The Greathouse clans held a 50th reunion at the Memorial Building in
Portales July 9. There were three clans represented with 70 people attending.
Following visitation and a potluck dinner, the business meeting was called to order by President Dan Greathouse. This year’s reunion was dedicated to Delores Greathouse, Robert Dunn, Renee Hull and George Poulter, who have died since the last reunion.
After the minutes were read, the group decided to meet again next year at the same time and place.
Door prizes were handed out and special gifts given to Don and Kathy McAlavy for traveling farthest, Linda Russell for having the most family members present, T.M. and Genevieve Caldwell for being married the longest, Jessica Alberts for being the youngest baby, Hunter Spliethof for being the youngest boy and Emily Crawford for being the youngest girl.
Twenty-five items were auctioned off for a most profitable auction. Group pictures were taken.
Those attending from out of state were: Don and Kathy McAlavy, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Frances Erickson, Janet and Hunter Spliethof of Grants Pass, Ore.; Barbara and John Swasey of Duchesne, Utah; Lovell and Jackie Greathouse of Roswell, Ga.; Jan Johnson of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; John Greathouse of Florence, Mont.; Linda Russell of Huntsville, Texas; Bob and Jean Russell of Murphy, Texas; and T.M. and Genevieve Caldwell of Amarillo.
Attending from New Mexico were Annabelle Greathouse; Marcia Sinclair; Martha Mills; Henry Lee Greathouse; Been and Meaghan Greathouse with children Tristan, Braedon, Aaron and Angie with children Laursen, Jessica, Anthony Nickols, all of Roswell; Sandra Fitch with son Travis and nephew Kameron Fitch of Sante Fe; Walter and Viki Crawford, Adam and Erica Crawford, Allan and Amanda Crawford with daughter Emily, all of Albuquerque; Jack and Betty Greathouse, Dan Greathouse, Kathleen Donaldson, Ross Greathouse, Vickie and David Simpson, Lyndon and Debbie Greathouse with daughters Mistie, Rainie, Bill and Debbie Strong, Hilary Dixon with children, Tayler, Cameron, Brianna, Nathan and Amanda Kaberlein, Phil and Rita Russell, all of Portales; Floretta Rogers, Sheryl and Regina Abdill, Kevin Robison, Joyce Jones with children, Spencer, Taylor, Amber; Mike and Cindy Shaughnessy, all of Clovis.