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Lucinda C. Chavez, 69, passed away Saturday, November 3, 2001. She was born April 14, 1932 in San Antonio, Texas. She was a long time resident of El Paso and a member of Cristo Rey Catholic Church. She was a graduate of Bowie High School class of 1951. Mrs. Chavez is preceded in death by her mother, Carmen. She is survived by her husband of 49 years Enrique Chavez Sr., daughters, Isela C. Rosales and her husband Raul Rosales, Yolanda C. Raley and her husband Jesse C. Raley, Lucinda Chavez, Rosemary Chavez, and Elizabeth J. Velasquez and her husband Alfonso A. Velasquez, sons, Enrique Chavez Jr. and his wife Patricia M. Chavez, Jaime Chavez and his wife Laura O. Chavez, Rodolfo Chavez and his wife Gloria C. Chavez, and Samuel Chavez and his wife Blanka B. Chavez, grandchildren, Sandra Ortiz, Jesse Raley III, Marissa Ureno, Enrique Chavez III, Bobby J. Raley, Augustin Chavez, John D. Raley, Michelle Chavez, Anjelika C. Chavez, Valarie M. Chavez, Jaime Chavez II, and Julian D. Chavez, great grandchildren, Justin R. Rosales, Brianna R. Ureno, and Trinity P. Ortiz, brother, Samuel Cantu and sisters, Belia Arizpe and Ida Cortez. Visitation for Mrs. Chavez will be Wednesday, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home Carolina Chapel. Recitation of the Rosary will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Thursday at 9:45 a.m. at Cristo Rey Catholic Church. Interment will be in Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her sons and grandsons. Special thanks to the Health Care of SCCI, Hospice of El Paso and Loma Vista Dialysis Center. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME-CAROLINA. 1060 Carolina Dr. 598-3332.

Dr. Gayle D. A1len passed away at a local hospital from respiratory complications on Saturday, November 3rd. Dr, Allen was preceded in death by his wife, Ada Allen, his parents and a brother. Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Allen and Raymond Allen. One grandson, two great-granddaughters, and one sister, Doctor Allen was born h1 Shelton, Nebraska on Ja1y 12, 1908. He teceived his degree in Veteriuary Medicine home Kansas State University in 1933. After graduation, he began his career with the US Department of Agriculture. Just prior to his first assignment, he married Ada Grace Lorimer of 01athe, Kansas who he met while they were both students at Kansas State University. Ris career assignments took Itim to Arkansas, New Mexico, and finally to E1 Faso in 1957. He retired from the USI)A in March of 1973 after 39 years of service. After his retirement he became active in several El Paso student clubs, including the 4-H clubs, as an instructor of animal care and breeding. He was also a member of the American flimalayah Rabbit Breeders Association, a]ld raised rabbits for showing. He was a qualified Registcar for different breeds of rabbits, he was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of El Paso. Visitation will be Thursday, November 8th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Kaster-Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home Dyer Chapel, Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 9 at Evergreen East Cemetery, 12400 Montana in El Paso with Pastor OcOtge Rogers officiating.

John Marvis Neuhaus, 64, a Coldwell Banker Sales Associates, passed away Friday, November 2, 2001 in Fort Worth, TX. Mr. Neuhaus was a longtime El Paso resident before moving to Fort Worth in 1995. He worked for Marcia Coleman and Associates and had also been employed by various garment manufacturers. He was a member of First Christian Church in Arlington where he was active in the music program. While in El Paso he was Elder and Deacon at First Christian Church and also was active in Youth Sponsorship and the Music Programs of the church. He was preceded in death by his father, John P. Neuhaus in 1984 and is survived by his lovnig and devoted wife of 41 years, Darlene Neuhaus of Forth Worth; daughter and son-in- law, Amy and John Gilliam of Arlington; grandchildren, Jessica Leigh and John Michael gilliam II of Arlington; mother, Charlotte Neuhaus of Canton, Ohio; sisters, Ruth Ann Dreyer and husband, Howard of Davenport, Iowa, Nancy Trevorrow of Los Angeles, California and Debra Ocepek and husband, Robert "Adam" Ocepek of Canton, Ohio; mother-in-law, Bernice Tippett of Fort Worth; brother-in- law, Chuck Dierikx and wife, Mary Lou of Lufkin as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be on tuesday, November 6, 2001 from 6:00 P.M.until 8:30 P.M. at Martin Funeral Home-West. Funeral service will be on Wednesday, November 7, 2001 at 2:00 P.M. at First Christian Church, 901 Arizona, Pastor Carolyn Wiggs officiating. Burial will be at Memory Gardens of the Valley, Santa Teresa, NM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to First Christian Church 901 Arizona, El Paso, TX 79902.

