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Joy Elizabeth (Sutton) Clement

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Joy Elizabeth (Sutton) Clement Obituary
Joy Elizabeth Clement (nee Sutton), 86, passed away peacefully at her home in Tucson, Arizona on January 12, 2018. Joy was born May 6, 1931 in Holdenville, OK to parents Henry and Myrtle Sutton. She married the love of her life, Robert Clement, on November 20, 1948 and they celebrated 47 years of marriage until his death in 1995.

Joy was a successful business woman in Alamogordo, New Mexico for many years. Joy and Robert owned and operated Chaparral Novelties, Inc. which supplied Mexican jumping beans to stores all across the United States and Canada for more than 30 years. Joy also worked for the US Census Bureau and in the late 1990s established Shelley's Smoke Shop, which was later turned over to a new owner.

Joy was always busy and enjoyed spending hours in her yard tending to her flowers. She also loved to cross stitch, sew, play games and spend time with family. She loved life and loved her family.

Joy is survived by sons Deryl Clement of Tucson, AZ, and Chris Clement of Memphis, TN. She is also survived by nieces Melba Haviland of El Paso, TX, Yalanda Hinkle of Missoula, MT, Colleen Ramey of Blairsville, GA, Joyce Johnson of Hanford, CA, Rhonda Kaschmitter of Allen, TX, Pamela Sena of Bosque Farms, NM, nephews David Eddy of Eustis, FL and Rick Sutton of The Woodlands, TX, along with numerous great nieces and great nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert, brothers Bobby Sutton, Delbert Sutton, Burle Sutton, Kenneth Sutton, Earl Sutton, sisters Helen Conatser and Letha Dennis, nieces Dorothy Gillis and Karen Holt and nephews Ronnie Eddy and Perry Sutton.

Visitation will take place Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Hamilton O'Dell Funeral Home, 1334 N. Scenic Drive, Alamogordo, NM 88310 followed by a graveside service at 2:00 pm at Monte Vista Cemetery, 1590 E. 1st St, Alamogordo, NM 88310. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Hamilton O'Dell Funeral Home in Alamogordo. To sign the online register book, please visit
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Jan. 17 to Feb. 16, 2018
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