Obits 9/5

Loretta Looper, 56 Mrs. Loretta Looper, 56, of Portales, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003, at her home. She was born on Sept. 15, 1946, in Tucumcari, to Mary and Sam W. Beck. She grew up in Tucumcari. She moved to Belen in 1964 and was a 1966 graduate of Belen High School. She married John […]

Council unanimously votes to oust city manager

Mike Linn Gerald Depo no longer manages the city of Portales. The decision to fire the city manager came after a 45-minute executive session at Tuesday night’s city council meeting. Public Works Director Tom Howell and City Clerk Joan Martinez-Terry will act as co-city managers until a replacement for Depo is hired. “This is in […]

Obits Aug. 29

Sherrie Bettenhausen, 47 Dr. Sherrie Bettenhausen, 47, of Charleston, S.C., died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, at the Medical University of South Carolina. She was born on March 14, 1956, in Williston, N.D., to Odean and Lorraine Eliassen Bendixson. She was a 1974 high school graduate. She began her college teaching profession at Eastern New Mexico […]

Obits Aug. 26

Charley Hill, 79 Mr. Charley Elbert Hill, 79, of Portales, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Jan. 3, 1924, in Maud, Texas, to Effie and Charley Hill. Mr. Hill was one of two sets of twins. The Hills moved to Roosevelt County about 1929. In 1943 […]

Obits 8/22

Eva Banister, 55 Mrs. Eva “Jody” Banister, 55, of Portales, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Sept. 23, 1947, in Portales, to Hazel and Manuel Vancleve. She worked as a cook at Cook’s Truck Center in Clovis. She was the child care provider for several […]

Obits Aug. 21

Frances Blair, 95 Ms. Frances Opal Blair, 95, of Clovis, a bookkeeper, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Oct. 5, 1907, in Portales, to Nathan B. and Mabel E. Daniels Lea. She lived in Clovis most of her life where she worked as a bookkeeper […]

Obits Aug. 19

Kay Goodman, 56 Mrs. Kay Goodman, 56, of Albuquerque, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003, at her home. She was born on Feb. 28, 1949, in Portales, to Sue and Ed Harris. She grew up in Portales and graduated from Portales High School in 1965. She graduated from Eastern New Mexico University in 1970. She received […]

Obits Aug. 17

Donald Crockett, 67 Mr. Donald R. Crockett, 67, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003, at Life Care Center in Farmington. He was born Aug. 5, 1936, in Comanche, Okla., to Virginia and Eddie Crockett. He grew up in Portales. He earned his bachelor’s degree in 1960 and his master’s degree in 1966. He taught in Roswell […]

Obits Aug. 10

Alice Ackerman, 87 Mrs. Alice Ackerman, 87, a former resident of Portales, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003, at Copper Queen Community Hospital in Bisbee, Ariz. She was born Nov. 4, 1915, in a farm house near Roosevelt, Okla., to Ida and Clarence Hill. Along with her brothers and sisters, she endured the Depression after the […]

Obituaries, August 1

Services Pending Isabel Guerra, 41, of Portales, died Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.