Category: Obituaries

In Loving Memory of Irvying Urquijo

 Irvying Urquijo age 20 of Springer, NM passed away on April 8, 2014 in Portalles, NM.  He was born on June 20, 1993 to Manuel Urquijo Quinteros and Zayra Anjelica Urquijo in Las Vegas, NM. 

            Irvying was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Manuel Urquillo. He is survived by his parents, 2 brothers Jesus and Jose Miguel both of Springer, NM, one sister Gloria Oralia of Juarez, Mexico, maternal grandparents Jose and Luz Bustillos, paternal grandmother Oralia Urquillo, one niece, one nephew, and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.

            Irvying loved bull riding and loved spending time with family and friends. He was in his second year of college at South Eastern University in Portales, NM. 

            There will be a viewing on Friday April 11, 2013 in the chapel of the Alderette Pomeroy Funeral Home from 4 to 6pm.

            Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be held on Saturday April 12, 2014 at 1:30pm at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Springer, NM recited by the Knights of Columbus. Solemn Mass of the Resurrection will follow at 2:00pm with Father Emmanuel Izuka as the Celebrant.  Rite of Committal and Interment will be at the Springer Cemetery. A dinner will be served following the burial at the Springer National Guard Armory.

            The arrangements for Irvying Urquijo are under the care and direction of the Alderette Pomeroy Funeral Home of Raton. 

In Loving Memory of Michael A. Corriz

Michael A Corriz 
(April 15, 1946 – March 3, 2014) 

  Michael A Corriz  

Funeral Service
Tuesday the 15th day of April 2014
Eleven O’clock In the Morning
First Christian Church

Jerry Archuleta

Inurnment to Follow
Two O’clock in the Afternoon
Mt. Calvary Cemetery

Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home, Inc.


In Loving Memory of Glenna Hanson

Glenna Hanson, age 80, died Friday, April 4, 2014 in Clayton, New Mexico.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, April 21, 2014 at the Herzstein Memorial Museum, 23 S. Second Street in Clayton, New Mexico.

Glenna Lea Hanson was born on February 1, 1934 in Des Moines, New Mexico to Arthur Wayne Hanson and Elsie B. (Green) Hanson. She received the majority of her early education at the Clayton Public School and Clayton High School. She earned a B. S. in Mathematics from the University of Houston, Texas. Glenna met Marlin Luther while in High School and they married in 1951 and had two sons, Michael E. Luther and Daniel Hanson Luther. In 1976 Glenna moved back to Clayton and began her teaching career with Clayton High School, teaching high school math for approximately 20 years. Glenna was a woman of many talents, among them she was an adept carpenter as well as an artist. While still teaching school, she joined the Civil Air Patrol and received her private pilot license. After retirement, Glenna served as the secretary of the Union County Hospital Auxiliary and was involved with the Herzstein Museum as well as the Clayton Arts Council. She was a good friend and had a deep love for family, friends, animals, music and the great outdoors. She gardened and made many improvements to her home here in Clayton. She was much loved and will be sorely missed. In addition to her parents, Glenna was preceded in death by her husband, 1 sister; Lois Van Cleff and 3 brothers; George Hanson, Fred Hanson and James Hanson.

Glenna leaves to mourn:

2 SONS: Michael Luther and his wife Donna and Daniel Luther all of Clayton, New Mexico.

4 Grandchildren & 13 Great-grandchildren.

3 SISTERS: Sonia Maulsby and her husband Gene of Clayton, New Mexico, Shirley Durbin and her husband Carl of Lubbock, Texas and Sharon Kear and her husband Rex of Moore, Oklahoma.

3 BROTHERS: Norman Hanson, Paul Hanson and Bert Hanson and his wife Ruth all of California.

And a host of nieces and nephews.

MEMORIALS: The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, Memorials be made to the Herzstein Memorial Museum, 23 S. Second Street, Clayton, New Mexico 88415 in Glenna’s Memory.

In Loving Memory of Milton Joseph Cruz, Jr.


U.S. VeteranMilton Joseph Cruz, Jr., age 31, died Wednesday, April 2, 2014 in Amarillo, Texas.

Rosary was recited at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 by Deacon P. Louis Montoya. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Clayton, New Mexico with Fr. Joel Bugas, Celebrant. Burial will follow in the Clayton Memorial Cemetery by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton, New Mexico.

