1982 
Obituaries and Articles
Compiled by Marcena Thompson
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Las Cruces
Jan. 1, 1982

DUARTE
The Rev. Manuel DUARTE, died Wed. He was a long time priest at the Dona Ana Catholic Church. Ordained May 23, 1959. He was chaplain at Hotel Dieu Hospital in El Paso. Feb. 1971 he become pastor of Our Lady of Purification Catholic Church in Dona Ana until he retired. Rosary at St. Generieve’s Catholic Church. Burial at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in El Paso. survived by one sister, Gabriela DUARTE; and one brother, Don Miguel DUARTE, both of Costa Rico. Getz Funeral Home.
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FINCH
Ellis L. FINCH, 69, died Sat. Getz Funeral Home. Services at Seventh-day Adventist Church near Three Crossed. Other services at later date at Bessemer, Ala. Survived by his wife, Lenora; one son, Ellis FINCH of Atlanta, GA, and two sisters, Mylene F. HARDEN and Edith F. KIKER, both of Bessemer, Ala. He was a member of the National Press Photographers Ass’n, Sigma Delta Chi Society of Professional Journalists. He was the former chief photographer for the Las Cruces Sun-News.
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Hatch

RUSSELL
Jordan RUSSELL, 78 , of Hatch who died Thur. at his home. Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Concord, NC. Survived by his wife Mary RUSSELL of Hatch; one son, Bernard RUSSELL, of Hatch; two sisters, Elma ALEXANDER and Lola RUSSELL, both of Concord, NC. Getz Funeral Home.
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Dona Ana

VALLEZ
Jose M. VALLEZ, 84 of Dona Ana died Thur. Getz Funeral Home. Burial at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Survived by one son, Max VALLEZ of Los Angeles, Ca; three daughters, Minnie BARELA, of Dona Ana, Rachel CARRILLO and Juanita LUJAN, both of Las Cruces; two brothers, Santiago VALLEZ of San Isrido, Mexico and Henry VALLEY of Las Cruces; two sisters, Anita TORRES of Las Cruces; Francis TELLEZ of Fremont, Ca; 20 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
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Las Cruces
Jan. 3, 1982

GLUCK
Morris GLUCK, died Fri. GLUCK operated the Fair Store and vice president of M. J. and G. corp., a firm which holds Arby’s fast food franchises in Gallup, Roswell and Hobbs. Graham Mortuary Chapel. Interment at Masonic Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Helen; two daughters, Margaret of Mesa, AZ; and Linda Ann of Albuquerque; one son, Jay Allen of Roswell; two brothers, Bernard, of Las Cruces, Alex of El Paso; one sister Mrs. Edith KALLMAN of Las Cruces, one grandchild.
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MILLER
Charlie R. MILLER, 76, died Dec. 31. Born May 1, 1905 in Kingman, AZ, married March 5, 1932 in Clovis to Velva E. Robertson. Worked as a machinist for the US Navy at White Sands Missile Range for 20 years, retiring in 1970. Member of Order of the Elks Lodge 1119 in Las Cruces. Active in the Three Crosses Travel Club and Dona Ana Camera Club. Graham’s Mortuary Chapel. Interment at Memorial Gardens. Survived by his wife, Velva; one son, R. Stanley MILLER, of Las Cruces; one daughter, Daisy Lee CORGAN, of Las Cruces; one sister, Alta TUTT of San Clemente, Ca; one brother, Joe MILLER of Kingman, AZ; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
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Las Cruces
Jan 4, 1982

EASSON
James H. EASSON, 68 of 300 S. Weinreich Rd. died Friday. Former owner of Mason and Mills Auto Parts Co. Alanta, Mich. WW2 Veteran. Survived by his wife, Fay D. EASSON of Las Cruces; a daughter, Judith VANN of Blue Water, NM, two sons, Wm. "Buzz" EASSON of Las Cruces and James H. EASSON Jr., of N. Hollywood, CA.

Harding-Orr McDaniel Montana Chapel in El Paso. Interment at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery with military honors.
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Las Cruces
Jan. 5, 1982

Carlsbad

PETERSON
Mack D. PETERSON, 68, died Dec. 30, 1981. Funeral services were conducted Sat. morning at graveside in the Carlsbad cemetery with rites accorded by members of IOOF Eddy Lodge 21 and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Denton Funeral Home. Survived by his wife Barthold PETERSON; five sons; Bob of Stockton, CA; Jerry of Organ, Don and David, both of Carlsbad and Larry of Anthony; one daughter, Cheri WALKER of Carlsbad; three brothers, Cecil of Sonora, CA, Jack of Sacramento, Ca, and Walter of Las Cruces, 24 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren.
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Las Cruces
Jan 6, 1982

