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MARY JEAN BRAND passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2001. Mary Jean Brand was born in Mc Addo, Pennsylvania to the late Joseph and Susan Koren. She came to El Paso as a U.S. Army Second Lieutenant and continued her work as a nurse at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. She is survived by her sons Michael E. Brand and Larry W. Brand; and daughter Kathryn E. Dickerson; 5 grandchildren; sisters Renie Kokowki, Elaine Solvino, and Joan Wilt. Visitation and rosary was held on Thursday, November 29, 2001 at Sunset Funeral Home - West located at 480 N. Resler. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, November 30, 2001 at 9:30 A.M. at Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Followed by the interment at Fort Bliss National Cemetery with military honors. Arrangements entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home - West. 

DANNY CALK, 43, passed away on November 27, 2001 and was a lifelong resident of El Paso, Texas. He worked at Silverton Construction Co. and is survived by his mother and stepfather, Pearl and Tom Durham; fiancee, Amy Workman; son, Casey and daughter, Courtney; sisters Judy Gist and Margaret Polulak and husband Glen; 3 nieces and 3 nephews. Memorial service will be at 2 pm at Scotsdale Baptist Church on Friday, November 30th. Viewing begins at 12 noon. 

Francisco Ceniceros, 77, widow, passed away in California. Survived by daughters, Micaela Torres, Jessie Tirres, Rosalia Jones, sons, Raymundo, Frankie (deceased), 15 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild. Services at La Paz Funeral Home and burial at Evergreen Cemetery (Alameda) on Friday at 1 pm. 

RAUL D. ERIVEZ, 60, passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2001, born in Gomez Farias Chihuahua, Mexico. He was an El Paso resident for 48 years. Mr. Erivez worked for Asarco Refinery as a sample cutter and for the past 6 years he worked for Russell Transport. He is survived by his wife of 38 years Adelina, children, Grace Erivez, Orlando & wife Veronica Erivez, Sonia E. Erivez and Raul A. Erivez, two grandchildren, Alexandro E. Sias and Andres J. Erivez, three sisters, Antonia Monge, Gloria Fierro, and Josefina Gomez and four brothers, Marcelino, Salvador, Arturo and Manuel Erivez. Mr. Erivez will lie in state on Friday, November 30, 2001 at 11:00 A.M. at Restlawn Funeral Home, 4848 Alps. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 30, 2001 at 12:00 P.M. Burial will be at Evergreen East Cemetery. 

AURORA GARCIA, 99, passed away Monday, November 26, 2001. Longtime resident of El Paso, Texas. Mrs. Garcia was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church. Preceded in death by husband Higino Garcia. She is survived by daughters Corina G. Pino and Herlinda G. Mellado, son Edmundo H. Garcia. Grandchildren are Faustino Pino Jr., Corina Miller, Bertha Guadarama and Sandra Jarvis. She also has numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 30, 2001 at Martin Funeral Home Central. Rosary service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2001 at Martin Chapel. Graveside Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, November 1, 2001 at Mt. Carmel Cemetery 1755 N. Zaragoza.

Gladys M. Messer, 96, passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001. She had been a resident of El Paso for 42 years, and a resident of Grants Pass, Oregon for the last 2 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in El Paso. Preceded in death by her husband, Lester W. Messer. Survived by her son, Ron Messer of Phoenix, a daughter, Wanda Moreland of El Paso, a daughter Glenda Cooper of Grants Pass, Oregon, 6 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters Jean Batson and Gertrude Ferguson of Fort Worth, Texas. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 P.M. Friday, November 30, 2001, at Restlawn Funeral Home Chapel, 4848 Alps. Graveside services will be on Saturday December 1, 2001, at 1:00 P.M. at Restlawn. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that you donate to your favorite charity.

