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Phyllis Joan Grassie

Memorial services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at Westside Church of Christ for Phyllis Joan Grassie.

Grassie, 87, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at the Kaseman Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque.

Phillip Grassie will officiate at the services.

Joan was born March 12, 1929, in Roswell to Kersey and Tempe Funk. She was raised on the family farm in Cottonwood and attended school in Lake Arthur and Dexter.

She met her lifelong partner, Bill “Red” Grassie, and they married in 1951. Together, they raised their three boys on ranches and farms in New Mexico and Colorado. They were married for 62 years until Red’s passing in 2013.

Joan took pride in making western shirts for her boys and Red. Quilting and gardening were among her favorite hobbies. She especially loved growing flowers. She always believed in God and was a member of Westside Church of Christ.

Survivors include sons William F. Grassie Jr., George Lee Grassie, and Jeffery Layne Grassie; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and siblings Wanda Whatley and Bettie Redden.

Thank you to all family and friends for their support and prayers.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Red and Joan Grassie Memorial Fund, which will provide ongoing resources for funerals, meals and gatherings at Westside Church of Christ for families that have lost loved ones and need a place for such gatherings. Contributions should memo: The Red and Joan Grassie Memorial Fund.