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ALARID, Candido
SANTA ROSA, NEW MEXICO: Candido Alarid, 87, died March 2, 2004. Candido was born March 27, 1916 to Pedro and Luisita Baca Alarid. He and his wife were cattle ranchers. He was a member of the Cattle Growers Association, and attended St. Rose of Lima Church. He married Estella Baca December 17, 1946. He is survived include his wife of 58 years, Estella Baca Alarid; his children and their spouses, Beatrice and Arnie Winn of Little Rock, AR, Candido, Jr. and Flora Alarid of Estancia, Susan and Bernie Encinias of Moriarty, Danita and Karl Agar of Santa Rosa, Carl and Karen Alarid of Moriarty, and Dion Alarid of Santa Fe; three sisters, Lupe Salas, Stella Murphey, and Corine Quevedo; two brothers, Ben Alarid and Faustin Alarid; and 12 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two infant brothers; and two sisters, Amada Rasco and Helen Rodriguez. Services were held at St. Rose of Lima Church. Burial was at Dilia Cemetery by Chavez Funeral Home.

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ARZOLA, Ruben
BAYARD, NEW MEXICO: Ruben C. Arzola, 80, died July 14, 2008. He was born September 3, 1927 to the late Estanislado Arzola and Emilia Carrillo. Survivors include his wife, Antonia Correa Arzola; a daughter, Rosa Linda Arzola of Bayard; six sons, Mike Arzola (Anna) of Arlington, TN, Ruben Arzola of Bagdad, Richard Arzola (Martha) of Elko, NV, and Armando Arzola, Albert Arzola (Katie), and Angel Arzola (Yvonne), all of Bayard; two brothers, Antonio Arzola (Lily) of Bayard, and Ramon Arzola (Nora) of Silver City; his nieces and nephews; 18 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. Inurnment with military honors was at Fort Bayard National Cemetery under the direction of Terrazas Funeral Chapel.

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BADGER, Dr. Demarious
HOBBS, NEW MEXICO: Dr. Demarious Badger, 80, died December 11, 1990 at the Lovelace Hospital in Albuquerque. She was born August 17, 1910 in Copemish, MI. She was a 1934 graduate of the Michigan University Medical School. Along with her husband, Bill, she practiced medicine from 1936 to 1981 with the Hobbs Medical Group. She was the second woman physician in New Mexico. She served on the Hobbs Board of Education for 18 years, and was an honorary member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Badger Natatorium was named in her honor. She was a Presbyterian. Survivors include her husband, Dr. W.E. "Bill" Badger, Jr.; a son, Dr. Earl Badger III of Albuquerque; two daughters, Ellen Shaner (Stewart) of Roswell, and Judy Hudenko (John) of Albuquerque; a brother, David Cornell of Kalamazoo, MI; and 7 grandchildren. Services were held at the First Presbyterian Church in Hobbs. Burial was at Memory Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.

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BANNISTER, Metta
ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO: Metta V. Bannister, 97, died September 26, 2005. She was born August 26, 1908 to Harry Goddard and Flora Cravens Goddard. She was a former bookkeeper for Pecos Valley Drug Store. She is survived by a son, Edwin Bannister of Schertz, TX; a daughter, Merle Jones of Newark, DE; and her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin E. Bannister. Interment was at South Park Cemetery with arrangements by Terpening and Son Mortuary.

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BARNUM, Florence
RATON, NEW MEXICO: Florence B. Barnum, 92, died March 26, 2006. She was born March 16, 1914 to Blas and Porfiria Chavez. She is survived by her daughters, Alice Solano and the late Fermin of Grants, Royce Ceal and Chuck of Grants, Gloria Tafoya and Ernest of Raton, Elaine Gonzales and Nick of Raton, and Bonnie Lucero and Clarence of Grants; a son, Albert Branum, Jr. and Eleanor of Aztec; a sister, Elsie Baca of Albuquerque; her cousins; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Albert J. Barnum, Sr.; a daughter, Margaret; two sisters; and four brothers. Two funeral services were held, one at Yaksich-Long Funeral Home in Raton, and another at Grants Mortuary Chapel. Burial was at Grants Memorial Park under the direction of Yaksich-Long Funeral Home.

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BASS, Dorothy
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO: Dorothy Jean Bass died January 6, 1977 at an Albuquerque hospital. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raleigh Edwards. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Claude Bass; her mother, Mrs. Frona Lewis; seven brothers, Grover, Robert, Harold, Brown, Kenneth, Charles H. and Raleigh W. Edwards; and a sister, Mary Ann Elkins.

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BATES, Clifford
HOBBS, NEW MEXICO: Clifford A. Bates, 80, died December 23, 1990 at Lea Regional Hospital. He was born October 23, 1910 in Hartshorne, OK. He was past president of the Hobbs Realtors, and had been in the real estate business since 1947 when he moved here from Oklahoma. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Lions Club, and the Pryor Creek Masonic Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Hugh Lee Wyatt; a daughter, Sue Edwards of Little Rock, AR; a sister, Ardell King of Fort Smith, AR; and 3 grandchildren. Burial was at Memory Gardens Cemetery by Griffin Funeral Home.

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BIGGERS, Carlie
ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO: Carlie Biggers, 92, died March 28, 1984 at St. Mary's Hospital. He was born August 17, 1891 in Montgomery, AL to Mr. and Mrs. Allan Biggers. He was a retired bartender, and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include two daughters, Ludie Hamm of Roswell and Ruby Smith of Carson, CA; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ella Biggers. Arrangements were handled by LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

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BOATRIGHT, Rev. Raymond
HOBBS, NEW MEXICO: Rev. Raymond Vernon Boatright died March 26, 1989 in Huntsville, Arkansas. He was born November 1, 1907 in Madison County, AR to Henry Miles and Hattie Florence Williams Boatright. He had made his home in Hobbs from 1947 to 1976, and was an ordained minister of the Assembly of God for 57 years. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Boatright of Huntsville, AR; a son, Kenneth Boatright of Grapevine, TX; and two daughters, Mrs. Dalphna Ruth Barnes of Houston, TX, and Mrs. Hazel Marie Carter of Lindsay, OK. He was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Hazel Blanche Lemons Boatright. Services were held at Griffin Chapel with his brother, Rev. Ernest Boatright, officiating. Burial was at Prairie Haven Cemetery by Griffin Funeral Home.

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BOOTHBY, David
HOBBS, NEW MEXICO: David Ray Boothby, 36, died November 10, 1990 in Glorietta, NM. He was born May 25, 1954 in Mount Orab, OH, and was a graduate of Mount Orab High School. He worked for Armstrong Construction Company, and was a member of the Baptist Church. He moved to Hobbs in 1981. Survivors include a son, David Lee Boothby of the home; his parents, David and Mildred Boothby of Mount Orab; two brothers, Michael Boothby and Dennis Boothby, both of Mount Orab; a grandmother, Jessie Boothby; and a nephew, Joshua Boothby. Arrangements were handled by Thompson-Stevens Funeral Home in Mount Orab.

