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Saavedra, Maria Carlotta Apodaca de
November 18, 2005 Maria Carlotta Apodaca de Saavedra of Taos passed from this life on November 18, 2005. She was born October 27, 1928. She was very active in her church Our Lady of Guadalupe in Taos. She was a former merchant of Taos Plaza. She was preceded in death by her parents, Norberto & Emma Saavedra Valdez. Carlotta was the fifth generation descendant born in Taos from an old Taos family on her mother's side, Antonio Joseph de Tevis. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Joseph Demecio Apodaca, their children, Joe Apodaca (Joella) of Taos, Yolanda Valerio (Michael) of Taos, Michelle Martinez (Ray) of Taos, Deanne Mares (Phillip) of Albuquerque, Barbara Apodaca (Darold Lujan) of Taos, Martin Raul Apodaca of Taos, Carla Garcia (Rick) of Taos. She is also survived by grandchildren, Joseph and Jamie Apodaca, Crystal and Isaac Valerio, Miguel, Andres and Tomas Martinez, Shane Apodaca, Brianna Lujan and Richard Garcia,, a special cousin Cecilia Jasper of Seattle, two special nieces E. Susan Linchevskey (Hanock) of Israel and Taos and Mary Alice Raskin (David) of Taos and her sisters, Rose Holland (John) of Taos and Martha Garland (Jerry) of Denver. She is survived by many relatives on the Apodaca side in Denver, CO. She attended grade school in Taos at the Central Catholic School and high school at Loretta Academy in Santa Fe. She also attended Boston College in Boston and Loretta Heights College in Denver. She married her husband of 45 years, Joseph and had her seven children while living in Denver, CO. She and her family returned to Taos in 1970 and ran the Rexall Drug Store for a number of years. She was a member of the Las Taosena club. She was also very active with her church. She was a Eucharistic Minister, Lector, member of the prayer group, choir and was always happy to serve God. She was the greatest wife, mother, grandmother and sister in the world to us. Rosary was recited on Monday, November 21, 2005 at Our Lady of the Guadalupe Catholic Church. Funeral mass was held on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at Our Lady of the Guadalupe Catholic Church. Burial was held at Sierra Vista Cemetery.

Sackett, Irvin L.
Irvin (Vern) L. Sackett passed away in Taos, N.M. on October 29, 1997. He was a 1941 graduate of the New Mexcio School of Mines, and received the Brown Medal, the university's highest award, that year. Vern's wife, Mary Alice, adds, "Vern had many fond memories of his years at the School of Mines, and he much enjoyed visits back to the campus to see the many changes that have taken place over the years. He especially enjoyed being able to attend the 50-year reunion of his class in 1991." Vern was born in Wellington, Kansas, on Aug. 25, 1913. He grew up in Twin Falls, Idaho. where he graduated from high school. He attended the University of Idaho for one year, then worked in various mining operations in Idaho, Canada, and Alaska until 1937, when he came to New Mexico to attend the School of Mines. In the same year that he graduated, 1941, he also married Mary Alice Secrest. After graduation, Vern worked in Bisbee, Ariz., for Phelps Dodge. He served as an officer in the U. S. Naval Reserves during World War II. He moved to Taos in June 1947, where he established two businesses, the Album Photo Shop and the Final Touch Frame Shop. The latter is still in existence. He also did extensive land surveying in Taos and surrounding northern New Mexico counties. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter Shirley Svoboda of Albuquerque, his brother Melvin of Idaho Falls, and other relatives.

Sahd, Albert J.
Albert J. Sahd, lifetime resident of Taos, NM. Passed away 20 May 1995 at Holy Cross Hospital Taos, NM. He was owner of Sahd's grocery store in Taos, after retiring he worked with his brother George Sahd at the Ranchos Trading Post and later at George's Wood work. Preceded in death by his parents Pete and Latife Sahd, brothers S. P. Sahd, Latouf Sahd, George Sahd and sister Rose Sahd Higgins. Survived by wife Elvira Sahd of Taos, NM; Daughter Darlene Sahd of Albuq, NM; Sisters Agnes Sahd MacKaron of Albuq, NM and Bertha Sahd DeLuca of Albuq, NM. Interment at the Arroyo Seco, NM Cemetery. The Taos News. 25 May 1995 B-6. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Sahd, Latiff K. Mrs.
Mrs. Latiff K. Sahd age 77 resident of Taos, NM. died at St. Joseph Hospital in Albuquerque,NM (no date mentioned) Born in Roumie, Lebanon Oct 4, 1895. She is survived by her sons S.Pete Sahd, Latouf Sahd, George and Albert Sahd; Daughters Rosa Higgins, Agnes Mackron, and Bertha Sahd. Taos News June 6,1968 A 7. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Sahm, Douglas Wayne
November 23, 1999, Albuquerque Journal, Page: 4, Douglas Wayne Sahm, 58, died of arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease, said Tim Stepetic, a spokesman for the OMI here. Sahm, a main mover in the Tex-Mex supergroup Texas Tornados and the lead in the Sir Douglas Quintet, was found dead in a Taos hotel room Thursday. Stepetic said no autopsy was done. He said the determination of what killed Sahm was based on his age, symptoms and history. He said Sahm had been complaining of pain and had no history of drug use. Sahm's son authorized shipment of his body back to his native Texas on Saturday, Stepetic said. Sahm first became famous in the 1960s with the Sir Douglas Quintet and found a new career 25 years later with Freddy Fender and the Texas Tornados, which had hits with songs such as "A Little Bit Is Better Than Nada," "Who Were You Thinking Of," "She Never Spoke Spanish To Me" and "Hey Baby, Que Paso?" The master of many different musical styles from rock, country and blues to Tex-Mex Douglas Wayne Sahm was born Nov. 6, 1941, in San Antonio, Texas. He began his recording career as a teen-ager in 1955 and achieved national fame 10 years later when the Sir Douglas Quintet had a hot single with "She's About a Mover." Last year he sang a verse of Rio De Tenampa on the Grammy-award- winning "Los Super Seven" CD, which included members of the Texas Tornados, Los Lobos and other Texas and Hispanic musicians.

Salas, Dulcinea
January 15, 2007 Dulcinea Salas, 76, of Ranchos de Taos passed away on January 15, 2007. She is preceded in death by her husband, Otoniel Salas, sons, Toby, James, Johnny, Ricky and David Salas and grandson, Margarito Montoya. She is survived by her daughters, Veronica Sisneros (Floyd) of Denver, Marina Mays of Avon, CO and Marie Salas of Ranchos de Taos, 7 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 1 great great granddaughter, brothers, Levi, Mike, and Felimon Salazar, 5 half brothers and 1 half sister.Rosary will be recited on Friday, January 19, 2007 at 4 PM at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church. Funeral mass will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2007 at 2 PM at San Francisco de Asis Church.

Salazar, Climaco
Climaco Salazar son of Blas Salazar of Rancho de Taos, NM. Was employed by Emilio Gonzales in Monte Vista, Colorado. At 5:00 PM Sunday 18 July 1909 went swimming in the Rio Del Norte about 4 miles from Monte Vista, Colo. He entered the river where it was about 4 feet deep. It is believed that he suffered some type of illness and drowned. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Salazar, Clodoveo
Clodoveo (Claude) Salazar, 90, passed away on April 9, 2007. He was married to Adelaida (Ida) Salazar, who preceded him in death on April 11, 1995, after 60 years of marriage. A lifelong resident of New Mexico, he grew up in Ranchos de Taos, and then lived in Albuquerque for 52 years. He was preceded in death by his daughters, Margie Gutierrez and Virginia Salazar. He is survived by his children; Vicki Bolton and husband, Earl, Claude Jr. and wife, Dana, George and wife, Laura, John and wife, Debbie, Barbara Gould and husband, Patrick, and Phillip and wife, Carmen. Also surviving are 20 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation with a public viewing will be on Thursday, April 12, 2007 at Riverside Funeral Home, 225 San Mateo NE, starting at 3 p.m., followed by a Rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Service to be celebrated on Friday, April 13, 2007 at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 9502 4th Street NW, at 9 a.m. Interment will follow the Service at the Sunset Memorial Cemetery, 924 Menaul NE. Pallbearers will be Pat Gould, Bill Gould, Earl Bolton, Andy Silva, Mel Velerio, and Juan Romero. Honorary Pallbearers will be Billy and Roger Silva. ABQ Journal Thu April 12, 2007

Salazar, Francisquita
Francisquita Salazar age 72 died at her home in Chico, NM 14 July 1907. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Salazar, Fred E.
Fred E. Salazar, 66, of Pilar passed away on March 21, 2006. He is preceded in death by his parents Jose Bernabe & Cassandra Salazar, brothers, Alex & Jose B. Salazar Jr., sister, Rafaelita Schultze. He is survived by his wife, Dora Salazar, children, Pedro Salazar (Diana), Randy Salazar (Lisa), Laverne Salazar (Peter), Kristella Salazar (Joey) and Freida Salazar (Eddie), 13 grandchildren, 1 great grandson, numerous other relatives and friends. Rosary was recited on March 23, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Funeral mass was held March 24, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, interment followed at Pilar Cemetery. In lieu of flowers family requests donations be made to Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home for Fred Salazar.

Salazar, Genoveva Gallegos de
Genoveva Gallegos de Salazar age 49 years, 8 months and 14 days of San Luis, Colo died in Denver, Colo 18 Sept 1907.She is survived by her husband A. A. Salazar, 2 daughter and 7 sons (Names not listed) and her mother Eulogia de Gallegos. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Salazar, Henrietta
Henrietta Salazar, 56, originally of Taos, died suddenly on Tuesday October 21, 2003. She was preceded in death by her father, Eugene Trujillo; husband, Bruno Salazar; son, Trend Salazar; and brother, Gene Trujillo. She was born Aug. 12, 1947, in Taos to Eugene Trujillo and Julia Herrera Trujillo. She attended Taos public schools and later received her beautician training in Santa Fe. She loved and cared for her family and will be missed deeply. She is survived by her two loving daughters, Tammy Sanchez and Johnny Archuleta, and Zonya Martinez and Brian Murrietta; mother; three brothers; three sisters; and grandchildren, Shane, Asel, Angelica, Ashley, Damien, Jasmine, Shileen, Anthony, Carlene and Trend. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. today at Berardinelli Family Chapel, followed by a prayer service at 7 p.m. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service. Journal North October 24, 2003

Salazar, Levi J.
Levi J. Salazar, 24, of Ranchos de Taos passed away unexpectedly on July, 14, 2005. He is preceded in death by his brother, Leon Salazar and grandfathers, Pete Sisco and Juan Ramon Salazar, uncle, David Salazar. He is survived by his parents, Juan F. and Patsy Salazar, brother, Lionel Salazar (Beth), sister, Janell Sisco, grandmothers, Ray Sisco and Amalia Salazar. Rosary was recited on July 17, 2005. Funeral mass was held on July 18, 2005. Both services were held at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church.

Salazar, Lucy
Lucy Salazar, a resident of Albuquerque, died on Sunday, October 8, 2006. She was born and raised in Taos, NM. Becoming involved in New Mexico politics was a natural step for Lucy, for her late husband, Robert Salazar, was National Committeeman for Young Republicans. He also served as Commissioner of Motor Vehicles under Governors Ed Mecham and David Cargo. When Congressman Manuel Lujan, Jr. started looking for an Administrative Assistant/Chief of Staff for his offices, he chose Lucy. When Manuel Lujan, Jr. was appointed Secretary of the Interior under George H. Bush, he called on Lucy once again, making her his Executive Assistant. She served in that position for four years. Lucy worked for Congressman Steve Schiff during the transition period following Congressman's retirement from Congress. Lucy has been a member and/or Board member of the National Federation of Republican Women for 20 years. In 1995 she served as co-chairman of the National Convention of NFRW, which was held in Albuquerque. She is presently a member of Metro FRW. Lucy was Chair, VIP and Protocol Committee, 1993 Western States Republican Leadership Conference. She was a member of the New Mexico State Central Committee and the Bernalillo County Central Committee. Lucy was a delegate to 2 National Conventions and an alternate delegate to 3 National Conventions. Lucy was a past member and Chair of the New Mexico Judicial Standards Commission. She also served as Chair of the National Judicial Conduct Organization. One of her favorite volunteer associations has been the Very Special Arts. She served as Chair of the Sponsor Committee, (1993) and has been a Board member for 20 years. This national organization promotes art, education and creative expression for children and adults with disabilities. She was given the honor of receiving the Volunteer of the Year in adult education (1995). In 2002, President George W. Bush, on a trip to Albuquerque, honored her for her work with persons with disabilities. Another special volunteer program that was close to her heart was the EVENSTART program, which is a family literacy program. She worked with this program for 4 years. Other activities that Lucy has been part of: Volunteering at the Palo Duro Senior Citizens Center, Board member of the Good Shepherd Manor Active member of the Queen of Heaven Catholic Church and served on many different committees: Member of the Catholic Daughter of America, Board member of the 100 Club, Board member of the Serra Club (an international club that fosters and promotes vocations to the ministerial priesthood of the Catholic Church) Former member of the Ambassadors Council to the College of Nursing at the UNM Health Sciences Center. She will be greatly missed by her many friends and family. As one of her friends said, "Lucy has worked for so many organizations but every one always knew her to be the perfect lady at all times." She has made the world a better place by just being Lucy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Salazar and son, Bobby. She is survived by her children, Chuck and wife, Arlene and their children, Landree, Dalen and Troy; her daughter, Lisa and husband, Jerry Lujan and their children, Kelley and Jared; sisters, Stella and husband, Art Alires, Dolores and husband, Jimmy Salazar, Cecelia and husband, Ferdie Cortez, Lenore Armitage; and brother, Fernando (Sonny) Martinez and wife, Liz. There are numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place and a Rosary with Memorial Service will be held at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church on Friday, October 13, 2006 beginning at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Lucy with a memorial gift may consider her love of the "Very Special Arts" program. Contributions to this program can be sent to: Very Special Arts, 4904 4th St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107, Attention: Majorie.  ABQ Journal October 13, 2006

Salazar, Maria Amelia
Maria Amelia Salazar, 98, of Ranchos de Taos died Friday. She was an avid reader and enjoyed crocheting, sewing and sketching. She especially enjoyed her Bible tapes, hearing about Jesus, and she also enjoyed her time with her family. She was kind and generous and will be fondly remembered as a loving grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Feliberto Salazar; sons, Manuel and Calmaco Reynaldo Salazar; and daughter, Maria Benita Salazar. She is survived by her children, Benita Salazar of Ranchos de Taos, Ruth Rodriguez of Llano Quemado, Eusebio Salazar, Bernabe Salazar (Juanita), Anita Salazar, and Feliberto Salazar Jr. (Selma), all of Ranchos de Taos; 24 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Rosaries will be recited 7 p.m. today and Sunday at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church. Mass will be celebrated 11:30 a.m. Monday at San Francisco de Asis Church with burial to follow at San Francisco Cemetery. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. Journal North September 20, 2003.

Salazar, Michael P.
Michael P. Salazar, 50, Ranchos de Taos passed away Sept. 2, 2006 at St. Vincent's Hospital, Santa Fe, NM. He was born to Jose and Margarita Salazar on August 13, 1956. His partner in life was Susan Martínez His hobbies included Carving, Football, Sports and Working on his truck. He was preceded in death by his Mother and one brother Robert Salazar, He is survived by his Father, step mother Clara Salazar, five brothers Ralph (Margaret) Salazar Ely, NV, Bernie ( Charlene) Salazar Santa Fe, NM, Onorio Salazar, Scott Salazar, Harvey Salazar, one sister Esther (Leroy) García, one stepsister Carol (Eric) Martinez, Step-daughter Nora Martínez all of Ranchos de Taos, numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins. Rosaries were held on Sept. 7, 2006 at the San Francisco de Asis Church in Ranchos de Taos, NM at 7:00 pm. Memorial Mass was held Friday, Sept. 8, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at the San Francisco de Asís Church in Ranchos de Taos, with burial following at Nascendreno Cemetery in Ranchos de Taos. Arrangements were made with Weylen's Funeral Home in Questa, New Mexico. www.weylens-funeral-home.com

Salazar, Ynocencia Coca de
Ynocencia Coca de Salazar of Valdez, NM. died 25 Oct 1906 at 3:00 AM. Survived by her husband (Name not listed). Brothers Jose de Jesus Coca and Eleuterio Coca and uncle Roque Coca. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Salsbury, Rebecca
Rebecca Salsbury James Born London, England Dec 21, 1891. died at her home on Bent St. Taos, NM. July 8,1968. She was the daughter of Nate Salsbury, Producer of the Buffalo Bill Wild West Shows. Married 1st- Paul Strand, noted photographer, 2nd- William H. James. Survivors include a twin sister Mrs. H. W. Schloss; Nieces Karen Scholoss and Barbara Fisher; Nephews William H. Schloss Jr. and Nate Salsbury. Taos News July 11, 1968 1. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Samora, Maria Luisa
Maria Luisa Samora of an advanced age from Cimarron,NM. died 1 Sept 1909 at 7:00 PM. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Sanchez, Abel
Abel Sanchez age 1 and a half years of Arroyo, NM. died 18 Sept 1914. Son of Andres Sanchez and Eulalia F. de Sanchez. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Sanchez, Beatriz A.
Beatriz A. de Sanchez Age 29 of Penasco, NM. Died Thursday 24 August 1905 at 3:00 PM. She was the daughter of Santiago Abreu, born in Penasco, NM 17 July 1876. She married Estevan Sanchez in 1896. Survived by her husband Esteban Sanchez; Mother Librada S. de Abreu; Grandmother Lucia M. de Sanchez, and sisters. (Names not listed) La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Sanchez, Carlos Raul
Carlos Raul Sanchez, 21, of Arroyo Seco, passed away unexpectedly October 29, 1999 in Thailand. He is survived by his parents, Dennis and Loraine Sanchez; and brother, Raul T. Sanchez. A Rosary will be held on Friday, November 5, 1999 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, November 6, 1999 at 10:00 a.m. Both services will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Taos. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Taos State Park, Carlos Sanchez Memorial Fund, Peoples Bank, Taos, NM. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home, 505-758-3841. ABQJournal November 04, 1999

Sanchez, Catalina
Catalina Sanchez age 5 Years of Penasco, NM. died 26 Sept 1909. Surviving parents Jose Sanchez and Susana Mascarenas de Sanchez. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Sanchez, Cecilia E.
Cecilia E. Sanchez 69 went home to the Lord on June 21, 2009. She was a resident of Albuquerque NM all her life.  She was married to her loving husband Jose Elmer Sanchez of Chama CO for 40 years.  She has a daughter Elizabeth and husband Henry Sanchez, a son Joseph Sanchez.  Also, granddaughters Ronica, Devonna, Katrina Sanchez and great grandson Joseph. She stayed home to take care of her family.  She loved to read, travel, paint, dance, and watch her sports on TV, and especially going to the casino and being with her family. We would like to thank everybody who went to see her, prayed for her, and thought about her and who came a long way to support the family. The Rosary was held on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Albuquerque, NM.  The Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Albuquerque, NM with interment at Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM. Arrangements were made with Weylen's Funeral Home.

