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Ezell Landreth
CARLSBAD — Ezell Landreth, 80, of West Pierce Street, died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, at Lakeview Christian Home of the Southwest Inc., Northgate Unit.
There will be no services or visitation. Cremation has taken place.
Vernon Ezell Landreth was born Friday, Jan. 31, 1919, to Charles Calloway and Viola Grace Wallace Landreth (later Horton) in Centrahoma, Okla. He was a Choctaw Indian and attended Indian boarding schools at Antlers and Ardmore, Okla., through the eighth grade. He graduated from high school at Byng, Okla. 
He married his high school sweetheart, Vera Alice Hallum, Oct. 7, 1937. He graduated from East Central State College in Ada, Okla., and received his master’s degree from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla.
Mr. Landreth served in the Navy during World War II. 
He taught and was superintendent of schools in Cloud Chief, Frances and Fitzhugh, Okla. In 1959, he began teaching in Artesia.
After retiring from teaching, he worked as an assistant juvenile probation officer in Artesia. He moved to Carlsbad in 1998.
Mr. Landreth was an avid golfer. 
He was preceded in death by his wife in 1991; daughter, Betty Lou Landreth, in 1998; and two sisters, Alla Viola Bradford and Linda Stockman.
Survivors include sons, David H. Landreth and Raymond Landreth of Carlsbad, and Vernon E. Landreth of Norman, Okla.; brother, John Landreth of Carlsbad; sisters, Patricia Marine of Catoosa, Okla., Johnola Rowe of Rocky Mountain, Va., Sabra Ann Landreth and Mahanna Jo Landreth; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Clarke M. Mitcham
CARLSBAD — A memorial service for Clarke M. Mitcham, 85, of Pecos Acres, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Gene Harbaugh officiating.
There will be no visitation.
Mr. Mitcham died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999, at Carlsbad Medical Center.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Clarke M. Mitcham was born Thursday, Jan. 1, 1914, in Roseberg, Ore., to Chester and Faye Mitcham. He attended schools in Logan, N.M., and Bucklin, Kan. Upon graduating from high school, he completed two years of pre-med classes at Amarillo Junior College. He then transferred to Texas Tech University and completed two years of classes there.
In 1938, Clarke moved to Carlsbad where he worked as a desk clerk at the La Caverna Hotel and then as a diesel mechanic at Union Potash, starting in 1940. In 1941, he married Reta Alderson and traveled to Hawaii to work for the Pacific Bridge Company for one year.
Upon returning to Carlsbad, he began employment with Houston Lumber Company, remaining in Carlsbad for the next five years. In 1948, the company transferred him to Arkansas City, Kan., and then four years later he was transferred to Clovis.
In 1957, he established Mitcham Glass and Mirror Company, then relocated the business to Carlsbad in 1962 where he and his wife operated it until their retirement in 1989.
Clarke was a member of several organizations: the Knife and Fork Club, Toastmasters, BPOE No. 1558, Downtown Lions Club, Eddy Lodge No. 21 AF&AM and Barbershoppers. In addition to these activities, he enjoyed gardening and woodworking. He produced many woodcrafted items in his backyard workshop, including prize-winning Christmas yard decorations.
He was preceded in death by his father, Chester Mitcham, in 1955, and his mother, Faye Wertz, in 1986. In addition to his wife of the home, he is survived by daughters Connie Crews and Cindy Klein of Carlsbad and Trudy Buck of Longview, Wash.; a half-sister, Sara Dawn Smith of Albuquerque; six grandchildren, Ty Reeves, Raymie Walters, Cara Buck, Kit, Kale and Kirstie Klein and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Carlsbad Cardiac Fund, c/o Carlsbad Foundation, 116 S. Canyon St., Carlsbad NM 88220.

