Obituaries for June 1, 2006

Lucy Hornberger

Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Lucy T. Hornberger, 84, of Clovis, died Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born Sept. 4, 1921, to Juan and Rita Garcia Sena in Santa Rosa.

She was a homemaker and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She belonged to the Harvey House, where she worked as a Harvey Girl in her youth.

Family members said she was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. Her life revolved around her family, they said, and she loved tending to her flowers and just being around her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Marlin G. Hornberger; life partner, Truman Welch; six brothers; and three sisters.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara McDaniel (and husband, C.D.) of Clovis and Rosie Henry (Don Lee) of Cloudcroft; five grandchildren, Vicky Garcia (Ernie) of Carlsbad, Bill Tryan of Clovis, Tami Spriggs (Sam McKinley) of Portales, Kym Eppler (Terry Moore) of Clovis and Michelle Balch of Clovis; two sisters, Florence Garcia and Maggie Casaus, both of Clovis; one brother, Raymond Sena (Susie) of Clovis; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

A rosary will be said for her at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Father Carlos Chavez will officiate.

Burial will be at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens in Clovis. Pallbearers will C.D. McDaniel, Don Lee, Bill Tryan, Chanse Baber, Matthew Tryan and Cheno Moreno.

Arrangements are by Muffley Funeral Home of Clovis.

Fred Gonzales

Services: Have been held.

Fred Gonzales, 84, of El Paso, Texas, died Tuesday, May 23, 2006, in El Paso, Texas.

He was born Nov. 17, 1921, to Dimas and Virginia Gonzales in Elida, where he grew up and attended schools. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Severiana (Cleo) Contreras in El Paso, where they made their home. He was employed by the Bradley Paint Company based in El Paso until his retirement.
Family members said he enjoyed family, friends and gardening.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Albert Gonzales; an infant son, Russell Gonzales; and four sisters, Nicholasa Gonzales, Ascension Harral, Marie Smith and Lupe Contreras.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Miguel, Cruz and Alfredo; three daughters, Rosa Maria Valenzuela, Virginia Gonzales and Cristina Gonzales; three sisters, Sue Crume of Clovis, Aurora Gardner and Connie Gonzales of Elida; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Burial took place at Fort Bliss National Cemetery in Texas with full military honors.

Arrangements were by Hillcrest Funeral Home — Carolina in El Paso.

Alice Burke

Services: 2 p.m. Friday at Steed-Todd Chapel.

Alice Geneva Burke, 72, of Bellville, Texas, and formerly of Clovis, died Friday, May 26, 2006, at St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan, Texas.

She was born Dec. 15, 1933, in Carlsbad to Emmitt and Johnnie Headrick Hunt. She was raised in Portales and lived in Clovis for 54 years and had lived in Texas the last two years with her daughter, Susie.

Family members said she loved animals, especially her rabbits and birds. They said she also enjoyed sewing, painting, bead work, gardening, watching Western movies and shopping, and most of all loved her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Claude, in 2004; son, Tommy; and two sisters, Joyce Campbell and Virginia Stanelad.

Survivors include one daughter, Claudia Sue Dobesh, of Bellville, Texas; one son, Ray Burke, of Clovis; one brother, Tom Hunt, of Dallas; one sister, Barbara Richardson, of Midland, Texas; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

The Rev. Sam Kelley will officiate services.

Burial will be at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens in Clovis.
Pallbearers will be Reyes Gonzales, Anthony Bonney and Alex Bonney.

Arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home of Clovis.