DAVID MORALES, 80, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2001. Mr. Morales owned and operated a tortilla factory in Anthony, New Mexico. He was an active member of St. Anthony Catholic Church. Preceded in death by his wife, Celestina Morales, three sisters and one brother. Survived by his sister Juana Morales, numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Friday, November 30, 2001 from 3:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. at Martin Funeral Home West, and from 6:30 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at St. Anthony Catholic Church where a rosary will begin at 7:00 P.M. Funeral mass will be held Saturday, December 1, 2001 at 12:00 P.M. at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Fr. Tom Devine officiating. Pallbearers will be Rafael Morales, Jesus Manuel Pinera, Sergio Gonzalez, Jesus Manuel Morales, Ines Morales, and Robert Lozano. Interment will follow at Anthony Cemetery.

ORLANDO PARRA, 21, passed away Nov. 28, 2001. He was a telemarketer for MCI. A lifetime Fabens resident and a graduate of Montwood High School. He is survived by his wife; Vanessa and 1 son Christian Brian Parra. Mother and father Elvia and Robert Orona, 1 brother Mark Antony Parra and grandmothers Maria Quintanilla and Maria Rojas. Rosary service 6:00 P.M. Friday at St. Rita Catholic Church where the funeral mass will be at 1:30 P.M. Saturday. Interment in Fabens Catholic Cemetery. Directed by Hampton Valley Mortuary.

Laurene E. Sperberg passed away at 9:30 P.M., November 27, 2001 at a local hospital. She was the loving wife of Gordon W. Sperberg also of El Paso. Mrs. Sperberg was born in Lily, Wisconsin, on August 23rd, 1925 and resided in El Paso since 1984. She was an active member of Ascension Lutheran Church serving in a number of positions including the Parish Choir and the Church Secretary. She was also an active member of the volunteer staff at Hospice of El Paso where everyone with whom she worked and served loved her. Laurene was a loving wife for 52 years and made her home a true heaven on earth. She has now made her permanent home with her Savior Jesus Christ in heaven. Loving mother of two sons, Jonathan and wife Sharon of Gilbert, Arizona, Mark and wife Linda of Orlando, Florida and one daughter, Marcia and husband Charles Louis of Norwalk, Connecticut. She was a loving grandmother of two grandsons, Jonathan Gordon II of Florence, Arizona and Samuel Gordon of San Diego, California. Visitation will be held Friday, November 30, 2001 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Martin Funeral Home West. Funeral service will be held Saturday, December 1, 2001 at 2:00 P.M. at Ascension Lutheran Church, Pastor James Dunn officiating. Graveside service will be held Monday, December 3, 2002 at 1:00 P.M. at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery.

Aubrey L. Poss, Sr., age 83, passed away Friday, November 30, 2001 in San Antonio, TX. He was born in Madisonville, TX on March 6, 1918 as the youngest of eight children, having seven older sisters. He was married in Carlsbad, NM on July 2, 1938 and began driving his own truck in the late 40's. After building a successful career in trucking, he retired in 1976, leaving his three sons and a son-in-law in charge of the family business. The third-generation business is being run today by four of his grandchildren. After retiring, he spent much of his time traveling, fishing, and enjoying life with his wife and friends. He and Margaret were longtime members of the Baptist Church. He was a loving and caring father who could always brighten a room with his wonderful sense of humor and sharp wit. He was loved by many and will be forever remembered. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Margaret Burke Poss; his eight children, Audrey Baker, Barbara Shaw, Joe Poss, Janet Prochnow, Aubrey L. Poss, Jr., Frances Boren, Patsy Ward, and Jerry Poss; his 19 grandchildren; his 28 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives. SERVICE TUESDAY, 10:00 A.M. PORTER LORING NORTH CHAPEL Interment to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in the guest book at www.porterloring.com by selecting the Sign and View Family Guestbook icon. Arrangements with PORTER LORING MORTUARY NORTH 2102 NORTH LOOP 1604 EAST SAN ANTONIO, TX 78232 - 210-495-8221 

