Sue Gardiner passed away January 17, 2009 in Midland Texas. Sue was born in Sapulpa, Oklahoma on March 22, 1931 and attended Sapulpa schools until her sophomore year when her family moved to Oklahoma City where she attended Classen High School and Oklahoma City University.

In 1959 she married Montell L. Gardiner and in 1961 moved to Midland, Texas.  She worked for ARCO Oil & Gas Co. and retired in 1989. "Bridge" was her favorite pastime.  She was a member of the American Contract Bridge League for many years and earned the rank of Gold Life Master and working to attain the rank of Diamond Life Master. She loved the game and she loved the friends she made while playing.    
She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Montell Gardiner; her grandson,   Bryan Builta III; her great-grandson, Braden Jace Penwell; and her parents, Shelby and Roberta Cline.

She is survived by her three children, Sharon Kay Penwell and husband Steve of Litchfield Park, AZ, Debora Sue Wilson and husband John of Parker, CO. and Stanley Gardiner Penwell and wife Cindy of Scottsdale, AZ.; her five grandchildren, Shana Shimmin, Rachelle Ann Builta-Willis, Kristina Kay Underwood, Lisa Penwell, Joseph Penwell; five great-grandchildren, Maddy and Jackson Penwell, Weston Hoyt Underwood, Brooklyn Paige Foreman, J.D. Shimmin;  her two sisters, Eleanor Elizabeth Combs and Shirley Anne Blackburn of Eldorado, Texas.

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MIDLAND — Pauline “Poddy” Jones Lucas, of Midland, died Saturday, January 17, 2009.  
She was born November 21, 1925 to Thomas Kirk Jones and Marie Kerr Jones in Eldorado, Texas where she was raised and educated. Poddy was a 1947 graduate of Texas Christian University where she earned her B.A. in education. She was also a cheerleader and class favorite. In 1946, she was voted Homecoming Queen of TCU. On August 27, 1949, she married the love of her life, James L. Lucas in Eldorado, Texas.

Poddy was preceded in death by her sisters, Bernice Koy and Victoria Ohlenburg; brothers, John I. Jones, Richard Jones and Jack Jones.

She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, James L. Lucas; sons, James L. Lucas, Jr. and wife Brenda, Thomas Jack Lucas and wife Jan, Paul L. Lucas and wife Susan, Timothy E. Lucas and wife Julie; American Field Service Exchange Student, Jose Maria Cuñat-Vilar; sister, Rosalyn Reynolds; grandchildren, Erin Lucas, Jessica Barden, Joe Lindemood, Madelyn Lucas, Kristin Lucas, Lauren Lucas, James Matthew Lucas, Victoria Lucas, Garrett Lucas, Shannen Lucas; and great-granddaughter, Hailey Barden.

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Carey Livingstone Tramel passed from this life on Thursday, December 11, 2008, at the age of 92 years, 4 months and 15 days, in San Angelo, Texas. He was born on July 26, 1916, in Greer County, Oklahoma, the fifth of six children born to James Dennis Tramel and his wife Verna Etha (Hudson) Tramel.


At an early age, he moved with his family to Bazette in Navarro County, Texas, where the family lived "on the sand hill" and farmed on property belonging to his cousin Jasper Tramel, in the area later known as the Hancock Ranch. Carey attended school at the three-room Wilson Schoolhouse and then graduated from Kerens High School in 1934.


On January 20, 1944, Carey married Lola Jenkins, whom he had known for most of his life. They had a long and happy marriage, living in Corsicana, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Oklahoma, and finally Midland, Texas. In Midland, he and his wife were long-time members of the Cuthbert & Austin St. church of Christ, where he served as an elder for several years. After his wife's death, Mr. Tramel moved to Schleicher County, Texas, near Eldorado, to live with one of his daughters.

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Seminole — Graveside services for Marie Field Carter, 75 of Hobbs, New Mexico was held at 2:00 pm Saturday, January 10, 2009 at the Gaines County Cemetery in Seminole with services under the direction of Ratliff Funeral Home of Seminole.

Marie passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2009 in Eldorado, Texas. Marie was born March 6, 1933 in Rencon, New Mexico to C.U. and Minnie Davis. Marie was married to Paul C. Carter who preceded her in death. She was also preceded by a sister Fern Mason, two brothers R.L. Davis and S.M. Davis, granddaughter-in-law Misty Williams Key and granddaughter Keely Carter.
Marie is survived by a son Alan Swinford and wife Jamye of Crane, a daughter Sonja Key and her husband Joe of Eldorado, step children Mike Carter and his wife Julie and Sharla Ogden and her husband Paul all of Seminole, her sister Helen McClendon and her husband Ray of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Grandchildren Bryce Swinford, Ty Swinford, Callye Alvarado, Staci Key, B.J. Key, Buddy Key, Alex Carter, Kross Carter, Channing Carter, Chris Ogden and Tanner Ogden, great-grandchildren Evan Alvarado, Caleb Alvarado, Isabelle Alvarado, Taylor Jenkins, Sam Jenkins, Mika Key, Emily Nixon and Kaden Key, along with many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Carolyn Porter and Isabelle Villanueva for all of their friendship and help the last year.