Lucretia A. Wells

Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Royal Estates, El Paso, Texas. Lucretia A. Wells, 94, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007. She was a long time El Paso resident after moving here from Tucumcari. She was preceded in death by husbands, Josh Babers and Clyde L. Wells and son Charles T. Babers. She is her survived by […]

Anas Cleo Head

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Services: 1 p.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Fort Sumner. Anas Cleo Head, 106, a resident of Clovis for the past two years and a resident of Fort Sumner since 1948, died Tuesday, August 21, 2007, at the Laurel Ridge Care Center in Clovis. Mrs. Head was born in Montague County, Texas, […]

Madeline Ann Willis

Services: 3 p.m. Tuesday at San Antonio’s Church in Logan. Madeline Ann Willis, 66, of Logan died Friday, July 27, 2007, at Odyssey Hospice in Amarillo, Texas. Mrs. Willis was born Sept 9, 1940 in Falmouth, Mass., to Frank and Rose Flora. She graduated from Lawrence High School in Lawrence, Mass. She met Joseph F. […]

07-25-2007: Tuck’s Turf

Hello folks just got back from a trip to Phoenix to see my father and then to Roswell to play in the 17th Sun Classic Charity, where I came in fourth at the tournament. The tournament was sponsored by the Rotary Club and a group of tremendous sponsors. Just like our upcoming 35th Breen Scholarship […]

No place like home on high plains for Rattlers

By Lynn Moncus Each time the Rattler Reunion paper arrives, those of us who are alumni of Tucumcari High School take time to go through it page by page and picture by picture because we are eager to recall the great time we had last year and know that we are now gearing up for […]

Bataan survivor inspires spirit

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By Bunny Terry, guest columnist Webster’s dictionary defines a hero as “a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.” We all live our entire lives in the midst of unknown heroes – the guy next door, maybe the lady in the post office. There are people of exceptional […]

Daisy Florence Killgore Hurley

Services: 11 a.m. Monday at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Mrs. Hurley was born on June 16, 1913, at the Killgore ranch about seven miles west of Tucumcari to Ben Smith Killgore and Daisy Florence Heinman. She graduated from Tucumcari High School and worked as a beautician for several years. She married Timothy T. Hurley […]

Alfonso “Al” Lopez

Services: 7 p.m. Sunday a rosary will be recited at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Tucumcari. A mass of the resurrection will be celebrated at 2 p.m. on Monday at St. Anne’s. Alfonso “Al” Lopez, 86, died in Albuquerque on Wednesday, June 13, 2007, following an extended illness. Mr. Lopez was born Jan. 31, 1921 at […]

06-09-2007: Around Town

Mother’s Day delivery… Taylor Lee Simpson was born on Mother’s Day, May 13, in Amarillo. Taylor’s the daughter of Sean and Toni Simpson of Amarillo. She was 8 pounds 12 ounces, and 20 and 3/4 inches long. Taylor’s grandparents are Scott and Cheryl Simpson and Mike and Jean Taylor, all of Tucumcari. Her great-grandparents are […]

06-02-2007: Anniversaries, birthdays

Sandersons are golden… Ken and Laverne Sanderson are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary and hope you’ll share in their celebration at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Laverne Mariner, a 1958 Tucumcari High School graduate, and Sanderson, a 1950 graduate, were married May 25, 1957. They lived most of their married life in Montana, where they raised […]