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Raton Teams Mark win Column over McCurdy in District Games

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

Springtime in the Rockies brought cold temps and light snow pellets off and on during the afternoon as both Raton ball teams hosted McCurdy in district games Saturday afternoon where they took the wins.

The Lady Tigers started the game out a little slow then with rallies in the second and third innings put 11 runs on the board even two with the help of a Crystal Ortiz 2-run home run over the centerfield fence. McCurdy scored two and forced the game to go five innings before Raton ended it in the fourth with a 15 run deficit over the Lady Bobcats with a 17-2 score.

Game two of the double header saw Raton struggle a little more during the game but still pulled out a 16-6 win in the fifth inning.

Over at Gabrielle field the boys had a second inning rally that put six runs over home plate and made it an 8-0 ball game. The boys added runs in the third and fourth to end the game in five. Jonathan Cabriales went the distance for Raton in game one while Raton put four pitchers on the mound in game two.

The Tigers struggled in game two where it was a third inning rally that gave the boys a five run lead but the Bobcats rallied in the third too and put four runs over the plate. Game two went the full seven innings before Raton finally put the win in the game with an 8-7 win.

Game Stats – 4/22/17 McCurdy Varsity at Raton Varsity

Box Score


MCCURDY VARSITY (0) AT RATON VARSITY (10)

MCCURDY VARSITY      AB  R  H BI  RATON VARSITY        AB  R  H BI
A.J. Vallo            2  0  0  0  Johnathan Cabriales   3  0  0  1  
Isaac Fresquez        2  0  0  0  Gabe Martinez         4  1  0  0  
Kemmer Croff          2  0  1  0  Richie Gonzales       3  2  0  0  
Matthew Martinez      2  0  0  0  Cole Medina           3  2  3  3  
Isaiah Archuleta      2  0  0  0  Austin Jones          1  1  0  0  
Ubaldo Barela         2  0  0  0  Dillon Lemons         2  1  2  2  
Nikko Valdez          2  0  0  0  Trevor Portillos      2  0  0  0  
Makelis Talachy       1  0  0  0  Brandon Decker        2  0  0  0  
Nicholas Croff        1  0  0  0   Mateous Samora       1  1  0  0  
                                  Damien Martinez       1  2  1  0  
TOTALS               16  0  1  0  TOTALS               22 10  6  6

MCCURDY VARSITY               000 00 -- 0  
RATON VARSITY                 261 1x -- 10 

LOB--MCCURDY VARSITY 1, RATON VARSITY 8. ERR--A.J. Vallo,
Paul Maestas, Matthew Martinez (3). 2B--Dillon Lemons, Cole
Medina, Damien Martinez. HBP--Dillon Lemons, Damien
Martinez. SB--Dillon Lemons, Cole Medina, Richie Gonzales,
Austin Jones, Brandon Decker.

 MCCURDY VARSITY                 IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Ubaldo Barela (L)              3.00    6    9    5    5    8    0
A.J. Vallo                     1.00    0    1    1    1    1    0
 RATON VARSITY              
Johnathan Cabriales (W)        5.00    1    0    0    0    5    0

PB--Paul Maestas (6), William Holland. WP--Ubaldo Barela.
SO--Nikko Valdez, Matthew Martinez (2), Ubaldo Barela (2),
Trevor Portillos (2), Richie Gonzales (2), Austin Jones,
Gabe Martinez (2), Brandon Decker (2). BB--Trevor Portillos,
Damien Martinez, Richie Gonzales, Austin Jones (2),
Johnathan Cabriales.


