Carlsbad Current-Argus (NM) - August 25, 2007 CARLSBAD -
Jose L. Acevedo,
20, of Ninth Street, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007, off of Highway
62-180. There are no services scheduled at this time. There will be no
visitation. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements were by West
Funeral Home Jose Luis Acevedo was born Aug. 26, 1986, in Carlsbad to
Oscar Ascevedo and Mary Lou Gutierrez. He was raised and educated in
Carlsbad graduating from Carlsbad High School and he attended
NMSU-Carlsbad for one year. Jose enjoyed working out at Total Fitness,
riding motorcycles, dancing, and spending time with his family and
friends. He is survived by his parents of Carlsbad, two sisters: Alicia
and Victoria Acevedo, and one nephew, Dominic Acevedo, all of Carlsbad.
Current-Argus (NM) - June 22, 2007 CARLSBAD - A funeral Mass
for George V.
"Chochi" Acosta, 71 of Ash Street will be
celebrated at 5 p.m. Monday, June 25, 2007 at San Jose Catholic Church
with Father Valentine Jankowski officiating. Interment will follow in
Sunset Gardens Memorial Park. A prayer vigil will be held at 7 p.m.
Sunday at San Jose Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m.
today (June 23) and from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at West Funeral Home Chapel.
Arrangements are by West Funeral Home.
Carlsbad Current-Argus (NM) - January 13, 2007 CARLSBAD - A
funeral Mass for Jose
B. Acosta, 57 of Monterey St, will be
celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at San Jose Catholic Church with Father
Valentine Jankowski O.F.M. Conv. Officiating. Interment will follow in
Santa Catarina Cemetery. A prayer vigil will be held at 7 p.m. on
Monday,January 15 at San Jose Church. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m.
today and Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at West Funeral Home.
Arrangements are by West Funeral Home. Jose Baiza Acosta was born
February 6, 1949 in Carlsbad to Juan E. Sr. andEliza (Baiza) Acosta. He
was a member of San Jose Catholic Church. Hisfavorite things to do were
watching cartoons and eating cookies. He waspreceded in death by his
parents and Juanita Acosta. Jose is survived by three brothers Juan Jr.
and wife Martha, Adan Acosta, Daniel Acosta and wife Patricia and three
sisters Delia A. Martinez and husband Julio, Olivia Lara and Eva
Morales, all of Carlsbad. Pallbearers are Rudolfo "Bryan" Martinez,
Jose Martinez Jr., Rico Morales andChris Morales.
(NM) - December 28, 2006 CARLSBAD - Funeral services for Billy F. Adams,
85, of West Howard Street, are scheduled for noon today at Sunset
Church of Christ with Michael Joiner and Dr. Tom Andrews officiating.
Interment will follow at Hagerman Cemetery. Carlsbad Veterans Honor
Guard will provide military honors. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in
charge of the arrangements. Mr. Adams died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006, at
his home. Billy was born to W.C. and Willie Adams on June 25, 1921 in
Stamford, Texas. He graduated from High School in Dexter and completed
certification from Coyne Electrical School in Chicago, Ill. Billy and
Willine were married in Roswell on Dec. 26, 1941. During World War II,
he served in Europe including France, Germany, and Austria. He received
numerous metals during his service and was honorably discharged in
1946. Bill was employed as an electrician at the U.S. Potash mines for
21 years and as an Instrument Foreman at Kerr-McGee for 17 years. He
retired in 1986. Bill enjoyed traveling and had covered most of the
states including Alaska and Hawaii as well as Europe. Bill was a
long-time member of Sunset Church of Christ Church, a faithful follower
of Jesus Christ and a strong example for all who knew him. He will be
missed. The family wishes to thank Lakeview Hospice for their loving
support. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Willine Adams of
Roswell; two daughters, Brenda K. Hunt of Ft. Worth, and Mary Evans and
husband Ken of Ft. Worth; son Lane Adams and wife Terrie of Ruidoso;
granddaughter Shawna VanNoy of Ft. Worth; great-granddaughter Brooklyn
VanNoy of Ft. Worth; and very close and special in-laws, many special
nieces and nephews and a host of wonderful friends.
Carlsbad Current-Argus (NM) - October 5, 2006 PARKER, Colo. - Lee Adams
of Parker, Colorado died on vacation in New Mexico on September 12,
2006 from a stroke and injuries sustained in a fall. Born Edward Lee
Adams, May 14, 1941 in Las Vegas, New Mexico to Edward William Adams
and Louise Russell Adams, Lee grew up in Carlsbad, New Mexico, attended
the University of Colorado, and graduated from New Mexico State
University with a Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering. He worked for
Martin-Marietta in Denver, Colorado and with the space program in Cape
Canaveral, Florida. He became branch manager for Honeywell, Commercial
Division (Sales) in Denver and went on to assist and consult with other
firms in temperature and security system controls and transaction
processing. Lee was a kind and gentle husband, father, brother and
uncle. Always helping others to stretch their mental and physical
capacities, he will be remembered as an avid golfer and musician. Lee
is survived by his wife, Linda Adams of Parker, Colorado, his brother
and sister-in-law John R. and Phyllis Adams of Santa Fe, New Mexico and
niece, Jessica Adams, of Albuquerque. Keith Adams, Lee and Linda's son,
and Lee's parents precede him. A family observance has been held.
Carlsbad Current-Argus (NM) - August 26, 2006 CARLSBAD - Funeral
services for John
Allen, 88, of North Howard Street, are
scheduled for 1 p.m. today at Blodgett Street Baptist Church with
Pastor David Prell, Pastor Bobby Fuller and Pastor Gary Wolfe
officiating. Mr. Allen died Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2006, at the University
Medical Center in Lubbock. Interment at Carlsbad Cemetery will follow
the funeral service. Presentation of the American flag by Carlsbad
Veterans Honor Guard will take place at graveside. Denton-Wood Funeral
Home is in charge of the arrangements. John Allen was born to John Irma
Allen, Sr. and Edith Brown Allen on May 26, 1918, in Mountain Park,
Okla. He grew up and attended school in Blair, Okla. John moved to
Dora, N.M. where he was self- employed as a truck driver delivering
gasoline to rural areas. He joined the Army in June 1942, and in
October of that year married the lady who would be his friend and
partner for the next 63 years, Dorothy Prater. John spent the next two
years in Europe serving his country during World War II. John and
Dorothy moved to Carlsbad in 1951 where he was an electrician for
Budwine Service Electric and Carlsbad Electric until his retirement in
1987. He was a member of the Blodgett Street Baptist Church and served
as a Deacon and Treasurer for many years. He recently received a
50-year member pin from the International Brotherhood of Electrical
Workers. John enjoyed making watches and clocks in his spare time, a
craft he learned while in the Army. He loved his family and church, and
will be missed by many whose lives he touched. Survivors include his
wife of 63 years Dorothy; son Royce Allen and wife MaryAnn of Carlsbad;
brother Travis Allen and wife Gladys of Artesia; two sisters, Verla
Brown and husband Delbert of Portales and Zona Lee Garrison and husband
Alvin of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two grandsons, Christopher Allen, wife
Crystal and children Caylei and Carter of Pearland, Texas and Sean
Allen of Pearland; step-granddaughter, Farah Coleman and children
Hailie and Kenzi Coleman of Carlsbad; and brother-in-law, Billy Prater
and wife Peggy of Dora, N.M. He was preceded in death by his parents,
John Allen, Sr. and Edith Allen and a sister, Frances Shafer.
Pallbearers will be Bob Moss, Berry Pace, Terry Patterson, Dave Bryant,
Keith Lacy and Barry Calahan. Honorary pallbearers are Alan Lacy,
Willie Smith, Ernest Crowley, J.C. Evans, Billy Johnson, Bill Fincher,
Dan Dowhower, Ron Pyeatt, Melvin Pyeatt, Mark Davis, Dirk Ellyson and
his church family.
Carlsbad Current-Argus (NM) - August 28, 2007 CARLSBAD - A
funeral Mass for Monica
Elaine Arrey, 28, of Cypress, Calif., will
be at 10 a.m. Thursday at San Jose Catholic Church. Father Cyprian
Uline of St. Edward Church will officiate. Interment will follow in
Carlsbad Cemetery. A prayer vigil will be at 7 p.m. today at San Jose
Church. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at West Funeral
Home Chapel. Arrangements are by West Funeral Home. Monica Elaine
Arrey, formerly of Carlsbad, born June 26, 1979, in Silver City, was
called home by the Lord Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007, in Newport Beach,
Calif. Monica was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Sotera
Arrey; maternal grandparents, Vicente and Dolores Rivera; and cousins,
Leigh Ann Galvan and William Yniguez. She is survived by parents,
Robert and Zulema Arrey of Carlsbad; sisters: Angel Arrey of Carlsbad
and Erica Arrey of Anaheim, Calif.; niece/godchild, Shianne Rojas and
brother-in-law, Jessie Rojas, both of Carlsbad; and soul mate Thomas
Manner of Cypress, Calif. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles,
cousins and friends. She enjoyed spending time with her two dogs which
she dearly loved, Mia and Hannah. Pallbearers will be Thomas Manner,
Jeremy Arrey, Joey Arrey, Steven Arrey, Eddie Rivera, Daniel Colman,
Adam Arrey, Eric Arrey and Derry Bleich.