Milton Joseph Cruz, Jr. was born on August 19, 1982 in Clayton, New Mexico to Milton Cruz, Sr. and Rita Lynn Chavez. He was raised in Clayton and graduated from Clayton High School in 2000. Milton moved to Espanola, New Mexico where he went to a tattoo school and served his apprenticeship. He joined the Army National Guard and served in Iraq for one year in 2006-2007. When he returned he moved to Denver, then Kansas and then to Amarillo. He traveled through many states pursuing his dreams. Milton owned Aristocrat Tattoo Studio in Amarillo, Texas and was planning on opening studios in St. Louis and Denver. Milton was preceded in death by his paternal Grandparents; Emma Gallegos Cruz and Archie Cruz.


MOTHER: Lynn Gallegos of Clayton, New Mexico.

FATHER: Milton Cruz, Sr. of Clayton, New Mexico.

2 SONS: Jonathan Cruz and Izaeya Cruz both of Fort Worth, Texas.

1 DAUGHTER: Mailynn Illana Cruz of Amarillo, Texas.

1 STEP-SON: Xavier Packer of Amarillo, Texas.

3 BROTHERS: Kenneth Cruz and Eric Gallegos both of Amarillo, Texas and Angelo Gallegos of Clayton, New Mexico.

1 HALF-SISTER: Diane Martinez Torres of Las Vegas, New Mexico.

FIANCÉ: Kim Jade Ngocole Packer of Amarillo, Texas.

MATERNAL GRANDMOTHER: Jean Chavez of Clayton, New Mexico.

MATERNAL GRANDFATHER: Gene Chavez of Clayton, New Mexico.

In Loving Memory of Charles L. Bada

Charles L. Bada passed away at his home in Raton, New Mexico on April 5, 2014.
He was born on August 28, 1945 in Springer, New Mexico to Charlie and Ruth (Mueller) Bada.
He grew up in the Farley community.
He married Delena Fleming on March 23, 1968.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his uncle Leo Mueller, and brother-in-law, Rollie Fleming.
He is survived by his wife Delena, twin daughters Carol Bada and Cheryl Bada, and son-in-law, Cal Pino.
He is also survived by brother-in-law, Marvin Fleming and wife Angela; sisters-in-law, Julie Kelley and husband Calvin, Rhonda Fleming-Baca, Mary Ellen Fleming, and Sue Fleming; nephews Mark, Matthew, and Scott Fleming, Coy and Brian Kelley, and Chris Fleming; nieces Kimberly Kelley, Maria and Micaela Fleming, and Beven and Amy Fleming; great-nieces and nephews Mariah, Brittany, and Brooke Fleming, Cody Poncho, Jacop and Tessa Fleming, Nicholas Fleming and Athena Kelley; great-great nephew Gage Fleming; and numerous cousins.

In Loving Memory of Alfredo Medina

A. Medina

Alfredo (Alfred) Medina, age 82 of Springer, NM passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday March 22, 2014. Alfred was born June 22, 1931 in Roy, NM to the late Alfredo and Maria Elena Archuleta Medina. He grew up and lived all his life in northern New Mexico, the land that he loved.

            Alfred was married for many years to Mary Frances Medina (Montoya), and together they raised five children.

            Alfred was preceded in death by his parents, wife Mary Frances Montoya Medina, and one grandson Dereck Tempel.

            He is survived by his children by his children Robert Medina (Phyllis) of Springer, NM, Patricia Tempel (Jimmy) of Albuquerque, NM Cheryl Martinez (Adrian) of Albuquerque, NM, Teddy Medina of Santa Fe, NM and Stephanie Russell (Cliff) of Colorado Springs, CO, six grandchildren (Gabe, Carmela, Bryan, Andrew, Katie, and Kerri) and two great grandchildren (Thomas and Sofia).

            Alfred proudly owned and operated his own company, Medina Trucking Company, for many years with his son Robert. Together they travelled the state of New Mexico building many roads, bridges and highways. He also enjoyed camping, fishing, and hiking in Cimarron Canyon and spending time at family outings and with his grandchildren. Alfred was a wonderful man who was always there for his family and friends in time of need and who always took time to look for the simple pleasures in nature and in life and the beautiful things in this world.

            The Medina Family would like to thank the caring staff at Pikes Peak Hospice and University Hospital in Colorado Springs, CO for their excellent care of Alfred, and concern for the family. In lieu of flowers the family asks that any memorial donations be made to your favorite charity or wildlife fund, in the name of Alfred Medina.

            Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be held on Saturday April 12, 2014 at 9:30am at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Springer, NM recited by Frank Cimino. Solemn Mass of the Resurrection will follow at 10:00am with Celebrants Father Izuka and Father Balizan. Rite of Committal and Inurnment will be at Springer Cemetery.

            Arrangements for Alfredo Medina are under the care and direction of the Alderette Pomeroy Funeral Home of Raton. 

In Loving Memory of Moyie Carol Herriman

Moyie Carol Herriman 
(April 19, 1946 – March 31, 2014)


Moyie Carol (Palmer) Herriman, age 67, died Monday, March 31, 2014 in Amarillo, Texas.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, April 3, 2014 in the Clayton Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Billy Rammage officiating.

Moyie Carol (Palmer) Herriman was born on April 19, 1946 in Sedan, New Mexico to Dale Wallace Palmer and Ora Thelma (McKee) Palmer. She grew up in the Sedan and Clayton, New Mexico area. Moyie met her husband Verl at Vici, Oklahoma in the fall of 1972. When Moyie and her cousin Wayne Lookingbill were driving around at Woodward, Oklahoma. Verl saw her and Fell in Love with her. Later Verl got up enough nerve to ask her out and they were married September 7, 1973 and have been together all these years. Moyie was a homemaker and a wonderful seamstress. She loved to make quilts. She cut out and pieced together well over 100 quilts for her sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews and many friends. Moyie loved to bowl in the league at Dalhart, she went to Reno, Nevada and Kansas City, Kansas to bowl in the bowling nationals. She had a collection of bowling nicknacks that she would always add to so she could have something to remember the fun that she had while she bowled at the different places. Her bowling partner was her mother. Moyie loved to travel the back roads with Verl to see where the road went to. Moyie loved to go to see the leaves as they were turning colors in the fall and would always say, “I don’t see any hi-line wires so we must be lost”. Due to her health problems, she couldn’t get around like she wanted to so she talked to her family on the phone a lot and spent a lot of time on her computer on facebook or playing games. Moyie was preceded in death by her mother and father, a brother; Alvin Dale Palmer and a sister-in-law; Lois Ivey (Jennings) Palmer.


HUSBAND: Verl Herriman of Vici, Oklahoma.

3 SISTERS: Amy Garrison and Margaret Garrison both of Hayward, California and Jane Reynolds of Granite, Oklahoma.

3 BROTHERS: Larry Palmer of Mansfield, Texas, Wallace Palmer and Jerry Palmer both of Dalhart, Texas.

And a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

MEMORIALS: The family suggests that memorials be made to BSA Hospice in Amarillo, Texas or to the charity of your choice

In Loving Memory of Steven P. Porter

Steven P. Porter age 61, of Maxwell, NM. Passed away Monday March 24, 2014 in Albuquerque, NM. He was born Feb. 18, 1953 in Ogden, UT. The son of Lloyd and Sharon Clawson-Porter. Steven had worked for over 40 years in solid waste as waste manger for several companies. Steve started in the Solid Waste business in 1974, working for a small family owned business in boulder City, NV. He started at the bottom driving a garbage truck, four years later he was asked to take over the running of the company. In 1985 he took his first job with a major solid waste company in San Diego, CA. from there he worked for two more major solid waste companies in Texas, Wyoming and again in California, Maryland and Oregon. Concluding 40 years in the waste business. He learned about the waste disposal, landfill usage and recycling.

He worked for the city of Raton as the recycling coordinator. He was extremely proud of the results that were made here in Raton with the program. He firmly believed they were going to go farther and get even better. He started with NM Rural Water in Oct. of 2013. He would be setting up recycling programs in the small rural communities in New Mexico. They would be able to start their own recycling programs in their town. Hopefully someone will be able to take his ideas and continue the work he started and take it as far as he would have. He loved Collage Basketball and fishing at the Cimarron Canyon. 

Steven was preceded in death by his mother, Sharon Porter. He is survived by his wife Veronica of the home, two daughters, Misty Neilson of Boulder City, NV, and Jayme Porter of Carson City, NV. One son Ryan Porter of Sparks, NV. Father and step-Mother Lloyd and Darlene Porter of Lakewood, CO., sister Kathy Porter of St. George, UT. Step sister Sandra Bryan of West Haven, UT, two brothers, Martin P. Porter of Henderson, NV, and Todd C. Porter and wife Sara of American Fork, UT. And six grandchildren.

Memorial services will be Tuesday April 1, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home Chapel.

Arrangements and celebration of love for Steven P. Porter are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton. 

