Miscellaneous Chaves County, New Mexico Obituaries - 2001


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Charles E. Duncan Sr.
Charles E. Duncan Sr., 80, of Roswell passed away April 1, 2001. He was born in Linday, Okla., Aug. 1, 1920, to W.L. “Bill” Duncan and Lora Bama Holt Duncan. His parents were farmers.
Charles attended school at Hughes High School and attended college for two years. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Lindsay and Calvary Baptist Church in Roswell. He had a prison ministry and also ministered to the homeless in Oklahoma City.
He was owner and operator of a dry cleaning business. He served five years in the U.S. Army with the 45th Division during World War II. Charles enjoyed fishing, basketball and baseball. Charles moved to Roswell in 1989.
Charles is survived by his wife, Elsie Mae (Little) Duncan of the home. They were married in Oklahoma City May 29. 1969. He is also survived by his children, Gary Leon Duncan and wife, Dana, of Irving, Texas, Charles E. Duncan Jr. of Yantis, Texas, and step-daughter, Linda Darlene Nokes and husband, Ray, of Roswell.
Also surviving are his grandchildren, Darren Duncan and wife, Shannon, of Dallas, Trent Duncan and wife, Paula, of West Field, Mass., Cori Duncan of Irving, Stacie Nokes of St. Petersburg, Fla., Justin Nokes of Portales, Jessica Nokes of Albuquerque and Seth Nokes of Levelland. Texas; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today, April 12, at Calvary Baptist Church, 1009 W. Alameda St., with Pastor Wayne Griffin officiating. Music Director Russ Noss will sing the songs “Victory in Jesus” and “It Is Well With My Soul.”
Marie Nord
Franciscan Sister

Marie Nord
Marie Nord, 55, a Franciscan sister, a member of the Congregation of Our Lady of Lourdes of Rochester, Minn., died in a car accident April 9, 2001, north of Roswell.
Marie was born in Wynnum, Australia, July 2, 1945, to Donald and Anne Margaret Nord. Marie graduated from St. Peter’s High School in 1963. Sister Marie entered the Franciscan Congregation in 1963 from St. Peter’s Parish in Roswell.
Sister Marie’s ministry in the congregation began as a teacher of science in several schools. It was through that ministry that the seeds of a life-long passion to call others to live peaceably were planted. Through her role as social justice coordinator for the congregation, she lived out this passion as a peace activist, paralegal assistant, living and ministering in various peace communities in Colorado Springs, Colo., and Albuquerque, training and volunteering at Genesis Farm directing ERDA Garden and Learning Center where she was ministering at the time of her death.
Sister Marie was active in leadership in her religious congregation. Serving on various committees, and at the time of her death, serving as an elected member of the Congregational Leadership Team. Sister Marie was faithful to the prophets that came before her: She lived the passage from the prophet Micah, “This is what God asks of you — that you do justice, love, kindness, and walk humbly with your God.”
She is survived by her Franciscan community; her mother, Anne Margaret Nord of Roswell; two sisters, Barbara Dickinson and her husband, James, of Alto and Liz Bolin and her husband, Preston, of Roswell; two brothers, Robert Nord and his wife, Leslie, of Farmington and David Nord and his wife, Ronna, of Amarillo; numerous nieces and nephews; and her faithful dog, Puk.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Peter’s Church Tuesday April 17. A memorial mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 19 at Assisi Heights. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Rochester.
She requested no flowers and that donations be made to Barrett House, 905 13th St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, attention Dorothy Hansen or to the “Franciscan Fund”, 1001 14th St. NW, Rochester MN 55901.
Cremation was under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

Louise Boyd Duyfhuizen
ALTOONA, Wis. — Louise Boyd Duyfhuizen, 84, formerly of Roswell and Staten Island, N.Y., died Friday, April 6, 2001, at Oak Gardens Assisted Living in Altoona, Wis.
Louise was born Jan. 29, 1917, in Snohomish, Wash., to Lester and Maud (Hanson) Boyd. She married Arie D. Duyfhuizen Aug. 15, 1947, in Ramsey, N.J.
Louise was employed as ticket manager for the Brooklyn Football Dodgers and later as a salesperson/interior decorator for Ethan Allen Furniture Gallery on Staten Island.
She is survived by her son, Bernard B. and his wife, Tricia Allen, and their daughter, Katherine J. Duyfhuizen of Eau Claire, Wis.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arie, Sept. 24, 1999, and her parents.
A celebration of Louise’s life will be held at 1 p.m. today, April 12, at the Oakwood Villa Nursing Home Chapel in Altoona, with Chaplain Kathy Brown officiating.
Memorials are preferred to the Hospice program of Northwest Wisconsin Homecare or the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Duyfhuizen Professorship.
Prock Funeral Home is serving the family.