ANNA GAMBOA, 91, passed away Friday, November 7, 2001. Mrs. Gamboa was a lifelong resident of El paso and a member of the Catholic Church. Mrs. Amboa was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Gamboa. Both retired owners of Gamboa's Grocery. Mrs. Amboa is survived by her daughter, Margie G. Gardea and Violet Carrillo; three grandchildren; Charlie, Lizzie and Eddie Gardea and eight great-grandchildren; Aryk, Brian and Kevin Gardea, Margaux Salas, Pamela and Paulo Gonzalez, John Charles and William Thomas Gardea. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 6th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Kaster- Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home Dyer Chapel, Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Funeral mass at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 7, 2001 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1315 Travis Street with Rev. Joe Hermoso officiating. Interment will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Charlie, Eddie, Aryk, Brian and Kevin Gardea, Antonio Maese, Bobby Pedregon and Francisco Licano. Honorary Pallbearers are Hector Gonzalez, Bill Tarin, Tony Rodriguez, Luis Serrano, Chester Cheng and Guillermo Becerra.

Maria Del Refugio Riley, 85, passed away November 5, 2001. Longtime resident of El Paso, Texas. Mrs. Riley was a past president of the Altar Society at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, a volunteer for Drive- A-Meal and member of the Ladies Auxiliary at Southwestern General Hospital. Mrs. Riley worked for many well known department stores in the El Paso area such as Sears, The Popular and the White House department store. Preceded in death by husband James E. Riley Jr. Survived by sons, James E. Riley III, John W. Riley, George E. Riley and Robert L. Riley, daughter Patricia Y. Riley, 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, sister Josefina Alvarado. Mrs. Riley will lie in state Wednesday November 7, 2001 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Montana. Rosary Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 7, 2001 at Martin Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held at 9:00 a.m. Thursday November 8, 2001 at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church. Burial will be at Evergreen Alameda Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to a Charity of your choice. A special Thank You to the entire staff at the Ark.

MARIA ELENA BRIONES, 87, beloved wife, mother, grandmother passed away on November 1, 2001. Lifelong resident of El Paso, Texas. Survived by her husband, Ruperto Briones, 2 daughters, Gloria Ryan and Angie Rubio, 5 grandchidlren, Joe Rubio, Cynthia Rubio-Ratton, Veronica Rubio- Parga, Brenda Provencio-McGuire and Joe Ramos III, 5 great grandchidlren, Juliana, Marissa Alexander Ratton, Mackenzie and Madison McGuire. A great grand nephew, Gilbert Duran and great grand niece, Hilda Duran Tirres. Funeral arrangements by Martin Funeral Home located on 3839 Montana. Visitation Tuesday, November 6, 2001 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Montana. Rosary service will be recited on November 6, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. at Martin Chapel. Funeral Mass November 7, 2001 at 12:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church location on 1315 Travis St. Graveside service at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. Pallbearers: Jose S. Rubio, Gary Ryan, Gilbert Duran, Ramon Tirres, Alfonso Chacon Jr., Ramon Tirres, Jr., Jose S. Rubio Jr. and Jose J. Ramos.

