Taos County Obituaries 1995
Part Two
Compiled by Alberto Vidaurre
11 November 2010
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Following is part 2 of the obituaries for the year 1995 as listed in 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.

81- Jim Terry, 71, of Taos, NM. Died 4 July 1995 in Eagle Nest, NM. he was riding his 3 year old foxtrotter stallion Rocky, down main street in the 4th of July Eagle Nest Parade. The horse reared up and fell backward on top of Jim Terry. Terry struck his head on the pavement and his chest was crushed by the horse. The horse, Rocky was not injured. Jim Terry had lived in Taos, NM 13 years since retiring from his carpet business in Houston, Tx. Preceded in death by his wife, Marge in 1993. Survived by his sons Dwayne and Doug Terry. 13 July 1995 A-6.

82- Adonario A. Bustos, 63, of Taos, NM, formerly of Arroyo Seco, NM. Passed away at Holy Cross Hospital 4 July 1995. He is survived by his wife Fannie M. Bustos of Taos, NM; Children Esther (Ruben) Garcia of Questa, NM, Maxine (Walter) Cordova, Lisa Bustos (Joseph Garcia), Abe Bustos and Antonia Bustos of Taos, NM; Brother Juan Bustos and Margie Bustos of Wyo; Sisters Pablita Martinez and Evilia Duran of Arroyo Seco, NM. Burial at the National Cemetery Santa Fe, NM. 13 July 1995 B-6.

83- Eleanor Cordova, 85, of Arroyo Seco, NM. Passed away at her home 25 June 1995. Survived by her husband Jose; Son Lucas (Gloria) Cordova; Daughters Ramona (Fred) Maestas, Genoveva (Manuel) Medina, Adonelia (Harry) Miera and Bertha (Jose) Rendon. 13 July 1995 B-6.

84- Francis (Frank) Jesse Maestas, 29, died 4 July 1995 at University Hospital in Albuq, NM. He was a 1983 graduate of Taos High School and a 1988 graduate of the University of New Mexico. Survived by parents Francis Maestas and Helen Hazel Maestas of Taos, NM; Brothers Daniel Edward Maestas, and John Phillip Maestas both of Taos, NM; Niece Ashley Serafina Maestas; Nephew Daniel Edward Maestas Jr. Interment at El Camposanto de Las Cruces Taos, NM. 13 July 1995 B-6.

85- Jose Belarmino Romero, 90, a life long resident of El Valle, NM. Died thursday 6 July 1995 at Hacienda de Salud. Preceded in death by his wife Feloniz Romero 2 Sept 1984. Survived by brother George Romero Sr. and wife Oralia of El Valle, NM; Nephews Atanacio E. Romero and Wife Flora of Silver City, NM, Felix Romero and wife Kathy of Las Vegas, Nv, George Romero Jr. and wife Debbie of El Valle, NM; Niece Juanita Lopez and husband Gene of Rodarte, NM. Also survived by Cornelia and Leroy Campos who cared for him for 18 years. Burial at the Catholic Cemetery in El Valle, NM. 13 July 1995 B-6.

86- Luis Ernesto Martinez, 79, of Taos, NM. Passed away 5 July 1995 at his residence. Preceded in death by son Floyd Martinez and grandson Lloyd Martinez. Survived by his wife Eloisa; Children Louie Martinez, Juan (Sandra) Martinez, Diane (Joe) Fernandez, Richard (Loretta) Martinez of Taos, NM, Tony (Cruzita) Martinez of Ca. and Leroy (Roberta) Martinez of Albuq, NM; Brother Jose Martinez of Monte Vista, Co. Burial at Dolores Cemetery. 13 July 1995 B-6.

87- Marcia V. Peralta, 58, now living in Las Cruces, NM, formerly of Taos Passed away Saturday 8 July 1995 at Las Cruces, NM. Survived by husband Simon Peralta; Children Francella Martinez, Loretta Martinez,(Fernando Martinez deceased), Simon L. Peralta (Linda), Dennis Peralta (Matilde) Ana Maria Peralta; Mother-in-law Benita G. Peralta; Siblings Viola Martinez (Ralph), Douglas Vigil (Gloria), Jessie Romero (Edwin), Frank Vigil (Maida); Brother-in-law Orlando (Datto) Peralta. Preceded in death by her parents Nicanor Vigil and Louisa Vigil. 13 July 1995 B-6.

88- Robert E. Sanchez, 34, of Llano de San Juan, NM died 3 July 1995. Survived by his parents Liberato and Celia Sanchez; Grandma Petrolina Sanchez; Brothers Charlie (Brenda) Sanchez, Andy Sanchez, Larry (Lucia) Sanchez, Moises (Linda) Sanchez, and Reggie Sanchez; Sisters Annabelle (Anthony) Baca, Betsy (Michael) Montano, Lorraine Sanchez, Yolanda Sanchez, Darlene (John) Valdez and Christine Sanchez. Interment at the Llano de San Juan NM Cemetery. 13 July 1995 B-6.

89- Frances Struck of Glendale, Ca. Passed away 26 June 1995. She was born in Ranchos de Taos, NM 17 Jan 1931 to Raquel Trujillo and Wallace Struck. She moved to Los Alamos in 1948 attended school there and graduated in 1950. She than attended Business Collage in Santa Fe, NM. Moved to California in 1952, There she worked for Bank of America 20 years in the trust operation dept. She also worked 13 years for the First Interstate Bank of California. She retired 31 Aug 1994. Survived by sister Ernestine (David) Martinez of Glendale, Ca; Brothers Abran Struck of Van Nuys, Ca, Albino (Dolores) Struck, Ranchos de Taos, NM, Tony (Pam) Struck Van Nuys, Ca. and Bobby Struck of Glendale, Ca; Sister-in-law Mercy Struck of Ranchos de Taos, NM; Step-sister Margaret Anaya of Taos, NM. Sister Marcia Maes of Ordenville, Michigan; Step-brothers J. A. (Lourdes) Maes Ranchos de Taos, NM, Joe E. Maes of Pueblo. Co, Pablo (Alice) Maes of Albuq, NM, Herman (Ruth) Maes of Espanola, NM. Memorial service held at the Little Church of The Flowers Forest Lawan Cemetery, L.A. Calif. 27 July 1995 A-16.