Sanchez, Daniel S.
Daniel S. Sanchez age 46 of Cerro. NM. died June 1, 1968 in a Denver, Colo Hospital.He is survived by his wife Amada Sanchez; Daughter Novella Sanchez; Brothers Ben, Moises, Lucas, Johnny, Antonio, Anastacio and Felipe Sanchez; Sisters Mrs. Joe Arellano, Mrs. Evaristo Garcia and Mrs. Lee Espinosa. Taos News June 13, 1968 10, Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Sanchez, Don Pedro
Major Don Pedro Sanchez age 74 Years 2 months and 23 days old of Taos, NM. died at 11:00 AM yesterday Friday 19 May 1905. He was born in Valencia County NM. 22 Feb 1831. He attained the rank of Major in the military during the 1860 American Civil War. He led his own company and they fought at the Valverde battle. He was elected to the Territorial Legislative where he served for several terms being chosen a leader of that body. In 1856 He married 1st- Refugio Martinez who died 21 Sept 1895. After her death he married Refugio Rodriguez in 1903. Surviving him his wife Refugio Rodriguez;Brother Francisco Sanchez; Niece and adopted daughter Carlota Sanchez de Mares; Nephew Cristobal Sanchez; Niece Epimena Cordova de Lobato; Son-in-law Laureano Mares, Manuelita Martinez and a great number of adopted children. Major Pedro Sanchez was buried in the American cemetery Taos,NM. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre. Carrizozo Outlook June 8 1905 Sanchez Death - A Santa Fe dispatch of May 23rd says: Word was received today that Pedro Sanchez known as the Friend of the Poor and a prominent character in New Mexico for fifty years had died at the age of 74 at Taos. A native of Valencia county, but when 7 years old removed to Taos. In 1861 he raised a company of volunteers that served under General Camby and was known as the Antelope Hunters. The company distinguished itself at Valverda for which Sanchez was breveted a major for gallant and meritorious service. He served as speaker of the legislature and as president of the legislative council, having served 6 legislative terms. For three terms he was probate judge of Taos county, was supervisor of the census for New Mexico in 1890 and in 1900 and 1893 was agent for the Jicarilla and Pueblo indians, besides serving in other financial positions. Sanchez gained the title "Friend of the Poor" by raising 25 orphan children and endowing them with land and stock. Major Sanchez was an eloquent speaker in Spanish. He was married twice.

Sanchez, Erik
January 16, 1999, The Santa Fe New Mexican, page B-3 ALBUQUERQUE The Office of the Medical Investigator could not determine whether a teen-ager was alive when he was thrown off the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge near Taos, and it has ruled he died of strangulation. The office was not able to ascertain whether Erik Sanchez, 18, was alive, dead or nearly dead when he was thrown over the bridge despite statements by two men charged with killing him that Sanchez fought for his life as they forced him into the 650-foot-deep gorge.

Sanchez, Esteban
Esteban Sanchez age 28 years, 7 months and 28 days was shot by Juan Manuel Romero, 19 Sept 1905. He died 24 Sept 1905.Of Penasco,NM. (His wife Beatriz A. Sanchez died 24 August 1905). He was the only son of Ramon Sanchez, a well known Merchant, State Senator and Taos County School Superintendent. Juan Manuel Romero was arrested and charged with his murder but was found not guilty at trial held in Santa Fe, NM. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Sanchez, Ester Jo-Ann
Ester Jo-Ann Sanchez age 2-1/2 (two and a half) years old. Child of Mr. & Mrs. Willie Sanchez of Amalia, NM. died July 15,1968. She is survived by her parents; Brothers Billy, Emilio, Manuel and David Sanchez; Sisters Teresa, Betty and Geraldine Sanchez; Grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Epimenio Archuleta. Taos News July 25,1968 A 2 Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Sanchez, Felipita
Felipita Sanchez age 55 from Cerro,NM. died Friday 5 Feb 1905 at 12:15 PM. Survived by Meliton Vigil; Children Teodorita Vigil wife of Donaciano Archuleta, and Dolores Vigil wife of Eleonor Cortez. Buried 6 Feb 1906 at Cerro,NM cemetery. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Sanchez, Gregorita B. de
Gregorita B. de Sanchez age 75 of Taos, NM. died at her home 5 Sept 1907. She was the mother of Soledad S. de Quintana wife of Mequias ( Melquiades) Quintana. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Sanchez, Jacobo
Jacobo Sanchez age 27 from Trinidad, Colorado died 15 Feb 1909. Survived by wife Natividad Vigil de Sanchez; Daughter Marcelina Sanchez; Brothers Jose Ignacio, Sabino and Antonio Sanchez; Sister Senoba S. de Casias. He was buried at the Ranchos de Taos Church Cemetery. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Sanchez, Jose
Jose Sanchez of Garcia, NM died at his residence 9 Feb 1909. Survived by his wife Guadalupe G. Sanchez; Sons Camilo, Santiago, Antonio, Francisco, Patricio and Simon Sanchez; Daughters Marillita L. Ortez, Eulogia S. Ualas, Lucia S. Trujillo, Emilia S. Salazar and Lupita S. Pena. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Sanchez, Jose Melcor
June 15, 2006 Jose Melcor Sanchez, 77, of Taos passed away on June 15, 2006. He is preceded in death by his parents, Alfredo and Gomicinda Sanchez, sister, Anita Martinez. brother, Elizardo Sanchez and nephew, Paul Sanchez. He is survived by his sisters, Juanita and Julia Sanchez, brothers, Manuel, Aurelio (Bella) and Alberto Sanchez, nephews, nieces and other relatives. Rosary was recited on June 19, 2006. Funeral mass was held on June 20, 2006. Both services were held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment was held at Arroyo Seco Cemetery.

Sanchez, Juan Jose
Juan Jose Sanchez age 77 from La Cueva Mora County NM. died at his residence at 6:00 PM 28 Feb 1909. He died of Pulmonia (Pneumonia). He was born in Ranchos de Taos, NM. When he was 25 years old he married Maria Eulogia Romero. They had 13 offspring of whom 9 survive. No names listed. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Sanchez, Julianita Garcia de
Julianita Garcia de Sanchez age 88 of Ledoux, NM. died at her residence 6 Feb 1909. Survived by her husband Tomas Sanchez, 2 sons and 3 daughters. Names not listed. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Sanchez, Maria Silvera
Maria Silvera Sanchez 75 Resident of Taos. died Dec 29, 1968 At Holy Cross Hospital, Taos, NM.Survivors: Sons Toby and Joseph Sanchez; Daughter Mary Trujillo, Agustina Cisneros, Mary Casias, Emma Trujillo, Alice Romero and Margaret Martinez; Brothers Herman and Cirilio Trujillo; Sisters Cecilia Atencio, Fedelina Madrid and Angelita Newton. Taos News Jan 11,1968, 6. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Sanchez, Mario Carlos
Mario Carlos Sanchez, 26, of Questa, NM passed away on September 9, 2006. He was born on June 28, 1980 to Andamo and Linda Sánchez. He attended school at Questa Jr. Sr. High School. On August 21, 1999 he married Rebecca Muniz. His dream was always to drive semi trucks. He was very knowledgeable in mechanics; he worked in the Questa area and also worked in the oilfields of Wyoming. There was not anything Mario could not do. He was a very good spirited person and lived life to its fullest. He enjoyed spending time and laughing with his family and friends. He enjoyed the outdoors always attending mud bogs, snowmobiling, camping, hunting, fishing, and driving semi trucks. He was preceded in death by his Grandmother Gaydeen Sánchez-Spiller, Great Grandparents' Benito & Claudina Sánchez. In addition to his parents and wife he is survived by his two children Brittany Sánchez, and Mario Sánchez Jr., his brothers; Andamo Jr.(Jamie), Marcus (Angelique), sisters; Jennifer (Dominic), and Nichole Sánchez, Nephews; Isaiah, Justin, niece; Alicia, his grandparents; Marcello and Rachel Vialpando, Jerry Sánchez, his Great- Grandmother; Oralia Jiron, several Uncles, Aunts, and cousins. There are numerous friends who will all greatly miss him. A Viewing was held in Questa on September 12, 2006 at Weylen's Funeral Home from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. A Rosary was held at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Questa at 7:00 PM September 12, 2006.The Funeral service will be held on September 13, 2006 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Questa, New Mexico. Arrangements were made by Weylen's Funeral Home in Questa, NM. www.weylens-funeral-home.com

Sanchez, Mary Lowe
Mary Lowe Sanchez, died peacefully, surrounded by her family May 13, 2001, at her home of 61 years in Taos at the age of 86. Mary had been suffering from a chronic illness. Her rich life began on July 21, 1914, born in Taos and delivered by Doc Martin. Almost all of Mary Eliza's life was spent in Northern New Mexico. Some of her favorite remembrances of childhood included panning for gold with her father at his mine in Red River, fiestas in Santa Fe and Taos, making miniature adobe houses while living and going to school on the San Juan Pueblo and boarding school in Santa Cruz where she excelled in studies but also loved to play basketball. After college in Nebraska, Mary decided to settle in Taos, close to her father to whom she was devoted. In 1934, she married Joe A. Sanchez and in 1935 gave birth to her only child, Gene. She was always active in civic organizations. Mary was appointed Deputy County Clerk in 1936 and she was the 2nd woman appointed to the City Council. Mary assumed more responsibility when she was named District Court Clerk and Chief Deputy County Treasurer. She worked as the local board clerk for the Selective Service until the war ended. In 1946 Mary put her business acumen to work by opening the successful curio/woman's clothing store called Plaza Dress and Curio Shop which she ran for 16 years. She always loved art and her passion for fine art and was stimulated by her friendships with the Taos Founders, Fechin, Gaspard, Dole Reed and many others. She herself was an impressionist painter who experimented with abstract expressionism. She studied abroad in Italy and in Taos with Emil Bristtram. In 1960, Mary, was approached by artists Mario Larrinaga and Eric Gibberd to join in a venture to open an art gallery. Not a passive stockholder, Mary was the Associate Director and Secretary of what eventually became known as Gallery A. Ultimately, Mary took over the Directorship and ownership of the gallery and it remains, today, one of New Mexico's most successful and oldest galleries. Because of her love for art and her good eye she became patron and representative to many fine artists such as her good friend, Gene Kloss. Barbara Latham, Howard Cook, Kenneth Adams, Elmer Schooley and a host of other artists were represented by Mary's gallery over the 41 years. She nurtured the careers of many and also helped countless clients who began collecting art under her guidance. In 1994 her son, Gene, took over the administration of Gallery A and Mary continued to work part time until health issues forced her to retire in January of 2000. Generous with her time, energy and charitable contributions, Mary served on the boards of Holy Cross Hospital and Millicent Rogers Museum. Over the years Mary's reputation has become virtually legendary in the arts, a role model known for her boundless energy and dedication that brought success to every venture she undertook. Mary L. Sanchez has become an integral part of Taos's history. She will be long remembered and treasured by her family, her many friends, clients and business associates for her generous spirit, her loyalty and her enthusiasm for life. She was preceded in death by her father, Corydon Capen Lowe, her mother, Domatila"Tillie" Reed, her brothers, Larkin and Ben and two sisters, Lucy and Domatila who both died as infants. She is survived by her beloved husband of 67 years, Joe Arsenio Sanchez; her son, Gene, daughter-in-law, Jules; three grandsons, Corydan, Benjamin and James; three great-grandchildren, Samantha, Michael and Jason; nephew, Ben Lowe (Karen) of Albuquerque; niece, Terry Lowe of California and numerous other nieces, nephews and cousins. Graveside services will be held on Friday, May 18, 2001 at 12:00 noon at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Memorial Reception will be held on Friday, May 18, 2001 at 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at Gallery A, 107 Kit Carson Rd. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers a tax-deductible donation can be made to the Mary L. Sanchez Memorial Fund, care of the Taos Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1025, Taos, NM 87571 ABQJournal May 15, 2001

Sanchez, PATRICIO E.
PATRICIO E. SANCHEZ died on August 27, 2006.  He was born to Patricio Sanchez and Rebecca Garcia on December 4, 1952. His hobbies included fishing and hunting. His parents precede him in death. He is survived by three sisters; Marbella (Virgil) Medina of Commerce City, CO, Alice Sanchez of Blanca, CO, Karen (Armando) Quiroz of Phoenix, AZ, five brothers; Joe (Susie) Sanchez of  Ft. garland, CO, Ernest (Eunice) Sanchez of Chama, CO, Meliton Sanchez of Kersey, CO, Bernie Sanchez of Chama, CO, Floyd (Debbie) Sanchez of Denver, CO.  Roomate Ann Setser and numerous nephews, nieces, great nephews and nieces. A rosary was at 7:00 PM on Thursday August 31, 2006 at Weylen's Funeral Home Chapel with another rosary at 7:00 PM on Friday September 1, 2006 at Immaculate Conception Church in Chama. The Memorial Mass was at 10:00 AM on Saturday September 2, 2006 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Chama with the burial following at Chama Cemetery. Arrangements were made with Weylen's Funeral Home of San Pablo.

Sanchez, Paul A.
Paul A. Sanchez, 49, of El Prado passed away on March 20, 2006. He is survived by his mother, Juanita M. Sanchez, brothers and sisters, Priscilla Dominguez (Edwin) of Albuquerque, Donald C. Sanchez (Theresa) of Taos and Nefe L. Sanchez of Taos, numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, cousins and other relatives. Rosary was recited on March 22, 2006. Funeral mass was held on Thursday, March 23, 2006. Both services were held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Interment was held at Dolores Cemetery.

Sanchez, Pedro
Major Don Pedro Sanchez Age 74 Years 2 months and 23 days old of Taos, NM. Died at 11:00 AM yesterday Friday 19 May 1905. He was born in Valencia County NM. 22 Feb 1831. He attained the rank of Major in the military during the 1860 American Civil War. He led his own company and they fought at the Valverde battle. He was elected to the Territorial Legislative where he served for several terms being chosen a leader of that body.In 1856 He married 1st- Refugio Martinez who died 21 Sept 1895. After her death he married Refugio Rodriguez in 1903. Surviving him his wife Refugio Rodriguez;Brother Francisco Sanchez; Niece and adopted daughter Carlota Sanchez de Mares; Nephew Cristobal Sanchez; Niece Epimena Cordova de Lobato; Son-in-law Laureano Mares, Manuelita Martinez and a great number of adopted children. Major Pedro Sanchez was buried in the American cemetery Taos, NM. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Sanchez, Steve E.
Chama-Steve E. Sanchez, 51 also known as Raynell died in is home Saturday September 9, 2006.  He was born to Benito A. Sanchez and Salome B. DeHerrera on December 18, 1954. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, riding his bike, and spending time with his children. He is preceded in death by his parents, one sister Veronica Sanchez Kaber and one brother-in-law Jose Fred Trujillo. He is survived by two sons; Stevie (Mary Beth) Sanchez, and Christopher Sanchez both of Carlsbad, NM, one stepson; Randy Garcia of Carlsbad, NM.  one daughter; Misty Sanchez of Romeo, CO, two stepdaughters; Francicsa Archuleta of Romeo, Sheena Archuleta of Albuquerque, NM, two brothers; Leroy (Amelia) Sanchez of Chama, Gary (Judy) Sanchez of Ventero, NM, five sisters; Lucille (Gilbert) Martinez of San Luis, Loretta (Eddie) Sanchez of Chama, Eleanor (Charlie) Quintana of San Acacio, Margie Dickson Sanchez of Del Norte, Donna Sanchez of Demming, NM, four grandchildren; Shawn and Steven, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. A rosary was held at 7 PM Friday September 15 at The Immaculate Conception Church in Chama. The Funeral Mass was held at 10:00 AM Saturday September 16 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Chama with burial to follow at Chama Cemetery. Arrangements were made with Weylen's Funeral Home in San Pablo.

