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Macias, Claudina A.
October 19, 2006 Claudina A. Macias, 81, of Ranchos de Taos passed away on October 19, 2006. She is preceded in death by her husband, Felix Macias, sisters, Delfina Sandoval, Grace Chavez, Ernestina Hammer and brother, Sevedeo Sanchez. She is survived by her son, Cipriano J. Macias (Amy) of Ranchos de Taos, grandchildren, Santiago, Samantha and Santana Macias, brother in law, George Hammer, many nieces and nephews. Rosary will be recited on Sunday, October 22, 2006 at 7 PM at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church. Funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2006 at 10 AM at San Francisco de Asis Church. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. www.riverafuneralhome.com
Madrid, Maria de La Paz
March 8, 2006 Maria de La Paz Madrid, 96, of Arroyo Seco passed away on March 08, 2006. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jose Ambrosio Madrid, son, Leo Madrid and daughter, Eloisa Garcia. She is survived by her children, Roselia Martinez (Ruben) of Pueblo, CO, Elvira Garcia (Fidel) of Arroyo Seco, Olivia Rendon (George) of Montrose, CO, Frank Madrid (Mary) of Arroyo Seco, Berlinda Madrid (Uvaldo Olonia) of Taos, 33 grandchildren, 57 great grandchildren, 25 great great grandchildren and many other relatives. Rosaries were recited on Saturday, March 11, 2006 and Sunday, March 12, 2006 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Arroyo Seco. Funeral mass was held on Monday, March 13, 2006 Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment was held at Arroyo Seco Cemetery.
Madrid, Viviana Silva de
Viviana Silva de Madrid age 77 years 1 month and 28 days of Los Valdeces, Colo (Monte Vista, Co.) died 29 Jan 1909 at 8:00 AM. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Amada Maes, 86, of Amalia passed away on March 16, 2005. She is preceded in death by her husband, Alcario Maes, sons, Willie, Anthony and John Maes. She is survived by her children, Ruben (Debbie), Betty and Jimmy Maes. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and brother, Celestino Sanchez. Rosary was recited on Friday, March 18, 2005 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Costilla. Funeral mass was held on Saturday, March 19, 2005 at Sacred Heart Church. Interment was held at Amalia Cemetery. Born: May 03, 1918 Place of Birth: Amalia Death: March 16, 2005. Place of Death: Colorado
Dulcinia Maes age 89, Resident of Amalia, NM. died April 1,1968 in Albuquerque, NM. She is survived by her sons Alcario and Ben Maes Jr.;Daughters Mrs.Eliza Baxberger, Mrs. Pablita Santistevan, Mrs. Mercy Cardenas, Mrs. Ofelia Sanchez and Mrs.Eppie Gallegos. Taos News. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Frances Maes, age 90, passed away on Tuesday, November 2, 2010. She was born in San Pedro, New Mexico on December 26, 1919 to Basilio and Genoveva Quintana. Frances was preceded in death by her husband, William R. Maes; son Julian Santiago Maes; sisters: Eufelia Bond, Agatha Chavez and Natividad (Nettie) Quintana; brothers: Juan, Lorenzo, Celestino and Antonio Quintana. She is survived by her daughter, Inez V. Martinez and her husband Max (Tito) A. Martinez; grandchildren: Barbara Lynn Maes Ballard, Stephanie Annie Martinez-Stephan and her husband John, Damian Dominic Martinez, Maxine Therese Gerbino and her husband Vincent, Mark Nathaniel Martinez and Martin Anthony Martinez. Frances has 6 great-grandchildren: Christopher, Aaron, and Megan Martinez, Amber Channel, Audrey and Anthony Gerbino. A public visitation will be held on Friday, November 5, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Church in Santa Cruz with burial to follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery with the following serving as pallbearers: Damian Martinez, Martin Martinez, Mark Martinez, Christopher Martinez, John Stephan and Fabian Quintana. The family of Frances Maes have entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley.
Maes, Isabel G.
Isabel G. Maes August 1, 1934 - June 15, 2005 Isabel Maes age 70 of Santa Cruz born August 1, 1934 went to be with our lord on Wednesday June 15, 2005. Ms. Maes is preceded in death by her father, Juan I. Gallegos and great-grandson Vincent G. Maes. She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Riddick and her husband Ron of El Paso TX; son, David Maes of Espanola, grandsons, Vincent Maes and his wife Cynthia of Chaparral, NM, Johnny A. Maes and his wife Raquel of El Paso, TX; granddaughter, Rosa A. Riddick of El Paso, TX, great-grandchildren, Isabel, Daniel, and Nick; brother, Jerry Gallegos; sisters, Benita Baldonado, Tiofila Herra, and Rosa Gallegos; as well as nephews, nieces and other relatives and friends. A puplic visitation has been scheduled for today, Friday, June 17, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. at Block-Salazar Mortuary in Espanola. The Rivera family of Block-Salazar Mortuary is providing the family of Isabel Maes with care and professional service. 753-2288 or 800-443-4854. Born: August 1, 1934 Place of Birth: Abiquiu, New Mexico Death: June 15, 2005 Place of Death: Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 27, 2001, The Santa Fe New Mexican, page B-1, Two people died in separate single-vehicle accidents in Taos County over the weekend. The were identified as Brian Simsovic of Las Trampas and Joe Maes of Costilla. Funeral services are planned this week for Simsovic, 17, who was killed near Penasco in southern Taos County. His mother, Melinda Simsovic, said Monday that he was killed instantly when the 1994 Toyota pickup he was driving hit a patch of ice on N.M. 75, ran off the road, rolled over and landed in a ravine about 7:30 p.m. Friday. A passenger, Ray Lopez, Brian Simsovic's cousin and best friend, also of Las Trampas, suffered injuries to his head and hands and remains in UNM Hospital in Albuquerque, she said. "Ray was thrown out into the brushes and crawled up the ravine," she said. "He finally saw headlights, and could see which direction. He was totally disoriented." Melinda Simsovic said a Mora couple picked Lopez up along the road about 9 p.m. Friday. She said Brian Simsovic was attending Taos High School at the time of his death, but had attended Penasco public schools most of his life. A rosary is planned at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Las Trampas church. A Mass will be celebrated there at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, followed by burial of his ashes with a reception at the Las Trampas morada. Survivors include his grandfather, Delfido Lopez of Las Trampas; parents Melinda and Jeff Simsovic of Las Trampas; brother Scott Simsovic of Espanola; aunts Florence Vigil, Rosina Lopez and Carol Lopez, all of Las Trampas, and Patsy Romero of Santa Fe, and numerous cousins, including Ray Lopez, John Lopez and Crystal Vigil, all of Las Trampas. "His greatest love, besides girls, was the culture and Northern New Mexico," Melinda Simsovic said. "The entire community of Las Trampas was his family. We've been here since he was 5. He was an incredible child." Taos County Sheriff's deputies, who investigated the crash, have not been available for comment. In the other fatal crash, involving Maes, New Mexico State Police say they have charged the driver, Steve Cortez of Costilla, with driving while intoxicated and vehicular homicide. Lt. Oscar Gonzalez of the State Police office in Espanola said Cortez, 37, was driving a 1976 Chevrolet Blazer west on N.M. 196 in far northern Taos County at 1:40 p.m. Saturday when it left the roadway and overturned three times. Maes, 42, died from multiple injuries. Cortez and another passenger, Billy Valdez, 42, of the Costilla area, were taken to Holy Cross Hospital in Taos for treatment of their injuries.
Maes, Joe A.
Joe A. Maes, age 79, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died November 15, 1999. He is survived by daughters, Anna Abeyta and husband, Eddie of Ranchos de Taos, NM, Alice Maes of Albuquerque, Angela Blea and husband, Jesse of Albuquerque; sons, Victor Maes and wife, Liz of Taos, NM, Leo Maes and wife, Antionette of Albuquerque, Herman Maes of Albuquerque; sisters, Mercedes Jaramillo of Questa, NM, Fedelina Trujillo of Block Lake, NM; brother, Manuel Maes of Albuquerque; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Mark Laviolette. He was a member of St. Charles Parish, and a member of DAV and the VFW. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church, Thursday, November 18, 1999. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church at 9:30 a.m., Friday, November 19, 1999. Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave. SE, in charge of arrangements. ABQ Journal November 18, 1999
Maes, Jose Ben
Jose Ben Maes-77 Questa, New Mexico-Jose Ben Maes Passed away on December 9, 2009 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was born to Ventura and Rebecca Maes on November 6,1932 in Amalia, NM. He was married to Dora Maes. Jose was a member of the V.F.W. , was an avid hunter and fisherman, for the past several years he was a casino player, and was only happy when he would win! He attended basic training in Ft. Hood Texas.
From February 1953-1955 he was in the Army 4th Tank Battalion, serving one year in the Korean War, with the
remaining tour of duty in Hawaii and was discharged in January 1961. He is preceded in death by his parents, one grandson; Gary Michael Maes Jr., one brother; Tony Maes. Jose is survived by two sons; Loren (Bea) Maes, Gary (JoAna Vigil) Maes, one daughter; Diane (Michael) Larmore, four sisters; Cora (rudy) Gallegos, Silvia Maes, Jean (Amador) Duran, Margie Maes, 10 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 3 great great
grandchildren, several special nieces nephews and many friends. A rosary was held on Friday December 11, 2009 at 6:30 PM at the Sacred Heart Church in Costilla. Funeral Mass was held on Saturday December 12,
2009 at 10:00 AM at the Sacred Heart Church In Costilla with the burial at the El Pueblito Cemetery in Questa. Arrangements were made with Weylen's Funeral Home in Questa
Maestas, David James
David James Maestas age 19 of Talpa, NM. died in a Motor vehicle in Taos, NM. Last Friday night. Surviving him is his mother Delia Maestas; Sisters Silva and Benita Maestas; Brother Ben Maestas, (David James Maestas and Mike Ortiz were in the same vehicle). Taos News Dec 26,1968 1. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
MAESTAS, Florence; 51; Ranchos de Taos; died September 24, 1998; Albuquerque Journal North, Saturday, September 26, 1998, page 2
Guillermo "Billy" Maestas, 43, of Ranchos de Taos passed away on January 02, 2007. He is preceded in death by his brother, Jose "Joey" Maestas Jr. He is survived by his parents, Jose Elias and Faby Maestas, sons, Anthony, Guillermo and Elias Maestas, sister, Bernadette Solivan, uncle and aunt, Ed and Pam Quintana, cousins, Nicole and Lucilla Quintana, Alyssa Jaramillo. Rosary was held on January 04, 2007 at San Francisco Catholic Church. Funeral mass was held on January 05, 2007 at San Francisco de Asis Church. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home.
Jacobo "Jake" Maestas, 72, passed away November 27, 1999. He was born and raised in Taos, NM, was a longtime resident of Albuquerque, retired from Duke City Lumber Company, and was a member of Alameda Bible Church. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Nettie Maestas; four daughters, Pamala Montoya, Kathleen Dodd and husband, Ken, Linda Malone and husband, Don, and Valerie Sanchez and husband, Glenn; son, Cliff Maestas and wife, Nancy; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; brothers, Ben, Florimel, and Tom; sisters, Viola, Corina, and Emily; and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends who loved and will miss him. Services will be held at Alameda Bible Church, 220 El Pueblo NW on Tuesday, November 30, 1999 with viewing at 8:45 a.m. and Funeral at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Malcolm Bicker officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th NW. 505-343-8008. ABQ JournalNovember 29, 1999
John Maestas, 31, of Taos passed away unexpectedly on November 23, 2005. He was a graduate of Taos High School and worked as a sales representative for the Maloof Distributing Company. He is survived by his daughter Trinity Lynne Maestas, his parents, Benjamin and Ernesta Maestas of Taos, Henry and Susan Vigil of Santa Fe and Bea M. Vigil of Taos, his grandmother, Beatrice P. Vigil of Taos, his godmother, Diana V. Martinez of Taos, his brothers and sisters, Jennifer Kesner (Daniel), Jim Maestes, Alfonso Vigil, Marisa Vigil, Virginia Medina (Anthony) and Jayne Trujillo (Jimmie) and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.A memorial service was held November 26, 2005 at the Rivera Chapel. There was a reception immediately following the memorial at the Taosena Restaurant.
Maestas, Jose Atanacio
Jose Atanacio Maestas age 5 months of Gallina, Rio Arriba County NM. died 20 Sept 1909. Survived by grand mother Josefita M. de Maestas. Mother and 4 brothers. Names not listed. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Maestas, Jose Jr.
September 17, 2005 Jose "Joey" Maestas, Jr., of Ranchos de Taos, passed away September 17, 2005. He is survived by his parents, Elias and Faby Maestas, sons Joey Maestas III and Daniel Maestas both of Hawaii, his sister, Bernadette Solivan, brother, Billy Walter Maestas and his uncle and aunt, Ed and Pam Quintana. A Rosary was recited on September 21, 2005 at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church in Taos. Mass was held on September 22, 2005 at San Francisco de Asis.
Leroy Maestas age 21 resident of Ranchos de Taos, NM. died in a vehicle accident between a motorcycle and a dump truck Saturday, March 1,1968. He is survived by his parents Mr. & Mrs. Albert Maestas; Sisters Mrs.Marcia Harris, Mrs. Margie Gallegos, Mrs. Marlou Lucero and Miss Terry Maestas; Brothers Fares and Ben Maestas. Taos News March 7,1968 4 and March 21, 1968 2. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Maestas, Lorenzo A.
Lorenzo A. Maestas March 10, 2006 Lorenzo Maestas, 64, of Ranchos de Taos passed away on March 10, 2006. He is preceded in death by his son, Lorenzo Maestas, Jr and his parents, Abedon and Damiana Maestas. He is survived by his children, Cathy Romero (Leonard) of Ranchos de Taos and Lori Ann Maestas of Ranchos de Taos, his sisters, Becky Cortez and Frances Mondragon (Leo), his grandchildren, Melinda Montoya, Valorie Bermudez and Andrew "A.J." Lampman and his great grandchildren, Isaiah Montoya, Marisol Montoya, Javier Montoya and Kayla Bermudez. Rosary was recited on Monday, March 13, 2006. Funeral mass was held on Tuesday, March 14, 2006. Both services were held San Francisco de Asis. Interment was held at New Llano Quemado Cemetery.
May Maestas, born November 4th, 1924 in Jaroso, CO, she was raised and lived in Taos, NM, died February 9, 2007. Throughout her life, she dedicated her time to helping others through many local civic and faith-based organizations. She gave to her parish, Our Lady of Guadalupe, through the use of her time. She was a dedicated lector, a member of the Altar Society, The Catholic Daughters, and was active in the Cursillo movement. She was also a member of Las Taosenas. She was a charter member of the local Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Her service to the veterans represented by the VFW included the positions of National Department Secretary and State President. When not giving of her time, she shared her love of people and was a tireless worker. Through the years her smiling face could be seen helping people at several local stores where she either worked or managed including J.C. Penney, Del Sol Weaving, Kachina Gifts, Aaronson Brothers, and Anthony's. In the interval between Aaronson Brothers and Anthony's, she worked as a teacher's aide in the Enos Garcia Middle School reading lab and she felt that perhaps being a teacher was a missed calling. Following the demise of the Anthony's chain, she landed on her feet, as always, in the position that would define the remainder of her life. For nearly twenty years she worked at the Ancianos Senior Center in Taos where she shared her love of life with other seniors. She continued to visit as a participant and volunteer until her death. She is survived by her four children and their families; Joseph Robert & Bernadette Maestas of Taos, their children Pamela, Robert Christopher & April, and Jamie; Joseph Paul & JoAnn Maestas of Albuquerque, and their children Matthew & Debbie, Charles and Maureen, Gregory, Gail, and Reuben; Cecilia Consuelo & Magarito Lucero of Taos, and their children, Philip & Heather Graybull, and Maya Graybull; Teresa May & Abel Montoya of Taos, and their children, Mark and Carla, and Stephen. She is also survived by thirteen great-grandchildren and an entire community of close friends.
Rosaries were recited on Saturday, February 10, 2007 at Rivera Chapel and on Sunday, February 11, 2007 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Funeral mass was held on Monday, February 12, 2007 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Interment was held at Santa Fe National Cemetery.
Patricio Maestas, 68, a resident of Los Lunas, NM passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2002. He was a member of the Catholic Church. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Airforce with the 77150 Air Police. Preceding him in death were his parents, Patricio Maestas Sr. and Genoveva Maestas; two grandsons, Steven and John Contreras; and one granddaughter, Rose Ann Gomez. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Rita of the family home in Belen, NM; his seven children, Patsy Gomez and her husband, Robert of Tome, NM, Margie Tapia and her husband, Joe of Springerville, AZ, Brigette Contreras and her husband, ArABQ Journalof Albuquerque, NM, Toby Baca and his wife, Therese of Los Lunas, Steve Maestas and his wife, Germaine of Albuquerque, Dolores Maestas and Martin Otero of Albuquerque, and Don Maestas of Los Lunas; 24 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; three brothers, Joe Maestas of Taos, NM; Ernesto Maestas and his wife, Mary of Albuquerque; and Francis Maestas and his wife, Hazel of Taos; and one sister, Loyola Crees of Albuquerque. Patricio is also survived by his many loving nieces and nephews. All services will take place at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Peralta, NM. A viewing will be held on Sunday, October 27, 2002 at 6:30 p.m. with a Rosary following at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, October 28 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Albert Gallegos officiating. Pallbearers will be Randy and Ronnie Gomez, Sunny and Michael Tapia, Cody, Joshua, Antonio, and Ethan Baca. Honorary Pallbearers will be Robert Gomez Jr., Art Contreras Jr., and Jody Tapia. With the utmost respect to Patricio Maestas wishes, cremation will then take place. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen, NM. ABQ Journal October 26, 2002
Rafael Maestas died Wednesday of this week ( 5 April 1905) of a heart attack at the residence of Jose Manuel Santistevan in Talpa, NM.. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
A.D. "Michael" III, 55 years and one week, has left us on Monday, November 9, 1998. He was the only son of Maxine Adams and is survived by a daughter, Michelle of Farmington. Mr. Malone had fond remembrances of his lifelong friends, Foster and Grace Holtzclaw of Fayetteville, AR. He was educated in the parochial schools in New Mexico having been a resident here since 1952. He was also a graduate of Eastern New Mexico University in Roswell. He spent his early years in Fayetteville, AR where he attended St. Josephs School and maintained many childhood friends there. He was best known for his compassion and tenderness to those less fortunate than himself. He was a chess champion; an avid skier and worked at Taos Ski Valley. His favorite partner was his late stepfather, Quincy D. Adams, renowned New Mexico attorney. Please pray for this kind and gentle soul. Goodbye precious son. Services will be held Thursday, 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE, with Father Vidal Martinez officiating. Entombment will follow at Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made to Joy Junction, 4500 2nd St SW, 87105. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE. ABQ Journal Thu November 12, 1998
Malouff, Lizzie S.
Malouff, Lizzie S.; 59; died August 25, 1998; Albuquerque Journal North, Wednesday, August 26, 1998, page 2
Manchego, Anita M.
July 17, 1990, Commerce City Express, Commerce City, Colorado - Anita M. Manchego of Commerce City died June 19, 1990, in Mercy Hospital, Denver. She was born in Des Montes, N.M. Sept. 8, 1923. Mrs. Manchego worked for Gates Rubber Company. She had been manager of El Jardin Restaurant in Commerce City in the early 1980's. Mrs. Manchego was also a home-maker and was a member of the Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband, Arthur E. Manchego; children, Michael Manchego, Marilyn Manchego, Anita Harbottle, Loretta Sparks and Patricia Solano; eight grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Benito, Floyda, Frank, Bercilia, Manuel, Rose, Margarito and Delfina. A rosary was said in Our Lady Mother of the Church June 22 and a Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at the church June 23. Interment was private.
Mandonado, Jose Inocencio
Jose Inocencio Mandonado age 79. Resident of Questa, NM died Nov 1,1968. He is survived by his wife Maria Mandonado; Soms Nick Gallegos, Gilbert Mandonado, Amarente, Joe and Ricardo Mandonado. Daughters Mrs. Felix Mandonado, Mrs. Julian Quintana and Mrs. Gregoria Jaramillo. Taos News Nov 7, 1968 1. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Manweller, Nancy Norwood
Nancy Norwood Manweller July 18, 1940 - June 17, 2004 of Bend, Oregon died at home Thursday, June 17 after battling a long illness. She was 63. Nancy was born July 18, 1940, in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Friedrich and Josephine Von Falkenberg. She married James Manweller on June 7, 1961 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nancy was an accomplished artist in watercolor, oil, pencil, and crafts until she became too ill to paint. She was especially well known for her watercolor New Mexico and Oregon landscapes and pencil portraits, some of which have been displayed in prestigious galleries in Taos, New Mexico. Nancy also served with her husband as a Senior Patroller on the National Volunteer Ski Patrol at Sandia Peak, New Mexico for 15 years. Nancy's passions were God, her family, fly fishing, wildlife and art. Survivors include her husband, James Manweller of Bend; son, Daniel Manweller of Albuquerque, New Mexico; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Brian Wright of Nampa, Idaho; grandchildren, Nikola and Benjamin Wright; a sister, Holly McCarthy of Albuquerque; and several wonderful nieces, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a nephew. The family wishes to express their gratitude to Pamela Williams of Evergreen Home Services. A small private family service will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association. ABQ Journal Tue June 22, 2004
Manzanares, Maria Tonita
Maria Tonita Manzanares age 36 of Blanco, NM. died 10 Sept 1906. Survived by her husband J. G. Jacquez, 10 children, 4 brothers and her father Andres Manzanares. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Manzanares, Robert P.
February 26, 2000, The Santa Fe New Mexican, Page: B-2, ROBERT "BOB" P. MANZANARES , Age 43, of Santa Fe died on Monday, February 21, 2000 after a lengthy illness. Bob was born in Colorado on April 7, 1956 to Hipolito and Christine Manzanares. He graduated from Battle Mountain High School in Eagle Vail, CO and from Northern New Mexico Community College. He formerly lived in Taos, NM and worked at Taos Rentals, and also lived in Espanola, NM and worked at Lowes Supersave and Amigo Rentals. He was preceded in death by his father, Hipolito Manzanares; brothers: Eloy and Albert Manzanares; and a nephew. He is survived by his mother, Christine Manzanares; brothers: Henry Manzanares and Joe Manzanares and wife Monica; sisters: Pauline Rocha, Martha Manzanares and husband Fidel, Dolores Manzanares, Rachel Cuffee and husband Jerry, and Pamela Manzanares; ten nephews; seven nieces; and others he considered family: Margaret Yuma, Sarah Yuma and Santiago, Jo Jo, Raquel and their father Fred Sandoval, Sophie Coblentz and Jorge, Jorge, Jr., Ryan and Veronica, Albert Yuma and Lisa, Randy, Michelle, and Stacey M. Yuma and many friends in Taos, Espanola and Santa Fe. A visitation will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2000 at 9:00 a.m. at Berardinelli Family Funeral Chapel and a rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. at Loma Vista Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, 1399 Luisa, 984-8600.
Ventura "Ace" Manzanares, age 57, a life long resident of Tierra Azul passed away on Saturday, November 6, 2010 after a lengthy illness. He loved fishing the outdoors and liked to play golf and go bowling. Ace enjoyed going to the casino with his sisters. He was very easy going & friendly. He loved all his children & family very much and will be dearly missed. Ace was preceded in death by his parents: Salomon and Getrudis Manzanares; brother, Heraldo Manzanares; grandmother, Augueda Martinez. He is survived by his children: Dominic Manzanares of Tierra Azul, Larry Luke Manzanares and companion Yvette of Tierra Azul, Moraya Manzanares and companion Jeremy of Española, Tovah Manzanares of Española; grandchildren: Isa Manzanares, Carmelita Manzanares, Ventura Manzanares, Luke and Danielle Manzanares, Joshua & Isiah Martinez, Noah & Jonah Gutierrez and Jacob Ten Eyck; brothers and sisters: Cecilia, Agueda, Salomon, Esther, Dolores, Fermin, Barbara, Eusebio, all of Tierra Azul; special nephew, Brian Balkey & numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Public visitation will be held on Sunday, November 7, 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. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, November 8, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Abiquiu with burial to follow at the San Antonio Catholic Cemetery with the following serving as pallbearers: Horacio Manzanares, David Manzanares, Mario Manzanares, Eric Garcia, Greg Salazar, Benny Sandoval; honorary pallbearers: Carlos Coronado and Placido Montoya. The family of Ventura "Ace" Manzanares have entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley.
Mares, Alberto D.
Alberto D. Mares age 74, of Taos,NM. died at Holy Cross Hospital Taos, NM. April 26,1968. He is survived by his wife Alice M. Mares; Sons Daniel, George and Eddie Mares. Daughter Emma Martinez and sister Lucy Martines. Taos News May 2, 1968 B 7. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Cristobal Mares of Taos, NM died at his residence this past Saturday 6 July 1906 at 7:00 AM of Fiebre Pneumonia (Fever Pneumonia). He was the son of Juan Mares and Juanita Gonzales de Mares. Born July 1833 A.D. in Taos, NM. 2 Aug 1858 A.D. he married Trinidad Pacheco, daughter of Antonio Maria Pacheco. She died 31 March 1899. They had 19 children. Survivors: Laureano, Fernando and Edwardo Mares. Daughter Lupita M. de Martinez wife of Severino Martinez from Black Lake, NM. Porfiria M. de Martinez wife of Epimenio Martinez from Wagon Mound, NM. Isabel M. de Lujan wife of Lorenzo Lujan from Kimball, Okla. He was buried in La Loma Cemetery. (Taos, NM). La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Mares, Doloritas Fernandez de
Doloritas Fernandez de Mares age 18 years, 4 months and 20 days. died 30 Oct 1906. Survived by her husband Juan Isidro Maes; Father Jose Grabiel Fernandez; Grand mother Maria Trinidad Fernandez; Brothers Cresencio Fernandez, Juan B, Fernandez, Maximiano Fernandez and Jose G. Fernandez; Sisters Reyecitas F. Cordova and Epimenia F. Vasquez. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Ercilia Mares, 65, passed away at her residence in Arroyo Seco, NM. 21 Oct 1994. Survived by her husband Jose D. Mares and 5 children (names not listed). The Taos News. 27 Oct 1994 B-6. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Mares, Ernesto G.
On the night the planet Mars made its closest approach to earth for centuries to come, Ernesto G. Mares died. It is appropriate that Ernie, friend and father, left us at this time. He was, like Mars, a soldier, but he was also a hunter and an outdoorsman. He was born in Wagon Mound, New Mexico, December 28, 1914 and died on October 29, 2005. He came of old ranching stock, of the Mares and Martinez families of Taos and Northern New Mexico, and lived his early years in Raton. He was well known for his athletic abilities. Shortly after graduating from Albuquerque High School in 1933, he worked as a lifeguard at Tingley Beach where he single-handedly defeated the entire swimming team of the University of Southern California. Unable to afford college, he worked as a machinist for the Santa Fe Railroad and for Kirtland Air Force Base during World War II. He later worked on the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos, joined the U. S. Army, and served in military intelligence in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Later, he worked for Sandia Laboratories as a model and instrument maker until he retired in 1980. A liberal in the FDR tradition, he always worked politically for the benefit of the uncommon common man. Ernie married Rebecca (Becky) Garca y Gutierrez Devine in 1936. They had three children, Ernest Anthony, Michael, and Chris. As brothers, we remember passionate discussions about war, religion, politics, science, literature, music and many other topics in the family home. While our mother, Rebecca, was a devout and feisty Roman Catholic, our dad Ernie was something of a tough skeptic. Perhaps unconsciously, Ernie encouraged his children to question authority, to question the status quo, to ask the uncomfortable questions, to always rebel. Becky, for her part, along with Ernie, always urged us to strive for the highest possible education. For this, and above all for their unselfish love, we are deeply indebted to both of them and will never forget them. Becky died in 1995. May they both be at home and at peace in the cosmos where eventually we will join them. Our dad was also preceded in death by his parents, Eduardo and Alicia Mares, and by his siblings Inocencio, Epimenia and Alicia. He is survived by his children and their spouses, E. A. Mares and Carolyn Meyer, Michael and Lynn Mares, Chris Mares, and by Georgia Canon-Vivoli, who, by her life and actions, is the daughter our parents had always wished to have. Ernie is also survived by his brother Christie Mares and his wife Donna of Springfield, Virginia. His grandchildren Ernesto Mares and Maria Ehrnstein, Vered Mares, Gabriel and Daniel Mares, and Michelle Mares will miss him dearly. Our dad is also survived by his great grandchildren, Lianna, Danielle, and Shannon Rebecca Ehrnstein and by an extraordinary number of Mares, Martinez, and Devine relatives. And so we carve our names in the air as we, too, pass by on our uncertain voyage . . . forever. Viviendo morimos Pale rider on a winter horse Ride well the fog covered trail Through mountain snow Muriendo vivimos. Our dad kept his sense of humor and his wonderful smile literally to his very last moments on earth. He would have laughed at the image of himself as a rider on a winter horse, yet indeed he had memories of riding horses through snow covered mountains. We are deeply grateful for the loving care the nurses, therapists, and aides at Laurel Skies Health Care gave to Ernie. We are also thankful for the help of Fernanda and Millie of Hospice of the Sandias. Services will be held Friday, November 4, 2005, at 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 1900 Edith Blvd. NE, with military honors. There will be a visitation for family and friends Thursday, November 3, 2005, at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333 ABQ Journal Tue November 01, 2005
Mares, Frank J.
