RUIDOSO, N.M. – A memorial service for Willard Eldon “Ikey” Lewis, a former Snyder resident, was held July 28 in the Lewis home in Ruidoso.
Mr. Lewis, 87, died Saturday, July 13, in Ruidoso.
Born Aug. 3, 1914 in Fred-ricksburg, Mo., he married Frances Clements of Snyder on Dec. 4, 1934 in Abilene.
Mr. Lewis was a registered pharmacist for nearly 56 years and formerly worked at Snyder Drug. He was a businessman in Jal, N.M. for 30 years before moving to Ruidoso in 1970.
He was a member of the Gateway Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Lewis of Ruidoso; a son, Willard E. Lewis of Santa Fe; a daughter, Linda Foos of Sun Lakes, Ariz.; a sister, Reva Hicks of Fort Davis; seven grandchildren, Janet Krause, Julia McGowan, Carrie Brandon, Penny Noble, Daphne Saragusa, William Manfredi and Jana Manfredi; seven great-grandchildren, Chris Patterson, Vanessa Krause, William Krause, Cole Brandon, Bree Brandon, Nathalie Saragusa and Benjamin Saragusa; and five nieces, including Janeen Patterson and Carla Allen, both of Snyder.
ABILENE – Mrs. Virginia Dean (Gunn) Vertz, mother of Sally Miller of Snyder, died Friday, August 2 in her Lynn, Mass. residence after a lengthy illness.
Service for Mrs. Vertz, 65, is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 in the University Church of Christ in Abilene with her husband the Rev. Paul Vertz, minister of the Melrose Church of Christ, officiating.
She was born in Nashville, Tenn., and raised in Brownfield. She was a resident of Lynn for the past two years and also had lived in Farmington, Conn., Lubbock, Abilene, Roswell,, N.M. Bellingham, Wash. and Pullman Wash.
She was a graduate of Abilene Christian University and Western Washington State University, where she obtained her masters degree in education. She was a member of the Melrose Church of Christ.
Survivors also include a son-in-law, David Miller of Snyder; a daughter, Julie and her husband Ronnie McQueen of Abilene; a son, Steven Vertz of Tampa, Fla.; three brothers, Charles Gunn of Midland and Max Gunn and Gary Gunn, both of Childress; and five grandchildren, including Kristen, Audrey and Daniel Miller, all of Snyder.
ROBY – Mineola Parker, sister of Orlena Lay of Hermleigh, died Thursday, Aug. 1 at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
Service for Mrs. Parker was set for 3 p.m. Saturday in Roby First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Vincent officiating.
Burial was to follow in the Roby Cemetery.
She was born April 17, 1927 in Fisher County and married Dwalyn Parker Sr. in Roby in 1950. Prior to retirement she worked as a registered nurse for Simmons Hospital for many years. After retirement she was an Avon representative for more than 25 years.
She was a member of Roby First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband and a brother, Bill Morris.
Survivors also include a daughter and son-in-law, Vickie and Steve Gosling of Carrollton; a son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy Dwalyn Jr. and Williadean Parker of Kermit; another sister, Natalie Gribbins of Flower Mound; and four grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to West Texas Rehabilitation Center, 4601 Hartford, Abilene, 79602.
ODESSA – Raymond Scarbrough, 90, of Odessa, a retired EmCo welder and machinist, died Thursday, Aug. 1, at the State Veteran’s Home in Big Spring.
Service was set for 10 a.m. Saturday at Sunset Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Sandra Keith officiating. Burial was to be at Sunset Memorial Gardens with arrangements by Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.
He was born in Scurry County. He was an Army veteran. He was a Methodist.
He is survived by a son, Johnny Scarbrough of Andrews; two sisters, Jewell Mathers of Denver City and June Veatch of Fort Worth; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.
SANTA ROSA, N.M. - Arturo F. Ariaz, father of Mary Ann Caldwell of Snyder, died Friday, Aug. 2.
Service for Mr. Ariaz, 83, was held Monday in the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Santa Rosa and burial followed in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Mr. Ariaz was born on June 30, 1919 in Puerto De Luna and lived most of his life in Santa Rosa.
