Taos County, New Mexico
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Ebert, Lois Claire
Lois Claire Ebert November 5, 2006 Lois Claire Ebert, 75, of Talpa passed away on November 05, 2006. She is preceded in death by her husband, John Ebert in 1998. She is survived by her sons, Steve Ebert (Debra Weyerman) of Florida, Ken M. Ebert and David Ebert both of Talpa and sister, Jane Martin of St. Louis, Missouri.

Edgecumbe, Richard E.
Richard E. Edgecumbe a long time Taos, NM resident native of England. died here Monday 4 June 1909. His great love was fishing and hunting deer. His funeral and burial was held in Taos, NM. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Ellison, Barbara Haines
Barbara Haines Ellison, born June 27, 1933, daughter of Stephen Wheeler Haines and Mable Snyder Haines of Muskogee, OK, died on March 7, 2001 in Taos, NM. Diagnosed with lupus in 1966, Barbara was one of the longest living Lupus patients in the world. Her courage and tenacity in the face of this chronic disease were remarkable. Graduating from Central High School, she then attended the University of Oklahoma where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority and met her husband of 46 years, George Rittenhouse Ellison of Oklahoma City. Barbara was a member of the Junior League of Albuquerque, playing the witch in the Children's Theater productions,"Hansel and Gretel," and serving as Recording Secretary from 1967 - 1968. When her family moved to Colorado Springs, she volunteered at the Horticulture Society of Colorado Springs and served as a docent at the Fine Arts Center. In 1974, her family moved to Connecticut, living first in Darien and later in Stamford. She served on the boards of Trustees of the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum in Norwalk and the Bartlett Arboretum in Stamford. She was a Connecticut Master Gardener and a member of the Shippan Point Garden Club. Retiring with her husband to Taos in 1993, Barbara became a member of the Taos Garden Club and maintained 86 varieties of penstemon, which grow in her garden today. She is survived by her husband, her brother, Stephen W. Haines of Houston, TX; two daughters, Carter of Boulder, CO, and Lynne of Philadelphia, PA; and a son, David of Cleveland, OH. She requested no flowers and in honor of her lifelong love of animals, friends may make gifts to the Humane Society of Taos, Inc. PO Box 622. Memorial Services will be held in Taos on Saturday, May 5, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. ABQJournal March 13, 2001

Ellison, Robert J. Jr.
Robert J. Ellison, Jr. was born Oct. 1, 1939 in St. Louis, Mo. He grew up in St. Paul, MN where he attended the University of Minnesota. He served in the United States Army, and was a commercial pilot and flight instructor. Bob lived in Taos from 1979 to 1992 during which time he was a building contractor, wood carver, furniture maker and hunting guide. He was a volunteer for the Taos County Search and Rescue for many years; known for his love of his horses, dogs, cats and many friends. After being clean and sober for many years, Bob passed away at his home in Palisade, CO on Nov. 19, 2006 surrounded by his family. He died from complications of pneumonia. He is survived by brother William Ellison of Duxbury, MA; sister Barbara McCabe of Minnetonka, MN; sons John of Milaca, MN, William of Telluride, CO, Eric of Robbinsdale, MN along with their wives and 5 grandchildren. He is also survived by his former spouse Anita Ellison and stepdaughter Liza Jeantete, both of Taos. Memorials preferred to: Grand Junction Post Polio Support Group, PO Box 845, Montrose, CO 81401. Condolences may be sent to the family via: PO Box 2081, Telluride, CO 81435.

Ely, Georgette
Georgette Ely, 81, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away Monday night, June 4, 2007 at Presbyterian hospital in the company of family and friends. Born in Golf Juan, France, she remained in southern France until moving to Taos in February 1954 with her husband, Wolcott. A long-time resident of Taos, Georgette owned and/or managed several businesses there, including The Hummingbird Shop, The Americas, Gallery A, and Millicent Rogers Museum Store. She was a talented weaver, seamstress and a prominent member of the art community. She enjoyed learning about and documenting all types of modern and historical art. In 1985, she moved to Albuquerque to be closer to her children and grandchildren. After suffering a stroke in September 2002, Georgette became a member of the Albuquerque Stroke Club. Georgette was preceded in death by her father and mother, Benjamin and Jeanette Delenne; her brother, Jean Delenne; and her former husband and friend, Wolcott Ely. She is survived by her daughter, Dora Ely Randall and husband, Jeff Randall; daughter, Nanette Ely-Davies and partner, Frank Horner along with their children, Ashleigh and Charles Davies and Joel Horner. Friends are encouraged to come and share stories of Georgette's life at a visitation and informal reception Saturday, June 9, 2007, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. Another memorial is being planned for later this month or early in July in Taos. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Albuquerque Stroke Club, 5850 Eubank NE, Suite B-49-240, Albuquerque, NM 87111 or the Animal Humane Association of NM, 615 Virginia SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 ABQ Journal June 09, 2007

