Taos County Obituaries 1994
Compiled by Alberto Vidaurre
12 December 2010
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Following are the Obituaries 15 Sept 1994 to 29 Dec 1994 as published by the
news paper The Taos News. Date and number at the end of each entry denotes
edition date of the news paper and page number.
1- Eliu D. Cardenas, a Veteran of World War II, born 2 Jan 1920. Passed away 31 Aug 1994. He was preceded in death by his parents Benito and Agustina Cardenas and son Eliu (Leo) Cardenas. Survived by his wife Grace Cardenas from Taos, NM; Son Martin L. Cardenas; Grand daughter Alyssa of Albuq, NM; Daughter Dorothy Medina and Family of Calif, Peggy Trujillo and family of Mora, NM, Rosana Martinez and family of Santa Fe, NM,Gloria and husband Vito Anglada of Taos, NM; Sisters Carolina Barela husband Juan I. and family of Ranchos de Taos, NM,Dolores Suchl and family of Salt Lake City, Ut, Ruby and Elias Trujillo of Taos, NM.15 Sept 1994 B-7.
2- Eulalla M. Rodriguez, 72, of Taos, NM. Passed away in her home 4 Sept 1994. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was born 8 Sept 1921 to Santiago Miera and Cornelia Cruz. She married Albert Rodriguez 29 Nov 1937 in Taos at her family's home. She is survived by her husband Albert; Daughters Mabel (Ernest) Valerio, Viola (Henry) Sandoval of Taos, Carmen (Victor) Correa of Questa and Connie Knight of Albuq; Sons Adam Rodriguez of Taos, Albert (Petrona) Rodriguez of Leesburg, Fl. 17 grand children and 20 great-grand children; Mother Cornelia Cruz de Miera of Penasco, NM; Brothers Santiago, Jamie (Margaret) Miera of Albuq and sister Magdalena (Reginald) McBriety of Brownsburg, Id. Preceded in death by her father Santiago Miera and sister Soveida O'Hagan. 15 Sept 1994 B-7.
3- Joseph Manuel Bozada, Funeral services were held at 3 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, Sept 2, 1994 in The Delhomme Bertrand Chapel of The Flowers, Lafayette, La, for Joseph M. Bozada, 55, who died at 10:55 P. M. Wednesday Aug 31, 1994 at the Lafayette General Medical Center Hospital. Rev. Martin Borcherding, Pastor of The Holy Cross Catholic Church celebrated the Mass. Joe was a native of Alice, Tx, the son of Joe M. Bozada and the late Isabel Valio. Employed by the J. C. Penny store since 1963, he has worked in San Antonio, Tx, Mc Allen, Tx and Lake Charles before being promoted to General Manager of the J. C. Penny store in Taos, NM. He than became manager of of the store in Lafayette, 6 years ago. While in Taos, he became s member of the Rotary Club, serving as their President, joined the Rotary Club of Manhatten, Ks and was presently of the Rotary Club North of Lafayette. While in Taos he was very active with the American Cancer Society. In Lafayette he was presently involved with upgrading Education in our area and was the proud owner of various Thoroughbred race horses. Mr. Bozada is survived by his wife the former Suzel Trevino of Lafayette; Father Jose Manuel Bozada of Hebronville,Tx; Sons Christopher A. Bozada of Dayton, Ohio, Thomas A. Bozada of Fairbanks, Ak, Joseph M. Bozada of Roanoake, Va, and Saul A. Bozada of Lafayette; Daughter Suzel Bozada Deas of Windor, Ca; Sister Cornelia Hartfield of Beaumont, Tx; Brother John Robert Bozada of Herbronville, Tx; Six grandchildren Jessica Deas, Melissa Deas, Stephanie Bozada, Megan Bozada, Thomas Bozada and Isabel Bozada. 15 Sept 1994 B-7.
4- Julian Manuel Coca, 30, 1982 graduate of Taos High School passed away 8 Sept 1994 in Denver, Co. Survived by 5 brothers; Harry Coca, Jose Coca of Taos, Guillermo Voigt, Fred Voigt and Lario Juan Voigt; Sisters Irene Ortivez, Marcella Vallejos, Ida Voigt, Irene LeDoux of Denver, Co, Rosalita Duran of Penasco, NM, Lucille Trujillo, Gorine Silva Grand and Della Coca of Taos, NM. Preceded in death by his mother Elizaria Coca and father Ernesto Coca, brother Fernando Coca. Interment at Dolores Cemetery. 15 Sept 1994 B-7.
