Taos County Obituaries
Taos County, New Mexico
Compiled by Alberto Vidaurre, 9 June 2012©
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Anderson, Wendell 85, died Aug 15,2005 in Albuquerque, NM. A Prolific poet, he was a Taos resident in the 1950's and co-author of Patrocinio Barela, A Taos Wood Carver. A widely read student of western history. He wrote many poems on that subject and more recently about his childhood in an immigrant Swedish family in Oregon. A group of his lyrical poems will appear in the Taos Historical Society's forthcoming history book of Taos, in Taos he worked on the book mobile, clearing the first ski run and for the forest service. He is survived by a son, a niece and nephew and many devoted friends. Taos News 8-18-2005.
Archuleta, Floyd Jr. 22, of Des Montes, NM passed away unexpectedly on July 20, 2011. He is preceded in death by grandparents, Arsenio and Carmen Romo and uncle Anthony Romo. He is survived by his parents, Floyd and Violetta Archuleta, sisters, Erika Archuleta and Elizabeth Burnam (Kollin), nephews, Karter and Koltin, girlfriend, Samantha Salazar, grandparents, Jose and Marina Archuleta, uncles and aunts, Arthur Romo (Mabel), Cleo Vargas, Yvonne Torres, Loretta Gonzales, Martha Woodwards, Bobby Romo Sr. (Liz), Tommy Romo (Cristina) Ronnie Romo (Laura), Danny Romo, Bernadette Romo DeNegron (Rick) David Romo (Paula), Joe Archuleta (Mary), Joann Lucero (Ernest), Lloyd Archuleta (Dolores), Dean Archuleta (Angela), Louella Nichols (Gerald). And many cousins, relatives and friends. Memorial service was held July 25, 2011 at the family residence in Des Montes. Funeral mass was held on July 26, 2011 at the Holy Trinity Church in Arroyo Seco, NM. Taos News 2011.
Archuleta, Jose Funeral service were held last Friday at Chamisal, NM for Jose Archuleta, 53, killed November 19th at Penasco, NM. Father Guadalupe Rivera Officiated and burial was in the Chamisal Cemetery, by the Garcia Funeral home. Surviving are 6 sons, Eli Archuleta, Bingham, Ut., Jose J. Archuleta, Arturo, Louis. Teddy and Jerry Archuleta, all of Chamisal, NM; 3 daughters, Mrs. Rajos Herrera, Miss Kate Archuleta and Miss Shirley Archuleta, all of Chamisal, NM. Pallbearers were Jose Archuleta, Pat Archuleta, Ruben Archuleta, Rubio Serrano, Manuel Rodriguez and Juan B. Pacheco. Eulogy was given by Manuel Rodriguez. Rosary was held at the family residence on Thursday evening. El Crepusculo Nov 28, 1957.
Arellano, Eugenio 87 died at his Chamisal, NM home, April 29,1965. Funeral services were held at the Chamisal Presbyterian Church, April 30, with the Rev. Epifano Romero officiating. Burial was in the Chamisal Presbyterian Cemetery. Survivors includes Son, Nelson, Salomon, Eugenio and Severo Arellano of Chamisal; Daughters, Mrs. Benita Cruz, Chamisal; Mrs. Gertrudes Medina, Butte, Mont.; Mrs. Refugio Medina, Ogden, Ut, Mrs. Susie Edina, Central, NM; Brothers, Agustino and Ernestino Arellano, Chamisal; Sisters, Mrs. Josefa Rodriguez and Mrs. Sorida Pacheco of Chamisal. Pallbearers were Eugenio Arellano, Jr., Filadelfio Sandoval, Ignacio Cruz, Salomon Arellano, Fred Medina and Gilbert Silva. The Eulogist was Reynaldo Sandoval. Taos News 6 May 1965
Arguello, Tiburcio 81, of Llano, NM passed away August 16,1972. He was born in 1891. He is survived by his wife, Tonita Arguello of Llano; 4 sons, Malaquias Arguello of Rocksprings, Wyo., Lucries Arguello of Brighton, Co., Clarence Arguello of Green River, Wyo., and Jose D. Arguello of Helper, Utah. Rosary services were held August 17, at Garcia St. Martin's Chapen and August 18 at the Llano Chapel. Funeral service and burial took place at Llano, NM Father
Baca, Marianita G. 88, of Placitas in Vadito, NM, passed away Aug 17,1972. She was born in 1883. Survivors include a son Ben Vasquez of Vadito, 2 daughters, Mary Vasquez and Iva Vasquez, also of Vadito, NM, a grandson Eufelio Vasquez of Vadito and a brother, Damian Gonzales of Carlsbad, Calif. Rosary service was held August 18, in Placitas. Funeral service were held in Placitas, NM on August 19. Father Robert Podvin officiated. Pallbearers were: Adan Gonzales, Ben Gonzales, Ernesto Sandoval, Frank Casados, David Sandoval and Gregorio Chacon. Eulogy was said by Walter Romero.
Bailon, Jose A. 67, Of Questa, NM died Oct 18. Due to a shortage of space in this weeks paper, we find it necessary to omit detailed obituaries. They will appear in next week's issue. El Crepusculo Oct 24, 1957.
Barela, Requilda 74, Funeral service were held Tuesday morning at the Cerro Catholic Church for Mrs. Requilda Barela, who died Sunday evening at the Cerro, NM home. Father Gerard Litjens officiated and burial was at the Cerro Cemetery. El Crepusculo Nov 7, 1957.
Brandenburg, Dorothy Berninghaus 1902-2005, Dorothy Brandenburg passed away August 17,2005 at the age of 103. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Emilia Berninghaus, daughter Marcia Brandenburg, daughter Marcia Brandenburg, husband Jack Brandenburg and brother Charles Berninghaus. Survivors include daughter Barbara Brenner and husband John, granddaughters Marcia Winter and husband Fred, Anne Brenner and great grandsons Wyatt and Peter Winter. Dorothy was born July 8, 1902 in St. Louis, Mo. She received her bachelors degree in education from Washington University and spent every summer in Taos from 1908 on. She married Jack Brandenburg in 1927 and they became permanent residents in Taos in 1931. She was the last of the children of the Taos Society of Artists, of which her father was a founding member. Dorothy was always involved in civic affairs. She served as state president of the PTA in 1948-50 and a member of the board of Managers of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers, she was on the board of Regents of the University of New Mexico in the 1960's. Board member of First State Bank for many years. A member of First Presbyterian Church as well as serving on the Santa Fe Opera board, the Harwood Foundation, the Red Cross and chaired the building committee for the Taos Art Association's new auditorium in 1971-2. Taos News 8-25-2005.
Burch, Paul Alvin 46, Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the First Baptist Church here (Taos, NM) for Paul Alvin Burch, former Taoseno and World War II Veteran who was killed on November 12th at Santa Fe, NM. The Rev. Harry T. Martin officiated and burial was made in Sierra Vista Cemetery (Taos, NM) by the Hanlon Funeral Home. A resident of the Taos Area for most of his life, he was the son of Alvin Burch, for many years a prominent local merchant and businessman. Paul Alvin Burch who was 46, was murdered at an all night service station in Santa Fe which he had been arranging to purchase. Some $ 500.00 in cash and checks was taken from the business establishment after Burch was stabbed 13 times and left in the station grease rack. Santa Fe police have worked continuously on the case but little information has been uncovered to date. The former Taos man served in the Navy during World War II and later lived in Fort Worth, Texas for several years before moving to Fairview 3 years ago. He was planning to move to Santa Fe where he had been completing arrangement to take over the West Side service station. El Crepusculo Nov 21,1957.
Chavez, J. Bernabe 88 of Ranchos de Taos, NM Passed away 18 April 1993. Survived by his wife Anita Dominguez Chavez and three children, Dolores (Gilbert) Cano, Virginia (Jerry) Laughlin, and David (Nedra) Chavez.9 Grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren. He was born July 11,1904 to Tomasita and Gabriel Chavez of Ranchos de Taos, NM. His brothers are Eli (Adela), George (Mela), and Bonifacio (Juanita). Deceased siblings include Eliverio (Gregorita), Blas (Fedelina) and Roberto (Irene). His surviving sister is Anna Chavez Valerio (Candido). He was a school teacher, supervisor, director of instruction and eventually as Taos county school superintendent. He worked as chief of the schools until he retired in 1962, completing a 38 year tenure in education. Taos News 4-29-1993.
Connerley, Bette H. 78, of Taos, NM and formerly of Fremont, Nebraska passed away 6 Feb 2005. She is preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Connerley. She is survived by her daughter Debra Kraemer and husband, Rob, of Tampa, Florida and her son Jay and wife Mary, of Taos, NM. Mary's son Paul Gugino, his wife and 3 daughters of Cincinnati, Ohio. She also leaves behind her sister, Tini Cummings, of Texarkana, Texas and many longtime friends and neighbors in Fremont. A memorial Mass was held 13 Feb 2006 at St. Patrick's Church in Fremont, Nebraska. Interment will be at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery along side Melvin. Taos News 2-23-2006.
DeHerrera, Terecita 91, of Valdez, NM and Denver, Co. passed away on January 1,2012. She is preceded in death by her sons, Elias Clovis Herrera and Adonias Garcia; husband Matias DeHerrera; Parents, Marcos and Genoveva Montoya, brothers, Presentacion, Cornelio and Rufino Montoya and sister, Eleonor Vigil. She is survived by her daughter Nora Sillas, grandchildren, Juanita Silas Lucero (Mike), Abel Sillas (Gabrielle), Lloyd Sillas, Anabelle Rodriguez and Prescilla Rael (Eli), Great Grandchildren, Ricardo Rael, Lisandro Sillas (Jessica), Michael, Christopher, Vanessa and Valerie Sillas, Jessica Sillas, Shane Sach, Aliah Sillas, Jonathan, Joseph and Lillian Rodriguez; 17 great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Rosary was recited on January 5, 2012. Funeral Mass was held on January 6,2012. Both service were held at the San Antonio Church with interment following at the Valdez Cemetery. Taos News 1-12-2012.
Delgado, Rosita P. 84, a loving mother, grandmother, sister and daughter died on Thursday, May 26, 2011, in Rio Rancho, NM, following a long term illness. Rosita provided over 40 years of dedication and service in the honorable profession of teaching children in the Penasco School district. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Felix Pacheco; nephew Ricky Brandstetter. Rosita is survived by her daughter, Dolores and husband Alfred Sanchez; son, Albert and wife Liz Delgado; 6 grandchildren: Monica Sanchez-Aguilar, Patricia Sanchez, Tanya Bazan, Alfred Sanchez Jr., Brent Booher, Matthew Delgado; 3 great-granddaughters; 2 great grandsons; sister, Harriet Brandstetter; brothers, Ruben Fresquez, Peter Pacheco and Johnny F. Pacheco; nieces, nephews other loving relatives and friends. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 10:00 AM at the Penasco, NM Presbyterian Church with Rev. Jaime Quinones officiating services and burial. Interment will follow at the Chamisal Cemetery. Rio Grande Sun 5-26-2011.
