Juanita Journey, age 83, of Clovis, NM passed away on January 31, 2019 in Clovis, NM.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, February 4, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Aztec, NM, with Reverend Mike Napier officiating. Burial will be at 1:00 PM at Memory Gardens in Farmington, NM. Arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home, Clovis, NM.
Juanita was born in Burdine, KY to John D. & Nola June Culbertson on March 1, 1935. She attended Woodrow Wilson High School in Portsmouth, VA. Juanita married Charles M. Journey in Seguin, Texas on October 27, 1951.
Juanita enjoyed gardening, reading, writing poetry, crocheting, sewing, and the many beloved dogs she took in over the years. She graduated from San Juan College in Farmington, NM. Juanita worked for 25 years at Walmart, first in Farmington and then Clovis, NM. She treasured the many friendships she developed with co-workers during her time there. More than anything she was a devoted mother to her children and a second mother to the many other “children” who drifted into her life. She loved them all unconditionally.
Juanita was preceded in death by her adoring husband of 59 years Charles Mathew Journey; sons, Wayne and Robert Journey; parents, John & Nola Culbertson; sister, Barbara Ann Culbertson and brother, John D. Culbertson.
Juanita is survived by children Charlie Lee Journey of Clovis, NM, Rita & Michael Larby of Bozeman, MT, Glenn & Renee Journey of Aztec, NM, Kathleen Herrera of Clovis, NM, Christopher and Alex Journey of Austin, TX. Daughter-in-law Peggy Campbell of Stamford, TX and Paul Herrera of Aztec, NM. Sisters Joann & Charles Ammons, Jeanette Adams, Jewell & Ben Palos, Betty Guevara, Jacquin & Fernando Jose’, Flora Ella & Randy DeLaPaz, and brother James & Brenda Culbertson. Many special grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Mickey Harrington, Mike Padilla, Paul Herrera, Michael Larby, John Banks, and Thomas Hess.
Honorary Pallbearers are Brad Journey, Maurice Journey, Morgan Campbell, and Audie Bible.
The family of Juanita Journey wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of those who supported our mother with love, kindness, and understanding throughout her life and eased her journey into eternity. Please know that she valued your caring and support.
I worked with Juanita for 17 years and she always had a smile and we would always stop and talk. I was wondering why I hadn’t seen her. My heart is broken. My condolences to the Family . This world is colder without her here
Hope (Aragon)PenaClovis, NM
My deepest condolences to family and friends in your time of loss. Growing up with Robert, I loved Mrs. Journey like a favorite aunt. Rest in peace, sweet lady.
Bill J. EverettAztec, NM
Momma I thank you for your love and prayers and friendship throughout my life.
Michael PadillaAztec, NM
We are praying for everyone as you go through this time
Tim & Kim AmmonsMooresville, NC
My family and I in California and New Mexico heard of another loss coming to your family. We send our deepest condolences on the great loss of Juanita. Juanita truly enjoyed God's creations , family and friends. Dearly missed by many.
May the God of All Comfort and Hope, Jehovah, comfort each of you with his guarantee plans to have those in his memory enjoy living on Earth again, but on an Earth free from all diseases and all the problems of today (Acts 24 :15 ;Psalms 37 : 9-11,29) "God is not a mere man who tells lies, Nor a son of man who changes his mind. When He says something , will He not do it? When he speaks, will He not carry it out? " - Numbers 23 : 19
Jane Callier-Patel & FamilyLos Angeles, CA
To the family of Mrs Juanita Journey many prayers and my deepest condolences Mrs Juanita was a wonderful and loveing lady I worked with her at walmart and enjoyed her very very much Mrs Juanita will be missed but never ever forgotten
Jennifer LopezAlbuquerque, NM
So very sorry for the loss of your mother She now becomes your angel to look over you
Symantha BoneIvins, UT
Rest in peace sweet sweet juanita
Vickie HarlinCLOVIS, NM
I worked with Juanita at Wal-Mart for many years. She was a very sweet and wonderful lady. Juanita will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace sweet lady
Karen HamiltonClovis, NM
Juanita you will be missed by all of us may you rest in peace
Bobbye FernandezClovis, NM
Juanita was such a sweet, caring person. She was always so good with the customers, but her love for the associates was so genuine. I worked with her for a few years while in Clovis, and have fond memories of her. Condolences to the family!
Lisa MillerSalina, UT