William 'Clyde' Battles
William 'Clyde' Battles, 94, died Saturday, May 17, 2003, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare Center in Clovis following an illness.
The son of William J. Battles and the former Ena Bray, he was born April 29, 1909, in Little Rock, Ark. His family homesteaded 13 miles east of Santa Rosa, where he attended school.
The family moved to Hereford, Texas, in 1921, where they farmed at ranched. He married Emma Lestina Williams on Aug. 24, 1946, at Amherst, Texas, and the couple made their home in House in 1949.
He was a veteran of World War II.
He is survived by a daughter: Peggy Sue Tivis and husband, Danny, House, and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Emma 'Cutie' Battles on March 3, 2000, a brother, Homer Battles on Sept. 2, 2002, and a sister, Hazel Dale in 1964.
Services were Tuesday morning in the House Baptist Church with the Rev. Sherman Martin officiating. Burial was to follow at the House Community Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Monty Tivis, Trevor Tivis, Kelly Miller, Ross Sinclair, Charles Franklin and Clifford Franklin.
Honorary pallbearers were Bob Franklin, Lloyd Morrow, Eldon Blackburn and Henry Jaramillo.
The family suggests memorials to the House EMS Service, c/o Village of House, NM 88121 or the Baptist Children s Home.
Lisa Marie Henry
Lisa Marie Henry, one day old, died Monday, May 12, 2003.
The daughter of Clifton and Kimberly Henry of Amarillo, Texas, she was born May 12, 2003, in Amarillo.
Services were this morning at Christian Lighthouse Church with the Rev. Jackie Findley officiating.
Along with her parents, she is survived by her grandparents, Larry and Karen Lucius of Amarillo and Allen and Cindy Covington of Amarillo and her great-grandparents, Wilma Covington of Chino, Calif. and Gloria Sanchez, Riverside, Calif.
Nancy Bonds, 68, died Saturday morning, May 10, 2003, in the Van Ark Care Center following an extended illness.
Born May 15, 1934, in Rockford, Ill., she had made her home in Tucumcari for many years. She had worked as a secretary and served as the health registrar for Quay County for a number of years. She was a member of the Lutheran Church.
She is survived by her husband, Bob Bonds, Tucumcari; two sons: David Stahl and wife, Lou Ann, Los Alamos; Dale Stahl and wife, Kim, Phoenix; a step-daughter: LaJuana Hart and husband, Marshall, Tucumcari; a brother: Roger Ross, San Jose, Calif.; and five grandchildren.
The body has been cremated. Services will be announced later.
Ollie Mae Wisdom
Ollie Mae Wisdom, 85, died suddenly on Tuesday evening, May 13, 2003.
Born Sept. 15, 1917, in Houston, she had made her home in Tucumcari for the past 5 1/2 years with her sister, Anna Hutchinson.
She was a member of the Baptist Church in Livingston, Texas.
She is survived by her sister, Anna Hutchinson and husband, Harold, Tucumcari; Marguerite Curtis, Kerrville, Texas; and a brother: Ernest R. Gaston, Bearn, La.
Graveside services were this morning at the Grady Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Bowman officiating.
Philip M. Wiegel
Philip M. Wiegel, 82, died Tuesday, May 13, 2003, while playing golf at the Tucumcari Municipal Golf Course.
The son of Perry and Anna Wiegel, he was born April 15, 1921 in Elizabeth, Penn., he came to New Mexico to attend the University of New Mexico and play football for the Lobos.
While at UNM, he married Cora Collins in April 1943. Shortly thereafter, he joined the U.S. Navy during World War II and piloted a landing craft on D-Day at Utah Beach. In 1945, he returned to Tucumcari and became the area distributor for the Continental Oil Company.
He was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church and the Tucumcari Elks Lodge and had served as the BPOE exalted ruler in 1956
After Cora died in 1967, he married Doraeen Brissey in 1971.