Team 1 2 3 4 5 R H E L
McCurdy Varsity 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1
Raton Varsity 2 6 1 1 10 6 0 8

WP: Johnathan Cabriales, LP: Ubaldo Barela, SP:

Game Stats – 4/22/17 Raton Varsity at McCurdy Varsity

Box Score


RATON VARSITY (8) AT MCCURDY VARSITY (7)

RATON VARSITY        AB  R  H BI  MCCURDY VARSITY      AB  R  H BI
Johnathan Cabriales   3  2  1  0  A.J. Vallo            3  2  1  1  
Mateous Samora        3  0  0  0  Isaac Fresquez        2  1  1  0  
 Gabe Martinez        1  1  1  1  Kemmer Croff          3  1  2  0  
Richie Gonzales       4  1  0  0  Matthew Martinez      4  1  2  2  
Cole Medina           3  1  1  0  Isaiah Archuleta      2  0  0  0  
Dillon Lemons         2  1  0  0   Clyde Ortiz          2  0  1  1  
 William Holland      0  0  0  0  Ubaldo Barela         4  0  0  0  
Trevor Portillos      2  0  0  0  Nikko Valdez          3  0  1  0  
Jason Parker          3  0  1  1  Makelis Talachy       4  1  1  0  
 Austin Jones         1  0  0  0  Nicholas Croff        4  1  1  0  
Robert Horner         4  0  0  0                                    
Damien Martinez       2  0  1  1                                    
*Isaiah Samora        0  2  0  0                                    
TOTALS               28  8  5  3  TOTALS               31  7 10  4

RATON VARSITY                 104 101 1 -- 8  
MCCURDY VARSITY               004 003 0 -- 7  

LOB--RATON VARSITY 6, MCCURDY VARSITY 8. ERR--Trevor
Portillos, Mateous Samora, Damien Martinez, William Holland,
A.J. Vallo, Isaac Fresquez (2). 2B--A.J. Vallo. 3B--Jason
Parker, Johnathan Cabriales, Matthew Martinez. HBP--Damien
Martinez, A.J. Vallo. SACB--William Holland. SB--Isaiah
Samora (2), Trevor Portillos, Damien Martinez, Richie
Gonzales, Gabe Martinez (2).

 RATON VARSITY                   IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Cole Medina                    3.00    3    4    3    3    5    0
Dillon Lemons                  0.33    1    0    0    0    1    0
William Holland (W)            2.67    6    3    1    0    5    0
Jason Parker (S)               1.00    0    0    0    1    0    0
 MCCURDY VARSITY            
A.J. Vallo                     3.00    1    5    0    5    7    0
Kemmer Croff (L)               4.00    4    3    1    0    5    0

PB--Robert Horner, Paul Maestas (8). SO--Trevor Portillos
(2), Cole Medina, Mateous Samora (2), Damien Martinez,
Richie Gonzales (3), Austin Jones, Robert Horner, Johnathan
Cabriales, Kemmer Croff, Isaiah Archuleta, A.J. Vallo, Clyde
Ortiz, Nikko Valdez (2), Matthew Martinez, Nicholas Croff,
Ubaldo Barela (3). BB--Trevor Portillos (2), Dillon Lemons,
Cole Medina, Johnathan Cabriales, Kemmer Croff, Nikko
Valdez, Isaac Fresquez (2).


Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E L
Raton Varsity 1 0 4 1 0 1 1 8 5 4 6
McCurdy Varsity 0 0 4 0 0 3 0 7 10 3 8

WP: William Holland, LP: Kemmer Croff, SP: Jason Parker

Jayden Walton makes the play at third as the Lady Tigers work their way to a 17-2 win over McCurdy Saturday afternoon

Jayden Walton makes the play at third as the Lady Tigers work their way to a 17-2 win over McCurdy Saturday afternoon

 

Centerfielder Camryn Mileta makes the catch on the fly ball shutting down the Lady Bobcats in a district game Saturday afternoon.

Centerfielder Camryn Mileta makes the catch on the fly ball shutting down the Lady Bobcats in a district game Saturday afternoon.

 

Freshman pitcher Crystal Ortiz makes contact with the ball and sends it sailing over the centerfield fence for a 2-run homerun for Raton Saturday afternoon against McCurdy

Freshman pitcher Crystal Ortiz makes contact with the ball and sends it sailing over the centerfield fence for a 2-run homerun for Raton Saturday afternoon against McCurdy

 

Crystal Ortiz is met at home plate but the team as she comes home after sending the ball over the centerfield fence Saturday afternoon.

