Rickert, Dale A.

Dale A. Rickert, 76, of Springdale, Ark., died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006, in Springdale. He was born Dec. 2, 1929, in East Greenville, Penn., to Aaron R. Rickert and Clara A. Brown. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Springdale and was an Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his first […]

Moore, Clarence J. “Cherry”

Clarence J. “Cherry” Moore , 93, of Clovis died Monday, Jan. 30, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born on Jan. 5, 1913, in Eastland County, Texas, to Houston Wheeler Moore and Ellen Redwine Moore. He grew up on a farm in Goree, Texas, and started a career in business in 1932. He […]

Teti, Francis

Professor Francis Michael Teti, 68, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006, in Portales. He was born on Feb. 5, 1937, in Utica, N.Y., to Frank T. and Nella Teti. He spent his 36-year professional career as a professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate school in Monterey, Calif., where he also served as acting […]

McMath, Robert “Bob”

Robert “Bob” McMath, 78, of Portales, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, at his home in Portales. He was born Nov. 27, 1927, in Mulberry, Ark., to Vicie and Robert N. McMath. He grew up in Wagner, Okla. In the late 1950s he moved to Hagerman where he worked hauling hay. On Jan. 10, 1967, in […]

Zelfa Goad Younger

Zelfa Goad Younger, 99, of Melrose, and formerly of Texico, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born Oct. 15, 1906, in Pecan Gap, Texas, to Emily Saloma and Charles Lee Goad. She grew up in the Fairview community near Claude, Texas. She received her bachelor’s degree in teacher […]

Bibby, Lucy

Lucy Dunaway Bibby, 87, of Springlake, Texas, and formerly of Portales, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005, at her home. She was born Sept. 20, 1918, to Emma and William H. Marquis. She grew up in the Arch community east of Portales. On June 2, 1934, she married Herman Wood who preceded her in death. In […]

Carroll, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Ann Carroll, 86, of Houston, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2005, at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. She was born on July 8, 1919, to August Gurske and Anna Soja, in Chicago. She married Lawton M. Carroll on Jan. 23, 1951, in Clovis. She worked as a Registered Medical Technologist. She came to Clovis in […]

Carder, Billy

Billy L. Carder, 74, of El Paso, Texas, and formerly of Clovis, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, at his home. Survivors include two daughters, Debi Doherty and Suetta Carder; a step-son, Richard G. Massey (and wife, Lavon); and six grandchildren. Burial took place in Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens in Clovis. Arrangements are by Martin Funeral […]

Rowlett, Wanda

Wanda F. Rowlett, 65, of Florence, Texas, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005 at Scott & White Hospital in Temple, Texas. She was born April 2, 1940, in Austin, Texas. She married Joe Rowlett in Portales on July 15, 1978. She made her home in Florence, Texas, for a number of years. Family members said was […]

Sometimes we need to simply step outside and look up

By Curtis K. Shelburne I love where I live. I know. It’s Muleshoe, not Malibu. It’s the high plains of Texas, not a resort on the Riviera. The Virgin Islands it’s not! But I love it. I don’t mean to be obnoxious about this. I’ll bet where you live is a good place to live, […]

Rested Elida ousts Lady Buffs

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers ELIDA — Momentum from two playoff wins helped Melrose earn nine of Thursday’s first 10 points. Rest and homecourt advantage helped Elida claim 74 of the next 106. Elida recovered from a 9-1 deficit in the first game and had little problem after that in claiming a 25-21, 25-17, 25-13 […]

Miller Jr., W.F.

W.F. Miller Jr. Services:Have been held. Mr. W.F. “Bill” Miller Jr., 87, of Portales, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born on Nov. 1, 1917, in Taiban, to Beulah and William Forrest Miller. His family owned several businesses in Taiban, which were destroyed in a fire in […]

Brockoff, Henry

Henry Brockoff Services: No services are planned at this time. Mr. Henry “Hank” Brockoff, 78, of Portales, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005, at his home. He was born on Oct. 22, 1926, in Green Isle, Minn., to Pauline and Albert Brockoff. He lived in the area around Green Isle until 1950 when he entered the […]

McDonald, Verna Bell

b>Verna Bell McDonald Services: Have been held. Verna Bell McDonald, 78, died Sunday, June 5, 2005, at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, Nev. She was born Aug. 25, 1926, in Quanah, Texas. She had worked the past 15 years with small children, and enjoyed being a grandmother. She was a resident of Portales for 52 […]

McDonald, Verna

Verna McDonald Services: Have been held. Verna Bell McDonald, 78, died Sunday, June 5, 2005, at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, Nev. She was born Aug. 25, 1926, in Quanah, Texas. She had worked the past 15 years with small children and enjoyed being a grandmother. She was a resident of Portales for 52 years. […]

Rehorn, Harlan Roger

Harlan Roger Rehorn Services: Have been held. He was born Aug. 5, 1943, to Harlan and Vera Johnson Rehorn in Kansas City, Kan. He married Sharon Rehorn on May 22, 1986, in Houston. He went to Houston in 1961 and returned to Clovis in 2005. He was a retired court reporter. He is preceded in […]

Dixon, Lenna

Lenna Dixon Services:Have been held. Lenna Dixon, 89, died Wednesday, May 11, 2005, in Albuquerque. She was born Oct. 28, 1915, in Pleasant Hill. She was a resident of Clovis and Albuquerque most of her life. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Clovis and was employed by First Federal Savings and Loan […]

Coronado, Antonio

Antonio Coronado Services: Have been held. Antonio Griego “Tony” Coronado, 88, of Clovis, died Sunday, April 17, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on June 5, 1916, in Puerto de Luna, to Juan and Adelina Griego Coronado. He married Josie R. Rivera in 1992 in Clovis. He was a section […]

English, Rev. Robert A.

Services: Have been held. The Rev. Robert A. English, 90, of Clovis, died Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on April 2, 1914, in Tarrant County, Texas, to John Robert and Lydia Coomer English. He was a Methodist minister and served at Trinity Methodist in Clovis from […]

Amos slips in the snow

By Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. amos slips in the snow tuesday and wednesday boss life really got messy i opened the door […]