Cloreta Hawk of Clovis, NM died on November 21, 2013, at MD Anderson in Houston, Texas. She was born on September 28, 1938, in Fort Sumner, New Mexico to J.D. and Ada Mae Fox.
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Cloreta was raised in Fort Sumner and graduated from Fort Sumner High School in 1957. She attended and graduated from ENMU with a Bachelor's in 1972 and received her Master's degree from ENMU in 1976. Cloreta married Weldon Hawk on May 31, 1977, in Fort Sumner, NM. She taught school for 30 years at Farwell and Clovis and retired in 2003 from Clovis Schools. She then substitute taught until her illness last year. Cloreta was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Red Hat Society, and the BPOE Doe's. She attended and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. She enjoyed to gamble and loved horse races. She also loved spending time with her grandchildren. She loved making crafts for others and liked to go fishing.
She is preceded in death by her parents, a brother Owen Fox, and a niece Jimmie Dee Fox.
Survivors include her husband, Weldon Hawk of the home, a son Eddie (Christie) Douglass of Amarillo, TX, a daughter D'Aun (Jim) Thorne of Phoenix, AZ, a son Olen (LaTonne) Douglass of Coahoma, TX, two step-son's Benny Hawk of Levelland, TX and Gary Hawk of Cincinnati, OH, a step-daughter Carol (Herb) Edwards of Amarillo, TX, a brother Jimmy Fox of Fort Sumner, NM, a sister Maurcenia (Gary) Cross of Fort Sumner, NM, twelve grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.
Family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, at Steed Todd Funeral Home, in Clovis, NM. Services will be held Wednesday, November 27, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at Steed Todd Chapel. Burial will follow at Fort Sumner Cemetery, in Fort Sumner, NM.
Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to Fort Sumner Cemetery Association, Box 180, Fort Sumner, NM 88119 or
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 Nov. 24, 2013