Hauptmann, Pace Obituaries (Oct. 28)

Janet Hauptmann
Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Portales.

Mrs. Janet Hauptmann, 58, of Portales, died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005, at her home in Portales.

She was born April 11, 1947, in Blue Island, Ill., to Florence and Joseph Seleb.

She grew up in Calumet Park, Ill., and attended grade school and high school in the area. She graduated from Dwight D. Eisenhower High School in 1965. She married Rick Hauptmann on June 17, 1967, in Chicago, Ill., at Zion Community Church. She moved to Clovis in 1987 and then to Portales in 1996.

She retired in 2003 as an Educational Assistant with the Portales Public Schools. She appeared on the Creative Living show on public television with Cheryl Borden giving cooking demonstrations and often taught cooking classes through the Extended Learning program at Eastern New Mexico University. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Chapter BE of PEO sisterhood.

Family members said she loved traveling and working with children. She was an excellent cook, and had a number of recipes that had been published in several cookbooks.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Erika Peltomen (and husband, Vance) of Howe, Texas; two brothers, David Seleb (Elaine) of Blue Island, Ill., and Joseph Seleb of Tampa, Fla.; a sister, JoAnn Kruczek of Crestwood, Ill.; and numerous nieces and nephews as well as many friends
The Rev. Harry Riser will officiate services.

Honorary pallbearers are Jerry Huybregts, Greg Hobbs, Melvin Lovorn, Jack Williamson, Dennis Edwards and Danny Earp along with all her other close friends.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales

Michael Pace
Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Steed-Todd Chapel.

Michael Ray Pace, 51, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis.

She was born Feb. 5, 1954, in Oklahoma City, Okla., to Henry and ElJuena Gibbs Pace.

He was a welder and longtime Clovis resident. He served in the U.S. Navy.

Family members said he was a loving father, son and brother, and would help people with anything.

He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers, Billy Pace and Albert Jaquez Jr.

He is survived by a son, Michael Pace Jr. of Clovis; a daughter, Brandy Pace Crider of Ingram, Texas; his mother; four sisters, Geneva Smith, Jean Crook and Teresa Jaquez, all of Clovis, and Virginia Turner of Wichita, Kan.; two brothers, Henry Pace Jr. of Portales and Bobby Pace of Clovis; three granddaughters, Lorrie Crider, Lee Ellen Crider and Rebecca Harris; and two grandsons, Joshua Sparks and Gary Sparks.

Cremation has taken place.

Arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home of Clovis.

Funerals Today
Melvin Dickenson — 10 a.m. at Bethel Assembly of God in Clovis.
Adriana Rodriguez — 11 a.m. at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales.
Richard Russell — 2 p.m. at Steed-Todd Chapel in Clovis.