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Delores Wright, a New Mexico state representative since 1993 and a real estate developer, died Friday (Feb. 2, 2001) in Santa Fe. Wright was chairwoman of the House Agriculture and Water Resources Committee and the Printing and Supplies Committee. She was also a member of the Education Committee. She was 71 and a longtime resident of Chaparral, N.M. Survivors include her sons, Jeff Rose and Alex Wright; her sisters, Jean Keech and Joan Clay; her grandsons, Bill Rose, Clint Rose, Luke Rose and William Tyler Wright. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Larry Wright, and her son, Robert Wright. 
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today in Sunset Funeral Home-Hondo Pass. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Sunset Funeral Home Hondo-Pass. Memorial contributions may be made to the Delores Wright Educational Camp and Recreational Park at the Bank of America, Account 004271459871. 

Jack Dempsey Chauvet, 79, of El Paso died Sunday (Jan. 28, 2001). No services are scheduled. Survivors include his son, Seth N. Chauvet II; his daughters, Nancy Wilson, Sandra Chauvet and Jackie Guido; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a cattle rancher and a five-year El Paso resident. Arrangements by Sunset Funeral Home-West. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. 

Esperanza Garcia Domingo, 64, of El Paso died Friday (Feb. 2, 2001). Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Monday in Sunset Funeral Home-Hondo Pass. Funeral will be at noon Tuesday in Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Hondo Pass. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include her son, Dean Domingo, and her sisters, Patricia Garcia and Sixta Garcia Ordaz. She was a cafeteria worker for the El Paso Independent School District and a 30-year El Paso resident. 

Juana Galindo, 88, of El Paso died Friday (Feb. 2, 2001). Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today in Hillcrest Funeral Home-East with rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Survivors include her sons, Isidro Galindo, Cesar Galindo and Sergio Galindo; her daughters, Dominga Saldoval, Eva Caztin, Estela Contreras, Irma Saldana, Ofelia Chavez, Berta Galindo, Yadira Hernandez, Minerva Renteria and Marta Galindo; three sisters; 48 grandchildren; and 73 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sabas Galindo, and her sons, Daniel Galindo and Eusebio Galindo. She was a homemaker and a longtime resident of El Paso. 

Maria Hermosillo, 92, of El Paso died Thursday (Feb. 1, 2001). Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday in Mount Franklin Funeral Home, with rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday in Guardian Angel Catholic Church. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include her sons, Fernando Hermosillo and Alberto Hermosillo; one sister; and several nephews, nieces, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesus P. Hermosillo, and her son, Carlos Hermosillo. She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of El Paso. 

Sibley Cirlot Hunter, 87, of El Paso died Saturday (Feb. 3, 2001). Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Sunday in St. Alban's Episcopal Church. Graveside services are pending for Wednesday in Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Survivors include many friends and distant relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Hunter, and her brothers, Arnold Cirlot, Felix Cirlot and Joseph Cirlot. She was a homemaker, a ballet and tap-dance instructor and performer, and a resident of El Paso since the 1920s. Arrangements are by Futrell Funeral Home-Downtown. Memorial contributions may be made to the Edgar L. and Sibley Cirlot Hunter Fund of The El Paso Community Foundation, or to a favorite charity. 

Carmen Payan, 87, of El Paso died Sunday (Jan. 28, 2001). Visitation will be from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Monday in Mount Franklin Funeral Home, with rosary at 10 a.m. Funeral Mass will be at 1 p.m. Monday in St. Patrick Cathedral. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery-Alameda. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tayde Payan; her son, Oscar Payan; and one sister, Concha Martinez. She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of El Paso. 

Aurora Rivera Schultz of El Paso died Thursday (Feb. 1, 2001). Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday in Martin Funeral Home-Central with rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be at noon Tuesday in St. Pius X Catholic Church. Burial will be in Evergreen Alameda Cemetery. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Schultz; her brother, Roumaldo Rivera; and her sister, Otilia Rivera Hernandez. She was a hotel manager and a longtime resident of El Paso. 

Brent Powell, 42, of Hope, N.M., died Friday (Feb. 2, 2001). Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Elk Cemetery. Survivors include his parents, Hezzie and Bonnie Powell; one brother; one niece and one nephew; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was a ranch and heavy equipment laborer and a lifelong Artesia area resident. Arrangements by Terpening & Son Mortuary. 

