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Catherine Beckett Obituary
Catherine Elizabeth Beckett, 89, a longtime resident of Deming passed away Friday January 17, 2014 in Deming. Funeral services will be this Friday January 24th, 2014 at 2 o'clock in the afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapel with Rev. Joe Byers, Pastor of First Baptist Church officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mt. View Cemetery officiated by Ruth Chapter 6, Order of Eastern Star. Catherine was born May 13, 1924 in Mescalero, New Mexico to Dewey and Louise (Baird) Wooten. She married William T. Beckett on December 6, 1940 and will be laid to rest in the same dress she wore on the beautiful day in 1940. Catherine came to Deming in 1945 from El Paso, Texas and was a secretary with the Deming Public Schools until her retirement in 1983. She was an active member of the Order of Easter Star for 71 years and in Deming was a member of Ruth Chapter 6, O.E.S., the Daughters of the Nile, and was Mother Advisor of Rainbow Girls. She is survived by her sons, William T. Beckett and Michiel Dean Beckett (Joyce Ann) of Alamogordo, NM; daughters, Annie Louise Horton and Gari Beth Pruiett of Tularosa, NM; brothers, Benjamin Franklin Wooten of Las Cruces, Stewart Wayne Wooten (Sis) of Houston, TX; sisters, Patsy Josephine McMurry of Alamogordo, Frances Jean Kelt (John) of Roswell; 16 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, 17 great great grandchildren, whom she was very proud of. Catherine was preceded in death by her husband William T. Beckett Sr., her daughter, Becky Eileen Ortiz and a brother, Richard Wooten, son in law, Lloyd Horton, daughters in law, Doris Jean Beckett and Sharyl Lynn Beckett, and grandchildren, Heather Rivera and Cody Horton. Pallbearers will be Joseph Levi Pruiett, Orrin, Tyrell, and Randy Bookout, and Randy and Raymond Horton. Honorary bearers are Eddie Padron, Eric Smith, Matt Zahn, Brian Jacobsen, Jim Ruonavaara, and Stewart Wayne Wooten. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels. Exclusive provider for "Veterans & Family Memorial Care". To sign the online guest book or to send a card, please visit our website at www.bacasfuneralchapels.com. 811 S. Gold Ave., Deming, NM 88030. Phone: 575.546.9671
Published in Deming Headlight on Jan. 22, 2014
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