Category: Obituaries

In Loving Memory of Mark Espinoza

A very strong willed man, Mark Espinoza, was called home to be with his mother Shirley on Friday, May 13, 2016.

espinoza mMark was the 2nd to the oldest of 10 boys in the Espinoza family. He enjoyed managing motels in Denver for most of his life. He was a talented man:  from electrical to air conditioning, building houses, repairing vehicles… he could do it all. He also enjoyed spending time with his brothers.


Mark is finally able to rest and be at peace. He will no longer have to fight the battles of life.


Preceding him in death is his mother Shirley Espinoza, brothers Robert & Michael Espinoza, paternal grandparents Rose and Joe Espinoza, maternal grandparents,  Dolores and Tony Boccaccio.


Survivors are his father Herman Espinoza, brothers, Marty (Christine)of Denver, Daryl (Jolene) of Trinidad, Rudy( Eleanor) of Trinidad, Kevin of Trinidad, Joseph of Denver, Larry of Trinidad, sister Christine (Paul) Marques of Trinidad, aunts, uncles, numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.


Rosary will be Friday, May 20, 2016 a 2PM at the Comi Chapel.
Visitation will also take place at that time.
Funeral Mass will follow at 4PM at Sebastiani Gym.
Cremation is to follow with inurnment to be held at a later date.


Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home

In Loving Memory of Tony Satroplus

Tony Satroplus (85) of Capulin, New Mexico passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 14, 2016.

Tony is survived by his children, Ronald Satroplus and wife, Gloria, Karen Satroplus-Marsh & son-in-law, Michael Marsh, Melissa Satroplus-Burden & son-in-law, Mark Burden & Greg Satroplus. He was blessed to be surrounded by 10 grandchildren, Rodrick, Courtney, Daniel, Andrew, Kristopher, Tyler, Ryan, Samantha, Tony and Roman, and 12 great grandchildren.

He was reunited in Heaven and preceded in death by his beloved wife, Caroline Cruz-Satroplus, daughter, Jeanette Kohl, son-in-law, Steven Lee Kohl, 5 brothers and 1 sister.

satropolisTony was born on October, 31, 1930 in Burlington, Colorado to Antonio Satroplus & Edna (Wood) Satroplus, also preceding him in death.. After school he joined the United States Army and married Caroline Cruz on December1, 1951. They resided in New Mexico throughout their marriage and raised their 5 children in Capulin.

Tony had a special love for sports and enjoyed bowling late into life. He also enjoyed spending time with his family. He and Carol took many trips up to Colorado & Nevada where they could enjoy time at various casinos.

Services as follows:
Holy Rosary: Thursday, May 19th 7 pm
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Des Moines, NM

Funeral Mass: Friday, May 20th, 10 am Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Des Moines, NM, interment immediately following at Folsom Catholic Cemetery

**Flowers can be sent to Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home in Raton, NM & Memorials can be made to Senior Citizen Center or Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Des Moines, NM or your favorite charitable organization.**

Arrangements for Tony Satroplus are under the direction of the Alderette Pomeroy Funeral Home of Raton.

In Loving Memory of George Lookingbill

George Lookingbill, age 81, died Friday, May 13, 2016 in Amarillo, Texas.

Cremation has taken place and graveside services were held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 21, 2016 in the Clayton, Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Billy Rammage, officiating.

LOOKINGBILLGeorge Lookingbill was born on December 23, 1934 in Thomas, New Mexico to Charles Newton Lookingbill and Dora (Brown) Lookingbill. He married Kay (Pogue) Lookingbill on January 1, 1956 in Clayton, New Mexico and she preceded him in death on May 5, 2007. He later married Colleen (Fulkersin) Lookingbill on July 22, 2008 in Clayton, New Mexico. George worked for the post office in Clayton for several years and then owned and operated Pogue Wholesale in Clayton until he retired. In addition to his first wife and parents, George was preceded in death by 2 brothers; Raymond Blake Lookingbill and Claude Lookingbill.


WIFE: Colleen Lookingbill of Amarillo, Texas.

1 SISTER: Ola Mae Gardner of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

1 STEP-DAUGHTER: Paula Lawrence of Arlington, Texas.

2 STEP-SONS: Ted Lawrence and his wife Ladenna of Amarillo, Texas and Harley Lawrence and his wife Teresa of Luther, Oklahoma.

9 Step-Grandchildren

8 Step-Great-Grandchildren

and several nieces and nephews

Graveside ServiceSaturday, May 21, 2016
2:00 PM

Clayton Memorial Cemetery
1000 Princeton Street
Clayton, NM 88415

In Loving Memory of Archie Victor Crumpton

Archie Victor Crumpton, age 83, died Thursday, May 12, 2016 in Clayton, New Mexico.