5- Larry Albert Trujillo, 32, of Canon, NM, died in an automobile accident on Thursday 8 Sept 1994. He is survived by his father Manuel "Manjo" Trujillo, Mother Susana C. Trujillo both of Taos, NM; Brother Anthony "Stumbo" Trujillo of Arroyo Seco; Sisters Louise Trujillo of Ranchos de Taos; Grandmother Ruperta Trujillo of Taos; Step-brothers Tim Salazar and Manuel Montes Trujillo of Taos; Step-sisters Melissa (Korky) Martinez and Cindy Salazar of Taos, NM. Interment at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. 15 Sept 1994 B-7.
6- Ramoncita Vigil of Llano Quemado, NM passed away in Santa Fe, NM. 5 Sept 1994. She was preceded in death by her husband Max Vigil. Survived by her children Elsie and Juan Romero of Santa Fe, NM; Grandchildren Max Romero of Santa Fe and JoAnn (Ben) Chapman of Albuq. Great grandchildren Nathan Chapman of Albuq. Great-Great granddaughter Shanise Campos of Sata Fe. Interment at the Llano Quemado, NM Cemetery. 15 Sept 1994 B-7.
7- Antonia Arellano, 97, passed away at Holy Cross Hospital Taos, NM. 27 Aug 1994. She is survived by Daughters Celia (Billy) Santistevan of Santa Fe and Casilda (Demetrio) Lovato of Costilla; Son Eloy (Lillian) Arellano of Costilla, NM. 11 grandchildren and 17 Great Grand Children and 1 great-great grandson; Brothers Felix, Benito, Moises and Johnny R. Sanchez; Sisters Josefita Espinosa and Marya Arellano. Interment at Costilla NM Cemetery. 29 Sept 1994 A-6.
8- Felix D. Martinez, 69, of Coriderilla, NM. Passed away 23 Sept 1994 after a lengthly illness. Preceded in death by his wife Dorotea "Dorothy" H. Martinez in 1991, sister Teofila Trujillo. Survived by children Evana (Dan) Moriarty of Santa Fe, Danny (Vicky) Martinez of Cordillera and Marie Martinez of Albuq. Grandchildren includes Marty,Maria Elena, Alana Tomisita Moriarty and Desiree Martinez' Siblings Tillie Romero of Ranchos, Manuelita (George) Chavez of Cordillera, George D. Martinez of Los Cordovas, Benito (Viola) V. Martinez of Santa Fe, Betty (Roy) Martinez of Los Cordovas, Dolores (Eli) Herrera of Ranchos de Taos, Tomas (Consuelo) Martinez of Ranchos de Taos, Brother-in-law Arturo "Fasho" Trujillo of El Prado and his special friend Ed. C. Mondragon. He was awarded the Purple Heart in World War II. Interment at Los Cordvas NM Cemetery.
29 Sept 1994 A-6.
9- Seberiana Fernandez, 89, of Ranchos de Taos, NM Passed away 21 Sept 1994 at her home. She is survived by her children Jake ( Celina) Mascarenas of Grants, NM, Armando (Cecilia) Fernandez of Colo Springs, Co. Vice Archuleta of Ranchos de Taos,NM, Mela( Claude) Esquibel of Taos, NM and Henry Fernandez of Ranchos de taos, NM. Grandchildren reared by her Ramona and Michael Fernandez. Also survived by 9 other grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Interment at the San Francisco Cemetery. 29 Sept 1994 A-6.
10- Beatrice S. Cordova , 86, of Amalia, NM. Died 15 Oct 1994 in Albuq, NM. She is survived by her husband Ben; Children Irma (George) Wagner of Albuq, Henry (Nila) Cordova of Las Cruces, Sais (Betha) Corvova of Denver, Rita (Ray) Martinez of Taos and Katie Cordova (Victor) Quintana of Taos; 13 Grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; Sisters Rebecca Trujillo and Amada Maes; Brothers Celestino Sanchez and Willie Sanchez.Interment at the Amalia NM Cemetery. 20 Oct 1994 A-13.
11- Henry Lujan, 84, of Taos Pueblo, NM passed away thursday 13 Oct 1994 at Holy Cross Hospital. Former Taos Pueblo Governor and U. S. Army Veteran, he served in the 200th Coast Artillery during World War II and traveled widely throughout the South Pacific during his tour of duty. Survived by his wife Margaret Lujan of Taos Pueblo, NM; Children Thelma Lujan, Albino J. Lujan, Henrietta Lujan, Bernadette Lujan, Barbara Lujan Corriel and Dana Lujan. 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; Brother Juan G. Lujan; Sister Maria L. Concha of Taos Pueblo, NM. 20 Oct 1994 A-1 & 20 Oct 1994 A-13.
