Category: Obituaries

In Loving Memory of Herbert Blakely

Herbert Sowers Blakely, age 81, died Wednesday, January 14, 2015 in Clayton, New Mexico. 

The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 18th from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, January 19, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church in Clayton, New Mexico with Rev. Robert Hunt, pastor and Terrell Jones, pastor of the Trinity Fellowship Church in Clayton officiating. Burial will follow in the Clayton Memorial Cemetery by Hass Funeral Home of Clayton. 

Herbert Sowers Blakely was born on February 26, 1933, in Springer, New Mexico to Herbert Rhea Blakely and Winifred (Sowers) Blakely. He moved to Union County at the age of ten. He attended school in Thomas for one year and then in Clayton where he graduated from Clayton High School in 1951. Herb farmed and ranched near Clayton for several years and owned and operated the Sears store in Clayton, he also went into the insurance business in 1962. In 1971 he sold the insurance business and moved to Raton, New Mexico where he worked for Elco Metal Products Corporation. Herb married Carrell (Azar) Blakely on August 31, 1972 in Raton, New Mexico. In 1975 Elco moved to Harper, Kansas. They moved to Harper and Herb was the plant manager for several years until he retired and they moved back to Clayton where Herb resumed ranching and later served as Union County Magistrate Judge. Herb had been a small plane pilot for many years, he received his pilots license when he was 17 years old and owned his first plane before he owned his first car. Carrell also got her private pilot’s license and they enjoyed flying together for many years. In addition to his parents, Herb was preceded in death by a daughter; Anita Riley on July 15, 2010 and by two half-brothers; Gary Blakely and Keith Blakely. 


WIFE: Carrell Blakely of Clayton, New Mexico. 

1 SON: Alan Blakely of La Veta, Colorado. 

2 DAUGHTERS: Sherry Huddleston of Bogata, Texas and Gaylene Smith of Fort Worth, Texas. 

2 STEP-SONS: Mick Pugh and Rick Pugh and his wife Jan all of Harper, Kansas. 

11 Grandchildren 

15 Great-Grandchildren 

1 SISTER: Carol Combs and her husband Mars of Kim, Colorado and their daughters Melissa & Cindy and families.

In Loving Memory of Darrell Frank Benjamin

Darrell Frank Benjamin, 72, of Angel Fire and French Tract, NM, passed away January 10, 2015 peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones.

Darrell was born May 10, 1942 in Longmont, CO to Frank and Margaret (Shaffer) Benjamin. He attended school in Longmont and Fairplay, Colorado; graduating from Fairplay High School in 1960. He served in the US Navy and was honorably discharged in 1962. He married Marge Silbaugh September 29, 1962. They lived in the Longmont area until moving to Angel Fire, NM in 1983.

Darrell farmed in the Longmont area from 1971 to 1983. He worked for the Angel Fire Water and Wastewater Services for 30 years until his retirement in 2013. In honor of his years of service the Angel Fire Village Counsel named a road after him, Darrell F Benjamin Drive. He was a Double IV certified level operator in Water and Wastewater in the State of New Mexico. He served on the Angel Fire Volunteer Fire Department and County Fire Department for 13 years and was Chief of the local fire district which included the Village and Colfax County from 1988 to 1996. He was also an Adjunct Instructor for the New Mexico Firefighters Academy. He served on the Fire Excise Tax board for over 20 years.

Darrell enjoyed jeeping and was a member of the Mile-High and St. Vrain Jeep Clubs. He was a talented mechanic and enjoyed helping other members modify their jeeps. Darrell was also an avid hunter, fisherman, and outdoors man. He was a lifetime member of the NRA and the North American Hunting and Fishing Clubs. Darrell was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend; he will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marge; his four children: Yvette Stone, Elise Taylor and husband Richard, David Benjamin and wife Wynette, and Alan Benjamin and wife Cameron. He also leaves behind his thirteen grandchildren and one great grandson. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Margaret Benjamin; his sister, Ann (Denison) Parker; and his beloved Uncle Willis Benjamin.

