Slavey, Lula (Dendy)

Lula (Dendy) Slavey, 72, of Arizona, and formerly of Portales, died Tuesday, March 28, 2006, in Arizona. She was born Jan. 9, 1934, in Portales to Bessie and Carl Dendy. She was active in Rainbow for Girls while she was in school. She graduated from Portales High School in 1952. Her home had been in […]

Ronald Hammar

Services: 11 a.m. Friday at First Christian Church. Ronald James Hammar, 58, of Clovis died Wednesday, May 24, 2006, at Southwest Regional Medical Complex in Lubbock. Born Aug. 7, 1947, in Clovis to Arnold and Beverly Ann Hammar, he married Carla Blair on Oct. 28, 1995, in Clovis. He was a member and former deacon […]

Jackson, Dolores

Dolores Winona Jackson, 76, of Redlands, Calif., formerly of Fort Sumner and Amarillo, died Sunday, May 14, 2006. Born April 16, 1930, in Elk City, Okla., she married Donald L. Jackson on March 12, 1950, in Fort Sumner. She worked as a secretary for civil services. She belonged to the Church of the Nazarene. Her life […]

Fenn, Dorthy

Dorthy Fenn, 84, of Clovis, died Sunday, April 30, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born Jan. 11, 1922, in Haskell County, Texas, to G. W. and Bertie Sanders Alexander. She moved to Clovis in 1942. She married Ira Clifton Fenn, and had one son and two daughters. She co-owned Sunshine Nursery […]

Reynolds, Jackie

Jackie L. Reynolds, 64, of Anadarko, Okla., died on Thursday, April 6, 2006, in Anadarko, Okla. He was born March 29, 1942, in Fletcher, Okla., to Andrew Jack Reynolds and Doris Benton Reynolds. He was an all-around athlete at Cyril High, graduating in 1960. After graduation, he attended Cameron College for two years. In 1965, […]

Charles W. Rutledge

Charles W. Rutledge, 68, died Nov. 4, 2005, in Albuquerque. He was born in Clovis in 1937, and worked for many years with First Federal Savings and Loan, where he became president in 1975. As a career banker, he demonstrated his flair for architecture and real estate development, and was the founding father of the […]

Berkopec, David W.

David W. Berkopec, 47, previously of Clovis, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006, at his home in Billings, Mont. He is survived by his mother, Arlene Sharp, his father, George Berkopec; two brothers, Robert Berkopec and Darren Berkopec; a daughter, Sarah Hester (and husband, Daniel), a granddaughter, Amara Hester, four nephews Rick, Bubba, T.J. and Shane […]

Kirksey, Clarence

Clarence Truman Kirksey, 95, of Odessa, Texas, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006. He was born on Jan. 13, 1911, in Blanket, Texas, to John Edward Kirksey and Sarah Angeline Goates. In 1927, Clarence and his brothers drove a covered wagon from Brownwood, Texas, to Portales. A resident of Odessa, Texas, since 1958, he owned and […]

Russell, Glenda

Glenda Maxcine Cook Russell, 84, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born July 19, 1921, in Electra, to Sam and Addie Cook. She was raised and educated in Portales with four brothers and three sisters. She married John Wayne Russell on Jan. 6, 1941, and was […]

Louis Henry (L.H.) Fondy

Louis Henry (L.H.) Fondy, 82, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born Dec. 23, 1923, in Slaton, Texas, to John and Sophie Fondy. He spent his youth and teen years operating a family-owned dairy farm in Edgeton, Wis., with his parents and three brothers. He enlisted in […]

Lavarne Williams

Lavarne Williams, 85, of Clovis, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2005, at Retirement Ranch. He was born Sept. 9, 1920, in Sulphur, Okla., to Frank and Alta Williams. The family moved to Grady in 1921. He graduated from Grady High School in 1939. He served overseas in the Army for five years. He married his high […]

Quintana, Richard “Ricardo”

Richard “Ricardo” Quintana, 64, of Clovis, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. He was born Jan. 25, 1941, to Santiago and Andrea Garcia Quintana in Newkirk. He worked for Vohs Company in Clovis and in maintenance for the Clovis cemeteries. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic […]

Gilbert, Gladys

Gladys Gilbert, 92, of Portales, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born Dec. 8, 1913, in Marietta, Okla., to Theora and Charles R. Tanner. On July 3, 1940, in Reno, Nev., she married William Gilbert. The couple was able to remain in their own home until very […]

Pacheco Sr., Robert

Robert J. Pacheco Sr., 75, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006, at the Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on June 12, 1930, in Encino to Fidelina and Rosalio Pacheco. He married Connie Martinez on July 9, 1950, in Portales. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Helen Baca; two brothers; […]

Teresa A. Jaquez

Teresa A. Jaquez, 40, of Clovis, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born Aug. 28, 1965, in Albuquerque to Albert and ElJuena Jaquez. She moved to Clovis at the age of 4. She attended high school in Santa Fe.  Family members said she loved to do crafts, sew and […]

Wiegand, Flora I.

Flora I. Wiegand, 82, of Raymore, Mo., and formerly of Clovis, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005, in Raymore, Mo. She was born May 6, 1923, at Fort Sheridan Army Post in Illinois to John Carroll and Sarah Frame. She attended school in Dexter, Mo. She worked as a telephone operator before joining the U.S. Navy […]

Robert Anthony Ulibarri

Robert Anthony Ulibarri, 48, of Nocona, Texas, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, in Nocona, Texas. He was born March 21, 1957, in Clovis to Jose Rafael and Lydia Ulibarri. He was the principle of the Nocona High School. He was preceded in death by his father. Survivors include his mother; wife, Deborah Eileen of Nocona; […]

Longley, Harold

Harold Longley, 67, of Clovis died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born Sept. 28, 1938, in Claude, Texas, to Jay Allen and Mary Alice Loving Longley. He married Wilma Jean Wilkerson on June 28, 1958, in Tucumcari. He was a self-employed truck driver and member of the Apostolic Truth […]

Trial of three brothers postponed

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer The murder trial of three brothers charged in connection with a 10-year-old boy’s death will be postponed so that attorneys can receive and review forensic evidence. Prosecutor Andrea Reeb asked District Court Judge Joe Parker to push back the trial that had been scheduled for next month to at […]

Michael Ray Pace

Michael Ray Pace, 51, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born Feb. 5, 1954, in Oklahoma City, Okla., to Henry and ElJuena Gibbs Pace. He was a welder and longtime Clovis resident. He served in the U.S. Navy. Family members said he was a loving […]