Services: Have been held.
Mrs. Alice Ackerman, 87, a former resident of Portales, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003, at Copper Queen Community Hospital in Bisbee, Ariz.
She was born Nov. 4, 1915, in a farm house near Roosevelt, Okla., to Ida and Clarence Hill.
Along with her brothers and sisters, she endured the Depression after the early death of their father. The family moved to New Mexico in 1939 or 1940, settling in Roswell. It was there that she met Roy O. Ackerman, and the couple was married Nov. 29, 1945, in Carlsbad. They originally lived in Portales in 1951, but during those years moved quite often due to her husband’s work. They returned to Portales to make their home in 1960. Alice was an active member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church until her health forced her to move to McNeal, Ariz., 1996 to make her home with her son. Family members said she was a loving, caring and giving person.
She was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers; a sister; a son, Stephen; and her husband, Roy Ackerman, who died Nov. 7, 1978.
Survivors include two sons, Lester (and wife, Juanita) Ackerman of McNeal and Roy (Debbie) Ackerman of Springer; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Walter Huber will officiate the services.
Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Lester, Roy, Steve, Ira, Sean and Christopher Ackerman.
Wheeler Mortuary of Portales is handling arrangements.