Education Feature: Teacher paints her way into retirement

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Deanna Coffman cleans out her files as she prepares for retirement from teaching art, photography and ceramics at Clovis High School. Coffman also taught in several other school districts in New Mexico and Texas. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer When school bells rang a few weeks ago signaling the […]

Viva H. Coffman

Viva H. Coffman, 88, of Clovis died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare. She was born Dec. 2, 1917, in Cameron (Wheatland) to Lee and Georgia Williamson Hutchison. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arthur Coffman; three sisters, Katy Reed, Mattie Bryant and Nancy Sells; and a brother, Roy […]

Coffman, Kathryn

Kathryn Coffman Services: Have been held. Kathryn Coffman, 91, of Portales, died Wednesday April 13, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on August 4, 1913, in Red River County, Texas, to Nellie and George T. Hale. She married Leslie Worth Coffman on Nov. 29, 1936, in Portales. She grew up […]

Coffman, Frankie Gordon

Frankie Gordon Coffman Services: Have been held. Mr. Frankie Gordon Coffman, 65, of Farwell, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004, at the University Medical Center in Lubbock. He graduated in 1958 from Friona High School and attended West Texas State University. He was a resident of Farwell for many years, where he was employed at the […]

Allen, Bernice

Bernice Allen Services: Have been held. Mrs. Bernice Allen, 88, of Portales died Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born on March 17, 1915, in Comanche, Texas, to Ellen and C.C. Westfall. While she was in grade school, the family moved to Dexter. Then they moved to Portales where she […]

Coffman, Maggie

Maggie Coffman Services: Have been held. Mrs. Maggie Armstrong Coffman of Clovis died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born on July 9, 1917, in Hollene, to Albert and Emma Bales Chandler. She grew up and went to school in Hollene. She married Ules Armstrong on Sept. 29, 1934. They […]

Coffman, Wannie

Wannie Coffman Services: Have been held. Wannie Chloe Caughran Coffman, 89, of Albuquerque, died Thursday, May 29, 2003. She was born on Dec. 5, 1913, in Munday, Texas. She moved to Grady in a covered wagon when she was 18 months old. She married Morton Coffman on Dec. 24, 1939. They moved to Dove Creek, […]