Taos County, New Mexico
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Valdes, Delovina L.
November 10, 2000, The Santa Fe New Mexican, page B-2, DELOVINA L. VALDES, Age 97, of Taos passed away on November 8, 2000. She is preceded in death by her husband, Felix Valdes. She is survived by many nieces and nephews in CO, IA and CA. Rosary was held on November 9, 2000. Funeral mass was held on November 10, 2000. Both services were held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment was held at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made for television masses to Archdiocese of Santa Fe, The Catholic Center, c/o Mary M. Ryland, 4000 St. Joseph Place, NW Albuquerque, NM 87120. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home.

Valdez, Abel
Abel Valdez age 17 years, 3 months 17 days from Alcalde (Rio Arriba County) NM. died 26 July 1909 at 1:00 AM. Survived by his father Telefor Valdez. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Valdez, Agustina V. de
Agustina V. de Valdez age 72 years, 2 months and 14 days. died at her residence (name not listed) Tuesday 3 April 1906. She was the wife of the deceased Santiago. survivors include David Martinez Jr., resident of Velarde, NM. Malaquias Martinez, Demostenes Martinez, and Mariquita Martinez. Funeral service 10:00 AM 5 April 1906 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church services by Rev. Giraud and Rev. Leon. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Valdez, Elias
December 20, 1912 - January 15, 2006 Elias Valdez – Age 94 a resident of Ojo Caliente passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2006. He was preceded in death by his parents: Maria Tonita and Benseslado Valdez. He is survived by his only brother, Don Valdez of Ojo Caliente; sisters-in-law: Stella Valdez of Ojo Caliente and Eleanor Valdez of Colorado; and numerous other relatives and friends. Recitation of the rosary will be held on Monday Jan. 16, and Tuesday Jan. 17, at 7:00 pm at Block-Salazar Mortuary in Espanola. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday Jan. 18, at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ojo Caliente. Burial will follow at the Ojo Caliente Cemetery. The family of Elias Valdez has placed their trust in the Rivera family of Block-Salazar Mortuary of Espanola.

Valdez, Ernestina
Ernestina Valdez, 80, of Ojo Caliente died Thursday February 26, 2004. She was preceded in death by her husband, Salomon Valdez; parents Jose M. and Eutilia C. Gonzales; and son, Sam Gonzales. She is survived by her daughter, Sivie Gonzales of Taos; a granddaughter whom she raised, Renee Lynda Martinez; sisters, Eufelia Varela and husband Manuel of Kearns, Utah, Marian Martinez of Canon Plaza, and Priscilla Trujillo of Boone, Colo.; brothers, Bill Gonzales of Santa Fe and Joe B. Gonzales of Canon Plaza; and many other relatives and friends. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. today at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ojo Caliente with burial to follow at Ojo Caliente Cemetery. Rivera-Hanlen Funeral Home, Journal North February 27, 2004

Valdez, Felicita R. de
Felicita R. de Valdez of El Prado, NM died Last Saturday (23 Sept 1905) at 8:00 PM. Her husband is Guadalupe Valdez. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Valdez, Felix E.
Felix E. Valdez age 86 Native of Rayado,NM and resident of Taos, NM. died June 9,1968 while at Holy Cross Hospital Taos, NM.Son of the deceased Manuel Valdez and Carmelita Martinez, Husband of his deceased Wife Margaret Gallegos, Surviving him are 2 sons and 3 daughters. (not named). Taos News. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Valdez, Inocencio Jr.
Inocencio Valdez Jr., age 48 from La Loma, Taos, NM. died at his residence 3 Dec 1906. He was born 28 Dec 1858. He is survived by his wife Octaviana Martinez de Valdez, with whom he had 10 children but only 6 survive. Sons Felix, Pedro and Jose Valdez; daughters Ana, Maria, Bersabe, Rosa, Dolores and Eufresina Valdez. He was buried in La Loma Cemetery (Taos, NM) He had been elected and served as Taos County Clerk and Taos County Treasurer.He was a Teacher in the Arroyo Seco Public School.He was the editor of the news papers El Heraldo de Taos and El Monitor. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Valdez, Loretta A.
Loretta A. Valdez, 43, of Taos died Monday January 19, 2004. She was preceded in death by her father, Fernando Valdez. She is survived by her mother, Anita R. Valdez; brothers, Lawrence and Leonard Valdez; and many other relatives. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church with burial to follow at San Pedro Cemetery in Questa. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home, Journal North, January 22, 2004

Valdez, Maria Benigna Cruz de
Maria Benigna Cruz de Valdez age 67 Of San Antonio (Arroyo Seco) NM. died at her residence Thursday 10 Jan 1907 at 2:00 AM. Survivors 2nd Husband Nemecio Valencia; Sister Maria Dela Cruz; Children Elfida and Roman Padilla. She was buried 11 Jan 1907 in the San Antonio (Arroyo Seco) NM Cemetery. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Valdez, Maria Bonifacia
Maria Bonifacia Valdez age 65. of Questa, NM. died 25 Oct 1906 in her residence. Surviving her are her adopted children, Cayetano Ortega and Floripa Salazar. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Valdez, Marina Romero de
Marina Romero de Valdez from Apishapa, Colo died Friday 27 July 1906 ,She was the wife of Levy Valdez and the daughter of Santiago Romero y Lujan from the Taos, NM area. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Valdez, Rosalia
Rosalia Valdez age 77 of Conejos, Colo. died Thursday 11 Feb 1909. At her residence. She was born in El Rito, NM 10 June 1831. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Valdez, Samuel Levi
Samuel Levi Valdez, 64, of Taos passed away on January 06, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Rose Tollardo Valdez, children, Carol Snyder of Colorado, Sam Valdez (Cindy) of Arizona, Kirk Valdez (Diane) of Colorado, stepchildren, Frank, John and Steve Tollardo, Tony and Henry Rivera and brother, Billy Valdez (Diane) of Taos. Funeral service was held on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 at Taos Foursquare Church. Interment was held at Sierra Vista Cemetery.

Valdez, Stella
Stella Valdez, 92, a resident of Ojo Caliente, passed away on Thursday, February 12, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband Jose Ignacio Valdez, parents; Juan Andres and Cornelia Gallegos; brothers, Andres and Jose Benito; grandmother, Franciscita; brothers-in-law; Ben Valdez, Elias Valdez and Juan Chacon; sisters-in-law; Floripe Roybal, Concepcion Chacon and Lila Valdez; favorite God-son; Alonzo Chacon. She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, planting flowers, cooking and baking traditional holiday goodies, such as bizcochitos and fruit pies. She cared for her chickens, cats and hummingbirds. She loved spending time with her best friend Charlotte Jaramillo. Best of all, she enjoyed going to the Ohkay Casino with her daughter Pauline. She is survived by her children, Pauline Salazar and husband Frank of Las Vegas, N.M., Andrew Valdez and Susan of Colorado Springs, Colo., JoAnn Dee, Morris Valdez and Geraldine Contreras and Ismael all of Albuquerque; granddaughter raised as a daughter; Michelle Valdez and fiancé Charles Martinez of Las Vegas, N.M., brother-in-law, Don Valdez and sister-in-law, Eleanor Valdez. She also has 16 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces, relatives and friends. Public visitation was Monday, February 16, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home with a rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 12:00 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Ohkay Owingeh. Burial followed at the Ojo Caliente Catholic Cemetery with the following serving as pallbearers: Steve Valdez, Greg Valdez, Isaac Valdez, Michael Valdez, Roland Valdez, Leroy Chacon, Sammy Valdez, and Charles Martinez. The Valdez family has entrusted their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home of the Española Valley. 505-747-7477 or www.devargasfuneral.com

Valencia, Maria Benigna Cruz de Valdez
Maria Benigna Cruz de Valdez age 67 of San Antonio (Arroyo Seco) NM. died at her residence Thursday 10 Jan 1907 at 2:00 AM. Survivors 2nd Husband Nemecio Valencia; Sister Maria Dela Cruz; Children Elfida and Roman Padilla. She was buried 11 Jan 1907 in the San Antonio (Arroyo Seco) NM Cemetery. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Valencia y Lobato, Rafael
Rafael Valencia y Lobato Age 67 of Arroyo Seco Abajo, NM. died 11:00 AM 26 Aug 1913. Survived by wife Dionicia M. de Valencia; Sons Cenovio and P. A. Valencia. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Valenzuela, Juana
July 26, 2005 Juana Valenzuela, 39, of Taos passed away unexpectedly on July 26, 2005. She is survived by her sons Andres and Osvaldo Valenzuela, brothers, Jose, Enrique and Jose Luis Valenzuela, sister, Blana Avila Valenzuela and many other relatives. Rosary was recited on Thursday, July 28, 2005 at 7 PM at Rivera Chapel and mass was hel on Friday, July 29, 2005 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home.