Sanchez, Viola L.
Viola L. Sanchez, 78, of Questa died Saturday November 1, 2003. She is preceded in death by her son, Ronnie Sanchez; brother, Ruben LaForett; and sister, Gertrudes Vigil. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, John R. Sanchez; children, Steve I. Sanchez and wife MaryAnn, Gary Sanchez and wife Maxine, all of Questa, John H. Sanchez and wife Maida of Anthony, Arlene Sanchez, Geraldine Cordova and husband Edwin, all of Questa, Annette Medina and husband Fernando of Ranchos de Taos, Raynelle Trujillo and husband John of Llano Quemado and Shane Sanchez of Questa; 15 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; sisters, Eva Gomez, Celia Garcia, Mary Martinez and husband Nabor and Rose LaForett. Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. today at St. Anthony Church, Questa, with interment to follow at El Pueblito Cemetery. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. Journal North November 4, 2003

Sanchez, Zacarias
Zacarias Sanchez age 66, Resident of Cerro,NM. died March 8,1968 at Holy Cross Hospital Taos, NM. He was the son of the deceased Manuel and Rosana V. Sanchez. Survivors include brothers Feliz, Ben, Moises, Jose L. Dan, Johnny, Felipe,Tony and Anastacio Sanchez; Sisters Mrs. J. I. Arellano, Mrs. Evarsito Garcia and Mrs. Les Espinosa and niece Mrs. Gilbert Arellano. Taos News March 21,1968. 7 & 10. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Sandoval, A. David
A. David Sandoval died at his home in Albuquerque on January 16, 2001. He was born December 21, 1934, in Taos, New Mexico to Carlota Bustos Sandoval and Angel Gilberto Sandoval. He grew up in Albuquerque where he attended Eugene Field Elementary School, Lincoln Junior High School and Albuquerque High School. He always enjoyed sports and music, and took private lessons in trumpet from Carl Cramer, the band director at Albuquerque High School and one of his heroes. David was band captain during his senior year at Albuquerque High School. He majored in Music Education at the University of New Mexico and was a member of what was then called the Albuquerque Civic Symphony (now the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra). He was drafted into the U.S. Army after graduating from college and spent his service time playing trumpet in the 8th Infantry Division Band in Bad Kreuznach, Germany. He received a Master's Degree from the University of New Mexico in Economic Development and attributed his interest in international affairs in large part to his father's work in the United Nations. David spent the next ten years (1961-1971) working as an economist at the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at UNM while also obtaining a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin. He published articles in the Bureau's New Mexico Business and in other professional journals. In 1971 he went to Washington, D.C., to work as a senior staff member of the Subcommittees on Economic Development of the United States Senate. In 1974, he joined the Federal Energy Administration, which later became part of the U.S. Department of Energy. While at the Department of Energy, he conducted regional economic impact modeling and analysis and subsequently international energy modeling and analysis and published DOE documents and in professional journals. At the time he retired from the Department of Energy in 1995 he was responsible for the publication of the Department's International Energy Outlook. Upon his returning to Albuquerque after retiring he took up the trumpet again. He briefly tried his hand at mariachi music and then played two seasons with the New Mexico Territorial Brass Band. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Jane; and by his sisters, Consuelo Sandoval and Anita Sandoval; and Anita's sons, David and John. Hillcrest Funeral Home 225 San Mateo NE 265-5959  ABQ Journal Fri January 19, 2001

Sandoval, Amadeo
June 07, 2000, The Santa Fe New Mexican, page B-2 AMADEO SANDOVAL Age 99, a resident of Rio Lucio passed away on Monday, June 5, 2000 due to a short illness. He was born in Ranchos de Taos, the son of Genario Sandoval and Perfecta Santistevan. In the early 1900's he served in the U.S. Army. He is preceded in death by his wife, Magdalena Vigil Sandoval from Rio Lucio, NM. He is survived by a son, Teddy Vigil and wife Margaret of Santa Fe; grandchildren: John Vigil and wife Donna, Yvonne Vigil, Anthony Vigil, Geraldine Fischer and husband Chris and Ted Vigil Jr. all of Santa Fe and Delfino Vigil and wife Shaun of Edgewood; nephew, Joe C. Vigil of Rio Lucio; nieces: Laura Gurule and Laurino and Faby Lopez and Nelson both of Rio Lucio; many relatives from the Taos area and numerous other relatives and friends. Public visitation will be at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7, 2000 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Penasco with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 8, 2000 also at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Interment to follow at the family plot in Rio Lucio with the following serving as pallbearers: Johnny, Delfino, Anthony, Teddy, Yvonne and Geraldine Vigil. The Family of Amadeo Sandoval has entrusted these funeral arrangements to DeVargas Funeral Home of the Espanola Valley.Telephone No. 747-7477 or toll free 1-877-747-3600

Sandoval, Delfina S.
September 1, 2005 Delfina S. Sandoval, 87, of Ranchos de Taos passed away on September 01, 2005. She is preceded in death by her husband, Felix Sandoval and daughter, Rebecca Fiore. She is survived by her sister, Claudina Macias, her children, Evangeline Thompson (Robert), Connie Roth (Ron), Susana Hand (David), Josephine Prince, Amanda Brisko (Barry) and Tony Sandoval (Melody). She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.Visitations were on September 3, 2005, September 4. Rosary was recited onSeptember 4, 2005 at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church. Funeral mass was held on September 5 at San Francisco de Asis Church. Iinterment followed at Jesus Nazareno Cemetery.

Sandoval, Henry H.
Henry H. Sandoval age 54 Resident of La Placita de Canon, NM. died at home June 15,1968. He is survived by his wife Julia Sandoval; Sons Richard, Henry Jr, Gary, and Gilbert Sandoval; Daughter Mrs. Bob Ackerman, Mrs. Sam Sthoul, Mrs. Juan Martinez and Rosalie Sandoval. Taos News June 27, 1968 B 4. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Sandoval, Ildefonzo Ernesto
Ildefonzo Ernesto "Ernie" Sandoval, 82, was called home by our Heavenly Father on Sunday, August 20, 2006 after a long battle with lung cancer. Born on November 12, 1923 in Taos, NM, he was a lifelong resident of New Mexico and a resident of Albuquerque since 1948. Ernie worked in the CCC Camps before serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He also served as a Civil Service Contractor in Vietnam from 1965 to 1970. However, his life's work was as a Journeyman Bricklayer and General Contractor until his retirement in 1985. He was a member and past president of the Bricklayer's Union, Local #2, as well as a lifetime member of the American Legion and the DAV. In his free time, he was an avid fisherman, hunter, and gardener. He loved his family, and is survived by his wife, Maria "Rose" Sandoval, and their children, Richard Ernest Sandoval and wife, Linda of Royalton, MN, Patricia A. DeMar and husband, John of Corrales, NM, Loretta Sandoval and husband, Ty Menefee of Albuquerque, Cecilia Sandoval, Steve Moritz of Albuquerque, and Daniel Sandoval and wife, Tammy of Anchorage, AK; along with 11 grandchildren, Debbie, Michelle, Ana, Elizabeth, Richard, Philip, Loren, Nichol, Arthur, Ryan, and Kyle; and 12 great-grandchildren, who will always remember him as a loving father and grandfather. He is also survived by his sisters, Carolyn Hughes of Taos, NM, and Rose Stewart of Albuquerque, and brother, Antonio Sandoval of Taos, NM. Everyone who knew him was blessed by his beautiful smile, cheerful optimism, quick wit, and generous spirit. He was dearly loved and admired by a large extended family and many friends. He shone with a vivaciousness and zeal for life that was contagious, and although he no longer shines, we carry a memory of his brilliance in our hearts. The family acknowledges and lovingly appreciates the special care and support offered by all members of the family, especially Loren Menefee, Anna Sandoval, Nichol Sandoval, Sandra Tidwell, and Tom and Carla Trujillo. The family also extends their gratitude to the staff at Ambercare Hospice (especially Delores Pederson) for their loving care and support during this difficult time. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel at 2:00 p.m. until time of Rosary. Rosary will be recited Thursday, August 24, 2006, 4:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, with Deacon Jose Lucero reciting. Mass will be held Friday, August 25, 2006, 10:00 a.m., at San Felipe de Neri Church, 2005 N. Plaza St. NW, Old Town, with Fr. Dennis Garcia, Celebrant. Interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Pallbearers will be Daniel Sandoval, Ernest Sandoval, ArABQ JournalHeffern, Philip Penrose, Ty Menefee, and John DeMar. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve and Kyle Moritz and Ryan Heffern. French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500 ABQ Journal August 23, 2006

Sandoval, Juan Cristobal
Juan Cristobal Sandoval age 5 years and 22 days of Halls Peak, NM. died 14 Dec 1909. He died of Fiebre Difteria ( Fever Diphtheria) Survived by Parents Sabino Sandoval and Mother and 6 brothers names not listed. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Sandoval, Magdalena B.
Mrs. Magdalena B. Sandoval, born in Taos, NM, and a resident of Albuquerque for 42 years, died Wednesday at the age of 91. Mrs. Sandoval was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She is survived by her sons, Al G. Sandoval and wife, Angie, Gene Sandoval, and Deacon George L. Sandoval and wife, Rebecca, all of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Alvin Sandoval and wife, Stella of Santa Fe, Adrianna Maes and husband, Bill, Ana Montoya and husband, George, Alan Sandoval, Albert, Christa Sandoval and fiance, John W. Adams, and Geoffrey Sandoval, all of Albuquerque; great-grandchildren, Marisa, Natalie and Ariana Maes, Talia and Alejandro Montoya and Victoria Sandoval. Funeral services for Mrs. Sandoval will be held on Monday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, where the Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. Pallbearers will be Alvin Sandoval, Alan Sandoval, Geoffrey Sandoval, Bill Maes, George Montoya and John Adams. Visitation for Mrs. Sandoval will be held on Sunday, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., in the mortuary chapel. A Rosary will be recited on Sunday evening, 7:00 p.m., at Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW. ABQ Journal Fri January 28, 2000

Sandoval, Manuel E.
Manuel E. ("Manny") passed away peacefully at home in Parker, CO on June 7, 2003 after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; a daughter, Susan Osborne and family of Kailua, HI; sisters, Vi Taylor of Albuquerque and Diana Nelson, her husband, Paul and son, Kevin, of College Station, TX; his step-children, Nannette Goldberg and William Eckhardt, and families, of Denver; his maternal aunt, Lena Laney of Portland, OR; niece, Yvonne Gonzales and nephews, John and Matthew Sandoval, and families, all of Albuquerque. He was preceded in death by his parents, J.J. and Dora Sandoval; a son, Steven; and his brother, Pat. Manuel was born in Trinidad, CO and grew up in Cimarron, NM. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during WWII. He lived in Taos before moving to Albuquerque, where he was employed by Maloof's Quality Import for 38 years. He retired seven years ago. Cremation has taken place. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.  ABQ Journal June 14, 2003

Sandoval, Rafaelita Maria
Rafaelita Maria Sandoval, 93, of Ranchos de Taos passed away on January 02, 2006. She was a fifth generation. She is preceded in death by her husband, Roman Sandoval, daughter, Maria Teodora Herrera, parents, Genero and Benita Madrid. She is survived by her children, Nellie Coca (Harry), Clorinda Abeyta, Henry Sandoval, George Sandoval, Porfirio Sandoval (Betty), Viola Sandoval, Susan Sandoval, Roman Sandoval (Dorothy) and Frances Mascarenas (Tico). She is also survived by 21 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren all of Taos. Rosary was recited on Wednesday, January 04, 2006. Funeral mass was held on Thursday, January 05, 2006. Both services were held at San Francisco de Asis Church.

Sandoval, Rita
Rita Sandoval age 65 died Saturday 9 June 1906 at dawn. Surviving is her son Candido Benavidez and his wife; 4 brothers and 1 sister.(name not listed). La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Sandoval, Timothy
Timothy (Tim) Sandoval passed away Sunday, July 11, 2004 into the waiting and loving arms of Our Heavenly Father. Tim was a loving and caring dad, son, brother, uncle, and friend. Tim was born July 12, 1949. He was preceded in death by his father, Joe B. Sandoval; brother, Danny Sandoval; brother-in-law, Daniel Carbajal. He is survived by his mother, Betty Sandoval; son, Richard Sandoval; and former wife, Carol Sandoval; brother, Claude Sandoval and wife, Cathy; four sisters, Ruth Nunez and husband, Henry, Dolores Algire and husband, John, Loretta Moreno and husband, Robert, Janis Carbajal; numerous nieces and nephews; and grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Tim was a Vietnam Veteran and meatcutter for many years. Tim spent the last few years in Taos, New Mexico, with his loving and loyal friend, Linda Martinez. Memorial Services are pending and will be announced at a later date. ABQ Journal July 14, 2004

Santillanes, Pablo
Pablo Santillanes died in Miera, NM.11 Jan 1909. No other information listed. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Santistevan, Anthony R.
Anthony R. Santistevan, 55, of La Loma died Thursday December 4, 2003. He was a descendent of one of the oldest families in Taos. He was a Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans. He was an avid outdoorsman and a lover of animals. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfonso and Marcelina Santistevan. He is survived by his sister, Ida Maestas and husband Eleuto of La Loma; and brothers, John Diego Santistevan and wife Yolanda of Buena Park, Calif., and Wilfred Santistevan and Larry Santistevan, both of Taos. A rosary will be recited at 7 tonight at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at the same church with burial to follow at Sierra Vista Cemetery. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home, Journal North December 5, 2003.

Santistevan, David E.
David E. Santistevan, 66, of Taos passed away on August 01, 2005. He was a loyal and longtime employee of the Moly Corp. Mine and retired after 33 years of service. He is preceded in death by his mother, Della Santistevan and wife, Susan Santistevan. He is survived by his children, Mark David Santistevan (Margarita) and Matthew Santistevan (Becky) all of California, Marty Santistevan (Joelyn) of Ranchos de Taos, Marietta Fambro (Jim) and Joseph Santistevan (Josefina Baca) all of Taos and David Antonio Santistevan (Sophia Romero) of Albuquerque. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren, brothers and sister, Cilfred Santistevan (Joann), Joe Santistevan (Donna) and Michelle McGinnis, numerous close relatives and friends.Rosary was recited on August 04, 2005 at Our Lady Guadalupe Catholic Church. Funeral mass was held on August 05, 2005 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church with interment to follow at Las Cruces Cemetery.

Santistevan, Doloritas
Doloritas Santistevan of Pina, NM died 11 July 1906 at 8:00 PM. She died of Hidropesia (Dropsy-Edema). Survived by 4 sons and 3 daughters. Only name listed Frank A. y Santistevan. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Santistevan, Ernesto Orlando
January 21, 2006 Ernesto Orlando Santistevan, 86, of Taos passed away on January 21, 2006 in Albuquerque. He retired as a line superintendent from Kit Carson Electric. He was a Army Veteran of WWII. He is survived by his children, Diana Santistevan of Santa Fe, NM, Peggy Santistevan, of Phoenix, AZ, Michael Paco Santistevan (Janet) of Grants, Carmen Singh (Tommy) of Sacramento, CA, brother and sisters Felix, Concha and Yvonne, stepchildren, John Adams (Carol) of Taos, Robin Adams of California, 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Rosary was recited on January 24, 2006 at Rivera Chapel. Funeral mass was held on January 25, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, interment followed with military honors at Las Cruces Cemetery.

