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Sept. 30 Obituaries

Dorothy Zahn, 72

Dorothy Zahn, 72, of Portales, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales.

She was born on April 11, 1932, in Causey, to Lillie Mae and William A. Chambers.

She attended a small country school in Chaves and in Roswell before the family moved to Portales in the early 1940s. She married Richard Zahn on Jan. 30, 1949. Family members said she helped sack peanuts in the snow one January, was an avid dancer, and loved fishing. They also said she sponsored every band trip or skating competition when her daughters were in school. She was a past president and member of the Eagles Auxiliary 3245 in Clovis and she traveled to the national convention for her chapter. She was a member of the Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Gene and Curtis Chambers; a sister, Margaret Mills; and a daughter, Connie Zahn.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Craig Zahn (and wife, Sue) of Newark, N.Y.; a daughter, Debbie Welch (Jim) of Portales; three grandchildren, Linda Payne (Guy) of Animas, Misty Zahn of Hobbs and Sacha Pogue (John) of Baker City, Ore.; and five great-grandchildren, Talon and Bricie Payne, Tehana and Kay-Lee and Tristian Pogue.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Scott P. Reeves will officiate the services.

A memorial ritual by the Eagles Ladies’ Auxiliary of Clovis will follow.

Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Bill and John Welch, Joe Buckley, Derrel Stroud, Fred Pergeson and Don Doak.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.