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Beatrice Catalina (Bee) Acevedo, On November 11, 2001 our beloved "Aunt Bee", a very special aunt and sister, passed away. Born and raised in El Paso, Bee was a talented artist who painted wonderful oil paintings as well as unusually beautiful porcelain china. She was a funny, generous, caring person who lived her life with zest and determination - she will be sorely missed. Bee is survived by her sisters Alice Silva (husband Joe), and Bertha Aguilera, and brothers Robert Acevedo and Hector Acevedo; as well as nieces Allyn Echaniz, Gloria Goytia, and Dina Corella, and nephews Edward Orona, Andy O'Rona, Jr., Joe R. Silva, Dr. Roberto Silva, Manuel Aguilera, Jaime Aguilera, and Renato Aguilera, and many grand nieces and nephews. Memorial Mass will be at Guardian Angel Catholic Church, 3021 Frutas Avenue on Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Marcus McFadin officiating. Internment will follow at Evergreen Cemetary on Alameda. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME - CAROLINA. 1060 CAROLINA, 598-3332 

MARILYN SUTTON, born October 4, 1933 in Denver, Colorado, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2001. She was an El Paso resident since 1966 and a long time employee of Print World. A dedicated mother, grandmother and friend, she is survived by her 101 year old mother, Edna Haldey, of El Paso; brother, Joe L. Stevenson of Pasadena, CA; sons, Larry Sutton, George Sutton and wife, Karen; daughters, Michelle McConnell and husband, Tim and Mikie Lumkin-Sutton all of El Paso. Grandchildren, Heather Gastineau, Heidi and Holly Holland, Jacob and Joseph Sutton, Tyler and Phillip Lumpkin and great-granddaughter, Irene Gastineau; and business partner and best friend, Armando Espinoza. Visitation will be held Monday, November 19th from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Kaster-Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home Dyer Chapel, 8817 Dyer. Funeral Service will be 10:00 a.m., November 20th at Kaster-Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home Dyer Chapel with Interment following in Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Marilyn will be missed by all of us whose lives she touched. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Villa Maria Home for Aged Women and Men at 920 S. Oregon, El Paso, TX, 79901. 

MARY L. FORD, 87, passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2001. Born in Missouri she came to El Paso with her family in 1928. She graduated from Austin High School and received her Bachelor Degree from the College of the Mines in 1938. Prior to World War II she taught in Canutillo and the County School District, she worked as a court stenographer at Biggs Field during World War II. After the War she went back to college and got her Masters Degree at Texas Western College. In 1948 she went to the Ysleta School District to teach at Ysleta High School. She was beloved Varsity Choir Teacher. She taught at Ysleta High School from 1948 until 1961, at which time she was promoted to Supervisor of Choral Music for the Ysleta District. In 1969 she was named the Director of Music Education for the Ysleta District. At the time of her retirement in 1980, she was Director of the entire Fine Arts Department. She taught private piano and voice lessons and led childrens church choirs, she was also a member of the First Baptist Church since 1928. She served on the Texas State Board of Music Educators, also a member of the EPSO Board. She is survived by her nephew Paul L. Ford. Mrs. Ford will lie in state Monday starting at 9:30 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home Montana. Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church. Burial at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. 

CONSUELO BRIGGS, 89, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2001 in El Paso. She was a long time resident of El Paso and was a member of the Catholic Church. Mrs. Briggs is survived by her sons, Jesus M. Villado, Pablo Villado, Nicholas Villado, Ramon Villado. Daughters, Guadalupe Licon, Carolina Garcia, Consuelo Dorsey, Irene Villado and Anna Maria Richard. 18 Grandchildren, 6 Great Grandchildren, and sister Mary A. Villanueva. Visitation will be Monday, from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home-Carolina. Recitation of the Rosary will be Monday at 7:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel Funeral mass will be Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at San Antonio Catholic Church. Interment will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME - CAROLINA. 1060 Carolina Dr. 598-3332 

