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February 1 2002

 

LARCON,  JESSICA PEREA 94, entered eternal rest on Tuesday, January 22, 2002. She was a resident of El Paso since 1911 and was a member of the Catholic Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Cleofas Alarcon. Survived by her son, Raul Alarcon; daughters and their husbands, Emma and Pedro A. Reyes, Alicia and Paul J. Rogawski; niece (whom she raised as her own daughter), Laura M. Perea; 7 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Memorial mass will be on Saturday, February 2, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 2301 Zanzibar, Msgr. Francis J. Smith, V.G., P.A. officiating. Inurnment at Evergreen-Alameda following the memorial mass. The family requests that no flowers be sent.

 

STAFFELDT,  BETTY O. (EVANS), 75, passed away on January 20, 2002 in Phoenix, Arizona after a five-month battle with cancer. She formerly lived in Las Cruces, New Mexico and after retiring, moved to Laguna Hills, California, and finally Sun Lakes, Arizona. She was born in Burlington, Iowa on January 24, 1926, the daughter of Jack Orr and Dorothy Clarkson. She graduated from Dixon High School in Dixon, Illinois and attended college in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She worked for many years at New Mexico State University as an executive secretary and ended her working career with New Mexico Governor Carruthers as his scheduling secretary. Betty is preceded in death by her husband Dr. Eugene E. Staffeldt of Las Cruces, New Mexico and her second husband Jack Turner of Riverside, California. She is survived by her husband Evan W. Evans of Sun Lakes, Arizona, her stepmother, Mary Orr and her half-sister Linda Carrillo, both of Bettendorf, Iowa, her two sons Mark Staffeldt of Las Vegas, Nevada and Paul Staffeldt of El Paso, Texas, and seven grandchildren, Desiree, Mark, and Stephan of Las Vegas, Nevada, Jonathan of Los Angeles, California, Jeffrey of Roscoe, Illinois, and Michael and Christopher of El Paso, Texas. There will be a graveside memorial service and burial at the Las Cruces Masonic Cemetery, 760 South Compress Road (505) 526-9474 in Las Cruces, New Mexico on Saturday, February 2, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. Please make contri-butions to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85014 in her honor.

 

ASHRAFZADEH, PATRICIA DURAN 39, sacrificed her life to save her husband children. A loving mother, a faithful wife, a beautiful daughter, beloved sister, a dear aunt, a friend to talk to, a generous giver, and a smile that brightened up your day will truly be remembered. Loved by family and friends is survived by Jalil, loving husband of 19 years, sons Amir and Andy, daughter-in-law Lorena, parents Raul and Sara Duran, in-laws Mr. and Mrs. Ghassem Ashrafzadeh, sisters Margie and Bea, and brother Jaime, and brother-in-laws Lorenzo, Gary Lee Ghassem, Jalal and Jamal, and sister-in-laws Nahid, Jackie, Manigeh and many nieces and nephews. The visitation will be from 6 pm to 9 pm with services beginning at 7 pm at the Kaster and Maxon Futrell Funeral Home, 8817 Dyer.. Darling Mommy Pat your love and spirit will forever live in our hearts.

 

MOLEEN, BROOKS TYMON (RONI) 31, passed away Fri., Jan. 25, 2002 in El Paso. Ty returned to El Paso after spending many years in the US Navy and residing in St. Mary's, Georgia, and Daytona, Florida. He was a valued employee of Time Warner. Ty is survived by his wife Amy Moleen and 6 children: Aayron Cornelius, Brooke Tyler, Christopher Cymon, Benjamin Westley, Kayla Eden and Billy Pastel. He is also survived by his mother, Sherry Clements and sister, Crystal Van Lom. An education fund has been established for the children and a private memorial is to be held. For details please contact the Hampton Mortuary. (915) 764-2254.

 

JONES, ESTELLE 78, passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2002. Longtime El Paso resident. Survived by sons Charles L. Jones and wife, Eva, Nathan E. Jones and wife, Kay, and Roy W. Jones and wife Nancy, grandchildren Patricia Butler, Peggy Vera, Marri Nadeau, Bobby Jones, Lee Ann Richardson, Rebecca Helm, Jennifer Smith, Cathy Mitchell and Shelly Siegfried, 16 great grandchildren and one brother Jeff T. McLaughlin, and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Jones will lie in state from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Montana. Funeral Service will be held at 9:15 a.m. Saturday at Martin Chapel. Burial at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

 

Santos, Norma Sylvia 60, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2002. Mrs. Santos lived most of her life in El Paso. Survived by her husband Eliud Santos, sons Carlos E. Santos and wife Margie, Ricardo Santos and wife Sandra, daughters Sylvia E. Santos and husband Paul Snow, Ruth and husband Angel Onate, grandchildren Carlos E. Santos and Ricardo Santos, Jr. Mrs. Santos will lie in state Saturday from 12 Noon until 3:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Montana. Scripture Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday at Martin Chapel. Interment will be private.

 

 SERVICES IN THE AREA

 

 BUSTAMANTE, JOSE H., 84, Visitation: 8-10 a.m., Friday, February 1, 2002, at Sunset Funeral Home - East, Chapel of Peace. Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m., Friday, February 1, 2002, at Little Flower Catholic Church. Interment at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements by Sunset Funeral Home - East.

 

 CARRILLO, LUCIANO ALARCON, 71, Funeral Mass: 12:15 p.m., Friday, February 1, 2002, at Cristo Rey Catholic Church. Interment at Fort Bliss National Cemetery with Military Honors. Arrangements by Sunset Funeral Home - East.

 

 GARCIA, ALICIA, 74, Visitation: 2-9 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m., Friday, February 1, 2002, at Hillcrest Funeral Home - Carolina. Funeral Mass: 9 a.m., Saturday, February 2, 2002, at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church. Burial at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements by Hillcrest Funeral Home - Carolina.

 

GARCIA, VICTOR M., 65, Visitation: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. with Rosary at 11 a.m., Saturday, February 2, 2002, at San Jose Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass: 12:15 p.m., Saturday, February 2, 2002, at St. Ignatius Church. Arrangements by San Jose Funeral Home.

 

GONZALEZ, RALPH LUIS, 87, Memorial Service: 2 p.m., Saturday, February 2, 2002, at Hillcrest Funeral Home - Carolina. Arrangements by Hillcrest Funeral Home - Carolina.

 

HICKMAN, WALLACE DEAN, 72, Visitation: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. with Funeral Service at 2 p.m., Saturday, February 2, 2002, at Elmwood Funeral Home & Memorial Park, 5750 Hwy. 277 South, Abilene, TX. Burial at Elmwood Memorial Park. Directed by Elmwood Funeral Home.

 

SERRATOS, TRINIDAD, 83, Visitation: 2-9 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m., Friday, February 1, 2002, at Hillcrest Funeral Home - Doniphan. Funeral Service: Saturday, February 2, 2002, at Hillcrest Chapel (time pending). Arrangements by Hillcrest Funeral Home - Doniphan.

 

VENEGAS, ERICA, 22, Visitation: 3-9 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m., Friday, February 1, 2002, at Hillcrest Funeral Home Chapel - Carolina. Funeral Mass: 9 a.m., Saturday, February 2, 2002, at San Antonio Catholic Church. Burial at Evergreen East Cemetery. Arrangements by Hillcrest Funeral Home - Carolina.

 

WILSON, INZA A., 88, Memorial Service: 1 p.m., Saturday, February 2, 2002, at VistaYsleta United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Kaster-Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home.

 

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 Ortega, Carolina Melendez  12/04/28 - 01/30/02 A terrific bilingual teacher who worked at Aoy School for over 20 years. Preceded in death by husband Jesus Moralez Ortega and her parents; Donaciano Melendez and Guadalupe Sapien Melendez. Survived by sons Jesus Ortega Jr., El Paso, Texas and Nino Ortega, San Antonio, Texas. 6 Grandchildren, 7 brothers & 2 sisters. I do not Fear tomorrow For I have lived today And though my course was stormy, My Pilot knew the way. I do not Fear tomorrow I shall not sail alone; The same true Pilot shall be with me, He never forsakes His own I do not Fear tomorrow! If the sails set east or west, On sea or safe in harbor, In Him, secure I rest. Pallbearers are: Jesus Ortega Jr., Jesus Christian Ortega, Donaciano Melendez Jr., Don M. Melendez, Camerino Santiago & Jose Santiago Jr. Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 03, 2002 at Martin Funeral Home East from 4:00 until 9:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, February 04, 2002 at San Antonio Catholic Church at 9:15 a.m. Burial will take place at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery.

 

 NUNEZ, HILARIO passed away January 29, 2002. Survived by 1 son, and 4 daughters, 28 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren. Visitation Hampton Valley Mortuary Chapel Feb. 3, 2002 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. Funeral 10:00 a.m. Monday First Baptist Church Fabens Rev. Larry Hutchins officiating. Interment Fabens Cemetery. Directed by Hampton Valley Mortuary.

 

 GUERRA,  MR. ANTONIO V. 66, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2002 in El Paso. He was a lifelong resident of El Paso and was a member of the Catholic Church. Mr. Guerra retired from Quality GMC Trucks with 25 years of service. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Norma Guerra, his father, Rafael Guerra, and his brother, Roberto V. Guerra. Mr. Guera is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Elisa Guerra. Mother, Josephina Guerra. Son, Roberto Guerra. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home - Carolina. Recitation of the Rosary will be Sunday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Santo Nino de Atocha Catholic Church with Msgr. Jose Gomez officiating. Pallbearers will be Manny Ayala Jr., Guadalupe Garcia, Phillip Laymon, Richard Perez, Sal Reyes, Michael Guerra, Ernesto Seigel and Phillipe Pacheco. Honorary Pallbearers will be Amador Benavides, Frank Escobar, Alfredo Ortega, Johnny Padilla, Rick Cohen, Billy Davidson, Ray Valdez and Raul Ortega. The Guerra family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to relatives, Dr. Hector Maldonado, neighbors and friends for their companionship and love during his long illness. May you be rewarded by Our Lord. Interment will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Directed by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 Carolina Drive.

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ROBALIN, MICHAEL ANN (MICKI) loving wife, mother, grandmother and good friend to many, passed away at her home on February 1, 2002. Born January 20, 1936, in San Antonio, Texas. Married to Arthur Jerome Robalin on March 3, 1957. Preceded in death by her beloved husband Arthur J. Robalin and father Beverly Gordon Mueller. She is survived by her daughter Valery Robalin Cutchin, and husband John Cutchin, son Michael Mueller Robalin and wife Deborah Lauterbach Robalin, and son John Bradley Robalin and wife Lisa McDaniel Robalin; granddaughters, Carly Ruth, Amanda Leah, Shelby Elizabeth, Ally Ann, Andrea Blair and April Caylee; mother, Mary Beth Mueller; sister, Beth Ott and husband Rick Ott. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 5, 2002 at Martin Funeral Home West 128 North Resler from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday February 5, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home West. Interment will follow to Memory Gardens of the Valley.

 

GILLETT,  RICHARD BENJAMIN 83, passed away on January 31, 2002. A longtime El Paso resident he was one of the first members of United Methodist St. Mark's Church (Love Rd). Mr. Gillett was a veteran of WWII (Navy) and was retired from Southern Pacific Railroad, Texas and New Orleans division. He was a Charter member of the Country Club Optimists, member of AARP, member of the National Association of Retired and Veteran Railroad Employee Unit 64. Member of The Star Dusters Squad Dance Club. Monday and Thursday Night Card Group, member of Neighborhood Watch. He enjoyed fishing, RV traveling and was an active member in his community. Preceded in death by his parents, Idus T. Gillett and Lucy Apple, his son Richard B. Gillett Jr. (Dickie Ben), and also his sister Tita Gillett Garner. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years Eloise H. Gillett. Son, Tom H. Gillett and wife Victoria Huchton, daughter, Pam Moore and husband Tom, brother, Ted Gillett from Tucson, Ariz., Sisters, Dorothy Greely from Michigan and Ruth Gillett from Canutillo, Texas, and grandsons, Landon Gillett and Jason Waterbury and many nieces, nephews, family members and friends. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, February 5, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. at Memory Gardens of the Valley. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Hospice VNA, 2211 E. Missouri, Ste. 200. Arrangements under direction of San Jose Funeral Home, 601 S. Virginia St., El Paso, Texas 915-532-1856.

 

LUERA, ROBERTO (BOBBY, CHE) passed away last Tuesday night [Jan 29, 2002] at a local hospital. He was 53 years old and a member of the Catholic Church. He was a counselor for C.I.S. (Communities in School) working at Guillen Middle School. Roberto (Che) was a graduate of Bowie High School Class of 67' and attended the University of Colorado at Boulder. He grew up in the Segundo Barrio and became active in the Chicano movement of the 1970's. While in Colorado he met Chicano National leader Rodolfo (Corky) Gonzalez and became a poet and educator as a member of the Crusade for Justice. He returned to El Paso to continue his commitment to Chicano issues, and education for the youth of the barrio. He will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him, his family friends, and his kids (students). We should honor him by continuing his ideas of education for young people, family values and getting involved with your community. He is precede in death by his grandparents Emilio Payan and Maria Payan. He is survived by his wife Audrey Luera. Sons Che Luis Luera (wife Yadhira) Camilo Sandino Luera. Daughters Chimalma Luera, Xochitl Luera. Mother Cruz Luera. sister Christina Montelongo. Brothers Alfonso Luera, and Ramon (Ray) Luera. He had 4 Grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Monday, February 4, 2002 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at St. Ignatius Church. Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Cremation services will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements handled by San Jose Funeral Home, 601 S. Virginia St., El Paso, TX 79901, 532-1856.

 

SEARS,  REBA LOUISE 84, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2002. Longtime El Paso Resident. Preceded in death by husband of 52 years Carlos Sears. Survived by son Will Sears and wife Margarita, grandchildren William Sears and Tracy G. Sears and wife Robyn and sister Betty Jones. Graveside Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday at Evergreen East Cemetery.

 

SCHOENBERGER, CHARLES ANDREW JR. passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2002. He was 79. Mr. Schoenberger was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1922. A veteran of World War II, he had traveled the world during his career in the United States Navy. In addition, he was an Information Specialist for the US Civil Service. He was preceded by his wife, Christina Schoenberger. His daughter, Christina Piekarski, and son, Clifford Schoenberger, of Maryland; his son, Carl Schoenberger of Washington D.C.; and his son, Craig Schoenberger of Grand Prarie, Texas and three grandchildren survive him. Visitation will be on Tuesday, February 5, 2002 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home East with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be held Wednesday, Februaty 6, at 9:00 a.m. at St. Raphael Church. Burial will take place at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery with Military Honors.

 

THOMASON, MSG. JOHN M. U.S. ARMY (RET.), 74, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2002. Resident of El Paso for over 35 years. He served in the U.S. Army for 27 years and is a veteran of the Korean Era and the Vietnam Era. Survivors include his beloved wife of 51 years, Mrs. Esterlina G. Thomason, his sons and their wives, John W. and Linda Thomason and Eric S. and Mary Thomason; daughters, Ema T. Bates and her husband Vern and Esther A. Thomason, with 5 grandchildren, Whitney Davis, Emily Thomason, Ian Bates, Jonathan Bates and Travis Thomason. His brothers are Frank Thomason and Earl Thomason. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Sunday February 3, 2002 at Sunset Funeral Home NE located at 4631 Hondo Pass. A funeral service will be on Monday, February 4, 2002 at 9:30 a.m. at Post Chapel #1 on Fort Bliss. Chaplain Captain Naber will officiate. Interment will be at Fort Bliss National Cemetery with Full Military Honors at 10:30 a.m. Pallbearers will be John Thomason, Eric Thomason, Ian Bates, Jonathan Bates, Frank Thomason and Earl Thomason. Flowers or donations to the American Heart Association at 233 E. Mesa Hills Dr., El Paso, Texas 79912.

 

ZALACE, S/SGT. DANIEL C. JR., USA (RET), 77, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2002. He was born in Ault, Colorado, January 17, 1925 to Daniel C. Zalace and Lydia Schmidt Zalace. Retired from Fort Bliss at rank of S/Sgt. on November 30, 1964 after having served in WWII in the Pacific Theater and tours of duty in Germany and Alaska. In 1948 he married Merlyn (Connell) Zalace. Following his retirement, Mr. Zalace worked for 17 years at White Sands Missile Range. He enjoyed softball, fishing, bowling, an gardening. He is survived by his Wife of 54 years, 3 sons: Stanley of Florida, Joseph and Daniel of El Paso; 3 daughters: Lydia DeVree of Michigan, Linda Lane and Dorothy Lozada of El Paso; a brother, Joseph; and 12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers, Johnny and Conrad; his sister, Isabel; and grandson, Little Raymond. Visitation will be Monday, February 4, 2002, from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home, 4631 Hondo Pass. Graveside services will be at Fort Bliss National Cemetery on Tuesday, February 5, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. with Full Military Honors.

 

DAVIS,  BOBBYE  FERGUSON 81, a native of Palestine, TX and resident of Daphne, AL died Wednesday January 30, 2002 in Fairhope, AL. Survivors include her son Jim (Kim) Ferguson of Plano, TX; 3 daughters: Cheryl Daily (Dave) Depaolis of Cypress, TX, Lynda (Paul) Wilson of Daphne, AL, Georgia (Brooks) West of Trophy Club, TX; 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 4, 2002 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Littlepage Funeral Home in Mart, TX. With interment to follow in the Mart Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Arrangements by WOLFE FUNERAL HOME 329 So. Greeno Rd. Fairhope, AL.

 

HERNANDEZ,  (JO-JO) JOSE LUIS JR., 32 was called by his Heavenly Father on riday, February 1, 2002. A son, a brother, a cousin, an uncle, a friend, Jo-Jo was a lifelong resident of Northeast El Paso and member of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church and he attended the Ysleta Learning Center until 1991. Jo-Jo is survived by his mother Susan Hernandez, brother Tommy Hernandez, sister and brother-in-law Teresa and Robert Candelaria, nephew Nicolas Candelaria, 11 aunts and uncles, and 11 cousins. Pallbearers will be cousins Gilberto, Carlos, Ruben and Humberto Hernandez. Honorary Pallbearers are brother Tommy Hernandez and cousins David Stringfield, Samuel Holzman and friend Hector Gonzalez. Special thanks to Gloria and her staff and Dr. Belgrave. Visitation will be Monday, February 4, 2002 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with Rosary service at 7:00 p.m. at Kaster-Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home on Dyer. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, February 5, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Fr. Frank Lopez officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Myelin Project, 2136 Gallows Road, Suite E, Dunn Loring, VA 22027. Jo-Jo is now running with the angels and singing with the saints. "With this child sent from above comes stronger faith and richer love. This precious charge, so meek and mild is Heaven's very special child."

 

KLINE,  HELEN M. 90, El Paso, beloved wife of the late Earl D. Kline and dear mother of Richard (Alice) Kline of El Paso and the late James Kline of Milford, MI. died January 30, 2002. She was Canadian born and lived in Ypsilanti, Michigan most of her adult life prior to moving to El Paso in 1992. She is also survived by her three grand-children: Chad (Michelle) Kline of Ann Arbor, MI; Brandon Kline of Austin, TX; Denise (Brian) Hardy and great granddaughter, Caitlin Rice, all of Redford, MI; daughter-in-law, LaVonne Kline of Milford, MI, brother Edward (Mary) Swayze of Garden City, MI; and dear friend, Carol Kline of Redford, MI. Memorial Services are pending in Ypsilanti, MI. Memorial Contributions may be made to The National Parkinson's Foundation.

 

Westerberg,  Benson , Vernon U.S. Army Captain (Ret.) passed away January 29, 2002. He was born August 19, 1912 in Wichita, Kansas, and had lived in El Paso for the past 46 years. Vernon is survived by his beloved wife of almost 57 years, Marie Eleanor Benson; daughters, Judy Thompson (Patrick), Minnetonka, MN, and LaVerne Gomez (James deVoss), Scottsdale, AZ; grandchildren Amy Barlow (Todd), Lemoore, CA; Aaron Gomez, Denver, CO; M Scott Thompson, Minneapolis; and Brian Thompson, San Francisco; and one great granddaughter, Lauren Barlow, Lemoore, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Edward Benson and Amanda Althea Westerberg; brother William and sister Frances. Vernon was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather; exhibited a profound love of nature - particularly little-known streams and outcroppings high in the Franklin Mountains - and developed high-level expertise in photography, lapidary and rock collecting. Captain Benson, a veteran of the Pacific in World War II, served in the U.S. Army from 1933 - 1963 and also worked at the International Boundary and Water Commission for 11 years. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, El Paso, for many years. Memorial Service 3 p.m. Sunday, February 3, White Acres Good Samaritan Retirement Village Chapel, with the Rev. George Rogers, senior pastor at First Presbyterian presiding. Arrangements handled through Harding, Orr & McDaniel Funeral Home.

 

DICKSON, CARL MITCHELL a long time resident of El Paso, TX, passed away on January 30, 2002 in Plano, TX due to complications with Parkinson's. He was born in Dallas, TX on February 21, 1929. Carl grew up in Garland, TX and was known to many of his friends and family as Sonny Dickson. He served in the Korean War from January 1951 to October of 1952, received an Honorable Discharge, and was awarded the Korean Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, and U.N. Service Medal. After his military service, Carl Dickson enrolled at North Texas State College and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business. At North Texas State, Carl met Ginger Reasoner. After graduating, they were married on August 26, 1955. Carl and Ginger then moved to Midland, TX where Carl started working for the Travelers Insurance Company. They later moved to El Paso, TX where they lived and raised their two daughters, Michelle and Kelly. He retired after 25 years with Travelers to work for JD William's Insurance Company. Carl Mitchell Dickson was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Ginger R. Dickson. He is survived by his two daughters Kelly Dickson Aguilar of El Paso and Michelle Dickson Curtis of Plano, sister Bette Phillips of Florida and one granddaughter Jennifer Aguilar of El Paso. Visitation will be held Monday, February 4, 2002 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, February 5, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery with military honors, Rev. Paul Green officiating.

 

ASTON, EUNICE A. 90, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2002. Born in Morgan County Indiana. Moved to Harrisberg, Ark and married Ollie Aston in April of 1932. She moved to El Paso in 1942 and in 1944 went to work for Mountain Bell Telephone Company retiring in 1969. She was active with Trinity First United Methodist Church and the Telephone Pioneers and volunteered at The Houchen Community Center. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jan D. and James B. Nagel; 1 granddaughter and her husband, June Marie and Scott Johnson and 1 great-granddaughter, Mariah G. Johnson all of El Paso. Visitation will be Sunday, February 3rd from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Kaster-Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Service will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 4th at Trinity First United Methodist Church with Dr. Ed Williamson and Dr. Brodace Elkins officiating. Interment in Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

 

NUNEZ, MR. ESPIRIDION R. 61, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2002 in El Paso. He was a longtime resident of El Paso and an active member of Santo Nino de Atocha Catholic Church. Mr. Nunez was a member of the Choir for Santo Nino de Atocha Catholic Church. He was employed as a Bus Driver for the El Paso Independent School District. Mr. Nunez is survived by his wife, Teresa C. Nunez. Sons, David Nunez and wife Sharon, Ruben Nunez, Eugene Nunez and wife Sylvia. Grandson, Nicholas Nunez. Brother, Felipe R. Nunez. Sisters, Josephina Nunez Rosales de Acuna, Rafaela Nunez Rosales de Galindo, and their families, all of Chihuahua Mexico. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home Carolina. Recitation of the Rosary will be Sunday at 7 p.m. at Santo Nino de Atocha Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be Monday at 12 noon at Santo Nino de Atocha Catholic Church. Members of the family will serve as Pallbearers. The Nunez family would like to give special thanks to family and friends for all their support. Interment will be in Evergreen East Cemetery. Directed by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME, 1060 Carolina Drive 598-3332

 

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DOMINGUEZ, LEONOR E. 74, was born in Bisbee, Arizona, October 18,1927 and passed from this life February 1, 2002 in El Paso, Texas. She was a homemaker and a gifted musician offering her music talent as a piano instructor. She was also an artist and a soloist. She is survived by her beloved husband of 53 years. Samuel Dominguez, Sr.; her son, Samuel E. Dominguez, Jr. and his wife (Rosemary); her daughter, Ruth Ingram and her husband (Erwin). She is also survived by seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren; brothers, Benjamin and Leopoldo Mendoza; sisters, Lydia Nabhan and Adelina Mendoza. Visitation will be 5pm to 9pm Tuesday, February 5, 2002 at Sunset Funeral Home-Northeast with a Prayer Service at 6:30pm also at Sunset Funeral Home-Northeast Chapel. Funeral Service times are pending for Wednesday, February 6, 2002 at Sunset Funeral Home-Northeast. Interment will be at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home-Northeast.

