Published: 3:00 pm, Wed. Aug. 19th, 2015
Graveside services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at the Lubbock Cemetery in Lubbock, Texas, for Aelanda Lee Fuchs of Artesia. A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Hermosa Church of Christ in Artesia.
Fuchs, 84, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, at San Pedro Nursing Center.
Michael Joiner will officiate at the services. Pallbearers will be Ladd Jackson, Landon Jackson, Devan Fuchs, Ronnie Jackson, Michael Weast and Jon Ward.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. today at Terpening & Son Mortuary.
Fuchs was born Aug. 26, 1930, in Grimes, Okla., the daughter of John Webster McKinley Watts and Bessie Miram (Daniel) Watts. She came to Artesia in 2000 from Lubbock.
On Oct. 31, 1948, she married Clayton Darlow Fuchs in Sayre, Okla.
She was a housewife, loving mother, member of Hermosa Church of Christ, and had been an active member of the 16th and Pile Church of Christ in Clovis for many years. She loved to shop, have parties, and decorate. She also loved singing with her family and playing Liverpool Rummy.
Survivors include sons Kevan Fuchs and wife Pam of Midland, Texas, Keith Fuchs of Kent, Wash., and Kelby Fuchs and wife Christine of San Diego, Calif.; daughters Darice Webb of Tyler, Texas, Katrina Ward and husband Jon of Moore, Okla., and Melinda Weast and husband Michael of Artesia; son-in-law Ronnie Jackson of Artesia; 20 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton Fuchs, on Feb. 28, 1994; her parents; daughter Roxie Jackson; granddaughter Marquise’ Weast; and two brothers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Water Well Project at Hermosa Church of Christ, 2512 N. 26th St., Artesia, N.M., 88210.
Arrangements are under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary. Condolences may be expressed online at http://www.artesiafunerals.