Valerio, Ana Maria Chavez
May 10, 2006 Ana Maria Chavez Valerio, 90, born on April 25, 1916 in Ranchos de Taos passed away on May 10, 2006. She is preceded in death by her parents, Gabriel & Tomasita Chavez, brothers and a sister. She is survived by her husband, Candido Valerio, daughter, Louisa Mylet (Tim) of Pot Creek, son, Armando Valerio (Bernice) of Ranchos de Taos. She is also survived by granddaughters, Micaela Medina Ortiz (Tony), Mary Margaret Mylet, Amanda Valerio, Sarah Anita Valerio, great grandchildren, Nathanial, Daniel and Mia Isabella Ortiz, numerous nephews and nieces, many other relatives and friends.Rosary was recited on Sunday, May 14, 2006. Funeral mass was held on Monday, May 15, 2006. Both services were held at San Francisco de Asis Church. Interment was held at Santa Fe National Cemetery.

Valerio, Eliza
Eliza Valerio, 77, of Ranchos de Taos passed away on September 13, 2006. She is preceded in death by her husband Feliberto Valerio in 1988, daughter, Isabel Valerio and 12 brothers and sisters. She is survived by her children, Carmen Durán, Helen Montoya (Isaac), Andy Valerio (Judy), Gloria Passino (George) all of Ranchos de Taos, grandchildren, Thomas Durán, Antonette Martínez, Christopher Valerio, Jonathan and Mark Montoya, Andrew Valerio, Lisa Gallegos, Antonio Passino and 5 great grandchildren. Rosary was recited on September 15, 2006. Funeral mass was held on September 16, 2006. Both services were held at San Francisco de Asís Catholic Church. Interment was held at San Francisco Cemetery. Arrangements by Rivera- Hanlon Funeral Home. www.riverafuneralhome.com

Valerio, Jóse Teodoro
Jóse Teodoro "Ted" Valerio, 84, of Ranchos de Taos passed away on November 19, 2006. He was an Army veteran of WWII and retired from the US Forest Service. He is preceded in death by his son, Flavio Valerio. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Emelina Mondragon Valerio, children, Teddie Gonzales (John) and Armando Valerio (Maggie), sisters and brothers, Eliria Romero, Clodoveo Valerio (Maggie), Eloy Valerio (Joanne), Emma Gómez (Tony), Jessie Sánchez, brother in law, Gilbert Mondragón, sister in law, Cecilia Archuleta, four grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and many other relatives. Evening service was held November 21, 2006 at Rivera Chapel. Funeral service was held on November 22, 2006 at Ranchos Presbyterian Church. Interment was held at Descanso Cemetery. Arrangements by Rivera- Hanlon Funeral Home. www.riverafuneralhome.com

Valerio, Maximiliano
Maximiliano Valerio age 77 Resident of Ranchos de Taos, died Dec 29, 1968 at Holy Cross Hospital, Taos,NM. Survivors includes his Wife Jesusita R. Valerio; Sons Juan I., Alfredo, and Emilio Valerio; Daughters Regina Velarde and Rosa Martinez; Brothers Inocencio, Trinidad, Blas and Eloy Valerio. Taos News Jan 11, 1968, 6. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Valerio, Salomón
Salomón Valerio, 74, of Llano Quemado passed away on November 25, 2006. He is preceded in death by his parents Juan Pablo and María Rosabel Valerio, sister, Teodora V. García, grandson, Noah Washburn, sister in law, Jacqueline Valerio. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Domitila Valerio, children, Ruby Martínez (Pete) of Llano Quemado, Veronica Hernández (Ben) of Palm Springs, CA, Michael Valerio (Yolanda) of Ranchos de Taos, Cynthia Hammer, Dolores Valerio, Ernest Valerio all of Llano Quemado, Matthew Valerio (Yvette) of Garfield, Arkansas, Laura Withers (Eric) of Dallas, TX and Angela Valerio of Llano Quemado. He is also survived by 19 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, brothers, Refugio Valerio (Anita) and Rubén Valerio, sisters, Gloria Sánchez (William) and Quirina DesGeorges (Lewis) and brother in law, Telesfor García. Rosary was recited on November 27, 2006. Funeral mass was held on November 28, 2006. Both services were held at San Francisco de Asís Catholic Church. Interment was held at the new Llano Quemado Cemetery. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. www.riverafuneralhome.com

Valerio, Tomasita Romero de
Tomasita Romero de Valerio age 84, resident of Ranchos de Taos, NM. died March 12,1968. Survivors include Grand daughter Aurora Montoya; adopted daughters Mrs. Pablo Mondragon and Mrs. Thomas Oakley; Brother Juan B. Romero; Sister Mrs. Alberto Leyba. Taos News March 14,1968 3 & 7. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Vallegos, Wanda
Wanda Vallegos age 5 years old. Resident of Amelia,NM. died Sept 24,1968 in an Albuquerque hospital Albuq, NM.She is survived by her parents Mr. & Mrs. Ernesto Vallegos; Brothers Mark and Ricky Vallegos; Sisters Cristina and Constanca Vallegos; Grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Pulidor Vallegos and Mr. & Mrs. Dan Maes. Taos News Oct 3,1968 5. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Vargas, Antonio Maria
Antonio Maria Vargas from Picuris Pueblo, NM. was shot and killed by Antonio Jose Martinez also of Picuris Pueblo, NM. Tuesday evening (15 Nov 1905). Preliminary investigation indicates that the shooting may have been an accident. Antonio Jose Martinez is being held in the Taos County jail awaiting the grand jury action. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Vargas, Ernesto
Ernesto "Ernie" Vargas, 73, of Arroyo Hondo passed away on November 13, 2005. He was a cowboy and rancher. He is preceded in death by his parents, Juan B. & Esther Vargas, brothers and sisters, Fabiola Olivas, Juanita Martinez, Johnny Vargas and Isabel Vargas. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Connie Vargas, daughters, Patricia Bachtel (Michael) of Taos and Elaine Montano (Johnny) of Arroyo Seco. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jennifer Bachtel, Amy Bachtel, John Montano (Leilani), Jeremy Montano, Jason Montano, great grandchildren, Johnny Montano III, Dominic Montano, brothers and sisters, Felix Vargas (Eduvigen), Amy Crites (Larry), Robert Vargas and Henry Vargas. Rosary was recited on Tuesday, November 15, 2005. Funeral mass was held on Wednesday, November 16, 2005. Both services were held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Vargas, Gilberto
Gilberto Vargas age 74, former Taos,NM. resident. died in Bishop, Calif. Aug 27, 1968. He is survived by his sons Frank, Julian, and Gilbert Vargas Jr.,Daughters Mrs. Facundo Trujillo, Mrs. Juan B. Marques, Mrs. Juan Martinez, Mrs. Zarro Davis and Mrs. Sam Adams. Taos News Sept 12, 1968 5. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Vargas, Gilberto C.
Gilberto C. Vargas, 77, of Des Montes passed away on October 24, 2006. He is preceded in death by his wife, Stella Vargas, parents, Gilberto and Herminda, brother, Frank and sister, Clorinda. He is survived by his children, Dorotea, Roger (Rose Mary), Carlos (Theresa) all of Des Montes, Patsy (Nick Jaramillo) of Arroyo Hondo and Stephanie (Paul) of Des Montes. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, sisters and brother, Luisa Márquez of Río Rancho, Julian Vargas (Amelia) of Bayard, Amelia Davis (Zarro) of Las Cruces, Teresa Martínez of Pueblo, CO and many other relatives. Rosaries were recited on October 26, 2006 and October 27, 2006. Funeral mass was held on October 28, 2006. All services were held at Holy Trinity Parish in Arroyo Seco. Interment was held at Arroyo Seco Cemetery. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home.

