Minnie Navarro, 70
Ms. Minnie E. Navarro, 70, of Portales, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales.
She was born on Jan. 30, 1934, near Lake Arthur, to Minnie and Daniel A. Calhoun.
She graduated from Roswell High School in 1952. She moved to Portales in the late 1960s. In August of 1976 she started working for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as a secretary. Then in May of 1980, she worked as a student records clerk at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She retired in June after 38 years. During that time, she completed an associate’s degree in secretarial sciences in 1979 and a bachelor’s degree in 1985. She was initiated into Phi Kappa Phi on April 12, 1983. The outstanding Support Employee Award was presented to her several years ago, and the Spirit of Eastern award was given in 1997. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Don and Doug Calhoun; and a sister, Lucille Vanderford.
Survivors include a daughter, Alice Navarro, who lives near Denver; a sister, Betty Ashcraft of Albuquerque; and several nieces and nephews.
No service will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to a scholarship fund being established in her name, in care of Friends of Eastern, ENMU, Portales 88130.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.
Harry Gilbert, 63
Harry James Gilbert, 63, of Clovis, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, at Laurel Plains Healcare in Clovis.
He was born on March 5, 1942, in El Paso, Texas, to John Thomas and Hazel Nash Gilbert.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served in the transportation Corps, ACCTK Comand. He was a member of the American Legion Post 25 of Clovis and artist registry in Santa Fe. Family members said he loved to play the cello. He spent most of his life as an over-the-road truck driver for many companies, including Zero Freight, Worley Mills, Southwest Canners, and Dairy Haulers. He graduated with an art degree from Clovis Community College in 2001.
He was preceded in death by his father, John T. Gilbert Sr.; and a brother, Richard Gilbert.
Survivors include his wife, Pamela Howe-Gilbert of the home; his mother, Hazel Thompson of Clovis; two brothers, John Gilbert of Clovis, and George Gilbert of Hayward, Calif.; three daughters, Sonya, Christie, and Megan and a son, Stephen, from former marriages; a grandchild, Apsen of Mississippi; two stepdaughters, Laurie Perry, mother of Eric and Hayley, all of Portales, and Carolyn Glisson, mother of Ambrosia, both of Spencer, Iowa.
Services are scheduled for noon Saturday at the American Legion Post 25 in Clovis. Santiago Hildalgo will officiate the services.
Cremation has taken place.
Arrangements are by Muffley Funeral Home of Clovis.