Category: Obituaries

In Loving Memory of Elsie Fernandez (Benavidez)

Elsie Fernandez (Benavidez), resident of Springer died peacefully July 14, 2016 at the Palacios residence in Las Cruces at the age of 88.

Elsie was born on December 2, 1927 in Colorado, NM to Sinforiano and Francisca Benavidez. Elsie grew up in Southern New Mexico where she met her husband in Las Cruces. She married Estevan C. Fernandez, a rancher on April 23, 1949, celebrating 67 years of marriage this past April. They would settle in Northern New Mexico. Soon thereafter they started a family, raising two sons and five daughters. Elsie was a devoted homemaker and valued her faith. Family was precious to Elsie and in her roles as a mother and grandmother she both handed down and created many family traditions and stories. Elsie found joy in spending time with family and friends throwing horseshoes, washers, playing pool and bowling.

Elsie is survived by her husband, Estevan C. Fernandez of the family home; 2 sons, Samuel E. Fernandez, Springer and John Steve Fernandez and spouse, Dixie Fernandez, Clayton; 5 daughters, Rose Marie Esquibel and spouse, Walter Esquibel, Raton, Catherine Van Dyke and spouse, Kym Van Dyke, Layton, UT, Barbara Madrid and spouse, Ricky Madrid, Las Cruces, Betty Segura and spouse, David Segura, Raton and Rita Palacios and spouse, Robert Palacios Sr., Las Cruces. She has 21 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

Elsie is preceded in death by father, Sinforiano Benavidez; mother, Francisca R. Benavidez; brothers, Henry Benavidez, Joseph Benavidez, Jesus Benavidez and sister, Jennie Benavidez.

She will be missed here on Earth, but we rejoice in the fact that she is forever in the presence of our loving God.

A celebration of life will be held Friday July 22, 2016 at Saint Joseph Springer & Immaculate Conception Church 605 5th St, Springer, NM 87747. Recitation of The Most Holy Rosary will be at 9:30am with the Solemn Mass of the Resurrection with Father Emmanuel Izuka as the Celebrant at 10am followed by the reception. Burial will be Monday July 25, 2016 at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 9:45am 501 N. Guadalupe St, Santa Fe, NM 87501.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Mesilla Valley Hospice 299 E. Montana Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88005.
Funeral Arrangements for Elsie Fernandez are under the direction of the Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home.

In Loving Memory of Domenic Gatti

Domenic Gatti, age 57 of Dearborn, Michigan, Raton, NM and Fayette, Alabama, passed away July 11th, 2016.


He was the son of the late Robert and Frances Gatti of Raton, NM.


Domenic is survived by his wife Adella Gatti; sons Vincent and Stephen; grandchildren, Kaitlynn, Vincent Jr. and Giovanni; Sisters Pat Gatti and Kathy Linker of Arizona; nieces Anita Guerra and Maria Black of Arizona; and a vast array of extended family and friends.
Domenic was a graduate of Raton High School in the class of 1976. Upon his graduation he spent over 35 years in the coal mining industry. Domenic also spent several years working with the Raton Public School system. He also spent years working for St. Patrick’s / St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Raton. Domenic was also a craftsman and built or renovated several homes throughout his life. Domenic loved sports and being outdoors and coached several youth league sports through his life.


Domenic and he wife Adella (Sisneros) Gatti were married for 39 years and had been together as a couple for over 42 years.


Domenic was beloved by all who knew him. And he will be greatly missed by many.


There will be a small service and viewing on Thursday July 21st, 2016 at the Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home in Raton, New Mexico from 11 am – 4:00 pm. At 5:00 pm there will be a small reception for family and friends at the Raton Convention Center.


Funeral Arrangements for Domenic Gatti are under the Direction of the Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home.

In Loving Memory of Diane Redd

Diane Redd born September 6, 1957 went to be with her husband Glen on July 6, 2016.


Diane and Glen were married for 37 years. Diane was a free spirit with a kind heart. Her door was always open. She cooked many meals for her children’s friends and always had someone sleeping on the couch. Her grandchildren were the sparkle in her eyes. She worked at Christian relief for 10 years and Bealls for 20+ years. She loved her co-workers and customers.


Diane was preceded in death by her husband Glen and parents Bob and Lavern Hood.


