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|After a courageous battle with cancer, MARIA ELENA McCOY passed away
at home among her beloved family on September 28, 2001. Her bravery surpassed
all limits. We are all very proud of her. She is survived by her four daughters:
Paticia Chaparro, Irene Anchondo, Kathryn McCoy, and Lisette McCoy and
her 10 grandchildren. Her mother, Amelia Ruiz. Her brothers and sisters,
Beatriz Ogaz, Ofelia Ruiz, Arturo Ruiz, Jesus Ruiz, and all her nieces
she loved dearly.
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., Luis Aguilar and George 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
RUTH R. MADDEN On Thursday, September 27, 2001 Ruth left her family and friends behind. She was born Ruth R. Reddy on April 3, 1913 in Kearney, Nebraska. She graduated from Kearney Teachers College in 1934 and taught business classes several years in Nebraska. She then moved to New York City and began her career with the Department of Defense, serving as Attache until her retirement in 1970. During her career she was stationed in Washington, DC, Oslo, Norway, Fort Bliss, Texas, Cherry Point, North Carolina and Tokyo, Japan. In February, 1964 while stationed in Japan she married United States Marine Corps Sergeant Major James Oscar Madden, Jr. who survives her. They have lived in El Paso since their retirement in 1970. In addition to Mr. Madden she is survived by nephew and niece Charles & Janie Fish of El Paso, sisters-in-law Hazel & Lee Reddy, of Colorado, Joan Fish, Lucille Kibby and Pauline Wagner, all of Oklahoma, nephew Rex R. Kibby of Paris, Texas, and many dear friends in El Paso. A memorial service will be held at the home of Charles & Janie Fish, 3209 Mountain Walk, El Paso, on Tuesday, October 2 at 2PM. Interment will be at a later date. Ruth was a lifelong supporter of El Paso Humane Society and Animal Shelter, in addition to many other charitable organizations. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to El Paso Animal Shelter or El Paso Hospice.
AGUSTIN "CHUCK" ESTRADA JR., 57, passed away Friday, September 28, 2001. The lifelong El Pasoan graduated from Jefferson High School and entered into the United States Air Force in 1962. He served in the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged in 1966. He later became Post Commander with the VFW, Post 5615 Segura-McDonald and Allstate Team Post Commander for 1983-1984. He was employed in the grocery industry and later as a security guard with Sun City. He is survived by his wife, Dolores Herrera Estrada; sons, Michael Mathew and wife, Letty and Jacob Anthony Estrada; mother; Antonia Lopez Estrada; brother, Johnny Estrada; sisters, Martha E. Lilly and husband, John Garcia, Esther Estrada, Bertha E. Hernandez, Irene E. Martinez and Margaret E. Lopez; grandchild, Noel Mathew; along with numerous relatives and friends. Visitation is from 4-9 pm Wednesday at SUNSET FUNERAL HOME-EAST, Chapel of Remembrance with the Rosary to be recited at 7 pm. The Mass of the Resurrection will be said at 9:45 a.m. Thursday at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 519 S. Latta Street. Interment will follow at Fort Bliss National Cemetery with military honors. John Estrada, Michael Mathew, Jacob Anthony Estrada, Robert Labrado, John Garcia, Andy Macias, Frank Herrera and Danny Herrera will serve as pallbearers. Angel Herrera and Eddie Herrera will serve as honorary pallbearers. His father, Agustin Munoz Estrada, preceded him in death. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home-East.
Martin C. Escamilla, 92, passed away Saturday, September 29, 2001, in a local hospital. Lifelong resident of El Paso and member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church. Preceded in death by his brother Luis Escamilla and sister Chita Guerra. Survived by wife Maria; sons Martin J. Escamilla, Jr., Leonardo Escamilla, Armando Escamilla, Manuel Escamilla, Enrique Escamilla, Raul Escamilla and Ruben Escamilla; daughters Yolanda Gavaldon and Hortencia Hernandez; 39 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; brothers Miguel Escamilla, Francisco Escamilla; sister Flora Enriquez. Mr. Escamilla will lie in state Tuesday from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM at Martin Funeral Home Central. Rosary Service will be held Tuesday at 7:00 PM at Martin Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday at 11:30 AM at Guardian Angel Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Ruben Escamilla, Armando Escamilla, Carlos Quintana, Enrique Escamilla, Raul Escamilla, Mike Escamilla, Jr., Manuel Escamilla, and Rudy Gavaldon. Honorary pallbearer will be Mike Escamilla, Sr. Burial at Evergreen East Cemetery.
