4/14 Obituaries

Dick Blakey, 46
Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales.
Dick Blakey, 46, of Silver City and Andrews, Texas, died Monday, April 10, 2005, in Silver City.
He was born on March 10, 1959, in Portales, to Joann and Buster Blakey.
He grew up in Causey and attended school in Causey and Dora. He graduated from Dora High School in 1977. After high school, he worked at B&B Livestock. He had been employed at the gold mine in Winnemucca, Nev. and for the past month he had been working in the copper mines at Silver City. He married Lesli Davis on Jan. 3, 2005, in Winnemucca, Nev. Family members said he enjoyed playing golf, dancing, was a very outgoing man, and loved visiting, telling stories and jokes. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife of Andrews, Texas; a son, Kyle Blakey of Clovis; two step-sons, Chisum and Shane Dolgener, both of Andrews, Texas; his parents of Causey; two brothers, Larry Blakey (and wife, Sandi) of Portales and Kim Blakey (Kim Louise) of El Paso, Texas; three sisters, Judy Reid (Terry) of Clovis, Rita Blakey of Las Cruces, and Doris Welch (Jeff) of Portales.
Leroy Thomas and Mark Moreland will officiate the services.
Burial will be at Causey Cemetery.
Pallbearers are David and Jeff Welch, Terry Reid, Kody Vaughan, Kasey Vaughan, Don Doak, and Montie and Kim Howard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

Robert Evans, 72
Services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Kenna Community Church.
Robert Eldon “Bob” Evans, 72, of Kenna, died Tuesday, April 12, 2005, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in Roswell.
He was born on Dec. 15, 1932, in Conemaugh, Pa., to Rose and Charles Evans.
He joined the Army at age 16 and during his 21-year military career, he was stationed at numerous locations around the world. He served in the Korean and Vietnam wars, attaining a final rank of Chief Warrant Officer 2. His many awards included three Purple Hearts and the Army Commendation Medal. After retiring from the military in 1971, he joined Bradbury Stamm Construction Company in Albuquerque, and for 22 years was employed as their yard superintendent. He married Jene McDowell on Aug. 4, 1984. He was a member of the Sandia Mountain Lodge AF&AM in Albuquerque.
He was preceded in death by his parents; 13 brothers and sisters; and a son, David.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Roger Evans of Albuquerque; a daughter, Brenda Archuleta of Albuquerque; a grandson; his mother-in-law, Thelma McDowell of Kenna; a sister Barbara Jean McKee of Johnstown, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
The Rev. Michael Rinne will officiate the services.
Burial will be at Kenna Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Billy Frank Good, Adam Anthony, Bud Bilberry, Herb Martin, Tommy Holmes, and Jimmy Dale Ward.
Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. Saturday at Kenna Community Center.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

Kathryn Coffman, 91
Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales.
Kathryn Coffman, 91, of Portales, died Wednesday April 13, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales.
She was born on August 4, 1913, in Red River County, Texas, to Nellie and George T. Hale.
She married Leslie Worth Coffman on Nov. 29, 1936, in Portales.
She grew up in Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico and graduated from Floyd High School. She married Leslie Worth Coffman on Nov. 29, 1936, in Portales. In the mid-1960’s, she worked for Eastern New Mexico University in the cafeteria and later for Roosevelt General Hospital as a cook. She was a member of University Drive Church of Christ. Family members said she enjoyed cooking and sewing.
She was preceded in death by her by her husband; her parents; three brothers, Rufus, Buford, and Vernon Hale; three sisters, Lera White, Lillian Collins, and Carrie Dwiggins.
Survivors include a son, Leslie W. Coffman Jr. (and wife, Barbara) of Las Cruces; a daughter, Pam Shafer (Donald K.) of Portales; six grandchildren, Laura Pavatt, Shawn Carter, Sindi Davis, Michelle Nixon, Creig Coffman, and Skyler Smith; five great-grandchildren, Coby and Chesney Carter, Brandt and Brennen Davis, and Cadel Nixon; a sister, Louise Dodson of Harlingen, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
Kenneth Morrison will officiate the services.
Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Laura Pavatt, Larry Pavatt, Shawn Carter, Alan Carter, Sindi Davis, Darrell Davis, Creig Coffman, Michelle Nixon.
Honorary Pallbearers are all family members.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

Mary Peatschman, 78
Services: Have been held.
Mary “Myrt” Catherine Good Peatschman, 78, of El Paso, Texas, died Sunday, April 3, 2005.
She was born on March 23, 1927, in Kenna, to Dora Howell and Benjamin F. Good II.
She grew up on the family ranch in Yeso and went to school in Fort Sumner. She went to college at New Mexico State University. She earned her masters degree at UTEP and worked on her doctorate at Texas Tech. She married her college sweetheart, Robert L. Peatschman in 1949. She was employed by the Ysleta Independent School District as a teacher and then the principal of Sageland Elementary School. She was a past president of the Teachers Association and a member of the Ysleta Hall of Fame.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a brother, Ben Good; and a sister, Betty Jo Luck.
Survivors include five nieces, Bennie Crist, Terri Tucker, Kathy Longbreak, Cassy Luck, and Diana Luck; a sister-in-law, Jeanne Good; a brother-in-law, Dr. Ben R. Luck; and two cousins, Sammy and Judy Howell.
Burial was at Fort Bliss National Cemetery in Texas.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Battered Women Shelter, P.O. Box 26219, El Paso, Texas 79926.
Arrangements were by Hillcrest Funeral Home-Carolina of El Paso, Texas.

Sherry Richardson, 48
Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Melrose Cemetery.
Sherry Ann Richardson, 48, of Clovis, died Sunday, April 10, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis.
She was born on Sept. 2, 1956, in Clovis, to Walter C. and Dorothy Ward Powers.
She worked at the Portales News Tribute and was a member of Sacred Heart Church.
She is survived by her mother, Dorothy Bohannan of Clovis; a sister, Rhonda Thompson (and husband, Dwight) of Clovis; two nephews, John and Mark Thompson of Clovis; and a great-nephew.
Father Sotero Sena will officiate the services.
Arrangements are by Muffley Funeral Home of Clovis.

Service Pending
Betty Maye Hill, 61, of Deming, died Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at Mimbres Memorial Care and Rehabilitation Center in Deming.
Arrangements will be announced by Baca’s Funeral Chapels of Deming.