Claudine “Polly” Connally
CARLSBAD — A funeral for Claudine “Polly” Connally, 79, of Carlsbad, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Carlsbad with the Rev. Joe Wood officiating. Interment will follow at Carlsbad Cemetery.
Mrs. Connally died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, at Landsun Home in Carlsbad.
Smith-Rogers Funeral Home of Lovington is in charge of arrangements.
Claudine “Polly” Connally was born March 19, 1920, in Anthony, Kan.
She married A.R. “Bill” Connally.
Mrs. Connally had been a member of First United Methodist Church since 1938. She worked many years as the manager of the Montgomery Ward catalogue office and later sold furniture at several furniture stores before settling in at Skeens where she was employed until falling ill in April 1998.
She had been cared for by the Landsun staff since April.
Mrs. Connally was preceded in death by a brother, Roy W. Thomas of Amarillo, Texas; a sister, Louise Rippy of Whittier, Calif.; and her husband, A.R. “Bill” Connally.|
Survivors include a daughter, Dorine Sutton of Carlsbad; son, Bill Connally of York, Pa.; brother, John D. Thomas of Houston, Texas; three granddaughters; one grandson; two great-grandsons; and one great-granddaughter.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. to service time Tuesday at the church.

Wayne W. Calentine Sr.  
Mr. Calentine died Friday, Dec. 24, 1999, at his home.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Wayne W. “Curly” Calentine Sr. was born June 23, 1918, in Noxville, Texas, to Edward Clarence and Della Carrie Calentine. He grew up in the hill country of Texas and also spent much time in Cloudcroft.
He served in the Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theatre, as a boatsman mate on an LST.
Mr. Calentine moved to Carlsbad in 1949 where he worked for U.S. Borax. 
He married Pearl on July 25, 1962, in Carlsbad.
When U.S. Borax closed in 1969, he worked as a millwright in fabrication, working for various construction companies. He eventually began working for IMC where he worked for nine years, retiring in 1983.
Mr. Calentine was a member of Eddy Lodge No. 21 AF&AM, where he attained 32nd Degree. He was a beekeeper for several years.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Mozann Calentine; and sisters, Wyvonne Deen and Wanda Williams.
Survivors include his wife, Pearl Calentine of the family home; sons, Wayne Whitlock-Calentine of Bethel, Alaska, Wayne Calentine Jr. and Kelly Allen of Carlsbad and Nelson Woods of Texas; daughters, Anita Bedingfield of Nome, Alaska, Della Calentine of Albuquerque and Jeanette Clifton of Farmington; 17 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
Pallbearers are Wayne Calentine Jr., Micah Whitlock-Calentine, Wayne Whitlock-Calentine, Anita Bedingfield, Della Calentine and Ralph McDonald.
Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. today.

Terry Stokum  
There will be no visitation.
Mr. Stokum died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, at his home.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Terry Stokum was born Feb. 1, 1969, in Kearny, Ariz., to Jimmy Dale and Janice Stokum. He grew up in the Phoenix area, but had lived off and on in Carlsbad. 
He spent most of his adult life in Prescott and Phoenix where he worked as a cook and waiter. He had planned to attend chef school. He enjoyed rock and mountain climbing.
Survivors include a daughter, Mariah Stokum of Portland, Ore.; parents, Jim and Susan Stokum of Carlsbad and Janice and Roxie Eckel of Prescott, Ariz.; brothers, Jeff Stokum of Albuquerque and Brian Barton of Las Cruces; sister, Sandra Harrison of Carlsbad; and grandparents, Barbara Stokum of Carlsbad and Sally Williams of Roswell.

Violet E. Wood
ARTESIA — A funeral for Violet E. Wood, 77, of South Roselawn Avenue, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Eighth and Grand Church of Christ with W.A. Wheat officiating. Interment will follow at Twin Oaks Memorial Park.
Mrs. Wood died Saturday, Dec. 25, 1999, in Artesia.
Terpening and Son Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Violet Ellen Wood was born June 10, 1922, in Hope to Walter C. and Josie Ellen McCabe Stone.
She married Joe T. Wood on March 30, 1940, in Carlsbad.
Mrs. Wood was a lifelong resident of Artesia. She was a housewife.
She was a member of Eighth and Grand Church of Christ and a member of TOPS.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn Sue Trujillo, six brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include her husband, Joe T. Wood of the family home; sons, Tommy Wood of Prescott, Ariz., Billy J. Wood and Kenneth W. Wood of Artesia; daughters, Sheryl Clark and Josie E. Van Curen of Artesia; sisters, Jean McIntosh of California and Opal Jackson of Hagerman; 18 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be grandsons: Darren Wood, Billy Joe Van Curen, Rusty J. Van Curen, Joe B. Wood, William Briscoe, Troy Briscoe, Michael Wood, Danny Wood, Cody Martin, Tommy Briscoe, Christopher Clark and Charlton Clark.
Friends may call beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Terpening and Son Mortuary. 