Salvador S. Martinez, 57, passed away on November 16, 2001. A Clint teacher for 19 years, a Vietnam Veteran, and a Fabens resident for 51 years. Survived by his wife; Maria Martinez, 6 sons; Carlos Martinez, Salvador Jr. and wife Diana, Alejandro, Cristobal, Abraham and wife Veronica and Octavio Martinez, 2 daughters; Marisol and Maximo Gonzalez and Gabriela and Jenaro Gonzalez, 6 grandchildren. Parents: Jose and Ildefonsa Martinez, 1 brother and 1 sister. Visitation Sunday in Hampton Valley Mortuary Chapel from 2 to 5:00 P.M. Rosary service at 7:00 P.M. in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, where the funeral mass will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday. Interment in Fabens Catholic Cemetery. Directed by Hampton Valley Mortuary. 

Hester Elizabeth Read Smith Harris of El Paso died on November 14, 2001. She was born in Berkeley, California on July 3, 1907. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Sanborn Harris, and her brother Russell. She is survived by her brother Elgene Smith, her daughter, Patricia Colbert and husband Douglass of El Paso, and eight grandchildren, Douglass Colbert, Jr., Michael Colbert, Brett Colbert, Lisa McLean, Andrea Thomas, Shawna Wagstaff Violet Hobbs, and Michelle Colbert. There are eleven great-grandchildren. Services will be at the Church of the Incarnation, Horizon City, on Monday at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be in Chicago, Illinois. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME - CAROLINA. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598-3332 

BERTHA H. LEVIS, 80, passed away Friday, November 16, 2001. Mrs. Levis was a resident of El Paso for 44 years. Preceded in death by her husband Edward Levis. She is survived by her brothers Moses and Sal Holland, sisters Rebecca Wiedermann, Pola Kimmelman, Ruth Gniazdowitz, and Yolanda Kleiman. Graveside service will be held Sunday, November 18, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at B'Nai Zion Cemetery, Rabbi Stephen Leon officiating. 

Robert T. Brower, 70, passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2001 in a local hospital. He was a life long resident of El Paso. Mr. Brower was employed in the garment industry. He is survived by his sons, Alfredo Rocha, Roy Thomas Brower, Robert Thomas Timothy Brower, daughter, JoAnn Brower. Daughter-in-laws, Lucy and Cathy. 7 Grandchildren, John, Robert, Nick, Roy, Corey, Vanessa and Priscilla. Brothers, Herald Brower, Andy Brower, and sister Dorthy Hardy. Visitation will be Monday, from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home-Carolina. Recitation of the Rosary will be Monday at 7:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral Service will be Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Family members will service as Pallbearers. Interment will be Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME-CAROLINA. 1060 Carolina Dr. 598-3332 

Jane Spier Bargman, 65, passed away Nov. 16, 2001 at her home. A lifetime resident of El Paso she was the daughter of Dr. Erich Spier & Hanna Bonwitt Spier. Jane was a graduate of El Paso High & Rice University. She is lovingly remembered for her independent, courageous spirit & love of life by her family & many friends. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Phillip E. Bargman; 3 children, Carolyn, Roberta & Eric; 3 grandchildren, Maya & Micaela Walker & Elise Bargman. Also, her brother & sister- in-law, Dr. Werner & Cheri Spier, aunt, Ilse Liebmann, and cousins, Jim, Curtis & Bill Spier & Cita Cohen and their families. Jane, during her lifetime served the community in numerous civic activities, having been President of the El Paso Bar Association Auxiliary, Director and Vice President of the El paso YWCA, president of the Rice University Alumni Association, Girl Scout Leader and American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. As her children matured, she entered the computer field as a computer professional, holding numerous positions in the Government and private sector. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 P.M. Monday, November 19, 2001 at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to VNA Hospice of El Paso, El Paso Zoo or El Paso YWCA. 

