Pioneer Days offers hands-on look at roping, riding

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Wild Bill Cathey, of Dora, left, demonstrates to Dalton Wren, 9, of Texico how to spin a rope Thursday during the Curry County Mounted Patrol’s rodeo encounter at the county fairgrounds. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ Staff writer It wasn’t Holly Tyler’s first time on a horse — she rode one in […]

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 […]

Torres, Johnny

Services: Have been held. Mr. Johnny Ray Torres, 38, of Farwell, died Friday, March 4, 2005, in Lariat, Texas. He was born on Oct. 12, 1966, in Clovis. He lived in Texico and Farwell all his life. He graduated from Texico High School in 1983 and was employed by Farwell Grain and Inspection Co. He […]

Jackson, Mary

Services: Have been held.  Mrs. Mary J. Jackson, 89, of Dallas, formerly of Clovis, died Saturday, March 5, 2005, at Denton Regional Medical Center in Denton, Texas.  She was born on Jan. 18, 1916, in Grier, to John and Zula Snowden Bender. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Chester C. […]

Height, Frances

Frances J. Height, 89, of Las Vegas, N.M., died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at Vida Encantada Nursing Home in Las Vegas. She was born on June 14, 1915, in Jenkins to Richard Wade and Ellen Hutcherson Cox. She married Ira Ernest Height on May 14, 1938, in Clovis. She moved to Broadview in 1950 and […]

Jameson, Samuel

Samuel Jameson Services: Have been held. Mr. Samuel Edward Jameson, 77 of Clovis, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004 at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Nov. 4, 1927 in Dearborn, Mich., to Lillian and Edward Samuel Jameson. Family members said he loved playing golf and watching football. He was preceded in […]

Herring, William

William Herring Services: Have been held. William Herring, 72, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on March 25, 1932, in Flag, Texas, to Earnest and Ruby Herring. Family members said he was a well-known horse trader and colorful resident of Clovis for many years. […]

Littlejohn, Ruby

Ruby Littlejohn Services: Have been held. Mrs. Ruby Littlejohn, 86, of Portales, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004 at La Posada Hospice Center in Las Cruces. She was born on April 13, 1918, in Manila, Ark., to Mary Matilda and William Joseph Rhodes. Her family moved to Otis in 1923 and on to Hagerman in 1924. […]

Carpenter, Ernest

Ernest Rex Carpenter, 79, Clovis, died Wednesday, July 14, 2004, at his home. He was born on July 22, 1924, in Texico, to John Otis and Mary Inez Carpenter. He was a 4-H leader. He was also a PRCA calf and steer roper and bulldogger. Family members said he loved fishing, hunting and reading about […]

Burnett, Elsie G.

Elsie G. Burnett Services: Have been held. Mrs. Elsie G. Burnett, 91, of Clovis, died Sunday, June 27, 2004, at her home. She was born on June 17, 1913, in Spur, Texas, to Jackson and Lessie Parrish Garrett. She married Elmer Burnett on Sept. 12, 1931, in Clovis. She lived most of her life in […]

Selgado-Mendez, Marie

Marie Selgado-Mendez Services: Have been held. Mrs. Marie B. Selgado-Mendez, 60, of Clovis, died Tuesday, June 1, 2004, at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. She was born on March 12, 1944, in Vaughn, to Candido and Domitilia Garcia Selgado. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1964. She married Richard T. Mendez Dec. 24, 1965 in […]

Brackney, Henry

Henry Brackney Services: Have been held. Henry A. Brackney, 67, of Clovis, died Thursday, March 11, 2004, at Southwest Regional Skilled Nursing Center in Lubbock. He was born Dec. 20, 1936, in Wellington, Kan., to Robert T. and Ruby Meekins Brackney. He married Marie Hurtado on Sept. 27, 1975, in Albuquerque. He had been a resident […]

Boone, Wanda

Wanda L. Boone, 80, of Clovis, died Wednesday, March 10, 2004, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis.   She was born June 8, 1923, in Big Creek, Okla., to Byrd and Nell Nelson Wiggins.  She had been a longtime resident of Clovis. She worked for Bennie Nieves for many years at New Mexico Roofing and Sheet […]

Ford, Lola Fern

Lola Fern Ford Service: Have been held. Lola Fern Ford, 91, of Clovis died Monday, March 8, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on March 17, 1912, in Clovis to John and Elizabeth Tatum. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1930 and attended college in Las Vegas, N.M., before […]

Fletcher, Linda S.

Linda Sue Fletcher Services: Have been hel. Linda Sue Fletcher, 50, of Clovis died Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Nov. 14, 1953, in Clovis to Charlie and Mary Garcia Sena. She was a lifetime resident of Clovis. She married Roger Fletcher on Sept. 17, 1977, in […]

Reccius, William “Rex”

William “Rex” Reccius Services:Have beenheld. William “Rex” Reccius, 84, of Aurora, Colo., formerly of Clovis, died Monday, April 5, 2004, at Hospice of Metro Denver in Aurora. He was born on May 2, 1919, in Stratford, Texas. He married Georgia Hilbert in January 1942, in Hooker, Okla. They moved to Clovis in 1947. After retiring […]

Quillin, J.B.

J.B. Quillin Services: Have been held. Mr. J.B. “Mac” Quillin, 87, of Clovis, died Saturday, March 6, 2004, at his home. He was born on Feb. 2, 1917, in Seymour, Texas, to Horace and Cora Edison Quillin. He came to Clovis in 1940 to play semi-pro baseball for the Clovis Pioneers and then went to […]

Quillin, J.B. “Mac”

J.B. “Mac” Quillin Services: Have been held. Mr. J.B. “Mac” Quillin, 87, of Clovis, died Saturday, March 6, 2004, at his home. He was born on Feb. 2, 1917, in Seymour, Texas, to Horace and Cora Edison Quillin. He came to Clovis in 1940 to play semi-pro baseball for the Clovis Pioneers and then went […]