Published: 3:05 pm, Tue. Apr. 18th, 2017Updated: 3:04 pm
Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, April 22, at Woodbine Cemetery for Wilma Laura Kendrick-Mauldin of Las Cruces.
Mauldin, 99, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017, in Las Cruces.
Jimmy Hamilton and Jason Kraft will officiate at the services. Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. Friday at Terpening & Son Mortuary.
Wilma was born Aug. 7, 1917, in Maplesville, Ala., to William Hugh and Florence (Perrin) Perry.
On Feb. 16, 1934, she married Melvin Kendrick in Centerville, Ala., and the couple came to Artesia in 1953 from Alabama. Wilma was a longtime Artesia resident until moving to Las Cruces a few years ago.
Melvin preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 1965. On Aug. 14, 1998, she married Cecil Mauldin. He preceded her in death on Aug. 26, 2007. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, a brother, and a stepdaughter.
Wilma worked as a sales clerk for 16 years at Anthony’s. She was a very active member and enjoyed helping wherever she could at West Main Baptist Church. Wilma was also an Eastern Star and celebrated her 50-year membership. She enjoyed sewing and loved to be able to spend time with her family.
Survivors include daughters Jean Kendrick Durham and partner Joe Bevers of Artesia, and Marcia Kendrick Henderson and husband Loyd of Las Cruces; children by marriage Helen Lund Yancy and husband David, Roberta Reeves Adain and husband James, Pat Reeves, Renee Mauldin Guthrie and husband John, Cathy Mauldin Pennington, and Judy Mauldin Fulton and husband Louis; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and a host of step-grand and great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary. Condolences may be expressed online at www.artesiafunerals.com.