Mr. Robert Thomson Cunningham Sr., a native of Mobile, AL., and a resident of Fairhope, AL., died Monday, October 1, 2001 at a local hospital. Mr. Cunningham is survived by his wife of twenty eight years, Susan Trotter Cunningham, two sons, Robert (Joanna) Thomson Cunningham Jr., Cleve (Mary) Pardue Cunningham, one daughter, Dorothy (John) Eugenia Harris, two stepsons, James Vincent McConnell III, Mitchell Trotter McConnell, three brothers, George (Hetty) Douglas Cunningham, Richard (Doris) Berkley Cunningham, John (Eleanor) Malcolm Cunningham, one sister, Narvie (Peter) Lucille Beville, seven grandchildren, Robb Cunningham, Jacob Cunningham, Brady Cunningham, Marina Cunningham, Amanda Palmer, Meghan Palmer, Mia McConnell, two great grandchildren, Laurel Cunningham and Caroline Cunningham. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Tuesday, October 2, 2001 at 4:00PM at Jubilee Shores United Methodist Church, the family will receive friends following the service at the church. In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorials to Jubilee Shores United Methodist Church Building Fund; P.O. Box 1046, Fairhope, AL 36533. ARRANGEMENTS ARE BY WOLFE FUNERAL HOME, 329 SO GREENO RD., FAIRHOPE, AL.
Steven L. Guerra, 51, passed away September 29, 2001 at W. Erle & Emma White Hospice Center. He was born January 6, 1950 in El Paso, Texas. Steven graduated from Stanford University, and Texas Tech Law School. He clerked with the Eighth Court of Civil Appeals in El Paso, Texas before moving to Wichita Falls. He enjoyed swimming before his illness. His biggest hobby was Amateur SHamS Radio. He was very active in and past president of the Wichita Amateur Radio Society, Emergency Communications and Storm Watcher. He was presented with a commendation from the American Radio Relay League for meritorious service in the Texas/Oklahoma tornado disaster of 1979. He sang in the choir at Floral Heights United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife Melanie Stahler Guerra, parents, Leopold and Delilah Guerra, all of Wichita Falls, Texas. Brother, Terry Wayne Guerra of Ovilla, Texas; sister, Catherine Looger of Port au Spain, Trinidad; nieces and nephews, Brian, Robert & Lauren Stahler of Wichita Falls, Texas, Leland, Lyndon & Sarah Looger of Port au Spain, Trinidad and Michael Guerra of Ovilla, Texas. Visitation was held Sunday, September 30, 2001. Arrangements by Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home.
Angelina O. Gonzalez, 79, passed away Monday, October 1, 2001 in a local hospital. She was a resident of El Paso for 33 years and was a member of the Catholic Church. Mrs. Gonzalez is survived by her husband, Arturo M. Gonzalez. Son, Juan Arturo Gonzalez. Daughters, Carmen Guevara, Mercedes L. Gonzalez, Magdalena Maldonado and Patricia Duarte. 15 Grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren. 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. Members of the family will serve as pallbearers. Cremation services will follow. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME - CAROLINA. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598-3332
DOLORES MARTA, 80, passed away Monday, October 1, 2001. She is survived by her husband Ramon Marta, her sons Leonardo, Ramon and Arturo Marta; Daughters Emma Rangel, Angie Diaz, Aurelia Enriquez, and 21 grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at El Paso Mission Funeral Home Chapel on 10/2/2001. Funeral mass will be at Mount Carmel Old Mission Church at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday. Interment will be at Evergreen East Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to El Paso Mission Funeral Home.
Manuel Q. Castro, 45, passed away Saturday September 29, 2001 in a local hospital. He was a resident of El Paso. He is preceded in death by his parents Senon & Maria Castro. Mr. Castro is survived by his Wife Elvia Castro, son Alfonso S. Castro and daughter Christabel Castro. Also Survived by his sisters and brothers Juana & Joe C. Qrta, Perfecta C. Rojas, Lucrecia C. & Johnny Trujillo, Ernestine C. & Eli Ortega, Benita Castro, Felix Castro, Guadalupe Q & Rosa Castro, Boneficio Q. & Angie Castro, Lawrence Q. Castro, Johnny & Patty Castro, Jesse Castro. Visitations will be Wednesday October 3, 2001 from 4:00 to 9:00 pm with Rosary at 7:00 pm at Mt. Carmel Funeral Home Chapel. Mass will be at 10:00 am Thursday October 4, 2001 at Mother Cabrini Catholic Church. Interment at Evergreen East Cemetery. He will be missed Dearly by his Wife, Children, Brothers, Sisters, Family and Friends. Special Thanks to Dr. Yusoof, Dr. Kolli & nurses at Las Palmas Medical Center for my husband's care. Funeral Arrangements by Mt. Carmel Funeral Home.