90- Billy DeHerrera, 57, of Costilla, NM. Passed away at Holy Cross Hospital 25 July 1995. Survived by his wife Maria of Costilla; Daughters Melissa DeHerrera amd Michelle DeHerrera of Riverside, Ca; Brothers Ben (Luisa) DeHerrera of Las Cruces, NM, Valdamar (Connie) DeHerrera of Costilla, NM, Carlos (Vera) DeHerrera of El Paso, Tx, Meliton (Connie) DeHerrera Jr, of Taos, NM and Lloyd Mares of Rio Rancho, NM; Sisters Belisandria (Gary) Levingston of Denver, Co and Maxine (Gary) Caraveo of Costilla, NM. Interment at the Costilla, NM Cemetery. 3 Aug 1995 A-15.

91- James Allen Hackman, 50 Died at home in Taos, NM 25 July 1995. Formerly of Delmar, New York. Mr. Hackman retired to Taos, NM in 1993 after 26 years of public service for the states of Arizona and New York. Survived by his partner John Harris Surderley II; Son David James Hackman and daughter Susan Elizabeth Hackman of Palm Harbor, Fl; Mother Ruth Hackman of Fredonia, New York; Sister Susan Vahl of Allegany, New York; Brother William Hackman of Warsaw, Virginia. 3 Aug 1995 A-15.

92- Josefina Chavez, 94, of Talpa NM. Passed away in Denver, Co, 28 July 1995. Preceded in death by her husband Eligio Chavez and a son Salamon Chavez, She is survived by the following children Andres (Alicia) Chavez of Canon, NM, Jose (Eloisa) Chavez of Denver, Co, Dolores (Phil) Bunde of San Diego, Ca, Ernestina (Luis) LeDoux of Denver, Co, Carolina (Eloy) Espinosa of Denver, Co, Mary Ann Olguin of Las Vegas, NM, Leonor Chavez of Taos, NM, Juanita (John) Trujillo of Denver, Co, Bella (Gilbert) Mondragon of Talpa, NM, Sophia (Edwardo) Lopez of Denver, Co; Sisters Stephanie (Joe) Estrada of Oklahoma and Teodora (Juan) Vigil of Ranchos de Taos, NM. Interment at the Talpa, NM Cemetery. 3 Aug 1995 A-16.

93- Ruben Martinez, 76, of Valdez, NM. Passed away 16 July 1995. Preceded in death by a brother, Epifanio Martinez. Survived by wife Frutosa Martinez; Children Ruben (Margaret) Martinez of Taos, NM. Tony (Lorraine) Martinez of los Cordova, NM, Viola (Albert) Romo of Talpa, NM and Louise (Alex) Cordova of Costilla, NM; Brother Adolfo Martinez of Taos, NM; Sister Natividad Rodriguez of San Francisco, Ca. Interment at the Valdez, NM Cemetery. 3 Aug 1995 A-16.

94- Bernardine Wood, Born 15 June 1924 in Tyler, Tx died after a long illness on 24 July 1995. A long time resident of Taos, NM. She was known both as a painter and sculptor. She graduated with a BFA from the University of Texas. Studied painting with Everett Spruce, Edgar Taylor, William Lester and Jayson Smith. Post Graduate sculpture with Charles Umlauf. 10 Aug 1995 A-12.

95- Felimon Cisneros, 26 ,of Cerro, NM. Passed Away as a result of a motor vehicle accident 9 Aug 1995. Survived by wife Teresa Martinez of Cerro, NM; Children Rosita, Roman and Lupita Cisneros of Cerro, NM; Mother Dolores Montoya Cisneros of Cerro, NM; His adoptive parents Ed and Lupe Medina of Cerro, NM; Brothers Alex (Kelly) Ramirez of Espanola, NM, and David Ramirez of Cerro, NM; Grandparents Minora (Jack) Houser of Arizona and O.G. (Ida) Martinez of Arroyo Hondo, NM. Interment at the Cerro NM Cemetery. 17 Aug 1995 A-13.

96- Jose Miguel Vigil, 69, of Talpa NM. Passed away 11 Aug 1995. He was a Navy veteran serving with the C.B's during world war 2. He retired from the Army depot in Toole, Ut. Survived by siblings Mrs. Refugio Barela of Llano Quemado, NM, Juanita Sandoval of Talpa, NM, Paul Vigil of Ranchos de Tao, NM, Antonia Vigil of Albuq, NM, Tony (Frances) Vigil of Ranchos de Taos, NM, Tomasita (Tony) Mondragon of Llano Quemado, NM. Burial at the St. Francis Cemetery in Ranchos de Taos, NM. 17 Aug 1995 A-13.

97- Judith Rose Ortega, 45, of Questa, NM, Passed away 8 Aug 1995. Survived by husband George of Questa, NM; Children Roger (Luann) Blanco Jr. of Pueblo, Co, Robert Blanco of Amalia, NM, Denise (Joe) Mares of Taos, NM, Jeremy Blanco of Penasco, NM and Aron Roy Blanco of Pueblo; Step-children Joann (Beck) Cisneros of Questa, Cynthia (Leroy) Miera, Georgia (Michael) Chandler and Fred Cisneros all of Albuq, NM. Interment at the Cerro NM Cemetery. 17 Aug 1995 A-13.

98- Bobby E. Sanchez of Cerro, NM. Passed away 14 Aug 1995 at University Medical Center in Denver, Co. He was employed by Sanco and was a member of the Cerro Fire Dept. Survived by his wife Kimber Sanchez and children Rebecca, LeEvan, Gregory and John Sanchez all of Cerro, NM; Mother Florida Sanchez of Cerro, NM; Sister Marilyn Flemming of Albuq, NM. Interment at the Cerro NM Cemetery. 24 Aug 1995 A-16.