Rebecca Sanchez
Rebecca Sanchez, 86, of Saragosa, Texas, died Friday, April 6, 2001, in Dexter. A rosary was held at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 8, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Saragosa.
Rebecca was born Aug. 8, 1914, in Saragosa. She was a lifetime resident of Saragosa, a homemaker and a Catholic.
Rebecca was preceded in death by her husband, Carlos Sanchez Sr.; and one son, Ray Sanchez.
Survivors include one son, Carlos Sanchez Jr. of Balmorhea, Texas; two daughters, Lydia S. Olivas and Lupe S. Morales, both of Dexter; four sisters, Delfina Gomez of Balmorhea, Isabel Arenivas of Sweetwater, Texas, Genoveva Gomez of Poteet, Texas, and Sebera Navarette of Woodland, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Martinez Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Pallbearers were Daniel Hernandez, John Boy Rodriguez, David Olivas, Raul Morales, Nick Palomino Jr. and Danny Aguilar.

James C. ‘Pete’ Bratcher
A graveside service for James C. “Pete” Bratcher, 68, of Lake Arthur who passed away April 10, 2001, at Artesia General Hospital, will be held at 11 a.m. today, April 12, at Lake Arthur Cemetery. The Rev. Don Johnston will officiate.
James was born Dec. 16, 1932, in Post, Texas, to Earl Bratcher and Viloa (Hawkins) Bratcher. he married Virginia Foster Dec. 16, 1951, in Hagerman. He was owner/operator of Pete and Sons Pump Service founded in 1973.
James was a member of Lake Arthur Baptist Church and an avid supporter of all area youth activities.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Bratcher of the family home; five sons, Jack Bratcher and wife, Sue, of Farmington, Earl Bratcher and wife, Jennifer, of Lake Arthur and John, James Jr. and David Bratcher, all of Artesia; one daughter, Susan Robinson and husband, Robbie, of Hobbs; one brother, Earl Bratcher Jr. of Amarillo; 19 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Lois Alexander.
Honorary pallbearers will be James’ grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New Mexico Boys and Girls Ranch, PO Box 5000, Boys Ranch, NM 87002-5000, or the American Lung Association.
Arrangements are under the direction of Terpening and Son Mortuary.

James Elihu (J.E.) Prichard
VACAVILLE, Calif. — Grave side services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at South Park Cemetery for J.E. Prichard, 76, who passed away March 31, 2001, at his home in Vacaville, Calif.
J.E. was born Dec. 21, 1925, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to James Harrison and Verna Prichard. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, “Jack” Prichard; and one sister, Norma Prichard.
J.E attended Dexter grade schools and graduated from Roswell High School in 1944. He attended the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. J.E. served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He was in the construction business in Vacaville before retiring.
Survivors include his wife, Elsa; and two sons, James Thomas Prichard and Lawrence Mack Prichard, all of California; one sister, Rachel Halliburton of Roswell; one sister-in-law, Margaret Prichard; two nephews, James Richard “Dick” Maloney and wife, Mary, Barry Prichard and wife, Judan, of Roswell; two nieces, Norma Lou Cantrell and husband, Randy, of Houston and Suzanne Prichard Brock and husband, David, of Stratford, Okla.
J.E. will be sorely missed by his family and friends.

Ben B. McInturff
A burial will take place at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 3 p.m. Friday, April 13, for Ben B. McInturff, 77, of Roswell who passed away April 11, 2001, at his home.
Ben was born January 18, 1924, in Leslie, Ark. to Frank Osmond McInturff and Myrtle L. Bryan. Both parents preceded him in death.
In 1948, Ben married Frances E. McCarthy in Frankfurt, Germany. She survives him at the family home.
Ben served as a pilot and was a P.O.W. during World War II. After 20 years of service, Ben retired from the Air Force January 1, 1963, as a Major.
He became co-owner in the Royal Motel in Roswell after his military retirement. He was a member of the Roswell Gun Club and Spring River Golf Course.
Survivors include his wife, Frances E. McInturff, of Roswell; sons, Ben Bryan McInturff Jr. and his wife, Candace, of Winnetka, Ill., and Richard R. McInturff and his wife Kakee, of Deming; Janell Ward and her husband, Charles, of Rio Rancho; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society District I at P.O. Box 719, Roswell, NM 88202-0719.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ballard Funeral Home.