Varos, Claudinita
Claudinita Varos age 15 years old of Taos, NM. died 8 Feb 1909. Daughter of Rev. Camilo Varos died in Albuquerque, NM where she was attending the Harwood Industrial College. She died of difteria Fiebres (Fever Diphtheria). La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Varos, Emilia Ortiz
Emilia Ortiz Varos age 57, Resident of Canon de Taos, NM. died at Holy Cross Hospital Taos, NM July 16,1968.Daughter of Pablita and Luis Ortiz. She is survived by her husband Albert Varos; Daughter Mrs. Joe Gallegos; Sister Isabel Ortiz and brother Joe C. Ortiz. Taos News July 25,1968 A 2. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Varos, Eugenia O.
Eugenia O. de Varos Age 77 of Arroyo Seco, NM. Died 12 Aug 1905. She was the mother of Martin Sanchez and Perfecto Varos. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Varos, Frank
Frank Varos age 58 of Arroyo Seco, NM. died at home Nov 22, 1968. He is survived by his parents Mr. & Mrs. Antonio M. Varos; Wife Emily Varos; Daughter Joann Varos and step daughters Mrs. Gilbert Lucero, Mrs.Carmen Duran and Mrs. Leo Pacheco; Brothers Ben and Johnny Varos; Sisters Mrs. Claude Graves, Mrs. Frank Graves. Mrs Remigo Madrid and Mrs. Bennie Maestas. Taos News Dec 5 1968 A 2. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Varos, Guadalupe F.
Guadalupe F. de Varos Age 36 years, 4 months and 4 days of Arroyo Seco, NM. Died 15 April 1910. Survived by husband Perfecto Varos; Daughter Aurora and son Ramon Varos. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Varos, Severo Amos
Severo Amos Varos, 65, passed away 29 April 1995 in Santa Fe, NM. He is survived by brother Baldamor (PollY) Varos of Llano Quemado, NM and sister Precides (Claudio) Rael of Questa, NM. Interment at the Arroyo Seco, NM Cemetery. The Taos News. 4 May 1995 B-3. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Vasquez, Manuelita Romero de
Manuelita Romero de Vasquez age 71 died Saturday 19 Dec 1908 at her residence in Vallecito (Chamisal) NM. Survived by husband Antonio D. Vasquez. 2 sons and 2 daughters (Names not listed). La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Vaughn, Guadalupe Baca
January 11, 2001, The Santa Fe New Mexican, Page: B-2, GUADALUPE BACA VAUGHN, Died peacefully in her Pojoaque Valley home of natural causes on Monday, January 8, at 5:00 P.M. She was born August 3, 1905 in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Her parents, Filadelfo Baca and Guadalupe Hernandez Baca, preceded her in death. Both were original Spanish families who traced their lineage back over 400 years in New Mexico. Also preceded in death by her daughter, Betty Chouinard; her son, Joseph J. Vaughn; and grandson, Raymond Paul Chouinard. She is survived by her son, Carlos and wife Jenny of Pojoaque; daughter, Ramona Nevares of Santa Fe; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, "Jo Jo" Vaughn of San Diego; son-in-law, Herve Chouinard of Vermont; long-time friends, Lucy Sena of Pojoaque, Corina Sentistevan, Marie Martinez-Trujillo, and Jenny Vincent of Taos; her faithful caretaker, Socorro Mercado; and many nieces and nephews who fondly called her "Aunt Pete." Her early education was at the Spanish American Normal School in El Rito where her father was president. She attended Loretto Academy in Santa Fe, and graduated from Loretto Academy in Las Cruces, NM. She also attended New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, Texas Western in El Paso, TX, University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, and received her B.A. degree from Highlands University in Las Vegas, NM. She taught in the Pojoaque and Rio Grand Valleys in Northern New Mexico, and later transferred to Taos School system until her retirement in 1965. Subjects she taught during her 33+-year career included: Spanish language, Spanish Arts and Crafts, Spanish folklore, and regular educational subjects in both elementary and secondary schools. During WWII, Guadalupe served with the American Red Cross as a social worker in the Mexican District of El Paso, and in Juarez, Mexico interviewing Mexican dependants of American soldiers. She also served as a "riveter" in a consolidated aircraft factory. She also served as President of the Taos County Historical Society, and many years as a member of the Board of Directors of that society, along with President of the New Mexico Folklore Society.Guadalupe was also a member on the board of trustees and the executive committee of the Colonial New Mexico Historical foundation and was on its educational committee. One of her writings was published in a textbook by Glencoe/McGraw- Hill. Unpublished manuscripts include: Biography of Padre Antonio Jose Martinez, Didos, and Maximas y Adagious de Nuevo Mexico. Many articles about her appeared in the La Herencia. Pallbearers will be: Tom Nevares, Dennis and Carol Vaughn, Margaret Choinard, Alfredo Baca, Robert Sena. Honorary pallbearers are: Corina Santistevan, Marie Martinez-Trujillo, Lucy Sena, Fernie Giron, Consuelo Chouinard, Luis Gonzales, J.A. Maes, and Virgil Gutierrez. Robert Sena will deliver the eulogy. Visitation will be on Thursday, January 11, 2001 at 6:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Pojoaque where a rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Jan 12, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. also at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Pojoaque. Interment to follow at Rosario cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, 1399 Luisa, 984-8600.

Vega, Jose Encarnacion
Jose Encarnacion Vega of Llano, NM. died Friday 25 June 1909. He died of self inflicted stab wounds to the heart. He stabbed himself with a pocket knife It is said that he had been very sick. His is survived by his brother in law Seferino Martinez and the large Martinez family from the area. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Velarde, Amada Romero de
Amada Romero de Velarde, age 20 years, 4 months and 11 days of Pagosa Junction, Colorado died 24 Aug 1907 at 10:00 AM. She was the wife of Abran Velarde they married 30 April (year not legible). Surviving her is her husband, 2 children (Names not listed) and her father Manuel Romero. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Velasquez, Tito M.
Tito M. Velasquez, 71, of Questa passed away on March 12, 2006. He retired as a miner from Moly Corp. He is preceded in death by his parents, Miguel & Cristina Velasquez, brothers, Erlindo and Joe Velasquez. He is survived by his wife, Oclides Velasquez, sons, Kenneth Velasquez of Albuquerque and Lawrence Velasquez of Questa. He is also survived by his sister, Isabel Trujillo of Questa and his carnal, Charlie Velasquez (Patsy) of Colorado Springs, CO, grandchildren, Julia, Kenny and Jon Michael Velasquez. Memorial service was held on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at Rivera Chapel.

