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ARDEN E. WADE, 70, formerly of El Paso, Texas passed away September 15, 2001 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Survivors include, wife Betty and daughter Stacey. Private services will be held.

LAWRENCE P. PHILLIPS, 82, passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2001, a resident of El Paso since 1949. He retired from Mt. Bell Phone Company after 30 years of service. Mr. Phillips was a veteran of WWII and a member of VFW Post Chapter #8919. Survived by wife of 50 years, Betty J. Phillips, 2 sons, Harold M. Phillips and James P. Pritchard, Sr.; 2 daughters, Bonnie J. Rhodes and Margaret L. Rigsby, 10 grandchildren and 12 great- grandchildren. Visitation will be Thursday, September 20th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Kaster-Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home, 8817 Dyer. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. in Fort Bliss National Cemetery on Friday, September 21st with Pastor Wally Chapman officiating.

JESSIE LEE LOVE, 74, passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2001 in El Paso. She was a lifelong resident of the El Paso area. Mrs. Love was preceded in death by her husband Richard Love, Sr. She is survived by her son, Richard I. Love, Jr. Daughters, Marlene M. Garber, Jacque M. Musick and Rebecca L. Love. 8 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren. Sisters, Judy Mitchell and Tylitha Dabbs. Graveside Service will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Interment will follow in Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME - CAROLINA. 1060 CAROLINA DRIVE 598-3332.

AURORA NUNEZ, 80, passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2001 in a local hospital. She was a lifelong resident of El Paso and was a member of the Catholic Church. Mrs. Nunez was preceded in death by her son, Carlos Luis Nunez and daughter, Nora Nunez. She is survived by her husband, Roberto J. Nunez. Sons, Robert Nunez, Armando Nunez, Oscar Nunez, Rene Nunez, Ernesto Nunez, John Ray Nunez and Sam Nunez. Daughters, Olga Dyer, Sylvia Ramirez and Socorro "Patty" Gavilanes. 26 Grandchildren and 13 Great Grandchildren. Brothers, Israel Garcia and Danny Sulin. Visitation will be Friday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home - Carolina. Recitation of the Rosary will be Friday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Saturday at 9 a.m. at Cristo Rey Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Jeffery Dyer, Ryan Nunez, Erie Nunez, David Lee Gavilanes, Charlie Castillo Nunez, Ernie Nunez, Buddy Nunez, Daniel Gavilanes, Dennis Gavilanes, Rene Nunez, Jr., Jason Nunez, Joey Dyer and Derek Gavilanes. Interment will be in Evergreen East Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME - CAROLINA. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598-3332.

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.

Andrews, John B., 55, memorial service: 2 P.M. Saturday, September 22, 2001 at Bethel Baptist Church. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements by Baca's Funeral Chapel, Deming, NM.

Barajas, Hortensia P., visitation: 1 P.M. Friday, September 21, 2001 at Ft. Bliss Chapel #2 (St. Michael's). Interment: Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Arrangements by Kaster-Maxon & Futrell.

Estrada, Rita, 74, viewing: 6:30 P.M. Friday, September 21, 2001 at Baca Funeral Home, 811 S. Gold St., Deming, NM. Funeral Mass: 9 A.M. Saturday, September 22, 2001 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Lordsburg, NM. Arrangements by Baca Funeral Home.

Medrano, Guadalupe, visitation & vigil service were Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at Mt. Franklin Funeral Home. Funeral Mass: 10 A.M. Thursday, September 20, 2001 at Our Lady of Refuge (La Union, N.M.). Burial: Arrangements by Mt. Franklin Funeral Home.

Murray, Lucille, M., memorial service: 1 P.M. Friday, September 21, 2001 at St. Marks United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Martin Funeral Home West.

Salazar, Shirley K., visitation: 5-7 P.M. Thursday, September 20, 2001 at Martin Funeral Home West. Funeral Service: 9:30 A.M. Friday, September 21, 2001 at Martin Funeral Home West. Interment: Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. Arrangements by Martin Funeral Home West.

Suthard, Ok-Ye, services: 10 A.M. Friday, September 21, 2001 at Kaster-Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home. Graveside: Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. Arrangements by Kaster-Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home.

Valdemar, Camerino, 66, visitation: 2-9 P.M. & Rosary: 7 P.M. Thursday, September 20, 2001 at Hillcrest Funeral Home Carolina. Funeral Mass: 11:30 A.M. Friday, September 21, 2001 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Burial: Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Arrangements by Hillcrest Funeral Home. 

Thelma L. Dimler, 70, died Wednesday at a Las Vegas hospital. She was born Nov. 6, 1930, in Detroit. A homemaker, she resided in El Paso for 20 years before moving to Las Vegas, the past 12 years. She is survived by her husband, Dale; daughter, Cheri Willard; both of Las Vegas; sons, David Schreder of Ashburn, Va., Mark Schreder of Charlotte, N.C., and Karl Schreder of New Market, Md.; stepson, Lant of Auburn, Ga.; brother, Earl Heinemann of Santa Clarita, Calif.; sister, Geraldine Ferguson of Palm Desert, Calif.; and 12 grandchildren. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Palm Mortuary- Jones, 1600 South Jones Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89146, 702-464-8420, with graveside services at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery. The family requests memorial donations be made to American Cancer Society. 

