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Francis was preceded in death by her parents Augustine and Lucy Bustos; and her sister Aurora Jesse. She is Survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Ernesto Lovato; their three children Leandro Lovato, Elena Lovato, and Diego Lovato; their grandchildren Diego Lovato II, Jazmine Lovato, Ja…

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Kimberly A. Cordova, 30, of Espanola, passed into the next life Monday, August 12, 2019, due to an unforeseen illness. It is with tremendous sorrow her family announces the unexpected loss of a vibrant and beautiful soul to the world who leaves behind her loving family with a lifetime of inc…

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MARYLANE P. RIOS, born on August 19, 1955, died on Thursday, August 8, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jose Alberto and Lucy Romo; mother-in-law, Celia Rios and sister, Maria Viola Romo. She was born in Ranchos de Taos. She enjoyed spending time with family, gardening, spendi…

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MATTHEW J. ATENCIO, 44, a resident of El Duende, passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2019 peacefully surrounded by his family. Matthew was preceded in death by his brother, Danny Atencio; maternal grandparents, Tomas and Pablita Borrego, paternal grandparents, Antonio and Tomasita Atencio. He …

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It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved Darell Padilla. He was born in Española on Thursday, November 12, 1987 to Nancy Padilla. He was one of 2 sons that grew up in Española. He has returned home to our Lord in Heaven on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at UNM hospital i…

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Scarlett Ruby Martinez, 4 Months, a resident of Española, passed away peacefully with her parents at her side on Saturday, August 10, 2019. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Nancy Serna-Sanchez; great-grandfathers, Modesto Espinoza, Benigo Martinez and George Baca; and great-aunt…

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BRENDA ARCHULETA-MARTINEZ, 61, a resident of Rio Rancho, formerly of Chamita, passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2019.  She was preceded in death by her father, Tomas D. Archuleta; brothers, Wedo, Tito and Lio Archuleta; great-nephew, Xavior Martinez; in-laws, Jose Ambrosio and Celina Martine…

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CAROLE M. GUTIERREZ, beloved mother and grandmother, age 81, a resident of Chili, passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose G. Gutierrez; daughter, Rosita V. Gutierrez; son, Ramon Gutierrez; grandchildren, Carole D. Gutierrez and R.J. “Buster” Gut…

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It is with deep sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beautiful, beloved mother, Agneda Valdez of Española. Agneda passed away in her daughter’s home in Las Cruces, NM on July 23, 2019 where she has resided and had been cared-for for the last two and a half years by her…

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Marianita L. Leyba, 81, a resident of El Valle, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2019. Marianita was preceded in death by her parents, Bernabe and Aurelia Ortega; and her husband, Alvar (Lito) Leyba. Marianita resided in El Valle for many years but also lived in California, Washington, Utah, a…

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Cruz “Ernie” Gabaldon, 70, a resident of the Pojoaque Valley passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.  SGT. Cruz Gabaldon was a veteran of the Vietnam War from June 1968 thru June 1971.  During his service to our country, SGT. Gabaldon was a…

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EPIMENIA “EPPIE” BERNADITA GALLEGOS, 76, born March 8, 1943, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 of natural causes. She was a lifetime resident of Los Brazos. She was preceded in death by her parents, Enrique and Maria Antonia (Gallega) Gallegos; siblings, Jose Luis Ga…

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JEFF L. MARTINEZ, 50, a lifelong resident of the Espanola area passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Enrique and Beatrice Martinez; maternal grandparents, Desiderio and Clorinda Quintana, paternal grandparents, Pablo and Marinasia Martinez. Jeff wa…

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Valerie Olguin Grondin, age 29 of La Mesilla, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Christus St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe. Valerie was born on August 1, 1989 to Gilbert Olguin and Vickie Valdez.

