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Anna Lou “Suzi” Grassie Wagner

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SERVICES: Services will be held at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home in Roswell, New Mexico, on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, at 1:00 PM. Nolan Fredrick, pastor of Catalyst Church in Artesia will officiate the services. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery. There was a Viewing on Monday, December 21, 2020, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home.

Suzi was lovingly known by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren as “Nana and Grandma Suzi.” She was 82 years young when she passed away peacefully in her sleep in Artesia, New Mexico, at Good Life Senior Living and Memory Care.

On March 9, 1938, Suzi was born in Dexter, New Mexico, to George L. and Lizzie B. Grassie. She grew up in Dexter and later moved to Roswell, where she lived until moving to Artesia in 2019 to be closer to her daughter.

Suzi worked for Diamond A Cattle Co. as a bookkeeper before becoming Robert O. Anderson’s personal assistant, a position she proudly held for over thirty-five years. After retiring, she volunteered at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in their gift shop as a coffee barista, where Suzi loved knowing the type of coffee her customers ordered. Her specialty and personal favorites were caramel macchiato or anything with chocolate and she also enjoyed coming up with new coffee flavors with her granddaughter Ashley.

Suzi was also involved with Desk and Derrick, PEO, The Pearls Birthday Club, Book Club, and Altrusa. She loved playing bridge, or any type of card game including Slap Jack with Jaxon and Mason, Trash Train, and The Dallas Cowboys. Suzi enjoyed spending Saturdays’ with her daughter at the movie theatre watching new releases.

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Survivors include her daughter Lisa Troublefield and husband Perry of Artesia; son Boyd Gray and wife Marijo of Lubbock, TX; brother Earl Grassie and wife Kay of Ruidoso; sister-in-law, Bonnie Grassie of Dexter; grandchildren: Ashley Grantham of Artesia, Bryce Troublefield and Jillian Hart of Albuquerque, Travis Gray and Heidi of Hagerman, Trevor Gray and Katie of Hagerman, Gus Gray and Alexia of Forney, TX, Lindsey Davis and husband Gary of New Zealand, Cole Perrin and wife Heather of El Paso, TX, and Jackie Perrin of Lubbock, TX; great-grandchildren: Jaxon and Mason Grantham, Rowdy and Luke Gray, Cutler and Ellie Gray, Olive and Shepherd Gray, Jared, Natalie, and Cameron Davis, Jackson Perrin, and Heather and Hailey Perrin.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George L. and Lizzie B. Grassie; brothers: George W. Grassie, Walter Grassie, Bill “Red” Grassie, James I. Grassie; sisters-in-law: Helen Grassie and Joan Grassie; and Suzi’s beloved Shi-Tzu, Annie.

Pallbearers will be Perry Troublefield, Bryce Troublefield, Travis Gray, Trevor Gray, Tye Cleve, and Jerry Fore.

Special thanks to the loving staff at Encompass and Good Life Senior Living and Memory Care especially, “Aunt Vicki” and Mary aka “Elvira.”

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to:

New Mexico Children’s Home

1356 New Mexico 236

Portales, NM 88130

Please take a moment and share a kind thought or memory with Suzi’s family at www.andersonbethany.com.