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In Loving Memory of Clifford “Papa/Papa Kitchen” Kitchen

Clifford “Papa / Papa Kitchen” Kitchen, 62, of Pueblo, CO  went to be with the Lord on March 2, 2017.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Roseanna Kitchen and  is survived by his wife of 37 years Juanita (Doran) Kitchen and their daughter Lauren Kitchen, son Jared (Nicole); grandchildren, Dillon and Emma, in-laws John & Sophia Doran of Pueblo West, brothers Kenneth (Pamela), Richard (Sandra), and sister Sharlayne (Bernard) all of Cheboygan, MI.

 

Clifford Kitchen-photoCliff was in the US Navy for 21 years and he and his family lived and traveled the world and the US. Cliff was blessed to have remained close friends with many of his shipmates. Cliff worked at PCC, but always said that it wasn’t “work” because the PCC employees, administration, vendors, students, and most especially, his team, were FAMILY; he loved them all dearly!  Cliff loves to golf, refinish furniture, work his ranch, hunt with his father-in-law, collect coins with his mother-in-law, and tell corny jokes.  Cliff especially enjoyed traveling with his wife, Juanita, taking family trips, camping and spending time with his family. Cliff will be remembered for his incredible strength, resilience, and for always being a man of honor. Cliff will be sorely missed by so many, too many to name here, but you know who you are. Cliff will be forever loved and cherished by Juanita and all of his family.

 

Mass will be on Wed., March 8, 2017, at 9:00 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Pueblo West, reception is sponsored by PCC at the Fortino Ballroom following the services, and internment will be at 2:00 at the Catholic Cemetery in Trinidad, CO.  Fair winds and following seas!

 

Provided by Comi Funeral Home

In Loving Memory of Reverend Richard Francis Joseph Becker, Jr.

Reverend Richard Francis Joseph Becker, Jr. 69, a Priest of the Diocese of Pueblo, passed away Monday, February 27, 2017 in Denver, Colorado.

Father Becker was born on September 8, 1947 in Saint Louis, Missouri to Richard F. Becker, Sr. and Minerva B. (Oberle) Becker.

Father Becker was ordained on November 25, 1972 at his home parish in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, by the Most Reverend Joseph V. Sullivan. He began as Assistant Pastor of Saint Joseph Parish in Capulin on December 2, 1972, was appointed Administrator of St. Joseph in 1975, and Pastor of that same parish in 1980. He began service as Director of the Office for Propagation of the Faith in 1982; followed by appointment as Rector of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in 1983. From July 1993 – July 2006, Father Becker served as Pastor of Saint Joseph Parish, Pueblo, and St. Therese Parish in Vineland. In addition to his responsibilities at St. Joseph and St. Therese, Father Becker was appointed Pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, Pueblo from October 2001- 2005. From 2006 – 2012, Father Becker served as Pastor of Holy Trinity Parish, Trinidad and its missions. On September 1, 2014, Father Becker retired from active ministry but continued his ministry with his Parish family in Trinidad. During his tenure with the Diocese of Pueblo, Father Becker proudly served as Moderator for the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women and Diocesan representative with a number of Catholic Organizations, Boards, and Committees.

Preceding him in death is father Richard F. Becker Sr., brother Larry Becker and sister Debbie Egler.

He is survived by his mother, Minerva Becker of Walsenburg, CO, sisters, Andrea (Curt) Woolgar, Menasha, WI, and Marsha (Cary)Woolgar, Phoenix, AZ., nieces, nephews, friends, as well as his fellow priests, sisters and deacons of the Pueblo Diocese.

All services will be held in Trinidad, Colorado.

Visitation will be held 2PM. – 4PM. Tuesday, March 7, 2017  at Comi Funeral Home,

with the Rosary at Holy Trinity Church beginning at 7PM. Tuesday evening.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, March 8 at 10PM at Holy Trinity Church (235 North Convent Street, Trinidad, Colorado).

Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Honorary and active pallbearers are members of the Knights of Columbus. Council 1072 and the Priests of the Diocese of Pueblo.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made to The Holy Trinity Restoration Fund, 235 N. Convent Street, Trinidad, CO, 81082.

Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

In Loving Memory of Larry Bulls

Larry Bulls, age 74, died Friday, March 3, 2017 in Boise City, Oklahoma.

Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 PM Central Time on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at the First Baptist Church in Boise City, Oklahoma with Trevor Bulls pastor officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton, New Mexico.

bulls larryLarry Bulls was born on June 29, 1942 in Boise City, Oklahoma to William Franklin Bulls and Nola Fern (Coats) Bulls. A lifelong resident of the Boise City area, Larry attended school in Boise City and graduated from Boise City Highs School in 1960. Larry worked in construction and worked for the Cimarron Lumber yard and farmed for many years and he also worked for the Town of Boise City for many years and retired in February of 2015. Larry accepted Christ into his life on April 29, 1956 and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Boise City. He loved all of his grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them, especially in the outdoors teaching them how to fish. In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by 6 grandchildren.

 

SURVIVORS:

WIFE: Linda Bulls of Boise City, Oklahoma.

3 SONS: Curtis Bulls and his wife Arlevia and Trevor Bulls and his wife Melissa all of Boise City, Oklahoma and Chad Bulls and his wife Julie of Dumas, Texas.

6 GRANDCHILDREN: Ethan Bulls, Cady Bulls, Miah Bulls, Emileigh Bulls, Colby Bulls and Cooper Bulls.

1 SISTER: Opal Mock and her husband Keith and their daughter Cindy Mock all of Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

MEMORIALS: The family asks that memorials be made in Larry’s memory to the First Baptist Church, PO Box 40, Boise City, OK 73933 or to the Cimarron Memorial Hospital Nursing Staff, 100 S. Ellis, Boise City, OK 73933.

SERVICES
Memorial ServiceTuesday, March 07, 2017
2:00 PM

First Baptist Church, Boise City
102 N. Cimarron
Boise City, OK 73933

In Loving Memory of Joseph Trujillo

Joseph Trujillo, age 50, died Thursday, March 2, 2017 in Lubbock, Texas.
Rosary will be recited at 1:00 PM on Thursday, March 9, 2017 by Deacon P. Louis Montoya and Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00 PM following the Rosary at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Clayton, New Mexico with Fr. Joel Bugas as Celebrant. Burial will follow in the Clayton Memorial Cemetery by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton, New Mexico.
trujillo josephJoseph Trujillo was born on April 5, 1966 in Clayton, New Mexico to Steven Trujillo and Tommie Trujillo. He was loving and generous, he loved to fish and loved to be creative, he was always making creative things. Joseph loved his family, he loved all of his grandchildren, god-children, nieces and nephews and he loved spending time with all of them. He worked for the Town of Clayton and for the New Mexico State University Livestock Research Center. Joseph was preceded in death by his father; Steven Trujillo, a brother; Robert “Tuggie” Trujillo, a nephew Ron Trujillo, a niece; Adrienne Trujillo, a step-daughter; Tina Craine, his grandparents and uncles.
SURVIVORS:

WIFE: Cynthia Montoya of Clayton, New Mexico.

HIS MOTHER: Tommie Trujillo of Clayton, New Mexico.

1 SON: Christopher Lopez of Atlanta, Georgia.

4 BROTHERS: Ronald Trujillo and his wife Teresa of Eagle, Colorado, Greg Trujillo and his wife Victoria of Boise City, Oklahoma and Steve Trujillo Jr. And Albert Trujillo and his wife Alicia all of Clayton, New Mexico.

4 SISTERS: Kathy Trujillo and Stella Trujillo both of Clayton, New Mexico, Patricia Trujillo of Satanta, Kansas and Vickie Trujillo of Wichita, Kansas.

3 STEP-CHILDREN: Nicholas Craine and Pete Craine and his wife Sylvia all of Clayton, New Mexico and Eric Craine and his wife Angela of Clovis, New Mexico.

And many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

SERVICES
Prayer ServiceThursday, March 09, 2017
1:00 PM

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
115 N. 1st Street
Clayton, NM 88415
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Funeral ServiceThursday, March 09, 2017
2:00 PM

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
115 N. 1st Street
Clayton, NM 88415

In Loving Memory of Janie Novella (Radcliff) Mock

Janie Novella (Radcliff) Mock, age 71, died Wednesday, March 1, 2017 in Amarillo, Texas.

