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Obituaries

  • Dr. Kenneth J. Padilla

    Memorial services for Dr. Kenneth J. Padilla DDS, a prominent Santa Fe dentist and beloved member of the community, will be held Friday, Dec. 28, at 2 p.m. at the McGee Memorial Chapel of the Berardinelli Funeral Home in Santa Fe.

  • Stephanie Dimas and Damian Lucero-Ortiz

    The mass of resurrection for Stephanie Dimas, age 25, and Damian Lucero-Ortiz, age 24, was celebrated this morning at 9 at the Immaculate Conception Church with Father George V. Salazar as celebrant. Interment followed at the Church of Christ Cemetery.

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

  • Dion J. Hoogerhuis

    Dion J. Hoogerhuis, age 20, was born on March 27, 1987 in Chula Vista, Calif., and was raised in Yokosuka, Japan, passed away on Dec. 25, 2007 after battling an extended illness.

  • John E. Sandoval

    A rosary will be recited this evening at 7 p.m. in St. Francis Chapel at Gonzales Funerals & Cremations for 79 year old John E. Sandoval. He passed away at Alta Vista Regional Hospital on Christmas day following an extended illness. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 11:30 a. m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Cremation has already taken place and the interment will be on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008, at 11:30 a.m. in the Santa Fe National Cemetery.

  • Samuel Thomas 'Tom' Ansley

    Samuel Thomas “Tom” Ansley, 98, a longtime Mora County and former Las Vegas resident, died Thursday, Dec. 20, at his home in Santa Fe with his wife and youngest daughter at his side.

    A rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Gertrude’s Catholic Church in Mora, with the Mass of Christian Burial to follow. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Las Vegas, N.M.

  • Samuel Thomas 'Tom' Ansley

    Samuel Thomas “Tom” Ansley, 98, a longtime Mora County and former Las Vegas resident, died Thursday, Dec. 20, at his home in Santa Fe with his wife and youngest daughter at his side.

    A rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Gertrude’s Catholic Church in Mora, with the Mass of Christian Burial to follow. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Las Vegas, N.M.

  • Dion J. Hoogerhuis

    Dion J. Hoogerhuis, age 20, was born on March 27, 1987 in Chula Vista, Calif. and was raised in Yokosuka, Japan, passed away on Dec. 25, 2007 after battling an extended illness.

    He attended West Las Vegas High School during his Junior year, 2003-2004, before returning to Yokosuka, Japan to graduate from Nile C. Kinnick High School in 2005.

    He was a second year student at UNM in Albuquerque.

  • Stephanie Dimas and Damian Lucero-Ortiz
  • John E. Sandoval

    John E. Sandoval, 79, a life long resident of Las Vegas, passed away at Alta Vista Regional Hospital on Tuesday following an extended illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jose A. and Rosalia Martinez Sandoval and two brothers: Joe Robert and George Sandoval.

  • Fidel Saiz

    Fidel Saiz was born in Tecolotito, N.M., to Miguel Saiz and Genoveva Madrid on Dec. 11, 1926. Fidel was the youngest of four children.

    On June 1, 1953, Fidel found the love of his life, Conrada Tenorio, in his hometown of Tecolotito, N.M. He married Conrada and they began life’s journey together.

    In his younger years, Fidel was a hard working man making a living in the fields of Colorado. He would often glance over to the Rocky Mountains and wonder what was on the other side.