Taos County, New Mexico
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Haimowitz, Ligia del Carmen
Ligia del Carmen Haimowitz, 35, of Llano Quemado died Monday, 3-12-2001, in Taos. She was born Nov. 6, 1965, in Managua, Nicaragua. She received her degree from the Universidad Nacional Autonimo Nicaraguense, then became a professor of advanced mathematics at the Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria. She had a passion for social issues in her homeland and frequently returned to help her family and community. She was preceded in death by her father, Ernaldo Estrada Saenz. She is survived by her husband, Andy; son, Ian Mordecai; mother, Mariam Rocha Ramirez; sister, Elia Maria Romero; brother-in-law, Edgar Romero; brother, Elias Daniel Estrada Rocha; sister-in-law, Marbelly Andino; brother, Miguel Estrada Rocha; brother, Edgar Estrada Canales; sister-in-law, Marta Gutierrez; and numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral services at 2 p.m. today at the Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home in Taos. Burial will follow at the (?). Memorial contributions may be sent to a fund set up at the Peoples Bank. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home, Taos. (The preceding obituary was extracted from The Albuquerque Journal, March 16, 2001)

Hall, Azelle
Azelle Hall, 78, passed away on August 4 after a brief illness. She is survived by her children, Judy Hall of Albuquerque, Patti Hall of Carbondale, IL, Kathy Hall of Taos, NM, and Kim Moser of Albuquerque; two brothers, Hulon Hamrick and wife, Mary, of Sulphur Springs, TX and Jerry Hamrick and wife, Chris, of Indian Head, MD; two grandchildren, Benjamin Moser and Samantha Brown. A funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 7, at Sandia Presbyterian Church, 10704 Paseo Del Norte NE, with Pastor Allen McCallum officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Sandia Presbyterian Church. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010 ABQ Journal August 07, 2004

Hamlin, James D.
El Crepusculo, Thurs. Jan 12, 1950 Hamlin Death The many friends of James D. Hamlin, resident representative of Farwell, Texas announce his death this week. Funeral services will be held this morning at 10:00 am at Farwell. No date of death given in obituary.

Hammer, Samuel
Samuel Hammer, 89, of Taos passed away on December 15, 2006. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margie Hammer and grand daughter, Jennifer Montoya. He is survived by his children, Betty Trujillo (Pacomio), Ida Chavez (Eugenio), Ruth Montoya (Joe), Sammy Hammer, Jr (Diana). and Harvey Hammer (Mary Ann), brothers, George Hammer, Loren Hammer (Tomasita), Charlie Hammer (Antonia) Frank Hammer (Charlotte), brothers and sisters-in-laws, Manuel Martinez, Eddie Grant (Bessie), and Clarence Grant (Andra) and Mabel Torres, 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends. Evening service was held on December 17, 2006 at Rivera Chapel. Funeral service was held on December 18, 2006 at Ranchos Presbyterian Church. Interment was held at Descanso Cemetery.

Hancock, David Hugh
David Hugh Hancock passed away June 1, 2009 at Plaza de Retiro in Taos. He was 91 and lived in Taos since moving from Albuquerque in 1999. Hugh was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Vera; his five brothers; and a sister. He is survived by his daughter Sandy and her husband Bill Young; and by his grandson Marcus Young and his wife Sarah. Hugh and Vera moved to Los Alamos where he worked for the Zia Company until retirement in 1979 as Alternate Chief of Tech Area Division supervising 800 employees. Hugh was born in Lawton, OK, and before New Mexico, Hugh and Vera lived in Arkansas, Connecticut , and Alaska . In the 1950s, they built a cabin in Cabresto Canyon at the end of a very rough road. In retirement, Hugh and Vera enjoyed winters in Mexico, South Texas, and Arizona. Services will be at Plaza de Retiro on June 15, 2009 at 2 p.m. Donations may be made to Mountain Home Health Hospice (575-758-4786) in lieu of flowers. Arrangements by Rivera Family Mortuaries of Taos.

Hanrahan, Daniel R.
Daniel R. Hanrahan, 44, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away February 13, 2000. He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Susan C. Hanrahan; daughters, Kristen Hanrahan and Sarah Hanrahan; parents, Daniel J. and Ada Hanrahan; sisters, Eileen Hanrahan of Albuquerque and Mary Hanrahan of Taos, NM. Memorial services will be held Friday, February 18, 2000, 11:30 a.m., at Church of the Risen Savior. Interment of cremains will take place at Mt. Calvary.REST IN PEACE WE LOVE YOU, DADDYHillcrest Funeral Home 225 San Mateo NE 265-5959 ABQ Journal February 18, 2000

Harness, Kathleen E.
Kathleen E. Harness, 90, formerly of Taos passed away on September 5, 2006 in San Diego, California. A devoted wife and mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence, and three sons, Michael, Stephen and Robert Harness. She was a resident of Taos for many years where her son was an instructor at UNM. Kathleen is survived by her sister, Dorothy "Dottie" Gunther, and brother, Fred "Bud" Krueger, Jr., both of Denver, Colorado. She is also survived by her granddaughter, Khristine Gamer, and four great-grandchildren, Mikaela, Zoe, Lilith and Jamie Gamer of San Diego, California. A funeral mass was held at Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Alpine, California. Interment was held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Denver, Colorado. Kathleen enjoyed telling a good story nearly as much as she enjoyed listening to one. She will be missed. The family thanks the residents of Taos who befriended and helped Kathleen following the death of her son, Robert Harness. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. www.riverafuneralhome.com

Harrison, Richard L.
Richard L. Harrison age 70 of Taos and Red River, NM. died Dec 12,1968 at the Holy Cross Hospital Taos, NM. He was born in London, England and was a veteran of World War I and World War II. There are no surviving relatives. Taos News Dec 26,1968 2. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Harrower, Matthew Jay
Matthew Jay Harrower, 45, of Taos passed away on January 27, 2006. He was a Taos resident since 1987. He graduated Ithaca High School in 1978 and won numerous awards for high school wrestling. He was an artist and his folk art was sold at numerous galleries in Taos. He is survived by his mother, Sharon Travis of Ithaca, NY, father, William G. Harrower (Jeanne) of Cortland, NY, brother, Lafe Harrower (Jessica) of Taos, NM, sister, Kristi Luhar of Calabasas, CA (Ron Levi), stepsisters, Wendy Dalton and Tami Aguilar, nephews and nieces, Corrina Harrower, Jens Krosby, Shareena and Trisha Luhar, Samantha and Samson Levi, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Memorial service was held on February 03, 2006 at San Geronimo Lodge in Taos. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations in Mathew's honor to The Epilepsy Foundation, Attn: Accounting Department, 4351 Garden City Drive, Landover, MD 20785-7223, www. Epilepsyfoundation.org.

