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Obituaries

  • 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.

  • Isabel M. Lujan

    Isabel Maclovia Lujan, 75, of Las Vegas, passed away Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 after an extended illness.

    She was born to Catarino and Demetria Gutierrez in Sabinoso, N.M.

    She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was married to the late Charlie Lujan. Together they had and raised three children.

    Her greatest accomplishment in life was being a full-time mother to her children to make sure they became good, kind, and productive citizens.

  • Isabelle (Isabel) Pino - Ramirez

    Isabelle (Isabel) M., 79, born Aug. 4, 1933, passed away peacefully on Aug. 8, 2012 surrounded by loving family and friends.

    Mom was an incredible woman of strength and courage who enjoyed cooking, puzzle books and her family. Our loss is heaven’s gain.

    She was born in Golondrinas, N.M. She resided in Colorado, Cheyenne, Wyo.; Buena Vista, N.M.; and Mora.

  • Violet Velma Coppock

    Violet Velma Coppock, 90, of Springer, passed away Monday Aug. 6 2012, in Raton. She was born Aug. 27, 1921, in North Vernon, Ind.

    She was the daughter of Ralph and Caroline McDonald-Grier. Velma had worked at the Springer Library for many years and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Springer.

    She is preceded in death by her parents and by Stanley Coppock, her husband of 70 years, and 11 brothers and sisters.

  • Richard B. Gonzales

    Richard B. Gonzales of Trementina and Tucumcari, N.M., passed away on July 26, 2012.

    He was born, in Trementina on Dec. 4, 1924. He was a rancher and truck driver.

    Gonzales, who never married, was preceded in death by his parents: Lucio and Carolina Hurtado Gonzales, his sisters: Agapita and Abenecia and his brothers: Juanito and Frank.

  • Isabel M. Lujan

    Isabel Maclovia Lujan, 75, of Las Vegas, passed away Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 after an extended illness.

    She was born to Catarino and Demetria Gutierrez in Sabinoso, N.M.

    She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was married to the late Charlie Lujan. Together they had and raised three children.

    Her greatest accomplishment in life was being a full-time mother to her children to make sure they became good, kind, and productive citizens.

  • John B. Roybal

    John B. Roybal, 86 years young, a resident of Albuquerque, and formerly longtime resident of Las Vegas, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012.

  • Lenore O. Gurule

    Lenore O. Gurule, 94, a resident of Las Vegas, died at Alta Vista Regional Hospital on Tuesday following an extended illness.

    She was preceded in death by her parents: Francisco and Juanita Padilla Olivas; her husband: Frank Gurule; a son: Richard Gurule; a brother: Margarito Olivas; and a sister: Nancy Martinez

  • Efren E. Woosley

    Efren E. Woosley, 85, longtime resident of Las Vegas, died on Monday, July 23, 2012, at Vida Encantada Nursing Home in Las Vegas.

    She was born on May 13, 1928, in Ocate, N.M., to the late Inocencio Martinez and Maria Trujillo Martinez.

    She was preceded in death by her parents: Inocencio Martinez and Maria Trujillo Martinez; husband: Floyd Allen Woosley; sons: Frank, Michael, and Edward Woosley; daughter: Mary Woosley.