A celebration of the life of Nina Mae Woodward Waldie, 90, will be held on December 11, 2014, at First Baptist Church at 10:00 a.m., there will be a reception at First Baptist that follows the burial at the Pioneer Memorial Park, in Bluewater Village. Please come and share your memories with the family at the reception.
Nina Mae Woodward Waldie passed from this life to her heavenly home on the morning of December 4, 2014. She was born on April 7, 1924 to Walter Wellington
Woodward and Marvel Loretta Pack in Silver City, New Mexico. She was preceded in death by her parents; Walter and Marvel, two brothers; Frank and Richard Woodward, her sister; Helen Woodward Ranger, and also her husband, R.P. (Red) Waldie. Nina is survived by her younger brother David Woodward and his wife Joan of Tyrone, N.M.; her three children: Rollie Waldie and wife, Judy, of Thoreau; Howard Waldie of Albuquerque; and Mary Waldie Vigil and husband, Marty, from Milan. Four grandsons: Jeremy Waldie and wife, Adela, of Salem, Oregon; Lawrence Waldie of Thoreau; Dustin Vigil and fiance, Anne Kiser, from Los Lunas; and Shawn Vigil and significant other, Sierra Deherrera, of Rio Rancho. Two great grandsons: Lucas and Samuel Waldie of Salem, Oregon. She also had many nieces, nephews, and friends living around the southwestern parts of the country.
Nina lived a very full life. She and Red were married on August 22, 1942, she was 18 and he was 21. During their 50 years together, they were only parted on a few occasions. Their first home was in Silver City, NM. Nina's first job was with the OPA (Office of Price Administration) during the World War II. She then moved on to become the office manager for Dr. Cone for several years. From Silver City, Nina and Red moved to Socorro, N.M. in 1955 where she began her bookkeeping career with Rocky Mountain Trucking Co., which they owned. After a year in Socorro they came to this area in 1956. First living in Milan, N.M. and finally moving on to Ambrosia Lake where they spent many years. For a short time they lived in Thoreau before moving back to Ambrosia Lake. After Red's death in 1993, Nina moved back to Milan, where she resided until her passing.
Nina continued to use her talents as a bookkeeper up until October 10, 2014. She was the treasurer for her church, High Country Western Fellowship in Milan, where she provided a written record of the accounts every month and wrote a "Missionary moment" weekly for years.
Pallbearers will be: Rich Ranger, Marty Vigil, Jeremy Waldie, Gary Garrison, Dustin Vigil, and Shawn Vigil.
Honorary Pallbearers will be: Lawrence Waldie, David Woodward, Smokey Hobbs, Don Guber, Bill Woodward, Michael Laramore, and Chandler Ellis
Compassion Mortuary, Grants, is in charge of arrangements.