Taos County, New Mexico
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Lara, Felipe
Felipe Lara age 84 of Arroyo Seco, NM died 1 July 1905. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Larson, Pauline Garcia
Pauline Garcia Larson, 63, of Taos passed away on February 05, 2007. She is preceded in death by her father, Samuel Garcia, son, Francis Garcia, brothers, Fernando Robert and Sam P. Garcia. She is survived by her children, Kristina M. Garcia (Mike Hymer) and David Larson both of Tooele, Utah, mother Evangeline Silva, sisters, Doris Woolley (Rick) and Kathy Hardin, brothers Mike Garcia (Barbara), grandchildren, Kristin Ruybal (Ace), Brandi Garcia, Ashley Larson and Monica Stevens and many other relatives. Rosary was recited on February 08, 2007. Funeral mass was held on February 09, 2007. Both services were held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Lavadie, Cristobal J.
Cristobal J. Lavadie, 87, passed away on June 15, 2008. He was born in Vallecitos, NM on May 8, 1921. As a child, he moved to Taos. Most recently he had lived in Albuquerque for the past 10 years. He was a World War II Disabled Veteran and served in the US Navy and US Marine Corp. He was a retired Medical and X-ray Technologist and worked at Pond Clinic in Taos, the University of California Scientific Labs in Los Alamos, Los Alamos Medical Center, Los Alamos, NM and Fairview Clinic, Espanola, NM. His passions were his family, fishing, gardening, and creating beautiful paintings. He is preceded in death by his late wife, Anselma (Selma) Lavadie; and grandson, David Montoya. He is survived by three daughters, Vivian Leoma Coughenour (Frank), Loretta Lavadie Sanchez (Fred), Frances Montoya (Richard); five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Pallbearers are Fred Sanchez, Frank Coughenour, Keith Coughenour, Roberto Lavadie, Mike Montoya, and Andy Duran. Rosary will be recited on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at 7 p.m., at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Taos. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, June 19, 2008 at 10 a.m., at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Taos. Interment will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions be made to the Disabled American Veterans or the American Lung Association. Arrangements by Rivera Family Mortuaries. ABQ Journal June 17, 2008

Lavadie, Felimon Manuel
Felimon "Phil" Manuel Lavadie, 84, of Taos, passed away on October 4, 1999. He was a former County Assesor, State Representative, Bureau of Land Management, and loved politics. He did ranching most of his life. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Lavadie. He is survived by his children, Toby Lavadie (Gloria), Richard Lavadie and Rosina Lavadie. He is also survived by three grandchildren; brother, Chris Lavadie; and sister, Juanita Montoya. A Rosary was held on Tuesday, October 6, 1999 at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Taos. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, October 6, 1999, 10:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Taos, with burial to follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Pallbearers will be Madrilio Duran, Hewey Burt, Augustin J. Harmon, Felix Vargas, James Duran, and Art Martinez. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Martinez, Gilbert Lavadie, Bobby Lavadie, Ronnie Martinez, Max Martinez, and Dennis Montoya. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home, 505-758-3841.ABQJournal October 06, 1999

Lawless, Rachel May
ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL, April 17, 1998 Rachel May Lawless, 95, died Wednesday, April 15, 1998. She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Anne Lawless Anaya and husband, Rudolfo Anaya of Albuquerque; son, Don Richard Lawless and wife, Charlotte of Littleton, CO; granddaughters, Elynn Molina-Cowden and Melissa Anne Morris and husband, James A. Messec; great-grandchildren, Kristan Marie Molina, Candace Paige Messec, and Jordan Anthony Messec; niece, Janice Story Denny and husband, Bill; nephew, Robert Story of Lyons, IN; and by her lifelong friend, Eleanor Wellborn of Topeka, KS. After the death of her husband, Norman, in 1980, Rachel remained active until the age of 95. Rachel was born on a farm near Lyons, IN on May 16, 1902, the first child of Eva Candace and Homer Grounds. Her family established a congregation of the Church of Christ at West Island, IN, and she was baptized there at age 12. She graduated from high school and attended Indiana University, after which she taught school in a one-room school house. Rachel then moved to Phoenix, AZ, where she worked for Goldwaters and met her future husband, Norman Lawless. They moved to Belle Plaine, KS, then to Elkhart, KS, where Norman established a business selling farm implements. They retired to Taos, and then to Albuquerque, where they continued to enjoy their family and many friends. Rachel was a 50+ year member of the PEO sisterhood and a faithful member of the Riverside Church of Christ. She was an inspiration to all who knew her. Services were held Saturday, 10:30 a.m., at Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum Chapel, 924 Menaul NE, with Mark McKenzie officiating. Interment followed at Sunset Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Children's Home, c/o Riverside Church of Christ, 3100 La Orilla NW 87120. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.

Leatherwood, Thelma Juanita Rawlings
Thelma Juanita Rawlings Leatherwood 93, passed away September 27, 2004 in her home in Taos, New Mexico. Thelma was born April 22, 1911 in Stephenville, Texas to John Henry Rawlings and Cora Catherine Bullard Rawlings. She moved to Dallas at age 12 with her family. She was a member of the yearbook staff at Oak Cliff High School, graduating in 1930. She married Carson Roland "Buster" Leatherwood on July 4, 1942 soon after his enlistment into the U.S. Army. Their daughter, Ina Kay, was born in 1944. After WWII, Thelma worked beside her husband to promote their family business, known as the Tidy Didy Diaper Service. Thelma was a devoted member of the Baptist church for over 85 years. She loved gardening, and often traveled to Tyler in search of azaleas as well as the Hill country seeking bluebonnets. She surrounded herself with family, spending time at reunions or entertaining relatives at her home. Preceded in death by her husband, C.R. Survived by daughter, Kay and husband Charles Giddens; three grandchildren, Karla Ockels Fitch and husband Mark, and Leah Ockels, both of Dallas, Rachel Ockels of Seattle, Wash. Two great-grandchildren, Angus Ockels Talbott of Blanco, Texas and Soren Ockels of Seattle. Extended grandsons: David, Stephen, and Mark Giddens. Grandchildren: Jeff, Marty, Kyle, Zach, Jacob, Tyler, Brooke, and Jesse. Thelma was a member of the Baptist Church community for over 80 years, beginning with her baptism at Cliff Temple Baptist Church. She devoted her life to her belief in God and her love for her family as well as her friends. Viewing and visitation with family and friends will be held at Laurel Land Funeral Home on Sunday, October 3rd at 4:00pm. Funeral services will be held at Laurel Land Memorial Park on Monday, October 4th at 2:00pm. Dallas Laurel Land.

