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March 1 2002

 

LOYA, CLARA RUTH 96, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2002. Longtime resident of El Paso, Texas. Mrs. Loya was a daughter of Texas, past president of American Legion Post #58 and was a volunteer of many local charities in the El Paso area. Proceeded in death by husband Pete R. Loya. Survived by son Richard and wife Peggie Loya, grandchildren Richard Loya, Joseph Loya and Maggie Guay, great grandchildren Justin Loya and Dylan Guay. Graveside Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2002 at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

 

PUENTE, IVAN 24, passed away, Sunday, February 3, 2002. He was a member and employee of Abundant Living Faith Center. He strongly believed that Jesus Christ was his Lord and Savior. He is survived by his wife, Blanca E. Puente. Daughter, Ivonne Vanessa Puente. Son, Ivan Noe Puente. Stepfather, Jose Luis Terrones. Mother, Ruth Araceli Terrones. Brothers, Jose Luis, Hugo, Eric. Sisters, Janet and Cynthia. Aunt, Hilda. He will deeply be missed by his grandfather, uncles, aunts, and cousins. He lived for Jesus Christ...Surely goodness and loving‑kindness will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Psalms 23:6. Like he would always say, "For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain." Phillippians 1:21. We pray to God for strength and comfort and know that we will see him in heaven soon..." But now he has died; why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he will not return to me." 2 Samuel 12:23.

 

CERDA, PASTOR MANDEL DE LA 52, was called home by our Lord on Monday, February 25, 2002  in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he was a long‑time resident and Pastor of "Iglesia Internacional de Jesus". Pastor Manuel is survived by his wife, Alma Elizabeth De La Cerda, son, Cliff Allen, daughters, Sylvia Magdaleno, Isabel Hernandez, Maribel Davis, Yvette Maiella, Yanina Taylor and 10 Grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by his brother Javier De La Cerda and sisters, Raquel Benavidez, Yolanda Fabela, Julia Heshmati, Gloria I. Schwartz, Carmen Mejia and their families. Graveside services and interment will be at Mt Carmel Cemetery at 10:00 on Saturday, March 2, 2002.

 

MAASDORF, JOE 56, passed away Monday, February 25, 2002. At an early age, Mr. Maasdorf immigrated to the United States from Germany with his family. He was a graduate of the University of Missouri where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity. Joe was an avid fisherman in his free time and was an Operations Manager of Delphi Automotive Systems since 1968. He was preceded in death by his parents Otto Paul and Friedel Chris Maasdorf. Mr. Maasdorf is survived by his wife and friend of many years, Wilette, his son Michael Paul Maasdorf and wife Alison, daughter Christina Ann Maasdorf, future son‑in‑law Jacob Donald Frietze, and grandson Joseph Donald Frietze. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, March 2, 2002 at 2:00 P.M. at Martin Funeral Home West. Private interment will be held at a later date.

 

DEAL, WILMA C. passed away February 22, 2002 in Oklahoma City. She was born January 19, 1918 in Chamberino, NM. Mrs. Deal and her husband Vincent were former owners of Deal Motor Company. Preceded in death by her husband Vincent L. Deal; brother Ralph Haas & sister Janice Reed. Survivors include her daughter Patty Lewandoski of Oklahoma City; son William T. Deal of Ruidoso, NM; grandchildren Carrie Lewandoski & Jennifer Deal Hill; 2 great grandchildren. Memorial services will be held Saturday 2:00 P.M. at Harding Orr & McDaniel Chapel.

 

GUTHRIE, JESSIE LOU "JAY" ALSTON 86, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2002. She taught in the Snyder public schools for 13 years and was a resident of El Paso for the past ten years. She spent her childhood in Sweetwater, Texas, was a graduate of Texas Tech University, and lived in Fort Worth for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.F. "Tobe" Guthrie and by four brothers and sisters. She is survived by her two sons, Joe Guthrie, of El Paso, and Larry Guthrie, of Burlingame, California, two grandsons, Christopher Guthrie, of Baltimore, Maryland, and David Guthrie, of Sheffield, England, and her sister, "Dudy" Gordon, of Sweetwater, Texas. Visitation will be held Friday, March 1 from 4:30 p.m. ‑ 8 p.m. with a chapel service at 6:30 p.m. at Harding‑Orr and McDaniel Funeral Home, 320 Montana Avenue.

 

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 MITZI, YVONNE HARGROVE BOND, 49, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on February 27, 2002. She was born in Deming, New Mexico and was a lifelong resident of El Paso, Texas. She was a beloved principal and friend to all who knew her. Mrs. Bond is survived by her loving husband, James Thomas Bond; her daughters Amy Yvonne Bond Pressley and husband Shaun, Jennifer Michelle Bond Mata and husband Israel; her two precious grandsons, Tyler James Pressley and Kyle Shaun Pressley; her parents John Bill and Colleen D. Hargrove; her brother Kelly Bill Hargrove; sisters Cynthia Colleen Smith, and Jennifer Lynn McLellan; her dearest friend Arleen Belaire and numerous nieces and nephews who she dearly loved. After graduating from Coronado High School, she earned an associate degree in business administration from Durham College, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Texas at El Paso, a Masters of Education Degree from Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. She was an active member of Coronado Baptist Church. There, she served in Girls Auxiliary, the Praise Team, the Administrative Committee, and served on many mission projects. She was a member of the El Paso Baptist Disaster Relief Team, member of the Gideons Auxiliary, member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, and served on several committees for the El Paso Independent. She was employed with the El Paso Independent School District She taught elementary and secondary education, was a Teacher Certification Officer, Assistant Principal of Whitaker Elementary, Principal of Beall Elementary and most recently, the Principal of Lindbergh Elementary School. To honor and celebrate her life, a Memorial Service will be held at Coronado Baptist Church, 501 Thunderbird Drive, on Saturday, March 2, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Mike Woods officiating, the family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Coronado Baptist Church, Mitzi Bond Scholarship Fund.

 

 VAN DUSEN, MARGARET R. died peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, February 28, 2002 in Tucson, AZ. Margaret was born April 21, 1910 in Lake Charles, LA to Robert Gordon Mowat and Ethel (Johnson) Mowat. Survived by daughter, Jerry (Jack) Grady of Tucson; stepson Charles M. (Patti) Van Dusen of Dallas, TX; nine grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; sisters Catherine Belden of Austin, TX, Charlotte Thomas, Bobra Harris and Blanche Stanley, all of Dallas. Margaret grew up in Dallas where she met her late husband, Charles R. Van Dusen. CWO Van Dusen was a member of the Texas National Guard and during WW II they lived in many of our United States and when the war ended, they lived in Germany and Japan. They retired in El Paso in 1960 and in 1989, moved to Tucson. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Monday, March 4, 2002 at EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY, 5801 E. Grant Rd. Graveside services 1:00 pm, Tuesday, March 5, 2002 at Ft. Huachuca Post Cemetery, Ft. Huachuca, AZ. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

 

BURROLA, PILAR M. 83, life long resident and homemaker, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2002. She is survived by brother Enrique Gutierrez, sister Tomasa Gutierrez. Sons: David Sr., Miguel, Juan and Pedro Burrola, Jr. Daughters: Norma Myers, Lucia Heffelfinger and Gloria Burrola. 13 Grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at La Paz Funeral Home, 3331 Alameda. Mass at 10:00 a.m., Monday, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 408 Park St. Interment at Restlawn Memorial Park. Funeral arrangements entrusted to La Paz Funeral Home.

 

CORDOVA, SILVIANO 76, left us to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 26, 2002. Silviano Cordova proudly served aboard the USS Tangier during WWII. Above other citations he received 2 Bronze Stars for Service in the Pacific and 2 Bronze Stars for the Philippine Liberation. He was a lifelong resident of El Paso and retired from the El Paso National Bank as a painter and maintenance man. He is preceded in death by wife, Lillian; brothers, Rudolph, Pete and Gilbert. He is survived by daughters, Anna Mata and husband Gilbert and Jane Ferrell; sons, James and wife

 Lupe and John Paul; sister, Mrs. Guadalupe de la Torre; brother, Charles Cordova; grandchildren, Gilbert Cameron and wife Lindsey, Michael and Krystal Mata, Robert John and Amanda Ferrell, James Cordova Jr. and John Aaron Cordova; great grandson, Anthony Mason Mata and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 4-9 P.M. Sunday at Sunset Funeral Home-East, Chapel of Remembrance, with a Rosary to be recited at 6 P.M. Mass of the Resurrection will be said at 11:45 A.M. Monday at St. Patrick's Cathedral, 1118 North Mesa. Interment will follow at Fort Bliss National Cemetery with military honors. He will be missed by all who knew him. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home - East.

 

GRIFFIN, ALFRED INO a retired sales representative died February 27, 2002. He was 91 and a resident of El Paso, Texas, 73 years. Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Laura C. Griffin, 4 daughters; Laura Rodriguez, Yvonne & Armando Chapa, Irma & Hector O'Leal and Rebecca Donas, Alfred Griffin, Gerome & Alice Griffin, Mario & Martha Griffin, all of El Paso, 24 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren & 3 great great grandchildren. Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, 2002, at Hillcrest Funeral Home, 1060 Carolina Dr. Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., March 4, 2002, at Cristo Rey Catholic Church, 8011 Williamette. Pallbearers will be; Richard Delgado, Luis Madrid, Gerome Griffin, Jr., Alfred Griffin, Jr., Armando Chapa Jr., Mario Griffin, Jr. and Richard Chapa. Directed by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME - CAROLINA. 1060 CAROLINA DR 598-3332

 

PENA, CARMEN CONTRERAS She broke the bread into fragments and gave them to the children, who ate with avidity. "She hath kept none for herself." grumbled the Sergeant. "Because she is not hungry." said a soldier. "Because she is a mother." said the Sergeant. Victor Hugo. Our mother, Carmen Contreras Pena died on January 31, 2002 with her family at her beside at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. She was born on July 27, 1925 in El Paso, Texas, the only child of Ernestina Balvier and Fructuoso (Frank) Contreras. She was a loving, devoted daughter and mother. Carmen raised her family in Gardena, CA. She moved to San Jose, CA in the 1970's to be near her wandering children and retired in the 1980's to travel and visit friends and family. Her moves to Albuquerque, NM and finally Kansas City, MO were necessitated by her illness. Not one to let her polio stop her she persevered and always worked to provide a loving environment for her family. Her independent nature, curiosity, strong work ethic, patriotism and love of education were passed on to her children and grandchildren. Carmen is survived by her son Ramon and daughter-in-law Kathleen Collins Pena of San Jose, CA; daughter Evangeline (Vangie) and son-in-law John Rich, of Kansas City, MO; son Andres of Atlanta, GA; daughter Cecilia and son-in-law Craig Clark. Her grandchildren, whom Nana loved with heart and soul - Paula Pena Esquivel, Erika Rich and husband Jim Ward, Andrew Rich, Cassandra Clark, Cameron Clark, Andres Pena, Ulyses Pena and her loving treasure - great grandchild Eric Alejandro Esquivel. Cremation arrangements have been made through Park Lawn Funeral Home and a private memorial service will be held at a later date at Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. We have chosen to establish a scholarship in our mother's memory at Bowie High School in El Paso, TX. The Carmen Contreras Pena Scholarship will benefit Latino students going on to college. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be sent to Bowie Alumni Association, P.O. Box 1804, El Paso, TX 79949.

 

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 Solari, Joseph M. - Col. US. Army Ret., age 82. A resident of Albuquerque since 1996, formerly of El Paso, TX., he was born Oct. 7,1919 in Philadelphia, PA. and passed away on February 26, 2002. Joseph is survived by his wife of 26 years Shirley Solari; stepchildren Susan LaBarge, Janice Young and husband Gary, Allan Lemley & wife Irene Savanyo; his five grandchildren Jolene, Christopher, and Valerie LaBarge, Jennifer Young & Nicolas Lemley. Also his sister-in-law Carmela Solari and nephew Paul of Philadelphia, PA. Joseph was a decorated U.S. Army Artillery Officer. He served his country in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. During his career (1942-1973), he was honored with a Battlefield Commission, the Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Soldier's Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal. He was an avid golfer, tennis player, and runner. After retirement, he served his community and his most loved activity was playing Santa Claus to the children of El Paso. Joseph was a beloved husband, stepfather,and "Papa Joe" to his grandchildren. His gusto for life will live on in his family by the example he set for us. Services with military honors will be held at Ft. Bliss Center Chapel Number One, at 1:00pm on Monday, March 4, 2002 with internment to follow at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Alzheimer's Assoc. NM Chap. 8100 Mountain Rd. NE, Albuq. NM 87110. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. Albuq. 505-343-8008.

 

EDELMAN, RAY was born September 27, 1915, passed on in El Paso on February 28, 2002, at eighty-six years old. He came to El Paso in 1938 and was a resident of El Paso for 64 years. He was an officer with Gunning Casteel Drug Stores where he franchised cosmetics and was a fine goods buyer. At the time of his retirement he was a Director of Santa Teresa Travel Agency. He also served twelve years as Recorder and Executive Secretary of El Maida Shrine Temple. He was a 50-year member of Fraternity Masonic Lodge #1111 and a member of the El Paso Scottish Rite Bodies. He was Past Potentate of El Maida Shrine Temple and past Director of the Royal Order of Jesters Court #34. He was the Ritualistic Director of El Maida Shrine. 1968 Member of the Board for the Shrine Burns Institute Hospital Houston Unit. Former Director of Public Relations and Advertising for El Maida Shrine Temple. Past Circus Chairman of El Maida Shrine Circus. Past member of the El Paso Chamber of Commerce. He also served on the Board of the Rodeo and Livestock Committee. He was a former member of the Alta Vista Optimist Club. He served his country proudly in the Army Medical Corps and was with the Armed Forces in World War II stationed in the South Pacific Ocean area. He was a member of Coronado Christian Church. He is survived by his spouse Mildred Edelman, his daughter Gayle Vokes and her husband Bill of Georgetown, TX. He is also survived by his grandchildren Denise Alden of Katy, TX., Dustin Presser of Albuquerque, NM and Kimberly Presser of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He is also survived by his great grandchildren, Johnathan and Megan Alden and Shea Mangold. The family would like to thank Dr. Byron Chesbro for his outstanding medical treatment and his compassion for the family. Thank you to Jared Hamilton and Linda Cooley of Royal Estates for their support. In lieu of flowers all donations may be made to El Maida Shrine Transportation Fund for Crippled Children or Hospice El Paso. A Memorial Service will be held at Coronado Christian Church, 118 Belvidere St. at 1:30 PM., Monday, March 4, 2002. Dr. James H. Jauncey officiating.

 

RENDON, MARIA L. COLUNGA 57, a lovely mother, and grandmother, passed away Sunday, February 24, 2002. A lifelong resident of El Paso, she was a member of St. atrick's Cathedral. Survived by daughters Melissa Rendon and Kristine Y. Rendon; grandchildren Bernice A. Rendon, Rigoberto Mendez and Raymundo Biby; 3 sisters and 1 brother. She will be missed by many people that will always love her as a wonderful person. Visitation will be Sunday from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. with Rosary Services at 7:00 p.m. at Harding Orr & McDaniel Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held Monday at 10:00 A.M. at St. Patrick's Cathedral. Interment to follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

 

HALEY, MYRTLE (HALPIN) 99, passed away on February 26, 2002. She was born on June 24, 1902 in Randolph County, AL, the last of 10 children born to Celia Jane Ball Halpin and James Freeman Halpin. She and her husband, Edgar Franklin Haley (Bunk), were long time residents of Seagraves, TX. She was an active United Methodist Woman in the Seagraves Church. Mrs. Haley moved to El Paso, TX after the death of Mr. Haley. She joined Western Hills United Methodist Church where she became an active Hilltopper. Her youngest son, George Alton Murphee, and her grandson, Mark Hearne, also preceded in death. She is survived by daughters Janet Murphree Hearne of El Paso, TX, Gwendolyn Murphree Murray and husband, William Murray of Jacksonville, FL, her son Charles Murphree and wife, Jean, of El Paso, TX, one granddaughter Linda Murray of Sarasota, FL, three grandsons, David Murphree of San Diego, CA, Daniel Murphree of Lindsay, CA., and Don Murphree of El Paso, four great-grand children, Kimerly Hardy, Paige Hardy, Bryan Murphree, Nicolas Murphree, Kaitlin Murphree, Lana Quinn Murphree, and numerous nieces and nephews. She enjoyed the company of cats, especially Kitty Tom, and teaching her grandchildren and great grandchildren the noble game of dominoes. Arrangements include a graveside service in Seagraves, TX.

 

SMITH, DONNA Our beloved mother 71, joined the Lord Friday, March 1 2002. She was born in Borrup, Minnesota Oct. 30th 1930. She was a mother to four children and grandmother to eight children and great grandmother to one child. She had retired from the City of El Paso. Preceded in death was son James Smith. Survivors include daughter Susan Ortega husband Russell, daughter Teri Dick husband Randall and daughter Melissa Vida husband Tim, grandchildren Jacquelyn Ortega, Russell Ortega 2nd, Daniel Ortega, Tara Dick, Alex Dick, Jessica Vida, Jennifer Vida and Timothy Vida, great grandchildren Hayllee Shae Yarbrough, brothers Glen, Byron, and Gene Eklund, and her Ex-husband Edward Ray Smith. Memorial Service will be held at Vineyard Christian Fellowship of NE El Paso on Monday, March 4 at 10 a.m. 6115 Transmountain (915-757-3700) with Pastor Ernie Neria officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations could be made to heart for the World 2118 Grant, El Paso, TX 79930 in memory of Donna Smith.

 

CARRINGTON, ROSEMARIE W. 58, passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2002. Rosemarie was born in Wurzburg, Germany and had been a resident of El Paso since 1972. She was an Accountant with Civil Service for 15 years and had been an Accountant at various other locations before. She was a member of Post Chapel #4 on Fort Bliss since 1972 and was also a member of "Oro Court #20". Mrs. Carrington is survived by her parents, Johan and Margarette Hutter, husband, Theoga Carrington, Jr., her son and daughter-in-law, Oliver Louis and Lisa Carrington, grandson, Oliver Theoga Carrrington, brother, Alfred Ziegler, sisters Maria Siebert and Edeltraud Sawyer. Visitation will be on Monday, March 4, 2002 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home - N.E. located at 4631 Hondo Pass. A Prayer Service will be at 7 p.m. on Monday in the Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2002 at 11:30 a.m. at Post Chapel #4 located at the corner of Jeb Stuart and Cassidy Road in Fort Bliss. Interment will follow at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bennie L. Moss, Kenneth A. Lockett, Kenneth D. Brown, Renard U. Johnson, Reginald Goings, Johnnie R. Gipson. Honorary Pallbearers will be Carl L. Liggins, Homer Bacon, Randy Hutchson, Willie Bell and Steve Monroe. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in Mrs. Carrington's name to Candlelighters of the the El Paso Area, Childrens Cancer Center, 1900 N. Oregon St., El Paso, Texas 79902, (915) 544-2222.

 

LOPEZ, GREGORIA "NENA" 76, passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2002. She was born in Mexico, and was a resident of El Paso for over 40 years. She worked for Billy The Kid for 32 years. After her retirement, she spent her days riding the Sun Metro Bus to her favorite places, Cielo Vista and Sunland Park Malls. She is survived by her husband, Juan A. Chavez. Her children, Ernesto Montes, Irma Montes and Marta Saldana. Her brother Manuel Lopez and sister Soledad Estrada. Her Grandchildren Sonia Butler, Ivette Montes, Melissa Soliz, Adrian Soliz, Carlos Saldana, Jr., Stephanie Montes, Mathew Montes, Isacc Rodriguez, Cynthia Fuerntes and Lorraine Perez and Great Grandchildren Vicky, Valerie and Robert Butler II, Michael, Vanessa and Sarah Fuentes, Emilio and Alberto Perez. Visitation will be held on Monday, March 4, 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 Tuesday, March 5, 2002 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Mendoza Officiating. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home - West.

 

DUTCHOVER, THOMAS “TOM” A. age 93, of Anthony entered eternal life Friday morning, March 1, 2002 at Las Cruces Nursing Center. He was born September 8, 1908 in Fort Davis, Texas and had been a longtime area resident. “Tom” as he was fondly known to his family and friends retired as a farmer and businessman. He was a member of the Catholic Church. Survivors include two sons, Jerry Dutchover and wife Elena of Espanola, Rey Dutchover of San Diego, California; one brother, Emmett Dutchover of Modesto, California; one sister, Susie Provencio of Anthony. Other survivors include four grandchildren, Jerry Dutchover Jr. and wife Carol of Roswell, Jacquie Dutchover of San Diego, California, Janice Dutchover of Albuquerque and Julie Dutchover of Las Cruces; four great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Dutchover and Mary Webster Dutchover; his wife, Juanita Dutchover; three sisters, Alice Alvillar, Dorothy Dutchover and Faye Weiss. Visitation for Mr. Dutchover will begin at 6 PM Tuesday, March 5, 2002 in St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 224 Lincoln Avenue where the Prayer Vigil is scheduled to begin at 7 PM. The Funeral Mass will be offered Wednesday, March 6, 2002 at 10 AM in the same church with the Reverend Thomas Devine, Celebrant. Cremation will follow and inurnment of cremains will take place at a later date. Serving as casket bearers will be Jacqueline, Julie and Jerry Dutchover Jr., Janice Morissette, Ruben Cadena and Jake Provencio. Service arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels, 300 E. Boutz Road, Las Cruces. 527-2222

 

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DOWNEY, JOE R. 54, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2002 in a local hospital. He was a longtime resident of El Paso and was a co- owner of Building Material Distributors. Mr. Downey was a veteran of the U.S. Marines having served during the Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by his parents John Earl and Mozelle Downey and brother James Downey. He is survived by his wife, Maria Downey. Son, John Downey. Daughters Leslie Melton and husband Stan, Hilda Adams and husband Robert, and Sonia Pinon and husband Mark. 4 Grandchildren. Brothers, Jerry Dean Downey and Donald Paul Downey. Sister, Pat Blank and husband Ernie. Visitation will be Monday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home-Carolina. Recitation of the Rosary will be Monday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Interment will be Tuesday in Cobb Cemetery, Groesbeck, Texas. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME-CAROLINA. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598-3332.

 

HAJJAR, ROSE KARAM 90, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2002. She was uprooted from Lebanon during the civil war and was a longtime resident of El Paso. She was a member St. Anthony of the Desert Maronite Catholic Church and was a member of the Women of America Lebanese Club of El Paso. Rose was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was preceded in death by her son, Antoine Hajjar; brother, Emil Karam and sisters, Eugenie Karam and Josephine Harfouch and is survived by her husband of 72 years, George M. Hajjar; sons, Marcel, Nabil and Mounir Hajjar; daughters, Nohad Hajjar Hobeish and Hoda Hajjar Bouchabke; 18 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; brother, Joseph Said Karam and sister, Emily Karam Daw. Visitation will be Monday, March 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-West Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, March 5, 2002 at 10:00 A.M. at All Saints Catholic Church 1315 N. Dakota, Fr. George Chanine officiating. Pallbearers, Fadi Hobeish, George A. Hajjar, Joseph A. Hajjar, Brian Hajjar, Dean Hajjar, Jihad Hajjar and Joseph Abbas. Honorary Pallbearers, Jimmie Daw, Yaz Daw, Joseph and Elias Karam, Dr. Karim Kamel, Joe Ayoub, Dr. Sami Zeidan, Spiro Ziade, Naji Hajjar and Dr. Habib Asfahani. Interment at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

 

LIM, MRS. WIE NIO beloved mother and grandmother, was called home by our Lord on Friday, March 1, 2002. She was born May 26, 1921 in Jakarta, Indonesia and has been a resident of El Paso for more than 30 years. Mrs. Lim is survived by son, Philip E. Tan and daughter in law Janet of Houston, TX; daughter Teresa Woo and son in law Enrique Woo of El Paso, TX; grandchildren Christopher, Allison and Timothy Woo. Wie was a very courageous woman. As a single mother, she left the comfort of her amiliar surroundings to go half way across the world for the sake of a better future for her children. Then, for the first in her life, she worked outside her home to give a college education to both of her children She was a very loving and caring person, and we pray that we will be blessed enough to see her again in His presence. Her memory will always hold a tender spot in our hearts. Visitation will be held today, Monday, March 4, 2002 from 4 to 8:30 PM with a prayer services at 7:30 PM at Sunset Funeral Home West, Chapel of Peace. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home-West.

 

LUJAN, JULIA FRESCAS 80, left us to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 28, 2002. She was a lifelong resident of El Paso She is preceded in death by her Parents Jose and Maria Frescas and son Salvador Lujan Jr; 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Mrs. Julia Lujan is survived by Husband Salvador R. Lujan; sons, Cipriano Lujan, Arturo Lujan, Jaime Lujan; Daughter, Eulalia Lujan; 9 Grandchildren; and 5 Great Grandchildren. Visitation will be from 4-9 P.M. Monday at Sunset Funeral Home-East Chapel of Remembrance, with a Rosary to be recited at 7:30 P.M. Monday. Mass of the Resurrection will be said at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday at La Purisima Socorro Mission. Interment will follow at Socorro Cemetery. Pallbearers are; Jaime Lujan, Cipriano Lujan. Visitation will be from 4-9 P.M. Monday at Sunset Funeral Home-East, Chapel of Remembrance with a Rosary to be recited at 7:30 P.M. Monday. Mass of the Resurrection will be said at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday at La Purisima Socorro Mission. Interment will follow at Socorro Cemetery. Pallbearers are; Jaime Lujan, Cipriano Lujan, Arturo Lujan, Paul Lujan, Michael Lujan and Mando Salinas. Honorary Pallbearers; Freddy Berumen. Mrs. Lujan will be missed by all who knew her. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home-East.

 

MARTIN, LEWIS HADEN JR., SGM. U.S. Army (Ret.), 75, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2002. He was born in Jesup, GA. to Lewis and Nelia Martin, and was a longtime resident of El Paso. SGM. Martin served in the Navy in WWII, and participated in the Bikini Atoll A Bomb testing. He then enlisted in the Army and served his country proudly during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He received numerous awards and participated in many special classes. He owned and operated Mitchell Pool Service before selling it to his son. He was also a sponsor member of Ducks Unlimited, a member of the Masonic Lodge, The Scottish Rite, and The Shrine, The American Legion, The VFW, Eastside Civic Assn., and was past historian of the El Paso Sgt. Major Association. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Goldia Martin; son, Lewis Haden Martin III; daughters Shirley Jean Funk and Janet Rose Grabhorn; 12 grandchildren and a great grandchild; brothers, Layton and Quinton Martin and a sister, JoAnn Westberry. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 5, 2002 from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. at Martin Funeral Home-Central. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, March 6, 2002 at 10:00 A.M. at Martin Funeral Home-Central Chapel. Pallbearers Lewis Haden Martin IV, Jeffrey Grabhorn, Alvin Chesnutt, David Chesnutt, Bart Grabhorn, and Marc Funk. Interment at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery with full military honors. Memorial contributions to El Maida Transportation, 6331 Alabama 79904. "Never Shall the Sun Arise on Such Another".

