Charles Ray Foreman
1943 - 2021
West Funeral Home - Carlsbad
401 N. Guadalupe
Carlsbad, NM
Charles Foreman passed away at his home in Clovis, NM on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Graveside service will be held Thursday, October 14th, 11:00am at the Carlsbad Cemetery. A memorial service will be held in Clovis at a later date.
Charles Ray Foreman was born January 1, 1943 in Carlsbad, NM. He is the oldest of 7 children born to Kenneth and Ona B. Foreman. Holding perfect attendance in the Carlsbad Schools from first grade until graduation in 1961, he also played basketball and baseball both with the school and the city leagues. He faithfully and joyfully attended every reunion for his class as well as Elaine's reunions for the class of 1962. In 1963, he joined the Carlsbad Postal Service. On June 19, 1964 he married the love of his life, Rea "Elaine" Rice. They welcomed son Kevin in April of 1965. A postal job transfer took the family to southern California where their daughter Amy was born in 1967. They returned to New Mexico in 1970 where Charles had a short stint as a truck driver and then hired on with the Santa Fe Railroad in Carlsbad in1971. The railroad took him to Roswell and eventually, Clovis. He was a switchman, brakeman, yardmaster, conductor, and ultimately an engineer until his retirement in 2004. He and his son Kevin shared a great love for anything train related. Being an avid and very knowledgeable lover of baseball as well, he loved the Dodgers from Brooklyn to Los Angeles. That love of baseball was shared deeply with his daughter Amy. His favorite hobbies included reading, car racing of all kinds, riding his Harley, and tracing his and Elaine's family ancestry. Many, many hours were spent traveling the country visiting libraries, cemeteries, courthouses and anyone, family or not, that could share information about the family history. He loved to hear all the stories and maybe a little gossip now and then. Together, he and Elaine coached several youth teams in Clovis and were big fans of the Clovis High School Choir and Lady Wildcat basketball during Kevin and Amy's school years. He was the proudest Grandpa you would ever meet and witnessed many of his grandchildren's activities from band to sports and graduations. Even though he lived far away, he was there as often as he could be.
He is survived by his beloved Elaine, his wife of 57 years; his two children, Kevin Foreman and Amy Schumaker, both of Clovis; his grandsons, Kyle Schumaker of Moscow, Idaho, Jacob Schumaker and partner Natasha Pence of Lebanon, New Hampshire, Wade Schumaker also of Moscow and Kody Foreman of Clovis and Powder Springs, Georgia. He is also survived by sisters; Renata Jump of Talala, Oklahoma; Karen LaQuey and her husband Johnny of Brownwood, Texas; brother Tommy Kent Foreman of El Paso, Texas and brother-in-law Dick Taylor of Oak Harbor, Ohio. He was uncle and great uncle to several nieces and nephews and a favorite among their fur babies.
He loved Elaine's family as well, her parents Eldon and Marguerite Rice, sister-in-law Dianne France and her husband Gary of Lubbock, TX and sister-in-law Martha Jasper and her husband Larry of Hercules, California.
He is preceded in death by his parents; sister Natalie Jo Taylor; brother Kenny Wayne Foreman and sister-in-law Sue Dart Foreman; brother Kerry Lynn Foreman; brother-in-law Glenn Jump and nephew Danny Jump.

Public viewing will be at West Funeral Home in Carlsbad on Wednesday, October 13th from 1pm-6pm MST.
Published by Eastern New Mexico News from Oct. 8 to Oct. 10, 2021.
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401 N. Guadalupe, Carlsbad, NM
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Elaine so sorry for your loss of Charles. My prayers are with you and family.
Joan Martin
October 15, 2021
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