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Obituaries, July 1


Mrs. Imogene Grider, 76, of Clovis, a telephone operator, died Saturday, June 28, 2003, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis.

She was born on July 20, 1926, in Reed, Okla.

She graduated from Floyd High School in 1943 and then married Glen Grider on Nov. 18, 1943. They moved to Sierra County in March of 1946 to establish a farm on the Animas Creek. They moved to Truth or Consequences until 1998. She was of the Baptist faith. Family members said she enjoyed quilting.

She was preceded in death by her father, Eldon F. Boyd; her husband; and a son, James E. Grider.

She is survived by her mother, Harvie Saxton of Portales; two sisters, Geraldine Burch (and husband, Leroy) and Lavern Russell (and husband, Jim), all of Portales; a daughter, Donna Zortman (and husband, Dave) of Bluewater; a son, Gary Grider (and wife, Sharon) of Clovis; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services have been held. Burial was at Vista Memory Gardens in Truth or Consequences.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, N. Canton, Ohio 44720.

Arrangements are by Muffley Funeral Home of Clovis.

Mae Heflin, 80, of Portales, died Sunday, June 29, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales.

Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

Obituary Policy

The Portales News-Tribune does not charge to publish obituaries. Space constraints and deadlines may limit what is published. Information for obituaries must come from funeral homes.


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