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3186202_wlppDon was born January 20, 1964 in Canyon to Margaret and Paul Read. He graduated from Canyon High School in 1982. He graduated from West Texas A&M University in 1991 with a degree in finance. Don lived in Canyon his entire life. He worked with his father at Read’s Automotive, serving as business manager for 33 years. In addition, he managed his own stock portfolio and was a life-long student of the world of finance and economics. He possessed a healthy sense of humor and was well-read, spending much time acquiring knowledge about sundry topics.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Paula, and his mother, Margaret.
Survivors include his father, Paul, of Canyon; sister, Marilyn and husband, Michael Roberts, of Canyon; two nieces, Meagan Swatzell, of Canyon, Whitney Roberts, of Austin; and two nephews, Matthew Swatzell, of Lubbock, and Shawn Swatzell, of Amarillo.

Memorial services will be 2:00 P.M. Monday, June 8 at the First United Methodist Church. Private interment will be at Dreamland Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday, June 7 from 4:00 to 5:30 P.M. at Brooks Chapel.

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Alta Mae Meadows

3183721_wlppAlta was born on July 15, 1926 in Briscoe County, Texas to A.M. and Bessie (Vardell) Kindrick. The oldest of 12 children, Alta helped raise them all. She married Jake Meadows on January 25, 1947 in Estelline, Texas. She loved to cook and sew, and thrived in her role as homemaker. She also took great pride in serving on the kitchen committee at Calvary Baptist Church for 23 years.

Alta was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, sisters Mary Nell Teague and Joy Kindrick, and by brothers JC Kindrick, Coy Kindrick and Homer Ray Kindrick.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 1606 Ave I NW, Childress, TX 79201.

Survivors include one son, Joe Meadows and wife, Diane of Jefferson City, MO; one daughter, Vicki Harper and husband, Clyde of Childress; one sister, Sherry Wagner and husband, Joe of Canadian; five brothers, Norman Kindrick and wife, Wilma of Sylvester, TX, Richard Kindrick of Hereford, Harold Kindrick and Vern Kindrick, both of Amarillo, and David Kindrick and wife, Marsha of Lawton, OK; three grandchildren, Clay Harper of Dumas, Elizabeth Waltz of Arvada, CO, and Elaine Douglas of Jefferson City, MO; six great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Evelyn Hill of Amarillo and Dean Meadows of Midland; and numerous extended family and friends.

Funeral services will be at 2pm on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at Calvary Baptist Church with Randy Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Childress Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.

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Leonard “Tex” Selvidge

3186457_wlppLeonard “Tex” was born January 7, 1934, in Bismark, Arkansas to Elmer D. and Ella Mae Selvidge. He graduated from StinnettHigh School in 1953. Tex attended SouthwesternState OklahomaUniversity where he played football, graduated in 1959 with a Bachelor’s Degree and completed his Master’s Degree in 1962. He started coaching in Spearman, Texas and later coached in Hollis, Oklahoma, before moving to Clarendon in 1965 to start his career at ClarendonCollege. Tex served in a number of positions in the last fifty years including Counselor, Registrar, Dean of Students, Recruiter, Financial Aid Director, and Board of Regents. In addition to his duties at the college, Tex has always been a very active and involved citizen of Clarendon and Donley County. He served as Mayor several times, and he has given more than thirty years of civic leadership in various roles.

Tex is preceded in death by his Pop, Jimmy Worsham, and his Mom, Geneva Worsham; his biological parents, Elmer D. Selvidge and Ella Mae Selvidge; a sister, Merle Damron; a brother, Cecil Selvidge; and an aunt, Evie Scott.

Tex is survived by his wife, Jo Ann Selvidge, of the home; his son, Chad Selvidge and wife, Carolina of Dallas; his daughter, Shay Tidmore and husband, Alan of Lubbock; his son, Scott Newland and wife, Jeanette of Plano; his son, Gary Jack of Clarendon; his daughter, Teresa Dronzek and husband, Dan of Clarendon; his son, Mark Jack and wife, Beverly of Springtown; his daughter, Pam Watson and husband, Noble of Clarendon; his daughter, Shay Ann Selvidge of Austin; nineteen grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Tex is also survived by his step-dad, James Griffin of Lubbock, his sister, Sharon Walker and husband Skip of Stinnett; and numerous family and close friends.

SERVICES – 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 7, 2015 in the Harned Sisters Auditorium at Clarendon College with Rev. Chris Downer and Rev. Lance Wood, officiating.

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Patricia “Patsy” Emily Stone

60299_memorialPatsy was born in Tucumcari, NM to Vic and Annie Fajardo on April 29, 1945. She went to school in Clovis. On December 5, 1964 she married Jerry Stone in Clovis, NM. Patsy worked as an IT Tech at Cannon Air Force Base.

She is preceded in death by her father and mother Vic and Annie Fajardo, one sister Frances Moreno, one brother George Fajardo, and 2 nieces Michelle Grimes and Charolette Roberts.

Patsy is survived by her husband Jerry, 3 daughters; Sheila Bailey (Hank Bailey), Vicki Ong (Joe Ong), Kristi Stone (Ernie Garcia) 3 brothers; Jim Fajardo (Nellie), Bob Fajardo (Bobbie), David Fajardo (Gloria), 1 sister Edwina Miller (Scott). Her grandchildren which include Josh Baily (Jonie), Brittany Johnson (Justin), Isaac Bailey, Annie Stone, Jackson Ong and Allie Stone. Her great grandchildren which include Gabriel Bailey, Dyllan, Allen, Daythan, Danyck, Keira and Natalia Johnson, along with numerous nieces, nephews and special people Patsy held dear to her heart.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday June 3, 2015 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with Father Rick of Sacred Heart officiating.

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Joy Mae Lathram Lawson

60335_memorialJoy was born in Hedley, TX to Ethel and Douglas Lathram on December 27, 1933. She went to school in Shamrock, TX. In 2001, Joy graduated from Clovis Community College with an Associates degree. She married Dannie Ernest Laswon on February 22, 1951 in Wheeler, TX. Joy was a homemaker, she also was a housekeeper, and worked in the Flea Market Business.

She is preceded in death by her husband Dannie Lawson, son Ernie Lee Lawson, 3 sisters; Pasty Frost, Betty Briley and Paula Stechebar, brother Doyle Lathram, and grandson Micheal Lee Lawson.

Joy is survived by her children Patricia Cliche, of the home, Ruby Lawson, of Clovis, Tina Lawson, of Clovis, Sam Lawson, of the home, Dan and Peggy Lawson, of Clovis, Millie Lawson, of the home, Trudy Stanley, of the home, brother Curtis Lathram, and sisters Rita-Joe Wojociechowski and Kenneth and Delilah Hester. 15 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandsons.

Memorials may be given to Hospice of Clovis.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday June 4, 2015 at Prince Street Baptist with Tommy Hohstadt officiating. Burial will follow at Pilot Point, TX Community Cemetery.

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Christian Aragon

60343_memorialChristian Aragon, 82, of Clovis NM, passed away on June 1, 2015.

Cremation has taken place, and no services will take place in regards to his wishes.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Estanislado and Antomia Aragon, a brother Rogelio Aragon, and 2 sisters Maria Dominguez and Rita Aragon.

Christian is survived by several nieces and nephews.

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