Peggy Jo Burton

Peggy Jo Burton, 78, of Clovis, New Mexico passed away on April 4, 2017.

No services will be held at this time.

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Josie Aurora Martinez

Josie was born December 20, 1935 in New Kirk, NM to Paul and Tita (Elevario) Maes. She grew up in Clovis, NM. She married Angel Manuel Martinez, Sr in Herford, TX and together they raised a family of 7 children. Josie enjoyed family gatherings, dancing, and kitchen band. She loved spending time at the American Legion and Senior Citizens. Josie also enjoyed donating to several charities.

Josie is survived by her long-time companion, Esteran Pulga; children; 3 boys Angel Martinez (Sandra), Gabriel (Debbie) Martinez, Ricky (Quintessa) Martinez; 2 daughters; Frances Mendoza and Dolly (Diane) Martinez; 23 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

She is proceeded in death by her husband of 43 years Angel Martinez Sr; 2 daughters; Mary Esther Castillo, Tita Romero; great grandson Christopher Romero; 6 brothers; Morris, Ralph, Joe, Tilo, Max, and Frank Maes; along with 2 sisters; Inez Maes Garcia and Pauline Maes Ayala.

A Rosary will be held 6:00pm, Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Steed Todd Chapel.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30am, Wednesday April 12, 2017, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. With Father Fernando Saenz, Celebrant. A burial will follow at Mission Garden Memories.

Pall Bearers will be Angel Martinez III, Daniel Pena, Gilbert Salinas, Gabriel Martinez, Michael Romero, Albert Hernandez, Phillip Hernandez, and Ruben Sepulbeda.

Honorary Pall Bearers are all of her grandchildren.

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Cary Joe Magness

Cary was born in Clovis, raised in Farewell and lived out his life in Lubbock, Tx. He was survived by his son Ken Magness and daughter, Teresa DeSantis and his sister Phyllis Herington.
Memorial graveside services will be held Friday, April 14th at 10 AM (CDST) at Sunset Terrace Cemetery in Farwell, TX with Pastor Russ Ponder officiating.

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Jerry D. Ellison

Jerry was born in Clovis, New Mexico to Katie and Hubert Ellison on February 19, 1934. He attended school in Bovina. He married Douise McCormick on September 26, 1959 in Bovina.

Jerry enjoyed spending time with family, traveling in his Holiday Rambler, and golfing. He served in the Army in his earlier years. He also enjoyed working, building, and maintaining various projects and properties he owned. Jerry loved to build things and was a professional carpenter and plumber. He worked as a contractor the majority of his life. He worked at and then owned State Electric and Mechanical for 55 years and built many of the properties at Cannon Air Force Base as well as many buildings in Clovis and Farwell. Those who knew him well would tell you he was one of the hardest working people they knew and deeply valued doing the job right the first time, on schedule and within budget.

Jerry is preceded in death by his parents, his son Tim Ellison, and his sister Jimmie Howard.

He is survived by his wife Douise, his daughter Ginger and her husband Lance Towle. He is also survived by his 2 other sisters, Lois Damron, and Lillie Christian.

Visitation will be 3:00pm to 5:00pm Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Steed-Todd Funeral Home in Clovis, New Mexico.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, April 17, 2017 at 12:00 Central Time, at Hamlin Memorial Methodist Church in Farwell Texas. Burial will follow at Bovina Cemetery at 3:00pm.

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George Sparks Milburn

George was born on October 2, 1937 to A. E. and Polly Milburn in Clovis, N.M. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1955. He was employed by First Federal Savings and Loan Assoc. and First Savings Bank for 36 years where he worked as a loan officer. He also worked for Wal-Mart of Clovis for six years and retired in June, 1999.

George was a Christian and accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in 1959 at the age of 22. He was a member of Central Baptist Church of Clovis. He loved his Sunday School class, Charlie’s Angels.
George married Lynda King Baxter on Oct. 4, 1974. At that time, he became an ”instant father” to two little girls, Charlotte and Janie! George loved his little girls, and they instantly loved him! He had the patience of Job, and he would sit with them individually on the back porch to discuss what was going on in their lives. He would also take them (individually) to McDonald’s on Saturday morning just to spend some ”one on one” time with them. This was their ”special” time together. George was a devoted husband and father, and he loved to spend time with his wife, his girls, and later his grandchildren. He and his wife, Lynda, loved to travel, and he especially enjoyed spending time in Ruidoso where they had many friends.

