Services: Have been held.
Helena Mahaffey, 73, of Portales died Monday, March 15, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis.
She was born on June 17, 1930, in Portales to Della and Robert Mahaffey.
She grew up in Portales and attended Portales public schools. She graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with a degree in education. She spent her working career in the public school system as a teacher and librarian. Family members said she will be remembered as one who cared about people and enjoyed helping others.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include cousins Della Bennett of Urich, Mo., Sue Talley of Rogers, Ark., Don L. Howard of Clovis and Fran Wagner of Roswell; and three aunts, Juanita Mahaffey of Carlsbad, Zyl Mahaffey of Artesia and Gerry Mahaffey of Carlsbad.
Leroy Thomas will officiate the services.
Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.