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BOYD, Raymond
HOBBS, NEW MEXICO: Raymond Boyd, 32, died October 29, 2012 in Hobbs. He was born July 18, 1980 in Cornelius, OR to Valerie and Terry Boyd. He was beginning his own business, "Barrels-n-Brass", and enjoyed fishing. He was a member of The General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn. Survivors include his wife, Brittany Thomas Boyd; his parents, of Delta, CO; a sister, Michelle Neely (Scott) of Cortez, CO; and three brothers, Wayne Boyd of Grand Junction, CO, Shane Boyd of Delta, CO, and Dustin Boyd (Audrey) of Tahoka, TX. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Norm "Bud" Sweezy and Daniel Edgar Boyd. Services were held at Church of the Firstborn. Interment was at Prairie Haven Cemetery with arrangements by Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.

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BRIGGS, Silver
HOBBS, NEW MEXICO: Silver Merle "Pete" Briggs, 78, died March 18, 1992 in Hobbs. He was born April 13, 1913 in Silver City. He was a retired construction foreman with the Lea County Road Department, and was also a voting machine technician. He moved to Hobbs from Portales in 1953. He was a Methodist and a member of the Lions Club, the Methodist Men, and the Administrative Board. His parents had homesteaded in Lea County near the High Lonesome in the early 1900s. Survivors include his wife, Sibyl Hunter Briggs, who he married on February 6, 1938 in Lordsburg; a daughter, Sharla Shivers of Duncanville, TX; three sisters, Mildred Dean, Ruth Barber, and Marie Lee, all of Portales; 4 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Hobbs First United Methodist Church. Burial was at Prairie Haven Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.

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BROWN, Donald
LOVINGTON, NEW MEXICO: Donald E. Brown, 60, died July 8, 1990 at Lea Regional Hospital in Hobbs. He was born January 29, 1930 in Tulsa, OK. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Lois Fletcher, who he married on January 20, 1978 in Lovington; three sons, David Chappell of Lovington, Donnie Brown of Hurst, TX, and Dannie Chappell of Dallas, TX; a daughter, Sharon Dennehy of Lovington; a brother, Raymond Brown of Conroe, TX; and a sister, Joann Hollier of Abbyville, LA. Burial was at the Lovington Cemetery by Smith-Rogers Funeral Home.

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CANTRELL, Elmer
ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO: Elmer Lee "Moe" Cantrell, 59, died August 17, 1990 in Roswell. He was born September 12, 1930 in Reydon, OK to William T. and Elizabeth Cantrell. He was a self-employed carpenter for 35 years, and was a member of the Southeastern New Mexico Bluegrass Association. Survivors include his wife, Mildred Faye Wagner Cantrell; four daughters, Luetta Wilsher of Carlsbad, Janice Gibbs of Oklahoma City, OK, and Gwyne Havens and Louise Barteau, both of Bowie, TX; two stepsons, Monty Wagner of Roswell, and Marvin Wagner of Amarillo, TX; two sisters, Ruth Pendergraft of Bartlesville, OK, and Bessie Barker of Lockford, CA; and a brother, W.A. Cantrell of Woodard, OK. Interment was at White Rose Cemetery in Reydon, OK under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

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CARNES, J.
LOS ALAMOS, NEW MEXICO: Coreta Jane Cowart Carnes died March 21, 1978. She was born November 21, 1931 to Manning Lark and Neva Dixon Roberts Cowart. She held a BS degree in Physical Education from the University of California, and an MS degree from the University of Arkansas. She was an educator, and taught at Arkansas Tech University, Oklahoma State, and Henderson State. She was a volunteer physical education worker in elementary schools, and an amphitheater at Pinon Elementary School was named in her honor. Survivors include her husband, Cecil C. Carnes, Jr.; a son, John Manning Carnes of Woodside, CA; her parents; a sister, Lark Dixon Cowart Hutto of Sautee-Nacooche, GA; a brother, David Gail Cowart of Alma, AR; a nephew, David Manning Cowart of Jenkintown, PA; and a niece, Marina Lark Cowart of St. Charles, IL. She was cremated, and there is a memorial stone for her at Newberry Chapel Cemetery in Crawford County, AR.

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CARRASCO, Frank
GRANTS, NEW MEXICO: Frank J. Carrasco died December 2, 2004. He was a building contractor, and built St. Teresa's Rectory and the Grants Mortuary, as well as many other local structures. He is survived by his children, Jenny Sprunk-Zwiefelhofer and husband Phil of Grants, Elfie Mirabal and partner Perry Chase of Albuquerque, Alice Calanchi and husband Julian of Barstow, TX, Frank Carrasco, Jr. and wife Jeannie of Mesa, AZ, Stephen Carrasco of Phoenix, AZ, and Paul Carrasco of St. Louis, MO; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Manuel Carrasco. Interment was at the Santa Fe Veterans' Cemetery with arrangements by Direct Funeral Services.

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CAWTHON, Edith
TUCUMCARI, NEW MEXICO: Edith M. Cawthon, 73, died October 12, 1991 at Lea Regional Hospital in Hobbs. She was born October 1, 1918 in Tucumcari to John and Gusta Cawthon. She worked for 20 years as a Social Security administrator in Hobbs. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and the Business and Professional Women. Survivors include a brother, Alvin Cawthon (Faye) of Tucumcari; a niece; and a nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents; and three brothers, Ross, Orville and Lyle. Interment was at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Dunn Funeral Home.

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CEELY, Eileen
ALAMOGORDO, NEW MEXICO: Eileen Patricia Ceely, 84, died January 28, 2007. She was born November 13, 1922 to James and Elizabeth Mahoney Grady. She attended Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Frederick J. Ceely; a son, Fred Ceely (Ann) of Los Angeles, CA; a daughter, Eileen MacMillan (Rob) of Alamogordo; a sister, Mary Sitler of Mt. Laurel, NJ; 4 grandsons; her caregivers, Karin Flores, Lisa Kaihewalu, and Martha Gemmell; and a special friend, Aggie Siders. Services were held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Interment was at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery by Alamogordo Funeral Home.

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CHRISTIAN, Herbert
LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO: Herbert Voy Christian, 95, died October 5, 2006. He was born November 7, 1910 to J. Thomas Christian and Nora Evelyn Christian. He worked for the Civil Conservation Corps in the 1930's, and formerly worked in the copper mines. He attended Abundant Life Assembly of God Church. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Dorothy Gage Christian; a son, Herbert D. Christian and wife Carol of Ogden, UT; two daughters, Martha Means of Las Cruces, and Carol Carson of Rincon; three brothers, Melvin Christian, Virgil Christian and Charles Christian; 12 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Alma Gardner; and three brothers, John Christian, Joe Christian, and Tom Christian. Services were held at Abundant Life Assembly of God Church. Burial was at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Getz Funeral Home.

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CUMIFORD, Leola
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO: Leola F. Cumiford, 85, died December 19, 2009. She was born December 13, 1924 in Raton, NM. She attended Sandia Baptist Church, and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Daughters of the Nile, the Order of the Amaranth, and the White Shrine of Jerusalem. She is survived by a son, Orville Cumiford of Guymon, OK; a daughter and son-in-law, Shelia and Darrel Hornsby of Texarkana; a sister and three brothers-in-law, Sharon and Garry Tolbert of Peralta, Harold Cumiford of Houston, and Fred Cumiford of Lubbock, TX; a sister-in-law, JoAnn Mitchell of Albuquerque; 21 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Cumiford. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Park by French Funeral Home.

