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HARRY WILLIAM "BILL" ANDERSON, 75, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2001 , born in El Paso, the son of Harry and Irene Anderson. He was a 1950 Graduate of Texas College of Mines with a degree in Business Administration. He was a third generation owner of Anderson Food Stores; established by his grandmother, Lena Herry Anderson Quinn. He also managed Tri-State Wholesale Grocers and was partner/owner of R.S. Palmer Lumber Company in Deming, NM and a member of First Baptist Church. Survived by his wife of 54 years, Emily Butler Anderson; two sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas William and Janice Berger Anderson of Odessa, TX; James Hamilton and Patsy Ramsey Anderson of Lake Jackson, TX; daughter and son-in-law, Catherine A. and Cliff R. Richards, III of Spokane, WA; grandchildren, Thomas Nathan Anderson and wife, Amy, Andrea Janice Wood and husband, James, Ryan Phillip Anderson, Jonathan William Anderson and Davis William Richards; sister, Peggy Anderson Lane of Pasadena, TX; aunt, Marguerite Anderson Chant of El Paso and sister-in-law, Dorothy Butler McKenzie of Las Cruces, NM and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ford Chapel on Friday, December 14 with Funeral Services beginning at 11 a.m. in the chapel with Dr. Levi Price, Jr. officiating. Interment in Restlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Inc., Woodholme Medical Building, 1838 Greene Tree Road, Suite 515, Baltimore, MD 21208 or to First Baptist Church Foundation, 805 Montana Avenue, El Paso, TX 79902.

Richard R. Chavarria, 89, passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2001. Mr. Chavarria retired after 40 years as a brakeman for Texas Pacific Railroad. He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. Mr. Chavarria was preceded in death by his 1st wife, Trinidad Chavarria. He is survived by his wife, Mary Chavarria, sons Richard Chavarria, Jr., Alfred Chavarria, Chris Chavarria, daughters Eufella Candelaria, Mary Lou Navarette and Ada Vargas, 22 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Visitation for Mr. Chavarria will be held Friday, December 14, 2001 from 4:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. at Martin Funeral Home West. Rosary will be held Friday, December 14, 2001 at 7:30 P.M. at St. Jude Catholic Church. Funeral mass will be held Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 1:00 P.M. at St. Jude Catholic Church, Msgr. Rafael Miranda officiating. Pallbearers will be Tony Sanchez, Danny Chavarria, Sal Vargas III, Alfred Chavarria, Jr., Paco Martinez, and Humberto Mesa Jr. Honorary Pallbearers will be Vincent De La Rosa, Nathan Garrido and Bobby Chavarria. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park.

CARMEN OPORTO, 81, lifelong resident of San Elizario passed away Friday, December 07, 2001. She was a member of the Catholic Church. Mrs. Oporto is survived by her sons Tomas Oporto, Frank Oporto, and Roberto Oporto and her daughter Mary Oporto Alarcon. Other survivors include seventeen grandchildren and twenty two great-grandchildren, her brother Frank Chavez and sister Angela Martinez. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Visitation will be Friday December 14, 2001 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Mt Carmel Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be held at San Elizario Catholic Church at 7:00 PM. Mass will be held Saturday December 15, 2001 at 10:00 AM at San Felipe De Jesus Catholic Church. Interment will be at Mt Carmel Cemetery.

ROBERT A. "BOB" DANIELS, 79, passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2001, a resident of El Paso for 53 years. He was a veteran of WWII in the Merchant Marines, he was also a Fire Chief with the Tigua Volunteer Fire Department, owner and founder of Daniels Roofing. He was past Scout Master of Troop #96, a member Lower Valley Optimist and Lower Valley Lions Club, past president of Concordia Heritage Association, Discover El Paso past president, Faith Presbyterian Church, past president of Texas Roofing Contractors Association. He was preceded in death by his brother, Bill Johnson and is survived by his wife of 57 years, Inez Daniels, his two sons, Mike and his wife, Debbie Daniels and Dave and his wife, Janna Daniels; four grandchildren, Richard, Christi, Monica and Bryce; one great-grandson, Joshua. Memorial Service will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 16th in Faith Presbyterian Church with Pastor Bill Schlesinger officiating. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of El Paso.

ELISA C. ACOSTA, 93, went to be with our Lord on Monday, December 10, 2001. She was a longtime resident of El Paso and was residing in California for the last 4 years. She was a devout Catholic. Preceded in death by her husband, Salvador Acosta and is survived by her son, Felipe Acosta; daughter, Estella Gutierrez; brother, George Chavez; 22 grandchildren; 60 great grandchildren; 20 great great grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday, December 14, 2001 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with rosary service at 7:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home-Central Chapel. Funeral mass will be Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Fr. Rolando Fonseca officiating. Interment at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

CHRISTINO M. RAMOS July 24, 1922 - December 11, 2001 Preceding in death son, Christino Ramos, Jr. Survived by wife of 61 years, Guadalupe O. Ramos, Children - Linda Rabe, Mary Fisher, Edward Ramos, Theresa Valdez, Susan Cutcher, Dolores Warrington, Robert Ramos, Johnnie Ramos, Gloria Gavin, Sherry Ramos, Angela Nunez and Jason Ramos; Brothers - Johnny Ramos, Lupe Robledo, 24 Grandchildren and 18 Great-Grandchildren. He received the Purple Heart during WWII; he also served in the Korean War. He was retired from the U.S. Army after serving 20 years. Visitation will be Sunday, December 16th from 12 Noon to 4 p.m. with Rosary at 3:00 p.m. Graveside Service will be Monday, December 17th at 10:30 a.m. in Fort Bliss National Cemetery with Military Honors.

ERNESTINE ANNA DISTLER, 67, passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2001. Resident of El Paso for 30 years and a member of the Rosary Alter Society at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church and the Needy Ministry for the Church. She was also a member of the Craft Group at Veterans Park. She is survived by her husband of 44 years Robert Distler, sons, Robert Distler, Jr. John Distler and James Distler, daughters, Catherine Collins and Teresa Rosa, 9 grandchildren and brothers, Joe Lampert, John Lampert and Martin Lampert, sisters, Mary Richeson and Fran Borders. Visitation for Mrs. Distler will be on Sunday, December 16, 2001 from 5 pm until 8 pm at Sunset Funeral Home, located at 4631 Hondo Pass, El Paso, Texas. Recital of the rosary will also be on Sunday at the funeral home chapel at 7 pm. Mass of the Resurrection will be at 9:30 am on Monday, December 17, 2001 at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Fort Bliss National Cemetery.

Sara Esquivel Cervantes, 72, passed away Thursday, December 13, 2001. Born in Gallup, New Mexico, she was a longtime resident of El Paso and employed in the manufacturing department at El Paso Laundry. Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Rafael G. Cervantes; sons, Rafael Jose, Salvador, Alfredo and Hector; daughters, Irma Martinez, Maria Eugenia Gomez, Patricia Marquez and Veronica Cervantes; 22 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; brothers, Alfredo and David Esquivel; sisters, Alvina Esquivel and Dolores Vera; along with several more relatives and friends. The Mass of the Resurrection will be said at 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 2709 Alabama St. Interment will follow at Evergreen East Cemetery. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home-East.

LeROY J. BOND, 96, passed away on December 12, 2001. He was a long time El Paso resident and with his wife, owned and operated Bond Business School and Bond Business Equipment. He was born in Goldfield, Colorado on June 9, 1905 and grew up in the mining towns in and around Cripple Creek, Colorado. He moved to California when he was 18 and later worked for the Underwood Corporation and the Boy Scouts of America. Underwood transferred him to El Paso in 1945 as service manager. In 1950 he moved to Albuquerque, NM where he and Mr. Ranville formed Ranville-Bond Company, an Underwood agency. He returned to El Paso ten years later and with his wife founded Bond Business School and Bond Business Equipment. He loved working and even after his retirement at age 77 he visited his former customers to be sure their machines were working properly. He was pre-deceased by his wife of 64 years, Ida Mary, who passed away on April 24, 1998. He is survived by his daughters, Martha-Jean Strauss and Marcy Dougharty Jones, his sons-in-law, George Strauss and Durrell Jones, four grandchildren, Laura Mills, Loretta Eastman, John Strauss and Mike Dougharty and four great-grandchildren, Amy Mills, Kristy Eastman, Matthew Eastman and Andrew Dougharty. Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 16, 2001 from 12 noon until 4:00 p.m. at Restlawn Funeral Home, 4848 Alps. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, December 17, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at Restlawn Mausoleum Chapel. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 4400 N. Mesa or your favorite charity.

THOMAS ALBERT KROUPA, 83, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 12, 2001. Thomas was a MSGT. who served in the U.S. Army with 10 plus years of service and was a World War II and Korean Conflict Veteran. Mr. Kroupa retired from Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. after 30 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Kroupa; son and his wife, Thomas A. Kroupa II (Patricia); Grandchildren: David, Adam and Maxwell; great grandchild, Alexis; brothers, Bill and Howard Kroupa and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be on Monday December 17, 2001 at 12 noon at Martin Funeral Home Central Chapel. Interment at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery with military honors. "He will be missed by all..." In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Church of El Paso, 3720 Buckner, El Paso, TX 79925 or to the Salvation Army 3920 Morehead Avenue, El Paso, TX 79930 in Thomas' memory. Visit www.mem.com.

MARY ALICE BROOKS, 68, passed away Friday, December 14, 2001 in a local hospital. She was a resident of El Paso for 40 years. Mrs. Brooks was a longtime employee for Betty's House of Travel and was also a member of the East Side Welcome Club. She was preceded in death by her husband James W. Brooks. She is survived by her son Kent Emmitt Brooks. Daughters, Monica Warwick and Kimberly Rene Treadwell. 6 Grandchildren and 1 Great Grandchild. Sister, Dora Jean Huiatt. Visitation will be Monday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home Carolina. Funeral Service will be Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Members of the family will serve as pallbearers. Interment will b e in Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME CAROLINA, 1060 Carolina Dr 598-3332

JOSE O. TAGLE, 83, passed away on Friday, December 14, 2001. Mr. Tagle was a lifelong resident of El Paso, Texas and was in the U.S. Navy and served during WWII. He was preceded in death by his wif, Consuelo Martinez Tagle. Survivors include his son, James Anthony Tagle Jr., daughter, JoAnne Syska, 4 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchilc and a sister, Refugio Cooper. Visitation will be form 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, December 16, 2001 at Sunset Funeral Home N.E. rosary will also be on Sunday at the funeral home chapel. Mass of the resurrection will be on Monday, December 17, 2001 at 12:00 p.m. at Christ The Savior Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Fort Bliss National Cemetery with military honors.

HELEN SUE LEONARD, 66, passed away in a local hospital on December 13, 2001 after a lengthy illness. A 44 year resident of El Paso, she was born in St. Louis, MO on October 13, 1935. She retired from Ft. Bliss in 1993 after more than 30 years of civil service with the U.S. Army. Her parents, Marion F. McDaniel and Helen A. Shaw McDaniel and her brother, James W. McDaniel, preceded her in death. Two daughters and their families, all of El Paso, survive her: Lynda S. Fields Aponte and her husband, Rudy; grandson David R. Aponte; granddaughter, Jessica S. Aponte; and Susan K Leonard Adams and several nieces and nephews also survive her. A memorial service is scheduled for Tuesday, December 18 at 6 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home, 4631 Hondo Pass, with Pastor guy Jones officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the El Paso Cancer Treatment Center, Attention: Ava Ortega or the El Paso Humane Society.

MIGUEL ANGEL OROZCO, 67, passed away on Friday, December 14, 2001. He was a longtime resident of El Paso, and owner of Hair Showcase Beauty Salon. Mr. Orozco is survived by his wife Leticia Orozco, three sons, Mike, Victor and Rubn Orozco; daughter Lydia Y. Orozco; and 6 grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers Gilberto, Fernando and Rodolfo Orozco and sisters Maria De Jesus and Dolores Orozco. Visitation will be held on Monday, December 17, 2001 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with a rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home East. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at Little Flower Catholic Church. Burial will take place at Mount Carmel Cemetery.

ARDELLA IRENE HAYNES, 67, a resident of El Paso for over 50 years passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2001 in El Paso, Texas. Mrs. Haynes was a teacher's assistant at Eastwood High School. She is survived by her sons, William Eldridge Haynes III and Clifton Eugene Haynes, and her daughters, Beverly Wilson, Lillian Aiken, and Jacqueline Burt. 7 Grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren. Brother, Jessie Arrington, and sister, Marion Patterson. Services are scheduled as follows: Visitation from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on sunday December 16, 2001 in the Chapel of remembrance at Sunset Funeral Home East. Funeral Service is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 17, 2001 aat Community Baptist Church. Interment at Restlawn Memorial Cemetery. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home East.

