Miscellaneous Chaves County, New Mexico Obituaries - 2001

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Richard Jack McPherson
A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 31, in South Park Cemetery for Richard Jack McPherson, 59, of Roswell who passed away Sunday, May 27, 2001, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. The Rev. Troy Berg of the River of Life Church will conduct the services.
Richard was born June 1, 1941, to E.P. “Dick” and Rachel Mae Gilliland McPherson and married Martha Turner July 12, 1959, in Roswell. Richard and Martha moved away for a while, but returned to Roswell in 1989 from Fort Worth. Richard worked as a heavy equipment operator in the construction business and was a member of the River of Life Church.
His parents, Dick and Rachel McPherson, a son, Jack E. McPherson, and two grandchildren, Justine McPherson and Tosha M. Dickey, preceded Richard in death.
Richard is survived by his wife, Martha, of the home; a son, Ted B. McPherson of Alvarado, Texas; two daughters, Rickie Jean McPherson Cassady of Mansfield, Texas, and Venus K. McPherson Wooddell of Roswell; two sisters, Catherine Graves of Roswell and Carolyn Wilson of Rio Rancho; seven grandchildren, Jacob Richard McPherson, Brian Ted McPherson, Christina Cassady, James Earl Wooddell, Tina M. Wooddell, Keisha N. McPherson and Terrie Jo McPherson Paris.
Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

Nellie J. Gallegos
CARRIZOZO — Visitation for Nellie J. Gallegos, 61, of Carrizozo will be from 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at Santa Rita’s Catholic Church in Carrizozo. Prayer service will be at 7:30 p.m. The funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 1, also at Santa Rita’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Dave Bergs.
Mrs. Gallegos died Sunday, May 27, 2001, at her home in Carrizozo. She was born Jan. 1, 1940, in Capitan and lived in Lincoln County all her life. She was a member of Santa Rita’s Catholic Church.
She married Carlos P. Gallegos April 16, 1960, in Carrizozo.
She is survived by her husband, Carlos P. Gallegos of Carrizozo; three sons, Charley Gallegos of Las Cruces, Johnny Gallegos of Roswell and Ruben Gallegos of Albuquerque; two daughters, Charlotte Rowin and Berline Clay, both of Carrizozo.
Also surviving are seven brothers, Jesus Padilla of Roswell, Pete Padilla of Carrizozo, Johnny “Merejilo” Padilla, Joe Day Padilla, Albert Padilla and Fernando Padilla, all of Roswell and Bobby Padilla of Albuquerque; three sisters, Beatrice Barreras, Virginia Padilla and Mabel Fuentes, all of Roswell; and seven grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Andrew Gallegos, in 1993.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel of Ruidoso.

Joseph O. Gawn
No services are scheduled at this time for Joseph O. Gawn, 77, of Roswell who passed away May 28, 2001, at a local nursing home.
Joseph was born July 31, 1923, in Elyria, Ohio, to Harry and Marie Schultz Gawn. Both parents preceded him in death. His wife, Edna Gawn, also preceded him in death.
Survivors include two daughters, Jodi Scott of Bainbridge, Ga., and Kay Lynn Martin of Springfield, Va.
Mr. Gawn had been employed with Florida law enforcement for many years. He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Marines in the South Pacific.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Larry Brian Mitchell
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at the Gallup Christian Center for Larry Brian Mitchell, 23, of Gallup who passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2001. The Rev. Jeff Symonds will officiate. Visitation is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at Rollie Mortuary.
Larry was born Sept. 27, 1977, in Roswell. He graduated from Hobbs High School. Larry was employed with the Gallup City Police Department as a corporal at the time of his death.
He was preceded in death by maternal grandmother, Anna Marie Summers; maternal grandfather, Foye Summers; paternal grandfather, Doy Mitchell.
Survivors include his wife, Erica Mitchell, of Gallup; father, Larry D. Mitchell, of Gallup; mother, Kathy A. Mitchell, of Gallup; a son, Dylan Erick Mitchell, of Gallup; a brother, Robert Buck Mitchell, of Gallup; a sister, Jennifer Whitcamp, of Roswell; paternal grandmother, Charlene Mitchell, of Roswell; father-in-law, Jose Torrez, of Gallup; and mother-in-law, Maria Torrez, of Gallup.
Pallbearers include Evan Gasparich, Alex Hinson, Jim Lehner, Michael Mitchell, Robert Mitchell and Raymond Mulligan. Honorary pallbearer is Terry Leet.
Arrangements are under the direction of Rollie Mortuary.

