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HOME & CREMATORY cre·ma·to·ry  
n. pl. cre·ma·to·ries
A crematorium.

Of or relating to cremation.

crematorium, crematory
a place where cremations are done.

Jose Sandoval, 82, Truchas, March 26, 2010

Hernando Gallegos, Sr., 74, Abiquiu, March 26, 2010


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DAVID David, in the Bible
David, d. c.970 B.C., king of ancient Israel (c.1010–970 B.C.), successor of Saul. The Book of First Samuel introduces him as the youngest of eight sons who is anointed king by Samuel to replace Saul, who had been deemed a failure.

David Jefferson McGown died peacefully Saturday, March 27th, at his residence in Santa Fe, New Mexico New Mexico, state in the SW United States. At its northwestern corner are the so-called Four Corners, where Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah meet at right angles; New Mexico is also bordered by Oklahoma (NE), Texas (E, S), and Mexico (S). . David was David Was (born David Weiss, 26 October 1952, Detroit) is, with his stage-brother Don Was, the founder of the influential 1980s pop group, Was (Not Was).

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 born February 10, 1927 in Cooperstown, New York “Cooperstown” redirects here. For the baseball museum in the village, see National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
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. He was a 1947 graduate of Yale University; in 1951 he earned M.Div. from McCormick Theological Seminary McCormick Theological Seminary is one of eleven schools of theology of the Presbyterian Church (USA). It shares a campus with the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, bordering the campus of the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois.  of Chicago.

From 1947 through 1950, David taught English in China in Changsha with the Yale In China program. He was evacuated by the US government ahead of the advancing Maoist revolution. He returned to China twice to reconnect with former students and friends when China was reopened to the western world. David enjoyed surprising friends by speaking Chinese. He maintained an active interest in Chinese political developments.

David met and married Jeanne when they were both students at McCormick Seminary. With his Divinity degree fresh in hand they moved to the mining camps of West Virginia where he served as a Presbyterian pastor. His career then took him to San Diego State University San Diego State University (SDSU), founded in 1897 as San Diego Normal School, is the largest and oldest higher education facility in the greater San Diego area (generally the City and County of San Diego), and is part of the California State University system. , Kansas State University Kansas State University, main campus at Manhattan; coeducational; land-grant and state supported; chartered and opened 1863. There is an additional campus at Salina. Among the university's research facilities are the J. R.  and the University of Illinois at Chicago This article is about the University of Illinois at Chicago. For other uses, see University of Illinois at Chicago (disambiguation).

UIC participates in NCAA Division I Horizon League competition as the UIC Flames in several sports, most notably Basketball.
 Circle Campus where he served as a Presbyterian campus minister. David also served the National Presbyterian Church as Chairman of the General Assembly Nominating Committee, as an active member of the Witherspoon Society, as a founder of the More Light Society and he received the Presbyterian General Assembly Education Award. His ministry focused on social justice. He was active in civil rights from desegregating public swimming pools in West Virginia in the 1950s to voter registration drives in the 1960s. In the '80s and '90s he worked to supported women's rights The effort to secure equal rights for women and to remove gender discrimination from laws, institutions, and behavioral patterns.

The women's rights movement began in the nineteenth century with the demand by some women reformers for the right to vote, known as suffrage, and
 and LGBT membership in the Presbyterian Church. He was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church First Presbyterian Church is a generic church name, and can refer to hundreds of churches within the English speaking world. If you followed a link here, please consider making it more specific by including the city or town in which the church resides.  of Santa Fe.

Dave and Jeanne traveled the world enjoying the experience of cultural differences in the Middle East, India and Europe. Before retiring they spent eighteen months ministering to a congregation in southern England, Portishead, UK. Retirement brought David and Jeanne to Santa Fe in 1995, where they enjoyed church, family and friends.

David is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jeanne Bourgeois McGown; five daughters: Beth, Chris, Lynn, Pam, and Leslie; five grandchildren: Rebecca, Aaren, Weston, Ray and Hannah; and one great grandson, Archer.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Ghost Ranch Foundation, a Presbyterian retreat center in Abiquiu, New Mexico. Donations may be made on-line at:

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday April 3, 2010 at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Santa Fe, 208 Grant Ave., Santa Fe, New Mexico.


