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Harvey G. "Bud" Dehtan


1924 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Harvey G. "Bud" Dehtan Obituary
Memorial services for Harvey G. "Bud" Dehtan, 89 of Portales, will be at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday August 27, 2014, at the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Portales with Rev. Wesley McAfee officiating.
Bud was born on September 4, 1924, in Duncan, Oklahoma to the home of Harvey G. Sr. and Jessie J. (Weaver) Dehtan and went to be with the Lord on August 23, 2014, at his home in Portales. He attended school and graduated in Conroe, Texas and played football while in high school. After graduating he went to work in the shipyards in Houston. In 1944 he joined the US Navy and served as a Motor Machinist's Mate Third Class on the USS Gilmore. Upon release from the Navy he went to work with his Dad in a restaurant in Beaumont, Texas till 1949 at which time he moved to Portales. He worked in roofing and also worked for the R.B. Lumber Co. until he went to work for Eastern New Mexico University in maintenance until his retirement in 1987. Bud married Sue Waide in 1965 here in Portales. He loved fishing, working in the yard and really loved playing Domino's.
Bud is preceded in death by his parents, son, granddaughter and his brother. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sue Dehtan, his daughters, June Shipp of Portales, Barbara Parker-Lengefeld and husband Eric of Aurora, Colorado, Melony Alford of Copperas Cove, Texas and Stacy Gossett and husband Bruce of Portales, and his mother-in-law, Geraldine Waide, 10 grandchildren, William Poff, Gary Squires, Valarie Nippert, Shannon Westerrman, Paula Shipp, Vanessa Thompson, Tanya Bechthold, Latisha Bollema, Karoline Battles and Grider Gossett. Also surviving Bud are 13 great grandchildren
Arrangements are under the direction of Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Condolences can be made at www.wheelermortuary.net
Published in the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune on Aug. 26, 2014
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