News | Obituaries | Forum | Sports | Lifestyle | Videos

- Muleshoe ISD
- Muleshoe Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture
- City of Muleshoe
- Bailey County
- Muleshoe Area Hospital District
- Muleshoe Heritage Foundation


home | email
Subscription Info
Contact Info
Lifestyle Forms

Stanley Williams
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Stanley E. Williams, 87, of Clovis, N.M., passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Sunday Nov. 22, 2015, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis with family and friends at his side.

Graveside services were held on Wednesday, Nov. 25, at Logan Cemetery, Logan, N.M., with the Rev. Patrick Lynn Williams officiating. Masonic Rite will be presented by Clovis Masonic Lodge #40.

Stanley was born in Nara Visa, N.M., at the home of his great-grandmother King on July 9, 1928, to Edward Floy “Bud”Williams and Ruby Maude McFarland Williams.

Stanley was a retired rancher and rural letter carrier. He was a long-time fiddler and was inducted into the Old Time Fiddler’s Association Hall of Fame in 2013. As a young teenager, Stanley worked at the Clovis Airport in exchange for flying lessons and at the age of 16, he was sent by the Airport to Pennsylvania to take delivery of a Super Cub airplane.

He flew the plane back from Pennsylvania with no maps, depending on his common sense and adventurous spirit.

He was baptized at the old Central Baptist Church in Clovis, graduated from Clovis High School in 1947, and briefly attended Colorado State University before returning home to help in the family ranching business.

He married the love of his life, Bettye Ruth Bridges, in August 1954 after meeting her on a blind date.

Stanley is survived by his wife — Bettye; son — Patrick; daughter — Michelle and husband Mark Winslow; granddaughter — Katherine Elizabeth Burn; grandsons — Neil Winslow, Adam Winslow, and Ryan Winslow; nephews — Jamie and Michael Williams; and dear friends — Tracey and Wes Stewart. He also held dear his musical families whom he loved playing with on Tuesday and Thursday nights.

He was a 32nd Degree Knights Templar (York Rite) and 32nd Degree Knight of the Royal Secret (Scottish Rite).

Stanley was preceded in death by both parents; his brother — Sherman and wife Jayne Williams; sister-in-law — Letha and husband J.B. Mitchell; sister-in-law — Claudine and husband Junior Setzer; nephew — Tim Setzer; niece — Carol Ann Setzer; and brother-in-law — Kenneth and wife Jean Bridges.

The family request that in lieu of flowers or food, donations be made to either the Boys Ranch of New Mexico, 775 Highway 304, Belen, N.M. 87002 or the Shriner’s Crippled Children Hospital, 2425 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento, Calif. 95817.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Muffley Funeral Home (575)762-4435

Full Story
Manuel Daniel
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Funeral services for Manuel Garcia Daniel, 89, of Muleshoe were held on Monday, Nov. 23 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Leo Pahamtang of Muleshoe officiating.

Rosary was said Nov. 21-22 at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed Monday’s services in Bailey County Cemetery.

Manuel died on Nov. 19, 2015, in Lubbock. He was born on Jan. 31, 1926, in Runge to Vincente and Refugia (Garcia) Daniel, and married Teodocia Rosales in 1956 in Idaho.

Manuel is preceded in death by his wife, Teodocia, in 1992; his parents; four sisters — Elvira Trevino, Consuelo Toscano, Maria Aranda and Guadalupe Toscano; and a brother — Luciano Daniel.

Survivors include three sons — Sylvester Peregrina and wife Juana of Ogden, Utah, Vincente Daniel of Muleshoe, and Manuel Daniel Jr. and wife Esther of Altus, Okla.; four daughters — Teresa Imhoff and husband Jack of Salt Lake City, Utah, Rose Daniel of Durango, Colo., Leticia Daniel and husband Reyes Lopez of Garland, and Irma Costilla and husband Mario of Muleshoe; a sister — Juana Sandoval of Utah; two brothers — Alberto Daniel of Littlefield and Lucio Daniel of Muleshoe; 23 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Online condolences may be made at

Full Story

New Page 1

Login to read the latest edition online:

Muleshoe Journal 201 W

Muleshoe Journal
201 W. Avenue C
PO Box 449
Muleshoe, Texas 79347
(806) 272-4536
(806) 272-3567

© Copyright 2012
Muleshoe Journal
All Rights Reserved

Send comments or suggestions to webmaster.