Sommerville, Betty

Betty Sommerville Services: Have been held. Mrs. Betty Sommerville, 71, of Clovis, died Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, at her home. She was born on Sept. 29, 1932, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Alma and Alonzo Harter. She attended school in Des Moines. She married Larry G. Sommerville on Nov. 21, 1956, in Las Vegas, Nev. […]

8/15/04 Honors

Guillermo Chrisalbeth J. Guillermo is a recipient of the fourth annual Scholarship for Military Children Program awarded at Cannon Air Force Base Commissary. This scholarship was initiated in 2000 to award scholarships to graduating high school seniors or college-enrolled students. Guillermo is the daughter of Alpha and Cris Guillermo of Vallejo, Calif., and is enrolled […]

Griffin, Calvin D. Jr.

Calvin D. Griffin Jr. Services: Have been held. Mr. Calvin D. Griffin Jr., 19, of Portales, died Sunday, July 25, 2004, in Las Vegas, Nev. He was born on Oct. 10, 1984, in Montebello, Calif., to Raquel Soto and Calvin D. Griffin. He lived in Alhambra, Calif., until 1990, when they moved to Tujunga, Calif. […]

Gonzalez, Ventura

Ventura Gonzalez Services: Have been held. Ventura “Vic” Gonzalez, 65, of Clovis, died Thursday, July 8, 2004, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Aug. 15, 1938, in Clearwater, Calif., to Manuel and Manuela Armenta Gonzalez. He married Yuriko Iwasaki on Nov. 10, 1960, in Sapporo, Japan. He retired from being a […]

Richardson, Bertha

Bertha Richardson Services: Have been held. Bertha Joan Hernandez Richardson, 50, of formerly of Fort Sumner, died Wednesday, June 23, 2004, in Seattle. She was born on Dec. 21, 1953, in Fort Sumner, to Carlos and Pauline Hernandez. She was raised in San Mateo, Calif. She graduated from Hillsdale High School in San Mateo in […]

Johnson, Ruth

Ruth Johnson Services: Have been held. Ms. Ruth Johnson, 54, of Portales, died Saturday morning, June 5, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on April 4, 1950, in Portales to Verna May and John L. Feland. Ms. Johnson lived in Portales until 1975 when she moved to Clovis. In 1976, she […]

Raybourn, Claud

Claud Raybourn Services: Have been held. Claud William “Ray” Raybourn, 84, of Valley, Calif., died Sunday, May 30, 2004, in Mission Hills, Calif. He was born on July 10, 1919, in Clovis. He was an Air Force bomber pilot in World War II and the Korean War. He retired as a Major Colonel in 1960. […]

Zamora, Antonio

Antonio Zamora Services: Have been held. Mr. Antonio “Tony” Zamora, 89, of Portales, died Friday, May 21, 2004, at Doctor’s Medical Center in Modesto, Calif. He was born on May 2, 1915, in Fort Sumner, to Maria and Martin Zamora. He grew up in Ft. Sumner. He married Amelia Maestas on March 26, 1938, in […]

Ingle, Mildred

Mildred Ingle Services: Have been held. Mrs. Mildred Nymeyer Ingle, 92, of Reno, Nev., died Monday, May 17, 2004, in Reno. She was born on July 30, 1911, in Loving, to Bernice and Ora Nymeyer. She was a resident of Clovis for almost 60 years. She was a member of Central Baptist Church, worked for […]

Longridge, John

John Longridge Services: Have been held. John Charles Longridge, 66, of Sacramento, Calif., formerly of Clovis, died Friday, May 7, 2004, in Sacramento. He was born on Nov. 21, 1937, in El Paso, Texas, to Charles Albert and Margaret Jo Goins Longridge. Survivors include his wife, Gayle Longridge of Sacramento, Calif.; four children; and three […]

Rivera, Gilbert

Gilbert Rivera Services: Have been held. Mr. Gilbert G. Rivera, 84, of Portales, died early Saturday morning, May 8, 2004, at Heartland Continuing Care Center. He was born on Aug. 23, 1919, at Benavides, Texas, to Lucia and Epitacio Benavides Rivera. He grew up in Benavides where he was an active trumpet player, playing in […]

Former publisher named VP

CNJ Staff reports IRVINE, Calif. — The Community Newspapers Division of Freedom Communications, Inc. has named a former Clovis News Journal publisher its vice president in the Pacific Region. Julie Moreno will be responsible for overseeing Freedom’s community newspaper properties located in California and Arizona. She will also remain publisher of The Sun in Yuma, […]

Downie, Lorraine

Lorraine Downie Services: No services will be held. Mrs. Lorraine Kay Downie, 45, of Clovis, a homemaker, died Tuesday, May 18, 2004, at her home. She was born on May 1, 1959, in Los Angeles County, Calif., to Alonzo and Janice Sewell Lissick. She married Lee Downie on March 22, 1980, in California. She had […]

Queen, Dolores

Dolores M. Queen, 65, of Clovis died Saturday, April 3, 2004, at Lubbock Heart Hospital in Lubbock. She was born April 9, 1938, in Clovis to Bill and Julia Yslas Romero. She married John Queen on March 30, 1968, in Clovis. She was a homemaker and mother. She was a member at Our Lady of […]

Smith, Roy

Roy Smith Services: Have been held. Roy Smith, 76, of Amarillo, died Thursday, March 4, 2004, in Amarillo. He was born on April 12, 1927, in Downey, Calif., to Troy and Gladys Smith. He worked as a truck driver and a heavy equipment operator for many years. He was a veteran of World War II, […]

Casaus, Edward

Edward Casaus Services: Hve been held. Edward “Eddie” Casaus, 51, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 17, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on June 18, 1952, to John L. and Virginia Trujillo Casaus. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was discharged in 1974. He lived in Clovis, Los […]

Alires, Josefa

Josefa Angelina Alires Services: Have been held. Josefa Angelina Alires, 83, of La Puente, Calif., formerly of Clovis, died Thursday, April 8, 2004, at her son’s home in La Puente. She was born Feb. 2, 1921, in Santa Rosa to Salome and Victoria Chavez Garcia. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; […]

Reed, Helen

Helen Reed Services: Have been held. Helen B. Reed, age 61, of Puerto De Luna, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2004, at the Guadalupe County Hospital in Santa Rosa. She was born on Nov. 5, 1942, in Pastura, to Benito and Pablita Via Campos. She was raised and attended schools in Santa Rosa. Family members said […]

Endriss, Scott

Scott Endriss Services:Have been held. Scott Endriss, 37, of Clovis died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, in Needles, Calif. He was born March 4, 1966, in Tempe, Ariz. He married Debra Shields on Jan. 24, 2000, in Clovis. He was a carpenter and a member of the Fourth and Cameo Church of Christ. Survivors include his […]

Graham, Owen G.

Owen G. Graham Services have been held. Owen G. Graham, 71, of Boron, Calif., died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, in Lancaster, Calif. He was born on Jan. 31, 1933, to Jim and Pernie Graham in Amherst, Texas. He grew up in Clovis. He moved to Boron and was employed by U.S. Botox Mine as a […]