Taos County, New Mexico
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Abeyta, Edna I.
Edna I. Abeyta, 80, a resident of Albuquerque and formerly of Taos, passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2006 following a lengthy illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ruben Abeyta; brothers, Felix and Bernardo Gonzales; sisters, Tavita and Beatrice Romero and Santana Youngbauer. Edna was a waitress at the Steak House and Charro Restaurants in Taos for numerous years. Edna is survived by her sons, Joe Abeyta and wife, Kathy, Leroy Abeyta and wife, Diane and Juan Lorenzo Abeyta, all of Albuquerque; daughter, Debbie Apodaca and husband, Lemuel of Albuquerque; sisters, Margaret Lane of Taos, Mary Mondragon of Denver; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. A Rosary will be recited on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Taos. Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated on Thursday, June 22, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. also at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Taos. The family of Edna I. Abeyta has entrusted her funeral Services to DeVargas Funeral Home of the Espanola Valley. 1-877-747-3600 or 505-747-7477 ABQJournal June 21, 2006

Abeyta, Ivan G.
August 16, 2005 Ivan G. Abeyta, 40, of Arroyo Hondo passed away on August 16, 2005. He was owner and operator of IMA Mechanical. He graduated from Taos High School in 1982. He is survived by his wife, Mary P. Abeyta, children, Joseph, Adam and Janelle Gonzales, Daniel Maestas, Justin Phillippi Abeyta, grandchildren, Nathaniel and Aleena Gonzales and Isaac Maestas, parents, Felipe Abeyta and Bernadette Abeyta, brother, Mark Abeyta, sisters, Erica Jeantette (Eric) and Jessica Abeyta, nieces, Britney and Amberlee Jeantette, in laws, Leroy and Loretta Phillippi, many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral mass was held on August 19, 2005 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. A Memorial service was held on August 20, 2005 at Rivera Chapel.

Abeyta, Joe Ben
December 18, 2006 Joe Ben Abeyta, 74, formerly of Los Cordovas, passed away on December 18, 2006 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is preceded in death by his parents Pablo and Emma Abeyta, wife Bernadine, son JB, and brother, Nelson. He is survived by his children Leonard (wife Cindy), Peggy (husband Steve), and Tommy. He is also survived by his brother Phillip, sisters Elsie Abeyta, Teresa Brown (Gene), Lorraine Martinez (Tony), and Pauline Martinez all of Taos. Services are to be held in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Friday December 22, 2006.

Abeyta, Jose Eusebio
Jose Eusebio Abeyta age 45 years,3 months and 22 day resident of Vigil, Colo. died in a Pueblo, Colo hospital. Survived by his parents Agapito Abeyta and Maria Antonia Abeyta; Wife Manuelita de Abeyta and 2 sons. names not listed. La Revista De Taos news. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Abeyta, Jose Hormenio
Joe Hormenio Abeyta, 66, of Chamisal passed away on August 12, 2006. He is survived by his children, Ricky, Carol and Robert Abeyta, sisters, Maria I. Koon and Esmeralda Montoya (Joseph), numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be on Friday, August 18, 2006 at 7 PM at Block Salazar Mortuary in Espanola. Abeyta, Narciso P. -- Narciso P. Abeyta, 79, a resident of Gallup, died Monday, June 22, 1998. He is survived by his wife, Silvia Abeyta of the family home; children, Tony Abeyta of Taos, Pablita Abeyta of Washington, DC, Elizabeth Abeyta of Albuquerque, Alice Seely of Hondo, Benita Cooper of Washington, DC, and Tom Warner of Madison, VA. Services will be held Thursday, 10:00 a.m., at Canoncito Miracle Church of God in Canoncito, with Pastor A.J. Williams officiating. Interment will follow at the family cemetery in Canoncito. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE. ABQJournal June 24, 1998

Abeyta, Nelson
July 31, 2005 Nelson Abeyta, 71, of Llano Quemado passed away July 31, 2005. He is preceded in death by his wife, Arcelia Abeyta, parents, Pablo and Emma Abeyta. He is survived by his children, Debbie Gutierrez (Gilbert), Frieda Archuleta (Fred), Nelson Abeyta Jr. (Michelle) and Charlene Vigil (Ryan). He is also survived by grandchildren, Brian and Jennifer Archuleta, Amanda Gutierrez, Nichole and Tanya Abeyta, great grandsons, Adam, Ryan Jr. and Jesse Vigil and Jeremy Mondragon, brothers and sisters, Ben, Phillip and Elsie Abeyta, Teresa Brown (Eugene), Lorraine Martinez (Tony), Pauline Martinez, many nieces and nephews. Evening service was held on Tuesday, August 02, 2005 at Rivera Chapel. Funeral service was held on Wednesday, August 03, 2005 at Ranchos Presbyterian Church.

Abeyta, Ramon V.
December 12, 2006 Ramon V. Abeyta, 86, of Talpa passed away on Deobitsber 12, 2006. He is preceded in death by his parents, Maria & Santiago Abeyta and great granddaughter, Brianna Amberly Duran. He is survived by his wife, Maria Abeyta, daughters, Lorraine Gaeta and Bertha, seven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, brother and sisters, Arsenio Abeyta, Vera Jones, Susie Perea, Flora Aults and many other relatives.Rosaries were recited on December 13, 2006 at Rivera Chapel and on December 14, 2006 at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church. Funeral mass washeld on December 15, 2006 at San Francisco de Asis Church. Interment followed at Talpa Cemetery.

Abeyta, Tobias
Tobias Abeyta age 35 of Buena Vista died at his residence 5 Oct 1907 at 11:00 Am. His is survived by his wife Manuelita A. de Abeyta, 2 children (names not listed) and a brother Juan Luis Abeyta. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Abreu, Joann Berged
January 06, 2000, The Santa Fe New Mexican, Page: B-2, Joann Berged Abreu, 63, born in Las Vegas, NM on December 4, 1936, passed into the arms of the Lord on Monday, January 3, 2000 in Tempe, AZ. She is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Edward Leland Abreu of the family home in Taos; sons, Ed and wife Vickie of Albuquerque, and their children Eva and Eddie, Arthur and wife Roberta of Las Vegas, and their children Art Jr. and Alyssa; daughters, Katrina Abreu of Penasco, and her children Naomi and Tamara, Selena and husband Matthew Cox of Denver, CO, and their children Patrick and Amanda, Nina Abreu and her son Ramon of Tempe, AZ. Joann is also survived by her loving younger brother, Frank "Sonny" Berged Jr., his wife Gia, of Las Vegas, and their children Frank III, Roland, Francesca, and Brianna; uncle Tom McElroy and wife Lena; brother-in-law Ernest B. Abreu and wife Mary Louise of Las Vegas, and their children, as well as numerous other relatives and special friends in Penasco, Taos, and Las Vegas, where she lived for many years. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the St. Francis de Assisi Church in Ranchos de Taos. Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Friday at the Rancho Church. Interment will take place at the Abreu family cemetery in Rayado, NM, at a later date.

Abrums, John Denise
Dr. John Denise Abrums, 75, a longtime resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Sunday, July 18, 1999. Dr. Abrums was born in Trinidad, Colorado and graduated from the University of Colorado, Medical School. He had lived and practiced medicine in Albuquerque since 1949. Dr. Abrums retired from private practice specializing in Internal Medicine in 1995; he was affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Presbyterian Hospital Center, and the University of New Mexico Hospital. He had currently been the Medical Director for Turquoise Lodge. He was past President of Bernalillo County Medical Society, New Mexico Medical Society, New Mexico Society of Internal Medicine, and the American Society of Internal Medicine. In 1997, Dr. Abrums earned the Laureate Award of the New Mexico Chapter of the American College of Physicians, presented annually to a physician who has contributed significantly to the medical community and to the field of Internal Medicine over the years. He was on the faculty of the UNM School of Medicine, and a member of the New Mexico Board of Medical Examiners. He also held membership in and was often a key leader in the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, the Federated Council of Internal Medicine, The Ancient Elliptical Order of the Alligator, and the National Academies of Practice (Medicine). Dr. Abrums also served as a medical officer in the US Army. He later remained active in the US Army Reserves until he retired with the rank of Brigadier General. John and his wife, Louise have traveled the world extensively and are longtime collectors of antique cars. Dr. Abrums is survived by his wife of 52 years, Louise M. Abrums, retired owner of Brandywine Galleries; children, John E. Abrums and his wife, Laura of Chimayo, NM and Louanne and her husband, Wally Sargent of Santa Fe; grandchildren, Dana, Ely and Rachel Abrums of Chimayo, NM and Gabriel Abrums of Taos, NM, Kristin Sargent of Vista, CA and Adam Sargent of Santa Fe; as well as sister-in-law, Faye Underwood of Albuquerque; and numerous other relatives and friends throughout the United States. A Memorial celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, July 22, 1999, 11:00 a.m., at St. Mark's on the Mesa Episcopal Church, 431 Richmond Place NE, Albuquerque, NM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to The John D. Abrums, MD Memorial Scholarship fund for medical students in need of tuition, in c/o New Mexico Medical Society, 7770 Jefferson NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. ABQJournal July 23, 1999

