Obits, jan 3

Pauline Martinez

Pauline Martinez, 64 died on December 26, 2003.
She is survived by one son Anthony Martinez; six daughters Margaret Martinez, Mildred Camacho and husband Luis, Rosie Martinez, Jeanette Martinez, Gina Martinez and husband Weldon Porter and Bernadette Martinez; five brothers Julio Chavez, Tim Chavez and wife Helen, Reyes Chavez and wife Trinie, David Chavez and wife Rita and James Chavez and wife Terri; two sisters Joyce Chavez and Judy Lopez and husband Alfred; 13 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday. Interment followed at the Fairview Memorial Park.
Arrangements were made by Garcia Mortuary of Albuquerque.

Kenneth Ayers

Kenneth Clarence Ayers, age 90, died Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at Trigg Memorial Hospital.
Kenneth Ayers was born July 21, 1913 in Atalissa, Iowa. He served in the US Army as a Pilot Instructor during WW II and was stationed in Tucumcari. After leaving the military, he and his wife opened a lounge in the basement of the Vorenberg Hotel downtown Tucumcari on Main Street. They later opened and operated Ayers Steak House and Lounge on Route 66.
Surviving Ayers is wife Janice Rock (Junior) of Logan. Three Grandchildren: LaDonna Snyder of husband David of Lubbock, Texas; Rodney Rock (De Retha) of Logan; and Deneane Cook of Logan; seven great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife Marie and son Kenneth C. Ayers, Jr.
Funeral services will be Monday Jan. 5 at 2 p.m. in the Dunn Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery.

Paul Lesher

Paul Lesher died on Monday, December 29, 2003 at his daughter’s home in Albuquerque. He was a resident of Logan after retiring there in the early 1990s. He was 77.
He is survived by his daughter, Paula Lesher Whisenhunt and her husband, John both of Albuquerque and one grandson.
He is also survived by five brothers and sisters: Alma Gravens and husband Clair of Ponca City, Okla.; Grace Miller of Chattanooga, Tenn.; Oscar Lesher and his wife Frances, both of Crescent, Okla.; Lloyd Lesher and his wife Norma of Petit Bay, Okla.; and Naomi Whitaker and husband Melvin of Clinton, Okla.
He moved to New Mexico in the early 1960s, originally to Albuquerque, where he had a heating and refrigeration business for many years. In 1975, he moved to Clovis where he taught a refrigeration and heating class at Eastern New Mexico University for several years, and later established his own heating and refrigeration business. He built a house boat by hand and loved to fish, eventually retiring at Logan and living on the lake in his house boat. Later he moved into Logan where he resided until he died.
He was a World War II veteran, and a member of the American Legion and VFW both in Clovis and in Logan.
A memorial service is planned at the American Legion Post 77 in Logan Saturday, Jan. 3, 2003 at 2:00 PM.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Legion Post 77 in Logan.