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Category: Obituaries

In Loving Memory of Gilbert Lee Sanchez

Gilbert Lee Sanchez, (Buffalo), age 65, left us unexpectedly to be with the Lord, on December 4, 2017.
He was a generous man and would lend his family and friends anything he had to help them out. He loved shooting his guns, going for rides in the country, fishing and hunting.
Gilbert was a great cook and loved to cook for his family. He could not throw anything away and would use his creativity to fix anything broken and find ways to make it function even better.
Gilbert loved his homemade beans, tortillas and hot chili. He liked to listen to Spanish music watch Western movies and Bronco games. He was the happiest when he was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Gilbert worked at Best Western Hotel as a maintenance supervisor and was very knowledgeable in construction, remodeling, electrical and cement work. He worked on the construction of the old Holiday Inn and the remodeling of the Columbian Hotel. He liked working on cars and would help his family, friends and strangers to save them money.
Preceding him in death are parents, Lucia and Amedeo Sanchez, brothers, Orlando, George and Louie Sanchez, sisters Eva Casias, MaryAnn Neatherlin, and father in law John Armijo.
He was deeply loved and will leave a huge void in the lives of his wife MaryAnn Sanchez, children, Melanie(Leroy)Trujillo , Joshua Sanchez, grandchildren, Isaiah Madrid, Sierra, Chloe, and Emilio
Trujillo, Gage, Stormie, and Malacki Sanchez, mother in law, Mary E. Armijo, brothers Ernest (Candice) Sanchez, Steven (Twilla) Garcia, sisters, Carmen (Jeff) Martinez, Mary Lou and Joanna Sanchez, brothers and sisters in law, Joseph (Kathy) Spicola, John (Vickie) Armijo, Orlando (Marlene) Medina, Ernest (Sandy) Medina, Evelyn (Todd) Terrill, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, December 15, 2017 at 1PM at Holy Trinity Church.
Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.
Family may be contacted at 719-846-4321.
Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

In Loving Memory of Raymond Vigil

Raymond Vigil, age 80, passed away surrounded by his loving family on December 4th, 2017 in Raton, New Mexico. He was born on September 10th, 1937 in Garita, New Mexico to the late Agapito Vigil and Dorotea Benavidez-Vigil. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 56 years Delia Vigil, his daughter Alice Aileen Lovato, his son Patrick Raymond Lovato and his granddaughter Krystle Sheree Lovato of Raton, New Mexico. Also surviving him are is brothers, Joe VigilRamundoGomez and wife Isabel of Santa Rosa, Rudy Vigil and his late wife Dodi of Albuquerque, Steve Vigil of Santa Rosa, his loving brother Tito Vigil and wife Cathy of Fort Sumner who he loved and admired with all his heart, his nephew Pat Vigil of Alamogordo, who was raised like his brother, Fedelia Grooms and her late husband AG of Tucumcari, Angie Quintana and her late husband Merenciano of Alamogordo, Virginia Campos and her late husband Mayo of Santa Rosa, Isabel Apodaca and husband Larry of Santa Rosa, Bertha Barrett and her late husband David of West Virginia and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Raymond was a lifetime resident of Las Vegas, New Mexico and dedicated his life to working for San Miguel County as a heavy equipment operator for the road department. He loved working with heavy equipment, being a mechanic, working on the family ranch, listening and dancing to his rancheras. The family appreciates the care and services of Robin Piley. Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be on Monday, December 11th, 2017 at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick-St. Joseph Catholic Church in Raton, NM. Solemn Mass of the Resurrection, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick-St., Joseph’s Catholic Church in Raton, NM. Recited by Father Bill Woyatvich. Immediately following the Mass there will be a dinner at the Parish Hall to celebrate Raymond’s life. Interment will be on December 12th, 2017 at the Medina Family Ranch in Mes, NM. After Mass, we will be having a dinner at the Parish Hall to celebrate Raymond’s life. Funeral arrangements for Raymond Vigil are under the direction of the