SLEEVER
Helen Anita SLEEVER, 69, of 2255 Avalon, died Tue. at Memorial General Hospital. Graham’s Mortuary. Burial at Masonic Cemetery. Survivors include husband Albert E. SLEEVER; one son Bob of Las Cruces; one brother, George Barker of Newark, NY and three grandchildren. Pallbearers are Ajax SIMPSON, Art BEERS, Ray BONNER, Bobby MELTON, Bernie SCHAFFER and Bob SLEEVER.
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NEAL
Myrtle L. NEAL, 69, of 100 E. Idaho, died Tues. at Memorial General Hospital. Graveside Funeral at Masonic Cemetery. Survived by her mother, Delma KAY of San Antonio, TX, one son, Walter NEAL of Albuquerque; two daughters, Norma CHILDERS and Becky LAUTEREACH, both of Las Cruces; three brothers, Nelvin B. BROOKS of Mc Caney, TX and Edward E. BROOKS of Denver, Colo.
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Las Cruces
Jan 7, 1982

CASILLAS
Juan CASILLAS, 65, 701 May in Las Cruces, died Tue. burial at Masonic Cemetery. Survived by his wife, Epifania, four sons, Benjamin of Mexico, Francisco of Las Cruces, Aureliano and Rito both of Dallas, TX, seven daughters, Romelia MORALES, Manuela TENA, Dora TENA, Reyes LUJAN all of Chihuahua, Mex. , Maria MARQUEZ, Mercia CASILLAS and Virginia CASILLAS, all of Las Cruces, 29 grandchildren. Getz Funeral Home.
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HILL
Columbus HILL, 69, of 1023 Juniper Ave. died Tue. Getz Funeral Home. Burial at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Survived by his wife, Alice HILL of Las Cruces; two brothers, Claude HILL of Mannford, OK and Henry HILL of Sapulpa, OK; two sisters, Opal DAVIS of Muskogee, OK, and Mary BOONE of Mannford, OK.
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MASSEY
Charles A. MASSEY, 73, of 1519 E. Idaho, died Tue. Lived here 30 years and retired for civil service at White Sands Missile Range. Cremation has taken place and there will be no services. Survived by three sisters and one aunt in Illinois.
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Deming

HACKETT
Herbert C. HACKETT, 78 of 3011 S. Ninth St. died Wed. Born Oct. 4, 1903 in Hart, Mich. and a retired fruit grower. Survived by his wife Mildred. Cremation took place and no services are planned. Wheeler Mortuary.
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Hatch
Jan 8, 1982

ERICKSON
Ernest ERICKSON,66, of Hatch died . Funeral services at graveside at the Garden of Memories in Hatch. Survived by his wife, Claudia ERICKSON, son, Erick CAMPENELLI of Boston, Mass; one daughter, Bonita MUNA of Ca. two sisters, Vivian CONNORS and Ruth HUFF both of CA., two grandchildren. Pallbearers are Weldon NORVELL, Richard FLORES, Donny TIBES, Randy LACK, Joe Paul LACK and Randy OLIVER.
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Deming
Jan 8, 1982

UZUETA
Eligio UZUETA, of 306 S. Ruby died Thur. Funeral arrangements are pending with Wheeler Mortuary. Born, Nov. 8, 1906 in Janos, Chihuahua, Mex. He and his son owned The Deming Pastry Shop. Interment at Mt. View Cemetery. Survived by son Richard UZUETA; five brothers, Jesus , Robert and Luis all of Deming, and Luis LECHUGA and Pedro LECHUGA of Chamberino; three sisters. Chuy GRIEGO of Chamberino, Kate LECHUGA of Anthony and Lupe ORTEGA of Ca., five grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Preceded in death by his wife, Navora and sister, Maria RAMOS.
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Las Cruces
Jan 11, 1982

McMAHAN
Ora B. McMAHAN, 72, of 5800 Stern Dr. died Sat in El Paso, TX. Graham’s Mortuary. Burial at Masonic Cemetery. Survived by a daughter, Sandra POUND of Denham Springs , LA; two sons, Harold McMAHAN of Glendale, AZ and Jerry McMAHAN of Las Cruces, brother, Homer BUCHANAN of Ft. Worth, TX, sister, Bessie McMAHAN of Elk City, OK, three grandchildren. Pallbearers, Orville McMAHAN, Ellis McMAHAN, Roy McMAHAN, Edwin BUCHANAN, Don BUCHANAN and Leland BUCHANAN.
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LOYA
John J. LOYA, 70, of Conenaugh, PA, died Sat in Las Cruces. He was a retired letter carrier. The body will be sent to Makucham Funeral Home in Conemaugh for funeral services and burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Survived by his wife, Lucille; son and daughter. Graham’s Mortuary for local arrangements.
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Deming

PARRA
Tommy MARTINEZ PARRA, 18 of 750 San Miguel died Sat. He was born Jan. 3, 1964 in Deming and was a sophomore at Deming High School. He was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Wheeler Mortuary Chapel. Burial at Mt. View Cemetery. Survived by his parents, Roy and Josie PARRA; four brothers, Roy, Jr., henry, Danny and Gilbert PARRA all of Deming; seven sisters, Alice SIDES, Margaret PARRA, Sally PARRA, Lorrine PARRA and Melissa PARRA, all of Deming, Bertha TAYLOR of Ft. Hood, TX and Yoland GARCIA of San Jose, Ca., two grandfathers, Carmen PARRA of Las Cruces, Mateo MARTINEZ of Columbus. Brother Arthur preceded him in death in 1976.
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Berino
Jan. 12, 1982