Graveside Services were held at 10:00 AM Central Time on Monday, May 16, 2016 in the Texline Cemetery in Texline, Texas with Terrell Jones, Pastor of the Trinity Fellowship Church in Clayton, officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton, New Mexico.

crumptonArchie Victor Crumpton was born on June 23, 1932 in Texline, Texas to Archie Victor Crumpton, Sr. and Gladys Eugene (Mathis) Crumpton. He joined the US Army in October of 1952 and served at Fort Bliss and then at Camp Lucas in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan where he guarded the locks, he transferred to the reserves in October of 1954 and then was honorably discharged in September of 1960. He married Vera Leola (Webster) Crumpton on February 9, 1963 in Clayton, New Mexico and she preceded him in death on January 30, 2012. Archie did various jobs throughout his life. When he married Vera he worked for Warren Evans for a while then moved to town and had a sprinkler business with his nephew Gary Waide. He later went to work for Valley Irrigation in Dalhart until he retired. In addition to his wife and parents, Archie was preceded in death by 4 sisters; Archie May Wyatt, Dorothy Wade, Lela Evans and Betty Damon, 2 brothers; Glen Dale Crumpton and Eldon Crumpton, a grandson; Nathan Holman, 2 grandsons-in-law; Ty Fields and Wade Mayers and a great-great-grandson.


2 DAUGHTERS: Rhonda Holman and her husband Johnny of Sedan, New Mexico and Burla Austin and her husband Rick of Texline, Texas.

8 GRANDCHILDREN: Opie Lindsey and his wife Patty of Sedan, New Mexico, Dawn Conner and her husband Steven of Blackwell, Oklahoma, Gay Lee Massarotti of Trinidad, Colorado, Crystal Jackson of Elgin, Texas, Rayne Arnold and Christina Pogue and her husband Michael all of Amarillo, Texas, Cora Fields of Elk City, Oklahoma and Erica Badillo and her husband Erik of Dalhart, Texas.

23 Great-Grandchildren, 11 Great-Great-Grandchildren,

1 BROTHER: Robert Crumpton of Clayton, New Mexico.

1 BROTHER-IN-LAW: Bud Webster and his wife Pat of Silver City, New Mexico.

1 SISTER-IN-LAW: JoDena Gonzales of Midland, Texas.

and numerous nieces and nephews

Graveside ServiceMonday, May 16, 2016
10:00 AM

Texline Cemetery
415 FM 296
Texline, Texas 79087

In Loving Memory of Margaret L. Maschio

Margaret L. Maschio age 89 of Raton, passed away Wednesday May 11, 2016 In Pueblo, CO. She was born April 29, 1927 in Dawson, NM, the daughter of Joseph and Anna Menapace-Bacca. She was the business manager for the Northern Colfax County Hospital for many years and a member of St. Patrick’s-St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Raton.

maschioMargaret was preceded in death by her parents, husband Adolph, son Charles and brother Fred Bacca. She is survived by two daughters, Beth Poteste and husband Tom of Raton, and Kathy Parker and husband David of Raton. Sister Carolyn Redolfi of Raton and sister-in-law Delphine Gruda of Muleshoe, TX. Eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be Monday May 16, 2016 at 9:30 A.M. at St. Patrick-St. Joseph’s Catholic Church recited by Deacon Tom Alderette, Mass of the resurrection will follow at 10:00 A.M. with Father John Trambley as the celebrant, rite of committal will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Raton.

In Loving Memory of Albert L. Pino

Albert L. Pino age 61 passed away on May 10, 2016 in Raton, New Mexico

pinoAlbert was a member of the St. Patrick -St Joseph’s Catholic church and a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus. Albert loved to hunt, fish and bake. Albert also loved his family & friends and made god his priority.

Albert is preceded in death by his parents, Joe And Mary Pino, brother Alfred Pino and sister Margaret Jo Pino.

Albert is survived by his Sister Mary Jo Garcia and husband Tom of Raton, New Mexico, Nieces, Kimberley Pino of Denver, Co, Ursula Hollins and husband JerZoise of Denver, Co, Trista Garcia of Raton, New Mexico and one nephew, Seth Garcia of Raton, New Mexico, Sister in law O Pino of Pueblo, Co and one great niece Alani. And special friend, Julia Stone.

Recitation of the most holy rosary will be on Saturday May 14, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. Recited by Eloy Mondragon with a mass immediately following at 10:00 a.m. with Father John Trambley as the celebrant at the St. Patrick – St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Raton.

Inurnment for Albert Pino will be announced at a later date by the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.

