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Antonio Larez Sr.
CARLSBAD — A funeral for Antonio Delao Larez Sr., 75, of West Presidio Street, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at San Jose Catholic Church with the Rev. Valentine Jankowski officiating. Interment will follow at Santa Catarina Cemetery.
A vigil will be at 7 p.m. Friday at San Jose Catholic Church.
Mr. Larez died Monday, May 8, 2000, at Carlsbad Medical Center.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Antonio Delao Larez Sr. was born Thursday, Oct. 16, 1924, to Francisco M. and Maria S. Delao Larez in El Paso. He was raised in Marfa, Texas.
He married Lucia R. Alvarado on July 30, 1945, in Marfa.
He worked in Marfa with the railroad and the air base, moving to Artesia to work at the refinery. He then worked on the missile sites in Roswell and moved to Carlsbad to work in construction at the local mines. He then worked at Bogles Farms in Dexter until he lost his foot in a corn chopper on Labor Day 1966. 
He was preceded in death by a son, Juan Larez, in 1972 and a daughter, Alice Huereque, in 1998.
Survivors include his wife Lucia Larez of Carlsbad; sons, Antonio Larez Jr., Robert Larez and David Larez of Carlsbad; daughters, Mary Castillo, Christina Mesquita, Lucille “Lucy” Olivas and Dolores Larez of Carlsbad, Dora Montes of Columbus and Esperanza Montes of Dallas; brother, Felipe Larez of Roswell; sister, Olivia Munoz of Hagerman; 36 grandchildren; and 46 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Antonio Larez Jr., Robert Larez, David Larez, Joe Castillo Jr., Steve Huereque, Luis Olivas Jr., Frank Huereque Jr. and Sammy Melendrez Jr.
Honorary pallbearers are all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home Chapel.

Minnie Halbert
CARLSBAD — A funeral for Minnie Morgan Halbert, 102, of Vernon, Texas, will be at 1 p.m. CST today at First United Methodist Church Vernon with the Rev. Darrell Patterson officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Carlsbad Cemetery with the Rev. Keath Baskett of Epworth United Methodist Church officiating.
There will be no local visitation.
Mrs. Halbert died Monday, May 8, 2000, at a Vernon, Texas, hospital.
Sullivan Funeral Home is in charge of Texas arrangements. Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
Minnie Morgan Halbert was born Saturday, June 19, 1897, to David Ferebee and Quinnie Middlebrook Ferebee. She was one of 10 children.
She married A.A. Halbert Dec. 20, 1944, in Carlsbad. He preceded her in death Dec. 30, 1970.
She was a graduate of Clarendon High School, Clarendon College and Denton Texas College for Women where she received her teaching certificate.
In 1998, she was honored at Clarendon College and designated queen of the celebration being the oldest living graduate. She taught school at Quail, Hedley and Claude, Texas. She was hired as bookkeeper for the lumber company in Vernon, later working for Coca-Cola Bottling Company.
In 1942, she moved to Roswell where she worked for Harris Grocery and Harris Dentist. In 1978, she retired and moved back to Vernon. 
Mrs. Halbert was a member of First United Methodist Church. She taught Sunday School for many years. She was also a member of Eastern Star, Business and Professional Women and a 25-year member of Daughters of the American Revolution.
Survivors include a sister, Lydia Belle Wilkinson of Vernon, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to Margaret Methodist Church or First United Methodist Church, Vernon, Texas.

Maria Ogas Elizondo
CARLSBAD — A funeral for Maria “Lita” Ogas Elizondo, 106, of North Canal Street, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at San Jose Catholic Church with the Rev. Valentine Jankowski officiating. Interment will follow at Carlsbad Cemetery.
A vigil will be held at 7 p.m. today at San Jose Catholic Church.
Mrs. Elizondo died Saturday, May 6, 2000, at Lakeview Christian Home of the Southwest Inc., North Canal Unit. 
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Maria “Lita” Ogas Elizondo was born Wednesday, June 28, 1893, to Jose “Isabel” Ogas and Justa Lincoln Ogas in Santa Rosalia, Chihuahua, Mexico. 
She was the eldest of four children. She would have been 107 years old this year.
When she was five years old, her father died and left her mother to raise her. Her mother dreamed of bringing her children to the U.S. for a better life.
Mrs. Elizondo married Pascual Elizondo I. The couple was only married four years before Pascual died of influenza.
Maria had a daughter who died at birth and one son, Pascual Ogas Elizondo, who preceded her in death in 1999.
Her only son, Pascual, and his wife of 50 years, Olivia Ortega Elizondo, gave Maria 11 grandchildren. One grandson, Edwardo Ogas Elizondo, also preceded her in death.
Mrs. Elizondo had lived in Carlsbad 101 years. She had been a member of San Jose Catholic Church for about 100 years.
Survivors include 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home Chapel.

