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Patricia (Pat) Lilley, 95


Well-known Roswell jeweler Patricia (Pat) Lilley died March 11 at age 95.

   While she never lived in Las Cruces, Lilley and her late husband James (Jim) had many connections to Las Cruces over the decades.  Lilley sold her designer jewelry at many Las Cruces arts and craft fairs and private shows over the years, and many locals still wear her distinctive art.

    Eight of her ten children, as well as seven grandchildren, are graduates of New Mexico State University. Six children live in Las Cruces – retired attorney Michael (Diane), contractor Chris (Jerra) engineer Dan (Lisa), teacher Monica Reynolds (Chris), attorney Jess (Bernadine), and Kay, a specialist in working with developmentally disabled young adults. Nine of her grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also reside here.  


                Jim Lilley was a staple at Las Cruces running, triathlon and Senior Olympics events and worked as a general contractor here with son Chris.


                Services will be held at 2 pm April 5 at Assumption Catholic Church in Roswell.

Patricia (Pat) Lilley, Roswell, NM