• Ben Johnny Gutierrez

    Ben Johnny Gutierrez, 44, a resident of Las Vegas, passed away at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Albuquerque on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010.

    Services will be held from Our Lady of Sorrows Church with a rosary at 7 p.m. Friday Nov. 19, 2010, and the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20. The interment will follow on Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, in the Santa Fe National Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of Billy G. Rogers at Gonzales Funerals & Cremations, 2315 Hot Springs Blvd., 425-9319.

  • Joe E. Maestas

    A passion for family, a drive for perfection, a man who valued education, a lifelong golfer and advocate for public golf courses in Santa Fe, a natural athlete, a proponent of opportunities for Hispanics, a man who relished domestic and foreign travel, a music lover and dancer, a fashionable dresser, a man proud of his Las Vegas, New Mexico aunts, uncles, and cousins, a zest for life.

  • Elizabeth Ann Thatcher

    Elizabeth Ann Thatcher passed away on Nov. 7, 2010, peacefully in her sleep at the age of 88 years.

    Our beautiful and lovely mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend will be missed in her community of Las Vegas, where she raised her children, lived, worked, served, volunteered and played for more than 50 years.

  • Joe D. Lucero

    Joe D. Lucero, age 87, a resident of Albuquerque for the past three years and former longtime resident of Las Vegas, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at the St. John’s Rehab Center in Albuquerque.

    He was born on July 8, 1923, in Chaperito, N.M., to the late Antonio Lucero and Josie Baca Lucero. He was united in marriage to Juanita Jane Roybal.

  • Benancio Benavidez

    Benancio Benavidez, 76, formerly of South San Ysidro, passed away on Nov. 4, 2010, in Gilbert, Ariz., after a lengthy battle with cancer.
    Benancio is preceded in death by his wife, Ramona, son Lawrence and grandson Adam.

  • John R. Keys

    John R. Keys, born July 1, 1942, in Leadville, Colo., passed away in Denver on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010.
    He is preceded in death by his grandmother Eva Garcia and brother Anthony Martinez.

  • Josephina Elisa Gallegos


    Josephina Elisa Gallegos, 56, passed away Nov. 3, 2010. 

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Gallegos; father, Chrisostomo Vigil; sisters, Rosaline Vigil and Marie Vigil; and Michael Lucero. 


  • Oliver Hern

    Oliver Hern


    Funeral services for Oliver Hern will be held at 7 p.m. today (Friday, Nov 5) at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church.  A funeral mass will be celebrated by Rev. C. John Brasher at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6. A private burial will follow the mass in El Porvenir Canyon.


    Retired Magistrate Judge Oliver Hern passed away peacefully at his home in El Porvenir Canyon, Oct. 22, 2010. 


  • Oliver Hern

    Retired Magistrate Judge Oliver Hern passed away peacefully at his home in El Porvenir Canyon, Oct. 22, 2010.

  • Ermelinda Duran

    Ermelinda Duran, age 87, a lifetime resident of Chacon, N.M., passed away on Oct. 30, 2010, at the Christus St. Vincent’s Hospital in Santa Fe.

    She was born on June 26, 1923, in Chacon to the late Elias Duran Sr. and Agapita Leyba-Duran.