Domingo S. Granado
LOVING — A funeral mass for Domingo S. Granado, 78, of South 2nd Street, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Loving with the Rev. Valentine Jankowski of San Jose Catholic Church officiating. 
Interment will follow in the Loving Cemetery.
A vigil will be held at 7 p.m. today at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.
Mr. Granado died Monday, May 8, 2000, at his home.
West Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Domingo S. Granado was born April 16, 1922, in Terlingua, Texas, to Gil and Lonjina Salmon Granado. He was raised in Texas and met his bride there. He married Fidela Valanzuela Sept. 13, 1942, in Alpine, Texas.
Mr. Granado worked in the silver mines in Study Butte, Texas, and for the railroad in Texas. He enlisted in the Navy Dec. 6, 1944, and was honorably discharged as a Seaman Second Class on March 14, 1946. After his discharge he and his family moved to Loving where he became employed with U.S. Borax for about 20 years. After the mine closed Mr. Granado was employed with Merryman Construction and N.M. Potash until his retirement.
He was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.
Mr. Granado was preceded in death by a daughter, Maria Belia; brothers, Balbino, Mauro and Elojio Granado; and sisters, Santiaga Lopez, Antonia Vera, Julia Huerta, Maria Cadena, Manuela Granado and Rosa Garcia.
Survivors include his wife, Fidela Granado, of the family home; sons, Ernest V. Granado Sr., Adan V. Granado Sr. and Oscar V. Granado Sr. of Loving; daughter, Marie Corella of Los Angeles; brother, Genovebo Granado of Imperial, Texas; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be grandsons Sonny Granado, Lawrence Granado, Anthony Granado, Oscar Granado, Ernie C. Granado and Jamie Granado.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at West Funeral Home Chapel and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.

Penni G. Lancaster
MARLOW, Okla. — A memorial service for Penni Gaylene Lancaster, 39, of Marlow and formerly of Artesia, was held at 2 p.m. Thursday at City Heights Baptist Church in Duncan, Okla., with the Rev. Jimmy Green officiating. Interment will be in New Mexico.
She died Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at University Hospital in Oklahoma City.
Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Penni G. Lancaster was born Sept. 5, 1960, in Artesia to Norman Ronald Lancaster and Charlotte Lois Champion.
She attended school in Artesia. She lived in Silver City for awhile and had been a resident of Marlow for five years. 
She was a member of Center Avenue Baptist Church in Artesia.
Survivors include children, Jeremiah and Nichole Asbury of Medicine Park, Okla., and Rheana Asbury of Carlsbad; mother, Charlotte Phillips of Marlow, Okla.; father, Norman R. Lancaster of Lake Charles, La.; sisters, Candyce Jones of Medicine Park, Okla., Kim Whitaker Tucker of Duncan, Okla., and Lorrie Sanders of Dallas; and brothers, Michael Sanders and Rodney Sanders of Dallas. 

Rebecca Romero
SANTA ROSA — A graveside service for Rebecca Nicole Romero, infant, was held Thursday at El Calvario Cemetery in Puerto De Luna with the Rev. Sotero Sena of St. Rose Church and the Rev. Kevin Coop of the Assembly of God Church officiating.
She died Tuesday, May 9, 2000.
Chavez Funeral Home of Santa Rosa was in charge of arrangements.
Rebecca was preceded in death by her paternal great-grandparents Epemenia and Guillermo Campos and Pat and Rebecca Romero, and her maternal great-grandfather Frank Fierro Sr.
Survivors include her parents, David and RosaElia Jimenez Romero; brother, Alejandro; maternal grandparents, Michael and Maria Gonzales of Santa Rosa and Roy Jimenez and Vicky Angel of Carlsbad; paternal grandparents, Epimenio and Edwina Romero of Santa Rosa; great-grandparents, Julio and Elia Jimenez of Santa Clara, Jesusita Vasquez and Rosa Fiero of Carlsbad; and great-great grandmother Rita Fierro of Carlsbad.
Pallbearers were uncles J.R. Jimenez and Daniel Romero.

