Nov. 3 Obituaries

Aaron LaRue, 17
Aaron LaRue, 17, of Clovis, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2004, near Dora.
He was born on Jan. 18, 1987, in Portales, to Donna and Larry LaRue.
He has lived in the Arch community for the past 10 years. He attended school in Portales until high school. He was attending Dora High School. He remained in the area to finish high school when his mother and step-father moved to Tucson this summer. He had been living with his father in Clovis. He was a member of the Arch Baptist Church. In junior high he played football. In high school he was on the rodeo team and participated in roping events. He was active in FFA and was on the judging team. He was a member of 4-H and Youth Hunter Education Challenge. Family members said he liked to take horseback rides, cook, ranch rodeo and kneeboard and wakeboard at the lake.
Survivors include his mother and step-father, Donna and Don Morgan of Tucson, Ariz., and his father, Larry LaRue of Clovis; three brothers, Ryan LaRue of Clovis, and Jerad and Tucker LaRue, both of Tucson, Ariz.; his grandparents, Darrell and Pat LaRue of Clovis, Paul and Louise Adams of Melrose, Ron and Jeannie Graham of Abilene, Texas, and Robert and Joyce Morgan of Clovis; aunts and uncles, Paul and Fawna Adams of Houston, Brenda and Edward “Bev” Herndon of Amarillo, Heather LaRue of Clovis and Craig and Jana Graham of Tucson, Ariz.
Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Portales.
The Rev. Tony Reynolds will officiate the services.
Burial will be at Lawn Haven Cemetery in Clovis.
Pallbearers are Sterling and Tanner Miller, Bradley and Cody West, Ryan and Jerad LaRue, Jered Green, Clint Brakebill, and Travis Belcher.
Honorary pallbearers are the members of the Class of 2005 of Dora High School.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

Jackie Hurley, 88
Jackie Hurley, 88, of Portales, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales.
She was born on April 12, 1916, in Glen Rose, Texas, to Bessie and Frank Robinson.
Her family moved from Glen Rose to Floydada, Texas, where she lived until 1940. She married Bill Hurley on Oct. 15, 1940, in Lorenzo, Texas. They moved to Levelland, Texas. They moved to Portales in the late 1940s, bought a farm and a Super Dog Stand. They moved to California about four years later, where she worked in a drug store. They returned to their farm in 1956.
For a few years she worked in ladies wear at the local JC Penney Store. In 1959 she bought the Mode O’Day store, which she operated until 1961. She worked at the Buccaneer Stamp Redemption Store until it closed. She worked at Tops and Bottoms until she retired in 1987.
She was a member of the Third and Kilgore Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Jesse Robinson; five sisters, Era Birchfield, Linnie Keeling, Iva Edgmon, Johnnie Starkey and Betty Jo McSwain; and by her husband, Bill Hurley, who died in 1987.
Survivors include two daughters, Ganeen White (and husband, Larry) of Lubbock and Kaylene Wooley (Billy) of Kingman, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Lisa Labourr (Larry), Rachel Lopez (Dennis), Jeff Southern, Tamra Shipman (Mike), and Jared Wooley (Tiffany Spangler); seven great-grandchildren, Crystal, D.J., Megan, and Brooke Lopez, Taylor Shipman, and Bode and Shaylee Wooley; and a sister, Winona Spiers of Arcata, Calif.
Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales.
David Bennett will officiate the services.
Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Larry Labourr, Dennis and D.J. Lopez, Jeff Southern, Jared Wooley, and Bill Brown.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

Dathan Garcia, 17
Dathan Garcia, 17, of Tucumcari, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2004, in Portales.
He was born on April 1, 1987, in Clayton, to Danny and Janie Garcia.
He was a junior at Logan High School. He was a member of the St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari. He was active in school sports and in rodeo.
Survivors include his parents; three sisters, Danna Trujillo (and husband, Mario) of Jacksonville, Fla., Johnna Garcia of Portales, and Janesa Garcia of Tucumcari; a niece, Natiela Trujillo; and his grandparents, Levi and Confie Garcia and Alfonso Lujan, all of Roy.
A rosary is scheduled for 7 p.m. today at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari.
Services are scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari; 11 a.m. Thursday at Logan Gymnasium.
Burial will be at Roy Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Thomas Lujan, Levi and John Paul Garcia, Joe Dan and Derek Lovato, David Gonzales, Todd Kimble and Mario Trujillo.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dathan Garcia Memorial Rodeo Scholarship Fund in care of the First National Bank in Tucumcari.
Arrangements are by Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari.

Marguerite Cook, 82
Margueritte Cook, 82, of Fort Sumner, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, at Retirement Ranch Care Center in Clovis.
She was born on March 7, 1922, in Fort Sumner, to Joe and Liccie Bowlin.
She was raised in and attended school in Fort Sumner. She married R.J. Cook on Dec. 16, 1939, in Fort Sumner. She worked with her husband in the family businesses in Fort Sumner for many years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Fort Sumner.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and a brother, Joe Bowlin.
Survivors include a daughter, Brenda J. Stockton (and husband, Ben) of Portales; a son, Gary W. Cook (Jeri) of Clovis; five grandchildren, Seth W. Cook M.D. (Katrina) of Waco, Texas; Zachery J. Cook (Angie) of Ruidoso, Amber C. Brooks (Brandon) of Albuquerque, Paige N. Cook of Amarillo, and Kasey R. Stockton of Las Cruces; a brother-in-law, Kenneth Cook (Frances) of Moriarty; and two great-granddaughters, Sydney Brooks of Albuquerque and Julia Montgomery of Ruidoso.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Fort Sumner Cemetery. The Rev. Coy Brewer will officiate the services.
Pallbearers are Rusty and Kenny Cook, Russell and Alan Crownover, Henry Saiz, Paul Horney, and Buddy and Nick Cortese.
Honorary bearers are F.B. Willis and E.J. Crownover.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New Mexico Boys & Girls Ranches, 6209 Hendrix NE, Albuquerque, N.M. 87110.
Arrangements are by Chavez Funeral Home of Fort Sumner.