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Robert & Gemma Jessee

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Robert & Gemma Jessee

Gemma Jessee age 76 of Carlsbad New Mexico passed away Wednesday March 8th, 2023, at her home surrounded by her loved ones.  Gemma was born August 25, 1946, in Carlsbad to Elzie and Fern Nunley.

Robert Jessee age 75 of Carlsbad New Mexico passed away December 17, 2021.

There will be a Celebration of life on April 1st, 2023, at 2:00 pm, at Denton Wood Funeral Home, for both Robert and Gemma Jessee.

Gemma was married to Jimmie Houchin Sr for 16 years until their divorce. A few years later, on December 31,1983 she married the love of her life Robert Jessee.  Robert would always leave love notes every morning taped to the mirror or the fridge letting her know how much he loved her.

Gemma worked many years at Western Commerce Bank as a loan officer.

Gemma enjoyed cooking and getting together with family and friends. Most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren and great nieces during her last days.

Gemma is survived by her son Jimmie Houchin and Terri of Texas, daughters Donna Cooper and Steve of Carlsbad, Stephanie Eager and Scott Reiner of Carlsbad, and Bobbi May of Texas. Sisters Beverly Morrison of Louisiana, Jodie Robinson of Carlsbad, Judy White of Texas, Debbie Kober of Arizona, and Becky Murray of Carlsbad, brothers Van Nunley of Arizona and Michael Nunley of Carlsbad, 20 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Gemma is preceded in death by her husband Robert Jessee, parents Elzie and Fern Nunley, and 7 siblings.

We would like to thank Dr Robert Ali and staff for taking such great care of our mother/sister. Gemma loved Dr Ali and enjoyed going to see every Wednesday for her appointments.  We would also like to thank the Enhabit Hospice nurses for taking great care of our mother/sister.

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