James Witt
LOVING — Direct burial will take place under the direction of Sunset Gardens Direct Burial Service for James Witt, 85, of Loving.
Mr. Witt died Thursday, May 11, 2000, at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock, Texas.
Services are pending at Sunset Gardens Cemetery and will be announced when finalized. 

Elva E. Patrick
CARLSBAD — A funeral for Elva E. Patrick, 72, of Nelson Street, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at West Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bob Lewis of Lakewood Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Gardens Memorial Park.
Mrs. Patrick died Thurday, May 11, 2000, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.
West Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Elva E. Patrick was born Feb. 11, 1928, in Amsterdam, Ohio, to Alva E. and Mary E. Smyth McConnaughy. She was raised and educated in Ohio.
She met Alexander B. Patrick and they were married in 1948 in Maryland. In 1949, she and her husband moved to Artesia where they lived for three years before coming to Carlsbad in 1952.
Mrs. Patrick was a homemaker and mother. She attended First Presbyterian Church and enjoyed sewing and ceramics.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Sept. 14, 1967.
Survivors include sons, Alexander B. Patrick Jr. of Hilliard, Ohio, Marshall L. Patrick of Tucson and Tracy T. Patrick of Carlsbad; daughter Marianne Patrick of Carlsbad; brother, Harold McConnaghy of Massillon, Ohio; sisters, Dawn McConnaughy and Mary Valentine both of Toronto, Ohio; and seven grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Bruce Brannon, Paul Patrick, Matthew Patrick, Les Patrick, Roger Harris and James Lester. Honorary pallbearer is Jim Ed Paulk.
Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.
Friends may call from 8 a.m. to service time Monday. 

Clara Turner
CARLSBAD — Direct burial for Clara Rose Turner, 74, of North Richard, will be 10 a.m. today at Carlsbad Cemetery with the Rev. Noel Kramer of St. Edward Catholic Church officiating.
Mrs. Turner died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at her home.
There will be no visitation.
West Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Clara Rose Turner was born Aug. 5, 1925, in Slaton, Texas, to Constance and Florentine Respondek. She was raised and educated in Lubbock, where she later worked as a waitress and cook in local restaurants. She moved to Carlsbad in 1960. She worked as a dietician at Carlsbad Medical Center. She was a Catholic.
Mrs. Turner is survived by a daughter, Barbara Taylor of Carrolton, Texas; and two sisters, Ann Soladay of Dallas, and Wanda Webb of La Place, La.

James Witt Jr.
LOVING — Direct burial has taken place for James S. Witt Jr., 85, of Loving. 
Mr. Witt died Thursday, May 11, 2000, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.
James S. Witt Jr. was born Nov. 3, 1914, in Sulfur Springs, Texas, to James and Maud Witt. The family moved to Barstow, Texas, when he was a child. He married Frances Macek in Pecos, Texas, in 1937. She preceded him in death in 1991.

Wilma Gilbertson
MACEDONIA, Ohio — Wilma Gilbertson, 82, formerly of Carlsbad, died Saturday, May 13, 2000, at South Ponte Hospital in Cleveland.
A private family service will be held at a later date in Mazon, Ill.
Mrs. Gilbertson lived in Carlsbad from 1979 to 1993. She and her late husband, George, were members of Hillcrest United Methodist Church in Carlsbad.
Mrs. Gilbertson is survived by a daughter, Karen Cheffer of San Jose, Calif.; three sons, John Gilbertson of Macedonia, Glen Gilbertson of Middleburg Heights, Ohio, and Alan Gilbertson of Macedonia; a brother, Raymond Petry of Jasper, Ind.; a sister, Dorothy Perry of Vienna, Va.; and six great-grandchildren.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be sent to Hillcrest Methodist Church in Carlsbad.