Hartt, Tomas
Tomas Hartt of Taos, NM died 3 Dec 1907 1:30 PM in Ranchos de Taos, NM. He and Billy Santistevan had gone to see Jesus Maria Valerio, Justice of the Peace regarding the estate of the recently deceased H. J. Wilson. On the way back from Ranchos de Taos to Taos, NM. A dog scared (Spooked) the horses that were pulling the carriage they were in. The horses fled and Tomas Hartt and Billy Santistevan were thrown from the carriage and landed on the road. Tomas Hartt died at 10:10 PM that night (3 Dec 1907), Billy Santistevan was injuried. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Harvey, Geraldine DeCoteau
Geraldine DeCoteau Harvey passed away on June 15, 2006, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, after having lived in Taos, New Mexico, for over 50 years. She was 17 days shy of her 90th birthday. Geraldine was born on July 2, 1916, in Wisconsin to a Chippewa Algonquin father and an Oneida Iroquois mother. Whereas she grew up at Manitowish Waters, she later attended boarding schools as a youngster, such as Odanah and Flandreau Indian School in South Dakota. She then became one of the first Native American women to graduate from college, first obtaining a Bachelors of Arts degree from Sioux Falls College, and subsequently a Master's Degree from the University of Wisconsin. In her professional life she taught elementary school, traveling to isolated regions of the United States- Menomenies (Wisconsin), Sioux (Montana), Oklahoma, Apaches, Sac and Fox, Cheyennes, and Pueblos (New Mexico)to work with Native American children. Her methods were ahead of her time, and she believed in fully immersing her students in the educational experience. Preceding retirement, she taught at Taos and in Tesuque, both communities with large Native American populations. Upon her retirement, a number of newspapers commented astutely that she would be "one tough act to follow." She is survived by her wellknown daughter, the flamenco dancer María Benítez, her soninlaw Cecilio Benítez, her grandson Francisco Benítez, her grand-daughterin- law, Anne Marcy- Benitez, and a large extended family including her first husband and father to her daughter, Josué E. Díaz. Gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, September 09, 2006 from 24 PM at Rivera- Hanlon Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks contributions be made to Taos Day School, Drawer X, Taos, NM 87571, 5057583652. Please visit her website at http://home.earthlink.net/~pacanne/geraldineharveyalbum/index.html. Arrangements by Rivera- Hanlon Funeral Home.

Hatch, George
George Hatch, 69, of Questa, passed away on January 3, 2005. George served as area manager at Sandia Peak until 1969 when he was named area manager at Red River Ski Area. In 1973 he moved to Taos Ski Valley to become mountain manager for Ernie Blake. For the next dozen years he helped shape the growth of New Mexico's busiest ski resort before moving on to start Ski Rio. George excelled in lift and vehicle maintenance. Three generations of New Mexico skiers have enjoyed the fruits of George's labor. He is preceded in death by his parents, George J. & Dorothea Ruddy Hatch; and sister, Dorothea Stalcup. He is survived by his children, Barbara, Donald, Ian, and Quinn Hatch; grandchildren, Kelly, Dominique, and Alexandra Hatch; brother, Tom Hatch; sisters, Mary Hatch, Debby Randall, and Monica Blanchard; former spouses, India and Evelyn Hatch. Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, January 10, 2005 at 10 a.m. at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church in Ranchos de Taos. Memorial service will be held on Monday, January 10, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. at the Hotel St. Bernard at the Taos Ski Valley. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home.   ABQJournal January 06, 2005

Hawkins, Richard Lewis
Richard Lewis Hawkins, 46, died Thursday in Taos. He was born May 30, 1957, in Glendale, Calif. After college he moved to Salida, Colo. He was a skilled builder of beautiful homes, incredible artist and also a successful and excellent outfitter. He lived on the land he holds so dear to his heart, Steele Canyon in the Sangre de Cristos of southern Colorado. He was a loving son to his mother, Andrea Carpenter and his father, Joseph Carpenter; his son, Colter Grey Hawkins; a devoted husband to Jeni; a long and best friend to his sister, Lizabeth and brother, Diego; stepsister, Dawn Fykes and husband Pat; older brother, Chuck Hawkins and his family; and many other relatives and friends. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Presbyterian Church in Salida, Colo., and at noon Sunday on Rick's Mountain. Flowers may be sent to Joseph and Andrea Carpenter, 12755 Riverview Drive, Salida, CO 81201. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. Journal North October 14 2003.

Hearneober, Peggy
Peggy Hearneober 21, 2005 Peggy Hearne, 48, of Taos and formerly of Winnsboro, SC passed away on October 21, 2005. She is preceded in death by her mother, Pamela Brice Stidham. She is survived by her father, Carl Hearne of Dallas, TX, her brothers, Michael Hearne of Taos, Robert Stidham of Columbia, SC, William Stidham (Debby) of Winnsboro, SC and her nephews and nieces, Travis Hearne, Sarah Hearne and Jessica Stidham. Service was held on October 27, 2005 at the Rivera Chapel.

Hemminger, Carrol Max
Carrol Max Hemminger died on April 13, 2000 in Abilene, Texas at the age of 67. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2000 in the Harrell Memorial Chapel in Dublin, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Genna Hemminger of Dubin, TX; two children, Darral Hemminger and wife, Cindy of Clovis, and Brenda Hatchison and her husband, Dave of Granbury, TX; also by seven grandchildren; two brothers, Joe Hemminger and wife, Dee of Taos and Jerry Hemminger and wife, Eva of Wichita Falls, TX; and his mother-in-law, Ruby Corregan of Dublin, TX. He was a retired employee of US West Telephone Co.   ABQ Journal April 14, 2000

Henke, Mary Ellen
Mary Ellen Henke, 28, Minnesota woman plunges to death in Rio Grande Gorge By Cara Lopez Lee - The Taos News January, 13th, 2000 She liked to run marathons, she liked to run alone, she liked to run in the wild ­ and that's why her tragic final run turned into one of the most unusual searches at the Rio Grande Gorge. Mary Helen Henke from Sunfish Lake, Minn., took off for a run along the gorge on New Year's Day after spending New Year's Eve in Taos. The family of the 28-year-old woman didn't even know she was here. "Her itinerary was a trip out West," said Capt. Quentin McShan of the New Mexico State Police. "That's what they knew." That's one reason no one looked for her until Jan. 4, even though her car was seen abandoned near the bridge on Jan. 1. Once they found out who owned the car, they knew she wasn't your typical missing person. "There's charts and graphs on how many miles people can cover on foot in various types of terrain. If you're a marathon runner, that throws those charts out of sync," McShan said. Footprints leading from her car showed that she had gone running alone along the rim. The footprints were from running shoes, and police say the stride was that of someone jogging. "Occasionally, she overlooked and caught the view, then went back to the trail parallel to the rim," said officer Adrian Vigil, one of two officers who followed her footprints. That "trail" Vigil referred to was not an established one, but rather the tracks left by her footprints. Search dogs were able to track her path for about four miles along the gorge, with the help of the scent from some clothes she'd left in her car. Then they lost her trail. Because a marathon runner can cover 26 miles in just a few hours, the net of about 70 searchers was cast wide. The Santa Fe Sheriff's Posse took about a half-dozen horses as far as 10 miles north of the John Dunn Bridge, and spent two days searching the sagebrush. A helicopter searched all the way to Arroyo Hondo, and several miles up and down the gorge. About a half-dozen people from San Cristobal joined on the night of Jan. 5, with four-wheelers and searchlights, combing an area 20 to 25 miles north of the gorge. "The reason we went that far was we were told this woman was in excellent condition and could run 20 miles with no problem," said Lino Herrera, president of the Sangre de Cristo de Norte Search and Rescue. The searchers were volunteers, and some lost a day or two of pay at their regular jobs to help look for Henke. As the days went on with no trace, more searchers poured in from Cimarron, Las Vegas, Santa Fe, Pecos and Albuquerque. On Friday (Jan. 7), three Taos men volunteered to raft the river in treacherous winter conditions. "I was concerned for my own safety the night before. I was restless. I knew that I was at risk myself," said river manager Mark Sundin of the Bureau of Land Management. Sundin was in one raft. Two men from Los Rios River Runners were in the other. Sundin said that when they started out Friday morning, it was probably below freezing in the gorge. But the big danger was that the class 4 rapids (class 1 is easiest, class 6 is deadly), which are normally tough to negotiate, were much the worse for winter. The water was very low. "That means it's much more technical. There are a lot of rocks showing. You have to dodge rocks the whole way," Sundin said. They spotted Henke's body just south of the first rapids. "We were real lucky to see her at all, because all we saw was one leg sticking out (from the rocks)," he said. Sundin said it looked as though she had hiked down into the gorge part way before she fell. "I don't think she was on the rim." Nonetheless, she still fell about 400 feet, according to Lt. Oscar Gonzalez of the state police. The rafters bagged Henke's body and took it to the bridge to be hoisted up by a crane. They had decided using a helicopter would be too dangerous. A few dozen drivers on U.S. Highway 64 waited in frustration for nearly two hours because the bridge stayed closed while crews hoisted up the two rafts. The rafters had to hike out. The day was getting late, and it would have been dangerous for the rafters to complete the run down river after dark. "That was very important for the safety of the rescuers. If we hadn't done that, we would have been in serious trouble," Sundin said. As it was, they had to use a rope to guide them up the very steep trail out of the gorge. "It was incredibly dangerous, and I wouldn't have felt comfortable without a rope," he said. "I mean that's the kind of terrain she fell down." Police and searchers say Henke's death was definitely an accident, caused by her losing her footing on the rough terrain. Many people are relieved by that news, especially after last year's slaying of Erik Sanchez, who was thrown off the bridge. Even though two men have been arrested in the case, there is lingering fear. "A lot of friends have called me after it (the search) was over, just to assure themselves it was just an accident. People are freaked out," said Del Dubois of Los Rios River Runners, who helped coordinate the raft search. Henke's family told state police it was not unusual for her to go off running in wild terrain on her own. She was training for a marathon later in the year.

