Miscellaneous Eddy County, New Mexico Obituaries

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Faye Wilcox
MELROSE — The graveside service for Faye Grimlan Wilcox, 80, of Melrose, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Woodbine Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Smith officiating.
Mrs. Wilcox died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis.
Terpening and Son Mortuary in Artesia is in charge of arrangements.
Faye Grimlan Wilcox was born Aug. 11, 1911, in Crowell, Texas, to William Yearl Grimlan and Ellen C. Gray Grimlan. She married Curtis A. Wilcox on Oct. 6, 1973, in Bellflower, Calif. She moved to Artesia from northern New Mexico in 1932. She moved to California in 1959. She had lived in Melrose for 25 years. She was a retired bank teller with Home Bank in Bellflower, Calif. She was a Methodist.
Mrs. Wilcox was preceded in death by her husband in 1991; five brothers; and three sisters.
She is survived by three sisters, Lorene Smith of Amarillo, Texas, Mattie Crenshaw of Melrose, and Jo Conner of Artesia.

Florence Berg
LAKE CITY, Minn. — The funeral for Florence Berg, 86, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lake City, Minn., with the Rev. James McCauley officiating.
Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Lake City.
Mrs. Berg died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, at her home.
Florence A. Berg was born Aug. 10, 1913, in Pepin Township in Minnesota. 
She married Lloyd H. Berg on May 15, 1935. She was employed by Lincoln High School for 22 years in the food services department. She retired as head cook in 1976. She played piano in the Kuhfuss Brothers Band and enjoyed gardening, flower arranging, needlework, babysitting for her grandchildren and playing bingo. She earned numerous ribbons for her floral displays. She was an active member of the Trillium Garden Club for more than 50 years. She was the Minnesota TOPS Queen in 1967.
Mrs. Berg was preceded in death by her husband and a brother.
Mrs. Berg is survived by three sons, Harold Berg of Lake City, Gerald Berg of Carlsbad, and William Berg of Hastings, Minn.; a daughter, Mary in Lake City; a brother, William Schmidt; a sister, Mildred Dose; and 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.

Dolores Hernandez
FARRAGUT, Tenn. — The funeral for Dolores Sanchez Hernandez, 60, formerly of Carlsbad, was held Monday at Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel
Mrs. Hernandez died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, at St. Mary’s Hospice Center in Knoxville, Tenn.
Dolores Sanchez Hernandez was born Jan. 29, 1939, in Carlsbad to Bonificio and Marcelena Navarrette Sanchez. After raising five children, she earned a degree in elementary education from Eastern New Mexico University. She taught for Hobbs Municipal Schools until June 1998. She was a member of the Jefferson Street Church of Christ in Hobbs. After her retirement, she moved to Farragut, Tenn., where she was a member of the Farragut Church of Christ.
Mrs. Hernandez was preceded in death by two brothers, Juan and Daniel Sanchez.
She is survived by five children, Marty Hernandez of Kaukauna, Wis., Elia Key of Farragut, Elisha Stewart of Mendon, Mass., and Cristina Keller and Cindy Heim, both of Lewisville, Texas; two sisters, Lydia Ortega and Albesa Sanchez, both of Artesia; nine brothers, Santos and Jimmy Sanchez, both of Artesia, Antonio Sanchez of Hagerman, Samuel Sanchez of Carlsbad, and Manuel, Frank, Raymond, Jose and Bonificio Sanchez, all of Roswell; and 16 grandchildren. 

Kenneth L. Collins
ARTESIA — A funeral for Kenneth L. Collins, 68, of West Menefee, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Immanuel Lutheran Church with the Rev. Paul Newberger officiating. Cremation will take place under the direction of Terpening and Son Mortuary.
Mr. Collins died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Albuquerque.
Terpening and Son Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Kenneth L. Collins was born June 30, 1931, in Tulsa, Okla., to Kenneth Laverne and Eudora Keller Collins.
He married Murlene Berg on Nov. 12, 1954, in Tulsa.
They moved to Artesia from Houston in July 1990. Mr. Collins was a drilling engineer and consultant.
He was a member of Immanual Lutheran Church and Society of Petroleum Engineers.
He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving with the Air Force.
Survivors include his wife, Murlene Collins of the family home; son, Brian Collins of Artesia; daughter, Kerri Haugland of Bergen, Norway; sister, Grace Burns of Granbury, Texas; and six grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Immanual Lutheran Church.
Friends may call beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday at Terpening and Son Mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association or Immanual Lutheran Church of Artesia.

