2/15/2006 Obituaries

Chappy “Robert P.” Libby

Services: Have been held.

Chappy “Robert P.” Libby, 71, of Bueyeros, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, in Clayton.

Mr. Libby was born July 10, 1934, in Clayton to Norman Winfield Libby and Esther Libby. He attended school in Clayton. He later graduated from Kemper Military Academy in Boonville, Mo., and went into the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War.

After returning from the war, he attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo., then returned to Bueyeros, where he ranched for the rest of his life.

Mr. Libby was preceded in death by two brothers, Billy Ross Libby and Fred M. Libby.

He is survived by one brother, Norman Libby (wife Wendy) of Bueyeros; three sisters, Esther Marie Levis (Mike) of Santa Fe, Tuda Crews (Jack) of Bueyeros and Mary Campbell (Doug) of Bueyeros; three sons, Robert Libby Jr. (Kelly) of Santa Anna, Texas, Fre Libby (Beth) of New Castle, Texas, and Karl Libby (Lisa) of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two daughters, Liz Burns (Jimmy) of Nara Visa and Brittney Libby of League City, Texas; 11 grandchildren, Derek Burns, Kirk Burns, Alissa Libby, Ashlee Burns, Nikolaus Libby, Phillip Libby, Taylor Libby, Isabelle Libby, Conner Libby, Matthew Libby and Garrett Libby.

John Shedlock officiated services.

Burial followed in the Clayton Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bueyeros, care of the First National Bank of Clayton, or to Union County General Hospital, 301 Harding St., Clayton, NM 88415.

Arrangements were by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton.

Estella Tenorio

Services: 2:30 p.m. today (CST) at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Estella Sisneros Tenorio, 84, of Amarillo, died Sunday in Amarillo.

She was born Sept. 12, 1921, in Milagro. She married Jose E. Tenorio in 1946. They moved to Tucumcaril shortly after marriage and moved to Amarillo in 1968.

Mrs. Tenorio was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers, Felipe Sisnerso, Luciano Sisneros and Libario Sisneros; one sister, Bisenta Sisneros and three grandsons.

She is survived by seven daughters, Irene Galindo (and husband Mario), Lola Tenorio (Lupe), Sara (Ramon) Tenorio, Lucy Reynoso (Ignacio), Roberta Tenorio and Matilda Blanco, all of Amarillo, and Dorthy Baca (Steve) of Puerto Luna; three sons, Isidro Tenorio, Julian Tenorio, and Juan Tenorio (partner Bob), all of Amarillo; one brother, Jose Sisneros of Las Vegas, N.M.; one sister, Frances Smite of Pueblo, Colo.; 19 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

A rosary was held Tuesday night at N.S. Griggs and Sons Pioneer Chapel, with Hector Gallegos officiating.

Rex Nicholl will officiate services.

Burial will follow in Llano Cemetery.

Arrangements are by N.S. Griggs and Sons Funeral Directors of Amarillo.

Alice Barry

Services: Monday in Dallas.

Alice J. Barry, 84, of El Paso, Texas, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2005, at the Clyde Cosper Texas State Veterans Home in Bonham, Texas.

She was born July 20, 1921, in Tucumcari to Isabella Apodaca Jessup and Blanche Jessup. She was educated in Tucumcari and Loretta Academy in Santa Fe. She was working as a bookkepper at Sands Pharmacy when she met Lt. Theodore Barry of the Army Air Corps stationed in Fort Sumner. They were married and moved to Carlsbad in 1944.

During the American Occupation of Japan, they were stationed in Osaka, Japan, and then in Roswell. Later, the family traveled in the Air Force to New Hampshire, California, Puerto Rico and Maine, where her husband retired.

Upon retirement, the family moved to El Paso, where they lived for nearly 40 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother and two sisters, a niece and a nephew.

She is survived by her husband; a niece, Janie Brock of Espanola; one daughter, Dr. Kathleen Erdman (Paul) of Dallas; three sons, Ted (Tracey) Barry of Cumberland, Maine, Michael (Lucy) Barry of Van Buren, Ark. and Robert Barry of Georgetown, Texas and six grandchildren, Ben and Anny Barry of Cumberland, Molley (Rich) Prouty of Chicago, Emily Erdman of Baltimore, and Angela and Rachel Barry of Van Buren.

Donations can be made to the SPCA, Human Society of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.

Arrangements are by Wise Funeral Home of Bonham, Texas.

Betty Ann Skipworth

Services: Have been held.

Betty Ann Skipworth, 73, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2006, at her home in El Paso, Texas.

She was born Nov. 3, 1932 in Texhoma, Okla. She and her husband Dale made their home in Tucumcari before moving to El Paso a number of years ago.

She was preceded in death by her sister Earlene Klaverweiden.

She is survived by her husband; a son, Jody Skipworth; a daughter, Julie (and husband Anthony) Keck; three grandchildren, Amanda, Megan and Jerry Williamson and a sister, Marg Moreland of Tucumcari.

Services were held Monday at the Kastor-Maxon and Futrell Funeral Home in El Paso. Burial followed in the Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.