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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. 

Mr. Cruz R. Astorga, 73, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2001 in E1 Paso. He was a resident of El Paso for 60 years and was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Mr. Astorga was a retired carpenter. He was preceded in death by his son, Jesus A. Astorga. He is survived by his wife, Maria F. Astorga. Sons, Ricardo A. Olvera, Victor M. Olvera and Arturo C. Astorga. Daughters, Blanca A. Irrobali, Julieta M. Roddy, Teresa C. Ortega and Ana L. Roddy. 28 Grandchildren and 13 Great Grandchildren. Brothers, Manuel Astorga and Alfonso Astorga. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home - Carolina. Recitation of the Rosary will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Donny Olvera, Sergio Arambula, Daniel Ortega, Jesse Roddy, James Irrobali, and Robert Olvera. Interment will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME - CAROLINA. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598-3332.

ROBERT ANDREW FORTINI, 68, passed away on Friday September 21, 2001. He was born in Adams, Massachusetts to the late Joseph and Marie Eva Fortini on December 24, 1932. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served in the Korean Conflict and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He also served in the Vietnam Conflict and retired from the U.S. Air Force. He is survived by his wife Alicia Fortini of 49 years, their six children and 9 grandchildren. Visitation will be on Tuesday, September 25, 2001 from 4 pm to 9 pm with a rosary to be recited at 7 pm at Sunset Funeral Home-N.E. located at 4631 Hondo Pass. Funeral mass will be on Wednesday, September 26, 2001 at 12 noon at Christ the Savior Catholic Church located at 5301 Wadsworth. Entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home-Northeast.

Maria A. "Mae" Garcia, 67, of Round Rock passed away on September 21, 2001. She was born on October 15, 1933 in Wink, Texas to Marcelo and Catalina Minjarez. Mae was a registered nurse and a member of St. William's Catholic Church. Her survivors include four daughters, Gina Garcia and husband Michael Farr of Aloha, Oregon, Patricia Zengri of Austin, Martha Hernandez, Grace Tyson and husband Jim both of Round Rock; brothers, Jesus Minjarez and wife Jan of El Paso, Leonard Minjarez of Victoria; sisters, Terry Aguilar and husband Ben, Blasa Saldivar and husband John both of El Paso; nine grandchildren. She is preceded in death by a daughter, Susana Marie Garcia and brother, Marcelo Minjarez. Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001 in the Beck Funeral Home, 15709 Ranch Rd 620. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 AM Wednesday in St. William's Catholic Church, with Father Joel McNeil as officiant. Interment will follow immediately in Round Rock Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Beck Funeral Home, Austin/Round Rock 512-244-3772.

JOSE HUERTA, 95, passed away Monday, September 24, 2001. Longtime resident of El Paso. He retired from Williams Pit Bar-B-Que after 4 years of service as a cook for several restaurants in the El Paso area. Preceded in death by wife Hortencia Huerta. Survived by daughters Ofelia D. Pedregon and husband Manuel, Sr., Nora Chatfield and husband Robert, grandchildren Michael, Albert, Sr., Priscilla, Manny, Jr., and Armida Pedregon, 10 great grandchildren and nephew Roberto Huerta and wife Aurora. Mr. Huerta 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 12:00 Noon at All Saints Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Michael Pedregon, Albert Pedregon, Jr., Manny Pedregon III, Oscar Pedregon, Albert Pedregon, Sr., and Roberto Huerta. Honorary pallbearer will be Manuel Pedregon, Sr. and Manuel Pedregon, Jr. Burial at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

Betty Levy was born in New York City on April 20, 1908, and died in El Paso on the morning of September 23, 2001. She lived in Los Angeles for 7 years before marrying Gus Levy, with whom she shared 59 years. They lived all their years together in Oakland and Alameda, California. Betty moved to El Paso 5 years ago. She loved life: traveling, reading, playing cards, knitting, golf. She was outgoing, generous and fun to be with. Betty was a dedicated volunteer at the Jewish Home For the Aged, a Charter Member of Soroptimist International, a member of Temple Mount Sinai and Hadassah and was an astute businesswoman. Betty is survived by her son, Steven London, her daughter Sue Weiss and husband Ken Weiss, along with 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Betty was preceded in death by her husband Gus and her daughter, Janice Rosenberg. Burial will be in Los Angeles. A Memorial Service will be held at Temple Mount Sinai on Sunday, September 30th at 3pm. Memorial contributions can be made to Temple Mount Sinai or VNA Hospice or a charity of your choice. Her memory will always be a blessing to those who knew and loved her.

