Gonzales, Fred

Fred Gonzales, 84, of El Paso, Texas, died Tuesday, May 23, 2006, in El Paso, Texas. He was born Nov. 17, 1921, to Dimas and Virginia Gonzales in Elida, where he grew up and attended schools. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Severiana (Cleo) Contreras in El Paso, where […]

Schaap, Fred

Fred Schaap, 74, of Farwell died Thursday, April 27, at Farwell Convalescent Center. Mr. Schaap was born March 8, 1932, in Terkaple, Fr., Netherlands. He immigrated to the United States on March 31, 1947. He was preceded in death by his parents, Shirley and Ids S. Schaap. Survivors include two sisters, Jennie (and husband Louie) […]

Local spent time as captive of Germans in WWI

By Don McAlavy: Curry historian Fred M. Davis received a notice from the Curry County draft board on Oct. 17, 1917. He was to go to Camp Funston, Kan., for induction. One of his orders, in handwriting on the notice, was to “bring an easy pair of shoes.” The data herein was researched by Juanita […]

Birdsong, Nilen E. “Bird”

Nilen Ellis “Bird” Birdsong, 73, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, at his home in Clovis. He was born Jan. 8, 1932, in Hooks, Texas, to Fred and Beaula Triple Birdsong. He married Setsuko “Miko” Tomikawa Sept. 21, 1960, in Okinawa. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1973 as a tech sergeant. […]

Fred J. “Coach” Hinger

Fred J. “Coach” Hinger, 96, of Albuquerque, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2005, in Albuquerque. He was born Dec. 28, 1908. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Willie Terrell Hinger; a sister, Ruth Condit, and several nieces and nephews Cremation has taken place. Arrangements are by French Mortuary in Albuquerque.

Wilson Fred Gisler

Wilson Fred Gisler Services: 2 p.m Saturday at St. James Episcopal Church. Mr. Wilson Fred Gisler, 92, of Peoria, Ariz., died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005, in Encore Senior Village in Peoria, Ariz. He was born March 7, 1913, in Mission Valley, Texas, to John L. and Rosa Maurer Gisler. He married Betty Lou Washington in […]

Riley, Patrick Fred

Patrick Fred Riley Services: Have been held. Patrick Fred Riley, 83, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005, in Irving, Texas. He was born Feb. 9, 1921, in Big Springs, Texas, to Jerry Scott Sr. and Ima Orene Walker Riley. He married Jean Hancock on Jan. 31, 1953, in Weatherford, Texas. He was preceded in death by […]

It’s firklytootling time again in Santa Fe

Bob Huber: CNJ columnist In case you haven’t noticed, the Legislature is firklytootling again up north, which brings to mind a political alert for all citizens of New Mexico: “Stay in the roundhouse, Nellie. The senator can’t corner you there.” I had occasion to spend several character-building years in that round building we call the […]

Actor relates story of Friday night fight at Edd’s Bar

Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist This is a story a local actor named Fred told me. “It started as fun at Edd’s Bar north of Clovis. Playing pool, having a few beers, with three of my friends from the Caprock Amphitheater after a hard day of rehearsal. I was a young man then, not quite of […]

Henley, Fred

Fred Henley Services: Have been held. Earnest Fredrick Henley Jr., 68, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Jan. 27, 1936, in Carrizozo, to Earnest Fredrick and Vera Lucile Jones Henley. He entered Fort Stanton Institution in 1950. In 1975 he transferred to the ENMRSH […]