Rev. Deacon Frank J. Mares, A Kind And Gentle Man Passed Away On Saturday, January 21, 2006. He Will Be Greatly Missed By His Family And Friends. He Was Born On June 15, 1918 In Wagon Mound, New Mexico To Frank Vicente Mares And Margarita Ledoux. He Lived And Worked In Taos, New Mexico Most Of His Life, And Settled In El Paso For The Past 35 Years. He Went To College In Kansas And Studied Meat Cutting. He Was Also Trained As An Airplane Mechanic In California, To Support The Wwii Effort. Later, He Also Worked In The Shipyards In Alameda, Ca. After The War, The Family Returned To Taos, N.M. Where He Was Engaged In Various Sales Positions. He Held The Positions Of Director Of Cap For Oeo/Vista, A Federal Program For Rural America. It Was His Position As A Usda Federal Meat Inspector That Brought Him To El Paso,Tx. He Was One Of The First Catholic Deacons Ordained In El Paso And Was Very Proud To Serve The Community In That Capacity At St. Raphael's Catholic Church. He Felt Being A Deacon Had Enriched And Fulfilled His Life; Therefore, He Encouraged Other Men In The Community To Find The Same Happiness He Had Found In Service To God. He Is Survived By His Wife Of 65 Yrs., Orlinda Anglada Mares And Their Five Children: Corine Otero Reeber, Vincent Mares, Carmen Brocklehurst, Anna Mares & R. Frank (Franco) Mares; Four Grandchildren: Lisa Otero Dominguez, Phil Otero, Lea Mares, & Juan Bourke-Mares; Two Great-Grandchildren: Samm & Kyleigh Dominguez; And Two Sisters: Euphercine Tune & Eleanor Costales.Rosary And Mass Were Held At St. Raphael's Catholic Church At Sunset Funeral Home, El Paso, Tx.Visitation Was Held On , January 27, 2006 At Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home With A Rosary At 7 Pm At Our Lady Of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Funeral Mass Was Held On Saturday, January 28, 2006 At Our Lady Of Guadalupe Catholic Church With Interment At Nuestra Senora De Dolores Cemetery.
Katherine Mares December 5, 2005 Katherine "Katie" Mares, 48, of Taos passed away on December 04, 2005. She is preceded in death by her mother, Isabel Valerio and brother, Robert Lee Valerio. She is survived by her sons, Brian and Eric Mares, father, Eppie Valerio, sister, Diana McMains, her companion, Chris Maes, granddaughter, Valerie Mares and many other relatives. Memorial service was held on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.
Mares, Leonor Muller de
Leonor Muller de Mares age 51 of Wagon Mound, NM. died at her home Thursday 9 June 1909. She was a former Taos, NM resident. Wife of Vicente Mares. They have 3 sons and 3 daughters names not listed. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Polinario "Paul" Mares, 84, of upper Ranchitos died Thursday, February 12, 2004. He retired in 1986 from the town of Taos and worked for many years for the Mabel Dodge Lujan House. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice Mares; children, Clarence Mares and wife Bonnie, John Mares and wife Stephanie, Joann Castillo and husband Sef, Delia Ortega and Frances Parraz and husband Tommy; 15 grandchildren; and sister, Isabel Valerio. A funeral mass will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Taos with burial to follow at Dolores Cemetery. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. Journal North February 14, 2004
Mares, Sofia Ernestina
Sofia Ernestina Mares age 4 Months and 17 days old of Taos, NM died 13 Jan 1905. Daughter of Carlos F. Mares and Teresina T. Mares. Buried Saturday at 4:00 PM in the cemetery of La Loma, Taos, NM. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Marler, Annie V.
Annie V. Marler, 83, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 14, 2010 after many challenges with failing health. She is survived by son Leon Marler and wife Arlyn, and son Patrick Olaechea and wife Melinda: grandchildren Shane Marler and wife Becky, Shey Marler and wife Tamara, Calyn Ogie, Brian Olaechea, Andrea Olaechea, Jace Marler, Jill Veitch and husband Mark, Jody Marler and Chad Zipp; and great-grandchildren: Avery, Allison, Meghan and Greg. Annie was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Leon P. Marler. Loving, helpful and giving doesn't begin to describe Annie's journey throughout her life. Born December 1, 1926 in Thoreau, NM, Annie began her life of giving by caring for her horses and all of God's creatures on the ranch. She was an accomplished horse woman, basketball player for Grants High School, "Ranch Hand" and aspiring pilot. Annie moved to Taos in 1988 to manage an insurance agency after working for Consolidated Agency for 30+ years. She volunteered at a rape counseling center, worked with underprivileged children in learn-to-read programs, volunteered for numerous charities and, most importantly, became a Secular Franciscan. We know you are at peace in the arms of the Lord. We miss you mom, grandma and "Great Grannie Annie". A rosary will be recited Monday, February 22, 2010, 9:00 a.m., at Church of the Risen Savior, 7701 Wyoming Blvd NE, with mass following immediately at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 7999 Wyoming Blvd. NE. ABQ Journal Wed February 17, 2010
Marquez, Cleo E.
Cleo E. Marquez was born January 16, 1954 in Embudo, New Mexico, Taos County. She passed away Monday, March 16, 2009 at the age of 55, after a long illness. Cleo was preceded in death by her father, Felix Marquez; her mother, Rebecca Lucero Marquez; and her brother-in-law, Israel Garcia. She is survived by her three loving sisters, Velma Garcia, Evangeline Gonzales and Elizabeth Garcia; one brother, Felix Gonzales; as well as many other family members and friends who loved and will miss her. Visitation and Services will be held at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 816 Broadway Blvd. SE. on Monday, March 23, 2009. A Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. The Rosary will be recited at 10:00 a.m. and the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. A reception will follow the Mass. 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 Sun March 22, 2009
Leocadita Marquez age 9 months of Arroyo Seco, NM. died of Fever Pneumonia Aug 1914 daughter of Gabriel Marquez and Bersabe M. de Marquez. Grandparents Jose M. Medina and Guilliermita de Medina. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Luis Marquez age 30. died 22 Oct 1906 in Hastings, Colo. He is survived by his mother Manuelita R. Marquez; Brother Luis Gonzaga Marquez; Sister Floripa Marquez de Vigil wife of Juan B. Vigil of Arroyo Hondo, NM. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Noberto Marquez 82 to 84 years old. Of Manzanares, Colo. died at 8: 30 PM 12 Nov 1909. He is survived by 4 sons and 4 daughters. Names not listed. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Marquez, Rudy M.
Rudy M. Marquez was born September 8, 1953 in Albuquerque, NM. He passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2007. Rudy lived in Taos, NM. He is survived by his long life companion, Judy Lujan; his brothers, Richard Marquez, Ray Marquez and Robert Sanchez; his sisters, Genevieve Kozlowski and Linda Torrez; brothers-in-law, Joseph Kozlowski and Eugene Torres; numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends who loved him very much and will miss him greatly. A Memorial Service will be held at St Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 816 Broadway Blvd. SE. on Saturday, June 9, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW, ABQ. 505-343-8008 ABQ Journal June 08, 2007
Saraita Marquez age 3 months 14 days of Vermejo Park, NM. 14 Jan 1909 6:00 AM. She was the daughter of (Names not listed) Cleofas Marquez submitted the information. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Steven Marquez of Arroyo Seco passed away October 23, 2009. He is preceded in death by his parents Juan C. Marquez and Percilla Marquez as well as his brother Juan Uvaldo Marquez. He is survived by his wife Frances Rachel Marquez, his two children Reynita (Gabriel) Martinez and Moises Martinez, two Grandchildren; Angelina and Gabriel Martinez. He is also survived by his siblings Carol Silva (Enrique), Favian Marquez (Geralyn), Cathy Marquez, and Yolanda Lewis whom he considered his little sister, caretaker-Michaela.
Nieces and nephews; Juan Carlos Silva (Belen), Stephanie Morales (Aldo), Erica Marquez, Jessica Marquez, Jose Marquez, Jose Marquez, Santiago Marquez, Esperanza Marquez, and other nieces and nephews. A Rosary will be held on Monday October 26, 2009 at 7:00 PM at Holy Trinity Parish in Arroyo Seco. Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday October 27, 2009 at 10:00 AM also at Holy Trinity Parish, with the burial at Arroyo Seco Cemetery. Arrangements were made with Weylen's Funeral Home in Questa.
Abran Martinez age 17 years and 6 months old from Halls Peak, NM. died 2 Aug 1909 at 7:00 PM. Survived by parents Manuel Martinez and Carmelita Sanchez; Brother Ernesto and Trinidad Martinez. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Martinez, Alejandro A.
Alejandro A. Martinez age 83 died Dec 24, 1967. died at home in La Lomita. Survivors: Wife Elivera Martinez, Sons Feliberto, Alejandro, Leroy, Jose,and Felix Martinez; Daughters Trinidad Padilla, Ascencion Padilla, Susana Lopez and Mrs. Ignacio Duran. Taos News Jan 4,1968, A 10. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Martinez, Alex C.
Alex C. Martinez, 68, of Albuquerque passed away on November 12, 2001 due to complications of cancer at St. Joseph's Hospital. His devoted friend, Jan Arrott, and family were with him in his final moments. He was born in Taos, NM on July 16, 1933 to Gavina (Minie) and Alejandro C. Martinez. He spent most of his life in Taos, but spent three years in Boy's Town in Nebraska where he learned to play football and was a member of the Boy's Town Choir where he developed a deep appreciation for music. He loved to sing and play the guitar as well as many other instruments. In high school, he met Maxine Rael, they were married and had seven children. Alex was the consummate outdoorsman and learned early in life to appreciate the mountains, lakes, streams and rivers of the New Mexico that he loved so much. He was active and loved to hunt, fish, hike or sit on a mountain top to enjoy the view. He loved beautiful places like the ocean, beaches and the mountains of California, Mexico and the Chesapeake Bay. He passed his love for nature to his children who accompanied him on many of his treks. He was also an avid cyclist, mountain trekker and hiked many 13,000+ foot peaks in New Mexico and Colorado. He also enjoyed golf and played religiously until the last few months prior to his death. His sons and occasionally his daughter and son-in-law would play with him. He took his responsibility of being a grandfather seriously and loved spending time with his family and friends but especially with his grandchildren. He felt it was very important to teach them basic skills in using tools, building a fire, and his appreciation for the outdoors. He would take them fishing, cycling, hiking and camping. He was preceded in death by brother, Roberto Martinez. He is survived by his children, Alex Martinez, Jr., Cecilia Salenger, Richard, Mario and Carlos Martinez, Patricia Apt and Cynthia Martinez; sister, Rebecca Stuzinski; brothers, Leopoldo, Maxemino, Richardo and Reynaldo Martinez; grandchildren, Shawna, Adrienne, Nathan, Little Alex, Carolina, Stephanie, and Christopher Martinez, Kathryn, Alexandra, Charlie and Steven Salanger and Thomas Apt; great-grandchildren, Ethan and Trenton Smith; numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial Services will be held at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 19th Street and Golf Course Road in Rio Rancho, NM on Friday, November 16, 2001 at 4:30 p.m. Cremation arrangements by Sunrise Society of NM. All will dearly miss our beloved"Hanje". In lieu of flowers, the family suggest Memorial contributions be made to Father Flangan's Boy's Home, Boy's town, NE 68010. ABQ Journal Thu November 15, 2001
MARTINEZ, Alvaro; 72; Chamita; died August 27, 1998; Albuquerque Journal North, Friday, August 28, 1998, page 2
Martinez, Analisa Alica
Analisa Alica Martinez, infant daughter of Max and Charlotte Martinez, died Tuesday, September 9, 2003. She is survived by her parents; grandparents, Jimmy and Eloyda Torres of Ranchos de Taos, Max D. and Alice Martinez of Cebolla; and many other relatives. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Sunday at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church with burial to follow at New Llano Quemado Cemetery. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. Journal North September 12, 2003
Andrea Martinez age 76 of Alcalde, NM. died 18 Sept 1909. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Martinez, Andres Esquipula
Andres Esquipula Martinez age 3 Years old of Chamisal, NM. died at home June 4,1968. He is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Alferino Martinez. Survived by his parents, Brother Filemon Martinez; Sister Christian Martinez; Grand Parents Mr. & Mrs. Adolfo Romero and Mrs. Felonice Martinez. Taos News June 13, 1968 6. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Martinez, Andrew Charles
Andrew Charles Martinez, 28, of Arizona and formerly of Taos died unexpectedly Wednesday December 3, 2003.
He was a 1995 graduate of Taos High School.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Jose Demostenes Romero; and aunt, Cindy Martinez. He is survived by his son, Andrew Jose Martinez of Arizona; mother, Catherine Romero Martinez and husband Beto Pacheco of Taos; father, Anthony Martinez and wife Juila Coca of Angel Fire; grandparents, Rachel Romero of Penasco and Arturo and Maryanne Martinez of Black Lake; and many other relatives.
Rosaries will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and at 7 p.m. Monday at Rivera Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church with burial to follow at Santa Barbara Cemetery in Penasco.
Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home, Journal North December 6, 2003
Martinez, Angelica Elena
Angelica Elena Martinez, 17, of Albuquerque passed away on March 3, 2002. She transferred from Capital High School in Santa Fe to Manzano High School in Albuquerque. She was an actress, singer and a musician. She is preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Pablo Trujillo, Flavio & Elena Cruz, Zacharias & Beatrice Martinez. She is survived by her parents, David J. and Deborah J. Martinez; sister, Sonyaann Martinez all of Albuquerque; grandparents, Tom and Eva Martinez, Manny and Lorraine Trujillo all of Taos. She is also survived by great-grandmothers, Susana Trujillo and Maclovia Martinez; many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Rosary was recited on March 7, 2002. Funeral Mass was held on March 8, 2002. Both Services were held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Taos. To contact family, please look up Angelica's memorial at taosnews.com. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. ABQJournal March 10, 2002
Anita Martinez age 48, Resident of Des Montes, NM. died Aug 27,1968. She is survived by her mother Mrs. Trinidad Martinez; Sisters Mrs. Maggie Martinez, Mrs. Claudio Trujillo and brother Felisano Martinez. Taos News Sept 12, 1968 6. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Martinez, Athur A.
Arthur A. (Kiker) Martinez, 78, A resident of Black Lake, New Mexico formally of Arroyo Hondo passed away on Wednesday July 16, 2008. Arthur Anthony Martinez was born on September 12, 1929 in Taos. He grew up in Arroyo Hondo and was the son of Tomas and Rebeca Martinez. He attended school in Taos and served in the Army during the Korean War. He sold Singer sewing machines out of Alamosa, Colorado for about 4 years. He was an auditor with the New Mexico Tax & Revenue for about 5 years in Santa Fe. He then moved his family back to Taos where he was self employed and owned Allstate Bookkeeping & Tax Service. He served on the Taos Municipal School Board for several years where all his children attended and graduated. He was a member of the Holy Name Society at St Francis Cathedral in Santa Fe. He was part of the Knights of Columbus for over 40 years at different parishes and a member of the Kiwanis. He loved to fish and hunt. He was preceded in death by his parents Tomas & Rebeca Martinez of Arroyo Hondo, daughter, Cynthia, grandson Andrew, brother Joe Mondragon of Santa Monica & sister Margaret of Albuquerque. He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 58 years, Marian Segura. Children Anthony (Julia) of Angel Fire, Louisa Smith of Black Lake, Adrian of Black Lake, Angelico (Jill) of Silverdale, Washington, Albino (Lilly) of Taos, Rebecca of Moriarty, Augustine (Lois) of Black Lake and Jacinta (Andy) Sipe of Wilmingtion, NC, 16 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers John (Doris) Mondragon of Santa Monica, CA, and Joe Odocio of Albuquerque, sisters Stella (John) Wipson, of Waterford, Michigan, Rose Lane of Albuquerque and Cecelia Lynch of Merced, CA, and Numerous nieces and nephews. A rosary was recited Sunday July 20, 2008 at 7:00 PM at St. Mel's Catholic Church in Eagle Nest. The Funeral Mass was Monday July 21, 2008 at 10:00 AM also at St. Mel's Catholic Church in Eagle Nest, with interment at Black Lake Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were thoughtfully and respectfully made by Weylen's Funeral Home in Questa, New Mexico.
Bartolo Martinez died in Springer, NM. 25 Sept 1907. Has 3 sons and 2 daughter (names not Listed) La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Benedito Martinez of San Cristobal, NM died last wed. (11 Oct 1905) sometime in the evening. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Martinez, Benjamin N.
Benjamin N. Martinez November 22, 2006 Ben Martinez, 67, of Las Colonias, passed away on November 22, 2006. He retired from Moly Corp and was a veteran of the Air Force. He is preceded in death by his parents, Juan B. and Carolina Martinez, infant sister, Juanita, niece, Cindy Martinez, nephew, Jerome Quintana, parents-in-law, Honorio and Juanita Rael, aunts Elena Medina and Dolores Mascarenas. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Bernice Martinez, his children Johnny Martinez (Lisa) of El Prado, Liza Sanders of Panama City, FL, Francina Beck of Houston, TX, Patricia Gallegos (Donald) of Questa, Amy Pacheco (Eduardo) of Santa Fe, Benny Martinez of Taos, Rozella Bransford (Joseph) of Santa Fe, Renee Lynda Martinez of Taos, Mary Ann Cardenas of Taos, Don J. Martinez of Taos, Antonio Martinez of Taos, brothers and sisters, Oclides Gonzales (Frank), Clorinda Gonzales (Fred), Mario Martinez (Mabel), Florence Quintana (Deacon Jerry), Rose Martinez (Elias), Loretta Suazo (Joe), Tillie Valdez (Peter) and Yolanda Martinez. Rosary was recited on Sunday, November 26, 2006 Funeral mass was held on Monday, November 27, 2006. Both services were held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment was held on Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at Santa Fe National Cemetery.
Martinez, Benjamin O.
Benjamin O. Martinez, 91, long-time resident of Albuquerque, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2009. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Maria Soledad Martinez; brothers, Isaac and wife, Mercy, Seferino "Nino" and wife, Janice, and Alonzo Martinez; sisters, Teodora "Teddy" Cruz, Drusilla Telles and husband, Louis, and Eva Moore; and many nephews, nieces and cousins. He was preceded in death by parents, Louis and Drusilla; son, Gilbert Estevan Martinez; brothers, Louis, Seferino and Lonnie Martinez; and sisters, Dolores, Lupita and Isabel Martinez. As a youth, Ben worked on his father's ranch in Black Lake. He worked in California during World War II. He moved to Taos where he worked at Ilfeld Hardware Company and met and married Maria Soledad. Later, they took residence in Albuquerque, where he owned and operated a successful ice-delivery business. He will be remembered for his sense of humor and many interests, including organic gardening, chili making, and playing the accordion. He also had many artistic talents - acrylic and watercolor painting and calligraphy. Ben was knowledgeable of many facets relating to the animal kingdom as well as historical dates. He was a descendant of the late, Padre Martinez. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, March 21, 2009, 2:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, University Chapel. Interment of cremated remains will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Please visit our online guestbook for Ben at RememberTheirStory.com French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 ABQ Journal Sun March 15, 2009
Benedito Martinez of San Cristobal, NM died last wed. (11 Oct 1905) sometime in the evening.
Martinez, Bernardita Gurule
Bernardita Gurule Martinez age 74, Resident of Vadito, NM. died at the Embudo Presbyterian Hospital, Embudo, NM. Aug 7,1968.She is survived by her sons Adolfo and Noe Martinez; Daughters Mrs. George Barela, Mrs. Estevan Martinez, Mrs. Miejirilo Martinez, Mrs. Edwardo Martinez and Mrs. Max Martinez; Brothers Onofre Gurule, Quirino Gurule and Bernabe Gurule; Sisters Mrs. Carlota Medina, Mrs. Matilde Martinez, Mrs. Mary Miliano and Mrs. Isabel Archuleta. Taos News Aug 15,1968 A 5. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Martinez, Bobby A.
Bobby A. Martinez, 50, of Taos and formerly of Penasco passed away on May 07, 2006. He is preceded in death by his son, Shawn Barela and father, Alberto Martinez. He is survived by his children, Damian Martinez and Christy Martinez (Crystal), mother, Eneda Martinez, sister, Bernadette Martinez, brothers, Peter, Gabriel and Freddie Martinez. Rosary will be recited on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 7 PM at San Antonio de Padua Catholic Church in Penasco. Funeral mass will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 1 PM at San Antonio de Padua Church.
Martinez, Carla Geraldine Apodaca
Carla Geraldine Apodaca Martinez, 41, of Albuquerque, NM passed away on June 1, 2008. Carla, who was also known as "Carz" and "Carlita," was born in Las Vegas, NM and moved to Taos where she met her beloved husband, Mike Martinez. She graduated from Taos High School in 1984, married, and had their son Eric in 1989. The family lived in Albuquerque where Carla is survived by her husband Mike; and son Eric. They also had two daughters, Michelle and Tanya who died at birth. Other survivors include father, Roger T. Apodaca; mother, Dolores G. Apodaca; brothers and sisters include Nancy Miera and husband Tony, Rose Marie Apodaca, Roger T. Apodaca Jr., Raul Apodaca and wife Carla, and Amy Olonia and boyfriend David; mother-in-law Edith Medina (Felipe). Other survivors include numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews in New Mexico and Colorado. She is preceded in death by her father-in-law, Samuel "Fito" Martinez. Carla was known for her beautiful smile, kind heart and feisty attitude. Everyone who knew Carla was touched by these things. She loved to go riding with Mike wearing her leathers, the wind in her hair and with a great love of freedom that riding gave them. Carla loved her family and was a fantastic cook, her fresh salsas were the best! People who worked with Carla knew how she always brightened their work days. We will miss and love her forever. A Rosary will be recited on Thursday, June 5, 2008 at 7 p.m., at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, June 6, 2008 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with interment to follow at the Old LLano Quemado Cemetery. There will be a gathering after the Burial at the Llano Quemado Community Center. ABQ Journal Wed June 04, 2008
Martinez, Carlos Ernesto
Carlos Ernesto Martinez Age: 66 Lifelong resident of Rinconada, passed away Friday, July 9, 2010 after suffering a lengthy illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Manual and Beatrice Martinez; and brother Jose Guadalupe Martinez. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Ruth Martinez; sons, Billy and Juan Martinez; daughters, Dorothy and Shirley Martinez (Michael Lucero) and a very special granddaughter, Brianna Lucero all of Rinconada; Sisters, Clorinda Elmore of Santa Fe, Rosina McDowell of La Mesilla, Rose (Gege) Sandoval of Sombrillo, Alberta Martinez of La Mesilla; Brother, Cornelio Martinez of Espanola and many nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends. Public visitation will begin on Sunday, July 11, 2010 at 5:00p.m. in the Chapel of Peace of DeVargas Funeral Home and Crematory, with a rosary to follow at 7:00p.m. a second rosary will be held on Monday, July 12, 2010 at 7:00p.m. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Dixon. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 11:00a.m. also at the St. Anthony's Catholic Church, with burial to follow at the Pilar Cemetery. Assisting the family as pallbearers will be Ernest Torres, Juan Chavez, Randy Torres, Pat Archuleta, Michael Lucero and Jimmy Torres. Honorary pallbearer is Brianna Lucero. The family of Carlos Ernesto Martinez has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home and Crematory of the Espanola Valley.
Cleofas Martinez age 36 from the Taos, NM area died Sunday 19 August 1906 at 8:00 PM. She was the wife of Jose B. Martinez. She died of Hidropesia (Dropsy-Edema). La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
CLEOFAS "CLEO" MARTINEZ, 84, a resident of El Rito, passed away on Sunday, June 20, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose Alfonso Martinez; son, Robert George Martinez; parents, Eliseo and Bernardita Archuleta; brothers, Jose Cecilio, Jose Bernabe, Jose B. Pedro and Jose Vicente Archuleta; in-laws, Silviano and Gregorita Martinez and 4 brothers-in-law; 3 sisters-in-law. Cleo enjoyed quilting, crocheting, embroidering, sewing, traveling, the casino, her plants and flowers. She also loved spending time with her children and loved to bake horno bread, biscochitos, pies and chicos. Mrs. Martinez is survived by her children, Corine Archuleta, Elizabeth Lucero and husband Ermiñio of El Rito, Melicendro Martinez and wife Geneva of Grand Canyon, Arizona, Irene Aldaz and husband Marcelino of Dolores, CO, Grace Archuleta and husband Pete of El Rito, Felix Martinez and wife Lillie of El Rito, Janet Martinez and husband Ronnie of Cañon Plaza, Steve Martinez and wife Debbie of La Puebla, Jake Martinez and wife Maybel of El Rito, Clarence J. Martinez and wife Cassandra of El Rito and David Martinez of El Rito; 30 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers-in-law; 7 sisters-in-law and numerous other relatives and friends. Public visitation will begin on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. at the San Juan Nepomuceno Catholic Church in El Rito with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, June 23, 2010. Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated on Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. also at San Juan Nepomuceno Catholic Church in El Rito. Burial to follow at the Martinez cemetery in El Rito with the following serving as pallbearers, Steve, Felix, Melicendro, Jake, Clarence, and David Martinez. Honorary pallbearers named are her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The Martinez family has entrusted their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley.
Cordilla Martinez age 38 of Santa Fe and Taos, NM died March 3,1968 in Santa Fe, NM.She is survived by her husband Eloy Martinez; Sons Leonard and Larry Martinez; Daughter Shirley Martinez; Sisters Pita Romero, Rosita Martinez and Elidia Gallegos; Brother Gilbert Crus and Father and Mother-in-law Mr. & Mrs. David Martinez. Taos News March 14,1968 7. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Martinez, Cornelia R.
Cornelia R. Martinez of El Prado, NM. died last monday (7 Oct 1905). She was the wife of the deceased Jose Dolores Martinez. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Martinez, David J.
David J. Martinez, Jr., 74, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Wednesday, December 31, 2008, surrounded by his family. He was born on April 13, 1934 to David and Juanita Martinez in Taos, NM. David is preceded in death by his father, David J. Martinez Sr.; mother, Juanita Richards; brother, Louie "Sweetie" Martinez, and brother-in-law, Leo Hoch. He is survived by his son, David J. Martinez; grandson, Darius J. Martinez; three sisters, Nina Hoch, Gloria (Felix) Gonzales and Lillian (Orlando) Chavez, all of Albuquerque; sister-in-law, Minnie Martinez of Santa Fe, and numerous nieces and nephews. David was a proud veteran of the United States Army and served our country during the Korean War. He was an active member of the American Legion Post 99. His favorite pastimes included fishing, dancing and spending time at Post 99. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass of Resurrection will be held on Monday, January 12, 2009 at 9:00 a.m., at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 1800 Martha St. NE. Interment will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Special appreciation to all who assisted in making this difficult moment memorable, with heartfelt thanks from the family. ABQ Journal Sat January 10, 2009
Martinez, Domitila G.
Domitila G. "Tillie" Martinez, 92, of Taos, died Thursday November 6, 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank S. Martinez; infant son, Frank Martinez; and parents, Carlota and Demetrio Gomez. She is survived by her daughters, Josie M. Espinoza (Joe J.) and Rufie Martinez, all of Taos; four grandchildren; sister, Ada Vargas; and brother, Bences Gomez. A rosary will be recited on at 7 p.m. Sunday at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church with burial to follow at Los Cordovas Cemetery. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home Journal North November 8, 2003
Donaciano Martinez age 51 years, 5 months and 9 days from Questa, NM. died 15 Sept 1907 at his residence. Survived by his father Pedro I Martinez and 4 sons (Names not listed). La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Martinez, Dora G.
Dora G. Martinez, 72, of Arroyo Seco, NM. passed away at Holy Cross Hospital, Taos, NM on 22 Feb 1995. Preceded in death by daughter Bertha Martinez. She is survived by her daughter Marie (Jose Paul) Pacheco of Taos, NM; Grand Daughters Maria (Joe Ben) Pacheco and Cathy (Desie) Garcia of Taos, NM. Burial at the Arroyo Seco, NM Cemetery. The Taos News. 2 Mar 1995 A-17. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Eduvigen Martinez, 77, of Costilla passed away on October 28, 2006. She is survived by her husband, Juan Martinez, daughter, Mary Abeyta Eleas of Santa Fe, sister, Mary Chavez of Texas, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Rosary was recited on Friday, November 03, 2006 at Rivera Hanlon Funeral Home. Funeral mass was held on Saturday, November 04, 2006 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Costilla. Interment was held at Las Cruces Cemetery in Taos.
Taos Review News. Thur 30 May 1940. Edward Martinez age 12 of Arroyo Seco, NM was dragged to his death near his parent's Reyes and Matilde M. Martinez home Monday by a frightened pony. He died of a broken neck. He had the lead rope tied around his small waist. The parents concluded that the horse the boy was leading to a pasture became frightened and bolted, tied to the other end of the rope, Edward Martinez was dragged by the running horse. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Martinez, Edwardo Lalito
Edwardo Lalito Martinez - a resident of Ranchos de Taos passed away on Aug. 17 at the age of 71. He was born on Feb. 4 1939 to Edward and Estephanita Martinez. Lalito worked as a miner at Molycorp for nearly 20 years. He enjoyed being in the mountains and loved to hunt. He was wed to Ruby Griego and had 6 children which include Marianne Martinez and husband Jose of Santa Fe, Donna Panetta and husband Richard of Windsor, California, Stephanie Martinez from Tacoma, WA, Veronica Walborn and husband Anthony of Olympia, WA, Edward Martinez and wife Lupe of Ranchos de Taos, and Angela Martinez from Olympia, WA. He is survived by 6 living sisters and 3 brothers who are Gilbert Valerio and wife Florence, Frank Martinez, Gaby Martinez and wife Maria, Nestor Martinez, Matilda Hollobaugh and husband Bill, Patsy Jeantette, Diane Martinez, Lillian Martinez, Sarah Martinez and Jane Lucero and husband Dennis. He also had 4 deceased siblings, Florence Maestas, David Martinez, Ernest Martinez and Steve Martinez. Grandchildren include: Lauren and Sean Stone, Christiano Rivera, Raquel and Joey Panetta, Oliver Romero, Anthony Walborn, Edward Martinez, Danny Martinez, Stevan Martinez, Andrew Martinez and Isabella Torres. He was loved by many and will be missed greatly. A memorial will be held on Friday, August 20, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis de Asisi Catholic Church in Ranchos de Taos. The family of Edwardo Martinez has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley.
