Ruby Joan Petrey was born to the late Carl E. Turley and Gladys Turley on March 20, 1941, in Scott City, Kansas.
She married the late Roger A. Petrey on December 27, 1957, and soon began raising their family in Artesia, New Mexico for seven years. Later moving to Hobbs NM in 1965. Joan (as she liked being called) is survived by her three children: Teri Collom, of Fort Worth, TX; Lorie Herrera of Hobbs NM; and Carla Nobel of Yukon, OK. She is also survived by four grandchildren Brandy Hukins, Anthony Herrera, Nikolas Herrera and Holly Collom. Four great-grandchildren, Aiden Herrera, Ethan Herrera, Nylan Herrera and Nyziah Herrera. Joan was predeceased by her loving husband in 2012.
Joan was a sweet, loving mother, grandmother, and true friend. An entrepreneur at heart. She self taught and mastered many talents and trades such as a seamstress, an upholsterer, canning goods, bookkeeping, and sales person. She was excellent at fishing and held many records for her catches. Some are still displayed at Conchas Lake to this day. Her favorite was undoubtedly painting and crocheting. She passed her many talents on to her girls and grandchildren, teaching them that you can do anything you want in life and supporting your family is everyone's job.
Joan was not only a great fisherman, but also a fisher of men, as she brought those around her closet to God and Christ. She was a very devout Christian woman and brought that love of God to all around her. She shared and lived the teachings of Christ with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Joan was immensely proud of her family, and leaves behind a legacy of beautiful memories and faithful family.
As her health declined, she often quoted versus from the Bible sharing them with her family.
Two of her favorite being: John 11:25-27 and Psalms 91:1-16
In remembrance of Joan Petrey a gathering for family and friends will be held at a later date.