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Cleveland Felix and Helen Cleveland of Clovis will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Christmas Day. They were married in Portales in 1951. Felix is president of the Cleve’s Automotive and Properties Corporation. He also enjoys collecting and restoring antique cars. Helen is the financial officer of the corporation and has been involved in many […]

Club notes — April 3

PRMC Auxiliary Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary held the annual awards luncheon at the Days Inn March 22. President Fran Boney introduced guests Cindy Landerman and Lorraine Winegate from KCLV and Deborah Lewis certified victim advocate from the Hartley House. Hoyt Skabelund presented Vivian Lake a name-inscribed bowl in honor of being selected Auxilian of […]

June 7 On the Shelves

Why Him? Why Her? Finding Real Love by Understanding your Personality Type by Helen Fisher explores four major personality types, shows how to identify your own, explains why some types match up well, and reveals how to use nature’s chemistry to find and keep your life partner. Three Weeks to Say Goodbye by C.J. Box […]

In tribute: Family describes mom as Lucy, Harriet, Martha

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Jim Spencer described an “Ozzie and Harriet” lifestyle with Helen Spencer as his mother. Younger sister Lisa Spencer said Helen and her sister Hazel were like the “Lucy and Ethel” of the neighborhood and Helen was like Martha Stewart in the home. Regardless of the time frame or show […]

Helen Geane Modersohn

Helen Geane Modersohn, 71, of Clovis, died Thursday, Feb. 16, at Retirement Ranch. She was born July 9, 1934, in Wellington, Kan., to Roy and Helen Ireland Swearingen. She moved with her family to Clovis in 1942. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1952. She married Vance Modersohn in 1957 in Downers Grove, Ill. […]

St. Helen church gets new priest

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — At one point, James McGowan wanted to be a stand-up comedian. He also considered careers in military and police work. But ultimately, he following a calling he received in first grade to become a priest. However, this was not before being a jack of all trades while he […]

Torres, Angel

Angel Kaiden Torres, infant, of Clovis, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. Survivors include his mother, Sonya Aragon; father, Joseph Torres; a sister, Keirra; a brother, Jayden; maternal grandparents, Anastacio and Mary Helen Urioste; paternal grandparent, Corine Gallegos; four uncles, Hiame, Anthony, Gene and Andrew; six aunts, Mary Helen, Diana, Suzy, […]

Soledad Ontiveros

Mrs. Soledad Ontiveros, 69, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Nursing Home in Clovis. She was born Dec. 20, 1935, to Tomasa and Alejandro Leyba in Chihuahua, Mexico. She married Abel Ontiveros on Jan. 25, 1950, in Ojinaga, Mexico. They made their home in Mexico until 1959 when they moved to […]

Craig, Helen

Helen Craig Services: Have been held. Helen Craig, 90, of Clovis, died Saturday, July 2, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on April 10, 1915, in Kansas City, Mo., to George and Lela Wyson Summers. She married Clyde Craig on August 21, 1936, in Belen. Her family members said she was […]

Baca, Arturo

Arturo Baca Services: Have been held. Mr. Arturo Baca, 81, of Portales, died Thursday, June 16, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on June 8, 1924, in Eaton, Colo., to Petrita and Joe Baca. He grew up in Encino. In June 1943 he entered the Army and served in northern France […]

Paschke, Helen

Helen Paschke Services: Have been held. Helen Paschke, 80, died Saturday, May 28, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born Aug. 19, 1924, to Lucy Mae and Grover Burton, in Spencer, N.C. Paschke graduated from high school in 1941 in Spencer, N.C. She went attended Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C., for […]

Raposa, Helen

Helen Raposa Services: Have been held. Helen Raposa, 45, of Clovis, died Tuesday, April 26, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Aug. 23, 1959, in Vaughn, to Noah M. and Alice Montoya Rael. She was raised in Vaughn and Clovis. She attended school in Clovis. She married Ronald Raposa […]

Salazar, Julia

Julia Salazar Services: Have been held. Mrs. Julia Salazar, 84, of Portales, died Sunday, April 24, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on Nov. 27, 1921, in Juan de Dios, to Antonia and Victor Chavez. She married Emilio Salazar on June 22, 1942, in Puerta de Luna. They lived in various […]

Villanueva, Daniel

Services: have been held. Mr. Daniel G. Villanueva, 88, of Portales, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005, at the home of his daughter. He was born on April 17, 1916, in LaQuesta, near Villanueva, to Margarita and Florian Villanueva. He married Antonia Lucero on Dec. 28, 1936, in Santa Fe. He was a hard-working man who […]

Bow, Helen M.

Helen M. Bow Services: Have been held. Mrs. Helen M. Bow, 85, of Portales, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on Feb. 28, 1919, in Paul’s Valley, Okla., to Ethel and Jonathan Short. She grew up in Oklahoma and New Mexico. She moved to Farmington where […]

Baca, Bonifacio

Bonifacio Baca Services: Have been held. Mr. Bonifacio G. Baca, 75, of Portales, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2004, at his home. He was born on Aug. 31, 1929, in Anton Chico, to Benigna and Silverio Baca. He came to Clovis as a young man. He worked at the Hotel Clovis and at a bakery. He […]

White, J.C.

J.C. White Services: Have been held. J.C. “Jake” White, 81, of Tucumcari, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, in Amarillo. He was born on July 19, 1923, in Miami, Ariz., to Sid and Maggie Barnard White. He served in the U.S. Army Calvary during World War II in the Philippines and was honorably discharged. He lived […]

Hale, Helen

Helen Hale Services: Hve been held. Helen Hale, 86, of Portales, died Thursday, June 10, 2004, at Lubbock Healthcare Nursing Home. She was born on Feb. 25, 1918, in Red River County, Texas, to Mae Ola and Oco Norris. She was adopted by her aunt and her husband, Maggie and J. Coy Williams. She graduated […]

Kettner, Helen

Helen Kettner Services: Have been held. Mrs. Helen L. Kettner, 86, of Clovis, died Sunday, May 23, 2004, in Independence, Mo. She was born on Feb. 9, 1916, in Center Township, Kan., to Charles and Myrtle Lantz Hufferd. She married Carl J. Kettner on Jan. 15, 1950, in Emporia, Kan. She had been a longtime […]

Zamora, Antonio

Antonio Zamora Services: Have been held. Mr. Antonio “Tony” Zamora, 89, of Portales, died Friday, May 21, 2004, at Doctor’s Medical Center in Modesto, Calif. He was born on May 2, 1915, in Fort Sumner, to Maria and Martin Zamora. He grew up in Ft. Sumner. He married Amelia Maestas on March 26, 1938, in […]