Miscellaneous Chaves County, New Mexico Obituaries - 2001

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Emmett Bernard Johnston
Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at the First United Methodist Church at Third Street and Pennsylvania Ave. in Roswell for Emmett Bernard Johnston. Officiating will be the Rev. Michael Brunk of the church, Dr. Andy Jamison and Elton Dilbeck. Burial will follow the service at South Park Cemetery.
Bernard Johnston, 92, passed into God’s glory Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at Loretta’s Shelter Care following a courageous 11-year battle with cancer. His family of three has continuously fought cancer in one of its members for the past 24 years.
Bernard was born in Ravanna, Finney County, Kan., April 13, 1908, to Emmett Barnett Johnston and Bertie Mae Laughon Johnston. 
From age two months to 15 years, Bernard’s family lived in Fortuna and Holden, Mo. Bernard, along with his parents and two sisters, moved to Roswell in June 1923. 
He graduated from Roswell High School with the class of 1925. He went to work at the Roswell Building and Loan (now Pioneer Savings Bank) and at Lowery Auto Company, while continuing to help his parents with the family farm. 
He attended Draughon’s Business College in San Antonio. At the age of 18 in 1926, Bernard began his long public accounting career with the firm of Harrison and Bassett, which had bought the Roswell practice of Ralph A. Shugart, the first practicing public accountant in southeastern New Mexico, when Mr. Shugart moved his business to Artesia. In 1927, Bernard became the sole partner of J. Walden Bassett, establishing the firm of Bassett and Johnston.
Bernard’s name was part of the firm’s name until 1970, when the firm of Johnston, Wilson, and England merged with the national accounting firm of Fox and Company. Bernard’s firm built and moved into the building at 600 N. Richardson Ave., in 1956 and remained at that location until 1985, when Bernard retired from public practice at the age of 77. 
He continued accounting work for trusts and his extended family through December 2000, at the age of 92.
Through the 1930s and 1940s, Bernard not only was a full-time partner in his own firm in Roswell, but also worked with Ralph Shugart in his Artesia office. Those were very busy years with much commuting between Roswell and Artesia. Certainly not knowing her future role in his life, Bernard first met his future wife in 1926, when he was 18 and she was 3! She was the daughter of Ralph and Rena Shugart. 
Bernard was an active member of the Lion’s Club in Artesia and Roswell for many years, being a charter member of the Downtown Lions Club of Artesia. He volunteered to leave his accounting practice to serve in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He was a member of the Charles DeBremond Post No. 28 of the American Legion and was a great supporter of many other community organizations.
April 10, 1948, Bernard married Jane Shugart in her parents’ home in Artesia, after she returned there from serving as a missionary teacher to the Navajo Indians in Ganado, Ariz. 
They lived in Roswell their entire married life and in 1951, their only child, Mary Ellen, was born; she survives both her parents at the family home. Jane passed away Jan. 25, 1990, following a 13-year battle with cancer.
Bernard was a Christian and a Methodist, having been a member of the First United Methodist Church in Roswell since 1923. Over the years, he served that church as treasurer, administrative board member and financial secretary, Sunday school teacher, and choir member. 
He played an instrumental role in the building of both Aldersgate United Methodist Church and El Divino Pastor United Methodist Church in Roswell. He was a life member of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International. 
He was a board member of the Roswell Girls’ Club for several years. He served his family, clients and community in ways many would describe as “beyond the call of duty.” Bernard traveled extensively with his wife and daughter; he visited 16 foreign countries and 45 states including Alaska and Hawaii. He loved history and genealogy — hunting family “roots” literally all over the country. He also enjoyed spending as much time as possible at the family retreat in Ruidoso.
In addition to his wife, Bernard was preceded in death by his parents and his older sister, Roberta J. Grusendorf, all of Roswell. 
In addition to his daughter, Bernard is survived by one sister, Edwina J. Manning, of Roswell. 
Other survivors include nephews, Bob Manning and his wife, Dawn, of Henderson, Nev.; Stephen Shugart of Denver; Paul Shugart and his wife, Linda, of Evergreen, Colo.; nieces, Elizabeth Shugart Duncan and her husband, Robert, and Martha Shugart McCannon and her husband, Mike, all of Denver. 
He is also survived by 11 great-nephews and nieces in Colorado and Texas, as well as many loving friends. He will be greatly missed by all because he was truly his best in the roles of loving and devoted son, husband, father, brother, uncle and friend.
Pallbearers will be John Bassett, Jonathan Bodwell, Dr. Barry Cater, Gordon Dickinson, Dr. Bill Greenhaw, Troy Hays, Ervin Marsh and Leslie McPherson. 
Honorary pallbearers include Ben Bassett, Robert N. Bodwell, Robert D. Bodwell, Jeff Bodwell, Robert Borom, Brian Copple, Dr. James Castle, Dr. Fred French, Dr. Jack Graham, Chris Jamison, Cecil Lant, Clayton Meairs, Dr. Tom Ramage, Charles Shannon, Dr. Robert T. Smith, Paul Snead and Dr. Paul Whitwam. 
Those wishing to make contributions in Bernard’s memory may do so to charities of their own choosing. Arrangements are under the direction of Ballard Funeral Home.

