Jane A. Hammond, 98, of Clovis, NM, passed from this life Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at Farwell Care and Rehabilitation Center. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am Monday, October 17, 2016, at Muffley Funeral Home Chapel, 1430 Thornton, with Barry Lewis officiating. Burial will follow at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens. Jane was born June 12, 1918, in Hinton, WV to Tilden and Gracie Hedrick Allen. She received her masters degree form Eastern New Mexico University. Jane married Bob Hammond June 10, 1941 in Hinton, West Virginia. She was the Superintendent of the School Lunch Program for Clovis Public Schools. Jane served as the President of the New Mexico School Lunch Association from 1955 to 1956. She was a member of the Congressional School Lunch Program. Her testimony before Congress was instrumental in establishing the free lunch and breakfast programs. Jane was a master bridge player, loved reading, and watching football and basketball. Her favorite teams were the Dallas Cowboys and the University of Kentucky. Survivors include: her daughter; Linda (Barry) Lewis of Clovis, NM, son; Stewart Hammond (Donna Cruz) of Clovis, NM, eleven grandchildren; Anya Hammond, Maya Hammond, Robert Hammond, Brian (Michelle) Thomas, Jeffery (Kelly) Thomas, Layton (Sara) Hobbs, Jeremy (Michelle) Hobbs, Natalie Hobbs, Kim (Darren) Jackson, Chris (Tracy) Lewis, Barri Uhl, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tilden and Gracie, husband; Bob Hammond, daughter; Patricia Kay Thomas, and grandson; Brandel Hobbs. The family request memorial contributions be made to Farwell Care and Rehabilitation Center, P.O. Box 890, Farwell, TX 79325. Arrangements have been entrusted to Muffley Funeral Home (575) 762-4435 www.muffleyfuneralhome.com.
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