Leonard Horne Jr.
CARLSBAD — Leonard Horne Jr., 76, of Avenue B, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at his home.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place.
There will be a private family service for interment at a later date.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Leonard Horne Jr. was born Thursday, Dec. 27, 1923, in Carlsbad to Leonard Anderson and Myrtle Edna Taylor Horne Sr. 
He graduated from Carlsbad High School and attended the University of Texas. He served in the Army during World War II.
He enjoyed tinkering with automobiles.
He was preceded in death by a niece, Donna Sue Hyatt, in July 1987.
Survivors include a sister, Sybil Black of Carlsbad; half-brother, Walter Lunsford of Carlsbad; and two nieces.

Louise Anthony
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Louise Wills Anthony, 85, of Corpus Christi, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 1999. No public services were held.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel C. Anthony Jr.
Samuel preceded her in death on Jan. 26, 1996. A memorial was printed for both of them since Louise’s illness prevented a service at the time of her husband’s death.
The couple had been married for 59 years when he died.
They married and raised their family in the coalfields of West Virginia. Sam retired as an inspector with the Federal Bureau of Mines in Washington, D.C. He was an avid photographer and traveler. He enjoyed touring historical sites and museums.
Louise was a homemaker and care giver to her family. She spent her quiet time reading.
The couple spent their retirement years traveling throughout the country. 
They settled in South Texas to be near their family.
Survivors include their children, Carol Wilson of Corpus Christi, Lynn Gurin of Northboro, Mass., and Samuel C. Anthony III of Carlsbad; five grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.
Memorial donations may be made to Al Amin Shrine transportation fund or St. John’s Methodist Church in Corpus Christi.

Eloise M. Spicer
HARRAH, Okla. — Graveside services for Eloise M. Spicer, 82, of Harrah and formerly of Carlsbad, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Fairview Memorial Park in Albuquerque. 
Mrs. Spicer died Monday, Jan. 31, 2000.
Bill Eisenhour Funeral Homes of Oklahoma City and Del City, Okla., is in charge of arrangements.
Eloise M. Spicer was born June 1, 1917, in Grandfield, Okla.
She taught special education in Carlsbad and taught sign language at New Mexico State University at Carlsbad. She was also a member of the National Education Association.
Mrs. Spicer was preceded in death by her husband, Abraham Spicer and a brother, Leon Chambers.
Survivors include children, Gale Spicer of Wellston, Okla., Grace Wallace of Grants and Mable Michael of Globe, Ariz.; brothers, Johnny Chambers of Southwest City, Mo., Leo Chambers of Grove, Okla., and Tommy Chambers of Fort Worth, Texas; sisters, Martha E. Owens of Joplin, Mo., and Lucy Schrank of New Braunfels, Texas; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Friends may call Thursday at Strong-Thorne Mortuary.

Laura Dudley
CHANNELVIEW, Texas — Laura Jean McMillan Dudley, formerly of Carlsbad, passed away at home in Channelview, Texas, on Nov. 17, 1999, of lung cancer.
Jean was born in Carlsbad April 11, 1941, and moved to the Houston, Texas, area in 1965 where she married Billy Dudley, also formerly of Carlsbad.
Jean was a long-time member of Channelview Baptist Church and served often as a Sunday School teacher or assistant and always was a nursery worker.
Along with church, Jean also loved children and cooking. Starting in 1983, she cooked lunch at various Channelview area schools so she could enjoy the two at the same time. She retired from work at San Jacinto Junior College in 1997 due to ill health.
Jean is survived by her husband Billy Dudley; sons and daughter-in-laws, Greg and Tammie Dudley, and Steven and Rene Dudley all of Channelview; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and the Rev. Jonathan Fitzgerald of Golden, Texas; grandchildren, Erin and Katelynn Dudley and Caleb Fitzgerald; and 27 nieces and nephews.
Jean is buried next to her brother, Rusty, in Dickerson Cemetery near San Augustine, Texas.

