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Radovanovic, Biljana
Biljana Radovanovic, 44, of Taos passed away on October 20, 2006. She is preceded in death by her parents Tom and Dana Radovanovic. She is survived by her sister, Snezana Radovanovic, nephew and niece Filip and Nadja Radovanovic and her friend Jon G. Iverson. Services will be held in Nevada. Arrangements by Rivera Funeral Home, www.riverafuneralhome.com

Rael, A. Wilfred
A. Wilfred Rael 56, of Questa passed away unexpectedly on February 13, 2007. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Loretta Rael, parents, Moises & Juanita Rael and sister, Linda Rael. He is survived by his wife, Penny Rael, children, Tammy Rael (Juan), Brian Rael (Rosita), Jason (Renee), Daniel Rael (Anna) and Gabriel Rael, grandchildren, Andrew, Kryshelle, Kylee, Alicia and Aaliyah Rael, brothers and sisters, Moises Rael (Jeannie), David Rael (Petra), Patsy Rael and Rodney Rael (Ana) and many other relatives. Rosary will be held on Friday, February 16, 2007 at 7 PM at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Questa. Funeral mass will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2007 at 10 AM at St. Anthony Catholic Church with interment to follow the Paradie Ponds/Rael Family Cemetery.

Rael, Alfonso
December 14, 2005 Alfonso Rael, 87, of Questa, passed away on December 14, 2005. He was retired from Asarco Copper Mine in Silver Bell, AZ. He was a Peregrino and member of St. Anthony's Church. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jose Antonio and Stella Rael, brothers, Jacobo, Rudolfo and Fred Rael and brother-in-law Louis Ortiz. He is survived by his wife, Cora Rael, children, Anthony Rael (Margarita) of Tucson, AZ, Patsy Wallace (Lynn) of Belen, Dianna Rael Trujillo (Stephen) of Taos, Selimo Rael (Kathy) of Santa Fe, sisters, Eva Gallegos (Chris) of Questa, Eufelia Ortiz and her late husband Louis, brothers, Ben Rael (Evangeline) of Taos, Gustavo Rael (Aurora) of Questa, Jose Redolio Rael of Questa and 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. A Wake service by Deacon Felimon Rael and a Rosary by the Peregrinos was held on Friday, December 16, 2005 at St. Anthony's Church in Questa. Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, December 17, 2005 at St. Anthony's Church. Interment was held at San Pedro Cemetery. In leau of flowers please send donations to St. Anthony's Parish in Questa.

Rael, Cecilia
Cecilia Rael, 76 years of age and resident of Questa, passed away Wednesday the 3rd of February. She is survived by her husband, Fred Rael; four sons, Fred Jr. and wife, Gloria from Questa, Raymond and wife, Marie from Taos, Rodney from San Antonio, TX, and Henry Rael from Albuquerque; three daughters, Barbara Vigil and husband, Gene from Albuquerque, Lourdes Rael from Questa and Novella Rael from New York; two brothers, Manuel Maes and wife, Lupe, and Amadeo Maes all tfrom Albuquerque; two sisters, Fedelina Trujillo from Black Lake and Mercedes Jaramillo from Questa. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. at St. Anthonys Catholic Church with interment following at the El Pueblito Cemetery in Questa. ABQ Journal February 07, 1999

Rael, Edwardo
The Taos News Friday, June 17, 2005 Eduardo Rael, 90, of Taos died Tuesday after a brief illness. He led a full life as an opera and concert singer, national guardsman, state legislator, sculptor and voice/piano teacher. He grew up in Talpa and went to school in Ranchos de Taos and Taos. In his high school years he enrolled and finished at the Herrick Dramatic School in Denver, where he took acting classes. He then went to New York City and studied at the Julliard School of Music. Later he obtained a full scholarship to complete his music degree at the Cincinnati College of Music. As he embarked on his career as a professional opera singer, he sang in German, Italian, French, Spanish and English, and was categorized a lyric baritone. He sang with the opera companies in New York and Boston and was the star baritone of the Charles Wagner Opera Company, performing around the world. After leaving the opera, he spent several years on the concert circuit. After more than 20 years of singing, performing and touring, he settled back in Taos in the 1960s. He served in the New Mexico Legislature and helped establish the state parks and wild and scenic river areas of the Rio Grande from Velarde to the Colorado border. He began sculpting in wood and stone and had his pieces exhibited in museums throughout New Mexico. During his time in Cincinnati he met Helen Wurlitzer, accompanied her to Taos where she built a home, and helped her establish the Wurlitzer Foundation, which continues to support those who endeavor in all aspects of the visual and performing arts, including opera. He is survived by his daughters, Melissa Valesca Rael and husband Bradley Luse of Aspen Hill, Md., Lynda Monica Rael Ortega and husband Arturo Ortega of Albuquerque; son, Edmundo Matthew Rael of Denver; four grandchildren; companion and friend, Eloise Rael; and many other relatives and friends. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at the San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church in Ranchos de Taos. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at the same church with burial to follow at Talpa Cemetery. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home, 758-3841.

Rael, Eugenio
November 30, 2005 Eugenio Rael, 91, of Taos and formerly of Questa passed away on November 30, 2005. He was an educator at the Questa school system and also taught veterans cabinet making after WWII. He was also a general contractor and later returned to his first love of making Spanish colonial furniture. He was an outstanding artisan and he has three pieces at the NM State Capital which include a banco and two armchairs. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Cecilia Cisneros Rael, son, Bobby Rael, brothers, Moises, Juan Benito, Elirio and Malaquias Rael, granddaughter, Loretta Valdez. He is survived by his wife, Cecilia Vigil Rael, children, Anita Valdez, Dianna Rael-Apodaca (Leroy), Martha Rael Nimon (Manuel), Jean Rael, Ruben Rael (Patricia), stepchildren, Diana Candelaria, Frances Montoya (Eloyed), David Fresquez (Rita), sisters, Priscilla Galliour (John) and Lila Rodriquez (Bialquin), 20 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and many other relatives. Rosary will be recited on Friday, December 02, 2005 at 7 PM at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Questa. Funeral mass will be held on Saturday, December 03, 2005 at 11 AM at St. Anthony Church with interment to follow at San Pedro Cemetery.

Rael, Felicita Ernestina
Felicita Ernestina Rael, 87, of Taos passed away on November 5,2007. She preceded in death by her husband Silviano Rael who passed away January 1957, brother, David Martinez and sister, Patrocinia Cordova. She is survived by her children: Silviano "Silver" Rael (Loyola) of Arroyo Seco, Felix Rael of Santa Monica, CA., Andy Rael (Sinfer) of Arroyo Hondo, Drucilla Orona (Tom) of Placitas, NM., grandchildren, Francine Rael, Suzanne Martinez, Anjanette Richardson, Krista Rael, Roxanne Summers, Jeanette Valdez, Sofia Valdez, Xochitl Foldenauer, Isaac Orona and Derrick Archuleta. Memorial mass was held on Wednesday, November 07, 2007 at 10 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with interment at Arroyo Hondo Community Cemetery.

Rael, Fillie M.
Fillie M. was called home by Our Lord on Monday, January 2, 2008 at the age of 90. She was preceded in death by her husband Moises Rael. She is survived by three sons; Leroy Carrillo Sr. and wife Mary Ann, Chris Herrera and wife Connie both of Albuquerque, Rodger Carrillo and wife Marty, of Taos NM, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of Ascension Catholic Church, enjoyed playing bingo and visiting with family and friends. We will miss her deeply! A Mass will be celebrated on Monday, January 7, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at Ascension Catholic Church. A private interment of cremated remains will occur at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque 225 San Mateo Blvd NE 764-9663 ABQ Journal January 06, 2008

Rael, Jose Eulogio
Jose Eulogio Rael age 55 from Questa, NM. died at his residence 28 May 1907. He died of Pulmonia Fiebre Plurecia (Pneumonia Fever Pleurisy). La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Rael, Julian Anthony
Julian Anthony Rael age 17. died Oct 8,1968 in a motor vehicle accident. Resident of Picuris Pueblo,NM. He is survived by his parents Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Rael; Brothers Joseph, Fernando, Ignacio, Benito, Joseph and Edward Rael; Sisters Florence, Karen, Sharon, Alfreida and Sandra Rael. Taos News Oct. 10,1968 1 & Oct 17,1968 5 & 6. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Rael, Malquiades
Wray Rattler – 2-28-1913 Malquiades Rael, assessor of Taos county, was murdered in his sleep in his home at Taos, N.M.

Rael, Precilla
Precilla M. Rael, 78 of Questa passed away at Holy Cross Hospital in Taos on May 16, 2009. Precilla was born on May 22, 1930 to Luís and Trinidad Romero in Cimarrón, New Mexico. She was a member of Ancianos. She loved bingo, craft fairs, and farmers market. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Agustín Rael, five brothers and four sisters. Precilla is survived by three daughters; Maryalda Hernández, Elsie Rael (Félix), Trini (David) 'Rael' Trujillo all of Questa, two sons; Johnny (Martha) Rael of Carlsbad, NM, Andrew (Peggy) Rael of Questa, thirteen grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. The Funeral Mass was held on May 20, 2009 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Cerro at 1:00 PM with interment following at San Pedro Cemetery in Questa. Arrangements were made with Weylen's Funeral Home in Questa, New Mexico.

