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Cajete, Alex
Alex Cajete January 8, 1928 - June 5, 2005 Mr. Alex Cajete – Age 77 a resident of Guachupangue passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2005. He was preceded in death by his mother, Anna Maria Cajete. He is survived by his sister, Magelita Salazar and husband Alex and Clara Cajete; brothers: Frank Naranjo and Manuel Cajete all of Guachupangue; as well as numerous nephews, nieces and other relatives and friends. Recitation of the rosary will be held on Monday, June 6, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of Block-Salazar Mortuary. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. at the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Santa Clara Pueblo. Interment will follow at the Santa Clara Pueblo Cemetery. The Rivera family of Block-Salazar Mortuary is providing the family of Alex Cajete with care and professional services. 505-753-2288 or Toll Free 1-800-443-4854 Born: January 8, 1928 Place of Birth: Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico Death: June 5, 2005 Place of Death: Guachupangue, New Mexico

Caldwell, Alda L.
Alda L. Caldwell age 94, Resident of Ranchos de Taos, NM. died March 26,1968 at Holy Cross Hospital Taos, NM. She was the widow of James N. Caldwell. She is survived by daughters Mrs. Theodore O'hara and Mrs. Virginia C. Anderson. Taos News. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Caldwell, Stephen D.
Stephen D. Caldwell May 25, 1941 - August 19, 2006 Stephen Daniel Caldwell, 65, died unexpectedly August 19, 2006 at 7:30 a.m. The respected and well-loved native New Mexican will be missed by all who knew him. He loved life and appreciated every moment. He cared deeply for those he knew and was always there to help anyone achieve their aspirations. Born in Springer, graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, he proudly served his country flying F-4 Phantom jets in Vietnam, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross with 11 Oak Leaf Clusters. Returning to New Mexico in 1972, he founded and ran Caldwell Construction in Taos where he lived until 1980 when he moved his family to Albuquerque where he continued his career in construction management. He loved the creative process of construction and building to make the community a better place. He was involved in construction or renovation of several notable projects including the Hispanic Cultural Center, the Eldorado Hotel, La Posada Hotel, Bishop's Lodge, the Bataan Memorial Building, Rainbow Vision, Ghost Ranch Worship Hall and Residences, and hundreds of homes across New Mexico. A proud father of six grown children, he was an active leader building and promoting youth soccer. In 1996 he moved to Santa Fe where in 2003 he met the adult love of his life, Bette Ridgeway. Together they shared beautiful days and nights filled with music, art, and Steve's life-long interest, golf. Steve is survived by wife, Bette Ridgeway; children, Karen, Kathleen, Jennifer, Matt, Ann, and Meghan; mother of his children and first wife of 32 years, Lynn of Albuquerque; six grandchildren; siblings, Joe of Taos and Kass Atkinson of Santa Fe. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at Berardinelli Family Chapel. Contributions in his honor should be directed to the cause of your choice or Oprah's Angel Network. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, 1399 Luisa Street, Santa Fe, NM 87505, (505) 984-8600. ABQ Journal Tue August 22, 2006

Call, Sandra Marie
Sandra Marie Call, 54, of Taos passed away on September 03, 2006. She is survived by her husband, Peter Freston Lyne, mother, Ora Call, brothers and sisters, Larry Call (Mary), James Call (Theresa), Nora Sego (Robert), Don Call (Patti), Dorothy Jones (Jepson), Bill Call (Sherree) and Shirley Kunard (Alan). Memorial service was held on September 09, 2006 at Rivera Chapel.

Cameron, Dale R.
Dale R. Cameron, 65, of Taos and Santa Fe passed away peacefully at his home in Taos surrounded by his family on January 16, 2006. He was the owner of Pace Metals North in Santa Fe. He volunteered with many youth activities in Santa Fe and Taos Counties. Dale and his son, Dan were involved in building the first Taos hockey rink at Kit Carson Park. He and his daughter, Jessica started the golf program at the Taos Pueblo. He umpired baseball games in Santa Fe and Taos County and refereed hockey games in Taos. He also umpired for many years at the MSBL/MABL World Series Baseball League. He is preceded in death by his parents Robert and Yvonne Cameron and his brother Barry Cameron. He is survived by his wife Linda Cameron, his four children, Dan Cameron (Laurie) from Minnesota, Deb Gales from Calgary, Canada, Tricia Young (Cinco) from Maui, Jessica Cameron, from San Diego, CA, his grandchildren Nichole and Lisa Bottomley, Levi and Bailey Young, Stephanie Cameron, his brothers and sisters D.J. Cameron (Trudy), Carol Cameron, Sharon Breyer, Pat Legault (Ron), Robin Cameron (Mona), Martin Cameron (Shannon) and Marvin Cameron (Irene). Visitation was held on , January 19, 2006 at Block Salazar Mortuary in Espanola. Memorial service was held on January 20, 2006 at the Taos Country Club. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Dale's name may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

Cameron, Dale R.
Dale R. Cameron, 65, of Taos and Santa Fe passed away peacefully at his home in Taos surrounded by his family on January 16, 2006. He was the owner of Pace Metals North in Santa Fe. He volunteered with many youth activities in Santa Fe and Taos counties. Dale and his son, Dan, were involved in building the first Taos hockey rink at Kit Carson Park. He and his daughter, Jessica, started the golf program at the Taos Pueblo. He umpired baseball games in Santa Fe and Taos County and refereed hockey games in Taos. He also umpired for many years at the MSBL/MABL World Series Baseball League. He is survived by his wife, Linda Cameron; his four children, Dan, Deb, Tricia, Jessica; five grandchildren; and seven siblings. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2006 at 7 p.m. at Block Salazar Mortuary in Espanola. Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 20, 2006 at 3 p.m. at the Taos Country Club. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Dale's name may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home.  ABQJournal January 18, 2006

Campbell, Ana Maria
Ana Maria Campbell December 31, 2005 Ana Maria Campbell, 81, of Taos passed away on December 31, 2005. She is survived by her daughter, Yvonne Lewis. No services will be held.

Campos, Joe A.
Joe A. Campos October 9, 1962 - July 11, 2005 Joe A. Campos – Age 42 passed away on Monday, July 11, 2005. He was born to Tomas and Lillian Campos on October 9, 1962. He is survived by his daughter, Jolene Campos of Albuquerque; son, David Campos of Albuquerque; brothers: Estevan Campos, Lawrence Campos and Michael Campos and wife Patricia, Gilbert Campos and companion Pauline Lovato and Henry Campos and wife Maria all of Albuquerque; and numerous other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 14, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at the Apostolic Praise Temple Church in Dixon with Pastor Salomon Sanchez officiating. The Rivera Family of Block-Salazar Mortuary is providing the family of Joe A. Campos with care and professional services. 505-753-2288 or Toll Free 800-443-4854

Candelario, Cencionita
Cencionita Candelario, 95, of Talpa died Monday, October 7, 2003, at the home of her niece, Maxine Martinez. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fidel Candelario; parents, Manuel Antonio Maestas and Tomasita T. Maestas; brothers, Anastacio Maestas, Guillermo Maestas, Andres C. Maestas, Pascual Maestas; sisters, Felicitas Romero, Victoriana Duran, Clarita Ortiz, and Felicitas Tafoya. She is survived by sisters-in-law, Cecilia Tafoya, Amalia Trujillo both of Taos, and Teresena Martinez of Colorado; and many nephews and nieces. Rosaries will be recited at 7 p.m. today at Rivera Hanlon Funeral Chapel and at 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Francis De Asis. Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis de Asis with interment to follow at Talpa Cemetery. Rivera Hanlon Funeral Home. Journal North October 7, 2003

Cann, Herbert P.
Herbert P. Cann age 69 Born in St. Louis, Mo, resident of Taos,NM died in Albuquerque,NM. July 2,1968. Survivors include his Wife Frances Cann; Brother Wilson Cann and a sister Mrs. Edith Bassett. Taos News. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

CANTU, Angie
Angie Cantu, 83, of Taos passed away November 15, 2008. Mrs. Cantu was the former First Lady of Taos and co-owner of Cantu Furniture with her husband Philip Cantu, Jr. the former Mayor of Taos. She was preceded in death by her husband Philip Cantu Jr.; infant son Robert Cantu; grandson, Lucio Hopkins; parents Ruben and Esther Chavez; sisters Cordy Mestas, Rebecca Lucero, Anita Garcia; and brother, Frank Chavez. She is survived by sons and daughters Loretta Cantu Rothstein (Mitch) of Rio Rancho, Philip D. Cantu (Dori) of Mora, Patricia Cantu-McLaughlin (Kerry) of Nebraska, Ruben Cantu (Padma) of Virginia, Judi Cantu (James Mondragon) of Taos, Brian Cantu of Albuquerque; 16 grandchildren and six great- grandchildren. A visitation will be held on Thursday, November 20, 2008 from 1-5 p.m., at Rivera Chapel. Rosary will be recited on Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Funeral Mass will be Friday, November 21, 2008 at 10 a.m., at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church with interment to follow at the Sierra Vista Cemetery. Arrangements by Rivera Family Mortuaries. ABQJournal   November 18, 2008

Carabajal, Frances Castillo
January 17, 2006 Frances "Pancha" Castillo Carabajal, 89, of Taos passed away on January 17, 2006. She is preceded in death by her husband, Henry Carabajal in August, 1981. She is survived by her nephews, Manuel Castillo (Kim) and Eloy Castillo (Betty), caregiver, Margaret Cortez Martinez, close friends, Sharon Salazar (Ron), Linda Suazo (Art), Matthew Martinez, Cleo Duran (Bobby), Andrew Salazar, Ronnie Salazar Jr., Arturo Suazo Jr. and Isaac Suazo, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Rosary was recited on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Funeral mass was held on Thursday, January 19, 2006. Interment was hled at Dolores Cemetery. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home.

Cardenas, Altagracia S. de
Altagracia S. de Cardenas age 22 years 2 months and 12 days died 29 Nov 1907. Survived by Husband Andres L. Cardenas and 1 son name not listed. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Cardenas, Simona de
Simona de Cardenas of El Prado, NM died at her residence Monday 15 October 1906 at 2:00 PM. Wife of Luis Cardenas 5 sons and 3 daughters.(Names not listed) La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Cardenas, William
February 3, 2006 William "Punky" Cardenas, 32, of Ranchos de Taos passed away on February 03, 2006. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Placida Cardenas and his sister Veronica Cardenas. He is survived by his wife Cindy Cardenas, of Ranchos de Taos, mother Marcella Cardenas, of Taos, children Adrian, Santiago, Christopher and Amanda Cardenas, sisters, Tomasita Ramirez (Pat), Mary Anne Cardenas (James), Jessica Cardenas (Ernie), brother, Michael Cardenas (Juana), and many other relatives and friends. Rosary was recited on February 06, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe. Funeral mass was held February, 07, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Carpentier, John Raymond
John Raymond Carpentier, 53, of Ranchos de Taos died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald L. Carpentier. He is survived by his sons, Ryan and Corey Carpentier; mother, Phyllis M. Tomlinson; brothers and sisters, Robert Carpentier, Mary Carpentier, Jeanne Kirk (Forrest), Christopher Carpentier (Brenda); and stepbrothers, Terry, Roger, Chris and Kenny Tomlinson.A memorial gathering will take place after 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16 at his mother's residence at 307 Espinoza Road, No. 4, in Ranchos de Taos. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home