LUCILA HUERTA ELLIS, 47, passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2001. The lifelong resident of Houston, Texas was a member of the Gulf Haven Seventh Day Adventist Church. She worked as a cash reserve clerk with the Federal Reserve Bank. She is survived by her husband, Cecil Lee Ellis III; son, Jonathan Eric Ellis; stepson, Keith Lansing Ellis; parents, Benjamin C. Huerta and Lucila Huerta; brothers, Benjamin Huerta Jr. and wife, Karla, Jullo Huerta and Carlos Huerta; sisters, Isela Chavez and Carmen I. Perez; nephews, Oscar Natividad, Juan J. Perez, Christian Huerta, Edwin Huerta and David Anchondo; nieces, Julie Walters, Lizette Natividad, Isela Anchondo, Jacqueline Perez, Amber Marie Huerta and Araceli Natividad; grandnieces, Olivia Anchondo, Britany, Kateland and Chanel Walters; grandnephew, Jacob Walters along with several other aunts, uncles and cousins. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1801 McRae Blvd. Interment will be private. Mrs. Ellis' family would like to thank the staff at Providence Memorial Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation, Blue Bonnet Chapter, P.O. Box 590742, Houston, Texas 77259-0742. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home-East. 

CAROLINE LOUISE (Nee Lauderback) FARMER, of El Paso died peacefully in her sleep at the age of 85 on Sept. 19, 2001. Devoted and beloved mother of Billie Louise and husband Harold Price and Bob and wife, Mary Farmer of Phoenix, Arizona. Predeceased by her husband Bill and her brother Orville, two grandchildren, Francine Frank and first son in law Dick Mirror. Caroline is also survived by granddaughter Jenni and husband Dale Johnston and family of Wichita, Kansas. We will miss her bright smile and her great courageous and implicit faith. A memorial service will be held on Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Harding Orr & McDaniel Chapel. Graveside service will follow at Memory Gardens of the Valley. Visitation Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm and Monday morning 9-11:30 a.m. 

VIRGINIA LACA. Mom, Our Lord above has come to take you to heaven. May you rest in the Glory of our Savior. Survived by her husband Ruben, Sons, Ricky, Poncho, Eddie, Fernie, Gilbert and Javier; daughters Terrie Medina and JoAnn, 27 Grandchildren, 17 Great grandchildren, friends and family. Preceded in death by Ralph, David and Roy Laca. Visitation will be Sunday at 6-9 pm Rosary at 7 pm at Mission Funeral Home, 2600 Yandell. Funeral Mass will be Monday at 10 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 602 S. Oregon, procession following mass. 

ROBERT JOSEPH LISTBERGER, JR., 61, passed away in his home on September 19, 2001. Bob was born November 25, 1939, in Minneapolis, MN. He moved to El Paso in 1990. Preceded in death by his father, Robert Listberger, Sr. Survived by his wife of 20 years, Judy Listberger; his mother, LaVerne Listberger of Osakis, MN; 8 brothers and sisters; three children, Renee, Scott and Michael; three step-children, Tom Kruse, Teresa Dougherty and Julie Warren of Mpls., MN; mother-in-law, Edythe Berglund of Phoenix, AZ; many nieces, nephews and grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 11050 Montwood Dr, El Paso, on Sunday, September 23, 2001, at 5 P.M. In lieu of flowers please send memorial donations to American Brain Tumor Association, 2720 River Rd, Des Plaines, IL, 60018 or Hospice of El Paso. 

Gilberto Lopez, 89, lifelong resident of El Paso, Texas went to be with the Lord on Friday, Sept. 21, 2001. He was a pilot in the early days of aviation and also worked for many years at Fallstaff Brewery and ASARCO. Survived by his loving wife Ramona Lopez of 49 years. Sons: Willie Lopez, Hugo Lopez, Gilbert Lopez, Jr., and Jaime Lopez. Grandsons: Willie Jr., Hugo, Eric, Joshua, Anthony, Nathaniel and Joseph Lopez. Granddaughters: Jessie and Jennifer Lopez. Great-grandchildren: Willie III, Jason and Jocelyn. Supported by his loving Sisters-in-Law and many other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001 in San Jose Funeral Home from 9:30 AM to 12:45 PM. Prayer service will start at 11 AM on Saturday directed by Pastor Francisco Retana. Burial will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be members of the family. Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of El Paso, 3901 N. Mesa, El Paso, Texas 79902. Funeral arrangements under direction of San Jose Funeral Home, 601 S. Virginia St., El Paso, Texas 79901 915-532-1856, www.sanjosefuneralhome.com 