Maria Del Refugio Padilla, 79, passed away Monday, November 5, 2001. She is survived by her loving husband, Fernando Padilla; son, Ruben Padilla; daughters, Socorro Ortega, Josefina Lopez and Yolanda Fonseca; 13 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; brother, Juan Renteria; sister, Francisca Renteria along with other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday at SUNSET FUNERAL HOME- EAST, Chapel of Remembrance, with a rosary to be recited at 7:30 p.m. The Mass of the Resurrection will be said at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Old Mission, 9070 Alameda Ave. She will be laid to rest at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery. Her son, Jose R. Reyes, and parents, Manuel and Maria del Refugio G. Renteria, preceded her in death. Family members will serve as pallbearers. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home-East.

JESUS P. ROSALES, 70, passed away Friday, November 2, 2001 in a local hospital. He was a lifelong resident of El paso and was a member of the Catholic Church. Mr. Rosales was the founder and owner of Millennium Transportation. He was a paratrooper of the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division having served during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Mercedes Rosales. Sons, Nicolas G. Rosales, Jessie A. ROsales, and antonio R. Flores. Daughters, Maria Mondragon and Rosa Quinonez. 13 Grandchildren and 1 Great Grandchild. rothers, Roberto Gomez, Alfredo ARmas and Ignacio Armas. Sister, Juana Armas. Visitation was held Monday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home - Carolina. Recitation of the Rosary was held Monday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral mass will be Tuesday at 9 a.m. at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Jessie A. Rosales, Nicolas G. Rosales, Antonio R. Flores, Ignacio Armas, Alfredo Armas, Alberto Quinonez and Andres Gutierres. Interment will be in Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME - CAROLINA. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598-3332.

JOAN CAROLINE GRAHAM HUERTA went to rest with the Lord on Saturday, November 3, 2001. She was born on May 25, 1933. She will be much missed by her loving family and all who knew her. She is survived by her husband Adalberto, her son Dr. Sergio Huerta and wife Lora, her daughter Margaret Licon and husband Frank, her son Michael Huerta and wife Sandra. She is also survived by her grandchildren Michael, Alison, and Christopher Huerta, Matthew and Patrick Kell, and Nick and LUcas Huerta. Her two sisters Mrs. Alice Smigelskis, and Mrs. Peggy Montelongo. Visitation will be on Tuesday, November 6, 2001 from 4:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Martin Funeral Home East with a rosary at 7:30 P.M. a funeral mass willb e held on Wednesday, November 7, 2001 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Stephens Catholic Church. Private interment service to be held at a later date.

ELOIDA D. PINEDA, 78, passed away Monday, November 5,2 001. Longtime El Paso resident. Preceded in death by daughter Maria Pineda. Survived by husband Israel Pineda, sons Israel Pineda Jr. and wife Corinne, Gilbert Pineda, Saul Pineda and wife Alicia C. and Omar Pineda, daughter Maria Guadalupe Pineda and husband Joe L. Vasquez, 9 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, brothers Fidel Duran and Gilberto Duran, sisters Emilia Ochoa and Velia Barraza. Mrs. Pineda will lie in state Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Montana. Graveside Service will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Evergreen East Cemetery.

Romelia V. Leyva, passed away Friday, November 2, 2001 in a local hospital. She was a longtime resident of El Paso. Mrs. Leyva was preceded in death by her husband, Norberto Leyva, Sr. She is survived by her sons, Norberto Leyva, Jr., Tomas Leyva and Ruben Leyva. 3 Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren. Sisters, Mary Valenzuela, Irene Talbott, Clara Ybarra, Naomi Tucker and Armida Anderson. Visitation will be Thursday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home - Carolina. Funeral Service will be Friday at 9:30 a.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Interment will be in Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME - CAROLINA. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598-3332.

Maria Del Socorro Garcia (80) passed away October 3, 2001. Ms. Garcia is survived by her sons Silvino Garcia, and Victor Garcia; Daughters; Teresa Garcia, Maria Flores, and Guadalupe Castrellon; 14 Grandchildren and 13 Great- grandchildren. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. with rosary at 11:00 A.M. Funeral Mass will be at Corpus Christi Church on Tuesday at 1:30 P.M. Interment will be at Mount Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to El Paso Mission Funeral Home.

