Clark , Della May

Della May Clark Services: Have been held. Della May Clark, 75, of Clovis died Thursday, May 12, 2005, at her home in Clovis. She was born Sept. 15, 1929, to Kenneth A. and Mary Margaret Janckycki Miller in Mishawaka, Ind. She married Leonard Clark on Dec. 22, 1951, in Yuma, Ariz. She was a LPN […]

Fenton, Ruth

Services: have been held. Ruth Fenton, 82, of Portales, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born on Dec. 9, 1922, on a ranch at Lakewood, between Artesia and Carlsbad to Della Elizabeth Floyd and William Jefferson Gushwa. She married Oliver Gibson Fenton on Dec. 11, 1947. She was […]

Wright, Doris Elcine Bush

Doris Elcine Bush Wright Services: Have been held. Doris Elcine Bush Wright, 83, died Friday, March 2, 2004, in Tomball, Texas. She was born Aug. 15, 1921, in Floyd. She was formerly of Portales and was preceded in death by her husband, James T. Wright. Survivors include her son, Gerald L. Wright (and wife Peggy); […]

Mahaffey, Helena

Helena Mahaffey Services: Have been held. Helena Mahaffey, 73, of Portales died Monday, March 15, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on June 17, 1930, in Portales to Della and Robert Mahaffey. She grew up in Portales and attended Portales public schools. She graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with a […]

Wright, Doris

Wright, Doris Doris Wright Service: Have been held. Doris Elcine Bush Wright, 83, died Friday, March 2, 2004, in Tomball, Texas. She was born Aug. 15, 1921, in Floyd. She was formerly of Portales and was preceded in death by her husband, James T. Wright. Survivors include her son, Gerald L. Wright (and wife Peggy); […]

‘Tumbleweed’ author was jack of all trades

Don McAlavy In my column of Oct. 8, I wrote about a tumbling weed, which produced true love by carrying a message across the Texas Panhandle. The fictional story was written by Reuben Boone in 1920. A lot of people, including my editor, asked me who was Reuben Boone. I didn’t know until Toby Phipps […]

Clovis knows whose character counts

Project: Reader Reaction Clovis’ public schools are celebrating Character Counts week. A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked participants for examples of people whose character is a standard for others to follow. Some responses: “My grandfather, O.H. Gaedke, was a man of impeccable character. He was scrupulously honest, a hard-working businessman who became president of […]