Enright, Patrick Gearin
Patrick Gearin Enright (Pat) died April 2, 1999 at the age of 59. Pat is survived by his two daughters, Elise and Shannon Enright and his son-in-law, Robert Smith of Albuquerque; his brother and sister-in-law, David and Joe Enright of Dallas, TX; and his sister, Jo Ellen, also from Dallas, TX. Pat spent most of his life as a writer and as a lover of sports. Most of Pat's greatest memories came from his years of playing golf and softball in Taos. Most notably was the Pat Enright Golf Invitational. In lieu of flowers or donations, his daughters ask only that you remember a funny story about Pat and share your story in a letter to them. The address is 1613 Inez Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Pat brought a lot of laughter to people's lives over the years and he will be missed greatly. Aspen Funeral Alternatives, 1935 Juan Tabo NE. ABQ Journal April 11, 1999

Ensinias, Erinea P.
Erinea P. Ensinias From Garcia, NM died at her residence 20 April 1909. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Eres, Robert
Robert Eres, 63, of Ranchos de Taos passed away on August 11, 2006. He is survived by his daughter, Melisa Cortez (Michael) and other relatives. A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 16, 2006 at the Good New Fellowship Church at 6 PM.

Erwin, Ransome W.
Ransome W. Erwin died at the age of 93 on November 26, 2005. He and his wife, Barbara, were Taos residents since 1959. "Woody" was born in Ada, Oklahoma in 1912. He graduated from Oklahoma A & M University with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He worked in the oil and gas industry obtaining several patents during his career. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Taos Lions Club. He is survived by his daughter, Jan Dorris of Taos and grandsons, Eric Dorris of Steamboat Springs, CO and Tom Dorris of Ft. Worth, TX. A memorial service will be held in Santa Anna, TX for both Barbara and Woody. Expressions of sympathy may be in the form of donations to the Stray Hearts Animal Shelter.

Escobar, Carmen
Carmen Escobar August 16, 1923 - June 26, 2005 Carmen Escobar a resident of Espaņola passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2005. She was born in Pojoaque, New Mexico on August 16, 1923. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ross Salazar; step-daughter, Eva Ahlborn; half sisters and brother: Theresa Valdez, Libradita Roybal and Ben Roybal. She is survived by her son, David Salazar and wife Karen of Santa Fe; sister, Delia Trujillo of El Rancho; half sisters: Orlinda Gallegos and Lita Garcia. step-sons and daughter: Ross Salazar and wife Connie of San Francisco, Regino Salazar of Espaņola, Frances Guillen and husband Elmer of Espaņola and Dennis Salazar and companion Angie; grandchildren: Michelle Brooks and husband Alex of Las Angeles, CA, Bianca Salazar of Olympia, WA; and numerous other grandchildren and great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. A rosary will be recited on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of Block-Salazar Mortuary. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Espaņola. Interment will follow at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Cemetery in Espaņola. The Rivera Family of Block-Salazar Mortuary is providing the family of Carmen Escobar with care and professional services. 505-753-2288 or 1-800-443-4854 Born: August 16, 1923 Place of Birth: Pojoaque, New Mexico Death: June 26, 2005 Place of Death: Espaņola, New Mexico

Espinosa, Octaviano
Octaviano Espinosa age 52 of Cimarron, NM. died 6 Dec 1909 at 3:00 PM. Survived by Wife Antonia de Espinosa and sons Melaquias and Juanito Espinosa. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Espinoza, Elevinio
Elevinio Espinoza, 58, of Albuquerque and formerly of Valdez passed away on July 02, 2006. He is preceded in death by his parents, Marcos and Clorinda Espinoza and brother, Manuel Espinoza. He is survived by his brothers and sisters, Elias Espinoza (Connie), Eloy Espinoza (Marcella), Archie Espinoza, Dolores Pacheco, Estella Casias, many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Rosaries were recited on July 04, 2006 at Rivera Chapel in Taos and on July 05, 2006 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Arroyo Seco. Funeral mass was held on July 06, 2006 at San Antonio Catholic Church in Valdez. Interment was held at San Antonio Cemetery in Valdez.

