Miscellaneous Chaves County, New Mexico Obituaries - 2001

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Clarence C. Lewis
Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Clarence C. Lewis, 75, of Roswell who passed away June 10, 2001, in Roswell. The Roswell Veteran’s Honor Guard will conduct the service.
Clarence was born Oct. 20, 1925, in Roswell to Burl Houston and Leona Wiggins Lewis Sr. He was raised in the Pecos Valley along with his brothers and sister, and on Jan. 10, 1944, joined the U.S. Navy, where he served during World War II.
His parents preceded him in death, as well as a brother, B.H. Lewis Jr. of Roswell, and a sister, Ida Jane Bitz of Roswell.
He is survived by four sons, Ernest L. Lewis and his wife, Vicky, of Roswell, John C. Lewis of Hobbs, Gerald T. Lewis of Livingston, Texas, and Roy L. Lewis, also of Livingston; and a brother, G.T. Lewis Sr. and his wife, Geneva, of Roswell also survives him.
Clarence has three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was a member of the Pipe Fitters Local Union No. 412 out of Albuquerque for more than 34 years, at which time he retired and returned to Roswell to stay.
The family requests that memorials may be made to the charity of choice in Clarence’s name.
Service arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Michael Henry Begley
A memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m., June 13, at Ballard Funeral Chapel for Michael Henry Begley, 48, of Roswell who passed away Monday, June 11, 2001, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. The Rev. Bobby Renfro of First Baptist Church will officiate.
May 17, 1953, Michael was born in Tuscumbia, Mo., to Thomas Henry Begley and Helen Adele Kluner Begley. Both parents, as well as his brother, C.E. Adams, preceded him in death.
Michael was married to Marcia Ann Fuller Dec. 5, 1986, in St. Louis. In 1969, they moved to Roswell, where he was a technical writer for Nova Bus.
Survivors include his wife, Marcia, at the family home in Roswell; daughters, Mae Soule of St. Louis, Kristin Begley of St. Louis and Steffanie Begley of Roswell; brothers, Robert LaVo and his wife, Estelle, of Florida, and Roy B. Begley and his wife, Patty, of St. Louis; a sister-in-law, Helen Adams, of Lenexa, Kan., wife of Michael’s brother, the late C.E. Adams; a sister, Joyce Marie Christopher and her husband, Richard, of DeSoto, Mo.; and one grandchild.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ballard Funeral Home.

Minnie Helen English
A memorial service was held Wednesday, June 13, at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory for Minnie Helen English, 91, of Roswell who passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2001. The Rev. Kimberly Kinsey of Trinity United Methodist Church officiated. Interment will take place 11 a.m. Saturday, June 16, in Forest Park East Cemetery in Houston.
Helen was born May 24, 1910, in Mount Pleasant, Texas, to Henry and Mary Elizabeth Arnold. She married Paul English in January 1926 in El Dorado, Ark., and 30 years ago moved to Roswell from Baton Rouge, La. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and a member of the Eastern Star.
Helen leaves behind two sisters, Nora Farrar and Joyce Hughes and her husband, Maxey, of Roswell; one son, Paul Nelson English and his wife, Leslie, of Houston; a son-in-law, Harvey Harmon of Roswell; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Mary Arnold; her husband, Paul English; a daughter, Jere Harmon; three sisters, Bobby Lou Arnold, Jessie Metcalf and Ora Fisk; and a brother, Louie Arnold.
Services were under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

William W. Graham
BORGER, Texas — Graveside services will be Noon Saturday at South Park Cemetery in Roswell for William W. Graham, 90, who passed away Wednesday, June 13, in Amarillo. The Rev. Archie Echols will be officiating.
Mr. Graham was a longtime resident of Hagerman and Roswell. He was a retired Conoco agent.
Survivors include a son, Billy Wayne Graham of Albuquerque; a stepson, Johnny Nelson of Lake Arthur; a daughter, Mrs. Hugh Jackson Jr. of Borger; a stepdaughter, Yvonne Pollard of Lake Arthur; a sister, Gladys LaFeur of Oklahoma City; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Interment will be in South Park Cemetery under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral directors of Borger.

