SCHRIMSHER, TED L.- Ted L. Schrimsher, age 90, of Roswell passed into eternal life Monday, November 6, 2017 with his wife at his side.
He was born in Frederick, OK, January 29, 1927 to ArLonzo Schrimsher and Lillie Loftis Schrimsher. He graduated from Weaver High School in 1944. Upon his graduation he joined the Army Air Corp and was discharged in 1945 at the end of WWII.
Ted came to Roswell, NM in 1947 and was employed by Smith Machinery where he installed electrical irrigation pumps throughout eastern New Mexico and West Texas. He married Vera King in 1950. He started farming in 1954 and continued farming until he retired at the age of 89. He was recognized as the Outstanding Young Farmer in 1955 by the Roswell Jaycee’s. Ted and his twin brother Fred (Schrimsher Brothers) farmed extensively throughout Chaves County and the Estancia Valley in Central N.M.
He was an active member of Christ’s Church. He served on the boards of the Roswell Chamber of Commerce, the Eastern New Mexico Fair Board, the Hagerman Cotton Gin, and the Chaves County Cattle Corp.
Ted enjoyed hunting, dancing and golfing. He was one of New Mexico’s early hot air balloon pilots.
Of special importance to Ted, were his many friends that met for coffee, lunch, golf and hunting for a span of 30 years. He truly loved his friends.
Ted was preceded in death by his parents; his son Keith L. Schrimsher; his brothers, Cecil, Floyd and Fred; his sisters, Irene, Doris, Camella, Pauline and Delores.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Vera King Schrimsher of Roswell; his daughter, Devera Goss and husband Jerry of Baton Rouge, LA, children, Alex and wife Lacy, Amanda, Page and Matthew, grandchild Ryan Carrigan; his son, Jeffrey L. Schrimsher and wife Paula of Rio Rancho, NM, children Jeffrey and Alexandra; daughter-in-law Micki Schrimsher of Roswell, NM, children Nathan and Lucas; his brother, Max and wife Eleanor of Scotsdale, AZ, and his sister, Bennie Davis and husband Harvey of Costa Mesa, CA; his sisters-in-law Marjelaine Schrimsher and Theda Staeden of Roswell, and numerous nieces and nephews.
His family meant the world to him, he loved them dearly.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, November 13, 2017 at Christ’s Church. Gerry Chavez and Lonnie Owens will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christ’s Church, 2200 N Sycamore Ave, Roswell, NM 88201; Chaves County CASA Program, 500 N Main St #314, Roswell, NM 88201; or the Roswell Humane Society, 703 E. McGaffey, Roswell, NM 88203 or a charity of your choice.
So sorry for your loss. You and Ted have been such great friends to my mother, Jane, up to her passing and for that we are eternally grateful. Ted was a wonderful man and he will be missed.
Gene & Shirley RayEl Dorado, KS
So sorry for your loss. One thing for sure he is with Jesus.
Ron & Adelle LynchRoswell, NM