Taos County, New Mexico
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Gaitan, Martha
Martha Gaitan age 13, resident of Taos died March 9, 1968 in Albuquerque, NM.Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gaitan of Taos,NM and Lompac, Calif.Survivors also include brothers Freddie and Paul Gaitan; Sister Louisa Martinez; Uncle David Gaitan; Grandparents Mrs. Elena Lucero and Mr. & Mrs. Paul Gaitan Sr., and great grandmother Andretta Brito. Taos News March 21,1968 3. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Gallegos, Asencion
Asencion Gallegos – Age 81   a resident of Vallecitos passed away on Saturday, July 31, 2010.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Jose Leandro Gallegos; her parents:  Mr. Jose Librado Garcia and Mrs. Carmelita Archuleta-Garcia; a daughter, Rebecca Gallegos; two sons:  Patricio and Julian Gallegos; a grandson, Margarito Medina; and three brothers:  Joe, Tony and Pete Garcia.  Mrs. Leandro Gallegos was a licensed midwife for over 30 years.  During those 30 years, she consulted with Dr. Leonard Akes in regards to her midwifery patients.  She also worked for five years as a cook for the Mesa Vista Consolidated School District.  Many people may remember Asencion to be an excellent masseuse (sobadora).  As a youngster and adult, she labored as a Migrant Farm Worker always expressing how strenuous a job that was.  She is survived by her daughter, Theresa Medina and husband Steve of Sanford, CO; son, Johnny Gallegos and wife Shada of Grants, NM; daughter, Dolores Lopez and husband Robert of Española, NM; daughter, Patricia Gallegos of Ojo Caliente, NM; daughter-in-law, Julie Gallegos of Ojo Caliente, NM; daughter, Elaine Archuleta and husband Rudy of El Rito, NM; daughter, Margaret Alire and husband Donald of Vallecitos, NM; son, Richard Gallegos and wife Daniella of Tierra Azul, NM and son, Robert Gallegos and companion Gabriel Ortega of Rio Rancho, NM; 33 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.  Public visitation will be held on Monday, August 2, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m.  A second rosary will be recited on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the Nuestra Señora de Dolores Catholic Church in Vallecitos.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the Nuestra Señora de Dolores Catholic Church in Vallecitos.  Burial will follow at the Vallecitos Community Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers will be her grandchildren:  Steve, Leon and Erica Medina, John Dean, Joey and James Gallegos, Robert Lopez, Christopher Archuleta, Gary, Leandro and Daniel Gallegos, Julian Gallegos, Dominic, Javier and Santiago Archuleta, Alex Griego, Jared, Miguel, Jonathan and Brandon Alire, Jason Gallegos, Jennifer, Frances and Estrella, Kimberly, Jerralynn, Anita, Rebecca, Felicia, Sasha, Estrella and Brittany.  The family of Asencion Gallegos has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley.

Gallegos, Celina B.
Celina B. Gallegos, age 71, a former resident of La Madera died Monday, September 22, 2003 in Albuquerque. She was born on May 11, 1932 in Taos, NM; daughter of Serafin and Rosario Brito. She married Jose Delio Gallegos on January 18, 1949 and had six children. Celina was a former postmaster in La Madera and along with her husband, owned and operated La Madera and was an Auxiliary at the Morada of Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe in La Madera. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose Delio Gallegos; brother, Antonio "Tony": Brito; and sister, Lydia Lemos; parents, Serafin and Rosario Brito; great-granddaughter, Gabriela. She is survived by six children, Jane Garcia and husband, David, Jerry Gallegos and wife, Prescilla, Joseph Gallegos and wife, Carolyn, Charles Gallegos and wife, Anita, Charlene Trujillo and husband, Mariano, Annette Trujillo and companion, Manuel Garcia. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She is survived by brothers, Clifford Brito and wife, Emily, Rudy Brito and wife, Bessie, and Bernie Brito and wife, Emily. She is also survived by special cousins and caregivers, Marina and Johnny Trujillo and family. She also had many other relatives and friends. She was raised as a newborn by her aunt, Tina Duran, deceased, and was blessed with other brothers, and sisters, Bernie, Bob, Lorraine, Lilly, Alicia and Teresa. She was also raised with cousins, Fred and Jake Brito, deceased. Other survivors include brothers, and sisters-in-law, Simon, Eleuterio, Esther, Fabiola, David and Ernest Gallegos. A Rosary will be recited on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home. A second Rosary will be recited on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. at the La Morada in La Madera. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, September 25, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at the La Morada in La Madera with interment to follow at 2:30 p.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. The follow will be serving as pallbearers, Kenny Eljuri, Chris Gallegos, Ronnie Gallegos, Greg Gallegos, Alan Garcia and Jason Trujillo. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 531 Harkle Rd. Suite B., Santa Fe, NM 87505, 505-988-5544. The family of Celina B. Gallegos has entrusted her funeral arrangements to DeVargas Funeral Home of the Espanola Valley. 505-747-7477 or toll free 877-747-3600. ABQ Journal Wed September 24, 2003

Gallegos, Cora M.
Cora M. Gallegos, 83 Amalia, New Mexico passed away on August 1, 2010 in Alamosa, Colorado.  She was born December 31, 1926 in Amalia to Ventura and Rebecca Maes.  She was married to her loving husband Rudolph Gallegos. Cora was a School teacher in Questa for many years. She is preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers; Ben and Antonio Maes, Cora is survived by her husband Rudolph, one son; Wayne (Lola) Gallegos, two grandchildren; Derik (Erica) Gallegos, Ozelle Gallegos, three sisters; Sylvia Maes, Jean (Jose) Duran, and Margie Maes. A rosary was held Wednesday August 4, 2010 at 6:00 PM at Sacred Heart Church in Costilla. Funeral Mass was on Thursday August 5, 2010 at 10:00 AM at the Sacred Heart Church in Costilla with the burial at the Amalia Cemetery. Arrangements were made with Weylen's Funeral Home in San Pablo, Colorado

Gallegos, Feliberto
Feliberto Gallegos, 91, died after a short illness on Saturday, March 3, 2007 in Albuquerque. He was born March 10, 1916 the son of Eliseo Manuel and Petria Gonzales Gallegos in Roy, New Mexico. Feliberto went on to live a very fruitful life. From life on the family ranch in De Haven, New Mexico to school in Raton and work at the Highway Department in Springer. He was always up to a challenge to the point of being one of the first from northern New Mexico to obtain his pilots license. When World War II broke out, Feliberto enlisted in the Navy and was assigned to a submarine tender stationed out of New York. He took a brief hiatus from service to marry the love of his life for 62 years, Lucille Ortiz, who joined him in New York. His life from this point on included his honorable discharge from the service and the beginning of business adventures that continued up to and until his death. Feliberto returned to New Mexico after the war and in the 50's, opened a timber mill operation in Taos, NM. The operation expanded to Albuquerque with the opening of O.K. Lumber Inc. later to become ABC Lumber & Hardware and then Paint Pot of NM. Feliberto, along with his wife and business partner, for a short period also owned the Embassy Nightclub in Tijeras Canyon and would bring in acts from Hollywood to perform. The family business changed with the times and from lumber and hardware it also included rental and commercial property acquisitions many of which are still active today. Feliberto returned to work for the State Department of Human Services in the 80's and eventually semi-retired remaining active in the family business. During this time Feliberto and his wife raised four children and made many friends. Theirs was the kind of marriage people aspire to; inseparable best friends who enjoyed each other's company, entirely devoted to each other and their children and grandchildren. Feliberto was also very active in politics, community service and the church. His speaking skills were exceptional and served him well in all of his endeavors. He augmented those skills with a very active participation in Toastmasters of NM. Though health problems plagued him for many of his last years, Feliberto remained a focused and dynamic individual who continued to move forward in spite of the obstacles placed before him. Feliberto was preceded in death by his daughter, Olivia Juarez. He is survived by his loving wife Lucille; daughter, Yolanda Sanchez; sons, Phillip Gallegos, and Anthony Gallegos and wife Barbara; grandchildren, Michael Sanchez, Joshua, David, Ashley and Paige Gallegos, and Justin and Cameron Gallegos. The Rosary will be recited on Wednesday, March 7, 2007 at 7:00 PM in the Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services, Sara Rd. at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho. The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on Thursday, March 8, 2007 at 11:00 AM at the San Ysidro Catholic Church in Corrales with Fr. James L. Vance as the celebrant. Interment will follow in Vista Verde Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Michael Sanchez, Joshua Gallegos, David Martinez, Gilbert Gallegos, Mike Gonzales, and Bill Bowen. Honorary Pallbearers are Ashley, Paige, Justin and Cameron Gallegos. Arrangements by Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Rd. Rio Rancho, New Mexico 892-9920  ABQ Journal March 07, 2007

Gallegos, Jose Marcial
Jose Marcial Gallegos age 64 years and 13 days of Mora, NM. died at his residence 30 April 1909.He was born in the plaza of Santa Gertrudes Mora in 1844. Son of Gaspar Antonio Gallegos and Juana Catarina H. de Gallegos among the first settlers of the Mora valley. Survivors include his wife Encarnacion V. de Gallegos; Children Jose G. Gallegos, Tomasita T. de Gallegos wife of Seledon Trujillo, Esquipula, Julian, Prudencia L. de Gallegos Wife of Jose Dela Luz Lujan, Gaspar A. Gallegos and Porfiria T. de Gallegos wife of Juan Trujillo. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Gallegos, Modesta G.
Modesta G. Gallegos, 80, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 9, 2006. She was born in Taos, NM, the youngest of nine children, to Irene and Epifanio Garcia on September 24, 1925. Mrs. Gallegos was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers and sisters; and an infant son, Phillip. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 64 years, Ben Gallegos; her five children: Ben Ronald Gallegos and wife, Reena of Los Lunas; Charles LeRoy Gallegos and wife, Mary Louise of Pagosa Springs, CO; Rita Gallegos Logan and husband, Mike of Los Chavez; Patricia G. D'Angelo and husband, Mark of Albuquerque; Phillip A. Gallegos and longtime companion, Rudy Archibeque of Edgewood; ten grandchildren: Greg Gallegos and wife, Dolores of Pagosa Springs, CO; Melissa G. Ybarra and husband, Tony of Albuquerque; Pamela Machac and husband, Gerald, of Albuquerque; Fred Gallegos and wife, Anna of Albuquerque; Jason D'Angelo, Adam D'Angelo, Juliet D'Angelo, and Trisha Modestine D'Angelo, all of Albuquerque; Derek Logan and fiancee, Faith of Belen, Shanna Therese Logan of Los Chavez; and nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Adelina G. Romero and Irene G. Rosales, both of Albuquerque; numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, friends, and life-long friend, Max Lucero and wife, Vi of Rio Rancho. Rosary will be recited on Tuesday, July 11, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Anne's Catholic Church, 1400 Arenal SW. Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 at 9:00 a.m., also at St. Anne's Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery, 1501 Guadalupe, Santa Fe, NM at 2:30 p.m. Pallbearers will be Greg Gallegos, Fred Gallegos, Jason D'Angelo, Adam D'Angelo, Derek Logan, Matthew Gallegos, and Michael Gallegos. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333  ABQ Journal Tue July 11, 2006

Gallegos, Joseph
Joseph Gallegos, "Jo Jo," 41, of Ojo Caliente and formerly of Española, died Friday, 12-17-2000, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Rose Gallegos; and grandmother, Amada Garcia. He is survived by his daughters Melanie Jo Gallegos, and Maria Elena Gallegos, both of Española, Hilary Jo Gallegos, and Rosa Gallegos, both of Gallina; son, Joseph Gallegos Jr. of Medanales; fiancee, Yvette Maestas of Ojo Caliente; sisters, Clarissa Archuleta and husband Felipe of Española, Norma Jo Martinez and husband Robert of Las Vegas, N.M., and Jessica Valdez of Santa Fe; grandchildren Victoria and Nicolas Kaye, and Eric Herrera Jr., all of Española; stepchildren, Keegan Maestas, and Tyler Rose Vargas; and numerous other relatives and friends. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at the DeVargas Funeral Home in Española. Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at La Iglesia de Santa Cruz de la Cañada, time pending. Burial will follow at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Santa Cruz. DeVargas Funeral Home, Española. (The preceding obituary was extracted from the Albuqerque Journal, November 21, 2000)

Gallegos, Joseph L.
Joseph L. Gallegos, 39 Questa – Spc. Joseph L. Gallegos, 39, of Questa, N.M., passed away Oct. 28, 2009 in Tallil, Iraq,  He was assigned to the 720th Transportation Company, New Mexico Army National Guard, in Las Vegas, N.M.  Joey served in the US ARMY with the 4th Infantry Division, 204th Forward Support Battalion as a track vehicle repairer. He was awarded Special Army Commendation Medals  (1997-2001) and Army Achievement Medals (1998, 1999). Memorial Services Rosary was Friday November 6 at 6:00 pm at Questa High School Gym. Funeral mass was held Saturday November 7 at 10:00 am at the Questa High School Gym with burial at the El Pueblito Cemetery.

Gallegos, Richard
Richard Gallegos, 35 of Ojo Caliente died Friday, 2-9-2001. He was preceded in death by his sister, Arlene Gallegos; paternal grandparents Juan Gallegos Sr., and Maria Inez Gallegos; and maternal grandparents, Navor Gurule and Amalia Gurule. He is survived by his parents, Ninfa Gallegos of Ojo Caliente, and Johnny Gallegos Jr. of Las Tablas; fiancee, Sara Peña of Servilletta; sisters Mary and husband Ray Terrazas of Ojo Caliente, and Jennie and husband Neddie Tena of Ojo Caliente; children Richard Jr., Chasity, Angelica, Darrius, and James; nephew who was like a brother, Nelson Terrazas; other nephews Neddie Tena Jr., and Ray Terrazas Jr., who was also his godson; goddaughter, Joylynn Sisneros; special aunt, Cordy Sisneros and companion Enrique Parras and her four children, all of Vallecitos; Dorothy and husband Robert Bernal of Santa Fe, Felipe Gurule and companion Judy Peña of Minturn, Colo., Tony Gurule and wife Velma of Albuquerque, Rosa and husband Franciso Henderson of Albuquerque, Nerio Gurule and wife Alice of El Rito, Manuelita Jaramillo and husband Antonio Sr. of Albuquerque, Timmy Gurule and wife Noemi of Milan, Johnny Roybal of Santa Fe, Prescilla and husband Floyd Baldonado of El Rito, Theresa Schmitt of Fullerton, Calif., and Cynthia Martinez of Littleton, Colo.; godparents Elovida Martinez of Colorado, and Rudy Martinez of Colorado; mother-in-law, Carmelita Trujillo of Chimay¢; sister-in-law, Donna Martinez of Chimay¢; and numerous other relatives and friends. Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. today at the San Gonzago Catholic Church in Las Tablas. Burial will follow at the Las Tablas Cemetery. DeVargas Funeral Home, Española. (The preceding obituary was extracted from The Albuquerque Journal, February 13, 2001)

Gallegos, Richard
Richard "Chico Bear" Gallegos, 75, passed away on January 06, 2006 at Taos Living Center where he was recovering from complications of surgery. He was preceded in death by his wife, Magdelena, brother, Manuel and sisters, Delfinia and Mary. Richard and wife, Magdelena were blessed with three children, son, George Gallegos of Albuquerque, daughters, Antonio Gallegos of Denver, CO and Roberta "Bobby" Smith and husband, Dale of Las Vegas, five grandchildren, Alicia Parker and husband, Jermaine of Carson City, NV, Carlos Gallegos and wife, Monica, Jacob Gallegos and Wife, Shantelle, both of Raton, NM, Christopher Gallegos and wife Jolyn and Joseph Smith all of Las Vegas, NM, five great grandchildren, Jordan of Springer, Shania, Devena and Destiny Gallegos all of Raton, NM and Erich Parker of Carson City, NV. He is also survived by his brother, Meltion and sisters, Frutosa Rascon, Seferina Baldanado, Mitilda Raelas as well as numerous nieces and nephews, special friends of the family, Annie Nordman and Velma Crawford. Service was held on January 11, 2006 at Jubille Church in Springer. Honorary pallbearers were his grandchildren, Carlos, Jacob, Christopher, Joseph, Jordan and baby Erich.

Gallegos, Sammy
Sammy Gallegos age 15, Resident of Costilla,NM. died in a motor vehicle accident. Taos News Oct 16,1967. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Gallegos, Santiago
Santiago Gallegos age 53 of Talpa, NM. died at his residence 5 April 1909. Survivors Wife Margarita Martinez, 4 sons and 3 daughter name not listed.Buried in the Talpa New Mexico Catholic Cemetery. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Galles, Herbert Lee Jr.
, 95, passed away March 19, 2007. A lifetime resident of Albuquerque, Mr. Galles was preceded in death by his loving wife of almost 70 years, Fern. He is survived by his children, Lee Galles, of Albuquerque, Judi Friday and husband Larry, of Taos, NM, Rick Galles and wife Tina of Albuquerque and Karen Mische and husband Lynd, of Overland Park, KS. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. At the time of his passing, Mr. Galles was Chairman of the Board of Galles Motor company, in business since 1908. In 1959, he was named President of the National Automobile Dealers Association, and was originator and Chairman of the Dealer Election Action Committee and was inducted into the U.S. Automotive Hall of Fame. He was instrumental in the creation of the "Monroney" sticker law for honest price disclosure and was named Dealer of the Year by Time Magazine. Herbert, or "Hickum," as he was known by friends and family, enjoyed a lifetime career of service to his family, his employees, his industry and his state. Mr. Galles was inducted into the New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame, and was a former President of the UNM Lobo Club. He was Chairman of the committee originally responsible for building the Albuquerque Sports Stadium, as well as Chairman of the Board of PNM and of the Bank of New Mexico. He was a member of the Ballut Abyad Shrine Club, the Royal Order of Jesters, St. John's Episcopal Cathedral and Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He was a 32nd Degree Mason. Past President of the Albuquerque Community Chest, Mr. Galles was also Past President of the Western Shrine Association and Kiwanis Association. He was awarded the Zimmerman award by UNM, and was a lifetime member of the UNM Boosters Club and the Varsity Letterman's Club. Mr. Galles' love of life was evidenced by his recovery from a recent stroke, his desire to continue working and his pride in attending Lobo home football games. There were no gray areas in Hickum's life - he never compromised character, honesty or a job well done. Respected by his competitors and manufacturers alike, in terms of character and serenity, he was remarkable in every sense of the word. He was a great man, and treated everyone he met with friendship and dignity. Rumor has it that Hickum met his wife, Fern, at a football game in 1934, after a rare win over the University of Arizona. He was truly loved by his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family and friends. Viewing and visitation will be held Wednesday, March 21, at Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave. SE from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Services will be held Thursday, March 22, at St. John's Cathedral, 4th & Silver, at 10:30 a.m., with a private internment to follow. Pallbearers will include his grandsons, Herbert "Bo" Galles, Jamie Galles, Tim Galles and Steve Mische, as well as long-time employees Al Coleman and Joe Heine. Honorary pallbearers include John Bundrant, Sid Cutter, Sen. Pete V. Domenici, Dr. William O. Edwards, Joe Garcia, Jerry Geist, Dr. Thomas A. Hayes, Gov. Bruce King, Tom Lang, Ray Reese, Hon. Robert P. Scott, Bobby Unser and Neil Weaver. ABQ Journal March 21, 2007

Galles, Herbert Lee III
Herbert Lee. Friday evening, June 1, Herbert Lee Galles III, "Lee", passed away quietly and comfortably. Lee's surviving family includes five children, with eldest daughter, Terri Galles Bryan and her son, Lincoln Stanfield, of Albuquerque, Tracee Galles Dezzutti and her husband, Robert Dezzutti, with children Nicole and Jonathan Dezzutti of San Marino, California, Tim Galles and wife, Nell Galles, with daughter Leilani Mae Galles of Royal Oak, Michigan, Amy Galles of Richmond Virginia, and youngest son, Herbert Louis Galles IV, "Bo", of Albuquerque. Lee also cherished siblings Judi Friday of Taos, NM, Karen Mische of Overland Park, Kansas, and brother, Rick Galles of Albuquerque. With many friends and devotion to the Albuquerque cultural and economic community, Lee was also blessed with friends, colleagues, and a large close-knit family featuring 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren surviving Lee's recently passed father, Herbert Louis Galles "Hickum", in March 2007, and his beloved mother, Fern Galles "Gigi", deceased February 2001. Lee was married to Glynelle Hubbard Galles of Albuquerque and Leah Galles Fromer living in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Lee wrote 15 books focused on the topic of automotive advertising. The works were firsts of their kind and carried religiously by dealers and advertising agencies across the country through the 1970's to the present. He was the only businessperson named Adman of the Year and Dealer of the Year at the same time by the National Automotive Dealer Association. Time magazine also named Lee as one of their Dealers of The Year, and Adweek magazine recognized Lee as one of the 10 most influential advertising professionals of the 1980's. Lee was devoted to the growth of Albuquerque and its cultural and economic vitality. Much of his community efforts were focused on The University of New Mexico. He was a UNM Lobo through and through. During his own years at UNM, he was a letterman on the baseball team and a proud member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. He served as President of the Lobo Club, conducted the New Look campaign for stadium improvements, and worked tirelessly to raise funds for recruitment and to help develop community support for the team's objectives by soliciting more booster involvement. On Fall Saturdays, he could always be found cheering on his beloved Lobos with his father and brother. For UNM, Lee also represented UNM College of Arts and Sciences with its Million Dollar fund-raiser, "Make it to the Plus Side." Galles taught Marketing 405 at the Anderson School of Business, lectured boundlessly at automotive and marketing seminars, universities, and spent two years consulting auto dealers and TV stations in Australia and Canada. For Albuquerque, Galles brought the famous radio personality, Paul Harvey, to the city to benefit the George Maloof Cancer Drive and was on the executive committee of the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, Better Business Bureau, and Charter Revision committee, which made Albuquerque a city with a mayor and city council. Lee served two terms as President of NM Auto Dealers Association, six years as NADA Director, worked with Ralph Nadar on Dealer Government Relations, was named Cadillac Master Dealer the first year it was established, was the largest Oldsmobile dealer in the Pacific Region for 10 straight years, served on the Cadillac National Dealer Advisory Board, and conducted over 300 advertising seminars in all 50 states plus France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Canada, and Australia. Galles started the first "non-Madison Avenue" agency to secure a national General Motors accounts, Buick and GMC. Cutting a new path for businesses outside of traditional circles, Lee was integral to the successes of the 1984 Olympic Games held in Los Angeles. Working with admired Peter Ueberroth and Buick, Lee helped the Los Angeles Games become the first profitable Olympics ever. Based on his stellar relationship with General Motors, Lee also developed a 20-year relationship with the NFL and Super Bowl. Galles launched Hummer national advertising in 1992 and won Sports Illustrated's first place for a multi-media ad campaign. After starting revolutionary Albuquerque-based advertising agency, Competitive Edge, and Sunrise Film Productions, with offices throughout the United States and Australia, Lee derived a great sense of pride from former colleagues and Competitive Edge employees who successfully opened their own agencies founded on his initial principals of cost-efficient and effective automotive advertising and merchandising. Lee was also the recipient of The Silver Medal Award from the New Mexico Advertising Federation, honoring lifetime achievement. After spending a life devoted to his community's growth, health, and to the advertising, creative, and automotive industries, Galles often stated he was proud of all of his children for cutting their own paths and successful careers. Daughter, Terri Galles Bryan, and son, Tim Galles, have both received countless national marketing, advertising, public relations, and creative awards in his wake. Daughter, Tracee Dezzutti, attended USC Business School and the well-known Culinary Institute of America in New York and contributes significantly to charitable development in the Los Angeles area; Daughter, Amy Galles, was accepted into the fashion design program at Virginia Commonwealth University, and son, Bo Galles, recently pledged SAE and attends UNM while employed as a salesman at Galles Chevrolet. Lee Galles was a graduate of Highland High School, New Mexico Military Institute, and UNM. He was a longtime member of St. John's Cathedral where he will receive funeral service. In support of New Mexico's children, their education and health, as well as substance abuse and family care, the Galles family wishes any kind donations to go to All Faiths Receiving Home, 1709 Moon St. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112, 505-271-0329. Attention: Gina Wilkie. The Galles family wishes to thank Lee's many family and friends who have shown loving and thoughtful support. Services will be held Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at The Episcopal Cathedral Church of St. John, with burial following at Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bobby Matteucci, Clyde McDonald, Jack Dailey, Bob Scott, Harry Chapman and Joe Perea. Friends may visit at French Mortuary University Blvd. Chapel, Tuesday, June 5, 2007 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333  ABQ Journal June 04, 2007