99- Consuelo "Concha" Cochran, 48, of Taos, NM. Passed away in Albuq, NM 16 Aug 1995. Preceded in death by her brother Michael Ortiz. She is survived by her children Veronica Thomas of Reno, Nv, Marcos Medina of Phoenix, Az. and Tanya Cochran of Taos, NM; Mother Dolores S. Gonzales, Father Samuel Ortiz of Riverside, Ca; Her grandchildren Laurissa, Thomas, Juanito Garcia, Kevin Garcia and Cheyanne Cochran. Interment at the Taos, NM Sierra Vista Cemetery. 24 Aug 1995 A-16.

100- Domitila "Tillie" Rodriguez of Denver, Co, formerly of Amalia, NM. Passed away (date not listed). Survived by her husband Juan; Children John, Heidi, Diana, Christina, Delia, Shirley, Elizabeth, Peter, Paul and Sarah; Siblings Dolores Gonzales, Rummy Lozano, Elsie Gallegos, Sylvia Muniz and Eugene Martinez. Burial at the Amalia, NM Cemetery. 24 Aug 1995 A-16.

101- Edith Piedad Lindeman, 97, of Taos, NM. Passed away 9 Aug 1995. Survived by Daughters Susan (Paul) Trujillo, Lily Gomez of Taos, NM, Beatrice Romero of Parker, Co; Son Manuel Gonzales (Majorie) of Petaluma, Ca.; Siblings Dan Archuleta (Felima), Dorothy Silva of Taos, Abe Archuleta (Josie) of Espanola and Rose Ahuero (Don) of Denver, Co. 24 Aug 1995 A-16.

102- Luis R. Anaya, 41, of Taos, NM died 10 Aug 1995. He was born 2 May 1954. Preceded in death by his father Margarito Anaya, brother Rolando Martinez and sisters Edna Miera and Selsa Couch. Survived by his mother Margaret Anaya; Brothers Steve (Evelyn) Anaya, Robert (Lillian) Martinez; Sisters Carmel (Ruben) Duran and Loretta Anaya. Burial at the Taos NM Pacheco Cemetery. 24 Aug 1995 A-16.

...Albuq Journal North 16 Nov 2010 2..Maria "Margarita" Anaya, 91 of Taos Died Monday 15 Nov 2010. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Rafael Martinez and second husband Margarito Gonzaga Anaya; Parents Herman and Fidelia Maes; Step-mother Raquel Maes; Sons Rolando Martinez and Luis Anaya; Daughter Edna Miera and Selsa Couch. She is survived by her children Robert L. Martinez (Lillian) of El Prado, NM, Carmel Manzanares (Dennis) Santa Fe, NM, Steve Anaya (Evelyn) of Taos and Loretta Anaya (Lorrie Carillo) of Taos, NM; Daughter-in-law Tina Martinez; Son-in-law Larry Couch; Brothers Paul Maes (Mary Alice) and Herman Maes; Sister Maria Maes.93 Grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Interment at the San Fe National Cemetery. 16 Nov 2010 2 Albuq Journal North...

103- Robert Quayle Kennaugh, an Anglican Catholic Archibshop. Passed away 13 Aug 1995 at the age of 78. His first assignment was as Curate of Calvary Church in Memphis, Tn. He was appointed Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church, Corsicana, Tx St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Gladwyne, Pa. St. John's Church in Los Angles, Ca. He worked with the National Office of the Episcopal Church in Christian education. He was instrumental in the founding of the Canterbury house at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Tx. He was born in Colo Springs, Co 9 July 1917. He had a home in Taos, NM for 35 years. Survived by his wife Betty W. Kennaugh; Daughters Francy Speirs, Mitzy Kennaugh and Bonnie Smith. 24 Aug 1995 A-16.

104- Frances Sisneros, 95, a former resident of Taos, NM all of her life and the Corrales, NM area since 1970 passed away on Sunday 13 Aug 1995. She was born 3 Dec 1995 in Raton, NM to Candido and Adelaida Garcia Archuleta. Preceded in death by her husband Luis Sisneros. Survived by children Tomas Sisneros (Roberta of Alamosa, Co, Adelaida Vodnik (Ludy) of Corrales, NM and Luis Sisneros (Merry) of West Bloomfield, Mi; Brothers Antonio Archuleta of Clayton, NM, Gonzalo Archuleta of Des Moines, NM; Sisters Senaida Martinez of Clayton, NM and Sarita Salaz of Pueblo, Co. Interment at the Taos NM Sierra Vista Cemetery. 31 Aug 1995 A-17.

105- Jose M. Archuleta, 87, of Albuq, NM, formally of Pilar, NM. Passed away in Albuq, NM 21 Aug 1995. Preceded in death by his wife Edilia and a son, Orlando. Survived by son Anibal M. (Rosemary Archuleta of Albuq, NM; Sister Teodula Gonzales of Ranchos de Taos, NM; Brothers Nasario (Dolores) Archuleta of Ca. and Antonio (Maria) Archuleta of Ca; Sister-in-law Helen Archuleta of Santa Fe, NM; Brother-in-law Alberto (Adela) Romero of Pilar, NM. Burial at the lower Pilar, NM Cemetery. 31 Aug 1995 A-17.

106- Elfido Mondragon, 84, Passed away 1 Sept 1995 in Taos, NM at Holy Cross Hospital. He is survived by his wife Manuelita Mondragon; Sons Arturo (Clara) Mondragon, Bennie (Manuelita) Mondragon, Leo (Bernice) Mondragon, Fernando Mondragon; Daughter Ann (John) Garcia; Sisters Maria (Bences) Gomez, Solidea Mondragon. Interment at the Llano Quemado, NM Cemetery. 7 Sept 1995 A-16.

107- Betty Boyer Becker, born 24 Dec 1922, of Taos, NM. Passed away 8 Sept 1995. Survived by husband Virgie Becker; Children Barbara and Jerry. She was the daughter of the late Miles and Fanny Witt Boyer. Sister of the late Jack Boyer and Alice Boyer Bond. Service were held in Olmito, Tx. 14 Sept 1995 A-14.

