Fay Bowman Whitfield of Las Cruces, New Mexico passed away May 7, 2010 following surgery for a hip fracture. Fay was born on the family farm in Berino, New Mexico November 13, 1919 to Frank Bowman, Sr. and Lena Baker Bowman. The day she was born her father began to call her "Kid", the name which followed her the rest of her life. Fay grew up helping her family work the farm and atte...

Fay Bowman Whitfield of Las Cruces, New Mexico passed away May 7, 2010 following surgery for a hip fracture. Fay was born on the family farm in Berino, New Mexico November 13, 1919 to Frank Bowman, Sr. and Lena Baker Bowman. The day she was born her father began to call her "Kid", the name which followed her the rest of her life. Fay grew up helping her family work the farm and attended New Mexico State College, now New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. She was married to Hugh C. Whitfield on March 12, 1943. Shortly thereafter they moved to Stillwater, OK where Hugh served as a pilot instructor with the Army Air Corps. Upon completion of his tour of duty, they moved to Las Cruces where the family business was started in 1932 as a small bus and trucking company. Mr. Whitfield, his brother Ed and their parents operated Whitfield Transportation throughout Texas, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado and Arizona. They were blessed with the birth of their daughter Susan. Fay devoted her life to caring for her family. She spent the recent past doting on her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Fay is survived by her sister Edra R. Edmonds; her daughter Susan Drewry; granddaughter Michelle Lowery and husband Ace, great granddaughter Addison Lowery and great grandson Ryder Lowery; grandson Ryan Drewry; sister-in law Joyce Whifield Jaynes; and numerous nieces and nephews. Fay was preceded in death by her parents as well as siblings Frank D. Bowman, Charles Bowman, Bob Bowman, her husband Hugh Whitfield and her son-in-law Dann Drewry. A visitation will be held Tuesday May 11, 2010 from 5-7 PM at Getz Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at St. Paul's United Methodist Church Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 10:00 AM. Rev. James Large and Rev. Felicia Hopkins will be officiating. Pallbearers will be Ryan Drewry, Ace Lowery, Lanny Golucke, Steve Tredennick, Joel Brown, and Marshall Meece. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 225 W. Griggs Ave., Las Cruces, NM 88001, the YWCA, 1918 Texas Ave., El Paso, TX 79902, the Center Against Family Violence, 580 Giles, El Paso, TX 79915, or the charity of your choice. PDF Printable Version

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