Miscellaneous Santa Fe County, New Mexico Obituaries


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Dolores "Goo Goo" Digneo Quintana, age 84, of Santa Fe, passed away Friday, September 15, 2000. She was preceded in death by her husband, Guadalupe Quintana, parents, Carlos and Magdalena Delgado Digneo and brother, Ernest Digneo. Mrs. Quintana was a member of St. Francis Cathedral where her father assisted in the building of the Cathedral. She is survived by her loving family, her two sons, Bernard Quintana and wife Connie, Robert Quintana and her daughter Merici Anna Schoenberger; her sister: Angie Mignardot and husband Tony; grandchildren: Carolyn Quintana Lucero and husband David, Gregory Quintana and wife Monica, Cory Scott Schoenberger; great- grandchildren: Valerie Lucero, Jasmine Lucero, Davidluke Brendan Lucero, Samantha Quintana and Michael Quintana. Memorial contributions may be directed to Alzheimers Association, New Mexico Chapter, phone # 1-800-777-8155. Visitation will begin on Monday, September 18, at 5:00 p.m. at Berardinelli Family Chapel where a Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 19, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis Cathedral. Interment will follow at Rosario Cemetery.

Piers Gordon Yates passed away September 15, 2000. He was born July 11, 1933 in England. After serving in the British Army in Egypt, Gordon became a civil engineer and spent many years working in England and Africa on various construction projects. Gordon moved to the United States in 1976 and lived thereafter in the San Francisco Bay Area, in the San Diego area, in Alamos, Sonora, Mexico, and in Santa Fe. Gordon loved soccer and volunteered his time as a youth soccer referee. He was a gregarious individual who made friends quickly and lived life to its fullest. Gordon will be remembered fondly by his many friends and family. Gordon is survived by his loving companion, Suzanne Chartrand; son Christopher Yates and daughter-in-law Susan Yates; daughter Samantha Francois and son-in-law Matthew Francois; grandchildren Natalie and Thomas Yates; Luis Eric Santaella, his wife Noemi Santaella and daughter, Ana Isabel Santaella; René Santaella; and Suzy Santaella. Cremation has taken place. Private memorial services will be held in Santa Fe and Alamos, Sonora, Mexico. Memorial contributions may be made in Gordon's name to the charity of your choice.

Sidney W. Hayter, age 81, died at his Los Alamos home on Wednesday, September 13, 2000, following a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Florence Hayter; brotherS, Fred and Walter; and sisters, Louise and Eunice. Mr. Hayter was born in 1919 in Newport, Monmouthshire, England. He married his wife, Ursula, on September 27, 1957. Mr. Hayter had been employed at Los Alamos National Laboratory since 1947. He was a member of the technical staff of the Chemistry and Metallurgical Division. His work consisted primarily of the development of procedures for the recovery of uranium, plutonium, and americium from various processing residues. Most importantly, he was a family man who loved to garden and enjoyed electronics, cooking and carpentry. He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 43 years, Ursula of Los Alamos; daughter, Janet Linde and husband Paul of Albuquerque; and grandchildren: Sean, Trevor and Alix Linde, all of Albuquerque.

Isabelle Ortega, age 74, of Tesuque, died at home on Tuesday, September 12, 2000, following a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Ortega, Sr.; parents, Canuto and Maria Lobato; and several brothers and sisters. Mrs. Ortega married Benjamin Ortega in 1946 at Cristo Rey Catholic Church and they celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary prior to his death in 1998. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Parish. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be greatly missed. She is survived by her loving family: children, Ben Ortega, Jr. and wife Evelyn, Agnes Le Rouge, all of Santa Fe, Jerry Ortega and wife Noriko of Dallas, TX, Mike Ortega and wife Anna, Irene Mancha and husband Gilardo, Barbara Lowe and husband Pat, Peter Ortega, Magdalena Ortega, Louisa Alvarez and husband David, all of Santa Fe; 28 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by special and beloved sister, Cecelia Griego; sisters: Christine Quintana, Sarah Howland, Virginia Portillo, Dolores Lobato and Priscilla Lobato; brothers, Canuto Lobato, Jr., Steve Lobato and Tony Lobato; and numerous, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Services were held September 13 and 14, 2000. Interment followed at Santa Fe National Cemetery.

