|Birth: ||Dec. 30, 1939|
|Death: ||Aug. 23, 2009|
Funeral services for Nathan Ralph Belcher, 69 of Rogers, will be at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, August 26, 2009, at the Dora Church of Christ with Gary Simpson, Wendell Belcher officiating. Barry Hays will be leading music. Pallbearers for Nathan will be Steve Richards, J.E. Carmichael, Kent Allison, Alan Belcher, Gene Richards, Jeff Hays, Bob Crill, Jimmy Belcher, and Matt Lindsey. Honorary Pallbearers for Nathan will be Terry Varnell, Travis Belcher, Layton Belcher, Gail Cissell, Malin Parker, Bob Estep, Ruben Baeza, and Fellow Employees at the Post Office. Also serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be All Family and Friends. Burial will follow service at Inez Cemetery.
Nathan was born on December 30, 1939, to Ralph and Texas Ola (Webb) Belcher in Portales and passed away on August 23, 2009, at his home in Rogers. Nathan grew up in Rogers and graduated from Dora High School. Nathan married Norma Ann Hays on September 4, 1960, in Dora. He has always lived in the Rogers area and practiced his love in cattle ranching and raising horses. From 1986 to 1998 Nathan worked as a substitute Mail Carrier and a fulltime Mail Carrier from 1998 to present, while still taken care of his cattle and horses. Nathan was a very honest and truthful person and made sure to teach his children the same. He also taught them the proper way to hunt and horsemanship. He loved to hunt and was a avid arrowhead hunter. While his daughter was in school he was Director of the Little Wranglers. In recent years he was partner with his son in ownership of the Seeping Springs RV Park in Ruidoso Downs and loved attending the horse racing.
Nathan is preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Jerry Belcher. He is survived by his wife Norma Belcher of almost 49 years of Rogers, a son, Jimmy Belcher and wife Stacie of Ruidoso Downs, a daughter, Kim Lindsey and husband Matt of Jayton, Texas, four brothers, Harold Belcher of Rogers, Richard Belcher and wife Pansy of Moriarty, Tex Belcher and wife Rosalie of Portales, and Lloyd Belcher and wife Carla of Houston, Texas. Nathan is also survived by a sister, La Doris Good and husband Charles of Elida. Most of all his grandchildren survive him and they are, Zinn Lindsey, Hunter Belcher and Bradly Belcher.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the New Mexico Christian Children's Home, 1356 NM Hwy 236, Portales, NM 88130 or the Stock Horse of Texas, 3301 N. 3rd, Abilene, Texas 79603.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. -575-356-4455.
Published in Clovis News Journal and the Portales News-Tribune from August 25 to August 26, 2009
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Aug 25, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41154827
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