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Jose Leon "Leo" Segura passed away peacefully on April 10, 2014 in Albuquerque. He was born Oct. 5, 1932 in Las Vegas to Seferino and Rosarito Segura. He is survived by Carmen, his wife of 61 years; and children, Leon, Matthew and Nancy Herring, Pat, Janette and Louanna Gallegos, David and Susan Duffy, Loretta and Julia Acevedo, Julie and Michael Cordova; and granddaughter, Sofia Cordova. Also surviving are his brothers, Leroy Segura and wife, Anna, Jimmy Segura and George Vigil and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, Seferino Segura and Rosarito Segura; daughter, Lorraine Segura; brother, Robert Segura; and sister, Dolores Loftis. Leo was an outstanding ball player at West Las Vegas High School and was all-state in football, basketball, baseball, and track. Leo played in the North/South High School Championships in football, basketball and baseball and was a high school referee for many years, refereeing many state high school championships including one of the first basketball games played in the PIT. Leo retired from Safeway Stores Inc. after 35 years of service. Leo and Carmen were original founding members of the Santa Fe Farmers Market and sold under the name La Loma Segura, and was also a historical tour guide for many years at the Roundhouse for the State Legislature. A Rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Santa Fe followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Interment will be at 12:30 p.m. at Rosario Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service; 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505; (505) 984-8600. Sign their guestbook for the family at Read Obituary
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Sarah Sena, 86, a resident of Las Vegas went home to be with our heavenly father on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Alta Vista Regional Hospital following a lengthy illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bernardo and Juanita Padilla Martinez; her husband, Tranquilino Sena; a son, James Sena, and a granddaughter, Diane Ritchie. She is survived by four daughters, Margie Lopez and husband, Tony of Denver, Colo., Rose Pacheco and husband, Luis of North Glenn, Colo., Irene Sandoval and husband, Orlando and Catherine Sandoval and fiancé, Chris Martinez, all of Las Vegas. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and 18 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Isabel Archuleta of Las Vegas, and Priscilla Romero of Oakland, Calif.; and a sister-in-law, Margaret Sena of Las Vegas, and by several nieces and nephews. She was a house wife and a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Her hobbies were playing cards, making puzzles, and going to the casinos. She was very faithful to praying her rosary every night and spending time with her family. She was an avid Denver Broncos fan. A visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday in St. Francis Chapel at Gonzales Funerals & Cremations, 2315 Hot Springs Blvd. All services will be held from Our Lady of Sorrows Church with a Rosary Monday at 7 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. on Tuesday. Cremation will follow and the interment will be in the Sena Family Plot in Mt. Calvary Cemetery on at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Online condolences can be sent to the family at Arrangements are under the direction of Billy G. Rogers at Gonzales Funerals & Cremations, 2315 Hot Springs Blvd., 425-9319. Read Obituary
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29 January 1938 – 7 March 2014 I am writing my obituary as I prepare to pass over due to cancer. (Carole passed away on March 7, 2014, surrounded by loving and caring friends). I have had a good life. I am eternally grateful for the love of my family and friends, as well as the many dogs and cats who have blessed my life. I was born Jan. 29, 1938, in Jersey City, N.J. to Sidney and Edna Silon, who are both deceased, as is my brother Harry. I leave behind my much loved sisters, Judy Hersh- berg and her husband, David, and Glenda McKertich and her husband, Walter. I am also survived by my nieces, Abbe, Karen, Nancy, Susan, and Lisa, and nephews, Ed and Bob and their spouses and children. I grew up in New Jersey and lived in New York City, where off-off Broadway theatre was my passion. Having graduated from the University of Denver with a B.A., and NYU with a master's degree in speech pathology, I worked with special needs children as both a teacher and speech pathologist. In 1976 I moved to New Mexico and worked in the Santa Fe public school system. After 15 years as a speech pathologist I started my own business as an elder caretaker. Moving to Las Vegas in 2005, I found the Peace & Justice Center, and soon became an activist. As co-director with Pat Leahan, who became a very dear friend, I worked in community advocacy, which was to be my passion for the rest of my life. I also joined the Nat Gold Players, a local theatre company, and became known as "Mayor Nanita" in the annual play, "Over the Edge." It was a joy for me to inhabit the character of the mayor - we had the same quirky sense of humor, and we both loved to make people laugh. I have had many loving animals throughout my life, and I expect to see them all again one day. I'm off now to my next adventure on another plane of existence. I'll probably be back when the time is right. I will see you all again someday. In the meantime, there will be a Memorial Celebration from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 19 at the El Fidel Restaurant, 510 Douglas Ave, Las Vegas. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Las Vegas Peace & Justice Center, PO Box 3454, Las Vegas, N.M. 87701. "Develop the heart. Be compassionate. Not just to your friends but to everyone, be compassionate. Work for peace in your heart and in the world. Work for Peace." – His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama Read Obituary
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