WILLIAM F. "BILL" COLLINS, 60, passed away on September 28, 2001. He was born in Maumee, Ohio and lived in El Paso since 1969. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Bernadine, his son and his fiancee, William F. Collins Jr. and Lesya, his daughter and son-in-law Deborah and Jason Price, and his two doggies, Pupush and Nikki. Mr. Collins worked as an Electronics Engineer at WSMR before he retired in 1994. Bill proudly served his country as a US Army officer. His decorations included 2 Bronze Stars, the Army Commendation Medal, and a Vietnam Service Ribbon with one Campaign Star. He will be greatly missed. Visitation will be on Thursday, Oct. 4 from 5 until 9 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Restlawn Funeral Home, 4848 Alps. Funeral Mass at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Friday, Oct. 5 at 9:00 a.m. followed by interment at Fort Bliss National Cemetery.
Ralph Thaddeus Gonzales, 43, passed away in Dallas, Texas Saturday, September 29, 2001. He was preceded in death by his father Ralph Gonzales. Survived by his mother Martha R. Gonzales, sisters Martha Angela Gonzales, Rita Denise G. Garza, Loretta G. Asevedo, and brother Anthony Gonzales. Also survived by his sister-in-law Virginia M. Gonzales and brother-in-laws Dennis Ray Garza and Dennis Asevedo as well as his dearest companion Stephen MacWhorter. In addition, he is survived by his beloved nieces and nephews Anthony Gonzales, Trevor Asevedo, Kassandra Gonzales, Angelica Garza, and Jonathan Garza. Pallbearers: Anthony Gonzales Stephen MacWhorter, Manuel Garcia, Jr., Jaime Rosales, Jr., Roy Zuluoaga, Jaime Salinas, Todd Epperson and Stephen Price. He graduated with honors from Jefferson High School in 1976 and was the Student Class President. He attended Columbia University from September 1976 - December 1979. He then moved to Dallas, Texas where he fulfilled his destiny of sharing his love and talents for the Arts with all the many business professionals, community members, public school system children, friends, and family members. He was owner of Artcore Consultants and Design. Our beloved Ralph had a gifted way of touching many people's lives through his compassionate, giving, and loving heart. His family would like to thank the many beloved friends who have shared their condolences and expressions of love for their dearest friend. A special and heartfelt thank you respectfully goes out to all his Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins for their unending love. Rosary will be held on Thursday at 8:00 p.m. at St. Pius Catholic Church, and Funeral Mass will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Pius Catholic Church, 1050 N. Clark in El Paso, with internment immediately proceeding at Evergreen Cemetery. ARRANGEMENTS BY HILLCREST FUNERAL HOMES - CAROLINA. 1060 CAROLINA DRIVE. (915) 598-3332.
Arcadia "Caya" Gonzalez Alvarez, 73, passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2001. Resident of El Paso for 47 years and member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Survived by daughter Ana and Joe Felix, grandson Daniel Felix and sisters Blasa Fierro and Rosario Alarcon. Mrs. Gonzalez 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 Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Family will serve as pallbearers. Burial at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Margarete Liane Hubbard, 69, passed away Monday, October 1, 2001. Mrs. Hubbard was a resident of El Paso, for the past 36 years. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Clarence Hubbard, daughters and sons- in-law, Barbara Anna Rademacher-Theus and husband Robert, Juanita Marga Proffitt and husband Stephen, and Diana Dolly Hager and her husband Jeff, grandchildren, Gabrielle Liane Rademacher, Travis Proffitt, Kyle Hager, Hilary Proffitt, Shanan Theus and Zach Theus, brother, Karl Doll, and her sisters, Herta Rachwal, and Anneliese Fuhrman. Graveside service will be on Thursday, October 4, 2001 at 1:00 p.m at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home-Northeast.
Helen Jobe was born on August 18, 1921 in El Paso, Texas. She went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 29, 2001. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Thursday, October 4, 2001, at Kaster-Maxon & Futrell, 8817 Dyer, El Paso Texas, with graveside services at 1:30 p.m. Friday, October 5, 2001 at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. Two daughters, Carol Nadeau and husband, John; Nancy Toner; two sons, Michael Jobe and wife; Ginger; Steven Jobe and wife, Kim; survive her. She cherished five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. "Who can find a virtuous woman?" For her price is far above rubies..." Proverbs 31 Helen did good and not evil. She was loved by all that met her. She worked willingly with her hands by donating thousands of hours at Christian Hands in Action. She showed strength to her family through difficult times and led the laughter with each celebration. She stretched out her hand and gave to the needy and especially children with uncompromising generosity. Her home, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were the focus of her entire life. Earl Jobe, her husband of fifty- three years, preceded her in death. Our family was taught by dad's strength and by mom's heart. Strength and honor are her clothing and she is rejoicing now with her Lord and Savior. She will be missed "but her own works will praise her in the gates." Proverbs 31:31. Contributions can be made to American Cancer Society or CHIA.