Santistevan, Floyd
Floyd Santistevan age 75, resident of Taos,NM. He was a former Teacher and Taos County Schools Superindent and State Senator. He is survived by his wife Daphne Santistevan; Sons Roberto, Jimmy and Fred Santistevan; Daughters Mrs. Lorraine Slocum, Mrs. Jack (Helen) Anderson, Mrs. John (Bella) Wheeler, Mrs. Pat (Anna) Riggieri, Mrs. Robert (Amanda) Sena and Mrs. Ted (Anita) Schinler. Taos News July 18,1968 1. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Santistevan, Fred E.
Fred E. Santistevan, of Santa Fe, passed away on Sunday, August 6, 2000, at the age of 76. He was born in Taos, NM, on June 30, 1924, to Fred and Manuela Santistevan. After the untimely death of his parents, he and his four sisters joined the family of their paternal uncle, Floyd Santistevan and his wife, Daphne. Fred resided in Taos until the early 1970's. He then became a resident of Santa Fe. For the last ten years"Casa Real" has been his home. His family wishes to express their thanks and gratitude to everyone at"The Casa" for all the loving care and kindness they gave Fred. Fred is survived by six sisters, Arabella Gonzales of Santa Fe, Lorraine Slocum and Amada Sena of California, Marian Miller, Helen Anderson and Ana Rizzieri (Patrick) of Albuquerque; one brother, Robert Santistevan of Aztec; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will begin on Tuesday, August 8, 6:00 p.m., at Berardinelli Family Chapel where a rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 9, 9:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment will take place at Sierra Vista Cemetery in Taos, NM, following the Funeral Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Muscular Dystrophy Association, 6733 Academy Rd. NE, Suite D 1, Albuquerque, NM 87109. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, 1399 Luisa, Santa Fe, 984-8600.    ABQ Journal August 08, 2000

Santistevan, Gilbert M.
Gilbert M. Santistevan, 35, of Taos passed away on December 14, 2007. He is preceded in death by his brother; Henry Santistevan Jr.. He is survived by his parents, Henry M. and Frances M. Santistevan, brother, Rick Santistevan (Yvette), nephew, Garret Santistevan, nieces, Lauren and Megan Santistevan. Rosary will be recited on Monday, December 17, 2007 at 7 PM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at 11 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church with interment to follow at the Pacheco Cemetery.

Santistevan, Guillermo
February 24, 2006 Guillermo Santistevan ,87, passed away on February 24, 2006. He owned and operated Santistevan Auto Repair Shop. He was preceded in death by his wife Eutilia Santistevan, sisters, Feloniz Abeyta, Candelaria Romero, Viola Chacon along with his brother Roy Santistevan. He is survived by his children, Carlos Santistevan (Mary Frances) of Albuquerque, Robert R. Santistevan (Dee) of Albuquerque, David Santistevan (Teddie) of Ranchos de Taos, his sisters, Odilia Trujillo, Selina Trujillo (Jose), his brother Roy Santistevan (Ester), 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Rosary was recited on Sunday, February 26, 2006 at San Francisco de Asis in Ranchos de Taos. Funeral mass will be held on Monday, February 27, 2006 at 11 AM, at San Francisco de Asis.

Santistevan, Jesus Mrs.
Colorado Weekly Chieftain 3-1-1877 Taos, New Mexico On the 6th of this month, ( 6 Feb 1877) Jesus Santistevan brutally murdered his wife. He had been living separated from her and wanted to be divorced so he could marry another woman. His wife had borne him eight children. On the day of the murder he skulked into the house and hid in some part of it and waited until a convenient opportunity occurred for him to perpetrate his foul purpose. He shot her then kicked her in a most brutal manner. She lived for three days after the assault. He escaped and is still at large. It is said that the sheriff went down to his mother's house, where he then was, to arrest him. He was shown the room in which he was but the sister of the murdered, seeing the sheriff, shut the door in his face, and he thereupon returned without his man.

Santistevan, Juan
Obituary. Don Juan Santistevan Following the announcement in our final edition, at 8:00 in the morning, Friday, the 21st of August, 1908, there ceased to exist in his home and after a long illness of many months duration, Don Juan Santistevan, a genuine personality, known and appreciated by all. This then is a tribute of gratitude to his memory. At the time that he went, he was one of the Hispanic-Americans that in better times was known as a major dignitary of his race and of this town, whose name is still known nationally and honors the sons of New Mexico and in particular the valley of Taos, the place of his grand business enterprises and of his political influence that constitutes an example of the political champion of the section of the country. His life and his biography: Don Juan Santistevan was born in Truchas, New Mexico, on the 6th day of January 1833, counting the time of his death, 75 years, 7 months, and 16 days. He was the son of Jose Manuel Santistevan and Rosalia Medina de Santistevan. In 1840 the family moved from Truchas to Taos, where they had their residence in the now known place up until today as La Loma, and they acquired the life of modest carpenters, and much later they dedicated their lives to agriculture. Don Jose Manuel Santistevan died on the 17th day of March 1852, and his spouse Rosalia died in 1879. The life of Don Juan Santistevan deserves extreme merit, when born of a very humble family and many limited advantages of education, owing to his activeness, his place in a public position in the financial world that he built. There 15 or more years he passed as one of the principal merchants and bankers in the commercial world of the United States and whose name figured for many years in the commercial directories of the time, being one of the principal men of business in the southwest of the United States. His educational privileges consisted simply of two terms of attendance in the public schools of this plaza, but this persistence, experience and activity put him in an excellent path of a business education which he conducted both in the English language and in Spanish. From the age of 15 years he looked for a fully independent life, getting a job as a messenger at the store of Smithtown, and much later as an employee of the store Wooton & Williams, with whom he remained until the fall of 1852. All of his salary he gave to his parents with the exception of $200.00, which he saved, and he bought a piece of land on this plaza. During the fall of 1852 until the summer of 1853, he was a sales clerk of Solomon Beuthner and immediately secured a position in the store of Pedro Joseph, the same place where the family of the deceased Santistevan live to this day. In another time, this place was the store and bank of Juan Santistevan. His patron, Joseph, died in 1862, the same year Don Juan Santistevan together with Kit Carson occupied it for arranging the business of the state. During the time he was employed in the store of Joseph, Don Juan saved the sum of $1100, and with that money he started a business of buying wool and freighting it to St. Louis, Missouri, which transactions produced much increase of capital. After, he entered into business with his friends, Mr. Goodman and Mr. Freidman, and much later established a business under the name of Santistevan, St. Vrain, and Hurst, in which Santistevan entered with $800.00, St. Vrain $4000.00, and Mr. Hurst $1000.00. In 1869, the company was dissolved and the capital divided. Santistevan continued the business alone from that date, and in 1881 he made a connection with his business and a small private bank with capital of $50,000 and his signature. In that time, he was one of the most financially respected persons in New Mexico and his patronage was the most extensive in all of northern New Mexico. With his financial conditions were also at that time having excellent credit and besides his business and bank, and upwards of 20,000 head of sheep and more and was figured as the richest man and most accommodated man in all of northern New Mexico. In his political life, he was nationally famous in the Republican Party and he was for many years a guide and champion of said Party in this County of Taos, whose word of Don Juan Santistevan was law. He was then honored by popular vote of his county into various political offices. He was probate judge for two consecutive terms, a county commissioner for one term, the president director of the schools for two terms, the legislative representative of New Mexico for a term, and Senator for another term, and for three terms took the census of the United States, one in the central district, and two in the county, and was also the administrator of the mail of this plaza for 14 consecutive years. In all these positions he occupied, he contributed much to the advancement and evolution not only of the County of Taos but also of the Territory. His name was of national fame and is permanently engraved in the history of New Mexico as one of the preferred sons that gave much honor to the Mexican race and to this territory for having promoted the best interests of this community. His wife, Justa Sandoval, was a native of this valley. She died the 6th of April 1894 and with that date Don Juan received the greatest disappointment of his life. He lived beside his daughters until the day of his death. However, perhaps, the sign of each man has been designated for each creature by the heavens. Perhaps a fault in the resolution of supporting the weight of life, always sad and in human pain. Perhaps the damned betrayal by other men to a nurtured and noble spirit that we have inherited as Latins by the sagacious impulse of a many faceted and strong race like the Saxons when shown that the circumstances of nations made our contact with theirs. Perhaps too much confidence in the conducing of business, or perhaps a small slip of will, disposition, or energy in supreme moments in coming up against the contrasts that the highway of life presents us. This was enough to ruin forever the fortune, the name, and the influence with which, after many long years of assiduous, tenacious and constant work, could give to Don Juan Santistevan, when here on Jun 2, 1902, he found himself obligated and (it was suggested to him) to assign one by one his goods and his properties, given the fact that in a given moment all of his accounts were presented to him and he could not in that moment realize or collect the ones owing to him. In spite of the fact that capital that existed in goods, property, livestock, etc., amounted to much more than all he owed. However, as happens in such cases, everything went in the turnover of the estate and, as it is natural, the goods, livestock and properties of great value were sold at auction to the highest bidder such that in another time would have constituted a considerable fortune. And yet from this estate was paid almost dollar for dollar, and although at a sacrifice of his own family, his good faith and intention caused his ruin. It was these business transactions that the time competence was shown in the country, and although some people who do not understand the interworkings of business and of commercial people believe that Don Juan Santistevan at that time made a fortune, it is a completely absurd and the most great falsity that only those who don¹t understand the substance of business believe. Don Juan, although he did not live in his final years in misery or complete unhappiness living with his daughters and sons-in-law, he was financially ruined and many times with being able to effectively provide other than what was necessary. Don Juan upon assigning his goods labored with too much good faith and he bowed before the dream of his influence and his past triumphs. In other words, in those moments the spirit that the children of Israel have, all Latins are lacking in. His funeral. On account of waiting for the arrival of Don Donaciano Cordova and the grandchildren of the deceased, the funeral rights took place on Monday in the Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, here, at 9:00 A.M. The body was transported and attended by the Reverend Padre Jose Giraud, at the house of the deceased and the said parish and from there to the American Cemetery. At said funeral there manifested high appreciation and respect that the deceased deserved, when following the coffin there were present people from numerous parts of the country and especially for here in the center, Ranchos de Taos, Arroyo Seco, and Arroyo Hondo, which made day in Taos a day of mourning. In the results of his marriage, Don Juan Santistevan, had seven daughters and one son, but one of his daughters, Virginia, the late wife of Don Agapito Martinez, died some years ago, and his only son died in infancy. His daughter, Jacinta, wife of the deceased of Maximiamo Romero, also died some years ago. Leaving today to cry his sad separation from this world are his five daughters, those of which are Rafaelita, wife of Don Manuel Pacheco; Perfecta, Cirila, Margarita, wife of Don Donaciano Cordova, and Victoriana, wife of Don Bernabe Gonzales. Leaving in addition a sister, Dona Cruz Santistevan, and two brothers, Jesus and Ignacio Santistevan who live on La Loma, and a great number of granddaughters and sons, great grandchildren and relatives. The deceased received before his death all the last rites of the Catholic Church. This small sketch of one of our better citizens of this valley and whom we believed a credit to the press of Taos, the only thing left for us to do is to offer the relatives of the deceased our sincere phrases of condolences and with whom "La Revista de Taos" sympathizes in this hour of sorrow. La Revista de Taos, 28 Aug 1908.

Santistevan, Leo J.
May 24, 2006 Leo J. Santistevan, 72, of San Cristobal passed away on May 24, 2006. He is preceded in death by his wife, Connie Santistevan, parents Ruben and Delia Santistevan, brothers, David, Jimmy and Toby Santistevan and sister, Evelyn Medina. He is survived by his children, Johnny Santistevan of Salt Lake City UT, Leo Santistevan, Jr. of Taos, Arnold Santistevan of Albuquerque, 5 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, brothers, Ruben and Henry Santistevan, sisters, Gloria Alaniz, Elsie Griego, Angie Santistevan and close friends Merlin and Virginia Valencia, Dale and Rose Martinez and Marsha Martinez, numerous nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Rosary was recited on Sunday, May 28, 2006. Funeral mass was held on Monday, May 29, 2006. Both services were held at San Cristobal Catholic Church. Interment was held at San Cristobal Cemetery.

Santistevan, Matthew John
Matthew John Santistevan, 46, of Woodland, California and formerly of Taos passed away on April 29, 2006. He is preceded in death by his parents, Susan and David E. Santistevan and father in law, Jay Chapyak. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Santistevan, children, Samuel and Caitlyn Santistevan. He is also survived by brothers and sisters, Mark David Santistevan (Margarita) of La Mirada, CA, Martin Santistevan (Joelyn) of Ranchos de Taos, Marietta Fambro (Jim) of Taos, Joseph Santistevan of Taos, David A. Santistevan of Albuquerque, Marisol Maestas of Taos, mother in law, Katie Chapyak of Los Alamos, sister in law, Debbie Chapyak of Woodland, CA, grandmother, Eva M. Cortes, numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives. Rosary was recited on May 03, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Funeral mass wsd held on May 04, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Interment was held at Las Cruces Cemetery.

Santistevan, Nicanor
Nicanor Santistevan age 54 years, 8 months and 28 days died 8 Oct 1907. He lived in Costilla,NM until 1885 when he located to Torres, Colo. For the rest of his life except for the last 3 months when he returned to Costilla, NM his birth place. Survived by R...al (not legible) Archuleta, 2 sons and 2 daughter.(names not listed). La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Santistevan, Pascuala
Pascuala Santistevan age 92 died 29 March 1905 3:00 Am at her residence in Taos, NM. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Santistevan, Patrick Cruz
Deacon Patrick Cruz, 70, left his family and friends early on Saturday, November 20, 2004 to be with our Lord. He passed away peacefully in his home with his wife, daughter, and granddaughters at his side. Patrick was born February 6, 1934 in Taos, New Mexico. Patrick survived his parents Jose Cruz and Francesquita Santistevan, brother Robert Mossman, sister Terecina Santistevan, and beloved son Ted Leroy Santistevan. Patrick was survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Priscilla Mary Santistevan, his son Robert Santistevan and wife Deborah, his daughter Dolores Santistevan-Lopez and husband James, and his son Vincent Santistevan and wife MaryAnn, his grandchildren; Michelle Salazar, Sarah Salazar, Calvin Santistevan, and Stephanie Dorso, his siblings Julian Duran and wife Ida, Armando Santistevan and wife Irene, Mabel Rich, Alice Sosa and husband Manuel. Deacon Patrick also leaves behind numerous cousins, nephews, nieces and his best friend Sam. Deacon Patrick's career began in 1952 at the Tooele Ordinance Depot. In 1956, he moved to Albuquerque and began his work with the Bureau of Reclamation, as a Surveying Tech. He worked with the Forest Service at the Regional Office where he became Chief of Mapping Surveys and a Professional Cartographer. In 1979, he worked for the Bureau of Land Management where he was in charge of Oil and Gas leases in Oklahoma and Texas. He retired from the Federal Government in 1985. Deacon Patrick was a Cursillista and was assigned by Archbishop Sanchez to Santuario de San Martin Church where he served as a Deacon for 16 years. He was later assigned to St. Edwin's Church in September of 2003 by Archbishop Michael Sheehan where he has been a faithful servant until the present time. Deacon Patrick served as Spiritual Director for the Legion of Mary and was an Assistant Friar for the Knights of Columbus. Deacon Patrick's special ministry was Baptizing children and Chaplain for the Police Department. After retirement, Deacon Patrick worked for Albuquerque Surveying Company and AG Gardner Engineering Company for several years. A Rosary will be recited on Monday, November 22, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. at Santuario de San Martin Parish. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 23, 2004 at 11 :00am at St. Edwin's Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by: Direct Funeral Services 2919 4th St. NW Alb. NM 505-343-8008. ABQ Journal Mon November 22, 2004

Santistevan, son
Feb 1909 10 year old son (Date and name not listed) of Isidoro Santisevan of La Loma, Taos, NM died when he was kicked by a horse in the stomach. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Scheutz, Gottfreid R.
Gottfreid R. Scheutz age 79. Resident of Taos,NM. Native of Lucerne, Switzerland. died Sunday At Embudo Hospital Embudo, NM. Survivors his wife Helena Scheutz a son Gottfried A. and daughter Martha and grandson Michael. Taos News Oct 17, 1968 2. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

St. Vrain, Ceran
Santa Fe Daily New Mexican, Oct 29, 1870 - Col. Ceran St. Vrain - We received, this morning, by telegraph, from Fort Union the painful intelligence, that Col. Ceran St. Vrain, of Mora, departed this life at six o'clock last night. Col. St. Vrain came to New Mexico more than forty years ago, and has been one of her most highly respected and influential citizens ever since. Possessed of good education, fine natural abilities, and the highest style of courtesy, and very great energy and enterprise, he at once engaged in merchandizing and manufacturing, by the legitimate profits of which he has accumulated a handsome property. His upright dealing, fairmindedness, and courteous treatment of all with whom he came in contact, won him hosts of friends, who will sincerely sorrow at his death. Every enterprise, looking to the improvement of the country, received willing and earnest support and sympathy from him, and many hundreds of honest poor men have been by him furnished with the means to start again, and repair the misfortunes of the past. In every part of the Territory there are men who will feel that in the death of Col. St. Vrain not only has the country lost one of its best citizens, but they have lost one of their truest and noblest personal friends. To the friends of the deceased we tender our sincerest condolence, and commend his virtues and enterprise to the immitation of his thousands of acquaintances in the Territory.

Scahill, James
James Scahill, 80, of Angel Fire and previously of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Kansas City, Missouri passed away October 10 in Taos, New Mexico. James was a Navy veteran of WWII. He served as dive bomber pilot with the Bomber Group #11 in the Pacific Campaign. He retired in 1982 as a pilot from TWA Airlines. he was preceded in death by his wife Mary Josephine Scahill; and brother George Edward Scahill. He is survived by his children, Jim Scahill of Independence, Missouri, Mike Scahill (Ann Marie of Lenexa, Kansas, Ed Scahill of Independence, Missouri, Dan Scahill (Linda) of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Susan Kaelin of Shelton, Connecticut, Mary Freas (Chuck) of Amarillo, Texas, Patrick Scahill of Angel Fire, New Mexico and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, October 16, 2002 at 10 a.m. at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church in Ranchos de Taos. Interment with full military honors will be at 1 p.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home, Taos, New Mexico 505-758-3841. ABQJournal October 14, 2002

Schneider, Anna
October 2, 2005 Anna Schneider died October 3 , 2005. She was born February 12, 1918 near Munich, Germany. She lived many years in Taos. She is survived by her sons, Werner Duettra and Joseph Duettra, Werner's three sons, Andy, Michael and Peter, Joseph's son, Jeremy, 4 great grandchildren and her younger sister Martha Scheyco from Wisconsin. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home.

