Miscellaneous Chaves County, New Mexico Obituaries - 2001

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Rhinna Rae Allen
Rhinna Rae Allen of San Antonio, Texas, passed away April 12, 2001. She was born April 14, 1994.
Rhinna is survived by her parents, Leslie and Troy Allen; sister, Sienna Rose Allen of San Antonio; her grandparents, Lester and Judy Ann Skaggs of Colorado Springs, Colo.; her great-grandparents, Chalmer and Mabel Hart of Roswell and Dennis and Trudy Allen of Fort Collins, Colo.; and her uncles, Michael Skaggs of San Antonio, Thomas Skaggs and Jeffery Skaggs and family of Roswell; and other family.
Joyce Jones
Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Joyce Jones, 70, of Roswell who passed away April 18, 2001, in Lubbock.
A complete announcement will be made when arrangements are finalized.

Mary H. DuBost
Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at Memory Lawn Memorial Park for Mary H. DuBost, 83, formerly of Roswell who passed away April 17, 2001, in Grand Forks, N.D. Monsignor Fr. Bob Getz of Assumption Catholic Church will conduct the service.
Mary was born Sept. 1, 1917, in Capitol Heights, Md., to Paul and Mary Dowling Harris. Her parents preceded her in death, as well as a brother, Paul Timothy Harris.
She married Jules J. DuBost April 12, 1947, in Rockville, Md. He passed away Sept. 20, 1995.
Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Jules Warner and her husband, Dan, of Pembina, N.D., and Dione L. Knapp of Lothian, Md.
She is also survived by two brothers, Howell Harris and his wife, Lois of Landover, Md., and Frank Harris and his wife, Margy, of Monterey, Tenn.; one sister, Anne Barry of Potomac, Md.; and a sister-in-law, Jo Anne Harris of Van Nuys, Calif.
Also surviving are grandchildren, Brenda Kay McCary and husband, Jimmy, of San Angelo, Texas, Michael Garringer and his wife, Diana, of Las Cruces, Marcus J. Garringer of Albuquerque, Alan Holt and his wife, Tammy, of Denver and Michelle Tomardy of Denver; and six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews who all loved their aunt Mary.
Mary was a homemaker and was of the Catholic faith.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Carolyn Hansen
Carolyn Hansen passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at her home. She was born in New York City on Oct. 13, 1915, to Louis and Lillian Wittmann. She worked for Macy’s Department Store as a purchasing agent for many years. She and her husband, Arnold, moved to Roswell in 1974 from Milbrea, Calif.
Carolyn was a member of the Senior Circle, the Drop in Class, the Sons of Norway, the Chaves County Extension Club, the AARP, the Mah-Jong Club, and St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.
She is survived by her husband, Arnold, of the home; two sons, Arnold Hansen, Jr. of Fairfield, Calif. and Harold Hansen of Rim Forest, Calif.; two daughters, Arlene Hansen of Edmond, Okla. and Carolyn Rock and her husband, Ed, of Middlesex, N.J.; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother Louis Wittmann of New Jersey; a special friend and companion, Heather; numerous cousins; and nieces and nephews.
Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

Theodore Edwin ”Ted” Davenport
Theodore Edwin “Ted” Davenport, 88, a 27-year resident of Roswell, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2001, at his home. A memorial service will be held to celebrate his life at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 26, in St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.
Ted was born April 25, 1912, in North Bend, Ore., to Harold and Hazel Davenport. He was raised in Eugene, Ore., and married his childhood sweetheart, Ruth Martin, June 21, 1934, in Wendling, Ore.
Ted worked as a U.S. Postal Service employee in Eugene. He later moved to Corvallis, Ore., and graduated as an engineer from Oregon State College; owned and operated a meat market in Lebanon, Ore.; and then changed careers to become an industrial arts professor at Northern Michigan University.
He served in the Pacific during World War II as a Navy radio technician. Ted moved to Roswell in 1973 where he built a retirement home for himself and his wife of 67 years, Ruth.
Ted and Ruth served as volunteers at a Lutheran mission in southern Madagascar during 1979-1980. This time in Madagascar doing mission work was the highlight of Ted’s’ retirement years. He will be remembered there by those he helped and by those at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church here for all his woodworking projects. Ted was a member of the Sertoma Club in Roswell.
Ted is survived by his wife, Ruth; sons, Ted and his wife, Patricia, of The Dalles, Ore., and Bert and his wife, Dianne, of Bertha, Minn.; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a numerous members of his extended family, Peggy Rodgers and Margaret Sedden, his loving care givers for the past 20 months .
He was preceded in death by his sisters, Catherine and Dorothea.
Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