Hernandez, Mercedes O.
Mercedes O. Hernandez age 81, died in an Albuquerque hospital. Madre de Ramon Hernandez, Cantor y guitarrista professional. No other information listed. Taos News Feb 8,1968. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Herrera, Altagracia Jaramillo de
Altagracia Jaramillo de Herrera age 68 of Gallinas Rio Arriba County,NM. died 16 June 1909. She is survived by her husband Feliciano Herrera and son Toribio Herrera. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Herrera, Arturo T.
Arturo T. Herrera, age 81, originally from Taos, New Mexico, passed away on Tuesday, January 20, 2004 at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico were he was a resident since 1956. Survived by his wife, Manuelita M. Herrera; daughters, Melba Bustos and husband, Orlando, Yolanda Martinez, Barbara Trujillo, Victoria Cordoba, Connie Aragon and husband, Rudy; and sons, Louie, Jerry, ArABQ JournalJr., and Dominic. He was a loving grandfather to 24 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. All Services will be held at Holy Family Church. Rosary Services Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services Friday, January 23, 2004 9:00 a.m. with burial following at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was an avid fisherman and was well know for catching "the big ones". He will be in his family's hearts and thoughts forever.   ABQ Journal January 22, 2004

Herrera, Blas A.
Blas A. Herrera age 24 years, 9 months 26 days died at his residence 29 Nov 1908 at 9:00 PM. Survived by wife Maria Eulogia Martinez de Herrera. Parents Juan C. Herrera and Maria Eufracia A. de Herrera. 3 brothers and 1 sister names not listed. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Herrera, Dolores Claudia
Dolores Claudia Herrera, 66, of Ranchos de Taos died Tuesday November 4, 2003. She earned an Associate of Arts degree in elementary education from New Mexico Highlands University and retired from the Taos Municipal Schools as a teacher's assistant. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesus and Feloniz Martinez; son, David Herrera; brother, Felix Martinez; and sisters, Teofila Trujillo and Tillie Romero. She is survived by her husband, Eli Herrera; and children, Benito Herrera (Jares) of Santa Fe, Eli Herrera Jr., Anna Herrera (Marty Martinez) and Dolores Herrera Jr. (Mele Duran), all of Taos. She is also survived by brothers and sisters, Manuelita Chavez, George Martinez, Betty Martinez (Roy), Benito Martinez and Tomas Martinez; four grandsons; and many other relatives and friends. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church in Ranchos de Taos. Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the same church. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. Journal North November 7, 2003

Herrera, Hilaria de
Hilaria de Herrera age 2 months and 2 days of Conejos, Colo. died 28 Oct 1909. Daughter of Emiterio de Herrera and Marina S. de Herrera. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Herrera, Jose Elionor
Jose Elionor Herrera age 58, resident of Upper Ranchitos,NM. died Feb 10,1968 at Holy Cross Hospital Taos, NM.He is survived by his sons Alex, Roger O. and Danny Herrera; Daughters Mrs. Ernest Medina, Mrs. Max Cardenas, Mrs. Jack Blederman, Miss Patricia Herrera, Mrs. Roselyn Rael, Mrs. Gilbert Sanchez and Miss Irene Herrera; Brothers Juan Manuel and Silviano Trujillo. Taos News Feb 22, 1968 B 2 and March 14, 1968 3. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Herrera, Jose Eluid
Jose Eluid Herrera; 67; Ranchitos; died August 6, 1998; Albuquerque Journal North, Tuesday, August 11, 1998, page 2

Herrera, Jose Rudolfo
Jose Rudolfo Herrera age 34, Resident of Arroyo Seco, NM. died of a gun shot in Arroyo Seco, NM. April 9,1968. He is survived by his wife Prescilla; Mother Margarita Herrera; Brother Adelmo Herrera; Sisters Tille Duran, Angelina Arellano and Pauline Mascarenas. Taos News May 2, 1968 A 3 & B 7. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Herrera, Lucia Ernesta R.
Lucia Ernesta R. Herrera December 24, 2006 Lucia Ernesta R. Herrera, 93, of Taos passed on Dec. 24, 2006. She is preceded in death by her husband Elionor Herrera, sons Elias, George, Raymond and Alex Herrera, daughter Ida Medina and grandson Johnny D. Cordova. She is survived by her sons and daughters Alice Cardenas of El Prado, Roger Herrera (Rose) of Tooele, Utah, Olivia Hererra Large of Taos Roselyn Rael of Questa, Eleonora Sanchez of Taos, Patricia Young (Richard) of Rio Rancho, Danny Herrera (Rita) of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Irene Martinez (Rudy) of Lyden, NM She is also survived by her sister Elisa Mondragon of Ranchos de Taos, 40 Grandchildren, 94 Great Grandchildren, 13 Great Great Grandchildren and 1 Great-Great-Great Grandchild. Rosary was recited on December 27, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Funeral mass was held on December 28, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to American Cancer Society 1599 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 or American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX 75231.

