December 3, 2003
Services: Have been held.
Helen Joyce Crownover, 79, of Fort Sumner, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis.
She was born on July 20, 1924, in Fort Sumner to Walter and Stella O’Neal Wright.
She was raised and attended schools in Fort Sumner. She married E. J. Crownover on Oct. 12, 1940, in Santa Rosa. They made their home in the Fort Sumner valley. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Fort Sumner since 1953. She was a loving wife, mother, grannie, great-grannie and a friend. She spent many years caring for sick and elderly friends and family members in the community.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Charles Wright; two sisters-in-law, Nancy Wright and Pauline Wright.
Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Jo Ann Schumaker (and husband, Ron) of Surprise, Ariz. and Judy Hinde (Tom) of Estancia; two sons, Alan Crownover (Dee) of Estancia and Russell Crownover (Nancy) of Fort Sumner; a brother, Denny Wright of Roswell; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren along with several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
The Rev. Jim Peabody will officiate the services.
Pallbearers will be Bruce Dickerman, Paul and David Husler, Eric Crownover, John Olivarez, Jake Gallegos, Tim, Stan and Steve Hall, Lawrence Borrego, Bill Verkest, Terry Schumaker and Jay Adkins.
Visitation is scheduled from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday at Chavez Funeral Home in Fort Sumner.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fort Sumner Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 180, Fort Sumner, NM 88119. Arrangements are by Chavez Funeral Home of Fort Sumner.