Jose Javier Vasquez, 36, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2001 in Canutillo, Texas. He was a lifelong resident of El Paso and was a member of the Catholic Church. Mr. Vasquez was a Detention Officer with the Sheriff's Department. He is survived by his wife, Maria de Lourdes Vasquez. Son, Jacob Phillip Vasquez. Daughters, Jessica Janine Vasquez and Jennifer Vasquez. Parents, Marcelo and Enriqueta Vasquez. Sisters, Sophia Diaz, Norma Pastran, and Irene Talamantes. Grandmother, Romalda Balderrama. Visitation will be Monday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home - Doniphan. Recitation of the Rosary will be Monday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Interment will be in Anthony Cemetery. "Jesus loves you." Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME - DONIPHAN. 5054 DONIPHAN DR. 598-3332 

JOHN "JACK" LLOYD MICHAUD III, 46, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2001 in Austin, TX. He was preceded in death by his father John Lloyd Michaud, Jr. He is survived by his mother, Theresa Moosher and step father, Nicholas Moosher of El Paso, TX., brothers, Steve Michaud, & Brian Michaud, sister Susie Michaud-Ziegler & step sister Marilaura Fox, step brothers, Nick Moosher, Jr. & Chris Moosher. He is also survived by 3 nieces & 5 nephews. His family moved to El Paso in the early 60's. Jack graduated from Eastwood High School and attended Texas Tech University. He was a sub-contractor in Austin, Texas. He was a dedicated son, brother, uncle & friend. He was a brilliant man who will be missed by all who knew him. Visitation will be on Monday, November 19th from 4:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Martin Funeral Home East with a rosary at 7:00 P.M. and a prayer service at 8:00 P.M. Graveside service will be on Tuesday, November 20th at 9:30 A.M. at Evergreen East Cemetery. 

Dorris F. Van Doren, 78, passed away Wednesday November 14, 2001. Mrs. Van Doren was a resident of El Paso since 1930. Dorris Van Doren was the only Emeritus member of the Library Association, and was instrumental in starting the westside branch library on Belvidere. Mrs. Van Doren was also an elementary school teacher, teaching reading for 22 years. She also served as a Lay Minister in the Methodist Church. Dorris led an athletic life. She rode her bicycle all over Texas and through at least half of the United States. She was also well traveled. She had been to Scotland, England, Holland, France, Belgium, Germany, and New Zealand and she rode her bicycle through most of them. She even rode her Honda motorcycle from her home here in El Paso to her cabin in Cloudcroft, while her husband, Donald, followed her in a van. Mrs. Van Doren is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Donald. They have 3 children, 3 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren of whom they are very proud. Funeral service will be held Monday, November 19, 2001 at 11:30 A.M. at Zion Lutheran Church, 2800 Pershing Drive. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens of the Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the children's organization at Zion Lutheran Day School, 2800 Pershing Drive, El Paso, Texas 79903. 

RAYMUNDO F. MURPHY, 89, passed away on Thursday, November 15, 2001. He was employed as a pump operator with civil service for over 30 years and he was a member of the Catholic Church. Preceded in death by brothers, Julian and Manuel Murphy, and sons, Guillemo (Willie), Edurado (Eddie) and Ray Jr. (Pelon) Murphy; Mr. Murphy is survived by his wife, Juanita J. Murphy; five sons, Enrique Gomez Jr. and wife Linda from Phoenix, AZ, Robert Murphy and wife Emma, Frank Murphy and wife Margie, Ricardo Murphy and wife Maria Elena, John Murphy and wife Norma; six daughters, Elena Realy Vasquez, Elvira Rodriguez, Frances Ayala and husband Victor, Margie Hinojos and husband Enrique Sr., Linda Scott and husband Thomas from Amarillo, TX, and Patricia Hererra and husband Carlos Sr. from Las Cruces, NM. He is also survived by his brother, Candido Murphy; sister, Francisca Hernandez and four generations of grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Monday, November 19, 2001 from 4:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Martin Funeral Home Central, 3839 Montana with a rosary at 7:00 P.M. A funeral mass will be held at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church on Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at 9:30 A.M. Burial will take place at Mount Carmel Cemetery with family to serve as pallbearers, and with Enrique Gomez Jr. to serve as honorary pallbearer. 