Dr. Gayle D. Allen passed away at a local hospital from respiratory complications on Saturday, November 3rd. Dr. Allen was preceded in death by his wife, Ada Allen, his parents and a brother. Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Allen and Raymond Allen. One grandson, two great- granddaughters, and one sister. Doctor Allen was born in Shelton, Nebraska on July 12, 1908. He received his degree in Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in 1933. After graduation, he began his career with the US Department of Agriculture. Just prior to his first assignment, he married Ada Grace Lorimer of Olathe, Kansas, whom he met while they were both students at Kansas State University. His career assignments took him to Arkansas, New Mexico, and finally to El Paso in 1957. He retired from the USDA in March of 1973 after 39 years of service. After his retirement he became active in several El Paso student clubs, including the 4-H clubs, as an instructor in animal care and breeding. He was also a member of the American Himalayan Rabbit Breeders Association, and raised rabbits for showing. He was a qualified Registrar for different breeds of rabbits. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of El Paso. Visitation will be Thursday, November 8th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Kaster-Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home Dyer Chapel. Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 9th at Evergreen East Cemetery, 12400 Montana in El Paso with Pastor George Rogers officiating.

MARTHA FLORES, 63, passed away Monday November 5, 2001 at home with her family. She was a resident of El Paso for 41 years. Martha was born in Delicias Chihuahua Mexico on January 16, 1938. She was a member of Cristo Rey Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband Pedro Flores and her two sons Pedro Flores Jr., his wife Lourdes and Oscar Fernando Flores and his wife Veronica. She had two grandchildren Oscar Flores Jr. and Melissa Ann Flores. She is also survived by her six sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Visitation will be Thursday November 08, 2001 from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM with a rosary at 7:00 PM at Mt Carmel Funeral Home Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection will be held Friday November 09, 2001 at 10:00 AM at Cristo Rey Catholic Church. Interment will be at Mt Carmel Cemetery.

MARY JANE HAAS passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2001. She was a loving mother, wife, grandmother and friend. She was born on March 14, 1926 in Mount Pleasant, Texas, and went on to graduate from LSU, where she was active in the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. Mary Jane moved to El Paso in 1969, where she was one of the founders of Tres Mariposas and co- owner of GaiBo Fashions. During her retirement she loved to play bridge with her friends, shop, travel, and attend church wherever her travels took her. Mary Jane is survived by her husband Phillip Haas, her son Bill Ward, his wife Susan, and grandchildren Holly, Christian, Cayce, and Austen; her daughter Kathleen Lambert and her husband Jeff and grandson Sean Carlisle. She also is survived by sons John Haas, Robert Haas and his wife Svectlana, and grandchildren Daniel, Natasha and Ashley. Mary Jane was loved by many, many friends who will have an empty spot in their lives now that she has gone. A memorial service will be held for Mary Jane at St. Francis on the Hill Episcopal Church on Thursday, November 8, at 4:30 p.m. Donations can be made to the St. Francis Episcopal Church Memorial Fund.

EMILIA "TIA MILITA" L. HERNANDEZ, 78, passed away on Sunday Nov. 4, 2001. Survived by her husband Moises, daughter Terry and husband John A. Maloof and grandchildren EmiLeigh and Jeffery of Omaha NE, brother Juan Lopez de la Rosa and wife Maria of Juarez, Mexico. Several nieces, and nephews from California, Delaware, Tennessee, Texas, and Mexico and a special angel Martha Marmolejo, who was with her until her death. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 1 pm to 4 pm at San Jose Funeral Home with praying of the Rosary at 2:15 PM followed by Mass at 3 PM. Cremation will follow after services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 4400 N. Mesa St. Ste. 9, El Paso, Texas 79902 - 915-544-1799. Arrangements under direction of San Jose Funeral Home, 601 S. Virginia St., El Paso, Texas 79901 915-532-1856.

