Robert “Bob” Dyke

Robert “Bob” Dyke Services: Time and place for memorial services will be announced later. Robert (Bob) Dyke, 53, died Thursday, Oct. 27, following an extended illness. He and his wife Donna owned and operated the Empty Saddle RV Park on East Route 66. Following his wishes, he has been cremated.  Marjorie L. DeMoss Services: Have […]

Walter R. Rucker

Walter R. Rucker Memorial services for Walter R. Rucker, who died July 11, 2006 will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Conchas Dam, near the lodge at Conchas Dam. Following his death, Mr. Rucker was cremated. Arrangements are by Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari.

Highways just as dangerous

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Everybody was having a good time Wednesday at the Tucumcari Air Show – until about 1:20 p.m. in the afternoon. That’s when Guy “Doc” Baldwin’s plane completed its loop, crashing to the ground. It was an accident with an audience. And the end of the air show. Plane crashes […]

Irwin, Baldwin follow their passions

By Ryn Garglinski: Freedom Newspapers Shocking news made headlines with the death of pilot Guy “Doc” Baldwin who crashed while performing in last week’s Tucumcari air show. It was sudden, sad and unexpected. Nor did anyone expect “alligator man” Steve Irwin, who spent years mingling with deadly beasts, to have a stingray thrust a barb […]

Manuel Tafoya

Manuel Tafoya Services: Today at 2 p.m. in the Dunn Memorial Chapel. Manuel Tafoya, 67, died July 17, 2006 near Adrian-Vega area of Texas. Mr. Tafoya, who was born March 30, 1939 in Logan, and was farmer up until the time of his death. Surviving Mr. Tafoya are: a sister, Tresa (Harry) Whaley of Vega, […]

Mary Ellen Minnard

Services: Have been held. Mary Ellen Minnard, 68, died Monday, July 3, 2006 in Albuquerque. Mrs. Minnard was born April 10, 1938 in New Mexico. She was a long-time member of the St. Anne’s Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by a son, Vern Minnard, who died in 2004. Survivors include her husband, Allen […]

Feb. 18, 2006 Obituaries

Viva H. Coffman Services: 1 p.m. today at Grady United Methodist Church. Viva H. Coffman, 88, of Clovis, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. Mrs. Coffman was born Dec. 12, 1917, in Cameron (Wheatland) to Lee and Georgia Williamson Hutchison. Mrs. Coffman was preceded in death by her parents; her […]

12/17 Obituaries

Ralph Robinson Services: Have been held. Ralph Robinson died on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, in Newark, Ohio. He was born Sept. 24, 1942, in Cincinnati, Ohio. A former Tucumcari resident, he had been a mechanic for the federal government and was a veteran of Vietnam. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Robinson, […]

12/10 Obituaries

Jimmy Mirabel Services: 10 a.m. today at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Amarillo. Jimmy Joe Mirabal, 48, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, December 6, 2005, in Amarillo. He was born April 29, 1957, in Tucumcari. He was an insurance agent who also served with the U.S. Marine Reserves. He married Maria Cruz […]

11/30 Obituaries

Ruth Hodson Services: Have been held. Audrey Ruth Hodson, 84, died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, in Redlands, Calif. She was born on Oct. 13, 1921, in Tucumcari. After her father died, she helped her mother run a local hotel that housed mainly railroad engineers, and later they ran a boarding house. She graduated from Redondo […]