Crystell (Ayers) Terry
1931 - 2020
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Crystell Terry age 88 passed into heaven on Friday, February 21, 2020.
Crystell was born on March 9, 1931, in Porter, New Mexico to Frank and Myrtle Ayres. Crystell married her high school sweetheart Marvin Terry on December 18, 1948.
Crystell had been the secretary at Granger and Mountain View Schools in Tucumcari before moving to San Jon NM and working as the secretary there for 27 years. After retiring, she subbed for 13 years. She loved San Jon Schools, San Jon Baptist Church and the San Jon Community. She has been a member of the San Jon Baptist Church for many years. After moving to Tucumcari, Crystell became very involved with the Pink Lady Auxiliary at Trigg Memorial Hospital, and The Senior Citizens. Prior to her death Crystell was a very vibrant, active and independent lady. She loved having lunch at the Senior Citizen Center and afterwards playing dominos with her friends.
Crystell is survived by 3 daughters, Janis Fought of Tucumcari, Vicky (Don) Smith of Melrose and Susan (Roy) Mitchell of Logan; one sister, Betty (Kenneth) Terry and 2 sister's in law, Jackie Ayres and Mattie
Ayres; 13 grandchildren, Wayne (Debbie) Fought, Kristi (HP) Cargile, Keith (Cindy) Smith, Michael (Liz) Downey, Kelli (Robert) Williams, Steven Lee Fought, Ludy (Patrick) Hawthorne; 18 Great Grandchildren, Ryan, Dana, Laura, John, Cassidy, Colby, Kinlee, Levi, Loralye, Trent, Maddie, Mason, Stevie, Rose, Mya, Casen, Harper and Haisley.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 62 1/2 years Marvin on June 12, 2011; 2 Son-in-laws, Dwain Downey and Steve Fought; 2 precious grandsons, Levi Downey and Arlyn Mitchell; 3 Brothers, Edward, Lewis and Herman; 5 sisters, Mary Belle, Bertha Mae, Ruby, Doris and Margaret; and by her parents.
Funeral services celebrating her life will be in the San Jon First Baptist Church on Wednesday morning February 26, 2020, at 11:00 AM. Pall Bearers will her grandsons – Wayne Fought, Keith Smith, Michael Downey, H. P. Cargile, Ryan Fought, and John Fought. Honorary Pall Bearers will be Her Sunday School Class and the Pink Lady Auxiliary. The family asks for those who wish Crystell would like donations to the Baptist Children's Home in Portales New Mexico.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari, New Mexico.

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Published in Quay County Sun from Feb. 24 to Feb. 26, 2020.
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March 30, 2020
Janis, Vicky & Susan you are all in our prayers. I thought so much of your Mother when I taught in San Jon. She was a delight.
May God hold each of you close during the rough days ahead. May he give you and all of your family comfort and peace knowIng she is a very special Angel.
Billy & Bobby Ann Dictson
February 26, 2020
Janice, Vicky, Susan and families there is nothing I can say that you dont know about your amazing Mom! Just know that our communities of Tucumcari and San Jon feel the loss of this beautiful soul! My prayers will continue for all of you. I knew when I said goodbye to her that that would be my final goodbye. Thank you Janis for allowing me such a tender moment with your precious Mama! I am sorry that I cannot be with you today as you lay her to rest! My love, my prayers and my peace to each of her family members! May Our Great God comfort each of you! With Love, Julia Calbert
Julia Calbert
February 25, 2020
My thoughts and prayers for the family of Crystell. She was a very special lady. What special memories all will have.
Sheri Cargile
February 25, 2020
Janis, Vicky, and Susie..So sorry we can't be there with you and for you. I know you have fond memories. Your Mom was so helpful and shared so much with my Mom and Dad. Always a delight to be around her. God Bless and Keep you during this time. Love

Frankie and Jakie Masters
February 25, 2020
Was so sorry to hear about Crystell. She was so much fun to be around. May all your memories of her help you through this difficult time.
Kim Curry
February 25, 2020
It was always a joy to be around her, she will be missed, prayers for God's arms to be around each of her family in comfort
Jo Evelyn Morton
February 25, 2020
Such a sweet lady. I know her family misses her greatly, but the community will miss her too. She always had a smile.
Dainetta Kroeker
February 24, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Betty White(Jack)
February 24, 2020
I will forever remember Crystells smile. Her smile immediately made me feel loved in the most wonderful way. I always knew by her smile she was precious and genuine from the inside out.
Jill Tatum
February 24, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Cathy and
February 24, 2020
Crystell will be so very missed. She always treated people with love and respect, no matter what. I never heard her say a mean or disrespectful word about anyone. I loved her very much, and will always remember how welcoming she was when we first moved to San Jon. She treated us like we were her own family. I loved visiting with her and hearing her stories, we used to laugh so much. She had a heart filled with Godly grace, through and through.
Starla McEntire
February 24, 2020
I will miss her smile and gentle spirit! What a fine lady!
Patricia Stull
February 24, 2020
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