Helen Leah Martin
Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday, April 14, at South Park Cemetery, for Helen Leah Martin, 83, of Roswell, who passed away April 12, 2001, at a local nursing home. The Rev. Rick Hale of Grace Community Church will conduct the service.
Helen was born Nov. 26, 1917, in Omaha, Neb., to Burton Miles and Esther Delores Bruner Palmer. Her parents preceded her in death, as well as an infant son, David.
She married Oram Lee Martin on Oct. 11, 1964 in Desert Hot Springs, Calif. He passed away Dec. 2, 1988.
Survivors include a son, Gary G. Gunderson of Kalispell, Mont.; and a daughter, Susan L. Russell and her husband Greg of Roswell. She is also survived by two brothers, Everett “Bus” Miller and his wife Eileen and William “Bill” Bruning and his wife Lois both of Omaha, Neb.; and a sister, Lucille Cardella and her husband Tony of Albuquerque.
She has six grandchildren that survive her: Lisa Baker and her husband Trevon; Lori Braun; Greg Gunderson and his wife Catherine; Jennifer Russell; Michael Russell; and Matthew Russell. She is also survived by one great-grandchild, Haven Gunderson.
Mrs. Martin had been a Roswell resident since 1977, and was a member of the Grace Community Church. Before her retirement, she had been a legal secretary for many years, and had been the secretary for the Water District Board of Directors for a number of years in both Newhall and Yucca Valley, Calif. She was a homemaker and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
She was truly the matriarch of her family, passing on to her children and grandchildren, her love of learning. She will be greatly missed, and her love and memory will be with us forever.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Bernard ‘Bud’ Cleve
MAYHILL — Memorial services for Bernard “Bud” Cleve, 78, of Mayhill who passed away April 8, 2001, at his home, will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at Mayhill Baptist Church in Mayhill. Graveside services will follow at 2 p.m. in Woodbine Cemetery. The Rev. David Pate will officiate.
Bernard was born March 29, 1923, in Roswell to Bernard L. Cleve and Tillie (Martin) Cleve. He lived in Artesia from 1950 to 1970 and then moved to Mayhill. He was owner/operator of the Cleve Ranch which was founded in 1886.
He was a member of Mayhill Baptist Church, Elks Lodge, Safari Club and was a Purple Heart recipient in World War II. He was also a member of the Lincoln Forest Permitees Association, ASCS Conservation District and Artesia VFW.
Survivors include one son, Bernard L. Cleve of Mayhill; two daughters, Pamela Elliott and Susan Cleve Smith, both of Las Cruces; one brother, Charles Cleve of Roswell; and seven grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Alan Henry, Matt Nix, Dennis Tidwell, Eric Ness, Roger Mason and Melvin Foley Jr.
Honorary pallbearers will be grandchildren, Kelly Dubious, Tom Elliott, Michael David Moore, Ashley Smith, Ryan Smith, Bernard Robert Cleve and Tye William Cleve; and all friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to Roswell Hospice Care, 1107 S. Main St., Roswell NM 88201.
Arrangements are under the direction of Terpening and Son Mortuary.

Mary Nell Brown
Mary Nell Brown, 79, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2001.
A resident of El Paso for 35 years, she remained active in the Episcopal Church and served in numerous civic and church organizations. Particularly active in the Memorial Park area, she was instrumental in that neighborhood’s recognition as a state historical area.
She served as executive secretary for the Northeast YMCA, was a member of the Memorial Park Improvement Association and member of Friends of Memorial Park Library Association. For many years, she custom-designed and made fine jewelry for sale around the Southwest.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Pete Brown.
She is survived by two sisters, Jean Glover of Roswell and Ann Applegarth of Eugene, Ore.; her children, Thomas Taeger of El Paso, Robin Pepin of San Jose, Calif., and Michael Brown of Bethel, Alaska. Mary Nell also had three grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 14 at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Alban’s Episcopal Church.

