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Carmen Duran Sena, age 84, lifelong resident of Santa Fe, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 10, 2000. She was preceded in death by her son, Leroy Padilla and sister, Antonia Espinosa. She is survived by her husband, Amadeo Sena; her children: Larry Padilla and wife Carmen, Ramona Vigil and husband Eloy, Rosina Padilla, Melinda Romero and husband Ruben, Jennie Jiron and husband Joe, Alice Velarde and husband Alex; sisters, Lucy Romero and Juanita Jiminez. and sister-in-law, Sally Padilla; 17 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 25 great-great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. Visitation will begin on Tuesday, June 13, from 4-6 p.m. at Berardinelli Family Chapel. A rosary will be recited that evening at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 14, at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe. Interment will follow at Rosario Cemetery.

Benito "Benny" Vigil, age 55, of Santa Fe passed away on June 11, 2000. He was preceded in death by his parents, Benito and Maria Vigil, sisters, Juanita Vigil Castillo and Donilia Vigil, niece, Rene Armijo; and nephew, Jouquin Casaus. Mr. Vigil attended Schools in Las Vegas and Albuquerque, NM. He is survived by his brother and sisters: Jane V. Mason, Alice Armijo and husband Greg, Joe Vigil and wife Andrea, Jose A. Vigil and wife Sandra; nephews and nieces: Theresa Griego and husband Eddy, Edward Castillo, Avery Armijo, Carlos Armijo, Peter Castillo, Juana and husband John Devan and daughter Amber, Beanetta Castillo, Belinda Armijo and husband Neff, Phillip Vigil, Rudy Vigil, Angela Gonzales and husband Matthew, Serlo Vigil and wife Valerie, Sunny Vigil, Nathan Vigil, Ramona Padilla, Robert Vigil, Esteban Gallegos; and numerous other nephews and nieces. A rosary will be recited on Thursday, June 15, at Berardinelli Family Chapel at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 16, at 12:00 p.m. at San Jose Church in San Jose, N.M.

James L. Mills, age 55, of Santa Fe, died on Friday, June 9, 2000. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alice and Lyle Mills, and brother, John Mills. James was born on September 21, 1944, in Alamosa, CO. He was a former Los Alamos police officer, trainer and employee of the Law Enforcement Academy. He had also worked as a tile contractor. He was the Chaplain and a member of the FOE and a Mason. He is survived by his children, Elicia Garcia and husband, Patrick, of Oviedo, FL, Joel Mills and wife, Jenny, of Houston, TX ; sister, Annie Laurie Montoya and husband, Richard, of Santa Fe, NM; grandchildren: Alex, Rachel, Jacob, Joseph, and Jayna; the mother of his children, Syble Karkare; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services have been held.

Rosalea Murphy, age 88, long time resident of Santa Fe, died peacefully at her home on Wednesday, June 7, 2000, following a short illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Murphy in 1980. Mrs. Murphy was born July 15, 1911, to Morris and Lucy Smith. She founded the Pink Adobe restaurant in 1944 and operated the restaurant since that time. She is survived by her daughter, Priscilla Hoback, of Galisteo, NM; granddaughter, Denise Lynch of Galisteo, NM; grandson, Joe Hoback of Santa Fe, NM; great-grandson, Sean Sohn of Galisteo, NM; and great-granddaughter, Erica Hoback of Santa Fe, NM. A memorial service will be conducted on Thursday, June 15, at 3:00 p.m. at St. Francis Auditorium. A reception will follow at the Pink Adobe. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Artist Emergency Medical Fund, c/o Santa Fe Community Fund, PO Box 1827, Santa Fe, NM 87504.

Sam Sweesy, age 75, of Santa Fe, died on Friday, June 2, 2000, at St. Vincent Hospital after a short illness. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Peg; daughter, Karen; son, Michael; and daughter-in-law, Lisa. After retiring to Santa Fe from Claremont, CA, he worked at the office of Archaeological Studies as a Cultural Resource Assistant. He was much loved by everyone who knew him. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends. The family wishes to thank the wonderful doctors and nurses in ICU who lovingly cared for him. Memorial services are pending.

