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Sunday night a mine explosion in Englevill, Colorado killed the mine superintendent Alex Jacobs and mine employees Frank Feraro, Carlos Fulchero, Giuseppi Battu and Joe Rizzi. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Constancia Jacquez age 81, Resident of Costilla, NM. died July 29,1968. Survived by foster daughter Mrs. Emilio Gonzales. Sister Margarita Sisneros; Brothers Amarente and Alfirio Jacquez. Taos News Aug 15, 1968 A 2. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Jack Jackson 70, passed away in Albuquerque on January 6, 2010. He was born on December 9, 1930. He is Preceded in death by his wife Stella. Surviving members of Jack's family are two sons, John (Sandra) and Blaine (Debra). He had 6 grandchildren: Taylor, Brian, Erin, Jayce, Brianna, and Courtney. A Rosary was on Friday, January 8, 2010 at 6:00 PM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Cerro. The Memorial Mass was on Saturday, January 9, 2010 at
11:00 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Cerro with inurnment at San Pedro Cemetery in Questa, NM. Arrangements were done by Weylen's Funeral Home.
Jacquez, Juan J.
Juan J. Jacquez died 2 Oct 1906 in Blanco, NM after his horse fell on top of him. Survivors Wife Marcelina V. de Jacquez; 3 daughters names not listed. Son Felipe Jacquez; Brothers Gregorio Jacquez from Blanco, NM and Manuel Jacquez from Costilla, NM. Sister Lupita Jacquez from Blanco, NM. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Rafael Jacquez age 85 of Antonio, Colo. died 3 Dec 1909. Survived by 2 daughter. Names not listed. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Jaramillo, Darrell Scott
Darrell Scott Jaramillo, 32, of Arroyo Hondo, passed away on June 17, 2001.
He graduated from the 53rd New Mexico State Police Recruit School on June
5, 1993. He was stationed in Chapperal, New Mexico, for over two years and
then assigned to Santa Fe in District One in 1995; he was then promoted to
sergeant and reassigned to training and recruiting on March 18, 2000. His
accomplishments include the following: Officer of the Year in 1996 for the
Las Cruces District, Officer of the Year in 1998 for the Santa Fe District,
and Officer of the Year in 1998 for the entire New Mexico State Police. In
1994, for his heroic actions, he was one of the first recipients of the
Medal of Valor, the highest award for a state police officer. He is survived
by his wife Bernadette Jaramillo, daughter Larissa Jaramillo, stepdaughter
Rose Trujillo, and stepsons A.J. and Antonio Herrera, all of Santa Fe;
father Nick Jaramillo and mother Trudy Arellano, both of Arroyo Hondo;
sister Darla Jaramillo, of Albuquerque, and brother Delfino Arellano, of
Pueblo, Colorado. He is also survived by maternal grandparents Trivinio and
Ursula Martinez, of Questa; uncles Armando Jaramillo, Edmundo Jaramillo,
Paul Jaramillo, Jerry Jaramillo, Clyde Martinez, Walter Martinez, Alan
Martinez, Dean Martinez, Russell Martinez, Joe Martinez; and aunts Gloria
Gonzales, Qurinia Sanchez, Carol Rael, Jeannie Baca, Debbie Cisneros, and
Lorraine Montoya. Rosaries were recited on June 19, 2001, at San Isidro
Catholic Church in Santa Fe, and on June 20, 2001, at Our Lady of Sorrows
Catholic Church in Arroyo Hondo. Funeral mass was held on June 21, 2001, at
Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Interment followed at Upper Arroyo Hondo
Don Jaramillo, 31, of Arroyo Hondo passed away on October 14, 2007. He worked as a Juvenile Detention Officer for Taos County. He was a 1994 graduate of Taos High School. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Jose Dolores & Macedonia Vigil and Nazario & Fininia Jaramillo. He is survived by his daughter, Christina Rose, parents, Paul & Juana Jaramillo, brothers, Paul E. Jaramillo (Stephanie) and John Jaramillo (Donna), nieces and nephews, Herminda, Rosalinda and Gilberto Jaramillo, Martin and Martika Jaramillo, great nephew, Michael Gregory and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Rosary was recited on Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Arroyo Hondo. Funeral mass was held on Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church interment followed at Arroyo Hondo Community Cemetery.
