Miscellaneous Santa Fe County, New Mexico Obituaries

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Maria de Los Angeles Martinez de Sena, age 87, of Nambe, formerly of Santa Fe, died on Thursday, March 9, 2000. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tranquilino and Epifania Sena and her brother, Jose Maria Sena. Mrs. Martinez was born August 1, 1912, in Santa Fe. She was married to Cayetano Martinez and was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Francis Cathedral Parish and Woodmen of the World. She is survived by her loving husband, Cayetano Martinez of Nambe; her beloved children: Joe Ray Martinez, Rudy C. Martinez, both of Santa Fe, Edward Martinez and wife Marcelina of Nambe, and Marie Fannie Blea and husband Larry of Santa Fe. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Robert E. Martinez, Jessie Aaron Martinez, Millisa Martinez, Monica Martinez, Jose M. Martinez, Rafael Martinez, Jocelyn Martinez, Jessica Martinez, Joseph Blea and wife Lisa, Romano Blea, Kathleen Blea, Francine Arguello and husband Frank, Janice Blea, Hillary Gagliardi and husband Nicholas, Javier Blea, and Lisa Blea; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. Visitation will begin on Saturday, March 11, at 3:00 p.m. at Berardinelli Family Funeral Chapel where a rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Sunday, March 12, at 3:00 p.m. at Berardinelli Family Funeral Chapel where a rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 13, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis Cathedral. Interment will follow at Rosario Cemetery.

Maxwell Bendick Lang, age 91, of Santa Fe, formerly of Roswell, died early Friday, March 10, 2000 following a short illness. He was born November17, 1908, in New York City, the son of David and Helen Bendick Lang. He received his formal education from McBurney Prep School and New York University. He married Margeth Barrett of Fairfield, Connecticut. He worked on Wall Street, then sold men's clothing around New England, then worked for R.H. Macy Co. In 1948 he moved his family to Albuquerque where he joined Hale Sanitary Supply to sell institutional supplies in southeast New Mexico. He retired in 1975 and moved to Roswell in 1977 and on to Dexter in 1979. Mack was a published author and an avid tennis player for over 64 years, having collected many trophies. He was a member of Roswell's RSVP from 1977-1994 and served on their Advisory Board; he served on the Joy Center Board of Directors. He often spoke of his many blessings. Maxwell Lang, known as "Mack" loved the Lord Jesus Christ in life and is with Him in death for eternity. Mack is survived by his wife of 61 years, Margeth Lang, his daughter Nancy Davis and husband Bill of Santa Fe; 5 grandchildren; and many great grandchildren. His daughter Carole Larson preceded him in death in 1998. The family will greet friends in his memory on Sunday, March 12th between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. at Berardinelli Family Chapel. Private burial will take place in Roswell at Southpark Cemetery. In lieu of flowers his family requests that you give money to someone in need.

Kenneth Gilbert Medrano, age 21, of Santa Fe, died on Tuesday, March 7, 2000. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Tom Medrano, Sr. and Gilbert Mares; grandmother, Dolores Mares; and uncle, Lawrence Mares. Kenneth was born on February 24, 1979, in Santa Fe, NM, to Robert and Marlene Medrano. He graduated from Española High School in May 1997. He was currently employed by Pueblo Electric of Los Alamos and was working on his electrical apprenticeship at Northern Community College. Kenneth had devoted his life to serving God. He is survived by his loving parents, Robert and Marlene Medrano of Santa Fe; sisters: Marisa Medrano of Santa Fe, Suzette Ramirez and husband Tony, and Jeanine Maes and husband Ben, all of Denver, CO. He is also survived by his grandmothers, Esther Medrano and Lucy Mares, both of Santa Fe; uncles and aunts: Tom and wife Mary Medrano, Jimmy and wife Celia Medrano, all of Santa Fe, Amelia Quintana and husband Edward of Española, Tinnie Garcia and husband Waldo of Bremerton, WA, Teresa Work and husband John, Mike Medrano and wife Consuelo, all of Santa Fe, Phillip Medrano and wife Dorothy of Albuquerque, Denis Mares and wife Adel, Mark Mares and wife Pauline, all of Santa Fe, and Brian Mares of Denver, CO; fiancée, Donna Archuleta of Española; and many other relatives and friends. Visitation will begin on Friday, March 10, at 6:00 p.m. at Berardinelli Family Funeral Chapel where a rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 11, at 9:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Pojoaque. Interment will follow at Rosario Cemetery.