CATARINO OZUNA, 88, passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2001. Lifelong resident of El Paso and member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII. He retired from McKee Construction Company after 52 years of service in areas such as Dallas, San Antonio, and Arizona. Preceded in death by wife Antonia B. Ozuna and daughter Maria Concepcion Sanchez. Survived by son Catarino F. Ozuna, daughters Alicia Rosales and husband Isidro, Beatriz Regalado and husband Antonio, Rose Aguilar and husband Frank, Delia Sanchez and husband Mike, Irene Del Palacio and husband Armando, Grace Ozuna and husband David, 27 grandchildren, 63 great grandchildren, 6 great great grandchildren. Mr. Ozuna will lie in state Sunday from 1:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Martin Funeral Home Central. Rosary Service will be held Sunday at 7:00 P.M. at Martin Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held Monday at 11:45 A.M. at Guardian Angel Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Steve Zavala, Richard Zavala, Eddie Rios, Ernesto Regalado, Frank Aguilar, IV, Tony Rosales, George Sanchez, Luis Ozuna. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Robles, Armando Zavala, Mike Sanchez, David Avalos, Frank Aguilar, Antonio Regalado, John Ozuna and Louis R. Aguilar. Burial at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. 

Ronald F. Rosskopf 69, passed away on Thursday, September 20, 2001. Ronald was a resident of El Paso since 1978, and was retired from the Federal Fire Department after 40 years. He was a Korean Conflict Veteran and served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the El Paso Masonic Lodge #130 and Le Progres De Oceanie Lodge #371 of Hawaii, National Sojourners, Inc., Hero's of "76", York Rite Bodies. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Doris Rosskopf; children, Judy Tinkle, Marilyn Byington, Fred Rosskopf, Cathy Ford, Veronika Woofter and John Rosskopf; 10 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; brother, James Rosskopf. Visitation will be on Sunday, September 23, 2001 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home-Central. Funeral service will be on Monday, September 24, 2001 at 9:30 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home-Central Chapel, Minister Randy Lescalleet officiating. Burial at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. 

SERVICES IN THE AREA 

Abeyta, Rodolfo "Rudy" 41, lf funeral mass: 10:30 A.M. Saturday, September 22, 2001 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Burial: Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements by Kaster- Maxon & Futrell. 

Sr. Contreras, Manuel D., 75, lf visitation: 4-9 P.M. & Rosary: 7 P.M. Sunday, September 23, 2001 at Mt. Carmel Funeral Home Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection: 9:15 A.M. Monday, September 24, 2001 at Santo Nino de Atocha Catholic Church. Interment: Evergreen East Cemetery. Arrangements by Mt. Carmel Funeral Home. 

Echaniz, Mary C., 77, lf visitation: 5-9 P.M. & Rosary: 7 P.M. Sunday, September 23, 2001 at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church. Funeral Mass: 2 P.M. Monday, September 24, 2001 at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church. Interment: Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Arrangements by Sunset Funeral Home N.E. 

Gary, Elnora O., 62, lf visitation: 4-9 P.M. Sunday, September 23, 2001 at Sunset Funeral Home N.E. Funeral Services: 10 A.M. Monday, September 24, 2001 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 3400 Wyoming. Burial: Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements by Sunset Funeral Home N.E. 

Graham, Boyd Earle, 76, lf visitation: 1-6 P.M. & Funeral Services: 3 P.M. Sunday, September 23, 2001 at Sunset Funeral Home N.E. Arrangements: Sunset Funeral Home N.E. 

Listberger, Robert, Joseph, Jr., 61, lf memorial service: 5 P.M. Sunday, September 23, 2001 at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 11050 Montwood. Burial: Private. Arrangements by Martin Funeral Home East. 

Nunez, Aurora, 80, lf visitation & Rosary were held Friday, September 21, 2001 at Hillcrest FUneral Home Carolina. Funeral Mass: 9 A.M. Saturday, September 22, 2001 at Cristo Rey Catholic Church. Burial: Evergreen East Cemetery. Arrangements by Hillcrest Funeral Home Carolina. 

Perez, Virginia, lf visitation & Rosary were held Friday, September 21, 2001 at El Paso Mission Funeral Home Inc. Mass: Saturday, September 22, 2001 at Sacred Heart Church and Interment at McGuill Cemetery. Arrangements by El Paso Mission Funeral Home. 