12- Jose L. Cortez, 70, of Taos, NM. Born 25 Feb 1924, died 12 Oct 1994. Preceded in death by his wife Bonnie Cortez and son Eddie Cortez. Survived by children Maida (Frank) Vigil, Amos (Esther) Cortez, Margaret (Reuben) Martinez, Ernest (Rose) Cortez, Manuel (Pauline) Cortez, Cleo (Bobby) Duran, Michael (Gloria) Cortez, Florence Cortez and companion Frances Carabajal; Sisters Bridgit Martinez and Sofia (Ignacio) Gutierrez; Brothers Emilio Cortez and Jose Maria (Mary) Cortez; Aunt Rosanne Cortez; 17 Grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Interment at Dolores Cemetery. 20 Oct 1994 A-13.
13- Virgilio A. Trujillo, 72, of Questa, NM died 15 Oct 1994. He is survived by his wife Mabel; Children Frank (Linda) Trujillo of Bernalillo, James (Lillian) Trujillo off Questa, Mary Ann (Louie) Hernandez of Albuq, and Lisa Trujillo of Albuq; Sister Amada Sanchez of Cerro, NM; 5 grand children and 2 great grandchildren. Interment at El Pueblito Cemetery. 20 Oct 1994 A-13.
14- Alfonso E. Gonzales, 66, of Taos, NM. Passed away 6 Oct 1994 in Santa Fe, NM. He is survived by his wife Martha; Children Barbara (Mike) Martinez of Morales, David (Gabrile) Gonzales of Tulsa, Ok, Thomas (Christine) of Canon, NM, and Martin (Veronica) Gonzales of Canon, NM and 6 grandchildren; Brother Leopoldo Gonzales of Rio Rancho; Sisters Elvira Blan of Pueblo, Co and Mary Jeantette of Taos, NM. Interment at Dolores Cemetery in Canon with full Military Honors. 13 Oct 1994 B-5,
15- David A. Vargas Jr., 22, of Taos, NM, passed away 9 Oct 1994. A 1991 graduate of Taos High School. He is survived by his father David Vargas Sr,; Mother Maryann Espinosa; Brother Abel Vargas; Sisters Lealia Vargas and Loucenda Vargas; Niece Alyssa Vargas and grandmother Becky Miera. 13 Oct 1994 B-5.
16- Efren Mascarenas, 80, of Vadito, NM. Passed away at Holy Cross Hospital 3 Oct 1994. He is survived by sons Roger Mascarenas and Aron Mascarenas; Daughters Bernette Santistevan and Aurora Grossetete; 23 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. Interment at the Vadito NM Cemetery. 13 Oct 1994 B-5.
17- Eluid J. Trujillo, 77 of Talpa, NM. Passed away at his residence 8 Oct 1994. He is survived by his wife Dolores of Ranchos de Taos, NM; Children Orlinda (Daniel) Vigil of Leadville, Co, Phil Trujillo, Antonia Trujillo, and Leroy (Vickie) Trujillo of Ranchos de Taos, NM; Sister Lucilla Mondragon; Aunt Mercedes Barela; 10 Grand children. Preceded in death by daughters Nora Martinez and Doris Trujillo. Burial at St. Francis of Assisi Ranchos de Taos, NM Cemetery. 13 Oct 1994 B-5.
18- Gustavo A. (Gus) Gonzales, 72, passed away Saturday 1 Oct 1994 after a lengthy illness. Mr. Gonzales was born in Mexico City 16 Sept 1922 and married to Arabella L. Santistevan. He is retired from the U. S. Army and served during World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. BPOE-460, FOE 2811, VFW and Retired Officers Association. Survived by wife Arabella L. Gonzales; Sons Gustavo Jr. and wife Denise of Taos, John F. Wheeler and Wife Renee of Santa Fe, Floyd S. Wheeler and wife Kathy of Belen,
Michael A. Wheeler of Albuq.; Daughters Natalie Gonzales and husband Bill of Puyallup. Wa, Bernadette L. Casados and husband Ernest of Santa Fe, Camille M. Mitchell and husband Robert of Aurora,Co; Sisters Amparo Cohn and Josephine Gonzales of Taos; Brothers Tony Gonzales and wife Cecilia of Albuq, Juan I. Gonzales and wife Mary Alice of Santa Fe and Nick Gonzales and wife Helen of Pecos. 12 grandchildren and 1 great grand child.Burial at the San Fe National Cemetery. 13 Oct 1994 B-5.
19- Alfredo Martinez Sr., 82,passed away in Vadito, NM 18 Oct 1994. He was preceded in death by his wife Claudia, He is survived by 11 children. (Names not listed). Services have been held. 27 Oct 1994 B-6.