Helen B. Buchanan, age 85, died Monday, March 6, 2000 at her Santa Fe home following a short illness. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, James W. Buchanan; her parents, Fredrick W. and Ruth Horton Brown; and three brothers, Gordon, Fredrick, and Stan Brown. Mrs. Buchanan was born January 9, 1915, in New Haven, Connecticut, the daughter of Fredrick and Ruth Brown. She received her bachelors of science from Pennsylvania College for Women, which is now Chatam College and attended Women's Medical College. While attending school there, she met James W. Buchanan. They married September 16, 1937 in Glouster, New Jersey. They made their home in East Falls, Pennsylvania where they operated Buchanan's Pharmacy for many years. In 1991 she moved to Santa Fe to make her home. Mrs. Buchanan was a member of the United Church of Christ. She was also a member of the Eastern Star, both in Pennsylvania and Santa Fe, a member of the P.E.O., the Daughters of the American Revolution, the National Rifle Association, and a long time member of the National Audubon Society. She is survived by her three children, Cynthia Taylor and husband Chuck Rostkowski of Ogden, UT, James R. (Buck) Buchanan, MD, and wife Sherry of Santa Fe, and William M. Buchanan and wife Gay of Fayetteville, Georgia. Ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. onWednesday, March 15, at Berardinelli Family Chapel, where a funeral service will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. Rev. Talitha Arnold of the United Church of Santa Fe will officiate. A reception will follow at the home of her son. Her family has requested in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions in her name be offered to the Masonic-Eastern Star Home, 850 Norristown Road, Worminster, PA 18974 or to the P.E.O c/o Cottey College, Nevada, Missouri - 64772, or the United Church of Santa Fe, 1804 Arroyo Chamisa, Santa Fe, NM 87505.

Robert W. Culbert, age 82, of Santa Fe died at home on Monday March 6, 2000. Mr. Culbert was born in Collingswood, NJ on June 25, 1918. His first wife, Dorothy K. Culbert, preceded him in death in 1993. Mr. Culbert graduated from Harvard Law School in 1948. He was a civilian attorney for the Navy Department, a veteran, and flight instructor with the Army Air Corp Fighters. He loved music and was a baritone singer. He was a member of Holy Faith Episcopal Church and a member of the Friends of the Desert Chorale. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn B. Culbert of Santa Fe; sons, David H. Culbert and wife Lubna of Baton Rouge, LA, Peter V. Culbert and wife Tamara of Santa Fe; grandchildren, Michael F. Culbert and wife Diane of San Jose, CA, Daniel J. Culbert of San Jose, CA, , Robert A. Culbert, David C. Culbert, and William P. Culbert, all of Santa Fe; great -grandchildren, Sarah Culbert, and Julia Culbert of San Jose, CA; brother, William E. Culbert and wife Elizabeth of Maple Valley WA; sister, Jane C. Young of Collingswood, NJ. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 10, 2000 at Holy Faith Episcopal Church at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery.

John Leahy, age 82, of Santa Fe, died suddenly on Thursday, February 2, 2000 in Santa Fe. Mr. Leahy received his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Fordham University. He then served in the U.S. Navy as a Lt. Commander during WWII. He and his wife Florence came to Santa Fe in 1983 to make their home. He was a member of Cristo Rey Catholic Church. His wife Florence, son Tad Leahy of Tampa, FL, daughter Judith Anne Lyden of Newberg, Indiana, and 6 grandchildren survive him. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 7, 2000 at 10:00 am at Cristo Rey Catholic Church.