Galli, Clarence F.
Father Clarence F. Galli, was called home on August 5, 2010, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dominic Galli was born on November 5, 1925 in Blossburg, New Mexico. He attended Swastika Elementary School and St. Patrick Academy High School in Raton, NM. He served with the United States Army Air Corps from August 1943 to November 1945 where he flew P38 Lockheed Fighters. He was also a longtime Albuquerque pilot. On January 18, 1946, he entered Lourdes Seminary in Albuquerque. He then attended Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary in Santa Fe and St. Thomas Seminary in Denver, Colorado. On May 21, 1953, he was ordained by Archbishop Edwin V. Byrne at St. Francis Cathedral in Santa Fe, New Mexico. On May 24, 1953, he celebrated his First Solemn Mass in Tome, New Mexico. His Parish Assignments since Ordination. June 22, 1953, Assistant Pastor, St. Rose of Lima, Santa Rosa; June 30, 1954, Assistant Pastor, St. Therese, Albuquerque; June 28, 1955, Administrator, St. Joseph, Mosquero; July 2, 1958, Pastor, San Francisco de Asis, Taos; June 17, 1962; Pastor, San Ignacio, Albuquerque; July 1, 1965, Pastor, St. Edwin, Albuquerque; January 15, 1977, Pastor, Immaculate Conception, Las Vegas; January 15, 1982, Pastor, St. Therese, Albuquerque; August 8, 1988, Pastor, Our Lady of Fatima, Albuquerque; October 1, 1996, Retired for 3 and 1/2 months; January 15, 1997, Pastor, San Ysidro, Corrales. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother; Father Robert Galli, sister; Marie Yob, and nephew; Vinco Yob Jr. Father Galli is survived by his nephews; David and Joe Yob, niece; Debbi Yob, cousins Sister Ann Pierre and Mary Lynn Roper and numerous extended family, friends and his church family. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, August 9th at 10:00am at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 4020 Lomas Boulevard, NE. Interment will be held on Tuesday, August 10th at 11:00am at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Raton, New Mexico. Pall bearers will be; Ted Flores, Mickey Toledo, Dave Gadomski, Tino Casaus, George Valdez and Deacon Jose Cervantes. Honorary pall bearers will be; David Yob, Joe Yob, Tom Adair, Dr. William Wengs, Dr. Charles Rasmussen, Paul Sciglibaglio, Gerard Lujan and Deacon Roger Ayers. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School, 4020 Lomas Boulevard, NE 87110 or St. Theresa's Catholic School at 311 Shropshire, NW, 87107 in Father Galli's name in lieu of flowers. A special thank you to Quadra Health; Dr. Charles Rasmussen, Dr. Pamela Black, Rob Spada and Kalani Brown. Also, home care assistance; Dorothy Crespin, Schlina Chavez, Paul Blair and Merced Silva and Amber Care Hospice; Lynn Nelson, Bill Wahl, Matthew Padilla, Joan Braunharat, Liz Racicot and Kevin Lofrese for the wonderful care they gave to Father Galli. For the special treatment Father Galli received, a very special thank you to Dr. William Wengs. Please share your condolences, sympathies and memories at www.danielsfuneral.com Father Galli's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Carlisle Chapel 3113 Carlisle NE Albuquerque, NM 87110 (505) 884-1188  ABQ Journal August 09, 2010

Galvan, Marcelo
Santos Ortiz has been sentenced by Silver City, NM District Court Judge Frank W. Parker to death, for having killed Marcelo Galvan from Hachita Grant County NM, on the 8th day of Sept 1909. He admitted killing Galvan and said it was at the request of and as a favor to Isabel Renteria who was also found guilty. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Galvez, Donald
Donald Galvez – Age 77  a resident of Ojo Caliente passed away on Friday, September 24, 2010.  He was preceded in death by his parents:  Francisco and Maria Galvez; daughter, Yolanda Galvez; granddaughter, Maggie Galvez; brothers-in-law:  Hipolito Chavez and Daniel Martinez; and Godchild, Andrew Suazo.  Mr. Galvez was a life member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ojo Caliente.  He was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict.  He enjoyed the outdoors and gardening.  He was a very humble man who loved his family and his many friends.  He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Theresa Galvez of Ojo Caliente; son, Matthew Galvez and companion Mark Martinez of Albuquerque; 2 daughters:  Bernadette Galvez of Ojo Caliente and Melissa Galvez and companion Alex Valdez of Rio Rancho; granddaughter, Mariah Galvez of Ojo Caliente; 2 brothers:  Amadeo Galvez and wife Elizaida of Ojo Caliente and Lupe Galvez and wife Amelia of Albuquerque; 3 sisters:  Griselda Chavez of Española, Cristela Martinez of El Rito and Gilia Martinez and husband Joe of Ojo Caliente; Godchildren:  Beverly Ortega, Jynella Jaramillo, Patricia Cata, Kathleen Trujillo and Cornelio Lopez, Jr,; and numerous other relatives and friends.  Public visitation will be held on Monday, September 27, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ojo Caliente.  Burial will follow at 1:00 p.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery with the following serving as pallbearers:  Gary and Danny Martinez, Paul Chavez, Manuel Galvez, Paul Archuleta and Henry Griego.  Serving as honorary pallbearers will be:  Leonel Chacon, Johnny Martinez, Lalo Trejo, Rick Dzick, Urban Gutierrez and Ben Chacon.  The family of Donald Galvez has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley. 

Garcia, Alfred Jr.
ALFRED GARCIA JR., 48, a resident of Peñasco, passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2010 following a lengthy illness. He was preceded in death by his father, Alfredo B.Garcia Sr.; maternal grandparents, Victoriano and Estefanita Gonzales; paternal grandparents, Francisco and Teresa Garcia; uncles, Eustaquio and Michael Gonzales; cousins, Vangie and Dale Gonzales and nephew, Aiden Montalvo.  Alfred lived a very simple life. His whole life was his pride and joy, Chanelle. He enjoyed spending holidays with family and never forgot birthdays. Alfred made sure mom was always taken care of. Mr. Garcia is survived by his daughter, Chanelle Garcia of Peñasco; step-daughter, Erica Esquibel of Dixon; mother, Rose Garcia of Peñasco; brother, Johnny Garcia and wife Brenda of Rio Rancho, sister, Yolanda Esquibel and husband Joseph of Llano; brothers, David Gonzales and wife Loretta of Alcalde and Nathan Gonzales of Peñasco; God-son, Johnny Ray Garcia of Rio Rancho; God-daughters, Desiree Esquibel-Montalvo of Cordova and Dazlyn Gonzales of Peñasco, Nieces, Nephews and numerous other relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place. A rosary will be recited on Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the San Antonio de Padua Church in Peñasco. Memorial mass will be celebrated on Friday, October 22, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. also at the San Antonio de Padua Church in Peñasco. Honorary pallbearers named are, Johnny Garcia, David Gonzales, Nathan Gonzales, Tony Garcia, Joel Montalvo, Floyd Pacheco, Tim Lopez and Lucille Arguello. The family of Alfred Garcia Jr. has entrusted their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley.

Garcia, Amalia
Amalia Garcia December 24, 1911 - February 8, 2005 Amalia Garcia – Age 93 of Espanola, went to her eternal rest on February 8, 2005. Amalia was born and raised in Medenales, when she married she moved to Canjilon. She also spent 36 years of her life in Santa Fe. She has been a resident of Espanola during the past 4 years. Amalia is preceded in death by her parents; Thomas and Adelaida Vigil, her husband Tobias Garcia, a brother; Thomas Vigil Jr. and a great Granddaughter; Brianna Garcia. Mrs. Garcia was a loving Mother and Grandmother and is survived by her children; Jose "Chonque" Fidencio and wife Sally Garcia of Espanola, Mary Garcia of Albuquerque, Chris "J.J" Garcia of Espanola. Toby and wife Carmen Garcia of Espanola, a Granddaughter raised by her; Jennifer Genelle Chavez and husband Andrew of Alcalde, 10 other grandchildren and 10 Great Grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters; Olivar Vigil and wife Mary of El Rito, Victor Vigil of Utah, Eduvigen Martinez of Los Ojos, Lita Haines of Washington, Betty Howard of Texas and one sister in law; Clorinda Vigil of Santa Fe as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends who will miss her dearly. Serving the family as pallbearers are: James, Michael, Troy, Joe Jr., Randy, Rudy, Nelson, Jamie Patrick, Toby Jr. and Angel Garcia. Honorary Pallbearers are all the great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Rosary Services for Ms. Amalia Garcia will be recited on Thursday, February 10, 2005 at 7:00 PM at Block Salazar Mortuary in Espanola, NM. A Funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, February 11, 2005 at 11:00 am at La Iglesia de Santa Cruz de la Canada with Interment services following the mass at the Rosario Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM at 1:00 PM. The family of Amalia Garcia have entrusted the care of her arrangements to the Rivera family of Block Salazar Mortuary of the Espanola Valley, for further information please contact our office at 505-753-2288 or 1-800-4434854. Facts Born: December 24, 1911 Death: February 8, 2005

Garcia, Angelina
Angelina Garcia 50 - a resident of Española passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2006. She was born July 14, 1955. She was preceded in death by her parents: Gregorio and Donelia Garcia; four aunts and two uncles; Eufracia Vialpando who she loved dearly, Lydia Naranjo, Anita Martinez, Rosa Vialpando, Paz Vialpando, and Benito Vialpando; grandmother, Simodosea Vialpando who she loved dearly. May their souls rest in peace. She is survived by her brother, Tony Garcia of Albuquerque; sister, Diane Garcia of Española; nephew, Joseph Martinez, who she loved like her very own son; as well as numerous other relatives and friends. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at St. Vincent Cancer Center for all that they have done. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 10th, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ojo Caliente with burial to follow at the Ojo Caliente Cemetery. The family of Angelina Garcia has placed their trust in the Rivera family of Block-Salazar Mortuary of Espanola. 753-2288, toll free 800-443-4854

Garcia, Bernabe F.
Bernabe F. Garcia Sr., 92, of El Prado died Saturday, 1-8-2000. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marina Garcia. He is survived by his children Preciliana Garcia, Tita James and husband Nick, all of El Prado, and Bernie Garcia and wife Connie of Taos; five grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters Frank Garcia, Nefi Garcia and Lucy Martinez, all of Pueblo, Teodora 'Teddy' Struck of Taos and Eliseo Garcia of El Prado. Funeral services at 10 a.m. today at the Church of Latter Day Saints. Burial will follow at the Miera Cemetery. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home, Taos. The preceding obituary was extracted from The Albuquerque Journal, January 11, 2000)

Garcia, Cleofas T.
Cleofas T. Garcia passed away on May 25, 2007. She was born on November 13, 1917 to Tranquelino and Maria Trujillo in Taos, NM. Mass will be on Friday, June 1, 2007 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Therese with interment to follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to St. Vincent De Paul Society in care of St. Joseph on the Rio Grande, 5901 St. Joseph's Drive NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120. Funeral Services are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover Ave. SW 243-5222  ABQ Journal June 01, 2007

García, Cordilia
Cordilia García, 96, of Cerro, NM passed away on March 2, 2009 in Taos. She was the first born to Enriques and Emiliana Segura on September 2, 1912 in Cerro, NM. She was a member of the Guadalupanas, Sacred Heart League and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She is preceded in death by her husband Rufino García, two daughters; Julia García and Mary Montgomery, one son Juan R. García, and one grandson Brad Jaramillo, two brothers Abe Segura and Ross Segura and one sister Ida Casaus. Cordilia is survived by her children Isaac (Virginia), Dorothy (Bill), Grace (Benito), Eugene (Esther), Evangelene (Lawrence), 22 grandchildren 34 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren, three brothers; , Mike Segura, numerous nieces nephews, cousins and her adopted neighbor family, the Quintana's. A Rosary was held at 7:00 PM at Weylen's Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, March 5, 2009 and at 7:00 PM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Cerro on Friday, March 6, 2009. The Funeral Mass was held at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Cerro on Saturday, March 7, 2009 with interment to follow at Cerro Cemetery. Arrangements were made with Weylen's Funeral Home in Questa.

Garcia, Daniel
Daniel Garcia, 85, of El Prado passed away on July 27, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Helen Garcia, children, Daniel Garcia Jr., Melba Martinez (Bonifacio), Sylvia Herrera (Julio), Glenda Valdez (Juan) and Ted Garcia (Joy). He is also survived by eight grandchildren, six great grandchildren, sister, Eulogia Keck of Illinois, sister in law, Lesvia Rodriguez (Valentin), many nephews and nieces. Rosary was recited on Thursday, July 28, 2005 at Our Lady of the Guadalupe Catholic Church in Taos. Funeral mass was held on Friday, July 29, 2005 at Our Lady of the Guadalupe Catholic Church with interment to follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery.

Garcia, Delfina V. de
Delfina V. de Garcia age 19 years, 5 months and 16 days of Ranchos de Taos, NM. died at 4:00 PM. 16 April 1909 at her residence.She was the wife of Daniel Garcia, daughter of Francisco Vigil and Rafaelita M. de Vigil. She was born 25 Dec 1899. Rafaelita M. de Vigil died Jan 1907. Daniel Garcia and Delfina Vigil married 15 Aug 1906. She is also survived by a daughter Rafaelita Garcia 1 year old. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Garcia, Eligia M.
Eligia M. Garcia, 87, of Ranchos de Taos died Sunday, 10-22-2000. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Viola Garcia; sons, Gilbert Garcia, Michael Garcia, Francis Garcia and Tomas Garcia Jr.; grandson, Robert Garcia; granddaughter, Maryanne Garcia; and great-grandson, Mark Tafoya. She is survived by her children, Corrine Vargas and husband Ernesto of Taos, Esther Garcia of Ranchos de Taos, Rose Tafoya and husband Max of Talpa, Margaret Montoya and husband Atilano of El Prado, Leroy Garcia and wife Esther, and Gloria Garcia, all of Ranchos de Taos; 30 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Rose Marie Mondragon of Ranchos de Taos. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at the San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the same church. Burial will follow at the Jesus Nazareno Cemetery. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home, Taos. (The preceding obituary was extracted from The Albuquerque Journal, October 24, 2000)

Garcia, Eloisa
Eloisa Garcia, 66, of Arroyo Seco passed away on December 06, 2005. She is preceded in death by her father, Ambrosio Madrid and brother, Leo Madrid. She is survived by her husband, Cloro Garcia, children, Cleo Fernandez (Chris), Bobby Garcia (Angela), Rick Garcia (Carla), Matthew Garcia and mother, Maria de La Paz Madrid. She is also survived by grandchildren, Vicente, Eddie, Richard and Santos, sisters, Rose Martinez (Ruben), Elvira Garcia (Fidel), Olivia Rendon (George), brother, Frank Madrid (Mary), many nieces, nephews and other relatives. Rosary was recited on Friday, December 09, 2005 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Arroyo Seco. Funeral mass was held on Saturday, December 10, 2005 at Holy Trinity Church. Interment was held at Arroyo Seco Cemetery.

Garcia, Eloy L.
Eloy L. Garcia age 63 of Questa,NM. died at Holy Cross Hospital Taos, NM. Nov 30, 1968. He is survived by his wife Emelina Garcia; Sons Conrad, Gilbert, Nobert,and Lino Garcia. Daughters Mrs. Marcelina Vest, Mrs. Florence Rael and Mrs. Lorraine Duran; Sisters Mrs. Eulalia Garcia, Mrs. Olivama Romero and Mrs. Elsie Cardenes. Taos News Dec 12,1968 5 & Dec 19,1968 B 4. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Garcia, Emelina
Emelina Garcia, 95, of Questa passed away on Oct. 28, 2001. She is preceded in death by her husband, Eloy Garcia on Nov. 30, 1968, sons, Gaspar Garcia on Feb. 22, 1945, and Norbert Garcia on Aug. 6, 1986, daughter, Marcelina Vest on April 8, 1986, grandson Walter Vest on June 26, 1999, brothers Antonio Trujillo and Felimon Garcia and sister, Bersabe Romero. She is survived by her children, Lino E. Garcia (Viola H.) of Questa, Conrad M. Garcia (Emilia), Florence E. Rael (Felimon), Lorraine Duran (Nilo, who passed away on Dec. 2, 1988) Gilbert J. Garcia (Lorraine) and daughter-in-law, Ermelinda Garcia all of Questa. She is also survived by 31 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, sister Eulalia Garcia and Olivama Romero both of Questa, Elsie Cardenas of Santa Fe, sisters-in-law, Berlinda Trujillo and Odilia Garcia both of Questa, numerous nephews and nieces. Rosaries were recited on Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at Rivera Chapel and on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Questa. Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001, at St. Anthony Church. Interment was held at San Pedro Cemetery. Arrangements by Rivera Hanlon Funeral Home. (The preceding obituary was extractesd from The Taos News, November 1, 2001)

Garcia, Ernesto
Ernesto Garcia 1 year and 4 months of Costilla, NM died 22 May 1907 at 1:00 AM. Son of Evaristo Garcia. He died of the Fiebre (Fever). La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Garcia, Eufelia
Eufelia Garcia, age 95, of Santa Fe, NM entered eternal rest on Thursday, November 10, 2005. She was born November 5, 1910, in Taos, NM to Francisco M. Salazar and Catherine Cordova. Her joy in life was the Lord, Jesus, her beloved husband "Daddy", family, friends, her work and her ministries to the church and other people. She embraced the talents the Lord gave her with love and humility. She was greatly loved by all. Eufelia was a very active member of the Sacred Heart League at the Cathedral, Secular Franciscans since 1968, Catholic Daughters, and CoFradia de la Conquistadora. She worked at the State Capital during Governor Edwin L. Mechem administration. She was very well known for creating and designing Southwestern clothes, and worked many years for Bells in downtown Santa Fe and La Tienda; also retired from Sears. Eufelia was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Florentino "Tiny" Garcia; son, Florentino Tony Garcia; brother, Tony F. Salazar; and brother-in-law, Joe C. Garcia. She is survived by son, Thomas L. Garcia and wife, Bertha; daughter, Shirley G. Castillo and husband, Elias; sister-in-law, Bernie Garcia; grandsons, Michael Herrera and wife, Sandra, Vincent Herrera and wife, Agatha, Anthony Herrera, and Tom L. Garcia Jr.; granddaughters, Sonya Larabee and husband, Eric, Kathy Hightower and husband, Ed, and Joan Baca and husband, Glenn; step-grandson, Michael Castillo and wife, Ana, and Joseph Castillo; 18 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. Eufelia is also survived by beloved friends Irene Moya and Mary and Jose Gonzales. Visitation will be held Sunday, November 13, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. A Rosary will be recited, following the visitation at 2:00 p.m., at Berardinelli Family Funeral Service. A second Rosary will be recited Monday, November 14, 2005 at 2:00 p.m., also at Berardinelli. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at 9:00 a.m., on Tuesday, November 15, 2005. Burial will follow at Rosario Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, 1399 Luisa Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505 984-8600.  ABQ Journal Sat November 12, 2005

Garcia, Evaristo
Evaristo Garcia was killed by Juan de Dios Medina 1 Sept 1907 about 1:00 PM in the area of Costilla, NM. Garcia had just buried his son a month before. Medina shot Garcia twice in the back and one of the bullets went through his heart. Medina escaped to Colorado following the shooting.(The 18 Oct 1907 edition of La Revista de Taos news papers carries a notice that a reward of 200.00 dollars is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of Juan de Dios Medina). La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Garcia, Evaristo
Evaristo Garcia, age 100 years and five months, passed away at the home of his daughter in Rio Rancho on March 13, 1998. He was born in Cerro, New Mexico and was retired from the New Mexico State Game and Fish Dept. He was also a member of the SPMDTU. He was preceded in death by his wife, Luisita Garcia; and also his daughter, Orlinda Cardenas. He is survived by three daughters and one son, Mary Arellano of Questa, Lila Cerna and husband, Ben of Hesperia, CA, Eddie Garcia and wife, Dolores of Las Vegas, NV, and Bonnie Kegley and husband, Joe of Rio Rancho, NM; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; also numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary was recited on Saturday, March 14, 1998, and on Sunday, March 15, 1998 in Cerro, NM. Funeral mass was held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Cerro on March 16, 1998, followed by burial next to his wife at the Cerro Cemetery. Pallbearers were Tom Cardenas, Brent Kennedy, Robert Cerna, Edmund Garcia, Beto Herrera, Roman Cardenas, Ronnie Cardenas, Lonnie Cardenas, Danny Cerna. Eulogist was Jerry Ben Sanchez. Arrangements were entrusted to French's Funeral Home in Albuquerque and Rivera Funeral Home in Taos. ABQ Journal Sat March 21, 1998

