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Babcock, Juanita S.
Juanita S. Babcock Age 87 of El Guache, NM. passed away Monday March 7, 2005 in Albuquerque. She was born Deobitsber 2, 1917 in El Guache to Lazaro and Gregorita Salazar, and was preceded in death by them, her loving husband Frank and also by her Brothers and Sisters; Octaviana Gallegos, Rosarito Manzanares, Jose Salazar, Epifanio Salazar, Louisa Martinez and Arsenio Salazar, may they rest in peace. She is survived by her loving family including her Sisters; Lorencita Salazar, Toni Valencia and her husband Paul all of Riverside and Aurora Archuleta of Espanola, her Brother Phil Salazar of Sombrillo and her nephew and Nieces who were lovingly raised by her; Eppie Salazar and his wife Suzie of El Guache, Anna Trujillo of La Mesilla and Diana Salazar of Arroyo Seco, sister in laws, Lillian Salazar of Santa Fe, Rose Salazar, Mary Herrera both of Espanola and Frances Salazar of El Guache as well as other nephews and nieces and other family members. A public visitation will be held on Thursday March 10 at the Block-Salazar Mortuary Chapel, at 7:00 pm the Recitation of the Rosary will take place. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday March 11 at 11:00 am at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Espanola with Fr. Augustine Moore officiating. The committal service will be held at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery with the following serving the family as Pallbearers; Michael, Brock and Larry Salazar, Brian and Eric Trujillo and Matthew Fooks, Honorary Pallbearers will be; Justin and Andrew Garcia, Julianne and Jeremiah Salazar and Dylan Fooks-Salazar. The Rivera Family of Block-Salazar Mortuary is assisting the family of Juanita S. Babcock with professional services. (505)753-2288, toll free (800)443-4854. Born: Deobitsber 2, 1917 Death: March 7, 2005 Place of Death: La Mesilla, New Mexico

Baca, Benjamin J.
Benjamin J. Baca, born Friday, August 28, 1925 and died Sunday, February 1, 2004. He was born in Santa Rosa, NM and was one of five children of Ben C. and Josephina Baca. His grandfather, Celso Baca, was Santa Rosa's town founder. Baca was preceded in death by his wife, Diana; his parents, Ben C and Josephina; brother, Louis; and sister, Luz Sandoval. He is survived by his daughter; Nancy and husband, Ted Jurney; sister, Josie Beutler; nephew Floyd Beutler all of Albuquerque; sister, Maida Garcia; niece, Loretta Whipple both of Alamagordo; nephews, Eddie Baca, Rick Garcia, and Robert Garcia all of Taos; Joe L. Sandoval of Santa Fe; and Larry Baca of North Hollywood, CA; nieces, Patsy Lorenz, Denise Baca and Barbara Minzer all of San Diego, CA; Yvette Lucy of Woodland Hills, CA; Julie Thiele of Oakdale, CA; and Christine Kidwell of Napa Valley, CA. Baca served in the Coast Guard and Air Force from 1943 to 1946, achieving the rank of Sergeant. In the late 1940's, he went to Mexico as an inspector with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Mexican American Commission for the Eradication of Foot and Mouth Disease. The program sent bilingual inspectors and veterinarians into Mexican cattle farms to teach ranchers about how to eradicate the disease. He traveled on horseback with vaccination teams, local cowboys and Mexican soldiers throughout central Mexico. Through their efforts the disease was eradicated. It was at one of these cattle ranches where he met his wife, Diana. Her uncle ran a ranch near Taxco and Diana spent the summers there riding horses. Baca fell in love with Diana and the couple later married in Mexico City. The Bacas lived in Mexico City briefly and then moved to Las Cruces, NM where Baca earned a degree from New Mexico State University. Baca took a job with the United Fruit in the Dominican Republic in the mid 1950's. From there he took a job as plant manager with Ralston Purina in Maracay, Venezuela. His daughter, Nancy was born while the Bacas were in Venezuela. The family moved to Albuquerque in 1962. Baca went to work for the Forest Service, in the Cibola National Forest. He worked his way up to Forest engineer for the Cibola. He retired in 1982. Baca enjoyed his time with the Forest Service, especially when he was called out to forest fires in New Mexico and surrounding states. In his retirement, Baca pursued his dream of being a gentlemen farmer. He revitalized his family farm in Santa Rosa, planting acres of apple trees and alfalfa and starting a grape vineyard. He joined the New Mexico Apple Council and served on Santa Rosa's Soil Conservation board. His grapes were used by several New Mexico wineries including La Chiripada and Madison. For his work in Santa Rosa, Baca was named Farmer of the year for Guadalupe County twice. Baca also served on the Santa Rosa Hospital Board in the early 1990s. He was also active in Los Aftosas, a group of inspectors and veterinarians who worked in Mexico in the 1940's and 50's. Baca attended and hosted several reunion functions. A rosary will be held Friday, 6:30 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel A funeral Mass will be held Saturday, 10:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 4020 Lomas NE. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333  ABQ Journal Wed February 04, 2004

Baca, Eva Helen
Eva Helen Baca March 20, 1953 - October 2, 2005 Eva Helen Baca, Age 52 a lifelong resident of Ojo Caliente passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2005. She was born March 20, 1953. She was preceded in death by her father, Juan Pedro Baca; mother, Eloisa Rivera Baca; sisters: Maximana Trujillo, Roseabelle Amaya, Grace Baca and Mary Baca; brothers: Nelson Baca and Porfirio; and a uncle, Alberto Rivera. She is survived by her 2 sisters: Clarabelle B. Alire of Ojo Caliente and Clorinda DeVargas of Albuquerque; 2 brothers: Guadalupe Baca and Seferino Baca both of Albuquerque; sister-in-law, Linda Baca of Albuquerque; 18 nieces and nephews; 2 aunts: Lugarda Trujillo and Filomena Rivera both of Ojo Caliente; and numerous other relatives and friends. Public visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 5, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Block-Salazar Mortuary where a rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, September 6, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ojo Caliente with Father Pat Chavez officiating. Burial will follow at the Ojo Caliente Cemetery with the following serving as pallbearers: Joe and Melvin Baca, Henry Trujillo, Peter and Gabriel Baca and Allen Pacheco. The family of Eva Helen Baca has placed their trust in the Rivera Family of Block-Salazar Mortuary. Telephone 505-753-2288 or Toll Free 1-800-443-4854. Please visit our web-site at www.blocksalazarmortuary.com where you may read this obituary in its entirety, view photos and where you may also sign the online guest register book. 

Baca, George Crisantos
July 13, 2006 George Crisantos Baca, 68, of Arroyo Seco passed away on July 13, 2006. He retired from Moly Corp Mine as a welding mechanic. He is survived by his wife, Priscilla Baca, children, Tony Baca (Nancy) of Taos, Sylvia Cordova (Dion) of Velarde, DiAnna Martinez (Melvin) of Albuquerque, Jo Ann Baca (Jack) of Arroyo Seco, Ruby Martinez (Benny) of Velarde, Charlie Baca of Albuquerque, brother, Joe L. Baca (Rufina) of Pueblo, CO. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends. Rosary was recited by the Hermanos of Arroyo Seco on July 14, 2006 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Arroyo Seco. Funeral mass was held on July 15, 2006 at Holy Trinity Church.

Baca, Jesus Maria
4-26-1876 Colorado Daily chieftain, Pueblo, Colorado - Jesus Maria Baca, the oldest native printer in New Mexico, died at Santa Fe on the 20th, aged sixty-five years. He learned his trade in Durango, Mexico, returned to the territory with Padre Martinez, and under the latter establishment the first printing office in the territory of Taos, about the year 1835; and we believe the first printing office west of the Mississippi valley. He remianed in the office until 1847, when it was purchased and removed to Santa Fe by Hovey & Davis, who published the Santa Fe Republican, the first newspaper established and printed in the territory.

Baca, John L.
PFC John L. Baca age 23, resident of Ranchitos. Killed in action Feb 4,1968 in the Quang Tri Province, South Viet Nam. Came under heavy mortar attack while on patrol. He is the 8th Taos County resident to die in the Viet Nam war.His is survived by his parents Mr. & Mrs. Juan Lorenzo Baca; 4 brothers and 4 sisters.The only brother named in the obituary is Alfonso Baca. Taos News Feb 22,1968 1. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Baca, Juan D.
Juan D. Baca age 50, resident of Arroyo Seco,NM. died in Albuquerque June 23,1968. Surviving him is his wife Estrella Baca; Daughter Mrs. Tony Martinez, Mrs. Phil Vigil, Tonita, Feliciana and Rose Baca; Sons Nick, Johnny, Agapito and Luis Baca. Taos News July 11,1968 11 & July 18, 1968 A 5. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Baca, Lorenzo
Lorenzo Baca age 83 of Las Vegas, NM died at his residence 22 March 1909. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Baca, Margarita S.
Margarita S. Baca age 86 of Arroyo Seco, NM died at home Nov 11,1968. She is survived by a son Jose L. Baca; Daughter Mrs. Orlando Arellano; Son-in-law Joe D. Cordova; Daughter-in-law Agapita Baca; Brother Regino Sandovel. Taos News Nov 21,1968 B 6. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Baca, Rosemary
Rosemary Baca, 70, of Taos passed away on January 23, 2006. She is preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Louise Baca. Funeral mass was held on January 27, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.

Baca, Venancio C.
Venancio C. Baca was born on May 18, 1940 in Mesa Rica, NM to Fulgencio and Monica Martinez Baca and passed from this life on August 26, 2008. After spending his childhood in Mosquero, Dawson and Pastura, NM the family moved to Vaughn, NM after the passing of his mother in 1959. That same year, Venancio graduated from Vaughn High School. In 1961 he met the love his life, Catalina Chavez. They married on November 3, 1962 and recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on a cruise with family and friends. After graduation, Venancio worked as a service station attendant and then worked for the Department of Transportation. In 1972 he began working for the Santa Fe Railroad as a trackman. He continued to work for the Railroad for 28 years until his retirement in 2000. Venancio had many talents and joys in his life. He enjoyed playing his guitar and singing to Spanish and oldies music. He also enjoyed experimenting with new notes and chords on his keyboard. For many years he played and sang in the Church Choir with his brother Benji and his sister-in-law Bertha. Throughout the years he played the guitar for many bands including the Gay Notes, Los Vatos, Revilion de Von and the Baca Brothers. Venancio loved being with his family and had a nickname for every one of them. He is survived by his wife, Catalina, of the family home in Vaughn; four daughters and sons- in-law: Ramona (Lazaro, Sr) of Taos, NM, Victoria (Ismael) Castillo, Veronica (Richard) Luna, and Pamela (Ernesto) Baca all of Albuquerque; two grandsons: Derrick (Crystal) Castillo and Lazaro Cardena, Jr; seven granddaughters: Breanna Castillo, Meghan Gutierrez, Tatyanna Gutierrez, Anjelica Gutierrez, Mia Luna and Mykayla Roybal; one great-granddaughter, Jaylynn Castillo. He is also survived by one brother, Benji (Bertha) Baca of Vaughn and one sister, Helen (Gifford) Crowe of Tucumcari as well as numerous nieces, nephews and a host of relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, his grandparents Cruz and Tita Baca, Miguel and Maria Martinez; one granddaughter, Petrina Castillo; a sister, Pauline, who died as an infant; a brother, Mike Baca; sister, Martha Garcia; three nephews, Larry Baca, Ambrossio Chavez and Rafael Chavez, Jr. and his mother-in- law, Ceria Chavez. Rosary services will be held on Thursday, August 28, at 7:00 PM from St. Mary's Church in Vaughn. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 29, at 10:00 AM also from St. Mary's Church with Father Steve Sanchez officiating. Burial will follow at the Evergreen Cemetery in Vaughn. Serving as Pallbearers will be: Chris Arguello, Robert Luna, Michael Baca, Mike Montoya, Pete Zamora and Herry Baca. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be his grandchildren, nephews and nieces. All services are under the direction of Chavez Funeral Home, 923 South 3rd St. Santa Rosa, NM (575) 472-3369. ABQ Journal Fri August 29, 2008

Bailey, Marshall G. Sr.
Albuquerque Journal, June 5, 1998, Marshall G. Bailey Sr. passed away on Friday, May 29, 1998 at his home in Taos. Marshall is survived by his daughter, Astacia D. Bailey; and son, Marshall G. Bailey Jr. of Albuquerque. A family funeral is scheduled for Friday, June 5, 1998, 1:00 p.m., at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Cremation arrangements provided by Metropolitan Direct Burial Center, Inc., 601 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque, 766-9400.

Bailon, Luz Casias
Luz Casias Bailon age 70 Resident of Questa, NM. died in a Colorado hospital Aug 29,1968. Survivors Sons Bernabe, Gilberto, Alex, Filemon, Ernestino and Joe Bialon; Daughters Mrs. Feles Gonzales, Mrs. Elodia Aragon and Mrs. Ruth Gonzales; Brothers Lodio and Loniel Cisneros; Sisters Mrs. Cornelia Arellano, Mrs. Ursula Ortega, Mrs Qutilde Padilla and Mrs. Luzela Quintana. Taos News Sept 5, 1968 3. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Baker, Joe B.
Joe B. Baker, Jr. passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2005 at age 85. Joe was born in Santa Anna, TX on March 7, 1919. His family moved to Hobbs, NM in 1935. Joe graduated from Hobbs H.S. in 1936, having been quarterback of the famous 1935 Hobbs football team. He enrolled at the University of New Mexico in 1936, played freshman football and joined Sigma Chi fraternity that year. He was a house boy at the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority house for two years and luckily met his future wife there. In the fall of 1940, Joe took flying lessons at Cutter Carr and acquired his private pilot's license. He applied to the Army Air Corps to attend flying school and was called up in April 1941. He graduated as a Second Lieutenant from flying school at Luke Field in Phoenix on December 13, 1941. He transferred immediately to March Field California to fly submarine patrol on the west coast. In August 1942, he was ordered to the Aleutian Islands with the 21st Bomb Squadron and flew forty-four combat missions in the battles of Kiska and Attu. He was ordered back to the States in September 1943 and married Betty Budge in Las Vegas, NM on October 8, 1943. After a 30-day leave from combat duty, they reported to Smokey Hill AFB in Salina, KS where Joe became the Director of Flight Training for the crews of the new B-29 bombers. In that capacity he also served four months in Cuba in the spring of 1945. Major Baker was honorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force November 1943. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service in the Aleutians. Back in civilian life, Joe was with B.F. Goodrich (seven years) and with an oil service subsidiary of Richardson Oil Co. in Lafayette, LA (eight years). Back in Albuquerque by 1960, he joined Mountain States Financial Corp. as a manager of their insurance division and retired 23 years later as president. Joe was a member of Central United Methodist Church since 1961. As a long-time member of Four Hills Country Club and in retirement, Joe enjoyed golf and his special golfing friends until rheumatoid arthritis forced him to stop playing in 2002. Joe is survived by his wife, Betty; daughter, Kathy Coll and husband, Lawrence, of Hobbs, NM; son, Joe B. Baker, DVM and wife, Connie of Albuquerque; two granddaughters, Katelyn Scott and Jori Sechrist and their spouses; two grandsons, Jebb Baker and Nicholas Baker; and great-granddaughter, Lauren Scott. He is also survived by his brother in-law, R.W. Erwin; and his niece, Jan Dorris, and spouse, of Taos, NM. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Dimp Baker and his sister, Barbara Erwin. A private family memorial service will be held at Santa Fe National Cemetery on Thursday, March 10, 2005. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church, 1615 Copper Avenue NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106; or The Arthritis Foundation, Greater SW Chapter, 1313 E. Osborn Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85014. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd NE 843-6333  ABQ Journal March 09, 2005

Ballantine, Vincent David
Vincent David Ballantine, 21, of Llano Quemado passed away unexpectedly on October 18, 2009. He is a 2006 graduate of Taos High School. Vincent was a Sergeant with the Department of Corrections and was based at the Penitentiary of New Mexico. He is survived by his mother, Theresa Mondragón (Brent), father, David Ballantine, brother, Daniel, sister, Veronica, nephew Jordan Ballentine, grandparents, Alipio and Sylvia Mondragón, grandmother, Arden Ballantine, grandfather, George Ballentine, uncles, Alipio Mondragón, Jr., Norbert Mondragón (Felicia), Paul Mondragón (Rachael), Aunt/Godmother, Martha Mondragón (Russell), girlfriend, Amanda Navarete and many other relatives and friends. Rosary will be recited on Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 7 PM at San Francisco de Asís Church. Funeral mass will be held on Friday, October 23, 2009 at 10 AM at San Francisco de Asís Church with interment following at the new Llano Quemado Cemetery. Arrangements by Rivera Family Mortuaries.