Raymond Marshall Avalos
A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home Chapel for Raymond Marshall Avalos, 46, of Roswell who passed away Monday, April 23, 2001, at Casa Maria Health Care Center.
Ray was born July 3, 1954, to Severiano and Victoria Avalos here in Roswell, and lived here all his life. Ray and Shirley Sanchez got together in 1981 and were married May 14, 1989. Ray did plumbing work for new construction during working hours and loved to watch the Dallas Cowboys play football during his spare time.
Ray is survived by his wife, Shirley, of the home; four children, Ray, Naomi, Tommi Lynn, Natalie and Dolores; granddaughter, Saira Olivas; step-father, Benito Astorga; three sisters, Mary S. Hernandez and her husband, Adalberto, Diana Longoria and Susan Cardenas and her husband, Pedro; a brother, David Cadenas and his wife, Susan, all of Roswell.
He is also survived by two brother-in laws, Melvin Sanchez and his wife, Irene, and Clarence Sanchez; two sister-in laws, Libby Sanchez and Irene Vela and her husband, Daniel, all of Kyle, Texas; two aunts, Amada Cadena of Mexico and Concepcion Torrez of Roswell; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; step-son, Joe Ray Olguin; and sister, Gilda De La Cruz.
Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

Virginia Frances Hawthorne
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at Bethel Baptist Church for Virginia Frances Hawthorne, 94, of Roswell who passed away April 22, 2001, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. The Rev. Don Hayhurst of Bethel Baptist Church will conduct the service. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Virginia was born Feb. 17, 1907, near Newtown, Ind., to Franklin E. and Ina Mary McClure George at home on her family’s farm. The family home was built shortly after the Civil War by her grandfather, Charles D. McClure
She married James A. Hawthorne Sept. 4, 1936, in Los Angeles. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include a daughter, Martha Jean Eberhart of Roswell; one grandchild, Audrey Carol Hagler and her husband, Randy, of Lake Forest, Calif.; and two great-grandchildren, Andrea Lauren Hagler and Natalie Jean Hagler.
She is also survived by a brother, C. Emmet George of Crawfordsville, Ind.
Virginia graduated from Purdue University in 1930. Mrs. Hawthorne was a homemaker and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. She had been a resident of Roswell since 1945.
Pallbearers will be Buford Taylor, Andy Edwards, Joe English, Ken Savage, Randy Hagler and Hoie Sparkman.
Honorary pallbearers will be all friends and her church family.
Friends may make memorials to the Chaves County Joy Center or Bethel Baptist Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Ray Barrows
A rosary was recited April 19 in the Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home Chapel for Ray Barrows, 67, of Roswell who passed away Sunday, April 15, 2001.
A mass was 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.; his stepmother, Betty Cravens of Cherry Vale, Kan.; his mother-in-law, Barbara Weingardt of Greely, Colo.; two nieces; two nephews; and his faithful companion, Brenna Fae.
Services were under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

James Thurman Felts
HOBBS — Services for James Thurman Felts, 90, of Hobbs who passed away April 20, 2001, will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at the First United methodist Church with the Rev. J. Gorton Smith officiating. Burial will take place in Boulder City, Nev.
Thurman was born June 30, 1910, in Hopkins County, Texas. He married Martha McReynolds June 1997 in Hobbs at the First United Methodist Church.
Thurman was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He owned grocery stores in Roswell and Tatum. he was an avid golfer. Thurman was also a car dealer in Borger, Texas he was on the hospital board of North Lea Hospital. He was awarded Citizen of the Year in Tatum.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Vinson Felts of the home; one daughter, Linda Davis of Burbank, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ouida Chappell Felts.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church Window Brochure Fund.
Arrangements are under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home, Hobbs.