Garcia, Fedelina C.
Fedelina C. Garcia, 88, of Taos died Saturday November 29, 2003. She was a longtime nurse's aide in Sidney, Neb., and moved back to Taos to be close to her family. She was an artist and participated in the Southwestern Display at the Smithsonian Institute. She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Garcia. She is survived by her son, Thomas Cruz of Las Colonias; and daughter, Ruth M. Cardenas of Crescent City, Calif. and many other relatives. Family services will be held at a later date. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. Journal North December 2, 2003

Garcia, Felipe
Felipe Garcia, age 85, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away Good Friday morning, April 6, 2007 at a local hospital. He was born March 16, 1922 in Taos, NM, to Cirilo and Lucia Garcia. He married Sally M. Coca on May 5, 1947 in Springer, NM. She preceded him in death on May 31, 1991 after 44 years of marriage. Mr. Garcia was a veteran of WWII, serving in the United States Army Company B, as a Technician Fourth Grade, in the 147th Infantry Division and serving in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre Philippine Liberation. He was stationed in Hawaii, Okinawa, and The Philippine Islands. He retired after 28 years from Philmont Scout Ranch, Cimarron, NM. He also worked at Winrock Center for 21 years. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and attended Los Volcanos Share Your Care day center. He is survived by his children, Felipe J. Garcia and wife, Laura, Irene F. Garcia-Glazener and husband, Wayne H. Glazener, Dean R. Garcia and Sally Ann Garcia, all of Albuquerque; seven grandsons and one granddaughter, Phillip Matthew Garcia, Adam Joseph Garcia, Benjamin Phillip Glazener, Jedidiah James Garcia-Glazener and wife, Corianne, Rory Oliver Garcia and his wife, Amanda, Elliott Franklin Garcia, Nicholas Vincent Torrez and Colleen Starla Torrez; great-grandchildren, Noah Benjamin Glazener and Aiden Nicholas Garcia; sisters, Virginia Cortez and her late husband, Jesse, Helen Garcia and husband, Adonago and Pauline Garcia and husband, Tiofilo; brothers, Gilbert Garcia and wife, Lillian and John Garcia and wife, Marie; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Garcia was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Espinoza and brother, Joe Garcia. Rosary will be recited Tuesday, April 10, 2007, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, April 11, 2007, 9:00 a.m., at St. Joseph on the Rio Grande, 5901 St. Joseph Dr. NW. Interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery, 1:00 p.m., with military honors. Pallbearers are his grandsons and honorary pallbearers are Ralph Armijo and Leonard Lawson. Friends may visit with the family Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. until Rosary. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE  ABQ Journal Mon April 09, 2007

Garcia, Fernando
Fernando "Ferna" Garcia, 53, a resident of El Rito and formerly of Hernandez passed away on Monday, February 8, 2010 following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his father, Tony Garcia; nephew, Patrick Martinez Jr.; father-in-law, Delfin Lopez Sr. Fernando worked at LANL as a mechanical technician for many years, at the Los Alamos Schools and with the forest service. He was very well known and a very loved man who loved being with his family. He loved the great outdoors and loved going to the mountains. He had a special place that he would go to at the ranch in Canjilon. He was a wonderful and loving man and will be greatly missed. He fought a long four year battle with cancer to which he suffered a lot of pain.  Mr. Garcia is survived by his wife, Brenda Garcia of El Rito; children, Tiffany Garcia of El Rito, Vanessa Garcia and companion Ray Martinez of Española and Cory Lewis and companion LeeAnn Maes of McCurdy; grandson, Zachary Lewis; granddaughter, Ashlynn Lewis; mother, Antonia Garcia of Hernandez; sisters, Rosita Martinez and husband Fidel of Hernandez, Jane Sandoval and husband George of Hernandez, Irene Romero and husband Lee of Truchas, Anita Espinoza and husband Gerald of El Llano, Vicky Martinez and companion Jesus and her daughter Daisy of Chili; brothers, Leroy Garcia and wife Linda of Hernandez, Isaac Garcia and wife Lucy of El Llano, Anthony Garcia and companion Ted of Albuquerque and Manuel Garcia and wife Elvia of Española; mother-in-law, Ignacita Lopez of El Rito; sisters-in-law, Margaret Lopez of El Rito, Karen Trujillo and husband Leonard of Tierra Azul, Mabel Ocaña and husband Paul of El Rito, Pauline Archuleta and husband Jose of El Rito and Lucille Griego and husband Murphy of Albuquerque; brothers-in-law, Delfin Lopez Jr. and wife Lola and Cornelio Lopez and wife MaryAnn of El Rito and numerous other relatives and friends. Public visitation will begin on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at the San Jose Catholic Church in Hernandez with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated on Friday, February 12, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the San Jose Catholic Church. Burial to follow at the San Jose Catholic Cemetery with the following serving as pallbearers, J.D. Vialpando, Delfin Lopez Jr., Juanito Sandoval, Isaac Garcia Jr., Gerald Espinoza Jr. and Charlene Barela. Honorary pallbearers named are his grandchildren, Zachary and Ashlynn Lewis; God-daughters, Destiny Gallegos and Robin Martinez and all his nieces and nephews. The Garcia family has entrusted their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley.

Garcia, Filia M.
Filia (Fillie) M. Garcia, 94, a resident of Rio Rancho, NM and a former long time resident of Taos, NM, passed away on January 28, 2008 at Sandia Springs Memory Care in Rio Rancho, NM, from Alzheimer disease. She is preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, Manuel Garcia and her beloved god son Michael Sandoval, son of cousin, Fred. Fillie and Manuel owned and operated Garcia's Funeral Home and Fillie's Beauty shop in Taos until his death in 1979. Fillie was reared from infancy after her birth mother died, by her father's sister, Anita T. Mares (deceased in 1987) whom she always called "mother". Fillie was Anita's only child and Fillie had no children of her own, Fillie Garcia is survived by several first cousins; Fred M. Sandoval, her legal guardian conservator and his wife Bertha of Rio Rancho, NM; Sylvia S. Gale of Albuquerque, NM; Josephine S. Sprigg of Rio Rancho, NM; Ophelia S. Rinaldi of Bernalillo, NM; Jose B. Sandoval (deceased Feb 2007), wife Rose of Espanola, NM; Rupert Sandoval and wife Anita of Pheonix, AZ; Beatrice Deveaus and Marian Gusdorf of Taos, NM; Josephine Valerio (half sister) and Roy of UT, and numerous children of her cousins. Fillie was known for her generosity and friendly disposition. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Rivera Family Mortuaries with Catholic Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated at Our Lady Of Guadalupe Parish in Taos, NM on Saturday, February 09, 2008. Interment to follow at Nazareno Cemetery in Ranchos de Taos along side her husband Manuel. 

Garcia, Florencia
Florencia Garcia age 73 of Santa Fe, NM. Was killed by his brother Juan Garcia 70 also of Santa Fe, NM. It was reported by the witnesses that Juan Garcia said " Yo lo mate por que es mejor vivir con honor que deshonrado, ustedes me pueden colgar si quieren." My rough translation I killed him because it is better to live with honor than with dishonor, you can hang me if you want to. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Garcia, Heliodoro B.
Heliodoro B.Garcia, 69, of Des Montes died Wednesday, 4-5-2000. He is preceded in death by sisters, Pulqeria Jiron, Elizaida Duran and Gregorita Gonzales; and brothers, Frank and Tomas Garcia. He is survived by a brother, Ted Garcia; and a sister, Octaviona Romero; and may nieces and nephews. Services have been held; burial was in Arroyo Seco Cemetery. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. (The preceding obituary was extracted from The Albuquerque Journal, April 11, 2000)

Garcia, Jose Adan
Jose Adan "Laddie" Garcia, age 70 a resident of Ojo Caliente, passed away peacefully with his family by his side Sep. 17, 2010. He was born in 1940. He was predeceased by his wife, Betty Garcia; son Melvin and wife Dorothy; father and mother, Adan and Tita Garcia; sister, Martha Mae Martinez; and father-in-law Carlos Ortega Sr. Adan was survived by his daughter, Addie Garcia and companion Luis Ruybal of Hernandez; sons, Randy Garcia and wife Orie of Ojo Caliente, Darryl Garcia of Hernandez and Joseph Garcia of Espanola; daughter, Augusta Dyson and husband Jim of Los Alamos; brothers, LeRoy Garcia and wife Irene, Armando Garcia and wife Mary, Sam Garcia and wife Regina; sisters, Viola Chavez and husband Robert, JoAnn Garcia, Pamela Manzanares and husband David and Donna Lambert and husband David; mother-in-law, Augustina Ortega; grandchildren, Mario Ruybal, Matthew Garcia, Michael Garcia, Nicole Garcia, Darryl Garcia Jr., Nicholas Garcia, Vanissa Garcia, Desiree Garcia, Isaiah Garcia, Geoffrey Marquez, Jamie Dyson and Jack Dyson; great-grand daughter, Patience Vargas and numerous other loving relatives and friends.Adan was a wood carver, wood worker, weaver, and T.V. repair man. He attended area arts and craft shows and was a retiree of the State of New Mexico Department of Transportation. He enjoyed spending time at the family ranch in Tierra Amarilla. Public visitation and Rosary were 19 September 2010 in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home and Crematory. Mass of Christian Burial was on 20 September 2010 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ojo Caliente. Burial followed at the Ojo Caliente Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers were his grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers were Patience Vargas, Nick Lovato and Liliana Martinez. In lieu of flowers, the family requested that donations be made to Ambercare Hospice and Home Care, and Open Hands and Cancer organizations of choice.

Garcia, Jose Amarante
Jose Amarante Garcia passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 from a year-long battle with prostate cancer. He was born on November 30, 1933 to Maria Teresa Rael and Jose Amarante Garcia Sr. in Taos, New Mexico. He graduated from Northern New Mexico High Normal School in El Rito, New Mexico in 1953. During his time at El Rito he excelled in all sports and was known for his speed and boxing prowess. He retired from boxing holding five consecutive golden gloves state championships as well as numerous track and field awards. He attended New Mexico Highlands University earning a degree in the social sciences. At Highlands is where he met his first wife, Perlinda Ortiz and married in 1955. They have three children, Diana Rael (Luis) of Hackettstown, New Jersey, Dennis Garcia MD (Regina) of Pullman, Washington and Doretta Chavez (Mark) of Albuquerque. He suspended his studies temporarily to join the U.S. Army becoming a paratrooper serving in the 101st Airborne division out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He was honorably discharged with commendations in marksmanship. Upon completing his studies at New Mexico Highlands he moved to Visalia, California and joined the Tulare county welfare department. Two years later, he went on to complete a Masters in Social Work at the University of Utah. After three years working as a social worker in Visalia California he accepted a position with the Indian Health Service. The Indian Health Service took him to positions in Ft. Duchene Utah, Browning Montana, Mescalero, New Mexico and Rosebud, South Dakota. His primary occupation was social work but he also worked as a service unit director for the Rosebud Indian Hospital in Rosebud, South Dakota. He completed a total of nine years working for the Indian Health Service and finished his career working for the state of Colorado and New Mexico. He retired from the state of New Mexico in 1998 while working at the Eagle Nest Reintegration Center for Juveniles. Jose remained very active participating in power lifting, basketball and volleyball as well as earning a black belt in Judo. He had a love for horses and was involved in quarter horse racing, pleasure riding and horse training. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and shared his passion by instructing hunter safety courses. His favorite place on this world was Lobo Peak in Northern New Mexico where he spent many fall days hunting with his son, Dennis and favorite cousin, Telesfor Gonzales. He is survived by his current wife of 28 years, Loretta Martinez Garcia of Rio Rancho; his children listed above; three step-children: Matthew Martinez and wife Ginger, Christopher Martinez and wife Annalisa and Ronnie Martinez; as well as eight grandchildren: Alonzo Rael, Anissa Garcia, Ariana Garcia, Alexys Garcia, Gabrielle Chavez, Giselle Chavez, Alisha Sanchez, and Daniel Sanchez; and three great-grandchildren. Jose's Life Celebration will begin with a Rosary on Monday at 7:00 p.m. in the Reflection of Life Chapel (Washington & Cutler NE). Mass will be celebrated at St. Thomas Aquinas, 1502 Sara Road SE, in Rio Rancho on Tuesday, July 27th followed by full military honors at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: Presbyterian Hospice services at Kaseman Hospital, 8300 Constitution NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110-7639. Reflections Funerals & Life Celebrations 2400 Washington Street NE 884-5777  ABQ Journal July 25, 2010

Garcia, Jose Ignacio
Jose Ignacio Garcia age 65 of Arroyo Seco, NM. died 10 April 1914 at 10:00 PM. Survived by wife, adopted daughter, 2 sisters and 2 brothers. No names listed. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Garcia, Julius Clarence
Garcia, Julius Clarence; 31; Taos; died September 14, 1998; born on September 17, 1966 in Las Vegas, NM; Albuquerque Journal North, Friday, September 18, 1998, page 2

Garcia, Lois V.
Lois V. Garcia, 91, a lifetime resident of New Mexico died, Sunday, March 18, 2001. She is survived by her children; son, Gabe Garcia and wife, Jo Ann of Albuquerque; daughter, Marina Gelpe and husband, Joel; son, Frank R. Garcia; daughter, Rose Echevaria and husband, Richard of California; and daughter, Catherine Garcia also of California; grandchildren, Sean, Sunshine, Alaina, and Stephen Garcia, Nanette Kautz, Nick Aiello, Elizabeth Smiley, and Frances and Jordan White; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Edna Wilton of Albuquerque; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Lois was preceded in death by her husbands, Frank V. Garcia and Leo Benetti; two sisters; and nine brothers. She was formally a resident of Taos, NM for many years and Hollywood, CA. A Prayer Service will be held Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary-Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd., NW. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 833 Arizona, SE. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Yale Blvd. ABQ Journal Wed March 21, 2001

Garcia, Louisa M.
Louisa M. Garcia age 81 resident of Ranchos de Taos, NM. died in a Las Vegas, NM. Hospital May 3,1968. She is survived by her sons Teodoro Salazar and Willie Mondragon; Daughter Susana Trujillo; Brothers Jimmy and Joe Mondragon; Sister Mrs. Levi Salazar. Taos News June 6, 1868 A 8. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Garcia, Luciano
Luciano Garcia -75-of Taos, New Mexico. Was born 10 Jun 1838 in Arroyo Seco, Taos, New Mexico to Jose Mariano Garcia and Maria de las Reyes Martinez. He married Josefa Fresquez in Taos, New Mexico on 23 Sep 1863.Luciano and Josefa had nine children: Reyes Maria (Marcelo) Romero, Rosilia Maria (Jose) Serna, Bonifacio Jose (Nora) Garcia, Vidal Garcia, Francisca (Max) Sodia and Juan Isidro (Fedelina) Garcia. Luciano joined his wife and children; Elvina, Vidal and Manuela in heaven on 09 Mar 1913 from Taos, New Mexico.

Garcia, Lucille
Lucille Garcia, 69,Passed away on November 4, 2010.   Viewing and Visitation will be held on Sunday November 7, 2010 at 1:00 to 4:00 PM at Weylen's Funeral Home Chapel in Questa. Rosary will be held on Sunday November 7, 2010 at 5:00 PM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Cerro.  Funeral Mass will be held on Monday November 8, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Cerro.

Garcia, Maria Dilia
Maria Dilia Garcia age 2 months and 20 days died 21 March 1909 at 4:00 PM. She was the daughter of Fileberto Garcia and Escolastica Vigil. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Garcia, Maria Marina Martinez
Mrs. Marina C. Martinez-Garcia, 82, a resident of Albuquerque, formerly of Taos, NM, passed away on July 13, 1998. Mrs. Garcia was the beloved wife to Mr. Ciso Garcia. She is also survived by four daughters, Flora Gregory, Susanna Espinoza and husband, Miguel, Mary Lou Esquibel and husband, Roger and Bernadette Pino and husband, Orlando; one daughter-granddaughter, Debbie Casaus and husband, William; eight sons, Luis G. Martinez and wife, Piedad, Eusebio Martinez and wife, Anna, Willie Martinez and wife, Dorothy, Joe Martinez, Al Martinez, Ben Martinez and wife, Leia, Ralph Martinez, Steve Martinez; one sister, Emilina Valerio and husband, Lalo; one brother, Tano Sandoval and wife, Mary; 32 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death b her husband, Willie Martinez Sr. (1984); a daughter, Alice Martinez (1974); and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A prayer service was held Wednesday evening at the Rio Grande 7th Adventist Church. A funeral service will be held Thursday morning, 10:00 a.m., at the Rio Grande 7th Day Adventist Church, Iliff and Atrisco SW, with visitation at the church after 9:30 a.m. Pastor Ramon Cano, officiating. Interment will follow at the Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Arron Hiner, Antonio Sierra, William Casaus, Orlando Pino, Kylie Martinez and Valarie Chavez. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd. SW, in charge of the arrangements. ABQ Journal Thu July 16, 1998

Garcia, Matilda
Matilda Garcia, 90, of El Prado died Saturday, 4-22-2000. She is survived by her children, Leo Garcia and wife Linda of Pueblo, Colo., Viola Gonzalez and husband Max of Salt Lake City, and Sam F. Garcia and wife Mary Jo of El Prado; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sisters Cordelia Quintana of Denver, Della Santistevan of Taos, Minnie Rivera of Las Vegas, Nev.; and other relatives and friends. Rosaries were held on Monday at Rivera Chapel and Tuesday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Burial will follow at Dolores Cemetery. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. (The preceding obituary was extracted from The Albuquerque Journal, April 26, 2000)

Garcia, Paul LeRoy
Paul LeRoy Garcia, 71, peacefully passed away August 4, 2007 after a long illness. Born in Embudo August 17, 1935 and a life-long resident of Taos, he graduated from Menaul High School in 1953 and UNM in 1959 with a B.A. in accounting. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Taos where he served as Treasurer and Elder. He served his country for many years on the Selective Service Board and his special concern and service given to improve the quality of life for New Mexicans through his membership in the Kiwanis Club, and Fraternal Order of Eagles. He served as president of the Taos County Chamber of Commerce, and was active in civic and community affairs. He worked in his father's business, North Pueblo Home Supply founded in 1952, and then as administrator of Holy Cross Hospital prior to opening Paul's Clothes for Men and Garcia Tax Service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rumaldo M. and Teodorita Garcia. He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Garcia; four children, Yvonne Castillo (Daniel), Andy Garcia, Rumaldo Garcia III (Erma), Paula Garcia; eight step-children, Debra de la Torre (Luis), Diane Seiler, Steven Seiler (Karen), Kevin Seiler (Robin), Floyd Ayala, David Ayala, Anthony Ayala, and Barbara Bush; grandchildren Phyllis, Tabitha, Valerie, Gabriel, Matthew, and Michael; five great-grandchildren; many step-grandchildren; nieces, and nephews who loved him very much; and five aunts, Rose Martinez, Lucia Arellano, Viola Wilson, Frances Chacon, and Connie Pacheco. Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2007 at Rivera Chapel. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2007 at First Presbyterian Church in Taos. Memorial contributions may be sent to Menaul School in Albuquerque and the Kiwanis Club of Taos Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. ABQJournal August 09, 2007

Garcia, Rafaelita
Rafaelita Garcia, 93, passed away in Albuquerque December 8, 2000. She was born and lived most of her life in Rancho de Taos, NM. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tomas Sanchez. She is survived by son, Allen Struck and wife, Christina; three grandchildren, Allen Struck Jr., Patrick Struck, Susie Struck; six great-grandchildren; numerous other family and friends who loved and will miss her. Services will be held in church in Rancho de Taos at the St. Francis Catholic Church, with rosary recited at 9:00 a.m. and Mass at 10:00 a.m. with burial to follow at the Pacheco Cemetery. The family would like to thank the 4th floor staff at Albuquerque Manor for there loving care. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services 2919 4th NW Albuquerque, NM 87107 343-8008.  ABQJournal December 09, 2000

Garcia, Roger F.
Roger F. Garcia, 58, passed away following a long illness Sunday, September 17, 2000, while surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Garcia was born in Taos, NM on December 10, 1941; he was a parishioner of St. Therese Little Flower Catholic Church. He is survived by his loving parents, Cleofas and Frank Garcia of Albuquerque; his three daughters, Claudine Garcia and fiance, William Wilkins of El Paso, TX, Anna Regina Kyzer and husband, John and Tina Marie Tait of Santa Fe; two granddaughters, Christina and Jessica Kyzer, both of Tucson, AZ. Also surviving are two sisters, Frances Rodarte and husband, Gilbert of Santa Fe, Dorothy Rodarte and husband, Don of Albuquerque; one brother, Tony Garcia and wife, Trudy of Albuquerque; and several nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and those who knew and loved him. A Rosary will be recited this evening, 7:00 p.m., at St. Therese Church. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday at 11:00 a.m. with The Reverend John Plans as Celebrant, also at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o St. Joseph's on the Rio Grande Parish, 4000 St. Joseph Pl. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120. Funeral services are in the care of Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover Ave. SW.  ABQ Journal Thu September 21, 2000

Garcia, Rumaldo
Rumaldo Garcia of Arroyo Seco, NM. Died Monday of this week.News papers edition Friday 21 June 1912. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Garcia, Teddy R.
Teddy R. Garcia , 83, of Taos died Friday, 8-18-2000. She attended McCurdy School in Española. She is survived by a son, Paul LeRoy Garcia and wife Jeanette; grandchildren, Yvonne Gallegos of Taos, Andrew Paul Garcia and Rumaldo Garcia and wife Erma, all of Albuquerque, and Paula Munger and husband George of Sacramento, Calif.; six great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services are 10 a.m. today at First Presbyterian Church, with burial to follow at 2 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. (The preceding obituary was extracted from The Albuquerque Journal, August 22, 2000)

Garcia-Tafoya, Dulcinia
Dulcinia Garcia-Tafoya, passed away on Monday, November 8, 2010. She was born to Leopoldo and Sofiria Garcia on January 7, 1927 in Chamisal, NM. Dulcinia's passion in life was sewing and mending clothes for her children and for the people in the community. She was an accomplished seamstress. In her last year her passion was crocheting hats for friends and the great-grandchildren. Dulcinia was preceded in death by her parents, Leopoldo and Sofiria Garcia; two brothers: Roberto and Prescelino Garcia; two children: Juanita and Herald Tafoya; three sons-in-law: William Herrera, David Rodriguez Jr., and Alex Martinez; one daughter-in-law, Liza Tafoya; two grand-children: Doreen Rodriguez and Adrian Gonzales; the father of her children, Alfonso Tafoya and her companion of many years David Rodriguez. Dulcinia is also survived by her children: Sophie Herrera, Isabel Rodriguez, Pauline Rodriguez and husband Fred, Sandra Gonzales, Alfonso Jr. Tafoya, Ivan Tafoya and Josephine, Wilfred Tafoya and Loretta Arguello and husband Tito. Dulcinia is survived by 17 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Dulcinia is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Elifido Garcia and wife Marcebella, Celia Sanchez and husband Liberato, Edith Sanchez and husband Filberto, Arturo Garcia and wife Mary, Eloisa Ortiz and husband Martin, Alfonso Garcia and wife Dolores, Jose I. Garcia and wife Isabel, Richardo Garcia and wife Frances and Jerry Garcia and wife Josie. She is also survived by a multiple of nephews and nieces. Public visitation will be held on Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at the Emmamuel Presbyterian Church in Peñasco with a Devotional Service to follow at 7:00 p.m.  Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 12, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the Emmanuel Presbyterian Church with burial to follow at the Upper Chamisal Cemetery in Chamisal with the following serving as pallbearers: Matthew Herrera, Tim Herrera, David Rodriguez, Melissa Rodriguez, Claudette Pacheco, Arturo Tafoya, Wilfred Tafoya, Jacob Tafoya. The family of Dulcinia Garcia-Tafoya have entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley.