Janet Lee
LA PUENTA, Calif. — A graveside memorial service for Janet McKim Lee will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 22 at Carlsbad Cemetery.
Ms. Lee died Dec. 19, 1999, in La Puente, Calif.
Janet McKim Lee was a salutatorian for her graduating class in 1947 at Carlsbad High School. She had lived in California since the late 1950s.
Ms. Lee is survived by a brother, William McKim of Sun City, Calif.

Lyle Blohm
CARLSBAD — Services are pending for Lyle M. Blohm, 88, of Lakeside Drive.
Mr. Blohm died Saturday, May 13, 2000, at Landsun Health Service Center.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Esther Wilson
CARLSBAD — Services are pending for Esther M. Wilson, 87, of West Ridge Road.
Mrs. Wilson died Monday, May 15, 2000, at Landsun Homes Health Service Center.
West Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kyle Gibbs
TIMPSON, Texas — A funeral for Kyle Fredrick Gibbs, 70, of Timpson were held Monday, May 1, 2000, at the Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Frank Summers and Rick Linebarger officiating. Interment was in the Blair Cemetery, Timpson.
Mr. Gibbs died Saturday, April 29, 2000, in Timpson.
Taylor Funeral Home of Timpson was in charge of arrangements.
Kyle Fredrick Gibbs was born May 10, 1929, in Gary to Ely and Vera Haynes Gibbs. 
He was a potash mine worker and truck driver for Acme Brick Company. He was a member of New Columbia Missionary Baptist Church in Timpson.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Magness Gibbs, of Timpson; daughters Dianne Weatherford of Timpson and Shirley Bowen of Carlsbad; brothers, Ely Gibbs of Carthage, Bill Gibbs of Nacogdoches and Charlie Gibbs of Houston; sisters, Myra Jordan of Nacogdoches and Charlsie Goss and Patsy Carlton of Houston; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Ely Gibbs, Bill Gibbs, Charlie Gibbs, Rodney Weatherford, John Bowen and Dondi Tipton.

Precious L. Barksdale
CARLSBAD — Precious L. Barksdale, 67, of Sunnyview, died Thursday, May 18, 2000, at Covenant Health center in Lubbock.
Services are pending with West Funeral Home.

Christopher and Sally Ramirez Archuleta
CARLSBAD — A funeral for Christopher Ramirez Archuleta, 11, and Sally Ramirez Archuleta, 34, of Lytle Street, will be at 2 p.m. today at Apostolic Assembly Church, 2404 Howard Road with the Rev. Saul Rocha officiating. 
Interment will follow at Carlsbad Cemetery.
Christopher and Sally died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at their home.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The family has added two pallbearers since Thursday’s obituary. Pallbearers are George Ramirez, Frank Ramirez, Tim Worden, Paul Worden, Skip Gilcrease and Chuck Howard.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon today at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home.

Ray G. Salcido
CARLSBAD — Ray G. Salcido, 55, of Avenue C, died Sunday,. May 21, 2000, at his home. 
Visitation will be from noon to 4:30 p.m. today at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home with a vigil at 6 p.m. at San Jose Catholic Church. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, at San Jose Catholic Church with the Rev. Valentine Jankowski officiating. Interment will follow at Carlsbad Cemetery. 
Mr. Salcido was born Jan. 23, 1945, to Servacio Salcido and Eutemia Gutierrez Salcido in Carlsbad. He graduated from high school in 1964 and attended New Mexico State University-Carlsbad. He married Priscilla Aguilar on May 30, 1966. He worked for GTE for 30 years, retiring in 1999. 
He was a member of San Jose Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society as well as current president of the Parish Council. He was active in the political community and was involved in many civic organizations, including past president of the Girls Softball League. His favorite hobbies were history, woodworking and spending time with people. He was loved by all who knew him. 
Survivors include wife Priscilla Salcido of Carlsbad; daughters Denise Narum and husband Craig of Flower Mound, Texas; Dorinda Salcido of Alexandria, Va.; and Coreen Salcido of Flower Mound, Texas; father Servacio Salcido of Carlsbad; brothers Marcello and Inez Salcido of Carlsbad; sisters Margarita Esquibel of Carlsbad, Magdalena Bejarano of Arizona, Natividad Dominguez of Carlsbad, Shiela Pineda of Carlsbad, Alicia Fierro of Carlsbad and Felipa Salcido of Carlsbad; grandchildren Melissa and Steven Narum; and many nephews and nieces.
Pallbearers are Mike, Paul and Pete Aguilar, Paul DeVito, Pete Griego, 
Manuel Anaya, Richard Hernandez, Briggs Reid Jr. and Marcello Salcido.
Memorial contributions can be sent to William P. DeVito Memorial Scholarship, Carlsbad Foundation, 116 S. Canyon Street or to San Jose Catholic Church, 1002 S. Debaca.

