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Payen-Pena Mary Lou Payen, of Portales announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Victoria Guadalupe Payen of Portales, to Mark Edward Pena of Portales, son of Michael and Carmen Pena of Portales. The bride elect is the daughter of the late Albert Payen. The couple will exchange vows, 4 p.m. March 17, 2012, […]

Mother’s job duties never-ending

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Every job has a euphemistic title these days. Betty Lou, a wife and mother, met a “business man” at a meeting. When he asked about her occupation she replied, “I’m an early childhood educator.” “That sounds really interesting,” he said. “Do you ever get called in on weekends?” Betty Lou […]

Nov. 18 Honor

Franklin Dorothy Franklin is Pintores Art League’s featured artist of the month for November. Her paintings are on display at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. She started taking art lessons in the early 1960’s from Mary Lou Garrett. Franklin, along with Don McAlavy and three other painters, stocked the former Paint’n Place Gallery with their paintings, […]

Luna, Lamar

Lamar Luna, 92, of Fort Sumner died Tuesday, May 2, 2006, following an illness. He was born Feb. 28, 1914, in Norman, Okla., to John R. Luna and Martha Lou (Humphrey) Luna. The family returned shortly to their homestead north of Fort Sumner, where he and three sisters were raised. He attended high school in […]

Austin, Betty “Lou”

Betty “Lou” Austin, 53, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2006, in Tulsa, Okla. She was born March 14, 1952, in Wheaton, Mo., to Eldon and Mary Lowe Elliott. She was an account executive at the Holmes Organization. Survivors include three daughters, Melissa Kuhn of Altus, Okla., Julie Kolmer (and husband, Tom) of Muskogee, Okla., and Shawna […]

Harris, Marjory “Lou”

Marjory “Lou” Harris, 87, of Albuquerque, and formerly of Clovis, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005, in Albuquerque. She was born April 19, 1918, in Ranger Lake, Texas. She was a longtime Clovis resident. She was a member of Central Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Harris; parents, Edward and Mary […]

Vance , Virginia L.

Virginia Lou Littlefield Vance Services: Have been held. Virginia Lou Littlefield Vance, 72, of Conifer, Colo., died June 29, 2005. She was born on Feb. 28, 1933, in Clovis. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1950. She lived in Conifer, Colo., for more 30 years and took an active interest in community affairs. She […]

Priest, Maggie L.

Maggie Lou Priest Services: Have been held. Maggie Lou “Chick” Priest, 88, of Clovis, died Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at All Care Assisted Living in Clovis. She was born on Dec. 15, 1916, in Tom, Okla., to Jo and Artie Hutchinson. She came to New Mexico in 1928, as a child with her family. She […]

Weddings 5/2 – Roybal

Roybal Mary Ann Sanchez and Chad Roybal of Clovis were joined in marriage on April 25, 2004, in Clovis. The bride is the daughter of Mary Lou Estrada of Clovis. The bridegroom is the son of the late Edna Jaynes and the late Arsenio Roybal. The maid of honor was Georgia Garcia. The best man […]

Inge, Ida Lou

Ida Lou Inge Services: Have been held. Ida Lou Inge, 75, of Portales, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on Feb. 3, 1928, in Brownfield, Texas, to Minnie Maude and Richard K. Brown. The Brown family moved from Brownfield, Texas, to Portales in a covered wagon when […]

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 […]

Rackley, Lou

LOU RACKLEY Services: Have been held. Mrs. Lou Rackley, 71, of Portales, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2003, at her home. She was born on Jan. 25, 1932, in Portales, to Winnie May and A. Lott. She grew up in Portales, Tatum and Rogers. She graduated from high school in Rogers in 1948. She married Hoss […]

Trull, Maxie Don Sr.

Services: Have been held. Mr. Maxie Don Trull Sr., 67, of Clovis, a retired business owner, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003, at his home in Clovis. He was born on Nov. 3, 1935, in Clovis to Paul and Eddie Stocks Trull. Mr. Trull was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Betty Riggan. […]

Tales of 91 years in Clovis as a family

Don McAlvy Fred J. and Lou Ella McCarty were the start of a dynasty in Clovis. Fred was a railroader for the Santa Fe in Kansas. He carried a pistol at work there. He was sent to Clovis in 1912 to straighten the railroad out. That’s what his kids thought. (He was actually the bonus […]