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Kizer, George W.

George W. Kizer

Services: Have been held.

Mr. George W. Kizer, 98, of Portales, died Friday, Sept. 10, 2004, at his home.

He was born on May 23, 1906, near Hollis, Okla., to Phoebe Annie and John Strauther Kizer.

He married Bernie “Bill” Helmer on April 15, 1933, in Portales. They lived in Oklahoma for about a year before moving to Lingo, where they farmed until the mid-1950s. They then moved to a farm southwest of Portales, where they lived for 14 years. In the mid 1960s, they moved to their present home in Portales, and he worked for another 15 years on a farm for Robert Skinner. He retired in 1977. Family members said he enjoyed playing dominoes and working in his yard.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, W.R. “Willie” and J.B. Kizer; two sisters, Ruby Ann Newberry and Ida Ruth, who died as an infant; and his wife.

Survivors include two brothers, Lee Kizer of Portales and Jim Kizer of Portland, Ore.; two sisters, Lena Judah of Portales and Cora Mae Judah of DeSoto, Texas.

Kenneth Morrison will officiate the services.

Burial will be at Causey Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers are Gene and Curtis Warren, Junior Smith, Mel Turnbow, Sans Skinner and Tom Davis.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

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