RICHARD CHUCK LUM CHEW, a business man for over fifty years in El Paso, Texas, died on Thursday, November 15, 2001, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was ninety years of age. Mr. Chew was born in Canton, China in 1911. He immigrated to the United States in 1932 as a student, attending the University of Richmond for 1 1/2 years before transferring to the University of Texas in Austin. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1938 with a degree in Business. After graduation, he moved to El Paso, Texas where he, his brother, and his father established the Chew Din Groceries. During WWII, he worked in the shipyards in Richmond, California. Mr. Chew and his wife, Lillian, were life-long advocates of the importance of education, and they were donors to the El Paso Public Libraries. For the last four years, he was also a senior volunteer at the Ysleta Public Library. He is survived by his six children, Faye and her huband, Paul Lee, Richard and his wife, Jean, Lai and her husband, Mike Orenduff, Wayne and his wife, Elaine, Karr and her hsuband, Bruce Tomberg, and Pat and her husband, Robert Kelley; his grandchildren, Gary Lee, Pamela Lee Suboc, and Alan Lee, Carolyn, Chuck, and Karen Chew, Jay and Claire Orenduff, Erik and Ryan Tomberg, and Lauren and Luke Kelley-Chew; and two great-grandchildren, Alyssa Lee and Natalie Suboc. He is also survived by his sister, Esther Sinn of Houston, Texas, his cousin, Paul Chew of Houston, Texas, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty years, Lillian Gay Chew. Private memorial service and interment will be held on Monday at 10:00 AM at Restlawn Cemetery. He was much loved and admired and will be greatly missed by his family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ysleta Public Library. Arrangements by Kaster-Maxon, and Futrell Funeral Home. 

Josefina Alderette, 65, joined her Lord and Creator in heaven Wednesday November 21, 2001 in a local hospital. She was a lifelong resident of El Paso and a member of the Catholic Church. She is preceded in death by her nephew Phil Alvarez. Mrs. Alderette is survived by her parents Enrique and Maria Acosta and by her son Carlos Alderette, his wife Debbie Alderette, and their children Daniela, C.J., and Deanne. Other survivors include her sisters Mary Lujan and Maria Elena Alvarez and her brothers Enrique Acosta Jr., Manuel Acosta, Alfredo Acosta, Jose Acosta, and Roberto Acosta also many nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Visitation was Friday November 23, 2001 from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM where rosary was at 7:00 PM at Mt Carmel Funeral Home Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection will be said Saturday November 24, 2001 at 10:00 AM at Mother Cabrini Catholic Church. Pallbearers are Carlos, Armando, Ricky, Ruben, Jaime, Gabriel, and Enrique.

WARREN ERNEST ARLETH, 80, passed away Monday, November 19, 2001. Longtime resident of El Paso, Texas. He was a retired U.S. Army Veteran of WWII, Korea and Vietnam after 33 years of service. Warren was a recipient of WWII, Veteran Medal, Korea Service Medal, and Vietnam Service Medal also the Republic of South Vietnam Gallantry Cross. Past member of the First Baptist Church in Philadelphia, loved bowling and was a chess champion of Mac Masters University in Canada. Preceded in death by brother Frederick Arleth, sister Eleanor Schaffer. Survived by wife Dorothy B. Arleth, sons Frederick W. and wife Julie Arleth, William E. Arleth and Warren J. and wife Susan Arleth, daughter Virginia A. and husband Steven Hovland, grandchildren Tammy, Tina, Carmen, Amy, Tana, Carrie, Erik and Mary and five great grandchildren. Mr. Arleth will lie in state Sunday, November 25, 2001 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Central. Chapel Service will be held at 9:00 a.m. Monday, November 26, 2001 at Martin Chapel. Burial will be at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery with military honors.