Florence Larez
A funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, April 14, at Ballard Funeral Chapel for Florence Larez, 82, of Roswell, who passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at a local nursing home. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery. The Rev. Troy Berg will officiate.
Florence was born on Oct. 31, 1918, in Mewark, N.J. to Josecippi Pepe and Annellia Pepe.
In 1943 Florence married Bernardo Larez in Marfa, Texas. He preceded her in death as well as both parents and one son, Frank Larez.
Florence was a loving homemaker, wife and mother.
Survivors include her sons, Anthony Peterpaul and his wife Sherry of Fort Summer, Joe Larez of Odessa, Texas, Benard Larez and Felipe Larez and his wife Carol all of Roswell and Arnold Larez and his wife Celia of Farmington; brother, Arnold Pepe of New Jersey; sister, Rosie Intrabertollo of New Jersey; 15 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Jessie Larez, Carlos Palomino, Lewis Hiesil, Jimmy Meeks, Bobby Archuleta and Don Drager
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ballard Funeral Home.

Inga Frances Pyle
Inga Frances Pyle, 87, passed away at her home in Roswell on Monday, April 9, 2001. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held on April 22, at Villa Del Rey, 2801 N. Kentucky Ave., at 10 a.m., with Jane Clarke officiating.
Inga was born on Jan. 23, 1914, in California to Thomas and Alma Ficon. She worked for many years for NuMex Plastics as office manager, was a member of the Norwegian Club, a founding member of the International UFO Museum and Research Center, a participating member of the Unity Faith, loved children, was a positive thinker, and was always looking on the bright side of life.
A niece, Alma Engeart, of Sedona, Ariz., survives Inga.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Pyle, a half-sister, Genevieve Flynn, her husband, John Flynn II, and son, John III.
Cremation was under the direction of Anderson -Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

Floyd Romero
A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today, April 15, at St. John’s Catholic Church for Floyd Romero, 62, of Roswell who passed away Thursday, April 12, 2001, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.
A mass is scheduled for 10 a.m., Monday, April 16, at St. John’s Catholic Church. Fr. Juan Montoya O.F.M. will officiate. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery where a military graveside service will be conducted by the Roswell Veterans Honor Guard.
Floyd was born Nov. 22, 1938, in Lincoln to Refugio C. Romero and Cecilia Chavez. His mother preceded him in death as well as his first wife, Lucille Romero, and his twin brother, Lloyd Romero.
May 30, 1992, Floyd married Martha K. Romero in Roswell. She survives him at the family home.
Floyd was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He has been a resident of Roswell for the past 59 years and had retired from TMC/Nova BUS after 23 years of service.
He was a member of St. John Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Martha K. Romero of Roswell; father, Refugio C. Romero; son, Floyd Romero Jr. and his wife, Diane, of Las Cruces; daughters, Judy Sosa and her husband, Urbano, Janet Romero and her fiancee, Dominic Anaya, all of Roswell; step-sons, Homer D. Sarli and Alex Sarli of Roswell; step-daughters, Loretta Tomas and her husband, Cecil, and Mary Anne Alvarado and her husband, Rick, all of Roswell; grandchildren Isaac Sosa, Dominic Floyd Anaya, Geriann Romero and Clarissa Romero; nine step-grandchildren; and two and a half great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be John Miscavage, Ron Garcia, Ramon Martinez, Jerry Romero, Cecil Medrano and Gilbert Dominguez.
Honorary pallbearers will be Felipe Sosa, David Salas, Tircio Romero Jr., Urbano Sosa, Dominic Anaya, Joe Velasquez, Rick Alvarado, Danny Catano, Henry Trujillo, Frankie Anaya and Jake Baca.
In lieu of flowers, the family would be pleased if donations were made to the Baptismal Font at St. John’s Catholic Church or to the Community Kitchen.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ballard Funeral Home.

