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Ysabel Navarro
CARLSBAD — The funeral for Ysabel “Chavel” Vega Navarro, 59, of Hillcrest Street, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at San Jose Catholic Church with Franciscan friars officiating.
Burial will follow at Carlsbad Cemetery.
Mr. Navarro died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas.
West Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ysabel “Chavel” Vega Navarro was born Jan. 13, 1941, in Shafter, Texas, to Isidoro and Relles Vega Navarro. 
His family moved to Loving, where he was raised and educated. 
He became a civilian volunteer in the Ground Observer Corps during Operation Skywatch from July 1952 to January 1959. For his, he received recognition of invaluable assistance to the Air Defense of the United States and the Civilian Defense Agency of New Mexico. He married Angelina Rodriguez on July 30, 1960. 
They moved to Carlsbad in 1963, when he became employed with the Carlsbad Irrigation District as a surveyor. He retired in 1976. 
He was a member of the San Jose Catholic Church. He loved to fish, play bingo and be with his grandchildren.
Mr. Navarro was preceded in death by four brothers, Ramon, Carmen, Jesus and Jose Navarro; and two sisters, Dolores Montez and Maria Mendoza. 
He is survived by his wife of the family home; a son, Chavel Navarro Jr. of Phoenix; three daughters, Teresa Cruz and Valerie Navarro of Carlsbad and JoAnn Amaro of Hawaiian Gardens, Calif.; his mother of Loving; five sisters, Paula Martinez of Las Cruces, Margarita Parraz and Tomasa Villareal of Carlsbad, Manuela Echavarria of Loving and Valentina Murillo of Lovington; and 11 grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Pete Amaro, Cody Franco, Ralph Echavarria, Ray Echavarria, Felix Munoz, Rudolfo Mendoza and Jesse Navarro. Honorary pallbearers are Chavel Navarro Jr., Reuben C. Cruz, Rafael Echavarria, Nestor Murillo and Tomas Villareal.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at West Funeral Home.

Yrene P. Medrano
CARLSBAD — The funeral for Yrene P. Medrano, 81, of Sage Street, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at San Jose Catholic Church with the Rev. Valentine Jankowski officiating.
Burial will follow at Santa Catarina Cemetery.
A vigil will be held at 7 p.m. today at San Jose Catholic Church.
Mr. Medrano died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Yrene P. Medrano was born Oct. 6, 1918, to Jose and Cristina Pando Medrano in Loving, where he was raised. He married Maria Estrada of Presidio, Texas, in 1944. The couple then moved to Carlsbad. 
He was a laborer and member of the Labor Union and Teamsters Union. He worked in construction around the Carlsbad area. He was a member of San Jose parish. 
Mr. Medrano is survived by his wife of the family home; three sons, Jose Medrano of El Paso, Texas, Efren Medrano of Tucson, Ariz., and Ernest Medrano of Carlsbad; a daughter, Elia Hinojos of Bloomfield; three brothers, Rafael, Antonio and Lalo Otis, all of Otis; a sister, Maria Fierro of Carlsbad; 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Mr. Medrano’s grandchildren.
Visitation will be 6 p.m. today at San Jose Catholic Church.

Gene Gregston
CARLSBAD — The graveside service for Gene Gregston, 52, of Parker Street, will be held in the Santa Fe National Cemetery with the Veterans Honor Guard officiating.
There will be no visitation.
Mr. Gregston died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, at his home.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Gene Gregston was born Oct. 29, 1947, in Carlsbad to Clifford A. and Myrtle V. Gregston. 
He grew up in Carlsbad and graduated from Carlsbad High School in 1966. He served in the Army in Vietnam in 1967 to 1968, receiving the Vietnam Service Medal with two bronze stars. 
Following discharge, he returned to Carlsbad where he worked for GTE. He later did construction work. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans in Carlsbad.
Mr. Gregston is survived by a daughter, Dawn Roche Gregston of Albuquerque; his mother of the family home; and companion Peggy King of the home.