Victor Bernard O’Donnell
CARLSBAD — A funeral for Victor Bernard O’Donnell, 89, of North Mesquite Street, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Edward Catholic Church with the Rev. Noel Kramer officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Gardens Memorial Park.
Mr. O’Donnell, died Saturday, May 20, 2000 at Carlsbad Medical Center.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at West Funeral Home with a vigil at 7 p.m. at St. Edward Catholic Church. West Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
Victor Bernard O’Donnell was born Sept. 19, 1910, in Elwood City, Pa., to Joseph A. and Sophia Conway O’Donnell. At a young age, he moved to Oklahoma and later to Texas, where he worked in the oil fields. He married Mary Lee Gates Nov. 19, 1937, in Big Springs, Texas. They moved to Carlsbad in 1940, when he went to work for IMC Potash, where he worked until his retirement in 1975. In 1980, he returned for nine years as a consultant, leaving due to ill health.
A member of the Knights of Columbus since June 1950, he was active, attending almost every meeting and function.
He was also a member of St. Edwards, a past member and secretary of Cavern City Gun Club and loved to hunt and fish.
Survivors include wife Mary Lee O’Donnell of Carlsbad; son William O’Donnell of Carlsbad; daughters Rose Mary Richardson of Los Lunas and Linda Small of Las Vegas, Nev.; sister Dorothy Perryman of Alpine, Texas; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. 
Pallbearers are Kenny Bindel, Manny Cortez, David Gomez, Bill St. John, Robert Wight Jr. and Frank Bertagnolli. Honorary pallbearers are Hubert Forni, Jack Fry, Harold Grandi, John Watlavage and Arnuit Mitchell.

Verlie Mae Smith
CARLSBAD — Verlie Mae Smith, 88, of West Pierce Street, died Saturday, May 20, 2000, at Lakeview Christian Home, Northgate Unit.
A private graveside service was held at Carlsbad Cemetery.
West Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Verlie Mae Smith was born July 24, 1911, in Paris, Texas, to Dave and Leona Smith. She was raised and educated there.
Ms. Smith became a maid for other people in Paris and worked at this profession for many years until her retirement in 1979. She then moved to Carlsbad to be closer to her sister.
Ms. Smith had been a resident of Lakeview Christian Home, Northgate Unit, for many years.
Survivors include sisters, Gertrude Giddens of Carlsbad and Velma Mason of Amarillo, Texas.

