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Veta London

Veta London, 86, passed away October 31, 2021

Veta (Cody) London was born August 27, 1935 to Robert and Rheba Colter in Liberty Community, NM. She was the youngest of 4 children and was raised on a ranch in DeBaca Co. She graduated from high school from Ft. Sumner. Veta married Ernest London August 28, 1954 in Clovis. Together they had two daughters: Raylene and Carolyn. They enjoyed traveling and were very active in Lions Club. She was the first woman district governor in New Mexico. Ernest and Veta enjoyed numerous cruises. She loved crocheting and gardening and especially loved her grandkids and great-grandkids. Veta was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters: Zelma Smith and Lavelma Parks; and brother, Freedus Colter.
Survivors are her husband of 67 years, Ernest London; daughters: Raylene (Warren) Taylor of Carlsbad, TX and Carolyn Schoonover of Olive Branch, MS; six grandkids: Dawn Taylor of Plano, Texas, Donna Cross of Achille, OK, Jeffery (Storm) Schoonover of Germantown, TN, Levi (Sara) Taylor of Seabrook, TX, Matthew (Marty) Schoonover of Lubbock, TX, Tamara (Jason) Hall of San Angelo, TX; 16 great-grandkids.

Visitation will be 12 noon - 1:00 PM, Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at Denton-Wood Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at Carlsbad Cemetery.

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A candle was lit in memory of Veta London

Dolie M Bond Nov 11 2021 10:12 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Veta London

Shaye Coats Nov 10 2021 12:33 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Veta London

Hazel Lara Nov 9 2021 4:03 PM

Raylene, Carolyn and Families,
Our deepest condolences to you and all of your extended families. Your Mom was very sweet to me always. I enjoyed visiting with her and your Dad. They will truly be missed. Sending our love and prayers.

Judy Flores, Lacie and Linda Nov 9 2021 1:57 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Veta London

Joe Enriquez Nov 9 2021 7:41 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Veta London

Carol Albright Nov 8 2021 10:07 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Veta London

Gemma Ferguson Nov 8 2021 4:54 PM

Our sympathies for the loss of such a sweet lady. Jim and Ann Wright

Ann Wright Nov 8 2021 2:35 PM