Taos County, New Mexico
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Dale, Jerry Jack Sr.
Jerry Jack Dale Sr., 66, passed away Sunday, October 3, 2004 after a battle with Emphysema. Peacefully, he surrendered the battle, as he was surrounded by his beloved wife and daughters. Jerry was preceded in death by his son, Jerry, and parents, Rusco and Harriett Dale. He is survived by his wife, JoAnn; daughters, Angelyna and Kathy (Eldon); son, Mark (Raven); stepchildren, Jessica, Joni, and Jonah Roybal; grandchildren, Kendall, Bailey, Gabriella Dale, and Asha Scott. Jack was an artist and designed clothing with a turn of the Century feel. A church service was held at Rio Rancho Presbyterian Church where he was a member. Some of his ashes will be scattered in Kansas, where he was from, and in Taos where his son, Jerry, is buried. Jack will be remembered for his compassion, friendliness, and talent he shared with all. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008   ABQ Journal October 10, 2004

Dallas, Wayne M.
Wayne M. Dallas September 15, 1959 - August 12, 2001 Wayne Dallas, a resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico for over ten years, died unexpectedly on August 12, 2001 as a result of a tragic auto accident. He was preceded in death by his father, Henry A. Dallas. Wayne is survived by his mother, Emma Dallas; four brothers and sisters, Frank Dallas, Linda Dallas, Lucy Martinez, Henry Dallas and wife, Vera Dallas; former wife, Corrine Dallas; son, Anthony Dallas; daughter, Tanya Dallas and special friend, Rose Waterfield. Wayne also leaves behind nieces and nephews, Vicky Dallas, Andrea Trujillo, Tessa Dallas, Larry Silva, Loretta Silva, Jason Martinez, Cynthia Martinez, Marcus Dallas, Mathias Dallas, Kyle Dallas, Keith Dallas and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, grandchildren and special friends. A Funeral Mass and Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 17, 2001 at St. Joseph On The Rio Grande Church located at 5901 St. Joseph's Drive NW, Albuquerque, NM. A second Funeral Mass and Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 205 Don Fernando, Taos, NM. Wayne will be laid to rest at Dolores Cemetery in Taos, NM. He was an active volunteer at St. Martins Hospitality Center where he provided community service and live entertainment for the homeless with members of his band, the Vagabonds. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Martin's Hospitality Center for the homeless. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. Albuquerque. 505-343-8008. ABQ Journal August 16, 2001

d'Alphen, Frederic De Braconier
Frederic De Braconier d'Alphen August 10, 2005 Frederic Marie J. A. J. de Braconier d'Alphen passed away suddenly on August 10, 2005. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home, Taos, NM, USA.

Davies, Donn T.
Donn T. Davies 89, of El Prado, NM passed away on September 10, 20005. In 1992 Donn was awarded the Chester A. Reynolds Award at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, an honor reserved for great figures in the American West. In 2004 he was inducted into the Culver Military Academy Horsemanship Hall of Fame in Indiana for his equestrian accomplishments. He is survived by his wife Henny, four children, Maria Scott of Mill Valley CA, Donn Davies of Taos, NM, Charles Davies of Rio Rancho, NM, Susie Tate of Cimarron, NM and 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter Anne Donston of Dayton, WY. Gifts in Donn's memory may be made to: Maverick Rodeo Club, Maverick Construction Fund in care of Steve Rick, P.O. Box 581 Cimarron, NM 87714.