Richard ‘Dick’ Sherwood Starrett
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. tonight at Ballard Funeral Chapel for Richard S. Starrett Sr. who died Monday, June 11, 2001, at a local nursing home. A mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, June 16, at Assumption Catholic Church at 2808 N. Kentucky in Roswell. The Rev. Monsignor Bob Getz will officiate. A reception will follow at the church hall.
Dick was born June 25, 1912, to godly parents, James Guy and Mary Esther Starrett in Miflin, Ohio, in the county of Richland. The family moved to New Mexico in 1948.
His parents left him a rich legacy of family history inspiring in him a keen interest in genealogy. Dick was a voracious reader. He loved working with woodcarvings, restoring old cars and collecting knives, but his one true love was music and he had earned his master’s degree in music.
He was a fine carpenter and painter, and worked for the city of Roswell before retiring. He was a member of Assumption Catholic Church and a past member of the Elks Lodge.
Dick was married to Helen L. Nye, who preceded him in death Feb. 14, 1992. He is survived by his dear friend and caretaker, Eva Marie Ontiveros and her son, William David Ontiveros, whom he loved as his own son; his good friend, Maurice Catano; sons, Richard Sherwood Starrett Jr. of Dallas, James Paul Starrett of Cornelius, N.C., and William Henry Starrett of Artesia; and 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. He is also survived by many good friends who will miss him dearly.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ballard Funeral Home.

Walter A. ‘Joe’ Burchfield
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Walter A. Burchfield, 80, went to be with his Lord Memorial Day, 2001. He was born in Mississippi March 22, 1921.
He was proud of his 24 years as a military man, where he was decorated veteran of World War II, having received the Purple Heart. After his retirement from the U.S. Air Force, he moved back to his beloved south and went to work for the post office in Memphis.
Services were held at Twin Oaks Funeral Home in Southaven with burial at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. He was a member of Quince Road Church of Christ.
He is survived by three children, Sue Burchfield Smith and her husband, Dr. Robert T. Smith, of Roswell, Mary Ann Burchfield of Long Beach, Miss., and Harry Burchfield and his wife, Kim, of Carson City, Nev.; four grandchildren, Melissa Smith-Williams of Dallas, Robert Smith of Phoenix and Jevan and Caedron Burchfield of Reno, Nev.; two great-grandsons, Landen and Truett of Dallas; and a niece, Joyce Plummer and her husband, C.M. Plummer III of Woolmarket, Miss. Also surviving is the mother of his children, Merle Curchfield Brown of Biloxi, Miss.

Dominga U. Salcido
A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. tonight at St. Jude’s Catholic Church in San Patricio, for Dominga U. Salcido, 90, of Hondo, who passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at her home. A mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, June 16, at St. Jude’s Catholic Church. The Rev. Alfred Galvan will officiate. Burial will follow at Proceso Salcido Cemetery.
Dominga was born Oct. 2, 1910, in San Patricio to Vicente Ulibarri and Seraphina Sedillos Ulibarri. On Dec. 14, 1931, Dominga married Proceso Salcido. He preceded her in death, as did both parents; one daughter, Cerelia Salcido; one brother; and three sisters.
Dominga was a lifelong resident of the Hondo Valley. She and her husband owned and operated the La Juanta Cafe in Hondo for a number of years. They ranched in the Alamo Canyon in Hondo. Dominga was a member of St. Jude’s Catholic Church in San Patricio and she belonged to the La Juanta Extension Club.
Survivors include her son, P.J. Salcido and his wife, Vicky, of Albuquerque; daughters, Elizabeth Sambrano and her husband, Moises, of Carrizozo and Johnnie McTeigue and her husband, Bill, of Hondo; and 14 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Clifford Sambrano, Alex Sambrano, Moises Sambrano Jr., Michael McTeigue, Dominique Casaus, and Nathan Casaus.
Honorary pallbearers will be all her remaining grandchildren.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ballard Funeral home.

