Genevieve Veater, 81, of Alto passed away Saturday, January 4, 2013 in Ruidoso. She was born August 10, 1932 at Ruidoso Downs. She lived in El Paso, Texas from 1954 until 1986 and the remainder of her life she lived in Lincoln County. She graduated from Ruidoso High School in 1950. She attended Community United Methodist Church and was a homemaker.
She married James V. Veater on March 22, 1952 at Ruidoso and he preceded her in death on April 5, 2010, she was also preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn Veater on August 9, 2003.
She is survived by two daughters, Susan Beckner of Albuquerque and Tammy Pankey of Tempe, AZ; granddaughter, Beth Baca of Ruidoso; three brothers, Fred Hensley of Ruidoso Downs, Vernon Hensley of Colorado and J.R. Hensley of Ropesville, TX; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be Thursday, January 9, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel of 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM. Funeral services will be Friday, January 10, at 11:00 AM in the Community United Methodist Church with burial to follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lagroneruidoso.com.