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Bernice (Garrett) Cosner


1922 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Bernice (Garrett) Cosner Obituary
Bernice Garrett Cosner age 94, passed away peacefully at Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo,TX on Saturday January 28, 2017.
Bernice was born in Rose Bud NM on February 2, 1922 to Emma and William Garrett. Her mother and father traveled from Dumont, TX to New Mexico in a covered wagon. She attended the Nara Visa public school until the eighth grade, when the Garrett's moved to San Jon NM. Bernice was Valedictorian of the Senior Class of San Jon High School. Bernice married Brent Cosner Jr on March 31, 1941. They spent their married life ranching in Quay County. They were married 64 years. They had two sons, Craig and Kent Cosner who both still reside in Tucumcari. She was a gifted artist and has exhibited her work throughout the southwest. She also painted a cover for the New Mexico Stockman magazine. She was the first art instructor at Mesa Lands Community College (then called Tucumcari Area Vocational School) Bernice's art has been exhibited at the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame and presently has a painting in Forth Worth, TX. Her work has also been on calendars and at the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Hobbs NM. She was a member of the Tucumcari Fine Arts League for many years and served in every office. She was a lifetime member of the San Jon United Methodist Church being active in the choir and all the many church programs. She was the designated driver to many basketball and baseball games of Craig and Kent and was their biggest fan.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jr. 2005, by her mother and father Emma and William Garrett, by sister Sybil, nephew Wayne and by her brother Jack.
Surviving Bernice are her sons, Craig Cosner & Wife Linda, and Kent Cosner; by granddaughter, Christy McCutcheon & husband Todd; her grandchildren, Alexandra and Brayden; by her sister, Billie Garrett along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Services celebrating her life will be conducted in the San Jon United Methodist Church on Thursday, February 2, 2017, at 10:00 AM with Pastors John Barrett and Jacob Lujan officiating. Pall Bearers will be Tom Mackechnie, Jim Purcell, Rick Purcell, Tommy Wallace, Denny Welch and Jesse Reed with the Staff of Quail Ridge and her many close friends serving as honorary pall bearers.
Burial will follow in the family plot of the San Jon Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari New Mexico.
Published in the Quay County Sun on Feb. 1, 2017
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