Johnson, Laverna B.

Laverna Beth Johnson, 71, of Costa Mesa, Calif., died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, Calif. She was born Sept. 29, 1934, in Clovis. She grew up in the Oklahoma Lane community and attended schools in Oklahoma Lane and Farwell, where she graduated in 1953. She moved with her family to […]

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 […]

Mildred L. Marks

Mrs. Mildred L. Marks, 82, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005 at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on April 13, 1923, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to Ollie and Hiram Minick. She married Charles Briggs Marks on Feb. 14, 1944, in Treasure Island, Calif. She grew up in Portales and graduated from Portales High […]

Prewitt, Jack

Jack Prewitt, 65, of Portales, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born March 9, 1940, in Midwest City, Okla., to Edith and John F. Prewitt. He grew up in North Hollywood, Calif., where family members said he attended high school with singer Ricky Nelson and other notables.  He […]

Walker, George W.

George W. Walker, 80, of Portales, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005 at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born April 1, 1925, in Yuma, Ariz., to Marie and James Walker. He was the son of Scottish immigrants. He grew up in Coronado, Calif., where the family raised polo ponies and operated the stables at […]

Laura McNaughton

Laura McNaughton, 30, of Clovis, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005, in Clovis. She was born Aug. 24, 1975, in San Diego to David and Maria “Lucky” Moreno Beardmore. She moved to Clovis in August 2002. She was currently working at the Rib Crib and was a student at Wayland Baptist, where she was working toward […]

Lavender, Mary

Mary Lavender, 68, of Cerritos, Calif., died Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at her home. She was born July 28, 1937. Survivors include her husband, John G. Lavender; a son, Joe G. Lavender of Melrose; a daughter, Cindy Lavender of Cerritos, Calif.; a brother, Joe H. Richards of Clovis; and three grandchildren, J.B., Jessica and Victoria. […]

2/4 Hometown heroes

Rodriguez Army National Guard Sgt. First Class Ernest S. Rodriguez is a member of the 115 Area Support Group based in Roseville, Calif. The group has deployed to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Rodriguez, an automated logistical specialist, has served in the military for 23 years. He is the son of […]

Eck, Ala

Ala Eck, 91, of Portales died Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at her residence. She was born March 4, 1914, in Amarillo to Zeddie and J.B. Turner. She attended school in Portales. She married Delos E. Eck in November 1929. The couple worked together they lived and worked in West Texas and eastern New Mexico for […]

Perry Jr, Alfred “Al”

Alfred Robert ‘Al’ Perry Jr., 67, of Clovis, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005, at his home in Clovis. He was born March 11, 1938, to Alfred Robert and Nora Lalley Perry in San Francisco. He graduated from George Washington High School in San Francisco. He attended college at San Jose State, Hayward State, and Eastern […]

Bowers, Charles R.

Charles R. Bowers, 69, of Farwell, died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2005, at Lubbock Heart Hospital in Lubbock. He married Belva Christian in 1963 in Englewood, Calif. He was a resident of the Farwell area for the past 13 years. He moved there from Lindsay, Calif. He retired from Clovis Public Schools as a custodian in […]

Miller, Patsy (Haws)

Patsy Ruth (Haws) Miller, 75, of Clovis, died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, at her home in Clovis. She was born May 4, 1930, in Clay Center, Kan., to Merna and Virgil Haws. She graduated from Clay County Community High School in 1948. She married Robert D. Miller (Bob) and she spent 30 years as a […]

Patterson, Valerie R. “Ge Ge”

Valerie Rose “Ge Ge” Patterson, 74, of Clovis died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Nursing Home in Clovis from breast cancer. She was born Jan. 19, 1931 to Paul and Julia Swantek Kolosky in Sturgeon Lake, Minn. She married Donald Patterson on Sept. 13,1952 in Sturgeon Lake. They lived in many places as […]

Robert “Bob” C. Stephens

Robert “Bob” C. Stephens, 76, of Borger, Texas, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, in Borger, Texas. He was born Jan. 31, 1929, in Belen. He had been a Borger resident for three and a half years. He was a sheriff in Curry County and a Baptist. He retired from the U.S. Navy. Survivors include five sons, […]

Elliott, Harold

Mr. Harold “Bud” Elliott, 73, of Portales, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, at Lubbock Heart Hospital in Lubbock. He was born Dec. 24, 1931, in Miami County, Kan., to Ellis Lucille and Harold Francis Elliott. He grew up in Drexel, Mo., and graduated from Drexel High School. He received his bachelor’s degree from Baker University. […]

Weddings: Grau-Byrem (11/13 week)

Meghan Aleese Grau of Clovis and Lt. Blair William Byrem IV of Clovis were joined in marriage on Aug. 5, 2005, at Quail Run in Santa Fe. The Rev. Rody Chesser performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Wesley and Elnabeth Grau of Grady. She is the granddaughter of Madie Teel and the […]

Terrance John “Terry” Haun

Terrance John “Terry” Haun, 63, of Clovis, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2005, at his home in Clovis. He was born April 16, 1942, to Leland Tague and Iva Ellen Roll Haun in Fresno, Calif. He was a self-employed classic car restorer and avid hot rod builder. He was preceded in death by his parents and […]

Anniversaries, birthdays, engagements, weddings, births and honors

Engagements McDonald/Moreno Kristie McDonald and Rick Moreno, both of Clovis, announce their engagement and approaching marriage. The groom is the son of Pat Moreno, of Clovis and Rick Moreno of California. The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. on Oct. 8, 2005, at the Sunken Gardens. The reception will follow the ceremony. The bride-elect […]

Brockoff, Henry

Henry Brockoff Services: No services are planned at this time. Mr. Henry “Hank” Brockoff, 78, of Portales, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005, at his home. He was born on Oct. 22, 1926, in Green Isle, Minn., to Pauline and Albert Brockoff. He lived in the area around Green Isle until 1950 when he entered the […]

8/14 Engagements, Club Notes

House/Johnson Sandi House of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Michele Leigh House of Hobbs, to Gary Michael Johnson, of Hobbs, son of James and Mary Gallegos of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. on Sept. 10, 2005, at the Sunken Gardens in Hillcrest Park. The reception will […]