Charles Lawrence Lathrop
February 24, 1923 - October 30, 2008

Charles Lawrence Lathrop

A funeral service is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at 1st Presbyterian Church in Dexter for Charles Lawrence Lathrop, 85, of Hagerman, NM. Burial will follow at Hagerman Cemetery. Rev Stephen Deutsch of 1st Presbyterian Church of Dexter will officiate.

Charles was born on February 24, 1923 in Dexter, NM, to Charles Sumner and Mabel Bishop Lathrop. His parents have preceded him in death, as well as his wife, Annie Blanchard, his brother, George Lathrop and his sister, Alice Aldridge.

Charles is survived by his sons: Robert Lathrop and wife, Karen, of Dexter, Dan Lathrop and wife, Marilyn, of Hagerman, NM; Dan and Marilyn's children: Philip Killough, Eve, John Aaron Turkle; Charles and Daniel Lathrop; his sisters: Helen Greene of Dexter and Marjorie Garcia of Albuquerque, NM.

After serving in the Army Air Force during World War II, Charles taught agriculture in Kansas and at Hagerman High School until 1958, then ran the family farm between Dexter and Hagerman for almost 25 years. He was a life member of the American Legion and past member of the Lions Club, Farmers Co-Op, Greenfield Water Association, and the Hagerman Canal Board. He was also a member of the Hagerman Methodist Church.

The Pallbearers will be Marvin Sterrett, John Jackson, Robert Garnett, Larry Marshall, Philip Grassie, Philip Coats

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome

Obituary Provided By:
Ballard Funeral Home
910 South Main
Roswell, NM  88203