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Glenda Faye Cassels

Glenda Faye Cassels, age 74, of Carlsbad NM passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, surrounded by her loved ones.

She was born on November 15, 1946 in Colorado City, Texas to parents Cecil and Cloise Darden. She was a loving wife, mother, meme, sister, and best-friend. She lived her life devoted to her children and her family. She enjoyed watching her Dallas Cowboys play and sitting on the porch with Papaw. She loved cooking, gardening, playing Yahtzee, and making people smile.

Glenda is survived by her husband Gene Cassels, her kids Tina Smith, Lisa Rhoades and husband David, Kelly Cassels, and Chelbi Peña-Cassels. Her grandchildren Jerilynn Diebel, Angel Smith, Justin Rhoades and wife Erin, Prestin Rhoades, Ashtin Rhoades, Chelbi Pena-Cassels, Raheem Garrett, and Koltin Rhoades. Her great grandchildren Lincoln Rhoades, Drew Carter, Zane Carter, Dexter Carter, and Ellis Rhoades. Her siblings Sue Ann Diffee, Sharon Armstrong, Jackie Mosley, Jerry Darden, Oscar Darden, and Charles Ray Darden. She also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews and her beautiful puppy dog Charlie Mac.

Glenda is preceded in death by her parents Cecil and Cloise Darden, her sons Glenn Smith and little Eddie Smith, and six brothers and one sister.

The services for our Meme will be held at Denton Wood Funeral Home on Saturday October 16, 2021 at 10 am. Pallbearers will be Justin Rhoades, Prestin Rhoades, Koltin Rhoades, Steven Gonzales, Jesse Pesina, and David Rhoades.

The family would like to thank the staff of TLC Home Health and Hospice for their love and care. Condolences may be expressed at dentonwood.com

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Glenda you were a warm & kind person. You will be greatly missed by all who knew & loved you

Kay Bruner Oct 15 2021 6:06 AM

I have been very lucky to have Glenda in my life for 57 years. She was my friend, my confidant, and my sister by choice. I feel like there is a hole in my heart now. Rest well my friend. You are missed.

Linda Brown Oct 14 2021 8:59 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Glenda Cassels

Betty Chila Oct 14 2021 8:03 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Glenda Cassels

Wendy Hilton Oct 14 2021 7:12 PM

Love you Aunt Glenda

Carol Tarrant Oct 14 2021 6:35 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Glenda Cassels

Carol Tarrant Oct 14 2021 6:33 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Glenda Cassels

Danielle Oct 14 2021 6:25 PM

We're glad that Glenda was able to visit us in NY. It was a privilege to play Yahtzee with her. We wish we could be with you now. Love and hugs, Charles Ray and Gini

Charles Darden Oct 14 2021 5:35 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Glenda Cassels

Gail Oct 14 2021 5:07 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Glenda Cassels

Darden BeverlyI Oct 14 2021 4:50 PM

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