Barela, Adolfo
Adolfo Barela young son of Justo Barela from Guadalupita, Mora County NM formerly of Des Montes Taos County NM. died 6 Oct 1907 as a result of an accidental shooting. A 38 caliber pistol that he had in a pack discharged causing him a fatal wound. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Barela, Catalina R.
Catalina R. Barela, of Taos passed away on August 30, 2006. She was an Aztec dancer with the dance group Iscalli in Nantzin. She was a very loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. She is survived by her husband, Manuel "Manny" E. Barela, daughters, Jenee "Paloma" Barela and Lucy Padilla (Rhom) all of Taos, parents, Don & Jennie Wilson of Pittsburg. She is also survived by brothers and sisters, Francisco Reyna of Denver, Esther Valverde (Alberto) of Mexico, Rafaela Alvardo (Gabriel) of Mexico, Jessie Reyna of Denver, Maria Reyna of Taos, Louis Chiapparelli (Dolly) of Bakersfield, CA, grandmother, Dominga Espina de Reyna of Mexico, beloved, nieces and nephew, Angelika Barela, Tristan and Isabella Padilla, godchildren, Joshua Reyna, Gabriella Spence, Dominque Spence, Adelina Sanchez, beloved pet, Koqueta, many other relatives and friends. Evening service was held on September 01, 2006. Funeral service was held on September 02, 2006. Both services were held at Taos Foursquare Church. Interment was held at Arroyo Seco Cemetery.

Barela, Chepita Arguello de
Chepita Arguello de Barela age 76 of Rio del Pueblo, NM died at her residence 15 Sept 1907. She is survived by her husband Manuel Barela. Buried in the Juan P. Romero Cemetery. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Barela, Crestino "Chris" F.
August 30, 2000, The Santa Fe New Mexican, page B-2, Crestino "Chris" F. Barella, La Jara resident Crestino "Chris" F. Barela, 66, passed away August 27,2000 at the Conejos County Hospital in La Jara. Chris was born on February 15, 1934 in Los Sauces, Colorado, the son of Santiago Barela and Maria Rita Marquez Barela. Mr. Barela was united in marriage to Mary F. Ortiz on June 12,1965 in Taos, New Mexico. Chris was enlisted in the United States Navy and served during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Barela lived in Chimayo, New Mexico for 35 years and leaves many friends and neighbors there. Chris retired from the State Farm Insurance Agency on March 31, 2000 after 26 years as an Agent, after retirement he was in the process of moving to his beloved San Luis Valley. He was also a member of the American Legion and enjoyed fishing, hunting, square dancing, visiting and helping people, participating in Church functions and spending time with his loving family and friends. Survivors include his loving wife Mary F. Barela of the family home; one daughter Veronica (Lawrence) Apodaca of Albuquerque, NM; one son Jack A. Barela of Denver, CO; two grandsons Anthony J. Barela; Chris Barela both of Santa Fe, NM; one granddaughter Monique Apodaca of Albuquerque, NM; three sisters Viola (Frank) Romero of Denver, CO; Lorraine (Ken) Huard of Colorado Springs, CO; Gloria (Greg) Archunde of Albuquerque, Nm; one brother Richard (Alice) Barela of Denver, Co. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Chris was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter Gina Barela. A Vigil Service with Recitation of the Rosary will be held Wednesday, August 30, 2000 at 7:00 P.M. at Saint Joseph Church in Capulin. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, August 31, 2000 at 2:00 P.M. at Saint Joseph Church in Capulin. Memorial Contributions may be made the Chris Barela Memorial Scholarship Fund at Valley National Bank in Espanola, NM 87532. Family and friends may call Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. at Romero Funeral Home in Alamosa, who is taking care of the arrangements.

Barela, Diego
Diego Barela Age 80 of Arroyo Seco, NM died 25 June 1905. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Barela, Delfina T. de
Delfina T. de Barela age and residence not listed. died 31 Oct 1909 at 10:00 PM. Survived by husband and children. Names not listed. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Barros, Armida E.
Armida E. Barros, age 62, passed away at a local hospital Friday morning, April 20, 2001. She was born July 14, 1938, in Cuba New Mexico to the late Rudolph F. and Maria L. (Montoya) Velarde. She is survived by her son, Steve P. Barros and his wife, Tammy McGuinness of Albuquerque, New Mexico; three sisters, Dorothy Velarde Gusdorf and her husband, Frank of Taos, New Mexico, Edith Velarde Massey of Cuba, New Mexico, Consuelo V. Chavez and her husband, Benito I. of Albuquerque; four grandchildren, Monique, Estevan, Tamara and Tanya. She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church. Ms. Barros was a Business Analyst with Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico for 36 years. Visitation will be Sunday afternoon April 22, 2001 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and the Rosary will follow in the Palm Chapel of the Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave SE. A Mass will be celebrated Monday April 23, 2001 at 9:00 a.m. at the Queen of Heaven Church located at 5311 Phoenix Ave NE. Pallbearers will be Steve Barros, John Brandt , Aaron Massey, Guillermo Elizalde, Frank Gusdorf and Benito I. Chavez. Honorary pallbearers will be Rudy Ben Chavez, Andrew Chavez, David Chavez, Vidal Velarde and Richard Velarde Sr. Interment will follow at approximately 1:00 PM at the Catholic Cemetery in Cuba, New Mexico. The arrangements for Armida E. Barros are under the direction of the Strong-Thorne Mortuary. ABQ Journal Mon April 23, 2001

Barry, Charles
Charles Barry March 15, 1917 - May 4, 2005 Charles Barry a life long resident of Pojoaque passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2005. He will be lovingly remembered for his intelligence, humor, unwavering devotion to his wife and family, and his pride in serving his country. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years Maria Barry on April 14, 2005, parents, Richard and Matiena Barry, step sons, Arturo and Ruben Quintana. He is survived by his daughters, Lisa Meeks and her husband Carl of Ridgecrest, CA, Anna Mc Lain and her husband Jim of Socorro, and Nora Barry of Albuquerque, Step daughters, Margie Hoffman of Moreno Valley, CA, Marie Fitzgerald and her husband Brandon of San Francisco, CA, sister in laws, Rosalina Gomez of El Rancho, Ruth Montoya of Santa Fe, Conce Romero of Albuquerque, and Eralia Mead and her husband Art of Las Vegas, NV, brother in law, Aguinaldo Romero and his wife Trinnie of El Rancho, 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild, as well as many other family members and friends. Recitation of the rosary was held on Sunday, May 8 at 5:30 pm at Block-Salazar Mortuary in Espanola. A funeral was held on Monday, May 9 at 9:30 also at Block-Salazar Mortuary. The burial will followed at The Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe at 11:30 pm with military honors. The Rivera Family of Block-Salazar Mortuary are providing the Family of Charles Barry with care and professional services. (505) 753-2288 or 1(800) 443-4854.

Barry, Maria G.
Maria G. Barry May 7, 1907 - April 14, 2005 Maria G. Barry 97 a life long resident of Pojoaque passed away Thursday, April 14, 2005. She will be lovingly remembered for her selflessness and her joy of family, friends and life. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jose and Refugio Gonzales, Sons, Arturo and Ruben Quintana. She is survived by her husband of 58 years Charles Barry of Pojoaque, daughters, Margie Hoffman of Moreno Valley, CA, Marie Fitzgerald and her husband Brandon of San Francisco, CA, Lisa Meeks and her husband Carl of Ridgecrest, CA, Anna Mc Lain and her husband Jim of Socorro, and Nora Barry of Albuquerque, sisters, Rosalina Gomez of El Rancho, Ruth Montoya of Santa Fe, Conce Romero of Albuquerque, and Eralia Mead and her husband Art of Las Vegas, NV, brother, Aguinaldo Romero and his wife Trinnie of El Rancho, 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild, as well as many other family members and friends. Recitation of the rosary was held on Sunday, April 17 th at Block-Salazar Mortuary in Espanola at 6:30 p.m., funeral service also took place at Block-Salazar Mortuary at 9:30 a.m., on Monday April 18 th, burial will followed at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. The Rivera Family of Block-Salazar Mortuary are providing the Family of Maria G. Barry with care and professional services. (505) 753-2288 or 1(800) 443-4854. Facts Born: May 7, 1907 Place of Birth: New Mexico Death: April 14, 2005 Place of Death: Española, New Mexico

Bartolo, Dionisio
Friday 26 March 1909 Antonio Di Tulio in the Raton, NM Plaza, shot Dionisio Bartolo in the stomach with a pistol. Dionisio Bartolo fled into his brothers Francisco Bartolo's house located nearby and laid on a sofa. His sister in law (Francisco Bartolo) wife went to check Dionisio Bartolo to see what was wrong when Antonio Di Tulio came into the house and started shooting. He shot Mrs. Bartolo whom had her back to him, on the back of the head killing her instantly. Antonio Di Tulio fled the scene, Francisco Bartolo came into his house and found his wife dead and his brother dying. Learning that Antonio Di Tulio was the killer Francisco Dioniso armed himself with a dagger. He tracked Antonio Di Tulio and they engaged in mortal combat. Antonio Di Tulio was stabbed and killed.In all killed were Mrs. Francisco Bartolo (her name not listed), Dionisio Bartolo and Antonio Di Tulio. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Bartolo, Mrs. Francisco
Friday 26 March 1909 Antonio Di Tulio in the Raton, NM Plaza, shot Dionisio Bartolo in the stomach with a pistol. Dionisio Bartolo fled into his brothers Francisco Bartolo's house located nearby and laid on a sofa. His sister in law (Francisco Bartolo) wife went to check Dionisio Bartolo to see what was wrong when Antonio Di Tulio came into the house and started shooting. He shot Mrs. Bartolo whom had her back to him, on the back of the head killing her instantly. Antonio Di Tulio fled the scene, Francisco Bartolo came into his house and found his wife dead and his brother dying. Learning that Antonio Di Tulio was the killer Francisco Dioniso armed himself with a dagger. He tracked Antonio Di Tulio and they engaged in mortal combat. Antonio Di Tulio was stabbed and killed.In all killed were Mrs. Francisco Bartolo (her name not listed), Dionisio Bartolo and Antonio Di Tulio. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Bason, Ottie Gay Hansen
Ottie Gay Hansen Bason, 89, beloved mother, grandmother, friend, and advisor, passed away Friday, July 8, 2005. Ottie was born to George and Marian "Red" Hansen on March 14, 1916 in Mc Neil, AZ. The family moved to a cotton farm near Brazito, NM, in the Mesilla Valley when she was 3. She attended Brazito school and then graduated from Las Cruces High School. She graduated from Regina School of Nursing in Albuquerque, NM, and then obtained a degree in Public Health Nursing from Western Reserve in Cleveland, OH. She married Raymon C. Bason in 1939. She worked as a Public Health Nurse in Torrance, and San Miguel counties in New Mexico. From 1967 to 1970, Ottie was a project field director and nurse for the Las Cruces Migrant Ministry. Under her direction, many improvements were made including medical clinics in the field, child care centers, improved housing, an auto mechanics shop for the workers, and increased grants for the migrant workers of the Mesilla Valley. She also was a nurse at Carrie Tingley Hospital in Truth or Consequences, NM and at the State Training School in Los Lunas, NM. She retired from nursing and lived in Albuquerque for many years before moving to El Paso, TX 3 years ago. Preceding her in death were her husband, Raymon and their youngest daughter, Sandra Bason Mortimer. Also preceding her in death were her three older brothers, Forrest, William, and Robert Hansen. Surviving her are her daughters, Frankie Johnson Lewis (Jim) of Albuquerque and Jenny Robinson (Fulton) of El Paso, TX; and a son-in-law, Eugene Mortimer of Taos, NM; and nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Ottie was a devout Roman Catholic. She will be buried next to her parents near Mesquite, NM, over-looking the Mesilla Valley that she loved so much. Graveside Service will be held Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Missionary Ridge Cemetery, New Mexico. ABQ Journal Wed July 13, 2005

Battu, Giuseppi
Sunday night a mine explosion in Englevill, Colorado killed the mine superintendent Alex Jacobs and mine employees Frank Feraro, Carlos Fulchero, Giuseppi Battu and Joe Rizzi. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Bauske, Vivian
Vivian Bauske, 88, formerly of Clovis, New Mexico, died Friday, December 9, 2005, at The Cottages of Albuquerque, where she had resided for the past three years. She was born Friday, August 17, 1917, in Harrisburg, Missouri. Vivian is survived by one son, Dr. Roger Hren, and wife, Marie, of Albuquerque, and daughter, Erlene E. Seay, and husband, Glenn, of Los Alamos; three granddaughters, Kimberly Smith of South Carolina, Jenny Hudgens, and husband, James, of Anthony, Sahmantha Seay Cannon of Santa Fe; two grandsons, Tim Seay, and wife, Karol, of Taos, Jeff Seay, and wife, Jacque, of Los Alamos; three great grandchildren, Austin Hudgens, Reed Hudgens, and Victoria Hudgens of Anthony, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband of fifty-four years, Weldon R. Bauske. Her family purchased a farm in La Junta, Colorado, and they left Harrisburg when Vivian was two years old. She grew up in La Junta and moved to Clovis, where she went to beauty school and became a beautician. Graveside services will take place Saturday, December 17, 2005, 11:30 a.m., at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens in Clovis, New Mexico. Memorial contributions may be made to The George Branch Education Fund, c/o The Cottages of Albuquerque, 3920 Juan Tabo NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87111, or to the Parkland Baptist Church Building Fund, 921 Parkland Dr., Clovis, NM, 88101. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400 ABQ Journal Fri December 16, 2005

Bauske, Weldon R.
Weldon R. Bauske, 83, a longtime resident of New Mexico, died Thursday, September 19, 2002. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Vivian A. Bauske of Clovis; daughter, Erlene E. Seay and husband, Glenn E. of Los Alamos; son, Dr. E. Roger Hren and wife, Marie of Albuquerque; grandsons, Tim Weldon Seay and wife, Karol of Taos and Jeff G. Seay and wife, Jacque S. of Los Alamos; granddaughters, Cindy Seay of Santa Fe, Kimberly Smith and husband, Jonathan of South Carolina and Jenny Hudgens and husband, James of Canutillo, TX; great-grandchildren, Austin Hudgens and Reed Hudgens; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Bauske served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was owner of W.R. Bauske and Co. General Contractors in Clovis for over 50 years. Mr. Bauske was a member of the Chamber of Commerce and served on the Board of Directors at Western Bank of Clovis for many years. He was a member of Parkland Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. Mr. Bauske was also involved with Gideons International, owned and operated the Portales Inn and Travelers Inn of Portales for a number of years, and was well known in agricultural circles in Eastern New Mexico. Services will be held Saturday, September 21, 2002, at 1:30 p.m., at Sandia Baptist Church, 9429 Constitution NE in Albuquerque, with Dr. Robert J. Butler officiating. Visitation will take place at the church, one hour prior to services. Graveside services will take place Monday, September 23, 2002, at 11:00 a.m., at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens in Clovis, with Pastor Doug Brooks officiating. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Carestone Assisted Living, 7101 Eubank Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, 87122. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM. ABQ Journal Sat September 21, 2002

Baxter, Robert H.
Robert H. Baxter, 84, an Albuquerque resident, died Sunday, October 8, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Wilma Baxter of Albuquerque; son, Scott Baxter and wife, Judy of Albuquerque; daughter, Sandra Baxter of Taos, NM; sister, Lois Schneider of Oshkosh, WI; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Baxter served in the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Navy during WWII. Following WWII he was employed at Los Alamos National Laboratory. After moving to Albuquerque in 1962 he retired from Sandia National Laboratory after 25 years service. He was a member of Mountainside Church of Christ and the Roadrunner RV Club. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, October 12, 2006 at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel with Alan Taylor, officiating. Friends may visit at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, on Wednesday, October 11, 2006 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of their choice. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500 ABQ Journal Tue October 10, 2006