108- Candido Amadeo Romero, 69, died 7 Sept 1995 in Taos, NM. Preceded in death by his father Jose Eli Romero and son Ray Romero. Survived by his wife Evangelina Romero; Mother Catalina Romero; Brother Arturo (Alice) Romero; Sisters Tina Fernandez and Isabel Valerio (deceased); Brother-in-law Epimenio Vallerio; Children Pearl Martinez, Barbara Montgomery (close friend Ralph Branch), Abad Romero, Santana (Ernie) Lopez, Debbie (James) Harmon. 14 Sept 1995 A-14.

109- Craig Clark Schumacher, 50, passed away in Albuq, NM 6 Sept 1995. Preceded in death by sister, Penny. Craig is survived by his parents George and Patsy Schumacher of Taos, NM; Siblings George Anne (Mark) Vandervere of Farmington, NM, Wendy (Joseph) Learman of Burbank, Ca, Patsy (Gary) Wright of Knoxville, Tn, Steven P. (Caroline) Schumacher of Rio Rancho, NM; Grandmother Wilhelmina (Billie) Clark of Illinois. 14 Sept 1995 A-14.

110- Jose Alberto Ortega, 84, of Cerro, NM died 7 Sept 1005 in Cerro, NM. Survived by daughters Tessie Morales (Juan) of Cashoville, Ca, Ruth Ortega of Cerro, NM, Rose (Tony) Cintas of Cerro, NM; Sons Elmer (Eleanor) Ortega of Cerro, NM, Armando (Rose) Ortega of Cerro, NM Carlos (Bennie) Ortega of Cerro, NM; Sister Philemona Jaramillo. Burial at the Cerro, NM Catholic Cemetery. 14 Sept 1995 A-14.

111- Bernabe Lopez, 77, of Chamial, NM. Passed away 12 Sept 1995. Survived by his companion Jenny Fresquez; Children Rumaldita (Edward) Sanchez of Ca, Katherine (Herminio) Arguello of Chamisal, NM, Mary Ann Webster, Orlando Lopez, Christina (Art) Meza, Pearl (Les) Casey and Daniel Lopez all of Ca, and Sylvia (Louie) Diaz of Co; Sisters Angelica Sisneros, Florida Abeyta and Leonor Cordova. Interment at the Chamisal Cemetery. 21 Sept 1995 B-5.

112- Dorothy Mae Scott, 63, of Angel Fire, NM. Passed away 15 Sept 1995 at her residence. Survived by her husband Joe Lee Scott. Funeral Service were held in Ft. Worth, Tx. 21 Sept 1995 B-5.

113- Paulette D. Vallier, 52, of Taos, NM died 19 Sept 1995 at Holy Cross Hospital Taos, NM, She was an Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor. She was born in Portland, Maine, raised in Massachusetts and Arizona before moving with her family to Taos, NM in 1951. Her parents managed the Sagebrush Inn. Survived by her partner of 10 years A. Werner; Brother Myron H. Vallier of Denver, Co, 28 Sept 1995 A-3.

114- Louis Moya, 51, of Taos, NM was killed in a pedestrian/automobile collision which occurred about 8:30 PM maonday 25 Sept 1995. He was killed while crossing state road 68 in Ranchos de Taos, NM. As of press time obit and/or funeral service have not been announced. 28 Sept 1995 A-11.

115- Anita T. Casias, 62 of Ranchos de Taos, NM died thursday at Holy Cross Hospital in Taos, NM. Preceded in death by her parents, Demetrio and Celia Trujillo, children Frances and Mary Casias, siblings Faviola Romero and Clarence Trujillo. She is survived by her husband Deluvino Casias of Ranchos de Taos, NM; Children Diana (Reynaldo) Martinez, Arturo Casias, Darlene (Maria) Montoya, Deluvino Casias Jr., Teresita Casias and husband Wallace Archuleta Sr., Mary Ann Casias, Carla Casias, Senovia Casias and husband Wallace Archuleta Jr. and Melanie Casias; Sister Manuelita (Levi) Mondragon; Brothers Eloy ( Lorraine) Trujillo, Wilfred (Rebecca) Trujillo, Pacomio (Betty) Trujillo and Benito Trujillo. 28 Sept 1995 A-16.

116- Eloisa Lovato, 95, of Costilla, NM Passed away 19 Sept 1995 in Albuq, NM. Preceded in death by husband Demetrio in 1967. Survived by children Teresa Gonzales of Pueblo, Co, Judy (Jake) Ortega of Ca, Dee (Casilda) Lovato Jr. of Costilla, NM, Erma (William) Martinez of Albuq, NM, Prescilla (Delfino) Rodriguez of Albuq, NM, Jimmy (Jean) Lovato of Denver Co. and Geraldine (Cruz) Sotelo of Denver, Co. Interment at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Costilla, NM, 28 Sept 1995 A-16.

117- Matilde Gonzales, 90, of Ranchos de Taos, NM. Died thursday. She was preceded in death by her parents Ysa Gonzales and Clotilde Sandoval Gonzales. Survived by daughter Beverly Armijo and husband Steve; Brothers Nelson Gonzales and Roberto Gonzales; Sisters Victoria Gonzales Romero and Hevila Gonzales Olson; Grandchildren Isaac and Darlene Armijo. Interment at the Presbyterian Cemetery Ranchos de Taos, NM. 28 Sept 1995 A-16.

118- Alice Vigil, of Talpa, NM. Passed away 28 Sept 1995 at her home. She is survived by her husband Cesario Vigil; Children Dorothy Gutierrez (Jesus), Ruby Archuleta (Juan), Bobby Vigil (Christine), Rudy Vigil (Deede), Joan Vigil (Clarence), Danny Vigil (Shirley), Cesario Vigil Jr. (Diana); Brother Ruben Duran; Sisters Cleo Coca and Emilia Lujan. 26 Grandchildren, 23 Great-grand children and 1 great-great grand child. Interment at the Talpa, NM Cemetery. 5 Oct 1995 A-16.

