9/14 Obituaries

Jennie Myers
Services: 1 p.m. on Thursday at Crosier Pearson Mayfield Funeral Home in Cleburne, Texas.

Jennie Mae Myers, 98, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005.
She was born March 30, 1907, in Cleburne, Texas to W.H. Hutchison and his wife.

She graduated from Cleburne High School in 1927 and attended Texas Christian University. She taught in the rural schools of Lone Willow and Brazos Valley. In 1936, she married Kenneth Myers, who worked for the FAA and they lived in Amarillo, Waco, and Lubbock, Texas.

In 1963, they moved to Tucumcari where they had many friends. She moved to Burleson, Texas, in 2000 and then to Life Care Center of Plano, Texas.

She was an active church member and deacon at First Presbyterian Church in Tucumcari. She also served as president of the Bay View Women’s Club, president of the Tucumcari Garden Club and was active in the Tucumcari Historical Association, Good Sams Club and other organizations.

She was preceded in death by her husband and two of her grandchildren.

She is survived by two brothers, W. B. Hutchison and James Hutchison of Cleburne; a sister, Edna Arzula Browning of Ft. Worth; two sons, Robert Myers of Cupertino, Calif. and William Myers of McKinney, Texas; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne. Arrangements are by Crosier Pearson Mayfield Funeral Home in Cleburne, Texas. Viewing will be available prior to the service from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Gladys Biffle
Services: Funeral services have taken place.
Gladys Biffle, 96, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005, in Castle Rock, Colo.

She was born on July 29, 1909, in Dayton, Ore., to George and Grace Ethel (Edwards) Stonebrink. She moved to Union County, N.M., with her family in 1920 with three wagons, a Model T and 40 head of horses.

She married Enoch Thomas Biffle on Aug. 19, 1933, in Union County, where they ranched for more than 30 years. After her husband died, she traveled a few years before returning to Clayton, where she started her second career in retail. Family members said she loved to hunt arrowheads and refinish furniture.

She was preceded in death by her husband; both of her parents; and five brothers, Clarence, Elwood, Scott, Clyde and Roy Stonebrink.

She is survived by three daughters, Cynthia May (and husband, Bill) of Fruita, Colo., Betty Levesque of Castle Rock, Colo., and Grace Foster (David) of Raton; one son, Nathan G. Biffle (Zerelda) of Logan; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Viola Miller of Logan, Utah, Nina Borroz (Rusty) of Vancouver, Wash., Gene Hodges of Newburg, Ore., and Fran Tessman (Dean) of Newburg, Ore.; and two brothers, Earl Stonebrink (Nancy) of Newburg, Ore., and Berle Stonebrink (Peg) of Washougol, Wash.

Arrangements were by Hass Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clayton and an online guest book can be signed at www.hassfuneralhome.com.

Melvin Teakell
Services: Rosary and Mass of the Resurrection have taken place.

Melvin Ray Teakell, 65, of Tucumcari died on Friday, Sept. 9, 2005.

He was born Aug. 18, 1940, in Newkirk. He graduated from the Tucumcari school system then moved to Shreveport, La., where he was a plumber and pipe fitter until, following his retirement, he moved back to Tucumcari. He was a member of the Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Teakell, in 1999.

He is survived by his daughters, LaNell and Paula Teakell, both of Shreveport, and Lyndsey Teakell of Tucumcari; his son, Ray Paul Teakell of Shreveport; his mother, Mary Teakell of Tucumcari; two brothers, Robert (Bob) Teakell of Tucumcari and Louis Teakell of Odessa, Texas; two sisters, Rita Cochenour of Newark, Ohio, and Bea Laredo of Tucumcari; four grandchildren and other relatives. 

Arrangements were by Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari.