Taos County Obituaries 1995
Part One
Compiled by Alberto Vidaurre
11 November 2010
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Following is part 1 of the obituaries for the 1995 year as listed in the news paper the Taos News. Date and number at the end of each entry denotes edition date of news paper and page number.

1- Norman G. White, 69, of Questa, NM. Passed away 31 Dec 1994. A Taos Jr. high school teacher. He retired in 1982 after 33 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Lily White, of Questa, NM; Son Don of Arvada, Co; Daughter Donna K. Baca of Las Vegas, NM and Danette White of Albuq. NM. 5 Jan 1995 A-11.

2- Paul G. Gibson, 84, died monday 2 Jan 1995. A resident of Taos, NM, since 1979, resident of Albuq, NM from 1949 to 1979. Born in Chanute, Kansas 20 July 1910. Survived bu wife, Grace Gibson of Taos, NM; Daughter Patricia Randall and husband John of Taos, NM. 12 Jan 1995 B-7.

3- Sylvan Poet, 89, A resident of Arroyo Seco, NM. Passed away 31 Dec 1994 at Holy Cross Hospital. He was born in Villar Pellice, Italy on 6 Sept 1905. Since Immigrating to the United States just before World War II. He served numerous communities as a Presbyterian Minister. He retired in Taos, NM in 1968. He was preceded in death by his wife Irene. Survived by son Paul, step-children Laverne Belt and Jennie Fanto. 12 Jan 1995 B-7.

4- Tito Quinto, 87, passed away in Albuq, NM. 6 Jan 1995. Preceded in death by his wife (name not listed). Survived by son Jimmy (Dolores) Salazar of Santa Fe, NM; Daughters Berlinda (Robert) Martinez of Albuq, NM, Loretta (Alfonso) of Taos, NM and Violeta (Albert) Velasquez of Pecos, NM. 12 Jan 1995 B-7.

5- Alfredo Dominguez, 94, resident of Chamisal, NM. Died 9 Jan 1994 (? 1995). He was born in Chamisal, Territory of New Mexico 14 Aug 1900 to Leon and Felicita Dominguez. He was preceded in death by his wife Rosinalda in 1990, son Manuel in 1984, daughter Isabelita in 1929. He is survived by sons Cosme (Lois) of Frazier, Ca, Alfredo Jr.(Nancy) Chamisal, NM, Rudy (Lupe) of Mesilla, Archie (Roberta) of Ash Fork Az, Adonais (Linda) of Denver, Co; Daughter Blanch (Santiago) Romero and Alice (Adonais) Gonzales of Vadito, NM, Rose (Leroy) Salazar of Chamita, NM and Jessie ( George) Tapia of Santa Fe, NM. Buried at the Camposanto de Arriba Chamisal, NM. 19 Jan 1995 B-6.

6- Rev Julian Duran, 97, retired Presbyterian Minister, died monday 9 Jan 1995. Preceded in death by his wife, Rosa Margarita in 1968. Survived by daughter Eleanor D. Hostetter and husband Harvey of Santa Fe, NM; Sons Julian H. and wife Marilyn of Albuq. NM and Tomas L. Duran and wife Betty of Pueblo, Co. He was born in Dixon, NM in 1898. He was a graduate of Manuel High School, attended COE College at Ceder Rapids, Ia,. and received his college degree from the college of Emporia, Ks. He earned his theological seminary in San Anselmo, Ca. He and his wife, Rosa served severl churches in Ranchos de Taos, Trementina, Chimayo, Truchas, Cordova, Penasco, NM and Trinidad, Co. 19 Jan 1995 B-6.

7- Ruben E. Trujillo, 75, of Los Cordovas, NM. Passed away at Presbyterian hospital in Albuq, NM 10 Jan 1995. He is survived by his wife Feloniz; Sons Octavio (Tina) of Denver, Co and Ben (Veronica) Trujillo of Taos, NM; Daughters Margie (Louis) Anglada of Taos, NM and Vickie (Richard) Abalos of Hurley, NM; Sister Adelaida Pacheco of Denver, Co. Interment at Los Cordovas, NM Cemetery. 19 Jan 1995 B-6.

8- Elena Bustos de Lucero, 102, of San Francisco (El Rito), Colorado died 9 Jan 1995. She was born 18 Aug 1892 in Cebolla, NM. Married Juan Antonio Lucero. Their families were some of the first settlers of the San Luis Valley Colarado. Having gone from Taos County, NM. Survived by daughter Fernanda Medina of Alameda, Ca. Adopted daughter Rosa Padilla from San francisco, Co. She adopted and raised numerous grand children, nephews and nieces. She was a Midwife and Curandera. 19 Jan 1995 B-7.

9- Ismael Vigil, 92, of Questa, NM. Passed away 10 Jan 1995 in Questa, NM. He was preceded in death by a son Paul Vigil in 1976. Survived by children Flora (Ernest) Montoya of Denver, Co, Gene (Jessie) Herrera of Arizona, Leroy Vigil of Cerro, NM, Carmen (Roger) Barela of colo Springs, Co, Helen (Don) Bailon of Questa, NM, Jane (Roger) Aragon of Questa, NM, Virginia (Ben) Herrera of Questa, NM, Wilfred (Patsy) Vigil of Carlsbad, NM, Robert (Gail) Vigil of Colo Springs, Co. Interment at Rael Questa, NM Cemetery. 26 Jan 1995 B-6.

10- Teodora Virginia Flores, 61, Passed away 18 Jan 1995 at Holy Cross hospital as a result of a Pedestrian/Motor Vehicle accident. Preceded in death by brother Orlando Cardenas. Survived by her husband Serafin Flores; Sons Sam (Rose) Flores of Taos, NM, Raymond Flores of Denver, Co, Jessie Flores of Denver, Co, Manuel (Bernadine) Flores of Denver, Co, Arnold Flores, Frutoso Flores of Taos, NM, Felix (Sofria) Flores of Taos, NM; Daughters Teresa Flores of North Carolina, Veronica Flores of Taos, NM, Loretta Flores of Taos, NM, Dominica (Agustin) Camacho of Taos, NM and Marsha (Edward) Medina of El Prado, NM; Brothers Alfonso, Richard and Fred Cardenas; Sisters Evangelina Cordova, Aurora Sanchez, Juanita Alfrod, Lupita Archuleta and Gloria Rios. Buried at the Dolores Cemetery Taos, NM. 26 Jan 1995 B-5.