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JOSE FRUTOSO (TOSO) LOPEZ, 88, a resident of Velarde and Santo Nino passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, July 25, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his wife Irene; grandson, Jason; parents, Luis and Francisquita Lopez; In-laws, Jose Ignacio and Carlota Montoya; b…

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Joe L. Sanchez, a lifelong resident of Lyden, NM passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, July 13, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his parents Juan Antonio and Josefita Sanchez, brother Paul, and sisters Viola and Consuelo, dear cousins Roger and Rueben Romero. …

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    Paul Romero, 60, Cordova, died Saturday, July 27, 2019.

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   Rosana Ortiz Montez, 81, Los Luceros, died Tuesday, July 9, 2019.

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Aaron Griego, 88, a lifelong resident of Dixon, passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 surrounded by his devoted family.  Aaron was born on February 20, 1931 to Bersabe and Flaudio Griego. He was preceded in death by his parents, infant son, Isaac, and sisters, Concha Trujillo and Elsie McB…

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Virginia (Aurelia) Martinez, 91, a lifelong resident of La Villita passed away on Sunday, July 21, 2019. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, Elefio Salazar, Sr. and Antonia Salazar; husband, Jose Aurelio Martinez; daughter, Eva Lopez; grandson, Ivan Lopez; son-in-law, Eloy Lopez; …

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JOE RODRIGUEZ, 75, a resident of Rio Lucio, NM passed away two days short of his 76th Birthday on Wednesday, July 17, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his son, Gerald Rodriguez son-in-law Demetrio Martinez, parents, Sebedeo and Amelia Rodriguez; sisters, Pauline Salas and Bernie Martinez, …

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Donald Velarde Jr. 46, a resident of Dixon N.M. passed away unexpectedly on July 8th, 2019. Donald was born in Grants N.M. to Donald Velarde Sr. and Dorcas Griego Velarde on August 30, 1972. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Velarde Sr. and brother Lawrence Velarde, Maternal gra…

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Daniel (Dan) Roybal (95), a lifelong resident of  Española  (community of San Pedro) died peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.  Dan was preceded in death by his parents David and Carlota Roybal and brothers Benigno and Antonio (Tony “Green”) Roybal.

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MARY BEATRICE ATENCIO, 67, a resident of Chama, passed away on Friday, June 28, 2019 of natural causes. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Vicente Nickolas and Toni, Beatrice Atencio; her grandparents, Paulito and Sylviana Martinez and Jesus Maria and Escondena Atencio. Mary passed a…

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JACOB D. GALLEGOS, a lifelong resident of Chamita, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, June 24, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Florence B. Gallegos; grandson, Andrew Lopez; parents, Eufemia and Jose Dolores Gallegos; sister, Olivama Martinez; brothers, Lui…

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Epimenia C. Lovato, 89, a resident of Española, NM passed away peacefully on Friday, June 21, 2019 after a short illness. She was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, Victoria, Rosa, Pablita, Carmel, and Maria; and her eldest son Ernesto Lovato and wife Helen. She was known to …

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Mary (Elivinia) Barela, a resident of Rio Rancho, New Mexico and formerly of Dixon, New Mexico,  passed away peacefully on June19, 2019.  She was born on July 8, 1928.  She is pre-deceased by her Mother Eduvigen and her father Jose Dolores Barela, her brothers  Avenicio, Benjamin, Ernesto Or…

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Lisa Gutierrez Schaefer, Beloved mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, wife and partner ascended into eternal life on July 1st after a tragic accident near Medanales, NM.

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MANUEL J. GALLEGOS, 63, a resident of El Guache, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2019. He was preceded in death by his father, Jose Medardo Gallegos; Godfather, Guzman Jaramillo; daughter, Lisa Gallegos; siblings, Nick (Spook), Eddie (Flappers); sister, Donna Gallegos and grandparents who he …

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ROSINA M. MCDOWELL, 79, a resident of La Mesilla, went peacefully to be with our Lord on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. She was born on January 4, 1940. She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry McDowell; parents, Manuel and Beatriz Martinez; brothers, Carlos and Guadalupe Martinez; brother…