Lawrence "Larry" G. Johnson of Atlanta, Georgia died on September 20, 2001 at his home. He is survived by his wife, Rosemary Durrett, and their son, Elliott O'Neil Johnson, of Atlanta, his mother, Lena Kate Johnson of El Paso, his brother, Carl T. Johnson and his wife, Pamela Johnson, of El Paso, his nephews, Scott T. Johnson and his wife, June Johnson, of El Paso, and Christopher J. Johnson, of Dallas as well as many cousins, relatives, and friends. He is predeceased by his father, J.T. Johnson. Mr. Johnson was born on November 15, 1945 in Pascagoola, Mississippi and moved to El Paso with his parents in 1947. He graduated from Burges High School in El Paso and earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from The University of Texas at Austin where he was a member of Tau Beta Pi. He was a registered professional engineer for over 34 years, involved in all phases of the design and construction industry with clients throughout the United States and the Middle East. He served as structural engineer, project manager, operations manager, and program manager for architectural, engineering, and design firms, and at the time of his death was Planning, Programming, and Design Manager for Rosser International, an architectural and engineering firm in Atlanta. In his long experience as a structural and architectural engineer, Mr. Johnson was involved in the design and construction of several buildings and structures across the country. Particularly noteworthy was his involvement in the rebuilding of Albany State University in Albany, Georgia following the flood of 1994. As program manager, he was responsible for the $150 million Flood Recovery initiative and was largely responsible for the new ASU campus with such structures as the Pedestrian Mall, the Central Energy Plant, the Academic Administration Building, the Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Complex, the Dining Hall, and three new dormitories. He was an affiliate member of the Society of College and University Planners and received numerous awards, including the Rehabilitation and Preservation Award from the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, First Place Special Category Award for the Bridge and Pedestrian Mall at ASU, and the Award for Excellence for University Facilities from the American Concrete Institute. In the fall of 2000, Albany State University awarded him their prestigious Friend of the University Award. Nationally, Mr. Johnson was involved in the design and renovation of such projects as the Bank of America Data Center in Los Angeles, the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, the CitiCorp/CitiBank Data Center in Napa, California, a 1,000-car parking deck and Pedestrian Plaza at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, and elementary schools in Georgia. A memorial service is planned for Friday, September 28, 2001 in Atlanta at the H.M. Patterson and Son Funeral Home at 4550 Peachtree Rd, NE 30319. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity-First United Methodist Church in El Paso for either the Day School Scholarship Fund or the TV Fund, or to your favorite charity. 

MS. ELNORA (PAIGE) GARY was born to the union of James Owens and Elenor Harris on May 25, 1937, Ms. Gary was a resident of El Paso, TX. most of her life. Ms. Elnora Gary departed from this life at 6 a.m. Tuesday, September 18, 2001, in a local hospital, following an illness. She leaves to mourn her loss, two daughters, Gwendolyn J. Paige of Santa Ana, California, Lenora (James) Pior of Midland, TX, three sons, Robert K. (Anita) Paige of Chaparral, N.M., Kenneth Paige, El Paso, Texas and James E. Paige of Montgomery, AL. Seven grandchildren, Keysha M. Paige, Latoya Paige and fiancee Joe Kennedy, Kenneth Paige Jr., Jonathan S. Gary, Nia C. Gary, Anthony White and three great grandchildren, Johnny K. Paige, Brandon A. White, Chantashia T.J. Kennedy and a host of other relatives and friends. Ms. Elnora Gary was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church a many number of years. Visitation will be on Sunday, September 23, 2001 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home-N.E. located at 4631 Hondo Pass El Paso, Texas 79904. Funeral Service will be on Monday, September 24, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church, located at 3400 Wyoming, Ave. Rev.Williams will officiate. Burial will be at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery. Entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home Northeast. 

LUCILA HUERTA ELLIS, 47, passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2001. The lifelong resident of Houston, Texas was a member of the Gulf Haven Seventh Day Adventist Church. She worked as a cash reserve clerk with the Federal Reserve Bank. She is survived by her husband, Cecil Lee Ellis III; son, Jonathan Eric Ellis; stepson, Keith Lansing Ellis; parents, Benjamin C. Huerta and Lucila Huerta; brothers, Benjamin Huerta Jr. and wife, Karla, Jullo Huerta and Carlos Huerta; sisters, Isela Chavez and Carmen I. Perez; nephews, Oscar Natividad, Juan J. Perez, Christian Huerta, Edwin Huerta and David Anchondo; nieces, Julie Walters, Lizette Natividad, Isela Anchondo, Jacqueline Perez, Amber Marie Huerta and Araceli Natividad; grandnieces, Olivia Anchondo, Britany, Kateland and Chanel Walters; grandnephew, Jacob Walters along with several other aunts, uncles and cousins. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1801 McRae Blvd. Interment will be private. Mrs. Ellis' family would like to thank the staff at Providence Memorial Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation, Blue Bonnet Chapter, P.O. Box 590742, Houston, Texas 77259-0742. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home-East. 