Acosta, Leonel
January 02, 2000, Albuquerque Journal, Page: 7, Taos -- A 16-year-old Ranchos de Taos boy was killed early Saturday morning in a one-car accident when he apparently lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a tree on Ranchitos Road. Taos Police Officer Lee Totman said the victim, Leonel Acosta, was the brother of 21-year-old Luis Acosta, who is awaiting trial on a charge of murder in the death of 18-year-old Erik Sanchez of Espanola. Sanchez was hurled to his death off the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge on Nov. 23, 1998. Another man, David Sandoval, pleaded guilty in the killing. Totman, who investigated the Saturday accident, said the victim was not wearing a seat belt and was apparently flung into the right rear seat of his car when it bounced off of the tree, spun around and smashed into a second tree. The accident occurred sometime between 3 and 3:30 a.m., police said. A member of the Taos Volunteer Fire Department happened on the scene and called police. The body has been turned over to the Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque for autopsy and to determine if alcohol was a factor in the accident, police said. Totman said it appeared that the teen had been driving too fast and failed to negotiate a turn in the road. The vehicle was traveling east on Ranchitos Road at the time of the crash.

Adams, John A.
John A. Adams, Jr., longtime resident of Jemez Springs and Rio Rancho, passed away August 25, 2001. He was born in Albuquerque March 27, 1915, to John A. Adams and Helen Belle Shields. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Lucille; and three children, Tom Adams and wife, Pat of Missoula, Montana, John A. Adams III of Albany, Georgia, and devoted daughter, Lucille Adams Dillon, and John Dillon of Taos, NM. He is survived by two brothers, Paul Adams of Jemez Springs, and Fred Adams of Albuquerque. Additional survivors include two grandchildren, Chris Adams and wife, Korina, Kathy Adams, their mother, Frocene; and three great-grandchildren, Sloane, Mackenzie, and Debra Schock and son. John spent his career as a civil engineer with 39 years of service in the U.S. Forest Service. He was a lifetime conservationist. He was a lifetime member of the Jemez Community Presbyterian Church, Jemez Springs, NM, which was founded by his grandfather, Rev. John M. Shields. He was an American Society of Civil Engineers, awarded Fellow and Lifetime Member of Elks Lodge #461. He also served in the Army Corps of Engineers and the Army Reserve. A Memorial Service will be held at the Presbyterian Church in Jemez Springs, NM on Saturday, September 1, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Presbyterian Church in Jemez Springs.   ABQJournal September 02, 2001

Adams, Lucille S.
Lucille S. Adams, longtime resident of Jémez Springs and Río Rancho, passed away on October 1, 2006 in Albuquerque. Mrs. Adams resided in Taos with her family since 2001. She was born in Jefferson City, Missouri on February 15, 1917 and was married to John A. Adams, Jr., a New Mexico native, for 61 years. Mr. Adams preceded her in death on August 25, 2001. Lucille (Cile) Adams is survived by her three children; a son, Thomas Adams and wife, Pat, of Missoula, Montana, a devoted daughter, Lucille A. Adams and husband, John Dillon, of Taos, NM, and a son, John A. Adams III and wife, Margaret, of Sharpsburg, Georgia; grandchildren, Christopher Adams and wife, Korina, Kathy Adams and their mother, Frocene, Deb and Larry Schock; and three great-grandchildren, Sloane, Mackenzie and Spencer. Cile spent her life as an active mother and enthusiastic supporter of various church activities. She was a lifetime member, choir member, an organist at the Jémez Community Presbyterian Church in Jémez Springs, NM, and an accomplished musician and artist. She was an associate member of the United Church of Angel Fire in Angel Fire, NM, a member of the Order of Eastern Star, White Shrine in Albuquerque, NM. A recognition will be held by family members at the internment at the family gravesite near Jemez Community Presbyterian Church, where Lucile will be laid to rest next to her husband overlooking the Jémez Canyon at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11, 2006. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Diabetes AssociationNew Mexico Affiliate or Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association of New Mexico. Daniels Family Funeral Services NE Heights 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010

Addison, Dottie
February 13, 2006 Dottie Addison, 73, of Red River passed away on February 13, 2006. She is survived by her husband, Gene Addison, children, William D. Addison (Susie)of Plano, TX, Cindy Hott (Butch) of Weatherford, TX, Scott Addison of Taos, Terri Addison of Las Vegas, Nevada, brother, Lawrence Willenborg (Rosie) of Granbury, TX, grandchildren, Timothy and Christopher Addison, Beje Hott, Alicia and Amanda Addison and Chelsea Jellema. Memorial service was held on February 16, 2006 at the Faith Mt. Church in Red River.

Aguilar, Cordilia R.
March 15, 2006 Cordilia R. Aguilar, 82, a life-long resident of Peñasco, passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2006, following a lengthy battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents, former Taos County Commissioner Amador Romero and wife Leonardita; brothers Rev. Porfirio Romero, Nelson Romero, Miguel Romero, Celestino Romero; and grandson, Jerome Aguilar. Cordilia is survived by her husband of 55 years, Abenancio Aguilar of Peñasco; sister, Candelaria Aguilar, El Valle, brother, Samuel Martinez, Albuquerque; children, Wilfredo and wife Gaylen, Peñasco, Eduardo and wife Dolores, Ojo Caliente, Louella and husband Antonio Gurulé, Los Lunas, Dolores and husband Ned Martinez, Peñasco, Andy, Albuquerque, and Daniel and wife Amie , El Prado. Grandchildren, Lorrie, Marylou Cordelia, Jabé, Antonia, Cassie, Natalia, Rubel, Ned, Nicole, Daniel Esteban, Ariana, and great-grandson Isaiah. She will also be missed by her extended family, on the Romero and Aguilar side of the family who considered her their second mom and favorite tía. A member of the Emmanuel Presbyterian Church of Peñasco, Cordelia was born in the tiny mountain village of El Valle on the Rio Las Trampas. She followed her brothers and sisters to the Presbyterian mission schools of Allison James in Santa Fe and Menaul in Albuquerque via the Chili Line railroad in Embudo. She attended classes at UNM and eventually earned a BA in education from Highlands University. Cordelia taught for 33 years throughout small rural schools in Taos County. She concluded her teaching career in the Penasco Independent School system where she taught Home Economics at the High School and Title I reading classes. Her passion in her life was homemaking and doting over her grandchildren as well as caring for her hummingbirds and flowers. A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, March 18, at 2:00 p.m. at the Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Peñasco. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations in Cordelia's name be made to Menaul School in Albuquerque, NM. Checks may be mailed to Advanobitsent Office/301 Menaul Blvd. NE/Albuquerque,NM 87107.

Aguilar, Juan Jesus
Albuquerque Morning Journal August 23 1910 Juan Aguilar Drowned - Juan Jesus Aguilar, aged eighteen was drowned in the Rio Grande today. Aguilar lived in Cosilla but was engaged with a companion named Barela in herding sheep near the base of Ute mountain. He and Barela went to the river to bathe. The water is very low but there are a number of deep holes, into one of which Aguilar accidently stepped. He at once went in over his head and when he failed to reappear his frightened companion ran for help. A party from Costilla twelve miles away, at once started for the river and recovered the body.

Aguilar, Paul
Paul (Gino) Aguilar – 41 Paul Aguilar passed away November 30, 2009 in Trinidad Colorado. A Viewing was held on Thursday December 3, 2009 from 5-6 PM at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Cerro, NM With a Rosary following at 6 PM. The Funeral Mass was held on Friday December 4, 2009 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Cerro, NM at 11 AM. Cremation will follow  services. Arrangements were made with Weylen's Funeral Home in Questa, NM.  