Lechtenberg, William F. Jr.
Mr. William F. "Bill" Lechtenberg Jr., 87, died Monday, October 23, 2006, after a long bout with cancer. Born in Sioux City, IA, 1918, he graduated from Iowa State in Electrical Engineering. He worked for 42 years with Mobil Oil as a geophysicist traveling extensively around the word during the "golden age" of oil exploration. He retired in 1980 to Taos, NM, served on various government committees and was active in the Taos Archeological Society. Bill is survived by his wife, Willene; sons, Kurt (and wife Barb), Jim and daughter, Carol; brother, Robert; and grandsons Erik, Chris, Craig and Stephen. Graveside Services will be held on Monday, October 30, 2006, 11:00 a.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Vista Care Hospice, 5639 Jefferson NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. French Mortuary Wyoming Blvd. Chapel (505) 823-9400

LeDoux, Emilio
Emilio Le Doux age 79, native of Taos, NM resident of Wagon Mound, NM. died at home May 6,1968. He is survived by his wife Celina F. Le Doux; Son Phillip Le Doux; Daughters Mrs. Luz L. Cruz, Mrs. Josephine L. Martinez, Mrs. Virginia Sisneros; Brothers Pablo and Dick Le Doux. Taos News May 23, 1968 B 4. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Ledoux, Mela Vigil
Mela Vigil del LeDoux was born in Talpa, NM, USA, to Josefita Struck Vigil and Jose Benito Vigil on Dec. 21, 1925. She returned home to her parents on May 18, 2003. Mela was an exceptional wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend to anyone who needed or wanted one. She was preceded in death by her great grandfather, Juan Bautista Vigil, grandfather, Juan N. Vigil, father, Jose Benito Vigil, mother, Josefita Struck de Vigil, sisters, Frances Vigil de Gallegos, Margaret Vigil de Alarid, Jose Benito Vigil Jr., and Leo Vigil. She is survived by her Beloved "Honey LeDoux" Richard; son, Richard LeDoux Jr. and wife Loretta of Bosque Farms, daughters, Diane Chavez and husband Joe of Los Lunas, Agnes Redmond and husband Gary of Albuquerque, and Rose A. LeDoux of Albuquerque. Mela? s wonderful grandchildren are; Paul LeDoux (wife Denise) of Los Lunas, Mark LeDoux of Bosque Farms, Eric Chavez (wife Jackie) of Albuquerque, Charlie Chavez of Albuquerque Monica Washington (husband Stacy) of Albuquerque, and 5 beautiful great grandchildren; Sherry LeDoux, Paul LeDoux Jr., Jared Chavez, Kyle Chavez and Isaiah. Mela is survived by her brothers Edmundo Vigil and wife Aurora of Taos, Andy Vigil of Taos; her sisters Mary Martinez of Santa Fe, Martha Vigil of Albuquerque and brother-in-law Willie Gallegos of Belen. Por todos sus amigos y familia muchos gracias por todo. Thank you to everyone who loved Mela. You brought much joy to Mela? s life. Services are as follows: Friday, May 23, 2003 a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at St Charles Church (corner of Coal and University) in Albuquerque. The funeral mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 24, 2003 also at St. Charles Church. Reception will follow on Saturday at Whittier Elementary Cafeteria, 1110 Quincy SE in Albuquerque. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010ABQ Journal May 22, 2003

Lewinson, Leo F.
Leo F. Lewinson, 91, a lifetime resident of Albuquerque, died Saturday, March 6, 1999. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Doris of the family home; daughters, DoAnn Jasper and Riette Mugleston, both of Santa Fe; sister, Jane Kahn of Santa Fe; five grandchildren, Amy McMillan of Santa Fe; Karen Little of Las Cruces, Leslie Porter of Sandia Park, Jeff Mugleston of Taos and Cheryl Mugleston of Albuquerque; five great-grandchildren; and five nephews. Mr. Lewinson was a graduate of Albuquerque High School and of the University of Pennsylvania. He was Past President of Congregation Albert and a volunteer at the Veteran's Hospital. Private family services will be held. Memorial contributions may be sent to Congregation Albert, 3800 Louisiana Blvd. NE, 87110 or All Faiths Receiving Home, P.O. Box 6573, 87197. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE. ABQ Journal March 08, 1999

Leyba, Jose Benito
Jose Benito Leyba May 21, 1938 - May 23, 2005 Place of Birth: Ojo Sarco, New Mexico Death: May 23, 2005 Place of Death: Ojo Sarco, New Mexico Jose Benito Leyba 67 of Laramie, WY and formally of Ojo Sarco passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 23, 2005. He was a very giving person; he loved every one and liked to make every one laugh. He loved his family very much and will be missed dearly. He is preceded in death by his father Bernabe Leyba on Nov. 1992, mother Carlotta M. Leyba on Sept. 1974, brothers, Herbert Leyba, Jimmy Leyba, Nick Leyba, and Luciano Leyba. He is survived by his brothers, Ruben A. Leyba and his wife Nora of Laramie, WY, Harold B. Leyba of Ojo Sarco, and Wilfred Leyba and his wife Diane of Arroyo Seco, children, Paul Leyba, David Leyba and Sandra Leyba, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral arrangements are pending; please call the mortuary with those dates and times. The Rivera family of Block-Salazar Mortuary are providing the family of Jose Benito Leyba with care and professional services. (505)753-2288 or 1(800) 443-4854

Liebert, Aloys
Aloys Liebert of Taos age 59 died 22 May 1905. He was born 11 June 1845 in Baden, Germany. He married Piedad LeDoux in 1872, she was the daughter of Julian LeDoux. Also survived by children Mrs. P. M. Dolan, Winnie, Dilla, Clarence, Alyos Jr., and Rudolph Liebert. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Light, Trystain Scott
Trystain Scott Light, 28 passed away on July 30, 2010.  He was born on October 26, 1982. A Wake Service will be on Friday, August 6, 2010 at Stop & Go in Questa at 6:00 PM. A Memorial Service will be on Saturday, August 7, 2010 at Upper Valley at Base of Wheeler at 8 AM.  Arrangements were made with Weylen's Funeral Home in Questa