In Loving Memory of Doris Ellen Macaluso

Doris Ellen Macaluso, age 84, passed away at home on May 17, 2016.
Funeral Services will be Friday, May 20, 2016 at 9AM at the Comi Chapel with Rev. Howard Potts officiating.
Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery.
Complete obit to follow.
Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home

In Loving Memory of Marcella McPeek

Marcella McPeek age 80 went home to be with our Lord on Monday April 18, 2016 after a short battle with lung cancer. She left this earth peacefully, surrounded by family at her home in Farmington, New Mexico. Marcella was born on August 23, 1935 to Augustine Trujillo and Clorinda Vigil Gomez. Marcella was preceded in death by her birth father Augustine, her mother Clorinda, her “daddy” Salvador J. Gomez, two brothers Lawrence and Michael Gomez, her great grandson Julio Venturi Sandoval and her great granddaughter Adelina Deena Torres. She was also widowed by both her husband’s Lorenzo Lucero and David R. McPeek.


mcpeekMarcella was a mother of 11 children. Loli, Fran Perez, Dean Phillips, Gilbert Lucero, Conchi Lucero, Vernon George, David Gene (MaryAnn) George, Chris (Tami) Lucero, Tesse Lucero, Virgie (Tony) Lucero, and Monique (Joseph) Lucero-Medina. Marcella was a grandma to Jason, Sarah, & Joel McKee, Kelli (Donald) Hubbard, Kathy Venturi, Numa Venturi, Jessica Lucero, Angelo Lucero, Rose Lucero, Lorenzo (Tasha) Lucero, Zachary Lucero, Joey Romero, Erika Lucero, Brittany (Lance) Luzar, Brandi (Daniel) Valdez, Bailey Lucero, David Ray (Pamela) Martinez, Alexandra Lucero, Derrick (Jennifer) Torres, Heather (Josh) Alderette,  Zephaniah Torres, Michael Torres, Alisha, Anthony, & Aryin Lucero, Joeseph (Crystal) Cordova, and Alex Tinky (Kendra) Cordova, Elijah “Isaiah”, Angel, & Felicia Medina. Marcella was a great grandma to Tearnie Elliot, Hannah, Rebecca, & Rachael Miller, A.J & Dillon Venturi, Rakel Ryan, Michael Holmes, Luciana Venturi, Vittorio Venturi, Jazmine Lucero, Antonio Rodriguez, Joshua & Neveah Vargas, Geleah Lucero, Gabriel & Bryan Romero, Izabella Lucero, Jaycee Lucero, Kimber Luzar, Maxaimus Weir, Jesse, Scirus, Julius, & Alicia Valdez, Esperanza Sanchez, David Ray Jr. & Luciano Martinez, Analyiah Lucero, Jaxon, Marquez, Malachi, Eaan, Kassidy, Buddha, & Leigha Torres, Mylah & Ben Maes, Aryana Lucero, Lorenzo & Arianna Trujillo, Christopher Cordova, and Azaryan Cordova. Marcella was a Great-Great Grandma to Jaxon Ryan, Brian Holmes, and Elizabeth Holmes.  Marcella was a sister to Virginia Anthony, Augustina Tiny Silva, and Sam (Dorothy) Gomez.


Marcella was a sister in law to Francis Elizondo, Sandy Lucero, and Irene Lucero. Marcella was kind, caring, loving, and very Blessed. She loved the Lord and spent most of her time reading her devotionals, her Bible, and praying. Over the course of her life, she took in many children who became family. She had friends that loved her dearly. She always put everyone else’s needs before her own. Marcella will be missed by all of us.


Her Son-in-Law Dean Torres has offered his house at 1023 Lincoln Ave Raton NM 87740 July 9, 2016 for a Celebration of life for Marcella.

In Loving Memory of Sylvia Payson

Sylvia Payson, age 92, died Thursday, May 12, 2016 in Clayton, New Mexico.

Cremation has taken place and no services are scheduled at this time. Please visit www.hassfuneralhome.com to view the online obituary and sign the guestbook.

Payson SylviaBACKGROUND: Sylvia Payson was born on January 1, 1924 in Claremore, Oklahoma to Norman Payson and Sophie (Coon) Payson. She was raised in Bayfield, Colorado and graduated from Bayfield High School. She attended the Dale Carnegie School of Business and the Dorothy Ferrier Modeling School both in San Francisco, California. Sylvia managed many businesses around New Mexico and Colorado and owned and operated many restaurants. She moved to Clayton in the early 1980’s to manage the Eklund until she retired. She was preceded in death by her parents and by 2 brothers and a sister.


2 DAUGHTERS: Shannon Mitchell of Clayton, New Mexico and Denise Morris and her husband Buddy of Farmington, New Mexico.

5 GRANDCHILDREN: Fauna Mitchell of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Forrest Mitchell of Oro Valley, Arizona, Vaughn Morris of Bayfield, Colorado, Troy Morris of Aztec, New Mexico and Tammy Kerlin of Bordentown, New Jersey.

And nine great-grandchildren.

MEMORIALS: The family asks that memorials be made in Sylvia’s Memory to one of her favorite charities, the Lakota Indian School, 1301 North Main Street, Chamberlain, South Dakota 57325.

In Loving Memory of Erman Mark Espinoza

Erman Mark Espinoza, passed away May 13, 2016 unexpectedly at the age of 60.
Rosary will be Friday, May 20, 2016 a 2PM at the Comi Chapel.
Visitation will also take place at that time.
Funeral Mass will follow at 4PM at Sebastiani Gym.
Cremation is to follow with inurnment to be held at a later date.
Complete obituary to follow.
Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.