BUSTILLOS
Seferina A. BUSTILLOS, 92, of Berino died Sun. in El Paso. Getz Funeral Home. Burial at Berino Cemetery. Survived by two sons, Roman BUSTILLOS and Juan ARGUELLES both of Berino, one daughter, Rosa BUSTILLOS of Berino; 29 grandchildren; 77 great-grandchildren, 10- great great- grandchildren. Pallbearers, Alvino CARBAJAL, Sammy BUSTILLOS, Cohn BUSTILLOS, Ramon BERZOZA, and Bill SAMUELS all grandsons.
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Deming
Jan 14, 1982

CRAWFORD
Blanche W. CRAWFORD, 88, died Sun. Born Dec. 7, 1893 at Towanda, Pa. and had lived in Deming since July 1981, moving here from NY. She was a retired nurse with the Salvation Army. Survived by two sons, C. Frank HAFLETT of Deming and Ernest J. HAFLETT of Elmira, NY; one daughter, Luella BACON of Syracuse, NY, two sisters, Lillian HORTON and Alice WINTERS; one brother, Wm. WILCOX. The body was sent to James D. Barrett Funeral Home in Elmira, NY for interment. Wheeler Mortuary in charge of Local arrangements.
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Las Cruces
Jan. 14, 1982

AVALOS
Mary Lou AVALOS, 59, died Tue. Getz Funeral Home Chapel. Burial at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. survived by her husband, Eliseo A.; two daughter, Mary Jane and Sylvia both of Las Cruces; one brother, Gabriel ARREOLA of L. A., CA,; two sisters, Victoria ONTIVEROS of Juarez, Mex. and Maria SILVA of Acamdoro, Mex.
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WEINRICK
George WEINRICK, 72, died in Albuquerque. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America, a member of the Moose Lodge, and served as secretary-treasurer of the Elks Lodge 1119 in the 1970’s. He started a fire extinguisher firm, retiring in 1975 after selling the business. In 1977 he started the Consolidated Ambulance Service. Graham’s Chapel. Interment at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Survived by his wife, Dorothy; six sons, Donald, Ronald, and David of Las Cruces, Bobby and Jimmy of Belen and Marvin of Phoenix, AZ, a daughter, Donna Jean MILLER of Altuna, PA and eight grandchildren.
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Las Cruces
Jan. 17, 1982

GONZALES
Rudolf GONZALES, 52, 1115 Jett Ave. died Fri. Retired from Law Enforcement. He started his police career with the city of Las Cruces and joined the state police in 1955. He was appointed sheriff of Dona Ana County in 1965 and served in that capacity until 1970. He also served as magistrate judge and as chief of police in Lordsburg. Member of Knights of Columbus. Received an associate degree in police science from NMSU. Graham’s Mortuary. burial at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Survived by his wife, Ramona; one daughter, Jessica Lynne GONZLAES of Tokette Falls, OR.; one son, Randolf Dwayne GONZALES of Las Cruces, two sisters, Emma RODRIGUEZ of Las Cruces and Yolnda CAVAVAJAL of Bakersfield, Ca; one brother, Raymond BANAGES of the armed forces in Germany and his mother, Antonia BANAGES of Las Cruces.
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Deming
Jan. 19, 1982

JULLIAN
May Hazel JULLIAN died Thur. She was born Aug. 5, 1908 in Brooklyn NY, moved to Deming from NJ. She was a retired Registered Nurse. Cremation. Wheeler Mortuary. survived by nephew, Andrew JULLIAN of El Paso, TX, two nieces, Edith Romelono of Mass. and Loretta Lambert of NH. she was preceded in death by a sister, Olive Dorcas JULLIAN in Dec. 1980.
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HERNANDEZ
Bernarda HERNANDEZ, 96, died Sat. at her daughter’s home in Columbus. She was born Nov. 6, 1885, in Mex. Burial at Palomas Cemetery. Survived by three sons, Guadalupe HERNANDEZ of Deming, Enrique and Luis HERNANDEZ of Bagdad, AZ; five daughters; Camila ESPINOZA of Mex. Paz EStrADA of Las Cruces, Inocencia ALVARADO of Phoenix, AZ. Higinia MARTINEZ of Columbus and Elena VIGUERIA of Aguila, AZ, 33 grandchildren, 106 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great grandchildren.
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Las Cruces

BENBZIUNAS
Bertha R. BENBZIUNAS, 67, of 744 W. Court died Sun. at her home. Graham’s Chapel. Interment at Masonic Cemetery. Survived by her husband, John, one son, Anthony of Pacifica, Ca; two daughters, Anne PORTER of Panama City, FL, Christina CAMPBELL of Louisville, KY; one sister, Val MONROE of Oakland, Ca, and three grandchildren.
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Deming
Jan 21, 1982