 

FIERRO, SUZANA ALICIA 34, born on November 10, 1967 went to be with Our Lord on Thursday, January 31, 2002. She was a member of St. Luke's Catholic Church and worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. for 6 years. She is survived by her husband, Fernando Fierro and their three children, Isaac, Zachariah and Oksana. Other survivors include her mother, Alicia Rivera; three sisters, Rosa Martinez, Ana Torres and Carmen Rivera;three brothers, Fran;ciscko Rivera, Henry Rivera and Michael Rivera and father and mother-in-law, Armando and Martha Fierro. Visitation will be on Monday, February 4, 2002 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with the Rosary Service at 7:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home-Central Chapel. Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday, February 5, 2002 at 9:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Light Catholic Church, Msgr. David Fierro officiating. Pallbearers, Isaac, Zachariah, Anthony and Andrew Fierro, Francisco, Henry and Michael Rivera and Vincent Torres. Interment at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery.

 

PACE,  BILLIE O. 84, passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2002 in San Antonio, Texas. She was a lifelong resident of El Paso. She was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Willis L. Pace and son, John W. Satterfield. She is survived by her step-daughters and their husbands, Shirley and Thomas Fausnacht and Bobbi and Don Lange; daughter-in-law, Teddi Satterfield; 13 grand-children, 20 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren; brothers, Manuel and Anthony Padron and sisters, Mary Simpson, Rosa Gamez, Elena Lucas and Anita Reyes. Visitation will be on Monday, February 4, 2002 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home-Central . Funeral Service will be on Tuesday, February 5, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at Restlawn Mausoleum Chapel, Rev. Lelani Drake officiating. Interment in Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 4400 N. Mesa Ste# 9 El Paso, TX. 79902 in Billie's

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Caldwell, Ione Iris 86, passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2002, a residentof El Paso for over 50 years. Mrs. Caldwell worked for Ponder Insurance Agency and Rogers and Belding, was a past president of FIWT and a member of the Baptist faith. She is preceded in death by her parents, I.S. and Irene Linch and a brother, Roy L. Linch. Survived by husband, Joe M. Caldwell, brother, Talmage U. Linch of Floydada; sister, Mozelle Bice of Lubbock; nephews, Floyd Linch of Lubbock; Eugene Linch of Azle and niece, Theresa Guillmen of Lubbock. Family will received friends Tuesday, February 5 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Kaster-Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home, 8817 Dyer. Funeral service will be on Wednesday, February 6 at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Sam Binswanger. Burial is pending in Floydada, Texas.

 

SAENZ, MARK 28, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2002. Lifetime resident of El Paso, Texas. Survived by parents Elias and Dolores Saenz, brother Stephen Lee Saenz, nephew Brandon Lee Saenz, Friend Victor J. Mendoza, 1st cousin Viviana Rodriguez, maternal grandmother Maria Luz Escarcega, paternal grandmother Clementina Saenz P., aunts Maria Lourdez Hernandez, Josephina Saenz, uncles Oscar Saenz and Angel Saenz and several cousins. Mark will lie in state Wednesday, February 6, 2002 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, February 6, 2002 at Martin Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, February 7, 2002, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church. Honorary pallbearers Viviana Rodriguez, Angelica Carmona and Melissa Hernandez, Erica Orona and a very special little girl Isis Orona. Pallbearers will be Victor J. Mendoza, Stephen Lee Saenz, Matthew Hernandez, Salvador Hernandez, Elias Saenz and Francisco Aguayo. Burial at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery.

 

MARTINEZ, PATRICIO (PAT) went to be with his Lord and Savior on February 3, 2002. He was a 59 year resident of El Paso and a 30 year member of Templo La Hermosa. He was a Sgt. in the U.S. Army having served during World War II at Omaha Beach and Normandy Invasion. He was retired from Phelps Dodge after forty years service. He was preceded in death by his oldest son Orlando Martinez and is survived by his wife of 59 years, Velia Martinez and five children: Olivia Jepson of Phoenix, Arizona, Olga Andrews of Washington, D.C., Oscar Martinez of El Paso, Texas, Osvelia Murillo of Phoenix, Arizona, and Oswaldo Martinez of Phoenix, Arizona. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 6, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Templo La Hermosa. Funeral service will be Wednesday, February 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Templo La Hermosa, 7456 Alameda, El Paso, Texas. Military honors will be extended at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery on Friday, February 8, at 3:00 p.m. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598-3332

 

MARTIN, THOMAS WAYNE "Our country is in mourning for a solider died today...." 83, went to be with our Lord on Saturday, February 2, 2002. Thomas was born in Martin, TN and was a resident of El Paso since 1962. SFC Martin joined the Army on April 6, 1942 and served his country with tours of duty in Australia, New Guinea, Philippines, Japan and Korea. He was a World War II, Korean Conflict, and Vietnam Veteran and received many awards and meritorious decorations. SFC Martin retired from the U.S. Army after 24 years of service on December 31, 1966. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Elvira A. Martin; step-sons, Luis, Jaime, Roy and Dean; daughters, Mary, Patricia, Tommie and Susan; step-daughter, Sandra; several grandchildren and great grandchildren and a brother, James Louis Martin. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 5, 2002 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home - Central. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, February 6, 2002 at 9:30 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home - Central Chapel, Dr. Levi Price officiating. Interment at Evergreen East Cemetery with Full Military Honors.

 

Hegstad, Ruth Marie, age 94, of Staples, MN, formerly of Warroad, MN, died February 2nd, 2002, at the Greater Staples Hospital. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 5th, at 11:00 AM in Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery in Warroad, MN. Ruth is survived by her son, Richard (Virginia) Hegre of Staples, 3 step-daughters, Marian (Steve) Esnor of Sun City West, AZ, Alice (George) Geno and Juliana (Savio) Garcia both of El Paso, TX, and 14 Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, parents, and 2 brothers.

 

MIRELES, DAVID 52, passed away February 1, 2002. He was a Vietnam Veteran and a lifelong resident of El Paso. His wife Maria, and two daughters Diana and Stephanie survive him. Also survived by his parents, Concha and Joseph Steinhardt, brothers Frank, Tony, Jose, Ramon Mireles, Jesse Esparza and Richard Fazio, sisters Yolanda Castillo and Liz McCarthy, and several nieces and nephews. Mass of Resurrection will be today, February 5, 2002 at 12 noon at Little Flower Catholic Church with interment at Fort Bliss National Cemetery.

 

Parrott, Mrs. John B. nee Vera Louise Johnston of Fredericksburg passed away on Saturday February 2, 2002 in a San Antoino Care Facility at the age of 89 years. Mrs. Vera Parrott is survived by two daughters: Faye and Lawrence Dunn of Portales, New Mexico, Babs Parrott of Fredericksburg, two grandchildren: Scott Dunn of Grants, New Mexico, Jennifer Yankovich of Amarillo, Texas, two great grandchildren: Joshua and Jordan Yankovich of Amarillo. Preceded in death by her husband: Retired Col. U.S. Army John B. Parrott. Parents: Duncan and Edith Pou Johnston, One Brother: Two Sisters: Erby Johnston, Catherine Johnston, Wilma Johnston. The body will lie in state in the chapel of the Schaetter Funeral Home, Fredericksburg until 8:30 A.M. on Tuesday, February 5th and from 9:00 till 10:00 A.M. in the First Baptist Church, Fredericksburg with Funeral Services at 10:00 A.M. with the Rev. D.G. McCoury officiating. Graveside Services and Interment will be held on Thursday, February 7th in the Ft. Bliss National Cemetery, El Paso, Texas at 9:00 A.M. For those who so desire, you may make memorial contributions in her memory to the First Baptist Church, Fredericksburg or to the charity of your choice. The family will greet friends on Monday, February 4th from 4:00 till 6:00 P.M. in the chapel of the Schaetter Funeral Home, Fredericksburg.

 

COWART, CAROLYN, 72, passed away February 1, 2002. She has lived in El Paso since 1956 and was a retired bank officer at the former State National Bank. She will be remembered for her quick wit, great cooking and southern charm. Carolyn was preceded in death by her son, Raymond. She is survived by her husband, Lannis; son, Lanny and his wife Johanna; granddaughter Catherine, all in El Paso; granddaughter, Tara Boedeker and her husband, Steve, of Dallas; grandson, Christopher, of Denton; and great-grandchildren, Lauren and Colton Miller. She is also survived by her sister, Gloria Caudle and her husband Alec of Lake Seminole, FL and her brother, Lawrence Stalvey, of Albany, GA. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 6, at Fort Bliss Cemetery.

 

BEATTIE, BYRNECE passed away Feb. 2, 2002 in MO. Preceded in death by husband Roy C. Beattie. Member St. Paul Methodist Church on Edgemere. Memorial service Boyer Chapel, Bonne Terre, MO. Interment Rest Lawn Memorial Park at a later date.

 

URBINA,  MRS. MICAELA F. "MICA" was called home by our Heavenly Father on February 2, 2002. She was born in Santa Barbara, Chih., Mex. She was a resident of Sunland Park, N.M. for 42 years, was a member of San Martin de Porres Catholic Church. Mrs. Urbina was preceded in death by her husband Daniel Urbina Sr. She is survived by her seven children; Josefina Parga, Maria Elena Garcia (Victor), Andres Urbina (Martha), Socorro Urquidi (Jaime), Daniel Urbina Jr. (Sara), Alicia Tovar (Jaime), Jose Luis Urbina (Araceli), 22 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Visitation will be from 2 p.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday at Hillcrest Funeral Home on Doniphan. Rosary at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hillcrest Chapel, Funeral Mass will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at San Martin de Porres Church, (Sunland Park, N.M.). Pallbearers will be Andres Urbina, Daniel Urbina Jr., Jose Luis Urbina, Jaime Urquidi, Jaime Tovar, Victor Garcia, Gabriel Urbina and Luis Raul Parga. Interment will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME - DONIPHAN. 5054 DONIPHAN 587-0202

 

BEACH,  ELVINA 75, born in Chicago, IL., passed away on Friday, February 1, 2002. She was a long time resident of El Paso. Mrs. Beach is survived by her husband of 38 years, Rex Beach, daughter, Bonnie Newman and husband Jeffrey, grandchildren, Joseph and Laura, niece Mary Hermann, nephews Chester Jr., John and Gary Nawrocki. Also many great-nieces and nephews. Mrs. Beach loved roller skating and ice skating. Elvina was a member of the Chicago Figure Skating Club in the 1940's and 50's, where she participated in figure skating shows. Mrs. Beach will also be remembered for her love of animals. Generous to all and especially to her family. She will be greatly missed by everyone she knew. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, February 6, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Luke Methodist Church. Burial will be at a later date at River Hills Memorial Park in Batavia, IL. Memorial contributions may be made to the El Paso Arthritis Foundation.

 

Wieland,  Margaret L. 81, passed away Saturday, February 2, 2002. Mrs. Wieland was a lifelong resident of El Paso and was active with the Senior Citizen Center. Preceded in death by her husband Vincent J. Wieland in 1986. She is survived by her sons Lee E. Wieland and his wife Jeri, Donald J. Wieland and his wife Suzanne, sister June Chiumento, grandchildren Justin, Margie, Jennifer and Ashley Wieland. Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 6, 2002 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home West. Graveside service will be held Friday, February 8, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery.

 

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Collins, Walter 'Rip' Walt was born in Ajo, Arizona May 23, 1926. Walter was in the Navy Air Corps in the last year of World War II. After college he joined the Air Force. Before retiring 27 years later as a full Colonel, Walt had flown combat missions in World War II, Korea and Viet Nam. In 1963 he was nominated for consideration as one of the original seven astronauts. After retiring to Phoenix, Walt turned his energy to his second love, hunting and the outdoors. He is a founder charter member or life member of many of the prominent state and national affiliate organizations such as Arizona Bowhunters, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society, Arizona Mule Deer Association and the National Rifle Association. In 1995 the Arizona Game and Fish Commission named Walt Conservationist of the Year. In 2001 Walt was inducted into the Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame. Walter departed on his final flight January 27, 2002 in Phoenix, Arizona at the age of 75. He is survived by his son Gregory Collins, daughter Yvonne Colins and husband State Rep Pat Haggerty, daughter Yvette Collins, grandson James Collins, granddaughter Caroline Collins and extended family Joseph Weir, Allyson Weir, Denise Van Brocklin, and Laura Travis. He is preceded in death by two sons Craig Collins and Walt Collins. Walt's final resting place is the National Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix, Arizona.

 

SWORD, LUCILLE 88, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2002, was born on December 18, 1913 in Deming, New Mexico and moved to El Paso with her family in 1918. She taught school for 30 years including 24 years at Clardy Elementary. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Fred K. Sword and is survived by her daughters, Ginger, Patsy, Susie and Jeanie; two sons-in-law, Danny and Richard; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and her sister, Mary Helen. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 6, 2002 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Kaster-Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home, 8817 Dyer. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 7, at Asbury United Methodist Church with Pastor Glen Thyrion officiating. Interment at Fort Bliss National Cemetery.

 

Miller, Kenneth Dick 76, passed away on February 3, 2002. Mr. Miller was born in Detroit, MI and graduated from Bowling Green University. He was a resident of El Paso, TX and Ruidoso, NM. Mr. Miller was a WWII Veteran and served in the United States Navy. He was also a longtime employee of the KHEY radio group. Mr. Miller is survived by his son Mark Miller, daughters, Julie Mullaney and Caroline Bradbury and 3 grandchildren, and his brother Glenn Miller, Jr. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 7, 2002, from 10 am to 12 pm at Sunset Funeral Home West located at 480 N. Resler. A Graveside Service will follow at 1:30 pm at Fort Bliss National Cemetery with military honors. In lieu of flowers please send donations to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at 12850 Spurling Dr. Ste. 220 in Dallas, TX 75230. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home-West.

 

George, Dane of Austin, Texas, and formerly of El Paso, passed away suddenly on February 4, 2002. Dane was devoted first and foremost to his family, was a lifelong runner and an avid Longhorn fan. Dane is survived by his wife of 32 years, Susan George, his daughters, Stacy George and Kylie George, all of Austin; his mother, Patsy George; his grandmother, Lucille Hunt; and his brothers and sisters, Bryan, Randy and Susan; and Susan’s parents, Robert and Una Leighton. Born on January 4, 1949, Dane attended public schools in Richardson, Texas, graduated from the University of Arkansas and from the University of Texas School of Law. Dane was a partner in the El Paso office of Kemp Smith, P.C., from 1974 to 1998, and at the time of his death was Of Counsel to Haynes and Boone, L.L.P., in its Austin office, where he practiced in the Corporate-Securities section of the firm. A visitation will be held at Weed Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar, on Thursday, February 7 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday, February 8, at 2:00 p.m., in Austin at the Westlake Presbyterian Church, 7127 Bee Cave Road. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Jared Dunten Foundation at 828 West 6th Street, Austin, TX 78703.

 

ARELLANO, PAZ G. passed away on 2/3/02. She is survived by her son Raymundo Gomez, daughters: Nena Martinez & Martha Dewitt, sister Margaret Harp & Carmen Carrejo. 11 Grandchildren & 4 Great-Grandchildren. Visitation hours from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at El Paso Mission Funeral Home. Graveside services on Thursday at Mount Carmel Cemetery at 10 a.m. Arrangements by El Paso Mission Funeral Home.

 

PICCOLO,  ANTONIO "TONY" 68, passed away Sunday February 03, 2002. He was born in Naples, Italy and moved to the United States in 1976. He has resided in El Paso since 1983 and was a member of the Catholic Church. Mr. Piccolo was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Fourth Degree. He worked for Arris Corp. (previously Texscan Corp.) for twenty three years until October 2001. Mr. Piccolo is survived by his wife Ofelia M. Piccolo and son Frazer Piccolo. Other survivors include nieces Federica Manna, Valeria De Vitta and Alessandra Merlino all from Naples, Italy. Visitation will be held Wednesday February 06, 2002 from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm with a rosary service at 7:00 pm at Mt Carmel Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral mass will be held on Thursday February 07, 2002 at 10:00 am at St. Stephens Catholic Church. Interment will be at Restlawn Cemetery. Thanks to all the staff of Hospice of El Paso for their support and help and special thanks to Patty Reisner RN for her great support during my husband's last minutes of his life.

 

BIMLER, VIOLET J. 88, passed away February 4, 2002. Preceded in death by her husband Joseph E. Bimler, in September 1998. Survived by son; Tim and wife Mary Ann Bimler; grandchildren, Joe Bimler and wife Nicole, Katherine Bimler, Megan Bimler, John Bimler. Several nieces and nephews. Violet was a nurse in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Funeral Mass will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 7, 2002 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 625 Nottingham Oaks Trail, Rite of Committal: 2:00 p.m. Friday, Fort Bliss National Cemetery, El Paso, Texas. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to American Lung Association, 2425 W. Loop South, Suite #300, Houston, Texas 77027. She was a longtime resident of Ysleta and a member of the Catholic Church, Sisters of the Good Shepherd Convent and Adoracion Nocturna. Mrs. Uribarri was preceded in death by her husband, Luis Uribarri, son, Luis Alfonso Uribarri and sister, Pilar Jordan. She is survived by her son, Jorge Horacio Uribarri, daughters, Irma Yolanda Diaz, Romelia A. Gomez, 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Visitation will be Thursday, February 7, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home Carolina. Recitation of the rosary will be Thursday, February 7, at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral mass will be Friday, February 8 at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Luis Alfonso Uribarri Jr., Miguel Angel Uribarri, Marco Antonio Diaz, Jorge Diaz Jr., Jorge Horacio Uribarri II and Joe Guajardo. Interment will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Directed by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 Carolina 598-3332.

 

OSEFINA URIBARRI, 91, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2002 in El Paso. he was a longtime resident of Ysleta and a member of the Catholic Church, Sisters of the Good Shepherd Convent and Adoracion Nocturna. Mrs. Uribarri was preceded in death by her husband, Luis Uribarri, son, Luis Alfonso Uribarri and sister, Pilar Jordan. She is survived by her son, Jorge Horacio Uribarri, daughters, Irma Yolanda Diaz, Romelia A. Gomez, 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Visitation will be Thursday, February 7, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home Carolina. Recitation of the rosary will be Thursday, February 7, at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral mass will be Friday, February 8 at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Luis Alfonso Uribarri Jr., Miguel Angel Uribarri, Marco Antonio Diaz, Jorge Diaz Jr., Jorge Horacio Uribarri II and Joe Guajardo. Interment will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Directed by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 Carolina 598-3332.

 

Javier G. Pedroza Sr., 79, passed away Monday, February 4, 2002 Preceded in death by wife Esperanza C. Pedroza, daughter Bernadette Ortega. Mr. Pedroza was the Head Tailor at Union Fashion Mens Store, a true master at his trade who retired in 1987. Survived by sons Javier P. Pedroza Jr., Cristobal Pedroza, Sergio Pedroza Sr., Hector P. Pedroza Sr., Oscar R. Pedroza and Daniel M. Pedroza, daughter Patricia A. Palomino, 22 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Mr. Pedroza will lie in state Thursday, February 7, 2002 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. Thursday, February 7, 2002 at Martin Chapel. Funeral Mass will be at 12:00 p.m. Friday, February 8, 2002 at St. Patrick Cathedral. Sons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers will be Frank Palomino Sr. and Nieson DeAngelo. Burial at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Our father is now reunited with our mother. Today they celebrate in heaven their 53rd Wedding Anniversary with their Lord Jesus. They are now "Eternally Together." Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad!

 

SCOTT, VERBAL E. 71, and LOTTIE MAE SCOTT, 70, lifelong residents of the Cloudcroft area, died Sunday, February 3, 2002, at their home in Cloudcroft. Both were members of pioneer families that came to Otero County in the late 1890s. Verbal was born November 4, 1930 in Mayhill to Irvin "Doggie" and Lillie (Gililland) Scott. Lottie was born July 12, 1932 in Cloudcroft to Carl Wesley and Ora Aileen (Bookout) Hansen. Both were graduates of Cloudcroft High School, Verbal in 1948, and Lottie in 1950. They married May 20, 1950 in Alamogordo, and Verbal enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and went to Korea. In 1962 they purchased Cortez Gas and started Scotty LPG, Inc., which their family continues to own and operate in Cloudcroft. Verbal and Lottie have been quite active in Cloudcroft, both having served on the School Board and the Village Council. They were also members of the Chamber of Commerce and the Sideliners. While they enjoyed traveling, Verbal also liked working on the family homestead in 16 Springs Canyon, while Lottie enjoyed her children and grandchildren. They are survived by two sons, Chris Scott and his wife Traci, and Tim Scott, all of Cloudcroft; a daughter, Wendy McCuiston and her husband Brent of San Antonio, Texas; and five Grand-children, Sara Petrzelka who is attending Texas A & M, Ryan and Clay Scott of Cloudcroft, and Jorden and Cole Scott of Cloudcroft. Verbal also survived by a brother, Ronald Scott of Alamogordo; and a sister-in-law, Carolyn Scott of Cloudcroft. He was preceded in death by his parents; and by a brother, Leonard Scott. Lottie is also survived by a sister-in-law, Wanda Hansen of Alamogordo. She was preceded in death by her parents; and by a brother, Bill Dick Hansen. A memorial service will be conducted Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the Cloudcroft High School Gymnasium with Wesley Lane officiating. The family requests that those attending the service dress casually. Should friends desire, contributions may be made to the Lottie & Verbal Scott Memorial Scholarship, c/o Western Bank in Cloudcroft or Alamogordo. Services are under the direction of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home, 1334 N. Scenic Dr., Alamogordo.