Bean, Richard Gates Sr.
Richard Gates (Dick) Bean, Sr. of Roswell, New Mexico died peacefully the afternoon of Sunday, November 1, 2009 at the age of 90 while watching the Dallas Cowboys football game. A life-long resident of Roswell, New Mexico, Mr. Bean was born on the family farm to the late Robert Perry Bean, Jr. and Verda Lee Gates Bean on December 1, 1918. In his youth, Mr. Bean had an extensive paper route throughout Roswell and was a master tennis player. He also served as the fingerprint technician for his father who was the Sheriff of Chaves County. Mr. Bean graduated from Roswell High School in 1936. In 1942, he graduated with highest honors from the University of Texas with a bachelor's degree in accounting. He then attended the University of Arizona School of Law, graduating second in the class of 1946. Mr. Bean then returned to Roswell to begin his sixty-three year practice of law, first in the field of family law and then later in estate planning and trusts. Mr. Bean was elected to two terms as the Roswell City Attorney in 1952 and 1954 and served as the president of the Chaves County Bar Association in 1953 and 1954. He also served on the School Board from 1959 through 1965 and served as a County Commissioner of Chaves County from 1974 to 1976. In 1995, at the age of 76, Mr. Bean was elected the Chaves County Probate Court Judge, serving two consecutive four-year terms. Mr. Bean was fondly known as "Mr. Democrat" in Chaves County. Mr. Bean was a member of the Chaves County Bar Association and was active in the Roswell Sertoma Club for more than 60 years, receiving the "Service to Mankind" award in the 1970s. He served on the boards of the Roswell Humane Society and the Roswell Boys Club. Mr. Bean also collected vintage cars and was an active member of the Valley Vintage Antique Car Club. Mr. Bean is survived by his wife of 54 years, Martha Winder Bean; and their children, son Richard Gates Bean, Jr. and his wife Lynda of Harker Heights, Texas; and daughter Martha Lee Bean of Allen, Texas. He also is survived by his three grandsons, Richard Gates Bean, III, Taylor Rhea Bean, and Morgan Alexander Bean, all of Harker Heights, Texas; Mr. Bean also is survived by four nephews, R. Perry Bean, IV and his wife Sue of Midlothian, Texas, William W. (Tad) Osborn and his wife Kim of Roswell, New Mexico, John Winder and his wife Patti of Pullman, Washington, and Jim Winder and his wife Katrina of Hillsboro, New Mexico; Mr. Bean also is survived by four nieces, Patricia Bean Mason and her husband Ben of Taos, New Mexico, Janet "Enid" Osborn-Schneidemen and her husband Jay of Santa Barbara, California, Louise Long of Las Cruces, New Mexico, and Nancy Winder-Mitthof and her husband Axel of Viola, Idaho. Also surviving Mr. Bean are his sister-in-law Hermie Childs Bean Davis of Midlothian, Texas; and his adopted son J. T Bowyer, his wife Iris and daughter Lindsey of Harker Heights, Texas Mr. Bean was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Robert Perry Bean, III; and his nephew Richard Terry Bean. Pallbearers are J. T. Bowyer, William W. (Tad) Osborn, Ben Mason, Kenny Forrest, Greg Eiffert and Parker Eiffert. Honorary Pallbearers are Senator Timothy Z. Jennings, Tom Jennings, Robert Chewning, Morgan Nelson, Lowell Davina, Joe Phillips, Lowell Hughes, Stan Santheson, James P. Johns, Tim Whalen, Charles Chewning, John Bonds and all members of the Chaves County Bar Association. Services for Richard Gates (Dick) Bean will be held on Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Roswell, New Mexico. Interment will immediately follow the services at South Park Cemetery in Roswell. Preceding the services, family and friends are invited to a luncheon at 12:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church. All funeral arrangements are being handled by LaGrone Funeral Chapel in Roswell, New Mexico. Flowers may be sent to LaGrone's Funeral Home or to the First United Methodist Church. Memorial donations may be sent to either the Cowboy Bell Scholarship Fund at the First United Methodist Church in Roswell, New Mexico or to the Roswell Humane Society.   ABQ Journal November 05, 2009

Bearce, Margaret Cartmell
Margaret Cartmell Bearce, our beloved Mother, Grandmother, Gran-Gran, and Great-Grandmother, passed gracefully, at the age of 92, Wednesday, December 7, 2005. Margaret's greatest joy was being with her three children: Ann, Sara and Steve, and their children. In keeping with Margaret's wishes, in lieu of a memorial service, her family gathered during her last days at Sara's home to remember her life. . . These times were filled with laughter, tears, more laughter and tears. . . just as Margaret wanted and loved, her family was together. Margaret left a legacy through the two books of memories and genealogic history dating back to forefathers arriving, prior to the American Revolution, and extending in time to the activities of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her prize-winning needlework was admired by many and treasured by her children. Mary Margaret Miller was born on July 29, 1913 in Mattoon, IL, the daughter of Floy Gilbert and Howard Eugene Miller who was County Superintendent of Highways. Margaret grew up on a farm and spent summers at her grandmother's where she and her sister would take a picnic basket where they played in the woods by White Creek which found its way to the Ohio River. Later her family moved to Mattoon. Her memory books are filled with memories of a rich community life and friends, many of whom she continued to see through the years. She graduated high school in 1931 and attended Christian College in Columbia, MO, graduating with a math degree. In 1937, the oil business arrived in Illinois. She met and married William Martin Cartmell, a geologist with Skelly Oil. His job was vital to the war effort in WWII. Two daughters, Margaret Ann Cartmell and Sara Cartmell were born in Illinois. In 1945, the family moved to Tulsa, OK, where a son Steven Gilbert Cartmell was born. Margaret's interest in travel and new experiences brought the family to New Mexico in the 1950s. She was preceded in death by William Martin Cartmell, in 1960. Margaret worked for the Coronado Credit Union, the UNM Physical Plant, and the First State Bank of Taos. In 1967, she married Albert Bearce. They spent many happy years living at the D.H. Lawrence Ranch in Taos, NM. She is survived by a sister, Mildred Richardson and her family of Illinois; her three children, Margaret Ann Swayze and spouse, Ben Swayze, of Waterboro, ME, Sara Pyeatt and spouse, Bob Pyeatt, of Albuquerque; Steven Cartmell and spouse, Judy Saavedra Cartmell of Albuquerque; her seven grandchildren: Eileen Krebs and spouse, Tom Krebs of Olathe, KS, Audrey Crawford of Aurora, CO, Paul Crawford and spouse, Noreen Sicat Crawford of Portland, ME, Alyssa Tapia and spouse, Alan Tapia of Albuquerque, Brett Bearce of Washington D.C., Travis Cartmell and spouse, Shanti Rutledge Cartmell of Glenwood Springs, CO, and Michael Cartmell of Albuquerque; her eight great-grandchildren, Jenna, Michelle, and Rene Crane, Anya Crawford, Taylor and Haley Tapia, Marcus Rutledge, and Noah "Tony" Cartmell. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Ambercare Hospice at 5100 Indian School Rd. NE., Albuquerque, NM 87110, who greatly supported her and her family during Margaret's passing. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010         ABQ Journal Sun December 11, 2005

Belanger , Jayne E.
Jayne E. Belanger January 24, 2006 Jayne E. Belanger, 53, of Sunshine Valley passed away on January 24, 2006. She is survived by her daughter, Sarah Smith of Sunshine Valley, mother, Betty Simon, brother, Steven Kelsey, sister, Linda Kelsey, grandmother, Phyllis Learned and grandson, James H.B. Smith. Funeral mass was held on January 27, 2006 at Cerro Catholic Church, interment followed at Sunshine Valley Cemetery. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home.

Benavidez, Angelo Victor
Angelo Victor Benavidez, 3, of Albuquerque, and his grandfather, Robert Victor Benavidez, 58, of Ranchos de Taos passed away unexpectedly on November 29, 2008. Angelo is survived by his parents, Iven and Kimberly Benavidez, grandparents, Charlene Benavidez, Willie & Cree Medina and many other relatives. Robert is survived by his wife, Charlene Benavidez, sons, Iven Benavidez, wife, Kimberly and Paul Benavidez, wife Devona and many other relatives. Rosary will be recited on Monday, December 8, 2008 at 7 p.m., at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 10 a.m., at San Francisco de Asis Church. In lieu of flowers, please make monetary donations at Peoples Bank of Taos or Albuquerque. Arrangements by Rivera Family Mortuaries. ABQJournal December 07, 2008

Benavidez, Christine Diane
Christine Diane, 42-Loving mother, wife, daughter, sister, and friend born October 12, 1961 went to be with our Lord on April 16, 2004. She is survived by her husband Tomas, loving daughters Danielle 18, Justeen 16, and Alexondria 12; loving parents Cresencio and Alice Griego; sisters Edwina Abreu and husband Alfred, Rose Sandoval and husband Joseph, father and mother in-law Tom and Kathy Benavidez and brother in-laws, Michael and David Benavidez. Special nieces and nephews, Janelle, Alfred Jr., and Brittany Abreu, Nicholas Sandoval, Michael Benavidez Jr., Marissa and Megan Benavidez. She was a native of Albuquerque but lived in Taos, New Mexico, for the past 6 years. She attended Del Norte High School. She was truly a special woman and mother devoted to her children. She had the warmest and biggest heart and opened it up to everyone. She loved her dog Eddy and to take long drives while listening to country music. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m., Monday April 19 at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church. Mass of Christian burial will be held at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 20. A burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. A memorial mass will also be held on Wednesday, April 21 at 5:30 p.m. at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church in Ranchos de Taos, Taos, NM. Pallbearers will be Alfred Abreu, Sr., Alfred Abreu, Jr., Joseph Sandoval, Michael Benavidez Sr., Michael Benavidez, Jr., and David Benavidez. Honorary pallbearers will be Nicholas Sandoval, Marcos Martinez, and Raymond Cortez. In lieu of flowers the family would like donations to be made to an Education fund setup for her daughters at NM State Employees Credit Union or the Alliance for the Mentally Ill. ABQ Journal April 21, 2004

Benavidez, Edward Joseph
Edward Joseph Benavidez peacefully passed on from this life at the age of 78, on Sunday, August 10, 2003, and left surviving him his daughter, Rosella Garcia, husband, Frank, and his son, Edward Frank Benavidez, Esquire. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Anthony Benavidez, and his sister, Cleotilde (Tillie) Block. Mr. Benavidez was well-known for his devotion to promoting the cultural heritage of his native Northern New Mexico ancestry and was a founding member of Los Caballeros de Vargas and the Santa Fe chapter of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and enjoyed lifetime membership benefits in La Union Protectiva de Santa Fe. His military service included serving in an infantry unit during World War II and the Korean Conflict, and he was decorated for bravery during the Battle for Normandy; he was a founding member of the honor guard unit of American Legion, Carlisle-Bennett Unit, Post 13. He was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on December 13, 1924, and, during the Cold War era, from 1946 to 1967, he was employed with the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the United States Atomic Energy Commission where, as an electronics technician, at nuclear explosion test sites in Mercury, Nevada, the Pacific Johnson Islands, Antarctica and the North and South Poles, he assisted with the retrieval and examination of instruments placed from each explosion s"ground zero". Also surviving Mr. Benavidez are grandchildren, Michelle Rodriguez, husband Donald, David Anaya, Michael Anthony Benavidez, Kimberly Lorenzini, husband Massimo, Phillip Anaya, Mario Benavidez and Javier Benavidez, Misty Duran and Donald Duran, Jr. His great-grandchildren include Candace Payne, Anthony, Matthew, Elyxus, and Sheyane Anaya, and Anthony Michael Benavidez. Mr. Benavidez children, Rosella and Edward, and his brother Armando and sister Mary, invite his many relatives and friends to join them in celebrating his passage from this life at memorial services which are to take place as follows: Tuesday, August 12th, 2003, 7:15 p.m., San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church, Old Town Plaza, Albuquerque, NM; reception to immediately follow at the San Jose Mission Parish Hall, Los Duranes Community Wednesday, August 13, 2003, 11:00 a.m., Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Agua Fria and Sandoval Streets, Santa Fe, NM; meal to be served immediately following at the BPOE Elks Lodge, Old Taos Highway. ABQ Journal Tue August 12, 2003

Benavidez, Robert Victor
Angelo Victor Benavidez, 3, of Albuquerque, and his grandfather, Robert Victor Benavidez, 58, of Ranchos de Taos passed away unexpectedly on November 29, 2008. Angelo is survived by his parents, Iven and Kimberly Benavidez, grandparents, Charlene Benavidez, Willie & Cree Medina and many other relatives. Robert is survived by his wife, Charlene Benavidez, sons, Iven Benavidez, wife, Kimberly and Paul Benavidez, wife Devona and many other relatives. Rosary will be recited on Monday, December 8, 2008 at 7 p.m., at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 10 a.m., at San Francisco de Asis Church. In lieu of flowers, please make monetary donations at Peoples Bank of Taos or Albuquerque. Arrangements by Rivera Family Mortuaries. ABQJournal December 07, 2008

Benevidez, Terry J.
Terry J. Benavidez July 7, 1955 - April 6, 2005 Terry Benavidez Age 49 of Cuyamungue, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday April 6, 2005. He is survived by his wife Mary Ellen Benavidez of Pojoaque, daughter Jackie Anderson and her husband Russell of Norman OK., sons, Jeremy Benavidez and his fiancé Claudia Marquez of Alcalde, and Jason Benavidez of Pojoaque, Granddaughter Mercedes Anderson, parents, Jackie and Senobia Benavidez of Tesuque, sisters; Barbara Benavidez of Pojoaque, and Jeanette Benavidez and her fiancé Mark Larson of Espanola, brothers, Robert Benavidez and his partner Anita Trujillo and Ronald Benavidez and his wife Rosemary all of Santa Fe, mother and father in-law, Theresa and John Daly of Pojoaque, brother in-laws, David Sena and his fiancé Anna Griego of Albuquerque, Johnny Sena and his partner Margo Salazar of Santa Fe, and Anthony Barela of Albuquerque, as well as many nieces, nephews family and friends. Recitation of the rosary will take place on Friday April 8, at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Santa Fe, Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday April 9, at 10:00 a.m. also at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Santa Fe, with cremation to follow. The Rivera Family of Block-Salazar Mortuary are providing the Family of Terry Benavidez with care and professional services. (505) 753-2288 or 1 (800) 443-4854. Born: July 7, 1955 Place of Birth: Santa Fe, New Mexico Death: April 6, 2005 Place of Death: Santa Fe, New Mexico

Bennett, Gloria R.
Gloria R. Bennett, mother, friend, avid skier, business woman, community organizer. Gloria Rinaldi Bennett died on July 17, 2009 at the age of 81 of natural causes. A successful businesswoman and owner of Tall Girl, Tall and Small Girl, Undercover Designs of Albuquerque and Gloria Bennett's of Santa Fe, she kept busy in retail organizations. As president of the New Mexico Retailers' Association, she became the first woman in the United States to hold such a position. Wife of the former Marvin "Jack" Bennett; and proud mother of four children, she is succeeded by her son Robert Bennett, of Mesa, Arizona, daughters Joan Bennett, of Conroe, Texas, Judith Delgado of Seattle, Washington and Cynthia Montoya of Las Vegas, Nevada. She had a special love for her four granddaughters, Anne Seifert, Leah Haas, Laura Montoya and Lauren Delgado. She taught them all to ski and take the black diamonds like the expert that she was. Never afraid to express an opinion, she wrote several columns and letters to the editor in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Taos newspapers. She retired in Taos after operating successful bed and breakfasts in Santa Fe and in Taos. Her sister, Nancy Dufresne and her brother, Donald Rinaldi join with the family in grieving. A Celebration of her life and Memorial Service will be held in Taos on September 12, 2009 at 11 a.m., at Stewart House Bed and Breakfast.    ABQJournal August 02, 2009

