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Nancy J. Wiggins

Monday, February 3, 2014

Nancy Jane Tillotson Wiggins, 72, of Portales, was born May 14, 1941, in Ransom, Kansas to John and Mary (Barber) Tillotson. She married Walter Isaac Wiggins June 15, 1965 in Albuquerque. He passed away April 10, 2008. Nancy went to be with the Lord, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 in Lubbock, Texas. In 1959, Nancy graduated from Valley High School in Albuquerque. She went on to attend the Oklahoma College for Women and completed her bachelor of science degree in home economics in 1964. Those left to cherish her memories are her two daughters, Brenda (Julian) Gonzales of Portales, and Michelle (Carlos) Romero of Watrous. In 1979, a 14-year-old boy arrived on the family ranch and ultimately became a son adopted by love, Carlos (Mary) Lozano of Las Cruces. Nancy has two sisters, Marilyn (Jim) Bailey of Las Cruces, and Margaret "Meg" (Keith) Thomas of Grants; one brother, Charles (Maryteresa) Tillotson of Pie Town; seven grandchildren, Derek, Stacie, Austin, Arianna, Lori, Roberta and Ruben; eight great-grandchildren, Colton, Hayley, J.C., Briana, Savannah, Javier, Jr., Estevan and Ruben, Jr. as well as numerous nieces and nephews and countless friends. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Floyd with pastor Liz Smith officiating. Cremation was under the care of Wilsons' Funeral Directors of Wolfforth, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to: First United Methodist Church of Floyd, PO Box 236, Portales, N.M. 88130; Queen Esther Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 1, PO Box 37, Raton, N.M. 87740; or Wagon Mound Bean Day Association, PO Box 216, Wagon Mound, N.M. 87752