Opal Kerey Roudebush
Memorial Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, June 16, at the First United Methodist Church for Opal Kersey Roudebush, 84, who passed away at the Rose Garden at LaVilla Wednesday, June 13, 2001. The Rev. Archie Echols of the First United Methodist Church will conduct the service.
A special “Celebration of Life” service will be provided by the Eastern Star. Interment will be at memory Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Opal was born July 15, 1916, in San Simon, Cochise County, Ariz., to Luther Roy and Nora Young Kersey. Her parents preceded her in death, as well as a son, Robert Anderson Roudebush, who passed away in 1999, and a sister, Helen Kersey.
Dec. 20, 1940, Opal married William Campbell Roudebush, who preceded her in death Nov. 15, 2000.
Survivors include three sons, William Kersey Roudebush of Denver, Richard Allen Roudebush of San Antonio and Charles Kersey Roudebush of Woodinville, Wash.; a daughter-in-law, Judy Carter Roudebush of Woodinville, Wash.; a sister, Jean kersey Rogers of Roswell; a brother-in-law, Charles Campbell Roudebush of Milford, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Katherine Roudebush of Monroe, Ohio; four grandchildren, Amy Roudebush Taylor of Boise, Idaho, Brian Charles Roudebush of Redmond, Wash., Megan Lyle Roudebush of Bellingham, Wash., and William Bradley Roudebush of Denver.
She and her family moved to Roswell, where she attended Roswell Public Schools. She graduated from Roswell High School in 1933. She worked in the candy department at Woolworth’s while attending high school.
She attended Draughan’s Business College in Lubbock. She worked in the business office at New Mexico Military Institute before her marriage to William. she managed the Women’s Auxiliary gift shop at St. Mary’s Hospital. She was the manager of the Chaves County Employees Credit Union in Roswell for more than 15 years until her retirement in 1977.
Mrs. Roudebush was a member of the First United Methodist Church and had been a member of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 10 since 1936. She served as worthy matron in 1948.
She was active in the P.T.A., the Boy Scouts of America, the Roswell Public Schools and the American Red Cross, where she taught swimming to mentally retarded and physically handicapped people. She received an Award of Merit for “extraordinary service” in the leadership of the Water Safety Program during 1962-63.
She was very talented, and played the piano, violin and organ. In her youth, she participated in the Panhandle Music Teachers Association Contests in Amarillo, and she played in the Roswell Symphony. She loved to work in her garden and was a wonderful cook, acclaimed for her homemade Christmas candy and homemade chicken tacos. She loved to travel and traveled the world, but always enjoyed returning to Roswell.
She was strong-spirited, independent, tough; often said she had to be living with five men. On the other hand, she had a very soft spot for most people she met. She enjoyed sitting on her front porch to watch the sun set over Sierra Blanca and Capitan, enjoying the best unobstructed view in town for 50 years.
She liked doing needlepoint, bowling, playing cards and loved to share stories about her sons and grandchildren. She especially enjoyed watching soap operas and having her husband rub her feet and even enjoyed hanging clothes on the clothesline.
Friends may make memorials in Mrs. Roudebush’s name to the New Mexico Military Institute Alumni Association, 101 W. College Ave., Box J, Roswell, N.M. 88201.
Funds contributed will be placed into the recently endowed “Dr. William C. and Opal K. Roudebush Memorial Fund.” Earnings on the fund will be used over time by the academic deans at NMMI to recognize and support the special contributions of faculty members in promoting Academic Excellence.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

James Fenis ‘Snuffy’ Smith
LONGVIEW, Texas — James Fenis Smith, also known to family and close friends as “Snuffy” Smith, born March 10, 1937, in Arkinda, Ark., was called home June 13, 2001, from his home in White Oak.
Fenis is survived by his wife of 43 years, Bernice Smith; two sons, Cecil Smith of White Oak and Jon Smith of Longview; two daughters, Teresa Creel and Me’Lesa Prado of Longview; his mother, Geneva Williams and stepfather, Bill Williams of Hobbs, N.M.; three sisters, Freda Mathews of Forman, Ark., and Bonnie Jones and Edwina Henslee of Hobbs; seven grandchildren, Jeffrey and Amanda Creel, LaNee and Angel Prado and Sue-J, Jacob and James Smith, all of Longview.
Mr. Smith was a graduate of Hobbs High School. Fenis was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a member of the Jefferson Street Church of Christ in Hobbs for many years until he moved to White Oak in Oct. 2000 and became a member of the White Oak Church of Christ. He was always willing to open his door for anyone in need.
He was preceded in death by his father, Eldridge Smith of Forman, Ark., and grandparents, Pete and Bula Wright of Arkinda, Ark.
Funeral services will be held at Noon Saturday in the Chapel of the Rader Funeral Home, 1617 Judson Road, with Dennis Abernathy and Dale Stone officiating. Interment will follow in the New White Oak Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 6-8 p.m.