Gardner, Rosamund
Rosamund Gardner, 89, died Friday, November 28, 2004, at Holy Cross Hospital. She supported and educated herself with scholarships and her first degree in London enabled her to teach in Jamaica and Hampstead, London. She studied Jungian psychology under Toni Sussman and took a course in anthropology where she met her lifelong friend Dorothy Bennett. She loved to study religious philosophy, world cultures, mythologies, literature and natural history. In the 1950s she accepted Dorothy's invitation to join her in California where she wrote her doctorate at Berkeley extending Piaget's work in child development. She was appointed chief psychologist at the Child Development Center at Oakland Hospital. With a federal grant she set up Mother and Baby Clinics across California to support those mothers least able to cope with life, let alone new life. She became a U.S. citizen, taught at Berkeley and had a thriving private practice in adult and child analysis. She and Dorothy came to Taos in the 1950s. She enjoyed camping and putting adobe on adobe, latia upon vega, wall by wall and room by room. She explored, wrote, painted, collected beautiful things and entertained. She made a beautiful garden, planting seeds collected in Europe, Central America and China and bulbs dug from the gardens of the Hindu shrines in the Himalayas. She is survived by her step-sister, Susannah, Viscountess Hawarden; and many other relatives and friends. A service will be held to celebrate Rosamund's life at a 10 a.m. Friday at St.Francis de Assis Church in Ranchos de Taos to which everyone is welcome. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. Journal North December 2, 2003

Garduno, Serafin
Serafin Garduno Born: December 28, 1928 Place of Birth: El Vado, New Mexico Death: April 4, 2005 Place of Death: Española, New Mexico

Gavula, Steve
Steve Gavula, 56, of Ranchos de Taos passed away on July 13, 2005. He was a great musician, guitar player and singer. He played at the Sagebrush Inn for years with The Sagebrush Trio. He also sat in with Bill, Bonnie and Michael Hearne, Johnny Gimble, Pat Burns and many other Taos musicians. He had a incredible sense of humor and was a great teller of stories. He had gone back to college about 2 ½ years ago to get his degree in elementary education. He knew the names of every peak in the Taos and Santa Fe area, and in spite of the fact that he was a polio survivor; he had climbed many of those peaks. He left behind many people who knew and loved him. He is survived by his wife, Dawn Gavula who he married in 1995, his parents, Shirley and John Gavula, brothers, John, Jim, Joe, George and Pat, sisters, Mary, Carole and Anna, all their spouses, many nieces, nephews and many other relatives. In lieu of any services, a celebration of Steve's life will be announced at a later date.

Gay, Ruby Loretta
Ruby Loretta Gay was born July 20, 1948 to Joe P. and Lillie Romero in Taos, NM. Sadly, Friday morning, July 6, 2007 our beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and beloved friend, passed away peacefully in her sleep, due to complications of cancer. Ruby was as strong as we all have grown to know and love her for. The loss of Ruby is something that we will all feel for a long time and a great woman was lost on Friday. Ruby was preceded in death by her father, Joe P. Romero; and her two sisters, Shirley and Maclovia Romero. She is survived by her mother, Lillie of Santa Fe; her loving husband of 39 years, Vurgel of the family home in Albuquerque; her three sons, Wade and wife, Cecilia of Phoenix, AZ; Tim and Nicole, and Pat, all of Albuquerque; two grandsons, Shaun and Ian; two sisters, JoAnn Muniz of Albuquerque, Diane Lopez and husband, Chris of Pecos; three brothers, Adolfo Romero and wife, Kathy, Eligio Romo and wife, Pat, all of Albuquerque, Johnny Romero and wife, Carol of Los Lunas; as well as a long list of other family members and friends who loved her and will miss her deeply. Services will be held at Our Lady of Annunciation Catholic Church on Lomas and Tennessee NE, on Wednesday, July 11, 2007. A Rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial being celebrated 10:00 a.m. Interment will then take place at the Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM at 1:30 p.m. Your Prayers and condolences are appreciated. In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial contribution to the American Cancer Society, 10501 Montgomery Blvd. NE Ste. #300, Albuquerque, NM 87111. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW, ABQ. 505-343-8008 ABQ Journal Tue July 10, 2007

Geist, Jacob D.
Jacob D. (Jack) Geist, one of Colorado and New Mexico's vintage pioneers of telephone and telegraph, checked his last section of line, declared it good, said his good-byes and passed-on to a heavenly valley August 3, 2001. He was 94 years old. He died peacefully of age-related maladies at La Vida Llena Retirement Center in Albuquerque, NM, surrounded with the love and tender care of his immediate family and many friends. His life was both long and full. Jack's work life began at age 16 when he left his Ft. Collins, CO home with $30 in his pocket. He said he felt rich. He hired-on with the shipping department of Colorado Wholesale Drug Co. in Denver, CO. After 18 months he left to work for Western Union, building the Union Pacific telephone line that would run from Denver to El Paso, TX. Not long thereafter he met Jessie, his wife-to-be, who was living in a ?teacherage? close to where he was constructing line near Arapaho, CO. Months later he changed jobs and began building telephone line for Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph (later to be Mountain Bell) in eastern Colorado and eastern New Mexico. He and Jessie were married not long thereafter on August 3, 1929. Locations they lived and worked include Raton, Springer, Clayton, Las Vegas, Taos, Albuquerque, Artesia, Estancia, Mountainair, and many more, some more than once. Jessie, his wife of 72 years, once said they moved 88 times in 25 years, but that wasn't all the moves, over the course of 42 years with Mountain States T&T. Jack did it all in telephone work , from telephone installation and line construction to telephone office management in Springer, Taos, and Las Vegas. Jessie even helped with operator duties at several work locations. Jack and his family moved to Albuquerque in 1954 where he ended his career within the Engineering Department, retiring in September 1971. His most cherished work years were those assigned to the Taos office. He loved the surrounding areas and the people of Taos. He was proud to have personally installed the first telephone at the Taos Pueblo. In early retirement years Jack maintained several downtown Albuquerque parking lots. Passers-by got a cheerful wave and big smile from under the broad-brimmed straw sombrero worn by this strong man, as he labored long hours in the ABQ Journalwith his heavy leather gloves and long-handled shovel. In later years he gave up the ?Lots? and focused on his gardens and lawn. He and Jessie journeyed to some distant lands, but his favorite places of comfort were his home and nearby Fox Park in Albuquerque and visiting spots in Taos. Jack was born August 24, 1906 in Fort Collins, the last survivor of 12 siblings, son of Jacob and Katherine Margaret Hill Geist. He is survived by his wife, Jessie Kathleen Wadley Geist of Albuquerque; and three children, son, Jerry D. Geist and wife, Sharon of Albuquerque, NM, son, J. Michael Geist and wife, Charlotte of La Grande, OR, and daughter, Gretchen G. Shipley and husband, Bob of Albuquerque. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren who he loved very much and was always mindful of their well-being. Jack was a long-time and supporting member of the Bent Masonic Lodge in Taos, NM and the First United Methodist Church in Albuquerque. He helped with various programs within the church and devoted many hours locally to The Monday Grace Meal. Jack was a strong man who was diligent in all he did. The strength and enjoyment he gained from even the hardest of work performed, helped him battle like a warrior through a variety of life and health crises. But, even the best of warriors find there is a time to end the battle. He did it well and good. Memorial services will be held Monday, 2:00 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, 314 Lead SW, with Dr. Ira Williams, Jr. officiating. Private interment will precede services. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Sunday, 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to The Monday Grace Meal, First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1638, 87103 or to La Vida Llena Employee Fund, 10501 Lagrima de Oro Rd. NE, 87111. French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. ABQ Journal August 05, 2001

Geist, Jessie Kathleen Wadley
Jessie Kathleen Wadley Geist, an early Colorado teacher and pioneer telephone operator in northern New Mexico,"placed her final calls" in the company of family and other loved ones on November 27, 2002. She was almost 97 and died peacefully of age-related maladies while a resident of La Vida Llena Retirement Center in Albuquerque, NM. She was born in Mooresville, MO, December 29, 1905, one of five siblings born to Edith R. Galbreath Wadley and Robert Marion Wadley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob D. (Jack) Geist of Albuquerque; sister, Minnie Conrad of Pueblo, CO; brother, Robert M. Wadley of Los Angeles, CA; and sister-in-law, Barbara J. Wadley of Salt Lake City, UT. She is survived by her three children: Jerry D. Geist and wife, Sharon of Albuquerque, J. Michael Geist and wife, Charlotte of La Grande, OR, and Gretchen Geist Shipley and husband, Robert of Albuquerque; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; Two brothers, Richard J. Wadley and wife, Louise of Albuquerque and Ralph E. Wadley of Salt Lake City, UT, also survive her. She lived a full and rewarding life. Jessie graduated in 1924 from Fowler High School in Fowler, Colorado. She loved to recount an aerobatic ride she took with the famous aviator Charles A. Lindbergh during his barnstorming days. Her brothers Ralph and Robert slept overnight under his biplane outside Fowler to protect it from vandalism. In exchange for their night watch, the boys bargained a ride for Jessie. Lindbergh took her up and did some tailspins during their flight. Her stomach never quite recovered. She worked in Fowler for Phillips Bakery until the Fall of 1925, when she moved to Denver, CO to attend Colorado Woman's College under a full scholarship. Jessie graduated with a degree in education in 1927 and moved on to teach fourth grade in Arapaho, Colorado for the next three years. She lived in a women's boarding house, called a"teacherage." It was in Arapaho where she met Jacob Geist, whom she married in 1929. They shared 72 years of marriage together that included a period of 25 years with 88 moves required by Jack's telegraph and telephone company's employment. In the 1930s and 1940s Jack managed the telephone offices in Springer and Taos, NM, and Jessie worked as a night operator. Money was tight in those days, and over one five-year period she remembered her pay rose from 29 to 35 cents an hour. She greeted people with the familiar"number please" when she answered those first generation switchboards; between late hour calls she could sometimes rest on a wood and canvas cot. She often placed urgent and important calls; one of those was from Mabel Dodge Luhan of Taos to President Franklin D. Roosevelt during World War II. The next two telephone company transfers took them to Las Vegas, NM in 1948 and to Albuquerque, NM in 1954. She again ventured into the business world after her husband's retirement in 1971. For years they managed several parking lots in downtown Albuquerque. She did all the bookkeeping, sales and collections for the space rentals. In the process she made many new and lasting friends. Jessie was a dedicated and long-serving Sunday school teacher in Las Vegas and Albuquerque churches. ?In 1940 she joined Eastern Star Chapter 42 in Springer, NM, served in various capacities there and in Taos and Las Vegas, and became inactive in 1985. She was Worthy Matron of Taos Chapter 55 in 1945. She was initiated into the Las Vegas PEO Sisterhood, Chapter AC in 1953, and in 1956 she helped found and was a charter member of Chapter AH in Albuquerque where she attended until her death. Jessie was a woman of great dignity, style, courage, character and possessed a wonderful sense of humor. She was filled with caring and thoughtfulness for everyone she knew. Her quick wit was a delight to all her family and friends, and she was attentive to their well being, whether near or afar. She was known as a devoted wife, a loving mother and grandmother, a trusted friend, and a true lady. Memorial services will be held Saturday, 1:00 p.m., at First United? Methodist Church, 4th St. and Lead SW, with Dr. Terry Anderson officiating. A memorial service for residents of La Vida Llena will be held Saturday, 10:30 a.m., at La Vida Llena. Private interment will have taken place. Pallbearers will be Douglas Geist Jr., Bruce Kaemper Geist, Robert William Geist, Erika Kathleen Shipley, Carrie Marie Hout, D. Chris Elliott and Glynnis C. Elliott. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeffrey M. Geist, Donna C. Thomas and Jonathan M. Geist. Those who wish to remember her through a memorial are requested to donate to the Jessie K. Geist Scholarship Fund for Adult Faith Development, First United Methodist Church, PO Box 1638, Albuquerque, NM 87103, where she was a long time member. This fund will operate in perpetuity. Arrangements by French Mortuary.  ABQ Journal Sat November 30, 2002

Gentry, Jack
Jack Gentry, 87, of Arroyo Seco died Sunday, 12-10-2000, at the Los Alamos Medical Center. He was very active in the Scottish Rite Masonry and a past Master of Valley Lodge No. 69. He was also a Shriner. He is survived by his wife, Sandra; daughter, Carolyn Keeler and husband Alan of Los Lunas; sons Don Gentry and wife Andrea of Arroyo Seco, Jack K. Gentry and wife Mary of La Mesilla, John W. Gentry and wife Ellen of Red Bluff, Calif., and Sean Gentry of Las Vegas, Nev.; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Memorial services at 2 p.m. Saturday at McGee Memorial Chapel Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be sent to the New Mexico Scottish Rite Foundation, P.O. Box 2024, Santa Fe, N.M. 87504. McGee Memorial Chapel Mortuary. (The preceding obituary was extracted from The Albuquerque Journal, December 14, 2000)

Gentry, Pete
Pete Gentry, age 62 of Des Montes passed away September 24, 2001. He owned and operated AAA Pump Sales & Service since 1991, and is survived by his wife Charlie and their daughter Jessica Gentry (husband Dave) of Gainesville, FL., and their grandson Cody Rokisky, stepson Donny Thomas (wife Paula) their children; Wesley, Miranda and Taylor all of Paris, TX. Pete loved fishing, supporting the Taos 4-H Club and the New Mexico Special Olympics. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, September 27, at 10 AM at the Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home with interment to follow at the Sierra Vista Cemetery in Taos. Arrangements through Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home in Taos, NM. 758-3841. (The preceding obituary was extracted from The Taos News, September 27, 2001)

Gianera, Antonio
Antonio Gianera was shot and killed by Jacobo Sedillo about 8 miles from Socorro, NM. Rancher Jacobo Sedillo declared today 10 April 1917 in an open District Court before Judge Merritt C. Mechem that he had shot Antonio Gianera another rancher. It was shown in court that an employee of Antonio Gianera was taking a herd of cattle from the Sedillo's ranch upon the orders and direction of Gianera. Sedillo shot Gianera from a distance of 20 yards, placing the first shot in his abdomen and the second shot on his left hip that knocked him off his horse. Sedillo got close and shot Gianera in the head killing instantly. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Gibson, Grace R.
Grace R. Gibson, 86, a former resident of Albuquerque from 1949 to 1979, and a resident of Taos since 1979, died Tuesday, July 13, 1999. She was born January 8, 1913 in Coyville, Kansas. Mrs. Gibson is survived by her daughter, Patricia Randall and husband, John; grandsons, Keith Randall and Boyd Randall and wife, Lisa; great-grandson, Hayden Randall, all of Taos; sisters, Mary Browning of California and Maymie Knapp of Kansas; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of almost 60 years, Paul G. Gibson; and two brothers and one sister. Mrs. Gibson was a member of Ranchos Presbyterian Church, and San Marcial Chapter #34 OES. She had previously served on the Advisory Board of Albuquerque Assembly #20, Order of the Rainbow for Girls and was awarded the Grand Cross of Color degree. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held Sunday, 2:30 p.m. at Ranchos Presbyterian Church in Ranchos de Taos. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, or to Ranchos Presbyterian Church. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.  ABQJournal August 05, 1999

Gibson, Lugarda Madrid
Lugarda Madrid Gibson went to be with the Lord on June 19, 1999. She was preceded in death by her parents, Desiderio and Feliz Madrid. Lugarda is survived by one daughter, Loretta Aguirre and husband, Jonathan; two granddaughters, Kathleen Feliz Steven-Aguirre, Bernadette M. Aguierre; one brother, Luis Madrid; also many nephews and nieces. Lugarda was a director of the New Mexico Human Resource Services for 25 years, she was also the proprietor of Casa Feliz in Taos and Old Town. She was a member of the Lady of the Altar. She will be greatly missed by her loving family. Visitations will be held this afternoon, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Chapel of Alameda. A Rosary will be recited today, 7:00 p.m., also at the Chapel of Alameda. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m., with interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Luis A. Madrid, Phillip A. Madrid, Daniel T. Madrid, Frank A. Cordova, Gilbert Dominguez and Shane Jorgensen. Honorary will be Justin P. Madrid, Jordan Madrid, Luis Gonzales, Erick Gonzales, Chris Jorgensen, Gilbert Dominguez Jr., Daniel Dominguez, Anthony Darrington, Justin Madrid, Joseph Madrid, Matthew Cordova, and Adrian Madrid. Services entrusted to Alameda Mortuary, 9420 4th St. NW, Norbert R. Baldonado Jr. F.S.I.  ABQ Journal Wed June 23, 1999

Gleason, Bettie Claire
Bettie Claire Gleason was born in Gallup, New Mexico April 1, 1926 to Fred A. Baxter and Inez Fulfur Baxter. She spent her childhood in Taos, New Mexico. After her father passed away in 1937, she and her mother moved to Santa Fe, where she attended school at Loretta Academy. During WWII she worked at Luke Air Force Base in Phoenix, AZ in the airplane fuel tank and radiator repair department. After the war ended she moved back to Albuquerque, New Mexico where she married CV Henkle. She was widowed in 1960. Bettie and CV had two children, a son, Brian Dexter Henkle, deceased, and Deborah Lynn Henkle Matlock. In 1963 Bettie married, James H. Gleason, a local dentist. She worked with her husband for 18 years in his private practice. Bettie is survived by her husband, James H. Gleason, her daughter, Deborah Matlock, Craig Martin Gleason, Madge Marie and Jeffrey Roberts, her daughter-in-law, Cherlye Henkle. Her grandchildren, Kimberly Gray and her husband, Buster Gray, Kerri Henkle, Hannah, Andy and Sarah Gleason. She has nine great grandchildren, Chelsea and Shelby Gray, Gage and Eden Henkle, Raven, Curtis and Cora Clarye, and Mason Christian. Memorial service will take place on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at 3:30 p.m. at French Mortuary- Westside Chapel with Paul Gleason, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Vista Care Hospice, 5639 Jefferson NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300 ABQ Journal Sun November 27, 2005

Gleeson, Michael
May 27, 1945 - October 8, 2009 Michael Gleeson was cremated.

Goad, Emily Jaramillo
Emily J. Goad age 65 of Ojo Caliente died peacefully on Tuesday, June 5, 2008 in Rio Ranch, NM. She was a lovable mother and wife. She worked at the Furr's Cafeteria in Santa Fe for 10 years. She also worked at Ohkay Casino for 9 years as a beverage server. She was an only child born to Telesfor and Margarita Jaramillo, and was born and raised in Ojo Caliente. She is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Herman G. Goad of Ojo Caliente; two daughters: Emily M. Goad of Rio Rancho and Margaret E. Goad of Ojo Caliente. Recitation of the Rosary will be recited on Tuesday, June 10 at 7:00 pm in the Chapel of Block-Salazar Mortuary in Espanola. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, June 11 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ojo Caliente. Interment will follow at the Ojo Caliente Community Cemetery. The Rivera Family of Block-Salazar Mortuary (505) 753-2288 or 1-800-443-4854.

Geronimo
Geronimo died 17 Feb 1909 in Fort Sill Oklahoma where he had been held for 22 years. He died of pulmonia (Pneumonia) and was buried in the Fort Sill cemetery. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Gold, David
David Gold of San Luis, Colorado died at his residence 5 April 1909 at 12:30 PM. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Gomes, Antonio J. V.
Antonio J. V. Gomes age 49 of Questa, NM. died at home in Questa, NM. He was a sitting Taos County Commissioner for District # 2. He had been a post master for over 14 years in Questa, NM. Survived by Wife and children. Names not listed. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Goebel, Morris Ralph
Morris Ralph Goebel-It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Morris Goebel, 76, on Saturday, January 2, 1999 at 1:40 a.m. Morris was born in Waco, TX, on September 30, 1922, married Virginia Haug of Waco in 1945, and moved his family to Albuquerque in 1953. In World War II he served in the U.S. Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS Lexington in the Pacific arena. As a member of Torpedo Squadron 19, he piloted a Gruman Avenger Torpedo Bomber and flew numerous missions, earning the Silver Star and Navy Cross. He was also a navigational expert and the head of aerial photography. Morris retired from the Naval Reserves with the rank of Captain. He obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas and worked for Sandia National Laboratories for 35 years, retiring in 1987. His greatest loves were aviation and fishing. Morris is survived by his wife, Virginia; daughter, Vicki; son, Don and his wife, Susan, all of Albuquerque; two grandsons, Cedar and Ian and their mother, Donna, all of Taos; also his elder sister, Lucille Ebeling of Hale Center, TX; and his two elder brothers, Harrington of Albuquerque and Marvin and wife, Elizabeth of Waco, TX. He was Uncle Morris to three nephews and one niece; and Uncle Junior to one nephew and five nieces, with a very special niece, Nancy Jane Ebeling of Albuquerque. He was preceded in death by his parents, Morris R. and Hester Goebel of Waco, TX; and his eldest son, Rod of Taos. Morris was a very special husband and father who stood by his wife and children. We could always depend on his love and support. He was our anchor, advisor, and fix-it-man. Some leave an empty spot in the heart. This beloved man leaves a Grand Canyon. We will miss him terribly. Cremation has taken place and Memorial services will be held at a future date. Interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to, Presbyterian Hospice, 405 Dr. Martin Luther King Dr. NE, 87012. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.  ABQ Journal January 06, 1999

Gomez, Della P.
Della P. Gómez, 67 of Cerro, NM passed away at the Taos Living Center in Taos on August 18, 2009. Della was born on March 17, 1942 to Henry and Felomena Vigil in Cerro, NM. She was a member of the Carmelitas and Sacred Heart. She enjoyed canning, planting, embroidering, music, reading, taking care of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and especially spending time with her family. She is preceded in death by her parents, one son Sammy Gómez Jr., five brothers; Gasper Vigil, Rubén Vigil, Redolio Perea, Edumeio Perea, José Vidal Perea, three sisters; Bertha Sisneros, Elvira Cardenas, Virginia Salazar. Della is survived by her husband Sam Gómez. They would of celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on January 14, 2010. Two sons; Robert (Marcie) Gómez of Cerro, Norbert Gómez of Cerro, one daughter Bernice (Ronnie) Cárdenas of Cerro, two brothers; Vincent Vigil of Denver, CO, Henry Vigil Jr. of Cerro, six sisters; Lizzie Vigil of Cerro, Nora Gonzales of Laramie, Wyoming, Angela Vigil of Cerro, Laura (Eliseo) Rael of Questa, Betty Vigil of Cerro, Theresa (Steve) Segura of Questa, six grandchildren; Samantha (Gary) Martínez of Ranchos De Taos, Angel (Jason) Martinez of Los Alamos, Kristen Cárdenas (Brian Torres) of Denver, CO, Robert Gómez Jr., Briana Gómez and Sabrina Gómez all of Cerro, four great grandchildren; Jacob, Jason, Jerome, Joaquín Martínez. Two brother-in-laws; Roy Gómez of Cerro, Armando Cárdenas of California, one sister-in-law Enedina Perea of Colorado Springs, CO, and numerous nieces and nephews. The Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, August 22, 2009 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Cerro with interment following at Cerro Cemetery. Arrangements were made with Weylen's Funeral Home in Questa, New Mexico.

