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1918 Clarence 2021

Clarence Rodery

February 4, 1918 — November 6, 2021


At the turn of the century, a determined saleswoman went to work for a perfume company which many know as AVON. She became the first “Avon Lady”.

Clarence started her career with AVON in Michigan and in 1961 a move to Roswell would welcome her as Roswell’s Avon Lady. Her customers looked forward to her weekly visits to deliver orders but, she brought kindness and friendship along with their “beauty”. The deep love for her family carried over to her customers and they became an extension of her family. These friendships endured even after the years caused her to close her order book for good. She lived her life and worked AVON with the same love, compassion and friendship.

Clarence was a lifetime member of The Presidents Club for AVON where she acquired many awards and citations for exceptional sales. She didn’t believe in territories with AVON so Roswell and anyone who needed it became her territory. And just like the independent saleswoman Mrs. Albee at the beginning of our story, Clarence made everyday an AVON day. She dressed to the nines and was the consummate professional.

On November 6th God called this beautiful soul home. Her work here was finished.

Clarence was preceded in death by her loving husband Alva “Red” Rodery, William and Media Fry (parents), George and Evelyn Fry (brother), Robert and Lorlee Fry (brother), Herman and Della Green (sister) and Wendy Leine Rodery (granddaughter).

Clarence is survived by daughter Evelyn Rodery and son Charles( Laretha) Rodery, Johnny and Galyn Salinas, Julie Rodery (grandchildren), Brenna, Amber and Erica Salinas, Chandler Rodery, Charlotte Young, Ryan and Declan Higgins (great-grandchildren), Bailey Salinas, Elaina, Chloe and Jaxon Rockne and Dominic Valenzuela (great-great grandchildren), many nieces, nephews, cousins and the entire community of Roswell.

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Service Schedule

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Funeral Service

Friday, November 19, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

LaGrone Funeral Chapel

900 S Main St, Roswell, NM 88203

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