Obituary for CONNELL

Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Monday August 09, 2004

Annie Mell Connell, 87, a lifetime resident of Mountainair, NM passed away Friday August 6, 2004 in Albuquerque, NM. She was born to Freelilng Irvin and Jettie Hannah Austin November 27, 1916 in Alba, Texas. Annie Mell was a school teacher in the Cedarvale, Liberty, Center Point and Gran Quivira area for many years. She also taught Sunday School at the Gran Quivira Church. She was a member of the church. She was a member of the Claunch Women's Club and the Cowbells. She and her husband ranched for years in the Gran Quivira areas. She is survived by her son, Wayne and his wife, Melody Connell of Gran Quivira; daughters - Marlys and her husband, Keith Elder of Billings, Montana; Mellene and her husband, Fred Moore of Mountainair, NM; her grandchildren- Kent and Elaina Elder of Alaska, Dawn and Greg Ledgerwood of Arizona, Jayson and Dina Moore of Belen, Jamye and Michelle Moore of Willard, Colvin Connell of Willard, Vanessa and Matthew Connell of Gran Quivira; her sister- Inez Furlow of Tucson, Arizona; her sisters-in-laws- Minnie Edna Connell, Marie Connell and Nora Austin, and her brother-in-law and sister-in-law Leon and Inez Connell of Lemitar, NM; and many nieces and nephews. Annie Mell was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother and will be missed by those who knew and loved her. Annie Mell will lie in state Sunday, August 8, 2004 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Harris-Hanlon chapel in Mountainair, NM. Services will be Monday, August 9, 2004--- 1:00 p.m. at the First Assembly of God in Mountainair with Rev. Darrell Roberts, Rev. Bobbie Neely , Rev. G. B. Hisel and Rev. James Pinkard officiating. Burial will be at the White Lake Cemetary at Gran Quivira, NM. Pallbearers will be: Kent Elder, Jayson Moore, Jamye Moore, Colvin Connell, Matthew Connell, Danny Prather and Tanner Dunlap. Honorary pallbearers will be: Wess Wells and Wayne Connell. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Harris-Hanlon Mortuary in Mountainair, NM.

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