PORTALES — Funeral services for Johnny Ogden, 67, of the Floyd community, will be at 10 a.m., Monday, March 18, 2013, at Faith Christian Family Church, 3401 N. Norris, Clovis, with the Rev. Rick Rainey officiating. Burial will follow in Portales Cemetery, with T.J. Garcia, Tanner Allen, Brenden Smith, Trenten Smith, Corey Vandenberg, Ryan O’Donnell, Sgt. John Michael Carson Jr., represented by his wife Lindsey Carson, Brogan Fraze and Cray Fraze. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Johnny Ogden Scholarship Fund, c/o J. P. Stone Community Bank, PO Drawer 888, Portales, NM 88130. Mr. Ogden’s casket will remain open until service time.
John Thomas Ogden, known to family and friends alike as Johnny, was born March 20, 1945, in Albuquerque, to the home of Hazel and LeRoy H. Ogden, and died March 13, 2013, in Lubbock, Texas.
The family moved to Portales when Johnny was 9 years old. He was a 1963 graduate of Portales High School. On Nov. 25, 1964, he was married to Janice Gossett in her parents’ home in Floyd. He attended Eastern New Mexico University for two years, before transferring to New Mexico State University. Johnny worked 50 hours a Login to read more