W.E. Dendy, 80 Mr. W.E. “Ed” Dendy, 80, of Portales, died Friday, June 18, 2004, at his home. He was born on Sept. 2, 1923, in Olustee, Okla., to Bessie and Carl Dendy. The Dendy family came to Portales from Olustee, Okla., in 1927. In 1943 he was drafted to serve in the U.S. Coast […]
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 […]
Christopher Gikas, 78 Mr. Christopher Gikas, 78, of Farwell, a retired professor, died Sunday, June 6, 2004, at his home. He was born on Jan. 26, 1926, in Lincoln, Neb., to Nestor O. and Freida Coronas Gikas. He graduated from high school in Borger, Texas. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp. during World […]
Ola McCasland, 92 Ola Mae McCasland, 92, of Portales, died Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at Carillon House in Lubbock. She was born on March 18, 1912, in Portales, to Della and Sam Harris. She grew up in the Rogers Community and graduated from Rogers High School. She worked for the local telephone company for a […]
Edward Davis, 64 Edward Davis, 64, of Roswell, died Friday, May 21, 2004, at his home. He was born on May 12, 1940, in Hamilton, Ohio. He married Sandy Phillips on Aug. 25, 1989, in Las Vegas, Nev. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and worked as an employment counselor supervisor […]
Annie May Williams, 94 Annie May Williams, 94, of Bridgewater, N.J., died Wednesday, May 12, 2004, at Bridgeway Convalescent Center in Bridgewater. She was born on June 29, 1909, in Causey, to David Bruce and Annie Laura Jordan Judah. She and her family were the last of a generation of American pioneers who settled the […]
Amber Robinson Services: 2 p.m. Friday at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Portales. Amber Robinson, 19, of Portales, was born on Dec. 3, 1984, in Portales, to Joann Martinez and Rodney Robinson. She grew up in Portales, where she attended school. Family members said she was artistic and enjoyed doing needlework, crocheting, painting and crafting. […]
Ruth Evans, 61 Mrs. Ruth Evans, 61, of Dora, died Tuesday, May 11, 2004, at her home. She was born on May 30, 1942, in Alma, Okla., to Vera and Walter T. Lane. She graduated from the Velma-Alma High School in 1960 and went on to study at Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, Okla. […]
Mary “Sandy” Mecham, 84 Mrs. Mary “Sandy” Mecham, 84, of Tucumcari, a homemaker, died Monday, May 3, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Feb. 9, 1920, in Murphysboro, Ill., to Oscar and Mary Watt Lutz. Family members said she will be remembered as an active sportswoman who always lived […]
Michael Strader, 47, of Clovis died Saturday, April 10, 2004, at his home. He was born on Nov. 3, 1956, in Clovis to Neal and Ellen McCollum Strader. He was a graduate of Clovis High School and after graduation he moved to Arlington, Texas, where he went to the University of Texas at Arlington. During […]
Virginia Ruth Pittman, 77 Virginia Ruth Pittman, 77, of Moriarty died Monday, Feb. 16, 2004, in Albuquerque. She was born on May 26, 1926, in Kingston, Okla., to John Felix and Mattie Sanders Lea. She married I.W. Pittman on Feb. 12, 1946, in Portales. In 1966 they moved from Bethal to Moriarty to pastor the […]
Boyd Taylor, 83 Mr. Boyd Taylor, 83, of Portales, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003, at Laurel Plains Nursing Center in Clovis. He was born on May 21, 1920, in Dawson County, Texas, to Ruth and Bud Taylor. At an early age, his family moved to New Mexico and settled on a ranch where he grew […]
Bessie Slack, 94 Mrs. Bessie Slack, 94, of Portales, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on Jan. 18, 1909, in Elida, to Sarah and Frank Miller. She lived in Elida until 1957. She married Wallace Slack on March 16, 1930. They moved to Portales in 1957. […]
Services Pending Isabel Guerra, 41, of Portales, died Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.
Gene Atchley Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Mrs. Imogene “Gene” Atchley, 70, of Portales, died Saturday, July 26, 2003, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Aug. 29, 1932, in Cordell, Okla., to Virgie and Dub Dunaway. She grew up in Cordell. She married Bill Morrison in […]
Mrs. Imogene Grider, 76, of Clovis, a telephone operator, died Saturday, June 28, 2003, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born on July 20, 1926, in Reed, Okla. She graduated from Floyd High School in 1943 and then married Glen Grider on Nov. 18, 1943. They moved to Sierra County in March of 1946 […]
Xavier Valdez, 2 Xavier Elijah Valdez, 2, of Albuquerque, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, in Albuquerque. He was born on Sept. 2, 2000, in Albuquerque, to Frank Beltran and Sheila Valdez. Family members said his favorite foods were pizza, Cheetos, tortillas, beans and rice, and he liked to drink juices; his favorite clothes were his […]
Winnie Luttrell, 85 Winnie Deatherage Russell Luttrell, 85, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at Landsun Health Services Nursing Home in Carlsbad. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Wheeler Mortuary of Portales is handling arrangements.
Maxine Hobbs, 82 Maxine “Mrs. Homer” Hobbs, 82, died Saturday, May 31, 2003, at her home in Portales. Services are pending and will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.
Ruth Crume, 89, died Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. Services are pending. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.