Published: Thursday, January 12th, 2006
Celia Chavez Services: 2 p.m. on Friday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. Celia M. Chavez, 83, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, in Tucumcari. She was born May 15, 1922, in Newkirk and had been a longtime Tucumcari resident. She was a member of the St. Anne's Catholic Church and had been a homemaker who loved dancing and music. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cipriano and Adela Maratinez; four brothers, Eloy Martinez, Pedro Martinez, Alfonso Martinez and Gabriel Martinez and three sisters, Sinforosa Martinez, Amelia Martinez and Annie Ortiz. She is survived by her husband, Ramon Chavez of Tucumcari; three daughters, Dolores Quintana, Priscilla Lovato (and husband, Tom) and Bertha Chavez (Charlie); three sons, Johnny Chavez, Ernie Chavez (Paula) and Norman Chavez (Elisha), all of Tucumcari; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and on sister, Theresa Chacon of Santa Fe Springs, Calif. Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday at St. Anne's Catholic Church. Friday’s funeral mass with be held with the Rev. Fr. Leo Padget as celebrant. Burial will follow in the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Pall Bearers will be Jo-El Quintana, Joshua Quintana, J. J. Chavez, Steve Chavez, Felimon Chavez, Marcus Chavez and Daniel Romero. Honorary pall bearers will be all remaining grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Arrangements were by Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari. Magdalena Griego Services: Have been held. Magdalena Griego, 81, died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006. She was born March 3, 1924, in Tucumcari. She worked for Tucumcari Head Start and was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church, the Christian Mothers, the Mt. Carmel Society and the Sacred Hearts Society. She is preceded in death by her husband, Joe Angel Griego. She is survived by two sons, Johnny Griego of Tucumcari and Max Gonzales of Las Vegas, Nevada; two daughters, Beatrice Chacon of Amarillo and Fedelina Sena of Tucumcari; four sisters, Rose Estrado (and husband, Henry) of Rio Rancho, Rita Chacon (Sammy) of Fontana, Calif., Angie Gonzales (Pete) and Tommie Apodaca, all of Tucumcari; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and her companion Arnold Marler of Tucumcari. Services were held at St. Anne’s Catholic Church; burial followed in the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers were Paul Sena Jr., Abel Sena, Arthur Molinas, Chris Chacon, Robert Gonzales, Melvin Estrada and Max Gonzales Jr. Arrangement were by Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari. Horace Hickman Services: 1 p.m. on Thursday at the Dunn Memorial Chapel. Horace Kirby Hickman, 87, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, in Benbrook, Texas. He was born July 29, 1918, in McKenzie, Tenn. He was veteran of World War II serving in the U. S. Marine Corp and was stationed in Pearl Harbor when it was attacked Dec. 7, 1941. He is preceded in death by his wife, Chris Hickman. He is survived by two sons, David Hickman of Tucumcari and Kenneth Hickman (and wife, RoseMarie) of Oklahoma City; one daughter, Sally Hickman of Ft. Worth, Texas; three grandchildren, Sarah Hastings (Cliff), Anna Calandrino (Michael) and Elisha Bryant, all of Ft. Worth; two great-grandsons, Michael Calandrino and Jonathan Hastings, both of Ft. Worth, and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements were by Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari. Carlos Sandoval Services: 11 a.m. CST (10 a.m. MST) today at the Nara Visa Community Center. Carlos “Charlie” Sandoval, 82, died on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, in Tucumcari. He was born Dec. 15, 1923, in Nara Visa, where he lived his entire life. He was a member of the Catholic Church and a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes Forest in France. He was also a member of the American Legion Post of Logan. His family said he loved kids and enjoyed activities which involved children in the Nara Visa Community. He is survived by his wife, Guadalupe “Lucy” Sandoval of Tucumcari; two sons, Bobby Sandoval (and wife, Melanie) of Albuquerque, and Carlos Sandoval (Marie) of Plainview, Texas; two daughters, Florence Sandoval of Hereford, Texas, and Yvonne Massey of Tucumcari; two sisters, Bea George of Amarillo and Rena Woodward of Glendale, Ariz., along with numerous grandchildren and many friends. Burial will follow the funeral mass in the Nara Visa Cemetery. Pall bearers will be Marshall Reed, Robert Burns, Charles Whitcraft, Tommy Burks, Rico Ysco and Carolyn (Reed) Bingham. Honorary pall bearers will be Leon Doyle, Carol Lee George, Dwayne Whitcraft and John McClone. Arrangements are by Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari. Thelma Thomas Services: 2 p.m. on Thursday at Kitch-Brenneman Funeral Home Chapel in Kansas. Thelma “MaMa Thomas” Thomas, 77, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, at Southwest Medical Center. She was born July 8, 1928, in Wheeler, Texas, the daughter of Walter Clayton and Opal Viola (Hand) Horn. She graduated from Hachita High School in Hachita, N.M., and had been a homemaker and resident of Liberal for the past 10 years after she moved from Tucumcari. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan Walter Thomas; one son, Jay Lee Johnson; two brothers, Donald Horn and J.W. Horn and one sister, Norma Viola Horn. She is survived by two sons, Alan Thomas of Liberal, Kan., and Howard Johnston of Albuquerque; one daughter, Janet Sue Bell of Flora Vista, N.M.; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. The Rev. Ann Holman will preside over funeral services; burial will follow at Liberal Cemetery. Viewing hours will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until service time on Thursday at Kitch-Brenneman Funeral Home. Memorials may be sent to the charity of donor’s choice and online condolence may be sent to the family at www.brennemanfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Kitch-Brenneman Funeral Home of Liberal, Kan.
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