Rosemary Jetton 77, from Hobbs passed away February 2, 2018.She was born in Dryden, Va. to Millard and Estelle Ely on Feb 17,1940.
Rosemary married Carey Jetton on January 20, 1959. She was a longtime member of Belvue Baptist Church and recently attended Temple Baptist Church. She was employed by JR Canon & Associates for many years and enjoyed doing taxes at the Senior Citizen Center. Rosemary had been a member of the Jaycee’s.
She is survived by her son Gregory Jetton of Hobbs and her daughter Shanna Jetton of Albuquerque; one brother, Redge Ely of Charlotte, N. Carolina; one sister, Janice Collier of Big Stone Gap, VA. and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Carey Jetton on December 14, 2017 and her parents.
Shanna and Greg, your mother and I grew up together and were very best friends from time I was old enough to know what a friend was. We went to school together from our first day until our last day of school. After high school graduation we went away to Knoxville, TN to Business College and lived in YWCA dorm. Then your Dad came for a visit and she took week off to entertain him and the two fell in love swept her away.
I am so sorry to learn of her illness and death. She was a jewel on earth. I’ve spent many nights at your grandparents home. We attended the same church - Deep Springs Baptist Church. Saying we were best friends is an “understatement.” I remember her birthday is this week - February 17 - mine is March 27. She was 38 days older than me.
Hope you both are well. Losing Mom and Dad has been heartbreaking for you both. You both are in my prayers.
Emily Jane Kelly Rogers
Emily Jane Kelly RogersKingsport, TN
I know how it feels to lose a parent, but I can't imagine how it must feel to have lost them both so close together. My prayers and thoughts are with you both.
I remember the days at Belvue when your mother was my Sunday School teacher. I always thought she was so smart and stunningly beautiful! And your Dad....well he was so very kind, concerned, and funny. They also seemed to exude how God intended for marriages to be....endearing love for each other. They were such a good example.
I can't imagine how happy they both must be to be reunited in the most heavenly of places.....
My sincere condolences.... Kelly Holladay
Kelly HolladayHobbs, NM