Nedra Kay (Smith) Smith Isbell
1946 - 2021
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Nedra Kay Smith Isbell was born on December 3, 1946, in Clovis, New Mexico to the home of Robert Winston Smith and Erna Belle Butler Smith. She was a graduate of the Clovis schools, a graduate of Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri, and a graduate of Eastern New Mexico University, with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1968 and a Master of Arts in English in 1972.

Nedra Smith married her true love, Allan Furlow Isbell from Tucumcari, New Mexico, on June 8, 1968, at Kingswood Methodist Church in Clovis, New Mexico.

Mrs. Isbell enjoyed a long and productive career with the Clovis schools, teaching English at Yucca Junior High, serving as librarian at Yucca Junior High and also at Clovis High School. She also had the privilege of serving as District Librarian, for instructor in English at Clovis Community College for twenty-five years.

Mrs. Isbell was a life long member of the Methodist Church, most recently at the First United Methodist Church in Clovis, New Mexico. She sang in the Chancel Choir, played in the Asbury Ringers handbell choir, taught Sunday school, belonged to several women's circles, bible studies and various committees in the church. She was a 55 year member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood and had belonged to each of the three chapters in Clovis, where she served in all offices and on numerous committees.

Mrs. Isbell was a member and past president of the Clovis-Carver Friends of the Library and she enjoyed serving on the Library Board. She was an avid reader who belonged to several book clubs. She was an average bridge player who enjoyed the game with her bridge partners. She was a life member of the PRMC hospital auxiliary as a Pink Lady, where she served as a parliamentarian for the board and worked the gift shop.

Mrs. Isbell passed from this earthly life and entered her heavenly home on April 21, 2021. Services will be held at First United Methodist Church on Wednesday April 28, 2021, 2:00PM. Pastor Jeb Archey will be officiating.

She is survived by her husband; Allan, of the home, her daughter; Alison Isbell Brown and son in love; Randy Brown, her four grandchildren; Megan and CJ Parsley and Logan and Michelle Brown, her two great grandsons; Charlie and James Parsley, her brother; Gordon (Kit) Smith, her nephew; Rocky (Renee) Smith and their daughter; Sophie. She is also survived by many cousins and wonderful friends, who were her extended family. Special thanks to her Hospice nurses, Tiffany and Makayla, for their wonderful care.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church of Clovis, music fund, and the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico.

Arrangements have been made to
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Published in Eastern New Mexico News from Apr. 23 to Apr. 30, 2021.
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May 3, 2021
Hi Allan. We were so sorry to hear of your wife Nedra's passing. If there's anything we can do, please don't hesitate to call. You are in our thoughts and prayers my friend. Love, Michele and Rick Nevins 915-549-4606
Michele GORMAN Nevins
May 1, 2021
Mrs. Isbell was a fantastic advocate for reading and literature. She was truly a great librarian, and I had the privilege of being one of her student library aides in the early- mid 80’s at Yucca JHS. She will be sorely missed.
Trey Franklin
April 29, 2021
I didn't know Nedra well, but in working with Allan for several years, it was easy to see that he thought she hung the moon. Condolences to her family and friends.
Shelley Sims
April 28, 2021
A wonderful lady and a true friend. She will be missed at so many places by so many people.
Linda Waller
April 26, 2021
All my love, thoughts and prayers to you, Allan, Alison, Randy and all the grandchildren from the Sacane family. I am so sorry for the sense of loss that I know you are feeling.
Nancy Sacane
April 25, 2021
Charlie and I are so very sorry to hear about Nedra. She was a wonderful individual and we always loved visiting with you all. Prayers of comfort for all of the family.

Charlie and Cindy Wall
Charlie and Cindy Wall
April 25, 2021
Nedra was a wonderful person with a great smile on her face! She will be very missed. Our hearts go out to all of your family. Great memories of the Sunday School class going snow skiing at our cabin.

Rhonda and Robert Gray
Robert Gray
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