Annette Rudean Sandlin married Edwin Earl Euing on Nov 18, 1950 in Paducah, Texas. They were the talk of the town as they rode their Harley-Davidson motorcycle around the Texas country roads with their friends. That free spirit remained with Annette through-out her life time as she and Ed move from the farm to the oil field in 1954 with a toddler, Cynthia, in tow. In years following the family grew with the addition of Becky and Brad. While Ed ran his business, Packer Sales and Rental, Annette ran everything else. She had a knack for organization which she shared while volunteering as Sunday School secretary for Castle Avenue Baptist Church, secretary for the women’s Tuesday morning bowling league and the couple’s evening league at Bel Aire Bowl, and secretary/treasurer of the Chaparral Square Dance Club. A yearly two-week family vacation in Colorado would be spent at Blue Creek Lodge or Fun Valley with square dancing and fishing fun. Annette and Ed enjoyed a second home in Del Rio, Texas at Lake Amistad. They would bring back bass for a great backyard fish fry. They were members of the Hobbs Bass Club. Annette’s children have memories of playing cards and laughing until they cried. When school was out she waited for the girls to return from school to sit on the floor and play an exciting card game of “Nerts.” Her love of cards would continue through life with the addition of “Skipbo” and “Hand and Foot.” Annette was a stylish woman with many talents. She was a wonderful seamstress with which her two girls benefitted as they had a closet full of dresses. In later years she began to make quilts. One Christmas she made everyone in the family a quilt. There are fond memories of the hours spent in the fabric store…literally many, many hours… as she and her girls would choose patterns, fabric and notions for the next dress or project. One particular project which has a special place in the hearts of the girls, is the Banner of Jesus that was used in the Living Christmas Tree at Taylor Memorial Baptist Church, which is where Annette was a member. Even though residing in New Mexico most of her adult life, Annette would proudly proclaim as she drove across the state line “I just looooove Texas!”
Survivors include a son, Brad Euing of Hobbs; two daughters, Becky Johnson and husband Gary of Hobbs, and Cynthia Hawkins and husband Bill of Hobbs; four grandchildren, Lyndsy Purvis of Hobbs, Chestley Johnson and wife Maricar of Hobbs, Jill Hair and husband Randy of Keller, TX and Tyler Cox and wife Amanda of Hobbs; seven great grandchildren, Jesse and Carter Purvis, Creed Cox, Hudson and Hunter Hair and Lily and Sadie Johnson.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home, P.O. Box 629, Portales, NM 88130.
Cynthia, Becky and Brad, I was saddened deeply to hear of your mom's passing. I'm sorry I didn't make it to Hobbs for the service. I have known the Euing's my entire life. For many years they were my second family. I could probably count on one hand the number of times I went to their house and Annette was NOT at her sewing machine. She was a great lady. My deepest condolences to her entire family. Thinking of y'all with much love.
Shonna SledgeQueen, NM
I am so sorry for your loss. My memories of Mrs. Euing are joyful, and she has come to mind many times through the years since we left Hobbs. Your family is in my prayers.
Mary and John EadesSan Angelo, TX
My thoughts and prayers are with all. What great memories of her all the from helping with our School parties from 1st grade and on. What a wonderful woman.
Belinda RowlandHobbs, NM
So sorry for your loss. She was a special one,.
she loved her family. Tom and I have so many good memories. Dancing, square dancing, trips to FunValley, spending time at their place in Del Rio. Annette and I spent many hours with our sewing hobbies.
Tom and Polly RobinettHobbs, NM
Annette and Edwin are mine and Linda's favorite aunt and uncle. We shared many adventures together. She was a sweet and wonderful person and she will live forever in our memories.
Colonel(US Army Ret) Ernie and Linda IsbellHighland Village, TX
What a lovely tribute to Annette. I learned so much about her. She was such a talented woman of many interests! I know she will be missed by so many. I loved this woman and all her family. All of you are in my prayers. God bless, Ellen
Ellen RodgersHobbs, NM