Miscellaneous Chaves County, New Mexico Obituaries - 2001

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Sally Libby
Services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Sally Libby, 71, of Roswell who passed away Feb. 9, 2001, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. The Rev. Dee Hubbard of Bethel Baptist Assembly of God Church will conduct the services. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Sally was born April 18, 1929, in Schenectady, N.Y. to Frank and Anella Zychowicz. They preceded her in death.
She married George Libby Feb. 5, 1950, in Nassau, N.Y. He preceded her in death July 6, 1992.
She is survived by two sons, George Libby and wife, Janet, of Roswell and Eric Libby of Reston, Va.; three daughters, Sally Dunn and husband, Lonnie, Colleen Jensen and husband, Robert, all of Roswell, and Karen Minion and husband, Monti of Puyallup, Wash.; a sister, Nellie Gadziala; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Sally had been a Roswell resident for 27 years and was a homemaker. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and will be surely missed.
Pallbearers will be George Libby, Eric Libby, Robert Jensen, Monti Minion Sr., Monti Minion Jr. and Lonnie Dunn.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

John P. Montoya
Services are pending at the Ballard Funeral Home for John P. Montoya, 85, who passed away Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.
When arrangements have been completed, a further announcement will be made.

David S. Rennie
Memorial services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, West 19th and Union Avenue in Roswell for David “Dave” Rennie, 78, of Roswell who passed away Feb. 9, 2001, in Albuquerque. The Rev. Bill Johnson will conduct the services. Internment will be at a VA Cemetery at a later date.
Dave was born Aug. 13, 1922, in San Francisco.
Survivors include his wife Florence “Susan” Rennie; step-daughter Leath Rowe; step-son and step-daughter-in-law, James and Mary Springer; seven step-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren.
Dave was a Navy Veteran of World War II. He was an avid bowler for 60 years. He also was a big sports fan, especially baseball. An outdoorsman, he enjoyed motor exploring and hiking in national and state parks.

Dorothy Yvonne McCarty
HOUSTON — A celebration of life memorial service was held Feb. 10, at St. John Divine Episcopal Church in Houston for Dorothy Yvonne McCarty, 90, who passed away Feb. 5, 2001, in Houston.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alexander Hamilton McCarty.
She is lovingly survived by her children, Mary McCarty Wingo of Houston and Patrick McCarty and his wife, Dorrie Faubus, of Roswell; her grandchildren, Janice Wingo and husband, Bill Staples, Roy Wingo, Melissa Myrick and husband, Jimmy Myrick, Kristi McCarty, Jackie Faubus and Jamie Faubus, as well as two great-grandchildren, Joshua and Sarah Benys.
Local arrangements were under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Herbert Heinrich Wolters
World War II veteran
Herbert Wolters, 80, passed away Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, in Roswell.
Herbert was born Feb. 20, 1920, in Essen, Germany, to Heinrich Franz Wolters and Josephine Scharff Wolters who preceded him in death. Herbert came to the United States in 1953.
Herbert was a resident of Roswell for 25 years. He married Gloria Ann Stephenson July 4, 1956, in Summit, N.J. She survives him at the family home in Roswell.
Herbert was a veteran of World War II, and a long time member of the Eagles. He was active in city politics, enjoyed attending and participating in city council meetings and school board meetings.
Herbert is survived by sons, Manfred Wolters of Snyderville, N.Y., Steve Wolters of Roswell and Keith Wolters of Budoia, Italy. 
He is also survived by three granddaughters.

Nelson Engwall
ARTESIA — Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Nelson Engwall, 43, of Artesia, who passed away Feb. 12, 2001, in Artesia.
A complete announcement will be made when arrangements are finalized.