Louise Brenan Drobel
Louise Brenan Drobel passed away, Feb. 12, 2001, at Health South in Midland, Texas, after a short illness.
A Rosary will be recited for her at LaGrone Funeral Chapel, 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 16. The Resurrection Mass will be at 9 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 17, at Assumption Catholic Church with the Rev. Bob Getz officiating. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Louise was born August 29, 1921, in Roswell, to former deputy sheriff and Roswell businessman, Fred Brenan, and his wife, Laura. They preceded her in death. She was a 1939 graduate of Roswell High School, and a graduate of the University of Texas Nursing School in Galveston, Texas, and became a registered nurse anesthetist at Johns Hopkins, St. Louis, Mo., in 1944. She went through residency at Scott and White Hospital in Temple in 1945.
While she was in Temple, she met her life’s love, Battalion Sgt. Maj. Robert R. Drobel Sr., a long-time Roswell banker. The couple moved to Roswell, where Louise became the communities first and only nurse anesthetist. She graced the halls and operating room of St. Mary’s Hospital and, later, Eastern New Mexico Medical Center for 42 years, until 1987 when she retired.
Many will remember her presence, her kind hand and reassuring smile. She was loved by many, and never ran out of time for her patients and friends. She was mom to hundreds of New Mexico Military Institute cadets so far from home. Her door was always open.
She was a member of St. Peter’s Parish and the Catholic Daughters, as well as the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists and the Republican Party.
She is survived by her sister, Millie Neuman, of Hanford, Calif.; her son, Robert R. Drobel Jr., of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and her daughter, Laura Marie Drobel McKinzie, of Midland, Texas. 
She is also survived by a grandson, Robert Ryan Drobel of Scottsdale; and granddaughters, Natalie Dawn Drobel of Scottsdale, and Teresa, Laura and Jamie McKinzie of Midland, Texas.
She was a ten-year breast cancer survivor. Please make memorials to the American Cancer Society or the Salvation Army in lieu of flowers.
Pallbearers will be Ryan Drobel, Jerry Hobson, Larry Hobson, Teresa McKinzie, Harold Hobson, Bob Michael and Frank Coggins. 
Honorary Pallbearers will be Melvin Wise, Walter G. Haut, Russell Mann, Lowell Hill, Dr. John Henry and Dr. Ramesh Nayak.

Lloyd Bennett Shields
A wake will be held for Lloyd Bennett Shields, 81, of Roswell, at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory, Saturday, Feb. 17, from 3 to 7 p.m. The family will be receiving family and friends from 3 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. A prayer service will take place at 6:30 p.m. with the Rev. Eric King officiating. 
Mr. Shields passed away Feb. 14, 2001, at Mission Arch Care Center.
Lloyd was born on Feb. 14, 1920, in Chicago, Ill., to Lloyd and Stella Shields. He graduated from the University of Chicago School of Business in 1941. Lloyd and Patricia Gearon were married on Feb. 14, 1948.
Lloyd served his country in World War II in the European theater. He was a captain and pilot in the U. S. Army Air Corp. Capt. Shields flew C-47 aircraft for military and medical mercy missions behind enemy lines. 
As an accounting professional, his career in Chicago included positions with Campbell Soup and W. E. Long. After moving to Roswell in 1984, he served as chief financial officer and a member of the Board of Directors for both Holsum Bakery and KBIM.
Lloyd is survived by his wife Patricia; a daughter, Catherine and her husband, Carl, of Oakland, Calif.; a son, Lloyd, and his wife, Elizabeth, of LaGrange, Ill.; three grandsons, Mark of Madison, Wis.; Jeff of LaGrange, Ill.; and Miguel of Oakland, Calif.; three granddaughters, Colleen of LaGrange, Ill.; Megan and Josie of Oakland, Calif.; a brother, William Shields of Chicago; a niece, Christine Burjy and her husband, Norb, of Lockport, Ill.
His parents, Lloyd and Stella Shields and a brother, Victor, preceded him in death.
The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be given to the Roswell Humane Society and/or the Sisters of Poor Clare.
Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

Katherine Elizabeth Vineyard
A rosary and prayer service is scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 17, at Ballard Chapel for Katherine Elizabeth Vineyard, 88, of Roswell, who passed away Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, at a local nursing home.
Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery. The Rev. Bob Getz of Assumption Catholic Church and Pastor Rick Hale of Grace Community Church will officiate.
Katherine was born on August 5, 1912, in Rowena, Texas, to Theo Mattiesen and Ida Wanoreck. Both parents preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were nine brothers and two sisters.
On Sept. 19, 1942, Katherine married William E. Vineyard in Altus, Okla. He survives her at the family home.
Katherine was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of Assumption Catholic Church. She moved to Roswell nine years ago from Alamogordo.
Survivors include her husband, William E. Vineyard of Roswell; son, Michael R. Vineyard, and his wife, Cheryl, of Artesia; daughter, Mary B. Dunn, and her husband, Melvin, of Midland, Texas; and sister, Magdeline Hoelsher, of San Angelo, Texas; 
She is also survived by 18 grandchildren: Julie Dunn Demonico and her husband, Chris, Pamela Dunn, Michael Dunn and his wife, Katy, Elicia Dunn, Jody Dunn, Susan Dunn Bhushan and her husband, Sumeet, Danielle Dunn, Sam Dunn, John Dunn, Deborah Dunn Letz and her husband, Adrian, Scott Dunn, Kathryn Dunn, Keith Dunn, Shanty Dunn, Clayton Dunn, Michael Douglas Vineyard, Steffanie Vineyard and Amber Vineyard. She also had seven great grandchildren. 

