Dassero, Richard D.

Richard D. Dassero, 55, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died Monday, June 19, 2006. He was born April 14, 1951, in Norfolk, Neb., and grew up in Colorado Springs. He attended Palmer High School and graduated from Colorado Technical University with a bachelor’s degree. A 20-year veteran of the Air Force, he retired to Colorado Springs […]

Bailey, Harvey

Harvey Ray Bailey, 65, of Temple, Texas, died Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at Scott and White Hospital in Temple. He was born Aug. 12, 1940, in Newkirk to J.C. and Hattie Bailey. He was a graduate of Fort Sumner High School and the Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs, Colo. He married Patricia Louise Lindsey […]

Skarda, Gregory

Gregory A.F. Skarda, 50, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 15, 2006, at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. He was born on April 7, 1956, in Clovis. After graduating from Clovis High School, he attended the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley where he majored in business. He was a Commissioned National Bank Examiner for the […]

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 […]

Hailey, LaVerne

LaVerne E. Hailey, 72, of Clovis, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006, at her home. She was born July 26, 1933, to Edward and Margaret Morgan Stacey in Hillside, Colo. She married James Hailey on June 6, 1954, in Westcliffe, Colo. She was a telephone operator for Mountain Bell in Pueblo, Colo., and later in Clovis. […]

Johnson, Edith

Edith M. Johnson, 85, of Friona, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006, at Prairie Acres Nursing Home in Friona.  She was born April 5, 1920, in Ringling, Okla., to David and Eva Blanche (Collier) Moseley. Moving from Oklahoma, she lived in Friona for 79 years. She married Herschel Winston Johnson on Sept. 26, 1942, in Clovis. […]

Peters Jr., J. D.

J. D. Peters Jr., 87, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006, in Lubbock. He was born to John and Beatrice Peters on Nov. 5, 1918, in Carnegie, Okla., and moved to this area with his family in 1929. He graduated from high school at Farwell in 1935. He entered the U.S. Army in March 1941. He […]

Evelyn V. Spell

Evelyn V. Spell, 77, of Clovis died on Monday, Jan. 30, 2006, at Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital in Denver, Colo. She was born Jan. 31, 1928, in Field to E. B. and Burness McDaniel Gibbs. She married Glen Spell on Jan. 27, 1947. She was a member of 16th and Pile Church of Christ. Family […]

Chapin, Carolyn

Carolyn Maria Chapin, 51, of Melrose, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006. She was born Aug. 24, 1954, in Roswell, to Grover and Pearl Richardson. She married Marvin Chapin on Nov. 27, 1984, in Roswell. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, who was the only constant in her family’s life, family members said. […]

Dunsmoor, Elmer

Elmer Edward Dunsmoor, 77, of Clovis, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. He was born Jan. 15, 1928, to John Dunsmoor and Opal Moore, in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He married Phyllis Adella Woodcock. He worked as a postal clerk. He was a farmer. He retired from the U.S. Navy and served […]

Bunke, Juanita

Juanita F. Bunker, 81, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 13, 1924, to Fred and Cora Devinnia Underhill, in Moffet, Colo. She married Elmer Bunker May 13, 1945, in Taos. She was a business manager and co-owner of Elmer Bunker and Associates auction sales. She […]

Rich, Raymond J.

Raymond Jack Rich, 80, of Florence, Colo. died Monday, Nov. 7, 2005, at Hildebrand Care Center in Canon City, Colo. following an illness. He was born Feb. 18, 1925, in Childress, Texas, to George Archie Rich and the former Georgia A. Turrentine. He attended school at Welmon, Texas. He married Marie Erven on Aug. 11, […]

Morris, John R.

John Robert Morris, 79, of Clovis, died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Dec. 6, 1925, in Greeley, Colo., to Leon Ernest and Cora Edith Moon Morris. He graduated from Trinidad High School in Colorado. He was drafted into the Army and served as a private […]

Denton, William T.

William Travis “W.T.” “Bill” Denton, 87, of Logan, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005 at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Nov. 8, 1917 to Thomas and Sally Kerbo Denton in Mangum, Okla. After completing eighth grade in Mangum in the 1930’s, he helped on the family farm, and then worked in fruit […]

Carlisle, James W.

James William Carlisle, 57, of Commerce City, Colo. died Monday, Oct. 3, 2005. He was born May 17, 1948, in Portales to James and Etna Carlisle. He married Diana McCauley March 28, 1970. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a diesel mechanic. Family members said he enjoyed hunting, fishing and being with his family. […]

Russell, Geneva

Geneva Russell, 90, formerly of Clovis, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005, at Clare Bridge in Highlands Ranch, Colo., where she lived for the last two years. She was born April 24, 1915, in Harrisburg, Mo. When she was four, her father bought a farm and moved the family to La Junta, Colorado. She graduated from […]

Nash, Leon

Leon Palmer Nash, 94, of Clovis died Friday, Sept. 9, 2005, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. He was born April 2, 1911, in Floyd to James Postell and Ida Bell (Dorsey) Nash. He attended school in Floyd, graduating in 1928. He attended Texas Tech in Lubbock for two years. He married Mildred Bell Key […]

Garza, Beverly S.

Beverly Sue Garza Services: Have already been held. Beverly Sue Garza, 35, of Ellicott, Colo., died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005, in a car accident in Colorado Spring, Colo. She was born Aug. 28, 1969, to Robert and Angie (Jimenez) Sanchez in Tucumcari. Survivors include her parents; two sons, Robert Gonzales and Tony Garza Jr., both […]

George Bradburn

Sharna Johnson Navy “Seabees” were always stationed alongside the Marines… Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. George Bradburn Date of birth: Jan. 15, 1925 Dates of service: June 25, 1943 […]

Vance , Virginia L.

Virginia Lou Littlefield Vance Services: Have been held. Virginia Lou Littlefield Vance, 72, of Conifer, Colo., died June 29, 2005. She was born on Feb. 28, 1933, in Clovis. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1950. She lived in Conifer, Colo., for more 30 years and took an active interest in community affairs. She […]