A long-time resident of Roswell, CHARLES WILLIAM BRISTOW, also known as “BILL” to most, 66, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, in Roswell, New Mexico. Please take a moment and share a kind thought or memory with Bill’s family at www.andersonbethany.com.
SERVICES: A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 2:00 PM, at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home Chapel. Interment South Park Cemetery.
Born in Presque Isle, Maine on February 9, 1953, Charles William “Bill” was the son of the late Charles Warren and Mary Hanagan Bristow. He was a graduate of Roswell High School. Prior to retirement, Bill worked as a car salesman and banker. He loved all sports, but his favorite ones were golf and his Denver Broncos. Bill loved to cook and was an avid book reader. He was also quite a character with an unlimited amount of useful and (sometimes) useless information. One of the greatest passions of Bill’s life was being a member of the Elks Lodge. His proudest accomplishments were his daughters. He was a man with a huge and generous heart that would give the shirt off his back to help anyone in need. Bill will be greatly missed by his loved ones and those fortunate enough to have known him.
SURVIVORS: Bill leaves behind his loving daughters: Jessica Hughes and husband Michael, Shelly Ballinger; grandchildren: Memory White, Sydney Ballinger; siblings: Bob Bristow, Kelly Lehto and husband John, Kim Sutton-Morr and husband Tim; aunt, Nancy Hanagan; niece, Mellissa Robertson; nephew, Nathaniel Bristow; and numerous cousins.
PRECEDED: Preceding Bill in death: his parents, Charles Warren and Mary Hanagan Bristow; and grandparents, William F. and Lucille Hanagan, Charles L. and Winnie Bristow; and sister: Patricia A. Bristow.
There will be a reception following service at the Elks Lodge.