Miscellaneous Santa Fe County, New Mexico Obituaries

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The beautiful "KAT'" KATHLEEN J. LOPEZ, age 31, of Santa Fe passed away.She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Jose E. Lujan and her father,Robert E. Lopez. Kat had a career in culinary arts and worked in several restaurants in Santa Fe.She also worked as a cashier at Albertsons and the City of Gold Casino. Her "Mommy" was her life and she cared for her with all her heart. Kat was very much loved by her mother, sisters and brothers and always reached out to help them when needed. She was genuinely caring, loving and trusting to all her many friends. She loved spoiling her nieces and nephews with gifts and love. Her beautiful smile brought happiness to those around her and she loved to make everyone laugh with her distinct laughter.She is survived by her mother; Margaret Lopez; sisters: Liz Z. Montoya, Trish Lopez and Roberta Lopez; brothers: Tim J. Lopez and wife Regina,Joe Lopez and wife Aurora, James Lopez and wife Michelle; nieces: Jessica Montoya, Brittany Lopez, Jamie Lopez, Jamila Lopez, Victoria Lopez; nephews: Ruben Montoya, Mannie Montoya, Joshua Montoya, Margarito Lujan; great aunt, Juanita Gonzales and many other relatives and friends.Kat was a graduate of Santa Fe High School, class of 1987 and attended the Santa Fe Community College.She was very outgoing and had a great personality and lived each day to the fullest.Kat, we the family pray for your soul and for you to be our guardian angel. You are a part of us and with you; a part of us has died. Our lives will never be the same without you.We gratify the glory that you will be representing God in heaven to watch over us and help us to endure the pain we will suffer from the loss of your presence.We love and miss you dearly.A visitation will take place on Thursday, October 19, 2000 at 5:00 p.m. at Santa Maria de la Paz Catholic Church where a rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m.Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, October 20, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis Cathedral.Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service,1399 Luisa, Santa Fe, 984-8600.

Our Angel David F. Perea, 47 of Santa Fe died suddenly on October 18, 2000.David was born on May 4,1953 in Santa Fe, NM. He was preceded in death by his parents, Adela and Luis Perea and brother,Louie Perea, Jr.He is survived by his brother, Archie Perea and wife, Connie; sisters:Josie Martinez and husband Isidro of Pecos, Nellie Corriz and husband Louie of Santa Fe, Mary Jane and husband Duane of Los Lunas, Lucille Apodaca of Santa Fe, Ana Marie Gonzales and husband Gilbert of Santa Fe; aunt, Eva Montoya of Santa Fe; many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends; special friend, Paul Cook, and David's family at Challenge New Mexico. Visitation will take place on Thursday, October 19, 2000 at 6:00 p.m.at Berardinelli Family Chapel where a rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. A second visitation will take place on Friday, October 20, 2000 at 5:00 p.m. at San Jose Catholic Church in La Cieniga where a rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at San Jose Catholic Church. Interment will follow at San Jose Cemetery.

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.

LIBRADA SALAZAR PFLUEGER DE SANCHEZ, age 97 of Santa Fe passed away October 1, 2000.She was preceded in death by her husband, Juan B. Sanchez, her daughter, Lucille Trujillo, and son-in-law Tony T. Romero, Jr. She was born in Galisteo, New Mexico on April 19th, 1903, the daughter of Martina Salazar and Carlos Pflueger De Sanchez. She is survived by her daughter:Sibia A. Romero; sons: Jose Leon Sanchez and wife Pauline and Carlos Sanchez; son-in-law, Nick Trujillo; grandchildren, Lynette Trujillo, Josephine Romero and husband, Ernest A. Romero and wife Judy, Lucille Duran and husband Robert, Eleanor Gonzales and husband Antonio, Carlos J. Romero and wife Angela; Great Grandchildren, Lora, Angel, and Joseph Romero, Raul Duran, Cheo and Sonrisa Gonzales; nieces and nephews, Loretta Sapian, Cecilia Sandoval Gonzales, Ramon Padilla, Dolores Davis, Ysura Maestas, Mary Caliz, Ernestine Sade, Christine Duran, Marcus, Eusibio, Rafael, and Levio Sanchez; and 4 great great grandchildren. Visitation will begin at 3:00 P.M. Thursday, October 5 at Berardinelli Family Chapel, where a Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM Thursday evening. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am Friday, Oct. 6 at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church.Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, 1399 Luisa, Santa Fe, 984-8600.

