Vernon Mills, 88
Vernon Riley Mills, 88, of Albuquerque died Monday, Jan. 26, 2004, at Woodmark Uptown Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque.
He was born on Oct. 25, 1915, in Ranchvale, to William and Rosa Lane Mills.
He began his career in administration as a teaching principal in Claude in 1937. He married Lorene Hartley on Nov. 30, 1939. He was an elementary principal in Portales, then elementary principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent for Artesia Public Schools. He returned to Clovis as superintendent of Clovis Municipal Schools for eight years, retiring in 1973.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; two brothers, Charles and Bill Mills; and two sisters, Edith Norris and Lucille Lancaster.
Survivors include two sons, Sidney Lane Mills (and wife, Sylvia) of Albuquerque and Rodney W. Mills (Susan) of Lubbock; two daughters, Jackie Hodges (Don) and Pam Baum (Jeff), all of Clovis; two sisters, Maybelle Schults of Portales and Vivian Webb of Clovis; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation is scheduled from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday at Muffley’s Funeral Home in Clovis.
Steve McElroy will officiate the services.
Burial will be at Hollene Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Gary, Bobby and Ken Lancaster, Laddie and Ronald Mills and Gerald and Jimmy Webb.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church building fund 1501 Sycamore, Clovis, NM 88101, or to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 710 W. 168th St., New York, NY 10032.
Arrangements are by Muffley Funeral Home of Clovis.
Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Clovis.
Helen Quintana, 65
Helen “Elena” Quintana, 65, of Levelland, Texas, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2004, in Levelland.
She was born on March 5, 1938, in Anton Chico.
She married Luis Quintana on Dec. 26, 1957, in Morton, Texas. She lived in Levelland for 12 years, moving there from Baileyboro, Texas. Family members said she was a devoted wife and mother. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband; three sons, Fabian Quintana and Luis Quintana Jr., both of Amherst, Texas, and Roberto Quintana of Brownfield, Texas; four daughters, Rosita Gonzales, Aurora Elizarraraz and Sylvia Campos, all of Muleshoe, and Percilla Quintana of Jacksonville, Fla.; her mother; two sisters, Elisa Montoya and Mary Ann Pena, both of Portales; three brothers, Joe Lucero of Quincy, Ill., Adolph Lucero of Guymon, Okla., and David Lucero of Portales; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Tim Judd will officiate the services.
Burial will be at Muleshoe Memorial Park Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Ellis Funeral Home of Muleshoe.
Services are at 11 a.m. (CST) today at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Muleshoe.