Aguilar, Ralph
June 14, 2006 Ralph Aguilar, 42, of Ranchos de Taos passed away unexpectedly on June 14, 2006. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Soledad Aguilar. He is survived by his fiancée, Tracy Klain, daughter, Lydia Campbell, mother, Arcelia Martinez (Pat) of Espanola, sisters and brothers, Annie Pacheco (David) of Rio Rancho, Nick Tafoya (Irene) of Talpa, Louisa Sanchez of Talpa, Phil Aguilar of Talpa, Mavilis Tafoya (Berlinda) of Espanola, Larry Tafoya of Talpa, step sister, Pauline Lucero, numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.Rosary was held on June 16, 2006 at Rivera Chapel. Funeral mass was held on June 17, 2006 at Talpa Capilla.

Aigner, Walter Anton
January 1, 2007 Walter Anton Aigner born in Ried im Innkreiss, Austia on April 18, 1935 died in his home shortly after Christmas 2006. Father to Kresanna, 35, and Marcus, 33, residing in Scotland, grandpapa to Jacob and Taylor and brother to Josef Aigner. After completing a course in Hotel Management, Walter moved to Bermuda when he was 21, where he worked as a waiter and also entertained guest playing the piano. Following his nose for a good ski slope he moved to Stowe, Vermont, there he turned his hand to construction. In 1970 he met Maggie and married and had Kesanna and Marcus. Walter left the construction business due to a back injury. After his divorce from Maggie, and as full time provider of the children he turned his eye to antique dealing and a variety of creative business ventures. Kresanna and Marcus moved to Scotland in their teens to spend time with their mother, this was an opportunity for Walter to move on and with a love for the arts and skiing settle in Taos, NM with his beloved dogs. He then had time to further explore his creative talents. His neighbors nicknamed him "10X12" or fondly "Pitbull" because of the unusual house he built and his determined personality. Walter Aigner an incredibly independent mans who never gave up on his quest for adventure, new discoveries and the desire to develop and turn his hand to many skills and crafts. We know he found contentment in Taos and was very much at home here. He has left behind a family that will always have constant love, admiration and respect for all that he was and achieved in his life. After a lifetime of travels we hope he finds peace in his final place of rest. The family would also like to thank friends and neighbors for the support and love they have shown him. Upon Walter's request there will be no formal memorial service and his body was cremated. However, his children would like to extend an invitation to friends and neighbors to join us for an informal ski, meet at the St. Bernard's by the fire place on Saturday, January 13, 2007 at noon and followed by an evening drink at the Taos Inn between 6-8 PM in celebration of his life.

Albright, Mary
Mary (Mrs. Sam) Albright age 71, Resident of Taos, NM and Dallas, Tx. died in Dallas, Tx. (no date listed) She and her husband owned the Taos Inn in 1947, until purchased by the Harold Streets. Survivor include her daughter Mrs. Don (Jayne) Grantham; Grandchildren Gail and Sam Grantham; Brother Richard Logan. Taos News Aug 29, 1968. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Alcon, Vera M.
Vera M. Alcon June 3, 1924 - February 21, 2005 Vera M. Alcon Age 80 of Chama, NM passed away on Monday February 21, 2005. Ms. Alcon owned and operated "Viva Vera's Mexican Kitchen" in Chama for 42 years, and developed a steady clientele serving delicious homemade Mexican food.She was born June 3, 1924 to Fabian and Josefa Madrid in La Puente, NM. and was preceded in death by them. She is also preceded in death by her grandson Lawrence Garcia, son in law Ray Garcia, Sisters Rosana Gonzales, Genevieve Suazo, Frances Martinez, Reyes Romero, Bessie Maestas, and Juanita Ulibarri. She is survived by her three daughters; Susie Garcia , Mary Ann Salazar and her husband Eliseo , Patricia Baeza and her husband Tommy, and her son Alex Alcon all of Chama. She is also survived by two sisters; Elsie Gomez and her husband Elfego of Colorado Springs, CO., and Cora Trujillo of Santa Fe. She was blessed with nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren as well as many other relatives. Public visitation will be held at St. Patricks Catholic Church Thursday from 4-7 pm, with recitation of rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday February 25th at 10:00 Am, both services at St. Patricks Catholic Church in Chama . The committal Service will take place at the Chama Community Cemetery. The family of Vera M. Alcon have entrusted her care to the Rivera family of Block-Salazar Mortuary of the Espanola Valley. (505)753-2288, toll free (800)443-4854. Born: June 3, 1924 Place of Birth: La Puente, New Mexico Death: February 21, 2005 Place of Death: Chama, New Mexico Occupation: Owner and Operator of "Viva Vera's Mexican Kitchen."

Alire, Estella
October 25, 1921 - March 2, 2005 Estella Alire, Age 83, a resident of Ojo Caliente went to be with our Lord on Wednesday, March 2, 2005. She was born October 25, 1921. She was preceded in death by her parents, Margarito and Amada Alire and a sister in law; Louise Alire. She is survived by a sister; Margaret Sena and husband Antonio of Ojo Caliente and a brother; Paul Alire of Pueblo, Colorado, three nieces; Cecilia Martinez and husband Roy of Espanola, Amelia Galvez and husband Lupe of Albuquerque and Paula Faulkner and husband Ike of Denver, Colorado, three great nieces, Carla and Brenda Martinez of Espanola and Melissa Irwin and husband Jim of Denver, Colorado, six great nephews, David Galvez and wife Lupe, Emmanuel Galvez and wife Sherri, Vincent Galvez and wife Maxine, Mario Galvez and Marlene all of Albuquerque, Nicholas Weyer and wife Shannon and Jeremy Weyer of Denver, Colorado. Eight great-great nephews and 4 great-great nieces. Recitation of the rosary was held on Sunday, March 6, 2005 at 7:00 PM at St. Mary's Church in Ojo Caliente, NM. Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Monday, March 7, 2005 at 11:00 AM at St. Mary's church in Ojo Caliente, NM. Interment followed the mass at the Ojo Caliente Cemetery. Serving the family as pallbearers were: David Galvez, Emmanuel Galvez, Vince Galvez, Mario Galvez, Joey Trujillo and Nicholas Weyer. Serving the family as honorary pallbearers are: Roy Martinez, Lupe Galvez, Ike Faulkner, Jeremy Weyer, Lee Salazar and Freddie Trujillo. The family of Ms. Estella Alire have entrusted the care of her arrangements to the Rivera family of Block Salazar Mortuary of the Espanola Valley. For any questions concerning these arrangements please call our office at 505-753-2288 or 1-800-443-4854. Born: October 25, 1921 Place of Birth: Ojo Caliente, New Mexico Death: March 2, 2005 Place of Death: Ojo Caliente, New Mexico

Alire, Hipolito C.
Hipolito, a lifelong resident of Ojo Caliente, passed away Aug. 5, 1989 at the Española Hospital. He was born Jan. 15, 1902. He was predeceased by his parents Pablo and Maria de los Reyes Alire. He was survived by his wife Serafina Alire; 3 daughters: Christina Bellinger, Eufelia Fresquez, and Maria Florinda Salas, all of Albuquerque; 2 sons Hipolito Alire Jr. of Albuquerque and Gumisindo Lucero of Los Lunas; step children: Joe Jaramillo of Denver, Colorado and Irene Jaramillo of La Madera; 19 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives. Funeral services were 8 Aug 1989 in St. Mary's Church in Ojo Caliente. 

Alires, Rosita Adela
Rosita Adela Alires age 23 years, 7 months and 13 days of Costilla, NM. died Wednesday 4 April 1906. She was the daughter of Jesus Maria Alires and Pablita Romero. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Allen, Margaret Lynn
April 27, 2006 Margaret Lynn Allen, 59, of El Prado passed away on April 27, 2006. She is preceded in death by her mother, Mary Ann Monical. She is survived by her husband, Jim R. Allen of Taos, father, Harold Monical of Alton, Illinois, sisters and brothers, Carole Ann (Don) of Florriant, Missouri, Kathy Manns (Gib) of Dorsey, Illinois, Jeannie Cowan (Bill) of Dorsey, Illinois and Rick Monical (Sue) of Godfrey, Illinois.

