Barbara Kidwell
1948 - 2020
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Barbara Kidwell

Alamogordo - Barbara Ann (Serna) Kidwell, 72, left this earth peacefully with her family by her side to join our Heavenly Father and her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, June 21, 2020 in Alamogordo, New Mexico. She was born on April 24, 1948 in Alamogordo, New Mexico to Raymond Vigil and Adelina (Chacon) Serna. There is comfort and peace knowing she is rejoicing in Heaven with a new body after shedding the bonds of her earthly one. We rejoice with her, "For when we were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life." Romans 6:4

Barbara and Dale were married on June 6, 1967. She began her career as a licensed Cosmetologist. She held various employment positions throughout the Alamogordo community to include, grocery cashier at WalMart Retail Store, Mortuary Cosmetologist with Hamilton Funeral Home and Cosmetologist at WalMart Smart Styles Hair Salon.

Barbara was a woman who was full of energy and vitality, always looking for some new adventure or travel. She loved riding roller coasters at amusement parks, dancing, going out to eat with family and baking during the holidays. She was caring, unselfish, empathetic, loved people, was always willing to help others, and absolutely loved having family, friends coming over to the house to hang out for the day!

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Dale Kidwell; brother Jesse Serna and wife Christine, of Alamogordo, New Mexico; daughter, Annette Black and husband Donald, of Las Cruces, New Mexico; son Dale Ray Kidwell, of Alamogordo, New Mexico; son Jeffrey Kidwell, of Bossier City, Louisiana; daughter, Sabrina Holmes and husband Todd, of Alamogordo, New Mexico; fifteen grandchildren, Scottie, Riley, Cassidy, Corey, Cody, Tanner, Cayleigh, Alison, Megan, Malia, Alec, Freddy, Raelynn, Travis, and Raquel; five great grandchildren, Carolann, Athena, McKenzi, Cambrie and Austin.

She was preceded in death by her father Ray Vigil Serna.

A celebration of Barbara's life will be held at Christ Community Church in Alamogordo, New Mexico on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 2:00 pm with Pastor John Cantu officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks should friends desire, contributions may be made to <> whose mission is to advocate and fund raise for the most promising research to accelerate cures and end idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).

The Kidwell family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the funeral services.

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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Jun. 26 to Jun. 28, 2020.
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July 8, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
July 2, 2020
Barbie you will truly be missed! Your smile could light up a room, your laughter fill the ears of all around and everyone know who it was, and your all welcoming life hugs you loved to give! You loved life and loved having a good time! You Will be deeply missed by all who had the honoring of knowing you and calling you a friend! Im sure gonna miss our little chats when we would see each other and the never ending laughter we always shared!! I love you Barbie ❤ Fly high our beautiful Angel

Sabrina and Family and Annette and Family;

There are no words to express how deeply sorry I am for the loss of your Mother. Barbie was such a beautiful soul! She was bigger then life and loved by countless people ❤❤ she was full of life, love and laughter!! She made Alamogordo beautiful when she was doing hair! I am praying for peace and comfort for all of you! May Our Father God continue to pour His love, comfort and guidance into all of you. She would want all of you to be happy and CELEBRATE her wonderful life!! I love you all!

With Love,

Teresa Hockman
Teresa Hockman
July 2, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to you, Holmes' and all family. We are heartbroken for you. She was a precious, kind and supportive woman. Our love to you all.
christine woolen
July 1, 2020
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July 1, 2020
Oh Ladybug you truly will be missed! My condolences to your family. Thank you for all the fun wonderful memories we made working at smart style.
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June 30, 2020
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June 28, 2020
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Tyena Pettiford
June 27, 2020
Barbie left an impression on this earth that will be everlasting. You are missed our dear friend.
June 26, 2020
Our Dear Barbie, such a wonderful person, caregiver of all. You will be missed my dear friend.
Mary Jane (MJ) Espinoza
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