Adelaide Gregory, 89
Mrs. Adelaide Dorcas Self Gregory, 89, of Albuquerque, died Friday, June 4, 2004, in Albuquerque.
She was born Nov. 7, 1914 in Tupelo, Okla., to Ross and Sabra Self.
Mrs. Gregory graduated from Quitiquae High School in Quitiquae, Texas, and went on to receive a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Texas Tech University. She taught English in public schools for 45 years, the last 25 of which were at Portales Junior High School. She loved her students, and strove to always guide them toward happy and productive lives. She was a long-time member of the First Presbyterian Church of Portales. Possessed of tremendous energy, she gave unselfishly to family, friends and the Portales community.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Virgil Gregory; two sisters, Rugh Payte and Hazel Self of Lubbock; and three brothers, R.E. Self of Elida, Vaughter Self of Silverton, Texas, and Boyd Self of Alamosa, Colo.
She is survived by four children, John Gregory of Salmon, Idaho, David Gregory (and wife, Allison) of Santa Fe, Susan Gardenhire (and husband, Gene) of Albuquerque and Sinda McCaffery (Larry) of Borrego Springs, Calif.; seven grandchildren, Rhonda DeHaan, Laura Gregory, Stacey Walker, Tiffany Andre, Mark Ross Urton, Rebecca Furguson and Kyle Hahn; two daugthers-in-law, Rita Gregory and Valeria Allen; two sisters-in-law, Dollie Self of Elida and Audrey Gregory of Oklahoma City; four step-grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Wheeler Mortuary in Portales. Pallbearers will be John Gergory, David Geregory, Mark Urton, Gene Gardenhire, Larry McCaffery, Guy Strunk, James Derrill Cody, Matt Ferguson and John Gentry.
Honorary pallbearers are Ocie DeHaan, Joel Ferguson, Dave DeHaan, John Walker, Tim Andre, Joe Ross Self and Joe Alan Self.
Arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home in Clovis.
Ruth Johnson, 54
Ms. Ruth Johnson, 54, of Portales, died Saturday morning, June 5, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales.
She was born on April 4, 1950 in Portales to Verna May and John L. Feland.
Ms. Johnson lived in Portales until 1975 when she moved to Clovis. In 1976, she moved to Amarillo where she lived until 1985. She and her family moved to Rosemont, Calif., in 1985. About six years ago she returned to Portales to make her home. While living here she had worked at Dairy Concepts, E T’s and at the Wagon Wheel Restaurant. Ruth was a very hard worker and a devoted mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Dyrel Wayne Feland, Charles Don Feland and another brother who died at birth.
She is survived by her fiance, Marlin Parks of Portales; two sons, Charles Pickard of Roswell, and David Johnson (and wife Amanda) of Tucumcari; three daughters, Tammy Dawson of Palmdale, Calif., Cindy Crawford of Artesia and Kim Johnson of Havert, Mont.; two brothers, Carol Feland of Amarillo, and Calvin Feland of Clovis; two sisters, Odena Turner and Ruby Burden, both of Portales; 14 grandchildren, one great-grandchild.
Services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Wednesday, at the home of her sister, Ruby Burden, 237 S. Roosevelt Rd. R in Portales. Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.
Dixie Rondell, 83
Mrs. Dixie May “Diane” Rondell, 83, of Texico, died June 4, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis.
She was born July 14, 1920, in Rifle, Colo., to Richard and Maudie (Pigg) Carlisle.
Her parents moved to Safford, Ariz., when she was 9 years old. She married Leland Rondell on July 23, 1943, in Riverside, Calif. She moved to Texico in 2001.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her sister, Helen Carlisle; and two infant children.
