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Obituaries

  • Jose Aragon

    Jose Aragon son of the late Crisostomo Aragon and Rumaldita (Jaramillo) Aragon, born Dec. 15, 1928, in Loveland, Colo., passed away Sunday, July 27, 2008, at Alta Vista Regional Hospital.

    He is preceded in death by two of his sisters: Anna Vasquez and Celia Rael.

    He is survived by his two brothers: Alfonso Aragon of Anton Chico, and Jimmy Aragon of California; and four sisters: Frances Garcia of Clovis; Irene Nunez, Lucille Perea and Josie Nelson all of Albuquerque.

  • Pete Jerry Patron Jr.

    Pete Jerry Patron Jr., 62, of Levelland, Texas, died June 12, 2008, at his home. He was born Oct. 10, 1945, in Denver to Anna Marie and Pedro Cruz Patron.

    Pete loved fishing, amateur radio and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends who loved and knew him. He retired from the Texas Department of Corrections where he worked as a paralegal.

  • Pauline Joan Valdez

    Pauline Joan Valdez, age 61, a resident of Las Tusas, N.M. for the past seven years and former resident of the Bay Area in California for 41 years passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2008, at her home in Las Tusas, N.M.

    She was born on Sept. 9, 1946, in Albuquerque to Juan Sanchez and Amadita Candelaria Sanchez.

    She was united in marriage in Albuquerque on Sept. 15, 1962, to Henry Valdez.

    She was employed by Mervyn’s for many years and liked going to the casinos.

    She was preceded in death by her parents: Juan and Amadita Sanchez; sister: Flora Kresge-Sanchez

  • Isabel R. Yara

    The Mass of Christian Burial for Isabel R. Yara, 92, formerly of Trementina and Trujillo, N.M., and a long time resident of Las Vegas, was celebrated this morning at 9 from Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Father C. John Brasher celebrated the Mass.

  • Jose Aragon

    Jose Aragon born December 15, 1928, a lifelong resident of Anton Chico, N.M. passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2008.

    Services are pending and will be announced by the family at a later date.

    Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Home, 801 Douglas Avenue; (505) 425-6551.

  • Juanita P. Sanchez

    Juanita P. Sanchez, age 60, passed away on Friday, July 25, 2008, after a long term-term illness. She passed away at Lovelace Hospital in Albuquerque in the presence of her immediate family.

  • Isabel (Chavela) Yara

    Isabel (Chavela) Yara, 92, formerly of Trementina and Trujillo, N.M., and a long time resident of Las Vegas, passed away on Wednesday at Alta Vista Regional Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tranquilino Yara Jr.; her parents, Rebecco and Frutosa Maes Romero; two sons, Tony David Yara and Charlie Carlos Yara; four.

  • Natividad F.(Tillie) Archuleta Avila

    Natividad F. “Tillie” Archuleta Avila, age 89, a lifetime resident of Las Vegas, N.M. passed away on Wednesday July 23, 2008 after a brief illness.

    She was born in Las Vegas, N.M. on December 25, 1918 to the Apolonio Archuleta and Eulalia Avila Archuleta.

  • Andelecia Martinez

    Andelecia Martinez, 83, a resident of Las Vegas, N.M. since 1960 passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital in Albuquerque following an extended illness. She was born in Buena Vista, N.M. on March 17, 1925 to the late Jose Leon and Santitos Mares. She was united in marriage in Sapello, N.M. on March 10, 1948 to Tony Martinez. She loved and lived to serve the Lord. She enjoyed cooking, joking with her grandchildren and especially spending time with family.

  • Frank B. Gallegos

    The mass of resurrection for Frank B. Gallegos, age 79, a resident of Rociada, N.M. since 1994 and longtime resident of Albuquerque was celebrated this morning at 9 am at Our Lady of Sorrows Church with Father C. John Brasher as celebrant. Interment followed at the Santo Nino Cemetery in Lower Rociada with the following serving as casket bearers: Adelidio Trujillo, Ernesto Sanchez, Joe Ortiz, Agustine Lucero, Luis Salazar and Charlie Trujillo.

    Arrangements were under the direction of the Rogers Mortuary, Las Vegas, N.M., 1-800-479-3511 or 505-425-3511.