SSG. ANIBAL RODRIGUEZ, U.S. ARMY RETIRED, 76, passed away Thursday, November 28, 2001. He had served 28 years in the U.S. Army and then worked with the Civil Service for 10 years. Survivors include his wife Herminia Rodriguez, sons, Jose Anibal Rodriguez, Gregory Rodriguez, John David Rodriguez, Daniel Rodriguez, daughters, Eneida Rodriguez, Lisa Rodriguez, Venus Rodriguez, 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, sisters Ana Rodriguez and Amalia Diaz. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. on Sunday December 2, 2001 and prayer service will also be held on Sunday at 7 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home Northeast, located at 4631 Hondo Pass. Funeral Service will be on Monday, December 3, 2001 at 12:30 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home Northeast. Chaplain Ray Lopez will officiate. Interment will be at Fort Bliss National Cemetery with full Military Honors. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of El Paso at 3901 North Mesa, El Paso Texas 79902. 

JOSE M. GAMBOA, "El Kitty", 82, passed away Wednesday November 28, 2001 peacefully at his home. He was a longtime resident of El Paso and a member of the Catholic Church. Mr. Gamboa was a retired employee after 25 years with the City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department. He was instrumental in setting up Sleepy City and other Christmas decorations in the town of El Paso. He was preceded in death by his wife, Juana M. Gamboa. He is survived by son, Jose Alfredo Gamboa, daughters, Lupe, Alicia, Sylvia, Lydia, Elizabeth, Leonor and Rosa Gamboa. 16 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Brothers, Henry, Mundo, David, Carlos, Lalo, Ramiro and Nicholas Gamboa, sisters, Antonia Gamboa and Marcos Bejarano. Visitation will be Monday from 2 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 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be sons & daughters. Interment will be in Memory Gardens of the Valley, Santa Teresa, NM. Directed by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME CAROLINA. 1060 Carolina Drive 

Paul Emery Covey, 66, passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2001. He was a resident of El Paso since 1957 and was a member of the Catholic Church. Paul was a retired Msgt who served proudly in the U.S. Army in the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War before retiring with 26 years of service. Paul was a 3rd and 4th Degree Knight and also a Past Grand Knight with The Knights of Columbus Council 2592 and was a former Master of the 5th District of Texas. He is precededin death by his daughter, Teresa Covey and is survived by his wife of 42 years, Alicia Covey; son, Paul A. Covey; daughter, Anne F. Covey; grandchildren, Tara M. Covey and Tess D. Covey; brother, Ronald Covey and sister, Lynda Deveraux. Visitation will be on Sunday, December 2, 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. Funeral mass will be on Monday, December 3, 2001 at 9:00 A.M. at Guardian Angel Catholic Church. Knights of Columbus to serve as pallbearers. Interment at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery with full military honors. 

CAPTAIN JAMES GORDON MASON USN (Ret), 85, died Tuesday, November 27, 2001. Dr. Mason was a resident of El Paso for 30 years. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club, Emeritus Professor at UTEP, inductee of the El Paso Athletic Hall of Fame, and recognized world wide as the founder of Sports Admistration. Held an Ed.D. from Columbia University. Dr. Mason also served on the Faculties of Baylor University, University of Miami, Ohio University, and UTEP. He was the author of many articles and two textbooks. Dr. Mason led a productive life. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Frances Z. Mason, daughters Jan Getz and her husband John, Nancy Moredock and her husband Randy, and granddaughters Anne and Juli. Memorial service will be held Monday, December 3, 2001 at 11:00 A.M. at University Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the James G. Mason Endowed Excellence Fund, UTEP Institutional Advancement Office, 1100 North Stanton, Suite 201, El Paso, Texas 79902. 