Ralph Edward Barron
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, in South Park Cemetery with Pastor Jon Ogle of Gateway Church International officiating, with military rites conducted by the Roswell Honor Guard for Ralph Edward Barron, 52, of Roswell who passed away Saturday morning, June 16, 2001.
Ralph was born in Picher, Okla., Nov. 5, 1948, to Henry and Edna Barron. He and his family moved to Roswell when he was a child and he had lived here ever since. He married Elva Martinez Dec. 21, 1968, in Fort Hood, Texas.
He served his country for 12 years in the U.S. Army with the rank of specialist fifth class (E5). Included in his tours of duty were service in Vietnam from February of 1969 to February of 1970. Ralph received the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, two Overseas Service Bars and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Medal during his years of service.
He was a member of the Auxiliary Police Force for several years, loved photography and being with his family. Ralph was a food service administrator for the Chaves County Detention Center at the time of his death.
Ralph is survived by his wife, Elva; one daughter, Tina Marie Baiza and her husband, Jeff, of Roswell; one son, Michael Steven Barron of Lake Ellsinore, Calif.; his mother, Edna Dieterich of Roswell; two brothers, Jim Barron and his wife, Nancy, of Long Island, N.Y., and Joe Barron and his wife, Cecilia, of Nipomo, Calif.; three sisters, Judy Maynard and her husband, Allen Lambert, of Roswell, Pat and her husband, Curtis Thomas, of Roswell and Jeanette Ragsdale of Roswell; two brothers-in-law, Manuel Martinez and his wife, Abby, of Poteet, Texas, and Margarito Martinez Jr. and his wife, Patty, of Pleaston, Texas; one sister-in-law, Joann Contreras and her husband, Edward, of Alamo, Texas; and numerous aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Barron; maternal grandparents, Ralph and Anna Anderson; and paternal grandmother, Sara Michaels Barron.
Pallbearers will be Manuel Martinez, Margarito Martinez Jr., Jim Barron, Tony Delay, Joe Barron and Donald Ragsdale.
Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

