1998 
Obituaries and Articles
Compiled by Marcena Thompson
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August 7, 1998

LAMITIE
Beverly A. Lamitie, 51 of Las Cruces died Aug. 6, 1998. Born Feb. 1, 1947 in Syracuse, NY. Survivors: husband, David Lamitie; son, Gary Prescott of Houston, TX, stepsons, Timothy Lamitie of Binghamton, NY, David Lamitie Jr. of Boston, Mass, Charles Lamitie of Denver, CO.; daughters: Barbara Prescott of Albandy, NY, Mary Prescott of Guilderland, NY, stepdaughter, Nancy Lamitie of Plattsburg, NY. Getz Funeral Home.
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August 8, 1998

WOODS
Jason James Woods, died Aug. 2, 1998. Born in Las Cruces on June 24, 1982. Survivors: parents, Laura White Woods & Jesse L. Woods of Mesquite, brother, Justin Edward Woods, maternal grandmother Margaret White of Las Cruces, paternal grandparents Roy & Fay Markle of Fairacres. Preceded in death, maternal grandfather, Emil White of Las Cruces. Graham’s Mortuary.
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CREWS
Services for Helen Crews, 97, of Las Cruces are pending with Graham Mortuary. 
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MORENO
Neponucero Tarango Moreno, 84 of Las Cruces. Baca’s Funeral Chapels in Silver City. Holy Family Catholic Church in Hanover. Burial at Memory Lane Cemetery. Preceded hin death , wife Librada Moreno. Survivors: sons, Alfredo of Las Cruces, Richardo of Long Beach, CA: sister, Rachel Jones of Los Angeles, CA.
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ASHTON
Edwin Ashton Jr., 73 of Silver City. Ft. Bayard National Cemetery. Survivors: wife, Norma Ashton of Silver City, sons: kirk of Sivler City, Edwin and Linn both of Bradenton, FL., daughters, Sharon Schwartfigure of Bradenton, FL, Ann Mercure of Ekandia, MI., Jean Bassett of Phoeniz, AZ, Beth Steberson of Las Cruces, brothers: Lewis Ashton of Danville, PA., Keith Ashton of Silver City; sisters, Marion Kerwell of Montgomery, PA., Alda Miller of Liberty, PA. and Vivian Whalen of Catawisa, PA. Baca’s Mimbres Crematorium.
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CLEMENTS
Charles R. Clements, 63 of Silver City. Baca’s Funeral Chapels. Survivors: sons, Charles of Carver, Mass., Greg of Morgan City, LA., daughter: Laurie Clements of Amelia, LA; brother, Larry Clements of Mulberry, IN; sisters, Bonnie Cleents of Lebanon, IN, Mary Huffer of West Lafayette, IN., Betty Perry of Sedalia, IN.
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August 10, 1998

SMITH
Services for Jacob Smith, 14, of Las Cruces, are pending with Graham Mortuary.
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POE
Edgar A. Poe Sr., 66 of Organ. Slumbering Mountain Cemetery in Organ.
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August 11, 1998

ARMBRUSTER
Caroline J. Armbruster, 85 of Las Cruces. Arrangements by Graham Mortuary.
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TRUJILLO
Maria J. Trujillo, 100 of Chuchillo. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Burial in Hot Springs Cemetery. French Mortuary of Truth of Consequences.
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OGAS
Elvira Acuna Ogas, 81 of Siler City. Baca’s Funeral Chapels. St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Burial at Ft. Bayard National Cemetery. Survivors: husband, C. B. Ogas of Silver City, sons, Robert of Las Cruces,k Alfred L. of Westminster, CA/. Michael S. of Los Lunas, and James Garcia of Santa Fe; daughters, Patricia M. Rotell of Westminster, CA and Alicia E. Rivera of Silver City; brothers, Levi Acuana of Santa Fe and Gilbert C. Acuna of Silver City, sisters, Candida Matz of Detroit, MI., Tillie Tafoya-Sanchez of Hacienda Heights, CA.
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HURLEY
Dennis J. Hurley Sr., 78 or T or C. Sierra Funeral Home. Military burial at Vista Memory Gardens Cemetery. Survivors: son, Dennis J. Jurley Jr., daughter Marianne C. Driscoll.
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CHIAVONE
Services for Armando Chiavone, 69 of Las Cruces are pending with Baca’s Funeral Chapels. Survivors: wife, Pauline McKinley Chiavone; daughters, Theresa Marie Pauli of Lincoln Par, MI, Laura Ann Chiavone of Las Cruces, sisters, Yoland Summerfield and Sue Chiavone, both of New Port Richey, FL.
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JIMENEZ
Mario Jimenez, 64 of Las Cruces. Baca’s Funeral Chapels. St. Genevieve’s Catholic Church. Interment at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Survivors: wife, Lupe Sandoval Jimenez; sons Mario Jr., Tony and Philip; daughter, Lupe Jimenez, all of Las Cruces; brothers, Arturo, Demetrio, Gilbert, James and Hector all of Las Cruces, Jesus Jr. of Dona Ana, sisters, Teresa Montes, Lydia Lucero, Elva Cordero and Sylvia Jimenez all of Las Cruces, Maggie Jimenez of Silver City. Preceded in death: parents; his stepmother, Maria Jimenez; one sister, Aurora Tapia, one brother, Frank Jimenez Sr.
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RIVAS
Ernesto Rivas, 72 of Anthony. St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. Burial at Anthony Cemetery. Baca’s Funeral Home. Born May 12, 1926 in Anthony to Joaquin and Isac Holguin Rivas. Survivor: sister, Elena Holguin of Anthony. Preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Alfredo Rivas on Sept. 23, 1997.
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August 12, 1998