Ramirez, Abe
Abe Ramirez, 38, passed away December 7, 1998. He is survived by wife, Mariana Ramirez; son, Isaac; parents, Carlotta and Arturo Ramirez; brothers; sisters; other family and friends who loved and will miss him. A service will be held at Albuquerque Bible Church, 320 Montano NW at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 10, 1998. Memorial services in Taos are pending. Arrangements by Direct Services, 2919 4th NW, 343-8008.          ABQJournal December 10, 1998

Ramirez, Clemente
Clemente "Nico" Ramirez – Age 65 of Ojo Caliente, passed on to a better life on Saturday, January 13, 2007 after a lengthy illness. His father, Guadalupe Arrey; and two sons: Victor and Jessie Ramirez, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Maxine; his mother, Lela of Arrey, New Mexico; three children: Gino, Leroy and wife Loretta and Connie Ramirez all of Las Cruces, NM; three step children: Marcus Maestas and wife Leah of Denver, Colorado, Atley Maestas of Ojo Caliente, Crystal Martinez and husband Michael of Ojo Caliente; mother-in-law, Lupe Sena; brother-in-law, Nick and his wife Bernice Sena all of Ojo Caliente; five brothers: Marty and wife Silvia Arrey, Douglas and wife Elaine Arrey, Larry and wife Alicia, Jerry and Alex Arrey all of Las Cruces; three sisters: Julia and husband Frank Dominguez, Dolores Diaz, Annette Fuentes and her companion Brian all of Las Cruces, NM; he is also survived by his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces and other relatives; a special cousin, Stella Arrey of Santa Fe; their closest friend, Lillian Gallegos of Alcalde; and two little angels who were "La Luz de su Casa," Miquela and Aliana Martinez of Ojo Caliente. A rosary will be recited on Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ojo Caliente. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Thursday, January 18, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Mary's Catholic Church with father Pat Chavez officiating. Interment will follow at the Ojo Caliente Catholic Cemetery with the following serving as pallbearers: Nick Sena, Atley and Marcus Maestas, Michael Martinez, Marty Arrey and Joey Sedillo. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be: Stella Arrey, Lillian Gallegos, Kate Correa, Nor a Arellano and Dr. Kathleen Maley. The family of Clemente "Nico" Ramirez has placed their trust in the Rivera family of Block-Salazar Mortuary.

Randall, John A.
John A. Randall, 68, lifelong resident of Taos, NM, with the exception of approximately a year spent in Carrie Tingley Hospital in Truth or Consequences when he was recovering from polio at age 17, passed away March 31, 2005. Mr. Randall was a graduate of Taos High School and earned his BS in Industrial Arts Education at UNM. John grew up in the family lumber business and returned after college in 1960 to work 37 1/2 years and to retire as manager of the lumber and hardware divisions of Randall Lumber Co., Inc. in 1997 but continued to manager the family owned real estate holdings. He was also a rancher in the Taos and Clayton areas and in Bountiful, CO. Mr. Randall had served as an elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Taos and Ranchos Presbyterian Church in Ranchos de Taos. He was a past president of the Taos County Chamber of Commerce, Taos Lions Club, and the Taos Historical Museums. He was a past Worshipful Master of Bent Lodge #42, AF & AM and had served on the Board of Directors of the Mountain States Lumber Dealers Association. He also had served previously on the Taos County Fair Board. In 2002, he was named one of Taos County's Unsung Heroes by the The Taos News. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elisha and Erna Randall. He is survived by Patricia, his wife of 44 years; and by his sons, Boyd (Lisa) and Keith (Sandi); and grandchildren, Hayden and Sarah; sister, Minnie Lou Stephens of Albuquerque; and brothers, Charles (Dorothy) and Merlin (Ada) of Taos; aunt, Martha Tecklenburg of Gallup; and nieces, nephews, and cousins. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at the Taos First Presbyterian Church, and remembrance celebration will be held immediately following at the Juan Gonzales Agricultural Center on Chamisa Road in Taos. Mr. Randall requested that memorial contributions be made to one of the following: Ranchos Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 36, Ranchos de Taos 87557; The Couse Foundation, P.O. Box 1436, Taos, NM 87571 or Taos Historic Museums, P.O. Drawer CCC, Taos, NM 87571. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. To sign guestbook go to riverafuneralhome.com    ABQJournal April 03, 2005

Redding, Green
21 Jan 1905 Double Killing. Charles Purdy 70 and Green Redding 19, son of E.S. Redding of Questa,NM. Both miners were shot and killed by John Conly 42 of Red River, NM. About 1:00 PM Monday 16 Jan 1905 at the mining camp at Canon de Guadalupe about 3 miles from Questa,NM. John Conly was found guilty of 1st degree murder at trial in Taos, NM and was hanged shortly thereafter. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Reddish, Joan Tanner
Joan Tanner Reddish 1936 - 2006, died of respiratory failure in Taos on November 19, 2006, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Born the second child of Grace and Obert Tanner in Palo Alto, CA, Joan lived in Salt Lake City in her youth and attended the University of Utah. She moved to Washington in 1976 and then to New Mexico in 1998. Joan loved her life in the spacious beauty of the Taos area, where her brilliant spirit lived near the earth, enjoying the gifts of all its seasons. A spiritual teacher to many, she was also a gifted artist, working in a variety of art forms. Giving generously of herself and means, Joan worked with women and children in need. Her home was an open place for many who sought her wisdom. She is survived by her sons Patrick, his wife Gwen and son Finn, of Park City, UT; Jonathan of Salt Lake City, UT; and Christopher of Los Angeles, CA; her sister Carolyn Tanner Irish of Salt Lake City, UT; and her brother David Obert Tanner of San Diego, CA, as well as four nephews and nieces. Gathering of family and friends was held on November 25, 2006 at her residence. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to local food banks. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home.

Reeves, Ozzie
Ozzie Reeves, 84, formerly of La Villita, New Mexico died in Tulsa, Oklahoma on June 16, 2010. He was born in Camp springs, Texas to the late James W. and Valeria (Lipham) Reeves. During his childhood, his family traveled between Alabama and Arizona where Ozzie worked delivering groceries, picking cotton, and selling citrus fruit on street corners. He attended various elementary schools in Alabama, Texas and Arizona but the greatest regret of his life was that he was only able to complete eighth grade. Wanting a better life for himself, he enlisted in the Navy at age 17, convincing his mother to forge his father's signature to allow him to join while underage. He enlisted as a ship's serviceman cobbler and served on the USS Vicksburg seeing action in the Pacific Theater during WWII. During his service in the Navy, he learned telecommunications and following his honorable discharge, he went to work for Mountain States Telephone Company as a lineman and cable splicer. He worked on the telephone lines between El Paso, Texas and Trinidad, Colorado. In 1947, he lived in Los Alamos, New Mexico and worked as a cable splicer and lineman at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Additionally, he worked on the weekends for J.E. "Tip" Tipton who owned the Espanola Telephone Company. One of the towns in which he did telephone work was Las Vegas, New Mexico where he met one of the switchboard operators, Jane Ellen Cartwright. On December 4, 1948, they were married in Las Vegas, New Mexico. In 1951, Ozzie had the opportunity to purchase the telephone company in Chama, New Mexico. He and Jane moved to Chama where he did all of the outside work (putting up poles, stringing wire and maintaining the lines) and Jane operated the switchboard, did inside installation and handled the billing. They started with 46 customers and had 4,600 when they sold it. In 1957, he purchased the telephone company in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, moved his family over there, and commuted between Pagosa and Chama. In 1958, he sold the Pagosa company and he and the family moved back to Chama. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and he and Ozzie Washburn often led hunting and fishing expeditions, once taking an editor for Sports Illustrated up on the Cumbres to fish. He was responsible for putting in the telephone lines that went over Cumbres Pass into Antonito. Colorado. Several times he assisted the train crews on the D&RGW when they became stuck going over the Cumbres Pass. He worked hard to get the village of Chama incorporated and was elected one of its first councilmen. Prior to that, recognizing the need for fresh, pure drinking water in Chama, he became president of the Community Water Association which, through a state aid program, drilled a deep well, installed pumps and tanks and extended water lines. He was instrumental in the completion of Highway 64 from Taos to Tierra Amarilla. In 1962, he purchased the Espanola Telephone Company from J.E. Tipton and merged that with his Chama company to form the Rio Arriba Telephone Company. His family moved to La Villita in July 1962. In Espanola he was a member of Kiwanis Club, a volunteer fireman, one of the original founders of Valley National Bank, and a board member of El Pueblo State Bank (now Community Bank). He also worked with Roy Honstein to develop Big Rock Shopping Center becoming a part owner of Valley Drugs and Tewa Lanes Bowling Alley. In 1966, he sold the telephone company to Trans-Continental Telephone and realized a life-long dream of owning race horses, traveling to Kentucky to purchase four thoroughbred yearlings who would become La Villita Ruler, La Villita Lady, Princess Flame, and Nasky Lyn. He owned, raced and trained thoroughbreds until 1981 racing at tracks in California, New Mexico, Colorado, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania eventually owning fifty and standing two stallions at stud-O Be Joyful and Real Petty. During this time he was a member of the New Mexico Horse Breeders' Association and lobbied for passage of a bill to award incentive monies to owners and breeders of New Mexico breds. In 1980 he was awarded the association's Horseman of the Year Award. Throughout his life he was very active politically. In 1968 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention and in 1982, he was elected to serve on the Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative Board of Directors. In 1993, he sold his property in New Mexico and purchased a 1600-acre ranch in Vera, Oklahoma where he raised cattle and pecans. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 52 years, Jane; his brothers, James Douglas Reeves and Richard Zenther Reeves. He is survived by his long-time companion, Betty Joy With; his children, daughter Marilyn Reeves and husband Matthew Maes; son Mike Reeves; and daughter Peggy and husband Howard Reed; four grandsons, Jason, Justin and John Scott and Robert Reeves; two great-grandchildren, Aiden Ozzie Scott and Olivia Jane Scott; his brother Larry Reeves and wife Jamie; and his sister Barbara "Bobbie" Swinney. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Ozzie's life will be held in September. Donations in Ozzie's memory may be made to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, P.O. Box 3387, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. ABQ Journal June 27, 2010

Reifsnyder, William E.
William E. Reifsnyder, Ph.D., 82, of Lama passed away on November 03, 2006. He is preceded in death by his wife, Marylou Reifsnyder. He is survived by his son, Gawain Reifsnyder and wife, Stephanie of Tennessee, daughters, Rita M. Hall and Cheryl Lama both of La Lama, four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Memorial service will be held on Monday, November 20, 2006 at 5 PM at the La Lama Firehouse. For more information visit http://Bill.Reifsnyder.net. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home.