SALVADOR COUDER, 37, passed away on Thursday, September 20, 2001 in Ruidoso, N.M. A lifelong resident of El Paso, Texas, he was born on December 5, 1963. He will always be remembered for his free spirit and the strength and compassion he showed to all he loved and encountered throughout his life. He had a heart of gold that will be sorely missed but cherished by those he touched. He is survived by his wife, Lorena and his beautiful children Christina Couder, Jennifer Couder, Damian Couder, Maxemilian Couder and Rheannon Couder. He is also survived by his mother, Yolanda Irby and stepfather, Henry Irby. He was preceded in death by his father, Juan Luis Couder. He is survived by his sister, Debra, husband Emilio Velez; brothers, Jesus, wife Cyndee; David; Victor; and Luis Antonio, wife Sandy Couder. He is also survived by many special nephews and nieces and a grandson, Quenten. Visitation will be on Monday, September 24, 2001 from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Sunset Funeral Home Northeast. Recitation of the rosary will be on Monday, September 24, 2001 at 7:00 pm at Sunset Funeral Home Northeast. Funeral mass will be 12 noon on Tuesday, September 25, 2001 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be: Jesus Couder, David Couder, Victor Couder, Luis Antonio Couder, Emilio Velez, Gabriel De La Cruz, Domingo Jimenez, Mark Caldwell, Robert Siquieros and Isidro De La Cruz. Arrangements by Sunset Funeral Home Northeast 

Carl C. Bumgardner, 74, a retired sergeant of U.S. Army, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, in Weatherford. Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Monday in Greenwood Chapel. Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday in DFW National Cemetery. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Carl C. Bumgardner was born Sept. 26, 1929, in Slaton. He was preceded in death by his father, Autry Claud Bumgardner, and mother, Minnie Reeves. Survivors: Wife of 49 years, eight months, 16 days, Ruby G. of Proctor; son, Billy G. Bumgardner of Fort Worth; daughter, Elizabeth L. Pritchett and husband, Don, of Anchorage, Alaska; son, Walter A. Bumgardner and wife, Donna, of Indepence, Mo.; daughter, Patricia A. Greene and husband, Robert, of Hornbeck, La.; daughter, Susan E. Price and husband, Alan, of White Settlement; sons, Richard L. Wingrove of Great Falls, Va., and Johnny K. Bumgardner of Georgia; 20 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Minnie M. Green of Everton, Ark.; brother, Arthur C. Bumgardner ofBrownwood; sister, Billie L. Tapley of Idabell, Okla.; brother, Charlie C. Bumgardner of Lake Worth, Fla.; sister, Alice C. Beavers of Weatherford; brother, Calvin C. Rosevear of Saratoga Spring, N.Y.; sisters, Mary C. Rosevear of Texas City and Geneva R. Williams of Deer Park; many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends. Greenwood Funeral Home 3100 White Settlement Road, Fort Worth, Texas 76107 (817) 336-0584 

CATARINO OZUNA, 88, passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2001. Lifelong resident of El Paso and member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII. He retired from McKee Construction Company after 52 years of service in areas such as Dallas, San Antonio, and Arizona. Preceded in death by wife Antonia B. Ozuna and daughter Maria Concepcion Sanchez. Survived by son Catarino F. Ozuna, daughters Alicia Rosales and husband Isidro, Beatriz Regalado and husband Antonio, Rose Aguilar and husband Frank, Delia Sanchez and husband Mike, Irene Del Palacio and husband Armando, Grace Ozuna and husband David, 27 grandchildren, 63 great grandchildren, 6 great great grandchildren. Mr. Ozuna will lie in state Sunday from 1:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Martin Funeral Home Central. Rosary Service will be held Sunday at 7:00 P.M. at Martin Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held Monday at 11:45 A.M. at Guardian Angel Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Steve Zavala, Richard Zavala, Eddie Rios, Ernesto Regalado, Frank Aguilar, IV, Tony Rosales, George Sanchez, Luis Ozuna. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Robles, Armando Zavala, Mike Sanchez, David Avalos, Frank Aguilar, Antonio Regalado, John Ozuna and Louis R. Aguilar. Burial at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. 

MARY C. ECHANIZ, 77, passed away on Wednesday, September 19, 2001. Mary was a long time resident of El Paso, Texas and was born in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Mrs. Echaniz was preceded in death by her parents, Ignacio and Dolores Cisneros and her brothers, Jacob Cisneros and Frank Cisneros. Survivors include her husband, Eugene Echaniz, sons, Andy Echaniz, Thomas Echaniz and Paul Echaniz, daughter, Elza Cushing, grandchildren, Marisa Echaniz, Michelle Echaniz, Aaron Echaniz, Aloysius Cushing, Monique Echaniz, Michael T. Echaniz and Zoe Echaniz and sister Pauline Geck. Visitation will be on Sunday, September 23, 2001 from 5:00pm until 9:00pm at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church with a Rosary at 7:00 pm., Deacon James Szostek will officiate. Mass will be on Monday, September 24, 2001 at 2:00 pm at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church. Father Richard Weiss will officiate. Burial will follow at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home-Northeast. 

