Services: Have been held.
Verna Chandler, 86, of Las Cruces died Sunday, March 14, 2004, at her home.
She was born on Jan. 20, 1918, in Seminole, Okla., to Emma and Joe Ginnings.
She was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ. She graduated from New Mexico State University in 1941 with degrees in math and education. She taught school in Roswell for 25 years before retiring and moving back to Las Cruces. Family members said she had a great love for her church and family, enjoyed her grandchildren deeply and was always available to offer help with math. She was a member of the local German Shorthaired Pointer Club.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and by nine of her siblings including a twin brother, Vernon Ginnings.
Survivors include two sons, Ray Chandler (and wife, Shirley) of Tijeras and Terry Chandler (Janet) of Las Cruces; two daughters, Judy Barrett and Jolita Barnes (Ernie), all of Tijeras; two sisters, Irene Wall and Juanita Barbee, both of Portales; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
David Bennett will officiate the services.
Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.