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Obituaries

  • Bennie S. Archuleta, Jr.

    Bennie S. Archuleta Jr. passed away Jan. 12, 2008, in the company of loved ones. He was born Feb. 9, 1949, in Las Vegas and grew up in Denver and Las Vegas. Bennie received a master’s degree from Highlands University and his medical degree from the University of New Mexico, specializing in cardiology. Bennie performed his internship and residency at Emmanuel Hospital in Portland, Ore.

  • Darren Moises Benavidez

    Darren Moises Benavidez, 23, a lifelong resident of Las Vegas, passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2008, due to injuries suffered in a automobile accident.

    Darren was born on May 9, 1984, in Las Vegas, Moises Benavidez and Leden Abeyta Benavidez.

    He was presently employed as assistant dietician at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute. He was a 2003 graduate of West Las Vegas High School.

  • Mary Moya Maestas

    Mary Moya Maestas, age 92, a native resident of Chacon, N.M., and more recently of Las Vegas, passed away at Vida Encantada Nursing Home on Friday, Jan. 18, 2008.

    Services will be held later in the week and will be announced by her family at a later time.

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

  • Eloy Marcial Martinez Jr.

    Eloy Marcial (Chal) Martinez, Jr., a lifelong resident of Las Vegas, passed away at his home on Friday, Jan. 18, 2008.

    Eloy was born on Nov. 4, 1934, to the late Marcial Martinez and Elena Martinez.

    He served in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged in 1956 as a Gunner’s Mate-2nd class. He was also a lifelong and proud member of the VFW.

  • Margaret McMurray Hawkins

    Margaret McMurray Hawkins, former resident of Las Vegas, N.M., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008, at Delta County Hospital in Delta, Colo. She was 86 years of age. Funeral services were held on Friday, Jan. 11, 2008, at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta with Reverend Max Kendrick officiating. Interment at the Eckert Cemetery in Eckert, Colo. followed the services.

  • Bennie S. Archuleta, Jr.

    Bennie S. Archuleta, Jr. passed away Jan. 12, 2008, in the company of loved ones.

    He was born Feb. 9, 1949, in Las Vegas, N.M. and grew up in Denver and Las Vegas.

    Bennie received a master’s degree from Highlands University and his medical degree from the University of New Mexico, specializing in cardiology. Bennie performed his internship and residency at Emmanuel Hospital in Portland, Ore.

  • Maria Frances Baca

    Maria Frances Baca, age 37, a lifetime resident of Las Vegas, N.M., passed away on Monday, Jan. 14, 2008, at the Alta Vista Regional Hospital.

  • Donilia Crespin Flores

    A memorial mass for Donilia Crespin Flores was celebrated this morning by Rev. George Salazar at Immaculate Conception Church. Interment will take place at a later time, cremation has taken place.

    Donilia, age 95, passed away on Friday Jan. 11, 2008, after a long battle with Parkinsons.

    She was born on March 19, 1912. to the late Leandro Crespin and Florentina Mares Crespin. Donilia was married on Sept. 12, 1932, to Ben Flores who precedes her in death along with her son, Miguel Flores and grandson Albert Flores.

  • Maria Frances Baca

    Maria Frances Baca, age 37, a lifetime resident of Las Vegas, N.M., passed away on Monday, Jan. 14, 2008, at the Alta Vista Regional Hospital.

    She was born in Las Vegas, New Mexico on Nov.3, 1970, to Gomecindo Baca and Lucinda Garcia Baca.

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

    She was preceded in death by her father: Gomecindo Baca.

  • Donilia Crespin Flores

    Donilia Crespin Flores, age 95, passed away on Friday Jan. 11, 2008, after a long battle with Parkinsons.

    She was born on March 19, 1912 to the late Leandro Crespin and Florentina Mares Crespin. Donilia was married on Sept. 12, 1932, to Ben Flores who precedes her in death along with her son, Miguel Flores.