Services: Have been held.
Mrs. Ruth Creighton, 94, of Portales, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2004, at her home.
She was born on July 23, 1910, in Franklin, Texas, to Minnie and Henry Moody.
Her parents moved their family to New Mexico in the early 1920s, settling in Floyd and later in the Rogers community.
She married Curtis Creighton on Nov. 20, 1927, in Portales.
In 1940 they moved to a ranch in Elida. She worked along side her husband milking and doing chores for many years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Elida and the Elida Woman’s Club. She moved to Portales in 1971 where she was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.
Family members said she loved to cook, garden, can and crochet afghans.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Finis and H.T. Moody and Wilmer Bloodworth; five sisters, Fannie Pritchard, Lucy Lyles, Alyne Haragan, Ruby Selsby and Retha Stephens; a son, John Curtis Creighton; and her husband.
Survivors include two sons, Jack Creighton (and wife, Mary) of Belen and Gene Creighton (Glenda) of Elida; five grandchildren, Gary Creighton (Ginger), Sharon Creighton Jaynes (Jim), Garland Creighton (Leslie), Lorretta Creighton and Wayland Creighton; seven great-grandchildren, Curtis, Oma, Kynzi, Kasyn and Rylan Creighton and Cynthia and Nathaniel Jaynes; a sister, Florence Ducote (Duke) of Dallas; and numerous nieces and nephews, including Bill Don Creighton of Roswell.
The Rev. Galen Isaacs will officiate the services, assisted by the Rev. Roy Roach.
Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Garland, Gary, Bill Don, Wayland and Curtis Creighton and Jim Jaynes.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.