Obituary for Glenda Faye Cassels

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Glenda Faye Cassels

Glenda Faye Cassels, age 74, of Carlsbad NM passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, surrounded by her loved ones.

She was born on November 15, 1946 in Colorado City, Texas to parents Cecil and Cloise Darden. She was a loving wife, mother, meme, sister, and best-friend. She lived her life devoted to her children and her family. She enjoyed watching her Dallas Cowboys play and sitting on the porch with Papaw. She loved cooking, gardening, playing Yahtzee, and making people smile.

Glenda is survived by her husband Gene Cassels, her kids Tina Smith, Lisa Rhoades and husband David, Kelly Cassels, and Chelbi Peña-Cassels. Her grandchildren Jerilynn Diebel, Angel Smith, Justin Rhoades and wife Erin, Prestin Rhoades, Ashtin Rhoades, Chelbi Pena-Cassels, Raheem Garrett, and Koltin Rhoades. Her great grandchildren Lincoln Rhoades, Drew Carter, Zane Carter, Dexter Carter, and Ellis Rhoades. Her siblings Sue Ann Diffee, Sharon Armstrong, Jackie Mosley, Jerry Darden, Oscar Darden, and Charles Ray Darden. She also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews and her beautiful puppy dog Charlie Mac.

Glenda is preceded in death by her parents Cecil and Cloise Darden, her sons Glenn Smith and little Eddie Smith, and six brothers and one sister.

The services for our Meme will be held at Denton Wood Funeral Home on Saturday October 16, 2021 at 10 am. Pallbearers will be Justin Rhoades, Prestin Rhoades, Koltin Rhoades, Steven Gonzales, Jesse Pesina, and David Rhoades.

The family would like to thank the staff of TLC Home Health and Hospice for their love and care. Condolences may be expressed at

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