Lorado Belle Tice Adams
Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, June 21, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Lorado Belle Tice Adams, 92, of Roswell who passed away June 17, 2001, at her home. The Rev. Troy Berg of River of Life Church will conduct the service. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Lorado was born March 4, 1909, in Hollis, Harmon County, Okla., to Thomas Randolph and Ninnia Sherrod Williams Tice. She came to New Mexico by covered wagon in 1918. Both parents preceded her in death as well as six brothers; six sisters; one son, John H. Adams Jr.; and one great-great-granddaughter.
She married John Henry Adams in 1924. She later married Mike G. Adams Jan. 1, 1933, in Chandler, Ariz. Both husbands preceded her in death.
Survivors include one daughter, Annabelle Adams Greathouse; 10 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Also surviving is a brother, Clifford Ray Tice, an ex-state Senator, whom she was extremely proud and supportive of; also numerous nieces and nephews.
She was involved in many activities during her 92 years. She had worked in a grocery store, a chick hatchery, farmed at Lake Arthur, worked at Harlans Bakery, St. Mary’s Hospital, Aunt Kate’s Cafe and Rooming House and Hotel. She had done alterations, worked for Fabry’s Dress Shop and also sold cosmetics.
She had joined the Salvation Army in 1970. She enjoyed doing handy work, quilting, recycling, tatting, crochet, soft sculpture and enjoyed traveling. She spent many years caring for family members and those less fortunate, and was responsible for the arrangement of two huge family reunions.
She did so much with so little for so long, and could do anything with nothing. She was a joyful and loving woman with a warm smile and open arms for all her loved ones, both family and friends. She lived a full life, taking it “one day at a time.” She left behind many precious memories with her loved ones.
“If you send forth their spirit, they are created: If you take away their spirit, they expire.”
Pallbearers will be Lee Greathouse, Steve Nickols, Aaron Alberts, David Randall, Joel Voight and Ray Sinclair.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Ray Tice, Mel Greathouse, Tim Adams, Harry Price, Ronald Price and Dick Voight.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Inez Johannah Yeo
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, June 22, at Bethel Baptist Church for Inez Johannah Yeo, 82, of Roswell who passed away June 20, 2001, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. The Rev. Butch Neal of Bethel Baptist Church will conduct the service. Special music will be provided by Drucilla and Jerry Luck. Interment will be at Burton Cemetery in Yellow Medicine County, Minn.
Inez was born Aug. 22, 1918, in Tracy, Minn., to Owen and Mabel Carey Stanton. Both parents preceded her in death.
She married Robert Yeo April 27, 1941, in Minneapolis. He survives her at the family home.
Survivors include three sons, Robert Yeo of Independence, Mo., James Yeo of the Philippines and John Yeo of Marion, Ill.; two daughters, Peggy Cosentino of Jacksonville, Fla., and Susan Smith of Roswell.
She is also survived by a sister, Marion Erdmann of St. Cloud, Minn.; 12 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Yeo had been a Roswell resident since 1952 and was a homemaker. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.
She graduated from Tracy High School in 1936, in Tracy and graduated from Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minn., in 1939.
She owned and operated the Happy Day Nursery for several years in Roswell.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Betty J. Coats
A graveside service is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, June 23, at South Park Cemetery for Betty J. Coats, 77, of Dexter who passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. The Rev. Jack Ferguson of First Baptist Church in Dexter will officiate.
Betty was born Jan. 17, 1924, in Dexter to Lee Clemens and Orelia Caffall. Both parents, as well as one brother and two sisters, preceded her in death.
July 24, 1941, Betty married J. W. Coats in Dexter. He survives her at the family home.