Crystal Ortiz is met at home plate but the team as she comes home after sending the ball over the centerfield fence Saturday afternoon.

 

Sophia Madalleni slides into third beating the wild throw to third to setup another run for Raton

Sophia Madalleni slides into third beating the wild throw to third to setup another run for Raton

 

In a close one at home plate Alexi Romero slides into home plate and but the call is out as the McCurdy pitcher makes the tag.

In a close one at home plate Alexi Romero slides into home plate and but the call is out as the McCurdy pitcher makes the tag.

 

Another tag out at third by Jayden Walton during the district game with McCurdy Saturday afternoon.

Another tag out at third by Jayden Walton during the district game with McCurdy Saturday afternoon.

 

Austin Jones makes the slide into third well ahead of the ball Saturday afternoon.

Austin Jones makes the slide into third well ahead of the ball Saturday afternoon.

 

Trevor Portillos takes off for second base and makes the steal against McCurdy as AJ Vallo starts his windup Saturday afternoon.

Trevor Portillos takes off for second base and makes the steal against McCurdy as AJ Vallo starts his windup Saturday afternoon.

 

Trevor Portillos makes the slide safe into second base as Raton works their way to a 10-0 win in the district game.

Trevor Portillos makes the slide safe into second base as Raton works their way to a 10-0 win in the district game.

 

In a cloud of dust Richie Gonzales makes the slide safe into home plate Saturday afternoon against McCurdy

In a cloud of dust Richie Gonzales makes the slide safe into home plate Saturday afternoon against McCurdy

 

In a cloud of dust Richie Gonzales makes the slide safe into home plate Saturday afternoon against McCurdy

In a cloud of dust Richie Gonzales makes the slide safe into home plate Saturday afternoon against McCurdy

 

Gabe Martinez adds another run to the board as he slides in under pitcher AJ Vallo Saturday afternoon in the district game with McCurdy.

Gabe Martinez adds another run to the board as he slides in under pitcher AJ Vallo Saturday afternoon in the district game with McCurdy.

 

In a series of four shots we watch as Dillon Lemons adds another run to the scoreboard and collides with McCurdy's catcher

In a series of four shots we watch as Dillon Lemons adds another run to the scoreboard and collides with McCurdy’s catcher

 

In a series of four shots we watch as Dillon Lemons adds another run to the scoreboard and collides with McCurdy's catcher

In a series of four shots we watch as Dillon Lemons adds another run to the scoreboard and collides with McCurdy’s catcher

 

In a series of four shots we watch as Dillon Lemons adds another run to the scoreboard and collides with McCurdy's catcher

In a series of four shots we watch as Dillon Lemons adds another run to the scoreboard and collides with McCurdy’s catcher

 

In a series of four shots we watch as Dillon Lemons adds another run to the scoreboard and collides with McCurdy's catcher

In a series of four shots we watch as Dillon Lemons adds another run to the scoreboard and collides with McCurdy’s catcher

In Loving Memory of Pearline June Davies

Pearline June Davies, age 81, passed away on April 19, 2017 in Pueblo, CO .

Pearline pic.She was born in Kegler, Nebraska on June 16, 1935 to Rose Katherine (Nudding) and Pirl Benjamin Welton.

On June 15, 1959, Pearline was united in marriage to William N., Davies in Trinidad, CO.

She enjoyed bowling, making crafts and baking her delicious brads.

Preceding her in death are parents, Rose Katherine and Pirl Welton, husband William N. Davies, daughter Debi Lamb, son Gary Johnson, grandson Michael Builta and great grandson Levi DuRan.

Survivors are children, Linda Hill, Utah, Donna (Frank) Paine, Trinidad, Sherry (Ben) Builta, Trinidad, Cyndi (Grant) Judd, Utah, Richard Johnson, Pueblo,  Bob (Ronnie) Johnson Pueblo, Rob (Renee) Davies, Utah, Mike (Melinda) Davies, 18 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, brother Howard (Wilma) Welton, Denver, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 1PM at Comi Chapel with Pastor Kevin Bond officiating.