Elizabeth Ann Haley
Graveside services at South Park Cemetery have been scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, April 16, for Elizabeth Ann Haley, 74, who passed away April 13, 2001, at her residence. Mary Gonzalez will be the soloist. Mrs. Haley’s brother, Russell Doty, will officiate.
Mrs. Haley was born June 12, 1926, in Duluth, Minn., to Ralph Milton Doty and Ella J. Johnson Doty. June 12, 1945, she and Glen E. Haley were married in Roswell. Her parents, her husband and her sister, Marie Schwanz, preceded her in death.
She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Beta Sigma Phi, Roswell Extension Club, and was very active in her children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events, attending whenever possible. She was a loving mother and grandmother.
Survivors include her sons and their wives, Dwight Glen and Debby Haley of Dallas and Darryl Milton and Susan Haley of Roswell; daughter, Jayne Elizabeth Willis of Roswell; brother and his wife, Russell and Naomi Doty of Duluth, Minn.; sister, Charlotte Gooch of Duluth; sister and her husband, Louella and Willard Sing of Pottsboro, Texas; brother-in-law and his wife, Wayne and Sue Haley of Roswell; and sister-in-law, Doris Thornbro of Roswell.
She is also survived by grandchildren, Billy Willis, Mark and Dee Haley, Ryan and Allyssa Haley, Heather Hayley, Mathew Haley, Karen Lundstead and Lori and Frankie Shoemaker, all of Dallas, Tasha Cooper of Amarillo, Morgan Haley and Jodi Haley of Roswell, and Steven Haley of Lubbock; four great grandchildren; and her faithful companions, Turkey and Sue Ellen.
Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Billy, Tasha, Mark, Ryan, Morgan, Jodi, Heather, Steven, Lori, Karen and Mathew.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Roswell Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association in care of Jim Markl, 2704 Chrysler Drive, Roswell, NM 88201.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Ballard Funeral Home.

Benny R. Encinias
Benny R. Encinias passed away April 4, 2001. He was preceded in death by his son, Rudy Encinias; and is survived by his sons, Chris Encinias and Benny D, Encinias; 8 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and other family and friends who loved him and will miss him.
A memorial rosary was recited at 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 9, in the Chapel of Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St., NW, Albuquerque. Burial followed at the Santa Fe National Cemetery with military honors.

Evelyn Catherine Scarborough Linebery
MIDLAND — Evelyn Catherine Scarborough Linebery went to join her beloved husband, Tom, and her Precious Savior Saturday, April 14, 2001.
Evelyn was born May 28, 1905, in Merkel, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, W. F. (Bill) and Kara W. Scarborough; four sisters; and one brother. Her beloved husband Tom died March 31, 2001.
Evelyn’s name is associated with institutions of higher learning, churches, chapels, children’s homes, hospitals, museums and libraries. Evelyn was extremely dedicated to contributing to missions all over the United States and many foreign countries. Many individuals received an education because of support from the Lineberys.
Remembering how much education meant to her, knowing what knowledge meant to living a productive life, she unselfishly devoted her time and financial support to helping youth gain entrance to a sound and meaningful way of life. She loved children and helped them develop an understanding of how to deal with life. She never saw a handicapped child that she wouldn’t want to help.
Evelyn was the definition of the word compassion. She was petite but powerful. God gave her strength that was envied by all who knew her. Tom always said “she was the hardest working and best ranch woman” he ever knew.
In 1952, Tom and Evelyn moved to the home on the ranch that she had lovingly designed and built to grace the desert of Winkler County and to provide as oasis for the creatures of nature to find food and water to sustain them. In recent years of her tribulations and failing strength she was surrounded with love and caring of her lifelong partner, Tom, (who called her “Babe”) and her many friends.
Evelyn was a traditional Texas lady who treasured her heritage and did what she could to preserve it. Her feet were planted firmly on the earth that she loved and her home on the Frying Pan Ranch reflected the nature that surrounded her. The owls that gathered around her renewed her wisdom, her vision and strength throughout her life. As the owl flies silently through the darkness, Evelyn went from day to day in her quiet way doing the tasks God placed in her path.
She drew strength from the ranch cats she tended with such loving care. She fed the strays and gave them a caring home and in return drew the ability to land on her feet and begin a new life again and again.
She fought the good fight, but her task is not finished — she depends on her devoted friends and board of directors of The Scarborough-Linebery Foundation to carry on the battle in her stead.
Evelyn is survived by many dear friends, especially Rene Blakeney, Triena Coufal, Edna Beck, Nancy McKinley, Louise McClure, Bobbie Jo Jackson, Jody Tapp and An Ell Crudup.
Visitation with family and friends will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, in Ellis Funeral Home, Midland.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at The First Baptist Church where Evelyn was a lifetime member. Services will be conducted by Bob Porterfield and Gary Dyer, with burial at Fairview Cemetery.
Pallbearers are C.C. Matthews, Doug Grimes, Joe Max Walker, Gene Irwin, Bill Humphries and Bob Jones.
Honorary pallbearers are her faithful and loving caregivers, Judy Marshall, Norma Woods, Rose Lee Henry, Carlota and Leopoldo Arreola, Earline LaLonde and Gloria Hallmark, Helen Walker, Sandy and Bill Warbois, Maxine White and all the Pioneer Ranching Families also serve.
Tom and Evelyn we love you and we will miss you but for both of you we say “Well done good and faithful servants.”
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Heritage Midland, Inc. for the preservation of The Scarborough Home, 802 S. Main, Midland, TX 79701 or Friends of Fairview or First Baptist Church, Midland.

