Townley, Jeffrey (Scott)

Jeffrey (Scott) Townley, 44, of Capitan, died Tuesday, June 6, 2006, in Capitan. He was born on Nov. 24, 1961, in Portales, to Sam and Lela Jo Townley. He moved to Capitan in 1971 and attended Capitan schools. He graduated in 1980. He attended New Mexico State University. He was employed as a plumber. Family […]

Ochoa, Hugo

Hugo Medrano Ochoa, 32, of Las Angeles, Calif., died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, in Clovis. Survivors include his parents, Manuel and Silvia Ochoa; two sisters, Consuelo and Karina Ochoa; nephews, Alex and Silvia Ochoa, all of Duarte, Calif; a fiancee, Sandra C. Valdez of Clovis; two sons, Hugo E. Ochoa of Clovis and Manuel Ochoa […]

Royse, Roma “Jean”

Roma “Jean” Royse, 75, of Clovis, died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born June 27, 1930, to Beauford A. and Eva Butler Bailey in North Hollywood, Calif. She married William J. Royse on April 8, 1950, in San Fernando Valley, Calif. She was retired from Farmer’s Insurance Group, where […]

June 4, 2006 Births

Bodee Aeson Bratcher was born March 25, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis to Matt and Adri Bratcher of Clovis He weighed 7 pounds, 3.4 ounces. He has a sister, Mattison, 4. Grandparents are Tim and Judy Bratcher of Bowie, Texas, and Jim and Jackie McElroy of Conchas Dam. Great-grandparents are Carl and […]

May 28, 2006 Births

Skillern Brodie Garibay Skillern was born May 21, 2006, to Ernie and Suzanne Skillern of Longbeach, Calif. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces. His grandparents are Ernie and Marion Skillern of Clovis, and Jerry and Bonnie Garibay of Longbeach, Calif. Great-grandmother is Mary Bogard.

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 […]

Westring, Neal

Neal J. Westring, 66, of Portales died Thursday, May 18, 2006, at his home. He was born April 15, 1940, in Kanosh, Utah, to Lenore and Harold D. Westring. He grew up in Lehi, Utah. He joined the Navy at 16. He married Jean Scherer on June 16, 1962, in San Diego. He met his […]

Bradley, William

William L. (Bill) Bradley, 86, of Portales died Friday, May 12, 2006, at his home. He was born June 2, 1919, near Lake Arthur to Gertrude and Walter Leo Bradley. He attended school in the early grades in Lake Arthur before the family moved to Portales. He graduated from Portales High School in 1937. He […]

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 […]

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. […]

Whitaker-Miller, Elaine

Elaine Marie Whitaker-Miller, 66, of Clovis, died Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. Born April 19, 1939, to Harold and Iva Livermore, she lived in Newberry Springs, Calif., for eight years and retired from Desert Springs RV Park in Daggett, Calif. She lived in Clovis for the last 12 years. Family members […]

Jenkins, Henry

Henry Jenkins, 85, of Portales, died Sunday, March 19, 2006, at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock. Born June 3, 1920, in Berkeley, Calif., to Nettie and Oliver Lloyd Jenkins, he grew up in Berkeley and attended his first two years of college there. He transferred to Oakland Tech, where he completed an engineering degree. He married […]

Darrow, Harold “Tex”

Harold “Tex” Darrow of Santa Cruz, Calif., died Feb. 25, 2006, in Santa Cruz, Calif. A Shamrock, Texas, native, he lived in Santa Cruz, Calif., for more than 50 years. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Yorktown in the Pacific during the Korean War. A member of the National Association of Retired […]

Williams, Venediza “Bennie” “Dee”

Venediza Maria “Bennie” “Dee” Williams, 82, of Clovis, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, at her home. She was born July 9, 1923, to Juanita Montoya and Isaac Castillo in Dawson. She married Jerry Williams. She was a motel manager in California and homemaker. Family members said she loved her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and her […]

Hough, Susie

Susie Hough, 96, of Melrose died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born May 12, 1909, in Haskell County, Texas, to James R. and Ollie Hill. She sold insurance, collected bills for the Rural Electric Company, operated the local motor vehicle office and was a notary public. The […]

Vinassa, Viola “Vi”

Viola “Vi” Vinassa, 68, of Norfork, Ark., died Monday, Feb. 20, 2006. She was born March 20, 1937, in Broadview to Tom and Cecil Webb. She married Remo “Ray” Vinassa on Jan. 18, 1964, in Las Vegas, Nev. Family members said she enjoyed bowling, quilting and feeding and watching wildlife from her home on the […]

Owens, Michael

Michael Owens, 58, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006, in Clovis. He was a native of Fort Worth, Texas, and had lived in New Mexico for the past six years. He attended Trimble Tech High School and Tarrant County Junior College. He had been a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Fort Worth before moving […]

Mark Tucker

Mark Tucker, 55, of Temecula, Calif., died Sept. 8, 2005. He was born and raised in Clovis. He spent the latter years of his life in California where he was a western-wear salesman and store owner. He was preceded in death by his father, Leroy Tucker. He is survived by a son, Jason Tucker (and […]

Richardson, Wanda

Wanda Mae Richardson, 72, of Tehachapi, Calif., died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006. She was born July 15, 1933, in Radon, Okla., to Charles and Lily Barker. She was preceded in death by her husband Arval Richardson. She is survived by a brother, Virgil Barker (and wife, Hazel) of Fresno, Calif.; a stepson, J.T. Richardson of […]

Teti, Francis

Professor Francis Michael Teti, 68, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006, in Portales. He was born on Feb. 5, 1937, in Utica, N.Y., to Frank T. and Nella Teti. He spent his 36-year professional career as a professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate school in Monterey, Calif., where he also served as acting […]