ELISA GONZALES DE LeBRETON, 96, passed away Friday, November 30, 2001. Born in Meogui, Chihuahua, Mx. July 17, 1905. Widow of George F. LeBreton, longtime El Paso resident and grandson of El Paso, San Elizario Pioneer J.M. Lujan. Preceded by her daughter Yolanda de la Llave de Alvidrez. Survived by sons George A. LeBreton of El Paso, Tx; and Charles Victor LeBreton of West Hills, CA; 6 grandchildren Veronica Alvidrez de Zesatti, Patsy and Alma Alvidrez, Christopher and Simon LeBreton and Lisa Nabours, 12 great grandchildren and 17 great great grandchildren. Rosary Service will be Monday, December 3, 2001 at 6:30 PM at Nazareth Hall. Funeral Service will be held at Nazareth Hall Tuesday, December 4, at 9:15 AM. Burial will be private. "We will remember her as forever young and forever beautiful." "Ever honest and sincere" 

BARBARA VAN DUZER COHEN, 82, passed away November 27, 2001 after a brief illness. An El Paso resident since 1958, she was born in Ithaca, New York. She was raised in Elmira, New York where she met her husband, Andy Cohen when he played baseball there. Andy died in 1988, and Cohen Stadium was named for him and his late brother Syd in 1990. An avid bridge player, Barbara was a member of the El Paso Women's Club and the D.A.R. She is survived by her son Hank Cohen at Los Angeles, daughters Marina Lee of El Paso and Cathy Souers of Las Vegas, grandchildren Mandy Souers, Andy Lee and Alix Lee, brother Bill Van Duzer, sister-in-law Eva Reznikov and several nieces and nephews, including El Pasoans, Dr. and Mrs. Neal Ross. Private burial services were held in New York. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Cancer Society. 

KATHRYN PIKANI BENHAM, 82, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2001 in Dallas. She was a 60 year resident of El Paso workining as a Harvey Girl during World War II, bookkeeper for husband's business "Johnny's Texaco", and homemaker. She is preceded in death by husband John D. Benham, 3 brothers and 2 sisters. She is survived by daughter Phyllis, many caring family members and friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her loving ways. Visitation will be Monday 4-7 p.m. at Kaster Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home Northeast Chapel 8817 Dyer. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church with 11:00 interment at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 610 Executive Blvd. #1010, Rockville, Maryland 20852. 

JAMES A. PICKENS, 60, passed away on November 28, 2001 in El Paso, TX. Mr. Pickens was born in Carlsbad, NM. He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Pickens. Sons, Robert Pickens and Brian Pickens. Daughter Michelle Pickens and Brother Tony Pickens. Visitation will be held, today, December 2, 2001 from 12 noon to 6 PM with a Funeral Service at 4PM at Sunset Funeral Home West, Chapel of Peace, located at 480 N. Resler. Interment will be held at a later date at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Services Entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home West. 

WILLIAM S. JAMES, 83, passed away on Friday, November 30, 2001. He was a long time resident of Louisville, Kentucky. At time of death, he was residing with his daughter and son-in-law in El Paso. He was the founder/operator of American Plastic Engravers of Louisville, KY for over 40 years, retiring in 1996. Mr. James is survived by his son Sheridan David James and Wife Shiela James, and his daughter Lois Nance and husband Dr. Vinson E. Nance. Funeral Service will be held in Louisville, Kentucky at a later date. In lieu of flowers, family requests that memorial contributions may be made to Hospice. 

ALICE L. MORA, 86, passed away on November 27, 2001 in El Paso, TX. Mrs. Mora was born in El Paso, TX. She is survived by her husband, E. Raul Mora. Son Raul Eduardo Mora L. and daughter Mary Alice Mora L., 6 grandchildren. A memorial Service was held on Saturday, December 1, 2001 at Sunset Funeral Home West, Chapel of Peace. Services Entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home West. 