Services will be held February 21, 2015 at 3:00 pm at Angel Fire Community Center, 15 CS Ranch Road, Angel Fire, NM. In lieu of flowers please send donations to either: Team Angel Fire Ski and Snowboard at P.O. Box 864, Angel Fire, NM 87710 or directly to International Bank in Angel Fire. Please memo Darrell Benjamin on checks. Or Angel Fire Community Center for playground restoration, directly contact Shay Tibljas at 575-377-1544.

Arrangements for Darrell Frank Benjamin are under the direction of the Alderette Pomeroy Funeral Home of Raton.

In Loving Memory of Ida M. Fernandez

Ida M. Fernandez, age 88, passed away at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, CO. on January 8. 2015.

She was born in Trinidad, CO. on November 29, 1926, the daughter of Lorencita (Saiz) and Candelario Barela.

Ida attended area schools. On August 10, 1945, Ida was united in marriage to Alex J. Fernandez in Trinidad, CO. She was the matriarch of her family, and her children and grandchildren were her first priority. She never knew a stranger and always made you feel like you were part of her family. Ida was an excellent cook and no one ever left her home hungry. She loved the outdoors and nature,  flowers and collecting rocks. Her graciousness, strength and generosity will be missed by those, whose lives she touched.

Preceding her in death are parents, Lorencita and Candelario Barela, husband Alex Fernandez in 1992, sisters Caroline Trujillo, Dora Clark, and son in law George Fields.

Her survivors are her children, James (Sharon) Fernandez, Trinidad, John (Rita) Fernandez, Trinidad, Yvonne “Bonnie” Fields, Pueblo, Lydia (Daniel) Shea, Trinidad, Arlene (Larry) Robinson, Trinidad, Janet (Brian) Smith, Trinidad, grandchildren, Brenda, Karen, Laurie Jo, Stephen, James, Aaron, Danny, Lisa, Megan, Janie, Jessica, Alex, 10 great grandchildren, brother Joseph (Joanne) Barela, Denver, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 3PM-7PM at the Comi Chapel.

Rosary will be recited Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 7PM at the Comi Chapel.

Funeral Mass will be Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 10AM at Holy Trinity Church.

Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be her grandsons, Stephen, James, Aaron, Danny, Mark, Jeffery, Gene and Alex.

Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.


In Loving Memory of Sam E. Arguello

Sam E. Arguello, age 88, died Thursday, January 8, 2015 in Santa Rosa, New Mexico. 

Rosary was recited at 7:00 P.M. on Sunday, January 11, 2015 by Joey Montoya, and Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Monday, January 12, 2015 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Clayton with Fr. Joel Bugas as Celebrant. Burial will follow in the Clayton Memorial Cemetery in Clayton by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton. 

Sam E. Arguello was born on November 11, 1926 in Atencio, New Mexico to Samuel Arguello and Adella Archuleta. He was raised by his mother and step-father Alex Vallejos. Sam quit school in the 10th grade and joined the United States Marine Corps where he served during WWII in the South Pacific. When he returned to Clayton he went back to high school and graduated with honors. Sam married Mary (Sintas) Arguello on October 19, 1951 in Union County, New Mexico and she preceded him in death on April 14, 2002. He worked for Carl Eklund and worked as a cowboy and a carpenter, he managed the Star Lumber Company for many years and owned the Clayton Package Store. In addition to his parents and wife, Sam was preceded in death by a son; David T. Arguello on July 6, 1974 and by his sister Duvy Vallejos and her husband Mike. 


1 DAUGHTER: Olivia C. Arguello of Amarillo, Texas. 

1 SON: Paul Richard Arguello of Clayton, New Mexico. 

3 GRANDCHILDREN: Melody K. Chambers and her husband Cody and Erin Arguello all of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Alex C. Arguello of Amarillo, Texas. 

1 Cousin who was raised by Sam’s parents and considered a brother: Joe Archuleta and his wife Cheryl and their family. 

Sam E. Arguello (know as Ernest or Ernie to older family members) was a twelfth Generation New Mexican whose great grandfather 12 times removed, Hernan Martin Serrano (1556-1626), was a Spanish Conquistador. In 1598, Martin was part of the Juan de Onate’ expedition in which Onate’ claimed everything north of del Paso de Norte’ (now know as El Paso Texas) for the Kingdom of Spain. Sam’s decedents were part of the Spanish Settlers involved in the pueblo revolt of 1680 in Santa Fe, where these original surviving settlers fled the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe to del Paso de Norte’ until the re-conquest of Nuevo Mexico, where these families returned to the land they knew and loved under the leadership of Juan de Vargas. Included in this re-conquest was Sam’s great grandfather 9 times removed, Joaquin de Arguello. 

