Leland H. Bartlett
February 19, 1935  -  May 24, 2018

Leland H. Bartlett

LaGrone Funeral Chapel of Ruidoso
341 Sudderth Dr.
Ruidoso, NM  88345
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
9:30 AM until 11:30 AM
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Funeral Service
First Baptist Church
270 Country Club
Ruidoso, NM  88344
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
2:00 P.M.
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Forest Lawn Cemetery
Mechem Drive
Ruidoso, NM  88345
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Leland H. Bartlett, 83, of Ruidoso passed away Thursday, May 24, in Las Cruces, NM. He was born February 19, 1935 in Lamesa, Texas to Opal and Herman Bartlett who both precede him in death.

While living in Lamesa he was a farmer and moved to Ruidoso in 1982 where he owned and operated the Culligan Water until retiring in 1999. He attended First Baptist Church in Ruidoso. He married Neva on August 19, 1982 in Carrizozo.

He is survived by his wife, Neva of Ruidoso; children, Virgil Bartlett and his wife Niki of Amarillo, TX, Connie Bartlett of Lamesa, TX, Cindy Renner and her husband Carl of Highland Village, TX, and Perry Gipson and his wife, Charlotte of Roswell, NM; grandchildren, Jim Paul Whipple and his wife, Martha of Ruidoso Downs, Colinda Hinkle and her husband Michael of Lamesa, TX, Ashley Hamm and her husband Tye of Lubbock, TX, Audra Hobbs and her husband Madux of Roswell, NM, John Renner of Highland Village, TX, Sean Gipson and his wife Bonnie of Dallas, TX, Joey Renner and his wife Ashley of Madisonville, TX, Kelsey Gipson of Roswell, Cutter Whipple and his wife Shelby of Lamesa, TX and 14 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister, Evelyn Jeter.

Visitation will be Tuesday, May 29, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel of Ruidoso from 9:30 A.M. until 11:30 A.M. The funeral service will be also be Tuesday at 2:00 P.M. at First Baptist Church with burial to follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

The family has requested memorials to the Coors Cowboy Club Scholarship Fund or Crisis Fund, P.O. Box 589, Amarillo, TX 79105 or to your favorite charity.


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  1. Cheryl Elder
    Amarillo, TX

    Neva, you have my sincerest sympathy for your loss of Leland. He will be missed by all who knew him. He was a very special person to Bob and me.

  2. Samuel Staker
    Austin, TX

    Sorry so about your father passing I remember when we were kids at South elementary when you father and mother came to our events it seams like yesterday Sam Staker

  3. Samuel Staker
    Austin, TX

    Sorry so about your father passing I remember when we were kids at South elementary when you father and mother came to our events it seams like yesterday Sam Staker

  4. Robby James
    Waco, TX

    My sympathies are extended to the entire Bartlett family. Leland was a good friend to all and had some terrific kids. Connie, I am touching my heart for you today, dear friend.

  5. Keith Merrick
    Wilson, NC

    Virgil, Connie and Cindy, we were mighty sorry to hear of Leland's passing. I have good memories of him helping us all in 4-H activities there in Dawson County. Best wishes to you and your families. Keith

  6. Neita Woodward
    Kingsland, TX

    Have a lot of good memories with Leland & his family. You are in my thoughts & prayers.
    Neita Woodward

  7. Nellie Ruth Jones
    Glencoe, NM

    Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Nellie Ruth Jones

  8. Tim McDaniel
    Alamogordo, NM

    Connie and Coco. I am so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was a good man . I wish you strength for you both and your family.

  9. Jeannie Fifer
    Stephenville, TX

    Phil and I thought so much of your sweet Leland . He was a man of great integrity . Always enjoyed doing business with him . Know all of you miss that sweet smile. May God give you comfort. So sorry !

  10. Cheryl and Mark Rochelle
    Santa Barbara, CA

    Fond memories of a great guy! We will miss you Leland!

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