1983
Obituaries and Articles
Compiled by Marcena Thompson

Feb. 1, 1983

MESTAS
Amador D. Mestas, 65, of Mesilla Park, died Sun. in El Paso. Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Tortugas. Interment at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Survivors: wife, Margarita; one daughter, Carmen Mestas De Barcena of San Diego, CA; one sister, Estella Butler of San :Ysidro, NM. Preceded in death by his mother and father, Longino and Guadalupe Nastes, 1980 and 1981. Member of the pioneer family of the Mesilla Valley. WW2 vet. Getz Funeral Home.

YOUNT
Frederick J. Yount, 53, of Las Cruces, died Sun. Getz funeral Home. Cremation. Survived by his wife, Dorothy E; one son, David of Enid, OK; one daughter, Carol Ann Rice of Boston, MA; three sisters, Patricia Hilt of Brooklyn, NY; Jaclyn Garrity and Mary F. Yount both of Oklahoma City, OK.

GUNNELL
Judy Lynn Gunnell, 37, died Sun. Getz Funeral Home. Survived by her husband, Dan B. Gunnell; two sons, Evott Ray Nelson of Peaster, TX., and Frankie Andrew Nelson of Las Cruces; daughter, Evonne Lynn Nelson of Las Cruces, father, Ray Bell of Dona Ana, brother, Don Bell of Las Cruces.

OVERPECK
John C. Overpeck, 87, died Sun. Graham’s Mortuary. Burial at Masonic Cemetery. Resident of Las Cruces since 1923. Survived by his wife, Ruth; daughter, Mrs. Fred Lemon of Las Cruces, two brothers, Lowell Overpeck of Indianapolis, Ez Overpeck of Blomingdale, IN; three sisters, Mamie Overpeck of Frankfort, IN; Frances Overpeck and Edith Wright of Leisure City, FL. Retired for NMSU in 1957.

CARR
Deming - Wm. Thomas Carr, 63 died Mon. Born Feb. 23, 1919 in Kemp, TX and moved to Deming 43 years ago from El Paso, TX. Wheeler Mortuary Chapel. Interment at Mountain View Cemetery. Survived by his wife, Edith; daughter, Debora Kay Collard of Deming; one brother, Dale Wade Carro of Pinetop, AZ; one sister, Carol Ann Avey of Casa Grande, AZ.

BERRY
Deming - Wm. Durward Berry, 66 died Mon. Born May 30, 1916 in Dodson, TX., and moved to Deming 34 years ago from T or C. Served as deputy sheriff in Sierra Co. and Chief of police in T or C. Member of the Masonic Lodge # 12. Wheeler Mortuary Chapel. Burial at Mountain View Cemetery. Survived by his wife, Noreen; two sons, Ronald C. of Lovington and Embree Hale of Kingston, AZ;;; one daughter, Viola Lockridge of Plainview, TX.

Feb. 2, 1983
PAULSON
Raymond G. Paulson, 74 died Mon. in Albuquerque. Getz Funeral Home. Burial at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Survived by his wife, Velda; two daughters, Judith Rae Trina of Las Cruces and Susan Ellen Paulson Dyer of Albuquerque; three sisters, Liles Voigt from Madison, WI; Ardeen Hart of Markesan, WI and Ruth Berlick of Neilsville, WI.

LEEDY
Lt. Commander Jerald F. Leedy, 70, died Tue. Getz Funeral Home. Survived by his wife, Myrtle; two step-sons, Horton P. Landon and Gene E. Landon of NY. Served with the U. S. Navy for thirty years. Served as one of the first instructors at the Naval Training School Salvage at Pier 88 in NY City.

MAY
Velma Lee May, 61 died Mon. Graham’s Mortuary. Burial at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Survived by her husband, Llod of Phoenix, AZ; daughter, Darlene Adler of Dallas; three sons, Wm. May with the U. S. Navy; John and Richard May of Las Cruces; two brothers, Vernon Clark of Redlands, CA, Cecil Clark of Cocoa Beach, FL; sister Barbar Jean Clark of Enid, OK.

LUCERO
Barbaro L. Lucero, 87, died Mon. Lifelong resident of Las Cruces, retired from Stahmann Farms. Graham’s Mortuary. Burial at San Jose Cemetery. Survived by his wife, Maria; two daughters, Maria Carmen Narro of El Paso, TX; Maria Antonetto Lucero of Las Cruces, son, John Lucero of Sulfur, OK; two sisters, Cuca Lucero and Fela Lucero, both of Las Cruces; brother, Ernesto Lucero of Berino.

HERRICK
Richard Lee Herrick, 31, died Mon. Remains will be sent to the Sunderlin-Olpin Mortuary in Orem, UT. Burial at East Lawn Memorial Gardens in Provo, UT. Survived by his wife, Mary Anne; son, Christopher Boone Herrick of Las Cruces; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dean Herrick of Salt Lake City, UT; three sisters, Aleta Nigh of Prescott, AZ, Debera McPherson of Thayer, MO, RaDene Farnsworth of Orem, UT; paternal grandmother, Thelma L. Herrick of Orem, UT.