James G. Mashaw 
CARLSBAD — A funeral for James G. Mashaw, 74, of South Guadalupe Street, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Edwards Catholic Church with Father Noel Kramer and the Franciscan Friars officiating and Father Mauriss Hauser and Father Sebastian Cunningham assisting. Interment will follow at Sunset Gardens Memorial Park with honors by the Carlsbad Veterans Honor Guard. 
Mr. Mashaw died Saturday, Dec. 25, 1999, at his home. 
He will lie in state today from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home. A vigil will take place today at 7 p.m. at St. Edwards Catholic Church. 
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
James (Jim) George Mashaw was born on Saturday, May 16, 1925 in Paris, Ariz., to George and Rose Mashaw. The Mashaw family moved to Carlsbad in 1941. Jim graduated from Carlsbad High School in March of 1943 so that he could join the Navy and support the war effort.
He served on a Landing Craft Infantry vessel as a diesel mechanic in the South Pacific from 1943 to 1945. He met Helen Peters in Portland, Ore. on a blind date in 1944. They were married on Nov. 3, 1945, in Carlsbad.
After the war, Jim and Helen lived in Portland where the first of fourteen children was born. In 1947, Jim, Helen and Marie (Susie) moved to Carlsbad and Jim went to work for Price’s Creamery. In 1950 he went to work for Potash Company of America, where he retired from in 1987.
Jim was an active member of St. Edward’s Parish. His activities include parish council, St. Edward’s school board, lector, commentator and Eucharistic minister. He was awarded “Man of the Year” in 1973 for St. Edward’s Parish.
Jim was a member of the Knights of Columbus as a 3rd and 4th degree knight. He was a former District Deputy, Past Grand Knight, State Membership Director and held a multitude of other offices as well. He was chosen as District Family of the Year and had a 3rd and 4th Degree Exemplification named in honor of him for his past Knights of Columbus activities. He was a very active member until his health declined. 
He was also a member of Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. No. 1558. He was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader for many years and influenced many young men’s lives. 
Jim is survived by his wife Helen of the home, 14 children and 19 grandchildren — daughters Marie (Susie) Gravley, her husband Brad and their children Lindsay, Suzanne, Chris and Jennifer Gravley; Cathey Hoskinson, her husband Bob and their children Mary Helen and Robby Hoskinson; Christine (Teeny) Wolski and her son Kyle; and Francie Mashaw and her sons Jake and Kevin Farmer. He is also survived by sons, Tom Mashaw, his wife Mary and their children Michael, Jeffrey and Angela Mashaw; Mike Mashaw; Ed Mashaw and his wife Linda; Harold Mashaw, his wife Laura and their sons Ty and Adam Mashaw; George Mashaw and his wife Lela; Richard Mashaw; Pat Mashaw, his wife Rhonda and their children Austin and Amy Mashaw; Tony Mashaw, his wife Dawn Ella and their daughters, Keisha and Toi; Bob Mashaw and his son Quade; and Ray Mashaw and his wife Trish; a sister, Margaret Dickson and her husband Bob; a sister-in-law, Betty Jo Mashaw; and many nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Rose Mashaw; two brothers, Tommy Mashaw and Bob Mashaw; and a sister, Virginia Bramwell.
Pallbearers are Tom Mashaw, Mike Mashaw, Ed Mashaw, Harold Mashaw, George Mashaw, Richard Mashaw, Pat Mashaw, Tony Mashaw, Bob Mashaw and Ray Mashaw. 
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Edwards Scholarship Fund, In Memory of Jim Mashaw, 209 North Guadalupe Street, Carlsbad N.M. 88220; Vista Hospice Care Foundation, 601 North Canal Street, Carlsbad N.M. 88220; or Jonah’s House, St. Edwards Catholic Church, 209 North Guadalupe Street, Carlsbad N. M. 88220. 