Memorial Services were held at 11:00 AM on Monday, March 6, 2017 at the Church of Christ in Clayton, New Mexico with John Prater officiating. A second memorial service and burial will be held at a later date in Elida, New Mexico. Arrangements are under the direction of Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton, New Mexico.

mock jJanie Novella (Radcliff) Mock was born on December 4, 1945 in Elida, New Mexico to Teddy Leon Radcliff and Delma (Blakley) Radcliff. She attended school and graduated from Elida High School in 1963. She was very active in 4H, FHA and the student council and was the Worthy Advisor of the Elida Rainbow Assembly. Janie attended Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Janie loved horses, especially barrel racing and pole bending and she ran for Roosevelt County Fair Queen. Janie was co-owner and operator of the Six M concrete plant for many years. After she retired from the concrete business, Janie worked as a teachers aid and also took care of numerous local children in her home. Janie was very talented at embroidery and ceramic painting. Janie loved her kids and all of her grandkids she loved to read and was a great cook and she loved to be outside gardening. In addition to her parents, Janie was preceded in death by a son; Dwight Edwin “Ike” Mock on March 25, 2015 and by a brother; Teddie Gene Radcliff in 1980.

SURVIVORS:

1 DAUGHTER: Kimberly Montoya and Salvador Cruz of Clayton, New Mexico.

2 SONS: Rustin Radcliff Mock and his wife Jennifer of Clayton, New Mexico and Clinton Leon Mock and his wife Crystal of LaSalle, Colorado.

DAUGHTER-IN-LAW: Micah Mock of Clayton, New Mexico.

12 Grandchildren, 1 Great-Grandchild.

1 SISTER: Beverly Creighton and her husband Donald of Elida, New Mexico.

1 BROTHER: Jeff Graves of Portales, New Mexico.

1 SISTER-IN-LAW: Mary Radcliff of Deming, New Mexico.

SERVICES
Memorial ServiceMonday, March 06, 2017
11:00 AM

Clayton Church of Christ
303 Oak Street
Clayton, NM 88415

In Loving Memory of Tina Craine

Tina Craine age 46, died Tuesday, February 28, 2017 in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

Rosary was recited at 9:00 AM on Saturday, March 4, 2017 and Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10:00 AM following the Rosary at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Clayton, New Mexico with Fr. Joel Bugas as Celebrant. Burial followed in the Clayton Memorial Cemetery by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton, New Mexico.

craineTina (Marquez) Craine was born on October 1, 1970 in Amarillo, Texas to Pedro “Pete” Marquez and Rosalie (Martinez) Marquez. Tina married Nicholas Craine on August 17, 2002 in Clayton, New Mexico. She lived most of her life in Clayton and loved life and loved making people smile.

SURVIVORS:

HUSBAND: Nicholas Craine of Clayton, New Mexico.

2 DAUGHTERS: Christina Sisneros and her husband David and Latasha Vigil and her husband Darwin all of Clayton, New Mexico.

1 SON: Joseph Vigil of Clayton, New Mexico.

2 GRANDCHILDREN: Elija Sisneros and Natalie Vigil both of Clayton, New Mexico.

HER FATHER: Pedro “Pete” Marquez and his wife Debbie of Clayton, New Mexico.

2 SISTERS: Donna Marquez and Margaret Marquez both of Clayton, New Mexico.

3 BROTHERS: Ray Marquez of Guymon, Oklahoma, Joseph Marquez of Liberal, Kansas and Pete Marquez of Clayton, New Mexico.

MOTHER-IN-LAW: Cynthia Trujillo of Clayton, New Mexico.

FATHER-IN-LAW: Sam Craine of Clayton, New Mexico.

SERVICES
Prayer ServiceSaturday, March 04, 2017
9:00 AM

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
115 N. 1st Street
Clayton, NM 88415

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Funeral ServiceSaturday, March 04, 2017
10:00 AM

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
115 N. 1st Street
Clayton, NM 88415

In Loving Memory of Graciela (Andrew) Moncada

Graciela (Andrew) Moncada age 70, died Tuesday, February 28, 2017 in Clayton, New Mexico.

Rosary was recited at 7:00 PM on Thursday, March 2, 2017 and Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10:00 AM on Friday, March 3, 2017 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Clayton, New Mexico with Fr. Joel Bugas as Celebrant. Burial followed in the Clayton Memorial Cemetery by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton.

moncadaGraciela (Andrew) Moncada was born on January 7, 1947 in Juan Mata Ortiz Chihuahua, Mexico to Pedro Andrew and Mercedes (Alvarado) Andrew. She married Socorro Moncada on August 30, 1962 in NVO, Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico. She always loved all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Graciela was preceded in death by 2 sisters and 4 brothers.

