April 1, 2006 Obituaries

Tomasa Garcia

Services: 2 p.m. today at St. Anne’s Catholic Church.

Tomasa J. Garcia, 77, died Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at Presbyterian Hospital in Albquerque.

Mrs. Garcia was born Sept. 18, 1928, in Tucumcari to Andres and Eduvijen Jaramillo.

She was a member of the St. Anne’s Catholic Church of Tucumcari.

She had been a tax preparer for many years in the Tucumcari area.

Mrs. Garcia was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by three daughters, Frances (husband Pete) Sisneros, Connie (Ronnie) Chavez and Liz (Roberto) Munez, all of Tucumcari; two brothers, Donaciano

Jaramillo of Albuquerque and Tom (Lou) Lujan of Simi Valley, Calif.; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Rosary was recited Friday evening in St. Anne’s Catholic Church.

Leo Padget will officiate services.

Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Tucumcari.

Robert Munoz Jr., Roberto Munoz, Mark and Pete Sisneros, Felix Apodaca, Brian Chavez,

Jonathan and Dominic Jaramillo will act as pall bearers. Ronnie Chavez, Markie Sisneros, Johnny Salazar, Tom Lujan, Andy Jaramillo, Donnie Jaramillo, Devon Jaramillo, Jared Apodaca, Zacahry McElroy and Chris Garcia will serve as honorary pall bearers.

Arrangements are by Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari.

Mildred “Millie” Mills

Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Muffley Funeral Chapel in Clovis.

Mildred “Millie” Mills, 79 of Logan, died Thursday, March 30, 2006, at Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari.

Mrs. Mills was born May 19, 1926, to Joseph Eugene and Eleanor Lena Bentley Tucker in Claud. She graduated from Pleasant Hill High School where she was valedictorian of her class. She lived most of her life in Curry County.

She married Marvin Mills on Feb. 14, 1958, in Clovis.

Mrs. Mills was a school bus driver for 18 years, worked as a beautician for four years, and helped her husband at Furniture Mart, the family business in Clovis. She and her husband moved to Logan after retirement. Family members said she loved people, dancing, playing 42 and she treated all the school kids on the bus like they were her own kids.

Mrs. Mills was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Angelia Porter; three brothers and five sisters.

Mrs. Mills is survived by her husband; three sons, Ernie Porter of Logan, Doyle Porter of Clovis and Robert E. Mills of Albuquerque; a daughter, Chris (and husband Garry) Porter Marin of Logan; a brother, Richard Tucker of Plainview, Texas; a sister, Lorraine Horton of Clovis; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Herbert Bergstrom will officiate services.

Burial will follow at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens.

Gayland Griggs, Phillip Griggs, Desmond Griggs, Eddy Griggs, Johnny Jones, Rex Mills and Wesley Payne will serve as pallbearers. Mrs. Mills’ school bus children will act as honorary pallbearers.

Arrangements are by Muffley Funeral Home of Clovis.

Ken Waterman

Services: Have been held.

Kenneth Lee Waterman, 57, died Monday, March 27, 2006 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, Colo.

Kenneth Lee Waterman was born May 30, 1948, in Norfolk, Va., to Roberta Jane Benedix Waterman and Jack Raymond Waterman. He grew up in Tucumcari, graduating in 1966 and then attending Mesa College on a football scholarship where he met his future wife.

Through a family friend, Mr. Waterman became a locomotive engineer working for the Denver & Rio Grande, Southern Pacific, Amtrak, Union Pacific, and Burlington Northern Sante Fe railroads, all without leaving the Grand Junction area.

He enjoyed a 30-year railroad career.

Mr. Waterman was involved with 4-H and served on many wide-ranging boards of directors in and around the community. Family members said he was a wonderful, loving husband, best friend, and father known for his humor

Mr. Waterman loved fishing, hunting, hiking and camping with his friend, Dave Dirks; trap shooting, and sharing jokes, especially with his “brother,” Mike Blackburn; talking with anyone and everyone as if they were long time friends, and ballroom dancing with his wife, Claudia.

Mr. Waterman was preceded in death by his father and several aunts and uncles.

He is survived by his wife, Claudia J. Gobbo; two sons, J.W. Tyler of Stillwater, Minn., and Garan L. (and fiancee) Crystal of Grand Junction; a daughter, Kourtnie V. of Commerce City, Colo.; his mother, Roberta Jane of Tucumcari; a brother, Walter Raymond (and wife Linda) of Castle Rock, Colo.; a mother-in-law, June Gobbo of Grand Junction; two nephews and three nieces, many special cousins, and two aunts.

Following his wishes, Mr. Waterman was cremated.

Memorials may be made to the Aplastic Anemia & Myelodysplasia International Foundation (AA&MDSIF).

Arrangements are by of Callahan-Edfast Mortuary of Grand Junction.