ELENA ELENA Enhanced Learning for Evolutive Neural Architectures  E. VALDEZ

Age 93, beloved sister, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, aunt, and friend passed away March 27, 2010. She joins her husband Roman and son Elmer whom she loved and missed. She is also preceded in death by her sisters Marcelina, Sophia and Lindy lin·dy or Lin·dy  
n. pl. lin·dies
A lively swing dance for couples. Also called lindy hop.

[From Lindynickname of Charles Augustus Lindbergh.

She passed away peacefully in Santa Fe surrounded by her family, in the comfort of her daughter's home.

Elena was born on October 12, 1916 in Mora IN MORA. In default. Vide mora, in. , N.M. to parents, Eugenio and Antonia Espinoza and raised by Abelino and Sinforosa Espinoza. There, she grew up, attended school and met and married Roman. They had 6 children in Mora, 2 of which died at very early ages. In 1948 they moved to Santa Fe and had 4 more children. At the time of Roman's death in 1981, they were married 43 years and had raised 8 children.

Elena's legacy lives on through her sons and daughters: Gilbert (Frances), Elsie Jones (Robert), Carol Herrera (John), Rose Castellano (Darlina), Roman Jr., Michael, and Debra Kitchens (Robert); as well as 26 grandchildren, 54 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren.

Elena is a member of St. Anne Parish as well as a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary 2811. This year would have been her 25th year to become a Golden Eagle.

Although she is no longer with us in body, we know her spirit, along with Roman's, will always watch over us as the guardian angels of our family.

Elena's family would like to especially thank her care givers Anna Jaramillo, Nohemi Torres, Anna Managana, Loyola Serna, and the staff of Odyssey Hospice Healthcare, specifically Nancy Fudge, for all their special loving care given to beloved Elena.

A Rosary will be recited at 7p.m. on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at Our Lady of Guadalupe
For the Spanish icon, see Our Lady of Guadalupe (Extremadura).

Our Lady of Guadalupe, also called the Virgin of Guadalupe (Spanish: Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe or Virgen de Guadalupe) is a 16th century Roman Catholic Mexican icon depicting
 Catholic Church; 417 Agua Fria St. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at St. Anne Parish, 511 Alicia St. Interment will follow at Rosario Cemetery. A Reception will follow interment at St. Anne Parish, 511 Alicia St.

Pallbearers will include: Joseph Jones, Joshua Herrera, Eugene Kitchens, Fabian Valdez, Gilbert Roman Valdez, Mikey A. Valdez Jr., Monica Castellano, and Anna Chandler. Honorary Pallbearers will include: Beau Anderson, Kenny Chandler, Chris Hancock, Chris Jimenez, Chris Kitchens, Kenny Romp, Matt Romero, Paul Andrews, Robert Lucero, and Raul Valdez.

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Frances Tapia, age 64, a longtime resident of Santa Fe, NM, passed away at her home on March 26, 2010.

She was born on October 16, 1945 in Madrid, NM, to the late Fernando Sr. and Frances Pena. She was united in marriage to Elidoro Tapia on December 11, 1965.

She was a very loving person with an open heart. She loved spending time with all her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. To Frances, her family was everything, and her greatest love was her husband. Frances was the type of person who you could call a best friend, great listener, and the best mother in the world, who took pride in raising her eight grandchildren.

A lifelong Catholic, she was a member of St. Anne's Church in Santa Fe, NM.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fernando Sr. and Frances Pena; her most precious daughter, Linda Tapia; brothers: Johnny, Nate (Ray), Pablo, and Fernando Pena Jr.; sons-in-laws: Ernest Zamora SR, Herbert Rodriguez, and Joseph Lobato.

She is survived by her husband, Elidoro Tapia; children: Robert (Mary Lou), Virginia (Thomasine), Veronica (Danny), Elidoro Jr., Isabel, Marcella (Tommy), Ramona, Frances (Angelo), and Angie; all of Santa Fe, NM; God Daughter, (Lorie); siblings: Tillie, Rose (Joe), Corine (Alex), Joe (Lorie), Connie, Tommy (Darlene), Jenny, Raymond (Geri); all of Santa Fe, NM; Louie (Lolly) of San Jose, CA; 31 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren.

