Elsie “Ostic” Lerke

Services: At 7 p.m. Thursday a rosary will be recited at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari. At 10 a.m. Friday a Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at St. Anne’s. Elsie “Ostic” Lerke, 80, died on Monday, Aug. 13, 2007, in Albuquerque following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Mrs. Lerke was […]

Elva Francine Lerke Allen

Services: 3 p.m., Wednesday a memorial service will be at Lomas Chapel, French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd., Albuquerque. Elva Francine Lerke Allen, 78, a resident of Albuquerque and a former resident of Tucumcari, died Saturday, April 7, 2007, surrounded by her friends and family. She is survived by her children, Lynn (Jerrry) Mosher , Michael […]

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By Angela Peacock Gourds, hard shelled fruits often used for ornaments, have fascinated Elsie Lerke ever since she can remember. Lerke once stumbled on a miniature gourd souvenir she thought she could not live without until she discovered it cost $90. That experience left Lerke determined to make gourd art her hobby. “I have given […]