Joanne Toothman 
CARLSBAD —A memorial service for Joanne Toothman, 68, of Desert Willow Drive will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Joe Wood officiating. 
Mrs. Toothman died Saturday, Dec. 25, 1999, at her home. 
Her remains will be interred in the Columbarium of the First United Methodist Church following services. There will be no visitation. 
West Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. Joanne Toothman was born in Long Beach, Calif., on Sept. 6, 1931, to Maxwell and Dorothy Brock Morrison. She was raised in Long Beach, graduating from Long Beach Polytechnical High School. 
Soon after graduation she was married to Ted. N. Moss on June 29, 1950, at Long Beach. They made their home in southern California for 21 years, where Joanne was employed as a dental receptionist. Her husband was a safety engineer for heavy construction. They moved to Carlsbad in February 1985 with the Guy F. Atkinson Construction of South San Francisco, Calif. during the construction of Brantley Dam. Mr. Moss passed away on Aug. 17, 1987.
Joanne continued to make her home in Carlsbad. In May of 1989 she was married to Fred A. Toothman, Sr. They continued to make their home in Carlsbad. She was very active in golf, bridge and church activities. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, served on the board of directors of Riverside Country Club and as decretary of the board, Riverside Ladies Golf Association, Eastern New Mexico Ladies Golf Association and Royal Arch Women’s Association.
Survivors include her mother, Dorothy Parsons; husband, Fred A. Toothman Sr. of the home; son, Steven and wife Kathleen Moss of Pittsburg, Calif.; daughter, Susan Moss Ramer of Liberty Lake, Wash.; step-son, Fred A. Toothman Jr. of Carlsbad; four step-daughters, Becky Clem of Carlsbad, Micki Gower of Loving, Debbie Tarvin of Loving and Jerri Thomas of Goodyear, Ariz.; two grandchildren, Dr. Jessie and wife Sophie Moss of Pittsburg, Calif., and Natalie Moss of Pittsburg, Calif.; and seven step-grandchildren and nine step-great grandchildren. 

Eula Waldrop
CARLSBAD — A memorial service for Eula A. Waldrop, 94, of Hobbs will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Carlsbad Cemetery with the Rev. Dwayne Compton officiating. 
Mrs. Waldrop died Friday, Dec. 24, 1999, in Hobbs. 
Eula A. Waldrop was born July 9, 1905, in St. James, Ark. She lived in Hobbs for over 50 years and was a devoted member of the Church of God. She loved to tend her flower garden.
Survivors include her son, Delbert Waldrop of Carlsbad; two daughters, Tynia Inez Calame of Hobbs and Margie O’Dell Compton of Clinton, Utah; two brothers, Doil Belk of Lubbock, and Loyd Belk of Lubbock,; three sisters, Cora Whitman of Carlsbad, Glenna Goss of Albuquerque and Lois Barnett of Hamilton, Texas; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, C.P. Waldrop, five brothers, two sisters, one grandson and one great-granddaughter. Memorial contributions may me made to the Salvation Army 818 S. Fowler, Hobbs N.M. 88240

Joe Huffman 
ARTESIA — A memorial service for Joe Huffman, 72, of West Richardson in Artesia will be held Wednesday at Terpening & Son Chapel with the Rev. Randy Reeves and the Rev. James Parker officiating. 
Mr. Huffman died Saturday, Dec. 25, 1999, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. 
Cremation will follow under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary. 
Visitation will begin at Terpening & Son Mortuary at 10 a.m. today. 
Joe Huffman was born Sept. 1, 1927, in Dayton, N.M., to Joe Floyd and Willie (Adam) Huffman. He served in World War II. He married Eunice Poston on Nov. 7, 1975 in Anson, Texas. The couple moved to Artesia, where Mr. Huffman worked as a driller for WEK Drilling Co. and was a member of Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Eunice Huffman, of the home; two sons, Jerry McGuairt of Ft. Stockton, Texas, and Tim James and wife Susan of Artesia; two daughters, Pat Eaker and husband Clint of Artesia and Wynona Cross of Albuquerque; sister, Barbara Horn of Gillespie, Ill.; and 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceeded in death by his first wife, Grace Huffman and a sister, Rose Katherine Whygles. 
The pallbearers will be grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart Association or the Lung Association. 

