Miscellaneous Santa Fe County, New Mexico Obituaries
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|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
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 SANCHEZ 86, 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.