Alice Pistole
CARLSBAD — The memorial service for Alice I. Pistole, 82, of North 10th Street, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Central Christian Church with the Rev. Andy Harris officiating.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place.
Mrs. Pistole died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, at Lakeview Christian Home’s Northgate Unit.
West Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Alice Irene Pistole was born July 3, 1917, to Martin Ira and Anna Turner Perry in Liberal, Kan. She was raised and educated in Liberal. She married Cecil Pistole on Nov. 23, 1937, in Guymon, Okla. They traveled while her husband followed construction jobs. They settled in Carlsbad in 1950. She worked out of her home making wedding gowns. She was also employed as a seamstress for Corine’s Bridal Shop and Carlsbad Laundry. She loved doing anything involving crafts. She made dolls, doll clothes and crocheted items. She was a fan of music, especially country music. She attended Victory Baptist Church and Central Christian.
Mrs. Pistole was preceded in death by her husband on May 28, 1977; and two sisters.
She is survived by two sons, James Dean Pistole of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Alan D. Pistole of Carlsbad; a daughter, Donna Joyce McKee of Red House, W.V.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Maria Pena
CARLSBAD — The funeral for Maria Victoria Pena, 41, of North Canal Street, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at San Jose Catholic Church with the retired Rev. Maurus Hauer officiating.
Burial will follow at Carlsbad Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Christopher Pena, Enrique Arzaga, Alberto Montoya, Marcos Gutierrez, Shermont Brown and Jose Gutierrez. An honorary pallbearer is Maurizio Gomez.
Mrs. Pena died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, at her home.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Maria Victoria Pena was born Nov. 11, 1958, to Marcos and Clara G. Garibaldy Hernandez in Delicias, Mexico. She worked as a volunteer at hospitals in El Paso, Texas, and South Carolina. She moved to Carlsbad in 1995. She was recently attended New Mexico State University-Carlsbad to learn computer skills. She was a homemaker and member of San Jose Catholic Church.
Mrs. Pena is survived by a son, Christopher Pena of El Paso, Texas; two daughters, Laura Hernandez of Italy and Tania Montoya of Carlsbad; her father of Juarez, Mexico; her mother, Clara Gurrola of Carlsbad; a brother, Enrique Arzaga of Carlsbad; four sisters, Marie Teresa Gutierrez, Hortencia Hernandez and Martha Alba, all of Carlsbad, and Alma Ortiz of Denver; and four grandchildren.

Elmer Davis
VINITA, Okla. — The graveside service for Elmer Davis, 70, formerly of Carlsbad, will be at 10 a.m. today at Oak Hills Cemetery in McAlister, Okla.
Mr. Davis died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, in Vinita, Okla.
Mills Funeral Home of McAlister, Okla., is in charge of arrangements.
Elmer Davis was born Nov. 24, 1928, in McAlister, Okla. He worked for five years at Safeway in Carlsbad before going to work with IMC in 1949. He retired in 1986. He was a longtime member of the Jehovah’s Witness congregation of Carlsbad.
Mr. Davis was preceded in death by a brother, Cecil Davis.
He is survived by his wife, Nellie Davis; two sons, Kim and Tim Davis, both of Hallsville, Texas; two brothers, Delmar Davis of Las Cruces and Tony Davis of McAlister, Okla.; and two grandchildren.

Butch Donaghe
ARTESIA — The memorial service for Butch Donaghe, 59, of Hope, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Hermosa Drive Church of Christ with the Rev. Bill Smith officiating.
Mr. Donaghe was cremated by Terpening and Son Mortuary.
Mr. Donaghe died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at his home in Hope.
Terpening and Son Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Butch Donaghe was born Aug. 13, 1940, to Rufus and Mildred Winters Donaghe in Weed. He married Patty Lyman on Dec. 17, 1965, in Hagerman. He spent most of his life in the Artesia area, where he owned and operated Lester Donaghe and Son Welding. He also farmed and ranched in the Hope area for 32 years. He was a veteran of the Navy and a member of the Church of Christ.
Mr. Donaghe is survived by his wife of the family home; a son, Patrick Donaghe of Hope; a daughter, Lesli Pruitt of Lubbock, Texas; four brothers, Bo Donaghe of Jacksonville, Fla., Dale Donaghe of Temecula, Calif., Danny Donaghe of Carlsbad, and Richard Donaghe of Artesia; two sisters, Lora Stuart of Kenai, Alaska, and Rose Donaghe of Carlsbad; and three grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Vista Hospice Care Foundation, 601 N. Canal, Carlsbad or Arrington Cancer Center, 4101 22nd Place, Lubbock, Texas, 79410.

