Bishop, Mary

Mary Bishop Services: Have been held. Mary Ruth Bishop, 76, of Tucumcari, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003. She was born in 1927 in McNairy County, Tenn. Survivors include a daughter, Debra Cotham of Artesia; three sons, Ronald Bishop of Anchorage, Alaska, David Bishop of Ruidoso and Timothy Bishop of Tucumcari; five sisters, Louise Bishop and […]

Year promises joy, sorrow

YEAR PROMISES JOY, SORROW A mother sits in the bed holding her sleeping newborn infant. She looks down at him in love and wonder, and in awe at such an amazing miracle of God. And she wonders. She wonders who he will be and what he will become. She wonders about his joys and his […]

Posadas annual tradition revisited

By Helena Rodriguez PORTALES — Sylvia Baca’s great-grandfather, Nicolas Baca, participated in Las Posadas, a Mexican reenactment of the birth of Christ, as a young man and told her of the long Posadas processions in Encino. Last week, Baca not only attended her first Posadas, she and her sisters also played host to one at […]

Situation normal when Christ was born

SITUATION NORMAL WHEN CHRIST WAS BORN In some ways, the world just a few moments before the birth of Jesus in that Bethlehem stable was almost exactly the same as the world just a few moments after his birth. The state of the stable, and the inn out in front of it, and Bethlehem, and […]

Copeland, Mary Alice

MARY ALICE COPELAND Services: Have been held. Mary Alice Copeland, 92, of Clovis, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003, at her home. She was born on Sept. 10, 1911, in Abilene, Texas, to John Ernest and Willie Wright Griggs. Her early years were spent in Temple, Texas, where she was first introduced to Girl […]

Fryar, Mary Ruth

Fryar, Mary Ruth Services: Have been held. Mary Ruth Fryar, 88, of Roswell, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in Roswell. She was born on Sept. 8, 1915, in Erath County, Texas, to George W. and Evie D. Nichols Vinson. She married Mike Fryar on Feb. 21, 1947, in Silver […]

Higgins, Mary Louise

Higgins, Mary Louise Services: Have been held. Mary Louise Higgins, Ph.D., 79, of Roanoke, Texas, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2003, at Medical Center of Plano in Plano, Texas. She was born on July 12, 1924, in Cuervo to James Frederick and Anna Demetrious (Waddell) Higgins. She attended New Mexico State University and Oklahoma State University, […]

Simpson, Evelyn

Evelyn Simpson Services: Have been held. Mrs. Evelyn “Dinger” Simpson, 85, of the Bethel area, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, at the home of her daughter in Jal. She was born on Jan. 19, 1918, in Portales, to Mary and Benjamin T. Miller. She grew up in the Bethel community, working with the rest of […]

Hartley, Mary Carol

Mary Carol Hartley Services: Have been held. Mary Carol Hartley, 62, of Clovis, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, at her home. She was born on Feb. 6, 1941, in Waco, Texas, to Laddie Earl and Mary Elizabeth McMillan Broadway. She married Teddy Lowe Hartley on May 25, 1962, in Waco, Texas. They moved to Clovis […]

Chiles, Mary

Services: Have been held. Mrs. Mary Chiles, 83, of Clovis died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born in a small town in Kentucky on Sept. 28, 1921, to Albert and Rhea Morris. She married Albert Chiles on May 20, 1937, in Muleshoe. There are many words that […]

Ross, Walter Elbert

Services: Have been held. Walter Elbert Ross, 86, of Albuquerque, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003, in Albuquerque. He was born on Feb. 7, 1917, in Arkansas, to Walter and Mary Elizabeth Clement Ross. While living in Grapevine, Ark., his family owned Walter Ross and Sons Grocery. After he moved to Albuquerque he was a salesman […]

Community leader loses bout with cancer

By Gary Mitchell Those who knew her best invariably described Mary Carol Hartley as a brave, compassionate lady. Hartley, 62, died at her home Thursday after a 15-year on-and-off bout with cancer. Hartley’s husband, 9th Judicial District Judge Ted Hartley, choked back his emotions late Thursday. “It’s kind of a tough time, but the Good […]

Jones, Mary

Mary Jones Services: Have been held. Mrs. Mary Jones, 87, of Texico, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at Farwell Convalescent Center. She was born on Oct. 2, 1915, in Wise County, Texas, to George and Margaret Pennington Goforth. She married Frank Jones on Feb. 4, 1933, in Decatur, Texas. She had two sets of twin […]

Garcia, Mary

Mary Garcia Services: Have been held. Mary O. Garcia, 79, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2003, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. Mrs. Garcia was born on May 3, 1924, in Trinidad, Colo. She was raised in Raton and lived most of her life in Clovis. In 1944, she married Frank Garcia in Clovis. She moved […]

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 […]

Bridges, Milton

Milton Bridges Services: Have been held. Milton Doane Bridges, 73, of Georgetown, Texas, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003. He was born on June 24, 1930, in Belgrade Lakes, Maine, to Dr. Milton Arlanden and Marie Troutwine Bridges. He lived in New York City until 1939 when he moved to Houston after his father died. He […]

Daly, Tom

Tom Daly Services: Have been held. Mr. Thomas Daly, 74, of Clovis, a U.S. Air Force retiree, died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at Laurel Plains Health Care in Clovis. He was born Feb. 26, 1929, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to James and Mary Anne Kelly Daly. He married Florence Duffy on Oct. 18, 1952, in […]

Dunn, Mary

Mary Dunn Services: Have been held. Ms. Mary Louise Dunn, 84, of Clovis, died Sunday, June 22, 2003, at her home. She was born on March 6, 1919, in Louisville, Ky., to Raymond A. and Katherine Schnebley Welsh. She was a resident of Clovis since 1991. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude […]

Tate, Mary

Mary Tate Services: Have been held. Mrs. Mary Opal Tate, 93, of Broadview, a retired school teacher, died Saturday, May 31, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Nov. 11, 1909, in Bellview, to James and Lida Bell Shaddix Miller. She attended school in the Bellview and Hollene area and […]