2-17 Obituaries

Beverly Sue Martin Beverly Sue Martin, 69, died on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, in Tucson, Ariz. She was born Oct. 8, 1940, in Tucumcari. Survivors include her husband Edsell Martin and three daughters, Laura Gifford, Madeline Sims and Ginger Davidson. Services: 3 p.m. Saturday at the Adair Funeral Homes, 1050 N. Dodge Blvd., Tucson, Ariz. […]

Be thankful for family at all times

By Leonard Lauriault While traveling recently I met two ladies from the Carolinas who were flying home. The first one was returning to her husband in North Carolina after taking care of his sister in Albuquerque who was recovering from hip surgery. The other one was returning to South Carolina and was leaving her husband […]

Fire leaves couple homeless

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A mother and her son were not injured in a house fire Thursday night that severely damaged a 712 E. Rankin Ave. residence. Carlita Smith said she and her son had recently returned from the nearby Circle K convenience story and that the couch caught on fire. Smith’s husband […]

4-H leaders: Heavy on the heart

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My husband and I were 4-H organizational leaders for quite a few years. That meant we were the ones who begged, cajoled or bribed other parents, friends and neighbors into sharing their expertise with the kids as project leaders. Soon after we began this journey a wise county agent said, “Remember, we’re not raising animals, […]

No bull here

When my husband and I were young and just starting out, we decided to apply for a loan from a government-underwritten outfit to purchase a few cows. We had the place to run them secured and the drought was temporarily over (which is all we can ever ask for in the Southwest). We even had […]

Everybody has a snake story

What were your mother’s parting words every time you left the house? Right. “Watch for snakes.” In August, we were told to be extra careful because the rattlers would be shedding their skins, their eyes would be covered for a few days, and since they couldn’t see they would strike at the sounds we made […]

Mary Elizabeth Sandoval

Services: At 8:30 p.m.Thursday a rosary will be recited at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari. At 2 p.m. Friday funeral services will be held at St. Anne’s. Mary Elizabeth Sandoval, 26, of Las Cruces died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, at Thomason Hospital in El Paso, Texas. She was born Feb. 6, 1981 in Tucumcari, […]

Margaret Wieland

Services: At 2:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Dunn Memorial Chapel in Tucumcari. Margaret Wieland, 95, died at her residence in Tucumcari on Tuesday, Oct. 9 2007. following an extended illness.   Mrs. Wieland was born Aug. 27, 1912 at Forrest. She attended and graduated from the Forrest School system.  She went on to attend […]

Hazel L. Cochran

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Services: At 2 p.m. Monday services will be at the Tucucmari Memorial Park Cemetery. Hazel L. Cochran, 97, of Hobbs and a former resident of Tucumcari died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007, in Lovington. Mrs. Cochran was born May 19, 1920 in San Jon. She is survived her daughter Sandra Spurgers of Monument, grandsons, Billy Dean […]

Marlin Brent McMenamy

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Services: Between 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. today, the family will receive friends at Sanders Funeral Home, Lubbock, Texas. A memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, at the First Baptist Church of Shallowater, Texas. Marlin Brent McMenamy, 48, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2007, at his home surrounded by his family after losing a […]