obit-bonniegriffincropBonnie Griffin, 69, passed away Sept. 1 in Farmington. She was born Jan. 29, 1947 in Kansas City, Mo., to the late Charles and Violet Beavers. Bonnie loved to cook and paint. She also adored her dog “Little Man” and was an avid lover of all animals. Bonnie lived in New Mexico for most of her life and was a member of the East Mountain 7th Day Adventist Church. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her. Bonnie was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John Griffin and son, Steve Ramer. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Don and Sarah Ramer and Brian and Suzie Ramer both of Aztec; daughter and son-in-law, Lorrie and Donald Scott of Moriarty; brothers, David Beavers of Albuquerque, and Burly Sheckler of Arizona, and sisters, Joanna Orourke of Albuquerque, and Sue Woodard of Corpus Christy, Texas; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A visitation is scheduled for Sept. 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Harris Hanlon Mortuary in Moriarty. A graveside service will immediately follow at 1 p.m. at the Mountain View Cemetery in Moriarty, with Pastor Abner Ravon to officiate.

Leota Harriman
Leota Harriman

Leota started working for The Independent in 2006, working her way up through the ranks. An employee buyout in 2010 led to her ownership of the newspaper. Leota has served on the board of the N.M. Press Association, and is currently its First Vice President. She is passionate about health and wellness, especially mental health, and loves making art. She can be reached at news.ind.editor@gmail.com.