ELI MANRIQUEZ, passed away on December 6, 2001 in San Antonio, Texas. He was a lifelong resident of El Paso and a member of All Saints Catholic Church, graduated from Austin High School, and was a Junior at UT - San Antonio majoring in Electrical Engineering. Eli was a lover of life, an Eagle Scout in his youth who grew up to be an intelligent, handsome man with an array of interests and talents spanning from music composer to martial artist. Laid back and relaxed, Eli lived his life his own unique way with a signature smile that left an imprint on the hearts and lives of all he met. "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart.." Jer.1:5. Survivors: Parents: Loretta and Martin Manriquez, Sister: Alynna, Brother: Matthew. Grandparents: Dolores Lucero, Aurora and Gabriel Manriquez (dec.), aunts and uncles, cousins, friends and godchild Selena M. Lucero. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 22, 2001 at 12:00 pm at All Saints Catholic Church, 1415 Dakota Street, El Paso, Texas. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to: Our Lady's Youth Center, P.O. Box 1422, El Paso, Texas 79948-1422, (915) 533-9122 or to a charity of your choice. Visit his web site at: www.getwiredelpaso.com/eli173.htm

Stephen Glenn Barker passed away Thursday, December 13, 2001 at the age of 47. Stephen was a resident of El Paso for 40 years, graduate of Andress High School, Class of 1972. He was a Registered Nurse, graduate of Central Texas College in 1974. For thirteen years he dedicated his career to Cardiac Care nursing at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. Stephen is survived by his loving wife, Kathleen Barker, mother Audrey Irene Barker, daughter Michelle D. Barker, son Stephen G. Barker, Jr., brothers Douglas and Robert Barker, sister Catherine Nowak, all of El Paso, Texas. Visitation will be held Sunday, December 16, 2001 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home West, 128 North Resler; rosary to follow. Scripture Service will be held Monday, December 17, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home West, Father Juan Narez officiating; interment to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park, 8700 Dyer St. Pallbearers will be Steve Stewart, Bill Nowak, Robert Barker, Russ Nichols, Manuel Garcia and Ric Herndon. Honorary Pallbearers will be Stephen G. Barker, Jr., and Steve Teehee. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to your selected charity.

SALVADOR PEÑA JR., 99, went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 10, 2001 in Fresno, California. He was a member of El Encino Baptist Church in Fresno, where he lived for the past 13 years. Mr.. Peña, was previously a resident of El Paso for over 60 years, where he was a Deacon of Primera Iglesia Bautista Mexicana, Iglesia Bautista Trinity, and a founding member of Iglesia Bautista El Camino. He is survived by his son Ricardo Peña, two daughters, Graciela Salazar and Martha Mora; six grandchildren, Ricardo Daniel, Carlos Enrique, Eduardo David, Alejandro, Joel Arturo and Ruth; seventeen great grandchildren. Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 18th from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at Restlawn Funeral Home, 4848 Alps. Funeral Service will be on Wednesday, December 19th at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with burial at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery . In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Iglesia Bautista El Camino, 3900 Fillmore Ave., El Paso, Texas 79930.

ROBERT D. "Bob" HOLDEMAN, 74 passed away on December 15, 2001. He was born in Eldorado, Oklahoma. While living in Wheeler, Texas he formed and owned Holdeman Implement along with his father. He worked for Hydro Conduit for thirty years. He is survived by his wife of 51 yers, Dorothy, his son and daughter-in-law, Robert Jr. and Jean; his daughter and son-in-law, Carla and Fred Seibert, his grandsons, Jeremy Seibert, Christopher Seibert and Roy Holdeman, sisters Margaret Weatherly of Littleton, Co, Gail Parsley of Guymon Oklahoma. Audie Jo Atherton of Roswell, Georgia and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mohter and father, Clarence and Virginia Holdeman. Graveside Service will be Tuesday at 1 p.m at Memory Gardens of the Valley Cemetery, Santa Teresa, NM. Interment will follow in Memory Gardens of the Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to La Mariposa Hospice, 2001 N. Oregon, El Paso, Texas 79902. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME -DONIPHAN. 5054 DONIPHAN DR. 598-3332

DELIA P. ROJAS, 101, passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2001 a resident of El Paso since 1913. "Mama Delia", as everyone called her was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ascencion A. Rojas and her daughter, Estella Olinger. She is survived by her children, Beatrice R. Navarrete, Hermila R. Williams, Ascencion A. Rojas, Jr., David Rojas, Victor H. Rojas and Ruth R. Rivera all of California and Elizabeth R. Gutierrez of El Paso; 21 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 18th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Kaster-Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home Dyer Chapel with Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 19th in Kaster-Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home Dyer Chapel with Rev. David Rodriguez and Rev. Juan Manuel Garza officiating. Interment will be in Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Albert Bodenhorn, Henry Valenzuela, David Rojas, Albert Gutierrez, Rudy Gutierrez and Raymond Menza.

BERNARDO MUNOZ, longtime resident of El Paso, passed away Friday December 14, 2001. He was a member of the Catholic Church. Mr. Munoz is survived by his sons Bernardo Munoz, Rodolfo Munoz, Ruben Munoz, Marco A. Munoz, and Ricardo Munoz and by his daughters Maria Del Rosario Munoz, A. Munoz, and Ricardo Munoz and by his daughters Maria Del Rosario Munoz , Elsa Cecilia Munoz, and Luz Isela Munoz. Other suraivors iniclude fourteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by his familly and friends. Visitation will be Monday December 17, 2001 from 4:00PM to 9:00PM with a Rosary at 7:00PM at Mt Carmel Funeral Home Chapel. Mass will be held Tuesday December 18, 2001 at 10:00 AM at Juan Diego Catholic Church. Interment will be at Everreen East Cemetery.

Ione Iris Caldwell, 86, passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2002, a resident of El Paso for over 50 years. Mrs. Caldwell worked for Ponder Insurance Agency and Rogers and Belding, was a past president of FIWT and a member of the Baptist faith. She is preceded in death by her parents, I.S. and Irene Linch and a brother, Roy L. Linch. Survived by husband, Joe M. Caldwell, brother, Talmage U. Linch of Floydada; sister, Mozelle Bice of Lubbock; nephews, Floyd Linch of Lubbock; Eugene Linch of Azle and niece, Theresa Guillmen of Lubbock. Family will received friends Tuesday, February 5 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Kaster-Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home, 8817 Dyer. Funeral service will be on Wednesday, February 6 at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Sam Binswanger. Burial is pending in Floydada, Texas.