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DIXSON, Connie
HOBBS, NEW MEXICO: Connie "Candy" Matthews Dixson, 37, died January 23, 1991 at Lubbock Methodist Hospital in Texas. She was born December 21, 1953 in Arlington, CA. She was a former resident of St. Louis, MO, and had lived in Hobbs for 18 months. She had worked as a waitress, and was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Dixson and Tony Dixson, both of Arkansas; a daughter, Rhonda Dixson of Arkansas; her father, Robert B. Matthews of College City, CA; her mother and stepfather, Bobbie and Richard Munyer of Hobbs; and two brothers, Robert L. Matthews and Ernest Keith Matthews, both of Perris, CA. Services were held at Hobbs Immanual Baptist Church. Burial was at Prairie Haven Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.

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DURAN, Ariopajita
TULAROSA, NEW MEXICO: Ariopajita R. Duran, 85, died September 12, 2007. She was born May 5, 1922 to Andy and Virginia Sanchez Randolph. She is survived by four daughters, Nancy Duran and Katherine Moore, both of Ruidoso, and Dorothy Blanks and Eilene Duran, both of Tularosa; and a son, Zeke Duran of Tularosa. Services were held at St. Frances de Paula Catholic Church. Interment was at Forest Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Alamogordo Funeral Home.

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EATON, E. LaMarr
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO: E. LaMarr Eaton, 45, died March 27, 1966 in Albuquerque. He was a meteorologist with the U.S. Weather Bureau. He was a former resident of St. Joseph, MO, and had worked in El Paso, TX prior to coming to New Mexico. Survivors include his wife, Vivian Rohwer Eaton; two sons, E. Lamarr Eaton II and Robert J. Eaton; five daughters, Mrs. N.L. Smith, Mrs. C.L. Krushensky, Mrs. S.T. Davidson, Jacqueline Eaton, and Sandra Eaton; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. Everett Eaton; and 5 granddaughters. Services were held at the Strong-Thorne Chapel. Interment was at Fairview Memorial Park.

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FRENNIER, Gerda
LAS VEGAS, NEW MEXICO: Gerda Fennier, 64, died September 22, 2008. She was born June 9, 1944 in Worms, Germany to George Daum and Hedwig Schmieg Daum. She is survived by a son, Stephan Frennier of Fort Knox, KY; a daughter, Andrea Woods of Roswell; a son-in-law, Thurston Woods of Roswell; a daughter-in-law, Carol Frennier of Fort Knox, KY; a brother, Herbert Daum of Worms, Germany; her mother; Hedwig Daum of Worms, Germany; 4 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne O. Frennier; her father, George Daum; a brother, Hans Daum; and a sister, Ilse Poletar. Services were held at Immaculate Conception Church. Arrangements were handled by Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

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GABALDON, Andres
ARTESIA, NEW MEXICO: Andres Gabaldon, 79, died January 31, 2008. He was born November 30, 1928 to Jesus Gabaldon and Jacoba Nabarrete Gabaldon. He was a farm laborer, and attended Primera Iglesia Bautista. He is survived by two sons, Paul Gabaldon and Johnny Gabaldon, both of Artesia; two daughters, Elidia Aguilar of Artesia, and Josie Mason of Grand Prairie, TX; a brother, Pablo Gabaldon of Monahans, TX; 9 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maria Ponce Gabaldon; his parents; a sister, Carolina Brito; and a grandson. Cremation arrangements were handled by Terpening and Son Mortuary.

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GALLEGOS, Orlando
SAN JUAN, NEW MEXICO: Orlando R. Gallegos, 64, died May 1, 2007. He is survived by his children, Paul Gallegos of Rio Rancho, and Pamela Gallegos of El Guique; a granddaughter; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Josefita Gallegos; and his wife, Molly Gallegos. Services were held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Burial was at El Guique Cemetery under the direction of Block-Salazar Mortuary.

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GAREY, Donald
HOBBS, NEW MEXICO: Donald Lee Garey died November 6, 2008 in Hobbs. He was born September 9, 1931 in Fort Worth, TX to Leo James and Jessie Garey. He was a graduate of Texas A&M University, and held a degree in geological engineering. He worked in the oil industry, and had been a senior geologist for Gulf Oil, and was later president and CEO of several corporations. He was a veteran of the the U.S. Air Force, and was a NASA astronaut candidate. He was a member of the executive board of the Conquistador Council of the Boy Scouts of America and worked in animal rescue. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Elizabeth Patricia Martin Garey; two daughters, Debbie Garey Furst, and Lisa Garey Jones (Chris), all of Hobbs; a brother, Mike Garey (Owen) of Norman, OK; 5 grandsons; and his nieces and nephews. Services were held at the First Methodist Church of Hobbs. Arrangements were handled by Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.

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GARLAND, William T.
DEMING, NEW MEXICO: William Travis Garland, 71, died January 22, 2008. He was born September 16, 1936 to Orpha Morgan and James Garland. He installed floor coverings. He enjoyed golf and discussing politics. He is survived by his wife, Katherine Garland; two daughters, Teri Rogers of Creston, and Wendi Garland of Wisconsin Rapids, WI; two sons, John Garland of Creston, IL, and Michael Garland (Ellen) of Parker, FL; a stepdaughter, Barbara Gors of Deming; a stepson, Todd Warden of LaSalle, IL; two sisters, Karen Garland of Higden, and Barbara Chalk (Hollis) of Dennard; three brothers, Tom Garland of Sycamore, IL, Roger Garland (Karen) of Malta, IL, and Douglas Garland of Higden; a sister-in-law, Mary Garland of Salem; 5 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Lawson; two brothers, Daniel and Paul Garland; and his parents. Interment was at McLehaney Cemetery with arrangements by Baca's Funeral Chapel.

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GARCIA, Pete
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO: Pete V. Garcia, 69, died December 28, 2004 in Albuquerque. He was born January 23, 1935. He retired from Greyhound Western Division, and was retiring from the City Of Albuquerque Bus Co. He had also worked at movie studios and as a chauffeur. He was moving back to Southern California, where he and his wife had purchased a home. He enjoyed music and reading. Survivors include his wife, Joan Garcia; two sons, Pete III and Gordon; and a daughter, Tracy. He had 3 grandchildren. Interment was in Albuquerque.

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GOODRICH, Mattie
LOVINGTON, NEW MEXICO: Mattie H. Goodrich, 90, died November 26, 1990 in Show Low, AZ. She was born March 31, 1900 in Ennis, TX. She was a longtime resident of Lovington and a member of Lakeside Baptist Church in Show Low. She is survived by a daughter, Madeline Scott of Show Low; a sister, Jesse Bateman-Barnes of Denton, TX; and a brother, Harold Walker of Bakersfield, CA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rector Furd Goodrich. Burial was at the Lovington Cemetery.

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GUNN, Naomia
FORREST, NEW MEXICO: Naomia Gunn, 82, died December 31, 2008. She was born September 3, 1926 to Thomas and Alberta Sprinkle Terry. She and her husband were farmers. Survivors include three sons, Don Gunn, Teke Gunn, and Jimmy Joe Gunn, all of Forrest; two daughters, Vicki Aldridge of Lewisville, TX,and Jacqueline Scott of Farmington; 8 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Gunn; three sisters, Roberta Lee, Anita Poteet, and Ruby Atkins; a brother, T.C. Terry; and her parents. Interment was at Beevers Cemetery.

