Obituaries

Fred Trujillo
B: 1940-03-16
D: 2018-05-17
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Trujillo, Fred
Stanley Harrison
B: 1949-08-29
D: 2018-05-16
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Harrison, Stanley
Eva Holleyman
B: 1922-08-23
D: 2018-05-10
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Holleyman, Eva
Betty Burleson
B: 1927-07-11
D: 2018-05-09
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Burleson, Betty
Ludell Heflin
B: 1955-09-16
D: 2018-05-09
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Heflin, Ludell
Ember Ontiveros
B: 2018-05-08
D: 2018-05-08
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Ontiveros, Ember
George Faver
B: 1941-07-16
D: 2018-05-06
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Faver, George
Ignacio Garcia
B: 1962-11-21
D: 2018-05-03
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Garcia, Ignacio
Paul Golightly
B: 1954-04-03
D: 2018-04-30
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Golightly, Paul
Dylan McKay
B: 1994-02-20
D: 2018-04-27
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McKay, Dylan
Wesley Bales
B: 1938-09-18
D: 2018-04-20
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Bales, Wesley
Bertie Wallace
B: 1922-12-11
D: 2018-04-15
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Wallace, Bertie
Charles Buzard
B: 1938-07-25
D: 2018-04-07
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Buzard, Charles
Daniel Saiz
B: 1974-02-06
D: 2018-04-02
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Saiz, Daniel
Louise McGee
B: 1946-09-09
D: 2018-04-01
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McGee, Louise
Lillian Geen
B: 1925-08-11
D: 2018-03-27
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Geen, Lillian
Dave Collins
B: 1933-12-12
D: 2018-03-25
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Collins, Dave
Maria Ramos
B: 1955-10-15
D: 2018-03-25
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Ramos, Maria
Frank Lopez
B: 1964-01-10
D: 2018-03-24
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Lopez, Frank
Miguel Arellano
B: 1956-10-20
D: 2018-03-22
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Arellano, Miguel
Josephine Soto
B: 1938-06-14
D: 2018-03-22
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Soto, Josephine

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P O Box 116
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Deborah Reeves, Funeral Assistant
Email: debbie@wheelermortuary.net
Office Phone: (575) 356-4455
Fax: (575) 356-2646

Debbie has been a member of our staff since shortly after her marriage to Scott Reeves in 1975.  Through the years, she has assisted in almost every aspect of the firm.  During the rebuilding process, she was instrumental in the coordination between the architectural firm in Dallas and the ongoing building process.  A native of Portales, she is well known in the community, and known for her compassionate and caring ways.

Betty Wiggs, Executive Assistant and Receptionist
Email: betty@wheelermortuary.net
Office Phone: (575) 356-4455
Fax: (575) 356-2646

Betty is a native of Roosevelt County, and has been with our firm since 1990.  In that time she has proven herself to be an asset to many families through the knowledge she has acquired in filing insurance claims, and working with government agencies.  We are grateful for her longtime service to the community.

Larry Cantwell, Funeral Assistant
Office Phone: (575) 356-4455
Fax: (575) 356-2646

Larry Cantwell is a native of Clovis, but has made his home in Portales for more than 30 years.  During much of that time he was a associated with the Portales Public Schools, where he served as an elementary school principal for many years.  Mr. Cantwell has been associated with our firm as a part time assistant since 2002.  His knowledge of the community makes him a great asset to our service.

Sharon King, Evening Receptionist
Office Phone: 575-356-4455
Fax: (575) 356-2646

Sharon joined our staff in the summer of 2011 as an evening receptionist.  A Roosevelt County native, and her position as Mayor of Portales, provide her with a wide knowledge base of the community, and our residents.  Her ready smile, and warm ways make her an asset to our firm.

Sharon White, Evening Receptionist
Office Phone: 575-356-4455
Fax: (575) 356-2646

Sharon joined our staff in 2010, and has served as an evening receptionist since that time.  She is well known in the community, and her ready smile and warm charm make her an asset to our firm.