Iris Darlene Blevins
November 6, 1947  -  January 19, 2018

Iris Darlene Blevins

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Celebration of Life
Faith Christian Family Church
3401 N. Norris
Clovis, NM  88101
Saturday, January 27, 2018
11:00 am
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Iris Darlene Blevins entered into her heavenly home on Friday, January 19, 2018. She was born November 6, 1947 in Stockton, California to Jack and Verlene Hendricks. She graduated from Roswell High School in 1965. At the sweet age of 20, she married the love of her life, Jim Blevins, in Belen, New Mexico, and there began their waltz.

She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and she never met a stranger. Wherever she went, laughter and joy followed along with a prank or two. With unwavering faith, Iris believed in complete healing from her cancer. Even to the end, she knew His ways are higher than our ways and His perfect will is always fulfilled. God’s Glory was evident in the many lives she touched during her journey. She surrounded herself with many treasured friends on the mountaintops and through the valleys. She lived her life to the fullest and was the bright spark in any room.

She is survived by her husband of fifty years, Jim Blevins, of Clovis, NM; her “girls”, Danci & Little Girl; children, Bryan (Bridget) Blevins of Los Lunas, NM, Shannon (Randy) Pettigrew of Lovington, NM, Reese (Deana) Blevins of Blossom, TX, and Wade (Crystina) Blevins of Shawnee, OK; sister, Laretha (Chuck) Rodery of Roswell, NM; brother, Derrick (Kimberly) Hendricks of Artesia, NM. “Gram” dearly loved her grandchildren, Dillon Gibson, Rustin (Taylor) Blevins, Jordan (TJ) Reed, Brittany Pettigrew, JaNaé (Layton) Graham, Raine Pettigrew, Brooklyn Legate, Alie Pettigrew, and Isabella, Porter, & Brix Blevins; great-grandchildren, Makenzie & Haven Reed, Karter Gibson, Ellie Pettigrew, & Oakley Blevins, aunts, many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Faith Christian Family Church in Clovis, NM on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Honorary pallbearers are Douglas Shannon, Lonnie Hendricks, Larry Hendricks, David Hendricks, Jimmy Hendricks, Scotty Hendricks, Ricky Hendricks, Steve Hendricks, Derrick Hendricks, Jimmie Denton, & Dwain Glidewell.


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  1. Donna Whitfield
    Clovis, NM

    Another angel has now met her savior! May God continue to bless Jim and family.

  2. Jan Mayberry
    North Pole, AK

    RIP My sweet friend and classmate. Prayers for you always. Blessings for your family. You will be missed.

  3. Shyla Allers and family
    Rockford, MI

    Praying for peace and comfort for the whole family. I’m so sorry for this great loss.

  4. John & Peggy McNeil
    Clovis, NM

    part of our dear family . we are always thinking of

  5. Joe Flinn
    Rathdrum, ID

    Oh my, Iris is going to be sorely missed. To me she was a great friend who kept her friends smiling and laughing. Very warm and caring, always looking at the bright side of life. Rest in peace dear friend.

  6. Randy & Nancy Dunson
    Portales, NM

    Philippians 4:7 "And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus." May you find that pease in your sorrow.

  7. Tim Whalen
    Alpine, TX

    This world is going to miss the joy and fun that Iris spread through out her life. I first met her at East Junior High. I don't know of anyone who enjoyed life as much as her. In all the years I knew her, I can honestly say that I never saw her "down" or difficult to be around. Her sweet smile, bubbly personality, and zany personality will be sorely missed. Rest in Peace sweet Iris.

  8. Tom Mccullough
    Phoenix, AZ

    So long my good friend

  9. Aquilla Brock
    Lubbock, TX

    I'm sending my heartfelt prayers for all of Iris's family and friends. Iris is my cousin and always will be, she was full of laughter as well as pranks. She could fill the room with happiness when she walked in. She will definitely be missed by all of us, but the memory of Iris will always bring a smile to our face as well as a warm feeling in our hearts. Love you Iris.

  10. Connie Rowland

    God Bless the families of Iris, a beautiful, sweet spirited woman who I adored and admired. We met through the Emmaus, which is something I will treasure in my heart. Love you special friend! Connie Rowland

  11. Dorothy Weston
    Shawner, OK

    Wade, sure am glad I had the privilege to know your Mom. She was a special lady. Love and prayers.

  12. Bert and Judy Tolle
    Yukon, OK

    I am so sorry to hear of Iris passing. She was such a delightful and fun lady! My prayers go out to you,Jim, and the rest of the family! I know your hearts are broken. Hold tight to the many wonderful memories you made with her. She will be greatly missed by all!

  13. Donna Warren
    Shawnee, OK

    Marvin and I send our loving prayers for your family. Iris was one of a kind, and completely unforgettable.

  14. Judie Miller
    Colorado Springs, CO

    I am truly saddened by this news. My fond memories of Iris go back many years. Love and prayers to her family.

  15. Paulette Woods
    Bethany, OK

    Gerald and I have loved Iris for many years and she will always have a place in our hearts. Our heartfelt sympathy goes to Jim and all the family.
    Gerald & Paulette Woods

  16. Lisa Spies
    Parker, CO

    My heart breaks for all of you. Iris and Jim will always be one of my favorite couples. So many wonderful memories. I send love and prayers from Colorado.

  17. Betty Hunsucker

    What a special lady Iris was. She had a charisma fun, laughter, and joy when you were in her presence. She will be missed. Praise God she is healed.

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  19. Betty Hunsucker

    Loved this special lady. She had a charisma that was always fun and loving when you were in her presence. Praise God she is healed!.

  20. Linda whitaker
    Clovis, NM

    What a woderful blessing to know Iris. She was a great person, always a smile and love talking to her about our kids. My prayer are with all of the family.

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  22. Maxine Ricketson
    Lubbock, TX

    Please know how much I care, Jim and family. Iris and I waited far too many years to be friends instead of just family, due to difference in age and the direction our lives took us. Thankfully, the past few years, we got to enjoy one another's company and friendship. Thanks, Iris, for the great memories and fun times you brought to each of us.

  23. Janet
    Concord, MA

    When someone we love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure. I am now forced to recall as many memories as I possible can. They are all wonderful. She was not only cleaver, funny, and naughty, she was open with her life and thoughts and vulneraable with her heart. We always took advantage of our time together maxing out the fun and going below the surface with all that we communicated. In my heart Iris was and will continue to ba a TREASURE. Thank you Lord for giving us all time to build memories with her.

  24. Eddy and Arla Hitson
    Portales, NM

    Iris, we love you so much. There will always be a hole in our hearts for you.

  25. Edith Ann Walling - Bradley
    Clovis, NM

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

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