Russell Dwain Downey
Russell Dwain Downey, 48, of House, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, in Curry County.
Russell Downey was born on July 7, 1956, in Clovis. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in House and secretary of the House School Board. He was a husband, father, and brother.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Downey of the home; a son, Michael Downey of Waco, Texas; his parents, Russell and Bettye Downey and Dean Cameron, all of Clovis; two brothers, Alvin Downey (Glenda) of Friona, Texas, and David Downey (Glenda) of Clovis; three sisters, Teresa Bolls (Don) of West Africa, Pat Brand (David) of Hobbs, and Diane Barker (Sidney) of Emory, Texas; and his mother and father-in-law, Marvin and Cris Terry of San Jon.
Services were 10 a.m. Saturday at the House Gymnasium. The Rev. Sherman Martin officiated the services assisted by the Rev. John Sparks. Burial followed at San Jon Cemetery.
Levi Trent Downey
Levi Trent Downey, 19 of House, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, in Curry County.
Levi Downey was born on Dec. 26, 1984, in Tucumcari, to Dwain and Susan Downey. He graduated as valedictorian from House High School in May, 2003. He was past state president of Business Professionals of America, and at the time of his death he was serving as New Mexico State FFA Secretary. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in House.
Survivors include his mother; a brother, Michael Downey of Waco, Texas; his grandparents, Marvin and Cris Terry of San Jon, and Russell and Bettye Downey, and Dean Cameron, all of Clovis; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives, and many, many friends.
Services were at 10 a.m. Saturday at the House Gymnasium. The Rev. Sherman Martin will officiate the services assisted by the Rev. John Sparks. Burial will be at San Jon Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the FFA Scholarship Fund in memory of Levi Downey at American Heritage Bank in Clovis.
Nelson Barreras, 80, died in Amarillo on Wednesday, Nov. 3, following an extended illness.
Nelson Barreras was born March 6, 1924 at Puerto de Luna. He was a World War II veteran having served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church. He was a retired chef. For many years, Barreras and his wife Lucy owned and operated the El Patio Restaurant and the El Toro Restaurant in Tucumcari.
He was preceded in death by his wife Lucy; two sons Jerry Barreras and George Molinas and one daughter Virginia Molinas Wood.
He is survived by four daughter, Rachel Hendren (Alex) of Albuquerque, Henrietta Hernandez (Henry) of Chino, Calif., Connie Shotkowski (Alex) of Chino, Calif. and Jenny Molinas of Tucumcari; two sons, Louie Molinas (Mary Ann) of Tucumcari and John Molinas (Polly) of Tucumcari; two brothers, Milton Barreras (Jane) of Tucumcari and Martin Barreras (Teresa) of Tucumcari; two sisters, Eva Lopez of West Covina, Calif. and Frances Garcia (Pat) of Tucumcari.
Rosary was said Friday evening at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. A mass of resurrection will be offered today (Saturday) at 2 p.m. at St. Anne’s with Rev. Fr. Leo Padget officiating. Burial will be at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery.
He is also survived by 25 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews