Published: Wednesday, February 15th, 2006
Edward M. Garcia Services: 11 a.m. Friday at the Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Willard. Edward M. Garcia, 52, of Willard died on Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, in Albuquerque. He was born Oct. 14, 1953, in Clovis to Rafael and Dulcinia Marez Garcia. Family members said he was a published poet, accomplished guitarist, excelled in gymnastics in school, and was on the dean’s list while attending Clovis Community College. They said he will be remembered as a loving father, son, brother, uncle, and friend. He was preceded in death by his mother. He is survived by a daughter, Melissa Beverage of Portales; his father; three brothers; Ambrosio Garcia (and wife, Maggie) of Albuquerque, Ernest Garcia of Albuquerque and Albert Padilla (Brenda) of Estancia; a sister, Lucinda Padilla (George) of Albuquerque; four grandchildren, Abelito, Seth, Ian and T.J.; and numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. Father Ron Stone will be officiate services. Arrangements are by Harris-Hanlon Mortuary of Willard. Wanda Mae Richardson Services: Have been held Wanda Mae Richardson, 72, of Tehachapi, Calif., died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006. She was born July 15, 1933, in Radon, Okla., to Charles and Lily Barker. She was preceded in death by her husband Arval Richardson. She is survived by a brother, Virgil Barker (and wife, Hazel) of Fresno, Calif.; a stepson, J.T. Richardson of Bakersfield, Calif.; two daughters, Sharron Pitocco (Mike) of Tehachapl, Calif., and Sandra Martinez (Pete) of Portales; a son, Harold Chancellor (Sandra) of Lancaster, Calif.; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She worked as a dispatcher for an ambulance service, a nurse’s assistant and a daycare provider. Family members said she enjoyed helping others and loved sewing, gardening canning and crocheting. Arraignments are by the Wood Family Funeral Service of Tehachapi, Calif. Myrtle Ioleen Vincent Services: 11 a.m. today at Rest Lawn Cemetery in Portales. Myrtle Ioleen Vincent, 76, of Seminole, Texas, died at her home Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006. She was born Oct. 21, 1929, in Portales to Roy and Jonnie Terrill. She moved to Seminole in 1999. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. Family members said she loved to sing at church and she was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by a son; Gary Vincent of Fort Hood, Texas; two daughters, Janet Sue Culpepper of Bossion, La., and LeDena Elaine Carter of Seminole; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Arrangements are by Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole. Clarine Collins Services: 10 a.m. Friday at the Steed-Todd Chapel Clarine Collins, 92, of Clovis died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, at Laurel Plains Healthcare. She was born March 1, 1913, in Lynn County, Texas, to Fred and Eliza Leavett Thomas. She was raised by various family members and friends, including spending a year or more in the Baptist Children's Home in Portales. She married Roy Collins in 1928 in Grady, where they made their home and started their family. In 1937 they moved to the Running Water Draw northwest of Clovis in the Claud community, where they made their home for the next 44 years. She was a homemaker, mother and active in the Claud Rainy Day Club. After her boys were grown she worked as a bookkeeper at Ranchers and Farmers Livestock Auction and in the Curry County Tax Assessor's office. She moved to Clovis in 1981. She was a member of Kingswood Methodist Church. Family members said she enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and knitting and had many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, five brothers, Nathan, Perry, George, Earl and F. P. “Buster” Thomas ;and a granddaughter, Vickie Salazar. She is survived by three sons, Clark Collins of Texico, Dave Collins (and wife, Iva) of Portales and Pat Collins of Clovis; nine grandchildren; Johnny Collins of Los Alamos, Ivan Collins of Spring, Texas, Debora Birdsong of Stamford, Texas, Linda Coiner and Elida Henderlite of Clovis, Denise Collins of Bradenton, Fla., Deborah Thorpe of Peru, Ind., Jennifer Morgan of Dallas and Houston Collins of Seattle, 16 great-grandchildren and four great great-grandchildren. Burial will be at the Grady Cemetery. Family members suggest memorial contributions be made to the Federation for the Blind. Arraignments are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home. Isabel Hernandez Services: 2 p.m. Friday at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales. Isabel Hernandez, 88, of Portales died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, at his home. He was born Nov. 5, 1917, in Terlingua, Texas, to Concepcion Hernandez and Ernesto Jacobo. He grew up and attended school in Mexico. He came to the U.S. as a young man and worked in agriculture throughout West Texas. He moved to Portales 22 years ago when he retired. Family members said he enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings; and his wife of 53 years, Margarita Hernandez, who died in 2002. He is survived by two sons; Roberto Jacobo of Portales and Luis Armader (and wife, Vicky) of Portales; four daughters; Flora (Ezeqiel) Reyes of Friona, Maria Coronado of Portales, Ramona Simental (Jose) of Portales and Laura Gonzales (Cruz) of Portales; 11 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Father James McGowan will officiate services. A Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. today at St. Helen Catholic Church. Family members will serve as pallbearers Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.
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