Teacher talks Benson School of Commerce

By Don McAlavy: Curry historian “I don’t know when the school began,” said Rowena (Crume) Preuit, “but the Benson School of Commerce was going on in the school year 1943-44 when I was teaching at Vaughn. World War II was going on, and I thought I needed some more business classes, so at the end […]

Valdez, Mary

Mary Ann Valdez, 63, of Portales, died Monday, April 3, 2006, at Baptist-St. Anthony’s Hospice in Amarillo. Born March 25, 1943, in Rock Springs, Wyo., to Luanna and Clay Benson, she lived in Utah as a child and moved to California as a teenager. She attended nursing school and became a registered nurse, which she […]

Strickler, Erma Louise Benham

Erma Louise Benham Strickler Services: Have been held. Erma Louise Benham Strickler, 81, of Clovis, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2003, at her home. She was born on Nov. 13, 1922, in Montevideo, Minn., to Herbert A. and Mae Mitchell Benham. She married Ivan Guy Strickler on Sept. 11, 1944, in Yuma, Ariz. They moved to […]

Boren, Cleo

Cleo Boren Services: Have been held. Mrs. Cleo W. Boren, 85, of Clovis, a clerk, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2003, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born April 2, 1918, in Childress, Texas, to John E. and Eva Gibbs Williams. She married James H. Boren May 12, 1939 in Fort Sumner. She had been […]