Bikers run on common ground with our pioneers

By Lynn Moncus Last Sunday evening, Mr. Bill Kinder, owner of the Blue Swallow Motel, invited me to have dinner with a group of bicycle riders and to talk to them a little about the history of Tucumcari. Of course, I was thinking about Mrs. Lillian Redman, the former owner, and of the times she […]

Teasing is testament of affection

By Lynn Moncus Just before sitting down to write this column, the woman from lma attended the funeral for Mrs. Laura Creek at House and returned with the heart filled to overflowing because of the wonderful friends who had gathered for that occasion. People who have known me for a few days know that I’m […]

Goodbye ‘Mrs. Tucumcari’

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By Chelle Delaney Bettie Ditto, Tucumcari�s 91-year-old matriarch of hospitality, was laid to rest Friday. After a funeral service attended by about 380 at the Tucumcari Convention Center, Ditto�s coffin was buried at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery beneath a warm winter sun. At the funeral service, deacon Bobby Welch comforted attendees with words derived from […]

Maxine Leak

Services: At 11 a.m. (MST), noon (CST), Wednedsay at the Nara Visa Methodist Church. Maxine Leak, 87, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007, in Altamont , Tenn. Mrs. Leak, who is a former resident of Nara Visa, was a member of the Altamont Baptist Church.   Surviving Mrs. Leak are her daughter Ada Clark of Altamont, […]

Susanne Christine Yearout

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Services: At 2 p.m. Friday memorial services will be at the Tucumcari Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2400 South Ninth St. On Nov. 19 at 2 p.m a memorial service will be held at the Royal City Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel in Royal Camp, Wash. Susanne […]

Martha Shafer

Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Dunn Memorial Chapel in Tucumcari. Martha Shafer, 77, died in Dumas, Texas on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007, following an extended illness.   Mrs. Shafer was born Jan. 30, 1930 in Clayton. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of San Jon. She had been a homemaker who enjoyed […]

Michelle Jeanette Maestas

Services: 7 p.m. Thursday a rosary will be recited at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari. At 2 p.m. Friday a mass of resurrection will be celebrated at St. Anne’s. Michelle Jeanette Maestas, 37, died in Amarillo, Texas, on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007.   Mrs. Maestas was born Oct. 27, 1969 in Tucumcari.  She was […]

September 1942

Postmaster T. N. Lawson reported an increase in requests for V-mail letter sheets. Only three sheets a day were allowed per person to write letters to soldiers overseas. … Sid Latham, who lived northeast of town, reported excellent rains in his area. … A truckload of furniture arrived for pre-glider school students housed at the […]

Phyllis Davis Collins

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Services: A memorial service will be held later. Phyllis Davis Collins, 86, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007. She was born on Sept. 23, 1920 in Mauldin, Wash., to the late Calvin Orville and Georgia Leona Foreman Davis. At the age of 16, she migrated with her family to the Southwest. She lived in Tucumcari for […]

Thelma Eudell Green

Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Dunn Memorial Chapel in Tucumcari. Thelma Eudell Green, 93, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007, at the Metroplex Adventist Hospital in Killeen, Texas.   Mrs. Green was born March 13, 1914 in Raines County, Texas to John and Eunice Deana Hawkins Watson. She was married to Clyde Burl Green on […]