Laura Ruth Corn Nelson | Roswell Daily Record

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Laura Ruth Corn Nelson joined her Heavenly Father on Tuesday September 28, 2021. Born June 22, 1932 to Jesse William Corn and Ruth Edwina Huff, although she grew up in Eden Valley Ranch, Laura Ruth became a musician at an early age. Laura Ruth studied voice as well as piano and performed regularly for a number of events in New Mexico. She received 2 degrees, one from Colorado State Teachers College and one from the University of New Mexico. Laura has taught in Albuquerque and Roswell Public Schools as well as private music.

Laura Ruth is survived by her beloved husband, Bill Nelson, as well as her children: her son, Thomas Edward Nelson and her stepdaughter, Maureen Jennings Nelson, as well as their three children, Rachel, Emmit and Megan; her daughter, Margaret Ruth Fritts and her husband, David Fritts with their two children, David Luke Fritts and Charity Yu and her husband Timothy Yu and their two children, Peter and Tabitha; and finally her daughter, Rebecca Nelson Kruc and her husband, Michael Kruc, and their eight children including Jacintha Clark, Stephen Kruc, Joshua Kruc and his wife Jess and their two children, Sophia and Brody, Marilyn Kruc, Thomas Kruc, Philip Kruc, and Moriah Kruc. Additionally, Laura Ruth has several surviving nieces and nephews.

In addition to being a member of the Music Guild, Roswell Symphony Guild and PEO, Laura Ruth was an active member of the Daughters of the American Colonists, Daughters of the Confederacy, Daughters of the American Revolution, Historical Society for Southeastern New Mexico and the Wilson-Cobb Historical Society. Her passion was genealogy, and she traveled across the United States researching family history and genealogy. Laura Ruth also loved community Bible study, crafts, and was known for her handmade cards. Laura Ruth will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 8, 2021 at Grace Community Church, with a grave to follow at South Park Cemetery. Its carriers will be his grandsons: Stephen Kruc, David Luke Fritts, Philip Kruc, Emmit Nelson, and his granddaughters, Jacintha Kruc and Rachel Nelson.

Laura is a cancer survivor and loved working with children. Therefore, the family requests, instead of flowers or trees, that memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 on their behalf, or to Harvest Ministries, 601 N. Main St., Roswell, NM 88201.

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Laura Ruth did not die from Covid-19, but the family encourages everyone to get vaccinated!

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online register is available at

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