Ligon, John W.
John W. Ligon age 54, resident of Taos,NM died at home of a heart attack Feb 16,1968.He was the former manager of the Kachina lodge. Survivors include his wife Mrs. Ligon; Daughter Elizabeth Ligon. Burial at Dayton, Iowa. Taos News Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Lineberry, Edwin Charles
Edwin Charles Lineberry, a Taos native since the 1930's, was given his angel wings on Sunday, July 28, 2002, five days after his birthday. He is survived by his loving wife, Novella; and his two devoted daughters, Kathy Deubel and husband, Richard of Albuquerque, and Deborah Salazar and husband, Joe of Santa Fe; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, and many friends. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Duane VanVechten Lineberry; by parents, William C. Lineberry and Cleopatra DeBolt Lineberry; brother, William C. Lineberry, Jr.; sister, Clarice Jane Lineberry Anderson. Mr. Lineberry was born in Olney Springs, Colorado. The family later moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico where he attended and graduated from Santa Fe High School. After graduation he worked with his father who was a building contractor. Some buildings to his credit include the Telephone Company building in Kansas City, MO., the Masonic Lodge building in Crested Butte, CO., and the dormitories at Adams State College in Alamosa, Co. In 1959, construction began on the Kachina Lodge in Taos, NM. It was completed in 1960. He owned and operated the lodge until October 30, 1980. Mr. Lineberry was one of the founding members of the Taos Volunteer Fire Department and was a member of the Taos Lions Club for 59 years. He was a member of Bent Lodge #42 for 55 years and was a Master Mason. He was also a member of the Ballut Abyad Temple for over 50 years. He also belonged to The Order of the Eastern Star, Valley Chapter #68. Mr. Linberry was a lifelong Republican who once ran for State Treasurer and the Taos Mayor's Office. He served several terms on the New Mexico State Parole Board. For all of his strength he had incredible softness and was generous to special charities including The American Cancer Society, Alzheimer's research, American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc., Easter Seals, Shriner's Crippled Children Hospitals, Carrie Tingley Children's Hospital, Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of American, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and others too numerous to mention. Having graduated from the New York Institute of Photography, he was an accomplished photographer with an eye for capturing nature's beauty. He was a friend to the early artists of Taos and developed a love and appreciation of their work which led to his most recent accomplishment-the VanVechten Lineberry Taos Art Museum built as a tribute to the late Duane VanVechten Lineberry. He was the"most wonderful husband in the world", a"fabulous" father, and a"very loving and gentle" grandfather, and loyal friend. He had a special love for his niece, Cindy Parent, who came from Arizona numerous times to help care for him. A special thank you to Joe Bob and Pat Baker of Amarillo, Texas for the many hours spent being loyal and devoted friends always willing to go"the extra mile". The family thanks the many doctors and medical staff who cared for Mr. Lineberry so many times. A special appreciation is extended to Dr. Michael Kaufman, Taos Medical Center, for many years of exceptional care. A private memorial celebration of the life of Edwin Charles Lineberry will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to one of Mr. Lineberry's special charities. There are no words that can describe how much he will be missed. ABQJournal August 04, 2002

Lipsett, Nan
April 23, 2000, The Santa Fe New Mexican, Page: B-2, Nan Lipsett, beloved long time resident of Taos, passed away April 10, 2000 after a brief illness. She was known to many for her generosity to wonderful causes - The Humane Society, The World Wildlife Fund, The Taos Land Trust, the Nature Conservancy, and the Taos Animal Shelter; and she was known to most for her faithful friendship and strength of spirit. Nan was an adobe builder extrordinaire, woodworker and carver, amateur archaeologist and textile connoisseur, avid reader and lover of music, an adventurer and traveler who most especially loved Mexico and the people of Mexico, and she was a devoted and unsurpassed gardener who created a lovely Japanese garden over a 30 year period at her Taos residence. Nan was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan in 1925, received a B.A. from Stephens College, and taught school in Illinois, California, and Taos, helping and encouraging many students during her twenty plus years of teaching. She fell in love with New Mexico and New Mexicans on an adventurous archaeological dig at Chaco Canyon, and shortly thereafter made Taos her home. She is survived by her loving family of friends from all walks of her life and from all places in the country, including her many, much loved Taos, Santa Fe and California friends, her archaeological group, and her old Mexico friends. She is also survived by her nieces, a nephew and an ailing sister. A memorial will be held to celebrate her life and honor her memory on Saturday, June 3 at the special place where Nan held her traditional yearly party.

Lobato, Jose Dolores
Jose Dolores Lobato age 66 of Los Cordovas, NM. died in his residence Saturday 1 Dec 1906. Survived by his wife Juanita Martinez de Lobato and son Manuel Lobato. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Lobato, Louise
Louise Lobato age 59 died in Oakland, Calif. Survivors include her husband John Lobato Sr.;Sons John Jr, Albert, Andrew and Alfred Lobato; Daughters Henrietta Lobato and Mrs. Mary Mast; Sister Mrs. Benita Peralta; Brothers Adolph Guttman, Luis Guttman and nephews Simon and Orlando Peralta. Taos News. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Locker, Corinne
Corinne Locker was born July 21, 1924 in New York and died July 25 in Corrales, NM. She moved to Santa Fe in the late 40's, where she worked for many years with Oliver La Farge. Upon his death, she became the Southwest representative of the American Association of Indian Affairs. Convinced that Taos Pueblo could succeed in its efforts to recover ownership of its sacred Blue Lake, she left the Association to work as a consultant for the Pueblo. In that role she was instrumental in winning the return of the Blue Lake area to the Pueblo in 1970. (Her papers relating to the Blue Lake struggle are archived at Princeton University Library.) She also worked for Presbyterian Medical Services when they sought to extend medical care into the Four Corners checkerboard area. She could recall visiting some clinic sites by light aircraft, landing on nearby roads, where there were no airstrips. More recently, she was engaged in water rights litigation on behalf of some of the northern pueblos. At her request, there will be no memorial service. (Family members may be reached through 505-474-4790). ABQ Journal August 04, 1999