119- Amelia Guara Rivera, 88, of Taos Passed away at her residence 25 Sept 1995. Preceded in death by a son Martin Rivera, Jr. and a grandson Lawrence Chavez. Survived by children Richard Chavez, Margie Guara, Connie Chavez, Naomi "Peewee" Rivera, Rita Mondragon, Stephanie Rivera and Matilda Rivera all of Taos. Also surviving are grandchildren David Chavez, Leonard Rivera, Chuckie Chavez, Richard Rivera, Barbara Rivera, Rachel Mondragon, Alice Sandoval, Liz Nicols and Patty Garcia. Interment at Sierra Vista Cemetery. 5 Oct 1995 A-16.

120- Carmen C. Fresquez passed away Saturday 30 Sept 1995 after a long illness and 2 days after her birthday. She taught in the Penasco Elementary School until her retirement in 1984. She and her husband lived in Colorado and Arizona in the 1950's other than that she was a life-long resident of Penasco. Preceded in death by her parents Gregorio and Emilia Chacon, infant daughter Barbara and husband Macario. Survived by granddaughter Annissa and Julie Fresquez of the family home; Daughters Margie Fresquez, Santa Fe, NM, Susana and husband Sosteno of Penasco; Sons Macario and Leo of Arizona and Pedro of Tx; Daughter-in law Sal and husband Ruben Caballos Las Cruces, NM; Brothers Antonio Chacon (Viola), Jose Benito Chacon ( Connie) of Albuq., Leroy Chacon (Flora) of Tx., Mardoqueo Chacon (Priscilla), Peter Chacon ( Connie), Gregorio of Penasco and Andres Chacon (Isabel). Interment at the Family (Chacon) Cemetery. 5 Oct 1995 A-16.

121- Bobby Ho died at home in Arroyo Hondo, NM, the evening of 6 Oct 1995. He is survived by wife Skipwith; His mother Laura Ho; Daughters Charlotte, Francesca and Antonia. 12 Oct 1995 B-6.

122- Eddie Archuleta, 42, of Rio Lucio, NM. Passed away at Holy Cross Hospital 6 Oct 1995. Survived by his mother Josefita Archuleta of Rio Lucio and several brothers and sisters (Names not listed).Interment at the Rio Lucio Cemetery. 12 Oct 1995 B-6.

123- Ruben Orlando Rubio, 34, of Alabama died of an apparent self inflicted shot gun-shot, 22 Sept 1995 at the Taos Mountains in Taos Pueblo, NM. Sept 23 a United States Customs Service helicopter located Rubio's body at about the 11,000 foot level on the mountain. 12 Oct 1995 A-8.

124- Celestino Gonzales, 93, passed away at his residence in Valdez, NM 11 Oct 1995. He is survived by his sister Lola Gonzales of Valdez, 2 grandchildren Conchita and Debbie, several nieces and 1 nephew. Interment at the Valdez, NM Cemetery. 19 Oct 1995 A-16.

125- Clark D'arcy Moore, born 1932 in Los Angles lived in Houston, Tx many years prior to moving to Taos, Architect graduate Orice University, founder Southwest Specification Services, he was member construction spec, inst. serving on many committees. Clark died 7 Oct 1995. Survived by son Philip, daughter Lorra 2 grandchildren and partner Hugh Gibson.Services held in Houston. 26 Oct 1995 B-6.

126- Donald L. Wiley, 75, Passed away 15 Oct 1995 at Holy Cross Hospital. He was a resident of Taos since 1948 and a long time employee of Mountain Bell, installing the majority of the original telephones in Taos and surrounding counties. He was an avid outdoorsman and was well known for his hunting and fishing skills. A veteran of the Marine Corps. he served as a "China Marine" and later throughout the South Pacific during World War II. Survived by his wife Mary of Taos; Children Donna Cunningham of Belen, Patricia McGinnis of Taos, Michael Wiley of Colorado, Jams Wiley of Los Cordovas and 3 grandchildren. 26 Oct 1995 B-6.

127- Ralph A. Martinez, 41, of Dallas, Tx died saturday 7 Oct 1995. He was born 18 Oct 1953 in Taos, NM. Ralph was an Associate Companion of the Ecumenical Order of Charity.. He was also a salesman for Pepsico Inc and was a longtime employee of Furrs of Las Cruces,NM. Survived by his Parents Tony and Helen Martinez of Las Cruces, NM. Brothers Tony Martinez Jr., of Albuq, NM, Jose Martinez of Las Cruces, NM. and Victor Martinez of Albuq, NM; Sisters Libbt Trujillo and Ruben of Taos,NM, Alice Lujan and husband Harry, Charlene Aguilar and Judy Cunningham and husband Vaughn all of Las Cruces, NM. Burial at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. 26 Oct 1995 B-6.

128- Eleanor Elizabeth (Kopsick) Poirier, 75, born 25 Sept 1925 in Hartford, Connecticut, died 30 Oct 1995. She was preceded in death by her parents and 7 brothers and sisters. Survived by her husband Gerard Poirier of San Cristobal, NM; Sister Eva Mockus (Tanley) of Windsor Locks, Ct; Children Suzanne Poirier of Philadelphia, Jose Poirier ( Judy) of Iwakuni, Japan, Maru Poirier Gilroy (James) of San Cristobal, NM, Alfred Poirier (Trudy) of Billings Mt, Phil Poirier (Shippen) of San Cristobal, NM and Alice Poirier (Keith Keltner) of Questa, NM. 9 grandchildren David, Sarah, Julia, Sonja, Peter, Anya, Katherine, Andrew and Eva. 9 Nov 1995 A-13.

129- Felipita R. Vigil 83, of Albuq, NM formerly of Taos passed away in Albuq 2 Nov 1995. Preceded in death by husband Enriques. Survived by children Felix (Bertha) Vigil of Toole, Ut, Helen Santistevan of American Fork, Ut, Vickie (Pat) Valerio of American Fork, Ut, Mary Vigil of Albuq, NM, Henry (Vera) Vigil Jr. of San Diego, Ca, Meliton (Maggie) Vigil, Orlando Vigil of Albuq, NM, Betty (Steve) Trujillo and Billy (Rosalie) Vigil of Taos, NM; Sisters Corina Esquibel of Ca and Carmen Archuleta of Co. 24 grandchildren. Imterment at the Pacheco Cemetery. 9 Nov 1995 A-13.

