Miscellaneous Chaves County, New Mexico Obituaries - 2001

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Marjorie E. Heid
A visitation will be from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday, March 12, at Assumption Catholic Church for Marjorie E. Heid, 92, of Roswell who passed away Friday, March 9, 2001, at her home. Following the visitation, there will be a rosary said at 1:30 p.m. with the Resurrection Mass at 2 p.m. at Assumption Catholic Church. Monsignor Fr. Bob Getz of Assumption Catholic Church will conduct the service. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Marjorie was born June 6, 1908, in Denver to Walter J. And Laura Ann Roth Heid.
She is survived by a close friend, Rachel Gallagher of Roswell.
Mrs. Heid had lived in Roswell since 1977, and had been a music teacher for 50 years in Minnesota. She was a member of Assumption Catholic Church, and had been the former organist and choir director and was a member of the Catholic Daughters.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Ralph Eugene LeFevre
A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today, March 11, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Ralph Eugene LeFevre, age 73, of Roswell, who passed away March 6, 2001, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.
The Resurrection Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 12, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Fr. Larry Schreiber O.F.M. of St. Peter’s Catholic Church will conduct the service. Interment will follow at Memory Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery with Masonic Graveside services provided by the Roswell Masonic Bodies. All Master Masons please assemble at 9:30 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church.
Ralph was born Sept. 23, 1927, in Altoona, Pa., to William and Lorma Bratton LeFevre. Both parents preceded him in death, as well as three brothers, Frank LeFevre, Chalmer LeFevre and Paul LeFevre; and two sisters, Hazel LeFevre and Anna Kratzer.
Other survivors include a son, Philip Rene LeFevre of Roswell; three daughters, Dotty Tavarez and her husband, Albert, of Roswell, Patrice Ley and her husband, Michael, of Clarksville, Tenn., and Lorma LeFevre of Hobbs. 
He is also survived by two sisters, Martha Ruth Harshbarger of McVey, Pa., and Lorma Boteler of Lewistown, Pa.; four brothers, Charles LeFevre of Elmira, N.Y., Fred LeFevre of Elberton, Ga., Walter LeFevre of Albany, NY., and Wilfred LeFevre of Greenly, S.C.; and seven grandchildren, Michael Ley Jr., Joshua Ley, Mary Melton, Temple Melton III, Rebecca Tavarez, Jessica Tavarez and Anastacia Tavarez.
Mr. LeFevre had retired with the U.S. Army after serving 23 years. He had been a Roswell resident since 1972, and was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church. He was a member of the Roswell No. 74 Daylight Lodge, the Shrine, the Blue Lodge, the York Rite and the Moose Lodge.
Pallbearers will be Anthony Tavarez, J.D. Williams, Alfred Tavarez, Johnny Ramirez, Joseph Olivos and Brandon Williams. 
Honorary Pallbearers will be The Masons, Albert Tavarez and Michael Ley Sr.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