Gertrude B. Cruz, age 92, passed away August 24, 2000. She was born in Roy, NM, but grew up and spent most of her adult life in Mora. Gertrude was a homemaker but had many outside interests, especially her love of the outdoors, she loved her camping and fishing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernardo F. Cruz; her sons, Ralph A. and Albert R. Cruz; her parents, Luis Branch and Francisquita Martinez; sisters, Rosalie E. Branch and Adela B. Maestas; brothers, Ralph Branch, Alex Branch, Richard Branch, Octaviano and Ricardo Branch; and twin grandsons, Lloyd and Floyd Cruz. She is survived by her daughter, Frances M. Moya and husband Guadalupe; son, Barney F. Cruz, Jr. and wife Terry; daughters-in-law, Harvey Linda Cruz and Patricia Cruz. She is also survived by nine grandchildren: Margaret Beckman, Anita Martinez, Raymond Moya, Roselyn Turner, Patricia Cruz, Barney Cruz III, Richard Cruz, Albert Cruz and John Cruz; 13 great grandchildren: Randy, Ryan, Kristi, Carrie, Joslyn, Alyssa, Marisa, Kalina, Barney IV, Ann, Katherine, Zachary and Chloe; and many nieces, nephews, and numerous friends, both in the Mora Valley and Santa Fe where she spent her winters. Cremation has taken place. Services were held September 15 and 16, 2000. Interment followed at Cleveland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to a charity of your choice or The Hospice Center, 1400 Chama Ave., Santa Fe, NM 87505-3372.

Victor A. Gallegos, age 75, of Santa Fe, died on Sunday, September 10, 2000. He was preceded in death by his mother, Onofre Montoya Gallegos; his father, Victor Gallegos; and sons, Roy, Lorenzo and Ernesto Gallegos. Mr. Gallegos was born in El Potrero. He married his wife, Margarita, in 1943 in Santa Fe. He was employed in Los Alamos as a builder. He also worked building the Abiquiu Dam, on various buildings in Albuquerque, with Del Bellamah, and Allen Stamm in Santa Fe, and later as an independent contractor. In his younger years he loved to play golf. He loved his grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them. He loved to go camping and fishing, and he loved to listen to Spanish music. He was a member of Cristo Rey Catholic Parish, La Union Protectiva, and the Carpenter's Union. Mr. Gallegos is survived by his beloved wife, Margarita, of Santa Fe; his loving children: George Gallegos and wife Olga, Lourdes G. Padilla, Frances Gallegos, Rudy Gallegos and wife Theresa, all of Santa Fe, Victor Gallegos, Jr. and wife Karen of Jaconita, Lisa Baca and husband Richard of Alamogordo, Debbie Salazar and husband Harold of Velarde, and Angela Gallegos of Phoenix, AZ; 29 grandchildren; and 18 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers, Abran Gallegos and wife Erlinda of Santa Fe and Joe Montoya of Albuquerque; sisters, Flora Rivera and Tony of Santa Fe and Mela Every and husband Bill of Albuquerque; brothers-in-law: Frank Martinez, Fortino Martinez, Berabe Martinez and wife Lourdes, Richard Martinez and wife Aurora, all of Santa Fe; sisters-in-law, Adelina Padilla of Albuquerque and Tina Otero and husband Fidel of Santa Fe; and many other relatives and friends. Services were held September 12 and 13, 2000. Interment followed at Rosario Cemetery.

Phylis Lee Parker, age 60, died in Albuquerque, on Friday, September 8, 2000. Mrs. Parker was born August 4, 1940, in Devine, TX, to Ruby Bullard and Clyde Bullard of San Antonio, TX. She married Troy H. Parker in Seguin, TX, on November 25, 1957. She was a computer teacher from 1982-2000 with the Ruidoso Public School System. She was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her loving husband of nearly 43 years, Troy Parker; her beloved children: Patricia and Kenneth Raborn, Pamela Parker, Mr. & Mrs. Troy Dale Parker, and René Parker. She is also survived by seven grandchildren Serena, Wesley, Tasha, Heather, Keith, Cody, Colton; sisters, JoAnn Reininger and Eulla Krueger; and brothers: Douglas Bullard, Robert Bullard, Wayne Bullard, and Jesse Bullard. Services were held September 10 and 11, 2000. Interment followed at Santa Fe National Cemetery.