130- Gregorio Vigil, 77, of Llano Quemado, NM passed away 2 Nov 1995 at his home. He is survived by his wife Rose Vigil; Children Albert Vigil of Taos, NM, Yolanda Griego (Luis) of Taos, NM, Bernadette Thomson (Frank) of Alamo Gordo, NM; Brothers Gilbert Vigil of Talpa, Arturo Vigil (Emily) of Atlanta, Ga; Sisters Mary Gonzales of L. A. Ca. 7 grandchildren and 1 great grand child. Interment at the National Cemetery Santa Fe, NM. 9 Nov 1995 A-13.

131- Rosemary Cordova, 47, of Taos, NM passed away at St, Vincent Hospital Santa Fe, NM 31 Oct 1995. Preceded in death by her husband Filadelfio Cordova 9 Nov 1988. She is survived by children Dion (Sylvia) Cordova and daughter Daphne Cordova of Taos, NM.; Grandchildren Dion Gabriel and and Jedidiah Cordova; Sisters Clara Gonzales and Yvette Rivera of Santa Rosa; Brothers Ralph Sierra of Las Vegas, NM, Steve Sierra of Moriarty, NM and Gene Sierra of Albuq, NM. Interment at the National Cemetery Santa Fe, NM. 9 Nov 1995 A-13.

132- Alma Lou Heath, 85, of Taos, NM passed away at Plaza de Retiro Hospice Unit 5 Nov 1995. A Navy wife and mother who followed her husband throughout the South Pacific and the United States, she moved to Taos in 1988 to be near her daughter Lani and her son in law David Kyea who is an investigator for the Eight District Attorney, former Taos County Deputy Sheriff, former Senior Deputy Medical Investigator. She is survived by her daughter Mrs. David (Lani) Kyea formerly of Tand and Clayton, NM. Sister Esther Gilley of Martinville, Va. 3 grand children Lance Heath, Rheana Corriossi and Lorina King and 4 great grandchildren. 16 Nov 1995 A-16.

133- Elizabeth Maria Martinez, 89, formerly of Questa, NM and most recently of Denver, Co. Passed away 7 Nov 1995 in Denver, Co. Survived by husband Fred Martinez of Denver; Children Joe Martinez, Felipe Martinez of Questa, Ernesto Martinez of Las Cruces, Estella Barela of Santa Fe and Victoria Rodriguez of Denver.; Brother Eloy Trujillo of Salt lake City. Interment at the Questa, NM Cemetery. 16 Nov 1995 A-16.

134- Cordelia M. Torres, 72, of Talpa, NM Passed away 15 Nov 1995 at her home. She was best known as "Cordy". She worked at the Ranchos school lunchroom for many years. She was a member of Las Guadalupana's and Sacred Heart League. She is survived by her children Raymond Torres of Talpa, Esperanza Garza (Reinaldo) of Talpa, Hermila T. Gonzales of Albuq, Lourdes Torres (Benny Gurule) of Santa Fe and Bernadette Pierce (Ron) of Albuq. Brother Jose Medina of Taos; Sisters Ursula Chavez of Ca and Beatrice Gonzales of Albuq. Interment at the Talpa NM Cemetery. 22 Nov 1995 B-4.

135- Jose Benjamin Martinez, 67, of Arroyo Seco, NM passed away at his residence 15 Nov 1995. Preceded in death by a grandson, Clarence M. Martinez. Survived by his wife Medalia of Arroyo Seco; Sons Juan A. (Josie) Martinez of Arroyo Seco, Joe T. Martinez of Arroyo Seco, Thomas V. Martinez of Cheyenne, Wyo and Fares R. (Ernestine) Martinez of Ranchos de Taos, NM; Daughter Viola (Steve) Rivera of Cheyenne, Wyo; Brothers Bernabel Martinez and Jake Martinez of Arroyo Seco; Sisters Juanita (Thomas) Romero of Des Montes and Estevan (Manuel) Martinez of Des Montes; Mother-in-law Amalia Duran of Arroyo Seco. 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.Interment at the Arroyo Seco, NM Cemetery. 22 Nov 1995 B-4, 30 Nov 1995 B-3.

135- Phillips Kloss, 93, born 11 July 1902 in Webster Grove, Mo, passed away 7 Nov 1995 at his residence in Taos. Survived by his wife of 70 Years, Gene Kloss. Also surviving him are several nieces and nephews (names not listed). He moved to Taos after he graduated from the University of California in 1925. He was a writer and poet, He was laid to rest at Sierra Vista Cemetery Nov 9, 1995. 22 Nov 1995 B-4.

136- Bertha Gatlin Mascarenas, 101, passed away 23 Nov 1995. She graduated from Normal University in Las Vegas, NM and was a teacher for many years in Northern NM. Preceded in death by a son Robert L. Gatlin. Survived by her husband Henry of Taos; Daughter Connie Montoya of Taos; Brothers Tom (Marcia) Wheaton of El Prado and Ernest ( Annie) Wheaton of Santa Fe,NM. 10 Grandchildren and 29 Great grandchildren. Interment at Sierra Vista Cemetery. 30 Nov 1995 B-3.

137- Johnny Demetrius Cordova III, age 2, of Taos Passed away in Santa Fe, NM. He is survived by his parents Johnny Demetrius Cordova Jr. and Charmaine; Brothers Andrew and Leandro; Sister Andrea Cordova; Grandparents John and Esther Cordova of Santa Fe, Rudy and Irene Martinez of Lyden, NM. Grandfather Alfred Chavez of San Juan Pueblo, NM; Great Grandparents Lucia Herrera of Taos and Emma and Nick Suazo also of Taos. Interment at Dolores Cemetery, 30 Nov 1995 B-3.