W. E. ‘Bill’ Corn
Masonic graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, at South Park Cemetery for W. E. “Bill” Corn, 74, of Roswell who passed away March 8, 2001, at his home. All Master Masons please assemble at the cemetery at 1:30 p.m.
Bill was born Aug. 23, 1926, in Ruidoso to Wade and Grace Garrett Corn. His parents preceded him in death.
He married Ellen Cardawayne Corn in June of 1958. She passed away Oct. 29, 1986.
Survivors include a son, Wade Corn III of Morheim, Tenn.; and a daughter, Jeanine Corn Best of Roswell.
He is also survived by three step-sons, Chester Adams of San Diego, Richard Adams of Tacoma, Wash., and Larry Adams of Centerville, Va.; one step-daughter, Alice Adams Scott of Woodbridge, Va.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Bill was a lifetime resident of Roswell and was a rancher. He was a member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. He was a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute and attended New Mexico State University. He was life member of the B.P.O.E. Lodge No. 969, was a life member of the Roswell Lodge No. 18 A.F.& A.M., a member of the Roswell Shrine Club, the York Rite Bodies and the Ballut Abyad Shrine Temple.
He was a life member of the New Mexico Cattle and Wool Growers Association. He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Corn was responsible for the installation of the flagpole at South Park Cemetery in memory of his wife, Ellen. He created a trust to provide the flag perpetually.
Friends may make memorials to the Masonic Heritage Trust, P.O. Box 1512, Roswell, NM 88202.
Mr. Corn will lie in state after 1 p.m. Monday.
The family will receive friends and family at 1300 W. 4th St., following the graveside service.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Mary Salcido Martinez
A rosary will be said at 7 p.m., Monday, March 12, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church for Mary Salcido Martinez, 66, of Dexter who passed away Saturday, March 10, 2001, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.
A mass is scheduled for 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 13, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery. A Catholic priest will officiate.
Mary was born April 23, 1934, in Hondo to Diego Salcido and Petra Salcido.
Aug. 19 1950, Mary married Jerry Martinez. He preceded her in death as well as both parents; one daughter, Christine Martinez; one sister, Monica Sanchez; and one brother, Vicente Salcido. 
Mary was a loving homemaker, wife and mother who will be dearly missed by her family and friends . Mary worked at Little Angels Preschool as their cook. She did volunteer work at the Eastern New Mexico Medical Center Auxiliary. Mary was a member with the Associates of the Sorrowful Mother and she was a member of St. John Catholic Church.
Her survivors include her sons, Jerry Martinez and his wife, Linda, of Albuquerque, Joseph Martinez and his wife, Rosemary, of El Paso, Reynaldo Martinez and his wife, Lori, of Roswell and Daniel Martinez of Roswell; daughters, Dolores Baca and her husband, Tony, of Albuquerque, Loretta Huerta and her husband, Manuel of Las Cruces, Teresa Gutierrez and her husband, Chris, of Roswell, Lucia Tena and her husband, John, of Albuquerque, Ruth Gonzalez and her husband, Merced, of Roswell, Joann Palomino and her husband, Freddy, of Roswell, Elizabeth Sanchez and her husband, Leo, of Roswell, Donna Martinez and her husband, Pete, of Roswell and Lorraine Lopez and her husband Joseph of Roswell. 
She is also survived by sisters, Della Lovato, Fita Padilla and Nora Castrillo. Mary also had 32 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Tony Baca, Manuel Huerta, Leo Sanchez, Chris Gutierrez, John Tena, Merced Gonzalez, Freddy Palomino Pete Garcia and Joseph Lopez.
Honorary pallbearers will be all grandchildren and great grandchildren. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eastern New Mexico Medical Center Auxiliary.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ballard Funeral Home.

Gracy Pearl Graves
A graveside service is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 12, at Elida Cemetery for Gracy Pearl Graves, 90, of Roswell who passed away Thursday, March 8, 2001, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. Pastor Randy Elftman of Central Church of the Nazarene will officiate. 
Gracy will lie in state at Ballard Funeral Home all day today, March 11.
Gracy was born June 9, 1910, in Elida to George Aaron Graves and Elizabeth Betty Childress-Graves. Both parents preceded her in death. 
Gracy and her family were one of the pioneer ranching families in the Elida area. She graduated from Elida schools. Gracy moved to Roswell 28 years ago and was a member of the Central Church of the Nazarene.
Survivors include her nephews, Elmer L. Metcalf and John C. Metcalf Jr., both of Roswell, Willard Graves of Tucson, Ariz., Clinton Graves of California and Eldon Graves of Seminole, Texas; nieces, Lucille Nunnally and Bernice Reeves, both of Roswell, Martha Ridgway of Modesto, Calif., Mabeth Mutschler of Seminole and George Anne Green of Hawaii.
Preceding her in death were her parents, George Aaron Graves and Elizabeth Betty Childress Graves; six brothers, Edgar, Elmer, Fred, Claude, Clyde and Oliver Lee Graves; two sisters, Effie May Metcalf and Minnie Graves; one niece, Elizabeth Marie Hanson; and nephews, George Metcalf, Howard Graves, Arthur Graves and Lonnie Edward Metcalf.
Pallbearers will be Forest Metcalf, Jerry Metcalf, Logan Reeves, Noel Rippee and Curtis Nunnally.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Nunnally, Roy L. Ridgway Jr., Leslie M. Ridgway, Johnnie Metcalf and Jerry Mutschler.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ballard Funeral Home.