She is survived by cousins Dee and Jimmie Rhoads, Billie and Bill Clanton and Mona Bethnay, all of Midland, Texas, W. G. Swaim of Lovington, Dave Swaim of Salida, Colo., Donald Swaim of Portales, Mary and George Hill of Texico, Pearlia and Delbert Tivis of Clovis, Goldie and Troy Wall of Lubbock, Marvin Eminger of Cashion, Okla., James W. Carlisle of Commerce City, Colo., Clara Hughes of Plainview, Texas, Glenda Bell of Rose, Okla., Betty Chambers of Portales, John R. Carlisle of Cashion, Martha Robbins of Azaela, Ore., Mary Jean Hayhurst of Amarillo, L. D. Burrows Jr. and Edwin Burrows, both of Portales and Gale Hellums of Watkinsville, Ga.; She was “special grandmother” to Duwain and Rhonda Hill of Texico, Jo Beth and Steve Fletcher of Albuquerque, Drew and Jennifer Sours of Amarillo and Jaynee and Marcus Weems of Lovington; and “Grandma Dixie” to Jonathan and Jarron Hill, Brayden Fletcher, Devanne and Saylor Sours, Chasity, Dylan and Cotty Weems and special friends Mike and Judy Crever and Bill and Susan Dimpfel and Joan.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Steed-Todd Chapel in Clovis. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, at Safford-Union Cemetery.
The Rev. Rob Hollis will officiate the services.
Honorary Pallbearers will include Duwain Hill, Steve Fletcher, Drew Sours, Butch Tharp, Marcus Weems, Clint Tharp, Craig Tharp and her Sunday school class.
Arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home in Clovis.
Clara Talley, 84
Mrs. Clara Talley, 84, of Portales, died Friday morning, June 4, 2004, at the Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales.
She was born Sept. 7, 1919, in Clovis to Maude and Orlando Lang.
She first came to Portales in 1929. Nearly all of her life was lived within the state. During World War II she worked as a truck driver at Cannon Air Force Base. She and her husband, Harry R. Talley, farmed north of Clovis for many years. In 1960 she moved to Portales. Clara worked as a care giver for shut-ins in the area for several years. In 1977 Clara moved to her mother’s home to care for her until her death in 1980. After her mother’s death she continued living there until a few years ago when her health forced her to move to a nursing home. Clara enjoyed knitting and crocheting as well as other types of crafts and hand work.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Barry Lang; and a sister, Eunice Widmier.
She is survived by one brother, Oren Lang of Clovis; two sisters, Blanch Kent of Portales and Essie Bell of Farmington.
Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at Lawn Haven Cemetery in Clovis. Burial will be at Lawn Haven Cemetery in Clovis.
George Smith will officiate at the services.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.
Parker Woodul, 92
Mr. Parker A. Woodul, 92, of Portales, died Friday morning, June 4, 2004, at his home in Portales.
He was born Oct. 21, 1911, in Wellington, Texas, to Ida and Henry J. Woodul.
Mr. Woodul graduated from high school. He went on to graduate from Texas A&M with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Education in 1934. In 1941 he completed a master’s degree at Colorado State University. He belonged to the First Baptist Church. Parker served in the Army during World War II. Among the many medals he was awarded were the Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. He was married to Bobbye Daniels on Dec. 19, 1936, in Carlsbad. During their marriage they traveled to every continent. Mr. Woodul was known for his friendly smile and his hard work for the good of the community.
Mr. Woodul was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Lex and Finley Woodul; a sister, Lois Woodul; one son, William Jenkins Woodul; two daughters, Sharon Woodul and Mary Ann Woodul; and his beloved wife.
He is survived by two sons, Jack Daniels Woodul (and wife Carolyn) of Raton; and James Edward Woodul (Lida) of Houston, Texas; four grandchildren, Douglas Parker Woodul (Amy) of Round Rock, Texas, Jon Christopher Woodul (Kim) of Keller, Texas, Robert Conrad Woodul of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Aaron Zachariah Woodul of Houston; and three great-grandchildren, Austin Parker Woodul, Kaylie Woodul and C. J. Woodul.
Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.
Dr. Herbert Bergstrom will officiate the services, assisted by Betty Williamson.
Pallbearers are Douglas Woodul, Chris Woodul, Grady Jenkins, John Atchley, Eldin Cooper and Dewey Langston.
The members of the Portales Rotary Club will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary in Portales.
10 a.m. — Parker Woodul, Wheeler Mortuary Chapel.
2 p.m. — Adelaide Gregory, Wheeler Mortuary in Portales.
2 p.m. — Dixie Rondell, Steed-Todd Chapel in Clovis.
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