He is survived by his wife, of Tucumcari, sons: Philip and wife, BernaDette, Santa Fe; C.J. and wife, Audrey, Tucumcari; a daughter: Debbie Morris, Albuquerque; a sister: Jane and husband, Milton Oliver, Florida; brothers: Paul Wiegel and wife, Rosemary, Minnesota; William Wiegel and wife, Sarah, Texas; sisters-in-law: Mary Madeline Wiegel, California; Phyllis Collins, El Paso, Texas; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his sister Marie, brothers James, George, Robert, Ted, Vince and Charles.
Rosary was Thursday evening and funeral Mass was Friday afternoon at St. Anne's Catholic Church.
Pallbearers were Phillip Bidegain, Curtis Rook, Fred Barnett, Jeff Lewalling, Darryl Rigdon, Rick Marrano, Gary Lee and Larry Roybal.
The family suggests memorials to the Dr. Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, P.O. Box 608, Tucumcari, NM 88401.
Camilia L. Apodaca
Camilia L. Apodaca, 74, died Friday morning, May 9, 2003, in the Trigg Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.
Born June 18, 1930, in Dalhart, Texas, she had been a homemaker and attended the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Tucumcari.
She is survived by three daughters: Hope Najera, Henrietta Rede and husband, Saul; Connie Perez and Chilo, all of Tucumcari; four sons: Pete Apodaca and wife, Rose, Mucio Apodaca and wife, Linda, David Apodaca, all of Tucumcari; Jay Apodaca and wife of Denver; five sisters: Petra Sandoval and Juana Garza and husband, Fine, all of Albuquerque; Connie Lopez, Amarillo, Texas; Helen Lucero and husband, Louie, Eagle River, Alaska; Sally Martinez, Tucumcari and one brother: Mucio Lopez and wife, Kathy, Tucumcari.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Juan, in 1991.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Dunn Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in the family plot of the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Antonio Vargas, Pete Apodaca, Joe Vargas, Andrew Apodaca, Robert Vargas, Matthew Apodaca, Abel Vargas and Irma Apodaca.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Garcia, Delmar Bell and all close friends and neighbors.
Margaret Ruth Ricketts Dougherty
Margaret Ruth Ricketts Dougherty, 95, died Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at her home in Tucumcari.
The daughter of Ira Ricketts and Annie Hughes, she was born Aug. 2, 1907, in Castro County, Texas.
The oldest of six children, she attended college in Canyon, Texas, then taught in a one-room school in rural Texas. She married Archie Dougherty in 1928 and the couple moved to the Frio Draw north of Clovis, where they ranched until 1973.
She was an active member of the Christian church, a charter member of the Clovis Central Christian Church, superintendent of the intermediate department and teacher of the Loyal Bereans class.
She is survived by four daughters: LaNelda Kresge and husband, Don, Logan; Ruth Daniel, Tucumcari; Allynda Treas and husband, Donald, Navajo Dam; Jane Westbrook and husband Gary Brightbill, Cedar Crest; five sons: David Dougherty and wife, Virginia, Abbott, Texas; Noel Dougherty and wife, Juandell, Pendaries; Wylie Dougherty and wife, Ruth Ann, Peoria, Ariz.; Pete Dougherty, and wife, Michelle, Monroe, La.; Bill Dougherty and wife, Lois, Corpus Christi, Texas; 34 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie Dougherty, a brother and a son-in-law, C.W. Daniel.
Services were 2 p.m. Friday at the Central Christian Church with Larry Tedrow officiating. Burial followed at the Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens.
Her grandsons served as pallbearers.
David Winston Dickens
David Winston Dickens, 18, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003.
The son of the Rev. Barry and Susan Dickens, he fell from a cliff.
He is survived by his parents, two sisters: Kimberly and Rachel and a brother: Peter.
His father had been pastor of Center Street United Methodist Church from February 1989 until June 1993.
Services will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Drive, Los Alamos, 715 Diamond Drive.
Annie Lucille Terpening
Annie Lucille Terpening, 85, died Sunday, May 4, 2003, in the Pecos Valley Nursing Home following an extended illness.