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HATFIELD, Rev. Charles
TUCUMCARI, NEW MEXICO: Rev. Charles Harvey Hatfield, 92, died May 18, 1964. He was a Methodist minister and a 32nd degree Mason. He is survived by his wife, Laura Hatfield; five daughters; two sons; a sister; a brother; 32 grandchildren; and 56 great-grandchildren. Burial was at San Jon Cemetery.

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HAWKINS, William
HOBBS, NEW MEXICO: William McKinnley "Edd" Hawkins, 82, died January 30, 1983. He was born September 10, 1900 in Madison County, Arkansas to John Nunnely Hawkins and Georgia Ann Ray Hawkins. He had lived in Hobbs since 1951. He is survived by his wife, Martha Jane Edwards Hawkins; his daughters, Mrs. Louise Blackburn and Mrs. Elizabeth Bejeck, both of Hallett, OK, and Mrs. Linda Ball of Hobbs; his sons, Lendell Hawkins of Artesia, and Edgar Hawkins, Floyd Hawkins, and Bobby Hawkins, all of Hobbs; 14 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Northside Baptist Church. Interment was at Prairie Haven Cemetery by Griffin Funeral Home.

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HESTER, James R.
RATON, NEW MEXICO: James Richard Hester, 62, died August 11, 2009. He was born April 18, 1947 to Robert and Maryann Valentine Hester. He was a lifetime member of the VFW. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; two sons, Richard James Hester (Channa), and John Robert Hester (Connie), all of Raton; a brother, Robert Hester (Brenda) of Eagle River, AK; and 3 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Arrangements were handled by Yaksich-Long Funeral Home.

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HOLT, Carmi Charles
LAS VEGAS, NEW MEXICO: Carmi Charles Holt, 69, died August 12, 1980. He was born July 8, 1911 to Spurgeon and Ella Robinson Holt. He is survived by three children, L.D. Holt, Mrs. Beverly Bradley, and Mrs. Betty Gabbart; an adopted daughter, Darlene Eliene; and 9 grandchildren. Burial was at Palm Valley Memorial Park.

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JACKSON, Gaylene
HOBBS, NEW MEXICO: Gaylene Sue Jackson died June 4, 2012 in Hobbs. She was born June 24, 1959 in Fort Lee, VA to Carolyn and Bill Garvin. She was a bookkeeper, and worked as an office manager for Stone Oil Field Service in Lovington. She was a member of Bethel Assembly of God. Survivors include her husband, Richard Jackson; her sons, Jimmy Lee and Johnny Lee (Jennifer), all of Hobbs; Justin Jackson (Khara) of Copperas Cove, TX, and Chris Jackson (Susan) of Odessa, TX; her parents, of Hobbs; her sisters, Darla Parker (John), Christy Garvin, and Cara Huffman (Scott), all of Hobbs; 10 grandchildren; her aunts and uncles; her nieces and nephews; and her employer, W.H. Stone. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, William Calvin and Nannie Wright Garvin, and Ray Everett and Evelyn Gertrude Adair Shields; and a grandson. Services were held at Bethel Assembly of God. Interment was at Prairie Haven Memorial Park with arrangements by Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.

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JAMISON, Della
ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO: Della M. Jamison, 104, died March 9, 2007. She was born February 4, 1903 to Hugh and Mary Collins. She was a professional seamstress, and enjoyed knitting and crocheting. She was a longtime member of the Country Club Church of Christ. She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Lucille Mathis; her grandchildren and their spouses, John Mathis (Beverly), George Mathis, Harold Mathis, Denise Green (Ace), Kevin Mathis, and a step-granddaughter, Sandra Evans (Joe); and her great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Jamison; two sons, J.H. Mathis and W.D. Mathis; and her parents. Interment was at Rose Hill Burial Park in Oklahoma City, OK.

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JONES, Donald
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO: Donald D. Jones, 77, died June 12, 2009. He was a baseball fan. Survivors include his wife, Leona Jones; his children, Alberta Davies, Earlene Harrison, Douglas Jones, Darlene Harrison, Davey Harrison, Clinton Harrison, Sandra Jones, Dennis Jones, Darrell Jones, and Debra Jones; 13 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Jones and Blanche Jones; and ten siblings. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Park under the direction of French Mortuary.

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KEITH, Arvle
LOVINGTON, NEW MEXICO: Arvle Kerry Keith, 81, died December 17, 2007. He was born July 28, 1926 to Virgil O. Keith and Alice Furr Keith. He was a retired auto mechanic. He was a commercial pilot; he flew a crop duster, and also flew for the Civil Air Patrol. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, where he served as an aircraft mechanic. He is survived by his wife, Ethel Davall Keith; two sons, Virgil Keith (Debra) of Denver City, TX, and Randy Keith (Sheilia) of Parma, ID; two daughters, Ina Able (Wesley) of Carsbad, and Judy Nepsa (Mike) of California; a sister, Wilma Jean Bellamy (Howard) of Arkansas; a brother, William Keith (Beth) of Deming; a daughter-in-law, Karen Keith of Texas; 9 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death a son, Donald Keith; his parents; five brothers; and a sister. Arrangements were entrusted to Kirby-Smith-Rogers Funeral Home.

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LANCE, Bessie
CLOVIS, NEW MEXICO: Bessie Ruth Melton Lance died October 19, 1959 at the Clovis Memorial Hospital. She was born January 9, 1893 in Neosho, MO to Edwin and Margaret Ruth Norton Melton. She was a Baptist. Survivors include her husband, Harley Michael Lance. She was the mother of Charles V. Lance, Harold E. Lance, James W. Lance and Ernest Lance. Interment was at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Note: One record lists her husband's name as Harlie.

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LEBERFINGER, Betty
CLOVIS, NEW MEXICO: Betty Leberfinger, 74, died December 5, 2007. She was born September 11, 1933 to Harvey Lamar and Lee Etta Stringfellow Hamlett. She was a Family Services volunteer with the military, and enjoyed growing and arranging flowers. She was a Baptist. She is survived by her husband, Donald Leberfinger; a son, Harvey Thomas "Lucky" Magden of Clovis; a daughter and son-in-law, Belinda and Ben Foster of Bartlesville, OK; her mother, Lee Etta Hamlett of Clovis; two sisters, Lee Nora Hamlett of Clovis and Audna Jean Neumann of Lubbock, TX; a brother and sister-in-law, Harvey Lee and Judie Hamlett of Grady; an aunt, Margaret Lethgo of Clovis; and 2 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Harvey Lamar Hamlett; and a son, Benny Ray Henry. Interment was at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens with arrangements by Muffley Funeral Home.

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LOPEZ, Eva
VADITO, NEW MEXICO: Eva G. Lopez, 88, died January 19, 2010. She was born May 6, 1921. She enjoyed vegetable gardening, and was of the Catholic faith. She is survived by her children, Jose Benito Lopez, Jr. and wife Florippe of Penasco, Frank Lopez and wife Lorraine of Penasco, Tila Matthews and Joseph Martinez of Truchas, and Maxine Fernandez and husband Joseph of Penasco; a sister, Epifinia Medina of Vadito; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose Benito Lopez; her parents, Julio and Nieves Gonzales; her brothers, Romon, Enriquez, Rubel and Cecilo Gonzales; and her sisters, Isabella Lujan, Felia Martinez and Gripania Mascarenas. Services were held at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Burial was at the Vadito Catholic Cemetery under the direction of DeVargas Funeral Home and Crematory.