Benrimo, Thomas
October 06, 2000, The Santa Fe New Mexican, Page: P-22, Southwest landscape drew artist to Taos, Persistent childhood memories of the dramatic desert in the Southwest prompted artist Thomas Benrimo, a successful New York painter, illustrator and stage designer, to move to Taos in 1939.The artist was 19 when the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire destroyed his early drawings and notebooks of his studies, and forced the family to move to New York.During that cross-country trip, Benrimo caught his first glimpse of the American desert, which he never forgot. Years later, he returned to Taos to become a full-time painter, inspired in his abstract pieces by the New Mexico landscape. Benrimo may not be as widely recognized today as other artists of the Taos colony but during his lifetime his cubist, surreal and abstract paintings were exhibited internationally, and celebrated for their distinctive style and form. His work is intentionally evocative, simultaneously for the mind and the emotions, writes Taos painter Earl Stroh, who recently authored a new catalog about Benrimo for the Canfield Gallery in Santa Fe. Benrimos paintings often require on the part of the viewer a willingness to devote time and attention, Stroh writes in the catalog. Most of the best works are complete in their own exact and exquisite integrity, not proselytizing in any way, offering to the willing viewer multiple levels of experience. Benrimos paintings and drawings can be viewed at the Canfield Gallery show, which opens with a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7.His paintings were of sheer unadulterated quality, said Stroh, a member of the Taos artists colony and Benrimos close friend.Theres an awful lot to be said about him. I knew him well. He mentored me at the beginning of our friendship. Benrimo was born in 1887, the youngest of five children in a privileged San Francisco family, according to Strohs catalog text.Benrimo began to draw at an early age, learning from Chinese friends in his neighborhood. But his fathers financial failure forced the boy to work to help support the family. Still, Benrimo had time to nurture his childhood interest in astronomy into a fascination with Blake, Dante, psychic phenomena and the occult. Living in tenement housing in New York, Benrimo developed tuberculosis, which plagued him into middle age. Nonetheless, he achieved success as a magazine illustrator and stage designer, earning the 1935 Art Directors Award for that years best color illustration.He also taught at Pratt Institute, where he was one of the first artists in the country to introduce many of the teaching methods developed at Germanys Bauhaus School of Design.Benrimo explored cubism, surrealism and pure abstraction. He believed abstract art departs from reality and nature only to draw far-reaching conclusions about reality. A legitimate abstract work of art can be produced only on the basis of a profound knowledge of nature.One of his last paintings, The Bathers, presents an inspired contrast of opposites: moon and mountains, youth and age, and figures that reference modern art by Picasso as well as classical sculpture by the ancient Greeks.Benrimo was one of the most intelligent and complex of artists, both as a man and in his work, Stroh writes. Partly because of this, he is one of the subtlest and most rewarding.Stroh, who spent time at Benrimos home, also shared memories of the artists wife, Dorothy. Dorothy modeled for most of his nudes, Stroh said. She was also a great jeweler. Four of her jewelry pieces are in the Museum of International Folk Art collection. Benrimo died in 1958, leaving behind a large legacy of work. His paintings are in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of Art, the Denver Art Museum and the Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art. Closer to home, his work hangs in Santa Fes Museum of Fine Arts, The University of New Mexico Museum of Art and Taos Harwood Museum and Wurlitzer Foundation.

Benson, Mary V.
Mary V. Benson, age 92, born in Green Forest, AR in 1914, passed away peacefully on June 20, 2006 in Albuquerque, NM. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Reo J. Benson, in 1993. She is survived by four children; Douglas Benson of Manhattan, KS, Karen Benson of Omaha, NE; Donald Benson of Seattle, WA, and Pattie Timmons of Deming, NM; two grandchildren, Eric Benson of Wamego, KS, and Craig Benson of Columbia, MO; and two great-grandchildren, Margaret and Josephine Benson of Wamego, KS. A long-time resident of Taos, NM, she and her husband retired in Albuquerque in 1982. The Memorial Service will be held on Friday, July 21, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Amber Care Hospice, 5100 Indian School Rd. NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87110 or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements are entrusted to French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, ABQ, NM (505) 275-3500  ABQ Journal Sun July 16, 2006

Berghofer, C. Louis
C. Louis Berghofer was born in Taos Junction, NM on January 11, 1930 to Carl and Winnifred Berghofer. He was raised in Rinconada, NM. A lifelong resident of New Mexico, Louis died peacefully at home October 2, 2001 in Rio Rancho. He is survived by his wife, Sue; his children, Steve Carpenter and wife, Kathy of Corpus Christy, TX, Linda Dilsaver and husband, Ben of Erie, CO; and Rebecca Jones and husband, Brian of Roswell, NM. Ten grandchildren also survive, Danny, Jared, Ethan, Matthew, and Shaeleen Carpenter, Rachel and Mitchell Dilsaver, Kyla, Kendra and Kelsey Jones; and two great-grandchildren; his brother, Carl Berghofer and wife, Faith with children, Carl Jr. and Elaine of Rinconada also survive him. Louis worked for the New Mexico Game and Fish Dept. for 37 years and was extremely dedicated to wild life conservation. During his life he enjoyed square dancing in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, umpiring for little league, and fishing. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the American Cancer Society of Lovelace Hospice. The Services will be held at Peace Lutheran Church, 2800 19th Ave., Rio Rancho on Thursday, October 4, 2001 at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Eric Ziecker officiating. Honorary Pallbearers are Bill McAdams, Harold Olson, Jerry Allen, Jim Ross, Charlie Williams and Tom Alderette. Sunrise Society is serving the family (891-8200).   ABQ Journal Thu October 04, 2001

Berghofer, Faith K.
Faith K. Berghofer, 81, of Embudo passed away on February 27, 2006. She was born on May 30, 1924 in Superior, Wisconsin to Eugene and Florence Keaough. She came to New Mexico as a missionary nurse in 1946 for Embudo Presbyterian Hospital. She was a graduate of St. Luke Hospital School of Nursing. She worked for several northern New Mexico hospitals and home health. She was active in getting the first ambulance service started in northern New Mexico at Embudo and Dixon Fire Department. Faith loved her nursing career and family. At the end of her life she continued to care about her former patients, family and friends. She is preceded in death by her son, Gorden Eugene Berghofer, sisters, Jesse Clark, Florence Williams, Mary Ford, brothers, William, Rupert and Eugene Keaough. She is survived by her husband, Carl B. Berghofer Sr., son, Carl B. Berghofer Jr., daughter, Faith Elaine Berghofer, grandchildren, Carl J., Mikeal and Sharita Joyce Berghofer, Philip John Chrysler, Faith Ellen Shehane, Joseph Eugene Chrysler, great grandchildren, Kyley, Delaney Sage and Gorden Hale. Memorial service was held on Saturday, March 25, 2006 at Dixon Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Dixon Presbyterian Church or your local church.

Bergthold, Steven Daniel
Steven Daniel Bergthold, 60, formerly of Albuquerque, died Saturday, December 16, 2006 in his home in Victorville, CA. Steve is survived by his wife, Nancy of Victorville CA; daughters, Kelli and Sara Bergthold, both from Albuquerque, Step Daughters, Courtney Carman of Los Angeles, CA, Emily Carman of New York, NY and Step Son, Jeffrey Carman of Rancho Cucamonga, CA; his mother, Eileen Bergthold; his brother, Stan Bergthold and wife, Muriel Bergthold, all of Salem, OR; many other family members in Oregon and California; his close friends, including Ted and Angie Scarberry, Bob Toltuch and Donna Hanna-Chase; as well as the staff and students at Hoover Middle School, all whom were very loving and supportive. He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Bergthold. Steve was a teacher for over 37 years, most of it, teaching Special Education students. He taught for Albuquerque Public Schools for over 12 years, last teaching at Hoover Middle School until April of this year. He received his BA in History from Cal State Fullerton in Fullerton, California in 1968, and his Master Degree in Special Education from the University of New Mexico in 1998. Steve was also a very talented Artist, working in various Medias, and at one time, had his works in galleries throughout the country, including Laguna Beach, California, Taos, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque. His talent as an Artist has been inherited by his daughter Kelli, and his creativity echoes in his daughter Sara with her talent in photography. As a Christian, we know he is in heaven with the Lord and all of his loved ones who preceded him. Even in his final days, Steve was still the teacher, teaching us how to serve another by giving and caring for another person with love, tenderness, kindness and respect, while mentoring us also with love, kindness, patience and laughter. The world will miss a good and caring person, and his family will miss a most loving, caring and devoted, husband, father, son and brother. His family is comforted with his loss, knowing they will someday be reunited with him in heaven. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity. He would also like for you to take a moment to teach someone, especially a child, something to make that individual a better person, willing to give service to God and to others. Services will be held in Albuquerque privately with the family. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333 ABQ Journal Sun January 07, 2007

Berninghaus, Winnifred
Winnifred Berninghaus Resident of Taos. died at Holy Cross Hospital, Taos, NM. Oct 1,1968. Born in Raton, NM. The daughter of Dr. and Mrs. James Jackson Shuler. She was the wife of the famous Taos Artist O. E. Berninghaus. She is survived by her sister Evelyn Shuler; First cousins Mrs. J. MacDougal, Jack Hayden, Albert Hayden and Whitehall Hayden; Son and daughter of the artist Mrs. J. P. Brandenburg and Charles Berninghaus. Taos News Oct 3, 1968 1. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Berrenberg, Virginia
Virginia Berrenberg has completed life's struggles here on earth and has left to be with her Creator and Lord, as well as with all of her loved ones who have already departed. She died at age 88 in the early morning of May 31, 2006. Virginia Rogers was born in Atlantic City, NJ on October 21, 1916. In her teens, her family moved to California where she attended Hollywood High School. She married Jack Berrenberg in 1939 in Taos, NM. Except for a short period during WWII, she resided in Taos from 1939 until 2002 when she moved to Las Colinas Village retirement home in Albuquerque. She worked for many years as a secretary at the Taos Pueblo Medical Clinic and later at Centinel Bank of Taos and was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Taos. Virginia is survived by her three children: Ree Christensen of Oakridge, OR; Lance Berrenberg of Albuquerque, NM; and Joy Berrenberg of Littleton, CO. Virginia was a loving and dedicated mother to her children. She enjoyed visiting her children, gardening, baking, scenic drives throughout New Mexico and Colorado, and she especially liked celebrating the Christmas Holidays. Memorial Services will be held at St. Stephen's United Methodist Church, 4601 Juan Tabo, NE, Albuquerque, NM on Saturday, June 24, 2006 at 11 a.m. ABQJournal June 04, 2006

Berry, Hugh B.
Hugh B. Berry age 53 resident of Taos, NM died in Santa Fe 28 Jan 1909. He had long been associated with the restaurant and hotel business in New Mexico and Colorado. He was originally from Tennessee. He is survived by a brother who lives in Hochne, Colo. 4 sisters including Mrs. Abbott from Santa Fe, NM. He was buried in the Fairview cemetery. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Berry, O.K.
O. K. Berry age 84 died Aug 4, 1968 in a Colorado hospital from injuries he received in a July 19 automobile accident. Memorial services were held in Manassa, Colo. Berry was associated with J. R. Berry in a meat market in Taos, NM for 30 years before moving to Colorado.Surviving him is his daughter Mrs. Charlene Kesler and Stepsons Orlando and Lynn Lopez. Taos News. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Beutler, Margaret
Margaret (Mrs. Floyd) Beutler born in Taos Feb 6, 1903. died Feb 5,1968 at Holy Cross Hospital Taos, NM. Daughter of Taos Art Colony Co-founder Bert G. Phillips, niece of famed pioneer Taos physican Dr. T. P. Martin. She was the widow of well known Taos Lawyer Floyd Beutler. She is survived by son William J; Brother Ralph J. Phillips; Grand daughters Susan, Florence and Margaret Beutler. Taos News Feb 8, 1968 . Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Bibb, Mable M.
Mable M. Bibb, 84, a prominent Northern New Mexico rancher and business woman, passed away at her residence near Las Vegas, NM on Sunday. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Perry and Ruth Pullen Moore; and her husband, Dee Bibb. She is survived by one son, David T. Bibb II and wife, Mary Kay of Las Vegas, NM; one daughter, Betty Moxey and husband, Bill of Albuquerque; a sister-in-law, Karen Hardy of Penticton, BC; a brother-in-law, Warren Powell of Bathesda, MD; five grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. She was born in Amarillo, TX on July 1, 1921 and graduated from Clayton High School. She was an art major at NM Highlands University. She married Dee Bibb in Taos, NM on May 31, 1941. She loved silver and was a collector and silver appraiser. She was a past president and long time board member of the Storrie Project Water Users Association and was appointed by Gov. Bruce King to the State Water Board. She was involved with the City of Las Vegas and San Miguel County on various projects including the Acequa Madre, the location of the county corrections facility, and the Dee Bibb Industrial Park. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Order of Eastern Star, the Pilot Club of Las Vegas and the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association. Her love and joy was her family. A visitation will be held on Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Gonzales Funerals & Cremations Chapel, 2315 Hot Springs Blvd. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. from the First Baptist Church on Mountain View Drive, Las Vegas. The interment will follow in the Masonic Cemetery. The family has requested memorials be made to the NM Highlands University Foundation, NMHU, Box 9000, Las Vegas, NM 87701 for a local fine arts student scholarship or to the Baptist Childrens Home, P.O. Box 629, Portales, NM 88130. Arrangements are under the direction of Billy G. Rogers at Gonzales Funerals & Cremations, 2315 Hot Springs Blvd., Las Vegas, NM 1-888-525-9319.  ABQ Journal Wed February 08, 2006

Billings, Martha Jean
Martha Jean Billings January 30, 1916 - April 15, 2005 Martha Jean Billings, 89 of Los Alamos passed away on Friday after a brief illness. She moved to Los Alamos in 1956 and left in 1973. She came back in 2002 to live with her daughter and then in Sombrillo Nursing Center for the past sixteen months. She was a fun loving and gracious lady who always had a twinkle in her eyes. She will greatly be missed by all whose lives were touched by her gentle spirit. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Myrtle Hansen, sister Beth Knapp, brother, Victor Hansen and an infant daughter. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Richard Billings, daughters, Jeannie Steedle and her husband James of Los Alamos, Marlene McKee of Kamiah, Idaho, grandchildren, Jackie Leeches and her husband Jason of Los Alamos, and Robert "Bobby" Steedle of Las Vegas, NV, as well as many other relatives and friends. . Cremation has taken place and a private family memorial service will be scheduled at a later time. The Rivera Family of Block-Salazar Mortuary are providing the Family of Martha Jean Billings with care and professional services. (505) 753-2288 or 1 (800) 443-4854. Born: January 30, 1916 Place of Birth: Bradshaw, Nebraska Death: April 15, 2005 Place of Death: Los Alamos, New Mexico

Bird, Margaret Wessels
Margaret Wessels Bird peacefully passed away in her sleep on Monday, January 3, 2005 at Laurel Meadows Healthcare in Belen, NM. Margaret was born on August 31, 1912 in St. Louis, Missouri. Margaret grew up in St Louis and lost her mother and all siblings except Johnny to tuberculosis at the age of 11. She attended business college and was one of the best secretary/stenographers in all of Albuquerque according to her coworkers. She came to Albuquerque in 1937 with a friend for a visit and liked it so much she moved from St. Louis to Albuquerque and remained in New Mexico for the rest of her life. Margaret married Earl Bird on May 31, 1949 in Taos, NM. Earl brought with him from a previous marriage three children, Thomas Allen, Judith Ann, and Michael Lewis Bird. Margaret was a loving and beloved stepmother. Earl and Margaret had two daughters together, MaryAnn and Betty Lou. She was very active with Catholic Daughters at St. Charles Borromeo Church and made many lifelong friends there. Marge and Earl became founding members of Holy Ghost Church. Earl was a Railway Postal Clerk and later Supervisor for the U.S. Postal Service and Marge was active in the Postal Clerks Wives organization. As her girls were growing up, Marge was a Girl Scout leader and "Mom" to many of the girls at Holy Ghost School. She was an inspiration to all around her and had so much love for life. Marge was a civil service employee working for various units including the Navy and 901st Military Intelligence Unit. She retired in 1976 to spend time with her grandchildren. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Laborious Wessels and Gertrude Molitor Wessels; her husband, Earl Allen Bird (1974); and six siblings: Aloysius, Gertrude, Emma, Pauline, Steven, and her beloved little brother, Johnny. Margaret is survived by stepchildren, Tom and Jody Bird of St. Regis, Montana, Michael Bird and son Jordan of Park City, Utah, Judy and Mike Staed of Renton, Washington; her precious daughters, MaryAnn Mathews of Belen, NM , and Betty Wellman and husband David of Albuquerque, NM; grandchildren, Tye, Julie, Todd, Callie, and Jennifer Gibson of Belen NM, and Ethan, Eric, and Elliott Wellman of Albuquerque, NM. Margaret is also survived by a special niece, Colleen McNamara-Libby. Margaret's Indiana Street neighbors were all a special blessing to her. A Rosary will be recited at Holy Ghost Catholic Church at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 6, 2005. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Ghost Catholic Church at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, January 7, 2005. Interment will be at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe at 1:30 p.m. on Friday. (Friends are invited to the home of Minnie McKenna, 913 Indiana SE following mass.) Pallbearers will be Tye Gibson, Todd Gibson, Les Gibson, Ethan Wellman, Eric Wellman, and Elliott Wellman. Honorary Pallbearers will be John Hunt, Fr. John Flaska, Gilbert Libby, and David Wellman. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008   ABQ Journal Wed January 05, 2005