Private family inurnment at a later date.

Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

in Loving Memory of Madelyn Elizabeth Salapich

Madelyn Elizabeth Salapich
May 13, 1930—April 18, 2017
salapichMadelyn was born May 13, 1930 to William and Frances Fodor in Trujillo Creek, CO, where she was raised. Madelyn attended area school and Graduated from Aguilar High School. She was united in marriage to Joe Salapich in 1949 and moved to Gulnare, CO where they made their home.
Madelyn was a Mother and Housewife and Joe’s’ Princess. She loved cooking and was an amazing cook. She also enjoyed company and feeding people, no one was every a stranger in her home.
Madelyn is preceded in death by her darling husband Joe Salapich and precious son Donnie Salapich, her parents William and Frances Fodor, Father-in-Law and Mother-in-Law, Jake and Mary Salapich, Brothers and Sister-in-Laws, Charlie Fodor, Dan and Helen Fodor, Frank Fodor, William Fodor and John Fodor, Sisters and Brother-in-Laws, Mary and Bob Bertolino, Violet and Paul Alt, Lillian and Jack Stanton, and Rose and Frank Slevec, Brother-in-Laws and Sister-in-Laws, John and Edith Salapich, Jake and Andrea Salapich, Karl and Louise Salapich, Steve and Edna Salapich, Lucy and Emil Palovich, Nieces Janet Hamilton and Frances Stanton and Nephew Joe Palovich.
She is survived by her Daughter and Son-in-Law Mary Jo and Daymon Cagle of the home address, grandson Jason (Cara) Salapich and Great Grand children, Jason, Chloe and Jaxon Salapich, all of Lake Stevens, WA, grandsons Steven Salapich of California and Dacota Cagle of Denver, CO, brother Joe Fodor of Pueblo, CO, sister-in-laws, Margaret Fodor of Trinidad and Marge Fodor of Trujillo Creek and numerous nieces and nephews.
Madelyn is also survived by the staff and residents of the Spanish Peaks Veterans Nursing Home in Walsenburg who became a very dear part of her extended family. The staff did an amazing job caring for Madelyn through her illness.
Pallbearers will be Daymon and Dacota Cagle, Jack Stanton, John Fodor, Brandon Salapich and Jody Smith. Visitation will be Tuesday April 25th, 3pm-6pm at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel, Rosary will be recited Wednesday, April 26th, 10am at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Aguilar, CO followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30am and Graveside Services at the Family Cemetery in Gulnare, CO.
Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Raton City Commission Meeting April 25, 2017

AGENDA

CITY OF RATON REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING

RATON CITY HALL, 224 SAVAGE AVE

TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2017 AT 6PM

A regular meeting of the City Commission of the City of Raton will be held on April 25, 2017 at 6 p.m.  The Meeting will be called to order by Mayor Mantz. The following subjects will be considered by the City Commission and may be considered in any order that is most convenient for the City Commission.

 

  1. Meeting Called To Order – Mayor Mantz 
  2. Roll Call of the Members of the City Commission and determination of quorum. 
  3. Pledge of Allegiance to the U. S. Flag. 
  4. Recognition of Visitors, Citizen of the Month and/or Presentation of Proclamation, Service Award, Congratulations, Condolences, Holiday Schedules and City/Municipal events –
  •  Budget Workshop, Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Notice of Potential City Commission Quorum at EPA Infill Project Meeting on
    May 9, 2017 at 6 p.m., Shuler Theater
  • Next Regular Commission Meeting Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 6pm
  • You Rock Award

V.  Comments from the General Public

VI.  Committee Reports From Commissioners:

 