Fred R. Lujan
Services are pending at Ballard Funeral Home for Fred R. Lujan, 33, of Roswell who passed away Saturday, March 10, 2001.
A further announcement will be made when arrangements are complete

Linzie Craig
Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, March 12, at Memory Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery for Linzie Craig, 76, of Roswell who passed away March 6, 2001. Dr. Onsy Whicker of Tabernacle Baptist Church will conduct the service.
Linzie was born Nov. 8, 1924, in Savannah, Tenn., to William Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Hunt Craig. His parents preceded him in death; as well as two brothers, Lee and Otis Craig; and sisters, Mary Ellen O’Neal, Inez Craig and Fay Craig.
He is survived by a sister, Jennie Smith of Saxton, Mo., and his longtime companion, Bertha Franklin.
Before his retirement, he had been employed with Armstrong Construction Co. He had been a Roswell resident since 1950. He served his country in the U.S. Army.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Mary “Kathy” Kathleen Loudat 
ALBUQUERQUE — Mary “Kathy” Kathleen Loudat, 47, died Thursday morning, March 8, 2001, at Manzano Del Sol Good Samaritan Village in Albuquerque, her home for the past seven years.
Survivors include her husband of 28 years, John, of Albuquerque; daughters, Mary and Joni, of Albuquerque; father, Jerry Mann and his wife, Lillian, of Narrows, Va.; sister, Joyce Veillon and her husband, Mike, of Sulphur, La.; brother, Steve Mann and his wife, Angie, of Alpharetta, Ga.; and grandmother, Robbie Mann of Austin. 
She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Beth Mann.
Loudat’s husband, editor of the Baptist New Mexican, said that she has been a faithful and supportive partner in ministry throughout their married life, including at the churches he served as pastor from 1973-93: Allens Baptist Church, Honey Grove, Texas; Claytonville First Baptist Church, Kress, Texas; South Seminole Baptist, Seminole, Texas; and First Baptist, Artesia. 
She began playing the piano for church while in high school and served churches as an instrumentalist, vocalist, children’s and youth choir director, women’s missions leader, Sunday school and discipleship teacher, and church and associational vacation Bible school director. She also was employed as a school accompanist and a private piano teacher.
Most notably, according to her husband, she poured all that she could of herself into the lives of her children, who he says, are tributes to her love and commitment.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 12, at First Baptist Church, Albuquerque, with Pastor Taylor and Baptist Convention of New Mexico Executive Director Claude Cone presiding. Music will be led by the music ministry leadership of First Baptist, Artesia. 
French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd., NE, Albuquerque, is handling arrangements.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Kathy Loudat Memorial Fund, New Mexico Baptist Foundation, P.O. Box 16500, Albuquerque, NM 87191.

Mary Salcido Martinez
A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today, March 12, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church for Mary Salcido Martinez, 66, of Dexter who passed away Saturday, March 10, 2001, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.
A mass is scheduled for 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 13, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery. A Catholic priest will officiate.
Mary was born April 23, 1934, in Hondo to Diego Salcido and Petra Salcido.
Aug. 19 1950, Mary married Jerry Martinez. He preceded her in death as well as both parents; one daughter, Christine Martinez; one sister, Monica Sanchez; and one brother, Vicente Salcido. 
Mary was a loving homemaker, wife and mother who will be dearly missed by her family and friends . Mary worked at Little Angels Preschool as their cook. She did volunteer work at the Eastern New Mexico Medical Center Auxiliary. Mary was a member with the Associates of the Sorrowful Mother and she was a member of St. John Catholic Church.
Her survivors include her sons, Jerry Martinez and his wife, Linda, of Albuquerque, Joseph Martinez and his wife, Rosemary, of El Paso, Reynaldo Martinez and his wife, Lori, of Roswell and Daniel Martinez of Roswell; daughters, Dolores Baca and her husband, Tony, of Albuquerque, Loretta Huerta and her husband, Manuel of Las Cruces, Teresa Gutierrez and her husband, Chris, of Roswell, Lucia Tena and her husband, John, of Albuquerque, Ruth Gonzalez and her husband, Merced, of Roswell, Joann Palomino and her husband, Freddy, of Roswell, Elizabeth Sanchez and her husband, Leo, of Roswell, Donna Martinez and her husband, Pete, of Roswell and Lorraine Lopez and her husband Joseph of Roswell. 
She is also survived by sisters, Della Lovato, Fita Padilla and Nora Castrillo. Mary also had 32 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Tony Baca, Manuel Huerta, Leo Sanchez, Chris Gutierrez, John Tena, Merced Gonzalez, Freddy Palomino Pete Garcia and Joseph Lopez.
Honorary pallbearers will be all grandchildren and great grandchildren. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eastern New Mexico Medical Center Auxiliary.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ballard Funeral Home.

