8-9-05 Obituaries

Elfigo Montano
Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales.
Mr. Elfigo Montano, 56, of Portales, died Friday, Aug. 5, 2005 in Portales.
Mr. Montano was born June 21, 1949, in Portales to Rosa and Juan F. Montano. He lived in Portales all of his live. He served in the New Mexico National Guard for several years, and was transferred to active duty and served in Germany.
He worked for several years as a mechanic and a carpenter, but had been disabled and unable to work for the past several years.
He was a member of St. Helen Catholic Church.
He enjoyed playing his guitar and singing, family members said.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Connie Montano.
He is survived by two sons, Anthony Elfigo Montano of Amarillo and Teofilo Juan Montano of Portales; two daughters, Maria Chris Ontiveros (and husband, German) of Portales and Tina Lee Moore (Andre) of Temple, Texas; four grandchildren, Alexandra and Abigail Montano and Mireya and German Ontiveros; four brothers, Seferino, Isaac and Rudy Montano, all of Portales, and Jerry Dean Montano of Bossier City, La.; four sisters, Nina Baca and Rose Carter, both of Portales, Patsy Jaquez of Hobbs and Lucy Cancino of Roswell.
Father Tobin Hitt will officiate the services.
Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Seferino, Isaac, Rudy, and Jerry Montano, Jake Lopez, Leroy Gutierrez, Steven Ryen.
Honorary pallbearers are his friends.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

Nadine Tidwell
Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church in Clovis.
Mrs. Nadine Tidwell, 64, of Portales, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis.
She was born March 13, 1941, in Mobile, Ala.
She married Rodney Tidwell on July 10, 1958, in Clovis.
They moved to Portales in 1977. Family members said she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and was always generous with anyone in need, especially family members.
She was preceded in death by a son, Randall Tidwell; and a daughter, Victoria Lesly.
Survivors include her husband of Portales; two grandchildren, Natalie Cimarron (and husband, Joe) of Albuquerque and Keyunna Tidwell of Pawnee, Ill.; four great-grandchildren, Karissa Hall, D’Marie, Warren, and Brandon Tidwell; and her mother, Velma Dana.
Jon Forrest and Ron Eggleton will officiate the services.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

Services Pending
Curtis Tiffin, 80, of Portales died Monday, Aug. 8, 2005, at University Medical Center in Lubbock.
Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

Funerals Today
Elfigo Montano — 10 a.m. at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales.