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Monday, January 17, 2022
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On Monday, January 10th, 2022, Urban R. Romero Jr; loving husband, father, grandfather, and proud Vietnam veteran passed away at the age of 80. Urban was born on July 14th, 1941 in Talpa. He served his country with great pride (2 years in Vietnam for the US Army and 4 years with the US National Guard).

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Age 69, of Taos and Albuquerque, NM. On January 03,2022 our dearly beloved brother Gil James Vigil (Jimmy aka Biz) went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Gil was born in 1952. Gil was born to Arthur E. Vigil and Senaida Vigil. Gil graduated from Menaul High School in 1970. He enlisted into the Navy in 1971 and served 6 years in the Navy. Two of those years were in the Navy Nurse Corps.

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Age 67, of Taos, NM passed away unexpectedly January 11th, 2022. He is preceded in death by his parents, Edwardo A. Romero and Teresa Romero, son, Edwardo A. Romero III, sisters, Cora Romero and Teresa Reyes, in-laws, Teodoro and Tillie Romero, brother-in-laws, Andres “Leroy” Romero, Alfredo Romero, and Ruben J. Romero, sister-in-law, Angela Jones.

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Passed away on January 5, 2022 at home in Taos, New Mexico, he was 86 years old. Angelo, as he was known, was a kind and loving man who enjoyed listening to jazz and watching game shows with his wife. He was much admired for his quiet strength by his family.  He was a veteran and a small business owner.

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Was born in Amarillo, Texas and left peacefully on January 11, 2022 after suffering from pancreatic cancer. Frank graduated from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas with a Ph.D. in Psychology. He had a private practice, worked with inmates in prison, and retired as the 504 Coordinator from the Plano Independent Schools.

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Monday, January 17, 2022
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(1954 - 2021) Man with a moving camera Tadeusz (Ted) Ciesielski, was born in Warsaw, Poland on June 15, 1954. He spent his childhood and youth in Warsaw in the family with a twin sister and an older  brother. From early days he was interested in photography and film, and his biggest dream was to make movies.

Thursday, January 13, 2022
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Age 89, of Albuquerque, passed away January 3rd, 2022. He is preceded in death by his parents, Fermor and Peggy Pond Church and his brothers Ted and Allen Church. He is survived by his children Julia Church Hoffman, Eric Church and Leigh Church and wife Kathleen Church whom he adored and was married to for 66 years. Hugh was born in Santa Fe and was raised in Los Alamos and Taos. He graduated from Taos High School in 1950 and earned advanced degrees at UNM and UCLA.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
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Translated on January 9th, 2022 at home in Costilla, New Mexico after a long battle with cancer.  Richard showed his courage in facing these challenges with grit and a sense of humor until the end. Richard was born in Natick, Massachusetts on July 10th 1953 to Doris and Kenneth Blair.  Richard moved to Taos in 1973.

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Was born in March 1942 in Newark, NJ and was the oldest of 4 children. The Cetrulo Family was well known for their high achievement in the sport of fencing, and Steve followed in the tradition. During his high school years, Steve and his cousin Gerald led their Barringer HS team to multiple NJ state and National Championships.

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Age 35, a resident of El Prado, passed way unexpectedly January 1, 2022. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Eleanor Visarriagas; Edwardo & Rafelita Visarriagas; uncle Juan Visarriagas; and great-grandmother Emma Duran. Lawrence was a fun, loving, outgoing man, with many talents, especially art.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022
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Age 59 a resident of Taos, passed away unexpectedly on January 4, 2022. He is survived by his mother Ruby; son Diego (Miriam) and grandchildren; Nicholous and Shaolin.

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Aged 84, born May 2nd, 1937, passed away peacefully the evening of January 3rd, 2022.   He had been a visitor with his family to Taos Canyon since the early 40’s, eventually becoming a permanent resident with his family in the 70’s.

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Age 69, a resident of Taos, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on December 27, 2021.

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Age 62, a resident of Llano Quemado, passed away peacefully on December 30, 2021.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Pacomio Mondragon Sr, father, George Romero, and infant son, Jose Maria Mondragon.  Clorinda was a fun-loving woman who loved to help others in need, she was very outgoings and loved telling jokes.

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Age 91, of Talpa went home to our Lord peacefully on the evening of January 1, 2022. Guillermo was born in Talpa, New Mexico on 6 July 1930. He proudly served in the Army attaining the rank of Private First Class during the Korean War.