Charles P. Sandoval, age 46, of Santa Fe, died on Saturday, August 26, 2000. He was preceded in death by his father, Jose Luis Sandoval; brother, Ralph Sandoval; and sister, Geraldine Sandoval. Charles was born July 3, 1954, to Jose Luis and Angie Sandoval. He was a loving father and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He loved cars and was a member of St. Anne Catholic Parish. He is survived by his mother, Angie Sandoval of Albuquerque; grandmother, Sophie Quintana of Santa Fe; children: Carlos Sandoval and wife Delilah, Phillip Sandoval, and Amy Sandoval, all of Albuquerque; grandchildren: Gabrielle Sandoval, Xavier Sandoval and Savana Sandoval; former wife, Susie Kingsbury; special friend, Frances Rodriguez; brothers: Joe Louie Sandoval of Santa Fe, Christopher Sandoval of Albuquerque, Raymond Sandoval of Espanola, Donald Theragood of Santa Fe, and George Theragood of Espanola; sisters, Anna Sandoval of Los Angeles, CA, Maria Mirabel, Cathy Ramos, and Eileen Sandoval, all of Albuquerque; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends. Services were held August 29 and 30, 2000. Interment followed at Santa Fe National Cemetery.

Bernie M. Lujan of Santa Fe, died peacefully on Thursday, August 24, 2000. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfredo Lujan; grandson, Ron Lujan; brothers, Estevan Martinez and Biterbo Martinez; and sisters, Sotera Martinez and Ercilia Gonzales. Mrs. Lujan was born on August 12, 1915, in Chimayo, NM. During World War II she worked as a riveter for the naval shipyards. She was a homemaker and loving mother, who raised five sons. She loved to play bingo. She was a member of St. Anne Catholic Parish and La Union Protectiva Femenina #1. She is survived by her sons: Fred Lujan and wife Ruby, Patrick Lujan and Marie DuPree, Edward Lujan and wife Marcy, Richard Lujan and wife Dori, and David Lujan and wife Arleen, all of Santa Fe; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Corina Martinez and husband Malaquias of Chimayo and goddaughters; Margie Sanchez, Edna Perrington; and godson, Gilbert Romero. services were held August 27 and 28, 2000. Interment followed at Rosario Cemetery.

Tammy D. "Whitedove" Marquez, age 38, of Santa Fe, died on Thursday, August 24, 2000, at her home, after a courageous fight with cancer. She was preceded in death by her father, Max Avila; grandson, Isiaah Gonzales; and father-in-law, Manuel Marquez, Sr. Tammy was born in Santa Fe on September 10, 1961, to Max and Bee Avila. She married Patrick A. Marquez on July 14, 1999. She owned her own herb business and had previously worked at Wild Oats for several years. She was a talented musician and song writer, and a member of First Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Patrick A. Marquez of Santa Fe; daughter, Abrey R. Vigil of GA; mother, Bee Avila of Santa Fe; step-children: Patrick Christopher Marquez, his wife Mary and their child, Angelica; Chrystal Marquez, husband Joseph Gonzales and their children, Monica and Angelic; and Dorothy Marquez; brothers: Cy Avila and wife Lynda of GA, Jacob Avila and Jerry Avila, both of Santa Fe; mother-in-law, Victoria C. Marquez; sisters-in-law: Betty Gonzales, Maria Moreno and Gloria Morales; brothers-in-law: Manuel Marquez, Jr. and wife Helen; Frank Marquez and wife Delores; Juan Marquez; Max Marquez; and Tony Marquez; aunts, Helen Potter and husband Harold of NE and Fay Mares and husband Robert of Los Lunas; uncle, Frank Brewer of Mexico; and numerous other relatives and friends. A Memorial Service was conducted on August 28, 2000.