Roy D. Davis
CARLSBAD — A funeral Roy D. Davis, 64, of North 1st Street, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at West Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Leonard Foster of Happy Valley Baptist Church officiating. 
Mr. Davis died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000, at his home.
West Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Roy Dean “Fisty” Davis was born Oct. 5, 1935, to Clifford R. and Hazel Yarbro Davis in Barstow, Texas. His family moved to Carlsbad when he was very young and it was here that he was raised and educated.
After school, Mr. Davis began work in area oilfields and later in construction as an ironworker. He was an ironworker for several years with a company based in El Paso.
In 1958, Mr. Davis began his own business, Davis Tire Store in El Paso, which he owned and operated for 36 years.
Upon retirement in 1992, he moved back to Carlsbad. He was raised in the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Cheri Davis, and a brother, George R. “Bob” Davis.
Survivors include sons, Wesley Davis of Carlsbad, Yancey Davis of Hobbs and Roy Davis of Burney, Calif.; a daughter, Charla Paternoster of Austin, Texas; brothers, Ed Davis of Carlsbad and Jim Davis of El Paso; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to service time Monday at West Funeral Home.

Mildred L. Holly
ARTESIA — A funeral for Mildred L. Holly, 71, of South 8th Street, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Rick Sullivan officiating. Interment will follow at Twin Oaks Memorial Park with graveside rites by Eastern Star.
Mrs. Holly died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, at Artesia General Hospital.
Terpening and Son Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Mildred L. Holly was born June 7, 1928, in Claude, Texas, to Robert Dalton and Clara Elizabeth Braddock Finley.
She married Leroy Holly Oct. 18, 1947, in Lubbock, Texas.
They moved to Artesia from Lubbock in 1947. She was a retired clerical worker for the state welfare department.
She was a member of First Baptist Church and Order of the Eastern Star.
Mrs. Holly was preceded in death by a brother, Robert D. Holly Jr.
Survivors include her husband, Leroy Holly of the family home; sons, Robert B. Holly of Alvord, Texas and Richard L. Holly of Van Ormy, Texas; daughter, Margie E. Aaron of San Antonio; and five grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.
Friends may call beginning at 1 p.m. today at Terpening and Son Mortuary.

Marty C. Montoya
MALAGA — A funeral for Marty C. Montoya, 35, of Malaga, was held Thursday at Ballard Funeral Chapel in Roswell.
Mr. Montoya died Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, in Lubbock.
Ballard Funeral Home of Roswell was in charge of arrangements.
Marty C. Montoya was born Oct. 26, 1964, in Roswell to Louis Montoya and Marie A. Gabaldon. He worked as a clerk at Fiesta Chevron in Carlsbad.
Survivors include his mother, Maria Gabaldon, of Albuquerque; father, Louis Montoya, of Roswell; brothers, Ruben Gabaldon of Albuquerque, and Ernie De Los Santos, Israel Gabladon, Louis Montoya Jr., Victor Montoya and Frank Montoya of Roswell; sister, Lorine De Los Santos of Tucson, Ariz., and Reynalda and Anita Montoya of Roswell; and grandmother, Cruz Gabaldon of Roswell.

Bernice I. Reid
LOVING — Bernice I. Reid, 94, of South Fifth Street, Loving, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, at Lakeview Christian Home, Northgate Unit.
A graveside service will be 10 a.m. Monday at Carlsbad Cemetery with the Rev. Joe Pierce of Loving Assembly of God officiating.
Friends may call from 1-9 p.m. today and Sunday at West Funeral Home.
West Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Gwendolyn Baumann
KERRVILLE, Texas — Gwendolyn Baumann, 81, of Kerrville and formerly of Carlsbad, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000, in Kerrville.
A memorial service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church.
Kerrville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Gwendolyn Baumnan was born April 21, 1919, in Rivesville, W. Va., to Larnie and Lottie Dean. 
She married William F. Baumann on Jan. 29, 1957, in Carlsbad.
Mrs. Baumann enjoyed spending time with her family and spent many hours knitting and crocheting.
Survivors include her husband, William, of Kerrville; daughters, Bonita Omang of Gillette, Wyo., Eileen Mynes of San Antonio and Diane Roberts of Wichita, Kan.; brothers, David Dean of Carlsbad and John Dean of Virginia Beach, Va.; sister, Cleo Ricer of Carlsbad; and four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Mary K. Stephens
CARLSBAD — Mary Kate Stephens, 93, of West Mescalero Street, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at her home.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place.
Private family services are planned for a later date.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Kate Stephens was born Tuesday, April 10, 1906, in Sulphur, Okla., to Robert and Sophia Hodges Lowrance. 
She married J.T. Stephens Sr. in Sulphur in the early 1920s.
In 1929, they moved to Carlsbad where they homesteaded south of town where the Flying X is located. 
Mrs. Stephens was a member of First Baptist Church. She was a charter member of Hillcrest Baptist Church, July 14, 1940, in her home at 601 S. 6th St. 
In 1958, she moved to Roswell where she became the executive secretary for the superintendent of schools. She was a long-time member of South Manor Baptist Church, Roswell, where she was church organist until she was 91 years old.
She was preceded in death by her husband on July 11, 1981; a son, Luther Stephens in 1998; two brothers; and two sisters.
Survivors include sons, J.T. Stephens Jr. of Carlsbad and Stephen C. Stephens of Albuquerque; daughters, Dorothy Virden of Gardnerville, Nev., Mary L. Scholle of LaPlace, La., Kathryn Rumbaugh and Pat Bush of Roswell; sister, Virginia Tyler of Montrose, Colo.; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Lila Bridwell
CARLSBAD — A funeral service for Lila Bridwell, 90, of West Pierce Street, will be at 2 p.m. today at Hillcrest United Methodist Church with the Rev. Carol Grebing officiating and assisted by her family.
Interment will follow at Carlsbad Cemetery.
Mrs. Bridwell died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at Carlsbad Medical Center.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lila Bridwell was born Monday, Aug. 2, 1909, to John Sherman and Margaret Ellen Nichols Patton in Junction, Texas.
On May 1, 1926, she married Silas Samuel Bridwell in Winters, Texas.
She and Si had three sons: Darrell Bridwell and wife, Katie, Bill Bridwell and wife, Delora, and Kenneth Bridwell and wife, Joyce.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Si Bridwell on Nov. 28, 1981, and by a son, Darrell Bridwell, on April 23, 1990.