138- Mary Inez Vigil, 83, of Talpa passed away 22 Nov 1995 at Holy Cross Hospital. Survived by daughters Lydia Garcia (Paul) Vigil of Ranchos de Taos, Tina (Toby) Romero of Llano Quemado, Betty Geroniuilla of Albuq, Sarah (Talio) Tabit of Viejo, Ca and Pita Sophia (Jerry) Brown of Twin Falls, Id; 18 Grand children and 17 Great-Grand children. Interment at St. Francis Cemetery. 30 Nov 1995 B-3.

139- Leopoldo C. Gonzales, 81, Passed away in Albuq, NM 24 Nov 1995. Preceded in death by his wife Maria, Son Leopoldo Gonzales Jr., Grand daughter Cindy Gonzales and Grandson Antonio. He is survived by daughter Cecilia (Octaviano) Lucero of Canon and 7 grand children and 2 sisters. He was retired from the Federal Government as a meat inspector. Burial at Sierra Vista Cemetery. 30 Nov 1995 B-3.

140- Raymond E. Piper Sr., 66, Passed awya at Holy Cross Hospital 20 Nov 1995. He was the founder of Taos County Search and Rescue; New Mexico State Police Field Coordinator (S.A.R) and former owner of the A & W resturant and Taos Video. Preceded in death by his first wife Ramona Piper in October 1992. Survived by his present wife Sadie, of Taos, NM; Children Soledad (Manuel) Fernandez, Kim Montoya and Raymond E. (Antonice) Piper Jr., all of Taos, NM; Step-children Isaac Vincent (Tammy) Martinez of Sun Ray, Tx, Brenda (Bo) Easley of Taos, NM and Cindy (Tracy) Hall of Raton, NM. 12 grandchildren and 3 sisters Dolores Brooks, Cherie Palmer and Carol Ferrera. 30 Nov 1991 A-1 & B-3.

141- Margarito Martinez, 77, of Des Montes died 26 Nov 1995 at Holy Cross Hospital in Taos, NM. Preceded in death by 3 children Elmer, Dora and Elva, 2 brothers Juan B. Martinez and Epifanio Martinez. Survived by wife Elizaida Martinez; Children Candy Suazo (Frank), Lucy Martinez (Joseph Cortez), George Martinez (Jeanette), Debbie Herrera (Toby) and Eloy Martinez; Brothers Ben Martinez (Velma), Frank Martinez (Jennie), Manuel Martinez (Evan); Sisters Delfina Quintana (Bert), Flavia Pineda (Orlando), Vircilia Cortez (Nabor) and Rose Quintana. 18 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Interment at Arroyo Seco Cemetery. 7 Dec 1995 A-16.

142- Rumaldo Abad Vigil, 87, of Cerro, NM. Passed away at his residence 2 Dec 1995. Preceded in death by son Bert Vigil in 1992. Survived by his wife Margarita Vigil of Cerro, NM; Children Florence (Robert) Martinez of Co, Damian (Prescilla) Vigil of Questa, Fred (Adelina) Vigil of Costilla, Paul (Lucy) Vigil of Co, Deleria (Eliu) Vigil of Cerro, Arturo (Patsy) Vigil of Co, and Mary Marlow of Co; 23 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Interment at the Cerro NM Cemetery. 7 Dec 1995 A-16.

143- Mary Hamlin Goodwin, 84, a resident of Santa Fe, NM. Passed away wedenesday 29 Nov 1995. Mrs. Goodwin was born in Buffalo, New York 18 Feb 1995 to Chauncy and Emily Gray Hamlin. She was preceded in death by her sister, Martha Vissert Hooft in 1993. She came to Taos, NM in the 1930's where she became one of the Taos Art Colony. From her early design as a builder and remodeler of her home in Talpa, New Mexico, she went on to create in her later years a style of house design and garden landscapes that stood out as her personal hallmark of purity and beauty. Survived by son Peter Goodwin of Santa Fe; Daughters Lisa G. Campigilo of Mallorca, Spain, Kate G. Lopez of Santa Fe. 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. 7 Dec 1995 !-16.

144- Richard H. Gordon III, 52, died Wednesday 29 Nov 1995 after being struck by 2 vehicles on Paseo Del Pueblo Sur. Survived by son Richard H. Grdon IV of New YYork; Brothers John Steele Gordon and George MacDonnell Gordon; Sister Mariko Gordon. 7 Dec 1995 A-16.

145- Walter Vigil, 46, of Lower Ranchitos passed away 8 Dec 1995. He is survived by his children Josh (Elisa) Vigil, Lisa (Tim) Vigil, Gina Vigil and Adam Vigil all of Lower Ranchitos; Parents Rafael and Criselda Vigil; Siblings Eliza Isabel Vigil, Nobert (Sandra) Vigil, Rafael F. (Karen) Vigil, Angelica (Manuel) Trujillo and Stevan (Cristhy) Vigil; Grandchildren Joel Casias and Samantha Vigil. Interment at the Vigil Family resting place on Blueberry Hill. 14 Dec 1995 B-4.

146- Aurelia Brito, 66, died 6 Dec 1995 at her home in Ranchos de Taos, NM. Survived by her children Rose Baxter and husband Marty, Beatrice Guitan and Ray Abeyta, Frances Sauceda and husband Raul, Orlando Brito, Steve Brito, Chris Brito and Frances Maestas; Sister Rosela Romero; Grandchildren Molly Baxter, Marty Baxter, Paula Gaitan, Sylvia Brito, Miguel Sauceda, Roberto Sauceda and Carmen Brito, Great Grandchild Angelica Salazar. 14 Dec 1995 B-4.

147- David John Santistevan, 39, of Santa Fe and Formerly of Taos Passed away 6 Dec 1995. A Manaul Graduate with class of 1975. Survived by his parents Jim and Magdelena Santistevan, now of Santa Fe; Brother James C. (Rose) Santistevan of Belen; Sisters Sandra (Jim) Hathaway of Belen and Juliette Chavez of Ranchos de Taos. 14 Dec 1995 B-4.

