Read, Robert

Robert Read, 76, of Bovina, died Friday, Nov. 11, 2005, in Bovina.

He was a lifetime resident of Bovina. He served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. He was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association and Bovina Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Pat Read of Bovina; daughters, Cindy Zamzow (and husband Maurice) of Three Rivers, Texas and Tamra Gallagher (Ted) of George West, Texas; brothers, Bill Read of Bovina and Darrell Read of Dumas, Texas; two grandchildren, Crystal Aikens and Justin Ortiz; two great-grandchildren, Tyler Cooper and Jonathan Aikens.

Mike Prather, minister, officiated.

Arrangements were by Blackwell Funeral Home of Friona.

Robert Vincent Brewer
Robert Vincent Brewer, 73, of Clovis, died Friday, Nov. 11, 2005, at Lamb Healthcare Center in Littlefield, Texas.

He was born Sept. 19, 1932, to Forrest and Mary Brewer in Wheeling, W.Va.

He married Melba Swinford on Dec. 19, 1987, in Clovis. He retired after 23 years as a master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. He graduated from Eastern New Mexico University and taught special education at Clovis High School for 17 years before retiring in 1994.

He loved old cars and was a member of the Desert Cruisers Auto Club, family members said. He was also a member of the Community of Christ Church in Clovis.

He is preceded in death by his first wife, Nancy Brewer; and a sister, Ida Mae Smith.

Survivors include his wife; a brother, Joseph Brewer of Nokomis, Fla.; two sons, Patrick Brewer of Lake Jackson, Texas, and Mark Brewer (and wife, Kelly) of Carlsbad; a daughter, Lisa Polk of Lake Jackson, Texas; a stepson, David Swinford (Robin) of Montclair, Calif.; two granddaughters, Rachel Francis and Sarah Brewer; and three grandsons, Jeffrey, Bradley and Joshua Swinford.

Billy Don Price will officiate services.

Arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home.