Anaya, Orlando E.
Orlando E. Anaya, formerly of Taos, NM, passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 following a lengthy illness. He was born October 16, 1938 to the late Lydio and Rosana Anaya. He is survived by his daughters, Debbie Sanchez and husband Bobby, Donna Baca and Alex Coca; grandchildren, Luke and Nicolette Sanchez; brothers, Arthur, Ted, and Ricky Anaya; his sister, Gloria Vigil and husband, James; numerous nieces and nephews and many close friends. He served in the U.S. Army and was a retired Journeyman Electrician, holding membership with IBEW Local Union #611. His taste for life's finer offerings knew few bounds, nor did his interests. We wish you peace, love, and light. It was an honor to have you in our lives; you will be greatly missed. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at Santa Maria de la Paz Catholic Church, where a Rosary will be recited at 11:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12:15 p.m., also at Santa Maria de la Paz Catholic Church. Interment will follow with full military honors at 2:30 p.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers will include Eddie Baca, James Vigil, Larry Kittredge, Luke Sanchez, Steve Sanchez, and Tom Wheaton. Honorary Pallbearers will include close family and friends. Orlando's family wishes to thank Bob Clifford and Staff of Santa Fe Funeral Options for their professionalism and caring concern during this difficult time. The Rivera Family of Santa Fe Funeral Options 417 E. Rodeo Rd Santa Fe, NM 505-989-7032 ABQJournal January 20, 2008

Anderson, George Henry
George Henry Anderson, age 78, of Questa passed away August 26, 1998. Mr. Anderson was a World War II veteran and retired from the Moly Mine. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Questa and the Taos Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his wife Marveene Speegle, his children, George Michael Anderson, and wife, Jackie of Questa, Connie Shields and husband, Lee of Clayton, New Mexico, Sherry Redding and husband, Dale of Odessa, Texas, and Dennis Anderson and wife, Cheryl of Lubbock, Texas. He is also survived by six grandchildren; five great-granddaughters; one brother, B.J. Anderson of Abilene, Texas; and two sisters, Eunice Brantly of Seminole, Texas and Pearl Iles of Big Spring, Texas. The funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 29 at the First Baptist Church of Questa. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home of Taos, New Mexico. Union County Leader, Sept. 2, 1998

Anderson, Peggy H.
Peggy H. Anderson, passed through this world peacefully on October 9, 2006. Peggy was born on Dec 21, 1931 in Clarkston, WA, to Irma R. and Louis B. Hagan, Peggy graduated from Edmonds High in 1950. She married Robert W. Anderson, Jr. in 1953, together they had four children. Peggy went on to enjoy a 32 year career at the Virginia Mason Clinic, treating cancer patients and forming lasting and wonderful relationships with her colleagues and her many patients. While juggling the demands of raising her family and her career, Peggy still found time for volunteer work with various agencies, such as the Georgetown Service Center. Peggy retired to collecting art & antiques, knitting and her lifelong passion: great books and a good cup of coffee. She spent the last few years in her homes on Capitol Hill in Seattle and in Ranchos De Taos, New Mexico, enmeshed in the lives of her children Paige, Dana (Robert), Trey (Laura) and Megan, and her beloved, ambitious grandchildren Christa, Taylor, Chase, Whitney, Garren and Griffin, who are her gifts to the world. Peggy is survived by her 4 children, 6 grandchildren, Brothers David and Rodney (Mary Lou) Hagan, her nieces Peggy, Cindy and Kirsten, and her nephews Danny, David, Chip, Craig and Scott, and her sisterinlaw Chick Hagan. She was preceded in this life by her brother Ken Hagan. Befitting Peggy's life of commitment to service and community, our family wants to honor Peg's wish that all memorials be made to Childhaven at: Childhaven Broadway Branch, 316 Broadway, Seattle WA 981225325 206.464.3923 Main x4911

Anderson, Stanley George
Stanley George Anderson, 83, of Taos died Monday December 22, 2003. He retired as a manager with the U.S. Postal Service in Weschester, Ill., and had been a door greeter at Wal-Mart since 1983. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Lucy Tschersich and Marion Kulikowski. He is survived by his wife, Agnes Isabelle Anderson; sister-in-law, Emily LePanto and husband Michael of New Jersey; two nieces; two nephews; and many other relatives. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at the same church. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home, Journal North, New Mexico, December 24, 2003

Anderson, Wendell
Wendell Anderson, 85, died August 15, in Albuquerque. Born in St. Maries, ID, to Swedish immigrants, he played football for Lakeview, OR's high school, began writing and publishing poetry then, and continued through life, with prose, too. He lived awhile in the Henry Miller group at Big Sur, CA. Also an artist, he believed he was a descendent of philosopher, Swedenborg. His poems are about nature, family, the West...and Universe. Some will be in Taos Historical Society's new book. He carried mail in OR, worked for the Forest Service and Social Service in NM, helped clear Taos' first ski run, drove the Harwood Bookmobile to outlying schools, and taught creative writing in New Hampshire. He was known for his drive, stick-to-itness and fierce loyalty to them he cared about, focusing on immediacies and profundities more than "betweens"--happiest when on or facing a mountain. He was an original "beyond words"...unless description of the outfit he chose for his 911 call and 6 blks. ambulance ride, at dawn, to the hospital, widebrim straw, Hawaiian shirt, chinos, mountain shoes and buffalo-nichol bolo tie. No wonder so many people loved him! Bereaved include Petite, his female dachshund, 18, and Frances Root, his constant companion the past 13 years of Albuquerque; his son, Martin Belloc of Mill Valley, CA; niece, Lisa Shearer; brother-in-law, Harlan Olson of OR; cousin, Sonny Espling and wife, Pia and Kim, Ellen and Elias of Sweden; sister-in-law, Virginia Snyder; niece, Wendy MacNeil and husband, Ronald and Jazi and Noah; nephew, Gordon Snyder and wife, Stell and Linnea and Sarae all of New Hampshire; nephew, John Snyder and wife, Rebecca and Harris and Emmitt of Canada; brother-in-law, Dr. Ronald Ferry Jr. and wife, Sylvia; nephew, Charles Ferry; niece, Elizabeth Ferry; niece, Sylvia and husband, Edward Smith and Lindsey and Nathan of VT; his extended family of over 60 years, fellow-poet, Judson Crews and Mildred Tolbert, Carole Crews, Iris McLoughlin all of Taos, Anna Bush Crews of Wales, Sohrab Crews of London, Ariana Koers and husband, Alex Koers and Nikeo of Albuquerque, Edwina McLoughlin of San Francisco; "step-children", Francie Sterling and husband, Ken, Kristina Sterling and Eileen Sterling of CA. He was predeceased by parents, Gustav, a lumber-grader, and Ebba Isaacsson Anderson; sisters, Gloria Anderson and Barbara Shearer; and uncle, Arvid Anderson, who when Wendell was a tot, lived with the family high in the center of a meadowed slough that in winter became a frozen lake; wife of 30 years, Emily Ferry; "step-son", Clarence Sterling; and "step-dachshund", Dudley. An October service is being planned. ABQJournal September 11, 2005

Andreoli, Elliot
Elliot Andreoli, 93, born in Dawson NM and a lifelong resident of Eagle Nest, NM, passed away on October 3, 2010. He is survived by Gina, his wife and life partner of 67 years; daughters, Lynette Holbrook and husband, Bruce, Linda Andreoli and husband, Kevin and Ginelle Andreoli and husband, Mark; grandchildren, Adam, Kyle and Taylor; brother Sam; sisters, Helen Cherubini, Katie Haner and Rosie Jaterka; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his brothers, Bino, Guido and Johnny; and sisters, Edith Ritt and Annie Bergamo. Son of Italian immigrants, Pete and Angelina, Elliot was a lifelong farmer and proudly served with the US Army during WWII. He graduated from Moreno Valley High School and was one of its few remaining Polar Bear basketball players. He was also a dedicated Moreno Valley school bus driver for 25 years. Elliot was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, father-in-law, brother, uncle and mentor to many. His strong, sure, gentle and kind nature will be dearly missed, but his legacy will live on in our hearts. We wish to thank all the medical miracle workers of the following organizations who literally gave him an extra twenty years of quality life; to include the New Mexico Heart Institute and Heart Hospital, Albuquerque Coumadin Clinic, Presbyterian Hospital, Presbyterian Medical Group, Holy Cross Hospital in Taos, Taos Medical Group, Taos Surgical Specialties, Family Practice Associates of Raton, Lovelace Hospital, Heritage Home Healthcare and a special Thank-You to VistaCare Hospice at Lovelace Hospital for making his last days most comfortable. We also wish to express our sincere appreciation to Richard Johnson for his extraordinary care giving services, as well as to the many friends and neighbors for their support. Interment will take place at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. ABQJournal October 07, 2010