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.

Henry (Enrique) G. Roybal.Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 6, 2001 at 11:30 AM at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Interment will follow at 1:00 PM in Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 525 W. Alameda Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501 or the American Cancer Society, Southwestern Division, 839 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501.

Hugh B. Burt, 72 died at his home in Taos, NM on April 1, 2001. Mr. Burt was a life member of the Taos Volunteer Fire Department and was retired from the Los Alamos and Taos school systems. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Burt and a daughter, Gladys Marie Burt. He is survived by his children: Marianne Anglada and husband Richard of Roswell, Hugh Burt, Jr. of Taos, Claudette Mora and husband Alan of Albuquerque, Arthur Burt and wife Carmella of Taos, Loretta Mirabal and husband Jim of Albuquerque, Myna Aylla and husband Floyd of Taos, Michael Burt of Albuquerque, Tanya Burt of Taos; 16 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. A rosary will be recited on Thursday, April 5, 2001 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Taos. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 6, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. also at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Taos. Interment will follow at Sierra Vista Cemetery in Taos.

Veronica Perez, 73 of Santa Fe, passed away in Albuquerque on Sunday, April 1, 2001. She was preceded in death by her husband Albert Perez and sister, Gloria Segovia. Mrs. Perez is survived by her daughters: Beatrice Zamora and husband Gene of Taos and Lourdes Frinkman and husband Jay of Albuquerque; sisters: Lucy Patterson and Bobbie Granados of Oakland, CA; grandchildren: Rodney Michelle, Brenda, Lauren, Thomas; great grandchildren: Nicole, Nathan, Nicholas and Tanya; nephews and nieces: John, Richard, Leonard, Patricia and Mirasol; brother in law, Willie Segovia. Visitation will be held at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2001 at Berardinelli Funeral Chapel where a rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at St. Anne Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the Santa Fe National Cemetery.

Rose Marie Harris passed away unexpectedly on March 29, 2001. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Annie Tapia; her godson John Eastham-Tapia. She is survived by her beloved husband, Warren O. Harris; sisters: JoAnn Eastham-Tapia, Dolly Tapia and Oliva, Tapia Chavez and husband, Robert; brothers: Joseph and Anthony Tapia; nieces: Anna Maria Voltura, M.D., Aurora Sierra, Marina Eastham, Jenna Rose Chavez; nephews: Marc Voltura and wife Kerry, David Sierra, Jr., Matt Chavez, Roger and Joe Longenbach; father-in-law, Owen F. Harris; sister-in-law, Patti Longenbach and husband Roger. Rose Marie graduated in 1965 from Santa Fe High School and was retired from Continental Airlines after 20 years of service. She was employed in the Office of the Governor Bruce King and served as Director of Training for the US Bureau of Census in 1990. Mrs. Harris was proud to assist in establishing the First Metropolitan Court Appellate Division for the NM Public Defenders Office. Rose Marie was chairman of the Governor's Career Conference in 1995. She took pride in serving as a receptionist at the Marachiando & Vigil Law Firm at the time of her death. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Santa Gertrudis Breeders International Junior Member Scholarship Fund.A rosary will be recited on Monday, April 2, 2001 at 7:00 p.m.at Berardinelli Family Chapel.Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 3, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis Cathedral