Jack Harry Kennard
Graveside services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at South Park Cemetery for Jack Harry Kennard, 66, who passed away Saturday, May 26, 2001, at his home.
The Rev. Rod Foster of Apostolic Bible Church will officiate.
Jack was born Aug. 8, 1934, in Elkton, Md., to Clarence and Mary Kennard, both of whom have preceded him in death. Jack came from a large family of 13 brothers and sisters. Jack married Shirley May Might in 1953, who preceded him in death in 1976.
Survivors include his six sons, Freddy and wife, Becky, of Roundrock, Texas, Jackie and wife, Ann, of Albuquerque, Dale and wife, Tami, of Roswell, Tony and wife, Kim, of Roswell, Tim and wife, Marlene, of Broken Arrow, Okla., Steven and wife, Teresa, of Pasadena, Texas; grandchildren, Eric (who preceded him in death), Scott, Michelle, Michael, Brittney, Justin, Casey, Wendy, Lauren, Nathan, Jared, Ashlyn, Joshua, Zachary, John, Dusty, Clay, Brett, Zachary, Aubrey, Blake and Brooke; and four great-grandchildren.
Jack was the owner of a successful sign company, Dalco Electric, in Roswell for many years. Jack later moved to Austin, where he proceeded in the electric business until he chose to move back to Roswell for health reasons. Jack was a member of Apostolic Bible Church.
The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. Saturday at Jack’s home.
Jack was a great friend and a loving father and truly will be missed.

Marian Lum
Marian Lum, 78, a resident of El Castillo, passed away May 25, 2001, due to an extended illness and cancer.
Marian was born in Colorado Springs, Colo., in 1922. She graduated from the University of Colorado and was a member of Alpha Chi Omega. She married William B. Lum Jr. in 1946 and lived in Roswell, where she was a housewife, bookkeeper and school teacher. She was married for 35 years until his death in 1979.
She then returned to Colorado Springs and married Rush L. Young in 1983. Being retired, she pursued her interests in poetry and painting. Upon her husband’s death in 1995, she chose to move to Santa Fe.
She is survived by her son, Terry Lum; her niece, Paula Hales; her nephew, Jerry Woodard; and the Bond family, Dow, Gail, Benton and Dow Jr. of Taos. Special thanks to the Manuel Martinez family of Roswell.
Marian has many friends at El Castillo whom she loved dearly.
A remembrance service for Marian will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at El Castillo, 250 E. Alameda, in the community center.

Lee Edward Webb
Services are scheduled for Lee Edward Webb at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, in the Anderson-Bethany Funeral Chapel with Brother Early Cannon, minister of Elm Street Church of Christ, officiating. Lee passed away Thursday, May 30, 2001, in Springfield, Mo.
Lee was born June 12, 1966, to Edward and Vera Reese Webb here in Roswell. Lee attended school in Roswell and Las Cruces. His favorite things to do were hang out with his friends and listen to music. He had moved to Springfield and worked as a maintenance repairman.
He is survived by two daughters, Rose and Lisa Hinijos of Las Cruces; his mother, Vera L. Allen of Roswell; his father, Edward Webb of Hobbs; one sister, Rebecca Maxwell of Roswell; three brothers, Floyd Reese of Fort Worth, James Webb of Roswell and Edward Webb Jr. of Springfield; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Nathan Brook, George Rabb, Rudy Andazola, Jack Williams Ill, George Rodrigues and Anabal Boquiaz.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Willie Andazola, Antwone Williams and Jackie Williams.
Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

