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 […]