SEDILLO
David G. Sedillo Jr., 32, died Wed in Casper, WY. Burial at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Survived by his wife, Kimberly A. of Casper, WY; one daughter, Jenetta Martin of Casper, WY; his parents, David M. and Arela Sedillo Sr. of Las Cruces; maternal grandfather, Phillipe Gardea of Anthony; two brothers, Manny Sedilla and Jaime Sedilla of Las Cruces; three sisters, Marie Sedilla and Maggie Gamboa of Las Cruces and Christina Tern of Ft. Leavenworth, KS. Getz Funeral Home.

PADILLA
Julia B. Padilla, 77, died Tue. Getz Funeral Home. Burial at San Albino Cemetery. Survived by three sons, Conrado Padilla, Salomon Padilla, both of Las Cruces, Pablo Padilla of Hemet, CA; one daughter, Antonia Holguin of Las Cruces.

Feb. 4, 1983

MC NEIL
Deming - Walter Graham McNeil, 76 died Tue. Born Oct. 26, 1906 in New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada. Moved from Detroit, MI three years ago. Member of the Knights of Columbus in Detroit. Burial at Mountain View Cemetery. Survived by his wife, Dorothy; two daughters, Lauraine Margaret Tierney of Bay Village, OH; Mary Diane McNeil of Deming; two brothers, John J. McNeil of Deming and Daniel A. McNeil of Denver, CO; one sister, Catherine Lahey of Novi, MI. Wheeler Mortuary.

MONSIVAIZ
Arturo S. Monsivaiz, 14, died Tue. Getz Funeral Home. burial at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Survived by his parents; Mr. and Mrs. Arturo E. (Dolores) Monsivaiz of Las Cruces; brother, Jesus J.; two sisters, Silvia and Monica Monsivaiz all of Las Cruces, maternal grandparents, Joe and Betha Reyna of Butterfield P{ark, paternal grandparents, Elias and Alicia Monsivaiz of Las Cruces, maternal great-grandmother, Mrs., Merced Guzman of Butterfield Park, paternal great-grandmother, Manuela M. Esparza of Chihuahua, MX.

LUTONSKY
Deming - Edward Fred Lutonsky, 56, died Mon. in Albuquerque. Born April 1, 1926 in Taylor, TX and moved to Deming 50 years. ago. Wheeler Mortuary Chapel. Cremation. Survived by three sons, Larry of Deming, Terry and Todd of Casper, WY, his mother, Agnes Lutonsky of Deming, one brother, Ludwik Lutonsky of Deming, one sister, Helen Dudley of Las Vegas, NV.

ORTIZ
Deming - Francisco Bonilla Ortiz, 69, died Tue. in El Paso. Born in Deming on Feb. 9, 1913. Member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Wheeler Mortuary. Burial at Mountain View Cemetery. Survived by his wife, Elisa; two sons, Manuel and Robert Ortiz of Tucson, AZ, one daughter, Anita Rodriguez of Deming, two brothers, Frank Barrio of Deming, and Dolores Barrio of NE, three sisters, Sosten Ortiz of Los Angeles, CA; Maria Torres and Felicitas Estrada of Deming.

Feb. 6, 1983
MC GARRY
Vera McGarry, 77, died Fri. Resident since 1955. Graham’s Mortuary. Retired from Bradley Elementary School in Las Cruces after 17 years. Cremation. Survived by her husband, C. D. McGarry, son Jerry of Reynoldsburg, OH and three sisters, one brother all of OH.

MELENDREZ
Willie Melendrez, 62, died Wed. Full military honors at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery, El Paso, TX. Survived by five brothers: Jose, Francisco and Angel, all of Las Cruces, Manuel of Eloy, AZ, and Leonardo of Palm Springs, CA.; one sister, Parfiria Acosta of Las Cruces. Gets Funeral Home.

SAVAGE
Sarah Mae Savage, 75 died Thur. Getz Funeral Home. St. Genevieve Catholic Church. Interment at St., Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Survived by her husband, John P. Savage of Las Cruces, one son, John of Las Cruces, two brothers, Frank D. Shinn of Tucson, AZ and Clark Enos Shinn of Casper, WY; one sister, Martha Willyerd of Casper, WY.

Feb. 7, 1983

HERNANDEZ
Maria Hernandez of Anthony died Sat. in El Paso, TX. St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. Burial at Anthony Cemetery. Survived by five sons, Miguel (Mike), Manuel, Jose and Miguel Hernandez all of Anthony, and Arturo Trujillo of Los Angeles, CA; seven daughters; Eluterial Marillo, Lillia Barron, Luz Trujillo and Minnie Carabajal, all of Los Angels, CA, Josefina Mendoza of Dona Ana, Licha Howard of Las Cruces and Belen Hernandez of Anthony. Martin Funeral Home in El Paso, TX.

