Helen McCleskey

Cremation has taken place for Helen Jean Wileman McCleskey, 89, and two memorial services will be held in her honor; the first in Grants, N.M., at the First Baptist Church, 224 Mountain Road, on May 19, 2018, at 1 p.m. The second will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Albert J. Lyons Event Center in Truth or Consequences, N.M.H elen was born in Sharon Springs, Kansas, on Aug. 16, 1928, to Franklin Fred Wileman and Goldie Fern Wade Wileman and passed away at Sierra Vista Hospital in Truth or Consequences on April 25, 2018. Helen’s family moved from Kansas to Hot Springs, N.M., in 1945. She graduated from Hot Springs High School where she met and married Alton P. McCleskey. They later moved to Albuquerque and then to Milan, N.M., to start an auto body shop. She lived in the Grants-Milan area for 59 years and they raised their children there. She is survived by two sons: Larry J. McCleskey (Becky) and Ronald L. McCleskey (Tracie); daughter: Judy E. McCleskey Whitney; grandchildren: Shawna R. Lamb, Jamie R. Bizzell, Jeannie M. Mahan, Randy L. McCleskey, Stephanie E. Oliver, Amanda J. Funk and Shayla L. Whitney; 15 great-grandchildren; brother: Robert Wileman of Tulsa, O.K; extended family: Ken and Kathy Hobbs, Stephanie Hobbs, K.W. Hobbs and Shaunda Williams. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Janice Louise Mc- Cleskey, who passed away shortly after her birth in 1957. Her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren were the loves of her life and she considered each of them a blessing. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Janice Louise Mc- Cleskey, who passed away shortly after her birth in 1957. Helen was the “Queen” of the Red Hatters Club in the Grants- Milan area, of which she was very proud. She enjoyed playing dominoes and was a very social person, she enjoyed people. Helen leaves behind numerous friends in the Grants-Milan area. For online condolences, please visit www.kirikosfamilyfuneralhome. com

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