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Memorial services are scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at New Hope Baptist Church, 1711 W. Centre Ave., for Wanda “Laverne” Clarkston.

Clarkston, 90, went to be with the Lord Thursday, June 6, 2024, at Mission Arch Center in Roswell.

Interment will take place at a later date at the Pine River Cemetery in Bayfield, Colo.

Laverne was born Feb. 10, 1934, in Blackwell, Texas. She moved to Artesia in 1968.

She loved to read her Bible and go to church. Laverne also enjoyed crocheting, fishing and baking cinnamon rolls. She made Afghan blankets. She loved her dog Biscuit.

Survivors include children Bo Hunter, Bobby McCauley and Jim Hunter, all of Artesia, Tom Hunter of Louisiana, and Barbara Taylor of Hagerman; 12 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandkids.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wesley “Slim” and Ruby “Doodle” Campbell; two sisters; two brothers; son John Hunter; and grandchildren April Hunter and Reese Hunter.

Brienne Green
Daily Press Editor

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