Gomez, Domitila T.
Domitila T. Gomez age 80. Resident of Taos,NM. died in Los Alamos Medical Center. Los Alamos, NM Oct 14,1968. She is survived by her husband Pablo V. Gomez; Niece Isabel Gonzales and husband Fred; Adopted daughter Imelda Gonzales; Sisters Mrs. Eduardo Vasquez and Mrs. Leandro Lopez. Taos News Oct 21,1968 9 & Oct 31,1968 10. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Gomez, Emilio
Emilio Gomez age 47 of Mogote, Colo died at his residence 20 May 1909. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Gomez, Jose
Jose Gomez age 5 months died Monday 7 Oct 1905 a little after 11:00 PM. He was the son of Nestor Gomez and Josefa S. Gomez. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Gomez, Josefa S.
Josefa S. Gomez died Saturday 28 Oct 1905. Of Fiebre Tifoida (Typhoid fever) Her son Jose Gomez had just died recently (7 Oct 1905). She is survived by her husband Nestor Gomez and a child (Name not listed). La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Gomez, Josefita A.
Josefita A. Gomez age 61 of la Loma Taos, NM. died at her residence 10 June 1907 3:30 PM. Surviving her are her children Nestor Gomez, Emilian Gomez, Regina G. Tafoya, Eleonor G. Flores and Adelina G. Garcia; Son-in-law Nazario Florez and Josue O. Garcia. She was buried in La Loma Cemetery (Taos,NM) La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Gomez, Mary M.
December 29, 2006 Mary M. Gomez, 90, of Cordillera passed away on December 29, 2006. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Lorraine Gomez, parents, Benito & Auberelia Mondragon, brothers and sisters, Elfido, Elizardo, Paul and Solidea Mondragon and Eleanor Maestas stepson, George Gomez and one step grandson. She is survived by her husband Ben Gomez, daughters, Bennie M McJunkins (Ray) of Cordillera, Frances Wilson (Karl) of Chicago, Ill, Jane Nichols (Tony) of Lebanon, Missouri, and son, Robert Gomez (Alta) of Fishersville, VA. She is also survived by grandchildren, Kerry L. McJunkins (Heidi), Michael J. McJunkins, Robert L. Gomez Jr. (Janet), Dennis Gomez (Erin), Victoria Mininger (Brian), Brandon Wilson, Dakota and Sawyer Nichols, sister in law, Manuelita Mondragon, step grandchildren, Tessie Gomez Prudencio, George Gomez Jr., Benny and Marvin Gomez, Alodia Wilson Woods and David Wilson. Funeral service was held on Thursday, January 04, 2007 at Rivera Funeral Home. Interment was held at Los Cordovas Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Building Fund, Valley Bible Baptist Church, 56 Arroyo Seco Circle, Espanola, NM 87532.

Gomez, Sam J.
Sam J. Gomez, 69 of Cerro , NM passed away at Miners Colfax Medical Center in Raton on June 22, 2010.  Sam was born on October 2, 1940 to Fred and Elvira Gomez in Cerro, NM.  He enjoyed farming.  He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Della Gomez, two sons Sammy Gomez Jr. and Johnny Gomez, five brothers Luis Gomez, Fred Gomez, Joe Gomez, Juan Gomez, Ernest Gomez, two sisters Martha Mascarenas and Pearl Vigil. Sam is survived by his sons Robert (Marcie) Gomez of Cerro, Norbert Gomez of Cerro, one daughter Bernice (Ronnie) Cardenas of Cerro,  Six grandchildren Robert Gomez Jr., Briana Gomez, Sabrina Gomez, Samantha Martinez, Angel Martinez, and Kristen Cardenas, four four great grandchildren Jacob, Jerome, Jason, Joaquin Martinez.  Brother Roy Gomez of Cerro, Brother-in-law Jerry Mascarenas and Gilbert Vigil and numerous nieces and nephews.  A Rosary was held at 7:00 PM on Thursday, June 24, 2010 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Cerro.  The Funeral Mass was held at 11:00 AM on Friday, June 25, 2010 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Cerro with interment to follow at Cerro Cemetery. Arrangements were made with Weylen's Funeral Home in Questa, New Mexico

Gomez, Sandra J.
Sandra J. Gomez, 58, of Taos Pueblo, died Saturday October 18, 2003. She and her husband, Cesario, operated the Taos Indian Horse Ranch. She is survived by her husband of 33 three years, Cesario Gomez; children, Michael Shawn Gomez and wife Veronica, Phillip Kirk Gomez and wife Lori, Floyd Daniel Gomez and wife Rima and Causandra Ce-Daen Cleovitia Dukepoo and husband Mike, all of Taos Pueblo; 12 grandchildren; sister, Patricia Shiplette of Montana; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Services have been held. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. Journal North October 22, 2003

Gomez, Shorey Ellen
April 06, 2001, The Santa Fe New Mexican, Page: B-1, Son of former sheriff charged with vehicular homicide in death of Shorey Gomez. Taos police charged a son of a former Taos County sheriff with vehicular homicide Thursday after he drove a car that left a 17-year- old Taos Pueblo woman dead and two other people injured. Shorey Gomez died about 12:30 a.m. Thursday from massive head injuries after being a passenger Tuesday night in a car driven by Chris Weathers, 26. Weathers is the son of former Taos County Sheriff Glenn Weathers. Police had charged Chris Weathers on Wednesday with three counts of great bodily injury, reckless driving and aggravated driving while intoxicated. His brother, Mike Weathers, 19, also was a passenger in the car and was flown to Albuquerque's University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, where he remains in serious condition. He suffered a collapsed lung and broken ribs, said Taos Police Chief Neil Curan. ** GOMEZ, Shorey Ellen, 17, of Taos died Thursday, 4-5-2001, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was an avid artist and poet and loved nature and animals, especially cats. She treasured all of the photos of her friends and family that she had collected. She enjoyed making people laugh and had a great sense of humor. She is survived by her parents, Sharon Gomez and Donald Romero of Taos; sister, Cassie Gomez of Taos; brother, Bradley Appelhans and wife Tana of Denver; grandmother, Victoria M. Romero of Taos; nieces Karlie Allmer and Sierra Appelhans; and numerous other relatives and friends. Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home in Taos. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Tuesday Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home, Taos. (The preceding obituary was extracted from The Albuquerque Journal, April 7, 2001).

Gonzales, Alice J.
Alice J. Gonzales, 75, went to meet the Lord on December 6, 2007. She was born in Ranchos de Taos, NM. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, William; her six children, Linda Trevithick, Frances Candelaria, Billy Gonzales, Robert Gonzales and wife, Susan, Shirley Trujeque and husband Pat, and Juanita Barela and husband Charles; her six grandchildren, Angela Padilla, Jacob Shroyer, Beth Trevithick, Bobby Gonzales, Ben Gonzales, Frank Gonzales; four great-grandchildren Alyssa Hamilton, Cisco Trevithick, Casandra Trevithick and Roman Salaz. She suffered for the past thirteen years with kidney disease, but she had amazing courage and a very strong faith in the Lord. Alice was a beloved wife and mother who touched many lives and will be greatly missed by all. A Rosary will be held on Sunday, December 9, 2007 at 4:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd., NE. A Mass will be held on Monday, December 10, 2007 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, Lomas & Tennessee, NE; thereafter she will be laid to rest at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. A reception will follow from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at American Legion Post 49, 11007 Central Ave., NE. French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505)275-3500  ABQ Journal Sun December 09, 2007

Gonzales, Andrea Krista
Andrea Krista Gonzales born 20 September 1993, died 8 August 2000.

Gonzales, Andronica
Andronica Gonzales, 13, of Peñasco died Sunday. She along with her mother were murdered on Mother's Day. She is survived by her father, Elroy Gonzales of Peñasco; and many other relatives and friends. She was a fun-loving, full of life girl who will always be remembered for her fun-loving nature. Burial: Andronica Roybal Family Cemetery

Gonzales, Alfirio B.
Questa – Alfirio B. Gonzales, 86, of Questa, passed away on July 13, 2006.  He was born to Juan B. Gonzalez and Eufemia Martinez on September 2, 1919.  Alfirio served in the United States Army during World War II with the 1st Calvary Artillery Division in the Pacific Theater.  He served in  the battles of New Guinea, Bismarck-Archipelago, and the Southern Philippines and was also present at the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima.  Upon his return from World War II, he married Lucia Vallejos on May 25, 1946. They fulfilled a dream of owning a farm, which became their life-long passion. He worked as a mechanic at MolyCorp until retirement in 1979. His hobbies included fishing, baseball  (his nickname was Pajarito) and irrigating his farmland. He also belonged to the V.F.W., the Cabresto Lake Irrigation Association, the Bailadores Del Norte and Peregrinos. He participated in the Senior Olympics and coached in the Questa Little League for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents Juan and Eufemia, his brother Alejandro Gonzalez and his sisters Lola Montes of San Jose, California, Eliza Anita Avila of Oakdale, California, Rebecca Cisneros of Questa, Priscilla Gonzales of Questa and Oclides Montoya of Salt Lake City, Utah. He is survived by his wife, Lucia, three sons, Johnny (Nancy) Gonzalez of Questa, Anthony (Mark) Gonzales of Albuquerque, Jacob Gonzales of Questa, three daughters, Kathy Ramos of Chula Vista, California, Maggie (Becky) Gonzales of Questa, Anna (Ray) Reichbach of Rio Rancho, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Viewing was held on Monday, July 17 from 1:00 - 5:00  at Weylen's Funeral Home in Questa. Rosary was held on Monday, July 17 at 7:00 pm at St Anthony's Catholic Church in Questa, NM. The Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, July 18 at 10:00 AM at St Anthony's Catholic Church in Questa, NM, followed by a full military burial at El Pueblito Cemetery in Questa. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be sent to: Mountain Home Healthcare PO box 2566 Taos, NM 87571 Arrangements were made with Weylen's Funeral Home in Questa, NM

Gonzales, Andres J.
Andres J. Gonzales 73 of Questa passed away on July 26, 2010. A Rosary will be on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Cerro.  The Funeral Mass will be on Thursday july 29, 2010 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Cerro.

Gonzales, Benita Rael
Benita Rael Gonzales, of Questa died Friday, 11-17-2000. She was preceded in death by her parents Ezequiel and Feliz Rael; and brothers Alex and Joe Rael. She is survived by her husband, Jaime Gonzales; children, Hazel Garcia and husband Fred of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Herbert Gonzales of Albuquerque; grandson she loved as a son, Scott Garcia; sisters, Evangeline Mares, and Louisa Rael; brothers, Eliseo Rael and wife Laura, Claudio Rael and wife Presides, and Joe R. Rael and wife Rebecca; and numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held on Monday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Burial followed at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home, Taos. (The preceding obituary was extracted from The Albuquerque Journal, November 21, 2000)

Gonzales, Carmen C.
Carmen C. Gonzales, 92, of El Prado passed away Sept. 13, 2001. She was preceded in death by her husband Nazario "Nick" Gonzales in 1982, son, Juan I. Gonzales in 1975, grandson, Arthur N. Romero in 1955, granddaughters, Peggy Romero Martinez in 1993, and Elena V. Gonzales in 1999. She is survived by five generations which include an extended family of over 125 members. She is survived by her children, Eloy Gonzales (Juanita) of El Prado, Teodora Martinez (Alfonso) of Las Colonias, Alice Romero (Arturo) of Ranchos de Taos, Ernest N. Gonzales (Edna) of Las Colonias, Dolores Rael (Joseph) of Albuquerque, Simon Gonzales (Rosalie) of El Prado, Patsy Gonzales, Telesfor Gonzales (Carmen), Lee W. Gonzales (Adelita), JoAnn Trujillo (Leroy), and Beatriz Gonzales, wife of the late Juan I. Gonzales all of El Prado. She is also survived by her brother, Cristobal Cisneros, sisters, Emma Jeantete, Julia Romero, 34 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren and other family relatives. Rosary was recited on Friday, Sept. 14, 2001. Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001. Both services were held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment was held at Dolores Cemetery in El Prado. Pallbearers were Gerald Martinez, Anthony Gonzales, Terry Rael, Jose Gonzales, Xavier Gonzales and Roberto Trujillo. Honorary pallbearers were Stevie Gonzales, Dale Romero, Danny Gonzales, Joseph Gonzales and Benjamin Gonzales. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home in Taos. (The preceding obituary was extracted from The Taos News, September 20, 2001)

Gonzales, Cayetano
Cayetano Gonzales age 84 died in Durango, Colorado 16 Sept 1907. He was born in New Mexico. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Gonzales, Christine Struck
Christine Struck Gonzales, 46, of Taos passed away on Aug. 11, 2001. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jose Nick and Mercedes Struck, stepfather, Frank Mondragon, mother-in-law, Elaiza Gonzales, grandparents, Felipe and Josefita Vigil, Wallace Struck, Raquel and Herman Maes. She is survived by her husband, Robert, and their children, Natalie Struck (Andy Romero), Robbie Gonzales, Raquel Gonzales (Lorenzo Gallegos) and Benina Gonzales all of Taos. She is also survived by grandchildren, Lorenzo Gallegos, Andrea and Christina Romero, sister, Elsie Lopez (Uvaldo), brother, Nick Struck (Diana) all of Taos, godparents, George and Tina Ledoux of Santa Fe and Nancy Romero of Taos, numerous nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles and other relatives. Rosary was recited on Aug. 13, 2001, at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church in Ranchos de Taos. Funeral Mass was held on Aug. 14, 2001, at San Francisco de Taos Church. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. (The preceding obituary was extracted from The Taos News, August 16, 2001)

Gonzales, Clarissa
Earl and Clarissa Gonzales, Father, daughter beloved in Questa By Jonathan McDonald, The Taos News, September 9, 1999 QUESTA ­ The village is in shock. Earl and Clarissa Gonzales, a father and daughter, have been slain in their home. He was shot, and she was strangled. No one can believe it. Questa is used to drug violence, but not to random death, not to the killing of a child, not to the death of a father in his home. The 51-year-old man was remembered as a quiet resident who loved his daughter and helping his neighbors. His 9-year-old daughter, a fifth-grader at Alta Vista Elementary School, was remembered as a friendly and smart girl who smiled a lot. Earl Gonzales was not involved in drugs or crime, and "he was not a troublemaker," According to Questa Police Chief Frank Gallegos. This is the first case in 13 years Gallegos can remember being linked to Earl Gonzales. "Everybody knew him," Gallegos said. "He was well-liked." Gonzales worked for Rocky Mountain Youth Corps as a crew supervisor and, according to RMYC projects director Carl Colonius, helped restore 13 homes last year for the elderly. "He was enthusiastic and committed. He really gave a lot of thought to how to help his crews, how to provide more than just the practical education. He made real attempts to befriend and help his crew members," he said. This was evident at Tuesday's (Sept. 7) funeral for Gonzales, when several of the kids who worked on his crew showed up in Questa for the services. "That's pretty extraordinary in this day and age for young people to go pay their respects to an employer. That says a lot about the connection and the impact Earl had," Colonius said. While family and friends buried Earl Gonzales at the Pablito Cemetery in Questa, Clarissa Gonzales was buried in Las Animas, Colo., where her mother lives. The young girl also attended school in Colorado before transferring to Questa in second grade. Flags at Clarissa Gonzales' school flew at half-staff Friday (Sept. 3), and counselors were called in to talk with the children there. Clarissa's schoolmates worked on murals and art that will be used to decorate Alta Vista Elementary. Last year, Clarissa Gonzales won the top prize at the La Cienega Elementary School science fair. "She was a sweet little girl. She always smiled, and she went everywhere with her dad," said one Questa woman outside the Village Stop 'n' Go. She asked that she not be identified, saying she was scared the killer would see her name and possibly come after her. Former Questa Mayor Bobby Ortega also described the slain girl as delightful. "She was a lovable little girl," he said. As her father's boss, Colonius said, "She was a little light. She was one of those kids that was absolutely a pleasure to have kicking around your office." Reporter Staci Matlock contributed to this report.

Gonzales, Clorinda Cisneros
Clorinda C. Gonzales, Homemaker, Fantastic Mother, May 4, 1910 - Feb. 5, 2001, age 90, the mother of 13 children and a resident of Ridgway for the past six years, died Monday afternoon, Feb. 5, 2001, at her home in Ridgway. Clorinda Cisneros, one of 10 children and the daughter of Daniel Cisneros and Camilita (Romero) Cisneros, was born on May 4, 1910, in Questa, N.M., where she spent her childhood years, graduated from the eighth grade, and grew to adulthood. Clorinda married Isaac Martinez, with the marriage ending in divorce. Isaac died in January of 1970. In 1956, she was joined in marriage with John Gonzales. John preceded Clorinda in death on April 9, 1998. She lived in Questa, N.M.; Reseda, Calif.; and Grand Junction prior to making her home in Ridgway six years ago, where she remained until the time of her death. Clorinda was a homemaker and a fantastic mother. She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church of Canoga Park, Calif. Among the many loves in Clorinda's life that brought her happiness were swimming, jogging, and sewing. Survivors who were blessed to share Clorinda's life include six sons: Pete Martinez, of La Mirada, Calif.; Tom Martinez and wife Miriam, of Ridgway; Johnny Martinez and wife Maria, of Simi Valley, Calif.; Max Martinez; Danny Martinez; Jimmy Martinez and wife Karen, all of Grand Junction; and four daughters: Elizabeth and husband Joe Garcia, of Calabasas, Calif.; Luyine Mondragon, of Newbury, Calif.; Diane and husband Joe Lopez, of Albuquerque, N.M.; and Geri and husband Dick Horne, of Montrose. Clorinda was the proud grandmother of 28 grandchildren and 47 great-grandchildren. Other family survivors include two brothers: Tino Cisneros and wife Ida, of Cerro, N.M.; Manuel Cisneros and wife Jenny, of Pacoima, Calif.; and one sister, Rose Padilla, of Tulsa, Okla. Also surviving are six stepsons: Julian Gonzales, Hubert Gonzales, Roger Gonzales, Johnny Gonzales, Claude Gonzales, Raymond Gonzales; and five stepdaughters: Hope, Celia, Alfonsa, Eva, and Gracie. Along with both of her parents and her husband, John, Clorinda was also preceded in death by one daughter, Geri's twin, Mary Mae Martinez, who died at birth; one son, Tony Martinez, who died on Feb. 4, 1989; five brothers: Pete, Samuel, J.B., Jimmy, Abel; and one sister, Agripina. Memorial Services in loving remembrance and to honor Clorinda's life will be officiated by Steve Millican on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 11 a.m. at the Christian Covenant Church in Montrose. The service will conclude at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: Alzheimer's Assn. - Rocky Mountain Chapter, In Memory of Clorinda Gonzales, 789 Sherman St., Suite 500, Denver, CO 80203-3532 or to the family to help with funeral expenses. Arrangements are being handled under the direction of Montrose Valley Funeral Home.

Gonzales, Debra
Debra (Debbie) Gonzales age 11 years old. Resident of Taos, NM. died June 28,1968 in an Albuquerque NM Hospital. She is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Gonzales who survive her and a brother Michael Gonzales; sisters Elena and Feliciana Gonzales; Grandmother Mrs. Rosaura T. Gonzales and Mrs. Eutimia Fresquez. Taos News July 11,1968 11 & 12. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Gonzales, Delferio
Delferio Gonzales, 91, of Taos, where he resided for the last ten years, passed away on July 25, 2005. He was born on May 21, 1914 in Questa. He is preceded in death by his parents, Maclovio and Rafaelita Gonzales, wife Domitila Gonzales, brothers, Alfonso, Adolfo, Elfido Chris and Charles Gonzales. He is survived by his wife, Martha; sons, Ken Gonzales (Ramona), Edmund Gonzales, daughters, Karen Martinez (Emilio) and Susan Olguin (Louis), seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Horacio Gonzales and sister, Lily White, as well as many nieces and nephews. Services were held on Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at Taos Assembly of God, 305 Burch St. Funeral service were on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at Taos Assembly of God with interment to follow at the Taos Assembly of God Cemetery located on Paseo del Pueblo Norte.

Gonzales, Dionicia Cordova de
Dionicia Cordova de Gonzales of Valdez, NM. died 28 May 1907 at her residence. She suffered from Pulmonia (Pneumonia). She is survived by her husband Encarnacion Gonzales; Parents Remedios Gonzales and Seferina B. Gonzales, and a 7 year old son (Name not listed). La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Gonzales, Dora T.
Dora T. Gonzales, 81, of Taos passed away on Nov. 10, 2001. She was a member of Guadalupanas, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Sacred Heart Society and Hermana of the Morada in Ranchos. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Tomas Gonzales and children, Nora Maestas (Joe) of Grand Junction, Colo., Dianna T. Portillo (Manuel), Lorella Salazar (Ernest Martinez), Arthur T. Gonzales (Rose), Annette Vigil and Angel Trujillo (Fred) all of Taos. She is also survived by ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and brother, Henry Grant (Lucy) of Bernalillo. Rosaries were held on Nov. 11, 2001, at Rivera Chapel and Nov. 12, 2001, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Funeral Mass was held on Nov. 13, 2001, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Interment was held on Nov. 14, 2001, at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers were her grandchildren. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. (The preceding obituary was etracted from The Taos News, November 15, 2001).