Edna Binns Stephens
Edna Binns Stephens, 87, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, at her home.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Roswell with the Rev. Warren J. Ruland officiating. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery in Roswell. Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 16, from 5 to 7 p.m., at LaGrone Funeral Chapel.
Edna was born Dec. 1, 1913, in Roswell, to Ethan and Bertha Allen. She lived in Roswell for most of her life until moving to Kingwood, Texas, three months ago.
Three husbands precede Mrs. Stephens in death: W. B. (Billy) Binns; Bogie Robinson; and Tom Stephens. She is also preceded by an infant son, Bobby Allen Binns, and a sister, Virginia Hamblin.
Mrs. Stephens is survived by three sons, Robert Binns Sr. and his wife, Ynaith, of Humble, Texas; W. B. Binns Jr. and his wife, Dianna, of Aurora, Colorado; and John Binns and wife, Phyllis, of San Diego, California; seven grandchildren, Kelly Binns Funderburk of Humble, Texas; Mary Ann Capps of Allen, Texas; Robert Binns Jr. of Humble, Texas; Brian Binns of San Diego, California; David Binns, of Aurora, Colorado; Chad Binns of San Diego, California; Mark Binns of Aurora, Colorado; 13 great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be Robert Binns, Jr., David Binns, Mark Binns, Chad Binns, Brian Binns, and Steve Funderburk. 
Honorary Pallbearers will be Arnie Hendrickson, Simpson Newman and Ken Kilness.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.
Pallbearers will be Katherine’s grandchildren and the Valley Vintage Motor Car Club. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ballard Funeral Home.

Doris V. Leatherman
A graveside service is scheduled for 11:30 a m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, for Doris V. Leatherman, 78, of Roswell who passed away Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at a local nursing home.
Doris was born July 11, 1922, in Emporia, Kan. Her parents preceded her in death.
She was married to James R. Leatherman. He preceded her in death in 1990. Also preceding her in death was a son, James E. Leatherman, two brothers and three sisters.
Doris moved to Roswell in 1998, from San Antonio. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist Faith.
Survivors include her son, Charles R. Leatherman and his wife, Faye, of Douglasville, Ga.; daughter, Rose Loftin and her husband, Larry, of Roswell; grandchildren, Amber Leatherman of San Antonio, Connie Walther of Roswell, Bonnie Hixson and Michael Loftin, both of Lubbock, Texas, Carlton Leatherman and Donna Leatherman, both of Douglasville.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ballard Funeral Home in Roswell and Brookhill Funeral Home in San Antonio.