GILBERTO L. CARO, 76, went to be with Our Lord on Friday, November 23, 2001. He was a resident of El Paso since 1926 and was a member of the Catholic Church. Mr. Caro retired from the U.S. Post Office after 39 years of service. Gilberto was a World War II Veteran having served in the South Pacific Campaign and under Douglas MacArthur. He was a recipient of the Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theatre and the Philippine Liberation Medal. He was involved in many community organizations such as the Paisano Lions Club and the German Sheppard Club. Survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Emilia L. Caro; sons and their wives, Gilberto "Larry" Caro (Rosa) and Oscar Orona (Aynna); daughters and their husbands, Leonor Nunez, Cynthia Denison (Mark), Lorraine Chacon (Willie), Patricia Lynn Mansfield, and Millie Sanchez (Jesus); 13 grandchildren. Visitation will be Sunday, November 25, 2001 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. with rosary service at 6:00 P.M. at Martin Funeral Home-Central Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Monday, November 26, 2001 at 9:30 A.M. at St. Mark's Catholic Church, Fr. Leo Rivera officiating. Pallbearers, Oscar Orona, Mark Denison, Jesus Sanchez, Willie Chacon, Larry Caro, Alfredo Lara, Luigi Pellicano and Danny Baeza. Burial at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery with military honors.

Jesus Contreras, 79, passed away Thursday, November 22, 2001, a resident of El Paso for 58 years. Survived by wife of 61 years, Julia Contreras; three sons, three daughters, 27 grandchildren, 22 great- grandchildren and two sisters. Funeral Service will be in Restlawn Funeral Home at 12 Noon on Saturday, November 24th with interment in Restlawn Memorial Park.

EUGENE BOTELHO, 77, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2001, a resident of El Paso for 30 years. Mr. Botelho was a retired disabled Vet and US Army Veteran serving during World War II, Korea and Vietnam War. He is survived by his wife Marianne, children Kathrin Loeffler, Eugene Botelho, Jr., Marianne Heiser & Lynda Cox and husband Steve, four grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Visitation for Mr. Botelho will be held on Tuesday, November 27, 2001, from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Restlawn Funeral Home, 4848 Alps. Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 1:30 P.M. at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. With military honors. Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice of El Paso, 3901 N. Mesa St.

VANESA MARIE CANCELLARE BURGOS, born July 4, 1971 passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2001 after a brief illness. She was a lifelong resident of El Paso. She was preceded in death by her husband Jaime Burgos. She is survived by her three children Travis Dillan 11, Austin Joel 8, and Hailey Chanse 4 and by her mother Marlys Cancellare. Visitation will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home - Carolina. Funeral Service will be Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Interment will be private. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME - CAROLINA. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598-3332.

ERIKA GRANT, 70, passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2001 in El Paso. She was born in the Czech Republic in 1931. She married Lawrence C. Grant, Sr. in 1954 while he was stationed in Germany with the U.S. Army. She came to El Paso in 1955 and has been a resident of El Paso the past 46 years. She was a member of the American Legion #58 Ladies Auxiliary, the N.C.O. Wives Club, the V.F.W. and volunteered at the V.A. Clinic. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1996 and a son, Robert L. Grant in 1995. She is survived by her son, Lawrence C. Grant, Jr. and wife, Kim of Katy, TX, daughter- in-law, Cinda Grant of Canutillo, TX, 1 sister, Edith Krischke of Germany; 4 grandchildren, Robert C. Grant, Jesse Grant, Jessica Grant and Lauren Grant and a step-grandson, Christopher Holden. Visitation was held Monday, November 26th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Kaster-Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home Dyer Chapel. Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 27th at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

CHARLES EUGENE JONES, 87, passed away on Tuesday, November 23, 2001. Born on the 16th of May, 1932 to the late Daniel and Lyda Jones in Roger County, Oklahoma. Left to cherish his memory is his wife Ruth Jones, and step children Glenn Meek of Abilene, TX, Steve Higgins of Big Spring, TX, Linda Ortiz of Cedar Crest, NM, Ganda Baker, of Bristow, OK, and Gladys Kates of Abilene, TX. Brothers Jim Jones of Silina, OK and Jerry Jones of Claremore, OK, along with many other friends and family. Mr. Jones retired from the US Army in which he served in the Korean Conflcit in which he was decorated with several medals. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 27, 2001 from 4 to 9 P.M. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 10:00 A.M. at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home-Northeast.