Black, Dorothy Louise Skousen
Dorothy Louise Skousen Black, of Albuquerque, peacefully passed away with her daughter and sister at her side on Saturday July 7, 2007 in Mesa, Arizona. Born July 12, 1924, in Safford, Arizona she was the daughter of the late Nathan James and Clella Ann Skousen. Married to Frederick Edward Black II in February 23, 1946 they lived in California, Arizona and resided in Albuquerque for the last 75 years. Dorothy taught art education for 35 years and retired from Albuquerque Public Schools in 1987 as the Head Teacher of the Fine Arts Department at Cibola High School. In addition she taught at South San Francisco Public Schools, Long Beach State College, and the U.N.M. Continuing Education Department. Dorothy attended the University of New Mexico and received a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts as well as a Master Degree in Arts, with her Thesis dissertation on The History of Art in Taos, New Mexico. As a devoted mother Dorothy always put family first and enjoyed trips to the California beach, playing with her grandchildren, shopping with her daughter, watching football with her son, and discussing politics with her late husband. Aside from family, Dorothy's interest included watercolor painting, ceramics, playing card games, pool therapy, and was Vice President of the UNM Fine Arts Alumnae Chapter, and faithful member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She is survived by a daughter, Dana Christy Black DuBois, Son-in-Law, Thomas Frank DuBois; son, Frederick Edward Black III; Grandchildren, Brittany Louise DuBois, Courtney Ann DuBois, Tiffany Nicole DuBois, Cassidy Marie DuBois, Frederick Edward Black IV and James Bryan Black; and a sister, Natealeen Joye Skousen Nygren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick Edward Black the II who died November 30th, 2006; and brother, Nathan James Skousen, Jr. The viewing will be at Daniels' Family Mortuary, 1100 Coal Avenue, July 13th from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at LDS Montano Chapel, 1100 Montano, NW, at 11:00 a.m., followed by graveyard services at Fairview Cemetery, 700 Yale Blvd. ABQ Journal Mon July 09, 2007

Black, Ruth French
Ruth French Black, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away Thursday, September 12, 2002 in Farmington, NM. She was born December 16, 1910 in Kahoka, MO to Charles and Elizabeth French. She is survived by sons, James H. Black and wife, Eleanor and Bruce A. Black and wife, Marjorie; her grandchildren, Terri Othling, James A. Black, Bruce H. Black and Leigh Irvin; and great-grandchildren, Andy and Jenny Othling, Ashleigh and Marilei Black and Alice and Tasha Irvin. Ruth moved to New Mexico in 1921 and lived in Albuquerque with her late husband, Harmon Black for most of her life and was an active member of P.E.O. Chapter AN, the Taos P.E.O. group, Petrol Club, Shrine Groups, Porcelain Arts Guild, Daughters of the Nile and Central Methodist Church. Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 21, 2002 in the chapel of Central United Methodist Church, 1512 Copper NE in Albuquerque. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the P.E.O. Foundation, P.E.O. Executive Office, 3700 Grand Ave. Des Moines, IA 50312-2899 or through local chapters or to the charity of choice. Arrangements are with Brewer, Lee & Larkin Funeral Home, 103 E. Ute St. Farmington, NM, 505-325-8688. ABQ Journal Fri September 20, 2002

Blackburn, John William
John William Blackburn passed away January 8, 2005 in Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. He had lived in Benton, AR since November, 2003. Mr. Blackburn was born to William Leslie and Christina Ann Mactavish Blackburn on May 21, 1924, in Magdalena, NM. He is survived by his wife, Betty (B.J.) Compton Blackburn; three sons, John William Blackburn II and wife, Vickie of Gallup, Charles Cameron Blackburn of Belen, and Phillip Alan Blackburn and his wife, Jean Marie of Los Lunas; three step-children, Janie and husband, Jim Hughes of Benton, AR, John Conditt and wife, Kathy of Grapevine, TX, and Vickie Conditt of Gallup; three grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren; his sisters, Helen and husband, Wayne Baker of El Paso, TX and Betty Gallup and husband, Doug Smith of The Village, FL; three cousins, Cameron Mactavish and wife, Margret of Taos, Andrew Mactavish and wife, Nancy of Palos Verdes Estates, CA, and Myra Mactavish Johnson of Alamogordo. Mr. Blackburn was active in the Santa Fe Presbytery and the Synod of the Southwest, an elder in the Presbyterian Church and organist for twelve years. He was a businessman in Albuquerque for many years and was a 33rd degree Mason. The family will gather in the home of Cameron and Margret Mactavish, 305 S. Elm St., Magdalena, to visit with friends from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 15, 2005, followed by lunch at 11:30. The Memorial Service will be at 1:00 p.m. in the Magdalena Community Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Magdalena Community Church, P.O. Box 265, Magdalena, NM 87825. ABQ Journal Fri January 14, 2005

Blair, Kirby Dale
Kirby Dale Blair passed away on February 06, 2007. He was born July 04, 1933 in Waco, Texas. He was a Taos resident for over 30 years. Known by his friends as Dale, he graduated Southern Methodist University with a Masters degree in Creative Writing and History and began his journalistic career with the Dallas Times Herald as a film and stage critic. He was well known in the Dallas Theater community, where he had several plays produced, and later had a play produced Off Broadway. He was also known for his creative writing workshops held at Baylor University and Baylor Theater. He went on to research and wrote a historical novel "Quanah, The Coiled Snake." He was a recipient of three Helene Wurlitzer Foundation grants for writing. He is survived by nieces, Carolyn Blair Morrison of Kettle Falls, WA, Nancy Blair Benson of Saucon Valley, PA and Elizabeth Blair Christy of Granbury, TX, two great nieces, a great nephew and two great great nieces and his community of many loving friends in Taos.

Blanco, Marie B.
Marie B. Blanco October 14, 2005 Marie B. Blanco, 37, of Albuquerque and formerly of Taos passed away on Oct. 14, 2005 as the result of an auto accident. She graduated from Pima College in Tucson. Marie was the office manager and head Dental Asst. for Dr. Gabriel Roybal's Dental Office in Santa Fe. As a travel lover, she had opportunity to meet and touch people's lives. She is survived by her sons, Devin Lente and Nathan Martinez, mother Ernestine Blanco, brother Jose D. Blanco of Tijeras Canyon and sister, Charlotte "Chuckie" Valdez (Jonathan Cowan) of Kentucky. She is also survived by her grandmother Carla Trujillo of Albuquerque and her uncles Ronnie Trujillo, Rick Trujillo (Linda), Allen Trujillo (Cass), Charlie Trujillo (Cynthia) as well as numerous nephews, nieces other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on Oct. 17, 2005 at the Taos Spanish Baptist Church with burial to follow at the Pacheco Cemetery.

Blevins, Merrill Mayhall
Merrill Mayhall Blevins, of Houston, TX, formerly of Taos, NM and Alexandria. VA, died on Sunday, Aug. 27. He was a decorated WWII hero, and served in the Foreign Service of the United States Department of State from 1947 to 1968. He retired from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome as Chief of Protocol after twelve active years. He was a licensed layreader at Christ Church, Alexandria, VA and played an important role in rehabilitating Mengo Hospital in Kampala, Uganda. Merrill, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday, was the beloved husband of Susan. In addition to his wife, Merrill is survived by his two daughters, Karen Roden and her two sons, Stephen and Nathan of Douglasville, GA, and MaryAnne Becker and her husband, Michael of Houston, TX. Donations in his name may be sent to Friends of Mengo USA, 118 North Washington, Street Alexandria, VA 22314.

Blea, Renee S.
Renee S. Blea, 26, passed away April 24, 2010. She was born on December 29, 1983 to Ray and Susan Blea of Albuquerque, NM. She is survived by her parents Ray Blea and wife Susan of Albuquerque, NM; daughter Monique Blea of Albuquerque, NM; son Daniel Shaun Hekmati of Albuquerque, NM; brother Robert Blea of Albuquerque, NM; brother Danny Blea of Henderson, NV; maternal grandmother Lucy Mondragon of Taos, NM, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Renee was preceded in death by her grandmother Sally Blea; maternal grandfather Joe Mondragon; and a cousin Freddie Mondragon. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 28, 2010, Daniels Family Funeral Services, 4310 Sara Road SE & Meadowlark Lane, Rio Rancho, NM. Mass Of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 29, 2010, St. Jude Thaddeus Church, 5712 Paradise Boulevard NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Renee's honor to the Make A Wish Foundation, 144 Louisiana Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. For those who wish, you may send condolences to the family at www.danielsfuneral.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Road SE Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124 505-892-9920  ABQ Journal Tue April 27, 2010

Block, George L.
George L. Block, 88, died peacefully on October 16 of pancreatic cancer in Taos, New Mexico. He was born in Davenport, Iowa, on July 17, 1918 to Albert F. and Margaret Schlichter Block. A 1940 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, he married Elizabeth Vogler in 1943. After a distinguished career, they retired to Angel Fire in 1970 and to Taos (Plaza de Retiro) in 2004. He served in World War II on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Enterprise and in the Korean War on the battleship U.S.S. New Jersey as gunnery officer, earning the Bronze Star. He later commanded two destroyers and an attack transport in the Atlantic fleet. He came to Albuquerque in 1966 as a Deputy Commander at the Defense Atomic Support Agency. He retired from the Navy in 1970 with 32 years active service. At Angel Fire, he served as president of the property owner's association and helped to establish the Angel Fire Sportsman's Club. He was an avid shooter and hunter. He was a Mason and also a life member of the National Rifle Association. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Elizabeth (Betsy), his son James C. Block and his wife Mary Ellen (Penny) of Mount Hermon, MA, his daughter Nancy E. Mock and her husband B. Kendall of Santa Fe, and Susan J. Sims and her husband Donald M. of Bakersfield, CA, and grandchildren Benjamin N. Block, Michael A. Sims, Abigail E. Block, Brian D. Sims and Margaret J. Block, and cousin Donn W. Block. Services will be held at the United Church of Angel Fire cemetery when the new cemetery is completed. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that if friends wish, they send contributions to the charities of their choice.

Bloom, William R.
William R. Bloom, 74, a resident of Rio Rancho for the past 21 years, passed away on Monday, November 16, 1998. William was born June 17, 1924 the son of William C. and Thelma Ryan Bloom in Lake Park, Minnesota. He was united in marriage to Juanita (Joanne) Phillips in Lake Park, Minnesota on November 4, 1950. William has been a Bridge Superintendent building bridges in several western states. He is survived by his wife, Juanita (Joanne) of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota; seven sons, Robert (Ione) of Billings, MT, Philip (Nancy) of West Fargo, ND, Greg of Artesia, NM, Jeff of Taos, NM, David (Susanne) of Los Lunas, NM, Jon and Jim of Albuquerque; one daughter, Jennifer (Jeff) of Midland, TX; one brother, David (Darlene) of Park Rapids, MN; two sisters, Wanda Allday of Springville, NY, and Barbra Groves of El Paso, TX; sister-in-law, Gloria Bloom of Moorehead, MN; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary, Sara Rd., at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho.  ABQ Journal Wed November 18, 1998

Bodenhamer, Bob
Bob Bodenhamer – Last week, November 10, 2005, we lost a man who was very dear to us, Bob. His son, Mark and his daughter, Kate, lost their dad and Kirsten, Morgane, William and Todd lost their boss and their friend. Bob came to visit from Santa Rosa, California. When he came to Taos he stayed at the Laughing Horse Inn. He fell in love with both, bought the Inn and stayed. He kept the Laughing Horse as a serene retreat and sanctuary for all who stayed there – a testament to his life. He was a very proud new grampa and a man of quiet dignity and honour. He never refused to help anyone in need – if he could help he did. He strongly believed in doing the right thing. He was a kind man of deep and generous spirit and in his quiet way has left us with the gift of his love and friendship. We all wish you a joyous and glorious journey home, Bob. We love you and miss you deeply. Till we meet again. Memorial service was held on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at Orlando's Restaurant.

Bodine, John James
John James Bodine, 63, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at American U, died August 5, 1998, at his home in Taos, NM. Bodine received his BA from the U of Oklahoma (1956) and completed both his master's (1961) and doctorate (1967) degrees at Tulane U. His dissertation research at Taos Pueblo marked the beginning of his life-long academic study and continued his heart-felt commitment to the Pueblo, deriving from his kin ties there. While his dissertation, Attitudes and Institutions of Taos, New Mexico: Variables for Value System Expression, remains unpublished, he contributed numerous scholarly articles to the ethnographic record. His guide book, Taos Pueblo: A Walk through Time, is now in its third edition. He was recognized as a preeminent authority on Taos, leading to the invitation to contribute the article "Taos Pueblo" to the Smithsonian Institution's Handbook of North American Indians, Vol 9, Southwest (1979). Of remarkable and historical significance was his testimony before the US Senate Subcommittee on Indian Affairs in 1969, which led to the return of sacred Blue Lake to Taos Pueblo in 1970, marking the first time that the US government returned land to a native group based on a religious claim. Just prior to his retirement from American U (1995), Bodine had begun new research on the work of indigenous artists at Taos. Bodine came to American U in 1968, after teaching 5 years at Marquette U and previously serving for two years as Assistant Curator of Education (Anthropology) in the Milwaukee Public Museum. At American U he was praised by colleagues and students for his meticulously prepared classes and seminars, for his insistent maintenance of high academic standards and his conscientious administration of departmental business. He was highly regarded for the sincerity and dignity with which he treated students, staff and colleagues. Many of his students have gone on to positions in academic institutions or to settings in professional research and applied anthropology. He served as Chair of the Anthropology Department (1972-77) and was appointed Associate Dean for Graduate Affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences (1979), in which position he remained for 8 years, earning much respect from the larger academic community. What should have been the beginning of a happy and productive phase of life when Bodine retired, was shockingly disrupted by the sudden death of his long-time partner, Malcolm Wood. Though in poor health, Bodine rallied and moved to his beloved Taos, building a house there as he had planned for so long. The simple grave-side service he desired was held at Taos on August 8, in clear view of the Taos mountains. His contributions to anthropology were considerable and varied, his bearing modest and unassuming. His disciplined approach to his life's work remains a model for his colleagues, students and friends. (Geoffrey Burkhart, Cesare Marino, Joe Dent and Dolores Koenig)