Dineen, Christine Mabel was born to Raymond and Irene Dineen on October 2,1951 in Levittown, New York. She studied at City College of New York and received a degree in dance. Christine received a degree in Integrative Energy Medicine from the Snow Lion Institute as well as licensure as a yoga instructor. Christine was an avid outdoor person who loved skiing and hiking, and being a mother to her beloved Halley and Sam. She also enjoyed her travels in Nepal and China and her studies of Buddhism. Christine fought her battle with pancreatic cancer with grace, but succumbed peacefully in her sleep on May 10,2011 at home surrounded by family. She is survived by her mother, Irene Dineen, her children, Halley Elizabeth Bebout and Sam Maverick Bebout, brothers Scott Dineen, Paul Dineen, Raymond Dineen and Anthony Dineen. She will be Profoundly missed and forever remembered in our hearts. Taos News 5-19-2011.
Duran, Alberto 100, of Arroyo Seco, NM, died April 26,1994 in Albuq. NM. He was a WWI veteran and a member of VFW post 3259. He is survived by son, Lorenzo Esiquel (Betty) Duran of Taos, NM. 8 grandchildren, several nephews and nieces. Rosary was recited Wednesday April 27 and Thursday, at Rivera Hanlon Chapel. Funeral Mass celebrated Friday at Holy Trinity Church in Arroyo Seco, NM. Interment at the Santa Fe National Cemetery with military honors provided by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Ladies Auxiliary of Taos. Honor guard by the Disabled American Veterans of Santa Fe. Pall bearers: Dennis Ortega, Elizardo Ortega, Bonifacio Duran, Leo Fernandez, Joe Pardo and Ernie Gutierrez. Eulogist Leo Pacheco. Special thank to the Hermanos de Nuestro Padre Jesus, Rev. Fr. Rick, and all the people who helped, those who travelled from out of town and everyone who attended the services. Leo Pacheco. Taos News May 5, 1994.
Duran, Robert A. 35 years, a resident of Taos, NM passed away June 1, 1978. He is survived his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Felipe Duran from Security, Co. Daughter Dina, 3 years old, 3 brothers, Daniel Duran from Tooele, Ut, Jacob Duran from Taos, Leroy Duran from Albuq. NM. Rosary was recited Sunday at 8:00 at St. Martin Chapel. Funeral Mass Monday 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Interment followed at Las Cruces, Taos, NM Cemetery, with military honors. Robert was a Vietnam War Veteran. Casket bearers were Manuel Trujillo, Joe Ortiz, Dennis Olonia, James Olonia, Frank Jaramillo and Augustin Montoya. Eulogy by Tony Luna. Taos News 6-15-1978.
Esquibel, Clorinda Mondragon 85, a resident of Rodarte, NM passed away peacefully May 5, 2011. She is preceded in death by her parents; Alfredo and Eliseria Mondragon; sons Heny and David Mondragon, Danny Esquibel, son-in-law Ralph Herrera; brother, Florencio Mondragon and sister, Lola Lopez. Clorinda is survived by her children, George (Irene) Esquibel of Espanola, Anival Esquibel of Billings, Mo. Fita (Al) Miera of Denver, Co, Mela (Joe) Gutierez of Grants,NM, Dora Herrera of Price, Ut, Rudy (Maranne) Mondragon of Nevada, Armando (Cecilia) Mondragon of Grants, NM, Ricky (Patty) Mondragon of Llano de San Juan, NM, Andrew (Allice) Llano de San Juan, NM, Karen (Ralph) Arellano of Arroyo Hondo, NM; brothers Arturo Mondragon, Tony Mondragon; sister Benina Rodriguez; 38 grandchildren, 51 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Church service will be held at the Rodarte Church of Christ Sunday May 8, 2011 at 11:00 AM. Burial at the Llano de San Juan Cemetery.
Esquibel, Joe Cristobal 70, of Denver, Co.(Formerly of Llano, NM) Passed away Friday, December 23, 2011. He is survived by his partner, Carmen. His 4 children; Jenny (Miguel) Lopez, Julian (Christine) Esquibel, Lorraine (Jose) Montoya and Chriss Esquibel. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren great-grandchildren, step-children, 2 sisters Mary and Corrina and other extended family and friends. Preceded in death by his daughter Brenda Ortiz and his parents Alfonso and Escolastica Esquibel.
Fernandez, Patricia L. Age 40, died Sunday June 4, 1978. She is survived by one son Fernando Fernandez and one daughter Antonia Fernandez, her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Ben Tafoya of Canon, NM, Father-in-law Ramon Fernandez of Arroyo Seco; 6 brothers, Toby and wife Elena Tafoya, Taos, Arthur and wife, Via Tafoya, Ogden, Ut., Chris and wife, Judy Tafoya, Layton, Ut., Orlando and wife Lorraine Tafoya, Taos, NM., Ben and wife Elena Tafoya, Taos, Esequiel (Zeke) and wife Estella Tafoya, Taos, NM. 3 sisters, Anabelle and son Ted Tafoya, Taos, Betty and husband Abel Salazar, Ranchos de Taos, Beatrice and husband Louis Martinez, Taos, NM. Brother-in-law, Ramon and wife Diana Fernandez, Arroyo Seco, NM. Sisters-in-Law, Isabel and Rosalia Fernandez, Arroyo Seco, NM, 21 nephews, 17 nieces, 4 grand nieces and 1 grand nephew. Mass was celebrated at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Canon by Father Luis Jaramillo at 8:00 AM Wednesday morning, June 7,1978. Burial was at Dolores Cemetery in Canon. Eulogy by Leo Baca. Pall bearers were Manuel Chacon, Adelmo Angleda, Eloy Romero, Andres Chacon, Ramon Fernandez and Mark Martinez. Taos News 6-15-1978.
Ford, Jean Marie 51, of Ranchos de Taos, NM. Sadly left her loving family and friends Feb 2, 2012. She was born Jan 14,1961 in Walsenburg, Co. She was the third child born to Jim and Nellie Ford. Jean and her sister Jolene Ford died in a car and semi accident in Alamosa, Colorado. Survived by her father Jim Ford, sisters Judi (Danny) Neufeld, Joanne Ford and brother James Ford, nephew Brian (Nicole) Neufeld, niece Kris Neufeld and great-niece Landry Neufeld, aunt Dorothy Long, uncle Bob Beiriger and numerous cousins and special friend Rose Miller. Preceded in death by her mother Nellie (Beiriger) Ford. Valley Courier 2-10-21012.
Ford, Jolene Kay 44, of Center Co. And her sister Jean Marie Ford, 51, died as a result of a car and semi truck accident that occurred Thursday evening Feb 2, 2012 at or about 4:42 PM on Colorado 160 approx. 3 miles west of Alamosa, Co. Jolene was born Oct 1, 1967 in Alamosa, Co. She was the youngest of 5 children of Jim and Nellie (Beiriger) Ford. Survived by her father Jim Ford. Sisters, Judy (Danny) Neufeld and Joanne Ford, and brother James Ford; nephew Brian (Nicole) Neufeld, niece Kris Neufeld and great-grandniece Landry Neufeld; aunt Dorothy Long, uncle Bob Beiriger and numerous cousins. Preceded in death by her mother Nellie Beiriger Ford. Service will be Saturday February 11, 1012 at the Center United Methodist Church in Center, Colorado at 1:30 PM. Vallet Courier 2-10-2012.
Fresquez, Emilia G. 79, of Ranchos de Taos, NM, passed away on August 19,2005. She is preceded in death by her parents Carlos and Isabel Garcia, and son Robert Anthony Fresquez. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Manuel A. Fresquez, her children, Alex Fresquez (Elidia), Mary P. Roybal (Melvin Trujillo), Henry Trujillo (Anna) Espinosa), Jose Fresquez, Ruby Luna ( Anthony), Reyes Roybal (Karen Garcia), all from Ranchos de Taos, NM. Brother Carlos Garcia Jr. (Claudina), 8 grand children, 12 Great grandchildren. Risary was recited on August 21, 2005. Funeral Mass was held on August 22, 2005. Both service were held at the San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church in Ranchos de Taos, NM. Interment was held at Jesus Nazareno Cemetery. Taos News 8-25-2005.
Gallegos, Juan Santos 74, well known farmer of Questa, NM passed away Tuesday at the Family Home. A native of Cerro, NM, he was a member of the Questa SPMDTU. Services are pending the arrival of a grandson from New York City. Other survivors include, Son, Jose A. Gallegos of Questa; daughters, Mrs. Max Montoya and Miss Tillie Gallegos, both of Questa; sisters, Mrs. Mary Archuleta, Monte Vista, Co., Mrs. Erene Trujillo, Alcalde, NM, Mrs. Fermin Cisneros, Questa and Mrs. Jose L. Martinez of Alamosa, Co. and 14 grandchildren. El Crepusculo Aug 29, 1957.
Glanz, Dolores 83, a lifelong resident of Taos, NM Passed away on March 20, 2011. She along with her husband, Carl Drotin Glanz owned and operated the Broken Wheel and La Veranda Galleries in Taos. She was an artist who painted Taos Pueblo Scenes, the Chimayo Church, Kachinas and Petroglyphs. She is preceded in death by her husband, Carl Drotin Glanz, parents, Ben and Linda Hopkins; brothers John W. and James A. Hopkins and grandson, Lucero Hopkins. She is survived by her son, James Hopkins of Taos, NM. She will be laid to rest at the family plot at Sierra Vista Cemetery. Taos News March 2011.
Gonzales, Evangelina 61 year old resident of Vadito, NM, died last Thursday at the Embudo Hospital. Funeral services were held last Saturday morning at the Vadito Chapel with Father Guadalupe Rivera officiating and burial was made in the Vadito Cemetery. The Garcia Funeral Home was in charge. Surving are her husband Rubel Gonzales; 5 sons, Manuel, Gabriel, Juan, Adonias Gonzales all of Vadito, and Roberto Gonzales of Cherry Creek, Nevada; daughter Cloudena Gonzales of Vadito; 2 adopted sons, Clodoveo and Elidia Romero, both from Vadito. Pallbearers were: Adolfo Martinez, Celedonia Romero, Juan Montoya, Orlando Romero, Marcelino Romero and Thomas Barela. Rosary service were held Thursday and Friday evening at the Vadito home. El Crepusculo Dec 19, 1957.
Gonzales, Juan A. 96, of Des Montes, NM died Sunday July 6, 2008. He was preceded in death by his wife Julia Gonzales, infant son, Juan Jr., parents Faustin and Merenciana Gonzales; sisters Rafaelita Cantu and Grace Trujillo and brothers, Tito Gonzales, Claudio Gonzales and Isaac Gonzales. He is survived by his children, Priscilla Martinez (Gilbert), of Arroyo Seco, Connie DeVargas (Pete) of Santa Fe, Bernice Cordova (Fernando) of Taos and Mary Ellen Trujillo (Richard Avina) of Pueblo, Co; 12 grandchildren and many other relatives. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM today, July 8 at Holy Trinity Church in Arroyo Seco, NM. Mass will celebrated at 10:00 AM Wednesday July 9, at the same church with burial to follow at 3:00 PM at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Albuq. Journal North 8 July 2008.