MARK SAENZ, 28, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2002. Lifetime resident of El Paso, Texas. Survived by parents Elias and Dolores Saenz, brother Stephen Lee Saenz, nephew Brandon Lee Saenz, Friend Victor J. Mendoza, 1st cousin Viviana Rodriguez, maternal grandmother Maria Luz Escarcega, paternal grandmother Clementina Saenz P., aunts Maria Lourdez Hernandez, Josephina Saenz, uncles Oscar Saenz and Angel Saenz and several cousins. Mark will lie in state Wednesday, February 6, 2002 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Central. Rosary Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2002 at Martin Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, February 7, 2002, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church. Honorary pallbearers Viviana Rodriguez, Angelica Carmona and Melissa Hernandez, Erica Orona and a very special little girl Isis Orona. Pallbearers will be Victor J. Mendoza, Stephen Lee Saenz, Matthew Hernandez, Salvador Hernandez, Elias Saenz and Francisco Aguayo. Burial at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery.

PATRICIO (PAT) MARTINEZ went to be with his Lord and Savior on February 3, 2002. He was a 59 year resident of El Paso and a 30 year member of Templo La Hermosa. He was a Sgt. in the U.S. Army having served during World War II at Omaha Beach and Normandy Invasion. He was retired from Phelps Dodge after forty years service. He was preceded in death by his oldest son Orlando Martinez and is survived by his wife of 59 years, Velia Martinez and five children: Olivia Jepson of Phoenix, Arizona, Olga Andrews of Washington, D.C., Oscar Martinez of El Paso, Texas, Osvelia Murillo of Phoenix, Arizona, and Oswaldo Martinez of Phoenix, Arizona. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 6, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Templo La Hermosa. Funeral service will be Wednesday, February 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Templo La Hermosa, 7456 Alameda, El Paso, Texas. Military honors will be extended at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery on Friday, February 8, at 3:00 p.m. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598-3332

MICHAEL ANN (MICKI) ROBALIN loving wife, mother, grandmother and good friend to many, passed away at her home on February 1, 2002. Born January 20, 1936, in San Antonio, Texas. Married to Arthur Jerome Robalin on March 3, 1957. Preceded in death by her beloved husband Arthur J. Robalin and father Beverly Gordon Mueller. She is survived by her daughter Valery Robalin Cutchin, and husband John Cutchin, son Michael Mueller Robalin and wife Deborah Lauterbach Robalin, and son John Bradley Robalin and wife Lisa McDaniel Robalin; granddaughters, Carly Ruth, Amanda Leah, Shelby Elizabeth, Ally Ann, Andrea Blair and April Caylee; mother, Mary Beth Mueller; sister, Beth Ott and husband Rick Ott. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 5, 2002 at Martin Funeral Home West 128 North Resler from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday February 5, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home West. Interment will follow to Memory Gardens of the Valley. Memorial contributions may be made to the El Paso Symphony Orchestra, P.O. Box 180, El Paso, Texas 79942 in memory of Michael Ann (Micki) Robalin.

"Our country is in mourning for a solider died today...." THOMAS WAYNE MARTIN, 83, went to be with our Lord on Saturday, February 2, 2002. Thomas was born in Martin, TN and was a resident of El Paso since 1962. SFC Martin joined the Army on April 6, 1942 and served his country with tours of duty in Australia, New Guinea, Philippines, Japan and Korea. He was a World War II, Korean Conflict, and Vietnam Veteran and received many awards and meritorious decorations. SFC Martin retired from the U.S. Army after 24 years of service on December 31, 1966. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Elvira A. Martin; step-sons, Luis, Jaime, Roy and Dean; daughters, Mary, Patricia, Tommie and Susan; step-daughter, Sandra; several grandchildren and great grandchildren and a brother, James Louis Martin. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 5, 2002 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home - Central. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, February 6, 2002 at 9:30 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home - Central Chapel, Dr. Levi Price officiating. Interment at Evergreen East Cemetery with Full Military Honors.

Ruth Marie Hegstad, age 94, of Staples, MN, formerly of Warroad, MN, died February 2nd, 2002, at the Greater Staples Hospital. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 5th, at 11:00 AM in Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery in Warroad, MN. Ruth is survived by her son, Richard (Virginia) Hegre of Staples, 3 step-daughters, Marian (Steve) Esnor of Sun City West, AZ, Alice (George) Geno and Juliana (Savio) Garcia both of El Paso, TX, and 14 Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, parents, and 2 brothers.

DAVID MIRELES, 52, passed away February 1, 2002. He was a Vietnam Veteran and a lifelong resident of El Paso. His wife Maria, and two daughters Diana and Stephanie survive him. Also survived by his parents, Concha and Joseph Steinhardt, brothers Frank, Tony, Jose, Ramon Mireles, Jesse Esparza and Richard Fazio, sisters Yolanda Castillo and Liz McCarthy, and several nieces and nephews. Mass of Resurrection will be today, February 5, 2002 at 12 noon at Little Flower Catholic Church with interment at Fort Bliss National Cemetery.

Mrs. John B. Parrott nee Vera Louise Johnston of Fredericksburg passed away on Saturday, February 2nd in a San Antoino Care Facility at the age of 89 years. Mrs. Vera Parrott is survived by two daughters: Faye and Lawrence Dunn of Portales, New Mexico, Babs Parrott of Fredericksburg, two grandchildren: Scott Dunn of Grants, New Mexico, Jennifer Yankovich of Amarillo, Texas, two great grandchildren: Joshua and Jordan Yankovich of Amarillo. Preceded in death by her husband: Retired Col. U.S. Army John B. Parrott. Parents: Duncan and Edith Pou Johnston, One Brother: Two Sisters: Erby Johnston, Catherine Johnston, Wilma Johnston. The body will lie in state in the chapel of the Schaetter Funeral Home, Fredericksburg until 8:30 A.M. on Tuesday, February 5th and from 9:00 till 10:00 A.M. in the First Baptist Church, Fredericksburg with Funeral Services at 10:00 A.M. with the Rev. D.G. McCoury officiating. Graveside Services and Interment will be held on Thursday, February 7th in the Ft. Bliss National Cemetery, El Paso, Texas at 9:00 A.M. For those who so desire, you may make memorial contributions in her memory to the First Baptist Church, Fredericksburg or to the charity of your choice. The family will greet friends on Monday, February 4th from 4:00 till 6:00 P.M. in the chapel of the Schaetter Funeral Home, Fredericksburg.

