Laura King, 91
Laura King, 91, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at the Ruidoso Care Center in Ruidoso.
Services are pending with Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.
Yolanda D. Lamer, 44
Yolanda D. Lamer, 44, a resident of Bedford, Mass., died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, at her home with her family.
She was born in Portales on May 24, 1959.
Survivors include Master Sgt. Charles E. Lamer; her parents, Magin and Margie Gutierrez of Portales; brothers, Leroy (and wife Frances), Herman (Elsa) and Ray (Veronica), all of Portales; Charles Lamer Sr. (Karen), Mother, Sandra Lamer, Robert (Enith), Derek (Deborah), Aunt Carol Caims and six nieces, all from the New Jersey area.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Jose Tomas and LaLa Montano and Matis and Juanita Gutierrez.
Many loving and caring aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and many, many church members.
A family member said she was a wonderful, loving wife and person, and enjoyed traveling with her husband and the world. She worked at many schools in Portales, England, Florida and Albuquerque. She loved children, shopping, going to church, eating chili and spending quality time with her family.
A evening service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in the Chapel of Garcia Mortuary in Albuquerque.
Interment will be at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 1900 Edith Blvd. N.E. in Albuquerque.
Pallbearers will be Derek Lamer, Robert Lamer, Mike Montano, Anthony Larranga, Leroy Jr. and Rodney.
Honorary pallbearers are all her family members, friends and church members.
Services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Legacy Church, 7201 Central Ave. N.W. in Albuquerque.
Rosetta Lindsey, 82
Rosetta Lou Lindsey, 82, of Portales died Friday, Jan. 2, 2004, in Las Cruces.
She was born in Des Moines, N.M., on Jan. 6, 1921, to Emerson and Ollie Smith. The family lived in Arizona, Colorado, Grenville, Ranchvale and Clovis. In high school, Rosetta met her future husband, Larkin Curry Lindsey Jr. They were married May 28, 1938, in Encino, N.M. They lived in Forrest, Field, Melrose and Portales.
A family member said Rosetta devoted her life to her family and to God, and she will be remembered as a loving wife, a devoted mother and grandmother, a caring daughter and sister, and a true friend of many.
She attended First Baptist Church of Portales and was a member of the Adult I Ladies’ Sunday School Class, the East Valley View Homemakers’ Club and the La Escalera Art Guild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Larkin Curry Lindsey Jr.; husband, Clyde Bennett; and two sons, Charles and David Lindsey.
Survivors include daughters, Patricia Bailey (and Harvey) of Henderson, Texas, Lois Crozier (Gerald) of Portales and Amarillo, and Lauretta Smith (A.C.) of Alamogordo; sons, Glen Lindsey (Libby) of Las Cruces, Don Lindsey (Kristy) of Corrales, Kevin Lindsey (Beth) of Portales, and Keith Lindsey (Shawndi) of El Paso; two brothers, Robert Smith of Pueblo, Colo., and Amiel Smith of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; 16 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be sons Glen, Don, Kevin, and Keith Lindsey and nephews Robbie Smith, Mark Smith, and Lynn Lindsey.
Honorary pallbearers are sons-in-law Harvey Bailey, Gerald Crozier and A.C. Smith.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Wheeler Mortuary in Portales.
The Rev. Philip Fike will officiate. Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.
Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Portales.
Irene Mincher, 84
Irene Mincher, 84, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales.
She was born July 8, 1919, in Cowden Community, Okla., to Vertie and Ephriam Megli.
As a young girl, she moved with her family to the Foss Community in Oklahoma, where she met and married William “Bill” Mincher on April 16, 1938. To this union were born two children, Gay Ann and Gary. She was a member of the New Testament Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Thurman, Lawrence, Harvey, and Archie Megli; a sister, Ruth Hamilton; and her husband, Bill Mincher, who died in April 1984.
Survivors include a son, Gary Lynn (and wife Nona) Mincher of Salisbury, N.C.; a daughter, Gay (Wayne) Madsen of Portales; five grandchildren, Christy (Matt) Turnbough of Portales, Jennifer (Greg) Gaddy of Omaha, Neb., Megan (First Lt. John) Gallagher of Okinawa, Japan, and Joshua and Michael Mincher of Salisbury; two great-grandchildren, Christopher Gaddy of Omaha and Grace Gallagher of Okinawa; two brothers, Loyd Megli of Custer, Okla., and Bill Megli of Augusta, Kan.; and a sister, Mabel Winters of Augusta.
The Rev. Garlan Hughes will officiate at the grtaveside service.
Matt Turnbough, Wayne Madsen, Rick Kennedy, Charlie Seales, Gene Lee and Harry Winters will serve as pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers are all family members and friends.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales Inc.
Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Portales Cemetery.
Nicolasa Romero, 66
Nicolasa Maria “Nicky” Romero, 66, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at her home in Clovis.
Services are pending with Muffley Funeral Home of Clovis. Services are pending.