Anna C. Best
Anna C. Best passed away April 6, 2001. Formerly from Dexter, Anna was born Feb. 16, 1916. She was the daughter of Fay and Louise Coats; sister to Lucille, Venita, Georgia, Jack and Richard Coats; and wife to Edwin Best, all deceased. She was mother to Billy Absher of Chowchilla, Calif., and Jerry Absher of Hollister, Calif.
Burial will be at South Park Cemetery at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 17.

Edith D. Harvey
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Edith D. Harvey, 89, of Roswell who passed away Friday, April 13, 2001, at her home. The Rev. Rod Foster of Apostolic Bible Church will conduct the services. Interment will follow at Memory Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Edith was born April 30, 1911, in Duncan, Okla., to Jesse W. Cates and Anna Florence Rhoads Cates. They preceded her in death as did a brother, Arlie Cates and a sister, Dorothy E. Cates.
She married Stanley Darrell Mitchell Dec. 2, 1928, in Wheeler, Texas. He passed away in 1931.
Edith had been a Roswell resident for 20 years and was a member of the Apostolic Bible Church. She had been employed as a nurse in several New Mexico, Texas, New York and South Carolina hospitals.
Survivors include one daughter, Melba D. Byrne; one brother, the Rev. Boyd S. Cates; one sister, Almeda Dunsmore; three nieces; five nephews; and a close cousin, Freda Wall, all of Roswell.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Vaudie A. Moyer
Vaudie A. Moyer, 70, of Fort Sumner died Sunday, April 15, 2001, at her home following an illness.
She was born Nov. 22, 1930, in Tucumcari to the home of Arthur Franklin Curry and the former Margaret Emma Cast. She was reared and attended school in Tucumcari and Torrington, Wyo.
Vaudie married Loyal Moyer Sept. 4, 1949, in Tucumcari. Together they owned and operated Moyer Masonry Construction Company. Vaudie and Loyal made their home in Fort Sumner in 1971. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and Faithful Workers Sunday school class. Vaudie was a member of a bowling league, a past member of the Fort Sumner Dance Club. She was a loving mother and grandmother.
Vaudie was preceded in death by her husband, Loyal Moyer March 20, 1995; her parents; two brothers, William Woody Curry and Dud Wade Curry.
Survivors include three sons, Art Moyer and wife, Janet, Bryce Moyer and wife, Iva, Dana Moyer and wife, Brenda, all of Fort Sumner; one sister, Leona Smith and husband, Henry; and one brother, Bill Curry and wife Juanita, all of Tucumcari.
Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 19, from the First Baptist Church in Fort Sumner with the Rev. Coy Brewer officiating.
Burial will follow in the Moyer family plot at Fort Sumner Cemetery.
Pallbearers will include Brent Moyer, Matthew Moyer, Marco Moyer, Jeremiah Moyer, Timmy Sweet, Justin Ingram and Dax Moyer.
Honorary bearers will include the employees and staff of Moyer Masonry Construction Company and all her friends and neighbors.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
All arrangements are under the direction of Chavez Funeral Home, 804 N. Fifth St., Fort Sumner, NM, (505) 355-2311.