Louise Rumfield
CARLSBAD — The funeral for Louise Cole Rumfield of North Lake Street will be 2 p.m. Thursday at West Funeral Home Chapel with Anthony Bryant of Fox and Lake Church officiating.
Burial will follow at Carlsbad Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at West Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Rumfield, Danny Gonzales and Henry Quintela.
Mrs. Rumfield died Friday, Dec. 24, 1999, at Carlsbad Medical Center.
West Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Louise Cole Rumfield was born in McKee, Ken., to John and Sarah Gibson Cole. She was raised and educated in Kentucky. She moved to Carlsbad in 1950. She married Eugene J. Rumfield on Sept. 12, 1953, in Roswell. She was a homemaker and mother and was involved with the National Little League when her sons where young. She was a past member of Bethel Baptist Church and prior to her illness was an active member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary. 
Mrs. Rumfield was preceded in death by her husband on Nov. 10, 1999.
She is survived by two sons, Jeff D. Rumfield of Ft. Gordon, Ga., and Gregg Rumfield of Estancia; two brothers, Cloyde Cole of Mainsburg, Ohio, and Stanley Cole of Ohio; and two grandchildren.

Raymond Switzer
CARLSBAD — The graveside service for Raymond G. “Ray” Switzer, 88, of North Canal Street, will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Carlsbad Cemetery with the Rev. H. M. “Jack” Drake, interim pastor with Fox and Walnut Church of God, officiating.
There will be no visitation.
Mr. Switzer died Monday, Dec. 27, 1999, at Lakeview Christian Home of the Southwest.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Raymond G. “Ray” Switzer was born Dec. 11, 1911, in Colchester, Ill., to LeRoy Switzer and Jessie Hoyt Switzer. He grew up in McComb, Ill. He married Hildred Ann Sewell July 22, 1946, in Denver. He lived in Denver until 1951 when he moved to Lamar, Mo. He moved to Carlsbad in 1958. He started Ray’s Trading Post, from which he retired in 1972. His hobby was watch collecting. He was a self-taught watch and clock repairman and enjoyed playing the piano. He was a member of Fox and Walnut Church of God.
Mr. Switzer was preceded in death by his wife Dec. 23, 1994.
He is survived by two sons, Don Switzer of Apache Junction, Ariz., and Galen Switzer of Universal City, Texas; two daughters, Virginia Daniels of Paris, Texas, and Lila Huff of Tucson, Ariz.; a brother, Kenneth Switzer of Yuma, Ariz.; a sister, Doris Gueuel of McComb, Ill.; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Evaristo Saucedo
CARLSBAD — The funeral for Evaristo Saucedo, 60, of Seminole, Texas, will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at Templo Fuente De Agua Viva in Hobbs with the Rev. David Marquez officiating.
Burial will follow at Prairie Haven Cemetery in Hobbs.
Pallbearers will be Mario Saucedo, Manuel Saucedo, Martin Saucedo, Guadalupe Saucedo, Noel Carmona and Jaime Sauceda.
Mr. Saucedo died Sunday, Dec. 26, 1999, at Carlsbad Medical Center.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Evaristo Saucedo was born Nov. 11, 1939, in Evidio Emilio Carranza, Chihuahua, Mexico, to Demetrio Saucedo and Nicolasa Ornelas Saucedo. He married Isabelle Sotelo. He was a farm laborer.
Mr. Saucedo is survived by his wife of Seminole, Texas; seven sons, Mario, Manuel and Daniel Saucedo, all of Seminole, Texas; Jose Luis, Crencencio and Guadalupe Saucedo, all of Mexico, and Martin Saucedo of Fort Hancock, Texas; two daughters, Leticia Carmona of Hobbs and Luz Sauceda of Seminole, Texas; two brothers, Demetrio Saucedo of Van Horn, Texas, and Juan Saucedo of Mexico; three sisters, Cruz Hernandez and Trinidad Ornelas, both of Mexico, and Otelia Baiza of Van Horn, Texas; and 14 grandchildren.