SURVIVORS:

HUSBAND: Socorro Moncada of Texline, Texas.

3 DAUGHTERS: Olga Moncada of Texline, Texas, Maria Cruz of Chihuahua, Mexico and Mercedes Moncada of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

6 SONS: Javier Moncada and his wife Carman Diaz of Valley Center, California, Marco Antonio Moncada and his wife Lourdes Zubia and Sergio Moncada all of Chihuahua, Mexico, Noe Moncada of Clayton, New Mexico, Gerardo Moncada of Texline, Texas and Rene Moncada and his wife Dora Guerrero of Dalhart, Texas.

22 Grandchildren

9 Great-Grandchildren

2 SISTERS: Maria DeLaLuz and Maria Cruz both of Chihuahua, Mexico.

3 BROTHERS: Jose Andrew and David Andrew both of Chihuahua, Mexico and Hector Mario Andrew of Anthony, Texas.

SERVICES
Prayer ServiceThursday, March 02, 2017
7:00 PM

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
115 N. 1st Street
Clayton, NM 88415
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Funeral ServiceFriday, March 03, 2017
10:00 AM

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
115 N. 1st Street
Clayton, NM 88415

In Loving Memory of Julia A. Romero

Julia A. Romero age 98 passed away on February 26, 2017 in Raton.

 

Julia was born July 31, 1918 in Las Vegas N.M. the daughter of Antonio and Margarita Sanchez.

 

Julia was a very devout member of St. Patrick’s/St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Raton, NM as well as VFW Auxiliary in Raton.

 

Julia is preceded in death by her parents Antonio Sanchez and Margarita Trujillo. Sisters; Bersabe Sanchez, Carlota Sanchez, Maria Sanchez and Guadalupe Sanchez. Brothers; Jose Sanchez and Gabriel Sanchez.

 
Surviving Julia is her son John Romero of the family home. Grandchildren; Debra Sandoval and husband Gabriel, Mark Romero and wife Robin, Sheri Romero, Tina Loncar and husband Patrick, Kimberly Sandoval and husband Ross, Kathy Romero and husband Jaime, Gaby Romero, Arthur Romero and wife Luann. 8 Grandchildren and 10 Greatgrandchildren and 13 Great Grandchildren.

 
Visitation for Julia will be at the Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Chapel on Wednesday March 1, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 
Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick’s/St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, with Deacon Thomas Alderette officiating. Followed by the Solomon Mass of the Resurrection at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick’s/St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Father Bill Woytavich as the Celebrant. Rite of Committal and Internment will take place at Mount Calvary Cemetery immediately following the services.

 
Arrangements for Julia A. Romero are under the direction of the Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home.

In Loving Memroy of Bonnie D. Casey

Bonnie D. Casey, age 84, died Friday, February 24, 2017 in Amarillo, Texas.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Monday, February 27, 2017 at the First Baptist Church in Clayton, New Mexico with Rev. Billy Rammage officiating. Burial followed in the Clayton Memorial Cemetery by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton, New Mexico.

caseyBonnie D. Casey was born on October 12, 1932 in Clayton, New Mexico to Elmer Daves and Roxie (Faircloth) Daves. She attended school in Clayton and graduated from Clayton High School in 1951. Bonnie married James U. Casey in September of 1952 in Clayton, New Mexico. James served in the US Air force and they lived in the tri-state area and overseas for most of their lives living in Amarillo, Albuquerque, Oklahoma City and in Buffalo, Missouri. Bonnie was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Red Hat Society. She loved the senior center and especially loved playing 42 and Bonnie loved her Dallas Cowboys and she loved to quilt. In addition to her parents, Bonnie was preceded in death by 2 brothers; Wayne Daves and Tracey Daves.

SURVIVORS:

HUSBAND: James U. Casey of Amarillo, Texas.