Edward Dero LeFevers
Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Edward Dero LeFevers, 79, of Roswell who passed away Feb. 12, 2001, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.
A complete announcement will be made when arrangements are finalized

David S. Rennie
Navy veteran
Memorial services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church on West 19th Street and Union Avenue in Roswell for David “Dave” Rennie, 78, of Roswell who passed away Feb. 9, 2001, in Albuquerque. The Rev. Bill Johnson will conduct the services. lnterment will be at a VA Cemetery at a later date.
Dave was born Aug. 13, 1922, in San Francisco.
Survivors include his wife Florence “Susan” Rennie; step-daughter Leath Rowe; step-son and step-daughter-in-law, James and Mary Springer; seven step-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren.
Dave was a Navy veteran of’ World War II. He was an avid bowler for 60 years. He also was a big sports fan, especially baseball. An outdoorsman, he enjoyed motor exploring and hiking in national and state parks.

Wayne Lee Williams
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 115 W. 11th St., Roswell, with Dr. Onsy Whicker officiating and music by Wendy Williams for Wayne Williams, a former resident of Roswell who passed away Jan. 27, 2001, at is residence in Oklahoma City.
Wayne was born Nov. 29, 1934, in Salida, Colo.
Wayne is survived by his wife, Clina, of Oklahoma City; sons, John Williams of Lamar, Colo., Rodney Williams of Farmington, and Christopher Williams of Oklahoma City; one brother, Raymond Bauldridge of Roswell; and one sister, Kathryn Sommerville of Roswell. 

Edward Dero LeFevers
Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at South Park Cemetery for Edward Dero LeFevers, 79, of Roswell who passed away Feb. 12, 2001, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. The Rev. Gene Bourgeois of South Manor Baptist Church and the Rev. Don Johnson of Bykota Baptist Church will conduct the service.
Dero was born Aug. 17, 1921, in Atoka, Okla., to C.J. and Roxie Hardcastle LeFevers. His parents preceded him in death as well as six sisters and two brothers.
He married Doris Witt July 7, 1939, in Roswell. She survives him at the family home.
Other survivors include a daughter, Linda Johnson and her husband, Don, of Roswell; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Mr. LeFevers had been a truck operator for Builders Block and Stone, was a Southern Baptist and was a member of the South Manor Baptist Church.
Pallbearers will be Donnie Johnson, Mark Johnson, Ron Johnson, Curtis Johnson Sr., Tim Johnson, Curtis Johnson Jr. and Wesley Sparks.
Friends may make memorials in Mr. LeFevers name to the Good Samaritan, 111 E. Deming St., Roswell.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

E. Bernard Johnston
Services are pending at Ballard Funeral Home for E. Bernard Johnston, 92, of Roswell who passed away Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at a local nursing home.
A further announcement will be made when arrangements have been finalized.

Louise Drobel
MIDLAND, Texas — Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Louise Drobel, 79, of Roswell who passed away Feb. 12, 2001, in Midland,Texas.
A complete announcement will be made when arrangements are finalized.

Otis Terry Basham
Otis Terry Basham, 83, of Westridge Road, Carlsbad, passed away Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at Landsun Health Service Center, Carlsbad.
He will lie in state at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, Feb. 14. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at Carlsbad Cemetery with Father Thomas Gray of Grace Episcopal Church officiating.
Otis Terry Basham was born Sept. 12, 1917, to Terry Teal Basham and Grace Watson Basham in Roswell. When he was five his family moved to Fort Stockton, Texas. Later they moved to Nebraska, then to Oklahoma and then back to Roswell when he was 11.
In 1935, he graduated from Roswell High School. He attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, for three years.
In 1939, he married Mary Beth Boyd in Roswell. In 1940, they moved to Carlsbad where he was manager of Radford Wholesale Grocery Company until 1944 when he was drafted into the U.S. Army during World War II.
He served as a clerk typist with the 309th General Hospital on Tinian, an island in the South Pacific, until the war ended. Then he was sent to Japan during the occupation for six months before being discharged.
In 1946, he came home to his old job. In 1950, he became a partner with Lyle Blohm in Gambles, a hardware store. In 1955, they sold the store, and Otis and his family moved to Reagan County, Texas, south of Midland, where he ranched and took care of some oil wells on the ranch.
In 1969, he sold the ranch and the family moved back to Carlsbad where he worked for Gray Pumping Service out of Artesia until 1982 when he retired.
He was a good golfer from his high school days until 1993. He also loved to fish and hunt dove and quail. He was a member of Grace Episcopal Church and a past member of the 20-30 Club, Demolay and Lions International.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Beth Basham of Carlsbad; son, Biff Basham of Carlsbad; daughter, Robin Bostick of Carlsbad; two sisters, Lenore Bartlett of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Bobby Vandewart of Roswell; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Episcopal Church, P.O. Drawer PP, Carlsbad, NM 88221 or Landsun Homes, Inc., Caring Hands Fund, 2002 Westridge Road, Carlsbad, NM 88220.

Raf W. Genar
Services are scheduled at 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 15, at First Presbyterian Church in Artesia for Raf W. Genar, 1771 Felix Canyon Road, Flying H.
Mr. Genar, 27, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, near his home.
The Rev. John Mills Jr. will officiate at the services.
Visitation at Terpening and Son Mortuary will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14. The casket will remain closed at all times.
Mr. Genar was born July 28, 1973 in Antwerpen-Merksem, Belgium, the son of Rudolph Genar and Chrysantha (Molenberghs) Genar.
He married Susan Koenig Nov. 12, 1996, in Carlsbad. He came to Flying H in December 1996 from Germany.
He was manager of the Felix River Ranch and CEO of New Mexico Ranch Adventures, Inc., and was a member of First Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Susan Genar of the family home; son, Julian Genar and daughter, Marie Genar, both of the family home; his parents, Rudolph and Chris Genar of Antwerpen; a sister, Wendy Genar and Dominic Gilmore and their daughter, Siofra, all of Antwerpen; and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Margarete and Ludwig Fresenius of Chur, Switzerland.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 402 W. Grand Ave., Artesia, NM 88210.

Ozella M. Caruthers 
Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at Memory Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery for Ozella M. Caruthers, 94, of Roswell who passed away Feb. 12, 2001, at Loretta’s Shelter Care. Robert Holcomb of the First Baptist Church will conduct the service.
Ozella was born March 1, 1906, in Dexter to Dave R. And Alma Menn Patrick.
Survivors include a son, Floyd Blakeney of Roswell and a daughter, Jean Marie Field of San Jose, Calif.
She is also survived by four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by three sisters.
Ozella has been a lifetime resident of Roswell and was a homemaker. She had been a member of the First Baptist Church since 1935. She was a lifetime member of Beta Sigma Phi and held many offices, including the Sweetheart of the Year, and was active in the Martha Sunday School Class, and held many offices.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel. 

