July 2 Obituaries
Published: Saturday, July 2nd, 2005
Lillian Lovvorn Lillian Lovvorn, 91, of Tucumcari, died Wednesday, June 22, 2005. She was born on July 25, 1913, in Garita. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Tucumcari. Survivors include two sons, Roy Lovvorn of Stanfield, Ariz., and Ralph Lovvorn of Owassa, Okla.; four daughters, Zillah Watson of Carrizozo, Glenna Morison of Garita, and Hazel Watson, and Ellen Shankels, both of Tucumcari; 15 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. The Rev. Dereck Owen officiated the services. Burial was at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers were Troy and Monte Lovvorn, Daniel, Nathan and Johnny Watson, and Mike Andrews. Arrangements were by Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari. Ella Maldonado Ella Montano Maldonado, 76, of Glendale, Ariz., died Tuesday, June 14, 2005. She was born on Dec. 23, 1928, in Trementina, to Felipe and Fetilde Valverde Montano. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Albino Montano and Phillip Montano Jr. Survivors include a daughter, Helen Burson (and husband, Randy) of Glendale, Ariz.; three granddaughters, Sonja Bonney (Rob), and Ashley Burson, all of Phoenix, and Jessica Sanders (Brad) of San Antonio; two great-grandsons, Brenden and Zeke Sanders; three sisters, Hevila Sanchez of Albuquerque, Mary Sandoval of Tucumcari, and Faye Kelley of Longmont, Colo; five brothers, Cecil and David Montano, both of Las Cruces, Isaias Montano of San Meteo, Calif., Ruben Montano of Albuquerque, and Levi Montano of Belen; and numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. July 10 at Trinity Baptist Church in Tucumcari. Burial will be at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Tomas Gonzales officiated the services. Arrangements were by Best Funeral Services of Peoria, Ariz.
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