 

MORENO, LUIS M. 63, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2002 in El Paso. He was a lifelong resident of El Paso. Mr. Moreno was a retired mechanic for the El Paso County with 15 years of service. He is survived by his sons, Ricardo and Luis Jr. Daughters, Bertha A., Susana, Margarita and Victoria. 11 Grandchildren and 1 Great Grandchild. Sisters, Jesusita and Alta Gracia. Graveside Service will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Chaparral Cemetery, Chaparral, New Mexico. Interment will follow in Chaparral Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME-DONIPHAN DR.. 5054 DONIPHAN DR. 587-0202

 

ROMERO, GUADALUPE VASQUEZ 53, passed away February 28, 2002. Longtime resident of El Paso, TX. Survived by her son Phillip John Romero, father Jose Juan Vasquez, Sr., sister Irene V. Olvera, brothers Jose Juan Jr., Roberto, Hector F., Miguel Antonio, Jose Luis Vasquez, grandchildren Joe & Jasmine Romero. Visitation will be at Sunset Funeral Home, 750 N. Carolina, March 4, 2002 from 4-9 p.m. Mass: March 5, 2002 Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 10:00 a.m. 9205 North Loop.

 

TAYLOR, IRMA T. 96, passed away March 1, 2002 after a long illness. She is survived by her daughter Jo-Ann Scheitlin; son Alan Ogden and wife Maria J. Ogden; grandson Alan Charles; granddaughter Irma M. Lopez and husband Alfredo, all of El Paso, TX; granddaughter Jo-Ann Geisleman of Colorado Springs, CO; grandson Michael A. Smitson and wife Diane of Lakewood, WA; grandson Mark Smitson and wife Sue of Pelahatchie, MS; 8 great grandchildren and 3 great, great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles W. Taylor. She was born in Manhattan, NY and grew up in New York City and Massachusetts. She attended Business School after grammar School and was a secretary and legal secretary for many years. During her adult life she lived in various towns on Long Island, NY, settling finally in Patchogue for 54 years before moving to El Paso in 2000. She belonged to the PTA during the time her children were in school, serving in several offices. She was a long time member of the Old Glory Chapter of the Eastern Star in Patchogue. The family requests donations to the American Cancer Society, White Acres Good Samaritan Retirement Village or other charities in lieu of flowers. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, March 4, 2002 at Sunset Funeral Home-Northeast with Scripture Service being said at 7:30 p.m. at the Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Taylor will be interred in Patchogue, New York at Cedar Grove Cemetery. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home-NE.

 

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HEAD, EVELYN 81, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2002 in a local hospital. Longtime resident of El Paso. Preceded in death by husband Turner F. Head. She retired from civil service as a communications clerk. Survived by son Robert B. (Bob) Hemperley and wife Cari; daughter Terrell Heath; stepdaughter Mary Frances Alexander; Grandchildren Dorothy Calhoun and husband Troy, Bert Hemperley, Bobby Hemperley and Ben Heath; great grandchildren Robbin Hemperley, Collyn Calhoun and Taylor Calhoun. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2002 at Memory Gardens of the Valley Cemetery. Interment will be at Memory Gardens of the Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to charity of your choice.

 

CANTU, LUIS RODRIGO "RIGO" 18, passed away Sunday March 03, 2002. He was a Senior at Montwood High School. He is survived by his parents Margarita Biagas, David Biagas, and Jose Luis Cantu, brothers Ricardo Aguilar, Guillermo (Nicolle) Rodriguez, David Biagas Jr. and Paul Justice Biagas. Other survivors include nieces and nephews Ricardo Aguilar Jr., Natalie Renee Aguilar, Ruby Ann Rodriguez, William Scott Rodriguez, aunts Maria Alicia Rodriguez, Manuela (Hector) Hernandez, Lucia (Guadalupe) Sanchez, Adela (Arnoldo) Villalon, Alisia (David) Perales, Isabel (Alfonso) Palacios, Esmeralda (Eloy) Robles, uncles: Jose Carlos (Antonia) Rodriguez Jr., Refugio(Leticia) Rodriguez, Eduardo (Norma) Rodriguez and cousins. Visitation will be held Tuesday March 05, 2002 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. with a rosary service at 7:00 p.m. at Mother Cabrini Catholic Church. Funeral mass will be held Wednesday March 06, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. at Mother Cabrini Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Guillermo Rodriguez, Ricardo Aguilar, Hector Hernandez, David Biagas Jr., Jaime Joel Hernandez, Jose Carlos Rodriguez Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Justice Biagas, Alberto Carreno Refugio Rodriguez, and David Biagas. Arrangements made by Mt. Carmel Funeral Home.

 

REYNOLDS, ROBERT THOMAS passed away on March 1, 2002 at his home in Lordsburg. He is survived by two daughters and their husbands; Roberta "Boo" Gambill and her husband Darren of Tyrone, and Pecos and Darr Shannon of Lordsburg; two grandchildren, Sicily Shannon from Las Cruces and Robert Reynolds II from Hatch; and one sister, Betty Clayton and her husband Frank from Paso Robles, California. He was preceded in death by his son Robert "Curly" Reynolds in 1985 and his wife Frances "Willi" Reynolds in 1995. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 8, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at the Lordsburg Masonic Lodge on Main Street. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any contributions be sent to Gila Regional Medical Center Hospice; 1313 32nd Street, Silver City, NM 88061, Attention: Wanda Hall.

 

RODRIGUEZ, MARIA ASUNCION 97, passed away Monday, March 4, 2002. Longtime resident of El Paso, Texas. Miss. Rodriguez was a volunteer for at Light House for the Blind and was a retired seamstress. Preceded in death by parents Julian and Maria Rodriguez. Survived by brothers Albino Rodriguez and Pedro Rodriguez, sisters Maria De La Luz Juarez and Rosa Maria Rodriguez and many nieces and nephews. Miss. Rodriguez will lie in state Wednesday, March 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, March 6, 2002 at Martin Chapel. Funeral Mass will be at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, March 7, 2002 at Guardian Angel Catholic Church. Family will serve as pallbearers. Burial at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

 

TOURK, LOUIS LEON 57, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2002. He was a resident of El Paso since 1956. Louis served his country as a private in the U.S. Marine Corp. He is preceded in death by his father, George Tourk and is survived by his wife, Olga Clara Tourk; daughters, Loretta J. Tourk‑Lopez, Geraldine E. Tourk‑Segovia and Edith A. Tourk; grandchildren, Jessica, Denise and George Lopez and Ashley Segovia; mother, Geraldine Tourk; brothers, Thomas P.J. Tourk and George A. Tourk; sister, Georgette Greer and nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 5, 2002 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home‑Central. Scripture Service will be Wednesday, March 6, 2002 at 12:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home‑Central Chapel. Pallbearers, George A. and Anthony Tourk, Lonnie Lawrence, Don Pendley, Cesar Segovia and George Lopez. Interment at Mt. Carmel Cemetery with military honors.

 

Avellano, Maria Otila Carranza Del 83, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2002. Longtime resident of El Paso, Texas. Preceded in death by her beloved husband Rodrigo Del Avellano Sr. She is a member of St. Patricks Cathedral Church. Survived by her children: Diana Del Avellano Zamora, Rodrigo Del Avellano Jr., Daniel & Monica Del Avellano, grandchildren, Joshua Daniel Zamora, Debra Zamora, Daniel Rai Del Avellano, Danielle Otila Del Avellano, Jessica M.Montoya, Victor Montoya, sisters, Petrita Garcia, the late Hortencia Rodriguez & brother‑in‑law Julian Rodriguez of Lawndale, CA along with her nieces and nephews. Maria Otila was a loving & devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. A Class of 1939 Bowie High School graduate. Mrs. Del Avellano will lie in state Tuesday, March 5, 2002 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Central. Rosary Service will be at 7:00 p.m. at Martin Chapel. Funeral Mass will be at 9:00 a.m. at St. Patricks Cathedral. Burial at Evergreen Alameda Cemetery. Pallbearers, Rodrigo Del Avellano Jr., Daniel Del Avellano, Joshua Daniel Zamora, Victor Montoya, Raul M. Hernandez Sr., Angel Daniel Monje, Miguel Gardea, Enrique Silva.

 

ADAME, MARIA GUADALUPE 73, In loving memory of, who left us to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 1, 2002. She was a longtime resident of El Paso, a loving wife, a caring mother, a grandmother, and a great friend. Her spirit always shined upon us and she gave us her many blessings. She is survived by her husband Bulmaro Adame, daughter Raquel Adame‑Colon, and her sons, Javier, Rudy, Ricardo and Hector. She was grandmother of 16 and great grandmother of 6. Maria enjoyed watching her grandchildren and great grandchildren grow up. Her favorite pastime was family gatherings at holidays and she enjoyed listening to "rancheritas" while her grandchildren danced. She was the sunshine in everyone's life and a very good cook. She was the "chicken soup" for our soul. She will be missed by many and will always be loved and remembered as a wonderful person. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 pm Wednesday, March 6, 2002 with a Rosary at 7 pm at Sunset Funeral Home‑East. Mass of the Resurrection will be held Thursday, March 7, 2002 at 9:30 am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 2709 Alabama. Interment will follow at Evergreen East Cemetery. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home ‑ East.

 

COOKE, EDITH E. 101, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2002. Mrs. Cooke was a long time resident of El Paso. She was a member of the Ladies Shrine and the Eastern Star. Mrs. Cooke was preceded in death by her husband William Cooke, who passed away in 1975. She is survived by her sons William S. Cooke, Jr., and Frank C. Cooke, 6 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Graveside Service will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2002 at 1:00 P.M. at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shrine's Crippled Children's Fund.

 

Gonzalez, Virginia D. 86, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2002 in a local hospital. She was a lifelong resident of El Paso and was a member of the Catholic Church. Mrs. Gonzalez was preceded in death by her husband Faustino Gonzalez, Sr. She is survived by her son, Faustino Gonzalez, Jr. and wife Millie. Sisters, Anita Ortega, Gregoria Bustamante, Aurora Trujillo and Margarita Ortega. Numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home ‑ Carolina. Recitation of the Rosary will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be Wednesday at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Andres Dominguez, Jr., Jesus Dominguez, Bernie Ortega, Isaac Ortega, Luis Ortega, Efrain Trujillo, Charlie Gonzalez and Edward Gonzalez. Interment will be in Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 CAROLINA DRIVE. 598‑3332.

 

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IMLE, LILLIAN G. 94, passed away February 14, 2002, in Louisville, CO. She was a resident of the Boulder CO area for the past year. Mrs. Imle was born on December 16, 1907, in Natchitoches, LA to Zachary Taylor Gallion and Lillian Gamble Gallion. She married Edgar Imle on May 19, 1933 in El Paso. Survivors include her husband Ed of Louisville CO; daughters Margaret Imle of Seattle WA; Liz Smith of Boulder CO; 6 grandchildren; 6 great‑grandchildren; and a sister Sarah Mae Rhodes of Tulsa, OK. Preceded in death by daughter Evelyn Bratz, 1 sister, and 2 brothers. Mrs. Imle received a B.A. from Asbury College in Kentucky in 1927 and did graduate work at the University of Texas. She taught in the El Paso and Ysleta Public Schools, 1931‑1976, ending her career as Director of the Library Program in the YISD. Mrs. Imle served on many boards and committees of the United Methodist Church. Services will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, March 9, 2002, at Trinity‑First United Methodist Church, 810 N. Oregon, El Paso, TX 79902. Memorial contributions may be made to the T.V. Ministry at Trinity‑First United Methodist Church, or to Vista Ysleta United Methodist Church, 11860 Rojas, El Paso, 79936.

 

DEAN, VERNON C. 90, of El Paso, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2002. Mr. Dean was born August 20, 1911 in Decatur Co., Georgia. Mr. Dean moved to El Paso from Jacksonville, FL in 1945. Mr. Dean was retired from the Southwest Portland Cement Company and was a member of the Anthony Baptist Church. Mr. Dean was preceded in death by his wife, Mavis Dean, daughter, Phyllis Carruth and grandson, David Clay Dayhart. He is survived by his son and daughter‑in‑law, Richard and Janet Dean; grandson, Vernon Glenn Dean; granddaughter and her husband, Sharon and Corey Stryker, great‑grandsons, Marcus and Andrew Stryker and great‑granddaughter, Briana Stryker. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7th at Kaster‑Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home. Graveside Service will be Friday, March 8th at 2:00 p.m. in Anthony Cemetery with Rev. Roy Johnson officiating.

 

MONTES, JUAN "JUGIE" 79, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2002. Lifelong resident of El Paso, Texas. Mr. Montes worked for Cielo Vista Golf Course for many years and El Paso International Airport for 3 years. Mr. Montes was a member of San Juan Catholic Church. Survived by sister Andrea Montes, nieces Maria J. and Sonia Castillo, Lorena Ruelas, Arieana Mason, Dora Hernandez and many other nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Montes will lie in state Thursday, March 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, March 7, 2002 at Martin Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2002 at San Juan Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Antonio Munoz, Gabriel Lopez, Raul Ruelas, Richard Castillo, Ruben Castillo and Sonia Castillo. Honorary Pallbearers Lorena Ruelas, Arieana Mason and Natahanee Moreno. Burial at Concordia Cemetery. Mr. Montes was a simple man who loved his family and will be greatly missed by all.

 

JAUREGUI, CARLOS In loving memory of our dad, 54, who passed away on March 2, 2002. Survived by his father Herbert Jauregui, brothers, Herbert Jauregui Jr., Richard Jauregui, Jose Barrenos, his sister Gloria Pacheco, his five children Brandi Y. Jauregui, Callyn L. Jauregui, Jacob C. Jauregui Antonio N. Jauregui, Adam J. C. Jauregui, and his five grandchildren, 2 granddaughters and 3 grandsons. He will be greatly missed and loved by many people. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 5:00 ‑ 7:00 p.m. with rosary services and memorial following at La Paz Funeral Home, 3331 Alameda, El Paso, Texas.

 

ULLOA, DELIA S.(69), passed away on March 5, 2002. She was a long life resident of El Paso and a community member of Santo Nino de Atocha Catholic Church and a very loving, charitable person. She was a homemaker and daycare provider for her children and any other child that needed love and care. She is preceded in death by her husband Moises Ulloa and son Marcial A. Ulloa. Survivors, Sons: Jose Arturo Ulloa, Luis A. Ulloa, Miguel A. Ulloa, Rene O. and Darleen Ulloa; Daughters; Ofelia and Alfonso Mendoza, Martha and Ruben Acuna, Laura and Lorenzo Diaz. 16 Grandchildren and 5 great‑grandchildren; sister Aida Mora and brother Cuauhtemoc Garcia. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with rosary at 6 p.m. at Santo Ninode Atocha Church on Thursday March 7th. Funeral mass will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Santo Nino de Atocha Church and interment at Evergreen East Cemetery. In loving memory, all her children will always remember her. Services entrusted to El Paso Mission Funeral Home.

 

Ramirez, Gregoria C. 02/09/42 ‑ 03/03/02 of El Paso, TX. passed away, March 3, 2002. She was a long time member of the Catholic Church. She is survived by sons Juan and Daniel Ramirez, 4 grandchildren, 4 sisters and 4 brothers. Mrs. Ramirez visitation will be held on Wednesday 3/6/02 from 2:00 to 9:00 PM at Hillcrest Funeral Home. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 7:00 PM. Mass will be held at San Antonio, De Padua Thursday 10:00 am. Interment will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

 

DeWITT, JAMES (JIM) LEWIS 80, passed away March 3, 2002, after a courageous battle with cancer. Mr. DeWitt was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on September 18, 1921 and moved to Meridian, Mississippi during his youth before entering the U.S. Army in 1942. Mr. DeWitt retired from the U.S. Army with over 20 years of service as a Sergeant First Class (P) and 10 years of Federal service as a Department of Defense civilian at Ft. Bliss, Texas. During Mr. DeWitt's tenure with the U.S. Military, Mr. DeWitt served in World War II and the Korean conflict and was awarded the World War II Victory Medal, World War II Occupational Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Korean Service Medal W/7 Bronze Service Stars, Good Conduct Medal 4th Award, and the National Defense Service Medal. After his retirement from the Government, Mr. DeWitt was employed by the Western Technical Institute of El Paso, Texas where he retired in 1991 as an automotive technical instructor. Mr. DeWitt was a longtime resident of El Paso, Texas before he retired and then moved to Sheridan, Arkansas in 1994. Mr. DeWitt accepted Christ in January 1959 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Mr. DeWitt is preceded in death by his father and mother, lewis and Norma DeWitt and brother and sister, Clyde and Lucille DeWitt of Meridian, Mississippi. Mr. DeWitt is survived by his wife of 53 years, Dorothy DeWitt of Sheridan, Arkansas, his son, George and daughter‑in‑law Rachel DeWitt, of El Paso, Texas, his daughter, Cyndi DeWitt of Hensley, Arkansas, 3 Grandchildren, Nicole and Chad Stewart of Hensley, Arkansas and Cory James DeWitt of El Paso, Texas and many relatives in the surrounding communities of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Meridian, Mississippi. Mr. DeWitt will always be remembered as a loving and caring Husband, Father and Papaw. Jim will be deeply missed by his family and friends, who all know, that Jim has passed on to a much better place where his is free of pain, where he can now enjoy the things he loved to do. Mr. DeWitt, with full military honors, will be laid to rest at the Arkansas State Veteran's Cemetery in North Little Rock, Arkansas on Thursday, March 7, 2002 at 2:00 P.M. Floral tributes may be sent to the Buie Funeral Home at Sheridan. Arrangements by Buie Funeral Home of Sheridan.

 

GABLE, BILL EUGENE Loving father and devoted grandfather, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, March 3, 2002. His life was dedicated to serving our Savior Jesus Christ, his family, and his country. Mr. Gable was born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma and had been a resident of El Paso since 1962. He served in the military, was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War, and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans Association. He was a member of the Church of God, 2400 Federal Ave., faithfully attending and serving there, and the Church of Christ, 3130 McKinley, the Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship, and regularly attended theRanchman's Christian Cowboy Camp Meetings. Mr. Gable is survived by his ex wife Maria Gable, sons Michael Gable, John and wife Luann Gable, and Robert Gable, daughters, Annette Gable, Rose Marie and husband Gene Barnes. Also survived by five grandchildren: Vincent Gable, Montana Barnes, Robert Gable, David Gable, and Nathan Gable, brother, Junior Paul Gable, nephews John and Douglas Wiggins, and niece Nancy Gable, aunt Marie Van Blaricon. Bill Gable was a man of great faith who will be dearly missed. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home ‑ Carolina. Funeral Service will be Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Interment will be in Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 CAROLINA DRIVE. 598‑3332

 

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CLARK, DURWARD A. 80, passed away Monday March 4, 2002 in El Paso after a long illness. He was a resident of El Paso since 1964 after he retired from Walker AFB in Roswell, New Mexico. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Avanell; a daughter, Margaret Prahl and one step‑son, George Miller. He is survived by his wife, Bette; 3 daughters, Alta Raby, Myra Behnke, and Linda Clark; a step‑son, Mark Miller; 8 grandchildren and 4 great‑grandchildren. Durward retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1964 after having served 24 honorable years; during which time, in WWII, he served with the 14th Air Force Flying Tigers in China. In the late 1940's, he also participated in the famous Berlin Airlift and was the proud recipient of many military medals. There will be a memorial service Friday, March 8, 2002 at 2 pm at Sunset Funeral Home‑N.E. 4631 Hondo Pass. In lieu of flowers and remembrances, the family is requesting donations to the Alzheimers Association. He was a great husband, wonderful father and dear friend to those who knew him.

 

Terrazas, Manuel A. 78, passed away Sunday March 03, 2002. He was a longtime resident of El Paso. Mr. Terrazas is survived by his wife Petra Terrazas, son Manuel Terrazas, and grandchildren Elisa Terrazas and Stephanie Terrazas. Other survivors include his brothers Armando Terrazas and Raul Terrazas. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Visitation will be held Thursday March 07, 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 Friday March 08, 2002 at 10:00 am at La Purisima Catholic Church. Arrangements by Mt. Carmel Funeral Home.

 

RYAN, WILMA FAYE age 81 of Carlyle, Illinois died Friday, March 1, 2002 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL. She was born in Orange City, Iowa on January 13, 1921. She married Charles A. Ryan on June 3, 1941. She is survived by 3 daughters, Sue Ann Ryan of Albuquerque, N.M., Linda Dachsteiner of Mulberry Grove, Il., Sally Everette of Sioux City, Ia; a son, Dr. Gary T. Ryan & wife Gloria of El Paso, 16 grandchildren & 13 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and daughter, Connie Tweet. Mrs. Ryan was a retired bookkeeper, a member of the American Business Woman's Assn., and Carlyle Christian Church and former member of the Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 1730. She moved to Carlyle from El Paso, TX 7 years ago. Interment will be at Graceland Park Cemetery in Sioux City, Ia. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Mrs. Ryan may be made to the Shriner's Transportation Fund for Burn Children, El Maida Shrine Temple, 6331 Alabama Street, El Paso, TX 79904.

 

NIETO, JOSEPHINE went to her eternal rest on February 28, 2002. She was born June 29, 1909. She was the last survivor of the twelve children of Juan Nieto and Carolina Rodriguez Nieto. Her ancestors were pioneers settlers in the La Junta and Big Bend area. She is survived by her many nieces and nephews: Delma N. Bradford and Esther L. Spence of El Paso, Carolina N. Thomas and Minerva N. Cadena of Dallas, Delpha N. Spencer, Lucy Nieto and Carolina N. Antunez of Presidio, TX, Blanca N. Rosenheim of San Antonio, Eva Nieto of Greenbrae, CA., Olga N. Nunez of Odessa, TX and Lillian B. Kanselka of Corpus Christi, TX and her nephews Roy Burgess and Louis N. Machuca of El Paso, Edmundo Nieto and Ruben Nieto of Presidio, TX, Rolando Nieto, Arturo Nieto and Hernando Nieto of Ojinaga, Chih., Tony Nieto of San Antonio, TX, and Humberto Nieto of Odessa, TX. Memorial Mass at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2002 at St. Patrick Cathedral. Internment at Evergreen Alameda Cemetery.

 

Provencio, Lucy Y. 84, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2002. She was a lifelong resident of El Paso, Texas and was employed by Sears for 20 years before her retirement. Mrs. Provencio is survived by her husband of 61 years Jaime M. Provencio, sons and their wives, Jaime Provencio Jr. and Christina, Gilbert Provencio and Deborah and Rick Provencio and Sharon also her daughter, Martha P. Guillen and her husband Tony, 7 grandchildren and 1 brother, Salvador Ybarra. Visitation will be on Thursday, March 7, 2002 from 6 pm until 8 pm at Sunset Funeral Home‑N.E. located at 4631 Hondo Pass. Rosary will also be on Thursday at 7 pm at the funeral home chapel. Funeral mass will be on Friday, March 8, 2002 at 9:15 am at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jaime Provencio, Gilbert Provencio, Rick Provencio, Tony Guillen, Gilbert Provencio Jr., Rick Guillen, Christian Provencio and Salvador Ybarra.

 

Emerson, Marie Ann youngest of three children of Joseph and Katherine Hassil, after seven years in the loving care of Martha Ruvalcaba, decided it was time to leave us on Tuesday, March 5.2002 Born in Romania in 1912, she grew up in Chicago and worked in her father's knitting mill. Red Cross work during World War II brought her to El Paso where she married and raised us three. Mom devoted her life to teaching children. She taught at St. Joseph's earned a degree in Special Education at Texas Western while working in the Education Dept., then instructed children with learning disabilities for Y.I.S.D. during the 1970's while earning an M.Ed. A volunteer in retirement, she taught ESL and Spanish classes to the elderly while remaining ardently active in the Catholic Church. Survived by sons Chuck and Dave (wife, Reglindis; Goffstown, NH), daughter Shelley (Atlanta), grandsons Gene (great grandson Nathan) and Steve, she will rest in peace at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Visitation Thursday, 4:30 ‑ 8:00, Rosary at 7:00, Mt. Franklin Funeral Home. Funeral Mass at St. Joseph's, Friday, 10:30 AM. Pallbearers: Don Belknap, Jackson Curlin, Eugene Emerson, Stephen Emerson, Pete Sellers, Ken Uecker, Kenneth Velazquez.

 

RIOS, FELICITAS H. 86, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2002 in a local hospital. She was a longtime resident of El Paso and was a member of the Catholic Church. Mrs. Rios was preceded in death by her husband Luis Rios. She is survived by her son, Sergio Ortega. Daughters, Dulce Davila and Isela Ozaeta. 15 Grandchildren and 20 Great Grandchildren. Visitation will be Thursday from 4 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 Cristo Rey Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Luis Ornelas, Jose Eddy Ornelas, Tomas Davila, Jaime Davila, Ceaser Nevarez and Gerardo Nevarez. Interment will bein Evergreen East Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME‑CAROLINA. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598‑3332

 

DeWITT, TRUDY F. 82, passed away Friday, March 1, 2002 in Harlingen, Texas. Trudy was born February 15, 1920 in East Liverpool, Ohio. She lived in El Paso for over 40 years before moving to Harlingen to be with her son and daughter‑in‑law. She was preceded in death by her son, Jonathan George Hicks; husbands, Henry E. Hicks and Patrick H. DeWitt; and brother, Robert L. Franz. She is survived by her son, Richard Warner (Pam); grandsons; Paxton Warner (Lee Ann): and Jason Warner; great granddaughters, Miranda and Caitlin Warner; brother, George Franz; sister‑in‑law, Mary Louise Franz; nieces, Kim Eriksen and Sue Wheeler; nephews, Rob Franz and John Franz. Memorial services will take place at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2002 at St. Francis on the Hill Episcopal Church. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Patrick H. DeWitt Memorial Presidential Scholarship Fund, UTEP, at 1100 N. Stanton, Suite 201, El Paso, TX 79902.

