Paul Tisler
February 15, 1948  -  October 30, 2017

Paul Tisler

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LaGrone Funeral Chapel
900 South Main
Roswell, NM  88203
Sunday, November 05, 2017
4 to 7 PM
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First Baptist Church
500 North Pennsylvania
Roswell, NM  88201
Monday, November 06, 2017
10:00 AM
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New Mexico Boys and Girls Ranch
775 Highway 304
Belen, NM  87002

New Mexico Baptist Chidren's Home
2200 S. Ave. 1
Portales, NM  88130

TISLER, PAUL LEROY- Paul Leroy Tisler, age 69, of Roswell, NM went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Monday October 30, 2017.

A viewing will be held Sunday, November 5, 2017 between 4:00 PM-7:00 PM at LaGrone Funeral Chapel Roswell, NM. A funeral service will be held 10:00 AM Monday, November 6, 2017 at First Baptist Church with Pastor Aaron Colyer officiating. A Memorial Service with ash scattering will be held Wednesday, November 8, 2017 on the former family ranch at Ft. Sumner, NM with everyone welcome to attend. The procession to the ranch will meet in the First Baptist Church Ft. Sumner, NM parking lot at 1:00 PM.

Paul was born February 15, 1948 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Roswell, NM to Andrew Louis Tisler, Sr. and Mary Ellen Kunkel Tisler who preceded him in death. He grew up in the Roswell area, active in Immanuel Lutheran Church and Future Farmers of America. He attended Roswell Public Schools graduating from Roswell High in 1967. Paul chose to go to college at New Mexico State University, was active in Alpha Gamma Rho, and graduated in 1971 with a degree in Range Science. While in college he married Laurel Ann Vaughan. After finishing his degree, Paul and Laurel moved to Ft. Sumner, NM and worked on her family’s farm and ranch for 13 years. While at Ft. Sumner, he was active in De Baca County Farm Bureau and on the De Baca County Fair Board. In 1984 Paul purchased a small BLM allotment ranch just south of Hatch, NM. On May 5, 1985 he received Believers Baptism at First Baptist Church- Hatch and subsequently became a Deacon. While in the Hatch Valley, Paul worked different jobs including building a flour mill by hand (he was the power tool) under the tutelage of German millwrights. The Fall of 1987 brought a change when he started working for the Biad family and 1989 began managing their Garfield, NM chile processing facility which shut down in 1996 and moved to San Simon, AZ. He “retired” from the Biad Chili Company in 2004. Paul and Laurel then moved back to Roswell, NM to help look after his parents. After moving back they worked at the family ranch for something to do. In 2012 the drought forced them to “retire” from ranching and he then went to work for Alderman-Cave until health issues intervened. He was currently employed by NorMex fabricating machinery for pecan harvest.

Paul loved to talk and made a myriad of friends where ever he lived, he enjoyed being a grandfather and riding horses on the ranch. He also loved to eat and had a weakness for chocolate chip cookies which gave rise to his nickname of “cookie monster”.

Paul is survived by his wife of 48 years, Laurel Tisler of the family home in Roswell, NM; daughter, Cassandra Sisneros and husband, Leonard of Roswell, NM; son, Logan Tisler and wife, Megan of Peyton, CO; brother, Andrew Louis Tisler, Jr. and wife, Nancy of Chagrin Falls, OH; sister, Carolyn Barnett of Santa Fe, NM. He also was blessed with three grandkids, De’ana Sisneros, Dakota Tisler, and Ty Tisler.

Pallbearers are Shay Wagner, Kevin Floyd, Dan Johnson, Vince Hernandez, Joe Gray, and Billy Romero.


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  1. Marilyn Vaughan
    Overland Park, KS

    Laurel Ann, Austin, Neal, and I are wanting you to know that we are keeping you and your family in our prayers. We know that Paul is missed very much this holiday season. We are thinking of you with love, Marilyn, Austin, and NeaL

  2. Sharon metcalf
    Carlsbad, NM

    My heart is broken. I'm so sad to hear of his passing, but am so grateful for having been taught by him. Laural... I love you... Xoxo

  3. Barbara Whitten
    Corfu, NY

    I was so sad to heard of Paul ‘s death. My prayers and heartfelt sympathy go out to the entire family. He was a wonderful man. I know you will miss him so much.

  4. Betty Kolinsky
    Hampton, NH

    One of my favorite cousins! Spent our childhood together at our Grandparents farm making hay tunnels, swimming, Easter egg hunting, eating watermellon, and playing with the train set. Spent a lot of time on his parents farm too learning the value of farming and having grand times at the reservoir. They even let me drive the tractor. I was laughing so hard they took over quickly! Wonderful memories of this kind, generous, sweet man. May your good memories get you through loss. Blessings to his family who I didn't have an opportunity to meet. You know you will meet again. Betty Clark Kolinsky

  5. Susan Suntree
    Santa Monica, CA

    Laurel and Cassandra, I am so sorry about Paul's passing. Please take such good care of yourselves during this time of change and loss. Love, Susan

  6. Kurt and Samantha Griego
    Fort Sumner, NM

    Thinking of you.

  7. Kathy Knight
    Peoria, AZ

    Laurel and family, I have great sorrow for your sudden loss. It cannot be easy. Please know that you are in our prayers. Kathy Sutter Knight

  8. Kurt and Jamie Fairres
    Roswell, NM

    We are so sorry for your loss Laurel. Paul welcomed us to the neighborhood with open arms. Always willing to lend a helping hand. Such a great man so loving and caring. Always had a smile on his face. The neighborhood will not be the same without him. He will be missed very much. Prayers to the family
    Fairres Family

  9. walt (RED) Johnson
    Boone, IA

    Laurel, so sorry to hear of this great loss. You are in my prayers, Red

  10. Joel Edwards
    Lordsburg, NM

    Linda Kay and I are so sad to hear of the passing of Paul!
    Paul and I were friends for many years in several different communities!
    I will always cherish the memories of the good times😊
    May God be with Laurel Ann and the family during this time of sorrow🙏✝️
    Our thoughts and prayers will be with you🙏✝️

  11. Patsi Hughes
    Henderson, NV

    Went to school with Paul, and saw him at our re-union in Sept. He was having a good time. So sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  12. Laurence M MaciasL & Erminda Macias
    Roswell, NM

    I'm sorry to hear about the passing of Paul. You are in thoughts and prayers Laurel. We're gonna miss talking to Paul from the fence line. Our neighborhood won't be the same without Paul. He always sparked up a good conversation. We're gonna miss Paul. Macias Residents.

  13. Jan Elliott
    Uvalde, TX

    Heartbroken for your loss but praising God for His grace, which is sufficient in all things. Love to each one and continued prayers for the “new” days ahead. So blessed to have been friends for forty-six years.
    The Elliott Clan

  14. Jean Bohlender
    Cliff, NM

    You all are in my heart and prayers. I cannot make it for his memorial, but would love to see you another time. May our Jesus hold you close in His embrace.

  15. "Remembering Fort Sumner"
    Fort Sumner, NM

    On behalf of the members of our group page on Facebook, we offer our sincere condolences to the friends and family of Paul Tisler. May the Lord provide strength during this difficult time!

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