Joan Troutman Vance
Joan “Joanie” Troutman Vance, 62, died in Tucumcari Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004.
Joanie Vance was born August 3, 1941 in Tucumcari. She attended and graduated from the Tucumcari School System in 1959. She was an active member of the Center Street United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Tucumcari Historical Research Institute and Museum. She served as an officer for the Daughters of the American Revolution. She also served on the Advisory Board of the Center Street United Methodist Church. She and her husband James were married Aug. 26, 1959.
Surviving Joanie Vance are her husband James of Tucumcari; three daughters; Jamie Jones (Gil) of Las Cruces, Joana Pineda (Saul) of Roswell, Jennifer Furlow (Zach) of Las Cruces and three grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister Mary Lou of Palm Desert, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her parents guy and Gladys Troutman and her sister Phillis.
A memorial service will be conducted at the Center Street United Methodist Church today at 2 p.m. with Rev. Scott Seymour officiating. Following her wishes the body was cremated.
Jose V. Cordova
Jose V. Cordova, 73 died Jan. 20, 2004 after a long battle with cancer. Jose Cordova was born March 30, 1930 in Mosquero and spent the rest of his life in Tucumcari where he worked with the railroad until he retired in the late 1960s..
He was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church. He moved with his daughter to Albuquerque in June 2003 and became a resident of Senior Living Systems in Los Lunas on Dec. 5, 2003.
Jose is survived by one son, Victor Cordova (Linda) of Las Vegas, N.M., two daughters, Elizabeth Martinez (George) of Albuquerque, Virginia Reyes (Jose) of Plainview, Texas; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews; two brothers, Demetrio Cordova (Blandina) of Tucumcari, and Tito Cordova of Hereford, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jose M. and Sofia Cordova; five brothers, Cisto Cordova and Isabel Cordova, Juan Chavez, Epifano Chavez, Camillo Chaves, three sisters Maria Tilly Chavez, Louisa Pacheco and Helena Sandoval.
A Rosary was recited Thursday. A funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. Interment followed at the Tucumcari Memorial Park.
Romero Funeral Home of Belen and Dunn Funeral Home are handling arrangements.
Elizabeth G. Williams-McLarnan
Elizabeth G. Williams-McLarnan, 85, died at Dan Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004. Elizabeth McLarnan was born April 9, 1918 in Denison, Iowa. She was a retired school teacher. She had been an active member of the First Baptist Church where she taught the “adult 6” Sunday school class and was a member of the WMU, Polly Scott Group. She had been a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW in Denison.
She is survived by her daughter A..J. Williams of Tucumcari, two sons:Richard Williams and Joe Williams both of Denison.
She was preceded in death by her husband Herman Williams in 1958 and a daughter who died in birth.
Funeral services were Wednesday at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Benny Hipps and Rev. David England officiating. The body was taken to Denison for a further service and burial. Donations may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund.
F.M. Dudley, a resident of Logan, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2004. He was born June 17, 1948 in Clovis, New Mexico.
He served in the US Navy from October 1967 to October 1969. He worked for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad beginning in August of 1966 and retired in April 1995.
F.M. was preceded in death by his father Floyd Emmett Dudley; mother, Ruby Nannie Dudley; sisters Adean Flud and Cleva Lovett.
He is survived by Roxa of the family home; two sons, Tobby Dudley serving in the U.S. Navy and Arney Dudley of Clovis; sisters Geneva Couch of El Reno, Okla., Florence Fulgham (Walter) of Lubbock, Delorse Chitwood of Enterprise, Ala.; brothers, Billy Dudley (Dorothy), F.E. Dudley (Chris), Dusty Dudley (Glenda) all of Clovis, NM.
Memorial contributions may be made in the name of F.M. Dudley to the Helping Hands Hospice in Tucumcari.
Arrangements were by Direct Funeral Services of Albuquerque.