 

CASS, WILLIAM HENRY LTC U.S. Army Ret., 82, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2002 in El Paso. He was a resident of El Paso for 33 years and was a retired engineer for Tumpane Construction Company. Mr. Cass was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II, Korean Conflict and Vietnam War. He was a charter member of the National Rifle Association and also a member of the VFW and Retired Officers Association. Mr. Cass was preceded in death by his daughter, Kimberly. He is survived by his wife Allena Cass. Son, Lorne Cass. Daughter, Katherine Watson. Grandchildren, Ryan Cass, Warren Buck, Reed Rector and Minh Pho. 1 Great Grandchild. Visitation will be Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home ‑ Carolina. Funeral Service will be Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Members of the family will serve as pallbearers. Interment will be in Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME ‑ CAROLINA. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598‑3332

 

Navarro, Pedro Jesus(P.J.), 18, passed away Monday, March 4, 2002 in El Paso. He was a lifelong resident of El Paso and a member of the Catholic Church. P.J. was currently a Freshman student at UTEP on a Presidential Scholarship. He also received other scholarships including the Academic Allstar Scholarship. He graduated 5th in his class of 2001 from Ysleta High School, and was also captain of the Football team his Senior Year. P.J. was also a part of the National & Spanish Honor Society. P.J. is preceded in death by his father Pedro Navarro. He is survived by his parents Estella and Manuel Campos Jr., brother, Carlos E. Rodriguez, sisters, Denise Navarro ‑ Cereceres with husband Eduardo Cereceres III, Delilah Navarro, stepbrother, Christopher M. Campos, stepsister, Vanessa M. Campos. 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 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. Family members will serve as pallbearers. Keep your head up high mijo, you were always #1 to us, and always made us proud. We'll miss you. Love your Family and Friends. Interment will be in Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 CAROLINA DRIVE. 598‑3332

 

BEINHORN, BELLE L. 94, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2002 in Aurora, Colorado. She was a former resident of El Paso, a lifetime member of Hadassah and the B'nai Zion Sisterhood. Mrs. Beinhorn was preceded in death by her husband, Milton J. Beinhorn and son Alan Beihorn. Survived by her daughters Syril Beinhorn and Sarah Ben Hagai and her husband Ehud, daughter‑in‑law Ann Beinhorn, grandchildren Nathan and Amy Beinhorn. Graveside Service will be held Friday, March 8, 2002 at 10:00 A.M. at B'nai Zion Cemetery, Rabbi Stephen Leon officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to VNA of El Paso, the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

 

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NIETO JOSEPHINE went to her eternal rest on February 28, 2002. She was born June 29, 1909. She was the last survivor of the twelve children of Juan Nieto and Carolina Rodriguez Nieto. Her ancestors were pioneers settlers in the La Junta and Big Bend area. She is survived by her many nieces and nephews: Delma N. Bradford and Esther L. Spence of El Paso, Carolina N. Thomas and Minerva N. Cadena of Dallas, Delpha N. Spencer, Lucy Nieto and Carolina N. Antunez of Presidio, TX, Blanca N. Rosenheim of San Antonio, Eva Nieto of Greenbrae, CA., Olga N. Nunez of Odessa, TX and Lillian B. Kanselka of Corpus Christi, TX and her nephews Roy Burgess and Louis N. Machuca of El Paso, Edmundo Nieto and Ruben Nieto of Presidio, TX, Rolando Nieto, Arturo Nieto and Hernando Nieto of Ojinaga, Chih., Tony Nieto of San Antonio, TX, and Humberto Nieto of Odessa, TX. Memorial Mass at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2002 at St. Patrick Cathedral. Internment at Evergreen Alameda Cemetery.

 

FLORES, FELICITAS RAMIREZ 90, passed away March 5, 2002. She was a lifelong resident and a pioneer of El Paso Texas. Preceded in death by son, Juan Flores. She is survived by husband, Francisco Flores; children Francisca Henderson, Modesta Silvas (Manuel), Rafael Flores (Carmen), Teresa Williamson (Bobby) Carmen Flores, Alfredo Flores (Nora) and Joe Flores (Grace); brother Sebastian Ramirez and their respective families, which include 15 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren. Visitation at San Felipe de Jesus Catholic Church, Passmore Rd in Socorro at 5:00 p.m. followed by Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Funeral mass at 8:00 a.m. at San Felipe, followed by burial at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

 

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Maldonado, David passed away on March 5, 2002. Memorial service will be on Saturday, March 9, 2002 at 4 pm at Trinity‑First United Methodist Church (corner of Mesa and Yandell). Survived by wife: Eliza Maldonado, daughters: Ruth Maldonado, Martha Reyna, Magdalena Ruiz, Miriam Rodriguez. Funeral arrangements entrusted to La Paz Funeral Home.

 

SCHUT, JACOB M.D., passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2002. Dr. Schut was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and graduated from Universidad de Buenos Aires. As a psychiatrist, he taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Thomas Jefferson University and Texas Tech University. He also worked at the Department of Veterans' Affairs and was CEO of Sun Valley Regional Hospital. Dr. Schut was a member of Rotary International and on the boards of American Heart Association, El Paso Opera Company, El Paso Pro Musica, El Paso County Medical Society, Visiting Nurses Association, American Diabetes Association and West Texas Council on Alcoholism. Dr. Schut is survived by his wife: Karen, mother: Natalia, sister: Dora, brother: Luis, sister‑in‑law: Lydia, sons: Erik, William, and Alexander, their mother: Ann Cohen, nephews: Andrew (Kirstin), Edward (Sara) and Henry (Tracy), great‑niece: Rebecca and great‑nephew: Elijah. He was preceded in death by his father Julio. Dr. Schut will be remembered for his devotion to the training of medical students and residents and his belief in community service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Animal Rescue League, P.O. Box 13055, 79913, American Heart Association, Temple Mt. Sinai or Visiting Nurses Association, P.O. Box 3628, El Paso, TX 79923. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, March 10th at Temple Mt. Sinai at 3 p.m.

 

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RIVAS, BELEN 95, passed away March 8, 2002. She was the daughter of the late Francisco and Jovita Rivas. Sister of the late Mercedes and Francisco Rivas. She retired from Kahn's Bakery now known as Sunbeam Bakery after 30 plus years as a bookkeeper. She was active with the Alter society at Immanuel Conception Catholic Church. Survived by her brother Antonio Rivas and sister Maria McCambridge, nieces Magdalena Gbur, Minnie Lujan, Martha Montoya and Becky Carrejo, nephews Frank, Luis and Dan Rivas. Visitation will be today, Sunday from 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Rosary at 6:30 p.m. in Harding‑Orr and McDaniel Funeral Home, 320 Montana Ave. Mass of Resurrection will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 9025 Diana with interment to follow at Evergreen East Cemetery.

 

ZANELLA, EVELYN 58, passed away in El Paso on March 8, 2002. She was born in Chicago, IL and was a resident of El Paso. Mrs. Zanella is survived by her husband Peter Zanella. Her 2 daughters Robin Koval and Mary Davis. Her son Peter Zanella and 3 grandchildren. Her 3 brothers Sonny, Raymond and Peter Duck. Her sister Donna Glisson. A funeral Service will be held on Monday, March 11, 2002 at 11 a.m. at Coronado Baptist Church with Pastor Mike Woods officiating. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home West.

 

MORRISON, GRACE EVERS 99, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2002. She was born in Utica, Ohio and lived in El Paso since 1946. Mrs. Morrison was preceded in death by her husband Joseph James Morrison; parents Ira and Ethel Evers; granddaughter Beth Moarrison. She is survived by her son, Billy Joe Morrison and wife Patricia; granchildren, Jo Lynn Farthing and husband Ron, from California; Sheri Claramitaro and husband John. Tow great grandchildren Sara and Adam Claramitaro, one great granddaughter; one great great grandchild. she was a Member of Trinity Methodist Church. Graveside Service will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at Restlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Salvation Army and American Cancer Society. She will be missed by all who knew her. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home ‑ West.

 

SPARKS, HELEN LOUISE 86, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2002. She was a long time resident of El Paso, Texas and retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone after 36 years of service. She was also a member of the Telephone Pioneers. Mrs. Sharp was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Sparks. Survivors include her sons, James and Donald Sparks, 3 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Visitation will be on Sunday, March 10, 2002 from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home ‑ N.E. located at 4631 Hondo Pass. Funeral Service will be on Monday, March 11, 2002 at 9 a.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

 

MARTINEZ, ADELA SOLIS passed away in her home surrounded by relatives and friends. She was born December 25, 1912 to Maria Heredia Solis and Librado Solis. Her parents were tenant farmers in what is now known as Clardy Fox Addition. Her pride and joy was her alma mater Bowie High School. She was married to Macedonio P. Martinez who preceded her in death along with her brothers and sisters Luz Baeza, Rumaldo Gomez, Jesusita Gilbreath and Estanislado Solis. She is survived by her youngest sister Soledad Montes of Oakland, California, her three daughters Adelina and Jose Grijalva, Blandina Martinez and Clara and Edgar Nesom. Grand children Joe and Wendy Grijalva, James and Irasema Grijalva, John and Tuffany Grijalva, Jeffrey, Jesse, Jennifer Grijalva, Jason and Libby Grijalva and great grand children Jimmy, Jay, Jacob, Joey, Justin, James, Jordon, Jerica, Nicholas, Jay and Irasema Grijalva. The pallbearers will be Jose Grijalva, Edgar Nesom, John Grijalva, James Grijalva, Jeffrey and Jesse Grijalva, Jason and Jacob Grijalva. Mrs. Martinez will lie in state Monday, March 11, 2002 at Martin Funeral Home Central. Rosary Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 11, 2002 at Martin Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Burial at Evergreen Alameda Cemetery.

 

LEONARD, WILLIAM F. 59, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2002. He was a long

time resident of El Paso. Mr. Leonard is survived by his son, Patrick Leonard of Dallas, TX; daughter, Lisa Haberstroh of San Diego, CA; and sister Patricia Finnerty of Orlando, FL. Visitation will be held Monday, March 11, 2002 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. A Graveside Funeral Service will be held on Monday, March 11, 2002 at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m.

 

SKOV, THOMAS 76, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2002. Longtime resident of El Paso, Texas and retired teacher with the Ysleta I.S.D. Preceded in death by wife Mildred Skov, brother Walter I. Skov Jr. Survived by daughter Sharon (Sherry) and husband David Rey, grandchildren Danielle S., Aaron D. and William J. Rey, brother Leslie Skov, sister Helen Hernandez. Memorial Mass will be held at 9:15 Monday, March 11, 2002 at St. Clement Church. Burial at St. Clement Garden.

 

GUTIERREZ, HORTNESIA V. 66, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2002. A resident of El Paso since 1959, she was a member of the 11th Ward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She was a retired gift shop supervisor at the Airport Marriott. She is survived by her two sons and daughters in law, Mike V. and Mary (Bernie) Gutierrez, El Paso, Texas. Victor M. and Elizabeth (Betty) Gutierrez, Phoenix, AZ. Grandchildren: Angelica, Michael Jay, Tommy, Sara. One great grandchild Javier Matthew Baez. Sisters Gloria and Isela. Visitation will be Monday, March 11 from 4p.m. to 9 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home East, 1460 George Dieter. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at 12 p.m. with a visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at the 11th Ward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2322 N. Lee Trevino Dr. Bishop Richard Tolman will be presiding. Interment will be at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

 

LUJAN, JOSE A. 68, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2002 in a local hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Socorro, TX. Mr. Lujan retired as a truck driver and was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his parents Jose and Adelaida Lujan. He is survived by his wife Gloria J. Lujan. Sons, Lawrence Lujan, Joe Anthony Lujan, and Alfredo Hernandez. Daughters, Yvette Lujan, and Joanna Marie Loya, 10 grandchildren. Brothers, Luis Lujan, Gilbert Lujan Sr., and Raymundo Lujan. Sister, Mary Loya. Visitation will be Sunday from 5 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 Service will be Monday at 12 noon at Hillcrest Chapel. Pallbearers will be Lawrence Lujan, Joe Anthony Lujan, Luis Lujan, Gilbert Lujan, Raymundo Lujan and Pete Serrano. Interment will follow in Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME ‑ CAROLINA. 1060 CAROLINA DR 598‑3332

 

ARAGON, JUAN F. went to join his parent Leon and Mercedes Aragon on Thursday, March 7, 2002. He was a lifelong resident of El Paso and retired from the Civil Service. Mr. Aragon was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife Elisa Lopez. Sons, John Aragon Jr., Eddie Aragon and Jim Aragon. Daughters, Angie Aragon and Mary Butler. 14 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren. Brothers, Ignacio Aragon, Agustin Aragon and Carlos Aragon. Sisters, Alejandra Melendez, Mary Hernandez and Florencia Aragon. Visitation will be Monday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home ‑ Carolina. Recitation of the Rosary will be Monday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral Services will be Tuesday at 9 a.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Pallbearers will be John Aragon, Jr., Eddie Aragon, Jim Aragon, Sr., David Butler, Mark Morales and Jim Aragon, Jr. Interment will be in Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME‑ CAROLINA. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598‑3332

 

MOSELEY, EDWARD A. 82, passed away March 7, 2002. Born in El Paso and a lifetime Hudspeth County Rancher. He is survived by his wife; Alyce Moseley, 1 son; Joseph Moseley, 2 stepsons; Gerald and Robert Hitter, 3 step‑daughters, Cheryl Landmon, Terry Widing, and Sandra Salcedo. 4 grandchildren and 6 step-grandchildren. Memorial Service, Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at 7:00 p.m. in Hampton Valley Mortuary Chapel, with Rev. Scott Spitsberg officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of El Paso. Directed by Hamption Valley Mortuary ‑ Fabens, TX 764‑2254

 

APPLETON, BILL SR., 86 yrs. & 363 days, passed away Friday, March 8, 2002 in El Paso. He was a longtime resident of El Paso and was retired from both Carter Tobacco Co. and Allied Van Lines. Mr. Appleton was preceded in death by his sons, Damon Appleton and Theo Appleton. He is survived by his wife Mary Alyce Martin Appleton. Son, Bill Appleton, Jr. and wife Ronda. Granddaughters, Kimberly Moon and husband Bret, Elizabeth Appleton and Jenny Appleton. Great Granddaughter, Abigail Moon. Memorial Service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Coronado Christian Church, 118 Belvidere with Rev. Dr. James Jauncey fficiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of El Paso, Inc., 3901 N. Mesa St., El Paso, Texas 79902. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME ‑ CAROLINA. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598‑3332

 

ROJO, ERNESTO 39, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2002 in El Paso. He was a life long resident of El Paso and was a member of the Catholic Church. Mr. Rojo was a math instructor at El Paso Community College. He was preceded in death by his parents, Antonio and Josefina Rojo Gonzalez. He is survived by his wife, Lucila Rojo. son, Ernesto Rojo II. Daughter, Jessica Rojo. 3 brothers and 2 sisters. 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. Joseph Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Ernesto Rojo II, Jesus Rodriguez, Pedro A. Chavez, Jr., Daniel Y. Levesque, Carlos A. Chavez and Alvaro D. Soria. Interment will be in Restlawn Memorial Park. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME ‑ CAROLINA. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598‑3332

 

ALVAREZ, LEO J. 68, passed away Tuesday March 05, 2002. He retired from U.T.E.P. where he worked as an electrician. Mr. Alvarez is preceded in death by his beloved wife Estella C. Alvarez. He is survived by his son David Alvarez, daughter‑in‑law Estela Alvarez, daughters Patricia Alvarez, Tessy Rappe, and son‑in‑law Wes Rappe, other survivors include four grandchildren Melissa Alvarez, Judy Alvarez, Savannah Rappe and Seth Rappe. He will be greatly missed. Visitation will be held Sunday March 10, 2002 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm with a rosary service at 2:00 pm at Mt. Carmel Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral mass will be held Monday March 11, 2002 at 9:30 am at Mother Cabrini Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. Arrangements by Mt. Carmel Funeral Home.

 

EWALD, JOHN MELDON of San Antonio died March 8, 2002, at Chandler Medical Center in San Antonio of complications of cancer. He was 71. He was born Oct. 27, 1930, to Edward and Exa Ewald of El Paso. He graduated from Austin High School in El Paso and attended Texas Western College, which later became the University of Texas at El Paso. He married Joyce Ellen Dyal on July 1, 1950. They had two children and celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary last year. After he retired, he and Joyce enjoyed six years at Filolita, their rural property near Mimbres, N.M. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter Terry and her husband Steve Petto; and son Mel and his wife Susan, all of San Antonio; two grandchildren; and one great‑grandchild. A private memorial service is planned. The familysuggests memorial donations be sent to Cancer Therapy and Research Center, Attn: Donor Relations, P.O. Box 1657, San Antonio, Texas 78296‑1657.

 

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ARAIZA, JUNE 80, passed away on March 6, 2002. She was a lifelong resident of El Paso. She is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years Richard Araiza. Left to cherish her memory are her son Richard Edward Araiza and daughter Martha Araiza Ogburn. Her grandchildren Paul, David, and Alex Araiza and Matthew and James Ogburn and great grandchild Rachel Araiza. Sisters Mary Love and Jimmie Johnson. Visitation will be held from 4 to 9 PM with a Rosary at 7:00 PM, on Monday, March 11, 2002 at Sunset Funeral Home West located at 480 N. Resler. Mass of Resurrection will be said by Father Richard Matty, at St. Patrick's Cathedral at 10 AM, on Tuesday, March 12, 2002. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home‑West.

 

GUERRA, MARIA BAUERSACHS 81, of El Paso passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2002. Mrs. Guerra was preceded in death by her husband Epitacio Guerra of Socorro, Texas. She is survived by sister in law Esperanza Guerra Hernandez. She is also survived by nieces Alicia Lopez and Francis Ashmore and several nephews. Rosary was held on Sunday at 7:00 P.M. at Sunset Funeral Home ‑ East. The Mass of the Resurrection will be said at 12:45 P.M. Monday at Our Lady of the Valley Church, 8600 Winchester. Interment will follow at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home‑East.

 

MARTINEZ, ADELA SOLIS passed away in her home surrounded by relatives and friends. She was born December 25, 1912 to Maria Heredia Solis and Librado Solis. Her parents were tenant farmers in what is now known as Clardy Fox Addition. Her pride and joy was her alma mater Bowie High School. She was married to Macedonio P. Martinez who preceded her in death along with her brothers and sisters Luz Baeza, Rumaldo Gomez, Jesusita Gilbreath and Estanislado Solis. She is survived by her youngest sister Soledad Montes of Oakland, California, her three daughters Adelina and Jose Grijalva, Blandina Martinez and Clara and Edgar Nesom. Grand children Joe and Wendy Grijalva, James and Irasema Grijalva, John and Tuffany Grijalva, Jeffrey, Jesse, Jennifer Grijalva, Jason and Libby Grijalva and great grand children Jimmy, Jay, Jacob, Joey, Justin, James, Jordan, Jerica, Nicholas, Jay and Irasema Grijalva. The pallbearers will be Jose Grijalva, Edgar Nesom, John Grijalva, James Grijalva, Jeffrey and Jesse Grijalva, Jason and Jacob Grijalva. Mrs. Martinez will lie in state Monday, March 11, 2002 at Martin Funeral Home Central. Rosary Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 11, 2002 at Martin Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Burial at Evergreen Alameda Cemetery.

 

KALMAN, LAZARUS LEON a resident of El Paso since 1976‑was born in New York City on December 13, 1914 and passed away on March 9, 2002 in El Paso at age 87. Dr. Kalman was a retired New York City fireman who graduated from City College in New York in 1935 and from the New York College of Chiropractic in 1958. Captain Kalman was a decorated veteran of both World War II and the Korean War; he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross three times and the Air Medal four times. His professional career was spent as a registered physical therapist and chiropractor. Dr. Kalman was an active member of the community and is the past post surgeon of the Jewish War Veterans. Leon‑as he was known by his family and friends‑is survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Anita Moss. He is also survived by sons Dr. Leslie Kalman of Glendale, California and Russell Kalman, daughter‑in‑law Katherine Kalman and granddaughter Zoc Kalman of El Paso. In addition he is survived by his younger sister Mynna Weiss, of Plainview, New York. Graveside service with military honors will be held at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery on Monday, March 11th at 9:30 A.M.

 

ARNOLD, FRANCES JUNE 76, went to be with her Lord on March 8, 2002. Mrs. Arnold was a cherished member of McCombs Baptist Church, survived by son; Delbert and wife Karin Arnold, and grandson; Jack Arnold. Visitation Monday from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Kaster‑Maxon and Futrell Dyer Street Chapel, Funeral Service Tuesday 1:00 P.M. at McCombs Baptist Church with Pastor Dick Ware officiating. Interment in Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

 

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GAMEROS, ADOLFO 83, passed away on Friday, March 8, 2002. He was a long time resident of El Paso and a member of the Catholic Church. Mr. Gameros is survived by his wife, Josephina Gameros; three sons, Manuel and wife Cynthia, Adolfo Jr. and wife Aida P., and Jose G. Gameros; one daughter, Maria A. Gameros, 7 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, Nicholas and Modesto Gameros. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2002 from 4:00‑9:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home East. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mark's Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

 

HARMON, OLLIE MAE 87, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2002. She had been a longtime resident of El Paso. Ms. Harmon was the Director of Housekeeping at Hotel Dieu Hospital for 24 years. Preceded in death by her husband Paul D. Harmon. Survivors include her sons, Paul William Harmon of Las Vegas, NV and Carl Edward Harmon of Elephant Butte, NM; 5 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren. She will lie in state Tuesday from 4:00‑8:00 p.m. at Harding Orr & McDaniel Funeral Home. Graveside Services will be held Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery.

 

COSTLEY, CARLA passed away peacefully at home on Friday, March 8, 2002. Carla was born January 15, 1969 in Gurdon, Arkansas and has been an El Paso resident since 1969. Carla is survived by her husband Don, four children, Greg Costley of Roanoke, TX; Kim Brown of El Paso, TX; Caren Costley of Arlington, TX and Carla Copen of Ft. Worth, TX. Six grandchildren and two sisters Dixie Mock of Shreveport, LA and Lilian McKean of Arlington, TX. Memorial Service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2002 at Sunset Funeral Home Northeast located at 4631 Hondo Pass. A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2002 at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of El Paso, 3901 N. Mesa, Suite 400, El Paso, TX 79902.

 

EPPERSON, CHARLES DUDLEY Dudley was 91 years of age when he passed away March 6, 2002. He is survived by many who love him, including his daughter Mary Kay Dunbar, and his grandchildren Jane and Wells Dunbar. He was born in Woodward, Oklahoma on July 1, 1911. He was raised in Dallas, Texas, where he met his high school sweetheart Vera whom he later married. Upon Graduation, he joined the United States Navy, where he won the All Naval Fleet as well as the All Service Wrestling Championships in the mid 1930's aboard the U.S.S. Nevada. During World War II, he served aboard the U.S.S. Leon and participated in several Pacific invasions as a Beach Master. Later, he worked as a corporate secretary for Fireman's Fund Insurance. An avid golfer throughout the years, he was a member o f Ascarate Senior's Golf Group in El Paso. He always had kind words and a warm heart. He will be dearly missed by all. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, March 12, at 11:00 a.m. in the Trinity First United Methodist Church Chapel.

 

HAY, VIRGINIA MARIE 75, passed away in her home on March 10, 2002. She was a long time resident of El Paso and Horizon City. She is survived by her 6 children, Judy Brown, Ronny Hay, Larry Hay, Gail Ann Hood, James D. Hay II and Stephanie Hay. Other Survivors include 8 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. She will be greatly missed. Visitation will be on Thursday, March 14, 2002 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. A Graveside Funeral Service will be led by her granddaughter, Kyndria Brown Honorof, at Evergreen East Cemetery on Friday, March 15, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Hospice of El Paso.

 

TRUJILLO, CORDELIA 66, born on September 16, 1935, passed away on Sunday, March 10,2002. She is survived by her husband Jose A. Trujillo, sons Arnold and wife Mary Trujillo, Frank and wife Gloria Trujillo and Christopher J. Trujillo, daughters Pamela Juarez, Marie and husband Joe Guerrero and Connie Trujillo, 16 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, also survived by her sisters Bella Pacheco and husband Paul Pacheco of Monte Vista, Colorado, Arcy Valdez and husband Frank Valdez of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Martha Francisco and husband Andrew Francisco of Santa Fe,New Mexico. Survived by many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews. Mrs. Trujillo will lie in state Wednesday, March 13, 2002 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. atMartinFuneralHomeCentral. Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at Martin Chapel. Funeral Service will be held at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, March 14, 2002 at Martin Chapel. Pallbearers Arnold Trujillo, Frank Trujillo, Christopher J. Trujillo, Gabriel Vigliante, A.J. Trujillo and Paco Juarez. Burial at Evergreen East Cemetery.

 

CONNOR‑SMITH, SHEILA DIANNE 51, passed away Friday, March 8, 2002 after a short illness. She was a longtime resident of El Paso and was a member of the Catholic Church. Mrs. Connor‑Smith was preceded in death by her husband Jack Smith, father George Connor and brother David Connor. She is survived by her son Michael Gierer, mother Virginia Clark and brother Dennis Connor. Also survived by Lee and Mike Connor, Kelly Steele, aunts and uncles, nephews and nieces. Services will be private. Interment will be in Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME ‑ CAROLINA. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598‑3332

 

ANTHONY, JOHN J. died on March 11, 2002. He was a resident of El Paso since 1959 and was retired from the El Paso Independent School District as teacher and principal totaling 38 years. His wife, Mary Louise preceded him in death in 1993. She also had been retired from EPISD after 38 years, together they touched the lives of many young people. Mr. & Mrs. Anthony were in their 52nd year of marriage at her passing. After bringing up 3 wonderful daughters to adulthood and serving in education for so long , they both deemed they were successful in their lives. Mr. Anthony was a S/SGT in the U.S. Air Force during WWII. He is survived by daughters, Felisa Weber of Solon, Ohio, Oralie Tyson of Huntsville, Alabama and Rosanne Morin of Colorado Springs, Colorado, 5 grandchildren, Alex, Matt, Tara, Amanda and Alexjandra. He is also survived by his brothers, Steve of Phoenix, George of Ft. Worth and Joseph of Pittsburgh, sisters, Mary Jarusso and Betty Bedner both of Pittsburgh and Agnes Bednar predeceased him. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 13th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Kaster‑Maxon & Futrell, Dyer Street Chapel with Rosary being recited at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be said at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 14th at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Fort Bliss National Cemetery with Military Honors.

 

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THORNBERRY‑RUIZ, LINDA (CHULA) 54, passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2002. She is survived by her husband Mario Ruiz, daughter Lyndsey Ruiz, son Mario Ruiz, daughter‑in‑law Melissa Ruiz, granddaughter Ana‑Sofia Ruiz. She is also survived by her mother Teeter Thornberry. Services will be held Friday, March 15 at 1 p.m. at St. Clements Pro‑Cathedral.

 

ALVAREZ, SALVADOR 34, passed away Monday March 11, 2002. He was a longtime resident of El Paso and a member of the Catholic Church. Mr. Alvarez is survived by his wife Rosemary Alvarez, parents Guerrero and Maria Alvarez, son Isacc Alvarez, and daughter Samantha Alvarez. Other survivors include his brother Martin Alvarez and sister Cristina Alvarez. Visitation will be held Thursday March 14, 2002 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a rosary service at 7:00 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Funeral Home Chapel.Funeral Mass will be held Friday March 15, 2002 at 10:15 a.m. at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements are by Mt. Carmel Funeral Home. He will always be in our hearts and our memories.

