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Opal Ruth Shipley


Opal Ruth Shipley Opal Ruth Shipley, 88, of Clovis died Friday, July 8, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Nursing Home in Clovis. She was born Feb. 15, 1917, in Hope, Ark., and resided in Tucumcari for a number of years before moving to Portales and later to Clovis. She is survived by her son Denny Welch (and wife, Phyllis); three granddaughters, Reba Welch of Tucumcari, Sherry Welch of Dalhart, Texas, and Dana Petty (Johnny) of Dalhart; two great-grandchildren, Lacy Grace Petty and J'Cee Faith Petty; one brother, Lloyd Yocom of Tucson, Ariz.; and one sister, Dovie Yocom of Amarillo. Burial was in the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements were by Dunn Funeral Home in Tucumcari.
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