Sophie Sandoval Chavez, age 76, of Santa Fe, died at home on Saturday, June 3, 2000. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tranquilino Chavez in 1995; sisters, Juanita Salazar and Simona Martinez; and brother, John Sandoval. Mrs. Chavez was born June 29, 1923, in Lamy, NM. She was a homemaker and gardener who was especially proud of her rose bush garden. She was a wonderful grandmother and mother and she and her family would make the yearly pilgrimage to Santuario. She had a heart of gold and was loved by many. She is survived by her loving children: Gilbert Chavez and wife Connie of Bisbee, AZ, Tran Chavez of Glendale, CA, and Janet Costello of Santa Fe. She is also survived by her sister, Carmen Coriz of San Diego, CA; grandchildren: Richard Costello of Santa Fe, Lisa Martinez of Bisbee, AZ, Anthony Alvarez of Tucson, AZ; three great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Geneva Sandoval; and numerous other relatives and friends. Visitation will begin on Tuesday, June 6, at 3:00 p.m. at Berardinelli Family Chapel where a rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 7, at 1:00 p.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery.

Jose R. Martinez, age 61, left his loving family to go to his final home on Friday afternoon, June 2, 2000. Jose fought a courageous battle against cancer for the past year and he never gave up hope. He gave comfort to all of us with quiet dignity and great strength that was his alone. He was diagnosed with cancer and left to Las Vegas the next day, he attended two Superbowls. He is survived by his beloved wife of 19 years, Marcella; his loving children: Morayan Martinez and Angela Salazar who live at home, special thanks for her loving care to Vadra Baca and husband Henry, Lisa Martinez, Robert Salazar and wife Debbie; grandchildren: Jose, Miranda and Cassandra Baca, Raven Martinez, Andre and Derek Salazar; sisters: Rafus Montoya and husband Bob of Colorado Springs, Bernie Medina, Nora Lopez and husband Leroy of Canon City, special sister Lydia Sanchez and husband Manuel of Denver CO; brothers:Sadie Martinez of San Leandio California, Toby Martinez and wife Armellla of Idaho; mother and father-in-law Margaret and Jose Omadar Trujillo; sisters-in-law: Juanita Rosales and husband Steve and Antoinette Garcia;brothers-in-law: Victor Trujillo and wife Kathy, Michael Trujillo and wife Deloisa; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation and a rosary were held on Monday, June 5, 2000. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 6, at 10:00 a.m. at Santa Maria de la Paz. A committal service will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery.

Robert Yardman, age 66, died at his Santa Fe home on Friday, June 2, 2000. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Josephine Yardman; sister, Elizabeth Yardman; and brother, David Yardman. Robert was born July 16, 1933, in Santa Fe, NM. He married his wife, Nellie Penner, in 1955. A retired fireman, Robert loved fishing and hunting and he was a regular handyman. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Parish. He is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 45 years, Nellie Yardman, of Santa Fe; his loving children: George Yardman of Aztec, NM, Diana Velarde, Donald Yardman and wife, Elaine, and Kathy Yardman, all of Santa Fe. He is also survived by his brothers, Charlie Yardman and wife, Rosie, of Santa Fe and Eddie Yardman and wife, Lydia, of Aztec, NM; sister, Sylvia Pacheco and husband, Art, of Tesuque; grandchildren: Robert Benito Yardman, Jessica Velarde, Victoria Velarde, Anna Marie Yardman, Katelyn Yardman; sisters-in-law, Rosina Apodaca of Santa Fe, Faye Montoya of Chamita and Tessie Padilla of Santa Fe; brothers-in-law, Billy Penner and Ramona, of Albuquerque, Brice Penner and wife, Louise, of Santa Fe, and Jimmy Baca of Santa Fe; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Visitation will begin on Sunday, June 4, at 3:00 p.m. at Berardinelli Family Chapel, where a rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, June 4, at 11:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery.

Della Herrera, age 88, of Santa Fe, died on Friday, June 2, 2000. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Celedon "Hank" Herrera. Mrs. Herrera was born on May 28, 1912, in Clayton, NM. She married her husband, Jospeh, in Santa Fe and both were long time teachers in Santa Fe. Della was employed with the Santa Fe Public Schools for 30 years. She was a member of the Methodist faith. She is survived by her family: Sam and Delia Taylor of Santa Fe, Joan Garacia of Santa Fe, RoseLee and Andrew Garcia of Clayton, Michael and Laura Taylor of Albuquerque, Trini and Marie Morra of Albuquerque, Jimmy and Fidela Taylor of Clayton, Frank McLaughlin and Tom McLaughlin, Joan Cellitti, Eugean and Jenny Elman, all of California; a very dear friend and care provider, Margie Coriz, of Santa Fe; and numerous other relatives and friends. She will be dearly missed by her relatives, friends, and the many lives she touched as a teacher. Visitation will begin on Sunday, June 4, from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Berardinelli Family Chapel. A memorial service will be conducted on Monday, June 5, at 9:00 a.m. at Berardinelli Family Chapel. Interment will follow at Memorial Gardens.