Gerel Hartman
ODESSA, Texas — Direct cremation has taken place for Gerel DeVere Hartman, 66, of Odessa.
Mrs. Hartman died Monday, May 22, 2000, in Odessa.
Sunset Gardens Direct Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial service arrangements are pending and will be announced when finalized.
Mrs. Hartman is survived by a sister, Loretta Myers of Carlsbad.
Gerel DeVere Hartman
CARLSBAD — A memorial service for Gerel DeVere Hartman, 66, of Odessa, Texas, will be at 11 a.m. today at St. Mary Catholic Church in Odessa.
Mrs. Hartman died Monday, May 22, 2000, at Odessa Medical Center.
Direct cremation has taken place under the direction of Sunset Gardens Direct Cremation Service.
Gerel DeVere Hartman was born Oct. 16, 1933, in Bell County, Texas, to Harlin and Margaret Truelove. She was a housewife and of the Catholic faith.
She was preceded in death by a son, Gary Dale Hartman.
Survivors include her mother, Margaret Cooper of Temple, Texas; sisters, Margaret Smith of Odessa, and Loretta Meyer of Carlsbad; brother, Bill Truelove of Moffat, Texas; son, Mike Hartman of Odessa; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Juana C. Navarrette
LOVING — Funeral mass for Juana C. Navarrette, 65, of North 3rd Street, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church with Franciscan Friars officiating. Interment will follow in Loving Cemetery.
A vigil will be at 7 p.m. today at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. 
Mrs. Navarrette died Tuesday, May 23, 2000, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.
West Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Juana C. Navarrette was born Nov. 25, 1934, in Loving to Ventura and Jesusita Leyva Calderon. 
She was raised and educated in Malaga. In 1964, she moved from Malaga to Loving. Mrs. Navarrette was employed at Burkhams’ Grocery Store in Loving. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Martin and Jesus Calderon; and sister, Ramona Cadena.
Survivors include a son, Raul Navarrette of Loving; daughters, Rosanne Porras and Corina Castro of Carlsbad; brothers, Felix Calderon of Malaga and Epifanio Calderon of Loving; sisters, Maria Murillo of Loving and Carmen Rodriquez of Artesia; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Benny Calderon, Marty Calderon, Richardo Calderon, Raul Navarrette Jr., Randy Navarrette, Ruben Castro, Johnny Murillo and Eppie Calderon III.
Honorary pallbearers are Samuel R. Porras Jr. and Timothy Porras.
Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.

Connie Lou Roberts
ANDREWS, Texas — A funeral for Connie Lou Roberts, 62, of Andrews, Texas, will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Andrews Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Bob Zap, retired minister, officiating. Burial will be at noon in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Hobbs.
Mrs. Roberts died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, in Midland Memorial Hospital. 
McNett Funeral Home in Andrews is in charge of arrangements.
Connie Lou Roberts was born May 25, 1938, in Hobbs. 
She married J. Earl Roberts June 7, 1955, in Hobbs, and the couple moved to Andrews in 1970. 
She was a retired office manager for a local cable television company and was a member of the Andrews Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include her husband of Andrews; daughters, Sabrina Robinson and Vickie Roberts, of Midland; son, Jay Roberts of Lee’s Summit, Mo.; brother, Bill Moore, of Silver City; sisters, Kay Atwood, of Carlsbad, Jean Seaborn, of Hobbs, and Ruth Wicks, of Sidney, Neb.; and five grandchildren.

Santiago R. Ramoz
CARLSBAD — A funeral mass for Santiago R. Ramoz, 54, of North Main Street, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at San Jose Catholic Church with the Rev. Valentine Jankowski officiating. Burial will follow at Santa Catarina Cemetery.
A vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. today at West Funeral Home. There will be no visitation.
Mr. Ramoz died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at his home.
West Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Santiago Rodriguez Ramoz was born June 19, 1944, in Malaga to Gavino and Lorenza Rodriguez Ramoz. He was raised and educated in the Carlsbad area and had been employed as a laborer with Waste Management and had worked with the Salvation Army. 
Mr. Ramoz was a member of the San Jose Catholic Church.
Survivors include sons, Louie, Jimmy, Mario and Raymond Ramoz, all of Carlsbad; brothers, Daniel and Rito Ramoz, of Albuquerque; sisters, Virginia Garcia and Dorothy Calderon, of Lovington; and seven grandchildren.

Joseph Albright
CARLSBAD — A memorial service for Joseph Gail Albright, 82, of Columbia, Mo., and formerly of Carlsbad, was held Sunday, June 4, at La Plata Christian Church, La Plata, Mo., with the Rev. Jerry Briscoe officiating. 
Interment of cremated remains followed at La Plata Cemetery.
Mrs. Albright died Saturday, May 27, 2000, at Boone Hospital Center, Columbia, Mo.
Travis Funeral Home of La Plata was in charge of arrangements.
Joseph Gail Albright was born Friday, Dec. 28, 1917, in Atlanta, Mo., to Lawrence A. and Anna E. Farr Albright. 
He was a graduate of La Plata High School and Truman State University in 1939.
He married Charlotte Shanight March 6, 1946, in Kirksville, Mo. 
He served in the Air Corps and Air Force for 20 years. In 1952 he received a master’s degree in education from George Washington University. He taught speech at Truman State University from 1966-74.
Mr. Albright was a member of First Christian Church, Columbia, Mo. 
He was preceded in death by two brothers, three sisters and his wife on Sept. 1, 1996.
Survivors include a sister, Zelma Stinebacker of Moberly, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews, including Charles Bunch of Carlsbad.
Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, c/o Travis Funeral Chapel, 125 S. Church St., La Planta, MO, 63549. 

