March 25 Obituaries
Published: Thursday, March 24th, 2005
Robert English, 90 Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church Chapel in Clovis. The Rev. Robert A. English, 90, of Clovis, died Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on April 2, 1914, in Tarrant County, Texas, to John Robert and Lydia Coomer English. He was a Methodist minister and served at Trinity Methodist in Clovis from 1957 to 1959. He also served at other Methodist Churches throughout New Mexico and Texas, including at Rosedale from 1943-1945, Ranchvale from 1947-1948, Melrose from 1968-1969, and Elida-Floyd from 1976-1978. He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers; and four sisters. Survivors include his wife, Hadis Lacy English of the Clovis; a son, John A. English (and wife, Jodie) of Santa Fe; a daughter, Mary H. Hilliard (John) of Haughton, La.; three sisters, Ruth Hornick of Houston, Mary Frances Sparger of Bedford, Texas, and Carrie Lou Nelson of Euless, Texas; three grandsons; a granddaughter; four great-grandsons; a step-grandson, Brian Gonzales of Santa Fe; a step-granddaughter, Jennifer Evans of Colorado Springs, Colo.; four step-great-grandsons; and numerous nieces and nephews. The Rev. Ran Loy will officiate the services. The family will receive friends at 1004 W. Kathie in Clovis. Burial will be at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens in Clovis. Pallbearers are John, Richard, and Wayne Hilliard, Steven English and Brian Gonzales. Arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home of Clovis. Ethel Moore, 94 Services: 2 p.m. Friday at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel in Hobbs. Ethel Amber Moore, 94, of Hobbs, died Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at Good Samaritan in Hobbs. She was born on Sept. 26, 1910, in Dodge City, Ark., to Charlie and Maudie Bell Hynes. She married Floyd Lee Moore on Nov. 29, 1927, in New Cordell, Okla. She lived in Hobbs since the 1950’s. She was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary and she taught Sunday school at the Pentecostal Holiness Church. Family members say she enjoyed gardening and her family. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Grafton Moore; a granddaughter, Lela Moore; three sisters; and three brothers. Survivors include two daughters, Cleadith Roberts and Mary Belle Davidson, both of Hobbs; two sons, Elzie Edward Moore of Corpus Christi, Texas and Delmar Moore of Hobbs; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren. The Rev. Shawn Drake and Sister Mary Hicks will officiate the services. Burial will be at Pairie Haven Memorial Park in Hobbs. Memorial contributions may be made to Vista Care Hospice or Good Samaritan Center. Arrangements are by Griffin Funeral Home of Hobbs. Feliz Salaz, 82 Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales. Feliz Salaz, 82, of Portales, died Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at her home. She was born on Nov. 25, 1922, in Chaperito, to Juanita and Miguel Lucero. She married Ernesto Salaz on Dec. 8, 1945, in Chaperito. They made their home in Trementina, until 1947 when they moved to Las Vegas, N.M. In 1963 they moved to Portales. She was a member of St. Helen Catholic Church. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters, Ladies’ Auxiliary, was a Guadelupana and a communion minister. Family members say enjoyed gardening and raising beautiful flowers. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and two brothers, Antonio and Jose Lucero., Survivors include six sons, Antonio Salaz (and wife, Antonia), Ernesto M. and Tom Salaz, all of Portales, Bob Salaz (Pauline) of Albuquerque, Fred Salaz (Joy) of Crescent Springs, Ky. and Richard Salaz of Roswell; five daughters, Lydia Aguilar of Portales, Elena Gomez (Edmond) of Alcalde, Elizabeth McCollum of San Marcos, Texas, Gloria DeMorrow (Jerry) of Bloomfield, and Dolores Salaz Tapia of Las Cruces; 17 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four brothers, Mike Lucero of Portales, and Oraldo, Epefanio and Albert Lucero, all of Las Vegas, N.M.; and a sister, Maria Ulibarri of Albuquerque. Father Tobin Hitt will officiate the services. Burial will be at Portales Cemetery. Pallbearers are Chano Garcia, Michael, Zeke, Gabe, Santiago, Abraham, Jose, and Ernie Salaz, Jay McCollum, and Billy and Dino Aguilar. Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Keith Terry, 64 Services: 2 p.m., Saturday at Third and Kilgore Church of Christ in Portales. Keith Terry, 64, of Portales, died Thursday, March 24, 2005 at his home. He was born on Nov. 19, 1940, in Portales, to Musette and Bob Terry. He married Judy Cummingson on Aug. 27, 1958, in Farwell. He lived his entire life in and around Portales. He was a 1959 graduate of Portales High School. They farmed for about 12 years before trading their land for the home where they now live in Portales. In 1970 he began buying farm equipment and established a custom harvesting business. In 1984 he bought a rock crusher and added a cliché business. In 1986 he quit the harvesting business, and did the cliché business full time. He retired in 1995. In 1981 he began collecting antique cars to restore and resell. He was a member of the Third and Kilgore Church of Christ, Eastern New Mexico Antique Auto Club and the Sun Country Auto Club. He was preceded in death by his father. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Karl Terry (and wife, Carol) of Carbondale, Colo.; Jeff Terry (Cindy) of Portales; a daughter, Kathy Mobley (Randy) of Portales; four grandchildren, Ellen and Wade Mobley and Patty and Jessie Terry; his mother; a brother, H.R. Terry (Nona Faye) of Portales; three sisters, Betty Musick (Gordon) of Lubbock, and Mildred Gates (Monroe) and Sharon Grider (Gary), all of Clovis. David Bennett and Kenneth Broad will officiate the services. Burial will be at Law Haven Memorial Gardens in Clovis. Pallbearers are Harold, Mike, Danny and Terry, Stephen Cummings, Mark Robertson, Stan and Kerry Musick, and Randy Wiseman. Honorary pallbearers are the members of the Antique Car Club and his coffee dDrinking buddies. Arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home of Clovis. Raymond Thomas, 92 Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens in Clovis. Raymond Curtis Thomas, 92, of Clovis, died Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at his home. He was born on Nov. 9, 1912, in Crowell, Texas, to Ollie Thomas and Elsie Boren. In 1916, he and his family came to Clovis in a covered wagon on their way to Estancia Valley. In 1923, they moved back to Clovis. He was a foreman for the Railways Ice Plant. After World War II, he worked at Cannon Air Force Base as a heating and cooling superintendent until his retirement. He was a member of the Oak Street Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Aston; a brother, Troy Martin Thomas; and two sisters, Lois Graham and Flossie Gentry. Survivors include: two brothers, David L. Thomas of Santee, Calif. and Jimmy Rex Thomas of Slaton, Texas; two sisters, Eula Ellis of Denver, Colo. and Nola Belew of Albuquerque. The Rev. Kenneth Dunsworth will officiate the services. Burial will be at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens in Clovis. Arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home of Clovis. Ruth Watson, 89 Services: 1 p.m. (CST) Friday at Woolsey Funeral Home in Pekin, Ill. Ruth E. “Lizzy” Watson, 89, of Pekin, Ill., died Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at Pekin, Hospital in Pekin, Ill. She was born on Sept. 27, 1915, in Bunker, Mo., to Calvin and Stella William Schaffer. She married Virgil Watson on Sept. 26, 1934, in Emnence, Mo. She was a homemaker. She was a former member of the First Church of God in Pekin, Ill. She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Francis R. Watson Cantrell; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four brothers; three sisters; and two son-in-laws. Survivors include six sons, Earnest “Bud” Watson (and fiancé, Neva Hannig), Darrell Watson (Ann), and Randy Watson (Cheryle), all of Pekin, Ill., Charles E. “Chuck Watson (Sandy) of Cherokee Village, Ark., John W. “Wes” Watson of Jefferson City, Mo., and Rodger Watson (Donna) of Emden, Ill.; five daughters, Stella E. Bell (Tori) of Virginia, Ill., Ruth Campbell (Gerald) of Green Valley, Ill., Joann Miller of Brazil, Ill., Sally Harbourn (Ty) of Delavan, Ill. and Katie Rawlings (Bill) of Herod, Ill.; 51 grandchildren; 111 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, John Schaffer (Esther) of Salem, Mo. Burial will be at Orendorf Cemetery in Hopedale, Ill. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Midwest affiliate. Arrangements are by Woolsey Funeral Home of Pekin, Ill.
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