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James (Cherry) Ellison Weathers


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James (Cherry) Ellison Weathers  (RHS 1959)

January 2, 1941 — October 27, 2023

A graveside service for James Ellison “Cherry” Weathers age 82, of Roswell, NM will be held at 1:00 PM, Thursday, November 16, 2023 at General Douglas L. McBride Veteran Cemetery. Jim passed away Friday, October 27, 2023, in Albuquerque, NM.

Jim was born January 2, 1941, to Luther Basil Weathers and Eva Lou Marie Elizabeth Rogers in Amarillo, TX. He graduated from NMMI and served his country as a CPL E4 Dental Technician in the Army.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Luther Basil “LB” and Eva Lou Marie Elizabeth Weathers, and sister-in-law, Carol Ann Weathers.

Those left to cherish Jim’s memory are his daughter, Jamie Cherie Warner (and husband Craig) of Albuquerque, NM; daughter, Carol Jane Delatorre of Port Angeles Washington; granddaughter, Tiara Kanoelaninoheapumehana Delatorre of Phoenix, AZ; brother, LB “Rusty Weathers and brother, Tommy Weathers (and wife Linda).

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jim’s honor to Chaves County CASA, PO Box 2131, Roswell, NM 88201.


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11/08/23 08:54 AM #1    

Rex Booth

Cherry was a super great guy! Cherry's personality could light up a room! When Cherry cracked jokes at our local barber shop, he'd have everyone in stitches! Cherry enjoyed several RHS Gatherings in Ruidoso along with his brothers Rusty and Tommy and wife Linda Weathers. I shall miss Cherry's smiling face and his wonderful sense of humor!


11/08/23 12:25 PM #2    

Fred Miller

Tommy, sorry for your loss. 

11/08/23 12:48 PM #3    

Dewey Johnson

One of the most exciting years of my life I spent with Cherry. He was ca. 5 years older, but came from NMMI and the US Army to complete his education at what was then West Texas State University, now West Texas State A&M in Canyon, TX, twenty miles south of Amarillo. I was a sophomore at the time. The fun we had, and the trouble I got into because I got caught and Cherry didn't. We hung out together, and he told me stories about people such as Roger Staubach. Cherry had been the manager of the team Staubach played on at NMMI. I think they kept up with each other in Dallas.

Cherry lived in a suite of dorm rooms, one of them occupied by Mercury Morris, who later was a star for the Miami Dolphins. Mercury was a bit full of himself, and one of my memories is Cherry threatening him with a dead rattlesnake. The Merc, who was from Pennsylvania, was afraid of rattlesnakes, dead or alive. He talked trash with everybody, but Cherry always got the better of him.

One of the things that the school and sheriff's office would have thanked Cherry for, had they known, involved a statue of a deer in the square of a nearby town, White Deer. Male students at WTSU would get drunk on Friday or Saturday nights, drive to White Deer and steal the statue, and for some reason put it in the suite of rooms where Cherry lived. The law would then show up the next morning looking for it. This, of course, disturbed Cherry because he liked to sleep in on weekends. He finally had enough and threatened deer hunting season on anyone who stole White Deer's statue and placed it in the suite. The thefts stopped, at least for the rest of that year.

Cherry studied hard at West Texas State, much harder than I did, to complete a degree in chemistry. He did well. The next year we went our separate ways. He is one of those people I wish I had kept up with over the years more so than I did. I have missed his smile ever since that one year together. Fortunately, I was able to see him in Roswell a few years ago when Tommy alerted me that he was there.

11/08/23 03:45 PM #4    

Charline Lake

My condolences, Tommy.  I'm so sorry for your loss.  broken heart

11/08/23 05:22 PM #5    

Sherry Hester (Trasp)

Tommy, so sorry to hear about your Brother Cherry! 
Your memories will last for ever! 


11/08/23 07:18 PM #6    

Paula Carl (Cowee Miller)

Tommy, may God bless you and your family in this time of loss. 

11/09/23 09:25 AM #7    

Bob Lewis

Sad to hear of the loss of your brother. May God bless you and the whole family.

11/10/23 09:15 AM #8    

Tommy Weathers

Thanks to all of you.

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