Schuetz, Gottfried A.
Gottfried A. "Godie" Schuetz passed away peacefully at his sister Martha's home in Taos, NM on June 30, 2008. He was born in Lucerne, Switzerland on September 27, 1920 to Gottfried A. Schuetz, Sr. and Helena Schuetz. His mother and sister immigrated to the U.S.A. in 1946, and two years later he joined and reunited with his family in New Glarus, WI, where Gottfried, Sr. owned and operated a cheese factory. The reunion was a special occasion. Godie's mother and sister, Martha, also operated a restaurant in New Glarus, WI, where Godie became a helping hand. During World War II, Godie served as a lieutenant in the Swiss Mountain Patrol Division. Prior to the war, he attended the University in Zurich, Switzerland, and Stockholm, Sweden. He studied public relations, social studies, and economics. His love for the outdoors led him to Lake Tahoe, California, where he fulfilled his dream to be a ski instructor, and then followed his career in Utah, Colorado, and finally in New Mexico. Ernie Blake, owner of Taos Ski Valley, offered him the prestigious position as a ski instructor, which lasted more that 35 years. Godie owned and operated the famous Casa Cordova Restaurant for 26 years in Arroyo Seco, NM. He was a perfect host, proud of his staff, and also gave a helping hand, if needed. He had a great ability to entertain people, such as yodeling, singing, and foremost for telling great stories about fishing and hunting. He had a great sense of humor. His Swiss tradition never left his heart, he always loved his old country, especially the likes of music, food, cheese fondue, and mountains. In his youthful days, climbing was also a passion, and he conquered the great Matterhorn several times. His love for nature took him many wandering hours through the woods, in search of wild mushrooms so he could share his finding with his friends. For the past 10 years, he introduced and took pride preparing Swiss cheese fondue at the Bavarian Lodge in Taos Ski Valley, where the cliental enjoyed in partaking with song and yodeling. Trading Post Cafe and Down Town Bistro in Taos always greeted him with open arms, made him feel at home, conversed with the owners, Renee Mettler and Marco Barbitta, in his native language. Life for Godie was a happy and fulfilling journey. Godie's generosity was well known among his friends and strangers. He was a member of the Lions Club, and served a short period of time on the Planning and Zoning Commission of Taos. He was fortunate to be blessed by God with good health and many friends, always doing what he wanted and enjoying his family and friends. Godie is preceded in death by his parents, Gottfried, Sr. and Helena Schuetz. He is survived by his sister, Martha Schuetz of Taos, NM; stepson, Michael Gammon Schuetz, of Albuquerque, NM; granddaughter, Heather Schuetz of Reno, Nevada; numerous relatives in Switzerland; and loyal and devoted friends in this country. He will be missed dearly for his great smile and twinkling blue eyes and great heart. Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, in Taos, NM, on July 12, 2008 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Child Rite, Inc., P.O. Box 1448, Taos, NM 87571 or Mountain Home Health Care and Hospice, P.O. Box 2566, Taos, NM 87571. Arrangements by Rivera Family Mortuaries.    ABQJournal July 08, 2008

Schoenfeld, Mary E.
Mary E. Schoenfeld, a former resident of Albuquerque, died October 5, 2004 in Durango, CO at the age of 82. Mary was born in Durham, NC on July 22, 1922 to Frank and Wilhelmina Upchurch. She received her bachelor of music degree from Rollins College at Winter Park, FL. After marrying Morton G. Schoenfeld, they moved to Albuquerque in the early 1940s where she was involved with the music community of New Mexico, performing at numerous concerts and teaching children over the years. In 1970 she moved to Taos, NM where she taught music in the outlying schools for 25 years. She was preceeded in death by her daughter, Susan Schoenfeld; and granddaughter, Rachel Light. Mary is survived by her daughter, Jane Schold of Durango; two sons, Jerry Schoenfeld of Pahrump, NV, David Schoenfeld of Albuquerque; six Grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. ABQ Journal October 10, 2004

Scrivner, Gerald L.
Gerald L. Scrivner was born June 24, 1920 in Tatum, NM and died Sunday, April 23, 2006 in Albuquerque, NM. He was preceded in death by three wives, Helen Brinkman, Candis Curfman, and Helen Nolan; two children, Margaret and William; his parents, Clarence and Pearl Scrivner; and five siblings. Gerald is survived by his daughter, Barbara Seaton and husband, Terry; son, John Scrivner and wife, Victoria; daughter-in-law, Dorothy Scrivner; son-in-law, Dan Morrison; step-daughters, Candis Ann Darken and husband, Byron and Christine Parker; four grandchildren; three siblings, WC, Maleta, and Alvin Scrivner; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was a construction superintendent for Rutherford Construction Co. and for Summit Construction Co. Gerald was a master carpenter and fashioned many pieces of furniture including portions for the interior of Eastern Hills Baptist and Hoffmantown Churches. He loved the woods and hunting, fishing and being outdoors. Gerald was an active member of the Baptist Church and was most recently a member of the First Baptist Church in Taos, NM. He was an honest, generous, and hard working man who helped many people in times of need. Services will be held Thursday, April 27, 2006, 11:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel with Pastor James Nickell officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 624 Menaul Blvd. NE. Friends may visit at French Mortuary on Wednesday, April 26, 2006, from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to a charity of your choice. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd., NE (505) 823-9400 ABQ Journal Wed April 26, 2006

Segura, Emmie Garcia
Emmie Garcia Segura, of Albuquerque and Taos, died peacefully at her Albuquerque home on Wednesday, October 15, 2008. She was born in Ranchos de Taos, NM on Saturday, October 14, 1916 to Juan J. Garcia and Bernardita M. Leyba. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph A. Segura; brothers, Manuel Garcia, Dr. Estaquio Garcia, John Garcia, Uvaldo Duran, Joe Duran and sisters, Maggie G. Cruz, Fillie G. Gray and Vivian G. Quintana. Emmie is survived by her daughter, Henrietta Roudabush; sons, Evan Segura and Marty Segura; grandsons, Brian and Charles Roudabush; great grandchildren, Donovan, Christian, Brianna, Cicely and Alec Roudabush, all of California; sister Elvira Cobos and husband, Ruben Cobos of Albuquerque; nephew, Ruben Cobos Jr.; nieces, Ruby Quintana and family of Rio Rancho, Yolanda Padilla and family of Taos, Dr. Renee Cobos and family of California, Dr. Francine G. Holcomb and family of California, Olga Quintana Anson and family of Colorado Springs, and many more nephews and nieces. She was a 1934 graduate of the Harwood Girl School in Albuquerque and operated a successful hair salon in Espanola before marrying her husband. During World War II she worked at Sandia National Labs and at Douglas Aircraft Company in Santa Monica, California. While her husband served in the US Air Force, Emmie and her family lived in Manila, Philippines and Tokyo, Japan. During the 1970's, while her husband worked for Northrop-Grumman, Emmie lived in Isfahan, Iran. Emmie fondly recalled numerous stories and adventures from her worldly travels. After returning to New Mexico, Emmie worked for the state of New Mexico for 16 years and retired as a Social Worker. She maintained homes in Ranchos de Taos and Albuquerque. She will truly be missed by family, friends and all who knew her. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 4200 Lomas Blvd NE, at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 28, 2008. Interment will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333    ABQJournal October 26, 2008

Seim, Norman J.
Norman J. Seim, III, 50, died Tuesday evening, November 3, 1998 at Lovelace Hospital after a long battle with Muscular Dystrophy. Chips, as he was affectionately known by family and friends, was born in Bethlehem, PA while his father was attending Lehigh University. After growing up in Texas, Norman served briefly in the U.S. Army. After the death of his mother, the family moved to Taos in 1976, where they owned and operated a country inn for four years. In 1979, the family moved to Santa Fe, where they were active at 1st Presbyterian Church. After 12 years in Santa Fe, the family moved to Albuquerque in 1991, where again, Chips and his family became members of Immanuel Presbyterian Church. Norman is survived by his parents, Norm and Marcia Seim; his brother, Russell Seim; and his aunt and uncle, Barbara and Mark Campbell of Dallas; as well as numerous cousins. He was preceded in death recently by his beloved uncle, Rudd G. Seim. A Memorial service for Norman is scheduled for Monday, November 9, 2:00 p.m., at Immanuel Presbyterian Church at Carlisle and Central. A reception for friends follows at the church. In lieu of flowers, those who are interested are invited to make donations to the Immanuel Presbyterian Church Elevator Fund. Cremation arrangements are in the care of Sunrise Society, (891-8200).  ABQ Journal Fri November 06, 1998

Seim, Russell D.
Russell D. Seim, 43, died Sunday morning, April 23, at Lovelace Hospital after a long battle with Muscular Dystrophy. Rusty, as he was affectionately known by family and friends, was born in Houston, Texas. After the death of his mother, the family moved to Taos in 1976, where they owned and operated a Country Inn for four years. Rusty worked at the Inn until the onslaught of Muscular Dystrophy which limited his physical ability for the balance of his life. Subsequent to Taos, Rusty lived with his family in Santa Fe for 12 years and the rest of his life in Albuquerque. A lifelong Presbyterian, Rusty, his brother, Norman III and father, Norm, joined Immanuel Presbyterian Church in 1991. Rusty is survived by his parents, Norm and Marcia Seim; an aunt and uncle, Barbara and Mark Campbell of Dallas; and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his brother, Norman III; and his uncle, Rudd G. Seim. He had a host of friends who knew him as a kind and loyal person to all he encountered. A Memorial service for Russell was held Tuesday, April 25 at 2:00 p.m., at Immanuel Presbyterian Church at Carlisle and Central. A reception for friends folloABQ Journalat the church. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appropriate to the Immanuel Presbyterian Church Elevator Fund. Sunrise Society is serving the family of Mr. Seim, (891-8200). ABQ Journal April 26, 2000

Sena, Francisco
Francisco Sena of Costilla, NM died at home 29 April 1909 Native of Santa Fe, NM he moved to Costilla, NM in 1871. He served in the military. Was elected and served several terms as Justice of the Peace for precinct no. 12 Taos County, NM. Survived by wife Rosario Sena 2 sons and 2 daughters names not listed. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Sena, Luis Gabriel Jr.
Luis Gabriel Sena Jr., 49, of Questa passed away on May 03, 2006. He was crew boss firefighter with the U.S. Forest Service and lift operator at Red River Ski Area. He is preceded in death by his parents, Luis and Ricarda Sena, grandparents, Abelino and Rita Sena, grandfather, Melquiades Sena. He is survived by his wife, Flora Sena, daughters, Louisa and Monique Sena, stepdaughter, Trish Hurst, four grandchildren, sisters, Lorraine Garcia (Gilbert), Virginia Rael (Cleve), Marie Cisneros (John), Janet Garcia (Lloyd) all of Questa, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Rosary was recited on , May 05, 2006 at Rivera Chapel. Funeral mass was held on May 06, 2006 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Questa. Interment followed at El Pueblito Cemetery.

Senescu, Alexander
Alexander Senescu, age 56, died suddenly Christmas Day. He was born in New York City and moved with his family to Albuquerque in 1964. He graduated from Highland High School and attended North Texas State University in Denton. Alex was a talented guitarist and had a life-long passion for music. He is survived by his mother, Betty Senescu; and brother, Alan Senescu, both of Albuquerque; and a sister, Cobey Senescu of Taos. He was predeceased in death by his father, Robert Alan Senescu. The family asks that Alex's many friends keep him alive in their hearts and memories. Friends are invited to gather for a celebration of his life on Friday, January 2, 2009, from 5 to 7 p.m., at The Tennis Club of Albuquerque, 2901 Indian School Rd., N.E. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to a favorite charity. Cremation took place at Direct Funeral Services. ABQ Journal December 28, 2008

Sennett, Gussie
Gussie Sennett, 91, of Taos passed away on November 29, 2005. She was born in Chicago, IL and raised two daughters, Barbara Gilkey of Central Point, Oregon and Sara Senet of Mora, NM. She was a classical pianist and gardener and head of the Los Angeles Mandolin Orchestra. Gussie was a political activist and a women's libber. She had a great sense of humor and was loved by many. A private memorial service will be held at a future date. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home.

Sequist, Victoria
Victoria Sequist, 65, a resident of Rio Rancho for the past 15 years, passed away on Saturday, October 25, 2008. Victoria was born December 29, 1942 the daughter of Onesimo and Manuelita Romero Cordova in Taos Pueblo, NM. She was a member of the Taos Pueblo tribe. Victoria was an avid reader, gardener, did arts and crafts (pottery and crochet), enjoyed traveling, and had a special love for her grandchildren. Victoria is survived by her husband of over 38 years, Jack Sequist; five children, James Weahkee, Stephanie Macapagal, Dion Weahkee, Kimberly Sequist and husband Frank Maestas all of Rio Rancho, and Dr. Thomas Sequist and wife Dr. Lecia Sequist of Boston, MA; seven grandchildren, Victoria Macapagal, Tina Macapagal, Kaitlyn Sequist, Christopher Maestas, Jackson Sequist, Gabriel Sequist, and Kassandra Weahkee; brothers and sisters, Beatrice Lujan and husband Vincent of Taos, NM, Jerry Cordova and wife Lorraine Edmo of Washington, DC, Mary Billy of Rio Rancho, NM, James Cordova, Joseph Cordova, and Miriam Cordova, all of Albuquerque, NM; and numerous nieces and nephews. The Visitation for Victoria will be held today, Tuesday, October 28, 2008 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., with the Rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services, Sara Rd. at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 10:30 a.m., at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 1502 Sara Rd., Rio Rancho, folloABQ Journalby interment in Vista Verde Memorial Park, Rio Rancho. It has been suggested that memorial contributions be made in Victoria's name to the Vista Care Hospice, 5639 Jefferson St. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. Arrangements are entrusted to Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Road SE Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124 (505) 892-9920 ABQ Journal October 28, 2008

Serrano, Alberto Santos
Alberto Santos "Serri" Serrano, age 48, passed away unexpectedly June 18 at the Guadalupe County Hospital. Albert was born November 1, 1952 in Santa Rosa, NM to the home of Charles H. and Angela Gerhardt Serrano. Albert attended St. Rose Catholic School and graduated from Santa Rosa High School in 1970. Immediately after graduation Albert went to work with the New Mexico State Highway Department until 1988 and then went to work for the Truck Stops of America for four years. He was currently employed with the City of Santa Rosa. Albert was a member of St. Rose of Lima Church. He enjoyed playing pool, reading, working on cars and fishing. Albert is preceded in death by his nephew, Francisco Delgado and his grandparents. Survivors include his parents, Charles and Angela Serrano of Santa Rosa; his son, Jason Serrano and wife, Jeatonne of Edgewood; his daughter, Adina Chavez of Clovis; grandchildren, Erin and Shaelynn Serrano of Edgewood. Also surviving are his brothers and sisters, Bertille Serrano Delgado of Santa Fe, Charlene Serrano Urban of Las Vegas, NM, Darlene Bonney and husband, Leroy of Santa Rosa, Enrico Serrano and wife, Lucille of Milagro, NM, Joe Serrano and wife, Barbara of Santa Rosa, Gwendolyn Serrano of Santa Rosa, Hilario Serrano and wife, Lori of Taos, Ian John Serrano and wife, Yolanda of Santa Rosa, Jorge Serrano and wife, Michelle of Santa Rosa; numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and a host of relatives and friends. Rosary Services will be held on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. from St. Rose of Lima Church in Santa Rosa. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. also from St. Rose Church with Father Stephen Schultz officiating. All services are entrusted to the Chavez Funeral Home, 923 South 3rd St., Santa Rosa, NM (505) 472-3369  ABQ Journal Thu June 21, 2001

Shaffer, Anita C.
Anita C. Shaffer, a resident of Albuquerque, died early Monday morning, June 9, 2003 at Albuquerque Regional Medical Center. She was 78. Anita was born on March 23, 1925 to Marion Curry and Nicholas DeLuccia in Newark, New Jersey. She grew up in Newark, then went on to live in Florida, Washington, and also Taos, New Mexico. Anita worked as an airline stewardess for Macki Airlines for many years, and then went on to work as a bookkeeper for several companies. Recently she worked in various jewelry retail stores in Old Town, Sandia Pueblo and downtown shops. Anita is survived by her daughter, Stacey of Rio Rancho; her sister, Delores Young of Aberdeen, WA; precious granddaughter, Jordan; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of very special friends. There will be a private Memorial Service for the family in Taos, New Mexico on Friday, June 13, 2003. Services under the care of: Sunrise Funeral Options 2400 Southern Blvd. Rio Rancho, NM (505) 891-9192 ABQJournal June 11, 2003

Sharfin, Roy
Roy Sharfin, 65, of San Cristobal passed away on June 18, 2008. He was a longtime Taos Dentist and fifth grade teacher at Enos Garcia Elementary School. He is survived by his wife Sharon; sons, Peter Sharfin (Cynthia), of San Cristobal, John Sharfin (Antoinette) of Kona, HI; brother, Paul Sharfin (Myra) of Columbus, OH. A Memorial gathering in honor and Celebration of his Life will be held on Sunday, June 22, 2008 at 3 p.m., at St. James Episcopal Church parish hall in Taos. Arrangements by Rivera Family Mortuaries. ABQJournal June 20, 2008

Shaw, Frank
Frank Shaw, 73, passed away October 25, 2006 at his residence. He was born in New York City in 1932. He was a graduate of Syracuse University and taught English there as well. Frank was a veteran of the Korean War. He realized his dream of being in the entertainment industry, first as an actor in the movie "The Producers," then as a standup comic with 11 appearances on the Johnny Carson Show. He became a writer and producer with more than 750 hours of television credits, for Dick VanDyke, Bill Cosby, Glen Campbell and many others. In 1979 he cowrote the Frisco Kid staring Gene Wilder, and Harrison Ford. The next year Frank retired and moved from Hollywood to Taos, N.M. and in 1992 he moved to Wilmington, N.C. He was a loving husband and devoted partner for 31 years. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Shaw of Wilmington; and a son Daniel Rosenthal of St. Louis, Mo.