 

WADE, MARITA B. Big Springs, TX, has left March 9, 2002 to be with our Lord. She was born in Midlothan, TX on May 27, 1904. Merita came to El Paso in 1941 where she resided till 1996. Here, she was a member of Tigua Baptist Church. She was a housewife and mother. Preceded in death by her husband, E.H. Wade, son, Johnny E. Wade, Grandson, Scott Franklin and Great Grand daughter Kimberly Rae Adkins. She is survived by a daughter, Shirley Franklin, Big Springs, TX, Son and Daughter‑In‑Law, Tommy and Mary Wade, El Paso, TX, Daughter‑In‑Law, Francis Wade,

Santa Fe, NM. One Sister, Arlie Wright, Henreitta, TX, and two Brothers Bob and Bill Allgood, Barstow, TX, Seven Grand kids, Eight Great Grand kids, and Eight Great Great Grand kids. She will be greatly missed. Pallbearers are Wade and Wally Franklin, Roger and Chance Conklin, Rex Allgood, and Anthony Aguilar. Services will be held Friday, March 15th at 10:30 a.m. at Restlawn Chapel at 8700 Dyer. With Burial following at Restlawn Memorial, Same Location.

 

BEAVER, HARRY D. SR., 79, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2002. He was a longtime resident and member of the Catholic Church. Mr. Beaver is survived by his wife Lucy F. Beaver, Sons David F. Beaver, Harry D. Beaver, Jr., and daughters Joyce L. Segapell and Jacqui Hansen. Other survivors include seven grandchildren, one great‑grandchild, brothers Ernest L. Beaver, R.D. Beaver, M.L. Beaver, Robert L. Beaver, and sister Dorothy Johnson. Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 13, 2002 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Funeral Home. The Rosary Service will be held at St. Raphael Catholic Church at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, March 14, 2002 at 1:30 p.m. in Center Chapel #2 at Ft. Bliss. Interment will follow at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. Arrangements by Mt. Carmel Funeral Home.

 

CRUZ, PEDRO 69, passed away Monday, March 11, 2002 in Socorro, Texas. He was a lifelong resident of Socorro, Texas. Mr. Cruz is survived by his loving wife, Bertha Cruz, Son, Pedro Cruz, Jr., and wife Eva. Daughter, Emilia Martinez and husband Francisco J. Grandchildren, Melissa Jeanette Martinez, Crystal Yvette Cruz and Pedro Cruz III. Sister, Dolores Pulido. 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 willbe Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Pallbearers will be Pedro Cruz, Jr., Francisco J. Martinez, Jesus Pulido, Manuel Beltran, Rudy Solis, Jr. and Guerrero Melendez. Interment will be in Socorro Cemetery. Directed by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598‑3332.

 

COX, MAROLYN W. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, May 4, 1928. Returned to our Lord March 11, 2002. Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter‑Day Saints. Long time resident of El Paso. Loving mother of seven children, part time postal clerk and bookkeeper. Preceded in death by her husbands, Vernon Lee Trask and Dave Cox, son William Lee Trask, daughter Janice Becker and sister Connie Valmis. Survived by daughters Nancy Kettie, Wendy Gordon, Jean Ton and sons John W. Trask and James D. Trask. Stepmother Resh Wilcken, sisters Dolores Scott and Loraine Denny. Twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren plus one in the oven. Services to be held at the Rosemont Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter‑Day Saints, Thursday, March 14, 2002 at 4:00 p.m. Burial will take place in Denver, CO. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the El Paso Cancer Center. Local arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME ‑ DONIPHAN. 5054 DONIPHAN DR., EL PASO, TEXAS 79932.

 

CANOVA, MARIA T. 89, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2002 in El Paso. She was a longtime resident of El Paso and a member of the Catholic Church. Mrs. Canova was preceded in death by her husband, Enrique Canova and her sister, Luz T. Granados. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Thursday at 9 a.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home ‑ Carolina. Recitation of the Rosary will be Thursday at 9:15 a.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Graveside Service will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Directed by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598‑3332.

 

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POITRAS, PHILIP 59, passed away in El Paso, Texas on March 6, 2002. Survived by daughter Natasha, son Andrew Poitras, wife Betty Poitras & mother Melva Poitras. He was born and raised in   Minnesota and lived in El Paso for 25 years. We will always love you & think of you‑‑The Poitras Family. A Memorial Service will be held at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2002 at St. Pius X Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the El Paso Humane Society. Funeral arrangements entrusted to La Paz Funeral Home.

 

Johnston, Minnie Lee 83, of Abilene, died Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at a local medical center. Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Elliott‑Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, 542 Hickory, with Jeff Pleasant officiating. Graveside rites will be 10 a.m. Friday in Ft. Bliss National Cemetery in El Paso. Mrs. Johnston was born on December 30, 1918, in Corsicana, Texas. She retired after working for over 20 years as a medical records clerk for William Beaumont Hospital in El Paso. She moved to Abilene from Oklahoma City, OK in 1989. Mrs. Johnston was a member of First Baptist Church in Abilene, and a former member of Mountain View Baptist Church in El Paso. She was a member of American Business Women's Association in El Paso, and The White Shrine and Mizpah Shrine #4. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elvin "Johnnie" Johnston in June, 1980, her parents, two sisters, and two brothers. Survivors include a son, Elvin Paul Johnston of Albany, and three grandchildren, Bobbie Johnston, Zane Johnston, and Leif Johnston. Honorary pallbearers will be Denney Faith, Russell Lucas, Rod Britting, Edward Morales, John Tate, and Bob Davis. Memorials may be made to Hendrick Hospice Care, P.O. Box 1922, Abilene, TX 79604.

 

Munoz, Manuel "Chololo" 87, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2002. A lifelong resident of El Paso. He is preceded in death by his sister Maria Reyes. Mr. Munoz is survived by 8 nieces, Elvira Reyes, Manuela Reyes, Rosa Reyes, Juanita Reyes, Mary Rivera, Yvette Resendez, Helen Lopez and Mary Lou Schwarz, 2 brothers Alberto and Antonio Munoz, 2 sisters Elvira and Raquel Munoz and 1 brother‑in‑law Manuel V. Reyes. Visitation will be Thursday, March 14, 2002 at Restlawn Funeral Home from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with rosary at 6:00 p.m. Mass Service will be 9:30 a.m. on Friday, March 15, 2002 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Burial will be at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. With military honors. Family will like to extend their gratitude to Bienvivir Senior Health Services.

 

LUEVANO, ELIAS 70, passed away on Tuesday March 12, 2002. He was a life‑long resident of El Paso and a member of the Catholic Church. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and retired from Phelps Dodge after working with them for over 20 years. Mr. Luevano is preceded in death by his sister Gloria O'Quinn. He is survived by his wife Lucy Luevano; son Ray Luevano (Mary‑Ann); four daughters, Dora McLure (Martin); Sylvia Holguin; Leticia Bretz; and Hilda Deal (Robert). Mr. Luevano is also survived by two brothers, Johnny and Robert Cabral; and two sisters, Magdalena Bustamante and Lilly Cabral. Visitation will be held on Thursday March 14, 2002 from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Martin Funeral Home East with a rosary at 7:00 pm. A funeral mass will be held on Friday March 15, 2002 at 11:30 am at St. Francis Xavier Cabrini which is located at 12200 Vista Del Sol with Father Frank Lopez officiating. Burial will follow at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery.

 

MUNOZ, MR. VALENTIN V. 94, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2002 in a local hospital. He was a longtime resident of El Paso and a member of the Catholic Church. Mr. Munoz was a retired Mechanic with over 40 years of service. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mr. Munoz is survived by his son, Jose Antonio Munoz. Daughter, Lorenza Madrid. Grandchildren, Alfredo Madrid and Rosemary Munoz. Sister, Maria Vigil. 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 Satturday at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Old Mission Church. Pallbearers will be Alfredo Madrid, Julian Mora Jr., Jose Munoz, Jesus Munoz, Isidro Chavez and Adolfo Martinez. Honorary Pallbearers will be Julian Mora Jr. and Adolfo Martinez. Interment will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Directed by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 Carolina Drive. 598‑3332.

 

HUDSON, BETTIE JO (BO) December 11, 1924 to March 13, 2002. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert Buryl Baty, and Gene (Red) Hudson. Survivors include her sons, Larry and his wife Dana Baty of Rowlett, TX; Gaines and his wife, Keri Baty of Dallas, TX. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday March 15, 2002 at the First United Methodist Church in Garland with Rev. Bill Upchurch officiating. Interment to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Williams Funeral Directors, Garland, TX. (972) 276‑5000.

 

Marin, Mr. Ramon M. 74, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2002 in El Paso. He was a longtime resident of El Paso and a retired Auto Mechanic. He is survived by his sons, Ramon Marin Jr. and wife Margie, Rene Marin, Arturo Marin and wife Bessie. Daughter, Martha Ivonne Carrasco and husband Steve. Grandchildren, Crystal Vasquez, Christopher Marin, Steve Carrasco, BiancaCarrasco, Arturo Marin Jr., Rene Marin Jr., and Laren J. Marin. Great Grandchildren, Samantha Ray Vasquez, Benito Vasquez and Destiny Vasquez. Brothers, Jesus Marin Marenco, Alberto Marin Marenco and Ventura Marin Marenco. Sister, Neredia Gomez. Memorial Service will be Friday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home ‑ Carolina. Cremation. Directed by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 Carolina Drive. 598‑3332

 

Felix, Guadalupe G. 92, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, March 13, 2002. She was a longtime resident of El Paso and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Guadalupe was a member of St. Francis of Assissi Third Order. She is preceded in death by her husband, Trinidad Felix and issurvived by many family and friends. Visitation will be Thursday, March 14, 2002 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with the rosary service at 7:00 p.m. at Nazareth Hall. Funeral mass will be Friday, March 15, 2002 at 9:15 a.m. at Nazareth Hall 4614 Trowbridge. Pallbearers, Arturo Guerrero, John Guerrero, Robert White, Roger Felix, Ruben Felix and George Felix Jr. Interment at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

 

GERBER, HARRIETT K. 93, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2002. Longtime resident of El Paso, Texas. Mrs. Gerber was a longtime secretary for the El Paso Independent School District and a member for 70 years at Trinity First United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by husband Marvin V. Gerber. Survived by sons Jerry and wife Loys Thomason and James and wife Sarah Gerber, daughter Jann and husband Charles Dalrymple, 9 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, brothers Benjamin Archer and Louis Archer, sisters Helen Jones and Margery Butler. Mrs. Gerber will lie in state Friday, March 15, 2002 at Trinity First United Methodist Church. Funeral Service will be held at 9:30 Friday, March 15, 2002 at Trinity First United Methodist Church, Rev. Brodace Elkins officiating. Burial at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Carroll Hospice 95 Carroll St. West Minster, MD 21157 or El Paso Parkinsons Disease Support Group 10486 Janway Dr. El Paso, Texas 79925.

 

HEATH, JOE DIBRELL M.D., died March 4, 2002 in an El Paso, Texas hospital due to respiratory failure. Dr. Joe Heath was born May 16, 1917 in Hondo, Texas. Dr. Heath graduated Valedictorian from Sinton High School in 1934. He graduated from UT Austin in 1942 and received his M.D. degree from Southwestern Medical College in 1945. He served his internship in Denver, Colorado and his residency in San Angelo, Texas. Dr. Heath served in the US Army from 1943 through 1948. In 1949, he opened his General Medical practice in Kermit, Texas where he served the community for the next forty years. Apart from his medical practice, Dr. Heath was very active in civic and other organizations. He was a member of the Kermit School Board from 1964 until 1969. He was active in the Masonic Lodge, York Rite and Scottish Rite Masons, as well as the Texas Medical Association and the Reeves, Ward and Winkler County Medical Society. From 1967 until 1971, the State Department employed Dr. Heath as a Volunteer Physician in Vietnam. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Southwestern Medical College and the University of Texas in 1968. After his retirement in 1989, Dr. Heath continued to be of service to his community by tutoring the students at West Texas Children's Home in Pyote, Texas. Dr. Joe Heath was preceded in death by his sister Billie Crow and his loving wife, Frances Roberts Heath, whom he married October 9, 1943. Dr. Heath is survived by his sons, Robert L. (Bob) Heath of Farmington, NM and William A. (Bill) Heath of El Paso, TX., grandchildren Shelly Bagley of Henderson, NV., Randy Heath of Houston, TX., Shaylon Whittington of Oklahoma City, OK., Dire Naranjo of Hobbs, NM., Quinn Heath of Odessa, TX., and Bob Sutherland, III of Katy, TX. He leaves five great grandchildren, two nieces, three nephews, and his brother Jack Heath of Hondo, TX. Services were held Friday March 8, 2002, at 10:00 A.M. at the First United Methodist Church in Kermit with internment at Oaklawn Cemetery in Terrell, TX. Donations may be made to the Scottish Rite Hospital. Services entrusted to Cooper Funeral Chapel, Inc.

 

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BURNS, ANNA LUISE, 75 of El Paso passed away March 10, 2002. She was born January 2, 1927 in Cologne, Germany. She was a member of the Berliners and various realty companies for 25 years. Survivors include her son and daughter‑in‑law Johnny & Kiyoko Burns of Japan; daughter and son‑in‑law Linda & Thomas Cross of Irving; son Robert Burns of Dallas; grandson Samuel Cross; aunt and uncle Jakob & Agnes Flossdorf; cousins Ralf & Frank Flossdorf of Cologne, Germany. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. at Mt. Franklin Funeral Home. Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday March 19, 2002 at Mt. Franklin Funeral Home Chapel, 3707 Pershing Drive with interment to follow at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association.

 

Mata, Mrs. Julia Carrasco 82, joined her beloved husband, Fransisco Mata Marquez on Monday, March 11, 2002. She was a longtime resident of El Paso and a member of the Catholic Church. Mrs. Mata was a life long housewife and is survived by 1 daughter, 5 sons, 23 grandchildren and 20 great‑grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday, March 15, 2002 from 4‑9 pm with the rosary service at 7 pm at Sunset Funeral Home ‑ East, Chapel of Remembrance. Mass of the Resurrection will be at 9 am, Saturday, March 16, 2002 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will be at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery. We would like to extend our gratitude to our sister and aunt, Maria Del Carmen Mata, for your unconditional Love and Care of our mother and grandmother. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home ‑ East.

 

Melendez, Daniel E., 50, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2002. Resident of El Paso, Texas for 46 years. Survived by his mother Brigitte Melendez, daughters Anastasia Melendez, Mary Melendez and Elizabeth Melendez, brothers Miguel W. Melendez and David P. Melendez, sisters Brigitte Richards and Magdalena T. Mendez. Mr. Melendez will lie in state Sunday, March 17, 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. Sunday, March 17, 2002 at Martin Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held at 9:00 a.m. Monday, March 18, 2002 at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church. Burial at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery with military honors.

 

BETOWSKI, EDWARD PAUL FATHER S.J. died March 11, 2002 in Las Cruces. He was born on May 18, 1915 in Sayre, Pennyslvania. He was ordained to the priesthood in the Catholic Church on June 19, 1949 by Archbishop Francis P. Keogh, Archbishop of Baltimore. He came to White Sands Missile Range in June 1970, where he served as the Catholic Religious Education Director from 1970 to 1984. He became the Catholic priest for White Sands Missile Range in October 1984 and served in that role until he was taken to the hospital on December 28, 2001. He is survived by his sister‑in‑law Margaret Mastropolo Betowski of Manhasset, NY; one nephew, nieces and many grand nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Friday, March 15, 2002 from 3 to 7 PM at the Post Chapel at WSMR where his Prayer Vigil will follow beginning at 7 PM. Following the Vigil, Father Betowski's remains will be moved to his former parish, the Sierra Chapel at WSMR for an all night Vigil to begin the same evening at 9 PM and continue until 9 AM Saturday, March 16, 2002. His funeral mass will be held Saturday, March 16, 2002 at 11:00 AM at the Post Chapel at WSMR with Fr. Clement Petrik, S.J. officiating. The rite of committal will be held at a later date in Washington, DC at the Jesuit Cemetery at Georgetown University. A memorial service will be held Monday, March 18, 2002 at 10 AM at Georgetown University. Pallbearers will be Frank Chavez, Fred Villarreal, Reed Elliott, Dr. Gregory Kowalski, BG (retired) Jerry Laws, MG (retired) Niles J. Fulwyler. Arrangements by Getz Funeral Home, 1410 E. Bowman Ave., Las Cruces 88001. 505‑526‑2419.

 

Maldonado, Selina Jo 50, beloved wife, mother and grandmother went to be with her Lord & Savior on March 12, 2002. Selina's loving spirit and compassionate heart touched all who knewher and are better people because of it. She is survived by her devoted husband Roberto Maldonado Jr., loving mother Lilia Williford and husband William Williford, son Roberto Maldonado III, daughters Michelle Casillas & husband Elias Casillas III; Melissa Reevey & husband Maurice Reevey; and Daisy Ann Maldonado. Grandchildren Amanda Casillas, Roberto Apodaca, Ashely Casillas, Marcus Reevey and Mya Reevey. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 17, 2002 at 6 pm at Calvary Chapel of El Paso located at 1771 N. Zaragosa Rd.

 

Rolison, Charles Mack formerly of El Paso, TX, died Friday, March 8th in Honolulu, HI. Born Sept. 1, 1927 to Lois and Charles Rolison, he graduated from El Paso HS in 1945. Mack attended UT Austin and served in the Army. In 1949 he married Claudean Olmey, his high school sweetheart. He was a civil engineer with the International Boundary Water Commission which oversees boundary and water treaties between the US and Mexico. Mack also worked for Texas‑Arizona Freightlines in El Paso and was the owner of the Triangle Cab Co. in El Paso. In 1968 Mack moved his family to Hawaii where he purchased Cummins Engine Sales of Hawaii and White Truck Sales of Hawaii. Five years later he acquired Hawaiian Crane and Rigging Ltd., which he ran until his death. Mack was a leader in the construction of the maritime industry. Under his leadership Hawaiian Crane and Rigging Ltd. took part in many major constructions and maritime projects in Hawaii and the Pacific. Mack was proceeded in death by his parents Charles and Lois Rolison and by his in‑laws Claude and Oma Olmey. Mack is survived by his wife of 53 years, Claudean, his son: Charles, his wife Carla, grandsons Charles, Daniel and Eric of Albuquerque, NM; his son: Patrick, wife Judy, grandsons Nicolas and Taylor of Boise, ID; daughter, Claudia Frias, husband Manny, granddaughter Tifany, and grandsons Manny Mack and Joey of El Paso, TX. Services will be held Saturday, March 16th at 3 p.m. at Borthwick Mortuary in Honolulu, HI. Thank you Daddy for all your love and teaching us to live life to the fullest. Aloha. Your Family.

 

BARBER, DOROTHY JEAN 93, United States Army Major Retired, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2002. She served as a Nurse Anesthetist during World War II & Korean Conflict. Dorothy was a longtime resident of El Paso and was born in Carrollton, Texas. She was a member of First Baptist Church for over 50 years. She was preceded in death by her parents Eugenia M. Bee & Oscar H. Barber, sisters Ruth J. Barber, Eleanor E. Fields, Barbara Lee Wilkinson; brothers Hal Barber & Charlie B. Barber. Survivors include her nephews William B. Fields, Thomas A. Wilkinson & Hal Barber; nieces Nancy Lee Getkin & Carol Fields Hogg; also 10 great nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with Funeral Services at 11:00 a.m. in First Baptist Church (Ford Chapel). Graveside Service will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Fort Bliss National Cemetery with Military Honors.

 

BENGE, FRANCES GADDY, 87, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2002, a longtime resident of El Paso, Frances was born in Mississippi and moved with her parents to El Paso in 1933. She was a member of The Order of the Eastern Star and Rebecca Stoddard Lodge. She attended Ft. Blvd. Methodist Church since the 1930's. Frances was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. & Mrs. S.J. Gaddy, her sisters, Elise Lawrence and Rachel Myers; brothers, James Bufkin Gaddy and Dr. Burrel C. Gaddy. She is survived by her brother and sister‑in‑law, Dr. & Mrs. Charles Gaddy, sister‑in‑law, Phyllis Gaddy and brother‑in‑law, James R. Myers and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be Saturday, March 16, 2002 at Kaster‑Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home, 8817 Dyer, with interment in Restlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity.

 

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Maldonado, Selina Jo 50, beloved wife, mother and grandmother went to be with her Lord & Savior on March 12, 2002. Selina's loving spirit and compassionate heart touched all who knew her and are better people because of it. She is survived by her devoted husband Roberto Maldonado Jr., loving mother Lilia Williford and husband William Williford, son Roberto Maldonado III, daughters Michelle Casillas & husband Elias Casillas III; Melissa Reevey & husband Maurice Reevey; and Daisy Ann Maldonado. Grandchildren Amanda Casillas, Roberto Apodaca, Ashely Casillas, Marcus Reevey and Mya Reevey. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 17, 2002 at 6 pm at Calvary Chapel of El Paso located at 1771 N. Zaragosa Rd.

 

MOSELY, JANE passed away March 14, 2002, our precious and dear mother, Jane Mosely, was called home to be with her Lord Jesus Christ. Jane's God led life started in Spencer, Nebraska, September 2, 1916. Before school age, she lived for a short time in Sioux City, IA. She attended grade school and high school in Spencer. After high school she lived in Butte, NE and moved to Denver, CO when she was 19 years old. She attended University of Nebraska and Denver University. She worked for Moffat Coal Company and Public Service Co. of Colorado, and Continental Air Lines in Tulsa, OK, Kansas City, MO (where she met her husband Perry) El Paso, TX and Denver. She married Perry Mosely of Kansas City, MO., December 22, 1946 in Denver. They lived all of their married life (40 years) in El Paso. The last eight years of her life were lived in Midland, TX. Jane's life was a testimony that Jesus Christ is alive! He led and sustained her and proved Himself faithful throughout her life. She was a faithful intercessor and prayer warrior who loved the Word of God. She was always active and a fully supportive member of the churches she attended including Asbury Methodist, First Christian, First Baptist, Church of El Paso, Vista New Life all of El Paso, and Day Spring Fellowship in San Angelo, TX. She was a member of Christian Life Center of Midland. Other ministries that were close to her heart and that she supported include: World Literature Crusade, Jewish Voice, Thru the Bible with J. Vernon McGee, Grace to You with John MacArthur, and Mexican Multiple Missions Orphanage. The joy of the Lord gave Jane a wonderful zeal for Him and an infectious joy for life. Her wonderful smile and personality brightened every person who came in contact with her. Her loving husband, Perry went to the Lord before her on July 25, 1985. She was also preceded in death by her father, William R. Mohr, stepfather Charles G. Smith, her mother, Helen L. Smith and brother Peter Mohr (both formerly of Midland), her sister Louise Dennler of LeMars, IA and two grandchildren Michael Samuel Mosely and Hannah Mosely. She is survived by her two sons and their families: Charles P. Mosely, wife Judy of El Paso and Mark T. Mosely, wife Vickie of Midland. Jane leaves six grandchildren, Kelli Mosely Espinoza, husband Arturo Espinoza, John Michael Mosely, Vanessa Mosely Claybrooke, husband Phil Claybrooke, Travis J. Mosely, Ashley N. Mosely, Chase A. Mosely and one great grandchild Evan Hunter Espinoza. The family would like to thank Dr. Elvira Burns, Nurses Unlimited, Southwest Area Staffing, and all the medical personnel who helped Jane in her last days. Visitation will be Sunday, March 17th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Kaster‑Maxon & Futrell, 8817 Dyer, El Paso, TX. Funeral services will be on Monday, March 18th at 2:00 p.m. at Kaster‑Maxon & Futrell with burial following at Evergreen East. Memorial service will be held in Midland, TX on March 20th at 2:00 p.m. at Ellis Funeral Home, 801 Andrews Hwy.

 

Melendez, Daniel E. 50, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2002. Resident of El Paso, Texas for 46 years. Survived by his mother Brigitte Melendez, daughters Anastasia Melendez, Mary Melendez and Elizabeth Melendez, brothers Miguel W. Melendez and David P. Melendez, sisters Brigitte Richards and Magdalena T. Mendez. Mr. Melendez will lie in state Sunday, March 17, 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. Sunday, March 17, 2002 at Martin Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held at 9:00 a.m. Monday, March 18, 2002 at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church. Burial at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery with military honors.

 

NORBECK, JACK EDWARD passed away Wednesday night, March 13, 2002. Mr. Norbeck was the son of Benjamin Franklin and Clora May Norbeck. He was born in Delphos, Ohio on February 18, 1926. Mr. Norbeck was a veteran of World War II and served in the European Theater between 1944‑1946. He was a graduate of Ohio Northern University where he earned a BA in Physics. After graduation, Jack worked with General Electric Corporation in Cleveland, Ohio. He then moved to El Paso, Texas in 1958 and worked at White Sands Missile Range for thirty‑one years. He has been a member of Highland Presbyterian Church for forty‑four years. He is survived by his wife of fifty‑two years, Wilma Ellen Norbeck; his son, Mark and wife, Maria of El Paso; his daughter, Carol and husband, Walter Hinsch of Colorado Springs, Colorado; his grandson, Steven Hinsch; his sister, Laura and husband, Glen Avey of Ossion, Indiana; his brother‑in‑law, Glen Poling of Van Wert, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews. He is dearly loved by his family and will be forever missed. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m on Sunday, March 17, 2002 in Kaster‑Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home, 8817 Dyer. Funeral service will be Monday, at 10 a.m. at Highland Presbyterian Church with Rev. Sue Dickson officiating. Interment will be in Fort Bliss National Cemetery.

 

FOURNIER, MARY S. 86, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2002. Resident of El Paso, Texas for 44 years. Mrs. Fournier was a member for the Lower Valley Womens Club. Preceded in death by husband Louis D. Fournier. Survived by sons Louis W. and wife Maria C. Fournier and Edgar A. and wife Bernice T. Fournier, grandchildren Louis W. Fournier Jr. and Michelle M. Fournier, brother Walter J. Snow of Puerto Rico, sisters Carmen S. Velez and Jenny Lopez from Puerto Rico. Mrs. Fournier will lie in state Sunday, March 17, 2002 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Central. Rosary Service at 6:00 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2002 at Martin Chapel. uneral Mass will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, March 18, 2002 at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church. Burial at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to a charity of your choice.

