Latta, Pearl

Pearl Latta, 76, of Portales, died Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales.

She was born Aug. 30, 1929, in Portales, to Nora Estelle and Ike Rogers.

She grew up in Portales where she attended school. She married J.E. Latta Jr. on May 23, 1945, in Clovis. She attended Hedricks Beauty College in Clovis. She worked as a cosmetologist at local beauty shops for several years.

Family members said she was devoted to her family, was an excellent seamstress, and loved spending time spoiling her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Frank Rogers and Jackie Rogers; three sisters, Verma Edwards, Opal Cole and Joan Rowlands; and a grandson, R.W. Shiplett, who died as an infant.

Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Glenda Dudley (and husband, Dusty) of Clovis, Evelyn Shiplett (Bobby) of Portales and Nelda Cole (Bobby) of Portales; seven grandchildren, April Smith, Sherri Caudill, Tonya Osborn, Tammy Williams, Kim LeClear, Jeff Cole and Stacey Rowland; 18 great-grandchildren; a brother, Tommy Rogers of Comanche, Texas; and two sisters, Lois Atwood of Muleshoe and Mickie Walker of Portales.

The Rev. Steve Smith will officiate

Burial will take place in Portales Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ken Rowland, James Atwood, Carl Steffen, Mark Walker, Billy Walker and Jeff Cole.

Honorary Pallbearers will be all family members and friends.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.