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Eugene E. Zimmerman


1912 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Eugene E. Zimmerman Obituary
"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints." Psalm 116:15
Eugene E. Zimmerman, 100, of Roswell, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at Beehive Homes of Roswell. His home going celebration will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at First Church of the Nazarene, officiated by Pastor Vaughn Gossman and Chaplain Garth Hyde of VistaCare Hospice. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park in Carlsbad, N.M. Military honors will be provided by the Roswell Veterans Honor Guard and New Mexico National Guard.
Viewing for Eugene will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home.
Eugene was born near Hydro, Okla., on Jan. 1, 1912, to Andrew and Anna (Miller) Zimmerman. He grew up on his family's farm in Oklahoma, where he and his siblings developed an excellent work ethic, a deep belief in God, and a strong sense of integrity. Eugene married Winnie B. Holland on April 12, 1944, in Erick, Okla. Eugene proudly served in the United States Army during World War II with the 130th Armored Ordnance Battalion which was attached to the Eighth Armored Division. "The Thundering Herd" served in the European Theater-Holland, Germany and Czechoslovakia. After his discharge in 1946, he joined Winnie B. in Carlsbad, N.M., where he went to work for Potash Company of America as a welder until his retirement in 1976. In 1993, they relocated to Roswell to be near their family. At the time of his death, Eugene was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Roswell, where he was a mighty prayer warrior.
Eugene was a loving husband and father who raised his children to share his deep love of the Lord and to model his life of integrity. Eugene was preceded in death in 2006 by his wife of 62 years, Winnie B. (Holland) Zimmerman; daughter, Eulene Zimmerman; parents, Andrew and Anna Zimmerman; sister, Wilma Chapman; and brother, Dan Zimmerman.
Eugene is survived by his two daughters and sons-in-law: Darrell and Erna Crosby and Larry and Regena Fry of Roswell; five grandchildren: Greg Crosby of Roswell, Stephanie Sullivan and husband, Michael of Hemet, Calif., Meghan Shaw and husband, Bradley of Roswell, and Jeremy and Courtney Fry of Roswell; four great-grandchildren: Audrey, Wylie and Ryland Sullivan and Zachary Shaw, and one more great-grandchild on the way. He is also survived by his sister, Louise Little of Conway Springs, Kan.; sister-in-law, Bernice Setser of Carlsbad; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Greg Crosby, Jeremy Fry and Bradley Shaw along with nephews, Jerry Huddleston, George Zimmerman and Ron Satter.
Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online register book at andersonbethany.com. Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home & Crematory.
Published in Carlsbad Current-Argus from Feb. 15 to Feb. 16, 2012
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