4-26-2006 Obituaries

Julia Aragon

Services: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari.

Julia A. Aragon, 94, of Clovis, died Monday, April 24, 2006, at her home in Clovis.

Mrs. Aragon was born Oct. 27, 1911, in Juan de Dios to Stephen and Serapia Sanchez (Baca). She was a longtime resident of Tucumcari and resided most recently in Clovis.

Mrs. Aragon was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Abel Aragon Sr.; a sister, Tana Garcia; a daughter, Geraldine; two sons, David and Richard and three brothers, Afredo Sanchez, Pelijio Sanchez and Alfonso Sanchez.

Mrs. Aragon is survived by a sister, Clara Medina of Bernalillo; three sons, Abel Aragon Jr. of Tucumcari, Robert Aragon of Clovis and Edmund (wife Susana) Aragon of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; three daughters, Lola (Tommy) Bauler of Tucumcari, Margaret (Ron) Boggs of Gore, Okla. and Patricia (Joe) Ruiz of Santa Fe; 11 grandchildren, Kimberly Aragon, Linda Aragon, Yvette Lucas, Jim Bauler, John Bauler, Ron Bauler, Mario Ruiz, Angelica Ruiz, DiAnna Ruiz, Regina Ruiz and Camila Ruiz; 11 great-grandchildren, Jessica, Anna, Samantha, Anthony, Manuel, Estevan, Miquela, Alex, Katherine, Zachery and Jennfier and two great-great-grandchildren, Caitlin and EmmaLee.

A rosary service will be held 7 p.m. Thursday at Dunn Funeral Chapel in Tucumcari.

Burial will follow services at the family plot of Tucumcari Memorial Park.

Arrangements are by Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari.

Romane Ray

Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Steed-Todd Chapel in Clovis.

Romane Ray, 79, of Clovis, died Sunday, April 23, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center.

She was born Dec. 28, 1926, in McAlister to Leroy and Lenora Green.

She won several medals for all-tournament play in Texas and New Mexico as a basketball player. She scored more than 80 points in one game and was asked to join the “All–American Redheads” basketball troupe, family members said. She worked in Tucumcari at the First National Bank. She married Troy Ray on Dec. 24, 1947, in Clovis. Together, they farmed and ranched in the House/McAlister area She drove a school bus for House schools for several years before her husband retired and they moved to Clovis in 2002.

Family members said she was a caring woman, a great cook, and an avid sports fan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sons, Dennis and Donald; a brother, Wayne Green; and an infant sister, Ada Ruby.

She is survived by two daughters, Karen Franklin (and husband, Derrell) of Hagerman and Jan Shoemaker (Eddy) of Ima; two sons, Jim Ray (Cathy) of House, and Darrel Ray of Clovis; two sisters, Coleen Morrison of Apopka, Fla., and Shirley Daniels of Colorado Springs, Colo.; three brothers, Stanley Green of Chicago, Wayland Green of Clovis and Ronald Green of Corrales; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren

The Rev. Fred Caton will officiate.

Burial is at Browning Cemetery in Quay County.

Lance Franklin, Stoney Shoemaker, Casey and Dyron Ray, Terrill Stowe, Barry Dixon, John Everitt and Chris Cavett will serve as pallbearers.

Family members suggest memorials be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home of Clovis.