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Looper, Loretta

Loretta Looper

Services: Have been held.

Mrs. Loretta Looper, 56, of Portales, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003, at her home.

She was born on Sept. 15, 1946, in Tucumcari, to Mary and Sam W. Beck.

She grew up in Tucumcari. She moved to Belen in 1964 and was a 1966 graduate of Belen High School. She married John Looper on July 17, 1965, in Belen. The couple made their home in Belen until 1972 when they moved to Portales. In 1989, she established the Portales Massage Clinic, which she operated until retiring in 1999. She was a member of the New Testament Baptist Church. Family members said she enjoyed being outdoors, bowling and spending time loving her family and grandchildren. She was a member of the Women’s international Bowling Association.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Carroll, Royce and Gayle Beck, as well as by her parents.

She is survived by her husband; three daughters, Shawna McGill (and husband, Dent) and Frances Moore (Michael), all of Portales and Johnanna Preston (Todd) of Clovis; four grandchildren, Joshua and Shalea Moore and John-Hayden and Haylee McGill; six sisters, Geraldine Cherry of Farmington, Charlotte Wilson of Amarillo, Maxine Wilson of Bardwell, Ky., Geneva Barrett of Alma, Mich., Nadine Angel and Dyan Beck, both of Tucumcari; three brothers, Darryle Beck of Prescott, Ariz., Charlie Beck of Andrews, Texas, and Ross Beck of Texas;

The Rev. James Fogg will officiate the services.

Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Dent and John-Hayden McGill, Todd Preston, Michael and Joshua Moore and Ralph Bergsieker.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.