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LUCERO, Benny
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO: Benny Lucero, 79, died April 7, 2004. He was the son of Clemente Valverde y Lucero and Sara Lucero. He was a rancher in Cabezon, and retired from PNM Gas Services with 38 years of service. He was the last line rider for PNM, and rode on horseback to check gas lines from Star Lake to Albuquerque. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Pina "Penny" Lucero; three sons, Danny Lucero (Yolanda) of Corrales, Stan "Clemente" Lucero (Brenda) of Los Lunas, and Ronald "Ronny" Lucero (Sarah) of Albuquerque; a daughter, Dolorita "Dora" Lucero of Albuquerque; three sisters, Rosalie Lucero of Corrales, Marcella Garcia (Bonifacio) of Albuquerque, and Kathryn Paroline (Arnold) of Montebello, CA; a brother, Eustacio "Stacey" Lucero (Rose) of Rio Rancho; 10 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Services were held at St. Therese Little Flower Church. Interment was at the Cabezon Cemetery with arrangements by French Mortuary.

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MAHAN, Vickie
LOVINGTON, NEW MEXICO: Vickie R. Mahan, 50, died September 5, 1990 at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, TX. She was born September 13, 1939 in Ropesville, TX. She moved to Lovington with her parents in 1954, and was a 1958 graduate of Lovington High School. She was vice president and office manager of Permain Servicing Company, and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Hobbs. Survivors include her husband, Wayne Mahan, who she married on March 27, 1959; a daughter, Donda Murph of Lovington; two sons, Larry Mahan of Lovington and Greg Mahan of Austin, TX; two brothers, Joe Gregory and Izak Gregory, both of Dallas; two sisters, Jimmy K. Carson and Tibitha Rhodes, both of Dallas; and 2 grandchildren. Services were held at Bethel Baptist Church. Burial was at Prairie Haven Cemetery under the direction of Smith-Rogers Funeral Home.

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MALDONADO, Francisca
HATCH, NEW MEXICO: Francisca Maldonado, 67, died December 23, 1999 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Las Varas, Chihuahua, Mexico on May 3, 1932 to Jesus Lujan and Jesusita Ordunez. She attended Our Lord of Mercy Catholic Church. Survivors include five daughters, Elva McNeill of Yuma, AZ, Adela Reddell of Evans, GA, and Romie Lujan, Velia Munoz, and Gracie Whitlock, all of Hatch; five sons, Loy of Hatch, Roy of Anthony, Ruben of Yuma, AZ, and Oscar and Armando, both of Las Cruces; three brothers, Marcos, Victor, and Vicente; 16 grandchildren; her cousins; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rogelio Maldonado. Interment was at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Hatch under the direction of Getz Funeral Home.

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MANESS, Florence
HOBBS, NEW MEXICO: Florence Maness, 96, died May 6, 2008 in Hobbs. She was born June 12, 1911 in Brownwood, TX. She attended the Jefferson Street Church of Christ, and was a member of the Lea County Oil Wives, the Airstream Club, The Hobbs Women's Club, the Order of the Eastern Star, and the Black and Gold Grandmothers Club. She was also a Past Noble Grand in the Rebekah Lodge. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Willie and Herbert Hicks of Ruidoso; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Helen Shults of Hobbs; a stepdaughter and son-in-law, Shirley and McCoy Kerley of Hobbs; two sisters, Frankie Armstrong of San Antonio, TX, and Goldene Livingstone of Cincinnati, OH; 9 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Raymond Shults and Dois Maness; her parents, J. Frank and Willie; her brothers, Lawrence, Oral, Truman and Cecil Davis; and a grandson. Interment was at Memory Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.

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MARQUEZ, Ambrosia
LOVINGTON, NEW MEXICO: Ambrosia Marquez, 64, died July 13, 2008. She was born October 7, 1943 in Los Altares, Mexico to Gomicindo and Encarnacion Acosta. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing and cooking. She is survived by her husband, Eloy Marquez, Sr.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Roy and Roberta Orosco of San Angelo, TX, and Eloy, Jr. and Donna Marquez of Midland, TX; two daughters and sons-in-law, Esther and Enrique Hernandez of San Angelo, TX, and Rosa and Juan Juarez of Fort Worth, TX; five sisters, Clarita Gonzales of Fort Stockton, TX, and Reyes Acosta, Bravlia Arenivas, Emilia Espinosa, and Carmen Molinar of Lovington, NM; and five brothers, Severiano Acosta of Lovington, Hilario Acosta of Lajitas, TX, Jesus Acosta of Albuquerque, Richard Acosta of Dallas, TX, and Jose Luis Acosta of El Paso, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Elvira Acosta; a son, Jose Orosco; and a brother, Oscar Acosta. Burial was at Lovington Cemetery with arrangements by Kirby-Smith-Rogers Funeral Home.

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MARTINEZ, Desedrio
RATON, NEW MEXICO: Desedrio Martinez, 67, died December 14, 2009. He was born July 7, 1942 to Jose and Sofia Vigil Martinez. He worked for the street department of the City of Raton, and for the Raton Parks. He was also a fireman. He worked for the county as a deputy jailer and custodian. He was of the Catholic faith. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Lucy Martinez; two daughters, Mary Alice Zamora and companion George Romero of Raton, and Kathy Martinez of Raton; a son, Lawrence Martinez; four sisters, Roberta (Presiliano) DeLatorre of Pasadena, CA, Gloria Cabrel of Trinidad, CO, Amy (Johnny) Martinez of Aguilar, CO, and Joycie Martinez of Raton; his nieces and nephews; and 11 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Abelino Dominguez; a son, Joseph Martinez; a brother, Louis Martinez; three sisters, Brenda Vargas, Levina Gonzales, and Jennie Trujillo; a brother-in-law, Leo Trujillo; a niece; and four nephews. Services were held at St. Patrick-St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Interment was at Fairmont Cemetery by Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home.

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McBEE, Nolan
RADIUM SPRINGS, NEW MEXICO: Nolan F. McBee, 74, died November 10, 2003. He was born December 21, 1928 to John McBee and Jewel Bowers McBee. He was a retired hearing aid specialist, and owned Crosby Hearing Aid Service. He is survived by his mother, Jewel Stewart of Radium Springs; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Bob Kordzikowski of Chico, CA, and Beth and James Duff of Radium Springs; 7 grandchildren; and his great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two wives, Lucille McBee and Fran Crosby McBee. Arrangements were handled by Getz Funeral Home.

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McGUIRE, Shirley
HATCH, NEW MEXICO: Shirley A. McGuire, 72, died March 31, 2003. She was born March 1, 1931 in Pontiac, MI to Carl and Edna May. She was a retired security guard with Burns Security, and had also worked as a hospital and nursing home caregiver. She was a longtime resident of Camden, AR. Survivors include two daughters, Shirley L. Rice of Hatch, and Pamela K. Alexander of Russellville, AR; two sons, Bernard A. Rice (Sherri) and Jessie R. Rice (Lisa), all of Camden, AR; a brother, Theodore Gene May of Little Rock, AR; 8 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Hill Baptist Church. Interment was at Garden of Memories under the direction of Getz Funeral Home.