20- Arthur Rueben Leach, 77, passed away 22 Oct 1994. A former World War II Veteran and former Police Chief of Taos, NM. He retired in 1972. Survived by wife Eulalia Leach of Taos, NM; Sister Lavonne DuBois-Heston. Interment at Las Cruces Taos, NM Cemetery. With full Military Honors. 27 Oct 1994 B-6.
21- Donny D. Murray, 66, passed away 18 Oct 1994 in El Paso, Tx. She was a resident of Taos Ski Valley, NM from 1966 to 1982. Survived by her husband Roy A. Murray; Sons Roy a Murray Jr.and Kevin D. Murray; 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Service held at the Fort Bliss National Cemetery in El Paso, Tx. 27 Oct 1994 B-6.
22- Ercilia Mares, 65, passed away at her residence in Arroyo Seco, NM. 21 Oct 1994. Survived by her husband Jose D. Mares and 5 children (names not listed). 27 Oct 1994 B-6.
23- Felipe "Felipito" Padilla, 74, passed away 1 Oct 1994 at Hacinda de Saludad in Espanola, NM. He was the uncle of Elsie O. Romero of Santa Fe, Lorraine Ramires, Berlanda Barela, Nancy Vasquez and Bertha Sanchez of Albuq, NM; Gene Padilla of Taos, Michael Padilla, Larry Padilla and Jerrery Padilla of San Cristobal, NM, Teofilo Padilla of Tres Piedras; Brother-in-law of Natividad Padilla and Eutilia Padilla. 27 Oct 1994 B-6.
24- Roland Cook, 79, A resident of Espanola passed away suddenly late tuesday night at the Espanola Hospital, NM. Mr. Cook was a Lt. in the US Army Air Corp during WWII. He worked as a mechanic in his early years and was later a farmer and rancher until his retirement. Survived by wife Carmen; Sons Larry James Cook and wife Marie of Taos, Robert Roland Cook and his wife Diane of Black Lake, NM; Daughter Christina Cook Baca of San Diego, Ca; Grandchildren David and Daniel of Waco, Tx, Tana and husband David Tavenner and Weston all of Black Lake, NM, Gina and husband Charles Moore of Quemado; Great Grandchildren Denay, Delany, Drake all of Black lake and Savanna of Quemado. Interment at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. 27 Oct 1994 B-6.
25- Teodoro "Ted" Olguin Jr., of Penasco, NM. Passed away 20 Oct 1994. A 1960 graduate of the Penasco High School. Survived by his mother Viola Olguin of Penasco, NM; 6 sisters and 5 brothers (names not listed). 27 Oct 1994 B-6.
26- Cora E. Santistevan, 15, passed away 26 Oct 1004 as a result of an automobile accident. She is survived by her parents Dennis and Mariquita Santistevan of Costilla, NM.: Brothers Dennis L. and Craig S. Santistevan of Santa Fe; Grandmother Cora Vallejos of Costilla; Grandfather Felipito Gallegos of Colorado and a nephew K. C. Santistevan. Interment at the Costilla NM Cemetery. 3 Nov 1994 A-15.
27- Gwendolyb Brewster, 85, formerly of Ca. Passed away 23 Oct 1994 at Horizon Health Care in Santa Fe, NM. Survived by daughter Dolores (Gilbert) Torres of Ranchos de Taos, NM. Graveyard service have been held. 3 Nov 1994 A-15.
28- Sara M. Katz died 3 Sept 1994 after a long illness. She is survived by her mother Margaret Morse and nephew Zachary, both of Brookline, Mass. She is also survived by another nephew and two nieces (names not listed). She was a real person and you don't run into them very often. 3 Nov 1994 A-15.
29- Simonita E. Cardenes, 78, passed away at Holy Cross Hospital 25 Oct 1994. She is survived by 3 sisters and 2 brothers.(name not listed).3 Nov 1994 A-15.
30- Joe E. Chavez, 51, resident of Ranchos de Taos, NM. Passed away at Holy Cross Hospital. He is survived by his mother Grace Chavez; Children Lawrence (Theresa) Chavez of Taos, Grace Chavez and Joe Chavez of Greely, Co; Brother Pablo (Mary Alice) Chavez of Taos; Sister Consuelo (Bobby) Martinez of Santa Fe, NM, and 4 grandchildren. Interment at Los Cordovas NM Cemetery. 10 Nov 1994 B-5.