McCOLLAUM
John Lowell McCOLLAUM, 59, died Tue. He lived at Rt. 2, Box 307, east of Deming. Born Nov. 6, 1922 in Carlsbad, reared in the Guadalupe Mt. and graduated from Carlsbad High School in 1941. He was in the Marine Corps and a veteran of WW2, having made four "D" Days in the Pacific Theater; Mariana Island, Saipan, Tinian, and Iwo Jima. Received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education at Eastern NMU at Portales. He served as industrial arts teacher and principal at Carrizozo, and later as principal at Estancia High School and Jemez Valley High School at Jemez Pueblo. 1979 he moved to Deming where he was an auto mechanics instructor at Deming High School and a member of NM Education Association, National Education Association and lifetime member of PTA. Also 25 year amateur radio operator. Wheeler Mortuary Chapel. Interment at Mt. View Cemetery. Survivors, wife, Joyce; three sons, Dean of Oregon City, OR; John of Santa Rosa and Brian of Deming; daughter, Eva McCOLLAUM of Socorro; his mother, Opal G. McCOLLAUM of Carlsbad; two brothers, Ben and Kenneth, both of Carlsbad; sister, Ola StrATTEN of High Roll, NM.
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Las Cruces

CHAVEZ
Julian R. CHAVEZ, formerly of Las Cruces, died Jan. 18 in Los Angeles, Va. Born in Las Cruces on April 21, 1890 and worked for furniture stores here and El Paso. he owned and operated a furniture store in Clifton, AZ, until retirement in 1962, when he moved to CA. Survived by one son, Loui; two brothers, Manuel J. CHAVEZ and A. V. "Doc" CHAVEZ of Las Cruces, one sister, Nellie LOYA of El Paso.
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Las Cruces
Jan. 22, 1982

trACY
Edna Mae trACY, 72, died Tue. Burial at Masonic Cemetery with members of the Order of Eastern Star #20 chapter conducting rites at graveside. She taught school 39 years in Dona Ana and Las Cruces schools. Graduated Central State University in Edmond, OK., member of OES Chapter 20, the SOOB #40 a member of National Education Association, New Mexico Education Association and a charter member of Kappa Kappa Iota sorority. survived by her husband, Stuart B. trACY, one son, David A. trACY of Los Angeles, CA. Getz Funeral Home.
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BRYANT
Jackie G. BRYANT, 63, died Wed. She lived at 1909 Calle de Suenos. Getz Funeral Home. Survivors include her husband, George E.; mother, Mary Frances HAMACHER of Las Cruces, two daughters, Martha S. BRYANT of Amarillo, TX, and Nancy R. BRYANT of Albuquerque; two sisters, Sara A YRRINGTON of Las Cruces and Mary S. CRAIG of Chicago, ILL.
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Deming

PENA
Mary S Allison PENA, 59 died Wed. She was born Dec. 14, 1922 at Hurley and a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Lorenzo PENA in 1973. Burial at Mt. View Cemetery. Survived by two sons, Frank and Pete of Deming, four daughters, Terry (Mrs. Joe) PRIETO and Lupe PENA of Deming, Virginia S. OTELO of El Paso, and Mary Lou PENA of Juarez, Mex., two brothers, Willie ALLISON of Deming and Lorenzo ALLISON of Silver City; four sisters, Nora trEJO, Rosie Gallegos of Las Cruces, Margaret CAStrO of San Bernardino, Ca, and Virginia StrATMAN of Los Angeles; 15 grandchildren and three g-grandchildren.
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Deming
Jan 22, 1982

SCHULZ
Frederick Martheine SCHULZ, 53 of 610 1/2 S. Gold Ave. died Tue. He was born Nov. 14, 1927 in Brooklyn, NY and had been a teacher in both private and public schools. Wheeler Mortuary. Interment at Union Cemetery in Lincoln. ILL. Survived by three bothers, Arthur H. of Berkeley, Ca, George T. of Staten Island, NY, and Charles G. of Palo Alto, Ca.
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HERRING
Bois Bell HERRING, 79, of 3802 Westview Ave. died Tue. Burial at Ridge Cemetery at Mesquite. Graham’s Funeral Home.
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Hobbs
Jan. 25, 1982

SHORTES
Robert Lee SHORTES, 94, of Hobbs, died Sat. Longtime resident of Las Cruces and retired rancher moving to Hobbs in 1975. Graham’s Chapel. Burial at Hillcrest memorial Gardens. Survived by three daughters, Mrs. Beryl REED of Hobbs, Mrs. Hugh STEPHENS of Las Cruces, and Mrs. Louis FOLK of Seminole, TX; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, one great great grandchild.
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Dona Ana

HAZEL
Frank C. HAZEL, 78, of Don Ana died Sat. Getz Funeral Chapel. Interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. survived by his wife, Ruth C.; two daughters, Ruth OVERGARD of Cheyenne, WY; and Irene HARRIS of Covina, Ca; one brother, Lawrence HAZEL of Titusville, FL; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Member of Knights of Columbus.
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Deming