Dr. Alan Lee Staley Sr.
Graveside services have been scheduled in Elmwood Memorial Park, Abilene, at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, for Dr. Alan Lee Staley Sr., 86, who passed away April 14, 2001, in Roswell at a local health care center.
Dr. Staley was born Dec. 31, 1914, in Clayton to John Everett Staley and Nellie Logie Mitchell Staley. April 9, 1938, he married Olive Marie Hoffmann in Colorado Springs, Colo. They were married for 53 years.
His parents and his wife preceded him in death.
Dr. Staley graduated from Colorado State University in 1938. He received his master’s in 1958 from Eastern New Mexico University. In 1967, he was awarded his Ph.D in psychology from the University of Northern Colorado.
Dr. Staley was an educator for 41 years, having taught at Kirtland and Clovis High Schools and Eastern New Mexico University-Portales. He was the principal at Bovina Texas High School before moving to Abilene in 1967 to teach at McMurry University. He retired from McMurry as dean of students and vice president of student services.
He was a member of SAE national fraternity, Lions Club, Kiwanis Club, New Mexico State Guard and delivered meals on wheels. He was of the Methodist faith.
Dr. Staley’s complete and total devotion to his family far exceeded the many honors and awards he received in his lifetime. His tender love will be greatly missed by all that knew him.
He is survived by one daughter, Linda Worley and her husband Dwayne; and one son, Alan Lee Staley Jr., all of Roswell; one brother, Keith Staley and his wife, Frances, of Tuscon, Ariz.; one sister-in-law and her husband, Rose and Walter Zugar of Sun City, Ariz.; three nephews, Douglas Staley of Friendship, Texas, Richard Staley of Flagstaff, Ariz., and George Staley of Corvallis, Ore.
He is also survived by three grandchildren, Desri Worley of Albuquerque, Richard Sudderth of Abilene and Alan Worley of Roswell; two special great-grandsons, Richard Damon Sudderth of Deltona, Fla., and Caleb Kimberly of Clovis.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Ballard Funeral Home.

Frank Lenentine
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Capitoland Christian Center, 3451 Maple Grove Drive, Madison, Wis., for Frank Lenentine, 68 of Roswell who passed away Friday, April 13, 2001, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.
Interment will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens in Madison. Viewing will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the Capitoland Christian Center. The Rev. Stephen Stauffacher, pastor of Capitoland Christian Center will conduct the services.
Frank was born February 19, 1933, in Monticello, Maine, to John and Jean Christine Freeman Lenentine. His father preceded him in death as did two sons, Phillip and Paul Lenentine. His mother, Jean London, survives him in Simsbury, Conn.
He married Priscilla Hoyt August 6, 1954, in Bridgewater, Maine. She survives him at the family home.
Other survivors include one son, Steve Lenentine of Roswell; one daughter, Deborah Dionne and her husband, Steven, of Lodi, Wis.; one brother, Ervin Lenentine of Suffield, Conn.; two sisters, Mavis Lenentine of Simsbury and Dawn Black of Manchester, Conn.
He is also survived by five grandchildren, Aaron, Crystal and Daniel Lenentine and Nicole and Steven Dionne Jr.; and one great-grandchild, Zoe Lenentine.
Mr. Lenentine had been a Roswell resident for six months and was a clergyman. He was of the interdenominational faith.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Glenn Joseph Seward
Glenn Seward passed away April 14, 2001, at Artesia General Hospital.
Glenn was born Sept. 14. 1907, in Huntley, Neb., fourth son of Daniel Melvin and Mary Hayes Seward. A family of 11 children, eight boys and three girls.
Glenn married Jimmie Marie Horn of Colorado Springs, Colo., in 1932. There were no children.
Glenn completed elementary school in Alma, Neb., and went to work as a farm laborer. From there he began work as a jockey because of his love of horses and racing. He rode from 1932 to 1936 for Marion DuPont Scott, wife of movie actor Randolph Scott. He then worked as a ranch foreman until World War II, at which time he served in the U.S. Navy and Colorado National Guard Calvary until 1944.
After the war Glenn opened a service station in Divide. Colo., which he operated for 11 years. In 1959, he moved his business to Garfield. He operated a successful service station business there until the death of his wife, Jimmie, in 1970, at which time he retired and moved to Artesia.
Although retired, Glenn operated a second-hand store in Artesia and worked as a fry cook and did various other odd jobs. Glenn was a lifetime member of the VFW and DAV and remained active in both organizations. Although reared as a Catholic he affiliated himself with the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in 1985, where he remained a loyal, devoted, faithful member until he passed over into the heavenly realm of eternal life.
He leaves to mourn for him three sisters, Mary Anne Mennenga of Pasadena, Calif., Audrey Duncan and husband, Don, of Hastings, Neb., and Virginia Smith of Gordonville, Va.; one brother, Steve Seward of Reading, Calif.; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, at the Smith Chapel, CME Church, 206 S. Michigan Ave., Roswell.