VeneKlasen, Gordon
February 10, 1998, The Santa Fe New Mexican Page: B-3, TAOS A rescue team trekked through deep snow Monday to bring out the body of a 71-year-old Santa Fe pilot who died when his light airplane smashed into a heavily forested mountain near Taos. Gordon VeneKlasen was found dead Sunday at the site. His single- engine Mooney had disappeared from radar Thursday while on a flight from Santa Fe to Angel Fire. "We had seven people spend the night with the wreckage," said Rick Goodman, search and rescue coordinator for the state Department of Public Safety. "They worked until 1:30 this morning (Monday) trying to get him out of the wreckage. We sent more tools out this morning. The engine was basically on top of him." The body was removed from the wreckage late Monday morning, put on a sled and taken down the mountain. Goodman said nine snowmobiles with trailers and two snow tractors were transporting the rescuers and the body from the crash scene, which received 7 inches of fresh snow Sunday night. The body was being delivered to the state Office of the Medical Investigator for an autopsy. The rescue teams had to descend about 1,000 feet with the body to reach the snow tractor, Goodman said. James Schwiner, operation coordinator for the Civil Air Patrol, said two New Mexico Air National Guard helicopters transported a ground crew into the area Sunday. The crew then had to hike through deep snow up to 10 feet in some areas to reach the wreckage on the side of a hill. VeneKlasen had his two Labrador dogs with him on the flight to Angel Fire. One of the dogs, named Jake, survived. The dog was taken to an animal shelter in Angel Fire, Goodman said, but there was no word on the fate of the second dog late Monday. The National Transportation Safety Board will try to determine the cause of the crash. State police helicopter pilot Sgt. Mike Dowd spotted the airplane about 10:20 a.m. Sunday about 20 miles southeast of Taos at an altitude of about 10,700 feet. Goodman said the airplane was "pretty banged up." "There's snow; we couldn't see the wings. The tail was missing. The front end is pretty mushed, like a head-on," he said. Goodman said radar indicated the airplane was at an altitude of about 12,500 feet just before it disappeared. "He probably stalled out and came down at a pretty vertical angle," Goodman said. The airplane took off from Santa Fe County Municipal Airport Thursday afternoon. VeneKlasen was reported missing when he failed to show up at the Angel Fire Airport.

Vickers, Robert E. Jr.
Colonel Robert E. Vickers Jr., a resident of Taos, NM and formerly of Albuquerque, NM, passed away on January 28, 2010. He is survived by his son Mark R. Vickers and daughter in law, Darlene Vickers of Albuquerque; three step daughters: Sheila Ross of Taos, Janace Chapman of Casper, WY and Billie Clark of Albuquerque; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Robert was preceded in death by his wife Annell Waldrop-Ross Vickers of Taos. Colonel Vickers graduated from high school in Fort Wayne, IN and enlisted in the United States Air Force as an Aviation Cadet in 1942. He entered pilot training in 1943, earning pilot's wings and officer commission in 1944, subsequently training as a B-24 Liberator Bomber Pilot and aircrew commander. He was assigned combat crew duty with U.S. 8th Air Force, 392nd Bomb Group (B-24's) in Wendling (Norfolk) England in late 1944 and flew 30 combat missions over Nazi Germany. His aircraft was shot down while on a mission near Dresden, Germany on January 16, 1945. The crew bailed out over friendly front lines in the Battle of the Bulge area near Metz, France and behind the rear guard of General George Patton's 3rd Army. Colonel Vickers trained as a B-29 Superfortress Instructor Pilot for the Pacific Theater as WW II closed. After 32 years of continuous active USAF duty he retired on May 1, 1975. Colonel Vickers was awarded Legion of Merit; Distinguished Flying Cross; Meritorious Service Medal; Air Medal with multiple Oak Leaf clusters; Air Force Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Clusters; Presidential Unit Citations (392nd BG), WWII and SAC (28th BW), B-52 'Cold War" operations, Major Overseas War Campaign ribbons for European Theater of Operations, WWII, w/ Battle Stars; Berlin Airlift; Korean and Vietnam conflicts. Interment will be at The National Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM on Tuesday, February 2, 2010 @ 1:30pm. Arrangements by Rivera Family Mortuaries and Crematory. ABQ Journal January 31, 2010

Vigil, Albert
Albert "Leroy" Vigil, 56 of Peñasco passed away November 2, 2009. He is preceded in death by his parents, José & Fidelia Vigil, mother of his children, Berlinda Vigil, nephews, Arthur and Lawrence Vigil. He is survived by his children, Fabián Vigil (Kathy), Kristina Vigil (Jonathan), granddaughter, Stefani Vigil, brothers, Ray Vigil (Oralia), Tony Vigil (Judy), Enoch Vigil (Cleo) and Joe Vigil. He is also survived by his girlfriend, Priscilla Martínez and many other relatives and friends. Rosary was recited on November 5, 2009. Funeral mass was held on November 6, 2009. Both services were held at San Antonio de Padua Church in Peñasco. Interment was held at the Morada Cemetery. Arrangements by Rivera Family Mortuaries.

Vigil, Andrea S.
February 3, 2006 Andrea S. Vigil, of Ranchos de Taos, lived a full and glorious life of eighty-eight years. She joined the Lord's choir of angels on February 3, 2006 after a sudden onset of medical complications while living in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Andrea, or Andy as she was known by those who loved her, is survived by her daughters, Ailene (Tony) Martinez of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Marcella (Ray) Dymale also Albuquerque, New Mexico; son, Rudy (Candy) Vigil of Colorado Springs, Colorado; special niece Emma (Louie) Duran; grandchildren, Lydia (Mike) Lucero; Dolores (Tomas) Velasquez; Victoria (John) Rice; Rashad Spriggs; Christina Marquez-Vigil; Cindy Bustamante; Christopher Vigil; Marshall Vigil; Dominic Vigil; and fifteen great-grandchildren. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, close family and friends. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Marshall; her parents, Iley Nunn Selph and Carolina Sandoval; her brothers and sisters, Iley Selph, Hardy Selph, Frank Selph, Thomas Selph, Bettie Medrano, Annie Quintana, Lillie Miera, and Carlotta Salazar and granddaughter Elena Martinez. Our Mom was a beloved Mom, Grandmother, Great-Nana and friend. A life long Taosena, she touched the lives of countless Taosenos during her career as the secretary to the Taos High School Principal's office and later as a case worker for the Taos County Welfare Department. Her generosity, smile, laughter, hugs and kisses will be missed but treasured forever. Evening service was held on February 09, 2006 at Rivera Chapel. Funeral service was held on February 10, 2006 at Ranchos Presbyterian Church. Interment followed at Jesus Nazareno Cemetery in Ranchos de Taos. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of our Mom to the Ranchos Presbyterian Church or to the charity of choice.

Vigil, Apolinario O.
Apolinario Paul O. Vigil, 86, of Ranchos de Taos passed away on July 14, 2005. He is preceded in death by his sons, Higino and Paul Vigil, parents, Jose Antonio Vigil and Maria Higina Vigil, sisters, Juanita Sandoval, Refufio Barela, Tomasita Mondragon and brothers, Mike and Elias Guadalupe Vigil. He is survived by his wife, Rose Vigil, children, Julia Gonzales (Frank), Leo Vigil (Patsy), Sylvia Gonzales (Alex), Millie Vigil, Lawrence Vigil (Bonnie), Peter Vigil, Maria Dimas (George), George Vigil, Manuel Vigil and Anna Vigil (Michael). He is also survived by his brother and sister, Tony Vigil (Frances), Sister Antonita Vigil, 19 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and many other relatives. Rosary was recited on Thursday, July 14, 2005 at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church. Funeral mass was held on Friday, July 15, 2005 at San Francisco de Asis Church with interment to follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery.

Vigil, Beatrice
Beatrice Vigil age 59, resident of Questa, NM. died at the Presbyterian Hospital Embudo,NM. Feb 10,1968. She is survived by her husband Juan A, Vigil; Son Moises Vigil and daughter Mrs. Eloy Rael; Brothers Jose Andres Cordova and Jose Adel Cordova; Sisters Mrs. Lionardo Vigil and Mrs. Miguel Vigil. Taos News Feb 22,1968 B 2. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Vigil, Berlinda Valencia
Berlinda Valencia Vigil, of Arroyo Seco and currently of Penasco passed away on February 19, 2007. She is preceded in death by her brother, Pacomio Valencia and sister, Olivia Martínez. She is survived by her children, Fabián and Kristina Vigil, granddaughter, Stefani Vigil, mother, Locaida Valencia, sisters, Seralia and Lucille, brothers, Tranquelino and Yolando Valencia and many nieces, nephews and friends. Rosary was recited on February 22, 2007 at Rivera Chapel. Funeral mass was held on February 23, 2007 at San Antonio de Padua Catholic Church in Penasco. Interment was held at the Morada Cemetery in Penasco. Arrangements by Rivera- Hanlon Funeral Home.