HOMER JACKSON OVERTON, born February 9, 1927, died suddenly, December 9, 2001, of a cerebral hemmorage. He was born in El Paso, Texas, son of Charles and Helen McCombs Overton. Mr. Overton was retired from the Texas Water Development Board. He greatly enjoyed wood working and was truly a "wood smith". He was involved in the Helping Hands of Dripping Springs, the Friends of the Austin Public Library, and the Useful Wild Plants of Texas project. Mr. Overton is survived by his wife of 49 years Jo Overton; son Jeff Overton and wife Becky of Buda; son Stuart Overton and wife Carole of Aiken, South Carolina; son Steve Overton and wife Sharon of Hector, Arkansas; son Mike Overton of Austin; sisters Lilian Sublett, Claire Nail, and Mary Bennett and husband David, all of El Paso; also seven grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and many dear friends. Mr. Overton was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and two sisters. A celebration of Mr. Overton's life will be held from 3:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. on Saturday, December 15, 2001 at The Living Faith Baptist Church, 1007 W. Dittmar, #441-7950. Please bring your favorite memories and stories. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the organizations he assisted above or to a charity of one's choice. Helping Hands, P.O. Box 804, Dripping Springs, TX 78620, Friends of APL, P.O. Box 2287, Austin, TX 78768 and Useful Wild Plants, 2612 Sweeney Lane, Austin, TX 78723. Arrangements by Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 6300 West William Cannon Dr., Austin, TX 78749 (512) 892-1172.

ELLA MANIGOLD was born in El Paso, Texas on August 14, 1913 and died on December 8, 2001 in League City, Texas. She was the daughter of James Barratt and Leona Rose Barratt. Ella was a lifelong resident of El Paso, attended Austin High School and was in the first graduating class. She was married on November 16, 1934 to Fay Brabson Manigold. Mrs. Manigold was a member of Tigua Baptist Church, the Women's Missionary Union and a beloved Sunday School teacher for over 50 years. Ella was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brothers, James, Tommy and Richard Barratt and sister, Elva Barratt Wilson. She is survived by her brother John Barratt of El Paso. Ella was a devoted mother of eight children and a loving grandmother. She is survived by her children: Douglas Manigold of Longmont, Colorado, Edward Manigold of Spicewood, Texas, Robert Manigold of Brownwood, Texas, Walter Manigold of Kirksville, Missouri, Patricia Manigold of League City, Texas. John Manigold of Houston, Texas, Frank Manigold of League City, Texas and Jessica Manigold of Odessa, Texas. She is survived by 15 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Visitation was held on Tuesday, December 11, 2001 from 4:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Martin Funeral Home East. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 1:00 P.M. at Martin Funeral Home East Chapel. Burial will take place at Restlawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Jo Ann Villaret, was born in Hubbard, Oregon on January 11, 1932 and spent most of her childhood in Woodburn, OR. In 1947 she traveled to Japan with her family (her father was stationed there with the U.S. Army), and attended Yokohama High School. She attended Colorado College in Colorado Springs. She was married to then Lt. Gustave Villaret III on February 12, 1952. They had many assignments in Europe and the United States. Mrs. Villaret is survived by her husband LTC Ret. Gustave Villaret III, four children, MAJ Ret. Gustave Villaret IV of Corvalis, OR, MAJ Ret. Gregory O. Villaret of San Antonio, TX., Marguerite V. Dean of Copperas Cove, TX. and Dr. Doulgas B. Villaret of Gainesville, FL. 10 Grandchildren and sister, Mrs. Virginia Cook of Annandale, VA. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home - Carolina. Recitation of the Rosary will be Thursday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Ft. Bliss Chapel #2. Members of the family will serve as Pallbearers. Interment will be in Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Directed by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 Carolina Drive. 598-3332.