There will be a viewing from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., March 30, 2010 at St. Anne's Church of Santa Fe, NM, followed by the Rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at St. Anne's Church in Santa Fe, with Father Leo Leo, in astronomy
Leo [Lat.,=the lion], northern constellation lying S of Ursa Major and on the ecliptic (apparent path of the sun through the heavens) between Cancer and Virgo; it is one of the constellations of the zodiac.
 Ortiz as celebrant. Interment will follow at 11:30 a.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery with the following serving as casket bearers: Daniel Tapia, Raymond Pena, Tommy Pena, Joe Pena, Danny Martinez, Angelo Ortega, Tommy Salazar, and Matthew Sanchez. Serving as honorary bearers: Isaac Tapia, Isaiah Ortega, Ernest Zamora, Marcos Martinez, Jacob Chavez, Cesar Gonzales, Arthur Ward, and Ivan Arellano.



"Harper" Jones, age 59, passed Saturday, March 27, 2010, after a brief battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family.

Harper was strong and supportive, free-spirited and kind-hearted. We will miss Harper every day of our lives. We love our Daddy.

He is survived by his loving wife, Donna; daughter, Dana; and sons, Barton and Tim; and many other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family ask that a contribution be made in Harper's name to the: American Cancer society.

A Visitation will be Tuesday, March 30, 2010, 1 p.m. followed by Funeral Service at 1:30 p.m. at Berardinelli Family Chapel. Burial will follow at Rosario Cemetery.

Arrangements are

under the direction of

Berardinelli Family

Funeral Service

1399 Luisa Street

Santa Fe, NM 87505




Known as Dave to family and friends, passed away March 25, 2010. Dave was born in 1935 to Sam and Modesta Charley who proceeded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 38 years Choe; three daughters Vida (James) Trujillo, Lindsay (John) Long, and Bernadette (Donald) Gallegos; twelve grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Dave is also survived by his sister Maria Levy of Tucson, Arizona. His brothers Leslie and Alfred proceeded him in death.

Dave was an athlete; a champion tennis, squash, handball and racquetball racquetball, sport played indoors by two or four players, combining elements of court handball and such racket games as squash racquets. It is played on a standard handball court 40 ft (12.2 m) long, 20 ft (6.  player. He also loved to hunt and deep sea fish Deep sea fish is a term for fish that live below the photic zone of the ocean. Examples include the lanternfish, flashlight fish, cookiecutter shark, bristlemouths, and anglerfish. .

A retired Air Force veteran, Dave served during the Korean War Korean War, conflict between Communist and non-Communist forces in Korea from June 25, 1950, to July 27, 1953. At the end of World War II, Korea was divided at the 38th parallel into Soviet (North Korean) and U.S. (South Korean) zones of occupation.  and was a combat veteran of Vietnam. He achieved the rank of Master Sergeant.

Following his retirement from the Air Force, he was a Contract Specialist for the Army Corps of Engineers during which time he participated in the necessary planning and construction for the first Space Shuttle landings at Edwards Air Force Base in California. He also owned businesses in Los Angeles prior to his full retirement in 2000 when he returned to Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo Ohkay Owingeh (IPA: ['okɛ o'wiŋɛ]) is a Pueblo in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, United States. It is located 25 miles (40 km.) north of Santa Fe.  where he resided until his passing.

Dave will be interned at the Santa Fe National Cemetary Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at 11 a.m.




To everything there is a season,

And a time to every purpose under the heaven:

Ecclesiastes 3

Joseph Alexander de Perea de Roseman passed away March 26, 2010.

Born on Earth to Bloom in heaven "God bless the Child"

Joseph is preceded in death by his Great Grandparents, Cecilia and Tony Perea, Cleveland and Elwarner Wimbley; and beloved Great Aunt, Librada (Nina) Roybal; and Uncle, Cleveland W. Wimbley III.

He is survived by his loving parents, Roseanna and Christopher Bradley; brothers: Michael, Francisco, John, and Remmy; sister, Olivia; Grandparents Librada Perea Roseman of Santa Fe, Cleveland Wimbley (Eva) of Oklahoma City, