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Leroy Whitson, 57, of Ruidoso, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012 at his home. He was born Oct. 14, 1955 in Ouray, Colo. and was raised in Farmington. He loved to paint, cook and read and was a very good artist. He had lived in Ruidoso for 25 years moving from Las Cruces. He was a hair stylist.
He is survived by his companion, Thomas Tsosie; mother, Joyce Whitson; two brothers, Harry Whitson and Don Whitson; niece, Loretta Martinez and two nephews, Willie Werito and Matthew Werito; two great-nieces, Sydney Werito and Regan Werito and great-nephew, Charles Werito.
He was preceded in death by his sister, LaDonna Whitson.
Memorial service for Leroy will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, in the Community United Methodist Church in Ruidoso with a reception to follow.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lagroneruidoso.
Published in Farmington Daily Times from Dec. 28, 2012 to Jan. 4, 2013