Clara (Casados) Hargett, age 71, of Santa Fe, died on Tuesday, May 30, 2000. She was preceded in death by her parents, Antonia and Telesfor Casados; brothers, Nick Casados and Arsenio Casados; sister, Ramona Sanchez; and niece/god-daughter, Marie Casados. Before her retirement she was a Glass Technician Inspector at Ball Brothers Corporation and a Physical Therapy Assistant at the El Monte Medical Center in California. She was a member of Cristo Rey Catholic Parish. She is survived by her brother, Cayetano Casados and wife Aurora of Santa Fe, Robert Casados and wife Priscilla of Chandler, AZ; sister, Rose Grimes; sister-in-law, Isabel Casados of Santa Fe; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation will begin on Friday, June 2, at 3:00 p.m. at Berardinelli Family Chapel where a rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, June 3, at 9:00 a.m. at Cristo Rey Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Rosario Cemetery.

George Irving Bell died on May 28th, 2000, from leukemia complications following routine surgery. George was born August 4, 1926, in Evanston, Illinois. He received a BS in Physics from Harvard University in 1947 and a PhD in Theoretical Physics from Cornell University in 1951, where he studied nuclear physics under Hans Bethe. George moved to New Mexico in 1951, where he was a driving force in the Theoretical Physics Division of the Los Alamos National Laboratory until his death. In the early part of his career there, he worked on reactor physics and safety. By the 60's, his interests shifted towards biology and immunology. He served as a group leader for the Theoretical Biology and Biophysics from 1974-1990 and Theoretical Physics Division leader from 1980-1989. He was a founder of the Center for Human Genome Studies in 1988. George authored three books and hundreds of scientific articles and was elected a fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). George was also an avid mountaineer and outdoorsman. His first exposure to technical climbing came during a summer camp to the Tetons while he was in high school. It quickly developed into a passion and he went on four expeditions to the Peruvian Andes in the 50's. He and his team made the first ascent of Yerupaja in 1950 and of Salcantay in 1952, two of Peru's highest and most difficult peaks. In 1953, George attempted K2 (then unclimbed) with a well-knit team. They endured a horrific storm for a week at 25,000', and a terrible accident on the way down. The entire team could easily have been lost, but miraculously all but one team member staggered into base camp. This was a pivotal event in the lives of the seven surviving team members, who became as close as brothers. George was carried out from the base camp and eventually lost two toes to frostbite. Despite this, his enthusiasm for climbing was undiminished. He went on several more Himalayan expeditions, culminating in the first ascent of Masherbrum (the 25th highest peak in the world) in 1960. George then married Virginia (Ginny) Lotz in 1956. In Ginny he found an enthusiastic life partner and together they enjoyed many outdoor adventures. They had two children: Carolyn and George, Jr. Family backpacking and climbing trips were the norm. In their later years, George and Ginny enjoyed a dozen treks in the Himalayas, and another dozen to mountain ranges in the rest of the world. Even at age 73, he remained in remarkable physical shape, hiking 14 miles the weekend before his death. A brilliant but unassuming man, he was a great inspiration to his family, his many friends, colleagues, and young aspiring mountaineers. George is survived by his wife, Ginny; his daughter, Carolyn Bell-Prince and grandchildren Kaitlin, Austin and Derek Prince; his son, George Irving Bell, Jr. and wife, Esther Brady, and grandchildren, Allison and Henry Bell. He is also survived by his elder sister, Dr. Barbara Bell, of the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. A memorial service is planned and will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the American Himalayan Foundation or the American Leukemia Society.