  1. Raton Water Works: (Mayor pro-tem Segotta, Commissioner Chavez)
  2. Raton Public Service: (Mayor Mantz, Commissioner Giacomo)
  3. Parks & Recreation Advisory Board: (Mayor pro-tem Segotta)
  4. Senior Center Board: (Commissioner Chavez)
  5. Planning & Zoning Commission: (Commissioner Schuster)
  6. Housing Authority: (Commissioner Schuster)
  7. Airport Advisory Board: (Commissioner Chavez)
  8. ETZ Zoning Commission: (Mayor pro-tem Segotta)
  9. Arts & Culture Board: (Mayor Mantz)
  10. North Central NM Economic Development District: (Mayor Mantz)
  11. Library Advisory Board: (Commissioner Giacomo)
  12. ETZ Zoning Authority: (Mayor Mantz)
  13. Financial Advisory Board: (Commissioner Chavez)

VII.  Action items/Public Hearings/Ordinances/Resolutions/City Manager’s Report-The City Commission may discuss and/or take actions on the following agenda items:

A.  Approval of the April 11, 2017 Regular Commission Meeting Minutes.

B.  Deliberate and Act on Recommendations from the Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board.

  • Mobile Town Guide App, Raton MainStreet
  • Southwest Regional Country Music Showdown, Phillips Broadcasting
  • Annual PRCA Rodeo, Raton Rodeo Association
  • Funds for Government Tourism Conference, Raton Chamber

C.  Deliberate and Act on MainStreet Biennial Memorandum of Understanding.

D.  Deliberate and Act on location of Solid Waste Convienence Center.

E.  Deliberate and Act on renewal of an MOU between the City of Raton and Raton Little League.

F.  Deliberate and Act on renewal of an MOU between the City of Raton and Raton Adult Softball League.

G.  Deliberate and Act on Agreement between the City of Raton and Colfax County Vector Control Services Agreement.

H.  Deliberate and Act on a Dispatch Agreement between the City of Raton and the Village of Cimarron.

I.  Deliberate and Act on Resolution 2017-20: Approval of the 3rd Quarter Financial Report.

J.  Deliberate and Act on Resolution 2017-21: Budget Adjustment #10 FY17

K.  Deliberate and Act on Resolution 2017-22: Disposal of Surplus Property.

L.  Deliberate and Act on Appointment to City Boards:

  • Financial Advisory Board

M.  City Manager’s Report

VIII.  Adjournment

I, the undersigned authority do hereby certify that the above notice of meeting of the governing body of the City of Raton, New Mexico is a true and correct copy of the said notice and that a said copy of this notice was then posted on the front window of the City Hall of said City in Raton, New Mexico in a place convenient and readily accessible to the general public at all times, and said notice was posted on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 5 p.m. and remained so posted continuously at least 72 hours preceding the scheduled time of said meeting.  Said notice was posted in six public places (City Hall, Library, Senior Center, County Courthouse, International Bank, Post Office) conveniently placed for the public. Also, KRTN Radio Station and the City of Raton Website will have the agenda posted prior to respective time limits designated for regular and special meetings. Please contact the City Clerk at 445-9551 or tgarcia@cityofraton.com if you have any questions or concerns.

/s/_________________________

Tricia Mascarenas, City Clerk

In Loving Memory of Weldon Ray Sims

Weldon Ray Sims, age 82, died Saturday, April 1, 2017 in Clayton, New Mexico.

Cremation has taken place and memorial graveside services will be held at a later date in the Happy Cemetery in Happy, Texas. Cremation arrangements were by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton, New Mexico.

Weldon Ray Sims was born on June 28, 1934 in Tulia, Texas to Matthew John Sims and Lena Mae (Sterling) Sims.

 

simsHe was raised in Happy, Texas with five siblings. Weldon graduated from Happy High School in 1951. He thought that Ann Magness was the prettiest girl he had ever seen when he stepped off a school bus in the fourth grade. He told himself at that early age that he would marry her someday and the couple wed on September 1, 1951. They lived in various places throughout their marriage and Weldon worked several different jobs. The couple finally settled in Dumas, Texas. Ann died on October 5, 1995. Weldon retired from Jack Oldham Oil in 1996. Weldon moved to Clayton, New Mexico in 2010 to live with his daughter Kimberly. He loved to fish and buy lottery tickets and being with his family. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by 4 brothers; Leo Sims, Morris Sims, Eugene Sims and Harold Sims and a sister; Nelda Sims Oler.

