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Aug. 25 Obituaries


August 24, 2004

Myron O. Been, 86

Mr. Myron O. “Bill” Been, 86, died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis.

He was born on Dec. 1, 1917, in St. Louis, to Millie and Clarence R. Been.

He married Helen Neidert on Nov. 9, 1938, in Perryville, Mo. They moved to Clovis in 1942. He was employed at the Santa Fe Railroad for 38 years where he was a brakeman and a conductor. He retired in 1980 and moved to a small farm in Portales where he raised cattle for several years. He was a member of the Christian Church in Clovis and the Central Christian Church in Portales, where he was a deacon. He was also a Scottish Rite Mason in the Las Cruces body and a member of Clovis Masonic Lodge No. 40.

Family members said his hobbies included coin collecting, hunting, fishing and watching horse races.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; a sister; and a great-grandchild.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Myron Kenneth Been (and wife, Joanna) of Seguin, Texas; four daughters, Joann Holder (Bennie) of Clovis, Carrol Jones (Terry) of Hobbs, Sharon LeMier (James J.) of Portales, and Barbara Fisher (Donald) of Evans, Ga.; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Central Christian Church in Portales. Allen Conner will officiate the services.

Burial will be at Lawn Haven Cemetery in Clovis.

Pallbearers are Robert Holder, Terry Jones Jr., Myron LeMier, Joseph LeMier, Steven Hatch and Stephen Tietz will serve as pallbearers.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

M. Wayne Womack, 53

M. Wayne Womack, 53, of Lubbock, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, in Lubbock.

He was born on July 25, 1951, in Lubbock, to Malcolm and Dorothy Womack.

He married Betty Deen on Aug. 8, 1981, in Portales. He served as deacon at Southcrest Baptist Church and was a member of the Lubbock Executive Club, Texas Longhorn Breeder’s Association, the Printers Imaging Association of Texas, the South Plains Lions Club, and was a director of the Cowboy Symposium. He is a 1970 graduate of Lubbock High and a 1972 graduate of South Plains College. He was the owner of Pioneer Printing that merged with Midtown Printing in 2001.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Kevin Edward Womack and Dennis Wayne Womack; a daughter, Janet Rene Womack; his parents, all of Lubbock; a sister, Miriam Pearce (and husband, Dan) of Sublette, Kan.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Southcrest Baptist Church in Lubbock. Associate pastor Jerry Wilson and pastor Dan Pearce of Sublette, Kan., officiated the services.

Burial was at Resthaven Memorial Park in Lubbock.

Arrangements were by Resthaven Funeral Home.


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