Category: Obituaries

In Loving Memory of Tommy Rodriguez

Tommy Rodriguez age 62 of Raton passed away on Sunday March 15, 2015. He was born on August 14, 1952 in Raton to Richard and Ramona Martinez Rodriguez.

Tommy was a member of the First Baptist Church and a dedicated Denver Broncos fan. He was also faithful caregiver for his mother Ramona.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Tommy is survived by his mother Ramona of Raton, brothers Rick Martinez (Rose) of Mesa, AZ, Louis Martinez (Sandra) of Mobile, AL, aunt Fra Sandoval of Raton, Uncle Joe Martinez (June) of Raton, and he is also survived by nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

A memorial service will be held on Friday March 20, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel of the Alderette Pomeroy Funeral Home.

Following the memorial service a lunch will be held at the First Baptist Church and those that wish may bring a covered dish.

Arrangements for Tommy Rodriguez are under the care and direction of the Alderette Pomeroy Funeral Home.

March 23, 2015:
The family of Tommy Rodriguez would like to thank everyone for the prayers, cards, flowers, food and help and support we received in our time of need. a special “thank you” to the staff of Raton Nursing and Rehab Center for the care in his final days. Also to the volunteers of the First Baptist Church and all who provided food for the luncheon. Thank you to Pastor Mark Crotinger for the kind and caring service.

In Loving Memory of Cathy L. Terry

Cathy Lynn Terry 

Age 59 went to be with the Lord on March 14, 2015 surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born to Carrie and Sam Terry on November 1, 1955 in Trinidad Colorado, her early years were spent with family and friends in Sopris, Colorado. The family moved to Trinidad in 1968, where Cathy then attended Trinidad High School graduating in 1973.  She furthered her education by acquiring a BS in teaching at Adams State. She was very athletic and her love of sports continued throughout her life playing softball, caring for horses, and later becoming an avid golfer, known to win many a golf tournament.   

Cathy was a loving daughter, mother, sister and aunt to 9 nieces and nephews, and 11 great nieces and nephews. She will be deeply missed by all her family and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her father Sam Terry, Sister Bernadette Popiel, and loving dog Felize. 

Cathy is survived by her partner Kenny Bigham of Trinidad, daughter Heidi and son in law Chris Embry of Denver, CO. Mother Carrie Terry, and five siblings; Joe and Louise Terry of Trinidad, Gary Terry of Trinidad, Lois Mantelli of Albuquerque, Sam and Janette Terry of Denver, Marco Terry of Colorado Springs. 

Nieces and Nephews include Gary (Lori) Terry, Cheryl (Jon) Robertson, Tony (Maria) Mantelli, Christie (James)Roybal, Luke Terry, Joe (Timi) Terry, Joshua (Laura) Terry, ReGina (Ben) Wilbor, and Matthew Terry. 

Great nieces and nephews include Justin and Carrie Terry, Ricky and Dani Robertson, Dominic and GabriellaMantelli, Jacob Lubischer, Maiyah Roybal, Natalia Wilbor, Marli Terry, Lily and Alex Terry. Special Aunt Alice and Uncle BillAbshere of Raton New Mexico. And the many special family and friends through the years 

Funeral Services will be held Friday, March 20, 2015 at 11AM at Holy Trinity Church. Inurnment will be held at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers please donate to the Community Chest of Trinidad or a Go Fund Me account for Shea Hancock. Shea is a 16 year old girl fighting the same type of cancer as Cathy. www.gofundme.com search for Help Shea’s fight against cancer. 

Arrangements under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home. 


In Loving Memory of Roy F. Morris

  Roy F. Morris, 88, journeyed from the trials of this life to the great rewards awaiting him with his Savior Jesus Christ and his Heavenly Father on March 13, 2015 after battling a lengthy illnessat his home. Roy was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather,as well as a loyal and cherished friend of many in the community. 

   Roy was born on September 28, 1926, in Hoehne, Colo., to Lillian and Joe Morris. He was the last surviving person born in Hoehne, Colorado to pass away. He grew up in Hoehne and attended Hoehne Grade School and graduated from Hoehne High School.  

