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Winna Mae Gage

1951 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Winna Mae Gage Obituary
Memorial services are scheduled at 10:30 a.m. on Monday May 1 at Pinon First Baptist Church in Pinon, N.M., for Winna Mae Gage of Artesia, New Mexico.

Mrs. Gage, 66, passed away on April 27, 2017 at Landsun Nursing Home in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

Herb Gage and Ty Houghtaling will officiate at the service. Honorary pallbearers will be all of her grandchildren. Lunch will follow at the Pinon Community Building.

A gathering of friends and family will be held on Sunday April 30 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Terpening & Son Mortuary Chapel.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary.

Winna was born in Artesia on February 26, 1951; the daughter of Clifton and Millie (Payne) Dean. On July 19, 1969 she married Nick Gage in Pinon, NM. She was a longtime resident of the Pinon and Artesia area.

She was a ranch day worker and substitute teacher, an Aide and a Janitor at Weed Public School. She was the High School Secretary at Cloudcroft Public Schools.After receiving her Bachelor of Science Degree and also her Masters of Arts Degree she then went on to teaching grades 1 - 12 at Cloudcroft and eventually took the position of Principal at High Rolls Elementary Alamogordo Public Schools. She returned to Cloudcroft Middle School to teach 6th - 8th grade English and was a Counselor. From there she moved to Southern Heights Elementary School in Hobbs, NM to teach 5th grade. Winna then took the position of Teaching Principal at Penasco Elementary and Artesia Public Schools. She was also the Director of the Pecos Valley Regional Education Co-op.

She was a member of Hermosa Drive Baptist Church, loved to cook and garden and spend time with all of her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister Francis Taylor.

Survivors include her husband Nick of Artesia; sons Gary Dwayne Gage and wife Jincy of Pinon, NM and Edward Dean Gage of Artesia; daughter Sara Ruth Gage and husband Ben Snow of Del City, TX; brothers Crockett Dean and wife Pam of Del City, and Quentin Dean and wife Dana of Hope, NM; sister Becky Dean-Walker and husband Dennis of Sierra Blanca, TX; grandchildren Garret Gage, Kacey Gage, Ashlie Gage, Marion Da Gage, Gari Ann Gage, Preston Gage, Lance Gage, Matthew Gage, Wilson Lewis and Leslie Lewis; great-grandchildren Kyleigh Gage and Zaylee Jackson.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Terpening & Son Mortuary. Please remember Mrs. Gage online at
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Apr. 30 to May 29, 2017
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