Remaly, Connie Rose Fina
Connie Rose Remaly nee Fina, age 51, wife of Martin Remaly, of 126 Verdolaga Road Las Colonias, Taos, New Mexico, died October 17, 2003. She was the daughter of Robert P. Fina and Nancy J. Fina nee Weiler of Albrightsville, Pennsylvania. Connie graduated from St. Francis Academy in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and she graduated Cum Laud from Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts. Subsequently she earned a BFA Degree from the School of Fine Arts at Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. She and her husband established residence in Taos in 1991. She became an artisan in the Taos Artisans Cooperative Gallery of Fine Crafts on Bent Street in Taos. Connie was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Taos and was also an active Guadalupana in the annual June pilgrimage for vocations for the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. She is survived by her parents, Robert and Nancy; her husband, Martin; a son, Joshua Franco and daughter-in-law, Colleen of Albuquerque, New Mexico; a daughter, Jasmine Kern nee Franco and son-in-law, Ryan Kern, of Allentown, Pennsylvania; a step-daughter, Mattea Remaly; a step-son, Cullen Remaly, both of Clinchfield, Georgia, and a brother, Michael J. Fina, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. All services will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Taos, NM. The Guadalupana Women's Rosary will be recited on Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. The Holy Memorial Mass will be celebrated by Fr. George, on Friday, October 24, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. Donations may be sent to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 205 Don Fernando, Taos, NM. 87571. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. Albuq. ABQJournal October 21, 2003

Rendon, Juanita M. Padilla
Juanita M. Padilla de Rendon Age 25 years, 11 months of Arroyo Seco, NM. Died 3 May 1910 about 3:00 PM. Survived by husband Ricardo Rendon, 3 year old son and grandmother Maria Sencion T. de Padilla.

Rendon, Maria Edwarda
Maria Edwarda Rendon age 10 years of Valdez, NM died last friday 3 May 1907at her residence. She was the daughter of Dioniso Rendon and Maria Dela Paz Rendon. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Reyna, Hilario
Hilario Reyna age 71, Resident of Taos Pueblo, NM. died in Santa Fe, NM. July 12,1968. He is survived by his wife Crucita Mondragon de Reyna; Daughter Mrs. Lorrain Montoya, Juanita R. Gomez; Sons Jerry Mondragon, Tony Delfino, Mike and Rafael Reyna and John Ranier. Taos News July 18,1968 B 2. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Ribak, Beatrice Mandelman
Albuquerque Journal, July 12, 1998, Beatrice Mandelman Ribak, 85, of Taos, passed away at home late on the evening of June 24, 1998, most likely the longest residing artist living in the Taos community. Bea was born on December 31, 1912 to Louis and Anna Lisker Mandelman in Newark, New Jersey. Always an artist, her early years in the New York area led to contacts with leading artists of the day. She studied at the School of Fine and Industrial Art in Newark, New Jersey, College for Women (Rutgers University) and the Art Students League, and also studied independently with several artists, most notably with Fernand Leger in Paris during 1948-1949. Bea was part of the Works Progress Administration's Federal Arts Project, working both as a serigrapher and muralist. In 1942 she married her late husband, artist Louis Ribak, and in 1944 they moved to Taos, having come to the southwest at the suggestion of Ribak's teacher, the artist John Sloan. Bea and Louis founded and taught at the Taos Valley Art School from 1947 through its closing in 1953. They were part of the founding of the Taos Art Association and the Stables Gallery in the early 50's and through the years were passionately committed to their art and ideals, and always actively involved in the Taos art community. In their life together, they resided for periods in Mexico and Greece, and also traveled extensively, travels motivated in large part by Bea's adventurous spirit and profound curiosity about life. After Louis Ribak's death in 1979, Bea continued to travel regularly to Mexico and one to Brazil, with each trip inspiring new developments in her paintings. Bea's work reflects an intense, lifelong commitment to art, her persevering will and intent to achieve her own truly unique expression in art. Bea's work has been shown regionally in many galleries. She has shown at a multitude of museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Modern Art, National Gallery of Art, Metropolitan Museum, Museum of New Mexico, University of New Mexico Art Museum and the Harwood Museum. The subject of numerous articles (latest being Forbes, May 4, 1998 issue), a book titled Beatrice Mandelman, Taos Modernist was published by the University of New Mexico Press in 1995. She is survived by a loving community of friends and colleagues together with cousins, nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Bea Mandelman to the Harwood Museum to provide funding for the purchase of works by living artists of the Taos area. A community memorial service will be held at the Harwood Museum on Friday, July 17, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Richmond, Rainelle B.
Richmond, Rainelle B.; 48; Taos Pueblo; died September 17, 1998; Albuquerque Journal North, Friday, September 18, 1998, page 2

Riddle, Walter R.
Questa, New Mexico- Walter R. Riddle, 91. Sunset- August 16, 2006. He was born to John Riddle and Alma Gannon. Sunrise- December 29, 1914.  He married Priscilla Arellano in 1959. His hobbies included listening to music, fishing, and auto mechanics. He spent a lot of time caring for his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and three sisters, one son; Ramon "Pard" Sanchez and one daughter-in-law; Judith Cater. Walter is survived by three daughters; Debbie Riddle- Questa, June Riddle- Questa, Vangie (Richard) Gonzales- Dixon, two sons, Roger Blanco- Questa, Larry (Gloria) Sanchez-Questa, two adopted daughters, Dr. Anita Gomez- Taos, and Denise Anderson-Taos, 18 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren. Viewing took place on Friday August 18th from 1pm to 7pm with Service following at 7pm at Weylen's Funeral Home in Questa. Funeral service was held at Weylen's Funeral Home in Questa on August 19, 2006 at 1pm with Burial following at Presbyterian Cemetery in Cerro. Arrangements were made with Weylen's Funeral Home in Questa, New Mexico

Rippetoe, Maclovia Agnes
October 7, 2005 Maclovia Agnes Rippetoe, 86, of Taos passed away on October 07, 2005. She is preceded in death by her parents, Sabino & Ambrosia Casaus. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Fred C. Rippetoe, Sr., children, Louis Trujillo (Viola) of San Diego, CA, Dorothy Ortega (Ernest) of Colbert, WA, Carol Rippetoe of Talpa and Freddie Rippetoe Jr. of Taos. She is also survived by three grandchildren, three great grandchildren and brother, Desiderio Casaus of Denver, CO.Rosary was recited on October 12, 2005 at 7 PM at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church in Ranchos de Taos. Funeral mass was held w on October 13, 2005 at San Francisco de Asis Church. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home.

Ritchie, Lyndel M.
Lyndel M. Ritchie was born in Eugene, MO, April 11, 1924. Our loving father, grandfather and friend passed away Friday, August 10, 2007. Lyndel grew up in Jefferson City, MO where he graduated from high school in 1942. He joined the Navy after high school and served for the duration of WWII, receiving his Honorable Discharge in 1946. Lyndel then began his 35 year career with Mt. States Telephone Company, with a short interruption. In 1950 the National Guard, which he had joined the previous year, was activated and shipped to Ft. Bliss, TX. He made Master Sergeant and at the end of the Korean trouble in 1952, he was again discharged, returning back to Albuquerque to resume his career with Mt. States. On June 21, 1947, Lyndel and Jean were married at First Presbyterian Church in Albuquerque. They lived in Albuquerque together until 1958, when then moved to Belen where Lyndel became manager of the Belen area Telephone Company Office. Over the next twenty four years, Lyndel's dedicated career with the Telephone Company sent them to live in Artesia and Taos, NM, before finally retiring out of the Albuquerque office in 1982. As well, Lyndel was a member of La Mesa Presbyterian Church, where he previously served as Elder and Deacon. Active in several Civic and Fraternal Organizations, Lyndel was a longtime member of the Belen Bethlehem Masonic Lodge #56, where he was Master of the Blue Lodge. He also served as president of the Rotary Club and President of the Chamber of Commerce, to name a few. Lyndel loved to travel, making two trips to California this year to spend cherished time with his family, whom he loved and was so proud of. Lyndel also loved the outdoors, camping and fishing. A regular on the golf course, he was never short of a good golf story or joke. However, his most fond and favorite times were those spent with family and friends. Lyndel was a dear and gentle man and he will be truly missed. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 59 1/2 years, Jean L. Ritchie, who passed away January 17, 2007 and his brother, Roy Ritchie Jr. Lyndel is survived by his loving and devoted family: sons, Jerry Ritchie and his wife, Chari of Albuquerque, Bill Ritchie and his wife, Cherie of Goleta, CA; his granddaughter, Chelsea of Albuquerque; sister-in-law, Illa Ritchie of Tucumcari, NM; nieces, Pam Woodard of Phoenix, AZ, Faye Followill and husband, Fred of Livermore, CA, Melinda Willebrand and husband, David, Becky Evans and husband, Jim, all of Tucumcari; cousin, Sue Lyn Hatcher of Victoria, TX; and numerous dear friends who loved and will miss him. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel of Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery on Saturday, August 18, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Trey Hammond of La Mesa Presbyterian Church will officiate. Burial will follow in the Cemetery with U.S. Navy Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Lyndel's name to La Mesa Presbyterian Church, 7401 Copper NE, ABQ, NM. 87108. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW, ABQ. 505-343-8008 ABQ Journal August 17, 2007

Rivali, George E.
December 21, 2006 George E. Rivali, 70, of Taos passed away on December 21, 2006. He retired in December of 1999 from the Taos Municipal Schools where he worked as a mechanic. He is preceded in death by his parents Luis and Albessa Rivali. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Emilia (Millie) Rivali, sons, G. Wayne Rival (Tina) and Luis A. Rivali (Melanie) both of Taos, sisters, Rose Clark (Dan), Elsie Lucero (Lee), Flora Torres (Ernest), Elva Tafoya (Leo), Ginger Spivey (Gene), Jane Trujillo (Archie), sisters-in-law, Frances Martinez, Polly Varos (Bobby), Juanita Roybal (Carpio Romero). Rosary was recited on Friday, December 22, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Funeral mass was held on December 23, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Interment was held at the Rivali Family Cemetery in Taos.

