Flora Lucille Kauffman
Flora Lucille Kauffman, 87, died on November 27, 2004 in Clayton following an extended illness.
Lucille Kauffman was one of the pioneer spirits in Quay County having served as the first female assessor in the state. She also ranched with her husband , drove a mail truck and school bus route. She also cooked for Quay School. This was in addition to working census and working as a pharmacy technician at Sands Dorsey Drugs following her graduation from House High School in 1933. She served as a 4-H leader, fair board member, was active in the Quay Community Center and served numerous Quay Broncs Barbcues.
She was preceded in death by husband W.G. “Buster” Nations and husband Raymond Kauffman.
She is survived by two sons, Louis Nations (Barbara) of Portales, Perry Nations (Sondra) of Weatherford, Texas; two daughters, Judy Smith (Jack) of Tucumcari and Peggy Cole (Don) of Ninnekah, Okla.; a sister Josephine Bradley of Silver City; and a brother W.B. “Dub” Perry of Alamogordo. She was also survived by seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be Thursday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. at the Quay Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Kulback officiating. Cremains will interred at that time. Donations may be made to the Trigg Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
William Lindsey, Jr.
William Lindsey Jr., 69, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, in Colorado.
William Lindsey was born Aug. 31, 1935, in Abernathy, Texas, to William B. and Myrtle Lindsey. He graduated from Tucumcari High School in 1953. After serving in Japan with the United States Army, he learned the art of brick laying while working construction. He continued this profession for over 40 years while living in Tucumcari among other communities until his retirement in 2001.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Arbin Lindsey; a son, Joey Shaw; and his first wife, Frances Lindsey.
He is survived by: his wife, Patricia Lindsey; three sons, Lester Shaw (Debbie) of Powder Springs, Ga., Patrick Lindsey (Annette) of Amarillo, and Michael Lindsey (Shelley) of Honolulu; two daughters, Billie Lindsey of Tucumcari, and Laura Gadman (David) of Ohatchee, Ala.; three step-daughters, Coleen Kiess-Stottlemire (Wayne) of Shaqualak, Miss., Jody Prewitt of Colorado Springs, and Shawnda Gallagher (Michael) of Deer Trail, Colo.; a step-son, Michael Kiess (Pam) of Aurora, Colo.; four brothers, Johnnie Lindsey of Tucumcari, Merle Lindsey of Alamogordo, Norman Lindsey of Mountainair, and Paul Lindsey of Logan; a sister, Eloise Allenberg of Tucumcari; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives.
Cremation has taken place. Burial will be at Fort Logan National Cemetery near Denver. a memorial service will be in Tucumcari Thursday, Dec. 2 at 10:30 a.m.
Loraine L. Saxton
Loraine L. Saxton, 77, died at Laurel Hills Health Care on Saturday evening, Nov. 27, 2004 following an extended illness.
Loraine Saxton was born Feb. 8, 1927 in Optima. She was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church of Tucumcari and had been active in the Pioneer Senior Citizens before her illness. She had been a waitress.
She was preceded in death by her husband Marvin Saxton who died in 1973.
She is survived by her son Rick Saxton (Becky) of Tucumcari: her sister Ima Chance of Colorado Springs Colorado and numerous grandchildren and other relatives.
A funeral mass will be at St. Anne’s Church, Friday, Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Fr. Leo Padget as celebrant. The body will be taken to Denver for burial in the Fort Logan National Cemetery.