• 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.

  • Sadie A. Martinez

    Sadie A. Martinez, age 52, a longtime time resident of Las Vegas, passed away on Thursday morning,  July 12, 2012, at her home with her loving family around her.

    She is preceded in death by her parents: Fulgencio Martinez and Josie Sandoval; ex-husband: Levi Martinez; brother: Johnny Martinez.

  • Eloisa S. Bustos

    Eloisa S. Bustos, a lifelong resident of Las Vegas, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 13, 2012, at Alta Vista Hospital.

    She was born on March 12, 1928 to Rafael and Sofia Gallegos Sanchez. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother (to many young people), great-grandmother and friend. Eloisa was a lifelong Catholic and a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Las Vegas.

  • Manuel Lujan

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

    Funeral services will be held at Immaculate Conception Church. Dates and times are pending. Please go to www.nelsonfuneralhomelv.com for updates on services.

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

  • Phyllis Ann Compton Anderson

    Phyllis Ann Compton was born and raised in Las Vegas to parents Cecil Ashby and Lucy Floyd Compton, on Feb. 26, 1930.

    She had three brothers: Cecil, Donald and Richard, and one sister: Margaret. She graduated from New Mexico Highlands University with a degree in music, and subsequently taught music at Española Valley High School.

    She had two children: Chuck Anderson and Allison Anderson.
    She eventually moved into an exceptional care facility, Haven Corner, where she was loved and cared for until her death in Oregon City, Ore., on June 21, 2012.

  • Irene Gonzales

    Irene Gonzales, 50, longtime resident of Blanchard, N.M., passed away on Monday, July 9, 2012, at the Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital in Denver, Colo.

    She was born on April 17, 1962, to Ruben Dimas and Mary Marquez Dimas.

    She was preceded in death by her father: Ruben Dimas.

  • Louis G. Saiz

    Louis G. Saiz, 71, was born in Las Vegas on Sept. 4, 1940 to Teodoro and Ana Maria Saiz and died on July 4, 2012.

    He was a resident of El Paso, Texas for more than 40 years and served in the U.S. Army for more than 24 years.

    He is preceded in death by his father and mother, his sisters: Jenny Gallegos, Pomposa Peggy Saiz, Marian Tafoya, Connie Catanach, and Alice Saiz, his brothers: Juan Nash Saiz, Ted Saiz, and Steven Saiz and other family members.