Gilmore ‘Gil’ N. Nelson
Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, at the First Presbyterian Church for Gilmore “Gil” N. Nelson, 83, of Roswell who passed away April 22, 2001, at LaVilla. Dr. Bobby Renfro of the First Baptist Church will conduct the service, assisted by Deacon Terry Aiello of the First Presbyterian Church.
Interment will follow at 3 p.m. Wednesday at South Park Cemetery with Deacon Terry Aiello officiating. Roswell Masonic bodies will provide Masonic rites. All Master Masons please assemble at the cemetery at 2:30 p.m.
Gil was born April 10, 1918, in Sinas, S.D., to Nels T. and Ida Erickson Nelson. His parents preceded him in death, as well as two brothers and two sisters.
He married DeLauris “De” B. Nuckols Dec. 1, 1945, in Dallas. He and De were married for 55 years and she survives him at LaVilla.
Survivors include three sisters, Vivian Duncanson of Fullerton, Calif., Melba Lankard and her husband, Bob, of Fresno, Calif., and Lorraine Walker and her husband, Joe, of Bakersfield, Calif.
He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, including Allen Oines of Rapid City, S.D., and Rosalie Ramstad and her husband, Raymond, of Custer, S.D.
Mr. Nelson had been a Roswell resident for 13 years and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge Daylight No. 79, the Pecos Valley Wood Carvers and the B.P.O. Elks Lodge. He did a lot of volunteer work in Roswell. He taught wood carving at R.A.C. for six years.
Gil had worked as a manufacturing engineer with Rockwell International for 25 years. He was a watch maker. He also worked at North American which is now called Boeing. He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Amos J. Higgins
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Amos J. Higgins, 85, of Roswell who passed away April 22, 2001, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. The Rev. Richard Smith of Northside Baptist Church in Hobbs will conduct the service.
Amos was born Oct. 17, 1915, near Estelline, Texas, to Amos O. and Fannie Cobb Higgins.
He married Johnnie McShan in Roswell Oct. 25, 1938, and she survives him at the family home.
Other survivors include two daughters, Margaret White and her husband, Don, of Springfield, Ill., and Barbara Cox and her husband, Alex Mark, of Pasadena, Md.; two brothers, Alfred M Higgins of Lovington and Charles Lee Higgins of Lakeland, Fla.; one sister, Fannie B. Jordan of Roswell; three grandchildren, Cynthia Renee Larom of Arcata, Calif., Donald E. White of Springfield and Deborah Weller of Chatham, Ill.; five great-grandchildren; Jamie Pope and Becky Pope, both of Carlsbad, Jessica A. Weller and Daulton Weller, both of Chatham and Shannon White of Murphsboro, Ill.
He is preceded in death by one grandson, Jimmie Curtis Pope.
Amos has been a resident of Roswell since 1936. He is of Baptist faith and a former member of Roswell Jaycees.
Over a span of 30 years he was owner and operator of his own truck and subsequently became part owner of Arrow Gas Company, and transportation manager for Sacra Brothers for 22 years. A.J. and Johnnie also owned and operated Higgins Wonder Fabrics in Roswell from 1955 to 1995.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Alice Marie Smith
Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, April 26, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Alice Marie Smith, 80, of Roswell who passed away April 23,2001, at her home in the company of her husband. The Rev. Steve Chappell of First United Methodist Church will conduct the service. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Alice was born April 21, 1921, in Wellington, Kan., to Lester and Ruth Cates Reischman.
She married Kenneth Smith May 13,1944, in Roswell at the First United Methodist Church. He survives her at the family home in Roswell.
She was the mother of four children and is survived by one son, Steve Smith and his wife, Kathy, of Roswell; two daughters, Allegra Hanson of Albuquerque and Debra Witcher and her husband, Marvin, of Midland; two brothers, Gene Reischman of Roswell and Harvey Reischman of Killeen, Texas; three grandchildren, Barbara Smith-Duer, Kenneth R. Smith and Ashley Duvall; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, and one daughter, Kenda Smith.
Alice was raised in Breckenridge, Texas, where she attended public schools and later graduated from Stevens College and the University of Texas. She was an active member of the church and was an original member of the Cowboy Bell Fund of the First United Methodist Church. She had taught at Washington Elementary School and later was a substitute teacher and very active in the literacy program.
Memorials may be made in her memory to the Cowboy Bell Fund of the First United Methodist Church.
Pallbearers will be Carl Sisson, Jack Aldridge, James P. Patterson, Don Coppock, J.T. Howard, Jim Smith and Larry Bohm.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Virginia Frances Hawthorne