Deaguero, Benina Dominguez
BENINA DOMINGUEZ DEAGUERO, 102, also known as "Benny DeAguero", passed away on Sunday, September 26, 2010. She was born March 9, 1908 in Truchas but resided in Chimayo all her life. Benina was preceded in death by her parents, Vicente and Epifania Dominguez; husband, Gabriel DeAguero; daughters, Adelita and Bernie Garcia; son, Feliberto; grandsons, Delfido and Martin; great-grandson, Baby William; siblings, Adolfo, Juanita, Fedelina, Timotea, Ramoncita, Carmelita and husband Hermando and Eloisa and husband Encarnacion and brother-in-law, Jose DeAguero. Mrs. DeAguero is survived by her children, Archie DeAguero and wife JoAnn and Erlinda Martinez and husband Chris I. Sr.; son-in-law, Abel Garcia; grandchildren, Archie Jr. and Dusty, Sandra, Ricky and Balarie, Angela, James and Imelda, David, Filbert, Bonnie and Kent, Jackie and Daniel, Chris Jr. and Anna, Marsha and Jeff, Abel Jr. and Jami, Gene and Christine, Brenda and Darroll; 24 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; God-children, Jackie Martinez, Debbie Castro, Angie Armijo and Ricky DeAguero; very close granddaughters, Jackie Martinez and Brenda Abeyta; very close niece, Vicky and Alfonso Martinez and their daughter, Debbie Rodella; very close family friend, Tony Pacheco and many, more relatives and friends. Public visitation will begin on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Chimayo. Burial to follow at the Nuestra Señora de Dolores Catholic Cemetery in Chimayo with the following serving as pallbearers, Chris I. Martinez Jr., Daniel Archuleta, Marcos Vigil, Chris I. Martinez III, Abel Garcia Jr. and Filbert, David and Ricky DeAguero. Honorary pallbearers named are, Tony Pacheco, Stevie Garcia Jr., grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Special thanks to Dr. Lindy Akes, Father Julio, Father Jim and her healthcare providers. The DeAguero family has entrusted their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley.

Denton, Troy Emmett
Troy Emmett Denton age 58 of Taos, NM. died Aug 10,1968 at St. Joseph Hospital Albuq. NM.Survivors include his wife Zella Burch Denton; Sons Clyde and Jack Denton; Sisters Mrs. Charles Golden, Mrs. Spencer Bailey and Mrs. Owen Rose. Taos News Aug 15, 1968 A 2. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Denver, Ruth Harper
Ruth Harper Denver age 52, Resident of Taos, NM. died at home Aug 20,1968. She is survived by her husband Jack Denver; Mother Mrs. Nettie Wightman and Brothers George and Edward Harper. Taos News Aug 29,1968 10 & Sept 5, 1968 3. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

DesGeorges, Dina
Dina DesGeorges, 47, of Taos passed away on May 22, 2006. She is preceded in death by her father, Cleofas Gonzales, uncles, Erminio and Honorio Fernandez. She is survived by her husband, Sam DesGeorges, son, Adrian DesGeorges and mother, Alice F. Gonzales. She is also survived by sisters, Gloria Bradbury (David) of Santa Fe and Tina Martinez of Ranchos de Taos, uncles and aunts, Roberto Fernandez, Elizardo Fernandez (Gloria), Arturo Fernandez, Claudina Romero, Fabiola Montoya, Erlinda Varos and Arsenio Fernandez (Bertina), many other relatives and friends. Rosary was recited on May 26, 2006 at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church. Funeral mass was held on Saturday, May 27, 2006 at San Francisco de Asis Church.

DeVargas, Juan M.
September 13, 2005 Juan M. DeVargas, 82, of Taos passed away on September 13, 2005. He was a world war two veteran from 1942 to 1945, serving as a cook and medic in the South Pacific. He was a meat cutter at the Plaza Supermarket for 22 years, ambulance director in the 1970's, school bus driver, self employed farmer and rancher and sold flagstone. He was very well known for his humor and his music. He was preceded in death by his wife Lena Gonzales, his daughter Anna DeVargas Garcia, his parents, Delfina and Perfecto DeVargas, his brothers, Abaleno Vargas, Tito DeVargas, Eduardo Devargas and Maria DeVargas Martinez. He is survived by his children, Victor DeVargas (Susan) of Albuquerque, Jane DeVargas of Albuquerque, Jesse DeVargas (Karen) of Taos, Theresa Salazar (Ernesto) of Ponderosa, Loretta Cisneros (Cris) of El Prado, Albert DeVargas of Taos, Joseph DeVargas of Texas, Elena Williams (Jimmy) of Taos, 19 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Lucy Carter of Santa Fe, Ross DeVargas (Fabiola) of California, Angie Suazo (Gilbert) of Santa Fe, Tina Schmid of California, Beatrice Medina (Johnny) of Taos, Pete DeVargas (Connie) of Santa Fe, Consuelo DeHerrera (Valdimar) of Costilla, Doloris Romero (Merlin) of Taos, and numerous nieces and nephews and god children. Rosaries were recited on September 14, 2005 and September 15, 2005. A Funeral mass was held on, September 16, 2005 at San Francisco de Asis. Interment followed at the Pacheco Cemetery.

