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Navarro, Minnie E.

Minnie E. Navarro

Services: Have been held.

Ms. Minnie E. Navarro, 70, of Portales, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales.

She was born on Jan. 30, 1934, near Lake Arthur, to Minnie and Daniel A. Calhoun.

She graduated from Roswell High School in 1952. She moved to Portales in the late 1960s. In August of 1976 she started working for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as a secretary. Then in May of 1980, she worked as a student records clerk at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She retired in June after 38 years. During that time, she completed an associate’s degree in secretarial sciences in 1979 and a bachelor’s degree in 1985. She was initiated into Phi Kappa Phi on April 12, 1983. The outstanding Support Employee Award was presented to her several years ago, and the Spirit of Eastern award was given in 1997. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Don and Doug Calhoun; and a sister, Lucille Vanderford.

Survivors include a daughter, Alice Navarro, who lives near Denver; a sister, Betty Ashcraft of Albuquerque; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to a scholarship fund being established in her name, in care of Friends of Eastern, ENMU, Portales 88130.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.