Cannon airman contributes to mortuary mission

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USAF photo: Jason Minto Airman 1st Class Matthew Bokesch, front right, a public health technician assigned to the 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base, helps transfer the remains of an airman at Dover Air Force Base, Del. He is part of an eight-airman carry team. By Christin Michaud: Air Force […]

Jan. 22, 1969

Clovis High’s varsity was preparing to open its district basketball season later in the week. The team’s leading scorer was Lewis Thomas, who also led the team in rebounds. … Tom Lee had joined the staff at Bell Real Estate, 1808 W. 21st. … Sherwood Mortuary promoted itself as “Clovis’ only 100 percent home owned […]

Chavez, Monica L.

Monica Lucero Chavez, 90, of Turlock, Calif., died Thursday, June 22, 2006, at her home. She was born Feb. 1, 1916, in Juan de Dios, Mexico, and lived in Turlock for 52 years. She was a homemaker and member of the Sacred Catholic Heart Church. Family members said she enjoyed raising her children. She was […]

Gonzales, Raymond

Raymond Gonzales, 70, of Denver and formerly of Melrose, died Friday, May 26, 2006, in St. Joseph Hospital in Denver. Born Oct. 19, 1935, in LaGarita, he graduated from Melrose High School in 1955. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He retired from the state and county in Denver.  He is survived by his wife, […]

Kemp, Dale

Dale Francis Kemp, 65, of Albuquerque, died Friday, April 14, 2006, at his home. Born June 11, 1940, in Kalamazoo, Mich., to Samuel and Jean Kemp, he married Tommie Ellen Hammack in Clovis on Aug. 26, 1961. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Rio Rancho. He is survived by his wife, of […]

Priest, Roxanna

Roxanna Y. Priest, 44, of Artesia, died Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at her home. Born Oct. 28, 1961, in Clovis to Jake and Viola (Berry) Box, she married Layton Priest on June 21, 1980, in Elida. She moved to Artesia in 1993 from Roswell. She was a homemaker and a member of Trinity Temple Assembly […]

Deputy James “Jimmy” McGrane Jr.

Deputy James “Jimmy” McGrane Jr., 38, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died Wednesday, March 22, 2006, in Terajas. Family members said he proudly served the citizens of Bernalillo County for more three years with the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, […]

Scott, Gladys

Gladys Elizabeth Scott, 88, of Roswell, died Sunday, March 19, 2006, at her home. Born Nov. 25, 1917, in Elyria, Ohio, to Mary and Frank Detwiler, she graduated from Elyria Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1938 and began a nursing career that lasted until her 83rd birthday. She worked in hospitals in Elyria, Ohio, […]

Nevaeh Amber Lopez

Nevaeh Amber Lopez, infant, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, in Grants. She was born Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, in Grants. She was the daughter of Asia Skye Pena and Jake Lopez of Portales. A graveside service will be held. The Rev. Pete Jaramillo will officiate. Arrangements are Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

John Sawyer

John Sawyer, 82, of Portales and formerly of the Red Lake community, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, at his residence in Portales. He was born May 25, 1923, in Sawyer Flat, Gaines County, Texas. Visitation will take place from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Wheeler Mortuary. Rev. Clyde Davis will officiate.  In […]

Isabella Bono

Isabella Bono, 3 months, of Portales, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006, at her home. She was born Sept. 21, 2005, in Lubbock, to Sherry and Frank Bono. She is survived by her parents of Portales; her brother, Nicolas Bono of the home; grandparents, Maria and Charles Bono of Dexter, and Anita and Fernie Tapia of […]

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 […]

Martin, Ervin Lester

Ervin Lester Martin, 71, of Odessa, Texas, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, at his home. He was born May 30, 1934, to Aaron and Velma Martin in San Jon. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Carol; and son Andrew Martin of Odessa; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A family visitation will be held from […]

Fred J. “Coach” Hinger

Fred J. “Coach” Hinger, 96, of Albuquerque, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2005, in Albuquerque. He was born Dec. 28, 1908. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Willie Terrell Hinger; a sister, Ruth Condit, and several nieces and nephews Cremation has taken place. Arrangements are by French Mortuary in Albuquerque.

Pinkert, Beverly

Beverly Pinkert Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Portales. Beverly Pinkert, 67, of Portales, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born March 24, 1938 in Pendleton, Ore., to Annabelle and Harvey Exum. Pinkert grew up in Oregon, and graduated from Athena High School. She married […]

Breech, Donald

Donald Breech Services: Have been held. Donald Richard Breech, 70 of Elephant Butte, died Monday, May 23, 2005, at Sierra Vista Hospital in Truth or Consequences. He was born on Oct. 13, 1934, in Winterhaven, Calif., to Donald Todd and Esther Tinsley Breech. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was the former […]

Bryant, Wayford

Wayford Bryant Services: Have been held. Wayford Ray Bryant, 50, of Winslow, Ariz., died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005, in Winslow, Ariz. He was born on June 6, 1954, in Clovis. He was employed by the ATSF Railway as a locomotive engineer and later as a road foreman of engines, a terminal manager, and as a […]

Alloy, Celeste

Celeste Alloy Services: Have been held. Celeste Alloy, 48, of Portales, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, at her home. She was born on Jan. 3, 1956, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Marie and Frank Alloy. She moved from Brooklyn to Portales in 1971. She graduated from Eastern New Mexico University in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree […]

Price, Ruth

Ruth Price Services: Have been held. Ruth E. Price, 82, of Portales, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, in Portales. She was born on June 4, 1922, in Paul’s Valley, Okla., to Nora and ADon “Runt” Daugherty. She married Bill Price on Feb. 14, 1939, in Clovis. She moved to Portales 2 1/2 years ago to […]

Bowers, Joan

Joan Bowers Services: Have been held. Joan Elizabeth Bowers, 69, of Clovis, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Oct. 18, 1934, in Charlotte, Mich., to Ruth and Donald Machin. She was a resident of Clovis from 1974 to 1979. She resided in Bernalillo until 1998 when […]