BERRY
Ruby Lee Barry, 59 of Las Cruces. Born Nov. 30, 1938, in Gould, CO., to Walter and Iva Tennessee Dawson Hines. Survivors: children, Randy Berry of Las Cruces, Linda Benedict of Nebraska, Mike Berry of El Paso, TX., and Robert Berry of Louisiana, mother, Iva T. Hines of Las Cruces, brother, Ralph Hines and sister, Mildred Bradley both of CO., sisters, Betty Montgomery, Monty and Judy O’Neal, both of Las Cruces. Preceded in death, father, Walter Hines and brothers, Clifford and Ray Hines. Grahm Mortuary.
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CHURCH
Cylde L. Church, 76 of Las Cruces. Born March 8, 1922 in Bel Air, Maryland. Survived by wife Gracie of Las Cruces, son, David of Mandeviloe, LA. Getz Funeral Home. Burial at Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe. NM.
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ROMERO
Rosa Cordova Romero, 90 of Santa Clara. Born Dec. 26, 1907 in Mimbre to the late Albino and Francisca Herrera Cordova. Survivors: husband of 61 years, Nelson; son David of Lordsburg; four daughters, Irene Crespin and Katy Romero both of Santa Clara, Virginia Valdea of Dixon, and Lydia Byington of Silver City. Baca’s Funeral Home.
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CLARK
James Ray Clark, 66 of Silver City. Baca’s Funeral Home. Interment at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, OR. He died in Deming. Survivors: daughter, Marlene Clark of Vancouver, WA, brother, Wm. L. Clark of Orofino, IN; ister, Doris May Baird of Meridian, IN.
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DANIELS
Darryl V. Daniels, 30 formerly of Las Cruces, died Thursday at Washoe Medical Hospital in Reno, NV. Getz Funeral Home.
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August 14, 1998

CAMACHO
Rosalia Jasso Camacho, 68 of Berino. born Sept. 4, 1939 in San Felipe, Nayarit, MX. Survivors: two sons, Nicolas Camacho of Chaparral and Joe Camacho of Berino; four daughters, Irma Hernandez Jasso of El Colorado, Sinaloa, MX., Dolores Camachoof Oakland, CA., Rosalia and Ramona Camacho both of Berino; four borthers, Jose Arcinega of Guadalajara, Jalisco, MX., Alejandro, Angel Berto and Vicente Arcinega all of San Felipe, three sisters, Felicita Arcinega of Acaponeta, Nayarit, MX, Maria Isabel Arcinega of La Barca, Jalisco, MX., and Baudelia Jasso Arcinega of Guadalajara, Jalisco, MX. Preceded in death: husband, Jose Camacho, the parents, Nicolas and Maria de Jesus Jasso; two brothers, Florentino and Nicolas Jasso, Jr. Interment at Berino Cemetery. Baca’s Funeral Home.
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CLARK
Willie t. Clark Sr., 78 of Las Cruces. Born Feb. 27, 1920 in Tunuko, NM to Joaquin and Alice Clark. Survived by wife, Manuela Clark and seven sons, Willie Jr, Eddie, Bobby, David, Charlie, Edward and Johnny, six daughters, Eva Lopez, Lucy Barraza, Mary Sarabia, Nancy Hernandez, Viola Rueda and Dahila Baca, sister, Ida Clark. Getz Funeral Home. Interment at Masonic Cemetery.
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August 18, 1998

