There is satisfaction in making a house a home

Helena Rodriguez Unpacked boxes filled the house and chaos ruled the roost, but suddenly the sweat and pain of moving into our own place was worth it when my daughter, Laura, looked around and said, “Now this is like a real home!” Home, sweet home! I haven’t said that in more than a year. There […]

Obits 1-6

Ida Lou Inge, 75 Ida Lou Inge, 75, of Portales, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on Feb. 3, 1928, in Brownfield, Texas, to Minnie Maude and Richard K. Brown. The Brown family moved from Brownfield, Texas, to Portales in a covered wagon when she was 4. […]

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Lloyd A. Hitt, 75 Lloyd A. Hitt, 75, of Lubbock, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2003. He was born on Aug. 11, 1928, in Rogers, to Hobert and Ione Hitt He graduated from Dora High School and served four years in the U.S. Air Force. He married Ethel Shearer on April 14, 1951. He pursued a […]

Obituaries, Nov. 25

GARY HATCH Services: 3:30 p.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church in Portales. Mr. Gary Hatch, 54, of Portales, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2003, near Roswell. He was born on Jan. 11, 1949, in Portales, to Frantelle and Gordon Hatch. He grew up in Portales and graduated from Portales High School in 1967. He […]

Obits 11-12

Dorothy Beach, 74 Dorothy Reid Beach, 74, of Albuquerque, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2003, at Lovelace Hospital in Albuquerque. She was born Nov. 21, 1928, in Collingsworth County, Texas, to T.C. And Tommie Boutcher Raper. She was a former resident of Clovis and had worked for Montgomery Ward as a bookkeeper. She married Raymond Lee […]

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Antonia Armijo, 98 Mrs. Antonia D. Armijo, 98, of Portales, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on April 12, 1905, in Villanueva, to Leonarda and Santana Duran. A few years after she was born she moved to Puerto de Luna near Santa Rosa. Later she moved to […]

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Carol Depperman, 68 Carol Lavon Kemp Depperman, 68, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003, at her home. She was born on Sept. 4, 1935, in Muleshoe, to Walter A. and Grace Fish Kemp. Her family moved to Portales where she graduated from high school in 1953. She married Warren Bell Depperman on Oct. 3, […]

Looper took care of kids, clinic

By Tony Parra Mrs. Loretta Looper had a passion for bowling, liked a camping trip every now and again, and loved spending time with her family. Looper belonged to the Women’s International Bowling Association, and competed in state competitions and traveled to Reno, Nev. every year to bowl in the national competitions. According to her […]

Homemaker’s focus was all children

By Kevin Wilson Juanita Wright wasn’t big on going on trips, family members said. She wasn’t big on going to the movies, either. Wright didn’t need much to keep her entertained — an Afghan, a good book, or Monday night wrestling served her just fine, they said. Wright, a lifelong homemaker and child care provider, […]

Obits July 23

Lorraine Corbin, 84 Lorraine Corbin, 84, of Portales and formerly of Causey, died Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Bernus Steele, 81 Bernus Powell Steele, 81, of Lubbock, died Friday, June 27, 2003, in Lubbock. She was born on June […]

Obits 7/6

Cora Ward, 95 Mrs. Cora Edith Ward, 95, of Clovis, a retired bookkeeper, died Friday, July 4, 2003, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on July 11, 1907, in Waters Park, Texas, to Reuben Benjamin and Blanche Elizabeth Dunks. Mrs. Ward worked for many years at Cauole Engraving Co. as bookkeeper and […]

Pioneer Profiles

Maurine Ferris Kennedy When 93-year-old Maureen Ferris Kennedy and her first husband, Fred Ferris, moved to Roosevelt County in 1936, she was very much against the move. “I didn’t want to come at all,” she said. But her mind quickly changed when they attended church. “My husband and I sang at the church and they […]