Apolonia "Pola" Lucero Quarrell, 85, of Deming died Thursday (Feb. 1, 2001). Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday in Baca's Funeral Chapels with prayer vigil at 7 p.m. in St. Ann's Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. in St. Ann's Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Mike J.; her sons, Barney Quarrell, Louis Quarrell, Mike Quarrell, James Quarrell, Frank Quarrell and Charles Quarrell; her daughter, Paulette Quarrell; two sisters; 36 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and 24 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by five brothers, three sisters, four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. She was a homemaker and a longtime resident of Deming. 

Thomas G. Sandoval Sr., 32, of Las Cruces died Thursday (Feb. 1, 2001). Visitation will be from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Sunday in Getz Funeral Home Chapel, followed by a prayer vigil at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Holy Cross Catholic Church. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Georgina; his son, Thomas Sandoval Jr.; his father, Louis Sandoval; his brothers, Louis Sandoval, Eddie Joe Sandoval and Johnny Sandoval; his sisters, Theresa Terrazas, Susanne Torres, Veronica Reyes, Gloria Sandoval and Natalia Montoya; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Adriana Sandoval; his mother, Adelina Avila Sandoval; and his brothers, George Sandoval and Steven Sandoval. He was a student at Doña Ana Branch Community College and was a former employee of Getz Funeral Home. He was a former resident of Alamogordo. 

Carol Ruth Adams, 54, of Lordsburg died Friday (Feb. 2, 2001). Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Lordsburg Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Adams Family Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Warren Royce "Jack" Adams; her daughter, Donna Kye Adams; her parents, Bud Roy and Vera Mae Dillard Frazier; two grandsons; four brothers; six sisters; and many nieces and nephews. She was a homemaker and a longtime resident of Lordsburg. 

Eloise Coggin Smith, 90, of Huntington Beach, Calif., formerly of El Paso, died Wednesday (Jan. 31, 2001). Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Westminster Memorial Park Mortuary and Cemetery, Westminster, Calif. Survivors include her son, Philip T. Smith; her daughter, Nancy Hardway; a stepson, John T. Bracey; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was a retired teacher for the Socorro and Ysleta School districts. Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity. 

RODOLFO "PETE" BUSTAMANTE, 88, passed away Monday, April 2, 2001, a lifetime resident of El Paso. He retired from S.P.R.R. after 42 years of service. He was a graduate of El Paso High School Class of 1927 and was an avid of Softball and Bowling. Pete was a wonderful husband and father. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Stella C. Bustamante; 4 sons, Rudy Bustamante and his wife, Paula, Rafael O. Bustamante and his wife, Trudy, Manuel Bustamante and his wife, Debbie and Pete Bustamante and his wife, Lisa; 4 daughters, Stella B. Ochoa, Ceci Barron and her husband, Pete, Gloria R. Tapia Ramos and her husband, Joe and Christina Bustamante and her husband John Miller; 28 grandchildren and 26 great- grandchildren, 2 sisters, Socorro Soto and Amelia Zambrano; 1 cousin, Margarita Munoz and sister-in-law, Abigail Carrasco. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 4th at Kaster-Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home Northeast Chapel where Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be said at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 5th at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his Sons and Honorary Pallbearers will be his Grandsons.

LEILA KATHLEEN CRAIGO, 85, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2001, a resident of El Paso since 1946. She retired from UTEP after 34 years where she was Assistant Professor in Health and Physical Education. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest F. Craigo. She is survived by her son and daughter- in-law, William H. and Dr. Charlotte Craigo of El Paso; daughter and son-in-law, Candace Faye and Kari Kraus of Fairfax, VA; 2 grandchildren, Aaron and Sara Kraus; 1 sister, Blanche Turner of Irving, TX; 2 brothers, Bennett Piester of Weatherford, TX and James Piester of Fort Worth, TX. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 4th at Kaster-Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home Northeast Chapel. Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 5th at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. 