Roy Avis Peyton Sr.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, at Bethel Baptist Church for Roy Avis Peyton Sr., 82, of Bethany, Okla., formerly of Roswell, who went to be with his Lord Thursday, May 30, 2001, in Bethany. The Rev. Don Hayhurst of Bethel Baptist Church will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Butch Neal of Bethel Baptist Church. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Roy was born Jan. 30, 1919, in Fayette County, W.Va., to Joseph Herman and Nellie Raynes Peyton. They preceded him in death.
He married Margie Hale March 31, 1945, in Roswell. She survives him at the family home.
Survivors include one son, Roy A. Peyton Jr. of Bethany; one daughter, Karen Blasdel of Akron, Ohio; one brother, W.R. Peyton of Charleston, W.Va.; two sisters, Edith Mauterer of GulfPort, Miss., and Eula McLaughlin of Lake City, Fla.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Roy had been a Roswell resident for 39 years before moving to Oklahoma. He had been employed for 16 years by Chaves County as advalorum tax appraiser and tax assessor. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bethany, the American Legion Post No. 28 and the RAAF.
Pallbearers will be Ruben Briseno, Jerry Luck, Andy Edwards, Stan Cunningham, Gaylon Martin, Gene Neff, O.C. Ray and Bob Slavens.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

E.A. ‘Bud’ Baehl
E.A. “Bud” Baehl died Saturday, June 2, 2001. Mr. Baehl was born June 21, 1905, in Leavenworth, Kan., to Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Baehl.
He was married June 30, 1934, in Milwaukee to Geneva V. Muldowney who died Nov. 21, 1999.
Bud graduated form Marquette University in 1930 as a civil engineer and was a registered professional engineer in the state of Wisconsin. He had 37 years of service with Wisconsin Bell Telephone Co. in various engineering and management assignments. He retired and moved to Roswell in 1969 and was active in the affairs of AARP for 10 years. He was also a board member of the local Roswell library.
He is survived by his son, Robert Baehl of Charlotte, N.C.; daughter, Anne Gaydos of San Antonio; eight grandchildren, Deborah Klein of
Woodbridge, Va., Krystyn Hargrave of Federal Way, Wash., Laurie Vandenbush and Douglas Ensinger of Waukesha, Wis., Noel Black of Minneapolis, Robert E. Baehl of Millington, N.J., Kelly Baehl and Michael Baehl of Charlotte; eight great- grandchildren, Jessica and Angela Chapman, Dean Hargrave, Breanna and Emily Vandenbush, Mary Kate, Brendan and Bridget Baehl; and two sisters, Mrs. Frances Johnson of Hemmet, Calif., and Mrs. Charlotte Balusek of San Antonio.
A memorial mass will be held at 9 a.m., Tuesday, June 5, at The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church. Bud will be cremated.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Assurance Home at 1000 E. 18th St., Roswell, NM 88201.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ballard Funeral Home.

Elias Guajaca
A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today June 5, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church for Elias Guajaca, 71, who was called to Heaven by his Savior Saturday, June 2, 2001. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with Father Juan Montoya O.F.M., officiating. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Viewing will be from 3-6 p.m. today, June 5, at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.
Elias was born in Hagerman Nov. 30, 1929, to Federico and Louisa Delgado Guajaca. Elias moved to Roswell from the Hagerman-Lake Arthur area 51 years ago. He and his wife of 51 years, Patricia Hernandez Guajaca, were married Dec. 18, 1949, at St. John’s here. Elias retired from the city of Roswell after many years of service to the community.
He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, the Cursillo Movement, Los Crusados, a Eucharistic Minister, a member of a small Bible study group and a past member of the Holy Name Society.
Elias never met a stranger, he had a kind word for everyone, loved the Lord, continually served Him and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Elias leaves behind his wife, Patricia of the home; three sons, Freddie Guajaca of Elk Grove, Calif., Richard Guajaca of Roswell and Anthony Guajaca and his wife, Kathy, of Roswell; four daughters, Miquela Rue, Frances Lucero and her husband, Bob, Patricia Coronado and her husband, Rick, and Lydia Guajaca, all of Roswell; and four brothers, Frank Guajaca and his wife, Violeta, of Miami, Ariz., Fred “Lico” Guajaca and his wife, Barbara, of Torrance, Calif., Emilio Guajaca and his wife, Carmen, of Long Beach, Calif., and Reyes Guajaca and his wife, Mary, of Carson, Calif.
He is also survived by 16 grandchildren, Mario Rue, Melissa Rue, Jeremy Ramirez, Jonathan Ramirez, Gabriel Lucero, Mary Ann Lucero, Yvette Lucero, Camille Coronado, Nick Guajaca, Richard Guajaca Jr., Chris Guajaca, Matthew Guajaca, Vincent Guajaca, Izaak Guajaca, Izaiah Guajaca, Jessi Hernandez; four great-granddaughters, “his little china dolls”, Mercedes Rue, Anissa Rae Munoz, Arianna Sanchez and Annelise Guajaca; and many, many loving friends and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Elena Anaya; and a brother, Hilario Guajaca.
Pallbearers will be Rick Coronado, Bob Lucero, Mario Rue, Nick Guajaca, Gabriel Lucero, Richard Guajaca Jr. and Chris Guajaca.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jesus Montes, Ben Lara, Fred Lujan, George Flores, Joe “Popo” Herrera, Danny Castro and Dr. Reynaldo Martinez.
Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