Carlsbad Current-Argus (NM) - October 23, 2006 CARLSBAD - Marvin Bailey,
88, of Moore Drive, Carlsbad passed away Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006, at his
home. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today. Funeral services are
scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hillcrest Baptist Church with Pastor
John Hinze and Chaplain Jimmy Ryan officiating. Interment will follow
at Carlsbad Cemetery Carlsbad Veterans Honor Guard will provide
military honors. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of the
arrangements. Marvin was born to Van Bunyan and Liddie Mae Thorton
Bailey on June 6, 1918 in Broken Bow, Okla. He was a veteran of World
War II and a survivor of the Bataan Death March. Marvin served in
Battery F of the 200th Coast Artillery and survived internment in
Japanese prison camps in the Philippines and Japan. He retired from
Southwestern Public Service Company after many years of service. Marvin
was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, American Defenders of
Bataan and Corregidor, American Ex-Prisoners of War and the Roadrunner
Gem and Minerals Club. He was also a member of the Hillcrest Baptist
Church where he was active in the Senior Adult Ministry. Marvin was
preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, three sisters and two
great-grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Margaret
Bailey of Carlsbad; two sons, Marvin Bailey and wife Sandy of Rio
Rancho, and Stephen Bailey and wife Jami of Lovington; three daughters,
Patricia Gilliland of Carlsbad, Linda Morrow of Carlsbad, and Mary
Florek and husband John of Carlsbad; 12 grandchildren, 18
great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Shane
Bailey, Jason Hotze, Scott Early, Jay Marrow, Alex Bailey and Sean
Early. Honorary pallbearers are Marvin's Men's Sunday School Class,
Ex-Bataan POW's and Larry Avitia.
Carlsbad Current-Argus (NM) - January 13, 2007 CARLSBAD - Connie Bickerstaff,
77, of Ural Drive passed away Jan. 10, 2007 at Landsun Health Services
Center. Cremation has taken place and the Bickerstaff family will
welcome friends and family Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 1601 Ural
Drive. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Cornelia Siebenthal wasborn to Charles and Cornelia Siebenthal on Aug.
13, 1929 in San Antonio, Texas. Connie graduated from Carlsbad High
School in 1946. She married Gene Bickerstaff on August 2, 1947 in
Alamogordo. Connie worked as an administrative secretary for Dr. M.K.
Miner for many years and then worked as a legal secretary for the
McCormick and Forbes Law Firm for several years. She went to work for
Merchant Livestock over 25 years ago, where she worked until June of
2006. Connie was involved with the Carlsbad Community Concert
Association, where she served as treasurer. She was a member of the
First United Methodist Church and sang in the choir at the First
Christian Church. Connie was also a member of the Cavemen Sam's Club
and Mu Master Beta Sigma Phi. She was preceded in death by her parents,
and brother, Bob Siebenthal. Survivors are spouse Gene Bickerstaff,
husband of 59 years, three children Cheri Williams of Carlsbad, Lynda
Bickerstaff of Carlsbad, Andy Bickerstaff of Carlsbad, seven
grandchildren, eight-great-grandchildren and two
great-great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to
Charles Stanley Siebenthal Music Scholarship Fund, c/o Carlsbad
Foundation, 116 S. Canyon, Carlsbad, NM 88220 or Amercian Cancer
Society, 10501 Montgomery Blvd. Suite 300 N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87111.
Memorial services will be held at a later date for
“Dick” Billings, 30 SKP Ranch Road,
Lakewood.Billings, 78, died Saturday, April 4, 2009, at Artesia General
Hospital.Cremation has taken place under the direction of Terpening
& Son Mortuary.
Billings was born March 8,
1931, in Long Beach, Calif.; the son of Irvin Billings and Lucy
On June 30, 1984, he was married to Lucile Nichols in Cheney, Wash. He
came to Artesia in 2000 from Washington.
He was a HVAC mechanic and
member the Escapees R.V. Club. He and Lucile spent the last nine years
traveling and living in their R.V. and made Lakewood their home.
Survivors include his wife Lucile Billings of Lakewood; four daughters;
a step-daughter; two step-sons; two brothers; fourteen grandchildren;
and ten great-grandchildren.
are under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary.
(submitted by Virginia Stanbrough)
Robert A. Jr. - December 5, 2000
Services for Robert A. "Bob" Birch Jr., 64, of 1002 Vogel Road,
Artesia, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Woodbine Cemetery. The
Rev. Lewis Mowery will officiate. Birch died Dec. 2 at
Artesia General Hospital. Pallbearers will be Mike Anderson,
Chuck Birch, Harold Birch, Mike David, Mike Goss, Sam Karr, Bill Poe
and Doug Warren. Honorary pallbearers are all close friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of choice.
