Chaparral, Dona Ana County, New Mexico
Ruby Lane, Chaparral NM
Lat: 32° 00' 57"N, Lon: 106° 25' 42"W
Contributed by Marcena Thompson, Nov 19, 2003 [firstname.lastname@example.org]. Total records = 4.
Coming from the east or south to El Paso, Tx, take Interstate 10 W across the stateline. At exit 162 turn right off the ramp, or coming from the west or north to Las Cruces, NM Take interstate 10 E and get off at exit 162 turn left off the ramp. These exits are clearly marked Chaparral with a directional arrow. Follow the road to the end marked with a flashing traffic signal. Turn left go approximately 1/4 mile to Lisa Drive. This is the first street you come to. Turn right go approximately 3 mi, at Delara Estates Road, turn right and continue for approximately 2 mi, turning onto Ruby Road where you will drive (narrow dirt road) approximately 2 more miles, till you see the cemetery on the right hand side of the road.
This family owned cemetery is still owned by the Stotts family and the family takes care of it. This is in a rural area, on land owned by Bill Stotts.
The Stotts and Tompkins were one of the first families to move to this area in Chaparral. Ruby Tompkins was the first to be buried there on 13 Jan 1953.
I read the cemetery in June of 2002, and also talked to Bill Stotts.- Marcena Thompson
Qualtrough, John Morrison, b. 1909 El Paso TX, d. 1984, s/o Jack and Minnie, h/o Joyce Tompkins
Stotts, Barbara Jean Tompkins, b. 31 Oct 1924, d. 07 Apr 1992, w/o Bill Stotts
Tompkins, Ruby Woolman, b. 11 Mar 1895 Lake Charles, Calcasieu Co., LA, d. 13 Jan 1953
Tompkins, Russell E. (Rusty), b. 9 Jan 1933 El Paso TX, d. 28 Aug 1999 Ruidoso NM
Deaths & Obituaries: Newspapers 1690-Present