Lowell Wesley Pulley
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Lowell Wesley Pulley, 85, of Roswell who passed away Feb. 15, 2001, at a local nursing home. Dr. Onsy Whicker of Tabernacle Baptist Church and the Rev. Max Perkins of Socorro Baptist Temple will conduct the service. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery with military honors provided by Cannon Air Force Base.
Lowell was born Aug. 26, 1915, in Pioneer, Texas, to John W. And Kittie Bonnell Pulley. His parents preceded him in death as well as a daughter, Janna Miles; an infant son, Don Wesley Pulley; a sister, Sylvia Seay; three half-brothers; and five half-sisters.
He married Bena Bristow Aug. 8, 1938, in Van Horn, Texas. She survives him at the family home in Roswell.
Other survivors include a son, Jerry Lee Pulley and his wife, Elizabeth, of Bastrop, Texas; and a daughter, Darla Ann Perkins and her husband, Max, of Socorro.
He is also survived by a son-in-law, Steve Miles of Costa Mesa, Calif.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Mr. Pulley had been a Roswell resident since 1973, and had been employed as assistant maintenance superintendent for the State of New Mexico for 12 years. He was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church.
During his early life he was a water well driller. He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corps, attaining the rank of Corporal and was an instructor in airplane mechanics. Following the war, Mr. Pulley was a rancher and farmer in Malaga.
Pallbearers will be Wesley Perkins, Chad Perkins, John D’Almeida, Jerry Hitzfeld, Gordon E. Kicks and Tony Dickenson. 
Honorary Pallbearers will be Tom Dickenson, Herbert Schmid, J. Aguilar, Duane Beagles and Dr. Vijay Chechani.
Friends may make memorials to the Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, TX, 79174 or to the Tabernacle Baptist Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Virgie Lee Jennings
Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at West Country Club Church of Christ for Virgie Lee Jennings, 87, of Roswell who passed away Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, at her home. Elton Dilbeck and Doug Austin of the West Country Club Church of Christ will officiate. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Virgie was born June 29, 1913, in Comanche County, Okla., to Ira and Winnie Pirtle Hendricks and was the eldest of eight children. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Howard Hendricks and Jack Hendricks.
January 24, 1931, Virgie married James A. Jennings in Lawton, Okla. He survives her at the family home in Roswell.
Other survivors include three daughters, Maxine Ricketson and her husband, Wayne, of Lubbock, Texas, Winnie Scitern and husband, Charles, of Roswell and Janet Hammonds and her husband, Michael, of Concord, Mass.; three sisters, Nadine Shannon, Maurine Copeland and Hazel Holland, all of Roswell; and two brothers, Earl Hendricks and Charles Hendricks, both of Roswell. 
She is also survived by five granddaughters, Jamie Head of Cedar Hill, Texas, Dana Sparks of Lubbock, Nedra Goodrich of Lubbock, Tonya Collins of Idaho and Mikala Attias of Concord; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Jennings was a homemaker and had been a Roswell resident since 1937. She was a member of the Country Club Church of Christ.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Ricketson, Michael Hammonds, Charles Scitern, Steve Sparks, Robert Goodrich, Robert Head, Zur Attias and Craig Collins.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Antonio M. Lopez
A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Antonio M. Lopez, 62 of Roswell who passed away Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, at his home. The Resurrection Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Fr. Larry Schreiber of St. Peter’s Catholic Church will conduct the services. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Antonio was born Feb. 25, 1938, in Newkirk to Antonio and Juanita Aragon Lopez. They precede him in death as did one brother, Esmael Lopez.
He married Patricia Garcia August 4, 1956, in Tucumcari. She survives him at the family home.
Other survivors include two sons, Patrick Lopez and wife, Vickie, of Roswell, and Daniel Lopez and wife, Louisa ,of Los Angeles; five daughters, Grace Ann Lopez Smith, Marie A.G. Farmer and husband, Ray, Janie Lovato and husband, Richard, Christine Lopez and Carla J. Garcia and husband, Henry, all of Roswell; five brothers, Paul Perkins, Robert Lopez, Larry Lopez and Steve Lopez, all of Roswell, and Arthur Lopez of Alamogordo; three sisters, Delia Atencio and Eslinda Valverde, both of Roswell, and Carmel Jimenez of Hale Center, Texas; 14 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Antonio had been a Roswell resident since 1966, and was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church. He was employed by a contractor as a house painter and was a member of the Third Degree Knights of Columbus and also St. Peter’s Catholic Church for approximately one year. 
Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Richard J. Lovato, Robert Lovato, Steven Farmer, Joey Lopez, Emmanuel Smith and Antonio Gallegos.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ray Farmer, Richard Lovato, Henry Garcia and Melvin Amicone.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Iris Gulley Prestige
Graveside services are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at South Park Cemetery for Iris Gulley Prestige, 88, who passed away Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. The Rev. Wayne Griffin of Calvary Baptist Church will conduct the services.
Iris was born Sept. 26, 1912 in Arkansas,Texas.
She married Dorsey Prestidge in 1956 in Roswell. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include a daughter, Cindy Kay Cole of Roswell; a sister, Claudia Sweat of Amarillo, Texas; a brother, Wayne Gulley of Fort Worth, Texas; grandchildren; Jim Bartlett and wife, Maria, of Roswell, Debra Smith of Amarillo, Cheryl Powers and husband, Wayne, and Peggy Lopez and husband, Chuey, of Roswell; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Iris had been a Roswell resident since 1956, and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was a waitress at the Red Barn.
We will all miss her. The family resides at 31 Cedar Drive, Roswell.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Lena Fay Brown
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Roswell Baptist Temple for Lena Fay Brown, 86, of Roswell who passed away Feb. 16, 2001, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. Pastor Bill Whitehead of Roswell Baptist Temple will conduct the service assisted by Dr. Onsy Whicker of Tabernacle Baptist Church. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Lena was born March 21, 1914, in Arah, Texas, to William W. and Mary Louisa Betty Seabourn.
Her parents preceded her in death, as well as three sisters and one brother.
She married Frank Brown Oct. 20, 1942, in Big Springs, Texas. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include one son, Barry L. Brown of Roswell; one brother, H.P. Seabourn of Phoenix; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ms. Brown moved to Roswell in 1986, and was a member of the Roswell Baptist Temple.
She worked as a beautician for 20 years with D. L. Lightfoot in Sweetwater, Texas, and retired after 20 years of employment.
Honorary pallbearers will be Chipper Alexander, Harold Lightfoot Jr., Brig Tuttle, Dallas Tuttle, Steve Tuttle and John Williams.
Memorials may be made to the Roswell Baptist Temple Missions Ministry.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Weslie Fabian Apodaka
A rosary is scheduled for 7 p.m., Today, Feb. 21, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church for Weslie Fabian Apodaka, 18, of Roswell who passed away Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001.
A mass is scheduled for 9 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 22, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Fr. Juan Montoya O.F.M. will officiate. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Weslie was born Feb. 18, 1983, in Roswell to Edel Octavio Apodaca and Norma Edelmira Torres.
Survivors include his father, Edel Apodaka of Roswell; mother, Norma Sedillo and step-father, Andy Sedillo, of Roswell; brother, Joel Apodaka; sisters, Marias Sedillo and Andrea Sedillo, all of Roswell; grandparents, Ignacio Torres of Juarez, Mexico, and Candelario and Aurora Apodaka of Chihuahua, Mexico.
Weslie was preceded in death by his grandmother, Maria Torres.
Pallbearers will be Ray Velasco, Matt Velasco, Joe Chavez, Sammy Guerrero, Chris Dominquez, Ivan Barrios, Ryan Roberts and Joel Apodaka.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ballard Funeral Home.