11- Adolfo Jose Lavadie died tuesday 31 Jan 1995. A Taos, NM native he had lived in Jacksonville, Fl for 9 months. Survived by sons Charlie, Robert and Tony Lavadie; Daughters Jennie Ware and Dolores Ailstock. Buried at Edgewood Cemetery Jacksonville, Florida. 9

12- Esther A. Prunty, 76, of Red River, NM. Died 31 Jan 1995 in the long term care unit of the Conegos County Colorado hospital. Mrs Prunty was born 14 Dec 1918 in Alamosa, Co. The daughter of Clayton and Nona (Haddon) Ferrell. During world war II she worked as a riveter for the war effort in the Boeing Air Craft factory in Oregon. Following the war. Mrs. Prunty returned to Alamosa, Co, where she was employed at the Alamosa National Bank for 10 years. That is where she met Robert W. Prunty. They united in marriage in 1956. Mr. & Mrs. Prunty operated the Red River, NM post office for 27 years, until their retirement in 1985. Survived by her husband; Brother Dave (Betty) Ferrell of Flagstone, Az; Sister Lorene (Bill) Briggs of Apache Junction Az and twin sisters Winnifred (Carl) Olme of Brownsville, Tx and Mrs. Winnibeth Cook of Grand Junctiom, Co. Interment at the Alamosa, Co cemetery. 9 Feb 1995 B-5.

13- Herbert "Bert" Witka, 47, Passed away 3 Feb 1995 at Holy Cross Hospital, Taos, NM. Survived by daughter Meredith Amy Witka of San Diego, Ca; His parents Crucita and Ruben Vigil; Brothers Stanley Witka of Albuq, Nm and Orlando Vigil of Meza, Az; Sisters Yolanda Vigil (Mark) Henderson of Ely, Nv and Katherine Vigil of Denver, Co; His Fiance Teresita Sandoval of Taos, NM. He was a 1966 graduate of Taos High School and was a well known drummer with several bands in the Taos Area. Burial at the Valdez Cemetery. 9 Feb 1995 B-5.

14- Eloy J. Valerio, 90, of Pueblo, formerly of Swink, Co and Ranchos de Taos, NM. Passed away 5 Feb 1995. Preceded in death by his wife Veronize G. Valerio 30 July 1990, Daughters Alicia Valerio and Eleanor M. (Benny) Sena 2 Feb 1974, Parents Jesus Maria and Eduvigen Valerio, Brother Frank, Reginio, Inocencio, Maximiliano, Trinidad and Blas Valerio and Sister Alberta Valerio Gonzales. He is survived by son Luis G. (Bernice D.) Valerio Sr. of Rye..Burial at La Junta Fairview Cemetery. 16 Feb 1995 B-6.

15- Gordon Lee Tomlinson, Passed away at Plaza de Retiro Taos, NM 10 Feb 1995. He was born 11 Aug 1916 in Ft. Worth, Tx. Graduated from Texas Christian University and served in the military from 1941 to 1947. He was an officer in South Western Petroleum Corporation in Ft. Worth, Tx for 22 years, from 1972 to 1992. He was vice-president of weight watchers of Utah in Salt Lake City. He retired to Taos in 1992. He is survived by his wife Eileen McSweeney Tomlinson of Taos, NM; A brother D. F. Tomlinson of Grandberry, Tx; Son Ron Tomlinson of Ft. Worth, Tx and Taos, NM; Daughters Cathleen Tomlinson and Elyse Lorel, both of Taos, NM. Burial at Greenwood Cemetery Ft. Work, Tx. 16 Feb 1995 B-6.

16- Maria "Elvia" Suazo, 76, of Dixon, NM. Passed away 7 Feb 1995 at her residence. Recently celebrating 58 years of marriage. Survived by her husband Joe Benito Suazo of Dixon, NM; Sister Madelina (Rumaldo) Gonzales; Brother Patricio (Gloria) Sanchez of Dixon, NM. Interment at Cooper Cemetery Dixon, NM. 16 Feb 1995 B-6.

17- Frank Efren Ortega, 61, of Questa, NM. Passed away 13 Feb 1995 at Taos, NM Holy Cross Hospital. Survived by wife Irene of Questa, NM; Daughters Joann Montoya, Ceceilia (Michael) Martinez and Dolores Cordova. all of Questa, NM; Sons Frank (Glenda) Ortega Jr. of Santa Fe, NM, David (Vivian) Ortega of Albuq, NM and Daniel (Loretta) Ortega of Albuq, NM; Sister Lorraine Vigil of Arroyo Hondo, NM; Brothers Jake Ortega and Manuel Ortega of Questa, NM. Burial at Pueblito Cemetery Questa, NM. 23 Feb 1995 B-6.

18- Jose Samuel Gonzales, 83, of Questa, NM. Passed away at his residence 15 Feb 1995. Survived by chgildren Alicia (Eugene) Romero of Taos, Florence (Sofio) Ortega of Questa, Dion Gonzales of Las Vegas, NM; Sisters Veroniz Espinosa, Manuelita Rael and Elvira Cisneros all of Questa, NM. Burial at El Pueblito Cemetery Questa, NM. 23 Feb 1995 B-6.

19- Perry Denton, 85, a long time resident of Taos, NM. Passed away 15 Feb 1995 in Albuq, NM. She was preceded in death by her husband (name not listed). Survived by Sons Jim Denton of Colorado and Frank Denton of Los Lunas, NM. Burial at Taos NM Sierra Vista Cemetery. 23 Feb 1995 B-6.

