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Carolyn Ruth (Langford) Stroud

1942 - 2021


Carolyn R. Stroud, 78, of Clovis, New Mexico died Friday, March 19, 2021 at her home.

Carolyn Ruth Stroud was born in Hedley, Texas on September 14, 1942 to Alfred Kenneth Langford and Mary Evelyn Everett.
   The family farmed in Hedley and Olton, Texas, and then moved to Plainview, Texas in 1947. Her dad's job took them to Wichita Falls, Amarillo, Plainview, and ultimately, Clovis, New Mexico, where Carolyn made her home. Carolyn married Ronnie Lee Stroud on July 29, 1960.
   Carolyn was a member of the 21st Street Church of Christ. She loved her women's study group, volunteering, and helping those in need.
Carolyn worked as a bookkeeper for several local businesses, ran her own women's clothing store, and invested in real estate. She and Ronnie started a local construction company, S&S Drywall. She retired from Western Mortgage in 2012.
Carolyn was preceded in death by her father, Ken, mother, Evelyn, her son, Kenneth, and her sister, Maisie.
   She is survived by her stepmother, Doris Langford, of Monett, Missouri, husband, Ronnie Stroud, and her children, Ronda (Stroud) Rupe and husband, Mark, of Clovis, and Greg Stroud and wife, Tally, of Wichita, Kansas; three siblings, Richard Langford (Ann) of Birmingham, Alabama, Michael Langford (Pat), of Berwick, Missouri, and Myra (Langford) Mitchell (Mike) of Reeds, Missouri; 5 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.
She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, helping with school activities, and attending sports events. She made sure her home was a fun place for her kids and their friends, and ultimately her family. She was an avid quilter and Christmas stocking maker. She loved reading, jigsaw puzzles, and crafts. Camping, lake trips, and dune buggies filled many summer days. A good vacation was a trip to see parents and family.
   She adored her family. She loved seeing her extended family and didn't miss the annual family reunion in Lubbock, Texas. She valued keeping in touch and sharing burdens and good times with all of her family.
Carolyn was a loving wife, mom, grandmother, and great grandmother. She always was there to lend a helping hand when needed. Her generosity, care, and big smile will always be remembered.
   Services are held at 21st Street Church of Christ by Troy Oliver.
Memorial contributions can be made to New Mexico Christian Children's Home in Portales, New Mexico.
Arrangements are by Steed-Todd of Clovis, New Mexico.

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Angie kern

April 5, 2021 3:25 PM

To the family 👪 ❤  of Carolyn,I am deeply sorry for the loss 😢 💔 😔 . CAROLYN  was a great person and friend 😢. PRAYERS AND 🙏 ❤ BLESSINGS. REST IN PEACE NOW....
Angie Jaramillo kern 

Angie kern

April 5, 2021 11:42 AM

My condolence to the family of Karen may she rest in peace 

Beverly (Smith) Davis

March 24, 2021 8:26 PM

Ronnie and family, I am so sorry to hear about Carolyn.  I did not know she had been ill so was shocked  to hear of her passing.  We worked together and shared so many fun times outside of work when I lived in Clovis.  Thank you for sharing her with me.  She was a special friend!  I am reading how special she was to so many people.  I look forward to a reunion with her when the Lord calls me home.  Blessings to you Ronnie!  Bev (Smith) Davis

Bobbie Johnson

March 24, 2021 4:27 PM

Ronnie, I am so sorry for your loss.  I know Carolyn will be greatly missed, she was a wonderful woman.  

Sandra Roybal

March 24, 2021 2:07 PM

Ronnie and Family, I am so sorry for the loss of Carolyn. You and Carolyn were my neighbors and landlords for a few years and you both were very sweet to myself and my kids. Carolyn and I would visit about many things, and she was definitely a supporter of education. She would save the "Boxtops for Education" for me and I would give them to my niece. Many times she would get on her computer and show me pictures of your family. She will be missed. Prayers for you ,Ronnie and your family.

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