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Obituaries

  • Dimple Joyce Moore

    Dimple Joyce Moore, 78, passed away on June 20, 2012 at her home in Sapello, N.M.

    She was born on June 21, 1933.

    Services are currently pending. Rogers Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
     

  • Jane Nitcznski

    Jane Nitcznski, 65, a life-long resident of Las Vegas passed away at the Sandia Vista Care Center in Albuquerque on Thursday. Service arrangements are pending and will be announced on www.gonzalesfunerals.com.

    Arrangements are under the direction of Billy G. Rogers at Gonzales Funerals & Cremations, 2315 Hot Springs Blvd., 425-9319.

  • Geraldine Garduño Pineda

    8/3/54 – 6/16/12

    Longtime resident of Santa Fe passed away Saturday, June 16. She was born in Las Vegas to Hilario and Alice Garduño. Geraldine was kind, giving, and generous, had a heart of gold and touched many lives.

    She was an amazing mother, aunt, and sister who was loved beyond words by all.

    She is survived by her son: Robert James Pineda, daughter: Darlene Garcia, and granddaughter: Paige Miller.

  • Josie Romero

    Josie Romero, age 87, a lifetime resident of Las Vegas passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at Christus St. Vincent’s Hospital in Santa Fe, N.M.

    She was born on April 11, 1925, in Ojo del Medio, N.M., to Florencio Lujan and Eloisa Montoya Lujan.

    She was a loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great- grandmother, great- great-grandmother, sister, aunt, friend, and a member of San Miguel Senior Citizens Center.

    She was a Catholic and a lifetime member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Las Vegas.

  • Manuel Isidro Lerma

    Manuel Isidro Lerma, 63, a resident of Tecolotito, N.M., passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2012, at Ladera Nursing Home in Albuquerque, N.M.

    He was born to Ray and Petra Lerma on No. 5, 1949, in Portales, N.M.

    He was preceded in death by daughter: Christine Lerma and brothers: Ray Arthur Lerma and Arnold Lerma.

  • Margarito Arthur “Castro” Vigil

    Margarito Arthur “Castro” Vigil, 69 years old, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 18, 2012.

    He was born on Sept. 6, 1942; to Filadelfio and Juanita Padilla Vigil in Las Vegas. He was a very active councilman for 12 years. His projects always included Old Town improvements and helping the people throughout the City of Las Vegas, which he affectionately called, “God’s Country.” He was involved in numerous projects which came to fruition due to his stubbornness to complete whatever he started.

  • Clorinda Martinez

    Clorinda Martinez, 80, a lifelong resident of Holman, N.M., currently a resident of La Cañada del Carro passed away on June 13, 2012, at Alta Vista Regional Hospital in Las Vegas.

    She was born on July 28, 1931, in Holman, N.M. to the late Jose Isa Lopez and Epifania M. Martinez Lopez.

    She loved praying, reading, fishing, puzzles, crocheting, and playing Kismet.

    She loved spending time with her family.

  • Maria “Bennie” Abila

    Maria “Bennie” Abila, 91, a longtime resident of Las Vegas, passed away on Monday.

    She was preceded in death by her parents: Vicente and Casimira Archuleta; her husband: Higinio C. Abila; a sisters: Nora Rodriguez, Eufracia Tapia, and Estella Tenorio; brothers: Sotero and Pedro Archuleta.

  • Alice Archuleta

    Alice Archuleta, 91, a resident of Wagon Mound, N.M., passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2012, at her residence.

    She was born on June 25, 1920 in Colmor, N.M., to Eugenio Lovato and Juanita Vigil Lovato.

    She was a food director by profession at the Wagon Mound Public Schools.

    She was a lifelong Catholic and a member of the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Wagon Mound.

  • Darlene Barela Cooke

    Darlene Barela Cooke of Haverford, Pa., 67, died June 10, 2012, at her home in Haverford.

    Visitation was scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13 at the Chadwick & McKinney Funeral Home, 30 East Athens Ave., Ardmore, Pa., 19003.

    Darlene was born to Joe C. and Annie M. Barela of Las Vegas.

    She graduated from Webster College with a degree in English and literature and earned a master’s degree in marketing from Webster University in St. Louis, Mo.