Shaw, Shannon J.
Shannon J. Shaw passed to eternal rest on Monday, August 31, 2009 at his home in Corrales, surrounded by his family. Shannon was born March 25, 1961 in Garden Grove, California to Evy (Diamond) and the late Morton Shaw. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, David B. and Fanette Stern, and Max and Millie Shaw. Married to Christine Marie Ozoskey in Taos in 1987, Shannon and Christine are the proud parents of Jacob, age 18, and Marlena 16. Jake is beginning his first year of college at Central New Mexico University; and Marlena is an honor student at Cibola High School where she plays Volleyball and is active in student government. Jacob earned the award of Eagle Scout and one of his father's happiest moments was Jake's Court of Honor in May, the night before his graduation from Cibola High School where he played varsity soccer. An AYSO certified soccer coach and referee, Shannon devoted his life to his children in sports activities, scouting, and school work. He was a devoted husband who loved to come home for lunch and dinner every day from his first job with the BLM in Carlsbad. The family home is a place of peace, joy and nurturing. Shannon got the oil field in his blood working as a mudlogger. He attended Texas Tech and graduated from New Mexico Tech with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering, after graduating from Carlsbad High School in 1979. Shannon's first professional job was with the BLM in Carlsbad where mentored by many fine people including Cecilia (Baby) Wigley, Linda Rundell, Tony Harrell, Dave Perini (his high school football coach), and Joe Leyva. He transferred to the Mineral Management Service in Camarillo, California in 1996 and protected the Federal interest in offshore platform oil and gas production from Long Beach to Santa Barbara. In 2007, Shannon rejoined his first love, the BLM, in Santa Fe as Supervising Petroleum Engineer with duties in New Mexico, Texas, Kansas, and Oklahoma. He was thankful to be able to return to his beloved New Mexico and to work with his team of Linda Rundell and Tony Harrell. All of Shannon's teammates at the BLM and MMS are Honorary Pallbearers. Shannon leaves his beautiful wife, Christine, and children, Jacob and Marlena of Corrales; his mother and step-father, Evy and Jeff Diamond of Carlsbad; step-mother Dolly Shaw of Balboa, CA; and brother, Max Robert Shaw of Orange, CA. Jewish services will be held today, Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services, Sara Rd. at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho, with Rabbi Chaim Schmukler of Chabad of New Mexico officiating. Interment will follow in Vista Verde Memorial Park. The family requests in lieu of flowers, a donation to a favorite charity in Shannon's memory, or to the Shannon J. Shaw Memorial Cancer Fund to fight Melanoma at Carlsbad Foundation, 116 South Canyon Street, Carlsbad, NM 88220. For those who wish, you may send condolences to the family at www.danielsfuneral.com. Arrangements are entrusted to - Daniels Family Funeral Services, 4310 Sara Road SE, Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124 - (505) 892-9920  ABQ Journal September 02, 2009

Shinn, Eric Scott
Eric Scott Shinn Scott passed away on December 11, 2006 at his home in Questa at age 68.  He was born to Frederick Shinn and Catherine Busch on August 20, 1938 in Lakewood, New Jersey. Scott was a pioneer in the computer field, as a computer programmer.  His interests included music & traveling, and his passions were reading, photography & spending time with his friends. He is survived by two daughters; Karen Jeanne (John) Batulis of Bear, Delaware, Wendy Jo (Ernest) Duckett of Annapolis, Maryland, two brothers Alan Shinn of Berkeley, California and Peter Shinn of Morganton, North Carolina,  4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, dear friends Jeannie and Jerry Sullivan and Marie and Alex Arellano, who took care of him during his illness. Cremation was selected and arrangements were made with Weylen's Funeral Home of Questa. A private service will be held at a later date.

Siegenthaler, Loy Sue
Loy Sue Siegenthaler, a friend and support to so many people, died peacefully in her sleep, Friday evening, March 23, 2007. Loy, throughout the years worked for APS as a teacher, counselor, and psychologist. She particularly loved the time spent doing education workshops in Taos and around New Mexico. She was an active participant with organizations that worked for human rights and dignity. She never tired of reminding us all to take personal responsibility for our lives and for what we saw happening around us. A Celebration of her life, with lots of stories and food, will be held Sunday, October 28, 2007, 1 p.m., at the Mabel Dodge Lujan House in Taos.   ABQJournal October 14, 2007

Simbola, Tommy
Tommy Simbola age 19 of Rio Lucio, NM. died in Salt Lake City, Utah May 12,1968. He is survived by his mother Mrs. Ofelia Simbola; Brothers James and Rudy Simbola; Sister Irene Tohsoni; Grand Mother Pilar Martinez. Aunts Amelia Maestas, Mary Romero and Cora Salas. Taos News May 23, 1968 A 5. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Simpson, Josefa Valdez de
Josefa Valdez de Simpson age 65 years and 7 months of Taos, NM. died 5 Sept 1907 at 5:00 AM in her home. She was the wife of Captain S. H. Simpson.She was born 28 March 1842 and married S. H. Simpson 17 Oct 1867. They had 9 children of whom 5 survive: Anna,Estefana, Margarita, Samuel and Enrique Simpson. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Simson, George Alexander
George Alexander Simson, MD, physician, philanthropist, inventor, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away Saturday December 16, 2006 at Paloma Blanca after a difficult three year battle with normal pressure hydrocephalus. He is survived by his brother, Jerome of New York City; his loving partner, Marilyn Tyler with whom he shared the second half of his life and whose devoted care made his last years more comfortable; his son, Mitchell and his wife, Lynn; and grandchildren, Anna and Philip of Albuquerque New Mexico; daughter, Nina Dailey of Soap Lake, Washington; son, Jeffrey and wife, Delia of Browsboro, Alabama. He was born in New York City on January 11, 1923 to Eugen and Anna Weinberg Simson. He began college at Columbia University and then graduated from NYU School of Medicine in 1946 through an accelerated MD program that was created during World War II. As a Public Health physician, he was then sent to care for prisoners in the Federal Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana. He used to joke that sometime he was going to write a book titled "Some of My Best Friends are Numbers." In the summer of 1952 he drove his wife, Helene, and 9-month-old son across the country in a Rambler station wagon to Albuquerque where he began work in the Indian Health Service, "making rounds" at the nearby pueblos and reading thousands of chest x-rays taken for TB screening. He and his wife fell in love with the spectacular sunsets and tumbleweeds and decided to stay. He began a private practice and, with several other physicians, created a condominium association and built the Encino Medical Plaza where he worked until his retirement in 1981. He was a "chest physician" and treated lung and heart problems prior to the development of pulmonary and cardiac subspecialties. He built an arterial blood gas analyzer in his office and used it to aid in the treatment of patients long before such machines appeared in hospital laboratories. He built an electrical acupuncture device and a phonocardiogram and used these in his office for diagnosis and treatment as well. During his wood working phase he made children's trucks and cradles for Toys for Tots at Christmas. After retirement his close friend Fred Hanold taught him how to work in metal and they made miniature steam engines while filling his workshop with cigar smoke. He tried his hand at rebuilding a Triumph Stag but was unable to complete this project that will be finished by his grandson. He collaborated with the late artist Raymond Jonson on several stained glass windows. The largest piece, which is about eight feet tall, was donated to St. Joseph Hospital and graced the chapel there for many years. The family recalls his marathon summer chess matches with Dr. George Ross, tennis matches with Dr. Bob Klebanoff, and spectacular crashes skiing down Snake Dance and Longhorn at Taos. At age 63 he learned to windsurf while traveling in Austria and continued at Cochiti Lake. He created two memorial funds: the Helene W. Simson Memorial Fund at the UNM School of Law and the Helene W. Simson Memorial Opera Fund at the UNM College of Fine Arts. The family wishes publicly to thank Angie Montano for her decades of love and devotion to Doctor George. We also wish to thank the staff of Paloma Blanca who were exceptional in their professional care and support during his stay there. He is remembered as a gifted physician, for his inveterate tinkering and creating, his mischievous sense of humor, his generosity and mentorship, his opinionated stubbornness, and his love for fine art, music, travel and food. Memorial services to be announced later. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make donations in his name to your favorite charity. ABQ Journal December 27, 2006

Simsovic, Brian
February 27, 2001, The Santa Fe New Mexican, page B-1, Two people died in separate single-vehicle accidents in Taos County over the weekend. The were identified as Brian Simsovic of Las Trampas and Joe Maes of Costilla. Funeral services are planned this week for Simsovic, 17, who was killed near Penasco in southern Taos County. His mother, Melinda Simsovic, said Monday that he was killed instantly when the 1994 Toyota pickup he was driving hit a patch of ice on N.M. 75, ran off the road, rolled over and landed in a ravine about 7:30 p.m. Friday. A passenger, Ray Lopez, Brian Simsovic's cousin and best friend, also of Las Trampas, suffered injuries to his head and hands and remains in UNM Hospital in Albuquerque, she said. "Ray was thrown out into the brushes and crawled up the ravine," she said. "He finally saw headlights, and could see which direction. He was totally disoriented." Melinda Simsovic said a Mora couple picked Lopez up along the road about 9 p.m. Friday. She said Brian Simsovic was attending Taos High School at the time of his death, but had attended Penasco public schools most of his life. A rosary is planned at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Las Trampas church. A Mass will be celebrated there at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, followed by burial of his ashes with a reception at the Las Trampas morada. Survivors include his grandfather, Delfido Lopez of Las Trampas; parents Melinda and Jeff Simsovic of Las Trampas; brother Scott Simsovic of Espanola; aunts Florence Vigil, Rosina Lopez and Carol Lopez, all of Las Trampas, and Patsy Romero of Santa Fe, and numerous cousins, including Ray Lopez, John Lopez and Crystal Vigil, all of Las Trampas. "His greatest love, besides girls, was the culture and Northern New Mexico," Melinda Simsovic said. "The entire community of Las Trampas was his family. We've been here since he was 5. He was an incredible child." Taos County Sheriff's deputies, who investigated the crash, have not been available for comment. In the other fatal crash, involving Maes, New Mexico State Police say they have charged the driver, Steve Cortez of Costilla, with driving while intoxicated and vehicular homicide. Lt. Oscar Gonzalez of the State Police office in Espanola said Cortez, 37, was driving a 1976 Chevrolet Blazer west on N.M. 196 in far northern Taos County at 1:40 p.m. Saturday when it left the roadway and overturned three times. Maes, 42, died from multiple injuries. Cortez and another passenger, Billy Valdez, 42, of the Costilla area, were taken to Holy Cross Hospital in Taos for treatment of their injuries.

Singer, Harriett I.
Albuquerque Journal, June 28, 1998 Harriett I. Singer, 93, a resident of Albuquerque since 1991, died Wednesday, June 24, 1998. She is survived by her son, Leland B. Singer and wife, Carol of Bosque Farms; son-in-law, Jerry Thomason of Edmond, OK; grandchildren, Susan Darrah and husband, Steve and Leland A. Singer, all of Rio Rancho, Cheryl LaCounte and husband, Christopher of Ruidoso, Debra Williams and husband, Forrest of Albuquerque, Paul Thomason and wife, Elaine of Oklahoma City, OK, and Charlie Thomason and wife, Chris of Edmond, OK; great-grandchildren, Chrissie and Cameron Darrah, Brendan LaCounte, Drew, Sarah, and Laurel Thomason; and sister, Bernice Hapke of Albuquerque. Mrs. Singer was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Singer, and daughter, Laurel Thomason. Following Mr. Singer's retirement in Oklahoma in 1971, the family lived in Taos and Belen before moving to Albuquerque. They were active in their local Methodist churches. Private services will be held. Should friends desire, memorial contributions in Harriett's memory may be made to Manzano Del Sol, 5201 Roma NE, 87108. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.

Sisneros, Alice B.
Alice B. Sisneros, 87, passed away peacefully on December 23, 2004 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Taos, New Mexico on March 29, 1917. Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Santiago Sisneros and by her firstborn daughter, Leonore Sanchez. She is survived by daughter, Jennie Velarde-Sieff and husband Jim of Palmdale, CA; son, Joe T. Sisneros and partner Jerald M. Parr of Redondo Beach, CA; sons, Jim Sisneros, and Phil Sisneros and wife Debbie of Albuquerque. She is also survived by grandsons, Johnnie and Alfonso Romero of CA; Jake Sanchez of CA; Antonio Sanchez of Magdalena, NM; Patrick and David Sisneros of Albuquerque; and granddaughter, Alice Bach of CA. Alice is also survived by ten great-grandchildren. She retired from her job as a weapons technician at Los Alamos National Laboratory and resided in Albuquerque for the past 10 years; the last few years spent with Laurel Heights Healthcare resident center. Alice was known by family, friends, and strangers for her outspoken-ness and commensurate generosity. It was very common to hear "When I get older, I want to be just like Alice!" from anyone who came in contact with her. Besides serving as a mother and grandmother, Alice was a tough critic, but a good friend. She may have told you things about yourself you didn't want to hear, but she always had a compassionate and sympathetic ear. A simple service will be held Wednesday, December 29, 2004, 2:30 p.m., at Laurel Heights Healthcare, 103 Hospital Loop NE in Albuquerque. In lieu of flowers, the Family requests you hug a friend or help a stranger. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008.  ABQ Journal Wed December 29, 2004

Sisneros, Aneda
ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL, May 14, 1998, Miss Aneda Sisneros, age 98, died Tuesday at the Pickard Convalescent Center in Albuquerque. Miss Sisneros was born in 1900 to Jesus and Juanita Sisneros of Taos, NM. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Rosana Anaya and Elvira Cruz; brother, Bernardo Sisneros; nephews, Frank Cruz and Leonard Anaya; and niece, Kathy Anaya. She is survived by her nephews, Arthur Anaya, Orlando Anaya and Ted Anaya; nieces, Gloria Vigil and husband, James, and Mary Cruz; and many great-nephews and nieces. Funeral Services for Miss Sisneros will be held on Friday at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Taos NM, where the Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Sierra Vista Cemetery in Taos. Pallbearers Gilbert Griego, Ernesto Suazo, Richard Anaya, Frank Griego, Richard Valdez and Rekae Garcia. A Rosary for Miss Sisneros will be recited in Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Taos. Arrangements by the Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 3rd St. NW.

Sisneros, Carmelita R.
Carmelita R. Sisneros age 85 of Questa, NM. died 19,1968 in the Espanola Hospital, Espanola, NM. She is survived by sons Samuel and J. B. Sisneros; Daughters Mrs. agepina Montoya and Mrs. Corinda Gonzales. Taos News Nov 28,1968 2. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Sisneros, Clarence
June 7, 2006 Clarence Sisneros, 14, of Ranchos de Taos passed away unexpectedly on June 07, 2006. He is preceded in death by his great grandparents, Vidal Sisneros, Eloy Pacheco and Gregorita Chavez. He is survived by his parents, Fred and Paula Sisneros and brother, Mateo Sisneros. He is also survived by grandparents, Pablo and Mary Alice Chavez, Joe and Helen Lujan, Ted "Tito" Medina, great grandparents, Angie Sisneros and Erlinda Pacheco, godparents, Joella Montoya-Martinez and Bobby Trujillo, aunts and, uncles, Christopher Chavez (Carla), Francisco Chavez (Samantha), Rosalie Vargas (Ruben), Lawrence Sisneros (Beth), Marcial Lujan, Ted Medina Jr., Sarah Medina, cousins, Victoria and Justin Chavez, Edward Romero, best friend, Christopher Vigil, many other close friends, numerous great aunts and cousins.Rosary was recited on June 09, 2006 at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church. Funeral mass was held on June 10, 2006 at San Francisco de Asis Church. Interment followed at Dolores Cemetery. A scholarship fund has been set up in Clarence's honor. Please contact Suzanne Valerio at 758-8683 or Chris Ann Martinez at 758-1232.

