Bobbie Jean Raymer Martin Hendershot passed away suddenly Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012 at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces, N.M. She was born Sept. 25, 1929 in Morganton, Arkansas the oldest of four sisters, to Curtis R. and Opal (Wilson) Raymer. She settled in Grant County, NM with her parents and considered herself a native of Silver City, N.M. She married the love of her life, Wade W. Martin in January 1947 and spent many happy years raising their two children, a daughter, Mary Lois and a son, Donald W. After Wade passed away, she met and married Stanley Hendershot in 1986 and they traveled and square danced their way around the US, Canada and Europe. She worked as a teller at the Grant County Bank when they opened a branch in Silver City where she had many regular customers. She was an active life member of Valley Community Church and loved her church family. Bobbie was a member of Santa Rita O.E.S. and held many offices in that organization. She was an active member of not one, but two Red Hat groups and enjoyed dressing up and going with the "girls" on outings, whether in Grant County to lunch or Laughlin, Nev. or Las Cruces to "funventions." She lived her life to the fullest and was always ready and willing to go anywhere and kept a bag packed "just in case." She is survived by her sisters, Nina Fahrlendar and spouse Jack and Peggy Center and spouse Jay; daughter, Mary Convery; her son, Don Martin; her grandchildren, Margie Narramore and spouse Jeff; Bob Convery; Kathy Convery and partner Michael Morales; Mike Martin and spouse Liz; Jeff Martin; and Ketura Martin and her great grandchildren, Keith Narramore, Kaitlyn, Tyler and Mia Martin, Victoria and Marley Convery-Morales and Mya Martin and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Wade Martin ('81) and Stanley Hendershot ('99); her parents, Curtis and Opal Raymer; her sister, Shirlene Capshaw and her son-in-law, Jim Convery. A memorial service will be celebrated on Monday, Aug. 20th at 3 p.m. at Valley Community Church with Pastor Larrimore Wicket officiating. Cremation will take place at Terrazas Crematory. Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels and Crematory "Trusted care for the ones you love" ~ 575-537-0777. To send condolences, visit www.terrazasfuneralchapel.com.
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Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Aug. 18, 2012