Gonzales, Pauline 3 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pablo Gonzales of Talpa, NM, died at Holy Cross Hospital on Tuesday. Funeral service were held yesterday afternoon at the Talpa Chapel, followed by interment in the Talpa Cemetery by Garcia Funeral Home. Also surviving are the grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Gonzales of Talpa. Pallbearers were: Gregorio Gonzales, Juan Gonzales, Cerafin Garcia and Juan Herrera. El Crepusculo Aug 29, 1957.
Gonzales, Robert "Bobby" 44, a resident of Llano, NM passed away on Sunday Nov 27,2011 following a brief illness. Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Mary Evelyn Gonzales, brothers, Victor and Praxedes Gonzales; Maternal grandmother, Alice M. Lopez; Paternal grandparents, Juan and Eulogia Gonzales; aunt, Debbie A. Romero, Uncle, Dennis Gonzales; cousin, Elaine Martinez and God-parents Willy and Lydia Sanchez. Bobby was born to Robert and Mary Evelyn Gonzales on July 19, 1967. He was a very loving outgoing person who attracted everyone. He had a love for mechanics and could fix almost anything. He enjoyed being with family and friends and loved everyone's company. Mr. Gonzales is survived by his sisters, Virginia "Gina" Gonzales of Colo, Darlene Gonzales and husband Ronald; brother, Jason Gonzales and companion Heather; nephews Bryan, Tony and Praxedes; nieces, Katrina, niece/God-daughter, Moniqua and twins on the way; great nephew Jahir; grandfather, Nicanor Lopez of Colo; children he raised, Christy and Damian Martinez; uncle who raised him and called him "Jimmy", Anival Gonzales; close cousins, Frankie Lopez of Chamisal and Jonathan Montoya of Los Luceros and Allison Garcia who called him "Dobby" and many aunts, uncles, cousins and other family and friends. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Dec 3, 2011 at 12:00 PM at the San Antonio de Pauda Catholic Church in Penasco, NM. Burial to follow at the Llano Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers, Frankie Lopez, Ronald Martinez, Roy Brown, Ivan Aguilar, Juan Rodarte, Jaime Trujillo, Jonathan Montoya and David Lopez. Honorary pallbearers are his nieces and nephews and Rosalie and Anna Marie Montoya. Rio Grande Sun Nov 27, 2011.
Herrera, Silveria 71, a lifelong resident of Arroyo Hondo, NM died at the family home on Tuesday. Buried at the Upper Arroyo Hondo Cemetery this morning. A detailed obituary will appear next week. El Crepusculo Oct 24, 1957.
Hess, Margaret Macart 98, passed away on January 8,2012 peacefully at home, surrounded by loved ones. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pastor John Ralph Hess; her parents David and Isabel Macart; her brother William Allen Macart (Christine) and sister Jean and nephew Russell O. Hess III (Lori). She is survived by her daughter Betsy Martinez (Robert); grandchildren Ana and Daniel Martinez; niece Barbara Macart Fitzgerald (Ray); Nephew Gordon Macart, niece Mary Hess Powers (Bill), Jim Hess (Jeanne), Alan Hess (Glenda), and David Hess (Donna) and grand nieces and nephews. Her life was one of service to God and community. She supported her husband throughout their ministry in the Lutheran Church. After retirement she volunteered at an Austin, TX, children's library, a senior citizen's support organization, and worked for environmental causes. She moved to Taos 9 years ago to be with her family. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 14, at 1100 AM at the Sangre de Cristo Lutheran Church. Burial of cremains will be in May in Mora, NM. Taos News 1-12-2012.
Huston, Bruce Lindsay Born in New York City, NY 1 June 1938 passed away Wednesday 15 Feb 2006 at the Taos Living Center. He grew up in Washington, D. C. He was an Air Force Veteran and during his service he played the French horn in the Air Force Band. He was a long time Taos, NM resident. He is survived by his daughter Carla, and sons Zachary and Luke, and his brothers Jim Huston of Idaho Falls, Idaho and David Huston of Las Vegas, Nevada. Taos News 2-23-2006.
Jaramillo, Celestino 66 years, passed away May 30, 1978. He was a lifetime resident of Arroyo Hondo, NM. He is survived by his wife, Anita; son Armando Jaramillo; brother Nazario Jaramillo and 3 grandchildren. Rosary was recited Wednesday at 8:30 at St. Martin Chapel and a rosary Thursday at 7:30 at the Arroyo Hondo at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Funeral mass Friday at 3:00 PM followed by interment at the local cemetery. Military service were conducted by Margarito Anaya, Ruben Martinez, Frank Cruz, David Martinez and Eleverio Medina. Casket bearers were Celso Arellano, Marco Ortiz, Gaspar Vigil, Clovovio Chacon and Salvador Rendon. Eulogy by Gilbert Maes. Taos News 6-15-1978.
Levias, Lucy R. 86, of Taos, NM Passed away Dec 31,2111. She is preceded in death by her husband, Wodroe Levias; her parents Mable and Marcos Romero; siblings Viola and Samuel. She is survived by her sisters, Dorothy Montoya and Pearl Martinez; brothers, Mark Jr., Gilbert, Thomas, Benard and Eddy, and many nieces and nephews. She was a longtime airline mechanic at Alameda Navel Air Station and Oakland Airport. Also a welder at Kaiser Shipyard in Richmond, Calif., during the war. Prayer service were held Dec 4th, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness. Taos News 1-12-2012
Lopez, Donaciana R. 53, of Penasco, NM died August 15, 1972 in Penasco. Survivors include her husband, Estevan Lopez, of Penasco, NM, 3 sons, Jose A. Lopez, Estevan Lopez Jr., and Gabriel Lopez of Penasco; daughter Leonara Lopez, of Penasco, NM; and 2 brothers, Jose C. Rodriguez of San Antonio, TX and Luis Rodriguez of Eagle Pass, TX. Rosary service were held Aug 16 and 17 at Garcia's St. Martin Chapel and at St. Anthony Church. Funeral services were in Penasco. Father Robert Podvin of St. Anthony Church officiated. Pallbearers were Eli Miera, Herson Barela, Herson Maestas, Manuel Corrales, Manuel Gonzales and Ramon Maestas. Eulogy was by Leroy Duran. Taos News Aug 23, 1972.
Lopez, Estevan 61 years, a resident of Rodarte, NM, passed away at the Veterans Hospital. Mr. Lopez is survived by his wife Anastacia; 3 sons, Jose, Estevan Jr., and Gabriel residents of Penasco; 1 daughter Leonara Lopez from Penasco; 1 grandchild Emelina Lopez; Brother Rudolfo Lopez; sisters, Veronica Maestas from Rodarte and Elviria Fernandez from Ranchos de Taos. Rosary was held Tuesday at 7:30 PM at St. Anthony Church in Penasco Funeral mass was held Wednesday at 10:00 AM at St. Anthony Church in Penasco, NM Interment followed at the Rodarte local cemetery. Honor service by the Penasco American Legion and Color Guard. Casket bearers were: Patrick Leyba, Xavier Alire, Facundo Rodriguez, Daniel D. Garcia, George Maestas and Chester Lopez. Eulogy by Felix Duran. Taos News 6-15-1978.
Lopez, Maclovio 68 died at the Brethern Hospital in Espanola, NM on Nov 3 at 7:00 PM. Surviving are his wife, Matilde M. Lopez, whom he married 46 years ago; 3 sons, Dennis, Gilbert, and Estaven Lopez, all residents of Chamisal, NM; 3 daughters Mrs. Leo Fresquez of Llano, NM, Mrs. Florencio Mondragon and Miss Minnie Lopez of Chamisal, NM; 3 brothers Otoniel, Rev. Melindrino Lopez of Chamisal, and Amadeo Lopez of Denver, Co.; 2 half-brothers, Alberto and George Lopez and a half-sister, Mrs. Facundo Gonzales of Chamisal, NM. Funeral services were Wednesday at the Presbyterian Church, in Charge was Rev. Melindrino Lopez. The deceased was an uncle of Mrs. Luis Lopez, whose husband is the Taos County Treasurer. El Crepusculo Nov 7,1957.
Lovato, Nemecio 79, a prominent rancher and businessman for more than 50 years in Taos County, died Wednesday morning at Holy Cross Hospital. He was born in Chamisal, NM and he had spent his entire life in the Penasco Chamisal, NM area. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church here in Taos with the Rev. John Marse and Rev. Julian Duran Officiating. Burial will be made in Sierra Vista Cemetery by the Hanlon Funeral Home. Surviving are his wife, Matilde, 12 sons and daughters, Mrs. Rose Martinez of Taos, Phil Lovato of Taos Conservation Office here and George Lovato, Taos businessman, Mrs. Elsie Fresquez, Penasco, Mrs. Catherine Lobo, San Diego, Ca.,Mrs. Enos Sena, Santa Fe, Miss Gloria Lovato, Penasco, Mrs. Louisa Rodriguez, Denver, Co., Mrs. Aurelia Barela, Santa Fe, Mrs. Leonardo Lopez, Penasco, Mrs. Rose Abeyta San Francisco , Ca., and Miguel Lovato, Salt Lake City, Ut; 72 grandchildren and 40 great-grand children. Pall bearers will be Enos, Sena, Manuel Fresquez, Ernest Martinez, Corky Lovato, Ray lobo and Gilbert Valdez. Honorary pallbearers include Paz Lopez, Filiberto Rodriguez, Manuel Abeyta and Bernabe Garcia. El Crepusculo Nov 7, 1957.
Lucero, Virginia 91, of Des Montes, NM, passed away April 15, 1994 at her home. She is survived by her two grandchildren, Reynaldo and Moises, nephews, Jose G. Lucero and Manuel Lucero, nieces, Frances Rachael Martinez, Juanita Padilla and Celina Lucero all of the Taos area and many other friends and relatives. Rosaries were recited at Holy Trinity Church in Arroyo Seco, NM April 17 and 18 at 7:00 PM. Reciting the rosaries were the Hermanos and Sacred Heart League. Funeral mass was celebrated at 10:00 AM April 19 at Holy trinity Church with interment following at the Arroyo Seco Cemetery. Pall bearers were: Dan Fresquez, Edmundo Martinez, Julian Lucero, Mike Martinez, Benny Pacheco and Jerry Padilla. Eulogy was delivered by Leo Pacheco. Taos News May 5,1994.
Mares, Jose Demetrio 80 years, passed away March 23rd at Holy Cross Hospital. He is survived by his wife Lucia Mares. Mr. Mares was a lifetime resident of Taos, NM. Survived by 4 sons: Vidal Sisneros, Fred Trujillo, Pat Trujillo and Danny all from Taos. Daughters: Pearl Gallegos, Rosyln, Nora and Pat all from Taos, 40 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Rosary mass was Wednesday at 9:00 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Interment followed at the Dolores Cemetery. Casket bearers were: Rudy Martinez, C. W. Sisneros, Jack Biederman, Lawrence Sisneros, Roger Herrera, Gilbert Sanchez . Eulogy by Meliton Struck. Taos News April 3,1975.
