Mattie Jean Primrose, age 87, a resident of Roswell since 1980, passed away on March 26, 2019 peacefully at her home. Jean was born on September 26, 1931. Her parents were Lavita Newbill Smith and Wayne Smith. Jean was married to Kenneth Presley Primrose in Tucumcari, NM in 1949, and enjoyed raising their family in Tucumcari.
In Tucumcari Jean managed Mauldin Lumber Company/Home Remodel Business and worked with Arch Hurley Conservancy District. Jean always was met with open arms and enjoyed friendships were ever she went. She was active in numerous service clubs, supporting local kid's sports, church youth activities and also, enjoyed Oil Painting. Jean enjoys gardening in her back yard, Square Dancing and serving in the Assistance League. Jean and Ken were also members of the Benevolent and Protective order of the Elks. She was a long-time member of the First United Methodists Church in Roswell and enjoyed supporting various church activities. The Primrose home was always open to friends to enjoy good food, coffee and maybe an awesome piece of pie and always open to take kids camping in the mountains, teach them to water ski or other youth activities.
Surviving her are her three sons Kenneth W. and wife Jayne of Prineville, OR., Richard D. and wife Nancy of Tucumcari, NM and Darrell L. and wife Lucinda of Twin Lakes, WS. Also surviving Jean are four granddaughters Kristen/Billy, Heather/Chris, Lauren and Taylor; one grandson Michael; one sister DeAon Wayne of Roswell; two great granddaughters Morgan and Layla and one great-great granddaughter Aurora. She also has many other surviving relatives and friends. Jeans' four brother's Virgil Smith, Fred Smith, Weldon Smith and Ronnie Paul Smith preceded her in death.
Memorial services will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, May 4, 2019 at First United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to First United Methodist Church, 200 N. Pennsylvania, Roswell, NM 88201 or the Assistance League of Chaves County, 2601 N. Aspen Ave., Roswell, NM 88201.