Feb. 18, 2006 Obituaries
Published: Friday, February 17th, 2006
Viva H. Coffman Services: 1 p.m. today at Grady United Methodist Church. Viva H. Coffman, 88, of Clovis, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. Mrs. Coffman was born Dec. 12, 1917, in Cameron (Wheatland) to Lee and Georgia Williamson Hutchison. Mrs. Coffman was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arthur Coffman; three sisters, Katy Reed, Mattie Bryant and Nancy Sells and a brother, Roy Hutchison, Mrs. Coffman is survived by a son, Arthur Lee Coffman of Santa Fe; a brother, Harold Hutchison of Alaska; three granddaughters, Lisa McLaughlin, Lora Hocking and Shelly Woodford all of Australia; a step-grandson, Jono Huntington of Santa Fe; five great-granddaughters and five great-grandsons. Dale Cordova will officiate services. Burial will follow at Grady Cemetery. Kent Carter, Jerry Fury, Ronnie Mackechnie, Jerry Vick, Jerry Powell and Tom Mackechnie will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home of Clovis. Clarine Collins Services: Have been held. Clarine Collins, 92, of Clovis died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. Mrs. Collins was born March 1, 1913, in Lynn County, Texas, to Fred and Eliza (Leavett) Thomas. Her mother and two of her five brothers died in Magdalena during an influenza epidemic in 1918. She was raised by various family members and friends, spending a year or more in the Baptist Children's Home in Portales. Mrs. Collins married Roy Collins in 1928 in Grady, where they made their home and started their family. In 1937 they moved to the Running Water Draw northwest of Clovis, in the Claud community, where they made their home for the next 44 years. Mrs. Collins was a home-maker, mother and was active in the Claud Rainy Day Club. After her boys were grown she worked as a bookkeeper at Ranchers and Farmers Livestock Auction and in the Curry County Tax Assessor's office. After her husband's death in 1981 she moved to Clovis. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and knitting. She was a member of Kingswood Methodist Church. Mrs. Collins was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; five brothers, Nathan, Perry, George, Earl and F.P. “Buster” Thomas and a granddaughter, Vickie Salazar. She is survived by three sons, Clark Collins of Texico, Dave Collins (and wife Iva) of Portales and Pat Collins of Clovis; nine grandchildren, Johnny Collins of Los Alamos, Ivan Collins of Spring, Texas, Debora Birdsong of Stamford, Texas, Linda Coiner and Elida Henderlite of Clovis, Denise Collins of Bradenton, Fla., Deborah Thorpe of Peru, Ind., Jennifer Morgan of Dallas and Houston Collins of Seattle; 16 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Family members conducted services. Burial followed at the Grady Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Federation for the Blind. Arrangements were by Steed-Todd Funeral Home of Clovis. Earl Ford Services: Have been held. Earl A. Ford, 78, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006. Ford was born Sept. 9, 1927, in Evansville, Ind., to Earl Anderson and Gladys Hayhurst Ford. Mr. Ford married Ruth Mendoza on Jan. 7, 1947 in El Paso, Texas. He was a long-time Clovis resident, coming to Clovis to set up the West Texas Lucerne Milk Company Delivery System. Mr. Ford worked for Safeway Stores, Inc. as a truck driver for 31 years, retiring in 1987. Family members said he loved to work on cars. Mr. Ford was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Allen Keith Ford; a brother, Billy Allen Ford and a sister, Marion Shekell. He is survived by his wife; four sons, Andy Ford (and wife Trudi) of Clovis, Thomas Ford (Cindy) of Fort Worth, Texas, Billy Ford of Clovis and Daniel “Dutch” Ford (Judy) of Lubbock; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren Doug Brooks and Jason Schwope officiated services. Burial followed at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens in Clovis. Mark Harrison, Jay Queener, Daryl Ward, Jim Tidenberg, Jimmy Looney and Andy Ford served as pallbearers Arrangements were by Steed-Todd Funeral Home of Clovis. John Henderson Services: Have been held. John A. Henderson, 81, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, in the VA Medical Center in Amarillo. Mr. Henderson was born Feb. 28, 1924, at Puerto de Luan. He was a member of the Catholic Church. He served his country in World War II in the Navy. He is survived by three brothers, Walter Henderson and Maximilliano Henderson of Tucumcari and Gracian Henderson of Los Angeles; one sister, Sadie Cortez of Riverside, Calif., and numerous nieces and nephews. A rosary was recited on Thursday at St. Anne's Catholic Church. Leo Padget officiated services. Burial followed in the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements were by Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari. Jerry Moore Services: To be announced. Jerry Dale Moore, 57, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, at his residence in Tucumcari. Mr. Moore was born March 17, 1949, in Tucumcari. in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War, where he performed his duties as an underwater demolition expert. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Tucumcari and of the B.P.O. Elkes Lodge No. 1172 in Tucumcari. Mr. Moore is survived by a son, Roger Redmon of Hooker, Okla.; a brother, Wayne Kralicek of Colorado; an uncle, Merle Moore (wife Rosella) of Thoreau and an aunt, Kay Moore of Thoreau. Following his wishes, he has been cremated. Arrangements are by Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari. Teodoro Padilla Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Dunn Memorial Chapel in Tucumcari. Teodoro Padilla, 65, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, at his residence in Tucumcari. Mr. Padilla was born Oct. 8, 1940 in Tucumcari. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. Mr. Padilla is survived by his wife Betty Padilla of Tucumcari; a son, Teodor Padilla Jr. of Tucumcari; a daughter Ona Martinez of Tucumcari; his mother, Adella Ruiz of Tucumcari, and five grandchildren. Burial will be at the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari.
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