Mary (Marti) Landfair Baca, a Santa Fe resident since 1974, passed away quietly at home on Wednesday, August 23, 2000. Born to George Landfair and Mary Emma Jaap Landfair in Jackson, MS. Mary received her early schooling in Jackson and subsequently enrolled at Southern Methodist University (SMU), New Mexico State University and the Santa Fe Community College. She met her future husband, Joseph D. Baca, in Houston and the couple married on March 13, 1960, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Jackson, MS. Together they traveled through Central America and Southeast Asia, spending two years in the Philippines. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Mary leaves behind in addition to her husband, two daughters, Adele and Anja of Santa Fe; son, Mark, of Clearwater, FL; grandsons, Antonio and Joseph Anselmo; and granddaughter, Sara, all of Santa Fe. She is also survived by her sister, Sylvia of Santa Fe; brother, Donald of Jackson, MS; and a number of other relatives in New Mexico, Texas, Florida, Oregon and Mississippi. Mary, better known as Marti, loved all things New Mexican - the people, the cultures and the mountains. She made every effort to be a contributing resident of Santa Fe and other places where she and her family lived. She never met a stranger. For many years Marti was actively involved with El Rancho de las Golondrinas and the then struggling Greer Garson Theatre Guild. Services were held August 27 and 28, 2000. Interment followed at Santa Fe National Cemetery.

Vidal Santos Romero, age 22, of Santa Fe died on Wednesday, August 23, 2000. He was born to Bobby and Marie Romero on June 1, 1978. Vidal was a mechanic handyman. He was also a very kindhearted and caring person. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Nambe. He is survived by his parents, Bobby and Marie Romero of Nambe; brother, Robert; grandparents, Mariano and Inez Garcia and Jose Ramon and Frances Romero; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends. Services were held August 25 and 26, 2000. Interment followed at Nambe Cemetery.

Rosina LaBadie, age 82, a life long resident of Santa Fe, died on Tuesday, August 22, 2000, at El Castillo. She was preceded in death by her parents, Florencia and Jesus Maria LaBadie and an infant brother. Rosina was a residential student at Loretto Academy from the age of 7. Many of the girls she met while attending school there remained her life long friends. During World War II, she worked at the Boeing Aircraft Plant in Seattle, WA, with her parents. She had also worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory; in South America for the Federal Government; and with the Secretary of State in New Mexico. She loved good friends who shared her wonderful sense of humor and she enjoyed many adventures and travels. She was a life long member of St. Francis Cathedral Parish. Rosina was also a member of Catholic Daughters, The Altar Society of St. Francis Cathedral, and the Secular Franciscans. She had tremendous faith and love for the Sacred Heart. Rosina is survived by her god daughter, Pamela Brewster and husband John of Santa Fe and her family: Weldon Brewster, wife Debbie and son, Hunter Brewster, all of Los Angeles, CA, Anne Brewster of Dallas, TX, Betsy Flores, husband David and son, Parker Flores, all of Los Angeles, CA. She is also survived by many cousins. Services were held August 24 and 25, 2000. Interment followed at Rosario Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Secular Franciscans in care of St. Francis Cathedral to the Carmelite Nuns of Santa Fe.

Isiah Gerard Valdez, beloved infant son of Yvette Martinez and Joel Valdez, went to be with the angels on Monday, August 21, 2000. Isiah is mourned by his parents; his grandparents: JoAnna Flores, Paul Martinez and Linda Valdez; aunt, Vanessa Martinez, all of Santa Fe; and many other family members. A funeral service was held August 28, 2000. Interment will follow at Rosario Cemetery.