JOHN MARVIN NEUHAUS, 64, a Coldwell Banker Sales Associate, passed away Friday, November 2, 2001 in Fort Worth, TX. Mr. Neuhaus was a longtime El Paso resident before moving to Fort Worth in 1995. He worked for Marcia Coleman and Associates and had also been employed by various garment manufacturers. He was a member of First Christian Church in Arlington where he was active in the music program. While in El Paso he was Elder and Deacon at First Christian Church and also was active in Youth Sponsorship and the Music Programs of the church. He was preceded in death by his father, John P. Neuhaus in 1984 and is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 41 years, Darlene Neuhaus of Fort Worth; daughter and son-in- law, Amy and John Gilliam of Arlington; grandchildren, Jessica Leigh and John Michael Gilliam II of Arlington; mother, Charlotte Neuhaus of Canton, Ohio; sisters, Ruth Ann Dreyer and husband, Howard of Davenport, Iowa, Nancy Trevorrow of Los Angeles, California and Debra Ocepek and husband, Robert "Adam" Ocepek of Canton, Ohio; mother-in-law, Bernice Tippett of Fort Worth; brother-in- law, Chuck Dierikx and wife, Mary Lou of Lufkin as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be on Wednesday, November 7, 2001 at 2:00 P.M. at First Christian Church, 901 Arizona, Pastor Carolyn Wiggs officiating. Burial will be at Memory Gardens of the Valley, Santa Teresa, NM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to First Christian Church 901 Arizona, El Paso, TX 79902.

OSCAR O. RUEDA, 45, passed away Saturday, November 3, 2001 in a local hospital. He was a lifelong resident of El Paso and was a member of the Catholic Church. Mr. Rueda had been employed as a crew leader with the El Paso Independent School District and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Rueda is survived by his wife, Flora A. Rueda. Son, Oscar O. Rueda, Jr. Daughter, Jannette Rueda. Father, Manuel Rueda. Brothers, Mauro Rueda, Manuel Rueda, Jr. and Ramiro Rueda. Sisters, Maria Garcia, Aracelia Solis, Raquel Rueda, Rosalinda Brown and Rosalva Rueda. 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 11:30 a.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Gabriel Ramirez, Mauro Rueda, Carlos Duran, Rosalinda Brown, Gabriel Ramirez, David Ward and Jerry Sanchez. Interment will be in Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME - CAROLINA. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598-3332 

AGUSTIN C. VELA JR., 70, passed away Monday, November 5, 2001. Lifelong resident of El Paso, Texas. Mr. Vela was a U.S. Army Veteran where he served in Korea and retired from Southern Pacific Railroad after 40 years of service as an inspector. Preceded in death by father Agustin Vela. Survived by mother Luz C. Vela, wife Guadalupe D. Vela, sons Armando Vela and Jerry Vela, daughter Carolina Maldonado, grandchildren Christopher Maldonado, Annette Maldonado and Jonathon Vela, brothers Alfredo Vela, Salvador Vela, Lorenzo Vela and Fernando Vela, sisters Hortencia Portillo and Luz Maria McCulluch. Mr. Vela 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 at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 8, 2001 at Martin Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held at 12:45 p.m. Friday, November 9, 2001 at Santo Nino De Atocha Catholic Church. Burial will be at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery with military honors. Mr. Vela was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will always be in our hearts.

TRINIDAD ORTEGA BARRERAS, 83, passed away Sunday November 4, 2001 in Yuba City, California. He had been a resident of Anthony, New Mexico for 52 years. He was a retired farm worker. Preceded in death by his wife Maria L. Barreras, son Manuel Barreras and also by 3 brothers and 6 sisters. Survivors inclue his daughters Rosa Barreras & Adela Romero both of Yuba City, CA; sons Julian Barreras of Allen, TX & Trinidad Barreras, Jr. of Anthony, NM; 15 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren & 2 great, great grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday 3:00- 9:00 P.M. with rosary services at 7:00 P.M. at Harding Orr & McDaniel Chapel. Funeral mass will be Saturday 10:00 A.M. at San Luis Catholic Church in Chamberino, New Mexico. Interment to follow at Chamberino Cemetery.

