Published: Thursday, February 9th, 2006
Bill Crenshaw Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fort Sumner Cemetery Bill Crenshaw, 90, of Taiban died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006, at the Farwell Convalescent Home. He was born June 28, 1915, in Melrose to William J. Crenshaw and the former Retta Moss. He was raised south of Melrose and attended schools at Melrose and Floyd, where he graduated. He married Mildred Alice Wright on Aug. 12, 1936, in Melrose. He worked on ranches in areas around Melrose, then moved to Cruel, Texas, and worked for a while before retiring to Melrose. In 1946 he purchased a ranch south of Taiban where he lived until 2002. He was raised in the Baptist faith and attended church in Fort Sumner. Family members said he enjoyed ranch work, fishing and sports. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers Acea B. Crenshaw and Frank Crenshaw. Survivors include his wife; a son, Billy Crenshaw (and wife, Sylvia) of Taiban; three grandchildren, Wilann Griego (Jim) of Portales; Becky Shafer of Portales, Glen Crenshaw (Willene) of Taiban; five great-grandchildren Krystle Barton (Bart) of Clovis; Devan Griego of Portales; Kenna Shafer of Portales; Blake and La Nay Crenshaw of Taiban; two great great-grandchildren, Reagan and Trey Barton of Clovis; and several nieces and nephews. Buddy Hall will officiate services. Pallbearers will be Glen Crenshaw, Blake Crenshaw, Jim Griego, Bart Barton, Jacky Gorden and Joe Castillo. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday until service time. Arrangements are by Chavez Funeral Home Fort Sumner.
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