20- Roy B. Varela Sr., 54, of Questa, NM. Passed away at Holy Cross Hospital Taos, NM. Survived by wife Roxanne of Questa, NM; Son Roy B. (Dinah) Varela Jr. of Albuq, NM; Daughter Nadine Varela (Larry Morris) of Questa, NM; Mother-in-law Crecelia Archuleta of Questa, NM; Brother Wilfred Varela of Pecos, NM; Sisters Diana Arguello of Pecos, NM, Gloria Towers of Az and Sally Baca of Santa Fe, NM. Buried at El Pueblito Cemetery Questa, NM. 23 Feb 1995 B-6.

21- Carolina "Caro" Cortez, 77, passed away 26 Feb 1995. Survived by children Tony (Virginia) Tafoya, Daniel (Cecilia) Cortez, Joe (Barbara) Miera, Jimmy (Lorie) Miera, Carla (Peter) Jeantette; Sisters Donila Coca, Margarita (Margarito) Duran and Merenciana (Feliberto) Graham. 2 Mar 1995 A-17.

22- Dora G. Martinez, 72, of Arroyo Seco, NM. Passed away at Holy Cross Hospital, Taos, NM on 22 Feb 1995. Preceded in death by daughter Bertha Martinez
She is survived by her daughter Marie (Jose Paul) Pacheco of Taos, NM; Grand Daughters Maria (Joe Ben) Pacheco and Cathy (Desie) Garcia of Taos, NM. Burial at the Arroyo Seco, NM Cemetery. 2 Mar 1995 A-17.

23- Dr. Charlotte Irene Lee, died 26 Feb 1995 at her apartment at Plaza de Retiro Taos, NM. Charlotte was born 13 Aug 1909 in Denver, Co. She received her B. A.& M. A. Degrees from Wichita State University and her Ph.D. from North Western University in Evanston, Illinois. She was a professor of speech communication for many years at North Western. Charlotte and her friend Eleanor Huff built a house in Des Montes, NM and retired here from the Chicago area in the 1960s. In July of 1992 they moved to La Plaza de Retiro. Ellie passed away in Oct of that year, Survived by niece Judy Lee Heflin of Gulf Port Mississippi and nephew James Terrence Lee III. 2 Mar 1995 A-17.

24- James Vance Smith, 34, of Taos, NM died at his residence 23 Feb 1995. Survived by wife Sarah; Son James; Mother Betty Kurps; Father Larry Smith and brother Darrl Smith. 2 Mar 1995 A-17.

25- Anne S. Goldsmith, 85, passed away 4 March 1995 at the Plaza de Retiro Taos, NM. Survived by children Grace Wahba of Madison, Wi, Sydney Goldsmith of Taiwan and Linda Stenseth of Arroyo Seco, NM; Brother Morris Stolar of Maryland. Prior to moving to Taos, NM, Mrs. Goldsmith was a leader in charitable organizations in Montclair, Nj. Graveyard service at Eretz Shalom Cemetery in Llano Quemado, NM. 9 March 1995 B-3.

26- Cipriano Salazar, 78, of Amalia, NM. Passed away 5 March 1995. He was born 26 Nov 1916 to Emjtelio and Ramoncita Salazar. Survived by wife of 56 years Rufina Cortez Salazar; Children Vangie (Edmundo) Martinez of Las Vegas, NM, Eralia (Lloyd) Torres of Denver, Co, Cipriano Jr. (Lusia) Salazar of Costilla, NM, Christine (Petro) of Denver, Co, Larry (Grace) Salazar of Amalia, NM. Leroy (Patricia) Salazar of Denver, Co. Fidela (Ozvaldo) Jacquez of Denver, Co and Sarah (Albino) Martinez of Las Vegas, NM; Brother Elias Salazar; Sisters Emilia Ortiz, Tone Rivera, Clarita Arellano, Ida Cisneros, Minnie Garcia and Cecilia Arellano. Burial at the Amalia, NM Cemetery. 9 March 1995 B-3.

27- Eliza M. Salazar, 87, passed away in Albuq, NM 4 March 1995. Survived by sons Sam (Emma) Quintana of Albuq, NM, Eloy (Evelyn) Quintana of Taos, NM; Daughters Mercey Trujillo of Ranchos de Taos, NM, Angie Gonzales of Taos, NM and Dolores (John) Baca of Albuq, NM; Brothers Dan (Helen) Garcia of Taos, NM, Amarante (Carmela) Garcia and Cordilio (Helen) Garcia; Sisters Priscilla Vascuvie of Carlsbad, Ann Shirley of Ohio and Olojia Keck of Illinois. Interment at Dolores Cemetery Taos, NM. 9 March 1995 B-3.

28- Eleanor B. Hallstrom, 65, of Taos, NM, Passed Away 7 March 1995 at Holy Cross Hospital Taos, NM. Survived by daughter Jennifer L. Hallstrom and Brother Bill Brink. Also survived by by friend and care giverMaria Porta. Eleanor was the grand daughter of William T. Hinde, Taos, NM first blacksmith. She was an artist who studied under IIfa McAffe and Burt Phillips. Interment at Sierra Vista Taos, NM Cemetery. 16 March 1995 A-16.

29- Maggie (Mary) Ellis, 80, was born 2 March 1916 in Henryetta, Ok she moved to Lubbock, Texas in 1966 from Albuq, NM. She lived in the Taos Area from 1947 to 1963. She married Emmett Ellis in Okmulgee, Ok on 24 June 1946. He preceded her in death 1 Jan 1985. She is survived by daughters Elissi Rathfelder of Foster City, Ca and Belinda Ellis Jones of Lubbock, Tx; Sons Allen and Steve Ellis both of Lubbock, Tx; Brother Raymond Stevenson of Conroe, Tx; Sisters Francis Wood of Lubbock, Tx, and Mickey Quimby of Kermit, Tx. Burial at Rest Haven Memorial Park Lubbock, Tx. 16 March 1995 A-16.

30- Odilia Prando, 96, native of Valdez, NM. Passed away 17 Feb 1995 at St. Joseph Hospital Albuq, NM. She is survived by Daughters Edna Riskas of Ca, Armelinda C. Cobb of North Carolina, Katherine C. Duran of Talpa, NM, Francis C. Griego of Ca, Gloria McLean of Albuq, NM and Tony Prando of Albuq, NM. Burial at the Valdez, NM Cemetery. 16 March 1995 A-16.