Carrillo, Luis Teodoro
Luis Teodoro Carrillo age 53, resident of Taos,NM, died Jan 5,1968 in The Veterans Hospital, Martinez, Calif. Surviving him is his wife Celina A. Carillos; Sons Leroy and Roger Carrillos; Sisters Dora Medina and Virginia Duran; Brother J. B. Carillos. Taos News Jan 25, 1968.10. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Carroll, Charles
Charles Carroll age 65. Resident of Taos, NM. died at home Sept 6 or 7, 1968. He is survived by a brother Mitchell no surname listed from Paris France. Others not listed. Taos News Sept 19, 1968 A 3. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Carson, Charles Edgar
Colonel USAF Retired Charles Edgar Carson, 88, of Silver City passed away Saturday, July 21, 2001 in Gila Regional Medical Center. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Bright Funeral Home. Memorial Services will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2001 at the First Presbyterian Church, 1915 N. Swan Street with Reverend Bob Reese officiating. Interment with full military honors conducted by American Legion Post #18 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3347 will follow at Ft. Bayard National Cemetery. Colonel Carson was born March 14, 1913 in Hancock, NY. He was the son of Edgar Paul Carson and Bertha Mohn Carson. He was married to Ellen Harriette Hollingsworth who preceded him in death after fifty-six years of marriage. He is survived by one daughter, Elaine Montague and her husband, Gary of Albuquerque, NM; one son, Bob Carson and his wife, Alma of Silver City; two grandchildren, Kevin Carson and his wife, Kristy of Hurley, NM and Brian Carson and his wife, Cheresse of Surprise, AZ. Colonel Carson was a man of science. He was a professor of physics at Emory University in Atlanta, GA until joining the United States Army in 1943. At the end of World War II he joined the United States Air Force and enjoyed a challenging career managing scientific research facilities, including assignments at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, NM; Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, OH; the Pentagon in Arlington, VA; the Office of Aerospace Research in Washington, DC and Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo, NM. After his military retirement in 1967, Colonel Carson taught high school physics and chemistry in Taos, NM. He retired from teaching in 1977 and he and his wife, moved to Santa Fe, NM where they lived until moving to Silver City in 1982. Colonel Carson and his wife were avid volunteers, donating more than 10,000 hours of service to the hospital auxiliaries in Taos, Santa Fe and Silver city and for a time he was the volunteer manager of the Auxiliary Gift Shop at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was an active member and Elder of the First Presbyterian Church in Silver City. He was a member of several community organizations including the Kiwanis Club of Silver City, the American Legion and the Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce, where he volunteered as an information specialist. Colonel Carson was a member of the New Mexico Education Association, the Grant County Retired Teachers, the Westerners, the Silver City Museum Society and the Friends of the Library Association. He was a member of the the New York Academy of Science, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Retired Officers Association and the American Association of Retired Persons. He was also a member of the Beta Kappa Social Fraternity, the Chi Beta Phi Scientific Fraternity and the Gama Sigma Journalistic Fraternity. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 1915 N. Swan Street, Silver City, NM or El Refugio, 800 S. Robert Street, Silver City, NM. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  ABQ Journal Tue July 24, 2001

Carter, Beverly Rose
Beverly Rose Carter May 10, 1957 - February 5, 2005 Beverly Carter, Age 47 of Espanola, went to her eternal rest on Saturday, February 5, 2005 peacefully at her residence. She was preceded in death by her father; Collins Carter and her nephew James Jackson, who was like a son to her. Beverly Carter is survived by her daughters; Shatoya Ray and Sharmaine Carter and Victoria Quintana of Espanola, her mother Velma Jordan also of Espanola, Beverly's companion, Bernie Maestas, and three grandchildren; Joaquim Carter, Meika Jaramillo and Keinna Aguilar, a sister; Doloris Jackson, Brother; Willie Carter and niece Deeancee Jackson and many other relatives and friends. Arrangements for cremation have been made and the family will be holding private services. The Carter family has entrusted her funeral arrangements to the Rivera family of Block Salazar Mortuary. Born: May 10, 1957 Place of Birth: Taos, New Mexico Death: February 5, 2005 Place of Death: Española, New Mexico

Casados, Albino
Albino Casados Age 74 of Arroyo Seco, NM. Died 23 Feb 1910 at 12:00 Noon. Survived by 4 sons and 3 daughters. No names listed. He was a military veteran having served in the Navajo wars (Pre 1860). La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Casados, Guadalupita
Guadalupita Casados Age 8 of Arroyo Seco, NM. Died 27 March 1917 at 6:00 AM. Survived by parents Marcelino Casados and Tonita S. de Casados. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Casados, Jose M.
Jose M. Casados, 75, of Taos, died Wednesday September 24, 2003. He retired from the Forest Service in 1990. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Casados of Ranchitos; children, Eloida Torres (Jimmy) of Llano Quemado, Gilbert Casados of Ranchitos, Michael Casados (Manuela) of Taos and Angie Casados (Tim) of Ranchitos. He is also survived by grandchildren, Charlotte Martinez (Max), Jamie Torres, Gilbert Casados Jr. (Maria), Joseph Casados, Carla Casados, Lucia Torres, Carlos Casados and Andrew Casados; two great-grandchildren, Joshua Casados and Abigal Gallegos; and many other relatives. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. today at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church with burial to follow at Valdez Cemetery. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. Journal North September 26, 2003

Casados, Patrocinia
Patrocinia Casados, 87, a resident of Chamisal, passed away on Saturday, April 3, 2010 following a sudden illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Casimiro Casados; son, Lawrence H. Casados; grandchildren, Andres Casados, Dion Martinez and Kimberly Casados. Patrocinia was a devoted wife and mother. Mrs. Casados is survived by her children, Johnny Casados and wife Judy of Chamisal, Casey Casados and wife Flora of Chamisal, Michael Casados of Albuquerque, Jessie Martinez and husband Elmer of Dixon, Tonita Vigil and husband Bill of Albuquerque and Rufina Leyba and husband James of La Mesilla; brother, Rudolfo Romero of Chamisal; sister, Elvira Lopez of Ojito; brother-in-law, Jose Casados of Rio Lucio; sisters-in-law, Delia Lopez of Chamisal and Lugarda Sandoval of Rio Lucio; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Public visitation will begin on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at the St. Anthony's  Catholic Church in Peñasco with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated on Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. also at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Peñasco. Burial to follow at the Chamisal Catholic Cemetery. The Casados family has entrusted their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley.

Casias, Abran
Abran Casias, 66, of Taos died Tuesday October 28, 2003. He worked at the Molycorp mine and was also a carpenter. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Epimenia Casias; children, Patsy Rael and husband Rudy of Arroyo Hondo, Darlene Marquez and husband Jesus of Tulsa, Okla., Bolivar Casias and wife Epi of Las Vegas, N.M., Juan and Jake Casias, both of Taos; sister, Eliza Valerio; special nephew, Gabriel Casias; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Mass will be celebrated today at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church with burial to follow at Jesus de Nazareno Cemetery. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. Journal North October 30, 2003

Casias, Teofilo
Teofilo Casias age 21 years 5 months and 6 days of Walsenburg, Colo. died 2 Feb 1909 at 12:00 noon of Pulmonia. Son of Reyes Casias and Polonia M. de Casias. Surviving him is his wife Catarina de Casias and grand parents Doloritas and Ramon Martinez y Valdez. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Castillo, Albert L.
Albert L. Castillo, 87, a resident of Albuquerque and formerly of Taos, died Wednesday, March 5, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Juanita A. Castillo; son, David J. Castillo; daughters, Yolanda Castillo-Anaya and husband, David Anaya and Erma L. Castillo; and grandchildren, Leah M. Anaya, Victoria R. Cortez, Joshua D. Anaya and Isaac Z. Cortez. Albert was preceded in death by his son, Albert B. Castillo. Services will be held Saturday, 9:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Friends may visit French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, Friday, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Should friends desire, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5800 Lomas NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333    ABQ Journal March 07, 2003

Castillo, Juanita A.
Juanita A. Castillo, 87, a resident of Albuquerque and formerly of Taos died January 3, 2010 in Anchorage, Alaska where she was residing with her daughter, Erma Castillo and family. She is survived by her son, David J. Castillo; daughters, Yolanda Castillo-Anaya and husband, David Anaya; Erma L. Castillo and husband, Frederic Ready Jr.; and grandchildren, Leah M. Anaya, Victoria R. Cortez, Joshua D. Anaya, Isaac Z. Cortez; and great-granddaughter, Alexis C. Cortez; brothers, Charles Archuleta and wife, Belda, Edward Archuleta and wife, Desdie, and Louis Archuleta and wife, Olda. Juanita was preceded in death by her husband, Albert L. Castillo; and her son, Albert B. Castillo. Services will be held Saturday, January 9, 2010, 10:00 a.m., at French - University Blvd. Chapel. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Friends may visit French - University Blvd. Chapel, Friday, January 8, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Should friends desire, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's New Mexico Chapter, 9500 Montgomery Blvd NE, Suite 121, Albuquerque, NM 87110, Phone (505)266-4473. Please visit our online guestbook for Juanita at www.RememberTheirStory.com. French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333   ABQ Journal Fri January 15, 2010

Catcher, Jeanne
Jeanne Catcher, 80, of Vadito passed away on December 12, 2006. She is survived by her daughter, Cathleen Ho'olapa of Virginia and friend, Gilbert C. Luján of Vadito. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home.

Cater, Lucy F.
Lucy F. Cater, 102 1/2, born July 16, 1906 in Wagon Mound, NM died peacefully in her sleep in Albuquerque, on January 26, 2009. She was a resident of Albuquerque for the last four years, formerly of Taos, NM. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marcelino and Adelida (Varos) Fernandez, 11 brothers and sisters, Aggie Barerra (Roque) Salida, Co and Phoebe Vigil (Obed) Taos, NM; her beloved grandson, Keith Veo and daughter-in-law, Sheila Veo. She is survived by her son, George M. Veo of Rolla, MO and grandson, George L. Veo and wife, Parrie, also of Rolla; granddaughter, Darlene Veo Lundy, of Oklahoma; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and her companion and health caregiver, Louella Costanza. Memorial Services will be private and held at a later date with interment to follow at Sierra Vista Cemetery in Taos, NM; Pastor Ed Costanza, Church of God NM, officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Roadrunner Food Bank directly or to C.O.G.-NM Food Bank, c/o Mary Wendt, PO Box 35365, Alb., NM 87176-5365. ABQJournal February 01, 2009

Chacon, Anastacio
Anastacio Chacon of Arroyo Hondo, NM died at his residence at 1:00 PM 22 May 1909. His wife Asencion M.de Chacon had just died 5th day of April 1909. Surviving him his sons Jose Placido, Jose Pablo, Abelino, and Juan Chacon; Daughter Maria Gavina and Maria Genoveva Chacon. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Chacon, Antonio
Antonio Chacon age 104 of Encenada, NM. died 26 May 1909 at his home. Buried at the Park View (Rio Arriba,NM) cemetery. Children surviving are Manuel G., Jertrudes and Eusiba Chacon. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Chacon, Ascencion M. de
Ascencion M. de Chacon of Arroyo Hondo, NM. died at her residence at 9:00 PM 5 April 1909. She is survived by her husband Anastacio Chacon and 4 sons names not listed. Buried in the Plaza de Abajo cemetery (Arroyo Hondo) NM. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Chacon, Joe Herson
Joe Herson Chacon, 84, of Rodarte passed away on May 24, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Eliria Chacon, children, Florence Cornejo (Lupe) of Denver, Judy Sanchez (Larry) of Tucson, AZ, Eloisa Torres of Denver, Phillip Chacon (Ida) of Nevada, Carmen Sanchez of Tucson, AZ, Mary Mascarenas (Anthony) of Albuquerque, LouAnn Arellano (Arnold) of Dixon, Barbara Chacon of Leadville, CO, Lucy Chacon of Rodarte, Jerry Chacon (Geraldine) of Llano and Joe F. Chacon (Nadine) of Llano and. He is also survived by brothers, Frank Davis (Louis) and Larby Davis, 19 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends. Rosary was recited on Monday, May 29, 2006. Funeral mass was held on Tuesday, May 30, 2006. Both services were held San Antonio de Padua Catholic Church in Penasco. Interment was held at Santa Barbara Cemetery.

Chacon, Lucy Victoria
Lucy Victoria Chacon, 42, of Rodarte passed away on January 2, 2007. She is preceded in death by her father, Joe H. Chacon, grandparents, Florencio & Clorinda Chacon, Elipifanio & Frances Chacon. She is survived by her mother, Eliria Chacon, sisters and brothers, Florence Cornejo (Lupe) of Denver, CO, Judy Sanchez (Larry) of Tucson, AZ, Eloisa Torrez of Denver, CO, Phillip Chacon (Ida) of Nevada, Carmen Sanchez of Tucson, AZ, Mary Mascarenas (Anthony) of Albuquerque, LouAnn Arellano (Arnold) of Dixon, Barbara Chacon of Leadville, CO, Jerry Chacon (Geraldine) of Llano de San Juan and Joe Chacon of Llano de San Juan. She is also survived by 19 nieces and nephes, 21 great nieces and nephews, many other relatives and friends. Prayer service was held on January 04, 2007 at Penasco Valley Church of Christ in Rodarte. Funeral service was held January 05, 2007 at Penasco Valley Church of Christ. Interment followed at Santa Barbara Cemetery.