DAVID RATLIFF OWEN JR., 78, passed away Saturday, September 22, 2001. He was a lifelong El Pasoan other than the few years he was transferred first to Denver, Colorado then to Houston, Texas. He graduated from the Texas College of Mines and served during World War II in the United States Army as a sergeant and was awarded the World War II Victory Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Ribbon, EAME Theater Ribbon and two Bronze Service Stars and the Purple Heart. He and his wife retired in El Paso after 35 years with Chevron Oil. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ann Louise Owen; sons, John David Owen and Gregory Scott Owen, both of Houston, Tx; grandson, Gregory Scott Owen II along with several other family members and friends. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Interment will follow with military honors. He was the son of the late David R. Owen and Gladys Owen. In lieu of flowers, Mr. Owens' family is requesting donations be made to Hospice of VNA/Circle of Hope, 2211 E. Missouri Ave., El Paso, Texas 79903 or favorite charity. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home-East.

LORENE CLOIE STOCKTON, 75, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2001 in her home. She had been a resident of El Paso for 50 years. She was born in Melrose, New Mexico to Cannon E. and Ona P. Newbill. She had six brothers and sisters: Annie, Clifton, Pauline, Mary, Thelma and Cannon Jr. She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, John Stockton, Sr., her children, John Jr. and Suzanne Juen, her son in law Bill Juen, her grandchildren Lori, Aaron, Troy, Joanne, Sherry and Tommy. She truly adored her four great-grandchildren, Ashleigh, Sean, Ryan and Paige. Lorene will be easily remembered for her many talents, her quick wit, her fiery personality, her devotion to family, but most of all, she cherished all babies and children. Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 25, 2001 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home, 1060 N. Carolina. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, September 26, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at Evergreen East Cemetery, El Paso, Texas. Eulogist: Robert Pyle. Pallbearers will be Richard Merrell, Guy Merrell, Cannon Newbill, Charles Stockton, Danny Stockton, Billy Watts, Randy Calhoun and David Weick. Honorary Pallbearers will be Clyde Frazier, Wayne Guidrey, Roger Pyle, Gerry Merrell, Michael Frazier, Ronny Simmons, Kevin Newbill, Terry Buttram, Brandon Weick, Bill Watts, Jimmy Carr, and Bob Gibson. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME - CAROLINA. 1060 CAROLINA DRIVE 598-3332.

Eduardo Alvarado (Bibi) passed away Wednesday September 26, 2001. He was lifelong resident of El Paso. Mr. Alvarado is preceded in death by his grandmother Osbelia Gutierrez and sister Claudia Canchola. Survived by his mother Amparo Alvarado, brother Victor and Rebecca Canchola, sisters Santa Alvarado, Amparo Mendoza, and Acela Canchola. Visitation will be from 6-9 pm with rosary at 7 pm Friday September 28, 2001 in El Paso Mission Funeral Home Chapel; Funeral Mass will be at Our Lady of the Light Church at 9:00 am on Saturday September 29, 2001.

ROBERT E. NIMZ II, 34, passed away on Friday, September 21, 2001. He was a long time resident of El Paso and a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. He was a graduate of J.M. Hanks High School. Mr. Nimz is survived by his father, Robert E. Nimz, Sr. and his sister, Lezlie R. White. Graveside funeral services will be held at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery on Friday, September 28, 2001 at 11:00 A.M.