VILLESCAS
Services for Chirs Villescas, 29, of Las Cruces. Graham Mortuary. Automobile accident.
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MUNOZ
Services for Patricia Munoz, 27 of Las Cruces are pending with Graham Mortuary. Automobile accident. Born Feb. 26, 1971 in Las Cruces to Matilde F. and Mary Francis Carbajal Munoz. Survived by parents, Mary Frances Munoz of Dona Ana, Matt Munoz of Las Cruces, children, David Partick, 4, and Tee’Yanna Renee, 2, both of Las Cruces, brother, David Matthew Munoz of Las Cruces, grandmother, Isabel Munoz of Las Cruces. Interment at Masonic Cemetery.
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FRAUSTO
Services for Erika Frausto, 13 of Las Cruces. Grahm Mortuary. Automobile accident. Born Feb. 27, 1985 in Visalia, CA. to Jesse and Dorothy Grajeda Frausto. Survived by parents: Dorothy and Jesse Frausto, Sr. of Las Cruces, two brothers, Jesse Jr. and Anthony, grandparents, Esther Grajeda, Cisto and Angie Frausto, great grandparents, Jenny Grajeda. Interment at Masonic Cemetery. Graham Mortuary.
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MARTINEZ
Services for Emily Martinez , 56 of Las Cruces. Graham Mortuary. Automobile accident. Born Sept. 13, 1941 in T or C, NM to Juan and Florence Chaves Lucero. Survived by husband, Robert, her mother, Florence Armijo of Bayard, brother, Celso Lucero of Radium Springs, sisters, Jenny Vasquez and Mary Lou Carrabajal of Las Cruces, sons, Robert Martinez Jr., Gilbert Martinez, Tito Fernandez, Robert Chavira, all of San Jose, Ca. Frank Chavira, Reinaldo Holguin of Silver City, daughters, Natalie Martinez of Ely, NV, Patsy Baca of Hurley. Preceded in death: father, Juan.
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VALENZUELA
Services for Yolanda Valenzuela, 46 of Las Cruces, Graham Mortuary. Automobile accident.
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YOUNGBLOOD
Services for Matt Columbus Youngblood, 83 of Las Cruces, Graham Mortuary. Died in El Paso, TX.
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VEGA
Feliz C. Vega, 79 of Las Cruces. Getz Funeral Home Chapel. Interment at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Survived by sons; Felix tirzo of Dallas, Victor of Alamogordo, Meliton of Garland, TX., Antonio, Joseph, Aangelo all of Las Cruces; daughters, Cecilia Vega of Fresno, CA., Rosa Linda Ward of Tucsn, AZ., Frances Brown of San Antonio, Maria Cruz Vega of Las Cruces, sisters, Celestina Anderson of Alamogordo and Fermina DeFillipo of Boston.
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GRAYLESS
Clyde Dean Grayless, Jr., 51 of Silver City. Bright Funeral Home. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Gila. Interment at Mesa Cemetery at Gila. Survivors: wife, Carol Ann ; daughters, Michelle Murati and Jennifer Grayless; sisters, Yvonne Bynum and Barbara James both of Lolita, TX., Patsy Donaldson of Gila, Colleen Mathena of Clifton, AZ.
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HOGE
Garlyn Mae Hoge, 79 of Silver City. Baca’s Funeral Home. Interment at Ft. Bayard National Cemetery. Preceded in death: husband, William Hoge.
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CHAVEZ
Services for Richard Ray Chavez, 16 of Las Cruces. Baca’s Funeral Home, Silver City.
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MCCLENEGHAN
Joseph B. McCleneghan Sr., 91 of Las Cruces. Survivors: wife, Eleanor, sons, Sean of Las Cruces and Joe B. Jr., of Del Rey Beach, FL. Baca’s Funeral Home.
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SCHLEYER
Lawrence "Bud" Schleyer, 73 of Las Cruces. Interment at Elm Lawn Cemetery in Elmhurst, ILL. Survived by wife, Kathleen; daughters Debra of Lake Forest, ILL and Robin of Chicago. Baca’s Funeral Home.
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