Valdez, Mary

Mary Ann Valdez, 63, of Portales, died Monday, April 3, 2006, at Baptist-St. Anthony’s Hospice in Amarillo. Born March 25, 1943, in Rock Springs, Wyo., to Luanna and Clay Benson, she lived in Utah as a child and moved to California as a teenager. She attended nursing school and became a registered nurse, which she […]

Curry, Hubert F.

Hubert Franklin Curry, 88, of Clovis, died Tuesday, March 28, 2006, in Clovis. Born Nov. 23, 1917, to Arthur and Hattie Hewitt Curry in rural Curry County, he married Belle Smith on Nov. 10, 1939, in Fort Sumner. He was the owner of Borden’s Dairy in Clovis with his sons, and former owner of C […]

Cardenas, Consuelo

Consuelo Aguirre Cardenas, 64, died March 8, 2006, in Morton. She was born Nov. 9, 1941, in Dallas to Felix Aguirre and Petra Santigo. She married Ridolfo “Rudy” B. Cardenas Sr. on Sept. 7, 1972, in Clovis. They moved to Morton in 1997 from Georgia. She was a homemaker and wonderful mother, family members said. […]

Steele, Virginia

Virginia Vinson Morris Steele, 88, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006, at Parmer County Community Hospital in Friona. She was born Oct. 9, 1917, on the Swinson Ranch in Motley, County to Hugh L. and Mae Emma (Sinclair) Vinson. Her first husband, Jack Morris, preceded her in death Oct. 15, 1965. She married Charlie Steele on […]

McMath, Robert “Bob”

Robert “Bob” McMath, 78, of Portales, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, at his home in Portales. He was born Nov. 27, 1927, in Mulberry, Ark., to Vicie and Robert N. McMath. He grew up in Wagner, Okla. In the late 1950s he moved to Hagerman where he worked hauling hay. On Jan. 10, 1967, in […]

Ward, Alton

Alton M. Ward, 74, of Clovis, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born July 5, 1931, to David S. and Fannie Riley Ward in Portales. He married Betty Ann Cherry on Aug. 9, 1948, in Amarillo. He worked in asphalt construction for K. Barnett & Sons for […]

Massey, James (Junior)

James I. (Junior) Massey, 82, of Portales died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare Center in Clovis He was born Sept. 18, 1923, in Englewood, Calf., to Ruth and James I. Massey. He moved to the Lingo community with his parents at a young age. He graduated from the Lingo schools in 1941. […]

Viescas, Cayetana

Cayetana Viescas, 71, of Clovis, died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, at her home in Clovis. She was born Aug. 7, 1934 to Bartolo and Refugia Morales Pena in Ranchosol, Chihuahua, Mexico. She married Francisco Viescas on July 20, 2000, in Clovis. She was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe. She loved […]

Carlisle, James W.

James William Carlisle, 57, of Commerce City, Colo. died Monday, Oct. 3, 2005. He was born May 17, 1948, in Portales to James and Etna Carlisle. He married Diana McCauley March 28, 1970. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a diesel mechanic. Family members said he enjoyed hunting, fishing and being with his family. […]

Autrey, Ralph

Ralph E. Autrey, 92, of Texico died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born Nov. 26, 1912, in Concho County, Texas, to Felix and Emily Autrey. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Lawana Talley on Nov. 16, 1973, in Texico. He had been a […]

Howard M. Mason

Howard M. Mason Services:6 p.m. Friday at Muffley Funeral Home Chapel in Clovis. Howard M. Mason, 73, of Clovis, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Dec. 29, 1931, in Jasper, Ala., to Howard and Gertrude Norris Mason. He married Trena Wilson on Sept. 23, 2004, […]

In Tribute: Dairyman remembered for singing voice

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Leon Nash lived to be 94, which is a long time in most families, but not among the Nash clan. “People in our family live to be close to 100. Dad really died kinda early,” Jerry Nash said with a laugh about his father. Leon was a dairy farmer […]

Jennie W. Barnard

Jennie W. Barnard, 90, of Clovis, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, at Retirement Ranch. She was born Sept. 2, 1915, to John and Petronella “Nallie” Voss VanRockel in Hayes, Kan. She was a supply clerk in the government civil service. She is preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Daniel L. Barnard. She […]

Ray, James

James Ray Services: Have been held. Mr. James Troy Ray, 87, of Clovis died Friday, July 8, 2005 at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born Oct. 30, 1917, in House to Jewell and Lily Graham Ray. He was a Navy seaman during World War II and served most of his seven years duty on […]

Cook, Warren

Warren Cook Services: Have been held. Warren Wayne Cook, 90, of Vega, Texas, died Thursday, June 16, 2005. He was born on May 10, 1915, in Moundridge, Kan., to Bert and Bertha Cook. He moved to Texas where he farmed and ranched. After many years in Texas he moved to New Mexico where he and […]

McDonald, Verna Bell

b>Verna Bell McDonald Services: Have been held. Verna Bell McDonald, 78, died Sunday, June 5, 2005, at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, Nev. She was born Aug. 25, 1926, in Quanah, Texas. She had worked the past 15 years with small children, and enjoyed being a grandmother. She was a resident of Portales for 52 […]

Like father, like sons

By Ryn Gargulinski Haberdasher Homer Tankersley said he was amazed when his sons followed him into the clothing business. Pilot Brad Telshaw said he was not surprised to find his son in the sky. Coach Eric Roanhaus said his two boys perhaps followed in his football footsteps “because of the same lack of intelligence I […]

McDonald, Verna

Verna McDonald Services: Have been held. Verna Bell McDonald, 78, died Sunday, June 5, 2005, at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, Nev. She was born Aug. 25, 1926, in Quanah, Texas. She had worked the past 15 years with small children and enjoyed being a grandmother. She was a resident of Portales for 52 years. […]

Martinez, Catalina

Catalina Martinez Services: Have been held. Mrs. Catalina Martinez, 71, of Texico, died Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Feb. 25, 1934, in Villa de Ramos, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, to Natividad Garcia and Clementa Moncivais. She married Guadalupe Martinez 52 years ago in Mexico. Preceded […]

Lucero, Dora

Dora Lucero Services: Have been held. Dora Prescilla Lucero, 68, of Hereford, died Saturday, May 21, 2005, at Baptist Saint Anthony’s Hospice in Amarillo. She was born Nov. 27, 1936, to Luis and Jesusita Garcia Griego in Garita. She married Jose Virginio Lucero Nov. 28, 1951, in Littlefield. She was a homemaker, a member of […]