Sandra Martinez, 42
Mrs. Sandra Garcia Martinez, 42, of Portales, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, at her home.
She was born on July 24, 1961, in Portales, to Veneranda and Frank Garcia.
She grew up in Portales and was a 1979 graduate of Portales High School. She went on to attend Highland University for a year. She was employed at the local Alco store for 13 years. She worked at the local Wal Mart Store where she was the Customer Service Manager from 1998 until 2000 . She married Charles Martinez on Sept. 3, 1999, in Portales. Family members said she enjoyed camping, fishing, sewing, doing crafts of various kinds and singing.
Survivors include her husband; a son, Charles Martinez II of the home; two daughters, Alandra and Ashley Martinez both of the home; her parents; eight brothers, Claudio Garcia and Simon Garcia, both of Grants, Pat Garcia of Mora, Ernest Garcia of Stockton, Calif., and Jimmy Garcia, Frankie Garcia, Steve Garcia and Joseph Garcia, all of Portales; four sisters, Sally Clarkson of Kansas City, Mo., Maybelle Carrasco of Oregon, Stella Majhor of Las Vegas, N.M. and Lillian Rogers of Stockton, Calif.
The Revs. Bob Cemer and Joe Majhor will officiate the services.
Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Steve, Joseph and Simon Garcia, Wayne Rogers, Thomas Rivera and Jessie Grijalva.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.
Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First Pentecostal Church in Portales.
Louise Morris, 82
Mrs. Louise Morris, 82, of Roswell, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004, at her home.
She was born on July 3, 1921, in Erath County, Texas, to W.M. and Ola Hogg Deatherage.
Her family moved to Lamesa, Texas by wagon when she was a baby. After the death of her mother, Louise was cared for by her older sister. She married Leo Morris on April 27, 1942. In 1943 she and her husband moved to Elida and then in 1950 they bought a farm at Red Lake. Family members said she was a devoted wife and homemaker and a talented seamstress. She was active in the Elida Senior Citizens. She was a member of the Dora Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Naaman and R.J. Deatherage; four sisters, Eva Gay Brower, Iva Bostick, Lavada Deatherage and Velma Whitehead; and by her husband.
Survivors include a son, Jerry Morris (and wife, Shirley) of Alamogordo; three grandchildren, Gary Morris of Lake Arthur, Melinda Robson of Hagerman and Trisha Trollinger of Clovis; six great-grandchildren, Krysta and Stasha Morris of Lake Arthur, Lauren and Ian Robson of Hagarman and Treyla and Tatum Trollinger of Clovis; a brother, Frank Deatherage of Lamesa, Texas; and several nieces, nephews and a special cousin, Marie Roberson of Portales.
Stanley Newton and Johnny Lieb will officiate the services.
Burial will be at Elida Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Smith, Randy, Damon and Johnny Lieb, Harding Burris, Joe Gammill, Mickey Burkett, Covey Wall, Joe Claude Moore, Martin Flores and L.D. Hays.
Arrangements are by Wheeeler Mortuary of Portales.
Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Elida Cemetery.
Keith Randal Runyan, 73
Mr. Keith Randal Runyan, 73, of Clovis, a retired carpenter, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, at his home.
He was born on Feb. 3, 1930, in McAlister to Roscoe and May Dodson Runyan.
He was raised in McAlister. He had lived in Denver until he retired in 1994 when he moved back to Clovis. He was a past Union Representative for the Carpenter’s Millwright Union.
Survivors include five sons, Wes Runyan (and wife, Jan) of Roswell, Drew Runyan (Patsy) of Portales, Randy Runyan (Natalie) of Englewood, Colo., Todd Runyan (Kim) of Castle Rock, Colo. and Matt Runyan of Denver; a daughter, Janice Jenkins (Sam) of Texico; two brothers, Maurice Runyan of House and Norman Runyan of Silver City; two sisters, Nadine Downey of Melrose and Yvonne Philabaum of Albuquerque; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Sherman Martin will officiate the services.
Burial will be at Browning Cemetery in Quay County.
Pallbearers will be Drew, Randy, Todd, Matt and Wes Runyan and Sam Jenkins.
Memorial contributions may be made to House Baptist Church. Arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home of Clovis.
Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at House Baptist Church.