ROMERO
Andres ROMERO, Jr. 49, of 1420 Roswell St. died Sat.. Born June 29, 1932 in Tome. NM and was an Army Vet. of WW2. Moved to Deming in 1968 and was employed by Southern Pacific RR for 25 years. Wheeler Mortuary Chapel.. Burial at Mt. View Cemetery with Veteran honors. Survived by his wife, Peggy; two sons, Richard ROMERO and Carl P. REIDER of Deming; three daughters, Doris MARQUEZ of Santa Rosa, Cynthia and Lisa ROMERO, both of Deming; three brothers, Nolberto, Juan and Toby ROMERO of Tome; one sister; Virginia CHAVEZ of Belen and three grandchildren. Preceded in death by a son, Leroy in 1975 and daughter, Gloria in 1981.
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MAJORS
Hugh G. MAJORS, 92, formerly of 700 Clark St. died Sat. Born Nov 23, 1889 in Hendersonville, KY and was a retired truck driver. WW2 Veteran and a life member of American Legion Post 139 in Sullivan, Ind. Came to Deming from Indianapolis, Ind. Wheeler Mortuary. Burial at Ft. Bayard National Cemetery with military honors. Survived by his wife, Myrtle MAJORS.
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Mesilla Park
Jan. 26, 1982

EMERY
Phillip York EMERY, 13 of Mesilla Park died Sun. in El Paso, Attended Allen Alpha School and City College, , the Mesilla Park Elementary School and Zia Junior High School where he was a member of the Honor Society. Member of the Boy Scout Troop 70 and held ranks of Star Scout and Order of the Arrow. Graham’s Chapel. Burial at Ft. Bliss in El Paso, TX. Survived by his parents, Ann and Charles EMERY of Mesilla Park; two sisters, Laura MARTINEZ of Cuba, NM; Nancy EMERY-SCHLEPPHORST of St. Louis, MO; brother, Charles E. EMERY of Mesilla Park; maternal grandparents, Jessie A. SORRELLS of Las Cruces and Fred SORRELLS of Valdosta, GA; paternal grandmother, Clara LUNDStrOM of Sparta, NJ.
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Las Cruces
Jan 28, 1982

ROYBAL
Helen P. ROYBAL, 85, of 2905 E. Missouri, died Tue. Getz Funeral Home. burial at St. Joseph’s cemetery. Survived by one sister, Jacinta PADILLA of Las Cruces and many nieces and nephews. Pallbearers; Ralf RIVAS, Conrad TALAMANTEZ, Paul MACEDO, David MARTINEZ, Fuflo Le DESMA, Vern BECK, Greeley MYERS and Roy TARANGO.
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Caballo

WALLACE
Alice L. WALLACE, 69, of PO Box 13 of Caballo died Tue. Getz Funeral Home. Interment at Caballo Cemetery. Survived by one son, Charles HANCOCK of Las Cruces; one daughter, Carolyn SHEPPERD of Snobomish, WA; three sisters, Ione DILLON, Ruth WILLS and Ellen DOUGLAS all of Phoenix, AZ; four grandchildren; one great grandchild.
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CORDOVA
Ramon L. CORDOVA, 52 of 2015 Austin, died Tue. in El Paso. Getz Funeral Home. Interment at Garden of Memories at Hatch. survived by his wife, Aurora; one son, Armando of Phoenix, AZ; two daughters, Minerva CORDOVA and Veronica CORDOVA of Las Cruces; three brothers, Juan and Felipe of Rodey and Quirin of Tucson, AZ; two sisters, Josephina SERNA of Tortugas and Celia FLORES of Las Cruces.
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Deming

FOLKMIRE
Wm. Edward FOLKMIRE, 85 of 3018 Socorro, died Wed. Born Feb 2, 1896 in Battle Creek, MI and retired in 1961 as a machinist for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Moved to Deming in 1964 from Pittsburgh, PA. Wheeler Mortuary Chapel. Interment at Mt. View Cemetery. Survivors are wife, Catherine ; two sons, Jack W. of Pittsbnurg, PA and Rick of Moab, UT; two daughters, Roberta BABCOCK of Battle Creek; Patricia RITTER OF HONOLULU, HAWAII; one sister, Elizabeth Scott of Los Angeles, Ca; 10 grandchildre4n and two great grandchildren.
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BASCH
Bea Abbie Martin BAUSCH, 76 of 800 W. Buckeye, died Tue. Born Oct 11, 1905 in Newark, NJ. and came to Deming 30 years ago. Cremation. Survived by two sons, Sgt. Rick of Detroit, MI; and Randy of Rangely, Colo; one daughter, Deborah MONTEITH of Fairfax, VA and four grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Edward in March 1979. Wheeler Mortuary.
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Las Cruces
Jan. 31, 1982

BRADLEY
Harry C. BRADLEY, 95 of 603 N. Alameda Blvd. died. Been a resident since 1917 and retired chief clerk in the land office, Dept. of the Interior. Served with the US government in Panama from 1912 to 1914 in construction of the Panama Canal. Member of Aggie Booster Club, Knights of Columbus, Retired Federal Employees, National Federation of Federal Employees and Panama Canal Society of FL. Was one of the founders of the Bulldog Club, organized to help promote sports at Las Cruces High School. Grahams Mortuary. Burial at Masonic Cemetery. survived by two sons, James of Roswell, and Charles of Anaheim CA; eight grandchildren; one great grandchild.
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BOOBAR
Ruth BOOBAR, 68, 100 E. Idaho Ave. died Fri. Resident since 1955. Graham’s Mortuary. Burial at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Survived by her husband, Ross; one daughter, Marie ANDERSON of Mesilla Park; one brother, Ralph WERNER of Wilborn, Minn; one sister, Lella KRUGER of Walnut Creek, Ca and one grandchild.
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Las Cruces
Feb. 1, 1982

