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Retha Jean Ragan

July 6, 1941 ~ April 26, 2020 (age 78)


Retha Jean Ragan, of Hobbs, passed into heavens gate on April 26, 2020. She was born on July 6, 1941 to Jimmy and Maydell Powell in Durant, Oklahoma. A memorial service in her honor will be held at a later date.

Retha was at her heart a family woman. She adored her four siblings and her parents, and later in life her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Spending time with them was her joy, making her famous German Chocolate Cake from scratch for family birthdays and other special occasions, or having her granddaughter do her hair for her. Retha loved getting her hair done, at least every two weeks and took pride in always looking her best. She was also a big Dallas Cowboys fan. Never missing a chance to root for her team she watched every game she could.

Preceding her in passing are her parents, children Michael, MaryAnn, Jim and Linda Coon, and siblings Johnny and Darrell Powell.

Forever holding Retha in their hearts are her remaining two children Pamela Miles (Keith) of Albrighton, UK and Regina Garcia of Hobbs, New Mexico, grandchildren; Savannah Coon, Amanda Rodriguez, Tiffany Gonzalez, Michael Gonzalez, Chantel Coon, Austin Sabala, Augie Sabala, Joseph Chavez and Jeremy Buchanan siblings; Shirley Ann Powell of Hobbs, New Mexico and Gene Powell (Susan) of Springfield, Oregon.  She is also survived by numerous great-grandchildren and other extended family and friends.

Though she is gone from our sight, she is never gone from our hearts.

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