Jacques Lafontaine, 76, of Horizon City died Friday night at 9:30. Memorial Service will be Thursday October 4, 2001 at Mt. Carmel Funeral Home Chapel from 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Fellowship will be at Horizon City Community Chapel 14802 Duanesburg. Survivors include his wife Therese, 2 daughters Diane and Lise, one son Max, 3 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and 3 sisters. In lieu of flowers send donations to Oz Glaze Senior Center at 13969 Veny Webb Horizon City 79928, 852-6002. Funeral Arrangements by Mt. Carmel Funeral Home.
JANICE MOZZOCHI PENINGER, 60, passed away on Sunday, September 30, 2001. She was a long time resident of El Paso. Ms. Peninger moved to El Paso from Old Saybrook, Connecticut in 1948. She attended Ascarate Grade School and graduated from Ysleta High School, and was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxillary Post #598. She has been a long time employee of the El Paso Connection. Preceeded in death by her parents, John and Elsie Mozzochi. Janice is survived by her husband James Peninger, son Gary Moore, daughter-in-law Sherrie, grandchildren Morgan and Toby of Rio Rancho, New Mexico; daughter Karen Statham, son-in-law A.C. and granddaughter Dakota of Haskell, Texas. Survivors also include Mrs. Peninger's sister Karen Atkinson, husband James Atkinson of Trinity, Texas and niece Melissa Cummings of Cat Springs, Texas. Honorary pallbearers are Thomas J. Burks, Rosendo Gamboa, Skip Lutzweiler, Herbert Griffin, Stephen Scharf, and Gary Baker. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2001 from 4 P.M. to 9 P.M. at Martin Funeral Home East. A graveside funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2001 at 11:00 A.M. at Evergreen East Cemetery. Burial will follow. in lieu of flowers, family requests donations to be made to the local animal shelter.
FREDERICK HENRY SULLENBERGER: Born Oct. 5, 1933, passed away on September 30th. A native El Pasoan and only son to Eloise Rohkahr Ball. He is survived by his wife Nazee Sullenberger, and his children, Cheryl Ann Baumgardner of Orlando, Florida, Frederick Henry Sullenberger of Tempe, Arizona, Russell Edwin Sullenberger of Orlando, Florida, Frederick Cameron Sullenberger of Dallas, Texas, and Rosanna Eloise Haddock of Ft. Worth, Texas. He is also survived by his aunt Merle McMillan of Rosevalley, California and his cousin Betty Brown of El Paso, Texas. A graduate of Austin High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served his country in the Korean War. He also worked for Nasa-Lockheed Martin on the first space shuttle project and then worked various positions as an air conditioning and heating technician before retiring with the El Paso Independent School District in 1977. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Oct. 3rd at Mt. View Baptist Church - 4959 Hondo Pass at 11:00 AM.
Carlos J. Vasquez, 64, passed away Saturday, September 29, 2001 in a local hospital. Lifelong resident of El Paso and member of St. Raphael Catholic Church. He had been an employee of Gordons Jewelers for 2 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post #0036, Disabled Veterans of America, Fleet Reserve Association, Paralyzed Veterans of America and the V.F.W. Preceded in death by parents Diego and Lucia Vasquez, daughter Lisa Ann Vasquez Hinchman, brother Nicolas Manuel Vasquez, and sister Lucy Vasquez. Survived by wife Maria of 39 years, grandchildren Donald Jacob Hinchman and David Charles, brothers Diego Vasquez, Jr., Nicolas Vasquez, Manuel Vasquez, and Alfredo Vasquez, sister Socorro Ochoa and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Vasquez will lie in state Thursday from 4:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Martin Funeral Home Central. Rosary Service will be held Thursday at 7:00 P.M. at Martin Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held Friday at 12:00 Noon at St. Raphael Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Diego Vasquez, Nicolas Vasquez, Manuel Vasquez, Alfredo Vasquez, Carlos Ochoa and Isreal Saenz. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Ochoa, Alex Ochoa, Richard Ochoa, and Robert Vasquez. Burial at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery with military honors. The family would like to thank Dr. Alfonso Chavez and Staff of BMA Dialysis Center on Gateway West and all his other physicians.