3 DAUGHTERS: Sherry Casey and Judy Casey both of Amarillo, Texas and Cindy Stephenson of Azle, Texas.

2 SONS: Rodney Casey of Springfield, Missouri and Terry Casey and his wife Julie of Parker, Texas.

6 Grandchildren and 11 Great-Grandchildren

1 SISTER: Betty Watters of Clayton, New Mexico.

2 BROTHERS: Dale Daves and his wife Linda of Dumas, Texas and Donald Daves and his wife Glenna of Buffalo, Missouri.

2 SISTERS-IN-LAW: Clara Mae Daves of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Kaye Daves of Elkhart, Kansas.

And numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

SERVICES
Funeral ServiceMonday, February 27, 2017
2:00 PM

First Baptist Church, Clayton
223 Oak Street
Clayton, New Mexico 88415

In Loving Memory of Tommy Crawford

Tommy Crawford passed from this life Saturday, February 25 at his home in Springer, NM just a couple of weeks after celebrating his 80th birthday with his family. He was born February 7, 1937 in Las Vegas, NM as the youngest of four children of Lawrence Leslie and Nettie Faye (McKinley) Crawford. The family moved to Springer in the early 1940’s where the only time he left for any significant time was to serve his country in the Army as a combat engineer from 1960-1962. He graduated from Springer High School in 1955 and was faithfully married to Velma Lynn Nordman, his loving wife of 56 years, on October 18, 1960.

Tommy and Velma were blessed with two children, Curtis and his wife Denise of Monte Vista, CO, and Tommy Lee and his wife Tracy of Springer, NM. Grandchildren are Karen Crawford of Albuquerque, NM, James Crawford and fiancée Samantha Cordero of Alamosa, CO, and Katy Francis and husband Heath of Alamosa, CO. He farmed and ranched his entire life with his late brother William McKinley (Billy Mac) Crawford and wife Geneva of Springer and later also with his son, Tommy Lee. A jack-of-all-trades, he was a proficient shade tree mechanic, could run heavy equipment, run a board meeting, pull a well, or pull a calf from a ringy heifer snubbed to the bumper of his pickup.

He served as President of the Springer Tract Water Users Association for many years. As charter member, he helped develop the funding and build the system that brought a consistent source of clean water to the homes on Springer Tract and then worked countless volunteer hours to repair and keep the system in good working order. He and Velma were honored as 2013 Colfax County Fair and Rodeo Grand Marshals for their combined years of community service.

crawfordTommy was never one to take a vacation. He found his life’s purpose and fulfillment in taking care of God’s crops and soil, livestock, and his neighbors. He would enjoy a weekend of cat-fishing down on the Canadian and Mora Rivers between the second and third cutting of alfalfa in late summer with Billy Mac, his sons, and Elmer Wiggins or just a slow afternoon drowning worms at the farm pond. Before illness made hiking too difficult, he hunted deer and elk, not only for sport but to keep meat in the freezer because it was too expensive to slaughter his own beef for his own use. Many a fall evening was spent processing wild game or a hog on the kitchen table with a handsaw, knife, and hand meat grinder. Working with Billy Mac, they rebuilt several antique tractors for fun. His evenings were usually spent reading every Louis Lamour novel written or watching RFD TV or televised bull-riding.

Family was Tommy’s pride and joy. He dearly loved visiting with his sisters Alice and Nelladean before their deaths. He was a faithful husband and proud father and grandfather. His in-laws adored him and he would bend over backwards to make their day. Sister-in-laws Geneva Crawford, Annie Nordman, and Sandy Nordman, and brother-in-law Karl Nordman could count on him for help with almost any problem and a hearty dose of good nature when they visited. Numerous nieces and nephews often considered him their favorite uncle.

Tommy found much companionship in his constant canine friend, Peanut, for the past 14 years as well as Nick and Kitty-Kitty, his feline bed and lap warmers for the past decade as he became more and more confined to his home. The friendship of Jeff Hoogshagen and Neal Trujillo with their telephone calls and visits were treasured especially as of late.

Tommy was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Billy Mac, and sisters Alice Thompson and Nelladean Schumann.
Services for Tommy T. Crawford will be held on Saturday March 4, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at the First United Methodist Church in Springer, New Mexico, with Pastor Chuck Wiggins as the Officiant. Burial will be at the Springer Cemetery immediately following.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Springer Senior Citizens Center in gratitude for their meal deliveries and housekeeping during Tommy’s final months or the Colfax General Long-term Care Center in Springer.

Arrangements and celebration of love for Tommy T. Crawford are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.