Former Tucumcarian turns 100

William Thompson Mary Goldenberg, who lived in Tucumcari from 1919 until just five years ago, will celebrate her 100th birthday Sept. 10 at the Vida Encantada Assisted Living Center in Las Vegas. Goldenberg said keeping busy and surrounding herself with family kept her going over the years. “Everyday my daughter and grandchildren come by to […]

Obituaries- Carmichael, White, Mares, Mills, Landess, Walters

RUBIE HELEN CARMICHAEL Rubie Helen Carmichael, 100, of Clinton, Okla., died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at the Integris Clinton Regional Hospital in Clinton. Rubie Carmichael was born on Nov. 12, 1903, in Rush Springs, Okla., to Joe and Elizabeth Sanders Beevers. Her family moved to Quay County in 1907 and homesteaded in the Forrest community. […]

Mate, Bell, Coughenour, Meeks, Budley, Garcia

Shirley Bell Shirley Bell, 67, died at Trigg Memorial Hospital Tuesday, May 11, 2004 following a brief illness. Shirley Bell was born Feb. 7 1937 in Burleson, Texas. She had been making her home in Tucumcari for 25 years. She was a member of the Center Street United Methodist Church of Tucumcari. She had been […]

Bell, Swilling, Nash, Ferrell

Sharon Bell Sharon Kay Snyder Bell, 52, died March died March 4, 2004 in Yuma, Ariz. She was born on March 8, 1951 in Dalhart. She married Ben Bell on July 18, 1985. They made their home in Vaughn, Mont. Sharon Kay Snyder attended school in Nara Visa and Amistad. She was a daughter, mother, […]

Fields, Martinez, Duke, Wilson, Lucero, White

Justin E. Fields Justin Eugene “Gene” Fields,48, died Feb. 21, 2004 at his home in Kingman Ariz. Gene Fields was born Sept. 3, 1955. He was a 1972 graduate of Logan High School and most of his life he was employed as an auto mechanic. Fields moved to Arizona in 1997 after residing in the […]

What about that Thief on the Cross

Leonard Laurialt Much has been made of Jesus’ statement to the thief on the cross given in Luke 23: 32-43 (read that, as well as every other scripture when it is cited). The “saved” thief was obviously a God-fearer, and, therefore, a Jew. All three who died on the cross that day, lived and died […]

No one ever – what’s more, it’s gospel

Leonard Lauralt The New Mexico Department of Health sponsors television commercials about the dangers of second-hand cigarette smoke. In one commercial, a glass of milk has lipstick from a previous user at a restaurant, while in the other, a fork is dropped on the floor. In both cases, a replacement is requested. In background, someone […]

Nellie Ayers

Nellie Ayers Nellie Ayers, 91, died Monday, Jan. 26, in Sedona, Ariz. Ayers was born June 5, 1912 in Tucumcari. She was a member of the Episcopal Church. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Ayers is survived by her daughter, Lois Legleu of Sedona and her son, Bud Ayers […]

Vance, Cordova, Williams-McLarnan, Dudley

Joan Troutman Vance Joan “Joanie” Troutman Vance, 62, died in Tucumcari Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004. Joanie Vance was born August 3, 1941 in Tucumcari. She attended and graduated from the Tucumcari School System in 1959. She was an active member of the Center Street United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Board of […]

Obits Dec. 27

Mary Ruth Bishop Mary Ruth Bishop, 76, of Tucumcari died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003. She was born in McNairy County, Tenn. in 1927. She had been a home maker and a member of the Baptist Church. For many years she lived in Clovis with her late husband Hulen. After his retirement from the US Air […]