COWART CAROLYN COWART, 72, passed away February 1, 2002. She has lived in El Paso since 1956 and was a retired bank officer at the former State National Bank. She will be remembered for her quick wit, great cooking and southern charm. Carolyn was preceded in death by her son, Raymond. She is survived by her husband, Lannis; son, Lanny and his wife Johanna; granddaughter Catherine, all in El Paso; granddaughter, Tara Boedeker and her husband, Steve, of Dallas; grandson, Christopher, of Denton; and great-grandchildren, Lauren and Colton Miller. She is also survived by her sister, Gloria Caudle and her husband Alec of Lake Seminole, FL and her brother, Lawrence Stalvey, of Albany, GA. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 6, at Fort Bliss Cemetery.

BYRNECE BEATTIE, Feb. 2, 2002 in MO. Preceded in death by husband Roy C. Beattie. Member St. Paul Methodist Church on Edgemere. Memorial service Boyer Chapel, Bonne Terre, MO. Interment Rest Lawn Memorial Park at a later date.

MRS. MICAELA F. URBINA "MICA" was called home by our Heavenly Father on February 2, 2002. She was born in Santa Barbara, Chih., Mex. She was a resident of Sunland Park, N.M. for 42 years, was a member of San Martin de Porres Catholic Church. Mrs. Urbina was preceded in death by her husband Daniel Urbina Sr. She is survived by her seven children; Josefina Parga, Maria Elena Garcia (Victor), Andres Urbina (Martha), Socorro Urquidi (Jaime), Daniel Urbina Jr. (Sara), Alicia Tovar (Jaime), Jose Luis Urbina (Araceli), 22 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Visitation will be from 2 p.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday at Hillcrest Funeral Home on Doniphan. Rosary at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hillcrest Chapel, Funeral Mass will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at San Martin de Porres Church, (Sunland Park, N.M.). Pallbearers will be Andres Urbina, Daniel Urbina Jr., Jose Luis Urbina, Jaime Urquidi, Jaime Tovar, Victor Garcia, Gabriel Urbina and Luis Raul Parga. Interment will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME - DONIPHAN. 5054 DONIPHAN 587-0202

ELVINA BEACH, 75, born in Chicago, IL., passed away on Friday, February 1, 2002. She was a long time resident of El Paso. Mrs. Beach is survived by her husband of 38 years, Rex Beach, daughter, Bonnie Newman and husband Jeffrey, grandchildren, Joseph and Laura, niece Mary Hermann, nephews Chester Jr., John and Gary Nawrocki. Also many great-nieces and nephews. Mrs. Beach loved roller skating and ice skating. Elvina was a member of the Chicago Figure Skating Club in the 1940's and 50's, where she participated in figure skating shows. Mrs. Beach will also be remembered for her love of animals. Generous to all and especially to her family. She will be greatly missed by everyone she knew. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, February 6, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Luke Methodist Church. Burial will be at a later date at River Hills Memorial Park in Batavia, IL. Memorial contributions may be made to the El Paso Arthritis Foundation.

Margaret L. Wieland, 81, passed away Saturday, February 2, 2002. Mrs. Wieland was a lifelong resident of El Paso and was active with the Senior Citizen Center. Preceded in death by her husband Vincent J. Wieland in 1986. She is survived by her sons Lee E. Wieland and his wife Jeri, Donald J. Wieland and his wife Suzanne, sister June Chiumento, grandchildren Justin, Margie, Jennifer and Ashley Wieland. Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 6, 2002 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home West. Graveside service will be held Friday, February 8, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery.

ADELE W. BLAUGRUND, 92, died after living most of her adult life in El Paso. Preceded in death by her husband Mannie W. Blaugrund, she is survived by her son Mark M. Blaugrund (Sara) and her daughter Rosanne Peyton (Mark T., Jr.), grandchildren Matthew and Todd Blaugrund, Mitchell and Brette Peyton, great grandchild Brynne Blaugrund. Other survivors: Brothers Harold Weiss and Alvin Weiss and sister Mildred Green. She was Co-Owner of Del Norte Dept. Store. She was a member of Temple Mount Sinai, National Council of Jewish Women and Temple Mount Sinai Sisterhood. Graveside service will be held on Sunday at B'nai Zion Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of VNA, El Paso.

JOSEPH GOODART, 99, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2002. Lifelong resident of El Paso. He retired as an engineer with the Mountain Bell Telephone Company after 50 years. Preceded in death by his wife Lucretia Goodart. Survived by son David Goodart (Dallas, TX); grandchildren David Goodart Jr. (Dallas, TX.), Bonnie Davis and Catherine Barry (California); niece and guardian Stella Lou Bauman; nephew Dr. Dan O. Roberts. Mr. Goodart will lie in state Monday, June 3, 2002 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Central. Graveside service will be held Tuesday, June 4, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Burial at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

BLAUGRUND, ADELE W., 92, Passed away Saturday, June 1, 2002. Visitation: none. Graveside Service was held on Sunday, June 2, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at B'Nai Zion Cemetery. Interment: B'Nai Zion Cemetery. Survived by her son Mark M. Blaugrund, daughter Rosanne Peyton, brothers Harold Weiss and Alvin Weiss, sister Mildred Green. Arrangements by Martin Funeral Home West.

CAIN, PAUL E., 65, passed away May 30, 2002. He is survived by his wife; Gertrude Jean Cain. 1 daughter; Valorie Contreras, 2 sons; Randy and Robert Cain. Visitation Sunday in Hampton Valley Mortuary Chapel from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Service Monday, June 3rd, in Hampton Chapel at 9:00 a.m. Interment in Fabens Cemetery. Directed by Hampton Valley Mortuary, Fabens, Texas.

LYLE, LUCIA B., 66, Visitation: Monday (6/3/02) from 4pm-9pm at Kaster-Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home. Vigil Service will be Monday (6/3/02) 7pm at Kaster-Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home. Graveside Service will be 9am Tuesday (6/4/02) at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Children: Josephine Lyle Wooten, Archibald B. Lyle, Joseph Michael Lyle. Arrangements by Kaster-Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home.

RODRIGUEZ, JESUS MANUEL, 44, died Thursday, May 30, 2002. Visitation: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Monday, June 3, 2002 at Sunset Funeral Home - Northeast, 4631 Hondo Pass. Graveside Service: 1:30 PM Monday, June 3, 2002 at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Interment: Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Survivors: wife Yvette Rodriguez; daughters Irene and Emily Rodriguez; parents Jose and Luz Maria Rodriguez; brothers Jose A. Jr. and Jose A. Rodriguez; sisters Patricia Armendariz, Carmen Mejia, Angie Rodriguez, Perla Rodriguez, Sonia Salazar and Diana Lueke. Arrangements by Sunset Funeral Home-Northeast.