Devis, Franzuella Lavern
Franzuella Lavern Devis, 70, of El Prado passed away on January 26, 2007. She is survived by her sons, Lloyd Lee Devis (Summer) of Miles City, Montana and George E. Devis (Ellen) of Taos, grandchildren, Crystal Summers (John), Laura Williams (Todd), great grandchildren, Savannah and Madison Summers, Matthew, Ashlee and Justin Williams, many other relatives and friends. Memorial service was held on February 01, 2007 at Rivera Chapel.

Dillon, Todd
Todd Dillon, 42, of Questa, passed away unexpectedly on February 23, 2006. He owned and operated Dillon Electrical Service. Todd loved the outdoors, music and sports. He is preceded in death by his grandparents Eusebio and Emilia Rael and Robert and Roberta Dillon. He is survived by his wife, Denise Dillon, his parents, David Dillon (Lolita), Craig, CO, Wanda Dillon, Questa, his brothers, Whitney Dillon, Florida, Rene Dillon, California and Flint Dillon, Colorado, his sister, Luann K. Dillon, Questa, his parents-in-law Felix Archuleta and Ruth Archuleta (Tom), brothers and sisters-in law, Felix Archuleta, Jr., Patsy Archuleta (Lorenzo), Dino Archuleta, Jamie Archuleta (Anita), and Debbie Carroll (Raul), nieces and nephews Jacob, Sonya, Lorenzo, Ruby Ann, Michelle, Jerome and Paul, 3 great nephews, numerous aunts and uncles, godson, Daniel Gomez and goddaughter, Emmy Gallegos. Funeral service was held on Sunday, February 26, 2006 at Rivera Chapel. Interment was held on February 27, 2006 at El Pueblito Cemetery.

Dimas, Mary N.
Mary N. Dimas September 9, 2005 Mary N. Dimas, 78, of Taos passed away on September 8, 2005. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jacobo Dimas and her daughters Mabel Medina and Roseanne Dimas. She is survived by her children, Frances Cruz (Dennis) of Taos, Sam Dimas (Patsy) of Georgetown, TX, George Dimas (Maria) of Taos, Raymond Dimas of Taos, Martin Dimas (Francina) of Taos and Martha Martinez (Larry) of San Luis, CO. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters, Ernestina Benavidez, Genara Jaramillo, Tony Maestas, Rose Martinez, Alfonso Maestas, Mary Jane Sanchez, Ivan Maestas, Eremita Chaves, sister-in-law Connie Dimas, 18 grand children and 10 great grand children.Rosary was recited on September 11, 2005 at Our Lady of the Guadalupe Catholic Church. Funeral mass was held on September 12, 2005 at Our Lady of the Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment followed at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 3 PM.

