Ella Mae Barbee
Services: Have been held.
Ella Mae Barbee, 74, of Portales, died Monday, May 24, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales.
She was born on April 13, 1930, in Olney Springs, Colo., to Octavia and Frank Betts.
She grew up in Del Norte, Colo., and Portales, where she graduated from Portales High School. She married Glen W. Barbee on Aug. 6, 1948, in Portales. They operated a dairy farm for many years. She spent most of her life as a homemaker. She had been an active member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxillary and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Jack and Charles Betts.
Survivors include her husband, Glen W. Barbee of Portales; her daughter and son-in-law, Robin and Fred Nations of Portales; a brother, Frank Betts of Roswell; and two grandchildren, Ace and Jake Nations of Portales.
David Bennett will officiate the services.
Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.
All friends will be honorary pallbearers.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.