Category: Obituaries

In Loving Memory of Angelo Pascetti

Angelo Pascetti, aged 93, passed away on November 12, 2014, in Raton, New Mexico. He was born in Dawson, New Mexico on May 21, 1921 to Giovanni and Angelina Cagalini Pascetti. He graduated from Dawson High School and enlisted in the Army. He served two tours before being honorably discharged in 1949. He spent time in Germany during World War II where he met the love of his life, Margit Kuhner, whom he married on January 27, 1949.

Upon his discharge he went to Albuquerque where he worked at a lumberyard. He then moved to Wyoming to join his brother, Jack, to work in a coal mine. Those mines closed so they moved to Leadville in 1954 to work at Climax Mine until his retirement in 1984. He lived in Leadville until 2007 when he moved to Billings, Montana, to live with one of his daughters. When his health deteriorated, he moved to the Miners Colfax Nursing Home in Raton, New Mexico, where he resided until his death.

He enjoyed his family and hunting and fishing in the mountains of Colorado.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one sister and four brothers. He is survived by his daughters, Angelica Osborne (Tom), Roxana Montano (Rick Marchwick), his son, Gerald (Connie), 7 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Services are pending.

Arrangement for Angelo Pascetti are under the direction of the Alderette Pomeroy Funeral Home of Raton.

In Loving Memory of RD Moneyhun

RD Moneyhun, age 89, passed away November 11, 2014 at Parkview Medical Center after a short illness

He was born in McVeigh, Kentucky on July 29, 1925 to Luda (McCurry) and Reece D. Moneyhun. RD was employed as an accountant for  Cessna Aircraft Company for 35 years until his retirement.

RD loved flying as he was a pilot. He loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman.  He liked to hunt pheasant and dove.He proudly served his country in the United States Army Air Corp.

Preceding him in death are parents,  Luda and Reece Moneyhun, wife Alleyne Moneyhun, two infant daughters, Lyn and Tammy, son Terry Moneyhun, sisters Flora (Doc) Short and Bonnie (Wallace) Loftis mother and father in law, Mabel and Frank Fisher, brothers and  sisters in law, Frank and Marilyn Fisher, Jean and Pappy Galloup, Ray Grantz, and  nephew Don Grantz.

Survivors are daughter Kelly (Kevin) Cortez, Trinidad, CO, grandchildren, Blair Hewitt, Chase Cortez, Kamre Cortez, sister Pat (Red) DeLeon, ,  daughter in law, Katie Moneyhun, nieces and nephews Jan (Jack) Dumcum, Nancy Loftis Balckburn,  Scott (Colette) DeLeon, Shelly (Marina) Loftis and friends.

Memorial Service will be held Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 4PM at the Comi Chapel. Inurnment will follow at a later date.
Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

In Loving Memory of John W. Dochter

John W. Dochter passed away on November 11, 2014 at the age of 94.

John was born on the Apishapa, in the family cabin above Herlyck  (Herlic)  Canyon, to Ray C. and Magaret C. (Herlyck) Dochter. 
John was the youngest of 6 children, who predeceased him.  They are Margaret (John) Hoover, Raymond R. Dochter, Olive (Victor) Vining, Myrtle (Floyd) Barry, Fred (Margaret) Dochter , nephews Raymond Dochter and Richard Dochter.

He attended Aguilar schools, graduating in  1939. John was an honorably discharged veteran of WWII and in 1946, he returned to the family farm in Aguilar where he lived and worked until the age of 82.  At that time he became a resident of the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Walsenburg, Co, where he resided until his death on Veterans Day, 2014.

John is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, among them are Florine (Roger) Huffenberger, Antis Goodulin, Claude (Carol) Vining, Kathleen (Dave) Ratliff, Susan Alston, Ken (Beth) Dochter, and  Mike (Jean) Dochter.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, November 21. 2014 at 1PM at the Comi Chapel with Pastor Cary Nelson officiating.Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery.

Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

In Loving Memory of Margaret Emery

Margaret Emery, age 88, died Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in Clayton, New Mexico. 

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church in Clayton, New Mexico with Rev. Robert Hunt, pastor officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton, New Mexico. 