Ray Barrows
A rosary will be recited for Ray Barrows, 67, of Roswell who passed away Sunday, April 15, 2001, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home Chapel.
A mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, April 20, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with Fr. Larry Schreiber O.F.M, officiating.
Ray was born April 14, 1934, to Robert Barrows and Neva Barrows Williams in Eads, Colo. He and his wife, Dolores, moved to Roswell nine years ago from Odessa.
Before his retirement Ray was a representative for Prudential Insurance and served as the district manager. Ray served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Ray is survived by his wife, Dolores, of the home; two daughters, Barbara Barrows of Roswell and Denise Brammer and her husband, Ray, of Longmont, Colo.; one grandson, A.J. Brammer of Longmont; his mother, Neva Williams of Eads, Colo.; a sister, Sue Stanberry of Sugar City, Colo.; grandmother, Betty Cravens of Cherry Vale, Kan.; grandmother, Barbara Weingardt of Greely, Colo.; one niece; one nephew; and his faithful companion, Brenna Fae.
Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

Travis Lorene Essary
Travis Lorene Essary passed away April 12, 2001. She was born Feb. 2, 1928. Travis is survived by her husband, Charles Essary; daughters, Lucia LaVonne Randeau and Paula Beth Stuart; two grandsons, Dennis David Stuart and Jacen David Stuart; brother, Charles Lyon; and sisters, Doris Essary and Nell Crandell.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. at 6655 Lincoln Road, Dexter, Friday, April 20. All friends are welcome to attend.

Bobbie Jean Cox
There will be a visitation from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at Ballard Funeral Chapel for Bobbie Jean Cox, 69, of Roswell who passed away April 17,2001, at her home.
A graveside service is scheduled for 10 a.m., Monday, April 23, at Jackson County Memorial Park in Pascagoula, Miss.
Bobbie was born Jan. 13, 1932, in Houston to Melvin C. Womack and Orlena Wilson. Both parents preceded her in death as well as her brother, Robert M. Womack.
Oct. 16, 1955, Bobbie married Lamar W. Cox in Pascagoula. He survives her at the family home.
Bobbie graduated from the University of Houston in 1949 as a registered nurse. She worked at Singing River Hospital in Pascagoula as director of nursing for 16 years. From there Bobbie and her husband moved to Knoxville, Tenn., where she worked at the University of Tennessee Hospital. She later moved to Roswell and in 1993 went to work for St. Mary’s Hospital.
She retired from Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in 1995.
Bobbie was a registered nurse for 46 years. She was certified in orthopedic nursing and was a member of Our Lady of Victory in Pascagoula and the American Nursing Association. Bobbie volunteered at Military Heights Elementary School where she read to first and second graders.
Survivors include her husband, Lamar Cox of Roswell; son, Jack Cox and his wife, Cecil, of Charlotte, N.C.; daughters, Teri Kiss and her husband, Ed, of Fairbanks, Alaska, Carol Perry and her husband, Fred of Knoxville and Orlene Lucas and her husband, Tim, of Roswell.
She is also survived by grandchildren, Jon and Jeremy Cox and Alex and Ashlyn Lucas; sister-in-law, Harriett Womack of Houston; nephews, Art Womack and his wife, Debbie, of Alaska, Ken Womack and his wife, Jean Marie, of Houston and Gene Womack, also of Houston.
Pallbearers will be Jon Cox, Jeremy Cox, Alex Lucas, Michael Bishop, Steven Bishop and Kevin Bishop.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ed Kiss, Fred Perry, Tim Lucas, Charles Bishop, Alvie Walker and Tany Blackwell.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society District I, P.O. Box 719, Roswell, NM 88202-0719.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ballard Funeral Home in Roswell and O’Bryant-O’Keefe Funeral Home in Pascagoula.

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