|Birth: ||May 11, 1916|
|Death: ||May 28, 2010|
Funeral services for Mamie Kennedy, 94, of Portales, will be at 10:00 AM, Thursday, June 3, 2010, in the Wheeler Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Galen Isaacs officiating, assisted by Gary Clark. Burial will follow in the Long's Cemetery with her grandsons serving as pallbearers. Her grandsons-in-law will be honorary pallbearers. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 PM.
Mamie Novella Kennedy was born May 11, 1916, in the Long's community to Ruth and U. S. Fraze and died May 28, 2010, in Portales. Mrs. Kennedy grew up in the Long's community where she attended grade school. She graduated from high school in Rogers in 1935, and on October 12th of that year married Ted Clark. They made their home in Rogers until 1949 when they moved briefly to Florida and then to South Texas. In 1959, the family moved to California, and returned to Rogers in 1962.
Mamie was a very busy and devoted mother, rearing her seven children and helping with farm and dairy work. She was a firm but fair disciplinarian. In addition to everything else she needed to do for her family, Mamie also sewed most of the girl's clothes and the boy's shirts. During the mid 1970's she worked at the local Anthony's store as a sales clerk.
After she and Mr. Clark divorced in the late 1970's, she moved to San Angelo, TX where she also worked as a receptionist at the retirement center where she lived. On September 18, 1992, she was married to D. L. Kennedy, and they returned to Portales to make their home. Mrs. Kennedy was reared in the Methodist church, but for several years she and Mr. Kennedy attended the Calvary Baptist Church where her husband was the custodian.
She is survived by her husband, D. L. Kennedy of their home; four sons, Joe A. (Linda) Clark of Cottonwood, CA, Ben S. (Carol) Clark of Oroville, CA, Tom P. (Karen) Clark of Portales and Mike D. (Ann) Clark of Causey; three daughters, Virginia R. Wales of Mertzon, TX, and Barbara D. (Allen) Weidner and Susan E. (Haskell) Hendershot both of Gonzales, TX; a step-daughter, Ann (Bob) Johnson of San Angelo, TX; 21 grandchildren and 5 step-grandchildren as well as numerous great-grandchildren; and a sister, Sybil Victor of Rogers. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, Phillip, Ralph, Leslie and Clarence Fraze, six sisters, Ora Creek, Ruth Adams, Zelma Adams, Floy Victory, Kella Walker and Mabel Ledbetter; two grandchildren and a step-grandchild.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. 575-356-4455
U S Fraze (1867 - 1944)
Ruth E Fraze (1883 - 1971)
Esta Fraze (1892 - 1892)**
Veda Mable Fraze Ledbetter (1893 - 1983)**
Clarence Fraze (1895 - 1981)**
Zelma Fraze Adams (1903 - 1974)*
Philip S Fraze (1904 - 1999)*
Ernest Leslie Fraze (1907 - 1983)*
Ruth Fraze Adams (1909 - 2005)*
Ralph Benjamin Fraze (1912 - 1998)*
Floy Verna Victor (1914 - 1993)*
Mamie Fraze Kennedy (1916 - 2010)
Urania Sybil Fraze Victor (1920 - 2012)*
New Mexico, USA
Maintained by: Mary Neal aka Upatree
Originally Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Jun 01, 2010
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