Herrera, Manuel
Manuel Herrera age 16 years 11 months of Canon de Fernandez, NM. died 13 April 1909. He was the son of Cresencio Herrera.No other name listed. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Herrera, Manuelita
Manuelita Herrera age 6 years, 2 months and 5 days of Santa Cruz, NM. died at her residence 28 May 1909. She was the daughter of Vidal Herrera and Elaisa L. de Herrera. She died of Fiebre Pheumonia (Fever Pneumonia). La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Herrera, Rosabel C
Rosabel C Herrera, "Rose," 84, of Questa died Monday, 2-26-2001. She was preceded in death by her husband Lafayette 'Libby' Herrera; and sister, Esther Martinez. She is survived by her children Ramona Montaño of Taos, Ben Herrera and wife Virginia of Questa, Ruth Herrera-Martinez of Albuquerque, Amos Herrera and wife Pauline of Questa, and Deborah Herrera-Smith of Taos; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. Memorial services at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home, Taos. (The preceding obituary was extracted from The Albuquerque Journal, March 2, 2001)

Herrera, Rosalie V.
Rosalie V. Herrera; 82; Cerro; died September 29, 1998; Albuquerque Journal North, Thursday, October 1, 1998, page 2

Hickey, Michael Albert
Michael Albert Hickey, M.D. December 29, 1932 - July 14, 2007, passed away peacefully early Saturday morning after a valiant fight with prostate cancer. Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Agnes and John Hickey; his brother, Larry Hickey; a nephew, Eddie Hickey; and his first wife, Kathy Hickey. He is survived by his children: Tim Hickey, his wife, Yas Ishibashi and their children, Shaye Cohn, Caitlin and Ryan Hickey of Brookline, MA; Sheila Hickey and her partner, Bruce Williams and their children, Josh and Gabe of Tijeras; Maureen "Moe" Hickey and her partner, Frank Ohmberger, Moe's son, Eddie Benavides of Albuquerque and Eddie's father, David Benavides; Nora Utrup and her husband, Dan of Torreon; Patrick Hickey and his partner, Andrea Kilbury of Tijeras; and Daniel Hickey of Albuquerque and his sons, David and Ethan of Las Cruces. Also surviving are his aunt Veronica, several cousins, and many nieces and nephews as well as his friend and soul mate, Sandra "Anna" Wiggins and her son, Jeff Bracey. He leaves behind many wonderful friends including Joe and Johnnie Glass and many others from Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center, the Bernalillo County Mental Health Center, and the UNM Student Health Center. Mike was born in Topeka, KS, went to elementary school in Fairbury, NE and spent many years traveling the mid-west with his family while his father worked for the CCC. After a brief stint in the Navy, Mike changed careers and went to medical school, graduating from the University of Nebraska in 1960. He completed a one-year rotating internship at Bernalillo County Indian Hospital in 1961 and then moved his young family to Las Cruces where he worked as a general practitioner for 5 years. Mike returned to Albuquerque in 1966 and became a member of the first class of Psychiatry residents at UNM's School of Medicine. After finishing his residency, Mike became director of the Student Health Center at UNM, regaling his children with stories of campus life in the turbulent late 1960s - early '70s. Mike later worked at the Mental Health Center before moving to Alamogordo to become the only psychiatrist in several counties. Mike and his wife, Sandra spent many years living around New Mexico where he practiced Psychiatry in various locations including Taos, Ruidoso, Mescalero, and Las Vegas, while he decided which small town he liked the best. He eventually resettled in Alamogordo where he became more involved in the administrative side of medicine including the development of the new Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center where he was the Medical Director before his retirement in January 2005. Mike moved back to Albuquerque in March 2006 to spend more time with his children and grandchildren but continued to journey once a month to Mescalero as a consulting psychiatrist until his illness precluded any further travel. In his last year he enjoyed reconnecting with old friends from the Mental Health Center. Please log on to http://homepage.mac.com/timhickey/mikehickey/index.html to view Mike's memorial web page. His family would like to thank Dr. George Comerci and Jeanine Sukis; Dr. Ian Rabinowitz; Kim, Zandra, Phyllis, Rose, and Reyna at Heritage Hospice; Tracy, Charmaine, and Louis at DCI; and Trish Nickerson and Tracy Tomlinson for all their kindness and support. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2007 at 1:00 at French's Mortuary at 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, with a reception to follow at another location. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Cottonwood School in Corrales, or to Heritage Hospice, or to UNM Cancer Research and Treatment Center. His children and grandchildren say good-bye to their father / Poppa Mike with these words from a Dan Fogelberg song: "The leader of the band is tired, and his eyes are growing old. His blood runs through my instrument and his song is in my soul . . . " French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505)823-9400 ABQ Journal July 22, 2007

Hicks, Nellie Maria
Nellie Maria Hicks, 75, of Taos died Wednesday, 10-25-2000, at the Taos Living Center. She was preceded in death by her son, Frank R. Mares. She is survived by her husband, Kenny Sartin of San Francisco; sons, Rick Roach and wife Jyl of Littleton, Calif., and Arnold Sartin and wife Gina of California; daughter, Mary Vargas of California; sisters, Delia Tafoya of Colorado, Phyllis Phillips of Oregon, and Angelina Olguin and husband Herman of Taos; brother, Gilbert Vargas of Albuquerque; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation at 2 p.m. today at Lujan's Funeral Home in Taos with services at 7 p.m. Lujan's Funeral Home, Taos. (The preceding obituary was extracted from The Albuquerque Journal, October 28, 2000)

Hillyer, Wallace Mac
Wallace Mac Hillyer, 99, died Sunday, November 9, 2003, in Taos. He graduated from Lubbock High School and Texas Tech with a master's degree. He was a teacher in many cities, including Grants, Logan, Tres Piedras, Taos and in Peru. He was a World War II veteran, serving in Normandy and The Netherlands. He loved old movies and songs and singing in the church choir. He was a member of El Pueblito United Methodist Church in Taos, Bent Lodge of the Masonic Order and a Scottish Rite Mason. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred A. and Euna Mae (McMennamy) Hillyer; and sisters, Melba Ward and Erica Robertson. He is survived by his nephews, Jimmy Robertson, Thomas Robertson and Mike Ward; nieces, Mary Rita Turrietta, Deana Wood and Glenda Jean Meadows; and many relatives and friends. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at El Pueblito United Methodist Church with burial to follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home, Journal North November 12, 2003.

Hoar, Joseph
Joseph Hoar, 57, of Taos passed away unexpectedly on January 01, 2006. Community gathering was held on January 07, 2006 at Kit Carson Park and pot luck and gathering on January 08, 2006 at San Cristobal Community Center.