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today, April 25, at Bethel Baptist Church for Virginia Frances Hawthorne, 94, of Roswell who passed away April 22, 2001, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. The Rev. Don Hayhurst of Bethel Baptist Church will conduct the service. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Virginia was born Feb. 17, 1907, near Newtown, Ind., to Franklin E. and Ina Mary McClure George at home on her family’s farm. The family home was built shortly after the Civil War by her grandfather, Charles D. McClure.
She married James A. Hawthorne Sept. 4, 1936, in Los Angeles. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include a daughter, Martha Jean Eberhart of Roswell; one grandchild, Audrey Eberhart Hagler and her husband, Randy, of Lake Forest, Calif.; and two great-grandchildren, Andrea Lauren Hagler and Natalie Jean Hagler.
She is also survived by a brother, C. Emmet George and his wife, Rena, of Crawfordsville, Ind.
Virginia graduated from Purdue University in 1930. Mrs. Hawthorne was a homemaker and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. She had been a resident of Roswell since 1945.
Pallbearers will be Buford Taylor, Andy Edwards, Joe English, Ken Savage, Randy Hagler and Hoie Sparkman.
Honorary pallbearers will be all friends and her church family.
Friends may make memorials to the Chaves County Joy Center or Bethel Baptist Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Patsy Louise Smith
Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, April 26, at South Park Cemetery for Patsy Louise Smith, 64, of Roswell who passed away April 22, 2001, at her home. Monsignor Fr. Bob Getz of Assumption Catholic Church will officiate.
Patsy was born Dec. 13,1936, in Roswell to Merle and Fedelina Garcia Patterson.
Her father preceded her in death. Her mother survives her in Roswell.
She married William Smith Dec. 31, 1981, in Roswell. He survives her at the family home.
Other survivors include one son, two daughters, one brother, one sister, 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Patsy had been a lifetime resident of Roswell and was a homemaker. She was a member of Assumption Catholic Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Vada Faye Underwood Rawdon
Vada Faye Rawdon, 87, “Granny” to those who loved, knew or befriended her, was called home to Heaven to be with her daughters, Arlie Lee Underwood and Margaret Parks; the men of her life, Grandpa “Bud” Underwood and Ortho Rawdon; her brother, Dan Eakin; her son-in-laws, Jim Reeves and Harley Perkins; uncle Charlie; aunt Lela; and a very special great-granddaughter, Margaret Felyssa Shata Reenee Shanks.
A memorial service celebrating her life was held at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. Monday, April 23, with the Rev. Jon Ogle officiating and music arrangement by Gerald Palma.
Granny was born in Melbourne, Ark., Aug. 28, 1913, to Luther and Sara Katherine Walker Eakins. In 1946, Granny came to Roswell from Oklahoma with her husband and children.
Granny is survived by one son, Charles L. Underwood and his wife, Betty, of Roswell; two daughters, Dellie Reeves of Portland, Ore., and Lillian Campbell of Roswell; and grandchildren, Dale, Linda and her husband, Gary, Kathrine and her husband, Bill, Gary, Lloyd, Paul, David and his wife, Renee, Charles Lee Underwood, Jr. (Chuck), Judy and her husband, Gerald, Jeri and her husband, Jim, Christine, Zenith “Faye”, Patty and her husband, Chris, Marilyn, Rodger, Connie and her husband, Jeff, and Becky and her husband, Carl.
She is also survived by great-grandchildren, Michelle and her husband, Chris, Shauna and her husband, Patrick, Melissa and her husband, Robert, Amber, Ashley, Jimmy Burns, Jerrico, Joseph Arielle Palma, K’laned, Shalen, Holly Marie Underwood, Sami and Jaime; and great-great-grandchildren, Desiree, Kaelyn, Shanay, Mariah, Brittany, C.J., Michael, Robert Jr., Raymond, Ernest, Joseph, Nicole, Andrea, Cody and Linda Marie Mae Shanks.
Granny had some very good friends, Mary, Rita, the family of Jovana Witness and her life-long friend, Doretta and her husband, Bob.
Granny cooked for many years at Pop’s Drive-in until it closed and then worked at Heepa Burger, and was the first car hop and cook for the Sonic-Drive in on Main Street when it opened. She worked there until her retirement. She was famous for her “Granny Food.”
Granny’s loved ones will miss her stories of chasing the kids with the hickory switch (Kathryn), having dinner with Bonnie and Clyde, trying to keep Marilyn off the stage at a Elvis Presley concert here in Roswell, and many more infamous stories of her life. She enjoyed hearing accounts of the UFO landing and could tell a few of her own.
Your garden will bloom with the most beautiful of colors now that you will be able to take care of them.
Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

