Thelma Evelyn Coffee
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Thelma Coffey, 95, of Clovis, NM passed away December 21, 2021, in Lubbock, TX. Thelma was born October 12, 1926, in Melrose, NM to Floyd Traylor and Wilma Rumbaugh Skeen. She graduated from Field School, then married the love of her life John Leonard Coffey in 1943. She then became the consummate homemaker. In 1964 she fulfilled one of her lifelong dreams by beginning college at West Texas State University, where she graduated in 1968. She then taught school in Friona, Lazbuddie and Clovis Community College. She was a member of Central Baptist Church.
Loved ones include daughters, Carol Taylor and husband, Bill; Kay McGee and husband, Edward; Becky Weatherly and husband, Bill; and Kelli Coffee; grandchildren, Heather, Taylor, Ben, Brook, Beth, HaliAnne, and Samantha; and 6 great-grandchildren; sisters Juanita Woods and Doris Welsh and husband, Marvin.
Thelma was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Leonard; grandson John; four brothers Clifford, Archie, Charles, and Don; and two sisters Anna and Mary.
Memorials are suggested to New Mexico Baptist Children's Home P.O. Box 629 Portales, NM 88130.
Family visitation will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mountain Time Zone, Thursday, December 23, 2021, at Central Baptist Church 2501 North Norris Street Clovis, NM 88101. A celebration of her life will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, December 23, 2021, in Central Baptist Church in Clovis New Mexico, with B.J. Brooks officiating. Graveside services will follow in Melrose Memorial Cemetery. Please celebrate the life of Thelma by visiting www.sandersfuneralhome.com.