FLORENTINA DEARO, 70, born San Fernando, California, passed away Sunday April 1. A homemaker and San Elizario resident for many years. She is survived by her husband; Andres L. Dearo, 4 sons; Jose Rodriguez, Sergio Mendez, Andres Dearo Jr., and Alejandro Dearo. 4 Daughters; Gloria Banda, Sandra D. Flores, Ruby Tellez, and Rosa Guerreca. 26 Grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, 1 brother Juan Mendez and 2 sisters Petra Cabrera and Beatriz Carlos. Member of San Elizario Catholic Church and Lady's Auxcilary, V.F.W. Post 6388 Ysleta. Visitation Wednesday 3-5 P.M. Hampton Valley Mortuary Chapel. Rosary 7:00 P.M. at San Elizario Catholic Church, where funeral mass will be at 11:00 A.M. Thursday. Interment Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Directed by Hampton Valley Mortuary. 

Ret. Staff Sergeant ANTONIO ENRIQUEZ, JR., 79, passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2001. His wife Catherine Enrique precedes him in death. He was born in Bandera, TX and resided in El Paso, TX for 37 years. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1964 and from EPISD in 1986. He is survived by his children, Margaret Bermes, Sharon Enriquez, and Mark Enriquez, and their spouses, Allen Bermes and Kathy Ortiz, his grandchildren, Melissa, Brandy, Aaron, Krystal, and Kaitlin, great-grandchildren, Allen and Jacob, sister, Ilma Martinez, and nieces and nephews in Comfort, TX. There will be a graveside service at Ft. Bliss Cemetery Thursday April 5, 2001, at 11 AM. 

JULIA GUTIERREZ, 80, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2001 in a local hospital. She was a resident of El Paso since 1921 and was a member of the Catholic Church. She was a retired machine operator with Hortex. Ms. Gutierrez was a volunteer for R.S.V.P. for 10 years, President for Good Samaritan Residents Association for 5 years and was a Ladies Director for Fort Bliss Doll. She was preceded in death by her brother, Jose Gutierrez. Ms. Gutierrez is survived by her brother, Benjamin Gutierrez. Several Nieces and Nephews. 20 Grand Nieces and Nephews. Sisters-in-law, Anna and Anita Gutierrez. Ms. Gutierrez will have visitation on Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home-Carolina. Recitation of the Rosary will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Benjamin Gutierrez Jr., Pablo Gutierrez, Jose Gutierrez, Jr., Mario Gutierrez, Sergio Chavez and Jose Castillo. Interment will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 Carolina Dr., 598-3332 

PAULINE BLEDSOE JOHNSON, 90, passed away Monday, April 2, 2001. She lived in El Paso, Texas for 55 years and retired from Fort Bliss after 28 years. Leave to cherish her memories son, Austin Woodard Sr., grandchildren, Austin Woodard Jr., Julia Woodard and Andre Woodard, 3 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be held from 4-9 p.m. Thursday at Sunset Funeral Home-East. Funeral service will be said at 11 a.m. Friday at Sunset Funeral Home- East, Chapel of Peace. Interment will follow at Evergreen East Cemetery. Arrangements by: Sunset Funeral Home- East.

RICARDO (RICKY) MACIAS, 46, passed away Friday, March 30, 2001. He was a life long resident of El Paso. Mr. Macias had worked in the Construction Trades for 27 years and served in the Marines. He held two Associates Degrees with EPCC and a BA from UTEP. Survived by his wife, Sandra; daughter, Lisa Renee; mother, Eva Rodriguez; father, Alejandro Macias; 5 brothers and sisters, his mother-in- law, numerous nieces and nephews and cousins. Memorial Service will be Wednesday, April 4th at 2:30 p.m. at Kaster-Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home Northeast Chapel with Fr. Manuel Marrufo officiating.

Santo Angel Mendez, 37, formerly of El Paso, Texas passed away in San Diego, California, Wednesday, March 28, 2001. He was a warehouse forklift operator. He was preceded in death by his father, Mr. Luis Mendez and his brother Jose Luis Mendez. Mr. Mendez is survived by his loving wife, Cheryl Mendez, his daughter, Sandra Mendez, his mother Angela Mendez, his brother, Felipe Mendez (Michaela), his sisters, Angela Rueda (Raul) and Victoria Sanchez. His grandmother, Heriberta Gonzalez. Also survived by 3 nieces, 4 nephews and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, April 4, 2001 in St. Ignatius Catholic Church at 10 AM. Burial will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Honorary Pallbearers: Joe Hidalgo, Felipe Mendez, Raul Rueda, Richie Montes, Raul Rueda, Jr. and Ruben Rueda. Funeral arrangements under direction of San Jose Funeral Home, 601 S. Virginia St., El Paso, Texas 79901 915-532-1856 www.sanjosefuneralhome.com 