Anglada, Jose Benjamin Roy
Jose Benjamin Roy Anglada, 68, a resident of Albuquerque, born and raised in Taos, NM, died Friday, May 6, 2005. He is survived by his wife Ramona; son, Richard Clay and wife, Anna Marie; daughters, Casey DeRaad and husband, Billy, Carla Knudsen and husband, Arnie, and Melissa Anglada; grandchildren, William, Loren, Jordan, Jessica, Hannah and Dylan; dearest niece and nephew and friends, Fred and Elaine Herrera; brothers, Bonifacio Anglada and wife Celina; and Adelmo Anglada; sisters-in-law, Cidelia Montoya; Mary Alice Winter and husband, Ed; many loyal nieces and nephews and his dearest friend among many, Dick Shepardson. He was a US Navy reservist for 30 years and retired at the rank of Captain. The Navy was his dream as a young boy so he joined the ROTC at UNM while he earned his Bachelor?s degree. After graduation he enlisted in the Navy and served active duty before joining the Reserves. He retired from the Navy at age 55 and was loved and respected by both his peers and subordinates. During his 27 years of employment for the City of Albuquerque he earned his Masters in Public Administration and worked with the Dept. of Environmental Health, Housing, and was the Manager of the Convention Center. He was a devoted family man and the perfect example of integrity and character as seen by the way he cared for his wife, family, and friends. He was generous and kind to everyone and opened his home and life to all. His favorite things were fishing, skiing ant traveling, but especially working outside on his yard. He spent hours on projects with his faithful companion dog, Cosmo. Roy loved to dance and was always eager to lead family wedding marches with his wife Ramona. He was an active member of his church and will truly be missed by all. Sunday, May 8, 2005, visitation and memories with family and friends from 4-6 p.m. with a rosary following at 6:00 p.m, French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. Mass will be celebrated Monday, May 9, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church with Father Antonio Mondragon, Celebrant. Interment will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Pallbearers will be William DeRaad, Jr. Anglada, Mark Winter, Toby Herrera, Randy Herrera, and Ted Montoya. Honorary pallbearers will be Dick Shepardson, Dick Valdez, Ben Lowe, and Luis Sisneros. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400   ABQJournal May 08, 2005

Apodaca, Jose C.
Jose C. Apodaca age 77 of Ranchos de Taos, NM. died Nov 17, 1968 in the Embudo Presbyterian Hospital Embudo, NM. He is survived by his wife Sofia Apodaca; Daughter Mrs. Angelica Struck and Mrs. Manuel Lujan; Son Andres Apodaca. Taos News Dec 19,1968 A 2. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Apodaca, Rumaldita
Rumaldita Apodaca age 13 years 1 month from Ranchos de Taos, NM. died at her residence 1:00 PM Sunday 7 March 1909. She suffered 1 year with Tisis (Tuberculosis). Daughter of Sabiso Sanchez and Paulita R. Sanchez. Grand parents Pedro Rivera ad Martita C. de Rivera from San Miguel County, NM. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Aragon, Felicita
Felicita Aragon age 13 daughter of Lugarda Aragon died when the clothes she was wearing caught fire while standing near the fugon de pared (fire place). La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Aragon, Jose Lino
Jose Lino Aragon age 77 of Ranchos de Taos, NM. (Date of death not listed). Survived by Wife Guadalupe S. de Aragon. Buried in the cemetery of San Francisco de Asis Church in Ranchos de Taos, NM. He was a veteran who had served in the American military. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Aragon, Moises Alfredo
December 7, 2006 Moises Alfredo Aragon, 90, of Los Angeles, CA passed away on December 07, 2006. He is preceded in death by his wife, Manuelita Aragon, son, Mario, daughter, Shirley Ann, grandson, Manuel, parents, Crestina & Rafel Aragon. He is survived by his children, Rafel (Becky), Albert (Tina) and Gilda (Isaac), daughter in law, Virginia, sister, Juanita Medina (Roberto), many grandchildren and other relatives. Rosary will be recited on Tuesday, December 19, 2006 at 7 PM at Our Lady of Dolores Catholic Church in Canon. Funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, December 20, 2006 at 9 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with interment to follow at Dolores Cemetery in Canon.

Archuleta, Alfredo
Alfredo Archuleta age 19 years, 2 months and 16 days died 29 Sept 1907. He died as results of a fever. He died at his residence in Cerro, NM. Survived by his father F. D. Archuleta and grandparents Meliton and Librada Vigil. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Archuleta, Ambrosio Jr.
Ambrosio Arsenio Archuleta Jr., a resident of El Duende, passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2009 following a short illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ambrosio and Maria Donelia Archuleta; brothers, Sammy, Eligio, Federico and Luis Archuleta; father and mother-in-law, Tony and Alice Dixon and God-daughter, Roxanne Archuleta. Ambrosio loved his farm, nature and loved and enjoyed his life. He was a giving person to less fortunate people than himself. He was a loving father and grandfather who has 2 angels, Hailey Marie and MiKayla. He cared for his family and was a loving husband, father, grandfather and uncle. Mr. Archuleta is survived by his wife, Dolores A. Archuleta; sons, Freddie Aniceto Archuleta, Vicente Jose Archuleta and Christopher Joseph Archuleta all of El Duende; granddaughters, Hailey and her mother, Cristina Romero of Española and MiKayla; brothers and sisters, Fabiola Quintana of La Puebla, Amalia Molly Martinez and husband Lino of Albuquerque, Inez Vigil of La Mesilla, Faustina Maestas and husband Rudy of Albuquerque, Maria Archuleta of Santa Fe, Theresa Jennings and husband Larry of Kentucky and Juan Archuleta and wife Rosina of El Guique; God-daughter, Catherine Archuleta of Santa Fe; sisters-in-law, Ruth Archuleta and family of Nevada and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Public visitation was Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home with a rosary following at 7:00 p.m. A second rosary was recited on Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Ohkay Owingeh with the Hermanos de Lyden reciting the rosary both nights. Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated on Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. also at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Ohkay Owingeh. Burial to follow at the Ojo Caliente Catholic Cemetery with the following serving as pallbearers, Freddie, Vicente and Christopher Archuleta, Michelle Romero, Michael Romero and Robert Owens. Honorary pallbearers named are, Robert Castillo, Neil Chacon and Timothy Ortiz. The Archuleta family has entrusted their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home of the Española Valley. 505-747-7477

Archuleta, Cleofas
Cleofas Archuleta, a resident of Albuquerque, formerly of Guadalupita and originally from Rancho de Taos, passed away on March 21, 2000, following a brief illness. A lifelong Catholic, she was a member of Saint Therese Little Flower Catholic Church. Cleo was a member of the Blue Army, Legion of Mary and St. Joseph. She was very active attending other churches in town. A very loving and caring person, she loved to give, not expecting to receive. She was preceded in death by her parents, Juan and Rafaelita Candelario; son, Abran; sister, Ann Rivera; brothers, Fernando, Ralph and Tomas Candelario. She is survived by her husband, Frank Archuleta; daughters, Mary Steagall of Albuquerque, Gloria Graham and husband, Millard of Fairfield, CA, Clara Archuleta of Albuquerque; one sister, Celestina Tafoya of Rancho de Taos; eight grandchildren, Frank Romero, Connie Parrez, Carmen Romero, Frances Steagall, Joseph Graham, Howard Graham, Debbie Hall and David Graham; 17 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Visitations will be today, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., in the chapel of Garica Mortuary, located on the corner of 8th and Stover. A Rosary will be recited this evening, 8:00 p.m., at the St. Therese Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. also at the St. Therese Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Melissa, Michael, David Romero, Frank Romero, Joe Graham and Daniel Graham. Funeral services are in the care of Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover Ave. SW, 243-5222.   ABQ JournalMarch 24, 2000

Archuleta, Crecilia
January 4, 2006 Crecelia Archuleta, 98, of Questa passed away on January 04, 2006. Rosary was recited on Friday, January 06, 2006 at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Funeral mass was held on Saturday, January 07, 2006 at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Interment was held at El Pueblito Cemetery.

Archuleta, Crisostoma
Crisostoma Archuleta age 70 years 2 months and 22 days old Of Truchas, Rio Arriba County NM. died 20 April 1909 at 4:15 PM.Survivors Son Pedro Archuleta daughter Mauricia Archuleta. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Archuleta, Domingo
Domingo Archuleta of Cerro, NM. died 3 Oct 1909. Survived by Manuel de Los Reyes Archuleta. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Archuleta, Eliza
September 28, 2006 Eliza Archuleta, 92, from Taos, passed away on September 28, 2006. Mrs. Archuleta was a proud foster grandmother for many years. She is preceded in death by her husband Jose Damian Archuleta. She is survived by her children, Felix Archuleta (Linda) of Arroyo Seco, Loyola Rael (Silviano) of Arroyo Seco, Gloria Sanchez (Andy) of Albuquerque and Derrick Archuleta of Albuquerque, her brothers and sisters Raquel Garcia, Epifanio Martinez, Elvira Sahd, Palemon Martinez (Neoma) and Robert Martinez, 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Rosarywas recited on September 29, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe. Funeral masswas held onSeptember 30, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe. Interment was at the Arroyo Seco Cemetery.