Marquez Miera, Ellanuaria 91, resident of El Prado, NM and member of a distinguished pioneer family, died Monday at Santa Fe. Funeral service were to be held at 2:00 PM today at the Latter Day Saints Church here (Taos, NM) with burial following in the LDS Cemetery by the Garcia Funeral Home. Born in Cimarron, NM in 1863. Mrs. Miera had lived most of her life in El Prado, NM. She was a member of the Latter Day Saints Church. Surviving her are 4 sons, Manuel Miera, El Prado, Sliseo Miera, former Taos County Sheriff, Lino Miera, Ranchitos, well known dairyman and Victor Miera, Layton, UT, and former under-sheriff of Taos County; 2 daughters, Mrs. Manuel Trujillo, Los Alamos and Mrs. Jacobo Sandoval, In addition she is survived by 46 grandchildren and 148 great grandchildren and 24 great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers were: Felix Miera, Manuel Miera, Ralph Trujillo, Cristobal Garcia, Philadelphio Miera, Eli Miera, Albert Miera and Bernabe Garcia. Prayer service were held at 7:30 PM last night at The Latter Day Saints Church here in Taos, NM. El Crepusculo June 13, 1957.
Martinez, Cristoforo 65, Funeral service were held for Cristoforo Martinez at Llano Largo Catholic Chapel, Saturday, Aug 23 (1969) with burial following at the Llano Largo (Llano de San Juan) Cemetery. Martinez died at the Embudo Presbyterian Hospital Wednesday Aug 20, he was 65. He is survived by his wife, Leonardita; 4 daughters, Mrs. Joe Fernandez of Albuq, Mrs. Lawrence Pacheco of Wyo, Mrs. Joe Muniz of Denver, Co, Mrs. Filadelfio Gurule of Rodarte, NM, Annette of Llano Largo, 4 sons, Rudy of Wyo, Willie of Denver, Co, Johnny of Wyo, and Christopher Jr. of Llano. Pallbearers were Raymond Griego, Elmer Griego, Macario Griego, Rudy Martinez, Willie Martinez and Johnny Martinez. Rosary service were held at the Evergreen Chapel, Thursday and Friday Aug 22 and 23 at 8:00 PM. Taos News 8-1969.
Martinez, Feliz 92 years, a resident of Rio Lucio, NM passed away in Taos May 25th (1978). He is survived by Son-in-Law Quirino Gurule, Daughter-in-Law Matilde Martinez, Adopted son Hilo Gurule, 6 grandchildren Laurano, Orlando, Luis from Penasco, Angel, Guillermo and Gilbert from Green River, Wyo. 2 granddaughters Mrs. Selfa Brito from Penasco and Genoveva Fresquez from Chamisal and many other relatives. Rosary was recited Friday at 7:00 PM at St. Martin Chapel. Prayer service Saturday at 7:30 PM. Mr. Salazar, presiding Minister of The Jehovahs Witnesses. Rosary Sunday at Penasco St. Anthony Church. Funeral Mass Monday at 9:00 AM at Penasco with interment following at the Picuris Pueblo Cemetery. Garcia Funeral home in charge of funeral arrangement. Taos News 6-15-1978
Martinez, Josefita G. 92, Died at Arroyo Seco, NM Wednesday, 12 Oct 1927. Wife of the deceased Don Juan Julian Martinez, of Arroyo Seco, NM. Survived by 2 sons, Antonio J. R. and Francisco Martinez, 2 daughters, Josefita M. Duran and Nieves M. Martinez. Funeral services held at the Arroyo Seco Church. La Revista de Taos Oct 15, 1927.
Martinez, Julian 62, well known orchard operator for many years of Talpa, NM. Died Tuesday at his home..Funeral arrangement by Garcia' Funeral Home are pending arrival of out of state relatives. The services will be held at the Talpa Chapel with Monsignor Joseph Maquire officiating, with burial at the Talpa, NM Cemetery. Among his survivors are 3 sons, Octoviono Martinez, Talpa, Reymundo Martinez, Oakland, Ca. and Ernesto Martinez of Los Angles, Ca. El Crepusculo Nov 7, 1957.
Martinez, Lawrence 8 years old, son of Mr. & Mrs. Salomon Martinez formerly of Arroyo Hondo, NM and now living in Monte Vista, Co. Was accidently killed in the Colorado town last weekend while trying to hunt birds with a brother, Floyd Martinez, age 10. According to word received here by friends. The father, who is employed at Monte Vista, Co, had been visiting relatives and friends at Arroyo Hondo, NM when he received word of his son's death. According to the word received by friends, the 2 small boys had found the weapon and shell while their mother was sick in bed, and they decided to go hunting for birds. El Crepusculo Nov 7, 1957.
Martinez, Mabel M. 73, of Chamisal, NM passed away on May 14,2012, after a lengthy illness. She is preceded in death by her parents, Adauto and Cleofas Romero, in-laws, Esquipula and Beronize Martinez, brother, Nicomedes Romero, sister, Precedes Martinez, sons, Andres, Gerald and Felimon Martinez, brothers-in-law, Jose R. Romero, Daniel Rodriguez, Adolfo Romero, Jose Martinez, Olivas Maes and Armando Martinez. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Alferino Martinez, daughters, Christine Martinez, Anna Martinez (David), Priscilla Aaron (James), Josephine Martinez, son, Dennis Martinez (Pamela) 12 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, brothers, Esequiel Romero (Orlinda), Juan Romero (Georgia), Sisters, Matilde Romero (Moises), Frances Romero, Angelica Rodriguez, brother-in-law, Henry Martinez, sisters-in-law, Carlota Martinez, Isabel Maes, Carol Lopez, Helen Martinez and numerous others friends and relatives. Serving as pall bears are Adrian and Jamey Aaron, David Jr., Damien and Adam Lucero and dennis Martinez Jr. Rosary will be recited on Wednesday, May 16,2012 at 7:00 PM at San Antonio de Padua Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 10:00 AM at the San Antonio de Pauda Catholic Church in Penasco, NM with interment following at the Chamisal Cemetery. Taos News 5-24-2012
Martinez, Maximiano 73, Funeral services were held yesterday at Llano de San Juan, NM chapel for Maximiano Martinez 73 year old resident of that community who died Monday at Holy Cross Hospital. Father Guadalupe Rivera officiated during the services and burial was made in the Llano cemetery by the Garcia Funeral Home. Mr. Martinez was a well known farmer and had been a lifelong resident of the Llano Community. Surviving are his wife, Maria Martinez; 7 sons, Oselio Martinez Brighton, Co, Leonard Martinez Rawlins, Wyo, Onesimo Martinez, Salt Lake City UT, Levi Martinez Brighton, Colo, Israel, Tony, and Manuel Martinez all of Llano, NM; 7 daughters, Altagracia, Mary Ann, Conchita, Lupita, Francela Santistevan Montrose, Colo, and Sadie Garcia Laramie, Wyo. Pallbearers were Jose A. Trujillo, Frutoso Martinez, Bonifacio Vasquez, Filadelfio Padilla, Varolin Sanchez, Tibursio Arguello. The eulogy was delivered by Solomon Ortega. Rosary services were held at the residence Monday and Tuesday evenings. El Crepusculo. Dec 12, 1957.
Martinez, Meregildo Sr. 82, of Llano Quemado, NM passed away on August 14, 2005. Mr. Martinez was a long time rancher in Wyoming and Colorado and retired from the town of Taos as a heavy equipment operator. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II and the Korean Conflict. He is preceded in death by his parents, Pedro and Virginia Martinez, son, Johnny Martinez, brothers and sisters. Nabor Martinez, Luis Martinez, Florinda Martinez, Alfonso Martinez, Elena Martinez, Maria Duran and Teodirita Martinez. He is survived by his wife Grace Martinez, Children, Virginia Romero (Urban), Teddie Santistevan ( David), Charlie Martinez, Rudy Martinez (Debra), Betty Martinez, Geraldine Martinez, Peter Martinez (Gayle) Meregildo Martinez Jr. (Debra), Eddie Martinez (Paula). 26 Grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and many other relatives. A Rosary was recited at 7:00 PM Wednesday Aug 17, 2005 at San Francisco de Asis Church. Funeral service 10:00 AM Thursday Aug 18, 2005 at the Good News Christian Fellowship Church with burial to follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery with full military honors. Taos News 8-18-2005.
Martinez, Nicole Sophia 17, of Arroyo Hondo, NM. Passed away unexpectedly 15 Feb 2006. She was a senior at Taos High School. She is survived by her parents, Marcia Sanchez (Randy) and Johnny Martinez (Donna), sisters Jessica Martinez of Arroyo Hondo, Sonya Martinez, of Taos, Alicia Martinez of Arroyo Hondo, Tiana Martinez of Taos, brothers Ronnie and Anthony Cordova. She is also survived by nephews, Jerome, Juan and Joseph Romero, Grandmothers, Genara Sanchez of Arroyo Hondo and Sophia Martinez of Arroyo Seco, many aunts and uncles other relatives and friends. Rosary was recited 17 Feb 2006 at Holy Trinity Church in Arroyo Seco. Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Sorrrows in Arroyo Hondo interment at Rael Cemetery. Taos News 2-23-2006.
Martinez, Serbellona 73, Funeral services were held last Friday at the Arroyo Seco, NM Catholic Church for Mrs. Serbellona Martinez 73, who passed away June 5th at her Des Montes Home. Father Delamore officiated at the funeral mass and during graveyard services before interment in the Arroyo Seco Cemetery by the Garcia Funeral Home. Pallbearers were: Rosendo Martinez, Efren Gonzales, Benjamin Lucero, Eugenio Garcia, Antonio Varos and Navor Martinez. The eulogy was delivered by Don Romero. El Crepusculo June 13, 1957.
Mondragon, Thomas 16, of Ranchos de Taos, NM died unexpectedly Sunday July 6, 2008. He was preceded in death by his father Anthony Mondragon; and grandparents, Roy Alaniz and Tomasita Mondragon. He is survived by his mother, Debra Mondragon; brother, Anthony Mondragon; grandparents, Stella Alaniz and Tony Mondragon; and many other relatives. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM Wednesday, July 9 at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, July 10 at the same church. Burial to follow at the New Llano Quemado Cemetery. Albuq. Journal North 8 July 2008.
Montoya Suazo, Angela Maria 85, of El Prado passed away on February 19, 2006. She is preceded in death by her husband Atilano. She is survived by 2 brothers, Nazario Suazo Jr. and Agustine Suazo. She is also survived by her children, Robert E. Montoya, Benito E. Montoya and wife Peggy, Viola Macias and husband Ernesto, Atilano Augustin Montoya and wife Margaret, Delayne Perry and husband Keith. She is also survived by 16 Grandchildren. Rosary will be recited on Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 7:00 PM at Rivera Chapel. A second rosary and funeral are pending date and time please call funeral home. Rivera Hanlon Funeral Home. Taos News 2-23-2006.
