Obits 11-16

J.D. Freeman, 83 J. D. Freeman, 83, of Causey, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Oct. 9, 1920, in Wade, Okla., to Pairlee and John S. Freeman. Mr. Freeman’s family moved to Honey Grove, Texas, when he was small. After the death of his mother in […]

Obits 11-9

Olen Lowe, 90 Olen Lowe, 90, of Portales, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born Nov. 28, 1912, in Fairplay, Mo., to Nora and Walter Lowe. Mr. Olen moved to Texas when he was young, and lived in Borger for several years, where he worked in the […]

Obits 11-6

Joyce Wilson, 76 Joyce Wilson, 76, of Portales, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003, at her home. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Services are pending.

Obits 11-04

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 […]

Obits 11-02

Dewey Preston Jameson, 96 Dewey Preston Jameson, 96, a longtime resident of Clovis, died on Oct. 30, 2003 at the Good Samaritan Retirement Village in Las Cruces. Jameson was born July 9, 1907, near Durant, Okla. He was married to Edna Mae Whittenburg November 2, 1929 in Durant, Oklahoma. In 1935, the family moved from […]

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, […]

Obits 10-26

Kathleen Betts, 69 Kathleen Betts, 69, of Portales, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Services are pending.

Obits 10-21

Marjorie Burkel, 83 Mrs. Marjorie Burkel, 83, of Portales, died Thursday morning, Oct. 16, 2003, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on May 30, 1920, in Smithville, Mo., to Lela and Joshua E. Kindred. She grew up in Smithville and graduated from high school there in 1938. On Aug. 25, 1940, she […]

Obits 10-17

Marjorie Burkel, 83 Marjorie A. Burkel, 83, of Portales, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary in Portales. Services are pending. Mary Carol Hartley, 62 Mary Carol Hartley, 62, of Clovis, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, at her home. She was born on Feb. […]

Obits 10-10

James Hill, 72 Mr. James L. “Jim” Hill, 72, of Portales, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003, at Covenant Lakeside Hospital in Lubbock. He was born on Dec. 25, 1930, in Kerns, Texas, to Mittie and Ernest Hill. His professional career began in 1948 as an apprentice lineman with Roosevelt County Electric C ooperative (RCEC). After serving […]

Obits 10-7

Mrs. Ruby Nichols, 80, of Portales, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born on Feb. 3, 1923, in Graham, Texas, to Mattie and Michael G. Fields. She grew up in West Texas and eastern New Mexico. She lived most of her younger life in Hobbs. She married Ervin […]

Obits 9-24

T. M. Fullerton, 80 T. M. “Marion” Fullerton, 80, of Portales, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Services are pending. Patsy Loomis, 68 Patsy Ruth Loomis, 68 of North Potomac, Md., died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at her home. She was […]

Obits 9-23

Melba McCamish, 68 Melba McCamish, 68, of Muleshoe, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on March 17, 1935, in Lingo. She married Frank McCamish on Aug. 22, 1953, in Portales. She was a 1953 graduate of Portales High School. She and her family moved to Muleshoe in […]

Obits 9/16

Buster Caviness, 81 Mr. Buster LeRoy Caviness, 81, of Amarillo, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003, in Amarillo. He was born on Jan. 13, 1922, in Emzy, near Portales, to James Everett and Fronie Caviness. He graduated from high school in Causey. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corp at the beginning of World War II […]

Obits 9-11

Samuel Moore, 87 Mr. Samuel Carlos Moore, 87, of Clovis, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2003, in Clovis. He was born on June 14, 1916, in Putnam County, Tenn., to Albert and Cora Ann Moore. He worked for the AT&SF Railroad for over 30 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, […]

Obits 9/10

Samuel Moore, 87 Mr. Samuel Carlos Moore, 87, of Clovis, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2003, at Bee Hive Assisted Living in Clovis. He was born on June 14, 1916, in Putnam County, Tenn., to Albert and Cora Ann Moore. He worked for the AT&SF Railroad for over 30 years. He was preceded in death by […]

La Casa to provide new health center to Valencia

By Mike Linn The Portales School Board at Monday night’s meeting voted to accept in-house health services for students and teachers at Valencia Grade School. A nurse practitioner from La Casa Health Center will work at Valencia to provide the services, which will allow students and teachers quick diagnosis and treatment rather than having to […]

Obits 9/5

Loretta Looper, 56 Mrs. Loretta Looper, 56, of Portales, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003, at her home. She was born on Sept. 15, 1946, in Tucumcari, to Mary and Sam W. Beck. She grew up in Tucumcari. She moved to Belen in 1964 and was a 1966 graduate of Belen High School. She married John […]

Council unanimously votes to oust city manager

Mike Linn Gerald Depo no longer manages the city of Portales. The decision to fire the city manager came after a 45-minute executive session at Tuesday night’s city council meeting. Public Works Director Tom Howell and City Clerk Joan Martinez-Terry will act as co-city managers until a replacement for Depo is hired. “This is in […]

Obits Aug. 29

Sherrie Bettenhausen, 47 Dr. Sherrie Bettenhausen, 47, of Charleston, S.C., died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, at the Medical University of South Carolina. She was born on March 14, 1956, in Williston, N.D., to Odean and Lorraine Eliassen Bendixson. She was a 1974 high school graduate. She began her college teaching profession at Eastern New Mexico […]