Category: Obituaries

In Loving Memory of Helen A. Lovato

Helen A. Lovato, age 77, was born November 13, 1936 in Roy, NM, where she resided and passed away on Sunday, September 7, 2014. Helen is survived by her daughter, Ernestina (Tina) Jinzo; granddaughter, Dolores Montoya (Ted); grandson, Vicente Jinzo; great granddaughters, Felicia and Consuelo Montoya; great great grandson, Carlos Montoya; brothers, George Lovato, Tony Lovato, Arsenio Lovato; sisters, Lydia Smith, Annie Ficarro, Rose Alford (Mike), Patsy Bautista and Gloria Lovato. Helen also leaves behind her two precious dogs, Bambi and Tottsie.

Recitation of Holy Rosary will take place on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the San Antonio Catholic Church in San Antonio, NM, near Tijeras, NM. A Recitation of the Holy Rosary will also be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Roy, NM on September 12, 2014 at 7:00 PM, with the Mass of Resurrection to be celebrated on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 9:00 AM, also at Holy Family Catholic Church in Roy, NM.

Arrangements entrusted to Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque, 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE, (505) 764-9663.

In Loving Memory of Mark E. Carrasco

Mark E. Carrasco age 49, of Raton, passed away Friday September 5, 2014 in Raton. He was born January 16, 1965 in Pueblo, CO, the son of Wilfred and Annie Baca-Carrasco. Mark was a skilled concrete finisher. 
He was an avid Oakland Raiders fan, he loved playing his guitar and accordion. Mark could be counted on to add his humor and quick wit to any situation. Mark was a life-long buddy, confidant and coworker who worked along side his father over three decades. 
He is survived by his parents Wilfred and Annie Carrasco of Raton, two daughters Amber Lena Martinez Carrasco of Albuquerque, NM, and Myriah Burleson and husband Jim of Lemitar, NM, one son Ronnie Eloy Carrasco of Socorro NM, four sisters, Camilann Baca of Pueblo, CO, Lavinia (Nina) Padilla and husband David Lopez of Pueblo, CO, Tirsa Godfrey and husband Ben of Raton, and Darlene Pino “Lolly” and husband Richard of Austin, TX. One brother Wilfred Jr. and wife Cynthia of Tome, NM. Five grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mark loved each dearly. 
Memorial services will be Wednesday September 10, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Daniel Mullins officiating. 
Arrangements and celebration of love for Mark E. Carrasco are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.

In Loving Memory of Manuel J. Apodaca

Manuel J. Apodaca age 79, of Raton, was called to be with our Lord in heaven Wednesday September 3, 2014. He was born October 20, 1934 in Raton, NM, the son of Matias and Isabel Maes-Apodaca. Manuel married Susie (Rivera) Apodaca on July 2, 1955. He was a retired Miner a member of the U.M.W.A. and a member of St. Patrick’-St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Raton. 
He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Billy, Raymond and Johnny Apodaca, and his wife Lorraine Apodaca and a son Robert Dwayne Apodaca. He is survived by his wife of fifty nine years Susie of the home, daughter Cheryl and son Rodney both of Fountain, CO., brother Henry Apodaca and wife Zelma of Raton. Sisters-in-law Cleo Apodaca of Raton, Elaine Apodaca of Rancho Cucamonga, CA, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. 
Visitation will be Sunday September 7, 2014 from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home in Raton. 
Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be Monday September 8, 2014 at 9:30 A.M. at St. Patrick’s-St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Raton recited by Deacon Thomas Alderette. Mass of the Resurrection will follow at 10:00 A.M. with Father John Trambley as the celebrant, Rite of Christian burial will be in the Fairmont Cemetery in Raton. 
Arrangements and celebration of love for Manuel J. Apodaca are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton. 

In Loving Memory of Nancy Ann Woodhouse Floyd

Nancy Ann Woodhouse Floyd 79, of Clovis, NM died Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at her home in Clovis, NM. Services will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Kingswood United Methodist Church with Rev. Layloni Drake officiating. Burial will be held at 1:30 pm Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Red Mountain Cemetery in Johnson Mesa, NM. Pallbearers will be her family and friends.

Nancy was born July 26, 1935 to Chuck and Ida (Kakuk) Woodhouse in Sugarite, NM. She married T.J. Floyd May 29, 1955 in Raton, NM and they raised three children wherever the railroad sent them. She worked as a Loan Officer for Santa Fe High Plains Federal Credit Union and was a member at Kingswood United Methodist Church. She loved baking, cooking for family and friends, and collecting southwest décor.

Survivors include her daughter, Denise (Hoyt) Morris of Clovis, NM; two sons, Dwayne Floyd and Darrin Floyd of Clovis, NM; a sister, Beverly (Chuck) Redd of Clovis, NM; sister-in-law, Barbara (Gerald) Miller of Pecos, NM; six grandchildren, Bryon (Marcie) Morris, Alesha (Corey) Isaacs, Beth Burns, Marcus (Sherrie) Morris, Carissa (Jared) Morris, and Brandon (Alicia) Floyd; 12 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Chuck and Ida; husband, TJ; in-laws, Thomas and Josephine Floyd; and brother-in-law, Wayne Floyd.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1856, Clovis, NM 88101.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Muffley Funeral Home 575 762-4435 muffleyfuneralhome.com




In Loving Memory of Helen Coca

Helen Coca age 70 of Raton passed away on August 30th 2014 at her home. She was born on November 8th 1943 in Raton to Joe and Maria Maldonado.