148- Linda E. Vigil, 43, of Lower Ranchitos passed away 8 Dec 1995. Survived by her children Josh (Elisa) Vigil, Lisa (Tim) Vigil, Gina Vigil and Adam Vigil of Lower Ranchitos.; Mother Frances Adams of Central, NM; 2 grandchildren Joel Casias and Semantha Vigil. Interment at the Vigil Family resting place on Blue Berry Hill. 14 Dec 1995 B-4.

149- Eloida L. Mascarenas 71, Passed away at her residence 11 Dec 1995. She is survived by daughter Pauline (Manuel) Cortez; Sons Henry (Angela) Mascarenas, Floyd (Nancy) Mascarenas and Leo Mascarenas all of Ranchos de Taos, NM; 5 Grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; Sisters Cecelia Garcia, Annabel Romero and Loren Sanchez; Brother Benero Elesio Lopez. Interment at St. Francis Cemetery Ranchos de Taos, NM. 21 Dec 1995 B-8.

150- Flo E. Conklin, 71, of Tres Piedras, NM. Passed away at her residence 15 Dec 1995. She was co-owner of the Sierra Vista gas station in Tres Piedras. Survived by her husband Albert "Bud" Conklin of Tres Piedras; Children Sue (Max) Lloyd of Idaho, Peggy (Jerry) Graves, Robert (Lisa) Conklin and Mark (Margie) Conklin all of Tres Piedras, NM; Sisters Gwen Brewer of Albuq; 19 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Interment at Tres Piedras Cemetery. 21 Dec 1995 B-8.

151- Louis Catusco, 68, of Ranchos de Taos passed away at Holy Cross Hospital 13 Dec 1995. An artist, he came to Taos in the 1960's. He was a graduate of Boys High School in Brooklyn, Ny. He studied at the Brooklyn Art Museum and Taos Valley Art School. Survived by his brother Richard Catusco; Sisters Marie Lavecchia, Anne Infanti, Joan Federico, Rosemarie Federico and Patricia Hilgendorf. Burial was private. 21 Dec 1995 B-8.

152- Randy Mondragon, 37, A life long resident of San Juan Pueblo, NM. Passed away die to injuries he sustained in an automobile accident. Preceded in death by his father Juan B. Mondragon and grandmother Odilia Mondragon. Mr. Mondragon was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Survived by his wife Verena Mondragon of San Juan Pueblo, NM; Son Randy Mondragon Jr. of San Juan Pueblo, NM; Daughters Amanda Mondragon of San Juan Pueblo and Sandy Salazar of Chimayo; Mother Dolores Cata and husband Fred of San Juan Pueblo; Brothers Steve E. Mondragon and wife Sabrina of Chili, Waldy J. Mondragon and wife Shirley; Sisters Renee Cata and boy friend Marvin Martinez of Ranchitos, Yvonne Cata of Ranchitos; Maternal Grandparents Juan and Teodora Vigil of Ranchos de Taos, NM; Mother and father-in law Loyola Gallegos of San Juan Pueblo and Chris Gallegos of Las Vegas,NM; Brothers-in-law Chris Gallegos and wife Bernadette of Las Vegas, NM, Damian Gallegos of Espanola, NM, Ron Gallegos and wife Teo of Hawaii; Sister-in-law Ann Mascarenas and husband Rick of Chamita. Interment at the National Cemetery Santa Fe, NM. 21 Dec 1995 B-8.

153- Tito E. Montoya, 86, of Los Cordovas passed away at Holy Cross Hospital 11 Dec 1995. Preceded in death by his daughter Patsy C. Dazhan and brother Polito Montoya. Survived by wife Juanita; Children Gloria (Elizardo) Sanchez, Geraldine (Tony) Gutierrez, Darlene Gutierrez and Alice Sanchez of Los Cordovas; Sisters Quirina DesGeorges, Pauline Quintana, Annie Santsitevan, Rumalda Solomon and Viola Cruz; 7 grandchildren Juanita Dazhan, Perfidia Kyono, Tony Dazhan, Tina Bradley, Angelica Dazhan, Joseph Sanchez and Alyce Santistevan; 11 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Interment at Los Cordovas, NM Cemetery.21 Dec 1995 B-8.

154- Walter Keith Jr., 63, of Taos passed away in Taos, NM 12 Dec 1995. He was a retired V.P. of sales of Driver Harris Co., Harrison, New Jersey and a Korean War Veteran. He was also a commercial pilot, a past member of New Jersey Football Officials Assoc. And International Assoc. of Approved Basketball Officials. Survived by sons Michael Keith of Hazlet, Nj, Walter Keith of Hilton Head, Sc, Kevin Keith of Hazlet, Nj; Daughter Cathy Malloy of Hazlet, Nj; Mother Helen S. Keith of Lakehurst, Nj; Sister Audrey DiBenedetto of Brick, Nj; Brother Alan R. Keith of Sea Girt, Nj. 21 Dec 1995 B-8.

155- Tranquilino "Pelingo" Tafoya,81, of Ranchos de Taos, NM, passed away at St, Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe, NM 21 Dec 1995. He was a Veteran of World War II and a recipient of the Purple Heart. Preceded in death by his wife Emma, a son Ruben Tafoya and a grandson Ruben Tafoya Jr. Survived by son Robert (Debbie) Tafoya of Albuq and daughter Fabiola (Ernie) Rodriguez; Grandchildren Robert, Anita and katrina Tafoya. Interment at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. 28 Dec 1995 B-8.

156- Teodoro Gilbert Vigil Sr., 80, Passed away 18 Dec 1995 at the family home in Talpa, NM. He was preceded in death by wife Eloisa Vigil, son Alfonso Vigil. Survived by children Gilbert Jr.(Betty) Vigil of Talpa, Nepe Vigil (Adelaida) of Santa Fe, David Vigil (Cathy) and daughter Faustina Vigil of Talpa. 11 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Interment at the National Cemetery Santa Fe, New Mexico. 28 Dec 1995 B-8.

By Alberto Vidaurre 25 Nov 2010.