Chacon, Sophia F.
July 28, 2005 Sophia F. Chacon, 60, of Ranchos de Taos, passed away on July 28, 2005. She was preceded in death by parents, Jose Epiphanio and Maria E. Fernandez, sisters, Sofia Maestas Fernandez and Edna Fernandez, mother-in-law Amada Chacon and father-in-law, Epimeno Chacon. She is survived by her husband David Chacon Sr., children, Michelle Chacon, David Chacon II (Tina), Marie Chacon (Bradley Flores) and Francisco Chacon, grandchildren, Christina and Valentino Mascarenas, Mikayla and Nickolas Chacon, sisters and brothers, Mote Fernandez, Nobie Fernandez (Rose), Rosalind Anglada (Adelmo), Manuel Fernandez (Mele), Alice Tapia (Diego), Mante Chacon (Gloria), Robert Chacon, Barbara Pacheco (Sonny), Phillip Valdez, father in law, Eduardo Valdez and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Rosary was recited on Sunday July 31, 2005 at San Francisco de Asis in Ranchos de Taos. Funeral mass was held on Monday August 1, 2005 at San Francisco de Asis in Ranchos de Taos. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home.

Chalker, Elizabeth Edwina
Elizabeth Edwina "Dina" Chalker January 5, 1940-May 9, 2008 Elizabeth Edwina "Dina" Chalker passed away after a long battle with breast-cancer, in her home on Friday night, May 9, 2008. She was surrounded by her family. She is now with the Lord. She is survived by her brother and his wife, Jim and Marie Moore of Albuquerque, NM; two daughters, Deborah Ortega of Colorado Springs, and Leah Laurence and her husband, Joe of Colorado Springs; one son, Mike Ortega and his wife, Julia of Albuquerque, NM. She has eight grandchildren, Desiree Ortega, Amber Ortega, Amanda Ortega, Dillon LoSasso, Joseph Searcy-Ortega, Haley Laurence, Jarod Searcy-Ortega, Kohl Hughson and one great-grandson, Dayton Ortega. She was preceded in death by her husband, Amado Ortega, and her parents, Harvey and Josie Moore. Dina was born in Taos, New Mexico and was a graduate of Highlands University in Las Vegas, NM. She received her Master's degree from the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. She retired from School District 11 in Colorado Springs where she taught at Thomas B. Doherty High School for 24 years. She loved to travel, go to the movies and was an avid Broncos and Rockies fan. A Vigil will be held on Sunday, May 18th from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church and Memorial Services will be held 10:00 a.m., Monday, May 19th at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 3122 Poinsetta Dr. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer or to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Arrangements are by Holy Trinity Catholic Church (719-633-2132) and The Springs Funeral Services in Colorado Springs (719-328-1793).   ABQ Journal Sun May 18, 2008

Chambers, Marie C.
Marie C. Chambers, 84, of Ranchos de Taos died Sunday January 11, 2004. She formerly resided in Temple, Texas. She is survived by her daughter, Renee Valerio; and son, Mike Medina; two grandchildren, and many other relatives. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. Journal North January 13, 2004.

Chance, Michael R.
Michael R. Chance, 65, died April 3, 2009 in Taos, NM, and has lived in Taos since 1990. He was a retired insurance agent. He is survived by a son, Rick Epp, Wichita, KS; daughters, Tina Call, Liberal, KS; Debbie Doonan, Plantation, FL; Michelle Chance, Panorama City, CA; two grandsons, Blake Edwards & Quinn Doonan. Memorial Services will be conducted 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 23, 2009 at Miller Chapel, Liberal, KS.

Chatwin, Nora
Nora Chatwin, age 80, resident of Bosque Farms, passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2009. She was born on Wednesday, January 9, 1929 in Taos, New Mexico to Domitila and Juan Manuel Trujillo. Nora married Wallace Dayton Chatwin on June 29, 1949 in the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They lovingly raised six children and she is survived by, Susan and husband, Stephen Peterson, Lynn and wife, Joni Chatwin, Carolyn and husband, Richard Murset, Lorraine and husband, David Reschke, Kevin and wife, Shannon Chatwin, Sherri and husband, Jeffrey Thayne. Nora is also survived by 27 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ursula Cantu, and Marcia and husband, Tim O'Bryant; brothers, Arturo Trujillo, Tito and wife, Carmen Trujillo, and Jesse and wife, Ginger Trujillo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Nora was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wallace Chatwin; sisters, Magdalena Trujillo, and Lorraine Garza; brothers, Rafael Trujillo, and Levi Trujillo; and great-grandson, Noah Peterson. Nora was a devoted wife and mother and made each child and grandchild feel like they were her favorite. Living the Gospel of Jesus Christ was an integral part of her life and she was an example of Christ-like love and service to all who knew and loved her. Services will be held Saturday, May 16, 2009, 10:00 a.m., at the Los Lunas Stake Center, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on James Street in Los Lunas. Viewing will be at 9:00 a.m. at the Church. A Service will also be held in Taos Monday, May 18, 2009, 10:00 a.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 235 Camino Del Santiago Rd. Interment will follow at the Miera Family Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook for Nora at www.RememberTheirStory.com. French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333  ABQ Journal Fri May 15, 2009

Chatwin, Wallace Dayton
Wallace Dayton Chatwin, 80, a resident of Bosque Farms since 1997 and formerly of Taos died Saturday, September 16, 2006. He is survived by his spouse of 57 years, Nora; children, Susan and husband Stephen Peterson, Lynn and wife Joni Chatwin, Carolyn and husband Rich Murset, Lorraine and husband Dave Reschke, Kevin and wife Shannon Chatwin, Sherri and husband Jeff Thayne; 27 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sister Gloria and brother Gordon. Before moving to Bosque Farms, Wally was a long-time resident of Taos, NM where he was a building contractor. Wally was a respected member of his community and well known for his humor and outgoing personality. He was an active member of his church. Services were held September 20, 2006 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Los Lunas and on September 21, 2006 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Taos with interment at Miera Family Cemetery in Taos.

Chaves, Dale C.
Dale C. Chaves, 60, died last week of a heart attack at his home in downtown Albuquerque. A journalist and marketing professional for 34 years, Dale spent two stints in the 1990s at the Albuquerque Journal, first as a copy editor and later as a business writer. He then formed his own communications and marketing firm, Chaney Associates. He designed and implemented marketing, research and industrial communications projects for Intel Corp., Technology Ventures Corp., Charles Stephen & Co. andNew Mexico Bank & Trust, among other companies. In recent years, Dale pursued several new product development ventures using integrated technology, including innovative iPhone apps, with his long time business partner and friend Alan Hoving. In his long career as a writer, reporter and editor in both Chicago and Albuquerque, he covered manufacturing and financial services industries and won multiple Jesse E. Neal Awards in the 1970s for outstanding trade journalism. He edited psychologist Lynn Weiss's work on attention deficit disorder, and had books on home inspection and real estate brokerage published by Contemporary Books of Chicago. Seven years ago, Dale changed his birth surname from Chaney to Chaves in order to reclaim his family's original last name. His father had adopted the Chaney name before Dale's birth. As a result, many Albuquerque business associates and journalistic colleagues knew Dale as Dale Chaney. A native of Durango, Colo., Dale joined the U.S. Army in 1968 and served two tours of duty in the Vietnam War as a supply sergeant. He graduated summa cum laudein history from Fort Lewis College in Durango in 1973. He traveled to Rock Springs, WY.,where he took a job mining trona, the raw form of soda ash, to earn money for graduate school. He received his Master of Science in journalism from Northwestern University in 1976. After a post-graduate fellowship in the communications office of the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, he married Mary Beth Libbey of Antioch, Calif., in 1977. The couple lived and worked as business journalists in Chicago for 10 years, educating themselves about jazz in the city's nightclubs and learning about the world's cusine without ever leaving the city. Dale loved ball games at Wrigley Field, walking his Rottweiler, Dexter, on the shores of Lake Michigan and transforming a rundown 1920s frame house in west Lakewood into a showcase of urban pioneer handiwork, complete with oak floors and baseboards and a fully restored kitchen. He did all the carpentry himself. Mary Beth and Dale moved to Albuquerque in 1986, and their daughter Frances Libbey Chaves was born in 1988. The couple remained married another 22years and then divorced in 1988. Dale was an avid backpacker, hiker and cyclist who enjoyed traveling with his family. They took trips to Italy to explore Rome, Pisa and Cinque Terre; to Vancouver Island for kayaking; to Cozumel, Mexico, for scuba diving; and to the East and West coasts for beach vacations. He was a voracious reader with an immense range of interests: philosophy, theology, literature, history, politics and science. His writing pursuits were equally broad. In addition to journalistic and business writing, he wrote fiction and poetry. His near-constant canine companions throughout the years included Dexter, Jake, Hank and Buddy. His accomplishments outside of the working world included renovating three homes, landscaping a home in Corrales, and analyzing and trading stocks. Over the years he became a gourmet cook, much to the delight of his family and friends who were invited to share his talent and his table. Dale was preceded in death by his parents, Helen and Adolph Chaney; and several aunts and uncles who were the adopted brothers and sisters of Dale's father: Elsie and Connie Armijo of Albuquerque, and RayArmijoof Santa Fe. He was also preceded in death by his uncle, Henry Martinez of Denver; and his closest lifelong friend, Stanley Romero of Santa Ana, Calif. Dale is survived by his daughter, Frances Chaves, of Albuquerque; three sisters, Eileen Gant and Carol LaVarta of Lamar, Colo, and Bobbie Mclain of West Plains, MO, and their families;and his former wife, Mary Beth Libbey of Albuquerque. Survivors also include several aunts and uncles: Frank Armijo of Taos, Justin Armijo of Santa Fe, Elmer Armijo of Pena Blanca, Zelma Armijo of Pennsylvania, and Joan Goodman, Lillian Prichard, and Dolores Armijo, all of Albuquerque. Not to mention many dear friends, including Wayne Aragon and Richard Draper, who will tell you he touched the lives of everyone he met. Services will be held at noon Thursday at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 601 Montano Rd. NW. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent in Dale's name to either the library or the academic program in history c/o the Fort Lewis College Foundation. 1000 Rim Dr. Durango CO. 81301 ABQ Journal August 03, 2010

Chavez, Aniceto
Aniceto Chavez age 1 year and 3 months of Chimayo, NM. Son of Juan R. Chavez and Ruperta M. de Chavez died Thursday 16 August 1906. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Chavez, Arthur
Arthur Chavez passed away at the age of 29 years on June 6, 2009 in Red River, New Mexico. He was born in Grants, New Mexico on August 17, 1979. He attended school in both Moriarty and Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he met his elementary school sweetheart, Shyla Martinez. Arthur was a General Contractor who owned his own company Chavez Builders for the past four years. Arthur was a loving father who was devoted to his wife and children. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and camping. He was also an avid fan of the Miami Dolphins. He was a member of the New Beginnings church and always strived to be kind, loving and supportive to those in need. Arthur is survived by his wife Shyla; his children Arthur Lucero, daughter Erica Chavez and his baby boy Julian Chavez; his father Arturo Avila, his mother Mary Chavez; his grandmother Emilia Chavez; his siblings Chris Chavez and wife Eva of Albuquerque, Belinda Avila and husband Marcos of Santa Fe, Regina Chavez and husband Charles of Albuquerque, Isaac Chavez and wife Teresa of Edgewood, Manuel Chavez, Phillip Chavez and wife Janice; 12 nieces and nephews and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Arthur loved life and his family and always demonstrated a great sense of humor as well as a willingness to lend a hand. He lived his life to the fullest. Arthur was intensely loved and will be much missed by his entire family and all of his many friends. Funeral Services will be held at the New Beginnings church on the corner of Carlisle and Montgomery. The Memorial Service will be Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 10:00 a.m., with the Burial to follow. The Burial Services will be held at the Sunset Memorial Park on Menaul and Edith. Arrangements in care of Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque 225 San Mateo NE 764-9663

Chavez, David Jr.
April 09, 2001, The Santa Fe New Mexican, page A-2, David (Davy) Chavez Jr., 33, a lifelong resident of Espanola, passed away on Friday, April 6, 2001. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Jose Vicente Chavez, and his maternal grandparents, Frank and Alice Pineda. He is survived by his daughter, Nattlee Chavez; his companion and the mother of his daughter, Jenna Olsen; parents David and Dolores Chavez; brother Dennis Chavez, all of Espanola; sister Alice Martinez and husband Ronald of Chimayo; nephew Matthew Martinez; paternal grandmother Jesusita Chavez of Espanola; uncle George Chavez and wife Sandy; uncle Patricio Chavez, all of Taos; uncle Robert Pineda of Rio Lucio; uncle Arturo Pineda of Santa Fe; special cousins Suzette Lucero and Georgette Apodaca; and numerous other cousins, relatives and friends. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. today at Block-Salazar Mortuary. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. in the mortuary chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the San Jose Church in Hernandez, N.M., with Rev. Father Augustine Moore officiating. Internment will follow at the San Jose Cemetery in Hernandez. Serving as pallbearers will be Ezequiel Garcia, Fred Martinez, Patrick Chavez Jr., Steven Chavez, Jerome Lopez and Allen Kuefus. Honorary pallbearers are Mike Giddens, Jennifer Vigil, Julie Bird and all of the Amistad staff. Arrangements are through the Salazar Family of Block-Salazar Mortuary and Crematory, (505) 753-2288 or (800) 443-4854.