Sisneros, Jesus Maria
Jesus Maria Sisneros age 53 of Ranchito Taos, NM. died friday this week (10 Nov 1905). He died of Fiebre Tifoida ( Typhoid Fever). He is survived by his wife Juanita G. de Sisneros; 3 sons and 1 daughter. (Names not listed). And a brother Pablo S. Sisneros. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Sisneros, Jose Procopio
Jose Procopio Sisneros age 83, Resident of Ranchos de Taos, NM. died in Albuquerque, NM Aug 12,1968.Survivors are his wife Beatrice Sisneros; Sons Joe and Paul Sisneros; Daughters Mrs. Edwardo Trujillo, Anita Sisneros; Brothers Jose E.,Claudio and Pablo Sisneros. Sister Mrs. Simonita Mascarenas. Taos News Aug 22,1968 B 2. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Sisneros, Stella A.
Stella A. Sisneros, 82, passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2005 after a short illness. She was born December 9, 1922 in Taos, New Mexico to Eloisa (Trujillo) and Juan C. Sisneros. She was a beloved mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, cousin, friend, and neighbor. She has been a resident of Albuquerque for over 60 years and loved her home and neighborhood. Any person who happened by Stella's home was greeted warmly, offered delicious food, and friendly conversation. She was an extremely gracious and warm person who helped many people throughout her life. Stella was an accomplished professional woman who retired as the Chief Medical Records Librarian from Vista Sandia Hospital. She has left behind many treasured family and friends who will miss her dearly. She is survived by her granddaughters, Vanessa Sisneros Martin (who she raised as a daughter), and Bessie Sisneros; grandsons, Johnny Sisneros and Cristobal Sisneros; great- grandchildren, Jesse Garza, Briana Garza, Tyler Sisneros, Oceana Martin, and Gianna Martin; one brother, Popolo Quintana; nieces, Carmen Gonzales, Virginia Moench, Faby Maestas; nephews, Albert Gonzales, Edmundo Quintana Jr., and Paul Quintana; many cousins and longtime friends. She was preceded in death by her beloved son, Juan "Johnny" Sisneros; her mother, Eloisa Sisneros; her father, Juan Sisneros; her brother, Edmundo Quintana; and her sisters, Fabiola Quintana and Virgina Quintana Gonzales. A Rosary will be held at St. Therese Parish Church on Monday, September 12, 2005 at 7:00 p.m., a Memorial Mass will be held at the same church on Tuesday, at 10:00 a.m.. A graveside service and burial will be held at Mt. Calvary (off Menaul and Broadway) following the Memorial Mass.   ABQ Journal Mon September 12, 2005

Sisneros, Vidal
Vidal Sisneros age 56 years, 2 months and 10 days of El Prado, NM.died at home 27 March 1906 5:30 PM. Survivors include his wife listed as Juanita G. de Sisneros in one entry and as Guadalupe M. de Sisneros in another. 3 sons names not listed and sons-in-law Juan D. Trujillo and Demetrio Esquibel. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Sisneros, Vidal S.
SISNEROS, Vidal S.; 74; Taos; died July 30, 1998; Albuquerque Journal North,Saturday, August 1, 1998, page 2

Sittingbull, Percy
El Crepusculo, Thurs. Jan 12, 1950 Percy Sittingbull, 38, of Picuris Pueblo, died at Embudo Hospital last week of pneumonia, the governor of the pueblo announced. Memorial services were held at his pubelo home Saturday Morning, before the body was taken to Clinton, Okla. for burial. Percy was a native of Eagle City, Okla. Rev. Porfirio Romero of the Dixon Presbyterian Church and Rev. Magnus V. Gonnesen, Baptist missionary, officiated at the rites. Survivors include his widow, three children: Franklin, 13; Enola, 5 and Allan, 3; a sister Mrs. Jennie Miller, Clinton; a brother Stacey Sittingbull, Clinton; and a brother-in-law William Tabor, one of the chiefs of the Arapahoe tribe in Okla. No date of death was given in obituary.

Skrypeck, Aron Hank
Aron Hank Skrypeck, transitioned in death on December 11, 2004, in Seattle, Washington, after an exceptional journey with cancer. He was born in Miami, Florida, February 11, 1944, to Hilda Harris Holden Skrypeck. He is survived by his spouse and soul mate, Pamela Potter. Both Pamela and Aron, having lived most of their adult lives in Albuquerque, had recently made their home in Seattle. Aron was a licensed acupuncturist and advanced practice child and adolescent psychiatric nurse. His spiritual path encompassed western and eastern mystical and contemplative traditions. Most recently he practiced Qigong and folloABQ Journalthe Tao. Aron was a teacher, healer, and friend. A memorial service and internment of ashes will take place at a private setting near Taos, New Mexico, over Summer Solstice 2005. ABQ JournalDecember 26, 2004

Slay, Jerry Wayne
Jerry Wayne Slay August 31, 1951 - June 28, 2006 Jerry Wayne Slay, 54, died Wednesday, June 28, 2006 in Durango, CO. Jerry resided with his children and mother in Taos. Jerry and his mother, Jackie Baca, operated Jackie's Trading Post in north Taos. He was born in Houston, TX, attended Valley High School in Albuquerque and formerly resided in Kalapana, HI. He is survived by his son, Jerry Slay, Jr., 21; and daughters Sylvia, 17, of Taos and Amy, 31, of the Grand Bahamas; his mother, Jackie Baca of Taos; sisters, Jackie and Jeanne; and brothers, Sam and Bill, all of Fort Worth, TX; many nieces and nephews; and a multitude of friends that he has known for years. Jerry never met a stranger and always provided a helping hand for friends in need. He was a loving father, son, brother, and friend. He will be painfully missed but eternally remembered by those he loved and those that loved him. A gathering of family and friends was held on July 2, 2006 in the family's Taos home. ABQJournal July 09, 2006

Smallcanyon, Brandon E.
Brandon E. Smallcanyon, 23, of Llano Quemado passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 6, 2006 as a result of an auto accident. He worked at Walmart and was also a manager at McDonalds. Brandon is survived by his mother Valinda Smallcanyon of Llano Quemado and his father Tim Smallcanyon of Kayenta, Arizona. He is also survived by his brother Timothy Small canyon, sister Ashley Bailey Gorman, grandparents Della Charley and Clyde Jones of Arizona. A rosary was recited on Sunday, Oct. 8th at Rivera Funeral Home. Funeral mass and interment were held Chinle, Arizona. Arrangements at Rivera- Hanlon Funeral Home.

Smith, Edward G.
Edward G. Smith died in Houston Texas after a long illness. He was born and raised in Albuquerque and attended Sandia High School and graduated from Taos High. He is survived by his wife Linda Sullivan-Smith, his parents Ralph C. and Mary Della Smith, brothers Curtis and Ralph, step children and grand children and other relatives. He served in the U. S. Navy aboard the USS Wasp. He was a commercial/executive pilot and operated a home business. Cremation and memorial was held in Houston and he was returned to New Mexico for final resting. ABQJournal May 10, 2004

Smith, Terry A.
Terry A. Smith age 11 years old, of Chicago,Ill. Son of Paul W. Smith and his wife Emilia Duran Smith. died in St. Vincent Hospital Santa Fe, NM July 25,1968. Terry Smith and parents were visiting his maternal grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Nabor Duran of Arroyo Seco, NM. Surviving him includes his parents, Grandparents and Brothers Robert, Shanon, and Paul Smith; Sisters Charlotte and Debbie Smith. Taos News Aug 1,1968 7 & Aug 15,1968 A 3. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Smith, Michael Eaton
Michael Eaton Smith, fine art painter and sculptor, left his earthly body at 4:40 AM on Monday, January 22, 2007. Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on June 19, 1949 to Donald and Geraldine Smith, he earned a BFA, Sum Cum Laude, in Fine Art and Spanish from the University of Indiana. He moved to New Mexico in 1971 where he taught drawing at the University of New Mexico working toward his MFA. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received an NEA grant as Artist in Residence. His work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Art in Santa Fe, several public collections and many private collections both national and international. His love and spirit survive him through his legacy of Fine Art, his brother Douglas Smith, his sister Gina McMurray, his cousin James DeGroot, his partner of 17 years, Fran Wimberley, and the many who love him. There will be a true celebration of his life and legacy on February 10th, 2007 from 1PM to 4PM at 450 CR0073 in Ojo Sarco. Please call 505-689-2268 for directions. “Every piece of real art, made for the sake of making real art, is a declaration of love and guts.” (T. C. Cannon 1946 - 1978) Michael's world was making real art for the sake of making real art for 40 of his 57 years with us. He was full of love and had lots of guts.

Smith, Richard E.
Dick played his last hand December 19, 2009 at the Veterans Hospital in Albuquerque, NM with his sister, Dorothy, and a friend, Lewie Wickham, at his side. He died due to heart failure and complications from diabetes. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carole; parents, John and Margaret Smith. He is survived by his sister, Dorothy Hammond (Jorge) of Pena Blanca; a son, Jeremy Gordon of Taos; a niece, Susie Davis (Jeff) of Chandler AZ.; a nephew, John Billingsley (Sherry) of Loma Rica, CA and several great nieces, nephews and cousins and many friends across the country. He was born in Alamosa, CO, February 27, 1939. Moved to Los Alamos in the early 40's ,and grew up in the Pojoaque Valley; graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1956; served in the US Navy until 1963. Returned to the University of New Mexico to study Engineering, upon graduating he worked for the NM Highway Dept. and several surveying companies. He was a partner in a surveying business in Taos during the 70's. Moved back to Santa Fe where he and Dean Williamson opened Smith & Williamson Surveying, during that time served as president of the New Mexico Surveyors Association, and retired in 2006. He and his wife Carole also owned the Travel Connection in Santa Fe. Dick has been cremated. This spring there will be a gathering to celebrate Dick's life. A special thank you to Willie Watkins, Beth Nolan, Carlos Asuna and Lewie Wickham for their support at the end of his life. If you would like to come to his memorial, please contact his sister, Dorothy at 505.465.2890 or email eltypo@aol.com.  ABQ Journal Sun January 10, 2010

Solano, Juan Ignacio
Juan Ignacio Solano age 57 years and 6 months of Ranchos de Taos, NM. died 27 Nov 1909. Survived by his wife Plasida L. de Solano. 3 daughters and 1 son. Names not listed. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Solomon, Rumalda Montoya
Rumalda "Ruby" Montoya Solomon, 83, of Los Cordovas passed away on October 9, 2006. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ciria & Hipolito Montoya, sisters and brothers, Quirina DesGeorges, Pauline Quintana, Tito, Polito, Victor and Patricio Montoya, grandparents, Sara "Mamita" & Delfino Martínez, Rumalda & Hipolito Montoya. She is survived by her daughters, Frankie Veronda and Anna Muller both of Albuquerque, sisters, Viola Ortiz and Annie Santistevan, grandchildren WendyAnn Moitoso, Sgt. Harold Veronda, USMC, Michael Troy Veronda, great grandchildren, Danny and Christina Moitoso, Kaela, Haley, Sarah, Casey, Jamie, Martina Joe Veronda, several nephews and nieces. Rosary was recited on October 13, 2006. Funeral mass was held on October 14, 2006. Both services were held at San Francisco de Asís Catholic Church. Interment was held at Los Córdovas Cemetery. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home.

Souchet, Juanita
Juanita Souchet was born on March 24, 1935 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico to Francisco Jara and Paulina Martinez.  Juanita always had a smile on her face and was kind to everyone.  She was an Army wife and supported her husband Victor Souchet while serving their country.  She loved her children in her own special way and was a wonderful grandmother and great grandmother. Juanita died on 3 March, 2009 just one month after her husband Victor died. They are rejoicing in Jesus Christ along with their infant child, Victor Souchet Jr. who died just after birth.  Juanita is survived by her five children, six grand children, eleven great grand children, and one great-great grand child. She is greatly missed by family and friends.  Her children will love “Chiquita Mama” as she was lovingly called, forever. We'll see you later, senora bonita.

Speaks, Elizabeth Ann
Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Speaks, 56, died June 7 at her home in Leadville. She was born on August 9, 1943 in Taos County, N.M. to Filadelphio and Josie (Vigil) Gurule. She was a longtime resident of Leadville, where she was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church. She loved music, dancing and most of all, she loved her family. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her daughter Cheryl Speaks, Leadville; son James Speaks, Canon City; three brothers Eddie (Pauline) Gurule, Gypsum; Albert (Juanita) Gurule, Leadville; and Danny (Geraldine) Gurule, Leadville; two sisters Mary (Fred) Mondragon, Pueblo; and Clieo (Marcello) Arguello, Leadville; grandchildren Mallory and Joshua Speaks and Jasmine Arguello. She is also survived by her very best friend Rosie Gouchnor; one godchild Annette Arguello; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. The Rosary was recited on June 12 and the Mass of Christian Burial on June 13, both at Annunciation Catholic Church. Father Tom Killeen officiated both services. Music was provided at the Rosary by Bobby Mascarenas and at the Mass by Joan Dawson and Jean Elliott. Pallbearers were Danny Gurule, Jr., Albert Gurule, Jr., Joshua Speaks, Eddie Gurule, Jr., Teo Tarango and Marshall DeVargas. Honorary pallbearers were Jasmine Arguello and Mallory Speaks. Interment was in St. Joseph Cemetery. Receptions were held at the Eagles Lodge and La Cantina Restaurant. Arrangements were handled by the Bailey Funeral Home.

Spinks, Michael Phillip
Michael Phillip Spinks, born July 3, 1950, died Friday March 18, 2005 in Taos, NM. Michael was born in the Panama Canal Zone and lived most of his life in New Mexico. Michael was a well known and respected engineer and ground-water hydrologist, and a principal of the consulting firm of Hydroscience Associates, Inc. since 1993. Michael previously worked for the New Mexico State Engineer Office for a number of years. As a young man, he raced cross-country motorcycles. Later he was fond of backpacking, skiing, and traveling through the west with his partner in life and in business, Maryann Wasiolek of Bernalillo, NM. Michael is survived by Maryann; his sister, Susie and her husband, Michael Lechner; niece, Kate and her children, Paige and Matthew; and nephew, Brian and his children, Aiden and Kevin, all of the San Jose area of California. Michael's passing is greatly mourned by his family and friends. A Memorial Service will be announced later. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400 ABQ Journal March 22, 2005

Spitler, Loring West
Loring West Spitler, loving husband and father of five children, died at home March 4, 2008, in Rio Rancho NM. Born March 7, 1921, in Thayer, Indiana, he was always a Hoosier at heart and led a varied life as an athlete, aerospace engineer, city and regional planner, world traveler, stamp collector, photographer, apple tree and book lover. Loring studied at the University of Cincinnati, served in the 15th Air Force Radar Division in Italy, married Annie Lou Davis of Bath NC, in 1945, and completed his ME degree at UNM in Albuquerque (Class of 1949). In 1957, he moved the family from Ohio to Southern California where he worked on the Apollo Space Project. After obtaining a Masters degree in Geography and Regional Planning from Cal State Fullerton, he returned to New Mexico in 1972, and worked for the Southern Rio Grande Council of Governments based in Las Cruces, and later as the first City Planning and Zoning Director of Rio Rancho. He and Annie also lived in Clovis and Taos. Loring is survived by his wife, Annie of 62 years, and children: Karen R. Schueler and Fred of Newark, DE; Loring W. Spitler, Jr. and Janet of San Diego, CA; Mark T. Spitler and Gail of Boyds, MD; Richard D. Spitler and Joan of Calistoga, CA; Priscilla A. Spitler and Don Hallock of Truth or Consequences, NM; ten grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service is planned for 10 a.m., Saturday, March 8, 2008 at French Mortuary Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW, Albuquerque. Internment will be in Kentland, Indiana March 15, 2008 following a memorial service in Valparaiso, Indiana. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Friends of the Rio Rancho Public Library, 755 Loma Colorado Dr., Rio Rancho, NM 87124. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300  ABQ Journal Thu March 06, 2008

Stewart, Charles A.
Charles A. Stewart, of Taos, died Thursday, May 8, 2003, at Holy Cross Hospital following a lengthy illness. He was buried in Blanket, Texas, where he was born in 1922. He and his wife moved to Taos in 1986. Before retirement he was a university professor and administrator, illustrator, rancher and businessman. He earned a bachelor's degree, master's degree and doctorate in fine arts from the University of Texas, Texas Christian University and Texas Tech University. He served as first chairman of the Texas Fine Arts Commission and later was a member of the New Mexico Arts Commission. He was organizer and executive director of the Midland, Texas, Arts Assembly. His most recent honors included the Distinguished Graduate Award from the Texas Tech University Department of Art in 1992, and the President's Heritage Award from Howard Payne University in 1999. He was a founding member of the Taos National Society of Watercolorists and was recognized as a 'Taos Living Treasure.' He is survived by his wife, Nancy Lee Stewart of Taos; a daughter, Maren Lynn Stewart of Brownwood, Texas; stepsons, Garth Davis of Austin, Texas, Glenn Davis of Lubbock, Texas, Jim Davis of Houston, Texas; and four grandchildren. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. Albuquerque Journal - May 10, 2003

