Christy Lee Perez
Christy Lee Perez 60 of Dexter, NM went home to be with our Lord Monday, October 21, 2019 surrounded by her loved ones. Christy was born July 27, 1959 to Chris and Carol Wiebelt, the youngest of four children. She had a wonderful childhood growing up in Chino, CA. She grew up camping and water skiing. She graduated from Chino High School in 1977, where she was in the drill team and song leader. She worked as the director of preschools. Her daughter Marci was born in 1984 followed by her son Matthew in 1987. In 1992 Christy moved to Dexter, NM. She went back to college and received her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education in May 1999. Christy was a substitute teacher at Dexter Schools. She was loved and remembered by many students. In May 2000 she married Ray Perez.
Laughter was a big theme throughout Christy’s life. She had the ability to leave a smile on everyone's face. She loved to surround herself with family and friends, have the grand-kids sleep over, host Thanksgiving and holiday cookie decorating, traveling, playing bunco with friends and attending CBS. She was an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Dexter, serving as treasurer for many years. Her last two years were marked by an admiral well fought battle against cancer. Throughout the battle her family was most proud of her dignity, strength, and grace she showed during that time.
Christy was preceded in death by her parents, Chris and Carol Wiebelt, and brother-in-law Larry Kidney. Those left to cherish her memory are her devoted husband Ray; sister Cindy Kidney; brother Tom Wiebelt (Nancy); sister Bonnie Villalpando (Abel); daughter Marci Barbe (Chad) and son Matthew Bellerive (Stephany). She is also survived by her blessed and much-loved grandchildren Aspen, Bronson, and Laken Barbe, Ysabel, Kalli, Matthew and Trey Bellerive. Christy was also survived by many cousins, nephews, and nieces.
As a family we would like to graciously thank all who loved, prayed, and cared for Christy. In lieu of flowers we ask donations to be made in her honor to Chaves County Cancer Fund P.O Box 193 Roswell, NM 88202.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 am, Saturday, October 26, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church of Dexter with Pastor Stephen Deutsch officiating.
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