31- Wesley A. Peterson "Pete", 91, Passed away in Santa Fe, NM 7 March 1995. He was preceded in death by his wife Pauline Platt Peterson. He was born in Denver, Co 7 June 1903. He was a graduate of the University of Colorado and had obtained a law degree from Harvard. He was a charter member of the Christ Lutheran Church and a founding member of the Taos Art Association. Survived by sister Grace Dunkin of Loveland, Co; Sons Doug Peterson and wife Patsy of Santa Fe, NM and Wesley A. Peterson Jr. of Las Vegas, NM. ; Daughter Dorothy Randall and husband Charles of Taos, NM. 16 March 1995 A-16.

32- Eduardo Tafoya, 84, of Talpa, NM. Passed away 18 March 1995 in Santa Fe, NM. He was a rancher and long time resident of Talpa, NM. He is survived by sisters Lorencita Mondragon (Phila) of Ca; Brothers Adelmo (Elvira) Tafoya, Antonio (Emma) Tafoya both of Colo Springs, Co and Pete Tafoya of Ranchos de Taos, NM. Burial at the Talpa, NM Cemetery. 23 March 1995 A-13.

33- Eva Rivera Martinez, 86, of Ranchos de Taos, NM. Passed away 19 March 1995 in Albuq, NM. She was born 30 May 1908 in Roy, NM. She operated the Martinez-Rivera General Store on the Ranchos de Taos, NM Plaza with her parents Tomas and Raquel Rivera and later with her husband Reuben A. Martinez. She attended the Harwood Girls School in Albuq, NM and the Girls Business College in Louisville, Kentucky. Preceded in death by her husband Reuben A. Martinez. Survived by her sister Romaine Cooksey. Burial at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM. 23 March 1995 A-13.

34- Phyllis Dominguez Wood, 77, died Sunday 19 March 1995 in Santa Fe, NM. She was born in Chamisal, NM 23 Aug 1918. She was an administrative assistant at the State Records and Archives. Survived by daughter Barbara Guttmann MacPherson (William T.) of Albuq, NM; Sisters Anita Chavez of Ranchos de Taos, NM, Carmen Holt of Seattle, Wa; Brothers Dr. Jose A. Dominguez (Anita) of Taos, NM and George Dominguez of Taos, NM. 23 March 1995 A-13.

35- Victor Lucio Tafoya, 59, of Talpa, NM. Passed away 18 March 1995. Survived by sisters Emelina Tafoya of Ranchos de Taos, NM, Nellie (Tomas) Pacheco of Cheyenne, Wyo; Brothers Florentino (Emilia) Tafoya of Albuq, NM; Ismael Tafoya of Ranchos de Taos, NM and Jose Luis Tafoya of Albuq, NM. Close Friend Bernadita Cortez. Interment at the Descanso Cemetery Ranchos de Taos, NM. 23 March 1995 A-13.

36- 5 March 1995 Approximately 2:20 PM a twin engine Cessna 421 airplane crashed 7.2 miles Northwest of the Taos Airport near Tres Piedras, NM. Four men from Oklahoma died in the crash. Killed were the Pilot Benny Brown 53, Red River, NM property owner, his son Kyle Brown, Chris Bennett and Robert Newton. 9 March 1995 A-3.

37- Gilbert Archuleta, 43, passed away 23 March 1995 in Cerro, NM. He was preceded in death by his father Modesto Archuleta in 1991. Survived by his mother Lucy Gomez Archuleta; Sisters Maxine (Honario) Rael of Questa, NM, Eva Valdez of Colo Springs, Co and Angie Hele of Oklahoma City, Ok. 30 March 1995 A-10.

38- Geneveva V. Mondragon, 50, of llano Quemado, NM. Passed away at her residence 1 April 1995. She was employed as a book keeper at Smiths. Survived by husband Gilbert A. Mondragon; Sons Agustine J., Eloy M., Julian and Paul J. Mondragon of Llano Quemado, NM; Her Parents Birda and Eloy Vigil; Mother-in-law Solidea Mondragon; Brothers Raul E. (Patricia) Vigil of Taos, NM, Steven (Yolanda) Vigil of Arroyo Seco, NM; Sisters Ernestina (Valentino) Cordova of Taos, NM, Pauline (Manuel) Griego of Laughlin, Nv, Ester (Filbert) Vigil of Albuq, NM, Lourdes Trujillo of Albuq, NM, Marcia (Jerry) Duran of Albuq, NM, Belinda (Thomas) LeDoux of Santa Fe, NM and Gloria (James) Tafoya of Taos, NM. Interment at the New Llano Quemado NM Cemetery. 6 April 1995 B-6.

39- Robert Roger Trujillo, Originally of Taos, NM. Passed away 20 March 1995 at his home in Calif. He was a proud Marine. He lived in California making it his home for 36 years. He retired from the Micro Flats Company in 1985. Survived by his mother Josephine Trujillo; Wife Ruby Trujillo; Children Lucia (McMary) Yorochuk of Washington, Step-Children Leana Argento and Vicky Bunnag, both of Calif. Buried at Las Cruces Taos, NM. Cemetery. 6 April 1995 B-6.

40- Teresita Rodriguez, 95, of Chamisal, NM Died (date of death not listed) Memorial service held sunday at the Penasco Presbyterian Church. Interment at the Chamisal, NM. Presbyterian Cemetery. She was the daughter of Jesus Martinez and Macarita Archuleta. Survived by husband Manuel Rodriguez; Sons Jerry (Theresa), Juan (Benina), Manuel Jr.(Olivia); Daughters Librada (Steve) Gallegos, Marcia ( Vergilio) Chacon, Solidea (Gilberto) Magania; Sisters Domitilia Montoya of Gallup. NM, Amilia Gonzales of Calif and brother Bernie Archuleya of Espanola, NM. 13 April 1995 A-13.