MARIBEL PEREZ, 39, passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2001. She was a lifelong El Pasoan and a homemaker. She is survived by her son, Jeremy Rene Perez; parents, Luis and Carolina C. Perez; brothers, Ricardo Perez, Luis Perez and George Perez; sisters, Beatrice Hoyos, Yolanda Macias and Alma Perez Leal along with several nephews, nieces and friends. Visitation is from 4-9 p.m. Friday, with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home East, Chapel of Remembrance. Mass of the Resurrection will be said at 9 a.m. Saturday at Little Flower Catholic Church, 171 Polo Inn. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery. Armando Amador, Angel Amador, Israel Perez, Antonio Hoyos, Emilio Macias and John Scanlon will serve as pallbearers. George Perez and Luis Perez will serve as honorary pallbearers. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home East.

PATRICIA RAMOS, 36, passed away September 22, 2001 in Douglas, Arizona. Pat was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. She was employed as a Border Patrol Agent. She will always be remembered for her smile and laughter. She had a heart of Gold that will sorely be missed. She loved life. Pat will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her mother, Lydia Ramos. Pat is survived by daughters, Susana Pelayo and Angela Cervantes. Grandchildren, Daniel and Leslie. Father, Efrain Ramos. Sisters, Lilia Galvan, Lourdes Ramos, and Virginia Ramos. Brothers, Efrain Ramos, Jr., and Ricardo Ramos. She is also survived by her grandmother Manuela Salamanca. Visitation will be Friday from 4 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 9:30 a.m. at Santo Nino de Atocha Catholic Church, 210 S. Clark Rd. Pallbearers will be Efrain Ramos, Jr., Ricardo Ramos, Lucio Avossa, Armando Ramos, Jr., Jose Galvan and Jesus Montes. Interment will be in Evergreen East Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME - CAROLINA. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598-3332.

Juana Rodriguez, 79, passed away Sunday September 23, 2001. She was a resident of El Paso and a member of the Catholic Church. Mrs. Rodriguez is survived by her Sons Mario Oscar Rodriguez and Jesus Manuel Rodriguez, daughters Carolina Rodriguez Lomas and Elizabeth Rodriguez Stiefer. Also survived by 18 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Visitation was 9/27/01 from 4:00 to 9:00 pm with Rosary at 7:00 pm at Mt. Carmel Funeral Home Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection will be at 1:30 pm at St. Pius Catholic Church. Interment at Mount Carmel Cemetery. Funeral Arrangements by Mt. Carmel Funeral Home.

Simon H. Granado, 79, passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2001, a resident of El Paso for 65 years. He was a veteran of WWII and Korea as a Staff Sgt with the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the VFW Post #8919 and the DAV Post #187 and was also a member of the Catholic faith. He was preceded in death by his brother, Armando Granado. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Esther L. Granado; 4 children, Maria A. Trujillo, Simon L. Granado, Jr., Victor L. Granado and Alexander Granado; 15 Grandchildren and 11 Great-Grandchildren; 4 brothers, Francisco, Arnulfo, Oscar and Ramon Granado; 2 sisters, Consuelo Luedtke and Emma Morales. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, September 30th at Kaster-Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home Dyer Chapel where Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be said at 9:30 a.m. Monday, October 1st at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Simon LeRoy Granado, Jr., Victor LeRoy Granado, Alexander Anthony Granado, Simon Granado III, Jonathan Chavez, Raymond Phillips, Fernie Vargas and Antonio Rodriguez.

ALEJANDRO HIDALGO, SR., 74, passed away Wednesday, Septemter 26, 2001 in a local hospital. Lifelong resident of El Paso and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. He was a US Navy Veteran of WWII and owner of Al's Floor Covering and Son for 40 years. Preceded in death by son David Hidalgo, brothers Bobby Hidalgo, Henry Hidalgo, Willy Hidalgo and sister Josephina Torres. Survived by wife Elida Hidalgo of 7 years, his sons Alex Hidalgo, Jr. and wife Pilar De Santiago, Jose Alberto Hidalgo, Adrian Hidalgo, step-sons Gonzalo Herrera and Adan Herrera, daughters Margaret Conver, Martha Sitko, Elizabeth Hidalgo, Patricia Quesada, step-daughter Mayra E. Herrera, 9 grandchildren, brothers Clemente Hidalgo, Alfredo Hidalgo and sister Chelo Simonedi Hidalgo. Mr. Hidalgo will lie in state Sunday from 4:00 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 9:00 A.M. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery with military honors.

