BARRINGER, MARTHA LEE Longtime Roswell resident Martha Lee Barringer passed away at UNM Hospital in Albuquerque, NM, on July 7, 2014. Martha was born on December 4, 1931, in Oklahoma City, OK, to Daniel F. Schindler and Helen Harbin Schindler. She spent her childhood in McLeod, OK. The Schindler family moved to Roswell in 1945 where she finished school and met the love of her life.
Martha married Richard E. Dick Barringer on July 17, 1949, in Roswell. They started married life ranching in the Sacramento Mountains. Martha and Dick came back to Roswell to work on the family farm and in the family floral business. Barringers Floral and Barringers Blossom Shop were recipients of numerous awards for outstanding work and design under their leadership. It was not unusual for a call to come in from across the United States from former customers. Martha and Dick retired from the floral business in 1995. They were very involved following the activities of their daughters and grandchildren and were home base for family and friends, card players, and domino fans.
First United Methodist Church was her church for almost seven decades. She loved her Searchers Sunday School Class and served on the Trustee Committee. Martha was a long time member of the New Mexico and West Texas Floral Association. Martha enjoyed the fellowship and service projects associated with membership in the Order of Eastern Star, the Social Order of Beauceant, Order of Rainbow for Girls Advisory Board, the PEO Sisterhood, Silver Chords and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.
Martha was preceded in death by her husband Dick, parents Dan and Helen Schindler, and her motherinlaw and business partner Ruby Barringer.
Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters and sonsinlaw Donna S. and Fred Grigg, Debbie K. and Bill Hutson, and Teresa L. and Joe Andreis ten grandchildren, nine greatgrandchildren and one greatgreat grandchild sister and brotherinlaw Linda and Gordon Blome, nephew Geoffrey Blome, and aunt Billie Proctor.
Pallbearers will be Fred Grigg, Bill Hutson, Joe Andreis, Brian Hutson, Brandon Hutson, Nicholas Andreis and Jacob Andreis.
Services are scheduled for Thursday, July 10 at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Roswell, 200 N. Pennsylvania. A celebration of Marthas life for family and friends will be held at The Liberty, 312 N. Virginia, following interment.
Condolences can be made online at www.lagronefuneralchapels.com
Arrangements are under the personal care of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.