She is survived by her daughter Crystal Decker and husband Dawson, sons: Casey Redd and Dakota Redd and girlfriend Gabby, grandchildren: Addison, Tatum, Zack, and Abri.


A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday July 23rd at 10 A.M. in the chapel of the Alderette Pomeroy Funeral Home followed by a gathering at the Elks Club concluding the services.


Funeral arrangements for Diane Redd are the direction of the Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home


In Loving Memory of James Daniel Hainlen Sr. “Red”

James Daniel Hainlen Sr.  “Red”,  passed away unexpectedly at Parkview Medical Center on July 18, 2016, at the age of 92.

Red was born on February 4, 1924 to Helen and Ed Hainlen.

He grew up in Trinidad where he was a lifelong resident.

Red joined the US Navy on June 7, 1942, 6 months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He was 18 years old.

hailenAfter completing his basic training in San Diego, CA and attending aviation school in Norman, OK, he was assigned to the Naval Patrol Squadron 14 (VP-14), one of the many Naval reconnaissance squadrons that served in the Pacific Theatre of Operation during World War II.

After the war, Red returned to Trinidad where he hired on with the Santa Fe Railroad in Raton, NM.  He later took a job with the Colorado and Southern  Railroad which later became Burlington Northern, where he retired  in 1986 as an Engineer after many years of service.

He then pursued his love of gardening on his beloved Ponderosa Ranch.

Red is survived by his two sons, James D. Hainlen Jr., Trinidad, CO, Kim Hainlen Jr., Phoenix, AZ, grandson Khan of Phoenix, AZ, sister Shirley Watson, Escondido, CA, numerous nieces, nephews, many dear friends including special friends Marie (Theresa) Martinez and Valente Holguin of Trinidad, CO.

There will be no services at this time.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Noah’s Ark.

Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

In Loving Memory of Kathyleen McKinley

KATHYLEEN McKinley (nee: Robertson), age 96 from Glendale, Arizona, passed from this life on July 12, 2016.
She was born in Kansas City, Kansas on March 8, 1920, but lived most of her life in New Mexico. She has called Glendale her home for the past 24 years.

kathKathyleen was a strong willed woman who was a wonderful mother and role model. She will be remembered for her excellent cooking, sewing and quilting skills. Participating in several extension clubs and attending class reunions provided great meaning and joy to her life.

She is survived by her daughters, Jackie McCullough (Jack), Vickie Robinson (John), Gerry Mariani, daughter-in-law, Billie Sue Jackson, 8 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and her 2 dear sisters Elaine Case and Maxine Segotta.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lena and Luther Robertson, her sister Geraldine, her first husband, Arthur Halferty and her second husband, S. W. (Mac) McKinley, and her son, Walter Halferty.

Cremation has taken place. A “Celebration of Life” will be held at a later date.

In Loving Memory of Alfonso Segura Sr.

Alfonso Segura Sr. age 86, passed away July 8th, 2016, in Raton, NM.

He was born in San Jose, New Mexico on August 18, 1929 to Donato and Avelina Segura.

Alfonso was preceded in death by his parents and his son Alfonso Segura Jr..
Alfonso leaves behind to cherish is memory, his wife of sixty years, Mary Louisa Martinez-Segura. His children that he loved so dearly, Edna Candelario and husband Chris of Raton. June Palomino and husband Chris, of Las Vegas Nevada. Juanita Lucero and Husband Manuel of Raton. Ronnie Arguello and wife Karen of Las Vegas Nevada.
Alfonso, was Blessed with seventeen Grandchildren, Twenty-nine Great Grandchildren, six Great Great Grandchildren. All of which he loved dearly.

Surviving, Alfonso are two sister, Aneda Baca of Amarillo Texas. Merica Ortiz of Las Vegas, NM. And brothers Rudy Segura from Raton, NM. Raymond Ramon Segura from North Carolina.

segura aAl worked as a coal miner until the mines closed in the 50’s. Then went to work for A-1 Sign for many years. He retired from Miners Colfax Hospital.

Al will miss his motorcycle buddies, fishing buddies, and coffee buddies. He never passed a friend up without saying, hello, telling small stories and shaking their hand.

