Carpenter, Doris

Doris Carpenter
Have been held.

Doris Carpenter, 72, of Portales, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

She was born on May 22, 1932, in Grand Rapids, Mich., to Dorothy and Everett Boggs.

She lived in Grand Rapids, Mich., until the age of 15 when her family moved to Wayland, Mich. She married Verne Carpenter on June 26, 1951, in Archibald, Ohio. The couple moved to Portales in 1975. He was a 4-H leader and active in the PTA while her children were in school. She was also involved in the Portales High School band boosters cub.

Family members said she was an avid reader, enjoyed gardening, canning, sewing, cooking, bowling, scrapbooking and quilting.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Everett Jr. and Dennis Boggs.

Survivors include her husband; a son, David Carpenter of Carbondale, Colo.; five daughters, Nancy Nutt of Grand Rapids, Mich., Barbara Roybal (and husband, Larry) of Santa Fe, Diane Baca (Eddie) of Portales, Deborah Carpenter of Roswell and Dannette Lucero (Bennie) of Rockport, Texas; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Evelyn Ferguson of Federal Heights, Colo.
Father Tobin Hitt will officiate the services. 

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.