MARIO C. PONCE, 56, passed away Monday, April 2, 2001 in a local hospital. Resident of El Paso for 42 years. Preceded in death by father Manuel Ponce Sr. and survived by mother Maria Ponce of El Paso. Survived by two children, a son Mario Cesar Ponce and a daughter Marcia Denise Ponce, brothers Manuel Ponce, Jr. of Anthony, NM, Sergio Ponce of Clovis, CA, sisters Beatriz Huml of El Paso, and Rachel Cervantes of Huntsville, AL. Mr. Ponce will lie in state Wednesday from 4:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Martin Funeral Home Central. Rosary Service will be held Wednesday at 7:00 P.M. at Martin Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held Thursday at 11:30 A.M. at St. Patrick Cathedral. Pallbearers will be Marc Cervantes, Michael Cervantes, Manuel Ponce III, Matthew Ponce, Peter Huml and Mario Cervantes. Burial at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

Louise Lacy Barratt, born June 4, 1931 in Weslaco, Texas, passed away May 30, 2001 in El Paso, Texas. Louise was a graduate of Texas Western College, now the University of Texas-El Paso, and taught math at Bel Air High School for 17 years before leaving to pursue her real passion-painting. A long- time resident of El Paso, Louise spent her later years with her loving husband, John living in Ruidoso, New Mexico, the beauty of which inspired many of her artworks. She exhibited in countless shows and was honored with numerous awards. In addition, she was a respected member of several art associations including the Alla Prima International Water Color Society. Louise was especially proud of her participation in DIVA (Diversity in Visual Arts), a group of noted women artists from El Paso that met to discuss new ideas and critique each other's work. That artistic collaboration culminated in "Desert Echo: Women Illuminate the Sacred", a book of poetry illustrated with the paintings of the DIVA group. Her works are on display at the Dallas Women's Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, and in corporate and private collections throughout the U.S. Louise was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Lucille Lacy and her brother Joseph Lacy. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, John E. Barratt; daughter, Cynthia Louise Barratt and husband, Nat Adkins; daughter, Jody Scherr and husband, Jay; daughter, Jonny Ruth Gubachy and husband, James. Louise called her grandchildren Jason, Jamie and Jasmine Scherr and Sarah Ruth Gubachy the "light of my life". They adored her and will miss her dearly. Funeral Services will be Sunday, June 3, 2001 at 10:00 am at Martin Funeral Home, 1460 George Dieter. Graveside service will follow at Restlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Lung Association or the "Building Fund" for First Baptist Church of Ruidoso, NM.

ROBIN CLOUD, 38, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2001. Funeral service: 3 pm Saturday, SUNSET FUNERAL HOME-WEST, 480 N. Resler. Interment: Memory Gardens of the Valley. Survived by parents, Richard & Shirley R. Cloud; brothers, Richard Drew & Michael Lynn Cloud. She was born in Denver, Colorado. Arrangements by SUNSET FUNERAL HOME - WEST.

Isaac Jacob Daugherty-Rodriguez, 1, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2001 in El Paso. He was preceded in death by his uncle, Sergio Guzman. Jacob is survived by his parents, Ricardo Rodriguez and Belinda Daugherty. Brother, Andrew Rene Daugherty-Rodriguez. Sister, Natalie Rae Villalobos. Grandparents, Edgar and Herlinda Daugherty, Jose and Maria De Jesus. He is also survived by his aunts, Angie Guzman and Guadalupe Daugherty. Uncles, Victor Rodriguez, Pepin Rodriguez and Martin Daugherty. Cousins, Edger Guzman, Sergio Guzman Jr., Reina Guzman, Kimberly Daugherty, Venessa Daugherty, Corina Daugherty, Stephanie Rodriguez, Victor Rodriguez Jr. and Alex Rodriguez. Visitation will be Saturday starting at 9:30 a.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home-Carolina. Funeral Service will be Saturday at 12 noon at Hillcrest Chapel. Interment will be in Evergreen East Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME, 1060 Carolina Drive, 598-3332.

