12-23 Obits

Clarence Esbenshade Clarence Esbenshade, 74, died on Thursday Dec. 17, 2009, in Tucumcari. He was born June 13, 1935, in Lancaster, Pa. Survivors include three children. Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. David H. Brownlee David H. Brownlee, 85, died on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009 in Clovis. He was born May […]

Birthdays, military service

Eighty years young…The children and grandchildren of Evelyn Terry Register will host an 80th birthday party on

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, […]

J.M. Toby

Services: At 10 a.m. Wednesday a service will be held at the Temple Baptist Church in Tucumcari.   J.M. Toby, 85, died at his home in Tucumcari on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007, following an extended illness.   Mr. Toby was born July 7, 1922 in Maud, Okla. He was a member of the Temple Baptist […]

Ventura Baca

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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 Resurrection will be celebrated at St. Anne’s. Ventura Baca, 98, died at her residence in Tucumcari on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, following an extended illness.   Mrs. Baca was born July […]

Alfonso C. Marquez

Services: At 7 p.m. Wednesday a rosary will be recited at St. Annes Catholic Church in Tucumcari. At 2 p.m. Thursday a Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at St. Anne’s.     Alfonso C. Marquez, 91, died on Friday, Nov. 10, 2007, in Santa Fe following an extended illness. Mr. Marquez was born  May […]

Leland Jay Mecham

Services: At 10 a.m. Nov. 24 there will be a a memorial service at First Presbyterian Church in Tucumcari. Leland Jay “Lee” Mecham, 89, of Tucumcari died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007 while on a visit to El Paso,Texas. Mr. Mecham was born Nov. 26, 1917 in Lockerby, Utah, to Leonidas Maroni Mecham and Jesse Bernice […]

Wanda Lee Bradford 

Services: At noon Sunday memorial services will be at the Elks Lodge in Tucumcari. Wanda Lee Bradford, 73, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007 in Dalhart, Texas. Wanda Lee Ratliff was born in Flagstaff, Ariz., to Skeets and Dora. A longtime resident of Tucumcari, she was a talented crafts-person, her family said. On Aug. 19, 1992 she […]

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 […]

Doris C. Griffin-Morgan

Services: 10 a.m. today at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in McCook, Neb. Doris D. Griffin-Morgan, 82, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007, at the McCook Community Hospital in McCook, Neb. She was born Dec. 5, 1924 at Augusta, Kan., to Alvin and Iva (McKitrick) Stapleton. After graduating from high school, she attended St. Rose Nurses Training […]