A Letter Home
Dear Family, I am writing a special letter just to you.
I want to tell you not to cry, I’ve made it safely through.
Please know that I am happy sitting here at Jesus’ knee where all the hosts of heaven sing and worship God with me.
It’s so beautiful in heaven and so peaceful here I know that even if I could come back, I wouldn’t want to go.
The street is paved with purest gold, the trees forever green; there’s a river flowing from God’s throne that’s crystal clear and clean.
I have a mansion of my own, I’m filled with joy and praise; I listen to sweet music and my voice in anthems raise.
My vision’s 20/20 and my ears hear every sound; I see feet that once were crippled now walk firmly on the ground.
The old are young and lively; there’s no tears to fill my eyes... all the glories God has promised have come true beyond the skies.
I have everything I need now so dear family, don’t feel blue.
I’m writing you this letter just to say ... I still love you.
I’ll be waiting here in Heaven for us to meet again someday and I pray that you’ll stay ready to be quickly caught away.
But until the trumpet’s sounding and the sky is opened wide, please don’t cry for me, my loved ones ... I am safe by Jesus’ side.

Robert Henderson Thomas
A military graveside service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, at South Park Cemetery for Robert Henderson Thomas, 88, of Roswell who passed away June 2, 2001, at his home. Dr. Onsy Whicker of Tabernacle Baptist Church will officiate assisted by Robert V. Thomas. Military rites will be conducted by the Roswell Veteran’s Honor Guard.
Robert was born July 7, 1912, in Pittsburg, Texas, to Ruben and Samantha Thomas. In 1941 he married Zola Thomas in Roswell. She preceded him in death as well as both parents.
Robert was a World War II veteran with the 101 St Airborne division. He was a retired fireman and a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church as well as a member of the V.F.W.
Survivors include his son, Robert E. Thomas; daughter, Jennifer Michelle McCoy, sisters, Vivian, Aline and Pearl; seven grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ballard Funeral Home.

Savanah Leigh Fletcher
Private family memorial services will be held at a later date for Savanah Leigh Fletcher, newborn infant daughter of Sean and Danielle Martin Fletcher, who passed away June 3, 2001, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.
Savanah was born June 3, 2001, in Roswell to Sean and Danielle Fletcher who survive her at the family home.
Other survivors include a brother, Joseph Fletcher of Roswell; and a sister, Alexis Fletcher of Roswell.
She is also survived by her paternal grandparents, Don and Judy Fletcher of Roswell and paternal great-grandmother, Geneva Adams of Roswell; maternal grandparents, Ed and Barbara Martin of Artesia and maternal great-grandparents, Martin and Joyce Gardner of Artesia.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Cynthia Lucia Perez
A visitation is scheduled from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, at Ballard Funeral Home for Cynthia Lucia Perez, 39, of Roswell who passed way June 3, 2001, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. Services will be held at a later date in Mexico.
Cynthia was born Dec. 12, 1961, in Durango, Mexico, to Anecleto Perez and Manuelita Chavarria. Both parents preceded her in death.
Cynthia had been a resident of Roswell for the past 13 years and worked at Levis and Nova BUS for a number of years. Cynthia was currently a homemaker, a loving wife and mother who will be dearly missed.
Survivors include her husband, Luis Coronado of Roswell; son, Ivan Yanez Perez of Mexico; daughters, Clarisa lsela Perez of Mexico, Mariasol Coronado and Tania Mayte Coronado, both of Roswell; and one grandchild, Erick Rangel of Mexico.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ballard Funeral Home.