John Ross Kirkwood, 95, passed away Saturday November 24, at home in White Acres Assisted Living under the care of Hospice VNA. He had lived in El Paso since 1955. Mr. Kirkwood taught in Texas a total of 42 years with 6 years as Superintendent of Plemons School District and 15 years (1955-70) at Jefferson High School. He served in the U.S. Air Corps in WWII, was a life member of the El Paso Retired Teachers Assoc., and member of Trinity First United Methodist Church. John R. Kirkwood is survived by his wife, Lowell, whom he married in 1938. He leaves loving nieces and nephews, great nieces & nephews, in-laws & friends. Visitation will be Tuesday 3:00 - 7:00 P.M. at Harding Orr & McDaniel Funeral Home (320 Montana). Funeral services will be held Wednesday 9:45 A.M. at the funeral home with Dr. Brodace Elkins & Dr. Ed Williamson officiating. Private interment will be at Fort Bliss National Cemetery.

JOAN BURY McCOLLISTER, 67, passed away on Saturday November 25, 2001. A long time resident of El Paso, Texas, Joan retired last year as Director of Special Programs at El Paso Community College. Her community involvement has included Board Member, El Paso Chapter of the American Heart Association; Chair, El Paso Mayor's Advisory Board on Aging; Member, the Rio Grande Council of Government and The El Paso Family Pride Council for Prevention of Child Abuse. On a Statewide basis, she has served as a Board Member for the Texas Association for Community Service and Continuing Education. Prior to moving to El Paso Joan was Director of Nursing at San Juan College, Farmington, NM. During her years in Farmington, she established the initial practical nurse curriculum and developed the proposal which was approved by the New Mexico Board of Nursing creating the Associate Degree in Nursing Program. As a result of her contributions to San Juan College, Joan was elected to the San Juan College Hall of Fame in 1999. Joan was recognized for numerous achievements in her personal and professional life. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and served as a Deacon. Joan was active in the DR chapter of PEO, and Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. She held a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Iowa and had earned a Masters in Educational Administration from New Mexico State University. Joan was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Byron M. Bury of St. Louis, Missouri, and is survived by her Mother, Lucille S. Bury, her husband Terry R. McCollister and their three children, Chris McCollister and family of Trophy Club, Texas, J. Gregory McCollister and family of Roswell, Georgia, and Kathryn McCollister-Wohnoutka and family of Seattle, Washington and the families' five grandchildren, Blake, Daniel, Katy, Anna and Jacob. She is additionally survived by two sisters and a brother; Kathryn Musholt of Akron, Ohio, and Jayne Leet of Seattle, Washington, and Byron C. Bury of Chesterfield, Missouri. There will be a visitation in El Paso at Martin Funeral Home West, 128 N. Resler on Wednesday, November 28, 2001 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and a family graveside service at the Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri on December 2, 2001. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the National Scleroderma Foundation, 12 Kent Way, Byfield, MA, 01922.

Calvin E. Mueller, SSG U.S. ARMY RET., 65, passed away Monday, November 26, 2001 in El Paso. He was a longtime resident of El Paso and a retired Truck Driver. SSG Mueller retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years of dedicated service to his country. While on active duty, SSG Mueller served in the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam Conflict. SSG Mueller is survived by his loving wife, Dorena Maria Mueller. 6 Grandchildren and 1 Great Grandchild. Graveside service will be Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at Fort Bliss National Cemetery with full military honors. Directed by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 Carolina Drive. 598-3332.

