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Aug. 1 Obituaries

Flora Trujillo

Flora Trujillo, 70, of Clovis, died Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at University Medical Center in Lubbock.

She was born on Dec. 20, 1933, in Mosquero, to Juan and Sophia Gonzalez Sanchez.

She married Clyde Trujillo on March 18, 1953, in Tucumcari. Family members said she was a housewife, a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and loved making blankets.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Lawrence Trujillo; a nephew, Louis Sanchez; a sister, Theresa Hernandez; and two brothers, Trini Sanchez and Tony Sanchez.

Survivors include three sons, Ben, Emilio and Michael Trujillo, all of Clovis; four daughters, Carolina Montoya and Cleo Alaniz, both of Clovis, Joanne Galvan of Dumas, Texas, and Frances Herrera of Nucla, Colo.; two sisters, Domicinda Baca of Clovis and Sophia Roybal of Portales; a brother, Leroy Sanchez of San Pedro, Calif.; 21 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

A rosary is scheduled for 7 tonight at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Clovis.

Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Clovis. Father Carlos Chavez will officiate the services.

Burial will be at Mission Garden of Memories in Clovis.

Pallbearers are Lawrence and Matthew Trujillo, Edward Herrera, John Ortiz, Carlos Miranda and Manuel Montoya.

Honorary pallbearers are Juan Gallegos, Louisa Rodriguez, Donna Martinez, Nicki and Johnny Sanchez and Joe Trujillo.

Arrangements are by Muffley Funeral Home of Clovis.

Lillian Gore, 89

Lillian Marie Gore, 89, of Pocatello, Idaho, died Tuesday evening, July 27, 2004, at her niece’s residence in Pocatello.

She was born March 21, 1915, in Elida to Edith and Ted Wilmes.

Lillian was the oldest of five children, whose parents homesteaded in Elida. She grew up near Elida attending the Kentucky Valley School and Elida High School, from which she graduated. She married her high school sweetheart, Herschel Gore, on April 21, 1936. She was a member of St. Helen Catholic Church, where she both worked and served as a volunteer leader her entire life. At the time of her death, and the five months preceding, she was surrounded by family who loved her dearly.

She is preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Helen Nethery; two brothers, Rex and Harold Wilmes; and by her husband.

Survivors include a sister, Marjorie Simich of Napa, Calif.; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews, who loved her as a mother and grandmother; as well as a “family” of dear friends who looked after her and enriched her life.

A rosary is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at St. Helen Catholic Church.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Helen Catholic Church. Father Anthony Martinez will officiate the services.

Burial will take place at Portales Cemetery.

Pallbearers are her nephews.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

Funerals Monday

Calvin D. Griffin, Jr. — 2 p.m. Monday at Faith Christian Family Church in Clovis.

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