Calvin D. Griffin Jr., 19
Mr. Calvin D. Griffin Jr., 19, of Portales, died Sunday, July 25, 2004, in Las Vegas, Nev.
He was born on Oct. 10, 1984, in Montebello, Calif., to Raquel Soto and Calvin D. Griffin.
He lived in Alhambra, Calif., until 1990, when they moved to Tujunga, Calif. He attended school there until 1996 when his parents moved to Chama, to remove the children from the big city of Los Angeles. After a year they moved to Portales where he graduated from Portales High School in 2003. He was a linebacker on the football team and played baseball. After high school he attended a semester at Eastern New Mexico University, where he was also a member of the football team. Family members said he was a very social young man who had many friends and enjoyed collecting stamps and baseball cards. He was a member of Faith Christian Family Church in Clovis.
He was preceded in death by his step-father, Mark Worten.
Survivors include his his mother, Raquel Worten of Portales; his father and step-mother, Calvin and Genise Griffin of Las Vegas, Nev.; three brothers, Aaron Worten of Portales, and David and Demetri Griffin, both of Las Vegas, Nev.; two sisters, Evelyn Griffin of Las Vegas, Nev., and Lela Griffin of North Carolina; his grandparents, Virginia and Don Worten of Lubbock, Nestor Soto of Tujunga, Josephine Soto of Alhambra, Calif. and A.C. and Evelyn Griffin of Hobgood, N.C.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Faith Christian Family Church in Clovis. The Rev. David Swann will officiate the services.
Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Nestor Soto Jr., Aaron Worten, Leo Jimenez and other family members.
Honorary pallbearers are Francisco Chairez, Alonzo Jimenez, Eric Gallegos, Cabriel Ortega, Chris Jones, coach Glen Johnson and members of the Portales High football team.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.
Lillian M. Gore, 89, of Portales, died Tuesday, July 27, 2004, at her niece’s home in Pocatello, Idaho.
Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.
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