Hobbs, John D.
John D. Hobbs left us in the early evening of September 9, 2003. He died following a brief illness, but had been physically disabled with arthritis since June, 1997. He was born December 11, 1919 in Hot Sprints, AR To George Washington Hobbs and Lillian Bell Hoskins. He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, two sisters and a nephew. He is survived by his wife, Lavonia Clark Hobbs; his daughter, Erica D. Hobbs of Albuquerque; and his stepson, Tony Bill Buries; and his nephew, Stephen John Klima of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Johnny was baptized into the Church of Christ in his early years in Hot Sprints. At around age 12, he moved to Detroit, Michigan where he graduated from high school. World War II broke out, and he started training as an Air Cadet in Omaha, Nebraska and at Wichita Falls, Texas, and later at Indio, California where his training plane crash-landed and he suffered a back injury, and was unable to continue training as an Air Cadet, so he was stationed in Washington, DC for the remainder of the War. Following the war, he returned to Michigan and entered Wayne College, then transferred to the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, where he studied law under the G.I. bill, and also at the branch law school in Little Rock, until the G.I. bill ran out. John was a namesake of his maternal uncle, John Divine Hoskins, who was a prominent lawyer and District Attorney in Hot Springs. John came to Taos in December, 1951. He married Lavonia in Santa Fe, NM on September 6, 1952. When John first arrived in Taos, he worked awhile for Lozier Frank in his then, variety store on the plaza, and for awhile for Dick Grainger's Electric. He also did substitute teaching and sold insurance. About 1956-57 he was appointed Justice of the Peace in the Ranchos de Taos area, where he was well liked and considered a good and fair judge, but he was defeated in the next election. He then worked in the Laboratory at Moly Corp. until his retirement in 1982. John liked hunting, fishing and wildlife. He also liked playing tennis and was considered by some, in his earlier years, as being almost professional. He had many friends and acquaintances in the area whom he enjoyed talking and visiting with at length. An outdoor memorial is planned for sometime later. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home.  ABQ Journal September 16, 2003

Hockmeyer, Geoffrey L.
Geoffrey L. Hockmeyer, 58, of El Prado passed away on December 05, 2006. He is preceded in death by his parents, Langdon and Elizabeth Hockmeyer. He is survived by his brother, Brad Hockmeyer and nephew, Amos Hockmeyer. Memorial gathering was held on Tuesday, December 12, 2006 at Ogelvie's Restaurat on the Plaza. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Stray Hearts Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 622, Taos, NM 87571.

Hoffarth, Mark Ray
Mark Ray Hoffarth was born in Albuquerque, NM on December 22, 1953. He passed away in Albuquerque on Monday, May 17, 2010. Mark is preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Lucille Hoffarth. He is survived by his daughter, Melissa Lee Hoffarth of Oklahoma; one sister, Julianna Russell of Taos, NM; as well as a niece, a nephew, several cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends who loved and will miss him. A Private Family Memorial Service has taken place. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Disabled American Veterans, 2001 Foothill Dr SW Abq, NM 87105. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St, NW, ABQ, 87107. 505-343-8008.    ABQ Journal May 23, 2010

Hoffman, Jack
El Crepusculo, Thurs., Jan 12, 1950 Jack Hoffman Funeral services were held Monday afternoon for Jack Hoffman, 65, who died in his home Friday. Hoffman, who was born in Illinois, came to Taos more than 23 years ago. He was associated with his brother, Frank, on his now noted Hobby Horse Rancho near Taos for years, and helped raise and train some of the famed race horses bred there. Later, he opened the Hoffman House Bar on the plaza in Taos, operating the business until his recent illness. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Bonnie Colman, and his brother, Frank Hoffman, both well known residents of Taos.

Hokanson, Charles Roger
Charles Roger Hokanson, 83, of Taos, passed away on March 21, 2008. Roger was born in Hennepin County, MN, to Matilda "Betty" and Francis "Elmer" Hokanson. The Hokansons moved to Taos in the 1930's and lived on the Ed Lineberry Estate on North Pueblo Road as estate groundskeepers. Roger enlisted in the United States Navy in 1943. H served in the Pacific theatre during World War II aboard the U.S.S. Badoeng Strait, one of the first U.S. vessels to arrive at Pearl Harbor after the Japanese attack. Roger continued his tour in the South Pacific as a carpenter's mate until his Honorable Discharge in 1947. After returning to Taos, he married Jessie Burk Miller on October 31, 1952. Roger may be best known around Taos as "The Milk Man", having worked a number of years at the Taos Locker Plant and the Johnson Dairies in El Prado. He delivered milk and dairy products to stores in Taos, Eagle Nest, Red River, and Questa in the 1950s and 1960s. After a brief period working with Miller's Autoland and Brinks Security, Roger was employed at MolyCorp as a heavy equipment operator and was known by his co-workers as "Lechero". He retired in the late 1980s and enjoyed taking care of his home and yard on Las Cruces Road. Jessie died in May 1993 after 40 years with the local Ford dealership and Roger suffered a brain injury in 2003 and had been a resident of a care facility in Albuquerque for the past five years. Roger was a member of Masonic Bent Lodge # 42 and had maintained the lodge grounds for many years before his injury. He was also a life member of the Taos Volunteer fire department. Roger is survived by his brother, Gerald Hokanson and wife, Marilyn; sister, Marilyn Kennon and husband, Ray; sons, Jacob Miller and Glenn Hokanson and wife Stella; daughters. Averye Miller Parrett Ralston, Pam Miller Airhart Fojtik and husband, A.J. and Teri Medina and husband, Gary; twelve grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Cremation has taken place. Services will be conducted on Monday, March 31, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Services are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010 ABQJournal   March 28, 2008

Holdoway, Ernest
Ernest Holdoway of Taos, NM. Employee of the saloon "La Grande" died Thursday of this week (20 Dec 1909) of Fiebre (Fever) Pneumonia. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Holdren, George W.
George W. Holdren died 25 March 1907. He was in Company K 84th Indiana Infantry, member of Post G. A. R., Leadville, Colorado. He died here in Taos, NM. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Holfelder, August A.
February 11, 2000, The Santa Fe New Mexican, page B-2, AUGUST A. HOLFELDER Age 89, of Taos and former resident of Santa Fe, passed away on February 9, 2000. He was owner of G & H Mechanical Laboratory in Wayne, NJ. He was an active member of Santa Fe Rotary Club, New Jersey Tool and Die Association and the National Tool and Die Association. He was also a past president of Wayne area Chamber of Commerce, former member of the Board of Health of North Caldwell, NJ He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Ruth M. Holfelder of Taos; and children: Barry Holfelder (Janice) of Taos, Linda Rael (Melecio) of Arroyo Hondo, Gail Bennett (Mark) of Rio Rancho; eight grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Alberta Krigger of Taos. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Please call Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home at 758-3841. Arrangements by Rivera- Hanlon Funeral Home.

Holgate, Eugene, Jr.
Eugene Holgate Jr., 62, of Navajo Mountain, Utah passed away at his home at Taos Pueblo on July 19, 2001. He was a graduate of Loma Vista School of Dentistry and a dental technician at SIPI Dental Lab, by trade he was a silversmith and artist. He is survived by his wife, Tonita Holgate and children, Regina Holgate (Howard), Eugene Holgate III (Edwina) and Yvonne Holgate (Marty) all of Taos. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Naarah Holgate-Lopez, Jessica Holgate, Tamara Montoya, Natahlie Holgate, Anthony Lucero, Eugene Holgate IV, Kathryn Holgate and Justin Lucero all of Taos, sisters and brothers, Berna Little, Jimmie R. Holgate (Lillian), Thelma Atena, Peggy Barlow (Lee), Jean Marie Holgate, Jamie Holgate (Etta), Martha Black, Jim Bigeshi, Seth Bigman and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Evening service was held on July 20, 2001, at Rivera Chapel. Wake followed at the family residence. Funeral service was held on July 21, 2001, at First Indian Baptist Church. Interment was held at Sierra Vista Cemetery. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. (The preceding obituary was extracted from The Albuquerque Journal, July 21, 2001)