CHRISTINA MARIE ASHMORE, 27 years old, passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2002 in El Paso. She was a lifetime resident of El Paso and a member of the Catholic Church. Christina was a Project Engineer with Delphi Automotive. She is survived by her mother Julieta Carmen Douglass. Brother David John Douglass. Aunt Alicia Ahumada. Uncle J.D. Douglass. Cousins Carlos (Tito) and Javier Ahumada, John Douglass, Maria Lofton and Ceci Perez. Numerous other family members also survive Christina. Visitation will be Friday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home-Doniphan. Recitation of the Rosary will be Friday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral mass will be Saturday at 12 Noon at St. Patrick Cathedral. Pallbearers will be David John Douglass, Carlos (Tito) Ahumada, Javier Ahumada, Raul Perez, Gus Benavides and John Douglass. Interment will be in Memory Gardens of the Valley, Santa Teresa, New Mexico. Directed by Hillcrest Funeral Home, 5054 Doniphan Drive 587-0202.

JOYCE A. BRYANT TO OUR BELOVED LITTLE BABY GIRL YOU ARE AND ALWAYS FOREVER BE LOVED. YOU WERE THE GREATEST JOY IN OUR LIVES. WE WILL CHERISH EVERY MINUTE SPENT WITH OUR LITTLE ANGEL. JOYCE, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. WE WILL ALL MISS YOUR PRESENCE OF BEAUTY. JOYCE, YOU ARE TRULY HEAVEN SENT, YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR THOUGHTS. YOUR LOVING FAMILY AND FRIENDS. JOYCE IS SURVIVED BY HER MOTHER, FIDELA O. BRYANT, FATHER, MATTHEW BRYANT, BROTHER, CEDRIC LORAY, SISTERS, MESSIAH BRYANT AND ALEXANDRIA BRYANT, GRANDPARENTS, ANGELITA AND ALVINO CHACON, DIANA AND GENE YELLOCK, PRIMARY NURSE BERTHA ARAIZA AND STAFF, 5 AUNTS, 7 UNCLES AND 19 COUSINS. VISITATION WILL BE HELD FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2002 FROM 5:00 P.M. TO 8:00 P.M. AT RESTLAWN FUNERAL HOME, 4848 ALPS. FUNERAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2002 AT 11:00 A.M. AT RESTLAWN FUNERAL HOME. PALLBEARERS WILL BE BRIAN MATTHIS, TONY BRYANT, RICHARD O. CHACON AND JEREMIAH CHACON. BURIAL WILL BE AT RESTLAWN MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.

Luis Hermosillo beloved son, husband, and father passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2002 at the age of 31. Mr. Hermosillo was a life-long resident of El Paso, Texas and was member of St. Pius X Catholic Church. He was a graduate of Bowie High School and a District Manager for Wendy's. Luis was a man of great character whose judgement, humor and friendly spirit brought out the finest in those around him. The influence of his life upon others is a flame that will burn brightly forever. He left so much good with every soul he touched. He is survived by wife Tania Hermosillo, daughters Sammantha and Galilea Hermosillo, parents Jose Luis Hermosillo and Maria Magdalena Hermosillo, brothers Jose Luis, Manuel, Renee H., and Fernando Hermosillo, sisters Socorro Slowick, Maria Anguiano, Teresa Martinez and Pricilla Ramos. Visitation was held on Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Martin Funeral Home West. Rosary was held on Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 6:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home West. Funeral mass will be held on Friday, November 22, 2002 at St. Pius X Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jose Luis, Manuel, Renee, and Fernando Hermosillo, Jorge Sanchez, and Eugene Ramos.

Consuelo (Connie) R. Jimenez passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2002 in Albuquerque, NM at the age of 79. Connie was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She was born in El Paso, Texas and lived there with her family for 72 years. The last seven years she lived with her two sons and their families. Connie was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Joe V. Jimenez; mother, Guadalupe Mendias; and father, Jose Benito Rodriguez. She is survived by her sons, Joe R. and wife Rebecca of Albuquerque and Michael A. and wife Keats living in Lima, Peru; sister, Magdelena (Nena) Gonzalez and husband Ignacio of El Paso; eight grandchildren, Jessica, Matthew and Katherine, all of Albuquerque, Sarah and husband Micah Jarvis of Orem, UT, Elder Joshua Jimenez of California Sacramento Mission and Jens, Tazh and Reese Jimenez of Lima Peru; and numerous other family members and friends. Services will be held Saturday, 12:00 noon, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day, 2322 Lee Trivino Street in El Paso, TX, with Bishop Clark Larson presiding. Interment will take place on Monday, 2:00 p.m., at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.

Mary Springer went to her eternal reward to be with our Lord, Jesus Christ, on 19 November, 2002. She was born in Las Vegas, New Mexico on 26 January 1902. Accompanied by her loving husband of 56 years, Bert E. Springer (deceased), whom she married in 1925, and also with her children, she took up permanent residence in El Paso in 1941. Devoted mother of nine children: Bert I. Springer (Velia), George Springer, deceased (Eva), William Springer (Solange), Consuelo Sherman, James R. Springer (Lois), Mary Carrillo (Jesus), Catherine Fales, Joseph D. Springer, and Michol Ashe (Gary). Most of her children reside in El Paso. Cherished grandmother of 38 grandchildren, and 51 great grandchildren. Mary graduated from Highlands University of New Mexico in 1924. During the depression years she bravely taught grades 1 through 8 in a one-room rural schoolhouse, all the while raising her (then) five children. At age 50 she obtained an LVN Nursing Degree and cared for the elderly in her home. She was a life-long Catholic, devoted to her faith, and was a member of the Third Order of St. Francis. Her children are profoundly proud of her, they recognize and are grateful for her enormous sacrifices. Rosary on Friday, November 22, 2002, at 8:00 p.m. Martin Funeral Home, 3839 Montana Ave. Mass is on Saturday, 23 November at 9:00 a.m. at Roger Bacon Seminary, corner of Radford and Frankfort Sts.., followed by internment at Rest Lawn Cemetery, 8600 Dyer St.