Chavez, Decideria F. de
Decideria F. de Chavez age 70 years, 4 months and 11 days died 22 June 1907 at 4:00 PM. She was born 11 Feb 1837 in Los Luceros, Rio Arriba County, NM. Her parents were Salvador Fresquez and Nestora Trujillo. She married Jesus Maria Chavez 15 Feb 1857. Surviving her is her husband, children 6 sons and 5 daughter (Names not listed) and sister Precillana F. Valdez. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Chavez, Hermenegilda M. de
Hermenegilda M. de Chavez age 33 of Holman, NM (Mora County) died at her home 2 July 1909. Survived by her husband Juan E. Chavez; Son Rosendo Chavez; Daughters Rosita C. de Sanchez and Ambrosita Chavez. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Chavez, Ivy
Ivy Chavez, 81, of Ranchos de Taos passed away on January 20, 2007. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Gail Robinson. She is survived by her children, Sandra Jones of Taos, Dennis Wood of Ranchos de Taos and Michele Chavez of Las Vegas, NV, sisters in the United Kingdom, grandchildren, Cade and Dax Robinson. Private family services have been held. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Stray Hearts Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 622, Taos, NM 87571.

Chavez, John
John Chavez July 10, 1922 - January 12, 2005 John Chavez, 82 a lifelong resident of San Juan Pueblo, passed away on Jan. 12, 2005. Mr. Chavez was an avid fisherman. He was a member of the United States Army from 1941 – 1945, where he fought for his country during WWII. He was born on July 10, 1922 in San Juan Pueblo. He was known by many and loved by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents Faustine and Maria Chavez, four sisters – Nellie, Fannie, Rebecca and Maxine and also one brother, Ernest. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Carmel Chavez, one brother Alfred Chavez and sisters, Mary Siow and Tommi Cata. Daughters –Mary, Jane, Rose, Juanita, Frances, Hazel, Irene, Sharon and Leila. One son, Eloy Chavez and three granddaughters he raised as his own, Nicole, Bianca and Roberta. Also many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A rosary will be recited at the family home in San Juan Pueblo, on Jan. 13, 2005 at 6:00 PM. A mass will be celebrated on January 14, 2005 at 10:00 AM at Saint John the Baptist church with burial following at the San Juan Pueblo cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are as follows: David Ortiz Jr., Joseph Ortiz, Floyd BringingGood, Leonard Baldonado, Ira Padilla and Michael Padilla Jr. Honorary Pallbearers are as follows: Peter Cata, Jose Chavez, John Allen Archuleta, Keith Chavez, Ricky Vigil, Henry Archuleta, Anthony Baldonado, Parker Wells and all grandchildren including great and great great grandchildren. The family of John Chavez has entrusted his funeral arrangements to the Rivera Family of Block-Salazar Mortuary. Telephone 505-753-2288 or Toll Free 1-800-443-4854 Born: July 10, 1922 Death: January 12, 2005

Chavez, Juan de Los Reyes
July 30, 2005 Juan de Los Reyes Chavez, 98, of Cerro passed away on July 30, 2005. He is preceded in death by his parents, Desidero and Gregorita Chavez, sisters and brother, Maclovia Mares, Teresita DeHerrera, Tomasita Vigil, Flavio Chavez and grandson, Melvin Chavez. He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Delfinia Chavez, children, Ernesto Chavez (Dulcinia) of Bosque, Gloria Visarraga (Paul), Joe D. Chavez (Socorro), Rebecca Chavez, Francisco Chavez (Manuela) all of Santa Fe, Eligio Chavez of Cerro, Ruben Chavez (Donna) of San Idelfonso, niece and nephew he raised, Claudio Martinez of Salida, CO and Leonila Garcia of Center, CO. He is also survived by 20 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren Rosary was recited on Tuesday, August 02, 2005 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Cerro. Funeral mass was held on Wednesday, August 03, 2005 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church with interment to follow at Cerro Cemetery.

Chavez, Juanita M. de
Juanita M. de Chavez of Llano, NM died 3 Jan 1909. Survived by Husband Bartolome Chavez and son Marcos Chavez. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Chavez, Librado
Mr. Librado Chavez, 68, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on March 19, 2005. Librado is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Patricia; three daughters, Veronica, Sandra and husband, Thomas, and Leslie; one grandson, Thomas Lee; and a loving aunt, Rebecca Moreno of Weed, CA. Librado was preceded in death by his step-parents, PaleABQ Journaland Mary P. Martinez of Taos, NM. Librado was a member of the Catholic Church and was a loyal employee of the Albuquerque Publishing Company as a pressman for over 45 years. The family would like to thank Jay and Fred Wyche for their kindness to him. Librado enjoyed going to the horse races and spending time with his loving family. A visitation for Librado will be Wednesday morning at Holy Family Catholic Church, 563 Atrisco Dr. SW from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. with a Memorial Mass to be celebrated at 9:00 a.m., by a Franciscan Friar. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861 ABQ Journal March 22, 2005

Chavez, Lisa Jenny
Lisa Jenny Chavez, 30, of Ranchos de Taos passed away on May 24, 2006. She is preceded in death by her grandmother, Isabel Romero, uncles, Carlos Chavez and Alfred Romero. She is survived by her son, Bryan M. Chavez, father, Rick H. Chavez, mother, Yolanda E. Chavez, sisters, Tina I. Chavez, Felisha M. Griego and Amanda E. Valencia, brothers, Ricky A. Chavez and Manuel A.M. Chavez. She is also survived by grandparents, Abel Salazar and Betty Vasquez, great grandmother, Teodora Tafoya, nephew, Elijah Carlos Romero, numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and other relatives.Rosary was recited on Sunday, May 28, 2006. Funeral Mass was held on Monday, May 29, 2006. Both services were held at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church. Interment was held at New Llano Quemado Cemetery.

Chavez, Lucy S.
Lucy S. Chavez October 2, 1915 - June 28, 2005 Lucy S. Chavez – Age 89 a resident of Ojo Caliente passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2005. She was preceded in death by her husband, Juan Jose Chavez; grandson, Jerome Edward Aguilar; parents: Daniel and Adelina Sanchez; and brothers and sisters: Mercedes Gallegos, Mary Frances Sanchez and Daniel Sanchez. She is survived by her children: Daniel J. Chavez and girlfriend Clara D. Archuleta of Ojo Caliente, Dolores Chavez-Aguilar and husband Edward L. of La Jara, NM and Geraldine M. Campos and husband Phil of El Rito; brother, Joe I. Sanchez and wife Helen of Richmond, KY; nieces: Doloretta "Dolly" G. Valdez and Bernadette Sanchez-Wiegel; nephews: George A. Gallegos, Michael F. Sanchez, Andrew A. Sanchez and Randy C. Sanchez; grandchildren: Eduardo T. Campos, Daniel David Campos, Marylou C. Aguilar and Gerald P. Campos. A public visitation will begin on Thursday, June 30, 2005 at 5:00 pm at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ojo Caliente followed by the recitation of the rosary at 7:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, July 1, 2005 at 10:00 am also at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the Ojo Caliente Cemetery with the following serving as pallbearers: Eduardo T. Campos, Daniel D. Campos, Donald and Tim Valdez, George and Judy Gallegos, Andy and Miguel Sanchez and Chris Chavez. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be: Gerald Campos, Michael Weigel, Michael Sanchez, Randy Sanchez, Andrew Sanchez, Joaquin Gallegos, and Mary Lou Aguilar. The Rivera family of Block-Salazar Mortuary is providing the family of Lucy S. Chavez with care and professional services. 505-753-2288 or 1-800-443-4854

Chavez, Stephen Jade
Stephen Jade Chavez went to meet his precious Lord on July 8, 2005. He was born in Tacoma, Washington on January 8, 1963. He is survived by his mother, Pamela Jantzen, Albuquerque. Son, Stephen Benton Chavez, Las Vegas, Nevada. Brothers, Charles his wife Kim and children, Jade and Alexandria, Albuquerque. Scott and his wife Susie and children, Rachel, Raven and Regan, North Carolina, aunt, Yolanda Ankeny, Albuquerque, uncles Robert, Albuquerque, Dennis, Bailey CO., Emos, Kerns Utah, Ben Nogales AZ, Andrew, Ricky, Danny, Elefio, Dillon, Taos, NM. Aunts Marbella, Frances Taos NM, and many cousins. Stephen was preceded in death by his father, Carlos Chavez. Memorial Services will be held on Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at 11:00 am at Jesus First, 11619 Menaul Blvd. NE Albuquerque. The family wishes to give special thanks to Vista Care Hospice, Bill Mortensen, Dr. Anne Morrison and all the support of prayers from everyone. Donations may be made in his name to Jesus First Church. ABQ Journal July 11, 2005

Chavez, Tonita M. de
Tonita M. de Chavez age 46 of Valdez, NM. died at her home 22 July 1909. Survived by husband Juan A. Chavez, mother and adopted son. Names not listed. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Chavez-Dent, Consuelo
Consuelo (Connie) Chavez-Dent passed away peacefully among family on May 22, 2006 at age 62. A beloved mother, sister, daughter, and friend. She was born in Taos, NM and resided in Albuquerque for over 35 years. She was preceded in death by her mother, Susana Rendan and husband, Walter Dent. She is survived by her daughter, Claire Chavez and son-in-law, Kenneth Yalh; brothers, Ricardo Martinez and Max Martinez; sister, Virginia Garcia; and many loving friends. She took great pride in her work as a nurse for over 32 years, especially at Turquoise Lodge. Family and friends may visit Riverside Funeral Home Wednesday May 24, 2006 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The Rosary will be recited Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 7 p.m. at St. Therese, 300 Mildred Ave. NW. Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 10:00 a.m, also at St. Therese. Burial will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery on Friday, May 26, 2006 at 11:30 a.m. Rest well Connie, we love and miss you. Arrangements in the care of RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 SAN MATEO NE 505-764-9663  ABQ Journal Wed May 24, 2006

Chiotis, Perfecta M.
Perfecta M. Chiotis, 82, of Ranchos de Taos passed away on April 30, 2006. She is preceded in death by her sister, Carmen Romero, brother, Raymond Gallegos and brother in law, Arcenio Romo. She is survived by her husband, Chris Chiotis, daughter, Angela Sellers (Leonard), grandsons, Jeremy and Joshua Sellers. She is also survived by sisters and brother, Bennie and Vangie Gallegos both of Colorado, Casimiro Gallegos (Ruth) of Ranchos de Taos, many nephews, nieces and other relatives. Rosary was recited on May 02, 2006. Funeral mass was held on May 03, 2006. Both services were held at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church. Interment was held at Jesus Nazareno Cemetery.