In Loving Memory of Luanna Jayne Trujillo Hardest

Luanna Jayne Trujillo Hardesty, age 44, went on to meet our Lord on Friday, March 28, 2014 in Amarillo, Texas.

Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM on Thursday, April 3 by Deacon P. Louis Montoya and Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Friday, April 4, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Clayton, New Mexico with Fr. Joel Bugas, Celebrant. Cremation will follow by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton.

Luanna Jayne Trujillo Hardesty was born on November 21, 1969 in Boise City, Oklahoma to Lawrence Trujillo and Loretta (Rodriguez) Trujillo Mayhan. Luanna attended Clayton public schools until the eighth grade then moved to White Sands Missle Range where she graduated from Mayfield High School in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She continued her education and went on to earn a degree in business. She moved to Fulton, Missouri where she met and married Matt Hardesty, her soul mate. She often worked three jobs to get herself through school. Luanna attended the School of Nursing in Mexico, Missouri where she graduated with outstanding achievement in attendance and study. Luanna loved the outdoors and had a love for animals. She treated them with love, special care and tenderness. She enjoyed riding her bicycle, swiming and making crafts. She remained good friends with her first husband Kevin Adams, whom she nursed back to health while she was still in high school after he had suffered from a stroke. She helped him to learn to walk and talk again. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends and all of those who knew and loved her. Luanna was preceded in death by her husband; Matt Hardesty, father; Lawrence Trujillo, paternal grandparents; Andy and Rose Rodirguez, numerous aunts and uncles and a nephew; Marc Anthony Trujillo.


3 SONS: James Adams, Storm Hardesty and his wife Sapphire Nicholas Hardesty all of Fulton, Missouri.

1 GRANDDAUGHTER: Alice Hardesty of Fulton, Missouri.

MOTHER: Loretta Mayhan of Clayton, New Mexico.

STEP-FATHER: Alex Aguilar of Clayton, New Mexico.

4 SISTERS: Sheila Griffin and her husband Frank of Hampton, Georgia, Angel Contrerras and her husband Ronnie of Guymon, Oklahoma, Matilda Winkler of Elkhart, Kansas and Carla Hubbard of Liberal, Kansas.

3 BROTHERS: Lawrence William Trujillo, Jr. And his wife Manuelita of Clayton, New Mexico, Anthony Aguilar of Pasco, Washington and Lorenzo “Chicho” Trujillo and his wife Jill of Derby, Kansas.

And numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews & cousins.

In Loving Memory Delores M. Hebert

Delores M. Hebert age 88, passed away  March 24, 2014 in Pueblo, CO.  

She was born September 22, 1925 to Jennie and Anton Francel. 

 She married Luby “Frenchie” Hebert on January 26, 1946. 

Delores was devoted to her family and her faith.  She generously shared her time and resources helping others.  She was an excellent cook and baker who enjoyed guests at her table. Delores also was a talented seamstress, loved flowers and was an avid gardener.  Her special joy was sharing flowers with her church family.  She spent many hours serving her St. Pius X Parish.  Delores was an emotionally strong, independent and determined woman who “did it her way.”  

Preceding her  in death is husband, parents, brothers and sisters-in-law Raymond (Elsie) Francel and Robert (Mary Agnes) Francel. 

She is  survived by daughter Shirley Ann Donachy and Linda Nelson, daughter of the heart. 

Granddaughters Mary Louise “Skeeter” (Rick) Gansz, Michelle Rivera (Mike Shepard) Tommi (Mike) Brunelli. Great Grandaughters Jacy Gansz (Gavin Torres) Erin Gansz,Haley Gansz, Chantel Brunelli and Amanda (Robert) Montoya.  Great Grandsons: Kurtis Rivera and Brock Brunelli and 3 Great-Great-Grandchildren. Nieces Grace Leonard (David Toth) Allison Leonard, Michelle Leonard, Lindsey Francel, Tiffany (Mark) Weber. Nephews Raymond (Sandi) Francel, Shaun Francel and her special cousin FrankSoldano. 

  Active  Pallbearers are,  Rick Gansz, Jacy Gansz, Erin Gansz, Haley Gansz, Kurtis Rivera and Michael Nelson. 

  Viewing will be at  9AM. prior to the  Funeral Mass  at10AM on.Tuesday April , 2014 1 at St. Pius X Church, 3130 Morris Ave., Pueblo, CO. Interment following at Imperial Cemetery. 

Courtesy of Comi Funeral Home.