Adelaide Adams
CARLSBAD — Graveside services for Adelaide Adams, 92, of Westridge Road, will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Carlsbad Cemetery with the Rev. Stanley White, retired Southern Baptist minister, officiating.
Mrs. Adams died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at Landsun Health Service Center.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Adelaide Elizabeth Adams was born Monday, June 17, 1907, to John Francis “Frank” and Isabelle Holmwood Lennon in Buffalo, N.Y. She earned a bachelor of science degree in education.
She married W.C. Townsend in 1934 in Durant, Okla. She later married Phillip Adams in 1952 in El Paso.
Mrs. Adams taught typing in Carlsbad schools from 1938 to 1944. She then taught in Artesia in the 1960s and in Oklahoma in the 1970s. 
She was a member of the Republican Women and Presbyterian Church. 
She was preceded in death by a son, John William Townsend, in 1950, and her husband in 1966.
Survivors include husband, Dr. Rudy Woolf, and a daughter, Patricia T. Woolf of Carlsbad.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home.

Virginia D. Fawcett
CARLSBAD — Virginia D. Fawcett, 89, of South Country Club Circle died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at Carlsbad Medical Center.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place.
A memorial service will be held at a later date and will be announced at that time.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Virginia D. Fawcett was born Sunday, Oct. 16, 1910, in Warrensburg, Ill., to William Stewart and Clara Jessie Hartenbower Dando. Her father was a former minister of First Presbyterian Church in Carlsbad.
She grew up in Kansas, Illinois and Colorado, graduating from high school in Emporia, Kan.
She was a registered nurse, graduating from Kahler School of Nursing in Rochester, Minn., in 1931. She was associated with Mayo Clinic and worked in the Ophthalmology Department from 1931 to 1936.
Mrs. Fawcett was a member of the Pink Ladies Auxiliary at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester and was on the Board of Planned Parenthood in Minnesota.
She married Joseph Clayton Fawcett, DDC, on Sept. 8, 1934, in Rochester. 
In 1960, she moved to Carlsbad to care for her elderly parents.
She was director of Community Aid, a United Fund Agency; past member of Memorial Hospital Board; past member of Carlsbad Interagency Council; past member of Carlsbad Women’s Club; Eddy County Indigent Board; a contract nurse with the Carlsbad Health Office; and most recently, volunteered taking blood pressures at Southwest Medical Pharmacy until June 1994.
Along with Ray Anaya and Dr. A.H. Gutierrez, she started Christmas Anonymous. In 1989, she received the A.J. Crawford Community Service Award. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Fawcett enjoyed making Ojo de Dios, cooking and service to her community.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Feb. 27, 1955, and by a daughter at birth, Linda Fawcett.
Survivors include a son, William Joseph Clayton Fawcett of Carlsbad; daughter, Sherry F. Kerans of Carlsbad; brother, Llewellyn S. Dando of Chambersburg, Pa.; sister, Mary Jane Ballard of Tucson, Ariz.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 309 W. Shaw St., Carlsbad NM 88220 or NMSU-Carlsbad Nursing Program, c/o Carlsbad Foundation, 116 S. Canyon St., Carlsbad NM 88220. 

