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Barela Eugene and Esperanza Barela of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at La Casa Sena Cantina in Santa Fe. The dinner will be hosted by the Barela children: Patricia, Simon, Matthew, Mario and Mark. Reservations can be made at www.lacasasena.com. The couple was married Feb. 17, 1961, in Santa […]

Nov. 20, 1926

W.C. Estes returned from Santa Fe, where he went to a meeting of the board of directors of the New Mexico Automobile Club. … City commissioners made plans to pave the streets of Clovis. … The City Drug Co. sold the “Eugene Wave” hair permanent for women.

May 10, 1932

Tom Carlyle, a fourth-grade student at Eugene Field school, submitted the winning slogan in a school safety contest: “Be careful, not dareful.” His cash prize was $2.50. … A Lucky Strike cigarette advertisement asked “Do you inhale?” … High school graduation was scheduled for 88 Clovis High seniors. The ceremony took place at the armory.

April 14, 1951

Coach Rock Staubus was near death at Clovis Memorial Hospital following a heart attack and stroke. He died a week later at age 51. … Eugene Field school awarded athletic letters to 28 boys in grades four through six. … Joe Borrego, Willard Ehrhardt and Pat Randall, all Chicago Cubs farm hands, were getting ready […]

4-9 Anniversaries

Barela Eugene and Esperanza Barela of Clovis will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary at 6:00 p.m. on April 15 at the American Legion Post 25 with family and friends. The celebration will be hosted by Patricia Lindsey and husband Herbert, Simon Barela and wife Maria, Matthew Barela of Clovis, Mario Barela and wife Maria (Rosie) […]

Brewer, Margaret

Mrs. Margaret Ann Riley Brewer, 66, of Clovis, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2006, at her home. She was born March 13, 1939, in Clovis, to Leo Riley and Alice Riley Yourell. She married Bill Brewer on Aug. 4, 1956, in Clovis. She began a career at the Foxy Drive-In restaurant as a car-hop and later […]

Carter, Eugene “Gene”

Eugene “Gene” Carter, 67, of Roswell, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. He was born March 8, 1938, in Portales, to Louis and Elizabeth McClain Carter. He married Linda Woody on Sept. 16, 1991, in Roswell. He was a paint contractor and owned and operated the Gene Carter Airless Repair. […]

James “Papa” Vallejo

James “Papa” Vallejo, 37, of Portales, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005, in Portales. He was born Aug. 29, 1968, in Fostoria, Ohio, to Evangelina and Eugene Vallejo. He grew up and attended school in Portales. He worked as a bricklayer with his brother-in-law for the past two years. Family members said he enjoyed watching old […]

Baglien, Christopher E. “Chris”

Christopher Eugene “Chris” Baglien, 48, of Clovis, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005 at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Dec. 25, 1956, to Eugene and Anne White Baglien in Wimpole, England. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1975. He married Trudy Wiggins on March 15, 1980 in Clovis. He was a […]

Garner, Eugene

Eugene Garner Services: Private Mr. Eugene “Bud” Garner, 93, of Clovis died Friday, Sept. 2, 2005, at his daughter’s residence in Clovis. He was born Oct. 29, 1911, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to J. F. and Buelah Garner. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and several brothers and sisters. He is […]

Palady, Eugene

Eugene Palady Services: Have been held. Mr. Eugene “Gene” Palady, 80, of Clovis, died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005, at Baptist Saint Anthony’s Hospice in Amarillo. He was born on Feb. 24, 1925, in Vermont, to Margaret and Frank Palady Sr. He married Pauline Martel on Oct. 12, 1949, in Vermont. They moved to New Mexico […]

Foster , Eugene

Eugene Foster Services:Have been held. Eugene Foster, 62 of Clovis, died Friday, April 22, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on May 17, 1942, in Coolie, Texas, to Otis and Arnetta Moore Foster. He was a supervisor for the Head Start program in Albuquerque for 10 years. Family members said […]

Wallis, Eugene

Services: Have been held. Mr. Eugene Wallis, 40, of Portales, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Aug. 3, 1963, in Tulsa, Okla., to the Rev. Hugh and Mary Wallis. His family moved to Portales in 1975. He was a 1982 graduate of Portales High School, where […]

Brown, Eugene

Eugene Brown Services: Have been held. Mr. Eugene Wayland Brown, 90, of Clovis, died Monday, May 17, 2004, at his home. He was born on March 13, 1914, in Tulsa, Okla., to Eli and Jennie Brown. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Violet Brown of Clovis; three children, Odelsa […]

Echelbarger, Wayne Eugene

Wayne Eugene Echelbarger Services: Have been held. Wayne Eugene Echelbarger, 82, of Clovis died Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare. He was born Oct. 13, 1921, in Yorktown, Ill., to Jess Lee and Ida Elsie Williford Echelbarger. Family members said he served in the U.S. Army during World War II and fought at […]

Pearson, L. Eugene

L. Eugene Pearson Services: Will be held at a later date. L. Eugene Pearson, 75, of Clovis died Saturday Jan. 17, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born Jan. 19, 1928, in rural Osage County, Kan., to Fred and Ora Brown Pearson. He graduated from the eighth grade at the Pant Teg […]