Polk , Lucy

Lucy Polk
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Mrs. Lucy O. Polk, 93, of Portales, died Friday, May 6, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis.

She was born June 17, 1911, in Youngsport, Texas, to Minnie and John Arnold.

In 1925, she moved with her family by covered wagon to Post, Texas. Her family then moved to Ben Bolt, Texas, where she continued in school and graduated as valedictorian in 1929. She married Bunyan G. Polk on Oct. 11, 1930, in Alice, Texas. They moved to Greer in 1944. She worked 17 years for Selected Casings in Portales. They moved into town in 1969. Family members said she enjoyed cooking, sewing, collecting recipes, gardening and canning. She was a member of University Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Milton Reed; a sister, Ozella Pierce; and her husband.

Survivors include three sons, Cecil Polk (and wife, Lois) of Arlington, Wash., Lloyd Polk (Yvonne) of Artesia, and Shelby Polk (Zada) of Lawrenceville, Ga.; a daughter, Wadene Brown (Gerald) of Clovis; nine grandchildren: Gary Polk (Maureen), Mel Polk, Noel Baier (Steve), Billy Polk (Cindy), Alan Polk (Laura), Tina Tidenberg (Jim), Dale Polk (Regi), Jerri Darnell (Jim) and Clint Polk (Collette); and 17 great-grandchildren.

The Rev. Steve Smith will officiate the services.

Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Jim Darnell, Jim, Josh and Jared Tidenberg, and Billy and Dustin Polk.

Honorary pallbearers are Gary, Mel, Alan, Dale and Clint Polk.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.