March 6 Obituaries

Ruby Riley, 74
Services: 2 p.m. Monday at Third and Kilgore Church of Christ in Portales.
Ruby Riley, 74, of Muleshoe, died Friday March 4, 2005, at Parkview Retirement Home in Muleshoe.
She was born on March 15, 1930, in Portales, to Mary and J.W. Terry.
She was born and raised west of Portales. She married Fred L. Riley on May 4, 1947, in Arch. They made their home in Arch before moving to the Bethel community in 1954. In 1964 she began working at the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home as a cook and a houseparent for several years. She retired in 1975. In 1989 she moved to Loop, Texas, where her son, Ron lived. In 1994 she moved to Roscoe, and then in 1999 to Farwell. In 2002 she moved to Earth, Texas. Since January of 2003 she lived at Parkview Nursing Home in Muleshoe. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Family members said she enjoyed reading, doing needlepoint, latch hook work, embroidery, ceramics, camping and riding on the back of her sons’ motorcycles. She had a large collection of bells.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Louis “Fat” Terry, Lynn “Pete” Terry, and Willard “Bill” Terry: three sisters, Lola Mae Hill, Anne Howard, and Lucille Hill; an by his wife.
Survivors include three sons, Ron Riley (and wife, Carolyn) of Earth, Texas, Mike Riley (Delilah) of Grandview, Texas, and Tommy Riley (Rebecca) of Stanton, Texas; two daughters, Char Rector (Delbert) of Portales and Treasa Robertson (Mark) of Clovis; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Dave and Ray Terry, both of Portales; and a sister, Ruth Weems of Portales.
Skip Clark and David Bennett will officiate the services.
Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.
Pallbearers are her grandsons.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home, 1356 NM 236, Portales, NM 88130.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

Jeraldine Pittillo, 82
Services: 10 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Portales.
Mrs. Jeraldine “Jerri” Pittillo, 82, of Portales, died Thursday, March 3, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales.
She was born on Dec. 31, 1922, in Afton, Texas, to Alma and A.R. “Ray” Pool.
She attended school at Spring Lake, Texas, and Hart Camp, Texas before graduating from high school in Littlefield, Texas. She married Norman Pittillo on May 31, 1942, in Fieldton, Texas. They lived in Taft, Calif., LaJunta, Colo. and Yuma, Ariz. They moved to Houston and then on Feb. 18, 1947, they moved to Portales, where they farmed. She was a member of the First Baptist Church where she taught children’s Sunday School classes. She was a leader for the 4-H Club. She was a member of the Bethel Homemaker’s Club, and Farmer’s Home Administration Committee. Family members said she enjoyed quilting, sewing and raising pretty house plants.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Billy Ray Pool; a sister, Havah Haley; a son, Norman Wayne “Butch” Pittillo; and a grandson, Jim Wayne Davis.
Survivors include her husband; a daughter, DeAnna Davis (and husband, Jim) of Portales; two granddaughters, Amy Taylor (John) and Heather Cameron (Worthy); four great-grandchildren, Casey Chyanne and Joshua Taylor and Abigail and Cade Cameron; two brothers, Leland Pool of Bethel and K.D. “Darrell” Pool of Cleburne, Texas; and two sisters, Joy Riley of Littleton, Colo. and Jackie Boyd of Oklahoma City.
Herbert Bergstrom and the Rev. Dick Ross will officiate the services.
Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Jerry Woods, Eldon Hays, Butch McGowan, Arnold Smith, Cort Prude and Dave Collins.
Honorary pallbearers are Doyle Feagley, Herbert Newberry, Gale Newberry, Willie McGinnis and the deacons of First Baptist Church.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

Robert Jordan, 67
Services: Have been held.
Robert “Bobby” Jordan, 67, of Indio, Calif., died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, at his home.
He was born on July, 20, 1937, in Hugo, Okla., to Harry and Agnes Jordan.
The family moved to Portales in 1941 where he attended elementary and junior high schools. The family moved to Fort Sumner in 1952. He graduated from Fort Sumner High School in 1956. He earned bachelor and masters degrees from New Mexico State University. He married Corinne Rogers in 1959 and they moved to Indio, Calif. in 1966. He retired in May of 2004 after serving 38 years with the College of the Desert in Palm Desert, Calif.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Jack Jordan of Crystal City, Calif.; a daughter, Jeanette Wilcox of Palm Desert, Calif.; five granddaughters; a brother, Hank Jordan of Melrose; and three sisters, Pat Terry of Portales, Judy Walker of Abilene, Texas, and Vicki Hobbs of Park City, Kan.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Robert Jordan Nursing Scholarship Fund, c/o College of the Desert Foundation, 43500 Monterey Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260.
Arrangements are by Fitz Henry Funeral Home of Indio, Calif.