MRS. FIDELA "GLORIA" R. DUARTE, passed away Friday September 21, 2001 in a local hospital. She was a long time resident of El Paso and a member of the Jehova Witness. Mrs. Duarte was preceded in death by her husband Benjamin Duarte. Survivors Children: Arturo Duarte, Isela Mendoza, Patricia Haggard and Gabriel Duarte. 12 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Sister Maria M. Cepeda. Visitation will be Sunday at Hillcrest Funeral Home Carolina from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Services will be Sunday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Pallbearers will be Jose Mendoza, Joseph Mendoza, Arturo Duarte, Gabriel Duarte, Larry Haggard and Scott Haggard. Interment will be in Evergreen East Cemetery. "Life is fragile and with death comes peace. You are at peace but greatly missed. Jehova will have you in his memory." Mrs. Duarte family gives special thanks to the staff of Loma Vista Dialysis. Arrangements by Hillcrest Funeral Home. 1060 Carolina 598-3332 

Gilberto Lopez, 89, lifelong resident of El Paso, Texas went to be with the Lord on Friday, Sept. 21, 2001. He was a pilot in the early days of aviation and also worked for many years at Fallstaff Brewery and ASARCO. Survived by his loving wife Ramona Lopez of 49 years. Sons: Willie Lopez, Hugo Lopez, Gilbert Lopez, Jr., and Jaime Lopez. Grandsons: Willie Jr., Hugo, Eric, Joshua, Anthony, Nathaniel and Joseph Lopez. Granddaughters: Jessie and Jennifer Lopez. Great-grandchildren: Willie III, Jason and Jocelyn. Supported by his loving Sisters-in-Law and many other relatives and friends. Visitation was held Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001 in San Jose Funeral Home from 9:30 AM to 12:45 PM. Prayer service started at 11 AM on Saturday directed by Pastor Francisco Retana. Burial followed in Restlawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers were members of the family. Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of El Paso, 3901 N. Mesa, El Paso, Texas 79902. Funeral arrangements under direction of San Jose Funeral Home, 601 S. Virginia St., El Paso, Texas 79901 915-532-1856, www.sanjosefuneralhome.com 

MANUEL D. CONTRERAS, SR, 75, passed away Thursday September 20, 2001 in a local hospital. He was a resident of El Paso and a member of the Catholic Church. Mr. Contreras is preceded in death by Parents Humberto and Sylvestra Contreras and brother Beto Contreras. Also, recently preceded in death by his beloved son and best friend, Manuel Contreras, Jr. He is survived by wife Maria of 53 years, Sons Raul and wife Gloria, Roberto and wife Martha, Jorge and wife Lourdes and daughter Lupita and husband George Gonzalez, and daughter-in-law Delia Contreras. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and brothers Dimas Contreras and Jesus Contreras. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 pm Sunday 9/23/01 with Rosary at 7:00 pm at Mt. Carmel Funeral Home Chapel. Holy Mass will be said at 9:15 am Monday 9/24/01 at Santo Nino de Atocha Catholic Church, 210 S. Clark Dr. Interment at Evergreen East Cemetery. Funeral Arrangements by Mt. Carmel Funeral Home 

Ronald F. Rosskopf 69, passed away on Thursday, September 20, 2001. Ronald was a resident of El Paso since 1978, and was retired from the Federal Fire Department after 40 years. He was a Korean Conflict Veteran and served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the El Paso Masonic Lodge #130 and Le Progres De Oceanie Lodge #371 of Hawaii, National Sojourners, Inc., Hero's of "76", York Rite Bodies. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Doris Rosskopf; children, Judy Tinkle, Marilyn Byington, Fred Rosskopf, Cathy Ford, Veronika Woofter and John Rosskopf; 10 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; brother, James Rosskopf. Visitation will be on Sunday, September 23, 2001 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home-Central. Funeral service will be on Monday, September 24, 2001 at 9:30 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home-Central Chapel, Minister Randy Lescalleet officiating. Burial at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. 

We are saddened by the loss of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, HAROLD WEST, passed away Friday, September 14, 2001 after a long battle with serious illnesses. He died peacefully in his sleep. Mr. West was a Veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II under General Patton, and retired as a 1SG. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Ann West. Son, Bernard West and wife, Becky. Daughter, Barbara. Granddaughter, Theresa and husband Eric and Great Grandson, Cade. Grandson, Brandon. Mr. West is also survived by other relatives in several states and overseas. Our "Dad" was a quiet, unwavering, caring man with a dry sense of humor. Unwavering in his loyalty, strength and support for his family. We will miss him dearly. Ruhe in Frieden. Vaya Con Dios. Cremation has taken place no local services were planned. Memorial Service will take place at a later date in another State. No visits please. 

MSG. (RET.) CHARLES ROY TALLEY, 71, passed away on Tuesday, September 18, 2001. Mr. Talley retired from the U.S. Army after more than 23 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Flora Talley. Survivors include his wife Irene Ella Talley, sons, Charles Harold Talley and his wife Christina and Jeffrey L. Talley, daughters, Flora G. Presley and her husband Michael, Christa Sylvia Talley and Diane R. Talley, 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Mr. Talley will have a graveside service on Tuesday, September 25, 2001 at 10 am. Chaplain Dudley will officiate. Interment will be at Fort Bliss National Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home Northeast. 