James Edward Guy
Friends may pay their respects to James Edward Guy, age 43, of Roswell who passed away Feb. 19, 2001, at his home, from 10 a.m. to noon today, Feb. 21, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel. Funeral services and interment will be held in Trenton, Tenn.
James was born Aug. 27, 1957, in Chicago to Raymond Wade and Mary Evelyn Rushing Guy. His father preceded him in death. His mother survives him in Trenton.
Other survivors include a brother, Richard Guy of Las Cruces; and a sister, Joy Evelyn Guy of Trenton.
James had been a Roswell resident for 11 months. He had served his country for 12 years in the U.S. Navy. He was a maintenance manager.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Mike Maurice Gonzales
A memorial services is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Iglesia de Dios Church for Mike Maurice Gonzales, 64, of Roswell who passed away Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001 at his home. Pastor Catarino Cedillo will officiate.
Mike was born Feb. 26, 1936, in Bakersfield, Calif., to Maurice Gonzales and Adela Gonzales. Both parents preceded him in death as well as three brothers, Raymond, Charlie and Alex.
March 14, 1959, Mike married Delia Pacheco in Roswell. She survives him at the family home.
Mike served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Boston CAG-l ship from 1954- 1957. 
He began training as an electrician at St. Mary’s Hospital for five years beginning in 1968. He then worked at eastern new Mexico University-Roswell and later transferred to New Mexico Military Institute where he retired June 30, 1997. 
He received the Man of the Year award in 1975, and at the time of his retirement received the Cross Savers Award for 20 years of service. 
He was a member of Iglesia de Dios Church.
Survivors include his wife Delia Gonzales of Roswell; sons, Michael Gonzales and his wife Alicia, Leroy Gonzales, Daniel Gonzales and his wife, Cyndy, all of Roswell; daughters, Shirley Olivas and her husband, Javier, and Jan Gonzales, all of Roswell; brothers, Ernest Gonzales of Las Vegas, Dave Gonzales and Paul Gonzales, both of Roswell, Tony Gonzales of San Antonio, Gilbert Gonzales and Richard Gonzales, both of Roswell; and sister, Rachel Zamora of Roswell. 
He is also survived by eight grandchildren, Alexis, Jeremy, L.J., Chris Gerard, Eric Luke and Charlotte.
Mike’s family would like to thank friends and co- workers for all the wonderful years they shared with him.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ballard Funeral Home.

Andrew Jackson Bargar
A graveside service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at South Park Cemetery for Andrew Jackson Bargar,72, of Roswell who passed away Feb. 17, 2001, at his home. The Rev. Richard Smith will officiate.
Andrew was born Aug. 25, 1928, in Arkansas to Joseph M. Bargar and Hazel Ernestine Jones Bargar. Both parents preceded him in death as well as his wife, three brothers and one sister. 
Andrew was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He moved to Roswell 60 years ago from Dover, Arkansas. He was a retired truck driver, a member of the teamsters union and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his long time friend and companion, Patricia J. Jones of Roswell.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ballard Funeral Home.

Oma Mae Farar ‘Bullard’ Nokes
A funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 24, at Ballard Chapel for Oma Mae Farar “Bullard” Nokes, 92, of Roswell, who passed away Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, at a local nursing home. Dr. Onsy Whicker of Tabernacle Baptist Church will officiate.
Mae was born April 8, 1908, to Mary Elizabeth Cook Farar and Thomas Nelson Farar in Checotah, Okla. Mae was married to Byrd Bullard Nov. 9, 1928, at Checotah, Okla. Byrd passed away in Roswell on July 29, 1957. 
Mae married Grant Nokes in Roswell on June 11, 1964. He passed away on April 26, 1968.
Mae and Byrd Bullard lived in Oklahoma until 1948 when they moved the family of five daughters and one son to Roswell, where she has lived continuously. 
Her children are: Joy Lee Roberts and her husband, Gene, of Hooks, Texas; Joyce Parks of Palo Cedro, Calif.; Ernest Bullard and his wife, Louise, of Chico Calif.; and Mary Helton, Clara Hinkle and her husband, Charles, and Onie Hicks and her husband, Bill, all of Roswell. 
Mae had 18 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and eight great, great grandchildren.
Mae was a homemaker for most of her life. She had worked at Furr’s Cafeteria at one time. She always loved to cook, sew and enjoyed her family. Mae was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church for may years but later joined Tabernacle Baptist Church.
Mae was a recent resident of Mission Arch Care Center and was very well known for her bingo and domino playing and the little red hat she always wore. She frequently said “there sure are some very sweet people here”, which she considered to be her extended family.
The family gratefully appreciates all the love and care she received from the staff and the residents a Mission Arch Care Center.
Pallbearers will be Richard Morgan, Jacob Clements, Nathaniel Clements, Paul Huddleston, Don Walker, Tracy Helton Mike Beddo, and Mark Brown.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ballard Funeral Home.