In Loving Memory of Eric Alan Robinson

Eric Alan Robinson, 27, went to be with the Lord on December 3, 2017. Eric was born on April 26, 1990. Eric was the son of Jeff & Ellen Robinson of Trinidad, CO. He attended Primero & Trinidad Schools. He loved sports and was good at all of them. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with family & friends. He loved spending time with his daughter. He liked riding dirt bikes, and being outdoors. Eric AndersonEricalways enjoyed playing with the little ones, and had a spirit of joy inside him that could make anyone smile. His friendliness and outgoing personality will be remembered by many. He is survived by his daughter Madison Robinson (Nicole Lamorie) parents, Jeff & Ellen Robinson, brother, Chris (Tina) Robinson, sister, Brandy Robinson (Dylan Pachorek), sister Carey (Jon) Rivera, sister Jennifer (James) Bowie. Nephews & Nieces: Brandon & Jeremy Robinson, Jeffrey Duran, Mathew & Josh Pachorek, Jonathan & Jocelyn Rivera, Johnalynn Baca, Jaelie, and Jaqsyn Bowie. Numerous special Uncles, Aunts, and Cousins. He is preceded in death by his Grandparents Alfonso & Ramona Sandoval, Albert & Melanie Robinson, brother-in-law John Baca III, and cousin Gene Joe Castillo.
Visitation will be Thursday, from 3PM-7PM at the Comi Chapel.
Rosary will be Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 7PM at the Comi Chapel.
Funeral Services will be Friday, December 8, 2017 at 10AM at Faith Christian Church with Pastor Bill Frashuer officiating.
Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.
Active Pallbearers are Chris Robinson, Jon Rivera, Brandon, Robinson, Jeffrey Duran, Jonathan Rivera, Dylan Pachorek and James Bowie.
Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

In Loving Memory of Thomas A. Stephens

Thomas A. Stephens peacefully passed away at his home in Trinidad, Colorado on December 1st, 2017 at the age of 80 after a six year battle with multiple myleoma cancer. Tom was born in Iowa City, Iowa on July 1937.

In 1969, his desire to move west took him to Los Alamos, N.M. where he raised his family, and began his career as a senior designer for Los Alamos National Laboratory. He retired after 24 years of service to our country as a cold war warrior, with numerous accomplishments that enhanced our country’s national security which his contributions will be appreciated for many years to come.

StephensTAfter retirement his love of beautiful mountains, and the wildlife guided him to Trinidad where he designed, and built his retirement home on Santa Fe Trail Ranch (STFR) Estates with his wife. and assisted by his two sons. Tom was instrumental in designing, and assisting in the installation of the power and water systems that now service the SFTR Estates and he served on the Property Owner’s Association Board. Tom had many hobbies that kept him busy throughout his retirement, he loved woodworking, building HO model trains, and camping all over Colorado.

Tom is proceeded in death by his parents; Thomas C. and Katherine Stephens; and his brother; Michael Stephens. He is survived by his loving wife; June of 59 years; his sons; Keith Stephens (Marybeth) of Los Alamos, N.M.; Kenneth Stephens ( Jennifer) of Henderson, NV. And daughter Barbara Frederick of Georgia. Also he is survived by his sister; Susan Plasz (Andrew) of Illinois; and twelve loving grandchildren, one niece and one nephew. Tom will be remembered as a Loving Husband, Wonderful
Father, and Grandfather.

Graveside Service will be held and provided by the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m. on December 13, 2017 at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Raton, N.M.

For the excellent care provided to Tom; his wishes were inn Lieu of flowers please make a donation to: Sangre De Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care: 328 Bonaventure Ave., Trinidad, CO.

Arrangements and celebration of Love for Thomas A. Stephens are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton, N.M.

In Loving Memory of Julia Haddad Bruno

Julia Haddad Bruno, age 106, passed away November 28, 2017 at her home here in Raton.

Julia was born in Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada, July 31, 1911 to Elias and Isabel Haddad. Throughout her life she was an avid bowler and sportswoman. At age 85, she was invited to join the Senior Women’s bowling circuit. Her bowling career ended at age 100 when she bowled 4 straight games in a single session.

BrunoJShe was preceded in death by her husband, Vince Bruno; her parents; and six siblings; her twin, John Haddad; Emily Bonahoom; Mike Haddon, Frieda Numair; Dr. Albert Saba; and Dr.Gregory Haddad.

She is survived by nieces & nephews; Diana Best, Barbara Bonahoom, Elaine Karam, Abe Numair, Marilyn Gradwell, Theresa Kent, Maureen Gatterman, Gerri Ricci, Jackie Haroun, Michael Haddon, Margaret Bennett, Mary Gorlick, Dorothy Leonard and John Haddon. She is also survived by several great nieces and great nephews.

Visitation will be held Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home.

Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be Monday, December 4, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at the St. Patrick’s-St. Joseph’s Catholic Church recited by Frank Cimino Jr. Mass of the Resurrection will follow with Father John Brasher as the celebrant. Rite of Christian burial will be in the Fairmont Cemetery.

Arrangements and celebration of love for Julia Haddad Bruno are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.

The family would like to thank Josie Barela, Dr. Loretta Conder, Dr. Misbah Zmily, Dr. Ehab Ali, Robin Pilley, Angela Flemming, and Connie Shields for her medical care throughout her time here in Raton, especially in recent months.