Joaquin de Arguello, a Spanish soldier, was a resident of city of Zacatecas in the Spanish Territory located in Nueva Espana (New Spain), known today as Mexico. Joaquin de Arguello was married to Juana Gutierrez and during the period of estimated 1692-1697 when de Vargas began the re-conquest of the Kingdom of New Mexico for Spain, Juana Gutierrez de Arguello and her 2 children, is believed to have traveled with the colonies from Zacatecas to Santa Fe. There is no record indicating that Joaquin de Arguello traveled to Santa Fe, there is a possibility that he was not alive before his family entered New Mexico or if he passed away during the long trip from Zacatecas into New Mexico. The trip from Zacatecas to Santa Fe normally takes three to four months to travel depending on weather and hostile Native Americans. Juana Gutierrez Arguello and her children arrived in Santa Fe where they began their new lives in this new land called Nueva Mexico. Juaquin and Juana only had one son, Juan de Arguello. born Abt. 1677 in Zacatecas, Nueva Espana, and died 19 Dec 1789 in Trampas, New Mexico. 

On May 26, 1715 Juan de Arguello was a Spanish soldier stationed in Santa Fe and married Juana Gregoria Brito the daughter of Juan de Leon Brito, a descendent of the original colonists, and Maria de los Reyes Granillo. The Brito family was Tlaxcalan Indians from Mexico. The Brito family was at that time well known in the trade of building churches in Mexico and was instrumental in building the San Miguel church in the Analco, section of Santa Fe, (a tlaxcalan word for other side of the river) in the area where the State Capitol building is now located. The Brito family resided, before and after the re-conquest, in what is often considered the oldest house in America, located across the alley from The San Miguel church. 

The family of Juan de Arguello and eleven other families petitioned the Governor of Santa Fe to issue them a land grant outside of Santa Fe. On July 15, 1751. Governor Tomas Velez Cachupin issued a land grant called the Santo Thomas Apostol del Rio de las Trampas land grant, to these families. In 1760 the twelve families petitioned for a license to build their own church and on June 15, 1760 bishop Don Pedro Tamaron issued a license to the twelve families to build the church. The twelve families immediately began the building of the church. The church was completed and was named the chapel of San Jose de Gracia which to this day is the oldest original Spanish church in New Mexico. Juan De Arguello’s remains are buried underneath the altar at that church. Las Trampas is located on the old road to Taos, south of Penasco. 

Sam’s Grandparents, Jose Nicanor Arguello and Francesquita Dominguez Arguello, were part of the easterly migration from central New Mexico, to the what was then no longer hostile Native American lands of north eastern New Mexico territory in the late 1800’s, and settled in the Atencio community in northern Union County. Nicanor was a 6th generation descendant of Juan de Arguello. 

Sam was at a point in his disease when this genealogy was discovered on the internet, and never had the capacity to comprehend the impact his ancestors had on the building of this country. This pioneering spirit was instilled in him by his Grandparents, parents and step father Alex Vallejos, and included mentor, Carl Eklund, who owned the then great JE ranch, Sam told stories of how Mr. Eklund told him how to shoot a rabbit without damaging the meat, by telling him to shoot that rabbit right in the eye. This was important, as during the depression, as times were tough, and his mother could scarcely afford to give him one bullet a day, If he shot something they could eat, they would have meat on the table that day. Sam worked on the JE ranch for a great part of his early life, and started earning money at the age of 7 herding sheep. Soon he was overseeing men 2 or 3 times his age on the working ranch. 

