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Gras, Adelene


Adelene Gras

Services: Have been held.

Mrs. Adelene Gras, 81, of Portales, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2003, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis.

She was born on Oct. 30, 1921, in Yorktown, Texas, to Marie and Emil B. Storch.

She married Herman F. Gras on June 23, 1942, in Yorktown, Texas. They moved to a farm near Portales in 1949. She helped operate the farm. She was employed at the Breshears Peanut Mill and at the Portales High School Cafeteria. She later was a representative for Avon and Mary Kay Cosmetics. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Clovis. Family members said she enjoyed playing Canasta, doing yard work and keeping a pretty flower and rose garden. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Henry, Benny, Alfred, Willie and Edmond Storch; two sisters, Anna Esch and Marlene Storch; and her husband.

She is survived by two sons, Herman Gras of Portales and Bobby Gras of Levelland, Texas; a daughter, Mary LeClear of Clovis; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Emil Storch of Levelland, Texas, and Melvin Storch of Portales; and two sisters, Hilda Smith of Portales and Helen Eastman of Levelland, Texas.

The Rev. Tom Wilson will officiate the services.

Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ricky, Eugene “Junior,” Randy and Brian LeClear, Dan Kennedy and Randal Burnett.

Honorary pallbearers will be Melvin and Emil Storch and Butch Lea and all the remaining family members.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.


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