Edward T. Chatman
A military graveside service is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at South Park Cemetery for Edward T. Chatman, 79, of Roswell who passed away June 4, 2001, at a local nursing home. The Roswell Veteran’s Honor Guard will perform military rites.
Edward was born April 12, 1922, in White City, Texas, to John Chatman and Clementine Kennedy Chatman. Both parents preceded him in death.
February 24, 1967, Edward married Senona Balencia. She survives him at the family home.
Edward had been a resident of Roswell for the past 51 years and worked as a maintenance man for the city of Roswell until his retirement. He loved to hunt and fish and was well known for his barbecue. Edward took his recipe with him.
Survivors include his wife, Senona Chatman of Roswell; sons, Steve Chatman of Las Cruces and Evat Thomas Chatman of Texas; daughter, Clementine Harvey of Houston; brother, Elbert Chatman of Oakland, Calif.; sisters, Emma Jenkins of Dallas, Olivia Davis of Dallas and Vivian Wright of Houston; and several grandchildren.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ballard Funeral Home.

Martha Carpenter Collins Cotey
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Services will be held at Ballard Funeral home at 11 a.m. Friday, June 8, for Martha Carpenter Collins Cotey, 81, who passed away at St. Alexius Hospital in Hoffman Estates, Ill., June 3, 2001.
Martha was born in Lebanon, Tenn., to the daughter of William Hugh and Mattie Seay Carpenter Aug. 13, 1919. During infancy Martha and her family moved to Roswell where they resided in the “old family home” at Third and Orchard.
At that time, Mr. Carpenter began a vegetable truck farm business in Roswell that is currently known as Carpenter Nursery.
Martha was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, William Seay and Daniel E. Carpenter; a sister, Ann Elizabeth Entrop; her sister-in-law’s, Dorothy Carpenter and Elissa Reifsteck; her granddaughter,
Mary Diane Collins; and her late husbands, Jack Collins Sr. and Marvin Cotey.
She resided her last eight years with her son, Jack and his wife, Paula, in Wheeling, Illinois.
Martha is survived by one son, Jack Collins Jr. and his wife, Paula, and their five children, Diane, Keith, Jack III, Vince and Patty; one brother, Joseph Franklin Carpenter; five nieces, Kathleen Griffin, Patty Brandt, Joyce Malley, Jan Barnett and their spouses and Sue Ann Carpenter; two nephews, William H. Carpenter and Daniel Carpenter and their spouses; three step-children, Judy Sellick, Jim Cotey and their spouses and Joan Cotey; two grandchildren; and 13 great-nieces and nephews.
She attended Roswell public schools with her brothers and sister, and grew up here knowing many people who she considered her lifelong friends. Martha began her nursing career during her 40s and was known for her great care and giving to others, her artistic talent in quilting, her gift for story telling and her wonderful sense of humor.
She was a devoted daughter, sister, mother, aunt, wife, grand-mom and friend. Martha took great pride in her family heritage and always considered Roswell her “home.”
Dear Auntie Sue ... Mom ... Martha ... friend, we will miss you.
Local arrangements by Ballard Funeral Home.

Cesar Rodriguez
A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today, June 6, at St. John Catholic Church for Cesar Rodriguez, 11, of Roswell who passed away Sunday, June 3, 2001, at his home.
A mass is scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday, June 7, at St. John Catholic Church. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery. Fr. Juan Montoya O.F.M. will officiate.
Cesar was born March 17, 1990, in Roswell to Miguel Rodriguez and Rafaela Rivera Rodriguez. Both parents survive him at the family home.
Other survivors include his brother, Gerardo Rodriguez; sister Adriana Rodriguez; and grandparents Carmen Zamarripa De Rivera, Rafael Rivera Paniaqua, and Teresa Payande Rodriguez.
Pallbearers will be Alfredo Galvan, Eloy Rodriguez, Isabel Macharigui, Rafael Feliciano, Carlos Meza and Ruben Palomino.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ballard Funeral Home.