RUTH FITZHUGH DePRIEST, 82, a long time resident of Los Alamos, died Tuesday, March 27, 2001 in Santa Fe.She was born March 4, 1919 in Antonito, Colorado. She married Vaughn H. DePriest on February 1, 1937.They moved from Manassa, Colorado to Los Alamos in 1945, where they were active in the VFW for many years, and were among the families forming the early Los Alamos Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Ruth enjoyed working in the Los Alamos School cafeterias in the 1970's and she excelled in being a homemaker, wife, mother, and friend. Preceding her in death were her parents, Clarence and Minnie Richerson Fitzhugh of Antonito and Chromo, Colorado; her husband, Vaughn DePriest; and sisters: Evelyn Fitzhugh and Elizabeth Jones. Ruth is survived by her children: Peggy Bradberry and husband Jim of Los Alamos, Roxye McNeil of Ojai,California, and Clarence DePriest and wife Karen of Orem, Utah; her brother, Alvin Fitzhugh of Chromo, CO; grandchildren: Cinnamon McNeil, Cheryl Marshall and husband Matt, Julie Smith, David DePriest and Holly DePriest; six step-grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Her family will receive friends at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Ward Church, 366 Grand Canyon in White Rock from 9:00 am to 10:30 AM Monday, April 2, 2001 where a funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 AM. Interment will take place Tuesday, April 3, 2001 at the Sanford, Colorado Cemetery

Tito A. Gurule, a resident of Santa Fe since 1934, passed away peacefully on March 29, 2001 at his home, surrounded by his loving family just two days short of his 89th birthday. Mr. Gurule was born in Taos, NM on March 31, 1912 to Gabriel and Teodora Gurule. Mr. Gurule came to Santa Fe with the Civilian Conservation Corps. (CCC) where he met his future bride, Felipita Montoya, continuing on with the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Mr. Gurule also worked at the Bruns Army Hospital during World War II and with the State of New Mexico for 37 years retiring in 1982. Mr. Gurule will be remembered for his compassion and his generous sharing of his time and talents to his family, parish and community including helping to establish the Guadalupe Parish Credit Union. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Felipita; brother, Eloy Gurule and wife Mary of Taos, NM; his children: Marie Garcia and husband Carlos, Albert Gurule and wife Tessie, Leo Gurule and wife Missy, Philip Gurule and wife Sylvia, Patricia Ann Gurule, Ben Gurule and wife Thomasina, Arthur Gurule and wife Anna; grandchildren: Andrew Garcia, Ray Garcia, Imelda Carmack and husband Mark, Roxane Garcia, who served as his long time caretaker, Keith Garcia, Jeannette Gurule, Camille Castillo and husband Robert, Mark Gurule, Eric Gurule, Shana Gurule, Jeremy Gurule, Angel Gurule, Alyssa Gurule; five step grandchildren, six great grandchildren and three step great grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment to follow in Rosario Cemetery. Memorials in Mr. Gurule's honor may be directed to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Building Fund, 417 Agua Fria St., Santa Fe, NM 87501.

ROSE R. RODRIGUEZ SANCHEZ86, a life long resident of Santa Fe, died early Saturday, March 03, 2001 following a short illness. She was preceded in death by her son, Leroy Joseph Chavez, her father, Augustine Rodriguez, her mother, Flora Rodriguez, and brothers, Benny, Frank, and Augustine, Jr, Rodriguez. Mrs. Sanchez worked with Mary Esther Gonzales at the Alto Street Senior Citizens Center for twelve years. She was a member of Cristo Rey Catholic Community. She is survived by her son, Johnny A Sanchez; her sister-in-law, Lena Rodriguez, and her God-son, Michael Combs, Jr, and other relatives. A Rosary was recited last eveniong at 7:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on today Cristo Rey Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow the mass at Rosario Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be: Marcos Rodriguez, Matthew Salazar, Tom Monge, Leroy Padilla, Michael Combs, Jr. and Bill Lopez. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, 1399 Luisa, 984-8600.

Melvin Sanchez of Santa Fe passed away Sunday, March 4, 2001. His father, Joe A. Sanchez, preceded him in death. Melvin is survived by his mother, Orlinda Sanchez of Santa Fe; brothers: Antonio and Mona Sanchez, and Morri and Stephanie of Pojoaque; Joe and Laurie Sanchez of Chimayo; and Archie Sanchez of Los Lunas; uncle: Archie Romero of Santa Fe; Godparents; Evaristo and Dora Romero of Chimayo; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Visitation begins Wednesday, March 7, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. in the Berardinelli Family Chapel, and a rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Graveside services will take place at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, 2001, at the Chimayo Cemetery.