Survivors also include a son-in-law, Wayland Caldwell of Snyder; another daughter, Magdalena Monserrat and her husband Javier of Puerto De Luna; three sons and their wives, Arthur and Christina Ariaz of Santa Rosa, Andrew and Kristi Ariaz of Albuquerque and Albert and Roberta Ariaz of Puerto De Luna; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral service for Mildred Maxine Streety is set for 2 p.m. Thursday in the Ave. D Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Holmes and Charles Day officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Memorial Gardens under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
Mrs. Streety, 85, died Sunday, Aug. 11, in Cogdell Memorial Hospital.
Born Feb. 12, 1917 in Hawkins, Tex., she married Virgil Streety on March 21, 1942 in Mineola. Mrs. Streety was a homemaker and a member of the Ave. D. Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Virgil Streety of Snyder; a son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Ann Streety of Lubbock; four sisters, Pearl Foster of Hawkins, Mary Jo Salter of Florence, La., Connie Mae Bridges of Stonewall, La., and Thelma Reynolds of Lubbock; and a grandson, Kevin Streety of Paris, France.
MIDLAND - Alice Barrett Bolton, the mother of Anne Adams of Snyder, died Monday, Aug. 12, in Houston.
Funeral service for Mrs. Bolton, 86, is set for 10 a.m. Thursday in the Ellis Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park.
Born Nov. 26, 1915 in Leon County, she graduated from Sam Houston State University with a bachelor of science degree in home economics. She worked as a home economics teacher and as a home demonstration agent in the late ‘30s and ‘40s.
A member of the First Baptist Church, Mrs. Bolton was a lifetime member of the PTA and a member of the hospital women’s auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Winfred and Mary Etta Barrett; her husband, Alvis Franklin Bolton; three brothers; and a sister.
Survivors include a son, Al Bolton Jr. of Houston; another daughter, Anita Rice of San Antonio; five grandchildren, Allison Alexander, Amber Crafton, Jason Rice, Jeremy Rice and Jonathan Rice; and one great-grandson, Avery Robert Crafton.
SWEETWATER - Evelyn "Granny" Miller of Sweetwater, mother of Bill Miller of Snyder, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, in Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Graveside service for Mrs. Miller, 94, is set for 10 a.m. Friday in the Sweetwater Cemetery. The Rev. Lyndel Hix will officiate. McCoy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Born on Jan. 18, 1909 in Girard, she married Clifton Warren Miller on Aug. 8, 1935 in Bellville. A graduate of Clairemont, she had lived in Sweetwater since 1954. She was a past postmaster at Clairemont. Mrs. Miller was a member of the Church of Christ, the Eastern Star and was an avid bowler.
She was preceded in death by her husband on May 22, 1977; one daughter; one grandson; one brother and one sister.
Survivors also include one daughter, Garla McIntosh of Sweetwater; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Family visitation is set for 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – Eva Colyer Ward, the mother of Margaret Corkran of Snyder, died Monday, Feb. 4, after a lengthy illness.
Funeral service for Mrs. Ward, 82, is set for 11 a.m. Friday in the First Baptist Church in Los Alamos. Interment will follow in the Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe, N.M. Arrangements are under the direction of McGee Memorial Chapel Mortuary.
Born April 3, 1919 in Ravanna, Ark., she married Horace Colyer in Bloomburg, Tex. He died Dec. 28, 1967. She married Carter Ward on March 27, 1970 in Los Alamos.
A resident of White Rock, N.M., she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Los Alamos and sang in the church choir. She worked with the youth of the church and was active in the WMU.
Mrs. Ward was employed by Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory for 20 years, retiring in 1975.
She also was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Georgia Maybelle Arledge.
Survivors also include her husband, Carter Ward of White Rock; another daughter and her husband, Juanita and Tommy Lawrence of Rio Rancho, N.M.; another son-in-law, Jerry Corkran of Snyder; a daughter, Janice Peterson of Albuquerque; seven grandchildren, Chris Lawrence and Cathy Kaiser of Rio Rancho, Sarah Peterson and Matt Peterson of Albuquerque, Jill Peterson of Portland, Ore., Jeff Corkran of Dallas and Andrea Corkran of San Angelo; and six great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer’s Disease Research, 15825 Shady Grove Road, Suite 140, Rockville, Md., 20850.