Bessie Mae Peterson, 84, passed away Thursday, September 20, 2001, a resident of El Paso for 50 years. She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald R. Peterson. She is survived by 3 sons, Donald Peterson and Stewart Peterson, both of El Paso and Roy Peterson of Elgin, Texas; 2 daughters, Linda Remple and Caroline Lewis of El Paso; 8 grandchildren, Troy and Todd Peterson, Michael and Danielle Peterson, David and Karen Remple and John and Joshua Stowell; 3 great-grandchildren, Brandon and Mason Stowell and Adriana Peterson. Visitation will be Monday, September 24th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Kaster-Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home, 8817 Dyer. Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. in Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery on Tuesday, September 25th. 

ROBERT JOSEPH LISTBERGER, JR., 61, passed away in his home on September 19, 2001. Bob was born November 25, 1939, in Minneapolis, MN. He moved to El Paso in 1990. Preceded in death by his father, Robert Listberger, Sr. Survived by his wife of 20 years, Judy Listberger; his mother, LaVerne Listberger of Osakis, MN; 8 brothers and sisters; three children, Renee, Scott and Michael; three step-children, Tom Kruse, Teresa Dougherty and Julie Warren of Mpls., MN; mother-in-law, Edythe Berglund of Phoenix, AZ; many nieces, nephews and grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 11050 Montwood Dr, El Paso, on Sunday, September 23, 2001, at 5 P.M. In lieu of flowers please send memorial donations to American Brain Tumor Association, 2720 River Rd, Des Plaines, IL, 60018 or Hospice of El Paso. 

CAROLINE LOUISE (Nee Lauderback) FARMER, of El Paso died peacefully in her sleep at the age of 85 on Sept. 19, 2001. Devoted and beloved mother of Billie Louise and husband Harold Price and Bob and wife, Mary Farmer of Phoenix, Arizona. Predeceased by her husband Bill and her brother Orville, two grandchildren, Francine Frank and first son in law Dick Mirror. Caroline is also survived by granddaughter Jenni and husband Dale Johnston and family of Wichita, Kansas. We will miss her bright smile and her great courageous and implicit faith. A memorial service will be held on Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Harding Orr & McDaniel Chapel. Graveside service will follow at Memory Gardens of the Valley. Visitation Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm and Monday morning 9-11:30 a.m. 

VIRGINIA LACA, Mom, Our Lord above has come to take you to heaven. May you rest in the Glory of our Savior. Survived by her husband Ruben, Sons, Ricky, Poncho, Eddie, Fernie, Gilbert and Javier; daughters Terrie Medina and JoAnn, 27 Grandchildren, 17 Great grandchildren, friends and family. Preceded in death by Ralph, David and Roy Laca. Visitation will be Sunday at 6-9 pm Rosary at 7 pm at Mission Funeral Home, 2600 Yandell. Funeral Mass will be Monday at 10 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 602 S. Oregon, procession following mass. 

Thelma L. Dimler, 70, died Wednesday at a Las Vegas hospital. She was born Nov. 6, 1930, in Detroit. A homemaker, she resided in El Paso for 20 years before moving to Las Vegas, the past 12 years. She is survived by her husband, Dale; daughter, Cheri Willard; both of Las Vegas; sons, David Schreder of Ashburn, Va., Mark Schreder of Charlotte, N.C., and Karl Schreder of New Market, Md.; stepson, Lant of Auburn, Ga.; brother, Earl Heinemann of Santa Clarita, Calif.; sister, Geraldine Ferguson of Palm Desert, Calif.; and 12 grandchildren. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Palm Mortuary-Jones, 1600 South Jones Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89146, 702-464-8420, with graveside services at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery. The family requests memorial donations be made to American Cancer Society. 

SARAH FRANCES SILVERMAN, 84, passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2001. She was a resident of El Paso since 1922. She is preceded in death by her husband Henry Silverman and is survived by her son and his wife, John and Rita Silverman and their children, Todd Silverman and his wife Sharon, Gina Lovett and her husband Rob, Sharon Prudholme and her husband Steve, Nina Segal, Annie Gonzalez and her husband, Joey and 3 great grandchildren; sister Mayme Cobb of Austin, TX. Private interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association 4400 N. Mesa Ste #9, El Paso, TX 79902. 

Roger Glen Causey, born November 6, 1960 in El Paso, Texas, passed away September 12, 2001. Preceded in death by mother, Emma Horner Causey. Survived by wife Lorraine Causey, father Robert G. Causey, brothers Clarence C. O'Hagan Sr., Patrick Causey, Dennis Causey, Charles Causey and sister Deena Haarmann and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Monday from 10 A.M. to 12 P.M. at Mission Funeral Home, 2600 W. Yandell Drive. Interment followed after mass. 

BOYD EARLE GRAHAM, 76, passed away on Friday, September 14, 2001. He was a 2 year resident of El Paso, Texas and a Veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Graham is survived by his son, David Graham, and foster son, Eric A. Moriel. Visitation will be on Sunday, September 23, 2001 from 1 pm to 6 pm at Sunset Funeral Home N.E. located at 4631 Hondo Pass. Funeral Service will be on Sunday, September 23, 2001 at 3 pm at Sunset Funeral Home-N.E. in the chapel. Pastor Don Ciesielski will officiate. Entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home-Northeast. 