Dan Thomas Joseph, 76, born November 6, 1924 passed away Wednesday September 26 2001. Proudly served during World War II. A loving husband to Rose and a giving father to Tom, Michelle and Laurice. Also survived by a daughter in law, son in law and 5 grandchildren, sisters, Martha Abraham, Emily Haddad, Sara Hanna and many nieces & nephews. Visitation will be Sunday beginning at 3:00 p.m. with Trisagion Service at 7:00 p.m. at Harding Orr & McDaniel Chapel. Funeral service will be held Monday 12:30 p.m. at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. Interment will follow at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. Pallbearers, Ryan Crowder, Eddie Mowad, Steve Mowad, Don Graham, Tony Vega & Gary Vega. Honorary pallbearers, Eddie Mowad, Sr., Walter Mansour, Chris Mowad, Mark Reach, Joe Burrull & Susano Vega. Contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

MARIBEL PEREZ, 39, passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2001. She was a lifelong El Pasoan and a homemaker. She is survived by her son, Jeremy Rene Perez; brothers, Ricardo Perez, Luis Perez and George Perez; sisters, Beatriz Hoyos, Yolanda Macias and Alma Perez Leal; along with numerous relatives and friends. Mass of the Resurrection will be said at 9 a.m. Saturday at Little Flower Catholic Church, 171 Polo Inn. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery. Armando Amador, Angel Amador, Israel Perez, Antonio Hoyos, Emilio Macias, John Scanlon and Ray Leal will serve as pallbearers. George Perez and Luis Perez will serve as honorary pallbearers. Preceded in death by her mother and father, Carolina and Luis Perez. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home East.

PATRICIA RAMOS, 36, passed away September 22, 2001 in Douglas, Arizona. Pat was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. She was employed as a Border Patrol Agent. She will always be remembered for her smile and laughter. She had a heart of Gold that will sorely be missed. She loved life. Pat will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her mother, Lydia Ramos. Pat is survived by daughters, Susana Pelayo and Angela Cervantes. Grandchildren, Daniel and Leslie. Father, Efrain Ramos. Sisters, Lilia Galvan, Lourdes Ramos, and Virginia Ramos. Brothers, Efrain Ramos, Jr., and Ricardo Ramos. She is also survived by her grandmother Manuela Salamanca. Visitation will be Friday from 4 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 9:30 a.m. at Santo Nino de Atocha Catholic Church, 210 S. Clark Rd. Pallbearers will be Efrain Ramos, Jr., Ricardo Ramos, Lucio Avossa, Armando Ramos, Jr., Jose Galvan and Jesus Montes. Interment will be in Evergreen East Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME - CAROLINA. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598-3332.

MARIA DE LOS ANGELES TREVIZO, 59, passed away Tuesday September 25, 2001 in a local hospital. She was a resident of El Paso, was formerly in sales with Home Interiors, El Paso Branch. Mrs. Trevizo is survived by her Husband Armando Trevizo, sons Alejandro Molina, Jr., Jose Antonio Molina, Roberto Molina, Armando Trevizo, Jr. and William Trevizo, daughters Maria Rivera, Juana Molina, Maria Elena Molina and Erica Molina. Also Survived by her parents Bernardino and Maria Elena Garcia, 13 grandchildren, brothers Juan Garcia, Bernadino Garcia, Cristobal Garcia, Antonio Garcia, sisters Bertha Alicia Garcia, Graciela Garcia, Irma Chavez, Carmen Cortez and Maria Elena Garcia. Visitation will be Saturday 9/29/01 from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday 9/30/01 from 4 to 9 pm with Rosary at 7 pm at Mt. Carmel Funeral Home Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection will be at 9:30 am Monday 10/1/01 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Interment at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. She will be missed dearly by her Husband, Parents, Brothers, Sisters and Family. Funeral Arrangements by Mt. Carmel Funeral Home.