A wife, mother and homemaker, she was a member of the Congregation of Jehovah s Witnesses in Clovis.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, C.W. Pete Terpening; three sons: Donald H. Gadbury and wife, Dolores, Logan; Mike Terpening and wife, Celeste, Fort Sumner; Tom L. Terpening and wife, Gail, San Ramon, Calif.; a daughter: Bette Jane Brodeur, Phoenix; 14 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, a son, a great-grandson and one great-granddaughter.
Services will be 2 p.m. May 17 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehova s Witnesses in Clovis.
Francis Fuller, 83, died very early Wednesday morning, May 7, 2003, at his home in Portales.
The son of Amanda and Francis M. Fuller, he was born Dec. 19, 1919, in Kintyre, N.D.
The fourth of eight sons, he grew up on the family farm in Kintyre. He and four of his brothers served in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II. He married Lea Essig on July 5, 1943, in Napoleon, N.D. They made their home in several locations, where he farmed and worked side agriculture-related jobs. In 1994, they moved to Tucumcari before moving to Portales in 1999. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
He is survived by his wife of Portales; a son: Howard and wife, Joan Fuller, Lebanon, Mo.; two daughters: Frances L. Gunsch and husband, Donald, Longmont, Colo.; Dorothy Nelson and husband, Wendell, Clovis; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a brother, Harlan Fuller, Steele, N.D.
Services were 3 p.m. Friday at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Portales with Sven Frantzen, Dennis Harper and Johnny Lindsey officiating.
Angela Christine Reuther
Angela Christine Reuther, 23, died Wednesday, April 30, 2003, in San Miguel County.
Born Sept. 14, 1979, in Tacoma, Wash., she attended schools at Anchorage, Alaska; Flagstaff, Ariz. and Camp Verde, Ariz.; where she participated in the Speech and Debate team Big Brothers/Big Sisters and the Equestrian Club.
She received her bachelor s degree from Arizona State University and was working on her master s degree at Highlands University in Las Vegas, N.M. She was employed with the New Mexico Children s Youth and Family Division at Tucumcari. She loved horseback riding, reading, hiking, rock climbing and animals.
She is survived by her parents, Pamela and John Nuttall, Fort Sumner, her father and wife, Dick and Sherri Reuther, Prescott, Ariz.
There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Valley Community House, Billy the Kid Drive, Fort Sumner.
The family suggests memorials to the Children s Youth and Family Division or the Fort Sumner Public Library, P.O. Drawer D, Fort Sumner, NM 88119.
Alvin Theodore Romero
Alvin Theodore Romero, 43, died Wednesday, April 30, 2003, in Garita.
Born May 11, 1959, in Las Vegas, he had been a rancher in Garita at the Hage and Webb Land and Cattle Company for 25 years.
He was a member of the Center Street United Methodist Church.
He grew up in Trujillo and attended Robertson High School in Las Vegas.
He was a member of the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association and a member of the United States Team Roping Championships, where he was an avid competitor.
He is survived by his wife, Missie; children: Maranda, Christina, Julianna, Sara, Olana and Alvin Chance, all of Tucumcari and Garita; his father: Pete Romero, brother: Dan Romero, Trujillo; brothers: Fred Romero and companion, Pam; Nick Romero and wife, Corrine, all of Las Vegas, N.M.; Jerry Romero and wife, Penny, Dalhart, Texas; Richard Romero, Springtown, Texas; Louis Romero, Garden City, Kan.; sisters: Irene Martinez and husband, Miguel, Las Vegas, N.M.; Sarah Quintana and husband, Diego, Pecos; sisters-in-law: Dee Romero, Denver; Mary Lou Romero, Hereford, Texas; mother-in-law: Carol Webb, Garita; sister-in-law: Laura McKinney and husband, Arlan, Hartley, Texas; brother-in-law: Larry Webb and wife, Jennifer, Newkirk.
He was preceded in death by his infant daughter Little Angel Romero, mother, Sara Romero and by brothers Lee and Herman Romero, father-in-law Olan Webb and grandmother Franciel Hage.
Services are 1 p.m. today in the Center Street United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Hage-Webb Cemetery at Garita.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Romero, Nick Romero, Fred Romero, Dan Romero, Richard Romero, Larry Webb and Arlen McKinney.
Honorary pallbearers will be all nephews, family and friends.