WEST
Maida West, 67, died Mon. Survived by one daughter, Carol West of Ontario, Canada; two brothers, Howard Beasley of Hereford, TX and Jim Beasley of Rockspring, WY.

WOOD
Samuel (Gus) Wood, 79 died Feb. 1, 1983. Full military honors at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery, El Paso, TX. Survived by a brother, W. C. Wood of Corpus Christi, TX. Getz Funeral Home.

CONTRERAS
Espiridion Contreras, 78 died Sat. Internment at Tortugas Cemetery. Survived by two sons, Mike Contreas of Las Cruces and Luis Contreras of Plancetia, CA; two daughters, Irene C. Palance of Las Cruces, Elvira C. Montoya of Mesilla Park. Getz Funeral Home.

Feb. 8, 1983

LUJAN
Francisco C. Lujan, 55, of Mesquite, died Sat. at Ft. Bayard Medical Center. Getz Funeral Home. Internment at La Mesa Cemetery. Survived by one daughter, Gloria Jean Chavez of El Paso; four brothers, Robert, Merced and Alfredo Lujan all of Mesquite; Tony of Rialto, CA; two sisters, Maria Vega of Chandler, AZ., and Amilia Valenzuela of Esusan City, CA.

JOHNSON
Maria A. Johnson, 56, of Oro Grande died Sun. in El Paso, TX. Getz Funeral Home. Burial at San Albino Cemetery. Survived by her husband, Bebbe Johnson; five sons, Tomas of San Miguel, Carlos H. of Cerron, Manuel, Armondo and Alfredo all of Oro Grande; five daughters; Carolina C. Gallegos of San Miguel, Maria C. Moreno, Guadalupe C., Ortega and Maricela C. Roma De. Viviar of Cearmargo, MX. Elizabeth C. Quinlan of Alamogordo and Dolores Arrieta of Ceochlla, CA; four brothers, Jesus Arrieta of Mesilla Park, Carmello Arrieta of Deming, Guadalupe Arrieta of El Paso and Elajo Arrieta of Juarez, MX; two sisters, Marta Amelia Gaona of Mexico City, and Rosa Amelia Macias of Leon, MX.

Feb. 9, 1983

GREEN
Lola Green, 87, died today. Getz Funeral Home. Internment at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Survivors include a son, Charles A. Green of Wokosuka, Japan; two daughters; Eveln G. Horst of Las Cruces and Ruth L. Landmesser of Cheyenne, WY. Preceded in death by her husband, W. W. Green and one son, Wilbur N. Green in 1972.

VIGERUST
Anne T. Vigerust, 17 died Tue. Born in Las Cruces. Holy Cross Catholic Church. Internment at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James O. Vigerust; sister, Jeanne, and two brothers, James O. and Herman Scott Vigerust, all of Las Cruces. Graham’s Mortuary.

MATKIN
Bonor Ruy Matkin, 76, died Wed. in Mesquite. Resident since 1933. Missionary Ridge Cemetery in Mesquite. Survived by five sons, Harvey, Lee, Tommy and Harold Matkin all of Las Cruces, and R. L. Matkin of El Paso; three daughters, Shirley Houston of Norman, OK, Judith Word of Ruidoso and Adrian Matkin of Ruidos; four sisters, Inez Campbell, Jewel Pyka and Opal Hirschorn, all of Freeport, TX., and Myrath Bridges of Tipton, CA. Getz Funeral Home.

BYRNE
Lawrence H. Byrne, 59 died Jan. 20 in Deming. Wheeler Mortuary. Survived by his brother Dr. James P of Deming. Born in Deming. Served with the NM National Guard, 200th Coast Artillery. Served in the Philippine and was a Japanese prisoner of war for three years.

Feb. 10, 1983

HUDMAN
J. T. (Jake) Hudman, 71 died in T or C on Sun. Born in Mineral Wells, TX, Nov. 2, 1911. Survived by his wife, Virdie; three daughters, Betty Kirkley of Las Cruces, Betty Dial of T or C and Patty Dubiskas of Deming; four sons; Kenneth, Wilburn and Lloyd, all of Las Cruces and James or T or C.

BLACK
Franklin Leo (Sonny) Black, 54, died Tue. Lived in Deming. Born Aug. 8, 1928 in Fabens, TX. Served with the U.S. Army. Silver City Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints. Burial at Mountain View Cemetery. Survived by his wife, Wanda; one son, Tom Bill Black of Deming and one daughter, Shannon Bishop of Deming; two sisters, Della Faye Nichols of El Paso and Rexine Sullins of Silver City; his father, Rex Black of Silver City. Preceded in death by his mother, Mary Elma in Sep of 1982. Wheeler Mortuary.