In Loving Memory of Pat Antoniato

Pat Antoniato, age 86, passed away at the Trinidad Inn Nursing Home on November 28, 2017,
He was born in Trenton, New Jersey, on April m4, 1931 to Maria (Monico) and Pasquale Antoniato.
AntoniatoPAs a devoted Catholic, he was a man of conviction and faith and is now sharing eternity with his wife Claire and the Angels.
Survivors include son John(Tammie) Antoniato, Aguilar, CO, daughter Marie (Vinny) Calluzzo, New York, several grandchildren and other relatives.
At his request, cremation and no services.
Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

In Loving Memory of Thomas (Tom) Lucas

Thomas (Tom) Lucas, age 60, went to his Heavenly Home, on November 27, 2017 after diligently fighting a battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).
He was born in Trinidad, Colorado on March 11, 1957 to Aleta (Starr) and Robert Lucas Sr.
He was a 1975 graduate of Primero High School.
LucasOn June 16, 1979, Tom was united in marriage to the love of his life, Lori Antista in Trinidad, Colorado.
The love that they shared blessed them with two amazing sons, Joshua and Jason.
Tom pursued his career in law enforcement by graduating from CLETA in Lamar, CO in 1981.
He was employed by the Trinidad Police Department and the Las Animas County Sheriff Department.
For 22 years, he served the Trinidad community and its people that he dearly loved.
Tom was recently employed for several years at Mt. San Rafael first as a security guard. Then after completing his EMT certification he became an emergency room technician.
Tom enjoyed the outdoors and loved to hunt, fish and go camping; he was also an avid Denver Broncos Fan.
Tom loved his family and was always making sure that every year an adventurous family vacation was taken.
His kindness, his smile and his witty sense of humor will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him.
Greeting Tom in heaven is his son, Joshua Thomas Lucas, father Robert Lucas Sr., sister Norma Howlett, sister in law Linda Lucas, and father in law Charles Antista Sr..
Continuing his life legacy is his loving wife of 38 years Lori, his amazing son Jason Lucas (Ashley Caro), daughter Corey Gutierrez, mother Aleta Lucas, brothers Bob (Kathy) Lucas, Fred Lucas, Larry (Tammy) Lucas, mother in law, Lucy Antista, sisters and brothers in law, Cindy (Geof) Jacob, C.J. (Cheryl) Antista, and numerous very special nieces, nephews and friends.
We invite you to attend the celebration of his life on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 11AM at Faith Christian Church with Pastor Bill Frashuer officiating.
The family respectfully requests that their privacy be respected at this time.
In lieu of flowers , and food , donations can be made to the ALS Association, PO Box 37022, Boone, IA, 50037-0022.
Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

In Loving Memory of John H. Baca Sr

John H. Baca Sr. , passed away unexpectedly on November 24, 2017 at the age of 78.
He was born in Augusta, CO, the son of Seferina (Arguello) and Alfredo Baca.
On November 22, 1958, John was united in marriage to MaryAnn Mort in Walsenburg, CO.
John Baca Sr. pic 1John managed a Black Angus cattle ranch in Las Animas ,CO. for 13 years.
He was a mechanic for most of his life having worked for the City of Trinidad, the Las Animas County Road and Bridge Department as Foreman and then retired as Maintenance Supervisor at the Las Animas County Court House.
He enjoyed the outdoors, riding horses and raising cattle.
John’s family was his first priority and he loved spending time spoiling all of his grandchildren.
His kindness and ever present smile will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Preceding him in death is grandson, John Baca III, parents Seferina and Alfredo Baca, brothers Max, Eloy, Ernie, sisters Genevieve, Fannie, Isabel, Josie and Mary.
Left to cherish his memory is wife, MaryAnn of home address, children, John H. (Rose) Baca Jr., Mike (Michelle) Baca, Walsenburg, Beverly (Robert) Valdez, Trinidad, Nancy (Robert) Valdez, Trinidad, David Luke (DeAnna) Baca Sr. 23 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandson, siblings, Fred (Frances) Baca, Ralph (Dolores) Baca, Dolores (John) Vigil, sisters in law, Bea Baca, Rosalie Baca, numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Memorial Services will be held Friday, December 1, 2017 at 2PM at the Comi Chapel with Minister Larry Swetky officiating.
Private inurnment at a later date.
Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.. , passed away unexpectedly on November 24, 2017 at the age of 78.
He was born in Augusta, CO, the son of Seferina (Arguello) and Alfredo Baca.
On November 22, 1958, John was united in marriage to MaryAnn Mort in Walsenburg, CO.
John managed a Black Angus cattle ranch in Las Animas ,CO. for 13 years.
He was a mechanic for most of his life having worked for the City of Trinidad, the Las Animas County Road and Bridge Department as Foreman and then retired as Maintenance Supervisor at the Las Animas County Court House.
He enjoyed the outdoors, riding horses and raising cattle.
John’s family was his first priority and he loved spending time spoiling all of his grandchildren.
His kindness and ever present smile will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Preceding him in death is grandson, John Baca III, parents Seferina and Alfredo Baca, brothers Max, Eloy, Ernie, sisters Genevieve, Fannie, Isabel, Josie and Mary.
Left to cherish his memory is wife, MaryAnn of home address, children, John H. (Rose) Baca Jr., Mike (Michelle) Baca, Walsenburg, Beverly (Robert) Valdez, Trinidad, Nancy (Robert) Valdez, Trinidad, David Luke (DeAnna) Baca Sr. 23 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandson, siblings, Fred (Frances) Baca, Ralph (Dolores) Baca, Dolores (John) Vigil, sisters in law, Bea Baca, Rosalie Baca, numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Memorial Services will be held Friday, December 1, 2017 at 2PM at the Comi Chapel with Minister Larry Swetky officiating.
Private inurnment at a later date.
Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

