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Ola Melzine "Zenie" (Banister) Worm

April 16, 1931 ~ May 30, 2020 (age 89)


Ola Melzine “Zenie” Worm, age 89, of Clovis, New Mexico entered into heaven on May 30, 2020.

Zenie was born April 16, 1931 to parents Sylvester Banister and Pearl (German) Banister. Zenie grew up in New Mexico and Oklahoma but her roots were always set in Floyd, New Mexico.

Zenie was one of triplets, and was raised with 17 siblings. 

Zenie married Albert K. Worm in September of 1956. They began and created a family, raising 2 sons and 1 daughter in Clovis, NM.

Zenie was the general manager of Cooks Truck Stop for 52 years, and was dearly loved by all who knew her. Zenie was the matriarch of her family, keeping everyone together and enjoying large loud holidays with the many, many family members she had.

Zenie was a friend to all, helped anyone she could, and loved to cook. Zenie would provide for everyone who walked into Cooks. She would help the homeless community, and anyone who was struggling and hungry. Zenie would provide exceptionally large meals for anyone she welcomed into her home. Zenie was the glue of her family, providing care and love for all of her siblings, and their children. Zenie would leave work, even at age 89, and stop by her kids and grandkids' houses every day. Zenie took great pride in her family, and loved them unconditionally.

Zenie Worm truly touched the lives of everyone that she met, and made her mark in this world.

Zenie is preceded in death by her Husband, parents, daughter Gloria Bock, as well as 14 siblings.

Zenie is survived by 2 sons; Keith Worm, and Danny Tipton 7 beautiful grandchildren; Shannon, Shane, Larissa, Dusty, Stefanie, Zachary, and Parker. Zenni is also survived by 16 wonderful great grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren and 2 siblings; Chock and Alma.

Visitation services for Zenie Worm will be held on Thursday June 4, and Friday June 5, 2020 from 11:00am to 4:00pm at Steed Todd Funeral Home located at 800 East Manana Blvd. Clovis, NM 88101.

A Memorial service in Zenie's honor will be held on Saturday June 6, 2020 at 10:00am at the 21st Street Church of Christ in Clovis, NM. A lunch will follow at Cooks for all who attend.

The family of Zenie would like everyone to please bring their favorite photo of Zenni to the luncheon at Cooks, so they may scan it and keep your favorite memories of Zenie close to their hearts as well.

Services in loving care by Steed Todd Funeral home    

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June 4, 2020

11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Steed Todd Funeral Home
800 E Manana
Clovis, NM 88101

June 5, 2020

11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Steed Todd Funeral Home
800 E Manana
Clovis, NM 88101

Memorial Service
June 6, 2020

10:00 AM
21st Street Church of Christ
1720 W. 21st Street
Clovis, NM 88101

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