Montoya, Juanita M. 101, of El Prado, NM, passed away 17 Feb 2006. She is preceded in death by her husband Juan Jose "J. J." Montoya, daughter Alice Lorraine Montoya and her parents Samuel and Aurelia Lavadie and 7 brothers. She is survived by her children, Jose Arturo Montoya (Eufracia), Cora M. Garcia (Rumaldo), Ernesto M. Montoya ( Dolores M.) Lilian M. Martinez (Robert L.) Her brother Cristobal Lavadie, 9 grand children, Michell, Kosel, Dennise Montoya, Isabelle Garcia, Herman (Dave), Francisco L. Garcia (Sandy), Loretta Duran Martinez, Julian A. Montoya, Ronnie Martinez (Sue), Lawrence Martinez (Marilyn) and Jerry Martinez ( Melissa). 10 Great Grand children, Nicolas Kosel, Jose Pancho Garcia, John Michael Duran, Stephanie Duran, Cherie Montoya, Lorenzo Martinez, Alonzo Martinez, Damien Martinez, Abren Martinez, Marco Martinez and numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary was recited 19 Feb 2006. Funeral Mass held 20 Feb 2006 both services held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment at Sierra Vista Cemetery. Taos News 2-23-2006.
Morris, Kenneth E. 56, funeral services for Kenneth E. Morris, who passed away on March 22,1975 were held Tuesday, March 25 in Hanlon's Evergreen Chapel. Rev. William Morgan and Rev. J. Hoytt Boles officiated, with musical selections by Rev. Luna. Interment at Sierra Vista Cemetery with Masonic services at graveside. A prominent businessman in Taos for 20 years. Mr. Morris leaves wife Ann; sons, Kenneth P. and Gary; brother, Jack; and 3 grandchildren. Active pallbearers: Reo J. Benson, Oliver R. (Bob) Brooks, Jack K. Boyer, A. John Atkins, James I. Culbert, John R. Hughes..Honorary pallbearers: Dr. A. M. Rosen, Dr. Ashley Pond, Dr. J. A. Dominguez, Dr. Reynaldo Deveaux, Dr. William R. Kilgore, Cy Wanek, Fred Baca, Ken Baca, Ken Dixon, Arthur S. Preston, Glenn Lycan, Herb Bute, Charles Irvin, E. L. Gribble, Stewart Ashton, B. R. Bryant, Philip Barajas, John E. Brooks, Jack Brandenburg, Ferber Haight, Saul Harburg, A. M. Kay, Van S. Hinds, Howard Brandenburg, Richard Grainger, Doel Reed, Richard Anderson, Rumaldo Garcia, John Ramming, Gabe Jeantete, Jim Suazo, Wesley Freeburg, W. T. Miller, Clark Funk and Verne Sackett. Taos News April 3, 1975.
Ocanas, Mary Flossie 78, of Ranchos de Taos, NM passed peacefully away on Dec 30,2011. Flossie volunteered and for many years managed the Manos Amigos for San Francisco of Asis Catholic Church and was also a member of the Secular Franciscans. She taught school for many years in Wisconsin and Taos. She is preceded in death by her husband Manuel Ocanas, sister Minnie Marie Dahlberg and grand daughter Patricia Ocanas. She is survived by her children, Diego Ocanas, Tanya Ocanas y Vigil (Michael Veloy vigil), Marcos Greg Ocanas (Iris G. Ocanas), Dominic Ocanas, 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Rosary was recited on January 2, 2012. mass was held January 3, 2012. Both services were held at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church with interment following at the San Francisco de Asis Cemetery. Taos News 1-12-2012.
Ortega, Salomon Funeral services were held Saturday March 15, 1969 for Salomon Ortega who died at his home (Penasco, NM) March 12 at the age of 86. Ortega was a Taos County Representative in 1919-20 and again in 1953-54 in the New Mexico Legislature. He also served as Probate Judge in Taos County in 1942-43 and was active for several years in the justice of the peace courts. Ortega is survived by his wife Natividad of Penasco, NM, his son Willie of Denver, Co., sister, Mrs. Margarita Ortega of Alcalde, Nieces, Estefanita Trujillo of Llano and Rafelita Olguin of Albuq.; nephews, Adelmo Vigil, Manuel Vigil, Alfonso Vigil of Albuq.,NM and Modesto Vigil of Pueblo, Co.NM. Rev. Thomas Wilkerson presided at the services conducted at the St. Anthony's Church in Penasco , Rosary was recited March 14 at St. Anthony's Church interment following at St. Peter's Cemetery, Penasco, NM. Pallbearers were: Ray Vigil, Charles Griego, Adelmo Vigil, Tony Vigil, Modesto Vigil and Manuel Vigil. Eulogies delivered by Ramon Romero and Vergilio Trujillo. Taos News March 27,1969.
Ortiz, Alfonso 76 years old a lifetime resident of Penasco, NM. Passed away at his residence March 18, 1975. He is survived by son Richard Ortiz Pueblo, Co., Julie Ortiz also from Pueblo, Co., daughter Trinidad Armijo Penasco, NM. 18 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Rosary was held Friday at 7:30 PM at the St. Anthony's Church in Penasco, NM. Funeral Mass was Saturday at 1:30 PM at St. Anthony's Church in Penasco. Casket Bearers: Lonicio Lopez, Alex Owens, Jr., Billy C. Duran, Frank Duran, Andrew Garcia and Michael Garcia. Eulogy by Julie Ortiz. Taos News April 3, 1975.
Owen, Alex A. Jr. 68, was born 12 March 1943 in Taos, NM to his late mother Mary Louise Owen and Father Alex Owen Sr. He is survived by his loving and beautiful wife Afaf Owen; Son, Paul Owen; Grandson Andrew Owen; daughters, Zanna Owen and Marylouise Owen and her husband Mark Trujillo, and granddaughter, Eliea Trujillo. He is also survived by his sister, Adel Balesh and brother Dale Owen. Alex is preceded in death by his sisters, Twinsa Sahd, Maryann Asmar and brother Albert Owen. Alex a life long resident of Penasco, NM, owned and operated Owen's Store for over 40 years. He was a well respected and well liked member of the community. He will be missed. Alex bravely and boldly bounded from the loving arms of his earthly family into welcoming arms of his heavenly family on May 10th, 2011. Alex passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family. Rosary held Wednesday May 18th, 2011 at 7:00 PM as San Antonio de Pauda Parish, 14079 N. Highway 75, Penasco, NM with the Hermanos reciting. Mass will be celebrated Thursday, May 19th, 2011. Taos News 5-19-2011.
Pacheco, Daniel S. 17 months old drowned last Friday at Alamogordo, NM, when he fell into a bucket of water, the body was returned to Taos County Saturday for services and burial at Costilla, NM. He was the son of Mr. & Mrs. George Pacheco, who have been living and working at Alamogordo, NM. Arrangements were made by Hanlon Funeral Home of Taos and Mullins-Hamilton Mortuary of Alamogordo. The tragedy happened when the baby's mother went next door for a moment and the infant stumbled into the bucket of water on the floor. In addition to the parents, he is also survived by 2 brothers, David and Michael, a sister, Teresa and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pacheco of Costilla, NM. Joe B. Rael of Montana and Mrs. Michael Parada of Alamogordo, NM. El Crepusculo Nov 7, 1957.
Padilla, Selina R. 86, Lifelong resident of Llano de San Juan, NM passed away Oct 20, 2004 at Holy Cross Hospital, Taos, NM. Selina was born Sept 16, 1918 in Quemado (Present day Cordova) NM. The daughter of Jose Pablo Romero and Margarita Cordova Romero, who preceded her in death. Also preceded in death by her husband Jose Senovio Padilla, son Jose Ernesto Padilla and grandson, Christopher Jaramillo. She is survived by her children: Frutoso (Lila) Padilla of Utah, Teresa Padilla of Espanola, NM, Margarito (Martha) Padilla of Montana, Olivia (Silviano) Sanchez of Llano de San Juan, NM, Jerry (Gloria) of Butte, Montana and Diana (Alberto) Vidaurre of Taos, NM. Also survived by brothers and sisters, Ernestina Marina Cruz, Ernesto (Andreita)) Romero, Felicia Steinberg, Jose Pablo Jr. (Julia) Romero, Miguel (Doris) Romero, Juan P. Policarpio (Juanita) Romero. Rosary and funeral mass were held at the San Antonio de Pauda Catholic Church in Penasco, NM. With Burial following at the Llano de San Juan, NM Catholic Cemetery. Rio Grande Sun Oct 2004.
Peralta, Barbara Mary 9 days old, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Simon Peralta of Taos, NM. Died October 22, 1957. Further details will be published next week. El Crepusculo Oct 24, 1957.
Quintana, Alicia T. 100, of Arroyo Seco, NM, died April 26, 1994 in Taos, NM. She attended Las Vegas Normal School. She is survived by her children, Elisa Romero of Arroyo Seco, Feloniz (Pete) Hondus of Ca., Amada Quintana, Oclides (Mike) Tenorio, Celestino (Clorinda) Quintana, Bolivar (Elvira) Quintana, Roberto (Pam) Quintana, all of Arroyo Seco, NM; daughter-in-law Rose Quintana of Arroyo Secop; Son-in-law Antonio Felix of Ca; 34 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, 10 great-great grandchildren. Rosaries recited Weds April 27 and Thurs at Holy Trinity Church, Funeral mass celebrated Fri with interment following at the Arroyo Seco Cemetery. Pall bears: Dan Romero, Eli Quintana, Andres Tenorio, Fabian Quintana, Robert Quintana and Meliton Quintana. Eulogist Esiquel Torres. Taos News May 5,1994.
Quintana, Catalina 92, Funeral services were held last Thursday at the Questa, NM Pentecostal Church for Mrs. Catalina Quintana 92 year old resident of that community, who passed away on Oct 30, 1957. She has been a lifelong resident of the Questa area. Rev. Felix Maestas was in charge of services and burial was made in the Pentecostal cemetery. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Francisquita Cisneros and Mrs. Petrita Ortega, both of Questa, NM. Pallbearers were: Rudy Martinez, Alex Bailon, Ben Cisneros and Fred Rivera. El Crepusculo Nov. 7,1957.
Quintana, Fredolin 80, of Cerro, NM. Funeral services were held for Fredolin Quintana, 80, of Cerro, NM who died at Holy Cross Hospital, Taos, NM March 16, 1969. He is survived by his sons, Melesio, Geraldo and Esumenio of Cerro, NM, Step-sons, Reginaldo Archuleta of Cerro, NM, Rogerio Archuleta of American Forks, Utah, Luby Archuleta of Cerro, Eliseo Espinosa of Pueblo, Co., Don Espinosa and Jessie Salazar of Cero; Step-daughters, Mrs. Flora Sanchez of Cerro and Mrs. Elba Perca of Colo Springs, Co; brother Amado Quintana of Cerro, Sister, Mrs. Beatrice Archuleta of Cerro; 14 grandchildren and 27 Great-grandchildren. Rev. Leo Course presided over the services at the Cerro Guadalupe Church, Rosary was recited March 16, 1969 at the St. Martin's Chapel in Taos, NM with burial at the Cerro Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Floyd Quintana, Profirio Gallegos, Vicent Vigil, Meliton Cisneros, Daniel Quintana, Johnnie Torres and Frank Quintana. Taos News March 27, 1969.