Rivera, Alex
Alex Rivera, 72, born in Taos, NM, a 45-year resident of Albuquerque, died July 16, 2002. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Connie Rivera of the family home; daughter, Mary Frances Candelaria and husband, Nick of Albuquerque; son, Alex Rivera, Jr. of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Daniel and Bonnie Candelaria of Albuquerque; brother, Orlando Rivera and wife, Josie of Taos, NM; brother-in-law, Toby Garcia and wife, Della of Taos, NM; sister-in-law, Bonnie Chacon of Taos, NM, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Pablo and Josefina Rivera; brothers, Manuel and Joe Rivera; sisters, Loyola Mares and Eulogia Martinez. Services will be held Friday, July 19, 2002, 9:00 a.m., at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Coronado Ward, 5709 Haines Ave. NE. Interment will take place at 11:30 a.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Thursday, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friends may also visit one hour prior to service in the Relief Society Room at the church. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. ABQJournal    July 18, 2002

Rivera, Clodoveo
Clodoveo Rivera, 96, of Taos passed away on April 12, 2006. He worked in mines through out the Southwest. He is preceded in death by his sisters, Criselda Archuletta, Tila Terry and Clorinda Rivera, his brothers, Salvador Rivera, Frank Rivera and Daniel Rivera and grandson, Stifka Rivera. He is survived by his wife, Marie Rivera, children, Patrick Rivera from Costilla, Robert Rivera from Taos, Steven Rivera (Berlinda) from Amalia, Richard Henry Rivera (Pauline) from Denver, CO, David Rivera from Taos, Ted Trujillo from Red River, Raymond Varela (Christina) from Stockton, CA, Carla Gonzales (Gary) from Taos and Louise Graves (Tony) from Taos, sisters, Orvila Cordova (Amado) from Colorado Springs, CO and Juanita Leyba from Tucson, Arizona, brother Joe Rivera (Louise) from Chicago, IL, 26 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Evening service was held on Friday, April 14, 2006 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Taos. Funeral service was held on Saturday, April 15, 2006 at Seventh Day Adventist Church in Taos. Interment followed at the Rivera Family Cemetery.

Rivera, Delfina
Delfina Rivera Resident of Trinidad, Colo. died 9 July 1909 in Ranchitos, NM at her mother Basilia M. de Rivera's home. Delfina Rivera was visiting her mother when she got sick with Fiebre (Fever) Pneumonia and died. She is survived by her husband Jose U. Roybal 4 son name not listed and her mother mentioned prio. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Rivera, Evaristo
Evaristo Rivera died 10:00 AM 27 Nov 1908. No Other information listed. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Rivera, Fernando Francisco
September 17, 2006 Fernando Francisco Rivera, 63, a resident of Rio Rancho and former long time resident of Santa Fe & Taos, passed away peacefully on Sunday September 17, 2006. He was a former police chief for the town of Taos. He was born on October 2, 1942 in Taos to Gilbert and Maria Luisa Rivera. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers; Armando Rivera, Louis Rivera, and Antonio Rivera, sisters; Celina Rivera Martinez and Molly Rivera Ferguson, father in-law Joseph de la Cruz Ramirez, and brother in-law Robert Paul Ramirez. He is survived by his loving wife of 19 years Barbara Y. Rivera of Santa Fe & Rio Rancho, son Lt. Matthew Rivera of Florida, and daughter Collette Rivera Wyrick of Arizona. Grandchildren, Thomas & Drew Wyrick of Arizona, sisters, Senaida Vigil and husband Arthur of Taos, Magdalena Santistevan and husband Jim of Taos, Donna Hynes and husband Jim of Castro Valley, CA, and Maria Gallegos and husband Alex of Taos, mother in-law Doris Ramirez, brother in-law Michael Ramirez and wife Sandra, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. Rosaries were recited on Sept. 20, 2006 at Rivera Chapel and on Sept. 21, 2006 at La Paloma Funeral Home in Santa Fe. Funeral mass was held on Sept. 22, 2006 St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in Santa Fe. Interment was held at Santa Fe National Cemetery.

Rivera, Fernando Francisco
Fernando Francisco Rivera, 63, a resident of Rio Rancho and former long time resident of Santa Fé & Taos, passed away peacefully on Sunday September 17, 2006. He was a former police chief for the town of Taos and a United States Marine veteran. He was born on October 2, 1942 in Taos to Gilbert and María Luisa Rivera. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers; Armando Rivera, Louis Rivera, and Antonio Rivera, sisters; Celina Rivera Martínez and Molly Rivera Ferguson, father inlaw Joseph de la Cruz Ramirez, and brother inlaw Robert Paul Ramírez. He is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Barbara Y. Rivera of Santa Fe & Río Rancho, son, Lt. Matthew Rivera of Florida and daughter, Collette Rivera Wyrick of Arizona, grandchildren, Thomas & Drew Wyrick of Arizona, sisters, Senaida Vigil and husband, Arthur of Taos, Magdalena Santistevan and husband, Jimmy of Taos, Donna Hynes and husband, Jim of Castro Valley, CA, and María Gallegos and husband, Alex of Taos, mother inlaw, Doris Ramírez, brother inlaw, Michael Ramírez and wife Sandra, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. Rosary was recited on Wednesday Sept. 20, 2006 at Rivera Chapel. A second rosary will be recited on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006 at 7 PM at La Paloma Funeral Home in Santa Fe. Funeral mass will be held on Friday, Sept. 22, 2006 at 9 AM at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in Santa Fe with interment to follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Arrangements by Rivera- Hanlon Funeral Home. www.riverafuneralhome.com

Rivera, J. Gaspar
J. Gaspar Rivera (No age or date of death listed) Native of Capulin, Colo. died Albuquerque,NM. Survivors are his Wife Maria Gonzales de Rivera, Daughter of Enrique Gonzalez (1st Mayor Town of Taos) and Mrs. Eliza Salazar.Sons Antonio, Henry and Ralph Rivera; Daughters Victoria Poteat, J. Cecilia Gonzales and Sylvia Narviz. Taos News Jan 11,1968, 6. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Rivera, Maria Ana
Maria Ana Rivera age 74 of Costilla,NM. died Aug 1,1968 in La Jara, Colo. She is Survived by her husband Daniel Rivera Sr.; Sons Dan Jr., Frank, Joe, Corie, and Salvador Rivera; Daughters Clorinda Garcia, Orvila Cordova, Juanita Leyba, Criselda Archuleta and Tilla Terry; Brother Joe C. Barela; Sisters Helen Sanchez and Mary Castro. Taos News Aug 8, 1968 2. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Rivera, Maria Polly
February 26, 2006 Maria Polly Rivera, 83, of Taos passed away on February 26, 2006. She is preceded in death by her husband, Joe Rivera. She is survived by her sons, Manuel Montoya of Taos, Leroy Montoya (Karen) of Phoenix, AZ, Ezequiel Montoya (Rachel) of Albuquerque, 6 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, sister, Cecilia Yaggy of Springfield, Missouri and many other relatives. Rosary was recited on March 01, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Funeral mass was held on March 02, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.

Rivera, Minnie
Minnie Rivera, 92, formerly of Taos, died peacefully in her sleep on January 21, 2007 in Las Vegas, NV. Minnie is preceded in death by her husband Martin Rivera. She is survived by her daughter Vera Tibbs and grandchildren: James Tibbs, Anita Tibbs and Norma Chaddick and great grandchildren: Kristian Chaddick, Json Chaddick; Alexander Tibbs, Aaron Tibbs; Noah Bell, Zachary Bell and Bethany Bell. She is also survived by various nieces and nephews. Minnie will be missed by everyone who knew her. Minnie lived in Taos for many years before moving to Las Vegas. A memorial service will be held in Las Vegas, NV for friends and family living in the LV area. A Funeral mass will be held in Taos at a later date.

Rivera, Samuel
Samuel Rivera age 1 year and 21 days of Dixon, NM. died 19 Sept 1909 at his residence. Parents Frank Rivera and C.R. Rivera. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Rizzi, Joe
Sunday night a mine explosion in Englevill, Colorado killed the mine superintendent Alex Jacobs and mine employees Frank Feraro, Carlos Fulchero, Giuseppi Battu and Joe Rizzi. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaur

Robinson, Irma
Irma Robinson, 79, of Espanola and formerly of Questa passed away on January 17, 2007. She was a Magistrate Judge in Questa during the 60's. She was active in Democrat Party Politics in northern New Mexico and owned and operated restaurants and beauty salons in Questa, Santa Fe and Espanola. She was appointed by Governor Bruce King to the Board of Cosmetology. She is preceded in death by her husband, W.S. "Robbie" Robinson and son, Wayne Robinson. She is survived by her children, Ronald J. Robinson (Ann) of Espanola, Gordon C. Robinson (Roberta) of Questa, Lester Cisneros (Mary), and Conchita Cisneros all of Santa Fe. She is also survived by grandchildren, Enrika Sanchez, Diego and Phillip Robinson, Racquel Barnes (Travis), Nicole Gonzales (William), Michelle Robinson, Lester Ray and Michelle Cisneros, John Anthony and John Paul Blea, Erik Robinson, eight great grandchildren, brothers and sisters, Ruben Cisneros (Crucita) of Questa, Larry Cisneros of Albuquerque, Viola Spalding (Bob) of Upland, CA, Aurora Gonzales (Arcenio) of Las Vegas, many other relatives and friends. Rosary will be recited on Friday, January 19, 2007 at 7 PM at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Questa. Funeral mass will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2007 at 11 AM at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Questa.

Rodriguez, Barbara Ann
Barbara Ann Rodriguez, 61, of Taos passed away on December 04, 2005. She was an artist and mayordoma of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Joseph Rodriguez, son, Joseph L. Rodriguez (Annabell) of Taos, daughter, Laurie Wendt (Dale) of Albuquerque, 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, brother, Leonard Powell (Karen) of Bakersfield, California and sister, Rose Marie Hunt of Hawaii. Rosary was recited on Tuesday, December 06, 2005 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Funeral mass was held on Wednesday, December 07, 2005at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Interment was held at Pacheco Cemetery.