 

LeBRETON, SIMON BARAJAS 16, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2002 in El Paso. He was a lifelong resident of El Paso and was a student at San Elizario High School. Simon was preceded in death by his grandmother Elisa LeBreton and niece Angela Renee Gentry. He is survived by his parents, George LeBreton, Angelina Barajas LeBreton and Harry Gentry, Sr. Step‑father, Carlos Payan, brother, Harry Gentry Jr., and wife Flor. Sisters, Messina Holguin and husband Rene, Jr. and Lysa Nabors. Step‑sisters, Victoria and Viridiana Pico. Grandparents, SFC. Ramon and Maria Barajas. He is also survived by his 4 nephews, 2 nieces, uncles and aunts, Victor and Kathy leBreton, Martin and Patsy Ojeda, Joe Barajas and Rudy Barajas. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home ‑ Carolina. Chapel Service will be held Sunday at 6 p.m. followed by Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Cremation services will follow. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME ‑ CAROLINA. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598‑3332

 

Rothermich, Hae Cha 60, loving wife and mother, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2002 in El Paso. She was a resident of El Paso since 1976. Mrs. Rothermich is survived by her husband Derrill Rothermich and son Dennis Rothermich, many brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Sunday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home ‑ Carolina. Prayer Service will be Sunday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Graveside Service will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 909 E. San Antonio, El Paso, Texas 79901. Interment will follow in Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598‑3332

 

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WILLEY, BEVERLY CLAIRE born July 1, 1932 in Quincy, Massachusetts went to be with Jesus, March 13, 2002. Beverly is survived by her best friend and husband, William and three children, daughter, Lynne Baugh of Austin, Texas, son, John Cook of Allen, Texas, daughter, Anita Murray of Virginia Beach, Virginia, other survivors include 5 grandchildren, Elizabeth, David, Tracy, Amanda and Lindsey and great‑ grandson, Colton. She is also survived by her sister, Beverly Halls‑Beares of Pembroke Pines, Florida. She was a benefactor of Rotary International. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Humane Society. Cremation arrangements by Kaster‑Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home.

 

CAMPBELL, MADELYN RUTH HOOPER On March 13, 2002, Madelyn Ruth Hooper Campbell passed from this earth to a better place. Madelyn was born on January 25, 1918. She was the daughter of Kathleen Reed Walker and James Fullerton Hooper, III of Selma, Alabama. She grew up in Selma and then went to the University of Alabama where she was received a degree in Speech Pathology in 1940. During her university days, she was active in her sorority, Phi Mu, as well as the Thespian Society. Instead of proceeding on an acting or professional career, she moved to Texas with her husband, Luther Lee Campbell. Luther became a dentist, and they lived most of their married life of over 50 years in Portland, Texas. Madelyn raised four children, Leila Gary Cosby, Luther Lee Campbell, Jr., Douglas Ligon Campbell, and Kathleen Gary Campbell Walker. In addition, she helped run the dental office as well as the household. All of her children attended college. After her husband's death in February of 1997, she moved to El Paso in 1998. Leila became a teacher; Luther, an accountant; Doug, a sales representative and dock supervisor; and Kathleen, a lawyer. She often volunteered her time as a hospital aide. Madelyn was a true steel magnolia. She dealt with life's challenges directly and calmly with few accolades. She was a gracious lady and compassionate person. She always gave of herself to others, and was never one to utter harsh words or complain. To know her was to respect her intellect and internal strength. She was blessed with a sharp wit and a vast amount of knowledge and insight based on years of steady reading. She was a devoted student of the bible and a Presbyterian. Her life was a gift to all who knew her. In the end, she suffered from Alzheimer's. To see such an intellect eroded by this terrible affliction was heartbreaking, but she maintained till the end with dignity and grace as she did throughout her life. Her will to live was strongly evident in her final days. Her family and friends will all miss the light her life brought to them. All of her children survive her, as well as five grandchildren and three great‑grandchildren. The family respectfully requests that remembrances be given to the Hospice of VNA (Living Alone Program), P.O. Box 3628, El Paso, Texas 79923‑3628. The family wishes to thank the loving care provided to her in her final months by Hospice as well as Castelia and Alex Cooke of El Paso. She will be interred in Selma, Alabama at the Old Live Oak Cemetery.

 

FIEDLER, ROBERT S. a 26 year resident of Santa Teresa, NM passed away on February 3, 2002 at his home. He was born April 23, 1919 in Clarksburg, West Virginia to Emil C. Fiedler and Georgia L. Arthurs. He spent his early and part of adult years in Ohio and Michigan. He attended Michigan State and Central Michigan College. He worked in the oil field of his father's company, in Michigan before enlisting in the U.S. Navy. His tour of duty was on an Aircraft Carrier the Pacific Theater during WWII. After his discharged he had a partnership in the Mt. Pleasant Lumber Co. and he was part owner of an Automatic Screw Machine Co. that handled government contracts. After leaving Michigan he went to Florida where he became a wholesale lumber salesman. He was also owner of a Glass Sliding Door Company. He was a Licensed Real Estate person in Michigan and Florida. He met and married his wife Louise of 46 years who survives him, other survivors are his son, William L. Newcomer, daughter, Vikki J. Acosta, grandchildren Jonathon Ferguson, Kari Brady, Nicole Acosta, 3 great grandchildren, sons‑in‑law, Juan Acosta and John W. Panke. Preceded in death by his daughter, Jacqueline L. Panke. Memorial Service will be held March 18, 2002 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home, 5054 Doniphan Dr. with Reverend Kurt Borden of St. Mark Methodist Church, officiating. The family is requesting in lieu of flowers remembrance be sent to Mesilla Valley Hospice, 299 E. Montana, Las Cruces, NM 88005, who gave wonderful care to Mr. Fiedler during his illness and support to his family. HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 5054 DONIPHAN DR. 587‑0202

 

MELLINGTON, MERNA E. a long time resident of El Paso passed away on Wednesday, March 13th 2002 in Henderson, Nevada where she had moved to last April. After a long five year battle she has won her place in heaven where she will be met by he loved ones that have gone before her. She will be placed beside her loving husband, Albert R. Mellington at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. She is survived by a loving brother, LTC Harry R. Elliott (Ret.) and wife, Rita of Stella, N.C. and one sister, Winona Mc Causland and her husband, Robert of Amarillo, TX; her daughter, Jackie Ely and her husband, Richard of Chapparal, NM; her son, Bruce G. Vanderford and his wife, Judith of Henderson, NV; her daughter, Gaydean Anderson and her husband, Fred of El Paso, TX; her daughter, Edwyna (Wendy) Jones and her husband, Larry of Henderson, NV; her duaghter, Alberta R. Hiebert and her husband, Fred of Gulport, FL; her daughter Judy McCarver and her husband, Jerry of Andrews, TX; her daughter, Pat Wilson of Midland, TX; her daughter, Debbie Schwartz of Midland, TX; her daughter, Carrol Cline of El Paso, TX and their respective families. Merna had 28 grandchildren; 57 great grandchildren and 11 great great grandchildren and countless others that called her mom and grandma. Merna was also a founder and owner of Mem Tax Service in El Paso for over thirty years. All of her friends, family and clients are welcome to her visitation on Monday, March 18th, 2002 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Central. Her funeral service will be held at Martin

 Funeral Home 3839 Montana Avenue, Tuesday, March 19th, 2002 at 12:00 noon followed by graveside services at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. "She was deeply loved and she will be missed by all...."

 

MIJARES, REGINA ARGUELLAS 74, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2002 in a local hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband Ernest Mijares Sr. and her son Michael Mijares. Survived by her sons Ernest Mijares Jr. (wife Yvonne) and David Mijares, daughter Linda Mijares Gutierrez (husband John), grandson Ernest Mijares III and brothers and sisters. Mrs. Mijares will lie in state Monday, March 18, 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. Monday, March 18, 2002 at Martin Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, Fr. Richard Weiss officiating, Pallbearers will be Richard Arguellas, David Mijares, Richard Mijares, Albert Mijares III, Charlie Mijares, and John Gutierrez, Honorary Pallbearer Guadalupe Arguellas Jr. Burial at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery.

 

SILEX, HUMBERTO SR., 99, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2002. He was a veteran of WWI. Mr. Silex was a Labor Union Leader and Organizer for AFL‑CIO; he organized industrial, mining and smelting workers locally, nationally and internationally. Preceded in death by grandson Humberto Silex III and Daniel Silex. Survived by wife Maria De Jesus Silex, sons Humberto Silex Jr., and Hugo Silex Sr.; daughters Lupe Silex Villa, Olga (Fernando Jr.) Salazar, Victoria Silex‑Martinez (Ruben Paul) and Eleanor (Mickey) Duntley, granddaughters Miriam Barrow, Roslyn, Elizabeth, Kathy Silex, Nora Hayes, Delia Hernandez, Susan, Norma, Martha, Elsa and Stephanie Silex, grandsons Isaac (Yvonne) Villa, Fernie III, Jake Salazar; Ricky Aaron, Adam Duntley; Edgar Silex; Armando, Salvador and Hugo Silex Jr.; 17 great grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren, sisters Guillermina (Sebastian) Centeno and Emma Silex of San Francisco. Mr. Silex will lie in state Monday, March 18, 2002 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home. Rosary Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Monday, March 18, 2002 at Martin Chapel. Funeral Mass will be at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at Santo Nino De Atocha Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Humberto Silex Jr., Hugo Silex Sr., Fernando Salazar Jr., Mickey Duntley, Armando Silex, and Hugo Silex Jr., Honorary pallbearers Ruben Martinez, Kamilo Renteria and Isaac Villa. Burial at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Texas Commission for the blind 1314 Lomaland Dr., El Paso, Texas 79935.

 

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CARREON, MARIA TERESA SOLEDAD "Terry", 54, passed away peacefully in her home on March 16, 2001. Terry was surrounded by her family as flights of angels carried her away. Terry's vocation in life was being a nurse, but her life's mission was to teach us all about love, compassion, forgiveness and giving. Terry is survived by her husband, Luis E. Carreon, her daughters, Yvonne Hien‑Burkey, Valerie Garcia and Monique Carreon. She was much loved by her grandchildren, her legacy: Sebastian, Vincent, Zachary, Isaac and Roman. Her parents, Jose and Catalina Herrera, her brother Jorge C. Herrera, and her sisters: Emma Salcido, Rosa Maria Varela, Elisa Albaugh, Blanca Magana, Soledad Herrera‑Vasquez, Elizabeth Apodaca, Judith Gutierrez and Yvette Klingensmith. Her adopted sisters, Angela Brison, Leticia Hunter and Ana Guerrero. Numerous nieces, newphews, great‑nieces and great‑nephews, godchildren, son‑in‑laws, brothers‑in‑law, sisters‑in‑law, ;mother‑in‑law, and many special friends. Visitation will be held from 4 to 9 PM on Monday, March 18, 2002 at Sunset Funeral Home Northeast located at 4631 Hondo Pass. A Rosary will be said at 7:00 PM on Monday, March 18, 2002 at Sunset Funeral Home‑Northeast. The Mass of Resurretion will be held at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at 10:00 AM tentatively. Service entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home‑Northeast.

 

FRANCO, JESUS M. 45, passed away March 15, 2002. A retired Civil Service worker, a veteran, and a lifetime resident of Fort Hancock, Texas. He is survived by his wife; Maria Franco, 1 son Jesus M. Franco, Jr. 1 daughter, Patricia Whitney, daughter, Diana, preceeded him in death. 1 grandson, Ryan Franco. 2 sisters; Angie Lujan, and Elena Chavez, 5 brothers; Ruben, Juan, Eduardo, and Jose Guadalupe Franco. Rosary Service Monday March 18‑ at 7;00 P.M. in St. Teresa Catholic Church at Fort Hancock, the Funeral Mass will be at 10;00 A.M. Tuesday in St. Teresa. Interment in Fort Hancock Cemetery with military honors. Directed by Hampton Valley Mortuary. Fabens, Texas. 764‑2254.

 

GIBSON, JEAN BERRY 73, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2002. She was a lifelong resident of El Paso and was a retired bookkeeper from Gorman Engineering. She is survived by her daughters: Pam Golightly and her husband, Jim, Patti Cohen and her husband, Rick; 5 grandchildren, Ashley Jean Cohen, Eric Cohen, Marnie Cohen, Ellen Kelly and Bill Go lightly; 4 great grandchldren; sisters, Edith Saenger and Essie Fiscus and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Monday, March 18, 2002 from 4:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Martin Funeral Home‑West, Chaplain Rocky Guerrero officiating. Nephews to serve as pallbearers. Funeral Service will be Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at 1:00 P.M. at Martin Funeral Home‑West Chapel. Interment at Memory Gardens of the Valley, Santa Teresa, NM.

 

LOZANO, WILLIAM "WILLIE" 18, passed away Thursday March 14, 2002. He was a member of the Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife Norma Rodriguez, his sons William Lozano Jr., Jesse Rodriguez, and Angel Rodriguez. His mother Maria Elena Lozano, brother Paul A. Castillo, sisters Diana Cazares, Sofia Gonzales, and Sandy Castillo. Nephews David Cazares, Isaiah Cazares, Mark Castillo, and one niece Isabella Gonzales. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. Visitation will be held Monday March 18, 2002 from 4:00‑9:00 P.M., with a Rosary Service at 7:00 P.M., at Mt. Carmel Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday March 19, 2002 at 10:00 A.M., at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements are by Mt. Carmel Funeral Home.

 

PONCE, ERNEST "ERNIE" 88, passed away on Friday, March 15, 2002. He was a long time resident and civic leader of El Paso. Preceded in death by his only grandson, David Bryan Morris; Mr. Ponce is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary S. Ponce; son,l Wayne Ernest Ponce and wife Teresa; and daughter, Maureen Surratt and husband Bobby. Mr. Ponce is also survived by his sisters Connie Matthews and Ruth Gonzalez, both of California. A Scripture and Eulogy Service will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at 9:30 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home West‑Chapel. Burial will take place at Memory Gardens of the Valley Cemetery in Santa Teresa, New Mexico. Pallbearers are, Charlie Crowder, Jesse Whittenton, Arlin Maddox, Durwood Reynolds, Chester McLaughlin, Leonard Lidiak, Bob Skov, and Charlie Black. Honorary pallbearers are, Judge Robert Galvan, Col. (Ret.) Juan J. Provencio, Rudy Miles, Guillermo Avila, Alfredo Calderon, Salvador Vela, Tony Conde, Rene Diaz, Joe Veytia, and George Veytia. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of El Paso, 3901 N. Mesa, Suite 400, 79902.

 

RAMIREZ, MR. PEDRO S. 100, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, March 15, 2002, surrounded by his family. He was born June 29, 1901 in Leon Guanajuato, Mexico. He was a longtime resident of El Paso and retired from Rock Island Railroad after 18 years of service. Mr. Ramirez had also worked as a Cement Mason for 20 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Petra Ramirez and his daughters, Martina Ramirez and Guadalupe Ramirez. Mr. Ramirez is survived by his son, Trinidad Ramirez. Daughter, Antonia Cruz, Lydia Ramirez and Maria Santos Ramirez. 37 Grandchildren, 79 Great Grandchildren. 27 Great Great Grandchildren. Visitation will be Monday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home‑Carolina. Recitation of the Rosary will be Monday at 6 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel followed by a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Manuel Ramirez, Salvador Ramirez, Humberto Ramirez, Eddie Ramirez, Mario Cruz and Jesse Ramirez. Interment will be in Evergreen East Cemetery. Directed by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 Carolina Drive. 598‑3332.

 

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GOIN, OTIS U.S. Army Retired, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2002. He was a longtime resident of El Paso. He was a WWII Veteran and a lifetime member of the VFW. Preceded in death by his wife Edith J. Goin and youngest son Robert W. Goin. Survivors include his children Barbara Taylor of El Paso, Kathy Moore of Arkansas, Otis Goin, Jr. of NM and Sharon Davis of Ohio; 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He will lie in state Tuesday from 6‑8 p.m. at Harding‑Orr & McDaniel Funeral Home. Graveside services will be Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at Evergreen East Cemetery with Military Honors.

 

ROGERS, THOMAS PERRY 53, resident of El Paso since 1959, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at the age of 53. Mr. Rogers was a United States Army Veteran serving during Vietnam. He is survived by his brothers Lindel Rogers and his wife Cynthia, and James Rogers, sister Janis Chapell and her husband Steve, his nieces and nephews. Graveside Service will be held Wednesday, March 20, 2002, at 2:30 P.M. at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery.

 

MUNOZ, MR. PEDRO J., 64, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2002 in a local hospital. He was a longtime resident of El Paso and a member of the Catholic Church. 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 Cristo Rey Catholic Church. Interment will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Directed by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 CAROLINA 598‑3332.

 

ANGUIANO, LIBRADA OCHOA Loving wife. Devoted mother. Caring abuelita. Left this world at the age of 64 to join our Lord in Heaven on March 17, 2002. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Jose Angiano; 11 children and their respective families; 25 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Her memory will always be cherished by those of us who loved her‑‑parents, sisters, brothers, family and friends. We pray to the Almighty for the eternal peace of her soul. Amada esposa. Madre ejemplar. Abuelita carinosa. Partio de este mundo a la edad de 64 anos pare reunirse en los cielos con nuestro Senor Dios el 17 de Marzo 2002. Le sobreviven su esposo, 11 hijos y respectivas familias‑‑25 nietos y un biznieto. Su memoria siempre sera recordada por todos los que la queremos, sus padres, hermanos, hermanas, familiares y amigos. Rogamos al todo poderoso que la reciba en sus brazos y por el descanso eterno de su alma para desde ahi seguir recibiendo sus bendiciones. Visitation will be from 4‑9 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2002, at Sunset Funeral Home ‑ East, Chapel of Remembrance, with the Rosary recital at 7 p.m. The Mass of the Resurrection will be said at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 21, 2002 at Saint Ignatius Catholic Chruch, 408 S. Park. Interment will follow at Evergreen East Cemetery. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home ‑ East.

 

JURADO, MARIA O. 89, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2002 in El Paso. She was a lifelong resident of El Paso and was a member of the Catholic Church. Mrs. Jurado is survived by her son Tony Jurado. Daughters, Irene Lazcano, Mona Ryan and Lucy Jurado. 8 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren. Brother, Sebastian Jurado. Sister, Vicki Jurado. 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 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Old Mission. Pallbearers will be Tony Jurado, Hugo Lazcano, Jose, Nico, Rico, and Rosie De Los Santos. Interment will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 Carolina Dr. 598‑3332.

 

DAVILA, JOSE LUIS "LOUIE" 52, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2002 in a local hospital. He was a lifelong resident of El Paso and was a member of the Catholic Church. Mr. Davila was a detention officer of the El Paso County Sheriff's Dept. He attended the Federal Police Academy and the U.S. Customs Academy. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marines having served during the Vietnam Conflict. Mr. Davila is survived by his son, Jose Luis Davila Jr. Parents, Luis and Flora Davila. Brother, Miguel Davila Sr., Nephew, Miguel Davila, Jr. 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 Thrusday at 9 a.m. at Guardian Angel Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Miguel Davila Sr., Bobby Reveles, Jorge Luis Molinar, Sergio Apodaca, Jose Luis Davila Jr., and Alfredo Williams. Interment will be in Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 Carolina Dr. 598‑3332.

 

HERRERA, MR. CONCEPCION M. 65, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2002 in a local hospital. He was a longtime resident of El Paso. He was a retired machine operator with Levis Strauss Manufacturing. Mr. Herrera is survived by his wife, Josefina Herrera. Sons, Monico Herrera and wife Elida, Roman Herrera and wife Linda, Albert Herrera and Hector Herrera. Daughters, Lupe Gaytan and husband Manuel Jr., Cecilia Sanchez, Rita Herrera and husband Sands McKinley, Laura Juarez and husband Richard and Irene Jurado and husband Gustavo III. 12 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren. Sisters, Dominga Espinoza, Eva Chairez and Luz Elva Marin. Visitation was held Monday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home Carolina. Prayer Service was held Monday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Members of the family will serve as pallbearers. Interment will follow in Evergreen East Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERA HOME. 1060 Carolina Dr. 598‑3332.

 

CRAM, JOHN FRANKLIN 83, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2002 in a local hospital. He was a longtime resident of El Paso and retired from Raytheon Co. in 1982 with 29 years of service. Mr. Cram was preceded in death by his daughter Jane Cram Oatman. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary W. Cram. Sons, John H. Cram and Franklin W. Cram. Daughter, bonnie Cram Criner. Grandchildren, Melissa McDermott, Andy Oatman, Richard Oatman, Kelli Kukuk, Kevin Cram, Kyle Criner, Amber Criner, Travis Cram, Brett Cram, Trey Cram and Mary Holly Cram. 12 Great Grandchildren. Brother, Paul Cram. Memorial Service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home ‑ Carolina. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 CAROLINA DR 598‑3332.

 

STRACHAN, MEDIANO MAGDALENA M. 88, passed away in Dallas, Texas on March 16, 2002. She belonged to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She worked at Farah Manufacturing Company for many years as a seamstress then in later years devoted her life to her family. She is preceded in death by her husband Carlos H. Mediano and son Gilbert Mata. Survivors include son Armando Mata Martell, Saul L. Martell, and Johnny L. Martell and many grandchildren and great grandchildren, sister Guadalupe Minas, brother Reyes Mata. Visitation will be held Wednesday fron 5‑9 p.m. at Harding Orr & McDaniel. Funeral Services will be held at Church of Jesus Christ of latter Day Saints Douglas Chapel on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

 

DALTON, JACK was called to be with our Lord March 16, 2002. he was born in Corinth, MS. March 6, 1929, graduated from Clint High School, served in the Korean War and was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. Jack was employed by El Paso Electric for 22 years and has been a cotton farmer in the lower valley for the last 27 years. He was a member of Clint United Methodist Church. Jack is survived by his wif, Mary; one daughter Jackie Bates of Hobbs, NM; four sons, Robert and Rodger Strachan of San Antonio, Richard and Randy Strachan of Clint; six grandchildren, Kindsey and Zachary Bates, Brandon, Morgan and Dalton Strachan and Travis Edwards; one brother, Gene Strachan of El Paso and a sister Marie Leslie of Canyon Lake, TX. Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 19, 2002 from 4:00 P.M. 8:00 P.M. at Martin Funeral Home East. Funeral Services will be conducted at Martin Funeral Home on George Dieter, March 20, 2002 at Twelve o'clock. Burial will be at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery with Military Honors. Pallbearers will be Robert, Richard, Randy and Rodger Strachan, Greg Bates and Jon Witte. Honorary pallbearers are Jody Fields, J.H. Strachan, Trini Villabos, and Robert Perez. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Clint Methodist Church, Clint, Texas. "Jack was a loving husband and father and will be missed by all...."

 

BELL, JAMES J., 77, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2002 after a short illness. Before moving to El Paso, TX in October, 1997, Mr. Bell lived his entire life in the Washington, D.C. area. Born November 30, 1924, he was a retired federal civil service accountant having worked at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. He is survived by his stepson, Craig R. Guest of El Paso, his step daughter, Robyn E. Guest, of Edgewood, NM, and his niece Patricia Bell Graf of Las Vegas, NV. Mr. Bell was precede in death by his loving wife, Harriett P. Bell. MR. Bell was a member of the Catholic Church. He was a veteran of World War II having served proudly in the Pacific as a Navy Motor Machinist Mate 3rd class. He was an active member of the Patrol Craft Sailors' Association. Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at Martin Funeral Home West. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 A.M. Wednesday, March 20, 2002 at St. Matthews Catholic Church, 400 W. Sunset with Fr. Richard Weiss officiating. Burial will follow at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery with military honors.

 

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PADDENBURG, JOHN A. He and his wife, the late Joan Bannon Paddenburg, lived in El Paso on Lockerbie Ave. for 40 years prior to moving to Indianapolis in Oct. 1999. He was on active duty with the U.S. Army for over 20 years, retiring as a Lt. Colonel, having served in Europ during WWII and in Korea with the 50th AAA Bn. from Ft. Bliss. His final military assignment was Billeting Officer of Ft. Bliss, continuing to serve there as a civilian for 15 years after his retirement. He was ordained a deacon in the Catholic Church in July, 1976 and served in that capacity at St. Raphael's Parish in El Paso for 23 years. Survived by son, John A. Paddenburg Jr. of Mountaintop, PA, duaghter Patricia J. Hale of Indianapolis, IN, five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

 

DAWSON, PATRICIA "PAT" 75, passed away Monday, March 18, 2002. She was a resident of El Paso since 1956 and a member of the Ladies of the Oriental Shrine of North America #46, Daughters of the Nile, Women's Club of El Paso and Cielo Vista Church. Mrs. Dawson is survived by her husband of 50 plus years, Gene Dawson of El Paso; sons, Dane Alan Dawson of Tulsa, Gene Dawson Jr., of Sioux Falls, SD; daughter, Leah Rae Hurst of Tulsa; grandsons, Justin and Aaron Orrick; sister, Jeanne Hancock of Montrose, CO and niece, Carol Van Landingham. Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2002 in the El Maida Shrine Temple with Ladies of the Oriental Shrine officiating. Cremation services entrusted to Kaster Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home. Memorial Contributions may be made to the El Maida Shrine Sustainers Fund.

 

Gonnerman, Raymond Mathis Tomlin son, brother, uncle, father and friend passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2002. He is survived by his mother Oralia (Lala) Gonnerman, his father, Charles John Gonnerman, his sisters Christina Michelle Tomlin Gonnerman, Cherish Joy Calero, and Tracy Love Jarvis, niece, Cyrena Celes Calero, nephew Raymond Calero III, and his children Justin and Daniel Meeks. Ray was a best friend to many and a world class soldier. Visitation for Ray will be held at the Sunset Funeral Home, 4631 Hondo Pass, Wednesday, March 20th at 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mass will be conducted Thursday, March 21st at Fort Bliss Chapel #2 at 10 a.m. followed by the burial at Fort Bliss National Cemetery at 11 a.m. We mourn the loss of such a wonderful, courageous person, so loved by many. He has touched us all more than we could ever know. We miss you Ray.

 

PHIFER, JESSIE C. 81, born in Florence, Alabama April 06, 1920 passed away Monday, March 18, 2002 in El Paso, Texas where she resided for the last 45 years. Preceded in death on March 06, 1999 by her husband Forrest Phifer Jr. She is survived by 5 children, William Phifer, Ft. Worth, TX; Ronnie Phifer, El Cajon, CA; Annette Still, Ft. Worth, TX; Herman Phifer, El Paso and Sue Phifer Sameul, El Paso, TX. 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Graveside services pending with Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Ft. Worth, TX.

 

PROSKE, WINIFRED C. "WINNIE", 95, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2002. She was a 40 year resident of El Paso, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred C. Proske. Her survivors include her daughter, Nanette Pollock and her husband Joseph, son, Gerald Proske and wife Patricia of Kansas City, Mo., Sisters, Thelma Caffrey and Virginia Brown of Sullivan, MO. Grandchildren, Joseph Pollock and wife Debra of San Antonio, TX, Jeffrey Pollock and wife Evelyn of El Paso, David Pollock of Chicago, IL, Karen Clark and husband Hayden of Malibu, CA, Douglas Pollock of El Paso, TX, Gregory Proske and wife Lisa of Lee Summit, MO and Jeff Proske of Los Angeles, CA. Also 4 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be on Wednesday, March 20, 2002 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home NE. Located at 4631 Hondo Pass. Mass will be on Thursday, March 21, 2002 at 2 p.m. at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Her six grandsons will be her pallbearers.