Chism, David Eugene
December 06, 2000, The Santa Fe New Mexican, page B-2, DAVID EUGENE CHISM, 49 years old, of Taos, NM, died November 30, 2000. David was born December 6, 1950 and raised in Casper, WY until age 12, when he moved to New Mexico. David was preceded in death by his grandparents, E.P. Martin, and Alberta and Elmer Chism. David is survived by his father, Melvin E. Chism of Roebuck, SC and wife T.J.; his mother, Barbara Frederickson of Casper, WY; his sisters: Colleen Chalgren of Greenville, SC, and Renee Ortegel and husband Scott of Albuquerque, NM; his brothers: William Ward of Casper, WY, and Erlend Frederickson, of San Diego, CA; his grandmother, Martha Martin of Casper, WY; his aunts: Linda Andre and Karen Gruver of Denver, CO and Jean Iglehart of Florida; seven nieces and nephews; many cousins; and even more close friends whom he loved and who loved him. In his youth he was an active member of St. Marks Episcopal Church, a member of the Boy Scouts, and in the Honor Society. When he was 16, he moved to Oklahoma and then to South Carolina, where he graduated from Greensville High School and attended Columbia University. His love of New Mexico drew him back and transferred to the University of New Mexico. He later moved to Santa Fe and was living with his best friend, Jan Unna, when he met and married his friend, Paula Tackett, in 1980. They lived in Santa Fe, NM for 14 years where he was a building contractor. David loved the outdoors and his passions were flying and skiing. He was also a fine precision raftsman. David changed his life when he left Santa Fe and moved to Ketchum, ID to pursue his dreams of becoming a pilot. He later met Katelyn Ferguson in Idaho who was his companion and best friend for the next six years, sharing his passion for life. The last several years he has spent flying in the Southwest, California, Idaho, and Alaska. David loved life and knew how to be a friend. Many have been touched by his energy, his humor, and his empathy. David died doing what he loved best. He was killed in an aircraft accident in the mountains near Taos. There will be a celebration of Davids life at Saint Marks on the Mesa Episcopal Church, 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 6, 2000. There will be a memorial service in Santa Fe on Thursday, December 7, 2000 at 1:00 p.m. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Idaho Watershed Project, P.O. Box 1602, Hailey, Idaho 83333 or the Boulder-White Council, Box 6313, Ketchum, ID 83349.

Cisneros, Carlos Jesse
Carlos Jesse Cisneros, 23, of El Prado passed away on October 19, 2006. He was a 2001 graduate of Taos High School and was employed at Super Saver Grocery. He is preceded in death by his Aunt, Eufemia "Fem" Cisneros. He is survived by his parents, Raymond and Adeline Cisneros, brother, Roman Matthew Cisneros and his fiancé, Christina Valdez, grandparents, Cristóbal and Clorinda Cisneros of El Prado and Harry and Nellie Coca of Cañon, uncles and aunts, Martin and Marjie Cisneros, Chris and Loretta Cisneros, Didi Cisneros and Jake Muniz, Benjie and Mary Montoya, Gloria and Delbert Barela, Edward Coca and Gary Stribling and numerous cousins, other relatives and many friends. Rosary was recited on October 22, 2006. Funeral mass was held on October 23, 2006. Both services were held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Arrangements by Rivera- Hanlon Funeral Home.

Cisneros, Christopher
Christopher Cisneros  1982-2009 Born in Santa Monica, CA on August 10th 1982.  Chris loved to sing , dance, make everyone laugh. His beautiful smile kindred spirit always touched everyone he met. His greatest moment in his life was when his son Camerohn was born. Cherish his memories and keep them close to your heart and when you look into the heavens Smile and say hi Chris. Chris is survived by his son Camerohn, Parents Valerie and Frank, brothers Vinny,  Joey his wife Edith, nephews Jacob and Diego niece Natalie, grandmother Irene, cousins and friends.

Cisneros, Cornelio A.
Cornelio A. Cisneros Jr. 71, Questa, passed away on October 16, 2009 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  He was born to Cornelio Cisneros Sr. and Salud Cisneros on April 29, 1938 in Questa and he married Sofia Martinez 49 years ago on October 1, 1960. His hobbies included Ranching, and worked at Molycorp for 23 years. Cornelio is survived by his wife, four daughters; Carmen Martinez, Cathy (Sam) Valencia, Sandra Cisneros, Maxine Cisneros, three brothers; Ernest (Rosie) Cisneros, Juan (Mavis) Cisneros, Carlos (Patsy) Cisneros, three sisters; Bessie (Eddie) Grant, Olivama Rael, Rose Rael, six grandchildren; Elaine (Nathaniel) Gutierrez, Daniel Valencia, Deena Martinez, Arnie Cisneros Jr., Andrew Martinez, Vanessa Valencia, two family friends Olga Rodriguez and Berta Vigil and numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and one son Arnie Cisneros Sr. A Rosary will be held on Monday October 19, 2009 at 7: 00 PM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Taos. The Funeral mass  will be on Tuesday October 20, 2009 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Taos, With the Burial to follow at  San Pedro Cemetery in Questa. Arrangements were made with Weylen's Funeral Home in Questa.  

Cisneros, Floyd A.
Cisneros, Floyd A.; 40; Questa; died August 4, 1998; Albuquerque Journal North, Thursday, August 6, 1998, page 2

Cisneros, Gilbert
Gilbert Cisneros age 56 of Questa, NM. died in a motor vehicle accident Last Saturday night. No other information listed. Taos News Dec 19, 1968 1. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Cisneros, Eralia Ortiz
Eralia Ortiz Cisneros “Grandma Lala”, 89 of Questa passed away on August 4, 2009. She was born on February 16, 1920 to Belisandro and Santanita Ortiz in Questa, New Mexico. She is preceded in death by her parents Santanita and Belisandro Ortiz, her husband, Lionel Cisneros Sr., Her infant Son Johnny Cisneros, and Lionel “gabby” Cisneros Jr.  Her grandsons, Lee Cisneros and William Jaramillo.  She is also preceded in death by seven siblings.  She Loved doing puzzles, quilting, knitting, beadwork, flowers, and loved having animals. Eralia is survived by her children, Arnold (Jean) Cisneros, Alice (Lee) Ortega, Margie (Nerio) Cordova, Betty (Billy) Jaramillo, Johnny (Marie) Cisneros, Gabriel (Roxanne) Cisneros, Laverne (Bobby) Cisneros, Dale (Lenora) Cisneros, and daughter in law Lydia Cisneros.  Her brothers Ben (Ida) Ortiz, and Castulo “Chris” Ortiz.  She is also survived by 24 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.  Many God Sons & God Daughters.  Also two very special people, Elaine Montoya and Jaime Archuleta. A Rosary will be recited on Friday, August 7, 2009 at 7:00 PM at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Taos, New Mexico.  The Funeral Mass will be on Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Cerro, New Mexico.  Interment following at El Pueblito Cemetery in Questa, New Mexico. Arrangements were made with Weylen's Funeral Home in Questa.

Cisneros, Mercedinio G. Sr.
Mercedinio G Cisneros Sr., 79, of Questa passed away on April 7, 2010 in Albuquerque.  He was born on October 24, 1930 in Questa, NM to Euglio and Rebecca Cisneros.  He was married to the late Claudine Harris. He is survived by four sons; Donald (Barbara) Cisneros, Glen Cisneros both of Leadville, CO., Dale (Liz) Cisneros of Alamosa, CO., Mercedinio Cisneros Jr. of Questa, one daughter; Debbie Sanchez of Rio Rancho, one sister; Adonaisa Acosta of Questa, one favorite nephew Toby (Louise) Garcia and numerous Grandkids, Great-Grandkids and many Nephews and Nieces. A rosary was held at 6:00 PM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Cerro on Sunday April 11, 2010. The Funeral Service was held at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Cerro on Monday April 12, 2010. Arrangements were made with Weylen's Funeral Home in Questa, New Mexico.  

Clarke, Randol L.
Randol L. Clarke, 55 Sunrise- August 3, 1954   Sunset- January 1, 2010 Randol was a gardener who could grow beautiful tomatoes, flowers & other vegetables. He loved to hike up the highest mountains he could find, accompanied by Bud & Griz, his dogs that were his bosom buddies. Randol was a snow board instructor who loved teaching the kids. He also was a carpenter & built his grandmother's cabin. He worked many years as a loader operator in a gravel pit in Carbondale, Colorado & loved to do it. Randol is remembered by his father & mother, Grafton & Evelyn Clarke, sisters Shannon Davis & Shelly Richmond; is remembered by his son, Toby Jack, daughter Katie & her husband Darren Gilley, daughter Kristie & husband Derek Moore; Also his grandchildren Carter & Foster Gilley, Braydon & Brodie Moore. He is also remembered by many nephews and friends. The Funeral Service will be  on Saturday, January 9, 2010 at Faith Mountain Church in Red River at 10 AM with burial to follow at Red River Cemetery. Arrangements were made with Weylen's Funeral Home of Questa, NM

Coca, Andrew
Marine Lance Corporal Andrew Coca, age 21, resident of Canon,NM. A Scout with the Third Marine Division, died Jan 14,1968 in the Danang station Hospital, he was wounded in the vicinity of Quang Tri Province, Viet Nam. He is survived by his parents Mr. & Mrs. Melauiades Coca, 7 sisters and 5 brother (not named in the obituary). Taos News Jan 25,1968 2. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Coca, Fidel
Fidel Porfirio Coca, 73, of Taos, passed away on January 27, 2009. He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his brothers and sisters, Emilio Coca (Trudy) of Espanola, Sarah Hughes of Mission, Texas and Carlos Coca of Ranchos de Taos. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 31, 2009 at 10 AM at Rivera Chapel with interment following at the Nazareno Cemetery.

Coca, Jose Albino
Jose Albino Coca age 57, Resident of Talpa, NM. died at home Aug 11,1968. Surviving him his wife Donelia Coca; Sons Willie, Arturo, Roberto and Ernesto Coca. Sister Mrs. Oliveras Montoya. Taos News Aug 21,1968 B 2. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Coca, Roque
Roque Coca age 69 of Valdez, NM. died 27 March 1907 at 6:00 AM He is survived by nephews Jose de Jesus Coca and E. S. Coca. He was buried in the Valdez, NM cemetery. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Colbert, Elizabeth
Elizabeth "Betty" Colbert, nee Chapman, Renowned New Mexican potter, died September 12, 2009. Born in Columbus, Ohio to Harold Patterson Chapman and Marion Moore Chapman in 1925, the artist came to the state to pursue a studio arts degree at the University of New Mexico. In 1948, Ms. Colbert was a student resident at the Harwood Foundation, studying with all the great artists then living in Taos. Married later the same year, she and her husband Al (deceased 1966) built a house in Corrales. After many years in Corrales, the artist moved first to Algodones and then Albuquerque before retiring to Regina. It was thanks to her last husband, Charles Groffman (deceased 2008) that she discovered the peace and beauty of Regina. Betty Colbert started potting in graduate school at U.N.M. and completed her studies at the Instituto Allende in San Miguel, Mexico. In the '60's, Ms. Colbert worked with Fortino-Guerrero, a master wheel potter in Hidalgo and Gonzalo Garcia at Artisono Tallaveria in Guanajuato. She went on to study with many other famous American potters. A studio potter and muralist, Ms. Colbert also taught at the University of Albuquerque for nearly two decades, as well as leading many seminars and workshops at Ghost Ranch. She operated her own gallery both at the Sheraton Mercado and in Algodones. She juried numerous shows, and set standards as an influential voice and founding member of the State of New Mexico Arts Commission, the New Mexico Potters Association, the New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair, and as a frequent judge at the New Mexico State Fair. She worked with the Santa Fe Opera on a benefit series of fashion shows. Her work consistently won prizes and was much sought after by collectors. Ms. Colbert's pots are part of permanent collections at the Albuquerque, Arizona State University and Brooklyn art museums and she was commissioned for installations at the Albuquerque Federal Courthouse, Boys Academy and Christian Reform church. Her work was recognized in many publications ranging from local and regional newspapers, magazines such as New Mexico, New Mexico Architect, Craft Horizons and Ceramics Monthly, textbooks and the Who's Who of American Women. In 1964, she was selected by the state chapter of the American Interior Designers to do all of the pottery for the New Mexican Room at the "Pavilion of American Interiors" of the Worlds Fair in New York. This was in conjunction with her successful business creating hanging stoneware lights. Subsequent to an interview Ms. Colbert conducted with the architect Frank Lloyd Wright, he asked her to create some lamps for a house he was designing in Oklahoma. Ms. Colbert worked as a radio journalist and on-air interviewer for such famous visitors to Albuquerque as Wright, Adlai Stevenson and Eleanor Roosevelt. She also co-chaired the Sandoval County Democratic Party from 1960 to 1967, served on the State Central Committee of the Democratic Party from 1962 to 1967 and remained involved in politics all of her life. She is survived by her two daughters, Annette Colbert and Cecily Colbert. No flowers please, instead donations may be sent to the Animal Humane Society, 615 Virginia St. SE, Albuquerque, 87108, the Checkerboard Food Pantry, P.O. Box 880, Cuba NM 87013, or the New Mexico State Library Bookmobile West, NM Community Foundation, 343 East Alameda, Santa Fe, 87501. Betty's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010 ABQ Journal September 20, 2009

