Obituaries for April 30, 2006

Fred Schaap

Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Steed-Todd Chapel in Clovis.

Fred Schaap, 74, of Farwell died Thursday, April 27, at Farwell Convalescent Center.

Mr. Schaap was born March 8, 1932, in Terkaple, Fr., Netherlands. He immigrated to the United States on March 31, 1947.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Shirley and Ids S. Schaap.

Survivors include two sisters, Jennie (and husband Louie) Sytsma of Lynden, Wash., and Mary (Hugo) Goedhart, of Jerome, Idaho; two brothers, Andy (Ria) Schaap, of Clovis; and Richard Schaap of Portales; and several nieces and nephews.

Entombment will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Crestlawn Memorial Park in Riverside, Calif.

Pallbearers are Eddie Schaap, Arthur Schaap, Ronald Schaap and Andy William Schaap.

Honorary pallbearers are Andy Sytsma, Eddy Sytsma, Willie Sytsma, Fred Sytsma, Jerry Goedhart, John Schaap, Tom Schaap, Rick Schaap, and Brian Schaap

The family asks memorial contributions be made to Clovis Christian School

Arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home in Clovis.

Tom Borden

Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel, Portales.

Tom Borden, 85, of Portales died Friday, April 28, 2006, at his home.

Born June 6, 1920, in Floyd, he was the son of Nellie and Bill Borden. He grew up in Floyd and married Lyda Mae Conaway of Oklahoma on Dec. 31, 1937. For a while he worked in Portales and later in Clovis. By the mid-1940s, they settled in Floyd where he farmed until retiring in 1992, when they moved to Portales. He was a member of the Floyd Lions Club and Floyd Baptist Church, which he helped to construct. He enjoyed traveling and taking trips with the Conestoga Good Sams Club, family members said, and routinely drank coffee with his friends from Wells Fargo Bank in the morning and at McDonald’s with his wife and their friends in the afternoons. According to his family, he was a great story teller, loved a good joke and was an excellent “42” player. He was a devoted husband and father, and had special and unique relationships with each one of his grandchildren, family members said.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, R. L., Harley and Clifford Borden; two sisters, Nora Francis “Babe” Lee and Billie Nell Williams, and by his son-in-law, Bobby Nolen.

He is survived by his wife of more than 68 years; two sons and daughters-in-law, Harold Don Borden (and wife, Sue) of Tucumcari and Kenneth Borden (Jane) of Indianapolis; one daughter, Rosemary Nolen of Amarillo; eight grandchildren, Kathy Wingate, Scott Nolen, Lendy Borden, Brenda Spinks, Billy Borden, Matthew Borden, Daniel Borden and Adam Borden; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Lendy and Billy Borden will officiate services. Burial will be at Portales Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Lendy, Billy and Daniel Borden, Scott Nolen, James Spinks and Gary Wingate. Honorary pallbearers will be all of his coffee-drinking friends and the Conestoga Good Sams Club.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

Oscar Acosta

Services: Private memorial Monday.

Oscar Acosta, 49, formerly of Portales, died Wednesday, April 19, 2006, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in a car accident.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Kathy; two daughters, Melissa Acosta-Lee of Roswell and Amanda Acosta-Harris of Clovis; a son, Ryan Acosta of Safety Harbor, Fla.; his mother, Connie Acosta of Portales; a brother, Juan Acosta (and wife, Ernestina) of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico; two sisters, Carol Acosta-Flores of Portales and Yolanda Acosta of Albuquerque; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wheeler Mortuary in Portales.