Bernardino Lucero, Jr., age 83, died in his home in Glorietta on Thursday, March 2, 2000. He was preceded in death by his son, Bernie Lucero, Jr.; parents, Luisita and Philiberto Lucero; grandson, Chris Maez. Mr. Lucero was born in Rowe, NM on June 25, 1916. He married Connie Romero in 1937. He worked for Slades Dairy in Santa Fe and later retired from Phillips 66 Petroleum. Mr. Lucero was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Pecos, NM. He is survived by his wife Connie; daughters, Margie Rodriguez and partner John Felix of Santa Fe, Grace Lopez of La Joya, Irene Maez and husband Hilario of La Hoya, Mary Ann Ortiz and husband Larry of Pecos, Helen Garcia and husband Eugene of Glorieta, Veronica Ortiz and fiance Jimmy Gonzales, Jr. of Albuquerque; sons, Leo Lucero and wife Rosalie of Santa Fe, Mike Lucero of Albuquerque, Joe Lucero and wife Barbara of Pecos; brothers, Joe Lucero and wife Maria of Santa Fe, Johnny Lucero of Pojoaque; sister, Ruby Romero of Rosiada; and 25 grandchildren 33 great-granchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation is on Sunday, March 5, 2000 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Pecos with a rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday March 6, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Pecos.

Florence (Lucilla) Elizabeth Chavez, age 51, of Pecos, NM, died suddenly on Tuesday, February 29, 2000. She was preceded in death by her parents, Antonio and Julia L. Chavez. Mrs. Chavez attended New Mexico Highlands University where she studied Bilingual Education and Social Work. She then returned to Pecos where she was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Parish. She was also a member of the Catholic Daughters. She is survived by her children: Maj. Anthony (Tony) Chavez, Christella Josette Chavez, Germaine Chavez Murphy and husband Donald, and Mary Juliette Chavez. She is also survived by four grandchildren: Randall Anthony Horton, Colton Bradley Horton, Brooke Taylor Murphy, and Megan Rene Murphy; and sisters, Jane Lujan and Josie Sandoval. Visitation will begin on Friday, March 3, from 4 - 5:30 p.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Pecos where a rosary will be recited at 8:15 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 4, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Pecos Cemetery. Flowers may be sent to Berardinelli (her favorite color was pink) or donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231-4596 or the American Diabetes Association, attention ADA Webb, PO Box 96911, Washington D.C. 20091-6911

Hanah Christabelle Andrews, of Santa Fe, beloved infant daughter of Michael and Misty Andrews passed away on Wednesday, February 23, 2000. She is survived by her parents, Michael and Misty Andrews; grandfather, Edward L. Andrews of Santa Fe; grandmother, Rebecca Carinci of Albuquerque; and grandparents, Gerard and Jackie Laitres of Santa Fe. Private family services have been held.

Ross B. Martinez, age 65, of Santa Fe, died at St. Vincent Hospital on Saturday, February 26, 2000. Mr. Martinez was born on February 26, 1935, in Costilla, NM, to the late Eligio and Corina Martinez. He spent four years as a United States Marine and four years in the United States Air Force. He was a member of the FOE. Mr. Martinez is survived by his children; Dale Martinez and wife Cathy, and Donna Martinez, all of California; brother, Lawrence Martinez and wife Olivia of Santa Fe; sister, Ramona Garcia and husband Paul of Utah; and nieces: Lorraine Martinez, Roberta Martinez, and Allysa LeDoue, all of Santa Fe, NM. Visitation will begin on Tuesday, February 29, at 9:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church where a rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated that same day at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery.

Peggy Ann Springer, age 43, of Santa Fe, died on Friday, February 25, 2000, following a lengthy illness. She was preceded in death by her father, Ted W. Springer. Peggy was born March 26, 1956, to Jane and Ted Springer. She was a graduate of St. Michael's High School, class of 1974, and her number one priority in life was her children and her love for them. She was the owner and manager of the Chile Pepper Emporium. She enjoyed horseback riding, rollerblading, body surfing, roller coasters, and she loved to travel. She was a member of Santa Maria de la Paz Catholic Community. She will be remembered for her warm smile and outgoing personality. She is survived by her loving children, Dominic Montoya and Krystal Jane Montoya, both of Santa Fe; her mother, Jane Springer of Santa Fe; brothers, Ted Springer and wife Helen, Tom Springer and wife Jennifer, all of Santa Fe; nephews: Matthew, Mark, and Theodore; nieces, Jessica and Melissa; special friend, John Miller of Santa Fe; and several aunts, uncles, other relatives and many friends. Services were held on Monday at St. Anne Catholic Church. Memorial contributions may be directed to a fund raiser which will take place at Club Allegria on March 26, 2000.

