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Obituaries

  • Juan 'Juanito' Sandoval

    Juan ‘Juanito’ Sandoval, age 58, a lifetime resident of Mora, N.M., and a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother left to be with his loving Lord on Dec. 29, 2007. Juan was born on Dec. 9, 1949 to the late George and Felicitas Sandoval in Mora, N.M..

    He was united in marriage on July 16, 1968, to Evelyn Martinez in Mora.

    He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his pride and joy, his grandsons.

    A lifelong Catholic, he was a member of St. Gertrudes Church in Mora, N.M..

  • Helen Rivera

    Helen Rivera, a resident of Las Vegas, N.M., passed away on Monday December 31, 2007 at St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe, N.M..

    Services are pending and will be announced by her family at a later time.

    Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Home; 425-6551.

  • Marcus Bustos

    Marcus Bustos, 21, went to sleep in Jesus’ arms on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007, at St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe after bravely battling leukemia. He was surrounded by his loving family as he passed on to his eternal life.

    Marcus was born on Nov. 13, 1986, in Las Vegas.

    He was currently a junior at the University of New Mexico, where he was studying anthropology and photography. He had a passion for taking photographs of old churches, historical buildings and beautiful landscapes.

  • 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.