Vandia J. Coburn, 72 of North James Street, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at home. A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the family home. Arrangements have been entrusted to West Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed at westfuneralhome.com
Vandia Joan Hines Coburn was born to E.J. and Lydia Wood Hines Dec. 9, 1940, in Matador, Texas. She moved to Carlsbad as a teenager and graduated from Carlsbad High School in 1959. Vandia and Everett Coburn were married Jan. 15, 1961, in Carlsbad.
Vandia loved to laugh, tease and spend time with family and friends. She brought great joy to those who had the privilege of knowing her.
She is survived by her husband, Everett; son, Walter Coburn and wife, Dorthy of Hobbs, N.M.; daughter Vanessa Coburn Genatempo and husband, Anthony of Boston, Mass; sister, Patricia Benson of Parowan, Utah; brother, John Hines of Loving, N.M. granddaughters: Kelly and Kylee Coburn; and grandson, Rett Genatempo; plus numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.