 

TYLER, CLAUDE L. of Charlotte died Sunday, March 17, 2002 at Presbyterian Hospital after a brief illness. A native of Charleston, SC, Claude was born June 20, 1918 to the late William L. Tyler and Virginia Ruby Magwood. Mr. Tyler was a graduate of Porter Military Academy at Charleston SC, attended the University of SC at Columbia SC, the US naval School (General Line), Newport Rhode Island in Nautical Astronomy, Advanced Navigation, and Meteorology, US Naval War College, Newport Rhode Island, unlimited license as Master Mariner by United States Coast Guard, Graduate of Sograth Super Tanker Advanced Ship Handling Institute, Grenoble, France, Hawthorne Flying School, Columbia, SC, receiving his commercial pilot's license by the Civil Aeronautical Administration in 1949. He retired from the US Navy after 35 years of continuous active duty at the rank of Captain. He had many important and demanding assignments world wide, both afloat and ashore, including Presidential Commission to Ethiopia, service with he British Royal Navy before and during World War II. Politico‑Military development of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization for 14 years and Chief of Naval Mission to Iran for 2 and 1/2 years. He was the Commanding Officer of the USS Willard Keith during her participation in the Cuban Quarantine Operation, Commanding Officer of the Guided Missile Cruiser, USS Sterett, home ported in Yokosuka, Japan, combat zone operations as area air defense, Strike Support Ship, Gulf of Tonkin and Sea of Japan, and also Commanding Officer of the fleet ammunition ship, USS Mount Baker, supporting Vietnam operations. He was awarded many citations and medals including the Legion of Merit and Bronze Star. Post Navy retirement employment included development of Far East Liquefied Natural Gas Program in the South China Sea, Indonesia, Singapore and Japan with Energy Transportation Corporation/Burmah Gas Transportation Ltd. and also a consultant to Exxon Production Research Company. He was President of Chaparral Equity Corporation, of El Paso, Texas, President of Charlotte Kiwanis Club and was Region Commander of the Military Order of World Wars for the states of Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee and North Carolina. Mr. Tyler is survived by his wife Doris Bowers Bryant Tyler, a sister Ester Tyler Kinney Mayberry of Charleston, SC and a nephew, Ronald Kinney of Columbia, SC. He was predeceased in death by a niece, Claudia Tyler Bryant of Charleston, SC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Charlotte, 1420 E. 7th St., Charlotte, NC 28204 or to a charity of one's choice. Services will be held at Harry and Bryant "Chapel in the Oaks", 500 Providence Rd., Charlotte, NC, on Friday March 22, at 2:00 p.m., with the reverend Phillip Bryant, Reverend Patrick Lee Gray, and Kerry McKenna officiating. The family will receive friends at Harry and Bryant following the service. A private interment will follow at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. Harry and Bryant Company is serving the family of Mr. Tyler.

 

TURLEY, GENA MOZELLE passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at the age of 82. Mrs. Turley was born and raised in Gorman, Texas, and lived in El Paso for most of her life where she was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church. Preceded in death by her husband Joseph Turley and her brother Loy Bennett. Survived by her son Gary Lucke, daughters Diane Mueller and Lisa Turley, brother Kenneth Bennett, 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of VNA Circle of Hope.

 

LUCIA, JOHN B. 82, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2002. Longtime resident of El Paso, Texas. Preceded in death by wife Opal Lucia, daughter Carolyn Ann Dewess. Survived by son Victor Timothy Lucia, grandchild Jordan Lucia of Bellview, WA., brothers Charles Lucia and Anthony Lucia of Houston, TX., sister Teresa Lucia. Mr. Lucia will lie in state Thursday, March 21, 2002 from 6:00p.m. until 8:00p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Central. Rosary Service will be held at 6:00p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2002 at Martin Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held at 12:30p.m. Friday, March 22, 2002 at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, Fr. John Rini officiating. Burial at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery with Military Honors.

 

FERNANDEZ, JULIA 80, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2002. Longtime El Paso resident and member of the Catholic Church. Prior to her retirement Mrs. Fernandez was the supervisor of the Payroll Department for the Western Division of the Safeway stores. She was a member of The Ladies Auxillary of the El Paso Pharmaceutical Association. She was preceded in death by husband Martin E. Fernandez and by her sister Mary S. Wakefield. She is survived by daughter Rebecca and husband Robert J. Rivas, grandchildren Julia Louise, Laura Elena, Victoria Lynn, Jennifer Jeannine Rivas, brothers Earnest A. Seanez and Ruben Schaeffer and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Mrs. Fernandez will lie in state Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Montana. Rosary Service 7:00 p.m. Friday at Martin Chapel. Funeral Mass 12:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Rene, Martin and Thomas Seanez, Ruben G., Michael and Brandon Schaeffer. Honorary Pallbearers Kenneth Wakefield, Ray and Frank Salazar, Ernie Pompa and Dr. Jorge Magana. Burial at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

 

LOZANO, JOSEFINA "CHINA" 95, went to be with our lord on Thursday, March 14, 2002. She was a longtime resident of El Paso and was a member of FT. Bliss Catholic Church. She was a retired saleslady with. W.T. Grant co. she is survived by her brother, Gonzalo Lonzano, Sr. and sister Rosalia Luevano. Nieces, Golria and her husband, Salvado Diaz and Leonor and her husband, Carlos Rodriguez and nephew, Henry and his wife, Lucia Hernandez and many other beloved nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Visitation will be Thursday, March 21, 2002 from 4:00pm until 9:00 p.m. with the rosary in Spanish at 6:00pm, Mrs. Socorro Moreno officiating and in English at 7:00 pm FR. Richard Lopez officiating at Martin Funeral Home Central Chapel. Funeral mass will be Friday, March 22, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at All Saints Catholic Church, Fr. Pablo Mata officiating. Pallbearers, Gonzalo Lozano, Jr, Les Prescott, Heriberto Ruiz, Jack Pierce II, Richard Ponce, Steve Rodriguez, Carlos H. Rodriguez, Jr. and Vern KilburN. Honorary pallbearers, Gonzalo Lozano, Sr., Martin Luna, Salvador Diaz, Jr., Carlos Rodriguez Sr., Salavador Diaz III, Joe Rodriguez, Ernest D. Saiz, Rodolfo Resendez, Sr., Rodolfo Resendez, Jr., Raul Solis, Jr. and Albert Hernandez. Interment at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to hospice of El Paso 3901 N. Mesa El Paso, TX. 79902 or the Alzheimers Association of El Paso 4400 N. Mesa Ste #9 El Paso, TX. 79902 in "China's" memory.

 

MARTINEZ, LUIS 64, passed away Sunday, March 17th, 2002. Originally from Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico, he was an El Paso resident for over 35 years. He retired from American Minerals Inc. after working for 29 years. A Roman Catholic, Mr. Martinez was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church parish. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Mrs. Cecilia B. Martinez; his son, Miguel J Martinez; his daughters, Maria Guadalupe Martinez, Patricia Granison, Norma Ledesma, Sandra Estrada, Alma Winston and Rocio Martinez; Nine grandsons and five granddaughters. Visitation and Rosary will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2002 starting at 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at San Jose Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be held Friday, March 22, 2002 at 10:00 AM in Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Burial will follow after Mass in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Miguel Martinez, Alma Winston, Rocio Martinez, Adrian Belmontes, Jack Granison and Daniel Martinez. Arrangements under direction of San Jose Funeral Home, 601 S. Viriginia St., El Paso, TX 79901 915‑532‑1856

 

KENNEDY, MARGARET YOUNG 86, passed away Monday, March 18, 2002. Born January 6, 1916 in Marfa, Texas. She was a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Horizon City and the Emerald Springs Women=s Golf Association. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Filimena Young and husband, Franklin H. Kennedy. She is survived by son, Frank Kennedy (Carolyn), daughter, Marleen Brown (George Robert), daughter, Pat Clark, all of El Paso; sister, Agnes Strelch of South Dakota; 7 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 4‑9 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2002 at Sunset Funeral Home B East, Chapel of Peace, with the Rosary recital at 7p.m. The Mass of the Resurrection will be said at 12:30 PM Friday, March 22, 2002 at Church of the Holy Spirit , 1608 McMahon, Horizon City. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park. In lleu of flowers, donations may be made to the Church of the Holy Spirit,

Building Fund, 1608 McMahon, Horizon City, Texas 79928. Services

 

AGUIRRE, MRS. GUADALUPE 90, Madre ejemplar y Abuelita carinosa, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2002 in El Paso. She was a longtime resident of El Paso and was preceded in death by her husband, Miguel Angel Aguirre. Sons, Manuel Aguirre and Armando Aguirre. Mrs. Aguirre is survived by her sons, Jose Luis Aguirre, Miguel Aguirre and wife Lucy, Raul Aguirre. Daughters, Angelina Mendez and husband Albert Mendez Jr., Carmen Aguirre, and Magdalena Maese, Sister, Soledad Jaime. Daughters‑in‑law, Alicia Aguirre and Joann Aguirre. 18 Grandchildren. 19 Great Grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Thursday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home‑Carolina. Prayer Service will be Thursday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral Service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Pallbearers will be Albert Mendez III, Mariano Maese, Rene Reyna, Ruben Aguirre, Joe Aguirre, Armando Aguirre Jr. and Robert Aguirre. Honorary Pallbearers will be Markus Aguirre, Jerry Aguirre, Jorge Aguirre and David Aguirre. Interment will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Directed by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME 1060 Carolina Drive, 598‑3332

 

CASTANON, JUANITA 74, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2002 in a local hospital. Lifelong resident of El Paso. She retired as nurse after 34 years of service with WBAMC; was also employed with Hotel Dieu for 5 years and Providence Memorial Hospital. Survived by daughter Lydia M. Castanon; nieces & nephews Jose F. Aguirre, Yolanda De Herrera, Jose Castanon, Juan Castanon, Mario Castanon, Elizabeth Garcia, Yvonne Garne, Cynthia A. Hernandez, Guadalupe Ontiveros, Leticia Palmares, Isela Castanon‑Williams, Claudio Zamora, Jr., and Rodrigo Aamora. Mrs. Castanon will lie in state Wednesday, March 20, 2002 from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home. Rosary sevice will be held at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2002 at Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral mass will be held at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, March 21, 2002 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Rodrigo Zamora, Claudio Zamora, Jr., Mario Castanon, Antonio Williams, Nicholas Ontiveros and Jose Antonia Castanon. Honaorary Pallbearers will be John Martinez, Jose F. Aguirre and Benjamin Williams. Burial at Evergreen East Cemetery. Directed by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 Carolina Drive 598‑3332

 

HURST, CHARLES FRANKLIN born September 1, 1917, passed away Tuesday, march 19,2002. A veteran of World War II, Charles retired form the US Postal Service in 1981. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty years, E. Louis Powe. Charles was a loyal and dedicated member of the Masonic Loge and the Scottish Rite. He is survived by his daughter and son‑in‑law, George and Karen Sherwood‑Willett, daughter and son‑in‑law, Leroy and Lucy Ann Bates; five grandchildren, Charles Floyd Sherwood, Paul Dannelley, Shelley (Bruce) Sherwood‑Sorenson, LuAnn (Randy) Baker, Loretta (Jeffrey) Casart; five great‑grandchildren,Justin Sherwood, Sydney and Quincy Sorenson, Sarah Baker, and Spenser Casart; one sister, Lucybeth Janes and nephews Daryl and Tim Janes; sisters and brothers‑in‑law, Lucy Powe, Mayme Duncan, Bob and Nancy Powe, Ruth and Gordon Mooney, Myrtle Powe, many nieces, nephews, and dear friends. Pallbearers and Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the family. Visitation will be Thursday, March 21, 2002, from 4:00 p.m. ‑ 9:00 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home at 480 N. Resler. Graveside services will be at Fort Bliss National Cemetery on Friday, March 22, 2002, at 9:00 a.m. In liew of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Masonic and Scottish rite charities. Services entrusted to sunset funeral home west.

 

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CARR, CLAUDIA DOWDEN 82, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2002. She was the Former PostMistress at Gage, New Mexico and she attended Chaparral Church of Christ. She was a caring loving person who loved the Lord. Mrs. Carr is preceded in death by husband Sylvester "Red" Carr who retired from the El Paso Natural Gas Company. She is survived by her sons: Richard E. and Russell Carr, daughter Lynette Kiser (Charlie), 4 grandchildren: Gary (Kaye), Brien (Christina) Kiser, Sandi Hornibrook and Julie Zamora (Daniel), 8 great grandchildren, brother Herbert Dowden (Marie), sisters: Pat Fischer, Marion Curtis and Jane Brown, sister‑in‑laws: Carol Ann Avey (Wayne) and Peggy Clements, brother‑in‑law Dale Carr and a host of nieces and nephews and friends. Mrs. Carr will lie in state on Thursday, March 21, 2002 at Restlawn Funeral Home from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Graveside service will be on Friday, March 22, 2002 at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery at 2:00 p.m.

 

BEATTIE, BYRNECE 85, passed away Feb. 2, 2002 in MO. Preceded in death by husband Roy C. Beattie. Member St. Paul Methodist Church on Edgemere in El Paso. Memorial service 1:30 p.m. Sat., March 23 at Rest Lawn Memorial Park in El Paso.

 

MUNOZ, GRACE 45, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2002. She was a life long resident of El Paso and a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School. Grace was preceded in death by her father, Hector Munoz and her mother, Dolores Herrera Munoz. Survived by daughters, Dolores Munoz and Emily Rodriguez, sister Sylvia Munoz and brothers Raul Munoz and David Munoz. Grace is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Grace will always be remembered as a loving mother, sister and friend with a warm heart and a beautiful smile. Graveside service will be Friday, March 22 at 10 am at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements by La Paz Funeral Home.

 

HILL, JOHN ASHLEY, 82, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2002, in a local hospital. He was a longtime resident of El Paso and was a member of the Catholic Church. Mr. Hill was a retired manager for the toy department for K‑Mart Stores. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II, Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He is survived by his wife Mary Hill. Sons, Fred Hill, Michael Hill, and Maurice Hill. 3 Grandchildren, sisters Josefine, Donna and Julie. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 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 9:45 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Members of the family will serve as pallbearers. Interment will be in Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598‑3332

 

Ybarra, Maria Estela 62, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2002. She was a lifelong resident of El Paso, Texas. Mrs. Ybarra is survived by her husband of 44 years, Jose Luis Ybarra, her sons, Jose Luis Ybarra Jr., Rafael Ybarra, Jorge Ybarra and Jesus Antonio Ybarra. Daughters, Christina Gonzalez, Norma Del Campo, Celia Ybarra and Rebecca Orona and eight grandchildren. Visitation will be on Thursday, March 21, 2002 from 4 pm until 9 pm at Sunset Funeral Home‑Northeast, located at 4631 Hondo Pass. Rosary will be at 7 pm Thursday, March 21, 2002 also at the funeral home chapel. Funeral Mass will be at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, March 22, 2002. Father Michael Rodriguez will officiate. Burial will follow at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery.

 

MURRAY, MARIE CAROLL 80, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2002. She was a longtime resident of El Paso, Texas. She served in the Womens Army Corp during WWII. Among her decorations and citations were, WWII Victory Medal, American Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, WAAC Service Ribbon, European‑African Middle Eastern Service Medal with 1 Bronze Service Medal. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Murray. Mrs. Murray's survivors include her children, Michael Murray of Las Vegas, NV., Patrick Murray of Austin, TX., and Mary K. Aguirre of Las Cruces, N.M.. also 4 grandchildren. A rosary will be on Thursday, March 21, 2002 at 6:30 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home‑N.E. located at 4631 Hondo Pass. Funeral mass will be at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2002. Father Luis Acevedo will officiate. Interment will follow at Fort Bliss National Cemetery with military honors.

 

MENDOZA, THELMA AND ALEXIS There is less love in the world now. God called for his angels Thelma and Alexis. Every one will miss you. You touched every one of us in a very special way. So now we must follow your footsteps, so we can sit at the table with you and God. Love you always. THELMA ROSARIO MENDOZA, 30, and ALEXIS MENDOZA, 7, passed away Monday March 18, 2002. They are survived by husband and father Alejandro Mendoza, and Alexis' grandfather Francisco Mendoza. Other survivors include Thelma's brothers and sister and Alexis' aunt and uncles Monica Hernandez, Ricardo Hernandez, Rodolfo Hernandez, Roberto Hernandez, Leopoldo Hernandez, Emiliano Garcia, and Alexis' uncles and aunts Veronica Mendoza, Adriana Mendoza, Gabriel Mendoza, Eduardo Mendoza. Visitation will be held Thursday March 21, 2002 from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm with a prayer service at 7:00 pm at Mt. Carmel Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral mass will be held Friday March 22, 2002 at 2:00 pm at St. Raphael Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements are by Mt. Carmel Funeral Home.

 

RUNCE, FRED R. Ret MSgt joined his wife Rosemary and his Lord on 19 March 2002. He was a man of honor, deeply loved and admired by family and friends. An avid history buff, he was active in the El Paso Historical Society and The El Paso Corral of the Westerners, where he held various offices. Fred served in the United States Air Force beginning in 1939. Present at the attack on Pearl Harbor, he was an active member of The Pearl Harbor Survivors, serving as president for two terms. He was injured in the Korean Crisis and has been wheelchair bound since 1979 symbolizing the price of freedom. He is survived by his daughters and their spouses; Robin Burnette, Cindy and Frank Hammond, Richelle and William Seat, Terrie and Alex Todd, and Jo Runce and Bill Holik. He was blessed with 11 grandchildren; Fred Moses, Tim Burnette, Sherri Hammond, Tonia Crowely, Chris Seat, Tony Seat, Dustin Hammond, Nick Heincy, Jonquil Goode, Kimberlee Heincy, and Zak Goode. Great grandchildren are Kahlea Hammond and Byron Burnette. He was lovingly cared for by Elodia, Lupe, and Geno who graciously made his last days peaceful in the warmth of his home where he resided for the last 23 years. His daughter, Terrie and her husband, Alex shared his home the last 4 years hosting many wonderful parties which brightened his life. He will be fondly remembered as the "The Most Handsome Guy at the Party". Recitation of the Rosary will be Thursday, March 21 at 7 pm at Martin Funeral Home East. Graveside service will be Friday, March 22 at 1:30 pm at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. The family requests in lieu of flowers contributions are made to your favorite Veterans Organization.

 

Hernandez, Andrea "Ma Ana", 48, passed away Monday March 18, 2002. She was a longtime resident of El Paso and a member of the Catholic Church. Mrs. Hernandez is survived by her husband Emiliano Garcia, sons Emiliano Garcia Jr., Rodolfo Hernandez, Ricardo Hernandez, Roberto Hernandez, Leopoldo Hernandez, and daughter Monica Hernandez. Other survivors include seven grandchildren, brothers Juan Carlos Arzaga, and Eduardo Arzaga. Visitation will be held Thursday March 21, 2002 from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm with a prayer service at 7:00 pm at Mt Carmel Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held Friday March 22, 2002 at 2:00 pm at St. Raphael Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mt Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements by Mt. Carmel Funeral Home.

 

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RYERSON, MARJORIE C. (MEG) 79, died of cancer on Wednesday. A long‑time resident of El Paso. She is survived by her husband, William M. Ryerson, son Roger of El Paso, daughter Donna Detzel and grandson Andrew Detzel of Carlsbad, CA, granddaughter Jenni Detzel of Boulder Co, and brother Don Blakeslee of Rawlins WY. Friends are invited to a Celebration of Life in her memory at 2:30 P.M. on Saturday, April 6, at the Unitarian Universalist Community, 4425 Byron Street. Memorial contributions may be made to the El Paso Chapter of MADD, to which the deceased gave 15 years of volunteer service as speakers bureau chairman and two years as chapter president.

 

Enriquez, Eduardo 84, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2002. Born May 28, 1917 in Chihuahua, Mexico, Mr. Enriquez was an insurance agent and a member of the Southwest Area Square and Round Dancers Association. He is survived by wife, Julie M. Enriquez; daughters, Leigh Sparkman, Andrea Garduno, Cecilia Cardenas and Monica Gomez; grandchildren Lynn Tucker and husband Chris, Rod Stogner and wife Danielle, Mischelle Amador and husband J.P., Gabby Evans and husband Chris, Italia Garduno, Rebecca and Tomas Cardenas, Lorena Gomez, Jose "Pep" Gomez; 4 great grandchildren; brother, Manuel Enriquez and sisters, Beatrice Fontes and Emma Iberri. Visitation will be from 9‑10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2002 at Sunset Funeral Home ‑ East, Chapel of Peace with a Funeral Service to be said at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of El Paso. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home ‑ East.

 

MORENO, DIEGA 89, Madre ejemplar y Abuelita carinosa, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2002. Originally from Mexico she was an El Paso resident for over 70 years and is preceded in death by her daughter Irene Moreno and son Francisco "Nick" Moreno. Diega is survived by her sons Miguel Angel Moreno, Pedro Moreno, Jesus Moreno and his wife Esperanza, Ruben Moreno, Alfredo Moreno and his wife Juana, and David Moreno. Daughters Guadalupe Contreras and husband Jesus, and Gloria Cuevas. Diega is also survived by 29 grandchildren and 54 great grandchildren who all loved her very much. Diega had many beloved friends who will miss her dearly. Visitation will be from 4‑9 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2002 at Sunset Funeral Home ‑ East, Chapel of Remembrance, with the Rosary recital at 7 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection will be said at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2002 at Sunset Funeral Home ‑ East. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery. Family members will serve as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers. We greatly mourn the loss of such a wonderful

 person who has touched us all more than we can ever know. "You could never give us love in any better way, cause the love you gave us was the best each day." We will think of you dearly and daily. May God bless you and Thank you for touching our lives. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home ‑ East.

 

Jaurrieta, Ignacio 53, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2002 in El Paso. He was a longtime resident of El Paso and was a member of the Catholic Church. Mr. Jaurrieta is survived by his wife, Santa Cecilia Lopez. Son, Carlos Lopez. Daughters, Karla and Claudia Jaurrieta. Brothers, Agustin, Julio, Jesus and Jose Jaurrieta. Sisters, Andrea and Cristina Jaurrieta. Memorial Service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Chapel. Arrangements byHILLCREST FUNERAL HOME ‑ CAROLINA. 1060 Carolina Dr. 598‑3332

 

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Munoz, Emma Vitela 88, passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2002. Emma was a resident of El Paso since 1923. She was the owner of Emma's Groceries and later a mentor for the elderly. Surviving her is son, Hector Munoz and wife Gloria; grandchildren, Martha, Diana, Andrew, Hector, George, Tony, Lori, Nora, Chris, Eugene, Joel and Maria; great grandchildren, Michael, Eric, Natalie, Nicole, Andrew, Mark and Italia. She is preceded in death by daughter, Christina Gaytan. Visitation will be from 4‑9 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2002 at Sunset Funeral Home ‑ East, Chapel of Remembrance with the Rosary recital at 7 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection will be said at 9 a.m. Monday, March 25, 2002 at San Elizario Church. 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.

 

WEAVER, TROY HOLROYD JR., loving husband and father, 69, passed away Monday, March 18, 2002. Longtime resident of El Paso, Texas. Mr. Weaver was a Korean War Veteran and received the following medals: Korean Service Medal with 5 Bronze Service Stars, Korean Presidential Unit Citation and a Bronze Star Medal. Mr. Weaver retired from the El Paso Electric Company after 40 years of service. Preceded in death by his wife Catalina R. Weaver and his son Victor R. Garcia. Survived by sons, Jose Luis Garcia, James M. and wife Evelyn Weaver, David C. and wife Leticia Weaver, and Troy H. III and wife Debbie Weaver, daughters Juana C. Weaver‑Torres and Rosemary Weaver and husband Fernando Medina, 15 grandchildren. Mr. Weaver will lie in state Sunday, March 24, 2002 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home‑Central. Rosary service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2002 at Martin Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held at 12:00 p.m. Monday, March 25, 2002 at St. Patrick Cathedral Catholic Church. Burial at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery with Military Honors. Mr. Weaver will be greatly missed by his family and those who knew and loved him.

 

Carlson, Elizabeth Wettermark 87, died Wednesday, March 20, 2002. A lifelong resident of El Paso, Texas, Betty is survived by her loving husband, Edward E. Carlson; son, David E. Carlson, of Houston, TX; daughter, Sylvia Evans of El Paso, TX; granddaughter, Michelle Evans of Dallas, TX; grandson, Jon Michael Evans and wife, Genna Evans, of Houston, TX: several nieces and nephews including Frank Wesster of Peoria, AZ; and many grandnieces and nephews. Mrs. Carlson will lie in state Sunday, March 24, 2002, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home‑Central. Graveside Service will be held at 9:00 a.m. Monday, March 25, 2002, at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

 

CAMET, BARBARA M. beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2002 at age 62. She was born on January 16, 1940 in New Orleans, LA and moved to El Paso in 1969, where she lived until her death. She is survived by her husband, Edmund J. Camet, her nine children and seven in‑laws ‑ Sara (Jerry) Figueroa, Ken (Kathy) Camet, Susan (Kevin) Klein, Laura (Tom) Lis, Barbara (Pat) Schroeck, Matthew (Sherry) Camet, Michael (Jenny) Camet, Valerie Camet and Jared Camet. She enjoyed gardening, travelling and visiting with her 21 grandchildren. She will be greatly missed. Visitation will be held Sunday, March 24th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Kaster‑Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home Dyer Chapel where Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be 1 p.m. Monday, March 25th at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church with MSGR Francis J. Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Bliss National Cemetery.

 

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GLOER, ALTON HENRY SR. SFC, passed away March 20, 2002. He was born January 31, 1914 in Atlanta (Fulton), Georgia. Alton is survived by his wife of 47 years, Elizabeth (Krautmann) Gloer (of Ulm Donau, Germany), and their three sons, Alton Henry Gloer III, (of Norwich, CT.), Albert Walter Gloer, ALCM, ARM, (of Dallas, TX.), William Antonio Gloer, CFP, (of San Diego, CA) and his daughter‑in‑law Karen Gloer, wife of Alton Gloer III. Alton was an Honorably Discharged and decorated 20‑year retired World War II, and Korean Campaign Veteran, receiving the Bronze Star for gallantry and heroism under fire, and two Purple Hearts. He was additionally retired from the United States Civil Service, having worked at White Sands Missile Range and what was the El Paso National Bank. Alton was a loyal and dedicated life‑member of Fraternity Lodge #1111 AF & AM, The Scottish Rite Bodies of El Paso, Texas, Past Patron of the Wallace Houston Chapter #57 and OES. Alton was also Past Potentate of El Maida Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. As husband, father and friend, Alton touched everyone in a special way and was devoted and dedicated to his family. He had an honest, caring smile, and a kindhearted southern nature. He will be missed, and fondly remembered. Visitation will be at the Kaster‑Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home on Sunday March 24, 2002 between one and 4 p.m. A graveside service will be at the Fort Bliss National Cemetery with full military and Masonic honors at 3:00 pm on March 25, 2002.