In the year 2004 the Lord brought a very special family into the Milburn family and they became part of the Milburn clan—Vicki, Gary, and Cory Land. They have been such a blessing over the years, and Vicki has become a daughter to George and Lynda and a sister to Charlotte and Janie.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Martha Allen.

George is survived by his wife, Lynda, of the home, his daughters and their husbands, Charlotte and Matthew Stadler and Janie and Kevin Simmons, of Arlington, TX, and Vicki Milburn Land and Gary Land, of Albuquerque, NM and his grandchildren Nathan Stadler, Austin and Claire Simmons, and Cory Land, his niece, Ann Jordan of Ruidoso, NM, and his nephew, Steven Foster, of Colorado Springs, CO.

Members of Charlie’s Angels Sunday School class will be Honorary Pallbearers.

The Celebration of Life Service will be held at Central Baptist Church on Monday, April 17th at 1:00 p.m. with Worship Pastor Damon Pearce officiating. The family will be in the foyer of the church after the service for visitation.

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Edna Pyle

Edna Fern Duncan was born November 17, 1937 in St. Louis, MO to Homer Athlen and Hattie Pearl (Hogan) Duncan.

Edna was raised in the St. Louis area and graduated from Central High School in 1957. On September, the 3rd, 1960 she married Glendon Pyle in St Louis. They moved to Dalhart in July of 1980. Edna was an active member of the Church of The Nazarene. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Edna enjoyed family, doll collecting, crocheting and scrap booking.

Survivors include her husband Glendon Pyle of Dalhart, TX, 2 Sons: Glenn and his wife Dede Pyle of Dalhart, TX and Mark and his wife Molly Pyle of Isles of Capri, FL 1 daughter: Sandra and her husband Jeff Lunsford of Dalhart, TX as well as 3 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren and a brother: Homer & his wife Betty Duncan of Millstadt, Ill

She is preceded in death by her parents, 1 brother.

Funeral Services were held at 10:00 am on Friday, April 14, 2017 at the Church of The Nazarene, Dalhart, TX with Pastor Rick Calvert officiating. Burial did follow in Memorial Park Cemetery – Horizon Funeral Home, Dalhart, TX

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Eusebia Balderas

Eusebia Balderas was born on October 29, 1929 in Maxwell, Texas to Fernando and Julia (Garcia) Vasquez. She married Feliciano Balderas in May of 1955 in Brownfield. She has been a resident of Dimmitt since 1960 and worked in the cafeteria for the Dimmitt Independent School District for 24 years. Eusebia visited the elderly in the nursing home and the ones that were home bound. She sang in her husband’s choir, volunteered with the DISD and was a member of the Castro County Extension. Eusebia was a member for 57 years at the Immaculate Conception of Mary Catholic Church and she participated in every and any activity within the church while being very dedicated to the Virgin of Guadalupe. She prayed the rosary daily and also prayed for the priest of her congregation and surrounding area. She was a Cursillista, a Servidores de Cristo, a Eucharistic Minister, a member of the Guadalupanas, a member of the Legion of Mary; she was involved with her prayer group at church and a Lector of the church. She loved cooking, sewing, working in the garden with her roses, reading her bible and watching and feeding the birds. Eusebia picked cotton in her younger years and loved competing on who could pick the most and she always came out the winner, picking 1000lbs of cotton a day. But most importantly after being so involved within her church and the community she always loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Eusebia is survived by her husband, Feliciano Balderas of Dimmitt, 5 children, Elsa Nevarez and husband Joe of Amarillo, George Ulloa and wife Sylvia of Buda, Felix Balderas and wife Susy of Amarillo, RoseAnn Gonzalez and husband Rafael of Amarillo, and Diane Snitker and husband Glen of Dimmitt, 2 brothers, Catarino Vasquez of Houston, Pancho Vasquez of Lockhart, 2 sisters Julia Mendez and Herminia Perez and husband Raul both of Lockhart, 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sons, Rudy Ulloa and Henry Ulloa and 7 brothers and sisters.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, April 17, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. in the Immaculate Conception of Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Ken Keller, Monsignor Arturo Meza, and Rev. Raj Arockia as celebrants. Graveside service will be in Assumption Chapel Mausoleum and Cemetery at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday in Austin, Texas. Rosary will be recited on Sunday evening at 6:00 P.M. with Vigil service to follow at the church. Arrangements are being handled by Colonial Funeral Home of Dimmitt. The family will be gathering at 715 W. Stinson, Dimmitt, Texas.