ELVIRA GARCIA, 62, passed away Friday, June 1, 2001 in El Paso. She was a lifelong resident of El Paso and was a member of the Catholic Church. Miss Garcia was preceded in death by her parents, Natividad V. Garcia and Pedro Garcia and brother, Manuel Garcia. She is survived by her brothers, Alfredo Garcia, Ramon Garcia and Lorenzo Garcia. Sisters, Eulalia Garcia, Amelia Quintana, Carmen Cortez and Teresa Pinon. Visitation will be Sunday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home - Carolina Chapel. Recitation of the Rosary will be Sunday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Family members will serve as pallbearers. Interment will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME - CAROLINA. 1060 Carolina Drive, 598-3332.

GEORGE ACOSTA, 41, entered eternal life on September 14, 2001. He is preceded in death by his mother, Teresa Acosta. Mr. Acosta is survived by his wife, Vicky Acosta, son Nicholas, daughters Stephanie and Victoria. He is also survived by his father, Francisco Acosta and 6 brothers and 3 sisters. George was a wonderful father and a loving husband who was caring and kind hearted to all. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home - Carolina. Recitation of the Rosary will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church. "Show me your ways O'Lord, teach me your paths, guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my savior." Interment will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME - CAROLINA. 1060 CAROLINA 598-3332 

MR. RAFAEL ALBA, 71, passed away Monday, September 17, 2001 in El Paso. He was a longtime resident of El Paso and a member of the Catholic Church. Mr. Alba retired from Texas Plating after 20 years of service. He is survived by his loving wife, Maria De Jesus Alba. Sons, Victor M. Alba and wife Rosa, Rafael Alba Jr. and wife Terri, Gustavo Alba and wife Gloria, Ricardo Alba and wife Minerva. Daughters, Trini Acosta and husband Alfred and Juana Alba. 11 Grandchildren. 1 Great Grandchild. Mother, Maria Lujano Alba. Brothers, Miguel Alba, Samuel Alba, Jesus Alba, Refugio Alba, Jose Alba, Manuel Alba, Luis Alba and Juan Alba. Sister, Rosario Guerra. Visitation will be Thursday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home - Carolina. Recitation of the Rosary will be Thursday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Friday at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrow Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Victor Alba, Rafael Alba Jr., Gustavo Alba, Ricardo Alba, Miguel Alba and Manuel Alba. Interment will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Directed by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 Carolina Drive. 598-3332.

Charles Everette Anderson, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, passed away on September 11, 2001, after a battle with cancer fought with courage and dignity. Charles was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on June 19, 1932. It was in Shreveport that he met and married his wife and soul-mate, Shelley. Charles attended Centenary College and Loyola University School of Law. He entered the army as a Second Lieutenant and he was stationed in El Paso, where he raised his four children and built a successful law practice. In October, 2000, Charles moved with his wife, Shelley, to Bastrop, Texas, where they lived amongst the beautiful pine trees and enjoyed his semi-retirement, practicing law in the small and quaint historical town. He is survived by his wife, Shelley; children, Steven, and wife Cynthia, Gregory, and wife Casee, Kathleen, Melissa, and husband Michael; grandchildren, James, Alexander, Brian, Alden, Campbell and Macy Anderson and Jessica and Shelley Harrell; siblings Lucy Todd, and husband Rufus, Mary Beadles, and husband Steve, and Becky Havel and sister-in-law Mary Anderson. His spirit lives on in the children and grandchildren whom he loved so well. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to Hospice Austin's Christopher House, 2820 E. Martin Luther King Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78702 or your favorite charity. A memorial service will be held at the Calvary Episcopal Church, 603 Spring St., Bastrop, Texas, on September 23, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. A gathering for friends and family will be held afterwards to celebrate Charles' life and passage to Christ at Kathleen Anderson's home, 121 Concho, Cedar Creek, Texas. 