Elfigo Martinez age 68, resident of Ranchos de Taos, NM. died Feb 28,1968 at Rock Springs, Wyo. Survivors are her daughters Mrs. Arthur Coca, Mrs. Rufina Espinosa, and Mrs. Jerry Duran; Son Nick Martinez; Brother David Martinez; Sisters Josefita Sandoval and Mrs. Amanda Sanchez. Taos News March 15,1968 7. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Elisa Martinez of Alcalde (Rio Arriba County) NM. died 11 Sept 1909 at 2:00 AM. She is survived by her husband Urbano Salzar and 6 children. Names not listed. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Eliseo Martinez age 55 from Chacon Mora County NM. died 10:15 PM 7 Aug 1909. Survived by Wife Generia R. de Martinez; Sons Demesio, Maximiano and Demostenes Martinez; Daughters Josefina M. de Vigil, Rafaelita, Delfina And Aurora Martinez. He was buried in the San Antonio chapel Cemetery. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Elvira Martínez died peacefully at her home on October 1, 2006. She was born on January 1, 1922, in Taos, New Mexico. She was preceded in death by her parents, Narciso Montoya and Juanita Montoya; brothers: Pedro, Leví and Eusebio, and sister, Terri. She is survived by her daughter Mary Ann; her son, John and wife Susi, granddaughter Illeana, and sister Deliah. Elvira retired from the New Mexico State Highway Department. She was a long time member of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis, a member of the St. Francis Altar Society and a Third Order Secular Franciscan. A visitation was held on October 4, 2006, at Berardinelli, with a rosary following. Mass was held on October 5, 2006, at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service. 1399 Luísa Street, 87505. 505-984-8600.
Emma Martinez, 81, of Ranchos de Taos passed away on September 18, 2008. She is preceded in death by husband, Liberato Martinez, brothers, Victor Chavez, Clemaco Chavez, Tobias Chavez, and Loy Chavez. She is survived by children, Lee Martinez, Loretta Mondragon (Anthony), Albert Martinez (Barbara), grandchildren, Daniel, Sheree (Jason), Antonio (Crystal), Meredith (James) and 7 great grandchildren, brother, Enrique Henry (Donna) and sister-in-law, Ida Chavez. Rosary will be recited on Monday, September 22, 2008 at 7 PM at San Francisco de Asis Church. Funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at 10 AM at San Francisco de Asis Church with interment to follow at the Llano Quemado Cemetery.
Martinez, Ercilia E.
Ercilia E. Martinez, 78, of Questa died Saturday November 15, 2003. She was an administrative secretary for Sen. Dennis Chavez in Washington, D.C., and retired from the New Mexico state government. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jose Amarante and Maria Elena Martinez; and brothers, the Rev. Armando Martinez, Ricardo Martinez, Orlando Martinez and Nicolas Martinez. She is survived by her son, Dennis Manzanares and wife Menice of Los Cordovas; brother, Jose Amarante Martinez Jr. of Madisonville, Ky.; sisters, Filia Higgins of Santa Fe, Alma Martinez of Albuquerque and Stella Ortega of Taos. Mass will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. today at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church in Ranchos de Taos with burial to follow at the San Pedro Catholic Cemetery in Questa. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home, Journal North November 18, 2003
Escolastico Martinez of Arroyo Seco, NM Died 11 Jan 1910 at 6:00 AM of Tisis (Tuberculosis). Survived by his wife and children. No names listed. Brother who submitted the death notice Seferino Martinez y Marquez. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Esquipula Martinez age 64,Of Chamisal, NM, died Jan 9,1968 at Las Vegas,NM.Survivors include his wife Veronica Martinez; Sons Jose, Alfredo, Armando and Henry Martinez; Daughters Isabel Maes, Carolina Martinez and Helen Martinez; Sisters Irene Mascarenas and Rosa Dominguez. Taos News Jan 18,1968, 3. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Evangelina Martinez, 90, a resident of El Rito for the past 10 years, formerly of Chimayo passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 15, 2010, surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Juan Martinez; children, Ruben, Irene, Concha Martinez; grandsons, Armando, Patrick Jr.; brothers, Frank and Calletano Martinez; sisters, Salome Vargas, Leonarda Raymond, Ramoncita Espinoza, Trinidad Martinez. Evangelina was a hard working lady. She enjoyed gardening, especially her flower garden. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother. Evangelina was very delightful to all she knew. She is survived by her children, Nora Marquez, Ida and husband Matthew Baldonado, Pat Martinez Sr. and companion Jennifer Lopez; grandchildren, Frances, Matthew Marquez and companion Carlene, Eric Martinez and companion Crystal, Andrew Martinez and companion Crystal and, Daisy Martinez, Epi and wife Sophia Baldonado, Ivan Baldonado and companion Theresa and great-grandchildren, Isaiah, Jerome, Destiny Martinez, Matthew Baldonado, Kishauen Alire, Ashely Martinez-Vigil and a very special great-granddaughter, Amanda Martinez and also a sisters-in-law, Lillie, Molly and Bernie Martinez; brother-in-law, Victor Martinez. Public visitation will begin on Monday, May 17, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Peace of DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory. A devotional service will follow at 7:00 p.m. Funeral service will take place on Tuesday, May 18th at 11:00 a.m. at the Light House Church in Chimayo, burial will follow at the Nuestra Señora de Dolores Cemetery in Chimayo. The family of Evangelina Martinez has entrusted their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley.
Martinez, Evangeline A.
October 24, 2000, The Santa Fe New Mexican, Page: B-2, EVANGELINE A MARTINEZ, Age 60, a resident of Las Vegas, New Mexico passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2000 at the St. Vincents Hospital in Santa Fe, New Mexico, after fighting a year long battle with Leukemia. She born in Taos, New Mexico on January 15, 1940 to Cipriano Salazar and Rufina Cortez Salazar. She was united in marriage in Costilla, New Mexico on July 2, 1960 to Edmundo P. Martinez. She was employed by the Las Vegas City Schools as a Food Service Manager. A lifelong Catholic, she was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church. She had a special and unique love for her grandchildren. She preceded in death by her Father: Cipriano Salazar. She is survived by her husband: Edmundo Martinez of the family home in Las Vegas, NM; Sons and Daughters: David Martinez and wife Priscilla of Las Vegas, NM, Diana Martinez Gonzales and husband David, Danny Martinez and wife Roberta and Richard Martinez all of Santa Fe, NM; Mother: Rufina Salazar of Amalia, NM; Sisters and Brothers; Eralia Torres and husband Lloyd of Denver, Colorado, Cipriano Salazar Jr. and wife Lucia of Costilla, NM, Roberta Christina Ortiz and husband Pete of Denver, Colorado, Larry Salazar and wife Grace of Amalia, NM. Leroy Salazar and friend Christine and Fidela Jacquez and husband Osvaldo all of Denver, Colorado and Sarah Martinez and husband Albino of Las Vegas, NM; Sister-in-law; Elsie Cisneros and husband Fred of Santa Fe, NM; Brothers-in-law: Joe Martinez and wife Celsa of Taos, NM and George Martinez and Special Friend: Ella of Santa Fe, NM: numerous other relatives and friends. Rosary devotional services will be conducted Tuesday evening at7:00 at the Immaculate Conception Church. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday morning at 10:00 at the Immaculate Conception Church with Father George Salazar as celebrant. Interment will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. She will lie in state at the Rogers Chapel on Tuesday until time or rosary where family and friends may call. Arrangements are under the direction of the Rogers Mortuary, Las Vegas, NM, 1-800-479-3511.
Facunda Martinez age 95 of Arroyo Seco, NM. died Last Saturday March 1915. She was the mother in law of Juan de Dios Martinez and sister of Juan Geronimo Martinez. Funeral 28 March 1915. Burial at the Arroyo Seco, NM Cemetery. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Filemon Martinez, 44, of Santa Fe and formerly of Chamisal passed away on May 14, 2006. He is preceded in death by his brothers, Andres and Gerald Martinez. He is survived by his daughters, Monique Martinez and her mother, Jeanette Barber, Amber Martinez and her mother, Tracy Hightower, whom he shared 17 years with, parents, Alferino and Mabel Martinez, brother, Dennis Martinez (Pamela), sisters, Christine Martinez, Anna Martinez (David), Priscilla Aaron (James), and Josephine Martinez. He is also survived by many nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Rosary was recited on May 17, 2006 at Rivera Chapel in Taos and on May 18, 2006 at San Antonio de Padua Catholic Church in Penasco. Funeral mass was held on May 19, 2006 at San Antonio de Padua Church in Penasco. Interment was held at Santa Fe National Cemetery.
Martinez, Frances M.
Frances M. Martinez, 91, of Taos passed away on January 21, 2007. She was a 2001 Taos Living Treasure. She was on the Planning, Zoning & Historical Committees for the Town of Taos and a financial consultant for La Loma Plaza Park. She was administrator and supervisor of food services at Taos Municipal Schools. She was active in the VFW Lady's Auxiliary & Retired Teachers, volunteered at Taos Senior Citizens Center and was a paralegal aide for the State of New Mexico. Her hobbies were painting and being a good neighbor. She is preceded in death by her sons, Ernesto "Ernie" Trujillo and Frank "Frankie" Trujillo, grandson, Eric S. Trujillo, husbands, Jose Teodoro "Pope" Trujillo, Laureano "Larry" Mares and Carlos Martinez. She is survived by her children, Pete "Pedro" Trujillo (Bernadette) of Taos, Ted Trujillo of Albuquerque and Cecilia Trujillo of Taos, grandchildren, Janice Cowley, Pete Trujillo III, Frankie Trujillo Jr. and Teresa Lane, and numerous great grandchildren. Rosary was recited on Friday, January 26, 2007. Funeral mass was held on Saturday, January 27, 2007. Both services were held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.
Frutosa Martinez, 82, of Arroyo Seco, passed away on April 26, 2005. Mrs. Martinez worked for many years as a cook for Taos Municipal Schools. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ruben Martinez Sr.; her parents, Jose Damian and Eleonor Martinez; brothers, Roberto Martinez, Max Martinez, Jose Escolastico Martinez; and sisters, Maria Inez Baros, infant sister, Josefina Martinez. She is survived by her children, Ruben Martinez of Arroyo Seco, Tony Martinez (Lorraine) of Los Cordovas, Violanda Romo (Albert) of Talpa, Louise Cordova (Alex) of Costilla; and sisters, Cirila Martinez, and Stephanie Rivera; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren. Rosaries will be recited Thursday, April 28, 2005, at 7:00 p.m., at Rivera Funeral Chapel and Friday, April 29, 2005 at 7:00 p.m., at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Arroyo Seco. Mass will be held on Saturday April 30, 2005, at 10:00 a.m., at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Arroyo Seco. Interment will follow at the Arroyo Seco Catholic Cemetary. Pallbearers will be Matthew Martinez, Pablo Martinez, Miguel Romo, Robert Valencia, Jr., Andrew Salazar, Arturo Suazo, Jr. ABQ Journal Thu April 28, 2005
Genoveva Martinez of Taos, NM. died Last Saturday (May 27,1905) at 5:30 PM. She was the daughter of Romualdo Martinez. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Guadalupe Martinez age 65 of Talpa, NM was killed by lighting Monday of this week (19 Aug 1907) at 1:00 PM, while he and his wife were inside the house in the kitchen. Survived by his wife and son.(Names not listed) La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Guillermo Martinez age 52 of Black Lake, NM died 25 Dec 1908. Survived by his mother and brothers. (Names not listed). Buried in La Loma Cemetery Taos, NM. Place where most of the Martinez family is buried. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Martinez, Guillermo F.
Guillermo F. Martinez, age 80, born in the historic Martinez Hacienda in Taos to Juan Manual and Higinia Martinez on April 5, 1918, died on Sunday January 3, 1999 in Albuquerque at his daughter's home after a 20 year battle with cancer. He was married to Juanita Mares (now deceased). He is survived by their children, daughter, Carla and her husband, Ray Garcia and their son, Marco Guillermo; son, Charles E. and his wife, Louise and their children, Alfred Martinez and Deanna Stanley; brother, Luis G. Martinez of California; sisters, Alice Vargas, Delia Martinez; and brother, Robert Martinez, all of Taos, NM. Mr. Martinez served in the Merchant Marines during World War II and worked for the REA, Friday Motors, and Cantu Furniture. He was a lifelong resident of Taos and genuinely proud of his residence. A Memorial service will be held on Friday, January 8, 1999 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic church in Taos at 11:00 a.m. ABQJournal January 06, 1999
Higinio Martinez age 64 of Monte Vista, Colo 13 Oct 1907 at 7:30 PM. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Martinez, Irene M.
Irene M. Martinez age 14 years, 6 months and 10 days of Guadalupita, Mora County NM. died at home at 10:00 AM 10 July 1909. She was killed by lighting as she was in the kitchen cooking near the stove. She is the daughter of Jose Dela Luz Martinez and Doloritas P. de Martinez. Survived by her parents; Grandmother Maria De Los Reyes Duran and 4 brothers. Names not listed. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Martinez, Isabel Ustacia
Isabel Ustacia Martinez, 88, of Taos passed away on November 16, 2005. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bonifacio L. Pacheco, children, Sammy Pacheco, Ramona Pacheco and Susie Tighe. She is survived by her children, Viola L. Romo, Rudy Pacheco (Rosie), Manuel Pacheco, 15 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Rosary was recited on Sunday, November 20, 2005 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Funeral mass was held on Monday, November 21, 2005 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Interment was held at Las Cruces Cemetery.
Spec 4th Jimmy Martinez age 21, resident of Chamisal,NM. Killed in Combat in the Republic of Viet Nam Jan 24,1968. Survivos include his mother Mrs. Chonita Martinez, Brothers Juan and Filadelfio Martinez; Sisters Nancy Dominguez, Florence Salazar, Elsie Castonieda, Rose Yolanda Martinez and Valorie Martinez. Taos News Jan 10,1968 & Feb 1,1968 A 3. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Martinez, Joe A.
May 17, 2000, The Santa Fe New Mexican, Page: B-2, JOE A. MARTINEZ, Age 81, a resident of Dixon passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2000 following a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his son, Leroy; his parents: Fidel and Delfina Martinez; brothers and sisters: Henry, Clarence, Lita and Nora. He is survived by his loving wife, Consuelo of 62 years; sons: Elbert and wife Eva of Redondo Beach, CA, Michael and Florence of Espanola, Wilfred and wife Patty of Santa Fe, Kenneth and wife Cecilia of Espanola; daughter-in-law, Helen of Norwalk, CA; brothers: Carlos Martinez and wife Lisida of Espanola, and Augustine Martinez and wife Lucille of Albuquerque; sisters: Eliza Duran and husband Clarence of Dixon, Grace Medina and husband Ismael of Lyden, Lucille Liedkie of Belen, and Evila Rendon and husband Gene of Espanola; sister-in-laws: Berna Martinez of Dixon, Casilda Jaramillo of Taos, and Angie Graham and husband Alfonso of Santa Fe; brother-in-laws: Gustavo Garcia and wife Christina of Taos, and Eugene Garcia and wife Tina of Espanola; ten grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren; many loving nephews, nieces, relatives, and friends. A rosary will be recited on Wednesday, May 17, 2000 at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Dixon. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Dixon with interment to follow at the Father Kupper Cemetery. Assisting the Martinez family as pallbearers will be his grandchildren: Elroy, Vincent, Miguel, Veronica, Filiberto and Armando. Serving as an honorary pallbearer will be Melvin Montoya. The family of Joe A. Martinez has entrusted these funeral arrangements to Devargas Funeral Home of the Espanola Valley.
Carrizozo Outlook December 22 1904 Martinez Death - A Santa Fe dispatch of December 7th says: Owing to the isolated location of Llano, Taos county, news just reached this city this evening telling of the gruesome murder of Jose Martinez, aged 74 years. He was found dead in his doorway, four miles from Picuris pueblo. His son, Gabino Martinez arrived today to lay the facts before District Attorney E. C. Abbott. The head of the murdered man was terribly mangled. An eye was torn out of its socket, there was an ugly cleft in his forehead and his skull was crushed. Three stones covered with blood were found near the body. No arrest has been made.
Martinez, Jose Angel
Jose Angel Martinez was killed Thursday 24 June 1909. He was killed in Enzenada Rio Arriba County, NM (near Tierra Amarilla). He was struck with an unknown object on the face and head. Poliarpio Jaramillo was arrested and charged with the murder. Policarpio Jaramillo at his trial in district court pled guilty and was sentenced to 99 years confinement in prison. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Martinez, Jose Benjamin
Jose Benjamin Martinez, 67, of Arroyo Seco, NM passed away at his residence 15 Nov 1995. Preceded in death by a grandson, Clarence M. Martinez. Survived by his wife Medalia of Arroyo Seco; Sons Juan A. (Josie) Martinez of Arroyo Seco, Joe T. Martinez of Arroyo Seco, Thomas V. Martinez of Cheyenne, Wyo and Fares R. (Ernestine) Martinez of Ranchos de Taos, NM; Daughter Viola (Steve) Rivera of Cheyenne, Wyo; Brothers Bernabel Martinez and Jake Martinez of Arroyo Seco; Sisters Juanita (Thomas) Romero of Des Montes and Estevan (Manuel) Martinez of Des Montes; Mother-in-law Amalia Duran of Arroyo Seco. 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.Interment at the Arroyo Seco, NM Cemetery. The Taos News. 22 Nov 1995 B-4, 30 Nov 1995 B-3. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Martinez, Jose Dionicio
Jose Dionicio Martinez age 79 of Ranchos de Taos, NM. died at his residence Thursday 27 Sept 1906. Survived by his wife and 5 children.(No names listed) La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Martinez, Jose Francisco
Jose Francisco Martinez of Ranchitos, Taos, NM. Died Last Monday (13 Aug 1905) at dawn. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Martinez, Jose Manuel
Jose Manuel Martinez age 83 years, 3 months died at his residence in Taos, NM. 11:00 AM 7 Jan 1909. He was a son of Jose Maria Martinez a brother of Antonio Jose Martinez (Famous Padre). Jose Manuel Martinez was born in Abiquiu, NM in 1826. He married Maria Dela Luz Romero 31 May 1851 in Taos, NM. Their padrinos were Jose Benito Martinez and Maria Dolores Cordova. Surviving him is a son Antonio Martinez, husband of the deceased Carmen Martinez de Varela died 3 years ago. Jose Manuel Martinez was buried in the American Cemetery Taos, NM. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Martinez, Jose Maurilio
Jose Maurilio Martinez age 70 of Taos, NM. died July 29,1968.The son of Emilio Martinez and Fidelia Vargas.Surviving him his wife Alicia Elena Martinez; Daughters Mrs. Robert Sandoval, Mrs. Joe Mondragon, Mrs. Alfred Kallenbach, Mrs. Jake Mossman, Mrs. Anita Martinez, Mrs. Julia Teddye, Sylvia and Patsy Martinez; Sons Gonzalo E, Maurillo Jr, and Leonides Martinez. Taos News Aug 8,1968 & Aug 15,1968 A. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Martinez, Jose Orlando
Jose Orlando Martinez, 79, a resident of Rio Chama, went home to be with our Lord on Sunday, September 19, 2010 following a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his parents Fidel and Adelina Martinez; brother, Clotario Martinez; brother-in-law, Medardo Gallegos; and some nieces and nephews. Jose is survived by his wife of 43 yrs. Lucy Martinez of Rio Chama; daughter, Yolanda Martinez and companion Johnny Herrera of El Duende; son, Stephen Martinez of Lymon, CO.; grandchildren, Isaac and Jazmin Martinez of Rio Chama and Juanito Martinez of Denver, CO.; sons, Manuel Martinez and wife Bonnie of Indiana and LeRoy Martinez and wife Ruby of Grand Junction, CO.; brothers and sisters, Tere Gallegos of Rio Chama, Fidel Jr. and wife Rose Martinez of Hernandez, Augustin Martinez and wife Florida of El Rito, Luis Martinez and wife Luisa Martinez, Cy Martinez, Loyola and Candy all of Rio Chama. Numerous nieces, nephews and others loving relatives and friends. A devotional will be held on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory. The family of Jose Orlando Martinez has entrusted the care of their loved to the DeVargas Funeral Home and Crematory of the Espanola Valley.
Josephine "Fina" Martinez September 12, 2005 Josephine "Fina" A. Martinez, 85, of Taos passed away on September 12, 2005. She was a longtime member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and of the Guadalupanas. She was preceded in death by her husband Abad Martinez. She is survived by her sons, Antonio A. Martinez, Jr. (Dalia) of Taos, Alfred D. Martinez, of Albuquerque, daughters, Lillian Nagle (Ray) of Albuquerque, Dolores Ortiz (Alfonso) of Beeville, TX and Laura A. Van Arsdale (Greg) of Pueblo, CO, 14 grandchildren and 9 great- grandchildren. A rosary was recited on September 14, 2005 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Taos. A Funeral mass was held, September 15, 2005 at Our Lady of Guadalupe. Interment followed at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Services by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home.
Josie Martinez, 93, passed away on February 1, 2006. Mrs. Martinez was preceded in death by her husband, Bernie Martinez; her half-brother, Carlos Valdez; her sister, Porfie Baca; and grandson, Bobby Salazar. She was a beloved mother and grandmother. She is survived by her children, Lucy Salazar, Stella Alires and husband, Arthur, Dolores Salazar and husband, Jim, Fernando Martinez and wife, Liz, Cecelia Cortes and husband, Fernando, and Leonora Armitage; her step-sisters, Loyola Tenorio and Julia Medina; 21 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was born in Taos, NM on July 1, 1912. She was involved in the Rosary Altar Society, the Spanish Choir, and the Mayordomos at Our Lady de Guadalupe de Taos. She obtained her first employment at age 70 at the Weavers of Chimayo in Truchas, NM and was also the manager at Kachina Gift Shop in Cabot Plaza in Taos, NM. She had been a resident of Albuquerque for the past nine years. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2006 at the Sangre de Cristo Catholic Church, 8911 Candelaria NE, Albuquerque. The family would like to express a special thanks to Simple Pleasures Senior Care for their tender loving care the past year. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010 ABQ Journal February 02, 2006
Martinez, Juan A.
Juan A. Martinez age 71 years, 5 months and 15 days died at his residence in Abiquiu,NM. 15 Feb 1909.He served in the military in 1861 during the American Civil War. He was elected and served as Rio Arriba County Commissioner and notary public.He married Maria Dionicita Quintana in 1866. He is survived by his wife and sons Marcelino Martinez and Juan A. Martinez. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Martinez, Juan Francisco
Juan Francisco Martinez April 19, 2006 Juan Francisco Martinez, 76, of Taos passed away on April 19, 2006. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Rosemarie Marquez, brothers, Abrencio and Melecio Martinez and sister Donelia Gonzales. He is survived by his children, Pablo Martinez (Debbie), Jeanette Martinez (Alex), Debbie Martinez, Lori Pavelko (Scott) and Frank Martinez. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren, 1 great granddaughter, sisters and brother, Lupita Muniz, Rutelio Martinez, Ursinia Lujan and Lydia Paiz (Joe). Rosary was recited on Sunday, April 23, 2006. Funeral mass was held on Monday, April 24, 2006. Both services were held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment was held at Santa Fe National Cemetery
Martinez, Julian P.
Julian P. Martinez, a retired devoted soldier was called to the Lord on February 24, 2007, born March 16, 1926 in Taos, NM to Neves Martinez and Emerenciana Lara. A proud military man serving in both the U.S. Army from June 24, 1943 until October 8, 1943 and the U.S. Marines Corps from April 22, 1946. He fought in WWII, Iwojima Volcano Islands and Occupation of Japan. He retired a Corporal with the Purple Heart and good service medal. He is a lifelong member of the Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was united in marriage to the late Vera Martinez, preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Aneceto and Dalio Martinez; sisters, Maria Viapando and Felice Martinez . He is survived by his sister, Jenny Vigil; children, Mary Ann Martinez, Johnny Martinez and wife, Susie; his second wife, Helen Vigil; children, Michael Martinez and wife, Theresa, Mark Martinez and wife, Geraldine, Diana Martinez, and Christine Martinez; ten grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, numerous nephews, nieces; and many close friends. Serving as pallbearers will be Steve Martinez, James Martinez, Michael Apodaca, Leo Garcia, Benny Viapando, and Max Abeyta. Honorary pallbearers will be all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 28, 2007, 6:00 p.m. at Berardinelli where a Rosary will follow at 7:00 p.m.. Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, March 1, 2007, 10:00 a.m. St. Francis Catherdal. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, 1399 Luisa St, Santa Fe, NM 87505 ABQ Journal Wed February 28, 2007
Kathy Martinez, 55, of Questa, died Sunday November 2, 2003. She was preceded in death by her father, Alex Quintana; and grandmother, Eufemia Gallegos. She was employed as a dietician at Holy Cross Hospital in Taos for 26 years until her retirement. She is survived by her longtime companion, Lloyd Varela and his son, Chris, of Questa; mother, Olivia Quintana of Questa; two sons, Martin Martinez and wife Yolanda and Brian Martinez and wife Debbie, all of Questa; brother, Alexander Jay Quintana of Questa; sisters, Renee "Sandy" Romero and husband Dan of Arroyo Seco and Lisa Bailon and husband Patrick of Questa; three grandchildren; six nephews and nieces; and numerous other close relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place. Rosaries will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Questa. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Questa with burial to follow. DeVargas Funeral Home of the Española Valley. Journal North November 5, 2003
Martinez, Katie G.
Katie G. Martinez March 16, 2006 Katie G. Martinez, 89, of El Prado passed away on March 16, 2006 in Questa. She worked for many years as a nurse's aid with the State of New Mexico Senior Care. She is preceded in death by daughter, Juanita Martinez, son, Fernando Martinez and grandson, Arnie Cisneros, Sr. She is survived by her children, Sofia Cisneros (Cornelio, Jr.) and Tony Martinez of Taos, sister, Marlou Herrera (John) of Albuquerque, brother, Eddie Cisneros (Lisa) of Orange, CA, sister, Merlin Santistevan, brother-in-law Menard Martinez (Betty), 15 grand children, 22 great grand children and 1 great grand child. Rosaries were recited on Saturday, March 18, 2006 at Rivera Chapel and Sunday, March 19, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe. Mass was held on Monday March 20, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe. Interment was held at Dolores Cemetery.
Maclovia Martinez age 15 died at her grandmother Francisquita Santistevan's residence in Naranjos, NM. 19 Sept 1909 at 4:00 PM. Survivors Father Pablo Martinez; Sister Virginia Martinez wife of Telesforo Martinez; Brothers Eliseo and Frank Martinez. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Margarito Martinez, 77, of Des Montes died 26 Nov 1995 at Holy Cross Hospital in Taos, NM. Preceded in death by 3 children Elmer, Dora and Elva, 2 brothers Juan B. Martinez and Epifanio Martinez. Survived by wife Elizaida Martinez; Children Candy Suazo (Frank), Lucy Martinez (Joseph Cortez), George Martinez (Jeanette), Debbie Herrera (Toby) and Eloy Martinez; Brothers Ben Martinez (Velma), Frank Martinez (Jennie), Manuel Martinez (Evan); Sisters Delfina Quintana (Bert), Flavia Pineda (Orlando), Vircilia Cortez (Nabor) and Rose Quintana. 18 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Interment at Arroyo Seco Cemetery. The Taos News. 7 Dec 1995 A-16. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Martinez, Malaquias Jr.
Malaquias Martinez Jr. age 68, Resident of Taos, NM. Former Taos County Sheriff (1935-38) and former State Senator, died Aug 28,1968 at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Joya, Calif. He is survived by his wife Selina Martinez; Daughter Lydia Medina, Emily Romero, Marie Martinez and Mrs. Hope West. Brothers Francis G. and Ruben Martinez. Taos News Aug 28,1968 & Sept 5,1968 2. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Martinez, Manuel A.
Manuel A. Martinez age 14 years, 6 months and 4 days of Pina, NM. died 8 Dec 1909. He is survived by his parents Teodoro Martinez and Maria Ines Martinez. 2 sisters and 3 brother. Names not listed. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Martinez, Manuel R.
Manuel R. Martinez, 83, of Des Montes passed away on July 24, 2005. He is preceded in death by his son, Rudy Martinez, parents, Juan Antonio & Lucinda Martinez, brothers and sisters, Juan Martinez, Epifanio Martinez Margarito Martinez, Emelina Cordova, Anita Manchego and Rose Quintana. He is survived by his wife, Eva Martinez, children, Manuel Martinez Jr., (Patricia), Romaine Miera (Andy), Virginia Romero (Ray), Herbert Martinez (Melissa) and Edward Martinez (Becky). He is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, brothers and sisters, Delfina Quintana of Denver, Floyda Pineda of Rock Springs, WY, Bercilia Cortez (Nabor) of Gallup, Frank Martinez (Jenny) and Benito Martinez (Velma) all of Denver. Rosaries were recited on Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at Rivera Chapel and on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Arroyo Seco. Funeral mass was held on Thursday, July 28, 2005 at Holy Trinity Church. Interment was held at Arroyo Seco Cemetery.