ETHEL "JIGGS" KESTELL 68, of White Rock, died Friday, March 2, 2001 at Los Alamos Medical Center, after fighting and surviving cancer for six and a half years. She was a cancer buddy and an inspiration of strength to friends and family. She was born September 15, 1932 in White Sulphur Springs, Montana, the daughter of Leonard and Norma Kelly. She attended grade school there, moving later to Thompson Falls, Montana where she graduated from high school in 1950. She married James Ronning in Fort Benton, Montana on September 1, 1954, and was a devoted and proud mother of two sons born to this union. They lived in Missoula, Darby, and Hamilton, Montana, and also Halfway, Oregon before moving to Colville, Washington in 1972. In Colville, she was an avid bowler, a member of the Mt. Carmel Hospital Auxilary, and the Colville Improvement Club. She married Jerry Kestell, her high school sweetheart, in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho on October 22, 1983. They were reunited after more than thirty years at their high school class reunion. The sweethearts shared more than seventeen years together and lived in Los Alamos (White Rock), New Mexico. She is survived by her husband, Jerry; her sons, Michael Ronning of Spokane, Washington, and Marvin Ronning of Providence, Rhode Island; sister, Alice Ross of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; neices, Eileen Ross and Nancy Nelson, many aunts, uncles and cousins, step-children and families, Ken and Susan Kestell, Pat and Susan Kestell, Laura Lea Hagg, Vikki Kestell and Conrad Smith, and 13 grandchildren. Her parents preceded her in death. A Celebration of Life for her will be held Saturday, March 10th, at 2:00 PM at Calvary Chapel, 580 North Mesa, Los Alamos. Interment will take place at a later time at the Thompson Falls City Cemetery in Thompson Falls, Montana. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Alliance for Lung Cancer Advocacy, Support and Education, 1601 Lincoln Ave, Vancouver, WA 98660; to the National Sjogren's Syndrom Association, 3201 West Evans Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85023; Mt. Carmel Hospital Auxiliary (Scholarship Fund), Colville, WA 99114; or the Calvary Chapel Christian School, 580 North Mesa, Los Alamos, NM 8754

ANTHONY MARTIN SWEENEY, 45, of Santa Fe,died Friday, March 9, 2001 in Santa Fe. He was preceded in death by his uncle and padrino,Jose Armijo,aunt Josephita (Pepa) Sandoval, and uncle George Rodriguez. Anthony was born June 7, 1955 in Santa Fe, the son of Joe R. and Mary Armijo Sweeney.He attended schools in Santa Fe,and has worked with the New Mexico National Guard for the past 23 years.He enjoyed the out doors; was a great hunter and fisherman. He is survived by his parents, Joe R. and Mary Armijo Sweeney of Santa Fe; his children, Martin Sweeney, Michelle Sweeney, Daniel Sweeney, Melinda Sweeney, and Matthew Steward, sisters, Louise Hurtado and husband Charles, Barbara Valencia and husband Mike, Pearl Dorado and husband Jesus, and Margaret Gonzales and husband Santiago; brothers, Ray Sweeney and wife Rosie, James Sweeney and wife Clara, and Patrick Sweeney; nieces and nephews, Tim Hurtado, Karen Tatum and husband Bill, Debbie Sweeney, Joe Ray Sweeney III, Elizabeth Sweeney, Nicholas Valencia, Marlene Sweeney,Kimberly Dorado, Oona Gonzales, and Santiago Gonzales Jr.; great nieces and nephews, Nathan and Phillip Hurtado, Garrett Tatum, Brandon Purcell, Nathaniel Sweeney, Joe Ray Sweeney, IV, Destiny and Trinity Sweeney; numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins in New Mexico and Colorado; and numerous friends.Visitation will begin at 6:00 pm today at Cristo Rey Catholic Church, where a Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM this evening.Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM Wednesday at Cristo Rey Catholic Church. Interment with full military honors will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery.


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