In Loving Memory of Angelina (Angie) Lizardy

Angelina (Angie) Lizardy, 72, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 20, 2017 in Aurora, CO after a brief battle with cancer.
She was born on March 6, 1945 in New Rochelle, NY to Joseph and Rose Cicione.
Angie graduated from Mamaroneck High School, Mamaroneck, NY in 1963.
Mom (1)She worked in Manhattan for several years and traveled around the world with friends.
In 1976, she married Edward Lizardy; and they relocated to Trinidad, CO in 1979.
Angie received an Associate Degree in Business Accounting from Trinidad State Junior College in 1996 and worked there until her retirement.
She was an avid gardener and enjoyed spending time with friends and family in her Bear Canyon home near Ludlow.
Angie is survived by her loving partner of 23 years, Terry Forbes of Trinidad, children Robert (BJ) Lizardy and Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi, son-in-law Ali Hajbi, brother and sister-in-law Vincent and Ann Cicione, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 2:00pm to 6:00pm Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Comi Funeral Home
Funeral service will be 10:00am Friday, December 1, 2017 at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel.. Burial service will be held privately.
Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

In Loving Memory of Chad Keeth

Chad Keeth, age 37, died on Friday, November 25, 2017, in Amarillo, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church in Clayton, New Mexico with Rev. Kenneth W. Tidmore, pastor and Terrell Jones, pastor of the Trinity Fellowship Church in Clayton officiating. Burial will follow in the Clayton Memorial Cemetery in Clayton, New Mexico by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton, New Mexico.
KeethChadChad Keeth was born on December 4, 1979 in Clayton, New Mexico to Randy Keeth and Brownell (Birdwell) Keeth. He graduated from Clayton High School in 1999. Chad attended Cross Creek K9 Training Academy in South Carolina in 2003 where he became a Master K9 Trainer. He married Amaris (Sanchez) Keeth on December 27, 2003. His daughter Brandy who he refereed to as his angel, his wife and all his family were very important to him. He loved his family and he loved to make people laugh. Chad was very talented and was very good at everything that he did and he was very artistic and creative. He enjoyed helping people and had a very good heart and loved the Lord. Chad owned and operated Keeth Trusty K9 Training Academy where he trained search and rescue dogs, drug dogs, Cadaver Searching dogs, protection dogs and many others, he always enjoyed the challenge of training dogs that others believed were unable to train. Chad was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather; Vaughn Howard Keeth on February 4, 2015, maternal grandfather; Brownie Birdwell on April 29, 1999, maternal grandmother; Mary Birdwell on February 20, 2015, his aunt; Shirley Birdwell Smith on September 5, 1984 and by a cousin Brandon Keeth in 2005.

SURVIVORS:

WIFE: Amaris Keeth of Clayton, New Mexico.

DAUGHTER: Brandy Keeth of Clayton, New Mexico.

PARENTS: Randy and Brownell Keeth of Clayton, New Mexico.

SISTER: Jerra Riley and her husband Solon of Clayton, New Mexico.

BROTHER: Justin Keeth and his wife Lynette of Clayton, New Mexico.

PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS: Joy and I.C. Thomas of Whitney, Texas and Mary Lou Keeth of Clayton, New Mexico.

4 NIECES & NEPHEWS: Shailee Keeth, Cole Keeth, Braelynn Riley and Creed Riley.

MEMORIALS: The family asks that memorials be made in Chad’s Memory to a college fund for his daughter Brandy in care of the Farmers and Stockmans Bank in Clayton.

SERVICES
Funeral Service
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
10:00 AM

First United Methodist Church
200 N. Fifth Ave
Clayton, NM 88415