Acosta, Oscar

Oscar Acosta, 49, formerly of Portales, died Wednesday, April 19, 2006, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in a car accident. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Kathy; two daughters, Melissa Acosta-Lee of Roswell and Amanda Acosta-Harris of Clovis; a son, Ryan Acosta of Safety Harbor, Fla.; his mother, Connie Acosta of Portales; […]

Schaap, Fred

Fred Schaap, 74, of Farwell died Thursday, April 27, at Farwell Convalescent Center. Mr. Schaap was born March 8, 1932, in Terkaple, Fr., Netherlands. He immigrated to the United States on March 31, 1947. He was preceded in death by his parents, Shirley and Ids S. Schaap. Survivors include two sisters, Jennie (and husband Louie) […]

Lutz, Bobbie

Bobbie Nelson Lutz, 69, of Oklahoma City and formerly of Ragland, died Tuesday, April 11, 2006, in Oklahoma City following an extended illness. Born Dec. 4, 1939, in Lubbock to Robert Lee and Nellie Nelson, she was an instructor of the pre-licensing and post-licensing courses for the Real Estate Learning Center in Oklahoma. She had […]

Burkel Jr., Louis

Louis Burkel Jr., 87, of Portales died Thursday, April 27, 2006, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. Born Sept. 16, 1918, in Jefferson City, Mo., he was the son of Margaret and Louis A. Burkel. He graduated from Jefferson City High School in 1936, attended Central College in Jefferson City and earned his undergraduate degree […]

Hutchins, Alice

Alice Mabel Hutchins, 88, of Broadview, died Thursday, April 27, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Sept. 15, 1917, to James and Mollie Reese who homesteaded in the Bellview community in 1910. She was a graduate of Bellview High School. She married Cleat L. Hutchins on Aug. 18, 1935. They resided in […]

Joiner, James

James Nelson Joiner, 78, of Fort Sumner, died Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales following an illness. Born Nov. 10, 1927, in Peacock, Texas, he was the son of Otis R. and Martha Mae (Crawford) Joiner. He grew up in Portales, Taiban and Fort Sumner. He married Garnita Ford on March […]

Apodaca, Ramona

Ramona Apodaca, 83, of Clovis, died Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at her home. Born March 30, 1923, in La Palma, she was the daughter of Alcario and Paulita Dominguez. A life member of the VFW Auxiliary, family members said she fed wild birds, loved children, crocheted, sewed, did puzzles, beaded bracelets. She was preceded in […]

Hubbard, Kenneth

Kenneth Hubbard, 85, of Portales, died Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital, Portales. Born Jan. 20, 1921, in Afton, Okla., to Gladys and Osgood E. Hubbard, he grew up in Oklahoma and Missouri, graduating from high school in Festus, Mo. He came to Portales in 1939 to attend Eastern New Mexico Junior College, […]

Jaques, Rita

Rita Sena Jaques, 78, of Clovis, died Sunday, April 23, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Aug. 8, 1927, in Pintada to Timoteo and Rita Sena. Family members said she loved playing bingo. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joe Jaques; and a brother, Ermicio Sena. She is […]

Booth, Mary “Sue”

Mary “Sue” Booth, 81, of Clovis, died Monday, April 24, 2006, at Laurel Plains Nursing Home. Born May 31, 1924, to David William and Myrtle Banks Colligan in Portales, she married Rex Booth on Nov. 19, 1946, in Portales. She graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She was […]

Aragon, Julia

Julia A. Aragon, 94, of Clovis, died Monday, April 24, 2006, at her home in Clovis. Born Oct. 27, 1911, in Juan de Dios to Stephen and Senapia Sanchez (Baca), she was a longtime Tucumcari resident and resided most recently in Clovis. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Tana Garcia, and […]

Woodall, Wade

Wade Woodall, 35, of Clovis, died Friday, April 21, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born June 19, 1970, in Clovis to Shelby and Betty Woodall. He was preceded in death by his parents; his adoptive parents, Jack and Jean Slaughter; and his grandparents, Ray and Shorty Woodall. He is survived by his […]

Ray, Romane

Romane Ray, 79, of Clovis, died Sunday, April 23, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Dec. 28, 1926, in McAlister to Leroy and Lenora Green. She won several medals for all-tournament play in Texas and New Mexico as a basketball player. She scored more than 80 points in one game and was […]

Martinez, Guadalupe

Guadalupe Martinez, 82, of Texico, died Sunday, April 23, 2006, at his home in Texico. He was born Dec. 12, 1923, in San Marcos, Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico, to Francisco and Maria Martinez. He was married to Catalina Martinez for 52 years. He was a longtime resident of Texico. He was preceded in death by his […]

Hughes, Edna

Edna Irene Smith Hughes, 79, of Texico, died Sunday, April 23, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare, Clovis. She was born April 26, 1926, in Little Rock, Ark., to George and Ruth Smith. She was a member of High Plains Baptist Church in Clovis. Family members said she enjoyed cooking and sewing. She was preceded in […]

Vernon, Ollie

Ollie Vernon, 88, of Portales died Friday, April 21, 2006, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. Born Jan. 13, 1918, in Sentinel, Okla., to Ethel and William A. Moore, she grew up in Dell City, Okla. She married D.C. Vernon on July 16, 1934. In 1936 they moved to a farm southwest of Portales […]

Ulibarri, Marcella

Marcella Eva Ulibarri, 76, of Clovis died Friday, April 21, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. Born June 17, 1929, in San Ignacio to Juan Pablo and Annie Madrid, she married Orlando Ulibarri on Aug. 18, 1952, in Santa Rosa. She had been a Clovis resident since 1966, when she moved from Santa Rosa. She […]

Rogers, F. D.

F. D. Rogers, 90 of Clovis died Friday, April 21, 2006, at his home. Born Oct. 14, 1915, to William J. and Myrtie C. Hogg Rogers in Comanche, Texas, he married Eva C. Stowe on June 5, 1937, in Clovis. He was a public school teacher for 25 years, and a farmer, dairyman and rancher. […]

Jeter, Bonnie

Bonnie Evelyn Jeter, 96, of Bloomington, and formerly of Clovis, died Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at her residence. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Lloyd Henry; a sister, A. Velma Armstrong, and a niece, Billie Armstrong. She is survived by a son, Melvyn Jeter (and wife, Jerrie) of Normal, Ill.; four […]

Berry, Betty

Betty Lou Berry, 74, of Lubbock, died Friday, April 14, 2006, at her home. Born Nov. 25, 1931, in Afton, Texas, to William and Amelia Wade Hartman, she married Kenneth J. Berry on March 17, 1950, in Lubbock. Even though the family moved frequently because of her husband’s business, she always was involved with her […]