Elsie L. Davis, age 83, of Santa Fe, died on Sunday, February 27, 2000, following a lengthy illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Davis, in 1996. Mrs. Davis is survived by her children: Joan Spinelli and husband Bob of Raton, NM, Jean Vanderhoof and husband Mervin, and Ellen Davis and fiancé Charles Flynn, all of Santa Fe; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place and services will be held at a later date.

Fidel G. Lopez, age 90, of Santa Fe passed away February 25, 2000. He was preceded by his parents, Lorenzo and Maria Lopez, and his daughter Eliodora Lopez. Mr. Lopez was born April 24, 1909, to Lorenzo Lopez and Maria Gonzales. He married Escolastica Garduno on July 3, 1933, in Santa Cruz, N.M.. Mr. Lopez worked as a carpenter for Zia Company for 30 years, and he was a member of Cristo Rey Catholic Church. He is survived by his family: wife, Escolastica Lopez; sons: Hernandez S. Lopez and wife Irene, Pedro Lopez and wife Patricia, Rudolfo Lopez and wife Connie, Belarmino Lopez and wife Valree, and Dale Lopez; sister, Cuca Sandoval; sisters-in-law; Maria Lopez and Marianita Lopez; many nephews, nieces, and friends; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great granddaughter. Thanks to Lorraine Arguello for being a friend and a caretaker. Visitation will begin Friday, February 25, at 6:30 p.m. at Cristo Rey Catholic Church, where a Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 26, at 9:00 a.m. at Cristo Rey Catholic Church In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Robert "Bob" P. Manzanares, age 43, of Santa Fe, died on Monday, February 21, 2000, after a lengthy illness. Bob was born in Colorado on April 7, 1956, to Hipolito and Christine Manzanares. He graduated from Battle Mountain High School in Eagle Vail, CO, and from Northern New Mexico Community College. He formerly lived in Taos, NM and worked at Taos Rentals, and also lived in Espanola, NM and worked at Lowe's Supersave and Amigo Rentals. He was preceded in death by his father, Hipolito Manzanares; brothers, Eloy and Albert Manzanares; and a nephew. He is survived by his mother, Christine Manzanares; brothers, Henry Manzanares, and Joe Manzanares and wife, Monica; sisters, Pauline Rocha, Martha Manzanares and husband Fidel, Dolores Manzanares, Rachel Cuffe and husband Jerry, and Pamela Manzanares; ten nephews, seven nieces and others he considered family: Margaret Yuma, Sarah Yuma and Santiago, Jo Jo, Raquel and their father Fred Sandoval, Sophie Coblentz and Jorge, Jorge, Jr., Ryan and Veronica, Albert Yuma and Lisa, Randy, Michelle, and Stacey M. Yuma; and many friends in Taos, Espanola and Santa Fe. A visitation will be held on Saturday, February 26, at 9:00 a.m. at Berardinelli Family Funeral Chapel and a rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. at Loma Vista Cemetery.