Jere Harman
Jere Harman, 74, of Roswell passed away Wednesday morning, April 25, 2001, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.
She was born Sept. 20, 1926, in El Dorado, Ark., to Paul and Minnie English. She and her husband, Harvey, moved to Roswell in 1982 from Casper, Wyo.
She was vice-president of Precision Service, a gas measurement company, before her retirement and was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Harvey, of the home; one son, Randy and his wife, Brenda, of Youngsville, La.; three grandsons, Matt and his wife, Norma, of Lafayette, La., Tim and his wife, Allyson, of Delcambre, La., and Greg of Lafayette; three great-grandchildren; her mother, Minnie Helen English, of Roswell; a brother, Nelson English and his wife, Leslie, of Houston; a niece, Elayne Bourg and her husband, David, and their daughter, Riley, of Paulina, La.; and a nephew, Sean English of Bethesda, Md.
She will be missed by all.
Jere was preceded in death by her father, Paul English, and a great-granddaughter, Alicia Harman.
In lieu of flowers the family would like contributions be made to the American Cancer Society P.0. Box 3186 Roswell, NM 88202.
Cremation was under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

Bill Lee Romine
A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. today, April 26, at Ballard Funeral Chapel for Bill Lee Romine, 57, of Roswell who passed away April 24, 2001, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. The Rev. Rick Hale of Grace Community Church will officiate.
Bill was born Jan. 30, 1944, in Roswell to Harold Rougeau and Lucille Archy. He was raised by Beaula Cup Richmond.
Sept. 28, 1968, Bill married Opal Russell. He had been extremely lonely since she passed away last year and following cremation, both of their ashes will be scattered together at a private ceremony.
Bill graduated from Roswell High School in 1962 and served in the Army National Guard from 1967 until he was honorably discharged in 1970. He worked as a loan officer and had a coffee shop at Rich Ford in Albuquerque for a time.
Survivors include one son, Jay Romine of Palacios, Texas; three daughters, Kathy Hall of Roswell, Jan Hunter of Palacios and Cindy Evans and her husband, Hal of Edmond, Okla.; two sisters, Janet Cantrell of Dennison, Texas, and Lisa Nelson of Scurry, Texas; nine grandchildren, Michelle Helstowski, Jason Hall, Allison Savedra, Adrian Savedra, Lindsy Whitaker, Lauren and Lisa Hunter; and three great grandchildren, Samantha, Joshua and Brandon Helstowski.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Romine, Aug. 1, 2000; as well as one son, Cliff Russell; and his mother, Lucille Archy.
After the memorial service friends and family are invited to stop by 2903 Purdue.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ballard Funeral Home.