Cole, Michael Jan
Michael Jan Cole: 1950-2006. Michael Jan Cole departed this earthly life from Albuquerque, NM, on Thursday morning, May 25, 2006. He carried the burden of cancer for the last several months, but this was lightened immensely by the loving companionship of his daughter, Tamara Kristen Cole, of Jared Stokes, Tamara's mate and soon-to-be father of Michael's first grandchild; of Tamara's mother, Michele Beuttel; and of many, many friends in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Taos, NM. Michael was born on February 3, 1950 in Elizabeth, NJ, and was raised by Eva and John Matusik, Sr (both deceased) in Scotch Plains, NJ, where he graduated from high school in 1968. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1969, served his country honorably with the 1st Division, 5th US. Marines, from 1969 to 1972, and sustained battlefield injuries in Vietnam in 1970 that permanently ended his military career. Michael will always be remembered for his sweet smile, youthful vulnerability, love of the outdoors (especially Pennsylvania and Black Lake, NM), tinkering with motors, and a very cherished 1946 Indian motorcycle. In the last year of his life, Michael became passionate (and very appreciated) in his service to the residents of Juan's Sober Living in Santa Fe. In addition to Tamara and Jared of Albuquerque, and Michele of Taos NM, Michael is survived by his daughter, Amber Crystal McNicky of Dunellen, NJ; his sisters Janet Katco of Dunellen and Barbara Merola of North Plainfield, NJ; sisters Judy Nock and Angel Matusik of Melfa, VA; and brother John Matusik of Mountain View, CA. Michael's life and service to his country will be honored at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Friends can call Riverside Funeral Home for information about pending services at the cemetery.  ABQ Journal Sun May 28, 2006

Coleman, Robert Crane
Robert Crane Coleman, 60, of Taos passed away on September 10, 2006. He is survived by his daughter Kimberly Ann McCollough and his brothers John C. Coleman and Don Coleman.

Collier, John
John Collier 84 died last week at Holy Cross Hospital Taos, NM (no date listed). Service were May 18,1968 at the 1st Presbyterian Church Taos, NM. He is survived by Grace Volk Collier; Sons Charles Wood Collier, Donald Collier and John Collier Jr. Taos News May 16,1968 1 & 2. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Collins, Joyce E.
Joyce E. Collins April 10, 2006 Joyce E. Collins, 84, of Taos, NM and formerly of Torrington, Wyoming from 1948 to 1973 and of Fort Laramie from 1973 to 1988 passed away on April 10, 2006. She had a Master in Fine Art and was President of Wyoming Artist Association and has a painting of the paint pods of Yellowstone National Park displayed at the Wyoming Senator's Office in Washington. She taught art at Goshen County Community College and Eastern Wyoming College. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Charles Collins. She is survived by her daughter, Jill L. Collins Childs of Albuquerque, NM sons, Charles Robert Collins of Taos, NM and Peter Ralph Collins (Cynthia) of Castle Rock, CO and sister, Jane Flaherty (Richard) of Park Rapid, Minnesota. She is also survived by grandchildren, James Norman Childs (Andrea), Sarah Morning Sun Bison (Charging Bear), Jessica Mariah Zoltek (Michael), great grandchildren, Lauren Elaina Childs, James Colin Childs and Abigail Marie Childs. Memorial contributions in Joyce's name may be made to American Foundation for the Blind, Attn: Maureen Fox, Associate Director, 11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300, New York, NY 10001.

Colson, Christine M.
Christine M. Colson, 53, a lifetime resident of New Mexico, passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2001. Christine was born September 3, 1947 the daughter of Macario Christobal and Talpita Emilina Mondragon Trujillo in Taos, New Mexico. She had been a secretary for the Aeroparts company and was an active member of the Calvary Chapel of Albuquerque. Christine was preceded in death by her son Michael Willems in 1987 and her father, Macario Trujillo in 1997. She is survived by her husband, Joe Colson of Albuquerque; mother, Pita Trujillo of Albuquerque; daughter, Theresa Willems-Gallegos and husband, Robert; step-sons, Christopher Colson and wife, Holly and Bradley Colson all of Albuqeurque; sisters, Lucy Gallegos and husband, Johnny, Sr. Bernadette Lovato and husband, Leonard; brothers, Jake Trujillo and wife, Katherine, Herman Trujillo and wife, Celina, all of Albuquerque, Joseph Trujillo and wife, Dianne of Mechanicsville, VA; grandchildren, Deena and Michael Gallegos and Benjamin and Hailey Colson. Christine is remebered as an excellent, wife, loving mother and grandmother, and a"darn good" Keno player. Visitation will be held today, Friday, May 18, 2001 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary, Sara Rd. at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho, with the Service at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2001 in the Chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary, Rio Rancho, with Pastor David Row officiating. Interment will follow in Vista Verde Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Jake Trujillo, Herman Trujillo, Joseph Trujillo, Leonard Lovato, Johnny Gallegos, Sr. and John Gallegos, Jr. Arrangements by Vista Verde MOrtuary, Rio Rancho. ABQ Journal Fri May 18, 2001

Concha, Rose
November 21, 2006 Rose Concha, 76, of Taos passed away on November 21, 2006. She is preceded in death by her parents, Antonio and Ignacia Concha, brothers and sister, Lupe, Jerry and Mary Grace Concha. She is survived by her brother, Martin Concha of Atlanta, Georgia, nieces, Theresa Concha-Ortiz, nephews, Max, Michael, Johnny and Tony Concha-Ortiz. Funeral mass was held on November 22, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment was held at Sierra Vista Cemetery.

Conley, Cordelia Rivera
On February 22, 2009, Cordelia Rivera Conley went to her Lord. Cordelia was born in Chama NM, July 4, 1921 to Antonio Avan and Rosenda Martinez Rivera. Cordelia was a graduate of El Rito High School, and later from the St. Vincent School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse. She became an operating room nurse in several noted hospitals, including Doctor's Hospital in Washington DC, the Indian Sanitarium in Albuquerque, and concluded her nursing career as the Director of Nursing for the Mesa Lutheran General Hospital in Mesa, Arizona. She was preceeded in death by her husband Vincent W. Conley; and her siblings, Gilbert C Rivera, Servilia Quintana, Adrianna Quintana, Mario Rivera all of Taos, Manuel A Martinez, Severo Martinez, Patrocinio Martinez, Antonio Rivera, all from Santa Fe. Her brother, Conrad Rivera of Santa Fe survives her. Her son Edmundo A. Gonzales and wife Katherine Archuleta of Corrales and Denver and Juanita R. Jennings and husband Claude Jennings of Tennessee survive her. Her grandchildren Melissa R. Kittrell and husband Rob Kittrell of Tampa and Graciela K Gonzales attending Wellesley College survive her. Many nieces and nephews of Taos, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque also survive her. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Thursday and the funeral Mass 9:00 a.m. Friday at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church 9502 4th Street NW; Albuquerque, NM 87114. Internment will be at 1:00 p.m., at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. The Rivera Family of Santa Fe Funeral Options 417 East Rodeo Road Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 989-7032   ABQ Journal Thu February 26, 2009

Connelly, Mary Ann
Mary Ann Connelly, 79, of Taos, passed away Saturday April 15, 2006. She is preceded in death by her husband of fifty-one years, Bernard James Anthony Connelly, originally of Penn, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of the late Fred and Ruth Barnette. She is survived by her daughters Cathy Ann and Kay Ann, her son-in-law David, and her grandchildren J.B. and Margaret, all of Taos. Born May 18, 1926 in Topeka, Kansas she lived most of her adult life prior to marriage in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and attended the Colorado School of Fine Art. Mrs. Connelly ultimately resided in Southern California for forty-plus years and was active in many civic and social organizations including Beta Sigma Phi, the PTA, Daughters of the American Revolution, and Girl Scouts. While in Taos she helped form a chapter of the Red Hat Society, and was involved with the local American Association of University Women (AAUW) chapter. Mrs. Connelly was an accomplished swing dancer and visual artist, ultimately showing her paintings as part of the prestigious Laguna Beach Arts Festival. Always busy, she was also a great gardener, avid reader, pursuer of continual spiritual evolution, lover of the outdoors -- particularly New Mexico's and Colorado's mountains, and an insatiable traveler. Mrs. Connelly was a wonderful and much loved wife, daughter, mother, grandmother and friend who organized us all and kept us on track. She will be much missed, but will live daily in our hearts. She was an example for all of us as to how to conduct ourselves in life and maximize our happiness - and that of others. Memorial service was held on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at Rivera Chapel.

Connerley, Bette H.
February 6, 2006 Bette H. Connerley, 78, formerly of Fremont, passed away on Monday, February 6, 2006, after a courageous battle with Parkinson's disease. The last two years Bette has lived in Taos, New Mexico near her son Jay. Bette was born June 21, 1927 in Baird, Texas. She grew up in Texarkana, Texas. There she met her future husband, Melvin Connerley. He was in the Army and stationed near by. They married in May 1949. They lived and traveled all over the United States. Bette and Melvin had homes in Puerto Rico, where their two children were born, in California, Washington, and Kansas. Melvin retired to Fremont in 1962. When they moved back to Fremont, Melvin took over the family business, Connerley Wine and Liquor store. Melvin died in July 1990. Two years ago, when her Parkinson's became more difficult, Bette moved to Taos to be near her son, Jay. She is survived by her daughter, Debra Kraemer and husband, Rob, of Tampa, Florida and her son Jay, and wife Mary, of Taos, New Mexico, Mary's son Paul Gugino, his wife and three daughters of Cincinnati, Ohio. She also leaves behind her sister, Tini Cummings, of Texarkana, Texas and many longtime friends and neighbors in Fremont. Bette will be remembered as a supportive and loving wife and mother. She was a good and loyal friend with a giving heart. Bette was involved in many charitable organizations and was an active member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. She was well known for her quilting skills and being the ultimate hostess. She was a wonderful cook, well known for her chocolate chip cookies. A memorial Mass was held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, in Freemont Nebraska, February 13 with a reception following Mass. Internment will be at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery along side Melvin. In lieu of flowers please send donations to: National Parkinson Foundation 1501 NW 9th Ave Bob Hope Rd Miami Florida, 33136 -1494 1 800 327 4545 www.parkinson.org Her children would like to thank the nurses and staff at the Plaza De Retiro, her home the last two years for their loving attention and compassion. This will always be deeply appreciated and gratefully remembered.