Fernando Quintero, 18, passed away Sunday November 25, 2001. He was a lifelong resident of El Paso and a student at Americas High School. He is survived by his mother Sandra Quintero and his father Fernando Quintero. His brother Alejandro Cazares, his sisters Sandra Piseno, Africa Armendariz, and Brittany Quintero, his grandparents Maria De Jesus Garcia De Zavala, Eufemio Zavala, Rita Ortiz De Quintero and Abel Quintero. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Visitation was Monday November 26, 2001 from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM at Mt. Carmel Funeral Home Chapel. There will be a funeral service at 10:00 AM Tuesday November 27, 2001 at Mt Carmel Funeral Home Chapel. Interment at Evergreen East Cemetery. Pallbearers are Hector Herrera, Jorge Zavala, Gerardo Zavala, Robert Piseno, Ramon Armendariz, and Luis Ortega.

Paulina L. Romero, 81, passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2001. She is survived by her son: Jesus L. Romero, daughter: Sara R. Morales, grandchildren: Isela Romero, Jose Morales II, Karina Romero & Paulina J. Morales. Visitation will be on Wednesday, November 28, 2001 from 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Santa Lucia Catholic Church with a rosary at 7:00 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2001 at 1:30 P.M. at Santa Lucia Catholic Church. Burial will take place at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

JANE A. SIMON, 51, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2001. She had been a lifelong resident of El Paso and was a teacher at Crockett Elementary School. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church. Survivors include her parents Marcus & Florence Simon; sister Vickie Kidd; brothers Mark Simon & William Simon; niece Heather Patten. Memorial services will be held Wednesday 4:30 P.M. at Asbury United Methodist Church, 3500 Pershing Drive, with Pastor Glenn Thyrion officiating.

EVALYN L. SLAUGHTER, 84, passed from her earthly life into the Lord's hands on Saturday, November 24, 2001. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, William J. Slaughter. She was a devoted wife and loving mother, taking an ever- active role in the lives of her children as a Girl Scout troop leader, Cub Scout den mother and roommother for many years. She also volunteered as a vision screener in the E.P. school district and enjoyed her years as a volunteer at Thomason General Hospital gift shop. She will be missed and remembered lovingly by her sisters of the Gamma Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, of which she was a member for almost 50 years and was a past President. She was also a member of Desert View United Church of Christ. Mrs. Slaughter is survived by her son Rod Slaughter and wife Toni of Phoenix, Arizona, daughter Carol Entsminger and husband David of El Paso, brother Calvin Thomas and wife Ginger of Ft. Scott, Kansas, grandchildren Thomas and Audrey Jo Entsminger, Kelly Slaughter and wife Andrea, Kim Wood and husband Scott, Kerri Freeman and husband Chris and five great grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Operation School Bell through the Assistance League of El Paso, 2728 E. Yandell, El Paso, Texas 79930 or to the Desert View United Church of Christ 11160 Montwood, El Paso, Texas 79936. Mrs. Slaughter's family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Abraham Gonzalez, Dr. John Tune, and especially Dr. Fred Ekery for their special care. Also praise, love, and appreciation is expressed to our angel in disguise, Catalina. Funeral Service will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Desert View United Church of Christ. Cremation Services will follow. Directed by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME - CAROLINA. 1060 Carolina Drive. 598-3332.

WARREN S. WIEST, 78, passed away Friday, November 23, 2001 in El Paso. He was a resident of El Paso for 13 years and was a member of the Catholic Church. Mr. Weist was a retired employee for the Bank of California. He is survived by his wife Maria Del Carmen Wiest. Nephew, Phillip Schelecht. Brother-in-law, Richard Schelecht and 7 other brothers-in-law. Several nieces and nephews. Visitation was held Monday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home - Doniphan Chapel. Recitation of the Rosary was held Monday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be John Brownley, Jose Blanco, Raymond Snare, John Donavan, Ricardo Cabrera and Don Ding. Cremation services will follow. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME - DONIPHAN. 5054 DONIPHAN DR. 587-0202.