Loftis, Eunice
Mrs. Eunice Loftis, born on September 21, 1914 to Jesse and Odie Lovvorn in Texas, peacefully passed away surrounded by her family on September 8, 2003 in Belen, NM. Eunice, along with her husband Edwin, was the owner and operator of the Taos Motel for 16 years in Taos, NM. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Belen for 21 years and volunteered her time with a Spanish missionary group for over 40 years. Eunice is survived by her beloved husband of 68 years, Edwin Loftis of the family home in Belen; two loving daughters, Lou Jane Martin and her husband, Don of Amarillo, TX; and Sue Jean Thompson of Albuquerque, NM; six granddaughters; and five great-grandchildren. Eunice's family would like to express their thanks to Quality Continuum for their care and compassion for Eunice during her illness. All services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Belen beginning with a viewing on Wednesday, September 10, 2003 at 9:30 a.m. folloABQ Journalby a funeral service at 10:00 a.m. with Jim Duncan officiating. Interment will follow services at Terrace Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Oscar Cole, Bill Blanton, Harold Crump, and Roland Graves. Romero Funeral Home 609 N. Main St. Belen NM 87002. ABQ Journal September 10, 2003

Long, Lois Ann
Lois Ann Long (Ranchos de Taos) went before us on Saturday January 6th. She is survived by her loving husband and friend of 59 years, Robert Allen Long. She is also survived by her daughter Karin Long of Milwaukee, WI; son Orv (Robert) Long, daughter-in-law Diana Bamerick of Ranchos de Taos and granddaughter Talia Bamerick of Durango, CO; son Dr. Preston Long, daughter-in-law Eileen Long and grandchildren Caitlin and Preston Alexander of Tempe, AZ. Lois was raised, educated and married in Rochester, IN. She raised her children in Marinette, WI before moving to Phoenix, AZ in 1973. She owned and operated a small retail clothing business in Phoenix before retiring and moving to the Taos area in 1999. The family would like to thank all of their Taos friends for the love and kindness shown to Lois.

Lopez, Eddie Arnold
Eddie Arnold Lopez One year old, of Rio Lucio, NM who died April 28,1968 at the Embudo Presbyterian Hospital, Embudo, NM. He is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Elizardo Lopez. He is survived by his parents, Brothers Michael, Larry, Antonio, Clyde, Randy, Ricky and Leon Lopez; Sisters Rose Marie, Lorraine, Diana and Gloria Lopez. Taos News May 9, 1968 B 4. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Lopez, Eloisa
Eloisa Lopez August 18, 2006 Eloisa Lopez, 73 of Arroyo Seco passed away on August 18, 2006. She is survived by her husband, Mauricio Lopez. Rosary was recited on August 21, 2006. Funeral mass was held on August 22, 2006. Both services were held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Arroyo Seco. Interment was held at Arroyo Seco Cemetery.

Lopez, Francisquita
Francisquita Lopez age 79, Resident of Taos,NM. died April 25,1968 at Holy Cross Hospital Taos, NM. She is survived by her daughters Mrs. Elsie Leyba and Mary Loyd Ferguson. Sister Mrs. Teresita Ferguson; Nephew Columbus Ferguson and nieces Mrs. Jimmy Montoya and Mrs. Gail Douglas. Taos News May 2,1968 B 7. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Lopez, Gregory
Gregory Lopez age 17. Resident of Picuris Pueblo, NM. died Oct 6, 1968 a victim of a hit and run motor vehicle accident. He is survived by his parents Mr. & Mrs. Luis Lopez; GrandparentsMrs. Geronimo Martinez; Brothers Ernest and Benny Lopez; Sister Laura and Emily Lopez. Taos News Oct 10,1968 1 & Oct 17,1968 5 & 6. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Lopez, Josefita
Josefita Lopez daughter of Laureuno Lopez and Manuelita Lopez died Thursday evening 17 Jan 1907. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Lopez, Josefita Quintana de
Josefita Quintana de Lopez of Park View, NM. died in Santa Fe, NM. Sunday April 7,1907. She was the wife of Antonio Lopez. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Lopez, Juan
Juan Lopez from Ranchitos, Taos, NM. died 25 Oct 1909 at 5:00 AM. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Lopez, Leandro
Leandro Lopez age 62 Resident of Penasco, NM died in Las Vegas, NM. March 29,1968. He is survived by his wife Anastacia Lopez; Sons Josue, Louis, Leandro Jr.,Nick, Freddie and Johnny Lopez; Daughters Mrs. Eugene Rodarte, Mrs.Larry Hoover, Laura Crait, Sandra Lopez; Sisters Mrs. Matilde Garcia, Mrs. Maclovia Lucero, Mrs. Rayitas Ortega and Mrs.Lucia Gallegos. Taos News April 4,1968 A 3. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Lopez, Manuelita A.
Manuelita A. Lopez age 82, resident of Las Trampas,NM. died Jan 27,1968 at the Presbyterian Hospital Embudo, NM.She is survived by her husband Telesfor Lopez; Son Jose I. Lopez; Daughter Clara Lopez and brother Porforio Arellano. Taos News Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Lopez, Maria D.
Maria D. Lopez age 19, resident of Penasco,NM. Students at Highlands University died as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Las Vegas,NM. Feb 9,1968. Survived by her parents Mr. & Mrs. Estevan Lopez ; Brothers Jose, Estevan and Gabriel Lopez by sister Leonora Lopez and grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Juan Rodriguez. Taos News Feb 22, 1968 B 2 and July 25, 1968 A 7. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Lopez, Mary Jane Fraser-Barela
Mary Jane Fraser-Barela-Lopez, 93, a resident of Albuquerque since 1974, died Sunday, October 26, 2003. She is survived by her sons, LeRoy Lopez of Albuquerque, Charles Lopez and Mark Lopez and wife, Francis, all of Taos; daughters, JoAnn Garcia of Albuquerque, Rosella Nufer and husband, Bill of Costa Mesa, CA, and Eileen Baca and husband, Johnny of Albuquerque; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael F. Lopez; son, Michael "Buddy" Lopez; daughter, Lillian M. Renteria; and mother, Margarita Fraser. Mary was born August 12, 1910 in Valdez, NM. She was the granddaughter of Felipita and William Fraser, a turn of the century Scottish pioneer who migrated to the Taos area in the 1800's. He was a geologist, stockbroker, and owner of the first copper mine in Twining. She is also the granddaughter of Telesfor and Ceova Barela. They operated the first grocery store and restaurant in Taos Junction that serviced the railroad. They also raised cattle and sheep on the family ranch in Tres Peidras, NM known as "Barelas Canyon" on New Mexico maps. She married Michael Frank Lopez February 19, 1934 at St. Francis Cathedral in Santa Fe, NM. They both worked for Santa Fe Taxi Service and then went on to run a Conoco station on Galisteo St. They also sold Wearever and "Santos" around the State of New Mexico and Colorado. During one of their sales ventures, they ended up in Santa Rosa, NM where they purchased a gas station on what is now known as "Old Route 66." They lived and worked in Santa Rosa from 1950 to 1974. They moved to Albuquerque in 1974. Rosary will be recited Wednesday, October 29, 2003, 7:00 p.m. at San Antonio Catholic Church, in Valdez, NM. Mass will be celebrated Thursday, October 30, 2003, 10:00 a.m., at San Antonio Catholic Church. Interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery, 2:30 p.m. Friends may visit San Antonio Catholic Church, one hour prior to Rosary. This poem was written in her Grandfather Fraser's memoirs. Mary chose the poem to be written for her son, Buddy, in his memoirs and it is befitting her today and always. A Precious One of Ours Is Gone A Voice We Loved Is Stilled, A Place Is Vacant In Our Hearts Which Never Can Be Filled French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500 ABQ Journal October 28, 2003