Martinez, Maria Antonita Chavez de
Maria Antonita Chavez de Martinez age 54 of San Antonio, Colo. died 29 April 1909 at her residence. Survived by husband Crus Martinez; Sons Antonio, Lusiano and Jose Catario Martinez; Daughter Tonita M. de Sisneros; Brother Francisco Chavez. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Martinez, Maria dela Luz R.
Maria dela Luz R. Martinez age 73. Wife of Juan Manuel Martinez died 27 May 1907. She is survived by a son Antonio Martinez of El Prado, NM; Brother Rev, Vicente F. Romero. Several grand children including Jacobo Martinez. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Martinez, Maria Inacita
Maria Inacita Martinez age 20 days old of Valdez, NM. died 18 Aug 1909. Parents Jose E. Martinez and Librada Gonzales de Martinez. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Martinez, Maria Valles
Maria Valles Martinez age 72, resident of Ranchos de Taos, NM. died March 10,1968 in Albuquerque,NM. Her deceased husband was Daniel Martinez. Survived by a foster daughter Prescilla Martinez. Taos News March 21, 1968 3 & 10. Contributed by Alberto Vidau
Martinez, Maria Wengert
Maria Wengert Martinez (No age listed) of Taos,NM died in Pueblo, Colo. March 11,1968. She was the wife of the deceased J. Antonio Martinez and mother of Joe C. Martinez, Mrs. J. D. Arellano and Mrs. Alex Valerio. Stepmother of Ernest Martinez and Mrs. Delfino Martinez; Sister Mrs. Nick Jaramillo and Louis Wengert. Taos News April 4,1968 B 4. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Martinez, Meregildo Sr.
Meregildo Martinez Sr., 82, of Llano Quemado passed away on August 14, 2005. Mr. Martinez was a longtime rancher in Wyoming and Colorado and retired from the Town of Taos as a Heavy Equipment Operator. He served in the US Army during WW II and the Korean Conflict. He is preceded in death by his parents, Pedro and Virginia Martinez, son, Johnny Martinez, brothers and sisters, Nabor Martinez, Luis Martinez, Florinda Martinez, Alfonso Martinez, Elena Martinez, Maria Duran and Teodorita Martinez. He is survived by his wife, Grace Martinez, children, Virginia Romero (Urban), Teddie Santistevan (David), Charlie Martinez, Rudy Martinez (Debra), Betty Martinez, Geraldine Martinez, Peter Martinez (Gayle), Meregildo Martinez Jr. (Debra) and Eddie Martinez (Paula). He is also survived by twenty six grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and many other relatives. Rosary was recited on August 17, 2005 at San Francisco de Asis Church. Funeral service was held on August 18, 2005 at the Good New Christian Fellowship with burial to follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery with full military honors. Pallbearers will be his grandsons and honorary pallbearers will be his granddaughters.
Miguel Martinez age 74 of Taos, NM. died Monday 3 April 1905. Wife Rosalia Guara; Son Jose Martinez; Daughter Adelina Martinez. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Nabor Martinez from Cerro, NM was found dead near Tres Piedras,NM 21 Jan 1906. Foul play was suspected at first but an investigation by the Taos County sheriff and the coroners jury determined that Nestor Martinez had frozen to death. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Nestora Martinez, 72, passed on to be with the Lord April 5, 2001. She was a member of the Catholic Church, and a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and will be missed by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Trinidad T. Martinez and daughter, Lorraine Moya, and is survived by her father, Miguel Sanchez; sons, Freddy Martinez and wife, Lorraine of Bernalillo, Trinidad R. Martinez of Taos, Leroy Martinez and wife, Clydine of Albuquerque; sister, Mary Jaramillo; brothers, Pete Sanchez, and Tony Sanchez; granddaughters, Mary Lou Moya and husband, Ernest, Mary Therese Romero and husband, Clorindo, and Melanie Martinez; grandsons, Louie Moya and wife, Debra, and Erik Martinez; seven great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Services will be held at St. Therese Catholic Church, 4th St. and Mildred NW., with a Rosary to be recited on Monday, April 9, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 10, 2001, with burial following at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Ladera Nursing Center where Nestora resided. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. Albuquerque. 505-343-8008. ABQ Journal Sun April 08, 2001
Martinez, Mary Pino
Mary Pino Martinez, 86, of Santa Fe died Saturday, January 17, 2004, after a long illness. She was born in Santa Fe but lived most of her life in Taos, where she was married to former state Sen. Palemon R. Martinez. She was affectionately called "Mama Mary" by both friends and family. She received her basic education at the Loretto Academy in Santa Fe. Upon graduation, she attended the University of New Mexico, where she graduated with a bachelor of science degree. She later received a full scholarship to Columbia University, where she earned her master's degree in social welfare. She returned to New Mexico and worked for the state Welfare Department until her marriage and then moved to Taos and served for over 25 years as the juvenile probation officer for Taos County until her retirement in 1982. Because of her dedication to the children and youth of New Mexico, she received numerous awards and tributes throughout her professional career. Just a few of these included: the Leading Hispanic in Taos County award, presented by LULAC; the 1992 Women of Distinction Award for Services to Youth and Family, presented by Gov. Bruce King; the Certificate of Achievement for Contributions to Women in the State of New Mexico, presented by the New Mexico Women's Conference; the Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Services in the Field of Corrections, presented by yhe New Mexico Association of Criminal Justice; the Distinguished Service Award for Work in Social Services, presented by the state Bar Association of New Mexico. In 1982, she was the first woman to be appointed as an honorary member to the state Supreme Court for outstanding service to children and youth in New Mexico. She was preceded in death by her husband; brothers, Anthony Pino, Manuel Pino and Apolonio Pino; and sister, Louisa Pino Trujillo. She is survived by stepdaughters, Patricia Pena, Margaret Hurtado, Marcella Valerio and husband Dan; stepson, Librado Chavez and wife Patricia; eight grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at Berardinelli Family Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis Cathedral with burial to follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, Journal North, January 21, 2004
Martinez, Melvin V.
Melvin V. Martinez 56, of Questa lost his 5 year battle to cancer on Monday, July 26, 2010. He is preceded in death by his beloved mother Chavela Martinez Ortiz, his sister Alieen Valdez, grandparents Tim and Nives Mtz, Uncles; Charlie, Tim Jr., Louie, Fernando Mtz, Aunts; Loretta, Josie, Margie, Dorthy, Special cousins Norma, Cheryl, Betty Jo, Parents, In law Wallace and Elivera Cisneros, Leroy, Anthony, Robert and our two little angels Felicity Aragon and Erilia Arguello and a very special friend Rose Additon. Melvin is survived by his wife Pauline of 38 years, daughters; Julia Rae Cebada, Jennifer (Andrew) , Kolynn (Curtis), sons; Charlie (Angela), Gerald, Grandchildren Natoria “my boy” Joaquin and Baby Arellano, sisters; Mildred (Ernie) Garcia, Geri (Tony) Mauri, brother Donald (Liz) Martinez, Alfred
Valdez, Ray Ortiz, 29 very special nieces and nephews, 12 special sisters and brother in laws and to many friends to mention. A Memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 29, 2010 at Weylen's Funeral Home Chapel in
Questa at 6:00 PM. Inurnment will be on Friday, July 30, 2010 at 10:00 AM at San Pedro Cemetery
in Questa. Arrangements were made with Weylen's Funeral Home of Questa.
Martinez, Nicholas Isidro Jose
Nicholas Isidro Jose Martinez, age 74, of Montrose, CO died Tuesday, January 15, 2002 in the V.A. Medical Center at Grand Junction, CO. Nicholas Isidro Jose Martinez, the son of Jose Armarante Martinez and Maria Elena (Martinez) Martinez, was born on May 15, 1927 in Questa, NM where he spent his childhood years and attended school. During his lifetime, Nicholas worked as a Uranium Miner. He lived in Questa, NM Grand Junction, CO and Montrose, CO. He honorably served his country during the years between WWII and the Korean Conflict, from 1945 until 1948 with the US Army, the Army Corps of Engineers, and then the US Air Force, living in a variety of other places where he was stationed. He greatly enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. Nicholas and his wonderful sense of humor will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Surviving family members who had the privilege of sharing Nicholas' life include his beloved fiance, Anne Martinez of Montrose, CO; his sons, Mike Martinez of Taos, NM; and Jerome Martinez of Longmont, CO; five daughters, Elena Bruson of Big Bear, CA, Elaine Schmidt of California, Luciana Martinez and fiance, Steven Cortez of Artesia, NM, Josephine Nunez and husband, Felix of Albuquerque, NM, and Juanita Martinez of Arizona; a brother, Jose Armarante Martinez Jr. and wife, Carol of Madisonville, KY; four sisters, Filia Higgins of Santa Fe, NM, Ercilia Martinez of Santa Fe, Stella Ortega of Taos, and Alma Martinez of Albuquerque; and nine precious grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers, Ricardo, Orlando, and Armando Martinez. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Frank Prieto, Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Santa Fe. A visitation and Rosary will precede the Mass beginning at 9:00 a.m. Nicholas will be laid to rest with full military honors at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled under the direction of Montrose Valley Funeral Home of Montrose, CO 970-249-4400. ABQ Journal January 22, 2002
Martinez, Nichole Sophia
Nichole Sophia Martinez February 15, 2006 Nichole Sophia Martinez, 17, of Arroyo Hondo passed away unexpectedly on February 15, 2006. She was a Senior at Taos High School. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Jose Vicente Sanchez and Bernabe Martinez, uncle, Jospeh Sanchez and cousin, Vicente Vigil. She is survived by her parents, Marcia Sanchez (Randy) and Johnny Martinez (Donna), sisters, Jessica Martinez of Arroyo Hondo, Sonya Martinez of Taos, Alicia Martinez of Arroyo Hondo, Tiana Martinez of Taos, brothers, Ronnie and Anthony Cordova. She is also survived by nephews, Jerome, Juan and Joseph Romero, grandmothers, Genara Sanchez of Arroyo Hondo and Sophia Martinez of Arroyo Seco, many aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends. Rosary was recited on February 17, 2006 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Arroyo Seco. Funeral mass will be held on February 18, 2006 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Arroyo Hondo. Interment followed at Rael Cemetery.
May 25, 2006 Otilia Martinez, 96, of Costilla passed away on May 25, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband Fidel Martinez, grandchildren, Gerald and Pearl Maes, Brenda Maes Martinez and Gary Martinez. She is survived by her children Erlinda Maes, Ray Martinez (Rita), Fidel Martinez, Leo Martinez (Martha) and Grace Salazar (Larry). She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends. Rosary was recited on May 26, 2006 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Costilla. Funeral mass was held on May 27, 2006 at Sacred Heart Church with interment at the Costilla Catholic Cemetery.
Pablo Martinez age 76 of Taos/Halls Peak, NM. died at his daughter Manuelita M. Luna's home in Taos, NM. 2 Sept 1909. Pablo Martinez was born in Taos, NM in 1833. In 1858 he married Librada Romero. 20 years ago he and his family moved to plazita de Los Martinez now known as Halls Peak Colfax County, NM.He served in the military in the 1860 American Civil War and fought at the battle of Valverde. Pablo Martinez was a son of the deceased Santiago Martinez who was a brother to Padre Antonio Martinez. Survived by sons Pedro and Epimenio Martinez residents of Wagon Mound, NM. Daughters Rosario, Manuelita, Rebecca and Carolina Martinez. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Martinez, Paul Evaristo
Paul Evaristo Martinez, 70, of Questa passed away on June 07, 2006. He is preceded in death by his parents Rudolfo and Maria Martinez two brothers and one sister. He is survived by his wife, Angelina Sally Martinez of Questa, children, Sandra Y. Ortega of Santa Fe, Paul Evaristo Martinez Jr. of Colorado Springs, CO, Rudy C. Martinez (Patricia) of Colorado Springs, CO, Arlene Romero (Repito) of Questa, Frank L. Martinez of Questa and Yvonne Vialpando of Santa Fe, 13 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends. Memorial service was held on June 09, 2006 at Rivera Chapel. Graveside service were held on June 10, 2006 at El Pueblito Cemetery.
PHILLIP MARTINEZ, 40, a resident of Peñasco, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 28, 2010. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Thomas and Vivianita Roybal; uncles, Joe and William Roybal and Paul Medina; cousins, Fred Sr. and Fred Jr., James Merrill, Bobby Medina and Tommy Pacheco. Mr. Martinez is survived by his daughter, Brianna Martinez; partner, Carmen; mother, Eliza Martinez; sister, Melissa Romero and husband Rick; nephew and God-son, Chad Romero; niece, Chantel Romero and nephew, Cody Romero all of Peñasco and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other loving relatives and friends. A rosary will be recited on Friday, July 2, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the San Antonio de Padua Church in Peñasco. Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated on Saturday, July 3, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. also at San Antonio de Padua Church in Peñasco. Burial to follow at La Morada de San Antonio de Padua Cemetery in Peñasco. The Martinez family has entrusted their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley.
Porfiria Martinez age 8 years, 10 months and 12 days from Llano, NM. died Monday 5 May 1907 at her residence. She was the daughter of Nobero Martinez and Cesaria Cordova. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Martinez, Porfiria Guara de
Porfiria Guara de Martinez died 29 Dec 1909. died of Fiebre Peunomia (Fever Pneumonia). She was the wife of Jacobo Martinez and daughter of Bentura Guara. Place of death and age not listed. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Quirino Martinez age 25 of Taos, NM. died at his residence 11 April 1909 at 9:00 PM. He was the son of Gabino Martinez. He was buried in the Pueblo Catholic Cemetery. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Refugio Martinez age 48 years 1 month and 6 days from Taos, NM. died at her residence Last Saturday March 1909.died of a heart attack. Wife of Jose M. Santistevan. Survived by her husband and mother Eulogia Q. Martinez. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Ricardo Martinez age 18 of Llano, NM. died in Santa Cruz Rio Arriba County NM 7 Sept 1907. He was the son of Seferino Martinez and brother to Felicitas de Abeyta. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Martinez, Robert L.
Robert L. Martinez, 65, a resident of Belen, passed away on Wednesday, December 22, 1999. He was a member of the Catholic Church and served in the United States Air National Guard in 1950. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, which led him to spend time in his beloved outdoors. He was a journeyman carpenter and a master builder. Robert was a very loving father and provider. He loved all of his sons, as well as his grandchildren. Robert was preceded in death by his three sisters; and one brother. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Clara Gurule of Los Lunas; his five sons, Robert Martinez of Seattle, WA, Rolando Martinez and his wife, Sheila of Taos, NM, Ronaldo Martinez of Belen, Rubaldo Martinez and his wife, Tanya of Los Chavez, Ricardo Martinez of Seattle, WA; 12 grandchildren, Rachelle, Robert III, Ronnie, Gerald, Elenna, Roland, Ashli, Justin, Ryan, Amber, Ruiz, Raven; his two sisters; and one brother. Robert is also survived by his many loving nieces and nephews. A Rosary will be recited on Monday, 6:00 p.m., at Romero Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, 10:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church. Interment will follow at a later date in the Taos Catholic Cemetery. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen, NM. ABQ Journal December 26, 1999
Martinez, Robert N.
Robert N. "Bobby" Martinez. Born June 7, 1941 passed on April 2, 2001. A native of Taos, he moved to Albuquerque at the age of seven. A graduate of Valley High School, he served four years in the U.S.M.C. Robert chose a career in law enforcement, retiring from the New Mexico State Police in 1988. Robert is survived by wife, Hope; sons, Gary, Carl and Joaquin; brothers, Alejandro, Maximino, Leo, Ricardo, Reynaldo, Patrizio; and sister, Rebecca; grandchildren, Beth, Gabriel, Lena, Elija and Sierra. Robert was a devoted family man, wonderful husband, hard worker, but above all, a great father and friend. A Memorial Service will be held Friday at 6:00 p.m. at Christian Life Center in San Ysidro. Dad, we love you and we'll miss you. Thank you for a lifetime of memories. ABQ Journal April 05, 2001
Martinez, Roberto M.
Roberto M. Martinez, 85, of Taos passed away on February 12, 2006. He was a longtime rancher and also worked in Los Alamos for many years and retired from the Town of Taos. He is preceded in death by his wife, Juanita V. Martinez, infant son, Robert Edgar Martinez, brothers and sisters, Elias, Guillermo and Louis Martinez, Andrea Tejada and Aurora Cruz. He is survived by his daughter, Eleanor Cardenas (Benny) of Santa Fe and son, Robert A. Martinez (Molly) of Taos, sisters, Delia Martinez and Alice Vargas (Elias) all of Taos. He is also survived by grandchildren, Barbara Wolf (David), Thomas Cardenas (Rosalyn), Andrea Overturf (Ryan), Robert and Jennifer Martinez, great grandchildren, Danielle Cardenas, Ryan Wolf, Benjamin and Caleb Cardenas and Marisa Overturf. Rosary was recited February 14, 2006 at at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Funeral mass was held on February 15, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Interment followed at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.
Martinez, Rowena Matteson Meyers
March 08, 2000, The Santa Fe New Mexican, Page: B-2, ROWENA M. MARTINEZ, Age 90, of Taos passed away on March 05, 2000. She was the owner for many years of El Rincon, the original trading post of Taos. She retired from the Federal Government where she worked at the US Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. She is preceded in death by her first husband, Ralph E. Meyers in 1948; and her second husband, J. Paul Martinez in 1978; son, Michael Stephen Martinez in 1981; and granddaughters: Larissa and Cinnamon Martinez. She is survived by her daughter, Nina C. Meyers and son, Ouray Meyers and wife Marty all of Taos. She is also survived by grandchildren: Miguel Castillo, Paul Castillo, Estevan Castillo, Jenina Castillo, Raymond David Meyers, Ralph Courtney Meyers, Robert Emerson Meyers; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2000 at 10:00 AM at First Presbyterian Church with burial to follow at Sierra Vista Cemetery. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home
Martinez, Rowena Matteson Meyers
Former `First Lady of the West' dies in Taos, March 11, 2000, The Santa Fe New Mexican, Page: B-2, TAOS -- Funeral services are scheduled today for Rowena Matteson Meyers Martinez, who during various careers helped operate the town's oldest trading post, owned a restaurant and worked for the U.S. Forest Service. Martinez died March 5 at the age of 90. She was recognized by the Taos County Historical Society "for her longtime interest in the tri-cultural manners and customs of Taos Community; for acquiring and preserving costumes and accessories of the past and for her dedication to reviving the crafts and skills that produced them." In 1987, she was presented the "First Lady of the West" award by Michael Martin Murphey at the first West Fest, held in Colorado. In the last year of her life, she was honored as a Living Treasure by the town of Taos for her unselfish and dedicated service to the citizens of our community. Born in Erie, Penn. on July 31, 1909, she moved west with her family in 1923 to homestead in Sunshine Valley, just north of Taos. After completing high school, her first job was a secretarial position with a small Christmas-card company in Taos. She eventually became the first woman to own a car in Taos, a teal Ford Model A for which she paid $400, before leaving for San Francisco to attend Mills College. In June 1932, she married Ralph Meyers, who was a member of the Taos Art Colony and operated the first Indian trading post in Taos, The Mission Shop. Among their friends were Mabel Dodge Luhan and her husband Tony, along with Frieda and D.H. Lawrence, Frank Waters, Gisella Loeffler, Lady Brett, E. Irving Couse, Herbert "Buck" Dunton, Leon Gaspard and Nicolai Fechin. She modeled for Fechin, Dunton, Ward Lockwood and other artists. She was portrayed as "Angelina" in Frank Water's novel, The Man Who Killed the Deer. The couple opened a restaurant in an old adobe house. However, with the hardship imposed by the start of World War II and the rationing of food, the restaurant closed in its first year. Around this time, to make ends meet, she began a career with the U.S. Forest Service. After her husband died in 1948, she had a hard time running the shop, working for the Forest Service and managing as a single parent.In 1949, she married J. Paul Martinez, a forest ranger. She retired from the Forest Service in 1970 and reopened her shop, in which she also set up a small museum. She researched and wrote a study of Spanish land grants of Northern New Mexico for the Bureau of Land Management. And in 1974, she researched and wrote a history of the Taos Presbyterian Church for its 100th anniversary. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. today at Sierra Vista Cemetery.
Martinez, Rowena Matteson Meyers
Remembered For Love of Taos History, March 10, 2000, Albuquerque Journal, Page: 2, Rowena Matteson Meyers Martinez was a businesswoman, author, patron of the arts and Taos historian. A Taos resident for most of her life, Martinez died Monday at Holy Cross Hospital of complications from Alzheimer's disease, a grandson, Paul Castillo, said Thursday. She was 90. Services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Taos. "She was very sweet, witty and very intelligent," Castillo said. "She was very ahead of her time in a lot of ways." Her family moved from Pennsylvania, where she was born, to homestead in Sunshine Valley, north of Taos, in 1923. Martinez's first job was a secretarial position with a Taos Christmas card company. She was the first woman to own a car in the village, a Model "A" with a rumble seat. Martinez was daring enough to drive with her sister to San Francisco to attend college, Castillo said. In 1932, she left school to marry Ralph Meyers, a member of the Taos art colony and operator of a trading post called The Mission Shop. She learned to make jewelry and woven blankets. Their circle of literary friends included the famed Mabel Dodge Luhan and D.H. Lawrence, her grandson said. Martinez's love of Taos history and its people was well known.Castillo said it was not just a hobby, but more of a passion which consumed her time and energy. "People would refer to her as being a walking encyclopedia of Taos history," Castillo said. After her husband died in 1948, Martinez returned to clerical work for the U.S. Forest Service. She married J. Paul Martinez, a forest ranger, in 1949. In 1970, she left the service and reopened the shop she and Meyers had owned, changing its name to El Rincon. She taught and encouraged many young silversmiths, Castillo said. Martinez wrote a study of Spanish land grants of northern New Mexico for the Bureau of Land Management. She also wrote a history of the Presbyterian Church of Taos for its 100th anniversary. Martinez also was known for putting on historical fashion shows in Taos and Santa Fe, outfitting men, women and children in the clothing of their ancestors. Her second husband died in 1978, the same year that the Taos County Historical Society recognized her for her years of work in preserving history. She received the "First Lady of the West" award in 1987. And in1999, Taos honored Martinez as a "Living Treasure." Other survivors include a daughter, Nina Meyers, and a son, Ouray Meyers, both of Taos.
Martinez, Sam V.
Sam V. Martinez, 89, of Taos passed away on January 4, 2006. He is preceded in death by his wife, Susana C. Martinez. He is survived by his children, Carla M. Trujillo (Tom) and Sammy Martinez Jr. (Maria), grandchildren, Tommy Trujillo Jr., Phillip Trujillo (Tracy), Matthew Trujillo, Sammy Martinez III (Renee) and Abenicio Martinez (Delia). He is also survived by 4 great grandchildren, Phillip Jr. and Andrea Trujillo, Zeke and Celso Martinez. Rosary was recited on Friday, January 06, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Funeral mass was held on Saturday, January 07, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Interment was held at Sierra Vista Cemetery.
Severo Martinez, 90, was welcomed into the arms of our dear Lord Jesus on, Sunday July 16, 2006 surrounded by his loving family and friends. Severo was preceded in death by his wife Rosemary, and is survived by his daughters Leonor (Norie) Martinez, Kate Martinez and companion Jose Marquez, Rebecca Martinez, and son Severo Vincent Martinez and wife, Amy. He had five grandchildren that he adored, David St. James, Severo William, Megan, Ashley and Natalie Martinez. He is also survived by his brother Conrad Rivera and wife Eva, sister Cordy Conley, his companion and friend Dolores Sullivan, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother Rosenda Gallegos, brothers Manuel and Pat Martinez, Antonio A Rivera II and Mario Rivera. He was born May 7, 1916 in Chama, New Mexico. Growing up in Chama, Taos, and El Rito he gained a great love and appreciation for the great outdoors and the beauty of Northern New Mexico. He loved to fish in the small streams of the North and hunt dear, elk, and grouse. Severo was a proud veteran of World War II where he served with the 58th Quartermaster Battalion in Europe and in the South Pacific. He was recalled to federal service as a member of the New Mexico National Guard during the Korean Conflict. As a forward observer he was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. After release from federal service Severo remained in the New Mexico National Guard until his retirement at the rank of Major. Severo was always very proud of the men he served within the National Guard and loved them dearly. Severo was employed with the Employment Security Commission (DOL) for 39 years. His faithful and dedicated service to that agency as Manager and District Supervisor assisted many New Mexico Veterans and citizens to obtain employment and helped start many careers. Severo is a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, a life member and charter member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Patrick Hurley Chapter. A life member of the American Legion, and the Santa Fe Elks Club #460. Rosary was recited on July 18, 2006 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church on Osage Av. in Santa Fe. Funeral mass was held July 19, 2006 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Internmentl was held at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Open Hands in memory of Severo Martinez.
Martinez, Thomas R. Jr.
Thomas R. Martinez, Jr., 70, passed away at a local hospital on March 5, 2001. He was born on November 25, 1930 in Leadville, CO, the son of Thomas R. and Josephine (Trujillo) Martinez, Sr. He was an officer with the Immigration and Naturalization Department in Albuquerque for 25 years and a member of the Catholic Church. Thomas is survived by daughters, Karen and Debye Martinez, both of Albuquerque; sisters, Chris Guy and her husband, Larry; and Pearl Sako, all of Albuquerque; brother, Frank Martinez and his wife, Sylvia, of Wenatchee, WA; sister-in-law, Catherine Martinez, of Albuquerque; and sister-in-law, Bernice DesGeorges, of Taos, NM; granddaughter, Kristi LaJeunesse, of San Diego, CA and former wife, Alice DesGeorges, of Taos, NM. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2001 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Fitzgerald Chapel, Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle NE. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, 2001 in Fitzgerald Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, March 9th at Immaculate Conception Church, 619 Copper NW. Pallbearers are Larry Guy, Richard Norris, Josh Stockham, Mathew Stockham, Joey Olonia, and Tom Holder. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors are in charge of his arrangements. ABQJournal March 08, 2001
Tom Martinez, 75, of Taos passed away on May 07, 2006. He was a longtime Taos Educator and coach at Taos Municipal Schools. He is preceded in death by his parents, Zacarias & Beatrice Martinez, brothers, Vidal & Gilbert Martinez and granddaughter, Angelica Martinez. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Eva Martinez, children, Yolanda "Yogi" Romero (Richard), Liz Martinez, David Martinez (Deborah), Tomas Martinez and Yvette Ruiz (Federico). He is also survived by nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren, brothers and sisters, Juan Martinez (Mary), Flora Gonzales (Frank), Martha Martinez, Bernice Hayes and Marcella Rivera. Funeral mass was held on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.
Martinez, Vicente F.
Vicente F. Martinez age 77 of Ranchos de Taos, NM. died Saturday 4 Dec 1909 at 11:00 PM. He had served in the American military in 1855 and rejoined the military in during the 1860 Civil Wasr. He is survived by his wife Pablita G. de Martinez; Sons J. D. Martinez and Francisco Martinez. Buried at the Ranchos de Taos Cemetery. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Mascarenas, Juan B.
Juan B. Mascarenas age 3 years, 4 months and 8 days of Santa Barbara, NM. Adopted son of Blas Sanchez and Juanita F. Sanchez. Son of Candelario Mascarenas and Guadalupe S. de Mascarenas. Was playing with other children near a fire place and was burned to death 2 Jan 1909. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Mascarenas, Mary Gloria
Mary Gloria Mascarenas, 61, passed away on June 13, 2006. She is survived by her children, Darnell, Gary, Susan and Raymond Mascarenas, mother, Teodora, sister and brothers, Eloy, Julie and Archie and many other relatives. Rosary will be recited on Sunday, June 18, 2006 at 7 PM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Cerro. Funeral mass will be held on Monday, June 19, 2006 at 10 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Cerro with interment to follow at Cerro Cemetery.
Massey, Robert Scott
Robert Scott Massey, 58, was born on Wednesday, March 6, 1946 in Detroit, MI. He died on Thursday, July 15, 2004 near his home in Cochiti Canyon. Scott grew up in Albuquerque and attended the Albuquerque Academy before serving in the army. He attended Oberlin College in Ohio, and St. John's University in Santa Fe. Scott was a free spirit, who was pulled by his passion for sailing, and his love of Cochiti Canyon. He used the strength and grace of his hands to create amazing beauty in whatever he undertook. As a jeweler, he created unique styles of turquoise mosaic, wood and stone inlays. As a master carpenter, he worked for Taos furniture from 1977 to 1983 and developed a number of designs for that company, as well as for his own customers. He hand built wooden boats and dreamed of sailing down the Atlantic coast. As a building contractor, he built or renovated dozens of homes, using the same gift for design, woodworking skill and meticulous care that characterized all he did. He showered his family with affection and kindness, and was loved for his life-long pursuit of knowledge, his incredible work ethic, and his youthful spirit. We will miss his amazing smile, the depth of his eyes and his infectious laugh. He is survived by his wife of eighteen years, Melinda Massey, of Cochiti Canyon, NM; his parents, Dr. Robert and Mrs. June Massey, of Avon, CT; his sister, Janet Massey of Avon, CT; his son, Dr. Jonathan Massey Taylormoore, and his wife, Melissa of Falls Church, VA; his daughter, Rachel Idris Massey, and her husband, Will of Santa Fe, NM; his son, Cadet James Joshua Hall, of West Point, NY; and his niece, Melissa Massey Morgan, and her husband, Peter of Middletown, CT. Services will be held at St. John's Episcopal Cathedral on Thursday, July 22, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400 ABQ Journal Wed July 21, 2004
Masters, Donald D.