JOHN CORPUS CAMARILLO, 83, went to be with Our Lord on Monday, November 5, 2001. He was a resident of El Paso since 1920 and was the son of the late Juan Camarillo and Fermina Corpus Camarillo. He was a member of the Catholic Church. John was a life member of Tigua V.F.W. Post #8782, Past Post Commander of the Military Order of Cooties and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans #165. Preceded in death by his sister, Dolores Hernandez and brother, Tony Camarillo and is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Lupe Camarillo; son, Juan "Johnny" Camarillo; daughters, Bertha Prieto and Irene Rivera; 13 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren; brothers, Manuel, Jesus and Gonzalo Camarillo; sisters, Carmen Vasquez, Maria Luisa Valles, Consuelo Vasquez and Concha Saldivar. Visitation will be on Thursday, November 8, 2001 from 4:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. with a V.F.W. presentation at 6:45 P.M. followed by the rosary service at 7:00 P.M. at Martin Funeral Home - Central. Funeral mass will be on Friday, November 9, 2001 at 9:00 A.M. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Pallbearers, Richard, Charles and James Rivera, Eddie Fuentes, David, Michael, Alfred and Johnny Camarillo. Burial at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery with military honors.

CARL SPEED CHUMNEY, 69, passed away on November 6, 2001, in El Paso. Mr. Chumney was born in San Antonio, TX and had been a resident of El Paso for 29 years. During this time he owned and operated Car Parts Depot in west El Paso. He served as Business Administrator for St. Luke's Episcopal Church. He is survived by his wife Janette L. Chumney, and daughters Carrie Ann Giordano of Bryan, Texas and Janine Ann Young of Atlanta, GA. A funeral service will be held on Friday, November 9, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church located in La Union, New Mexico, Dr. Rev. Katherine Ryan and Deacon Tom Tackett officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home - West.

LEROY FONTENOT, 76, was born on October 9, 1925 at Ville Platte, LA. Passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2001 at home with his family. A resident of Anthony, TX for 37 years. He was a retired Army Veteran from War World II and Korean War. He was a member of St. Anthony Church in Anthony, N.M. and a member and the past commander of the 16th District for the American Legion. Leroy is survived by his wife; Eustolia Fontenot, Sons; Leroy Jr. and Tracy, daughter; Valerie Fontenot Mendez, five grandchildren; Naomi Madrid, Nicole and Marc Fontenot, Marcela and Amalia Mendez, three great grandchildren; Autumn Ludwig, Chelsea Fontenot and Nicolas Burciaga, his mother Bernice Gary, sister Bertha Pett and brother Chuck Richard. Mr. Fontenot will lie in state at Restlawn Funeral Home on Thursday, November 8, 2001 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a rosary at 7:00 p.m. Mass service will be at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Anthony, N.M. on Friday, November 9, 2001 at 12:00 p.m. Pallbearers will be Phillip and Mario D'Agustino, Mundo Minjares, Nicolas Burciaga, Jaime Barajas and Norman Peet. Honorary Pallbearer will be Enrique Barajas. Burial will be at Fort Bliss National Cemetery, with full military honors.

Tarow Ty Hayashi October 24, 1927 - November 5, 2001 Professor Tarow Ty Hayashi was an icon in the martial arts community in El Paso since 1955. He founded the International Zen Martial Arts Federation of North America. He developed his own fighting systems that incorporated the concepts and techniques from various Japanese Martial Arts. Over the years thousands of students have passed through his humble Dojo and have been awed by his knowledge and skill in the martial arts. In 1993 Professor Tarow Ty Hayashi was inducted into the El Paso Boxing Martial Arts Hall of Fame. His son continues this legacy, as his systems continue to be taught here in El Paso at Hayashi's Martial Arts Academy. He will continue to live on in the spirit of the martial arts for many generations to come. Professor Hayashi is survived by his son, daughters and grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday from 2:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at Hillcrest Funeral Home-Doniphan. Prayer service will be at 7:00 P.M. at Hillcrest Chapel. Cremation will follow. Arrangements by Hillcrest Funeral Home. 5054 Doniphan Drive 587-0202.