Lopez, Reyecita M.
Reyecita M. Lopez, 93, of Picuris Pueblo passed away on February 07, 2007. She is preceded in death by her husband, Louis Lopez, sons, Benny, and Gregory Lopez and grandson, Gregory Pacheco. She is survived by her children, Emily Martinez, Tina Tsosie (Clifford), Laura Pacheco (Edward) and Ernie Piahue, grandchildren, Matthew Pacheco (Feliz), Benita Lopez and Edwina Pacheco and 6 great grandchildren. Private family services will be held.

Lopez, Roberto Jose
Roberto Jose Lopez age 27. Resident of Chamisal, NM. died Taos, NM. Sept 17,1968.He is survived by his parents Mr. & Mrs. Alfonso Lopez; Brothers Louis, Clyde, Alfonso Jr., Jerry, Paul and Adelmo Lopez; Sisters Mrs. Ruby Atencio and Mrs. Jessie Martinez. Taos News Sept 19,1968 1 & Sept 26, 1968 B 4. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Lovato, Desideria R. de
Desideria R. de Lovato age 77, of Ranchos de Taos, NM died May 21,1968 at her residence. She is survived by her husband (not named in obit); Sons Amarante Lovato and Lorenzo Lovato; Daughters Pita Lovato and Bonnie Lovato; Brother Abenicio Romero. Taos News May 30,1968 B 6. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Lovato, Jose Bernardino
Jose Bernardino Lovato, 89, of Chamisal passed away on August 26, 2005. He is preceded in death by his children, Felecita, Henry and Ralph Lovato, parents, Juan P. & Leoardita Martinez, sister, Estella Cordova and brothers, Roman Lovato. He is survived by his wife, Rafaelita Lovato, children, Alex Lovato (Mary) of Colorado, Juan Benito Lovato of Chamisal, Rudy Lovato (Grace) of Albuquerque, Ruby Abrahams (Lewis) of Nebraska, Emery Lovato (Ramona) of Chamisal, Elcira Edgerton (Maurice) of Colorado, Levi Lovato (Inez) of Chamisal, Alexa Liszcz of Colorado, Maria Garcia of Chamisal, Florian Lovato (Ivy) of Taos, Joseph Lovato (Elaine) of Taos and Elizabeth Valdez (Rudy) of Chamisal. He is also survived by 21 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, brothers and sisters, Tiburcio Lovato, Jessie Lovato, Ramoncita Fresquez, Bernie Dominguez, Ernestina Dominguez, Josefita Archuleta and many other relatives and friends. Rosary was recited on Sunday, August 28, 2005 at 1 PM at Rivera Chapel and other arrangements are pending.

Lovato, Sabiniano
Sabiniano Lovato, 93, a resident of Canones passed away on Sunday, September 12, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, Francisco Lovato and Fernanda Ortega; son, Joe Ulibarri; brother, Emilio Tito Lovato; sister, Rose Nava; brother-in-law, Stan Nava; Patrick Vargas, Shawn Trujillo, Martin Lizama, Bobby Salazar; Nephew, Francis Xavier Nava. Sabiniano is survived by his wife of 61 years, Angelina Lovato; children: Adelires  Jacquez and husband Anselmo, Connie Salazar, Maria Adelia Montoya and husband Luis, Frank "Pancho" Lovato, Clara Balderrama, Rose Montoya and husband Miguel , Emilio Lovato, Martha Vialpando and husband Lonisio, Sabiniano Lovato Jr. and wife Elaine, Annie Vasquez and husband Angel, Bonnie Miranda and husband Monte, Delfinia Lovato and companion Conrad Kerr, Fernanda Lovato, Terry Lovato and companion Louie Quintana; 45 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren; 15 great great- grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.  Public Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory with a wake to follow at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Victory Faith Church in Española with the burial to follow at Canones Community Cemetery with the following serving as pallbearers: Olivar Montoya, Bobby Lovato, Tony Montoya, Tito Lovato, Lonnie Vialpando, Adam Vasquez, Mario Miranda and Jeff Lujan.  Serving as honorary pallbearers will be all of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  The family of Sabiniano Lovato has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley.

