Different folks choose different names

Grant McGee If those are green chiles roasting and that’s the fragrance of piñon from someone’s fireplace, it’s fall in New Mexico. At the Clovis Farmers’ Market the other day, I saw another sign of fall in the Land of Enchantment: Chili ristras. You know them — bunches of dried red chilis people hang, usually […]

Rodarte, Christopher

Christopher Rodarte Services: Have been held. Christopher Jonathan Rodarte, 24, of Santa Rosa, died Monday, Nov. 8, 2004, near Dilia. He was born on Sept. 21, 1980, in Santa Rosa, to Joseph Fredrick Rodarte and Barbara Ann Moncayo. He was raised in Santa Rosa where he attended Santa Rosa High School. He participated in football, […]

Lanci, Noel

Noel Lanci Services: Have been held. Noel Paige Lanci, 22, of Portales, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004, in Portales. She was born on Dec. 20, 1978, in St. Francis, Kan., to Tom Lanci and Taunia Locker. She attended school in Great Bend, Kan., where she was active in 4-H and orchestra, as well as spending […]

Kube , Spencer

Spencer Drew Kube Services: Have been held. Spencer Drew Kube, 20, of Texico, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004, in Quay County. He was born on June 8, 1984, at Cannon Air Force Base. He was a technician for General Electric Wind Energy Division and a member of the Texico Volunteer Fire Department. Family members said […]

Swaim, Teresa

Teresa Swaim Services: Have been held. Teresa Swaim, 30, of Portales, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, at her home. She was born on Nov. 7, 1973, in Clovis, to Jolene and Will Jaquess. She grew up in Clovis and Portales. She also lived in Denver and Albuquerque before returning to Portales. She married Cody Swaim […]

Padilla, Frankie

Frankie Padilla Services: Have been held. Frankie Joe Padilla, 47, of Clayton, died Thursday, July 29, 2004, in Clayton. He was born on Dec. 22, 1956, in Clayton, to Joe Jr. and Mary Nora Valdez Padilla. He married Linda Mae White on Dec. 27, 1975, in Tucumcari. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, […]

Clovis woman training for marathon fund-raiser

Emilie Hornak: CNJ Correspondent Clovis’ Lila Johnson got a good running, or at least nice brisk walking start in preparing for Avon’s 2004 Walk for Breast Cancer slated for July 10 – 11 in San Francisco. Since deciding to participate in the 26.2 mile marathon, Johnson has been pushing herself physically by walking to and […]

Aguilar, Mary

Mary Aguilar, 92, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born April 19, 1911, in Villanueva to Antonita and Leonar Martinez. She married Paublin Aguilar in February 1935 and they moved to Portales in 1945. She worked as a cook for Coats & Coats Truck Stop and later cooked […]

And He Was Gathered to His People

By Curtis Shelburne “And He Was Gathered to His People” My wife has been collecting and displaying some old family photographs. She’s been after me for awhile now to scan a small old photograph of my maternal grandparents that has long sat on a shelf in my office. And I just did. I knew that […]

Windley, William

William H. Windley, 32, of Portales died Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, in Clovis. He was born on Aug. 7, 1971, in Fort Bragg, N.C., to William Sr. and Evelyn Bryant Windley. He was in the U.S. Air Force. He served in Desert Storm and was an aircraft mechanic, crew chief for the F-111 Aircraft at […]