Nelson Engwall
A memorial service honoring Nelson’s life will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at the LaGrone Funeral Chapel in Roswell. The Rev. Winston Presnall of the First Presbyterian Church will officiate.
Nelson was born July 30, 1957, in Midland, Texas, to Carl and Ruth Engwall. He passed away Feb. 12, 2001, at his home in Artesia. His father passed away in 1998, and his mother survives him at the family home in Roswell.
In addition to his mother, Nelson is survived by two brothers, Steven Engwall of Dallas and Larry Engwall and his wife, Brenda, of Santa Ana, Calif.; an uncle, Wilbur Brown of Kansas City; an aunt and uncle, Florence and Robert Mason of Dallas; and cousins, David and Charles Mason.
The Engwalls moved to Roswell in 1960, and Nelson attended Roswell public schools. He attended the oil field training course at ENMU-R and he worked in the oil business most of his adult life.
Nelson served in the U.S. Navy.
Upon settling in Artesia he married Jeannie Anderson in 1991.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Emmett Bernard Johnston
Public accountant
Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at the First United Methodist Church at Third Street and Pennsylvania Avenue in Roswell for Emmett Bernard Johnston. Officiating will be the Rev. Michael Brunk of the church, Dr. Andy Jamison and Elton Dilbeck. Burial will follow the service at South Park Cemetery.
Bernard Johnston, 92, passed into God’s glory Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at Loretta’s Shelter Care following a courageous 11-year battle with cancer. His family of three has continuously fought cancer in one of its members for the past 24 years.
Bernard was born in Ravanna, Finney County, Kansas April 13, 1908, to Emmett Barnett Johnston and Bertie Mae Laughon Johnston. 
From age two months to 15 years, Bernard’s family lived in Fortuna and Holden, Mo. Bernard, along with his parents and two sisters, moved to Roswell in June 1923. 
He graduated from Roswell High School with the class of 1925. He went to work at the Roswell Building and Loan (now Pioneer Savings Bank) and at Lowery Auto Company, while continuing to help his parents with the family farm. 
He attended Draughon’s Business College in San Antonio. At the age of 18 in 1926, Bernard began his long public accounting career with the firm of Harrison and Bassett, which had bought the Roswell practice of Ralph A. Shugart, the first practicing public accountant in southeastern New Mexico, when Mr. Shugart moved his business to Artesia. In 1927, Bernard became the sole partner of J. Walden Bassett, establishing the firm of Bassett and Johnston.
Bernard’s name was part of the firm’s name until 1970, when the firm of Johnston, Wilson, and England merged with the national accounting firm of Fox and Company. Bernard’s firm built and moved into the building at 600 N. Richardson Ave., in 1956 and remained at that location until 1985, when Bernard retired from public practice at the age of 77. 
He continued accounting work for trusts and his extended family through December 2000, at the age of 92.
Through the 1930s and 1940s, Bernard not only was a full-time partner in his own firm in Roswell, but also worked with Ralph Shugart in his Artesia office. Those were very busy years with much commuting between Roswell and Artesia. Certainly not knowing her future role in his life, Bernard first met his future wife in 1926, when he was 18 and she was 3! She was the daughter of Ralph and Rena Shugart. 
Bernard was an active member of the Lion’s Club in Artesia and Roswell for many years, being a charter member of the Downtown Lions Club of Artesia. He volunteered to leave his accounting practice to serve in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He was a member of the Charles DeBremond Post No. 28 of the American Legion and was a great supporter of many other community organizations.
April 10, 1948, Bernard married Jane Shugart in her parents’ home in Artesia, after she returned there from serving as a missionary teacher to the Navajo Indians in Ganado, Ariz. 
They lived in Roswell their entire married life and in 1951, their only child, Mary Ellen, was born; she survives both her parents at the family home. Jane passed away Jan. 25, 1990, following a 13-year battle with cancer.
Bernard was a Christian and a Methodist, having been a member of the First United Methodist Church in Roswell since 1923. Over the years, he served that church as treasurer, administrative board member and financial secretary, Sunday school teacher, and choir member. 
He played an instrumental role in the building of both Aldersgate United Methodist Church and El Divino Pastor United Methodist Church in Roswell. He was a life member of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International. 
He was a board member of the Roswell Girls’ Club for several years. He served his family, clients and community in ways many would describe as “beyond the call of duty.” Bernard traveled extensively with his wife and daughter; he visited 16 foreign countries and 45 states including Alaska and Hawaii. He loved history and genealogy — hunting family “roots” literally all over the country. He also enjoyed spending as much time as possible at the family retreat in Ruidoso.
In addition to his wife, Bernard was preceded in death by his parents and his older sister, Roberta J. Grusendorf, all of Roswell. 
In addition to his daughter, Bernard is survived by one sister, Edwina J. Manning, of Roswell. 
Other survivors include nephews, Bob Manning and his wife, Dawn, of Henderson, Nev.; Stephen Shugart of Denver; Paul Shugart and his wife, Linda, of Evergreen, Colo.; nieces, Elizabeth Shugart Duncan and her husband, Robert, and Martha Shugart McCannon and her husband, Mike, all of Denver. 
He is also survived by 11 great-nephews and nieces in Colorado and Texas, as well as many loving friends. He will be greatly missed by all because he was truly his best in the roles of loving and devoted son, husband, father, brother, uncle and friend.
Pallbearers will be John Bassett, Jonathan Bodwell, Gordon Dickinson, Dr. Bill Greenhaw, Troy Hays, Ervin Marsh and Leslie McPherson. 
Honorary pallbearers include Ben Bassett, Robert N. Bodwell, Robert D. Bodwell, Jeff Bodwell, Robert Borom, Brian Copple, Dr. James Castle, Dr. Fred French, Dr. Jack Graham, Chris Jamison, Cecil Lant, Clayton Meairs, Dr. Tom Ramage, Charles Shannon, Dr. Robert T. Smith, Paul Snead and Dr. Paul Whitwam. 
Those wishing to make contributions in Bernard’s memory may do so to charities of their own choosing. Arrangements are under the direction of Ballard Funeral Home.