Beatrice F. Manion
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Beatrice F. Manion, 89, formerly of Roswell, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2001. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Manion, who died in Roswell in 1987.
She is survived by her children, Carole Hann, Susan Cogle and Virginia and her husband, William, Thompson, all of Arizona, and Patricia and her husband, Gary, Thompson of Rochester, N.Y.; sister, June Peters of Georgia; four sisters-in-law; 20 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Schauman-Sulewski Funeral Home, 1717 Portland Ave., Rochester.
Family and friends will gather at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Christ the King Church for her funeral mass. Interment will take place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association or GRHC Hospice, 70 Metro Park, Rochester, NY 14623.

W. E. ‘Bill’ Corn
Masonic graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, at South Park Cemetery for W. E. “Bill” Corn, 74, of Roswell who passed away March 8, 2001, at his home. All Master Masons please assemble at the cemetery at 1:30 p.m.
Bill was born Aug. 23, 1926, in Ruidoso to Wade and Grace Garrett Corn. His parents preceded him in death.
He married Ellen Cardawayne Corn in June of 1958. She passed away Oct. 29, 1986.
Survivors include a son, Wade Corn III of Morheim, Tenn.; and a daughter, Jeanine Corn Best of Roswell.
He is also survived by three step-sons, Chester Adams of San Diego, Richard Adams of Tacoma, Wash., and Larry Adams of Centerville, Va.; one step-daughter, Alice Adams Scott of Woodbridge, Va.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Bill was a lifetime resident of Roswell and was a rancher. He was a member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. He was a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute and attended New Mexico State University. He was life member of the B.P.O.E. Lodge No. 969, was a life member of the Roswell Lodge No. 18 A.F.& A.M., a member of the Roswell Shrine Club, the York Rite Bodies and the Ballut Abyad Shrine Temple.
He was a life member of the New Mexico Cattle and Wool Growers Association. He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Corn was responsible for the installation of the flagpole at South Park Cemetery in memory of his wife, Ellen. He created a trust to provide the flag perpetually.
Friends may make memorials to the Masonic Heritage Trust, P.O. Box 1512, Roswell, NM 88202.
Mr. Corn will lie in state after 1 p.m. Monday.
The family will receive friends and family at 1300 W. 4th St., following the graveside service.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Helen I. ‘Jean’ Knapp
ABILENE, Texas — Jean Knapp died Friday, March 9, 2001, in Abilene, Texas. Jean was born March 23, 1926, in Acme and was raised in Roswell. 
She was the daughter of the late John C. and Clara Jones. her brother, Norman Jones and her sister, Winona Lewis also preceded her in death.
She is survived by her brother, Howard Jones and his wife, Lorene, of Bellflower, Calif.; daughters, Jonnette Speegle and her husband, Jay, of Buffalo Gap, Texas, and Becky Kenney and her husband, Jack; son, Steve Berry and his wife, Gwen, of Roswell; five grandchildren, Emily Hamill, Ed Hamrick, Warren Wingfield, Stephen Berry and Heath Berry; and one great-granddaugher, Chelsea Hamill.
Jean was a bookkeeper for the C.A.P. office in Roswell for a number of years.
She was a good mother and friend to many. She will be greatly missed.
No services are scheduled at this time. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

