Obituaries

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  • Obituary for Richard J. Meagher Farmington – Richard James “Irish Pat” Meagher, a Veteran in the Air Force, 77, passed away peacefully March 28, 2019. Richard was born to parents Hazel and James Meagher on May 23, 1941 in Fair Haven, Vermont. Pat was a small business owner and a boilermaker by trade. He traveled to different construction sites across ...
  • Obituary for James M. Beaty James M. Beaty, age 82, a resident of Belen, passed away from COPD at the Veterans Hospital, on Saturday, February 2, 2019. He sold his farm in Indiana to move to New Mexico for a family member with asthma. James was born to the late Warren and Anne Beaty, his mother was from Ireland. He ...
  • Obituary for Jose A. Santistevan Jose Santistevan was called home by his Lord and Savior to his eternal resting place on December 12, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Fort Collins, CO to Ricardo and Silveria Santistevan. He is preceded in death by his parents; Mary, his beautiful wife of 57 years; and his two sons, Lawrence ...
  • Obituary for James W. Costello In Memory of: James W. Costello, 80, died peacefully at home on December 9, 2018. He was born in Cresco, Iowa on September 8, 1938. He is preceded in death by his wife Wanda Costello, mother Anna Arnes-Costello, father Bernard Costello, brothers John and Bernard Jr. Costello, brother-in-law Norman Melver. James belonged to Holy Trinity Church in ...
  • Obituary for Eddie Sosaya Sr. Edward Joseph Sosaya Sr. (“Eddie” to his friends, “GaGa” to his family), our wonderful and loving patriarch passed away at home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at the age of 85. Eddie was born in Santa Fe, NM on August 8, 1933. He graduated from Santa Fe High School as a ...
  • Obituary for Bill E. Brasell Bill E. Brasell died of natural causes on November 16, 2018 in Roswell, NM with his daughters, Tracy Byrd and Carla Lamb, both from Albuquerque, NM by his side. He was 93, born in 1925 in Crosbyton, TX; one of eight children to John and Lottie Brasell. He is survived by his Brother, Wayne Brasell ...
  • Celebration of Life for William R. Van Gundy Published in Jemez Thunder on Sept. 15, 2018
  • Obituary for LeRoy A. Ortiz LeRoy A. Ortiz, age 83, a lifetime resident of Albuquerque, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, July 26, 2018. He is survived by his son, Freddie Ortiz and wife, Penni of Farmington, NM; daughters, Ann Arguello and husband, Leslie of Raton, NM, Joyce Boeck and husband, Dennis of Garland, TX, and Annette Ortiz ...
  • Obituary for Gilberto “Gil” Ulibarri GILBERTO GIL ULIBARRI Gilberto “Gil” Ulibarri, 80, passed peacefully at home with his family by his side on Sunday, May 27, 2018. He was born on College Street in Santa Fe to Carmelita Jacquez Ulibarri and Eulogio F. Ulibarri. He is predeceased by his parents, his brothers: Toby, Leo, Jake, Carlos; sister: Jean Lopez; his ...
  • Obituary for John “Bud” Benton 1930 – 2018 It is with great sadness that the family of John (Bud) Benton, loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather and grandfather, passed away on April 9th, 2018 at the age of 87 after a courageous battle with cancer. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 63 years, Margie Benton, his daughter Julie ...
  • Obituary for Mark Parras January 15, 1975 – April 06, 2018   On Friday, April 6th Mark Parras, husband, father, grandpa(papa), brother and uncle, went home to be with the Lord. Mark will be remembered forever by his wife and best friend Julie, his girls, Julianna Duran(Gabriel Salcido), Reyna and Marisol, his grandchildren Bubba, Elario, Anneliese and Mateo, his mom Lydia ...
  • Obituary for Lloyd Doughty Graveside services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at Woodbine Cemetery for Loyd Rayford Doughty of Artesia. Doughty, 73, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at his home. Loyd was born Sept. 1, 1944, in Lovington, the son of Floyd and Gladys (Staggs) Doughty. He was a welder and pipefitter, and owned and operated Doughty Construction. ...