Ditto, Margaret Elizabeth Lins
Margaret "Bettie" Elizabeth Lins Ditto, 91, a longtime resident of Tucumcari, NM, went to be with the Lord on January 5, 2008, in Amarillo, TX after a brief battle with leukemia. Her family was at her side. She was born on September 14, 1916, in Arcola, IL to George and Marie Lyons Lins. She was preceded in death by her son, Bobby Lyons Ditto; her sister, Mary Agnes Lins; and two brothers, George and Tom Lins. She is survived by her daughter, Susan Hamilton Dick of Portales, NM; her grandsons, Mark Hardage of Conchas, NM, Bobby Ferguson and wife, Stacey of West Fork, AR, Jonn Beasley of Fraser, CO, and Ryan Hamilton and wife, Jeana of Dalhart, TX; and granddaughters, Ashley Christian of Amarillo, TX, and Kimberly Downs and husband, Mike, also of Amarillo, TX. She has eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Bettie moved to Tucumcari, NM, from Chicago, IL, in 1955 with her children. Bettie's reason for coming was to try to develop the property known as Lins Motor Court, which she had inherited upon her father's death. While working to get the financing for her project, she made her living as a legal secretary and for a time operated the State Motor Vehicle License Bureau from the office of the motel. Finally, in 1959, Mr. John Farrell, a builder from Amarillo, TX, was convinced that Bettie's ideas and plans for development had some merit. He knew she was a shrewd businesswoman and a hard worker and agreed to start the renovation by building 30 new units, a swimming pool, and a restaurant and lounge. With this beginning, her father's old place, which Bettie had renamed The Lazy L, grew from 9 units to 92 and became the Best Western Pow Wow Inn Restaurant and Lounge, including the Pow Wow West and Pow Wow East, in just a few years' time. At the time the restaurant and lounge were being built, Bettie was able to convince her brother, Tom and sister-in-law, Helen that they should manage the new food and beverage operation and still continue to operate Lins Restaurant. In the words of her sister, Agnes, "this turned out to be a 'stroke of genius' because, with their help and Bettie's drive and ability in public relations, the Pow Wow soon became a place of prestige." Bettie later moved on to other investments across the state such as The Sheraton de Santa Fe, The Kachina Lodge in Taos, and Pendaries Village in Rociada. However, her heart was always in Tucumcari. She remained very active in the community by being a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church, St. Anne's Alter Rosary Society, the Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the board of Highland's University, the Board of Tourism for New Mexico under several different governors, the New Mexico Municipal League, the New Mexico Movie Commission and was an active member of the Republican Party. In 1999, she was inducted into the New Mexico Tourism Association Hall of Fame. Even at the age of 84, after selling the Pow Wow Inn, she still wanted to promote the community of Tucumcari. She volunteered at the Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce and was elected as a City Commissioner and served in that capacity for 6 years. A Rosary will be held at the St. Anne's Catholic Church on January 10, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held on January 11, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Tucumcari Convention Center. Interment will be in the family plot at the Tucumcari Memorial Cemetery.   ABQ Journal January 09, 2008

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

Dockweiler, Prudencia
Prudencia Dockweiler age 78 of Penasco,NM.died En el hospital Presbiteriano del Embudo, NM. June 28 1968. She is survived by sons J. C. Dockweiler and Jose Antonio Dockweiler; Daughter Mrs. Louisa Griego, Mrs. Alberto Miera; Sisters Mrs. Candelaria Trakitt and Mrs. Fidel Vasquez; Brothers Eutimio Duran, Porfirio Duran and Rafael Vigil. Taos News July 11,1968 11 & 12. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Dolan, Edeth Ellon
Edeth Ellon Dolan young daughter of P. M. Dolan and Maria L. de Dolan of Taos, NM died Friday 25 August 1905. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Dominguez, Jose Amado
After a medical career spanning more than half a century, Dr. Jose Amado Dominguez passed away in the company of his family on January 3, 1999 at age 89, from the complications of age. Born to Jose Inez and Virginia Rodriguez Dominguez in Chamisal on February 12, 1909, he was the second of eight children to survive into adulthood. The devastation he witnessed as a child in the great Influenza Epidemic of 1918 awakened the compassion of the future physician. Forgoing a family tradition of education and achievement, he graduated from Menaul High School and worked a number of jobs to save for college. At great personal sacrifice, he finally graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1936, one of the first Hispano physicians from northern New Mexico. Based on his office on North Pueblo Road, for decades Dr. Dominguez made house calls all over Taos County to deliver babies, set broken bones, and lay his healing hands on the sick. During World War II, he was a physician for the National Guard and served as Taos County Medical Examiner during the 1970s. Dr. Jose Amado Dominguez was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers and sisters, Henry, Polly, Isaac and Phil. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Anita Clark Dominguez; their daughters, Carmela Dominguez, Carlota D. Lamadrid (husband, Enrique Lamarid PhD), Charisse D. DeFlice (husband, John DeFlice, MD); grandchildren in order of age, Carlos Lamarid, Gianna DeFlice, Armando Lamarid, Mario DeFlice, Dominic Maes and Yasmin Lamarid; as well as his sister, Anita Chavez; brother, George Dominguez, both of Ranchos de Taos; and sister, Carmen D. Holt of Seattle, WA. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 9, 11:00 a.m., at the San Geronimo Lodge in Taos. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home, 758-3841.   ABQJournal January 06, 1999