Lois Manire Ward
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, April 27, at Country Club Road Church of Christ for Lois Manire Ward, 88, of Roswell who passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at her home. Elton Dilbeck and Doug Austin of Country Club Church of Christ will officiate. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Lois was born in Roanoke, Texas, Aug. 29, 1912, to Ernest Land Zera Ballew Manire.
She married Morris Ward June 3, 1938, in Waco, Texas. He survives her at the family home.
Other survivors are one son, Mike Ward and his wife, Jan of Arlington, Texas; one daughter, Nancy McKelvey and her husband, Bill, of Fairfax, Va.; three brothers, Dr. G.P. Manire of Chapel Hill, N.C., E.L. Manire Jr. of Fort Worth and William L. Manire of Albuquerque; one sister, Nancy Harnest of Fort Worth; five granddaughters, Jill, Julie, and Jennifer Ward, all of Arlington, Amy Fitzgerald of Waco and Ashley Brown of Searcy, Ark.; and two great-grandchildren, Maddison and Jacob Fitzgerald of Waco.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, John R. Manire of Fort Worth; and one sister, Katherine Hardberger of Lamesa, Texas.
Lois graduated from Roanoke High School and North Texas University with a bachelor’s in art. She began teaching in a two room school in Roanoke and then taught at the Methodist Children’s Home in Waco for two years. She then taught fourth grade at Boyd, Texas, for four years. Later she taught geography and art at Roswell North Junior High and then taught art at Roswell High School until 1976. She was a teacher for 38 years and was a Roswell resident since 1942.
She was a member of the Country Club Road Church of Christ, Easel Club, Retired Teachers Association, Country Club Road Ladies Bible Class and Children’s Bible Class.
Pallbearers will be Charles Chewning, Chris Bertola, Glen Browning, Bob Cates, Delbert Nelson and Norman Walker.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Brad Watkins, Bob Carey, Bill Wiggins and the deacons of the church.
Memorials may be made to the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home of Portales, 1356 New Mexico Hwy. 236, Portales, NM 88130-9411.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Gerald Hooser
A funeral service is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, at Roswell Baptist Temple for Gerald Hooser, 61, of Roswell who passed away April 24, 2001, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. Burial will follow at Memory Lawn Memorial Park. Pastor Bill Whitehead will officiate.
Gerald was born May 30, 1939, in Truth or Consequences (Hot Springs) to Truman Hooser and Lois Conwell Hooser. Both parents preceded him in death.
July 3, 1959, Gerald married Patricia Jean Gorrell in LaPuente, Calif. She survives him at the family home.
Gerald was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. After the service he worked as a U.S. Civil Services foreman electrician in Vallejo, Calif. He moved to Roswell seven years ago after his retirement and was a member of Roswell Baptist Temple.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Hooser, of Roswell; daughters, Vickie Cioli and her husband, Bob, of Sacramento, Calif., Terry Duval and her husband, Steve, of Grapeland, Texas, and Tammy Akins of Fairfield, Calif.; brother, Bob Hooser and his wife, Anita, of Roswell; brother-in-law, Mike Gorrell and his wife, Brenda, of San Bernardino, Calif.; sisters-in-law, Grace Hooser of Lakeside, Calif., and Barbara Richards and her husband, Dale, of Corona, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
Memorial contributions can be made to the youth group at Roswell Baptist Temple in Mr. Hooser’s name.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ballard Funeral Home.

Clarence Nathan Debaugh
A graveside service is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 27, at South Park Cemetery for Clarence Nathan Debaugh, 96, of Roswell who passed away April 23, 2001, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. Pastor Bobby Renfro of First Baptist Church will officiate.
Jan. 12, 1905, Clarence was born in Baltimore Co., Md., to Benjamin F. Debaugh and Lenora Gray. He graduated from Townson High School in 1927. Clarence worked in electronics until his retirement. He moved to Roswell in March of 1979.
Survivors include his niece, Kendall Jenkins of Lancaster, Va.; and his nephew, Charles Debaugh of Phoenix, Md.
Clarence’s favorite Bible Scriptures, St. John 6:35 to 40 and 47: And Jesus said unto them, ”I am the bread of life; he that cometh to me, shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me, shall never thirst. But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not. All that the Father giveth me, shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. For I came down from Heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me, I should lose nothing, but which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.”
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ballard Funeral Home.