An educational fund for the children of Alvin Romero has been established at the Citizens Bank, P.O. Box 1228, Tucumcari.
Thomas B. Breidegan
Thomas B. Breidegan, 86 died Friday, May 2, 2003.
Born in Machville, Penn., he graduated from Chillicothe Business College in Missouri, where he met his future wife, Grietje.
In August of 1940, he began his career as a telegraph operator at Coyote and Vaughn, then moved to Tucumcari in 1945. In 1970, he became agent wire-chief, the position he had when he retired in June of 1977 from the Chicago, Rock Island and Southern Pacific Transportation Co. He had been a ham radio operator since 1987 and worked as a volunteer examiner for the Ham radio license.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.
He is survived by his second wife, Martha Breidegan, of the home in Amarillo, Texas; a daughter: Joanna Gutz and husband, Chuck, Amarillo; a son: Harold Breidegan and wife, Margie, Tucumcari; three step-daughters: Stacy Minor Ferrell and husband, Jeff; Rebecca Sherrill and KayLynn Sherrill; four step-sons: Max Minor, Jim Sherrill and wife, Nancy; Ray Sherrill and Michael Minor; a sister: Mary Breidegan, Ventura, Calif.; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years in 1989.
Services will be 2:30 p.m. (CST) Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. Brian Hesse officiating. Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery.
His body will be available for viewing until 8 p.m. today and from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home in Amarillo.
The family suggests memorials to the Trinity Lutheran School, 5005 I-40 West, Amarillo, TX 79106 or a Christian school of the donor s choice.
Loren Scott, 64, died Saturday, April 19, 2003, in the Van Ark Care Center following an extended illness.
Born March 8, 1939, in Liberal, Kan., he had been a rancher in the Newkirk area.
He is survived by two daughters: Tammy Lee Jackson and Melisa Lyn Sandoval, both of Albuquerque; two sons: Lanie Ray Scott, Hobbs; Gary Abner Scott, California; two sisters: Millie Patton, Logan; Judy Juarros, Colorado; two brothers: Jim Scott, Tucumcari and Jerry Scott, Florida.
Ignacio Joe Narbaez
Ignacio Joe Narbaez, 84, died Saturday, April 28, 2003, in the Albuquerque Manor following an extended illness.
Born Feb. 1, 1919, in Solano, he was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church. He had served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He is survived by five sons: Ignacio Joe Narbaez and wife, Vera, Amarillo, Texas; Steven Narbaez, Loveland, Colo.; Patrick Narbaez and wife, Janice, Farmington; Herman Narbaez and wife, Denise, Phoenix; Peter Narbaez, Amarillo, Texas; two daughters: Stella Narbaez, Tucson, Ariz; Dolores Narbaez Rivera and husband, Patrick, Tucumcari; two stepdaughters: Irene Montano, Logan; Ruby Sierra, Tempe, Ariz; sisters: Luciana Montoya, Amarillo, Texas; Eumelia Sanchez, Clovis; Elmira Martinez, Tucumcari; Brothers: Benito Narbaez, Colorado; Fred Sanchez, Albuquerque; Juan Martinez, Kansas; 22 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Rosary is 7 p.m. today in the Dunn Memorial Chapel.
Funeral Mass will be 2 p.m. Thursday in the St. Anne's Catholic Church with the Rev. Leo Padget officiating. Burial will be in the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Richardo Martinez, Lawrence Green, Patrick Narbaez, Chris Narbaez, Matthew Martinez, Joe Martinez and Jessie Calbert.
Lucia M. Crespin
Lucia M. Crespin, 98, died Sunday, April 27, 2003, in the Van Ark Care Center following an extended illness.
Born Aug. 7, 1904, in Gallegos, she was a member of the St. Anne's Catholic Church and of the Nuestra Senora del Carmel Society of Logan.
She is survived by her son: Max Crespin and wife, Mary; a daughter: Cecilia Madrid and husband, Consie, all of Tucumcari; two brothers: Joe Muniz, Las Vegas, Nev.; Hilario Muniz, Denver; 11 grandchildren, 14, great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Perfecto Crespin, who died in 1982; two sons: Raymond in 1977, John in 2002 and a daughter: Corina Crespin Lopez in 1980; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Rosary is 7 p.m. today in the St. Anne's Catholic Church.
Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Thursday in the St. Anne's Catholic Church with the Rev. Leo Padget officiating. Burial will follow in the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery.
Grandchildren and great-grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.
Maria Anna 'Annie' Apalacio
Maria Anna 'Annie' Apalacio, 89, died Sunday, April 27, 2003, in the Van Ark Care Center following an extended illness.
Born Sept. 21, 1913, at Gallegos, she had been a longtime resident of Tucumcari. She was a member of the St. Anne's Catholic Church and was a homemaker who loved to babysit.
She is survived by two daughters: Irene Lovato and husband, Julian, Albuquerque; Dolores Rathbone and husband, Thomas, North Carolina; four sons: Facundo 'Foxy' Apalacio, Tucumcari; Manuel Apalacio and wife, Lynda, Tucumcari; Johnny Apalacio and wife, Darlene; Gilbert Apalacio and wife, Sandra, all of Denver; as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Rosary was Tuesday night in the Dunn Memorial Chapel.
Funeral Mass was this morning in the St. Anne's Catholic Church with the Rev. Leo Padget officiating. Burial will follow in the Logan Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Thomas Rathbone, Manuel Apalacio, Anthony Lovato, Foxy Apalacio, Johnny Apalacio, Julian Jaramillo, Gilbert Apalacio and Ernie Barron.
Dolores Stallard Ramsey
Dolores Stallard Ramsey, 53, died April 9, 2003, in Ames, Iowa, after fighting multiple sclerosis for many years.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Stallard, she was born April 13, 1949, in Tucumcari.
She graduated from the University of Illinois and later served as an electronics specialist for the U.S. Navy in Spain.
She is survived by her husband, L.W. Ramsey.
Her remains were cremated and distributed in her garden in Ames.
Aurora Griego, 94, died Thursday night, April 24, 2003, in the Trigg Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.
Born April 7, 1909, in Trementina, she was a member of the St. Anne's Catholic Church.
She had been a baker and was active in the baking business for 30 years. In the 1990s, she and her son owned and operated the Perfection Bakery in Tucumcari. She had been a resident of Tucumcari for more than 53 years.
She is survived by four daughters: Clara Vigil, Anita Dominguez, Isabel Griego and Flora Martinez, all of Tucumcari; two granddaughters she reared: Linda Griego and Diana Griego, both of Los Angeles; three sisters: Mary Segura, El Paso, Texas; Edna Sanchez and Marcelina Sandusky, both of Las Vegas, Nev.; 20 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ricardo Griego in 1970 and by her sons, Richard Griego Jr. in 1979 and Max Griego in 2001.
Rosary will be 6 p.m. Sunday in the St. Anne's Catholic Church.
Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Monday in the St. Anne's Catholic Church with the Rev. Leo Padget officiating. Burial will follow in the family plot of the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials to the Helping Hands Hospice, 615 S. Second St, Tucumcari, NM 88401.
William J. Turpin III
William J. Turpin III, 57, died Thursday, April 24, 2003.
He was born May 19, 1945, in Clovis.
He worked for Swift and Co., in Clovis for 15 years, Honetreat Co., for 10 years, then owned and operated Turpin Lawn and Tree Service for 10 years.
He retired in 2001 and moved to Logan, where he enjoyed fishing and the outdoors.
He had served in the U.S. Armed Forces and was a member of the American Legion Post 77 in Logan.
He is survived by his wife, Diana, Logan; a daughter: Tammy L. Phillips, Clovis; two sons: Wade D. Turpin, Hooker, Okla.; William Turpin IV, Clovis; a foster daughter: Colynn Davidson, Terre Haute, Ind; his father: William Turpin Sr., Normal, Ill.; mother: Wanda Carter, Clovis; a sister: Leslie Floyd and husband, Max; a brother: Kelly M. Carter and wife, Krissy, all of Clovis; 10 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday in the American Legion Bingo Hall in Logan.