Conover, S.
S. Conover of Lyden, Rio Arriba County NM. was shot and killed Saturday night 11 Dec 1909 in Lyden, NM. He was a prominent merchant and post master in Lyden, NM. A.H. Gosset who owns and manages a hotel in Embudo, NM about 6 miles north of Lyden, NM shot and killed S. Conover. A. H. Gosset fled the scene of the murder. He was tracked by the mounted police and arrested at the Santa Barbara Pole and Tie camp. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Cordova, Anselmo
Anselmo Cordova age 62 of Arroyo Seco, NM. died 21 April 1921 7:00 AM. Survived by wife Maria Ygnacita de Cordova; Children Manuel, Maximiana and Laureano Cordova; Mother-in-law Guadalupe Sanchez; Siblings Faustin, Rosalia, Gregorita and Rafael Cordova. Buried in the Arroyo Seco NM Cemetery. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Cordova, Cris
Cris Cordova, born in Montrose, Colorado and raised in Taos, New Mexico by his mother, Pauline Cordova and step-father, Santiago "Jaime" Chavez, departed this earth unexpectedly on January 30, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline; and daughter, Maya; as well as by his parents, Pauline Cordova (Tracy Sutherland) and Santiago "Jaime" Chavez; and two siblings, Javier Chavez and Amanda Chavez Kupp (Nathan Kupp); and two step-siblings, Andrea and Diego Chavez-Arreola; as well as his maternal grandparents, Filiberto and Elsie Cordova of Grand Junction, Colorado. Myriad uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends of Cris have gathered to celebrate his life in Taos. A man of many talents and lover of the outdoors, Cris will be missed but his memory will live in us, his family and friends. Rosary will be recited in his memory on Friday, February 5, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Taos, NM. Funeral mass will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady Guadalupe Church. Reception will follow immediately thereafter at the Quality Inn of Taos. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Antonya Maya Cordova Education Fund at Centinel Bank of Taos. ABQJournal February 04, 2010

Cordova, Della Cruz
Della Cruz Cordova, 98, beloved step-mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, great-aunt and great-great aunt, was called home by her Heavenly Father on Friday, March 12, 1999. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oracio Cordova, her parents, Casimiro and Mary King Cruz; four sisters, Beatrice Gutierrez, Lolly E. Blasi, Carmelita Borrego, Armanda Brickles and one brother Bennie Cruz. She is survived by three stepsons, Wesley, Robert and wife, Marty, and Jerry Cordova, all of California. She is also survived by a brother, Edward and wife, Dorothy Cruz of Walsenburg, Colorado. She is survived by eleven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and twelve nieces and nephews. She was born in North Veta, Colorado on January 12, 1901. She lived in Trinidad, Colorado, graduated from Trinidad High School and completed stenographer's course at business college. She worked for one year as a teacher, for many years as a secretary in a bank for the Bear Canyon Coal Company and in a law office in Taos, NM for two years. She held a position in the county commissioner's office at the court house where she remained for eight years. During that time she also served as editor and general manager of a weekly newspaper, El Anunciador, which was owned by her father. For ten years she served as committee woman in her precinct, having been elected five consecutive terms. She was a charter member of the Catholic Daughters of America and served as historian for several years. She married and moved to California in 1956. At one time she was an avid bridge player, did crocheting and enjoyed letter writing. In her later years her main pleasures were keeping current in daily news reports and reading. She was a member of St. Mary Magdalena Catholic Church in Camarillo. She move to Albuqueruque last month to be near two nieces, Rosemarie Baca and Mary Therese Satterfield. She was greatly loved and admired by her family and friends and left them with many cherished memories. Sandia Funeral Home, 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE will be in charge of arrangements. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Monday at Sandia Funeral Home. A Mass of Resurrection with Father Paul Baca officiating will be Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Church of the Risen Savior, 7701 Wyoming Blvd, NE. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robert Cordova, Brent Cruz, Mike and Dominic Baca and Paul and Mark Satterfield.   ABQ Journal Sun March 14, 1999

Cordova, Eleanor
Eleanor Cordova, 85, of Arroyo Seco, NM. Passed away at her home 25 June 1995. Survived by her husband Jose; Son Lucas (Gloria) Cordova; Daughters Ramona (Fred) Maestas, Genoveva (Manuel) Medina, Adonelia (Harry) Miera and Bertha (Jose) Rendon. The Taos News. 13 July 1995 B-6. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Cordova, Jose Daniel
Jose Daniel Cordova November 9, 2006 Jose Daniel Cordova, 74, of Tucamcari formerly of Arroyo Seco, passed away on November 09, 2006 in Lubbock, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents, Felimon and Isabel Cordova, his brothers, Alex, Claudio and Cristino Cordova. He is survived by his daughter, Darlene Sandoval, of Albuquerque, sister, Angelica Cordova of Tucamcari and numerous grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held on November 13, 2006 at Rivera Chapel. Interment was held at Arroyo Seco Cemetery.

Cordova, Juan B.
Juan B. Cordova age 76 years and 7 days. Former resident of Taos, County NM. That had moved to Hoehne, Colorado, Las Animas County 41 years ago died at his residence 27 June 1906. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Cordova, Juan D.
Juan D. Cordova age 55 of Canada de Los Martinez Colfax County NM. died at his residence 27 May 1907. He was the son of Jose Del Espiritu Santo Cordova and Josefa Aragon de Cordova. His funeral was held in the church of Ranchos de Taos, NM. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Cordova, Juanita M.
Juanita "Shena" M. Cordova, 86, of Taos passed away on November 27, 2005. She is preceded in death by her husband, Melquiades Cordova on June 09, 1996, son, Phil Cordova on November 10, 1988 and daughter in law, Rose Mary Cordova on October 30, 1995. She is survived by children, Acorcinio Cordova (Amelia) of Albuquerque, Creselda Torres of Gilette, Wyoming, Clorinda Quintana (Celestino) of Arroyo Seco, Bertina Fernandez (Arsenio) of Taos, Leonela Rael (Isaac) of Albuquerque, Joseph Cordova (Phoebe) of Albuquerque, Elma Black (Edward) of Taos and Kenneth Cordova. She is also survived by 22 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and numerous great great grandchildren. An evening service was held on November 30, 2005 at Rivera Chapel. Funeral service was held on December 01, 2005 at Rivera Chapel. Iinterment followed at Arroyo Seco Cemetery.

Cordova, Laura
Laura Cordova, 66, of Peñasco passed away on November 03, 2006. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Frankietta Gonzalez and her parents, Gomisindo and Prudencia Cordova. She is survived by her grandson, Jeremy J. Gonzalez of Penasco granddaughter, Camille Fulton of Ohio, sisters, Celestina Medina of Albuquerque, Mary Tafoya of Leadville, CO, Clusora Cordova of Nambe, CO, brother, Candelario Cordova of Minturn, CO, numerous nephews, nieces, great nephews and nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends. Rosary was recited on November 04, 2006 at San Antonio de Padua in Penasco. Funeral mass was held November 05, 2006 at San Antonio de Padua. Interment followed at Llano Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements by RiveraHanlon Funeral Home.

Cordova, Lorenzo
Lorenzo Cordova age 16 or Arroyo Seco, NM.died Thursday evening 6 April 1907 Son of Julian Cordova drowned in the Ojo del Caballo while swimming. A younger brother was herding sheep nearby. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Cordova, Ophelia
Ophelia Cordova, 86, a resident from Las Vegas, New Mexico, formerly from San Cristobal, passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2000 at the family home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose Armando Cordova; a daughter, Leonal Cordova; and two grandchildren, Martin Loera and Rudy Cardenas. She is survived by two sons, Elmer Cordova from Wyoming and Paul Cordova from Las Vegas, NM; three daughters, Ruth Visserraga and husband, Antonio from Taos, Lucy Parada from Colorado Springs, and Frances Loera and husband, Bobby from Las Vegas, NM; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. A Rosary was recited Monday, 7:00 p.m., at Lujan's Chapel in Taos. A Rosary was recited Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., at the Catholic Church in San Cristobal. Mass of Christian Burial will take place Wednesday, August 2, 2000, 10:00 a.m., at the same church. Interment will follow at the San Cristobal Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers: Robert E. G. Loera, Joey Cordova, Orlando Parada, Robert Gerald Rael, Gustavo Visserraga, and Degodoy Lucero. Honorary pallbearers: Robert I, Rael, Robert Bobby Lucero, Chris Stoyell, Daniel Rael, Chris Cordova, Antonio Lucero, Paul Parada, Clifford Chacon, and Kenneth Martinez. Arrangements through Lujan's Taos Funeral Home, Inc.    ABQJournal August 02, 2000

Cordova, Pablo Alexander
Pablo Alexander. Born July 7, 1942 died April 1, 2009. Pablo passed away at the VA Medical Center, Albuquerque on April 1, 2009. Pablo graduated from Penasco High School in 1961. Known by his friends by many names, "Bebo" found joy and comic relief in the deprivations of every day life. His classic image of "una gallina en shortes" survives to this day. Pablo's best friends Gilbert Sanchez, Atilano Dominquez, the late Roger Duran, Dennis Pacheco, Ernesto Lopez, the late Paul Lopez, and others were highly thought of by Pablo. Pablo was preceeded in death by his father, Tomas Aquino Cordova born in 1898 in Vadito, who died in 1957 working for the Army at the Army Depot in Pueblo, Colorado; leaving seven children behind. Tomas Cordova attended the Indian School at Ft Lewis as a child and went until the 6th grade at the Presbyterian Day School in Penasco in the early 1900's. Tomas Cordova served as Taos County Commissioner and Penasco School Board. Pablo was named after his grandfather, Pablo Antonio Cordova born in 1844-1934 (a self educated lawyer and magistrate). Pablo's mother, Maria Tafoya Cordova born in 1914 and died in 1980, was one of first graduates of Penasco High School and worked at the State Capitol under Governor Simms administration. Pablo is survived by his daughter, Alexis Cordova granddaughter, Arianna & his siblings: Samuel Romero (retired from US Post Office), Barolin Romero (retired from Los Alamos Labs) and wife Frances, Tom Cordova (retired from Sandia Labs) and wife Lydia, Marie Dorothy Martinez, Marian Elizabeth Smith (retired from the State of NM) & husband Jerry Smith, Alberto Cordova (retired Chaplain (Lieutenant Colonel) US Army, Agnes Mildred Cordova, & James Michael Cordova (retired from Sandia labs). As a child, Pablo became a member of Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Penasco shortly after his father, Tomas Cordova joined in 1957. Pablo enlisted in the US Navy in 1961 serving as a Boiler Tender and Damage Control man on the USS Galveston; USS Howard D. Crow & the USS Sellers. Serving over eight years in the Navy, Pablo made Petty Officer 1st Class (E 6). Pablo serving in Vietnam, the Carribbean, the Mediterranean, and the Pacific sailed around the world stopping in Spain, Mallorca, Acapulco, Hong Kong, the Philippines and many other places. Pablo received many decorations among them: the Good Conduct Medal; the sea service ribbon with four stars, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Expeditionary Medal, the National Defense Medal; and many others. Pablo is an original plank holder for the guided missile destroyer, the USS Sellers. Pablo gave many years as assistant manager of the VFW on Washington and Lomas. Many veterans at the VFW were uplifted by Pablo's wonderful humor and stories. Pablo never forgot his best friend, Paul Lopez, who died while preparing for his graduation from Penasco High School. Pablo served his country well reaching the highest enlisted rank of all his brothers and uncles. Pablo was known as a "picaro" who found something funny in the everyday lives of people. As a little boy, few people walking down the street escaped his notice and his naming as he called to them by their new name like: Rex Allen, Evardo en tennis, or to Santiagito (yo soy mas grande que tu). Pablo is truly one of a kind, "de una fina estampa", not unlike the figure of Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes. Ride on "mi capitan." Ride on to golden sky. Pablo's favorite music was: Johnny Cash, "Cry, Cry, Cry" & others, Duane Eddy & Lee Hazelwood, Jimmy Driftwood, Johnny Horton, "The Battle of New Orleans", Roy Orbison, "Only the Lonely", and many others too many to name. Pablo favorite movies were: The Three Stooges, The Little Rascals, Laurel and Hardy and many others. Pablo's social critique included the unnecessary wars by President Johnson and President Bush. Pablo's favorite movie was "Carousel" with the song, "You will never walk alone." Pablo's favorite teacher was Mr. Gilbert Garduno because he liked the way he moved when he stood still. Pablo always wanted to go back to his mother's house. Now Pablo is home with all who have gone before and waits for the rest of us to join him. Pablo was a decent man who tried to do the right thing in everything he did. As the song goes, "Walk on with hope in your heart and you will never walk alone", walk on Pablo. Friends and family are invited to The Clubhouse, 1315 Menaul NE, Sunday, April 5, 2009 at 6 p.m.  ABQ Journal April 05, 2009