Gonzales, Earl
Earl and Clarissa Gonzales, Father, daughter beloved in Questa By Jonathan McDonald, The Taos News, September 9, 1999 QUESTA ­ The village is in shock. Earl and Clarissa Gonzales, a father and daughter, have been slain in their home. He was shot, and she was strangled. No one can believe it. Questa is used to drug violence, but not to random death, not to the killing of a child, not to the death of a father in his home. The 51-year-old man was remembered as a quiet resident who loved his daughter and helping his neighbors. His 9-year-old daughter, a fifth-grader at Alta Vista Elementary School, was remembered as a friendly and smart girl who smiled a lot. Earl Gonzales was not involved in drugs or crime, and "he was not a troublemaker," According to Questa Police Chief Frank Gallegos. This is the first case in 13 years Gallegos can remember being linked to Earl Gonzales. "Everybody knew him," Gallegos said. "He was well-liked." Gonzales worked for Rocky Mountain Youth Corps as a crew supervisor and, according to RMYC projects director Carl Colonius, helped restore 13 homes last year for the elderly. "He was enthusiastic and committed. He really gave a lot of thought to how to help his crews, how to provide more than just the practical education. He made real attempts to befriend and help his crew members," he said. This was evident at Tuesday's (Sept. 7) funeral for Gonzales, when several of the kids who worked on his crew showed up in Questa for the services. "That's pretty extraordinary in this day and age for young people to go pay their respects to an employer. That says a lot about the connection and the impact Earl had," Colonius said. While family and friends buried Earl Gonzales at the Pueblito Cemetery in Questa, Clarissa Gonzales was buried in Las Animas, Colo., where her mother lives. The young girl also attended school in Colorado before transferring to Questa in second grade. Flags at Clarissa Gonzales' school flew at half-staff Friday (Sept. 3), and counselors were called in to talk with the children there. Clarissa's schoolmates worked on murals and art that will be used to decorate Alta Vista Elementary. Last year, Clarissa Gonzales won the top prize at the La Cienega Elementary School science fair. "She was a sweet little girl. She always smiled, and she went everywhere with her dad," said one Questa woman outside the Village Stop 'n' Go. She asked that she not be identified, saying she was scared the killer would see her name and possibly come after her. Former Questa Mayor Bobby Ortega also described the slain girl as delightful. "She was a lovable little girl," he said. As her father's boss, Colonius said, "She was a little light. She was one of those kids that was absolutely a pleasure to have kicking around your office." Reporter Staci Matlock contributed to this report.

Gonzales, Efren
October 18, 2005 Efren Gonzales, 82, of Arroyo Seco passed away on October 18, 2005. He is preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Adelida Gonzales, his brother, Benito Gonzales, his sister, Mary Martinez and his granddaughter, Sarah Michelle Gonzales. He is survived by his wife, Adela Gonzales, children, Rayes Gonzales and Jimmy Gonzales (Berlinda), grandchildren, Dominic Silva, Anna Marie, Jeannie Garcia, Angelo, Adrian Gonzales and Juan Steven Romero, his sister, Josephine Barth (William) of Albuquerque. Rosary was recited on Sunday, October 23, 2005 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Arroyo Seco. Funeral mass was held on Monday, October 24, 2005 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment was held at Arroyo Seco Cemetery.

Gonzales, Elfido
Elfido Gonzales age 73, Resident of Questa, NM. died Aug 8, 1968 in Albuquerque, NM.He is survived by his wife Ofrecina D. Gonzales; Sons Fred, Delfino and Jaime Gonzales; Daughter Mrs. Ofelia J. Arellano. Taos News Aug 15,1968 A 2. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Gonzales, Elisea
Elisea Gonzales age 84. Resident of Vadito,NM. died at home 14, Aug 1968. She is survived by her brother Abran Gonzales; Sisters Mrs. Natividad Lopez, Mrs. Sofia Lopez and Mrs. Cidelia Zamora. Taos News Sept 26, 1968 B 4. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Gonzales, Eloy
Eloy Gonzales age 24 of Arroyo Hondo, NM. died 15 Feb 1907 at 9:00 AM of Fiebre Pnemonia (Fever Pneumonia). He was the only male child of Tobial R. Gonzales and Petrita L. de Gonzales. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Gonzales, Elsia
Elsia Gonzales age 84 Resident of Vadito, NM. Date of death not listed. Funeral Services held Aug 16,1968. Survived by a brother Abran Gonzales; sisters Mrs.Natividad Lopez, Mrs. Sofia Lopez and Mrs. Cidilia Zamora. Taos News. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Gonzales, Emma
Emma Gonzales, 89, of Chamisal died Thursday January 22, 2004. She was preceded in death by her husband Facundo Gonzales, daughter Jocelyn, son Rufino and brothers Melendrino, Amadeo, George, Maclovio, Otoniel and Alberto Lopez. She is survived by her children, Lucy St. John and husband Luis Valdez and Avelio Gonzales and wife Marcella; six grandchildren; and many other relatives. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Taos. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the same church with burial to follow at Chamisal Cemetery. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. Journal North, January 27, 2004

Gonzales, Felix E.
Felix E. Gonzales, age 72, was born in Taos, NM. January 4, 1930 and passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 16, 2002 in Belen.? He was born to Leandro and Cleotilde Gonzales who have preceded him in death. Mr. Gonzales is survived by his children, Elizabeth Garcia, Vangie Gonzales, Cleo Marquez, and Felix A. Gonzales and wife, Tammy; and their children, Anthony Gonzales, Cleo Marquez, Evangeline Gonzales, and Elizabeth Garcia all of Albuquerque, NM.; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, many other family and friends who loved and will miss him.?? Services will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Taos.? A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, 2002. Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, July 19, 2002, with burial to follow.? Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. Albuq. 505-343-8008.   ABQJournal July 18, 2002

Gonzales, Feliz
Questa- Feliz Gonzales, 87 of Questa, died July 21, 2006.  She was born to Jose Eladio and Luz Bailon on October 23, 1918, and married Alejandro Jose Gonzales August on 29,1938 In Costilla, NM.  Her hobbies included cooking, arts and crafts, pottery and sewing.Feliz, belonged to the Senior Olympics and Los Abuelitos. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, five brothers; Ernestino Bailon, Felimon Bailon, Gilbert Bailon, Bernabe Bailon, Elix Bailon, one sister; Elodia Aragon. She is survived by one brother; Joe Bailon of Albuquerque, one sister; Ruth Gonzales of Questa, three sons; Maurice (Velva) Gonzales of Albuquerque, Alex Jr. (Norma) Gonzales of Las Vegas, Nevada, Ricky Gonzales of Questa, two daughters; Rita J. Rael of Questa, Lydia (Juan) Aguirre of Questa, NM, sixteen grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and lots of nephews and nieces. A viewing was held at the Weylen's Funeral Home Chapel from 1:00 pm thru 5:00 pm in Questa, NM Rosary was held on Monday, July 24 at 7:00 pm at St Anthony's Catholic Church in Questa, NM. The Funeral Mass was held on Tuesday, July 25 at 10:00 AM at St Anthony's Catholic Church in Questa, NM, followed by a burial at St. Anthony's Cemetery in Questa. Arrangements were made with Weylen's Funeral Home in Questa, NM

Gonzales, Gilbert R.
Gilbert R. Gonzales, 85 Gilbert R. Gonzales of Questa passed away on December 20, 2009 in Pueblo,Colorado.  He was born to Daniel and Adelida Gonzales on August 22, 1924 in Questa.  Gilbert served in the US Army and was  a member of the VFW Post 7688.  He was Post Quartermaster from 1996-1998. Gilbert is survived by his two sons; Floyd Gonzales and Daniel (Reyna) Gonzales both of Questa, three daughters; Carol (Ramon) Salinas of Nashville, Tennessee, Suzanne (Donald) Ortega of Pueblo, Colorado, Angelique (Marcus) Mascarenas of Questa, twelve Grandchildren, Matthew, Sherry, Gabriel, Christina, Jason, Katrina, Danessa Gonzales, Erica Gonzales-Gallegos, Jennifer Clark, Marcos Ortega, Andrew Jeanette, Marcus Mascarenas, five great grandchildren, Derik and Dominic Gallegos, Seresa Lombardeaux, Marissa Gonzales, Joaquin Clark,  two brothers; George (Adelires) Gonzales of Grand Junction, CO, Don Gonzales of Deming, NM and numerous nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his wife Josie Gonzales,  son Earl Gonzales,  granddaughter Clarissa Gonzales, sister Lola Frampton.  Viewing and Visitation was Thursday, December 24, 2009 from 1-6 PM at Weylen's Funeral Home Chapel in Questa.  A Rosary was held on Thursday, December 24, 2009 at 6: 00 PM also at Weylen's Funeral Home Chapel and another Rosary on Friday, December 25, 2009 at 6:00 PM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Cerro.  The Funeral Mass was held  on Saturday, December 26, 2009 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Cerro with burial followed at El Pueblito Cemetery in Questa.  Arrangements were made with Weylen's Funeral Home of Questa.

Gonzales, Guadalupe S.
Guadalupe S. Gonzales, 79, of Talpa died Tuesday, 1-2-2001. She is survived by her sons, Levi Gonzales of Taos and Carlos Gonzales of Salt Lake City; daughters Micelle Vargas and Carmen Brown, both of Taos; and numerous other relatives. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at Lujan's Funeral Home in Taos. Another rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Taos. Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. Lujan's Funeral Home, Taos. (The preceding obituary was extracted from The Albuquerque Journal, January 4, 2001.)

Gonzales, Holly Mariah
Holly Mariah Gonzales, 11, of Red River died Tuesday, 5-15-2001, while undergoing experimental treatment during her courageous battle with a brain tumor. She was a sixth grade student at Red River Elementary School. Through her trials and perseverance an appropriation has been established through the state of New Mexico for experimental treatment for children afflicted by this type of illness. She is survived by her parents Edward and Gerri Gonzales; sisters, Talisa Gonzales of Norfork, Va., and Amy Gonzales of Red River; brother, Sean Gonzales of Red River; grandparents, Charles and Alta Stephan of Dagmar, Mont.; and numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral services at 2 p.m. Monday at the Faith Mountain Fellowship in Red River. Burial will follow at the Red River Cemetery. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home, Taos. (The preceding obituary was extracted from The Albuquerque Journal, May 18, 2001)

Gonzales, Joaquin "Jack"
Guards, jail boss exchange allegations over problems By Sara Ford, The Taos News, December 2, 1999 The truth surrounding the events involving the death of Joaquin "Jack" Gonzales, 42, who died shortly after he was jailed in the Taos County detention facility on Nov. 20, or Andrew Martinez's escape from an inmate work detail Nov. 18 may not be known until two separate investigations being conducted by the New Mexico State Police are completed. In the meantime, hard feelings and nasty allegations are surfacing between county officials and a number of detention officers who have been suspended or resigned. The finger-pointing began almost immediately after Martinez eluded two detention officers watching him and nine other inmates rake leaves around the county courthouse complex. District Judge Glenn Ellington held county public safety director Ambrose Mascareñas in contempt of court. The public safety director immediately made his case before the media, blaming guard Modesta Cisneros for allowing Martinez, a flight risk accused of murder, outside. He also alleged the escape was an "inside job." While Cisneros has remained mum ever since the escape, her fellow officers quickly came to her defense, in particular Joe Rodriguez, president of the local chapter of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the county employee union. Rodriguez said that none of the guards at the Taos County detention facility would take money to help an inmate escape, especially not his inmate. "This man that escaped (Andrew Martinez) is accused of killing a law enforcement officer's brother, and there is no way that any of us would have let this guy go for any reason," Rodriguez said. Martinez is accused of killing Chris Medina in October. Medina's brother, Rick Medina, is a Taos County deputy sheriff. Angry at the allegations and concerned about safety conditions in the jail, Rodriguez resigned Nov. 23. "I resigned because of the unsafe conditions at the facilities that were created by Ambrose Mascareñas," Rodriguez said. The former detention officer charges that Mascareñas has failed to provide adequate staffing, failed to train new guards adequately and allowed inmates to violate jail policies by wearing their own clothing, jewelry and bringing food into the facility. Mascareñas, who has had his job only four months, claims he inherited many of the jail's problems. As far as staffing is concerned, the county's tight budget restricted overtime. As the war of sound bites and quotes escalated prior to Martinez's capture, both sides dug in. Union members contacted AFSCME officials and attorneys, while the county suspended five jailers with pay. Three of the jailers were on duty when Martinez escaped. They are Cisneros, who was working in the jail at the time of the escape, and Roy Abeyta and Rick Trujillo, work detail guards. Detention officers Chris Trujillo and Miguel Suazo were on duty when Gonzales died and have been suspended. Jailer Frank Romero also resigned. In one notification of suspension obtained by The Taos News, Mascareñas informed one of the suspended guards that his continued employment created a substantial risk of harm to the citizens of Taos County. Mascareñas called for the guard's termination. While the guards are refusing to comment on the death of Gonzales because it is under investigation, they allege that it was Mascareñas who ordered Martinez out without shackles that morning and allowed prisoners to wear sweat suits instead of jail garb. "Ambrose Mascareñas instructed myself, Rick Trujillo, Chris Trujillo and Frank Romero not to use the shackles with those guys because it was too hard for them to walk around. I think the word was inhumane that he used," Rodriguez said. Cisneros, the jailer on duty, selected Martinez for the work detail, Mascareñas said. "I told them (detention officers) before. If you take these people out, you shackle them ... a murderer has to be shackled," Mascareñas said. While county attorney Dale Morrison has issued a memo preventing county employees from talking about the jail incidents ­ the attorney said the gag order will contain rumors and keep information factual ­ union representative John LaBombard said Morrison's gag order will not prevent the ugly truth about the Taos County jail from surfacing. A pre-disciplinary hearing for the suspended officers is scheduled Tuesday (Dec. 7). ** GONZALES, Joachin - A father remembers By Inez Russell, The Taos News, May 11, 2001 Willie Gonzales, before he will talk at length about his son, Joaquin Gonzales, wants you to know about his other children. One is a mathematician, another an insurance executive. Still another is a court reporter, and so on and so on. He said simply, "Our children are all well set up." "I tell you this," Gonzales said, "because I want you to know. Jack was from good people. He was good people." Those people say their son, their brother didn't deserve to die in the Taos County jail. What's worse for Gonzales and other family members is that they don't believe the man they called Jack died naturally. They believe Joaquin "Jack" Gonzales was killed. Now that Taos County has settled a civil lawsuit brought by Gonzales' ex-wife, who is the mother of his two boys, Willie Gonzales wants to see a criminal case move forward. "I want John Paternoster's number," Gonzales said, speaking of the Eighth Judicial District Attorney. "I want to get on his case to see what he's going to do to prosecute what I think is a murderer." In the meantime, he wants the people of Taos to know his son as his family knew him, as a loving son, brother, talented artist and dedicated father. "He hadn't had any trouble as long as they took him to get his medication," Gonzales said of his son in an interview from his Silver City home. That, unfortunately, was the trouble for Joaquin Gonzales. He didn't take the Dilantin he needed to function. When he went off his medication, he had severe seizures, the kind he was having the night he died. He had other psychiatric troubles that compounded his illness. It wasn't always so. "He went through high school, and before graduation, he was offered an engineering scholarship. They pressed him and pressed him and pressed him because of his brains and ability," Gonzales said. "He had a lot of potential. He had a wonderful brain." A father's memories: Days when his son pitched Peewee League Baseball, motorcycle races, a boy so stubborn he refused medical treatment after receiving a football injury that most likely triggered his epilepsy. "I forget at what age they put them in the Peewee League, 6 or 7 years old, and he was made a pitcher," Gonzales remembered. "The other boys would crash into Jack, running into him. Pretty soon he had a bloody nose with snot on it and dirt on it. He was bleeding, but not badly ... I'm not one to interfere. I let him go on and on. The score was 55-56, and Jack stuck it out all the way. He came to the bleachers where we were at, we got the towel and started cleaning him and he got a standing ovation. He was just that way. He was not a quitter. He always wanted to excel." That became harder as his epilepsy took hold of his life, especially when Joaquin Gonzales either wouldn't or couldn't afford to take his medicine. It was hard at the beginning of his illness, as well. Willie Gonzales' long-time employer refused to cover the medicine his son needed. "I worked extra at my building trade, and I worked at the mine," Gonzales said. "I worked four years straight graveyard while working on the outside during the day (to buy it)." But still, Gonzales lived his life, playing sports and staying active. Despite good grades in high school, his father said, "He was an honor student. All my children were honor students" -- Gonzales chose a different path. He moved to Taos and began working with his hands, as his father had taught him. He started a teepee business with a friend, then went into contracting and building. He built furniture, walls, fireplaces ­ many beautiful things, things his family still treasures. But his life became increasingly hard. "It got bad," his father said, "because we are so far away. He was up there, and by now, he had a wife and two kids." Those kids, says Willie Gonzales, meant the world to his son. "That was his pride and joy, forever and forever. He wanted to take care of them so badly," Gonzales said. "The epilepsy and the stress started working on him so badly that it just tore him to pieces." His family never quit on Joaquin Gonzales. They helped him find places to live, paid for his medicine, loaned him a truck. When they were worried he couldn't drive, his parents bought him a bike. They did this three times, because Gonzales' bikes kept getting stolen. His luck kept getting worse, and finally on Nov. 20, 1999, Joaquin Gonzales' luck ran out. Instead of going to the hospital where he could receive treatment, he went to jail. Less than an hour after being booked in, he was found unconscious in his cell. His family is still in shock. They have their memories, and they have an apology from Taos County. His sons will be taken care of by the financial settlement in the case. All that's left for Willie Gonzales is to wonder whether there will be justice for Joaquin Gonzales. "I don't know whether it would be worth the time and trouble, but I would like to have some satisfaction of some kind," Gonzales said. "What was done to our son was wrong, wrong, wrong. "This happened, and we're still devastated."

Gonzales, Jose Dela Luz
Jose Dela Luz Gonzales age 64 of Arroyo Seco, NM. died at his residence 12 April 1907 6:00 PM. He was born in Los Cordovas 23 Dec 1843. He married Maria Eleonarda Baca 22 Nov 1860. Who survive him, Also surviving him are his children: Tomas, Enrique and Bernabe Gonzales and a daughter (Name not listed) wife of Emilio Mares. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Gonzales, Jose Santos
Jose Santos Gonzales age 23 years, 6 months and 5 days of Wagon Mound, NM. died 20 Dec 1909 at 4:30 AM. Son of Sabino Gonzales and Manuelita M. de Gonzales. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Gonzales, Juanita Gomez
Juanita Gomez age 59 of Pina, NM. died 9 Feb 1907. Wife of Vicente Gonzales. Survivors also include son Agapito Gonzales; Daughter Josefita, Francisquita and Sencionita Gonzales. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Gonzales, Julia M.
Julia M. Gonzales September 29, 2005 Julia Medina Gonzales, 81 a long time resident of El Prado passed away on September 29, 2005. She is preceded in death by her husband, Patricio Gonzales, her children, Rita Gonzales, Louis Gonzales and Charlie Gonzales, her sister, Polly Montoya, brothers-in-law, Lolo Montoya and George Chavez and sister-in-law, Mage Gonzales. She is survived by her children, Arthur Gonzales (Olivia), Patricia Gonzales, her grandchildren, Michelle Gonzales, Angela Gomez (Carl), Janis Gonzales (Joe) and Roberto Trujillo, her great grandchildren, Elijah Martinez, Jazlyn Gonzales, Sierra Martinez, Jared Gonzales, her sister, Cleo Cisneros (Chris), brother, Joe Medina (Julia), brothers-in-law Frank Gonzales, Manual Gonzales (Tere) and Ted Gonzales, sisters-in-law Adelina Gonzales and Mela Chavez, numerous nephews, nieces and many close friends. A rosary will be recited Sunday, October 02, 2005 at 7 PM at Our Lady of the Guadalupe Catholic Church in Taos. A mass will be held Monday, October 03, 2005 at 10 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe. Interment will follow at the Doloris Cemetery.

Gonzales, Juliana M.
Juliana "Julia" M. Gonzales, 92, of Des Montes passed away on March 14, 2006. She is preceded in death by her infant son, Juan Gonzales Jr., parents, Juan B. & Maria Eulogia Martinez, brothers, Vidal and Ismael Martinez and sister, Evilia Martinez. She is survived by her husband, Juan A. Gonzales, children, Priscilla Martinez (Gilbert) of Arroyo Seco, Connie DeVargas (Pete) of Santa Fe, Bernice Cordova (Fernando) of Taos and Mary Ellen Trujillo (Richard Avina) of Pueblo, CO. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Rosary was on March 16, 2006 a at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Arroyo Seco. Funeral mass was held on March 17, 2006 at Holy Trinity Church. Interment followed at Santa Fe National Cemetery.