 

MILLER, S. PHILLIP 61, passed away February 2, 2002. Mr. Miller was a life long resident of El Paso, Texas. He graduated from El Paso High School in 1959, and attended the University of Texas at El Paso. In 1961 Phil was employed by the Newspaper Printing Corporation (publisher of the El Paso Times and Herald Post) as an Apprentice Pressman. He worked his way up to Pressroom Foreman, and then to Superintendent of Operations for the night shift. After twenty eight years of service, Phil retired from the Newspaper and, after attending El Paso Community College for specialized training in HVAC Maintenance, started his own business, "Phil's Fixit Shop". Phil specialized in plumbing, electrical and appliance repair, as well as heating and cooling systems main-tenance. He remained active in his business until shortly before his death. Mr. Miller is preceded in death by his parents, Sam Miller and Loretto Waddell Miller, and nephew, David Waddell Schillinger. He is survived by his wife, Carol Ann Miller, sister Peggy Schillinger and husband Bill, nephew Kenneth W. Schillinger and wife Patricia, great nephew Kevin Schillinger, step daughters Tammy Jacobs and Barbara Castallone, grandchildren Mason Jacobs and Diana Castallone, cousin Carolyn De Lisser and husband Chrys, and their children and grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. Memorial service will be held Saturday, February 9, 2002 at 11 o'clock at Martin Funeral Home West. Donations may be made to a favorite charity. Interment to follow at Memory Gardens of the Valley Cemetery.

 

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Ennis, CW4 John J. US Army retired, died Sunday, February 3, 2002. He was formerly from El Paso and recently moved to Apopka, Florida. He is survived by his wife, Gladys and daughter, Eileen. Mr. Ennis was born in New York, New York and served proudly for 26 years. In the following years he worked for the Army at Ft. Bliss until his retirement in 1996. He will be interred in the National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, New York 10016.

 

AGUILERA,  LUCIA M. 53, passed away February 4, 2002. She was a lifelong resident of El Paso. She retired from Levi Strauss. Preceded in death by her husband Heriberto Aguilera, her parents Ramon and Hilaria Marquez. She is survived by her sons, Ramon Marquez and Roberto Aguilera, daughters, Gila, Angie and Cecilia Aguilera, sister Felicitas Meckling, grandchildren, Christopher and Israel Puga, Amber Vacio and Dezeray Ignacio. Visitation will be Friday from 12 noon to 7 p.m. and prayer service from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mt. Franklin Funeral Home (3707 Pershing Dr.) Chapel service will be Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at Mt. Franklin Funeral Home Chapel with interment to be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

 

Chavez,  Mrs. Celia L. 77, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2002 in a local hospital. She was a longtime resident of El Paso and a member of San Antonio Catholic Church. Mrs. Chavez was preceded in death by her brother, Eduardo Lucero. She is survived by her loving husband, Perfecto Chavez. Daughter, Lourdes Boatright and husband Robert. Grand-children, Sarah Boatright and Lauren Boatright. Brother, Florencio Lucero. Sister, Maria Isabel Oropeza. Visitation will be Thursday from 2 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 11:15 a.m. at San Antonio Catholic Church. Members of the family will serve as Pallbearers. Interment will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Directed by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 Carolina Drive. 598-3332.

 

Villalobos,  Carlotta 87, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2002. Longtime resident of El Paso, Texas. Preceded in death by husband Ramon Villalobos, parents Luis and Maria Aguilar, brother Luis Aguilar, sister Marcella Gonzalez. Survived by sons Leo Villalobos and Luis Villalobos, grandchildren Mark Villalobos, Matthew Villalobos, Michelle Villalobos, Joshua Villalobos and Isaac Villalobos, sister Aurora Garcia, nieces Corina Woody, Minnie Pena and nephew Fernando Garcia Jr. Mrs. Villalobos visitation will be on Thursday, February 7, 2002 from 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Central. Rosary Service will be at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, February 7, 2002 at Martin Chapel. Funeral Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. at St. Pius Catholic Church. Msgr. Arturo Banuelas officiating. Burial at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of El Paso 3901 N. Mesa, El Paso, TX 79902.

 

Higdon,  Mary Kathryn November 11, 1923-February 2, 2002, fifty four (54) year resident of El Paso passed away in Dallas, Texas on Tuesday, February 5, 2002. Mrs. Higdon was born in Lafayette, Indiana on November 11, 1923. She is survived by her husband of fifty nine (59), Ted Hidgon, her daughters, Marilou Calabrese and Linda Sherman, three (3) grandchildren, Todd Ruggirello, Mica Calabrese, Katie Calabrese and her great-granddaughter, Jade Ruggirello. Mary Higdon was a nursing home admini-strator and a founding member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in El Paso. She will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Services will be held in Dallas, exact arrangements are pending.

 

MUNDY,  SUSAN J. 47, passed away Monday, February 5, 2002, a resident of El Paso 8 1/2 years. She taught at Parkland Elementary School and was a member of St. Clements Episcopal Church. Susan is survived by her husband, Gary D. Mundy, daughter, Adrianne Mundy and son, Andrew Mundy. She is also survived by her 3 brothers, Dennis White of Anchorage, AK, Danny White and Steven White and her sister, Tricia Wauson all of Phoenix, AZ and her parents, Herschal and Margaret White of Prescott, AZ. Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, February 8th at St. Clements Episcopal Church with The Rev. Philip Jones officiating. Cremation arrangements by Kaster-Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home. Memorial Contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 2829 Montana Ave., El Paso, TX 79903.

 

MILES, MSG. LEVI III, U.S. ARMY (RET.), 68, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2002. Mr. Miles retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years of service. He served during the Korean War and the Vietnam Conflict. While in the Army he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Good Conduct Medal 5th Award, Army Occupation Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal. Mr. Miles is survived by his wife, Josephine Strong Miles, daughters, Natalie Sabrena Reveles and Raagan Alicia Miles and one grandchild. Visitation will be on Thursday, February 7, 2002 from 5 pm until 9 pm at Sunset Funeral Home-N.E. located at 4631 Hondo Pass, El Paso, Texas. Funeral service will be at 12 pm Friday, February 8, 2002 at Vineyard Christian Fellowship Church at 6115 Transmountain, Dale Walker will officiate. Graveside service will follow at 1:30 pm at Fort Bliss National Cemetery with full military honors.

 

MADRID, SANDI [or Sandra] 37, went with our Lord on Tuesday, February 5, 2002. Sandi was born on November 4, 1964 in El Paso, TX. Sandi was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin and good friend to many. She was a graduate of Riverside High School, El Paso Community College and the Disney Institute. She was a Travel Consultant and had worked at Airway Travel and Buck Rogers. She was presently employed by America West Airlines, where she received numerous awards including Outstanding Performance in Leadership and more recently, the Gold Star Award for Outstanding Performance. Sandi was preceded in death by her beloved grandfather, Manuel Flores, and father, Ernesto Madrid. She is survived by her mother, Janey Madrid; brother, Michael Madrid; nephews, Mykal and Danyl Madrid; grandmother, Rafaela Mena Flores; aunts, Dolores Sandoval, Cecilia Flores-Wiltrout, Elizabeth F. Cardona and Carmen Lerma; uncles, Manny Flores, Jr., Carlos Flores, Phillip Flores and Gene Flores, many cousins and countless friends. Sandi will be remembered for her tremendous courage, generous spirit, love for life and devotion to family and friends. Visitation will be Friday, February 8, 2002 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with the Rosary Service at 7:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home - Central Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Saturday, February 9, 2002 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Cathedral. Pallbearers, Manny Flores, Jr., Manny Flores III, Phillip Flores, Gene Flores, Stephen Sandoval, John Sandoval, David Flores and Tony Cardona, Jr. Honorary Pallbearers, Carlos Flores, Eugene Franco, Arturo Gonzalez, Arturo Gonzalez, Jr., Angel Torres and Jim Wiltrout. Entombment in Mt. Carmel Mausoleum. Memorial donations can be made to the El Paso Cancer Treatment Center, 1901 Grandview Avenue, El Paso, TX 79902 in Sandi's memory.

 

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MONTES,  FRANCISCO 67, passed away in El Paso on February 6, 2002. He was born in Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua and was a resident of El Paso for 30 years. He was a retired engineer. Mr. Montes is survived by his wife Norma L. Montes. His 2 sons Francisco A. Montes and Daniel Montes. His daughter Judith Maria Montes and 3 grandchildren. Visitation will be held Friday, February 8, 2002 from 4 to 9 PM with a rosary at 7 pm at Sunset Funeral Home-West, Chapel of Remembrance located at 480 N. Resler. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, February 9, 2002 at 2 PM at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church with Father Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen East Cemetery. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home-West.

 

MUNOZ,  MRS. MARTHA ALICIA 44, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2002 in a local hospital. She was a lifelong resident of El Paso and a member of the Catholic Church. Mrs. Munoz was a Real Estate Broker. She is survived by her husband, Nick Munoz. Sons, Christopher Nick Munoz and Erik Shane Munoz. Daughters, Melissa Nicole Munoz, Karla Marie Munoz and Ivanee Gabrielle Munoz. Parents, Rudy and Maria Hernandez. Brothers, Rudy Hernandez and Hector Hernandez. Sister, Rosa Ortiz. Grandparents, Socorro Hernandez and Luz Gurrola. Visitation will be Friday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home - Carolina. Recitation of the Rosary will be Friday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Nick Munoz, Jr., Christopher Nicolas Munoz, Rodolfo Hernandez, Manuel R. Hernandez, Hector Hernandez, Rudy Hernandez III, Jesus Gurrola and Erik Shane Munoz. Interment will be in Evergreen East Cemetery. Directed by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 Carolina Drive. 598-3332.

 

Perez,  Andrea "Nana" 89, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2002 in a local hospital. She was a longtime resident of El Paso and was a member of the Catholic Church. Mrs. Perez is survived by her daughter, Edna M. Sorensen and husband George. Grand-children, Jean Sorensen and husband Sean and Rose Maldonado and husband Jesus. Great Grandchildren, Deckard Sorensen, Warren Sorensen and Olivia Maldonado. Sisters, Eusebia Perez, Francisca Garcia and Mercedes Vargas. Visitation will be Friday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home - Carolina. Recitation of the Rosary will be Friday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Saturday at 9 a.m. at St. Raphael Catholic Church. Members of the family will serve as pallbearers. Interment will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME - CAROLINA. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598-3332

 

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RHODES, JAY WARREN 76, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2002 in El Paso. He was a resident of El Paso since 1976. Mr. Rhodes retired from Guyners Printing and served as a Merchant Marine during World War II. He is survived by his wife Ginna Rhodes. Brother, Robert Rhodes and several nieces and nephews. Memorial Service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home - Doniphan Chapel. Mr. Rhodes will be cremated and his interment will be private. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME - DONIPHAN. 5054 DONIPHAN DR. 587-0202

 

LARA, ESTHER 77, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2002. She was a resident of El Paso for 68 years and a member of the Catholic Church. Mrs. Lara was preceded in death by her husband Octavio Lara. She is survived by her daughter, Beatrice Lara Meissner, sons, Ruben E. Lara, Frank Lara and Richard Lara, sister, Guadalupe Flores, brother, Teo Lira, Grandchildren, Debbie, Terry, Josephina, Irene, Ruth, Gina, Christina, Esther, Jerimia, Jerry, Joel, Benjamin and Michael and 4 Great Grandchildren. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. with Rosary at 5:30 p.m. at Mt. Franklin Funeral Home (3707 Pershing Dr.) Funeral Mass will be Monday at 1 p.m. at All Saints Catholic Church. Interment will be in Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

 

BORGEMENKE,  VIRGINIA "JEAN" L. 69, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2002 in El Paso. She was a long time resident of El Paso and was a member of the Catholic Church. Mrs. Borgemenke was a longtime teacher most recently teaching for the El Paso Independent School District. She was preceded in death by her husband Giles E. Borgemenke. She is survived by her son, Arthur Borgemenke and wife Gloria, grandson, Edward, brother, Joseph La Pille. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home - Carolina. Recitation of the Rosary will be Sunday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Monday at 9:30 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Members of the family will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Child Crisis Center of El Paso, 2100 N. Stevens St., El Paso, Texas 79930. Interment will be in Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME - CAROLINA. 1060 CAROLINA DR.

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ACOSTA, FRANK D. 42, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2002. Lifetime resident of El Paso, Texas. Mr. Acosta graduated from El Paso High school, was an R.O.T. C. Sgt., worked for LMC Task Masters and the El Paso Times selling paper. Preceded in death by paternal grandparents Salvador and Agapita Acosta, maternal grandparents Guillermo W. and wife Maria A. Barragan, uncle Jesus and wife Delia Barragan and uncle Robert Barragan. Survived by parents Frank G. and Trinidad B. Acosta, sister Mary Jean and husband Miguel Gallegos, brother John David Acosta and niece Vivian Jean Gallegos and nephew Issac Miguel Gallegos, uncle Guillermo R. and wife Debbie Barragan and cousins, adopted aunt Emma Munoz, godchildren Pedro E., Salvador Velasco and Brianna Castillo. Special thanks to Dr. Edward C. Juarez & Dr. S. Aguirre and their staff and Ms. Guila Francis. Mr. Acosta will like in state Sunday, February 10, 2002 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Central. Rosary services will be held at 6:00 p.m. Sunday will be held at 6:00 p.m. Sunday, February 10, 2002 by Deacon Kenneth Flynn at Martin Chapel. Funeral mass will be held at 9:15 a.m. Monday, February 11, 2002 at St. Patrick Cathedral. Fr. Pablo Mata officiating. Pallbearers will be Pedro E. Velasco, John David Acosta, Miguel Gallegos, Fabian, William and Jesus Barragan. Burial at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

 

AGUIRRE, ROSA LINDA "ROSIE" 50, went to be with our Lord on Thursday, February 7, 2002. Rosie was a lifelong resident of El Paso and was a member of the Catholic Church. She was employed by El Paso Independent School District and The Lighthouse for the Blind. Rosie was an avid Dallas Cowboy fan. She is preceded in death by her parents, Agustin and Aurora Aguirre, and is survived by her son, Salvador Aguirre; sisters, Maria Briseno and her husband, Tomas, Susana Gray and Sandra Mora and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be on Monday, February 11, 2002 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with the Rosary Service at 6:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Central Chapel. Funeral mass will be on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Pallbearers, Javier Parra, Steven Anderson, Angel Parra, Erik Briseno, Cory Beebe and Tomas Briseno. Interment at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. She was a sweet and gentle lady and will be missed by al who loved her....

 

ANDRADE, LAURA 66, passed away on February 7, 2002. She was a life long resident of El Paso. Mrs. Andrade is survived by her husband Antonio R. Andrade. She is also survived by her son and daughters in law, Antonio Jr. and Rose Marie Andrade of Los Alamos, NM, David William and Maria Dolores Andrade of El Paso, TX. Her daughters and sons in law, Patricia Ann Andrade and Hank Walker of Yarrow Point, WA, Lorena Marie and John F. Zuniga of El Paso, TX. Her grandchildren Tony Aaron, James Allen, Gabriel, Daniel, Michael David, Christopher John, Laura, David, Kathleen and Sarah. She is also survived by her brothers, Ismael, Wilfrido, Luis III, Reymundo and Carlos Ochoa. Sisters Lucila Morales, Alicia Montes, Margie Rosilez, Amelia Herrera, Elva Ochoa, Rosa Zubia, Lily Jimenez, Rita Herrera and Gloria Lopez. Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2002, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home West. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, February 11, 2002 at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Silva Officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Family will be serving as pall-bearers. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home West.

 

CAPELLAS, EDMUND JASSON SANTOS was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on February 4, 1941 and left this world to join the Lord on February 6, 2002. Mr. Capellas retired as Chief Warrant Officer from the U.S. Army after 20 years of service. During his tenure with the U.S. military, Mr. Capellas served in the Vietnam Conflict and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Bonze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal. He was then employed by the U.S. Department of Defense and served in Desert Storm as a Patriot Missile Defense System Specialist. Most recently he served as a Logistical Management Specialist. Mr. Capellas is preceded in death by his father Edmund Santos Capellas, and his brother, Thomas Capellas. He is survived by his wife Helga Capellas, mother, Mrs. Eloise Capellas, sister Judy Gerard and husband Kehau Gerard and their children Cher and Nicholas, daughters Ramona Beard and husband Andy Beard, Leilani Capellas, Nicole Smith and husband Bryan Smith and granddaughters Kirstie Beard and Sienna Capellas. Mr. Capellas will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, and "Opa". He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. Visitation will be on Sunday February 10, 2002 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with the Rosary Service at 7:00 p.m. at Harding Orr & McDaniel Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be Monday February 11, 2002 at 9:30 a.m. at San Antonio Catholic Church. Graveside services will follow at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kehau Gerard, Jack Yurko, Dwaine Halmos, Bob Adkins, Johnathan Saulters, and Andy Beard.

 

CARILLO,  FLORENTINO H. 81, died Thursday, February 7, 2002. Born in Hanover, N.M. he resided in Sierra Blanca, Texas for 30 years before moving to El Paso where he was a longtime resident. Florentino is survived by his beloved wife, Eva, of 61 years; brothers, Santiago, Leo, Alfredo and 1 sister, Elvira Lopez. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and a very special extended family which included his "Columbo", Grenuda, Bubba, Nannie, Junior, Joann, Ruly, Christe, Veronica and Anna. While serving in the United States Army during World War II, Florentino was honored with the American Theater Medal, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with 3 Bronze Battle Stars, Purple Heart Medal and 1 overseas Service Bar. He was a Prisoner of War and a disabled veteran. Tino was retired from civil service, but explored many other endeavors to keep himself out of mischief. To those that knew him well, we knew that mischief was his favorite past time. He touched many peoples lives with great sincerity. We hope you will join us in bidding our last farewell to the toughest soldier we know! Visitation will be held from 4-9 p.m. Sunday, February 10, 2002 with the recital of the rosary at 7 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home East. Mass of the resurrection will be at 1:15 p.m. Monday, February 11, 2002 at St. Paul Catholic Church, 7424 Mimosa. He will be laid to rest at Fort Bliss National Cemetery with military Honors. Pallbearers will include Javier Melendez, Rogelio Carrillo, Alberto Grijalva, Jason Grijalva, Jose Lopez Jr., and Raul Bueno Jr. Honorary Pallbearers include Manuel Bustamante, Robert Savedra Sr., Angel Lujan Jr, Angel Lujan III, and Matthew Dadich. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home East.

 

CROUCH, MAXINE ELIZABETH 92, passed away Friday, February 8, 2002 in a local hospital. She was a resident of El Paso since 1953 and was a member of St. Luke's Methodist Church. Mrs. Crouch was a retired salesperson for Francis Bounds Dress Shop. She was an avid bridge player and was one of the best female golfer in El Paso in the 1950's. Mrs. Crouch was an artist and a sports enthusiast. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hiter Crouch. She is survived by her sons, Harry Hiter Crouch and wife Marie and Donald Wayne Crouch. Daughter, Carolyn Bryant and husband Tom. 3 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren. Funeral Service will be Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Luke's Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME - CAROLINA. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598-3332

 

ENGER, GAYLE JANET PAYETTE 47, passed away on the sixth day of February 2002, after a courageous battle with cancer. Gayle was born to Robert and Janet Payette on December 29, 1954, at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. She was preceded in death by her father. Gayle resided in El Paso from 1981. A graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso in 1985, she taught kindergarten at Roberts Kohlberg schools for fifteen years. Gayle was married to Thomas F. Enger on July 29, 1987, at Waimea Falls, Oahu. She is survived by her husband and daughters, Marisha Gene Hicks and Alison Sarah Hicks and by her stepson Paul Thomas Enger. She is also survived by her mother and stepfather, Janet and Robert Perry, of Waupaca, Wisconsin, and by her brothers, John and Thomas Payette. A memorial service was held for family members at her home. Should friends desire, contributions may be made in Gayle's memory to Thomas F. Enger FBO College Fund, c/o 609 E. Robinson, El Paso, Texas, 79902, which has been established for the education of her daughters. We who are bereaved will love and miss her every day of our lives.

 

FREDDIE, JAMES EVERETT 81, passed away on Tuesday, February 05, 2002. He was a longtime resident of El Paso and member of the Catholic Church. Mr. Freddie is survived by his wife Alexzenia Freddie; four sons, James, Earl Willis, Dwight and Jeffery J. Freddie; two daughters Pearlette Turner and Alexzenia Williams; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2002 from 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. with a rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Martin FuneralHome East. A funeral mass will be held on Monday, February 11, 2002 at 12:00 p.m. at San Antonio Catholic Church. Burial will take place at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery.

 

GARZA-PENA, MAGGIE LOUISE, 83, passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2002. She was born in Marfa, Texas and was a longtime resident of El Paso. Mrs. Garza-Pena was dedicated to her home and her family. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Manuel Garza Pena, Jr. She is survived by sons, Frank Edward Dutchover and Richard Salcido; daughter, Marie Garza-Pena; 13 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; brothers, John, Henry and Edward Dutchover; sisters, Mary Barchenger, Emma Evans, Dorothy Perez and Sue Consoll. Visitation will be held from 4-9 p.m. on Sunday, February 10, 2002 with the recital of the rosary at 7 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home East, Chapel of Peace. Mass of the resurrection will be said at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 11, 2002 at Santo Nino de Atocha Catholic Church, 219 South Clark. Interment will be at Evergreen East Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mario A. Martinez, Gilbert K. Martinez, Edward F. Dutchover, John Evans, Luis Juarez, Max Rodriguez. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home East.

 

JIMENEZ, FERNANDO ALBERT 58, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2002. Mr. Jimenez was a lifelong resident of El Paso. He is survived by his mother, Dora R. Jimenez; daughter, Camille Jimenez; brothers, Tony and George Jimenez; several cousins, nieces and nephews; Amparo Rubi, Hope Benitez and Martha Cervantez and his longtime companion and friend Jewell Lopez. Visitation will be held on Monday, February 11, 2002 from 4-9 p.m. with the recital of the Rosary at 7:30 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home East, Chapel of Peace. Mass of the resurrection will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with time pending. Interment will be at Evergreen East Cemetery. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home East.

 

MIRANDA, REV. MSGR. RAFAEL 69, passed away Friday February 8, 2002 in a local hospital. Msgr. Miranda was born on December 1, 1932 in Arnedo, La Roja, Spain. He received his Priesthood formation at the Augustinian Rocollect Seminary and was ordained into the Priesthood on July 25, 1956 in Marcilla, Navarra, Spain. In March of 1957 he was sent to Mexico where he served as a missionary priest for more than 16 years. He came to the Diocese of El Paso in 1973 and was named administrator and later Pastor of Cristo Rey Church. In February of 1982 he became Pastor of Our Lady of the Light Church. Msgr. Miranda was elevated by the Holy Father, John Paul II, to the rank of Monsignor on May 3, 1988. In September 1988 he was assigned to San Judas Tadeo Church where he was currently serving as Pastor. He is survived by his brothers, Rev. Fr. Angel Miranda and Jesus Miranda and wife, Paquita. Sister, Petra Miranda Miranda. Msgr. Miranda is also survived by his nieces and nephew, Marivico, Ana Christina, Conchita, Jesus and Soraya Miranda. Visitation will be Monday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at San Judas Tadeo Catholic Church. Vigil Services will be Monday at 7 p.m. at San Judas Tadeo Catholic Church. Concelebrated Mass of the Resurection will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Cathedral with Most Reverend Armando X. Ochoa, Bishop of El Paso principle celebrant. Priests from the Diocese of El Paso will serve as pallbearers. Interment will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME DONIPHAN CHAPEL. 5054 Doniphan Dr. 587-0202

 

TORRES, JUAN 92, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2002. Longtime resident of El Paso, Texas. Mr. Torres served in the U.S. Army during WWII and retired after 30 years of employment at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his beloved mother, brothers and sisters. "Uncle Johnny" was more of a surrogate father and grandfather to his surviving nephew and nieces, especially Olga Ortega who was raised in his home and Joe Carillo Jr. who assisted with his care and had several other nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, great great nieces and nephews. Mr. Torres will lie in state Monday, February 11, 2002 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. at Martin Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Joe Carrillo Jr., Richard Carrillo, Joe Torres Jr., Manuel Gomez Jr., Antonio Alvarado and Rogelio Orozco. Burial at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery.