Margaret Frances (Higley) Emery was born on July 18, 1926 in Effingham, Kansas to Newell Clifford Higley and Nellie Mable (Leland) Higley. Margaret married William Lewis “Bill” Emery on July 20, 1947 in Denver, Colorado and he preceded her in death on June 4, 1993. They moved to Union County in 1955 and ranched near Mt. Dora until moving to Clayton in 1963. Margaret worked in the medical records department of the hospital for a few years and then worked as a secretary at the First National Bank of New Mexico in Clayton for several years before being elected as County Clerk where she worked until she retired. In addition to her parents and husband, Margaret was preceded in death by a son; Billy Matt Emery and 2 brothers; Raymond Clifford Higley and Russell Dale Higley. 


1 SON: Robert “Bob” Emery and his wife Phyllis of Clayton, New Mexico. 

1 DAUGHTER: Mary Alice Lane and her husband Charlie of Dimmitt, Texas. 

2 SISTERS: Doris Sutton and her husband F.J. of Atchison, Kansas and Bettie Miller of Pensacola, Florida. 

1 BROTHER: Ed Higley and his wife Susan of Muscotah, Kansas. 

5 GRANDCHILDREN: Corey Lane and Brad Lane both of Dimmitt, Texas, Holly Beam and her husband Wade of Canyon, Texas and Sara Emery and Cole Emery both of Clayton, New Mexico. 

2 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Cale Beam and Cooper Beam both of Canyon, Texas. 

And numerous nieces and nephews. 

MEMORIALS: The family suggests that memorials be made in Margaret’s memory to the First United Methodist Church, P. O. Drawer M, Clayton, New Mexico 88415

In Loving Memory of Charlie Owen

Charlie Owen, age 78, died Monday, November 10, 2014 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM Mountain Time at Hass Funeral Home in Clayton, New Mexico. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM Central Time on Friday, November 14, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Texline, Texas with Rev. Billy Rammage officiating. Burial will follow in the Texline Cemetery by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton. 

Charlie R. Owen was born on October 15, 1936 in Lark, Oklahoma to William Randolph Owen and Lucille E. (Kidd) Owen. He married Carolyn Rochelle (Campbell) Owen on June 29, 1956 in Aiken, Texas and she preceded him in death on December 2, 1990. Charlie later married Gail (Harrison) Owen on July 14, 1996 in Clayton, New Mexico. Charlie owned O & L Trucking for a number of years and also worked for Poole Chemical in Texline for 25 years until he retired. After retirement they stayed in Texline and traveled in their Motorhome for 5 years then purchased a 5th wheel and became full time travelers. Charlie enjoyed fishing and especially enjoyed Lake Livingston where he could always be found fishing with his friends. In addition to his parents and first wife Charlie was preceded in death by a brother Robert Loy Owen and sister Ruthie Janet Owen. 


WIFE: Gail Owen of Colorado Springs, Colorado. 

1 DAUGHTER: Edie Wyn and her husband Richard of Castle Rock, Colorado. 

3 GRANDSONS: Zachary Wyn, Jason Wyn and Jared Wyn all of Castle Rock, Colorado. 

1 STEP-DAUGHTER: Kristina Salzmann of Canyon City, Colorado. 

1 STEP-SON: Dennis Salzmann and his wife Polly of Utah. 

5 STEP-GRANDCHILDREN: Angela Salzmann, Ryan Salzmann, Samantha Salzmann, Matthew Salzmann and Gabriel Salzmann. 

4 BROTHERS: William Ray Owen of Oregon, Raymond Lloyd Owen of Willis, Texas, Donnie Dwayne Owen of Spring, Texas and Ronald Dean Owen of Dallas, Texas. 

And numerous nieces and nephews.

In Loving Memory of William “Bill “ Peter Valentine

William “Bill” Peter Valentine, 86, former resident of Raton and Springer, NM, Soldiers Grove WI, and Lubbock, TX, passed away  on November 9th,  2014 in Lubbock, TX. 