Betty was a loving homemaker, wife and mother and a lifelong resident of Dexter. She was a member of First Baptists Church in Dexter and she enjoyed playing cards and collecting antiques.
She is survived by her husband, J. W. Coats; a son, Vic Coats and his wife, Sharon, of Dexter; a daughter, Judy Pilley and her husband, Jim, of Hagerman; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions can be made in Betty’s name to one’s favorite charity.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ballard Funeral Home.

Florence Plaut
Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. today, June 25, at South Park Cemetery for Florence Plaut, 85, of Roswell who passed away Thursday, June 21, 2001, at her residence. Richard Sidd of Congregation B’nai Israel, will officiate.
Florence was born Feb. 6, 1916, in Boston to Isaac and Fannie Goldman, who had immigrated to this country from Lithuania. She grew up in a large but close family of eight brothers and sisters who reared their younger siblings, supported each other during the hardships of the depression, and saw one another through the second World War.
After the war, Florence married, moved to New York, raised a son, worked as a school secretary and lived in Switzerland for a time. She married Irving Plaut Jan. 10, 1968, in Tarrytown, N.Y., and retired to Roswell in 1973. They were avid travelers, camping in national parks, and cruising in Alaska and Hawaii.
She enjoyed square dancing, bridge, and gardening. She and Irving were members of the Congregation B’nai Israel.
She is survived by her husband of 33 years; son, Jon Sanborn; sisters, Mini Ponnech and Anne Chapman; brothers, Joshua and David Goldman; Irving’s sons, Michael and William Plaut; daughter, Debbie; and loving family friends Brent and Barbara Davids.
She is also survived by eight grandchildren.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Van L. French
Services are planned for Van L. French at the First Presbyterian Church in Roswell at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 28. He passed away Monday, June 25, 2001, at his home. The Rev. R. Winston Presnall will conduct the services. Van will lie in state through today, June 27. A special visitation with family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today, June 27, at Ballard Funeral Home.
Van Leo French was born Oct. 29, 1917, in Stoddard County, Mo., to Charles
and Eliza French. He attended Liberty School and graduated from Bloomfield High School. Van worked in Detroit in the automobile factories until he was drafted in 1941. He served in World War II in the Bismark Archipelago, the Southern Philippines and New Guinea.
As a veteran of World War II he attended the University of Missouri and graduated in 1949 with a bachelor’s degree. While at the University he married Virginia V. Britton. They moved to Roswell in 1949 where they spent their careers as teachers in the Roswell school system. Van received his master’s degree from Eastern New Mexico University. He taught at both Roswell High and Goddard High for a total of 30 years.
Van was honored by the NEA-NM as a member of the Hall of Fame. He helped to develop the social studies curriculum for the Roswell schools and served as social studies department chairperson at Roswell High.
Van and Virginia retired from teaching in 1979 and enjoyed many years of traveling and camping with their friends.
As a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Van served as an elder and as clerk of the session.
Van was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Eliza; brothers, Ray, John and Roy; and his sister, Ruby Downen.
He is survived by Virginia V. French, his wife of 53 years; his son, Glen Alan French and his daughter-in-law, Karol, and her children, Kathy Sonnamaker and Lisa Walker of Marble Falls, Texas; his daughter, Mary French Neff and his son-in-law, Rickey of Odessa; his brother, Carl French and his sister-in-Iaw, Virginia of Saint Louis; sister-in law, Pearl French of Highland, Mich.; sister-in-law, Sylvia French of Bloomfield, Mo.; brother-in-law, J. Downen of Bloomfield; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Maxwell, Roger Luginbill, Bill Berckes, Murray Parham, Judge Paul Snead and Terry Aiello.
Memorial gifts may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Roswell.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ballard Funeral Home.