Margarita M. Arguello, age 95, a resident of Vaughn, NM, passed away at Casa Real Care Center, in Santa Fe, NM, on Monday, August 21, 2000. Mrs. Arguello was born in Puerto de Luna, NM in Guadalupe County on July 20, 1905, to Vivianita Valverde Montoya and Pedro Montoya. Mrs. Arguello was a devoted wife and mother of seven sons and daughters, who resided in Puerto de Luna and the Santa Rosa area during her younger years, then in Vaughn, NM, for most of her life. She was a devout member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and a lifetime member of the Sacred Heart Society. Her husband, Anastacio G. Arguello, Sr., preceded her in death; her sons: Alfonso and Manuel; daughter, Vivian A. Ulibarri; grandson, Andre Garcia, formerly of San Diego, CA.sisters: Flor Madrid, Maria Duran, formerly from Vaughn, and Ceria Torrez formerly of Phoenix, AZ; brothers-in-law, Paul Madrid, Sr., Pedro Duran formerly of Vaughn, and Albert Torrez formerly of Phoenix, AZ. Mrs. Arguello is survived by her children: Marcos Arguello and wife Luz of Vaughn; Rita Perea and husband Robert; Carmen Garcia and husband Andy of San Diego, CA; Peter A. Arguello of Santa Fe; comadre, Mrs. Edward Perea of Santa Fe; grandchildren: Nick Arguello and wife MaryAnn of Santa Fe; Rose Ann Maes and husband Pat; Patrick Arguello; Jose Arguello and wife Finnie; John and Michael Garcia; Richard Adrian Perea and Dr. Bob Perea; Margaret and Anthony Arguello; great-grandchildren, Julie Maes, Aurora and Jacob Perea. She is also survived by nephews, Paul Madrid, Jr. and wife Lugarda and family from Vaughn; Arsenio Duran and wife and family of Vaughn; Louis Madrid and wife Gloria and family of Albuquerque; Dr. Dennis Madrid and wife and family of Las Cruces; Tony Duran and family of Alamogordo; Raymond Madrid; Paul Duran and wife Sally and family of Vaughn; and nieces: Christine, Bernadette and families of Thousand Oaks, CA; Patsy and Irene of Amarillo, TX; and Clara of Oklahoma City, OK. Services were held August 23 and 24, 2000. Interment followed at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Be strong and of good courage, do not fear or be afraid, for the Lord thy God…goes with you; he will not fail nor forsake thee. - Deuteronomy 31:20

Louis F. "Cowboy" Miera, age 75, of Santa Fe, died on Sunday, August 20, 2000, following a short illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fermin and Amada Miera; sisters, Flossie Velasquez, Begina Ulibarri, Emilia Miera; and several brothers-in-law. Mr. Miera was born on February 18, 1925, in Buyeros, NM, and attended schools in Clayton, NM. As a young man he helped his parents on their ranch. He came to Santa Fe in the early 1920's and began work as an auto repairman at Santa Fe Motor Company. He was employed there for 27 years and retired in 1979. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Parish. He loved horses, rodeos, and fishing. He was well known for "cruising" in his Chevy pick-up. He loved children and the kids that came into his life knew him affectionately as "Grandpa Louie". Mr. Miera is survived by his loving wife, Angelina Baca of Santa Fe; children: Genevieve Baca, Celine Miera, Fred Miera and wife Reina, all of Santa Fe; brother, Fermin Miera and wife Viola, of Johnstown, CO; sisters: Tillie Gallegos of Montebello, CA, Elena Candelaria and Amada Grine, both of Norwalk, CA; five grandchildren: Rick Daniel Tapia, Jr. and wife Diane, Fidel Archuleta, Christopher Garcia, Phylishia Velasquez, and Little Louie Miera; and four great grandchildren; special niece, Louisa Rivera of Santa Fe; and numerous other nieces and nephews. Services were held August 22 and 23, 2000. Interment followed at Rosario Cemtery.