Bill was born in Raton, New Mexico on October 22, 1928 to Jack Valentine and Amelia Tomasi.  He is survived by his wife, Tina Valentine of Lubbock, TX;  children, Jim Hoschouer, (Cindy) of  Bozeman, MT, Cindy of  Twin Falls, ID, William Jr, (Dung) of  Duncanville, TX, Patricia (Bill) of Scottsdale, AZ,  Susan   (Ronnie) of  Raton, NM, Frank ( Teri) of  Blancherville, WI, Linda (David) of  Richland Center,  WI, Jackie of  Prairie du Chien, WI, John of  Soldiers Grove, WI, Ralph (Christine) of Sun Prairie, WI,  Paul of  Deerfield, WI;  Step-sons , Joe    (Carrie) Garcia of Austin TX,  John Garcia of  Rowlett  TX;   brother, Tom  of  Aubrey, TX, sisters, Dora (Hartman) of Susanville,  CA, Betty (Brown) Raton, NM,  29 grandchildren, 1 step-grandchild,  38 great-grandchildren, numerous nephews and nieces.   He is preceded in death by his mother and father; brothers; Frank, Jack, Joseph; sisters; Mary Ann, and Katherine.

Bill was a life-long dairy farmer, avid cowboy and a veteran of the Korean War. He also worked at the New Mexico Boys School in Springer, NM; the Wyalusing Academy in Prairie du Chien, WI; and with Pinkerton Security in Richland Center, WI. He was a member of the Soldiers Grove American Legion Post 220.  He will be missed for his kind heart, love of family, warm smile, and great sense of humor.  

Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014, at Vosseteig Funeral Home in Gays Mills, WI. and also one hour before the service at the church.  The memorial mass will be held November 19th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Philip Catholic Church, Gays Mills, WI., with interment immediately following at St. Philip Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the veterans’ organization of your choice.

Resthaven Funeral Home 
5740 19th Street
Lubbock, Texas  79407 

In Loving Memory of LTC Bishop

LTC Bishop passed away on 20 September 2014 in Plano, Texas. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 40 years, Patsy Jane Bishop, his parents Annie Curtis Bishop and Noyes S. Bishop Sr. and his sister, Betty Jo Stapp. 

He is survived by his brother, Don Curtis Bishop, and his six children, Donald Powers, Donna Haddow, Bryon Powers, Raeleen Surratt, Trish Loftus and Mark Bishop. He will be missed dearly by his grandchildren, Christine Powers-Leatherberry, Catherine Powers-James, Kelly Valentine, Kayla Surratt, Lindy Surratt, Sarah Loftus, Ben Loftus, Mariah Judd, Paige Peer, Rebecca Bishop, Racheal Bishop and Mackenzie Bishop. He was blessed with three great grandchildren, Alessandra Valentine, Sicilia Valentine and Megan Bishop. He was lovingly awaiting the arrival of his fourth great grandchild, Scarlett Josephine. He will forever be in our hearts and memories.

Courtesy of the Comi Funeral Home

In Loving Memory of Nancy Marie Felten

She was born Nancy Marie Mesaric on March 13, 1936 in Harrisburg Pennsylvania, Her life was one of many tragedies and celebrations. She was special and dear to all who knew her. 
Nancy  came to New Mexico in the early 1970′s. with her husband and two daughters to start a new life away from the hustle and bustle of  Long Beach, California. Nancy lived in the communities of Raton, Cimarron and Roy and was well known through out Northeastern New Mexico for her friendliness and smile. Nancy eventually settled in Mills where she finished raising her daughters and was a Rancher and the Post Master of the Mills Post Office, a position she held for 28 years. She was also an active member of the Mesa Soil and Water Board for many years. Nancy loved her post office job and really enjoyed watching TV. She liked to read about Hollywood and loved to go shopping. She loved the peace and quiet of the ranch and loved to check the cows and their water and was willing to do it every day. She was an awesome mother and was very thankful to have both her daughters living close to her through out their lives.  More than anything else though, she loved being a Grandmother. Nancy became “Meme” when her eldest granddaughter Victoria  reached  out for her and said ” My Meme”  After that, she was known by all of the children of Roy and Mosquero as Meme.
Nancy was blessed with 6 grandchildren first Victoria followed by Brandon, Chase, Jessica, Jacob and Eric and from them she had 5 Great Grandchildren. She spent every moment she could following them around and tried hard to be at every event or game they had from grade school through their college years.
Nancy is survived by her daughters Lori and Sheila. Lori is a Special Education Teacher at Raton High School. Her husband Allen Herron is a rancher near Roy.They are the parents of Brandon of Bosque Farms and Jacob of Clayton. Brandon is the Father of Meme’s 5th Great Grandchild, a son, Cameron.
Sheila is a Homemaker and is married to Otto Fluhman. Together with Ernest, they are Ranchers and owners of Fluhman Brothers Trucking. They are the parents of Victoria Hansen of Texas, Chase Fluhman of Texas,  Jessica Roach of Canyon Texas, and Eric Fluhman of Mills. Victoria is Mother to  daughter Macy and son Chinch, and Jessica is mother to son Damon and daughter Brooklyn, all Meme’s first 4 Great Grandchildren.
She is survived by two of her brothers along with their families, George Mulleneix of Tucson, Arizona and Lawrence Mesaric of Kingman, Arizona (formally of Cimarron)
Nancy spent the past 5 years with her husband Willis Bowman and together they built a home in Grady, She was blessed to have him and that she was able to spend every moment possible with her Great grandchildren. They were her life and she felt extra lucky to get to know them.
Nancy passed peacefully with Willis at her side on Thursday November 6th.  She requested cremation and did not wish to have a memorial. She had tragically lost many loved ones in her life (her first born son and husbands) and found funerals to be unbearable. Our family request is to direct all cards and letters to Willis at 320 Ware St. in Grady.


