DEMOSTHENES JAMES LEGITS Demosthenes James Legits, 83, passed away December 4, 2013. A lifelong resident of Santa Fe, he was born December 21, 1929, the son of John D. and Carmen "Nellie" (Sena) Legits. He was well-known in the community, and will be missed by his family and friends. Demosthenes was preceded in death by his parents, John and Nellie Legits and his two brothers, John and Ted Legits (Annie). He is survived by his three sisters: Katherine Gonzales (Tony), Mary Elizabeth Ladue (Bob), and Venus Stafford; five children: David Legits, John Legits, Diane Villa (Lorenz), Robert Legits (Susan), and Walter Legits (Ellie); twelve grandchildren: John Villa (Kyliah), Daniel Villa (Marina), James Villa (Ivy), Kathryn Villa, Aaron Legits, Kristopher Legits, Ryan Legits, Steven Legits, Ashley Gardner (Daynon), Damryn Legits, Ethan Legits (Tia), and Lissy Legits; and fifteen great-grandchildren: Samantha Villa, Andreu Villa, Silas Villa, Sophia Villa, Amanda Villa, Muguel Villa, Francesca Villa, Cordelia Villa, Mercy Villa, Cecilia Villa, Simon Villa, Felix Villa, Faren Gardner, Mara Gardner, and Brooke Legits. An open house in honor of his memory will be held by the family at the Elks Lodge, 1615 Old Pecos Trail, on Saturday, December 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900