Howard Alfred Simpson
Family memorial services will be held at a later date for Howard Alfred Simpson, 90, of Roswell who passed away Sunday, June 24, 2001, at Kings Daughters Nursing Home in Durant, Okla.
Mr. Simpson was born Dec. 8, 1910, in Porter, Minn., to the late Morton and Martha Stein Simpson. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II. He married Carmen Rice Dec. 4, 1957, in Oregon, where he lived most of his life. He was a Baptist who worked as a longshoreman with Pacific Maritime Association in Coos Bay, Ore., for 26 years before retiring and moving to Roswell, where his family lived for 30 years before moving to Durant, Okla., last year.
Survivors include his wife, Carmen Simpson of Durant; one son, Donald D. Simpson of Sunlakes, Ariz.; three daughters, Willadean Bush of Durant, Shirley Hubert of Oklahoma City and Carmen Dott Burton of Davis, Calif.; three brothers, Robert Simpson of Illinois, Donald Simpson of Rapid City, S.D., and John Simpson of Oregon; one sister, Lorraine Foss of Roswell; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are under the direction of Cunningham’s Caddo Funeral Home, Caddo, Okla.

Jimmy D. Hargrove
Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, June 28, at The Church on The Move for Jimmy D. Hargrove, 58, of Portales who passed away Monday, June 25, 2001, at a local hospital. Pastor Steve Smothermon of The Church on the Move will officiate. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded by the Honor Guard from Cannon Air Force Base.
Jimmy was born March 5,1943 in Pilot Point, Texas, to Joe Bailey and Bessie Morgan Hargrove. He married Judith Ren Ervin May 15, 1993, in Hawkins, Texas. She survives him at the family home in Portales.
Other survivors include five sons, Teddy Shane Dennis and Brandi of Roswell, Stanley and Natalie Jordan, Michael and Seth of Hobbs, Galen Hargrove and Dakota of Roswell, Jimmy Douglas Hargrove and Dallas of Roswell and Jeff Hargrove and Callie, Sierra and Ryan of Roswell; three step-sons, Steve Ervin of Clovis, Larry and Melissa Ervin and Leighton and Liam of Las Cruces and Russell Ervin of Las Vegas; one step-daughter, Lisa and Wade Kent, Shanna, Weston and Annalee; three sisters, Betty and Marvin Pair of Lindale, Texas, Mildred Levacy of Portales and Donna Billington of Roswell; three brothers, Jacob Lee Hargrove of Roswell, Dennis Earl and Jan Hargrove of Roswell and Bill and Elva Newcomer of Albuquerque; numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly; a dear friend, Manny Vidal; and all his church families at Church on the Move and Word of Life Church in Portales.
He was preceded in death by both parents; one brother, Allen; and one sister, Fran Sexton.
Jimmy moved to Roswell with his family when he was five years old. He entered the service in 1967 when he was 17, and he proudly served his country for 23 years in Germany, Japan and two tours of duty in Vietnam where he received two purple hearts. He loved the years he spent in the military. In 1990, he retired from the service and returned to Roswell where he made his home until June of 2000 and then moved to Portales.
Jimmy accepted Christ as his savior as a young man, but it was not until 1997 when he started serving God in a close personnel relationship. He joined the Church on the Move at that time and being eager to serve his God anyway he could he worked as an usher and a deacon.
Because of an injury he received in Vietnam, Jimmy suffered for years with severe chronic back pain and had undergone three back surgeries and was scheduled for another.
Jimmy had a kind, loving heart and was loved in return by all who knew him well. He will be sadly missed.
Pallbearers will be James Howell, Brian Martin, Wade Kent, Terry McCraw, Roger Hargrove, Clyde Hargrove, Ricky Hargrove and Drew Hargrove.
Honorary Pallbearers will be all the ushers and deacons of Church on the Move.
Following the service a lunch will be served at 910 W. Brasher, Church on the Move, at their 180 building for all friends and family.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Elias Espinosa
Private graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today, June 28, at South Park Cemetery for Elias Espinosa, 75, of Roswell who passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2001, at his home. Family members will officiate. 
He was born Aug. 7, 1925, in Roswell to Candelario and Carlota Jiminez Espinosa. July 19, 1945, he married Erminia Melendez in Roswell. She survives him at the family home. 
Other survivors include three sons, Ramon Melendez and his wife, Margie, Elias Espinosa Jr. and his wife, Elisa, and Edward Espinosa and his wife, Linda, all of Roswell; two daughters, Yolanda Jones and her husband, John, and Connie Perez and her husband, Gene, also of Roswell; two brothers, Benjamin Espinosa of San Diego and Innocente Espinosa of Albuquerque; 1 aunt, Jessie Martinez of Roswell; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. 
Elias had been a Roswell resident all his life, of the Baptist faith and was a salesman for Southwest Distributing Co. 
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel. 

Joseph Frank Carithers
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Tucson, Ariz., for Joseph Frank Carithers of Roswell who passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at his home. 
A member of the “Greatest Generation,” he was exceedingly proud of his service in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was an accomplished horseman and a member of the last of the Horse Calvary units trained at Fort Riley, Kan. 
He was born May 29, 1926, in Memphis, Tenn., to Joseph and Doris McCullan Carithers. He and his wife, Hildegard, were married Jan. 28, 1948. 
Mr. Carithers was a gifted artist, writer, and photographer. His articles have been published in numerous magazines such as Western Horseman and he revised the administrative standards handbooks for the National Park Service. 
Mr. Carithers was a dedicated conservationist in the truest sense. He loved his work and believed in the conservation of our resources and heritage for generations to come. His legacy includes: one of the founders of the Arizona State Parks System; establishment of the western section to Saguaro National Monument; special assistance in the early planning and development of the world famed Arizona Sonora Desert Museum; superintendent of Tucson Mountain Park; western field representative for the National Parks Association in Carmel, Calif.; special assistant to Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall (during the Kennedy Administration); park planner for the NPS, Washington D. C.; assistant superintendent of Canyonlands National Park; and superintendent of Big Bend National Park in Texas. 
Mr. Carithers leaves behind his wife, Hildy; a son, Douglas Carithers and his wife, Jan, of Cottonwood, Ariz.; a daughter, Lynda A. Sanchez, and her husband, James, of Lincoln; two granddaughters, Katherine Sanchez of Las Cruces and Alyson Jacobsen of Richfield, Utah; a great-grandson, Caleb Jacobsen of Richfield; a sister, Rebecca Ferguson of Tucson; and a brother, William Detor of Showlow, Ariz. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to a favorite conservation organization, museum or historical society. 
Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory. 