Feb. 11, 1983

AARON
S. H. Aaron, 95, died Thur. Missionary Ridge Cemetery in Mesquite. Survived by two daughters, Evelyn Richardson of Sacramento, Ca and Mildred Kissel of Klamath Falls, OR., son, Alfred of Las Cruces. Graham’s Mortuary.

PORTER
Francisco Estrada Porter, 73, of Deming died Wed. in El Paso. Born June 4, 1909 in Deming. Burial at Mountain View Cemetery. Survived by his wife, Julia Porter, two sons, Manuel of Corpus Christi, TX, and Jesus of Deming; four daughters; Rosa Sosa and Brisamor Brown both of El Paso, TX. Paper torn off.

Feb. 14, 1983

VAN WEY
Robert E. VanWey, 53, died Sun. Survived by his wife, Rosa Marie, one daughter, Angela Cecilia Van Wey of Las Cruces; two sons, Charles Daniel of Las Cruces and Robert E. Jr. of Homestead, FL. Graham’s Mortuary. Cremation.

RIOS
Guadalupe Rios, 74 died Sun. Arrangements are pending with Getz Funeral Home.

MOODY
W. H. “Bill” Moody, 77 died Mon. Resident of Las Cruces since 1929, retired farmer. Graham’s Mortuary. Burial at Masonic Cemetery. Survived by his wife, Doris; two daughters, Madge Blackburn of Ferndale, WA and Karen Sue Beall of Ft. Lupton, CO, son Billy R. of Las Cruces; sister, Dovey Whitten of Cyril, OK. Preceded in death by daughter, Rebecca Lou Powell, two brothers and three sisters.

MARKLE
Wm. A. Markle, 51 died in Alamorgodo Mon. Veteran of Korean War. Burial at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Survived by his wife, Merle; his mother, Alice Markle and brother, Richard A. both of Seattle, WA.

WIDNER
Alberto C. Widner, 90 of Derry died Sun. Garden of Memories Cemetery in Hatch. Survived by his wife, Elsie; one son, Albert Widner Jr., of Torrence, CA; four daughters, Emma Dorkuet of Seattle, WA, Mela Monsoas of San Pedro, CA, Julia Wingate of Lelo Vista, CA and Carolina Andrews of Mescleto, CA; two brothers, John Widner of Hatch, and Danny Widner of San Pedro, CA. half sister, Annie Chavez of San Pedro, CA. Getz Funeral Home.

Feb. 18, 1983

BRADDY
Lester B. Braddy, 87 of Vado died Wed. Burial at Masonic Cemetery. Member of the Dona Ana Sheriff’s Dept. Survived by his wife, Gussie; two sons, Leroy of Bakersfield, CA, Lester of Banning, CA; four daughters, Juanita Hill of Los Angeles, CA, Bessie Toney of El Paso, Helen Cato of Delano, CA and Lily Mae Fielde of Albuquerque; three brothers, Roan of Shafter, CA, Less of Delano, Ca, Aden of Wasco, CA; one sister, Effie Foreman of Okamugee, OK.

WISEMAN
Ralph J. Wiseman, 42, died in El Paso. Born in Las Cruces. Graham’s Mortuary. burial at Masonic Cemetery. Survived by two daughters, Rochelle and Michelle Wiseman of Granada, Miss. three aunts, Vonnie Long, of Wichita, KS, Leota Neely of Nacadoches, TX and Dottie Carlisle of Las Cruces. Two uncles, Frank Wiseman of Las Vegas, NV and Ray Wiseman of El Paso.

HANN
Barbara Hann, 60, died Thur. Granham’s Mortuary. Burial at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Survived by her husband, Wm. F., two daughters, Barbara Hughes of Las Cruces, Pamela Abbott of Houston, TX; two sons, Gerald R. of Alamogordo and Roger W. of Daytona Beach, FL; her mother, Mrs. Beatrice Cunard; two brothers, Fred Cunard, of Baker, LA; and Robert of Baton Rouge, LA; five sisters, Carol Thoms of Zachary, LA, Charlotte smith of Metairie, LA Edie Ferdon of Norco, LA; Jackie David of New Roads, LA and Diane Lee of West Paterson, NJ.

MUSSELMAN
Dale T. Musselman, 84 died Fri. Cremation. Graham’s Mortuary.

HISLOP
Lillian M. Hislop, died Feb 9, 1983. Survivors include her husband, Manuel of Las Cruces, daughter, three grandsons, on gg-grandson. burial at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Getz Funeral Home.

Feb. 20, 1983

WALLISER
Bessie B. Walliser, 98, died Tue. Survived by a son, John Wallisner of Mariposa, CA; daughter, Carol H. Walliser of Las Cruces. Preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Jane Grey in 1953. Getz Funeral Home.

