Published: Thursday, February 2nd, 2006
Naomi Clary Services: Will be held at a later date. Naomi Clary, 83, of Portales died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006, at her residence. She was born Aug. 28, 1922, in Thomaston, Ala., to Elsie Mae and Coleman K. Perkins. She grew up and attended school in Grand Junction, Colo. She married Ralph Clary on April 5, 1944, in Jacksonville, Fla. She returned to college when he was declared M.I.A. in Korea. She graduated in 1956 from the University of Denver with a bachelor’s degree. She married Kenneth R. Clary on June 2, 1956. She moved to Encinitas, Calif., in 1963 and began working for the California Department of Social Services as a social worker. She received her master’s degree in social work from the University of California at San Diego in 1970. She retired in 1985 as the head of Child Protective Services. She moved to Portales in 1993 and traveled extensively throughout China and Europe. She attended the First United Methodist Church of Portales. Family members said she enjoyed singing and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Norma Hollansworth; and by her first husband. Survivors include a son, Robert Clary (and wife, Jordan) of Haikou, Hainan, China; two daughters, Ann Riddle (Sonny) of Holly Lake Ranch, Texas, and Kim Cane (Art) of Portales; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and four nephews The family suggests contributions be made in her memory to the First United Methodist Church, 200 S. Ave. C, Portales, NM 88130. Arrangments are Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Carolina L. Greg Services: Already held Carolina L. Greg, 93, of Fort Summer, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center following an illness. She was born May 18, 1912, in Canada, Colo., to Abler Lope and Repeat Sandal. She attended school at Alma. She married Susan Greg on Sept. 4, 1929, in Santa Rose. They ranched northeast of Fort Summer until his death in 1949. Following her husband’s death, she moved into Fort Summer, where she raised her family. She was a homemaker, a member of American Legion Unit 21 auxiliary, where she received the sergeant-at-arms medal. She was a devoted member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Fort Summer. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a son, Abler Greg; a grandson Michael Greg; a daughter-in-law, Esther Greg; four brothers Isaac, Mx, Jack and Nick Lope; eight sisters, Adelaide, Rosary, Maria and Alice Royal, Olympia Lujan, Juanita and Pablita Lopez, and Dulsenea Gutierrez. Survivors include a daughter, Crusita Sena (and husband, Ramon) of Clovis; three sons, Nicanor Griego (Jo); Juan Griego (Viola) of Fort Sumner and Sam Griego of Las Vegas, N.M.; a nephew raised as a son, Eddie Roybal (Irene) of Las Vegas, N.M.; a daughter-in-law, Charlotte Griego of Fort Sumner; a sister, Louisa Gonzales of Fort Sumner; an aunt, Barbara Griego of Albuquerque; two sisters-in-law, Margie Tapia and Eloisa Lopez; and a brother-in-law, Jose Martinez. Father Gerald Johnson officiated services. Pallbearers were her grandsons, Rob, Johnny Ray, Kurt, Nicolas and Jerry Griego and Daniel Michael Sena. Arrangements are by Chavez Funeral Home in Fort Sumner.
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