Dominguez, Juan Jose
Juan Jose Dominguez, 102, of Chamisal died Saturday November 8, 2003. He received his teachers certificate in Emporia, Kan., and he graduated with a bachelor's degree in education from New Mexico Highlands University. He was a teacher for 34 years in Taos County Schools and principal in 1964 in Chamisal. He was a Soil Conservation board member for many years and helped establish the Senior Citizens Program in Taos County. He is survived by his wife, Josefa; children, Melitona Maes and husband Aaron of Embudo, J.J. Dominguez Jr. and wife Dora of Chamisal, Rose Maes and husband Daniel of Embudo, and Jerry Dominguez and wife Edwina of Lawndale, Calif.; 17 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren; and sisters, Kate Vasquez and Onesima Garcia. Burial was held at the Dominguez Family Cemetery in Chamisal. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. Journal North November 11, 2003

Dominguez, Maria T.
Maria T. Dominguez October 29, 1961 - February 3, 2005

Dominguez-Chavez , Anita
Anita Dominguez-Chavez, age 93, of Ranchos De Taos died November 22, 2000. She was a retired schoolteacher. She will be remembered as"My first teacher" by many in El Valle, Ranchos De Taos, Llano Quemado, El Prado and Taos communities. She taught the lower grades for 33 years in the elementary schools. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Bernabe Chavez and by their son, David. She is survived by two daughters, Dolores (Dr. Gilbert) Cano of Albuquerque and Virginia (Jerry) Laughlin of Ranchos De Taos; daughter-in-law, Nedra (David, deceased) Chavez of Ranchos De Taos. She is also survived by nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; her sister, Carmen Dominguez-Holt; and her brother, George Dominguez of Ranchos De Taos; and numerous nephews and nieces. Vigil service was held at Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, November 24, 2000. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. at San Francisco De Asis Catholic Church with Father Tim Martinez officiating. Cremation will follow the mass. her cremains will be interred at the Nuestro Padre Nazareno Cemetery next to her husband, Bernabe. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. ABQJournal  November 25, 2000

Dowling, Bill
Bill Dowling, age 69, passed away on March 2, 2000, after four years of fighting a heart condition. He is survived by his wife of 49 1/2 years, Geraldine Brooks Dowling; sons, Mark Dowling and Bruce Dowling and wife, Stacy; grandchildren, Ray M. Dowling and Alexis J. Dowling; a brother, John and wife, Constance of Ahtens, GA; brothers-in-law, Everett M. Brooks of Taos and Calvin B. Brooks of Albuquerque. Bill was born in Panhandle, Texas and moved with his family to Taos when he was five years old. He and Geraldine Brooks met and were married on August 19, 1950. They moved their family to Albuquerque in 1962 where Bill started his business Mesa Ent. He was involved with the daily operation of the business until his health began to fail. Bill asked that there be no services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Sandia Hospice, 4725 Indian School NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. A special thanks to Henrietta Standing and Marge George for their caring help during Bill's illness.  ABQ Journal March 04, 2000

Downs, Lucille M.
Lucille M. Downs of Taos passed away on September 19, 2006. She was born in Zanesville, OH on November 21, 1921. She owned and operated for many years, Mr. Duffy's Kids Play Space and was loved by many Taos children. Many knew her for her volunteer work with the Kit Carson Museums. She is preceded in death by her first husband, Richard Spung in 1970 and second husband, Ralph Downs in 1985, sisters, Margaret Mace and Irene Alderman. She is survived by her sons, Richard Spung II of Taos and John Spung of Monterey, CA, grandchildren, Stacey Tomasello of Monterey, CA, Cameron Spung (Tesheena) of Taos, Carlin Spung of Taos, great grandchildren, Adrian Hunter Spung of Taos, Arianna and Nathaniel Tomasello and Rachel Spung all of Monterey, CA, brothers and sisters, Robert and William McCance both of California, Doris Peterman and Marie McWilliams both of Ohio, as well as many nieces and nephews. At her request no services will be held. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. www.riverafuneralhome.com