Jack Lowell Canon, age 79, of Rowe Mesa, rode off into the sunset on Tuesday, May 30, 2000 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Santa Fe. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gus and Floy Pearl Canon; brother, George Wayne Canon; and his sister, Midgette Keithly. Jack, who was a lifelong resisdent of Rowe Mesa, wed his wife, Mildred Fidel, on October 18, 1958, in Las Vegas, NM. He followed in his father's footsteps in the ranching and raising of musically inclined pinto beans. He was employed at the Forked Lightning Ranch. He also worked for the Pecos National Monument for a short period of time. He was a World War II Army Air Corp veteran and a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Pecos and Holy Family Catholic Church in Rowe. Jack loved to play music and loved all his family and friends. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Mildred of Rowe Mesa; children, Wayne George Canon and wife Lea of Belen, Malvina Tolman and husband Wesley of Rowe Mesa; grandchildren: Jeremy and Brittany Tolman, Chelsea, Chance and Casey Canon; sisters: Bridgette Childers and husband Jiggs of Santa Fe, Jennie Lynn Taylor and husband Junior of Bentonville, AR, Gustava Cash and husband Gene of Mesa, AZ, Charlotte Huddleston and husband John Perry of Aztec, NM; and numerous other relatives and friends. Visitation will begin on Saturday, June 3, at 9:00 a.m. at Holy Faith Catholic Church in Rowe, where a mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Cremation will follow the mass.

Rollande Antonia Louis-Ferdinand, of Santa Fe, died on Thursday, May 25, 2000. She was preceded in death by her mother, Florence Nisbeth; sister, Paulina Halley; aunts, Yvonne Richardson and Gabrielle Reiph; and uncle, Augustin Dazant. Rollande was born on November 6, 1934, in Saint Martin to Antoine Richardson and Florencia Nisbeth. She wed her husband, Michael Louis-Ferdinand in New York on January 28, 1961. She was a homemaker and an accomplished seamstress. She was proficient in knitting, crocheting, and macramé. She is survived by her loving husband, Michael Louis-Ferdinand; step-mother, Mathilde Richardson Leonardo; mother-in-law, Louise Louis-Ferdinand; aunts: Constance Hodge, Carmen Carrington, Germaine Nicholson, and Ermonie Nisbeth; uncles, Neal Krytoff and John Nisbeth; brothers: Raymond Richardson; Raphael, Jerry, and Lionel Nisbeth; sisters: Rosemonde and Myriam Richardson; Ruth Brooks, and Rika Jansen; brothers-in-law; Robert, George, and Julien Louis-Ferdinand; Ferdie Brooks, Rodolphe Halley, Jantje Jansen, and Germain James; sisters-in-law: Elizabeth Walwyn; Lydia and Irene Nisbeth; nieces: Lina James, Shirley Woods, Barbara Pompier, Jeanette Carty; Candy, Debbie and Suzie Wilson; Jennifer, Ingrid and Jerina Nisbeth; nephews: Jean, Eugene, Andre and Manuel James; John and Danielito Wilson; Raphael and Reynold Richardson; Jerwin and Michael Nisbeth; Dino and Gino Arrondell; Emilio and Sidney Halley; close cousins: Lythie Gumbs; Bathlide and Emma Richardson; Armell, Cassie, Fabian, Nicholas and Rico Arnell; Iona and Monique Stuart, Raphael Christian, Elsie Richardson, Daisy Carty; Cyril Bute, Bernadine VanVeen, and Antoine and Adelle; close friends: Elsie Arnell, Jane Ashworth, Sue Barile, Patricia Curtin, Camille DiMartino, Maryann Mitchell, Joyce Norman, Joyce Hightower, Marjorie Voss, Betty Herrman; god children: Jean James, Faby Gumbs, Donna Arnell, Joseph and Elizabeth Louis-Ferdinand, and Doreen Plana. She was also related to the Baly, VanVeen, Hymon, Gumbs, Lake, Lezin, and many other relations too numerous to mention. A mass will be celebrated on Friday, June 2, at 10:00 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Arthritis Foundation, New Mexico Chapter, PO Box 8022, Albuquerque, NM 87198.