 
 

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022
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Age 83, of Talpa passed away on January 05, 2022.  She was a loving wife and mother, a great cook and a beloved NY Yankee fan for 70 years.

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Passed away peacefully on January 2, 2022. She is survived by children Lawrence (Faride), Michael, Andrew (Lorrie), Marian (Frank), Peter (Janet), Bernadette, and Geraldine (Joe). Delia is survived by 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

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It is with extreme sadness that the Deveaux Family announce the passing of  Beatrice D. Deveaux on January 3, 2022, in Taos, New Mexico. Beatrice was born in Taos on April 19, 1924 to Louisa and Joseph A. DesGeorges. She is preceded in death by her parents and seven of her nine siblings:  Joe, Pat, Eddie, Louis and Ernest DesGeorges, Juanita Montoya and Margaret Cordoba.

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Age 77, born and raised in Taos, NM. He went to be with his father in heaven on December 30th, 2021. Preceded in death with his mom, Delia, dad, Eloy, sister, Polly, and brother, Eloy Jr. Frank was first a man of God– he lived to serve, study, and spread the gospel of Christ. He was also a passionate woodcarver - spending countless hours creating sculptures.

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Of Taos, NM died peacefully January 4th, 2022 at the home of her long time partner Bruce Kennard. Marcia was born in Fillmore, Utah on August 29, 1952; she died after a short illness. She is preceded in death by her beloved daughter Jamie Lynn Flores.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022
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Was born November 1, 1924 in Des Moines, Iowa and passed away peacefully on January 3, 2022.  She was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother who is survived by two of her three sons:  Dana Cattell Shriver (Donna), and William Carl Shriver, along with her seven grandchildren:  Rachel Lewis, Benjamin Shriver, Dallas Shriver, Patrick Shriver, Jonathan Shriver, Patricia Shriver, Lennon Shriver and three great-grandchildren: Landon Lewis, Enzo Shriver and Max Shriver.

Thursday, January 06, 2022
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Former Taos physician and surgeon Dr. Stephen Cetrulo died at his home in Taos County on New Year's Day (Jan. 1) from cardiac arrest, according to family. He was 79. Dr. Cetrulo was a general …

Tuesday, January 04, 2022
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Age 74, a resident of Questa, NM passed away unexpectedly December 27, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents Jose & Rose Cintas; brothers Larry and Orlando Cintas; and his parents-in-law Alberto & Josephine Ortega. Antonio was an avid hunter and loved fishing with his grandkids.

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Of Taos, NM passed unexpectedly and was taken to our Lord on December 31st, 2021.  He was preceded in death by his son Edward Baca; parents Viola and Fidencio Baca; infant sister Christina; brothers Alex and Luis Baca.  He is also preceded in death by in-laws Felonis and Max Mondragon; brothers-in-law Danny, Bonnie and Charlie; sister-in-law Barbara Mondragon, and God sister Anna DeVargas Garcia; and sons-in-law Frank Rivera and Joseph Martinez Jr.

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Was born on May 13, 1939 in Llano Quemado, Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico in the home of his maternal grandparents, Maximiano and Celina Graham Romero, to Gaspar O. and Vivian Romero Naranjo.  His paternal grandparents were Reyes and Maria Encarnacion Naranjo, of Chimayo.

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Tuesday, January 04, 2022
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Passed away peacefully on Dec.9th. 2021 Just 17 days shy of  turning 94. Gilbert was born in Park city Utah, and raised in Questa New Mexico.

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Age 99 Passed away on December 20th, 2021 peacefully in Colorado Springs, CO. She was formerly from Questa, NM. She was born on October 5th, 1922 to Victor Cisneros & Catalina Bailon.

Tuesday, December 28, 2021
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(also known as Flip or Fichas) Phillippi, of Tres Piedras, New Mexico, passed away on December 15, 2021, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the age of 90. LeRoy was born Kenneth Leroy Phillippi on November 26, 1931, in his grandparents’ home in Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico, to Keith Phillippi and Maria Cleotilde Prandi y Rael.

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The small communities of Amalia and Costilla are mourning the loss of a mother, sister, grandmother, friend, and much more.  Barbara Molina Lucero passed away peacefully and unexpectedly on December 15, 2021.She was preceded in death by her parents Malaquias and Natividad Lucero.

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Evalena, a well-known artist, passed away peacefully in her Taos home after an extended illness. She was born in Fort Sumner, New Mexico, the fifth daughter of Paul W. and Irene Johnston. Evalena attended Tucumcari, NM public schools, graduating in 1954.