Rury, Zelbert “Zeb”

Zelbert “Zeb” Rury, 78, of Clovis died Sunday, June 18, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. Born June 20, 1927, in Rush Springs, Okla., to James and Jane Rury, he moved to Bovina in 1942 and graduated from Farwell High School. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during World War II. He married Erma Robards […]

Byous, Ethelva M.

Ethelva Mae Byous, 88, of Clovis died Thursday, June 8, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare. She was born April 30, 1918, in Fort Klamath, Ore., to Raymond and Wileska Loosley. She was a registered nurse and served in the Army Nurses Corp. at the beginning of World War II. She was also a school nurse […]

Pruit, Carolyn

Carolyn Pruit, 60, of Portales, died Sunday, June 4, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. Born Nov. 16, 1945, in Portales to Mattie and Carroll Boland, she grew up in Lovington where she attended school. She attended Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. She had worked for Levi Strauss and also […]

Cochran, Dorthy M.

Dorthy M. Cochran, 74, of Clovis, died Sunday, June 4, 2006, in Clovis. She was born Oct. 13, 1931, in Fredrick, Okla., to Homer and Minnie T. Hawley Langston. Family members said she enjoyed sewing, going to garage sales and spending time with her children. She was preceded in death by her sons, James and […]

Spears, Bertha “Teddy”

Bertha “Teddy” Spears, 74, of Texico died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at her home. She was born Aug. 31, 1931, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. She came to the United States in May 1956. She married Bob Spears in January 1964. She cooked for the “Spears Deeres Harvest Crew” for 38 years. Family members said she enjoyed […]

Cass, Alesia

Alesia Rachelle “Lisa” Cass, 45, of Albuquerque died Saturday, May 13, 2006, at Albuquerque Care Center. She was born July 28, 1960, to Robert and Pearl James Cass in Clovis. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1977. She attended Eastern New Mexico University for one year. She was a telephone operator for Mountain Bell, […]

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) […]

Apodaca, Ramona

Ramona Apodaca, 83, of Clovis, died Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at her home. Born March 30, 1923, in La Palma, she was the daughter of Alcario and Paulita Dominguez. A life member of the VFW Auxiliary, family members said she fed wild birds, loved children, crocheted, sewed, did puzzles, beaded bracelets. She was preceded in […]

Hubbard, Kenneth

Kenneth Hubbard, 85, of Portales, died Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital, Portales. Born Jan. 20, 1921, in Afton, Okla., to Gladys and Osgood E. Hubbard, he grew up in Oklahoma and Missouri, graduating from high school in Festus, Mo. He came to Portales in 1939 to attend Eastern New Mexico Junior College, […]

Holland, Jerry

Jerry Holland, 41, of Roswell died Thursday, April 13, 2006, in Roswell. Born Aug. 1, 1964, in Clovis, he graduated from Roswell High School in 1982 and in 1984 from TVI in Albuquerque with a degree in diesel mechanics. Since returning to Roswell, he had been employed by Estes International, New Mexico Machinery, Precision Electric […]

Lopez, Esteban

Esteban Lopez, 22, of Clovis, died Thursday, April 13, 2006, in Clovis. Born Sept. 24, 1983, to Victor and Margarita Vega Lopez in El Paso, Texas, he was a lifelong Clovis resident. He married Heather Guebara on Nov. 14, 2005, in Clovis. He attended Clovis Community College, where he studied radiology, and worked at Hacienda […]

Olivares, Jennifer “Jenny”

Jennifer Marie “Jenny” Olivares, 22, of Clovis, died Monday, April 10, 2006, in Progress, Texas. She was born April 17, 1983, to Freddy and Ernestine Mandonado Olivares in Clovis. She was a Clovis resident and lived in Phoenix for a year. She was a homemaker and loved her children, her family and her fiancé, family […]

Meeks, Clarence “Slim”

Clarence “Slim” M. Meeks , 88, Farwell died Thursday, April 6, 2006, at Farwell Convalescent Center. He was born April 4, 1918, in Farwell, Texas to Edward H. and Nannie Avo Meeks. He graduated from Oklahoma Lane High School in 1935. He spent five years in World War II in the 3rd Armored Division of […]

Dever, Ethel

Ethel Dever, 93, of Portales died Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales She was born May 5, 1912, in Coweta, Okla., Jessie Lee and John A. Dever. She married to W.O. Dever on March 11, 1929, in Snyder, Texas. They farmed in the Snyder area until February 1948, when they […]

Musick, Nell

Nell Musick, 93, of Portales, died Wednesday, March 8, 2006, at her home. She was born Nov. 19, 1912, in Inez to Laura and Tom Mullins. A 1930 graduate of Rogers High School, she married Bill Musick on March 14, 1932, in Inez. She and her husband farmed and ranched in Rogers and Dora until […]

Montoya, Tommy

Mr. Tommy Montoya, 59, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006, at his residence in Portales. He was born Dec. 5, 1946, Las Vegas, N.M., to Margaret and Arsenio Montoya. He grew up in Las Vegas and moved to Portales as a teenager. He married Alice Saiz on July 3, 1970, in Portales. He served in the […]

Triplett, Jennie

Jennie Lee Triplett, 87, of Fort Sumner and formerly of Farmington died Friday, Feb. 17, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Care Center. She was born Oct. 1, 1918, in Memphis, Texas, the daughter of Luther John McKenzie and the former Nancy Elizabeth Willis. She was raised in Muleshoe and Sudan, Texas. She attended school at Sudan […]

Hodges, Herbert

Herbert Hodges, 77, formerly of Clovis, died at his home in Rockdale, Texas, on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006. He was born to John Elton and Inez (Finley) Hodges on June 26, 1928, in Quinlan, Texas. Mr. Hodges graduated high school in Ranchvale. He married Odelsa Brown on June 7, 1952, in Clovis. He retired after […]

Macias, Juan

Juan V. Macias, 76, of Clovis, died Saturday, Jan 21, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born April 9, 1929, in Pedernales, Chihuahua, Mexico, to Juan and Eusebia Valles Macias. He brought his family to Clovis in 1979 and worked as a cooker at the ethanol plant until his retirement in 1991. He […]

Griego, Kate

Kate Griego, 80, of Clovis, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006, following an extended illness in Clovis. She was born Aug. 15, 1925, in Sambinoso. She had made her home in Clovis for many years due to health reasons. She was a member of the Guadalupe Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, […]