31- Joseph A. Duran, 68, of Ranchos de Taos, NM, Passed away 1 Nov 1994 at the V. A. Hospital in Albuq, NM. He is survived by his wife Ignacia; Sons Armando Salazar of Taos and Joseph Duran of Colo Springs, Co; Siblings Edwin (Soveida) Duran of Llano Quemado, Margie (Maagie) Duran of Talpa, Lydia (Tony) Romero of Llano Quemado, Cecilia (Anselmo) Torres of Talpa, Alice (William) Gonzales of Albuq, Clarita Griego of Talpa. 3 grandchildren. Mr. Duran owned and operated Duran Sand and Gravel gor 32 years. Interment at the Talpa NM Cemetery With full Military Honors. 10 Nov 1994 B-5.
32- Juanita Natividad Cintas Sisneros, 70, passed away at her home Saturday 29 Oct 1994 after a lengthy illness. She was born 14 April 1924 to Demecio Cintas and Celia Barela Cintas Duran. Preceded in death by her husband Albert Sisneros in 1993, one brother in 1992 and her father in 1956. Survived by her mother Celia Duran of Espanola, NM; Brother Joe (Rose) Cintas; Daughters Christine ( Lewis Vigil of Taos, Helen Margaret Cintas of La Junta,Co; Step-son Manuel (Angie) Sisneros of Springer, NM; Step-daughters Sophia Garcia of Springer and Stella Armijo of Wagon Mound. 7 grandchildren and 3 great grand daughters. Burial at The National Veterans Cemetery Santa Fe, NM. 10 Nov 1994 B-5.
33- Jose Bonifacio Chavez, 87, of Ranchos de Taos, NM passed away at Holy Cross Hospital 9 Nov 1994. Survived by wife Juanita; Daughters Ernestina (Ben) Sandoval of Vallejo, Ca, Margarita (Ralph) Esquibel of Ranchos de Taos, NM and Casilda (Gilberto) Vigil of Espanola, NM; Sons Tomas Chavez of Ranchos de Taos and Juan Fernando (Elena) Chavez of Las Vegas, NM; Brothers Eli (Adela) Chavez and George (Manuelita) Chavez of Ranchos de Taos, NM; Sister Anita (Caudido) Valerio of Los Cordovas, NM; 14 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by a son Francisco in 1967 and his parents Gabriel and Tomasita Chavez. Interment at the Nazareno Cemetery Ranchos de Taos, NM. 17 Nov 1994 A-16.
34- Carmen Maestas, 67, resident of Talpa, NM. Passed away 14 Nov 1994 at the home of her daughters in Espanola, NM. Survived by her husband Eloy Maestas; Daughters Millie and Joan Maestas; Nieto Freddie Maestas Sr. and wife Patricia; Great grandchildren Freddie Jr, and Maria Delia; Hermanos Urban y Merjiria Romero and Richard Hammit; Sisters Elisa Valeris, Agustina Lucero (Sam), Lucia Romo (Alberto); Brothers Abran Casias (Epimenia), Manuel (Emma), Elias (Cordilla) and Jacobo "Jaco" Casias. 23 Nov 1994 A-12.
35- Charles Mayer, 81, of Arroyo Seco, NM Passed away 18 Nov 1994 at his residence. Former director of the Ski School at Red River, NM. Survived by his wife Nicole; Children Jean Mayer, Bernard Mayer and Christine Morel; Brother and sister from France.(Names not listed). Private graveyard service. 23 Nov 1994 A-12.
36- Mary J. Tafoya, 72, Passed away 13 Nov 1994 at Conejos County Hospital in La Jara, Co. Mary was born 10 April 1922 in Ranchos de Taos, NM. Children Surviving Jose M. (Regina) Tafoya of Colo Springs, Co, Virginia (Frank) Martinez of Colo Springs, Co, Priscilla (Gilbert) Gutirrez of Clayton, NM, Geraldine (David) Valdez of Costilla, NM, Debbie (Lawrence) Velasquez of Questa, NM and Glenda Gallegos of Taos, NM; 14 Grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; Brother Gilberto Jaquez of Costilla, NM; Sisters Cleo & Emilio Gonzales of Taos, NM, Tive & Luther Tafoya of Costilla, NM and Loretta Cisneros of Costilla, NM. Preceded in death by her husband Jose I. Tafoya in 1992. 1 son Ernest Tafoya in 1941 and 1 sister Francis Trujillo in 1991. Interment at the Amalia NM Cemetery. 23 Nov 1994 A-12.
37- Rafael "Total" Trujillo, 85, of Taos, NM Passed away 18 Nov 1994. Survived by Daughters Nora (Joe) Maestas of Denver, Co and Emelda Trujillo; Brothers Jose F. Trujillo of Espanola, NM and Ruben E. (Feloniz) Trujillo of Taos, NM; Sister Adelaida Pacheco of Denver, Co. Interment at Los Cordovas NM Cemetery. 23 Nov 1994 A-12.
