Services: Have been held.
Rubie Helen Carmichael, 100, of Clinton, Okla., formerly of Portales, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at the Integris Clinton Regional Hospital in Clinton, Okla.
She was born on Nov. 12, 1903, in Rush Springs, Okla., to Joe and Elizabeth Sanders Beevers.
Her family moved to Quay County in 1907 and homesteaded in the Forrest community. She attended school in Forrest and Clovis and graduated from Portales High School in 1923. She married Oliver Carmichael on Oct. 28, 1922, in Farwell. She became a teacher, earning a degree from New Mexico Highlands in 1940. She had graduate work at Eastern New Mexico University. She taught for 37 years in Field, Floyd and Melrose, retiring in 1967. She was named Teacher of the Year, to the NEA Southeastern District Hall of Fame and the New Mexico State Hall of Fame. Family members said she had a great sense of history and an innate love of reading, research and study.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Doug; three sisters, Pauline Beevers, Myrtie Brown and Thelma Pruitt; and five brothers, Glen, Bill, Jake, Ardis and Harol Beevers.
Survivors include a daughter, Chloe Mitchell (and husband, Terrill) of Clinton, Okla.; five grandchildren, Marla Childers (Shayne) of Clovis, Terra Greer (Eric) of Portales, Shantel Mitchell of Shawnee, Okla., Alissa and KyLeigh Mitchell, both of Clinton, Okla.; two great-grandchildren, Blayne Childers and RyLeigh Greer; two brothers, Carol Beevers of Logan and Gene Beevers (Jennie) of Farmington; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will have lunch and receive guests at 1 p.m. Sunday at Central Baptist Church in Clovis.
The Rev. Terrill Mitchell and the Rev. Shayne Childers will officiate the services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Children’s Home.
Arrangements are by Steed Todd Funeral Home of Clovis.