Visitation will be at Terpening & Son Mortuary. Birch
was born March 6, 1936, in Charleston, Ill., to Robert A. and Vera
(Wheeler) Birch. He married Marie Rigdon July 15, 1957 in Pecos, Texas
and moved to Artesia in 1953 from Illinois. He was an automobile
mechanic and 1954 graduate of Artesia High School. He was a member of
Calvary Baptist Church. Survivors include: wife
Marie Birth of the home; parents Robert and Vera Birch of Charleston,
Ill,; one daughter, Patti Pennington of Artesia; two brothers, Hugh
Birch and Jim Birch of Illinois; one sister, Sue Warren of Cloudcroft;
three grandsons, Brad Carlile, Bobby Carlile and Nathan Olguin, all of
Artesia. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Peggy Sue
Birch, in 1995.
| A graveside service will be held for the
at 3 p.m. today at Babyland in Carlsbad Cemetery with the family
officiating. There will be no visitation. Dennis died Friday,
April 7, 2000, at Carlsbad Medical Center. Denton-Funchess
Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Dennis
Lawrence Bliss Jr. was stillborn April 7, 2000, in Carlsbad to
Dennis Lawrence and Tonya Kincaid Bliss Sr. He is survived by
his parents of the family home; brothers, Ryan Ellis
and Trey Troublefield of the family home; sister, Katelyn Troublefield
of the family home; paternal grandparents, Gary Bliss of Kermit, Texas,
and Ramona Fuller of Artesia; maternal grandparents, Norman Kincaid of
Grove Spring, Mo., and Margaret Condon of Keota, Okla.; and paternal
great-grandmothers, Ruby Bliss of Kermit, Texas, and Clarise Lattion of
graveside services are scheduled for Joshua
Wilson Bolanos of 2100 W. Richardson #27.
Bolanos, an infant, was born prematurely and died on Nov. 25,1999 at
Carlsbad Medical Center.
Pastor Abelardo Bolanos will officiate. Interment will follow at
No visitation is scheduled.
Bolanos was the son of Wilson Bolanos and Elidia (Morales) Bolanos.
He is survived by grandparents Benny and Mindy Morales and Abelardo and
Nidia Bolanos, all of Artesia; great-grandparents Enrique and Juanita
Perez and Frutoso and Dominga Morales, all of Artesia, and Octavio
Duque of Colombia, South America; aunts Erica Morales and Liliana
Chavarria, both of Artesia; uncles Stephen Bolanos and Ray Chavarria,
both of Artesia; and three cousins.
Albuquerque Journal (NM) - April 9, 2005 Ralph Seymour Bowyer was
born April 11, 1914 and died April 7, 2005. He was preceded in death by
his parents, Joseph Frank Bowyer and Etta Louise Grout; his beloved
wife, Maxine (Mickey) Jones; and his brothers, Bert and Bud Bowyer. He
is survived by two daughters and their spouses, Nancy and Chuck Dingess
and Dot and Earl Hester; along with five grandchildren; ten
great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Ralph was
born in Albuquerque where his father owned Five Points Grocery Store.
He graduated from Albuquerque High School and the University of New
Mexico where he lettered in track, basketball, and football. He coached
and taught school in El Paso, TX; Grants, Belen, and Carlsbad, NM;
retiring as Athletic Director at Highlands University in Las Vegas, NM.
Ralph and Mickey loved the mountains and spent their retirement years
traveling around northern New Mexico where Ralph took pictures of
scenery and old churches, using them as the basis for many pictures he
painted. After Mickey's death in 1985, Ralph moved back to Albuquerque
to be near his family. He enjoyed playing golf twice a week with
friends until two weeks prior to his passing. Ralph was known as a
gentleman coach, respected for high morals and fairness in all he did.
He will be missed by family, former players, and friends. His Memorial
will be held Monday, April 11, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at First United
Methodist Church where he was baptized as an infant 90 years ago; to be
celebrated on his 91st birthday. The church is located at 4th and Lead.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the
Mickey and Ralph Bowyer Scholarship Fund, 116 South Canyon, Carlsbad,
NM 88220 or to Mesa View United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 4701
Montano Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120. French Mortuary 1111 University
Blvd. NE 843-6333
Graveside Services will be held on Tuesday,
April 24, 2012, 10:00 am at Carlsbad Cemetery. Viewing will be held on
Monday, April 23, 2012, from 2:00-6:00 pm at the West Funeral Home, 401
N. Guadalupe St. Rosemary Jean Burgett, 88, formerly of Carlsbad,
Mayhill, and Animas, NM, died early Friday, April 20, 2012. She is
survived by her husband of 69 years, Everett Dale Burgett of Animas,,
daughters, Betty D. Beagles and husband Virgil of Roswell, Jerry A.
