Shirley Mohon Holstrom

Profile Updated: March 10, 2012
Residing In: Timberon, NM USA
Spouse/Partner: Burr Holstrom
Occupation: old Contracting Officer, now Witnow Engraving Svs
Children: Rick, born in 1965, Regina born in 1968, two grandchildren, two great-ren

I retired after 25 years with federal government (Army, USAF, & USDA Forest Service), then 2 yrs with Arizona State Land Department. I almost died from spinal meningitis in 1998. From 2000-2006, I administered contracts for OMICRON, a nuclear safety company in Albuquerque, NM. Retired again in 2006 and my husband I are building a beautiful home in Timberon, NM, in the southern Sacramento Mountains of NM...south of Cloudcroft, NM.

In 2009, I started my own business -WITNOW Custom Woodworks and Engraving, your one-stop source for Custom Handcrafted Pens, Laser-engraved photographs and other products on wood, ceramic tiles, polished buffalo bone, and other interesting materials like snakeskin, etc. Email me at or if you want a brochure or sample.

Both my husband and I are in the Timberon Volunteer Fire Department - I work in Communications and he works on fires and traffic control. We also keep ourselves very busy with the Timberon Development Council and my business.

School Story:

I remember many many good times we had with the Roswell High School Band. We won more awards that year than any school had in years before us. Yea for RHS!!!

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Happy birthday, Alice. Hope your day is super-delicious!. By the way, I moved to Houston, TX so I can breathe better.

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Hoping that you had a happy birthday. Wishing you many more!

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Linda, Happy Birthday. God smiled the day you were born. Get well, keep working hard to keep those birthdays coming. You are important to us all.

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May 03, 2016 at 4:31 PM

Our classmate and friend, Jimmy LeeBlakley passed away on April 11th, 2016, near Post, Texas. Here is his obit:
Jimmy Lee Blakley was born August 14, 1944, in Oklahoma City, OK, to musical parents, Jimmy and Dorothy Blakley.
He graduated from Roswell High School, in 1962, where he was active in the RHS band as clarinetist, and violinist for the Roswell Symphony orchestra.
He began a professional career as a drummer and singer with his parent's band upon graduation.
An accomplished artist, he was commissioned in 1968 by the pilots of a Boeing 747 test plane at Walker Air Force Base, to paint a 12 foot roadrunner on the side of their plane.
In 1972, after completing a band road tour, that included playing at The Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, he moved to Lubbock to rejoin the family band at the The Palm Room.
In the years following, he formed various bands in the Lubbock area, Music Painters, The Salt River Band, The Blakleys, (with siblings Ron and Debbie)', The Warhorse Band, I & II, and was a member of The Bentwood Rockers. In 1975, Jimmy shifted from being a drummer, to playing fiddle for the rest of his career.
He was a talented songwriter, producer, recording engineer, and owned the Warhorse Recording Studio.
He was affiliated with KLBK in the production of 'West Texas' in 1989, the Creative Services Director for both KLBK and KMAC in the 1990's, and recipient of several prestigious Addy awards.
A beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend to many, Jimmy died peacefully April 11, after a lengthy illness.
Survivors include his wife, Sheila; sons, Gene Blakley, Silverton, TX; Caul Blakley, Lubbock, TX; and Casey McNeely, Post, TX; daughters, Kimberly Simonson, Saint Matthews, SC; Katheryn Bailey, Cameron, SC; Kelly Flatt, Jacksonville, FL, and Courtney Howard, Post, TX; fifteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sister, Debbie Eaton, Albuquerque; brothers, Ron Blakley, Nashville, and Phade Vader, Lubbock.

Apr 30, 2016 at 11:27 AM

Jimmy, I will miss you. We had lots of fun together. Thanks for touching my life.

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Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:04 PM
Logo of my new company, WITNOW Group.
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I'm a happy girl. My life is good. I still have two legs, two eyes, and only one nose. How could life be any better?
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:04 PM
Displaying my "wares" at a show.