Dorthy Clemintine Battendorf Statton Ponce

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Dorthy Clemintine Battendorf Statton Ponce october 27, 1910 - january 5, 2013 Dorthy Clemintine Battendorf Statton Ponce born in Kansas Oct 27, 1910 took her last breath in Santa Fe Jan. 5, 2013. At 102 years young, Clemintine lived an amazing rich and varied life. Reared in Texas, her father was a chiropractor in Abelene. In 1936 Clementine's first husband Olen Statton, an army lieutenant, took her on the start of many travels and adventures. During this time she was a post mistress in Shellytown Texas. One of her pride and joys was her directorship of Girl Scout Troop 22 for many years, she was a born leader. A very favorite person to her was a traveling artist, Dord Fitz. She modeled for his lectures and classes in the Amarillo and Pampa Tx. area. He and his friends influenced Clementine and introduced her to many artists and opened minded people of the era. Clementine's second marriage after the death of Stratton took her to Colorado. In 1956 Frank Ponce, a retired Doctor, won her heart and they moved to Lake City. Near there they owned and operated the "Ponce Quiet Valley Working Ranch". Her life as the chief cook for the ranch hands and summer guests gave her a happy but exhausting life. A memorable trip thru Santa Fe with her Girl Scout troop to Colorado years before left an impression on Clementine. After the death of Frank, she moved to the City Different. Very much at home in Santa Fe, she created a life for herself modeling in fashion shows by area artists at local lunch spots. Clemintine was not slowing down now entering her 70s. Her contagious charismatic style is still felt by many. The move to El Castillo Retirement community was another long and loving chapter. She taught tai chi to residents as well as instigating functions for fun and enjoyment. In 2002 Clemintine was chosen as a Santa Fe Living Treasure for obvious reasons. Her wisdom and grace made her a favorite and loving friend to all. She exuded the essence of growing older with beauty and style. Clemintine celebrated each day and will be fondly remembered as one who embraced each moment with smiles and spirit.