May 13, 2006 Obituaries
Published: Friday, May 12th, 2006
Luke May Services: 11 a.m. today at Taiban Cemetery Luke Wesley May, 26, of Taiban died Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at Muleshoe Area Medical Center. Born Nov. 25, 1979, in Fort Sumner, he attended school in House. Family members said he loved the outdoors and hunting. He loved being around people and was a good friend to all, they said, and he loved his children, nieces and nephews. Survivors include his mother, Peggy Jobe of Tucumcari; father, Joe E. May of Taiban; three sons, Nolan Wesley May of California, Tristan Luke May and Colby Lieb, both of Bartlesville, Okla.; sisters, Penny May of Portales and Kelly May of Clovis; brother, Matt May of Taiban; grandfather, Harry Moore of Tucumcari; numerous nieces and nephews; and fiancee, Jodi Haller of Clovis. Rev. Sherman Martin will officiate services. Burial will be at Taiban Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Matt May, Frank Levacy, Brian Nixon, Bruce Nixon, Lance Free and Jay Brown. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home of Clovis. James Leigon Services: Have been held. James R. Leigon, 83, died Tuesday, May 9, 2006 in Amarillo. Mr. Leigon was born Feb. 2, 1923 in Walnut Springs, Texas. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II where he was a naval pilot, stationed on the USS Enterprise. He was an active member of the American Legion at Conchas Dam. He was retired from the restuarant business and had owned and operated his own restuarants. From 1961 to 1993 he operated the Triple T Truck Stop Restuarant in Tucumcari and had been an active member of the New Mexico Restaurant Association. Mr. Leigon was preceded in death by his wife, Marzelle “Skipper” Leigon, and a son, Steve. Mr. Leigon is survived by his son, Mike (wife Billye) Leigon of Dalhart, Texas; two daughters, Karen (Buddy) Manning and Sharon McCauley, both of Tucumcari; a sister, Vonda Dane of Littlefield, Texas; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Burial followed services in the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements were by Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari. Jessie Wright Services: Have been held. Jessie Katherine Wright, 86, died Sunday, April 30, 2006, in Tucson, Ariz. Mrs. Wright was born Feb. 8, 1920, in El Paso, Texas, to Maude Honeywell. She grew up in Tucumcari, where stepfather Donald Burnham directed the federal government’s agricultural experimental station. Known as Jerry, Mrs. Wright graduated from Tucumcari High School in 1938 and went to the University of Colorado. She later went to the University of California at Berkeley, where she earned her bachelor of arts degree and met her husband, George T. Wright. Mr. Wright’s work as a professor took the couple to various universities in the country and abroad. In 1993 Mr. Wright retired and the two moved to Tucson. Friends remembered her for her humor, a sharp wit and her willingness to help people with personal troubles. Contributions in her memory may be made to Planned Parenthood of Southern Arizona, 2255 N. Wyatt Drive, Tucson, AZ 85712. Arrangements are by Adair Funeral Home of Tucson.
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