 

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GORRELL, EVELYN RUTH 84, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2002 in El Paso. She was a resident of El Paso since 1956 and was a member of the Valley View Baptist Church. She was a retired teacher having taught at Valley View Christian School. Mrs. Gorrell was preceded in death by her husband Loran E. Gorrell and son William L. Gorrell. She is survived by her daughters, Linda Gorrell Fraser, Beth Gorrell Conlin, Nancy Gorrell Nelson and Nita Gorrell Loyd. Grandchildren, Kimberly Hurley, Kevin Conlin, Langdon Gorrell, Jason Loyd and Tracy Loyd. Great Grandchildren, Jason Tadano, Meagan Hurley, Leighann Hurley, Jonathan Tadano, Ryan Hurley, Logan Conlin, Nathan Hurley and William Gorrell II. Brother, Duane Lewis. Sisters, Doris Wells, Marianna Derr, Norma Hatridge and Nelda Farthing. Graveside Service will be Tuesday with time pending at Restlawn Memorial Park. Honorary Pallbearers will be Kevin Conlin, Langdon Gorrell, Jason Loyd, Ron Loyd, Ron Nelson, Fred Fraser, Bill Pickett, and John Hurley. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to La Mariposa Hospice or The American Cancer Society of El Paso. Interment will be in Restlawn Memorial Park. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME-CAROLINA. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598-3332.

 

GUTIERREZ, ISIDRO "Chilo" Sr., 76 passed away Saturday February 9, 2002, a resident of El Paso since 1972, he owned and operated Chilos Radiator Shop and was a member of the Catholic faith. Mr. Gutierrez is survived by his wife; Manuela, children; Ruth Muller and husband Larry, Isidro "Chilo" Jr. and wife Sandra. Esther Drummond and fiance Osvaldo Esparza, four grandchildren, brother; Jose Reyes. Visitation will be Monday at Restlawn Funeral Home 4848 Alps from 4 PM to 9 PM. with Rosary recited at 7 PM. Funeral Mass will be said Tuesday at 9 AM at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with burial to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

 

OCHOA, ALFREDO 75, passed away Friday, February 8, 2002 in El Paso. He was a longtime resident of El Paso. Mr. Ochoa was the owner of Best Floor Covering Co. and was a Veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II. He was preceded in death by his son Alfredo Ochoa, Jr and brothers Jimmy and Robert Ochoa. He is survived by his wife, Maria Elena Ochoa. Sons, Richard Ochoa and Joseph James Carrillo. Daughters, Irene Sanchez, Ofie Seymore, and Lety Perez. Grandchildren, Missy Ross, Kristen Carrillo, Simon Sanchez, Sharon Sanchez, and Priscilla Perez. Great Grandchildren, Noah James Ross and Farica Simona Garcia. Brothers, George Ochoa and Armando Ochoa. Sisters, Rosa Gonzalez, Cecilia Quinn and Martha Clevenger. Visitation will be Monday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home-Carolina. Prayer Service will be Monday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral Service will be Tuesday at 8:45 a.m. at Hillcrest Chapel with Pastor Gary Wilcox officiating. Pallbearers will be Joseph Carrillo, Richard Ochoa, Eric Seymore, Dr. James Ross, Simon Sanchez, George Ochoa, and Armando Ochoa. Interment will be in Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME-CAROLINA. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598-3332

 

SHADLE, CARMEN 50, passed away Saturday February 9, 2002 in a local hospital. She was a life long resident of El Paso and a member of the Catholic Church. Mrs. Shadle had been employed as a medical transcriber. Survivors husband Patrick Shadle. Children Rick Shadle, Vanessa M. Shadle and Jennifer A. Tyson. Grandchildren Jacqueline Tyson, Calvin Shadle and Spencer Shadle. Parents Jose David Chavez and Nelly I. Chavez. Brothers: David Chavez and Art Infante. Sisters: Elizabeth Castaneda and Rebecca Campos. Visitation will be Monday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home Doniphan chapel. Recitation of the rosary will be Monday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Doniphan chapel. Funeral mass will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at St. Patrick Cathedral. Pallbearers will be David Chavez, Art Infante, John Campos, Rick Shadle, Pat Shadle and Morris Tyson. Interment will be in Memory Gardens of the Valley. Directed by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME DONIPHAN. 5054 Doniphan Dr. 587-0202

 

TOWER, RENA ANN 79, passed away Wednesday February 6, 2002, she was an El Paso resident since 1959 and a member of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church for 35 years. Mrs. Tower is survived by; husband; Douglas E. Tower Jr., son; Paul Tower, daughter; Maryanne Quevedo and husband Robert, grandchildren; Shelly, Austin, Angela, Stormy and Taryn, great-grandchildren; Megan and Heather, two sisters; and two brothers and numerous nieces and nephews in the New England area. Funeral Mass will be said Tuesday at 10:00 AM. at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church; 10000 Pheasant Road with burial at Fort Bliss National Cemetery.

 

WALTERMIRE, ELSA B. born December 28, 1913, passed away February 9, 2002. Elsa retired as a secretary for the El Paso I.S.D., former member of Trinity First United Methodist Church; El Paso Womens Club, P.E.O., daughters of the Confederacy, and the El Paso Archealogical Society. She is survived by husband; Marcus Waltermire, daughter; Betty Anne Bell. Granddaughters; Regina and Dasha Bell, son; Mark B. Waltermire, sister; Ruby Lewis, nieces and nephews. Private Funeral Services held at Restlawn Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Wesley Fellowship Class c/o Trinity First United Methodist Church El Paso.

 

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PINA, MERCEDES "MECHE" FIGUEROA 77, passed away February 8, 2002 in Hutchinson, KS. She was a lifetime resident of Hutchinson, a homemaker, a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and the Ladies Altar Society. She was preceded in death by her husband Amado Pina Jr., sister Eva Reyes and parents. Survived by sons William "Bill", Victor, Arthur G., Arnold T, all of Hutchinson, Amado III & Marty G. both of Wichita; daughters Rosemary Aleman & Laura Rangel both of Hutchinson; brother Ignacio Figueroa, Hutchinson; sisters Juanita Figueroa & Barbara Garcia both of Hutchinson, Jovita Vasquez Guanajuato, Mexico, 18 grandchildren, 9 great great grandchildren. Visitation was held from 9-9 on Sunday February 10, and from 9-4 on Monday February 11, 2002. Rosary was held on Monday February 11, 2002 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, So. Hutchinson. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday February 12, 2002 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in So. Hutchinson with Father Ned. J. Blick officiating. Interment will be at Fairlawn Burial Park. In care of Elliott Mortuary, memorials may be sent to the church.

 

ACOSTA, ENRIQUE CAPRIO 79 Born 1925, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2002. He was a lifetime resident of El Paso. He is survived by his wife, Margarita D. Acosta; daughters, Yolanda Drisdale and Elvira Borrego; sons, Enrique Jr., Ruben and David Acosta; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home East, Chapel of Remembrance. The funeral service will be said at 10 a.m. Wednesday, also at Sunset Funeral Home East. He will be laid to rest at Evergreen East Cemetery. Enrique Acosta Jr., Ruben Acosta, David Acosta, Anthony Acosta, Javier Casanova, Dean Drisdale, Joseph Drisdale and Ben Borrego will serve as pallbearers. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home East.

 

SIMMONS,  GRADY L. 74, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2002. Mr. Simmons was born June 5th, 1927 in Vernon, Texas to Jewel and Alex Simmons. He was married to Joyce Wilder on November 11, 1944. He moved to El Paso from Waco, Texas in 1959 where he was active in the Lions Club, Civitan, Waco Children Orphanage and Junior Chamber of Commerce where he was man of the year. In El Paso he was a Volunteer for Candelighters of El Paso. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Joyce Simmons, Son Garry Dan Simmons and wife Brenda of El Paso, Daughter Jenniece Lehman and husband Larry of El Paso. Grand daughter Barbara Elmore and husband Jason of San Antonio. Mr. Simmons was preceded in death by son Larry Don Simmons and Daughter-in-law Jane Bartholomay Simmons. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 12th at the Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 13th in Kaster-Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers: Garry Simmons, Bill Lehman, Allen Lehman, Jason Elmore, Mark Denson and Jim Mitchell. The family of Mr. Simmons would like to thank all of his Doctors and the Nurses at Sierra Medical Center Intensive Care Unit for the care and love. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Candlelighters of El Paso.

 

SALAS, OLGA 51, passed away Friday February 8, 2002. Olga was born on May 6, 1950 in Cd. Juarez, Mexico. Olga has been a longtime resident of El Paso for 29 years. She is survived by her loving husband Juan Salas and children Juanito M. Salas and Velia O. Salas. Mrs. Salas was also survived by her caring mother Concepcion Alvarado, her sisters Emma Nadu, Elodia Perez, Guadalupe Martinez, and all her nephews, nieces, and friends. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday February 13, 2002 at Mt. Carmel Funeral Home with a rosary service at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday February 14, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. Interment will be at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Thank you to all our family and friends for 51 years of suport, joy and happiness. We will greatly miss you, you will live forever in our hearts.

 

ALVARADO, CRYSTAL MARIE 18, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2002 in El Paso. She was a lifelong resident of El Paso and had been a student at Austin High School. Crystal is survived by her mother, Patsy Alvarado. Step-mother, Sandra Martinez. Uncles, Bobby Alvarado and Esteban Alvarado, Jr. Aunts, Catalina de la Rosa, Martha Anderson, Esther Haynes, and Elizabeth Bustamante. Beloved Cousins, Melissa Ann Bustamante, Elizabeth Bustamante, Ashley Tibuni, Ailleen Gonzalez, Sandra McDermott and many more cousins. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home - Carolina. Prayer Service will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral Service will be Wednesday at 9 a.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Pallbearers will be John Haynes, Bobby Alvarado, Esteban Alvarado, Charlie Martinez, Aaron Balderrama and Jerry Diaz. Interment will follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Arrange-ments by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME - CAROLINA. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598-3332.

 

Saenz, Annette Our mother went to be with our Lord Friday, February 8, 2002. She was born January 3, 1949 to Nicolas Saenz and Aurelia Salas. She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister. Left behind to cherish her memory are her children Margie Perez (Alejandro), Elias Jurado (Lindsey), Felix Castaneda (Gladys) and Karla Diaz and her grandchildren Kevin Villa, Breanna Jurado, Jennifer Perez, Alejandro Perez, Jr., Elizabeth Jurado, and Brittany Castaneda, her brothers Nicolas Saenz, Alfonso Salas, Tomas Salas, her sisters Juana Ortega, Maria Ramos, and Eladia Salas. Several nieces and nephews. She will be deeply missed, but we are thankful to the Lord for the time we had her. Our deepest appreciation to Dr. Valilis for all his support and under-standing. Thank you also to the nurses and staff at La Mariposa Hospice. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home - Carolina. Prayer Service will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral Service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Caminos de Vida, 7861 San Jose Rd. Family members to serve as pallbearers. Interment will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME - CAROLINA. 1060 CAROLINA 598-3332.

 

FRAGA, JOSE GUILLERMO 80, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2002. Mr. Fraga was a Lithographer with Guynes Printing Company, and he was also a WWII Army Veteran. He is survived by his daughters Daenira Meyer and her husband Robert, Cynthia Gerhardt and her husband Steve, brother Carlos Fraga and his wife Aurelia, sisters Elena Martinez and her husband Manuel, Elvira Wardy and her husband Albert, granddaughters Maureen Elizabeth Meyer and Monica Nicole Meyer. Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 13, 2002 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 Thursday, February 14, 2002, at 11:30 A.M. at St. Matthew's Catholic Church, Fr. Juventino Celino officiating. Pall-bearers will be Manuel Martinez, Albert Wardy, Carlos Fraga, Steve Gerhardt, Robert Meyer and Ray Fraga. Honorary Pallbearers will be David Fraga and Chris Bombela. Interment will follow at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery with Military Honors.

 

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GRANTHAM, BERNICE ELIZABETH BYLER 95, passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2002. She was a resident of El Paso, Texas, a member of Scottsdale Baptist Church. Mrs. Grantham attended Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, TX, the University of Redlands in Redlands, CA, and Sul Ross State University in Alpine, TX, where she received a B.S. Degree in August 1962. She taught for five years in Southern California and for 19 years in Texas, 13 of them in El Paso, at Scottsdale and Edgemere Elementary School; she retired in 1975. She was a Civil Service Accountant for ten years, and a member of YRTA and NRTA. Mrs. Grantham was also a Veteran of World War II. Mrs. Grantham is survived by her son, James N. Grantham and 3 grandchildren. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 from 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home East. A graveside funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 14, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at Evergreen East Mausoleum.

 

ESTRADA, MARIA L. 75, passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2002. Friends of her grandchildren began calling her "Granny", and through the years, the name stuck. She was affection-ately known as "Granny" by all who loved her - a testament of her loving nature and her willingness to invite you into her extended family, whether you were her relative or not. A lifelong resident of Fabens, she was preceded in death by her husband, Andres Estrada Sr., and her children Ernesto Estrada and Maria Inez Estrada. She is survived by her children - Alicia Gonzalez, Andres Estrada Jr., Berta Meunier, Tomas Estrada, Gloria Estrada, Norma Estrada-Vejil, and David Estrada; 11 grandchildren - Bonnie, Yvonne, James, Donna, Michel, Lisa, Diane, Vanessa, Andrew, Vicky and Justin; 2 great-grand-children - Bryanna and Seth; daughters-in-law - Carmen and Irma Estrada; sons-in-law - Joe Gonzalez and Fred Vejil; brother Fred Martinez and sister Delia De La Hay. Recitation of the rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Fabens. Funeral mass will be said at 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, with Father Mena officiating. Interment will follow at the Fabens Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tomas Estrada, Andres Estrada, James Estrada, David Estrada, Ernie Batson, Fred Vejil, Bonnie Galvan and Shirley Acosta. A heartfelt thank you goes to Dr. Panagiotis Valilis, whose kind and expert medical care during the past five years was always aimed at optimizing the quality of his "miracle patient's" life. Thanks also goes to Dr. Jeanette Tan and all the compassionate, professional staff of Integrated Health Services who saw that her final days were spent in as much comfort and dignity as possible. A special thanks goes to Teresa Rodriguez of Outreach, who helped care for "Granny" during her final days at home, and to the staff at Quantum Homecare. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to cancer and osteoperosis research charities.

 

Valdivia, Esperanza C. 93, lifelong resident of El Paso passed away February 8, 2002 at home. Preceded in death by her husband Refugio Valdivia. She is survived by sons Dr. Rodolfo Carlos Valdivia, Armando G. Valdivia and Armando Rodolfo San Roman; daughters Josefina (Nena) Aguirre and Dr. Eliza B. San Roman; grandsons, Paul Valdivia of El Paso, Armand Valdivia of Pomona, CA; granddaughters, Denise Ramos of Walnut, CA, Hope Lopez of Azusa, CA; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. She was a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church. Visitation will be Thursday, 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. with Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Harding Orr & McDaniel Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held Friday 10:00 a.m. at St. Ignatius Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Alameda. Many thanks to Sun Country Medical Equipment and Altomar Home Health Care. Pallbearers will be Dr. Rodolfo Carlos Valdivia, Armando Rodolfo San Roman, Armando G. Valdivia, Carlos Rodolfo San Roman, Armand Valdivia and Jose Lopez. Honorary Pallbearers, Dr. Eliza B. San Roman and Paul Andrew Weber. Peace at last.

 

ANAYA, RICARDO "RICHEY" 67, went to be with our Lord on Saturday, February 9, 2002. He was born in Smeltertown and was a lifelong resident of El Paso. He retired from the city of El Paso (street dept.). He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his parents, Zacarias and Maria C. Anaya, sisters, Carmen Martinez and Elvira Romero, brothers, Gilberto, Regino, and Pedro Anaya. He is survived by his sisters, Trini Sida, Paula A. Ruiz, and Lupe Ballesteros, brother, Jose F. Anaya, and several nieces and nephews. Special thanks to his niece Adelina and her husband Catalino for helping him during the last years of his life. Mr. Anaya will lie in state Wednesday, February 13, 2002 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at San Jose Funeral Home. Rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the funeral home chapel. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, February 14, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church. Pallbearers will be Catalino Alonzo, Gilbert Alonzo, Gilbert Alonzo, Jr., Christopher Alonzo, Reynaldo Navarro, and Nieves Ballesteros. Burial will be held at Fort Bliss National Cemetery with Military Honors.

 

COMMANDER, BETTIE HARRIS 96, passed away February 1, 2002 in El Paso, TX. She was born on April 22, 1905, Antlers, Oklahoma, to Cyrus Lucius Harris and Nettie Garrard Harris. She spent her youth in Las Vegas, NM until she moved to El Paso where she lived most of her life except for a brief time in Chicago. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church, Eastern Star, and an El Paso Pioneer Families organiza-tion. She kept in good health by walking. She enjoyed traveling throughout the world and working in the gift department at the White House Department Store. She was preceded in death by her brother, Theodore Garrard Harris, Sr., and her sister, Charlotte Harris Bygnes. Thanks to her many friends who have visited and cared for her, especially Maria Gonzales, Paola Mendoza, and Lea Daniel. She is survived by nephews, Theodore Garrard Harris, Jr. and wife Rosemary; William Bradford Harris; and niece, Bettie Harris Hines and husband Walter. Cremation services have already been held. The family will celebrate her life with a private memorial. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Bettie's memory to the First Presbyterian Church in El Paso. Funeral services arranged by San Jose Funeral Home, 601 S. Virginia St. 532-1856.

 

BARCENA, ENRIQUE "KIKI" 77, passed away Monday, February 11, 2002. He was a lifetime resident of El Paso and a member of the Catholic Church. He was a World War II Veteran serving in England with the Army Air Corp. Mr. Barcena was preceded in death by his wife Josephine Barcena, his parents, Jose and Guadalupe Barcena, sister, Josefina Barcena and brother, Roberto Barcena. Mr. Barcena was a 1945 graduate of Bowie High School and a retired employee of the United States Post Office. He is survived by his son Henry Jon Barcena, daughter in law, Lisa Barcena and grandchildren, Henry Jon II and Dominic Vincent, brothers, Ricardo Barcena and wife Anne, Raul Barcena and wife Aurora, Ruben Barcena and wife Irene, sisters, Lucia Carrillo, Olivia Wyndham and husband John, Josefina Perry, Yolanda Barraza and husband Ricardo and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m., Thursday, February 14, 2002, at Sunset Funeral Home N.E. located at 4631 Hondo Pass. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home chapel. Mass will be on Friday, February 15, 2002, at 9:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Fort Bliss National Cemetery with Military Honors. Pallbearers will be Ruben Barcena, Armando Reza, John Wyndham, David Wyndham, Alex Carrillo and Richard Rocha. The family would like to thank medical personnel, family and friends for their support, joy and happiness.

 

IKARD, WANELLE N. 79, passed away Monday, February 11, 2002. She was a resident of El Paso since 1964. She was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church and was a receptionist with the Trust Department at the former Texas Commerce Bank. She was also a member of the Panhellenic Association, DAR, PEO, Pan American Round Table, El Paso Women's Club, Zeta Tau Alpha. Survivors include her daughter Demetra Ikard Pender (Robert) of Round Rock, TX; brother, Merrill Norton (Jane) of Fredricksburg, TX; nephews, M.L. Norton (Lena) & their children Michael & Jenna, Duncan Norton (Jo Betsy) & their children Reed & Cole, Erik Norton; cousins, Louise Duke (James), Betty Caphart (Charles) Tommy Norton, Dr. Robert Norton, Frances Newman. Memorial Services will be held Thursday, 10:00 a.m., at St. Clement's Episcopal Church in McKee Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Clement Episcopal Church or favorite charity. w/picture # 726279 MALDONADO Arron A. Maldonado, 38, passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2002. He was a longtime resident of El Paso, member of the Catholic Church and served as a Sgt. in the U.S. Army. Arron was a veteran and served in the Invasion of Graneda. He is survived by his wife, Angela Martinez Maldonado; sons, Oscar and Joseph Zarzosa; grandson, Joseph Zarzosa, Jr.; parents, Rosa and Andro Maldonado; and brothers, Eldon Lee and Bertram Lee Maldonado. Visitation will be on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with the Rosary Service at 6:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home - Central Chapel. Funeral Mass will be on Thursday, February 14, 2002 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Cathedral. Interment at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery with Military Honors.

 

Aguilar,  Roberto Madrigal "El Hindo", 78, of El Paso, went to be with Our Lord on Sunday, February 10, 2002. A lifelong resident of the city, he was a devoted member of the Roman Catholic Church. He served in World War II as a member of the United States Army; and participated in the Invasion of Normandy Beach on D-Day. He was wounded in France and was awarded the Purple Heart and the Medal of Bravery for his actions. He was also owner of Aguilars Upholstery of El Paso for 47 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Bernarda, of fifty-seven years and his eleven children Roberto, Enrique, Dolores McMillan, Leticia Avila, B. Sandra Peralta, Charlie, Patricia Aguilar, Jose Luis, Oscar, Rebecca and Rodolfo, twenty-two grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Luz Marquez, Elvira Valdezspino, and Beatriz Uro. 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 11:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Bobby Aguilar, Enrique Aguilar, Charlie Aguilar, Jose Luis Aguilar, Oscar Aguilar, Rodolfo Aguilar, Sandra Peralta and Patricia Aguilar. Interment will be in Evergreen Alameda Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME - CAROLINA. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598-3332

 

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LEON,  MRS. MARGARITA ESCALANTE 67, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2002 in El Paso. She was a longtime resident of El Paso and a member of the Catholic Church. Mrs. Leon retired from Levi Strauss & Co. after 18 years of service. She is survived by her husband, Cirilo Leon. Daughters, Maria Teresa Covarrubias and Rosa Miranda. step-daughter, Ana Maria Leon Orquiz. Grandchildren, Mayte, Ruby and Jaime Covarrubias and Joe Miranda. Brothers, Jorge Escalante and Manuel Escalante. Sister, Irene Corona. Visitation will be Thursday from 2 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 10 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Jaime Covarrubias, Jose Miranda, Manuel Escalante, Jorge Escalante, Carlos Escalante and Manuel Del Castillo. Interment will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Directed by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 Carolina Drive. 598-3332.

 

Castillo, Hortensia H. 86, passed away Tuesday February 12, 2002. Mrs. Castillo was born in Cd. Camargo, Chihuahua, Mexico and was a resident of Sacramento, California for twenty-five years. She was a resident of El Paso for two years and a member of the Catholic Church. She is preceded in death by her husband Raymundo Castillo. Mrs. Castillo is survived by her sons Raymundo Castillo, Raul Castillo, Hector Castillo, Fernando Castillo, Ricardo Castillo, Javier Castillo, and her daughter Olga Solis. Visitation will be held Thursday February 14, 2002 from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm with a rosary service at 7:00 pm at Mt. Carmel Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral mass will be held on Friday February 15, 2002 at 10:00 am at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements by Mt. Carmel Funeral Home.