BON ALBERT THOMSON, he was born on February 1, 1937 in Santa Fe, NM and passed away suddenly into the hands of our Lord, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, November 19, 2002. He was a loving husband, father and friend to many. He is preceded in death by his father, Gerald Thomson and is survived by his mother, Lulu Crista of El Paso, TX; his wife, Nona Francis ("Nee" Taylor) Thomson of the family home in Elephant Butte, NM; three daughters, Kerry & her husband, Dick Sparks of Belen, NM; Carolyn & her husband, Martin Baca of Belen, NM; Bon Jean & her husband, David Rush of Denton, TX; six grandchildren - Benjamin Sparks; Sarah & Bon Paul Baca; Jeremy, James & Zachary Rush; by a sister, Therma Keene of El Paso, TX; by his brother, Gerald Thomson of Venezuela and numerous nieces and nephews. He worked for P.N.M. for 18 years and worked in Saudi Arabia for 17 years and retired to Elephant Butte in 1995. He currently served as trustee to Sierra Electric Coop. and was Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Board for the City of Elephant Butte. He was an active member of the Church at the Butte. A Memorial Celebration Service will be conducted on Saturday, November 23, 2002 at 2:00 P.M. at the Church at the Butte with Rev. Robert Rachiug officiating. For those who prefer, memorial contributions in Mr. Thomson's memory may be sent to the Church at the Butte Building Fund % P.O. Box 1346, Elephant Butte, NM 87935. Arrangements are by French Mortuary of T or C, Inc. 505/894-2574.

ROXANNE MEANS VAUGHN passed away Nov. 20th after a long courageous battle with cancer. Born May 7, 1949. She was the Administrative Assistant at State National Bank - Financial Women's International President 1997 and all offices thereof. Member of the YWCA and recipient of their highest award - The Reach Award - Certificate of Excellence for Outstanding Achievement in the Business Community 1998 , Leadership - El Paso, Texas State Certification - Emergency Medical Technican & Instructor. Lower Valley Women's Club, Hanks High School orchestra Booster, Speech and Forensic Tournaments - Judge, Education Bel Air High School, Hotel Dieu School of Nursing, UTEP El Paso, El Paso Community College. Preceded in death by her son Bryan. Survived by her parents Herbert & Betty Means, Marble Falls, TX, daughter Heather Leigh Vaughn of Los Angeles, husband of 33 years Tim Vaughn, daughter in law Deanna Vaughn, grandson Bryan Allen Vaughn, sister Cynthia and husband Steve Ecton, Heber Springs, AR, brother Douglas Means and wife Sandee, niece Taelor and nephew Pryce Means. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, November 22, at Martin Funeral Home (East), George Dieter. Memorial service to be held 1 p.m. Saturday, November 23 at Martin Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

CATALINA ANCHONDO, 73, beloved wife and mother passed away on Friday, November 22, 2002. Preceded in death by son, Salvador Anchondo. Survived by husband, Francisco C. Anchondo Sr., daughter Julie Figueroa, sons, Juan M. Anchondo, Francisco C. Anchondo, Jr. all of El Paso, Luis Anchondo of Anthony, NM and Javier Anchondo of Austin, Texas. 14 Grandchildren and 10 Great Grandchildren. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 26 from 4 to 9 PM and Recitation of the Rosary will be at 7:00 PM at La Paz Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be at 11:30 at San Judas Catholic Church on Hidden Way Street. Interment will be in Fort Bliss National Cemetery. The family wishes to thank Dr. Jesus Gomez and all the staff at El Paso Cancer Treatment Center.

MICAELA "Mickie" BAUGHMAN, 66, passed away Friday, November 22, 2002 in Dallas, Texas. She was a longtime resident of El Paso and a member of the Catholic Church. Mrs. Baughman is survived by sons, Ray L. Baughman Jr., Butch Baughman and Chuck Baughman. Daughters, Virginia Clare, Lisa Napper, Lupe Baughman and Michelle Casas. 20 Grandchildren and 16 Great Grandchildren. Sisters, Micaela Marrufo and Francisca Ruiz. Visitation was held Monday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home - Carolina. Recitation of the Rosary was held Monday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral mass will be Tuesday at 12:45 p.m. at Cristo Rey Catholic Church. Family members will serve as pallbearers. Interment will be in Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. Directed by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598-3332

ENRIQUE DE LA PENA, 69, born in Los Angeles, Ca., passed away Saturday, November 23, 2002 in El Paso. He was a longtime resident of El Paso and was a member of the Catholic Church. Mr. De La Pena was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean Conflict and retired as an insurance executive from American National Insurance Co. He was a very active member for the Teatro Del Paso. He was not only a author of the play, "Quien es quien", but also played the main part in this play for several years for the benefit of the community. Mr. De La Pena was also a member of the Lions Club, The El Paso El Maida Shriner and was an avid bowler. He was also very active in Toast Masters. He was preceded in death by his parents Enrique De La Pena Sr. and Geraldine N. De La Pena and his son Enrique De La Pena, Jr. He is survived by his beloved wife Natalia De La Pena. Sons, Eduardo De La Pena and wife Margarita and Ernesto F. De La Pena and wife Charlsey. Daughter, Elizabeth Kidd and husband William W. III. Grandchildren Sarah N. and Bear Kidd, Alex, Ernesto, Antonio Enrique and Catalina De La Pena. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home - Carolina. Recitation of the Rosary will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers. He will be greatly missed by the Teatro del Paso members and by his family and friends. Interment will be in Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Directed by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598-3332

EDNA LILLIAN DESBOINE was born July 5, 1945 in Portsmouth, VA to Eugene and Hattie Desboine. Edna is survived by her mother, Mrs. Hattie Desboine, El Paso, TX; brother, Lynn Desboine (Joann), Honolulu, HI; sister, Jeannette Desboine (James Marshall), El Sobrante, CA. and a host of other relatives. Edna departed this life November 21, 2002 at 5:30 p.m. She will be laid to rest beside her father, Eugene Desboine, in Memory Gardens of the Valley, Santa Teresa, NM. Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 27, 2002, 2:00 p.m., First Baptist Church of Horizon, 17018 Darrington Blvd, Horizon City, TX.

ISOLDE C. ESPINOZA, 77, died at her home Friday, November 22, 2002. She was a resident of El Paso for fifty years. She is preceded in death by her husband, Juan M. Espinoza and their son, Michael Espinoza. She is survived by her daughter, Carmen Espinoza Bruch and husband David Bruch. Close to her was her long time companion, Richard C. Smith. Also surviving are her sister, Eleonore Sadler and husband Clinton, their families, Doris Jean Prince, Doug Prince, Dale Sadler, Eldrid Sadler, Norman Stengle, and Jennie Stengle. Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 pm, Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at Sunset Funeral Home - Northeast, located at 4631 Hondo Pass. A funeral mass will be held 9:00 am, Friday, November 29, 2002, at Sunset Funeral Home-N.E. Interment to follow at 10 am, at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the El Paso Center of Family Violence.

