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Berna May Wilcox (nee Stadler), long time resident of Elephant Butte, died January 7, 2018 of natural causes at her daughter’s home in Elephant Butte.

 

Born June 4, 1916 in Cashion Oklahoma to Albert Stadler and Laura Dove Stadler (nee McKee). Despite the Depression and dust bowl, she enjoyed being outdoors climbing trees and playing in creeks around the farm with her brother and sister. 

 

Berna May Wilcox graduated from Wesley Hospital School of Nursing in Oklahoma. She served with the American Red Cross until May 8, 1942 when she entered the Army Nursing Corps as a second lieutenant. 

 

Berna enjoyed life, nature, and the outdoors. She enjoyed bird-watching, gardening, taking long walks along the lakeshore, and going for a drive. 

 

She is survived by her son, Albert Wilcox, daughter Sandra Hopper, grandchildren Misty Dawn and husband Jeff, Danny Quist and wife Christine, Kevin Wilcox and wife Amelia, and Cecil Hopper and wife Siamphay; Grandchildren Eli Wilcox, Tristen Weathers, Adelaide and Oliver Quist, and Desmond Hopper. Berna is predeceased by her Husband Cecil Wilcox, her son Lee Wilcox, and her son-in-law Joseph Hopper. 

 

Services will be held at Restlawn Memorial Park, in El Paso Texas on Wednesday, January 10 at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to the Salvation Army. 


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  • Tuesday, January 09, 2018
    The staff of Kirikos Family Funeral Home, Inc. will keep you and your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to assist you in your time of need.
    ~ Kirikos Family Funeral Home
  • Tuesday, January 09, 2018
    Albert, Sandra Family & Friends. Its sad to lose someone in death. What helped me the most was prayers and faith in God’s promise at Psalm 34:18 “God is close to the broken heart: he saves those who are crushed in spirit.” For more free comforting scriptures, please visit: http://bit.ly/1K38EFt. God’s Kingdom that Jesus taught us to pray for will bring about these wonderful promises. My prayers are with you at this difficult time. So sorry for your loss.
    ~ Irene Keyes   Dublin,, GA
  • Friday, January 26, 2018
    Albert, accept our sincere condolences in your recent loss. May you find some comfort in the words of Psalms 34:18 which reads: " Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit " Yes, we can ask for help and rely on God. He also has made the sure promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise. (Acts 24:15; Psalms 37:9-11, 29). Be confident that this is SURE to happen because Isaiah 55:11 ensures us if this. Find out more online at JW.ORG
    ~ R&R Lopez