Jameson, Dewey

Dewey Preston Jameson, 96, a longtime resident of Clovis, died on Oct. 30, 2003 at the Good Samaritan Retirement Village in Las Cruces. Jameson was born July 9, 1907, near Durant, Okla. He was married to Edna Mae Whittenburg November 2, 1929 in Durant, Oklahoma. In 1935, the family moved from Altus, Oklahoma to the […]

Ross, Walter Elbert

Services: Have been held. Walter Elbert Ross, 86, of Albuquerque, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003, in Albuquerque. He was born on Feb. 7, 1917, in Arkansas, to Walter and Mary Elizabeth Clement Ross. While living in Grapevine, Ark., his family owned Walter Ross and Sons Grocery. After he moved to Albuquerque he was a salesman […]

Archie, Joseph

Joseph Archie Services: Have been held. Joseph Archie, 87, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, at Albuquerque Specialty Hospital. He was born on June 9, 1916, in Limestone, Texas, to Henry and Idena Massey Archie. He came to Clovis in 1940 and married Minnie Slaughter on Aug. 28, 1959, in Clovis. He worked in […]

Monarrez, Maria

Maria Monarrez Services: Have been held. Maria Raquel Monarrez, 64, of Texico, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2003, at her home. She was born Aug. 16, 1939, in San Jose, Durango, Mexico, to Jose and Josefa Enriquez Barraza. She married Vicente Monarrez in 1960 in Santa Barbara, Chihuahua, Mexico. She was housewife, a member of San […]

Family exemplifies service

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Family members 2nd Lt. Alex Gonzales (left), Lt. Col. Nick Gonzales, retired Sgt. Maj. Celestino Gonzales, and 1st Lt. Daniel Gonzales are four members of the same family which has served the U.S. in the military. By Darrell Todd Maurina As Celestino Gonzales sat in his living room last week watching the Fox news network, […]

Farrell, Betty

Betty Farrell Services: Have been held. Mrs. Betty Lou Farrell,74, of Clovis, a homemaker, died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, Clovis. She was born Oct. 11, 1928, Pine Bluff, Ark., to Arnold Hobson and Eula Strahn. She married Charles Farrell in 1961 in Albuquerque. Family members said she enjoyed her family, birds and gardening. She was […]

Simmons, Ethel

Ethel Simmons Services: A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Ethel Mae Simmons, 70, a homemaker, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 20, 1933, in Coshocton, Ohio, to Harvey and Mary Jane Hyde VanSickle. She moved to Clovis three months ago to […]

Patzt, Gisela

Gisela Patzt Services: Have been held. Ms. Gisela Martha Patzt, 75, of Logan, formerly of Clovis, died Thursday, May 29, 2003, at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. She was born in 1928, in Braslau, Germany. She married Walter Patzt. They made their home in Clovis before moving to Logan in 1996. She is survived by her […]

Readers applaud photos made public

By David Stevens A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked if the U.S. government should have released the graphic photos of Saddam Hussein’s slain sons and whether U.S. media should have published them. Some responses: “In an attempt to persuade skeptical Iraqis of the demise of Saddam’s sons, the U.S. government correctly chose to release […]

Gold Star Mothers to be honored

By Darrell Todd Maurina Memorial Day exists primarily to remember deceased veterans, but since the end of World War I, veterans organizations have also sought to provide recognition and support to a special category of people on the “home front.” That category, “gold star mothers,” consists of mothers whose children have died while serving in […]