Joyce F. Winter, 75, passed away Friday, September 28, 2001, resident of El Paso for 41 years. Mrs. Winter was formally a missionary in Bolivia, upon moving to El Paso she taught at Lidia Patterson Institute, Socorro High School and Loretto Academy. Survived by 3 children, Joy Puccetti, Becky Winter and Timothy Winter, a Sister, Eileen Martino & Husband Frank, Brother, Kay Heldstab & Wife Marilyn and husband Rex Winter. Mrs. Winter will lie in state in Restlawn Funeral Home, 4848 Alps on Sunday, September 30, 2001 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Graveside service will be held in Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery on Monday, October 1, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Paul McEachern will be officiating. An Angel to many.

Robert F. Echlin, well known businessman and civic leader, passed away September 27, 2001 following a long illness. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Naomi Stanley, their three children, Robert Douglas and his wife, Junelle of El Paso, daughter, Celeste Echlin Walker and husband, Samuel of Harwinton, CT; and son John Stanley and his wife, Doris of Portland, Oregon; and by three grandchildren, Alison Kathleen and Betsy Celeste Echlin of El Paso; and Ian Andre Echlin of Portland. Born in El Paso on July 17, 1920 to John C. Echlin and Lulu F. Harr, Mr. Echlin was educated in El Paso public schools, graduating from Austin High School in 1938, he attended Texas Western College (now UTEP) and graduated with a BBA degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1942. He entered the armed forces in 1942, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps and the U.S. Air Force until 1945, completing his tour of duty as a Captain in the Air Force Reserve. Following World War II, Mr. Echlin resumed his chosen career of Casualty Insurance in the field of Fidelity and Security, becoming widely known as Bond Manager of Echlin, Irvin and Crowell General Insurance Company. He traveled throughout the Southwest Region and served the National Board of Surety Bond Producers for a number of years. During the years he spent in business, he served his community in a number of ways; as a board member of the El Paso Symphony, the El Paso Museum of Art, as Ways and Means Chairman of the United Way, on the board of the El Paso Country Club, and he was a Director of the Downtown Rotary Club and on the Yucca Council of Boy Scouts. He was Chairman of the Matrix Society, the alumni group of UTEP, for several years. Always involved in his church, he was a charter member of Bethany Christian Church, and later became an active member of Trinity-First United Methodist Church. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, October 3rd at 1:30 p.m. at Trinity-First United Methodist Church. Memorial gifts may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of El Paso or to Hospice of El Paso. 

ROBERTA SECREST CANTRILL, passed away Thursday, September 27, 2001. She was born to Dr. and Mrs. J.E. Secrest on November 14, 1913 in Cambridge, Ohio. She attended Wittenburg College in Springfield, Ohio and graduated with a major in Education from Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio. She embarked on her western adventure by traveling to Oklahoma, then moving to New Mexico and finally settling in Texas. In 1947, she married William K. "Bob" Cantrill in El Paso's Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. They enjoyed nearly forty years of marriage, and their respective careers, until Bob's death in 1987. She is survived by her sister Harriett Mock of Zanesville, Ohio and her sister Sarah Rose of Greenville, South Carolina, as well as several nieces and nephews. A brother, Captain R.H. Secrest, U.S. Navy Dental Corps, is deceased. Roberta was a very active member of First-Trinity United Methodist Church, serving as a Lay-Minister and as President of the Wesley Fellowship Class. Upon her retirement from El Paso Public Schools in 1975, she was commended by both the Board of Education and the El Paso Teacher's Association for her outstanding service, beyond the call of duty, to the youth, teachers and parents of the community. She will be fondly remembered by her former students, fellow church members, neighbors, friends and family for the extraordinary kindness and love she showed toward others. She loved to play (and keep score) Bridge, travel (including England, Ireland and Alaska), whistle, walk, work crossword puzzles and attend the symphony. She was not particularly fond of cooking. She was an avid tennis player, talented piano player, sketch artist and occasional golfer, and was always ready with a humorous story. She was a joy to know, and will be greatly missed. Interment will be next to her husband Bob in Restlawn Cemetery, El Paso. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to El Paso's First-Trinity United Methodist Church Youth Education Program. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 2, at Trinity First United Methodist Church. 

