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 […]

Samson, Roy

Roy Samson, 59, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 29, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born May 10, 1946, in New York City to Luicle and Henry A. Samson. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Following his discharge in 1973, he went to work for the U.S. Postal Service in Garden City, […]

Hubbard, Kenneth

Kenneth Hubbard, 85, of Portales, died Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital, Portales. Born Jan. 20, 1921, in Afton, Okla., to Gladys and Osgood E. Hubbard, he grew up in Oklahoma and Missouri, graduating from high school in Festus, Mo. He came to Portales in 1939 to attend Eastern New Mexico Junior College, […]

Myrick, Matthew

Matthew DeWayne Myrick, 36, of Hereford, Texas, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2006. He was born June 8, 1969. He graduated from North Lamar High School in Paris, Texas. He served in the U.S. Naval Armed Forces from 1989 to 1991. On Jan. 2, 1993, He married Christy Alison Butler in Austin, Texas. He graduated from […]

Gonzales, George

George R. Gonzales, 56, of Clovis died Friday, March 31, 2006. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and received numerous honors. Family members said he enjoyed life and was a great polka dancer. They said he was always able to make others smile with his great sense of humor. He loved jewelry and […]

Faulkner, William

William E. Faulkner, 75, of Portales died Friday, March 17, 2006, at his home. He was born Jan. 23, 1931, in Rule County, Texas, to Katherine and James E. Faulkner. He married Iris Tibbenham on Nov. 14, 1953, in Ipswich, England. He left school to work when he was 7 years old. He enlisted in […]

Harding, Hurshel

Hurshel Rudolph Harding, 76, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006, in Taylor County, Texas. He was born Oct. 22, 1929, south of Texico to R. “Nath” and Ethel Harding. He graduated from Farwell High School in 1947. He attended Texas Tech for three years, where he was a member of Saddle Tramps, then obtained a law […]

Jerrry Don Beck

Jerrry Don Beck, 75, of Roswell died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006, at his home. He was born Jan. 13, 1931, to Robert and Irene Chamberland Beck. He married Elizabeth Smith Beck on Dec. 7, 1964, in Carlsbad. Family members said Mr. Beck was a bartender. He served in the U.S. Air Force in Korea. He […]

Baker, Joe

Joe Baker, 50, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born Dec. 6, 1955, in Anchorage, Alaska, to Anita and William Calvin Baker. He was born into an Army family. They were stationed in Alaska and Germany as well as several locations in the continental U.S. His teen years […]

Melvin Lindley “Lefty” Lovorn

Melvin Lindley “Lefty” Lovorn, 82, of Portales died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006, at his home. He was born Feb. 22, 1923, in Goree, Texas, to Nell and Walter Lovorn. For 20 years he was a salesman for Holsum Bread Company. Later, he and his wife owned and operated the Sands Restaurant, but his real love was […]

Anaya, Richard

Richard Leo Anaya , 47, of Clovis, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Sept. 22, 1958, at Ashiya Air Force Base, Japan, to Raymond and Jenny Anaya. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1979 to 1982 as a boiler technician and served as a golf […]

Babbitt, Harry A.

Rev. Harry A. Babbitt, 54, of Amarillo, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, in Amarillo, Texas. He was born in Vernon, Texas, and raised in Las Vegas, N.M. He graduated from Wayland Baptist University and received his master of divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He married Sheliah McAnear on Dec. 27, 1974, in Clarendon, […]

Anzaldua, Noe

Noe Anzaldua, 71, of Muleshoe, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, in Muleshoe. He was born Sept. 18, 1934, in Mercedes, Texas. He married Viola Barerra on April 12, 1953, in Mercedes, Texas. Mr. Anzaldua was an active member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Muleshoe and the Catholic Diocese of Lubbock. He worked as […]

Leon W. Luke

Leon W. Luke, 91, died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005, at his residence in Portales. He was born Dec. 25, 1913, in Melbourne, Fla., to Myrtle and Robert T. Luke. He married Emma E. Clark on April 13, 1940. He volunteered for service in the U.S. Army during World War II and completed officer training school […]

Williams, Edwin (Jack)

Edwin Vernon (Jack) Williams, 93, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, in Farwell. He was born May 24, 1912 in Bethel, Okla., to Albert Sydney and Flora Louise Williams. He attended school at Bethel and graduated from high school in 1930 from Hollis, Okla. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in education from Southwestern State […]

Patschke, Gil

Gil W. Patschke, 81, of Farwell, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005, in Farwell. He was born Dec. 1, 1924, in Thorndale, Texas. He served in the Air Force in World War II. He married Jean Marie Pasket in LaMarque, Texas, on Aug. 31, 1950. He was in the radio broadcasting industry. He worked at KLVT […]

Widener, Glenn

Glenn Widener, 84, of Portales, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005, at his home. He was born Aug. 10, 1921, in Mount Ida, Ark., to Ida and Joseph E. Widener. In 1925, the Widener family moved to the Floyd community. He graduated from Floyd High School in 1940. He married Ila Faye Lee on June 26, […]

Leslie Eldon McCain

Leslie Eldon McCain, 80, of Bovina died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, at his residence near Bovina. He was born June 2, 1925, near Finney, Texas, to William Claude and Leona Grace (Lesly) McCain. He married Rose Lee Sanders in Levelland, Texas, in Dec. 30, 1951. He was a farmer and raised cattle. He was one […]

Fitzgerald, Johnnie L.

Johnnie L. Fitzgerald, 79, of Plains, Texas, died Wednesday Nov. 9, 2005, at his home in Plains. He was born May 27, 1926, to John and Dillie Fitzgerald in Terry County. He attended school at Plains High School and Texas Tech University. He married Melba Starnes on Aug. 28, 1949, in Brownfield. He served on […]

NMMI honors Ingle for service

Freedom Newspapers The Commandant of Cadets at the New Mexico Military Institute formally recognized Dist. 37 State Sen. Stuart Ingle of Portales for his service to the state of New Mexico and promoted Ingle to “Honorary Cadet Colonel” at NMMI. A special order from Brigadier General Richard V. Geraci which was read in front of […]