38- Jose S. "Fares" Maestas, 51, of Ranchos de Taos, NM Died Friday night 25 Nov 1994 as a result of smoke inhalation when his residence caught fire possible as a result of a faulty fireplace flue. He was a former employee at Molycorp Mine near Questa, NM. 1 Dec 1994 A-1.
39- Alberto "Tito" Silva, 84, passed away 23 Nov 1994 in Taos. He was the owner of Silva Grocery. He was preceded in death by his wife Mercedes in 1991. Survived by his children Rosemarie (Marceau) Sautelet of Denver, Co, Frances (Andrew) Chavez of Taos, NM, Mercy (Delfino0 Torres of Taos, Ida Silva Mondragon of Taos, NM, Irene Silva (David) Clendenin of Santa Fe, NM, Bernice Silva (Joe Duran) of Taos, NM, Darla (Mark) Salazar of Taos, Lester (Joann) Silva of Taos, Yvette (Joe) Mondragon of Taos, and Anna Silva of Santa Fe, NM. 26 Grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.Interment at Dolores Cemetery.1 Dec 1994 B-3.
40- Ernestne G. Cardenas, 72, passed away 22 Nov 1994. She is preceded in death by her husband Ray Cardenas who died in 1992. Survived by her mother Clorinda M. Gonzale of Taos, NM; Daughters Dolores (Joe) Jeantette, Rosie Martinez, Anna Maria (Ronnie) Mondragon all of Taos and Patricia (Sam) Dimas of Austin, Tx; Sons Ben (Eleanor) Cardenas of Santa Fe, Andy (Bernice) of Denver, Co, Richard (Naomi) Cardenas, Manuel ( Mary) Cardenas of Taos, NM, John Paul Cardenas of Albuq, NM; Sisters Suzie Montano and Gloria Martinez of Taos, NM; Brothers John Gonzales, Frank Gonzales both of Taos, NM, Robert Gonzales of Los Angles, Ca. 21 Grand children and 8 Great grand children. Interment at Dolores Cemetery. 1 Dec 1994 B-3.
41- Jose Ignaci Lopez, 80, a Lifelong resident of Las Trampas, NM. Passed away 15 Nov 1994. He was preceded in death by his wife Maria Atencio Lopez on 3/17/54. His parents Telesfor Lopez 29 July 1974 and his mother Manuelita Lopez 24 Jan 1968. He is survived by his son Steve Lopez and wife Veronica of Salt Lake City, Utah; Daughters Lillian Roybal and wife John of Penasco, Carol Anglada and husband Fred of Taos, Lydia Duran and husband Benito of Espanola, Cecilia Gonzales and husband Lawrence of Las Trampas, NM; Sister Clara Lopez of Trampas; Grandchildren Paul Lopez and wife Lynda of Salt Lake City Ut, Gary Lopez of Salt Lake City, Ut. Ralph Roybal and wife Eva of Penasco, Gilbert Roybal of Penasco, David and Luanne Anglada of Las Vegas, NM, Christine Duran of Espanola, Joseph Gonzales and wife Regan of Rogers, Ak, Yvette Gonzales of Trampas and 4 great grandchildren; Aunt Elviria Lopez of Trampas; Sisters-in-law Adela Martinez, Lorraine Atencio, Virginia Atencio all of Dixon, Ramona Fernandez and husband Barolin of Rio Lucio, Maria Inez and husband Jesus of Chimayo; Brothers-in-law Felipe Atencio and wife Eliza of Pueblo, Co and Carlos Atencio of Pueblo, Co. Interment at Las Trampas, NM Catholic Cemetery. 1 Dec 1994 B-3.
42- Rosaura V. Medina, 98, of Arroyo Hondo, NM. Passed away 25 Nov 1994 at Holy Cross Hospital. Preceded in death by her husband (Name not listed). Survived by children Onesimo (Ramona) Herrera of Del Norte, Co, Ernesto (Ernestina) Herrera of Monte Vista, Co, Tony (Odilia) Medina of Arroyo Hondo, Juan (Beatrice) Medina of Arroyo Hondo, Adela (Jim) Smith of Pueblo, Co, Ursula (Leopoldo) Romo of Monte Vista, Co, Beatrice (Felix) Gonzales of Arroyo Hondo, Juanita (Benjamin) Valerio of Arroyo Hondo, Nobella (Elmer) Mondragon of Pueblo, Co; Stepson Manuel Medina and Stepdaughters Bertha Chacon and Rebecca (Amado) Rael. 58 Grand children numerous great grandchildren. Interment at Rael Cemetery. 1 Dec 1994 B-3.