Archuleta, Eliza
Eliza Archuleta, 92, from Taos, passed away on September 28, 2006. Mrs. Archuleta was a proud foster grandmother for many years. She is preceded in death by her husband José Damián Archuleta. She is survived by her children, Felix "Chum" Archuleta (Linda) of Arroyo Seco, Loyola Rael (Silviano) of Arroyo Seco, Gloria Sánchez (Andy) of Albuquerque and Derrick Archuleta of Albuquerque, her brothers and sisters Raquel García, Epifanio Martínez, Elvira Sahd, Palemón Martínez (Neoma) and Robert Martínez, 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Rosary was recited on September 29, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe. Funeral mass was held on September 30, 2006 at at Our Lady of Guadalupe. Interment followed at Arroyo Seco Cemetery. Arrangements by Rivera- Hanlon Funeral Home.

Archuleta, Faustina
Faustina Archuleta, 81, a resident of El Rito, passed away on Monday, March 8, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Florencio Archuleta; parents, Presciliano and Anna Lopez; brother, Louie Lopez; sisters, Frances Herrera and Cleo Gallegos; half-brothers, Alfredo, Pete, Fred, Filimon and Jesus Lopez; brothers-in-law:  Filimon Herrera and Ben Vigil. Faustina was a Eucharistic Minister, Girl Scout Leader and was a member of the San Antonio Church, St. Jude, Altar and Rosary Society and the Choir. Mrs. Archuleta is survived by her children, Florencio Archuleta and wife Elaine of Española, Pres Archuleta and wife Dee of El Rito, Mary Ann Lopez and husband Cornelio of El Rito, Charlene Cordova and husband Alfonso of Albuquerque, Lucy Archuleta and companion Michael Nolan of Albuquerque and Nancy Vargas and husband Victor of Española; sister, Mary Vigil of Grand Junction, CO; sister-in-law, Aggie Lopez; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and numerous other nieces and nephews in the Archuleta family that are too many to mention them all and other loving relatives and friends. Public visitation will begin on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. A memorial mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the San Juan Nepomuceno Catholic Church in El Rito.  Burial will take place at the El Rito Catholic Cemetery. Special thanks to George Archuleta, Susan Frost, Jeannie Alvarez, Española Hospital Staff MSP day shift and night shift, Father Pat Chavez, Pastor Isaac Herrera and the Hermanos de La Morada.  The Archuleta family has entrusted their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley.

Archuleta, Fabian
Fabian Archuleta, 66, of Questa passed away on December 16, 2005. He retired from Moly Corp Mine in 2002 after 34 years of service. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Melissa Archuleta, parents, Andres and Delfina Archuleta. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mary Archuleta, children, Rita Cordova, Glenda Al-Nachef, Edith Ibarra, Yvette Louis, Jonathan, Vinnie and Tacho Archuleta. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, brothers and sisters, Gilbert Archuleta, Flora Ortega, Josie Rivera, Tony Archuleta, Evelyn Archuleta, Steve Archuleta and Carla Glines. Memorial service was held on Monday, December 19, 2005 at Rivera Chapel.

Archuleta, Fella M.
Fella M. Archuleta, 75, of Cerro, NM passed away on April 1, 2010 in Taos, NM. She was born on November 30, 1934 in Cerro, NM to Anastacio and Paulita Archuleta. She is survived by three brothers; Ernest Archuleta of Los Lunas, Joe (Marcella) Archuleta of Cerro, John Forsight of Tempe, AZ, five sisters; Amelia Martínez of Cerro, Tillie Archuleta of Thornton, CO, Mary (Ernie) Lucero of La Puente, CA, Fabie (Tony) Collazzo of Questa, Pauline (Jake) Ortega of Questa, one God daughter; Arlene Gray and one Special Nephew; Victor Ortega, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, grand nieces and nephews, and many friends. A Rosary will be recited at 6:00 PM on Wednesday April 7, 2010 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Cerro. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday April 8, 2010 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Cerro. Arrangements were made with Weylen's Funeral Home in Questa, New Mexico. This article ran in the April 8 edition of The Taos News.

Archuleta, Fermin
Fermin Archuleta age 19 of Truchas, NM. died 8 June 1909. He drowned, while herding sheep, he jumped in the arroyo del adobe that has water about 14 feet deep. He did not know how to swim. His brother in law who was with him did know how to swim but was unable to save Fermin Archuleta. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Archuleta, Floripa
Floripa Archuleta age 6 years and her brother Jacobo age 5 years died at their residence in Alcalde, NM. 24 May 1909 Monday. Father Onesimo Archuleta. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Archuleta, George
George Archuleta of Taos Pueblo,NM died in a motor vehicle accident Saturday morning (Sept 28,1968). No other information listed. Taos News Oct 3,1968 5. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Archuleta, Guadalupe S. de
Guadalupe S. de Archuleta age 49 from Taos, NM. Wife of Hermerigildo Archuleta married in 1875. They had 5 children, 2 survive Tiofilo and Rafael Archuleta. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Archuleta, Jeremias
Jeremias "Jerry" Archuleta, age 85, formally of Ojo Caliente passed away on Saturday, October 30, 2010. Jerry retired after 36 years in 1985 from the Atomic Energy Commission. He liked the outdoors and was an avid sportsman. He contributed in the founding of the Clinicas del Norte in Northern New Mexico. He was active in the Ojo Caliente Rural Fire Dept.; was on the Ojo Caliente Water Board; active member in the Kit Carson Power Co-op and a member of the Taos County Sheriff's posse. Jerry was preceded in death by his wife, Stella Archuleta; parents, Mr. Jose Dionicio Archuleta and Beatrize Rameriz; brothers: Juan, Ben and Dennis; sisters: Carolina, Sedia, Rosa and Manuelita. He is survived by his daughter, Martha Jean Carll of California; sister, Julia Giron of Albuquerque; brother, Alfredo Archuleta of Santa Fe; 2 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren and 2 great great-grandchildren. Public visitation will be held on Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, November 15, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ojo Caliente, burial will be at 1:00 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe with the following serving as pallbearers: Jeremy, Christopher, Brandon, Manny, Gene and Delbert. The family of Jeremias "Jerry" Archuleta have entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley.

Archuleta, Jose Francisco
Francisco Archuleta of Arroyo Seco, NM died 15 Dec 1907. He had over 18 sons and daughter with different women in Taos, Wagon Mound,Ocate, NM and Trinidad, Colo as well as other places. None of his children assisted him in his last hours and non attended his funeral. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Archuleta, Juan Andres
Juan Andres Archuleta from Taos NM died at home Friday 6 Dec 1907. He died of heart problems. The young man in years past had been a constable for this precinct. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Archuleta, Maria
Maria Archuleta, age 102, beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great great grandmother was welcomed by Our Lord into Heaven on Monday, December 28, 2009. She died surrounded by her family at her home in Ojo Caliente. Our Mother was the Matriarch of the Archuleta family and had the unique ability of making each family member feel special. She was the epitome of motherhood and a pillar of strength - silently leading five generations of her family. Maria unconditionally loved everyone and because of her kind soul and spirit, she made friends everywhere she went. Maria was born in Ojo Caliente, New Mexico, to Manuel and Celedonia Herrera, raised by step-mother, Beatrice Herrera, all deceased. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Federico Archuleta, her husband of 57 years; brothers: Ricardo Herrera and Juan Garcia; sisters: Lucia Valdez, Semonita Trujillo, Adela Archuleta; son-in-law, Maurice Manown; sisters-in-law: Asenscion Sanchez, Flora Trujillo, Josephita Herrera, Josepha Garcia, Stella Archuleta; brothers-in-law: Amadeo Archuleta, Willie Archuleta, Jose Archuleta, Juanito Archuleta, Nemecio Archuleta, Jose Valdez, Julian Trujillo, and Eduardo Trujillo. She is survived by her children: Fred (Elia) Archuleta, Jose (Mickey) Archuleta, Lucy Manown, Martin (Helen) Archuleta, Ernedes (Ross) Chavez, Cecilia (George) Rinaldi, Cel (Alice) Archuleta, Manuel (Lettie) Archuleta and Linda Archuleta. She is also survived by 25 grandchildren, 61 great grandchildren, 24 great great grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Lena Archuleta. Public Visitation will begin on Thursday, December 31, 2009, at 5 p.m. in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory with a Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 1, 2010, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ojo Caliente. Burial to follow at the Ojo Caliente Catholic Cemetery with the following grandsons serving as pallbearers: Martin Archuleta, Jr., Ross Chavez, Jr., Keith Rinaldi, Michael Archuleta, Manuel Archuleta, Jr., Herb Manown. Honorary pallbearers: Amie Rudy, Juan S. Archuleta, Tony Archuleta, Walter Archuleta, Myron Manown, Ricky Archuleta, Terry Newman and Paul Archuleta. The Archuleta family has entrusted their loved one to: DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley, 505-747-7477

