Aragon, Julia

Julia A. Aragon, 94, of Clovis, died Monday, April 24, 2006, at her home in Clovis. Born Oct. 27, 1911, in Juan de Dios to Stephen and Senapia Sanchez (Baca), she was a longtime Tucumcari resident and resided most recently in Clovis. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Tana Garcia, and […]

Bell, Mary

Mary Elizabeth Bell, 84, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 15, 2006, at her home. Born Jan. 14, 1922, to Clayton and Martha Ryan Reed in Clovis, she married Maurice “Fud” E. Bell on July 17, 1937, in Farwell. She was the owner and manager of the Mirador Apartments on 21st Street. She was a member […]

Hogg, John

John B. Hogg, 91, of Portales, died Wednesday, April 12, 2006, in Farwell. He was born Sept. 24, 1914, to John B. Hogg Sr. and Roxie Lee Hale Hogg at the family farm home at Jonesville, Quay County. On Oct. 28, 1949, he married LaVelle Cox Mitchell in Clovis. His father died when he was […]

Brannon Sr., Quincey

Quincey Brannon Sr., 66, died Wednesday, April 5, 2006. He was born Sept. 9, 1939, 1939, in Colorado City, Texas, to Charles and Maxine Brannon. He graduated from Portales High School in 1958. He married Shirley Ann Ingram on June 9, 1958, in Portales. He worked for Sam Sanders Gravel Pit before moving to Amarillo […]

West, Phillip “Phil”

Phillip Carroll “Phil” West, 66, of Clovis died Saturday, April 8, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. Born July 14, 1939, in Edenton, N.C., to William Reeves and Edith Ida Green West, he married Karen Grim on Aug. 27, 2005, in Clovis. A Vietnam veteran, he retired as a technical sergeant after serving 20 years […]

Hayes, Gordon “Wayne”

Gordon “Wayne” Hayes, 75, of Clovis, died Monday, March 20, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. Born Oct. 24, 1930, in Barberton, Ohio, to Homer and Myrtle Hayes, he retired from the Air Force as a senior master sergeant after 30 years of service. He was a life member of Clovis Elk’s Lodge 1244, where […]

Clovis mother, child die in accident

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A week away from her 23rd birthday, Jennifer Olivares was excited about her approaching marriage and hoping to have another child — this one a girl. Olivares and her oldest son, Alejandro “A.J” Lomas Jr., 4, were killed about 8:30 p.m. (CDT) Monday just outside of Muleshoe when the […]

Helen Geane Modersohn

Helen Geane Modersohn, 71, of Clovis, died Thursday, Feb. 16, at Retirement Ranch. She was born July 9, 1934, in Wellington, Kan., to Roy and Helen Ireland Swearingen. She moved with her family to Clovis in 1942. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1952. She married Vance Modersohn in 1957 in Downers Grove, Ill. […]

Chapin, Carolyn

Carolyn Maria Chapin, 51, of Melrose, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006. She was born Aug. 24, 1954, in Roswell, to Grover and Pearl Richardson. She married Marvin Chapin on Nov. 27, 1984, in Roswell. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, who was the only constant in her family’s life, family members said. […]

Thrasher, Harold H.

Harold Hardy Thrasher, 89, of Pampa, Texas, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006, in Pampa. He was born March, 18, 1916, in Cooke County, Texas, and came to Amarillo in 1921, where he lived until 1936. In 1936, he moved to Canadian, Texas, and resided there until moving to Pampa in 1950. He married Juanita Pendergraft […]

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 […]

Dines, Billie J.

Billie June Dines, 71, of Clovis, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born April 7, 1934, in Albuquerque, to Grace Elizabeth and Robert Scott Kennedy. She graduated from Raton High School with honors. She was employed as a bookkeeper at the local electric company in Raton. She married […]

Quintana, Richard “Ricardo”

Richard “Ricardo” Quintana, 64, of Clovis, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. He was born Jan. 25, 1941, to Santiago and Andrea Garcia Quintana in Newkirk. He worked for Vohs Company in Clovis and in maintenance for the Clovis cemeteries. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic […]

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 […]

Walden, Emery

Emery Elva Walden, 94, of Albuquerque, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005, at Lovelace Hospital in Albuquerque. He was born Nov. 10, 1911, in Winters, Texas, to William and Willie Walden. He married Modean Reid on Feb. 29, 1944, in Portales. He moved to Albuquerque from Clovis in 1947. He was a member of Blake Baptist […]

Stranger’s unselfish sharing sign of God’s mercy

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist There is much sadness in the world. There is sadness in our community, the nation and the world. That is why I am sharing the following true story about an incident … no, a miracle … that is uplifting. My sister Susie lives in Rochester, Minn. She sent this e-mail […]

Marilyn Kay Wylie

Marilyn Kay Wylie, 63, of Fort Sumner, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005, at her home. She was born Jan. 16, 1942, in Clovis to Vincent A. and Erma Stallard. She was raised and attended school at Fort Sumner, graduating with the class of 1960. She married Donald R. Wylie on July 9, 1960, in Fort […]

Dr. Ervin Udell Bussanmas

Dr. Ervin Udell Bussanmas, 88, of Clovis, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Dec. 11, 1916, in Oklahoma to Frank Herman and Ada Blaksley Bussanmas. He was an optometrist. He was a member of the Clovis/Portales Elks Lodge, the Lions Club and Central Baptist Church. He […]

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 […]

Lopez, Claudio J.

Claudio Joseph Lopez, 74, of Seattle and previously of Clovis, died Friday, Oct. 21, 2005, at Highline Hospital in Seattle of pneumonia. He was born June 4, 1921. He worked for Santa Fe Railroad and the Clovis Post Office. He was a Scottish Rite Mason and a veteran of World War II, serving as a […]