41- Dolores Bailon Sanchez, died 2 April 1995 in Santa Fe, NM. She was born in Questa, NM 15 March 1956. Survived by Children Joe Maes Jr., Panchito Maes, Panchita Maes, Stella Maes; 2nd-husband Michael Sanchez; Brothers Ernest (Louisa) Aragon, George (Helen) Aragon, Roger (Jane) Aragon, Don (Helen) Aragon, Felix (Veronica) Bailon, Robert (Beatrice) Bailon; Mother Eloida Aragon. 1st-Husband Joe Maes Sr. Interment at the Rael Cemetery Questa, NM. 13 Apr 1995 A-13.

42- Estefanita (Ester) Gonzales, 67, 0f Vadito, NM. Passed away 5 April 1995. Survived by Husband Manuel Gonzales; Children Carlos Sr. (Ruperta) Gonzales of Santa Fe, NM. Lorenzo (Mary) Gonzales of Santa Fe, NM, Judy (David Sr.) Cruz of El Valle, NM, Ramon (Ivy) Gonzales of Albuq, NM, Vida (Carlos) Pacheco of Penasco, NM. Evangeline (Sam) of Santa Fe, NM, Anna Gonzales of Vadito, NM, Manuel Jr. (Christina) of Vadito, NM, Ben (Tweet) Gonzales of Lindrith, NM, Grace ( Daren) of Santa Fe, NM, Elizabeth (Ronald) Mascarenas of Rio Ranchos, NM, Stephanie (John) of Penasco, Tomas Arcely of Vadito, NM. Interment at the Vadito, NM Cemetery. 13 April 1995 A-13.

43- Margarita Priscilia Medina,78, of El Prado, NM. Passed away 5 April 1995 at Taos, NM Holy Cross Hospital. Preceded in death by her husband Epimenio and son David. Survived by her children Manuel (Susan) Medina of Santa Fe, NM, John (Susan) Medina of Taos, NM, Priscilla (Joe) of La Mesilla, Beatrice (Loren) Maes of Taos, Patricia (Michael) Ninneman of Taos and Michael (Mary) of Santa Fe, NM; Brothers Bernabe Garcia of El Prado, NM, Frank (Pita) Garcia of Pueblo, Co, Nefi (Elva) Garcia of Pueblo, Co, Eliseo (Lucadia) Garcia of El Prado, NM, Sisters Theodora (Salomon) Struck of Taos, Lucinda Martinez of Pueblo, Co. Interment at the Miera Cemetery Taos, NM. 13 April 1995 A-13.

44- Wilma Haddock, 84, of Taos, NM, formally of Hatch, NM. Passed away in Taos, NM 2 April 1995. Survived by Husband of 63 years Dewey W. Haddock of Taos, NM; Children Marshall R. (Ruth) Haddock of Columbus, Ohio, Wanda N. (Kenneth) Burkett, Carolyn A. Haddock and husband Douglas Smith, M.D. both of Taos, NM; Sisters Charlotte Brice of Las Cruces, NM, Martha (J. G.) Tucker of Santa Fe, NM; Brother Willis (Happy) of Clayton, NM. Interment at Garden of Memories in Hatch, NM. 13 April 1995 A-13.

45- Daniel "Arnold" Mares Born in Taos, NM. Worked on the General Motors Assembly Line for 32 years. Died Thursday 23 Feb 1995. He was 77 years old. The 52 year San Leandro resident enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling and taking trips to Reno. Survived by wife of 56 years Juanita Mares of San Leandro; daughters Elsie Dutchover and Beatrice Sanchez of San Leandro and Maida Martinez of Taos, NM; Sister Emma Martinez; Brother George Mares of Sacramento. 27 April 1995 B-3.

46- Jose Cisneros, 77, of Questa, NM. passed away at Holy Cross Hospital Taos, NM. 20 April 1995. Preceded in death by wife Maria in 1993 and several children. Survived by children Melaquias (Elsie) Martinez of Salt Lake City Ut, Ted (Veria) Cisneros of Questa, NM, Clyde (Ruby) Cisneros of Questa, NM, Modesto (Rosie) Cisneros of Questa, Emilia (Conrad) Garcia of Questa, Lorena (Jake) Ortega of Questa, Louella (Eloy) Maestas of East Carbon, Ut, Gera (Andy) Jaramillo of Mora, Doris (Hector) Gonzales of Questa and Cindy (Larry) Rivera of Amalia, Interment at the Questa, NM Cemetery. 27 April 1995 B-3.

47- Octaviano "Tano" Lucero, 75, of Ranchitos passed away 21 April 1995 at Holy Cross Hospital. Survived by wife Lola Lucero of Valdez; Sisters Mary Esquibel of Taos and Ida (Nicolas) Vigil Jr. of San Diego, Ca; Brother-in-law Nick Molina of Belen, NM. He was a life long member of VFW post # 3259. During his service with the U. S. Army in world war II he was a recipient of the purple heart in Palarmo, Italy in 1942. Burial at the National Cemetery Santa Fe, NM. 27 April 1995 B-3.

48- Renown Taos Artist Ila McAfee, 97, of Taos, NM. Died 18 April 1995 in Pueblo, Co, where she had been living with her sister Avis McAfee Glover, having moved from Taos, NM 2 years ago. Glover died 1 Nov 1994 from injuries she suffered in an accidental fire in her home. Ila McAfee was born 21 Oct 1897 in Saguache County Co. She and Elmer Page Turner married in Co 17 Oct 1926. He, Turner died in 1966 after a long bout with parkinson's disease. 27 April 1995 A-1.

49- Ramon Trujillo, 71, a lifetime resident of Black Lake, NM passed away suddenly 19 April 1995. He took an early retirement from the Forest Service in 1982 to work on his ranch which he loved. Survived by wife of 54 years, Carolina M. Trujillo; His mother Ester Trujillo of Black Lake, NM; Sons Lorenzo (Irene) Trujillo of Calistoga, Ca, Victor (Bel) Trujillo of Richmond, Ca, Bobby (Sherry) Trujillo of Albuq, NM; Daughters Joann (Larry) Layden of Tijeras, NM, Dolores (David) Reese of Belen, NM and Mary Ann Esther Trujillo (Ray C. Jaramillo) of Albuq, NM. Interment at the High Country Cemetery in Black Lake, NM. 27 April 1995 B-3.