Deleino Solis Rendon
HOBBS — Services for Deleino Solis Rendon, 59, of Hobbs who passed away March 10, 2001, in Lubbock will be held at 2 p.m. today, March 13, at Our Lady of Guadelupe Church with Father Jose Pedro Valdez officiating. Burial will follow at Prairie Haven Cemetery.
Mr. Rendon was born Dec. 24, 1941, in Zaragosa, Texas. he married Manuelita Garcia Rendon March 5, 1999 in Hobbs.
Mr. Rendon was a barber for more than 48 years and owned and operated Sanger Barber Shop for two years in Hobbs. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadelupe Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, Natividad Rendon and brothers, Isac, Ysidoro and Enrique Rendon.
Survivors include his mother, Petra Rendon of Hobbs; wife, Manuelita Rendon of Hobbs; son, Mark Lovas of Roswell; daughters, Monica King of Lubbock, Veronica Stevens of Washington D.C., and Jackie Hammond of Farmington; brothers, Simon Rendon Sr., Nat Rendon and Polo Rendon, all of Hobbs and Lauriano Rendon of Tempe, Ariz.; sisters, Julia Garza of Casa Grande, Ariz., and Nora Carrasco of Lubbock; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Mr. Rendon will lie in state today, March 13, from 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Ruth M. Ross
No services are scheduled at this time for Ruth M. Ross, 82, of Roswell who passed away March 11, 2001, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center after a short illness.
Ruth was born Nov. 8, 1918, in Fairview, W.Va., to Calvin and Maude Huggins Fox.
She married George W. Ross April 23, 1941, in Buchanan, W.Va. He had been a longtime principal of East Grand Plains School. He passed away in 1997.
Survivors include three sons, Steve Ross and wife, Patsy, of Roswell, George W. Ross Jr. of Roswell and Joe Paul Ross of Hobbs. 
She is also survived by two grandsons, Mike and Kelly Ross and three granddaughters, Jaimey, Becky and Sarah Ross.
Mrs. Ross had worked as a teachers aide for many years in the Roswell School District.
Ruth was a loving mother and will be missed by her family and special friends, Bill and Frances Milstead and Jerry and Jaime Hendricks.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Fred ‘Lico’ Robert Lujan Jr.
A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today, March 13, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church for Fred “Lico” Robert Lujan Jr., 33, of Roswell who passed away Saturday, March 10, 2001.
A graveside service is scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, at South Park Cemetery. Deacon Jesus Herrera will officiate.
Lico Jr. was born Oct. 15, 1967, in Roswell to Fred “Lico” Lujan Sr. and Mary Montano.
Lico was loved by his family and will be sadly missed. He dearly loved his nieces and nephews. Lico was lovingly raised by his grandmother, Benina Lujan, whom he loved deeply. Lico is at peace and at home with his loving grandmother and our Heavenly Father.
Survivors include his father, Fred Lujan Sr. and step-mother, Dolores Lujan of Roswell; brother, Francisco Lujan; sisters, Stephanie Barth of Ohio, Loretta Lujan Nunez and her husband, Jerry, of Roswell, Catrina Chavez of Albuquerque, Sivilia Lujan of Roswell and Renee Gomez of Artesia. 
He is also survived by aunts and uncles, Rick and Ira Correa of Oceanside, Calif., Bob and Esperanza Gann of Kokomo, Ind., Bob and Emma Reitsch of Garden Grove, Calif., Elvira Medina, Mary and Cresencio Lujan, Amparo and Ignacio Lujan and Bennie Gonzalez, all of Roswell; nephews, Gabriel and Adrian Gomez of Artesia, Andrew and Jacob Nunez of Roswell, Michael Barth and Johnny Mills of Ohio; nieces, Jaiden Atole of Artesia and Whitley Mills of Ohio; and numerous cousins of New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, California and Indiana.
Preceding him in death were his grandparents, George and Benina Lujan, Tio Choche, Mike Gallegos, Fernie Gallegos, Tia Sivilia and Tia Rosie.
The family wants to extend a special thanks to Anita Ramirez for being there for Lico Jr. throughout his life.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ballard Funeral Home.

Travis E. Ruch
Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, March 15, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Travis E. Ruch, 48, of Roswell who passed away March 13, 2001, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. The Rev. Michael Harris of First Missionary Baptist Church of Hobbs will conduct the service. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Travis was born Oct. 23, 1952, in Ardmore, Okla. His parents, Eugene A. and Thelma L. Payne Ruch, preceded him in death, as well as a sister, Patricia Vaughn.
He married Deborah Nunneley July 18, 1974, in Oildale, Calif. She survives him at the family home.
Other survivors include a son, Travis K. Ruch of Roswell; and a daughter, Heidi Webb and her husband, Mark, of Hobbs. 
He is also survived by two brothers, Robert Ruch of Bakersfield, Calif., and Kenneth Ruch of Norfolk, Va.; and one sister, Margaret Rice of Bakersfield, Calif.
Travis had been a Roswell resident since 1988, and was attending the First Missionary Baptist Church of Hobbs. He was owner of Retro Refund for the past 11 years.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Clyde Kimes
A memorial service for Clyde Kimes, 84, of Roswell is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Friday, March 16, in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1718 N. Atkinson Ave., with the Rev. Michael Lovato officiating.
Clyde was born July 17, 1916, in Livingston, Tenn., to Curtis and Nellie Kimes. 
He and Ester Vick were married Feb. 20, 1960, in Fernando Valley, Calif. He lived in Roswell for 22 years moving here from El Monte, Calif. He was an electrical motor repairman before his retirement.
He is survived by his wife, Esther, of the home; a son, Bryant and his wife, Abby; a grandson, Micah; a granddaughter, Shelby; and a sister, Clara Bates, all of Roswell; and a niece, Jetta Tilton of New York.
Cremation is under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

Edward Olean Graves
BANGS, Texas — Graveside services for Edward Olean Graves, 74, of Bangs, Texas, who passed away Saturday, March 10, 2001, in Big Springs, Texas, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 16, at Memory Lane Cemetery in Roswell.
Mr. Graves was born May 2, 1926, in Dexter.
Survivors include his wife, Laura Bell, of Bangs; two sons, Fred Graves of El Paso and Terry Graves of Houston; two daughters, Sherry Davidson and Shvaughn Greene of Lubbock; a brother, Ronnie Graves of Roswell; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
The family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.

