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Obituaries

  • Tony M. Lovato

    Tony M. Lovato, born July 20, 1936, passed away at his residence on July 24, 2012.

    He is preceded in death by his wife, Margie P. Lovato, his mother, Antonia Lucero, his father, Pedro Ciddio, and his sister, Guadalupe Sena; his in-laws, Tony and Cecilia Montoya, his brother-in-law Frank Montoya and cousin, George Montoya.

  • John P. Pacheco

    John P. Pacheco (MGYSGT, retired), 73, of Albuquerque passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2012, after a long illness.

    Funeral services are pending and will be announced as they become available.
    Visit www.gonzalesfunerals.com for updated service information.

    Arrangements are under the direction of Gonzales Funerals and Cremations, Las Vegas, 425-9319.

  • Tony M. Lovato

    Tony M. Lovato, 76, of Las Vegas died Tuesday morning, July 24, at his home. 

    Funeral services are pending and will be announced as they become available.

    Visit www.nelsonfuneralhomelv.com for updated service information.

    Arrangements have been entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home:  425-6551.

  • Fidencio Urioste

    Fidencio Urioste, 48, a lifetime resident of Tecolotito, N.M., died on Saturday, July 22, 2012, at Alta Vista Regional Hospital.

    He was born on March 14, 1964, to the late Maria Lenora Urioste.

    He was preceded in death by his mother: Maria Lenora Urioste; brothers: Eluterio Jesus Baca, George Urioste, and Jacobo Urioste.

    He is survived by his brothers: Willie Urioste, and Nicacio Urioste, both of Tecolotito; sister: Matilda Trujillo of Las Vegas.

  • Rufina C. Martinez

    Rufina C. Martinez, 89, a resident of Las Vegas, passed away on Thursday evening.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Victoriano Martinez; a sister, Rebecca Valdez; brothers: Primitivo, Antonio, Juan, and Silviano Atencio; and sisters-in-law, Susie Archuleta Atencio and Cordilia Suazo Atencio.

  • Gary Martin Valdez

    Gary Martin Valdez, 56, a resident of Mora, N.M., was called to heaven on July 18, 2012.

    He was preceded in death by his father, Max Valdez; nephews, Miles Martinez and Max Valdez. Also waiting for him with loving arms are his paternal and maternal grandparents, and god parents, Lucas and Elias Valdez.

  • Samuel “Sammy” R. Vigil

    Samuel “Sammy” R. Vigil, 60, a resident of Las Vegas, for the past 12 years, passed away at Ponderosa III at the New Mexico Behavioral Institute on Thursday, July 19, 2012 after a long illness.

    Sammy was born and raised in Santa Fe, N.M.

    He is survived by four sisters who loved him dearly and one brother.

    Services will be held in Santa Fe at a later date.

    Arrangements were under the direction of Gonzales Funerals & Cremations, 2315 Hot Springs Blvd., Las Vegas, NM 425-9319.

  • Barney J. Vigil

    Barney Vigil, a lifetime resident of Ojo Feliz, passed away unexpectedly on July 15, 2012, at the age of 43.

    He is preceded in death by his father: Barney Vigil, Sr.; paternal grandparents: Roberto and Predicanda Vigil; maternal grandparents: Felipe Vigil, and Fabby and Beatriz Mares.

    Barney was a beloved father, grandfather and friend. He was an avid outdoorsman and had a passion for hunting, fishing and camping. During his spare time he also enjoyed spending time riding his motorcycle. He was a talented craftsman and mechanic.

  • Barney J. Vigil Jr.

    Barney J. Vigil Jr., a lifelong resident of Ojo Feliz, passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2012.

    Services are pending and will be announced when dates and times have been confirmed.

    Please visit www.nelsonfuneralhomelv.com for updated obituary information.
    Arrangements have been entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home; 801 Douglas Avenue, Las Vegas, NM; 505-425-6551.

  • Manuel Lujan

    Manuel Lujan, age 63, a lifelong resident of Las Vegas, passed away at his home on Saturday, July 14, 2012.

    He is preceded in death by his father, Jose D. (JD) Lujan; granddaughter, Jamie Lujan; nephews, George Martinez and David Lujan.