Vigil, Cimodosella
Cimodosella "Tía Simona" Vigil, 105, of Taos passed away on December 17, 2007. She is preceded in death by her parents; Pilar and Libradita Vigil, brothers and sisters, Alfredo Vigil, Claudio Vigil (Dominguita), Gregorita Trujillo (Celso), Enriques Vigil (Felipita) and Celestina Vigil. She is survived by her nieces, Josephine Vigil, Gloria Quinto (Gilbert), great-nieces and nephews, Stephen Vigil, Bonavita MacCallum (Tracy), David Quinto-Pozas (Mannie), Carmela Durán (Eligio), great-great-niece and nephew Manuel and Andrea, Jose Arcenio Trujillo (Celina) whom she raised and numerous other nieces and nephews. Rosary was recited on December 20, 2007. Funeral mass was held on December 21, 2007. Both services were held at San Francisco de Asís Catholic Church. Interment was held at the Pacheco Cemetery. Arrangements by Rivera Family Mortuaries and Crematory.

Vigil, Cleotilde Ortega
Cleotilde Ortega Vigil age 56, Resident of Questa, NM died at Holy Cross Hospital, Taos, NM. March 18,1968. She is survived by her husband Agapito Vigil,her parents Mr. & Mrs. J. E. Ortega; Daughter Arabella Lujan; Sisters Mrs. Ursulita Martinez, Mrs. Tony Gonzales, Mrs. Evarsito Cardenas; Brothers Ruben, Bernabe, Santiago and Eulogio Ortega Jr. Taos News March 28,1968 A 3. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Vigil, DeeAnna
DeeAnna Vigil December 2, 1979 - June 14, 2005 DeeAnna Vigil – Age 25 a resident of Chimayo passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 following a sudden illness. She was preceded in death by her grandfathers: Levi Vigil in 1982 and Simon Vigil in 1973; uncle, Rudy Vigil in 2004; and a cousin, Isaac Vigil in 2004. DeeAnna loved listening to country music and singing, her favorite singer was Brooks & Dunn. She graduated from Española Valley High School in 1998. She was in the ROTC which she really loved. DeeAnna was a very loving person with a beautiful smile for everyone. She also loved to go to R-Way Day Hab to be with her friends there; and she loved to go camping in Pecos. She is survived by her parents: Gilbert and Roselene Vigil of Chimayo; sister, Daisy Vigil of Chimayo; maternal grandmother, Della Vigil of Chimayo; paternal grandmother, Maria Vigil of La Puebla; uncle and aunt that were like a second mom and dad: Michael and Nellie Martinez of La Puebla; very close uncles and aunts: Archie and Patsy Vigil of La Puebla Albert Vigil and wife Darlene of Chimayo; other aunts and uncles: Danny Vigil, Eva Gonzales and husband Joe all of La Puebla; very close cousins: Patrick Vigil of La Puebla, Ashley, Michaela and Michael Ray Martinez all of La Puebla, Tiffini, Julien and Gabriel Martinez all of La Puebla, Simon Vigil; and numerous other relatives and friends. Recitation of the rosary will be recited on Thursday, June 16, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of Block-Salazar Mortuary. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 17, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Chimayo. Interment will follow at the Nuestra Señora de Dolores Cemetery with the following serving as pallbearers: Patrick, Simon and Pablo Jude Vigil, Matthew Martinez, Daniel Vigil and Gabriel Martinez. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be: Ashley Gurule, Micaela Martinez, Tiffini and Archie and Derrick Vigil. The Rivera family of Block-Salazar Mortuary are providing the family of DeeAnna Vigil with care and professional services. 505-753-2288 or 1-800-443-4854 Born: December 2, 1979 Place of Birth: Los Alamos, New Mexico Death: June 14, 2005 Place of Death: Chimayo, New Mexico

Vigil, Delia C.
January 31, 2006 Delia C. Vigil, 75, of Questa passed away on January 31, 2006. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Rosemarie Vigil and parents, Celestino and Estrella Aranda and grandparents. She is survived by her husband, Elfido Vigil, son, Adelmo Vigil (Soledad) of Alamogordo, grandsons, Adrian Vigil (Hidi) of Farmington and Gabriel Vigil of El Paso, sisters, Erma Casias of Pueblo, CO, Ida Martinez (Eugene) of Pueblo, CO, Mary Miera (Joe Elifas) of Questa, Nora Archuleta (Elvinio) of Chicago and brother, Henry Aranda (Frances) of Pueblo, CO. She is also survived by great grandchildren, Marcos, Domnik and Monique Vigil of Farmington and many other relatives. Evening service was held on February 03, 2006 at Rivera Chapel. Funeral service was held on February 04, 2006 at Rivera Chapel. Internment followed at El Pueblito Cemetery in Questa.

Vigil, Elfido
April 26, 2006 Elfido Vigil of Questa passed away on April 26, 2006. He was a lifetime rancher and farmer. He was an Army veteran of WWII in the European Theater. He is preceded in death by his wife, Delia Vigil, daughter, Rosemarie Vigil, parents, Placido & Aurelia Vigil, brothers and sister, Placido Vigil Jr., Maximiana Garcia, Eloy Vigil and Jose Inez Vigil. He is survived by his son, Adelmo Vigil (Soledad) of Alamogordo, grandsons, Adrian Vigil (Hidi) and Gabriel Vigil. He is also survived by great grandchildren, Marcos A., Domnik A. and Monique D. Vigil, sister, Elva Sanchez, brother, Arsenio Vigil and many other relatives.Evening service was held on April 28, 2006 at Rivera Chapel. Funeral service were held on April 29, 2006 at Rivera Chapel. Interment followed at El Pueblito Cemetery in Questa.

Vigil, Emilia L.
Emilia L. Vigil age 16 years, 11 months and 22 days of Watervale Trinchera, Colo. died in Trinidad, Colo where she had gone to seek medical help. She died at 5:00 AM 23 April 1909. She was the wife of Fermin Vigil. She was born 15 May 1892. Daughter of Jose Lujan and Maria M. de Lujan. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Vigil, Fedelina M
Fedelina M Vigil, 92, of Cerro, NM, passed away September 6, 2006 at Holy Cross Hospital in Taos, NM. She was born to Nicholas and Damiana Salazar March 25, 1914 She married Silviano Vigil. Her hobbies included playing cards, puzzle books, and playing bingo. Fedelina belonged to the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the Sagrado Corazón League. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers; Dan Salazar, Rubén Salazar, and two sisters; Clorinda Gallegos, and Gomecinda Young She is survived by one brother, Nick (Fabby) Salazar Buhl, Idaho, three sisters; Consuelo (Nasario) Salazar Houston, TX, Teresa Gonzales Denver, CO, Magdalena (Joe) Ulibarri Mancos, CO, two sons, Gilbert (Pearl) Vigil Cerro, NM, Joe Vigil Taos, NM, six daughters; Mary Archuleta Questa, NM, Rose (Armando) Ortega Cerro, NM, Charlene Chavarría Cerro, NM, Roxanne (Floyd) Ortega Questa, NM, Bertha Ortega Taos, NM, Sylvia (Gerald) Sandoval Cerro, NM, 28 grandchildren, 33 greatgrandchildren and seven greatgreat- grandchildren. Rosaries were held on Saturday, September 9, 2006 at Weylen's Funeral Home at 7:00 p.m. in Questa, NM and on Sunday, September 10, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Cerro, NM. The Funeral Mass was held Monday, September 11, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Cerro, NM, with burial to follow at the Cerro Cemetery. Arrangements were made with Weylen's Funeral Home in Questa, NM. www.weylens-funeral-home.com