Bogdan, Beverly Ann Hughes
Beverly Ann Hughes Bogdan, 37, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on November 1, 2001. She died peacefully at home after a 4-year battle with cancer, after being diagnosed in 1997. She is survived by her husband of 17 years, Glenn Alexander Bogdan; two daughters, Veronica Alexandria Bogdan and Vanessa Amber Bogdan; mother, Aurora L. Hughes; two sisters, Emilie Jean Chavez, Linda Ware and Husband Frank all of Albuquerque; nephews, David Chavez and wife Tina, Desie Chavez and Nicholas Martinez; one niece, Michelle Romero; four grand nieces, Stephanie, Jacklin, Elizabeth, Dominique and grand-nephew, Sebastian; great-aunt, Elisa Dominguez all of Albuquerque; uncle, Keith G. Hughes and wife, Beverly Ann of Van Nuyes, California; cousins, Cheryl Paul and family, Ronda Royal and family, Kevin Hughes and wife, Michelle all of California; cousins, Ramona Maestas of Las Vegas, NM., Louie Maestas of Taos, NM., Diana Arrellanes and family of Las Vegas, NM., Veronica Carney and family of Las Vegas, NV, Loretta Panchera and family of Santa Fe, NM. and Jackie Archuleta and Family of Las Vegas, New Mexico; cousins, Charles Dominguez, Gloria Williams, Dominic and Aaron Williams of Albuquerque; special cousin, Frankie Maestas of Las Vegas, NV; many brothers and sisters-in-law; and nieces and nephews; special brother-in-law, Jeff Herrera of Albuquerque; special nephew-in-law, Greg Bogdan and fiancé, Jennifer; many special friends considered family, Lorie and Jon Rizor, Cindy and Isaac Perera, Meriel and Brad Burris and Victor Wheeler of Los Lunas, and a very special lifelong friend Peg and Matthew Monjaras, Evette and Terecina Quick, Michelle and Chris Brooks all of Albuquerque and Kristy Mundy of Texas. A very special friend, Karen Norling of Los Lunas, and a very special lifelong friend, Patty Morris of California. Beverly was a native New Mexican and graduated from Freedom High in 1982. She married her best friend in 1984 and was proud to be a stay at home mother and focus on raising her two daughters. She did work periodically, was a restaurant manager and one of the top producers in the nation for MCI Services. She was also a supervisor for Sears Credit Department until it closed its Albuquerque Unit. Special acknowledgments to an outstanding oncology doctor and true friend, Assistant Professor of Medicine Ian Rabinowitz, MD, and the entire staff at the University of NM Cancer and Research Center who accomplished excellent care and quality of life; to Father Joel Gamer 0. Praem, Deacon Gene Tuma, Chris Spahn and all the parishioners of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Church who's guidance and prayers have kept the entire family spiritually strong. Services will be held at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish, 5415 Fortuna NW. A Rosary will be at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 4, 2001. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 5, 2001. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. A gathering will follow at the family home. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW. Albuquerque. 505-343-8008.  ABQ Journal Sun November 04, 2001

Bogs, Shirley
Shirley Bogs November 1, 2006Shirley Bogs, 87, died peacefully on November 1, 2006, at her home in Des Montes. She was born in Milwaukee, WI, on October 25, 1919, to George and Meta Nolte Bogs. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and received at Masters in Spanish from Middlebury College. Shirley had a long career teaching Spanish in Michigan, Wisconsin, Ecuador and at Highland Park High in Illinois. She loved her German Shepherd dogs, and to travel, read, discuss politics and garden. She resided in Taos for over 30 years. She is preceded in death by her parents and her sister Audrey Heckner. She is survived by her companion Joanie Donnelly, brother George (Joyce) Bogs, and nieces Kathryn Heckner Simpson, Margaret Heckner, Christine Bogs Pantry, Sally Bogs Alcazar and Susan Bogs Metzler. Honoring Shirley's commitment to community and service, please send any memorials to Mountain Home Health Care, PO Box 2566, Taos, NM 87571. We will celebrate Shirley's life at her home on Saturday, November 11, from 1 to 4 PM.

Bond, Clarence Oliver
Albuquerque Journal, June 14, 1998 Clarence Oliver Bond, born October 26, 1939 in Taos, NM, died June 12, 1998 in Tucson, AZ. A great cowboy rides into the sunset, following a valiant and arduous five year battle against prostate cancer, fought side by side with his wife, Sharon. Clarence has passed on to be with his beloved mother, Naomi and his father, Rex who preceded him in death. Clarence, although a humble man, was one of those larger than life figures who fought to good fight and outlived the prognosis of his doctors by almost three years so that he might spend as much time as possible with his family and friends. It is said that all men die, but not all men truly live. Clarence is a man who truly lived! After devoting five years of his life to public service with the Albuquerque Police Department, he moved his talent and determination into the business world eventually helping to found Hacienda Home Centers, one of New Mexico's most popular home improvement chains. Shortly after retiring in his late 40's he became restless and along with his son, Kirby and other family members began a quest to build some of the most popular niteclubs in the southwest which eventually grew to include Midnight Rodeo, Gotham and Zippers in New Mexico; The Wild Wild West, Isla Tiburon, Boardwalk, Diamond Jims, New West and Gotham in Arizona and Rockin Rodeo in California. Clarence is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Sharon; his eternally grateful children, Kirby, Ross, Wade, Jessica and Kristin; his brothers, Wayne, Ronnie, Mike and sister, Judith. He leaves behind two adoring grandchildren, Hunter and Shelby who thought that the earth revolved around him and will miss him more than words can convey. Also he is survived by numerous nieces and nephews and many friends and admirers. As per Clarence's request, there will be no formal services. Arrangements by Evergreen Mortuary & Cemetery, Tucson, AZ. A memorial concert in his honor will take place at the New West in Tucson on November 27, 1998. Donations can be made for prostate cancer research to Healing Touch Oncology, 4676 Admiralty Way #101, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292. Vaya Con Dios Clarence. We Love You!

Bond
Gordon McClain Bond, Jr., 62, was born April 26, 1947 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. "Gordo" passed away peacefully at his home in Albuquerque on Friday, November 6, 2009. As a member of a pioneer ranching family, Gordo was raised on numerous ranches in New Mexico including the Valle Grande near Los Alamos, New Mexico. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon McClain Bond, Sr., Flora Cannon Bond, and his beloved dogs Rambo, Dolly, Baby Doll, and Georgia. He is survived by his children, Gordon "McClain" Bond, III and Louise "Ramsey" Bond; his sister Flora Bond Kubiak, her husband John Kubiak and his four nephews, Matthew, Simon, John and Peter Kubiak. Gordo attended NMMI, UNM and Cochise College. He was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity at UNM. He owned and operated Rio Grande Air Charter Service in Taos, New Mexico. He also started a bottled water company called Taos Mountain Water. He had a passion for flying small planes and was an avid golfer and fisherman. He was an adventurous man who loved to travel all over the world. Please join us for a "Celebration of Gordo's Life"; which will be held at Paul's Monterrey Inn, one of his favorite watering holes, at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 11, 2009. Paul's is located at 1000 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice. He will be missed by many family and friends.    ABQ Journal November 08, 2009

Boone, Irene U.
Irene U. Boone Longtime Pediatrician, Dr. Irene U. Boone, 86, died peacefully January 4, 2009 at her home. By her side were her husband Zenas "Slim" Boone and her beloved dog Jeffie. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ann and George Uhrik; a brother, John Uhrik; and a sister, Ann Gonko. Dr. Boone was born October 13, 1922 in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Penn State in 1943 with a BS and went on to get her Masters in Microbiology and Biochemistry. In 1946, Dr. Boone was recruited to Los Alamos and worked as a section leader in Cellular Biology at the Health Research Division of Los Alamos National Lab. After a year at LANL, she started Medical School at George Washington University in Washington, DC. She returned each summer to work for LANL, and the second year of Med School married "Slim" Boone in Santa Fe, NM. She went on to graduate from George Washington University, with distinction, in 1951. Following an Internship at Salt Lake General Hospital, Dr. Boone returned to Los Alamos and her work at LANL as a staff member in Cellular Biology until 1965. Dr. Boone left LANL to complete a Residency in Pediatrics at Denver Children's and was a fellow in adolescent medicine at the University of Colorado. In 1967 Dr. Boone opened her Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Practice in Los Alamos Medical Center. Fulfilling her love for teaching, Dr. Boone served on the faculty at University of New Mexico Medical School. She retired from Medicine in 1998. Dr. Boone enjoyed golfing and loved the time spent in their Taos cabin. She is survived by her husband, Slim Boone; her sister Julie Beck; nieces: Leslie Geer, Michael Beck, and Kathy Beck. Services will be held Friday, January 9, 2009, 10 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Los Alamos with burial to follow at Guaje Pines Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of: Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 984-8600  ABQ Journal Thu January 08, 2009

Boothby, Bonnie
Bonnie Boothby February 8, 2006 Bonnie Boothby, 76, of Taos passed away on February 08, 2006. She is survived by her daughter, Lee Boothby (Richard Kaye), grandsons, Chad Welch (Colleen) and Cole Welch, sister, Mardy Dickenson, niece, Sherry Taylor and former husband, John Boothby.aveide service was held on February 18, 2006 at noon at Arroyo Seco Community Cemetery, an open house will follow to celebrate Bonnie's life. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home.

Borrego, Antonio Maria
Antonio Maria Borrego age 65 years,1 month and 21 day died at 3:30 AM 29 March 1909 at his residence at Rio Del Pueblo, NM. He is survived by his wife Simonita Borrego; Sons J. E. Borrego, Juan A, Jose Dela Paz and Filadelfio Borrego; Daughter Adela, Guadalupe B. de Lucero and Juanita B. de Fernandez. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Bostian, Hester Montine
Hester Montine Bostian, left this earth to join her beloved husband, Jack and other loved ones in Heaven, on January 31, 2003. She left behind two sons, Dan Bostian, Larry Bostian and wife, Tia; three daughters, Barbara Grant and husband, Alfred; Sue Stover and husband, Smokey, and Kathi Bostian; two sisters, Lucy Boyer Crouch and Grace Cook; twelve grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends who loved and will miss her. Hester was born in Bald Knob, Arkansas on April 9, 1916 to Marjorie and Henry Poteete. She was one of ten children, the first girl after seven brothers. Hester and Jack were married in September of 1933 and moved to Taos, NM. in 1950, where they raised their family until 1964 when they moved to Albuquerque. Hester was a life time member of the Eastern Star and the Rebekahs. She was an inspiration to her family and all who knew her. The funeral service will be held at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 9315 Candelaria NE., on Monday, February 3, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. Pastor Mike Elliott will officiate the services. Burial will follow at Sandia Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Michael Grant, Douglas Bostian, Michael Stover, Patrick Stover, Sonny Sefton, Jerry Wilson, Jay Sefton, Vince Chavez, Eli Ludwig, and James Bostian. The family would like to say a special thank you to Aunt Lucy for all her loving care, Effie Martinez, for all her care of our mom. You will always be in our hearts. To Betty Zamora, her faithful and kind neighbor. Our special thanks to Inez Place, Mary, Delores, Monique, and especially Reggie ?Julio. Our heartfelt thanks to Sheryl and Ron of Vista Care Hospice. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Vista Care Hospice, 5201 Venice Ave. NE. Suite A., Albuq., NM. 87113. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. Albuquerque. 505-343-8008. ABQ Journal Sun February 02, 2003

Bowen, Weeta
Weeta Bowen, 80, a resident of Albuquerque, a former 60 year resident of Taos, NM, died Saturday, December 15, 2001. Mrs. Bowen is survived by her sons, Jimmy Leroy Bowen and wife, Shirley of Roswell, NM, Douglas Bowen and wife, Mary, and Dan Bowen and wife, Carri all of Albuquerque; grandchildren, David Bowen and wife, Debbie, Gerald Bowen and wife, Shelley, Cheryl Fong and husband, Michael, Doug Bowen and wife, Linda, Debbie Cruz and husband, Art, Amy Bowen and Ashley Bowen; great- grandchildren, April, Jana, Chrissy, Kelsey and Jailen; sisters, Sadie Miller and Kitty Childers and husband, Virgil; brothers, Neil Stromberg and wife, Marie and Dempsey Stromberg and wife, Delaine; sisters-in-law, Mildred Stromberg and Viola Van Gundy. Mrs. Bowen was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy G. Bowen. Services will be held Wednesday, December 19, 2001, at 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming NE, with Pastor Rick Donaho, officiating. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Attn: Carla Ramirez, 5800 Lomas NE, Albuquerque, 87110. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.  ABQ Journal Mon December 17, 2001

Boxberger, Martha Jane
Martha Jane Boxberger Residence: Carson, NM Died: Wednesday, July 15, 1998 Date and place of birth: Bentley, OK Preceded in death by: husband, Henry Boxberger Sons: Gerald Boxberger and wife Karen of Carson Nieces, Nephews: Movelda Floyd of Bedford, TX; Genet Fifer and husband Adry of Wynne, AR; Charles Ewing and wife Donna of Arlington, TX Services: 11:00 Monday at Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home Burial: Carson Cemetery Albuquerque Journal North, Friday, July 17, 1998, pg 2

Boyden, George S. Jr.
In loving memory of George S. Boyden Jr. December 26, 1970 - May 15, 2002 We miss and love you very much. We will be with you skiing in Taos celebrating your birthday. Your loving family. ABQJournal December 26, 2004 - George S. Boyden Jr. December 26, 1970 - May 15, 2001 We lost you against the windblown backdrop of the Taos mountains. It was a startlingly beautiful blue sky with clouds hurrying past And snow blowing horizontally off the peaks. I climbed to the top and called out your name, Your ashes blown by the wind. Incomprehensible to me, But, perhaps the only salvation for you. I will never know, you cannot tell. Your recalcitrant spirit lives on in our memories. With love. (Author, Moira) Happy Birthday George, you are always in our hearts. We love you and miss you. Mom, Dad, Christopher and Michael.  ABQJournal ecember 26, 2003

Boyer, Ronald Lee
Ronald Lee Boyer passed away April 14, 2006 in Huntington Beach, CA, following a short illness. Ron was born August 11, 1937 in Taos, NM and graduated from Taos High School in 1955. Following four years in the U.S. Navy, Ron began a 45-year career in personal and professional finance. Ron was the life of the party whose personality filled every room he was in. His laugh was quick and infectious, and he was a prolific storyteller and teaser - few people escaped Ron's sharp wit, or his twinkling blue eyes. Ron was preceded in death by his younger sister, Sheryl; father, Jack; mother, Mildred; and step-mother, Dorris. He is survived by his beloved wife, Melody; brother, Jeff; children; Kelli Boyer, Greg Boyer, Michelle Davenport, Shelly Boyer, and Sharron Casados; and seven grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at Water of Life Church, Fontana, CA, at 1:30 p.m., Monday, May 1, 2006, with a reception to follow at Upland Hills Country Club, Upland, CA. In lieu of flowers, Ron's family has asked that donations be made to Special Olympics New Mexico, 6600 Palomas NE, Suite 207, Albuquerque, NM, 87109, in honor of his sister, Sheryl.    ABQ Journal April 30, 2006

Brady, Freda Mitchell
Freda Mitchell Brady, known to many friends and relatives as "Annie" was born on May 2, 1904. She grew up in Dawson, NM, where her family worked on a ranch owned by Phelps Dodge Corporation. She taught school in Dawson and Raton, and in 1933 she married James F. Brady in Taos. For many years she was a homemaker in Walsenburg, CO. In the mid-1950s, she and Jim moved to Santa Fe, where Freda worked three years for the Santa Fe City Library before moving to Cibola, NM, to manage Bob's General Store. Retiring from the store, they moved to Espanola, where Freda worked for the Rio Arriba County Library. Some of her duties as librarian included taking the bookmobile to rural communities. She said it made her happy when the children came to take out books. She retired from the library in 1972 and remained in Espanola, a town that she loved very much. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church and contributed to the Espanola Hospital Auxiliarys Holly Berry Fair. She is survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, including Mitchell Quandt and Patricia Victour, to whom she was a second mother, and Suzanne Crews and Jami Garrett, beloved friends of Annie, Patricia and Mitchell. A Memorial Gathering will take place on Friday July 11, 2008 at 10:30 in the chapel of Block-Salazar Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation in Freda's name to the Red Cross or the Espanola Hospital Auxiliary, which she volunteered for in past years. The family of Freda Brady has placed her care to The Rivera Family of Block-Salazar Mortuary.  ABQ Journal Thu July 10, 2008

Bradley, Leo Dow
Dr. Leo Dow Bradley died on September 3rd, 2006 at 2:10 am. Dr. Bradley was born on May 21, 1927 in Holiday, Texas to Leo Bradley, Sr. and Gladys Ruth. The family moved to Athens a few years later and he graduated from Athens High School. He entered World War II late serving in the Coast Guard for 2 years. Leo was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas. He served on the faculty of Criswell College until retirement. He earned 2 degrees from Texas A&M and received his PhD in Education from the University of Houston. He taught every grade level from elementary to college during his career. Over the years, he served as Principal of Longfellow Elementary School and Beaumont High School, Assistant Superintendent in Corpus Christi, and Superintendent in Grand Prairie and Spring Branch. Upon his retirement, Dr. Bradley and his wife relocated to Taos, New Mexico and built a home. He went to work, at no charge, in his son-in-law and daughter's business teaching emergency response. Dr. Bradley and his wife dedicated their last years to helping their children and grandchildren realize their dreams. He was preceded in death by his sister, Ruth Burgess, and his youngest daughter, Ellen Ruth Dyke. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Mary Ellen of Taos, New Mexico; his two daughters – Dowann Oskins of Taos, New Mexico and Gladys May Shelley of Dallas, Texas; and his son, John Martin Bradley of Corpus Christi, Texas. He has four grandchildren: Jacqueline, Michael, John Dell (JD), and Veronica. Funeral Services were held on Wednesday, September 6th at Santa Fe National Cemetery with Dr. George Davis officiating.