FULGENCIO C. CALLUENG, 84, passed away Monday, October 1, 2001. He had been a resident of El Paso for 45 years and had lived in San Diego for 1 year. He was a former P.O.W. and he retired from the US Army and Civil Service after 35 years of service. Member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Filipino Association and a volunteer for the Northeast Senior Citizens Group. Preceded in death by wife Florinda Callueng, sons Eduardo Cruz, Verjilio Callueng, and daughter Sonia Myrick. Survived by sons Rolando Cruz and wife Susan, Cesar Cardona, Albert Callueng and wife Nellie, daughter Pacita Pitpit and husband Manuel, 13 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, several other family members. Mr. Callueng will lie in state Thursday from 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Martin Funeral Home Central. Rosary Service will be held Thursday at 7:30 P.M. at Martin Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held Friday at 1:30 P.M. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Rolando Cruz, Cesar Cardona, Albert Callueng, Manuel, Pitpit, Jr., Michael Pitpit, Keith Cardona. Honorary pallbearers will be Edward Cruz, Jamoe Myrick and Kelly Myrick, Jr. Burial at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery with military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of El Paso, 3901 N. Mesa, Ste. 400, El Paso, TX 79902.
JOSE DE LA LUZ P. CARMONA, 89, passed away Tuesday October 2, 2001 in his home in El Paso, Texas. He was born and raised in Marfa, Texas and was a member of the Catholic Church. Mr. Carmona was preceded in death by his wife Maria Luisa Carmona and his son Ray Carmona. Survivors Sons: Jose Carmona, Jorge Eduardo Carmona, and Jesse Carmona, Daughters: Alejandra Smith, Virginia Valadez, Yolanda Galindo, and Georgina Carmona. 18 Grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren. Brother Conrado Carmona. 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 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Mission. Pallbearers will be Jorge Edward Carmona, Jose Carmona, Gabriel Carmona, Eric Galindo, Anthony Galindo, Jesse Carmona, Richard Carmona, and Nick Segura. Graveside service will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. central daylight savings time at La Merced Cemetery in Marfa, Texas. Interment will be at La Merced Cemetery in Marfa, Texas. Directed by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 Carolina 598-3332.
Our Beloved Abuelita Feliciana (Chanita) Fernandez, 102, passed away peacefully Saturday, September 29, 2001. Born August 2, 1899. She was a long time resident of El Paso and a member of the Catholic Church. Preceded in death by her son Abelardo Ugarte Sr., son-in-law Pablo Cortez Sr., Abuelita lived surrounded with love and laughter. She is survived by her daughter Rafaela (Guera) Cortez, daughter-in-law Irma Ugarte, 9 Grandchildren: Maria G. Reyes (David), Pablo Cortez Jr. (Lore), Tony Cortez Sr. (Elsa), Queta Romo (Ricky), Albert Cortez (Ana) Maria Lopez (Amado), Ismael Cortez Sr., Martin Cortez Sr. (Eva), Abelardo Ugarte Jr. (Espie), 28 Great Grandchildren, 26 Great Great Grandchildren, and several Nieces and Nephews. Pallbearers are Pablo Cortez Jr., Tony Cortez Jr., Ricardo Cortez, Ismael Cortez Sr., Martin Cortez Sr., and Abelardo Ugarte Jr. With honorary pallbearer Ramon A. Romo. Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2001 from 4-9 p.m. with a rosary at 7:30 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home East Chapel. Mass will be held on Friday, October 5, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at Santa Lucia Church. Burial will take place at Mount Carmel Cemetery. Special thanks to Bienvivir Senior Health Services and staff and Tony and Elsa Cortez for years of loving care.
MARIE GRUBB, age 78 and a longtime resident of El Paso, passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2001. She was a legal secretary for Peticolus, Luscombe and Stevens for 25 years. She also was a secretary for the Anthony Country Club during the 50's and 60's. Mrs. Grubb is survived by her daughter Jean Murray of Bryn, TX; sons Nelson and John Grubb both of El Paso; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two brothers; and one sister. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 5, 2001 at Memory Gardens of the Valley Cemetery in Santa Teresa, NM with Chaplain Ricardo Pena officiating. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Odyssey Hospice, 7500 Viscount, Suite C-83, El Paso, TX 79912.
Thomas B. Haverfield, 81, passed away Monday, October 1, 2001. He was a lifelong El Paso resident. He retired from Southwestern Bell after 42 years of service. Mr. Haverfield was a member and deacon of Skyline Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife Mabel Joyce Haverfield. He is survived by son Ken Haverfield, daughter Bonnie Bauer, grandchildren Amber Bauer and Tamara Bauer, sisters Addie Haverfield and Lorraine Cherry. Mr. Haverfield will lie in state Saturday from 12:00 P.M. until 1:00 P.M. at Restlawn Mausoleum Chapel. Funeral Service will be held Saturday at 1:00 P.M. at Restlawn Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Richard Ware officiating.