GALLEGOS
Elijio Gallegos, 71, of Fairacres died Fri. Graham’s Mortuary. survivors include his wife, Paula; sons, Jose A. of Mesilla, Roberta A. of T or C, Federico A. of Las Cruces, Victor A. of Picacho; daughters, Antonia Gallegos, Patricia Dodson Paula Reyes all of Las Cruces, Ernestina Rodriguez of Mesilla, Lydia Rubelid of Picacho, Juanna Sandoval of Fairacres, Rosa Gallegos of Picacho, brothers, Francisco of Las Cruces.

YOQUELET
Deming - Glen Edward Yoquelet, 75 died Fri. Born May 14, 1907 in Ft. Wayne, IN. Wheeler Mortuary. Body to be flown to Auburn, IN., burial there. Survived by his wife, Eve; one daughter, Janet McNaughton of Fairfield, Conn; two step-children, Wm. Weinert of Auburn, IN., Jan (Mrs. Carson Morton) Bryan of OH.

COLLIER
Sarah R. Collier, 89 died Sun. Interment at Garden of Memory Cemetery, Hatch. Survived by two daughters, Eloise Sorrell of Las Cruces, and Mrs. J. R. Frances Cawyer of Lamar, Colo.

GRANGER
John H. Granger, 54, died Sat. Veteran of the Korean War. Graham’s Mortuary. Burial at Masonic Cemetery. Survived by his wife, Rebecca; three daughters, Kathy Miller, Nancy Granger, and Linda Granger, all of Las Cruces; three sisters, Mary Heffner of Farmington, Carol Ostertag of Monett, MO and Theresa Graham of Las Cruces.

Feb. 22, 1983

PADILLA
Arturo H. Padilla, 52, died Sat. Getz Funeral Home. Internment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. St. Genevieve’s Catholic Church. Survived by his wife, Elvira; his mother, Irene Padilla of Deming; one son Anastacio Padillo of Las Cruces; four daughters; Velma Padilla, and Erma Padilla both of Santa Ana, CA; Rose Mary Samayoa and Olga Padilla, both of Las Cruces; one sister, Ester Dominguez of Deming.

Feb. 23, 1983

FREEMAN
Emma Freeman, 95 of Dona Ana died Tue. Remains sent to Cate-Spencer Funeral Home in Sweetwater, TX. Burial in Robey, TX., survived by a son, Leo Freeman, of Dona Ana; two sisters, Lizzie of Robey, TX and Pinkney of Graham, TX.

WALKER
Carmen E. Walker, 53 died Mon. Survived by two daughters, Marilyn Brown of El Paso and Linda Walling of Santa Fe; son Doug Webb of Dallas. Graham’s Mortuary.

MIRANDA
Ramon Miranda, 95 of La Mesa died Feb 22. Getz Funeral Home. Burial at La Mesa Cemetery. Survived by his wife, Trinidad; son Ramon V. Miranda, Jr., sister, Dolores Munoz of El Paso. Preceded in death by son, Rumulo Miranda.

GWALTNEY
Edwina Gwaltney, 71 died Sat. Cremation. Grown-Gynn Funeral Home in Raleight, NC. Survived by a son, W. T. Thomason of Silver City; sister, Edith Huggings of Raleigh, NC.
 

Feb. 24, 1983

SODERQUIST
Deming - Glen Victor Soderquist, 67 died Mon. Born July 3, 1915 in South Bend, IN. Wheeler Mortuary. Burial at Mountain View Cemetery. Survived by his wife, Irene; two sisters, Betty Hogg of Gulfport, Miss., and June Erdman of Van Nuys, CA.

Feb. 25, 1983

PARKINSON
Mary Parkinson, 70 died Wed. Resident for 25 years. Body taken to Albuquerque for funeral services and burial. Survived by her husband, Richard, one brother, Fred Gallegos of Bosque, NM. Graham’s Mortuary.

ARTSCHWAGER
Eugenia Artschwager, died Tue. Memorial services at a later date. Burial has taken place. Born in 1898 in Russia. Emigrated to Washington, D. C. when she was twelve years old. Lived in Las Cruces since 1934. Survived by a daughter, Margarita Kay of Tucson, AZ., daughter-in-law, Elfrieda A. of Mesilla; son, Dick A. of NY.

BLEA
Leo Narda Ble, 77 died Wed. Burial at San Jose Cemetery. Survived by two daughters, Erma Blea and Emma Blea of Las Cruces. Graham’s Mortuary.

March 1, 1983

HELStrOM
Arline Frances Helstrom, 63 of Oshkosh, WI died Sat. while visiting relatives in Deming. Funeral services and burial will be in Oshkosh. Survivors; her husband, Victor; daughter, Karen Hinn, of Oshkosh. Graham’s Mortuary.

NELSON
Thelma E. Nelson died Mon. in El Paso, TX. graham’s Mortuary. burial at Masonic Cemetery. Survived by her husband, Dr. T. V. Nelson, son Dr. Leonard Nelson, both of Las Cruces; sister, Mrs. Morris Place of Tucson; brother, Elder Sothers of Courtland, KS.