Donald D. Masters, 71 was born on June 22, 1935, to Trula Lindley Masters and Chester Masters in Greenfield, Missouri. He passed away November 13, 2006. After graduating from High School, He started his career operating heavy equipment. Donald was drafted into the US Army in 1958. He did his basic training in Fort Carson, Colorado. He was then recruited into the Honor Guard where he served the rest of his service duty walking the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, at Arlington, Virginia. When he got out of the service, he continued to perfect his skills operating heavy equipment, working out of the Operating Engineers Local # 9 all over Colorado. Don and Jeannie Sanchez were married in March of 1973., The energy boom in Wyoming in 1976 inspired him to move there. He and Jeannie then invited newlyweds Andamo and Linda along with baby little Andamo to come and join them there. They also invited Lewis and Sedonia along with little Lewis to come and join them in Casper, Wyoming. In the mid 80's they left Wyoming to go back to Colorado to work. Jeannie came home to New Mexico and Don continued to pursue his craft in California, and Colorado. He retired in 2000, and came home to the CerroQuesta Area, to live permanently, a place, which he dearly loved. He was very fond of saying "This place was just as beautiful as Colorado, but more affordable". When his sister-in-law Yolanda and her family moved to Cerro, he became very involved in the lives of her boys which he came to love and claim as his own. Juaquin, Richard and Miguel were the pride of his life. Don came to be loved, and respected for his gregarious attitudes, the love of his extended family and community, his loyalty to the Denver Broncos. He used to tell Jeannie that he sure enjoyed riding on her coat tails, never fully realizing how many lives he touched on his own. Don is survived by his wife Jeannie, His boys Juaquin Martinez, Richard and Miguel Sanchez, His sister Kay McCrea (Bob), brother-in-law Jerry Sanchez, sisterinlaw Yolanda Acosta (Ross), Nieces, Sedonia Herrera, (Lewis), Bowina Burback, (Pete), Moriah Sanchez, and Pamela McCrea, Nephews, Andamo Sanchez (Linda), Marcos Mascarenas (Angelique) and Patrick Mc- Crea, and their families, His Holy Cross Hospital Family, and his large extended family otherwise called community. Viewing was held from 1:005:30 PM on Wednesday November 15, 2006 at Weylen's Funeral Home Chapel in Questa, NM. A Rosary was held at 7:00 PM on Wednesday November 15, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church In Cerro, NM. The Funeral Mass was held at 10:00 AM on Thursday November 16, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Cerro, NM With Burial to follow at the Cerro Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Weylen's Funeral Home in Questa NM. www.weylens-funeral-home.com
Maxwell, Francisca Trujillo
Francisca Trujillo Maxwell age 72 died thursday 5 April 1905 at 9:00 PM. Survived by a sister and 3 nephews, only 1 named Felix Sandoval and his wife Cleofas Sandoval. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Maxwell, Joyce Majel
Joyce Majel Maxwell, 77, of Taos passed away on July 09, 2006. She is survived by her children, Robert E. Tye of Chamita, Harry Franklin Tidwell of Oklahoma City, OK, Julia, Sylvia, Marcella and Cynthia, brother, Deni Jones (Betty) of Kansas City, KS and sister, Jeanine Corbley of Kansas City, KS. Funeral service was held on , July 13, 2006 at Rivera Chapel.
Charles Mayer, 81, of Arroyo Seco, NM Passed away 18 Nov 1994 at his residence. Former director of the Ski School at Red River, NM. Survived by his wife Nicole; Children Jean Mayer, Bernard Mayer and Christine Morel; Brother and sister from France.(Names not listed). Private graveyard service. The Taos News. 23 Nov 1994 A-12. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Mayo, Donald L.
Donald L. Mayo, 54, Tres Piedras, NM, passed away January 15, 2006. Don was a cowboy, first and foremost. He worked for ranches, feedlots and individuals all of his life in southern Colorado and New Mexico. He was an avid hunter and a licensed guide in New Mexico. He loved animals, the outdoors and most of all his family and friends. He is survived by his mother, Mary Mayo of Tres Piedras, brother, Mike Mayo (Elaine), Farmington, NM, sisters, Kathy Haston (Larry), Hobbs, NM and Becky Mayo, Del Norte, CO, nephews Eddie Mayo, Michael Mayo (Julie) and Shane Haston, a niece Kimberly Haston, great-nephew Riley Mayo and great-niece Ashley Mayo, Aunt Kate Schofield and cousins Ricky, Robert and Randy Schofield, Tres Piedras, Uncle Jack Gilson, CA, Aunt Grace Mayo, CO and numerous others. Don was preceded in death by his father Pete Mayo, grandparents, four uncles and an aunt. A memorial service will be held later in the spring in Tres Piedras, with the date, time and place to be announced at a later date. Good Ride, cowboy! Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home.
Thursday, November 4, 2010 9:12 AM MDT Cattle industry leader Richard McDonald, 66, of Angel Fire died Friday (Oct. 29) in Amarillo.Memorial services were Monday (Nov. 1) at First Presbyterian Church in Amarillo with Dr. Jim Bankhead and Dr. Murray Gossett officiating.McDonald, retired President and CEO of Texas Cattle Feeders Association, died following an inspiring year-long battle with cancer.Richard Peterson McDonald's life of service to agriculture began with his birth on February 21, 1944, in Clifton, Texas to Roy and Werner McDonald. He grew up in San Benito, honing his leadership abilities in FFA and 4-H activities, including serving as Chairman of the State 4-H Council. Following graduation from San Benito High School, Richard attended Texas A & M University, graduating with a BS in animal science in 1966. He then graduated from Louisiana State University with a MS in 1969 and PhD in 1972 in animal breeding, nutrition and statistics. His first job was with Texas Agricultural Extension Service as an Area Livestock Specialist in the Dallas area.Dr. McDonald joined Texas Cattle Feeders Association as Executive Assistant in 1974 and retired as President and CEO in 2006, leaving giant footprints on the growth of the Association over more than 30 years. His strengths in research and regulatory areas coincided with the organization's growth. His integrity and credibility in legislative affairs led to major political victories for TCFA and national organizations.Upon retirement from TCFA, he continued service to cattle organizations across the United States and was a consultant with McCormick Company in Amarillo until his death.At the time of his death, Dr. McDonald was serving on the West Texas A & M University Foundation Board and was appointed the Canadian River Compact Commissioner by Gov. Rick Perry in 2009.Recognitions over the years have included the Distinguished Service to Texas Agriculture Award from Professional Ag Workers of Texas in 1985; Man of the Year in Texas Agriculture from the Texas County Agricultural Agents Association in 1996; Blue and Gold Award from Texas FFA in 1997; Outstanding Alumnus, Texas A & M University in 1999; Gerald W. Thomas Outstanding Agriculturist Award from Texas Tech University in 2002; first recipient Industry Leadership Award, Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame, 2010.Richard McDonald and Sharon Tolzien were married on October 5, 1979 in Amarillo. Richard was an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Amarillo.He was preceded in death by his parents and his son Kelly McDonald in 2008.He is survived by his wife Sharon; two sons, Lanny McDonald and his wife Deanna of Amarillo and Lyle McDonald and his wife Myra of Round Rock; one daughter, Lori Price and her husband Danny of Tyler; a daughter-in-law, Kerri McDonald of Amarillo; 12 grandchildren; two brothers, Roy McDonald and wife Rhea of Georgetown and Robert McDonald and wife Darleen of San Benito; sister-in-law, Sandra Woodward and husband Tom of Amarillo; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.The Richard McDonald Leadership Institute has been established in honor of his legacy. The program offers leadership development and training for young people involved with cattle organizations throughout the United States. Contributions in support of this effort may be sent to: The Richard McDonald Leadership Institute, c/o The Amarillo Area Foundation, 801 S. Fillmore, Suite 700, Amarillo, Texas 79101. Contributions may also be made to Shuter Library of Angel Fire, P.O. Box 298, Angel Fire, New Mexico 87710 or Olivia's Angels, c/o BSA Hospice, P.O. Box 950, Amarillo, Texas 79105-9975.
McDowell, Bettye Lochridge
Bettye Lochridge McDowell, 80, a resident of Albuquerque, died March 26, 2001. She is survived by her daughters, Kay Morrell and husband, Chris of Catania, Sicily, Sue McDowell and husband, Robert Crollett of Taos, New Mexico; and grandchildren, Tyler, Whitney and Marissa. She was the founder/owner of Humpty Dumpty School then retired from Albuquerque Public Schools as an elementary teacher. Before and during her retirement, she spent happy hours traveling, fishing and enjoyed her cabin in Red River. Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, April 2, 2001 at Sandia Presbyterian Church, 10704 Paseo del Norte, N.E. with Reverend Dewey Johnson, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 710 West 168th Street, New York, New York 10032. French Mortuary, Wyoming Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd N.E. ABQ Journal March 30, 2001
McElroy, Luisa Leonor H.
Luisa Leonor "Lena" H. McElroy, born March 28, 1916, was a life-long resident of Las Vegas, NM. Lena was the youngest of nine children and the last remaining member of her family. She passed away peacefully on November 2, 2007 in Albuquerque, NM at the Sunrise Retirement Home. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Thomas, on April 29, 2007. Lena is survived by her four children, Daniel McElroy and wife, Martha of Taos, NM, Stephen McElroy and wife, Karen, of Las Vegas, NM, Therese Dickey and husband, Charles of Albuquerque, NM and John McElroy and wife, Denise of Las Vegas, NM; grandchildren, Michelle, Patricia, Cheryl, Erika, Thomas, Ethan, Caitlin, Ashley, and Casey; great-grandchildren, Danielle, Jon Michael, Estevan, and Sayre as well as many nieces and nephews. Lena was a devout Roman Catholic and member of the Immaculate Conception Church, Catholic Daughters of America, Sacred Heart League and Alter Society. Lena was a beautician for 55 years and owned and operated her own beauty shop for 45 years. Lena's favorite hobby was knitting, but she also enjoyed needlepoint and hook rugs. She made wonderful homemade jelly and was an exceptional pie maker. At any given time, there were 2 or 3 different pies prepared for her family. Lena loved tending to her rose bushes and would always have fresh cut roses in her home. She loved cookouts, family gatherings and all the holidays. She especially loved Christmas, when the family was together in her home. Having a houseful of family was her greatest joy, it sustained her and made her happy her entire life. Lena devoted her life to taking care of her family, and the life time memories she gave us will be shared and recounted with affection and laughter. Her children and grandchildren have been so fortunate to have had their parents and grandparents for so many years and their passing away is the last of a generation. We are deeply saddened at the lost of our parents and grandparents this year, and we feel a great void in all our lives. Our memories are everlasting, and their devotion and guidance will be with us forever. We are forever grateful to Maria Rios for the four years she devoted and cared for our parents in Las Vegas. Her kindness, patience and loyalty allowed us to keep them in their own home until this year. Thank you to Sunrise Retirement Home for their compassion, guidance and medical care during the last months our parent's lives. The pallbearers will be Casey McElroy, Ethan Proffer, Jon Michael Griego, Estevan Lopez, Albert Lopez, and Charles Dickey; Honorary Pallbearers, Thomas H. McElroy, Gene McElroy, Gene Falvey, Frank Berged, and William Ludi. Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be on Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church, Las Vegas, NM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 7, 2007 at the Immaculate Conception Church with interment at Mt. Calvary Cemetery following the Mass. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Immaculate Conception Church building fund. Arrangements are under the direction of the Rogers Mortuary, Las Vegas, NM, ABQ Journal November 06, 2007
Agnes “Pete” McFarland, 91, of Lancaster, OH passed away Friday evening December 29, 2006 at the Rockmill Rehabilitation Centre, Lancaster, OH. She was born on September 21, 1915 in Canal Winchester, OH to the late William H. & Bertha A. (Cooper) Morehart. Pete graduated from Carroll High School in 1933. She retired from Anchor Hocking Glass Corp, Lancaster. She was a member of the Cedar Hill Calvary United Church, Amanda, OH. Agnes is survived by her sons: Robert (Florence) McFarland IV of Ashville, OH, Ted (Paula) McFarland of Lancaster, OH, Wyatt (Barbara) McFarland of Lancaster, OH; grandsons: Robert R. McFarland V and Harold E. (Jill) McFarland both of Ashville. She was preceded in death by her husband Russell “Russ” McFarland III and her parents, 3 brothers & 3 sisters. There will be no funeral services or visitation. Cremation has taken place. Interment will be in Sierra Vista Cemetery, Taos, New Mexico. Memorial Contributions may be made to Cedar Hill Calvary United Church, Amanda, OH c/o Gwendolyn Hoplite 5075 Leist Rd. Amanda, OH 43102. Arrangements are being handled by the Sheridan Funeral Home Lancaster, OH.
McGill, Donald David
Donald David McGill, 84, born September 2, 1923 in Camp Crook, SD, passed away November 11, 2007 in Albuquerque, NM. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Donna; and four children, Bruce and wife, Ginny; Barbara and husband, William Langford; Craig; and Curt and wife, Cindy; three grandchildren, Adrienne, Steve, and Meghan; and a sister, Margaret Jobe. He was a Forest Service "Brat", and also, worked for the Forest Service for 20 years in Taos, NM and Albuquerque. After retirement he traveled extensively with his wife to all 50 states, all of Canada, Great Britain, New Zealand, and parts of Mexico. In accordance with his wishes there will be no services. Memorial contributions can be made to the Ballut Abyad Shrine Transportation Fund (this fund is for the transportation needs of the children that the Shriners help, and is tax deductible), 6600 Zuni SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 2400 Southern Blvd. SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124 505-891-9192 ABQ Journal Sun November 18, 2007
Francella McGinnis, 74 of Taos passed away on November 07, 2007. She is preceded in death by her parents, Selso & Cordelia Martínez, sister, Isabel McGuire, brothers, Alex, Selso and Eloy Martínez. She is survived by her sisters and brothers, Amalia Valerio, Eloy Martínez (Rose) all of Ranchos de Taos, Connie Anaya of Taos, Frances "Pancha" Reynolds (Leonard) of Richfield, Utah, Dolly Peralta (Fred) of Taos, Gloria Martínez (Ted) of Taos, Johnny Martínez (Juanita) of Ranchos de Taos, many nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral mass was held on November 09, 2007 at San Francisco de Asís Catholic Church. Interment was held at Hartt Cemetery. Arrangements by Rivera- Hanlon Funeral Home. www.riverafuneralhome.com
Juana McGrath age 31 of Ranchos de Taos, NM. died Saturday night in an automobile accident that occurred 8 miles south of Espanola, NM on U.S.highway 64. The car in which the family was riding struck a truck which turned in front of them unexpectedly at the junction of 64 and NM 4. State police indicated. Mr. McGrath and 6 children were injuried in the accident which killed Mrs. McGrath. Funeral arrangements were made by Blocks Mortuary in Santa Fe, NM. Taos News Nov 28,1968 1. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Sister Ignatius taught at local school, April 21, 2000, The Santa Fe New Mexican, Page: B-2, Sister Ignatius McIntyre, a Sister of Loretto for 75 years and a former teacher at St. Francis Cathedral School in Santa Fe, died in El Paso April 17 at the age of 95. Sister Ignatius' funeral was held Wednesday in El Paso at Nazareth Hall, the Sisters of Loretto's nursing home, and she was buried in Mount Carmel Cemetery, also in El Paso. Sister Ignatius was born in San Antonio, not far from Socorro, one of six sisters. Three of the siblings became Sisters of Loretto. The other two nuns, Sister Angeline McIntyre and Sister Rose Anthony McIntyre, live in El Paso. Sister Ignatius also is survived by another sister, Frances McIntyre Carter, who lives in El Paso. The McIntyre family lived across the street from the Hilton family, one of whom, Conrad, went on to found the Hilton Hotel chain. "My mother had gone to school at Loretto Academy in Santa Fe, where she knew Conrad Hilton's mother," Sister Rose Anthony said. After attending Loretto Academy in El Paso, Sister Ignatius joined the Sisters of Loretto and spent 1 years at the order's mother house near Bardstown, Ky. She later earned a degree in Spanish at Loretto Heights College in Denver. Sister Ignatius taught at St. Francis Cathedral School from 1929 to 1941 and at St. Joseph's School in Taos from 1948 to 1953. She also taught at Immaculate Conception School in Las Vegas and was at a school in Pueblo, Colo. "She always taught elementary school, and she was precious with them," Sister Rose Anthony said. Before retiring to El Paso some years ago, Sister Ignatius lived in Kansas City and tutored children there, Sister Rose Anthony said. In lieu of flowers, the McIntyre family is requesting that donations be sent to the Loretto Academy's scholarship fund in El Paso. The address is 1300 Hardaway St., El Paso, Texas 79903.
McKenzie, Mary Madge Shepard
Mary Madge Shepard McKenzie, 93, passed away Sunday, February 28, 1999 at the Plaza de Retiro, Taos. She was born to Mary Lee Blakey Shepard and Jasper Henry Shepard, March 23, 1906 in Haskell, Texas, and attended schools in El Paso, Texas, Little Rock, Arkansas, and Roswell, NM. She graduated from UNM in 1927 as an English major and a Phi Beta Kappa. Skilled in secretarial skills, she spent two years in Washington, DC as secretary and general assistant to New Mexico Congressman, Albert Gallatin Simms. She was married to Donald Alexander McKenzie in a civil ceremony on Christmas eve 1929 in Las Cruces, NM; the following day, her father, a weekly newspaper owner and publisher, and an itinerant preacher, performed religious rites in El Paso, Texas. In 1930-31, the newly-weds traveled in Europe, primarily in Germany and France. Their daughter, Jennifer, was born in Nice, France in 1931. They returned to the US in 1933 and were living in Tucson when their son, Cameron, was born. At this time, Madge worked at the University of Arizona and later at Stanford, where her husband received his Ph.D. The family spent a year in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1945 at Coe College, where Don taught and Madge worked as a secretary; in 1947 they returned to New Mexico and UNM. At the University Madge worked for Francis Scholes, academic vice president, and Don, who was fluent in more than six languages, including French, Italian and Russian, taught German. In the 1950's and 60's they traveled extensively in Europe, visiting Italy, Greece, Spain, Portugal, France, Austria, Germany, Scandinavia, and their favorite place, the Scottish Hebrides Islands. They moved to the Plaza de Retiro in Taos in 1982. Her husband predeceased her, dying December 1991. Also preceding her in death was a brother, Robert Shepard; and a 21 year old grandson, Timothy Drake; her only son, Cameron died in 1996. During the McKenzies' residence at the Plaza de Retiro, they started a collection and donated books for a community library, which their son, Cameron memorialized with a bronze plaque,"McKenzie Library." The management of the Retiro has provided an apartment for its use, and present residents, Margaret and Curt Anderson, take care of it, accepting donations, checking books in and out and keeping order generally. Survivors include daughter, Jennifer Drake; daughter-in-law, Carman Anna McKenzie; granddaughter, Cammie McKenzie; grandsons, Kent McKenzie and Cameron McKenzie II; also grandchildren, Randy, Carman and Alia Drake; and a sister-in-law, Kathleen Shepard; and 12 great-grandchildren. Her wish was that the body be donated to the Medical School, University of New Mexico. Private memorial services. ABQ Journal Fri March 12, 1999
McKinney, Volney O.
Volney O. McKinney age not listed. Former Taos, NM resident. died Aug 22,1968. He is survived by his wife Edith Niles; Sons Kenneth N., Volney O. Jr., Glenn W and Fred L. McKinney. Taos News Sept 12,1968 5. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Medary, Elizabeth Gatlin
Elizabeth Gatlin Medary (Liz) of Taos and Ft. Worth TX, passed away on September 26, 2006. Liz was born on February 28, 1929 to John and Elizabeth Gatlin in Oklahoma City. She grew up in Albuquerque and graduated from Albuquerque High School in 1946 and the University of New Mexico in 1952 with a B.S. in Geology. She enjoyed life and was a constant explorer and learner. She earned her degree from the University of New Mexico in Geology while raising her oldest daughter, Susie. She continued to raise her children and spent countless hours teaching them, and later her grandchildren, about nature and the outdoors through activities such as fossil hunting, fishing, hunting, bird watching and reading. An adventurer at heart, Liz not only rode motorcycles, but obtained her private pilot's license and could be seen flying high above in her aerobatics plane. After her children had gone to college, Liz continued her passion to teach by joining the faculty at Fort Worth Country Day School where she taught sixth grade earth science. She was always the first to volunteer for field trips to Big Bend National Park and the Texas Gulf Coast. Liz was a dear friend to many and will be missed for her open mind, open heart, generosity and deep held belief that all people are good. She is survived by her children, Dorothy Sue Cooke, Thomas Alan Medary, Sarah Jane Medary, grandchildren, Alex Boyd Cooke, Alyssa Beth Cooke, John Gatlin Medary, Katherine Chandler Medary, Timothy David Longoria and James David Longoria. A memorial service was held on Saturday, September 30, 2006 at the Rivera Chapel at 2 PM with interment to follow at Las Cruces Cemetery. Arrangements by Rivera- Hanlon Funeral Home. www.riverafuneralhome.com
Medina, Abel F.
September 12, 2005 Abel F. Medina, 75, of Talpa passed away on October 29, 2005. He worked as a logger at the sawmill in Pot Creek, maintenance with Harper Ford Motor Co. and with the Forest Service. He is preceded in death by his sisters and brother, Sobeida Romero, Mary Medina, Basilia Medina and Raymundo Medina. He is survived by his children, Flavio Nick Medina of Taos, Thomas R. Medina (Bernadette) of Raton, Paul G. Medina (Antonia) of Talpa, Anabelle Silox (Thomas) and Don Medina all of Albuquerque, 14 grandchildren and 8 grandchildren. Rosary was recited on Tuesday, November 01, 2005 at San Juan de Los Lagos Talpa Capilla. Funeral mass was held on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 at San Juan de Los Lagos. Interment was held at Talpa Cemetery.
April 20, 2006 Adelina Medina, 92, of Ranchos de Taos passed away on April 20, 2006. She is preceded in death by her husband, Juan Manuel Medina, son, Dionicio Gallegos, daughters, Elsie Shields, Mercy and Orlinda Medina and grandson, Miguel Lopez. She is survived by her children, Jose A. Gallegos (Loyola) of Penasco, Helen Medina (Cornelio) of Leadville, CO, Zenovio Medina (Maria) of Ranchos de Taos, Joe C. "Jackie" Medina (Helen) of Roswell, Maria Lopez of Taos, Howard Medina of Ranchos de Taos, Juan Manuel Medina Jr. (Darlene) of Gypsum, CO. and Abraham Medina (Nancy) of Dixon. She is also survived by 32 grandchildren, many great grandchildren and many other relatives. Rosary was recited April 20, 2006 at San Francisco de Asis in Ranchos de Taos. Mass was held on April 22, 2006 at San Francisco de Asis. Interment to followed at Santa Barbara Cemetery in Penasco. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home.
Medina, Clarence B.
Clarence B Medina, 75 of San Luis died at Evergreen Nursing Home in Alamosa under hospice care on October 15, 2006. He was born to Sam and Rose Medina on March 8, 1931 in San Luis. His hobbies included bingo, walking in the mountains, gambling, and especially smoking. He is preceded in death by his parents, two sons Clarence & Joseph, one daughter Kathy, one grandchild Lucas, two great grandchildren Jeremy & Zoey. He is survived by three sons; Danny (Gail) Sanchez of San Luis, Leroy (Lorraine) Medina of San Luis, Victor Medina of Denver, three daughters; Betty (Maggie) Medina of San Luis, Cindy (Genaro) Medina, Rose Medina, Cathy Medina all of Denver, one brother Sam (Theresa) Medina of San Luis.17 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Viewing and Visitation will be held from 1-5 PM on October 17, 2006 at Weylen's Funeral Home Chapel. A Rosary will be held at 7:00 PM October 17, 2006 at Sangre De Cristo Parish in San Luis. The Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 AM on Wednesday October 18, 2006 at Sangre De Cristo Parish in San Luis with burial to follow at San Luis Cemetery. Arrangements were made with Weylen's Funeral Home of San Pablo.
Medina, Dora G.
Dora G. Medina, 92, of Talpa passed away on June 12, 2006. She is preceded in death by her husband, Esias Medina, sisters, Teresita Garcia, Andelesia Gallegos, Perfecta Apodaca and brother, David Gutierrez. She is survived by her children, Bernie Garcia (Rose) of Talpa, Eliu Medina (Gloria) of Colorado, Eloy Medina of Albuquerque, Gloria Lavadie (Toby) of Taos, Frances Medina (Charlie) of Llano Quemado and Becky Espinoza of Taos . She is also survived by 18 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren and brother, Augustine Cordova (Kathy) of Pueblo, CO, many other relatives and friends. Rosary was recited on Tuesday, June 13, 2006. Funeral mass was held on Wednesday, June 14, 2006. Both services were held at Talpa Capilla. Interment was held at Talpa Cemetery.
Doriteo Medina of Arroyo Seco, NM was killed by lighting Tuesday 21 June 1917 at his place of employement in Douglas, Wyo. Son of Jose Medina. Survived by parents, wife and 4 young children. 1 brother and 1 sister. Names not listed. Buried in Douglas, Wyo. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Medina, Eugene E.
Mr. Eugene E. Medina Jr. died Sunday, February 9, 2003 in Albuquerque at the age of 81. Mr. Medina is survived by his children, Anthony E. (Tony) Medina and wife, Susan of Rio Rancho, NM, Chris R. Medina, Beatrice Medina-O'Daniel and husband, Larry, Charles (Rocky) Medina, Bonnie Szczawinski and husband, Gerry, and Michael E. Medina and wife, Lorraine, all of Albuquerque; sister, Mary Gurule and husband, Eloy of Taos, NM; brother-in-law, Chris Martinez and wife, Isabel of Albuquerque; sister-in-law, Mary Medina of Taos, NM; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral Services for Mr. Medina will be held on Thursday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 12:00 noon. Pallbearers will be Richard Torres, Matthew Medina, Anthony (A.E.) Medina, Branden Medina, Justen Medina, and Raymond Torres. Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Ortega and Fred Lovato. A Rosary for Mr. Medina will be recited on Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. at Salazar & Sons Mortuary. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. in the mortuary chapel. A Rosary will also be recited on Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the Holy Rosary Church. Arrangements by Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW. ABQ Journal February 11, 2003
Medina, Gilbert Ramon
September 12, 2005 Gilbert Ramon Medina of Lower Ranchitos passed away in his sleep on September 12, 2005. He was born on July 22, 1933 in Penasco, New Mexico. He is survived by his mother, Isabel Medina, his children, Margaret Thielemann, Raymond Medina, Jacqueline Medina, Paul Medina and his former wife Carmen Medina. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, J.D. Medina, Andres Medina, Johny Medina, Irene Medina, Michael Medina, Robert Medina and numerous grandchildren, nephews and nieces. May he rest in peace. A Rosary was recited on September 15, 2005 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Funeral mass was held on September 16, 2005 at our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.
Medina, Jose Eugenio
Jose Eugenio Medina age 67, Resident of Taos, died Jan 27,1968 at Holy Cross Hospital, Taos, NM. Survivors include his wife Casandra Medina; Sons Joe and Eugene Medina and Benjamin Lowe. Daughter Mary Gurule ; Brother Juanito Medina. Taos News Feb 1,1968 A 2. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Medina, Juan Del Carmen
Juan Del Carmen Medina age 79, Resident of Talpa, NM. died at home August 2,1968. He was a veteran of world war I. He is survived by his wife Manuelita Medina; Daughters Mrs. Cordilia Torres, Mrs. Eleuterio M. Coca, Mrs. Ursulita M. Chavez and Mrs. Beatice Gonzales; Adopted daughter Mrs. Juan Fernandez; Son Juan B. Medina. Taos News Aug 22, 1968 A 2. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Margarita Medina age 16 years and 7 months of Penasco, NM. died at home 23 August 1909 at 9:00 PM. Survived by her mother Josefa R. Medina 5 sisters and 3 brothers. Names not listed. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Medina, Maria Florida
Maria Florida Medina, 83, of Talpa died Thursday. She is survived by her children, Shirley Ann House Vigil and husband Daniel of Albuquerque, Roberta "Bobbie" House Velasquez and husband Lt. Col. Enrico Velasquez of Ranchos de Taos and Ben House of Talpa; granddaughter she raised as her own, Melinda House Sanft; six grandchildren; and brothers, Raymundo and Abel Medina. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at the Talpa Capilla. Mass will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the same place with burial to follow at Talpa Cemetery. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. Journal North January 30, 2004.
Medina, Mateo James
Baby Mateo James Medina, the son of Christopher and Elizabeth Medina, was born and died on Thursday, March 5, 2009 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He lived two beautiful hours and in his short life, knew only love. Mateo is survived by his parents, Christopher and Elizabeth Medina of Corrales, NM; sister, Cassandra Medina and brother, Joseph Medina both of Corrales, NM; uncles Todd Riley and wife Cheryl of Peabody, MA, Steven Medina of Albuquerque, NM; aunts Crucita Medina of Las Cruces, NM, and Crestina Medina of Taos, NM; maternal grandparents, Alan and Judy Riley of Reading, MA; paternal grandparents, Cipriano and Teodora Medina of Taos, NM. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services, Sara Rd. at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the March of Dimes, New Mexico Chapter, 7007 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. Arrangements are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Road SE Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124 (505) 892-9920 ABQ Journal March 10, 2009
Medina, Monica Rae
Monica Rae Medina age 2 years. Child of Mr. & Mrs. Andy Medina of Leadville, Colo and Penasco,NM. died 25 January 1968 in Leadville, Colo. Taos News Feb 1,1968 A 3. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Medina, Placida Valdez de
Placida Valdez de Medina age 66 of La Loma Taos, NM died at 12:00 Midnight wednesday 7 March 1906 at her home of Fiebre Pnenomia (fever pneumonia). La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Medina, Randy Gary
December 5, 2005 Randy Gary Medina, 13, of Ranchos de Taos passed away unexpectedly on December 05, 2005. He is survived by his father, Gary Medina (Kondru), mother, Yevette Maul (Anthony), brothers and sister, Gary Medina Jr., Michael and Alyssa Maul, grandparents, Mary Ann and Stanley Saiz, Anthony Jeantette, Carmen Medina and Beatrice Medina. He is also survived by his great grandmother, Sally Trujillo, step grandmother, Corina Saiz, uncles and aunts, Jovan Jeantete (Isaac Martinez), Anthony Jeantete Jr. (Carla), Eric Jeantete (Erica), Denise Jeantete, Arnold Trujillo (Vanessa), Rick Medina (Renee), Manda Medina, Brandon Medina, Isaac Martinez, Gabriel Gomez (Sonya), Terry Torres (Manuel), Loretta Trujillo (Alfonso Vigil), Stacey Saiz (Frances) and many other relatives. Rosary was recited on Thursday, December 08, 2005 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Funeral mass was held on Friday, December 09, 2005 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Interment was held at Dolores Cemetery.