SURVIVORS:

2 DAUGHTERS: Kimberly Sims Heimann and her husband JayDee of Clayton, New Mexico and Karen Sims Terrel and her husband Philip of Darrouzett, Texas.

5 GRANDCHILDREN: Cody Heimann and his wife Hesper and Myah Heiman Crisp and her husband Billy all of Clayton, New Mexico, Quentin Terrel of Derby, Kansas, Brooks Terrel Annis and her husband Andrew of Bison, Oklahoma and Eric Terrel of Urbana, Ohio.

6 Great-Grandchildren: Wyatt and Rhett Heimann, Mason, McKinlee and Mandy Crisp and Aiden Annis.

And numerous nieces and nephews.

MEMORIALS: The family asks that memorials be made in Weldon’s memory to Helping Hands Hospice, 624 South Second Street, Tucumcari, New Mexico 88401.

In Loving Memory of Kenneth Mannes

Kenneth Mannes, age 76, died Wednesday, March 29, 2017 in Clayton, New Mexico.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at 4:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the Trinity Fellowship Church in Clayton, New Mexico with Terrell Jones, pastor, officiating. Cremation arrangements were by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton, New Mexico.

Kenneth Mannes was born on February 21, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois to Harold Mannes and Dorothy (Albert) Mannes.

 

mannesHe was baptized on June 16, 1941 in St. Brendon Catholic Church in Chicago, Illinois. Kenneth married Mary Ann (Erickson) Mannes on November 30, 1968 in Clarendon Hills, Illinois. He enjoyed model trains and he loved jeeping in the mountains of Colorado. Kenneth worked for the Albuquerque Journal for several years and retired from Lowes where he had worked for several years. He did stained glass work and was a very good wood worker and built gates. He loved his dog Sophie and he was loved by everyone. Kenneth was a member of the Trinity Fellowship Church in Clayton. He was preceded in death by his parents.

SURVIVORS:

WIFE: Mary Ann Mannes of Clayton, New Mexico.

1 DAUGHTER: Morgan Miller of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

1 SON: Jack Mannes of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

And numerous nieces and nephews.

MEMORIALS: The family asks that memorials be made in Kenneth’s memory to the Trinity Fellowship Church, P. O. Box 5, Clayton, New Mexico 88415.

SERVICES
Memorial ServiceSaturday, April 01, 2017
4:00 PM

Trinity Fellowship Church
Seventh & Pine
Clayton, NM 88415

In Loving Memory Edward Doyle Brandfas

Edward Doyle Brandfas age 80 of Maxwell, New Mexico passed away on April 17, 2017 in Pueblo, Colorado. He was born January 16, 1937 in La Junta, Colorado to John and Sue Brandfas.
Edward is preceded in death by his parents, wife Helen Brandfas and son Edward Charles Brandfas.

 

Edward is survived by daughter Julie Mance and husband Max of Maxwell, New Mexico, Son Robert Brandfas and wife Tammy of Maxwell, New Mexico. Five grandchildren Amanda Mance Chapman and husband Garrett of Gigharbor, Wa. Amy Mance Hronich and husband Joe of Raton, New Mexico, Kaitlyn Mance Gomez and husband Alan of Maxwell, New Mexico, Thea and Lonni Brandfas of Maxwell New Mexico.

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Visitation for Edward D. Brandfas will be on Friday April 28, 2017 from 5 P.M. to 7 P.M at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home Chapel in Raton, New Mexico. Services will be held on Saturday April 29, 2017 at 11 A.M. at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor John Spruill officiating. Internment will take place at the Brandfas family Ranch in Maxwell, New Mexico.

Arrangements and celebration of love for Edward Doyle Brandfas are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton, New Mexico.