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MORENO, Susan Ann
LOVINGTON, NEW MEXICO: Susan Ann Moreno, 49, died April 19, 2009. She was born October 23, 1959. She was employed as a butcher at Bob's Supermarket for over 20 years, and attended St. Thomas Catholic Church. She is survived by four sisters, Elizabeth Sigala, Mary Rivera, Tammy Moreno, and Rosa Lee Moreno; and three brothers, David Moreno, Marcelo Moreno, Jr., and Issac Frank Moreno. Services were held at St. Thomas Catholic Church. Burial was at Lovington Cemetery with arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home.

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MULLEN, Florence
ARTESIA, NEW MEXICO: Florence Mullen, 96, died January 19, 2010. She was born September 25, 1913 to George Alexis and Elizabeth Todd Alexis. She was a longtime member of Bethel Baptist Church. She was a member of Pilgrim Rest Chapter #11 and the Prince Hall Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Rufus Mullen, Jr. and wife Rosalie of Flagstaff, and Edward and Laverse Mullen and George and Regina Mullen, all of Artesia; two daughters and a son-in-law, Lois Gunn of Houston, TX and Marietta and Robert Bowman of Roswell; her cousins; 13 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Mullen; two sons, Donald Mullen and Charles Thomas Mullen; and a grandson, Christopher George Mullen. Services were held at Bethel Baptist Church. Burial was at Woodbine Cemetery under the direction of Terpening and Son Mortuary.

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NEAL, Caswell
CARLSBAD, NEW MEXICO: Caswell Fincher Neal, 67, died January 6, 1992 in Carlsbad. He was born April 24, 1924 in Poteau, OK, and was the son of Judge Caswell S. Neal. He was a 1950 graduate of the University of Oklahoma Law School. He practiced law in Carlsbad with his father until 1969. After election to the New Mexico State Senate, he was appointed as a district court judge and later as a New Mexico Court of Appeals judge. He was a U.S. Air Corps veteran of World War II, serving as a B-26 pilot in the 8th Air Force. Survivors include his wife, Toni Neal; two daughters, Janet Vogt of Albuquerque, and Judi Hanttula of Carlsbad; a son, Jeffery Neal of Raton; a sister, Mary Jean Bloomquist of Castle Rock, CO; and 8 grandchildren. Services were held at the Church of the Holy Faith in Santa Fe. Burial was at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.

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PADILLA, Ernesto
JARALES, NEW MEXICO: Ernesto Padilla, 91, died September 6, 2007. He worked for over 30 years at the ice plant in Belen, and for over 15 years at the Valencia County Senior Citizens' Center. He was also a farmer. He is survived by two daughters, Helen Baca and husband Albino of Belen, and Ramona Johnson of Albuquerque; five sons, Robert and wife Loretta, Ruben and wife Dolores, Stanley, and David Padilla, all of Belen, and Bennie of Albuquerque; a sister, Patsy Tafoya; a brother, Cayetano Padilla; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carlota; a daughter, Lucia; two sons, Larry and Eloy; and his brothers, Severo, Estanislado, and Benjamin. Services were held at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church. Interment was at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Cemetery by Romero Funeral Home.

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PARKER, Darrell D., Sr.
HOBBS, NEW MEXICO: Darrell Dean Parker, Sr., 72, died August 12, 2012 at his home. He was born April 24, 1940 in Lawrence County, IL to Alton B. and Laura Florence Midgett Parker. He was a graduate of College of the Southwest, and was a U.S. Navy veteran. Survivors include a son, Dean Parker of Hobbs; two daughters, Debby Fisher of Lubbock, TX, and Deana Freeman of Orangevale, CA; a sister, Elaine Robertson of Eunice, NM; a brother, Lloyd Parker of Hobbs; and 2 grandsons. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Dinah Danette Parker; his parents; a brother, Alton Scott Parker; and a grandson, Christopher Lloyd Parker. Memorial services were held at Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.

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PARKER, Johnny
HOBBS, NEW MEXICO: Johnny Morris Parker, 58, died July 22, 2012 at his home. He was born July 5, 1954 in Karnes City, TX to Joe Robert and Dora Ann Rogers Parker. He was self-employed, and owned Plaster John's. He is survived by his wife, Sheila Ann Bills Parker; a son, Johnathan Parker; his daughters, Christi D. Parker Smith (Rick) and Twilla Thomason (Tiny); a sister, Jean Ables (Billy); and 2 granddaughters, all of Hobbs. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Joe Robert Parker, Jr.; and two sisters, Sande DeMoor and Jo Ann Parker. Interment was at Prairie Haven Memorial Park under the direction of Chapel of Hope.

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PASCETTI, Mary
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO: Mary A. Pascetti died October 26, 2009. She was born July 11, 1917 to Charles and Anna Cimino. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. She enjoyed cooking. She is survived by her children, Charles (Judy), David (Leta) Pascetti, Marianne (Jeff) Maddaleni, and Theresa (Larry) Rasbeck; 8 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Silas T. Pascetti; and a sister, Josephine. Entombment was at Gate of Heaven Cemetery under the direction of French Funerals and Cremations.

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PENA, Crispin
ALAMOGORDO, NEW MEXICO: Crispin S. "Cris" Pena, 76, died Saturday 3, 2006 at Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center. He was born July 10, 1929 in Hurley, NM to Manuel and Lorenza Serna Pena. He was a retired painter at Holloman Air Force Base. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Tarcila Pena; two sons, Art (Annette) Pena of Alamogordo, and Cris Pena of El Paso; four sisters, Bertha Morena of Hanover, Alicia Carron of Hurley, Dolores Chaves of Taos, and Isabel Yonker of Phoenix; two brothers, Alejandro Pena of San Diego, and Manuel Pena, Jr. of Maryland; 7 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Estephena Pena. Services were held at the St. Jude Mission. Inurnment will at the St. Jude Columbarium under the direction of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home.

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PETERS, Edna
LOVINGTON, NEW MEXICO: Edna Peters, 79, died August 9, 2009. She was born June 29, 1930 to Roy and Loraina Pond. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Darrell and Carol Young of Lovington; two sisters, Cleo Payne and Ivy Landsell, both of Foreman, AR; a brother, Vernon Pond of Tom, OK; 2 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Edward Young and Stanley Peters; her parents; a sister, Mary Evelyn Vaniver; and two brothers, Glenn Pond and James Pond. Burial was at the Lovington Cemetery with arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home.

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RAMIREZ, Albena
ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO: Albena Ramirez died August 30, 2009 at Casa Maria Health Care Center. She was born April 10, 1911 to Jesus and Armanda Maes. She was a member of Assumption Catholic Church, and a former resident of Los Angeles and San Patricio. Survivors include five daughters, Ramona Mestas (Arthur) and Eva Salcido (Albert), all of Roswell, Grace Lopez (Alfonso) of Tucson, AZ, Amy Salsberry of Los Angeles, and Cecilia Jemenez (Belen) of Long Beach, CA; a son, Santiago Ramirez (Mary) of Albuquerque; a sister, Molly Gonzales of Los Angeles; 29 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; 23 great-great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Santiago Ramirez; three daughters, Flora Esparza, Dominga Ramirez and Sarah Alvarado; four sisters, Dominga Sedillo, Epifinia Candelaria, Rosavra Archuleta and Reyes Torrez; and five brothers, Trinidad Maes, Domingo Maes, Adolfo Maes, Mike Maes and Joses Reyes Maes. Services were held at Assumption Catholic Church. Interment was South Park Cemetery by Ballard Funeral Home.

