In Memoriam

Obituaries

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
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Ascended to Duende Heaven on January 15, 2021.She was preceded in death by her beloved mother and father. Elvira l. Vialpando Martinez and Preciliano Martinez, Grandparents Teofila and Jose Vialpando, Susana and Elias Martinez. Audrey is survived by her loving husband Pablo Quintana and her beloved children and grandchildren.

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Age 91, a resident of Cerro, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on January 24, 2021. He was preceded in death by his wife Martha Mascarenas;

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Age 58, a resident of Taos, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on January 14, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, David Manuel and Lytia Herrera.

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Age 48, was a beloved daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, and mother of five children, who passed away unexpectedly on January 14, 2021.  Melissa was born on December 3, 1972 and was raised in Taos, New Mexico.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021
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Age 61, a resident of Taos, passed away peacefully on January 19, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Ramona Piper;

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Age 87, passed away on January 15, 2021.  She was born on March 5, 1933, in Melbourne, Australia. RoseMary came to Dixon in late 1969 with her husband, Stan, who she met on Crete, via Ireland, where their son Adam was born, and via San Francisco.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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Age 68, of Taos passed away unexpectedly on January 12, 2021.  Andrea was born on May 14, 1952 in Indianapolis, Indiana of parents Orville and Violet Saylors.

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On July 15, 1930, Mabel Grant Torres was born in Ranchos de Taos, NM, to Edward and Elva (Morgas) Grant.

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Age 81, of El Valle passed away on January 10, 2021.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Jacobo and Elaisa Romero.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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Age 50, a resident of Taos passed away peacefully on January 14, 2021. She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Vito Fresquez and Eugenio Rael; great-grandparents, Jesse J. and Mary R. Vigil and Manuel and Antonia Fresquez; aunts and uncles, Luis C. and Lydia Martinez and Senaida R. Vigil;

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Our beautiful and precious wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Josephine “Josie” Garcia, peacefully went to be with Our Dear Lord on Friday, January 8th, 2021, she was surrounded by her loving family.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
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The town of Taos has lost a beloved member of our community. On Friday, January 8th, 2021, Carolyn (CJ) Johnson died at home in Ranchos de Taos after a brief, but intense battle with cancer. She was 75 years old. CJ is survived by her beloved life partner, Ethel Chapel, with whom she found great happiness in her last few years of life.

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Age 99, of La Placita, New Mexico was peacefully called home to our Heavenly Father on January 7, 2021 after a long and healthy life.  Mr. Gonzales was born on November 30, 1921 in Vadito, New Mexico to Rubel and Evangelina Gonzales.

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Age 44, passed away December 26, 2020 in Angel Fire, NM. Kellie was born in Stone Mountain, GA September 29, 1976. Kellie was preceded in death by her husband Morgan Prindle in 2019. While attending Lakeland Union High School in Minocqua, WI Kellie was drawn to aviation which led to her earning a private pilot’s license at the age of 18.

 
 

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021
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Passed away unexpectedly on December 31, 2020.    He is preceded in death by his loving wife and best friend of 52 years, Maria Chavez Medina, his parents, Juan Manuel and Adelina Medina and his beautiful granddaughter, Patricia Medina.

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Age 96, of Questa, New Mexico passed To his eternal home after a brief illness with his family at his side. He is preceded in death by his parents and other beloved family members.

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Age74, of Taos died unexpectedly on December 30th, 2020.  Susan had a successful professional career in technology. She managed Corporate Sales at Illinois Bell and then at A.T. & T. where she is credited with helping launch the emergency 911 service in the Chicago area. She also enjoyed an assignment with A.T. & T. subsidiary Olivetti in Milan, Italy.

Tuesday, January 05, 2021
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Age 44, of Ranchos de Taos passed away unexpectedly on December 29, 2020.  She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Ernesto Velarde, Flavio and Anita Abeyta, Bences and Corina Maestas, in laws, JoAnne and Rudy Montoya. 

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Was born in Chicago on December 9, 1965. He moved to Iowa City in 1985 and to Taos, NM in 1995. He was an active member of the 12-step community. Daryl overcame great adversity in his life. He was a writer who dreamed his life and work would give courage and hope to others who had suffered hardship.

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Tuesday, January 05, 2021
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Age 79, a resident of Cañon, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on January 1, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband Ruben Cordova; parents Patricio and Beatrice Romero;

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Age 79, of Llano Quemado passed away on December 29, 2020.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Eloisa Romero, in laws, Manuel and Alicia Ortiz, sisters, Lillian, Aurora “Guera” Martinez (Freddie), Delcie Maes, sister in laws, Leonora Ortiz and Frances “Diana” Ortiz, nephews, Paul Maes and Manuel Ortiz III.

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Passed away at her residence surrounded by her family on Sunday, December 6, 2020. She was 87. Born in Las Vegas, NM, the only child to the late George and Mary (Terrill) McBride, Mary resided in Tijeras, NM, before moving to Doylestown, PA, in 2010.

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Age 82, a resident of Des Montes passed away peacefully at home on Christmas day. He was preceded in death by his parents Albino and Corina Sanchez;

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Born February 25,1922 in Los Cordovas, NM passed away on December 30, 2020. He is preceded in death by his loving wife Ana Chavez Valerio, his parents Luis Maria Gonzaga and Margarita (Martinez) Valerio, infant sister Stefania Valerio,

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Tuesday, January 05, 2021
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Of Arroyo Hondo passed away after a long illness on the early morning of December 15th, 2020. She was preceded by her parents Sharp Norvelle and Cecile LeBrun, and is survived by her son, Steven Lucas, and her granddaughter, Maranda Barry

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Age 47, a resident of Taos, passed away unexpectedly on December 28, 2020. He was preceded in death by his grandfather Eusebio Martinez. Jesse is survived by his mother Pia Coronado;

Monday, December 28, 2020
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December 31, 1938 – December 25, 2020

Our wonderful, amazing, cherished wife, mother, sister, grandma, and most of all best friend joined her beloved husband Leroy, Viejo as she called him, on Christmas day from the comfort of her own home. Cora was a treasured soul whom instilled her loving touch on everyone’s heart as soon as you met her or she spoke with you.

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Age 95, a resident of Mondragon Canyon, passed away peacefully on December 24, 2020. Fedelina was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt and friend.  She retired from the Mora Public Schools as a food service worker. 

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Age 49, a resident of Ranchos De Taos, passed away unexpectedly on December 25, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, Francis and Beatrice Valerio.