Obituaries, June 8

Hazel Callison

Hazel M. Callison, 90, died Thursday, June 2, 2005, at her home in Des Moines, Wash., following an extended illness.
She was born Dec. 28, 1914, in Protem, Mo. She was a longtime Tucumcari resident before moving to Washington about eight years ago.
Family members said she was a retired supervisor working for the government on U.S. Air Force bases.
She is survived by one daughter, Margaret Loth (and husband Bob) of Des Moines, Wash.; one son, Robert Hitchcock (Barbara) of Tucumcari; one daughter-in-law, Barbara Hitchcock of California; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Services have been held. Rev. Jim Witcher, minister of Tucumcari’s First Christian Church, officiated.
Burial services were at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari.

Earlene Klaverweiden

Earlene F. Klaverweiden, 81, died Monday, June 6, 2005, at Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari.
She was born April 14, 1924, in Tularosa. She had made her home in Tucumcari since 1941.
She graduated from Tucumcari schools. She was a member of Center Street United Methodist Church, the Altrusa Club, the Tucumcari Historical Institute and the Emmaus Community. Family members said she was also an active volunteer and supporter for the Helping Hands Hospice of Tucumcari.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jene Klaverweiden, one son, Danny Klaverweiden, one brother, Donald Callen and several nieces and nephews.
She is survived by two sons, Jerry Klaverweiden and Larry Klaverweiden (and wife Carrol) of Tucumcari; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Anna Droke (Cleon) of El Paso and Margie Brookie of Grants Pass, Ore.; and three sisters-in-law, Margie Moreland and Teddy Callen of Tucumcari and Betty Skipworth (Dale) of El Paso, Texas; and by numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday in Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery.
A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday at Center Street United Methodist Church with Rev. Tom Broom and her sons, Jerry and Larry Klaverweiden officiating.
The family suggests donations be made to Center Street United Methodist Church or Helping Hands Hospice.
Arrangements are by Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari.