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January 14, 2021

Ruben Alfaro Sr.

Ruben Alfaro Sr., 51, of Clovis NM passed away on Thursday December 31, 2020 at UMC in Lubbock TX. A visitation was held on Friday, January 8, 2021 from 1:00PM to 5:00PM. A funeral service was at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at The Chapel, 1500 N. Thornton. A private burial was held in Friona, TX.

Ruben was born on May 5, 1969 in Sinaloa, Mexico to Ponciano Alfaro and Maria Ellena (Rodriguez) Alfaro. They moved to Friona and he graduated from high school in 1988. He married Angie (Ortegon) Alfaro on February 14, 1999 in Clovis. Ruben worked for the city of Clovis as the assistant Superintendent for waste water department for the past 18 years.

Ruben is survived by his wife; Angie Alfaro and two children they raised together; Ruben Alfaro Jr. and Julissa of Clovis, his daughters; Brooke (David) Salinas of Canyon, TX, Denise (Alex) Perales of Amarillo, TX, his step-children; Damin James of Clovis, Nieves (Justin) Davis of Portales, and Britney (Austin) Huggins of Florida, twenty cherished grandchildren; Diego, Ashton, Azalee, Audra, Caleb, Taylor, Brayden, Genesis, Cali Rey, Wyatt, James, Julian, Sophia, and Ella. He also leaves behind his father; Ponciano, sisters; Gracie (Robert) Chavez and Doraly (Rey) Lawas, and many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Ruben was a man known for his tremendous work ethic and contagious smile. He was a family man and loved playing with his grandchildren. He was always ready and willing to lend a helping hand, and never met a stranger. He enjoyed watching the 49ers, grilling, traveling, boating, and aspired to retire and spend time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. He will be greatly missed and left an impact on many lives.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Muffley Funeral Home, (575)762-4435, www.muffleyfuneralhome.com

Dean McCallum

Dean McCallum, 91 of Bovina passed away January 12, 2021 in Bovina. Viewing will be held from 9:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, January 14, 2021 in the Ron Smiley Memorial Chapel of HANSARD FAMILY with Private Family Only Graveside Services scheduled for 2:00 P.M. Friday, January 15, 2021 at the Plainview Memorial Park in Plainview with Rev. Larry Mitchell, officiating. Burial following by HANSARD FAMILY Funeral Home of Friona.
Dean was born November 25, 1929 in Childress, Texas to Cletus Fariel and Ruth Hullum McCallum. He later married Arlene Turner October 9, 1953 in Clovis.
Dean is a former insurance and real estate agent, financial planner and farmer and rancher. He was very active in the Bovina community. He is a past member of the Bovina Independent School District Board of Directors, Soil Conservation District, Bovina Lions Club, Bovina Jaycees. He was instrumental in building the Bovina baseball field, was a charter member of the Bovina Chamber of Commerce, and was awarded the Bovina Chamber Heritage Award in 2015.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and 1 granddaughter Kelli Mitchell.
Those to carry on his legacy includes his wife Arlene of Bovina, 2 sons-Mike McCallum, and Larry Mitchell and wife Donna, all of Bovina, 1 daughter-Nancy Cruz and husband Cass of La Veta, Colorado, 5 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to the Bovina United Benevolence Fund P.O. Box 127 Bovina, Texas 79009
You may send condolences to the family and sign the online greeting book at: www.hansardfamily.com

Hal Ratcliff

Hal Ratcliff, 78 of Canyon, formerly of Friona passed away January 6, 2021 in Amarillo. Viewing was held from 9:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. Friday, January 8, 2021 in the Ron Smiley Memorial Chapel of HANSARD FAMILY with Celebration of Life Services set for 2:00 P.M. Saturday, January 9, 2021 at the Friona United Methodist Church in Friona with Rev. Archie Echols of Lubbock and Rev. Rick Enns of Canyon, officiating. Burial following in the Friona Cemetery by HANSARD FAMILY Funeral Home of Friona.
Hal was born December 18, 1942 in Rotan, Texas to Arthur Glenn and Koma Hyatt Ratcliff. He later married Charlotte Ann Bock August 25, 1961 in Dimmitt.
Hal was a coach at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, taught and coached in Lubbock and was a school administrator at Levelland, Hartley, and Friona.
Outside of his life as an educator, Hal loved to travel with his family including following children and grandchildren sporting events. He served on several state education, community, and church boards as well as teaching Sunday School.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Those to carry on his legacy include his wife Charlotte of Canyon, 2 daughters-Sheri Beth Gervais and husband John of Bellville, and Ronda Marie Norman and husband Darby of Canyon, 1 brother-Jim Ratcliff and wife Marion of Georgetown, 2 sisters-in-law- Janiece Baxter of Arvada, CO., and Judy Green of Amarillo, grandchildren-Sarah Ross and husband Andrew, Amy Beth Poole and husband Zachary, Joshua Garrett Gervais, Faith Norman and Drew Norman, great-grandchildren-Willow Mae Poole and Adeline Grace Poole.
In lieu of flowers you may send memorials to the Hal Ratcliff Memorial Scholarship Fund Friona Interbank 1105 N. Cleveland Friona, Texas 79035 or call 806-250-5000.
You may send condolences to the family and sign the online guest book at: www.hansardfamily.com