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Obituaries

  • Conductor Hogwood dies at 73

    By David McHugh
    The Associated Press

    Conductor Christopher Hogwood, who pioneered the performance of music by 18th-Century composers such as Bach and Handel on historically authentic instruments, died Wednesday. He was 73.

    The conductor’s website said he died at home in Cambridge, England following an illness lasting several months. His death was confirmed by the Academy of Ancient Music, the orchestra he founded in 1973 and with which he had many of his greatest successes.

  • Work of Art: Like playing Charades

    PRAGUE, The Czech Republic — Remember the TV show “Stump the Stars”? It was a pantomime contest featuring celebrities like Morey Amsterdam, Lucie Arnaz, Ed Begley, Carol Burnet, Sebastian Cabot and Hans Conreid.
    In a half hour’s time, the contestants were to provide clues, without speaking, that would identify a movie, novel, geographic location, etc.

  • David Quinton Archuleta

    David  Quinton Archuleta, 39, a lifetime resident of Watrous, died on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012.

    He was born Dec. 14, 1972, in El Paso, Texas to P. David Archuleta and Laura Sisneros Archuleta.

    He was preceded in death by his sister: Laureen Archuleta; father-in-law: Joe F. Montoya; cousin: Angela Archuleta.

    He is survived by his wife, Maria M. Archuleta of Watrous; daughters, Rita, Elena, and Laura Archuleta; parents, P. David Archuleta and Laura of Watrous.   

  • Butch Barrett

    Butch Barrett, 54, a resident of Las Vegas died on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012.

    He was preceded in death by his mother, Loretta Rose Barrett.

    He is survived by his wife, Ruby of Las Vegas; his father, Dub Barrett of Mount Ida, Ark.; and two sisters: Margo Hill of Midland, Texas, and Karen Montanez of Highlands Ranch, Colo.

    A memorial service was held Saturday morning at Gonzales Funerals and Cremations, 2315 Hot Springs Blvd.

    Arrangements were under the direction of Billy G. Rogers at Gonzales Funerals & Cremations, 425-9319.

  • Marie Castillo

    Marie Castillo, 62, a resident of Las Vegas,  died on Friday following an unexpected illness.

    Arrangements are pending and will be announced later by  Gonzales Funerals & Cremations, 2315 Hot Springs Blvd., 425-9319.

  • Leopoldo Charlie Ortiz

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    Leopoldo Charlie Ortiz’s remains are being laid to rest on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, in San Jose, N.M.

    Prayers at the church at 11:30 a.m. Graveside service will be at noon. He was survived by children, Antonette (Lester) Salazar, Carlos Gutierrez, and Crystal Ortiz; sister and brother, Rosie (Leroy) Vigil, Benny (MaryJane) Ortiz, one special nephew, Craig Vigil along with many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

  • Jose Alfonso Ludi

    Jose Alfonso Ludi, 74, of Las Vegas passed away on May 4, 2012 in Lima, Peru.  

    A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Las Vegas. Our Lady of Sorrows Church is located at 403 Valencia Street.

  • William H. Romero

    William H. Romero, 49, a longtime resident of Los Vigiles, N.M., passed away on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 at his residence.

    He was born on Nov. 3, 1962 in Las Vegas to Roger W. Romero and Anna Marie Baca Romero.

    He graduated from Robertson High School in 1980. He received his degree in electronic engineering and was employed at EG&G, Amtech Technologies and Luna Community College where he was an instructor in mathematics.

    He enjoyed writing poetry, carpentry, the outdoors, camping, hiking, hand fishing and spending time with his family and friends.

  • Esequiel “Zeke” Alcon

    Esequiel “Zeke” Alcon, 67, a lifelong resident of Wagon Mound, passed away on Monday following an extended illness.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfredo and Josie Romero Alcon; and his in-laws, Johnny and Celina Chavez.

    He is survived by his wife, Susie of Wagon Mound; five daughters, Clara Urquijo of Miami, N.M., Celina Esquibel and Tiffany Alcon of Wagon Mound, Hope Alcon of Albuquerque, and Sue Alcon of Santa Fe; two sons, Jonathan and Jason Alcon of Wagon Mound, N.M.; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

  • Flora Garcia Romero

    At home with her loving family in El Alto, Flora Garcia Romero, 94 met our Lord on Aug. 8, 2012.

    Flora Leonides Garcia was born on July 30, 1918 in Ledoux, N.M., Mora County, to the union of Perpetua Vigil and Alfonso Garcia. After her mother died, Flora at the age of 12 together with her older sister Gertrude helped raise her younger siblings.