March 3, 1983

DAILEY
Soccoro - Nellie Matha Diley, 73 died Mon. Member of the Eastern Star, past noble grade matron of the Rebekkah Faternal Organization in Las Cruces. survived by two daughters, Pat Balk of Sierra Vista, AZ and Linda Dennis of Socorro.

March 4, 1983

NORWOOD
Deming - Vodiman Vastine Norwood, 68 died Wed. Born Aug. 27, 1914 in Hamilton Co., TX. Farmer in Deming since 1935. Wheeler Mortuary. Burial at Mountain View Cemetery. Survived by his wife, Jeffy, one son, Vode v. Jr. of Los Angeles, CA; two daughters, Vodene Patterson of Carlsbad, and Mary Walker of Lubbock, TX. Preceded in death by a daughter, Jean Lewis in 1977.

VAQUERA

Irenea A. Vaquera, 89 died Thur. Getz Funeral Home. Burial at Salem Cemetery. Survived by four sons, Izequio and Francisco, both of Albuquerque, Willie of Las Cruces and Edwardo of Phoeniz; one daughter, Genevieve Arvallo of Bakersfield, CA.

MUNOZ
Oscar F. Munoz, 15, of Chamberino died Fri. burial at Chamberino Cemetery. Survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ricardo (Augustina) Munoz; paternal grandmother, Bartola (Chavez) Munoz of MX; three brothers, Ricardo F. Jr., Alfredo F. and Israel F. all of Chamberino; one sister, Divelia M. Bobbey of Las Cruces. Getz Funeral Home.

March 9, 1983

MUNOZ
Valentine E. Munoz, 71 died Mon. in El Paso. Harding-or and McDaniel Funeral Home. St. Patrick’s Catholie Church of Canutillo. Burial at Memory Gardens of the Valley Cemetery in Santa Theresa, NM. Survived by two sons, Valentine Jr., of Dallas, TX., Rofolfo of Las Cruces; three daughters, Celia Stevenson of Exeter, CA, Josepha Raynaud of Las Cruces and Beatriz Gallegos of Santa Fe; two sisters, Manuela Alvarez of Hurley, Lydia Gonzales of CA.

LUKENS
A. M. Lukens, 88, died Tues. Pesident since 1941. Burial at Ft. Bliss, El Paso, TX. Survived by his wife, Bertha; son David of San Diego, CA. Graham’s Mortuary. 50 year member of the Masonic Bodies.

BAQUERA
Angel Baquera, 73 of Salem, died Tues. Burial at Garfield Cemetery. Survived by his wife, Sofia; three sons, Manuel of Derry, Jose of Garfield, and Ramon of Arrey; five daughters, Cecilia, Bertha Ochoa, Elema Delgado all of Salem; Amelia Chaparro of Hatch and Romelia Carreras of Fairacres; two brothers, Antonio of Salem and Rosque of MX., one sister, Natividad Genoveva of MX.

March 8, 1983

STANLEY
James Ray Stanley, of Organ, died Sat in El Paso. Burial at Organ Cemetery. Survived by his wife, Betty Lou of Organ; one daughter, Anna Rae Cline of Organ, one son, Rolland V. of Ramona, CA, one sister, Edna O’Connell of Jonestown, AK, his mother, Poal Wahl of Ft. Collins,CO. Getz Funeral Home

BRYAN

Alva C. Bryan, 65 died Mon. Survived by his wife, Ann; two daughters, Phyliss Hayes of Albuquerque and Terri Lutz of Las Cruces, son, Barry of Las Alamos; two sisters, Bernice Alexander and Beatrice Lewis, both ofAlvin, TX. Graham’s Mortuary.

BRACK
Dr. Gene Brack, 49, died March 2. Graham Mortuary. Survived by one son, Colin E. Brack, of Austin, TX; his mother, Edith Ridgely of San Antonio, TX, stepfather, Charles Ridgely of San Antonio, TX., one sister, Erlene Case of Denver, CO. He was known for his publications analyzing the Mexican war and his survey courses at NMSU.

MITCHELL
Deming - Leonard Mitchell(Minechelli), 66, died Sut. Born April 23, 1917 in Ridgeway, PA. Resident for 13 years and moved for Kokomo, IN. Wheeler Mortuary. Burial at Ft., Bayard National Cemetery. Survived by wife, Lupe, son Andrew Wm; daughter, Susana Guadalupe Mitchell all of Deing; two brothers, Ambrose Minechelli of Phoenix, AZ and Wm. M. Minechelli of Cabezon, CA; two sisters, Frances Figliomeni and Marie King of Erie, PA.

