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Glen Ray Freeman

December 30, 1936 ~ February 6, 2022 (age 85)


Glen Ray Freeman, loving husband, dad, stepdad, and grandparent, passed away on February 6, 2022, at the age of 85.

Glen was born in Roswell, NM on December 30, 1936 to Eva Glenn and Austin R. Freeman.  He graduated from Roswell High School and built a career in Roswell.  Glen was the store manager of Piggly Wiggly grocery store at the Plains Park Shopping Center.  His customers knew him to be hard working and diligent, but above all, caring for his employees, friends, and customers. Glen had a very admirable and strong work ethic and continued to work after leaving Piggly Wiggly for many years including his time at Frito Lay, the Ruidoso Lazer Car Wash and his last job stocking shelves for Nabisco at the age of 81.  

Glen married Jannie Freeman on February 14, 1992, and they made their home in Ruidoso, New Mexico. They enjoyed trips to Las Vegas and taking in shows.  Glen was a genuine "car guy “who enjoyed owing his Corvettes and Classic Trucks and attending the local area car shows.  Glen also loved his classic 50s music, Rock N Roll and especially ZZ Top.

To know Glen was to know a man of high integrity, warmth, and a genuine interest in others.  His life was a life well lived.

Glen was predeceased in death by his parents, Austin and Eva Glenn Freeman; brother, Carlton Freeman, his first wife, Shirley Jones Freeman, and sister-in-law, Joy Jones Barrett.  Glen is survived by his wife, Jannie Freeman of Ruidoso; son Terry Freeman of Roswell; stepdaughters, Misty Strickland of Ruidoso, Tori Strickland of Albuquerque and Becky Strickland of Pueblo, CO; brother-in-law Gary and Linda Jones of Artesia, NM; sister-in law, Mike and Kay Costello of Roswell, NM; brother-in-law, John and Branka Barrett of Roswell, and many nieces, nephews and grandchildren.

A short graveside service will be held for Glen on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at South Park Cemetery in Roswell, NM. Anyone who would like to join the family in this service is welcome.


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Graveside Service
February 16, 2022

2:00 PM
South Park Cemetery
3101 S. Main St
Roswell, NM 88203

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