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Pauline Barnes

June 23, 1937 — October 15, 2021


With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Pauline Barnes, our loving and devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to all whose lives she touched. She passed away peacefully on October 15th, 2021 in Capitan, New Mexico.

Pauline was born in June 1937 to Eutilio and Maria Lopez in Tulare, CA. She went to Tulare Joint Union High School. She married the love of her life, Homer “Troy” Barnes, on August 13th, 1955 and had a wonderful 66 years together. She was a proud mother to three sons and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Pauline was a strong woman of the catholic faith. She loved drawing and painting, was a talented artist, and enjoyed music and dancing, and going for walks. She loved to travel and go trucking with her husband. She also enjoyed having company and cooking for her family.

Pauline was predeceased by her parents, siblings, with one older brother surviving, and her daughter-in-law, Carol Barnes.

She is survived by her husband, Homer, her children: Jerry and Tammy, Wesley and Angie, Karl and his wife Leslie; her grandchildren and their spouses: Melanie and Adrian, Hannah and Patrick, Cody, Katrina and Niko, Jenna, Troy and Amenda, Melissa, Michel and Justin and Lauren; her great grandchildren: Nianna, Gemma, Henley, Vada, Matylyn, Troy and Marshall; as well as her brother, Louie Hernandez, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Pauline will be fondly remembered as a loving mother and “Nana”. She will be forever in our hearts.

God’s Word says:

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;    John 11:25

Special thanks to Emcompass Hospice, especially Beth, for all the compassion and care that was shown to us.

Funeral services will be held at LaGrone Funeral Chapel of Ruidoso on Friday October 29th 2021 at 10:00 A.M.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

A poem in memory of Pauline

We thought of you in love today

But that is nothing new.

We thought about you yesterday

And the days before that too.

We think of you in silence

We often speak your name.

Now all we have are memories

And your picture in a frame.

Your memory is our keepsake

With which we’ll never part.

God has you in his keeping

We have you in our hearts.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Pauline Barnes, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Funeral Service

Friday, October 29, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am

LaGrone Funeral Chapel of Ruidoso

341 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345

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