THELMA P. HARRISON, 65, passed away Friday, November 22, 2002 in El Paso, Texas. Born May 9, 1937 in Abbeville, South Carolina. Thelma was united in matrimony to Lemuel Garnell Harrison on April 17, 1955. Thelma loved the Lord and was a faithful member of Christ Cathedral New Life Worship Center. Thelma was long time employee of Rockwell International and then served others as a private duty nurse for many years. Thelma leaves to mourn, her husband of 47 1/2 years Lemuel G. Harrison; her sons, Lemuel Bernard and Michael Eugene Harrison, her daughters, Joyce Norman and Vergi Scott. Also left to cherish her memory are her brother, Fred Johnson, Jr., her sisters, JoAnn Clark, Eleanor Whorton, Diane Jackson, Brenda Tilliman, Bessie Harrison and her 3 grandchildren and all her In-Laws. Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 26, 2002 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home - Northeast, 4631 Hondo Pass. A Church Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at Christ Cathedral New Life Worship Center, 9615 Dyer St. Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Northeast.

ZADAH LEONHART, 91, passed away Sunday, November 24, 2002, a resident of El Paso for 30 years. She is preceded in death by her husband George W. Leonhart. Mrs. Leonhart is survived by her son, George R. Leonhart, daughter, Janet R. McGlone, 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2002 at Kaster-Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home, 8817 Dyer St. from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Graveside Service will be on Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. She will be missed by all.

MIGUEL MARTINEZ, JR., 79, born in Sierra Blanca, Texas, passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2002 surrounded by his family. He was a lifelong resident of El Paso. Mr. Martinez retired from Southern Pacific Railroad after 41 years of service. He was an active and devoted member of the community and Little Flower Catholic Church where he faithfully served for over 37 years. He received countless awards and recognitions from the Catholic Diocese, Bishop and parish for his daily committment to help in any way needed. He was a loyal servant of Fr. Ochoa in San Antonio Church as well as in Little Flower Church. He was preceded in death by his son Manuel O. Martinez, daughter Martha Fierro, parents, Miguel and Victoria Martinez and brother Camilo Martinez. He is survived by his wife of 60 years Maria Aurelia Martinez. Sons, Jose Luis Martinez and wife Elizabeth, Mike Martinez and wife Rita and Javier Martinez and wife Letty. Daughters, Bertha Romero and husband Robert and Margie Reyes. Son-in-law, Carlos Fierro. Daughter-in-law, Arabella Martinez. 17 Grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and countless nieces and nephews. Sisters, Manuela Reyes, Maria Melucci and Leonila Sias. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home - Carolina. Recitation of the Rosary will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Little Flower Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be Wednesday at 9 a.m. at Little Flower Catholic Church. Members of the family will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Little Flower Building Fund or La Mariposa Hospice. Special thanks to Dr. Raul Portillo, Andy Bejarano and Maria Elena Almanza. Interment will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Directed by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598-3332

JOSE M. TAPIA, 92, passed away November 24, 2002. He was born in Mexico, December 8, 1909 to Fermin and Lucia Tapia. He is survived by his wife, Josefina F. Tapia; sons: Manuel, Frank, Luis, Joe Jr. and Ricardo Tapia; daughters: Hilda Maldonado, Guadalupe Davila, Lucia Carrillo; 28 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great grandchildren. Visitation will be from 3-9 pm Tuesday, November 26, in the Chapel of Remembrance at Sunset Funeral Home-West. Rosary will be recited at 7 pm. Funeral mass will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, November 27, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 408 Park. Pallbearers will be Manuel, Frank, Joe Jr., Luis, and Ricardo Tapia, Eduardo Prieto II, Eric Prieto and Juan Tapia Jr. Interment will be at Mount Carmel Cemetery. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home-West.

MRS. JANE E. WARMOLTS, 85 years old passed away Sunday, 11/24/2002. She was a resident of El Paso for 40 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Warmolts. Survivors, son Charles Miller, grandchildren: David (Rita) Miller, Tommy (Evette) Johnson, Charles (Maureen) Miller, John (Linda) Miller, Linda Miller, Susan Miller, great grandchildren: Casandra, Charles, Danny, Allison, Leo, Andrew, John, Alena, Corey, Dustin Miller, Rene, Matthew Willemain, Raymond, Amanda Johnson, friends: Pat & Victor Bejerano, Patty Ortega and family. Visitation will be Friday 9 to 12 at Sunset Funeral Home Chapel of Peace. Graveside services will be at 2:00 pm at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Services entrusted to:

STANLEY ANDREWS WRIGHT, 82, passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2002. He was born September 21, 1920, in Monahans, Texas to Jack and Serena Wright, both now deceased. He was educated at Texas College of Mines and Metallurgy, now U.T.E.P., with a Bachelor's Degree in Music, and later a Masters Degree in Education. On January 25, 1943, almost 60 years ago, he married his college sweetheart Irene Palm in El Paso, Texas. He spent three years in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers serving the last fourteen months in the Pacific Theatre. He retired in 1946 as a Captain. After the war he joined his father- in- law, Dudley G. Palm, at Palm's Shoe Store. He bought the business upon Mr. Palm's retirement and after 20 years he closed the business in 1968, due mainly to the effects of a serious automobile accident. In 1969 he entered the field of Education, starting as a coordinator of Distributive Education at Jefferson High School. He worked his way up and became coordinator of Vocational Education with the El Paso Public Schools, supervising some forty teachers of Vocational Education, retiring in 1981. He then joined the El Paso Community College on a part-time basis from 1981-1995. He represented El Paso Community College, El Paso Employers, and El Paso Vocational and Occupational Organizations on local, state and national levels for many years. He has been a resident of El Paso since 1938. He is survived by his widow, Irene M. Wright; his two sons: Stanley A. Wright, Jr. of Irving, Texas and wife, Mary Lea, grandson Christopher A. Wright of Bowie, Texas and wife Kimberly and great grandchildren Rachel and Kaylea; his other son Denney L. Wright and wife Sally, grandchildren Andrew C. Wright, Megan E. Wright and Michael D. Wright. He was a fifty-year member of First Presbyterian Church, where a memorial service will be held on Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. George Rogers officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2002 at Martin Funeral Home West from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with family receiving friends from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to Eastern Star Home, in memory of his mother who resided there and passed away in 1991, 1201 E. Division, Arlington, Texas 76011 or to First Presbyterian Church, Music Department, 1340 Murchison Dr., El Paso, Texas 79902.


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