Ella L. Neece
CARLSBAD — A funeral for Ella Lynn Neece, 77, of Montana Street, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Victory Baptist Church with the Rev. D. Mi-chael Lee officiating. Interment will follow at Carlsbad Cemetery.
Mrs. Neece died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, at Odessa Medical Center, Odessa, Texas.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ella Lynn Neece was born Sunday, Nov. 19, 1922, to Walter Trail and Louise Hanshaw Trail in Holden, Logan County, W.V., where she grew up.
She married Elza Curtis Neece on June 22, 1946. They lived in Holden while they began raising their family. In 1959, they moved to Carlsbad.
She was a member of Victory Baptist Church and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 30.
She only had two children, but she was a mother and grandmother to many. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, William “Bill” Trail; four sisters, Edna Dunnavant, Ruth Gilpin, Bonnie Trail and Mabel Trail; and her husband on Dec. 4, 1986.
Survivors include a son, Robert Neece of Albuquerque; daughter, Brenda Goodson of Carlsbad; sisters, Janira Trail Solchik of Holden, W.V., and Helen Trail Ferrell of Hewett, W.V.; one granddaughter, Shara Browning and husband, Steve, of Carlsbad; and two great-grandsons, Steven Browning and Kyle Browning of Carlsbad.
Pallbearers are Chuck Thompson, Paul Thompson, Don Thompson, David Thompson, Matt Thompson and Trey Thompson.
Honorary pallbearers are Steve Browning, Jim Dingler, Roy Goodson, Wade Murray and Charles Thompson.
Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. Friday at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home.

Lyndle R. Shastid
CARLSBAD — Graveside services for Lyndle R. Shastid, 44, of Bert Lane, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Sunset Gardens Memorial Park with the Rev. Stanley White, retired Southern Baptist minister, officiating, and honors by the Carlsbad Veterans Honor Guard. There will be no visitation.
Mr. Shastid died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, at his home.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lyndle Ray Shastid was born Saturday, June 25, 1955, in Dallas to Samuel Leroy and Bobbie Laverne Storey Shastid. He moved to Carlsbad in 1969 and graduated from Carlsbad High School in 1973.
He joined the Army when he was 18, serving in Germany during Vietnam. He worked at the port of entry, Carlsbad, for eight years. He enjoyed fishing and the outdoors. 
He was preceded in death by his grandparents and a brother, Danny Shastid, in 1991.
Survivors include his parents, Leroy and Bobbie Shastid of Carlsbad; brothers, Jason Shastid and wife, Susan, and Mike Shastid of Carlsbad; nephews, Robert Shastid and Dakota Shastid of Carlsbad; one uncle; two aunts; and several cousins.
Pallbearers are Tim Bradley, Quentin Hargrove, Daniel Hernandez, Fred Chavez, Buckey Barrett and Roger Shatney. 

Virginia D. Fawcett
CARLSBAD — Virginia D. Fawcett, 89, of South Country Club Circle died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at Carlsbad Medical Center.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place.
A memorial service will be held at a later date and will be announced at that time.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Virginia D. Fawcett was born Sunday, Oct. 16, 1910, in Warrensburg, Ill., to William Stewart and Clara Jessie Hartenbower Dando. Her father was a former minister of First Presbyterian Church in Carlsbad.
She grew up in Kansas, Illinois and Colorado, graduating from high school in Emporia, Kan.
She was a registered nurse, graduating from Kahler School of Nursing in Rochester, Minn., in 1931. She was associated with Mayo Clinic and worked in the Ophthalmology Department from 1931 to 1936.
Mrs. Fawcett was a member of the Pink Ladies Auxiliary at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester and was on the Board of Planned Parenthood in Minnesota.
She married Joseph Clayton Fawcett, DDS, on Sept. 8, 1934, in Rochester. In 1960, she moved to Carlsbad to care for her elderly parents.
She was director of Community Aid, a United Fund Agency; past member of Memorial Hospital Board; past member of Carlsbad Interagency Council; past member of Carlsbad Women’s Club; Eddy County Indigent Board; a contract nurse with the Carlsbad Health Office; and most recently, volunteered taking blood pressures at Southwest Medical Pharmacy until June 1994.
Along with Ray Anaya and Dr. A.H. Gutierrez, she started Christmas Anonymous. In 1989, she received the A.J. Crawford Community Service Award. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Fawcett enjoyed making Ojo de Dios, cooking and service to her community.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Feb. 27, 1955, and by a daughter at birth, Linda Fawcett.
Survivors include a son, William Joseph Clayton Fawcett of Carlsbad; daughter, Sherry F. Kearns of Carlsbad; brother, Llewellyn S. Dando of Chambersburg, Pa.; sister, Mary Jane Ballard of Tucson, Ariz.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 309 W. Shaw St., Carlsbad NM 88220 or NMSU-Carlsbad Nursing Program, c/o Carlsbad Foundation, 116 S. Canyon St., Carlsbad NM 88220. 