Vera I. Austin
LAS CRUCES — A funeral for Vera I. Austin, 69, of Columbia Avenue, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. L.R. Gentry of San Angelo, Texas, officiating. The Rev. Gentry is the former pastor at Emmanuel Baptist.
Interment will follow at Woodbine Cemetery.
Mrs. Austin died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.
Terpening and Son Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Vera Inez Austin was born April 26, 1930, in Chickasha, Okla., to Floyd M. and Christine Harper Martin.
She married Jesse Thomas Austin on Sept. 3, 1948, in Roswell.
They moved to Artesia from Oklahoma in 1958 and to Las Cruces four months ago.
Mrs. Austin was a retired telephone operator with Mountain Bell Telephone.
She was an active member of First Baptist Church and a volunteer income tax preparer.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her oldest child, Connie O. Austin, in 1968, and brother, Calvin Martin.
Survivors include her husband, Jesse T. Austin of the Veterans Center, Truth or Consequences; stepmother, Lou Martin of Ft. Worth, Texas; daughters, Paula J. Phillips of Albuquerque, Naomi R. Austin of Atlanta and Debbie LeClear of Lubbock; a son, Thomas W. Austin of Las Cruces; sisters, Lois R. Green of Houston, Helen R. Ripple of Springtown, Texas, and Mary Jo Cotton of Ft. Worth, Texas; brothers, Carl Martin of Weatherford, Texas, Jimmy F. Harper of Albuquerque and Donnell Harper and Gilbert Harper of Fort Worth; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be friends and family members.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 525 San Pedro NE No. 101, Albuquerque NM 87108 or the American Heart Association, 1330 San Pedro NE, Albuquerque NM 87110.
Friends may call at the funeral home beginning at 1 p.m. today. Friends may call on the family at 805 W. Main.

Wilbert Bryan
ARTESIA — Closed casket services for Wilbert “Dick” Bryan, 80, of West Grand Avenue, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Terpening and Son Chapel. 
Interment will follow at Woodbine Cemetery.
Mr. Bryan died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at his home.
Terpening and Son Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Wilbert “Dick” Bryan was born June 1, 1919, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to John Luther and Ethel Grace Friberg Bryan.
He married Arietta “Mickie” Bryan in 1960 in Wichita Falls. She preceded him in death on June 30, 1998.
They moved to Artesia from Wichita Falls in 1961.
Mr. Bryan was a retired pipefitter for Navajo Refinery.
Mr. Bryan was of the Methodist denomination and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He was a veteran of World War II having served with the Army.
Survivors include a daughter, Patsy Ferguson of Wichita Falls, Texas; brother, Bobby Bryan of Leander, Texas; and two granddaughters.
Pallbearers will be Robert Duncan, Henry Alaniz, Cub Cuthbertson, Sherrell Gurley, James E. Wallace and Diego Valenzuela.