Joseph Frederick Tuso 
Joseph Tuso 67, passed away February 4, after a 21&Mac218;2 year courageous battle with melanoma.
We know his strong faith. He has now won the fight and is at home with his Savior.
Wayne was born Nov. 2, 1933, in Oak Park, Ill. He received his undergraduate degree from Don Bosco Seminary in New Jersey and his masters and Ph.D from the University of Arizona. 
He also received an MBA from Georgia College. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1955 to 1976, and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1976 from the Air Force Academy. 
He then served as chairman of the English and foreign language department at Georgia College, the head of the English department of New Mexico State University, division chairman at USAO in Chickasha, Okla., and academic dean and professor of English at New Mexico Military Institute, where he retired in 1995. 
He served in Vietnam from May 1968 to May 1969 where he flew 170 combat missions in Southeast Asia as a weapons systems officer in the F4D Phantom.
Wayne published articles in numerous scholarly journals, among them a study of old English dialectal vocabulary. He wrote a translation of Beowulf and Singing the Vietnam Blues that is a compilation of songs of the Air Force in Southeast Asia. 
He volunteered at Seton Catholic High School in Chandler, Ariz., and he loved traveling with his wife and family.
A Celebration of life memorial service was held in Chandler Feb. 5, 2001, at the Sunbird Clubhouse and a memorial service and burial took place at the U.S. Air Force Academy Chapel in Colorado Springs, Colo., Thursday, Feb. 8.
Wayne is survived by his beloved wife Jean, his “Jeannie”; his mother, Agnes Lindsay of Fort Worth, Texas; his aunt and uncle, Alfreda and Bill Ott of Roswell; his five daughters, Ann Tuso Baxley of Marietta, Ga., Mary Tuso Steelman of Milledgeville, Ga., Lisa Tuso Lantz of Dallas, Kathy Tuso Anderson of Park City, Utah, and Josephine Tuso Key of Albuquerque; his brothers Gerald and James Tuso; four son-in-laws; and his 12 grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations are to be made to Seton Catholic High School, 1150 N. Dobson Road. Chandler, AZ 85224, or the Falcon Foundation at the United States Air Force Academy, 3116 Academy Drive, USAF Academy, CO 80840-4480.