Lucie Huffman Boyer
GALLATIN, Mo. — A funeral for Lucie Hellen Fitzgerald Huffman Boyer, 88, of Gallatin and formerly of Carlsbad, will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Hope-Eldringhoff Funeral Home. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Gallatin.
Mrs. Boyer died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, at Daviess County Care Center.
Hope-Eldringhoff Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lucie Hellen Fitzgerald Huffman Boyer was born Oct. 1, 1911, in DeKalb County, Mo. She attended and graduated from Cameron High School in 1929.
Mrs. Boyer was a homemaker and had resided in the area until 1958 when she moved to Carlsbad. She moved back to Gallatin in 1999.
On June 28, 1952, she married Ralph E. Boyer in Hamilton, Mo. He preceded her in death on Aug. 17, 1969. Mrs. Boyer was of the Christian faith.
She was also preceded in death by a step-daughter, Norma Lloyd, and an infant brother.
Survivors include a son, Paul R. Huffman of Tishomingo, Okla.; two daughters, Doris Albrecht of Gallatin, Mo., and Bonnie Sue Fields of Aurora, Ill.; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great grandchildren.
Friends may call from 8 a.m. to service time today.

Stanley L. Riddle
CARLSBAD — A memorial service for Stanley L. Riddle, 72, of Concord, Calif., and formerly of Carlsbad, was held Sunday at First Baptist Church in Pacheco, Calif. Inurnment took place at Oakmont Memorial Park and Mortuary, Lafayette, Calif.
Mr. Riddle died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at his home.
Stanley Riddle was born July 24, 1927. He was a native of Dallas, but had lived in Carlsbad as a youth, graduating from Carlsbad High School in 1944. He attended Hardin Simmons University.
After serving time with the Navy, he made his home in Concord, Calif., where he had lived for the past 45 years and worked as a chemist-management public relations employee for Chevron.
He retired in 1986.
Mr. Riddle was a deacon associated with the Southern Baptist Convention and was a member of the Society of American Magicians, Assembly No. 112.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon Riddle, of the family home; sons, Gary Riddle of Vacaville, Calif., and Doug Riddle of Flagstaff, Ariz.; daughter, Marsha Davis of Pittsburg, Calif.; father, Tom D. Riddle of Melrose; brothers, Tom Ray Riddle of Melrose and Bob Riddle of Athens, Texas; and four grandchildren. 

Barbara A. Pinkert
LUBBOCK, Texas — A funeral for Barbara A. Pinkert, 60, of Slaton, Texas, and formerly of Carlsbad, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Trinity Chapel in Lubbock with the Rev. Paul Jantzen, officiating. Interment will follow at Englewood Cemetery in Slaton.
Mrs. Pinkert died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, at Covenant Medical Center.
White Funeral Home of Lubbock is in charge of arrangements.
Barbara Ann Pinkert was born April 25, 1939, in Santa Fe to Alvin Mack and Essie Pearl Harrell Cantwell. She attended Carlsbad schools. She moved to Slaton in 1960.
She married Leon Pinkert on July 5, 1963, in Slaton, Texas. Mrs. Pinkert was a homemaker who enjoyed gourmet cooking, knitting and collecting antiques.
She was a member of the Trinity Church.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Jody Brown, in 1999.
Survivors include sons, Dan L. Pinkert of Limon, Colo., and Gregory T. 
Pinkert of Slaton; daughters, Rhonda K. Abston of Slaton and ShawnDa R. Crawford of Snyder, Texas; brother, Buddy M. Cantwell of Dallas; sister, Jean Jones of Carlsbad; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials be made to: Trinity Church, 7002 Canton Ave., Lubbock, Texas 79413; or God’s Learning Channel, 5604 Martin Luther King Blvd., Lubbock, Texas 79404.
The family will receive friends at their home in Slaton.