Cordova, Raimundo
Raimundo Cordova from Taos, NM was killed by a Santa Fe Rail road train in Otero, NM. June 27,1906. He was the son of Juan Cordova now deceased. Surviving him is his wife Sabina Cordova; 3 children and his mother Agustina Romero. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Cordova, Rutilio Porfirio
Sgt. Rutilio Porfirio Cordova of Los Cordova, NM died Aug 29,1968 in Viet Nam. Rutilio P. Cordova was killed while serving as a Platoon Sergeant with the Third Marine Divison in Viet Nam. Only other person mention is the father Porfirio Cordova who received the Bronce Star Medal with Combat "V" for his son's heroic achievements. Taos News. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Cordova, Tobias
Tobias Cordova age 19 of Cordova, NM died Saturday night (Sept or Oct 1905). He was the son of Juan N. Cordova and Agustina R. de Cordova. died of El Tisis (Tuberculosis). La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Cordova, Valentino
Valentino Cordova, Educator and Tribal Leader passed away on June 13, 2004. He was born February 14, 1937 to Onesimo Cordova of Taos Pueblo and Manuelita (Romero) Cordova of Tesuque Pueblo. He is survived by his wife, Ernestina (Vigil) Cordova; daughters, Patricia Spitz (Robert) of Taos and Micaela Cordova of Albuquerque, son, John David Cordova of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Nikki Cordova, and Jason and Justin Spitz. He is also survived by three brothers, Jerry Cordova (Lorraine Edmo) of Annandale, Virginia; Joseph and James Cordova of Albuquerque, and four sisters, Beatrice Lujan (Vince) of Taos Pueblo; Victoria Sequist (Jack); Mary Billey (Oscar); and Miriam Cordova, all residing in Albuquerque; two aunts, Juanita Mirabal (Taos Pueblo) and Andreita Romero (Tesuque Pueblo); mother-in-law, Birda Vigil; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and Godchildren. Mr. Cordova graduated from St. Catherine's High School in Santa Fe in 1956. He graduated from Manhattan College in New York in 1960. He received an MA degree in Educational Administration in 1975 from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, N.M. In 1960 he was drafted into the army. He was recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency in 1960, and his assignments took him to Peru and Bolivia, South America. In 1965 he met his wife at Taos Pueblo while working for a summer youth program. That fall he taught history at Taos High School. In 1968 he left teaching to accept an Office of Education Fellowship in Washington, DC. From 1969 until 1974 he worked for the Eight Northern Pueblos, the State Department of Education; UNM; Arizona State University; Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI). He also served as Chairman of the All Indian Pueblo Council. In 1975 he became Principal of San Felipe Day School where he remained until May of 1982. He left to accept the position of Superintendent for Education for the Northern Pueblos Agency and later transferred to the Southern Pueblos Agency in the same capacity. He retired from the Bureau of Indian Affairs in June 1994. He retired after 21 years of service to return to Taos Pueblo to fulfill religious obligations. From 1995 until 2003 he worked for Taos Pueblo, first as a grant writer then as CMS Tribal administrator. He served as Lieutenant Governor of Taos Pueblo in 1997. Valentino Cordova was truly a unique individual. He was a beloved husband for over 38 years, caring father, and warm and loving individual who will be missed greatly by his family, relatives, friends, and individuals who had the opportunity to meet and work with him. His love, wisdom, and incredible sense of humor will be greatly missed. Val always had great integrity, honesty and a basic fundamental dignity about him. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 17, 2004 at the Church of the Risen Savior, 7701 Wyoming NE in Albuquerque, New Mexico at noon. The family requests in lieu of flowers that all donations be sent to People's Bank in Taos, New Mexico where a scholarship fund established in his name which will continue to benefit the youth of Taos Pueblo. ABQJournal   July 11, 2004

Cortez, Beneranda P.
Beneranda P. Cortez age 23, Resident of Taos, NM. died at Holy Cross Hospital Taos, NM. March 28,1968.She is survived by her husband Arturo Cortez; Children Rose Mary, Arturo Jr., and Eddie Cortez. Parents Mr. & Mrs. Alfonso Pacheco. 1 sister and 3 brothers (not named) Taos News April 11,1968 A 2. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Cortez, Eduardo
Eduardo Cortez, 79, of Taos passed away on Wednesday July 20, 2005. He is preceded in death by his sister Cecilia Martinez and survived by his sisters Bernie Cortez and Annabelle Marquez and numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary was recited on Sunday July 23, 2005 at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church. Funeral mass was held on Monday July 24, 2005 at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church. Interment followed in Dolores Cemetery.

Cortez, Jesus Maria
Jesus Maria Cortez age 27 of Black Lake, NM. died at his residence 22 May 1909. He is survived by his wife and one child, also his parents. Names not listed. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Cortez, Jose David
El Crepusculo, Thurs., Jan 12, 1950 Jose David Cortez, 66, of Placita, passed away at his home last Friday. Funeral services were held Saturday at Guadalupe Church. Survivors are his wife and two daughters, Mrs. Luciano Archuleta and Mrs. Max T. Valdez.

Cortez, Josephine
El Crepusculo, Thurs., Jan 12, 1950 Mrs. Josephine Cortez of Cerro passed away Saturday, January 7. She is survived by her husband, E.O. Cortez, and eight children, six of whom are living at home. Mrs. Cortez was the daughter of Henry Wiseheart, a long time resident of Questa.

Cortez, Michael
Michael Cortez 3 days old of Ranchos de Taos, NM died in Albuquerque March 2,1968. Son of Mr. & Mrs. Orlando Cortez; Brother James and Larry; Sisters Debbie, Barbara and Ann Cortez. Grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Abedon Maestas and Mrs. Florentina Cortez. Taos News March 14,1968 11. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Cortez, Orlando
Orlando Cortez, 64, of Rancho de Taos died Thursday November 27, 2003. He retired as manager of Pendleton Oil and Gas-Phillips 66. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Cortez; parents, Amarante and Jessie Cortez; and uncle that raised him, Florentino Cortez. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Cortez; children, Debbie Martinez and husband Elmer, Barbara Gatlin and husband Robert, James Cortez and wife Rose, Lori Ann Cordova and husband David, Frances Romero and husband Joseph, Michael Cortez and wife Melisa and Jennifer Cortez and husband Emilio Vigil; 15 grandchildren, brothers and sisters, Viola Rivera, Felix Gomez, Leroy Cortez and wife Fabiola, Betty Herrera and husband Cipriano and Loretta Bailon and husband Jimmy. Funeral services were held. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. Journal North December 2, 2003

Cotinola, Phillip James
Phillip Coti" James Cotinola, 59, of Albuquerque passed away on December 18, 2000. He is preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Duran; brothers, Rufilo, Raymond and Bobby Sena; he is survived by his children, Raymond G. Duran (Maggie) of Albuquerque and Roberta E. Martinez (Dominic) of Valdez; he is also survived by grandchildren, Nathaniel and Elizabeth Martinez, Rey and Joshua Duran; sisters, Elenor Chavez, Dorothy Flores both of California; sister-in-law, Mary Sena; aunt, Mena McGinnis both of Albuquerque and many other relatives. A Rosary/Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, December 19, 2000 at 7:00 p.m. at San Jose Church in Duranes. Memorial Mass will be held in Taos at a later date to be announced. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. ABQ Journal December 19, 2000

Cottam, Brooke
Brooke Cottam November 24, 2005 Thanksgiving afternoon, Brooke Cottam succumbed to Emphysema after a valiant fight for his life. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and the New Mexico National Guard. He had a full life in Taos as a dealer for Ford Motor Company. His love for sports, especially football and skiing was a passion throughout his life. In his community he served as fire chief for the Volunteer Fire Department and the ski patrol for Taos Ski Valley. He was an avid fly fisherman and spent many pleasurable hours in the mountains. He is survived by his wife Phoebe and his 3 sons, John Brooke Cottam (Barbara) of Taos, Jeffrey Harper Cottam (Bobby Gunther) of Palm Beach, FL and Timothy Louis Cottam (Barbara) of Angel Fire and 8 grandchildren. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Services by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home.

Craig, Craig
August 28, 1932 - September 23, 2009 Stephen Craig was cremated.

Crumley, Douglas Edward
Douglas Edward Crumley, 50, a resident of Taos for the past ten years, died Wednesday, November 26, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Crumley; sons, Justin Crumley and Douglas Crumley, Jr., both of Taos, NM; mother, Mildred Fuller of Lamesa, TX; brothers, Jimmy Leroy Crumley and wife, Glenda of Carlsbad, NM and Charlie Crumley and wife, Evelyn of Lamesa, TX; father and mother-in-law, David and Jane Perry of Albuquerque; brother-in-law, David Perry and Loreen Bennett of Albuquerque; sister-outlaw, Michele Lockmiller and husband, Ronnie; niece and nephew, Larissa and David Perry, all of Farmington, NM; and many other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his son, Charlie Crumley; father, Albert Crumley; and brother, Norman Crumley. Memorial services will be held Saturday, December 6, at 11:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel with Rev. Clyde Stanfield, officiating. Memorial contributions, in honor of Doug and Charlie Crumley, may be made to Carrie Tingley Children's Foundation, 1720 Louisiana Blvd. NE, Suite 202, 87110. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333 ABQ Journal November 30, 2003

Cruz, Alejandro
Alejandro "Alex" Cruz, 90, of El Prado passed away on September 20, 2005. He is survived by his children, Ruby Cruz Quintana (Jerry) and Yolanda Cruz Padilla (Stan), his grandchildren, Dennis Quintana (Sonja), Tricia Chamberlain (Kerry), Tim Quintana (Kim) and A. Clarence Padilla, great grandchildren, Hannah Quintana, Tristan Quintana, Mateo Quintana, Tuesday Chamberlain, Nicolas Quintana, Oona Quintana, Aja Quintana, Branden Quintana. An evening prayer service was held onSeptember 23, 2005 at the 1st Presbyterian Church in Taos. The funeral services were held on September 24, 2005 at the 1st Presbyterian Church. There was a luncheon after the funeral services at the church, followed by interment of the urn at the Ranchos de Taos Presbyterian Cemetery.

Cruz, Antonio
Antonio "Tony" Cruz, 65, of Llano de San Juan, passed away on May 9, 2010 in Taos. He is preceded in death by his parents, Manuel and Elivite Cruz, his brothers, Ernest and Elevinio Cruz. He is survived by his sisters, Sadie Borrego of Las Vegas, NV, Juanita Quintana of Llano, Amelia Trujillo (Alfredo) of Colorado Springs, CO, Josie Leyba of Ojo Sarco, brothers, Luciano Cruz (Helen) of Grants, Joe Cruz (Vicki) of Colorado Springs and Frank Cruz of Las Vegas, NV. Burial will be held on Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 1 PM at the Catholic Cemetery in Llano de San Juan. Arrangements by Rivera Family Mortuaries & Crematory.

Cruz, Emilia Clotilde V. de
Emilia Clotilde V. de Cruz age 18 years, 8 months and 8 days of Madrid, Colo. died at 7:30 AM 18 Oct 1909. She was the daughter of Fernanda and Cresencio Vigil. Wife of Eloy Cruz.He was the son of J. D. Cruz and Juanita Siote de Cruz from Segundo, Colo. Emilia and Eloy had a daughter Lilia 8 months old and a son Crescencio Antonio 3 months and 2 days old. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Cruz, Moises
Moises Cruz age 21 of San Luis, Colo. died 28 Nov 1909 at 3:00 AM. He is the son of Francisco Cruz and Josefita P. de Cruz. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Csurbak, Stephen Wayne III
May 5, 2006 Stephen Wayne Csurbak, III, 58, of Taos passed away on May 05, 2006. He is preceded in death by his father, Stephen Csurbak, Jr. and sister, Sandra Steinitz. He is survived by his wife, Frances V. Csurbak, children, Dawn Garvey (Sean) of Tempe, AZ, Stephen Csurbak, IV (Tamara) of Englishton, NJ, Melanie Csurbak and Marcy Csurbak both of Taos, mother, Teresa Csurbak, sisters, Theresa Tedesco (Duke) and Nancy Reid (James) both of Englishton, NJ, grandchildren, Brianna Csurbak, Wyatt Csurbak, Danielle Garvey and Agelita Abeyta. Rosary and funeral mass were held on Monday, May 08, 2006 at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church

CUNICO, John Jay
John Jay Cunico a resident of Albuquerque for 24 years passed away on October 9, 2004. John was born in Taos to John and Marie Cunico on April 27, 1948. He is survived by his daughter, Anna Leah Cunico; and his sister, Janet M. Cunico of Taos. He retired from US West/Qwest after 32 years. He made numerous friends and acquaintances during his lifetime. John will be greatly missed by family and friends. May you rest in peace. Services are pending. ABQJournal   October 14, 2004

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