RAUL CARRASCO, 64, Passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2001. He was born on September 7, 2001 in Canutillo, Texas to the late Jose Carrasco and to the late Rosa V. Valencia. He is survived by his sons: Javier and wife Susie Carrasco, and Joe and wife Jackie Carrasco. Three grandchildren Theo Carrasco, Jake Carrasco, and Cassie Carrasco; Brothers: Armando and wife Angelica Carrasco, and Roberto and wife Esperanza Carrasco; Sister Yolanda Aldez, his ex-wife Maria Antonia "Toni" Carrasco. Mr. Carrasco was a devoted Grandfather, Toolmaker, Hunter and Fisherman. Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 19, 2001 from 4 to 9 P.M. with a rosary at 7 P.M. at Sunset Funeral Home - West, Chapel of Remembrance located at 480 N. Resler. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, September 20, 2001 at 10:00 A.M. at San Luis Rey Catholic Church in Chamberino, New Mexico. Interment will follow at San Luis Rey Cemetery also in Chamberino, New Mexico. Pallbearers will be Javier Carrasco, Theo Carrasco, Jake Carrasco, Robert Carrasco, Armando Carrasco, and Ignacio "Nacho" Hernandez. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home-West.

Robert G. Conlin, 62 of Seguin, died September 14, 2001. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. in Goetz Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jim Price officiating. Mr. Conlin was born April 13, 1939 in Metz, France. He was a graduate of Wabash College in Crawfordsville, IN and a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. He served our country in the Army and Indiana National Guard as a commissioned officer. On September 8, 1963 he married Pamela Smith in Covington, IN. He worked for General Motors in the United States and in Mexico. Survivors include his wife, Pamela Conlin of Seguin; son, John Samuel Conlin and wife Kathryn of Kingsbury; daughter, Amelia Sue Conlin of Seguin; grandsons Zane and Robert Conlin both of Kingsbury; mother, Marie Gondrom of Covington, IN; brother, John Gondrom of Covington, IN and mother-in-law Murriel L. Smith of Indianapolis, IN. Mr. Conlin was preceded in death by his father, Alfred Gondrom and his step-father, Frank Conlin. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Guadalupe County Humane Society - P.O. Box 1593 Seguin, TX 78156-1593. Arrangements by Goetz Funeral Home - Seguin, TX - (830) 379-2313. 

Rita Medina Estrada, 74, former resident of Lordsburg and El Paso passed away Wednesday September 12, 2001 at home in Falls Church, Virginia. Visitation will begin Friday evening at 6:30 at St. Jose-ph's Catholic Church in Lordsburg where the prayer vigil will begin at 7. Mass of the Ressurection will be Saturday morning at 8:30 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Rev. Tony Clark, Pastor officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at Shakespeare Cemetery. Rita was born April 25, 1927 in Santa Rita, New Mexico to Jesus and Margarita Medina. She was a homemaker and has lived in Falls Church, Virginia for approximately 1 year having moved there from El Paso. Rita was a member of the Catholic Church. She is survived by 1 daughter, Mary Ann Estrada of Washington, DC; 4 sons, Robert M. Estrada, Steven Estrada, and Patrick Estrada all of Washington, DC, Lawrence A. Estrada of El Paso, TX; 1 brother, Frank Medina of Tucson, AZ; and 4 grandchildren. Cullum and Emily Estrada of Washington, DC, and Matthew and Lauren Estrada of El Paso, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband Mateo J. Estrada on January 20, 1994 and by 1 son, Richard Estrada on October 29, 1999. Pallbearers will be Robert, Lawrence, Steven, Patrick, and Matthlew Estrada, and Manuel Ramirez. ENTRUSTED TO THE CARE OF BACA'S FUNERAL CHAPEL, 811 S. GOLD, DEMING, NM 88030.

Margaret Matkin Jackson passed away suddenly Sept. 17, 2001 in El Paso. A life-long resident of El Paso, she was born June 1, 1930, attended Dudley Grade School and graduated from Austin High School in 1947. She attended Hollins College in Virginia and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. Margaret was involved in many facets of civic, social and religious life in El Paso. She held several offices at St. Clement's Pro Cathedral Episcopal Church, served on the Board of the Lee and Beulah Moor Children's Home, was past president of Junior League of El Paso, Board member of the El Paso County Historical Society and past chairman of Pan American Round Table. Margaret was also an active member in Panhellenic, Comadres, Sun City Investors and P.E.O. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, George Henry Jackson; and children Walker Jackson and wife Maggie; Jennifer Beckham and husband Charles; and Nancy Jackson Hoover. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Shaun, Amy Lynn, Ren and Taylor Jackson; Trey and Cameron Beckham; Wick, Elliott and Sarah Hoover; and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Nancy Marshall and husband Raymond; sisters-in-law Sue Polk, and Mary Hellums and husband Ralph; and numerous nieces and nephews. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, George and Lucile Matkin. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Sept. 20, at St. Clement's Pro Cathedral Episcopal Church. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the Lee and Beulah Moor Children's Home or a chairity of your choice. Funeral arrangements under direction of San Jose Funeral Home, El Paso, Texas. 532-1856 

