Valentines Day 1986 brings laughs, memories

By Michelle Seeber PORTALES — Tom and Sandy Simenson of Portales have celebrated 15 Valentine’s Day anniversaries since their marriage on Nov. 19, 1988, in Denver. The Valentine’s Day they remember most, though, was in 1986, when they lived at Windsor Gardens in Denver before they got married. “It was a Roarin’ ‘20s party,” Tom, […]

Family remembers ‘gentle’ woman

By Michelle Seeber The simple things in life were what excited Imogene Godfrey, who died Dec. 11 at her home in Clovis. She was 74. Her nephew, Tommy Firestone of Clovis, described his aunt as “quiet and gentle,” and said she loved Christmas. “She … really enjoyed receiving presents,” Firestone said. “She got really excited,” […]

Family remembers quiet and gentle woman

By Michelle Seeber The simple things in life were what excited Imogene Godfrey, who died at the age of 74 on Dec. 11, 2003, at her home in Clovis. Her nephew, Tommy Firestone of Clovis, described his aunt as “quiet and gentle,” and said she loved Christmas. “She enjoyed Christmas a lot and really enjoyed […]

Schillings, Onita

Onita Schillings Services: Have been held. Mrs. Onita Schillings, 74, of Clovis died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Nov. 3, 1929, in Floydada, Texas, to Zela Mae and Leland W. Garrett. Her family moved to the Spur, Texas, area when she was a child. She […]

Clovis woman remembered as ‘faithful,’ independent

By Darrell Todd Maurina CNJ STAFF WRITER darrell_maurina@link.freedom.com The name Ola Mae Coonfield might not mean much to younger Clovis residents, but fellow church members said the quiet woman was known to anyone who shopped downtown at Harbey’s Gift Shop on Main Street, or before that at Woolworth’s. “Everybody liked Mae, that’s just all there […]

‘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 […]

Gonzalez, Samuel

Samuel Gonzalez Services: Have been held. Mr. Samuel Vic Gonzalez, 39, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, at his home. He was born on Jan. 27, 1964, in Banger, Maine, to Ventura and Yuiko Iwasaki Gonzalez. He lived in Clovis from 1970 until 1987 when he moved to Florida. He married Marilyn Gilliand on […]

Sanchez, Sideo

Sideo Sanchez Services: Have been held. Sideo Luis (Sammy) Sanchez, 47, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, as the result of a boating incident on Ute Lake. Mr. Sanchez was born on Oct. 11, 1955, in Friona, Texas, to Nacha and Joe Sanchez. He lived in Junction, Texas, until about 1989. For the next several years he […]

Nash, Mildred

Mildred Nash Services: Have been held. Mildred Nash, 91, died Thursday evening, June 26, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born Sept. 10, 1911, in Indiahoma, Okla., to Willie and Alex Key. The oldest of nine children, she graduated from Hagerman High School in 1930. She married Leon Nash on Sept. […]

Fuqua, Imogene

Imogene Fuqua Services: Have been held. Mrs. Imogene Fuqua, 89, of Bethel, died Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on June 7, 1914, in Gaines County, Texas, to Maudie and Mike Jones. She grew up near Seminole, Texas. She married “Dunk” Fuqua on Jan. 14, 1931, in […]

Billy the Kid probably a media creation

By Ned Cantwell Somewhere between heaping one more spoonful of potato salad onto the plate and decorating the hot dog with colorful pickles and mustard, a sense of foreboding clouds this celebration of our independence. Nagging thoughts: — Where in the heck are those WMDs (weapons of mass destruction)? — When will the next TIM […]

Zorns, Reba

Reba Zorns Services: Have been held. Reba Ferne Zorns, 89, of Austin, Texas, died Saturday, June 7, 2003, in Cedar Park, Texas. She was born Jan. 16, 1914, in Gray, Okla., to John M. and Laura Denton Elmore. She moved to Perryton, Texas, where she finished high school. She lived in Brownfield from 1944 until […]