Dale Anthony Garcia, age 36, of Santa Fe, died on Tuesday, February 15, 2000. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Rosarito and Filameno Montano. Dale was born on August 24, 1963, in Santa Fe to Gilbert and Margie Garcia. He was a graduate of Santa Fe High school, class of 1982 and was currently enrolled in classes at Santa Fe Community College. A proud Democrat, he was very involved in politics and was currently employed as a liaison for the Secretary of State in New Mexico. He was also very involved with schools in New Mexico and San Antonio, TX, where he was president of the PTA of Highland High School. Dale carried a message to children encouraging them to stay off of drugs and stay in school. His number one priority in life was his family and he was devoted in his love for them. Dale was also a great friend. He loved people and people loved him in return. He wasn't judgmental and was respected and acknowledged by many people. He enjoyed music and dancing and supported all the local Hispanic artists. Dale also enjoyed working in political campaigns here and in Texas. He wanted to to run for DeVargas for the upcoming Fiestas. Dale is survived by his beloved parents, Gilbert and Margie Garcia of Santa Fe; his loving siblings: Debbie Montoya and Chris Chavez, Patricia Anzures and husband Rick, Jeff Garcia and Tercilla Anzures, all of Los Lunas, NM, Jimmy Garcia, Joedy Garcia and wife Michelle, all of Santa Fe, and Gilbert Garcia, Jr. of Los Angeles, CA. He is also survived by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, numerous other relatives, and friends. Visitation will begin on Sunday, February 27, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. at Santa Maria de la Paz Catholic Church where a rosary will be recited at 3:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, February 28, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. at Santa Maria de la Paz Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the reward fund for any one who has information about Dale's disappearance and death at any Bank of America location into the following account 004271476786.

Rosalina O. Ruiz, of Santa Fe, died on February 23, 2000. She was born in Pena Blanca, NM on December 6, 1910 to Herculano and Silviana Ortiz. She was preceded in death by her sister, Claudia Ortiz and brother, Arnaldo Ortiz. Rosalina was a schoolteacher in New Mexico. She is survived by her husband, Jose E. Ruiz; daughters, Virginia Lucero and husband Robert E. of Santa Fe, Lorraine Johnson and husband Raymond of Flagstaff, AZ; grandchildren: Roberta Fiorina and husband Gary of Santa Fe, Victoria Oliver and husband Paul of Santa Fe, Renee Hughes and husband Peter of Santa Fe, Ed Johnson of Albuquerque, Karen Johnson of San Diego, CA, Carol Dykes and husband James of Flagstaff, AZ; great-grandchildren, Paul Robert and Michelle Oliver of Santa Fe, A.J. and Matthew Fiorina of Santa Fe, James Hughes of Santa Fe, Charles and Britanny Martinez of Flagstaff, AZ, Brandon Johnson of San Diego, CA; brothers, Ricky Ortiz and wife Connie, Herculano Ortiz and wife Pat; sisters, Marlene Contreras and husband Manuel, Tillie Salazar; sister-in-law, Helen Ortiz; and numerous other relatives and friends. Visitation will begin on Saturday, February 26, at 2:00 p.m. at Berardinelli Family Funeral Chapel with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m.. A second visitation will be held on Sunday, February 27, at 3:00 p.m. at Berardinelli Family Funeral Chapel with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. Another visitation will be held on Monday, February 28, at Santa Maria de la Paz Catholic Church with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Rosario Cemetery. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at El Carino and Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Also, to thank Jean Marie and Wyetta from Heritage Healthcare for their special care of Rosalina. .

