Services: Have been held.
Mrs. Dixie Jean Aday, 79, of Portales, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales.
She was born on May 17, 1925, in Hollis, Okla., to Bessie and Claude E. Gamble.
She moved to Clovis in 1925, when she was a few months old. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1943, and was named Miss Curry County that same year. She studied for a year at North Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas. She married Bennie J. Aday on June 7, 1944, in Elida. While her husband was stationed overseas, she worked at Citizen’s Bank in Clovis. In 1947 they moved to Portales. For several years she and her husband owned the Highway 70 Restaurant. In the early 1970s she went to work at the Gal’s Clothing Store on the square. Family members said she was a wonderful seamstress, enjoyed walking and playing bridge. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Cora Mae O’Neal.
Survivors include her husband; three sons, Dr. B. Joe Aday Jr. (and wife, Debra) of Las Cruces, Dr. Brent Aday (Sharon) of Alamogordo, Dr. J. Brad Aday (Ouida) of Las Cruces; two daughters, Donna Akin (Howard) of Dallas, and Dinah Daughtridge (Stuart) of Huntingtown, Md.; 14 grandchildren; a brother, Claude Gamble of Cottonwood, Ariz.; and a sister, Rozelle Boucher of Destin, Fla.
Marlin Poynor and Kenneth Broad will officiate the services.
Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Curtis, Gregg, Lisa, Lindsay, Brian, Jordan, and Brandon Aday, Aryn, Allye, Abby, and Trace Akin, and Kelly, Morgan and Grant Daughtridge.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.