Helen is survived by her husband Carlos of the family home, daughters Liza Saenz and husband Claudio of Raton, Connie Coca and companion Noah Harvey of North Pole, Alaska, sons Jose Coca and wife Joslyn of Phoenix, Arizona, and Joaquin Coca and wife Connie Leal Coca of Mesa, Arizona one sister Juanita Trujillo of Raton, grandchildren Jewlian, Michaela, Giovanni, Alexus, Aidan, Sophia, Nadia, Reyna, Eisavel, Myles, Lailiana, and Jahvon. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Helen is preceded in death by her parents Joe and Maria Maldonado, 4 siblings- 2 infant sisters and 2 infant brothers.

A viewing will be held on Friday September 5th in the chapel of the Alderette Pomeroy Funeral Home from 3pm to 6pm. Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will take place on Saturday September 6th at 9:00am recited Deacon Thomas Alderette followed by the Solemn Mass of the Resurrection at 9:30am with Father John Trambley as the Celebrant. Rite of Committal and Interment to be at the Fairmont Cemetery. Dinner to follow services at the Parish Hall.

Arrangements for Helen Coca are under the care and direction of the Alderette Pomeroy Funeral Home of Raton.

In Loving Memory of Stan Kneller

Stan Kneller, age 78, of Rural Rolla, Kansas, passed away on Friday, August 29, 2014 in Clayton, New Mexico. Survivors include 2 daughters; Sherri and Syndi, 1 granddaughter; Courteney and her husband Eddie, 1 grandson; Andrew and his wife Shelley and 3 great-grandchildren; Allyson, Alexander and Dallas. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Arrangements by Hass Funeral Directors in Clayton.

In Loving Memory of Janet Dillon

Janet Dillon, age 69, died Monday, September 1, 2014 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church in Clayton, New Mexico with Rev. Robert Hunt, pastor officiating. Burial will follow in the Clayton Memorial Cemetery by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton, New Mexico. 

Janet Dillon was born on December 12, 1944 to Hartsel Wright and Donna Irene (Clifton) Wright. She was raised on a ranch a few miles south of Clayton until they moved into Clayton in the mid 1950′s. Janet attended school in Clayton and graduated from Clayton High School in 1962. She worked for Montgomery Wards for many years and later she was the manager at KLMX Radio Station in Clayton for several years until she retired in 2010. Janet loved to play bridge, golf and pool and she enjoyed gambling. In addition to her parents, Janet was preceded in death by 2 brothers; Jerry Don Wright and Billy Joe Wright and by a nephew; Billy Craig Wright. 


2 DAUGHTERS: Teri Dillon of Raleigh, North Carolina and Tina Parkhill and her husband Lance of Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

1 SON: Brett Dillon and his wife Jennifer of Clayton, New Mexico. 

4 GRANDCHILDREN: Devon Dillon and Emily Dillon both of Clayton, New Mexico and Dillon Parkhill and Julia Parkhill both of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

In Loving Memory of Louise Wilson

Louise Wilson, age 87, died Friday, August 29, 2014 in Clayton, New Mexico. 

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at the Amistad United Methodist Church in Amistad, New Mexico with Rev. Robert Hunt and Lynn Clay, officiating. Burial will follow in the Amistad Cemetery by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton, New Mexico. 

Louise Wilson was born on April 16, 1927 in Springer, New Mexico to Clinton Elias Bell and Mary Thelma (Steele) Bell. Louise lived most of her life in the Hayden and Amistad area of Union County. She did crocheting and knitting work and won numerous ribbons in the fair. She was a longtime member of the Amistad United Methodist Church, the New Mexico Study Club and the Garden Club. The kids in vacation bible school were always very important to her. In addition to her parents, Louise was preceded in death by 2 sisters; Ruth Bell and Betty Earle and by 2 brothers; Harold Bell and Bill Bell. 


2 DAUGHTERS: Linda Earle and Glenda Earle both of Midland, Texas. 

2 SISTERS: Adella Jesse of Vaughn, Montana and Lucy Scott of Harrah, Oklahoma. 

3 BROTHERS: Houston Bell of Judsonia, Arkansas, Bob Bell of Lindsborg, Kansas and Ben Bell of Vaughn, Montana. 

MEMORIALS: The family suggest that memorials be made to the Amistad United Methodist Church, PO Box 325, Amistad, New Mexico 88410.

In Loving Memory of Donna Jean Stockton Hume

Our mother, Donna Jean was born April 14, 1940 in Raton, New Mexico to Henry C. Stockton and Thelma Mae (Slater) Stockton. She passed away peacefully August 18, 2014 in Bountiful, Utah.