ROY ELBERT KOHN III, 51, passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2001. Mr. Kohn was a resident of El Paso for the past 43 years. Roy attended Arizona State University and Gonzaga Law. As an attorney he practiced law from 1977 to 2001. He co-founded the Child Crisis Center and was also founder of the El Paso Exchange Club and of the Center of Prevention of Child Abuse. He was a member of the Highland Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Elbert Kohn Jr. in 1995. His survivors include his mother, Burnadine Kohn, son, Roy E. Kohn IV and daughter, Christine M. Kohn. Visitation will be held Thursday, October 4, 2001 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home-N.E. located at 4631 Hondo Pass. Funeral service will be on Friday, October 5, 2001 Highland Presbyterian Church at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the El Paso Kidney Center located at 3100 N. Stanton St. El Paso, Texas 79902 or the American Heart Association, 223 E. Mesa Hills or the Highland Presbyterian Church. Entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home-Northeast.
David Loya, 58, resident of Los Alamos, NM passed away on Tuesday October 2nd, 2001, following a brief illness. He is survived by his wife Genevieve Loya of Los Alamos, sister Cecilia Burciaga & husband Ernesto of Los Alamos, brother Richard Loya & wife Beth of Denver and numerous other relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place. A private burial service will follow. In Lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions in David's memory to your favorite charity.
ALFONSO "PONCHO" RAMIREZ, SR. passed away October 1, 2001. He was a resident of El Paso, Texas. He is survived by his wife Reyna Calanche Ramirez, sons, Alfonso Ramirez, Jr., Raul Ramirez and George Calanche, brothers, Aurelio Ramirez, Arturo Ramirez, Abelardo Ramirez and Albert Ramirez, sisters, Angelica Zuniga and Anna Alicia Hernandez. He is preceded in death by son Hector Ramirez. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Mt. Franklin Funeral Home, 3707 Pershing Dr. Procession to leave at 8:30 a.m. Friday from Mt. Franklin Funeral Home to Ft. Bliss National Cemetery.
ESPERANZA SANTA ANNA, 90, passed away Monday October 1, 2001 in a local hospital. She was a life long resident of El Paso and a member of the Catholic Church. Mrs Santa Anna was preceded in death by her husband Trinidad Santa Anna. Survivors Daughters: Maria Elena Alvarado and husband Frank, Irene Ramirez and husband Rafael, Rachel Chavez and husband Ramon and Hope Aguilar and husband Eddie. Son Trinidad Santana and wife Grace. 24 Grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. Brothers Lorenzo Sierra and Salvador Sierra. Sisters Elisa Avitia and Consuelo Cordova. 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 St. Ignatius Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Steve Ramirez, Rafael Ramirez Jr., Eddie Aguilar Jr., Arturo Santana, Ray Santana, Ruben Chavez, Randy Chavez, Richard Chavez, Mike Chavez and Raul Ramirez. Interment will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Directed by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 Carolina 598-3332.
TERESA S. TREJO, 57, passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2001. She was a long time resident of El Paso and a member of St. Raphael's Catholic Church. She was a member of Movimiento Familiar Cristiano. She was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother who will be missed dearly. Now we have a guardian angel who will watch over us. Mrs. Trejo is survived by her husband Edward Trejo; son, Edward P. Trejo; daughters, Peggy Trejo and Theresa T. Torres and grandchildren, Mary Magdalene Trejo and Adrian Torres Jr., four brothers, Luis Serna, George Serna, Richard Serna and Esteban Serna Jr. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 5, 2001 from 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. with a rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home East- Chapel. Funeral mass (time pending) on Saturday, October 6, 2001 at St. Raphael's Catholic Church. Burial will take place at Mount Carmel Cemetery.
ELISA YOLANDA GAVALDON, 66, passed away Thursday, October 4, 2001. Lifelong resident of El Paso. She was employed at the Popular Department Store as a sales lady for 25 years. Preceded in death by husband Francisco O. Gavaldon, son Frank Gavaldon and daughter Virginia Gavaldon. Survived by parents Martin and Maria Escamilla, sons Jesus Gavaldon, David Gavaldon, Tony Gavaldon, Rudy Gavaldon, daughter Norma Gavaldon Zamora, 7 grandchildren, brothers Armando Escamilla, Manuel Escamilla, Leonardo Escamilla, sisters Vicki Escamilla and Hortencia Escamilla, sister-in-law and best friend Mary Castillo. Mrs. Gavaldon 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 6:30 P.M. at Martin Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held Monday at 1:00 P.M. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Jesus Gavaldon, David Gavaldon, Tony Gavaldon, Rudy Gavaldon, Altredo Zamora and Carlos Escamilla. Honorary pallbearer will be Ruben Escamilla. Burial at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Our beloved mother and grandmother will be deeply missed by all.