Raymond Edwin Hynes
Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at South Park Cemetery for Raymond Edwin Hynes, 83, of Midway who passed away Feb. 14, 2001, at his home. Fr. Bob Williams of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church will conduct the service
Raymond was born Oct. 3, 1917, in Wewoka, Okla., to Samuel and Iva Kelley Hynes.
He married Ruth Dilday Dec. 26, 1937, in Holdenville, Okla. She survives him at the family home.
Other survivors include two daughters, Mary Seely and her husband, Clyde, of Roswell and Jan Vaughn of Maxwell; one sister, Cecilia Lawson of Muskogee, Okla.
Others survivors include grandchildren, Sam Seely and his wife, Karen, Matt Seely and his wife, Cathy, Jo Pacheco, Jana Vaughn and Mike Vaughn; great-grandchildren include Mickey Vaughn and her daughter, Haily, Tara Seely, Lindsey Seely, Kayla Pacheco, Daniel Ray Ruiz, Soluna Ruiz, Tyler, Hannah, Carly Jaye and Wyatt Seely.
Mr. Hynes had been a Roswell resident for 30 years and was a cowboy. He was of the Episcopal Faith. He was a member of the Cowboy Turtle Association. Mr. Hynes had served his country in the U.S. Army.
Honorary pallbearers will be A.L. Daughety, Cliff Allison, Sam Seely, Matt Seely, Fred Castor and Mike Vaughn.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

John P. Montoya
A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today, Feb. 15, at Ballard Chapel for John P. Montoya, 85, of Roswell who passed away Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.
A graveside service is scheduled at 10:00 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at South Park Cemetery. Fr. Juan Montoya OFM of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will officiate. The Roswell Veteran’s Honor Guard will conduct a military graveside service.
John was born Jan. 22, 1916, in Tinnie to Frederico and Amada Montoya.
May 24, 1966, John married Virginia Moody in Roswell. She survives him at the family home.
Other survivors include his daughter, Loretta Ray and her husband, John, of Sacramento, Calif.; son, John F. Montoya and long time friend, Howard Brendle both of Virginia Beach, Va.; step-children, Janice Forrer and her husband, Doug, Sandra Ward, Pamela Chessman, Danny Willard and his wife, Cheryl; grandson, David M. Smith of Sacramento; five step- grandchildren; and one great-step-grandchild. 
He is also survived by sister, Mary Portela and her husband, Eldon; brother, Margarito Montoya; beloved nephews and nieces, Frances Alavarez and her husband, Ralph, Alfred and Darlene Montoya and their children, Timothy, Crystal, Taneesha and Alfred Jr.
Mr. Montoya also had many nieces and nephews both in Roswell and across the country.
Our dear husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend went home to the Lord after a brief illness Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001. 
Born 85 years ago in the hills of Lincoln County, John carried a love of nature and the outdoors throughout his lifetime. Residing most of his adult years in Roswell, he returned to the beautiful Hondo Valley often spending many of his happiest days there, reminiscing with his family about his youth. He captured the free spirit of the valley in his smile and his sense of humor. 
A people person, John always had a funny story or joke for everyone he met. He loved tending his roses, playing bingo and parcheesi, and playing catch with his dog, Toby. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
John was employed by Shamas Food Stores as a meat cutter from 1941 until his induction into the Army/Air Force in 1942. Upon discharge, he returned to Shamas where he remained until Shamas’ No. 2 store closed. 
In 1967, he then became a Civil Service worker at Walker Air Force Base until its closure. He then relocated to Riverside Calif. 
He continued his Civil Service employment at March Air Force Base’s Commissary, where his excellent work ethic was recognized by the Strategic Air Command’s Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Service in 1968. John remained in this position until 1975 when he returned to New Mexico. Many will remember John’s cheerful attitude and prompt customer service from behind the meat market of Shamas No. 1 and No. 2 from the ‘40s through the ‘60s.
John was a member of Veterans of the Armed Forces and The American Legion.
Sincere gratitude goes to Alfred and Darlene Montoya for their loving care and devotion during their uncle’s illness.
Pallbearers will be Alfred Montoya, Timothy Montoya, Albert Montoya, Benny Gonzales and Vincente Gallegos.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ballard Funeral Home.

Edna Stephens
Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Edna Stephens, 87, of Kingswood, Texas, who passed away Feb. 14, 2001, in Houston.
A complete announcement will be made when arrangements are finalized.


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