SERVICES IN THE AREA 

Abeyta, Rodoo "Rudy" 41, funeral mass: 10:30 A.M. Saturday, September 22, 2001 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Burial: Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements by Kaster-Maxon & Futrell. 

Barriga, Jesus Rodoo, 57, visitation: 4-9 p.m. Rosary: 7 p.m. Sunday September 23, 2001 at Hillcrest Funeral Home Carolina. Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Monday September 24, 2001 at Cristo Rey Catholic Church. Interment: Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements by Hillcrest Funeral Home Carolina. 

Causey, Roger Glen, Visitation: 10 a.m. to 12 noon Prayer Service: 11 a.m. Monday September 24, 2001 at El Paso Mission Funeral Home. Graveside Service: 1 p.m. at McGill Cemetery. Arrangements by El Paso Mission Funeral Home Inc. 

Sr. Contreras, Manuel D., 75, visitation: 4-9 P.M. & Rosary: 7 P.M. Sunday, September 23, 2001 at Mt. Carmel Funeral Home Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection: 9:15 A.M. Monday, September 24, 2001 at Santo Nino de Atocha Catholic Church. Interment: Evergreen East Cemetery. Arrangements by Mt. Carmel Funeral Home. 

Duarte, Fidela "Gloria", 73, visitation: 2-9 p.m,. Prayer Service: 7 p.m. Sunday September 23, 2001 at Hillcrest Funeral Home Carolina. Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Monday September 24, 2001 at Hillcrest Funeral Home. Interment: Evergreen East Cemetery. Arrangements by Hillcrest Funeral Home Carolina. 

Echaniz, Mary C., 77, visitation: 5-9 P.M. & Rosary: 7 P.M. Sunday, September 23, 2001 at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church. Funeral Mass: 2 P.M. Monday, September 24, 2001 at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church. Interment: Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Arrangements by Sunset Funeral Home N.E. 

Farmer, Caroline, Visitation: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday September 23, 2001 and 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday September 24, 2001 at Harding Orr & McDaniel Funeral Home. Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday September 24, 2001 at Harding Orr & McDaniel Funeral Home. Burial: Memory Gardens of the Valley. Arrangements by Harding Orr & McDaniel Funeral Home. 

Gary, Elnora O., 62, visitation: 4-9 P.M. Sunday, September 23, 2001 at Sunset Funeral Home N.E. Funeral Services: 10 A.M. Monday, September 24, 2001 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 3400 Wyoming. Burial: Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements by Sunset Funeral Home N.E. 

Gonzalez, Jose, Visitation: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Prayer Service: 4 p.m. Sunday September 23, 2001 at Mt. Franklin Funeral Home. Chapel Service: 9:30 a.m. Monday September 24, 2001 at Mt. Franklin Funeral Home. Burial: Restlawn Cemetery. Arrangements by Mt. Franklin Funeral Home. 

Graham, Boyd Earle, 76, visitation: 1-6 P.M. & Funeral Services: 3 P.M. Sunday, September 23, 2001 at Sunset Funeral Home N.E. Arrangements: Sunset Funeral Home N.E. 

Hanson, Mary Luise, 92, Visitation: 12-1 p.m. Sunday September 23, 2001 at Martin Funeral Home Central. Graveside: 2:30 p.m. Monday September 24, 2001 at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. Arrangements by Martin Funeral Home Central. 

Listberger, Robert, Joseph, Jr., 61, memorial service: 5 P.M. Sunday, September 23, 2001 at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 11050 Montwood. Burial: Private. Arrangements by Martin Funeral Home East. 

Nunez, Aurora, 80, visitation & Rosary were held Friday, September 21, 2001 at Hillcrest FUneral Home Carolina. Funeral Mass: 9 A.M. Saturday, September 22, 2001 at Cristo Rey Catholic Church. Burial: Evergreen East Cemetery. Arrangements by Hillcrest Funeral Home Carolina. 

Ozuna, Catarino, 88, Visitation: 1-9 p.m. Rosary: 7 p.m. Sunday September 23, 2001 at Martin Funeral Home Central. Funeral Mass: 11:45 a.m. Monday September 24, 2001 at Guardian Angel Catholic Church. Burial: Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. Arrangements by Martin Funeral Home Central. 

Perez, Virginia, visitation & Rosary were held Friday, September 21, 2001 at El Paso Mission Funeral Home Inc. Mass: Saturday, September 22, 2001 at Sacred Heart Church and Interment at McGuill Cemetery. Arrangements by El Paso Mission Funeral Home. 

Rosskopf, Ronald F., 9, Visitation: 7-9 p.m. Sunday September 23, 2001 at Martin Funeral Home Montana. Funeral Service: 9:30 a.m. Monday September 24, 2001 at Martin Chapel. Burial: Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Arrangements by Martin Funeral Home Montana.


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