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Tommy D. Montoya, 70, a lifelong resident of Chimayo, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, July 5, 2019.  Tommy was preceded in death by his parents, Manuel and Maria Montoya; brothers, Rudy and Joe Montoya; son-in-law, Matthew Gutierrez; father and mother- in-law, Emit…

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JENNIFER RACHAEL LONG, 32, a resident of Arroyo Seco/Española, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019.  Jennifer was preceded in death by her maternal great-grandmother, E. Jane Shipman, paternal grandfather, Bob Long and paternal uncle, Dale Long. Jennifer graduated from Pojoaque High School…

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Rudy L. Vigil, 61, a lifelong resident of Rio Chiquito, passed away peacefully following a short illness on Thursday, July 11, 2019.He was passionate about collecting guns and target shooting with his children. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, camping, riding the RZR, and being around fami…

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MARIO “MODS” LOPEZ, 50, a resident of Espanola, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019.  Mario was preceded in death by his father, Vernel Joseph Lopez.  Mario loved the outdoors and loved going fishing. He loved playing his guitar and spending time with his family. Mario was known for having…

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    Wilma J. Moy, 71, Santa Clara Pueblo, died Friday, July 12, 2019.

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    Maguin Romero, 64, Española, died Monday, June 24, 2019.

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Alex Luis Maez born January 4, 1948. Passed away June 18, 2019. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Mary Carol Maez, his devoted parents Desiderio and Margaret Maez, his loving brothers: Steven, Floyd and David Maez. He is survived by brothers, Desiderio (Gloria) and Ruben (Darlene) …

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On June 21, 2019, at 7:45am, our beloved Deluvina Gallegos-Archuleta went to be with our Lord in Heaven. She was born in Vallecitos,NM, on April 29,1923, to Bersabe and Leandro Gallegos Sr. She was a long-time resident of Vallecitos, N.M. before moving to Española, N.M. for the latter part o…

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Epimenia C. Lovato, 89, a resident of Española, NM passed away peacefully on Friday, June 21, 2019 after a short illness. She was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, Victoria, Rosa, Pablita, Carmel, and Maria; and her eldest son Ernesto Lovato and wife Helen. She was known to …

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Bences Pablo Salazar “Ben”, 70, born September 5th, 1948 in Nambe, New Mexico, went to be with the Lord on June 7th, 2019 in Fullerton, CA. Ben is preceded in death by his sister, Norma Trujillo, survived by her husband, Arcenio Trujillo, two sets of grandparents, aunts, and uncles. Ben was …

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Maria T. Ramirez joined her place with the Lord on June 17, 2019. She came into this world as Maria Tiburcia Montoya on August 30, 1935 to her mother, Rufinia Rivera, and father, Espiridion Montoya of San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico. Marie, as she was known to all that came to know and love…

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Lucille A. Decoeur, 78, shed her tired body and peacefully answered the call of God to return home on Monday, June 17, 2019.  Lucy was born and raised in Tampa, Florida.  She married and gave birth to five children.  Her youth was spent caring for her children and grandchildren while growing…

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LaVerne, a resident of Gardena, California and formally from Alcalde, went to be with the Lord on January 11, 2019. She is preceded in death by her daughter Samantha; parents from Alcalde, Vicente and Emma Martinez; brothers Eliverio and Leroy Martinez and various Aunts, Uncles, Nephews,

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Linda Marie Garcia, 44, a resident of La Puebla, passed away after a lengthy illness, on June 6, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. Born September 16, 1974 to parents Gilbert and Gloria Garcia, also of La Puebla. Linda was preceded in death by maternal grandparents Hipolito and Sarah Gal…

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Jesus Ismael Silva Carbajal, de 21 años, residente de Hernandez falleció el Miércoles 5 de junio de 2019. Fue precedido en muerte por su abuela María del Rosario Velasco Garcia y su tia Ana Luisa Silva Velasco. Jesús amó a escuchar música, le encantaba montar en su motocicleta y disfrutar es…

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