Roberto Medina, 90, of Canon in Taos, passed away on February 29, 2008. He was a World War II Veteran and Prisoner of War, he was also the founder and owner of Robert Medina and Sons Concrete and Sand, Inc. He was preceded in death by his children, Berlinda, Georgianna, Michael and Janice; granddaughter, Melissa Medina; sister, Manuelita Aragon; brother, Bonifacio Cruz Medina; and brother-in-law, Moises Aragon. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Juanita Medina; children, Cipriano Medina (Teodora), Louie Medina, Annabel Medina, Adelmo Medina (Beatrice), Herman Medina (Karen), Manuel Medina (Theresa), Elizardo Medina, Efren Medina (Sandra), Sarah Martinez, Francis Medina (Paula), and George Medina (Julie). He is also survived by his sister, Maria Estela Robbins; daughters-in-law, Patsy Medina, Sandra Montoya and Karen McCalister Medina; son-in-law, Mark Martinez; numerous grandchildren, great-grand-children, many nieces, nephews and other relatives. Rosary will be recited on Monday March 3, 2008 at 7:30PM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Funeral mass will be held on Tuesday March 4, 2008 at 10AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church with interment to follow at the Dolores Cemetery in Canon. Arrangements by Rivera Family Mortuaries ABQ Journal Mon March 03, 2008
Medina, Susan E.
June 2, 2006 Susan E. Medina passed away on June 02, 2006. She was owner of Susan's Grill. She is preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Frances Dewey, parents-in-law, Epimenio and Margarita Medina and brother, Richard Dewey. She is survived by her husband, John E. Medina, children, Wendy Harris (Ken) of Taos, Mark Harris (Patricia) of Rio Rancho, David Medina (Ana) of California, James Medina (Xochilt) of California, grandchildren, Ryann, Rachel, Kathryn and Brittney Harris, Desiree, Brandon, Erick and Anthony Medina, Raul, Blanca, Roman and Lili Martinez, many other relatives and friends.Evening service was held on Monday, June 05, 2006 at Rivera Chapel. Funeral service was held on Tuesday, June 06, 2006 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Interment was held at Miera Family Cemetery.
Metter, Barbara J.
Barbara J. Metter, a resident of Albuquerque since 1973, died Friday, August 27, 2004. She is survived by her son, Gerald and wife, Beth Metter of Taos, NM; daughter, Alana- Eden Lykins and husband, John of Sandia Park; significant other, David Newsom of Albuquerque; step-daughter, Ellen Metter of Denver, CO; step-son, Richard Metter of New York, NY; and grandchildren, Brianna and Holly Metter, Christian, Logan, and Kadin Lykins, Stephanie and Brandi Rhodes. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kieven Ray Metter. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500 ABQ Journal August 30, 2004
Meyer, Charlotte Herman
Charlotte Herman Meyer. Mrs. Ben F. Meyer passed away Friday morning, June 25th. She was preceded by her husband, Ben F. Meyer; daughter, Charlene Smith Shrum; brother, Carl Herman and sister, Anna McCollough. She is survived by her son, Thomas A. Meyer of New Orleans, Jane Zerby of Messilla and sister, Sister Carlanne; a sister of Lorreto residing at the mother house in Nerinx Kentucky; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Born July 27th, 1906 in Las Vegas, New Mexico, she is a member of one of northern New Mexico's oldest families, Charlotte was the daughter of Marie Antoinette and Charles Herman and granddaughter of Charles Blanchard and Marguerite Des Marais Blanchard. She was also the great-granddaughter of Michael Des Marais who came from the Province of Quebec to New Mexico in the 1820's and became one of the founders of the city of Las Vegas in 1835, and Dona Deluvina Vigil y Montes de Des Marais, whose home still stands on the plaza of West Las Vegas where as a matriarch of a large family of descendants, Dona Deluvina was almost a legendary figure in the annals of San Miguel County. On October 7, 1925 Charlotte married Mr. Ben F. Meyer of Estancia Valley, also from a pioneer family of New Mexico. Charlotte and Ben lived in Las Vegas, Taos and Santa Fe before settling in Albuquerque where they raised there three children. Charlotte a devout communicant of the Roman Catholic faith, lived with complaint or judgment, only acceptance. Funeral arrangements are pending. ABQ Journal Sun June 27, 1999
Meyers, Nina Christine
Nina Christine Meyers, born January 6, 1936 in Taos, died peacefully on July 6, 2007 in her home with her family at her side. Nina was preceded in death by her father, Ralph Meyers; her mother, Rowena Matteson Meyers Martinez; and her brother, Michael "Cinco" Martinez. She is survived by her brother, Ouray Meyers of Taos; her children, Miguel Castillo of Santa Fe, Paul Castillo, Stev Castillo and Jenina Castillo, all of Taos; grandchildren, Lara Via of Albuquerque, Jessica Greenfield, Michael Castillo, Amanda Castillo, Christopher Castillo and Jeremy Castillo of Taos, Alina Castillo, Gabriella Castillo and Cruz Castillo of Santa Fe, Gregory Freidholm of Denver; great-grandchildren, Jayden and Calvin Via of Albuquerque. A Memorial celebrating her life will be held on July 31, 2007, time and location to be announced. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. ABQJournal July 10, 2007
Walter Mickelson, "Bill," publisher, telecommunications company president, community supporter, and long-time New Mexico resident, died September 4, 2010 in Minneapolis, at age 84, after a series of strokes. Walter Koren Mickelson Jr. "Bill," the son of Doris (Boyer) and Walter K. Mickelson, was born November 28, 1925, in Stoughton, WI. Bill graduated from New Ulm High School in 1943 as salutatorian, and was awarded a Rector scholarship for full tuition to attend Methodist school DePauw University, in Greencastle, IN. He graduated in 1948 earning a bachelor's degree in philosophy, as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Bill returned to work at the New Ulm Journal, a paper published by his father, as a reporter, then circulation manager, regional editor, becoming publisher of the Fairmont Sentinel in 1956. That year he met Hazel Herrick, a school nurse in Anoka County, MN, and they were married in 1957. In 1959 Bill took a sabbatical to earn a master's of business of administration degree at Northwestern University, in Chicago, before returning to Fairmont. Bill became interested in the cable television industry in the 1960's, and built a cable system in Las Vegas, NM in 1967. Upon his father's death in 1967, he returned to New Ulm as president of Mickelson Media Inc. (MMI). MMI continued its expansion into cable, principally in New Mexico, acquiring franchises including Taos, Deming, and Los Alamos. In 1980 MMI sold its Minnesota community newspapers and operations and relocated to Santa Fe, NM to expand its cable operations in the state, and nationally. In 1989 MMI sold its cable operations to Century (now Comcast). Bill continued to work with several local companies, including Deming Waters (Deming, Las Cruces, El Paso) and Multimedia Development Corp (Albuquerque), a provider of cable services (Sierra Cable & TV West), until a stroke in 2001. Bill lived out the imperative to love's one neighbor with his imagination, organization and humor. He was active in church and civic groups. He was recognized by the Boy Scouts with the Silver Beaver award for distinguished service. He was active at St. John's and Zia (Santa Fe), and Asbury United Methodist churches (Albuquerque). Bill served as a trustee at Hamline University (St. Paul, MN) and the New Mexico United Methodist Conference Foundation. He established foundations to support his work locally and in Africa. He initiated support and challenge grants to build community foundations, including support for the Taos and Las Vegas's Northeastern Community Foundations. Bill sought out relationships, whether it was a person he met on the street, friendships cultivated through decades, or meeting a dog on a walk. He loved to garden, raising roses to share with neighbors. He relished living with the wonders and people of New Mexico. Bill was preceded in death by his sisters, Janet (Harold Mildenberg), and Caryl (John Radke). Survivors include his wife, Hazel of Minneapolis; children, Kirsten and Thor (Cindi Beth) of Minneapolis; nieces, Julie (Bob) Murray of Canton, NC and Janice (Robert) Roberts of North Augusta, SC; and nephews, Monte (Amy) Mildenberg of Zionsville, IN; and David (Janet) Mildenberg of Charlotte, NC. A service will be held Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 11:00 a.m., at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, 511 Groveland Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403, (612) 871-5303, followed by a luncheon. Bishops Wayne Clymer and Lowell Erdahl will preside. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Community Foundations of Fairmont, New Ulm, Las Vegas and Taos; Hamline University, and the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). Arrangements with the Cremation Society of Minnesota, (952) 924-4100. ABQ Journal Sun October 03, 2010
Miera, Antonia Rose Adelle
Antonia Rose Adelle Miera, 16, of Taos passed away unexpectedly on October 24, 2006. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Rose Roybal, Edna and Rubén Miera, aunt, Ruby Miera. She is survived by her mother, Tammy C. Roybal (Daví Gonzales) of Taos, father, Anthony Miera (Francisca Chávez) of Ranchos de Taos, sisters, Tanya Miera and Christine Martinez, great grandmother, Margarita Anaya, aunts, Florence and Dolores Miera, uncle, Edward Miera, many other relatives and friends. Rosary was recited on October 27, 2006. Funeral mass was held on October 28, 2006. Both services were held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment was held at Arroyo Seco Cemetery. Arrangements by Rivera- Hanlon Funeral Home. www.riverafuneralhome.com
Miera, Celia C.
Celia C. Miera age 78 of El Prado, NM. died Nov 9,1968 at the Embudo Presbyterian Hospital, Embudo, NM.Survivors include sons Luis, Jake, Alfredo, Antonio, Eli and Fernando Miera; Daughters Mrs. Simonita Miera Trujillo, Mrs. Amelia Salazar, Mrs. Dolores Sandoval and Juanita Miera; Brother Benito Cardenas; Sisters Mrs. Juanita Montoya and Mrs. Anita Martinez. Taos News Nov 14,1968 6. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Miera, Elias P.
Elias P. Miera, 76 of Amalia passed away on June 25, 2008. He is survived by wife, Senaida Miera, children, Elias Miera, Jr. (Charlene), Gloria Segura (Antonio), Berlinda Rivera (Steve), Donna Griego (Joe), grandchildren, Antonio Segura Jr. (Hannah) Tim Segura (Santana), Andrew Segura (Raeann), Chris Trujillo (Celina), Luke Trujillo (Angel), Jeremy Trujillo, Juan Miera, Jason Miera (Vanessa), Nicole Griego, Tina Marie Griego, Tony Orlando Griego and Angelica Griego, great grandchildren, Anika Segura, Ammorette Segura, Aliana Segura, James Segura and Andrew J. Segura Jr. An evening service will be held on Friday, June 27, 2008 at 7 PM at Abundant Life Christian Church in Amalia. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 28, 2008 at 10 AM at the Abundant Life Christian Church with interment to follow at the Amalia Cemetery
Miera, Jose Manuel
Jose Manuel Miera age 78,of Taos, NM. died in Ogden, Utah Feb 12,1968. He is survived by daughters Mrs. Fred Trujillo, Mrs. Pete Salazar, Miss Juantita Miera and Mrs. Tom Sandoval; Sons Luis, Eli, Jake, Fernando, Fred and Antonio Miera. Taos News March 21,1968 11. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Miera, Senaida M.
Senaida M. Miera, 73, of Amalia passed away on July 29, 2009. She is preceded in death by her husband, Elias Miera, daughter, Rita Miera, parents, Erineo & Sarita Vallejos. She is survived by her children, Elias Miera, Jr. (Charlene), Gloria Segura (Antonio), Berlinda Rivera (Steve), Donna Griego (Joe), nephew, Roger Torres, grandchildren, Antonio Segura Jr. (Hannah) Tim Segura (Santana), Andrew Segura (Raeann and expecting baby, Matthias Lee), Chris Trujillo (Celina), Luke Trujillo (Angel), Jeremy Trujillo, Juan Miera, Jason Miera (Vanessa), great grandchildren, Anika Segura, Amorette Segura, Aliana Segura, James Segura, Andrew J. Segura Jr., Karla Alexis Trujillo, Josiah Miera, sisters, Elciria Torres (Fred) and Erlinda Barela and brother, Joe Gonzales (Cora). An evening service will be held on Sunday, August 02, 2009 at 7 PM at Abundant Life Christian Church in Amalia. Funeral service will be held on Monday, August 03, 2009 at 10 AM at the Abundant Life Christian Church with interment following at the Amalia Cemetery. Burial: Amalia Cemetery Amalia Taos County New Mexico, USA
Edna (Ted) Miller, 93, died Sunday, September 26, 1999 in Albuquerque. She had formerly resided in Taos for 52 years, moving to Albuquerque in October 1997. She is survived by her daughters, Dolores Shull and husband, Bob of San Antonio, TX and Wylene Santistevan and husband, Bill of Albuquerque; sons, Allen Taylor of Santa Fe, and David Hedrick and wife, Beth of Taos and Austin, TX; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wylie Miller. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Taos. Mrs. Miller loved gardening and she was a former member of the Taos Garden Club. Graveside services will be held Thursday, September 30, 1999, 1:00 p.m., at Sierra Vista Cemetery in Taos, with Rev. John Snider officiating. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in Mrs. Miller's memory. French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. ABQJournal September 28, 1999
Miller, Janet Faye
Janet Faye Miller, 54, passed away Monday, February 17, 2003 after a long illness. Janet was born in Taos, NM to Richard and Louise Wadley who survive her. She worked as an insurance agent for Farmers Insurance during the early 1980's and New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union from 1990 to 1997. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. She is survived by Mr. Jean Hughes; two children, Mindi King and husband, Jimmy and Mike Fenstermacher and fiancée, Jennifer Cunningham; two grandchildren, Morgan and Danny; two brothers, Richard Wadley, Jr. and wife, Leslie and Steven Wadley and wife, Ellen; and a sister, Patti Norris and husband, Edward. The family would like to thank Dr. Robin J. Tuchler, Dr. John Burdon, Dr. W. Gerald Brown and the nursing staff of Presbyterian Hospital's Intensive Care Unit for their expertise, support, and care. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, February 20, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Sunrise Funeral Options, 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to All Faiths Receiving Home in Albuquerque. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505)821-0010 ABQ Journal Thu February 20, 2003
Miller, Jerry A.
Jerry A. Miller of Taos, NM passed away in Albuquerque January 27, 2009 after a brief illness. Jerry was born October 15, 1935 in Wichita, Kansas. The son of Otis and Dortha Miller, attended East High School before falling in love with the state of New Mexico while working on his BA degree at the University of New Mexico. After receiving his BA, he spent four and a half years as an Officer in the Navy at CINPAC in Hawaii where he also learned to play the guitar, then returned to New Mexico to complete his MA and begin a forty year career as a Parks and Recreation Administrator. Mr. Miller helped contribute to numerous municipal and state parks in New Mexico, including Hobbs and Los Alamos, Idaho, Utah, and South Carolina. Jerry was active as a member, an Elder, and sang in the choirs of the Presbyterian Church. He treasured the friendships made with the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. As a career-long member of numerous local and national Parks and Recreation organizations, Jerry was awarded the State Parks Director of the Year in 1990 by his peers during their annual conference. He enjoyed membership with several Rotary organizations, especially the Taos-Milagro Chapter where he was named Volunteer of the Year in 2002-2003. Jerry is lovingly survived by his wife of 45 years, Kay; two sons, Wade (Kristin) of Menomonee Falls, WI and Mark (Sheri) of Albuquerque, NM; two grandsons, Nolan and Mason, and many relatives and friends throughout New Mexico and the United States. He loved the sport of baseball and coaching of his sons' teams. He treasured our dogs, Juliet and the 4 wire-haired terriers our family has had over the years. Jerry will truly be missed by everyone who knew and loved him. A memorial service will be held Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 2:00 pm in the First Presbyterian Church in Taos. The family requests that instead of flowers, please direct memorials in his name to the First Presbyterian Church in Taos or the National Aphasia Association, 350 Seventh Avenue, Suite 902, New York, NY 10001 or online at www.aphasia.org/support. Special thanks to the members of the Taos-Milagro Rotary Club for the support and love they provided Jerry, especially during his affliction with Primary Progressive Aphasia. Funeral services have been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010 ABQ Journal February 01, 2009
Miller, Michael Victor
Michael Victor Miller, 56, of Eagle Nest passed away on January 29, 2007 from an illness related to his service in Vietnam. Michael was a loving dad, caring husband and a wonderful giving person. He was born on March 08, 1950 in Aurora, Illinois to Glenn & Naomi Miller. Michael grew up in Wisconsin where he lived with his brothers, Glenn & Eric. Michael graduated from high school in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He joined the military and served in Vietnam for two years. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Eric Miller. He is survived by his wife, Frances, his children, Travis, Jonah and Adam Miller, Anthony Trujillo and his wife, Noel, Elaine Trujillo, grandchildren, Chris, Brian, Cynthia, Isiah, Jonah, Charlene, Chaz and Cecilia, brother, Glenn Halak, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and other relatives. Memorial services will be held at a later date
William "Tom" Miller, 48, of Taos died Thursday, February 19, 2004, at St. Vincent Hospital. He was born in Embudo. He graduated from Taos High School and the University of New Mexico. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Lola Miller. He is survived by his daughter, Sarah of Taos; and sisters, Carolyn McAddo and Margaret Gibson, both of Albuquerque. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held. McGee Memorial Chapel Mortuary. Journal North, New Mexico, February 21, 2004.
Miranda, Teresita M. de
Teresita M. de Miranda age 24 of Clapham,NM died at her residence 26 May 1909. Survived by her grand mother Desideria Armenta; Mother Esequias A. de Montoya; Husband and 2 children, 9 sisters and 3 brother. Names not lsted. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Mitchell, Alma Nelle Cashion
Alma Nelle Cashion Mitchell born June 7, 1913 in Wesson, Mississippi, the third child of Daniel Newton Cashion and Beulah Olivia Connally Cashion. At an early age her family-parents. Brother, James and sister, Mildred- moved to Monroe, Louisiana. Through the untimely deaths of first her sister, then her mother and finally her father she was orphaned at the age of 12. She spent the years aged 12 through 20 at the Methodist Children's Home in Ruston, Louisiana when she graduated from Louisiana Tech University in 1933 at the height of the Depression. Over the next two years she taught school in Louisiana and in College Station, Texas ending up in Amarillo, Texas working for the U.S. government. She continued west arriving in Albuquerque in 1937 where she was employed as a bookkeeper with the Charles Ilfeld Company. As a young single woman she took up residence at Mrs. Barber's boarding house near the Albuquerque Public Library on Edith NE where she met Claude Stephen Mitchell who became her husband in 1938 in Taos. Casey Mitchell, born in Vinita, Oklahoma, was raised in Gallup, Las Vegas, and Roy, N. M. graduating from Roy High School and the attending UNM. During the Second World War while ?Casey? served with the Army Motion Picture Service in the Pacific, Nelle and their two children, Stephanie and Stephen, lived in Taos with Mr. Mitchell's mother, Fern Hogue Mitchell. The family returned to Albuquerque in 1952. Mrs. Mitchell joined the staff of the UNM Records and Admissions offices in 1952. She served as Supervisor of Records, Assistant Registrar and administered the relationships between the U.S. Selective Service and UNM students during the Vietnam war. She received a Selective Service Certificate of Merit from President Richard M. Nixon. Mrs. Mitchell retired from UNM in 1974. Following her retirement Nelle traveled extensively in the U. S. with her husband visiting 37 states. For a number of years she ran the Thrift Shop on north Fourth Street for St. John's Episcopal Cathedral. In 1987 she was received and feted by the mayor and city of Figeac, France, the town from which her Huguenot ancestor, Reverend Jean Casion, immigrated to Virginia in 1619. Mrs. Mitchell moved to Taos in 1988 and returned to Albuquerque in 1993 where she resided at Valle Norte Caring Center until her death. Nelle was an accomplished designer and seamstress and an ardent gardener, planning and maintaining extensive gardens at her home and at St. John's Episcopal Cathedral. She was a member of Zia chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a former President of the Wardrobe Workers Union Local. Mrs. Mitchell is survived by her daughter, Stephanie Lee Bennett-Smith of Vero Beach, Florida and her son Stephen Connally Mitchell of Chicago, Illinois; two grandsons Brendan Terence Bennett of Johannesburg, South Africa and Graham Stephen Mitchell of Chicago, Illinois and a great-grand daughter Caitlin Ashley Bennett of Johannesburg. A memorial service will be held in the Chapel of St. John's Episcopal C athedral, 318 Silver Ave. SW Tuesday March 30, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be on Saturday April 3, 2004 in the Riverview Cemetery in Monroe, Louisiana. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Unit 200 Activity Fund, Valle Northe Caring Center, 8200 Horizon Blvd., NE Albuquerque, NM 87113. Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave. SE 842-8800 ABQ Journal Sun March 28, 2004
Mitchell, John Palmer
Sgt. Major John Palmer Mitchell, U.S. Army (Ret.), 81, a resident of Albuquerque; died Monday, June 16, 2003. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Phyllis Mitchell of Albuquerque; sons, John P. Mitchell, Jr. of Miami, FL; daughters, Joann Obara and husband, Bernie of Taos and Anita Mitchell and companion, George Vallejos of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Zack Taylor Wright and wife, Barbara; great-grandchildren, Jeremiah Ortiz, Kailey Wright and Shila Wright; brother, George Smith and wife, Lorraine; and sisters, Helen Eby and husband, Ed, Dolly Aliminda and husband, Karl and Betty Rowe. Mr. Mitchell was in the Merchant Marines for one year in 1943 and went around the world. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII, and retired in 1962 as Sergeant Major. He attended and ushered at the Redstone Arsenal Chapel in Alabama. Services will be held Thursday, 12:00 noon, at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. Interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Friends may visit French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 853-6333 ABQ Journal Wed June 18, 2003
Mitchell, Joyce Pratt
Joyce Pratt Mitchell was born in Chicago, IL on March 15, 1928 to Inga Ross Pratt and Bruce Pratt. The family lived in Chicago, IL, Little Rock, AR, and Pampa, TX. Joyce graduated from Pampa High School in 1946. She attended Kansas State University, graduating with a Home Economics degree in 1950. Joyce married Bruce C. Detter, Jr. in January 1950 (divorcing in 1973). They lived in Independence, MO, Nickerson, KS, and Taos, NM. Joyce owned the Old Jail Gallery in Taos before moving to Albuquerque in 1974. She married Joe W. Mitchell on August 14, 1977. In Albuquerque, Joyce worked at the NM Juvenile Diagnostic Center for Girls, Dr. William Marietta's dental office as office manager and dental assistant, Church of the Good Shepard United Church of Christ as secretary, and part time secretary for 2nd Presbyterian Church. She retired at the age of 75. Joyce was a longtime member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church. She was an avid sports fan, especially baseball and football. She enjoyed playing bridge, square dancing and church activities (especially the reader's theater group.) Joyce died October 18, 2005. She was preceded in death by her sister, Jean Pratt Losher and parents, Bruce and Inga Ross Pratt. She is survived by her husband, Joe Mitchell; her children: Bruce Clements Detter, III and wife, Diane; Betsy Dee Detter Miller and husband, Mike; Jere Dean Detter and wife, Kathy, Denise Lynn Detter Whittington and husband, Steve; grandchildren: Bruce Detter, IV; Colleen and Micah Miller; Hillary and Aaron Detter; and Sydney "Bree" and Travis Whittington; brother-in-law, Don Losher; and nephews, "Jay" and "Lee" Losher; plus a large extended family and many friends. A Memorial Service is to be held Saturday, October 29, 2005 at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church at 1:00 p.m. Memorials to St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 5601 Ponderosa NE 87110. REFLECTIONS Funerals & Life Celebrations 2400 Washington Street NE 884-5777 ABQ Journal Sun October 23, 2005
Mondragon, Alfirio A.
Alfirio A.Mondragon age 49, Resident of Llano Quemado, NM. died in Canjillion (Rio Arriba County) NM. July 4,1968 when he was struck by lightning "Victima de una Centella." He is survived by his parents Mr. & Mrs. Jose Maria Mondragon; Daughter Ancelma Mondragon; Brother Pacomio Mondragon; Sisters Mrs. Ursula Quintana and Mrs. Eliza Trujillo. Taos News July 18,1968 B 2. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Anthony Mondragon, 38, of Llano Quemado passed away on August 01, 2006. He worked as a service manger at Taos Cycle Works. He is preceded in death by his mother, Tomasita Mondragon and father in law, Roy Alaniz. Anthony is survived by his wife, Debra Mondragon and sons, Anthony and Thomas Mondragon, father, Tony Mondragon, brother, Elmo Mondragon, sisters, Geraldine Lubkman and Shamira Quassam, mother in law, Stella Alaniz, godchildren, Samantha Salazar, Danny Martinez and Aaron Alaniz and many other relatives. Rosary was recited on August 04, 2006 at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church. Funeral mass was held on August 05, 2006 at San Francisco de Asis Church. Interment followed at New Llano Quemado Cemetery.
Mondragon, Antonio A.
Antonio A. Mondragon age 79 from Alamosa, Colo. died 10 August 1909 at his residence. He was born in Arroyo Hondo, NM in 1830. In 1865 he was elected as a representative to the territorial legislature. He was also elected and served as Justice of the Peace from Arroyo Hondo, NM. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Ben Mondragon, age 94, of Albuquerque, passed away Friday, July 24, 2009. Ben was born in Taos, NM. In 1953, he and his family moved to San Diego, CA. He retired from Ryan Aeronautical after 25 years of service. He returned to New Mexico after Ruby, his wife of 68 years passed away. Ben is survived by daughters, Barbara Post and husband LeRoy, Connie Barnett and husband Kerry, Benita Coover, Rebecca Mondragon; son, Ruben Mondragon; sister, Cora Romero; sister-in-law, Louisita Duran and husband Edward; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. There will be no local services. Please visit our online guest book for Ben at RememberTheirStory.com French 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300 ABQ Journal July 26, 2009
Carlos "Charlie" Mondragon, 67, of Llano Quemado passed away on October 28, 2006. He loved driving his trucks and eating his munchies and milk. He is preceded in death by his parents, Max and Faye Mondragon, brothers, Bonifacio and Daniel Mondragon. He is survived by his children, Lupita Mondragon of Fresno, CA, Patsy Torres (Jessie), Joy Mondragon, Gene Mondragon, Valorie Mondragon (David) and Carlos Mondragon Jr. all of Llano Quemado, sisters, Maxine Baca (Martin), Barbara Mondragon, Roberta Romero (Daniel), 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Rosary was recited on October 31, 2006. Funeral mass was held on November 01, 2006. Both services were held at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church. Interment was held at the New Llano Quemado Cemetery. www.riverafuneralhome.com
Mondragon, Cipriano Edward
Cipriano "Mano Cippy" Edward Mondragon, 101, of Cordillera passed away on January 29, 2006. He is preceded in death by his wife, Soledad Mondragon and son, Edward Martin Mondragon. He is survived by his daughter, Sofia Dickerson of Virginia, grandchildren, Linda L. Hodges (Flick) of Denver, CO, Suezette Steinhardt (Alan) of Virginia, Lonny Dickerson, Martin A. and Anthony Mondragon (Cara), 14 great grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, many nephews, nieces and other relatives from the Taos area. Rosary was recited on February 02, 2006 at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church. Funeral mass was held February 03, 2006 at San Francisco de Asis Church, interment followed at Los Cordovas Cemetery.
Mondragon, Clorinda D.
MONDRAGON, Clorinda D.; 63; Ranchos de Taos; died August 6, 1998; Albuquerque Journal North, Saturday, August 7, 1998, page 2
Mondragon, Eduardo J.
Eduardo J. Mondragon age 64. Native of Taos. NM. Was employed by The White Acorn Sheep Co. Rock Springs, Wyo. Was found dead at his place of employment May 20,1968. Surviving him is his Father Manuel V. Mondragon; Wife Juanita Mondragon; Sons Dan and Gus Mondragon; Daughter Mrs, Olmedo (Flora) Mondragon, Mrs. Adolfo (Alice) Candelario; Brothers Robert, Frank and Levi Mondragon. Sister Mrs. Abram (Petra) Ortega. Taos News June 27,1968 B 4. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Gloria Mondragon age 9 Years old of Taos died July 13,1968 in surgery at St. Joseph Hospital Albuq, NM. After being struck on the right side of the head with a rock.She is survived by her parents Mr. & Mrs. Joe P. Mondragon; Brothers Joe Jr., George and Gabriel Mondragon; Great Aunt Simona Olivas and grandparents Mrs. Odelia Mondragon and Mr. & Mrs. Maurilio Martinez. Taos News July 18,1968 A 5 & July 25, 1968 A 7. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Mondragon, Josephine P.
