Oneta Faye Mullis
August 10, 1939 – December 13, 2017
Oneta Faye Byerly Mullis was born in Spaulding, Oklahoma on August 10, 1939, the daughter of Edward and Lula Mae Byerly. She passed away on December 13, 2017 in Peoria, AZ.
Oneta attended Spaulding High School and graduated at the head of her class. Immediately after graduation, her family moved from Holdenville, Oklahoma to Hobbs, NM. Oneta was employed with GTE telecommunications as a telephone operator while attending college at night. During her employment with GTE, she was promoted and moved to Littlefield, TX. and finally ended her telephone career in Baytown, TX. as a switch technician. After retirement, she returned to college and earned her RN degree and a second degree in business management. Oneta then worked at Arizona State Hospital until her retirement from nursing.
Oneta is survived by her son, Stephen Mullis, sister Lisa Romine and husband Kerry, niece Ashley Mason and nephews Scott Romine, Randy England and Bryan Byerly, along with many aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by both parents and brother Franklin Byerly. Oneta enjoyed her retirement while living in Peoria, AZ. She enjoyed traveling, especially to family reunions, crossword puzzles, reading, and visiting with her family.
Visitation is from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Thursday, December 21, 2017 with family in attendance from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Chapel of Hope. Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm, Friday, December 22, 2017 at Chapel of Hope Funeral Home, Hobbs with Pastor Elio Barrios officiating. Burial will follow at Prairie Haven Memorial Park Cemetery, Hobbs, NM. Condolences may be made online at: www.chapelofhopefunerals.com