Nash, Leon

Leon Palmer Nash, 94, of Clovis died Friday, Sept. 9, 2005, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis.

He was born April 2, 1911, in Floyd to James Postell and Ida Bell (Dorsey) Nash. He attended school in Floyd, graduating in 1928. He attended Texas Tech in Lubbock for two years. He married Mildred Bell Key on Sept. 12, 1934, in Hagerman. He worked as cotton gin manager and for the city, county and state in Morton, Texas. The couple also lived in Roswell and Lamar, Colo. They settled in Floyd in 1942, where he farmed for many years and later operated a small dairy. He retired in 1986. He was director of the Coop Creamery Board, a charter member of Floyd Lions Club, and member of Roosevelt County Farm Bureau. He was active in the Floyd Methodist Church and on the boards of the Eastern New Mexico University Wesley Foundation, Floyd Senior Citizens and American Soil Conservation Service.

He was a member of a community quartet that sang for funerals, weddings and other social events in the Floyd and Portales area. Family said he enjoyed fishing, traveling, family and church dinners.

He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents and a sister, Ora Pearl Morrison.

He is survived by two sons, Jerry Nash (and wife, Carol) of Clovis and Dave Nash (Sherry) of Floyd; a daughter, Elaine Nash of Pagosa Springs, Colo.; eight grandchildren, Dawn Witten (Mark), Justin Nash (Tammy), Jerrilynn Blocker (Terry), Jenelle Nash, Lacee Ratcliff (Josh), Gavin Nash, Keyton and Honor Nash-Putnam; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Dorsey Nash of Clovis; and a sister-in-law, Maxine Payton of Hobbs.

The Rev. Mary Sue Hull will officiate the services.
Burial will be in Floyd Cemetery.

Pallbearers are his grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Floyd United Methodist Church.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.