July 14 Obituaries

Ethel Gilman, 87
Services: 2 p.m. Thursday at Southside Church of Christ in Portales.
Ethel Gilman, 87, died Tuesday, July 12, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care.
She was born on Feb. 16, 1918, in Marietta, Okla., to Sophia and Ellis M. Frazier.
She was married to Roy Gilman, on June 2, 1939, in Clovis. She moved to New Mexico with her family as a senior in high school. She worked as a housekeeper for the McDonald family in Portales for some time. The couple had celebrated 62 years of marriage by the time of her husband’s death in 2001. They made their home on a ranch in the Hiway community for many years. For several years she drove a school bus for the Dora Schools. In 1972 they moved to Portales. They eventually began constructing their own home, doing the work themselves. Family members said she was a very good cook and had a gift for hospitality. She was a member of the Southside Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Otto, Calvin, Ellis, Lester and Floyd Frazier; three sisters, Lily Smith, Nancy Lee Carpenter and Julie Emerson; and by her husband.
Survivors include a son, Ralph Gilman (and wife, Lynelle) of Portales; two daughters, Fern Moreland (John) of Portales, and Dixie Usrey (Rick) of Ruidoso; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Marlin Poynor will officiate the service.
Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Peter Dahlstrom, Paul Williams, Kevin Usrey, Mack Kizer, Gary Cox and Guy Hufstedler.
Honorary pallbearers are Ernest Jaramillo, Kay Skipworth, A. E. Williamson, Charles Anderson, Jack Self, Jake Taylor, Rod Self and J. T. Toombs.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Mexico Christian Children’s Home or to the Church of Christ Student Center.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

Fidel Lopez, Sr., 75
Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Helen Catholic Church.
Fidel Lopez Sr., 75, of Portales, died July 12, 2005, at his home.
He was born on April 24, 1930, in Sanderson, Texas, to Priciliana and Ramon Lopez.
He moved to Pecos, Texas, as a boy. In 1959 he moved to Portales to make his home. On Nov. 2, 1960, in Littlefield, Texas, he was married to Hermila Tarrango. He worked on area farms all of his life. He was a member of the St. Helen Catholic Church. Family members said enjoyed woodworking and carving, mostly of a western nature, such as horses and wagons. 
He was preceded in death by his father; a brother, Ramon Lopez Jr.; and a daughter, Estella Roberts.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Frederico Lopez (and wife, Carolyn) of Royce City, Texas, Joe Lopez of Portales and Fidel Lopez Jr. also of Portales; four daughters, Angelica Lopez de Coronado (Paul), of Lubbock, Texas, Rosa Lopez de Coronado of Lubbock, Lisa Lopez of Portales, Sandra Lopez de Flores (Lupe) of Odessa; 27 grandchildren; two great-granchildren; his mother; four brothers, Jose Lopez of Jal, Juan Lopez of Midland, Texas, Epifano Lopez of Jal, and Pedro Lopez of Midland, Texas; three sisters, Juliana Barrera of Andrews, Texas, Josepha Martinez of Jal, and Maria Fiero of Pecos, Texas.
A rosary is scheduled at 7 p.m., Friday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. 
Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Joe Lopez, Fred Lopez, Pete Lopez, Epifano Lopez, San Juan Coronado and Raymond Daniel Amalla.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

Patricia Clark, 60
Services: Have been held.
Patricia Ann “Alexander” Clark, 60, of Clovis, died Saturday, July 9, 2005 at Laurel Ridge Care Center.
She was born July 16, 1944, in Houston, to Dick and Maxine Alexander.
She was reared and attended school at Roswell, graduating from Roswell High School. She attended Eastern New Mexico University in Portales and graduated in 1967 with a bachelor degree in Elementary Education. She was an educator for 22 years, including schools in Grady, Floyd, Fort Sumner, Clovis, Texico and Bokchito, Okla. She was a devoted preacher’s wife and member of the Church of Christ, she was active in all church activities. She loved to read children’s books, novels and Christian fiction. She was known for her dry wit and her favorite pastime was her grandchildren. She had a love for people and children. Her admiration for children inspired her to love them deeply and challenged them to excel in every arena of life.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Skip Clark of Clovis; two daughters, Lacy Mitchell (and husband, Darin), and Anne Parmer; a sister, June Waggoner (Darrel); an aunt, Polly Simpson; two grandchildren, Taylor and Braden Parmer; and several nieces and nephews.
Dave Dailey and Rick Hankins officiated the services.
Burial followed.
Pallbearers included Kenny Wilhite, Kelly Mimms, Robert Martin, Tom Oliver, Gary Good and Jerry Willis.
Honorary pallbearers included Frank Ice, Lecil Richards, R.L. Richards, Paul Dalton, Jeff Dalton, Brent Ward, Jeff Wood, Shayne Wood, Darrel Waggoner, Charlie Overton, Chuck Beach and Darin Mitchell.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Mexico Christian Children’s Home, 324 South Abilene Ave., Portales, NM 88130.
Arrangements are by Chavez Funeral Home.