  Following high school, Roy was employed at the Hoehne School as school bus driver andassistant custodian. He also was employed at the Trinidad Municipal Airport in the maintenance and custodial fields. In 1955, Roy began his own business, “Roy F. Morris Excavation Service”. In the years to follow, he built ponds, installed water lines and completed many land leveling projects for the farmers and ranchers of the area. He maintained the El Moro – Hoehne Pipeline and the Sunflower Valley Pipeline as well. Roy and Viola also owned and operated a farm and continued to keep very busy raising cattle and growing alfalfa and pine trees. In 2014, due to deteriorating health, Roy closed his excavation business and began selling parts of the farm as well as some of his equipment. 

   Roy was preceded in death by his infant son, Frank Morris, parents, Joe and Lillian Morris, brother, Raymond Morris, sister-in-law, Nellie Morris, sister, Elaine Martin, brother-in-law, Ted Martin, nephew, Larry Martin and brother-in-law, George Crichton. 

   Roy is survived by his loving wife, Viola Morris; devoted daughters, Katherine (James) Ferguson, Janet Morris, Carol Silva and Doris (Tom Jr.) Zubal; In-laws, Bernice (Joe) Schwertner, Allene Crichton, Tom (Sally) Miller and Edna Van Gundy; Grandchild, Craig (Maria Kristine) Frese and Great-Granddaughter Maryll Ann Frese; Grandchild Misty (Lenny) Espinoza and Great-Granddaughters, Ashley, Brittany, Haley and Jazmine Espinoza; Grandchild Randy (Tracie) Frese and Great-Grandchildren, Hunter, Elijah, Noah and Sophia Frese; Grandchildren Frank Silva; Tracy (Derek) DiCamillo, and Great-Grandchildren Taylur, Cierra and Beau DiCamillo; and loving adopted Grandsons Father Jeeva Kumar Darsi and Father Don Bosco Darsi. 

Visitation will be Friday from 5PM-8PM at the Comi Chapel. 

Funeral Services will be Saturday,  March 21, 2015 at 10:30AM at the Comi Chapel with Pastor of Trinidad Christian Church, Alvin Yoder and Deacon Joe Schwertner officiating. 

Private inurnment will be held at a later date.  

   In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the “Roy F. Morris Memorial Educational Fund for Orphaned Indian Children” set up at the 1st National Bank in Trinidad, Colo.; or to Noah’s Ark, Trinidad, Colo.; or to Hospice, Trinidad, Colo.; or to your favorite charity. 

Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home. 



In Loving Memory of Frank A. Geraldi

Frank A. Geraldi, passed away peacefully at home on March 12, 2015.  He was 73.
Complete  obituary and arrangements will  be announced at a later date.
Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home. 

In Loving Memory of Roma A. Febbraro

On March 10, 2015, we lost out loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother and great-great-great grandmother, Roma Febbraro.

Roma was born on March 27, 1918, in Rouse, CO, to Clelia and Antonio Dellavecchia.

Holidays will never be the same without Roma and her delicious ravioli, polenta, wine cookies, fig pinwheels and other foods.  She was a perfectionist at anything she cooked, baked or actually did in life.  She encouraged all to do the same.  She also enjoyed embroidery work and she did volunteer work at the desk at Mt. San Rafael Hospital.

Roma enjoyed being with family, traveling to various places including Alaska, touring Europe, Nevada, California etc.  She got her GED and took lessons in painting and piano.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband Joseph Febbraro Sr., infant son Anthony, sister , Tillie ( John)  Rigerozzi,  an infant sister, brothers Raymond (Ruby) Dalrick,  Pete (Evelyn) Dellavecchia, sisters and brothers in law, Patty Novara, Ann Salbato-Large, Lily (Tony) Frenchmore, Pete Sciacca, Jack Sciacca, Nick (Catherine) Febbraro, Charlie (Elsie) Febbraro, mother and father in law, Dominica and Ignacio Febbraro, son in law George Elmer Payne, grandsons Gregory Febbraro, David Payne, nephew and niece Ray and Angie Dalrick and niece Jo Ann Kruitz.

Roma is survived by children ,Minnie Payne, Joseph( Vivien) Febbraro, Roma Jo (Lawrence) Duran, sisters in law, Lena Sciacca, Angie Sciacca, brother-in-law Willard Large.  Also surviving are special cousins from Australia, Silvano and Carole Venier, numerous other family members, Godchildren and friends.

Visitation will be Sunday from 5PM-8PM at the Comi Chapel.

Funeral Services will be Monday,, March 16, 2015 with Rosary at 9AM at the Comi Chapel followed by the Funeral Mass at 10Am at Holy Trinity Church.

Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers are Christy Worley, Melissa and the other compassionate and caring staff of Sangre de Cristo Hospice, the kind and loving staff of the Trinidad Inn Nursing Home, and dear friend of the family, Charles Simpleman.

Active pallbearers are Mike Payne, Frank Sciacca, Jim Sciacca, Carl Sciacca, Carl (Rusty) Sciacca, and Wesley Fe

In Loving Memory of Fay DiDomenico

Fay DiDomenico age 96, of Raton, NM, passed away Sunday March 8, 2015 in Raton. She was born November 26, 1918 in Cove City, Arkansas the daughter of William Chester and Madge Fears-Swearingen.

Fay grew up on a dairy farm close to Chester, Arkansas, where cows were milked by hand morning and night. Being the only girl, she helped her mother with the cooking and taking care of a large garden. It was at this early age she gained the love for cooking and cultivating vegetable and flower gardens. She also enjoyed sewing, crocheting and quilting. 

In 1941, Fay traveled to Pecos, Texas to visit an aunt and uncle. While there, her cousin set her up on a blind date with a young man named, Charles DiDomenico, and after a whirlwind courting, they married in Carlsbad, NM. Soon after, Charles was drafted into World War II and was stationed near Santa Maria, Ca, where they resided until he was discharged. Fay and Charles then moved back to his hometown of Dawson, NM. He worked at the mine and she took care of their two children. When Dawson closed in 1950, they moved to Springer where they purchased a service station. There they worked hard taking care of their business, raising their children., and spent time hunting and fishing, camping and making many happy memories with family and friends. 

After Charles passed away, Fay sold the business and moved back to Arkansas to care for her mother. Her grandchildren enjoyed spending time in the summers with her. In the late hot afternoon, she would take them to the creek to swim and play in the cool water. While there, she grew her large garden and all reaped the rewards of her hard work in the canned goodies she shared with her family. In 1992, Fay once again returned to New Mexico to be close to her children and grandchildren. Anytime you went to visit Fay, she always wanted to feed you or give you something to drink. She prided herself in her cooking and baking recipes. She loved her fried chicken and you could bet on special occasions, a carrot cake would be made. If ever a woman lived her faith, it was Fay. She will live in our memories as a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, friend and neighbor.

Fay is preceded in death by her parents, husband Charles G. DiDomenico Sr., brothers, James Chester Swearingen and wife Dorothy, and Conrad Ferrell Swearingen, brothers-in-law Joe Didomenico, Nick (Margie) Didomenico and Pat (Elsie) DiDomenico, sisters-in-law Sue DiDomenico and Adeline (Stephen) Starkovich In-Laws Clemente and Anna DiDomenico, nieces, Gail Frances Swearingen and Joyce Ann Moody. She is survived by her children Charles G. DiDomenico Jr and wife Rita and Virginia A. Mack all of Raton, NM, grandchildren Rene Ortiz and husband Andy of Raton, Jerry DiDomenico and wife Jennifer of Colorado Springs, CO, Robin Mack Haynes and husband Darrel of Lovington, NM and Ronnie Mack and wife Tammie of Trinidad, CO., great grandchildren Matthew Ortiz, Kelli Ortiz and Madison Baker, Nieces Connie Sue Crowley and husband Hayden of Chester, AR., Barbara Jean Beitz and husband Clifford of Welling, OK., Deborah DiDomenico of Highlands Ranch, CO., and Stephanie Starkovich of Lubbock, TX., nephews Jimmy Swearingen of Kurtistown HI, Robert Swearingen of Clarksville, TN., Paul Starkovich and wife Gloria of Trinidad, CO., and cousin Edith Terry of Nevada. 

Funeral services will be Thursday March 12, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mark Crotinger officiating, burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Raton.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements and celebration of love for Fay DiDomenico are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton. 

In Loving Memory of Susie L. Thompson

Susie L. Thompson, age 91, passed away on March 7, 2015, in Pueblo, CO.

She was born in Tologa, Oklahoma, the daughter of Mary Lee (Rish) and W.L. Brink.

She was married to Harold E. Thompson and together they ranched in the Gulnare area most of their lives until moving in 1997 to Colorado Springs, due to Harold’s poor health.

She was a loving and devoted Wife, Mother and Grandmother who, loved spending time with her family.

Preceding her in death are parents Mary Lee and W. L. Brink, husband Harold E. Thompson, great grandson Patrick Reed, 3 sisters, Wanda, Clara, Belle and brother Richard.