Sam had been moved many times when younger with his mother during the depression, and changed schools so often the schools he attended often did not know what grade to put him in. His kids teased him, that the hardest 3 years of his life was the 3rd grade. Sam was patriotic, and having looked up to a local Atencio native and Marine Manuel Martinez, who had been honored as a hero in the battle of Guadalcanal. Sam quit school when he turned 18 and still in the 10th grade, to join the United States Marine Corp. While in training Sam caught the attention of Colonel Chester “Chesty” Puller who pulled him aside and told him that he needed a to be a scout, A high ranking NCO knew this and told Sam, “come work in the kitchen, the scouts don’t live very long in combat, don’t listen to Chesty.” Sam told the story over and over in his life, how he had to clean and quarter so many chickens; he would never eat the meat again. He also would not hunt, fish or chop wood, as he felt if he could buy the food and the heat, he would never take these depression era tasks on again. Sam was proud to have served his country as a United States Marine, and was always happy to share his stories of his travels to Hawaii, China, and the places he visited in the South Pacific. While waiting in Hawaii to be shipped to battles unknown, the United States dropped atomic bombs on Japan, thus he never made it to the invasion of Japan as it was planned. It was estimated that the majority of the invasion forces would have been wiped out when they arrived. After the war, he was approached by Superintendant Raymond Huff to come back to Clayton High School and get his High school diploma; he did and graduated with honors. 

Sam worked very hard to provide for his wife and children and often took on side jobs to supplement his income. One of those jobs was digging graves by hand at night after he did his regular job. Sam built and remodeled many fine houses in the Union County area. With his new family Sam and Mary created a modest and comfortable life on lots his father left him, and proceeded to build a home, of which he used discarded wood and supplies, building the house one room at a time paying cash as he went and using only hand tools. Sam’s involvement in the church and his God given talents are prevalent throughout the church, his woodworking skills can still be seen on the altar. Sam was involved in many social and civic organizations including, but not limited to, The American Legion, VFW, and was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus David T. Arguello council 6598. Sam was one of the two original lay ministers at St. Francis Xavier Catholic church, He also served on the Union County hospital board, and as a City councilman. 

Sam wrote a book of his memoirs, of which gives much history of his life growing up in Union County. Sam was honored to be part of the Ken Burns documentary “the Dust Bowl” in 2012. A part of the Dust Bowl interview was just recently used in the movie “Interstellar”. Sam sold his package store in 1982 to retire and do what he loved best, creating works of art out of wood. 

He was a worker, a proud man and he proudly posted, in his house, this credo written in 1776 by Thomas Paine: I do not choose to be a common man. 

It is my right to be uncommon … if I can. I seek opportunity … not security. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, Humbled and dulled by having the State look after me. I want to take the calculated risk, to dream and to build. To fail and to succeed. I refuse to barter incentive for a dole; I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence; The thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of Utopia. I will not trade freedom for beneficence, nor my dignity for a handout, I will never cower before any master, nor bend to any threat. It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid; to think and act for myself, to enjoy the benefit of my creations, and to face the world boldly and say: This, with God’s help, I have done. All this is what it means to be an Entrepreneur. 

JOHN:14 Do not let your hearts be troubled. You trust in God, trust also in me. In my Father’s house there are many places to live in; otherwise I would have told you. I am going now to prepare a place for you, and after I have gone and prepared you a place, I shall return to take you to myself, so that you may be with me where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going. 

We know Jesus was reared as a carpenter’s son we can only envision that the carpenter’s helper, Sam, has arrived to help prepare and build a place for us in the kingdom of heaven.

In Loving Memory of Robert G. Mutz

Robert G. Mutz age, 89, of Eagle Nest, NM, passed away Monday January 5, 2015 in Taos, NM.

He was born July 10, 1925 in Prescott, AZ, the son of George and Alice Mutz. He was a long time cattle rancher and a veteran of WWII serving in the United States Army.

Mr. Mutz is preceded in death by his parents, one brother and his twin sister.

He is survived by his wife Juanita of the home, two step-daughters Beni Jo Fulton of E Town, NM, and Erica Jean Fulton of E Town, NM. Two sisters, Virginia Bradford and husband Francis and Tena Moore all of Richland Center, Wisc. Grand son Johnathan Fulton of E Town, NM, Granddaughters Rachael Johnson and husband Carlos Lopez of San Antonio, TX, and Victoria Kelly and husband James of Las Vegas, NV, and five great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be Wednesday January 14, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. at the E Town Cemetery with Deacon Michael Sedillo officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton. 

