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Deanna Simons

Memorial services were held at 10 a.m. today at West Main Baptist Church for Deanna June Simons of Artesia.

Simons, 66, passed away Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, at her home.

Jason Kraft officiated the services. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary.

Deanna was born Oct. 9, 1951, in Bakersfield, Calif., the daughter of J.D. and Ellen (Goldstein) Eaton. She came to Artesia in 2014 from Fayetteville, N.C.

Deanna served in the U.S. Army, doing tours in Iraq, Afghanistan, Desert Storm and Bosnia. She was a nurse and a member of West Main Baptist Church. She enjoyed painting, art and traveling.

Survivors include sons Christopher Luke Simons and Donald Mark Simons; daughters April Leann Simons and Alice Antionette Simons; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother; and one sister.

Arrangements are under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary. Condolences may be expressed online at www.artesiafunerals.com.