NUNEZ
Dan NUNEZ, 44 of Las Cruces was killed early Sat.. in a one-vehicle accident west of Roswell. He was a native of Picacho, NM and graduate of NMSU. Funeral Mass at St. Jude’s Catholic Church at San Patricio, NM. Hamilton Funeral Home in Alamogordo. Interment at Picacho Cemetery. Survived by his parents, R. C. and Lucinda NUNEZ of the Border Hill Ranch at Picacho; his wife, Margie; three children; Paige, Torrie and Jodie NUNEZ all of Las Cruces; brothers, R. C. Jr., of San Luis Obispo, CA, Waldo of Gallup, Fred and Larry both of Las Cruces; and Andrew of Roswell, sisters; Patsy SANCHEZ of Carrizozo, Annie JENKS of Eunice, Frances NUNEZ of Las Cruces, Carolyn WAGES of Picacho.
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BRADLEY
Harry C. BRADLEY, 95 of 603 N. Alameda Blvd. died Sat. Graham’s Mortuary. Burial at Masonic Cemetery.
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Hatch
Feb. 1, 1982

COBLE
Barbara COBLE, 62, of Hatch died Sat. Hamilton Funeral Home in Alamogordo with interment at Monte Vista Cemetery. Survived by her husband, Clifford; one daughter, Sandra SESSOM of Ft. Sumner; one son, Johnny of Las Cruces; one sister, Ruby MELTON of Alamogordo; step mother, Mabel STONE of Alamogordo and four grandchildren.
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Las Cruces
Feb. 2, 1982

LEMON
Charles B. LEMON, 65, of 616 N. Dyne, died Sun. Funeral arrangements are pending with Graham’s Mortuary. Born May 2, 1916 in Madrid, NM, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. LEMON. Graduate of Paseo High School in Kansas City, MO and attended the U of NM and Highlands University, with bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the latter. 1942, joined the USAF and served as a pilot with Troupe Carrier Command, spending 19 months in the South Pacific. Discharged in 1945. Basketball coach at Espanola and leaving the coaching field became assistant superintendent of the Espanola Municipal School System. 1956 moved to Santa Fe, employed with Traffic Safety Commission for two years, joined the state dept. of Ed. School Bus Transportation Div. retiring in 1975 after 8 years. Presented the Distinguished Service to Safety Award. Survived by his wife, Mary; daughter, Mrs. Robert (Mona) MORALES of Las Cruces; two grandsons. Preceded in death by a brother, Chad E. of Albuquerque.
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GRIESEL
George H. GRIESEL, 73 of 1505 La Fonda, died Mon. Cremation, Survived by his wife, Margaret; and bother Ted GRIESEL of Houston, TX. Graham’s Mortuary.
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Deming

GARDNER
Ina Olena GARDNER, 92 died Fri. Born Sept. 1, 1889 in Spartensburg, PA and moved to Deming last July. Local survivors are, son, Jerry GARDNER. Wheeler Mortuary.
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Rincon
Feb. 5, 1982

CASEBOLT
Boyd L. CASEBOLT, 67, died Thur. Born Oct. 24, 1914 in Spigler, OK and was an Army Veteran of WW2. Employee of Santa Fe Railroad. Member of VFW and of the Order of Cootties. Wheeler Mortuary. Burial at MT View Cemetery with military honors. Survived by one daughter, Linda MAUER of Las Cruces; sister, Bettie GIONFRIDDO of New Britain, Conn, seven grandchildren.
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Deming
Feb. 5, 1982

CATHEY
Minnie Ella CATHEY, 90 died Tue. Born Dec. 25, 1891 in Belton, TX and moved to Luna Co. 33 years ago. She and her late husband, Merriott "Jack" ranched in the Cooke Peak area. Wheeler Mortuary, interment at Mt. View Cemetery. Survived by a son, Chester D. CATHEY; two daughters, Bernice CASTLE and Lena THARP, all of Deming; one brother, W. W. Burriss Jr. of Belton, TX, one sister, Mrs. F. H. HERRINGTON of Belton; six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
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DAVIS
Iva Irene DAVIS, 89 formerly of the Sunshine Valley Estates died Wed. Born Feb. 26, 1892 in Uniontown, PA and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Wheeler Mortuary. Committal to be in Brigham City, UT. Survived by a daughter, Mrs. Bill WATSON of Las Cruces and formerly of Deming; son, Howard DAVIS of El Cajon, CA.
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Las Cruces
Feb. 7, 1982

HEMPHILL
H. Y. "Bill" HEMPHILL, 83, of 2170 Desert Circle, died Sat. Born in Murray Co., GA and has resided in Las Cruces since 1961. Retired pharmacist, veteran of WW1 and member of the Masonic Lodge 294 in Kimble, Neb., member of the Scottish Rite Bodies of Las Cruces and Ballut Abyad Shrine Temple in Albuquerque. Graham’s Mortuary. Burial in Crown Hill Cemetery. Survived by his wife, Dell, one son, Paul of Graham, TX; one daughter, Karen HARDWICK of Las Cruces; one sister, Roena HOOVER of PA and three grandchildren.
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ANTHONY
Joseph Paul ANTHONY, 81, 421 Parker Rd died Sat. Resident since 1973, retired heavy equipment engineer. Cremation has taken place. Survived by his wife, Harriette; two daughters, Allene P. MILLER of El Paso and Ruth H. DENIKE of PA.; one son, Thomas B. of PA; one sister, Ella CAMILIE of Upper Derby, PA; 12 grandchildren. Graham’s Mortuary.
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Mesilla
Feb. 7, 1982

