Eva Inez Gillespie age 97, long time San Jon, NM. resident passed away in Clovis, NM on Monday June 30, 2014, following an extended illness.
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Eva was born December 23, 1916, in Clay County, Al. She was retired 1981 from the US Postal Service where she served as Postmaster for 38 years in San Jon, NM. She came to NM in 1925 with her family arriving on a RockIsland passenger train. They lived and worked in Porter area until they purchased a ranch on the Rana/Canadian River. She and her brother started school at Cedar Hurst School North of Endee NM. She worked at the San Jon Post Office beginning in 1940 until her retirement.
Surviving her are her children - W. Frank Gillespie and Mary Evelyn Wallin and Leonard, along with grandchildren: Mike and Steve Gillespie, Phillip and Larry Wallin.
She was preceded in death by her husband John and by her granddaughter Brenda Wallin Cooper. Also by her parents John and Amanda Hurst, Two brothers WilsonDavis Hurst and Everest Hurst and one sister Vassie Coombs.
Graveside services will be Wednesday afternoon beginning at 2:00PM in the San Jon Cemetery.Arrangements entrusted to Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari NM.
Dunn Funeral Home
115 South Third Tucumcari, NM 88401
Published in the Quay County Sun on July 2, 2014