Daniel Burris
CARLSBAD — A graveside service for Daniel “Bucky” Burris, 66, of Caesar Road, was held Saturday at Carlsbad Cemetery with the Rev. Bob Lewis of Lakewood Baptist Church officiating. There was no visitation.
Mr. Burris died Thursday, June 8, 2000, at Carlsbad Medical Center.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Daniel “Bucky” Burris was born Wednesday, Dec. 6, 1933, to William I. and Virgie F. Ryan Burris in Texarkana, Texas. He moved to Carlsbad as a young man.
He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, having served in the Navy. After his service time, he returned to Carlsbad where he was employed by Cavern Supply for many years. He later worked for PCA. Due to physical illness, he was disabled.
Mr. Burris was of the Methodist faith. He enjoyed working in his yard and spending time with children.
He was preceded in death by one great-grandchild.
Survivors include daughters, Linda Castro and Mary Ramsey of Carlsbad; sister, Glenda Linder of Carlsbad; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two nephews and a niece.
Memorials may be made to Lakeview Christian Home of the Southwest Inc., 1300 N. Canal St., Carlsbad NM 88220.

Irene Pryor
WAGONER, Okla. — Irene Dafon Pryor, 77, of Wagoner and formerly of Carlsbad, died Sunday, June 4, 2000.
Shipman’s Funeral Home of Wagoner, Okla., was in charge of arrangements.
Irene Pryor was born March 6, 1923, to Luther and Grace Painter Nixon in Melton, Okla.
She spent the major part of her life in Oklahoma.
Mrs. Pryor was preceded in death by her husband, Luther L. Pryor; son, Freddie Luke; and four brothers.
Survivors include children, Cathy Lingren of Lenoir, N.C., Betty Sue Pennington of Wagoner, Okla., Johnny Lee Pryor and Mary Ann Macoubrie of Tulsa, Okla., and Bobbie Fay Lunsford of Carlsbad; sisters, Lela Daugherty of Spiro, Okla., Hazel Partain of Bokoshe, Okla., Dimple Mozelle Rogers of Poteau, Okla., Janita Wiley of Wagoner, Thelma Mae Black of Bokoshe, Okla., and Oteka Bryant of McCurtain, Okla.

Ora Mattie Wilson
ARTESIA — Ora Mattie Wilson, 77, of Artesia, died Saturday, June 10, 2000, at Artesia General Hospital.
Direct cremation has taken place under the direction of Sunset Gardens Direct Cremation Service. Services are pending and will be announced when finalized.

Joe T. Wood
ARTESIA — Joe Thomas Wood, 85, of Artesia, died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at his home.
Direct cremation will take place under the direction of Sunset Gardens Direct Cremation Service.
Services are pending and will be announced when finalized.

Eleanor R. Powers
DEMING — A graveside service for Eleanor Ruth “Tuffy” Powers, 79, of Carlsbad, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sunset Gardens Memorial Park Cemetery. Cremation will take place.
Mrs. Powers died Sunday, June 11, 2000, in Deming.
Baca’s Funeral Chapel’s of Deming is in charge of arrangements.
Eleanor Ruth “Tuffy” Powers was born Dec. 5, 1920, in Angleton, Texas, to William and Ruth Perry Norris. She was a homemaker and had lived in Carlsbad for 30 years.
Mrs. Powers was preceded in death by her husband, Bosco Powers, in 1979.
Survivors include daughters, Beth Stevens of Deming and Colete Powers of Los Lunas; sister, Joan Kern of Albuquerque; five grandsons and one great-grandson.


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