John "Jackie" MacBrair, age 51, of Santa Fe died on Tuesday, February 22, 2000 after a short illness. He was born in Alexandria, VA on June 11, 1948 to John Joseph and Agnes O'Neill MacBrair, who preceded him in death. Jackie grew up in the northern Virginia area and came to Santa Fe in 1988. As a developmentally disabled man with Downs Syndrome, Jackie will be remembered for his warm smile and outgoing personality. He worked for the New Vistas Production Center and for a short time at the El Dorado Hotel, where he would visit often. Jackie had been very active in Special Olympics for several years. He is survived by his sister, Jeannette Woodward of Detroit, MI; niece, Laura Woodward of Detroit, MI; nephew, Christopher Woodward of Santa Fe; long- time friend, Joseph Garafolo and wife Kirsten; and many other friends in the Santa Fe area. A funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, February 26, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. at Berardinelli Family Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Ethel Irene Bachert DeMerritt, beloved mother, sister, and aunt, of Las Vegas, NM, formerly of Bosque Farms, NM, went to be with our Lord on Monday, February 21, 2000. She was preceded in death by her parents, Warren H. and Betty Bachert; grandparents, Juan Pedro and Eufelia Crespin; aunt, Florinda Crespin; uncle, Donaciano Crespin; and nephews, Warren Harding Bachert and James Warren Gallegos. Ethel was born on March 7, 1949, in Las Vegas, NM. She was a graduate of Robertson High School. She retired from the Bernalillo County District Attorney's office after 27 years of service. Before her current employment with Cornell Corrections in Santa Fe, she also worked as a substitute teacher for the East Las Vegas School District. She was an active and longtime member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Peralta, NM, where she also taught catechism. Ethel's zest for life was evident in her enjoyment of all outdoor activities and her love of rollerblading, singing and dancing. She had a talent for all arts and crafts, especially knitting and crocheting. A devoted mother, loving sister and beloved friend, Ethel will be dearly missed by all those whose life she touched. She leaves behind her a legacy of memories filled with laughter, understanding, and of giving and receiving love without limits. She is survived by her beloved children, Jerry Allen and Jennifer DeMerritt; her loving friend and father of her children, Jerry DeMerritt; sisters: Betty Ann Espinoza and husband Alfonso, Geraldine C. Baca and husband Leroy, Judy Trujillo and husband Moises, Mariann Bachert, and Maribeth Bachert; brother, James W. Bachert and wife Romelia; nephews and nieces, Leroy Baca, Jeana Baca, Colleen Shirk, Candice Ortiz, Cheryl Alderete, Annette Baca, Crystal Ortiz, Joey Gallegos, Justin James Gallegos, Angelina Bachert, and Michelle Bachert; great-nieces and nephews: Jonathan, Freddie, Heather, Latasha, Montana, Zachary, Americo, and Abel; aunt, Amelia Crespin; and numerous other relatives, and many friends. Visitation will begin on Wednesday February 23, 2000 at 6:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Peralta, New Mexico where a rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will also be held on Thursday February 24, 2000 at 6:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Santa Fe, New Mexico where a rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, February 25, at 10:00 a.m. Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Interment will follow at Rosario Cemetery in Santa Fe.

Minnie Koury Varela, age 90, a lifelong resident of Santa Fe passed away Monday, February 21, 2000. She was born the fifth child of David M. and Solome Koury who settled in New Mexico from Lebanon in the early 1800's. Mrs. Varela worked as a salesperson for Leed's Shoe Store; Kahn's Shoe Store and the Guarantee of Santa Fe for a combination of over 50 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Solome Koury; her husband, Bruno T. Varela. She is survived by sons, Michael Varela and wife Susan of Santa Fe, and James Varela and wife Ellen of Santa Fe; grandchildren, Sharon Williard and husband Clay of Santa Fe, Phillip Varela of Albuquerque, Paul Varela of Tucson, AZ and Christopher Varela of Santa Fe; great-grandchildren, Kara, Nathan and Ariana Williard; sisters, Elizabeth Waddell and Lilly Tennyson of Rio Rancho; sisters-in-law, Helen Koury and Annabell Koury of Rio Rancho and many other relatives and friends. Services are tentatively scheduled as follows: Visitation on Tuesday, February 23, 2000 at 3-5:00 p.m. at Berardinelli Family Chapel and at 6:30 at St. Anne Catholic Church. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass is pending for Wednesday, February 23, 2000.

MARIE 'SOCORRO' MONTANO, 58, a loving wife, devoted mother and grandmother, died at her Santa Fe home on Saturday, February 19, 2000 following a short and courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Teddy 'Rudy' Montano; daughter, Debbie Salazar and husband Robert; grandchildren, Andre and Derek Salazar; several brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Natividad and Sarah P. Sena; son, Ted O. Montano; daughter-in-law, Gina M. Montano; and granddaughter Danee' Montano. Marie will be missed by her family, friends and those whose lives she touched. Visitation will begin Tuesday, February 22, 2000 at 6:00 pm at Berardinelli Family Chapel, where a Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am Wednesday, February 23, 2000 at Santa Maria De La Paz Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Rosario Cemetery. Her family has requested memorial contributions be directed to Dr. Patrick Feehan, D.O.


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