Rodriguez, Guillermo

Guillermo Rodriguez Services: Have been held. Mr. Guillermo M. Rodriguez, 78, of Bovina, died Thursday, June 10, 2004, at his home. He was born Aug. 25, 1925, in Dinero, Texas. He ws a longtime resident of Bovina, and a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ausencia Rodreguez. […]

Austin, Daniel P.

Daniel Patrick Austin Services: Have been held. Daniel Patrick Austin, 17, of Ruidoso, died Tuesday, June 22, 2004, in Ruidoso. He was born on Feb. 14, 1987, in Ruidoso, to Dan and Mary Austin. He was a lifetime resident of Ruidoso. He had just completed his junior year at Ruidoso High School. He played basketball, […]

Sandoval, Joe

Joe Sandoval Services: Have been held. Joe Ines “PePe” Sandoval, 89, of Clovis, died Monday, May 10, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on March 12, 1915, in Watrous, to Gabrael Sandoval and Grace Baca. He married Eloida Marie Saiz on Dec. 23, 1958, in Clovis. He worked for the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Crowning of Mary ritual has deep roots for Latin American Catholics

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The Rev. Sotero Sena of Our Lady of Guadalupe church arranges Easter lilies around the statue of the Virgin Mary on Wednesday at the church. (Photo by Eric Kluth) Darrell Todd Maurina Food, fun, games and a special Catholic Mass and procession through the streets will highlight next weekend for many in Clovis’ Hispanic community. […]

Ortiz, Emily

Emily Ortiz Services: Have been held. Mrs. Emily Ortiz, 79, of Hobbs, died Sunday, March 7, 2004, at the Good Samaritan Home in Hobbs. She was born on April 2, 1924, in Encino, to Sylviana and Jose Garcia. She married Andres Ortiz in 1943, in Encino. They moved to Portales a year later. She moved […]

Scouting for the Lord

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John Schonberger can often be found volunteering with his young charges in the Boy Scouts. Some of the boys created this poster for him, showing a mock tax form in which people list their filing status. (staff photo by Darrell Maurina) By Darrell Todd Maurina John Schonberger says he has a simple reason for being […]

Padilla, Felipe

Felipe Abenicio Padilla, 94, of Clovis died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Aug. 23, 1909, in Cuervo “Conant,” N.M., to Vences Lado and Cirilia Padilla. He married Leanor Maez on Oct. 11, 1937, in Santa Rosa. They came to Clovis in 1944, and he worked as […]

Griego, Josefita “FeFa”

Josefita “FeFa” Griego Services: Have been held. Josefita “FeFa” Griego, 83, of Clovis died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004, at her home. She was born Feb. 20, 1920, in Albuquerque to Margarito Estella Gallegos. She came to Clovis in 1932 and married Pedro Griego on Aug. 3, 1936, in Clovis. She was a homemaker and a […]

Martinez, Lola “Lolita”

Lola Martinez Services: Have been held. Lola “Lolita” Martinez, 41, of Clovis died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, at her home. She was born on April 7, 1962, in Muleshoe, to Guadalupe and Sara Castillo Martinez. She came to Clovis in 1990. She worked as a meat trimmer for Excel Meat Packing and at Blancha’s Crafts. […]

Martinez, Lola “Lolita”

Lola “Lolita” Martinez Services: Have been held. Lola “Lolita” Martinez, 41, of Clovis died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, at her home. She was born on April 7, 1962, in Muleshoe, to Guadalupe and Sara Castillo Martinez. She came to Clovis in 1990. She worked as a meat trimmer for Excel Meat Packing and at Blancha’s […]

Chaplain preaches Catholicism at Cannon

By Darrell Todd Maurina When Cannon Air Force Base Chaplain (Capt.) Glenn Jarman arrived this past summer for a 120-day tour of duty at an Air Force base in Pakistan that hosts the Predator reconnaissance and attack drones, he received a harsh greeting from those on the other side of the plane doors: “Welcome to […]

Miracles come in all sizes

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Steve Friskup of Muleshoe is a cowboy preacher and livestock auctioneer. CNJ file photo By Darrell Todd Maurina Sister Rose Urban, pastoral associate at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Clovis, believes in miracles. Urban is hoping to see God heal Father Edward Rivera — an Albuquerque priest who is suffering from cancer — […]

Area churches plan special services

CNJ STAFF REPORTS Many churches in and around Clovis are conducting special services today for Christmas Eve, or on Christmas Day. Here is a partial list of area services, listed by time. Today St. James Episcopal Church, 12th and Main. 5 p.m. candlelight service. (Also 8 p.m.) Details: 763-4638. Sacred Heart Catholic Community, 911 Merriwether. […]

Trujillo, Mark Sr.

Mark Trujillo Sr. Services: Have been held. Mr. Mark Anthony Trujillo Sr., 47, of Clovis, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, at Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo. He was born on May 7, 1956, in Clovis, to Tommy and Helen Garcia Trujillo. He was a lifetime resident of Clovis and graduated from Clovis High School. He […]

Lujan, Anthony

Anthony D. Lujan, 20, a student at Clovis Community College, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2003, at his home in Clovis. Mr. Lujan was born March 12, 1983, in Clovis to Chris and Mary Griego Lujan. He lived in Clovis eight years before moving to Albuquerque. He returned to Clovis in 2001 after graduating from Highland […]

Villanes, Adele

Adele Villanes Services: Have been held. Mrs. Adele “Checho” Villanes, 50, of Clovis, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Oct. 29, 1952, in Carlsbad. She had been a resident of Clovis the past five years, moving to Clovis from Carlsbad where she lived […]

Monarrez, Maria

Maria Monarrez Services: Have been held. Maria Raquel Monarrez, 64, of Texico, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2003, at her home. She was born Aug. 16, 1939, in San Jose, Durango, Mexico, to Jose and Josefa Enriquez Barraza. She married Vicente Monarrez in 1960 in Santa Barbara, Chihuahua, Mexico. She was housewife, a member of San […]

Reynolds, Frances

Frances Reynolds Services: Have been held. Mrs. Frances Ann Reynolds, 83, of Amarillo, died Friday, June 20, 2003, in Amarillo. She was born in 1919, and she moved to Clovis in 1939 after graduating from Hereford High School. She met her husband, Jim, in Clovis and they married in 1943. She was a member of […]