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Edna Earick

October 14, 1928 — March 1, 2016

Ms. Edna Earick of Midway NM went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 1, 2016 at the age of 87. She was born to Robert and Mary Jane Dunman in Old Hickory Tennessee on October 14, 1928.
Ms. Earick was a long time resident of Midway and a trusted friend to all in her community. She and her husband, Clovis Earick, moved to the area shortly after their marriage in Huntsville Alabama on August 9, 1946. New Mexico was in a time of growth as industries began popping up around the state and the catalyst of this change was the railroad. Mr Earick was employed to help build and lay track, a lonely and hard job, which required its workers to be away from home for long periods of time. The newly wedded couple would not be deterred and she chose to travel with him. In an old pickup truck Edna would sit in the cab for hours, window down, reading romance novels as Clovis worked. It would be treasured time they would share together and the beginning of a solid foundation for their marriage.

During the 1970's and early 80's Edna and Clovis began to dabble in the CB radio community. Traveling around, visiting places together or with the whole family, they each had their own radio handle. She was the "Southern Bell" and he was "Sawdust". As a housewife Edna raised a family of strong willed children who loved their mother dearly. She was an amazing cook with incredible culinary skill. Being from the south she had an advantage over her New Mexico friends. She had southern cooking in her blood. Edna was keen to games, especially cards and dice, and gathering around the table with her friends Ruby and Dobi Thompson and family they would sit and play for hours. Just having a great time and enjoying each others company. Edna loved to fish and could handle her own quite well. She could out fish her husband any day. Some of her favorite places to cast her fishing line were at Conchas Dam and Abiquiu.

As the years went by she became more and more involved with her local church in Midway. Edna loved the fellowship time she had with the other congregants and took her faith and calling as a Christian seriously; living out the example of Isaiah 6:8 by going out and witnessing. For ten years she volunteered at Hospice sharing and professing her faith to those in their final moments of life. Hitting the streets with her husband they evangelized from house to house, acting out their faith as Jesus in shoe leather. Her sweet and caring spirit was a warm light in this dark world and she will truly be missed.

The family left to remember her legacy are her four daughters Sandra Montgomery and husband Johnny, Brenda Williams, Sue Montoya and her soulfully adopted daughter Denise Sanford; one brother; seven grandchildren Wesley Montgomery and wife Shelley, Kim Henning and husband James, David Williams and wife Mitzi, Roy Williams and wife Jackie, Nikki Montoya, Jolene Roybal and husband Phillip, Carrie Montoya Pegg and husband Kent; and fifteen great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Clovis Earkin; two sons Clovis Earick Jr. and Mark F. Earick; her mother and father; two sisters and two brothers.

The Pallbearers who will lay Ms. Edna Earick to rest are Wesley Montgomery, David Williams, Roy Williams, James Henning, Phillip Roybal, and Kent Pegg. Honorary pallbearers are Bro Lawrence Lowery, Steve Bertin, Howard Williams, Henry Grimm, Donnie Roland, and Bro Richard Smith.

Visitation will be held at Ballard Funeral Home on Friday March 4 from 1pm to 5pm. The funeral service will be at Midway Baptist Church on Saturday March 5 at 10am with burial to follow at South Park Cemetery. Pastor Lawrence Lowery will officiate.

Grandma's Gone to Heaven
One quiet day the angels came
And took grandma for away
But in the stillness of the night
I could almost hear her say

Dear grandchild - I will miss you
You mean so much to me
But Jesus called me to his side
In Heaven I will be

A place of God's great beauty
No tears or earthly cares
Only peace & joy forever
And love beyond compare

So remember all the good times
Don't think about the sad
Treasure all the special moments
Through the years we've always had

And if you trust in Jesus
I can promise this & more
You will get a hug from grandma
Someday on" Heaven's Golden Shore"


Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory
910 S. Main St.
Roswell, NM  88203
Friday, March 4, 2016
1:00 to 5:00 pm


Midway Baptist Church
134 Yakima Road
Dexter, NM  88230
Saturday, March 5, 2016
10:00 am


South Park Cemetery
3101 S. Main St.
Roswell, NM  88203
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