Bramlett, Mary Lorena
Mary Lorena Hollopeter Bramlett, died December 12, 1998. She was born May 20, 1905 to parents Lorena (Rena) Lithgow Hollopeter and Rutherford Vincent Hollopeter. Preceded in death by sister, Beatrice McNall; brothers, Henry, Ralph and Walter Hollopeter. Survived by daughter, Lorena Lithgow Potter; and husband, Charles Irwin Potter of Dallas, Texas; granddaughter, Pamela Lorena Potter of Jacksonville, AR; son, William Bramlett and wife, Suzanne of Las Cruces, NM. Mary was raised in Dubois, PA, started college in Clarion, PA at the age of 17. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Education from UNM in 1955, at the age of 50. She"always knew" she wanted to be a teacher and taught for many years-in Santa Fe Indian Schools, Taos Pueblo Day School, Taos, NM; various New Mexico Public Schools and Albuquerque Public Schools; as well as Old Armijo and Whittier Elementary. She retired from Whittier in 1971. Her first teaching position was a once room country school in Pennsylvania. She was 18. Mary and husband, William Bramlett, came to New Mexico in the early 1930's. She loved the Southwest and absorbed its richness of art and culture. She was also a business woman-running a flower and gift shop in Albuquerque in the early 1940's. Services will be held on Tuesday, December 15, at 10:30 a.m. at Fitzgerald & Sons Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Sandia Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are being provided by Fitzgerald & Sons Funeral Home located at 3113 Carlisle Blvd. NE.  ABQ Journal Sun December 13, 1998

Brandenburg, Dorothy
Dorothy Brandenburg August 17, 2005 Dorothy Brandenburg, 103, of Taos passed away on August 17, 2005. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jack Brandenburg. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Brenner (John), granddaughters, Marcia B. Winter and Anne Brenner, great grandsons Wyatt and Peter Winter. At her request there will be no public memorial service. Memorial contributions can be made to the Brandenburg Fund at Taos Community Foundation, 229A Camino de La Placita, Taos, NM 87571.

Brandenburg, Helen Emily Zimmerman
Helen Emily Zimmerman Brandenburg, 86, was born in Paris, Tennessee on May 29, 1917. She passed away, at home, on April 26,2004, surrounded by loving family members. Helen Emily first came to New Mexico at age 5 when her father, James Fulton Zimmerman, became president of the University of New Mexico. In 1939 she accepted a WPA position in Taos where she met R. Howard Brandenburg. They married October 1940. Helen's primary focus was always her husband and her children, although she found time to be active in PTO, The First Presbyterian Church and the choir in that church. She was a devoted wife and a loving mother family and she will be sorely missed by her family and all who knew her. She has now joyfully joined her husband of 63 years, Howard, who passed away on November 23 2003. Helen is survived by her sister, Mrs. C. S. Cottle of California; her children, James Michael Brandenburg and wife Claire of Taos, Shari B. Adkison and husband William of Santa Fe and Elizabeth B. Johnson and husband Clifford of Taos. She is also survived by grandchildren Catherine and Howard Brandenburg, both of Albuquerque, Elizabeth Adkison, of Phoenix, Brittany Adkison of Durango, Brian Adkison of Albuquerque, Greg Johnson and wife Clare, of Albuquerque, Meredith Johnson and great-grandson Tyler Jacob Maechtlen, both of Albuquerque. Private services have been held. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to: First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 215 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM, 87571; Taos Animal Shelter, 1200 St. Francis Ln., Taos, NM 87571; Collaborative Action for Taos County Health, Attn: CATCH Taos Medical Services Foundation, P.O. Box 2648, Taos, NM, 87571; and Mountain Home Health Hospice, P.O. Box 2566, Taos, NM 87571. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. ABQJournal Sun May 02, 2004

Brandenburg, John Peter
October 01, 2000, The Santa Fe New Mexican, Page: B-2, John Peter (Jack) Brandenburg passed away Thursday, September 28, 2000 at the family home. He was 96 years old. He was predeceased by his parents, a daughter, Marcia Brandenburg, a younger brother, Robert F. Brandenburg, nephew Robert F. Brandenburg Jr.and sister, Margaret Beaerris. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Berninghaus Brandenburg, daughter Barbara Brenner and husband John; granddaughters Anne Brenner and Marcia Winter (husband Fred) and great grandsons, Wyatt Winter and Peter Winter. He is also survived by a nephew and three grand nephews in Oklahoma, and the Howard Brandenburg family of Taos. Jack first came to Taos in 1923 and. lived here permanently since 1932. He married Dorothy Berninghaus, daughter of artist, Oscar E.Berninghaus in 1927, and has been involved in insurance, banking and community affairs all his time in Taos. He was president and Chairman of the Board of First State Bank from 1942 to his retirement in 1983. Among many other things, he served on the Federal Reserve Board, New Mexico Association of Insurance Agents and spent a term as president of the New Mexico State Bankers Association. The family asks that no flowers be sent, but that those who wish to remember him, send donations to Brandenburg Fund for Art and Community in Taos through the Taos Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1925, Taos, NM 87571. A memorial service will be held next week.

Brandenburg, Robert Howard
Robert Howard Brandenburg, 89, was born in Wasiota, Kentucky on Nov. 10, 1914. He passed away on Nov. 23, 2003 at Holy Cross Hospital in Taos surrounded by loving family members. Howard first started coming to Taos in the 1920's with his father and fell in love with Taos. He moved to Taos in 1940 and began his law practice. Shortly after moving to Taos, he met Helen Emily Zimmerman who would become his wife in Oct. 1940. Howard practiced law in Taos for 50 years and was active in 52 service organizations including the Taos Fire Department and the Lion's Club. He was also a most loving and devoted husband and father. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him, and remembered especially for his integrity, his sense of humor, and his commitment to his family and his community. Howard is survived by his wife of 63 years, Helen Emily Z. Brandenburg; a sister in Florida, Frances B. Hume; his children, James Michael Brandenburg and wife, Claire of Taos, Sharon B. Adkison and husband, H. William of Santa Fe, and Elizabeth B. Johnson and husband, Clifford of Taos. He is also survived by grandchildren, Catherine and Howard Brandenburg both of Albuquerque, Elizabeth Adkison of Phoenix, Brittany Adkison of Durango, Brian Adkison of Albuquerque, Meredith Johnson, Greg Johnson and wife, Clare of Albuquerque; and great- grandson, Tyler Jacob Maechtlen. Private family services have been held. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Taos Volunteer Fire Department, 4591 NDCBU, Taos NM 87571; the Taos Animal Shelter, 1200 St. Francis Lane, Taos, NM 87571; or First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 215 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos NM 87571. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home.    ABQJournal November 30, 2003

Brasuel, Margaret
Margery (Margaret) Brasuel a longtime resident of Cuba, NM, died peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 in Hood River, Ore. She was 94 years old. Margaret Evelyn Tankersley was born on April 23, 1916 in Corsicana, Tex. Her family later moved to Canyon, Tex., where she attended school and graduated from West Texas State. While in high school, she met her future husband, Leonard Brasuel, and they married in 1939. After living in several towns throughout New Mexico, including Mills, Roy, Santa Fe, and Taos, they settled in Cuba in 1951, where they raised their three children, Leonard, Mary-Ethel and Murphy. A teacher, she taught for over 25 years in the Cuba schools, and after she retired, she often tutored students to help them pass their SATs. Margery loved Cuba and loved living in New Mexico. She was active in many clubs and enjoyed square dancing and reading. In the spring and summer, she could often be found working in her terraced flower garden, which bloomed in every color imaginable. She was on the Board of the Cuba Credit Union and volunteered at the public library, where she kept a stash of change to "lend" to children when they had unanticipated fines on their books. For her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, she always had a big hug and a warm snickerdoodle. Her husband; a son, Murphy Brasuel; and her sister, Louise Jones, preceded her in death. Survivors include her daughter, Mary-Ethel Foley of Hood River, Ore.; her son, Leonard Brasuel of Denver, Colo.; and a daughter-in-law, Margaret Brasuel of Rio Rancho, NM. Her five grandchildren, Margaret, Nancy, Lizzie, Murphy and Ana feel lucky that she lived long enough to know her eight great-grandchildren, Christopher, Leo, Sarah, Max, Miles, Mikey, Dash and Stella. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 9, 2010 at the Cuba Presbyterian Church in Cuba, NM. ABQ Journal Fri September 03, 2010

Brennan, Lucile Carpenter
Lucile Carpenter Brennan, 99, of Springer, NM died May 6, 2009 at Parkview Hospital, Pueblo, CO after a brief illness. At the time of her death Mrs. Brennan was a member of Springer First Methodist Church and P.E.O. in Raton, NM. A nationally-known tinsel painting artist, she helped revive interest in the 19th Century art form of reverse glass painting, and her works were sold for many years through B. Altmans, Saks Fifth Avenue, and other top department stores. She was a resident of Colfax long-term Care Facility in Springer and had previously resided in Angel Fire, NM, Lake Worth, FL, and Gretna, LA where she had been a Hurricane Katrina evacuee. Born January 10, 1910 in Concord, VT she lived her early years in Vermont and New Hampshire and in 1931 married Earl M. Brennan of Boston. As a chemical engineer working for paper companies the family lived in many cities and were active church members in cities which included Berlin, NH, Cincinnati, OH, Normal, IL, Dallas, TX, Ridgewood, NJ and Orange City, FL. A former librarian, Sunday school teacher and church elder, she had been honored for more than 50 years of P.E.O. women's educational and charitable work, and in recent years participated in chapters in Taos and Raton, NM, Gretna, LA and Lake Worth, FL. She was predeceased by her husband; and sister Priscilla Carpenter Goss. She is survived by son Vaughn Brennan and his wife Joan in Gretna, LA; daughter Marybeth Brennan Scheinbaum and her husband Mark Scheinbaum of Angel Fire, NM; beloved nephew Donald Goss of Hanover, NH; six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Memorial Service will be held Friday, May 15, 2009, 5 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 320 Maxwell Ave., Springer, NM, 87747. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the church. Memorial Services planned for a later date in New Orleans and New Hampshire. ABQ Journal Fri May 08, 2009

Brienza, Nicholas F.
Nicholas F. Brienza, beloved husband and father passed away suddenly, Monday, December 30, 2002. He was born on November 14, 1920 in Lynn, MA and was a resident of Albuquerque for 17 years. Nicholas was a proud decorated retired Untied States Navy Veteran, who served our country during World War II; in Atlantic and Pacific. He was a Mason of the 76 Lodge of Rio Rancho,Ballard Abyard and former Shrine Clown Club. He leaves his loving wife of 59 years, Jean; his sons, James and wife Karen of Key West, FL, and Daniel and wife Dana of Taos, NM; three brothers, Frank, Fred, and Michael Brienza; one sister, Lena Ventura all of Massachusetts; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. Private funeral services and interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Funeral services are entrusted to: Alameda Mortuary 9420 4th Street NW 898-3160 ABQ JournalJanuary 05, 2003

Briggs, B.C.
B. C. Briggs Superintendent of the Methodist Church in Trinidad, Colo was shot and killed accidently by an 11 year old boy. B. C. Briggs took the school children for a one day camping trip and while camping the 11 year old boy found a pistol. He pointed it at Briggs head and fired killing him instantly. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Brito, Carollina G.
Carolina G. Brito age 21 years, 5 months and 11 days. Wife of J. Antonio Brito of Talpa,NM. died 26 March 1905 at her home. Also surviving her is her mother Catalina Maestas 2 brothers and 1 sister names not listed. Buried 27 March 1905 in the Talpa, NM cemetery. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Brooks, Oliver R.
Oliver R. (Bob) Brooks born in Taos on September 1, 1917. The life long Taos resident peacefully passed away following an illness at the Taos Living Center on May 19, 2001. An Army Air Corps pilot in WWII, the retired Taos businessman was a member of Bent Lodge 42, Taos Lions Club and the Taos Volunteer Fire Department. His involvement in all aspects of the Boy Scouts of America led to the Silver Beaver Award in 1972. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Dorothy R. Brooks (Peg); he is also survived by his four sons, John E. Brooks, George A. Brooks (Debbi), Larry N. Brooks (Heidi), all of Albuquerque, and Randy of Taos; six grandchildren, Andrew, Celeste, Casey, Cristi, Katrina and Jennifer; and one brother, Charles B. Brooks, of Green Valley, AZ. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., May 26, 2001, at the First Presbyterian Church in Taos. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the New Mexico Boys' and Girls' Ranches, Inc., 6209 Hendrix Rd., NE. Albuquerque, NM 87110, the Kit Carson Museum, 113 E. Kit Carson Rd., Taos, NM 87571, or the charity of your choice.    ABQJournal May 24, 2001

Brough, Howard A.
Howard A. Brough, 80, a resident of Santa Fe passed away early Sunday morning, January 21, 2001, peacefully during sleep at his home of 30 years in Sunlit Hills. Howard was preceded in death by his wife, Madelene Brough, son, Hayden Brough, daughter, Dr. Anne Marie Brough Keller Rense. Howard was born near Colorado Springs, Colorado, the son of Turner Brough and Priscilla Riley. He was proud of his roots, which were Irish and one Native American grandmother. "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" could have been his theme song. He had eyes as blue as the Rocky Mountain skies (or Jack Benny's as he used to say) that twinkled often with kindness and humor. Howard was greatly influenced by his mother who was an Annie Oakley type that settled the west. She was a sharp shooting, no nonsense, single mother of five, who was a consummate hunter and fisherman. Peggy, as she was called, always got her deer and elk, and knew how to butcher it, tan the hide and sew the clothes. Howard married the love of his life, Madelene Elizabeth Driscoll in June, 1940 and they had four children. He was the manager of FW Woolworth stores before and after World War II and was the owner and operator of the Tastee Freez on Cerrillos Road from 1966 to 1986. "The Freez" as it was known was a popular hangout for young and old, especially in the sixties and seventies. It was where Howard got the nickname of "Hoy" from the expression, "Como esta, Hoy". Howard was the embodiment of Tom Brokaw's "The Greatest Generation" with the work ethic and reliability of that time. He loved to tinker, garden, eat desserts, workout and play pool at Quail Run and to hang out with his family. He enjoyed watching the Lawrence Welk show (especially the dancing) and should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to KNME Public Television, 1130 University Road, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102 (505) 277-2121. Howard is survived by his son, Harvey Brough and wife, Bonnie of Roswell; grandson, Steve Brough of Austin, TX; daughter, Laurie Brough Farber-Condon and husband, Michael Condon: granddaughters, Aviva Farber and Bridget Condon of Santa Fe; grandson, Hans Brough and wife, Kerri; great grandson, Ahlden of Brisbane, CA; granddaughter, Heidi Brough Lampe and husband, Mark: great-granddaughters, Cypress and Hayden of Chico, CA; grandson, Nathaniel Keller of South Euclid,OH; former son-in-law, Aram Farber of Santa Fe; good friend, Dr. Anita Willett Pais Gomez of Taos, who was like an adopted daughter; many nieces and nephews. Visitation will take place on Thursday, January 25, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at Berardinelli Family Chapel where a memorial service will take place at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, 1399 Luisa, 984-8600. www.berardinelli-mortuary.com ABQ Journal Thu January 25, 2001

Brown
Edward Keith "E.K." Brown, 78, a long time resident of Albuquerque, died Wednesday, August 27, 2003. He is survived by daughters, India A. Hatch of Taos, NM; Sabre J. Brown of Denver, CO; and son, Eldon Kermit Brown of Angel Fire, NM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vista Care Sandia Hospice Foundation, C/O Vista Care, 5201 Venice NE, Suite A& B, 87113. Cremation has taken place. Private family services. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333   ABQ Journal August 29, 2003

Brown, Lola Beatrice
Our beloved grandmother, Lola Beatrice Brown, born June 6, 1914, passed away on Friday, June 30th in Newbern, NC. Mrs. Brown was the beloved mother of Don D. Brown, who preceded her in death, on July 7th, 1972. Mrs. Brown was the most cherished grandmother of Lola Holmberg, Jerry Brown, the Late Lee Brown, Donnie Brown, Kenny Brown and Jodi Lynam, all of Albuquerque. Mrs. Brown had 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter, all of Albuquerque. Mrs. Brown was known and loved as"Aunt Boots" to Dr. Vernon Nellsch of Taos, NM; and to Betty Merrell of Beaufort, NC. Mrs. Brown was the dedicated wife of Retired Army Officer Lloyd K. Brown for 58 years, until his death on June 14, 1998. Mr. and Mrs. Brown were model patriotic citizens, and they are now resting together in peace in Jacksonville National Cemetery, Jacksonville, NC. The immediate family will conduct a memorial service at the Gravesite of Mrs. Brown's only son, Don D. Brown, at the Santa Fe National Cemetery on Friday, July 7th.   ABQ Journal Fri July 07, 2000

Brown, Masami John
Masami "Mas" John Brown, 16, of Taos died Sunday. He was a student at Taos High School. He is survived by his father, Francis "Cisco" Brown; mother, Katharine Yamazaki; brothers and sisters, Yuki Romero and wife Andrew of Camp Pendleton, Calif., Taro Brown of Portales, Mari Brown of Albuquerque and Diana Brown of Taos; and many other relatives and friends. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church. A mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at the same church with burial to follow at Talpa Cemetery. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. Journal North January 30, 2004

Brown, Sally Bohrer
Sally Bohrer Brown November 1, 2006 Sally Kay Bohrer Brown, 47, of Llano Quemado passed away on November 01, 2006. She is preceded in death by her parents, Warren and Betty Bohrer and her husband Anthony Brown. She is survived by her sister, Janet M. Bohrer.

