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Carlsbad Current-Argus (NM) - April 21, 2007  CARLSBAD - A memorial service for Kenneth "Bud" Webber, 82, of Alameda Street will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Grace Episcopal Church with Father Thomas Gray officiating. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 508 W. Fox, Carlsbad, N.M. 88220 or Grace House at Carlsbad Foundation, 116 S. Canyon, Carlsbad, NM 88220. Arrangements are by West Funeral Home. Mr. Webber died Monday, April 16, 2007 at home. Kenneth Joseph "Bud" Webber was born March 24, 1925 in Cloquet, Minn. to Albert Joseph and Irene (Erickson) Webber. He married Barbara Jean Webber on Oct. 9, 1949, in Carlsbad. She preceded him in death on Oct. 19, 2005 after 56 years of wedded bliss. He married Dora A. Larez on May 20, 2007 in Carlsbad. Bud had retired as a foreman from Southwestern Public Service. He was a member of Eddy Lodge #21, the Shrine Club, BPO Elks #1558, DAV Post 13, VFW Post 3277 and Sheriff's Posse. In his spare time he enjoyed golfing, woodworking and making jewelry and pottery. Bud could make anything. He is survived by his wife, Dora, of the family home, son Robert Lynn Webber and wife Robin of Franktown, Colo., daughters Sylvia Montano and husband Serferino of Portales, and Kathy Larez of Carlsbad; granddaughters: Jamie Hall and husband Chad and their son Nathan of Castle Rock, Colo., and Jennifer Wolf and husband Brad and their daughters Allison and Victoria of Jackson Hole, Wyo., brother Herbert Webber and wife Gerry of Arlington, Texas, and sisters Kathleen Ekholm and husband Bill of Cloquet, Minn. and Patsy Mall of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.
Carlsbad Current-Argus (NM) - February 21, 2007 CARLSBAD - Sybal L. West, 89, of North Olive Street, passed away Feb. 19, 2007 at Carlsbad Medical Center. Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. today. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at Denton-Wood Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bobby W. Fuller officiating. Interment will follow at Carlsbad Cemetery. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Sybal L. West was born Sept. 11, 1917 in Mill Creek, Okla. to John R. and Margaret Brashear Chester. She was an active member of Bethel Baptist Church for over 50 years, where she taught Sunday School and was involved in many ministries within the church. Sybal thoroughly enjoyed restoring and refinishing antiques. She was an avid gardener and was a Doe in the Elks Lodge No. 1558. Sybal had a great love for her grandchildren and adored taking care of them. She will be remembered for her infectious smile she shared with everyone. Sybal was preceded in death by her parents, husband, W. H. "Bud" West, daughter Beverly Ann Moon, four brothers and one sister. Survivors include three daughters: Joy Magby and husband, Edgar of Carlsbad; Patsy Tucker of Brownwood, Texas; and Shirley Swift of Carlsbad; son, Bert West and wife, D'Ann of Silver City; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; two brothers: Don Chester and wife, LaFonda of Carlsbad; and Ted Chester and wife, Beverley of Kansas City, Kan. Pallbearers will be Justin Magby, Roland Magby, Brad Magby, Bobby Steward, Chris Steward, William Swift and Wade Tucker Jr. Memorial contributions may be made to Lakeview Christian Home, 1905 West Pierce Street, Carlsbad, NM 88220.
Carlsbad Current-Argus (NM) - December 25, 2006r CARLSBAD - Dr. George Wheeler, 75, of East Orchard Lane, Carlsbad, passed away Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006 at his home. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006 at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Craig Cockrell officiating. Carlsbad Veterans Honor Guard will provide military honors. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Health Clinic NMSU-Carlsbad, c/o Carlsbad Foundation, 116 S. Canyon St., Carlsbad, NM 88220.