Antonia Gomez
Rosary has been scheduled for 7 p.m. today at St. John Catholic Church for Antonia Gomez, 81, who passed away June 25, 2001, at a local nursing home. Mass of the Resurrection will be recited at 10 a.m. Friday, June 29, also at St. John Catholic Church. The Rev. Juan Montoya, O.F.M., will officiate. Burial will follow at the South Park Cemetery.
Ms. Gomez was born Oct. 20, 1920, in Inde, Durango, Mexico, to Doroteo Gomez and Juanita Pulido Gomez. She and Jose Martinez were married in 1935 in Inde, Durango, Mexico. Her parents and her husband preceded her in death.
Before moving to Roswell 20 years ago, she lived in Chihuaha, Mexico. She served her Lord in St. John Catholic Church and was greatly loved by her family and friends.
She is survived by her five sons, Ignacio Martinez, Manuel Martinez, Ilario Martinez, Alfredo Gomez and Felipe Avitia; three daughters, Paula Avitia, Teresa Carlos and Maria Luisa Gomez; one sister, Consuelo Gomez; 37 grandchildren; 81 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Ignacio Martinez, Manuel Martinez, Ilario Martinez, Alred Gomez and Felipe Avitra.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Ballard Funeral Home.

Elicio M. Martinez
A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at Ballard Funeral Chapel for Elicio M. Martinez, 81, who passed away Sunday, June 24, 2001, in Salinas, Calif.
A mass is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, June 30, at St. John Catholic church. The Rev. Juan Montoya, O.F.M., will officiate. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery. A military graveside service will be performed by the Roswell Veteran’s Honor Guard.
Feb. 10, 1920, Elicio was born in Tinnie to Benito and Guadalupe Montoya Martinez.
Elicio was married to Daria Martinez, who preceded him in death in 1991. 
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy who served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He worked as a laborer for Tot Sadler until his retirement. Elicio had moved to California two years ago.
Survivors include his three sons, Tony Martinez of Castroville, Calif., Juan Martinez of Salinas, Calif., and Elicio Martinez Jr. of Roswell; three daughters, Dorothy Losoya of Marfa, Texas, Rosa Florez of Watsonville, Calif., and Gloria Herrera of Salinas, Calif.; one sister, Rachel Sedillo of Roswell; 27 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ballard Funeral Home.

Jared Lee Jordan
Jared Lee Jordan, 86, of Roswell passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2001, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.
Jared was born in Faxon, Okla., Oct. 26, 1914, to Labe and Vada Lee Pirtle Jordan. He and Exer Reeves were married Nov. 2, 1936, in Faxon. They moved to Roswell from Faxon 57 years ago. Jared played semi-pro baseball in his younger years before becoming a farmer and he was a member of the First Assembly of God Church.
Jared leaves behind his wife, Exter; one daughter, Kay Greengrass and her husband, Dale, of Roswell; one grandson, Michael Greengrass and his wife, Janice, of Roswell; four great-grandchildren, Bryce Greengrass of Wichita Falls, Texas, Chance Monnica and Jessica Greengrass of Roswell; and one brother, Tom Jordan and his wife, Lorene, of Roswell.

The greatest gift I ever had 
came from heaven 
I called him DAD 
— Love, Kay

Cremation was under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory. A private memorial service will be held by the family at a later date.

John Dove
A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, July 6, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for John Dove, 85, of Roswell who passed away July 2, 2001, at his home. The Rev. Archie Echols of First United Methodist Church will conduct the service. Military honors will be provided by the Roswell Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will be at South Park Cemetery at a later date. 
John was born Oct. 3, 1915, in Birdsville, Md., to Fennimore Cooper and Edith Bassford Dove. He married Gennie Walker Gallagher March 9, 1978, in Raton. She survives him at the family home. 
Other survivors include two sons, Donald Dove and his wife, Delores, of Pasadena, Md., and Carroll Dove and his wife, Loretta, of Pasadena; two step-sons, Mike Gallagher and his wife, Cathy, of Roswell, and Terry Gallagher of Kosova, Yugoslavia. 
He is also survived by a brother, Harold Dove and his wife, Dorothy, of Ellicott City, Md.; two sisters, Ellen Schultz of Woodbine, Md., and Lola Taylor of Severn, Md.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
John graduated from high school in Millersville, Md., and from the NCO Academy. He was a master sergeant in the U.S. Army and a 1st sergeant in the U.S. Air Force after 20 years. He served in the Pacific Theater. 
He had been a resident of Roswell since 1986, when he moved from Albuquerque. John was of the Methodist Faith. He was a member of the Elks Lodge No. 969, and was a lifetime member of the DAV and a former member of the VFW. 
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.


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