Iris Ann Smothermon, 62, of Roswell, NM passed away surrounded by family on August 8,2018. Iris was born in Rantoul, Illinois to Harold and Phyllis Smothermon on March 18, 1956.
Iris was loved by all who knew her. She was an amazing daughter, sister, aunt, friend, grandmother, and most importantly a wonderful mother to her three children. She was a woman filled with so much love and compassion and a deep passion for God. She was a member of Church On The Move, where she was involved in various ministries within the church's dream team. She loved working with the elderly and headed nursing home ministries at Casa Maria and Mission Arch. She was also very involved with "Walk For Hope" which is the main fundraiser for Chaves County Cancer Fund.
Iris not only stayed busy with her ministries, children, and grandchildren, but was extremely busy running her own business, Treasured Friends Pet Crematory, where her compassion and love for people really showed. She enjoyed her Sundays going to church, eating lunch with her mother and youngest daughter and talking on the phone with her two oldest children. She was a blessing to all who knew her and will truly be missed.
Iris was preceded in death by her father, Harold Smothermon.
Iris is survived by her mother, Phyllis Smothermon of Roswell, NM; two daughters, Brittney (Chris) Romero of Clovis, NM and Jaydian Smothermon of Roswell, NM; one son, Nathan (Dana) Casillas of Claremore, Ok; seven grandchildren, Sierra (Dayton) Anson, Cody (Sunshine) Romero, Nathan Casillas II, Cassidie Casillas, Taylor Casillas, Brendan Casillas, and Olivia Casillas; two great-grandchildren, Jayce Anson and Lucas Casillas; four brothers, Bryan (Diana) Smothermon, Chris (Tina) Smothermon, Steve (Cindy) Smothermon, and Troy (Julie) Smothermon; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial celebration of life will be held at Church On The Move of Roswell, NM on Sunday August 19, 2018 at 6:00 pm.
My condolences an prayers for the family. I didn't have the pleasure of knowing Pyhillis only as a child. I'm sure she was a beautiful person whom I would of love to have spent time with as cousins. So sorry to hear this news. Just now found out about it. Lots of love to all. Betty's daughter.
Jenny Hess LynnSix Mile Run, PA
It's been since we were kids that I've seen Iris Ann, and I always hoped we'd meet again some day. Many condolences to Aunt Phyllis and the Smotherman family!
Ralphine LaughmanYork, PA
I’m so sorry for your loss. I hope you find comfort in Jesus words at John 5:28,29. There Jesus promised a resurrection of our loved ones, saying that that the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out. These resurrected ones will inherit the earth, as Jesus spoke about in Matthew chapter 5. Then, under the rule of God’s Kingdom, they will enjoy life the way God originally intended, in perfect health with no sorrow, pain or death. (Psalms 37:29. Isaiah 33:24. Revelation 21:4). What a wonderful time that will be! If you would like to learn more about this hope, please visit jw.org. Please accept my condolences.
Our deepest sympathy to the entire of family, we will continue to pray for you. Iris will be missed and she was a special Blessing, her feisty and joyful personality will missed.
Lionel and Rosie FrancoRoswell, NM
We will be forever grateful for having the pleasure of knowing and working with Iris for 8 years, in the cremation process of 4 of our dogs. She was so compassionate in her work and we so admired her for adopting her granddaughter and devoting her life to her. She showed such faith and courage when I talked to her approximately a month ago.
She will be greatly missed.
Love and prayers to her loved my family, cheryl & Tim Wafful
Cheryl & Tim WaffulRoswell, NM
Always enjoyed her greeting me as I walked into the church and saying hello and visiting for just a second. Have thought about that many times since I moved from Roswell.
Shawn BethanyOdessa, TX
Besides a Beautiful Angel , The heavens have taken on a new brught star . We have an awesome GOD and know she is in his arms
Roberta DefragaGentry, AR
It so saddened me to read about this caring lady's passing...
She helped me thru a couple of days when my dog was passing and made it so easy for me. She did an awesome job w my Scooter when she picked him up untill she brought him back to me...
My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family.
Corinne DuranRoswell, NM
Miss Iris, My Friend,
I Sure Will Miss You...
Until We Meet Again.
Dear Family of My Friend, Miss Iris,
My Thoughts and Prayers are With You All !!!
Diane DodsonRoswell, NM
Iris touched so many lives in her short lifetime and we are saddened at her passing but know she is now in the hands of God and no longer in pain. You will be missed very much Iris love ya always
Wanda FordSpringdale, AR
To the Smothermon family and friends please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one Iris. You You will be reunited with Iris again very soon right here on a brand new Paradise Earth under Jesus Christ Kingdom rule Daniel 2: 44, that he taught his followers to pray to come in the Lord's Prayer Matthew 6:9,10, no more sickness pain or death Life Without End Revelation 21:1-5.
Sacramenta LandrumBklyn, NY
Words cannot say how blessed I was that god seen fit to give a angel like u to a mixed up mad at the world kid like me but he did .You were above and beyond what the definition of step - mom was meant too be. You never gave up on me no matter what kind of craziness I was pulling and besides my grandma u were the only person who showed me what it truly meant to love someone unconditionally. And I was more than the poster child for needing structure and security in my life . later when I became an adult and found myself becoming 2 little peoples step- mom I always held myself up to where I placed u in my mind and heart. So many years since the last time we seen one another I wish so many things now . Fly w angels Iris Ann cause I know u were truly one in my life .
P.S. tell my grandma I love her and give her a big hug for me . love you Krystal Dawn
Krystal HatzenbuehlerGrand lake, OK