Oct. 7 Obituaries
Published: Wednesday, October 6th, 2004
Doris Carpenter, 72 Doris Carpenter, 72, of Portales, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on May 22, 1932, in Grand Rapids, Mich., to Dorothy and Everett Boggs. She lived in Grand Rapids, Mich., until the age of 15 when her family moved to Wayland, Mich. She married Verne Carpenter on June 26, 1951, in Archibald, Ohio. The couple moved to Portales in 1975. He was a 4-H leader and active in the PTA while her children were in school. She was also involved in the Portales High School band boosters cub. Family members said she was an avid reader, enjoyed gardening, canning, sewing, cooking, bowling, scrapbooking and quilting. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Everett Jr. and Dennis Boggs. Survivors include her husband; a son, David Carpenter of Carbondale, Colo.; five daughters, Nancy Nutt of Grand Rapids, Mich., Barbara Roybal (and husband, Larry) of Santa Fe, Diane Baca (Eddie) of Portales, Deborah Carpenter of Roswell and Dannette Lucero (Bennie) of Rockport, Texas; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Evelyn Ferguson of Federal Heights, Colo. Father Tobin Hitt will officiate the services. Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Steve Williams, 46 Steve Williams, 46, formerly of Portales, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at Southern Specialty Health Care in Lubbock. He was born on July 9, 1958, in Lubbock, to Joy and Charles T. Williams. He grew up in Irving, Texas, where he graduated from McArthur High School in 1978. He and his mother moved to Portales in 1992. While living in Portales, he helped his cousin Cliff Neece on the farm. He was a member of the Third and Kilgore Church of Christ. Family members said he enjoyed fishing and attending rodeos. He was preceded in death by his father. Survivors include his mother of Abilene, Texas; two brothers, Wayne Williams (and wife, Cindy) of Abilene, and Dave Williams of Knoxville, Tenn.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. David Bennett will officiate the services. Burial will be at 4 p.m. (CDT) Friday at the City of Lubbock Cemetery. Pallbearers are Bill, Cliff and Matt Neece, Jerry Partin, Doug Crozier and Jim Chandler. Honorary pallbearers are Jerry Frank Stokes, Curtis Breshears, Delbert Rector and Johnny Lieb. Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.
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