Petty, Clella

Clella Petty, 71, of Clovis, died Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at her home.

Born June 20, 1934, in Clovis to A.C. and Bess Hays, she lived in Clovis all her life. She married Charles F. Petty on Dec. 24, 1950, in Clovis. She worked for many years at Queens & Teens. She was active in Farmers Union organizations and was a member of the Ranchvale Extension Club.

A member of Ranchvale Baptist Church, she was a Sunday School teacher for the women’s class for many years and later taught the youths.

Family members said she loved people, was an avid sports fan and organized various Ranchvale community activities.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and three brothers, A.C. Jr., Bob and Don Hays.

She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Cheryl Herring (and husband, Dale) of Perryton, Texas; a son, Dale Petty (Christine) of Albuquerque; five grandchildren, Bryan and Jonathan Petty, Lisa Gershon and Carrie and Kelli Colbert; and six great-grandchildren, Aubrie, Ethan, Noah, Madison, Melanie and Viviana.

Herbert Bergstrom and the Rev. Greg Martin will officiate services. Burial will be at Mission Garden of Memories.

Doug Reid, David Hovey, Frank Blackburn, Jamie Jones, Hubert Qualls and Paul Stout will serve as pallbearers.

The family has suggested memorials be made to Baptist Children’s Home in Portales.

Arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home.