Malone and husband Malcolm of Animas, and Paula J. Thomas of Los Lunas,
NM, six grandchildren, Bobby S. Heard and Michelle Barreras, and
husband Andrew of Roswell, NM, Callie E. Bertaud and husband Edward of
McAllen, TX, Brandie J. Malone of Deming, NM, Gregory R. Thomas of
Lubbock, TX, and Joshua R. Thomas of Albuquerque, NM., and six
great-grandchildren, Rayan Peterson, Ariana Marquez-Heard, Bryce
Bertaud, Alexis Barreras, Zane Birchfield, and Laney Bertaud. Jean, the
eldest of seven children, leaves sisters, Margie Green of Derby,
Kansas, Ramona Scott of Tyler, TX, Bobbie Sue and her husband Robert of
Eastland, TX, Ann Higginbottom and husband Lee Roy of Abilene, TX., and
one brother Jim Mangum and wife Barbara of Vidor, TX, and sister-in-law
Adelina Mangum of Pryor, OK. Also surviving are numerous nephews,
nieces and other family and friends. Jean was preceded in death by her
parents, Owen A. and Bernice (Wade) Mangum, and a brother Owen A.
Mangum, Jr., Dale's parents, Elbert B. and Winni Burgett. Jean was
co-owner of Dale's Flowers in Carlsbad from 1948 to 1963. She was an
outstanding designer and loved working in the business. In 1968, Jean
moved to the Cloudcroft, NM, area to help with the greenhouse business
that her husband's family owned and operated. In the late 1970's, the
family relocated to the southwest part of New Mexico to develop and
operate the greenhouse operation using geothermal energy to heat the
greenhouses. Dale and Jean headed that operation to make it the largest
single greenhouse operations in the country.
CARLSBAD — A funeral for Helen Buster, 69, of East Orchard Lane, will
be at 10 a.m. Monday at Sunset Church of Christ with Michael Joiner
officiating. Interment will follow at Carlsbad Cemetery.
Mrs. Buster died Saturday, April 15, 2000, at Carlsbad Medical Center.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Helen Buster was born Sept. 24, 1930, to Jim and Ruby Mae Wilson in
Hereford, Texas. At age 10, she moved to Carlsbad where she grew up.
She married Jim Buster on Aug. 6, 1971, in Albuquerque. He preceded her
in death on May 9, 1986.
She enjoyed oil painting, made sculptured dolls and loved animals.
Mrs. Buster was a member of Sunset Church of Christ.
Survivors include sons, Shane McGonagill and Sterling McGonagill of
Carlsbad; daughters, Judy Bowman of Grand Prairie, Texas, and Charla
Grice and Brenda Poe of Carlsbad; brothers, Bill Wilson of Denver and
Bob Wilson of Carlsbad; sister, Nell McGonagill of Mansfield, Texas; 11
grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Steve McGonagill, Randy Wilson, Brad Grice, Michael
Bowman Jr., Christopher Bowman and Terry Wilson.
Memorial contributions may be made to Skyridge Christian Youth Camp,
c/o Sunset Church of Christ, 1308 W. Blodgett St., Carlsbad NM 88220.
Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home.
|Davis, Sabra Wilson - December 5,
Closed casket services are scheduled at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 8, at
First United Methodist Church, for Sabra Wilson Davis of 1905 Villa
Drive. Davis, 86, died Dec. 5 at her home. Services will be conducted
by Rev. Jean Riley with burial at Woodbine Cemetery. Pallbearers are
Harold Creswell, Bill Case, Jack Case, Bill Hull, Richard Price and
Doyle Davis. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m., Thursday, at Terpening
and Son Mortuary. Born Dec. 8, 1913, in Lodgepole, S.D., to Gardner
Wilson and Carrie Anderson Wilson, she married Homer A. Davis on May
19, 1937, in Hot Springs, S.D. Davis came to Artesia in 1962 from
Houma, La., and was a housewife. Prior to moving to Artesia, she lived
in Mullen, Neb., Palisade, Neb., and Wichita, Kan.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Artesia
Country Club Women's Golf Association. Survivors include her husband,
Homer A. Davis, of the family home; sisters LaVina Watson of Hettinger,
N.D., and Risby Wilson Sattler of Roswell; brother Clay Wilson and his
wife Marge, of Hettinger, N.D.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She
was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Tolof Wilson and Perkins
Wilson and by her sisters Lima Wilson and Burness Martino. Memorial
contributions may be made to the charity of choice.