Quintana, Ursula 56 years, a resident of Penasco, NM formerly of Llano Quemado passed away at her father's residence in Llano Quemado May 30, 1978. She is survived by her husband, Dominico Quintana, son Antonio Quintana, 3 daughters, Teresita Muniz, Inez Lovato and Carmen Romero, 3 grandchildren; Father Jose Maria Mondragon, sister Elisea Trujillo and brother Pacommio Mondragon. Rosary was Recited Wednesday 7:30 at St. Martin Chapel, a rosary was recited in Penasco St. Anthony Church. Funeral Mass was held Friday at 10:00 at Ranchos St. Francis of Assisi church. Interment followed at the Llano Quemado Cemetery. Casket Bearers were Nelson Ortega, Herman Gonzales, Joe Trujillo, Benito Duran, Willie Romero, Jr. Duran. Eulogy by Michael Torres. Taos News 6-15-1978.
Rael, Elias 49, of Questa, NM died in Lake Town, Utah. Was buried last monday in Questa, NM. Further details will be published next week. El Crepusculo Oct 24,1957.
Rael, Jose B. 63, Funeral service were held for Jose B. Rael of Taos, NM Saturday, Aug 23 at St, Francis of Assissi Church Ranchos de Taos, NM. Burial followed at the St. Francis Cemetery..Rael, 63 died at Holy Cross Hospital, Wednesday Aug 20, 1969. He is survived by his wife Victoria of Valdez, NM, son, Adolfo of San Diego, Calif; 4 daughters, Mrs. Alex Gutierrez of Empire, Colo, Mrs. Henry Cordova of Las Cruces, NM, Mrs. Earl E. Cassady of Algonac, Mich, Mr. Roy Arellano of Amalia; 2 stepsons Alfideo and Joe Montoya from Taos, NM; brother Edward Rael; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ken Loveday and Mrs. Maria Antonia Rael of Denver, Colo, and by 21 grandchildren. Pallbearers Antonio H. Vigil, Fred Romero, Patricio Abeyta, George Torres, Jacob Torres and Zacarias Torres. Taos News Aug 1969.
Romero, Ada C. 57, of Llano Quemado, NM passed away May 11, 2011. Preceded in death by her father, Beres J. Romero who recently passed away April 19,2011 and by her mother, Fabiola T. Romero, grand parents, Benito and Abelina Romero and Demetrio and Ecella Trujillo, and God-mother, Elsie Romero. She is survived by her sister, Agustina S. Martinez (Juan), brothers, Ray Romero (DeeAnn) and Gabriel J. Romero, nephew, Matthew Martinez (Jessica), niece, Maya Martinez and numerous uncles and aunts, God-father Juan T. Romero, close cousin Loretta Mondragon and many other relatives and friends. Rosary was recited on May 17, 2011. Funeral Mass was held on May 18, 2011. Both were held at the San Francisco de Asis Church with interment following at the New Llano Quemado cemetery.
Romero, Bobby A. Sgt. USMC Died March 1, 1978 in a fire at the American Embassy in Paris France. Born July 16, 1954 in Espanola, NM. He was a 1973 graduate of the St. Mary's Catholic High School in New England, North Dakota. He joined the Marines when he was 20 years old in August 1974. Two years later he was assigned to the Marine Security Guard Battalion in May of 1976. He served at the American Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, before his transfer to Paris, France in August 1977. Just recently he was meritoriously promoted to the rank of Sergeant on the basis of prolonged superior performance and leadership. Memorial services were held at 12:00 Noon Wednesday March 8 at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 50 Avenue Hoche, Paris VIII. A Catholic Memorial Mass was said at the Italian Chapel in Kabul the evening of March 9th. A rosary will be recited Saturday in the Chapel of Grants Mortuary , New Mexico, with funeral services to be held Monday at St. Theresa Catholic Church at 10:00 AM, interment will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. The Main Conference room at the American Embassy Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) was named and dedicated in the honor of Sgt. Bobby A. Romero, Nov 10, 1981. It was rededicated March 2012. He is survived by his father, Abran Romero of Milan, NM, his mother, Bernie Parker of Hibbing, Minn: 4 brothers, Joe, Dean, and Johnny Romero of Milan, NM, and Leroy Romero of Denver, Co., 2 sisters, Elaine and Rosie Romero of Milan; Stepmother, Jackie Romero of Milan, stepfather, Kenneth Parker of Hibbing, Minn. Paternal grandmother Senaida Romero of Dixon, NM.
Romero, Felicita Age 65 of Llano Largo, NM went to rest in the peace of her savior on Monday, Sept 28,2009. She took pride in being a wonderful mother, grandmother and home maker. She was generous with all that she had, especially with making biscochitos and pastelitos. She had a huge heart full of compassion and love. She was preceded in death by her parents Diego and Matilde Lovato of Chamisal; Brothers Ernesto Lovato, Diego Lovato Jr., and Rufino Lovato; Ssters Mary Mondragon and Elizaida Arguello; Brother-in laws Pedro Herrera and Juan Rios. She is survived by her children; Paul Romero and wife Kelly of McMurray, Pa. with their children Anthony and Elsie; Michael Romero and wife Shirley of Llano de San Juan with their children Noah and Zacharias; Victoria Dominguez and husband Gene of Chamisal with their children Vanessa, Veronica and Jerome; Husband of 33 years Conrado Romero of Taos; Brothers and sisters Elsie Rodarte and husband Oliver of Chamisal; Jessie Lovato and wife Jeannie of Chamisal; Virginia Herrera of Magna, Ut; Mabel Rios of Santa Fe; Donald Loavto and wife Diana of Milan; Diana Quintana and husband Fred of Espanola; Ubaldo Lovato and wife Jane of Tooele, Ut; Frank Lovato and wife Bertha of Chamisal; Gloria Visarraga and husband William of Salt Lake City UT and Neomi Gurule and husband Timmy of Milan. Burial at the Chamisal Catholic Cemetery. Rio Grande Sun 8 Oct 2009.
Romero, Felicita Blanche Of Vadito, NM, died Saturday (30 Aug 2003) at her home following a lengthy illness. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Conchita Esmeralda; parents, Alfredo and Rosinalda Dominguez; and brothers, Manuel and Cosme. She is survived by her husband, Santiago Jimmy Romero; daughters, Carmen Dominguez and husband David of Santa Fe, Conchita Fields and husband Ronald of Albuq.; sons, Santiago Romero Jr., and wife Donna of Albuq., Paul Romero of Albuq., and Patrick Romero and companion Sara of Bernalillo; 13 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; sister Alice Gonzales and husband Adonais of Vadito, Rose Salazar and husband Leroy of Chamita, Jessie Tapia and husband George of Santa Fe; brothers, Alfredo Dominguez and wife Nancy of Chamisal, Rudolfo Dominguez of Chamisal Arsenio Dominguez and wife Della of Ash Fork, Ariz., Joe Adonias Dominguez and wife Linda of Westminister, Co. Buriel was at the Chamisal, NM Cemetery. Albuquerque Journal North 8-3-2003.
Romero, Juan Felipe Sr. 61, Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan 18 (1969) for County Commissioner Juan Felipe Romero Sr. who died at Holy Cross Hospital Jan 15. His death came as a result of Pneumonia, which came while he was recovering from a stroke which he suffered in December. A life long resident of Vadito, NM, Romero operated J. F. Romero and Sons Equipment Co. in Ranchos de Taos and the Acapulco Club and Rock Wall Tavern in Vadito, with his sons. Romero served from 1943-45 in the U. S. Navy and was Taos County Representative in the New Mexico Legislature in the late 40's and again in the 50's. In addition to his seat on the County Commission, won in November's general election, his public duties included membership on the Penasco School board and he had also served on the board of the Kit Carson Electric Cooperative, Inc. Rev. Thomas Wilkerson presided over the services at St. Anthony's Church in Penasco. Burial followed at the Placitas-Vadito Cemetery. A Color Guard from the Taos VFW Post and Montezuma Barracks and a firing squad from the Taos national Guard were present at the Cemetery. Rosary services were held at the San Martin Chapel in Taos, Thursday and at St. Anthony on Friday. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Eleanor Romero, sons, Juan Felipe Jr. of Ranchos de Taos and Luciano of Vadito; daughters Mrs. Orlando Marcus and Miss Alice Romero. of Vadito, Father by adoption, Daniel Fernandez of Vadito, aunt, Mrs. Veronic Olguin of Rio Lucio. Pallbearers were: Eloy Vasquez, J. B. Martinez, Joe Atencio, Abelino Archuleta, Rumaldo Chavez, T. J. Chavez, Luis I. Fernandez and Joe Rodriguez. Honorary pallbearers were: Gov. Dave Cargo, Rudy Fernandez Sr., Matias Chacon, Eugenio Rael, J. C. Cantue, Richard Gonzales and Felix Fernandez. Taos News Jan 23,1969.
Romero, Modesto Passed away 15 Feb 2006 at the Taos Living Center. Born in Vadito, NM 4 Aug 1925 to Filomena Barela Martinez and Epimenio Romero. Preceded in death by his parents, 12 siblings and 1 niece. Survived by sisters, Carolina Vigil, Salt Lake City, Utah and Bernarda Romero. Nieces and nephews, Priscilia Visarraga, Taos, Naomi Aguilar, El Valle, Mary Visarraga, Truth or Consequences, Trinidad Medina, Vadito, Helen Visarraga, Viviana Romero, Frank Visarraga, Olympia, Wa; Alfredo Visarraga, Denver, Co, Floyd Visarraga Layton, Ut, and Malliana Visarraga, Bacalar, Mexico. 40 great and great-great nieces and nephews. Mass to be held at San Antonio de Pauda in Penasco, NM 24, Feb 2006. Taos News 2-23-2006
Romero, Tavita G. Lifelong resident of Canon, NM passed away in Holy Cross Hospital May 27,1978. Besides being a homemaker, she worked as a housekeeper for the late John Young-Hunters for many years. Survivors include her husband, Ernest Romero, Sr. 5 Daughters, Jane Medina, Christine Romero, both of Tooele Utah, Nancy Nachtrieb, Sylvia Archuleta, Marie Romero Taos. 6 sons, Ernest J. Jr., Hawaii, Ted, Tooele, UT., Leo M., Len, Melvin and Richard all of Taos. 11 grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, 5 sisters, and 2 brothers. Rosary was recited May 29th at Hanlon's Evergreen Chapel, with mass Tuesday May 30 at Our Lady of Guadalupe. Interment at the Canon Catholic Cemetery. Caskets bearers, Ernest G. Jr., Leo P., Len P., Melven L., Richard T., and grandson Michael Romero. Eulogy was delivered by Leopoldo Baca. Taos News 6-15-1978.