DuBor, John Rex
John Rex Du Bor age 82, Resident of Taos, NM. died at Holy Cross Hospital Taos, NM. Survived by daughters Mrs. Kert Ziebarth and Mrs. Guy Reed, Sister (Nun) Rita Therese; Grandson Karl Rex Ziebarth. He was proceded in death by his wife Ennis and a son J. R. Du Bor Jr. He had owned the Travellers hotel in the 1939. He was nephew of Jim and Mary Du Bor, Taos residents of the early 1900's. Taos News Sept 7,1968. Sept 12, 1968 5. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Duncan, A.J.
A. J. Duncan age 43 died 1 Feb 1909 in the mountains near Penasco, NM. He was employed by the Santa Barbara Pole and Tie Company. He was killed when a tree he had just cut fell on him. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Duncan, Zella M.
October 25, 2005 Zella M. Duncan, 70, of Eagle Nest and of Westlake, LA passed away on October 25, 2005. She was the long time owner of Zella's Kitchen Shoppe in Eagle Nest, New Mexico. She is survived by her husband, Thomas F. Duncan, sons, Thomas F. Duncan III (Joanna) of Louisiana, Steve Duncan (Tammie) of Nebraska, Mark Duncan (Teri) of Louisiana, Dan Duncan (Robyn) of Georgia, twelve grandchildren, brothers, Frederick H. Stephens (Ann) and Dr. Edward Stephens (Kay) of Louisiana. Memorial service was held on October 27, 2005 at Eagle Nest Community Center. Funeral services were held in Lake Charles, LA.

Duquette, Rodney Jr.
Rodney "Duke" Duquette Jr., 74, of Taos passed away on November 13, 2006. He was a Air Force veteran. He was a 27 year employee of Shell Oil Company. Duke and Patricia were parents at Casa de Corazon in Taos. He is preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Duquette. He is survived by his children, Bruce Duquette (Gisele), Michelle Peterson (Dan), Bryan Duquette (Kerri) and eight grandchildren.Funeral service was held on Saturday, November 18, 2006 at 10 AM at Rivera Chapel. Interment was held at Las Cruces Cemetery in Taos. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Duke's name may be made to Casa de Corazon, P.O. Box KK, Taos, NM 87571.

Duran, Amalia
Amalia Duran age 6 Years and 8 months of Arroyo Seco, NM. Died 1 Jan 1914 at 2:00 AM of Dipteria Fiebre Escarlatina (Diphtheria Fever Scarlet). Her sister Eva Duran age 5 years died 4 Jan 1914 of Fiebre Escarlatina. Daughters of Apolino Duran and wife. Name not listed. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Duran, Antonio R.
Antonio R. Duran age 10 resident of Ranchos de Taos, NM. Son of Mr & Mrs Juan I. Duran, died Last Week (No Date listed) When his sled and a vehicle collided. Taos News Jan 25,1968, 10. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Duran, Beatrice
Beatrice Duran, 42, a resident of Rio Rancho for the past five years, and before that in Albuquerque, passed away on Sunday, June 13, 1999 after a courageous battle with cancer. Bea was born October 5, 1956, the daughter of Ben and Cidelia Herrera Roybal in Embudo, New Mexico. Bea has been a Lab Technician with Lovelace Health Care before her illness. Bea is survived by her beloved companion, Robert (Barney) Ruiz; mother, Cidelia Roybal; daughters, Renee Duran and Andrew Marchello, Amanda Duran; grandchildren, Jordan Ruiz and Merina Machello; two sisters, Jo Ann Medina and husband, Carlos, Mattie Vialpando and husband, Steve; two brothers, Jacob Roybal and Aaron Roybal and wife, Cecilia; many nephews and nieces; special cousin, Rachel Montoya; many aunts and uncles; co-workers and special friends. A memorial service for Bea will be held on Wednesday, June 16, 1999 at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary, Sara Rd., at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho, with Danny Gutierrez of the North Side Assembly of God, officiating. A memorial service will also be held in Taos, NM on Thursday, June 17, 1999, 2:00 p.m., at the Taos Assembly of God with Rev. Louis Madrid officiating. Interment will be in Taos. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary, Rio Rancho.   ABQJournal June 15, 1999