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RAMIREZ, Manuel
ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO: Manuel Ramirez died March 26, 1984 at his residence. He was a native of Mexico, and the son of Filomeno Ramirez. He was a construction worker, and had lived in Roswell for over 40 years. He was a Catholic. Survivors include five daughters, Rachel Ramirez, Albinita Ramirez, Victorina Aragon, Elidia Villareal and Dominga Perez; two sons, Eloy Ramirez and Leroy Ramirez; four sisters, Petra Carrilo, Gregoria Lujan, Trine Diaz and Cruz Ramirez; three brothers, Bibiano Ramirez, Tiodoro Ramirez and David Ramirez; 9 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services were held at St. John's Catholic Church. Burial was at South Park Cemetery by Ballard Funeral Home.

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RAMON, Josephine
LOVINGTON, NEW MEXICO: Josephine H. Ramon, 90, died March 11, 2009. She was born January 21, 1919. She attended St. Thomas Catholic Church. She is survived by her children, Lupe Phillips of Lovington; Eulojio Ramon, Jr. of Rancho Cordova, CA, Salvador Ramon of Dallas, TX, Oscar Ramon of Monahan, TX, Michael Ramon of Midland, TX, Frank Ramon of Salt Lake City, UT, and Johnny Ramon and Roberto Ramon, both of Odessa, TX; 19 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eulojio DeaRosa Ramon; a sister, Teresa Hernandez Chavez; and her parents. Services were held at St. Thomas Catholic Church. Interment was at Resthaven Cemetery by Stevens Funeral Home.

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REESE, N. Randolph
HOBBS, NEW MEXICO: N. Randolph Reese, 72, died May 12, 1990 at a Midland, TX hospital. He was born January 14, 1918 in Portales. He earned a doctorate from the University of Colorado Law School in 1940. He was the District Attorney for the Fifth Judicial District from 1948 to 1952, and served as presiding District Judge from 1973 to 1983. He was a decorated veteran of World War II, and was former commander of the New Mexico Disabled American Veterans. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Topp Reese; two daughters, Rebecca L. Reese of Artesia, and Laurie J. Scott of Albuquerque; and a sister, Annette R. Quintana of Las Vegas, NV. He was preceded in death by a wife, Shirley Beacham Reese; and a son, Randolph Lee Reese. He donated his body to the Texas Tech Health Services Center in Lubbock, TX.

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RIVINUS, Esther
SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO: Esther Lloyd Hayward Rivinus, 91, died August 15, 2011 at her residence. She was born November 10, 1919 in Wayne, PA to Nathan and Anna Howell Lloyd Hayward. She was married to Edward Florens Rivinus from 1939 to 1981, and spent many years overseas supporting his career in the State Department. She was also a former resident of Blacksburg, VA, McLean, VA, Derwood, MD, McGahesvill, VA, Greenbelt, MD, and Santa Fe. She was the founder of the Rivinus Foundation, which contributes funds to many local and international organizations, a member of the Pearl S. Buck Society, and a contributor to other charities. She was also a 30-year member of Eckankar. Survivors include her partner of 30 years, Steve Otto; five children, David Rivinus, Nina Rivinus, Liandra Lloyd, Francis Rivinus, and Andy Rivinus; a stepchild; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Edward Martin Rivinus. Arrangements were handled by Berardinelli Family Funeral Service.

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ROCKMORE, Cecil
LOVINGTON, NEW MEXICO: Cecil Ray Rockmore, 32, died August 31, 1990 at Methodist Hospital in Lubbock, TX. He was born October 12, 1957 in Lovington to Adorothy and Curlie Rockmore. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include his parents; three sisters, Marilyn Garrett of Bryan, TX, Sarena Rockmore of Andrews, TX, and Della J. Johnson of San Angelo, TX; and two brothers, Cordell Rockmore of Lubbock, and Willie T. Rockmore of El Paso, TX. Burial was at the Lovington Cemetery under the direction of Smith-Rogers Funeral Home.

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SANCHEZ, Priscilla
TOME, NEW MEXICO: Priscilla Sanchez, 50, died July 28, 2002. She was born July 1, 1952 to Adolph and Fidelena Garcia Sanchez. She worked for over 20 years at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque. She enjoyed camping and fishing. She is survived by a son, Anthony Griego and wife Danielle; two daughters, Melissa Griego and Maria Montoya and husband Jovan, all of Belen; her mother, Lena Sanchez of Fort Sumner; her longtime companion, Floyd Aragon of Tome; three sisters, Toni Segura, Vivian Peelle of Clovis, and Bernice Sanchez of Fort Sumner; two brothers, Adolpho Sanchez, Jr. of Fort Sumner and Edward Sanchez of Clovis; and 3 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Adolpho Sanchez; her paternal grandparents, Miguel and Victoriana Sanchez; and her maternal grandparents, Juan Pablo and Antonia Garcia. Services were held at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Burial of cremains was at Fort Sumner Cemetery by Chavez Funeral Home.

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SEGOTTA, Donald
RATON, NEW MEXICO: Donald E. Segotta, 77, died April 23, 2009. He was born July 11, 1931 to Jack J. and Edythe Rork Segotta. He was the former owner of Pacific Stud and Lumber Co. in Cimarron, NM. He was a member of the Elks Lodge and Jaycees, a gold card member of the PRCA, and a founding member of the Raton Rodeo Association. He formerly served on the Raton School Board. He attended the First Baptist Church of Raton. He is survived by his wife Nelda Segotta; two daughters, Donnalea (Bryan) Grant of Raton, and Connie Harris of Cimarron; three sons, Beaver Segotta (Sherri) of Raton, Louis Gray of Raton, and Allen Segotta (Sandra) of Springer; two sisters, Kathleen Ikenberry (Dwayne) of Nashville, TN, and Jenny Sue Love (Allen) of Tracy, CA; three brothers, Jan Segotta (Waynelyn) of El Paso, TX, and Richard Segotta (Adeline) and Jim Segotta (Peggy), all of Raton; his nieces and nephews; his aunts and uncles; 10 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a wife, Patricia Ann Sparks Segotta; an infant daughter; and four brothers. Services were held at the First Baptist Church of Raton. Burial was at Fairmont Cemetery by Yaksich-Long Funeral Home.

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SNOW, Ramona
ALAMOGORDO, NEW MEXICO: Ramona Darlene Snow, 71, died February 16, 2010. She was born May 14, 1938 to Benjamin Thomas and Renea Ethel Barrett James. She is survived by her husband, Pop Snow; three sons and daughters-in-law, Ben and Sara Snow of Artesia, Randy and Lesa Snow of Merkel, TX, and John and Ellen Snow of Apache Creek; a brother and sister-in-law, Benny and Joy James of Alaska; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Faye Munson of Artesia, Nell and Dick Bennett of Carlsbad, Caroline Gaston of Pinon, Joy and Tom Lewis of Mayhill, and June James of Weed; and 9 grandchildren. A memorial service was held at the Pinon Community Center. Cremation arrangements were handled by Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home.

