Fenn, Dorthy

Dorthy Fenn, 84, of Clovis, died Sunday, April 30, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born Jan. 11, 1922, in Haskell County, Texas, to G. W. and Bertie Sanders Alexander. She moved to Clovis in 1942. She married Ira Clifton Fenn, and had one son and two daughters. She co-owned Sunshine Nursery […]

Martinez, Guadalupe

Guadalupe Martinez, 82, of Texico, died Sunday, April 23, 2006, at his home in Texico. He was born Dec. 12, 1923, in San Marcos, Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico, to Francisco and Maria Martinez. He was married to Catalina Martinez for 52 years. He was a longtime resident of Texico. He was preceded in death by his […]

Bennett, Kate

Kate Bennett, 94, of Portales died Friday, March 10, 2006, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born June 7, 1911, in Franklin County, Texas, to Dollie and Robert E. Thurman, and had 11 brothers and sisters. She lived her entire life in west Texas and eastern New Mexico.  On Aug. 31, 1932, in […]

Rowlett, Wanda

Wanda F. Rowlett, 65, of Florence, Texas, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005 at Scott & White Hospital in Temple, Texas. She was born April 2, 1940, in Austin, Texas. She married Joe Rowlett in Portales on July 15, 1978. She made her home in Florence, Texas, for a number of years. Family members said was […]

Russell, Richard “Rick”

Richard “Rick” Russell, 46, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005, at his home in Clovis. He was born Sept. 20, 1959, in Clovis to James R. and Jessie L. Russell. He was of the Baptist Faith. He worked as a diesel mechanic and owned “Russell’s Truck Repair.” Family members said he enjoyed hunting, fishing, […]

Oscar Whitworth Jr.

Mr. Oscar Whitworth, Jr., 88, of Portales, died Sept. 28, 2005 in Santa Fe. He was born Nov. 3, 1916 in Kaufman County, Texas, to Myrtie and Oscar Whitworth. He served in the Pacific Theater during WWII and was a Phillips 66 gas and oil distributor in Portales for 35 years. He was preceded in […]

Coronado, Antonio

Antonio Coronado Services: Have been held. Antonio Griego “Tony” Coronado, 88, of Clovis, died Sunday, April 17, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on June 5, 1916, in Puerto de Luna, to Juan and Adelina Griego Coronado. He married Josie R. Rivera in 1992 in Clovis. He was a section […]

Salaz, Feliz

Feliz Salaz Services: Have been held. Feliz Salaz, 82, of Portales, died Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at her home. She was born on Nov. 25, 1922, in Chaperito, to Juanita and Miguel Lucero. She married Ernesto Salaz on Dec. 8, 1945, in Chaperito. They made their home in Trementina, until 1947 when they moved to […]

Gallegos, Fidelia

Fidelia Gallegos Services: Have been held. Fidelia Garcia Gallegos, 92, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Dec. 5, 1912, in Villa Nueva, to Porfirio and Petrita Madrid Garcia. She married Adolfo Gallegos on Aug. 29, 1934, in Villa Nueva, and moved to Clovis in 1951. […]

Buchwald, Daisie

Daisie Buchwald Services: Have been held. Daisie Lorena Buchwald, 95, of Santa Fe, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at El Castillo Nursing Home in Santa Fe. She was born on Jan. 12, 1910, in Roosevelt County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ollie Buchwald. Survivors include a son, Lloyd Buchwald of Santa Fe; […]

Taylor, Ira Lindell

Ira Lindell Taylor Services: Have been held. Ira Lindell Taylor, 85, of Clovis, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at Laural Plains Healthcare in Clovis. He was born on Nov. 13, 1919, in Nashville, Ark., to Charles Columbus and Flora Bell Laurent Taylor. He was an engineer for AT&SF Railroad for 37 years retiring in 1984, […]

Rodriguez, Sally

Sally Rodriguez Services: A memorial service will be planned for a later date. Sally Rodriguez, 68, of Portales, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Dec. 22, 1936, in Artesia, to Victoria and Trinilado Rodriguez. She grew up in the Artesia area. In 1965 she moved to […]

Happy New Year, baby: Two cousins were the first Clovis babies of 1980

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer It was New Year’s Eve, 1980. Kerry Parks called her mom around midnight to tell her that her water broke. That’s when she got the news. Her then sister-in-law, Francee Garcia, was already at the hospital, and she was also in labor. “When she told me that Francee was […]

Giving thanks is a genuine debt we owe to God

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local Columnist If we wish to absolutely ensure that we will never be thankful people, that we will always be morose and bitter, self-centered and utterly miserable; the very best way to successfully sabotage our own happiness is to always center on our own rights, avoiding any thought of our own […]

Garcia, Donato Maes Sr.

Donato Maes Garcia Sr. Services: Have been held. Donato Maes Garcia Sr., 80, of Clovis, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, at his home. He was born on May 22, 1924, in Boreca. He worked many years for Malcolm and Michael Garrett as foreman for Garrett Farms. He was preceded in death by his parents; five […]

When in doubt, keep it to yourself

Grant McGee, Local Columnist There’s a John Mayer song called “Daughters” that includes the words “… fathers be good to your daughters.” It was in my head when I gave my oldest daughter some advice that may have been too blunt. From North Carolina came the news through the family grapevine that No. 1 Daughter […]

Haney, Tommy

Tommy Haney Services: Have been held. Mr. Tommy L. Haney, 64, of Lubbock, died Wednesday, May 5, 2004, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Feb. 24, 1940. He had lived in Clovis for many years where he worked in music and entertainment and for the Pepsi Cola company. He traveled as […]

Archibeque, Gene

Gene Archibeque Services: Have been held. Gene Archibeque, 42, of Clovis, died Tuesday, April 13, 2004, in Springfield, Mo. He was born on Aug. 17, 1961, in Vaughn, to Tom and Victoria Sisneros Archibeque. He married Cendy Swift in Clovis. Family members said he enjoyed race car driving, drawing and mechanic work, but most of […]

Lucero, Charlie

Charlie Lucero Services: Have been held. Mr. Charlie Lucero, 81, of Portales, died Sunday, March 7, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Feb. 6, 1923, in Trementina, to Juliana and Gaspar Lucero. He married Julia Urioste on Nov. 28, 1946, in Clovis. They moved to Portales in 1951. He […]

Ladd, Edythe B.

Edythe B. Ladd Services: Will be held at a later date. Edythe B. Ladd, 94, of Clovis, a registered nurse, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on Dec. 11, 1909, in Hinesburg, Vt., to William and Harriet Barker. She graduated from Burlington High School in 1928 and […]