In Loving Memory of Amy Christine Glenn

Amy Christine Glenn, age 90 of Raton, NM, also well known as “Blondie” passed away Monday January 5, 2015 in Raton. She was born December 20, 1924 in Madeley, England the daughter of Jean C. and Amy Griffith-Baker. 

At the young age of fourteen she was taken out of school to work in the :War effort” during WWII, making uniforms and building engines for fighter plains. She became a war bride at the age of twenty one coming to the United States on the Queen Mary in 1945. She married twice, having fifteen children with only six surviving. She and her first husband raised and raced grey hound dogs in Colorado. After meeting her second husband in 1955, they moved here to Raton. In the sixty years here she worked at Frey’s Furniture ande Sands Motel. She enjoyed many outdoor activities and spending time with family. She was a very strong woman with a loving and spunky personality. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

Amy is preceded in death by one brother Alexander, three sisters Lilly, Maggie and Dagmar of England, daughter Barbara Townsend of Cahokia, ILL, and many close friends. She is survived by three sons, Robert Bleakley and wife Diana of La Luz, NM, James Bleakley and wife Jane of Moriorty, NM, and Richard Bleakley and wife Kim of Killeen, TX. Two daughters, Sandra Lesley of Greeley, CO., and Chrissie Butt and husband Jimmie of Brighton, CO. Thirteen grandchildren numerous great grandchildren and many extended family members in England.

Memorial services will be Saturday January 24, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. at the First Baptist Church 225 S. 3rd St. Raton, NM. A private family burial will be in Moriorty, NM, per her last wishes where she will be laid to rest with a small piece of her England. 

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

In Loving Memory of Cathleen “Cathy” Freyta

Cathleen “Cathy”  Freyta, age 49, passed away on December 31, 2014 at Penrose Hospital.

She was born in Rocky Ford, CO., on September 15, 1965, the daughter of Flora and Pete Garcia and was raised in Trinidad.
She attended Trinidad schools,.

Cathy was an employee of COG as a caregiver. Her clients were very special to her as she enjoyed caring for them. Cathy’s first priority was her family and her grandchildren were her life. Her kindness and love will be missed by many.

Preceding her in death are parents Flora and Pete Garcia, husband Alfred Freyta, sister Joann Lucero and aunt Dora Powell.

Survivors are sons Nathan Garcia, Joe Allen Garcia, daughter Ashley (Anthony) Garcia Sanchez, step father Joe Lucero, grandchildren, Daniel, Antonio Santino, Ashton, Serenity, Aavery and Santiago, Also surviving are brothers Joe (Vicky) Lucero, Steven Garcia, Ray (Berta) Garcia, sister Debbie Valenzuela, numerous aunts and uncles including special aunt Elsie (John) England, Goddaughter Stephanie Garcia, other cousins, relatives and friends.

Memorial Mass will be Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 1PM at Holy Trinity Church. Private inurnment will be at a later date.
Family can be reached at 1707 San Pedro.

Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

In Loving Memory of Aubree Marie Marquez

Aubree Marie Marquez (January 5, 2015)

Beloved daughter, sister, granddaughter and niece died at Miners Colfax Medical Center on January 5, 2015.

Aubree was preceded in death by her grandmother June Elaine Marquez and Aunt Kellye Trujillo.

Aubree is survived by her parents Daniel Marquez and Heather Hall, sister Aveah Marie Marquez, grandparents Jacqueline Hall (Vernon Chavez) of Trinidad, CO, Eddie A. Romero of Raton, Uncle Leo Marquez (Crystal Arguello), Aunt Heather Marquez (Leroy Maes, Jr.), uncle Brandon Romero, great-grandparents Caroline Hall, Jack and Donna Hall, and Roger and Stella Marquez all of Raton. Numerous cousins, aunts, uncles and friends also survive.

Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will take place Monday January 12, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Patrick-St. Joseph’s Catholic Church recited by Deacon Thomas Alderette. Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 10:00 a.m. with Father John Trambley as the celebrant. Rite of committal and interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements for Aubree Marie Marquez are under the direction of the Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home of Raton.