Helen Buffum Frederick
A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at Highland Baptist Church for Helen Buffum Frederick, 98, of Roswell who passed away June 4, 2001, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. The Rev. John Ogden will officiate.
Helen was born April 4, 1903, in Parsons, Kan., to Charles Albert Buffum and Anna Boatright Buffum.
Sept. 30, 1944, Helen married Morris P. Frederick in Roswell. He preceded her as well as both parents in death; one brother, Charles Buffum; and two sisters, Francis Buffum and Edith Buffum.
Helen has been a resident of Roswell since 1929. She was a homemaker, wife and mother. Helen was a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church. She was also a member of the Odd Fellows as well as Rebecka and Pythian Sisters.
Survivors include her sons, William A. Frederick and his wife, Jimmie, of Signal Hill, Calif., Frank B. “Corky” Frederick and his wife, Patti, of Albuquerque and Charles Albert Frederick and his wife, Kathy, of Roswell; five grandkids, Roy Frederick, Robert Frederick, Virginia Frederick, Lee Frederick and Cory Frederick; and two great-grandkids, Kayley Frederick and Ridge Frederick.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Odd Fellow Lodge.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ballard Funeral Home.

Oza Gentry Holcomb
Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, June 8, at Pinon Church of Christ for Oza Gentry Holcolm, 90, of Pinon who passed away Saturday, June 2, 2001, at a Roswell nursing home. Ralph Skelton of Pinon Church of Christ will officiate. Interment will be in the Avis Cemetery.
Oza was born July 30, 1910, near Weed to Elmer Whit and Edith Margaret Strang Atkins. They preceded her in death, as did her husbands, John W. Gentry and Basil Holcomb and two brothers, Charlie and Frankie Atkins.
She is survived by her daughters, Dinnie Tosh; her husbands, Charles of Belen and Frankie Lacer of Roswell; one step-daughter, JoAnn Stringfield of Weed; one sister, Pearl Daughtery of Chinese Camp, Calif.; four grandchildren, Janice Kendall of Clovis, Steven Tosh of Aledo, Texas, Sue Bennink of Lubbock and Mike Lacer of Saginaw, Mich.; 12 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews and many friends.
Oza had been a rancher and a member of the Church of Christ. She spent almost 50 years writing the news from the Weed-Pinon area for the Alamogordo and Artesia newspapers. Oza was also an avid gardener, spending much time and effort growing and preserving fruits and vegetables.
The family request memorials be made to Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Seth Henderson Dillon
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. today, June 7, in First Presbyterian Church Roswell 400 West Third with the Rev. Stephen Deutsch officiating for Seth Henderson Dillon, 24, who passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at his home in Roswell.
Seth was born in Hanford, Calif., Feb. 25, 1977, to Alvin and Marvalee Dillon. He moved to Roswell with his parents eight years ago from Hanford.
He was a graduate of Goddard High School and was employed as a serviceman in the family dairy equipment and supply business. He was an avid snow boarder; he loved to fly down the mountain on his board.
Seth is survived by his parents, Alvin and Marvalee Dillon; two sisters, Julie King and her husband, Jesse, and Rayanne Garcia and her husband, Eric; three nephews, William Dillon, Dillon Garcia and Gavin Garcia; his paternal grandparents, Nancy and Calvin Dillon of Hanford; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
His maternal grandparents, Hubert and Mary Henderson, preceded him in death.
Cremation was under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

Cesar Rodriguez
A rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, at St. John Catholic Church for
Cesar Rodriguez, 11, of Roswell who passed away Sunday, June 3, 2001, at his home.
A mass is scheduled for 9 a.m. today, June 7, at St. John Catholic Church. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery. Fr. Juan Montoya O.F.M. will officiate.
Cesar was born March 17, 1990, in Roswell to Miguel Rodriguez and Rafaela Rivera Rodriguez. Both parents survive him at the family home.
Other survivors include his brother, Gerardo Rodriguez; sister Adriana Rodriguez; and grandparents Carmen Zamarripa De Rivera, Rafael Rivera Paniaqua, and Teresa Payande Rodriguez.
Pallbearers will be Alfredo Galvan, Eloy Rodriguez, Isabel Macharigui, Rafael Feliciano, Carlos Meza and Ruben Palomino.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ballard Funeral Home.