Tennie L. Miller
CARLSBAD — A funeral for Tennie L. Miller, 90, of West Pierce Street, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Hinze of Hillcrest Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow at Carlsbad Cemetery.
Mrs. Miller died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, at Lakeview Christian Home of the Southwest Inc., Northgate Unit.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Tennie L. Miller was born Tuesday, April 13, 1909, in Brown County, Texas, to Allen L. and Minnie Minerva Thomas Alford.
She married David Parks “Dave” Miller on Dec. 26, 1924.
Mrs. Miller was a telephone operator for Barber Oil Company. She enjoyed arts and crafts, rock hunting and collecting rocks, fishing, camping, gardening and flowers.
She had been a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church for more than 50 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Nov. 22, 1995; a son, Quinton Miller; brother, Curtis Alford; grandson, Leslie Reynolds; and a great-grandson, Shane English.
Survivors include a daughter, Willie Dean Reynolds of Longmont, Colo.; sisters, Lucille Monsey of Hobbs and Marguerite Alford of Abilene, Texas; four grandchildren, Gary Neil Reynolds of Santa Fe, Debra Sue Reynolds-McMahon of Longmont, Colo., David Eugene Reynolds of Aurora, Colo., and Cheryl Lynn English of Loganville, Ga.; and nine great-grandchildren, Shade English, Johnny English, Jeffrey Reynolds, C. Felice Reynolds, Brian Stacy, Quinton Reynolds, Jeff Myron, Jason Myron and Ava Reynolds.
Pallbearers will be the deacons of Hillcrest Baptist Church.
Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. today at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home.

Joyce Terrill
ARTESIA — A funeral for Joyce Terrill, 63, of South 4th Street, will be at 10 a.m. today at Terpening and Son Chapel with the Rev. Rick Sullivan officiating. Interment will be in Muleshoe Memorial Park, Muleshoe, Texas, at 4 p.m. CST.
Mrs. Terrill died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, at the Artesia Good Samaritan Center.
Terpening and Son Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Joyce Terrill was born Jan. 1, 1937, to William and B. Etta Reynolds Landcaster.
She married Ray Terrill in 1955 in Muleshoe, Texas. He preceded her in death on Jan. 31, 1995.
They moved to Artesia from Progress, Texas, in 1995. Mrs. Terrill was a housewife.
She was a member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Betty Jean Terrill of Levelland, Texas; and a brother, Don Landcaster of Artesia.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 322 W. Grand Ave., Artesia NM 88210.

Gloria J. Hobbs
ARTESIA — A funeral for Gloria J. Hobbs, 53, of South 5th Street, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Rick Sullivan officiating. Interment will follow at Woodbine Cemetery.
Ms. Hobbs died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000, at Artesia General Hospital.
Terpening and Son Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Gloria Jean Hobbs was born Sept. 16, 1946, in Artesia to Orville and Rita Pack Chambers.
She grew up in Artesia. She left Artesia in 1969 and moved back in 1995. She was a ranch wife and bookkeeper for Artesia Furniture.
She was a member of First Baptist Church, volunteer for the American Cancer Society, 4-H volunteer, Ladies Circle, Midland High School volunteer, member of Cowbells and Wool Auxiliary.
Survivors include her parents, Orville and Rita Chambers of Artesia; a son, Justin Hobbs of Artesia; brother, Bob Chambers of Artesia; and sister, Leta Scott of Artesia.
Memorials may be made to: American Cancer Society, 1404 N. Kentucky, Roswell, NM 88201; Vista Care Hospice Foundation, 601 N. Canal, Carlsbad, NM 88220; or First Baptist Church Benevolence Fund.
Friends may call today at Terpening and Son Mortuary.

