Shirley Neuhaus (1921 - 2012)

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A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 9th at 11:00 AM at First Christian Church, 1211 Hull Road, Ruidoso NM with a reception immediately following. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Shirley passed away on Monday, March 26, 2012 in Albuquerque, NM surrounded by her family. She was born July 8, 1921, in Ventura, CA and is survived by her daughter Jeanne E. Archuleta; her stepson Capt. Charles F. Neuhaus, USN, Ret. and wife; daughter-in-law Joan Neuhaus; grandchildren Ana Smilow and husband Robert; Suzanne Neuhaus and family; Cathy Hansen and family; Caroline Wesley and family; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents Michael and Hannah Brazil, siblings Margaret Brown, Robert Brazil, and Elizabeth Dailey, husband Charles E. Neuhaus, daughter Judy G. Neuhaus, and grandson Ched Neuhaus.
Shirley worked many years for the Ruidoso Municipal Schools, first as a teacher's aide, and finally as a testing consultant until her retirement at the age of 89. She was also an active member of Altrusa Club of Ruidoso, NM, the Lincoln County Garden Club, and the Extension Club.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Shirley's honor to Best Friends Animal Society (, or any animal shelter of your choosing.
Arrangements by LaGrone Funeral Chapel of Ruidoso. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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LaGrone Funeral Chapel
341 Sudderth Drive Ruidoso, NM 88345
(505) 257-7303
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Published in Ruidoso News from Apr. 4 to May 3, 2012