In Loving Memory of Najib Hadad

Najib Hadad, floor covering and tile professional, passed away at home in the presence of his children on November 7, 2014, after a lengthy illness.  He was born in Trinidad, Colorado on June 21, 1927. His wife, Georgette, predeceased him in 1989. He is survived by three adult children Michael, Debbie and Diane Hadad.  Other surviving family members include his sister Lucille, brothers Leo, Richard, David (Mary Ellen) and Victor (Louise), sister-in-law Evelyn Sawaya and many beloved nieces and nephews and their children.  He also enjoyed the gift of many loving and loyal friends. 

Najib (“Naj”) was blessed with a zest for life. From his youth he had a strong sense of curiosity about pretty much everything, a trait which served him well throughout his life.  His fascination with how things work enabled him to find creative solutions to problems and challenges. He loved working with his hands and savored projects that required both intellect and skill.  His true passion was installing carpet and ceramic tile. He enjoyed the challenges of the world of business and many of his customers, associates and employees became his life-long friends.  

He loved his church family at Holy Protection Parish in Denver. He shared his God-given gifts and love with many people.  His love for his wife and children, his extended family and his friends has generated a legacy of fond memories. 

Visitation will be Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 2PM-7PM t the Comi Chapel.

Funeral Services will be Friday, November 14, 2014, with Rosary at Noon at the Comi Chapel followed by the Funereal Mass at 1PM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Entombment will follow at the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are   Joe Hadad, Fred Mauloff, Joe Shaya, Chuck Sawaya, David Barrack, Bob Arko, and Ben Chavez. Active pallbearers:  Ron Hadad, David Hadad Jr., John Hadad, Nick Hadad, James Sawaya, Paul Bodnar, Mike Bodnar.

Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.


In Loving Memory of Robert Hough

Robert Hough, age 84, died Monday, November 3, 2014 in Vici, Oklahoma. 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Billings Funeral Home in Woodward, Oklahoma. Graveside Services will be held at 1:30 PM Central Time on Friday, November 7, 2014 at the Texline Cemetery in Texline, Texas by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton, New Mexico. 

Robert L. Hough was born on October 16, 1930 in Clayton, New Mexico to William Roy Hough and Ethel Mae (McGowan) Hough. He was reared in Texline, Texas and graduated from Clayton High School. He was united in marriage to Juanita Marie (Hampton) Hough on November 12, 1950 in Clayton, New Mexico. Robert was inducted into the United States Air Force on January 8, 1951 and served his country as a Sergeant until being honorably discharged on January 7, 1955. He was in the Oil and Gas industry for more than 30 years and owned and operated Hough Oilfield Service in Liberal, Kansas and he also worked for several independent oil and gas companies including ONEOK. The family lived in Woodward from 1977 until 2009. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Juanita in 2010 and a son Robert Michael Hough in 2006. 


1 SON: Danny Hough of Fairland, Oklahoma. 

2 DAUGHTERS: Debra Newby of Houston, Texas and Deanna Hough of Vici, Oklahoma. 

1 SISTER: Mickey Durbin of Liberal, Kansas. 

9 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. 

And many other relatives and friends.