Obituaries- Carmichael, White, Mares, Mills, Landess, Walters

RUBIE HELEN CARMICHAEL

Rubie Helen Carmichael, 100, of Clinton, Okla., died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at the Integris Clinton Regional Hospital in Clinton.
Rubie Carmichael was born on Nov. 12, 1903, in Rush Springs, Okla., to Joe and Elizabeth Sanders Beevers. Her family moved to Quay County in 1907 and homesteaded in the Forrest community. She attended school in Forrest and Clovis and graduated from Portales High School in 1923 where she was valedictorian.
She married Oliver Carmichael on Oct. 28, 1922, in Farwell. She became a teacher and earned a degree from New Mexico Highlands in 1940 by attending ten summer schools. She did graduate work at ENMU. She taught for 37 years in Field, Floyd and Melrose retiring in 1967. She was named Teacher of the Year, and also named to the NEA Southeastern District Hall of Fame and the New Mexico State Educators’ Hall of Fame. She was a charter member of the Zeta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International and a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Doug; three sisters, Pauline Beevers, Myrtie Brown and Thelma Pruitt; and five brothers, Glen, Bill, Jake, Ardis and Harol Beevers.
She is survived by a daughter, Chloe Mitchell (Terrill) of Clinton; five grandchildren, Marla Childers (Shayne) of Clovis, Terra Greer (Eric) of Portales, Shantel Mitchell of Shawnee, Okla., Alissa and KyLeigh Mitchell, both of Clinton; two brothers, Carol Beevers of Logan and Gene Beevers (Jennie) of Farmington; two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will have lunch and receive guests at 1 p.m. Sunday at Central Baptist Church in Clovis.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Central Baptist Church in Clovis. Rev. Terrill Mitchell and the Rev. Shayne Childers will officiate.
Contributions may be made to the Baptist Children’s Home.

VIOLA ELEANORA WHITE

Viola Eleanora White, 84, died Wed., Aug. 4, 2004, following an extended illness.
Viola White was born Nov. 10, 1919 in Logan, graduating from Logan High School in 1938. She graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with a teaching certificate and worked as a public school teacher in Logan, McAlister, Tucumcari and Texico. She was a member of the Center Street United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie White, in 1999; her parents, Gust and Ella Rodewald; and one sister, Joann Rodewald.
She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Murray (George) and Charlene Vinson (Bobby), all of Amarillo; one son, Ben White (Ellen) of Tucumcari; a sister, Gladys Adcock, of Tucumcari; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held this morning (Saturday) at 10 a.m. in the Dunn Memorial Chapel with Rev. Bob Miller, minister of the South Georgia Baptist Church of Amarillo, officiating. Burial followed at the family plot in the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family requests that those who wish to do so make donations to Trigg Memorial Hospital in memory of Viola White.

STEVEN MARES

Steven Mares, 59, of Amarillo died Friday, July 23, 2004.
Steven Mares was born in Tucumcari May 12, 1945. He served in the U.S. Army during Viet Nam. He married Elizabeth Benavidez in 1965 in Tucumcari. He moved to Amarillo in 1972 from Houston. He worked as a cook and in management at Union 76 and at Denny’s for several years.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Mares in 1975.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Stephanie Walton and Elease Wood both of Amarillo; six sisters, Connie Moffitt of Alamogordo, Shirley Gonzalez of Sparks Nev., Betty Jo Bishop of Emerson, Ga., Debbie O’Donnell of Apopka, Fla., Mary Agnes Marquez and Rita Aragon both of Tucumcari; four brothers, Leo Mares of Silver City, Abel Mares of Amarillo, Juan Mares of Hobbs and Romolo Mares of Tucumcari.
He is also survived by three grandchildren.
Memorial services were Monday, at the South Georgia Baptist Church with Rev. Bob MIller officiating. Cremation has taken place.
Donations may be made to the Don and Cybil Harrington Cancer Center.

GORDON MILLS, JR

Gordon “Bubba” Mills Jr., died at his home in Tucumcari Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004, following an extended illness.
Bubba Mills was born December 11, 1935. He was a farmer.
He was preceded in death by his parents Gordon Sr. and Alice Mills; two sisters, Lorina and Frances; two brothers, Jerry and Jerry.
He is survived by his wife Molly Mills of the home; his sons, Tony Mills and Andrew Cordova; his daughter, Gina Chavez (Rocky) of Tucumcari; three sisters, Joyce Ransom of Tucumcari, Ethall Smih of Amarillo, June Ludy of Pampa, Texas and one brother Bill Mills of Pampa.
He was also survived by his in-laws, three grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
At his request his body was cremated. Services are pending.

WILLIAM H. “BILL” LANDESS

William H. “Bill” Landess, 87, died Rancho Mirage, Calif., on July 29, 2004.
Bill Landess was a long-time Tucumcari businessman. He was a Life Member of the Tucumcari Elks Lodge BPOE 1172, and was the oldest member the lodge ever had thus far.
Landess is survived by his wife Lalla of Rancho Mirage, Calif.; one daughter, Sherma Landess also of Rancho Mirage; two sons, Jerry Landess and Dr. Ross Landess, both of Los Angeles, Calf.; two sisters, Estelle Reckling of Ramona, Calif. and Frances Sadler of Centre, Alabama.
According to family wishes, Bill Landess was cremated. A date and time for a memorial service will be announced at a later date.