Mabel Romero, age 55 of Santa Fe, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2000. She was born November 27, 1944. Mrs. Romero was a caring mother and loving homemaker. She loved music especially mariachi music and was a member of St. Francis Parish. She will always be loved and missed. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ascencio Romero, Jr.; son, Marcial Eliseo Romero; and brother, Rubel Roybal. She is survived by her loving family, sons: Mike Romero and wife Roberta, Marcial Romero and wife Janet, Marcos Romero, Martin Romero and wife Renee, and Manuel Romero and Tina Anaya, all of Santa Fe; daughter, Michelle Romero and husband Alvin of Santa Fe; grandchildren: Anthony Montoya, Michael Angelo Montoya, Felipe Montoya, Michael Robert Romero, Jr., David Romero, Crystal Romero, Marcial Romero, Jr., Jose Romero, Matthew Romero, Martin Romero, Jr., Marlene Romero, Sonja Romero, Jazmine Romero and Camille Romero; great-grandchild, Danielle Montoya; sisters: Socorro Gutierrez, Timotea Chavez, Antonia Salazar and husband Antonio, Diana Archuleta and husband Richard;brothers, Margarito Roybal and wife Bertha and Nazario Roybal; and many other realtives and friends. Visitation will begin on Thursday, September 28, at 3:00 p.m. at Berardinelli Family Funeral Chapel where a rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 29, at 1:00 p.m. at St. Francis Cathedral. Interment will follow at Rosario Cemetery.

Joseph Patrick Somers, age 86, of Santa Fe, died on Tuesday, September 26, 2000. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Anna Somers and brother, Donald Somers. Mr. Somers was born in Arkansas City, KS, on August 3, 1914. He married Dorothy Muret in Winfield, KS, on September 4, 1937. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Wichita, KS. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dorothy Somers of Santa Fe; son, William Somers and wife Mary Ann Somers of Los Alamos; granddaughters, Alison and Brittany Somers of Los Alamos; sisters, Mary Ellen Hohenberger and Eleanor Ciskowski, both of Ponca City, OK; brothers: Francis Somers of Annapolis, MD, Robert Somers of Aptos, CA, and Charles Somers of San Diego, CA; and many nieces and nephews. No public services will be held.

Antonio G. Archuleta was called by our dear Lord on Monday, September 25, 2000. He was born June 13, 1917. A World War II Veteran, he served in the Army and traveled throughout Europe. After serving in the Army he worked in the construction business and retired. After he retired he was employed by Glorieta Conference Center for five years where he also retired. A devout Catholic, he was a member of St. Anthony's Parish. He also served as an usher at Holy Family Church in Rowe, NM. He loved to spend time with his animals and often nursed them back to health in his own home. He loved to spend time outdoors and made friends quickly and lived life to its fullest. He will truly be missed by all those who knew him. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Teresita; a grandson, Louie Lopez; and granddaughter, Sheryl Gonzales. Mr. Archuleta is survived by two sons: Daniel Archuleta and wife Melva of Sanford, CO and Ramon Archuleta of Rowe, NM; ten daughters: Claudia Varela and husband Cipriano of Pecos, NM, Veronica Archuleta and Tony Chavez of Rowe, NM, Priscilla Saldana and husband Andrew of Pueblo, CO, Avelina Martinez and husband Vince of San Antonio, TX, Christina Trujillo and husband Dennis of Aurora, CO, Carole Valencia and husband Magin of Rowe, NM, Liz Rougemont and husband Danny of Pecos, Martha Stinett and husband Curtis of Pecos, NM, Margaret A. Griego and husband Ron of Santa Fe, NM, and Rose Gonzales and boyfriend Larry Petry of Pecos, NM. He is also survived by 42 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Annie Montoya and husband Joe of Las Vegas, NM; brothers-in-law, Elias Montoya and wife Frances of Taos, Max Montoya and Eluterio Ulibarri of Las Vegas; a very dear niece, Patsy Baltimore and husband Larry of Rio Rancho; and numerous other relatives and many friends. Visitation continues on Thursday, September 28, at 3:00 p.m. at Holy Family Church in Rowe, where a rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 29, at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Church in Rowe. Interment will follow at Holy Family Cemetery.

