Quilters sew up prize for hospice

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By QCS Staff Mary Jimenez, president of Helping Hands Hospice of Tucumcari was presented a

Rosemary E. Ligneel

Services: At 7 p.m. Sunday a rosary will be recited at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari. At 10 a.m. Monday a mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at St. Anne’s. Rosemary E. Ligneel, 76, died on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007. at Dan Trigg Memorial Hospital following an extended illness. She was born May 22, […]

Retired woman of the year

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Who: Diana Beck, longtime Tucumcari resident, supporter and caretaker who said she shocked the nation – or at least local residents – when she retired in July. Claims to fame: Too lengthy to include them all, Beck’s latest award came from the Altrusa club as Retired Woman of the Year. In her introduction, the group […]

8/13 Quay Personalities

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Managing Editor Who: Diane Beck Tucumcari resident for 22 years with a long list of community efforts; born and raised in Albuquerque. One claim to fame: This registered nurse helped get the health care license for Helping Hands Hospice, the not-for-profit organization that just had its 10 year anniversary. […]

Tucumcari woman’s dream comes true with hospice

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun The dream of longtime Tucumcari native Earlene Klaverweiden was to open a hospice in town. Although she died four months ago, she was around to witness that dream — as did more than 100 others who showed up for the 10th anniversary celebration of the Helping Hands Hospice on […]

Hospice angels return in 2004

TV Hagenah For the ninth year in a row, the Helping Hands Hospice Angels are coming to Tucumcari. According to Diana Beck, the director of nursing at the hospice, this time of year is a very special season for the hospice because of the importance of such things to their patients. For that reason two […]

Hospice eases pain of dying

William Thompson Jerry Klaverweiden, a former United Methodist minister, recently took over as administrator of Helping Hands Hospice. The local hospice provides free care and support to the dying and their loved ones in Quay County and surrounding areas. “The central core of what hospice is all about is ‘No human should have to die […]

Louise Epperson

Louise Epperson, 78, died Sept. 10, 2004 in Amarillo. Louise Epperson was born in Chattanooga Aug. 27 1926. She and her husband W.F. Epperson moved to Tucumcari in 1992. She is survived by her daughter Gladys Booth (Ray) of Tucumcari; her son, Thurman Miller (Judy) of Tracy, Calif; three step daughters Katie, Gail and Jeanie […]

Helping Hands Hospice hosts annual fundraiser

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By Angela Peacock Joe Cooper said he didn’t mind volunteering Friday evening at the Helping Hands Hospice’s annual enchilada dinner at the Tucumcari Elk’s Lodge Nov. 21. He enjoys being able to help others he said it enriches his life. “It’s the most important cause in town because it cares about a unique moment in […]