Rodriguez, Bersabe M.
Bersabe M. Rodriguez age 64, resident of Llano de San Juan, NM. died 24 Feb 1968 at St. Vincent Hospital Santa Fe NM. She had been a teacher in the Penasco, NM school system for many years. Survived by her husband Onofre Rodriguez;Sons Albert and Nobert Rodriguez; Daughters Frances and Precilla Lopez; Grandchildren Precilla and Charles Rodriguez and Dolores Lopez; Sister Teresita Fernandez. Taos News. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Rodriguez, Francisco
Francisco Rodriguez age 75 years and 11 months from Espanola, NM. died 10 April 1907. Had 3 sons and 7 daughter. No names listed. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Rodriguez, Rodolfo
Rodolfo Rodriguez, 73, a resident of Rio Lucio, passed away on Thursday, September 23, 2010 surrounded by his family after a lengthily illness. He was an incredibly caring and humble man who always brought smiles to those around him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sebedeo and Amelia Rodriguez; his in-laws, Ismael and Refugio Pacheco; his son Rudolfo Rodriguez Jr., his grand-daughter, Danelle Garcia; brothers, Rogelio and Nick Rodriguez, and sister-in-law, Bonnie Rodriguez. Mr. Rodriguez is survived by his wife of 54 years, Gladys Rodriguez; his sons, Leroy Nicko Rodriguez and partner Rosemary (Rio Lucio), Adrian Rodriguez (Rio Lucio) and Norman Rodriguez and wife Elberta (Penasco); daughters, Evelyn Rodriguez and partner Jose (Lower Ojito) Marylou Garcia (Española) and Ramoncita Gurule and husband David (Rio Lucio) and Rosella Rodriguez a granddaughter that he raised (Rio Lucio); special people that helped with his care, Elberta Rodriguez, David Gurule and James Pacheco; brothers, Jose Rodriguez and partner Idene and Ferdinando Rodriguez; sisters, Bernie Martinez and husband Robert, Beatrice Fresquez and husband Sam, Sylvia Soliz and husband Manuel, Lorraine Martinez, Pauline Rodriguez, and Jeanette Vigil and husband Julian; a special aunt and uncle Vivianita and Juan; special uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Teodoro Sandoval; twelve grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren; his caretaker Lorraine Tafoya; numerous nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Public visitation will begin on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. A second rosary will be recited on Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at San Antonio Catholic Church in Peñasco. Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated on Monday, September 27, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. also at San Antonio Catholic Church in Peñasco. Burial to follow at the Rio Lucio Catholic Cemetery with the following serving as pallbearers, David J. Gurule, Jacob Gurule, Brandon Gurule, Julian Rodriguez, Darren Rodriguez, Rocky Lopez, Andrew Rodriguez, T.J. Pacheco and Leroy Rodriguez Jr. The Rodriguez family has entrusted their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley.

Rokstad, Irene
Irene Rokstad, June 7, 1952 December 21, 2006, Irene passed gracefully on the hour of the winter solstice, in the oncology wing of Seattle's Swedish hospital. A beloved wife, mother, sister and friend, Irene was a beautiful soul with a twinkle in her eye and a smile in her heart. Norwegian by heritage, crisis counselor by profession and a naturally wonderful mother, Irene approached her life with great courage and boundless optimism. She was a bohemian adventurer with a generous spirit and joyous laugh. To be in her presence was a blessing. She opened her heart and provided service to those she knew. Irene brought immeasurable warmth and wisdom into the world and radiated her divine light within the communities she called home. Irene will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by a large circle of friends and family. Her light and love continue on through her loving family: Malcolm, Tara, Taflyn, Zoë, Alistair, and Amaya. Also Siblings “Rocky” and Kari and extended family in Sebastopol, Taos, Santa Fé, British Columbia, and Kristiansund, Norway. A memorial service will be held on Saturday December 30, 2006 at 3:00 pm at 2020 22nd Ave SE Olympia. A service will be held in Taos at the same time.

Romero, Anselmo
Anselmo "Chemo" Romero, 78, of Llano Quemado passed away on May 11, 2006. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jose Euleuto and Clorinda V. Romero, son, Joseph "Jinks" Romero, brother, John Romero and sisters, Arcelia "Archie" Abeyta, Connie Ortega and Mary Montano. He is survived by sisters, Tommie Hanson (Eddie) of San Ramon, CA, Lillie Jaramillo (Lee), Doloris Lopez (Robert), Paz Anaya and Navi Baca (Victor) of Santa Fe, brothers, Arturo Romero (Lupe), Leonardo Romero (Bertha) of Ranchos de Taos and Wilfred Romero (Brenda) of Chimayo, niece Nadine Gonzales (Johnny) of Ranchos de Taos, who was like a daughter to him and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Prayer Service was held on Saturday, May 13, 2006 Rivera Chapel. Graveside Service was held on Monday, May 15, 2006 at Santa Fe National Cemetery.

Romero, Antonio
Antonio "Tony" Romero, 69, of La Loma died Monday October 20, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Theodora Romero, children, Anthony Romero, Thomas Romero both of Taos, Brenda Granger and husband Gary of California and Carla Romero of Los Cordovas; seven grandchildren; sisters, Frances R. Sanchez and husband Placido and Ursula Montoya, all of Albuquerque, Angel Trujillo and husband Fred C. of Taos, Dolores Martinez and husband Felipe of California, Pauline Wilson and husband John of Arizona and Tommie Garcia and husband Michael of Albuquerque. A rosary will be recited 7 p.m. today at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at the same church. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. Journal North October 22, 2003

Romero, Betty O.
September 5, 2005 Betty O. Romero, 63, of Llano Quemado passed away on September 05, 2005. She was a former disc jockey at KKIT Radio Station and a retail clerk at Furr's Grocery and most recently at Cid's Grocery. She is preceded in death by her parents, Flavio & Maria Olonia, sister, Gloria Maestas and brother, Flavio Olonia. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Bernie O. Romero, children, Michael P. Romero (Ruth), Bernadette Fernandez, Joseph D. Romero (Frances) all of Ranchos de Taos and Bernie J. Romero Jr. (Barbara) of Silverthorne, CO. She is also survived by grandchildren, Michael P. Romero Jr., Anthony S. Romero, Amanda D. Romero, Dennis A. Fernandez Jr., Miranda Romero, Octaviano P. Romero, Pamela Romero, Catalina P. Fernandez, Michelle Romero, Robert B. Romero and Daniel Romero, brothers and sisters, Ronnie Olonia (Linda), Margie Abeyta (Emilio), Rosalie Romero (Enrique), Dennis Olonia, Uvaldo Olonia (Berlinda), James Olonia (Lorie), Joey Olonia, Johnny Olonia (Jeanette) and Madeline Olonia.Evening prayer service was held on September 07, 2005 at Apostolic Church of God on Herdner Rd.

Romero, Celestino
Celestino Romero was born on February 2, 1926 and passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and friends on January 13, 2006. Celestino is survived by his wife of 56 years, Dulcie; his children : Diana McDonald (Bill); JoAnn Ortiz (Bob), Robert Romero and Helen Hernandez (Lorenzo), grandchildren: Vanessa Romero, Robert Romero, Chelsea McDonald, Jordan McDonald, Loren Hernandez and great-grandson, Ryan Romero. He is also survived by two sisters, Cande Aguilar and Cordelia Aguilar (Abe), and adopted brother, Samuel Martinez and numerous nieces and nephews. Celestino graduated from Menaul High School in Albuquerque and following graduation, was drafted into the U.S. Navy. He attended UNM and NMHU where he graduated with a B.A. in Education and an M.A.in Educational Administration. He was high school principal in Questa and Ojo Caliente and then was hired to work for the Taos Municipal School district. He served the district for 32 years in the capacity of teacher, counselor, Director of Special Services and as a principal until his retirement in 1985. His public service included: serving as a panelist for the western states study on the Education at Risk at the request of President Reagan: serving on the state Agency for Aging under two governors; serving two terms in the state Legislature; serving two terms as Taos County Commissioner; serving as a boy scout troop leader; sponsor of the Key Club; President of Taos County Schools Credit Union; serving on the Board of Taos Soil and Water Conservation District (for 28 years); serving as Kiwanis member for 50 years and Lieutenant Governor of Kiwanis International. Celestino's deep religious beliefs were lived out in the numerous activities that Celestino was involved in throughout his life. He taught Sunday school, served as deacon and elder for the First Presbyterian Church in Taos, was instrumental in assisting his church adopt a sister church in the country of Cuba; served as President of the Self Development of the People Committee and served as President of the Board of Trustees and Manager of the Loma Verde Presbyterian Camp of the Northern New Mexico churches. Despite the fact that Celestino was so involved in the community and in serving others, his family was his joy. For those of us who were blessed by his presence in our lives, we will fondly remember his steadfast trust and belief in the Lord, his wit and corny jokes, his flaming red hair (in his youth), his integrity and strength of character, his social graces and love of outdoors. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Loma Verde Camp, a non-profit camp owned by the Presbyterian church families of northern New Mexico and which serves any and all groups from throughout the country. Memorial service was held on January 20, 2006 at First Presbyterian Church in Taos. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home.

Romero, Clarence
Clarence Lee "Caco" Romero, Farmington and originally of Ojo Caliente, died Saturday, June 12, 2010. Mr. Romero retired after 40 years working with law enforcement. He is survived by his wife, Emma Romero; children, Janice Romero, Monica Romero-Sandoval, Freddie Romero, Randy Romero, Lynette Romero, Diane Romero and Ray Romero; mother, Guadalupe Romero; two grandchildren; brothers, Robert Romero and Raymond Gonzales. Visitation began at 6 p.m. Wednesday (6/16) in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian burial is to be celebrated on today (6/17) t 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ojo Caliente. Burial to follow at the Ojo Caliente Catholic Cemetery.

Romero, Claudio
Claudio Romero age 1 year, 4 months and 3 days old. From Valdez, NM died at his residence 10:00 AM 13 April 1909. Parents Jose A. Montoya mothers name not listed. He had Fiebre (Fever) Pneumonia. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Romero, Clorinda V.
Clorinda V. Romero age 62 Resident of Llano Quemado, NM. died in an Albuquerque NM Hospital Nov 8,1968. She is survived by her husband Daniel Romero; Sons Levi, George, Manuel and Juan C. Romero; Daughter Mrs. Ruby Saavedra; BrotherFeliberto Valerio; Sister Mrs. Toribio Mondragon. Taos News Nov 14,1968 6. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Romero, Daniel M.
Daniel M. Romero of Taos passed away on June 23, 2010.  He was born on January 26, 1961 to Elizardo and Griselda Romero in Taos. He is preceded in death by his mother, four brothers; Roland, Richard, Carl, and Chris Romero, one sister; Rachael Romero.  Daniel is survived by seven brothers; Antonio, Steve, Robert, Gil, Albert, Art, and Jon Romero, Three sisters; Michelle, Sylvia, Cindy Romero and numerous nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held at The Potter House Church in Taos on July 3, 2010 at 1:00 PM, with inurnment at Las Cruces Cemetery in Taos.  Arrangements were made with Weylen's Funeral Home in Questa

Romero, Eddie
Eddie "El Jarrito" Romero, 60, of Ranchos de Taos died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007. He was a dedicated Forest Service firefighter. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis Romero and Cora Struck; and granddaughter, Kimberly Loreto. He is survived by his daughters, Adelina Loreto (Orlado) and Patricia Chavez (Raul); son, Raymond Romero; and many other relatives. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today, Feb. 15 at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16 at the same church with burial to follow at Jesus Nazareno Cemetery. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home.