Gene "Bevo" Lopez, formerly of Santa Fe, passed away at his home in La Joya on Sunday morning, September 24, 2000. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cornelio and Andreita Lopez; brothers, Arthur, Percy and Jerry; and sisters, Marcelina and Angie. Mr. Lopez was employed by Empire Block Co. for 25 years and he retired from Premier Distributing. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a hardworking and loving father, husband and grandfather. He had a wonderful sense of humor and he was devoted to his family. Mr. Lopez is survived by his wife of 47 years, Angelica; sons, Chris Lopez and wife Karen, Mark Lopez, Daniel Lopez and girlfriend Leslie, Geno Lopez and girlfriend Molly; daughters, Geneva Montoya, Katrina Benavidez and husband Robert, Consuelo Romero and husband Gene, Maria Ellena Clokey, Maria Louisa Greene and husband Eric and Giovanni Lopez; special niece, Lillian Anaya and husband Mel; brothers, Ezekiel Lopez and wife Lori, Benny Lopez and wife Ramona; sisters, Tere Abeyta and husband Arturo, Rosie Ortiz and husband Victor, Susie Madrid and husband Ramon, Mercy Gonzales and husband Tommy, and Virginia Medina; 25 grandchildren; many relatives and friends; and close friend Don McTiegue. Visitation will begin on Tuesday, September 26, at 6:00 p.m. at Berardinelli Family Funeral Service where a rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 27, at 1:00 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery.

John A. Pacheco, age 74, died peacefully on Thursday, September 21, 2000, surrounded by his loving family. John was born on December 22, 1925 in Lyden, NM, to the late Juan Antonio Pacheco, Sr. and Delia C. Lopez. He was preceded in death by his two infant sons, Gregory and Steven, brothers Ralph and John N. Lopez, sister Simona Archuleta, and a very special loving family member Frank R. Selph. Mr. Pacheco was discharged honorably in 1946 as a Seaman 1st Class from the United States Navy. He served in the Pacific and was awarded the Victory Medal and Asiatic Pacific Ribbon. Mr. Pacheco, a graduate of St. Michael's High School went on to graduate from St. Michael's College, now known as the College of Santa Fe. A retired New Mexico State employee, Mr. Pacheco was dedicated in working at the State Penitentiary as a correctional officer, caseworker and adult education instructor. A member of Guadalupe Parish, he was instrumental in founding the Guadalupe Credit Union. He was a fraternal member of La Union Protectiva, Woodmen of the World, and the American Legion. A loving husband, father, and grandfather, he is survived by his wife of 49 years, Aurelia C. Pacheco; his daughters, Rosabelle Pacheco, Loretta King and husband Vladmir, Theresa Vargas and husband Stephen, and an only son, Charles A. Pacheco and wife Bernadette. Mr. Pacheco loved and spoiled his grandchildren, Venessa, Christina and Kesha King, David John and Maria Louisa Sena and Jennifer, Amanda and Charlene Pacheco. Other family surviving him are brothers, Ruben Lopez and wife Natalie, Robert Lopez and wife Dolores, Thomas Lopez and wife Brett, and Alex Lopez; sisters, Nellie Allen and husband Dick, and Lourdes Lopez. Sisters-in-law surviving him are Cora Selph, Luisa Arellano, Lucy Gonzales and husband Alfirio, and Marilyn Garcia. Brothers-in-law surviving him are Bert Cordova and wife Gloria, Richard Cordova and wife Evelyn, Jose Cordova and wife Diane. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation will begin on Saturday, September 23, at 6:00 p.m. at Berardinelli Family Chapel where a rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. by La Union Protectiva. Visitation continues on Sunday, September 24, at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church where a rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, September 25, at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Carmelite Monastery, 49 Mt. Carmel Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87501.

Helen T. Luna, age 87, of Santa Fe, died on Sunday, September 17, 2000. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Luna; brothers, Raymond, Albert, Napoleon, Pete, Elmer, Mariano Tixier; sister, Emma Lujan; and granddaughter, Marilyn Emanuele. Mrs. Luna worked for the New Mexico State Health Department for 32 years before her retirement. She was very devoted and involved with her family. She loved to sew and was a member of "Stitch and Bitch". She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Parish. She is survived by her loving children: Louana Miera and husband Bob, Dennis Luna and wife Carmen, all of Santa Fe, J. Rockne Luna and wife Darlene of Lafayette, CA, Selene Hall and husband David, Niwot, CO. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Michael Miera and wife Karmella, Michelle Miera, Martin Miera and wife Marlene, Lyndi Miera, Melissa Bash and husband John, Robby Miera, Mark Eddie Miera and wife Sonya, Charles Emanuele, Joseph Luna, Kenny Luna and wife Anna Marie, Helene Luna, John Luna and wife Monica, Jennifer Luna, Angela Luna, Melissa Luna, Mariah Hall and Jesse Hall; nine great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Alonzo Tixier and wife Peggy and Raul Tixier; sister, Eileen Zemka and husband Bill; and sisters-in-law, Sylvestra Luna, Adela Luna, and Ethel Moya and husband Dan. Visitation will begin on Wednesday, September 20, at 6:00 p.m. at Berardinelli Family Chapel where a rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, September 21, at 10:00 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Rosario Cemetery.

