Christy was born on Feb. 27, 1968 in Bellevue, Neb. Christy, 50, a long time resident of New Mexico passed away on May 5 in Moriarty. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother and grandmother and will be deeply missed. Christy is survive by her mother, Beverly Andrews and husband Gregory of Apple Valley, C.A.; husband, James B. Huey of Moriarty; songs, Matthew Lee Moss and Savannah Wilson of Moriarty, Keven Torgerson of Moriarty; daughter, Samantha Schmoeller of Galveston, T.X.; brother, Brian A. Bowlin of Owasso, Okla.; granddaughter, Rylee Lynn Moss and father, Richard J. Bowlin of Holt, Mo. A memorial service will be held on Sat, May 12, 2018 at 4p.m. at Harris Hanlon Mortuary in Moriarty. Pastor John Nash 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.