Carlsbad Current-Argus (NM) - November 18, 2006  CARLSBAD - Thelma D. White, 90 of Carlsbad passed away Nov. 17, 2006 at Mission Arch Care Center in Roswell. A private family interment will be held at Carlsbad. Interment will follow at Carlsbad Cemetery. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Thelma D. White was born May 30, 1916 to Benjamin Lutz and Florence Hartman Lutz in Powell, Wyo. Thelma graduated from Albuquerque High School. She married Bob White in 1934. They soon moved to Bisbee, Ariz., where they lived until moving to Carlsbad in 1951. Thelma worked for Montgomery Ward and later for Jackson Drug Store for a number of years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. Thelma was also in the Eastern Star and a Pythian Sister. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, sewing and traveling. Mrs. White is preceded in death by husband Robert A. White, sister Inez. Survivors are sons Robert K. White and wife Karen of Canon City, Colo; Donald White and wife Olivia of Sandia Park, NM, daughters Joan Riley and husband Jim of Greenville, S.C., brother Benjamin Lutz of Covinia, Calif, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Leslie L. Wilkie, 85, of Wyoming Street, passed away Friday, Dec. 25, 2009, at Lakeview Christian Home. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Denton-Wood Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009, at Denton-Wood Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Terry McKean officiating. Interment will follow in Carlsbad Cemetery. Carlsbad Veterans' Honor Guard will provide military honors. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Leslie L. Wilkie was born July 24, 1924, in Crisp, Texas, to Robert Lee and Donie (Bullock) Wilkie. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II, being assigned to transporting an admiral on his boat. Leslie played guitar and sang at the senior center, liked to dance, and had numerous interests throughout his long life. Survivors include his wife, Shirley E. Wilkie; sons: James Wilkie and wife, Rosemary of Carlsbad, N.M., and Robert C. Wilkie and wife, Katherine of Apalacian, N.Y.; daughters: Frankie L. Wiseman and husband, Curtis of San Antonio, Texas, Sharon D. Martindale and husband, Bill of Cedar Creek, Texas, and Sonia Shirlene Thimmesch and husband, Chuck of Sheboygan Falls, Wis.; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Curtis Wiseman, Bill Martindale, Zachary Martindale, Mark Wilkie, Mark Maresko and Chuck Thimmesch.
Carlsbad Current-Argus (NM) - August 9, 2007  CARLSBAD - Jack Williams, 89, of East Hamilton Street, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007, at Landsun Health Services. Visitation will be 1-7 p.m., today at Denton-Wood Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday, at Cavern Baptist Church with Bro. Herb Gage officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Gardens Memorial Park. Carlsbad Veterans Honor Guard will provide military honors. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Jack Williams was born to Jess and Meady (Aarant) Williams on Oct. 20, 1917, in Murfreesboro, Ark. He went to work for Barnsal Oil Company in Grants, where he was always proud to say he worked with President Truman's brother-in-law for two years. Jack served his country in the US Army during World War II. He married Nina Moore Aug. 11, 1945, in Las Cruces. Jack and Nina moved to Grand Isle, La., where he helped build the first off shore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. He went to work in the potash industry here in Carlsbad in 1956 and worked until retirement in 1981. Jack enjoyed horseback riding and made numerous trips into the Gila National Forest on horseback. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Cavern Baptist Church. Jack was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Nina Williams; son, Hubert Williams; granddaughter, Angela Williams; four brothers and one sister. He is survived by two sons: John Paul Williams of Carlsbad; and Thomas "Tadd" Williams and wife, Michelle of Carlsbad; three grandchildren: Sheila Ditmore, Chance Williams and Cheyanne Williams; three great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters: Ivy Collie and Mary Dollar; and brother, David Ditmore. Pallbearers are Houston Jurney, Jerry Lackey, Bill Gillock, Ronnie Lucas, Butch Putman, Donnie Jurney and Ken Daniel. Honorary pallbearers are Paul Landrum and Kenneth Tanner. Memorial contributions may be made to CARC, 902 W. Cherry Lane, Carlsbad, NM 88220 or National Breast Cancer Foundation, 2600 Network Blvd, Suite 300, Frisco, TX 75034.