Dutchover, Matilde S. - November 29, 2000
Services for Matilde S. Dutchover,
73, of 404 Quail St., Artesia, who died at home Tuesday, will be held
at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Lake Arthur,
with Fr. Vincent Peterson officiating. Burial will be at Lake Arthur
Cemetery. A Rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. today at Our
Lady of Guadalupe Church, Lake Arthur. Pallbearers will be
Ray Chavarria III, Kris Luna, Tommy Baeza, Lupe Salazar, Jesus Aguilar
and David Ramirez. Matilde Dutchover was born June 3, 1927,
to Miguel and Tomasita (Lujan) Salazar in Artesia. She was a lifetime
Artesia resident, and was a housekeeper at Sunset Villa Nursing Center.
She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, a
foster parent and belonged to Curillistas. Survivors include: one
daughter, Gina Chavarria and Ray of Artesia; one sister, Mary Baeza of
Lake Arthur; four grandchildren, Ray Chavarria III and Liliana of
Artesia, Regina Chavarria of Artesia, Rhonda Luna and Kris of Artesia
and Renee Chavarria of Artesia; two great-grandchildren; numerous
nieces and nephews.
Ruth - December 3, 2000
Graveside services for Ruth Fenn, 1402 W. Gilchrist Ave. in Artesia,
will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Seminole Cemetery, Seminole, Texas.
Ruth Fenn, 100, died Nov. 30 at Artesia Good Samaritan
Center. Visitation will be at Terpening and Son Mortuary
beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist
Church Vision 2000 Building Fund, 322 W. Grand Ave. in Artesia.
Fenn was born June 28, 1900, in Clairmont, Texas, to Joseph
Howard and Lucy Frances (Jay) Grice. She married Herbert K. Fenn May
26, 1919, in Roswell. She came to Artesia from Seminole in 1983. She
was a housewife and a member of First Baptist Church in Seminole.
Her husband, Herbert K. Fenn, preceded her in death May 17,
Survivors include: one son, Herbert Fenn of Salt Lake City, Utah; four
grandchildren, Bill Fenn of Roswell, June Fenn of Salt Lake City,
Sherry Fenn of Salt Lake City and Glen Fenn of Salt Lake City; and 6
Beulah E. - September 3, 2000
Services are scheduled at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 4 at Hope Church of
Christ for Beulah E. Hanna of 2713 Menefee.
Hanna, 86, died Sept. 1 at Artesia General Hospital. Clarence Forister
will officiate the services. Burial will follow at Upper Hope Cemetery.
Family members will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will begin at 1
p.m. today at Terpening & Son Mortuary.
Hanna was born July 7, 1914, in Wild Cherry, Ark., the son of Eli
Benjamin Forister and Mary Elizabeth (Hale) Forister.
Her first marriage was on June 2, 1934, to Bill H. Madron in Dexter. He
preceded her in death in 1970. She married Tom Young on Sept. 29, 1976,
in Artesia. He preceded her in death in 1993. Her final marriage was on
March 8, 1997, to Charlie (Jack) Hanna in Artesia. She moved
to Artesia from Arkansas in 1929. She was a housewife and a member of
the Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband Charlie
Alma (Jack) Hanna, of the home; daughters Barbara June Ripley of
Artesia and Betty Grace Ripley of Saraland, Ala.; sons Billy Eugene
Madron of Romance, Ark., Bobby Joe Madron of Artesia, Lonnie Roy Madron
of Irving, Texas, Harold Lee Madron of Alexander, Ark., and Gerald Dee
Madron of Artesia; brother Clarence Lee Forister of Hope; 15
grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by five brothers and one sister.
Gracie - October 24 , 2000
Services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at West Main
Baptist Church for Gracie Holder of 6521 Seven Rivers.
Holder, 91, died Oct. 23 at her home. Services will be conducted by the
Rev. Leo Pennington and I. J. Bizzell, with burial at Woodbine
Cemetery. Pallbearers are Perry Holder, Wayne Holder, Charles
Holder, Kent Bush, Jim Bush and Harmon Bush.
All senior members of West Main Baptist Church will serve as honorary
pallbearers. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at
Terpening and Son Mortuary. Born Dec. 3, 1908, in Bowie,
Texas, to Sam and Lula Mulleaux Williams, she married J. P. Holder in
1961 in Lubbock, Texas. Holder came to Artesia in 1962 from
Idalou, Texas, and was a housewife.