Loving, Mary Charlotte Heath Beals
Mary Charlotte Heath Beals Loving , Portland, ME. Mary died November 27, 2006, at her home in Portland. She was born in Waterville, Me Dec. 9,1927, to parents Arthur and Carlotta Heath. Mary graduated from Lawrence High School in Fairfield and from nursing school at St. Lukes Hospital in New York City. She is survived by two daughters, Marideth and Victoria Beals and soninlaw Barry Linder, also two sisters, Emily Nicholas of Augusta and Millicent Donahue of Scarborough, as well as 13 nieces and nephews, all of whom she dearly loved. She was preceded in death by her beloved sister, Doris Mazzaro, next to whom she will be laid to rest. A portion of her ashes will be at her family home in Fairfield as well as at her parents grave site. At a later date the remainder of her ashes will be spread over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Taos, New Mexico, which was Mary's home for many years. In lieu of flowers donations in her name can be made in her name can be made to the Taos/Picuris Service Unit Employee Association P.O. box 1956 Taos ,New Mexico 87571 attn.desiree samora

Lowe, Benjamin Albert
Benjamin Albert Lowe age 52 of Taos died July 17,1968 in Denver, Colo. He is survived by his wife Ernestine Lowe; Sons Ben Jr., and James C. Lowe; Daughter Christine Lowe; Brother Larkin Lowe and sister Mrs. Joe Sanchez. Taos News July 25,1968 A 6. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Loyd, Harold Lynn
Harold Lynn Loyd died peacefully on October 11, 2005 after suffering a massive stroke. He is survived by his wife Susanne Thomson Loyd, sister Peggy Fuston, five children Robin Loyd Schwalb, Thomas E. Loyd, Phillip C. Loyd, Alexandra Loyd Knight & Ian T. Loyd, grandchild Matthew Kellogg, and an extensive group of close and cherished friends. Harold was born in DeKalb, Texas in 1932 and graduated Phi Kappa Phi with a Masters Degree in Engineering from Texas A&M University. He was Senior Vice President and partner of Turner, Collie & Braden in Houston, Texas until 1991 and received multiple honors for his work and chaired multiple committees for ASCE, ACEC, EJCDC & CECT including the Houston Chamber of Commerce from 1978 to 1989. He and Susanne moved to Taos, New Mexico in 1997 where he was a parishioner of St. James Episcopal Church. He will be remembered as a kind and gentle husband, father and friend who loved learning, reading and traveling. A Celebration of Life was held on Friday, October 14th, 2005 at the San Francisco de Asis Church in Ranchos de Taos, NM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Stray Hearts Animal Shelter in Taos at www.strayhearts.org, 505-758-2981 or St. James Episcopal Church, 5794 NDCBU, Taos, NM 87571, 505-758-2790.

Lozoya, Lorraine Lucille
Lorraine Lucille Lozoya was born September 5, 1956 in Taos, New Mexico. She passed away Sunday, August 2, 2009 at the age of 52. Lorraine loved being a housewife, mother and grandmother. She will be remembered for her love of making people laugh and smile and for making jokes all the time. Lorraine loved to sing, listen to music and loved giving hugs and lots of kisses to her daughters, husband and grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held at St. Therese Little Flower Catholic Church, 4th and Mildred NW. A Rosary will be recited on Thursday, August 6, 2009 at 7:00pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 7, 2009 at 10:00am. A private family burial will take place at a later date. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008  ABQ Journal August 05, 2009

Lucas, Antonia Mygatt
Antonia Mygatt Lucas, 1921-2006, a local artist and music teacher died of natural causes on February 19, 2006. She is preceded in death by her husband, David Lucas, sister, Judith Richardson and brother, Donald Mygatt. She is survived by daughters, Suni M. Lucas, Tami A. Lucas, Bonnie W. Lucas and husband, Christopher J. Alexander and granddaughter, Grace Alexander. She is also survived by her siblings, Peter Mygatt, Samuel Lloyd, Christopher Lloyd, Ruth Lloyd and Adele Lloyd.

Lucero, Abran F. Jr.
Abran F. Lucero Jr., 42, of Taos Canyon passed away on December 25, 2005. He is preceded in death by his parents, Abran Lucero Sr. and Gloria Lucero and brother, Eddie Lucero. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Rose Lucero, sons, Francisco and Lorenzo Lucero, brothers, Arty Lucero and Gus Lucero, and many other relatives. Service was held on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 at Good News Christian Fellowship Church. Funeral service was held on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment was held at Dolores Cemetery in Canon.

Lucero, Carlos
Carlos "Charlie" Lucero, 81, of Ranchos de Taos passed away on February 07, 2007. He is preceded in death by his wife, Adelina Lucero, infant son, C.G. Lucero, parents, David & Estella Lucero, sisters, Edna Vargas and Mary Lucero. He is survived by his daughters, Martha Ortiz (Celso), Beatrice Lucero, Cecilia Lucero, Rose Quintana (Orlando) and Carmen Ortiz (Leonard). He is also survived by sisters, Louis Jaramillo (John) of Las Cruces and Lorraine Trujillo (Eloy) of Taos, numerous grandchildren and many other relatives. Rosary was recited on February 09, 2007. Funeral mass was held on February 10, 2007. Both services were held at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church. Interment was held at Jesus Nazareno Cemetery.

Lucero, Esequiel
Esequiel Lucero of Palo Blanco, NM. died at home 15 April 1909. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Lucero, George
George Lucero, 78, of Chamisal passed away on April 20, 2006. He retired from Hawthorne Naval Ammunitions Depot and came to Chamisal and eventually opened Lucero's Grocery Store. He is preceded in death by his sister, Isabel Lucero and brother, Oramito Lucero. He is survived by his wife, Lillian Lucero, children, Georgia Chavez of Chamisal, Marie Tyler of Chamisal, George Lucero Jr. (Agnes) of Chamisal, David Lucero (Anita) of Chamisal, Frank Lucero of Chamisal, Linda Montoya (Raymond) of El Prado, Norma Fernandez (Leo) of Rio Lucio, Tammy Lucero of Chamisal, Libby Gallegos (Samuel) of Chamisal, brother and sisters, Lillian Pacheco (Adonio, Manuel Lucero (Helen), Elvia Valdez (Octaviano) and Irene Martinez (Albert) 24 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild and many other relatives. Rosary was recited on Sunday, April 23, 2006. Funeral mass was held on Monday, April 24, 2006. Both services were held at San Antonio de Padua Catholic Church in Penasco. Interment was held at Lower Chamisal Cemetery.

Lucero, Johnny Anthony
Johnny Anthony Lucero, 17, of Llano Largo passed away on June 17, 2006. He was a 2006 graduate of Penasco High School. He is survived by his parents, Albert & Gloria Lucero, sisters, Cheryl Lucero of Albuquerque and April Lucero of Penasco. He is survived by his grandparents, Ted & Alice Muniz of Llano Largo and George & Corina Lucero of El Valle, numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Rosary was recited on June 20, 2006. Funeral mass was held on June 21, 2006. Both services were held at San Antonio de Padua Catholic Church in Penasco. Interment was held at Llano Largo Cemetery.

