Harriet Pinkerton
March 25, 1924  -  July 24, 2018

Harriet Pinkerton

Memorial Service
Westminster Presbyterian Church
2801 W. 4th. St.
Roswell, NM  88201
Saturday, August 11, 2018
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PINKERTON HARRIET- Harriet Pinkerton, age 94, passed away July 24, 2018 at Lovelace Regional Hospital. A memorial service to celebrate her life is scheduled Saturday, August 11, 2018, 11:00 A.M. at Westminster Presbyterian Church 2801 W.4th St. Roswell, NM 88201. The Reverend Randy Nolen will officiate.

Harriet was born March 25, 1924 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Harry and Helen Meyers. She married her soul mate, Robert “Pinky” Pinkerton, on June 5, 1943. He preceded her in death on July 21, 1999. Those left to cherish her life include children- Grant Pinkerton and wife Patricia, Sandra Stauffer and husband Michael, and Clay Pinkerton; five grandchildren- Catherine Urban and husband Bernie, Tina Smith and husband Tim, Jonathan Pinkerton, Christy Young, and Chere Morgan; and eight great grandchildren- Tanner Smith, Austin Urban, Caden Young, Colin Young, Coltin Young, Bowen Morgan, Tanner Morgan and Tucker Morgan.

Harriet and Bob moved to Roswell in 1952 where she lived until her death. As a wife and mother, she gave the gift of love and led by example the blessing of giving to others. She was a charter member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and active in all areas of church service. Her community activities included ENMMC Auxiliary, Order of Eastern Star, 4-h Leader, Cub Scout Den Mother and many others. She enjoyed square dancing, bowling, bicycling, and- most of all- the 10 years she and Pinky spent RV-ing across this great country together.

After Pinky died, Harriet became a spirited, spitfire advocate for at risk children of Chaves County by becoming a CASA volunteer, known by CASA staff and the courts as “Dirty Harriet,” always fighting for her kids. She devoted her life to this important cause for several years. She made a difference.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, friends may make memorials to the Chaves County CASA Program at 500N. Main St. 314, Roswell, NM 88201. Or Westminster Presbyterian Church at 2801 W.4th St. Roswell, NM 88201.


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  1. Laura Snead Waters
    Mountain Home, AR

    Harriet & my Daddy (Judge Paul Snead) were great buddies with many connections through the Presbyterian Church & ENMMC auxiliary & CASA. I am sure they are whooping it up in heaven!

  2. Katherine Holloway Irwin
    Kennewick, WA

    Am so sorry to see your loss. I always think of the Pinkersons as special people to the Holloway family. My parents valued them as friends. My prayers and thoughts are with each of you.

  3. Jennifer Taylor
    Silver City, NM

    Our sincerest sympathies are with you during this difficult time! Your mother was a wonderful woman, full of strength and goodness.She will be sorely missed.
    Jennifer and Kerry

  4. Martin Kelley
    Dallas, TX

    Harriett and Robert were my Godparents. Harriett was not this in name alone, but all her actions over the last 45 years! A birthday never went by without an acknowledgement, gingerbread houses at Christmas, and EVERY important event in my life Harriett was there. Graduations, art shows, 4H shows, important events to me. And she was there. I was blessed to have the love and support of her and Robert in my life. I hope to have their zest for life at any age!
    Martin Kelley

  5. Mark and Christa Kelley
    Yeso, NM

    To all the Pinkerton family, our love and prayers are with you all. We loved Harriet dearly as we do all of you . I see her smiling away, she is home with Pinky .

  6. Amy Riddle-Swanson
    Menomonie, WI

    My sympathy to the family of Harriet Pinkerton. She was one of my earliest mentors as a young teenager growing up at Westminster Presbyterian Church. She encouraged me to go back to college when I had dropped out after one year. I am so glad she did as I have a fully enriched life due to my education leading to a great career in education which I love.

  7. Georgianna Hunt
    Roswell, NM

    Dear Grant and Family, please accept my condolences on the loss of your mom. I have you in my thoughts and prayers, please let me know if there is anything I can do.

  8. Alan Puckett
    Seattle, WA

    Grant, Sandy and Clay,
    I'm so sorry you've lost your mom--I remember her fondly as a kind and caring woman and a pillar of the church and the community.
    From my heart,
    Alan Puckett

  9. Renee LeCocq Cole
    Elgin, OK

    Clay and family,

    I am so sorry about your mom's passing. It is hard, no matter the age or situation. But, boy did she give it a good run! It's so funny, of all the voices I remember from my past, I can hear hers as clearly as if she were here speaking right to me. Prayers for you all.



  10. Cheryl & Tim Wafful
    Roswell, NM

    Rest in total peace my sweet Harriett. She is where she always wanted to be. Never have I seen someone with so much determination and courage as she. I did her hair for 18 years and never was there a dull moment with Harriett. We talked about everything I and came to know her not only as a client, but a friend and mother. She was so determined with her CASA work and gave it her all. She called them her kids and boy she would fight for them and then keep track of them and their foster parents long after, always taking them gifts. She loved to work in her yard and tended to over do it, cuz she would not ask for help. She reminded me of me and gave me so much inspiration and love. We always had an ongoing joke about her squirrels and we would laugh and cut up. We also had a very serious side, and we would cry together and hug and kiss. Never have I seen a person go through so much and hang on , but ALWAYS have a smile on her face when I walked in the room. I’ll miss you my sweet Harriett, but I know you are in a better place and will watch down over us all and smile that pretty smile. I have also gained a sister and 2 brothers in this relationship, with whom I have grown to know and love. God be with you and remember my love and prayers are with you, Cheryl

  11. Terri (Belt) Odell
    Granbury, TX

    I am so sorry for your loss.
    Love the Belt family

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