Our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Helen Ruth Sutton, age 73, of Las Cruces entered eternal life Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at Casa De Oro Nursing Center. She was born August 9, 1940 in McAlester, Oklahoma to Audrey and Othella Jennings Sutton. Helen retired from the telephone company. Those left to mourn her passing include three sons, Timothy Stocker-Downing of El Paso, TX, Jeff Stocker of Burlington, VT., and Patrick Downing of Mesquite, TX; two brothers, Tom Sutton of Nevada and John Sutton of Houston, TX. Other survivors include six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Helen was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Sharon Lynn Downing. At her request cremation will take place and a Celebration of Life Service will being at 2 PM Tuesday, April 1, 2014 in Baca's Peace Chapel, 300 E. Boutz Road with John Binham officiating. Inurnment of cremains will be held at a later date. Service arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces and Sunset Crematory. 527-2222 For online condolence logon to www.bacasfuneralchapelslascruces.com.
Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Mar. 31, 2014