Duran, Blas E.
Duran, Blas E.; 35; Llano Quemado; died September 12, 1998; Albuquerque Journal North, Tuesday, September 15, 1998, page 2

Duran, Carmen
Carmen June 11, 1925 - April 1, 2005 "If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever." Carmen Duran, 79 A longtime resident of Chupadero, New Mexico passed away on Friday, April 1, 2005. Carmen was born on June 11, 1925 to Francisco and Augustina Romero in Fort Collins, CO. She married Aniseto B. Duran on November 24, 1947. She was preceded in death by her parents, as well as her late husband Anisteto B. Duran, Son Frank A. Duran, two daughters, Ramona Duran, infant daughter Lucille Duran, grand-daughter Karla Peinado, brother Manuel P. Romero, sister Donaciana Contreras. She is survived by her children, MaryAnne Snow and her husband Mike, Waldo Duran and his wife Marian, Patty Peinado and her husband Ernest, Lucille Polkovitz and her husband John, Julian Duran and his wife Yvonne Y., Rebecca Duran, Daughter-in-law Yvonne P. Duran, 17 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Carmen is also survived by her sister, Celita Trujillo and husband Tino, sister-in-laws, Lucy Romero and Victoria Duran, brother-in-law Jose Tito Duran all of Chupadero, as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Carmen was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was loved by all and will be dearly missed. We love you Mom. Public visitation will begin on Tuesday April 5, 2005, at 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Santa Fe, a rosary will follow at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will take place on Wednesday April 6, 2005 at 9:30 a.m. also at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, with burial to follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Serving the family as Pallbearers will be, Chris Duran, Victor Gonzales, Waldo Duran Jr., Daniel Duran, E.J. Peinado, Jodean Duran, Buddy Polkovitz, and Stephen Romero. The Rivera Family of Block-Salazar Mortuary are providing the Family of Carmen Duran with caring professional services. (505) 753-2288 or 1 (800) 443-4854 Born: June 11, 1925 Place of Birth: Ft. Collins, Colorado Death: April 1, 2005 Place of Death: Santa Fe, New Mexico

Duran, Corina V.
February 5, 2006 Corina V. Duran, 93, of Vadito passed away on February 05, 2006. Corina was a well known educator and lived a very active life following her retirement from the Penasco Schools. She was involved in the County 4-H program, sponsoring an exchange program with Japanese students. She undertook tax training with AARP and assisted the elderly with their taxes from 1979 to 1993. She was an active member with the Carmelitas Catholic Society of Rodarte. She was an avid gardener and crotchetier in her spare time. She will be missed dearly by her family, friends and community. She is preceded in death by husband, Roger L. Duran, son, Roger I. Duran, grandson, Luis Duran, parents, Benito and Maria Valdez, seven brothers and sisters, four sisters and brothers in law, in laws, Luis and Refugio Duran. She is survived by her daughter, Marie Lorraine Gallegos and husband Wilfred of Vadito, daughter in law, Nora Duran of Rodarte, grandchildren, Stella Sweeney (John), Josie Duran, Wilfred Gallegos, Anita Richards (Robert), Judy Merrill (Lance), John Duran, Carlos Gallegos (Kristine), sisters, Minnie Valdez, Estella Barreras (Mike), brothers, Juan Valentin Valdez (Lois) of Lancaster, CA, Gilbert Valdez of Vadito, Octaviano Valdez (Elvia) of Penasco, sister in law, Faby Romero (Eli) of Rodarte, brother in law, John Duran (Stella) of Butte Montana.Rosary was recited on February 07, 2006at San Antonio de Padua Catholic Church in Penasco. Funeral mass was held on February 08, 2006 at San Antonio de Padua Church. Interment followed at Rodarte Cemetery.

