Obituaries for May 24, 2006

Lori Dawn Taylor

Services: 2 p.m. Thursday at Steed-Todd Chapel.
Lori Dawn Taylor, 40, of Texico, died Sunday, May 21, 2006, at her home.

She was born Feb. 1, 1966, in Clovis to Tom and Stephanie Cox. She married Leonard F. Taylor on Feb. 4, 1988.
Family members said she was a loving wife, mother, grand-mother, sister and aunt. Her life revolved around her husband, children and grandchildren, according to her family.

She enjoyed cooking and spoiling her grandchildren, her family said, and she was always there with a loving hand or a listening ear.

She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Shawn Taylor of Texico; a daughter, Ashley Smith (and husband, Eric) of Lubbock; seven grandchildren, Austin Taylor, Lacey and Hayden Harless and Blake and Shelbee Fitzgerald, all of Portales, and Lexie and Kadynce Smith of Lubbock; two brothers, Blaine Cox (Janet) of Portales and Michael Cox of Texico; two sisters, Carla Dixon of Clovis and Dina Fitzgerald (Keith) of Portales; and many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Lewis Foster, Justin and Wesley Hellums, Steven, Ryan, T.J., Crouche and Justin Minshew.
Brother Norman Retherford will officiate services.
Burial will be at Texico Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home.

Thelma Baker Dreesen

Services: 10:30 a.m. (CDT) Thursday at Colonial Funeral Home Chapel in Dimmitt, Texas.

Thelma Baker Dreesen, 92, of Dimmitt, Texas, died Sunday, May 21,2006, in Dimmitt. She was born Aug. 3, 1913, in Wills Point, Texas.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in California. She was a resident of Dimmitt Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Family members said she enjoyed crocheting and ceramics.

She was preceded in death by her parents, B.M. and Mamie Green; a son, Ray Dale Baker; two brothers, Orin and Wilton Green; her first husband, Barney Baker; her second husband, H.R. Dreesen; and a great-grandson.

Survivors include a son, Bob Baker (and wife, Joy) of Dimmitt; two daughters, Betty Wossum of Amarillo and Nell Edlin (Jim) of Billings, Mont.; four sisters, Ethel and Alta Gandy, Letha Thompson, all of New Mexico, and Bonnie Bryant of Oklahoma; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. in Portales Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Colonial Funeral Home of Dimmitt.