Dorothy Walker Tiner passed away Saturday, August 19, 2000, in Albuquerque, with her children and grandchildren at her side, following a brief illness. She was born to Hal Walker and Ruth Morris Walker on January 11, 1924, in McAlester, OK. She moved with her family to El Paso, TX, at the age of 16. She married Que Tiner on November 2, 1946. They lived and raised their children in El Paso for more than 40 years. In October 1988 they moved to Albuquerque to be nearer to their daughter and family. In May 1998 they moved to Santa Fe, NM, because of illness and on December 23, 1998, Dorothy lost her husband, Que. Mrs. Tiner is survived by her loving daughter, Susan Tiner Bitsura and husband John, of Santa Fe, NM; her loving sons, Robert Reynolds of San Angelo, TX, and Jim Tiner of Corpus Christie, TX; loving grandson, Bob Cialone and wife Carolyn of Albuquerque; loving granddaughters, Carole Conley and husband David of Albuquerque, Amanda Bitsura of Albuquerque, and many more grandchildren; and three great-grandsons, Dante and Roan Conley, and Carlo Cialone. A graveside service was conducted August 22, 2000, at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Memorial contribution may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, New Mexico Chapter, Inc., PO Box 8022, Albuquerque, NM 87198.

Ambrosio Romero, Jr, age 75, of Santa Fe, died on Saturday, August 19, 2000, surrounded by his family. Ambrosio was born in Santa Fe on February 24, 1925, to Josefita and Ambrosio Romero, Sr. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Bennie Romero; mother-in-law, Isabel Romero; and infant son, Gilbert Romero. While growing up he often helped his father herd sheep and made deliveries on his bike for a local pharmacy. He married Lucy Montoya on June 24, 1945, whom he had known since grade school. He went into the construction business and built many homes around Santa Fe, including the house he was living in at the time of his death. He helped build the chapel at The Memorial Gardens where he will be laid to rest. Ambrosio was a member of Cristo Rey Parish where he ushered every Sunday until he became ill and was also a member of the Union Protectiva of Santa Fe. He was a big sports fan and especially enjoyed watching wrestling. He always loved the outdoors and looked forward to outings with his family to pick piñon. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Lucy Romero; sons: David and wife Linda Diane, Lorenzo and friend Roberta, James and wife Jeri; step-son, Manuel and wife Rose; a grandson, whom he raised, Robert and wife Elizabeth; daughters: Isabel Godsey and husband Ernie, Agnes Ulibarri and husband Alfonso, Patsy Fiend and husband Terry, Pauline Romero; and ex-daughter-in-law, Connie V. Romero. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Jerry and Mannie Godsey, Becky Beardsley, Renee and Lisa Ulibarri, Victor Ulibarri and wife Dallas, Anthony Romero and wife Maria, Vickie and Valerie Romero, Christine and Christopher Romero, Michael, Monica and Michelle Montoya; and great-grandchildren: Jessica Beardsley, Alexandria and Merced Romero, and Jordyn Romero. Ambrosio was a very kind and gentle father and grandfather, and will be missed by all of his family. The family would like to thank all the doctors who took care of our dad throughout his illness. We especially want to thank the nurses in he ICU at St. Vincent's Hospital who took such loving and wonderful care of him during his final days. Services were held August 22 and 23, 2000. Interment followed at Memorial Gardens.

Carl (Arky) W. Pollock, age 84, of Santa Fe, died on Thursday, August 17, 2000. He was a bartender at Tiny's Restaurant and appreciated a good scotch. He was also a card dealer. He was a veteran of WWII and a member of the VFW. Mr. Pollock is survived by his wife of 47 years, Helena Pollock; daughter, Rosira Avon and husband, John Sasser; sister, Imo Crass; sister-in-law, Avon Byrd and husband Carl; grandchildren: John and Jason Rogoni and James Shaw; nephews, Larry and Jerry Byrd; and nieces, Shirley and Billie. Services were held August 22, 2000. Interment followed at Santa Fe National Cemetery.

William Blanch, age 85, died in Santa Fe on Wednesday, August 16, 2000 after a short illness. He built the first transistor while at Bell Research Laboratories. William was a builder and electronic technician. He is survived by his son Frank Blanch and wife Margaret; granddaughters, Tiffiny, Kathleen; other relatives. Services were held August 21, 2000. Memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund at either Santa Maria de La Paz or St. Francis Cathedral.