 

AGUIRRE, LILY E., 82, passed away Friday, February 8, 2002 in El Paso, Texas. She was a long time resident of El Paso and was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church. She graduated from El Paso High School 1939 and from Fullerton Jr. College in Fullerton, California 1966. She is survived by her husband, Luis E.; her daughters Yvette Najera and Marcia Omar and their respective husbands Joe and Burt, granddaughters, Heather Laky, Elaine Najera, Misty Omar, Sommer Omar and great-grandchildren, Hannah Bigham, Ilona Laky, James Laky, Danielle Laky. Funeral services will be held Friday, February 15, at (11:30)_ a.m. at Faith United Methodist Church, 3500 Pershing Ave. Internment is scheduled for the National Cemetery at Ft. Bliss, at 1:00 p.m. Arrangements by La Paz Funeral Home, 3331 Alameda Ave., in El Paso.

 

SOLIZ, LUIS MANUEL "PUMPKIN", 51, passed away Tuesday February 12, 2002. He was a longtime resident of El Paso and a member of the Catholic Church. Mr. Soliz was a graduate from the Class of '69 at Bowie High School. He was involved in the Vietnam Conflict. Mr. Soliz is survived by his wife Silvia Soliz Cano, mother Dominga Soliz, son Luis Manuel Soliz Jr. and wife Vivian, son Jaime Manuel Soliz and wife Cindy. He was preceded in death by father Norberto Soliz and his brother Armando Soliz. Other survivors include his grandchild Jamiee Leeann Soliz, and brothers Eliberto Soliz and Salvador Cedillo. Visitation will be held Thursday February 14, 2002 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Mt. Carmel Funeral Home Chapel. A rosary service will be held at 7:00 pm at St. Paul's Catholic Church. Funeral mass will be held on Friday February 15, 2002 at 1:00 pm at St. Paul's Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Luis Manuel Solis Jr., Jaime Manuel Solis, Michael Buts, Esteban Solis, Salvador Cedillo, and Jose Alfredo Cano. Arrangements by Mt. Carmel Funeral Home.

 

CURTIS, LTC JOHN USAF Retired passed away Saturday February 9, 2002 at 79 years of age after a prolonged illness. Col. Curtis was a long-time El Paso resident. He was a distinguished and highly decorated Combat Aircrewman and a veteran of WWII, Korean and Vietnam Wars. His beloved children Patti Davidson, Carol Heath, Cathy Carufel and Kraig Curtis survive Col. Curtis. Services will be held on Friday in Houston, Texas.

 

ASCHERL, Evelinda Du - Ascherl, 50, passed away on Monday, February 11, 2002. She was born in Iloilo, Philippines and became a registered nurse. She was the nurse manager of Pediatrics at Thomason Hospital for 22 years. Mrs. Ascherl is survived by her husband, Martin Ascherl M.D.; daughter, Cassandra Marie Ascherl; brothers, Antonio, Vicente, John and Teddy; sisters, Bernadette, Rosario, Rosalinda, Blessilda, Merle, Annabelle, Ma. Ellen; and her mother, Remedios Du. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 14, 2002 from 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home East with a rosary at 7:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, February 15, 2002, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Raphael's Catholic Church. Burial will take place at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

 

MARTIN, B.R. "TEX" 71, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2002 in a local hospital. Mr. Martin was a member of the Baptist Church and was a retired foreman for Texaco Refinery. He is survived by his wife Eleanor C. Martin, son, Thomas Ray Martin, daughter, Kathy Braggs of Midland, Texas, 7 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and 2 sisters. Visitation will be Thursday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home - Carolina. Graveside service will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers. Interment will be in Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Bloys Campmeeting Association, P.O. Box 279, Valentine, TX. 79854. Directed by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 Carolina Drive. 598-3332

 

JONES, JAMES E. (JIM) 79, loving husband, father and grandfather went to be with our Lord on Monday, February 11, 2002. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Lon V. and Betty Jones. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Mary Dell; son, Wayne Jones of Ruidoso; daughter and son-in-law, Bonny and Bill Schulenburg; and son and daughter-in-law of El Paso, Wes and Cindy Smith of Nogal, NM. He is also survived by grandchildren, Eric, Cody, and Justin Jones; Shannon, Krissi, and Matthew Bennett; Chris, Celina, Taylor, Shayla, Doug, J.R., and Drew Smith and Monty Key. He was a graduate of Austin High School and a WWII veteran serving in the Navy on the USS Lexington. In 1950, Jim took over his father's business, Jones Hat Shop, in downtown El Paso and ultimately moved the business to Montana Ave where it flourished until its closure in 1993. He supplied quality hats and western clothing to people all over the southwest. He was a prominent and respected business man and received the Stetson Hat Company's Retailer of the Year award in 1981. Jim was enlisted by Stetson to travel to Danbury, CT to create various hat creases that were made into mold, aiding western stores in the east. After retirement, he moved to Ruidoso, NM and opened J Bar J Western Store until his final retirement in 1999. He moved to Alamogordo and became a member of the Cuba Street Church of Christ. He was also a long time member of the El Paso County heriff's Posse. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 15 at Harding, Orr & McDaniel from 6 to 8 pm. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 16 at 10 am at Harding, Orr & McDaniel Chapel with Jim Morrow officiating. Pallbearers will be his grandsons and honorary pallbearers will be the El Paso County Sheriff's Posse. Graveside services immediately following at Restlawn Cemetery on Dyer.

 

CORRAL, ANA M. 95, went to be with Our Lord on Monday, February 11, 2002. She was a long time resident of El Paso and was a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Angel Corral; her sons, Miguel and Jose Corral and a daughter, Antonina Smith. She is survived by her sons, Hipolito and Roberto Corral; daughters, Angela Sosa, Margarita Landin and her husband, Alfonso Landin and Ana Wible and her husband, Larry Wible; 25 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday, February 15, 2002 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with the rosary service at 7:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home-Central. Funeral mass will be Saturday, February 16, 2002 at 8:45 a.m. at St. Ignatius Catholic Church. Pallbearers, Marcial Sosa, Rosalio Sosa, Jr., Jose Sosa, Jose Sosa, Jr., Victor Corral and Ricardo Corral. Honorary pallbearers, Alfonso Landin. Interment at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. "You will be missed by your family..."

 

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SKURLOCK, HELEN (JOSEPH) February 13, 2002. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She was a long time resident of El Paso and belonged to St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church. Survivors are, son Jerry Skurlock, daughter Pamela Cofield, grandchildren Donald and Jason Cofield, 2 great grandchildren, sisters Jennie Ling, Dorothy Bazari, Rosie Joseph and her brother George Joseph. Visitation will be Friday at 4 p.m. with Trisagion Service at 7 p.m. Funeral service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church with interment to be at Restlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church building fund.

 

DELGADO, ZENAIDA Mother and Grandmother passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2002. Born on April 7, 1930, Zenaida was an American Citizen and a long time resident of El Paso. She is survived by her husband Adolfo Delgado, son Alberto Delgado, and daughter Lucia Caballero. Other survivors include her four grandchildren, Rachel, Naomi, Adam, and Jonah. An unforgettable and vivacious woman, Zenaida will forever be close to her loved ones. Visitation will be on Saturday, February 16, 2002 from 8:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M. followed by a Rosary Service at 9:00 A.M. at Mt. Carmel Funeral Home, 1755 N. Zaragosa. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Paul's Catholic Church at 11:00 A.M., 7424 Mimosa. Interment will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

 

SCANLAN, CHARLES PATRICK 67, accountant, of El Paso, Texas, died January 29, 2002. Services were held at St. Raphael Church in El Paso. Charles was born in Coleman, Texas in 1934 to M.S. Scanlan and Beulah Nunn Scanlan, both are deceased. Survivors are his son Michael Scanlan at El Paso; brothers M. Tom Scanlan of Kingman, Arizona; N. John Scanlan of Loveland, Colorado; Dennis G. Scanlan of El Paso and Ronald Scanlan of Pueblo West, Colorado. Sisters are Rose Ann Spudeck of San Antonio, Texas; Mary Ann Grasso of Houston, Texas; Patricia Ortega of San Diego, California; Betty Ann Scanlan of Pueblo, Colorado and Marie Hamilton of El Paso. Charles' interests included bull fighting, hunting and fishing.

 

LARA, AURORA M. 89, passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2002. She was born into a prominent pioneer family in San Elizario, Texas to Romanita Madrid Montes and Jose Jesus Montes Mrs. Lara was a lifelong resident of El Paso, Texas. Her great-grandfather Telesforo Montes was a County Judge and a Captain in the Texas Rangers. Her grandfather Jesus Montes was a Texas Minuteman and County Commissioner and her father Jose Jesus Montes served as Justice of the Peace in San Elizario, Texas. Preceded in death by her husband Roberto Lara. Survived by sons Pedro Lara and wife Margarita, Roberto Lara and wife Mary, Jose Hector Lara and wife Enedina, daughters Martha L. Vargas and husband Tony and Delia G. Lara, 16 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, brothers Jose Jesus, Maximo, Oscar and Luis Montes and sister Maria Teresa Maldonado. Mrs. Lara will lie in state Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Montana. Rosary Service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Friday at Martin Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Bobby Vargas, Gabriel, Mike, Joe, Hector, Nick, Phillip and Pete Lara, Jr. Burial at San Elizario Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to National Parkinson Foundation, Inc., Development Department, c/o Marc Lichtman or Lois Heffernan, 1501 N.W. 9th Ave., Miami, Fl. 33136-1494 or call 1-800-327-4545 or to Hospice of VNA, 2211 E. Missouri, Ste. 200, El Paso, TX 79903. "Aurora touched everyone who met her in a beautiful way. She will be greatly missed."

 

Martinez, Antonio P. 81, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2002 in El Paso, TX. A retired employee of Southern Union Pacific, he recently relocated to El Paso after living many years in Tucson, AZ. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raul and Gudelia Martinez, brothers: Virgilio, Homero, and Rogelio Martinez. Survived by sisters: Elva Reza, Guadalupe Ceniceros, Gloria Rodriguez, and Blanca Contreras. Loving nephews and nieces: Marta Ceniceros Munoz, Enrique Ceniceros, Eduardo Ceniceros, Jesus Reza, Sergio Reza, Homer Reza, Raul Reza, Tony Reza, Elva Reza Lopez, Maria Reza Hughes, as well as many more in Torreon, Mexico. A loving brother and uncle, he will always be remembered for his loving generosity. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 15, 2002 from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. at San Jose Funeral Home. Rosary will be prayed at 11:30 A.M. in the funeral home chapel. Funeral Mass will be at 12:30 P.M. Cremation services will be held at a later date. Funeral services directed by San Jose Funeral Home, 601 S. Virginia St. 532-1856

 

 

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HAMPTON, JAMES R. M.D., aged 63, passed away on Feb. 13, 2002. He is survived by his wife Mavis, son Lance Hampton and wife Kim of Frisco, TX, and son Galen Hampton of El Paso. He was a practicing ophthalmologist in El Paso for 29 years. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, please make a donation to your favorite charity.

 

TWOMEY, ANNA a longtime resident of El Paso, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, February 13, 2002. She was 102 years old. Anna leaves behind her daughter in law, Rosemary, 4 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 pm on Sunday, February 17, 2002 with the Recital of the Rosary at 7 pm at Sunset Funeral Home - East. Graveside service will be held at 11 am on Monday, February 18, 2002 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery. Interment will follow. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home - East.

 

Cadena, Bernabe T born July 4, 1911, passed away February 14, 2002. He had been a resident of El Paso since 1955 and was a carpenter all of his life. Mr. Cadena is preceded in death by his wife Senaida. He is survived by his daughters: Delia Gallardo and Tita Candy Cadena, his sons: Bernabe Cadena Jr. and Xeorxe Cadena Sotelo, his sister: Elidia Brito, his brothers: John Joe, Henry, Fred, Cosme, Rudy, and Charlie Cadena, his grandchildren: Fernando Cadena, Ana Maria Fematt, Patricia Cadena, Michael Angel and Mark Alan Gallardo, Barbara Kilton, George Cadena, Catherine Michelle Cadena, Margaret Lynn Cadena and Nicholas A. Gonzalez, his great grandchildren: Joshua, Marleen, and Andy Cadena, Jennifer and Christopher Fematt, Michael Angel Gallardo III, Alex Kilton, Candice, Amanda, Jessica and Gabriela Cadena and Javier Gonzalez. Local services will be: Visitation at 5 p.m. on Saturday at Nazareth Hall with rosary at 6 p.m. Alpine, TX services will be: Monday Feb. 18, 2002, rosary service at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of the Peace Catholic Church. Funeral mass will be on Tuesday the 19th at 11 a.m. at the same church. Burial will follow at Holy Angel Cemetery. His grandsons will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Nazareth Hall.

 

Morales, Alfonso Sr., 55, "Grandpa", life long resident of El Paso and a devoted member of the Roman Catholic Church. He was a superintendent of the Sewer Construction Division for the El Paso Water Utilities where he worked for 34 years. A proud graduate of Bowie High School, Class of 1967. Preceded in death by his parents Ezequiel and Herminia Morales, sister Lourdes and brother, Jesus R. Morales. He is survived by his wife, Maria Esther Morales, son Alfonso Morales, Jr., daughters Sylvia and Sgt. Pedro Lozoya (USAF, Japan), Edna and Juan Portillo of El Paso. His loving grandchildren whom he adored with all his heart Ricky and Julie D. Carillo, Michael and Adrian Portillo, Peter A. Lozoya. Sisters Olga M. Castaneda, Delia and Mario Sanchez, brothers Ezequiel and Hiromi Morales Jr. (USNR), Eduardo and Andrea Morales and sister-in-law Stephanie Morales. Godfather Manuel Holguin, aunts Maria T. Almada, Carmen Talamantes, Esther Fierro and Ofelia Morales. His in-law family, mother Carmen V. Marquez, sisters Catalina Marquez, Carmen and Manuel Diaz, brothers Ruben and Maria Luisa Marquez, Arturo and Alicia Marquez. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be Friday, February 15, 2002 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home-Central and from 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with the rosary service at 7:45 p.m. at St. Ignatius Catholic Church. Funeral mass will be Saturday, February 16, 2002 at 12:00 p.m. at St. Ignatius Catholic Church. Pallbearers, Eduardo Morales, Ezequiel Morales III, Rolando Castaneda, Cruz Marquez, Hector Holguin, Jose C. Ponce, Juan Portillo and Compadre Jesus C. Olivas Interment at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

 

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BLACKWELL, JOE T. 71 passed away Tuesday February 12, 2002 at Sierra Medical Hospital, nine days after his birthday. He was born in Crenshaw, Alabama on February 03, 1931. He served 28˝ years in the United States Army and retired as a Msgt. E-8. He traveled the world over with his family, but decided to make El Paso his home. Joe lived his life to it's fullest during his 71 years. Preceding him in death was his beloved wife Anita M. Blackwell, one of his brothers, J.W. Blackwell, and his only sister Joyce Blackwell. "POP", "POP-POP", "Father", "Dad" and "Daddy" is survived by famly members, brother James Blackwell and his beloved sister-in-law Juanita Blackwell of Opelika, Alabama. Step-mother Flossie Blackwell of Crestview, Florida, his daughter's Gloria A. Diaz Blackwell-Clark, Lillian Borsello, his son Joe Michael Blackwell, his Son-In-Laws' Joseph P. Borsello and Michael R. Clark. Grandchildren Lisa M. Jacobsen, Daniel T. Gormley, Precious L. McGivney and Nicole Borsello, plus five Great Grandchildren. Joe will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Each of us will have a different memory of the love and joy we shared with him and we will always love and keep him in our memories and close to our hearts. Dad, the time has come for us to go our separate ways, but in time we will be together again, till then remember Always We Love You and MAY GOD BLESS YOU JOE!! Mr. Blackwell will lie in state Tuesday, February 19, 2002 from 4:00pm until 9:00pm at Martin Funeral Home Central. Funeral Services will be held at 12:15pm Wednesday, 'February 20, 2002 at Martin Chapel. Pallbearers will be Michael R. Clark, Joseph P. Borsello and Brian Jacobsen. Burial will be at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery with Honors.

 

REICHERT, JOHN E. passed away to our Lord and Savior, Sunday, February 10, 2002 at his residence. John was born in Zama, Japan, June 9, 1958. A resident of El Paso for over 35 years. John was a teacher at Father Yermo High School for many years. He was also a member of the El Paso Umpires Association for over 15 years. He graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso, and from Parkland High School. John was also a soldier in the United States Air Force. He is survived by his mother Eleanor Reichert; his daughter Paula Marie Reichert, Brothers, Paul J. Reichert III, Robert Reichert, Michael Reichert, and sister Mary Ellen Kline. He was loved by many and will be missed. Visitation will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. on Monday, February 18, 2002 at Sunset Funeral Home Northeast, located at 4631 Hondo Pass. There will be a Graveside service at 9:30 at Fort Bliss National Cemetery, followed by the interment.

 

SALAZAR, FRANCISCA P. 91 passed away on February 16, 2002, after a brief illness. She was a longtime El Paso resident, a member of St. Patrick's Cathedral for 46 years and a member of The Altar Society for 30 years. She was also a mentor for the H.O.S.T.S. program at Beall School. She is preceded in death by her husband Victor R. Salazar. She is survived by her daughters; Irma Richel Wright, Maria Salazar Tummillo (Anthony), Alice Rhodes (Bill) of Abilene, Yolanda Salazar, and Aida Quade (Bob) of Lakewood, CO., her sons; Victor Salazar (Irma), and George Salazar (Pam), her brother; Rogelio Padilla (Carmen), 24 grandchildren, and 34 great grandchildren. Services will be: visitation will began at 4 p.m. on Monday with Rosary at 7 p.m. in the Harding-Orr & McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel. Mass will be on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Parick's Cathedral. Interment will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

 

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Edwards, Dolores H. 83, of Durazno passed away on February 16, 2002. A member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church, she is survived by daughters, Sylvia Edwards, Nellie Smith, Margaret Fisher, Yolanda Smith, Irma Green; Sons, Daniel Edwards and Raymond Edwards; dozens of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home - Carolina. Recitation of the Rosary will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home - Carolina. Funeral Service will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home - Carolina. Family members will serve as pallbearers. Interment will be in Evergreen East Cemetery. Directed by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 Carolina Drive 598-3332

 

SANTIAGO, DE SANTIAGO ALEJANDRO DE 73, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2002 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was a resident of Las Vegas, Nevada and was a former resident of El Paso. Mr. De Santiago was a retired carpenter with Mission Furniture Co. He was a musician in Los Angeles and El Paso having played with the Trios. He is survived by his wife, Ernestina De Santiago. Sons, Enrique De Santiago and Antonio Perez. Daughters, Debra Amador, Maria Vasquez, Alexa Hernandez and Isela Garcia. 8 Grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Sisters, Luz De Santiago and Irene Barrientos. Visitation was held Sunday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home - Carolina. Recitation of the Rosary was held Sunday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral

 Mass was held Monday at 10 a.m. at Cristo Rey Catholic Church. Interment was held in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME - CAROLINA. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598-3332

 

HORNEY, GLEN EDWARD of El Paso, Texas passed away on Friday, February 15, 2002, at the age of 59. He was a member of the U.S. Air Force from 1960-1966. In 1970, he met and married his wife of thirty-one years Donna Horney and had three daughters. In 1984, they moved the family to El Paso, Texas where he worked at FedEx as an Aircraft Mechanic for twenty-five years. He will be truly missed. He is survived by his wife, Donna Horney; his children and their spouses, Kimberly and Michael Villanueva; Kathleen and Mat Feltner all of El Paso, Texas; Kyleen and David Blanchard of Amarillo, Texas; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Eldon and Patty Horney of Clarks Hills, Indiana; David and Carolyn Horney of Rockville, Indiana; and his grandchildren, Makenna Villanueva and Shelby Feltner. A Memorial Service will be held at Martin Funeral Home-West on Tuesday, February 19, at 6:00 p.m. Pastor Jim Dunn officiating.

 

JOHNSTON, ROBERT passed away Sunday, February 17, 2002. He had been the owner of Smith-Johnston Plumbing in El Paso for forty-one years. He was born October 2, 1926 in San Angelo, Texas. As a child, he learned the plumbing trade from his father. A veteran of WWII, Mr. Johnston served in the Signalman Corps of the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1946. He was awarded a certificate of Participation in the Service School's Command Boxing Championship. After an honorable discharge from the Navy, Mr. Johnston attended San Angelo College where he was elected to the Phi Theta Kappa Fraternity and a member of the National Honor Society. He brought his wife and child to El Paso in 1949, making this city his home for the remainder of his life. In 1962, Mr. Johnston obtained his Master Plumbing license and bought the Smith Plumbing Company, changing the name to Smith-Johnston Plumbing. For 41 years, he encouraged many local plumbers to get their state license and remained dedicated to quality service for his many customers. In 1983, he was appointed to the Plumbing Board of Exceptions by order of the City Council of El Paso. He earned the respect and gratitude of many people for his ability to tackle difficult problems and help others in his field. Survived by wife Maria Elena, daughter Vicki Diane Johnston, grandchildren Marissa L. Rocha and Luis A. Rocha II, great grandchild Larissa A. Duarte, brothers Jim Johnston and Leon Johnston and sister Doris Brewton. Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick Cathedral. Burial will be private.

 

RAMIREZ, "JESSIE" MARIA DE JESUS 68, a lifelong resident of El Paso, passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2002. Mrs. Ramirez dedicated her time to her home and family. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Salvador Ramirez, father, Carlos Portillo and 2 grandchildren. She is survived by her mother, Consuelo Portillo; son, Salvador Ramirez Jr.; daughters, Elizabeth Rivera, Leticia Osborne, Corina Ramirez and Michelle Ramirez; grandchildren, Adam and Nicole Rivera, Carly and Jesus Osborne, Vanessa Ramirez, David Morales, Celeste, Issac and Joseph Contreras; great grandchild, Jacob Rivera; brothers, Carlos Portillo Jr. and Rudolfo Portillo and sisters Olga Vallejo and Tere Rodriguez. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 pm on Tuesday, February 19, 2002 with the Recital of the Rosary at 7 pm at Sunset Funeral Home - East, Chapel of Remembrance. Mass of the Resurrection will be at 10:00 am Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at St. Raphael's Church, 2301 Zanzibar. Interment will follow at Evergreen East Cemetery. She was a mother to all. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home - East.

 

SCHMIDT, FRANKE RAE SFC U.S. ARMY RET., 81, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2002 in El Paso. He had been a resident of El Paso since 1953. Mr. Schmidt faithfully served his country during the Korea and Vietnam era. He retired after over 20 years of active duty service in the U.S. Army. Mr. Schmidt was a true humanitarian and a true gentleman, and was deeply loved by his family. He is survived by his wife Maura Schmidt. Sons, Franke Rae Schmidt Jr. and wife, Deborah and Kenneth D. Schmidt and wife Ana. Daughter, Joy E. Tellez and husband, Hector. Grandchildren, Audrey A. Schmidt, Kenneth D. Schmidt Jr., Jennifer Schmidt, Brandon Schmidt and Cody R. Schmidt. Brother, Walter H. Smith. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:30 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 service will be Thursday at 12:15 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Pallbearers will be Franke Rae Schmidt Jr., Kenneth D. Schmidt, Hector Tellez, Kenneth D. Schmidt Jr., John Esparza, Ceferino Anchondo and Sonny Feria. Interment will be in Ft. Bliss National Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Arrangements

 by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME-CAROLINA. 1060 Carolina Dr. 598-3332

 

Fogel, Helen Agnes 82, passed away Friday, February 15, 2002. A resident of El Paso since 1959. Mrs. Fogel was a retired Nurse and a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred F. Fogel and 5 sisters and 3 brothers. She is survived by her 2 sons Marc Fogel and Greg and Chris Fogel; 3 daughters Debbie and Bill Pearson, Mary and Doug Ebers and Sue Fogel and Paul Gay; daughter-in-law Lark Fogel and life long friend Dale Cunningham; 10 grandchildren, 1 brother, George Saniga; 1 sister, Wilma Fogel and 1 sister-in-law Polly Fogel. Vistation will be Tuesday, February 19th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Kaster-Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home where Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 20th at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Fort Bliss National Cemetery.