March 20, 2001, The Santa Fe New Mexican, Page: B-2, JOSEPHINE P. MONDRAGON, Age 85, passed away March 18, 2001 in Santa Fe. She was born August 15, 1915 in Casa Blanca, NM and was married to Mr. Jerry Mondragon, Sr. of Taos Pueblo who preceded her in death, as well as her sons, Robert and Harry. Her eldest son, Jerry Mondragon, Jr. as well as relatives from Laguna and Taos Pueblos survive her. She worked in Santa Fe as an LPN at St. Vincent Hospital and as a Guidance Counselor at the Santa Fe Indian School. Visitations will be held beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, 2001 at Berardinelli Funeral Chapel where a rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2001 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Rosario Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, 1399 Luisa, 984-8600.
Mondragon, Lydia Q.
October 5, 2005 Lydia Q. Mondragon, 89, of Llano Quemado passed away on October 05, 2005. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jose Levi Mondragon, son in law, George Pacheco and sister, Elba Quinto. She is survived by her children, Leo F. Mondragon (Frances), daughter, Corine Pacheco, grandchildren, David Mondragon (Valorie), Louise Conway (Wayne), Richard Pacheco (Eileen), Albert Pacheco (Debra) and ten great grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters and brothers, Amy Oakeley, Molly Rivera, Loyola Gonzales, Nicki Trujillo (Eddie), Nash Quinto (Lee), Toby Quinto and Ray Quinto (Patsy). Rosary was recited October 07, 2005 at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church in Ranchos de Taos. Funeral mass washeld on October 08, 2005 at 10 AM at San Francisco de Asis Church interment followed at the new Llano Quemado Cemetery. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home.
Mondragón, Manuel J.
Manuel J. Mondragón, 69, born in ranchos de Taos and a resident of Albuquerque for 48 years. He died on Sept. 25, 2006 at Loveless Hospital following an illness. He is survived by his wife, Lupe of Alb., three daughters, Lisa Herrera (Rubén) of Alb., Diane Chávez (Joseph) of Los Lunas, Lorraine Campbell of Alb. Three sons, Michael Mondragón, Ricky Mondragón (Theresa) and Richard Campbell and 10 grandchildren all of Alb. His mother Lucille Mondragón of Ranchos de Taos, sisters Frances Cruz and Susan Blea (Ray) of Alb. three brothers, Pat Mondragón (Martha), Fred Mondragón (Patricia) and Arturo Mondragon all from Ranchos de Taos and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by Father, Encarnacion Mondragon and grandson, Johnny Mondragon. Rosary was held on Sept. 27 at Strongthorne Mortuary. Mass was held on Sept. 28 at St. Charles Catholic Church following burial at Fairview memorial Cemetery.
Mondragon, Manuelita C.
ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL, March 18, 1998, Manuelita"Mannie" C. Mondragon, 59, a resident of Ranchos de Taos went home to be with Our Lord, March 14, 1998, following a brief illness. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Bennie Mondragon; two sons, Ronnie and wife, Anna, James and wife, Monica; grandchildren, Roxanne, Samantha, Tamara, Jamie and Jarred; mother, Siria Mondragon; mother-in-law, Manuelita Mondragon; sister, Lorraine Martinez and many other relatives and friends. She lived a wonderful life, and was especially devoted to her family. As a mother, she was very proud of her two sons, especially when they blessed her with the grandchildren who filled her heart with laughter and joy. Mannie, also known as"Melle" to her friends in Taos, loved to sew and work on arts and crafts projects for every holiday. Perhaps her favorite pastime was shopping for her family and herself. She also loved the trips to Las Vegas, Nev. she would take frequently with her beloved husband Bennie. Even when they didn't win money, Mannie came home happy and ready to plan the next trip. She also served the Village of Taos as County Treasurer three terms, and was an employee of the Taos treasury for 25 years. For the last 14 years, she was also a part-time employee at Taos Wal-Mart, where she made many friends. She will be missed by all who knew her, especially her family. Rosary was recited Monday night at Rivera's Funeral Home in Taos. Tuesday night rosary will be recited at St. Francis de Assisi Catholic Church. Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis de Assisi, burial to follow.
January 11, 2006 Max Mondragon, 84, of Llano Quemado passed away on January 11, 2006. He is preceded in death by his son, Elmer Joe Mondragon, brothers, Frank, Fernando. Levi and sister, Viola. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice Mondragon, grandchildren, Dawn RaNae Mondragon of Taos, Amy Veronica Mondragon of Las Vegas, NV, Antonio Max Mondragon of Vail, CO, daughter-in-law, Jeannie Mondragon Emerick (Rob) of Las Vegas, NV, brothers, William Mondragon (Della) of Tooele, Utah and Tito Mondragon (Maria) of Denver, CO and many other relatives. Rosary was recited on Friday, January 13, 2006 at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church. Funeral mass was held on Saturday, January 14, 2006 at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church. Interment was held at the old Llano Quemado Cemetery.
Mondragon, Maximiano V.
June 21, 2006 Maximiano V. Mondragon, 89, of Llano Quemado passed away on June 21, 2006. He is preceded in death by his wife, Felonis Maria Mondragon, sons, Daniel & Bonifacio Mondragon, parents, Juan Bautista & Silveria Mondragon. He is survived by his children, Charlie Mondragon, Maxine Baca (Martin), Barbara Mondragon, Roberta Romero (Daniel) all from Llano Quemado. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 6 great great grandchildren, and many other relatives. Rosary was recited on Sunday, June 25, 2006. Funeral mass was held on Monday, June 26, 2006. Both services were held at San Francisco de Asis Church. Interment was held at New Llano Quemado Cemetery.
Mondragon, Robert David
Robert David Mondragon, age 49, of Santa Fe, died July 4, 1998. He was preceded in death by his brother, Harry S. Mondragon. Robert was born on March 31, 1950 in Santa Fe. He received a BA in Education from the University of Colorado, then received three Masters in Education, Business Administration, and Planning from Columbia University. Robert was a PH.D. candidate in Education from Harvard University. He loved teaching English and Math at the Santa Fe Indian School and at the Public Schools in New York City. Robert was an avid reader, he enjoyed history and politics, as well as loved traveling. His fraternal memberships included the Eagles. Robert is survived by his parents, Jerry Sr. and Josephine Mondragon of Santa Fe; his brother, Jerry Mondragon Jr. of Santa Fe; his nephew, Robert Parks of Santa Fe; his uncles, John Rainer and wife, Wynema, Tony Reyna, Del Reyna, and Raphael Reyna, all of Taos Pueblo; his aunts, Lorraine Mondragon and husband, Joe of Taos Pueblo, and Pauline Lewis of Laguna Pueblo; his cousins, Wally Begay and Del Begay, both of Laguna Pueblo and Lillian Davis of Zuni Pueblo; his sister-in-law, Diane Mondragon; and many other relatives and close friends. Visitation will be at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8, 1998 at the Berardinelli Family Funeral Chapel, where a Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, July 9, 1998, 11:00 a.m., at St. John's the Baptist Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Rosario Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, 1399 Luisa, Santa Fe, 984-8600. ABQ Journal Tue July 07, 1998
Mondragon, Rose Marie
October 6, 2005 Rose Marie Mondragon, of Ranchos de Taos, passed away on October 6, 2005. She is preceded in death by her parents, Antonio and Flor Mondragon, son and daughter-in-law, Ruben and Edna Miera, sister, Eligia Garcia, granddaughter Ruby Miera and grandson, Eric Tollardo. She is survived by her son, Michael Mondragon, grandchildren, Edward Miera, Anthony Miera, Dolores Miera, Florence Miera, Dennis Blake and many other friends and relatives. Rosary was recited on Monday, October 10, 2005 at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church in Ranchos de Taos. Funeral mass was held on Monday, October 10, 2005 at San Francisco de Asis Church. Interment was held at San Francisco de Asis Cemetery. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home.
Mondragon, Rose T.
May 22, 2006 Rose T. Mondragon, 94, of Taos passed away on May 22, 2006. She was born on Aug. 30, 1911 in Chico, NM to Tobias Tafoya and Pacifica Barela. She was a loving and dedicated mother and grandmother. She is preceded in death by the father of her children, Eloy J. Mondragon and daughter, Ada Mondragon Rael. She is survived by her children, Elmira Martinez (Luz), Marbella Trujillo (Jerry), Eloy Mondragon (Barbara), Doris Cordova (Jesus), Clarence Mondragon (Celina), Corelia Ulibbari (Lawrence), Tony Remington, Toby Mondragon (Diane), Ricardo Mondragon (Erminia) and Wilma Kimlicka. She is also survived by 32 grandchildren, 66 great grandchildren, 10 great great grandchildren and many other relatives. Rosary was held on May 24, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Funeral mass was held on May 25, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Interment followed at Nuestra Senora de Dolores Cemetery in Canon.
Montaner, Teresa Grine de
Teresa Grine de Montaner from Barcelona Spain died as a result of a heart attack.She died at her residence 4 March 1909. She was the mother of Jose Montaner the editor and owner of this news paper "La Revista De Taos". La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Bilia Montano age 1 year and 8 months of Arroyo Seco, NM. died 2 Jan 1914 at 9:00 AM. Daughter of Leocadio Montano and wife. Name not listed. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Montano, Jerold G.
Jerold G. Montano, 41, died suddenly from a massive heart attack, Friday, May 25, 2007. Jerold was born in Taos, NM on April 5, 1966 to Joe and Betsy Montano. He is survived by his son, Trevor Joseph Montano of Oak Park, CA. Mr. Montano lived in California until a year ago so he could be near his son growing up. He is also survived by his parents and his brothers, Richard Montano and wife, Pam and Chuck Montano and wife, Martha; and his nephews and nieces, Ava Grace Montano, Bryce Montano, Micalene Cleavinger, Tori Montano and Seth. Special acknowledgement to Joshua Montano and Jessica Montano, his nephew and niece, who did everything they could to keep him with us, Thank you! Also surviving him are many aunts, uncles, cousins
special people to Jerold
all of them. Many friends from Sandia High School, where he graduated in 1984 as a student athlete and graduated in 1989 from Menlo College, with a degree in business and marketing and a great love for football. Our family has enormous gratitude for the staff at UNM Hospital most especially the staff of MICU. Memorial rosary will be recited on Tuesday, May 29, 2007, 7:00 p.m., at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, 5311 Phoenix NE. Memorial mass to be celebrated Wednesday, May 30, 2007, 10:00 a.m., also at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church. Cremation has taken place after Jerold, in his generosity, donated organs to those he could help. Private interment will take place at a later date. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary. ABQ Journal Sun May 27, 2007
January 02, 2000, The Santa Fe New Mexican, Page: B-2, JOE "SLUGGO" MONTANO. Sluggo was born on August 19, 1932 in Roswell, NM, and passed away suddenly in Santa Fe on December 29, 1999. Sluggo was preceded in death by his wife Mariquita Montano; parents Jose and Macedonia Montano; and a brother, Richard Montano. He is survived by his sons, Ricky, Ronnie, and Michael Montano, all of Taos; grandchildren, Zena Rac, and Tierra and Ariel Montano, all of Taos; brothers, Benny and wife Adelina Montano, Rudy and wife Yvonne Montano of Santa Fe, and Louie Montano of Albuquerque; sisters, Rosie and husband Pete Valdez of Albuquerque, Margaret and husband J.M. Roybal of Pojoaque, Jane and husband Dick Frank of Espanola, Mercy and husband Joe Sekot of Blackfoot, ID, Mary Jo and husband Benny Sanchez, and Frances and Felipe Carrillo of Las Vegas, NV; and many other relatives. Sluggo was a veteran, serving in three branches of the military: the National Guard, USN, and USMC. He was an active member of the American Legion Post 1, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2951, and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2811. Sluggo was a bartender at various establishments in the Santa Fe area for any years. Sluggo was known to all of his peers as a happy individual and loved by all who knew him. He will be missed immensely. A rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. Monday, January 3, with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 4, 2000; both to be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Santa Fe Funeral Options 417 E. Rodeo Rd. 989-7032
Rev. Phillip Monteleone age 64 died at Holy Cross Hospital Oct 25,1968. Rev. Padre cura era parroco in Costilla, NM. He is survived by his brother Givoanni Monteleone from Rome, Italy; Sisters Mrs. Camela (Renato) Rondini and Mrs. Maria (Italo) Maffei, de Romas. Sister (Nun) Coleta, de citta de Castello, en la provincia de Assisi, Italy. Taos News Dec 5,1968 A 1. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Montgomery, Dalton E.
Dalton E. Montgomery, retired building contractor, passed away at his home in Taos on February 10, 2009. He was born in Eureka, Colorado, December 12, 1917. In the 1930's, the family moved to Taos, where his father completed the original Holy Cross Hospital and later established the E. Montgomery Construction Company. Dalton graduated from Taos High Schoool with honors, at 15 and worked in the family business until retirement. One of his first assignments was remodeling the church at the Taos Pueblo. He built several residences in Taos, including two homes for his own family. His project included many schools and public spaces, notably the addition to the New Mexico Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe, the First Presbyterian Church in Taos, and the La Fonda Hotel, also in Taos. Dalton was married to Olivia Perralut in 1939. Together they raised five children. She preceded him in death in 2000.
Also preceding him in death were his parents, Elmer and Maude Montgomery, his brother, Gene, his twin sister, Eva, who died in infancy, his grandson Kevin Montgomery, and granddaughter, Karen Pettine Martínez. Dalton pursued many hobbies. For a time he piloted his own plane. He played golf, hunted and fished, painted in oils, and made furniture and violins. During his lifetime, he received many awards and honors. He was most proud of his Boone and Crockett record big game kills of Polar and Kodiak bears, and his inclusion in the Strad Directory of the world's finest luthiers (makers of violins, cellos, etc.) He loved children and had many "kid friends". He loved hunting dogs and during his lifetime owned several. He is survived by his children, Dalton Montgomery Jr., of Cortez, Colorado, Donna Pettine of Las Vegas, New Mexico, Yvonne Montgomery-Weber, Pat Montgomery and Mark Montgomery of Taos, and Connie Archuleta of Fort Garland, Colorado. Surviving grandchildren are Blaine Montgomery of Cortez, Colorado, Wade Montgomery and wife Sundae of Grand Junction, Colorado, Kelly P. Farley and husband Bo, Kristian Pettine of Albuquerque, Averie M. Diener and husband Matthew, Rachel Weber of Santa Fe, Renee Weber, Regan Weber, Veronica Ramírez, and Ronnie Archuleta, Jr. of Taos. Also surviving him are eight great grandchildren. Pallbearers: Chad Padilla, Jim Oakeley, Woody Crumbo, Joseph Concha, Bo Farley and Gil John Tafoya. Honorary Pallbearers: Albino Chacón, Chet Mitchell and Blaine Montgomery. Rosary was recited on February 12, 2009. Funeral mass was held on February 13, 2009. Both were held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Interment followed at Sierra Vista Cemetery. Arrangements by Rivera Family Mortuaries.
Montoya, Angela Maria Suazo
February 19, 2006 Angela Maria Suazo Montoya, 85, of El Prado passed away on February 19, 2006. She is preceded in death by her husband, Atilano. She is survived by two brothers, Nazario Suazo Jr. and Augustine Suazo. She is survived by her children, Roberto Montoya, Benito E. Montoya and wife Peggy, Viola Macias and husband, Lawrence, Yolanda Sandoval and husband, Ernesto, Atilano Augustin Montoya and wife, Margaret, Delayne Perry and husband, Keith She is also survived by 16 grandchildren, and numerous great and great great grandchildren. Rosaries will be recited on Thursday, February 23, 2006 at 7 PM at Rivera Chapel and on Friday, February 24, 2006 at 7 PM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Funeral mass will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2006 at 10 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church with interment to follow at Dolores Cemetery.
Montoya, Angelina Albinita
Angelina "Angie" Albinita Montoya, 72, a resident of Albuquerque, and a long-time resident of Questa and Taos, NM, died on Sunday, April 2, 2006. She is survived by sons, Ernesto Gutierrez and Richard Gutierrez, both of Albuquerque; daughters, Melinda Gutierrez of San Bernardino, CA and Beatrice Herrera and husband, Juan J. of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Christina Holguin, Priscilla Gutierrez, Louis Holguin, Louie Baca, Anthony Baca, Jazmine Herrera, Anthony and Jerricka Gutierrez; one great-grandchild, Elijah King; three sisters, Erma Arellano, Annabelle Archuleta, and Romaine Zamora; three brothers, Dennis Ortega, Tomas Ortega, and Elizardo Ortega. Angie was preceded in death by her husband, Mel E. Montoya; and brothers, Roy Ortega and Eladio Ortega. Angie was a vibrant lady, full of love and laughter. She enjoyed bowling, Lakers basketball, and was especially fond of playing bingo. We will always remember her kindness and love for her entire family. Services will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2006 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. Entombment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery Chapel. Friends may visit French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel on Wednesday, April 5, 2006, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333 ABQ Journal Tue April 04, 2006
Ben Montoya, born March 17, 1920 in Taos, NM, to Jose Vidal and Zoraida Vigil Montoya. Our loving husband, father and grandfather passed away March 16, 2007 at Laurel Heights, age 86, one day short of his 87th birthday. He was preceded in death by son Benjamin Montoya; sisters Lydia, Celia and Claudina; brothers Ernesto, Eli, Jose and Rudolpho; and step-daughter Jeanene Cottrill. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Mary E. O'Kelley Montoya; son Ruben Montoya and wife Patty; two daughters Dorothy Sisneros and husband Arthur, and Rita Montoya; granddaughter/daughter Kelsie Cottrill. Only surviving brother Horacio Montoya and wife Loyola. Former wife Rumalda Montoya, mother of his children, residing in Arlington, TX. And last, but not least, his K9 friend, Pearl. Surviving grandchildren are Jeffery Avila and wife Rose, Christopher Avila, Robert M. Montoya and Angela M. Montoya. Surviving great grandchildren are Dilon and Mikel Avila. Surviving step grandchildren and great-grandchildren are Nathan Banac and wife Elizabeth, PFC Michael Cottrill Jr., currently on active duty US Army in Iraq, wife Jamie, Christopher Cottrill, Aaron, Ethan, Miranda, Ashley and Whitney. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and brother, and sister-in-laws. His military service included the 200th CA mobilized for active duty on January 6, 1941 and 200th CA unit landed in Philippine Islands on September 20, 1941 and fought until captured during the fall of Bataan with his brother Horacio, also an ex-POW. His military decorations and citations include Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Distinguished Unit Citation, American Defense Ribbon, WWII Victory Medal, American Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, Philippine Defense Ribbon, Liberation of Philippines (awarded by the Philippine Army) and the American Ex-Prisoners of War Medal. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, followed by a
Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, March 21, at 10:00 a.m. at Second Presbyterian Church, Edith and Lomas, with Rev. Robert B. Woodruff officiating. Pallbearers will be Victor Montoya, Adrian Montoya, Jeffery Avila, Christopher Avila, Robert M. Montoya, and Arthur Sisneros. Interment will be at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials can be sent to Second Presbyterian Church, 812 Lomas Blvd., NE, Albq., NM 87102. Special thanks to the staff of Laurel Heights Healthcare and Amber Care Hospice for their devoted care to Ben. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500 ABQ Journal Sun March 18, 2007
Montoya, Cornella A. de
Cornella A. de Montoya age 45 of Taos NM. died in her residence 26 Dec 1906. She is survived by her husband Eulogio Montoya; 4 sons and 3 daughters Names not listed. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Captain Donaciano Montoya of Taos, NM. Civil war veteran died at home Last saturday.No date listed. He died of Hidropesia (Dropsy now known as Edema). La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Montoya, Eli D.
Eli D. Montoya, born April 3, 1918 in Taos, NM to Jose Vidal and Zoraida Montoya, passed away June 7, 1999 in a local hospital. He had been a resident of Albuquerque since 1949. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Ruth Montoya; his son, Benito Montoya and wife, Francine Sprick; one granddaughter, Anita Montoya Tyrolie and husband, Wayne; and two great-granddaughters, Giovanna C de Baca and Alyssa Tyrolie, all of Albuquerque; his sister, Claudina Flores and husband, Nat, El Paso, TX; three brothers, Horacio Montoya and wife, Loyola, Ben Montoya and wife, Mary, all of Albuquerque and Joe Montoya and wife, Joan of Taos, NM; three sisters-in-law, Nora Sanchez, late husband, Maurico, Eloisa Mondragon, husband, Leopoldo, Laramie, WY, and Orlinda Keers, husband, Robert, Albuquerque. He was a member of 2nd Presbyterian Church. He lived by the Golden Rule and raised his son to follow those same principals. He was a very considerate, sincere and friendly man. He folloABQ Journalhis brothers into the Armed services during WWII. He served in the First Army Medical Corps as a PFC in England, Normandy, Northern France and the European Theater. He was awarded the Victory Medal and Bronze Medal. Brothers, Ben and Horacio were survivors of the Bataan POW camps in the Philippines, brother, Joe was a US Navy seaman on board a Carrier in the North Atlantic. Brother, Rudy served on board the Merchant Marine in the Mediterranean Theater. Eli was a life member of the VFW. Eli loved music and he and brother, Ben, as young troubadours, with their guitars, accompanied their brother, Ernesto, himself a professional Taos musician, in music and song. He was preceded in death by brothers, Ernesto and Rudy. Visitation will be held Wednesday, from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., in Palm Chapel of Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal SE. A prayer service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at 2nd Presbyterian Church, Edith and Lomas, with Rev. Anthony Chavez officiating. Interment will be in Santa Fe National Cemetery at 3:00 p.m. Strong-Thorne, 1100 Coal SE, in charge of arrangements. ABQ Journal June 09, 1999
Eloy Montoya, 77, of Des Montes died Thursday November 27, 2003. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was preceded in death by his son, Daniel Montoya; parents, Jose B. Montoya and Augustina Ortega; sisters, Teresita Archuleta and Antonia Ulibarri, and Helen Gonzales; and brother, Max Montoya. He is survived by his wife, Frances Montoya; children, Elsie L. Chavez and husband Jimmy of Des Montes, Gloria L. Montoya of Des Montes, Grace Olivarez and husband Danny of Ft. Collins, Colo., Rebecca Montoya of Taos, Rachel Montoya of Des Montes, Mary Louise Nuanez of Taos, Elias Montoya (Martha) of Des Montes, Lydia Montoya of Ft. Collins, Colo., and Frances Celestino and husband Firmo Jr. of Questa; 20 grandchildren; and sister, Annie Montoya and husband Joe of Las Vegas. A service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Taos Assembly Church on Burch Street with another service at 9 a.m. Monday at the same church. Burial will be held at 1:30 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home, Journal North November 29, 2003.
Horacio Montoya, born April 16, 1916 in Taos, New Mexico to Jose Vidal and Zoraida Vigil Montoya. Our loving husband, father and grandfather passed away October 27, 2009 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Lydia, Celia, and Claudina, and his brothers, Ernesto, Eli, Jose, Rudolpho, and Ben. Horacio is survived by his loving wife of sixty-one years, Loyola Montoya; children, Carlos Montoya and wife Dolores, Victor Montoya and wife Carolyn, Michaela Montoya, Loretta Robledo and husband Miguel, and Adrian Montoya and fiancee, Rita Felter; grandchildren, Stephanie, Rachel, Alejandro, Gabriel and his fiancee, Jessica, Andres, Veronica, Michael, Adrian, Lucas and Alana; great-grandson, Alex, and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members. His military service included the 200th Coast Artillery mobilized for active duty from the Taos Armory on January 6, 1941. The 200th Coast Artillery unit landed in the Philippine Islands on September 20, 1941 and fought until their capture at the fall of Bataan with his brother, Ben Montoya. Horacio was a survivor of the Bataan Death March and 3 1/2 years of Japanese POW incarceration. His military decorations include the Bronze Star, Distinguished Unit Citation, American Defense Ribbon, WWII Victory Medal, American Theater Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 2 Bronze stars, Liberation of Philippines (awarded by the Philippine Army) and the American Ex-Prisoners of War Medal. Horacio recently completed and published his war time memoirs in a book entitled Rising Sun Over Bataan. Friends may visit with the Montoya family at French Mortuary, Lomas location, on Sunday, November 1, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., with a prayer service starting at 6:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Our Lady of The Assumption Catholic Church, Lomas and Tennessee, on Monday, November 2, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Pallbearers will be Gabriel Montoya, Alejandro Montoya, Andres Montoya, Adrian Montoya, Lucas Montoya, and Reuben Montoya. Interment will follow church service at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook for Horacio at www.RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500 ABQ Journal Thu October 29, 2009
Jesus Montoya age 85 of Taos, N.M. died in his residence Tuesday 17 Nov 1907. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Montoya, Joe F.
Joe F. Montoya, 72, a resident of Albuquerque for 40 years, died Tuesday, June 27, 2000. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Ursula Montoya of the family home; daughters, Vivian Gonzales and husband, Robert and Beatrice Conner, all of Albuquerque; granddaughters, Marlena Gonzales, Christina Jo Gonzales, and Samantha Conner; grandson, Michael Joe Conner; sister, Estella Peña of Springer, NM; brothers, Ruben Vigil and wife, Crusita; Gilbert Montoya, and Fred Montoya and wife, Delores, all of Taos, NM; sisters-in-law, Cedilia Montoya, Priscilla Montoya, and Pauline Wilson, who he thought of like a daughter. Mr. Montoya was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church. He loved to fish and was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He will be missed by all who knew him. Memorial service and rosary will be held Saturday, July 1, 2000, 1:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, with Deacon James Baca officiating. ABQ Journal June 30, 2000
Montoya, Jose F.
Jose F. "Kiko" Montoya, 77, of Ranchos de Taos died Monday October 20, 2003. He is preceded in death by his wife, Molly Montoya; parents, Feliberto and Eufrocina Montoya; brothers and sisters, Lucy, Cecilia, Edwardo, Augustine and Eloy. He is survived by his daughter, Yolanda L. Montoya and husband John; three grandchildren, all of Ranchos de Taos; sisters, Molly Mondragon and husband Pat of Ranchos de Taos, Odie Martinez and husband Phil of El Prado, Isabelle Trujillo and husband George, Esther Miera and husband Felimon and Lydia Salazar, all of Taos. Mass will celebrated 10 a.m. today at San Francisco de Asis Church with 3 p.m. interment at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. October 22, 2003
Montoya, Jonathan Adam
Jonathan Adam Montoya, infant son of Roberta Gómez, Ranchos de Taos and Manuel Montoya, Questa was born into the hands of the Lord on Sept. 1, 2006, Baby Jonathan is survived by brothers, Joshua and Aaron, grandparents, Irene and Jake Montoya, Christine Vargas and Virgil Gomez, Godparents, Erica Martínez and Jake Montoya Jr., auntie, Valorie (Patrick) greatgrandmother and many aunts, uncles and cousins and friends. We all love and miss you but know that you are in God's loving care, dear precious baby.
Montoya, Juan Isidro
El Crepusculo, Thurs., Jan 12, 1950 Juan Isidro Montoya, 19 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Isidro Montoya, passed away Sunday after an extended illness. Survivors include his parents and four sisters; Mrs. Elfido Romero of Ranchos de Taos, Mrs. Gilbert Roybal and Loyola and Louides Montoya of Taos. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 9:30.
Montoya, Juanita D.
March 25, 2006 Juanita D. Montoya, 94, of Los Cordovas passed away on March 25, 2006. She is preceded in death by her husband, Tito Montoya and daughter, Patsy Dazhan. She is survived by her children, Gloria Sanchez, Geraldine Gutierrez (Tony), Darlene Gutierrez (Arturo Casias), grandchildren she raised, Alyce Sanchez (Flavio) and Joseph Sanchez. She is also survived by five grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren. Rosary was recited on March 29, 2006 at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church. Funeral mass was held on March 30, 2006 at San Francisco de Asis Church. Interment followed at Los Cordovas Cemetery.
Montoya, Juanita M.
February 17, 2006 Juanita M. Montoya, 101, of El Prado, passed away on February 17, 2006. She is preceded in death by her husband, Juan Jose "J J" Montoya, daughter, Alice Lorraine Montoya and her parents, Samuel and Aurelia Lavadie and 7 brothers. She is survived by her children, Jose Arturo Montoya (Eufracia), Cora M. Garcia (Rumaldo), Ernesto M. Montoya (Dolores M.), Lillian M. Martinez (Robert L), her brother, Cristobal Lavadie, her 9 grandchildren, Michell Kosel, Dennise Montoya, Isabelle Garcia Herman (Dave), Francisco L. Garica (Sandy), Loretta Duran Martinez, Julian A. Montoya, Ronnie Martinez (Sue), Lawrence Martine (Marilyn) and Jerry Martinez (Melissa), 10 great-grandchildren, Nicholas Kosel, Jose Pancho Garcia, John Michael Duran, Stephanie Duran, Cherie Montoya, Lorenzo Martinez, Alonzo Martinez, Daimen Martinez, Abren Martinez, Marco Martinez, and numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary was recited February 19, 2006. Funeral mass was held February 20, 2006. Both services were held at Our Lady of Guadalupe. Interment was held at Sierra Vista Cemetery. Services by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home.