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SPEER, David W.
LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO: David William "Bill" Speer, 92, died January 22, 2010. He was born February 24, 1917. He was the retired owner of Speer's Shell Service Station, and also owned Highway 85 Trading Post. He is survived by a son, William L. Weathers of Las Cruces; a daughter, Connie J. Alsworth of Las Cruces; 3 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty L. Speer. Interment was at Masonic Cemetery under the direction of Graham's Funeral Home.

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STEPHENSON, Daniel
ARTESIA, NEW MEXICO: Daniel W. Stephenson, 78, died September 1, 2003. He was born September 24, 1924 to Homer Stephenson and Dorothy Byrd Stephenson. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Chief Master Sergeant. He is survived by a son, Daniel Stephenson of Las Vegas, NV; three daughters, Margie Miller of Lime Ridge, WI, Dianna Stephenson of Kansas City, MO, and Joyce Stephenson of Gilbert, AZ; and 7 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers. Cremation arrangements were handled by Terpening and Son Mortuary.

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STIDHAM, Robbie
PORTALES, NEW MEXICO: Robbie Stidham, 50, died March 2, 1984 at the Clovis High Plains Hospital. She was born in Texas in 1933. Survivors include her husband, Ervin Stidham; a daughter, Debra Stidham of Clovis; two sons, Ronnie and Harvey Stidham, both of Portales; four sisters, Jean Dutton, Alene Halford, Mayme Hawkins and Bonnie Wilson; three brothers, Doug Halkins, Ray Halkins and Dink Halkins; and 4 grandchildren. Services were held at Prince Street Baptist Church in Clovis. Interment was at the Portales Cemetery by Wheeler Mortuary.

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STROBELL, Mildred
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO: Mildred D. Strobell passed away June 15, 2007. She was born June 12, 1951. She enjoyed photography and traveling. She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Charles; and a daughter, Peggy and her husband of Ohio. Arrangements were handled by Riverside Funeral Home.

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TELLEZ, Carlota
LA MESA, NEW MEXICO: Carlota G. Tellez, 87, died June 20, 2003 at Mountain View Regional Medical Center. She was born July 9, 1915 to Camilo and Maria Magdalena Gomez in Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico. She was a member of the Sacred Heart League at San Jose Catholic Church, and enjoyed flowers. Survivors include a daughter, Magdalena (Nena) Singh of Anthony; her sons, Ramon (Ray) G. Tellez, Augustin (Gus) G. Tellez and Carlos (Cali) Tellez, all of Las Cruces; a sister, Carmen Chavarria of Las Cruces; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Ramon Tellez; and a grandson. Services were held at San Jose Catholic Church. Entombment was at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

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TRUMP, David W.
LOS LUNAS, NEW MEXICO: David Wayne Trump, 56, died September 21, 2009. He is survived by his parents, Wayne and Elizabeth Trump; a brother and sister-in-law, Douglas and Mary; a sister and brother-in-law, Dana and Slobodan Tomovski; his nieces and nephews; and his aunts and uncles. Cremation arrangements were handled by Riverside Funeral Home.

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TRUXAL, Robert A.
PORTALES, NEW MEXICO: Robert Allen Truxal, 74, died March 6, 2007. He was born February 2, 1933 to Fred Ernest Truxal, Jr. and Agnes Lazel Stuck Truxal. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was a deputy sheriff in Denver, CO for 28 years, and was a Methodist. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Truxal; a daughter, Edna Harris of Melrose; two stepsons, Larry Holdredge of Burlington, NJ and Gary Holdredge of Sacramento, CA; a brother, Richard Ernest Truxal of Romulus, MI; three sisters, Phyllis of Michigan, Marilyn Stillwell of Bellville, MI, and Janet Saurs of Tucson, AZ; 7 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Lawrence Gerald Truxal. Cremation arrangements were handled by Muffley Funeral Home.

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VILLAGRAN, Rosa
SILVER CITY, NEW MEXICO: Rosa Maria Villagran died March 18, 2009. She was born in Chihuahua, Mexico to Nicholas and Maria Chavira Villegas. She is survived by her husband of 46 yrs, Sabas Villagran; a daughter and son-in-law, Roxanne and Michael Ogas of Arenas Valley; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Sonia Villagran of Silver City; her mother, Maria Villegas of Mexico; four sisters; seven brothers; a sister-in-law, Rosa Villagran; three brothers-in-law; her nieces and nephews; 4 grandchildren; and her friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Nicholas Villegas. Services were held at St. Francis Newman Center. Cremation arrangements were handled by Terrazas Funeral Chapel.

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WAUFORD, Robert L.
CLOVIS, NEW MEXICO: Robert L. "Coach" Wauford died February 7, 2007. He was born February 21, 1931 to Jack and Clara Wauford. He held a bachelors degree from Wylie College in Marshall, TX, and a masters degree in education from Eastern New Mexico University. He was a 6th grade teacher at Lincoln-Jackson School, and then taught at Marshall Jr. High School, where he was also a coach. He worked in the Clovis School system for 30 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army veteran, and a member of the AARP. He attended Faith Christian Family Church. He is survived by his wife, Jessie Lee Mack Wauford; a daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Russell Tatum of San Antonio, TX; two brothers, Joe Wauford and James Wauford, both of Gallup; a sister, Bertha Thomas of Texas; and a grandson. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Wilma and J.T.; and a sister, Quessie. Burial was at the Santa Fe National Cemetery under the direction of Muffley Funeral Home.

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WEICKEN, Leona
CARLSBAD, NEW MEXICO: Leona May Weicken, 63, died December 27, 2003 at her residence. She was born May 15, 1940, in Kalamazoo, MI to Leonard Allen and Esther Mary Joslin Worden. Survivors include her husband, Vincle Weicken; three daughters, Donna Hagenbach of Claremont, CA, Jennifer Crompton of Fontana, CA, and Terri Webber of Mission, KS; a brother, Don Worden of Kalamazoo, MI; a sister, Pat Barba of Tomball, TX; 6 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and three brothers. Interment was at the Carlsbad Cemetery under the direction of West Funeral Home.

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WILLIAMS, Elwyn
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, NEW MEXICO: Elwyn C. Williams, 93, died January 14, 2010. He was born October 25, 1916 to Raymond and Ola Dreher Williams. He held a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota, and was certified by the Library of Congress as a Braille transcriber. His late wife was also a prolific Braille transcriber. He enjoyed reading, bowling, gardening, and crossword puzzles. He was a life member of the Hot Springs Bowling Association, for which he was a longtime secretary-treasurer. He is survived by a daughter, Kay Williams of Truth or Consequences; a cousin, Ruth Collins of Sun Lakes, AZ; his friends; and his dog, Bingo. He was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta Lee Osborne Williams. Interment was at Vista Memory Gardens Cemetery by Kirikos Family Funeral Home.

WILLIS, George H.
HOBBS, NEW MEXICO: George Henry Willis, 65, died November 5, 1990 at Lea Regional Hospital. He was born October 14, 1925 in Snyder, TX. He was a foreman with the Lea County Road Department for 27 years, and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He had lived in Hobbs for 29 years, and previously lived in Lovington. Survivors include his wife, Mildred M. Higginbotham Willis; three sons, Terry L. Willis of Dallas, TX, and George A. Willis and Gary L. Willis, both of Alma, AR; a sister, Louella Barr of Anadarko, OK; 7 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Hobbs. Interment was at Prairie Haven Cemetery by Griffin Funeral Home.

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