 

GARCIA, GUADALUPE V, 96, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2002. Longtime El Paso resident and member of the Catholic Church. Preceded in death by husband Antonio Garcia. Survived by sons Nicholas V., Jose V., Carlos V., Mauricio V., Ruben V., Richy V. and Tony V. Garcia, daughters Genoveva Carrillo and Margarita Silva, 16 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren. Mrs. Garcia's visitation will be held Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Montana. Rosary Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Martin Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. The family will be serving as pallbearers. Burial at Evergreen East Cemetery.

 

ARZOLA, EUSTOLIA "Tula", 67, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2002 in El Paso. She was a resident of El Paso for 32 years and was a member of the Catholic Church. Mrs. Arzola was a retired processor with Mountain Pass Cannery. She was preceded in death by her sister Concepcion Gonzalez. She is survived by her husband Ricardo Arzola. Sons, Jorge Luis Arzola, Edwardo Arzola, Ricardo Arzola, Jr., and Adan Arzola. Daughters, Maria de Jesus Arzola and Eva Arzola. 15 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren. Brother, Pedro Paez. Sister, Maria Luisa Arrellano. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home - Carolina. Recitation of the Rosary will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Guardian Angel Catholic Church. Members of the family will serve as pallbearers. Interment will be in Evergreen East Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME - CAROLINA. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598-3332

 

REYES, JOEL CASTRO 63, passed away Sunday February 17, 2002. He was a long time resident of El Paso and a member of the Catholic Church. Mr. Reyes is survived by his wife Maria Guadalupe Reyes, sons Otilio Reyes, Miguel Reyes, Fernando Reyes, Victor Reyes, Nicolas Reyes, Ezequiel Reyes, Martin Reyes, and his daughters Lydia Reyes and Maria Elena Valentina. He was preceded in death by son Joel Reyes. Other survivors include twenty-four grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, brother Fernando Harvin, and sisters Genoveva Gutierrez, and Nicolasa Castro. Visitation will be held Wednesday February 20, 2002 from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm with a rosary service at 7:00 pm at Mt. Carmel Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral mass will be held Thursday February 21, 2002 at 9:00 am at Guardian Angel Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Evergreen Alameda Cemetery. Arrangements by Mt. Carmel Funeral Home.

 

MUNOZ, DOLORES CORTEZ 94, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2002. Mrs. Munoz was a lifelong resident of El Paso and a member of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church. She was also a member of Cursillistas and Sacred Heart of San Antonio. Mrs. Munoz had nine children and is survived by her son Jose Cortez, daughters, Anita Carbajal, Virginia Whitt, Cristina Montes, and Frances Nicholson. Other survivors include twelve grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 19, 2002 with a Rosary Service at 7:00 PM at Mt. Carmel Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2002, at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jose Cortez, Robert Nicholson, Damian Nicholson, Theron Nicholson, Edward Whitt, Edmundo Montes, and Henry Duran. We want to give special thanks to Sunset Nursing Home and staff for caring for our mother. Arrangements by Mt. Carmel Funeral Home.

 

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Silva,  Rev. Gabriel A. S.J., died February 17, 2002 in Guadalajara, after a long illness. Father Silva was born in El Paso on September 21, 1926, attended Cathedral High School and entered the Society of Jesus on May 10, 1944. He was ordained on October 25, 1958. Fr. Silva taught at the Jesuit schools in Guadalajara, and Torreon. He attended parishes throughout Mexico, and San Diego, California. Preceded in death by parents, Antonio and Tomasa Silva, four brothers and a sister. He is survived by a sister, Julieta S. Escandon, 17 nephews and nieces, numerous grandnephews. Memorial Mass of the Resurrection on Saturday, February 23, at 4:00pm, Sacred Heart Church, 602 S. Oregon, Fr. Rafael Garcia, S.J. officiating.

 

DADICH, MAJOR MATTHEW "MATT" USA (Ret.), 79, passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2002. First came to El Paso in 1949 and returned in 1958. He was a member of St. Raphael Catholic Church, a Life Member of St. Raphael Men's Assn. And Honorary Life Member of the Knights of Columbus Council #7563. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1961 with over 21 years of service. He received a Battlefield Commission in Korea in 1951. He was a veteran of WWII and Korean War. Among his awards and decorations he received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Good Conduct Medal plus letters of Commendations on many occasions. He was a Perpetual Member of the Military Order of World Wars. A Life Member of the Reserve Officers Assn. American Legion Post 58, Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 8782, DAV Post #165, EPAC-NAVS. Past District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler of the B.P.O.E. Past Exalted Ruler of the El Paso Elks Lodge No. 187. Served on the Handicapped Children's Board for over 20 years and became a Chaplain Emeritus of the Texas Elks Children's Services in 1999. While in El Paso, he was employed by Mission Funeral Home, Asst. Manager of Martin Funeral Home, Co-Owner of Hillcrest Funeral Home and Manager of Sunset Funeral Home - Carolina. Survived by his wife, Mary "Marie" Dadich; daughter and son-in-law, Deanne O'Rourke and William "Bill" O'Rourke; all of El Paso. Grandson and wife, Billy O'Rourke and Jackie O'Rourke; great grandson, William Ross O'Rourke, all of San Antonio, Texas; granddaughter, Erin Lynn O'Rourke, Round Rock, Texas; sister, Mary Timlin, Rock Springs, Wyoming. Several Nieces and Nephews. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 P.M. on Thursday, February 21, 2002 in Sunset Funeral Home - East, with a Rosary to be recited at 7 P.M. on Thursday, February 21, 2002 in Sunset Funeral Home - East. Mass of the Resurrection will be said at 12:45 P.M. on Friday, February 22, 2002 in St. Raphael Catholic Church with Rev. Msgr. Francis J. Smith, VG, P.A., officiating. Elks Graveside Services by the PER's of El Paso Elks Lodge #187. Interment will follow at Fort Bliss National Cemetery with Military Honors. Richard Brown, Tino Garcia, Sam Heredia, Andy Robb, Bob Parker and David Spirek will serve as pallbearers. PERs of Elks Lodge #187 will serve as honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Texas Elks Children's Services c/o El Paso Elks Lodge No. 187, 1211 E. Cliff Street, El Paso, Texas 79902. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home - East.

 

Gandara, Salvador 80, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2002 in El Paso. He was a longtime resident of El Paso and a member of the Catholic Church. Mr. Gandara is preceded in death by his son, Alfonso Gandara, his daughter, Luz Ma Gandara, and his grandson, David Apodaca Jr. He is survived by his wife Maria, children, Rosorio Sanchez (Luis), Los Angeles, Javier Gandara (Virginia), Southgate, Cal., Jose Luis Gandara (Gloria), El Paso, Ma Elena Sanchez, Los Angeles, Lucy Apodaca David), El Paso, TX, Pedro Gandara (Rosa), El Paso, TX., Cruz Gandara, (Cecilia), El Paso, TX, Salvador Gandara Jr. (Dora), El Paso, TX, Ruben Gandara (Melinda), El Paso, TX, Jaime Gandara (Susana), Southgate, Cal., Angel Montes (Juana), El Paso, TX, Josefina Arce (Fulgencio) Delicias, Guadalupe Montes, El Paso, TX, Irma Montes, Cd. Juarez, Rosa I Montes, Cd. Juarez, and Maria Montes, Cd. Juarez, his sisters, Cresencia Torres, brothers, Ramon Gandara, Eufemio Gandara, 53 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. 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 Funeral Home Carolina. Funeral Mass will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Guardian Angel Catholic Church. Family members will serve as pallbearers. Interment will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Directed by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 Carolina Drive 598-3332

 

McClintock, Lourdes 65, passed away February 17, 2002 in San Antonio, TX. She was retired from International Banker with Wells Fargo in El Paso. Preceded in death by her husband Wayne McClintock and her son Robert Caffrey. She is survived by her son Wayne McClintock, II, sisters Leticia (Humberto) Zarate, Evangelina Campos, Sylvia (Roberto) Pena, and her brother Adrian Flores-Crosby. Visitation will be Thursday, February 21, 2002 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Memorial Service at 6:30 p.m.

 

WIDAS, RUDY M. 73, passed away Monday, February 18, 2002. Lifelong El Paso resident and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mr. Widas worked for many years for Falstaff Brewery and the City of El Paso. Preceded in death by brother Robert H. Widas. Survived by wife of 55 years Catalina Widas, son John Paul Widas, daughters Patricia Anne Widas, Jo Anne Widas, Joan W. Anderson, Cathy W. Allen and Gina W. Andrade, sister Mary Anne W. Sanchez and 19 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren. Mr. Widas will lie in state Wednesday, February 20, 2002 from 5:00 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Rosary service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 21, 2002 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be John Paul Widas, Ray Zermeno, Richard Allen, Ray Sanchez, Alex Alvarado, Felix San Roman, John Zermeno and Paul Zermeno. Honorary Pallbearers will be Luke Widas, Robert Fernandez, Danny Alvarado, Armando San Roman, Jesus Carrejo, Rudy Zermeno, Sam Zermeno and Frank Zermeno. Burial at Evergreen East Cemetery.

 

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ARD, JAMEY DUANE 30, passed away on February 13, 2002. Survivors: his father: Jonas Ard, Jr., mother: Carolyn Faust, Stepmother: Karen Ard, Brothers: Joseph Ard, Jebby Ard, and his two children Jamey and Jessica Ard. Memorial services: 4-6 p.m., Thursday, February 21, 2002, at 5936 Porpoise. Arrangements by San Jose Funeral Home. 532-1856

 

Prescott, Margaret McDonald aged 95, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2002. She was born in Belvidere, Illinois to Ada and Alexander McDonald. She was raised on a homestead in Stanford, Montana and attended college in Great Falls where she sang light opera with the Montana State Singers. She married Harry Prescott in Great Falls where they lived while he worked for Anaconda Copper Company and they began raising four of their five children. When they moved from Montana to El Paso, she began a lifetime of service to her community. For over 50 years, she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, where she served several terms as President of the Women's Association and as their Spiritual Life Chairman for many years. She was served the church as a member of the Board of Trustees, as a Deacon and as an Elder. She was also Historian and provided a report to the congregation for the Centennial Celebration. From 1967 to 1972, she worked as the Business Manager of the Church. She sang in the choir, often contributing her lovely soprano voice in solo for services or special occasions. She was a student of the Bible and taught Sunday School classes for all ages, from young children to the Guild Class. She was also an active community participant and strong advocate for Texas Western College (now UTEP). She served as President of the Women's Auxiliary for the college that assisted women students in furthering their education. She was also Chairwoman of the Women's Auxiliary to the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers (AIME), which raised funds for scholarships and loans for metallurgy students. She was a member of the Panhellenic Council and an alumnus of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority. She was proud of her political affiliation with the Republican Party and often served as a precinct chair. She was selected as a delegate to the national convention during the Nixon and Kennedy campaign. She stayed interested in these passions of hers until near the end of her life, reading and listening to reports of the growth and success of these institutions. But her greatest love was her family and she took great pride in each and every one's accomplishments: of her son Harry and 4 daughters, (Joyce Dixon, Carol Schoepske, Margaret Hogan, Edith McArdle), her 15 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 4 great, great Grand- children. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 23 at 1:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison. Proceeding the services will be a reception at 12:00 Noon. Immediately following the service, internment will be at Rest Lawn Memorial Park, 8700 Dyer. Margaret's grandchildren are serving as pallbearers. They are also providing the flowers for the service in loving memory of their grandmother. Harding, Orr and McDaniel Funeral Home, Inc. are providing arrangements.

 

Sambrano, Mary Lou 78, passed away on Sunday, February 17, 2002. Mary Lou was a lifelong resident of El Paso and dedicated her time to her family and home. She was a member of the Third Order of the Franciscan Sisters at St. Raphael's. She is survived by her husband, Jose R. Sambrano; sons, George Figueroa, Richard Figueroa, Joe Arthur Sambrano and Hector Figueroa; daughters, Mary Lou Ayres, Terry Sambrano and Cindy Aguayo; 9 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; brothers, Jaime Cumplido and Anastacio Cumplido; sisters, Felicitas Rios and Consuelo Sigala, all of whom will miss her. Visitation will be held from 4 to 9 pm on Thursday, February 21, 2002 with the recital of the Rosary at 7:30 pm on Thursday at Sunset Funeral Home - East. Mass of the Resurrection will be said at 9 am on Friday, February 22, 2002 at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 2301 Zanzibar. Interment will follow at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home - East.

 

Villescas, Carlota C. 92, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2002. Mrs. Villescas lived in Canutillo for 91 years, where she was one of the original families who lived there. She was a member of the Catholic Church. Mrs. Villescas was preceded in death by her husband, Lauro Villescas. Survived by her son Enrique Villescas, daughters Yolanda Lucero and her husband Reymundo, Mary E. Perez and her husband Bonifacio, 14 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, and 6 great great grandchildren. Visitation will be held Thursday, February 21, 2002 from 4:00 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, February 22, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Canutillo, TX. Pallbearers will be Santos Lucero, Eric Lucero, Iaan Lucero, Perry Duby, Paul Ruedas and Julio Quintana. Interment will be in Canutillo Cemetery.

 

OGDEN, SYLVIA M. 50, passed away February 19, 2002. Mrs. Ogden was a lifelong resident of El Paso and had worked for the Texas Attorney General's Office, attended El Paso Community College, and had been Treasurer of the El Paso Council for the Blind. She was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church and also participated at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Mrs. Sylvia Ogden was preceded in death by her mother Anita Mendoza Ybarra. She is survived by her husband Alan C. Ogden, her son James H. Holguin, her sister Mary Helen Gonzales from California, her aunt and uncle Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Mendoza, and cousins Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dominguez. Other survivors include several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Thursday February 21, 2002 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm with a rosary service at 7:00 pm at Mt. Carmel Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral mass will be held on Friday February 22, 2002 at 10:00 am at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be James H. Holguin, Robert Gonzales Sr., Robert Gonzales Jr., Johnny Gonzales, David Dominguez, and Albert Gonzales. Honorary pallbearers will be Frank Dominguez, Eucebio Gonzales, and Oscar Sanchez. Arrangements by Mt. Carmel Funeral Home.

 

HOLGUIN, EUSEBIO OLIVAS 77, passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2002 in El Paso. He was a resident of El Paso for 30 years and was a member of the Catholic Church. Mr. Olivas retired after having been employed with a local dairy. He was preceded in death by his wife Angela Gonzalez Olivas and daughter Otilia Olivas. He is survived by his sons, Alfonso Olivas, Francisco Olivas, Raymundo Olivas, Leopoldo Olivas, Carlos Olivas, Rodolfo Olivas and Eusebio Olivas, Jr. Daughters, Belen O. Lopez and Leticia Olivas. 47 Grandchildren and 46 Great Grandchildren, 4 brothers and 5 sisters. Visitation will be Thursday from 2 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 10 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Members of the family will serve as pallbearers. Interment will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERALHOME - CAROLINA. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598-3332

 

GARCIA, VICTOR RAMIREZ 51, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2002. He was a lifelong resident of El Paso. Preceding him in death is his mother, Catalina Weaver. He is survived by father Troy H. Weaver, Jr.; son, Victor Raul Garcia; daughters, Christina Yvette Aguirre and Victoria Melinda Aguirre; 7 grandchildren; brothers, Jose Luis Garcia, James M. Weaver, David C. Weaver and Troy H. Weaver III; sisters, Juana C. Weaver Torres and Rosemary Weaver Medina. Visitation will be held from 4-9 p.m. Thursday, February 21, 2002 with the recital of the Rosary at 7 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home - Northeast. Mass of the Resurrection will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick Cathedral. Interment will follow at Evergreen East Cemetery. He will be missed by all who knew him. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home - Northeast.

 

KANE, GLADYS "KANDY" 80, passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2002. She was a longtime resident of El Paso and was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. Kandy" served her country as a World War II Veteran and was involved in military and non-military charitable organizations throughout her life, and was a retired real estate broker. Her humor and wit will be dearly missed. She is preceded in death by her husband, John F. Kane and is survived by her son, John T. Kane and daughter, Marianne Marks and her husband, Rudy and 10 grandchildren. Visitation will be Thursday, February 21, 2002 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with the rosary service at 7:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home-Central Chapel. Funeral mass will be Friday, February 22, 2002 at 1:30 p.m. at Center Chapel #2 (St. Michael's). Interment to follow at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery with military honors.

 

Villanueva, Leonor VELOS 56, passed away on Monday, February 18, 2002. She was a longtime resident of El Paso where she was a sewing machine operator and gave her time to her family and home. She is survived by common-law husband, Esvaldo Lopez, son, Anastacio Villanueva Jr.; daughters, Laura Amador and husband, Alfonso, and Sylvia Banuelos and husband, Sergio H.; grandchildren, Laura Elisa Martinez, Neida C. Amador and Esteban Villanueva; brothers, Jose Luis Veloz and Javier Veloz; sisters, Dionisia Aguirre, Maria Luisa Hernandez, Maria Teresa Reyes and Martina Torres. Visitation will be held from 4-9 p.m. Friday, February 22, 2002 with the recital of the Rosary at 7:30 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home - East, Chapel of Remembrance. Mass of the Resurrection will be said at 9 a.m. Saturday, February 23, 2002 at St. Paul Catholic Church, 7424 Mimosa. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery. She will be missed by all who knew her. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home - East.

 

LAJE, DR. LUIS JULIAN M.D., 85, passed away Monday, February 18, 2002. Dr. Laje was a long time resident of El Paso and a member of the American Psychiatry Association, the American Medical Association, the El Paso County Medical Society and the Texas Medical Society. He was born in Cordoba, Argentina on August 11, 1916 and at age 10 was sent to Spain by his parents to start his high school education. After graduating from high school, at age 15, he returned to Argentina and acquired a Bachelors Degree in Agricultural Engineering, in 1938, from the Universidad National de Buenos Aires with honors. He worked for the Argentine Government for 8 years as a Rural Agricultural Agent; then went on to manage the family winery/vineyards and operate his own farm. In 1950 he was awarded a full scholarship by the U.S. Government for a Masters program at Florida State University at Gainesville. He was the second man in the history of the university to complete his master's degree in two semesters with honors, then returned to Argentina to continue his work in agriculture. In 1958, at the age of 41, he entered medical school at the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo. He graduated medical school with honors in April 1965; 2 months later he immigrated to the U.S. with his wife and 6 children. Dr. Laje worked as a physician/psychiatrist at the Rhode Island Medical Center in Howard, R.I. and at Worcester State Hospital in Worcester, Mass. from 1965 to 1971. He and his entire family became United States Citizens in 1970. In 1971, Dr. Laje moved to El Paso to take a position as Director of Psychiatry at R.E. Thomason General Hospital. At age 56, he entered private practice to serve the people of El Paso and Ciudad Juarez until his retirement in 1988. After retirement, Dr. Laje continued his quest for knowledge through courses at U.T.E.P. on music, art appreciation and Latin-American literature making the honorary dean's list. His beloved children Maria Laje Romano and Juan Carlos Laje preceded him in death. Dr. Laje is survived by his wife, Maria Elena Laje, his daughter Lucila Laje Dorsett and husband Rollie Dorsett, of Austin, Texas, and his 3 sons: Luis Laje, Gonzalo A. Laje and wife Lori Laje, and Fernando H. Laje, all of El Paso. Other survivors include 13 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. All his loved ones; friends and colleagues will dearly miss him. The world is a better place because of him. A memorial service will be held at Sunset Funeral Home-West on Friday, February 22, at 6:30 pm and a mass will be held at Queen of Peace Catholic Church on Saturday, February 23, at 10:00 am.

 

DOMINGUEZ, ADAN 79, passed away on Monday, February 18, 2002. Born in Parral, Chihuahua on October 10, 1922, he retired from Overhead Door, Inc. Mr. Dominguez was a lector at Our Lady of the Valley Church. During his lifetime he was a diesel mechanic, fireman, worked on paving the Pan American Highway, promoting urban renewal in Ciudad Juarez and participated in theater and sports. He is survived by his wife, Margarita; sons, Adan and Victor and families; 7 grandchildren; brothers, Andres, Eladio, Alfredo and families; and many nieces, nephews and godchildren. Visitation will be held from 4 to 9 pm on Friday, February 22, 2002 with the recital of the Rosary at 7:00 pm on Friday at Sunset Funeral Home - East, Chapel of Peace. Mass of the Resurrection will be said at 11:30 am on Saturday, February 23, 2002 at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, 8600 Winchester. Interment will follow at Evergreen East Cemetery. He was loved by many and will be missed by family, friends and neighbors. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home - East.

 

HILL, UNA BEMUS born February 19, 1911 in San Antonio, Texas. Died February 18, 2002, one day before her 91st birthday. Resident of El Paso since 1934. She was involved in many civic projects. She was the motivating force in establishing the Manhattan Heights Historical District and Chairman-Director of the Woman's Department, El Paso Chamber of Commerce. Member of PEO Sisterhood, Chapter N for over fifty years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice E. Hill and son, Ed Hill. Survived by her son, Newton Hill, daughter-in-law, Trudy Hill and grandsons Eric Hill of El Paso and Matthew Hill of Berkeley, California. Services are to be held Saturday, February 23, 2002 at 3:30 PM at the First Presbyterian Chapel, 1340 Murchison Street.

 

MARTINEZ, MRS. ADELA A. 87, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2002 in El Paso. She was a lifelong resident of El Paso and was a member of the Catholic Church. Mrs. Martinez is survived by her sons, Lorenzo Martinez and wife Blanca, Tano Martinez and wife Rosa, Roberto Martinez and wife Rafa and Raymundo Martinez and wife Belinda. Daughters, Cruzita Rosales and husband Jaime and Dora Ruiz and husband Manny. 22 Grandchildren. 34 Great Grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home - Carolina. Recitation of the Rosary will be Friday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Saturday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Old Mission with time of mass pending. Pallbearers will be Tony Ruiz, Robert Martinez Jr., Lorenzo Martinez, Tano Martinez, Roberto Martinez and Raymundo Martinez. Interment will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Directed by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 Carolina Drive 598-3332

 

BENSON, MARY D. 77, passed away on Monday, February 18, 2002. She is survived by her daughter Brenda G. Smith of El Paso, Texas and sister Sarah Banks, of Dayton, Ohio. Graveside service will be held on Friday, February 22, 2002 at Memory Gardens of the Valley in Santa Teresa, New Mexico at 3:00 p.m. Arrangements by Sunset Funeral Home West.

 

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GARVERICK, MARY E. born February 4, 1911 in Richland County, Ohio passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2002. She lived in El Paso with her daughter, Gailya and son-in-law Ed Congleton for 10 years. Also surviving are a son, Arnold, daughter-in-law Mary of Sacramento, California. 6 Grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren, and one sister, Cleeta and brother-in-law Vernon Davis of Mansfield, Ohio. Private services will be held at Evergreen East Cemetery.