Romero, Eleonor M. de
Eleonor M. de Romero died 28 Oct 1907 at her son Issac Romero's ranch near Folsom Union County NM,., where she was visiting. She is survived by her husband Santiago Romero y Lujan; Sons Issac and Patricio Romero. She was buried in Folson, NM. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Romero, Emelina R.
Emelina R. Romero, Rodarte, NM Died: Thursday, July 16, 1998 Husband: Alfredo Romero Survivors: sisters, Felicia Martinez and Cordilia Gonzales Daughters: Alberta Tita Santistevan and husband Zeke of Albuquerque Sons: Tommy Romero and wife Dila of Albuquerque; Bobby Romero and wife Shirley of Rodarte Grandkids: Dominic and Danielle Santistevan, Sonya Smith and husband Michael, Alfredo II, Marisol, Jason and Jacob Romero; great-grandchild, Andre Santisteven Services: Rosary: 7:00 today in San Antonio De Padua Church in Penasco, NM. Mass on Saturday. Albuquerque Journal North, Friday, July 17, 1998, pg 2

Romero, Epifanio
Epifanio Romero age 86, resident of Ranchos de Taos, NM. died in a motor vehicle accident Feb 13,1968 in Red Cliff, Colo. He is survived by sons Pancracio, Julian, Jose dela Luz, Higino and Tomas E. Romero; Daughters Eutilia Torres, Trinnie Oakley, Socorro Romero, Josephine Gonzales, Elba Lucero and Susana Correa; Brother Juan B. Romero and sisters Tomasita Valerio and Celestina Leyba. Taos News Feb 22, 1968 B 2. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Romero, Flora
March 18, 2006 Flora Romero, 71, of Llano Quemado passed away on March 18, 2006. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Olmedo Romero, daughter, Lily Fernandez (Paul) of Rock Springs, Wyoming, brothers, Dan Mondragon of Idaho and Edward Mondragon (Renee) of Denver, CO. She is also survived by grandchildren, Paul Fernandez Jr., Bryon Fernandez and Amanda Fernandez Liptak (Scott), great grandchildren, Devon, Breanne and Addyson Fernandez and Kaitlyn Liptak. Rosary was recited on Wednesday, March 22, 2006. Funeral mass was held on Thursday, March 23, 2006. Both services were held at San Francisco de Asis Church. Interment was held at New Llano Quemado Cemetery.

Romero, Frank C.
Frank C. Romero, 73, of Taos died Thursday February 12, 2004. He is survived by his wife, Dolores Romero; daughter, Isabel Martinez; and brother, George Romero and wife Stella of San Bernardino, Calif. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Taos. A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the same church with burial at the family cemetery. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home, Journal North February 13, 2004.

Romero, Gregoria
Gregoria Romero de Tafoya 65 wife of Luis Tafoya, former Taos, NM resident now of Chico, NM. died at the start of this week 25 April 1907 in Palo Blanco, NM.. She and Luis Tafoya married 15 Jan 1881. She asked to be buried in Taos, NM. The place of her birth. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Romero, Griselda
Griselda Romero, of Taos passed away on December 12, 2008 at her home in Taos. She was born on September 3, 1923 to Manuel and Gertrude Martínez in Taos. She is preceded in death by her parents, four sons; Ronald, Richard, Carl, and Chris Romero, one daughter Rachael Romero, eight brothers and eleven sisters. Griselda is survived by eight sons; Antonio, Steve, Robert, Gil, Albert, Danny, Art and Jon Romero, three daughters; Michelle, Sylvia and Cindy Romero, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and greatgreat grandchildren. We would like to thank Mountain Home Health Care and their staff and the Hospice volunteers. A Memorial service will be held at Potter House Church in Taos on Sunday, December 28, 2008 at 10:30 AM. A Rosary will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Taos on Sunday, December 28, 2008 at 7:00 PM. The Memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Taos on Monday, December 29, 2008 at 10:00 AM. Arrangements were made with Weylen's Funeral Home of Questa, NM.

Romero, Guillerma
Guillerma "Willie" Romero, 81, of Talpa passed away on August 28, 2006. She is preceded in death by her first husband, Antonio López, parents, Andrés and Eloisa Maestas, brothers, Alex, Ralph and Landy Maestas, stepson, Clarence Romero. She is survived by her husband, José de La Luz Romero, children, Ruben Lopez, Priscilla Martínez (Bob), Irma Dewig (John), David Lopez, Celeste Owens (Keith) and Antonella Vermillion, step children, Joe Romero Jr. (Yvonne), María A. Penner (Carl), Bob Romero (Alice), Raymond Romero (Darlene), Randy Romero, Julie Caffrey (Kevin), Delores Serio (Don), Francisco Romero, Yvonne Miranda (John), daughter in law, Frances López, 34 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers and sisters, Tacho Maestas (Kathy), Esther Santistevan (Roy), Corine Valdez (Gene), Andres Maestas Jr., Uvaldo Maestas (Linda), Bernie Maestas, Tammie Maestas and Manuel Maestas (Cecilia), sisters in law, Josie and Dorothy Maestas. Rosary was recited on September 1, 2006. Funeral mass was held on September 2, 2006. Both services were held at San Francisco de Asís Catholic Church. Interment was held at Talpa Cemetery. Arrangements by Rivera- Hanlon Funeral Home. Rosary was recited on September 1, 2006. Funeral mass was held on September 2, 2006. Both services were held at San Francisco de Asís Catholic Church. Interment was held at Talpa Cemetery. Arrangements by Rivera- Hanlon Funeral Home.

Romero, Jose C.
Jose C. Romero age 89, Resident of Las Trampas, NM. died Aug 28, 1968 at the Embudo Presbyterian Hospital Embudo, NM. He is survived by his wife Regina T. Romero; Sons Alfredo Romero, Floyd Samora, Jose C. Romero Jr., and Ray Vigil; Daughters Mrs. Clorinda R. Samora, Mrs. Sally R. Vigil and Mrs. Juanita Fernandez. Taos News Aug 15,1968 A 2. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Romero, Jose Leonides
Jose Leonides Romero age 80 of Raton, NM, Taos,NM Native died June 22,1968. Surviving him is his wife Cenaida Gomez; Son Fidel, Jose L.Jr, Margarito and Eliseo Romero' Daughters Margarita R. Ortiz, Manuelita Vigil, Elena R. Armigo, Annie R. Trujillo and Josephine Aranda; Brothers Amadeo, Eduardo, Benjamin, Rugelio and Jose Romero. Taos News June 27,1968 8 & B 4. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Romero, Manuel A. Jr.
Manuel A. Romero Jr., 52, of Questa passed away on April 11, 2009 in Denver, CO.  Manuel was born to Manuel and Idelia Romero on March 24, 1957 in Teluride, CO.  He enjoyed fishing, hauling wood and the great outdoors.  He is Survived by his parents, His wife Marcia, two daughters; Amy Romero (Anthony Fresquez), Tiffanie Romero both of Questa, one son Josh Romero of Questa, one brother Sammy (Gloria) Romero of Questa, five sisters; Sally (Ben) Gonzalez, Vicky (Jesse) Medina, Paula (Andres) Trujillo all of Questa, Winda (Ricky) Medina of San Cristobal, Della Mae (Victor) Caravillo of Rio Ranchos.  A Rosary will be held at 7:00 PM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Cerro on Thursday, April 16, 2009.  The Funeral mass will be at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Cerro on Friday, April 17, 2009 with interment to follow at Cerro Cemetery.  Arrangements were made with Weylen's Funeral Home in Questa.

Romero, Jose Nicomedes
Romero, Jose Nicomedes; 62; Vadito; died September 14, 1998; Albuquerque Journal North, Wednesday, September 16, 1998, page 2

Romero, Jose Rafael
Jose Rafael Romero (advanced age) of Talpa, NM died Monday due to a fall from top of a cliff near his house. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Romero, Juan Bautista
Juan Bautista Romero age 60 of Ranchos de Taos, NM died Sunday 19 August 1906 at 10:00 AM. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Romero, Judy
December 30, 2006 Judy Romero, 68, of Ranchos de Taos passed away on Dec. 30, 2006. She was a nurse in Taos for many years. She is preceded in death by her son, Juan Mendoza, parents, Lawrence and Edna Celia Hoyer, brother, Donald Hoyer and sister, Nelda Zwick. She is survived by her daughter Sophia Romero of Las Cruces, brothers, Jerry Hoyer (Mary Ann) of Irvine, CA, Richard Hoyer (Faye) and Robert Hoyer (Grace) all of Washington State Rosary was held on Wednesday, January 03, 2007. Funeral mass was held on Thursday, January 04, 2007. Both services were held at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church.

Romero, Loretta L.
June 13, 2006 Loretta L. Romero, 53, of Taos passed away on June 13, 2006. She is preceded in death by her parents, Lolo and Polly Montoya, father in law, Julian Romero Sr., brother, Joseph Montoya and niece, Elena Gonzales. She is survived by her husband, Julian N. Romero, children, Laura Duran (Tom) of Rio Rancho and Matthew Romero (Monica) of Taos, grandchildren, Samantha, Mariah, Serena and Michael Duran, Brandon and Brianna Winter, Cipriana and Mariah Romero, sisters and brothers, Carmen Gonzales (Tele), Annie Montoya-McCallum (Ken), Lloyd Montoya, Mario Montoya (Sharon), Melissa Winter (James), mother in law, Julia C. Romero, brothers in law, Alex Romero (Jolly), Leo Romero, godchildren, Gwen Romero, Rhonda Montoya, Consuelo Cordova, Robert Rivera, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Rosary will be recited on Thursday, June 15, 2006 at 7 PM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Funeral mass will be held on Friday, June 16, 2006 at 2 PM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church with interment to follow at Dolores Cemetery in El Prado.

