Published: 1:23 pm, Tue. Jan. 3rd, 2017Updated: 1:22 pm
Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, at Twin Oaks Memorial Park for Doris A. Colwell of Artesia.
Colwell, 77, passed away Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, at her home.
Gavin Vaughan will officiate at the services. Pallbearers will be Rodney Campbell, Roy John Dewey, Arthur Lard, Kenny Dewey, Jamey Bratcher, Tom Reneau and Larry Brigance.
Visitation began at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Terpening & Son Mortuary.
Doris was born Jan. 3, 1939, in Ralls, Texas, the daughter of Glen and Ruby (Wright) Story. She came to Artesia in June 1968 from Las Cruces.
On May 31, 1970, she married John P. Colwell in Artesia.
She was a bookkeeper and member of Hermosa Drive Baptist Church and Retreads Motorcycle Group, and enjoyed cross-country motorcycle trips in all 48 states. She loved bingo, dominoes, and attending all of her grandchildren’s activities.
Survivors include sons William Hummel III and Steven Colwell, both of Artesia, and Kenneth Hummel of Odessa, Texas; daughters Debra Dewey and husband Tom of Artesia, and Barbara Williams and husband Les of Midland, Texas; son-in-law Mark Campbell of Carlsbad; brother Billy D. Story of Las Cruces; 15 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Colwell, on Nov. 20, 2005; her parents; son David Glen Hummel; and brother Glen Roy Story.
Memorial contributions may be made to TLC Hospice in Carlsbad or the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary. Condolences may be expressed online at www.artesiafunerals.com.