CERVANTES
Micaela CERVANTES, 64, Box 124 Mesilla, died Fri. Getz Funeral Home.
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Mesquite
August 26, 1982

URANGA
Vicente URANGA, 86, of 424 N. Mesquite, died in Albuquerque Tue. Graham’s Mortuary. The VFW will have graveside service. burial at San Jose Cemetery with full military honors.
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PARRA
Donicio T. PARRA, 87, of Mesquite died Mon. Getz Funeral Home. burial at Tortugas Cemetery. Survived by a brother, Gabriel ; three sisters, Maria GALAZ, Antonia ARMENDARIZ and Viviana GONZALE all of Las Cruces .
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Las Cruces
August 26, 1982

CLOUGH
John W. CLOUGH of 904 Stull Dr. died Wed. Burial at Masonic Cemetery. survived by his wife, Maria ; two daughters, Jo Ann GILBERT of Clovis and Rhonda SILVERTHORBN of Carlsbad; two brothers, Jackie of Scottsbluff, Neb; Merlin of Baltimore, MD; three sisters, Dorothy KEEN of Phoenix, OR, Ethel MCDANIEL OF Bayard, Neb, and Ferrell ROBERTUS of Scottsbluff and three grandchildren.
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LARSON
Robert P. LARSON, 35, died Tue. Getz Funeral Home. Joined the Las Cruces Police force Oct. 16, 1978. On July 1, 1982 he was appointed senior agent in charge of metro narcotics. Survived by his parents, Robert C. and Ethel of Peshtigo, WIS; one daughter, Kim LARSON of Mesquite; and two sisters, Wendy SIRACOSA of Appleton, WIS and Dollinda LARSON of Phillips, Wis.
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Dona Ana

ESPANA
Bernardo (Benny) ESPANA, 45 of Dona Ana died Mon. at Veterans Admin. Hospital in Albuquerque. Getz Funeral Home. Burial at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Survived by his wife, Grace; mother, Eulialla ESPANA of Las Cruces, three sons, Martin of Las Cruces, James and Jessie of Dona Ana; one daughter, Belinda ESPANA of Dona Ana; two brothers, Joe B. and Johnny both of Las Cruces, five sisters, Maria MADRID of Phoenix, AZ, Susie FRANCO of Stockton, Ca, Lala FRAUSTO of Las Cruces, Ruth RODRIGUEZ of Las Cruces, and Lupe GALVAN or Renton, WA.
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Hatch
August 27, 1982

HAYNER
Wm. Senderling "Sendy" HAYNER, 35 died in an auto accident outside of Lordsburg Wed. Graham’s Mortuary. born in Las Cruces and served in the USN in Vietnam. Graduate of NMSU with a degree in political science. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Burial at Masonic Cemetery. Survived by his father, Wm. F. HAYNER of Las Cruces; three sisters, Star HAYNER of Jackson Hole, Wyo.; Robin HAYNER of Las Cruces, and Faun HAYNER of Las Cruces; and brother, Kim HAYNER of Carlsbad.
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Las Cruces

GRIEGO Elfigo C. Griego, 53 of 1701 N. Valley Dr. died at the Veterans Admin. Hospital in Albuquerque. Burial at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. He was a Korean War veteran and government employee at White Sands Missile Range and Point Mugo, Ca. for 22 years. Later moved to Ruidoso and owned the Skyview Texaco for two years and Chaparral Phillips 66 for six years. Lived in Albuquerque and was in the hospital periodically until last Oct. Survived by his wife, Pauline GRIEGO of Las Cruces, parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elfigo T. GRIEGO of Lincoln; three sons, Elfigo L. GRIEGO of Ruidoso, Eloy LUCERO of Dona Ana and Freddie LUCERO of La Union; three daughters, Carol GRIEGO of Las Cruces, Mrs. Ray (Dolly) MONTOYA of Ruidoso and Priscilla MELENDREZ of Las Cruces; four bothers, Phil, Cippy both of Brighton Colo, Domingo of Hacrenda, Ca, George of Tularsosa; two sisters, Tomacita MIRELES of Lincoln and Mrs. Bilbert (Juanita) SALAS of Tinnie and 12 grandchildren.
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CLOUSER
Michael R. CLOUSER, 19, of 1035 W. Brown died Sun. Getz Funeral Home and interment at Masonic Cemetery. survived by mother, Gloria CLOUSE, brother, John; and three sisters, Ann CLOUSER, Sandra Dee ROSPOLI all of Las Cruces.
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Las Cruces
Sept. 28, 1982