Rose Higgs Rogers
A memorial service for Rose Higgs Rogers, 84, who passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2001, is scheduled for 3:00 pm Friday, March 16, in the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steven Chappell officiating.
Rose was born Dec. 4, 1916, to Paul B. and Elizabeth McClellan Higgs in Texas. Rose graduated from Gruver High School in Gruver, Texas, and graduated from Texas Tech University in 1938 with a bachelor’s degree in business. She worked in the oil and gas industry and banking business for several years and then returned to school to graduate with a master’s degree in education from West Texas State University and taught in public schools. 
She and her husband, Bob, moved to Roswell 39 years ago coming here from Amarillo. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Cowboy Bell Scholarship Committee and the Assistance League.
Her husband, Robert Ross Rogers, preceded her in death.
Rose is survived by a sister, Mary Lou Higgs Shippee of Amarillo; three nieces, Lisa Lambert, Rhonda LeGrand and her husband, Tom, and Paula Brown and her husband, David, all of Amarillo; four nephews, Browning Shippee and his wife, Teresa, of Amarillo, Mike Higgs and his wife, Connie, of Coal Creek, Colo., Stan Higgs and his wife, Rhonda, of Amarillo and Paul Kaempfer; several great-nieces and nephews; her good friend, Glaze Sacra; and many other friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the First United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice.
Cremation is under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

Charles A. Hartman
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Charles A. Hartman, 103, of Green Bay, Wis., died Monday, March 12, 2001, in Green Bay. he was born Oct. 14, 1897, in Rock Island, Ill., the son of the late Caroline (Schneider) and August Hartman.
He married Bernice Kerr Aug. 26, 1925. She passed away July 26, 1985, in Roswell.
After farming near Taylor Ridge, Ill., Charles and Bernice moved to a 160-acre farm near Stone Lake, Wis., in 1936. The move was to benefit daughter, Carolyn’s, asthma.
Charles served as Stone Lake Town Clerk for 10 years. He later worked in grocery stores in Stone Lake, Superior and Spooner, while Bernice taught in local elementary schools.
In 1982, they retired to Roswell. Charles sold his home on South Wildy Drive in 1992, and moved to an apartment at Landsun Home in Carlsbad. After a stroke in July 1996, and recuperation at Landsun Health Center, Charles moved Jan. 10, 1997, to Parkview Manor in Green Bay to be near his daughter and son-in-law.
Survivors include one daughter, and son-in-law, Carolyn and Robert Haglund of Green Bay; one sister, Nellie Benson, 97, of Geneseo, Ill.; five grandchildren, Susan Schantz and husband, Ed, of Champaign, Ill, Linda Haglund-Lynch and husband, Tim, of Madison, Wis., John Haglund and wife, Maria Grevstad, of Gresham, Ore., Kerrry Curry and husband, Matthew, of Grapevine, Texas, and Jean Haglund of Minneapolis; two great-granddaughters, Karolina Jean “Kari Jean” Schantz of Champaign and Mikaela Marie Haglund of Gresham; two great-grandsons, Tyler Robert Haglund of Gresham and Jaron Lamar Curry of Grapevine; and numerous nephews and nieces in Illinois and Iowa and dear friends in New Mexico.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Anna, Louise and Edna.
Friends may call at Union Congregational Church, 716 S. Madison St., Green Bay, from 9 to 10 a.m. today, March 15. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. today, at the church. Burial will take place at South Park Cemetery in Roswell.
Many thanks to nurses and nursing assistants and others of Parkview Manor for their care and concern and especially to Becky and Carla.
Blaney Funeral Home in Green Bay is assisting the family with arrangements.

