Johnson, Ruth

Ruth Johnson Services: Have been held. Ms. Ruth Johnson, 54, of Portales, died Saturday morning, June 5, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on April 4, 1950, in Portales to Verna May and John L. Feland. Ms. Johnson lived in Portales until 1975 when she moved to Clovis. In 1976, she […]

Gregory, Adelaide

Adelaide Gregory Services: Have been held. Mrs. Adelaide Dorcas Self Gregory, 89, of Albuquerque, died Friday, June 4, 2004, in Albuquerque. She was born Nov. 7, 1914, in Tupelo, Okla., to Ross and Sabra Self. Mrs. Gregory graduated from Quitiquae High School in Quitiquae, Texas, and went on to receive a bachelor’s and master’s degree […]

Burnett, Elsie G.

Elsie G. Burnett Services: Have been held. Mrs. Elsie G. Burnett, 91, of Clovis, died Sunday, June 27, 2004, at her home. She was born on June 17, 1913, in Spur, Texas, to Jackson and Lessie Parrish Garrett. She married Elmer Burnett on Sept. 12, 1931, in Clovis. She lived most of her life in […]

Coyotes ugly for ranchers

Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent Pat Jaureguiberry sometimes likes to relate stories about how few people actually know what a coyote looks like. Although common in the area, the medium-dog sized animal is seldom seen as it hops from spot to spot seeking food. But Jaureguiberry has seen them plenty of times. And so have local […]

Toxic rocket fuel component at center of water-safety debate

David Arkin: CNJ Correspondent An environmental group reported last week that a new study suggests young children and pregnant women who drink milk from California cows may be exposed to unsafe levels of a toxic chemical used in rocket fuel. The study by the Environmental Working Group comes as California and federal regulators consider setting […]

Clovis woman training for marathon fund-raiser

Emilie Hornak: CNJ Correspondent Clovis’ Lila Johnson got a good running, or at least nice brisk walking start in preparing for Avon’s 2004 Walk for Breast Cancer slated for July 10 – 11 in San Francisco. Since deciding to participate in the 26.2 mile marathon, Johnson has been pushing herself physically by walking to and […]

Wet weather blankets area

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David Arkin: CNJ Correspondent Linda Martinez came to Clovis from California’s San Bernardino Valley in search of a safer environment for her family. So far, the weather has not cooperated. A tree fell on her car Sunday night as a storm whipped through the region with lightning and winds at speeds in excess of 45 […]

Selgado-Mendez, Marie

Marie Selgado-Mendez Services: Have been held. Mrs. Marie B. Selgado-Mendez, 60, of Clovis, died Tuesday, June 1, 2004, at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. She was born on March 12, 1944, in Vaughn, to Candido and Domitilia Garcia Selgado. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1964. She married Richard T. Mendez Dec. 24, 1965 in […]

McCurry, Rosemarie

Rosemarie McCurry Services: Have been held. Mrs. Rosemarie McCurry, 79, of Santa Fe, died Sunday, May 23, 2004, at Sierra Vista Assisted Living Facility in Santa Fe. She was born on Aug. 18, 1925, Las Vegas, N.M., to Joseph and Lillie Mae Regensberg. She worked as an office manager for the Bigbee law firm in […]

Raybourn, Claud

Claud Raybourn Services: Have been held. Claud William “Ray” Raybourn, 84, of Valley, Calif., died Sunday, May 30, 2004, in Mission Hills, Calif. He was born on July 10, 1919, in Clovis. He was an Air Force bomber pilot in World War II and the Korean War. He retired as a Major Colonel in 1960. […]

Goode, Dunny

Dunny Goode Services: Have been held. Mr. William F. Dunny Goode, 74, of Clovis, a football coach, died Tuesday, June 1, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Oct. 24, 1929, in a tent dugout in Pampa, Texas, to W.F. and Grace Goode. He was born in Pampa but always […]

Thomas, Dorothy

Dorothy Thomas Services: Have been held. Mrs. Dorothy Mae Thomas, 75, of Clovis, died Saturday, May 29, 2004, at her home. She was born on July 11, 1928, in Tyler, Texas, to Alonzo and Bethfeenia Smith. She joined with the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in 1987 under the pastorate of Reverend B. J. Choice. […]

Pettay, Natalie

Natalie Pettay Services: Have been held. Natalie Pettay, infant, of Richardson, Texas, died Saturday, May 29, 2004. Survivors include her parents, Geoffrey and Trina Pettay; grandparents, Neil and Leticia Pettay of Clovis and Bradlee and D.D. Dansbee of Lubbock; aunts and uncles, Todd Dansbee of Lubbock, Paula and Ryan Martin of Shreveport, La., and Monica […]

Earwood, Bernice

Bernice Earwood Services: Have been held. Mrs. Bernice Earwood, 90, of Portales, died Monday, May 31, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Oct. 17, 1913, in Gainesville, Texas, to Mae and Luther Cross. In the 1920s her parents homesteaded near Causey. She married R.V. Earwood on March 30, 1930, […]

Davis-Grant, Beatrice

Beatrice Davis-Grant Services: Have been held Mrs. Beatrice Davis-Grant, 84, of Portales, died Friday, May 28, 2004, at her home in Portales. She was born Dec. 23, 1919, in Chihuahua, Mexico to Clementina and Heleman Judd. Mrs. Davis-Grant lived in Mexico until 1949. On Jan. 2, 1939 she was married to Jesse R. Davis. In […]

Silva, L.F.

L.F. Silva Services: Have been held. L.F. “Chano” Silva, 85, of Fort Sumner, died Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Dec. 20, 1918, in Fort Sumner, to Jesus and Margaret Spitz Silva. He was raised and attended schools at Fort Sumner. He married Lois Pena in […]

Kettner, Helen

Helen Kettner Services: Have been held. Mrs. Helen L. Kettner, 86, of Clovis, died Sunday, May 23, 2004, in Independence, Mo. She was born on Feb. 9, 1916, in Center Township, Kan., to Charles and Myrtle Lantz Hufferd. She married Carl J. Kettner on Jan. 15, 1950, in Emporia, Kan. She had been a longtime […]

Tipton, Dorothy

Dorothy Tipton Services: Have been held. Mrs. Dorothy Lee Brown Tipton, 94, of Spartanburg, S.C., died Monday, May 24, 2004, at White Oak Manor Nursing Home in Spartanburg, S.C. She was born on Aug. 18, 1909, in Cameron, New Mexico Territory, to William T. and Martha Walker Brown. She married Thomas J. Tipton in 1931 […]

McCasland, Ola Mae

Ola McCasland Services: Have been held. 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 […]

Fleming, Raymond

Raymond Fleming Services: Have been held. Raymond Lee Fleming, 88, of Lubbock, died died Tuesday, May 25, 2004, in Lubbock. He was born on Nov. 20, 1915, in Quero, Texas, to Ozias Denton and May Elizabeth Fleming. He married Lula Marie Beall on Oct. 25, 1936 in Clovis. He worked as a farmer, ranch hand, […]