Camilia L. Apodaca
Camilia L. Apodaca, 74, died Friday morning, May 9, 2003, in the Trigg Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.
Born June 18, 1930, in Dalhart, Texas, she had been a homemaker and attended the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Tucumcari.
She is survived by three daughters: Hope Najera, Henrietta Rede and husband, Saul; Connie Perez and Chilo, all of Tucumcari; four sons: Pete Apodaca and wife, Rose, Mucio Apodaca and wife, Linda, David Apodaca, all of Tucumcari; Jay Apodaca and wife of Denver; five sisters: Petra Sandoval and Juana Garza and husband, Fine, all of Albuquerque; Connie Lopez, Amarillo, Texas; Helen Lucero and husband, Louie, Eagle River, Alaska; Sally Martinez, Tucumcari and one brother: Mucio Lopez and wife, Kathy, Tucumcari.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Juan, in 1991.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Dunn Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in the family plot of the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Antonio Vargas, Pete Apodaca, Joe Vargas, Andrew Apodaca, Robert Vargas, Matthew Apodaca, Abel Vargas and Irma Apodaca.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Garcia, Delmar Bell and all close friends and neighbors.
Margaret Ruth Ricketts Dougherty
Margaret Ruth Ricketts Dougherty, 95, died Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at her home in Tucumcari.
The daughter of Ira Ricketts and Annie Hughes, she was born Aug. 2, 1907, in Castro County, Texas.
The oldest of six children, she attended college in Canyon, Texas, then taught in a one-room school in rural Texas. She married Archie Dougherty in 1928 and the couple moved to the Frio Draw north of Clovis, where they ranched until 1973.
She was an active member of the Christian church, a charter member of the Clovis Central Christian Church, superintendent of the intermediate department and teacher of the Loyal Bereans class.
She is survived by four daughters: LaNelda Kresge and husband, Don, Logan; Ruth Daniel, Tucumcari; Allynda Treas and husband, Donald, Navajo Dam; Jane Westbrook and husband Gary Brightbill, Cedar Crest; five sons: David Dougherty and wife, Virginia, Abbott, Texas; Noel Dougherty and wife, Juandell, Pendaries; Wylie Dougherty and wife, Ruth Ann, Peoria, Ariz.; Pete Dougherty, and wife, Michelle, Monroe, La.; Bill Dougherty and wife, Lois, Corpus Christi, Texas; 34 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie Dougherty, a brother and a son-in-law, C.W. Daniel.
Services were 2 p.m. Friday at the Central Christian Church with Larry Tedrow officiating. Burial followed at the Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens.
Her grandsons served as pallbearers.
David Winston Dickens
David Winston Dickens, 18, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003.
The son of the Rev. Barry and Susan Dickens, he fell from a cliff.
He is survived by his parents, two sisters: Kimberly and Rachel and a brother: Peter.
His father had been pastor of Center Street United Methodist Church from February 1989 until June 1993.
Services will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Drive, Los Alamos, 715 Diamond Drive.
Annie Lucille Terpening
Annie Lucille Terpening, 85, died Sunday, May 4, 2003, in the Pecos Valley Nursing Home following an extended illness.
A wife, mother and homemaker, she was a member of the Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Clovis.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, C.W. “Pete” Terpening; three sons: Donald H. Gadbury and wife, Dolores, Logan; Mike Terpening and wife, Celeste, Fort Sumner; Tom L. Terpening and wife, Gail, San Ramon, Calif.; a daughter: Bette Jane Brodeur, Phoenix; 14 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, a son, a great-grandson and one great-granddaughter.
Services will be 2 p.m. May 17 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehova’s Witnesses in Clovis.
Francis Fuller, 83, died very early Wednesday morning, May 7, 2003, at his home in Portales.
The son of Amanda and Francis M. Fuller, he was born Dec. 19, 1919, in Kintyre, N.D.
The fourth of eight sons, he grew up on the family farm in Kintyre. He and four of his brothers served in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II. He married Lea Essig on July 5, 1943, in Napoleon, N.D. They made their home in several locations, where he farmed and worked side agriculture-related jobs. In 1994, they moved to Tucumcari before moving to Portales in 1999. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
He is survived by his wife of Portales; a son: Howard and wife, Joan Fuller, Lebanon, Mo.; two daughters: Frances L. Gunsch and husband, Donald, Longmont, Colo.; Dorothy Nelson and husband, Wendell, Clovis; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a brother, Harlan Fuller, Steele, N.D.
Services were 3 p.m. Friday at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Portales with Sven Frantzen, Dennis Harper and Johnny Lindsey officiating.