Doris Jaramillo, 76, of Pilar died Wednesday January 21, 2004. She was preceded in death by her sister, Hazel Hatten. She is survived by her husband, Gilbert Clarence Jaramillo; children, Carol Flores and husband Gilbert of Elko, Nev., Ophelia Baca and husband Ben of Pilar, Linda Gallegos and husband Maximino of Velarde, and Deborah Padilla and husband Richard of Taos; 10 grandchildren; and many other relatives. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday at Rivera Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Pilar with burial to follow at Pilar Cemetery. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home, Journal North January 23, 2004
Finnina Jaramillo, 83, of Arroyo Hondo died Saturday, 2-3-2001. She is survived by
her children, Armando, Edmundo, Paul, Nick and Jerry Jaramillo, Gloria
Gonzales, and Quirina Sanchez. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at
Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Arroyo Hondo. Mass will be
celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the same church. Burial will follow at
the Upper Arroyo Hondo Cemetery. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home, Espaņola.
(The preceding obituary was extracted from The Albuquerque Journal, February
Jaramillo, Gilbert C.
Gilbert C. Jaramillo January 15, 2006 Gilbert Jaramillo, 78, of Pilar passed away on January 15, 2006. He is preceded in death by his wife, Doris Jaramillo and his brother Adolph Jaramillo. He was the son of the late Amadeo and Florinda Jaramillo. He is survived by his children, Carol Flores (Gilbert) of Nevada, Ophelia Baca (Ben) of Pilar, Linda Gallegos (Maximino) of Pilar, Deborah Padilla (Richard) of Taos, his brother Lee Jaramillo (Lillie), his sister Lucille Chavez (Larry), his uncle, Benito Suazo, 10 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Rosary was recited on Wednesday January 18, 2006 at Rivera Chapel. Funeral mass will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2006 at 1 PM at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Pilar with interment to follow at Pilar Cemetery.
Jaramillo, Jose Encarnacion
Jose Encarnacion Jaramillo age 93 died in Wagon Mound (Mora County) NM. 29 July 1909. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Jaramillo, Jude M.
Jude M. Jaramillo could be explained in many ways, mostly a loving, hyper, giving, caring, compassionate and the most sincere of young men are only some of the special qualities. His family and friends were able to experience that joy for the short time he was on earth. Only aged 15, he was taken in a tragic car accident along with his friend and football team-mate on June 27, 2007. Words cannot explain our feelings of his loss at this young age. We all hoped one day we would see Jude play for his favorite football team, The Pittsburgh Steelers. Jude was on his way, but a divine intervention happened on that fateful day and now Jude plays with the Big League Angels in Heaven. His family here in Albuquerque, New Mexico deeply loved, cared and always thought of him while he was on his ventures in Taos. I, Joanna, his aunt and uncle Victor know first hand the beautiful nature of this boy and having the privilege of knowing him for most of his younger years, those precious times and memories will always live in my heart. Most of all, the ones with the most grieving hearts are his loving mother Nadine, sister Candace and younger brother Nathan, Grandparents Lillian and Vivian, Uncles Rich and Gabe, as well as numerous relatives, friends and aquaintances. We will never forget you Jude, you were, are and will always be loved and terribly missed. May Jesus keep you in His loving arms and in the arms of your mother, Nadine Y. Saavedra. "Hey Jude, don't make it bad. Take a sad song and make it better." Note: Mother Nadine Saavedra passed away on Feb, 2 2009.
Jaramillo, Maria Dolores Maestas de
Maria Dolores Maestas de Jaramillo age 45 died this past Saturday 2 Sept 1905 11:30 PM. At her residence (location not named). She was the wife of Donaciano Jaramillo. She was born in Pojoaque, Santa Fe County, NM in 1860. She has 5 sons (names not listed). La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Jaramillo, Samuel Simon
Samuel Simon Jaramillo "Sambo" age 22, a resident of Lyden passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 26, 2008. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Samuel and Asencion Jaramillo, Albino and Frances Archuleta of Ojo Caliente. Samuel is survived by his parents, Simon and Adelaida Jaramillo of Lyden; sister, Frances Archuleta and companion Lucas Culin; niece, Destiny Culin of Lyden; God sister, Paula Archuleta and God brother Paul Archuleta Martinez; Cousins, Eddie Jr., Estrella and Brittney of Ojo Caliente; aunts, uncles, and cousins, Paul and Bernice Archuleta, Albino and Jose Archuleta, of Ojo Caliente, Lenny Archuleta and companion Bianca Valdez, and Tiffany and girls, all of San Juan, Oliver Archuleta and companion MaryAnn McConnel of Pojoaque, Robert and Clara of Medenales, Larry and Diana Jaramillo, Larry Jr., Sarah and Danielle Jaramillo; God brother, Lukas Montoya of Espaņola, Tony and Manuelita Jaramillo and kids of Albuquerque, Rosie Jaramillo and companion Gregg Temmer of Albuquerque, Theresa and Jack Crocker of Albuquerque, and numerous other relatives and friends. Public visitation was Monday, December 29, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home, with a rosary following at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ojo Caliente, with burial following at the Ojo Caliente Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Lenny P. Archuleta, Larry Jaramillo Jr., Joe Romero, Savo Garcia, Antonio Jaramillo and Shadow Salas. Honorary pallbearers were, Paul Archuleta Martinez, Alex Segovia, Charles Segovia, Destiny Culin, Isaac Pacheco and James Lujan. The family of Samuel Simon Jaramillo "Sambo" has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home of the Espaņola Valley. 505-747-7477 or toll free 1-877-747-3600
Jaramillo, Soledad Duran de
Soledad Duran de Jaramillo age 96 died sunday 25 Feb 1906 at 9:00 PM. At the residence of Jose Cruz. She has 4 brothers and 2 sisters (Names not listed). Buried in Los Cordovas cemetery the 27th day of Feb. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Telesfor, a lifelong resident of Ojo Caliente, passed away at the Espaņola Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was born in 1903. He was predeceased by his wife Margarita who died in 1976. Telesfor was survived by daughter Emily Goad of Ojo Caliente; two grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Funeral services were held 10 January 1990 at St. Mary's Church in Ojo Caliente. Burial followed at the Ojo Caliente Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ernestino Suazo, Richard Suazo, Donald Galvez, Amadeo Galvez, Joseph Galvez, Victor Romero, Paul Martinez, Rudy Valdez, Gabe Valdez, and Phillip Campos.
Agapita Jeantete January 9, 2007 Agapita Jeantete, 80, of Taos passed away on January 09, 2007. She is preceded in death by her infant son, Arnold, granddaughter, Susan Romero, parents, Luis & Petrita Fernandez, brothers and sisters, Luis Fernandez (Julia), Gus Fernandez, Marina Cordova (Joe) and Alice Garcia. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Gabriel Jeantete, children, Richard Jeantete (Doris), Gabriel Jeantete Jr., Arnold Jeantete (Angie), Christine Romero (Richard), Henry Jeantete (Imelda), Chuck Jeantete (Doris), Bernadette Archuleta (Rick), John Jeantete (Karen). She is also survived by 23 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, sisters, Fabbie Lucero, Irene Trujillo, Margaret Fernandez and Cecelia Martinez (Claudie), sister in law, Teddie Fernandez, many other relatives and friends. Rosary was recited on January 11, 2007 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Funeral mass was held on January 12, 2007 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Interment followed at Las Cruces Cemetery.
Teresina Jeantette, 83, of Taos died on Nov. 1, 2001, in Albuquerque. She
is preceded in death by her husband, Jose and grandson, Joseph Jeantette.
She was born in Taos on Dec. 9, 1917, to Malaquias and Rosita Peralta. Mrs.
Jeantette worked for many years as a housekeeper and bartender throughout
the Taos area. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and
raised six children and helped them raise 21 grandchildren. She is survived
by her children, Bernadette Vojtech and husband Joseph, Jose (Dolores), Ted
(Pauline, Rose (Phil) Sanchez, Peter (Cindy) and Leo, sister Katie Montoya,
sister-in-laws, Emma Jeantette and Benita Peralta, 20 grandchildren, 17
great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and
friends. Rosary was prayed at Our Lady of Guadalupe on Nov. 2, 2001. Mass of
Christian burial was on Nov. 3, 2001 also at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
with Fr. George Salazar celebrating. Burial was at Las Cruces cemetery in
Canon. Pall bears were Mario, Andy, Peter Jr., Francisco, Jeff, Dominic,
Sam, Tim, Joshua, Daniel and Andrew, Honorary pallbearers were Cindy, Sandy,
Tabatha, Lisa, Carolyn, Emily, Amanda, Mickla and Catrina. Arrangements by
Sisneros LaFollette Family Funeral Service of Taos. (The preceding obituary
was extracted from The Taos News, November 15, 2001)
Johnson, Denise Simms
Denise Simms Johnson died peacefully in her sleep December 21, 2006 at her home in Taos. She is survived by her son, Erik; daughter, Seah; mother and father, David and Betty Lou Simms; brother, David Simms and his wife, Jane; sister, Cori Ewing and her husband, Steve; sister, Lou Ann Hillman and husband, Tom; nieces and nephews, Cody, Molly, Jamie, and Jake Simms, Josh and Cai Ewing, Leslie and Kristin Hillman; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins; and many dear friends. Dee was born in Albuquerque in 1952. She attended the University of New Mexico where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and majored in Special Education. After working briefly as a ski instructor, she went on to form Big J Enterprises with her husband, Gary, before becoming the First Lady of New Mexico in 1995. As First Lady, she was a strong advocate of early childhood literacy, child safety, and anti-smoking legislation. She was a powerful ally and patron of the arts, and helped to establish many important collections at museums throughout New Mexico. Her most recent efforts focused on the Alumni Association at the University of New Mexico where she was working to transform Hodgin Hall into UNM's new Alumni Center. She was a charismatic free spirit who loved her family, friends, and New Mexico. Her devotion to improving our state was unrelenting, and her good work here will carry on for generations. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. May her spirit of service, abundance of love, and enduring vitality live on within us all. A celebration of her life will be held at the UNM's SUB ballroom on January 6, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dee Johnson Memorial Fund at the Albuquerque Community Foundation, P.O. Box 36960, Albuquerque, NM 87176-6960. Also, please remember the power of a service donation, follow her lead and volunteer.
