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
Muffley Funeral Home