Category: Obituaries

In Loving Memory of Frances B. Sandoval

Frances B. Sandoval age 85 passed away February 15, 2015 in Raton, NM. She was born November 12, 1929 the daughter of Rebecca and Daniel Leal Blea. She was a resident of Springer and a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband John Sandoval and brothers Ben Blea, Tony Blea and Danny Blea.

Frances loved to read and listen to Spanish music. She enjoyed crafting and spending time with family at the family restaurant in Springer.

She is survived by her daughter Rita Gonzales and Frank of Maxwell, NM, sons John Sandoval and Alice of Cuba, NM, Alex Sandoval of Albuquerque, NM, Chris and Isabel of Albuquerque, and Paul Sandoval of Raton, brothers Jim Blea and Sally of Raton, Elalo Blea and Betty of San Pablo, CA, 8 grandchildren and 17 great children.

Cremation has taken place and inurnment will follow at the Springer Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements for Frances B. Sandoval are under the direction of the Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home of Raton.

In Loving Memory of Rueben D. Gutierrez

Rueben D. Gutierrez, age 81, passed away on February 18, 2015 at the Colorado State Veteran’s Nursing Home in Walsenburg, Colorado.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel.

Rosary will be Wednesday February 26, 2015 at 7PM a Holy Trinity Church.

Funeral Mass will be Thursday February 26, 2015 at 10:00 AM at the Holy Trinity Church.

Interment at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery in Trinidad, Colorado.

Complete obituary to follow.

Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

In Loving Memory of Joyce Marie Massey

Joyce Marie Massey, age 68, died Tuesday, February 17, 2015, in Dalhart, Texas. 

Cremation has taken place and memorial services are pending at this time. 

Joyce Marie (Hollingsworth) Massey was born on September 9, 1946 in Athens, Henderson County, Texas to Elton Taylor Hollingsworth and Nelma Marie (Whitney) Hollingsworth. She married Paul Massey on September 28, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. Joyce was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Dallas, Texas and she drove a truck for about thirty years. Joyce loved driving trucks and spending time with her grandchildren. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents and by an infant brother. 


HUSBAND: Paul Massey of Clayton, New Mexico. 

2 DAUGHTERS: LaDonda Mosher and her husband Kevin of Terrell, Texas and MyLinda Garcia and her husband Raul, Sr. Of Lubbock, Texas. 

4 GRANDSONS: Brandon Mosher and his wife Kendra of Royse City, Texas, Justin Mosher of Edmond, Oklahoma, Raul Garcia, Jr. and his wife Erica of Lubbock, Texas and Reuben Garcia of Lubbock, Texas.

3 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Laynie Mosher, Rayden Garcia and Rhyten Garcia.

1 UNCLE: Henry “Hank” Hollingsworth and his wife Nancy of Brownsville, Texas.

1 AUNT: Frances Hollingsworth of Waxahachie, Texas.

2 SISTERS-IN-LAW: Fran Massey of Canton, Texas and Janet Langford of Mesquite, Texas.

And numerous nieces and nephews.

MEMORIALS: The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P. O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.

In Loving Memory of Laurie M. Chiaramonte

Laurie M. Chiaramonte age 62, of Raton, NM, passed away Monday February 16, 2015 in Raton. She was born August 5, 1952 in Raton, NM, and was a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Luciano and Cora Castillo, and sister Mary Lee Roybal. She is survived by one son, Steven Chiaramonte , sisters, Margaret Thompson and husband Vern of Raton, NM, Sally Blea and husband Jim Sr. of Raton, NM, and Lena Alba and husband Hanario of Raton, NM, two brothers, Vince Chiaramonte and wife Cathy of Raton, NM, and Carl Chiaramonte and wife Isabelle of Raton, NM. Two grandchildren Jordyn and Joie Chiaramonte and numerous nieces and nephews.

A prayer service will be Friday February 20, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon Thomas Alderette officiating. Inurnment will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Raton.

Arrangements and celebration of love for Laurie M. Chiaramonte are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.

In Loving Memory of Janet Lynn Maniscalco

It is with profound sadness that the family of Janet L. Maniscalco announces her passing on February 17, 2015. The Lord took our warrior at 4:01 pm. She was 50. 

She was born in Fresno, California on November 1, 1964. All Saint’s Day. Nov. 1 is a day that commemorates all those who have attained beatific vision in Heaven. However, her heart remained loyal to Trinidad, Colorado. Janet was the daughter of Arturo and Mary (Melvin) Martinez. She is preceded in death by her Godson, Devon Martinez; grandparents Rafael and Carmela Martinez, and grandfather Leslie Melvin.  

She is survived by grandmother, Sally Melvin Hawthrone, Florida,  her three children , Jessica (Luis) Guzman, Kyle Maniscalco and AshleyManiscalco. Her brothers Rick Martinez (Judi Martin) of Colorado Springs and Joe (Phaedra) Martinez of Trinidad, her four beautiful grandchildren: Lexi, Arianna, Luis Antonio and Annalyse, nieces and nephew, Kennedy (Goddaughter), Haylee, and Joseph Jr. 

She graduated Trinidad High School with the Class of 1983 “1983 Free To Be.” She was a bookkeeper for Majestic Fencing & Lanscaping most of her life. A busy bee to say the least, always at work to ensure she could raise her three children. When she was at home you could find her either reading, taking a bubble bath or watching the ID or Lifetime channel. Her grandchildren warmed her heart in a way that no one else could.  

A beautiful woman taken to soon but she is at rest with her Lord. You are our sunshine, our only sunshine.  

Visitation will be Tuesday, from 3PM-6PM at the Comi Chapel. 

Rosary will be Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 7PM at Holy Trinity Church. 

Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 10AM at Holy Trinity Church. 

Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. 

Active Pallbearers are Kyle Maniscalco, Joe Martinez, Rick Martinez , Luis Guzman, Colin Caldwell, and Ryan Scott.

Persons wishing to do so may mke contributions to the family in care of the Comi Funeral Home. 

Arrangements made under the directionof the Comi Funeral Home. 


In Loving Memory of Eloy Mares

Eloy Mares, 78, of Littleton, CO, passed  away on Friday ,February 13, 2015.

He was born in Trinidad, CO to the late Joe and Rose Mares.

Eloy married his beloved wife Virginia (Vigil) Mares in 1968.

He was the loving and devoted father of Jeffrey (Jessica) Mares, daughter Kimberley Mares, sister Shirley (Gilbert) Garcia, sisters and brothers in law, Patricia (John) Bachicha, Trinidad, Cathy (Mike) Conway, Patrick(Sandy)Vigil, six grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by brother Sam Mares.

Eloy will be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor, kindness, generosity and friendly disposition.

Memorial Service will be held March 12, 2015 at 10:30AM at the Light of the World  Catholic Parish, Littleton, CO.

Persons wishing to do so may make contributions to the American Heart Association.

Courtesy Comi Funeral Home

In Loving Memory of Richard Anthony Flores

Richard Anthony Flores, passed away at Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Pueblo, Colorado on February 14, 2015 at the age of 56.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 11AM at the Comi Chapel with Pastor Cary Nelson officiating.

Private inurnment a later date.

Complete obituary to follow.
Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

In Loving Memory of Patricia A. Mascarenas

Patricia A. Mascarenas, age 62, passed away February 14, 2015 at Parkview Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Trinidad, CO. on March 29, 1952 the daughter of Rafelita (Herrera) and Alfonso Romero.

She attended area schools, graduating from Trinidad High School in 1970. She was employed as a secretary most of her life working at Mt. San Rafael Hospital and Edward D. Jones.Trish enjoyed going to Cripple Creek and dancing. She loved her family and enjoyed sending time with them .

Her kindness and love will be missed by all who knew her.

Preceding her in death are parents, Rafelita and Alfonso Romero, husband John Mascarenas, brothers Alfredo Romero, Antonio Romero, brothers in law Dave Garduno, Carl Smith, nephew Frankie Romero and niece Savonna Mascarenas.

She is survived by special companion of years, Ronald Cruz, Trinidad sisters Jennie Garduno, Trinidad, Mary Smith, Trinidad, Lorraine (Steve) Mascarenas, Trinidad, brothers,Jerry (Elena) Romero, LaJunta, Mike (Yolanda) Romero, Trinidad, Alfonso (Christine) Romero Jr., Arizona, grandchildren, Sateva, Aaron, Rosie, Tyler, Jeremiah, Adage, and her many nieces and nephews, whose lives she touched in many ways, other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be Monday, February 23, 2015 with Rosary at 9AM at Comi Chapel, followed by Funeral Mass at 10AM at Holy Trinity Church.

Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

In Loving Memory of Bonnie Mae Best

Bonnie Mae Best, 80, of Raton, New Mexico passed away Wednesday February 11, 2015. Bonnie was born to Louis Albert (L.A) White and Linnie Lee (Monroe) White on June 13, 1934 in Ysleta Texas.

Bonnie and her parents moved to Tucumcari, New Mexico in 1948 where they lived and operated a family farm on Norton Road east of town. During her high school years in Tucumcari, she was a drum majorette, member of the Junior Miss Club and Quay County Rodeo Queen in 1950. She met and married her soul mate, Teddy M. Best and made their home in Tucumcari working on the family farm until 1971.

Bonnie worked as head flower designer at Flowerland in Raton for over 15 years and continued to assist with arrangements over special holidays after her retirement.

Mrs. Best was preceded in death by her husband Teddy Morgan Best, her parents, and her brother William Lee (Bill) White. Surviving family members include son Alan Lee Best and wife Dorothy (Sims) Best of Raton, New Mexico, daughter Sheri Lyn (Best) Keith of Tucumcari, New Mexico along with grandchildren Alana Best, Dwaine Best. Ryan Sappington, Nathan Best, and Justin Keith; as well as seven great-great children, niece Debbie Brabham and nephew Jim White.

She will be greatly missed by her loving family, her beloved friends at Flowerland, as well as her good friends and caring neighbors. No memorial service is scheduled.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.

In Loving Memory of Arthur J. Bueno

Arthur J. Bueno passed away on February 14, 2015.

He was born May 21, 1931 in Segundo, CO to Isidor and Angelina Bueno, He served in the U.S. Army. Most of his life he worked in the coal mines of southern Colorado and northern New Mexico. He was a proud member of the UMWA. He also worked for W.M. Serazio until his retirement. He was a hard core Dallas Cowboys fan. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and dancing.

Arthur was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters: Bernice, Lucille, Emily, and Billie, and brothers: gilbert and Robert.

Arthur is survived by one brother Isador Bueno, Jr. and wife Karen of Thorton, CO, daughters: Sandy Cannon of Trinidad, CO, Mercy Silva and husband Mike of Spokane, WA, Debbie Darris and Husband Leonard of Raton, Florence Hernandez or Raton, and Roberta Montoya and husband Ramon of Raton, son Art Bueno, Jr. and wife Rita of Raton. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

The family would like to thank MCMC Long Term Care and Acute Care especially Janet Madison.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held on Friday February 20, 2015 at 11am in the Chapel of the Alderette Pomeroy Funeral Home.

Arrangements for Arthur J. Bueno are under the care and direction of the Alderette Pomeroy Funeral Home of Raton.