Obituaries, Jan. 18

Earl McIntire
Earl McIntire, 70, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, at Laurel Plains Nursing Home in Clovis.
He was born Jan. 14, 1934, in Sulphur Springs, Texas, to Ella and Bill McIntire.
Mr. McIntire spent his early childhood in Sulphur Springs before his family moved to Portales in 1946. He attended Portales Public Schools and helped his father in the grocery business when he was a teenager. He married Frieda Starnes in March 1968 and worked as a butcher by trade.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Caldwell, Texas, where he made his home.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Harold and Allen McIntire; and by his wife, Frieda McIntire, who died in April 2003.
Survivors include two daughters, Judy McIntire of Clovis and Brenda (and husband, Gene) Wasik of Bryan, Texas; a stepson, Richard (and wife, Phyllis) Davidson of Clovis; three sisters, Ora Lee Johnson and Bernice (and husband, Bill) Pennington, all of Farwell, and Sue Burcham of Portales; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and a special step-granddaughter, Amber.
Services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004, at Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel.
Ralph Franse, a dear friend, will officiate the service. Burial will be in Portales Cemetery.
All family members and friends are honorary pallbearers.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wheeler Mortuary of Portales

Ricardo Gallegos
Ricardo “Ricky” Gallegos, 48, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at his home.
He was born on Dec. 6, 1955, in Portales, to Sadie and Albino Gallegos.
He attended Portales Public Schools and had worked for many years in Construction and Landscaping.
He was preceded in death by his father; and a sister who died at birth.
Survivors include his mother of Portales; two brothers, Manuel Gallegos (and wife, Debbie) of Portales and Jose “Boy” Gallegos of Albuquerque; four sisters, Linda Sanchez, Loretta Ortega and Stella Gallegos, all of Portales and Cindy Gallegos of Albuquerque; five nieces; nine nephews; and 14 great-nieces and nephews.
Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales.
Father Tobin Hitt will officiate the services. Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.
A rosary is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales.
Pallbearers will be Manuel, Manuel Jr. and Fabian Gallegos, Juan and Leo Ortega and Claude Jaramillo.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

Frank Bayless
Frank Bayless, 64, of Portales died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales.   
Service is pending with Muffley Funeral Home of Clovis.