BAUER
Deming - Laurence Charles Bauer, 90 died Fril Born April 19, 1892 in Buffalo, NY. Moved from Clearwater, FL in 1975. Survived by a daughter, Marie Farrell of Deming, son Laurence C. Jr., of Las Vegas, NV., two brothers, Alfred of Buffalo and William of Dunedin, FL. Wheeler Mortuary.

JACQUES
Margarito g. Jacques, 71 of Mesilla Park died Sun. Getz Funeral Home. Burial at Masonic Cemetery. Survived by his wife, Francisca B., three sons, Ricardo D. of Las Cruces, Margarito D, Jr. of Santa Fe, and Joe A. of Mesilla Park, one daughter, Erma J. Tellez of Las Cruces; two sisters, Esther J. Ponce of Anthony, TX., and Evialia J. Chavez of Chamberino. WW2 vet. Member of VFW Post 3242.

BALES
Bertha M. Bales, 89 died March 3. Born Jan. 15, 1903 in Blanket, TX. Wheeler Mortuary. Burial at Mountain View Cemetery. Survived by daughter, Lois (Mrs. Rex) Acker, of Deming, two sons, Leonard Ruebush of Odessa, TX., and Kemper Bales of Hillside, AZ. Wheeler Mortuary.

Angeles; two sisters, Marian Thompson of Las Cruces and Margaret Morgan of Phoenix, AZ.

March 13, 1983

AGUIRRE
Gregorio M. Aguirre, 73 died Sat. Burial at Masonic Cemetery. Getz Funeral Home. Survived by his wife, Maria T; two sons, Filiberto of Del Cerro, Gregorio of Dona Ana, stepson, Fidel Escarsega of Las Cruces; daughter, Socorro Aguirre of Phoeniz, stepdaughter, Angie Escarsega of Las Cruces and Anna Escarsega of Juarez.

March 14, 1983

BELLARD
Robert Paul Bellard, 76 died Wed. at Ft. Bayard. Burial at Masonic Cemetery. Survived by two daughters, Mary Persinger and Margaret Carpenter of Yukon Territory; sister, Helen Melton of Andowver, OH. Graham’s Mortuary.

THOMPSON
Mark Baird Thompson died in Lindale, TX. Born in Las Cruces in 1913. He was a descendant of a pioneer NM family. WW2 vet. Survived by a son, Mark B. Thompson of Las Cruces; two daughters, Kristin Conniffof of Las Cruces and Camela Rau of Los

Angeles; two sisters, Marian Thompson of Las Cruces and Margaret Morgan of Phoenix, AZ.

JOHNSON
Julie C. Johnson, 99 died Sun. Getz Funeral Home. Burial at Garden of Memory Cemetery. Survived by five sons, L. B., Homer, and Willie A. all of Las Cruces, Timmy of Glendale, AZ, Don R. of Sundown, TX and one sister, Willie Swope of Riverside, CA. Born Dec. 29, 1890 in Roby, TX, Fisher Co. Married Feb. 14, 1909 in Robert Lee, TX to Robert F. Johnson.

CAMARILLO
Casemiro J. Carmarillo, 87, died Sat. Getz Funeral Home. Burial at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Survived by his wife, Barbara, one sister, Viviana Camarillo of MX.

MC KINNEY
Frances McKinney Zimmerly. Survived by her husband, Joseph L. of Bernalillo; two sons, Joseph L. Jr., of Kingsville, TX, Rick Zimmerly of Albuquerque. Preceded in death by one brother, George L. McKinney of Las Cruces.

March 16, 1983

SMITH
Harold F. Smith, 78 died Tues. Burial at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Survived by a daughter, Sharon Griffee of Las Cruces, son Arlyn Smith of San Jose CA., sister, Harriet Miller of Polo, ILL. Preceded in death by his wife, Helen. Graham’s Mortuary.

March 17, 1983

DUQUETTE
George Duquette, 67, died Tues. Graham’s Mortuary. WW2 vet. Survived by his wife, Shirley; two sons, Gary of Stockton, CA., and Larry of Modesto, CA. Burial at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery, El Paso, TX.

BIRD

Willis M. Bird, 68 died Wed. Graham’s Mortuary. Burial at Masonic Cemetery. Survived by his wife, Verna; daughter, Joann Koch of Irving, TX, son, Willis M. Jr. of Burley, ID, sister, Dorothy Hegwood of Rogers, AK; two brothers, Leo Bird of Sulfur, OK., O. J. Bird of Wichita, KS.

PADILLA
Santiago Padilla, 80, died this am. Graham’s Mortuary. Resident since 1923. Burial at San Albino Cemetery. Survived by a daughter, Dolores Crespin.