DOLORES (LOLA) BARRAZA, 65, born in Albuquerque, N.M., went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 8, 2001. Her legacy is simple and powerful. Do not measure your success in life by where you live or what you drive but by how you love and how much you help others. She taught us from an early age that you should feed and clothe whoever needs it. She helped the destitute in Juarez for more than 35 years. Everyone called her Hermana Lola. She also leaves a legacy of faith. "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." Matt. 5:4. Her heart and love of Christ was evident through her actions. She was a faithful servant of Our Lord Jesus Christ and lived a God kind of life. She will be missed but when she arrived home, her father surely said "Well done my good and faithful servant." Matt. 25:21. She is survived by her husband, Manuel Barraza, her daughters, Sally Louise Mena and husband Joe and Irene Barraza; her sons, Manuel Joseph Barraza and wife Lourdes, Lorenzo Barraza, Nicolas Barraza and wife Lupe, John William Barraza and wife Adriana and Paul Barraza; 10 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. Funeral Service will be Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at Hillcrest Chapel with Pastors Charlie Alvarado, A.L.F.C. and Steve Ulibarri F.W.C. officiating. Interment will be in Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. Directed by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME - CAROLINA. 1060 Carolina Drive. 598-3332.

NORMA LINDA RIVAS, 47, passed away Sunday, December 9, 2001 in a local hospital. Resident of El Paso, Texas. Linda was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and was a Branch Manager for the El Paso County Tax Office for over 12 years. Preceded in death by mother Norma Leasure and brother John Leasure Jr. Survived by father John Leasure, husband Eduardo Rivas, son Edward R. Rivas, daughter Yzaela L. Rivas, brothers Bill Leasure, Alan Leasure and Michael Leasure. Linda will lie in state Wednesday, December 12, 2001 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Central. Rosary Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at Martin Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 13, 2001 at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Alan Leasure, Bill leasure, John Leasure, Armando Chapa, Eduardo Rivas and Robert Johnston. We will always have your great joyous smile in our hearts. We will miss you greatly.

MIGUEL L. SAPIEN, 87, passed away Sunday, December 9, 2001. He was a lifelong resident of Canutillo, Texas and a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. Mr. Sapien was a plumber with Thermodyne and T.N. O'Kelley. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Ramona Sapien. Survived by his sons Federico Sapien and his wife Hermelinda, Francisco Sapien and his wife Aurora, Miguel Sapien, Jr., and his wife Margarita, and Juan Sapien and his wife Martha, daughters Delia Olivas and her husband Pedro, Gloria Sapien and her husband Manuel Ramos, sister Ester Tovar, 27 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Visitation will be held Thursday, December 13, 2001 from 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Martin Funeral Home West, where Rosary will begin at 7:00 P.M. Funeral Mass will be held Friday, December 14, 2001 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, in Canutillo, Tx., Fr. Jose Velasquez officiating. Interment will follow at Canutillo Cemetery.

Maria T. Hernandez, 84, passed away on Monday, December 10th, 2001. She was a longtime resident of El Paso and a member of the Father Rahm Senior Citizen Hall. She is survived by her sons, Antonio and Alfonso Tavarez, daughters, Alicia Rojas, Raquel Bustamante, Juanita Thompson, Graciela Muncy, Maria Elena Rivera, and Lucy Klein, many grandchildren, many great grandchildren, one cousin, Catalina Jaquez of California and one niece, Socorro Hernandez of Leon GTO/Mexico. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 13th from 4:00 P.M. to 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 Friday, December 14th at 1:00 P.M. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will take place at Evergreen-Alameda. 

Mr. Manuel Rivera, 64, passed away Monday, December 10, 2001 in a local hospital. He was a longtime resident of El Paso and a member of the Catholic Church. Mr. Rivera was the owner of a Taxi Cab Company. He is survived by his wife, Rosa Maria Rivera. Sons, Jaime Rivera, Robby Rivera and Manny Rivera. Daughters, Rosie Hernandez, Irma Dreier, Mary Lerma, Hilda Guzman and Rebecca Rivera. 10 Grandchildren. Brothers, Candelario Rivera and Martin Silvestre Rivera. 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 1 p.m. at Little Flower Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Manny Rivera, Jaime Rivera, Robby Rivera, Felipe Guzman, Rick Hernandez, Jerry Lerma, David Dreier and Roberto Aldana. Honorary Pallbearers will be Manuel Bernal, Candelario Rivera and Sylvestre Rivera. Interment will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Directed by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 Carolina Drive. 598-3332


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