Gonzales, Leona Fresquez
Leona Fresquez Gonzales, our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother has gone to be with our Lord on Friday, February 11, 2000 in Albuquerque, NM. She was born on June 231, 1918 to Fidel and Emilina Fresquez in Taos, NM. At three months old she lost both her parents to influenza and lived with her grandparents for eight years and then came to live with her foster Mother, Helen Davis Baca in Albuquerque, NM. She graduated from Albuquerque High School in 1936. Leona married Eloy P. Gonzales on December 12, 1937 and they spent most of their lives in Mountainair and Estancia, NM, where they raised six children. She is survived by four daughters and son-in-law, Mary Helen Miranda of Mountainair, NM, Marian and Lorenzo Bernal of Estancia, NM, Christine Jantz of Estancia, and Victoria Gonzales of Clovis, NM; two sons and daughter-in-laws, Eloy Joe and Catherine Gonzales of Albuquerque, NM and Richard and Clorinda Gonzales of Estancia, NM; nine grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Leona was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Eloy; her in-laws, Juan and Delfina Gonzales and three grandsons, Larry, Eddie and Raymond Miranda. At the age of fifty-two she went to work at the Estancia Public Schools. The first five years as a teachers aid, and then as a cafeteria cashier for fifteen years, and retired at the age of seventy-two. She loved her job and boss, Stanley Newton. Leona was talented in many crafts, cooking, baking, embroidery, knitting, crocheting, and bead work. She was a great teacher and was always willing to teach anyone who wanted to learn. She loved her flowers and had a beautiful flower garden every summer. She will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. also at the Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, February 14, 2000, 10:00 a.m. at Saint Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Father Daniel Balizan officiating. Burial will follow in the Estancia Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Lucinda Lopez, Yvette Bernal, Sonya Weisbrot, Lorenzo Bernal, Juan Fidel Jantz, Heather Ann Jantz, and Lisa Marie Gonzales. Honorary pallbearers will be Tina Bradshaw, George Miranda, Annette Miranda and Adam Chavez. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Harris-Hanlon Mortuary in Mountainair, NM.  ABQ Journal Sun February 13, 2000

Gonzales, Leonarda B.
Leonarda B. Gonzales age 65 of Arroyo Seco, NM. died 12 March 1915. She was the mother of Enrigue Gonzales, Bernabe Gonzales and Juanita G. de Mares. Buried 13 March 1915 in the Arroyo Seco, NM Cemetery. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Gonzales, Loretta H.
Loretta H. Gonzales, 79, of Taos died Thursday, 11-2-2000. She was born Oct. 1, 1921, to Fred and Antonia Hassing in Mt. Angel, Ore. She was a Taos businesswoman for many years. She owned and operated Loretta's Dress Shop for 25 years. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert E. Gonzales. She is survived by her daughter, Connie Ann and husband Tom Kesner; grandson, Daniel; brother, Oswald Hassing of Mt. Angel, Ore.; sisters Constance Doshas of Olkdale, Calif., Mary Louise Billengton of Eugene, Ore., Florance Conroy of Petaluma, Calif., Francis Hauth of Beaverton, Ore., and Bertha Heisler of Salem, Ore. Memorial services at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Pentecostal Church of God in Taos. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home, Taos. (The preceding obituary was extracted from The Albuquerque Journal, November 7, 2000)

Gonzales, Luis
Taos Review News. Thur 18 April. Luis Gonzales of Arroyo Seco, NM died 29 March 1940 at 12:40 PM. He was born in Pojoaque, Santa Fe County NM in 1850. He came to Arroyo Seco, Taos County NM where he married Teresita Duran in 1874. They had 7 children. Surviving his wife 80 years old, name not listed; Sons Juan F., Ambrosio and Bernabe Gonzales; Daughters Genoveva and Sencionita Gonzales. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Gonzales, Lydia F.
Lydia F. Gonzales December 13, 2006 LYDIA F. GONZALES, 90, of Las vegas, New Mexico formally of Tres Piedras, New Mexico died Wednesday Dec. 13, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of over 60 years Gilbert G. Gonzales. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her children, Richard (Lee)Gonzales, Locadio (Rosilia) Gonzales, Felix Gonzales, Virginia (Jim) Thompson, Margaret (Winston) Jowers, Tina (Martin) Moss, Phillip (Patricia) Gonzales, Louie Gonzales, Bert (Illona) Gonzales, Carlos Gonzales, and 16 grand children and 16 great grand children and 2 great great grand children. Rosary was recited on Friday, December 15, 2006 at Rivera Chapel. Funeral mass was held on Saturday, December 16, 2006 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Tres Piedras. Interment was held at Tres Piedras Cemetery.

Gonzales, Maria Beatrice
Maria Beatrice Gonzales age 79. Resident of Chamisal, NM. died in Leadville, Colorado Oct 13,1968. She was the daughter of the late Pedro and Virginia Trujillo. Survived by her son Jose R. Laurato; Daughters Mrs. Olivia Rangel and Mrs. Otila Mestas; Niece Mrs. Mercedes Maes. Taos News Oct 24,1968 9 & Oct 31,1968 10. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Gonzales, Maria J.
October 4, 2005 Maria J. Gonzales, 93, of Penasco passed away on October 4, 2005. She is preceded in death by her son Ernesto Gonzales and husband Ramon Jose Gonzales. She is survived by her children, Ramon O. Gonzales, Loyde Gonzales, Lee Gonzales, Edward Gonzales, Sadie Williams, Rosie Flores, her brother, Porfirio Barela and sisters, Feioniz Arguella and Teresa Barela. There was a visitation on October 8, 2005 at Rivera Chapel followed by a rosary. A rosary was recited on October 9, 2005 at St. Antonia de Padua in Penasco. Mass was held on Monday, October 11, 2005 also at St. Antonia de Padua. Interment followed at Placitas Cemetery.

Gonzales, Petra Martinez
Petra Martinez was killed by her husband Cresencio Gonzales 19 Feb 1907. He had just returned from Colorado the 18th of Feburary. He struck her on the head and fractured her skull. He locked his dying wife in the house, took two children and fled to the house of Manuel Martinez about 2 miles from Embudo,NM and about 1- 1/2 miles from Ojo Sarco, (Rio Arriba County) NM. Where he was arrested and he said he must have been crazy when he killed his wife but that he was fine now. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Gonzales, Placida Vigil de
Placida Vigil de Gonzales age 42 from Antonito Colo.died at her residence 9:30 PM 4 March 1909. Survivors Husband Eliseo Gonzales; Daughters Eutilia and Florina Gonzales. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Gonzales, Prescilla M.
Prescilla M. Gonzales, 58, of Dixon died Tuesday, 7-11-2000, following a lengthy illness. She was born April 12, 1942. She was preceded in death by her son, Arthur P. Gonzales; parents Eloy and Fedelina Gonzales; and a brother, Eloy Gonzales Jr. She is survived by her husband, Ernesto Gonzales Sr. of Dixon; children Esther Garcia and husband Pedro of Alcalde, Julia Romero and husband Leroy of Dixon, Lorraine Gonzales Rivera and husband Raul of La Mesilla, Ernesto Gonzales Jr. and wife Anita of Peñasco, and Jeanette Casaus and husband Kenneth of Rio Rancho; sisters Ofelia Gonzales, Elva Romero and husband Ernest, Ruby Medina and husband Ralph, Lupita Romero and husband Robert, and Bertha Gonzales, all of Dixon, and Helen Griego and husband Gilbert of Peñasco; Leo Griego and wife Gloria of Albuquerque; 12 grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. She was cremated. Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Cañoncito. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Seventh Day Adventist Church Cemetery. DeVargas Funeral Home, Española. (The preceding obituary was extracted from The Albuquerque Journal, July 13, 2000)

Gonzales, Rebecca Velarde
August 06, 2000, The Santa Fe New Mexican, Page: B-2, REBECCA VELARDE GONZALES, Age 90, a native of Santa Fe passed away in San Diego, CA on August 3, 2000. She was born October 27, 1909, before the arrival of statehood in the Territory of New Mexico, to Camila Giron and Telesfor Velarde at Las Cienegitas. As a child she attended St. Francis Catholic Parochial School, and as a young lady worked for the White Swan Laundry before her marriage to Frank G.Gonzales on June 29, 1933 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Enduring the difficult times of a divorced parent during the late 1940's and into the mid 1960's, she worked for Rawley's Bakery as an icer, domestic help, child care, and as a moccasin stitcher for Lazar Bros. to support her four children, ending her working years as a tray girl at the old St. Vincent Hospital. Eventually she was lured from Santa Fe by her younger daughter who, as a member of the Armed Forces, shared with her the adventure of motoring cross country in an MG as change in military duty stations dictated their life style. She quickly became the Jet-Set Grandmother. An easy smile, the proud tilt to her head and the bold determination to prove "It's a great life if you don't weaken.......and I ain't about to weaken" gave her children the inner strength to pursue their goals with that same spirit. From her kitchen the art of tortillas, tamales and biscochitos was passed on to her granddaughters with that deep cultural pride that she possessed. Her language was colorful and blunt with a truth that could chill. When confronted with the old Spanish proverbs that she introduced with "Mama siempre decia....." any member of this large and extended family knew her wrath was about to descend. Her powerful and graphic moral lectures were never forgotten and never taken lightly. Rebecca went on to raise granddaughters, Francine Ingrid Shore and Sabrina Ginger Shore both of California. She is preceded in death by the father of her children, her parents, sisters: Rosarita Apodaca and Julia Romero; and brothers: Nicholas and Vicente Velarde. She is survived by her children: Gladys M. Oakeley and husband Robert of Taos, Frances Iola Shore USMC Ret. of California, Jerry Gonzales and wife Sheryl of Indiana, and Thomas Frank Gonzales and wife Judy of Washington state; grandchildren: Wayne Shaw Gonzales and Jeffrey Shaw Gonzales both of Manchester, England, LCDR Katrina Oakeley-Chancellor and husband Christopher, L.T. Robert B. Oakeley and wife Kelly of Virginia, Patrick Field Oakeley and wife Agnes and Rebecca Nicole Francesca Dolores Oakeley of Taos, Vicente Gonzales and Lisa Gonzales-Chapman and husband Don of Washington state, Michael Anthony Gonzales and wife Tiffany of Albuquerque, Jerry Frank Gonzales and Kathy Gonzales of Indiana; 15 great-grandchildren; sisters: Christine Velarde and Gregorita Martinez of Santa Fe; nieces and nephews: Mabel Apodaca of Santa Fe with whom she enjoyed a very dear friendship, Epimenia Garcia and Louie Apodaca of California, Maria Chavez, Dorothy Quintana, Eloy Velarde, Gilbert Velarde, Virginia Romero, Sister Josephine Romero, Consuelo Duran and husband Antonio, Robert C de Baca and wife Consuelo of Santa Fe, David Romero and wife Consuelo, Victor Bustos and wife Erminda of Albuquerque, Elmer Martinez of Washington state; and 67 grand-nieces and nephews. We include in our family Marlene Moya-Arsola of Santa Fe, who enjoyed a nurturing and extraordinary childhood at the hands of this firm disciplinarian and proud woman of high principles and great love. Rebecca was a member of La Union Protectiva Feminina as was her mother before her. Arrangements are under the direction of McGee Memorial Chapel.

Gonzales, Richard
Richard Gonzales, 86, of Taos died Sunday, 1-16-2000. He retired as manager of the Taos Airport in 1978. He was the owner of Richard's Taxi Service. He was preceded in death by his brothers Victoriano, Alfonzo and Ramon Gonzales; and sister, Martha Mares. He is survived by his children Leroy Gonzales and wife Dorothy of Peñasco, Anna Marie Duran and husband Frank of Albuquerque, Richard Gonzales Jr. and wife JoAnne of Tucson, and Jesus R. Gonzales and wife Julia of Taos; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sisters Placida Maestas, Dela Sanchez and husband Gabino, Teodorita Romero and husband Macario, Mary Leyba and Matilde Roybal; and brother, Eloy Gonzales and wife Onecima. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home in Taos. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Peñasco. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at the same church. Burial will follow at the Vidal Maestas Cemetery in Rodarte. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home, Taos. (The preceding obituary was extracted from The Albuquerque Journal, January 18, 2000)

Gonzales, Ricky
Ricky Gonzales, 49, of Taos, New Mexico born June 17, 1961 Formally of Questa, New Mexico passed away on July 17, 2010 at Holy Cross Hospital due to a lengthy illness. He is preceded in death by his parents Alejandro and Felicita Gonzales of Questa, brother Alex Gonzales Jr. of Las Vegas, Nevada.  He is survived by his girlfriend Blanca Leal of Taos, daughter Shawniece of Albuquerque, son Eziekel of Taos, brother Maurice (Velva) Gonzales Sr., sister Rita Rael (Elizardo), sister-is-law Norma Gonzales of Las Vegas, Nevada, sister Lydia (Juan) Aguirre, nieces and nephews; Maurice Jr. and Edward Gonzales of Albuquerque, Robert (Tanya) and Christopher Gonzales of Las Vegas, Nevada, Lorrie (Joseph) Gutierrez of Taos, Valerie (Eric) Henderson of Las Vegas, Nevada, Yvonne (Michael) Carmichael of Las Vegas, Nevada, Jerri Lynn (Aaron) Lofink of Las Vegas, Nevada, Rita (Michael) Jackson of Las Vegas, Nevada, Annette (Rodney) Selph of Las Vegas, Nevada, Nannette Selph (Paul) of Las Vegas, New Mexico, Dixie Selph (Ron) of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Felicia Castillo (Joseph) of Taos, and lots of other relatives and friends. Memorial Service was held on Wednesday July 21, 2010 at 10:00 AM at Weylen's Funeral Home Chapel in Questa

Gonzales, Teresita Duran
Taos Review News. Thur 28 Nov 1940, Teresita Duran de Gonzales of Arroyo Seco, NM died Tuesday night ( 26 Nov 1940) Not to long ago her son Ambrosio Gonzales also died. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Gonzales, Theodore
Theodore "Ted" Gonzales May 21, 2006 Theodore "Ted" Gonzales, Ret. Sgt. 1st Class, 72, of Ranchos de Taos passed away on May 21, 2006. He retired from the US Military and served in the Korean Conflict. He is preceded in death by his grandson, Lorenzo Maestas Jr., brothers, Pat Gonzales and George Chavez. He is survived by the mother of his children, Adelina "Addie" Gonzales, children, Jean Gonzales, Earl Gonzales, Deborah Anglada (Thomas) and Joanne Gonzales. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, brothers, Frank Gonzales (Margaret) and Manuel Gonzales (Teresa), sister in law, Manuelita Chavez and many other relatives. Rosary was recited on May 25, 2006 at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church. Funeral mass was held May 26, 2006 at San Francisco de Asis Church. Interment was held at Jesus Nazareno Cemetery.

Gonzales, Tobias
Tobias Gonzales of Arroyo Hondo, NM died Tuesday of this week (1 Oct 1907). He was the son of the recently deceased Jose dela Luz Gonzales. He had suffered for over 3 years with a debilitating unknown illness. He died of a self inflicted cut on his throat with a barber's razor knife. In Feb of this year his only son died, he was 22 years old.2 Months past his father Jose dela Luz Gonzales also died. Survived by wife Petra Lucero. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Gonzales, Tomas
February 13, 2006 Tomas Gonzales, 84, of Taos (Valdez) passed away on February 13, 2006. He worked for 25 years in Wyoming as a sheepherder, 9 years in Gilman, CO as a miner and returned to Taos to work for 3 years with the Carson National Forest. He also worked with the Town of Taos as security and then retired to enjoy fishing, gardening, dancing and joking. He is preceded in death by his wife, Dora Trujillo Gonzales. He is survived by his children, Dianna Portillo (Manuel), Lorella Salazar (Ernest Martinez), Arthur T. Gonzales (Rose), Annette A. Vigil all of Taos and Nora Maestas (Joe) of Grand Junction, CO. He is also survived by his sister, Guillerma Ortega of Valdez, aunts, Soveida Varos and Lola Gonzales, 10 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Rosaries were recited on February 14, 2006 at Rivera Chapel and on February 15, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Funeral mass was held on Thursday, February 16, 2006 at 10 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Interment followed at Santa Fe National Cemetery.

Gonzales, Victor
Victor Gonzales age 61 of Capulin, Colo died at his residence 12 May 1909. He was buried in the San Jose cemetery. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Gorman, R.C.
Internationally acclaimed artist R.C. Gorman died peacefully November 03, 2005 at 12:20 p.m. He was 74 years-old. Gorman was hospitalized for close to seven weeks undergoing treatment for a bacterial blood infection highly resistant to antibiotic treatment. The infection resulted in multiple complications including pneumonia, kidney failure and coma from which he never recovered. He was first hospitalized at the Holy Cross Hospital in Taos, and then transported to intensive care at UNM Hospital on September 24th. Gorman was known for his distinctive artistic expression of Navajo women through lithographs, original paintings, bronze sculptures and ceramics. He possessed a gregarious nature and was generous with his affection for family and friends. Although known as "R.C." or simply "Gorman" to the public, his parents Adelle Katherine Brown and Carl Nelson Gorman named him Rudolph Carl Gorman. He was raised by his mother and maternal grandmother, Zonnie Maria Brown at Black Mountain, Arizona. His brother and sisters agree that "R.C.'s spirit was unique. Zonnie Gorman, his youngest sister said, "He never lost touch with his Navajo soul. He never lost touch with his roots and that kept him very humble. His soul emanates in his work, whether it was a beautiful scene with mountains and canyons, women or whether it was a simple sketch. Although R.C. the man is no longer with us, his spirit will never die. R.C. is truly a role model for young Native Americans, who want to pursue art and even those who want to pursue business or any kind of dream. He showed that nothing is impossible for Native people and that we can do it on our own terms and say it in our own way. Many people remember our father, Carl Gorman mostly for being one of the original first 29 Navajo Code Talkers but he was also one of the early Indian artists to break away from what was called "Indian Art." In his own way, he opened a lot of doors for his son, R.C. In turn, R.C. has flung those doors wide open for current and future creative endeavors for Native people."Gorman was the oldest of five siblings who survive him they are: Don Mitchell from Chinle, Arizona; Donna Scott, from Chinle, Arizona; Shirley Beecher from Black Mountain, Arizona; Carla Anderson from Kaibeto, Arizona and Zonnie Gorman from Gallup, New Mexico. Rosary was recited on Sunday, November 06, 2005 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Funeral service was held on Monday, November 07, 2005 at the Sagebrush Inn Convention Center, 1508 South Santa Fe Road, in Taos, NM. Interment was near his home at Las Colonias, NM. A reception followed the interment. In lieu of flowers, donations to the R.C. Gorman (Scholarship) Foundation are welcome. Send inquiries or donations to R.C. Gorman Scholarship Fund, PO Box 127, Tsaile, AZ 86556.

Graham, Jose Amarante
Farmington Daily Times, 20 Feb 1996 - Jose Graham Jose Amarante Graham age 86 passed away Monday morning at Anasazi Care Center. He is survived by daughter Loyola and husband Arthur Aragon of Farmington; sister Juanita Torrez of Trinidad, Colorado, Four grandchildren, Mildred and husband Jeff Howle, Sandra and husband Hubert Miller, and Mike Aragon, all of Farmington, Artie and wife Sandra Aragon of Chandler, Arizona, and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held in Taos, NM later this week. Local arrangements are under the direction of LaQuey Funeral Home. Burial Camposanto de Talpa, Taos, NM.

Graham, Josefita
Josefita Graham of Rio Chiquito (Talpa) NM. died Monday 25 Aug 1906. Survived by daughter Manuelita Graham; Sons Roberto Trujillo, Maximiliano and Antonio Graham. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Graham, Josefita Vigil de
Josefita Vigil de Graham age 60 of Talpa, NM. died at her residence 25 August 1906 at 9:30 AM. Wife of Antonia Maria Graham.Have 2 sons and 2 daughters and an orphaned grandson. Brother Juan B. Vigil. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Graham, Soledad V.
May 15, 1913 - March 10, 2005 Soledad V. Graham, 91, of Taos passed away on March 10, 2005. She is preceded in death by her husband, Don Graham, daughter, Sally Graham, daughter in law, Dilia Graham, parents, Rafael and Eliza Vigil, stepmother, Margarita Q. Vigil and brother, Rafael N. Vigil. She is survived by her children, Tobias Graham, Robert Graham, Leroy Graham (Geneva), Dolores Chavez (Faustin "Tino") and Ruben Graham (Carla). She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, sister, Ursula Trujillo and many other relatives. Rosary was recited on Sunday, March 13, 2005 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Funeral mass was held on Monday, March 14, 2005 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Interment was held at Pacheco Cemetery.

Grainger, John B.
John B. Grainger, passed away on Sunday, June 15, 2008 at his home in El Prado after living for many years with heart disease. Survived by his beloved wife of 43 years, Marylin; brother, Jim Grainger (Nelle) of Taos/San Carlos, Mexico; sister, Leslie Grainger-Haynes (Ken) of Taos; half-brothers Mike Hoagland of Utah and Jon Hoagland of California; daughters, Michelle (Steve) Austin of Sierra Vista, AZ; Dawn Grainger (Carlos Rojas) of Taos, NM; and Lora Grainger of Tucson, AZ; grandchildren include, Ariel and Lauren Austin of Sierra Vista, AZ; Orion and Chloe Rojas-Grainger of Taos; numerous nieces and nephews, constant companion, Noche. Proceeded by brother, Richard B. Grainger II; his parents, Dick and Margo Grainger of Canon, and Gerri Chandler of California. John was born in Nebraska on January 14, 1943. He was raised by his father, Dick Grainger in Canon, attending Taos Public Schools until high school years when he attended NMMI in Roswell. During his childhood years he was involved in school sports such as football and skiing. John earned his Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology from Adams State College in Alamosa, CO, and his Master of Science Degree in Audiology from Colorado State University. Upon graduation, John was employed as an Audiologist at the Colorado School for the Deaf in Colorado Springs from 1965-1967 and the South Dakota School for the Deaf in Sioux Falls, South Dakota from 1968-1970. From 1970-1976, John was a Professor of Audiology in the Graduate School of University of New Mexico's department of Speech and Hearing Pathology. From 1976-1979 he established the corporation of Southwest Speech Language and Hearing which provided audiology and speech services to the Eight Northern New Mexico Indian Pueblos. In 1979 John, his wife Marylin, and their two daughters, Michelle and Dawn moved to Taos. Professionally during this time, he was self-employed as Sandia Hearing Aid Center, traveling all over rural Northern New Mexico providing hearing aid services. John was also employed by the Taos Public Schools working with hearing impaired students. John's family and their activities were very important to him. He was actively involved in 4H and chess clubs. He served as Mayordomo, was a member of the Jeweler's Guild, a bee keeper and honey seller, and a self-professed dirt farmer/armchair scientist. John retired from his business and the public schools in 2005. In recent years he especially enjoyed traveling to Ireland and visiting family/friends throughout the United States and Mexico. A Memorial Service will be held at St. James Episcopal Church on Friday, June 20, 2008 at 11 a.m. Reception to immediately follow in the adjoining Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Taos Knighthawks Junior Chess Club at P.O. Box 304, Arroyo Hondo, NM 87513 or Taos County 4-H Council, 5671 NDCBU, Taos, NM 87571. Arrangements by Rivera Family Mortuaries.

