Services: Have been held.
Dora Natalie Olmsted, 77, of Powell, Wyo., died Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at her home.
She was born on April 2, 1927, near Mesa to Robert H. and Goldie V. Porter Elliott. She married Gene Olmsted on March 25, 1960, in Powell, Wyo. She was an accomplished seamstress and quilter and equally as skilled at knitting and crocheting, family members said. Following graduation from nursing school, she worked in Portales. She moved to Cody in 1957, where she became the director of nurses. She also lived and worked in Indiana.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Wayne C. Elliott.
Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Diann K. Kidder (and husband, Fred) of Castle Rock, Colo.; four sons, Mark A. Olmsted (Victoria A.) of Lakewood, Colo.; Andrew J. Olmsted (Patricia A.) of Travis Air Force Base, Calif.; Frederick J. Olmsted (Tracey L.) of Ramona, Calif.; and Richard G. Olmsted of Eagle, Colo.; two brothers, John H. Elliott of Portales and Tommy M. Elliott of Meade, Kan.; eight sisters, Lois W. Cavosos of Stanley, Irene H. Marshall of Las Cruces, Joan F. Goyne of Lubbock, Alice A. Gossett. Betty S. Gossett, R. Rose Rector and Burma L. Stark, all of Portales; and Mary E. Burch of Christianburg, Va.; nine grandchildren, Gregory A. Kidder, Michael L. Kidder, Leilani A. Olmsted, Marquis A. Olmsted, Shawn M. Olmsted, Ryan A. Olmsted, Ronnie Borrelli, Chance L. Olmsted and Trevor J. Olmsted.
Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery in Powell, Wyo.
Services are under the direction of Ballard Funeral Home of Cody.
Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Central Baptist Church in Clovis.
Mrs. Lela Ann Worley Ward, 81, of Clovis, died Sunday, March 13, 2005, at her home.
She was born on March 15, 1923, in Wauhillau, Adair County, Okla., to Arthur and Maud Sellers Worley.
She moved with her family to Stillwell, Okla. in 1924. They moved to Portales in 1935. She graduated from high school in 1940. She attended college at the Oklahoma College for Women and Eastern New Mexico University. She married Jay A. Ward on April 15, 1943, in Portales. They moved to Clovis in 1961. She was a bookkeeper in cotton gins she co-owned with her husband in Texas and New Mexico.
She was a member of Central Baptist Church in Clovis, the Encanto Garden Club, Pleasant Hill Women’s Club, Ranchvale Extension Club, United Daughters of the Confederacy and Daughters of the American Revolution. Family members said her hobbies were genealogy and gardening.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Jan Lee; and two brothers, Clarence and Olan Worley.
Survivors include two sons, Jack Ward (and wife, Lydia) of Las Cruces, and Jody Ward (Karen) of Clovis; a daughter, Janette Pierce (Ben) of Wolfforth, Texas; a sister, Ruby Montgomery of Albuquerque; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Burial will be at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens in Clovis.
The Rev. Mike Eberhardt and Joseph Vets will officiate services.
Pallbearers are Mike, Lyndon, Gayland and Gerald Ward, Carl Hahn and Victor Worley.
Arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home of Clovis.