Left to cherish her memory are son, Bill (Joyce) Thompson, Boone, CO, daughter Jerry (Dave) Guynn, Colorado Springs, CO, grandchildren, Kenneth Thompson, Dustina (Eric) Reed, Pepper Borrego, 4 great grandchildren, sisters Sylvia Newkirk, Betty (Matt) Irwin, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 18, 2015 from 9AM-Noon followed by Funeral Services at 1PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel, with Mr. Jack Newkirk officiating.

Interment will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery.

Active pallbearers are Kenneth Thompson, Ryne Thompson, Eric Reed, Taylor Reed, George Borrego, Kent Apple and Pepper Borrego.

Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

In Loving Memory of Joann C. [Boaglio] Hartley

Joann C. [Boaglio] Hartley

6-1-1941 – 3-2-2015

Joann C. Hartley, age 73, passed away in Portland, Oregon on March 2, 2015.

She was preceded in death by parents, husband Walter Hartley and brother Nemo Boaglio.

She is survived by son, Kenneth Reed , 6 grandchildren, sisters  Mary Bell , Patty Boaglio ,brothers Bert Boaglio , Frank Boaglio,

aunts Mary Mitchel , Doris Maria,numerous nieces,nephews and cousins.

 She was laid to rest at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon

 Courtesy of Comi Funeral Home

In Loving Memory of Lucile (Thomas) Reif

Lucile (Thomas) Reif, age 97, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015 in Clayton, New Mexico. 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church in Clayton, New Mexico with Rev. Terrell Jones, pastor of the Trinity Fellowship Church in Clayton, Officiating. Burial will follow in the Clayton Memorial Cemetery by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton. 

Lucille (Thomas) Reif was born on May 4, 1917 on the family homestead between Folsom and Des Moines to John D. Thomas and S. Vinette (Manley) Reif. She graduated from Des Moines High School and attended Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas for a year and then transferred to New Mexico Highlands University where she earned her Bachelors Degree in Education. Lucille started teaching after her first year of college at Willow Springs School in 1937. She later taught school in Farley, McAlister, Endee, Folsom and Des Moines before teaching in Clayton where she taught for several years and retired in May of 1978. Lucille married David Reif in Las Vegas, New Mexico on October 30, 1937 and he preceded her in death on February 12, 2010. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Clayton. In addition to her parents and husband, Lucille was preceded in death by a son; Larry J. Reif.. 


3 SONS: David M. Reif, Jr. and his wife Beverly, Donald Alton Reif and his wife Cherry Lynn and Vernon W. Reif and his wife Cindy. 

1 DAUGHTER-IN-LAW: Cathy Reif 

8 Grandchildren 

18 Great-grandchildren 

2 Great-great-grandchildren.

In Loving Memory of Frances Louise “Lou” Marquez

Frances Louise “Lou” Marquez, age 71, died Tuesday, March 2, 2015, in Clayton, New Mexico. 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Central Time on Friday March 6, 2015 at the Texline Baptist Church in Texline, Texas with Rev. Billy Rammage officiating. Burial will follow in the Clayton Memorial Cemetery in Clayton, New Mexico by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton. 

Frances Louise “Lou” (Green) Marquez was born on June 12, 1944 in Lamar, Colorado to Gilford Lee Green and Letha Leona (Hughes) Green. She was raised in the Boise City and Keyes communities. Lou met Manuel Marquez while she was living in Keyes and they were married on May 12, 1962 in Clayton, New Mexico. They moved to Dalhart and later to Dumas before returning to Clayton in 2008. Lou was preceded in death by her parents, a son; Michael Marquez in 1982, two sisters; Carolyn Green and Jan Griggs and a brother; Tommy Green. 


HUSBAND: Manuel Marquez of Clayton, New Mexico. 

2 DAUGHTERS: Rhonda Thomas and her husband Danny and Regina Rice Marquez all of Dalhart, Texas. 

1 SON: Randy Marquez of Dalhart, Texas. 

2 SISTERS: Elsie McKnight of Trinidad, Colorado and Kay Reed of Maud, Oklahoma. 

4 BROTHERS: Darrell Green of Clayton, New Mexico, Wayne Green and his wife Jean of Macomb, Oklahoma and David Green and Kenneth Green both of Shawnee, Oklahoma. 

1 SISTER-IN-LAW: Becky Green of Texline, Texas. 

5 grandchildren. 

and numerous nieces and nephews.