Sacrest, Johnny The youth Johnny Secrest died due to drowning Labor day while fishing at a dam in the place called "Las Tienitas" (Near Taos, NM) Great efforts were made by persons that were in the area but to no avail as they could not save his life. El Crepusculo Sept 5, 1957.
Salazar, Maria Elena 82, of Valdez, NM passed away Dec 31,2011. She is survived by her children, Vicky (Meliton) Robert and may Ann, 9 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Rosary was recited on January 4,2012. Funeral Mass was held on January 5, 2012. Both service were held at the church in Valdez with interment following at the Valdez cemetery. Taos News 1-12-2012
Salazar, Polly A. 75, of Taos passed away on May 14, 2011. She is preceded in death by her father Eloy Salazar and brother Eloy Salazar Jr. She is survived by her children, Shawn Salazar (Lydia) and Kim Hilyard (Jim), grandchildren, Toby, Teo and Kylie, mother, Della Salazar, brothers and sisters Angie Holgerson, Eileen Greiser (Art), Frank Salazar (Ofella) Ben Salazar (Bonnie), Eli Salazar (Christine), Patty Salazar, Toby Salazar (Trudy) sister-in-law Joyce Salazar, Her dog Scrappy Doo and many other much loved relatives. Memorial services will be held on Saturday May 21, 2011 at 12:00 PM at Rivera Chapel. Taos News 5-19-2011.
Sanchez, Juan M. Age 20 years Died March 18, 1975 in Llano, NM. He is survived by one daughter Evan, 3 years old and one son Ronald one year old. By his Parents , Mr. Joe D and Luisa Sanchez of Rodarte, NM; brothers, Sgt. Jose N. Sanchez now stationed in Germany, PFC. Samuel Sanchez stationed at Fr. Bliss, TX; sisters, Mabel S. Orchard, Taos, NM and Josefita Sanchez, Rodarte, NM; two grandmothers, Mrs. Rosalia Trujillo and Mrs. Abegia Sanchez. Casket bearers were: Cris Dominguez, Jim Herrera, Bernabe Duran, Dennis Fresquez, Pete Baca and Fermin Herrera. Rosary was recited Thursday at St. Martin's Chapel and at 7:30 PM Friday at Pensco St. Anthony Church. Eulogy by Clarence Fernandez. Taos News April 3, 1975.
Sandoval, Edwardo 42, Resident of the Penasco, NM community was found frozen to death early last Friday near the home of his sister, Mrs. Aurelia Ortega, with whom he lived, according to Sheriff Edmundo Quintana. The family reported that Sandoval had gotten up about midnight last Thursday, put a blanket around his shoulders and said he was going to a neighbor's home, according to the sheriff. Although his sister attempted to stop him, Sandoval went outdoors. His body was found about 300 feet from the house early Friday. An inquest directed by Justice of The Peace, Estevan Lopez reported death due to freezing. Service and burial were held in Penasco, NM. El Crepusculo Nov 28,1957.
Schuetz, Gottfried A. 87, Died June 30 (2008) in Taos, NM at his sister Martha's house. He was born in Lucern, Switzerland, to Gottfried A. Schuetz Sr. and Helena Schuetz. His mother and sister immigrated to the United States in 1946 and 2 years later he joined and reunited with his family in New Glarus, Wis., where Gottfried Sr. owned and operated a Cheese factory. Godie's mother and sister, Martha, also operated a restaurant in New Glarus, Wis. where he became a helping hand. During World War II, he served as a lieutenant in the Swiss Mountain Patrol Division. Prior to the war he had attended the universities in Zurich, Switzerland and Stockholm, Sweden. His love for the outdoors led him to Lake Tahoe, Calif. where he fulfilled his dream to be a ski instructor, and then followed his career in Utah, Colorado and finally in New Mexico. Ernie Blake, owner of Taos Ski Valley, offered him the Prestigious position as a ski instructor, which lasted more that 35 years. He owned and operated the famous Casa Cordova Restaurant for 26 years in Arroyo Seco. He was preceded in death by his parents Gottfried Sr. and Helena Schuetz. He is survived by his sister Martha Schuetz of Taos, Stepson, Michael Gammon Schuetz of Albuq., and many other relatives and friends. Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM Saturday July 12 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Taos, NM. Albuq. Journal North 8 July 2008.
Smith, Juan 75, Don Juan Smith well known former resident of Penasco, NM died Saturday 11 August, 1957 at his residence in Santa Fe. He was born in Penasco, NM where he was a merchant and ran a store established by his father, the deceased Abram Smith. Juan Smith established a telephone system in 1903 that was operational until 1928. Telephone system serviced the areas of Chama, Tierra Amarilla, Espanola, (Ro Arriba County) Conejos and Antonito (Colorado). He served as Justice of the Peace in Penasco, and as School Board Member for Taos County. Survived by his wife Magdalena M. Smith, daughter, Anita S. Mascarenas of Albuq., 5 sons, Nelson and Gilbert Smith of Santa Fe, Harvey, Joe and Johnny Smith of Los Angelas, Ca. Funeral service at St. Anne's Church with burial at Rosario Cemetery. El Crepusculo Sept 5, 1957.
Smith, Petrita From Penasco, NM we have received the sad news that Dona Petrita de Smith. wife of the respectful citizen, Don Abran Smith, merchant of Penasco, NM died Thursday of this week. Survived by the prior mentioned husband and 2 sons, Juan and Fred Smith. We do not yet have full details on the death or funeral arrangements. La Revista de Taos Oct 15,1927.
Stewart Gil, Ann Gilmor Was born Dec 28,1953 in New York City. Her mother was Deborah Burton Pardee of Wilton, Connecticut, and her father is David Michael Stewart of Francetown, New Hampshire. Gil Grew up in Wilton, Connecticut and attended Laycock School and Simon's Rock, and graduated from Wilton High School. In 1974 she moved to Albuq. NM to attend the University of NM, where she graduated with a BFA. She then Attended TVI in Albuq. to attain her Certificate for surveying. She obtained her surveying license and moved to Santa Fe. She later moved to Taos and started her own surveying firm, AGS Land Surveying. Gil has moved on to our spirit world, and joins her grandparents, Baba, Irving, Hilda and Charles, her mother Deborah, her uncle Talcott and her great uncle Pat and aunt Gertie, Meter, Rhino and Alamo. She leaves on this world her devoted husband Michael LuJan Kastner, her brother Parry Stewart and her nephews Bryan, Kyle, Clay and Keaton. She also leaves on this world her very dearest Aunt Peggy, her Uncle Trevor, Aunt Erdice and her cousins David, Seth, Tony and Chip, Leigh, Trevor and Margaret Pardee. Gil leaves Saska and Catboy to help guide Michael. Taos News 8-25-2005.
Struck, Jose Salomon 83, of Taos. NM Passed away August 16, 2005. He was an Army Veteran of WWII who served in Europe and was the recipient of 2 purple hearts for wounds received in combat. He was a longtime Taos School Teacher of 9th grade Civics. He was an Elder of Taos First Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Theodora Struck, children Charlene Labadie (Gilbert), of Taos, Sylvia Roybal (Sylvian) and Barbara Larsen all of Denver, Co, Debbie Struck of Taos, Jeanie Sena of Denver, Co, and Jessica Biven (Matthew) of Albuq. He is also survived by 10 grand children and 9 great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends. Pallbearers Ross Roybal, Ted Medina, Sara Medina, Adam Roybal, Matthew Biven and Megan Sena. Evening services was held on August 17, 2005 at Rivera Chapel. Funeral Service was held August 18, 2005 at First Presbyterian Church. Internment at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Taos News 8-25-2005.
Suazao, Francisquita V. 77, widow of late Maclovio Suazo and sister-in-law of A. D. Suazo was brought to Taos by the Hanlon Funeral Home yesterday, Mrs. Suazo died at Fort Stanton hospital. Funeral arrangement are pending as we go to press and a detailed obituary will appear next week. El Crepusculo Oct 24, 1957.
Suazo, Leopoldo "Leo" R. 81 years of age, died Dec 31,2011, in Bailey, Co. He was born Feb 19, 1930 in Pilar, NM to parents Amarante and Regina Suazo. Leo was a dedicated son, husband, dad and Pompo. Leo proudly served his country in the Armed Forces as a tank operator, receiving the Army Occupational Medal (Germany). He raised his family in Albuq. NM where he retired after 30 years as a truck driver. He and his wife moved back to his childhood home in Pilar, NM, after retiring. Leo was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Cecilia L. Suazo, who died Feb 5, 2008 and daughter-in-law Dana Howey-Suazo, died June 19,2008. He is survived by 2 sons, Silas V. Suazo and Leo R. Suazo II; 1 daughter Regina A. Suazo; 1 daughter-in-law Janell G. Suazo and 2 grandchildren, Miguel A. Suazo and Sarah P. Suazo. Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 7, 2012, at the Crow Hill Bible Church, Bailley, Colorado and also at 1:00 PM, Thursday, January 12, 2012, at St. Joseph on The Rio Grande, Albuq, NM. with reception following. Taos News 1-12-2012.
Tafoya, Jacob A. Age 29, a resident of Albuq. and Taos, NM. Passed away unexpectedly Friday, December 30,2011. He is survived by his mother, Erlinda Branchal (Art Vigil) of Albuq. NM; father Eric Tafoya (Faith) of Taos, NM.; Son, Brayden Tafoya, Stepson Kaleb White; Fiance, Adriel White; sister, Angel Paiz and husband Matt; brothers, Matthew (Iris), Eloy (Samantha); half brother, E. J. Tafoya; nephews and nieces, Lazarine, Dacelan, Noah, Malayla, Peyton and expected baby Jacob. Maternal grandfather Reynalso Branchal; paternal grandmother, Evangeline Tafoya of Taos, NM; numerous aunts and uncles, as well as many family and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Mercey Branchal. Pallbearers were, Matt Tafoya, E. J. Tafoya, Eloy Tafoya, Matt Paiz, David Rey Jr., Everett White, Jeremiah Montanez, Tim Vanderberg. Jacob will be missed but never forgotten. Service were held on Thursday 5, 2012. Taos News 1-12-2012.
Tejada, Andrieta M. 49, Died Monday evening at Holy Cross Hospital. Mrs. Tejada was one of the best known teachers in Taos County. She was a teacher in the county 29 years and in the Taos Municipal most of those years, she had been ill for many months. Supt. Joe Otero said Taos Elementary School classes will be dismissed this morning for funeral services. She was a teacher of the pre-first grade class in the primary building. Mrs. Tejada was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Juan Manuel Martinez, well known Taos residents. Her husband was Alfonso Tejada of Taos. Funeral service were held at 9:00 AM this morning. Complete details will be printed in The News next week. Taos News May 5, 1960.