In Loving Memory of Norma J. Waring (Guynn)

Full Name:  Norma J. Waring (Guynn)

Date of Birth:  Sunday, November 10th, 1963

Date of Death:  Thursday, April 13th, 2017

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Service Information

When:  Monday, April 24th, 2017, 10:30am
Location:  St. Patrick – St Joseph’s Catholic Church, 104 Buena Vista, Raton, NM  87740

In Loving Memory of John C. Berry

John C. Berry , 86, a native of Raton, New Mexico, passed away on April 12, 2017, surrounded by his family. John was born on Johnson Mesa on August 20, 1930, the son of Patrick and Bertha Berry.

John attended St. Michael’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Then in 1951 he served his country in the U. S.Army. As a young man he competed in all three rough stock events, becoming a champion bronc rider.
John and his father raised registered Herefords. He was the fourth out of six generations to manage the Berry Ranch on Johnson Mesa. This legacy continues with his son, Patrick and Carmella Berry and with their son Landon Berry. “It”s not the easy way,” Landon said. “It”s the cowboy way”.

berryHis best times were spent in the saddle working side by side with his family. At age 84, he was still horse back. Dad loved telling the stories about all the people and families who made up the ranches across New Mexico. We loved to hear these stories as much as he loved telling them. The knowledge he had about people and their families will be missed by all of us. He is revered by young ranchers and respected by fellow cattlemen. He will be remembered for his commitment to raising cattle and as a great steward of the land.

He is preceded in death by two daughters, Davida Lee Pierce and Bertha Ann Berry. His legacy lives on through his family. He is survived by his wife of 61 years Mary Lee Berry and two daughters, Jo Ellen Ladenburger of Wheatridge, Colo., Sarah Shubert of Roswell, N.M. and two sons, John Berry of Trinidad, Colo., Patrick Berry of Raton, N.M., 11 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren.

Your memory, Dad will always fill a place in our hearts.

Visitation will be Monday April 17, 2017, 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home Chapel. Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 10:00 at the St. Patrick’s-St. Joseph’s Catholic Church recited by Deacon Tom Alderette. Mass of the Resurrection will follow at 10:30 A.M. with Father William Woytavich as the celebrant. Rite of the Christian Burial will be at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Raton, New Mexico.

Arrangements and celebration of love for John C. Berry are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton. N.M..

In Loving Memory of Alfonso Joe Padilla

Alfonso Joe Padilla, age 72 of Raton, New Mexico passed away surrounded by loved ones on Friday April 7, 2017.

He was born March 11, 1945 in Raton, New Mexico to Bernardo and Annie Padilla.

padilla aAfter high school, Alfonso served 4 years in the United State Air Force. Afterwards he moved to Denver, Colorado where he retired from United Airlines. During that time he also earned a Bachelors degree in Chicano studies. Once retired Alfonso moved back to his hometown of Raton where he reconnected with his childhood sweetheart Victoria. They were married on September 19, 2000. During that time he taught high school Spanish and ESL in the surrounding areas. He dedicated his spare time to singing at the local nursing home as well as teaching anyone who was willing to learn how to play the guitar. He was an amazing man who showed everyone around him how to have an imagination and how to enjoy life.

He is preceded in death by his parents: Bernardo and Annie Padilla, Siblings: Joe Salazar, Ben Padilla, Marylou Darras, Rosie Padilla, James Padilla, Son, Manolo Padilla and grandson Gabriel Perez.

He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Victoria Padilla, Son Mario and Magdalena Padilla, grandchildren: Matthew, Rebecca, Alan, Esai, Silana, Sade and Logan. Granddaughter Destiny Rodriguez, step daughter Melissa Perez, granddaughters: Alisha and Deidra Tafoya, Step son Daniel and Agnes Perez, grandchildren: Tristan, Natalie, Dannielynn, Vincent and Estrella and all the lives he touched along the way.

What we miss most about our Alfonso is his unique wisdom and advice that he provided to our blended family.

Funeral services for Alfonso Joe Padilla will be held on Saturday April 22, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home Chapel in Raton, New Mexico.

Arrangements and celebration of love for Alfonso Joe Padilla are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home in Raton, New Mexico.