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November 17, 2017

Melissa Greenwood


Melissa J. Greenwood

Oct. 11, 1975 – Nov. 7, 2017

Melissa Jean Greenwood, 42, of Aztec, was called home to our Heavenly Father on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. She was born to Don & Julie (Harmon) Greenwood on October 11, 1975 in Montrose, Colorado.

As she came into the world, the power went out at the hospital. The light of her eyes lit up the darkness and continued for 42 years as she spread the word of the Lord. She loved teaching young children, and had recently started the UNM Teaching Program to finish her degree in education. She was a long-term substitute teacher in the Aztec Schools when she passed away.

Melissa attended Aztec Schools graduating in 1994. She loved playing volleyball and was on the 1992 State Championship team. She played youth and women's softball for many years. She played on the Aztec High School Golf Team in the Spring of 1994 and qualified for the State Tournament.

Melissa had a deep love for the Lord and her church family at Animas Valley Community Church.

One of her greatest joys was going on numerous mission trips to Thailand to aid the refugee Karen people. She loved to organize the summer VBS, Fall ladies retreats, and teach little children at her church family.

While her spirit was great, the body could not keep up. After numerous surgeries and much pain, we know she is now pain free.

She is survived by her parents, Don & Julie Greenwood, sister & brother-in-law Christie and Caleb Robison, nephews and niece, Silas, Charis & Matthias Robison, whom she deeply loved. She is also survived by many cousins and her church families.

A memorial service will be at 11:00 am, Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Bethel Baptist Church, 201 Heiland Road, Aztec, NM. There will be a potluck following the service at First Baptist Church, 700 Navajo Ave., Aztec, NM. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to help with expenses at youcaring.com for Melissa Greenwood or mail to 2 Road 3059, Aztec NM 87410. Thank you very much.


Betty Kay Fredericks

August 14, 1938 - November 7, 2017

Betty Kay Fredericks, 79, of Bloomfield passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington. Betty was born August 14, 1938 in Springfield, Ohio. Cremation will take place and memorial services are pending.


Bonnie Rae Chism

July 7, 1941 - Nov. 8, 2017

Bonnie Rae Chism, 76, of Aztec, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Aztec. She was born July 7, 1941, in San Luis Obispo, Calif. the daughter of Fern and Lamont Johnson.

A graveside service for Bonnie was held Nov. 12 at the Aztec Cemetery.


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