1994 
Obituaries and Articles
Compiled by Marcena Thompson
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Aug. 26, 1994

HOSTBJOR
Las Cruces resident Aslaug Hostbjor, 71 died Thursday at her home. She was a former teacher. Services are pending at Getz Funeral Home.
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Las Cruces, Sun News Oct. 16, 1994
MOORE
Mesill Park resident William Comer Moore, 70 died Friday at Memorial Medical Center. He was a re-set specialist with Schwan Food Co. and was the assistant to the chairman of the Navajo Tribe in New Mexico during the 1970's. He was also a member of the Elks, Moose and Eagles fraternities.
A graveside funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Hillcrest Memorial Garden Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Lula TODD MOORE; son, Jim MOORE of Mesquite; daughters; Belva Lou LOPEZ of Florence, AZ., Dianna KRAMER of Tucson and Billie KNIGHT of Silver City; sister, Peggy HOLDEN of Carrizozo; brother, Paul MOORE of Oroville, CA., eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Arrangements are by Graham Mortuary.

TAYLOR
Las Cruces resident Anita Darlene TAYLOR, 49 died Tuesday at her home. She was an active member of Temple Beth-El, both in the Sisterhood Board and as chairperson of the Kitchen Committee. Funeral services were held Thursday at Graham Mortuary and burial followed at Masonic Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, Melvin TAYLOR; son, Melvin TAYLOR the third of Las Cruces; daughter, Rebecca KERSHAW of Las Cruces; foster daughter, Dixie Sue HATCHER of Roxboro, N, C., sisters, Sharon WALKER of Las Cruces, Diane GRONDIS of Bodfish, CA., and Debby SULLIVAN of Dallas; brother, James JENNINGS of Santa Teresa; father and stepmother, James and Elizabeth JENNINGS of Alamogordo; grandmothers, Rosie COLE of Las Cruces and Lenore MC ALPINE of El Paso; three grandchildren, and two foster grandchildren. Graham Mortuary.

Las Cruces, Sun News, Oct. 17, 1994
GRELLE
Deming resident Edith Emily PACKARD GRELLE, 52, died Friday at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. She had done extensive work in the Roman Catholic Church.
Funeral services will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Catholic Church. Cremation will follow at Baca's Mimbres Crematory. Private burial will be at a later date at Our Lady of the Desert Mausoleum in Tucson. She is survived by her husband, Arthur GRELLE of Deming. Baca's Funeral Chapel in Deming.

La Union
DURAN
La Union resident Andrea V. DURAN, 76, died Saturday at Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso. Services are pending at Getz Funeral Home.

Las Cruces, Sun News, Oct. 14, 1994
REYNOLDS
Las Cruces resident Edgar A. REYNOLDS, 73 died Sunday at Mountain Shadow Health Care Center. Services are pending at Baca's Funeral Chapel.

GRIMM
Las Cruces resident Richard E. GRIMM, 69 died Monday at his home. Services are pending at Baca's Funeral Chapel.

AMAYA
Las Cruces resident Carmen AMAYA, 77 died Sunday at her daughter's home in Waterloo, Iowa. She was a homemaker. Services are pending at Getz Funeral Home.

DAY
Las Cruces resident Charles A. DAY, 72, died Sunday at Memorial Medical Center. He was a pharmacist and the owner of Day's Hallmark in Las Cruces. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Getz Funeral Home followed by burial at Hillcrest Memorial Garden Cemetery.

LUCERO
Las Cruces resident Erminda L. LUCERO, 78, died Sunday at Mountain Shadows Health Care Center. She was a retired supply worker at Memorial Medical Center. Visitation will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Getz Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at San Albino Catholic church followed by burial at San Albino Catholic Cemetery. She is survived by sons, Jaime LUCERO of Las Cruces and A. Conrad LUCERO of Albuquerque; and three grandchildren.

BALL
Las Cruces resident June L. BALL, 90, died Thursday at Memorial Medical Center. She was a homemaker. Cremation has taken place. Burial will be at 3 p.m. today at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. She is survived by sons, James COLEMAN of Riverside, CA., and Ken BALL of Tempe, AZ., eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Getz Funeral Home.

Deming
JOZSY
Deming resident Edward P. JOZSY, 69 died Monday at Memorial Medical Center. He was a World War 2 veteran. Cremation has taken place by Baca's Mimbres Crematory and burial will be at 2 p.m. today at Mountain View Cemetery. Baca's Funeral Chapel.

SWEETEN
Deming resident Samuel E. SWEETEN, 89, died Friday at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. He was a farmer, a member of the Baptist Church and also had worked for the Rio Grande Natural Gas Co. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with burial to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Georgia SWEETEN of Deming; sons, Eccart Ray SWEETEN of Escalon, CA., Gary Lee SWEETEN of Waterford, CA.,; daughters Jean SMITH of El Paso, Evelyn BROWN of Hilmar, CA., and Mary Lou HODDER of Deming; sister, Syble HILL of Sulfur, OK., 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

trUE
Deming resident Pliny Albert trUE, 78 died Sunday at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. He was a retired finish carpenter, a veteran of the U. S. Army and a member of the Carpenter's Union in St. Paul, Minn.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Baca's Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be at noon Wednesday at the funeral chapel with burial to follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret trUE of Deming; son, Mark trUE of Robbinsdale, Minn; daughters; Beverly DAILEY of St. Paul, Jonell HANSON of Orange City, FL., and Victoria trUE of Dickinson, N.D.; brother, Paul trUE of Emily, Minn; and four grandchildren. 

Las Cruces, Sun News, Oct 18, 1994
Elephant Butte
MEEKS
Elephant Butte resident Warren D. MEEKS, 79, died Monday at his home. He was retired for White Sands Missile Range. Services pending at Getz Funeral Home.

Truth or Consequences
LA RUE
T or C resident Leona Mae LA RUE , 80, died Monday at her home. She was a homemaker. Apodaca-Graham Funeral Home. Burial at Fairview Cemetery in Albuquerque. She is survived by son, Donald E. HATCH of Las Cruces; daughters, Norman PEtrONI of New York City and Charlotte WILLIAMS of T or C; sisters, Fleeta RAINES of Modesto, CA., Dorothy FONDREN of Denver and Bertha L. RUVOLO of Albuquerque; brother, Harry KINSELL of Santa Teresa. 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

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