Eugene E. ‘Gene’ Hubbard
Services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 24, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel, for Eugene E. “Gene” Hubbard, 69, of Selma, Ala., who passed away Feb. 21, 2001, in Selma. The Rev. Ray Wells of Albuquerque will conduct the service. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Gene was born May 19, 1931 in Kirkland, Texas, to Max S. And Betty Bell Scates Hubbard. Both parents preceded him in death, as well as three brothers, Havard, Roland and Nolen Hubbard and three sisters, Aileen Brown, Christine Hubbard and Louise Hyatt.
He married Martha A. Pharis, in Roswell, on Nov. 10, 1960. She survives him at the family home in Selma.
Other survivors include: two sons, Gene Hubbard and his wife Sydney, of Roswell and Billy Hubbard of Selma; and three daughters, Cathy Smith, and her husband Clifton of Bosque Farms, Janice Carswell and her husband Bruce and Julie Hubbard both of Selma.
He is also survived by two brothers, Jim Hubbard and D. Hubbard, both of Roswell; seven sisters, Flora Daniel, Norma Lou Pharis, Carolyn Parkhill and Shirley Calkins, all of Roswell, Joyce Cunningham and Wilma Dean Crosby both of Oklahoma, and Arlene King of Texas. Also
surviving Mr. Hubbard are 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Mr. Hubbard had been in construction as a carpenter for many years.
Pallbearers will be Wesley Smith, Justin Smith, Patrick Carswell, Bruce A. Carswell, Michael Cowan, Paul Pharis, Ed Pharis, James Pharis.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Luz Rios
A rosary is scheduled for 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 23, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church for Luz Rios, 79, of Marianna, Florida, who passed away Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, at Jackson, Hospital in Florida.
A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Fr. Juan Montoya O.F.M. will officiate.
Luz was born in Corona on Jan. 5, 1922, to Cruz Rio and Maria Paz. Both parents preceded her in death. 
Luz was a homemaker and loving mother.
Survivors include her son, Alberto Rios and his wife, Brenda of Marianna, Fla.; granddaughter, Maria Rios of Madisonville Ky.; and great grandchildren, Anthony Rios of Marianna, Fla., and Carmen Rio of Madisonville, Ky.
Family will be receiving friends Friday following the service at 2908 W. 23rd St., at the home of Cruz Madrid.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ballard Funeral Home.

Marlene Joan Long
A funeral service is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, at Ballard Funeral Chapel for Marlene Joan Long, 66, of Roswell who passed away Feb. 22, 2001, in Lubbock, Texas. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery. Jason Kraft, Youth Pastor of First Baptist Church will officiate.
Marlene was born Nov. 3, 1934, in Butler, Pa., to Theodore R. Hillwig and Mary Marie McElravy Hillwig.
Aug. 26, 1950, Marlene married Thomas Leroy Long in Chicora, Pa. Thomas preceded her in death in 1990. She was also preceded in death by both parents and one son, Barry Long.
Marlene moved to Roswell in 1983 from Hereford, Texas. She was a homemaker who enjoyed playing bridge and was a member of the Duplicate Bridge Club. Marlene held a life master classification in bridge. She was a member of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her son, Gary Long of Lubbock; daughters, Sheree Rampley and her husband Doug, Kelly Dewbre and her husband, Dennis and Lori Lon Ward, all of’ Hereford; brothers, Ronald Hillwig of Florida and James Hillwig of Hereford; sister, Judy Greenblot of Massachusetts; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Richard Dupriest, Tommy Hickman, Michael Sterling, Fred Sigur, Ray Lucero and Jimmy Craig.
Honorary pallbearers will be Pat Drumm and Manuel Solis.
Family will receive friends following the service at 2100 W. Mescalero Road.
Memorial contributions can be made in Mrs. Long’s name to the Roswell Adult Center at 807 N. Missouri Ave., or the Roswell Elks Club at 200 N. Richardson Ave.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ballard Funeral Home.

Mary E. Carabajal
A rosary has been scheduled at the Ballard Funeral Chapel for 7 p.m. today, Feb. 26, for Mary E. Carabajal, 64, who passed away Feb. 24, 2001, at her residence.
The Funeral Mass will also be at the Ballard Funeral Chapel at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27. Fr. Juan Montoya of St. John’s Catholic Church will officiate. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Carabajal was born June 8, 1937, in Roswell to Vincent Dominguez and Concha Munoz Gonzales Dominguez. 
June 8, 1995, she and Baldimar C. Carabajal were married in Roswell. He survives her in the home.
She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church and was happiest when providing a warm and loving home for her family.
Other survivors include sons, Phillip Gonzales, Johnny Gonzales and Danny Carabajal; and daughter Connie Juarez, all of Roswell; brother, Manual Dominguez; and sister, Frances Jones, both of Carlyle, Ill.; sister, Rose Gonzales of Roswell; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Her parents and her son, Joe Bustemante, preceded Mrs. Carabajal in death.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Martinez, Danny Juarez, Gary Thomas, Diego Juan Montoya, Mario Jr. Sanchez, Phillip Avitia, Billie Carabajal and Phillip J. Gonzales. 

Frank Josef. Kaufman
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel, for Frank J. Kaufman, 84, of Roswell who passed away Feb. 24, 2001, at his home. The Rev. Steve Chappell of the First United Methodist Church will conduct the service. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery with Masonic graveside rites provided by the Roswell Low Twelve Club. All Master Masons please assemble at the chapel at 1:30 p.m.
Frank was born March 1, 1916, in New York City to Vincent and Mary Colluro Kaufman. They preceded him in death as did a son, L.E. Kaufman and a daughter, Gloria Havdahl.
He married Juanita Ricketson March 4, 1944, in Roswell. She survives him at the family home.
Other survivors include his grandchildren, Ben Havdahl of Dayton, Ohio, Rick Kaufman of Mound Ridge, Kan., Russ Kaufman and Rob Kaufman of Dallas, Rod Kaufman of Kansas City, Kan., and Anita Bradford of Denver. 
He is also survived by eight great-grandchildren.
Frank had been a Roswell resident since 1942, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was a 50-year member of Roswell Lodge No. 18 A.F. and A.M., York Rite Bodies, Ballut Abyad Shrine Temple and the Roswell Shrine Club. 
He served his country in the U.S. Air Force and was employed by the U.S. Air Force as an administrative officer for 21 years. He had also been the executive director of the Roswell Chamber of Commerce for 14 years, and a consultant to the Artesia, and Longmont, Colo., Chambers of Commerce. 
Pallbearers will be Mr. Kaufman’s grandsons.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 719, Roswell, NM 88201-0719.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Helen H. Robinson
Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Helen H. Robinson,100, of Altoona, Wis., who passed away Feb. 24, 2001, at her residence.
A complete announcement will be made when arrangements are finalized.