Lucero, Jose G.
Jose G. Lucero, 70, of Arroyo Seco passed away on December 31, 2006. He was a former chief of police for the Town of Taos and Lt. Colonel in the US National Guard. He was a veteran of the US Air Force and was a graduate of the FBI Academy. He is preceded in death by his father, Benjamin Lucero, great uncle and aunt who raised him, Pedro & Virginia Lucero. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Patricia Lucero, daughter, Maria Montoya and husband, Martin and grandson, Miguel Montoya as well as children from a previous marriage, Tony, Michael, Robert, William, Mary, Helen and Donna, many grandchildren, relatives and friends. Rosary was recited on Wednesday, January 03, 2007. Funeral mass was held on Thursday, January 04, 2007. Both services were held at Holy Trinity Church in Arroyo Seco. Interment was held at Arroyo Seco Cemetery.

Lucero, Juan
Juan Lucero well known person died wednesday about 2:00 PM when he was killed by lighting (Un Rayo) near Romerosville, Mora County NM. He was on his way home to La Tablazon,NM, accompanied by his wife a daughter and some other neighbors. They were in a horse drawn wagon and were crossing the Arroyo del Puertecito de La Estancia,NM when lighting struck killing him and rendering unconscious the other people in the wagon. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Lucero, Luciano
Luciano Lucero, a lifelong resident of Ojo Caliente, passed away at the Española Hospital after a short illness. He was predeceased by his father Pedro D. Lucero. Luciano was survived by his wife Feloniz of the home; a daughter Bernice Archuleta of Ojo Caliente; a son Lenny of Denver, Colorado; his mother Maria Rosana Maestas-Lucero of Santa Fe; 5 sisters Erminia Jaramillo of Albuquerque, Lorraine Jaramillo and Grace Ruiz, both of Santa Fe; Andreita Rivera of Ely, Nevada; Bertha Martinez of El Rito; 2 brothers Audoro of West Jordon, Utah and Benito of Dixon; and nieces and nephews. Funeral services were 25 May at the St. Mary's Church in Ojo Caliente. Burial followed at the Ojo Caliente Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ross Valdez, Juan Archuleta, Cres Archuleta, Mike Mauro, Benito Lucero, and Audoro Lucero. Honorary pallbearers were Ernie Ruiz, Ernie Jaramillo, Benny Dale Lucero, Gabe Valdez, Henry Lucero, and Donald Martinez Jr.

Lucero, Maria
Maria Lucero, 94, of Arroyo Seco passed away 23 Dec 1994 in Santa Fe. She is survived by her son Julian Lucero of Arroyo Seco. 7 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 1 great great grand daughter. Interment at the Arroyo Seco, NM Cemetery The Taos News. 29 Dec 1994 A-12. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Lucero, Mary A.
Mary A. Lucero September 14, 2005 Mary Adonila Sanchez-Lucero, was born April 16, 1927 in Ojo Sarco,of Taos, most recently of Albuquerque, passed away on September 14, 2005after a lengthy illness. She was preceded in death by her parents Julian & Magdalena (Tafoya) Sanchez; Step-mother Genara (Aragon) Sanchez; husband Lucas Lucero, sister and brother-in-law Virginia and Paul Martinez of Chamita; brother Jimmy Sanchez and three of her 13 children (Joe Ned, Mary Ann, Bobby Michael Lucero). She is survived by her long time companion, Meliton Montano; children, Mary P (Eliseo) Trujillo of Truchas, Albert (Fran) Lucero of Santa Fe, Stella (Glenn) Hokanson of Bernalillo, Lucas "Jr" Lucero, Eddie (Anna) Lucero, Jerry Lucero, Vincent Lucero, Jimmy Lucero, David (Anna) Lucero, and Phillip Lucero, all of Taos; 22 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild, many nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends. A funeral mass was held September 17, 2005, at Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Lucero, Natividad
Natividad Lucero, 79, of Amalia passed away September 29, 2005. She is preceded in death by her parents, Miguel and Maria de la Luz Maestas and her husband, Malaquias Lucero. She is survived by her children, Rita Rivera (Eleuto), Louie Lucero (Gloria), Barbara Molina all of Amalia, Pauline Vargas (Leroy) of Taos and Mike Lucero of Amalia. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren. Rosary was recited September 30, 2005 at Santo Nino Catholic Church in Amalia. The funeral mass was held on October 1, 2005 at Santa Nino. Interment will follow at the Amalia Cemetery. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home.

Lucero, Natividad
September 29, 2005 Natividad Lucero, 79, of Amalia passed away September 29, 2005. She is preceded in death by her parents Miguel and Maria de la Luz Maestas and her husband, Malaquis Lucero. She is survived by her children, Rita Rivera (Eleuto), Louie Lucero (Gloria), Barbara Molina all of Amalia, Pauline Vargas (Leroy) of Taos and Mike Lucero of Amalia. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren. Rosary was recited September 30, 2005 at 7PM at Santa Nino Catholic Church in Amalia. The funeral mass will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2005 at 10 AM at Santa Nino. Interment will follow at the Amalia Cemetery.

Lucero, Pablita
Pablita Lucero age 90 of Valdez, NM. died at her residence Friday last week (17 May 1907). She was the wife of Gregorio Lucero, who also died Wednesday of this week.(Note his death is not listed in the news paper). La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Lucero, Salvador
Salvador Lucero age 22 was killed 7 June 1909 when he was struck by lighting while he was herding sheep in the arroyo del punche. He was buried in the cemetery of El Cerritos, Colorado. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Lucero, Silviano
Silviano Lucero age 89 years, 9 months and 6 days.From Arroyo Hondo, NM. Taos County NM Ex-Sheriff died Thursday 13 June 1907 at 6:00 AM. He was born in Arroyo Hondo, NM 7 Sept 1867. His parents were Jesus Maria Lucero and Cleofas Anaya. His father was of the Lucero family of Rio Arriba County and his mother of the Anaya family whose origins were in Senora, Mexico. He also served as Justice of the Peace for 3 terms and director of schools. He is survived by his wife Ciria Jaramillo, 4 daughters and 1 son. Names not listed. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Lugbauer, Cindy
LUGBAUER, Cindy; 35; formerly of Taos, NM; died July 22, 1998 in CO; Albuquerque Journal North, Saturday, July 25, 1998, page B2.

