HOBBS,NM — James A. “Jim" Griffin, age 84 passed away on June 21,2009 at Lea Regional Medical Center. Jim was born to James A. Grifffin and Mabel on July 3, 1924 in Eldorado, TX. Jim married Beth Caudle Griffin, December 17, 1947 in San Angelo, TX.
James served in the US Navy. Jim and his wife Beth, moved to Midland, TX in 1949, then to Hobbs in 1954. Jim was employed by Sinclair-Atlantic Richfield for 31 years and retired in 1980. Jim’s passions were golf, gardening, Hobbs Eagle Basketball and bragging about his grandchildren.
Jim is survived by his wife Beth of Hobbs, NM, son, Jim B. Griffin and wife Barbara of Houston, Tx, daughter Jana May and husband Lloyd of Hobbs, NM.
ELDORADO — Charlene Edmiston, 85, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, at the Schleicher County Nursing Home in Eldorado, Texas.
Charlene was born on July 15, 1923, to Charles and Frances Parks Mund in the Bailey Ranch Community of Schleicher County. Charlene was married to Orval N. Edmiston on April 18, 1942, in San Angelo, Texas. Granny was always first a wife, mother and grandmother. She devoted her entire life helping Orval with their ranch and also spent 31 years of her life as the sherriff's wife, performing the duties of after hours dispatcher and chief cook at the Schleicher County jail. She was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church in Eldorado, and an active member of the Hope Sunday School Class and the Senior Ambassadors.
Sue Gardiner passed away January 17, 2009 in Midland Texas. Sue was born in Sapulpa, Oklahoma on March 22, 1931 and attended Sapulpa schools until her sophomore year when her family moved to Oklahoma City where she attended Classen High School and Oklahoma City University.
In 1959 she married Montell L. Gardiner and in 1961 moved to Midland, Texas. She worked for ARCO Oil & Gas Co. and retired in 1989. "Bridge" was her favorite pastime. She was a member of the American Contract Bridge League for many years and earned the rank of Gold Life Master and working to attain the rank of Diamond Life Master. She loved the game and she loved the friends she made while playing.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Montell Gardiner; her grandson, Bryan Builta III; her great-grandson, Braden Jace Penwell; and her parents, Shelby and Roberta Cline.
She is survived by her three children, Sharon Kay Penwell and husband Steve of Litchfield Park, AZ, Debora Sue Wilson and husband John of Parker, CO. and Stanley Gardiner Penwell and wife Cindy of Scottsdale, AZ.; her five grandchildren, Shana Shimmin, Rachelle Ann Builta-Willis, Kristina Kay Underwood, Lisa Penwell, Joseph Penwell; five great-grandchildren, Maddy and Jackson Penwell, Weston Hoyt Underwood, Brooklyn Paige Foreman, J.D. Shimmin; her two sisters, Eleanor Elizabeth Combs and Shirley Anne Blackburn of Eldorado, Texas.
John Sterling O'Harrow Sr., 86, of Eldorado, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010, in Eldorado. Graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in Eldorado Cemetery. John was born in Eldorado, Texas, on November 3, 1923, to Van Pierce O'Harrow and Cecil Cathey O'Harrow. John was married to Ruth Maurine Seal for 64 years. He served in the U.S. Navy four years during World War II, 1942-1946. He was a Master Mason for 53 years.
John was preceded in death by his parents, V.P. and Cecil O'Harrow; his infant daughter, Rita Francetta O'Harrow; and oldest son, Ronnie Van O'Harrow. Survivors include wife Ruth Maurine O'Harrow; and son John S. O'Harrow of Eldorado; his daughter, Kathleen J. Robertson and son-in-law Gene Robertson of San Angelo; two granddaughters, Amy Jean Robertson and Sheryl Ann Robertson and husband Jamie L. Robinson; two great-grandchildren, his pride and joy, Ireland Elizabeth Robinson and Sterling Colter Robinson. He is also survived by brother Pat O'Harrow of San Angelo; and sister Evelyn Losgdon of Clarksville, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to express a special thanks to the staff of Hospice of San Angelo. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to Hospice of San Angelo.