Remember grandparents on Sunday

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist Grandparents are special blessings. Some of my most treasured memories are those of “Granny and Granddaddy.” Their influence upon my life remains today. Granny’s singing filled every facet of her life. She sang while cooking, gardening, churning butter, quilting, rocking her grandchildren and much more. She sang praises to […]

Dendy was a traveling man

By Kevin Wilson Ed Dendy loved his family, he loved to fish and he loved to travel. “He was hard-working. He traveled a lot,” said his daughter, Judy Privett. “He was always on the road, either traveling salesman or a truck driver.” With thousands of travel miles logged in throughout his 80 years, Dendy helped […]

Villanueva seen as shining star by family

By Helena Rodriguez Pedro “Pete” Villanueva was the glue that stuck his family together, the backbone, the shining star. He was the special angel who left a void, a big space in the hearts of all those whose lives he touched. This is how Rosalie Pacheco of Portales and Arthur Villanueva of West Jordan, Utah, […]

Lifelong teacher bids for award

By Tony Parra Jane Lee devoted her life to teaching and has lived in Portales since 1932. These are some of the reasons Lee was nominated as a Pioneer of the Year award recipients, which will be given out on Friday at the Pioneer reception at the Memorial Building. Lee moved to Portales in 1932 […]

June 13 Obituaries

Pedro Villanueva, 48 Mr. Pedro Olando (Pete) Villanueva, 48, of Portales, died Thursday evening, June 10, 2004, at Laurel Plains Healthcare Center in Clovis. He was born on Nov. 22, 1955, in Villanueva to Mella and Alfonso Villanueva. The Villanueva family moved to Portales in 1959. Pete attended the Portales schools and graduated from Portales […]

Luker enjoyed outdoors, family

By Helena Rodriguez When Billie Tollett’s mother passed away in 1979, Mary Edna Luker told her, “Well, I’ll just be your mommy for you.” And from that day on, Tollett referred to Luker as her mother, someone she would go to for advice. When it came to Luker’s own children, her two daughters also counted […]

Let Jesus’ love resurrect in you

Joan Clayton Have you ever thought about how this world would be had Jesus not been born? I shudder to think about it. Imagine a world of no absolutes, without any standards of right or wrong. Mankind has always had a sin problem, but we do have a choice and a wrong choice brings bondage, […]

Inge found time to listen to family’s problems

By Tony Parra Ida Lou Inge took care of her only daughter. She was the brains of the family and although a bashful, modest person, she still loved being around people. “She didn’t like to talk, but she was a great listener,” Pamela Inge, her daughter, said. “She loved people. She listened to me when […]

Jolly man rejoiced with gossip group

Tony Parra By Tony Parra PNT Staff Writer Tony_Parra@link.freedom.com He was a high-spirited man who liked nothing better than to hang out on the porch for a good conversation with his friends. “He was a jolly man who used to slap his knee when he talked to his friends,” Cecil Faye Watkins, friend and neighbor, […]

Obits 10-28

Kathleen Betts, 69 Kathleen Betts, 69, of Portales, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Sept. 7, 1934, in Birmingham, Ala., to Miss Sallie Mae Campbell. She grew up in Smyrna, Tenn., where she attended schools. She married Charles William Betts on May 27, 1955, in Chatsworth, […]