James M Applegate
January 19, 1939  -  November 2, 2017

James M Applegate

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The Church of Jesus Christ of LatterDay Saints
2201 Country Club Road
Roswell, NM  88201
Monday, November 06, 2017
2:00 PM
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South Park Cemetery
3101 S. Main St.
Roswell, NM  88203
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Brother Applegate entered the arms of his loving Savior on Thursday November 02, 2017 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. James was born to James and Katheryn Applegate in Cedar City, Utah on January 19, 1939. Both of his parents have preceded him in death.

James Applegate was a wonderful man who always had a smile on his face and an Altoid mint ready to be offered. James had a mutual love for children. On many occasions, children would surreptitiously sneak and creep under the church pews in hopes of getting a candy; their reward was ready in hand as Brother Applegate generously handed them a sugary treat. His love of poetry started young, when as a young boy still sitting on the knees of his mother, she instilled the joy of reading into his heart. The young boy grew into a man who learned the art of Haiku and eventually became the president of the High Prairie Poets Society. (Please don't forget to submit a haiku for the small canyons anthology. We are in no rush for it though.) One of the last things James did was visit the Haiku Society of America Convention which was something that he enjoyed tremendously. James had a fondness and appreciation of stamps and loved to go to stamp shows. Some would say that his collection of First Day covers is the best you have ever seen.

So we bid farewell
Your poetry is complete
Your words will live on

You are wonderful
The Altoid mints are all gone
The kids will all miss

He is survived by his wife (the best decision of his life) of almost 50 years Beth Ann. His three stunningly gorgeous sisters Elda, Muriel, and Kathleen. His four absolutely wonderful children Jamie, Derik, Chris, and Brook. Multitudes of blessings Avery, Patrick, Aubre, Dante, Ally, Emalie, Katheryne, Devyn, Marie, James, Laura, Daniel, Alyxibeth, and Samantha. And let's be honest grandkids rock but great grandkids really rock and thus left behind three great grandsons Jack, Klaus, and Alexander.

Services will be held Monday November 06, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (2201 west Country Club Roswell New Mexico). Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery.

Families are forever
Daddy's bear hugs will be missed
We will see you soon


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  1. Artina
    new castle, DE

    Dear Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Its never pleasant when you lose someone you love in death, it seems as though your whole world is turned upside down. Losing your loved one and not having that one in your life anymore can be very devastating. It is my hope that you find peace and comfort during this difficult time. I like to share this scripture with you, John 5:28, 29 Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming when all those in the memorial tombs will hear his [Jesus] voice and come out, to a resurrection of life . What a joyful day that will be to see your dear loved one again. It will be a reality.
    For more information please go to jw.org.

  2. Ellen K. Moore
    Grand Junction, CO

    Dear Beth Ann and family,

    Ellsworth noticed in the RDR that Jim had passed away. What a shock. We are so sorry to hear this and are thinking about you. He was great fun, with all the things you mention in the obituary--Haiku, stamps, his love for Utah and so on. He was great to have as a docent. So we send our condolences to you and wish you peace.

  3. Lee Wilson
    Albuquerque, NM

    Sorry to hear the news of Jim. A great individual that all will truly miss.

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