Torres, Juan E. 88, of Taos, NM Passed away after a lengthy illness on March 19,2012. He was an Army Veteran of WWII and served in Luzon in the Pacific Theatre. Juan was a lifetime rancher and member of the VFW. He is preceded in death by his parents, Onesimo V. and Maria Ana Torres; brothers and sisters, Donaciano Torres (Euralia), Criselda Vigil (Rafael), Esequiel Torres (Feliciana), Marina Archuleta, Ricardo, Primitivo, Luis and Patricio Torres. He is survived by his wife, Claudia R. Torres, children, Daniel Torres of Taos, Rebecca "Becky" Gonzales of Colorado, Samuel Torres of Taos, Loyola Torres of Taos, Raphael Torres (Martha) of Albuq., and Veronica Torres of Rio Rancho. He is also survived by brothers and sister, Fermin Torres (Irene), Martin Torres (Elma) and Casilda Medina (Jessie); 12 grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren; brother-in-law Manuel Archuleta, sisters-in-law Bernice and Carolina Torres and Marcella Rodriguez, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Rosary will be recited Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 7:00 PM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Funeral mass will be held on Monday, March 26, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church with burial to follow at 3:00 PM with military honors at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Taos News March 2012.
Trujillo, Luis A. Funeral services for Luis A. Trujillo, a life-long Taos resident who served in many public offices, were conducted by the Rev. Robert Beach at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church last Friday with burial following at Sierra Vista Cemetery. Hanlon Funeral Home in charge of the arrangement. Luis A. Trujillo was born on April 12, 1908 to Pedro R. Trujillo and Rebecca Valdez-Trujillo. In 1928 he married Crecencia (Grace) Gonzales. Their sons include, C. B., Felix, Tony and Levi Trujillo. Luis A. Trujillo served as a school teacher, as Taos Post Master, State Representative, Rio Grande Gorge Park Service and as manager of the Town of Taos Water Department. Survivors include, in addition to his wife and sons listed prior, sister, Eloisa Mares, and 2 brothers Edwardo and Ignacio and 7 grandchildren. Trujillo died at a hospital in Houston, Texas April 28 after an extended illness. Taos News 1969.
Trujillo, Roy L. 56, Retired Major, United States Marine Corp. Passed away June 5, 2012. Our beloved Son, Brother, Uncle and Friend, Roy L. Trujillo, flew his last mission and returned to Our Heavenly Father. Roy was born March 27,1956 in Murray, Utah to Manuel Gervacio Trujillo and Rose Fresquez Trujillo. He passed away June 5, 2012 at the Veterans Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, after suffering a second massive stroke. Roy retired from the U. S. Marines as a Major, after a 26 year Career. Roy's biggest love was flying his Huey, fulfilling his dream since childhood..Semper Fi.. Roy leaves behind his mother, Rose; and his only sister, Lydia (Johnny) Vidaurre; brothers, Don, Ben (Mary) from Utah, Manuel (Shirley) from Albuquerque, NM, Henry (Mari) from Penasco, NM also numerous nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles and countless friends. Roy was preceded in death by his father, Manuel; brothers, Arnold and David Trujillo; his sister-in-law Linda Trujillo, along with his grandparents, Uncles and aunts who are now celebrating with him. Roy's personality always guaranteed many close friendships. His infectious humor was loved by all. Everyone he met became a friend. Viewing will be at St. Therese the Child Jesus Catholic Church, 624 West Lennox St, Midvale, Utah on Thursday, June 7, 2012 from 6-8 PM. with rosary at 7:30 PM. Mass will be celebrated Friday morning at 11:00 AM at the same church. Visitation will also be held on Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 6:00 PM in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home, Espanola, NM, Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM. Graveyard service will be held Monday, June 11, 2012 at 10:30 AM at the Santa Fe National Cemetery with Military Honors. Rio Grande Sun 6-7-2012.
Valerio, Inocencio Jose 81, Funeral service were held for Inoncencio Jose Valerio of Ranchos de Taos, NM, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Thursday, Aug 25,1969. Burial followed at the St. Francis Cemetery. Valerio died at the Embudo Presbyterian Hospital on Aug 22 at the age of 81. He is survived by his wife, Adelida of Ranchos; by 3 sons, Dan of San Lorenzo, Calif, Pacomio of Taos, NM, Gilbert of South Gate, Calif, by 2 daughters, Mrs. Margaret Martinez of San Pedro, Calif, Mrs. Mary Lewis of Oakland, Calif; 3 brothers, Trinidad of Ranchos de Taos, NM, Blas and Eloy of Swink, Colo and by 19 Grandchildren. Rosary service were held at 7:30 PM Aug 23 and 24 at the San Martin Chapel. Pallbearers were Ernest Valerio, Phil Valerio, Anselmo Valerio, Emilio Valerio and Frank Gonzales. Taos News Aug 1969.
Vidaurre, Alice Romero 78, Lifelong resident of Llano de San Juan, NM, died Saturday Jan 12, 2002 following a lengthy illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tranqulino Romero & Matilde Martin Romero; husband Juan Vidaurre, Grandson, Adam J. Trujillo. She is survived by her children, John (Lydia) Vidaurre of Utah, Alberto (Diana) Vidaurre of Taos, Helen Vidaurre of Llano de San Juan and JoAnn V.(Patrick) Trujillo also of Llano de San Juan, NM; sister Adelina R. Vigil of Utah. Also surviving her are 8 grandchildren, Yvette, John and Yvonne Vidaurre, Jayme and Michelle Ward, Michael John Vidaurre, Patricia Trujillo, Gaspar and Valerie Garcia, and Elizabeth Trujillo, 4 great grandchildren and numerous others relatives and friends. Visitation was held Jan 14 at San Antonio de Pauda Catholic Church in Penasco, NM with a rosary following. Mass of Christian burial was held Jan 15 at San Antonio de Pauda Catholic Church with Interment following at the Llano de San Juan, NM Catholic cemetery. Pallbearers were: John Vidaurre, Michael Vidaurre, Gaspar Garcia, Bonifacio Vasquez, Yvette Vidaurre, Patricia Trujillo and Arturo Tafoya. Rio Grande Sun Jan 17,2202.
Vigil Sanchez, Elizabeth Age 19 years old, died March 18, 1975 in Llano, NM. She is survived by one daughter, Evan, 3 years old, son Ronald, one year old. By her mothers, Mrs. Vivianita Vigil; brothers, George of Grants, NM, Modesto, Anthony and Fred from Llano, NM. Sisters, Clara Hernandez, Calif, Edna Vigil, Llano, NM, Betty Vigil, Chimayo, NM, Teresa Vigil Pueblo, Co, and Tina Pacheco, Vadito, NM; Grandfather Jose M. Rodriguez. Casket bearers were: Elmer, Joe, Rudolph, Juan, Wilfred and Frank Rodriguez. Eulogy was by Virgelio Trujillo. Rosary was recited Thursday at St. Martin's Chapel 7:30, Friday at Penasco, St. Anthony's Church. Tao News April 3, 1975.
Vigil, Guadalupe Elias Age 70, passed away June 4, 1978 at the family residence. He was a life long resident of Ranchos de Taos, NM. He is survived by his wife, Maria Inez and by 5 daughters, Lydia V. Garcia and husband Leroy of Taos, Agustina Romero and husband Toby of Llano Quemado, Betty Geromilla and husband Eddie of Vallejo, Ca., and Sofia A. Brown and husband Jerry of San Diego, Ca. He is also survived by sisters Refugio barela, Juanita Sandoval, Sister M. Antonia and Tomasita Mondragon and by brothers, Apolinario, Miguel and Antonio H. Vigil. 19 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and various nieces and nephews. Casket bearers were Rudy Perea, Alex Gonzales, Leo Vigil, Lorenzo Vigil, Rumaldo Garcia and Manny Vigil. Funeral mass was celebrated on Wednesday, June 7, 1978 at the St. Francis of Assisi Church of Ranchos de Taos, NM. Father O'Brien was celebrant. Interment at the Ranchos Catholic Cemetery. Eulogy was delivered by Pancracio Romero. Taos News 6-15-1978.
Vigil, Jose F. 80, Lifelong resident of Penasco, NM passed away Wednesday April 27, 1994 at St. Vincent's Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was proceeded in death by his sisters, Natividad B. Ortega, Amalia Vigil, Ologia Gonzales and Natividad Vigil; brothers Felipe Roybal, Porfirio Maestas, Prudencio Vigil and by a grandson Lawrence Vigil in 1983. He is survived by his wife, Fidelia Vigil of the home, his 5 sons, Eddie Vigil and wife Cleo of Albuq, Reynaldo Vigil and wife Oralia of Penasco, Joe E. Vigil and wife Linda of Penasco, Tony Vigil and wife Judy of Grants, and Leroy Vigil and Jay Woornor of Penasco; by 12 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren; brothers Eddie Maestas, Ralph Maestas and wife Mary, both of Salida, Co, Johnny Maestas of Farmington; sister, Adelina Vigil of West Jordan, Ut and 2 nephews, Modesto Vigil and wife Sylvia of Pueblo, Co. and Alfonso Vigil and wife Minnie of Albuq, and other relatives. Funeral mass was held at 11:00 AM Saturday in St. Anthony Catholic Church in Penasco, NM. Burial followed in La Morada de Penasco. Pallbearers: Matthew, Fabian, Betty, Edward, Jack and Arthur Vigil. Taos News May 5, 1994.
Vigil, Max 79 years, passed away May 23,1978. A resident of Ranchos de Taos, NM. He is survived by his wife Ramoncita Vigil, a daughter Elsie Romero and her husband Juan T. Romero from Santa Fe, NM. Grandchildren, Max Romero and wife Bernie also from Santa Fe, Joe Ann Chapman and husband Ben from Albuq. NM., 3 Great grandchildren. Brother Juan Andres Vigil from Santa Fe, Sisters Ellsa Chavez, Pablita Chavez and Isabelita Garcia, residents of Ranchos. Rosary was held Wednesday 7:30 PM at St. Martin Chapel, Also rosary Thursday at 7:30 PM at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Funeral Mass Friday at 1:00 PM at St Francis of Assisi Church Ranchos, interment at Llano Quemado local cemetery. SPMDTU Ranchos Council served as casket bearers. Eulogy by Michael Torres. Taos News 6-15-1978.
Vigil, Phoebe Fernandez 96, of Taos, NM passed away August 17,2005. She is preceded in death by her husband Obed Vigil and son Randy Vigil. She is survived by her sister, Lucy Carter, sister-in-law Margarita Cisneros, 3 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Taos News 8-25-2005.
Yates, George Lee 11 years old son of Mr. & Mrs. D. G. Yates of Pot Creek, NM, passed away at Holy Cross Hospital on Sunday. The body was sent to Hot Springs, Arkansas by the Garcia Funeral Home. Funeral services were to be held there today. In addition to his parents, he is survived by 3 brothers, Danny Joe, Kenneth and Don Berry Yates, a sister, Diana Bee Yates and grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. R. B. Yates Hor Springs, Arkansas and Mrs. Lita Yates, Perryville, Arkansas. El Crepusculo Nov 7, 1957.

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