 

Souply, Eleanor F. 83, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2002. Longtime El Paso resident and military wife. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Ret. Lt. Col. Ray A. Souply, daughter, Patricia Hiett, 3 grandsons, Matthew and his wife, Alice (Simard) Hiett, Scott Hiett, Brett and his wife, Karen (Wolf) Hiett, 2 great grandsons, Joshua and Ian Hiett. Visitation will be held Monday, March 25th from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Kaster‑Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home on 8817 Dyer. Graveside Service will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2002 at Fort Bliss National Cemetery.

 

CASTRO, ELVIRA C. 91, passed away March 19, 2002. She was a lifelong resident from El Paso and was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and former member of Los Lanceros Club. She is preceded in death by her husband Gaspar. She is survived by her daughter Irma Hunnicutt of Seattle, WA, son Benjamin Castro of El Paso, TX, sister Catalina Nolan of El Paso, TX, brothers Mateo Pascale of Fresno, CA and Galileo (Johnny) Pascale of El Paso TX, seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Visitation will be Monday, March 25 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. in Mt. Franklin Funeral Home. Mass of Resurrection will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with interment to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

 

HAMILTON, MARK RICHARD 41, of Albuquerque, formerly of El Paso, passed away recently. He was born on April 25, 1960 in Frankfurt, Germany. He is survived by his children, Kenneth Hamilton, Ian Hamilton, Kristen Hamilton and their mother, Sonja Hamilton and his parents, Dick and Marty Hamilton, all of El Paso; his brother and wife, Bruce and Marilyn Hamilton of Albuquerque; his sisters and husbands, Brenda and Ken Morrow of El Paso, Martha and Bob Vera of Waldorf MD, Christine and Steve Mahnich of Springfield, IL; and his nephews, Kenneth M. Morrow, Michael Hamilton, Gabriel Vera, and Alex Mahnich. He was preceded in death by his nephew Nathan Vera. A memorial service will be held at Bethany Christian Church, 10453 Springwood Drive in El Paso on Monday, March 25, 2002 at 11:30 AM, Dr. James M. Smith officiating. The family respectfully requests that remembrances be given to Turquoise Lodge (rehab center), 6000 Isleta, Albuquerque, NM 87105, ATTN: Anne Marie Raftshol. Arrangements Vista Verde Cemetery, Rio Rancho, NM.

 

LIEBERMAN, WILLIAM ("BILL") A. resident of Tucson, AZ passed away March 21, 2002. He was born on Oct. 28, 1918 in Manhattan, New York, NY. He began life long service to his country in 1942, working in the Photographic Lab at Signal Research Lab in Ft. Monmouth, NJ, before joining the US Army Air Corps (which later became the Air Force) in Jan. 1943 and serving with the 330th Bomb Group in the Pacific during WWII. Afterwards, Bill was the Chief of Staff of the Pictorial Division at White Sands Missile Range for more than 25 years. Bill also dedicated himself to the Jewish War Veterans, serving as National Commander, Regional Commander and local commander for the El Paso post. Bill married June M. Traub in 1943, who preceded him in death in 1987 after 44 years of marriage. They lived in Belmar, New Jersey before moving to Las Cruces, New Mexico in 1953. In 1961, they moved their family to El Paso, Texas. Bill married Ruth Isakoff, of Tucson, Arizona in 1988. Bill and Ruth have lived both in El Paso and Tucson over the past 14 years. Beloved father of three daughters, Jill Lieberman and husband Stephan Schmitz, of El Paso, Texas, Debbie and husband Ronald Marcus, of El Paso, Texas and Karen and husband Dennis Gault of Austin, Texas, and beloved step‑father of Rose Anderson of Asheville, North Carolina. Beloved grandchildren are Jessica Anderson of Asheville, North Carolina, Jason and Andrew Marcus, of El Paso, Texas, and Joshua Gault of Austin, Texas. Beloved sister is Dorothy, and husband Mannie Blumkin, of Las Cruces, New Mexico. The family wishes to thank the staff at Encore Senior Village, Tucson, Arizona for their loving care and dedication to Bill. Services will be held at 10:00 am, graveside at the Ft. Bliss Cemetery, March 25, 2002, with Rabbi Bach of Temple Mt. Sinai officiating. The family will receive friends and family after the services at the home of Jill Lieberman and Stephan Schmitz. Arrangements by Valley Funeral Home of Tucson, Arizona. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Jewish War Veterans Association, P.O. Box 13180, El Paso, Texas, 79913.

 

CREECH, ADA W. 84, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2002. Lifetime resident of El Paso and a member of the Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Creech and her daughter Eileen Rosenbaum. Survived by daughter Daisy Pizarro and husband Juan. Sons, Charles Munoz and wife Priscilla of Manteca, CA., Ernesto Munoz and wife Nam Suk of Pelhem, NH, 10 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren. Visitation will be Sunday, March 24, 2002 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, March 25, 2002 at 9:45 a.m. at San Antonio Catholic Church. Members of the family will serve as pallbearers. Interment will be in Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598‑3332

 

OROZCO, RUBEN 63, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2002 in a local hospital. Mr. Orozco was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his wife Joanne Orozco. He is survived by his mother Mary O'Leal, daughter, Eva Maria Orozco Chavez, grandchildren, Bow Orozco ‑ Reed, Mariah Orozco ‑ Reed, Jaime Orozco ‑ Davidson, brothers, Jesus Orozco, Hector Mercado, Art Rojas, and sister, Peggy Tuergon. 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 11:45 a.m. at San Antonio Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Art Rojas, Lawrence Tuergon, Jesus Orozco, Hector Mercado, Jesus Orozco Jr., and Hector M. Mercado. Interment will be in Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598‑3332.

 

CHAVEZ, JUAN S. 81, passed away Friday, March 22 2002 A native of El Paso, he lived 24 years in Washington, D.C. and Dallas, Texas employed in public affairs offices of the U.S. Community Services Administration and E.P.A. He was former owner of radio stations KIZZ & KFNA, and KOYE, the first spanish radio station in El Paso. Preceded in death by his wife, Carol Kaycher Chavez he is survived by his brother Gabriel S. Chavez and wife Teresa Chavez, sister Margarita Villareal and husband Salvador, four nephews and two nieces. Visitation will be Sunday, March 24, 2002 at Mt. Franklin Funeral Home 3707 Pershing Dr. from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. at Mt. Franklin Funeral Home Chapel. Mass will be at St. Joseph Catholic Church Monday, March 25, 2002 at 10 a.m. with interment to follow at Evergreen East Cemetery.

 

CIENFUEGOS, GENOVEVA VILLAGRAN devoted mother and housewife, 94, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2002. A longtime resident of El Paso, Texas. Preceded in death by her husband Celio Cienfuegos and daughter Genevieve Cienfuegos. Survived by son Edmundo Garcia Tellez (Maria Luisa) and Jose Tellez, Ponce, daughters Margie Bokker, Celia Alicia Weber (James B.), Rose Villalobos (Esequiel) and Lucy Cienfuegos, 32 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren, brother Pedro Tellez, sister Baudela Tellez‑ Moreno and numerous relatives. Mrs. Cienfuegos will lie in state Sunday, March 24, 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. Sunday March 24, 2002 at Martin Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held at 9:00 a.m. Monday, March 25, 2002 at Our Lady of the Light Catholic Church. Msgr. Fierro officiating. Pallbearers will be Edmundo Garcia, Jose Tellez Ponce, Richard P. Bokker, John Cienfuegos, James M. Weber and Greg Penrice. Honorary Pallbearers James B. Weber, Esequiel Villalobos, Edward Bokker, Robert D. Villalobos, Daniel E. Villalobos, Carlos Garcia and Jorge Garcia. Burial at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

 

RAMOS, PATROCINIA 72, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2002. A lifetime resident of El Paso, Texas. Mrs. Ramos retired after 35 years of service with Billy the Kid (Hortex). Survived by husband Isaac Ramos, sons Chuy and Manny, daughters Antonia and Maria Teresa, 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren, brothers Ramon Sanchez, Felix Sanchez, Carlos Jesus Sanchez and Lino Sanchez, sisters Natividad Gonzalez and Guadalupe Orendain. Mrs. Ramos will lie in state Monday, March 25, 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. Monday 25, 2002 at Martin Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church. Burial at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

 

SMITH, JOSEFINA 98, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2002. She was a longtime resident of El Paso. Mrs. Smith is preceded in death by her husband Frank C. Smith, four brothers and one sister. She is survived by her daughters Dora I. Neal and husband James Neal, Noemi Acosta and husband Hector Acosta, Alicia Blair and husband James Blair, son Frank C. Smith and wife Julie Smith. Other survivors include fifteen grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren. Visitation will be held Sunday March 24, 2002 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside service will be held Monday March 25, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at Restlawn Cemetery. Interment will follow. Pallbearers will be William Townsend, James Neal, Robert

 Fonseca, Gilbert Duarte, Jerry Fannon, Martin Griego, James Blair, and Eduardo Hernandez. Always in our hearts. We will miss you dearly. Say "Hi" to Dad. Our family would like to express our deepest appreciation to Dr. Christina Hernandez and her staff and also the staff at Del Sol Medical Center. Arrangements by Mt. Carmel Funeral Home.

 

Huntzicker, Mary F. age 71 of Ft. Collins, CO, formerly of El Paso, died March 20, 2002. Mary Frances Franklin was born to James and Lida Maye Franklin. She lived for many years in El Paso, and moved to Ft. Collins 6 years ago. She was employed for many years as a secretary at Ft. Bliss Army Post. Mary is survived by her daughter, Marla and husband Martin Nelson of Ft. Collins; a son Jim Huntzicker of Pleasant View, TN; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. She was preceded in death by a son, William C. Huntzicker III; her sister, Willie Mae Walker; and brother, James Wayland Franklin.  JOSEPH F. STEINHARDT, 88, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2002. Longtime resident of El Paso, Texas. Mr. Steinhardt was a Veteran of WWII, one of the original fighting Sea‑Bees at Pearl Harbor, lifetime member of the Sertoma Club and a longtime photographer that started the first color processor at Arcy's photo plant, Mr. Steindhardt was a construction site inspector. Preceded in death by son David Mireles. Survived by wife Concha Steinhardt, sons Frank, Tony, Jose Raymond Mireles, Jesse Esparza and Richard Facio, daughters Joann Harris, Yolanda Castillo and Liz Mc Carthy, several grandchildren and great grandchildren, brother Otto Steinhardt, sister Helen Russell. Mr. Steinhardt will lie in state Tuesday, March 26, 2002 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Central. Memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday March 26, 2002 at Martin Funeral Home. Interment will be at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. He will be missed by his wife, family and friends.

 

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KING, DAVID 44, passed away on Friday, March 22, 2002. David was a lifelong resident of El Paso. He was retired Office Director with the State Mental Health Institution. Survived by his son, Chris, twin sister Diana and other sisters Beverly, Debbie and Karen. Preceded in death by two brothers, Butch and Kenny. Visitation will be from 4‑9 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at Harding & Orr and McDaniel Funeral Home, 320 Montana. Funeral Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Harding & Orr and McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens of the Valley Cemetery.

 

ESCAPITE, MRS. CARLOTA 91, passed away Friday, March 22, 2002 in El Paso. She was a longtime resident of El Paso and a member of the Catholic Church. Mrs. Escapite is survived by her son, Felipe Escapite Jr.. Daughters, Alma Escapite, Francisca Burciaga, Eva Lopez, Carolina Villalobos and Angela Wright. 15 Grandchildren. 22 Great Grandchildren. 3 Great 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 10 a.m. at San Antonio Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Felipe Escapite Jr., Robert Villalobos, Carlos Escapite, Roger Wright and Abelardo Burciaga. Interment will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Directed by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 Carolina Drive. 598‑3332

 

BUSTILLOS, MRS. MARIA LUISA 88, passed away Friday, March 22, 2002 in a local hospital. She was a lifelong resident of El Paso and a member of the Catholic Church. Mrs. Bustillos was preceded in death by her husband, Domingo Bustillos Sr., and her sons, Jesus Luis Bustillos and Pedro Bustillos. She is survived by her son, Domingo Bustillos Jr., Daughters, Margarita Valenzuela, Maria Elena Chavez and Anna Maria Campos. 33 Grandchildren. 54 Great Grandchildren. 11 Great Great Grandchildren. Sister, Andrea B. Rodriguez. 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 Santa Lucia Catholic Church with time pending. Pallbearers will be Jesus Luis Chavez, Richard Campos, James Patt, Ruben Bustillos, Gilbert Stewart and J.R. Chavez Jr..She has finally gone home to be with the Lord and will be deeply missed by all her Family and Friends. Interment will be in Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Directed by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 Carolina Drive 598‑3332

 

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GARDEA, CARLOS BENEVIDEZ Retired SSG 84, passed away on 19 March 2002 in California. One of his proudest accomplishments was serving his country in the United States Air Force which he began in 1943. As a flight engineer/aircraft mechanic, he traveled throughout the world, retiring in El Paso in 1965. He is survived by one daughter, Frances Yolanda Frerichs of Caldwell, Idaho; three sons, Mario Gardea of Fontana, CA; Michael Gardea of Pine, Idaho; and Edward Gardea of Greenwood Village, CO. He was blessed with 15 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews, including his special niece Grace Ureno. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Evelyn, son Ruben, 7 brothers and 3 sisters. Visitation was Sunday, March 24 from 4‑9 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home East, with Graveside service yesterday, Monday, March 25 at 2:30 p.m. at Fort Bliss National Cemetery.

 

SCHARFENBERG BERNICE EGE died March 19, 2002 in West Chester, Pennsylvania after a short illness. She was born in Rock Island County, Illinois October 11, 1917 to Everett Ege & Velma Reynolds Ege and was raised on the family farm near Erie, Illinois. Mrs. Scharfenberg graduated from Eric High School in 1936 and received her R.N. from Jane Lamb Hospital Nursing School in Clinton, Iowa in 1939. She served in the U.S. Army as a nurse from 1943 to 1946 and did a tour of duty in the European arena. Following her discharge she worked as an industrial nurse in Morrison, Illinois. In 1950, she was united in marriage to William Scharfenberg, after which she worked in a private physician's practice in Murray Kentucky. In 1960 the family moved to El Paso, Texas where she worked for Dr. Reigh Peck at Diablo Hospital and Clinic from 1961 until her retirement in the late 1970's. She also worked in the Student Health Services at the University of Texas at El Paso. In 1996, she moved to West Chester, Pennsylvania, where she was residing at the time of her death. Mrs. Scharfenberg is survived by her daughters and sons‑in‑law, Mary & Robert Wujcik of Cloverdale, Oregon, Jodie & Hector Estrada of West Chester, Pennsylvania, grandson Charles Wujcik & his wife Lauren of Beaverton, Oregon, Alexis Estrada and her husband, Richard; and Michael Estrada, all of West Chester; and one great‑granddaughter Alexandria Wujcik; sisters Dorothy Stone (Fulton, Illinois), Mervyn "Mike" Romano (Fallbrook, California); and brother William Ege (Fulton, Illinois). She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, William in 1990, and one sister, Marian Finnicum in 1992. Her remains will be buried at the Ft. Bliss Military Cemetery in El Paso, Texas. At Ms. Scharfenberg's request, no services will be held. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Women's Memorial Foundation at Department 560, Washington, DC 22042‑0560.

 

FAULKENBURRY, KAITLYN DAWN infant born March 2 died March 12,2002, in San Antonio, Texas. Survvied by parents Donald and Melissa of Ft. Hood, Texas, sisters Heather and Ashley. Grandparents Jo Jean Faulkenburry, El Paso, Texas, Donald Faulkenburry, Anchorage, Alaska, Blanca Folmar and Roger Folmar, El Paso, Texas. Great‑grandparents Lyla Steger, and Sarge and Bunch. Services to be held Tuesday at Chapel Center One at Ft. Bliss TX, 2:00 pm.

 

Gallegos, Thomas B. 86, passed away on Friday, March 22, 2002. Born April 28, 1915, he was a lifelong resident of El Paso, a U.S. Army veteran and plasterer by trade. He owned and operated the Lower Valley Plastering Company and was a member of the Lower Valley Optimist Club. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Carmen James Gallegos, 88; son, Thomas B. Gallegos Jr., 49, and wife, Felecia of Dallas, TX; daughter Teresa Gallegos Gonzalez, 50, and husband, Ernie of Austin, TX; and grandchildren, Thomas Gallegos III, Chris Elquist, Brandon Gallegos, David Hunter, Megan Gonzalez and Chase Gallegos. Visitation is from 4‑9 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at Sunset Funeral Home ‑ East, Chapel of Remembrance with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. The Mass of the Resurrection will be said at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 28, 2002 also at Sunset Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Fort Bliss National Cemetery with military honors. Chris Elquist, Brandon Gallegos, Chase Gallegos, Gerald Urbanek, Mark Segura, Paul Garza and David Hunter will serve as pallbearers. He is preceded in death by his parents, Eliseo and Carolina B. Gallegos. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home ‑ East.

 

GILLILAND, AMY K. 43, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2002, lifelong resident of El Paso. She was a general manager of Sonic Drive In at 4800 Hondo Pass. Mrs. Gilliland is survived by her husband Bruce Gilliland, daughter Ruby Gilliland, son Joshua Gilliland, father Ernest Keyser and 2 brothers Andy and Maximo Salcido. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at Restlawn Funeral Home from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m. Graveside service will be at Fort Bliss National Cemetery on Thursday, March 28, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. with Dr. Richard T. Ware, officiating.

 

DURAN, MR. CONRADO JR., 70, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2002 in a local hospital. He was a lifelong resident of El Paso. Mr. Duran was preceded in death by his son Conrado Duran III and his parents Conrdo and Librada Duran. He is survived by his wife Sidonia Duran, sons Rocky Perez, Conrado Duran VI and daughter Maria Elena (Mari) Martinez, Francisco, Alfredo, Efrain, and Enrique Duran; sisters Matilde Fraire, Esther Vera, Sara Ramos, and Lucy de la Rosa; half brothers, Roberto, Benjamin, Ramon, Lee Roy Duran and Conrado Ruiz and half sister Lorenza Ruiz. 13 Grandchildren, 4 great‑grandchildren, lots of nephews and nieces and other relatives and friends. He was a very proud Marine in the Korea War in Central and South Korea. He was discharged from the service as a Sergeant with very high honors & medals. He was very proud of his country and all his brothers and a sister who went to the U.S.A. Armed Forces. He worked for The City of El Paso under the Department of Housing Authority and retired after 37 years of service as a supervisor. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 6‑9 pm with Prayer Services at 7:30 pm at El Paso Mission Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Prayer Services will be at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Mission Chapel. Interment will be at Fort Bliss National Cemetery with full military honors. He has gone home to be with the Lord and all his love ones that have gone before. Arrangements by El Paso Mission Funeral Home.

 

SERRANO‑RAMOS, GUADALUPE D. SERRANO‑RAMOS, 89, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2002. She was a retired housekeeper from the El Paso Hilton and a lifelong resident from El Paso. Preceded in death by her son Miguel Serrano. Her husband Manuel Ramos, only son Luis Serrano, sister Concepcion Bermudez, 11 grandchildren and many great‑grandchildren, survive her. Visitation will be today, March 26 from 4 to 9 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. in Mt. Franklin Funeral Home. Mass of Resurrection will be Wednesday at Guardian Angel Catholic Church with interment to be in Ft. Bliss National Cemetery.  RAUL D. ROMERO, 72, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2002. He lived in El Paso for over 35 years, originally from Chihuahua, Mexico. He is preceded in death by his first wife Teresa Romero. Mr. Romero is survived by his wife Esperanza Romero, 4 daughters Marta Romero, Guadalupe Macias, Norma Chavez and Patricia Villalobos, 1 son Raul Romero, 8 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, mother Trinidad Delgado de Romero, sister Olga Romero Delgado and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at Restlawn Funeral Home from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with a rosary at 7:00 p.m. Mass service will be at Holy Trinity Church on Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. Burial will be at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

 

DOWNES, MRS. VIOLET MAY widow of Reverend Paul Downes, Sr., died March 24, 2002. Mrs. Downes was born Nov. 27, 1902, in Camden, New Jersey, the second oldest of 14 children. She worked as an accountant and office manager until her marriage in 1936. She was a graduate of Philadelphia College of the Bible and served as a missionary to Nicaragua with her husband from 1936 to 1941. She lived in Vermont, New York, and Ohio where her husband served as Pastor of several churches and where many dear friends remain. She is survived by her son Paul L. Downes, Jr., of Scotia, New York; by her daughter Violet M. Gilson and son‑in‑law Byron Chesbro of El Paso, TX; and by eight grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters Margaret Seddon and Grace Unrath, by her brother Lawrence Humes and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be at her El Paso home from 3 pm to 8 pm Wednesday, March 27. Memorial service will be at the Unitarian Community, 4425 Byron St. at 3 pm Thursday, March 28. A short graveside service will be held at 10 am March 30, 2002 at Resthaven Memorial Park in Midland, Texas. Contributions in her memory should be made to the Beulah and Lee Moor Children's Home. We wish to thank Mariposa Hospice of Providence Hospital for their compassionate and professional care.

 

DIAZ, BENNIE C. 84, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2002 at a local hospital. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Mr. Diaz retired from Raytheon after 30 years of service. Survived by wife Edelmira Peru; sons Reynaldo, Javier, David J., Rudy and Bennie Diaz; daughters Nancy, Aide and Claudia Diaz; 13 grandchildren; 2 great‑grandchildren; 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Mr. Diaz will lie in state Tuesday, March 26, 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. Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at Martin Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Burial at Mount Carmel Cemetery.

 

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Conway, Viola "Babe" made her transition to a new life on March 24, 2002. She was preceded in death in 1987 by her husband of 49 years, farmer Daniel Wilton Conway of Clint, TX. She is survived by her daughter, Pat Glancey and son, Jim Conway; granddaughters, Katherine and Shawna; and niece, Sarah Huttanus of El Paso. Funeral service will be Thursday, March 28, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at Restlawn Mausoleum, 8700 Dyer. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her name to the Mesilla Valley Hospice, 299 E. Montana, Las Cruces, NM 88005; 505‑523‑4763, where she spent her last days. Funeral services entrusted to Kaster‑Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home.

 

Wehunt, J. Donald Wehunt, DMD, M.A.G.D., passed away Monday at Baylor Medical Center, Dallas. Mr. Wehunt was born in Louisville, KY. to Luther and Mildred (Self) Wehunt. He graduated from Male High School; attended the University of Tennessee and graduated from the University of Kentucky Dental School. Don married Barbara February 12, 1965. His priorities were his love of his family and Church. He was a member of the Sun Valley Baptist Temple in El Paso. He is survived by: his devoted wife, Barbara Wehunt; his mother, Mildred Wehunt; five daughters, Beth Aripez, Carrie Lundy, Kristin LaVelle, Nikki Wehunt and January Batten; three sisters, Dolores Wehunt, Janice Wehunt and Elaine Warner; four grandchildren, Alan Davis, Travis and Megan Hamilton and Anthony Aripez. A graveside memorial will be held in San Antonio officiated by Carl Batten. Time and location are pending. Arrangements are under the direction of Wayne Boze Funeral Home (972‑923‑2700), www.AmericanMemorials.com

 

Rivera, Magdalena H. 76, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2002. She was a lifelong resident of El Paso and was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ricardo M. Rivera. Survived by her son, Rick (Ruby) Rivera Jr; daughters, Evangelina Rivera (Art Gandara), Theresa Rivera, all of El Paso,Texas; Cecilia (William) Deguire and Elizabeth (Ray) Cruz, of Phoenix, Arizona; 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; brothers, Severiano Hernandez and Frank Hernandez of Azusa, California; sisters, Manuela Medrano, Candelaria Perez, Juanita Rodriguez, Maria de Jesus Sanchez, all of El Paso, Texas; many cousins, nieces and nephews. Visitation was held on Sunday, March 24, 2002 from 4 PM to 7 PM at Sunset Funeral Home Northeast. Rosary followed at 8 PM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Funeral Mass was held on Monday, March 25, 2002 at 9 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Father Frank Lopez officiated. Pallbearers were Rick Rivera Jr., Adrian Rivera, Albert Rivera, Benjamin, Jason and Adam Deguire. Honorary Pallbearers were Art Gandara, William Deguire Jr., Ray Cruz, Severiano Hernandez, Frank Hernandez, Mario Medrano, Oscar Perez Sr., Abel Rodriguez Jr. and Henry Sanchez. Burial followed at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home Northeast.

 

Marquez, Macario 69, passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2002. Born March 10, 1933, he was a lifelong resident of Sierra Blanca, a U.S. Army veteran and laborer for the Department ofTransportation. He is survived by his wife, Elisea A. Marquez; sons, Macario Marquez Jr. and Bobby Marquez; daughters, Sandra Monica and Linda Morales; grandchildren, Jesus Jr., David and Andrea Morales, Dana and Mindy Perez, Justin and Elijah Monica, Cherish Marquez, Megan Nunez, Brianna Marquez, Alexandrea and Marisa Colmenero, Eric and Vanessa Marquez and Brittney and Trey Chavez; great grandchildren, Cristian Perez, Ashley, Melanise and Janesa Perez, and Alyssa and Mikayla Morales; 10 brothers and 4 sisters. Mass of the Resurrection will be said at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at Our Lady of Miracles Church in Sierra Blanca with visitation immediately following. Funeral Service will be said at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 28, 2002 at Sunset Funeral Home ‑ East, Chapel of Remembrance.

 Interment will follow at Fort Bliss National Cemetery with military honors. Macario Jr. and Bobby Marquez, Edward Monica, Jesus and Jesus Morales Jr., David Morales, Justin Monica and Andres Marquez will serve as pallbearers. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home ‑ East.

 

JIMENEZ, ELIAS, 81, passed away Friday, March 22, 2002. Born July 20, 1920 Mr. Jimenez was a lifelong resident of El Paso and a machine operator. He is survived by wife, Bertha Jimenez; sons, Antonio, Samuel, Albert, Daniel and Fernie Jimenez; daughters, Nena Spencer, Juana Quiroz, Pricilla McCord and Sandra McCord; 20 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; brothers, Salvador and Alfonso Jimenez and sisters, Manuela Munoz, Emma Fonseca and Martha Jimenez. Visitation was held on Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at Sunset Funeral Home ‑ East, Chapel of Remembrance. Mass of the Resurrection will be said at 8:50 a.m. on Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at San Juan Bautista Church. Interment will follow at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home ‑ East.