MOE
Ralph Emil Moe, 68, died Wed. WW2 vet. Graham’s Mortuary. Body sent to Garrity Delmore & Johnson Funeral Home in Minneapolis, Minn. for services and burial. Survived by his wife, Myrtle Virginia; three daughters, Margaret J. Moe of Los Angeles, CA, Virginia L. Storer of Vernon Hills, ILL and Patricia A. Ames of Mundelein, ILL., four sons,

Richard E. of Washington, D. C., Robert E. of Los Angeles, CA., Paul R. of Omaha, Neb., and Wm. L. Earley of Mundelein, ILL; sister, Margaret J. Moe of Robbinsdale, Minn.

NICHOLASON
Carrie E. Nicholason, 98 died March 14, 1983. Burial at Masonic Cemetery. Survived by three nieces, Mrs. J. C. Sawers, and Irene Chavez, both of Las Cruces, and Maxine Kite of Hatch. Getz Funeral Home.

March 20, 1983

ONTIVEROS
Roman S. Ontiveros, 72, of Brazito died Thurs. Getz Funeral Home. Burial at Berino Cemetery. Survived by his wife, Nati of Barazito, sons Adolfo and Humberto, both of Las Cruces and Arturo of Soccoro; daughters, Josepha O. Aldaz of Anthony, NM., Tency Ontiveros of Las Cruces; brother, Narciso of MX. sister, Rosa Leal of CO.

DANIELS
Deming - Roddie Daniels of Deming died Wed. Remains sent to Canton, TX. Survived by his wife, Ottie, two sons, Don and Joe both of New York City. Wheeler Mortuary.

RAPKOCH
Marie L. Rapkock, 85 died Fri. Resident for 60 years. Burial at Masonic Cemetery. Graham’s Mortuary. Survived by daughters, Celeste Conner and Charlene Conlee, both of Las Cruces, sons Tom Jr., of Las Cruces, James of Colorado Springs, CO, sister, Lucille Duran of Las Vegas, NM.

March 22, 1983

TORRES
Inez Gonzales Torres, 94, died Sun. Life-long resident of Las Cruces. Burial at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Survived by a son, Lawrence Torres of Las Cruces. Graham’s Mortuary.

March 23, 1983

BASSETT
Deming - Ethel Thomas Bassett, 81, died Sat. Born Dec. 19, 1901 in Lead, SD. Taught school for many years in Deming. Member of Ruth chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. Burial at Mountain View Cemetery. Survived by a stepson, Charles C. Bassett of Hurley. Wheeler Mortuary.

March 24, 1983

ADAMS
Edna Logan Adams, 85, of Hatch died Wed. Graham’s Mortuary. Burial at Garden of Memories in Hatch. Survived by two daughters, Mrs. June Dennison of Albuquerque and Mrs. Frances Thompson of Hatch

DAVENPORT
James A. Davenport, 82, died Wed. Resident of Las Cruces since 1935. Burial at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Survived by a daughter, Mrs.Maxine Cox of Winston; two sons, James Davenport and Don Davenport, both of Albuquerque; sister, Esther Thompson of Raton. Graham’s Mortuary.

BROWN
Joyce Christmas Brown, 68, died in El Paso hospital. Resident of Las Cruces since 1932. Burial at Masonic Cemetery. Survived by a daughter, Joyce Anne Brown of Las Cruces, brother, Ace Christmas of Raton. Preceded in death by her husband, J. Allan Brown. Graham’s Mortuary.

DODSON
Kent B. Dodson, 25, died Sun. Burial at Masonic Cemetery. USMC. Survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Haarold (Joan) Dodson of Las Cruces; two brothers, Jeff and Rusty, both of Las Cruces, one sister, Tracy Dodson of Greenbelt, MD, paternal grandmother, Marie Dodson of Alpine, TX and maternal grandmother, Theodosia Biscunas of Rockford, ILL.

CHENEY
Deming - Harry Joseph Cheney, 72, died Fri. Wheeler Mortuary. burial at Ft. Bayard National Cemetery. Survived by one brother, Anthony Chinni, of Biscayne Paark, FL.

GONZALES
Deming - Marcos Lucero Gonzales, 83, died Mon. Born Feb. 28, 1900 in San Albino, NM and resident since 1942. Wheeler Mortuary. Burial at Mountain View Cemetery. Survived by his wife, Elicia, five sons, Benny, Amado, Joe, Mark and Gilbert, all of Deming, five daughters, Estella Jones of Las Cruces, Corina Aguilar of Valley Center, CA., March Hewitt, Gloria Montellano and Aurora Montellano all of Deming, one sister, Rosa Otero of Deming.

Feb. 25, 1983

PROVENCIO
Albina G. Provencio, 84, of Anthony died Thurs. in El Paso, TX. Burial at St. Anthony Cemetery. Member of the pioneer families of Anthony, NM. Survived by four daughters; Lillian Corpening, of Anthony, Destina Ruffin of Oklahoma City, OK., Elva Arditti and Ysela O’Malley, both of El Paso, TX., one son, the Rev. Father David Viramontes; one sister, Josephine Geck of Anthony. Caster-Maxon and Futrel Funeral Home of El Paso, TX.

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