History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Life is about making choices. Darrel Bethany aspired to provide families with above quality service. Choosing Roswell as the preferred location, he watched as his dream of providing the community with a new facility and a dignified choice become a reality. Anderson Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory has served the community of Roswell and the surrounding areas with dignity, respect and service for over a decade, opening our doors on July 28, 2000. Doing the right thing and acting with integrity are two of the driving forces behind Anderson Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory's great success story.

The heart of Darrel Bethany is the foundation upon which the honor of Anderson Bethany is established and that honor permeates every aspect and corner of our funeral home. Our family owned funeral home and crematory holds high the commitment to you, our community. We pledge our complete service to provide your family with outstanding personal service and attention that only a locally owned "Family" funeral home can offer. The cornerstone of our service is the total attention we place on every element of your requests during your time of need. We commit to be available 24 hours a day, ensuring that every need and detail is met, helping in every way we can. One of our experienced, qualified and caring directors can explain all the options available to you and your family, answer questions and understand your needs as we offer our services to you, our families. The Bethany family seeks to ensure that our staff is compassionate and considerate and capable, ready to serve. Anderson Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory has been and continues to be blessed and is thriving due to the wonderful families committed to us.  To you, our families we say a grateful thank-you. 

Our Valued Staff

  • Darrel & Jery Bethany

    Darrel & Jery Bethany, Owners

    Our beliefs have directed and continue to direct our lives. After the loss of both of our spouses, we were brought together in 2009, upon the passing of Jery’s mother, Faye Groseclose. Jery’s family trusted Anderson Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory with the care of her mother’s services. Numerous high recommendations on the quality and personal care were received by the family in considering this funeral home. Immediately, a higher level of commitment, integrity and personalization of the Bethany Family were obvious. Darrel and Jery were married in January of 2010. Together they have continued to improve Anderson Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory, reinvesting funds in our establishment, the community and the lives of the families we are honored to serve. As the only family owned and operated funeral home in Roswell and Chaves County, we strive to continue to give the community the newest and best funeral home in this area as a benefit in a time of need. Together we have blended 4 children, 9 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. It is our great pleasure and honor to be of service to our team of employees and the great families of Roswell and surrounding areas.

  • Jeremy Hurley

    Jeremy Hurley, Vice President of Operations

    Blessings beyond measure come in many different ways. When Jeremy made the decision to join our team, Anderson Bethany received a top executive who understands business and motivates employees. His extensive work in the field and in management has given him all the necessary talents to organize and run an operation in a structured and well thought-out manner. The forefront of Jeremy’s heart is service to families. Being born and raised in Roswell, Jeremy (the son of Darrel and Jery Bethany) and his family have returned to be a major part of our community. Jeremy is a calm and an extremely likable person. If talking business, pleasure or family needs, you will always find an open ear and a caring listener.

  • Leroy  Archuleta

    Leroy Archuleta, Funeral Home Assistant

    Leroy Archuleta is a life-long resident of Roswell. He brings his vast knowledge of the people of Roswell, Chaves County and surrounding areas to Anderson Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory. Being of a very gentle spirit, he lends his peaceful presence to every service. We have been blessed to have him as a part of our family since 2005. Leroy is married to Cindy. They together have two sons, L.A. and Levi. Levi preceded them in death. Leroy and Cindy both know the depths of darkness from losing a son. Leroy's hobby is to shop for everyone's collections, and we always anticipate his "discoveries!" No one is a stranger to Leroy. Leroy knows everyone.

  • Richard  Ashby

    Richard Ashby, Director

    Rick Ashby came to reside in Roswell in 2000. He previously was in law enforcement and a paramedic before joining our team in the funeral industry. His skillful and caring hands have beautified many loved ones since he joined our family at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory in 2004. Rick loves what he does and that great love spills over into his daily work. Detail and cleanliness are both very important to him, adding a great dimension to our funeral home and the loved ones that we are blessed to serve. Rick is married to Ana Ju Dong, also of Roswell, He has two daughters, Aubrey and Rileigh, both of Roswell. Rick is an active member of the Southeastern New Mexico Senior Golf Association.