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Marshall Monroe “Corky” Langford

Corky was born February 10, 1926 in Chico, Texas to John Albert and Lottie Cole Langford. He served in the United States Navy from 1944-1949. He married Daisy Hatch on June 8, 1951 in Plainview, Texas. Corky has been a resident of Dimmitt since 1954. He had a varied career as a farmer, rancher, business owner and trucker-the last of which he enjoyed well into his 80’s. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Dimmitt. He was a 32nd degree Mason. He enjoyed travelling, high school basketball and was an avid Texas Rangers baseball fan, but most of all he loved his family.

Corky is survived by 4 sons, Gary Langford and wife Linda of Mt. Pleasant, TX, Larry Langford of Wichita, KS, Paul Langford and wife Cindy of Marshall, MI, and Karl Langford and wife Liz of Lubbock, TX, 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Daisy Langford, his parents, 2 brothers, Karl Langford and Johnny Langford, 2 sisters, Abi Hampton and Marguerite Caldwell.

Graveside service will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Dimmitt with a memorial service to follow at 11:00 A.M. in the First United Methodist Church with Coby Gilbreath and Rev. T.C. Broom officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Colonial Funeral Home of Dimmitt. The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 5:00PM to 7:00PM at the funeral home.

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Ricardo ”Rick” Garza

Rick was born on March 23, 1976 in Dumas TX. He grew up in Stratford and graduated from Stratford High School in 1994. He worked at TXDOT for a period of time and later worked for Brock Services in Borger. He was a member of St Joseph’s Catholic Church and loved to dance in his younger years.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, father Eloy Garza and brother Jerry Garza.

He is survived by a son: Kobi Garza of Stratford; mothers: Julieta Garza of Stratford and Sara Garza of Dumas; siblings: Maria Moreno of Stratford, Eloy Garza and wife Marina of Dumas, Johnny Garza and wife Sylvia of Stratford, Irma Spurlock and husband Dru of Stratford, Lupe Garza of Dalhart, Tina Garza and husband Richard Garcia of Dumas, Tino Garza and wife Janet of Stratford, Francis Tenorio and husband Don Drake Green of Amarillo and John Tenorio of Dumas; aunt Janie Rowley of Stratford; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12 o’clock in the afternoon on Monday, April 17, 2017 at St Joseph’s Catholic Church with Father Cesar Gomez as celebrant. Interment will follow in Stratford Cemetery under the direction of Morrison Funeral Directors.

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Timmy Sandoval

Timmy was born March 27, 1959, in Amarillo, Texas. Timmy attended schools in Amarillo and Hereford. He was a veteran and served proudly in the U.S. Navy from 1979 to 1983.

Survivors include his mother Mary Kaye Sandoval and her life partner, Weldon Knabe; stepfather, Andy Sandoval; 1 brother, Jim Sandoval and wife Lorraine; 2 sisters, Kim Hamby and Angie Andrade; 4 nephews Chad Sandoval, Skylar Hamby, Jessie Andade, Anthony Andrade; 2 nieces Kara Moore and Maranda Umsted; 2 great nieces, Faith and Avery; 4 great nephews, BT, Andrew, Evan and Austin; 4 cousins, Gloria, Larry, Andy and Jody. Timmy loved all dearly.

No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation services are under the direction of Hereford Heritage Funeral Home, 411 E. 6th St.

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