Archuleta, Miguel
Miguel Archuleta age 60. Killed 11 Feb 1909 by a Santa Fe Rail Road Train in La Junta Colo. Miguel Archuleta had problems with his hearing and did not hear the train approaching as he walked on the rail road tracks. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Archuleta, Roberto
Roberto Archuleta 1 year, 2 months and 3 days of Arroyo Seco, NM. Died 7 Dec 1914. Survived by parents Juan C. Archuleta and Lorencita M. de Archuleta; Grandparents Jose M. Medina and Guillermita Q. de Medina. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Archuleta, Rosaura Pina
Rosa Archuleta September 28, 1915 - July 8, 2005 Rosaura "Rosa" Piña Archuleta – Age 89 a resident of San Pedro passed away on Friday, July 8, 2005. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose R. Archuleta; son, Donaldo Archuleta on April 8, 2004; and a daughter, Louisa Martinez on June 4, 1994. She was born in El Vado, New Mexico to Cipriano and Vicenta Piña on September 28, 1915. She is survived by her children: Irene Martinez and husband Clarence of Española, Vicenta Martinez and husband Leo of Leadville, Colorado, Cipriano Archuleta and wife Martha of Hernandez and Mildred Martinez of Alcalde; daughter-in-law, Martha Archuleta of Española; son-in-law, Frank Martinez of Santa Cruz; brother, Joe Piña of Los Angeles, California; sister-in-law, Consuelo Piña of Los Ojos; 27 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Public visitation will be held on Monday, July 11, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. in the chapel of Block-Salazar Mortuary with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 12, 2005 at 11:30 a.m. at La Iglesia de Santa Cruz de la Cañada. Interment will follow at the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery with the following serving as pallbearers: Karyne Archuleta, Pamela A. Lujan, Vickie Garcia, Luana Martinez, Geraldine Martinez and Sarah Piña. The following will serve as honorary pallbearers: Phillip Piña, Marcellino Maestas, Daniel Archuleta, Clara Ramirez and all other grandchildren. The Rivera Family of Block-Salazar Mortuary is providing the family of Rosaura "Rosa" Piña Archuleta with care and professional service. 505-753-2288 or Toll Free 1-800-443-4854 Born: September 28, 1915 Place of Birth: El Vado, New Mexico Death: July 8, 2005 Place of Death: Española, New Mexico

Archuleta, Sobeida
Archuleta, Sobeida "Beida"; 83; Talpa; died August 31, 1998; born on October 8, 1914 in Talpa; Albuquerque Journal North, Wednesday, September 2, 1998, page 2

Arellano, Delfino
Delfino Arellano age 79, resident of Amalia,NM. died in La Jara, Colo Feb 5, 1968. Was a Veteran of World War I.He is survived by sons Levi and Salvador Arellano; Daughters Celia Garcia and Teresita Torres. Taos News Feb 27,1968 A 6. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Arellano, Eva P.
Arellano, Eva P.; 100; Costillo; died September 1, 1998; Albuquerque Journal North, Thursday, September 10, 1998, page 2

Arellano, Hellen S.
Hellen S. Arellano went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. Helen was married to Nemey Arellano on February 6, 1945 while Nemey was in the U.S. Navy during WWII. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Nemey Arellano; son, Richard (Rick) Arellano; daughters, Kathee Macias and husband, Vince, Suzanne Ciardella and husband, Roy. Hellen had four grandchildren, Chad and Brooke Wilson and Nolan and Nathan Ciardella. She is also survived by her best friend and dear sister, Donna Rebensdorf and husband, Bill; sister-in-law, Nina Stevens and several nieces and nephews. Hellen was preceded in death by her parents, Donald E. Stevens and Flora Santistevan Stevens and also by her brother, Ted Stevens. Hellen graduated from Taos High School in 1942. After her marriage to Nemey, the couple lived in Wisconsin for two years and in California for 38 years, before returning to New Mexico to live out their retirement in 1993. She was greatly loved and will be dearly missed by her husband, children, grandchildren, sister, extended family and friends. Rosary will be recited on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. St. Joseph on the Rio Grande Catholic Church, 5901 St. Joseph Dr. NW. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. also at the church with Father Frank Prieto, Celebrant. Burial will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Covenant House, P.O. Box JAF 2973, New York, New York 10116-2973. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW 897-0300   ABQ Journal Thu May 01, 2003

Arellano, Liana
Liana Arellano, 38, of Chamisal passed away on April 09, 2006. She is preceded in death by her father, Ernestino Arellano, brothers, Daniel and Marvin Arellano. She is survived by her daughters, Cheryl N. and Krystal P. Vigil, mother, Frances Arellano, brother, Benito Arellano, sisters, Della Harris, Tina Millner, Perla Clifton, Eva Trujillo and Margaret Gunter and many other relatives. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2006 at 11 AM at Penasco Presbyterian Church with interment to follow at Chamisal Cemetery.

Arellano, Pablo
Pablo Arellano age 52 was killed 21 June 1909 by his nephew Epimenio Arellano age 30 about 8 miles from Mora, NM. Epimenio struck his uncle Pablo in the face and head with a rock until he was dead. It is believed that Epimenio Arellano is insane. The incident occurred in the presence of several Witnesses. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Arellano, Sencionita
Sencionita Arellano age 1 year and 19 days from Conejos, Colo. died (date of death notice 10 Sept 1909, no date of death listed) Parents Guadalupe Arellano and Eutilia S. de Arellano. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Arguello, Eddie
Eddie Arguello, 55, of Amalia passed away on March 29, 2006. He was a foreman at the Melby Ranch. He is preceded in death by his father Jose Evaristo Arguello, by his brothers, Rudy and Baldamar Arguello, an infant sister and a grandson, Mario Santiago Baca. He is survived by his children, Christy S. Baca (Mario) of Questa, Manuel Arguello of Amalia, Melissa Arguello (Chris Romero) of Albuquerque, Billie Jo Arguello of Questa, William Arguello of Amalia and Michael Alires (Ann Callahan) of Philadelphia, PA, his mother, Timia Arguello, his brothers and sisters, Jose E. Arguello, Jr (Francis), Bessie Sanders (Roland), Cora Williams (Bob), Edna Duran, Rugie Tafoya (Joe) ,David Arguello (Billie) and Charlie Arguello (Sue) and 9 grandchildren. Rosary was recited on Monday, April 03, 2006. Funeral mass was held on Tuesday, April 04, 2006. Both services were held at Sacred Heart Church in Costilla. Interment was held at the Arguello Family Cemetery in Amalia.

Arguello, Izabella Eralia
Izabella Eralia Arguello passed away on December 7, 2009 in Albuquerque, NM. She was born to Leonard and Kristan Arguello. Izabella is survived by her Parents and brother Joshua Arguello. A Graveside Service was held Thursday December 10, 2009 at 1:00 PM at the El Pueblito Cemetery

Arguello, Sabinita Cordoba
Sabinita Cordoba Arguello June 13, 2006 Sabinita Cordoba Arguello, 93, of Ranchos de Taos passed on June 13, 2006. She is preceded in death by her parents, Juan Bautista and Francis P. Cordoba, daughter, Cornelia Garcia, infant daughter, Marcia Arguello, grandson, Michael Medina and great grandson, Marcos Brengman. She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Fermin Arguello, children, Beatriz Gonzales (Juan), Lucia Medina (Teodoro), Maria Natividad Romo (Felipe), David Arguello (Trinidad), Carlos Arguello (Elena) and son in law, Reynaldo Garcia (Mary). She is also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Rosaries were recited on Thursday, June 15, 2006 at Rivera Chapel and on Friday, June 16, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Funeral mass was held on Saturday, June 17, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Interment was held at Valdez Cemetery.

