John C. Reed
John C. “Johnny” Reed, 52, died at his home in San Jon on Wed. Feb. 4, 2004.
John Reed was born Aug. 19, 1951 in Tucumcari. He attended and graduated from the San Jon School System. He had been a member of the Elks Lodge 1172 of Tucumcari, the San Jon Lions Club and he was a member of the Sons of the American Legion in Logan. He was an avid outdoorsman, taking part in both fishing and hunting.
Surviving John Reed are his wife Belinda Reed of San Jon; three sons, Lenny D. Reed of San Jon, J. Corey Reed (Lisa) of McCord Air Force Base, Washington, and R. Allen Reed of Clarksville, Tenn. and a grandson.
He is also survived by three sisters; Ona Bailey of Tijeras, Ann Chacon of San Jon and Margaret Romero of California. Two brothers; Jessie Reed of San Jon and Robert Reed of North Carolina in addition to numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Jesse J. and Charlotte Reed.
Grave-side services will be conducted on Monday at 10:30 a.m. in the San Jon Cemetery, with C.L. Bowe officiating. Donations may be made to a favorite charity in memory of Reed.
Joseph R. Carlson
Joseph R. Carlson, 71, died Dec. 6, 2003 as a result of injuries he suffered in a one vehicle accident in Tucumcari.
Joe Carlson was born April 10, 1932 in Chicago, Ill. He made his home in Tucumcari for a number of years.
Surviving Carlson is one son, and his fiancee Nancy Hawkins.
A grave side funeral service will be conducted in the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery on Monday, Feb. 9. at 10 a.m. Rev. Jim Witcher of the First Christian Church will officiate.
Keeping with his wishes, the body was cremated.
Joe Mario Cordova
Joe Mario Cordova, 69, a resident of Rio Rancho for seven years, died on Feb. 7, 2004.
Joe Cordova retired from the United States Air Force in 1972 after 20 years of service. During his enlistment he served two years in Vietnam. After the military, Joe was employed by the Lockheed Corporation in Iran where he met his wife Eleen. Later, he was employed by the Boeing Company in Istanbul, Turkey. After leaving Turkey, he worked for 12 years in the U.S. Civil Service.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Rio Rancho.
He is survived by his wife, Eleen V. Cordova of Rio Rancho; a son, Jason Cordova of Puerto Rico; two sisters, Beatrice Garcia of Longmont, Colo. and Rose Garcia (Toby) of Tucumcari.
Services will take place Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Rio Rancho with reverend Si Budagher officiating.
Burial will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:30 with full military honors.