Elsie Lee Young
Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, at Jesus Name Apostolic Church in Roswell for Elsie Lee Young, 86, who passed away June 8, 2001, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. Her grandsons Kelly Sampson and Ernest Sampson will officiate. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery.
December 1, 1914, Elsie was born to Joe Falls and Ella Peoples Falls in Nauvoo County, Ala. Both parents preceded her in death, as well as her brother, Carl Falls.
Elsie married J.A. Young Sept. 27, 1967, in Carlsbad. She was a
devoted loving wife and mother, and enjoyed gardening, crafts and fishing.
Survivors include her husband, J.A. Young at the family home in Roswell; sons, Myron J. Lindley and wife, Annett, of Lynn, Ala., Rohland A. Lindley and wife, Grace, of Saltillo, Miss., Joe Otis Lindley and wife, Betty, of Haleyville, Ala., Gloy Lee Lindley and wife, Sam, of Brookwood, Ala., Kenneth Eugene Young of Dallas and Melvin Lee Young of Roswell; daughters, Letretha Sampson and husband, David, of Racine, Mo., Geraldine McCann and husband, A.J., of Roswell and Ann Long and husband, Bill, of Peoria, Ill.; brother, Colman Falls and wife, Vailmay, of Double Springs, Ala.; sisters,
Bernice Anderson and husband, Buster of Jasper, Ala., and Delean Morgan and husband, Louie, of Cullman, Ala.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Bill Brown, Cecil McCann, Robert Morris, Clifford Parks, Jason Wagner and Joshua Opheim.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ballard Funeral Home.

Ignacio D. Marroquin
A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today, June 12, 2001, at St. John Catholic Church for Ignacio D. Marroquin, 73, of Roswell who passed away June 10, 2001 at his home.
A mass is scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, at St. John Catholic Church with Fr. Juan Montoya O.F.M. officiating. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery where a military graveside service will be performed by the Roswell Veteran’s Honor Guard.
July 31, 1927, Ignacio was born in Robstown, Texas, to Maximino Marroquin and Maria Aguilar Marroquin. He was married to Emma Trevino Sept. 15, 1943, also in Robstown. His parents and wife preceded him in death.
Ignacio was a veteran of the Korean Conflict where he was a sergeant in the U.S. Army. Later he was a supervisor of logistics at the Boeing Company in Seattle. He has lived in Roswell for 31 years where he has been a member of St. John Catholic Parish.
Survivors include his daughters, Teresa Marroquin and Maria “Lupe” Ramirez and her husband, Bobby; brothers, Max Marroquin and his wife, Louella, Refugio Marroquin, Jesus Marroquin and his wife, Janie, and Daniel Marroquin and his wife, Gloria; sisters, Felipa Morado and her husband, Jesus, and Santos Sepulveda and her husband, Roberto; six grandchildren, Debbie Montano, Roberto Jaime Ramirez, Monica Ramirez, Tim Vasquez, Marcie Vasquez and Maria Gomez; and 12 great-grandchildren, Krystle and Briana Montano, Micaiel Angel Gonzalez, Steven, Angel and Jessica Vasquez, Gabriel, Daniel and Alyssa Johnson, David, Dominic and Cedric Gomez.
Pallbearers will be Max Marroquin, Refugio Marroquin, Jesus Marroquin, Daniel Marroquin, Tim Vasquez and Robert J. Ramirez.
Honorary pallbearers will be Gabriel Johnson, David Vasquez, Daniel Johnson, Cedric Gomez, Dominic Gomez and Micaiel Angel Gonzales.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ballard Funeral Home.