Hollandsworth, Alicia Genaviva
Services are pending for Alicia Genaviva Hollandsworth, who died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999, at Centura Health-Mercy Medical Center in Durango. She was 49. Mrs. Hollandsworth was born June 29, 1949, in Rancho de Taos, N.M. She was a resident of Ignacio for many years. Survivors include three brothers, Alfred Visarraga of Denver, Frank Visarraga of Washington state and Floyd Visarraga of Utah; and six sisters, Pricilla and Helen Visarraga, both of Rancho de Taos, N.M., Sabina Visarraga and Trinidad Medina, both of Penasco, N.M., Mary Visarraga of Taos, N.M., and Vivianna Romero of Washington state. For an update on pending services or more information, call Pagosa/Durango Funeral Options. (The preceding obituary was printed in The Durango Herald, February 1999)

Holthouse, Richard Bruce
Richard Bruce Holthouse, 84, of Taos died Saturday January 10, 2004. He was born in Chicago. He loved the woods, streams, lakes, hunting, fishing and trapping. He joined the Army in March 1942 and was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, serving in the European, African and Middle Eastern campaigns and was awarded medals for his service, including bronze stars. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in physical therapy. He retired in 1984 after 32 years and was awarded an honorary lifetime membership by the American Physical Therapy Association. He and and his wife moved to the Plaza de Retiro in Taos in May of 2000 to be closer to their children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Colleen Lane Holthouse; daughter, Pamela Diane Harris and husband Tom of Arroyo Hondo; son, Bruce Lane Holthouse and wife Terry Davis of Valdez; three grandchildren; sisters, Beth B. Bertram of Holland, Mich., Virginia Swartout of Fairfax, Va., and brother, Robert S. Holthouse and wife Kay of Allegan, Mich. Services have been held. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home, Journal North January 17, 2004.

Hopkins, Violet Adele
Violet Adele Hopkins August 15, 1934 - June 14, 2005 Violet Adele Hopkins passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, June 14 after a five year battle with ovarian cancer. She was a Los Alamos resident for forty five years. Violet Adele Hopkins August 15, 1934 - June 14, 2005 Violet Adele Hopkins passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, June 14 after a five year battle with ovarian cancer. She was a Los Alamos resident for forty five years. Adele was born on August 15, 1934, the fourth child of Walter A. and Violet C. Herrigel of Seattle, Washington. She graduated from Garfield High School and entered the University of Washington in 1952, where she studied chemistry and met her future husband John C. Hopkins. While in college she continued a family tradition working as a long distance telephone operator as had both her mother and grandmother. She married John, son of William S. and Anna C. Hopkins in Seattle on June 13, 1954. She was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi honor societies and graduated magna cum laude in 1956. Adele and John first came to Los Alamos when John was a summer student in 1955 and in 1956 they both worked as summer students. They returned permanently in the spring of 1960. Their first daughter Anna was born in 1961 and their second daughter, Barbara was born two years later while the family spent a year in England. Adele was a loving stay-at-home mom to her daughters. Adele volunteered enthusiastically for the League of Women Voters and the Girl Scouts. She was a member of the League of Women Voters from 1960 to 2005, serving several times as an officer including several terms as President of the local League and three terms as President of the NM League. She served as a Girl Scout leader from 1968 to 1974. Adele returned to chemistry in 1976, working in CMB-1 as an analytical actinide chemist and was a section leader at the time of her retirement in 1993. She was a member of the Los Alamos Women in Science. Adele enjoyed an active retirement and served on numerous local and state committees. She was a trustee on the state board of the Nature Conservancy, and served on several citizens' committees for both LANL and Los Alamos County. Adele was a talented cook and an avid reader . She loved many outdoor activities including swimming, hiking, backpacking, hunting, and skiing. She and John enjoyed sailing along the Pacific coast, in the Caribbean, the Greek and Turkish isles, and Hawaii. They also traveled extensively on all six inhabited continents. This included a journey down the now flooded three gorges of the Yangtze River; a photo safari in Africa; visits to Egypt, Greece, Turkey, several south Pacific islands, Machu Picchu, and Kashmir; crossing the Atlantic on a freighter; and following the silk road from Xian across China and over the Himalayas to Pakistan. Adele and John also enjoyed visiting their daughters and their grandson, Torin. He was born just a year before Adele became ill and she was very pleased to have been given five more years to forge a close relationship with him. Adele was preceded in death by her parents, Walter A. Herrigel and Violet Cleo Herrigel ; her brother, Frank Albert Herrigel; and infant son, Stephen Leonard Hopkins. She is survived by her husband of 51 years John C. Hopkins of Los Alamos, NM; two daughters, Anna Adele Hopkins-Arnold and her husband Mark D. Arnold of Durango, CO and Barbara Ellen Hopkins of Dayton, OH; and one grandson, Torin S. Hopkins-Arnold. She is also survived by two brothers, Howard R. Herrigel and his wife Judith of Seattle, WA and Walter G. Herrigel and his wife Dorothy of Centennial, CO; by sister-in-law, Sally A. Hopkins of Kodiak, AK; brother-in-law W. Stephen Hopkins, Jr. and his wife Terry of Orcas Island, WA; and by nieces Donna Kawcak, Wendy Laws, Molly Blair, Nancy Babienko, Gaye Trout, and Candice Jackins and nephews, Ralph, Keith, and David Herrigel, and Edward Wilson.She was beloved by many and will be missed. A memorial celebration of her life will be held at a date and time to be announced. In lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite charity. The Rivera Family of Block-Salazar Mortuary is providing the family of V. Adele Hopkins with care and professional services. 505-753-2288 or 1-800-443-4854 Born: August 15, 1934 Place of Birth: Seattle, Washington Death: June 14, 2005 Place of Death: Los Alamos, New Mexico

