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December 15, 2017

Cecilio Lorenzo "Elvis" Esquibel

Cecilio Lorenzo "Elvis" Esquibel

Las Vegas, NM

Cecilio Lorenzo "Elvis" Esquibel, 80, a lifelong resident of Las Vegas, N.M., passed away peacefully at his home with his two sons at his bedside, on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. He was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Cecilio was born on July 14, 1937 in San Geronimo,...

Carlos R. Martinez

Carlos R. Martinez

Albuquerque, NM

Carlos R. Martinez, 72, a longtime resident of Las Vegas, N.M., passed away Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 at his home in Las Vegas. He was born Oct. 24, 1945 in Las Vegas to his parents, Antonio Martinez and Eugenia Jimenez Martinez. Carlos served in the United States Army as a PVT...

Erminio "Don" Sanchez

Erminio "Don" Sanchez

Rainsville, NM

Erminio "Don" Sanchez, 67, from Rainsville, N.M., passed at his home on Dec. 10, 2017. He was born on May 24, 1950, to Erminio and Cornelia Sanchez. He was preceded in death by his parents, Stepfather Perfecto Gurule, brothers Jimmy, Peter and Eddie Sanchez. He is survived by...

December 14, 2017

Tiffany M. Baca

Tiffany M. Baca

Las Vegas, NM

Tiffany M. Baca, 29, a current resident of Anton Chico, N.M. and longtime resident of Las Vegas, N.M. passed away on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 in Las Vegas, N.M. She was born to Victor Ruiz and Becky Pauline Baca on Oct. 16, 1988 in Las Vegas, N.M. She is preceded in death by her...

Lucille Ann Butler

Lucille Ann Butler

Las Vegas, NM

Lucille Ann Butler, 93, a resident of Las Vegas, N.M., for the past year, longtime resident of San Jose, N.M., has died. She is survived by her daughters, Beverly Butler of San Jose, N.M,; and Barbara Allum of Rapid City, S.D. Cremation has taken place and all services will be...

December 12, 2017

Helen M. Martinez

Helen M. Martinez

Albuquerque, NM

Helen M. Martinez of Albuquerque, passed away Dec. 6, 2017. Born in Las Vegas, N.M., May 5, 1935, she married Lorenzo Martinez in 1959 and moved to California. Helen returned to Las Vegas in 1976 and then moved to Albuquerque in 1992. She is survived by her daughter, Lorrie...

December 9, 2017

December 8, 2017

Nash Agnes Lujan Montaño Martin

Nash Agnes Lujan Montaño Martin

Albuquerque, NM

Nash Agnes Lujan Montaño Martin, 86, a resident of Las Vegas, N.M. passed away on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 in Albuquerque, N.M. at UNM Hospital. She was born to her parents Rafeal Lujan and Lugarda Montaño Lujan on Sept. 20, 1931, in Las Lagunas, N.M. A Catholic, she attended Our...

December 6, 2017

Jose A. (Tony) and Cecilia Gonzales

Jose A. (Tony) and Cecilia Gonzales

Albuquerque, NM

Jose A. (Tony) and Cecilia O. Gonzales, both age 87, residents of Albuquerque for 26 years, went to be with their Lord on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, in the same way they lived their lives - together. They are survived by their children, Lupita Aragon, Veronica Estrada...

Manuel “Manuelito” Lopez

Manuel “Manuelito” Lopez

Las Vegas, NM

Manuel "Manuelito" Lopez, 81, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 at Vida Encantada. Manuel was born to Eusebio and Amalia Lopez on Jan. 7, 1936. He is preceded in death by his parents and his siblings, Joe, Paul and Petrita "Lily" Lopez. Survivors include his brother...

Tita Kavanaugh Lopez

Tita Kavanaugh Lopez

Albuquerque, NM

Tita K. Lopez departed this world peacefully on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, surrounded by her loving family at home in Albuquerque, NM; she was 93. Tita was born and raised in Las Vegas, N.M., and was a longtime resident of Albuquerque. She was preceded in death by her husband,...

November 29, 2017

Andrellita Chavez

Andrellita Chavez

Las Vegas, NM

Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, we lost the greatest wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great Grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend at the beautiful age of 91. Andrellita (Tita) was born on June 7, 1926 to Tranquilino and Irene Cruz in Rainsville, New Mexico....

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