Vigil, Flavio
Flavio Vigil resident of Agua Negra Mora County, NM. Was killed last week, the first week of August in Chama (Rio Arriba County) NM. where he was employed cutting ties for the rail road. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Vigil, Gaspar Jose
Gaspar Jose Vigil, 85, of Arroyo Hondo passed away on February 02, 2007. He was a lifetime member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, veteran of the European Theatre during WWII and a member of the VFW. He is preceded in death by his wife, Dolores Vigil, parents, Simes & Genoveva Vigil, brothers, Serafin and Paul Vigil. He is survived by his children, Roger Vigil of Arroyo Hondo, Bernice Montoya (Andres) of Des Montes, Gladys Valenzuela (Hector) of Albuquerque and Arnold Vigil (Elaine) of Albuquerque. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, brother, Donald Vigil (Faby) of Taos, sisters, Consuelo Mares, Ada Garcia (Paul) and Terry Zamora all of Albuquerque and many other relatives. Rosary was recited on February 05, 2007. Funeral mass was held on February 06, 2007. Both services were held at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Arroyo Hondo. Interment was held at Santa Fe National Cemetery.

Vigil, James
JAMIE "JAMES" VIGIL, 40, of Peñasco died Saturday January 31, 2004. He belonged to Local Laborers Union No. 16. He loved to be outdoors and riding his bicycle with his children. He enjoyed being with friends. He took great pride in taking care of his 1972 Monte Carlo which he restored. He always wore sunglasses. He is survived by his companion, Freida Salazar and her children, Pablo Sisneros and Rhiannon Salazar, all of Ranchos de Taos; father, Eddie Vigil and companion Irene Rodriguez of Chamita; mother, Theresa Vigil of Peñasco; sisters, Brenda Casias of Santa Fe, Geraldine Vigil and Leonard Coriz, both of Española; and many other relatives and friends. Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. today at the San Jose de Gracias Catholic Church in Trampas with burial to follow at the Community Cemetery in Trampas. DeVargas Funeral Home.

Vigil, John Manny
VIGIL, John Manny; 59; Arroyo Seco, formerly of Santa Fe; died July 24, 1998; born on July 29, 1938 in Santa Fe; Albuquerque Journal North, Tuesday, July 28, 1998, page 2

Vigil, Johnny L.
Johnny L. Vigil, 59, of Cerro passed away on December 03, 2005. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ismael and Orelia Vigil and brother, Paul vigil. He is survived by his sisters and brothers, Lorraine Segura, Pauline Cisneros, Carmen Barela, Helen Bailon, Wilfred Vigil, Jane Aragon, Virginia Herrera, Robert Vigil, Floyd, Lupe, Jerry, Judy, and Gene Vigil, Juanita Mendez, Flora Montoya and many other relatives. Gathering of family and friends was held on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 at the Questa parish. Interment was held at San Pedro Cemetery.

Vigil, Josephine Cordova
January 04, 2001, The Santa Fe New Mexican, Page: B-2, JOSEPHINE CORDOVA VIGIL, Age 73, of San Ildefonso and Taos Pueblos, passed away January 1, 2001. Mrs. Vigil was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and a loving, dedicated homemaker. She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Albert Vigil; her children: Doug Vigil and wife Charlotte, Alberta Vigil, Charles Vigil, and Bruce Vigil; sister, Reycita Cordova-Lujan, and brother, Jimmy Morningtalk. Ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Vigil, Juan B.
August 5, 2005 Juan B. Vigil, 93, of Ranchos de Taos passed away on August 5, 2005. He is preceded in death by his sons, Roy, Teofilo and Paul Vigil. He is survived by his wife Teordora Vigil, his children, Dolores Cata of Espanola, Esther Cordova (Johnny) of Santa Fe, Roland Vigil (Mitzi) of Fort Smith AK, Henry Vigil (Joyce), Rachel Trujillo (Bernie) both of Llano Quemado, Patsy Kittridge (Tommy) of Rapid Falls, MN, Rose Maestas (Eltin) from Ranchos de Taos, Kathy Appel (John) from Lake Havasu, AZ, Anthony Vigil (Candy) of Norfolk, NE, Raylene Casias of Taos, sister, Maclovia Martinez, niece, Lorraine Trujillo (Mannie), both of Taos and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-granchildren. A Memorial service was held at the Rivera Chapel August 9, 2005. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home.

Vigil, L. Nichole
L. Nichole Vigil, age 26, passed away unexpectedly of an apparent arrhythmia at her father's Tijeras home during the late afternoon of Wednesday, June 8, 2005. Nichole was the Chief Financial Officer for the Albuquerque properties of AmeriSuites, she had worked for AmeriSuites since 2001. Nichole was engaged to Mr. Kenneth Akin of Albuquerque, they had planned to marry this fall. Nichole was an active member of the Believers Center Church where she taught Sunday School and had been Director of the Children's Choir for several years. Nichole was a graduate of Sandia High School in 1996 and New Mexico State University in 2000. She was on the Dean's List during most of her semesters in college. She is survived by her mother, Regina Wolfe Eldredge of Albuquerque; her father, Gil James Vigil of Tijeras; step-father, Jonathan Eldredge of Albuquerque; her older sister, Heather Costello of Las Vegas, NV; younger brother, Nicolas Eldredge; younger sister, Gabriela Eldredge of Albuquerque; paternal grandparents: ArABQ Journaland Senaida Vigil of Taos; maternal grandparents: Wande Wolfe of Cynthiana, KY and Leslie Wolfe of Buford, GA; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends as well as the Rivera Family of Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home in Taos and Block-Salazar Mortuary in Espanola. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. at the Believers Center Church in Albuquerque - 320 Waterfall (on old 66 east of Tramway). Public visitation will be held on Monday, June 13, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. at the Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home in Taos with a funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m. Cremation to follow the service. The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made in Memory of Nichole to Healing the Children, c/o Camille Dozier 1712 Pedregoso Place SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123. The Rivera Family of Block-Salazar Mortuary and Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home are assisting the family of L. Nichole Vigil with care and professional services. 505-753-2288 or toll free 1-800-443-4854 ABQ Journal June 11, 2005

Vigil, Lorena O.
Lorena O. Vigil, 61 of Arroyo Hondo passed away on February 05, 2008. She is preceded in death by her parents; Efren and Ursulita Ortega, parents in law, Jose Dolores and Macedonia Vigil, brothers, Frank, Jake, Manuel, Frank Jr. and sister, Cecilia Ortega. She is survived by her husband, Steve E. Vigil, children; Joseph Ortega (Joyce), Macedonia D. Vigil, Eligio Vigil (Suzanne), Ursulita Trujillo (Isiah), Estevan Vigil, 10 grandchildren and many other relatives. Rosary will be recited on Thursday, February 07, 2008 at 7 PM at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Arroyo Hondo. Funeral mass will be held on Friday, February 08, 2008 at 10 AM at Our Lady of Sorrows Church with interment to follow at Arroyo Hondo Community Cemetery. 

Vigil, Macedonia
January 2, 2006 Macedonia Vigil, 87, of Arroyo Hondo passed away on January 02, 2006. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jose Dolores Vigil, parents, Victor and Maximiana Arellano, sons, Filadelfio and Alejandro Vigil, grandsons, Darin, Phyllis and Vicente Vigil. She is survived by her children, Joe P. Vigil (Rita) of Green River, Wyoming, Norbert Vigil (Mary), Maximiana Vigil, Juana Jaramillo (Paul), Steve Vigil (Lorena) all of Arroyo Hondo, Jose Dolores Vigil (Veronica) of Pilar and Ben Vigil (Maria) of Albuquerque. She is also survived by sisters, Elvira Vigil, Mercedes Chavez and Ruperta Lacome, 25 grandchildren, 55 great grandchildren, 7 great great grandchildren and many other relatives. Rosary was recited on Wednesday, January 04, 2006. Funeral mass was held on Thursday, January 05, 2006. Both services were held at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Interment was held at Rael Cemetery in Arroyo Hondo.

