McDonald, Verna

Verna McDonald Services: Have been held. Verna Bell McDonald, 78, died Sunday, June 5, 2005, at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, Nev. She was born Aug. 25, 1926, in Quanah, Texas. She had worked the past 15 years with small children and enjoyed being a grandmother. She was a resident of Portales for 52 years. […]

Area barrel rider takes fourth

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Bill Warner of Minden, La., received a no time in the calf roping event during 35th Annual PRCA Rodeo Saturday at the Curry County Fairgrounds. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff Katti Autrey made the hour-long drive worth it. The barrel racer from Fort Sumner finished her run in 16.76 seconds Saturday night to take […]

Hansen, Glenda M.

Glenda Hansen Services: Have been held. Glenda Maxine Cooper Hansen, 68, of Farwell, died Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at Farwell Convalescent Center. She was born on June 12, 1936, in Atoka, Okla., to Elmer and Ella Long Cooper. She was a secretary at Beverage Industry and a member of the Red Hat Society. She was […]

Thompson, Francis

Francis Thompson Services: Have been held. Francis L. Thompson, 75, of Fort Sumner, died Friday, May 13, 2005, at his home. He was born on June 30, 1929, in Fierro, to Mack Chandler and Ollie Frances Daniel Thompson . He married Juanell Fisher on Sept. 9, 1951, in Fort Sumner. He served in Korea with […]

Burnett , Jessie

Jessie Burnett Services: Have been held. Jessie “Ralph” Burnett. 82, of Peoria, Ariz., died Sunday, April 3, 2005, at his home. He was born on May 17, 1922, in North Curry County, near Rosedale, to John and Ella Simpson Burnett. He married Virginia A. Mitchell on June 21, 1941 in Clovis. He served in the […]

Bryant, Wayford

Wayford Bryant Services: Have been held. Wayford Ray Bryant, 50, of Winslow, Ariz., died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005, in Winslow, Ariz. He was born on June 6, 1954, in Clovis. He was employed by the ATSF Railway as a locomotive engineer and later as a road foreman of engines, a terminal manager, and as a […]

LaRue, Aaron

Aaron LaRue Services: Have been held. Mr. Aaron LaRue, 17, of Clovis, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2004, near Dora. He was born on Jan. 18, 1987, in Portales, to Donna and Larry LaRue. He has lived in the Arch community for the past 10 years. He attended school in Portales until high school. He was […]

McCraw, John

John McCraw Services: Have been held. Rev. John McCraw, 85, of Elida, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on July 26, 1919, in Rayne, La., to Stella and John M. McCraw. He grew up in Louisiana during the 1930s. He married Wanda Ann Tobey on Nov. 25, […]

Holder, Pansy

Pansy Holder Services: Have been held. Pansy Holder, 93, of Prescott Valley, Ariz., died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004, at Prescott Valley Samaritan Center. She was born on June 5, 1911, in Pattonville, Texas, to Mason and Emma Miller. She married Doc F. Holder in November of 1932. The couple moved to Clovis in 1947. She […]

MeAmber, Berniece

Berniece MeAmber Services: Will be held at a later date. Mrs. Berniece “Bea” MeAmber, 82, of Portales, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on Jan. 7, 1922, in Sullivan, Mo., to Geneva and Rector H. Davis. She grew up in St. Louis, and graduated from high school […]

Richmond, Arliegh E.

Arliegh E. Richmond Services: Have been held Mr. Arliegh E. Richmond, 72, a retired law officer, died Thursday, July 1, 2004, in Logan. Mr. Richmond was born Aug. 28, 1931, in Phoenix. He was retired from a life-long dedication to law enforcement. He had been chief deputy with the Navajo County’s sheriff’s office and undersheriff […]

Guanell, Karen

Karen Guanell Services: Have been held. Karen Guanell, 38, of Clovis, died Thursday, June 10, 2004, at her home. She was born on Sept. 15, 1965, in Princeton, N.J., to Leonard David, Jr. and Norma Heirigs Walters. She graduated from Butte High School in Butte, Mont. in 1983 and then attended Arizona State University. She […]

McClelland, Robert

Robert McClelland Services: Have been held. Mr. Robert Joseph McClelland, 80, a retired auto mechanic from Clovis, died, Monday, May 31, 2004, in his home. He was born Dec. 10, 1923, in Olean, New York, to John and Lula McClelland. Mr. McClelland was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Lily Taylor, Estella Worrod, […]

Walker, Jerry

Jerry C. Walker, 67, of Portales, died Saturday, May 15, 2004, at Methodist Hospital Baylor Debakey Heart Center in Houston. He was born on Feb. 2, 1937, in Fort Sumner, to Mary Ella and George E. Walker. He grew up near Taiban. He graduated from Portales High School in 1955. He served briefly in the […]

Meister, Dr. Charles W.

Dr. Charles W. Meister Services: Have been held. Dr. Charles W. Meister , 87, of Pine, Ariz., died Friday, April 2, 2004, in Pine, Ariz. He was born on Jan. 23, 1917, in Chicago. He received his Ph.D. in 1941 from the University of Chicago, majoring in Russian literature. In World War II he was […]

Jobe, Wade Darrel

Wade Darrel Jobe Services: Have been held. Wade Darrel Jobe, 54, of Clovis died Monday, March 8, 2004, at Laurel Plains in Clovis. He was born on April 2, 1949, in Tucumcari to Louis and Willie Danie Daniels Jobe. He married Alice Longley on April 4, 1970, in Tucumcari. He worked for Allan Richey Trucking […]

Former ENMU president remembered as outgoing

By Michelle Seeber: Freedom Newspapers Charles Meister, a former president of Eastern New Mexico University, was a driven man. He was awarded five battle stars while serving as a Captain in the Army Infantry in World War II. He also represented the United States for education and religious affairs in Berlin. Meister died April 2. […]

Anderson, Willis “Andy”

Willis Dean “Andy” Anderson Services:Have been held. Willis Dean “Andy” Anderson, 73, of Mesa, Ariz., died Monday, Feb. 2, 2004. He was born on Nov. 19, 1930, in Clovis. At the age of 15 he enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II. He served in Korea as a highly decorated Master Sergeant and […]

Carter, Ruth

Ruth Carter Services: Have been held. Mrs. Ruth Carter, 83, of Coolidge, Ariz., a retired beauty salon owner/operator, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003, in Casa Grande, Ariz. She was born on June 15, 1920, in Field, N.M. Survivors include a son, Dennis Carter of Coolidge, Ariz.; four brothers, Lee Roach, Otis Roach and Roy Roach, […]

Capps, Katherine

Katherine Capps Services: Private services have been held. Katherine S. Capps, 79, of Mesa, Ariz., died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, in Phoenix. She was born on Nov. 14, 1924, in Rosemark, Tenn., to Erwin and Katherine Stokes. She was a school teacher. In 1991 she moved to Arizona from New Mexico. Survivors include a son, […]