Services: Have been held.
Ms. Karen Elrod, 40, of Portales, died Monday, July 5, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales.
She was born on May 8, 1964, in Portales, to Barbara and W. F. “Bud” Miller.
She graduated from Floyd High School in 1982. She was a cheerleader and played volleyball. In 1985, she was married to Darren Elrod. She had been an advertising representative for a number of years for the Portales News-Tribune.
Family members said she was devoted to family, and could always be counted on to help with whatever projects family members might be working on. She enjoyed photography and aroma therapy. For several years she was active in a bowling league in Clovis. She was a member of the Arbor Day Foundation.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Mae Heflin.
Survivors include a son, Terance Miller (and wife, Shayla) of Portales; two daughters, Brittany Elrod and Trisha Elrod, both of Portales; her parents; a brother, Howard Miller of Portales; a sister, Beverly Mast (Dion) of Las Cruces; her maternal grandparents, Bertha and Lewis Gregory of Floyd; her paternal grandparents, Bettie and W. F. Miller Jr. of Portales; her former husband, Darren Elrod of Portales; and a large number of other family members, most of whom make their homes locally.
The Rev. Walter Huber will officiate the services.
Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Joe LaMier, Trampas Callaway, Bobby Martin, Victor Ramsey, Chance Carter and Brandon Griffith.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.