ROBERTO "BOB" MORENO, 57, passed away Tuesday November 6, 2001 in El Paso. Mr. Moreno had been a lifelong resident of El Paso and a member of the Catholic Church. He was employed as a Sr. Vice President with Bank of the West and had been a member of the banking industry throughout his working career. Mr. Moreno was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force having served during the Vietnam Conflict. He is survived by his daughters, Vanessa, Roxanne, Danielle and Christina Moreno. His mother, Guadalupe M. Valles. Beloved fiance Glenda Aiken. Brothers, Alex and Juan Valles. Sisters, Dolores King and Guadalupe Gass. Other survivors include Monica, Natalie and Nanette. Grandchildren, Madison and Devin Ryan. Visitation for Mr. Moreno will be Thursday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home-Carolina Chapel. Recitation of the Rosary will be Thursday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral mass will be Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Guardian Angel Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be other members of the family, Jacob and John Valles, Cody King, Jay, David and Richard Garcia, Bobby Guerra and Manny Carrasco. Interment will be in Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. Your overwhelming generosity, warmth and tenderness touched us all and your smile lit up our lives. We love you tremendously. We will always miss you Bro. God Bless. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME - CAROLINA. 1060 Carolina Dr. 598-3332.

GENARO (JERRY) PUGA, 49, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001. He was preceded in death by his loving grandmother Adelaida R. Viveros, cousin Martha Dominguez, & godfather Leo Miranda. His wife Lillian Murillo-Puga survives him; sons Joshua I. Puga & his fiancee Laura Torres, Jason I. Puga & his only daughter Jessica I. Puga; parents, Juan R. & Delfina V. Puga; brothers & their wives, Alejandro & Margie Puga, Agustin (Tini) & Kathy Puga, Juan (Rocky) & Elizabeth Puga; sisters & their husbands, Diana & Felix Pedregon & Melissa P. & Dominic Hernandez; nephews & nieces, Troy & Brian Puga, Steven & Lauren Puga, Carlos & Karla Sierra, Vanessa & Jimmy Puga, Jonathan & Kaitlyn Pedregon, Lorraine & Larry Morales; aunts, Carmen Marquez, Maria Luisa Viveros & Martha Miranda; grandmother, Inez Puga; mother-in-law, Noemi C. Murillo; sister- in-law, Ana M. & Lipe Morales. Jerry was a 1970 graduate of Bowie High School, member of the Union Catolica de San Jose Sur. six and a former member of the Lower Valley & Bel Air Optimist. He was owner of Alameda Pro-Rooter. Pallbearers to be Joshua I. Puga, Jason I. Puga, Alex Puga, Rocky Puga, Agustin Puga & Lorenzo (Lipe) Morales. Honorary pallbearers will be Albert Miranda, Oscar Miranda, Gilbert Viveros, Alejandro Viveros, Eduardo Puga, Larry M. Morales & Robert A. Madrid. Visitation will be Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001 from 7:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with Rosary at 7:30 p.m. in San Ignacio Catholic Church. Mass of Resurrection will be Friday at 9:30 a.m. in San Ignacio Catholic Church with interment to be in Memory Gardens of the Valley Cemetery in Santa Teresa, NM.

Floyd Kenneth Stopani, 50, went to heaven to be with Jesus on Tuesday, November 6, 2001. Floyd was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend. Floyd had a BS Degree in Anthropology from UTEP, and was a licensed Pastor with the Vineyard Christian Fellowship. He was an active master judge with the American Iris Society. He married Helen in 1974, and his wife and children (and later, his grandchildren) were the loves of his life. At the time of his death, he was working as manager for the El Paso Independent School District James Gamble Warehouse. Floyd loved extravagantly, and set a wonderful example for us all of how an ordinary working man could show forth the love of God in practical ways. He was loved far and wide in this community, and will be deeply missed. Floyd is survived by his wife Helen Stopani, his children Ryan, Erin, and Matthew "Buzz" Stopani, a daughter-in-law Kathy Stopani, his mother Luella Danielson, a brother Wayne Stopani, sisters Ilda Staehling and Sheila Vermillion, and two grandchildren, Emily and Christopher. A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 9, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. at Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Northeast El Paso, 6115 Transmountain Road. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you send donations to Mercy In Action, Box 1989 Las Cruces, NM 88004.

