Calbert, Genevieve

Genevieve Calbert, 88, of Tucumcari died Friday, May 26, 2006, at her home. Born Feb. 16, 1918, in Tucumcari, she had been a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari and was active in the Sacred Heart Society. She was preceded in death by her parents; a husband, Juan Calbert; two brothers, and two […]

May 28, 2006 Births

Skillern Brodie Garibay Skillern was born May 21, 2006, to Ernie and Suzanne Skillern of Longbeach, Calif. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces. His grandparents are Ernie and Marion Skillern of Clovis, and Jerry and Bonnie Garibay of Longbeach, Calif. Great-grandmother is Mary Bogard.

Gonzales, Mary C.

Mary C. Gonzales, 69, of Clovis, died Friday, May 5, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. Born on May 22, 1936, in Vaughn, she married Alfonso Gonzales on Nov. 13, 1963. She enjoyed her grandchildren, playing bingo and cards, putting together puzzles and crocheting, family members said. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe […]

Clovis soldiers do parents proud

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Rudolph Johnson II always figured at least a few of his eight children would follow in his footsteps and join the military. He was right. Rudolph “Rudy” Johnson III, 28, joined the Navy and serves on a submarine now dry-docked in Hawaii undergoing maintenance. April Yolanda Johnson, 26, just […]

Booth, Mary “Sue”

Mary “Sue” Booth, 81, of Clovis, died Monday, April 24, 2006, at Laurel Plains Nursing Home. Born May 31, 1924, to David William and Myrtle Banks Colligan in Portales, she married Rex Booth on Nov. 19, 1946, in Portales. She graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She was […]

Combs, Mary

Mary Lou Combs, 66, of Lake Charles, La., died Sunday, April 16, 2006, at her residence. She was born Dec. 21, 1939, in Chickasha, Okla. She grew up in Portales and made her home here until 1992, when she moved to Cameron, La. She recently relocated to Lake Charles as a result of hurricane damage […]

4/30 Organizations

Fairfield Extension Club The Fairfield Extension Club met on April 14 in the home of Betty Ingram, who hosted with Mary Winkles. Twelve members attended. Marie Wells and Mary Dell won the door prizes. New business included the upcoming birthday party on May 12, and the quilt top made by Sharon Ragland and finished by […]

Betancourt, Victor

Victor Betancourt, 86, of Clovis died Sunday, March 26, 2006, at Laurel Plains Healthcare. Born March 20, 1920, to Felix and Josefia Gonzalez Betancourt in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico, he married Tillie Sandoval in 1944. After her death, he married Celina “Sally” Marquez Anaya in 1988. He served in the Mexican Army during the Mexican Revolutionary […]

Podsiadlik, Mary

Mary M. Podsiadlik, 51, of Clovis died Wednesday, March 8, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born Oct. 28, 1954, in Buffalo, N.Y. She grew up in Buffalo, and in 1986 graduated from Kelsey Jenny Business College in San Diego. On June 12, 1988, in Las Vegas, Nev., she married Paul M. […]

Mary Katherine Kawal Burns

Mary Katherine Kawal Burns, 54, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006, at her home in San Diego. She was born Oct. 2, 1951, in Detroit to Edmond W. and Betty G. Kawal. She married Shaun Burns, formerly of Clovis, June 16, 1973, in Los Angeles. She taught at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Maryland from 1975 […]

2/26 Honors

Three Clovis area students were named to the dean’s lists at Eastern New Mexico University in Roswell for the fall 2005 semester. The students are Amanda M. Fogerson, Tammy M. Green and Mary J. Scroggins.

Walker, Ray “House”

Ray Lee “House” Walker, 58, of Portales, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2006, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born May 22, 1947, in Gilmer, Texas, to Robert Jr. Walker and Mary Louise Walker. He was preceded in death by his father; two sisters, Dorothy Louise Walker and Barbara Ann Walker; and a […]

Sears, Mary

Mary Maxine Sears, 80, of Clovis died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006, at Laurel Plains Healthcare Center. She was born Nov. 18, 1925, in Knoxville, Tenn., to Francis Bert and Mary Herrall Allen. She married Leo Sears, and after his death, Robert Adams in 1943 in Clovis. She was a homemaker, enjoyed taking care of her […]

Pinkston, Mary

Mary Lou Pinkston, 83, of Melrose died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Aug. 17, 1922, in Trent, Texas, to Issac Allen and Ida Kelly Bright. She was a longtime resident of the Melrose community. She married J.B. Pinkston on Dec. 9, 1945. in Melrose. She and her husband […]

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, […]

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 […]

Lady Mary Dickinson

Lady Mary Dickinson, 95, of Tucumcari, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born Jan. 14, 1910, in Spur, Texas. She moved to Tucumcari in 1945 with her husband Grover. She was a charter member of the Tucumcari Elks Lodge Drove 210 and a member of the First […]

Baca, Mary G.

Mary Guadalupe Baca, 66, of Clovis, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, at her home. She was born on Jan. 20, 1939, in Dilia, to Antonio and Nicanora Garcia Baca. She was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Family members said she loved to sew and cook. She was preceded […]

Noble, Eldred

Eldred Allen Noble, 74, of Clovis, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005, at the Lubbock Heart Hospital in Lubbock. He was born on Dec.16, 1930, to Walter and Eula Cone Noble in Dimmitt, Texas. He married Verda Lou Watkins on Sept. 3, 1950, in Floyd. She preceded him in death. He married Marjorie Dutton Freeman on […]

Lavender, Mary

Mary Lavender, 68, of Cerritos, Calif., died Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at her home. She was born July 28, 1937. Survivors include her husband, John G. Lavender; a son, Joe G. Lavender of Melrose; a daughter, Cindy Lavender of Cerritos, Calif.; a brother, Joe H. Richards of Clovis; and three grandchildren, J.B., Jessica and Victoria. […]