Ryan, Betty Lou

Betty Lou Ryan Service: Will be held at a later date. Betty Lou Ryan, 71, a retired Avon representative, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2003, at her home in Clovis. She was born July 16, 1932, in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan., to Harold and Bernice Bonnett Green. A family member said Mrs. Ryan was involved in […]

Marino, Tommy

Tommy Marino Services: Have been held. Tommie Marino, 72, of Clovis, died Oct. 31, 2003, at her home in Clovis. She was born March 7, 1931, in Gill, Colo., to Jose and Della Lopez Gallegos. She was a lifetime resident of Clovis. She married Joe D. Marino on Oct. 7, 1951, in Clovis. She worked […]

Flores, Cruz

Cruz Flores Services: Have been held. Cruz Flores, 66, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on June 15, 1937, in Namiquipa, Chihuahua, Mexico, to Ramon and Ignacia Hernandez Calzadillas. She married Santiago Flores on Feb. 13, 1956, in Namiquipa. They came to Clovis in […]

Locals strut the catwalk

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Lauren Ware, 11, of Clovis models an outfit during the Women’s Initiative Network Holiday Fashion Show and Champagne Brunch sponsored by the United Way Saturday at K-Bob’s in Clovis. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina During the week, Kathy Wright works as the manager and vice-president of New Mexico American Water. But […]

Loomis, Patsy

Patsty Loomis Services: Have been held. Patsy Ruth Loomis, 68 of North Potomac, Md., died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at her home. She was born on Nov. 8, 1934. She was preceded in death by her parents, Morton and Emily Gragg and W.R. and Ruth Long; and two sisters, Susie Gragg and Dee Lansford. Survivors […]

Campbell, Patrick

Patrick Campbell Services: Have been held. Mr. Patrick H. Campbell, 75, of Clovis, a structural engineer, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Sept. 27, 1927, in Chicago to Patrick and Ida Miller Campbell. He was a Navy veteran during World War II. He married Norma […]

Guerra, Isabel

Isabel Guerra Services: Have been held. Ms. Isabel Guerra, 41, of Portales, died July 30, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis She was born May 13, 1962, in Silver City, to Pasquala and Melquiades Guerra. She attended school in Anthony, and then lived in Arizona for several years, where she worked in child […]

Mirabal, Mary

Mary Mirabal Services: Have been held. Mary M. Mirabal, 77, of Amarillo, died Thursday, July 10, 2003. She was born in Santa Rosa. She lived in Tucumcari from 1946 to 1974; El Paso, Texas, from 1974 to 1980; in Portales from 1980 to 1997; and then in Amarillo. She was a homemaker. She married Enrique […]

Pelzel, Mary

Mary Pelzel Services: Have been held. Mary A. Pelzel, 84, of Hays, Kan., died Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at Hays Medical Center in Hays. She was born Jan. 1, 1919, in Catherine, Kan., to Fred and Margaret Dinkel Schmidt. She married Alphonse Pelzel. She worked in housekeeping at a university in Hays. She was a […]

Dunn, Faye

Faye Dunn Services: Have been held. Faye Dunn, 85, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at her home in Colorado Springs, Colo. A resident of Security, Colo., since 1996, she was a former resident of Clovis. Mrs. Dunn was born on Aug. 25, 1918, to DC Francis Decker and Nellie Lucretia Stufflebeam Decker. She married Tom […]

Romero, Margarito

Margarito Romero Services: Have been held. Margarito Romero, 91, of Portales, died Wednesday, June 18, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Feb. 22, 1912, in Puerto de Luna, to Rita and Norberto Archibeque. He was raised by Joe and Antonia Romero in Puerto de Luna and used the Romero name. […]

Simmons, Ethel

Ethel Simmons Services: A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Ethel Mae Simmons, 70, a homemaker, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 20, 1933, in Coshocton, Ohio, to Harvey and Mary Jane Hyde VanSickle. She moved to Clovis three months ago to […]

Old newspapers recall good ol’ days

By David Stevens A Clovis woman brought several old newspapers into the Clovis News Journal office last week. She didn’t want to throw them away, and thought someone might enjoy the look back in time. Six of the papers were from Clovis High School in the 1959-60 school year. Here are a few of the […]

Rollins, Mark

Mark Rollins Services: No services will be held. Mr. Mark Rollins, 62, died Sunday, May 18, 2003, at Farwell Convalescent Center. Cremation will take place. Arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home of Clovis.

Handling complaints

By David Stevens I received a complaint on Sunday from a Clovis High School band parent. She wanted to see a news report about the band’s recent success in a California competition. We knew about the band’s success and a reporter was assigned to write a feature on that topic for last Thursday’s education page. […]

Cannon airman being held in connection with slaying

By Gary Mitchell A Cannon Air Force Base airman is being held in a Wichita Falls, Texas, jail in connection with the February death of a female airman, a Texas newspaper reported last week. Garry M. Little, commander of the Office of Special Investigations at Sheppard Air Force Base, said authorities detained the man Wednesday […]