Linda Lucille Brown, born November 17, 1941, in Salt Lake City, UT, died in Santa Fe, NM, on Wednesday, August 16, 2000. She is survived by her husband, Richard Byron Brown III; son, Cyrus Ross Brown and daughters, Danica Love Brown and Alexandria Imma Irene Brown; her mother, Emma Ross; sisters, Peggy Poage and Sally Ross; brothers, Dan Ross and Joe Ross; and many life long friends. "Ideals are like the stars, Always above our reach. Humbly I tried to learn, More humbly did I teach." From Langston Hughes Teacher

DeAnna Elizabeth Sanchez, age 16, was born on August 25, 1983. She would have been 17 on Friday of next week, August 25, 2000. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Cora Viola Archuleta and paternal grandfather, Joe I. Sanchez. DeAnna was born in Santa Fe, NM, to Dinah Archuleta Sanchez and Daniel Sanchez, both of whom survive her. She is also survived by her two brothers, Daniel and Diego Sanchez; maternal grandfather, A.L. Archuleta; paternal grandmother, Celina V. Sanchez; very special aunts and uncles: Glen and Joan Archuleta, JoAnn and Gabe Garcia, Janet and Toby Martinez, Annabelle Malone, Everett and Rose Sanchez, Casey Sanchez and Yolanda Trujillo, Randy and Lenda Sanchez. She was very close to her family especially her cousins, with whom she loved to spend time. All of her family was very close and dear to her. DeAnna was looking forward to her senior year at Santa Fe High and being with her friends again. She was not very fond of school but last year things changed for her and she really enjoyed school (or her friends) and was very excited about the upcoming school year. She always had a big smile for everyone. Services were held August 16, 17, and 18, 2000. Interment followed at Memorial Gardens.

Josephine Davis Rael, age 90, of Santa Fe died on Sunday, August 13, 2000. She is survived by one daughter, Debbie Rael of Phoenix, AZ; granddaughter, Vicki Grill; grandson, Charles Uitts of Santa Fe; brothers, John Davis and wife Rita, and Frank Davis of Moriarty, NM; sisters, Guadalupe Fogleman, Rose McCourt and husband Wayne of Albuquerque; and many nieces and nephews. Josephine was a retired educator who taught for 35 years in the city and county schools of Santa Fe. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Highlands University in Las Vegas, NM in 1951. She majored in education and social studies. Services were held August 15 and 16, 2000. Interment followed at Rosario Cemetery.

Lola Romero, age 88, a lifelong resident of Santa Fe, NM, beloved sister, aunt and friend, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 13, 2000, at the Casa Real Nursing Home. Lola was a member of St. Francis Cathedral and is survived by her sister, Julia Romero; and brothers, Alfonso Romero and wife Trinie, Tony Romero and wife Connie. She is also survived by nephews, nieces, numerous relatives and friends. Services were held on August 15 and 16, 2000. Interment followed at Rosario Cemetery.

Christopher King, age 29, of Santa Fe, died on Saturday, August 12, 2000. His mother, Loreen King, preceded him in death. Christopher was born on May 17, 1971, in Dumas, TX. He graduated from Santa Fe High School in 1989. Before an automobile accident in 1994, which left him incapacitated, he was a cook at Carrow's restaurant. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Parish. He is survived by his father, Joe (Jo Jo) King and his friend, Erryn Welch; his beloved daughter, Miranda King; dear friend, Yvette Medina; brothers and sisters: Steve Ramirez, Linda King and friend, Christopher Armijo and children, Christopher, Jaclyn and Tommy, Johnny King Sr. and son, Johnny King, Jr., Frankie King, all of Santa Fe, Edward King and wife Clarice, Antoinette King, Jeanette King, and Bernadette King, all of Kellin, TX; close friends, Andrew and Arturo Rustler. He is also survived by his grandfather, Juan Ramirez of Santa Fe; grandmother, Dolores (Lolita) King of Santa Fe; aunts and uncles, Lillian Santos and husband Devan and family, Laura Montoya and husband Benny and family, all of Las Vegas, NV, Evelyn, Consuelo and Adolfo Alarid and Vangie Martinez and husband Joe and son, Joseph; and Maria and family, all of Santa Fe; and many other relatives and friends. Services were held August 17 and 18, 2000.

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