Loyola Montoya, loving mother and grandmother, born February 26, 1926 in Rancho De Taos, New Mexico to Fidel and Elvira Torres, passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at her home. She is survived by her children, Carlos Montoya and wife Dolores, Victor Montoya and wife Carolyn, Michaela Montoya, Loretta Robledo and husband Miguel, and Adrian Montoya and fiancee, Rita Felter; grandchildren, Stephanie, Rachel, Alejandro, Gabriel and wife, Jessica, Andres, Veronica, Michael, Adrian, Lucas and Alana; great-grandson, Alex, and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members. Rosary will be recited Sunday, July 11, 2010, 3:00 p.m. at French, Lomas Chapel. Mass will be celebrated Monday, July 12, 2010, 9:30 a.m., at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Lomas at Tennessee NE. Interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery, at 1:30 p.m. Please visit our online guestbook for Loyola at RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500 ABQ Journal Fri July 09, 2010
Luisita Montoya age 80 from Ranchos de Taos, NM died 10:00 AM 24 April 1907 at her residence. She is survived by two sons Ramon and David Martinez and a daughter (name not listed) Wife of Lorenzo Lobato. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Manuel Montoya of Pueblo, Colorado died at home 6 Aug 1909. He was born and raised in Ranchos de Taos, NM. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Montoya, Margarita S. de
Margarita S. de Montoya age 52 years, 9 months, 17 days died at home in Questa, NM. Survived by her husband Narciso Montoya, sons Francisco G. and Juan Santos Montoya. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Montoya, Maria Juanita
Maria Juanita Montoya Lopez from Trampas, NM. died--(date of death notice 7 Sept 1909. Date of death not listed). Wife of Fernando Lopez, whom survives her, also several children. Names not listed. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Montoya, Maria Loyola
Maria Loyola Montoya passed away after an extended illness on Wednesday, July 7, 2010. Loyola was born in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico on February 26, 1926 to Fidel and Elvira Torres. She was the third born member of a family of 11 that included six brothers and four sisters. Loyola was a dedicated homemaker, loving wife and caring mother. "Dolly" as she was known to everyone was always willing to open her heart and home to any family member or friend in need. Her passions included politics, sports, exercise, dancing and attending Lobo Basketball games. She is loved and will be forever missed by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Horacio H. Montoya, who passed away on October 27, 2009. She is survived by her children, Carlos Montoya and wife Dolores, Victor Montoya and wife Carolyn, Michaela Montoya, Loretta Robledo and husband Miguel, and Adrian Montoya and fiancee, Rita Felter; grandchildren, Stephanie, Rachel, Alejandro, Gabriel and wife, Jessica, Andres, Veronica, Michael, Adrian, Lucas and Alana; great-grandson, Alex, and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members. Rosary will be recited Sunday, July 11, 2010, 3:00 p.m. at French, Lomas Chapel. Mass will be celebrated Monday, July 12, 2010, 9:30 a.m., at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Lomas at Tennessee NE. Interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery, at 1:30 p.m. Please visit our online guestbook for Loyola at RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500 ABQ Journal Sun July 11, 2010
Montoya, Pedro Serafin
Pedro Serafin Montoya age 49, Resident of El Prado, NM died March 29,1968 when he was struck by a vehicle. He is survived by his mother Mrs. Juanita Montoya; Daughter Mrs. Pat Mondragon; Sons Andres, Ernest and Leroy Montoya; Sisters Mrs. Felix Miera, Mrs. Eluira Martinez, Mrs. Teresa Echavaria; Brothers-in-law Levi Montoya and Eusebio Montoya. Taos News. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Reyes Montoya age 86 mother of the above mentioned Antonia de Espinosa died 10 Dec 1909. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
Montoya, Rudolph Arthur
Albuquerque Journal, August 10, 1998 Rudolph Arthur "Rudy" Montoya, 72, died Saturday, August 8, 1998 at Fort Bayard, New Mexico. Rudy is survived by one sister, Claudina Flores and husband, Nat of El Paso, TX; four brothers, Horacio Montoya and wife, Loyola, Eli Montoya and wife, Ruth, Ben Montoya and wife, Mary all of Albuquerque, and Jose Montoya and wife, Joan of Taos, NM; and several nieces and nephews. Rudy was born on October 21, 1925 in Taos, NM to Jose Vidal and Zoraida Vigil Montoya. He was the youngest of six boys in the family, and five of the six were in combat during World War II. Rudolph enlisted as an apprentice seaman in May 1942 in Santa Fe, NM, and from there he was assigned for training at the U.S. Naval Training Station in San Diego, CA. He then went on to begin training as an Armed Guard on war ships. Rudolph also had training at the Submarine Chaser Training Center Base in Miami, FL. After going through the training phase, he was assigned to a Merchant Marine ship, which was sunk by German submarines, and Rudolph was one of the few remaining survivors on that ship. He was first hospitalized in Jacksonville, FL and was later sent to the U.S. Naval Hospital in Bethesda, MD. Rudolph was finally sent to the V.A. Facility at Fort Lyons, CO. He was a life member of D.A.V., Albuquerque Cutting Garcia 3 Chapter. Rudolph will be buried at the Santa Fe National Cemetery on Wednesday, August 12, 1998 where a graveside ceremony will be held at 10:00 a.m., with pastor Jeff Padgett officiating. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Tuesday, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Martineztown House of Neighborly Service, 808 Edith Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87102. French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
Montoya, Rufino Pablo
July 21, 2005 Rufino Pablo Montoya, 77, of Valdez passed away on July 12, 2005. He is preceded in death by his brothers, Cornelio and Presentacion Montoya, sister, Eleanor M. Vigil and nephew, Elias Clovis Herrera. He is survived by his sister, Teresita DeHerrera, niece, Nora Sillas (Roberto Gonzales) and family all of Valdez. Visitation was on Thursday, July 14, 2005 9 AM to 4 PM at Rivera Chapel in Taos. Rosary was recited on Thursday, July 14, 2005 at 7 PM at San Antonio Catholic Church in Valdez. Funeral mass was held on Friday, July 15, 2005 at 9 AM at San Antonio Church with interment to follow at 2 PM at Valdez Cemetery. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home.
Montoya, Rumalda Elvira
Rumalda "Rumie" Elvira Montoya, 84 years young, left this world to join Our Heavenly Father on Tuesday, July 7, 2009. Rumalda was born in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico, on August, 28, 1924, the daughter of Fidel and Elvira Torres. After graduation from Taos High School, Rumalda relocated to San Francisco, California during WWII to aid in the war effort by working for a U.S. defense contractor in the naval shipyards. She subsequently moved back to New Mexico and met her husband of 31 years, Ben Montoya. Rumalda and Ben raised their family of four children in Albuquerque, NM and Austin, TX until 1971 when they moved to Arlington, Texas. Rumalda and Ben divorced in 1975 and she continued to reside in Arlington for the last 34 years. She recently returned to Albuquerque to live with her two daughters and extended family members. Known for her exuberant approach to life she surrounded herself with the love of close friends and family, all of whom appreciated and reveled in her joy of life. Of all those who knew and cared for her, Rumalda will be especially missed by her children whom she loved with a tireless energy and spirit. Rumalda is survived by daughter, Dorothy Sisneros and husband, Art Sisneros; son, Ruben Montoya and wife, Patty Montoya; and daughter, Rita Montoya; grandchildren, Jeff Avila, Christopher Avila, Robert Montoya, and Angela Montoya; great-grandchildren, Dilon Avila, Mikel Avila, and Eva Christine Avila; brothers, Fidel Torres and wife Virginia, Gilbert Torres, Frank Torres and wife, Cecelia, Carpio Torres and wife Becky, Joseph Torres and wife, Priscilla, John Torres; sisters, Loyola Montoya and husband, Horacio H. Montoya and Anita Montoya and husband, Arthur Montoya. Rumalda was preceded in death by her son, Benny Montoya, sister Lourdes Maes, sister Barbara Merhege and her former husband Ben Montoya. Rumalda worked as a very successful Insurance Agent for Metropolitan Insurance Co until she retired in 1990. After retirement, Rumalda spent her time gardening, painting, spending time with friends and was a devoted Dallas Cowboy fan. Rosary will be held Sunday, July 12, 2009, 4:00 p.m., at French, Lomas Blvd. Chapel. Mass will be held Monday, July 13, 2009, 9:30 a.m., at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Lomas at Tennessee NE. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. The family would like to thank their family and friends for their love and support. Please visit our online guestbook for Rumie at RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500 ABQ Journal Sat July 11, 2009
Montoya, Silveria Santistevan
July 6, 2006 Silveria Santistevan Montoya, 85, of Questa passed away on July 6, 2006. She is preceded in death by her sons, Gasper Arellano and David Montoya. She is survived by her children, Albert Arellano (Doris), Sara Perez (Lawrence), Orlando Arellano, Willie Montoya, Tonita Montoya, Eric Montoya (Martha) and Maryann Montoya. She is also survived by her grandchildren and many other relatives. Graveside services will be held in Costilla. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home.
Moody, Mark Stephen
Mark Stephen Moody, passed away of a heart condition Saturday, January 29, 2006. He was born in Eunice, NM and lived there until high school. His parents moved to Tripoli, Libya where he attended and graduated from Wheelus Air Force Base high school. He then returned to attend the University of New Mexico until he entered the U.S. Navy, during the Vietnam War. After his discharge he again entered UNM until transferring to college in Houston where he graduated a Registered Respiratory Therapist. He was on the staff of Socorro Presbyterian Hospital. He also was an accomplished musician, playing guitar, singing, and teaching. He was the son of Charles E. (Bill) Moody and Wanda Moody of Taos and spent much time there. He was the father of Stephen Charles Moody plus stepfather of Rogelio, Roque, and Yesenia and was married to Luz Aragon-Moody. He is also survived by his brother, Ronnie C. Moody and wife, Merita of Irving, TX. Services will be held Thursday, 12:00 noon, at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. Interment will follow at Sandia Memory Gardens. Friends may visit French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333 ABQ Journal Thu February 02, 2006
Moody, Wanda E.
Wanda E. Moody, 80, resident of Albuquerque, passed away Thursday, August 14, 2008. She is survived by her grandson, Stephen Moody of Albuquerque; brothers, Thomas R. Wortham and James D. Wortham; step-son, Ronald Moody; and the Aragon and Herrera families. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Moody; and son, Mark S. Moody. Wanda was born in Shamrock, TX and traveled the world with her husband before settling in Albuquerque in 1985. She managed many art galleries in Taos and Albuquerque and enjoyed painting. Services will be held Saturday, August 16, 2008, 10:00 a.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Chapel. Interment will follow immediately follow at Sandia Memory Gardens. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 ABQ Journal August 15, 2008
Moore, Curtis Lyle
Curtis Lyle Moore, beloved son of Ione Jane Davis and Curtis Lafayette Moore, brother to William Davis Moore and Frances Moore Giles of Ft. Gaines, GA and Father of Michael Mitcham Moore, born of Sibyl and Curtis, grandparents of Mickey, John and Mary Moore and great-grandparents of Dylan and Braden. Also of Georgia are niece Elaine and nephew Jamie Giles, born to Mrs. Frances Moore Giles and Jim Giles of Ft. Gaines. Curtis Lyle was uncle Si to Ron William, Pat Curtis, Martha Jan Moore, and Gail Moore Manning, sons and daughters of his brother William Davis and JoAnn Curtis Moore of Tijeras Canyon. Si is grand uncle to Corinna and Mariah Williamson Moore, born of Sylvia Williamson and Ron; grandparents of Corrina's sons Cassius and Kenai Moore Hall of Santa Fe, Taos and Espanola. With grand nieces Michelle, Alia Spring and Gaia Manning born to Gail and Bob Manning of Tijeras and Albuquerque. All uncle Si's New Mexican Relations extend Most Affectionate Love and Respect for Helen Clark Moore and Aunt Tina Sanford whom are well at rest in peace. In spirit with consideration and regards to dear friends and extended family members in attendance to uncle Curtis Lyle's Passage; special thanks to Chris and Rush Dudley and families: Katie and Tom Price for Tender Love and Caretaking and Arelia and Mike Brenning's Good Neighborly Support. For especially these years in the wake of great aunt Tina's passage from Si's lifetime. We friends and family of Curtis Lyle Moore wish to express heartfelt appreciation and sincerest thanks to the doctors, nurses, techs and supporting staff of Veterans Hospital for attending uncle Si's entry through the emergency room and his departure from 4 D's hospice suite. As well worthy of note are the Veteran Administrators whom, at long last, afforded Master Sergeant C. L. Moore of the U. S. Air-Army Corps, his just recognition and recovery of full military honors and assist for the past seven years and last seven days of Si's valorous lifetime. For uncle Si served from before and during WWII as a Master Sergeant wing and tail gunner volunteer of the 1st Order of Bomber Escorts from bases in England; shot down, but not out of WWII. He kept on and went back up in the old Army Air Corps Fighting Fortresses, time and time again. For all in US, Si survived the historical first crash landing of the last and only one of thirteen lost volunteer Bomber Escort Crews who made it back to England. He survived to be shot down again. Si endured the Hell frozen long wintry march from Stalag XVII, as the allies advanced. He arrived after too many fell out and froze to death in the POW's forced march through a deep cold dark forest into Stalag XVII B in Austria. Where uncle Si among other survivors arrived on Christmas Eve, to endure and be liberated from whence he returned for a time. Yet he was born in spirit to be a protector and warrior among us. Uncle Si back up at em through the Korean Campaign. Onwards in to top secret Missions, for example he escorted President Harry Truman on time to relieve General MacArthur of duty. Onwards into post war covert op's (on and off military records) to his last known military posting, with a pass from Nellis AFB (nowadays Area 51) in Nevada, where for some as yet, and maybe never to be known reasoning, C. L. Moore had his memory erased. For what? We can only imagine. Uncle Si was electro shocked and cast out of service to fend for himself alone? Uncle Si arrived somehow to his Oasis family hillside as an unknown soldier and stranger to himself, with fragmented recollection to time served, with bits and pieces of falling's out from war all the time and busted family ties in relation to all that was past. As a Master Mechanic and Jack of seemingly all hands on trades, uncle Si began the 49 year process of rediscovery with skills and capabilities. Eventfully, he managed by ways and means to survive in an old 1950 bread truck on a high desert hillside with extended family support, in a seemingly estranged yet welcome way, he became uncle Si, the Candy Man in his remodeled bread van where he took to a talent for actually cooking up chocolate delights for a lot of toddling, long haired hippy kids and their parents with family assistance. He added on to his residence a room he built with a fireplace where he'd whip up enchiladas on occasions. It was room enough for uncle Si to entertain and set up easels for oil on canvas. From whence he found artistic means and ways of painting himself out from the 70's daze, eventually. As well into middle age and prone to especially cold feet through long deep snow bound wintry spells. He found a soul mate in great aunt Tina, whom needed help moving a mobile home onto a lot in a trailer park on downtown's edge of the city county line. He painted a sign for an address to hang on the fence he built and was greatly appreciated and welcomed by aunt Tina. Uncle Si had his own bedroom with indoor plumbing and heat with all the homesteading comforts and friendships with other outstanding characters, akin to Mr. Greenbaum, a refugee of Brooklyn and lower east side of Manhattan, whom would become a dear family friend, known and honored 'unto death' and beyonder by the kids of uncle Si and great aunt Tina's as "Grandfather David". Good years and gatherings we shared on the blue sky's mesa where the balloons took a launch and land in wide open space in relative peace and safety. On through the 80's and part in the 90's of a century ago, there was a sense of weller being and freedom before the developer sprawl of over built and too highly mortgaged security gated complexes cut Sandia Crest from view as the hi power lines and corpo national driven interest to greed fuel'd by fear and hate mongering pol's of principality's drove Si in to witnessin cultural wars all the time from top to bottom on a wide color tv screen from the CNN left to Fox networks right. As if surrounded and captured back into Stalag Xvii, as if all that was of the American dreams gone to hell without even a gondoliers safe landing or handbasket. So maybe uncle Si and all haven't won war all the time, yet. His human kindness and never ending trust in God and country with family and friends did attend our dearly beloved Curtis Lyle Moore through a long struggling few days and his last week in atonement to have won the peace and gone up as a beautiful balloon from Hospice, on Yom Kippour, Hasta La Siempre. Now, as uncle Si said it best before settling down gently to rest, "It's a Miracle"!? All are warmly welcome and invited to attend Curtis Lyle Moore's 89th birthday and Memorial Service at 9:15 am on Thursday, October 30, 2008 for his Military Honor Guard, 21 Gun Salute with Tap's and Old Glory's full flying colors, folded and presented by family and friends to his son, Michael Mitcham Moore of Georgia, from the Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM. Thanks be to God in Jesus Name!!!! French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500 ABQ Journal October 19, 2008
Rufina Moran of Valdez,NM. died Thursay of this week (23 May 1907) at her residence. Wife of Juan Emilio Herrera. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.
The Taos Valley News. Vol.II NO.52 Taos, New Mexico June 23,1938. Headlines says "San Cristobal Man Found Dead." The body of the story reads "N.V. Morris, resident of San Cristobal for the past three years, was found dead in a field last sunday. A Coroners Jury gave a verdict of death from natural causes, but an autopsy performed later by Dr. Onstine proved a heart attack to be the cause of death. Mr.Morris kept bees and sold honey, he was about 70 years old."
Morrison, William Eugene
William Eugene (Gene) Morrison, 79, a longtime resident of Albuquerque, NM, currently residing in Houston, TX with his daughter and son-in-law, passed away peacefully with his family at his bedside on Sunday, July 23, 2006. He joined his parents, John Calvin Morrison and Mildred Morrison; parents-in-law, Rev. L.M. Walker and Gladys Walker; son, Ricky Morrison; sister, Patricia Haulman; and brother, Jack Morrison who have all gone before him to be with their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He is survived by his loving wife, Ruth Aileen Morrison, married now this past February for 60 years; his sister; Rachel Kelsey; his brother-in-law and wife, Rev. Larry and Carmen Walker; his daughter, Cathy Jean Bonner; son-in-law, Arthur Lee Bonner; and his three grandchildren, Waylon Gene Bonner, Arthur Wayne Bonner, and Cheyenne Jean Bonner; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members, and countless friends. Gene was born in Parsons, KS on August 28, 1926. He moved with his family to New Mexico in 1940 and was a graduate of Albuquerque High School where he played football, baseball, and basketball. He was a member of Fruit Avenue Baptist Church where he met the love of his life, "Ruthie". After serving in the United States Air Force in WWII, they were married on February 3, 1946 at Fruit Avenue Baptist Church by Ruth's father, Rev. L.M. Walker. Gene received his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Education from the University of New Mexico where he also played baseball. He later worked on his Doctoral degree in Austin at the University of Texas. In Gene's 32 year career at Albuquerque Public Schools as teacher, counselor, coach, principal, and administrator, he also enjoyed working as a Western Athletic Conference college football official for over 20 years. After his retirement in 1981, he was ordained as a minister at Hoffmantown Baptist Church, where he had been a member for many years. He served at Hoffmantown Baptist Church, Northwest Mesa Baptist Church, Grace Brethren Church and Christian School in Taos, and Hope Christian Schools in Albuquerque. During his career, he made many life long friendships. Gene was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He will be remembered best by his dedication to his wife and family, golfing, bowling, and playing softball with his friends, countless fishing trips to his cabin in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico, and his unshakable faith in God. Gene was involved with many social, civic, and professional organizations including the National Education Association, Rotary Club, Elks Club, Juvenile Probation, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, American Association of Christian Counselors, Association For Religious and Value Issues in Counseling, Association of Christian Marriage Counselors, American Association for School Administrators, National Association of Pupil-Personnel Administrators, and American Personnel and Guidance Association. He was elected to Phi Delta Kappa, National Education Honors Fraternity, and received the Outstanding Leadership Award by Albuquerque Public School Principals. The family thanks everyone for their love, support, and tender care during Gene's 79 years of life. He loved life, and valued his wife, son and daughter, family, and friends as wonderful gifts from God. Services will be held Saturday, 2:00 p.m., July 29, 2006, at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel on Friday, July 28, 2006, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400 ABQ Journal July 27, 2006
Moss, Shirley Wood
Shirley Wood Moss, age 80 of Polson, passed away following a six year struggle with ovarian cancer on Friday, August 29, 2008 at The Retreat Assisted Living. Shirley was born on January 8, 1928 in Carbondale, Pennsylvania to Raymond and Ella Holgate Wood. She graduated with the class of 1946 from Honesdale High School, Honesdale, PA. Following graduation she moved to Pawtucket, Rhode Island where she worked for the Fram Corporation. In 1951, she moved to Los Alamos, NM where her sister Muriel was living. There she worked for the National Laboratories in the business office. She met her husband, James Moss, in Los Alamos and they were married August 29, 1954 in Taos, NM. Following retirement in 1983, they moved to Ute Park, NM. They spent their winters in Lake Havasu City, AZ. During their retirement years, Jim and Shirley traveled extensively with many visits to family and friends. Shirley moved to Polson in 2002 to be near her sister Barbara following the death of her beloved husband, Jim. Barbara was a devoted companion and caregiver to Shirley during the last six years. Shirley had a special place in her heart for children and animals. She enjoyed all the wildlife that would pass by their home in Ute Park - especially the wild turkeys. She was a wonderful aunt to her many nieces and nephews and we will all miss her dearly. Shirley was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Polson and was involved in United Methodist Women throughout her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim; her parents; sister, Muriel Osborn; and brother, Leslie Wood. Shirley is survived by her sisters, Lorna Decker of Honesdale, PA, Barbara and husband, Harry Medland of Polson, MT, Betty and husband, John Chippee of Dover, DE, Patricia and husband, Don Avery of Bath, PA along with many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Polson with Rev. Mark Calhoun officiating. A reception will follow the services in the church hall. Inurnment will follow at a later date. The family suggests memorials to the First United Methodist Church, 301 16th Ave E, Polson, MT 59860. ABQ Journal Wed September 03, 2008
Moya, Maria Alcaria
January 12, 1928 - October 2, 2006 Maria Alcaria Moya – Age 78 a resident of Chama passed away on Monday, October 2, 2006. She was born to Ramon and Vicentita Martinez in Cañada de Los Alamos, New Mexico on January 12, 1928. She married Onofre Moya on January 13, 1944 in Santa Fe, NM. Alcaria was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers; and one son. May their souls rest in peace. Alcaria is survived by her husband, Onofre; 6 daughters and 8 sons: Ramona Jacquez of Fruita, CO, Robert Moya of Blue Springs, Missouri, Flora Sanchez of Fruita, CO, Willie Moya of Chama, Erlinda Moya of Chama, Joe Moya of Farmington, Geneva Loya of Clifton, CO, Jessie Maez of Pagosa Springs, CO, Pauline Moya, Michael Moya, Steven Moya, Candido Moya, Vince Moya, and Ray Moya all of Chama; 35 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren; one brother and three sisters: Emilio Martinez of Fillmore, Utah, Placida Montoya of Las Vegas, NM, Ricarda Lucero of Cañada de Los Alamos, NM, Socorro Oglesby of Maringouin, Louisiana; and numerous other relatives and friends. A rosary will be recited on Thursday, October 5th, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Chama. Celebration of the Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Friday, October 6th, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Chama with Father Clement officiating. Burial will follow at the Chama Community Cemetery with her grandsons serving as pallbearers: Rick Jacquez, Mikey Moya, Santitos Sanchez, Paul Medlin, David Loya and Richard Moya. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be: Mariano Gonzales, Antonio Blea and Channing Moya. The family of Maria Alcaria Moya has placed their trust in the Rivera family of Block-Salazar Mortuary.Telephone 505-753-2288 or Toll Free 1-800-443-4854.Rosary7:00 p.m. Thursday October 5th, 2006 St. Patrick's Catholic Church Chama, New Mexico Mass of the Resurrection 10:00 a.m.~Friday October 6th, 2006St. Patrick's Catholic Church Chama, New Mexico Interment Chama Communityemeteryhama,NewMexico Block-SalazarMortuary305 Calle Salazar ~ Española, NM 87532
December 26, 2006 Horace Mudd was born 18 January 1911 in Greenville TX to Atha N. and Martha Crockett Mudd. The eldest of five boys, he and his family moved to Chelsea, OK in 1925 where he was educated in the Chelsea public schools and NE Oklahoma A&M College. He died peacefully on 26 December 2006 at Plaza de Retiro, his home since 1982. Horace's early work included blacksmithing in the army, tool and die work for Douglas Aircraft and owning his own propane delivery and shop. He was raised a master mason in 1947 in Chelsea Lodge 84 and was a member of Bent Lodge 42 of Taos, NM. Horace changed careers in 1950 when he was licensed to preach by the Methodist Church of Oklahoma. He took great pride that 8 of his 10 church appointments included successful building or remodeling. He built and dedicated the Fairland and Welch churches and consecrated the Church of Laverne. He also served churches at Foyl, Weletka, Konawa, Pawnee, Okemah, Boise City and Mooreland. He was preceded in death by son, Ronal and daughter, Etta Jewel, in addition to his wife Lorena and later wife Esther. Surviving are his brother Edd, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held on December 28, 2006 at Plaza de Retiro in Taos, NM. His cremains will be buried in the family plot in the Chelsea Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, he requested donations be made to El Pueblito United Methodist Church 6481 NDCBU, Taos, NM 87571.
Muniz, Catherine Mae Catalina
Catherine Mae Catalina Muniz, age 45, of Santa Fe, NM, passed away on Tuesday, August 19, 2003, following a lengthy illness. She was preceded in death by her parents: Candido Muniz and Carolina Martinez. Catherine was born May 1, 1958 in Embudo, New Mexico. She married Dan Moore in 1998. Ms. Muniz attended New Mexico State and UNM. She was employed as a Rural Environmental Specialist in northern New Mexico. She worked to improve water distribution and establish pollution controls by helping communities receive federal and state grants. Catherine was always concerned about environmental issues and Hispanic/Chicano cultural issues She was a parishioner of St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Albuquerque, NM and was active in a Catholic Charismatic group. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed in her name of Catalina Muniz to the Taos Community Foundation, 229 A. Camino de La Placita, P.O. Box 1925, Taos, New Mexico 87571. She is survived by her husband, Dan Moore; daughter, Sarah Marie Muniz and fiancé Daniel Martinez; grandson, Christopher Xavier Martinez; sisters: Anita Luera, Evelyn Martinez and husband Wilfred Rodriguez; brother, Candido Muniz and wife Violanda Lopez; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives. A rosary will be recited on Friday, August 22, 2003, 7:00 p.m. at Berardinelli Family Chapel. A memorial mass will be celebrated on Saturday, August 23, 2003, 10:30 a.m. at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 11401 Indian School Road, NE, Albuquerque, NM. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, 1399 Luisa Street, 984-8600. ABQ Journal August 21, 2003
Jose Muniz, 90, of Rodarte died Thursday December 25, 2003. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edonilia Muniz and sister, Delia Sanchez. He is survived by his children, Priscilla Munoz of Albuquerque, Shirley Vigil of Grants, Victor Muniz of Albuquerque, Joe Muniz of Rodarte, Modesto Muniz and wife Mary of Ranchos de Taos, Betty Martinez of Rodarte, and Freddy Gonzales of Albuquerque; 21 grandchildren, and many other relatives. Services have been held with burial at Penasco Cemetery. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home.
John Munoz, 41, of Ranchos de Taos passed away on January 08, 2007. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Munoz, daughters, Leeandra and Amanda Munoz, mother, Shirley Mae Gutierrez of Hawaii, sisters, Gina Gurule of Taos, Vina Gutierrez of San Diego, CA, Nidia Gutierrez of Hawaii, grandmother, Mary Munoz of Aguilar, CO and uncle, John Gonzales. He is also survived by parents in law, Blas & Magdalena Romero, brother in law, Ben Romero, nephews and nieces, Jasmine and Javier Gurule, Mia Gutierrez, James and Ben Romero Jr., many other relatives and friends. Memorial service was held January 11, 2007 at Rivera Chapel.
Murphy, Joe V.
Joe V. Murphy, 88, of Taos passed away on September 28, 2006. Joe was born to Joe Virgil and Lora Murphy in Texas and spent many years in McAllen, Texas. He was a journalism student at the University of Texas Austin, Texas where he graduated. During World War II he served as a war correspondent in Bolivia. His parents purchased a home in Taos Canyon in the early 50s and they kept spending more and more time there so they retired and moved to Taos permanently, living at their home they named the Perdanales. Joe also moved with them and helped with the antique business they started there. He also worked in several of the galleries in Taos and loved to hang out at the Taos Inn where he lived for a while. Joe loved the arts and literature. He enjoyed telling tourists all the great things about Taos, his adopted home. His last years were spent at Taos Living Center where many of his friends came often to bring him books and visit, which he appreciated very much. Services were held on October 24, 2006 at St. James Episcopal Church in Taos. Burial will be in the family plot in Holland, Texas at a later date. The family appreciates all the kindness Joe's Taos friends bestowed him. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home.
Teresa "Terri" Murry, of Red River, NM, passed away in Santa Fe, NM. At St. Vincent's Hospital on September 6, 2006. She was born in Bon Carbo, CO, on March 4, 1937 to Napoleon "Paul" Shannon and Maria Andrea Shannon. For fortyfour years she lived and worked in Red River, NM. Teresa was preceded in death by her parents, Two brothers, and two sisters. Survivors are husband Jerry Murry, Red River, NM, one son James Allen Murry (Rhonda) Red River, two grandsons Ryan Murry, Red River, Justin Lee (Jenifer) of Roswell, NM, 2 sistersinlaw Pat (Pete) Kraintz, Mission Viejo, CA, Margie Shannon, Pueblo, CO, and three sisters Anna Marie (Ernest) Abeyta, Pueblo CO, Joan Pauline Shannon, Weston CO, Edna (Rudy) Jiménez, Santa Fe, NM, two brothers John Shannon, Bon Carbo, CO, Edward (Judy) Shannon, Bon Carbo, CO. She also has numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the American Diabetes Association. Services are pending. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service. 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505, 984-8600.
Muste, John M.
John M. Muste '49, of Taos, N.Mex.; Sept. 5, after a long illness. He was on the faculty at Ohio State from 1958 until 1986, when he retired as associate dean of the college of humanities. In Taos he was on the board of the Friends of the Library, serving two terms as president and two as vice president, and was on the board of the Taos Institute of Arts. A member of the Taos Archaeological Society, he taught a course in modern literature at the University of New Mexico at Taos. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and is survived by his wife, Jean, 414 Placitas Rd., #31, Taos 87571; two sons; two grandchildren; and a sister.
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