In Memoriam

Obituaries

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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Passed away peacefully on Wednesday April 7, 2021 at his home in Chamisal.  Mike was born October 2, 1934 in Llano San Juan, New Mexico, to Procopio and Elbiria Roybal.

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Passed away on April 3, 2021 after a long fight with Leukemia and vascular dementia.  He was 86.  Robert Bond de Silva was born on April 29, 1934 in Hilo, Hawaii and moved to California with his family as a teenager during WWII.

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Age 77 was a longtime resident of McIntosh NM and a previous longtime resident of Taos New Mexico Gilbert Sanchez was born on February 6th 1944 to Eufelio and Adonelia  in Taos NM.

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Age 89, of Las Cruces, passed away on Monday, April 5, 2021 surrounded by his 5 living children.  Felipe was born on June16,1931 to Felipe and Fidelia Medina in Questa, New Mexico as the fourth of eleven children.

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 Age 18, a resident of Ranchos de Taos, passed away unexpectedly on April 3, 2021. He was preceded in death by his great-grandmother’s Esther King and Dorothy Gutierrez; great-grandfather Patricio Archuleta; grandmother Rubie O’Neal;

Obituaries

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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Age 72, peacefully passed away after a short illness on Monday, February 22, 2021 in Taos, New Mexico.  On December 17, 1948 he was born to the late Charles Ira Moses and June (Swihart) Moses in Bucyrus, Ohio.  He was a former native of Wyandot County and graduated from Upper Sandusky High School in 1967.

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Our beloved mother and grandmother, Ciria Martinez age 51, a resident of Ranchos de Taos, passed away on April 5, 2021 in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her family.

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While on a vacation of a lifetime, Ben unexpectedly passed away March 29, 2021 at the young age of 32 in San Diego, CA surrounded by loved ones.

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear aunt, Eulalia Garcia (Lalie) as she was known to her family, was born in Questa on November 12, 1917, and passed away peacefully at home on April 4th, 2021 at the age of 103.

Monday, April 12, 2021
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Funeral arrangements update: We ask that you follow all pandemic guidelines - Rosary on Friday, April 16th at 7:00pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Funeral Service on Saturday, April 17th at 10:00am also at OLOG. Internment at Nuestra Señora de Dolores cemetery in Cañon. Thank you.

Obituaries

Tuesday, April 06, 2021
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Our beloved mother and grandmother, Ciria Martinez age 51, a resident of Ranchos de Taos, passed away on April 5, 2021 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her family.

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Died peacefully at home in Portland, OR, on December 12, 2020.  In the few weeks following an unexpected terminal diagnosis, she chose to be cared for by her beloveds: husband John Miller, daughter Sora Brodie and a few close friends, with compassionate support from hospice caregivers. Sally was born, raised and lived much of her life in Dallas, TX, where she applied her knowledge of art and nature to designing landscapes using native plants.

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Matt is in heaven now, surely wandering around looking for new friends, just like always.

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Age 84, a resident of Questa, passed away peacefully on March 27, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents Jose Antonio and Stella Rael; siblings Rodolfo Rael, Alfonso Rael, Eva Gallegos, Ofelia Ortiz, Jacobo Rael and Fred Rael. Jose proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.

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Also known as El Fosforo, age 90, a resident of Lama, born in Chamisal, passed away unexpectedly on March 27, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents Alejandro and Remedios Cordova;

 
 

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Tuesday, April 06, 2021
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Age 84, A resident of El Prado, passed away peacefully on March 24th, 2021. Connie was born on January 9th, 1937 in Dixon, New Mexico to Ernest and Rosanna Martinez.  Connie went to McCurdy Mission School for six years and attended Taos High School and graduated in 1956. She also attended Brigham Young University.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
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On Thursday, March 25, 2021, Ronald Gene Pockrandt, loving father and grandfather, passed away at the age of 83. Ron was born on February 3, 1938 in Los Angeles, CA to Hubert and Elizabeth Pockrandt. Ron served his country, by joining the United States Navy, when he was 17.

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Of Lower Ranchitos, passed away peacefully on March 25, 2021 surrounded by her family.  Carla was born April 4, 1948, in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico to Carolina Cortez and Eliseo Miera and is preceded in death by her parents, her brother Daniel (Cecelia) Cortez, nephew Ronnie Tafoya, mother and father-in-law, Don and Soledad Graham; brother-in-law, Toby Graham, sisters-in- law, Sally Graham, Delia Graham, Roni Romo and Betty Tafoya.

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Our baby unexpectedly passed away Thursday, March 25, 2021. at the age of 19. Jacob is survived by his family Zuriel (mama) Alex (pops) Isabella (shishy) Eli (sister) and Romeo (romie).

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021
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Age 84, of Talpa passed away peacefully on March 19, 2021 at Holy Cross Hospital, with his wife by his side. Richard was a retired Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. He served as a Boom Operator during the Vietnam War. He received six commendations and the Distinguished Flying Cross Medal for his honorable service.

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Age 64, of Ranchos De Taos passed away peacefully and surrounded by his entire family on the evening of March 24, 2021. Jose and Maria Sisneros were blessed with his birth on September 16, 1956 in Embudo, New Mexico.

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Passed away on March 17, 2021. She was born in Tooele, Utah on June 19, 1945. She grew up in San Cristobal and was recently living in Albuquerque.

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Age 84, a resident of Questa, NM, passed away peacefully on March 15, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband Vito Rael; parents Eloy and Manuelita Rael; parents-in-law Enriques and Adonaisa Rael; brother Epimenio Rael;

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
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Age 62, a resident of Ranchos de Taos, passed away on March 18, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents Octaviano and Andreita Romero; siblings Enrique Romero, Vivian Romero and Christine Romero; brother-in-law William Aguirre and sister-in-law Betty Romero; and son-in-law Valentin Espinoza, Jr. David served his country proudly in the U.S. Marine Corps.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021
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Age 67, a resident of Carson, passed away due to natural causes on March 11, 2021. Bob was a well known woodturner and furniture maker for most of his life. Some of his pieces can be found in national museums and in the hands of collectors of such work.

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 Age 55, a resident of Ranchos de Taos, passed away unexpectedly on March 15, 2021. Joe was born on April 30, 1965, he was the seventh eldest of eleven children.

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‘Walked on’ from his home in Las Vegas, NV on February 14, 2021 after a brief illness. Art’s family and many friends mourn his premature passing, but mostly the loss of a cherished husband, brother, uncle, friend, colleague, and mentor.

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Age 56, a resident of Taos, passed away unexpectedly on March 12, 2021. He was preceded in death by his father Toby Santistevan; grandparents Lee and Isabel Romero; and Ruben and Delia Santistevan. Derrick is survived by his son Richard Espinoza (Alene);

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With his family at his bedside passed away on Friday, March 12, 2021 and is now joined in eternal love with his loving wife of sixty-four years Alicia.  Pete was born on September 5, 1929 to Juan B. and Soraida Pacheco in Chamisal, NM.