Richard Tom "R.T." Romero, age 69, of Santa Fe died on Sunday, September 17, 2000, following a short illness. He was preceded in death by his wife, Guadalupita in 1990; parents, Antonio and Emilia; son, David; grandson, Daniel; brothers, George and Benny; and mother-in-law, Margarita Baca. Tom was born December 29, 1930, in Santa Fe. He graduated from St. Michael's High School and the College of Santa Fe. He was an accountant with the State of New Mexico and in private practice for many years. He retired as the Santa Fe County Indigent Fund Director in 1995. Tom was a long time member of St. Anne Catholic Parish, where he volunteered his time and talents. He is survived by his loving children: Tom Romero and wife Sonja of Albuquerque, Valerie Gonzales and husband Lawrence, Ernie Romero and wife Theresa, Cindy Cordova and husband Ramon, all of Santa Fe, Jeanette Romero of Jacksonville, FL, Ron Romero and fiancee Joanna of Santa Fe, Theresa Bell and husband Douglas of Albuquerque; special friend, Bernie Jaramillo of Espanola; brothers, Frank Rome and wife Susanna of Denver, CO, Johnny Romero and wife Corine of Santa Fe, Gilbert Romero and wife Sheila of Hawthorne, CA, Dan Romero and wife Priscilla of Santa Fe, Margaret Dieppa and husband Andy of Placitas, NM; sister, Frances Hernandez of Santa Fe; grandchildren: Tom Ward, Angela Cordova, Dominique and Megan Romero, Elisha and Teddy Bennett, Camille, Aaron and Ryan Romero, Marshall and Matthew Romero, Leticia and Andres Gonzales and Sophia Bell; and numerous cousins and friends. Visitation will begin on Tuesday, September 19, from 3-5 p.m. at Berardinelli Family Chapel. Tom will then be taken to St. Anne Catholic Church where visitation will continue at 6:30 p.m. and where a rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 20, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to The Hospice Center, 1400 Chama Ave., Santa Fe, NM 87505.

Jimmy Ray Bowlin, age 51, passed away at his Santa Fe home Saturday, September 16, 2000, after a lifelong battle of illnesses. Jimmy (Jimbo) was born in Santa Fe, NM, on May 24 1949. He has held several state and local offices in Jaycees. He was a member of the NM Chapter of Jaycees, and was J.C.I. Senator #34523. He was in the World Book of Who's Who in the Outstanding Young Men of America. He also received the highest award available in the Cub Scouts of America. These are but a few of his numerous lifelong accomplishments. Jimbo was preceded in death by his grandparents, Aaron D. and Mary Pearl Wilson of Santa Fe; brother, Guy Van De Valde of La Junta, CO; sister, Vickie Marie Van De Valde of Santa Fe; and grandfather, Carl Bowlin of Albuquerque. He is survived by his mother, Jean Van De Valde and husband Leonard of Santa Fe; brothers: Mike Van De Valde and wife Judy of Warrensburg, MO, Wes Van De Valde and wife Gerri of Santa Fe, Terry Van De Valde and wife LuAnn of Moriarty, NM, David Van De Valde, Bill Van De Valde and RoseAnn Ward, all of Santa Fe,; sister, Stephanie Addington of Denver, CO; grandmother, Mary Lou Bowlin of CA; father, Bob Bowlin and wife Barbara of Grants, NM; sisters, Beverly Allen and husband John, Bonnie Bowlin, all of Albuquerque; brother, Bruce Bowlin of Albuquerque. He is also survived by 13 nieces; nine nephews, eight great-nieces; seven great-nephews; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 19, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Berardinelli Family Chapel. Funeral Services will be conducted on Wednesday, September 20, at 1:00 p.m. at Berardinelli Family Chapel. Interment will follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The Hospice Center, 1400 Chama Ave., Santa Fe, NM 87505.


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