Charles L. Bryant
Charles L. “Charlie” Bryant, 81, of Boise, Idaho, died October 24, 2004 in a Boise, Idaho hospital.
Charlie Bryant was born to Mike and Reba Murry Bryant Nov. 17, 1922, in Tucumcari, where he spent most of his childhood years. Following high school he was in the U.S. Navy for four years during World War II serving in the Pacific Arena.
Later he worked as a brakeman for the Southern Pacific Railroad for three years, until he lost his right hand in a job related accident in 1949. Charlie and Pauline Johnston were married in Santa Fe August 4, 1949. In 1950, he enrolled at New Mexico State University graduating in 1954. Following his graduation he lived in Clovis, Artesia and Albuquerque and moved to Boise in 1972. During his career, he was employed by a milling company, the Soil Conservation Service and the Bureau of Land Management. He retired in 1982. He was a member of the BLMers and NARFE and was a Master Gardener.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife; two sisters-in-law and by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be at Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel in Boise Wednesday afternoon. Burial will be at a later date in Tucumcari.
Jack William Buxton
Jack William Buxton, 76, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004 at Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital.
Jack Buxton was born Nov. 6, 1927 at Vici, Okla. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of San Jon. He was a rancher in the San Jon area for many years. He was a veteran of World War II having served with the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by an infant brother.
He is survived by his wife Frances Buxton of San Jon; a son Shayne Buxton of San Jon; a daughter Sherry Fury of Golden City, Mo; four sisters Maxine Warren of Georgia, Nadine Battin, Shirley Ann Stone and Bernadine Barclay all of Texas; five brothers, Lowell Buxton of Tucumcari, Dale Buxton, Hobart Buxton, Calvin Buxton and Jerry Buxton all of Texas.
He is also survived by six grandchildren.
Services were Monday afternoon, Nov. 8 at the San Jon First Baptist church with Rev. Roy Mitchell and Rev. Frankie McKinley officiating. Burial followed at the San Jon Cemetery.
Harry Dale George
Harry Dale George, 78, of Amarillo and a long-time resident of Tucumcari died on Friday, Nov. 5, 2004 in Amarillo.
Harry George married Bea Sandoval November 18, 1950 in Clayton. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the U.S. Army Paratroopers, 11th Airborne Division. He retired from ASARCO after 36 years of service with them. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign War Post 1475.
He is survived by his wife of Amarillo; two sons, Carl George of Fritch, Texas and Ronald (Carol) of Amarillo; one daughter, Oleta Sutton (Charles) of Amarillo; four brothers, Johnny George of Amarillo, Leroy George of Fritch, Don George of Lakin, Kansas and Jessie George of Austin; four sisters, Betty Ellis of Raton, Ruby George of Dalhart, Texas, Agnes Vieth of Amarillo and Ruth Roberts of San Antionio.
He is also survived by four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services were at Memorial Park in Amarillo, Monday, Nov. 8. Burial was in Llano Cemetery.
Henry Molyneaux, 81, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004 at Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital.
Henry Molyneaux was born July 11, 1923 at Porter. He had been a rancher. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a member of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Tucumcari.
He is survived by his son Chris Molyneaux of San Jon; his daughter Lisa Inge (Danny) of Portales; one sister, Mary Elizabeth Guynn of Durango, Colo.
He is also survived by 10 grandchildren.
Services were Monday morning at St. Michael’s Church with the Rev. Fr. Gay Wellborn officiating. Internment followed at San Jon Cemetery.
Jack B. Routh
Jack B. Routh, 84, died at his residence in Tucumcari early Friday, Nov. 5, 2004.
Jack Routh was born July 13, 1920 in Tucumcari. He was a veteran of World war II serving in the Army Air Corps and eventually attaining the rank of Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Air Force. He farmed in the Tucumcari area for many years. He also owned and operated a private air charter service in Tucumcari for many years. He was a flight instructor and held a commercial pilots license for many years. He and his wife Thelma owner and operated the Van Ark Nursing Home for many years, and he also operated a nursing home in Ft. Sumner.
He was preceded in death by his wife in 2000.
He is survived by his daughter Sharon Cardwell (Gary) of Houston, and many nephews and nieces.
Services will be conducted Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Jim Witcher of the First Christian Church officiating. Interment will follow.
Claude Williams, 78, died in Albuquerque Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004 following an extended illness.
Claude Williams was born July 20, 1926 in Burk Burnett, Texas. He was a deacon and working member of the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church of Tucumcari. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was employed at the Tucumcari Truck Terminal for 20 years retiring in 1987. Because of failing health, he and his wife, Wilhelmenia moved to Lancaster, Texas. They later relocated in Albuquerque in December 2003.
He is survived by his wife Wilhelmenia of Albuquerque; his daughter Barbara Ann Bunton (Early); sons Willie James Coats (Ruby), Ernest Coats Jr. (Wilma), Phillip Coats (Lucia), Dewitt Coats (Mardee) and Douglas Coats (Jo Ann).
He is also survived by nine grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
Services were Tuesday morning at the At. Calvary Baptist Church in Tucumcari with Rev. George R. Sawyer officiating. Burial at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery followed the Services.