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March 1 Obituaries


Susanna Jilek, infant

Services: 10 a.m Wednesday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales.

Susanna Hope Jilek, 4 1/2 months, of Albuquerque died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at her home.

She was born on Oct. 12, 2004, in Albuquerque, to Evie Marie Sullivan and Brook Anton Jilek.

Survivors include her parents; grandparents, Cathy and Tom Sullivan, and Kay and Hal Jilek, all of Portales; great-grandparents, Lola and Hubert Hutchins and Virginia and Al Schmuck, all of Portales, and Dorothy Sullivan of Clovis; aunts and uncles, Kirk and Pride Zivkovich of Las Cruces, Ginger and Justin Light of Petersburg, Texas, Cory Jilek of Lubbock, Catherine Sullivan of Las Cruces, Mary Ann Sullivan, Thomas Sullivan, William Sullivan, and J.P. Sullivan, all of Portales; and two cousins, Chaney and Sloane Light.

Father Carlos Chavez will officiate the services.

Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Cory Jilek and Thomas Sullivan.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

Ruth Fenton, 82

Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Portales Cemetery.

Ruth Fenton, 82, of Portales, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis.

She was born on Dec. 9, 1922, on a ranch at Lakewood, between Artesia and Carlsbad to Della Elizabeth Floyd and William Jefferson Gushwa.

She married Oliver Gibson Fenton on Dec. 11, 1947. She was a member of Third and Kilgore Church of Christ. She was a member of the South Star Club, East Valley View Club, and Homemaker’s Club. Family members said she won many ribbons at the County Fair for her canning, baking and crafts and she took a great interest in politics, and worked at the polls for every election until her 80th birthday.

She was preceded in death by her husband; and parents; two brothers, George and John Gushwa; and a sister, Della Fay Rowland.

Survivors include a brother, Charles R. Gushwa of Lubbock; six nieces and four nephews, Judy Singleterry of Hobbs, Jerry Gushwa of Mineola, Texas, Wanda Hunt of Sterling, Va., Roy Gushwa of Mineola, Texas, Linda Rockwell of Fredericksburg, Va., Larry Gushwa of Arlington, Texas, Martha Fotopulos of Portales, Betty Dale of Denver, Colo. Radene Fuller of Lubbock, and Curtis Wright of El Paso, Texas.

David Bennett and Scott Reeves will officiate the services.

Burial will be at Portales Cemetary.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.


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