Espinoza, Frances
January 14, 2007 Frances Espinoza, 55, of Los Cordovas passed away on January 14, 2007. She is preceded in death by her twin sons, Peter & Paul Espinoza, father, Albert Padilla, sisters and brothers, Mary Alice Padilla, Stella Ridaman, Dorothy, Ladencio and Henry Padilla. She is survived by her husband, Billy Espinoza, children, William Espinoza (Beverly), Margaret Espinoza (Eltin), Lorenzo Espinoza, six grandchildren, nephews she raised, Leroy Padilla (Sharon) and Michael Padilla (Trish), brother, Alex Padilla and sister, Mary Ann Padilla, other relatives and friends. Rosary will be recited on Friday, January 19, 2007 at 7 PM at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church. Funeral mass will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2007 at 10 AM at San Francisco de Asis Church.

Espinoza, Gilberto
Gilberto Espinoza passed away on June 02, 2006. He is preceded in death by his caretaker, Roberto Martinez. He is survived by his sister, Rafelita Duran of Pueblo, CO. Rosary was recited on Sunday, June 04, 2006 at Rivera Chapel. Graveside service was held on Monday, June 05, 2006 at Las Cruces Cemetery.

Espinoza, Veroniz G.
Veroniz G. Espinoza, 93, of Questa died Friday, 3-24-2000. She is survived by her children Tony Espinoza, Carla Veronin, Gus Espinoza, Magdalena Edmonson, Sylvia Gallegos, Estella Baca, and Frances McCarthy; sisters Manuelita Rael, and Elviria Cisneros. A rosary will be recited at 5 p.m. today at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Questa. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the same church. Burial will follow at the El Pueblito Cemetery. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home, Taos. (The preceding obituary was extracted from The Albuquerque Journal, March 28, 2000)

Esquibel, Eileen Roybal
Eileen Roybal Esquibel Jul. 13, 1966 Penasco - May 9, 2004 Penasco Loving Daughter of Flora & Andronico Roybal was so tragically taken from us too soon. Along with her beautiful Daughter Andronica they were murdered on Mother's Day. She was preceded in death by her mother, Flora Roybal; and sister-in-law, Valerie A. Roybal. She is survived by her father, Andronico Roybal; brother, Ivan Roybal; half brothers and sisters, Joe R. Roybal and wife Lydia and Juanita Roybal and husband Carpio, all of Peņasco, Rosie Medina and husband Obed of Vadito, Virginia Lopez of Taos; and many other relatives and friends. She was a loud, fun-loving person, who was loved by all who knew her.  Burial: Andronica Roybal Family Cemetery.

Esquibel, Manuelita
Manuelita Esquibel, 81, of Taos died Wednesday, 3-15-2000, in Taos. She retired from the Taos Municipal School District after 29 years. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, the Taos Historical Society, the American Association of Retired Persons and Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rosabel Mares-Esquibel and Jose Maria-Esquibel; brothers, Eloy Esquibel and Robert Esquibel; and cousin, Arthur Liebert. She is survived her cousins, Robert Liebert and wife Josephine of Santa Fe, Cora Santistevan of Bernalillo; Alice Candelaria, Oclides Smith and Ruby Bullock and husband Don, all of Tooele, Utah; Bill Mares and wife Audrey of Prescott, Ariz., J.B. Mares and wife Lenas of Santa Fe, Amado Mares and wife Gloria of Taos, Jennifer Liebert-Mascarenas of Tooele, Utah, and Julia Vargas and husband Gilbert of Taos; sisters-in-law, Erma Esquibel of Taos and Mary Esquibel also of Taos. A rosary will be recited 7 p.m. today at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday at the same church. Burial of remains will follow at an undetermined date. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home, Taos.(The preceding obituary was extracted from The Albuquerque Journal, March 17, 2000)

Estrada, Rocio Neftaly Perez
Rocio Neftaly Perez Estrada, dies; By The Taos News Oct. 12, 2001 Rocio Neftaly Perez Estrada, daughter of Luis and Guadalupe Perez of Mexico, passed away Thursday 10-11-2001. She was 6. Rosary was recited Thursday and funeral mass today (Oct. 11) at San Francisco de Assis Catholic Church, with interment at Llano Quemado Cemetery.

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