Carroll C. ‘Cal’ Cochran
A Memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at the First United Methodist Church for Carroll C. ‘Cal’ Cochran, 91, formerly of Roswell who passed away March 1, 2001 in Cadillac, Mich. The Rev. Steve Chappell of the First United Methodist Church will conduct the service. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery with Masonic Rites being provided by the Roswell Low Twelve Club. All Master Mason’s please assemble at the First United Methodist Church at 10:30 a.m.
Cal was born Oct. 1, 1909, in Dewey County, Okla., to Wm. Ralph and Mabel Terry Cochran. His parents preceded him in death; as well as brothers, Randall T. Cochran and Ralph J.R. Cochran; an infant sister, Isabelle Cochran; and two grandchildren.
He married Christine Garrett Jan. 14, 1933, in Kirksville, Mo. She preceded him in death.
Survivors include two daughters, Carol Christine Egbert and her husband, Barry, of Cadillac and Sue Dahne of Bend, Ore. He is also survived by a sister, Annabelle Schonig of Carlsbad; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Mr. Cochran had been employed with A Total Petroleum in Alma, Mich., for 33 years, and was a process operator.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Eliseo Giron 
A Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., Friday, March 16, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, for Eliseo Giron, 82 of Roswell, who passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at his home. 
A mass is scheduled for 9 a.m., Saturday, March 17 at St. John Catholic Church. A catholic priest will officiate. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery where the Roswell Veteran’s Honor Guard will perform a military graveside service. 
Eliseo was born on Sept. 8, 1918, in Manzano to Patrocinio Giron and Bersabe Griego. Both parents preceded him in death as well as a son, Larry J. Giron; brothers, Ernesto Giron, and Santos J. Giron; and sisters Veronica Sigala, Manuelita Velasquez and Ramoncita Aragon. 
On Nov. 2, 1940, Eliseo married Olympia Valdez in Manzano. She survives him at the family home. 
Eliseo was a veteran of the United States Army. He served in World War II from January 1942 to December 1945. He was an anti-aircraft heavy machine gunner in the 345th FA Bn, through combat campaigns from Normandy invasion to Rhineland when wounded. 
Eliseo was awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Arrowhead, Victory Ribbon, American Theater Medal, European African Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Lapel Button, five Battle Stars and an honorable discharge. During his time in service, Eliseo’s unit, from Texas and Oklahoma, was also known as the “Tough Ombres.”
Eliseo worked as an auto electrician for Durhams Lincoln and Mercury dealership and for Roswell Ford where he retired. He was a member of St. John Catholic Church and a member of the VFW. 
Survivors include his wife, Olympia Giron of Roswell; son, George Giron and his wife Norma of Roswell; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 
Pallbearers will be Larry Giron, Vicente Velasquez, Ralph Sigala, Ernie Giron, Rene Otero, Tooter Lara and Frank Lucero. 
Honorary pallbearers will be Dwayne Garcia Jr., Andrew Garcia Lara, Chloe Rae Lara, Arianna Marie Otero and Matthew Johnathan Otero. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Ballard Funeral Home. 

Bettie Lou Walker 
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, March 17 at LaGrone Funeral Chapel, for Bettie Lou Walker, 94, of Roswell, who passed away March 13, 2001, at a local nursing home. Terry Aiello, deacon of First Presbyterian Church, will conduct the service. Interment will follow at Memory Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery 
Bettie Lou was born Aug. 27, 1906, in Throckmorton, Texas, to John Clayton and Namantha Kennedy Ward. Bettie traveled to New Mexico by covered wagon from Texas. She spent her school days in White Oaks. 
Her parents preceded her in death as well as one grandson, Kenneth Whitworth in 2000, and a great-granddaughter, Bettie Lou Whitworth, who died in 1989. 
She married William Phelps Walker on Dec. 25, 1922, in Carrizozo. They moved to Roswell in 1925. He preceded her in death on April 27, 1973. 
Survivors include a daughter, Velma Ricciardi and her husband William of Dexter; three grandchildren, Wesley Whitworth and his wife Modesta of Mich.; Barbara Cullins and her husband Jerry of Roswell; and Angline Carroll and her husband Roy of Georgia; 10 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great grandchildren; one great-great-great grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. 
Mrs. Walker was a homemaker, and was of the Presbyterian faith. She had worked at Roswell Rehab for several years. She was a member of the Ladies Extension Club at East Grand Plains. She was a lifetime member of Woodmen of the World.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Cullins, Wesley Whitworth, Jacob Cullins, Jimmy Cullins, Joe Luiz, and Mike Gallagher. Honorary Pallbearers will be William Ricciardi, Pat Patterson, Clarence Leslie, Curtis Payne and Don Tyler. 
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel. 