She was also a member of West Main Baptist Church where she was a
longtime Sunday school teacher. Survivors include sons Harmon
Bush and his wife, Marilyn, Wayne Holder and his wife, Deanna, and
Charles Holder and his wife, Nancy, all of Artesia, and
Perry Holder and his wife, Wanda, of Roswell; 14 grandchildren; 10
great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Holder
was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, a sister and one
Mary V. - November 16, 2000
Mass of Christian burial for Mary V. Holguin, 57, of Hobbs, will be at
2 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Artesia.Burial
will follow at Woodbine Cemetery in Artesia, with Father Vince Peterson
officiating. A rosary was recited Wednesday at Bethany
Funeral Home Chapel in Hobbs, with Father Jose Reyes, OPM, Conv. and
another rosary is set for 7 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Grace, with
Deacon Pablo Merjil as celebrant. Holguin was born Feb. 17,
1943 in Candelaria, Texas, to Manuel and Refugia Villanueva. She was a
resident of Hobbs for the past 30 years and worked as a caretaker in
people's homes. She passed away Nov. 14 in Lubbock, Texas.
Survivors include: one son, Jesse Armendariz and wife Suzie
of Artesia; one daughter, Roseann Arcidez and husband Rudy of Midland,
Texas; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren; two brothers,
Tony Villanueva of Phoenix, Ariz., and Manuel Villanueva of Pecos,
Texas; mother Refugia Villanueva of Artesia; and numerous nieces and
nephews. She was preceded in death by her father in 1990 and
one brother, Juan Villanueva in 1970.
Manuel S. Jr. - October 19, 2000
Funeral services for Manuel S. "Jr. Bo" Huerta Jr., 49, of 507
Cleveland Ave., who died Oct. 17 at Presbyterian Hospital in
Albuquerque, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Grace
Catholic Church. Fr. Alcuin Hunter will officiate. Burial will be at
Woodbine Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Steven Huerta, Sebastian Huerta,
Sammy Madrid, Ben Huerta, Johnny Huerta and Chilo Huerta. Honorary
pallbearers are Louis Garcia, Danny Ybarra, Richard Cardenas and all
Visitation at Terpening & Son Mortuary will begin at 10 a.m.
Friday. Vigil service will be at 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace.
Huerta was born May 10, 1951, in Artesia to Manuel S. Huerta Sr. and
Lola (Segoviano) Huerta. He married Socorro Herrera on Jan. 28, 1970 in
Artesia. Huerta was a lifelong resident of Artesia and was a bus driver
for FLETC. He was a member of Our Lady of Grace Church. Survivors
include: wife Socorro Huerta of the home; mother Lola Huerta of
Artesia; three sons, Manuel Huerta II and wife Johnnie of Artesia,
Steven Huerta and wife Carolie of Artesia and Sebastian Huerta and wife
Venus, of Artesia; one daughter, Michelle Madrid and husband Sammy of
Artesia; three brothers, Ben Huerta of Artesia, Johnny Huerta of
Albuquerque and Chilo Huerta of Artesia.; six sisters, Sally Carrasco
of Carlsbad, Angie Martinez of Artesia, Betty Hernandez of Artesia,
Helen Huerta of Artesia, Corina Gurrola of Artesia and Gracie Huerta of
Artesia; seven grandchildren, Cynthia, Skye, Starr, Steven, Rheana and
Federico "Lico" Huerta and Ashley Madrid, all of Artesia. He
was preceded in death by his father, Manuel S. Huerta Sr. in 1997 and
by a brother in 1991.
Virginia Carol - October 11, 2000
Graveside services are scheduled at 2:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 20, for
Virginia Carol Kaspar, of Hobbs. Kaspar, 54, died Oct. 16 in
Hobbs. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Jerry Chapman
and Bob Gonzales of Roswell Christian Center, with burial in Woodbine
Cemetery. Pallbearers are William Phillip Chapman II, Jason
Lucero, Daniel Chapman, Hiram Hudson Jr., Gerald Sentell and Travis
Cochran. Damian Hudson, Jeremy Chapman, Mary Chapman-Cochran,
Susan Chapman, Sarah Chapman, Tabitha McKaskey, Charity Calvert,
Michele Hartford, Geneva Clements, Sherry Chapman and all great nieces
and nephews will serve as honorary pallbearers. Kaspar was
born April 8, 1946, in Artesia to Bolivar and Virginia Chapman. She was
a country-gospel singer and songwriter, having written and performed "A
Tribute to Tex Ritter," "Marines on Sunday," "You Call Me Angel,"
"That's the Way Love Goes" and many other gospel songs. She
was known to close friends and family as an outgoing lover of people,
who loved Jesus Christ. Survivors include her mother,
Virginia Hudson of Roswell; children Terra Arrellano of Albuquerque,
Angela Weber of Little Rock, Arkansas, Shaine Allan Kaspar and Aaron
Kaspar, both of Conway, Arkansas; brothers Larry J. Chapman, Rev. Jerry
E. Chapman and Hiram Laray Hudson, all of Roswell, and William Phillip
Chapman of Artesia; sister Beverly F. Moore of Roswell; and numerous
grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was
preceded in death by her father Bolivar Chapman and her step-father
Hiram H. Hudson.