43- Wiiliam C. Stapp, 72, of Llano Quemado, NM passed away 19 Nov 1994 at Holy Cross Hospital. He is survived by his daughter Nancy Stapp of Taos; Brother James Stapp of Fresno, Ca. A former watch maker, Machinist and wood carving artist. Bill Stapp will be remembered as a loving kind and decent man. A memorial service was held at First Presbyterian Church on Saturday Nov 26. 1 Dec 1994 B-3.
44- Donald Joseph Gardner, 67, a craftsman and artist, died Thursday 24 Nov 1994 at his home in Columbia, Ca, after a long illness. Mr. Gardner was born in Longview, Wash, and had lived in Columbia for two years. He had previously lived in Taos, NM for 40 years. Mr. Gardner was self employed, designing and building fine furniture. He served in the Army from 1946 to 1948. Survived by his wife Louise Gardner of Columbia, Ca; Sons Joshua Gardner, Thaddeus Gardner, both of Sonora, Ca, and Benjamin Gardner of New Mexico; Daughter and son-in-law Claudia and Eric Davis of Stent, Ca.; Grandchildren Jaquelyn Davis and Clay Vanderhoop of New Mexico. 8 Dec 1994 A-15.
45- Harry S. Kuykendall, 79, of Tres Piedres, NM passed away on 1 Dec 1994 at his residence. Survived by his wife Rae; Sons Roy Dale (Kay) and Gene Boyd (Georgia) of Tres Piedres; Sister Ana Lee McGinnis. 5 grandchildren and 8 great grand children. Interment at Tres Piedres Cemetery. 8 Dec 1994 A-15.
46- Juanita "Jenny" Martinez passed away at her residence in Taos, NM 29 Nov 1994. Survived by her husband Roberto of Taos; Daughter Eleanor (Ben) Cardenas of Santa Fe; Son Robert A. (Molly) Martinez; Mother Esther Vargas of Taos. 5 grandchildren and 1 grandson. She was the sister of Fabola Olivas, Felix Vargas, Ernesto Vargas, Robert Vargas, Amy Crites and Henry Vargas. Interment at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. 8 Dec 1994 A-15.
47- Lucy Gallgos, 71, of Questa, NM passed away at Corpus Christi, Texas 27 Nov 1994. She is survived by her husband Jose Gallegos Her father Felix Sanchez; Sons Lorenzo (Rosemary) Gallegos, Bennie (Rita) Gallegos; Daughters Rose Maria Gallegos, Naomi Gallegos, Loretta (Tom) Huff; Brothers Herman Cordova and Rudy Sanchez. 8 Dec 1994 A-15.
48- Rodolfo Lopez, 85, of Rodarte, NM passed away 30 Nov 1994 at St. Vincent Hospital Santa Fe, NM. He was preceded in death by son Alfredo Lopez. He is survived by wife Luisa Lopez; Children Ernesto (Elizabeth) Lopez, Isaac (Michico) Lopez, Chester (Nolvelta) Lopez, Pauline (George) Mascarenas, Gloria (Pete) Contrerras, Rose (Dan) Clark, Patricia (Gene) Saccman, Dr. Jose (Funda) Lopez, Estevan (Suzanne) Lopez, Dr. Gabriel (Carry) Lopez, Dr. Leonora Lopez. 13 Grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Interment at El Camposanto de Santa Barbara. 8 Dec 1994 A-15.
49- Rose Archuleta, 72, of Questa, NM. Passed away 28 Nov 1994 at St. Luke's Presbyterian Hospital, Denver, Co. She is survived by her husband Raymundo Archuleta; Daughters Lucille (Charlie) of Questa, Patsy (Jim) Kennedy of Los Vegas, Nevada; Son Ray (Betty) Archuleta of Denver, Co. Brothers Finian Cisneros, Adelmo Cisneros of Questa and Nick Cisneros of Las Vegas, Na. 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Interment at the Rael Cemetery. 8 Dec 1994 A-15.
50- Alan Geoffery James, 52, passed away at his home Friday 9 Dec 1994 at 11:15 PM due to complications of the AIDS virus. He is survived a sister Valerie James of Ojai, Ca; Brothers Ronald James; His companion David Fredericks of Taos and close friend Steve Torres also of Taos. Alan was born in San Francisco, then moved to Colo in 1969. He and David moved to Taos in 1987 where Alan owned an antique print business in the Cabot Plaza mall. Steve Torres now runs the business at the Taos Rendevous Flea Market. Memorial Services will be held Sunday 18 Dec 1994 at his home in El Prado. 15 Dec 1994 A-12.
