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Obituaries

  • Adelaido “Gabby” Vigil

    Adelaido “Gabby” Vigil, age 85, a very well-known and respected  lifetime resident of Chacon, N.M., passed away on Sunday, June 27, 2010, at his home.

    He was born on Aug. 21, 1924, in Chacon to the late Gavino Vigil and Ursula Leyba Vigil.

    He was united in marriage on Oct. 6, 1946, in Trinidad, Colo., to Annie Vigil.

  • David Reynaldo Lujan

    David Reynaldo Lujan, age 28, a longtime resident of Lourdes, N.M., and formerly of Las Cruces, passed away on Friday, June 26, 2010, from injuries sustained in a automobile accident.

    He was born in Santa Fe on May 2, 1982, to Damian D. Lujan and Yolanda Arguello-Chavez.

    He was formerly employed with the CA Ranch. He loved to hunt, fish and train horses.

    A lifelong Catholic, he was a member of the Our Lady of Sorrows Church.

    He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents: Cipriano and Reynalda Arguello; paternal grandfather: Jose Damian Lujan.

  • Ignacita Pearl Salazar

    Ignacita Pearl Salazar, a lifetime resident of Las Vegas, passed away on Friday, June 25, 2010, at the Alta Vista Regional Hospital.

    She was born on Sept. 23, 1963, in Las Vegas to Ruben Garcia Jr. and Emma M. Candelaria.

    A lifetime Catholic, she was a  member of  Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Las Vegas. .

    She was formerly employed at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas. She enjoyed cooking, arts and crafts, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, auntie and a friend

  • Nicolas D. Padilla

    Nicolas D. Padilla, a lifetime resident of El Ancon, N.M., passed away on Friday, June 25, 2010, at the Alta Vista Regional Hospital in Las Vegas.

    He was born on Oct. 6, 1919 in El Ancon, N.M., to the late Severo Padilla and Manuelita Dimas Padilla.

    He was united in marriage in Ribera, NM in 1939 to the late Nobertita Tafoya.

    He was a produce farmer, and as a farmer, he produced corn, chile, and many other vegetables. He was a former United States Forest firefighter, also loved to spend time with his family and loved to make chicos.

  • Kenneth Arnell Myers

    Kenneth Arnell Myers, 69, of Las Vegas, passed away Monday night of natural causes.

    Ken was born Nov. 12, 1940, in Santa Fe. He graduated from Camel Back High in Phoenix and joined the army shortly after.

    Ken a disabled vet, retired from the Army as a staff sergeant in the 87th infantry, where he served with honor in Vietnam, earning the National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal with three bronze Service Stars; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Expert Badge (rifle); and Overseas Service Ribbon.

  • Mark George Saad

    On June 18, 2010, Mark George Saad, 49, fell into the hands of our Heavenly Father surrounded by his family following a courageous fight against cancer.

    Saad, a part-time resident of Albuquerque and Las Vegas, N.M., was born June 10, 1961, in St. Paul, Minn. He attended local schools and graduated from Saint Thomas Academy in 1979.

  • Louis Earl Romero

    Louis Earl Romero, age 55, a longtime resident of Las Vegas and former resident of Pensacola, Fla., passed away on Sunday, June 20, 2010, at his residence.

    He was born in Las Vegas on June 23, 1954, to the late Antonio Romero, Sr. and Rita Padilla Romero.

    He was formerly employed by Romero Drywall in Florida. He loved spending his time walking.

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

  • Mark George Saad

    Mark George Saad, 49,  fell into the hands of our  Heavenly Father surrounded by his family following a courageous fight against cancer.

    Saad, a part-time resident of Albuquerque and Las Vegas, N.M., is survived by his loving wife Sylvia Lujan-Saad, his parents George and Corinne Saad of St. Paul, Minn. and in-laws Patricio and Mary Lujan of Las Vegas.

  • Gary Leger

    Gary N. Leger, Robertson High School’s agriculture teacher and FFA adviser, died Wednesday night, June 16, 2010, in Amarillo, Texas, of injuries received in a car accident in Oklahoma. He was returning from a regional agriculture teachers’ conference.

  • Mary Montao

    Mary Montaño passed away peacefully on June 16, 2010, at age 94. She was a well-known resident of Las Vegas and a lifetime member of Immaculate Conception Parish. She was born on March 26, 1916, in Gallinas, N.M.

    She was known for babysitting numerous children in the Las Vegas area. She enjoyed cooking and sewing blankets. Her hobby was gardening. Most importantly she never missed her television programs and phone conversations. She was the last surviving aunt of the Montaño family.