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Hyllis Gladys (Gares) Meeks


1914 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Hyllis Gladys Gares Meeks age 99 passed away on Sunday morning October 13, 2013, in Tucumcari NM.
Hyllis was born May 24, 1914, in Phillipsburg, KS to Chester Clymer and Eva Mary Gares. Her family moved to Tucumcari in 1920. She married her husband Fred Meeks of Logan NM in 1934. They survived the depression and World War II, living in several places including Logan NM, Maxwell NM, Jet OK and then at Tucumcari. They also homesteaded at Adams Diggings NM and at Gate City when Conchas Dam was being built.
The Meeks family ,made their home on a farm east of Tucumcari where they had a dairy. Hyllis loved springtime when all of the little animals were born and it was time to garden. She loved it when it warmed up as she loved to go fishing. She was a very devoted farmer's wife.
Surviving Hyllis are three children - Sharon Eads and Earl of Leesville, SC, Terry Meeks and Debbie of Tucson AZ and Corrine Hayes and Keith of Tucumcari NM Along with 13 Grandchildren and 22 Great Grandchildren. Her daughter in law Dianne Meeks of Tucumcari
She was preceded in death by her husband Fred and by her son Kenneth Meeks. By brother Vaughn Gares and granddaughter Elena Lopez.
Graveside services celebrating her life will be Thursday morning October 17 2013, in the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery beginning at 10:00 a.m. with Rev John Barrett, minister of Center Street United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow in the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari NM.
Published in the Quay County Sun on Oct. 16, 2013
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