Vigil, Marcelo
Marcelo Vigil age 78 of Penasco, NM. died 15 Oct 1909 at 1:00 Am. Survived by wife and children. Names not listed. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Vigil, Maria Eulalia
Maria Eulalia Vigil age 9 months and 3 days daughter of Julian C. Vigil and Juanita A. Vigil died at her residence in Arroyo Seco, NM 11 Dec 1907. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Vigil, Maximiliano
Maximiliano Vigil age 42 of Abiquiu, NM. died 18 Dec 1909 of Pulmonia (Pneumonia). Survived by his wife Elena Chavez de Vigil and 2 children. Names not listed. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Vigil, Nila
Nila Vigil, 91, of Cerro passed away on March 15, 2006. She is preceded in death by her parents, Max & Rumaldita Vigil, sister, Rosalia V. Herrera and brother, Waldo Vigil. She is survived by her sister, Maria S. Vigil of Cerro, brother, Levi Vigil (Irene) of Taos, niece, Rose Herrera of Cerro, other nephews, nieces and other relatives. Rosary was recited on March 16, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Cerro. Funeral mass was held on March 17, 2006 at 12 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church with interment to follow at Cerro Cemetery.

Vigil, Norbert
April 13, 2006 Norbert Vigil, 64, of Arroyo Hondo passed away on April 13, 2006. He is preceded in death by parents, Jose Dolores and Macedonia Vigil, grandson, Vicente Vigil, brothers, Alejandro and Filadelfio Vigil. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Mary Vigil, children, Norberta Vigil, Paul Vigil (Tina), Miriam Vigil, FloraLea Trujillo, brothers, Pacomio Vigil (Rita), Steve Vigil (Lorena), Ben Vigil (Maria), Jose Dolores Vigil (Veronica), sisters, Juana Jaramillo (Paul), Maximiana Vigil, grandchildren, Katrina Madrid, Fabian Varos, Andres Vigil, Jacob, JamieLee, Krystal and James Gonzales and great grandchildren. Ayesha and Gary Flores Jr. Rosary will be recited on Monday, April 17, 2006 at 7 PM at Our Lady of Sorrows in Arroyo Hondo. Funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at 10 AM at Our Lady of Sorrows with interment to follow at upper Arroyo Hondo Cemetery.

Vigil, Phylis
Phylis Vigil age 11 Months of Arroyo Hondo, NM.died June 21,1968. Child of Mr.& Mrs. Phil Vigil. Surving are the parents Mr. & Mrs. Phil Vigil and brother Daren Vigil. Taos News July 4, 1965 A 8. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Vigil, Prudencia Elvira
Prudencia Elvira Vigil Age 8 years, 3 months and 17 days, of Arroyo Hondo, NM. Daughter of F. A. Vigil and Silverita de Vigil and 7 brothers. Buried in the cemetery of Nuestra Senora de Los Dolores Church in Arroyo Seco, NM. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Vigil, Rafaelita Martinez de
Rafaelita Martinez de Vigil age 39 years, 9 months and 14 days of Ranchito de Abajo, NM. died at her residence 9 Jan 1907 at 8:30 PM.She was the daughter of Tomasita Pacheco de Martinez. She married Francisco Vigil in 1889. Survivors are 2 daughters Pilar Vigil and Delfina Vigil wife of Daniel Garcia (M- Aug 1906) son of Manuel and Placida Garcia. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Vigil, Reuben Cornelio
Reuben Cornelio Vigil, 72, of Taos passed away on June 18, 2009. He is preceded in death by parents, Juan N. and Domitila Vigil; father in law, Marcos Ortiz; brothers, Little Joe, Joe L. Vigil; sister in law, Raffie, and Bences Vigil; and brother in law, Jose C. Ortega. He is survived by his wife, Annabelle Ortiz Vigil, daughters, Terese Mares (Tom Sheets), Lila Ferrill, Noel Mills (Justin), Anastasia Mora (Jose), and son Paul Reuben Vigil; grandchildren, Felice and Elysa Mora, Marysol and Miranda Vigil, Kiera Mills and Austin Ferrill, brothers, George Vigil (Vera), Eliu Vigil (Helen), Francis Vigil, John Vigil (Anna Marie); sisters, Teresa Lopez, Loren (Everett Brooks), Eliza Naranjo, Jeanette Romero; aunt, Edna Wilton; mother in law, Matilda Ortiz; uncle, Manuel Ortiz; sisters in law, Faby Vigil, Lorena Ortega; brother and sister in law, Ernest and Fabie Gonzales; many special nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Rosary will be recited on Friday, June 19, 2009 at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2009 at 10 a.m., at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Arrangements by Rivera Family Mortuaries of Taos.    ABQ Journal June 20, 2009

Vigil, Robert Anthony
Robert Anthony Vigil age 21 of Ranchos de Taos, NM. died at St. Vincent Hospital Santa Fe, NM. June 20, 1968. He is survived by his wife Linda H. Vigil; Grandparents Carlos Olonia, Joe P. & Ella Vigil; Brother Charlie and Felibert Vigil. Sister Mildred Vigil. Taos News July 4, 1968 B 2. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Vigil, Ruth P.
Ruth P. Vigil, 76, of Questa and formerly Taos passed away on November 7, 2008. She is preceded in death by her granddaughter Isabella Rose Vigil, parents, Garsedan and Rachel Pacheco, brother, Edward "Lalo" Pacheco. She is survived by her husband of fifty five years Armando Vigil, Sr., sons and daughter Armando Vigil, Jr. (Cynthia) of Questa, Michael Vigil (Deann) of Cerro, Diana Gonzales (Herman) of Arroyo Hondo, Edward Vigil (Denise Dillon) of Questa, and Ted Vigil (Wendy) of Questa. Ruth is also survived by her sister Cordy Giorgianni of Pittsburgh, PA, twelve grandchildren, two great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and other relatives. The Vigil family would like to acknowledge her caregivers Glenda Martinez and Dolores Burgett, Mountain Home Health Care, Taos Living Center, and Holy Cross Hospital. The family would also like to thank the Father Dino Candelaria, Deacon Donald Martinez, Eulogist Donald Gallegos, the Friendship Circle, James Martinez, Jason Rael, Edwin Tafoya the Questa Guadalupanas, the Questa Peregrinos, Alan Vigil, Billy Archuleta, and the Taos Choir. Rosary will be recited on Sunday, November 09, 2008 at 7 PM at Our Lady of Guadaluupe Catholic Church in TAOS. Funeral mass will be held on Monday, November 10, 2008 at 10AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in TAOS with interment to follow at the Pacheco Cemetery with reception to follow at the Questa Catholic Parish Center.