Oleton E. Gray
ARTESIA — Graveside services for Oleton E. “Johnny” Gray, 75, of Mission Arch in Roswell, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Vashti Cemetery in Vashti, Texas.
Mr. Gray died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in Roswell.
Terpening and Son Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Oleton E. “Johnny” Gray was born March 18, 1924, in Transylvania County, N.C., to Alexander Huston and Della Mae Allison Gray.
He moved to Roswell on Dec. 8, 1997, from Madill, Okla. Mr. Gray worked as an oil field driller. 
He served in the Army during World War II.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Floyd, Odell, Oly, Alvia and Velvia; and sisters, Annie Willie Gray and Leona Allison.
Survivors include sons, Robert Gray of Sherman, Texas, and Kenneth Gray of Sayre, Okla.; daughters, Sharion Ham of Artesia, and Tamara Gray of Dallas; and six grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be family members.

Leona L. Stagner
CARLSBAD — Graveside services for Leona L. Allinger Stagner, 93, of Westridge Road, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Carlsbad Cemetery with the Rev. Joe Wood of First United Methodist Church officiating. There will be no visitation.
Mrs. Stagner died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at Landsun Health Service Center.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Leona Louise Allinger Stagner was born Thursday, May 31, 1906, in Arnett, Oklahoma Territory, to Albert Louis and Reika Beumer Allinger. They moved to Carlsbad in 1909 where she graduated from Carlsbad High School in 1922.
She attended New Mexico Teachers’ College in Silver City and Colorado State Teachers’ College in Greeley. She taught first grade in Loving and Artesia. 
On July 26, 1929, she married James W. Stagner. He preceded her in death on Aug. 27, 1959. She worked in her husband’s law office from 1941 until her retirement in 1968.
Mrs. Stagner was a member of First United Methodist Church.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Alvin Allinger.
Survivors include daughters, Mary Walker and Louise Wilson of Carlsbad; eight grandchildren, Jim Wilson of Kansas City, Mo., Alice Wilson of Las Cruces, Dena Wilson of Dallas, Mary Gonzales of Roseville, Calif., Deanna Kemling of Nashua, N.H., Mary Lou Leavell of Fort Sumner, Jim Walker of Carlsbad and John Walker of Dallas; 10 great-grandchildren, Keeley Muncrief and Kourtney Muncrief of Las Cruces, Trey Bechtold and Sean Bechtold of Newkirk, Okla., Shane Davis of Carlsbad, Deane Michaels of California, Thomas Wilson of Artesia, and Anthony Wilson, Matthew Walker and Timothy Walker of Grand Junction, Colo.; and one great-great grandchild, Matthew Michaels of California.
Honorary pallbearers will be grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fishes and Loaves, First United Methodist Church, 207 N. Halagueno St., Carlsbad NM 88220; or Jonah’s House, St. Edwards Catholic Church, 201 N. Guadalupe St., Carlsbad NM 88220. 

Nelle Carwile
CARLSBAD — A funeral for Nelle Carwile, 65, of West Cherry Lane, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Stanley White, retired Southern Baptist minister, officiating. Interment will follow at Carlsbad Cemetery.
Miss Carwile died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, at Lakeview Christian Home of the Southwest Inc., Northgate Unit.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy Vernelle “Nelle” Carwile was born Saturday, Dec. 29, 1934, in Sanco, Texas, to Herman Hayes and Verna A. Thomason Carwile. Her family moved to Carlsbad when she was 10.
She attended Carlsbad schools and while growing up was active in the Hillcrest Baptist Church. She later joined Blodgett Street Baptist Church.
Miss Carwile lived at the Mabee Home at the CARC Farm where she had been a client for the past 17 years.
She worked in several departments at the farm and was active in the Special Olympics.
Survivors include sisters, Alece Ashley of Fort Worth, Texas, and Helen Gwinn and Jane Skinner of Carlsbad; and three nephews and four nieces.
Pallbearers will be John Skinner, Jake skinner, Casey Gwinn, Bob Forrest, Jon Hellebust, Woody Inman and J.C. Evans.
Honorary pallbearers are the clients, staff and board members of CARC.
Memorial contributions may be made to CARC, P.O. Box 1808, Carlsbad NM 88221-1808.
Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. today at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home. 