  • Robert Sedillo

    Robert Sedillo, Director

    Robert Sedillo blessed Anderson Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory when he came to work with us. Always supportive, Robert is willing to take on any task that is asked of him. Learning the trade of funeral services, he has achieved his FSI and is moving forward to attaining his FSP. Robert’s gentle and complementary disposition bring comfort to our families in their time of need. Born and raised in Roswell, Robert is our home town guy. Robert married Veronica in 1999 and they have 5 children; Brandi, Christina, Robert Jr, Dominic and Jacob. His commitment to his kids has kept him involved in the East Side Little League as a coach for the last 20 years. He has served on their board for 10 years. Robert is the Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus and maintains a side business, Sedillo Entertainment DJ-ing.

  • Joan E Park

    Joan E Park, Financial /Corporate Secretary

    Joan Park was born and raised in Roswell. Her roots go deep being the daughter of JC and Faye (Owen) Groseclose, lifelong residents of Roswell, both of whom are deceased. The Owen and Groseclose heritage reach far back into the history of Roswell and Chaves County. Carrying on the legacy of her parents is a mark Joan strives to meet throughout this community. Joan is married to her high-school sweetheart, Brady, also of Roswell. Together they have three children, a daughter who preceded them in death and a son in the medical field. In 2008, they were blessed with a little angel that needed a loving home environment. Trinity was added to the family and has blessed Anderson Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory with her sweet presence. Joan is the finance officer and a director for Anderson Bethany. Her compassion spreads from the families to each team member at the funeral home, caring for every aspect of each life. Surviving breast cancer and the tragic death of her daughter has given Joan a gentle tenderness in interacting positively with our families.

  • Kathy  Vegara

    Kathy Vegara, Office Administrator

    Kathy Vegara is a native of Roswell, NM and a graduate of Goddard High School. She joined Anderson Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory in 2004, after retiring from the Roswell Independent School District. Kathy is a gracious hostess to our families and service is a major part of her heart. She handles each detail with great concern, lending complete order to our funeral home. She is married to Willie Vegara, who retired from the City of Roswell after 35 years of service to our community. He now serves the citizens of Roswell at the Roswell Daily Record. They have two children, Melissa and William and have been blessed with several grandchildren. Kathy enjoys spending her time with her family and grandchildren, loving on them all. Being an active member of St. John's Catholic Church and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary keeps Kathy on the move. She is proud of her Hispanic roots and is fluent in her ancestral language being bilingual.

  • Leticia Mendoza

    Leticia Mendoza, Office Administrative Assistant

    Leticia "Letti" Mendoza joined our team in December of 2016 as Office Administrative Assistant. Prior to joining Anderson Bethany, she worked in a wide variety of capacities including caring for other's needs. She had passion for designing invitations, photos and cards which gives her great abilities to design tribute folders and cards for families. With strong administrative skills, Leticia will naturally fill her position with creative and positive strengths. Leticia was raised in Roswell and comes from a large family of nine: six brothers and three sisters. She is a wonderful mother to three children: daughters, Crystal R Pantoja and Natalie V Mendoza; son, Luis H Mendoza; and four granddaughters, whom she dearly loves: Jozalynn, Devani, Delilah and Sophia. Leticia takes pride in her values which are God first, family, work and peers, always making sure her loved ones know how much they mean to her, daily. Weekly family dinners with her children and grandchildren is a family time of adoration and honor. We are blessed to have Leticia as a team member. She is loyal, compassionate and dedicated to all around her.

  • Melissa A Vegara

    Melissa A Vegara, Housekeeping Supervisor

    Taking Anderson Bethany to a new level of appearance and spotlessness, Melissa has poured her heart into this funeral home, undertaking the management of housekeeping. Her serving heart has aided many families in their time of need. The positive, outspoken encouragement from Melissa blesses all. Any task asked of her is immediately addressed. She is always willing to answer a phone, run an errand, or jump in wherever she may be needed. She is a woman of many talents. Melissa has one son, whom she is a wonderful mother to.

  • Victoria Hurley

    Victoria Hurley, Office Personnel

    Victoria adds to our funeral home another family member. Her knowledge of business and marketing are of great value to the funeral industry in Roswell. She instantly began using her talents to market and improve our programs, addressing every detail. With understanding of videography, the internet and computers, she allows us to continue to be a leader in service to families and our community. Together, she and her husband, Jeremy, have 4 children and 2 grand-children. Victoria’s background experience is in office organization and retail sales, both of which she is very gifted, and displays a great passion for style.

  • Dale Hurley

    Dale Hurley, FSI Director

  • Andrew Valadez

    Andrew Valadez, Funeral Home Assistant

  • Elva Balderrama

    Elva Balderrama, Part-time Office Assistant