Graveside services for Kathleen Rose Dennis will be held at South Park Cemetery on Friday, March 18, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. Kathleen Kay Dennis passed away on Saturday, March 12, in Roswell.
Kay was born in Roswell at St. Marys Hospital on February 20, 1927 to Charles E. and Ethel R. Smith. She was a lifelong New Mexico resident who lived most of her life in Roswell and also resided in Las Cruces and Lincoln, New Mexico
Kay was a lover of and an advocate for animals, the arts and all aspects of Native American jewelry.
She is survived by her husband and life companion Glenn Dennis of Roswell, her daughter Siri Cooper and her husband Roger of Roswell and Pagosa Springs, Colorado, her granddaughter Cassandra Cooper, a senior at New Mexico State University, her stepdaughters Pam Abbott and her husband Lee of Columbus, Ohio, and Lincoln, New Mexico, and Nancy Dennis and her partner Tieg Veinot of Albuquerque, and her grandsons Joel and Devon Darby.
She was preceded in death by her parents Charles Eli and Ethel Rose Smith, and her daughter Sharron Darby, all of Roswell.
Chaplain Garth Hyde will preside at the service. Arrangements are under the direction of La Grone Funeral Chapel. If friends would like to give their condolences online they may do so at www.lagronefuneralchapels.com
The family of Kay Dennis would like to express heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to the staff of Casa Maria Health Care Center.