John Wesley - November 12, 2000
Graveside services for John Wesley Needham, 70, who died Saturday are
scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Woodbine Cemetery in Artesia.
Pastor Rick Sullivan of First Baptist Church will officiate. Needham
was born Dec. 28, 1929 in Artesia to Wesley L. and Flora Wilson
Needham. They both preceded him in death as did a sister, Bonnie
Parrish and brother-in -law, John Cockrum. Survivors include one son,
John Wesley Needham Jr. and wife Tina; one daughter, Jana Bartlett and
husband Tony and two grandchildren, Kyle Smith and Kieran Bartlett, all
of Roswell; two sisters, Nora Cockrum of Artesia and Carolyn Plummer
and husband Bill of Texas; one brother-in-law, Harold Parrish of
Artesia; and several nieces and nephews. Needham will be remembered by
numerous close friends including Keith Judd, John August Nelson, Jackie
Spence, Floyd and Joan Howard and Bob Collins, a special uncle, Bob
Needham and all the coffee drinkers at Big T in Artesia. Although
spending most of his life in Artesia, he had lived in Roswell for 17
years. He served in the Army. After returning from service he joined in
partnership with his dad to form Needham and Son Pump Company. He
remained in the water well business until retirement with Smith
Machinery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Post
Office Box 719, Roswell, N.M., 88202 and Roswell Hospice, 1107 S. Main
St., Roswell, 88201. Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone
Ygnacio L. - October 8 2000
Funeral services for Ygnacio L. (Nacho) Olivas will be held at 9:30
a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Grace Church. Olivas, 89, of 1614 Oak St.
in Artesia, passed away at Artesia General Hospital on Oct. 6. Father
Vincent Peterson will officiate at services. Pallbearers will be
nephews and sons. Burial will be at Woodbine Cemetery. Visitation at
Terpening & Son Mortuary will begin at 10 a.m. Monday. A Rosary
will be recited at 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Church. Olivas was
born July 31, 1911, in Chihuahua, Mexico and married Celia Munoz in May
of 1974 in Artesia. He moved to Artesia as a teen-ager and had been
retired from the City of Artesia water department since 1971. He was a
member of Our Lady of Grace Church and was a volunteer custodian at the
Artesia Center and was a former member of the Moose Lodge. Survivors
include: wife Celia Olivas of the home; eight sons, Ygnacio (Junior)
Olivas of San Diego, Calif., Ygnacio Olivas III of Lovington, Arturo
Olivas of Roswell, Manuel Olivas of Albuquerque, Paul Olivas of
Artesia, Jimmy Hernandez of Artesia, Cruz Munoz of Artesia and Albert
Munoz of Roswell; nine daughters, Maria Chandler of Austin, Texas,
Janie Olivas Segura, of Artesia, Nellie Sanchez of Levelland, Texas and
six daughters who live in Mexico; numerous grandchildren,
great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
Bernabe "Bill" - December 1 2000
Services are scheduled at 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 4, at Spanish Assembly
of God, for Bernabe "Bill" Urias of 2005 W. Bullock Ave. Urias, 80,
passed away Nov. 30. Services will be conducted by Rev. Manuel Carrera,
with burial at Twin Oaks Memorial Park. Family members will serve as
pallbearers. Visitation will began at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at
Terpening & Son Mortuary.
A prayer service is scheduled for 6 p.m., Sunday, at the Spanish
Assembly of God Church. Born Aug. 5, 1920, in Redford, Texas, to Eugene
Urias and Manuella Catano Urias, he married Maria De La Luz on Aug. 5,
1948, in Redford, Texas. Urias came to Artesia in 1963 from Texas and
was a farm laborer. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army
during World War II. He was also a member of Spanish Assembly of God.
Survivors include sons Manuel Urias of Artesia, Mario Urias of Clovis
and Rey Michael Urias-Strawbridge of Lubbock, Texas; daughter Maria
Louisa Orosco of Lubbock, Texas; sister Celia U. Catano of Marfa,
Texas; brother Livorio Catano, also of Marfa; eight grandchildren; and
14 great-grandchildren. Urias was preceded in death by his wife, Maria,
in January 1988.