Harold O. Gore, 92, long-time Clovis attorney, died Friday, April 9, 2004, in Clovis.
He was born Oct. 16, 1911, in Belen to Bert and Bertha Gore. He graduated from Clovis High School, the University of New Mexico and George Washington University Law School, passed the bar at age 21, and at age 25 was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court.
He served in the U.S. Army in World War II, was a Mason for more than 50 years, a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, and a member of the Shrine. He was a member of St. James’ Episcopal Church.
Gore was known for his pro bono work; for the last 10 years of his practice, he donated one day each week to serve legal needs of members of the Senior Citizens’ Center, and in 1988 was awarded the New Mexico Bar Association’s Robert H. La Follette Pro Bono Award.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Doris Gore Blair and Mildred Gore Babbitt.
Survivors include his wife, Laura Ruth; a son, Halbert Gore of Cedar Creek, Texas; a daughter, Millie Lancaster (and husband Don) of Wichita Falls, Texas; his sister-in-law, Marcella Martin Bruce of Kansas; and nephews and nieces, Harold Babbitt (Susan), Doris Lindley (Mike), and Eddie Chapman (RaDonna) of Oklahoma; Skipper Bruce (Lois) of Kansas; Marcia Wiederstein (Glenn) of Angel Fire, and Wanda Rohr of Colorado; and long-time friend Juanita Jacobs.
The Rev. John Rollinson will officiate the service.
Entombment will be at Plains Sanctuary Mausoleum.
Pallbearers will be Harold Babbitt, Skipper Bruce, Bill Dreasher, Jimmy Romero, Richard Rowley II, and Glenn Wiederstein.
Honorary pallbearers are the Clovis Bar Association and Clovis Masonic Lodge post 40 AF&AM.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. James’ Episcopal Church or The Lighthouse.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Steed-Todd Funeral Home.