 

MONYE, MARIE-CHRISTINE de 60, passed away February 17, 2002. She was Director of the Academy of the Arts in central El Paso pursuing her life-long passion as a professional ballet dancer and teacher. Marie-Christine also taught foreign languages at Gadsden High School in Anthony, New Mexico. Marie-Christine is survived by her daughter Desiree de Monye; son Earl Peter Stagger and wife Rose; son Misha Mayr; grandchildren Lauren Michelle and Mark Andrew Stagger; Lillianna Marie and Emily Megan Graham, Ryan Kingsbury; and 2 dogs 3 cats and numerous plants. Services are Saturday, February 23 at 2:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home located at 5054 Doniphan Drive in El Paso. Marie-Christine loved us all. Arrangements by Hillcrest Funeral Home. 587-0202 5054 Doniphan

 

CANNON, PENNY Vistiation for, 59, of Ruidoso will be Friday, Feb. 22, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel from 2:00 until 4:00 PM. A visitation will be at Restlawn Funeral Home in El Paso, Saturday, February 23 from 1:30 PM until graveside service at 3:00 PM at Restlawn Memorial Park. Penny died Saturday, Feb. 16, at her home in Ruidoso. She was born April 25, 1942 in El Paso and had lived there all of her life until moving to Ruidoso ten years ago. She was a retired school teacher and was an avid golfer. She is survived by a brother, Gene Cannon of Canoga Park, California and an aunt, Phyllis Buncan of West Phoenix, Arizona.

 

Ordonez, Carlota 85, passed away in a local hospital. She is survived by her son, Jesus Ordonez and sisters, Refugio Meza, Rafaela Ordonez and Margarita aldonado. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 pm on Friday 2/22/02 with a rosary at 7 pm. Funeral mass will be at 10 am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church on Saturday 2/23/02 followed by the burial at Restlawn Cemetery. Funeral services entrusted to La Paz FuneralHome.

 

Crouse, Gregory Lamoyne passed away at the age of 44 in his parents home on Tuesday, February 19, 2002. He was a beloved son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend. He is grieved by all and his sense of humor, contagious energy and innate goodwill will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Greg's parents Antonio and Margarita Licona Fernandez, his sisters, Margo Crouse Suriano from Arkansas, Bonny Crouse Jeffers, from Denver, Colorado, Monica Crouse Dayoub and brothers, Michael Eugene Crouse and Raul "Dude" Crouse feel an emptiness in their hearts and mourn his absence. He also had uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews from his large extended family, many of whom were by his side joined in prayer as he left his home. Visitation will be on Friday, February 22, 2002 from 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. with the Rosary at 7:00 P.M. at Martin Funeral Home - Central Chapel. Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday at All Saint's Catholic Church, 1415 N. Dakota. Burial will follow at Evergreen Alameda. "After living a bittersweet life, Greg is now at peace. God Bless his soul and we will never forget you..."

 

 FRAGA, FELIX JR., 80, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2002. He was a longtime resident of El Paso and served proudly in the United States Army. He is survived by wife, Maria Elouisa Rodriguez; son, Thomas Fraga; daughter, Patricia W. Lay; brother, Fred Fraga; sisters, Bessie L. Morales and Barbara F. Jimenez. Visitation will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 22, 2002 at Sunset Funeral Home - West, Chapel of Peace. Pastor Edward Blakslee will officiate. He will be missed by all who knew him. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home-West.

 

KROHN, ALBERT MATHIAS "TITO", passed away on February 20, 2002. Tito, a lifelong resident of El Paso, was born on January 2, 1925 to Edna Mathias Krohn and Edmund Harry Krohn. He attended Dudley Elementary School, Black Foxe Military Academy and the University of Arizona. Tito enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as a member of the U.S. occupation forces in Japan following World War II. In 1950, Tito once again answered his country's call as a reserve officer in the Korean conflict. Tito's working career was guided by his entrepreneurial instincts. He headed Lone Star Builders, The Kool Kup Company and a firm that manufactured charcoal briquettes. His affinity for Mexico served as inspiration for the creation of Palm's Mexico Insurance in 1973. He headed the firm until he retired in 2001. Tito will be missed by the many people he came to know throughout his life in El Paso and in his travels to Mexico and points beyond. He was an avid traveler whose companion on so many memorable journeys was his wife of 54 years, Amelia, also his companion throughout the most rewarding years of his life. Throughout his life, Tito was active in many civic and fraternal organizations. He was a member of the El Paso Masonic Lodge number 130 and the El Maida Temple of the Scottish Rite for more than 50 years. Survivors include his wife Amelia Goodman Krohn and their children Lynn Krohn of Emeryville, CA; Matt and Elizabeth Krohn of Houston, TX; Doug and Monique Krohn of Basking Ridge, NJ; and James and Patricia Krohn of Dallas, TX. Amelia and Tito are blessed with 10 grandchildren. A memorial service will be held to honor Tito's life on Friday, February 22, 2002, at 1:00 P.M. at Temple Mt. Sinai, 4408 N. Stanton. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Scottish Rite Hospital, 2222 Welborn Street, Dallas, TX 75219, Temple Mt. Sinai, or the library fund at UTEP.

 

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SUDBURY, EARL JR., 74, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2002. A lifelong resident of El Paso, he retired from Laundry Supply Company and was past president of the El Paso Moose Lodge. "He was a devoted father and grandfather." He is preceded in death by his wife, Elena; and is survived by children, Patricia Coleman, Paulette Gomez, Loretta Poole, Susan Meadows and J. Edward Sudbury; 11 grandchildren, sister, Darlene Morrison and brother, Tommy D. Sudbury. Graveside service will be Saturday, February 23, 2002 at 9:30 a.m. at Restlawn Memorial Park. Services entrusted to Restlawn Funeral

 Home.

 

TAYLOR, ZION 10 months of Wichita Falls, Texas, passed away February 20, 2002 in S.A.F.B. Hospital. Born April 18, 2001 in Tacoma, Washington. Graveside services will be held under direction of Hillcrest Funeral Home. 915-598-3332. Surviving relatives: Parents: Davina & Michael Taylor of Wichita Falls, TX, 1 Brother: Nasier Taylor of Wichita Falls, TX., Grandparents: Sharon Mitchell of El Paso, TX., David R. Lewis of Gonzales, TX. Amanda & Vincent Taylor of Lexington, S.C., Great Grandparents: Ruth R. Mitchell of El Paso, TX., Juanita & Ralph Iles of Lexington, S.C.

 

RITA P. AGUILAR passed away February 22, 2002 at her residence in Midland, Texas. Rita was born October 13, 1928 in Maverick, Texas to Carlos and Luisa Pando. In 1947 she married Sabino R. Aguilar in Grandfalls, Texas. She was a member of Corazon de Jesus Society in Monahans, Texas in 1964. She lived her Cursillo in San Angelo, Texas in May 1963. Her parents, her husband Sabino and her brother Salvador Pando preceded her in death. Rita is survived by her children: Felis Subia, Rosa Aguilar, Alicia Shimel, Ruben Aguilar, Sabino Aguilar, Jr., Louisa Stewart, Gracie Quintela, eighteen grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren. A Rosary will be held for Rita at 7:00 P.M. Monday, February 25, 2002 at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services have been scheduled for 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home, 801 Andrews Hwy, Midland, Texas 79701.

 

FULPS, WELTON JAMES 96, passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2002. Mr. Fulps was a teacher and coach in the El Paso Public schools for over 25 years. He was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army at Fort Bliss during WWII. Mr. Fulps was a longtime member of the Methodist Church and Elks Lodge #187. Preceded in death by wife Mary Alice Fulps. Survived by sons Eddie J. and wife Betty Fulps and Donald and wife Janalee Fulps, 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, sisters Ruby Beason of Fort Worth, TX., Jimmie Ruth Miller of Baytown, TX. Mr. Fulps will have a visitation on Saturday, February 23, 2002 from 10:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Central. Graveside Service will be held in Mountain Park, Oklahoma. Funeral Services entrusted to Becker Funeral Home in Snyder, Oklahoma. Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in his name.

 

TAYLOR, JEANNE Eage 88, of Austin, died Tuesday, February 19, 2002. She was born September 3, 1914 in Clifton, Arizona to Homer C. Hirsch and Florence Hirsch Johnston. Mrs. Taylor grew up in El Paso, Texas where her father owned a machine shop that repaired and manufactured custom mining equipment for customers in New Mexico, Arizona and Mexico. After moving to Austin, she graduated from Austin High School in 1932. She attended the University of Texas at El Paso in 1932 and 1933, which was then known as the "College of Mines". She transferred to the University of Texas at Austin in 1934, where she met Madison I. Taylor and they were married in 1938, after he graduated with a degree in Petroleum Engineering and began working for Seaboard Oil Company. They lived in Corpus Christi, Texas and Illinois until World War II, when Madison rejoined the US Navy. They were stationed in Grand Prairie, Texas, Pasco, Washington and Los Angeles, California. After the war, Madison went to work for Gulf Oil in Fort Worth, Texas, where daughter, Janice was born in 1947, and son, Alan was born in 1953. In 1954 they were transferred to Roswell, New Mexico, where they resided until 1972. During their time there, Jeanne and Madison were active with the Roswell Museum and the Great Books Discussion Group at the museum, as well as with the local arts and music activities. Jeanne worked as a volunteer in the Roswell Public Library for many years. After Madison retired in 1972, they returned to Austin, where they met, and became active members of the U.T. Ex-Students Associations. They were acting hosts at many of the Association functions, even going on overseas trips. During their time in Austin, Madison and Jeanne joined the Covenant Presbyterian Church, Jeanne was a volunteer at the Texas State Library and they enjoyed traveling, especially to France with Madison's sister Ruth White and her husband, Frank. They continued to travel even after Jeanne had multiple operations on her right leg, making their last visit to El Paso in 1997. Their first grandchild, Lilia Taylor, was born in December 1997 and Madison died in January of 1998. Jeanne's bereavement was softened by her granddaughter as well as by the birth of her grandson, Theodore Taylor in October, 2000. Mrs. Taylor loved books, and continued to read fiction and history until her passing. She was fond of travel, mountains, good tea, good wine and chocolate, and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her daughter, Janice Taylor-Dillard of San Francisco, California; her son Alan taylor, daughter-in-law Jennifer Taylor, granddaughter Lilia Taylor and grandson Theodore Taylor, all of Las Cruces, New Mexico. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Madison. A memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m., Saturday, February 23, 2002 at the Cook-Walden Rockwood Lane Funeral Home Chapel in Austin, Texas with Dr. Rick Myers presiding. Arrangements by Cook-Walden Rockwood Lane Funeral Home, 7811 Rockwood Lane, Austin, Texas 78757 (512) 452-4001.

 

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Starkey, James Retired Colonel of Madison, Alabama, a retired U.S. Army Colonel died February 15, 2002. He was 60. Col. Starkey was a native of Massachusetts and lived in El Paso, Tx., before moving to Huntsville, Al., in 1990. He served in the U.S. Army for 26 years and was a veteran of the Vietnam war. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Air Medal, and Vietnam Cross of Gallantry. Survivors include his wife Sandra M. Starkey; two sons, Scott D. Starkey and Brian D. Starkey, both of Dallas. Burial will be Graveside services at Ft. Bliss Cemetery, 10:00am, February 28th. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or Aplastic Anemia Society.

 

QUILICI, JEAN ELIZABETH SNIDER 84, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2002, at Fort Bliss William Beaumont Army Medical Center. She was born on April 13, 1917, in Meyersdale, PA and was a resident of El Paso for over 40 years. She attended Duke University and graduated from Temple University in the First Class of Medical Technologists in 1939, and retired from Civil Service in 1981. She is survived by her husband Leo J. Quilici; son Captain Leo J. Quilici II, U.S.N.; daughters Louise Wickliffe and Mary Quilici; granddaughter Heather Boykin and great granddaughter Emily Boykin. She was a loving, caring and generous woman who will be missed by all. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Franciscan Missions.

 

TAYLOR, WILLIAM ROBERT born April 21, 1920 died in a VA Hospital on February 18, 2002. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in WWII, retired after 40 years from Southern Pacific Railroads. He is survived by his wife, Frances Taylor; his son, John Taylor of Baton Rouge, LA and his daughters, Barbara Landis of Whitney, TX and Debbie Salazar of Uvalde, TX; 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral Service will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 25th at Kaster-Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home Chapel. Palbearers will be James B. Barnes, Bill Dingwall, Weldon Howell, Maxie Smith, Irvin Holt. Interment will follow at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.

 

GUELL, DORWIN F. 85, died February 20, 2002. Dorwin was a resident of El Paso, Texas for more than 30 years. Dorwin was a member of the Coronado Christian Church. He worked for Darbyshire Steel from the time he arrived in El Paso until he retired in 1982. Dorwin was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Guell and by his second wife, Fern Guell. He was survived by his niece, Judy and Chet Cottom, their daughter, Elaine and her son, DeAndre also by Begee Allen; granddaughters, Joanne Jordan, Suzanne and Lenard Phillips, Dianne and Bill Johnson, and Bobbianne and Tim Ericson; great-grandchildren, Peggianne, Ben and Leslianne Ericson; Kyle and Ryan Phillips, and Grant Jordan. Dorwin was a 50+ year Mason and a member of the Shrine Greeters. He was a wonderful gracious and loving man and he will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Visitation will be Sunday, February 24th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be Monday, February 25th at 1:00 p.m. in Kaster-Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home Chapel with interment following at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

 

Romero, Eleanor G. 81, passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2002. She was a long time resident of El Paso and a member of the Catholic Church. Mrs. Romero is survived by her three daughters: Katherine Hernandez, Dolores Eberflus, Mary Louise Ellett; seven grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren; and sister Frances. A memorial service will be held on Monday, February 25, 2002 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Raphael's Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery at a later date.

 

Martinez, Florentino 88, passed away Wednesday February 20, 2002. He was a longtime resident of El Paso and a member of the Catholic Church. Mr. Martinez is survived by his sons Ramon Martinez, Julian Martinez, Tony Martinez, Ramon Martinez II., daughters Esther Martinez, and Rosita Martinez. Other survivors include thirteen grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. Visitation will be held Sunday February 24, 2002 from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. with a rosary service at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held Monday February 25, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at Santa Lucia Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ramon Martinez, Julian Martinez, Tony Martinez, Richard Martinez, Jose Alfredo Martinez, Ruben Cerna, and Roberto Moya. Arrangements by Mt. Carmel Funeral Home.

 

COLLINSWORTH, MRS. MARION G. 85, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2002 in El Paso. She was a lifelong resident of El Paso and a member of the Valley Congregational Church. Mrs. Collinsworth was also a member of the Ysleta Chapter order of the Eastern Star and a charter member of the Lower Valley Art Association. She was preceded in death by her husband, Max C. Collinsworth and her grandson, Stephen Chase. Mrs. Collinsworth is survived by her son, Gary Collinsworth and his wife Regena of Odessa, Texas. Daughters, Stella Scanlon and husband George Hazelgreen, Alabama and Carolyn Bossley and husband J.M. of Frederick, Colorado. 8 Grandchildren. 14 Great Grandchildren. Brother Vernon L. Greggerson and wife Doris. Sister-in-laws, Mildred Good, Mary Sanders and Nancy Greggerson. Brother-in-law Fred Collinsworth and wife Ora. Many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Monday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home Carolina. Funeral Service will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Hillcrest Chapel with Rev. Robert Voight officiating. Members of the family will serve as Pallbearers. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the St. Stephen's Church of Hope, 2400 George Dieter, El Paso, Texas 79936. Interment will be in Evergreen East Cemetery. Directed by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 Carolina Drive 598-3332

 

CASTILLO, MARGARITA R. 76, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2002 in El Paso. She was a longtime resident of El Paso and was a member of the Catholic Church. Mrs. Castillo was a retired machine operator for Hick Ponder. She was preceded in death by her daughter Sandra Acosta. Mrs. Castillo is survived by her daughter Yvonne Acosta. 7 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren. Sister: Caridad Paez. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home Carolina. Recitation of the Rosary will be Sunday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Manuel Acosta Jr., Javier Acosta, Alfredo Acosta Jr., Julian Acosta, Salvador Acosta and Andrew Acosta. Interment will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Arrangemetns by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME CAROLINA. 1060 CAROLINA DR 598-3332

 

VERA, OFELIA S. "NANA" 64, passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2002. She was a lifelong resident of El Paso and worked as a nurses assistant. Mrs. Vera was a member of the Catholic Church. She was a loving wife and leaves behind her husband, Manuel Vera. Other survivors include her sons and their wives, Jesus Romero Jr. and Martha Delgado and Roy and Delia Vera; daughters and their husbands, Marie A. Navarro and Robert, Cynthia B. Trejo and James and Elvia Rangel and Eleazer; 16 grandchildren; brothers, Leopoldo, Antonio, Reymundo, Gilbert, Eduardo and Samuel Sanchez; sister, Gloria Castro. Visitation will be on Sunday, February 24, 2002 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home NE, 4631 Hondo Pass. Rosary will be 7 p.m. Sunday, February 24, 2002 at the Funeral Home Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Monday February 25, 2002 at St. Pius X Catholic Church at 12:15 p.m. Msgr. Arturo Banuelas will officiate. Interment will follow at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home Northeast.

 

DAVIS, LEX BEE JR, SGM UNITED STATES ARMY RET., 79, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2002. Born in Charleston, SC on January 9, 1923 to Lex Bee Davis Sr. and Edna Floyd Davis, "Dave," as he was known to his friends, joined the United States Navy in 1940, transferring to the US Army in 1950, and retiring from service in 1972. The real estate community remembers him for his work with First American Title Co. in El Paso, Texas. As a young gunnersmate in the US Navy, he served aboard the Armed Guard Vessel SS Stella Lykes. Sunk by a German submarine, he spent 10 days in a lifeboat before landing in Portuguese West Africa where the SS Chateau Thierry rescued him. His Career in Artillery Air Defense brought him and his family to Europe and the Far East, along with tours in El Paso and Washington, DC. From a military family, Dave is preceded in death by his father, Lex Bee Davis Sr., USMC, and his maternal grandfather, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Edward Floyd, USN. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Margaret, his daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Kendall Walthew, his brother CW4 (ret) Charles O. Davis of Enterprise, Alabama, his sisters, Louise Fowler, Carolyn Ippolito, and Patricia Luker, all of Charleston, SC, and his sister-in-law, Anna Davis of Tulsa, OK. Visitation will be Sundary from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home Carolina. Rosary will be Sunday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral Service will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Hillcrest chapel. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME CAROLINA. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598-3332

 

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KISCO, DOROTHY I. 86, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2002. Preceded in death by her husband and her parents. Survived by her son and his wife R.J. Arden and Shirley; grandchildren Irene Trujillo and Matthew (Cathy) and Mark Arden (Liz); great grand-children Aaron M., David E. and Zelina Trujillo and Nicole Arden; sister Kathryn Olson; niece Judy Cech; and nephew Wayne Olson.

 

MORFIN, ALBERTINA 84, passed away on February 23, 2002. She was a beloved mother, and grandmother and will truly be missed by all who loved and knew her. She was retired from the Federal Reserve Bank after thirty years of service. Miss Morfin was a member of the Catholic church. Miss Morfin is survived by her daughters, Leticia Romero, and Grace Ruiz; grandchildren, Larry Romero, Paul Romero, Rebecca Escandon, Karoly Bieganowski; great grandson Troy Romero; nephews, Rogelio Gonzalez and Fr. John Morfin; sister, Rosa M. Gonzalez. The family would like to thank V.N.A.-Hospice for all their help and support. Visitation will be held on Monday, February 25, 2002 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home West. Rosary will be held on Monday, February 25, 2002 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home West 128 N. Resler Dr. Funeral Mass will held on Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at 9:15 a.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church. Interment will follow to Memory Gardens of Valley Cemetery with Fr. Peters officiating. Pallbearers Larry Romero, Paul Romero, Ramiro Escandon, Roger Gonzalez, David Johnson, and Jason Harrington.

 

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SCHIEMAN, HERMAN LISLE "DUTCH" 74, passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2002. Born in Edgewater, Colorado, he attended the University of Colorado where he earned a Bachelors degree in Architecture. Lisle worked as a licensed professional Engineer in El Paso where he resided for the last 47 years. He served as a Gunners Mate in the U.S. Navy on a destroyer in World War II. Lisle retired from the El Paso Independent School District as Director of Facilities, where his responsibilities included the construction of many EPISD Schools. Mr. Schieman was preceded in death by his oldest son Paul Lisle Schieman. Lisle was the loving husband of Barbara, father of Pam Baker, Terri Treharne, Judy Amstater, and Todd Schieman of California. He will also be greatly missed by his ten grandchildren. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, February 28, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at Coronado Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to a charity of choice. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens of the Valley Cemetery.

 

VILLA, NICOLAS 84, passed away Saturday February 23, 2002. He was a longtime resident of El Paso and an active  member of the Catholic Church. Mr. Villa is preceded in death by his daughter Connie Villa. He is survived by his wife Maria T. Villa, his daughters Cecy Ramirez, Leonor Huerta,Virginia Figueroa, Reyna Lehker, Maria Eytcheson, Dolores  Rodarte, Margarita Torres, Marta Perez, and sons Federico Villa, Nicolas Antonio Villa, Benjamin Villa, and Cesareo  Rodriguez. Other survivors include twenty‑two grandchildren, four‑great grandchildren, and childhood friend 'brother' Fermin Soto. Visitation will be held Tuesday February 26, 2002 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a rosary service at 7:00 p.m. at San Felipe De Jesus Catholic Church. Funeral mass will be held Wednesday February 27, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at San Felipe De Jesus Catholic Church. Interment will be at Jardines Eternos Cemetery in Cd. Juarez, Mexico at                2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to San Felipe De Jesus Catholic Church. Arrangements made by Mt. Carmel Funeral Home.

 

GONZALEZ, MARIA DE JESUS (Jesusita), 92, passed away Sunday, February 24, 2002. Preceded in death by husband Baltazar Gonzalez; sons Armando and Baltazar Gonzalez Jr. and her parents. Survived by sons Fernando,amiro, and Raul Gonzalez; daughter Lily Aguirre; 22 grandchildren; and many great grandchildren and great great    grandchildren. Mrs. Gonzalez will lie   in state Wednesday, February 27, 2002 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, February 27, 2002 at Martin Chapel. Funeral mass will be held at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, February 28, 2002 at Santo Nino De Atocha  Catholic Church. Family members will serve as  pallbearers. Burial at Evergreen East Cemetery.

