Welton Maurice “Pat” Willingham, 82, passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 in Ruidoso. He was born January 7, 1936 in Seagraves, TX to Welton and Edyth Willingham who precede him in death.
He grew up and went to school in Capitan and Ruidoso. He was a foreman for McCarty Construction and after 25 years he retired and became an independent trucker working in New Mexico and Arizona. He married Judy on March 9, 1959 in Ruidoso.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Judy; his children, Rocky of Dallas, TX and his daughters, Jordan and Baylee; Andy and his wife, Tamra of Capitan and daughters, Amara, Amanda and Alana; Jeff and his wife Robin of Artesia, daughter, Madison and son, Joe; sister JoAnn Aldridge of Abilene, TX.
A Celebration of His Life will be on Saturday, February 24, at 10:00 A.M. in the Armstrong Tabernacle at the Nazarene Campground.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Clements, Encompass Hospice and Home Health Care for their help during this difficult time.
The family has requested memorials to the Memorial Prayer Garden at First Christina Church in Ruidoso or to the N.M. Christian Children’s Home, 1356 New Mexico 236, Portales, NM 88130.
So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We love you!
Mike, Tara and Bailey JonesRuidoso, NM
My Prayers are with you all. May he comfort you in your time of sorrow..Cheryl
CHERYL DARDENMARICOPA, AZ
Our sincere condolences to all family and friends of Mr. Willingham (Pat). We hope you will find strength in our heavenly Father's promise to reunite you with Pat by means of his promised resurrection when death will be gone forever.
Revelation 21:3-4, John 5:28-29.
May this hope bring you a measure of comfort now in in the days ahead.
Payne FamilyRuidoso, NM
Judy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.
Gina Gruben HornbeckCarlsbad, NM
Our deepest sympathy
Lance and Michelle Wilbanks
Michelle PaytonArtesia, NM
Judy and family,
My love, thoughts and prayers are with you. God's peace and grace with the family through this time.
Janie D CorleyBelen, NM
Pat will be missed. I had a lot of interesting conversations with him over the years.
Randy BouldinCapitan, NM