MARGARET J. WALTERS

Margaret J. Walters, 76, died Wed., Aug. 5, 2004 at the Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque.
Margaret Walters was born June 20, 1928 in Stayton, Oregon. She has been living in San Jon for the past nine years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen E. “Curley” Walters on July 19, 2004.
She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Eggert (Derril) of San Jon; four grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
Services will be held at Machado Hillside Chapel in Hayward, Calif. with burial following in the Chapel of the Chimes Cemetery also in Hayward.
Rubie Helen Carmichael, 100, of Clinton, Okla., died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at the Integris Clinton Regional Hospital in Clinton.
Rubie Carmichael was born on Nov. 12, 1903, in Rush Springs, Okla., to Joe and Elizabeth Sanders Beevers. Her family moved to Quay County in 1907 and homesteaded in the Forrest community. She attended school in Forrest and Clovis and graduated from Portales High School in 1923 where she was valedictorian.
She married Oliver Carmichael on Oct. 28, 1922, in Farwell. She became a teacher and earned a degree from New Mexico Highlands in 1940 by attending ten summer schools. She did graduate work at ENMU. She taught for 37 years in Field, Floyd and Melrose retiring in 1967. She was named Teacher of the Year, and also named to the NEA Southeastern District Hall of Fame and the New Mexico State Educators’ Hall of Fame. She was a charter member of the Zeta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International and a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Doug; three sisters, Pauline Beevers, Myrtie Brown and Thelma Pruitt; and five brothers, Glen, Bill, Jake, Ardis and Harol Beevers.
She is survived by a daughter, Chloe Mitchell (Terrill) of Clinton; five grandchildren, Marla Childers (Shayne) of Clovis, Terra Greer (Eric) of Portales, Shantel Mitchell of Shawnee, Okla., Alissa and KyLeigh Mitchell, both of Clinton; two brothers, Carol Beevers of Logan and Gene Beevers (Jennie) of Farmington; two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will have lunch and receive guests at 1 p.m. Sunday at Central Baptist Church in Clovis.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Central Baptist Church in Clovis. Rev. Terrill Mitchell and the Rev. Shayne Childers will officiate.
Contributions may be made to the Baptist Children’s Home.

Viola Eleanora White, 84, died Wed., Aug. 4, 2004, following an extended illness.
Viola White was born Nov. 10, 1919 in Logan, graduating from Logan High School in 1938. She graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with a teaching certificate and worked as a public school teacher in Logan, McAlister, Tucumcari and Texico. She was a member of the Center Street United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie White, in 1999; her parents, Gust and Ella Rodewald; and one sister, Joann Rodewald.
She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Murray (George) and Charlene Vinson (Bobby), all of Amarillo; one son, Ben White (Ellen) of Tucumcari; a sister, Gladys Adcock, of Tucumcari; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held this morning (Saturday) at 10 a.m. in the Dunn Memorial Chapel with Rev. Bob Miller, minister of the South Georgia Baptist Church of Amarillo, officiating. Burial followed at the family plot in the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family requests that those who wish to do so make donations to Trigg Memorial Hospital in memory of Viola White.

Steven Mares, 59, of Amarillo died Friday, July 23, 2004.
Steven Mares was born in Tucumcari May 12, 1945. He served in the U.S. Army during Viet Nam. He married Elizabeth Benavidez in 1965 in Tucumcari. He moved to Amarillo in 1972 from Houston. He worked as a cook and in management at Union 76 and at Denny’s for several years.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Mares in 1975.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Stephanie Walton and Elease Wood both of Amarillo; six sisters, Connie Moffitt of Alamogordo, Shirley Gonzalez of Sparks Nev., Betty Jo Bishop of Emerson, Ga., Debbie O’Donnell of Apopka, Fla., Mary Agnes Marquez and Rita Aragon both of Tucumcari; four brothers, Leo Mares of Silver City, Abel Mares of Amarillo, Juan Mares of Hobbs and Romolo Mares of Tucumcari.
He is also survived by three grandchildren.
Memorial services were Monday, at the South Georgia Baptist Church with Rev. Bob MIller officiating. Cremation has taken place.
Donations may be made to the Don and Cybil Harrington Cancer Center.

Gordon “Bubba” Mills Jr., died at his home in Tucumcari Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004, following an extended illness.
Bubba Mills was born December 11, 1935. He was a farmer.
He was preceded in death by his parents Gordon Sr. and Alice Mills; two sisters, Lorina and Frances; two brothers, Jerry and Jerry.
He is survived by his wife Molly Mills of the home; his sons, Tony Mills and Andrew Cordova; his daughter, Gina Chavez (Rocky) of Tucumcari; three sisters, Joyce Ransom of Tucumcari, Ethall Smih of Amarillo, June Ludy of Pampa, Texas and one brother Bill Mills of Pampa.
He was also survived by his in-laws, three grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
At his request his body was cremated. Services are pending.

William H. “Bill” Landess, 87, died Rancho Mirage, Calif., on July 29, 2004.
Bill Landess was a long-time Tucumcari businessman. He was a Life Member of the Tucumcari Elks Lodge BPOE 1172, and was the oldest member the lodge ever had thus far.
Landess is survived by his wife Lalla of Rancho Mirage, Calif.; one daughter, Sherma Landess also of Rancho Mirage; two sons, Jerry Landess and Dr. Ross Landess, both of Los Angeles, Calf.; two sisters, Estelle Reckling of Ramona, Calif. and Frances Sadler of Centre, Alabama.
According to family wishes, Bill Landess was cremated. A date and time for a memorial service will be announced at a later date.