In Loving Memory of Glenda J. “Mickey” (Farr) Beckner

Glenda J. “Mickey” (Farr) Beckner, age 73, died Tuesday, January 6, 2015, in Amarillo, Texas. 

The family will receive friends at Hass Funeral Home on Friday, January 9th from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Memorial services will be held at 4:00 PM on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church in Clayton, New Mexico with Rev. Robert Hunt, pastor and Terrell Jones, pastor of Trinity Fellowship Church in Clayton, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Hass Funeral Home of Clayton. 

Glenda J. “Mickey” (Farr) Beckner was born on April 1, 1941 in Tahoka, Texas to Hosea Farr and Willie Mae (Ricketson) Farr. Mickey quit school her junior year and married Ferol B. Beckner on December 27, 1957 in Clayton, New Mexico. They moved to Wisconsin while Ferol was in the Army for about two years. They returned to Clayton and Mickey graduated from Clayton High School. They bought and ran the Frosty Bar until Ferol took a job selling life insurance. They moved to Lubbock and then returned to Clayton in 1971 where she ran a successful home daycare touching the lives of many children. After her children got into school she took a job with the Clayton school system which she really loved. She also accompanied Ferol while he announced for the High School football and basketball games for many many years. She later joined Ferol in the insurance business where she worked until she retired. The happiest time of her life was spending each day with Ferol and watching her kids play sports. She enjoyed traveling with friends, hosting the annual new years day bash and many treasure hunts. She loved cooking, golf, Christmas with all the her family, spending time at the cabin and playing bridge with friends. Mickey truly touched the lives of any and all she met. She loved life, loved laughter, always had a big smile and an open heart for all with a deep love for this community. Mickey was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters; Naomi Hight and Shirley Funk and 4 brothers; Clark Farr, James Farr, W. H. Farr and Kenneth Farr. 


HUSBAND: Ferol Beckner of Clayton, New Mexico. 

1 DAUGHTER: Kelly Alsup and her husband Brian of Clayton, New Mexico. 

3 SONS: Kyle Beckner and his wife Robin of Clovis, New Mexico, Coby Beckner and his wife Sharla of Clayton, New Mexico and Cory Beckner and his wife Lorie of Dalhart, Texas. 

13 Grandchildren 

7 Great-Grandchildren 

4 SISTERS: Betty Beckner and her husband Weldon of Arlington, Texas, Billie Smith and Cordie Dillard and her husband Joe all of Waco, Texas and Vonda Shaw and her husband Dave of Boise, Idaho. 

And many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In Loving Memory of Marie Donati Bisetti

Marie Donati Bisetti, 96 passed away on Monday, December 22, 2014 at MCMC Hospital in Raton. 

Marie was born December 3, 1918 in Koehler, NM to Frank and Helen Donati. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters Ellen Chicarelli and Ernie Pais and brother Angelo Donati and by husband Tony Bisetti. 

She is survived by two sons, Ed and wife Jeannie of Albuquerque and Bob and wife Donna of Rio Rancho. 3 grandchildren: Jason (Lisa) Bisetti; Damon (Amy) Bisetti; Stacey (Justin) Dauz; 9 great-children, Jade, Cody, Whitney, Alyssa, Brody, Tineisha, Javian, Anthony, Jacob and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and many friends.

She grew up in the coal camps in Northeastern, NM and Southern Colorado including Swastika (Brilliant), Dawson, Gardner and others and graduated from Raton High School in 1939. She worked as the floor manager/bookkeeper for JJ Newberrys Department store in Raron for 12 years and then at International State Bank for 30 years. She was a member of the MCMC Auxilliarywith over 5000 hours of volunteer service and of St.Patrick’s-St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
Marie was kind, generous and loyal and her family was her first priority. She will be missed.

Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be Saturday January 10, 2015 at 10:30 A.M. at the St. Patrick’s-St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Raton recited by Frank Cimino, Jr. Mass of the Resurrection will follow at 11:00 A.M. with Father John Trambley as the celebrant, Rite of Christian burial will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Raton.