 

CHAVEZ,  MRS. CARMEN D. 88, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2002 in El Paso. She was a longtime resident of El Paso and a member of the Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Enrique Chavez. Mrs. Chavez is survived by her sons, Jose E. Chavez of El Paso, Texas, Luis Chavez of San Diego, California and Ignacio Chavez of El Paso, Texas.  Daughters, Carmen C. Munoz of Las Cruces, New Mexico and Maria I.Caro of Mesquite, New Mexico. 20 Grandchildren. 23 Great Grandchildren. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home ‑ Carolina. Recitation of the Rosary will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Carlos Chavez, Jimmy  Munoz, John Munoz, Ignacio Chavez, Michael Hidalgo, Luis Chavez, Luis E.     Chavez, and Danny Caro Jr. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jose E. Chavez, Abraham Luna, Danny Caro Sr., Ricky Hidalgo and Hector Luna. Interment  will be in Evergreen East Cemetery. Directed by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 Carolina Drive. 598‑3332

 

ESTRADA, LUCILA M. 63, passed away February 23, 2002. She was a  homemaker. Mrs. Estrada is preceded in death by her parents Felix Sr. and Manuela Moreno, and two children, son Lauro Estrda Jr., and daughter Maria Lorenza Estrada. She is survived by her husband Lauro Estrada Sr., daughter Corina Sotomayor, son‑in‑law Jorge Sotomayor Jr., and one grandson, Angel Sotomayor. Visitation will be held Tuesday February 26, 2002 from 4:00 pm  to 9:00 pm with a rosary service at 7:00 pm at Mt. Carmel Funeral Home  Chapel. Funeral mass will be held Wednesday February 27, 2002 at 1:00 pm at St. Stephens Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Ft. Bliss National  Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jorge Sotomayor Jr., Frankie Ornelas III, Albert Ornelas, Ray Aguilar, Efren Friarie, and Abel Gonzales. Honorary  pallbearers are Angel Sotomayer and Albert Roldan. Arrangements by Mt. Carmel Funeral Home. Humberto Navarro, Sr., 72, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2002 at a local hospital. Mr. Navarro was a life long resident of El Paso and the  owner of El Padrino Lounge. He was preceded in death by his mother, Luz M. Navarro. Mr. Navarro is survived by his wife, Alba Luz Navarro, sons, Humberto Jesus, Eduardo, and Daniel, daughters, Alba Luz, Vilma, and  Claudina, 3 grandchildren, Gilberto Guillen Jr., Daniela Navarro, and Isaac  Navarro, brothers, Jesus Navarro and Luis Navarro, sisters, Luz Socorro  Esparza and Maria Teresa Villegas. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home ‑ Carolina. Prayer Service will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral Service will be Thursday at 12:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Family members will serve as Pallbearers. Interment will be in Restlawn Memorial Park. Arrangements by HILLCREST

FUNERAL HOME. 1060 Carolina Drive. 598‑3332

 

FLORES, ROGELIO 64, passed away Friday, February 22, 2002 in El Paso. He was a long time resident of El Paso and a Production Manager. Mr. Flores is preceded in death by his father Celso Flores, sister, Amada Flores. He is survived by his wife, Georgina Flores, mother, Eva Ontiveros, sons,  Rogelio Flores, Alejandro Flores, Victor Alberto Flores, daughter, Sylvia  Flores Loya, 8 grandchildren, brothers, Moroni Flores, Roberto Flores, Saul Flores, Adarian Flores, Sisters, Hilda Gonzalez, Yolanda Pinon, Arcelia Jarvis  and Martha Escobar. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at  Hillcrest Funeral Home ‑ Carolina. Prayer Service will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral Service will be Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 1212 Sumac. Pallbearers will  be Rogelio Flores, Alejandro Flores, Victor Flores, Carlos A. Loya, Carlos Loya Jr., and Rogelio A. Flores. Interment will be in Evergreen East  Cemetery. Directed by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME 1060 Carolina

 rive. 598‑3332

 

GRANADOS, LUCY OLIVARES 52, passed away Saturday, February  23, 2002 in El Paso.  Mrs. Granados had been a lifelong resident of El Paso  and a member of the Catholic Church. She  had been employed as an  Inspector for Farah Manufacturing. She is survived by her husband Jesus C. Granados. Daughter, Rosemary Lorraine Granados. Father, Pedro Olivares.Brothers, Lorenzo B. Olivares and Pedro Olivares Jr. Sister, Cecilia O. Falcon. Recitation of the Rosary will be Wednes-day at 7 p.m. at San Jose  Mission. Funeral Mass will be Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at Mt. Carmel Catholic  Church. Pallbearers will be Lorenzo Olivares Sr., Lorenzo Olivares Jr., Able  Gomez, Samuel Granados, Jose Falcon and Pedro Olivares Jr. Interment will  be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL  HOME ‑ CAROLINA. 1060 Carolina Dr. 598‑3332

 

Herrera,  Salvador G. passed away on Feb 22, 2002. He was a long‑time resident  of El Paso. Salvador is survived by his wife Esperanza Herrera, and his eight  children: Marlene, Salvador Jr., Jeanette, Janice, Lorraine, Lorelei, Edward  and Joan. He also had sixteen grandchildren. Salvador was a great member of the community and he was loved very much by his family. He will be missed.

 

DOMINGUEZ,  MANUELA "NELLIE" was called home by Our Lord on  Friday, February 22, 2002. A longtime resident of El Paso, Nellie retired from W.R. Weaver Company. Her retirement years were spent volunteering for various church groups and enjoying her grandchildren. Beloved Sister, Mother, Grandmother, Great‑Grandmother, Great‑Great‑Grandmother, and Aunt, she was preceded in death by her mother Refugio Robledo Dominguez  and her father Jose Dominguez. Survivors include her son David Dominguez and wife Alice of Merced, California. Daughter Terry Mendoza and husband George, sisters Catalina D. Chavez and Ruth Peterson of El Paso. SisterCipriana Villanueva and brother Natividad  Dominguez of Los Angeles. She will be deeply missed by her 9 Grandchildren, 2 Great‑Grandchildren, 1 Great‑Great‑Grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be George Mendoza, Matthew Mendoza, Dante Mendoza, DavidDominguez, Salvador Chavez, Tim Esparza, Bernie Cereceres, and Juan  Carrillo. Our Family wishes to thank the following people for their assistance and support; the Del Sol Oncology Nursing Staff, especially Sam and Monica, the Pebble Creek Nursing Center and Staff, and Ms. Murillo with Odyssey  Hospice. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at HillcrestFuneral Home ‑ Carolina. Recitation of the Rosary will be Wednesday at 7  p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Santa   Lucia Catholic Church. Interment will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Directed  by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 Carolina Drive. 598‑3332

 

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Cruz Munoz,  Maria 68, passed away Friday, February 22, 2002. She was a lifelong resident of El Paso. She was a member of Santo Nino Jesus de Atocha Catholic Church, past President of Bowie Alumni Association, Historian Bowie Booster Club, lifetime PTA member E.P.I.S.D., past member PTSA Jefferson, Cosmetology Instructor at Tri State Beauty School. Survivors include her husband Ramon "Monchie" Munoz; daughters & son in law Belinda Rodriguez & Cristina & Dr. Rudy Leyva; son Ricardo Munoz; grandchildren Ruby Rodriguez, Rhia Vallejo & husband Michael, Rikki Leyva, Paul Leyva; great grandchildren Izac Gasca, Michael Vallejo, Jr., Michelle Vallejo. Visitation will be Wednesday, 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Harding Orr & McDaniel. Rosary Service will be Thursday, 7:00 p.m. at funeral home. Funeral Mass will be held Friday, 10:00 a.m. at Santo Nino Jesus de Atocha Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ricardo Munoz, Lou Portillo, Dr. Rudy Leyva, Michael Vallejo, David Saenz, Ruben Munoz, Robert Cordova, Richard Villa & Steve Walworth. Memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.

 

SLAFF, MAUDIE SHELTON 91, died February 10, 2002 in Lubbock, Texas. She was a resident of the Perfect Peace Care Center in Wolfforth, TX. She was born October 29, 1910 to a pioneering New Mexico family in Glenwood, N.M.  She made her home in El Paso for 70 years and retired after 30 years as the Civilian Supervisor of Finance at Ft. Bliss. She  was an active member of the El Paso Women's Club and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. Her special interest was the Arts and  Crafts Club where her contributions helped to make the annual show a success. Mrs. Slaff was a strong supporter of  the UTEP Basketball and Football programs being a season ticket holder for many years. She had the distinction of being the first woman juror and jury foreman in the County Court of El Paso. She is survived by her daughter, Carole Ann Adams McFerren of Henderson, NV; three grandchildren, Dr. Glen McFerren of Lubbock, TX., Scottie McFerren Leming of Murrieta, CA., and Greg McFerren of Kaneohe, HI; eight great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by husbands David Slaff and Robert Adams; her parents, Claude H. Shelton and Minnie Belle Burns; five brothers and one sister. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimers Society. Arrangements were handled by Resthaven Funeral Home in  Lubbock, TX.

 

CASTRO, IGNACIO G. (NACHO) 69, passed away Sunday February 24, 2002. He is survived by his wife Amada L. Castro, daughters Ana Maria Ugues and Sylvia Jimenez, brother Roberto G. Castro, grandchildren Ricardo Ugues, Marcos Ugues, Veronica Ugues, Monica Ugues, Veronica Jimenez, and Rebecca Jimenez and 6 greatgrandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 pm, on Thursday February 28 with rosary at 7 pm at El Paso Mission Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be at 10 am Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Evergreen East Cemetery. Services entrusted to El Paso Mission Funeral Home.

 

FLORES, ROGELIO 64, passed away Friday, February 22, 2002 in El Paso. He was a long time resident of El Paso and a Production Manager. Mr. Flores is preceded in death by his father Celso Flores, sister, Amada Flores.  He is survived by his wife, Georgina Flores, mother, Eva Flores, sons, Rogelio  Flores, Alejandro Flores, Victor Alberto Flores, daughter, Sylvia Flores Loya, 8 grandchildren, brothers, Moroni Flores, Roberto Flores, Saul Flores, Adrian Flores, sisters, Hilda Gonzalez, Yolanda Pinon, Arcelia Jarvis and  Martha Escobar. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home - Carolina. Prayer Service will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral Service will be Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 1212 Sumac. Pallbearers will be Rogelio Flores, Alejandro Flores, Victor Flores, Carlos A. Loya, Carlos Loya Jr., and Rogelio A. Flores. Interment will be in Evergreen East Cemetery. Directed by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME 1060 Carolina Drive. 598-3332.

 

DAVILA, YOLANDA  42, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2002 in a local hospital. She was a life long resident of El Paso and a member of the Catholic Church. Mrs. Davila is survived by her son, Jaime Ismael Davila, daughters, Monica Yvette Davila, Veronica Yvonne Davila, and sister, Magdalena Valtier Castro. Visitation will be Thursday from 2 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 10:00 a.m. at St. Pius Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Jaime Ismael Davila, Tomas Davila, Ernest Valtier, Alfonso Orona, Pedro Davila and Jerry Chavez. Interment will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Directed by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 CAROLINA, 598-3332.

 

PEREZ, ROSA EMMA RIVERA  49, passed away on Monday, February  25, 2002. Born in Mexico, she dedicated her time to her family and home.  Survivors include her husband, Luis Perez; son, Jaime Cruz Rivera; daughters,  Nancy A. Rivera Fontes and Elizabeth Monares; 4 grandchildren; brothers,  Enrique, Luis Manuel, Roberto, Javier and Jorge; sisters, San Juana and  Margarita Rivera; along with several other relatives and friends. Visitation will  be from 4-9 P.M. Wednesday at Sunset Funeral Home - East, Chapel of Remembrance, with a Rosary to be recited at 7 P.M. Mass of the Resurrection will be said at 10 A.M. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1315 Travis. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park. Her parents,  Marcelino and Socorro F. Rivera preceded her in death. Family members will serve as pallbearers. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home - East.

 

MONTGOMERY,  ZOE ANNE NEAL   Montgomery Funeral services will be held at Trinity-First United Methodist Church on Friday, March 1, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. for ZOE ANNE NEAL MONTGOMERY who passed away Tuesday February 26, 2002. Burial will be at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. She was born August 14, 1921, in McAlester, Oklahoma to Maye Louise Rasar and William Caswell Neal. She demonstrated an early interest in music and by the time the family moved to Dallas, she was appearing in recital and on radio. She went on to study piano, organ and voice at Texas State College for Women. In 1944 she married John Willard Montgomery who preceded her in death. She traveled with him throughout his career as an Army Air Corps Physician. They came to El Paso when he assumed the rank of Post Surgeon at Fort Bliss. Zoe Anne continued  her career in music performing in recital on the organ and piano in Santa Fe, Hanover College, Indiana, and in El Paso. She taught private students piano in El Paso for four decades, and also taught at Austin High School, Radford School for Girls, and Hillside Elementary School in the Deaf Education Department. In Santa Fe she served as President of the Girl Scout Council, served on the Board of the Children's Ballet Workshop, was President of the Junior Welfare Association, and was a member of the Board of Directors of the School of Practical Nursing at St. Vincent Hospital. In El Paso she was President of the Radford Mother's Association, a member of the American  Guild of Organists and was active for many years in the El Paso Music Teacher's Association. She was a member of Trinity-First United Methodist Church where she served on the Television Ministry team and was a member of the United Methodist Women. She was a member of Music Teachers National Association, Texas Order of Eastern Star and was a volunteer with the El Paso Police Department. Zoe Anne is survived by her daughters J. Anne Montgomery of South Bend, Indiana, Jane Montgomery Sinclair of El Paso, and three grandchildren: Jennifer Griffing, and Janet Sinclair, both of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Peter Buttigieg of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Memorial contributions may be made to the Television Ministry of Trinity-First Methodist Church, 810 N. Oregon, El Paso, TX 79902 or El Paso Music Teachers Scholarship Fund, c/o Mark Watts, 66 Kingery, El Paso, TX  79902.

 

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Munoz, Maria Cruz 68, passed away Friday, February 22, 2002. She was a lifelong resident of El Paso. She was a member of Santo Nino Jesus de Atocha Catholic Church, past President of Bowie Alumni Association, Historian Bowie Booster Club, lifetime PTA member E.P.I.S.D., past member PTSA Jefferson, Cosmetology Instructor at Tri State Beauty School. Survivors include her husband Ramon "Monchie" Munoz; daughters & son in law Belinda Rodriguez & Cristina & Dr. Rudy Leyva; son Ricardo Munoz; grandchildren Ruby Rodriguez, Rhia Vallejo & husband Michael, Rikki Leyva, Paul Leyva; great grandchildren Izac Gasca, Michael Vallejo, Jr., Michelle Vallejo. Visitation will be Wednesday, 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Harding Orr & McDaniel. Rosary Service will be Thursday, 7:00 p.m. at funeral home. Funeral Mass will be held Friday, 10:00 a.m. at Santo Nino Jesus de Atocha Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ricardo Munoz, Lou Portillo, Dr. Rudy Leyva, Michael Vallejo, David Saenz, Ruben Munoz, Robert Cordova, Richard Villa & Steve Walworth. Memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.

 

LORENTZEN, JOHN NATHAN LANE 88, Lt. Col., U.S. Air Force Reserve (Ret.), passed away Monday, February 25th, 2002 in El Paso. A native El Pasoan, he was born on February 17, 1914, attended Vilas School and graduated from El Paso High School in 1931. He graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1935 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps in the South Pacific, and during the Korean War he served as Base Supply Officer at Macdill Air Force Base, Florida. After the Korean War, he returned to El Paso and took over his father's Merchandize Brokerage Business. He sold the business in the mid 1960's and then worked for the El Paso Independent School District and later was a public accountant. He was active in Rotary International from 1947-1977. Mr. Lorentzen was a 50 year member of El Paso Lodge No. 130, AF & AM, and the El Paso Scottish Rite Bodies, where he was especially active and nationally recognized for his accomplishments in the design of ritual costuming. A 33 degree mason, he was also a member of El Maida Shrine Temple. He was a member of the Col. Turner R. Sharp Chapter, Texas Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, where he served as Chaplain for many years and was Past President in 1989. He was also an active member of the El Paso Art Association, serving as Treasurer from 1987-1994. He was preceded in death by his father Julius William Lorentzen, his mother Ada Vivian Lane Lorentzen and his sister Julia Lane Lorentzen Fink. He is survived by his wife Eleanor Lillian Medler Lorentzen, his brother Dr. Wayne Lane Lorentzen, his son Colonel Edward Julius Lorentzen (U.S. Army Ret.), his daughter Anne Elizabeth Lorentzen, his daughter-in-law Betty Lange Lorentzen and three grandchildren, Amy Irene Lorentzen, John Calvin Lorentzen and Emily Christine Lorentzen. Visitation will be Thursday, 5-9 p.m. at Harding Orr & McDaniel Funeral Home, 320 Montana Avenue. Funeral services will be held at Harding Orr & McDaniel Chapel on Friday at 1:15 p.m. with interment at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m.

 

PINEDA, ELISA M. born April 27, 1916 passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2002. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jose D. Pineda. She was a life long resident of El Paso and a member of the Catholic Church. She is survived by her sons, Richard D. Pineda and Gilbert Pineda and seven grandchildren. Rosary services were conducted by Sr. Maria Jesus Munguia. Funeral mass Thursday, February 28, 2002, 9:15 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rev. Rafael Garcia, S.J., officiating with burial immediately following at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Pallbearers, Richard D. Pineda, Gilbert Pineda, Chuck Pineda, Nick Pineda, Ray Alvillar, Mike Portillo. Honorary Pallbearers, Tom Scrivner, Eddie Morales, Oscar Morales, Gilbert Veloz, Butch Lieber, Ismael Hernandez.

 

Zimmerman, Emanuel S. “Manny” 78, passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2002. Manny was born in Kansas City, Missouri on April 25, 1923. He was a tech sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. As a radio operator and waist gunner on a B-26 medium bomber, Manny flew 66 missions over Germany and France, followed by several supply flights through the Himalayan Mountains. He moved to El Paso and married Irene Faye Levy in 1947. They enjoyed 54 years of marriage. A Master Plumber by trade, Manny founded Casa Plumbing Company in 1972. He remained an active partner in the company with sons Mark Zimmerman and Lee Zimmerman. Manny was a longtime Mason in the Blue Lodge and Scottish Rite. Manny is preceded in death by his parents Rose Raskin Zimmerman and Sam Zimmerman and by his twin brother Harold Zimmerman. He will be remembered by his friends and family including wife Irene Levy Zimmerman; sister Ellen Krasn of Henderson, Nevada; daughter Jeryl Marcus and son-in-law David Marcus, sons Jay Zimmerman, Mark Zimmerman and Lee Zimmerman; grandchildren Jessica Zimmerman, Joseph Marcus and Amanda Marcus, Shelby Zimmerman and Jake Zimmerman along with his nieces and nephews in El Paso, and Henderson, Nevada and Kansas City. Graveside services will be at 11:00 am Friday, March 1st at Temple Mt. Sinai cemetery.

 

Gavaldon, Augusto Leonardo 78, affectionately known by friends and family as "Leony", passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2002. He was a life long resident of El Paso. Mr. Gavaldon was preceded in death by his parents Mr. Jesus Gavaldon Caballero and his mother Mrs. Angela Natividad Gavaldon; by his sisters: Laura G. Swain, Florinda Isa Gavaldon, Eva G. Martinez, Delia G. Guillen, and his brother Jesse Gavaldon. He is survived by his wife Bertha Alicia Naciff Gavaldon, his son Alberto Leonardo Gavaldon, daughter Rebecca Lorena Hancock, two granddaughters, Kirsten and Lauren Hancock; and also survived by daughter Chantal Armande Gavaldon of Fort Worth, Texas, a granddaughter Michelle and great grandson Damon of same city. He is also survived by his brother Alberto Jose Gavaldon of Ontario, Calif., two sisters Alma Alicia Shaffer of Reseda, Calif., and Selsa G. Reyes of El Paso. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater. He was retired from the KTSM Station where he was present at the dawn of the television era. In that capacity he also

 was present at the installation of the first El Paso Aerial Tramway.

 

Willis, Clifton Adir 72, of Goode, VA, formerly of El Paso passed away Sunday, February 24, 2002 at Lynchburg General Hospital in Virginia. He was the husband of Hazel Willis. Born in Clintwood, VA, March 4, 1929, he was the son of the late Garland and Mae Farmer Willis. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force and was a Vietnam Veteran. Exceptional at gardening, he was also a versatile handyman and was a member of the Forest Alliance Church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Clifton A. Willis, Jr. of Honolulu, HI; Gary Wayne Willis and wife, Michelle of El Paso, TX; Donald Kalani Willis of Wichita Falls, TX; two daughters, Carol Mae Willis of Goode, VA; Shirley Gale Bowles and husband, Richard of El Paso, TX; five brothers, James T. Willis of Maryland, Bill Willis of Hurt, VA; Jack Willis and Joe Willis, both of Clintwood, VA; Martin Willis of Meadowview, VA; one sister, Betty June Mullins of Hindman, KY and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February

 26, 2002, in Whitten Timberlake Chapel in Virginia with Pastor Cecil Kramer and Pastor James Lee of Forest Alliance Church officiating. Funeral services in El Paso to be held Friday, March 1, 2002 at 8:30 a.m. in Restlawn Funeral Home, 4848 Alps, with interment to follow in Fort Bliss National Cemetery with full military honors to be accorded.

 

GUERRA, DANIEL "DANNY" 46, entered eternal rest on Tuesday, February 26, 2002. Danny was a lifelong resident of El Paso and was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. He was an Appliance Technician with Regis Bernard Furniture. He is preceded in death by his father, David Guerra, Sr. and is survived by his wife of 10 years, Linda Guerra; Sons, Daniel Guerra Jr., Alex Gurrola, Daniel Gurrola and Rudy Guerra; Daughter, Becky Livingston; Mother, Maria B. Guerra; Brothers, David Guerra, Jr., Ramon and Ruben Guerra; Sister, Annette Salas, and nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Thursday, February 28, 2002 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with the Rosary Service at 7:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home-Central Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Friday, March 1, 2002 at 12:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Pallbearers, David Guerra III, Ruben Guerra, Daniel Guerra, Jr., Jacinto Gurrola Jr., Joe Salas Jr. and Tony Chaparro. Danny will be laid to rest at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

 

FREAD, LORENE (LOU) born March 22, 1930 in Kearney, Nebraska. Our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother has been called into the kingdom of heaven to live forever with Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. After a long bout with cancer she rested on February 22, 2002 at 72 years of age. She was preceded in death by her loving husband and friend, Hal. Survived by her children, Bill and Lisa Fread, Cindy and Dave Wheeler, Debbie and David Hall, Kathy Fread, David and Jody Fread; grandchildren, Molly, Jody, Cherie, Nick, Amanda, Lee, and Samuel; great-grandchildren, Nathan, Bailey, Madeline, Brandon and Westley. Viewing will be at 11:00 a.m. March 1, 2002 with a memorial service at 12:30 p.m. at Harvest Christian Center 785 Southwestern Dr. by Pastor C. Eddie Lee. Burial will be at Fort Bliss National Cemetery following services.

 

DAVILA, YOLANDA 42, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2002 in a local hospital. She was a life long resident of El Paso and a member of the Catholic Church. Mrs. Davila is survived by her son, Jaime Ismael Davila, daughters, Monica Yvette Davila, Veronica Yvonne Davila, sisters, Magdalena Valtier Castro, Rebeca Valtier Orona and Grace Valtier. Visitation will be Thursday from 2 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 10:00 a.m. at St. Pius Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Jaime Ismael Davila, Tomas Davila, Ernest Valtier, Alfonso Orona, Pedro Davila and Jerry Chavez. Interment will be in Evergreen East Cemetery. Directed by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 CAROLINA, 598-3332

 

DURAN, MIGUEL P. 81, passed away Monday, February 25, 2002 in Truth or Consequence, New Mexico. He was a longtime resident of Canutillo, Texas and was a member of the Catholic Church. Mr. Duran was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II. He is survived by his daughters Celia Barreras, Anita Ornelas and Maria Elena Ortega. 11 Grandchildren and 14 Great Grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home - Doniphan. Recitation of the Rosary will be Friday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church, La Union, New Mexico. Members of the family will serve as pallbearers. Interment will be in La Union Cemetery, La Union, New Mexico. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME-DONIPHAN. 5054 DONIPHAN DR. 587-0202

 



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