STANDRIDGE
Homer D. STANDRIDGE, 76 of 9401 Butterfield Blvd. died Sun. Lived here 25 years and a retired truck driver. Remains have been taken to San Angelo, TX for graveside services and burial at Fairmount Cemetery. Local arrangements were with Graham’s. Survived by two daughters, Peggy COLCOTE of Los Angeles, Ca, and Jo Nell LAMBETH of Las Cruces; three sons, Bill, Lloyd of Las Cruces and Albert of Monahans, TX, 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren.
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GREEN
Angela P. GREEN, 42 of 1912 N. Alameda, died Fri. Getz Funeral Home, interment at St. Joseph’s cemetery. Survivors include four sons, Michael of Amarillo, TX, Ricky, Shepherd 111 and Robert all of Las Cruces; two daughters, Leticia GREEN, and Colleen GREEN, both of Las Cruces; parents, Jose and Eulaia PEREZ of Butterfield Park; four brothers, Basilil PEREZ of Montana, Joe PEREZ of Amarillo, Raymond PEREZ of San Diego, Ca, and Jessie PEREZ of Las Cruces, seven sisters; Lydia CLARVOE of Gardenia, Ca, Lucy FIELDER, Josie DAVIS and Otilia PEREZ all of Las Cruces, Alicia HOLGUIN of Amarillo, Catalina SMITH and Rosalee PEREZ both of Alamogordo and one grandchild.
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Las Cruces
Oct. 1, 1982

Mc MANIS
Katherine McMANIS, 60 died Thur. Sept. 30, at her home. Getz Funeral Home. Surviving are a son, Chris McMANIS of Chicago, daughter, Mrs. Ann MENTKOWSKI of Milwaukee; brother, Sidney CORBETT of Los Angeles, and three grandchildren. She was a resident for six years, belonged to Women’s Aglow Fellowship and the Lord’s Ranch and was active in Davey Bennett’s Foster Home in Hatch.
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EYER
Edna V. EYER, 85, of 2960 Missouri died Wed. Survived by one daughter, Rogene METZ of Las Cruces; two grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Graveside funeral services at Sun Rise Cemetery in Wahoo, Neb. Getz Funeral Home.
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Las Cruces
Oct. 4, 1982

CHAVEZ
Patricio CHAVEZ, 78, of St. John’s Trailer Park died Sun. burial at Masonic cemetery. Graham’s Mortuary. Survived by wife, Manuela; four daughters, Erlinda C. CROW of Midland, TX, Liria C. HALVORSEN and Elsie c. WEBB both of Las Cruces and Nellie J., JACKSON of Washington, D. C, two sons, E. J. "Chuck", Julian J. of Las Cruces; sister, Mrs. Ellis MONTOYA, of Tor C. 20 grandchildren, 8 g-grandchildren.
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LOUGHRAN
Ellen E. LOUGHRAN, 85, died Sun. Getz Funeral Home, interment at Masonic Cemetery. Survived by two sons, Thomas Lowell of Wichita, KS, and Howard LOUGHRAN of Tulsa, OK. one daughter, Jean L. BRADEN of Las Cruces, 8 grandchildren, 8 g-grandchildren.
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Hatch
Oct. 5, 1982

NUNEZ
Petra A. NUNEZ , 80 of Hatch died Mon. Getz Funeral Home. Interment at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Hatch. Survived by her husband, Tomas F. NUNEZ; two sons, Ramon of Albuquerque and Lupe of Central; three daughters Teresa ALTAMIRANO of Hatch, Cheli CLARK of Safford, AZ, and Toni N. MARTINEZ of Las Cruces; one sister, Maria PENA of Hatch, 23 grandchildren, 17 g-grandchildren.
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SANDELL
Angus SANDELL, 73 highway 70 East, died Sat at Keams Canyon, AZ. Lived here since 1924 and graduated from NMSU. Was a retired WW2, Air Force veteran and member of the Las Cruces Lions Club. Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery. Graham’s Mortuary. Survived by his wife, Hazel, daughter, Catherine SANDELL of Osseo, Minn, two sons, Michael of Toronto, Canada, and Don of Las Cruces.
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Las Cruces
Oct. 6, 1982

StrUFFOLINO
Clem StrUFFOLINO, 76 of 1800 Calle De Suenos died Tue. Graham’s Mortuary.
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FERDIG
Bernert "Jack" FERDIG, 63, of Grover, died Sun. at his home. Burial at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery with full military honors. Survived by wife, Joyce A. FERDIG of Las Cruces, one son, Vincent of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, one daughter, Capt. Bernie Joy FERDIG with the US Army Nurse Corps stationed at Ft. Gordon, GA, one brother, Frank of Pittsburg, CA, two sisters, Evelyn WALTON of Yankton, SD, and Rose FERDIG of Viborg, SD, four grandchildren, and one great-grandson.
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Radium Springs

RICKS
John T. RICKS, 69, 840 Ft,. Selden Rd. died Sat. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officiating. Getz Funeral Home. Survived by one daughter, Donna RICKS GRAY of El Paso; four brothers, Vern of Huntsville, TX, Bud, Lou, Blen all of Ca; two sisters, Anita RICKS and Gene RICKS both of Ca. Member of VFW Post 10124 and of the Dona Ana Sheriff’s Posse.
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