April 1 Obituaries

Ronald Sleezer, 64
Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Muffley Funeral Home Chapel in Clovis.
Ronald Everett “Ron” Sleezer, 64, of Las Vegas, Nev., died Friday, March 25, 2005, at his home.
He was born on Dec. 29, 1940, in Kansas, to Ernest Everett and Genevieve Veturia DeLong Sleezer.
He was a bartender, and a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include his parents; two sisters, Bea Martel (and husband, Roger) of Clovis, and Carol Fulgham (Roye) of Clovis; a brother, James Todd Sleezer of Amarillo; two nephews, Daniel Tyler of Round Rock, Texas and Ronnie Pace of Portales; five nieces, Terri Vasquez, Katrina Bussey, Kandis Merrill, Suzanne Martel, all of Clovis, and Melissa Short of Norfolk, Va.
Jon Forrest will officiate the services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Childrens Home, 1032 Childrens Drive, Portales.
Arrangements are by Muffley Funeral Home of Clovis.

Steven Self, 92
Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Melrose Cemetery in Melrose.
Stephen Earl “Stuffy” Self, 92, of Clovis, died Thursday, March 31, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas.
He was born on June 22, 1912, in Boswell, Okla., to Richard and Mary Self.
He married Opal Farrar on Nov. 25,1946. He came to Melrose in 1928 and worked for various ranches and on oil rigs. He served in World War II from 1941 until 1945 in the Aleutian Islands and in the Asiatic Pacific Theater and has many medals and ribbons. He was the manager of a grain elevator in Clovis from 1950 to 1966 and remained a consultant for several years. He served on the draft board. His retirement years were spent in supervising farming and ranching interests. He was a member of 16th and Pile Church of Christ in Clovis.
He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; three brothers, Homer, Edgar and Ned; and a sister, Nora.
Survivors include many nieces and nephews.
Joan Clayton will officiate the services.
Burial will be at Melrose Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home of Clovis.