Obits 11-12

Dorothy Beach, 74 Dorothy Reid Beach, 74, of Albuquerque, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2003, at Lovelace Hospital in Albuquerque. She was born Nov. 21, 1928, in Collingsworth County, Texas, to T.C. And Tommie Boutcher Raper. She was a former resident of Clovis and had worked for Montgomery Ward as a bookkeeper. She married Raymond Lee […]

World War II veteran reminisces on his two-year tour of duty

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Mike Linn Robert C. Dunn’s memories about his more than two-year service in World War II are vague, limited and intense. The corporal in the 38th Air Engineering Squadron of the 13th Army Air Force recalls the five Islands where he worked fixing planes. The day he watched two enemy aircraft sink after American planes […]

First female deputy sheriff remembers her days of law enforcement

Tony Parra Roosevelt County’s first female deputy sheriff didn’t earn mounds of respect from fellow male deputies right away. But Nancy Cox didn’t allow her male co-workers — who initially sent her on prank calls — to dampen her desire to fight crime. Cox is first female deputy sheriff for the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department, […]

Obits July 23

Lorraine Corbin, 84 Lorraine Corbin, 84, of Portales and formerly of Causey, died Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Bernus Steele, 81 Bernus Powell Steele, 81, of Lubbock, died Friday, June 27, 2003, in Lubbock. She was born on June […]

Obits 7/6

Cora Ward, 95 Mrs. Cora Edith Ward, 95, of Clovis, a retired bookkeeper, died Friday, July 4, 2003, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on July 11, 1907, in Waters Park, Texas, to Reuben Benjamin and Blanche Elizabeth Dunks. Mrs. Ward worked for many years at Cauole Engraving Co. as bookkeeper and […]

Pioneer Profiles

Maurine Ferris Kennedy When 93-year-old Maureen Ferris Kennedy and her first husband, Fred Ferris, moved to Roosevelt County in 1936, she was very much against the move. “I didn’t want to come at all,” she said. But her mind quickly changed when they attended church. “My husband and I sang at the church and they […]

LaVerba Blandford, 78

LaVerba Blandford, 78, died Friday, May 23, 2003, in Amarillo. She was born Oct. 23, 1924, in Portales, to Alice and A.K. Scott. She grew up in Portales and graduated from Portales High School in 1942. On May 28, 1942, she married Buck Blandford. During World War II she was employed at B&J Drug. In […]