Romero, Luciano
August 5, 2005 Luciano Romero, 66, of Vadito, passed away suddenly on August 5, 2005. He retired from Kit Carson Electric in 2003. He owned and operated the Acapulco Nightclub in Rock Wall. He was preceded in death by his parents, Juan Felipe Romero Sr. and Teresita Romero. He is survived by his wife of 46 years of marriage, Mabel Romero, his children, Annette Romero of Las Vegas NV, Terrie Saenz (Tim) of Albuquerque, Lori Romero of Las Vegas NV, Gary Romero (Julie) of Rio Rancho, Peggy Vigil (Benny) of Penasco, Daniel Romero of Albuquerque, brother, Juan Felipe Romero Jr. (Cruzita) of Taos, sisters, Alice Romero (Bob) of Taos, Adelina Romero of Albuquerque, 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Rosary was recited August 7, 2005 and Funeral mass was held on August 8, 2005 at the San Antonio de Padua in Penasco. Interment followed at the Placita Cemetery. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home.

Romero, Marcela
Marcela Romero age 56 of Talpa, NM. died Tuesday 30 Oct 1906. Wife of the deceased Juan de Dios Romero. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Romero, Modesto
February 15, 2006 Modesto Romero passed away February 15, 2006 at the Taos Living Center. He was born in Vadito, New Mexico on August 4, 1925 to Filomena Barela Martinez and Epimenio Romero. He is preceded in death by his parents and 12 siblings. He is survived by sister, Carolina Vijil, Salt Lake City, UT nieces and nephews, Priscilla Visarraga, Taos, Naomi Aguilar, El Valle, Mary Visarraga, Truth or Consequences, Trinidad Medina, Vadito, Helen Visarraga, Viviana Romero, Frank Visarraga, Olympia, WA, Alfredo Visarraga, Denver, CO, Floyd Visarraga, Layton, Utah and Mallina (Sabina) Visarraga, Bacalar, Mexico, and more than 40 great and great-great nieces and nephews.Beloved Tio – "May the long time sun shine upon you, All love surround you, And the pure light within you Guide your way on".Cremation will take place. Funeral Mass will be held at San Antonio De Padua in Penasco on Friday, February 24th, 10:00 AM. Memorial Service is planned for July. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home.

Romero, Nicholas Angelo Roberts
Nicholas Angelo Roberts Romero July 25, 2006 Nicholas Angelo Roberts Romero, 9 years old, resident of Ranchos De Taos and Silver City, NM entered into the arms of our Lord on the Morning of July 25th, 2006 as a result of a motor vehicle accident outside of Kingman, Arizona. He was born in Silver City, NM on September 10th 1996 and brought infinite joy and spirit to all who knew him. In his short life Nicholas touched the lives of many and the memory of his smile and humor will remain in our hearts forever. He will be extremely missed by his family and friends. In addition to his parents Francisco F. Romero and Deanna S. Salas, Nicholas is also survived by his grandparents, Jose De La Luz Romero & Guillerma Romero from Taos and Hector Rubio Salas from California. He is also survived by his God Parents Bob and Alice Romero and uncles and aunts, Joe Romero Jr. (Yvonne), Maria Penner (Carl), Raymond Romero ( Darlene), Randy Romero (Amy), Julie Caffrey (Kevin), Delores Serio ( Don), Yvonne Miranda (John), Roy Salas (Lucinda), Roland Salas (Maxine), Laurie Ortega, Debbie Hegepedth (Derick), and Margo Salas. Nicholas is also survived by many cousins, other relatives and a host of friends and extended family. Memorial rosary was held on August 6th, 2006 at San Francisco de Asis Church in Ranchos de Taos, NM. The funeral mass is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 12, 2006 at 10 AM at St. Francis Newman Center Parish in Silver City, NM. Interment will follow at the Vandium Cemetery.

Romero, Octaviano
Octaviano Romero, 80, of Questa died Saturday January 31, 2004. He was a veteran of World War II, member of the Cerro VFW, member of Mt. Zion Tabernacle in Taos and El Buen Pastor Church in Questa. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nepomosena Romero; and son, Ernest Romero. He is survived by his children, Joe Romero, Berlinda Hernandez and husband Catalino, all of Grants, Rudy Romero and wife Betty of Albuquerque, Geri Santistevan and husband John, Lucy Rael and husband Sito, and Tina Romero, all of Denver, Manuel Romero and wife Joyce of Cerro, Elmer Romero and wife Debbie of Las Vegas, N.M., Rose Romero and Virginia Valencia and husband Merlin, Frank Romero and wife Grace, and Tammy Romero, all of Taos; sisters, Alice Roybal and husband Joe of Denver, Adelia Ortega of Questa and Ophelia Martinez of Utah; brother, Isaac Gold and wife Cecilia of Denver; 24 grandchildren and many other relatives. A service will be held at 7 p.m. today at El Buen Pastor in Questa. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the same church with burial to follow at El Pueblito Cemetery. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home, Journal North February 3, 2004.

Romero, Olivama G.
Olivama G. Romero, 87 Of Questa passed away on September 16, 2010.  Olivama was born on May 8, 1923 in Questa, NM. She was preceded in death by her husband John S. Romero, parents, Repito and Patrocinia Garcia, parents-in-law, Toribio and Aurora Romero, sisters, Emelina Garcia and Bersabe Romero, brothers, Arsenio Garcia, Flavio Garcia, Eloy Garcia, Antonio Trujillo, and Felimon Garcia. She is survived by her children, Richard Romero (Judy), Elizabeth Romero-Wilburn (Roy), LeRoy Romero (Debbie), Repito Romero (Arlene), sisters, Euialia Garcia, Elsie Cardenas and Lucille Garcia brother, Abedon Garcia, sisters-in-law, Berlinda Trujillo and Rose Garcia, grandchildren, Carmela Romero, Juan Romero, Cristina Romero, Felisha Romero, Adriana Romero, Diego Romero, LeRoy Romero II, Andrea, Romero and Joaquin Romero, great grandchildren, Mikaela Romero, Leonardo Vasquez and Sydney Collins, caretaker, Melanie Gonzalez. Olivama was an elementary school teacher for 37 years.  She taught in Questa, Cerro, and Amalia. Viewing will be held on Sunday September19, 2010 from 1:00 -5:00 PM at Weylen's Funeral Home in Questa. Rosary will be recited on Sunday September 19, 2010 at 6:00 PM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Cerro. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday September 20, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Cerro with the burial to follow at the San Pedro Cemetery in Questa. Arrangements were made with Weylen's Funeral Home in Questa.

Romero, Porfirio
Porfirio Romero, 93, of Ranchos de Taos passed away on December 25, 2002. He ministered in several Northern New Mexico churches, as well as Colorado and San Antonio, TX. He retired from the Cuba Presbyterian Church, after retirement he was pastor emeritus at the Ranchos Presbyterian Church. He is preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Elizabeth Romero on December 6, 1999; his son, Victor Romero in 1956; and brother, Nelson Romero in 1999. He is survived by his children, Mary Louise Trujillo (Meliton), Eleanor Romero all of Ranchos; grandson, Robert Trujillo (Sue) and Deanna Reyes (Angel) all of Taos. He is also survived by great-grandchildren, Angel and Elizabeth Reyes, Robert Louis Trujillo; brothers and sisters, Miguel Romero (Celia) of Albuquerque, Cande Aguilar of El Valle, Cordie Aguilar (Abe) of Penasco, Celestino Romero (Dulcie) of Taos, Sammy Martinez of Albuquerque; numerous nephews, nieces and other relatives. Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 3, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Taos. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Romero's name may be made to Ranchos Presbyterian Church or Menaul School Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 36, Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. ABQJournal    January 02, 2003

Romero, Sam Santana
I want to announce the passing of Sam Santana Romero. He recently passed away peacefully, due to a long illness. His passing came quick and he was laid to rest, the next day in Taos, in the traditions of Taos Pueblo custom. Sam was a Taos Pueblo man, living, working, and raising his family here in Albuquerque. He lived a full and happy life, filled with family, hunting, camping, fishing and later, the casinos. Sam retired as a gasoline pump installation and repair man. After retirement, he was an accomplished feather artist and travelled the country doing shows. Patience, love and compassion, and a heart of gold was what my father possessed. He always had a smile for everyone. Sam was a very spiritual man, both in the Native and Catholic ways. He is now happily in the world of his ancestors and all of his beloved family, and with the Lord. Special Thank you to Pete and Rose. ABQJournal    May 23, 2004

Romero, Santiago
Santiago Romero, 90, of Taos died Monday October 27, 2003. He is survived by his nieces and nephews, Nancy Romero, Manuel Martinez, Bill Martinez, Joe Martinez and Loretta Robinette; and numerous other great nephews and nieces. Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with burial to follow at Dolores Cemetery. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. Journal North October 30, 2003

Romero, Senovio
Senovio Romero age 28 years, 6 months 1 day of Truchas, NM. died at 4:30 AM 29 April 1909 at his house.His death came as result of the Fiebre Escarlatina (Scarlet Fever). Survived by wife Beatrize D. Romero; Mother Trinidad Sena; Father and mother in law Pedro A. Dominguezand Facunda Dominguez. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Romero, Tony
Tony Romero, 83, of Questa passed way on December 19, 2005. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Sofia Maria Blea Romero, sons, Tony, Sam and Ricky Romero. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Romero, children, Connie Leon of Questa, Teresa Ortiz of Albuquerque, Juanita Espinoza (Robert), Joseph Richard Leon (Joanne), Ricky Matthew Leon (Rachel) all of Cerro, Martin Leon (Teresa) of Los Lunas, Clifford Romero (Lorna) of Florida, David Romero (Patty) of Denver, Annabell Rael (Joe) of Alamosa, CO, Ernest Romero (MaryAnne) of Albuquerque, George Romero of Alaska, 35 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and many other relatives. Services were held on Tuesday, December 20, 2005. Funeral service was held on Wednesday, December 21, 2005. Both services were held at El Buen Pastor in Questa. Interment was held at El Pueblito Cemetery.