Stewart, F. Wylie
F. Wylie Stewart, a retired newspaperman, who spent his entire working life with Scripps-Howard Newspapers, died Friday, December 21, 2001, in Albuquerque. He was 97 and lived at the Montebello on Academy. Born September 23, 1904 in Indian Territory (now Oklahoma City), he graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1925. While at OU he went to work for the Oklahoma Daily News, a Scripps-Howard newspaper. After graduation, he worked in the Newspaper Advertising Department and later worked for Scripps-Howard newspapers in El Paso and Ft. Worth, Texas. He retired in 1970. At the time he was a Southwestern Advertising Rep for Scripps-Howard and lived in Dallas. At El Paso in 1928 he met and married Helen Buchanan, a native of Lafayette, LA. At the time he was an advertising salesman and part-time reporter for the El Paso News. Something he wrote irritated a group of gambling interests in Juarez, Mexico and the lives of his wife and daughter, as well as his own, were threatened. He moved his family to Oklahoma City. In 1938, he moved his growing family (now a girl and boy) to Ft. Worth, where another daughter and son were born. They lived there until 1951 when the family moved to Dallas. After retirement Helen and Wylie Stewart built a home on Rim Road, north of Taos. They lived there until 1980, when they moved to Albuquerque. Wylie Stewart moved to the Montebello, a retirement Community, in 1992, one year after his wife's death. He is survived by two daughters, Sister Josephine Stewart of Wichita Falls, TX and Catharine Stewart-Roache and her husband, Patrick, of Los Lunas, NM; two sons, Mack Wylie Stewart and his wife, Natalie, of Higganum, CT, and Charles P. Stewart and his wife, Susan, of Seattle, WA; ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Anne Marie Roache and two grandsons, Omar Ziani and Thomas Stewart Ford. Mass will celebrated at Church of the Risen Savior, 7701 Wyoming Blvd. NE, on Thursday, December 27, 2001 at 3:00 p.m. with Father Richard Olona, Celebrant. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, on Wednesday, December 26, 2001 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Church of the Risen Savior in Albuquerque. ABQ Journal Wed December 26, 2001

Stice, Emmy Dora
STICE, Emmy Dora; 73; Taos; died September 7, 1998; Albuquerque Journal North, Thursday, September 10, 1998, page 2

Stockton, Irene Sophia
Irene Sophia Stockton, 86, passed away on January 19, 2006. She is preceded in death by her husband, Mathias B. Stockton, sisters, Beulah Peryatel, Ethel Wingo, Dorothy and Grace Martin. She is survived by her sons, Lloyd R. Stockton of Milwaukie, OR and Sidney Stockton of Cimarron, grandchildren Adam, Ira, Luke, Tyson Stockton and Darlene Parkinson and six great grandchildren. Memorial service was held on January 28, 2006 at 1 PM at Cimarron Baptist Church.

Streeper, Richard
Richard Streeper was born in Utah. He was a flight surgeon in Japan during World War II. After the war he became a Harvard Fellow and studied cardiology under Paul Dudley White in Boston. While practicing medicine at Lovelace Clinic in Albuquerque during the 1950s, Dr. Streeper performed the first heart catheterization in the state. He was a co-founder, with Richard Angle and Bergere Kenny of the first coronary care unit in New Mexico at St. Vincent's Hospital. He was also in charge of heart testing for the first astronauts before the program was moved to NASA. From 1959 he practiced medicine in Santa Fe retiring in 1998. After retirement he dearly missed his patients and colleagues. One of his greatest joys in moving to Taos has been hiking with one of his long-time friends and colleagues from Lovelace Clinic days, Larry Amick. Doctor Streeper died peacefully at his home in Taos after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Susan Streeper; his children: Eliot, Kristen, Judith, John and Charles and his brother Russell Streeper of Utah. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Mary Margaret. A Memorial Taize will be held at the St. James Episcopal Church in Taos on May 16, 2004 at 4:00 p.m. Contributions in the memory of Dr. Streeper can be sent to: Taos Jewish Center Chesed Project, an ecumenical senior citizen outreach, at P.O. Box 149, Taos, NM 87571 or The DreamTree Project, P.O. Box 1677, Taos, NM 87571. ABQJournal    Sun May 09, 2004

Struck, Fidel
Fidel Struck age 49. Resident of Ranchos de Taos, NM. died in Albuq. NM. Sept 9,1968. Survived by his wife Lupe Struck; Sons Rudy and Fabian Struck; Daughter Debbie Struck; Brothers Alberto, Albibo, Abran and Eloy Struck; Sisters Ernesta Martinez and Frances Struck. Taos News Sept 19,1968 B 3 & Oct 3,1968 5. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Struck, Jose Salomon
August 16, 2005 Jose Salomon Struck, 83, of Taos passed away on August 16, 2005. He was an Army veteran of WWII who served in Europe and was the recipient of two purple hearts for wounds received in combat. He was a longtime Taos school teacher of 9th grade Civics. He was an elder of Taos First Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Theodora Struck, children, Charlene Labadie (Gilbert) of Taos, Sylvia Roybal (Sylvian) and Barbara Larsen all of Denver, CO, Debbie Struck of Taos, Jeanie Sena of Denver, CO and Jessica Bliven (Matthew) of Albuquerque. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends. Evening service was held on August 17, 2005 at 7 PM at Rivera Chapel. Funeral service was held on August 18, 2005 at First Presbyterian Church interment followed at at Santa Fe National Cemetery.

Suazo, Arturo F.
Arturo F. Suazo age 33 of Taos, NM. died July 23,1968 at the Embudo Presbyterian Hospital Embudo,NM. Surviving him are his parents Mr. & Mrs. Max Suazo; Son Adolfo Suazo; Brother Pat, Max Jr. and Charles Suazo. Sisters Tila Chavez, Hannah and Leonor Suazo. Taos News Aug 8,1968 10. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Suazo, Bridget
Bridget Suazo 2 days old of Pilar,NM. died at the Embudo Presbyterian Hospital Embudo, NM. She is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Pat Suazo. She is survived by her parents, brothers Anthony, Patrick, and Jerome Suazo; Sister Fatama Suazo; Grand parents Mrs. Clorinda Cordova and Mr. & Mrs. Max Suazo. Taos News April 4,1968 A 2. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Suazo, Carol Conrad
Carol Conrad Suazo, 72, joined Heaven's choir on May 3, 2010. She leaves behind daughter, Maya, son, Brian, son, Mark and wife, Pam, her treasured grandchildren, Kate, Ryan, and Anna: her brother, Duane and wife, Phyllis, niece, Lynn and husband, Bill and daughters and nephew, Don. Nana Carol also leaves behind Liz and Mike Keefe, Andrew and Meg and her great granddaughter Andrea and a large and loving group of extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Vern and Dorothy (Matteson) Conrad. A native of Taos, she attended college on a music scholarship. She was a passionate and accomplished cook whose skills were recognized and greatly enjoyed by generations of family and friends. Carol worked as an educator and in the healthcare field for doctors in private practice and in various positions at University Hospital and the VA Hospital, where she retired as a patient advocate. Carol was active in the local Post-Polio support network having survived polio as a teenager and worked tirelessly to assist and advocate for others. We will always be inspired by her courage, strength, and faith. Nana Carol's kind spirit and love for family and friends will be sorely missed as will her sense of humor, intelligence, and wisdom. Rosary will be recited on Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 1:00 p.m., followed by a Mass at 1:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 4020 Lomas Blvd. NE. A celebration and remembrance of Carol's life will be held on Saturday, June 19, 2010. Alternate expressions of sympathy may take the form of memorial contributions to the Rescue Mission, P. O. Box 331, Albuquerque, NM 87103 or Roadrunner Food Bank, 2645 Baylor Drive SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106. Please visit our online guestbook for Carol at www.RememberTheirStory.com. French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 ABQ Journal Sun May 23, 2010

Suazo, Cecilia Lillian
Cecilia Lillian Suazo, 78, went to be with our Lord, Tuesday, February 5, 2008. Born May 6, 1929, in Wagon Mound, NM, a daughter of Juan and Anita Garcia. She married Leo R. Suazo, November 18, 1950 in Taos, NM. Cecilia was a homemaker, a builder of character, and a servant of the Lord. Survivors include her husband of Pilar, NM; two sons and one daughter; Silas and his wife, Dana, of Albuquerque, Leo and his wife, Janell, of Bailey, CO; Regina Suazo of Albuquerque. Also surviving are two grandchildren; Miguel and Sarah Suazo; one brother, Frank Garcia, and two sisters, Cleo Jeantete, and Ida Mondragon. The holy Rosary will be recited Friday, February 8, 2008 at 7:00 pm at French Mortuary Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the Rosary. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Saturday, February 9, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph on the Rio Grande Catholic Church, 5901 St. Joseph Drive. Cremation will follow the services. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Vista Care Hospice Foundation, 601 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Ave NE, 10th Floor, Albuquerque, NM 87105. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300  ABQ Journal Thu February 07, 2008

Suazo, Corina Alberta
September 24, 2005 Corina Alberta Suazo, 86, of Taos passed away on Sept, 24, 2005. She was preceded in death by her husband, Abiguel Suazo, son, Celso Suazo and brother, Willie Jaramillo. She is survived by her children, Teodorita Archuleta (Walter) of Monte Vista, CO, Julian Suazo (Emily) of Santa Fe, Olivia Padilla (George) of Los Lunas, Magdalena Romero (Blas) of Ranchos de Taos, Esmeralda Montoya (Pete) of Rio Rancho, Joe Suazo (Loretta) of Taos, Chris Suazo of Taos and Cheryl Suazo (Eddie) of Taos. She is also survived by her sisters , Frances Romero (Eugenio) of Mintern, CO, Dorothy Romero (Jimmy) of Llano Quemado, brother, Frank Romero (Alma) of OK, 22 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. A Rosary was recited on September 25, 2005 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. The Funeral Mass was held September 26, 2005 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Interment followed the mass at the Pilar Cemetery. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home.

Suazo, Ernesto
Ernesto Suazo, May 26, 1931-January 13, 2010. Ernesto passed away at home after a valiant battle with numerous health issues. He leaves his son, Mark and wife Pam; grandchildren Kate, Ryan, and Anna; son and outstanding caregiver Brian; daughter, Maya; and their mother Carol Conrad Suazo. He is survived by his sister, Dolores Griego, husband Gilbert of Santa Fe; and nephew, Mario of Taos; sister-in-law, Mary Suazo and children of Virginia; brother-in-law, Duane Conrad, wife Phyllis and children; extended family, close friends and colleagues. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alberto and Maximiana (Maya) of Taos; and brother, Antonio of Virginia. After serving as an officer in the US Army and National Guard, he completed his education and worked as a psychologist and counselor. A life-long advocate for mental health services, Ernesto held various professional positions including serving as the Director of Vocational Rehabilitation for the State of NM, faculty/staff at UNM, Executive Director for the NM Council of Community Health and Executive Clinical Director for La Buena Vida in Bernalillo, NM. We are very grateful for the miracles - both spiritual and medical that we have witnessed this past year and for the support received. The family would like to recognize the outstanding and compassionate care he received from Heritage Hospice, Lovelace Downtown, and Manzano Del Sol. We have lost an avid and lifetime Lobo fan who passionately enjoyed his life, family, friends, state and country. A rosary will be will be held at the Newman Center January 23, 2010 at 10:30 with a mass at 11:00. A celebration of life will immediately follow. Interment will be done in a private ceremony.   ABQ Journal Sun January 17, 2010

Suazo, Jerry C.
Jerry C. "Geronimo" Suazo, 97, died peacefully at home Thursday, March 13, 2008. He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Lucy; children, Joan Yazzie, Larry Suazo, Rita Cachora and husband, Oscar, Mike Suazo, Norman Suazo and wife, Aleta "Tweety", Sharon Lincoln and husband, Elmer J., Dale Suazo and wife, Rita, Marge LodgePole and husband, William, Avery Suazo, Brenda Rivera and Beto Zamarron; 21 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren and many other family members and friends. Mr. Suazo was preceded in death by his parents, Julian and Mary Ann Guererro Suazo; brothers, Alfred, Marcelino and Jerry; daughter, Doris Kestner; grandchildren, Kelly Kestner and Steve Yazzie. Jerry was born in Taos Pueblo, and he was in the first graduating class of Santa Fe Indian School where he played football and met Lucy. Mr. Suazo worked for the U.S. Government as a heavy equipment mechanic for over 20 years. Jerry enjoyed gardening and took great pride in his own yard and garden and after retiring he became a professional landscaper. His family was very important to him and he especially enjoyed family get togethers. Services will be held at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel Monday, March 17, 2008 at 1:00 pm. Friends may visit French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel Sunday, March 16, 2008 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Cremation and private disposition will take place at a later date. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd NE (505) 843-6333  ABQ Journal Sat March 15, 2008

Suazo, Nazario C.
April 6, 2006 Nazario C. Suazo, 83, from Taos passed away on April 06, 2006. He retired from Moly Corps in 1986. Recently he worked at First State Bank in the Taos Plaza. He is preceded in death by an infant son, Michael Suazo, his sisters, Angela Montoya and Connie Roundtree and granddaughter, Erica Suazo. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Emma Suazo, his children, Annabell Suazo, Rosella Pineda, Patricia Lavato (Dennis), Jake Suazo (Lorraine), Josie Vargas (Gilbert), Rosemarie Suazo, Audrey Suazo Trujillo, and Arturo Suazo (Tula), stepchildren, John E. Cordova (Esther), Dennis Cordova (Josephina), Cecilia Cordova (John), Edwin Cordova (Geraldine), Joel Cordova (Vicki), Diana Cordova (Les), Yolanda Younger (Chris), his brother, Augustine Suazo (Thelma) and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, and other relatives and friends. Rosary was recited on Sunday, April 09, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe. Funeral mass was held on Monday, April 10, 2006 at Our Lady of Guadalupe. Interment was held at Dolores Cemetery.

Suazo, Robert Jr.
Robert Suazo, Jr., 61, of Pilar, died September 18, 2003. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roberto and Costancia Suazo and his brother, Ray Suazo. He is survived by his brother, Gilbert Suazo (Tillie) of Taos; sister, Josephine Lopez of Denver, Colo., and sister-in-law Elma Suazo of Talpa; nieces Ruby Suazo (Mike Montoya), Barbara Pacheco and husband Patrick, Judy Suazo, Norma Romero, Rochelle Gonzales and Patricia Pacheco; nephews Loren and Mike Suazo, Delbert, Larry and Jeffrey Lopez and many other nieces and nephews. Funeral mass was held on Saturday. Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home. Journal North September 23, 2003

Suazo, Sicilio
Sicilio Suazo of Canon de Fernandez, NM died at home. Son of Manuel Suazo. Sicilio Suazo and Emilia Trujillo had been married 4 months. He died as a result of an accident. La Revista De Taos newspaper. Contributed by Alberto Vidaurre.

Sudlow, Ann Rivers
Ann Rivers Sudlow, 86, died peacefully at her home on Blueberry Hill, Friday, Nov. 24, at 1:30 p.m. She was surrounded by her family, son's David S. Robertson II, Mark G. Robertson (Ann), daughter-in-law, Carolyn Duval, and grandchildren, David Allen, Molly, Katie and Shanti. Also present were her caregivers, Janie Rose and Lindsey Robertson. Grandson, Cody Rivers Duval, who lives in New York, could not be there. Ann was born in Los Angeles, CA on September 20, 1920 and was raised on a Mohave Desert guest ranch called Yucca Loma where she was introduced to many stimulating (some quite famous) people. Ann graduated from high school and college in Southern California and had many adventures, becoming a Rodeo Queen was one of them. She was an accomplished horse back rider and made sure her children were too. She married a military officer, Peter Duval, who was killed WWII, leaving her with a son, Peter Rivers Duval (deceased 1985). Ann remarried David S. Robertson and had two more sons, David (Robbie) and Mark. Later in life she fell in love and married Don E. Sudlow (deceased 2006) an art professor. They were married for 35 years. During this period in her life Ann was an elementary school teacher in East Los Angeles. The moved to Taos full time after retirement in 1982 and were very active with the land and the community. Ann leaves behind may dear friends in Taos and California. There will be a graveside memorial service on December 10 at 1 p.m. at Sierra Vista Cemetery. Arrangements by Rivera- Hanlon Funeral Home. www.riverafuneralhome.com

Sudlow, Donald Edward
February 4, 2006 Donald Edward Sudlow, 90, of Taos a supporter and lover of the arts passed away on February 04, 2006. He worked on the Santa Fe railroad in Raton, NM. He was an Army veteran of WWII. He was the Dean of fine arts at California State University at Northridge. He is preceded in death by his son, Peter Duval. He is survived by his wife, Ann R. Sudlow, children, David Robertson of Redlands, CA, Mark Robertson (Ann) of Taos, daughter in law, Carolyn Duval of Taos, five grandchildren and niece, Carolyn Frank of San Juan Capistrano, CA. Gathering of family and friends will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2006 at 4 PM at Ansland on Blueberry Hill. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home.

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