Lolita Tracy
CARLSBAD — A funeral for Lolita Tracy, 78, of North Canal Street, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oasis Christian Fellowship with the Rev. Tony Nichols of Oasis Christian Fellowship officiating, assisted by the Rev. Fred Connell of First Assembly of God. Interment will follow at Carlsbad Cemetery.
Mrs. Tracy died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000, at Carlsbad Medical Center.
Lolita Tracy was born Tuesday, Aug. 9, 1921, to Joaquin Sylvester and Mittie Agnes Green McBeath in Orange, Texas. She grew up in east Texas and graduated from high school in Brownwood.
She attended Daniel Baker College in Brownwood and graduated from Stephens College in Columbia, Mo.
During the war, she worked for the Eighth Service Command in Dallas. In 1946 she moved to Carlsbad where her mother owned the Eddy County News. 
She married Samuel D. Tracy on Sept. 9, 1948, in Carlsbad. Mrs. Tracy helped her husband in their farming and ranching business.
She enjoyed books and kids. She was a long-time member of the Great Books Club.
Mrs. Tracy was preceded in death by her husband on Feb. 24, 1994.
Survivors include a son, George Tracy, of Albuquerque; daughters, Mittie B. Hayes, Marian Gordon and Susie Bindel of Carlsbad and Cindy F. Lee of Fredricksburg, Va.; brothers, Andrew McBeath of San Antonio and Sylvester McBeath of Lubbock, Texas; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Paul Bindel, Cade Hayes, Clayton Gordon and Wryan Capps.
Memorial contributions may be made to Vista Care Hospice Foundation, 601 N. Canal St., Carlsbad NM 88220 or to a charity of choice.
Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. today at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home.

Mindy P. Morales
ARTESIA — A funeral for Mindy P. Morales, 46, of Chimeso Road, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at West Main Baptist Church with the Rev. J. Mark Robinson officiating. Interment will follow at Woodbine Cemetery.
Mrs. Morales died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, at Artesia General Hospital.
Terpening and Son Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Mindy P. Morales was born March 18, 1953, in Artesia to Henry and Juanita Murillo Perez. 
She married Benny Morales on June 3, 1972, in Artesia.
Mrs. Morales was a life- long resident of Artesia.
She was a registered nurse at Artesia Good Samaritan Center and had formerly worked at Artesia General Hospital.
She was a member of West Main Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Benny Morales of the family home; daughters, Elidia Bolanos and Erica Morales of Artesia; brothers, Armando Perez of Artesia and Rolando Perez of Phoenix; sister, Diana Coronado of Artesia; and one granddaughter.
Pallbearers are Israel Perez, Jonathan Perez, Aaron Perez, Armando Perez, Wilson Bolanos and Leroy Coronado.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, New Mexico affiliate, 525 San Pedro NE No. 101, Albuquerque NM 87108. 

Pablo C. Ortega
ARTESIA — A funeral for Pablo C. Ortega, 62, of West Washington Avenue, will be at 2 p.m. today at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church with the Rev. Alcuin Hunter officiating. Interment will follow at Woodbine Cemetery.
A rosary was said Friday at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.
Mr. Ortega died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000, at his home.
Terpening and Son Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Pablo C. “Apache” Ortega was born Jan. 15, 1938, in Alpine, Texas, to Barnabe and Maria Chavez Ortega.
He married Gloria Duran on Nov. 9, 1965, in Artesia.
Mr. Ortega moved to Artesia from Alpine in 1946. He worked as a truck driver.
He was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Jerry Ortega; brother, Frank Ortega; and sisters, Irene Gomez and Gloria Valdez.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria Ortega, of the family home; sons, Mario Ortega of Casa Grande, Ariz., Jimmy Ortega of Lovington, and Arthur Ortega, Jerry Ortega and Paul Ortega Jr. of Artesia; daughters, Mary Lee Ruiz of Minturn, Colo., Elva Viquez of Anaheim, Calif., Barbara McFatridge of Artesia and Rita Ortega of Ballenger, Texas; brothers, Goyo Ortega of Ft. Stockton, Texas, Barney Ortega of Dallas, Adolfo Ortega of Artesia, Benny Ortega of Roswell, Israel Ortega of Brownwood, Texas, Kelly Ortega of Denver, and Henry Ortega and David Ortega of Las Vegas, N.M.; sisters, Anita Franco of Carlsbad, Emma Roblez of Artesia, Minga Rodriguez of Lovington and Eva Ortega; 35 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be grandsons: Aaron Ortega, Jimmy Ortega Jr., Augustine Levario, Michael Ortega, Matthew Ortega, Joshua Tesillo, Steven Ruiz and Brandon McFatridge.
Honorary pallbearers will be Mr. Ortega’s friends.


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