David Roy Reddy
David Roy Reddy, 39, of Carlsbad passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque. He will lie in state from noon to 9 p.m. today, April 26, at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, April 27, at First United Methodist Church with Pastor Craig Cockrell officiating. Interment will follow at Carlsbad Cemetery.
David Roy Reddy was born Feb. 22, 1962, to Dan R. Reddy and Barbara A. Holland Reddy in Carlsbad where he attended school graduating from Carlsbad High School in 1980. Then he attended New Mexico State University at Las Cruces on a ROTC scholarship. He graduated with honors from NMSU in 1984 in engineering. He was commissioned as a second Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force and then went on to be the top Air Force graduate at the Air Force Institute of Technology, School of Engineering with a master’s degree in electrical engineering.
In June 1985, he married Barbara Patterson in Abilene. He was the company grade officer of the year, AFEWC, Kelly AFB, Texas. In 1991, he was promoted to senior member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories and received the Award for Excellence from them in 1994. He was the lead electrical engineer for the Navy funded Standoff Bomb Design Study and for the Alternate Short Range Attack Missile (ASRAM) and was project leader of the Special Weaponization Study. Later he became the program manager for Nova BUS Incorporated in Roswell and was awarded the contract for systems integration of Georgetown University’s 40’ fuel cell bus program.
He helped complete phase one of the DUETS Program and delivered the Georgetown University IFC liquid fueled fuel cell bus in 1998. He delivered Allison Transmission Division Demonstration hybrid bus and first dbb liquid-fueled PEM fuel cell bus. He completed the integration and initial testing of pilot hybrid fleet for New York City Transit Administration.
At the time of his death he was working for ISE Research Corporation in San Diego. He was a registered engineer in the state and was presently starting a consulting business, David R. Reddy Consultant, in Carlsbad. He was a member of First Christian Church, Roswell. He was a charismatic, loving and compassionate person with a humor that was truly Irish in the making and drew people to his side to enjoy his intelligence and humor. He loved his family with a passion unequaled, and he will be greatly missed by all!
A daughter, Rachel Murphy Reddy, preceded him in death in 1995.
Survivors include one son, Paul Steven Reddy of Las Cruces; 2 daughters, Kate Lauren Reddy of Roswell and Margaret Rhea Reddy of Roswell; parents, Dan and Barbara Reddy of Carlsbad; one brother, William Paul Reddy of Carlsbad; one sister, Robbie Jean Kizer of Carlsbad; paternal grandmother, Inda Rhea Reddy of Carlsbad; maternal grandmother, Edna Holland of Fort Sumner; two grandchildren, Devin Umberger of Roswell and Michelle Reddy of Roswell.
Pallbearers will be Dr. Mark Hayes, Joseph Armstrong, Michael Matthews, Patrick Matthews, Paul Steven Reddy, Terry Holland, Joshua Goldman and Jon Kizer.
Memorial contributions may be made to Carlsbad Foundation to a future scholarship fund to be set up in his name, 116 South Canyon Street, Carlsbad, NM 88220.
Arrangements are under the direction of Denton-Funchess Funeral Home.

Daisy Hall Lancet
Daisy Hall Lancet passed away Monday, April 23, 2001, at the Memorial Medical Center, Las Cruces, after a lengthy illness.
Daisy began her teaching career in El Paso, and later taught for many years in the Roswell public schools, where she retired.
Daisy was preceded in death by her husband James “Jim” Lancet.
Daisy has been a resident with of the Good Samaritan Village in Las Cruces for 10 years. She will be greatly missed by her many friends in both communities.
Daisy is survived by her two sisters, Nell Murphy Peterson of Sacramento, Calif., and Ruby Ikard of Phoenix, Ariz.; also a nephew Christopher Cilley of Bremerton, Wash.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, April 30, at the Good Samaritan facility, 3024 Terrace Drive, Las Cruces, N.M. 88011.

Judith Mathison Reme
A memorial service is scheduled for June 3 in Los Angeles, Calif., for Judith Reme, who passed away April 24, 2001.
Judith was born Dec. 9, 1950, in Duluth, Minn. Judith was preceded in death by her father Walter; and brother, Walter Jr. She is survived by her mother Louise Mathison of Roswell; two brothers, Robert of Nevada City, Calif. and Scott of Minneapolis, Minn.; a sister-in-law, Dina Mathison of Brownwood, Texas and three nephews and one niece.
Arrangements are by Pierce Mortuary of Los Angeles, Calif.

Jere Harman
Jere Harman, 74, of Roswell passed away Wednesday morning, April 25, 2001, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.
She was born Sept. 20, 1926, in El Dorado, Ark., to Paul and Minnie English. She and her husband, Harvey, moved to Roswell in 1982 from Casper, Wyo.
She was vice-president of Precision Service, a gas measurement company, before her retirement and was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Harvey, of the home; one son, Randy and his wife, Brenda, of Youngsville, La.; three grandsons, Matt and his wife, Norma, of Lafayette, La., Tim and his wife, Allyson, of Delcambre, La., and Greg of Lafayette; three great-grandchildren; her mother, Minnie Helen English, of Roswell; a brother, Nelson English and his wife, Leslie, of Houston; a niece, Elayne Bourg and her husband, David, and their daughter, Riley, of Paulina, La.; and a nephew, Sean English of Bethesda, Md.
She will be missed by all.
Jere was preceded in death by her father, Paul English, and a great-granddaughter, Alicia Harman.
In lieu of flowers the family would like contributions be made to the American Cancer Society P.0. Box 3186 Roswell, NM 88202.
Cremation was under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.


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