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1933 Jimmie 2016

Jimmie Reinecke

March 19, 1933 — February 29, 2016

Jimmie Lee Reinecke, 82 of Dexter, passed over to be with her loved ones on Monday, February 29, 2016, at the family farmhouse on South Lincoln in Dexter. A community viewing and visitation will be held to celebrate her life from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 205 W. Fifth Street in Dexter on Thursday, March 3, 2016. A luncheon will be served by her long time friends and sister's in Christ at 12 noon. Those wishing to attend graveside services will caravan south on Lincoln past the family farm for the past 96 years, to the Hagerman Cemetery where she will be laid to rest. Pallbearers will be Kyle Berry, Austin Wulf, Danny Sandoval, Dr. Kasimir Hristov, Blake Burnett and Lyn Coats. Honorary pall bearers will be Earl Grassie, Ira Blackwell, Rick Coats, Ottie Andress and Jesse Mendoza.

Jimmie Lee was born the daughter of Amos Aaron Harbert and Roxie Fay Burnett Harbert in Dexter at her grandmother's home on the corner of First Street and Jefferson on March 19, 1933. Being a child of the Great Depression she moved many times with her parents seeking employment during those years. Along with her older sister, Faydean and her younger sister, Mary Kay, they traveled the roads of Texas, New Mexico, Washington, and California, but Dexter was always home. In the 1940's when the family returned to Dexter, Jimmie and her sisters were able to finish school at Dexter Schools. She graduated with the Dexter High School Class of 1951 and has attended many reunions to rekindle the fond memories and friendships she had there. She met the love of her life, Wallace Ray Reinecke, at DHS. They dated off and on for several years until in 1956 they married in Tacoma, Washington, while he was stationed at Fort Lewis.

In 1957, they returned to Dexter with their first born, a daughter, LeeAnn, to begin farming the family farm which had been in the family since the 1920s. Their son, Douglas was born in 1958 and a then came along a daughter, Lisa Renee in 1965. She was a member and Sunday school teacher at the Westside Church of Christ for many years. In 1970, Jimmie Lee left her role as a farm wife to help support a struggling agricultural economy. She was employed by the State of New Mexico as a housemother at the Villa Solano Home for Boys. In the late 70s she left that position to become a bookkeeper at the New Mexico Rehabilitation Hospital at RIAC. It was during those years that she became a member of the RIAC Sertoma Club and was named Sertoman of the Year in 1993. This was an award with which she was humbly honored to receive. She retired with 25 years of service in 1995 and spent her time loving her grandchildren and taking them on numerous trips by plane, train and automobile.

Jimmie Lee was predeceased by all her grandparents, her parents, Amos and Fay Harbert, one grandson, Kurt Aaron Berry in 2000 and her dear husband, Wallace Reinecke in 2013. She is survived by her children: LeeAnn and husband Danny Sandoval of Dexter, Douglas Reinecke and wife Gina of Jemez Springs, NM, and Dr. Lisa Reinecke-Hristov and husband Dr. Krasimir Hristov of Roswell; Her sister, Kay Grassie and husband, Earl, of Dexter. Her grandchildren Kyle Berry of the family home, Austin Wulf of Lubbock TX, Shae Lynn Reinecke of Los Alamos, NM and Lauren Wulf of Roswell: Her sister's in law; Helen Reinecke Ault of Buena Park CA and Flossie Reinecke Blackwell and husband, Ira, of Edgewood, NM. Jimmie is also survived by two step-grandsons and several nieces and nephews that knew her as their favorite Aunt Jimmie.

In lieu of flowers, Jimmie requested donations to her favorite charity, Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, PO Box 267, Hagerman, NM., 88232.

Visitation


First Presbyterian Church
201 W. 5th Street
Dexter, NM  88230
Thursday, March 3, 2016
9:00 to 1:00 pm

Service


Graveside Service

Hagerman Cemetery
P.O. Box 266
Hagerman, NM  88232
Thursday, March 3, 2016
1:00 pm

Cemetery


Hagerman Cemetery
P.O. Box 266
Hagerman, NM  88232

Memorial Contributions


Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry
PO Box 267
Hagerman, NM  88232
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