The Eastern New Mexico News - Serving Clovis, Portales and the Surrounding Communities

By Betty Williamson
Local columnist 

Ag teacher 'Ma Cone' remembered for life of service


Last updated 9/1/2020 at 4:02pm

Courtesy photo: Cone family

Volunteer coach Joyce "Ma Cone" Cone with the 1983-84 Portales High School FFA Wildlife team. Top row: Shawnette Jones and Aundra Evans Fraze; bottom row: Don Morgan, Cone, Andy Schaap.

For at least two decades worth of students who were in the Future Farmers of America program in the 1980s and 1990s at Portales High School, a small but feisty woman they called "Ma Cone" was their secret to success.

Her real name was Joyce Cone....

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