Annabelle Lee "Ann" Pettit, 77, formerly of Deming, NM, died Monday, Feb 18, 2013 in Rio Rancho, NM.
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Ann was born on Sep. 12, 1935 in Sidney, Kosciusko Co., Indiana, youngest daughter of Charles Valentine Grisso and Ople (Figert) Grisso. She married Medford "Med" Pettit on Dec 19, 1953, who preceded her in death on Nov. 15, 2011.
Ann was a loving mother to her children and devoted wife. She was also a talented amateur artist and enjoyed oil painting, flower gardening, flower arrangement and her kitties.
Ann is survived by two sons, Jeff Pettit of Rio Rancho, NM; and Brian Pettit of Las Cruces, NM; two daughters, Teri Pettit of Santa Cruz, CA; and Patricia "Patti" Payne of Greeley, CO; daughter-in-law, Desirae Pettit of Rio Rancho; and son-in-law, Kevin Payne of Greeley, CO.
Also surviving are five sisters: Roxie Stahl, Mary Lu Pulley, Donna Logan, Charlene Gaylourd and Sally Williams; 10 grandchildren, including special grandson Josh Pettit, whom Ann and Med helped to raise, and six great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Bob Grisso and Warren "Pete" Grisso; five sisters, Wahneta Fetheroff, Roseanne Martin, Evelyn Fawley, Opal "LaVonne" Guthrie and Bonnie Hoge; and one grandson, Chris Pettit.
Funeral service will be on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 11 a.m., at First United Methodist Church, 1020 S. Granite St., in Deming, NM. Concluding services, with an interment, will then follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels - "trusted care for the ones you love" - 575-546-0070. To send your condolences, visit www.terrazasfuneralchapel.com.
Published in Deming Headlight on Feb. 21, 2013