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Obituaries

  • Marcella G. Gutierrez

    Marcella G. Gutierrez, age 72, a four-year resident of Las Vegas, N.M. and former seven-year resident of Mora, N.M., and 21-year resident of Grants, N.M. passed away on Friday, Nov. 9, 2007, at her home.

    She was born in Williams, Ariz,. on March 13, 1935, to the late Emeterio Gomez and Regina Padilla Gomez.

    A lifelong Catholic, she was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church.

    She was preceded in death by her parents: Emeterio and Regina Gomez; husband: Anastacio Gutierrez; sister: Mary Padilla; brother: Jimmy Gomez; and step-daughter: Tina Kingery.

  • Julian Flores

    Julian Flores age 69, born August 17, 1938, passed away on Nov. 13, 2007, on Rowe Mesa while enjoying one of his favorite pastimes, wood cutting.

    Julian, aka “Peeps” or “Pomps,” as he was lovingly called by his grandchildren, was a life-long resident of San Juan (El Valle), and a member of the Catholic community in San Miguel where he was an active member of the choir for most of his life.

  • Paul T. Silva

    Paul T. Silva, age 31, a resident of Las Vegas, N.M., passed away on Sunday Nov. 11, 2007.

    He was born in Las Vegas, N.M., on Aug. 25, 1976, to Dennis Silva and Lisa Herrera.

    He was united in marriage on Dec. 19, 1998, to Christina Lucero.

  • Jose A. Martinez

    Jose A. Martinez, a resident of the Roy/Mosquero area and retired educator passed away on Wednesday afternoon at Denver Health Medical Center.

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

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

  • Agripina M. Sanchez

    The mass of resurrection for Agripina M. Sanchez, of Las Vegas, N.M., was celebrated this morning at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Church with Father C. John Brasher as celebrant. Interment followed at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Las Vegas, N.M., with the following serving as casket bearers: Carlos C. Griego, Richard P. Griego, Michael R. Griego, Kenneth D. Griego, Benjamin Sanchez II, Marcos Sanchez, Chris Sanchez and Stephen Sandoval. Serving as honorary bearers: Antonio D. Griego, Leroy Sanchez, Carlos Sanchez, Marcos D. Sanchez, Chris Pope and Patrick Pope.

  • Marcella G. Gutierrez

    Marcella G. Gutierrez, age 72, a four-year resident of Las Vegas, N.M., and former seven- year resident of Mora and 21-year resident of Grants passed away on Friday, Nov. 9, 2007, at her home.

    She was born in Williams, Ariz. on March 13, 1935, to the late Emeterio Gomez and Regina Padilla Gomez.

    A lifelong Catholic, she was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church.

    She was preceded in death by her parents: Emeterio and Regina Gomez; husband: Anastacio Gutierrez; sister: Mary Padilla; brother: Jimmy Gomez; and step-daughter: Tina Kingery.

  • Margie Purcell Lovato

    A rosary will be recited this evening at 7 p.m. from Our Lady of Sorrows Church for 71-year- old Margie Purcell Lovato, a life long resident of Las Vegas who passed away in Denver, Colo., on Saturday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday morning at the same church. Father C. John Brasher will celebrate the Mass. The interment will follow in the San Jose Cemetery.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Tony and Celia Montoya; a brother Frank Montoya, and a cousin, George Montoya.

  • Agripina M. Sanchez

    Agripina M. Sanchez, age 97, a longtime resident of Las Vegas, N.M. an former resident of Trujillo, N.M. passed away on Sunday, Nov.11, 2007, at the Brook-haven Nursing Home following an extended illness.

    She was born in San Antonio, N.M., on June 23, 1910, to the late Jose Montoya and Bonifacia Ortiz Montoya and was united in marriage to the late Carlos Sanchez.

  • Margie Purcell Lovato

    Margie Purcell Lovato, 71, a life-long resident of Las Vegas, passed away on Saturday morning at the Denver Health Hospital in Denver, Colo.

    Services will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Church with a rosary Thursday at 7 p.m. and the Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated on Friday morning at 9. Further arrangements will be made by Billy G. Rogers at Gonzales Funerals & Cremations, 2315 Hot Springs Blvd., 425-9319.

  • Pedro Medina

    Pedro Medina, born on Feb. 22, 1933 to the late Jose L. and Estefanita Gallegos Medina, joined our Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007, at the age of 74. He was a prominent rancher from Maes, N.M. He was a member of the New Mexico Mounted Patrol and a deputy for the San Miguel County Sheriff during the 1980s. He was employed by the United World College for the last 24 years.