Car wash raises funds for slain child’s family

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Friends, family and volunteers from the community gathered Saturday morning at Taco Box in Clovis for a car wash to raise money for the family of Carlos Perez. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer At least 30 school kids from Gattis, Yucca, Cameo, Lockwood and Clovis High schools volunteered their time […]

Tomlinson , James

James Tomlinson Services: Have been held. James Joseph “Jim” Tomlinson, 41, of Lakewood, Wash., died June 6, 2005, at Steilacoom, Wash. He was born Aug. 30, 1963, to James and Erlinda Chavez Tomlinson at Cannon Air Force Base. He was a security administrator and coached tennis and wrestling at Mountainview Junior High in Steilacoom, Wash. […]

Hutchison, Johnnie

Johnnie Leonard Hutchison, 63, of Elma, Wash., died Friday, May 20, 2005, at his home. He was born on July 18, 1941, in Clovis, to Grant Harrison and Yadie Elnora Young Hutchison. He was raised in Anchorage, Alaska and graduated from high school there. In 1961 he enlisted in the United States Navy. He served […]

Blevins, Suzi

Suzi Blevins Services: Have been held. Suzi Blevins, 50, of Portales, died Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at her home. She was born on May 1, 1955, in Wenatchee, Wash., to Beatrice and Vearl Whitehall. She spent her early childhood in Washington, where she completed school. She married Jim Blevins, who was from New Mexico. They […]

Governor leads rally

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James Kratzer of Portales shows his support for Cannon Air Force Base on Monday at the town hall meeting at the Clovis-Carver Library. Kratzer, 49, has been the civilian meteoroligist at Cannon for more than a year. (CNJ staff photo: John Eisel) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Rounds of applause rippled through the North […]

Marez, Joe R.

Joe R. Marez Services have been held. Joe R. Marez died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, of complications from a heart attack. He was born Sept. 27, 1931, in Encino. He joined the U.S. Army when he was 16 and fought in the Korean War. He was wounded in the Battle of Chipyong-Ni and was given […]

Warren, Dolores

Dolores Warren Services: Have been held. Dolores “Lola” Warren, 45, of Puyallup, Wash., died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2003, in Tacoma, Wash. She was born April 14, 1958, in Fresno, Calif., to Julian and Grace Salinas. She was raised in Santa Rosa. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1976. She married Barry Warren on Jan. […]

Kisella, Billie

Billie Kisella Services: Have been held Billie Kisella, 77, of Monroe, Wash., formerly of Clovis, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003, in Monroe, Wash. She was born on Sept. 23, 1926, to Torrence and Vada Reed. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include three daughters, Lisa Wilt of Monroe, Wash., Joy Caswell of […]

Gonzales, Martin

MARTIN GONZALES Services: Have been held. Martin B. Gonzales, 50, of Moses Lake, Wash., died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003. He was born on May 28, 1953, in Clovis, to Benito and Isabel Gonzales. He grew up in Portales. He moved to Washington state when he was 15. He began working for Brown and Root at […]

Collins, Lillie

Lillie Collins Services: Have been held. Mrs. Lillie Mae Collins, 73, of Texico, a housewife, died Monday, July 7,2003, in Clovis. She was born on March 26, 1930, in Lone Wolf, Okla., to Sam and Amy Wilson Prater. She married Clark Collins on Feb. 6, 1982, in Clovis. She was raised in California and Melrose. […]