50- Brigida Garcia Gonzales, 91, of Taos, NM most recently of Ordway, Co. Passed away 22 April 1995 in Colorado. Survived by brother Precilino Garcia of Taos, NM and sister Felicita Garcia of Ordway, Co. Buried at the Dolores Cemetery Taos, NM. 4 May 1995 B-3.

51- Mary Martha Southland, formely of Taos, NM was killed in a car accident 18 April 1995 in Colorado where she lived. 4 May 1995 B-3.

52- Petrita M. Garcia, 85, of El Prado, NM. Passed away 28 April 1995 at her residence. Preceded in death by her husband Jaime in 1994 and a son Jaime Jr., She is survived son Toby (Delia) Garcia of El Prado, NM; Daughter Connie (Alex) Rivera of Albuq, NM and Bonnie Chacon of El Prado, NM. Interment at Miera Cemetery Taos, NM. 4 May 1995 B-3.

53- Richard O. Bell, 69, of Angel Fire, NM. Passed away 25 April 1995 at Holy Cross Hospital Taos, NM. Survived by his wife of 46 years Louise of Angel Fire, NM; 3 Children from Arizona.(Names not listed). 4 May 1995 B-3.

54- Severo Amos Varos, 65, passed away 29 April 1995 in Santa Fe, NM. He is survived by brother Baldamor (PollY) Varos of Llano Quemado, NM and sister Precides (Claudio) Rael of Questa, NM. Interment at the Arroyo Seco, NM Cemetery. 4 May 1995 B-3.

55- Tom Trujillo, 87, lone time resident of Ranchitos, NM. Passed away in Layton, Ut. Friday 21 April 1995. Preceded in death by his wife Ernestina "Tina" in 1975 and daughter Conchita Leeder in 1984. Suyrvived daughters Priscilla (Julian) Archuleta of Denver, Co, Marya Agnes (Kevin) McDonnell of Albuq, NM, Frances Trujillo of Taos, NMand Tomasita (Jack) Cisneros of Layton, Ut; Sisters Virginia (Jose) Olonia of Santa Fe, NM, Teddy Olonia of Vancouver, Wa, Mercy (Ike) Martinez of Reno, Nv and brother Frank (Cora) Trujillo of Reno, NV. 4 May 1995 B-3.

56- Bill Blakey resident of Taos, NM and former owner of El Pueblo Motor Lodge passed away Saturday in Sun City, Arizona. Bill was born and raised in McKinney, Texas. He came to New Mexico in the mid 1930s with the C.C. Camp. He married the former Arlene Jo Francis Reader in 1940. She passed away in 1980. Bill was a long time grocery salesman, later working for Taos Leathercrafts for a number of years. Survived by son Roger Blakey of Co. and daughter Cynthia Blotter of Ca. 8 grandchildren and his sister Blance Wilson from Texas. 11 May 1995 A-13.

57- Eliseo Miera Jr, 68, of El Prado, NM. Passed away 8 May 1995 at Holy Cross Hospital, Taos, NM. Preceded in death by his son Moises Miera in 1994. Survived by wife Dorothy J. Miera of El Prado, NM; Daughter Sandy Anderson of Chile, NM; Brothers Felix (Delia) Miera of Taos, Palemon (Flossie) Miera of Ranchos de Taos, Joe (Barbara) Miera of Gallup,NM and Jimmy (Lori) Miera of Penasco, NM; Sisters Cora (Alfonso) Rael of Questa, Margaret (Luis) Romero of San Pablo, Ca, Rosita (Pete) Peterson of Los Colonias, Carla (Ruben) Graham of Ranchitos, Bernice (Armando) Valerio of Ranchos de Taos and Cindy (Peter) Jeantette of Taos; Brother-in-law Bill (Dorothy) Adams of Reno, Nv; Sister-in-law Becky Miera. Burial at the Miera Cemetery, Taos NM. 11 May 1995 A-13.

58- Larry "Bear" Moll, 43, of Taos, NM. Passed away 4 May 1995 at Holy Cross Hospital Taos, NM. He was a resident of Taos for the last year and a half and formerly of Mukilteo, Washington. Survived by wife Carol A. Frank of Taos, they were the owners of the Brooks Street Inn. Also survived by Parents Godfrey and Muriel Moll of Springfield, Mo; Sister Karen Thomas of San Antonio, Tx. and Merlyn Cocoran of Cohassat, Ma. 11 May 1995 A-13.

59- Arcycine Vigil, 59, of Questa, NM. Passed away at Holy Vross Hospital, Taos, NM 11 May 1995. Survived by husband Nerio Vigil; Children Jose (Crystal) Vigil, Delsie (Leroy) Casias, Frances (Roberti) Lovato, Shirley (Floyd) Martinez, Michael (Sandra) Vigil, Lily Vigil and Donna Vigil; Sisters Edna Manzanares, Donna Martinez and Geraldine Garcia. Preceded in death by sister Erie Alonzo. Interment at the Pueblito Cemetery Questa, NM. 18 May 1995 B-5.

60- Jose Ramon Anglada, 93, of Taos, NM. Passed away 10 May 1995 at the Espanola, NM Hospital. Survived by children Ursuls Lujan of San Fernando, Ca, Juanita Romero of Raton, NM, Mary E. (Rubel) Gonzales of Denver, Co, Manuel (Dolores) Anglada of Denver, Co,Ray (Angie) Anglada of Torrence, Ca, Sam (Ella) Anglada of Tooele, Ut, Tito (Lucy) Anglada, George (Celia) Anglada, Dora (Pat) Vigil, Fred (Carol) Anglada, Tere (Manuel) Gonzales, Eva (Fidel) Garcia, Vito (Gloria) Anglada and Louis (Margie) Anglada, all of Taos, NM. Burial at the Grace Brethern Cemetery Canon, NM. 18 May 1995 B-5.