DR. HARVEY D. SMITH passed away Friday, October 5, 2001 at home after a lengthy illness. Dr. Smith was born on February 10, 1919 in Tenaha, Texas. He entered the military in 1941, and served with the 8th Army Air Corps in England completing numerous missions as a bombardier over Germany during World War II. Dr. Smith graduated from the University of Texas and the Kansas City College of Osteopathy and Surgery in 1946. He practiced medicine in the Lower Valley for 49 years, and also founded Tigua General Hospital. He was a member of several civic organizations, and was a 32nd Degree Mason and founding member of Grace United Methodist Church. He was also a member of DOCARE, an organization of osteopathic physicians committed to providing medical supplies and services to impoverished communities in Latin America. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Doris Coggeshall Smith and three children, Shirley Smith Brock and husband Mark of Buda, TX; H. Dan Smith of Fresno, CA; and Autumn Annette Smith of El Paso; and five grandchildren, John R. Wilson of Chicago, Brandon Wilson of Johannesburg, South Africa, Jana Wilson Esser of Seattle, Amelia A. Smith of Seattle, and Erin Marie Smith of Fresno. He also has two great grandchildren, Robbin Hemperley of El Paso; and Kayla Wilson of Johannesburg, South Africa. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Robbin Smith Gore and a brother, Dr. Oliver R. Smith. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, October 8, 2001 at 1:00 P.M. at Grace United Methodist Church. Interment services will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to VNA Hospice or Grace United Methodist Church.
Virginia B. Seitz, 84, passed away on Friday, November 2, 2001. She was a 46 year resident of El Paso. Mrs. Seitz was a member of the Wallace Hughston #1100 Order of the Eastern Star since 1960 and was a past matron for the order. She was also a licensed practical nurse at Hotel Dieu Hospital for approximately 10 years and was the manager of the Woolworths Retail Store at the Sunrise Shopping Center location. Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Mr. John M. Seitz, her sons and daughters-in-law: John C. and Inger Seitz, Michael W. and Joyce Seitz and Thomas R. and Greta Seitz, 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be on Monday, November 5, 2001 from 5 PM to 9 PM at Sunset Funeral Home Northeast located at 4631 Hondo Pass. Funeral service will be at 7 PM also on Monday at Sunset Funeral Home Northeast Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association located at 4400 N. Mesa St. Suite 9, El Paso, Texas 79902, (915) 544-1799. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home Northeast.
STEPHEN GREGORY CAMP lived the American dream. He began his life in El Paso on November 25, 1951 and graduated 18 years later from Ft. Hancock High School. He attended UTEP, San Angelo State, and finally graduated from Texas A&M, December of 1973. In his lifetime he served in all three branches of government. He worked with several members of Congress in the US House of Representatives, the US Senate, for Democrats and Republicans, for the Majority and Minority. He worked in the executive branch of government as a career civil servant (economist Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) and as a Presidential appointee. After leaving Washington he returned to Ft. Hancock to operate the Ft. Hancock Motel, where he later was elected Judge, Precinct 2 Hudspeth County, Texas. Although he had an exciting life and went far in his career as the kid from West Texas, his one true love was to be a cowboy and live on a ranch which he did in his las days here on this earth. He was very generous. I love you Dad and I am so proud of you. Your loving daughter, Charlie. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME - CAROLINA. 1060 Carolina Dr. 598-3332
BENJAMIN HERRERA, 58, passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2001 in Topeka, Kansas. Mr. Herrera had been a long time resident of El Paso and was a member of the Catholic Church. He had been employed as a truck driver. He is survived by his wife, Hilda E. Herrera, sons, Humberto Herrera, Victor H. Herrera, Gerardo Herrera, Benjamin Herrera, Jose L. Herrera, Sergio Romo, and Ramon Romo, daughters, Laura H. Parra, Myrna Jimenez, Esdenia Arzate, Candelaria Gonzalez, Lourdes Rojero and Marivel Romo, 23 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren, brother, Jose Herrera and sister Evangelina Beltran. Visitation for Mr. Herrera will be Sunday, November 4, 2001 from 2 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 and Paul Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Humberto Herrera, Victor H. Herrera, Ben Herrera, Jose L. Herrera, Gerardo Herrera, Sergio Romo and Ramon Romo. Interment will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME CAROLINA. 1060 Carolina Dr. 598-3332
Adeline M. Hanson, passed away Thursday November 1, 2001. She had been a lifelong resident of El Paso. She was retired from the Popular Dry Goods Company and was a former board member of the El Paso Counsel of Aging. Preceded in death by her son Robert Ramon Hanson & sisters Carmen Larsen & Christine Garcia. Survivors include her daughters & sons in law Joan C. & Raul Lopez & Edna Mae & Mike Lockamy all of El Paso; sisters Fabiola I. Pinon & Celia Phillips & husband Bob all of El Paso; grandchildren Eduardo A. Chavez, Jr., Yvette E. Lascurain, Michelle D. Lopez, Raul Lopez, Rudy Lopez, Sheila White & Kevin Boetto; great grandchildren, Carlos & Alexis Lascurain. Visitation will be Monday 4-9 P.M. with rosary at 7:00 P.M. at Harding Orr & McDaniel Chapel. Funeral mass will be held Tuesday 12:00 P.M. at St. Patrick's Cathedral. Interment to follow at Evergreen Cemetery (Alameda).