Hopper, Dennis
4th June 2010 Dennis Hopper laid to rest in simple Native American burial after memorial service attended by Jack Nicholson and Val Kilmer - This humble grave - little more than a mound of rocks - is the final resting place of Hollywood legend Dennis Hopper. The Native American-style burial mound in the Jesus Nazareno Cemetery in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico, is believed to have been the Easy Rider star's final request. Flowers and a wreath from well-wishers cover the top of the rubble pile.And the only marker identifying the plot is a small plastic wallet with the star's name written on paper skewered into the ground. The 74-year-old actor, who died on Saturday, was laid to rest at the site in a private ceremony on Wednesday. He died of prostate cancer. The service was attended by friends and relatives including his friends Jack Nicholson and Val Kilmer. Before the ceremony, Peter Fonda spoke to the small crowd and opened up about the death of Hopper, his co-star in the iconic Sixties film Easy Rider. He had been a a frequent visitor to Taos with his family and owned property in the area. Hopper's widow, Victoria Duffy said that the late actor and artist thought of Taos as his 'heart home'. Also at the service for the two-time Oscar nominee were residents from the small New Mexico town. His simple wooden coffin was ushered into the adobe chapel at San Francisco de Asis church. Nicholson, cast alongside Hopper in 'Easy Rider' as a drunken young lawyer in a breakout role, described Hopper as 'an all-around guy'. 'It was a very singular relationship I had with him, like nobody else. We were soul mates in a way. I really miss him,' he added. The church's bells chimed as Hopper's casket was brought into the chapel and again as it was taken out after the two-hour service. The rumbles of about half a dozen motorcycles could be heard in the distance as the casket was taken away in a funeral procession. A private burial followed. Hopper first came to New Mexico in 1969 to scout locations for the iconic Easy Rider. He lived in Taos for 12 years through the early 1980s. Mourners who poured out of the chapel after the service described it as 'lovely', 'tender' and 'beautiful', without mention of Hollywood or Hopper's public persona. During the service, Hopper's son, Henry Lee Hopper, drew tears from many in the crowd as he read from Walt Whitman's collection of poems, 'Leaves of Grass'. Other relatives also spoke. Many said the Mass gave them a sense of Hopper's spirit, and stories of his early days as a Kansas farm boy, his wild side and the time he spent in Taos making films and art continued to be shared after the memorial at a gathering of his friends and family. 'He was the spark plug of this town,' said R.C. Israel, an art dealer and a longtime friend of Hopper. Hopper has been called everything from an artist and an icon to a rebel, but Henry Lee Hopper said trying to sum up his father's life in a few words is nearly impossible. To the 19-year-old, Hopper represents an eternal flame of inspiration. 'You find something that you believe in and you really realise you've got to fight for it. Some people fight for a minute, but there are very, very few people in this world who fight from the day they're born to the day they go out. I would say Dennis was undoubtedly one of these people,' he said. Jina Brenneman, curator of the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, where Hopper's work has been showcased, remembered him as a fighter for the creative process. 'Every ounce of his being was focused on doing or promoting creativity and imagination and not letting any naysayer get in the way. He wasn't afraid of bucking the system,' she said. Lisa Law, a photographer and longtime friend of Hopper, remembered his keen photographic eye and his sense of adventure. 'There wasn't a minute that wasn't interesting being with him,' she said. 'He was very open to all sorts of different experiences, and that's what made him such a rich fellow. To have Dennis gone, it leaves a hole.' Before the service, Kilmer, who lives in northern New Mexico, said the last conversation he had with Hopper was on an airplane flight, recalling that Hopper could always make him laugh.

Horgan, Dorothy F.
Dorothy F. Horgan, 92, of Ranchos de Taos died Monday, 4-16-2001. She was born May 10, 1908, to Henry and Doretta Kroger in New York City. She moved to Taos in 1943. She loved being surrounded by the artists and writers of Taos in the 1940s and 1950s. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Horgan. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Horgan of New York; and cousin, Mitzie Hancock and husband Wynn of Taos. Memorial services will be held this weekend at her home. For service time, please call her daughter Barbara at 758-2100. Sisneros LaFollette Family Funeral Service of Taos. (The preceding obituary was extracted from The Albuquerque Journal, April 19, 2001)

Horwit, Leah A.
Leah A. Horwit, 85, of Taos died Monday, 7-31-2000. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harry Raskin; and her second husband, William Horwit. She is survived by her sons David Raskin and wife, Mary, of Taos; Edward Raskin and wife, Shelly, of New York; grandchildren Esther, Paul, Lucas, Amy and Herschel; five great-grandchildren; sister, Sylvia Kellogg of Miami; and nieces Rosemarie and Roberta of Miami. Local memorial services are pending. Burial services will be held in New York. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home, Taos. (The preceding obituary wax extracted from the Albuquerque Journal, August 1, 2000)

Howard, Lindsay Anne
Lindsay Anne Howard, 24, of Arroyo Hondo died Saturday December 27, 2003, as the result of an automobile accident. She graduated in 2002 from Northern New Mexico Community College She was a hair stylist at Spirits of Beauty Spa and Salon in Taos and a singer with the Damn Band in Red River. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A.O. Head. She is survived by her husband, Steve Howard of Arroyo Hondo; mother, Pooh Head of Los Alamos; father, Tim Conner and wife Sandra Gingell of Montrose, Colo.; sister, Allison Leigh Conner of Valdez; brother, Nicholas O'Neal Conner of Montrose, Colo.; grandparents John and Mary Conner of Montrose, Colo.; and many other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Red River Community House. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. Journal North December 30, 2003

Howell, Kenneth C.
Kenneth C. Howell age 57 of Red River, NM. died at Holy Cross Hospital Taos, NM. Nov 1,1968. He is survived by his wife Vivian Howell; Son Douglas Howell; Sister-in-law Nancy Howell; Grandchildren Chantel and Regina; Sister Flossie Morton; Sister-in-law Faye Howell. Taos News Nov 7,1968 10. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Huber, William H.
William H. (Bill) Huber died at his home in Albuquerque on Wednesday, April 22, 2009. Bill was born on April 18, 1922 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. After graduating Monessen High School in 1940, he left Pennsylvania to attend Ohio State University where he completed his undergraduate degree with honors and also earned his L.L.B. While there he met his soon to be wife of 67 years, Sarah Douglass. After completing law school, he and Sarah moved west to Albuquerque where he began his career at the University of New Mexico in 1947. During his time at UNM Bill became a tenured member of the faculty in the School of Business and Administrative Sciences where he taught Business Law and Labor and Contract Law. He also served as the Dean of the College for a period of time. Though Bill's educational background was in law, his primary interest was in the educational process itself. To this end he founded the University College at UNM. This school within the University's structure was designed to provide an entry point for all students with an emphasis on both academic and vocational counseling for students who were not sure of a major or who needed to complete prerequisites for admission to a degree-granting college. This concept has since become a model for many major institutions throughout the country. Bill served as the first and only Dean of the University College until his retirement in 1983. Under his tenure and guidance, the College was positioned as a degree granting entity within the University with the creation of the Bachelor of University Studies degree. When the university was not in session, Bill's "summer job" for many years was conducting the "Bar Review Course" for law school graduates who were preparing to take the State's rigorous bar examination. Bill himself recorded the highest score ever achieved when he sat for this exam, a record that lasted for many decades. Conducting this class was further evidence of his interest in education even beyond the collegiate level. Many of New Mexico's leaders took Bill's course and believe that they benefited significantly as a result. Bill had many interests outside of the University and educational environs. He was a very active member of the Albuquerque Kiwanis Clubs. He was also an avid golfer, and it was said of Bill that he never gave a putt, nor wanted one given. He was a very principled individual who felt that "gimmies" violated the spirit of the game. His other outdoor pursuits included bird hunting, big game hunting and fishing the Rio Grande from his cabin near Taos. He was a master with his split bamboo fly rod and spent many hours in pursuit of trout in the Cedar Springs and Big Arsenic areas of the river. As much as catching fish, he enjoyed the time in the outdoors and was always willing to share the experience with friends, and teach a little about how to fish along the way. Bill's life and life's work touched and impacted many people. If you majored in business you would meet him in B.A. 306 and 307. There you would learn that he could and would take either side of any issue or argument and defend that position to the end. He would do so with enthusiastic compassion without ever sacrificing his principles. Bill Huber never met an argument that he wouldn't take or a student that he wouldn't try to help. Bill is survived by his loving wife Sarah D. Huber of Albuquerque and his only child, Sarah Kathryn Huber of Ramah, NM. He will be mightily missed. Honeraria may be made to the UNM Foundation at www.unmfund.org or to Heifer International at www.heifer.org ABQ Journal April 29, 2009

Hughes, Delia Vargas
Delia Vargas Hughes, 56, formerly of Taos passed away on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, in Fort Worth, TX. She is survived by her husband, Ronnie Hughes Sr., sons, Ronnie Hughes Jr. (Pam) and Dwayne Hughes Sr. and five grandchildren, Sammy, Christy, Trey, Dwayne Jr. and James. Her Mother, Rebecca Miera of Taos, brothers, Henry Grant (Lucy) of Bernalillo, Raul Miera Jr. (Norma) of Alb., Lawrence Vargas Sr. (Pat) of Taos, David Vargas Sr. (Judy) of Taos, Sammy Vargas of Hooks, TX, George Vargas (Christine) of White Sands, sisters, Abby Martinez (Gary) and Lupita Miera both of Taos, many uncles, aunts, nephews, and nieces. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006 at 10 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Taos. Burial was at the Pacheco Cemetery on the graveside of her father, Abelino Vargas.

