Dec. 13 Obituaries

Antonia Adame Olivas
Services: 2 p.m. (CST) today at the First Baptist Church in Denver City, Texas.

Antonia Adame Olivas, 65, of Denver City, Texas, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, in Denver City.

She was born March 11, 1940, in Carmargo Chihuahua, Mexico, to Eligio and Barbarita Adame. She married Merced Olivas on Feb. 11, 1961, in Ojinaga Chihuahua, Mexico. She was a housewife and a mother.

She was preceded in death by her husband; and her parents.

Survivors include her step-mother, Augustina Adame of Ojinaga Chihuahua, Mexico; sons, Jose Olivas of Cleburne, Texas, and Merced Fernando Olivas of Ojinaga Chihuahua, Mexico; daughter, Teresa Parde of Denver City, Texas; granddaughter, Lluvia Olivas of Denver City; step-daughter, Avundia Diaz of Portales; brothers, Francisco Adame of Ojinaga Chihuahua, Mexico, Eleuterio Adame and Juan Ramon Adame of Odessa, Texas; sisters, Lorenza Chavez of Torreon Coahuila, Mexico, Maria De La Luz Nieto and Cleotilde Adame of Ojinaga Chihuahua, Mexico; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Jose P. Olivas, Jose P. Olivas, Jr., Jose R. Parada, Jose R. Parada, Jr., Jose Luis Gomez, Juan Ramon Adame, Wesland Galindo, Alonso Adame, Eligio Adame and Hernanan Adam.

Arrangements are by Ratliff Funeral Homes of Denver City.

Pauline Brown
Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Steed-Todd Chapel in Clovis.

Pauline Brown, 88, of Clovis, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis.

She was born Nov. 19, 1917, in Ranger, Texas, to Jack and Ruby Scarborough Tidwell.

She had been a longtime Clovis resident and had worked as a beautician at Kirby’s Beauty Shop in Portales.
Family members said she loved to go to church and be with her friends. She was a member of Kingswood United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Tommy Brown; and brothers, Gaston, Durrell and Orlin.
Survivors include her sisters, Audry Bedell of Odessa, Texas, Betty Wesberry of Mesquite, Texas, and Mary Jouett of Oklahoma City; and numerous nieces and nephews
Rev. Brad Reeves is officiating.

Cremation has taken place.

Arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home of Clovis.

Wade Dendy
Services: 2 p.m. Friday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales.

Wade Dendy, 47, of Portales, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005, at his home in Portales.

He was born March 10, 1958, in Lubbock to Vera and Ed Dendy.

The family moved to Bovina from Lubbock when he was 5. In 1969, they came to Portales. He was a 1976 graduate of Portales High School. Following high school, he moved back to Lubbock where he was employed for several years at O’Hair Shutters. On Jan. 1, 1982, he was married to Natalie Piekarski. A short time after their marriage the couple moved to Portales.

He was employed in the Maintenance Department at Eastern New Mexico University until 1997 when he became a full-time caretaker for his wife until her death. After her death in 1999, he became a phone operator at Cannon Air Force Base, and later worked at ENMRSH.

When his parents became seriously ill he quit to care for them until their deaths. Family members said he became disabled in June 2004, and since that time had been unable to work. Family members said he enjoyed watching old western movies and trivia games on television. He also had a large collection of music of various genres.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Natalie.

Survivors include his brothers, Larry Dendy (and wife Donna) of Fort Meyers, Fla., and Joe Dendy of DeQueen, Ark.; and sister, Judy Privett (Johnny) of Portales.

Scott P. Reeves will officiate.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

Richard Blalock
Services: 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Portales.

Richard Blalock, 46, of Portales, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born Feb. 8, 1959, in Hobbs to Doris and Walter Blalock. He retired from the Eastern New Mexico University Physical Plant in 2004 due to failing health.

Family members said his hobbies included hunting arrowheads with his mentor and Uncle Ken Bedinger and collecting miniature cars and motorcycles. He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends and was proud of his two nieces, Andrea and Kiley Blalock.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include his mother, Doris Blalock of Portales; brother, Mike Blalock (and wife, Gaylene) of Monahans, Texas; sister, Jan Blalock of Portales; nieces, Andrea Blalock of Portales and Kiley Blalock of Denton, Texas; and numerous aunts and uncles and longtime friend, Vicki Olgin
Rev. Winston Berry and Rev. Dick Ross will officiate.

Burial will take place in Monahans, Texas, at a later date
Arrangements are by Agape Funeral Home of Lubbock.