Johnson, James P.
February 29, 2000, The Santa Fe New Mexican, Page: B-2, JAMES P. "JIMMY" JOHNSON, Born in Tupelo, MS, December 27, 1907 died February 19, 2000 peacefully at home. Jimmy, a veteran of the Navy, served in World War II. Jimmy came to New Mexico in 1940 and planted the first trout for the Game Fish Department at Vermejo Park. He lived in Taos, NM "when you could do anything you were big enough to do". He was an avid fisherman and trophy hunter, traveling around the world with his wife, Carolyn, who preceded him in death. Jimmy was a true outdoorsman, who won the respect of anyone who knew him. From 1950-1970 he owned and operated James P. Johnson Construction. He constructed all the roads in the Dempsey addition on the northside of Santa Fe, the Glorieta Baptist Assembly and Black Lake. His company destroyed the Old Penitentiary on Cordova Road. He is survived by a grandson, Preston Maxwell of Santa Fe; a cousin, Carole Filgo of Mississippi; a great-nephew, Mike Filgo of Mississippi; and his guardian, Margaret VeneKlasen. Gordon VeneKlasen, also his guardian, preceded him in death. Memorial service to be announced at a later date to be held at Vermejo Park.
Johnson, James W.
James "Jim" W. Johnson of Bernalillo, NM died Monday, August 18, 2008 after an extended illness. Jim is survived by his wife of 50 years, Beverly and their three children, Brenda and Wayne Johnston of Albuquerque, Ben and Kathy Johnson of Rio Rancho, and Bonnie and Reggie Simmons of Mansfield, Texas as well as his grandchildren, Jay, Cortney and Aaron Simmons, Megan and Meredith Johnson and Marni and Dakota Mullikin and his great- granddaughter, Lillian Simmons. Jim is also survived by his sisters, Susan DelMargo of Bernalillo, and Carol Ann Hale of Byers, Texas and numerous nieces and nephews. Jim was born in Fairview, NM on May 2, 1936 to Clarence and Lola Johnson. He grew up in Taos where he graduated from Taos High School prior to joining the US Army paratroopers. Jim was an addiction therapist and worked with the VA Hospital in Albuquerque for 13 years. He also worked as an addiction therapist in his own practice, Apple Axe, before going to work for the VA. Direct Burial Services in Albuquerque has handled cremation arrangements for the family. A Memorial Service is being planned by the family to be held at a later date. Jim was loved by all and will be greatly missed. ABQ Journal August 24, 2008
Johnson, Santiago Jose
Santiago Jose Johnson of Arroyo Hondo died on September 2, 2001 in Denver,
CO. Services were held on September 8, 2001 at Calvary de Taos and burial
followed at the Arroyo Hondo Cemetery. All services were entrusted to the
Sisneros LaFollette Family Funeral Service. (The preceding obituary was
extracted from The Taos News, September 20, 2001)
Johnson, Walter Willard
Walter Willard "Spud" Johnson age 71. Resident of Taos, NM. died in St, Vincent Hospital Santa Fe, NM. Nov 4,1968. He was the owner and editor of The Horse Fly News Paper. He is survived by a brother Van E. Johnson; Niece U. C. Lovejoy; Brother-in-law W. A. Aannon. Taos News Nov 7,1968 1. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Jones, Wendell E.