Cecil Elba Woodard
ARTESIA — The funeral for Cecil Elba Woodard, 90, of Broken Arrow will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Lewis Mowery officiating. Internment will take place at Woodbine Cemetery.
Mrs. Woodard died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at Artesia General Hospital.
Terpening and Son Mortuary Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.
Cecil Elba Woodard was born Aug. 2, 1909, in Callahan County, Texas, to Vernial and Katie Clifton Pierce. She married Otha Martin Woodard in Colorado City, Texas, on Jan. 26, 1926. He preceded her in death March 15, 1976.
Mrs. Woodard moved to Artesia from Lovington in November 1975. She was a housewife and belonged to Calvary Baptist church.
She was preceded in death by two sisters; four brothers; a daughter, Francis Marie Woodard, in 1927; and a grandson, Royce Lane Woodard in 1963.
Survivors include daughter, Wynell “Nell” Baker from Artesia; son, Roy Woodard from Clovis; sister, Clara Henderson from Abilene, Texas; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Sheryl Baker, Shane Baker, Gerald Price, Brent Woodard, Craig Smith and Brandon Woodard.
Memorials may be made to Baptist Children’s Home, P.O. Drawer 629, Portales, N.M. 88130.
Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. today at Terpening and Son Mortuary. Family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the mortuary.

Manuel M. Elizondo
CARLSBAD — The funeral for Manuel M. Elizondo, 76, of Tulip Street, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at San Jose Catholic Church with the Rev. Valentine Jankowski officiating. Interment will follow at Carlsbad Cemetery with honors by the Carlsbad Veterans Honor Guard.
A vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at San Jose Catholic Church.
Mr. Elizondo died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, at his home.
Manuel M. Elizondo was born Saturday, Dec. 1, 1923, to Manuel M. and Josefina Miranda Elizondo in Carlsbad. After school he worked in Portales with the Civilian Conservation Corp. He then moved to Puget Sound, Wash., to work in the shipyards before joining the Navy.
He was a member of the fighting Seabees during World War II, serving in Japan and the Philippines. After the war, he returned to Carlsbad and married Helen Terrazas on Aug. 27, 1955.
Mr. Elizondo worked for IMC for a few years and then worked for the New Mexico State Highway Department, retiring in 1986.
He was a member of San Jose Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Helen, of Carlsbad; three sons, Frank Terrazas of Phoenix, Richard Elizondo of Carlsbad and Kenneth Elizondo of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.; daughter, Kethleen Flores of McGregor, Texas; sisters Estella Elizondo of Monterrey Park, Calif., and Matilda Florez of Carlsbad; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Martin Elizondo Sr., Martin Elizondo Jr., Manuel Madrid, Marion Terrazas, David Elizondo Jr. and Johnnie McIntyre. Honorary pallbearer will be Frank Columbani.
Memorial contributions may be made to San Jose Catholic Church, 1002 S. Debaca, Carlsbad, N.M. 88220, or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 2252, Carlsbad, N.M. 88221-2252.
Friends may visit from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home Chapel.

Albert Beason
ALBUQUERQUE — The funeral for Albert Lee Beason, 86, formerly of Carlsbad, will be at 2 p.m. today at French Mortuary in Albuquerque with the Rev. Richard Johnson officiating.
Burial will follow at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Mike Buckner, Azeez Hindi, James McCallon, Danny Voight, Ryan Buckner and John Foeder.
Mr. Beason died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, in Albuquerque.
French Funeral Home in Albuquerque is in charge of arrangements.
Albert Lee Beason worked as a partner for Beasons Furniture and Sporting Goods in Carlsbad for 25 years. He loved traveling, wood working and being with his family.
Mr. Beason was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Jessie Beason of Albuquerque; a son, Lester Beason of Alcoa, Tenn.; three daughters, Sandra Othick of Las Vegas, Nev., and Beverly Silsby and Kay Beason of Albuquerque; three brothers, Sport Beason of Lubbock, Texas, Charlie Beason of Sparks, Nev., and Si Beason of Carlsbad; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of service at French Mortuary.


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