Air Force: F-16 pilot killed

Staff and wire reports The American pilot whose F-16 fighter jet went down in Iraq on Monday was listed as killed in action following DNA analysis of remains recovered at the crash site, the U.S. Air Force said Sunday. Maj. Troy L. Gilbert, 34, was supporting troops fighting in Anbar province, where many of the […]

Fund started for family of missing F-16 pilot

CNJ staff A memorial fund has been set up for the family of Air Force pilot Troy Gilbert, whose F-16 jet crashed Monday in Iraq. Donations may be made to the Gilbert Family Memorial Fund, in honor of Maj. Gilbert, whose wife, Ginger, is a Clovis native. The fund was announced Saturday by the Bank […]

F-16 pilot has Clovis ties

FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS The American pilot whose F-16 crashed in Iraq earlier this week has close ties to Clovis. Major Troy L. Gilbert, 34, identified by the Air Force on Wednesday, is the son-in-law of Clovis residents Jay and Judi Gurley, according to longtime family friend Martha Hardwick. Jay Gurley is a former […]

Downed F-16 pilot identified

CNJ Staff The pilot involved in Monday’s F-16 fighter jet crash in Iraq has been identified as Maj. Troy. L. Gilbert, who is assigned to Luke Air Force Base in Arizona. The downed plane is assigned to Cannon Air Force Base. According to a Department of Defense news release, Gilbert’s listed as “Duty Status Whereabouts […]

Gilbert, Gladys

Gladys Gilbert, 92, of Portales, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born Dec. 8, 1913, in Marietta, Okla., to Theora and Charles R. Tanner. On July 3, 1940, in Reno, Nev., she married William Gilbert. The couple was able to remain in their own home until very […]

Clovis native deployed to Afghanistan

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer For years, he has prepared and trained as a Special Forces soldier in the Army. While he has traveled extensively and spent months on end away from home, this time is different. For the first time in his career, Gilbert Gonzales will be entering a combat zone. In 1994, […]

11/4 Religion Calendar

Today Single Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. Information: 769-1971 Saturday Men’s Breakfast — 8 a.m., First Christian Church of Clovis, 1700 N. Main. Guest speaker, Pastor Gilbert Forrest. Information: 763-7113 or 760-2654. Sunday Fall Revival — 10:30 a.m., First Christian […]

Kwasigroch, Kermit

Services: Have been held. Mr. Kermit Gilbert Kwasigroch, 46, of Clovis, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Aug. 3, 1958, in Milwaukee, Wis., to Gilbert and Fern Kwasigroch. Family members said he loved to play the organ and dance on roller skates. He was preceded […]

Gilbert, Theodore

Theodore Raymond “Teddy” Gilbert, 23, of Albuquerque, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, in Albuquerque. He was born on May 1, 1981, in Lubbock. He is survived by his mother, Gladys Paulk of Clovis; a sister, Anastasia Herold (and husband, Matthew) of Clovis; three brothers, James Selman of Purcell, Okla., Michael Gilbert of Lubbock, and Richard […]

Gilbert, Harry

Harry James Gilbert, 63, of Clovis, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, at Laurel Plains Healcare in Clovis. He was born on March 5, 1942, in El Paso, Texas, to John Thomas and Hazel Nash Gilbert. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served in the transportation Corps, ACCTK Comand. He was a […]

Anaya, Ruben

Ruben Anaya Services: Have been held. Ruben Michael Anaya, 50, of Clovis, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2004, in Los Lunas. He was born on May 19, 1954, in Clovis, to Gilbert I. and Virginia Salas Anaya. He was a lifetime resident of Clovis and was a self-employed air conditioning and heating repairman. He was a […]

Chavez, Gilbert R.

Gilbert R. Chavez Services: Have been held. Gilbert R. Chavez, 80, of Lubbock, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004, at his home. He was born on Sept. 15, 1923, in Matador, Texas, to Santos and Maria Ramirez Chavez. He moved to California where he worked as an independent contractor and for Hunsucker Construction. He retired and […]

Rivera, Gilbert

Gilbert Rivera Services: Have been held. Mr. Gilbert G. Rivera, 84, of Portales, died early Saturday morning, May 8, 2004, at Heartland Continuing Care Center. He was born on Aug. 23, 1919, at Benavides, Texas, to Lucia and Epitacio Benavides Rivera. He grew up in Benavides where he was an active trumpet player, playing in […]

Luna, Gilbert

Gilbert Luna Services: Have been held. Gilbert “Bay” Luna, 56, of Clovis died Sunday, March 7, 2004, at the V.A. Hospital in Albuquerque. He was born on Sept. 16, 1947, in Mountainair to Miguel and Paublita Luna. He served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1968. He married Ida Tenorio on April […]

Villa, Manuel

Manuel Villa Services: Have been held. Manuel E. Villa, 23 of Clovis, a construction worker, died Aug. 20, 2003, at University Medical Hospital in Albuquerque. He was born June 5, 1979, in Fort Sumner to Gilbert and Lydia Olivas Villa. He was a lifetime resident of Clovis where and was a cook for Sundance Steakhouse. […]

Villa, Pauline

Pauline Villa Services: Have been held. Mrs. Pauline P. Villa, 77, of Clovis, a cook, died Friday, May 9, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Jan. 26, 1926, in Fort Sumner to Jose and Isabell Garcia Pacheco. She married Gilbert Villa on April 7, 1942, in Clovis. She was a […]

Schueler, Gilbert

Gilbert Schueler Services: Have been held. Mr. Gilbert Jacob Carl Schueler, 82, of Homelake, Colo., died Monday, July 14, 2003, at Colorado State Veterans Center. He was born on May 25, 1921 in Parmer County, Texas, to Herman and Emma Gaumeier Schueler. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Anetta Pehr Schueler. He […]