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Wayne Deering

June 19, 1914 — February 21, 2017

Wayne Deering, age 102, of Roswell passed away Tuesday February 21, 2017. Visitation 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Friday February 24, 2017 at LaGrone Funeral Chapel. A funeral service will be held 10:00 AM Saturday February 25, 2017 at LaGrone Funeral Chapel. Interment will be 11:00 AM Monday February 27, 2017 at South Park Cemetery.

Wayne was born in Marysville, Texas on June 19, 1914 to Emmit Levi Deering and Minnie Belle Wyatt-Deering. Wayne and Alice Durham Deering were married July 21, 1936 in Fort Sumner, NM. Wayne was a member of the Church of Christ and the Woodmen of the World. All though he had experience in many fields of work, his first and main passion was being a cowboy when he was a young man.

He is preceded in death by his parents Emmit Levi Deering and Minnie Belle Wyatt-Deering, his wife of 63 years Alice Durham Deering, Jessie Lee Deering, Johnnie Buford Deering, Eula Mae Curnette, and Ada Pearl Hill.

He is survived by his daughters Dorothy Crouch and Nubbin of Artesia, NM and Joyce Newsom and Larry of Roswell, NM; grandsons and granddaughters Roy Crouch and his wife Dianna of Artesia, NM, Randall Crouch and his wife Dena of Artesia, NM, Rita Derrick and her husband Lewis of Aretsia, NM, Elaine Gwinn and her husband Malcom of New Castle, IN, Wayne Mims of Los Lunas, NM, Kevin Mims and his wife Yon Ok of Bonaire, GA, and Sherri Parsons and her husband Andy of Owasso, OK; 17 great grandchildren; 23 great great grandchildren; and his special friend of over 16 years Tina Rudolph.

He loved his grandchildren, his great grandchildren, and his great great grandchildren; and they loved him.

Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the Assurance Home/James Ranch 1000 E. 18th Street Roswell, N.M. 88201.Or online at


LaGrone Funeral Chapel
900 South Main
Roswell, NM  88203
Friday, February 24, 2017
5 PM to 7 PM



LaGrone Funeral Chapel
900 S. Main
Roswell, NM  88203
Saturday, February 25, 2017
10 AM


South Park Cemetery
3101 S. Main
Roswell, NM  88203

Memorial Contributions

Assurance Home Inc
1000 East 18th St.
Roswell, NM  88201

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