Guadalupe Salinas
A rosary is scheduled for 7 p.m. today, Feb. 25, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church for Guadalupe Salinas, 73, of Roswell who passed away Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, at his home.
A mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 26, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Fr. Juan Montoya O.F. M. will officiate. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Guadalupe was born Dec. 12, 1927, in San Antonio, Chihuahua, Mexico, to Juan Salinas and Manuela Acosta-Salinas. Both parents preceeded him in death, as well as one son, Freddy Salinas, and one daughter, Martha Oliva Salinas.
March 1, 1958, Guadalupe married Maria Luisa Escobedo. She survives him at the family home.
Guadalupe has been a resident of Roswell for 31 years. He moved to Roswell from Hagerman. Guadalupe was a farm worker before his retirement. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Maria Luisa Salinas, of Roswell; his sons, Joe L. Salinas and his wife, Annie and Harvey Salinas and his wife, Ester, all of Roswell; daughters, Lupe Robles and her husband, Manuel, and Susie Hahn and her husband, Jay, all of Roswell; sisters, Sororro Salinas and Maria Medrano, both of Juarez, Chihuahua; 21 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Albert Hidalgo Jr., De La Cruz, Gabriel Salinas, Hector Flores, Antonio Herrera, Alvaro Medrano, Ramon Martines and Lupe Reyes.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ballard Funeral Home.

Mollie Miller Baker
Services are pendin at Ballard Funeral Home for Mollie Miller Baker, 90, of Roswell who passed away Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, a local nursing home.
A further announcement will be made when arrangements have been completed.

Lou Reddoch 
Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. today, Tuesday, Feb. 27, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Lou Reddoch, 69, of Roswell who passed away Feb. 26, 2001, at her home. Dr. Onsy Whicker of Tabernacle Baptist Church will conduct the service. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Lou was born Oct. 23, 1931, in Anson, Texas, to Jessie Lee and Margaret Lunday Rector. Her parents preceded her in death, as well as a son, Olan Duane Reddoch; and a grandson, Christopher DeWayne Chesser.
She married Oland Reddoch Aug. 5, 1949, in Roswell. He survives her at the family home.
Other survivors include a son, Terry Oland Reddoch of Roswell; four daughters, Cathy Lou Minch of Orting, Wash., Vicky Sue Coultas of Mimbres, Tracy Ann Harkleroad of Cedar Park, Texas, and Shelly Kay Chesser of Hobbs.
She is also survived by a brother, Jessie Rector of Las Vegas, Nev.; and a sister, Lee Vasconcellos of Las Vegas, Nev.; and 11 grandchildren.
Mrs. Reddoch was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.
Pallbearers will be Terry Reddoch, David Coultas, Chris Chesser, Rusty Harkleroad, Fred Minch and John Miller.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Jeanne D. Palmer
HAZLETON, Pa. — Jeanne D. Palmer, 83, of Conyngham, Pa., died Sunday evening at the Weinberg House in Hazleton, Pa., following a 10-month illness.
Born in Lyons, Ill., Aug. 27, 1917, she was the daughter of the late peter J. and Appolonia M. (Robb) Anderson. She spent the past 18 years in Conyngham after moving from Roswell. She also lived at one time in Downers Grove, Ill.
She was a retired orthodontic assistant. She was a member and past officer of the Women of the Moose in Downers Grove, and the Newcomers Group in Roswell. She was a member of the Congregational Church in Downers Grove and also a past member of the church choir.
She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by her husband, Howard J. Palmer Sr. in 1982, and a brother, Peter J. Anderson.
Surviving are two sons, Howard J. Jr. of Sugarloaf, Pa., and Gary J. of Mulino, Ore.; a sister, Joyce J. Abrahamson of Roswell; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Mt. Emblem Cemetery in Elmhurst, Ill. There will be no public viewing.
Contributions may be made to Hospice St. John, 123 N. Vine St., Hazleton, PA 18201 or the Valley Branch of the Hazleton Area Public Library, 55 N. Church St., Hazleton, PA 18201.
The Mark S. Harman Funeral Home of Drums, Pa., is handling the arrangements.
Condolences can be mailed at www.harmanfuneral.com.