61- Odelia Mondragon, 93, of Ranchos de Taos, NM. Passed away 11 May 1995 at Taos, NM Holy Cross Hospital. Preceded in death by husband Estevan Mondragon, 2 sons Juan B. and Porfirio Mondragon and a daughter Elsie Sanchez. Survived by Children Ernesto Mondragon of Ranchos de Taos, NM, Maria (Samuel) Aragon of Salt Lake City, Ut, Florence (Ted) Rivera of Denver, Co, and Martha (Arturo) Pino of Fresno, Ca, Odelia Mondragon graduated from the Alice Hyson Girls School in Santa Fe and was a teacher in Llano Quemado and Talpa, NM Public Schools. She worked in the County Treasures office for her father Dionisio Martinez as his assessor. Burial at the Brethern Cemetery Canon, NM. 18 May 1995 B-5.

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

63- Bruces Ernes McArthur, 76,of 750 Northfort Rd. Died Wednesday 17 May 1995 at his residence. He was a native of North Dakota and a prior resident of Youngstown, Ohio, Jackson Hole, Wyo, Conner, Montana and Taos, Nm. Before moving to North Carolina 2 years ago. He was a graduate of the University of North Dakota and the Case Institute of Technology in Clevland, Ohio. He had a business with Ajax Magnethermic and was an Author and Teacher. Survived by wife Charlotte Arganbright McArthur of Barnardsville; Son David McArthur of Boulder Creek, Ca, and Thomas B. McArthur of Taos, Nm; Daughter Sue Clemans from Arizona; Sisters June Emo of Cayucas, Ca, and Claire Forbes of Dunlap, Ca. 25 May 1995 B-6.

64- Dewey Warren Haddock, age 97, died in Taos, NM. Monday 15 May 1995. His death follows by 6 weeks the loss of his beloved bride of 63 years, Wilma Clayton Haddock. He is preceded in death by his son John P. Haddock of Dallas, Tx. The fourth of eight children, Mr Haddock was born in the Indian Territory near Collinsville, Ok. He was a member of the Cherokee Nation. He married Jewell Miller in 1921. They had one son, John Dewey (1922-91). Later divorced. Mr. Haddock continued traveling and working construction throughout the Southern states. In 1931 he married Wilma Louise Clayton in Portales, NM. They made their home in the small towns of Arrey, Garfield and Hatch, NM.They worked principally as general store owners, cotton and chili farmers. In 1989 the Haddocks moved to Taos, NM Plaza de Retiro. Survived by sister Lillian Haddock Johnson of Dallas, Tx; Children Marshall Haddock of Columbus, Ohio, Wanda Burkett of Taos Ski Valley, NM, Carolyn Haddock of Taos, NM. He will be buried next to his loving wife at the Garden of Memories in Hatch, NM. 25 May 1995 B-6.

65- Gerald R. Martinez born 3 Aug 1968, left us 16 April 1995 at the family home in Chamisal, NM. He was a 1987 graduate of Penasco High School. He worked for the Forest Service and was a member of the Fire Fighting Dept. He was recently employed by Sanco. He was proceded in death by brother Andy in 1966, maternal grandparents Adauto and Cleofas Romero, Paternal grandparents Esquipula and Beroniz Martinez. Survived by parents Alferino and Mabel Martinez; Brothers Felimon (Tracy) Martinez and Dennis Martinez; Sisters Christina Martinez, Anna (David) Martinez, Prescilla (James) Martinez and Josephine Martinez. Interment at the Chamisal NM Cemetery. 25 May 1995 B-6.

66- John P. Mandonado, 65, of Questa, NM. Passed away at his residence 21 May 1995. Survived by sister Elva Vialpando of Questa, NM; Brother Mike Mandonado of Questa, NM. Interment at the St. Anthony Cemetery Questa, NM. 25 May 1995 B-6.

67- Robert Esquibel, 80, of Taos, NM. Passed away at his resisence 18 May 1995. Survived by wife Irma Esquibel of Taos, NM; Sister Manuelita Esquibel of Taos,NM: Brother-in-law Carl (Anabell) Grubb of Albuq, NM and Salamon (Joann) Grubb of Denver, Co; Sister-in-law Mary Esquibel of Taos, NM. Interment at the national Cemetery Santa Fe, NM. 25 May 1995 B-6.

68- Cleofas Esquibel, 93, of Talpa, NM. Passed away 26 My 1995. Preceded in death by his son Billy Barela in 1949. Survived by his wife of 71 years Mercedes Barela of Talpa, NM; Daughter Lorein (Carlos) Mares of Taos, Minnie Benedict of Llano Quemado, NM and Emma (Richard) Coca of Talpa, NM. He was the owner of Barela's Store in Talpa, NM. Burial at the Jesus de Nazarette Cemetery in Ranchos de Taos, NM. 1 June 1995 A-13.

69- Irene Seward Cottam of Taos, NM died at her home 21 May 1995 at 1240 AM. Preceded in death by her parents Elizabeth (Lewis) Seward and Edwin B. Seward and brothjer Lewis B. Seward. Irene was born 7 July 1901 in Santa Fe, NM and raised in Tres Piedres, NM, where her father was an attorney-Store Keeper and Rancher. She attended Albuq High School then she taught school in Tres Piedres. In 1920 she married Claud S. Mann in Santa Fe, NM. After he graduated from George Town Law School they lived in Santa Fe, NM. Where he was Assistant U.S. Attorney. She was active in the Republican party and was the only woman to serve n the 23rd New Mexico Legislature (1957-1959). After 56 years Claud Mann preceded her in death in 1976. In 1981 ahe moved to Taos, NM and married Louis (Louie) F. Cottam. She was 80 and he was 89. Louis died at age 101 in 1993, after 12 years of marriage. Irene is survived by sons Claud S. Mann Jr. of Valatie, Ny and Taos, NM, Edward S. Mann of Taos; Step-children Barbara C. Chavez and husband Lambert, Brook Cottam and wife Phoebe all of Taos, NM; Sister-in-law Louise (Don) Gill of Albuq, NM and Dorothy (Ray) Schott of Ca. Graveyard service at the National Cemetery Santa Fe, NM. 1 June 1995 A-13.