Catherine Elizabeth Moore, age 87, passed away Friday, September 28, 2001, at her daughter's home. A Native Texan and daughter of Joseph and Monica Cook, Elizabeth was born May 26, 1914 in Houston, Texas. She married Clark Lambert Moore of Center Point, Texas in 1936. They raised their famiy in El Paso, and lived for brief periods of time in Odessa and Houston, Texas. She enjoyed oil painting and helping to raise her grandchildren. Mr. Moore, vice president and general manager of El Paso Products Company, passed away in 1992. Mrs. Moore leaves a daughter, Ann Opel of El Paso, Texas and a son and daughter-in-law Michael and Susan Moore of El Paso, Texas; four grandchildren, Melissa Opel of Houston, Texas, Jeff Opel of El Paso, Texas, Stephen Moore of Las Cruces, New Mexico, and Stephanie Moore of El Paso, Texas, and nephew and wife Charles and Ramona Cook. She had five brothers and one sister who preceded her in death. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, October 2nd at 10:00 A.M. at Memory Gardens of the Valley, west of El Paso at Santa Teresa. In lieu of flowers the family request the donations to be made to VNA Hospice of El Paso. 

Graciela Saenz, 63, passed away on Thursday, September 27, 2001 in El Paso. She was a long time resident of El Paso. Survived by her children: Veronica Saenz-Segura, Heriberto Saenz, Claudia Lopez, Victor Saenz, Elena Villalva. Her Daughter in-laws, Rebecca Whitaker and Victoria Saenz, her Son in-laws: Rodolfo Segura, Javier Lopez, Daniel Villalva and 11 grandchildren. The family would like to give special thanks to her Physicians, Dr. Manuel Alvarez, Dr. Alfredo Gonzalez, Dr. Genevieve Belgrave and Loma Vista Dialysis Center for their extremely good care during our mother's illness. We would also like to acknowledge her Pastors, Mr. And Mrs. Hugo Davila and members of her church, Nueva Esperanza for their unconditional love and support that made our mother's last years so special. Visitation will be on Monday from 4-9 at Hillcrest Funeral Home, Carolina with a special service at 7:00 pm. Celebration service will be on Tuesday at 10:00 am at Nueva Esperanza Baptist Church at 890 Burgundy. ARRANGEMENTS BY HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME - CAROLINA. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598-3332 

ALBERTO R. "El Maestro" AGUILAR, 80, passed away Friday, September 28, 2001 in El Paso. He was a resident of El Paso since 1952 and was a member of the Catholic Church. Mr. Aguilar retired from Asarco. He is survived by his wife Aurora Aguilar. Sons, Alberto Aguilar, Jr., and Luis Aguilar. Daughters, Elena A. Salas and Rosa Enriquez. 13 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren. Visitation will be Monday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home - Carolina. Recitation of the Rosary will be Monday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday at 9 a.m. at San Antonio Catholic Church. Family members will serve as pallbearers. Interment will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME CAROLINA. 1060 Carolina Dr. 598-3332 

Sophie N. Hammond, 89, passed away on September 28, 2001 in El Paso, Texas. Mrs. Hammond is preceded in death by her husband Walter Lee Hammond. She is survived by her daughter Amparo Penny Register; sisters Marguerit Tilley, Vera Schroder, and Amelia Noriega. 3 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. Visitation will be held today, Sunday, September 30, 2001 from 4:00 to 9:00 P.M. at Sunset Funeral Home West Chapel of Remembrance with Rosary at 7:00 P.M. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, October 1, 2001 at 11:30 A.M. at Sacred Heart Church located on 602 S. Oregon. Follow by interment at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home West. 

BILL R. CONLIN, 56, died September 12, 2001 in Yuma, Arizona. He attended Bel Air High School and started his career in pest control with Orkin Exterminating and Terminix International in El Paso as well as Arkansas, Hawaii, California and Florida. He owned Sun City Pest Control in Yuma since 1990. Bill is survived by his wife, Beth Gorrell Conlin, daughter Kimberly (John Hurley) of Austin, son Kevin (Shawnna) Conlin of Yuma, 7 grandchildren and his parents June and Bill Pickett of El Paso. Services were held in Yuma on September 17th, 2001.


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