Gonzales, Raymond

Raymond Gonzales, 70, of Denver and formerly of Melrose, died Friday, May 26, 2006, in St. Joseph Hospital in Denver. Born Oct. 19, 1935, in LaGarita, he graduated from Melrose High School in 1955. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He retired from the state and county in Denver.  He is survived by his wife, […]

Bataan veterans remembered

By Bryant Million: Freedom Newspapers Cannon Air Force Base held a dedication ceremony Tuesday for a memorial to the U.S. soldiers involved in the Bataan Death March during World War II. In April 1942, 75,000 U.S. and Filipino POWs were forced by Japanese troops to march 65 miles to Camp O’Donnell after the Battle of […]

Residents pay respects to war dead

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A wreath is set in place to honor those who died in combat. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) Bryant Million: Freedom Newspapers The Curry/Roosevelt Joint Veterans Council held a Memorial Day ceremony Monday morning at Mission Garden of Memories in Clovis to honor those who died defending the United States. Sgt. Eugene Von Bon of Cannon […]

Memorial day tributes planned

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VFW members Johnny Washington, left, and Donnie Wimberly, both of Clovis, place an American flag on a veteran’s grave Saturday at the Portales Cemetery. Washington is an Air Force veteran and Wimberly an Army veteran. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Clovis and Portales residents will take a moment to honor fallen […]

May 28, 2006 Senior Menus

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: Closed for Memorial Day. Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. — Indoor exercise Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. — Blood pressure checks; 2 p.m. Refreshments. Thursday: 10:30 a.m.. — Indoor exercise; 1 p.m. — Spanish Bingo (Loteria); 2 p.m. — Refreshments. Friday: […]

World War II bomber revived as ‘living memorial’

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The Pacific Prowler, a restored World War II B-25 bomber, was in service from 1944 to 1958 before it was decommissioned. Since that time it was used in the films “Flight of the Phoenix” and “Memphis Belle.” (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer In a San Antonio junkyard, the B-25 Pacific […]

Montoya, Alice Kaye

Alice Kaye Montoya, 59, of Clovis died Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. Born May 4, 1946, in Nebraska City, Neb., to Herbert and Wilma Leffler Bolte, she had been a Clovis resident for the past 11 years. She served in the U.S. Air Force. She was preceded in death by her parents […]

Schaap, Fred

Fred Schaap, 74, of Farwell died Thursday, April 27, at Farwell Convalescent Center. Mr. Schaap was born March 8, 1932, in Terkaple, Fr., Netherlands. He immigrated to the United States on March 31, 1947. He was preceded in death by his parents, Shirley and Ids S. Schaap. Survivors include two sisters, Jennie (and husband Louie) […]

Weavers celebrate Navajo tradition

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Eleanore Nestlerode explains color variations among her freshly died yarn. Nestlerode was one of several artisans who demonstrated the craft of Navajo rug-making during the Bosque Redondo “Fabric of Life” celebration. (Staff photo: Marlena Hartz) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Eleanore Nestlerode captures nature on strands of yarn. In an open-air studio, against a […]

Bock, David

David Ray Bock, 54, of Farwell, died Wednesday, April 12, 2006, at his home. Born May 5, 1951, in Eureka, Calif., to George and Rita Swing Bock, he married Wanna Leasa Menning on Aug. 7, 1999, in Farwell. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He moved from Greenville, S.C., to Farwell, where he […]

Morales, Arnold

Arnold Morales, 57, of Morton, Texas, died Friday, April 7, 2006, in Palestine, Texas. He was born Nov. 10, 1948, in Morton to Alfredo Morales and Anita Barrera. He lived in Morton all his life. He was a self-employed construction worker for several years and worked as a welder for the oil industry. He was […]

Maxine L. “Honey” Ingle

Maxine L. “Honey” Ingle, 75, of Clovis, died Tuesday, March 14, 2006, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born Aug. 3, 1930, to Bee and Annie Tims Lewis in Bradley, Okla., and married Walter Ingle on Sept. 4, 1949, in Estancia. She was a homemaker and also assisted her husband in the family business, […]

Grover, Byron “Bud”

Byron R. “Bud” Grover, 71, of Midland, died on Friday, March 10, 2006. The family will receive friends Monday, March 13, 2006, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home in Midland. Arrangements are by Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com U.S. Army Pfc. […]

Cardenas, Consuelo

Consuelo Aguirre Cardenas, 64, died March 8, 2006, in Morton. She was born Nov. 9, 1941, in Dallas to Felix Aguirre and Petra Santigo. She married Ridolfo “Rudy” B. Cardenas Sr. on Sept. 7, 1972, in Clovis. They moved to Morton in 1997 from Georgia. She was a homemaker and wonderful mother, family members said. […]

Ford, Jeanette

Jeanette Ford, 64, of Farwell died Wednesday, March 8, 2006, at Covenant Medical Center, Lubbock. She was born Oct. 22, 1941, in Clovis to Tom and Kate Atchley Lindop. She grew up in the Oklahoma Lane community and graduated from Farwell High School. She married Barthell Ford Dec. 23, 1960, in Farwell. After they married […]

Darrow, Harold “Tex”

Harold “Tex” Darrow of Santa Cruz, Calif., died Feb. 25, 2006, in Santa Cruz, Calif. A Shamrock, Texas, native, he lived in Santa Cruz, Calif., for more than 50 years. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Yorktown in the Pacific during the Korean War. A member of the National Association of Retired […]

Kennedy, Rex

Rex P. Kennedy of Lubbock, 76, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006. He was born Nov. 17, 1929, in Muleshoe, to William Gordon Kennedy and Ola Rosalind Page. He attended grammar school at Muleshoe and the family ultimately settled in Grady, where he graduated from high school. He moved to Lubbock to attend Texas Tech University […]

Lovelace, Ann

Ann Lovelace, 82, of Farwell died Friday, Feb. 17, 2006, at Odyssey Healthcare Hospice in Amarillo. She was born Sept. 24, 1923 in Snyder, Texas, to Grady and Hattie Nabors. She graduated from Ira High School in 1940 and attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, earning a bachelor of science degree in home economics with […]

2/19 Birth

Kelley Cannon Lane Kelley was born Dec. 2, 2005, at Arlington Memorial Hospital in Arlington, Texas. He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces. He is the son of Amy and Clint Kelley of Kennedale, Texas. Grandparents are Dale and Susie Severson of Weatherford, Texas, formerly of Clovis, Randy and Betty Jean Kelley of Paradise, Texas, and […]

Williams, Bill

Bill R. Williams, 79, of Clovis, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2006, at his home. He was born Nov. 28, 1926, in Lamesa, Texas, to Mae and Thorpe Williams. He was a farmer and rancher in the Clovis area and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; three […]