70- Eloisa V. Vigil, 100, formerly of Arroyo Seco and Talpa, NM. Died in Atlanta, Ga, 1 June 1995. Survived by son J. Arthuro (Emilia) Vigil of Atlanta; Step-children Gilbert, Gregorio Vigil and Mary V. Gonzales of Taos, NM. Eloisa was the daughter of Tobias and Natividad Vigil of Arroyo Seco, NM. Her late husband was Alfonso Vigil Talpa, NM. Burial in Atlanta, Ga. 6 June 1995 B-6.

71- Frank Waters, 92, of Arroyo Seco, NM. Passed awya 3 June 1995 at his residence. An author of 25 books. Survived by his wife Barbara of Arroyo Seco, NM. Niece Arleene Arnell of Del Mar, Ca. 8 June 1995 B-6.

72- Eloisa V. Sandoval a long time resident of Ranchos de Taos, NM and recently of Las Lunas, NM. Passed away 5 June 1995. She was the widow of Eligio Sandoval. Survived by sons Rudy Sandova and Eloy F. and wife Gertrudes Sandoval. 15 June 1995 B-4.

73- Sue Stockhoff McMahan, 43, a resident of Taos, NM and former resident of Santa Fe, NM. Passed away 8 June 1995. Survived by husband John; Parents Clifford and Sybil Stockhoff; Her twin brother and family Cy, Jan, Maren and Paul Stockhoff; Brother-in-law Larry McHahan. 15 June 1995 B-4.

74- Charles A. Foster, 66, passed away 8 June 1995 in San Diego, Ca. Preceded in death by his parents Harry in 1971 and Lena Foster in 1993. Survived by children Harry Foster of Spokeane, Wa. Eli Foster, Missy Foster and Joshua Foster of Taos, NM; Aunt Lida (Ken) Maze of Ponca City, Ok. Long time companions Robert and Diana Upchurch of San Diego. Ca. Charlie was a long time resident of Taos, NM. With his parents they for many years ran Foster's Cafe and other restaurants in Taos, NM. 22 June 1995 B-7.

75- Dr. Amelia S. Rock, 81, a resident of Taos, NM for 4 years. Died 28 May 1995. Born in Ellwood City, Pa. She was an educator for 42 years and retired as principal from Miami, Fl. Amelia graduated from Geneva College in 1936 with a B. A. degree, received her M. A. in 1965 from the University of Miami and her Ph.D. from Nova University in 1976. Survived by brother John Sirianni of Miami, Fl; Daughters Gerry Rock Vanculin (Dalton) Montgomery) of Taos, NM and Gloria Schnier of Chicago, Il. Buried at Ellwood City, Pa. 22 June 1995 B-7.

76- Isaac F. Gonzales Sr., 87, of El Prado, NM. Passed away 11 June 1995 in Santa Fe, NM. Survived by wife Maria Carmen Gonzales; Children Isaac Gonzales Jr.( Erlinda), Felix (Pauline) Gonzales, Emilio (Gloria) Gonzales, Jimmy Gonzales, Martha (Celso) Chacon; Brother Juan A. Gonzales; Sister Grace Trujillo; Sister-in-law Rafelita Gonzales. Preceded in death by Children George Thomas Gonzales and Maria Gonzales; Brother Armando Gonzales; Sister Rafelita Cantu. Burial at Dolores Cemetery Taos, NM. 22 June 1995 B-7.

77-Patsy Montoya Dazhan, 60, of Los Cordova, NM. Formally of Oakland, Ca. Passed away at her residence 18 June 1995. Survived by her significant other, Eddie Jemez; Parents Tito and Juanita Montoya of Los Cordovas, NM; Children Juanita Dazhan of San Francisco, Ca, Perfidia (Doug) Kyono of Daly City, Ca. Tony (Ruby) Dazhan of San Leandro, Ca., Tina (Kevin) Bradley of Dublin, Ca, and Angelica Dazhan (Paul V. Martinez) of Taos, NM; Sisters Gloria Sanchez, Geraldine Gutierrez and Darlene Guiterrez all of Taos, NM. Buried at Los Cordova Cemetery. 22 June 1995 B-7.

78- Dora M. Salazar, 73, of El Prado, NM. Passed away 29 June 1995 at Holy Cross Hospital Taos, NM. She was a foster grandparent an active participant in the Senior Citizen Olympics and winner of many medals. She was also a former Mayodorma at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. She is survived by her children Joseph Fresquez, Leroy Fresquez and Chris Medina of Taos, NM. Nancy (Fred) Gutierrez of Ranchos de Taos, NM and Peggy Trujillo of Denver, Co; Siblings Eutimio and Joe Medina and Pita Garcia. Interment at Dolores Cemetery Taos, NM. 6 July 1995 A-11.

79- Eduardo Lavadie passed away 24 June 1995. He was born in Taos, NM 28 Dec 1942 to Alfredo Lavadie and Luisa Trujillo Lavadie of Taos, NM. He graduated from Taos High School and New Mexico Highland University. He was co-founder of the Rio Grande Alcoholism Treatment Center in Embudo, NM and helped establish the Taos Valley Acequia Association. He was preceded in death by his parents and older brother Teodoro Lavadie. Survived by his wife Juanita Jaramillo Lavadie and older brother Tomas Lavadie and wife Libby and their children Maria and Christina, Younger brother Roberto wife Carol and their children Liza, Jose, Anita and Celina. 6 July 1995 A-11.

80- Emily Ann Williams of Angel Fire, NM. Died sunday 25 June 1995. She was 7 years old and battled epilepsy throughout her life. Survived by her parents Ted and Ruth Williams, residents of Angel Fire, NM for 16 years; Sister Elizabeth Ashley; Grandparents Lee and Charlie Szenasy Jr, of Athens, Tx; Grandmother Evelyn Williams of Bryan, Tx; Aunts Diane Williams and Nancy Rogers; Cousins Robin, Jeremy and Meghann. Grave side service Bryan, Tx. 6 July 1995 A-11.

By Alberto Vidaurre 11 Nov 2010.