L.C. Gonser, age 56 of Clovis, NM passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at his home in Clovis, NM
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He was born in Melrose, NM to Garnet Leigh (Downey) and Leo Clayton Gonser. He was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 1974. L. C. married Karen Wadette Kerby on June 2, 1979, in Melrose, NM. He farmed in the surrounding area and was a seed salesman for Hoegemeyer Seed Company. L. C. never met a stranger in his life. He was a great husband, father, and loving family man and was always an encouraging and inspiring person, even through his illness. He had a strong faith and his walk with God was inspiring. L. C. was a member that attended and loved his churches: Victory Family Worship Center in Friona, TX and Living Stones Community Church of the Nazarene in Clovis, NM.
L. C. is survived by his wife, Karen Gonser of the home; two daughters: Leanna (Mike) Summers of Whiteman AFB, Missouri and Brittany Gonser of Clovis, NM; one son: Ty (Gina) Gonser of Clovis, NM; three sisters: Doris (Jim) Bolton of Clovis, NM, Devra (Don) Tibbets of Jal, NM and Donis (Tommy) Bouldin of Portales, NM; eight grandchildren: Emmrey, Wyatt, Samantha, Shawn, Micah, Jadyn, Kyle, and Brooke; his mother-in-law: Cleo McFall of Melrose, NM; two sisters-in-law: Donna (Tom) Avritt of Portales, NM and Myra (Jim) Pancrazio of Edgewood, NM; two brothers-in-law: Bill Kerby of Clovis, NM and Robert (Amy) Kerby of Friona, TX and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
He is preceded in death by both parents: Leo Clayton Gonser and Garnet Leigh (Downey) Gonser and one sister: Dixie L. Gonser.
Services are at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 21, 2013, in the Melrose High School Gym, 100 Missouri Avenue in Melrose, NM with Steve Friskup officiating and Robert Kerby assisting. Casket Bearers are Doug Antwiler, Paul Grider, Gene Schueler, Loren Martin, Mike O'Hare and Pat Duffy. Honorary Casket Bearers are all of L.C.'s grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Memorial Contributions can be made to the
, 3511 10th Street, Lubbock, TX 79415.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Steed-Todd Funeral Home and Crematory, 800 E Manana Blvd., Clovis, NM (575) 763-5541. You may also sign the online guest registry at www.steedtodd.com .
Steed-Todd Funeral Home
800 E. Manana Blvd Clovis, NM 88101
Published in the Clovis News Journal on June 20, 2013