Retired Air Force Maj. Ernest R. Hackenberger
Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Retired Air Force Maj. Ernest R. Hackenberger, 84, of Roswell who passed away Friday, June 8, 2001, at the local hospital. The Rev. Bill Johnston of Aldersgate United Methodist Church and Monsignor Bob Getz of Assumption Catholic Church will officiate. Military honors will be accorded by the Honor Guard from Cannon Air Force Base. Masonic graveside rites by the Roswell Low 12 Club will follow at South Park Cemetery. All Master Masons please assemble at LaGrone Funeral Chapel at 9:30 a.m.
Ernest was born Jan. 5, 1917, in Juniata County, Pa., to Walter and Verna Fogleman Hackenberger.
July 16, 1938, he married Margaret Troutman in Hagerstown, Md. She survives him at the family home.
Other survivors include his daughter, Carrol Dow and her husband, Tommy, of Roswell; three brothers, Robert Hackenberger, Joseph Hackenberger and his wife, Flo, and Carl Hackenberger and his wife, Elsie, all of Thompsontown, Pa.; and four sisters; Helen Yocum and her husband, Robert, of Thompsontown, Lena Heimbaugh of Harrisburg, Pa., Pauline Tobias of Halifax, Pa., and Levenia Graybill and her husband, Wayne, of Thompsontown.
Also surviving him are two grandchildren, Cheryl Martinez and her husband, Ernesto, Tammy L. and her husband, Arnold J. Roe, all of Roswell; 12 great-grandchildren, Dallas Thomas Gilbert, Carrie Maria, Teresa Lynne, Grace Caroline, Catherine Elizabeth, Steven Gilbert, Jacqueline Nicole, Michaela Martinez, Darci Nichole, Abbi Gail, Connor Jay and Kaitlyn Raye Roe, all of Roswell. One grandchild, Nancy Gilbert, preceded him in death.
Ernest had been a resident of Albuquerque since 1968 and a resident of Roswell for the last 5 years. He was a 26 year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and retired as a major. He served during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam Conflict. Ernest was a member of the Tennis Lodge No. 371 F & AM of Thompsontown and the Al Sihah Shrine Temple of Macon, Ga. He was a Scottish Rite Mason, a member of the Roswell Shrine Club and a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Albuquerque.
Family members will serve as pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers will be William Wildey, John Townsend, Glen Lewis, Lou Weisbrot and Perry Bursey.
Memorials may be made to the Masonic Heritage Trust, P.O. Box 1512, Roswell, NM 88202 or the Cowboy Bell Scholarship Fund at First United Methodist Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Rafael Flores
A rosary will be prayed at at 7:30 p.m. today, June 12, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Rafael Flores, 84, of Roswell who passed away June 10, 2001, in Albuquerque. The Resurrection Mass will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, at Assumption Catholic Church. A Catholic priest will conduct the service. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Rafael was born Dec. 22, 1916, in Picacho to Vicente and Genoveva Pineda Flores. Both parents preceded him in death as well as a son, John.
His wife Dominga Aguilar Flores also preceded him in death.
Survivors include four sons, Martin Flores of Roswell, Albert Flores and his wife, Estella, and Carlos Flores and his wife, Jane, all of Roswell and Victor Flores and his wife, Hope, of Salinas, Calif.; and one daughter, Mary (Flores) Vigil and her husband, Don, of Albuquerque.
He is also survived by three sisters, Ofelia Orosco, Reynalda Aguilar and Victoria Fierro, all of Artesia; 11 grandchildren, Alicia Flores Gallegos, Anna Flores Bensinger, Josie Flores, Patricia Wheatley, Steven Flores, Kevin Vigil, Sarah Vigil, Albert Flores Jr, Dominic Flores, Jennifer Flores Romero and Angela Flores; 3 step-grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Flores was a retired farmer and had been an employee for the New Mexico Highway Department and a member of Assumption Catholic Church.
Pallbearers will be Mr. Flores’ grandchildren.
Friends may make memorials to the Joy Center in Roswell.
The family will receive friends at 611 W. Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.


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