He was a friend to all and had a very special love for his wife Louisa, whom he visited every day at MCMC Long Term.
Visitation will be Friday July 15, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.for the public and 4:00 p.m.to 6:00 PM for the family at the Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home Chapel. Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will take place July 16, 2016 at St. Patrick’s-St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. with Deacon Tom Alderette Officiating followed by the Solemn Mass of the Resurrection at 10:30 a.m. with Father Bill Woytavich as the Celebrant. Rite of Committal and internment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery Al was a disabled Army Veteran. Al will have full Miltary Honors and will be provided by the VFW Honor Guard.

Funeral arrangements for Alfonso Segura Sr. are under the direction of the Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home.

Funeral ServiceSaturday, July 16, 2016
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

St. Patrick’s/ St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
Buena Vista
Raton, New Mexico 87740

In Loving Memory of James Martin Sanchez

James Martin Sanchez 55, of Denver. Went home to be with the Lord on July 9, 2016. Survived by children, James Sanchez (Alicia Trancoso), and Crista Sanchez; siblings, Arthur (Ruth) Sanchez, Dominic (Martha), Rosalie (Fred) Martinez, Phyllis Lucero, Bertha (Roy) Robinson, Rita (Wayne) Trujillo, Richard (Becky) Sanchez and Christine (Marty) Espinoza . Also survived by his grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and many cousins. Memorial Service to be held 5 PM. Saturday 7/16 at Romero Funeral Chapel, 4750 Tejon St. Denver.

Courtesy  Comi Funeral Home

In Loving Memory of Phyllis Anson

Phyllis Anson, age 87, passed away Wednesday July, 6, 2016 in Clayton, New Mexico.


A Prayer Vigil was held at 7:00 pm, Friday July 8, 2016 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Dalhart.


The Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10:00 am Saturday, July 9, 2016 at St Anthony of Padua. Burial followed at Memorial Park Cemetery in Dalhart under the direction of Horizon Funeral Home, Dalhart.


Officiating was Monsignor Michael Colwell, Pastor of St. Anthony of Padua and Deacon Ron Hein.


ansonPhyllis was born March 8, 1929 in Verdigre, NE to Edward and Alice (Burkley) Sukup. At the age of eight the family moved to Sinton, TX. They moved to Page, NE to farm. Phyllis graduated from Creighton High School at the age of 17. Phyllis married Delbert Anson, July 27, 1946. To that union three children were born, Janet, Connie, and Gerald. During their marriage they resided in Osmond, NE, Orchard, NE, settling in Page to raise their family. The family moved to Omaha, NE where Phyllis was employed by Crosby, Kunold and Burket Funeral Home. They retired to Johnson Lake near Lexington, NE. They sold all of their property, bought a motor home and traveled the United States. They bought a home in Dalhart, TX in 2000.


Phyllis is survived by her children Janet and Roger Banks of Dalhart, TX, Connie and Fred Thelander of Clayton, NM, and Gerald Anson of Broken Bow, NE, 7 grandchildren and their spouses, 24 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great grandchildren, Brother- Duane Sukup of Council Bluff, IA,, Sister-in-law Lynn Sukup, Brothers-in-law: Neve Anson, Omaha, NE, Arvin Anson, Neligh, NE Sisters-in-law: Alice Mahood, Grand Island, NE, Rosalee Taylor, Morningside, IA, Aunt: Eva Maule, of Winnetoon, NE, Close Cousins: Eugene and Mary Sukup of IA. Numerous nieces and nephews and cousins also survive.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. Anthony of Padua building fund, 411 Texas Blvd, Dalhart, TX 79022 or St Francis Xavier building fund, 115 N 1st St, Clayton, NM, 88415.


Family will be at 12030 FM 3139, Dalhart, TX

In Loving Memory of Cynthia G. Merritt

Cynthia G. Merritt of Aguilar, passed away, July 9, 2016 at the age of 74.


At her request cremation with no services.


Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

In Loving Memory of Louis N. Ortega

Louis N. Ortega, former resident of Trinidad, passed away January 16, 2016 at the age of 89.


Survivors include wife Dora, and  brothers, Leonard (Violeta) Ortega, NM, Byrdell (Pat) Ortega, CA.


Graveside services will be held Friday July 15, 2016 at 10AM at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.


Local arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.