Wilson,Sylvia Faye  1-1-1943     3-20-2009    Cremated Memorial services are scheduled at 10 a.m. Monday, March 23, at Terpening & Son Chapel for Syluvia Faye Wilson, R403 N. 13th St., Artesia. Mrs. Wilson, 66, died Friday, March 20, 2009, at Artesia General Hospital. The Rev. Michael Elliot will officiate at the services. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary. Mrs. Wilson was born Jan. 1, 1943, in Knox City, Texas; the daughter of Floyd Spoon and Lucille (McCoy) Spoon. On April 7, 1971, she was married to Frank Wilson in Ada, Okla. She came to Artesia in 1993 from Oklahoma. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Baptist denomination and the Artesia Country Club. Survivors include her husband Frank Wilson of the family home; daughter Sylvia Eilson and husband Less of Loleta, Texas; two grandchildren Dale and Jamie Harrison; and three great-grandchildren. Services are under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary. Family and friends may view the obituary and sign the online guestbook at www.artesiafunerals.com. submitted by Virginia Stanbrough
William Edward Wilson of Erie, Colo., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009, at the age of 69, following a long illness. Bill was predeceased by his father, William Page Wilson of Carlsbad, N.M. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Carolyn Whiting Wilson; his two children: Kristin Wilson Cerione and William Carter Wilson; and four grandchildren: Chloe Sofia Cerione, Quintin Christopher Cerione, Iliana Evelyn Wilson and William Sawyer Wilson. He is also survived by his mother, Frances Joy Foster Wilson of Carlsbad, N.M.; his brother, Jon Page Wilson; and two sisters: Claire Wilson Brandenburg and Stevia Wilson Shaw. Bill was born and raised in Carlsbad, N.M. He went on to attend Cornell University (B.S.E.E. '64), Syracuse University (M.S.E.E. '69) and the University of New Mexico (M.B.A. '75). He also served as an Air Force officer from 1964-1969. Bill enjoyed a productive career in the microwave electronics industry starting as a project engineer at Sandia Laboratories in Albuquerque. His later career was highlighted by a number of executive positions in California including serving as president of Amplica Inc., chairman and C.E.O of Microwave Technology Inc., and most recently president of Microsource Inc. and Giga-tronics Board Member. Bill will be missed for his easy smile, bright sense of humor and generosity of spirit toward all. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the or Cornell University. Plans for a memorial service are pending.
Carlsbad Current-Argus (NM) - October 3, 2007  CARLSBAD - Patricia Wood, 57, of Cass Drive, passed away Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007, at her home. A private graveside service was held Oct. 1 at Carlsbad Cemetery with Pastor Dennis McKinley officiating. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Patricia Wood was born Jan. 18, 1950, in Carlsbad to William J. and Louise McVickers. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, who raised her, Hatty S. Jones, in 2001. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Jim Wood of Carlsbad; children: Shannon Wood Clements and husband, Ed of Carlsbad, James F. Wood Jr. and wife, Carrie of Midland, Texas, Coley C. Wood and wife, Stephanie of Midland, Texas, and Kimberley Wood Yoder and husband, Joe of Las Vegas, Nev.; father, William J. Jones of Carlsbad; mother, Louise Diffenbaugh of Carlsbad; grandchildren: Ryan Cantwell, J.D. Wood, Krysten Wood, Haze Wood, Chelsea Wood, Savannah Wood, Luke Wood, Teagan Wood, Britni Yoder and Hattie Yoder; sister, Pamela Jones of Mt. Vernon, Ill.; stepsister, Debra Wingratch; and half brothers, Bruce Diffenbaugh and Marley Burt Hollis. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 10501 Montgomery Blvd. NE No. 300, Albuquerque, NM 87111, or a charity of your choice.
Carlsbad Current-Argus (NM) - August 25, 2007 CARLSBAD - Harlan James "Snookums" Yarbro, 76, of Westridge Road, passed away Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007, at his home. Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. today at Denton-Wood Funeral Home. A graveside service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Carlsbad Cemetery with Pastor Bob Bacon officiating. Carlsbad Veterans Honor Guard will provide military honors. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Harlan James Yarbro was born June 15, 1931, in Carlsbad to Bonnie Byrd and Ollie Marie (Burton) Yarbro. Harlan grew up in Loving and attended school in Carlsbad. He joined the Navy in 1950, where he served in the Korean War. He worked for Duval/Penzoil for 30 years in Carlsbad, Tucson, Ariz., and Pecos, Texas. Harlan loved his family very much. He was especially proud of his children and grandchildren. Harlan's family would like to extend their appreciation to Landsun Home Health Services for the care that was given to Harlan. Survivors include his wife, Gerry Yarbro of Carlsbad; two sons: Kelly and wife, Lana of Andrews, Texas, and Mark and wife, Beth of Tucson; daughter, Suzy and husband, Al of Cleveland, N.M.; sisters, Laverne Patterson of Chino Valley, Ariz., Barbara Davis of Albuquerque, Vada Garrett of Phoenix, and Vonda Wyre and husband, Vic of Big Spring, Texas; brother, Mickey Yarbro and wife, Linda of Battle Mountain, Nev.; brother-in-law, Don Bridgwater of Carlsbad; seven grandchildren: Adam, Nicholas, Julie, Sarah, Nathan, Holly and Chris; five great-grandchildren: Kamren, Heaven Lee, Vaan Allen, Jason James and Justin; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers are Kelly Yarbro, Art Davis, Troy Wyre, Nathan Earnest, Mickey Yarbro and Mark Yarbro.