Vigil, Sinforosa C.
Sinforosa C. Vigil, 96 years, born November 3, 1901, passed away with Jesus at 4:02 a.m., Tuesday, March 17, 1998, on St. Patrick's Day. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose Vigil, a World War I Veteran, who passed away April 19, 1975. She is survived by six sons and five daughters, Fares and Ennie, Felix and Cecilia, Bertha and Juan Vigil, Floyd and Glenda, Paul, a Veteran of the Korean War, Gustavo and Beatrice, Francisco and Priscilla Hernandez, Eliza and Robert Fernandez, Victoria and Raynold Gaillour, Dennis and Henrietta, and Mary Louise and Dave Spear; 43 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. She will be buried in Costilla, NM, Sacred Heart Church at 10:00 a.m., Friday. Rosary Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in Taos, and a Rosary at Sacred Heart Church Thursday at 7:00 p.m.   ABQ Journal March 20, 1998

Vigil, Severiano
Severiano Vigil age 72 of Taos, NM died Monday 9 Dec 1905 at 9:00 AM. Survived by Wife Carolina Valdez Vigil; Sister Julianita V. de Lucero; Mother-in-law Gregorita B. Sanchez; Nephews Cresencio Vigil, Francisco Vigil, Cornelio Vigil, Jesuita L. Gomez, Benigno Romero, Petrita R. Lucero, Santiago Lucero, Bernabe Vigil, Teofila V. Tafoya, Juanita V. Mestas, Marina V. Garcoa and Ramon Ulibarri. Buried in the Ranchito NM Cemetery. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Vigil, son
Boy Child (No names listed) age 9 months and 18 days of Halls Peak, NM. died. Survived by his grand mother Sencionita S. Vigil who raised him since birth as his mother (name not listed) died at his birth 23 Nov 1908; Father Agustin Vigil (He submitted the death notice) Date on the news paper edition is Friday 8 Oct 1909. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Vigil, Teofila Lopez de
Teofila Lopez de Vigil age 34 of El Rito Rio Arriba County NM. died at her residence 5:00 PM 15 April 1909. Survived by husband Rafael Vigil; Sons Jeronimo and Hipolito Vigil and daughter Margarita Vigil. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Vigil, Tom Larry
Tom Larry Vigil, 65, died on Saturday, October 9, 2010. Long time resident of Taos, Questa, and Albuquerque. Tom was a proud U.S. Veteran served in Vietnam. He is survived by four brothers; and three sisters. Richard Vigil and family, Phil Vigil Jr. and family,Bobby Vigil and family, Jim Vigil and family, Diana Briones and family, Virginia Chavez and family and Linda Trujillo and family. A celebration of Tom's life will be held at the Moose Lodge 2121 Edith Blvd N.E. on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Burial service will be at the Santa Fe National Cemetery on Monday, Oct. 18, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. ABQ Journal October 15, 2010

Vigil-Jimenez, Susie
Susie Vigil-Jimenez October 31, 1919 - March 25, 2005 Susie Vigil- Jimenez Age 85 of Tesuque, NM. passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Friday March 25, 2005, Good Friday. She was born on October 31, 1919 in Santa Fe to the late Jose and Doloritas Vigil, and was preceded in death by them. She is survived by her husband Jose S. Jimenez of Tesuque and Daughter Suzanne Vigil-Kash of Santa Fe, Stepson George L. Jimenez and his wife Celina of Santa Fe, Step daughter Veronica Lujan of Arizona, Granddaughter Laura Kash, Grandson Aaron Kash, Step Granddaughters Tara Moralez and her husband Dominique and Jennifer Jimenez, all of Santa Fe, Step Grandsons; Anthony Paul Vandersomen and Patrick Lujan of Arizona and one brother Mike Vigil of Santa Fe. Public visitation will begin on Tuesday March 29th at 5:00 p.m. followed by The Recitation of the Rosary at 6:00 pm at Christo Ray Catholic Church in Santa Fe, Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday March 30th at 9:30 am at the same Church. The committal service will take place at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 11:00 am, serving the family as pallbearers will be; George Jimenez, Aaron Kash, Robert C De Baca, Frank Vigil, Juan Trujillo and Richard Medina. The Rivera family of Block-Salazar Mortuary is providing the family of Maria Susanna Vigil-Jimenez with professional services (505)753-2288, toll free (800)443-4854 Born: October 31, 1919 Place of Birth: Santa Fe, New Mexico Death: March 25, 2005 Place of Death: Tesuque, New Mexico

Visarraga, George
George Visarraga, 70, of Penasco passed away on January 31, 2006 He is preceded in death by his brother, Abreliano Visarraga, parents Abel and Senaida Visarraga and father-in-law, Fernando Lopez. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Oralia M. Visarraga, children, Michael Visarraga (Mary Jane), Wayne Visarraga (Eutemia), Herbert Visarraga (Valerie), Eugene Visarraga (Cathy, Lisa), Norman Visarraga (Charlene), Alonzo Visarraga (Grace), brothers John Visarraga (Corine) and Tony Visarraga (Luisa), mother-in-law, Ofelia Lopez, 16 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and many other relatives and friends. Rosary was recited on February 01, 2006 at San Antonio de Padua Catholic Church in Penasco. Funeral mass was held on February 02, 2006 at San Antonio de Padua Church.

Von Heune, Christian
Dr. Christian Our dear Christian has died. The man we so much respected, revered and loved left suddenly on January 19, 2009. He leaves a powerful legacy in his energy, his strong work ethic, his marveling curiosity, his will to do good, his interest in civil rights, and his great love of the outdoors. Born Christian Berend Johann von Hoyningen-Heune on August 28, 1932 on the beautiful Blumenhagen farm in the rolling hills of Berlin, the warmth of well tended earth gave him a love of gardening, and of the wilderness, that drew him always out of doors. A refugee from the war, his American mother brought the family back to New England where he finished high school at the Woodstock Country School in Vermont, achieved Phi Beta Kappa his junior year, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, in 1954. Recruited to study medicine at Harvard Medical School, he took his new wife, Jeanne Clark and first son to Cambridge, MA. He received the Maimonides prize his first year at Harvard, graduated in 1958, and became a citizen of the United States in 1959. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, specializing in internal medicine. They moved, now with four children, to Germany in 1962 where he served medical duty as a Captain in the US Air Force at Sembach Air Base. The family traveled extensively throughout Europe, he took up flying for a short time and received his pilot's license, enjoyed photography, visiting castle ruins, and connected again with beloved relatives in Germany. After his tour of duty, the family moved to the wide open spaces of New Mexico in 1965, and he started practice with the renowned Lovelace Clinic. He dedicated himself to his patients, enjoyed work with his colleagues, and often worked the ER. Adventures all around the Southwest on family camping and hiking trips, learning about it's native peoples and places, mountaineering, skiing, rafting, even scuba diving, and as an accomplished sailor lovingly passing on his knowledge to all his children, built his love for New Mexico. His reputation as an intensely compassionate and caring physician grew, he joined a regular broadcast on KNME-TV for a time, to help people understand medical science, and continued to make house calls until his retirement. He was always curious about the world around him, liked to name the peaks he climbed, the native wildlife, and the flowers and trees. He loved music, played the flute and taught us singing in chorus, especially German songs. He was a man of ideas, and continually studied to understand nature and science, politics, and the history of the peoples of the world, was a member of the ACLU, and loved to discuss and share his fascination and concern. He scaled all 54 of Colorado's 14,000 foot peaks at over 50 years of age, made a pact with himself and bagged 65 peaks over 14,000 feet before he was 65, several solo. He also reached the summit of Mexico's 17,802 foot Mt. Popocatepetl. He was an avid snow camper, kept vigorously active, running the La Luz trail, and participated in half marathons up to age 65. In his retirement, he worked tirelessly towards the preservation of the NM environment, volunteered much time at the Cibola National Forest Service, Open Spaces Program, removing graffiti, clearing trails, and leading nature hikes. He was an inspiring docent at the New Mexico Natural History Museum in Albuquerque, where he passed on his enthusiasm for Southwest geology and paleontology to visitors of all ages. Doctor Christian von Huene is survived by six children, Christian Berend Robert of Albuquerque, Sergei Johann of Albuquerque, Gregor of San Jose, CA, Karl-Heinrich of Madison, WI, Andre' Sievers of Taos, NM, Ariadne Marie Barclay of Albuquerque; his first wife Jeanne Clark of Berkeley, CA; his fourth wife Anne Claire of Albuquerque; brother Friedrich of Brookline; sisters Dorothee Greenberg and Sigrid MacRae of New York, Brigitte Reid of Michigan; four grandsons and a granddaughter, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and uncles around the world. We love you Opa, missya, loveya. Services will be held on Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 3 p.m., at the First Unitarian Church. In lieu of flowers, please donate in his name to the New Mexico Natural History Museum or to the Open Spaces Program of Sandia Ranger District. ABQ Journal January 24, 2009

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