Hughes, Doris Jean
Doris Jean Hughes, 71, of Ranchos de Taos died Wednesday, 4-4-2001. Along with her husband, she owned and operated the Taos Tire & Safety Service for 36 years. She was an active member of the Taos Valley Baptist Church and the First Baptist Church. She was a church organist for 38 years. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Janice Diane Hughes; and her parents Jesse M. and Irene Marie Birkenholz. She is survived by her husband, John R. Hughes; children J. Steven Hughes and wife Kathy of California, Richard Gene Hughes and wife Bonna of New Hampshire, Suzanne Marie Hughes and husband Warren of Taos, Judy Delaine Kolar and Jan of Iowa, and Christine Anne Brooks and husband Randy of Taos; grandchildren Heather, Jesse, Jennifer, Hannah, Abigail, Myriah, Jonathan, Katherine, Nathanial and Ricky; brother, Richard M. Birkenholz and wife Nellie of Texas; nephews Jeff and Michael Birkenholz; and numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral services are pending. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home, Taos. (The preceding obituary was extracted from The Albuquerque Journal, April 6, 2001)

Huntzinger, Helen Ruth
Helen Ruth Huntzinger, beloved daughter of Lee and Mark Huntzinger, cherished older sister to Gray and Sarah Huntzinger, friend and loved by all who knew her. Helen passed away Sunday, November 5, 2006, despite the best efforts of the many doctors who tried desperately to save her following a brief, acute illness. God called her home. At the time of her passing, Helen was enrolled as an eighth grade student at Berrendo Middle School, and attending Goddard High School half-time where she excelled in honors courses. She loved her biology and art classes, and delighted in her afternoons at Berrendo where she could relax with her friends and where she was proud to play on the football team as a defensive end. Active and outgoing, Helen loved to kayak and ski. She loved to swim; even when it was too cold for everyone else, Helen stayed in the water. Her first and abiding passion was for horses; she first sat on a horse before she was a year old, and wanted to have her own horse every day of her life. She finally received a horse for her twelfth birthday, and was within a few weeks of having her horse at her home, which was her lifelong dream. Helen was on October 24, 1993 born in San Diego, CA, where she spent the first few years of her life, then moved to Elephant Butte, NM, where she attended elementary school. She started second grade when she was 5 years old. When she graduated from fifth grade, Helen came home to school, and was homeschooled with her brother Gray until she moved to Roswell in December 2005, and reentered the public school system. While being homeschooled, Helen traveled across the country with her family, camping, kayaking and visiting extended family members. Taos was her favorite place to ski, because it has the steepest, most challenging terrain. Helen was never afraid to take on difficult challenges, and she always excelled, no matter what obstacles were in her way. At the time of her passing, Helen hadn't yet decided on a career; she was excited about marine biology and several other possible careers. The whole world lay ahead of her, and she was eager to live her life. She was anticipating the birth of her mare's foal at the time she passed away. She and her friend Lenore Snowden spent many hours planning the horse farm they hoped to own together. Helen is survived by her parents,; brother and sister; grandfather, Edward Hargis of Centreville, VA; grandparents, John and Caroline Huntzinger of Slaughter Beach, DE; aunt, Sudie Hargis of Juneau, AL; uncles and aunts, John and Margaret Huntzinger of Woodbridge, VA, Hugh and Margaret Huntzinger of Denville, NJ; her two horses, Sienna and Buddy; and Sienna's new foal, which will be born any day. She will be deeply missed by all her friends in Roswell, Elephant Butte, Truth or Consequences, and San Diego. We know she is with God in Heaven. She is mourned here on Earth without measure. Viewing and visitation will be Thursday evening, November 9, 2006, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home, 2609 South Main, Roswell, NM. Funeral services will be on Friday, November 10, 2006, at 1:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 400 West 3rd Street, Roswell, NM, followed by burial at the family home. All are welcome to attend. Donations in memory of Helen can be made to the Assurance Home and James Ranch Youth Shelter, 1000 East 18th Street, Roswell, NM, 88201, (505) 624-1780. To sign the on-line register book go to www.andersonbethany.com Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory   ABQ Journal November 10, 2006

Hurst, Patricia Ann
Patricia Ann Hurst, 50, died Monday, December 22, 2003, at St. Vincent Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, Glenn and Benita T. Hurst; husband, Alfonso Trujillo; grandmother, Veroniza Espinoza; sister, Karen Hurst; brother, Richard Rusk; and niece, Amy Hurst. She is survived by her daughter, Benita Hurst and husband Patrick Maestas of Las Vegas, N.M.; sons, John Hurst, Alfonso Trujillo Jr. and girlfriend Veronica Vigil, all of Las Vegas, N.M. and Margarito Trujillo of Taos; six grandchildren; six sisters; five brothers; and many other relatives. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at the Immaculate Conception Church with burial to follow at the St. Anthony's Cemetery. Rogers Mortuary, Las Vegas, N.M., Journal North December 25, 2003.

Hussey, Eileen
Sister Eileen Hussey, OP, 80, died on Thursday, June 16, 2005. Sister Eileen was a member of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Adrian Michigan. She had ministered in New Mexico for 30 years in Estancia, Rancho de Taos, Springer, Wagon Mound and Albuquerque. Sister Eileen was currently volunteering at Holy Ghost Parish in Albuquerque. Wake service will be held at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 833 Arizona SE, Monday, June 20, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. Funeral mass and interment will take place in Adrian Michigan. Those who loved Sister Eileen and those she serviced will miss her dearly. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd NE 843-6333   ABQ Journal June 19, 2005

Hutt, John Francis
John Francis Hutt, 70, of Cañon died Thursday January 22, 2004. He was born in Philadelphia and was a veteran of the Korean War. He earned a bachelor of science degree from Penn State University. He was employed by the U.S. Forest Service and worked for the Carson, Santa Fe and Coconino Nation Forest of Flagstaff, Ariz. He also worked for Evergreen Lumber Co. in Chama. He was a substitute teacher for Taos Municipal Schools for 22 years. He was a religious education director for 10 years and RCIA director for two years. At the time of his death, he was president of the Cañon Water Users Association, mayordomo of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and served as eucharistic minister and was on the finance committee. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Maria Elena "Ellie" Hutt; and parents, George and Rose Hutt. He is survived by his wife, Ambrosia "Ambie" Hutt; daughter, Anita Hutt and husband Jamie Archuleta; son, Anthony Joseph Hutt; two grandchildren; brothers, George Hutt and wife Janet of Holland, Pa., Joe Hutt of Ft. Myers, Fla.; sister, Sister Mary Denise of Immaculata, Pa.; and many other relatives. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at the same church with burial to follow at Dolores Cemetery in Canon. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home, Journal North January 24, 2004

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