Kerr, Everett E.

Mr. Everett Earnest Kerr, 84, of Clovis, died Friday, Sept. 23, 2005, at the Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Aug. 30, 1921 in Springfield, Mass. He married Cammella Cicerchia March 8, 1943 in Springfield, Mass.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Rita “Gramma” Gadett. He is survived by his wife, Camella […]

Ronquillo, Willie

Mr. Willie Ronquillo, 72, of Texico, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born June 29, 1933, in Los Ojitos. He served in the Army from 1956 to 1959 and in the Army National Guard from 1959 to 1979. He was the city marshal of Texico in the […]

Ward, Janice

Janice Ward Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Steed-Todd Chapel. Janice Gayle Ward, 51 of Rio Rancho, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005, at her home in Rio Rancho. Miss Ward was born March 3, 1954, in Clovis to Henry Allen and Dorothy Marie Fisher Ward. Family members said she was diagnosed with mental retardation at […]

Lawrence Thurman

Lawrence Thurman Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at the Steed-Todd Chapel in Clovis. Lawrence (Bob) Thurman, 91, of Farwell, Texas, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005, at Farwell Convalescent Center. Mr. Thurman was born Jan. 8, 1914, in Hopkins County, Texas, to Robert and Dollie Thurman. He came from a large family in which he had 11 […]

Saiz-Sanchez, Espira

Espira Saiz-Sanchez Services: Have been held. Espira Saiz-Sanchez, infant, died Sunday, July 31, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on July 31, 2005, in Clovis. Survivors include her parents, Roberto Sanchez and Nancy Saiz; a brother, Matt Saiz; two sisters, Nichole Lujan and Ave Sanchez; her grandparents, Macario and Adela […]

Cravy, Betty

Betty Cravy Services: Have been held. Mrs. Betty Cravy, 86, of Clovis, died Friday, June 17, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Oct. 12, 1918, in Pueblo, Colo., to Fred and Dora Waggoner. She married Walter Cravy on June 7, 1957, in Clovis. She was a resident of Clovis for […]

Recipient of Clovis’ first burial up for debate

By Don McAlavy Five single brothers were the first settlers in what is now Clovis. Alfred Liebelt, the oldest brother of the Liebelt brothers, came from Bunzlau, Germany, to America at the turn of the 20th century and went to San Francisco in 1902. Alfred was sent by a doctor to Las Vegas, N.M., for […]

Steed-Todd Funeral Home changes hands

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Steed-Todd Funeral Home changed hands Tuesday when Houston-based Service Corporation International sold the funeral home to Legacy Funeral Services of New Mexico, LLC, also based in Houston. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Some things have been associated with Clovis since its inception in 1907 — the railroad switch, prairie grass […]

Tafoya, Eloy

Eloy Tafoya Services: Have been held. Mr. Eloy Tafoya, 85, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 23, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. He was born on April 22, 1920, in Tafoya, to Samuel and Emma Tafoya. He worked as a farmer and rancher. Family members said he loved being a cowboy and was an […]

Cox, Walter

Walter Cox Services: Have been held. Mr. Walter Wendell Cox, 101, of Plano, Texas, died Tuesday, April 26, 2005, in Plano, Texas. He was born on Jan. 13, 1904, in Belton, Texas, to Thomas and Rose Cox. He served in the U. S. Navy during World War II. He owned Shaws Jewelry until the early […]