Donna and her sister Susie shared many happy memories growing up on the Stockton Ranch in Raton, New Mexico.  As sisters they forged a bond and friendship that lasted a lifetime.

As a junior in High School she was the Kearny-Entrada Rodeo Princess.  She was a member of the student council her senior year and was very active in many clubs and activities.  She graduated with honors from Raton High school with her friends in the class of 1958.  She then attended Colorado Women’s College in Denver, Colorado.  She told us many stories about her friends and the fun they had during that time.


Donna married Douglas R. Hume on August 1, 1959 (divorced).  Together 40 years, they raised 3 children.  In life she was a homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt & friend.


Our memories of our mother growing up are happy ones.  She spent many hours with us doing arts & crafts.  She loved holidays and made them so fun.  She was an avid reader, loved poetry and was a great cook.  She instilled in us a joy of life, independence and taught us to embrace adventure.  Our mom loved living in Bountiful (42 years) and had many friends. She was a member of the LDS Church.


In passing, she joins her father and mother; and daughter, Donna Sue.


She leaves her children: Dawn Cook (Craig) Bountiful, Utah, Dyan Sandell (Tim) Colorado, Douglas H. Hume (Christie) Bountiful; sister, Diana “Susie” Parker (Fred) Raton, New Mexico; grandchildren: Ciera Nay (Bobby), Danielle Rosebush (Kyle), Dallin Cook, Samantha Cook, Malory Cook, Audrey Sandell, Kendrick Hume, Erin Hume; great- grandchildren: Jack Nay, Cache Nay, Ellie Nay (who will join us any day); nieces: Debra Montoya (Mike), Becky Walker (Ernie).  It was mom’s wish to be laid to rest in Raton New Mexico near her parents.


A graveside service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements entrusted to Lindquist’s Bountiful Mortuary.  Please share your memories online at www.lindquistmortuary.com

In Loving Memory of Albert B. Garcia

Albert B. Garcia (92) went to be with his Lord on August 25, 2014. Albert was born June 14, 1922 in Los Narahjos, NM to Eva (Valdez) & Louis Garcia. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Philippines Theater of War receiving an Honorable Discharge. Upon returning home he went to work at the family ranch & coal mine in Bon Carbo, Colorado. In 1947 he moved to Springer NM to work for Frontier Power & Light, (which later became Springer Electric Co-op), where he worked for 41 ½ years to the age of 65. It was there that he met and married the love of his life Alice (Martinez) Garcia. Albert loved to hunt, fish, camp, golf, bowl & water ski. He was a loving, caring, and giving husband, father, grandfather, great- grandfather, great-great grandfather,& brother. He was quite the jokester as he always stated that the nation was celebrating his birthday by putting out their U.S. Flags on June14 (Flag Day). He so enjoyed the Avenue of Flags at the Court House. Albert & Alice was a member of St. Patrick’s/St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

Albert was preceded in death by his parents Eva & Louis Garcia, his son Bennie Garcia, grandson Bennie Garcia Jr, brothers, Arthur, Joe & Ernie Garcia, sisters Felia Fernandez, & Viola Ramirez. Sister-in-laws Julia Cordova, Flora Salazar, brothers-in-laws Andy Armijo, Lee Cruz, Arthur Valdez, Augustine Fernandez, & Frank Torrez, and son-in-law Larry Medina.

Albert is survived by this loving wife of 66 years Alice Garcia. Son Albert (Carol) Garcia Jr. of Raton. Daughters Gloria (Delbert) Rose of San Antonio TX, & Jane Medina of Raton. Nine grandchildren, Kevin (Carol), David (Toni), Garcia, & Tammy (Richie) Gonzales all of Raton. James (Jessica), Manuel, & Paul Garcia of Odessa, TX. Donalisa Medina of Clovis, NM, Steven (Shannon) Medina of Hondo, TX., & Nathan (Chantelle) Medina of Raton. 25 Great-grandchildren and 5 Great-Great grandchildren. Daughter in-law Juanita (Cruz) Garcia of Odessa TX, Brothers Louie (Angie) Garcia of Pueblo, Co., & Pete Garcia of Trinidad, Co. Sister Josie Torrez of Colorado Springs, Co. Brother in-laws Johnny Ramirez of Trinidad, Co, Camilo(Jr.) Cordova, Gilbert (Julia) Martinez Raton, John (Ernestine) Martinez of Springer. Sister-in-laws Nancy Valdez, Dolores (Donnie) Fernandez of Raton, Nora Cruz of Springer, Viola (Manuel) Avila of Albuquerque NM. Mary Garcia of Trinidad, Co. Several nieces, nephews & cousins also survive.

Visitation will be held on Friday August 29th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Alderette Funeral Home Chapel. Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be at St. Patrick’s/St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Saturday August 30th at 9:30 a.m. by Deacon Tom Alderette, with a Solemn Mass of the Resurrection to follow at 10:00 a.m. with Father John Trambley as the celebrant. Rite of Committal and Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. A dinner will be held following the services at the St. Patrick’s-St. Joseph’s Parish Hall.

Arrangements for Albert B. Garcia are under the care and direction of the Alderette Pomeroy Funeral Home of Raton.