Area children write letters to Santa Claus

Some of these letters came from classes and some from individuals. We are firmly convinced that Santa reads the Quay County Sun and hope that everyone receives what they want. Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is a pit bull dog that I can train to do tricks and a play station too and [...]

Obits Dec. 20

Norma Gutierrez Norma Gutierrez 56, died Dec.. 14 at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. She was born Jan. 13, 1947 in Tucumcari. Mrs. Gutierrez has been a life time resident of Tucumcari attending and graduating from the Tucumcari School System. She owned and operated the Norma Gutierrez Bail Bonding Company in Tucumcari. She was a member [...]

Tucumcari native ‘fought for everyone’

By Angela Peacock A proud African American woman on a mission to fight for civil right for all cultures and races is how family members described Alice Faye Hoppes. Hoppes, who died Tuesday, was born and raised in Tucumcari, which was something her husband of 35 years Willard said she proudly told everyone she came [...]

Obits Oct. 15

Susie Alice Smart Susie Alice Smart, 99, of Amarillo died Oct. 14, 2003, in Amarillo. She was born in Clarendon, Texas on July 17, 1904 to Maggie and William Johnston. they moved to Tucumcari in 1908, along with her six brothers, Frank, Sam, Jack, Robert, Homer and Milton Johnston. Mrs. Smart went to grade school [...]

Obits 9/27

Benevieve Griego Genevieve “Billie” Griego, 65, died Sept. 24, 2003 at the Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. She was born Aug. 8, 1938 in Tucumcari to Antonio and Paublita Lopez. Mrs. Griego attended the Tucumcari public school system. She married Manuel Griego Sept. 27, 1958, which would have made today their 45 wedding anniversary. Mrs. Griego [...]

obits 9-6

Marcella Jenkins Marcella Jenkins, 85, died Sept. 2, 2003. She was born Oct. 17, 1917 to Issiac Oren and Nellie Raye Etheridge Durham on a small ranch in Obar. Mrs. Jenkins was the valedictorian of her senior class and after high school studied music at Eastern New Mexico University. At an early age, she and [...]

Helen Dunn served community for more than 50 years

By Angela Peacock An out going, humorous woman who knew the meaning of true friendship is how Lynn Moncus will always remember her close friend Helen Dunn. For more than 50 years Dunn served the citizens of Tucumcari. She started out as a fourth grade school teacher and then worked an estimated 40 years at [...]