David G. Sutherland (Ret. U.S. Army SFG), 54, passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2001. He was preceded in death by his parents, Pauline and Gordon Sutherland and is survived by his loving wife, Sylvia Syl Sutherland and son, Brian. He also leaves behind his brothers- in-law, sisters-in- law, beloved nieces, nephews and the many special friends that touched his life. Funeral Service will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at Kaster-Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home Chapel, 8817 Dyer, with Chaplain Major Johnson officiating. Interment will be in Fort Bliss National Cemetery with full military honors accorded. Visitation was held Thursday, November 8th in the funeral home.

Cecilia Vasquez, 40, passed away Tuesday November 6, 2001. She was a life long resident with a long time illness. She is survived by her mother Julia Vasquez; Son Victorian Vasquez; daughter, Cecilia Veronica Quezada; Brothers and Sisters; Nelly Reyes, Martin Vasquez, Angelita Gonzalez, Lorenzo Vasquez, Aida Moreno, Angel Vasquez JR., Raquel Varela, Benito Vasquez. Grandson Jesus Alfonso Medina JR. 6 Nephews and 14 Nieces. Visitation will be held from 4-9 p.m. Friday at Sunset Funeral Home East, with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 pm. The mass of the Resurrection will be said at 10:00 am Saturday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 9205 North Loop. She will be laid to rest at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery. Rodolfo Moreno, Benny Vasquez, Michael Reyes, Gabriel Reyes, Angel Vasquez Jr., Lorenzo Vasquez and Joe Varela will serve as pallbearers. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home East 

ELSE MARIE WEILAND, 87, died November 8, 2001 in Southhampton Memorial Hospital. Born in 1914 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, she was a daughter of the late Lars Oscar and Hilda Kapell Lysen who immigrated here from Finland and Sweden. She was the widow of Lt. Col. Leo J. Weiland. Mrs. Weiland, who relocated to Franklin a year ago having spent the later part of her life in El Paso, Texas, was an accomplished artist and belong to several art societies including the Oil Painters and Fine Arts Guild in El Paso, Texas. She taught art and worked in several recreation centers with the elderly. Survivors include two daughters, Deborah A. Hagen and her husband, Duane, of Sedley and Danita Mancini of Carmel, New York; a sister, Agnes Thomsen of Salome, Arizona; six grandchildren, Jamie Neff, Jennifer Fox, Laraine Unik, Linnea Maloney, Sarah Hagen and Nicolas Hagen; four great grandchildren, Nicole Piazza, Wescott Unik, Taylor and Charlie Maloney. She was predeceased by a brother Edward Lysen. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Wright Funeral Home with the Rev. Fr. Carl DeSouza officiating. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery, Sedley. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

WILLIAM JOHN TALISH passed away Tuesday November 6, 2001 at the age of 88. He was a very loving husband and father. He is survived by his wife Irma. He has two daughters, Janet (Willis Bruce) (deceased) and Phyllis Massios (George) of Rochester, N.Y. He has 5 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren. He is best known and will be remembered for his many years of volunteer work with Del Sol Medical Center and St. Joseph Hospital. He worked for the International Service Corps. which took him and his wife to Brazil, Australia, Japan and Hong Kong. In his capacity as manager of General Instrument corp. (now Pollack Electronic Production Division), he and his wife spent 5 1/2 years in Taiwan. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, November 11, 2001 at 3:00 p.m. at John T. Bean Masonic Lodge, 1505 Magruder Street. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to your favorite charity. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME CAROLINA. 1060 Carolina Dr. 598-3332.


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