Vivian Dawn Burke
Memorial services are scheduled at 4:00 p.m. March 3, at Highland Baptist Church, 2001 S. Lea Ave., for Vivian Dawn Burke, 36, of Roswell who passed away Feb. 18, 2001, at University Hospital in Albuquerque. The Rev. John Ogden will officiate.
Dawn was born Nov. 10, 1964, in Roswell and is survived by her parents, Karl H. and Dona Sue Dienstbier of Roswell; fiance, James Dombrowski of Warren, Mich., two sisters and three brothers, Linda Johnston of Albuquerque, Gail Melear of Fort Worth, Texas, Mike Flinn of Albuquerque, Phillip and Pam Burke of Midland, Texas, and Karl Dienstbier II of Roswell. 
Also surviving are numerous cousins, aunts and uncles. 
She was preceded in death by her father, Roger B. Burke; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Don Dunaway and Mr. and Mrs. Bailey Burke.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the American Cancer Society

Margaret Elkins Whiteley
RUIDOSO — Visitation for Margaret Elkins Whiteley, 91, of Ruidoso will be from 4-6 p.m. today, Feb. 28, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 1, at the Gateway Church of Christ with Jay Willmon officiating. Burial will follow mat Forest Lawn Cemetery. 
Margaret died Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, in Ruidoso. She was born Dec. 8, 1909, in Wayne County, W.Va. She moved to Ruidoso in 1946 from Roswell. Since 1946, she has had children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren in the Ruidoso schools except for two years. 
In 1952, she established the Burger Trolley and was a member of Gateway Church of Christ.
Survivors include three daughters, Dixie Sigler and her husband, John, of Ruidoso, June Waltrip and her husband, Chick, of Roswell, and Peggy McClellan of Ruidoso.
Also surviving are four brothers, Andrew Elkins and Garnett Reaves of El Paso, Texas, Lonnie Elkins of Caldwell, Texas, and Bob Elkins and his wife, Vera, of San Diego; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad of the Gateway Church of Christ library.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel of Ruidoso.

Michael Eugene Mathews
UNION CITY, Tenn. — A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, March 2, at Bethel Assembly of God Church, 400 S. Michigan Ave., for Michael Mathews who passed away Feb. 23, 2001, in Union City, Tenn. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery. Pastor Dee Hubbard will officiate.
Michael was born Jan. 5, 1966, in Mangum, Okla., to Eugene Mathews and Norma (Housewright) Mathews.
Michael lived in Roswell as a youngster. He had lived in Union City for the past eight years and was employed by Stayrite Plastics.
Michael is survived by his mother, Norma (Housewright) Comeau and Bob “Pops” Comeau of Roswell; father, Eugene Mathews and step-mother, Barbara of Colbert, Okla.; two children, Michael Jr. and Amber Mathews of Sherman, Texas; his sisters, Tonya Black and Gina Whited and her husband, Charley, of Roswell; one brother, John Mathews and his wife, Serena, of Colbert; and also many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends following the service at 809 Monterrey Drive.

J.C. Parker
Services are pending at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory for J.C. Parker of Roswell who passed away Tuesday morning in Dallas.

Edward Petrowski
Services are pending at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory for Edward Petrowski of Roswell who passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2001, at his home.

Rickey D. Cones
FORT SUMNER — Rickey D. Cones, 46, of Fort Sumner died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, in a motorcycle accident in the Fort Sumner valley. Rickey was born April 1, 1954, in Fort Sumner to the home of Clarence E. Cones and Velma Louise McGuffin. 
He was reared and attended school in Fort Sumner and graduated in 1972. While attending school he worked at the Flying Twins truck stop and later worked commercial wheat harvesting. Rickey also worked for Denison Machine Shop in Fort Sumner and Ranchers Well Supply. 
Rickey married Denise Turner June 18, 1976, in Fort Sumner. He began working for Turner Drilling Company in 1975, and eventually purchased the business in 1986, renaming the company Cones Drilling.
Rickey was a loving husband and father. He enjoyed the time he spent with his family. He loved to ride motorbikes with his son. He was both a dad and best friend. Rickey was instrumental in the formation of the Billy the Kid Motorcross Association. He spent many hours building the motorcross track. He also enjoyed woodworking, golfing, boating and jet skiing with his family.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Velma Louise Cones Aug. 9, 1997.
Survivors include his wife, Denise Cones; daughter, Dawna Cones; son, Jerry D. Cones of the family home in Fort Sumner; his father, Clarence Cones; paternal grandfather, Johnny Cones of Fort Sumner; two brothers, Roy Lee Cones of Clovis and Mickey Cones and his wife, Sheryl, of Fort Sumner; two sisters, Janice Cones of Sedalia, Mo., and Judy Garcia and her husband, Javier, of Grand Prairie, Texas; and his mother and father-in-law, Jim and Alice Turner of Fort Sumner.
Also surviving are eight nieces and one nephew, along with many other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 1, at the First Baptist Church in Fort Sumner with the Rev. Coy Brewer and the Rev. Jim Peabody officiating. Burial will follow at Fort Sumner Cemetery.
Pallbearers will include Stephen Long, Lyle Russ, Phil Bidegain, Joe Steele, Hershel Dixon, Randy Kelley, Barry Allen, Albert Sena, Robert Pennington and Timmy Thomson.
Honorary pallbearers will include the Billy the Kid Motorcross Association members including Jack Vick, George Sena, Jeff Vick, Jeff Boulware, Wesley Wall, Bob Vilandry and all of Rickey’s many friends.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, Feb. 28, at the funeral home. All arrangements are under the direction of Chavez Funeral Home, 804 N. Fifth St., Fort Sumner, NM.


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