Romo, Antonio Jose
Antonio Jose Romo age 1 year, 5 months and 26 days of Talpa, NM. died 16 Oct 1909 at his residence. Parents Maclovio Romo and Doloritas R. de Romo. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Rosen, Richard M.
February 26, 2000, The Santa Fe New Mexican, Page: A-1, TAOS -- A Taos psychiatrist died Thursday night when his small airplane crashed in a snowstorm less than a mile from Taos Municipal Airport. Before the crash, Dr. Richard M. Rosen, 50, was on the radio to friend and fellow pilot Jim Cope, who lives on a ranch south of Tres Piedras. "It was a freak snowstorm that wasn't on the weather radar," Cope said Friday. "Of course the weather radar doesn't always extend very far up here. He said that he started icing up and he began to think that he was in serious trouble." Cope said he had spoken to Rosen repeatedly as he flew his Cessna 182 north to Taos from Albuquerque. Before the crash, Cope said Rosen told him that he could see the lights of the Taos airport intermittently through the snow. "The plane did not stop flying," Cope said. "He told me that he was collecting ice, and there's some speculation that the control surfaces iced up." Rosen's last radio transmission was at about 6:45 p.m., New Mexico State Police Lt. Richard Newman said. Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the crash, he said. After the crash, searchers from Taos Search and Rescue and other agencies honed in on an emergency locator signal and found the wrecked airplane about three-quarters of a mile southeast of the airport just before 11 p.m. Steve Andrus, president of Taos Search and Rescue, said Friday he and fellow searcher Gordon Adams found the wreck. Jesse Osborn, also a member of Taos Search and Rescue, helped by tracking the signal in another vehicle, Andrus said. "The plane was crumpled up; he came straight in," Andrus said. Footprints in the snow showed that Rosen had walked around the plane after the crash, Andrus said. But Rosen was dead at the scene. "He was in such a state that I was fairly confident in my medical training that he could not have survived even if we had got to him right away," said Andrus, who is certified as a wilderness first responder. Cope said Rosen was an excellent pilot. Although he had been instrument-rated for flying in bad weather, he seldom did. "He was just a wonderful guy; he was my best friend," Cope said. "And he took his patients quite seriously. That's probably the reason he flew up that night, because he had patients that he had to see at 8 o'clock the next morning." Rosen was originally from Cincinnati, Cope said. Rosen had no family in the Taos area and had never been married, Cope said. "He was a ski nut, he loved to ski. He also saw patients up at the Taos Ski Valley," Cope said. Rosen had been in Albuquerque because he had just flown back from California on a commercial airliner, Cope said. In addition to seeing patients in Taos County, Rosen had a medical practice in Los Angeles. Carmen Carrillo, chief investigator with the New Mexico Board of Medical Examiners, said Friday that Rosen practiced psychiatry in Taos and was also licensed in California and Ohio. Dan Page, spokesman for the UCLA Medical Center in California, said Friday that Rosen was an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry and an associate physician diplomate with UCLA Neuro- Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics, both part-time, volunteer positions. Page said Rosen had been associated with UCLA since 1982. Mark Fratrick, superintendent of Taos Municipal Airport, said Rosen owned the white-and-red Cessna and flew it almost every week. "From what I understand, he was an experienced pilot," Fratrick said. "He had friends out here," Fratrick said, speaking of the airport community. Dr. Richard Rosen's Cessna 182 crashed a mile east of the Taos Municiple Airport. Rosen, an experienced pilot, was flying from Albuquerque and died in the late-Thursday crash.

Ross, Cindy Ruth
Cindy Ruth Ross peacefully passed from our lives on Monday, January 22, 2007 at 9:30 a.m. She was cared for by her loving family, daughters Anicca and Claire and son Nathan, as well as Julie Schochet and many friends. She is survived by a vast circle of those who love her. Ru-Ru was a teacher, student, counselor, artist, activist and writer. She had a brilliant mind and a wonderful laugh. She knew how to listen with an open heart. Ruthie gave her loved ones the gift of her graceful passing and will be remembered and missed by all whose lives she touched. Memorial service was held on Saturday, January 27, 2007 at the Lama Foundation. Donations to cover funeral expenses can be made to Lama Foundation, PO Box 240, San Cristobal, NM 87571.

Ross, William Edmund
William Edmund Ross, 77, of Albuquerque, NM, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2005 in Lovelace Medical Center following a short illness. He is survived by a daughter, Linda Ewing of San Antonio, TX; sons, Bruce Ross and wife, Janice of Albuquerque, Michael Ross and wife, Candie of Rio Rancho; four grandchildren, Jacob, Rebecca, and Sarah Ross, and Brooke Ewing; a brother, Larry Ross and wife, Darla of Albuquerque; a niece, Sharlene Ross of Dallas, TX; nephew, Ryan Ross and wife, Sara and great-niece, Kathryn Ross of Albuquerque; loving friend and companion, Marilyn Wilson and her daughters, Julie Wilson and Jamie Yoder, and son, Todd Wilson. Bill was born in Santa Fe, NM on February 8, 1928. He graduated from Taos High School, received his B.A. Degree from the University of New Mexico, where he played Lobo basketball and football. He taught science and coached sports at Taos High School, and served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy for four years. After serving in the Navy, William was a project engineer with North American Aviation for several years. He then moved to Albuquerque and went into the motel business and real estate until he retired. He enjoyed social dancing, sports, and the outdoors. He was an active member of the American Legion Post 49, and the Bear Canyon Senior Center in Albuquerque. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ethel and Cecil Ross of Taos, and Jason Ross, his nephew, of Albuquerque. Cremation has taken place; his ashes will be spread on his favorite mountain peak near Taos. In lieu of flowers, please make donations payable to the American Lung Association of New Mexico in respect to his passing. In respect to William Edmund Ross, from his family and friends, God Bless you, Bubby. We love you.   ABQJournal April 17, 2005

Ross-Vickers, Annnell
Annnell Ross-Vickers of Taos, New Mexico passed away on December 27, 2007 in the Plaza de Retiro Retirement facility, her current home of the past two years. She is preceded in death by her parents, Alfa and Trudy Waldrop. She is survived by her husband, Colonel Robert E. Vickers. U.S. Air Force Retired; daughters, Shelia Ross and Janace Chapman of Casper, Wyoming, Billie Clark of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and step-son, Mark Vickers, also of Albuquerque. Annell was born in Houston, Texas on September 29, 1926 and enjoyed many treasured moments during her school years and early adulthood there. Among her numerous and memorable early achievements then as a beautiful young lady was her selection in a major beauty pageant as "Miss Houston" runner-up, just prior to her eighteenth birthday. Following then was her dedicated commitment to the World War Two effort when, along with dear and close life-long friends, she was employed in a key position within the Brown Ship Building enterprise at the Houston Ship Yards construction complex. Shortly after the war's end, she married and moved to Coffeyville, Kansas with her former husband, William D. Ross, who preceded her in death in 1990. In Coffeywille, this truly gifted and dedicated lady committed herself to that of a caring and compassionate home-maker as she nurtured her family. In Coffeyville she made innumerable friends with her incomparable disposition and generous helping hand - the many with whom she remained close to up to her very last days along with the many more from her later homes in Corpus Christie, Albuquerque, and the Taos area. This magnificent woman in later years achieved personal milestones, few imagine or dream about. One such was her dedicated commitment to pursue and be awarded her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing at the University of New Mexico at the age of thirty-nine - all while ensuring a continuing and beautiful family home environment. Subsequently, she was sought out and appointed to the New Mexico Nursing Association where her many recommendations and suggestions for the welfare and advancement of the Nursing profession during the State's Legislature sessions resulted in a number of significant and substantive betterments for that cause. In the course of her nursing commitments, she served also on the office staff of a number of prominent Albuquerque physicians and taught classes in the Nurse's Aide's program. As a very special person in many other ways, she will always be remembered by loved ones and friends as an incomparable, capable lady who possessed a very unique flair, few have, in home decor touches, gourmet food preparations, and family entertainment ideas. She loved the Southwest vistas, culture and it's art with all her intensity for living, and especially her occasional Old Mexico visits. Mariachi music was her very favorite and special kind of entertainment, and on her 2007 birthday she was serenaded as a surprise by her family at her home in Taos. Annell also enjoyed making so many friends with her caring ways, especially those later in the Taos area from the 1960s onward where the family built several cabins and enjoyed many vacation times in the Valle Escondido community. Her times there with her youthtful grandsons, David Chapman, and Andrew Ross of Casper and Ross Clark of Albuquerque, were treasured ones for her to the very last. Her loving and beautiful memory will always be with us. She personally chose to have no Memorial program upon her passing. Her family does have plans to host a Remembrance-Celebration-of-Her-Life at the Valle Escondido Community Club House facility on Saturday, June 28, 2008. Finally, In addition to her immediate family and grandsons, she is survived by a brother, Bob Waldrop of Fort Worth, Texas, and two wonderful great-granddaughters, Chelsea and Clarisa Chapman of Casper, Wyoming. She was 8l years of age. Arrangements made by Rivera Family Mortuaries and Crematory. ABQ Journal January 03, 2008

Rothafel, Robert Charles
Robert Charles (Ekos) Rothafel, born on March 31, 1944 in Los Angeles, CA passed away on June 15, 2006. He is survived by his many friends, daughters, Angelica Z. S. Rothafel and Rosezena R. Hodges and sisters, Robin Burrows and Roxanne Rothafel. Robert lived a rich, full life. He got to travel and see things many people only dream of. Robert (Ekos) was an active part of the hippie movement to Taos. He also drove the Questa and Taos ambulances for many years. His journey brought him back to Taos to be surrounded by all the people who loved him and to be in the place he loved most. Memorial will be held on Sunday, July 02, 2006. Please call 751-1583 for information. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home.

Roybal, Maria Juanita
Maria Juanita Roybal age 78 of Chamisal, NM. died 27 Jan 1909 at her residence. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Rubyann, Anna
Rubyann, Anna; 48; Questa; died September 28, 1998; Santa Fe New Mexican, Wednesday, September 30, 1998, page B2

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