51- Arquin "Larkie" Trujillo, 44, passed away late Thursday evening 10 Nov 1994. Beloved husband and father. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Lourdes Trujillo and daughter Leanne Trujillo of the family home; Daughter and son-in-law Bernadette and Charles Miller of Las Vegas, Nv; Mother Carlotta Trujillo of Taos. Preceded in death by his Father Meliton Trujillo in 1993. He was currently employed at the University Hospital in the Food and Nutrition Department. He served in the United States Army during the Viet Nam War and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was born and raised in Taos, NM and moved to Albuq in 1973. Interment was at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. 15 Dec 1994 A-12.
52- Denise Phyllis Perraglio, 31, lifelong resident of Ojo Caliente, NM. Passed Away Friday evening 2 Dec 1994 as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Denise was an honor student throughout her college years and was a graduate of UNM. Upon graduation from UNM she entered into public relation for the State of New Mexico. She hosted National Dignitaries such as President George Bush, she was a planner for Governor Gary Caruthers inaugural ball. She transferred to the West Coast and worked for a broker and later with California Attorney Dennis Roberts. She relocated to Taos, NM and was presently working with the Dennis Sanchez Law Firm. Preceded in death by her father Phillip Perraglio 19 Nov 1990, her fiance Larry Trujillo 9 Sept 1994 and an uncle Pete Jaramillo in May of 1993. She is survived by her Mother Tillie Perraglio of Ojo Caliente; Brother and his finance Enrico Perraglio and Bonita Burkheimer of Ojo Caliente; Uncles Kenneth Perraglio and wife Pat of La Mesilla, Ronald Perraglio and wife Martha of La Mesilla, Roger Perraglio and wife Jeri of La Cueva, Manuel Jaramillo and wife Alice of Santa Fe, Fermin Jaramillo and wife Teresa and Armando Jaramillo and wife Erlinda both of Ojo Caliente; Aunt Bernie Jaramillo of Espanola. Interment at the Ojo Caliente Catholic Cemetery. 15 Dec 1994 A-12.
53- Locadia Quintana, 69, of Cerro, New Mexico passed away 8 Dec 1994. She is survived by her husband Melesio; Children Irma (Meliton) Cisneros, Carol (Flavio) Cisneros, Leann Arredondo all of Colo, Jose (Mollie) Quintana, Laurie (Michael) Montoya, Kathy (Jerry) Gutierrez, Dale (Sandra) Quintana, Arnold (Marlene) Quintana all of Cerro, NM. 15 Grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Her son Floyd preceded her in death on May 1977.15 Dec 1994 A-12.
54- Henschke, Elsa I,84, died 17 Nov 1004. Born in Utica, Ny. Survived by sisters Ema H. Bowman of Brockport, Ny and Dora H. Pugh of Debary, Fla. Several nieces and nephews. Best friend Marrkene Adair of Taos. He became a resident of Taos in 1965, after 30 years of teaching at Lake Forest Country Day School, Lake Forest, Ill. Employed for 10 years at Taos Book Store and as a private tutor. Memorial service planned for June 1995. 29 Dec 1994 A-12.
55- Maria Lucero, 94, of Arroyo Seco passed away 23 Dec 1994 in Santa Fe. She is survived by her son Julian Lucero of Arroyo Seco. 7 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 1 great great grand daughter. Interment at the Arroyo Seco, NM Cemetery 29 Dec 1994 A-12.
56- Maria Lucia Casias de Romo, 60, Hija de los finados Felipe Casias y Paulina Sandoval de Casias paso a mejor vida y acompana su hermanita Carmen Maestas que fallecio el mes pasado de Noviembre. Esposa, Madre, Abuelia y Bisabuelita apesar que deseamos con nosotros Dio prefirio que le adormaras el reino de los cielos con tu sonrisa. She is survived by her husband Alberto Romo; Children Viola Romo, Pauline Vigl, Ruby Mondragon, Merlyn Martinez, Albert (Violanda) Romo, Tony (Roberta) Romo, Raymond (Priscilla) Romo, James Romo and Nelson Mondragon. 12 nietos and 4 bisnietos. Brothers Manuel (Emma) Casias, Abran (Epimenia) Casias, Elias (Cordilia) Casias, Jake (Jaco) Casias and brother-in-law Eloy Maestas; Sisters Elaisa Valerio and Agustina (Sam) Lucero. Burial at Nasareno Cemetery. 29 Dec 1994 A-12.
By Alberto Vidaurre 2 Dec 2010