 

GUIDRY, MARTY C., beloved wife, daughter, mother, and sister passed away Sunday, March 24, 2002 at the age of 50. In addition to the eight dedicated years she spent as executive secretary in the University of Texas Art Department, she gave time, energy and love to children's advocacy programs in the arts and church organizations. Her generosity and selflessness touched all who knew her. Survived by husband, Robert Guidry, mother Darlene M. Schumm, son Jeremy Guidry, daughter Jennifer Guidry, niece Tracy Harris, brothers Reuben Harris, Patrick Harris and his wife Mary Kay, aunts Patricia Clanton and her husband John, and Elvira C. Hurley. Visitation will be held Thursday, March 28, 2002 from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at Martin Funeral Home West. Funeral Service will be held Friday, March 29, 2002 at 10:30 A.M. at Peace Lutheran Church, Pastor Wayne Kendrick and Intern Pastor Melinda Russell officiating. There will be a reception following the service at the church. Graveside Service will then be held Friday, March 29, 2002 at 1:30 P.M. at Restlawn Memorial Park.

 

THOMPSON, CHARLENE L. 79, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2002 in El Paso. She was a lifelong resident of El Paso and retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. Mrs. Thompson was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald O. Thompson. She is survived by her son, Michael M. Thompson. Daughter, Geraldine L. Eilinger. Granddaughters, Vickie Jo Bayles and Teri Thompson. Sister, Helen Stanton. Niece, Gayle Hart. Graveside Service will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Interment will follow in Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME ‑ CAROLINA. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598‑3332

 

MUNOZ, JESUS JR., 63, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2002 in a local hospital. Mr. Munoz was a lifelong resident of El Paso and was a retired truck driver. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Lilia Munoz. Son, Ricardo Muro. Daughters, Rosa Rendon and Jessica Munoz. Grandchildren, David Rendon, Jr., Jerry Rendon, and Gracie Muro. Great grandchild, David Anthony Rendon III. Mother, Dolores Munoz. 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 Service will be Thursday at 9:15 a.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Pallbearers will be Ricardo Muro, David Rendon, Jr., Jerry Rendon, Jose Rosales, Ruben Rosales, Armando Valdez, Scott Ware and Robert Curtiss. Interment will be in Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598‑3332

 

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MOORE, RICHARD JOHANN a U.S. Navy master‑at‑arms, died  Saturday, March 23, 2002, in Corpus Christi. Funeral: 4 p.m. Thursday at White's Chapel United Methodist Church, 185 S. White's Chapel Blvd.,   Southlake. The Rev. Betsy Godbold and the Rev. John McKellar will officiate. Mr. Moore was a native of El Paso and a Keller resident the past  two years. He was a member of White's Chapel United Methodist Church.He was an airport security supervisor with the FAA and had served as a CASLO officer at the embassies in the Bahrain and in Athens, Greece.   Survivors: Wife, Francoise Moore of Keller; daughter, Nicole Moore of Las Vegas, Nev.; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Moore of El Paso; brothers, Rob Moore of Evergreen, Colo., and Ron Moore of Katy; and sister, Tina Marie Graves of Monument, Colo. Martin Thompson Funeral Home,  Grapevine, (817) 421‑8550

 

WOFFORD, MRS. RUTH PRICE was born August 31, 1906 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Ruth moved to El Paso with her mother, father and two sisters in 1910. She graduated from El Paso High School and later married William Tracy Wofford. Ruth lived in El Paso all her life with the exception of a five year period she took care of the family ranch in Mexico and the last few  years of her life when she lived in Farmington, New Mexico. Ruth Wofford passed away Monday morning (March 25, 2002) at The Four Corners Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Aztec, New Mexico. She is survived by three children: William Tracy Wofford, Jr., Betty (Chickie) Louise Hunsaker and Paul F. Wofford. Her oldest daughter Barbara Ann Johnson passed away  March 15, 1992. Ruth had 13 grandchildren. Mrs. Wofford will lie in state on Friday, March 29, 2002 at 9:00 a.m. at Restlawn Funeral Home. Graveside  service will be on Friday, March 29, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at Restlawn  Memorial Park Cemetery.

 

CLARK, CECIL DELBERT (LTC Army Retired) passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2002. Born in Douglas, AZ on 12/16/25‑‑‑later moving to Montana. Served as 3rd Asst. Engineer in the Merchant Marines for 2 years.Graduated from Montana State College in Bozeman, during which time he married Eva Hawkins, a laboratory nurse in Douglas, AZ. He entered the United States Army Corps of Engineers in 1952 where he continued to serve until retirement in 1972. His military career took him to Europe, Korea and Viet Nam‑‑‑receiving the Bronze Star with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters and the Army ccomodation Medal. After retirement he opened Clark Appraisal Service where he continued to work until the present time. He leaves behind his wife, Eva, two children, Dennis Wayne and Linda Lurene of El Paso, one brother, Dale Clark of Washington and many loving relatives and friends. Visitation is from 6‑9 p.m. Thursday, at Sunset Funeral Home ‑ East, Chapel of Remembrance. A funeral service will be said at 9:45 a.m. Friday also in the  Chapel of Remembrance. Interment will follow at Fort Bliss National Cemetery with full military honors. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home East.

 

MARMOLEJO, MRS. CAROLINA O. 84, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2002 in a local hospital. She was a lifelong resident of El Paso and  a member of the Catholic Church. Mrs. Marmolejo was preceded in death by  her husband, Leonilo Marmolejo and her son, Jose Rene Marmolejo. She is survived by her son, Eddie Marmolejo and wife Terry. Daughters, Isela Melendez and husband Alonzo, Cecilia Thornson and husband Kenney of Jupiter, Florida, Elia Wyatt and husband Mike of Jupiter, Florida. 11  Grandchildren. 18 Great Grandchildren. Sisters, Elvira Sandoval of San  Antonio, Texas and Carmen Alvarado of Wichita, Kansas. 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 Service will be Saturday at 9 a.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Pallbearers will be Alonzo  Melendez, Eddie Marmolejo, Ruben Melendez, Robert Melendez, Rudy  Melendez and Rene Marmolejo. Interment will be in Mount Carmel  Cemetery. Directed by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 Carolina

Drive. 598‑3332.

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KAERWER, LAURA 94, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2002 a life long resident of El Paso. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Luisa Kaerwer and three brothers, Frank, Bob and Richard Kaerwer, and 2 sisters, Stella Brown and Esther Ashley. She is survived by her 1 brother, George Kaerwer and 4 sisters, Nora Collins, Ruth Newell, Olga Woodrow and Wilma Dugger and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Friday, March 29th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30th at Kaster-Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Layloni Drake officiating. Interment will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

 

LARSON, MRS. EVELYN N. (Caldwell) a longtime El Paso resident, passed away on March 27, 2002. Mrs. Larson was born October 31, 1926 in Independence, Kansas, the fourth of five children. An active retiree, Mrs. Larson worked 33 years as a Civil Servant where she completed her career as a Technical Editor at Fort Bliss, TX. She is survived by her loving husband, Ret. Col. Gale L. (Bud) Larson whom she was married to for 28 years. She is also survived by her son, Patrick and daughter -in -law, Gabriela Linam of El Paso, TX; by her daughter, Tisha Onick of San Diego, CA; and her granddaughters, Carrie and Amy Onick of Dallas, TX and Sandra Casas Calles of El Paso, TX. She is also survived by her loving step-children and grandchildren, Karen and husband, Michael Grimm of Canyon, TX; Linda Johnson and husband, Kelly Goudielock of Tucson, AZ and granddaughters, Geneva and Vanessa; Tom and wife, Sherry Larson of San Diego, CA and granddaughter, Kimberly. During her forty years as an El Pasoan, Mrs. Larson, a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, participated in several civil organizations. She served on the Board of Directors of the Northeast YMCA, was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority for 39 years, and a member of the Women's Auxiliary of UTEP. A Life Member of the Women's Department Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce, her proudest civic achievement was serving as 1997 Chairman-Director promoting tourism and economic development of the "Star City". Visitation will be at Sunset Funeral Home, 480 N. Resler on Friday, March 29 from 5 PM to 7 PM. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 30, 11 AM at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1000 Montana Ave. Ed Lobdell, Frank Leroux, Leonard Lidiak, Paul Berry, Rod Davenport and Neil Siegel will serve as Pallbearers and the El Paso Downtown Lion's Club as Honorary Pallbearers. A Celebration of her Life will immediately follow in St. Paul's Bauman Hall. Contributions in her memory may be made to a charity of your choice or to the UTEP Women's Auxiliary Scholarship Fund, PO Box 9, El Paso, TX 79968. We wish to thank La Mariposa Hospice at Providence, El Paso Cancer Treatment Center, the nurses at Sierra Outpatient Recovery and her physician, Dr. Byron Chesbro for their kind, compassionate and professional care.

 

CASHMAN, EDWARD HARVEY 65, of Scottsdale, AZ passed away on March 22, 2002. He was born in El Paso, TX on November 28, 1936. He is survived by his wife, MaryJane and children, Curtis Cashman, Chris Cashman, Carol Strukel and Steve Pursley. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Francis Cashman and brother, Harold, Jr. After graduating from the Corps of Cadets at Texas A & M, he worked for Aetna and Sandoz. He retired after 32 years with Bristol-Myers where he was a top performing district manager. Ed was a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. As an avid collector of antiques, clocks, watches, cars and magic, he belonged to the Society of American Magicians, the International Brotherhood of Magicians Bert Easley / Danny Dew Ring 55 the Arizona Classic Thunderbird Club and NAWCC Valley of the Sun Chapter 112. Also, he coached Eastwood Optimist Little League Football and led his kids to the city championship. Funeral Services and burial were held in Scottsdale, AZ. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church Memorial fund, 2310 N. 56th St., Phoenix, AZ.

 

VASQUEZ, JESUS S. 77 and a long time resident of El Paso, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2002. Mr. Vasquez worked for the Union Pacific Railroad for five years and then retired from Asarco after 40 years of service. He was preceded in death by his daughter Mary Jane Yesieley. Jesus is survived by his loving wife Maria A. Vasquez, sons Jesse Vasquez and his wife Julie and Eduardo Vasquez, daughters Elizabeth Rodriguez and her husband Carlos, Beatrice Siegert and her husband John, and Dolores Nevarro, brothers Enrique Vasquez and Armando Vasquez, 11 grandchildren, and numerous great grandchildren. Visitation will be held Friday, March 29, 2002 from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home West. Funeral service will be held Saturday, March 30, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home West with Father Luis Acevedo officiating. Private cremation will take place at a later date.

 

MENDEZ, FERNANDO JUAN 72, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2002 in El Paso. He was a lifelong resident of El Paso and was a member of the Catholic Church. Mr. Mendez was a retired Office Manager for People's Finance Loan Service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean Conflict. He is survived by his wife Irene Mendez. Son, Fernando Mendez Jr. Daughter, Cynthia Rojas and husband Mike. Grandchildren, Nicolas Mendez, Matthew Rojas and Armanda Rojas. 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 9:45 a.m. at San Antonio Catholic Church. Family members will serve as pallbearers. Interment will be in Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598-3332

 

PETERS, PETERS VIRGIL L. 90, of Owosso, died Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at Memorial Healthcare Center. Mr. Peters worked for New Mexico State Highway Department, the U.S. Forestry Service and the Bureau of Land Management, retiring as a District Maintenance Supervisor in 1978, after 32 years with the State of Mexico. In his youth, he worked as a ranch hand. Memorial services will be held at First United Methodist Church, Owosso, Saturday, March 30, 2002, 1:00 P.M. Rev. Grant R. Lobb & Rev. Eric Kieb officiating. There will be no viewing as cremation has taken place. A time of sharing memories with the family will follow the Memorial Service at the church. His final resting place will be next to his wife of 52 years, at Forest Lawn Cemetery, in Ruidoso, NM. Also, a Memorial Service will be held in Tularosa, NM at a later date. Born May 14, 1911 in Lueders, Texas, born to Lester L. & Minnie L. (Martin) Peters. Virgil has resided in Owosso since 1992 moving here from Tularosa, NM. In 1940, he married Hazel Gertrude Storey in Carrizozo, NM. Mrs. Peters passed away on September 7, 1992. He attended First United Methodist Church in Owosso and was a member of the Tularosa NM United Methodist Church where he was a member of the Methodist Men's Group. Mr. Peters was a member of the Lovington, NM Lions Club. He was a graduate of Carrizozo, NM High School where he was class Valedictorian. Survivors: son, Robert (Peggy) Peters, Cloudcroft, NM, daughter, Rhonda (Larry) Doan, Owosso, grandchildren: Kimberley D. Peters, Lauri L. (Jeffrey) Smith, Robert L. Peters, II, Deana L. Doan, Shari L. (Josef) Doan-Jokinen, great grandchildren: Kristen & Kathryn Coss, Abrey & Jaelyn Smith, Kaleb Jokinen. Predeceased by: parents, wife, sister, Edwina Peters. Memorials: First United Methodist Church or the Lions Club. Funeral Director: Jennings-Lyons Chapel, (989) 725-7171, Owosso.

 

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HERNANDEZ, EDDIE born August 4, 1970, passed away at the age of 31, Tuesday, March 26, 2002. Eddie, you will always be remembered as a special person who always brought smiles and laughter to everyone. Eddie was full of life, high-spirited, a fighter and a dreamer who lived his life to the fullest. Eddie was survived by his devoted wife Corina Hernandez; son Jeffrey; parents Mary Ignacio Hernandez, Sr.; sister Angie (Ruben) Morales; others, Ben (Rachel) Hernandez, Mario Hernandez, and Iggy Hernandez; half-sister, Gloria and Elizabeth; mother-in-law, Celia Martinez; sister-in-laws, Linda "Nina" De La Cruz and Roni Woods; Godchildren Jodie Lynn "Nana" De La Cruz, Benny Hernandez, and Michael Woods; nieces and nephews, April Lynn Woods, Briana Graves, Anthony Graves, and Ruben "Boogie" Morales, Jr. Visitation will be held Monday, April 1, 2002 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. at Mt. Franklin Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be said Tuesday, April 2, 2002 at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Cathedral. Interment will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery. Eddie, you will always be remembered and in our hearts: "Today, Tomorrow and Forever"

 

ONTIVEROS, MARY SUSAN BAILY beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother went home to be with the Lord March 21, 2002. Mary was born in Sanderson, TX to George and Romualda Baily on August 11, 1912. She and her beloved husband, Melchor Tomas Ontiveros, Sr. resided on Hercules St. in El Paso, TX until 1996 when they relocated to Oklahoma City. She is survived by her children Mel Ontiveros of Arlington, TX, Gina Cooper of Oklahoma City, OK, daughter-in-law, Nina Ontiveros, former son-in-law John Cooper, 4 grandchildren; Mel Ontiveros, Melanie Lillard, Jim Cooper and Trina Murguia; 7 great-grandchildren; Michael & Elena Ontiveros, Matthew & Zachary Lillard, Julian & Josiah Cooper and Christian Murguia. She was called Mamama by her grandchildren and those who loved her. She devoted her life to her family and will be missed by all those whose life she touched. Her life mission was to keep her family connected. We are comforted that she and the love of her life, Melchor, are reunited. Services will be officiated by Bonnie Smith on Thur, 4-4-02 at 7 p.m., Mt Zion Baptist Church, 3400 Wyoming, El Paso, TX.

 

REYES, BAUDELIA J. 91, homemaker, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2002. Born in Durango, Mexico. Later married and became a resident of El Paso for 48 years. Served as a member of Hijas de Maria Association, Adoracion Nocturna, and parishioner of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Preceded in death by her husband: Refugio Reyes; son Jesus Reyes; sister, Juanita Juarez: Brother Jose E. Juarez. Survived by three sons: Martin Reyes, Juan Reyes, and Fr. Jose Antonio Reyes; seven daughters, Lorie Orozco, Ofelia Reyes, Maria Lopez, Lupe Tapia, Margaret Esparza, Molly Orozco, Alicia Payan and their spouses; 50 grandchildren, (4 dec.); 77 great-grandchildren, (2 dec.); 9 great-great-grandchildren and many loving relatives and friends. Visitation is from 3 - 6:30 P.M. Sunday at Martin Funeral Home (Central). Recitation of Rosary will be Sunday at 8:00 P.M. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church 2709 Alabama. Funeral Services will be Monday 9:30 A.M. April 1st at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Pallbearers will be Victor Manuel Reyes, Raul Rene Orozco, Felipe Reyes Jr., Martin Reyes Jr., Fernando Lopez III, Juaquine Tapia IV, Juan M. Reyes Jr., Jose L. Esparza Jr., Gabriel H. Orozco and Javier Morelos. Internment at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Directed by Martin Funeral Home (Central).

 

SMITH, ROSE CATHERINE 79, passed away Wednesday March 27, 2002. She was born in Oklahoma City and has been a resident of the El Paso/Santa Teresa area for 38 years. Catherine was an administrative secretary at Providence Memorial Hospital for 25 years. She is survived by her husband Martin R. Smith; her daughters Donna Crutcher and her husband Greg and Vicki Weir; her sons Martin Smith and his wife Joyce, Bill Smith and his wife Sharon, Jim Smith and his wife Cristina and Ron Smith and his wife Tracy. Also 8 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. Catherine was a lovely lady who has left many special memories with those who knew her.

 

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MASON, WILLIAM MANN HOBART born May 1, 1986, died instantly in a tragic accident on Thursday, March 27, 2001 in Athens, Texas. He was 15 years old. He was the son of Lydia and J. Duncan Mason of Dallas, Texas. He was loyal to his friends and family. He carried himself with quiet dignity. He had an excellent sense of humor. He loved his parents and told them so several times each day. His interests included: snowboarding, hockey, the computer, his dogs, his cousins and his friends of all ages. He is survived and greatly loved by his parents Lydia and Duncan Mason of Dallas, Texas, his grandparents William and Julia Hobart of Troy, Ohio, and his grandparents Lilla Goggin of El Paso, Texas and John D. Mason of El Paso, Texas. He is also survived and will be sorely missed by his 13 Aunts and Uncles, 12 cousins and friends of all ages. Funeral Services will be held at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church in Dallas. Memorial donations may be made to Saint Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church; 8011 Douglas; Dallas, Texas 75225.

 

JOHNSON, MELISSA ANNE St. George, UT. Melissa Anne Johnson, age 29, died March 13, 2002 in St. George, Utah after a lengthy battle with bulimia and anorexia nervosa. She was born January 30, 1973 in Newport, RI, a daughter of Charles and Cynthia Johnson. She graduated from Carson City High School in Carson City, NV in 1991 and graduated from El Paso Beauty School in El Paso, TX in 1993. Melissa moved to St. George in January of 2001 where she worked at Chili's Southwest Grill. Surviving family members include her parents, Charles and Cynthia Johnson of Beaver Dam, AZ; a brother, Christopher Mark Johnson of Randolph, MA; and a sister, Meredith Johnson of Scottsdale, AZ. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at the Beaver Dam Resort and RV Park Clubhouse in Beaver Dam, AZ.

 

ONTIVEROS, MARY SUSAN BAILY beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother went home to be with the Lord March 21, 2002. Mary was born in Sanderson, TX to George and Romualda Baily on August 11, 1912. She and her beloved husband, Melchor Tomas Ontiveros, Sr. resided on Hercules St. in El Paso, TX until 1996 when they relocated to Oklahoma City. She is survived by her children Mel Ontiveros of Arlington, TX, Gina Cooper of Oklahoma City, OK, daughter-in-law, Nina Ontiveros, former son-in-law John Cooper, 4 grandchildren; Mel Ontiveros, Melanie Lillard, Jim Cooper and Trina Murguia; 7 great-grandchildren; Michael & Elena Ontiveros, Matthew & Zachary Lillard, Julian & Josiah Cooper and Christian Murguia. She was called Mamama by her grandchildren and those who loved her. She devoted her life to her family and will be missed by all those whose life she touched. Her life mission was to keep her family connected. We are comforted that she and the love of her life, Melchor, are reunited. Services will be officiated by Bonnie Smith on Thur, 4-4-02 at 7 p.m., Mt Zion Baptist Church, 3400 Wyoming, El Paso, TX.

 

WITTEN, INEZ I. 80, passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2002, a resident of El Paso for over twenty years. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Raymond L. Witten, her parents, three sisters and a brother. She is survived by her son, Glenn I. Witten; two grandsons, Glenn Adam and David; four great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, four brothers and a sister. sitation will be on Sunday, March 31, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Kaster-Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home, 8817 Dyer. Graveside service will be Monday, April 1, at 10 a.m. at Fort Bliss National Cemetery.

 

WEBB, HOMER CLARK JR., born March 2, 1916, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, died March 19, 2002, Seguin, Texas. He was the only son of six children born to Homer Clark Webb, Sr. and Johanna Albertine Pasch. He married Betty Joyner of Lawton, Oklahoma in 1939 in Oklahoma City. He served in the Oklahoma National Guard and U.S. Army for 28 years, serving in Italy, Germany, and France during WWII. He retired in El Paso in 1964 as a Major. He resided in El Paso, Texas from 1957 till 2001 and moved to Seguin, Texas in November 2001 to be near family due to health. He was a dedicated family man who always put his family first, was very generous and giving. He is survived by his wife, Betty J. Webb, daughter, Susan J. Webb, son, Clark Dean Webb, daughter in law, Terry Ann Webb, foster grandchild, Cece Rodriguez, grandsons, Aric Taff Webb and Sean Christopher Webb, and his devoted dog, Buddy. Private family graveside services with military honors will be held Monday, April 1, 2002 at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery. Memorials can be given to the Humane Society. Arrangements under the direction of Goetz Funeral Home, 713 N. Austin, Seguin, Texas 78155. 830-379-2313

 

Chavez, Marian H. a retired music teacher in the Dallas and El Paso Independent School Districts, died Friday, March 22, 2002, at her home in DeSoto, Texas. She was born in Mansfield, Louisiana on April 5, 1924. She is survived by her husband, Benjamin, and daughter, Monica. She was a communicant at the Church of the Incarnation in Dallas. Services for Mrs. Chavez were held in Dallas.

 

ZUNIGA, AMELIA A. lifelong resident of El Paso passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at the age of 85. She was a loving and beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, nina, aunt and friend. She touched the lives of everyone and served as a beautiful role model to all who knew her. Preceded in death by her brothers Luis Armendariz, Cesar Armendariz, and sister Alicia Deines. Mrs. Zuniga is survived by her beloved husband, Enrique "Henry" Zuniga, step-mother Arcelia Armendariz, sons Henry Zuniga Jr., and wife Laura, John F. Zuniga and wife Olga, Louie E. Zuniga and wife Mary, daughters Martha A. Napoles and husband Albert, Christie Monedero and husband Tate, brothers Juan Armendariz Jr., Albert Armendariz Sr., and Manuel Armendariz, sisters Rosie Reynolds, Lourdes Pena, grandchildren Ana Zuniga, Victoria Zuniga, Terry Z. Burciaga, Tina Aguilar, John Zuniga Jr., Mark Zuniga, Boomer Zuniga, Mason Zuniga, Martalisa Delgado, Oscar Velasco Jr., Veronica Y. Velasco, Sal Olivas Jr., Kiki Olivas, Steven Olivas, Kelli Monedero, great grandchildren Tommy Burciaga, Amanda Burciaga, Andrea Burciaga, Nickole M. Aguilar, Ramon Aguilar jr., Kathleen Zuniga, Sarah Zuniga, Ian A. Olivas, and Joshua Terrazas. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be held Sunday, March 31, 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 Monday, April 1, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick Cathedral, Fr. Manny Munoz officiating. Serving as pallbearers are John Zuniga Jr., Mark Zuniga, Sal Olivas Jr., Kiki Olivas, Steven Olivas, Oscar Velasco Jr., Boomer Zuniga, and Mason Zuniga. Interment will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Cathedral High School Scholarship Fund.

 

COLLINS, IDA J. 71, passed away Friday, March 29, 2002 in a local hospital. She was a longtime resident of El Paso and was a member of the Catholic Church. Mrs. Collins was preceded in death by her husband Robert F. Collins. She is survived by her sons, Robert J. Collins and Mario P. Collins. Daughters, Susan M. Fitzgerald and Mary L. Murray, 8 Grandchildren. Sister, Flora Holgesberger. 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 9:30 a.m. at San Antonio Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Robert Collins, Mario Collins, Bill Murray, Tim Fitzgerald, Ivan Serrano, Chris Collins, David Broome, and Billy Murray. Interment will be in Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME - CAROLINA. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598-3332

 

FIERRO, IRMA 60, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2002 in a local hospital. She was a lifelong resident of El Paso and was a member of the Catholic church. Ms. Fierro was preceded in death by her parents Carlos E. Fierro and Delfina Armendariz Fierro. Ms. Fierro retired from the El Paso Independent School District in 1997 after 33 years as a second grade teacher. She began her teaching career in 1964 at Roosevelt School followed by teaching assignments at Terrace Hills, Lamar and finally retiring from Douglass School in 1997. Ms. Fierro belonged to Alpha Delta Kappa, International Honorary Sorority for Women Educators - Xi Chapter and to El Paso Retired Teachers Association. She is survived by her brother, Fred Fierro and wife Chole. Sisters, Norma Lopez and husband Roberto and Leticia Fierro. Also survived by nieces Nora Crank, Lorraine Maiella, Esther Reyes, Sara Fierro and Marta Yolanda Flores. nephew, Fred Fierro, Jr. The joys of her life were her 12 great nieces and nephews, Anthony Michael Crank, Erika Celeste Crank, Andrew Joseph Crank, Alexis Victoria Maiella, Michael Maiella, Emily Elizabeth Maiella, Joshua Rene Reyes, Jacqueline Danielle Reyes, Julanna Reyes, Carlos Rene Fierro, Jesus Marcelino Fierro and Richard Ray Flores. Visitation will b e Monday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at illcrest Funeral Home - Carolina. Recitation of the Rosary will be Monday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Raphael Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Steve Crank, Mike Maiella, Manny Reyes, Fred Fierro, Jr., Anthony Crank and Roberto Lopez. Interment will be in Mount Carmel Cemtery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME - CAROLINA. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598-3332

 

WEBER PAULINE passed away Wednesdy, March 27, 2002. Mrs. Weber was a longtime resident of El Paso, Texas and enjoyed gardening. Preceded in death by her husband Benjamin C. Weber and sister Elizabeth Stevenson. Survived by sisters Hattie E. Huston and Minnie Rose, nieces Elizabeth Neilson, Bertie Duchouquette and Laureen Cathey, nephews Robert Huston and Curtis Stevenson. Mrs. Weber will lie in state Monday, April 1, 2002 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home Central. Chapel Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. at Martin Chapel. Pastor Canada officiating. Burial at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 2800 Pershing Dr., El Paso, Texas 79903.

 

HOWSLEY, KAY M. longtime resident of El Paso, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at the age of 68. She was preceded in death by her husband James Howsley and son Robert Howsley. Survived by her daughter Donna Bullard, sister Mary Lynn Chester and her husband Leon, grandchildren James Robert Bullard and Ashley Cress Bullard, niece Brenda Chester Bingham and grandniece Kyndal Bingham. Visitation will be held Sunday, March 31, 2002 from 2:00 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home West. Funeral Service will be held Monday, April 1, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home West. Her family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Interment will follow at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery.

 



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