Bert Muncy Jr.
ARTESIA — Graveside services for Bert Nelson Muncy Jr., 80, of Ruidoso, will be at 11 a.m. today at Woodbine Cemetery with the Rev. Palmer Clark officiating.
There will be no visitation.
Mr. Muncy died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999, at Ruidoso Care Center.
Terpening and Son Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Bert Nelson Muncy Jr. was born Oct. 26, 1919, in Artesia to Bert Nelson and Stella Chatten Muncy Sr.
He graduated from Artesia High School in 1934 and left Artesia only long enough to attend Baylor University. He married Margaret Mahone in 1938 in Artesia.
Mr. Muncy was a lifelong resident of Artesia where he worked as an accountant in the oil and gas industry. He was active in local and state business affairs and civic activities for more than 50 years.
Mr. Muncy began his business career by starting Artesia Gas and Appliance Company in 1938. He sold and delivered butane and propane throughout Southeastern New Mexico. He later expanded his business by adding a second store, Carlsbad Gas and Appliance, and later became a stockholder in Arrow Gas Company of Roswell. Mr. Muncy served as national president of the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association in 1954.
Mr. Muncy left the business in 1957 to spend more time with family. For a short time, he owned both Culligan and Service Soft, soft water franchises in Artesia and Carlsbad. He soon sold his soft water businesses to pursue his interests in accounting, ranching and the oil and gas industry. He opened an accounting service in Artesia in 1962 and began concentrating more in the areas of oil and gas accounting and exploration.
Mr. Muncy retired in 1995 when he sold his interests in Bilco Supply Company, L&M Drilling Company and LaRue and Muncy Production Company to his longtime business partner, C.E. LaRue. His retirement was shortened by the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, which ultimately claimed his life.
Mr. Muncy was a member of Artesia First United Methodist Church where he served in many capacities. He was also a member of the Artesia Community Concert Association and other community groups and service organizations including being past president of the Artesia Rotary Club, past member of the Boy Scouts Conquistador Council and past president of the Artesia Little League.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Mahone Muncy of Ruidoso; sons, A. Nelson Muncy of Artesia and Martin B. Muncy of Albuquerque; two grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1492 Artesia NM 88221. 

Jim A. Goodson
ALBUQUERQUE — After a long illness bravely fought, Jim was welcomed home by our Lord on Jesus’ birthday.
Jim Allen Goodson, 44, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 1999, at University Hospital in Albuquerque.
Born June 30, 1955, in Albuquerque, he loved the rugged New Mexico outdoors as well as traveling the back roads of the American West in his 18-wheeler. Known for always lending a helping hand and being a hard worker, “Slim” Jim could make you laugh and enjoyed old-time country music, wood working and cowboy poetry.
He is survived by his daughters, Raylene Wall of Vancouver, B.C., Canada, and Tana Statham of Sperry, Okla.; mother, Helen Goodson of Belen; grandmother, Dora Goodson of Belen; brothers, Don Goodson of Norman, Okla., and Ken Goodson of Belen; three grandchildren, Tyler and Nicole Statham and Naomi Wall; and many nieces, nephews, friends and extended family.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be at Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 8600 Academy Road NE in Albuquerque at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3.
Flowers may be delivered to the church on Monday or sent to the family home.
Arrangements are by Direct Funeral Services of Albuquerque.

Lawrence Evans
CARLSBAD — Lawrence Evans, 90, of West Pierce Street, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, at Carlsbad Medical Center.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation.
A memorial service will take place at a later date.
West Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Jonah’s House, 209 W. Guadalupe, Carlsbad NM 88220 or to the Loaves and Fishes Fund at First United Methodist Church, 207 N. Halagueno, Carlsbad NM 88220.


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