  • Obituary for John Henry Franklin 1928 – 2018 John Henry Franklin, 89, passed from this life on Sunday, April 8, 2018 in Navajo Dam. John was born on July 10, 1928 to Jessie and Tommie Franklin. John, a Navy Veteran, was the youngest of 5 boys , all of whom served in WWII. He was stationed abroad the USS Millette and is ...
  • Obituary for Norris Neil Whitman MAY 20, 1931 ~ MARCH 14, 2018 (AGE 86) Norris was a longtime member of Local 412. He is survived by his wife Doris. Services will be held Friday, March 23, 2018 at the Harwood Chapel.  Visitation at 10:00 AM and funeral service beginning at 11:00 AM with burial to follow at Lakeside Cemetery.  A luncheon will ...
  • Obituary for Lee Jones 1936 – 2018 Lee Jones, 81, of Bloomfield passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018 in Bloomfield. He was born on September 18, 1936 in Farmington. A memorial service will be held on at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at The Oasis Church, 1601 N. Dustin Ave., with David Velasquez officiating. Lee’s care is entrusted ...
  • Obituary for Richard Minor Mahan Aztec, New Mexico Jan 26, 1943 – Dec 20, 2017 (Age 74) Richard Minor Mahan, 74, of Aztec, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, at San Juan Center in Farmington. He was born Jan. 26, 1943, in Gallup. A rosary will be recited for Richard a7 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 424 ...
  • Obituary for Meldrum McNeely Meldrum (Mel) Cruz McNeely  Born May 7th, 1939 to John Cruz McNeely and Aurelia Maria (Suazo), Mel McNeely left this life peacefully, surrounded by his family, on December 28th, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, graduating from Valley High School in 1957, where he met his wife of 59 years, Rebecca (Roop), marrying in ...
  • Obituary for Dale White Sr. Dale White Sr, 100, passed away Friday, January 12, 2018, at his home in Roswell, NM. There will be a Graveside Service on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 11:00 AM at South Park Cemetery under the arrangements of Anderson Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory. Please take a moment to share a tribute in memory of ...
  • Obituary for H. Clyde Eanes H. Clyde Eanes, known as “Clyde” or “Papa” passed away on March 14, 2018, at the age of 73 after a brief stay at Sierra Vista Hospital in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Clyde is survived by his wife of 51 years, Tresha Eanes; son, James (Sharon) and daughter, Donella; 5 grandchildren: Andrea (Mae), Cameron, Danika, ...
  • Obituary for Michael L. Garcia Michael Lee Garcia, age 61, a resident of Los Lunas, passed away early Tuesday morning, Oct. 17, 2017, at home with family. Michael leaves behind his wife of 24 years, Janna Garcia; his children, Jesse and Mariah Garcia; his parents, Jesse C and Anna Mae Garcia; his sister, Jessica (Rudy) Herrera; his brothers Cody (Trixie) ...
  • Obituary for Jose “Andy” Chavez Jose “Andy” Chavez, 91, beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather was called home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Mr. Chavez was a former longtime resident of Los Alamos, where he and his wife resided for 30 years before moving back to Albuquerque in 1997. Andy was born on February 28, ...
  • Obituary for David O. Evans David Olin Evans July 20, 2017 Jesus saw you were getting tired and parted the heavens for your loving soul to enter. You always gave when you did not have to give. No one could ever deny that you always went that extra mile in topics that you were passionate about (Union 412 and politics that supported ...
  • Obituary for William H. Meloy William Meloy Born: October 22, 1944 Died: June 17, 2017 Location: New Mexico Tribute & Message From The Family William was born on October 22, 1944 and passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2017. William was a resident of New Mexico at the time of passing. He graduated from Hobbs High School in Hobbs, New Mexico, and completed his degree in… The ...
  • Obituary for Roscoe Talbert Jr. Roscoe “Judd” Talbert, 95 years of age, long time Albuquerque resident, died peacefully on June 8, 2017 surrounded by numerous family and friends. Although our hearts are very heavy with sadness, we take solace in the fact that he was welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus His Lord and Savior and that we will ...
  • Celebration of Life for Richard Johnson Richard Johnson passed away May 9, 2017.  His Celebration of Life service will be held on Sunday, May 21st at 11:00 am at Fenton Lake State Park.  A reception to follow at 2:00 pm at Turtle Mountain Brewing Company located at 905 36th Place SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124.