VANESA MARIE CANCELLARE BURGOS, born July 4, 1971 passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2001 after a brief illness. She was a lifelong resident of El Paso. She was preceded in death by her husband Jaime Burgos. She is survived by her three children Travis Dillan 11, Austin Joel 8, and Hailey Chanse 4 and by her mother Marlys Cancellare. Visitation will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home - Carolina. Funeral Service will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Interment will be private. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME - CAROLINA. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598-3332 

AURORA GLORIA DYE, 74, passed away Friday, November 23, 2001 in El Paso. She was a lifelong resident of El Paso and was a member of the Catholic Church. Mrs. Dye was a retired nurse. She is survived by her husband, Robert Dye. Son, Manuel M. Dye. 2 Grandchildren. Brothers, Louis Garcia and Juan Garcia. Sisters, Everacia Connel and Elvira Najera. 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 11:30 a.m. at St. Raphael Catholic Church. Members of the family will serve as pallbearers. Interment will be in Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Arrangements HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME - CAROLINA. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598-3332 

MRS. KATHERINE (Kitty) LOVE, born Katherine Syznal in Webster, Mass. on Feb. 19, 1915, died in Atlanta on Sunday, November 25, 2001. She was the widow of the late John Joseph Love, and lived for many years in El Paso, Tex., before moving to the Atlanta area. She is survived by her two sons, Peter Love of Long Beach, NY, John J. Love of Ft. Worth, Tex.; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Frank Bell of Decatur, GA; grandchildren, Lisa Love, Angela Nowak, Tara Love, Katherine Bell, Allison Bell; and four great grandchildren. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, November 27, at 11:00 am in the chapel of A.S. Turner & Sons. Father John Vessels, S.J. will officiate. Interment will be in Rest Lawn Memorial Park in El Paso, Tex. Those desiring may send contributions to Mercy Mobile Health Care, 60 11th Street, NE; Atlanta, GA 30309. Arrangements by A.S. Turner & Sons, Decatur, Georgia, (404) 292-1551

JOSE ANTONIO RAMOS, 54, passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2001. He is survived by his wife: Maria Isabel Ramos, son: Jose A. Ramos, Jr., daughters: Evangelina D. Ramos, Alejandra Ramos, daughter-in- law: Dolores L. Ramos, grandchild: Jose A. Ramos, III, brothers: Felipe Ramos, Roberto Ramos, sisters: Micaela Escalante, Carmela Velasquez, Concepcion Compean, Guadalupe Moreno. Visitation will be on Monday, November 26, 2001 from 4:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Martin Funeral Home East Chapel with a Rosary at 7:00 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, November 27, 2001 at 9:00 A.M. at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Burial will take place at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. 

HIRAM H. GRIFFITH, 91, passed away Friday, November 23, 2001. Resident of El Paso, Texas for the past 50 years. U.S. Army Veteran of WWII. Mr. Griffith retired after many years of service with Leonard Goodman Agency. A member of the El Paso Association of Life Underwriters, was very active in the foundation of the Cancer Treatment Center of El Paso. Preceded in death by wife Margaretta Griffith. Survived by son Gary Groesbeck of Sonora, CA., step- daughter Antoinette Turner of Salem, NM, Granddaughters Kendra Groesbeck, Sonora, CA, Cynthia Shewmake Salem, NM. Graveside Service will be at 1:00p.m. on November 28, 2001 at Ft. Bliss National. Burial will be at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery with Military Honors. 

ISABEL C. RIVAS, passed away on Friday, November 23, 2001. Preceded in death by husband Roberto Rivas, Sr. She is survived by her son Roberto Rivas and wife Olga, grandchildren: Liz Aguilera, Bobbie Rascon, Dallas, TX, Nancy Rivas, Robert Rivas, great grandchildren: Daniel Holguin, Jr., Jaclyn Rivas, Nicole Garibay, Zachariah Garibay, Danielle Rascon, sister: Concha C. Milam, several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be on Monday, November 26, 2001 from 4:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Martin Funeral Home Central with a Rosary at 7:00 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday, November 27, 2001 at 9:30 A.M. at St. Raphael's Catholic Church Pallbearers will be Robert Rivas, Daniel Holguin, Jr., Richard Rascon, Ruben Villagran, Jose Holguin, and Dr. Daniel Tarin. Burial will take place at Concordia Cemetery.


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