Grant, Clinton Alexander
Clinton Alexander Grant, 85, of Arroyo Seco died Tuesday, 11-21-2000. He was born on March 6, 1915, in Rogers. He and his wife, Mary Evelyn, moved to the area in 1945 after World War II and his discharge from the U.S. Marine Corps. He immediately started working at Los Alamos in the Utilities Department for the Corps of Engineers and then transferred to the Zia Co. He and his wife lived off and on in the valley and Los Alamos until his retirement as superintendent of utilities in 1981. He and his family ranched in the Glorieta area for over 50 years. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary Evelyn Grant of the home; children, Arthur G. Grant of Española and Eva Grant Woods and husband Pat of Grady; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and numerous friends. Funeral services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Monday. Interment will follow at 3:00 p.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Block-Salazar Mortuary. (The preceding obituary was extracted from the Albuqerque Journal, November 25, 2000)

Graves, Michael Tyler
Michael Tyler Graves, 23, of Tres Piedras died Wednesday, 3-22-2000. He was a passionate skier and horseman and loved everything about the outdoors. He is survived by his parents, Gilbert and Deborah Graves of Tres Piedras; twin brother, Matthew Timothy Graves of Kansas City, Mo.; grandparents, Sophie Graves of Taos, Ben and Nancy Benedict of South Sutton, N.H.; aunts and uncles Bonnie Ryan and husband Bill of Truth of Consequences, Tony Graves and wife Louise of Taos, Steven Benedict of Portsmouth, N.H., David Benedict and wife Wendy of Sutton, N.H., and Susan Gibson and husband Scott of Middlebury, Ct.; cousins Terry and Kellie Ryan, Lisa Cordova, Elaine Graves, Anita Martinez, Marcos Graves, Jennifer, Daniel and Chrisotpher Benedict, Emily, Ben and Molly Gibson; best friends, Jesse Gilmour and Beau Gano, Johanna, Billy, Will, Sherlon and Kayla; and numerous other relatives and friends. Services were held on Sunday. Memorial contributions may be sent to the New Mexico Organ Donor Society. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home, Taos. (The preceding obituary was extracted from The Albuquerque Journal, March 28, 2000)

Griego, Clarita
Clarita Griego, our loving mother went home to be with our Lord on Christmas Day, she was 91 years old. She was born on April 25, 1916 in Ranchos de Taos. Clarita is survived by her children Virginia Arias and husband Saul from California, Dolly Trujillo and husband Emilio of Albuquerque, Maxine Martinez and family of Ranchos de Taos, and Rick Griego and mother of his children Cindy of Albuquerque. Also surviving are numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, three sisters, nieces, nephews and many special friends. Clarita was a member of the Legion of Mary and a foster grandparent for many years. A memorial Rosary will be held in her honor on Saturday, December 29, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at Queen of Heaven Parish, 5310 Claremont Ave. NE. A second Rosary will be held on Sunday, December 30, 2007 at 4:00 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi in Ranchos de Taos. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Monday, December 31, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. also at St. Francis of Assisi. Clarita will be laid to rest with her loving husband of 58 years, Max Griego at Talpa Cemetery. She was deeply loved and she will be greatly missed. French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 505.275.3500 ABQJournal December 30, 2007

Griego, Corina
Corina Griego age 22 from Talpa, NM. died at home last saturday (3 March 1906). Wife of Juan Gallegos. She died of Tisis (Tuberculosis). La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Griego, Eloy G.
Eloy G. Griego, 56, of Chimayo and formerly of Talpa/Taos passed away on May 4, 2002 following an unexpected illness. He is preceded in death by his mother, Dora"Honey" Griego; and his grandmother who raised him, Teodorita"Tita" Romero. He is survived by his son, Frank E. Griego (Melissa) of Albuquerque; and daughter, Marian A. Griego of Las Vegas, Nevada. He is also survived by grandchildren, Ernesto and Robert Perea, Heather and Lauren Griego; former wife, Geraldine"Geri" Griego; sisters, Dolores Sisco (Robert) of Talpa, Priscilla Trujillo (Henry) of Taos; and brother, Tito Trujillo (Jean) of Albuquerque; aunt, Tivie Espinoza of Talpa; uncle, Adolph Herrera (Nora) of San Diego; several other family members, multitudes of friends and Godchildren. Eloy was employed for numerous years with Ideal Cement Plant of Albuquerque and was currently employed as a Safety Specialist with the City of Santa Fe. Eloy was a proud and active political organizer with the Democratic Party of which he will be sorrowfully missed. In addition, he was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Santa Fe. Memorial Services are as follows: Monday Evening viewing 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas NE Albuquerque; Tuesday afternoon viewing, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home, 818 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM.; Rosary, Tuesday evening, 7:00 p.m. at St. Francisco de Asis Catholic Church in Ranchos de Taos. Funeral Mass, Wednesday 10:00 a.m. at St. Francisco de Asis Catholic Church and burial immediately following at Talpa Cemetery. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home, Taos, 758-3841. ABQJournal May 08, 2002

Griego, Ernesto J.
Ernesto J. Griego, 70, of Talpa died Wednesday, 11-15-2000. He is survived by wife Eva Griego and children Severo Griego, Connie Griego, Simon Griego, Marlene Lucero and Carlos Griego. A rosary will be held at 6 p.m. today at the Talpa Capilla. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Talpa Capilla with burial to follow at Talpa Cemetery. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. (The preceding obituary The Albuquerque Journal, November 17, 2000)

Griego, J. Antonio
J. Antonio Griego age 78 from Dixon, NM. died at 12:00 noon 11 Dec 1907. He served as Rio Arriba County Assessor and Justice of the Peace for this precinct (Dixon). La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Griego, Jacinto
Jacinto Griego of Talpa, NM died 27 June 1905 at his residence. He is survived by his wife Ruperta V. de Griego and daughters (No names listed). La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Griego, Joe Ben
March 24, 2006 Joe Ben Griego, 88, a lifelong resident of Talpa passed away on Friday, March 24, 2006. He was preceded in death by his parents and 9 brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife, Felicitas Griego, children, Ruby Martinez (Edward), Porfie Emsweller (Craig), Patricia Vasquez (late, Joe), Dorothy Sandoval (Roman), Joe Ben Griego, Jr., Pamela Maestas (Freddie), 34 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, sister, Manuelita Mondragon, granddaughter raised by him, Edwina Barela and numerous other relatives and friends. Rosary was recited on Monday, March 27, 2006. Funeral Mass was held on Tuesday, March 28, 2006. Both services were held at the Talpa Catholic Church.

Grossetete, Alec Paul
Alec Paul Grossetete, was born September 5, 1934, at Womens and Childrens Hospital in Albuquerque, and died suddenly January 14, 2004. He was from a New Mexico pioneer family. Alec was a descendant of Antoine Grossetete whose name is inscribed on the Victory Monument at Yorktown, Virginia. Antoine fought with the French artillery of General Rochambeau which aided General George Washington in the most decisive battle of the American War for Independence. Antoine died in the Battle of Yorktown, 1781, at the age of 30. Alec's great-grandparents, Clothilde and Auguste Grossetete, originally came to America by sailing ship from the region of France known as Alsace-Lorraine. The family eventually came to New Mexico in 1880 as homesteaders in Catron County. Alecs two great-uncles were ambushed and murdered: Alexis by cattle barons who wanted his water rights and Fred who was gunned down on a cattle drive. The early history of the Grossetetes in New Mexico has been chronicled by authors Victor Westphall and Howard Bryan, among others. The Grossetete family moved to Albuquerque in the 1920s. Alec's father, Aleck, was one of the founders of the EverReady Oil Company. Alec's first job was as a 6 year old gas station attendant at his fathers service station. His father left the family oil business in the 1940s to found his investment and construction company, La Mesa Builders, Inc. Alec, and his brother Don, grew up with La Mesa Builders and eventually took over running the company. La Mesa Builders, Inc. built many schools, gymnasiums, public buildings, and housing in New Mexico and southern Colorado, including the Girl Scout camp in the Jemez mountains. La Mesa's Taos, New Mexico Courthouse Complex won several awards, as did many of its other projects. Alec married his high school sweetheart, Ginger Taylor, in June 1954. She was the love of his life, and his best friend. In December they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on a cruise with their daughters' families. Alec was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dutch and Toots Williamson, Gus and Maude Grossetete; a daughter, Susan Denise "Neice" in 1964, his father Aleck in 1992, and his mother-in-law, Bonnie Taylor Williams in 1998. Alec lives on in his wife Ginger; his mother, Memaw Sue; brother, Don Grossetete and wife, Jackie; sister, Cerelle Hippeli and husband, Julian; daughters, Gay Blech and husband, Dusty, Teri Maclennan and husband, Brian; grandchildren, Briana and Kessick Blech, Joseph and Elizabeth Zeni; nephews, Grant Grossetete and wife, Kristi, Mark Grossetete and wife, Kathy, Dacian Hippeli, T.J.. Hippeli, Rani Hippeli, his "adopted" Colombian family, daughter, Margarita Maggie Polanco and husband, Manuel Hurtado; son, Mario Alzate and wife, Ruby, Nancy Alzate; grandchildren, Manolo, Margarita, and Alejandro Hurtado, and Aura Maria Alzate. He also lives on in his cousins and his many close friends. A celebration of his life will take place Saturday, January 24, 10:30 a.m., First Christian Church, 10101 Montgomery NE. In lieu of flowers, Alec had requested that donations be made to a charity of your choice or to the Ginger Grossetete Endowment Fund to support senior citizens in need, Albuquerque Community Foundation, 3301 Menaul Blvd. NE, 87107, 883-6240. Alec Grossetete: a builder of buildings great and small, loved, and used for all manner of purposes Demie Tasse's best friend and savior a lover of quail prancing on the wall an expert on songs (many of which were off the wall) A wordsmith and poet who played with words, made up names, and coined phrases simply for the pleasure of it. He had "pre-anticipatory cognizant awareness": when others did not. His favorite bumper sticker "Eschew obfuscation". a story teller extraordinaire and an embellisher of jokes a seeker of the best red chile an epicure at the Frontier and Padillas restaurants a builder of fast boats with motors too big a resuscitator of boat outdrives with motors too big a rider of motorcycles too loud a maker of extraordinary pyrotechnic devices, too loud and high flying the inventor of the worlds first fireplace shooting gallery a pioneering New Mexico boater and owner of land at Elephant Butte which used to be just about beach front property the undisputed Captain of the Toad and winner of sailing regattas an airplane pilot who flew above the clouds a man with power over machines of many types including his computer which he forced to serve him, making it a machine which brought him closer to people. His unorthodox computer style, however, often defied the laws of computer science and electrical engineering. the patriarch, the foundation of the family who willingly, lovingly, and with consummate skill took upon his shoulders the responsibilities of family matters great and small a meticulous maker of many lists, a planner of many plans and a dreamer of many dreams which he made happen for many a perceptive judge of good character (he liked us, didnt he?) an aficionado of air conditioning systems an intrepid traveler to places far away, who also introduced us to life just south of the border a man who brought people of two continents together, nourishing the relationships with the family from Colombia for over 30 years husband, father, grandfather, friend to whom he gave indescribable gifts of love, compassion, and understanding Debe or D.B. or Honey or Dad or Dahd or Aluck or Uncle Fuzz or Tata Bon Voyage, Tata!  ABQ Journal January 18, 2004

Guana, Doloritas Marquez de
Doloritas Marquez de Gauna wife of Francisco Gauna died at her residence in Raton, NM 16 Oct 1907. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Gurule, Edward
Edward Gurule, passed away at 5:20 a.m. on Saturday, November 30, 2002. He was born on April 8, 1924 in Pena Blanca, New Mexico. He is resting at peace awaiting Jesus return. He is survived by his wife, Fidelia"Della" Gurule; daughter, Nancy Baca, Carlo Gonzalez of Alb., NM; son, Daniel Gurule and wife, Mary Lou of Sapello, NM; daughter, Annette Kay and Doug Williams of Alb., NM; granddaughter, Suzette Cohn and husband, Amos Cohn of Taos, NM; granddaughter, Eileen Lucero and David Kerr of Alb., NM; grandsons, Marty Maestas and Eric Kay of Alb., NM; great-grandchildren, Joshua Cohn, Juanita Cohn all of Taos, NM and Angela Montoya and her husband, Lucas of Taos, NM; Chantelle Lucero of Alb., NM; Vanesa Lucero of Alb., NM; great-great grandchildren, Anthony Montoya, Lauren Montoya, Gabriel Maestas and Allen Portellos. Edward will be greatly missed by his loving family and by those who knew and loved him. A rosary will be recited Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Amos Cohn, Carlo Gonzalez, Lucas Montoya, Joshua Cohn, David Kerr and Doug Williams. Funeral services were entrusted to: Alameda Mortuary 9420 4th Street NW 898-3160 ABQ Journal December 01, 2002

Gurule, Eliseo Nicanor
Eliseo Nicanor Gurule age 22 of Rodarte, NM died in a motor vehicle accident Nov 27,1968 that occurred in Penasco, NM.He is survived by his parents Mr. & Mrs. Eliseo Gurule Sr.; Brother Elipeo Gurule; Sisters Mrs. Elenir Lopez and Mrs. Emily Olguin; Grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Pulidor Gurule. Taos News Dec 5,1968 1 & A 2. Dec 12 1968. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Gurule, Juanita Casias de
Juanita Casias de Gurule age 62 years and 10 days died at home in Ranchos de Taos, NM. Last Friday 13 April 1906. Wife of the deceased Vidal Gurule. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Gurule, Leroy F.
Leroy F. Gurule, 57, of Albuquerque, formerly of Pilar, NM left this world to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 10, 2003, in Pueblo, CO. He is preceded in death by his parents, FileABQ JournalGurule and Leonarda Archuleta de Gurule. He is survived by his former wife, Gladys P. Gurule of Pueblo, CO; two sons, Craig Gurule of Denver, CO, and Charles Gurule of Pueblo, CO. He is also survived by one grandson, Joshua Gurule of Pueblo; and brothers and sisters, David Gurule (Diana), and Rueben Gurule of Taos, Rebecca Acosta (Rudy), Esther Torres (Herman) of Albuquerque, and Angie Gurule of Bloomfield, NM; numerous nephews and nieces, a special friend, Agnes Sanches, and many other relatives. Cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be held at St. Therese Catholic Church, 300 Mildred NW, in Albuquerque at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 19, 2003. Arrangements were made by Romero Funeral Home, Pueblo, CO. ABQ Journal July 17, 2003

Gurule, Sammy James
February 11, 1988 - November 9, 2006 Sammy James Gurule – Age 18 a resident of Las Tusas passed away on Friday, November 10, 2006 following injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Sammie Gurule in 1984. Sammy was a 2006 Mesa Vista High School Graduate. He was involved in Mariachi and Future Farmers of America and the student council. He was an honor student from Kindergarten through high school. He was active with the Rio Arriba County Fair, having received many awards from the New Mexico State Fair winning Grand Champion. He enjoyed showing his animals that he raised, showing them at many livestock exhibits. He was most recently enrolled at the New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM. While enrolled in college, his heart was back home with his family and caring for their animals at the Ranch. Sammy dreamed big and set wonderful goals for himself. He is survived by his parents: Edwin and Phyllis Gurule; great grandmother, Maria Trujillo of Las Cruces; great grandfather, Thomas Garcia of Taos; paternal grandmother, Loyda Gurule of Ojo Caliente; maternal grandmother, Eleanor Suazo of Taos; aunts and uncles: Melvin Gurule and wife Claudia of Standing Rock, NM, Edwina Fisher and husband Howard of Bristow, OK, Kathy Taylor of Beggs, OK, Rebecca Gurule-Lovato and husband Nick of Ojo Caliente and Antoinette Suazo of Taos; first cousins: Edwin Fisher, Dena Fisher, Serena Taylor, Kendra Taylor, Nichole Gutierrez, Ashley Gutierrez, Consuelo Gurule, Sara Gurule, Victoria Lovato, Nicholas Lovato; as well as numerous other cousins, aunts, uncles and other relatives and friends. A devotional service will be held on Sunday, November 12, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Block-Salazar Mortuary. Funeral service will be held on Monday, November 13, 2006 at 12 noon at the Tres Piedras Elementary School. Burial will follow at the Tres Piedras Community Cemetery with the following serving as pallbearers: Amy Tainter, Victoria Archuleta, Frances Herrera, Christina Lucero, Amanda Sandoval and Rachelle Jaramillo. The family of Sammy James Gurule has placed their trust in the Rivera family of Block-Salazar Mortuary. Telephone 505-753-2288 or Toll Free 1-800-443-4854 Funeral Service 12 noon ~ Monday November 13th. 2006 Tres Piedras Elementary School Tres Piedras, New Mexico Interment Tres Piedras Community Cemetery Tres Piedras, New Mexico

Gusdorf, Naomi
Naomi Gusdorf December 15, 2005 Naomi Ruth Gusdorf, 62, of Ranchos de Taos passed away peacefully on December 15, 2005 surrounded by her family. Her love of skiing brought her to Taos where she met the love of her life, Ted. For the last eleven years she made her home in Taos. She is preceded in death by her father, John E. Davis. She is survived by her husband, Ted Gusdorf, children, Genger Holt of Corpus Christi, TX, Devin Holt (Tina) of Dallas, TX, mother, Vivian Davis, brother, Thomas E. Davis (Jeanette) all of Dallas, TX, stepchildren, Matthew Gusdorf (Valerie) and Bryan Gusdorf (Jennifer). She is also survived by grandchildren Jason, Josh, Danielle, Jessica, Harrison, Alexander, Kyle, Kevin, Luke and Eric and great grandson, Landon. Rosary was recited on Sunday, December 18, 2005. Funeral mass was held on Monday, December 19, 2005. Both services were hled at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church. Interment will be held at a later date at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas, TX. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Naomi can be made to A.L.S. Assoc., 270001 Agoura Rd., Suite 150, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301, www.alsa.org

Gutierrez, Filemon R.
August 18, 2006 Filemon R. Gutierrez, 78, of La Cordillera passed away on August 18, 2006. He was a veteran of the Korean War and he retired as a teacher from Taos High School in 1985. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Diane Gutierrez Olonia. He is survived by his wife, Stella Gutierrez and children, David Gutierrez (Barbara) of Cordillera, Ernie Gutierrez (Laura) of Santa Fe, Margaret Gonzales (Elbert) of Las Colonias, Joseph Gutierrez (Lori) of Cordillera and James Gutierrez of Albuquerque. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, four great grandchildren, brothers, Eli Gutierrez (Grace) of Santa Fe and Lorenzo Gutierrez Sr. of Cordillera and many other relatives. Rosaries were recited on August 20, 2006 at Rivera Chapel and on August 21, 2006 at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church. Funeral mass was held on August 22, 2006 at San Francisco de Asis Church. Interment was held at Las Cruces Cemetery in Taos.

Gutierrez, Ignacio
Ignacio Gutierrez, "MR. G," 76, of Taos died Saturday, 8-4-2001. He retired in 1992 following 33 years of service as a maintenance workers for the Taos Municipal Schools. He was preceded in death by his sons, Juan, George and Tommy Gutierrez. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sophia Gutierrez; children, Libby Romero and husband Isaac of Llano Quemado, Joe Gutierrez and wife Clarasue, and Frank Gutierrez and wife Yolanda, all of Albuquerque, Julian Gutierrez and wife Eileen of Taos, Pauline Gutierrez of Albuquerque, and Rita Gutierrez of Llano Quemado; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Lupe Gutierrez of Los Angeles, Antonio Gutierrez of Colimas, Mexico, and Jose Gutierrez of Sacramento, Calif.; half-sister, Rachel Gutierrez of Sacramento, Calif.; and numerous other relatives and friends. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the Dolores Cemetery. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home, Taos. (The preceding obituary was extracted from The Albuquerque Journal, August 7, 2001)

Gutierrez, Juan Andres
Juan Andres Gutierrez of La Peteca Rio Arriba County NM. died in camp at 9:00 PM 24 May 1909. He suffered severe stomach pain just before he died. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Gutierrez, Leandro
Leandro Gutierrez from Talpa, NM. died 22 July 1909. He was born 4 June 1859. Survived by his wife and 2 sons. Names not listed. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Gutierrez, Manuel
Manuel Gutierrez age 25 foreman at the Secundino Romero Ranch in Encierro near Las Vegas San Miguel County NM. died when he took a rifle by the barrel to remove it from a wagon full of wood. The firearm discharged killing him instantly. He had been married about 1 year (wife's name not listed). La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Gutierrez, Maria dela Luz
Maria Dela Luz Gutierrez age 56 years and 5 days of Talpa, NM. died at her residence Sunday 10 April 1909. She was born 5 April 1858 daughter of Bernabe Gutierrez and Maria Higina Vigil. She was the wife of Miguel Antonio Romero. She died of Pneumonia. Buried in the Llano Quemado NM cemetery. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Gutierrez, Refugio
Refugio Gutierrez age 51 from Taos, NM died at home 9 Nov 1907 at 11:00 PM. Survived by brothers Francisco A.,Teodocio and Jesus Gutierrez and sister Luz G. de Rivera. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Gutierrez, Sinforosa
Sinforosa Gutierrez age 4 years, 6 months and 14 days of Gardiner, NM. died at her residence 14 April 1909. Daughter of Jesus Gutierrez and Ursinia C. Gutierrez. She suffered from a cold and pneumonia. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Gutierrez, Tony Jose
Tony Jose Gutierrez, "T. J." 63, of Arroyo Seco died Tuesday, 1-9-2001. He is survived by his wife, Ina Gutierrez; sons Steve Gutierrerz, Anthony `T.J.Jr.' Gutierrez Jr., and Eugene Gutierrez; daughter, Angela Hennis of San Diego; brothers Ignacio Gutierrez of El Pueblo, Paul Gutierrez of Villanueva and Alex Gutierrez of Portales; sisters Amelia Romero, Mary Duran, Rita Medina, Fannie Tafoya, and Dolores Gallegos; and grandchildren Estrella Gutierrez, and Saravenna Gutierrez. Visitation at 2 p.m. today at the DeVargas Funeral Home in Española with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at La Iglesia de Santa Cruz de la Cañada. Burial will follow at the El Pueblo Cemetery in El Pueblo. DeVargas Funeral Home, Española. (The preceding obituary was extracted from The Albuquerque Journal, January 11, 2001)

Gutierrez, Virgil D.
Virgil D. Gutierrez, 85, of Gardiner died Sunday December 14, 2003. He attended schools and graduated high school in Raton. He graduated from junior college in Portales and worked his way through junior college by helping build dormitories. After graduation, he worked in Tucumcari, Santa Rosa and Raton teaching furniture making. He was inducted into the armed forces in 1942 and served for 3 1/2 years in the Army Air Corps in the South Pacific. Afterward, he attended college at New Mexico Highlands University, where he obtained a bachelor's and a master's degrees in mathematics, school administration and guidance counseling. He began teaching in Taos in 1949. He taught math for 34 years at Taos High School and also served as a guidance counselor and high school principal. He was a council member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Luis and Ercilia Gutierrez; and niece, Olivia Rodriguez. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice Gutierrez; daughter, Kathleen; granddaughters, Caitlin and Julia Roake, son, Marcus; brothers, Garfield and Hubert Gutierrez; and many other relatives. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made in his name to Mountain Home Health Hospice, P.O Box 2566 Taos, N.M. 87571 or to the charity of your choice. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday at the same church with burial to be held at 1 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. Journal North December 16, 2003.

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