WILLIAM EDWARD HILL, age 95, formerly of Knoxville, Tennessee, departed this life on Monday, October 22, 2001, in El Paso, Texas. Mr. Hill was a lifelong member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Knoxville, TN. where he served faithfully in the Senior Choir for over 60 years. He was a dedicated employee of the Bank of Knoxville and Third National Bank until his retirement. A beloved wife, Mary Lucille Evans Hill, whom he was married to for 65 years and two daughters, Dr. Dorotha Lemeh and Wilma Jackson, RN, preceded him in death. He is survived by a very devoted daughter, Avice Hill Pleasants, and son-in-law, LTC (Ret) Leo Pleasants, of El Paso, Texas; one sister-in-law, Gladys Hill of Virginia Beach, Virginia; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins, a host of dedicated friends, and the Mt. Zion Baptist Church family. Funeral and burial services were held in Knoxville on Saturday, October 27, 2001. Arrangements were by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary.
SFC James "Jim" F. Whittington, USA (Ret) passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2001. He was a resident of El Paso since 1964 and was a World War II, Korean Conflict and Vietnam veteran whom received numerous military decorations. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sofie B. Whittington and is survived by his daughters, Helen Styles of N. Carolina, Viola Matthews and Jane Whittington; grandchildren, James, Shannon, Steven and Brandon; 4 great grandchildren and sisters, Ruby Beam and Martha Embler, both of N. Carolina. Graveside services will be on Monday, November 5, 2001 at 2:00 P.M. at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery with full military honors. Honorary pallbearers, Bea and Pete Velasquez, Ken Hause and Bill Miller. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to W.W.II Memorial in Washington D.C., 1-800-639-4WW2.
Manuel S. Holguin passed away on Friday, November 2, 2001. He was a resident of El Paso since 1930 and was a member of the catholic church. He is retired from Safeway Grocery Store with 30 years of service and was a member of the Meat Cutter's Union. He is preceded in death by his wife, Vivian O. Holguin and daughter, Victoria Garcia and is survived by his sons, Manuel O. and Julian Holguin; daughters, Lucia Holguin and Delia G. Macias; grandchildren, Nathanael, Natalie, Jason and Stephen; brother, Jose Holguin and Maria Rodriguez. Visitation will be on Sunday, November 4, 2001 from 4:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. with the Rosary service at 6:00 P.M. at Martin Funeral Home Central Chapel. Funeral Mass will be on Monday, November 5, 2001 at 1:00 P.M. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mary Lenore Ford, 60, passed away on October 31, 2001. SHe is survived by her sisters Janette L. Chumney of El Paso and Rita F. Jenkins of Darien, Ct. Mass will be held on Monday, November 5, 2001 at 10:00 A.M. at Queen of Peace Catholic Church located at 1551 Belvidere. Followed by the interment at Memory Gardens of the Valley in Santa Teresa. Arrangements entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home West.
Margarita Valdillez, 58, passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2001. She was a long time resident of El Paso and a member of Harvest Christian Church. She was loved by many and will be dearly missed. Preceded in death by her brother Roberto Urquidi; Mrs. Valdillez is survived by her husband, Librado Valdillez Jr; two daughters, Martha Valdillez Medlock, Sandra Valdillez Gardea; and a brother, Francisco "Paco" Urquidi. Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 4, 2001 from 4:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Martin Funeral Home East Chapel. There will be a prayer service at 6:00 P.M. and a Rosary at 7:30 P.M. A Chapel service will be held at 11:30 A.M. at St. Raphael's Catholic Church. Burial will take place at Mount Carmel Cemetery.