Arko, Leopold Jr.
Leopold "Leo" Arko Jr., 83, of Eagle Nest was called home by the Lord on December 20, 2006. Leo was born to Leopold and Marija "Mary" Arko on April 07, 1923 at the family home in the Moreno Valley, NM. In 1944 he joined the US Army and operated a tank in the European Theatre operations against the Nazi invasion of Europe. He returned to the US in 1945 and married Lorene Stocker on July 26, 1945. In January 1952 he returned to the Moreno Valley to help his parents on the Arko Farm. He was employed by the State of NM Highway Department and Colfax County Road Department. He helped build and maintain roads throughout Colfax County but primarily in the Moreno Valley. Leo was part of the team starting the Eagle Nest Volunteer Fire Department. He assisted in installing the antenna and electric lines for the TV repeater line that serves the Moreno Valley. When Leo was a youngster, he and his family helped build St. Mel's Catholic Church in Eagle Nest (all volunteer labor). He was preceded in death by his parents, 12 siblings and a daughter, Janet Johnson. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lorene Arko, children, Agnes Gibson (Scott), Anna Marie Pabst (Dennis), Ernie Arko (Barbara Lebeck), Michael Arko, William Arko, Leo Arko III (Barbara), Rita Butts (Mike), Nina Arko-Hay (Kenneth Rowlison) and David Arko (Doris). He is also survived by his brother, Louie Arko, son in law, Richard Johnson, many grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. Rosary will be recited on Friday, December 22, 2006 at 6 PM at St. Mel's Catholic Church in Eagle Nest. Funeral mass will be held on Saturday, December 23, 2006 at 1 PM at St. Mel's Church with interment to follow at E-Town Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family request you make donation to the All-Saints Catholic School, 2808 N. Kentucky, Roswell, NM 88201, 505-627-5744.

Armijo, Bernarda Lopez de
Bernarda Lopez de Armijo age 37 born in 1872 Of Palo Blanco,NM. died 16 Sept 1909 giving birth to a girl child who also died.Survived by husband Marcelino Ortiz. Buried in the Palo Blanco Catholic cemetery . La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Armijo, James Sr.
James Armijo Sr., 62, of Westminster, CO formally of Taos passed away on January 14, 2007. He is survived by his wife, Frances, children, Monica Trujillo (Michael), Dennis Armijo, Gina Frawley (Philip) and James Armijo Jr, brother, Ted Armijo (Pearl), sisters, Stella Esquibel (Victor) and Tina Barkello (Blake) and many other relatives. Rosary will be recited on Sunday, January 21, 2007 at 7 PM at Archdiocese of Denver in Wheat Ridge, CO. Funeral mass will be held on Monday, January 22, 2007 at 10 AM at Nativity of Our Lord Parish in Broomfield, CO

Armijo, Jose Antonio
Jose Antonio "Tony" Armijo, 84, was called to rest on Wednesday, October 21st 2009. Preceded in death by his wife, Lilly (Van Damme) Armijo, and his daughter Toni Louise, Tony is survived by his eight children: daughter Barbara Charrette, son Steven Armijo and his wife Beverly of Taos, NM, daughter MaryAnn Perry and her husband Jerry, son Joseph (Jake) Armijo and his wife Beelien, son Chris Armijo and his wife Linda, son John Armijo, daughter Cathy Najar and her husband Andrew, and daughter Joanne Lovato and her husband Patrick. Tony is survived by 32 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren. Tony was preceded in death by both of his parents, WWI veteran Guadalupe Armijo and his wife Rita Garcia, as well as three of his brothers, Frank, Cipriano, and Uvaldo Armijo. He is survived by four sisters and four brothers: sister Chonita Lucero and husband Ramon, sister Albinita Lucero of San Antonio, TX, sister Dora Gurule, sister Lydia Santillanes and her husband Dave, brother Jimmy Armijo and his wife Virginia, brother Clyde Armijo, brother Ernest Armijo and his wife Nora of Haywood, CA, and brother David Armijo and his wife Licia of Alamogordo, NM. Sorrow in Tony's death can be diminished by the joy of his remarkable life; born in Corrales, NM in 1925, he grew up among 11 siblings. As a young child he planted and harvested fruits and vegetables, (often from sunrise to sunset), beginning a work ethic that never left him. In his teens, he worked at the Moore Drydock & Shipbuilding Co. in Oakland, CA as a sheet metal worker, a job that led him to serve with the Merchant Marines in the South Pacific during the first part of WWII. After completing his tour with the Merchant Marines, he returned to the US where he married his lovely wife Lilly, but was subsequently drafted by the US Army where he served out the remaining part of the war in Germany. Returning to New Mexico he worked first as a chauffer, then as roofer, and later as a sheet metal worker for Van Damme Sheet Metal Works on Mountain Rd. From 1952 to 1969 he expanded his metalworking skills with Sandia National Laboratories. In 1969 Tony started his own sheet metal company, A & G Heating. His knowledge was passed to a multitude of individuals that continue to support their families with the trades to this day. In 1996 he co founded Four Winds Mechanical with his sons. In addition to passing along skills in the trades, he also taught countless people how to hunt, fish, camp and survive in the wilderness and the rest of the world. Thank you, Daddy Tony, for all the love, life, and blessings. A viewing will be held on Friday, October 23rd, 2009 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church located at 4020 Lomas Blvd at 6:00 pm, with a rosary immediately following at 7:00 pm. The funeral mass will take place at Our Lady of Fatima at 10:00 am on Saturday, October 24th, 2009 and interment will take place at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, where Tony will be laid to rest beside his bride. Pallbearers will be his grandsons Nick Bryant, Paul Franco, Jose Armijo, Andrew Najar, Daniel Armijo, and Josh Lovato. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons Jeffrey Armijo, Michael Armijo, Michael Franco, Julian J. Charrette, Christopher Armijo, Isaac Armijo, and Joseph Gitto. ABQ Journal October 23, 2009

Armijo, Juan
Juan Armijo from Taos, NM died last friday (13 Oct 1905). La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Arriaga, Paul
Paul Arriaga, 51, of Black Lake passed away on December 27, 2006. He is survived by his son, Abel Arriago, mother, Leah (leBrasseuer) Hay, brothers and sisters, Mike Reed, John Eurich, Sean Eurich, Christian Eurich, Cynthia Macy, Tina Macy, Kimberly Eurich, Michelle Ipema and Rick Arriaga. Service will be held in Phoenix, AZ. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. www.riverafuneralhome.com

Atsye, Joseph Daniel
Joseph "Joe" Daniel Atsye Jr., 42, a resident of Albuquerque for 30 years, died unexpectedly, Saturday, August 9, 2003, at his home after a long illness. He was the youngest child and son of Joseph D. Sr., and Agnes R. Atsye. Joe is survived by his three children, Charles, Heather, and Jessica Atsye all of Laguna; mother Agnes R. Atsye; sister Thelma J. Atsye; brothers Gerald "Danny" Atsye and wife Ina, Everett Atsye and wife Lee; nephew Leenkun Baca; nieces, Ashley, Kelly and Alex Atsye; maternal grandmother Esther L. Martin all of Albuquerque; and a large extended family near and far. Joe is preceded in death by his father Joseph D. Atsye Sr. in March 2003; grandparents Charles and Alice Atsye and grandfather Joseph P. Martin. Mr. Atsye was born November 11, 1960 in Barstow, CA., where he attended elementary and intermediate schools. He was an active participant in Eastside Little League, Cub and Boy Scouts. Upon his move to Albuquerque in 1973, he went to Madison Middle School and Sandia High School, graduating in 1978. He attended UNM and TVI, where he received a certificate of completion in air conditioning, heating and refrigeration. He was employed for many years by Sears, serving the rural areas between Santa Fe and Taos. He was active in Altamont Senior League Baseball, also participating on Native American Indian hardball, softball, and mush ball teams, often playing side by side with his brothers and father. He was an avid bowler for many seasons, active in Albuquerque Native Bowling Leagues and tournaments. Joe loved the outdoors, enjoying gardening, camping, hiking, hunting, fishing and skiing. Mr. Atsye was an enrolled tribal member of the Pueblo of Laguna, NM., and the Laguna Colony of Albuquerque. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held All Nations Assembly of God Church, 1119 Menaul Blvd. NW, on Saturday, September 27, 2003 at 11:00am. Rev. William Fragua presiding, fellowship will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to American Diabetes Association. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW. Albuq. 505-343-8008. ABQ Journal September 21, 2003

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