Lujan, Endelicia
Endelicia Lujan October 8, 1908-March 2, 2005 Endelicia Lujan Age 96, of Espanola, passed away on Wednesday, March 02, 2005. She is preceded in death by her parents; Alfredo and Amada Lujan and a brother; Leopoldo Lujan in 2003, two sisters, Maclovia Garcia and Sarah Roybal and another brother; Luis Lujan. She is survived by her siblings; Ruben Lujan of Espanola, NM, Amada Lujan of Espanola, NM, Isabel Roybal, Freddie Lujan of Santa Fe, NM, Agustin Lujan and his wife Sennie of Espanola and Eloy Lujan and his wife Rose of Espanola, NM. Nephews and Nieces include; Dolores Bello and her husband George of Albuquerque, NM. Waldo Roybal of Santa Fe, NM, Carmela Trujillo and husband Steve of Santa Fe, NM, Eddie Lujan of Albuquerque, NM., Cecilia Lujan of Espanola, NM, Angela Vigil and her husband Larry of Albuquerque, NM, Mary Agnes Lujan of Espanola, NM. Roland Lujan and his wife Judy of Santa Fe, NM and Anita Cottle and her husband Bob of Simi Valley, CA. Recitation of the Rosary was held on Thursday, March 3, 2005 at 7:00 PM at Block Salazar Mortuary in Espanola, NM. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday, March 4, 2005 at 10:30 AM at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Espanola, NM with Interment following the mass at the El Rancho Community Cemetery. The family of Endelicia Lujan have entrusted the care of her arrangements to the Rivera family of Block Salazar Mortuary of the Espanola Valley.Born: October 8, 1908 Place of Birth: San Ildefonso, New Mexico Death: March 2, 2005 Place of Death: Española, New Mexico

Lujan, Jim
January 13, 2001, The Santa Fe New Mexican, Page: B-2, JIM LUJAN, 77 years of age, and a resident of Espanola passed away January 10, 2001. Mr. Lujan was owner and operator of Lujans Funeral Homes in Espanola and Taos for the past 37 years. He served in the New Mexico House of Representatives for 8 years during the Jack Campbell and Dave Cargo Administrations.He was a member of the Lions Club and La Union Protectiva. Mr. Lujan is survived by his wife of 59 years, Pita Lujan; his mother, Sofia Lujan of Santa Fe; 1 son, Jimmy Jr. of Taos; 2 daughters, Frances and husband Gilbert Vela of Albuquerque and Yolanda and husband Terry Wilson of Espanola; 3 sisters: Cecilia Lynch and husband Edward of Los Alamos, Mabel Rivera and husband Felix, and Viola Tapia and husband Pete, both of Santa Fe. Mr. Lujan is also survived by 7 grandsons: David and rey Lujan, Daniel and Carlos Roybal, Marcos and Gilbert Vela Jr., and Adam Valerio; 3 great granddaughters and many other relatives and a tremendous amount of friends and colleagues. Services for Mr. Lujan are scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Thursday at Lujans Capilla Del Valle and at 7:00 p.m. Friday at the Victory Faith Church in Espanola. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the same church. Interment will follow at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Santa Fe with the following serving as pallbearers: Gilbert Vela, Gilbert Vela, Jr., Marcos Vela, Daniel Roybal, David Lujan, Carlos Roybal, and Rey Lujan. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be Steven Gabaldon, Kenny Vigil, Thomas Montoya, Viola Martinez, and employees of Lujans Funeral Homes in Taos and Espanola. Also members of the New Mexico State Legislature.

Lujan, Juan G.
Juan G. Lujan, 89, of Taos Pueblo passed away on February 28, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Tonita Lujan, children, Ronald J. Lujan (Janice) and Judith Ann Lujan, sister, Marie Concha, 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Lujan, Siria Maria
Siria Maria Lujan, lifelong resident of the Espanola Valley, went to be with our Lord Jesus on Good Friday March 25, 2005 after a lengthy illness. She was preceded in death by her parents Espiridion and Juanita Vigil of Chimayo, her in Laws Miguel Y Ascencion Lujan of Santa Cruz, her Grandson Carlos Lujan, Sister Nettie Martinez and two brothers; Salvador Vigil and Sevedeo Vigil. She was a loving wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. She was our spiritual Rock and taught us that through God everything is possible. She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years Manual N. Lujan, her sisters; Vera Crouse, Adelena Miller and her husband Donald all of Albuquerque, and Andreita Martinez of Santa Fe. Also surviving are her Children; Catherine Salazar and her husband Jerry of Santa Fe, Theresa Roybal and her husband Jim of Espanola, Ronny Lujan and his wife Olga, Ruben Lujan and his wife Patsy and Rudy Lujan and his fiancé Tina all of Espanola, Eighteen Grandchildren and Nineteen Great Grandchildren. A wake service for Mrs. Lujan was held on Sunday March 27, 2005 at 7:00 pm at Block-Salazar Mortuary in Espanola, Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday March 28th at 11:00 a.m. at La Iglesia De La Santa Cruz De La Canada, the committal Service followed at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Serving the family as Pallbearers were; Matthew Salazar, Randy Lujan, Michael Lujan, Larry Roybal, Richard Lujan, and Raymond Lujan. Honorary Pallbearers included; Donna, Anthony, Ernest and Mureen Vigil. The Rivera Family of Block-Salazar Mortuary is assisting the family of Siria Maria Lujan with professional services. (505) 753-2288, toll free (800) 443-4854. Born: April 15, 1923 Place of Birth: Chimayo, New Mexico Death: March 25, 2005 Place of Death: Española, New Mexico

Luna, Casandria
Casandria Luna age 2 years and 3 months old of Chico, NM. died 30 July 1909 at 6:30 PM. Daughter of Raymundo Luna and Eduvigen G. de Luna. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Lyons, Patrick
Patrick Lyons age 74 died here in Taos, NM. Last Sunday 2 Feb 1907. He came from Montana as a soldier in 1856. Survivors Mrs. Alfonso Hoy and Mrs. Frank Staplin. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

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