Bryant, Pauline Johnston
Pauline Johnston Bryant passed away at the age of 76 on Saturday, February 16, 2008 in Boise, Idaho, after a five-year battle with cancer. Memorial Services will be held on July 31, 2008, at the First Christian Church in Tucumcari, New Mexico. A private Burial will be held at the Tucumcari Cemetery where the family will lovingly lay Pauline to rest next to her late husband. Pauline, the first of five girls, was born February 28, l931, in Brownfield, TX, to Paul W. Johnston and Irene Bagley Johnston. The family moved to New Mexico where the sisters became known as "The Johnston Girls." In May of 1949, Pauline graduated from Tucumcari High School and on August 4, 1949, married Charles L. Bryant in Santa Fe. The couple attended college at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces where Pauline obtained her Secretarial Certification. C.L.'s employment opportunities after his graduation in 1954 took them to Clovis and Artesia where Pauline worked in secretarial and bookkeeping positions. In 1963, they moved to Albuquerque. Pauline returned to college at the University of New Mexico and received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 1970. She passed her CPA exam on the first attempt (one of the proudest moments of her life) and went to work for a large accounting firm. The move to Boise, ID occurred in the winter of 1972. Pauline worked a few years for a water company. She was a supporter and contributor to many causes and volunteered her time for the Boise literacy group and for tax preparation assistance. Her many interests included homemaking, collecting, and trying new recipes, gardening, canning and playing bridge. A woman of humor, wit, and intelligence, she enjoyed good conversation, music, cross-word puzzles, and word games. Pauline was an avid recycler because of her concern for the environment. Pauline and C. L. loved and enjoyed living in Boise but always called New Mexico "home" and held it dear in their hearts. Pauline valued and was valued by her family, neighbors, and friends. After her illness slowed her down some, she enjoyed long telephone conversations with people across the country. Pauline was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister and brother-in-law, Christine and Howard Little; and sister, Aileen Valdevit. She is survived by two sisters, Wylene Vinall (Kenneth) of Tucson, AZ, and Evalene Leigon of Taos, NM, thirteen precious nieces and nephews, and other family members. For those desiring to make memorial contributions, the family suggests the NMSU Foundation, Inc., P. O. Box 3590, Las Cruces, NM 88003, for the Charles and Pauline Bryant Endowed Scholarship Fund, or to New Mexico Boys and Girls Ranch, PO Box 9, Belen, N.M. 87002-9901. ABQ Journal Sun April 20, 2008

Buchanan, Elizabeth
March 19, 2000, The Santa Fe New Mexican, page B-2, LIZ BUCHANAN (1927-2000) I was born on June 23, 1927, in Monte Vista, Colorado, to Mr. & Mrs. Herman Goehl. The Rio Grande river overflowed its banks that day. I grew up on a farm in Center, Colorado, with my brother Joseph and sister Margaret. I attended Sargent School, St. Scholastica Academy in Canon City, CO; Rosary College in Chicago, IL, and graduated from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM. It was there that I met my soulmate, husband, and father of our children, Clay Buchanan. I taught junior high school in California as well as in Espanola, NM. I was co-owner of an arts and crafts store in the Pojoaque Valley called "Local Color." For 20 years I worked for the Museum of New Mexico Foundation as the buyer for the museum shops in Santa Fe. I loved to travel and had the opportunity to experience the diverse cultures of the world with family and friends. I was most fulfilled by my life with Clay, raising our children, Whitney and Alexis. I am survived by my sister and her husband, Margaret and Milton Trujillo of Pueblo, CO; my brother, Joseph Goehl, of Denver, CO; my son, Whitney Buchanan, of Albuquerque, NM; my daughter and her husband, Alexis Buchanan and Jim Baldwin, of Taos, NM and their son John Baldwin of Santa Fe; my niece Laura and her husband Bill Woodward of Denver and their sons, George and Harry Woodward; my nephew, Karl Trujillo, and his wife, DaLynn, of Mt. Crested Butte, CO; my nephew, John Trujillo, of Ft. Collins, CO; my nephew, Daniel Trujillo, of Denver, CO; my niece and Godchild, Mary Trujillo, of Castro, Chile; my special cousin, Art Goehl, and his wife, Charlene, of Alamosa, CO; and numerous relatives. I was preceded in death by my husband, Clay, my parents, Herman and Laura Goehl, and Alexis Boudreau. My life was full and I was blessed with wonderful, loving friends and family. Friends may call on Monday, March 20, from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the McGee Funeral Home at 1320 Luisa Street in Santa Fe. Interment at the National Cemetery will follow. Donations in Lizs name can be made to the Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society, Open Hands, Habitat for Humanity, Kitchen Angels or the Wegeners Granulomatosis Support Group for Research (PO Box 28660, Kansas City, MO 64188-8660)

Bullington, Eddy Lee
Eddy Lee Bullington, 40, of Red River passed away on February 22, 2006. He was a local musician for many years. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Jo Fasnacht and Edward L. Fasnacht, paternal grandparents, Gene and Sophie Bullington, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He is survived by his children, Jordan Taylor and Makenna Monet Bullington, parents, Bob and JoLene Bullington all of Red River, brother, Robert Lynn Bullington Jr. (Laura) of Alamosa, CO and niece, Autumn Lanning Bullington. There will be a public visitation on Monday, February 27, 2006 3 to 7 PM at the Rivera Chapel. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 at 10 AM at Red River Community House with burial to follow at Red River Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to the following: First Baptist Church of Red River, NM, Children's Day Care Center to be built for the children of Red River and surrounding areas, National Alliance for Research of Schizophrenia and "Depression", 60 Cutter mill Road, Suite #404, Great Neck, NY 11021, Circle of Love (music through Hospice for the critically or terminally ill or in pain), P.O. Box 212, El Rito, NM 87530. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home.

Bunker, Juanita F.
Juanita F. Bunker age 81 of Clovis NM died Tuesday, December 13, 2005 at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born February 13, 1924 to Fred and Cora Devinnia Underhill in Moffet, Colorado. She married Elmer Bunker on May 13, 1945 in Taos, New Mexico. She was a business manager and co-owner for Elmer Bunker and Associates Auction Sales. She was of the Baptist faith. She loved taking care of her children and their home. She enjoyed watching baseball. She came to Clovis in 1992. She is survived by her son, Edward (Debra) Bunker of Clovis, NM; daughter, Vickie Ross of Crowley, Texas; brother, Jack Underhill, of Denver, Co., granddaughter Shawna (Ernie) Bunch of Bedias, TX. She was preceded in death by her husband. Graveside services will be held Thursday December 15, 2005 at 1:00 pm at Sandia Memory Gardens in Albuquerque, NM with Pastor Marvin Capehart officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society South West Division Inc., P.O. Box 3108, Albuquerque, NM 87191-3108. Arrangements are by Muffley Funeral Home Clovis, NM (505) 762-4435  ABQ Journal Wed December 14, 2005

Burgess, Wescott Howard
Taos Star, Thurs. Dec 15, 1949 Final Rites for Burgess Services were held at Hanlon Funeral Home yesterday for Wescott Howard Burgess, 53, veteran of World War I, who died here Friday afternoon. Capt. M.A. Spotts officiated, the services being in charge of the American Legion. Burial was in Sierra Vista Cemetery. Burgess, a native of Cambridge, Mass., was a descendant of an early colonial family, which settled in Cape Cod in 1600. The Burgesses, prominent in New England history, are said to have been progenitors of the Roosevelt family. The deceased had made his home in New Mexico for the past 25 years, where he was favorably know in state art circles. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Campbell, of Boston, Mass., Mrs. A.A. King of Cambridge, Mass., and Mrs. H.G. Davis of Buffalo, NY. Mrs. King and Mrs. Davis were here for the funeral.

Burns, Katherine P.
Katherine P. Burns, 41, passed away September 26, 2010. Katherine was born April 15, 1969, in Taos, New Mexico, to Lawrence J. Crowley and Windy A. (Barnes) Crowley. She graduated from Tao's High. Katherine was the loving wife of Gregory A. Burns, a graduate of Highland High and UNM. Katherine passed away at UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, nine days after giving birth to two healthy, beautiful girls, Isla Belle Paloma Burns and Addison Katherine Geneva Burns. She is survived by her parents; and two sisters, Miya and Shanti also remaining to mourn Katherine's death are her husband, Gregory; twin daughters, Isla and Addison Burns; brother-in-law, (Greg's twin brother) Jeffery G., wife Stephanie and nephew Jonathan Burns, with whom Greg and his twin daughters are now living; Also, her in-laws, Samuel G. and Theresa J. Burns of Albuquerque; Other survivors include many aunts, uncles, cousins and grandmother. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service celebrating Katherine's life was conducted at the Celebrity Center, Los Angeles, California. Memorial will be followed by scattering of ashes in Hawaii at a later date. Submitted on behalf of Gregory A. Burns by Samuel G. and Theresa J. Burns, of Albuquerque, New Mexico.  ABQ Journal Sun October 10, 2010

Burt, Mary Frances
Mary Frances Burt, 95, a resident of New Mexico since 1926, passed away Saturday, February 13, 1999, which would have been her 75th wedding anniversary. She is survived by three daughters, Betty Eatough and husband, Mel, Katherine Tenczar, Marilyn Hokanson and husband, Jerry, all of Albuquerque; three sons, Gaylord Burt and wife, Anna, Wasco, CA, Robert Burt and wife, Cathie, Taos, and George Burt, Denver, CO; two sisters, Ella Leeds and Helen Babcock, both of Colorado; 25 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. She was a member of San Ysidro Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gaylord Burt Sr. in 1962; and one great-grandchild in 1974. She pioneered with her husband, Gaylord, in bringing electricity to Northern, NM. She attended college in Grand Junction, CO and briefly taught school grades 1 through 8 in a one room school house before marrying her husband in 1924. A Rosary will be recited Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Palm Chapel of Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal SE. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, 10:00 a.m., at San Ysidro Catholic Church. She will be buried by her husband in Santa Fe National Cemetery. Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal SE, in charge of arrangements.  ABQ Journal Tue February 16, 1999

Burt, Pauly
Pauly Burt, 66, a very familiar face around Taos passed away on September 24, 2006. He was known as the "paperboy" for Taos. For over 50 years he sold the Taos News, New Mexican and Albuquerque Journal. He is preceded in death by his father, Paul J. Burt and sister, Rosamund Gutierrez. He is survived by his mother, Jewel Burt, brother, Gordon Burt (Cynthia) of Taos, sisters, Barbara Cozart (Duke) of Tres Piedras and Sylvia Archuleta of Taos, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Rosary was held on September 27, 2006 at Rivera Chapel. Funeral mass was on September 28, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment followed at Sierra Vista Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Four Corners Animal League, P.O. Box 1163, Taos, NM 87571 because of his love for animals.

Bustos, Betty Delgado
Betty Delgado Bustos – Age 77 born and raised in San Pedro passed away on Monday, June 27, 2005 from a battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Abran Bustos Jr.; father and mother: Eduardo and Josie Delgado; sister, Agnes Gonzales; father and mother-in-law: Abran and Rafela Bustos. Mrs. Bustos was born on September 16, 1927 to Eduardo S. and Josie Delgado, she married Abran Bustos Jr. on December 27, 1951 at La Iglesia de Santa Cruz de la Cañada. She was a business manager for the Mesa Vista and Española Schools. She was a member of the Santa Cruz Senior Citizens and was a longtime bowler. She is survived by her son, Phillip Bustos and wife Joan of Albuquerque; daughter, Christine "Teeney" Bustos of the home; grandson, Matthew Bustos of Albuquerque; granddaughters: Aimee and Lisa Bustos of Albuquerque; brother, Edward Delgado and wife Liria of San Pedro; sisters-in-law: Eliza Thompson and husband Robert of Santa Cruz and Anita and Virginia Arakelian of Fresno, CA; special nieces: Vicki Bickel and husband Jim of Las Cruces and JoAnne Gonzales and husband Deric Stucker of Barcelona, Spain; special great-nephew, Jeffrey Bickel; other special nieces and nephews: Danny, Johnny Delgado, Maria Mantelli, Martha Perraglio, Gina Martinez, Teresa and Bernadette Gallegos, Larry and Dennis Gallegos, Don, Abran, David and Robert Bustos, Paulette Dupree, Bryan and Peter Arakelian and Cathy Arakelian; and also many godchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. A rosary will be recited on Friday, July 1, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. at La Iglesia de Santa Cruz de la Cañada with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. the same day. Interment will follow at 1:30 p.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. The Rivera Family of Block-Salazar Mortuary is providing the family of Betty Delgado Bustos with care and professional services. 505-753-2288 or 1-800-443-4854 Born: September 16, 1927

Bustos, Conrada Martinez de
Conrada Martinez de Bustos age 15 of Rociada Mora County, NM. died 28 Nov 1909 at 12:00 noon. died of Fiebre Escarlatina (Scarlet Fever). Survived by her husband Leandro Bustos they had been married 3 months 12 day. Father Vidal Martinez, 4 brothers and 1 sister. Names not listed. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Byars, Victoria Lee
Victoria Lee Byars September 10, 2005 Victoria Lee Byars, 47, of Taos, formerly of Cerro, passed away on September 10, 2005. She is preceded in death by her step-father Louis B. Gomez, grandfather Estevan Gomez, Uncle Joe Gomez and cousin Abel Gomez, Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Dion C. Gallegos Locke (Kurt) of Albuquerque, sons, Daniel Johnathon Martinez of Albuquerque, Julian Romero of Taos, mother Kathleen A. Gomez of Cerro, grandmother Eva Gomez of Cerro, grandson Jesse Daniel Locke, brother Joe Richard Gomez (Isabel) and sister Louann Bridges. She is also survived by uncles, aunts, other relatives and many friends. There was a memorial service September 16, 2005 at 12 in Questa. Arrangements by Rivera- Hanlon Funeral Home.

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