Demetrio Nevares
A funeral service is scheduled for 4 p.m., Saturday, March 17, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Demetrio Nevares, 86, of Roswell, who passed away March 14,2001, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. 
Pastor Jim Suttle of Calvary Chapel of Roswell will conduct the service. 
A Resurrection Mass will be at 2 p.m., Monday, March 19, at St. Genevieve Church in Las Cruces with Fr. Martin Cordero officiating. The family will have visitation at St. Genevieve Church from noon until the Mass at 2 p.m. Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Las Cruces. 
Demetrio was born May 12, 1914, in Las Cruces, to Michael and Anna Aguirre-Thompson Nevares. His parents preceded him in death.
He married Beatrice Acuna on Jan. 17, 1940, in Las Cruces. She survives him at the family home.
Other survivors include two sons, Rudy Nevares and his wife Gina of Placentia, Calif.; and Tony Nevares and his wife Peggy of LaMirada, Calif.; six daughters, Jeannie Boor and her husband Tom of Roswell; Anna Phelps and her husband Ron of LaMirada, Calif.; Joli Esping and her husband Wayne; Margie Woods and her husband Jim of Sugar Land, Texas; Shirley Fallon of Las Vegas, Nev.; and Mary Wagner and her husband Gene of Cambria, Calif.
He is also survived by a sister, Beatrice Deck of Corrales; a brother, Edward Thompson of Missouri; and a brother-in-law, William Enriquez. of Las Cruces. 
He is also survived by grandchildren; Gina Brooks, Veronica Boor, Christopher Boor, Robert Esping, Patrick Esping, Dani Covelli, Noelle Esping, Jill Marshall, Sue Piper, Mike Brockus, Matt Brockus, Jeremy Fallon, Ryan Fallon, Michelle Erwin, Nikki Woods, Jimmy Woods, Kelly Vargas, Tiffany Nevares, Angela Nevares, Melissa Nevares, Daniel Nevares, Erin Amescua, Tracy Nevares, Lori Nevares and Jennifer Fancher; and 30 great-grandchildren. 
Mr. Nevares had been a Roswell resident for II years, and had retired as a meat cutter. 
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel 

Bernice Boss 
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17, in the Lovington Cemetery for Bernice Boss, 84, of Roswell who passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2001. 
Bernice was born in Coleman County, Texas to James and May Belle Greer on May 17, 1916. She and S. T. Boss were married on Oct. 14,1933, in Dawson County, Texas. 
Bernice and her husband, S. T., moved to Roswell from Belen twenty years ago. Bernice loved living at Mission Arch Care Center. She especially enjoyed the church services, band, bingo, and really just all the activities there. 
Bernice was an active church member of Bethel Baptist Church and was known for her sweet spirit and beautiful smile. She was a self-taught pianist and loved to sing and play gospel music on the piano when she was younger. 
Bernice is survived by two sons, Donald R. Boss and his wife, Alberta, of Roswell; and Jimmie Lee Boss and his wife, Sue, of Capitan; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; one sister Hazel Coker of Alice, Texas; and one sister-in-Iaw, Merle Greer, of Lovington. 
Bernice was preceded in death by her husband, S. T., Oct. 14, 1997, and a daughter, Shirley, Jan. 9, 1996. 
Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory. 

Ruby L. Beck
Funeral services for Ruby L. Beck, 83, who passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at Mission Arch Care Center in Roswell, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 17 at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. The Rev. Onzy Wicker of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Roswell will officiate and interment will follow at Portales Cemetery.
Ruby was born Feb. 2, 1918 in Mountainair to Susie and Augustine Johnson.
She was married to William F. Beck on Dec. 4, 1947 in Portales. He preceded her in death in 1987. She was a member of the Baptist Church and had been a resident of the Mission Arch Care Center since July 1996.
Ruby was also preceded in death by her parents and her three brothers: Marvin Johnson, Henry Johnson and Melvin Johnson.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-laws, David and Betty Beck of Coweta, Okla.; and Clifford and Martha Reeves of Russellville, Ark.; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Colleen and James Hamilton of Roswell; Louise and Clyde Harrison of Mountainair; and Betty June Davidson of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two brothers, Kelly Johnson of Flora Vista; and Bob Johnson of Bloomfield; and four sisters, Lola Batton of Riverside, Calif.; Lois Smith of Jacksonboro, Texas; Sarah Anglin of Mountainair and Mary McDonald of Bloomfield.
Ruby is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wheeler Mortuary of Portales Inc.


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