Shirley Katherine Beckett Salazar, born September 28, 1945 in Gatesville, Texas passed away on September 16, 2001. This was her 34th wedding anniversary with her loving husband Miguel F. Salazar. Shirley died peacefully after a short battle with lung cancer. She remained loving and cheerful to the end. Shirley was raised in Fresno, CA. but returned to Killeen, TX. where she met Mike and they were wed. She supported Mike throughout her life and followed him to NM., CO., and finally to El Paso which became home. Shirley and Mike retired from the U.S. Army on September 1, 1997. Shirley worked as a volunteer at the ADA Assoc. Museum Gift Shop and was awarded the Order of Molly Pitcher. Shirley was preceded in to the arms of our Lord by her father Larry and sister Beverly. Shirley is survived by her husband, Mike; sons, Steven and Christopher; grandchildren, Steven, Brianna and Jonathan; mother, Lydia Stevens; brothers, Cecil and Jerry (Rita); in-laws, Mabel, Ricky and Jimmy (Dodie); daughter -in-law Letty, and her dear friend Diane Robertson (Mike). Shirley's family live in Oklahoma City, OK. and Boise, Idaho. Her in-laws live in Santa Fe, NM. Shirley is also survived by numerous nephews, nieces and friends. She will always be deeply loved by all who knew her. Children and teenagers were drawn to her. The events of this week saddened her deeply and in her memory, in lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society. Words cannot express how Shirley will be missed. Her first concern was always everyone else, even during her illness. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Thursday, September 20, 2001 at Martin Funeral Home West. Funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, September 21, 2001 at Martin Funeral Home West with Pastor Don Ciesielski officiating. Interment will be held at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. 

EVA P. TERAN, 79, passed away Sunday, September 16, 2001 in a local hospital. She was a lifelong resident of El Paso and was a member of the Catholic Church. Mrs. Teran is survived by her sons, Jesus Jaime Teran and Martin Teran. Daughter, Lorenza Teran. 3 Grandchildren. Brother, Manuel Pedregon. Sisters, Stella Hernandez, Graciela Ornelas, Carmen Gomez and Yolanda Huerta. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home - Carolina. Recitation of the Rosary will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Thursday at 9:45 a.m. at San Antonio Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Alonzo Pedregon III, Arturo Pedregon, Gene Hernandez, Edward Pedregon, Oscar Mora, Jr. and Guillermo Herrera, Jr. Honorary Pallbearer will be Jesus Jaime Teran and Martin Teran. Interment will be in Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME - CAROLINA. 1060 CAROLINA DRIVE 598-3332.

Mr. Camerino Villareal Valdemar Jr., passed away Saturday, September 15, 2001 in a local hospital. He was a longtime resident of El Paso. He was born August 29, 1935 in La Grulla, Texas and was drafted into the U.S. Army November 17, 1953. Mr. Valdemar was proud to serve his Country during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam Era. He retired as SFC Disabled Veteran December 31, 1973. He attended El Paso Community College where he received an Associates of Arts Degree May 9, 1980. He retired as a Security Officer from Boundary and International Waters in Del Rio, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Camerino Valdemar Sr. and Petra A. Villareal. Mr. Valdemar is survived by his wife, Ofelia G. Valdemar. Sons, Camerino Valdemar III, Jesus Valdemar, Sergio Valdemar Chaparro. Daughters, Belinda Valdemar, Terri Dunbar, Yanina Cavasos, Wanda Terrasas, Brenda Valdemar and Juanita Maldonado. Brothers, Arnoldo, Arturo, Alvaro, Aristeo and Benjamin Valdemar. Sisters, Angela King and Flora Cavasos. He loved all his 23 grandchildren. Visitation will be Thursday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home - Carolina. Recitation of the Rosary will be Thursday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Family members will serve as Pallbearers. His memory will live forever in all our hearts and prayers. Bebe was truly loved and will be missed dearly by all his family and friends. Interment will be in Fort Bliss National Cemetery with full Military Honors. Directed by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 Carolina Drive. 598-3332.


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