Wendell E. Jones, 67. A funeral for Wendell E. Jones, 67, of Countryside
Place, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ at the
corner of Tansill and Maple streets, with the Rev. Charles Spivey
officiating, assisted by the Rev. Michael Bingham. Interment will follow at
Carlsbad Cemetery. Mr. Jones died Thursday, May 31, 2001, at Carlsbad
Medical Center. West Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Wendell
Eugene Jones was born April 24, 1934, in Ranchos De Taos to Harlan Davis Cox
and Carlota Dee Selph Cox. He was adopted and raised in Modesto, Calif. Mr.
Jones joined the Army and served during the Korean conflict. After his
discharge, he worked in the limestone quarries in Indiana. Moving on, he
became a core driller for the mines in Questa and Phoenix. He married
Roberta Gail "Birdie" Gallegos on April 14, 1973, in Questa. He worked nine
years at the Red River Ski Area in Red River. Mr. Jones became an
evangelist in 1983 and pastored a church in Taos. He and his family moved
to Kansas, where he pastored two other churches, one on the Kickapoo Indian
Reservation in Horton and the other in Muscotah, Kan. He also worked as the
site manager for the Lake Village Apartments in Horton. Mr. Jones and his
family moved to Carlsbad on April 13, 1995, where he was manager of the La
Huerta Allsup's. Most recently, he was the assistant to the area supervisor
for the Allsup's convenience stores in this area. His parents preceded him
in death. Survivors include his wife of the family home; sons, Jay Jones
and Arsenio Jones of Carlsbad, Robert Jones and William Jones of California,
John Jones of Jacksonville, N.C., and Mike Jones of Phoenix; daughters,
Carrie Patterson of Carlsbad and Carol Seaman of Genoa, N.Y.; brothers,
Charlie Jones of Mayfield, Utah, and Julian Jones of Truth or Consequences;
sister, Emma Duran of Albuquerque; and 16 grandchildren. Pallbearers are
Larry Decker, Steven Garcia, Chris Garcia, Jason Vigil, Jarod Vigil and John
Michael Welch. Honorary pallbearers are John Patterson, Cress Lee and
Nathan Gallegos. Friends may call 1-9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday at West Funeral Home. (The preceding obituary was listed on line at
Joseph, Epimenio J.
Epimenio J. Joseph Age 60, a resident of Chamita and Ojo Caleinte passed away on Monday, March 9, 2009 following a long illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Consuelo Joseph; father and mother-in-law, Ramon and Naomi Herrera and more recently a niece, Denise Herrera. Epimenio was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He loved fishing and the outdoors. He is survived by his wife, Mela Joseph of Albuquerque formerly of Chamita; children, Josephine Joseph and husband Sacha Gonzalez, Dominic Joseph and companion Nichole Martinez, Raymond Joseph and companion Angelica Gutierrez all of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Nicholas and Diego Sedillo, Dominic, Elena, and Danicka Joseph, Andres and Noah Joseph; brothers, and sisters, Daniel Joseph and wife Berlinda of Placita, Pete Joseph and wife Irene of Chamita, Felipe Joseph and wife Sarah of Chamita, Julian Joseph and wife Prescilla of Ojo Caliente, Dennis Joseph and companion Linda of Ojo Caliente; Joyce Christianson and husband Jeff of Espanola; God-son, Christopher Archuleta of Chamita; sister-in-law, Sheila Archuleta and husband David of Chamita; brothers-in-law, Andy Herrera and wife Eileen, Eddie Herrera and wife Linda and Estevan Herrera, all of Chamita and numerous other relatives that include nephews, nieces, uncles, aunts, cousin and other loving relatives and friends. Cremation is being planned. Services are pending. Honorary pallbearers named are all his grandchildren. The family of Epimenio J. Joseph has entrusted his funeral arrangements to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley. Burial Ojo Caliente Cemetery
Joseph, Felicitas R.
Felecitas R. Joseph age 84. Resident of Rio Lucio/Penasco, NM. died June 16, 1968 at the Espanola,NM Hospital.She is survived by her son Felix Joseph; Sister Erlinda Vigil; Grand Children Julia Fernandez and Viola Gurule. June 27, 1968 A 3 & B 4. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Pete Joseph, 79, of Taos died Tuesday December 9, 2003. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Mark Gilbert Tafoya Jr. He is survived by Velma Tafoya, whom he raised as a daughter, and her husband Mark; partner, Velda Mascarenas; and special friend, Dorothy Mascarenas, all of Taos; sisters, Emma Joseph and Josephine Romero; brother, Dennis Joseph; four grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. Call Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home for arrangements, Journal North December 11, 2003.
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