Carlsbad Current-Argus (NM) - August 21, 2007 CARLSBAD - Ethel I. Yeoward, 69, of Westridge Road passed away Sunday, Aug. 19, 2007, at Landsun Health Services. Per her wishes, cremation has taken place. Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Central Christian Church with Pastor Andy Harris officiating. Ethel I. Yeoward was born Aug. 27, 1937, in DeKalb, Ill., to Richard Earl and Ella May (Blake) Burtch. On July 1, 1961, she and Fred K. (Pete) Yeoward were married in Sycamore, Ill. They moved to Carlsbad in 1981. Ethel was a member of Central Christian Church. She was a volunteer at Carlsbad Community Theater. Ethel helped with public school fundraising projects. She had a compassion for children and provided day care for several children. Ethel will be remembered as a faith-filled loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Jeremy Ross Foster; and two great-grandchildren: Rebecca Diane Miley and Aaron Joseph Miley. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Fred K. "Pete" Yeoward, of Carlsbad; three daughters: Victoria Foster and husband, Stephen of Cortland, Ill., Susan Thompson and husband, Ronald of Carlsbad, and Dorie Fannin and husband, Eddy of Carlsbad; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Richard Burtch and wife, Carolene of Davis Junction, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Central Christian Church, 305 Oak Street, Carlsbad, NM 88220.
Carlsbad Current-Argus (NM) - January 25, 2007  CARLSBAD - Clifton W. "Clif" York, 90, of North Richard Street, passed away Jan. 24, 2007 at Carlsbad Medical Center. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. today. The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. at Denton-Wood Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Denton-Wood Funeral Home Chapel with Michael Joiner officiating. Interment will follow at Carlsbad Cemetery. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Clifton Wallace York was born March 6, 1916 to Joseph and Nevada Shields York in Mineral Wells, Texas. He moved to Carlsbad in 1938 from Odessa, Texas. Clif married Mary Jane Van Wagner on Jan. 19, 1941 in Carlsbad. He worked for the Potash Mines and retired in 1978, after 40 years of service. Clif was very proud of his daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and cherished the time he spent with them. He enjoyed golf, gardening, raising livestock and various construction jobs that he often was involved with. He was a member of the Fox and Lake Church of Christ and the Elks Lodge No. 1558. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Mary Jane York in 1996, a great-grandson, three brothers and four sisters. He is survived by four daughters: Kathy Antwine and husband, Buddy of Bandera, Texas; Nina Ervin of Rio Rancho; Barbara Stafford and husband, Steve of Carlsbad; and Pat Antwine and husband, Jerry of El Paso, Texas; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Bobby Jack York of Beaumont, Texas. Pallbearers will be his grandsons and family members. Memorial contributions may be made to Lakeview Christian Home of the Southwest, 1905 W. Pierce Street, Carlsbad, NM 88220.
Young, Joe  3-30-1927    3-17-2009     Joe Young, age 81, of Artesia, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2009, at Alleghany Rehabilitation Center in Sparta. He was a former resident of Golden Living Center in Mt. Airy, N.C. Young was born in Dekalb, Texas, on March 30, 1927, to the late James Harvey and Amanda Pearl Welch Harvey. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked as a driller on an oil rig for more than 30 years. Young is survived by his wife Catherine Eileen Sinclair Young of Artesia; two daughters and a son-in-law, Jolene Elsesser of Corvallis, Mont., Linda and David Brown of Mt. Airy; a son, Richard Carter of Alamogardo; grandchildren, Amy Gravely and husband, Andy, Melissa Brown, Eric Brown all of Mt. Airy and Rhonda, Crystal and Michael Carter of New Mexico; 10 great grandchildren; a sister, Hazel West of Artesia; and a nephew, Bobby West and Wife, Suzanne of Artesia. In addition to his parents, Young was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, March 20, 2009, at Moody Funeral Home in Mt. Airy. The family will have a private graveside service at a later time. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Hospice and Palliative Care Center, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston Salem, N.C. 27103. Online condolences may be made to www.moodyfuneralservices.com. . submitted by Virgina Stanbrough
 
 

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