Duran, Cristobal
Cristobal Duran age 65 of Arroyo Seco, NM. died at Holy Cross Hospital Taos, NM. Dec 6,1968. He is survived by his wife Manuelita Duran; Daughter Mrs.Alfonso Martinez; Brother Nabor Duran. Taos News Dec 26,1968 10. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Duran, Daniel
Daniel Duran August 24, 2005Daniel Duran, 54, of Questa passed away on August 24, 2005. He is preceded in death his parents, Samuel and Emilia Duran, sister, Marcella Duran, brothers Nilo, Arthur and Sammy Duran, brother in laws, Ernie Cisneros and Robert Garcia, niece, Rachel Joy Duran. He is survived by his sisters and brothers, Orlinda Garcia, Annadella Cisneros, Cici Romo (Pat), Maurcie Duran Dorothy), Damian Duran (Elouise), sister-in-law, Lorraine Duran, many nephews and nieces. Rosary will be recited on Friday, August 26, 2005 7 PM at San Anthony's Church in Questa. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2005 at 10 AM at St. Anthony's Church with burial to follow at the San Pedro Cemetery.

Duran, Donaciano
Donaciano Duran Age 69 and a half years old of Arroyo Seco, NM. Died 30 Nov 1914 at 1:00 AM. Survived by wife Maria Lugarda Romero; Sons Juana B., Lucas, Juan M. and Meliton Duran. Daughter Natividad D. Vigil, Elaisa D. Mascarenas, Socorro de Mares and Isabel D. Valdez. Son of the deceased Jose Guadalupe Duran and Clarita Fernandez. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Duran, Doroteo
Doroteo Duran of El Provenir, NM died 9 Dec 1909. Survived by his wife, 4 daughters and 1 son. names not listed. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Duran, Emma C.
September 26, 2006 Emma C. Duran, 97, of Arroyo Seco passed away on September 26, 2006. She is preceded in death by her husband, Nabor Duran. She is survived by her children, Cecilia Cruz (Gilbert), Emilia Smith and Robert L. Martinez. She is also survived by ten grandchildren, many great grandchildren and other relatives. Rosary was recited on September 28, 2006 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Arroyo Seco. Funeral mass was held on September 29, 2006 at Holy Trinity Church. Iinterment followed at Arroyo Seco Cemetery.

Duran, Encarnacion
Encarnacion Duran of Arroyo Seco, NM. Born in Arroyo Seco, NM 23 March 1833. Died 25 May 1914 2:00 AM. Survived by sons Nicolas, Apolonio and Fernando Duran. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Duran, Eva
Amalia Duran age 6 Years and 8 months of Arroyo Seco, NM. Died 1 Jan 1914 at 2:00 AM of Dipteria Fiebre Escarlatina (Diphtheria Fever Scarlet). Her sister Eva Duran age 5 years died 4 Jan 1914 of Fiebre Escarlatina. Daughters of Apolino Duran and wife. Name not listed. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Duran, Jose Emitero
Jose Emitero Duran died 4 June 1908. He was the son of Fares Duran and Petrita Garcia. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Duran, Jose Manuel
Jose Manuel Duran age 78 of Arroyo Seco, NM. died 13 Nov 1914 at 6:00 AM. He was the son of Gregorio Duran and Maria Clarita Fernandez. Survived by wife, 4 sons and 4 daughters. Names Not Listed. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Dwire, Minnie Witt
Minnie Witt Dwire age 85, Resident of Taos, NM died at the Albuquerque Presbyterian Hospital Albuq, NM.Aug Aug 22,1968. She was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. William S. Witt. Her first husband was Henry W. Tarleton and her second husband was Carroll Dwire who survives her. Also surviving her is a son Tom Tarleton and a daughter Clara Dawson. Taos News. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

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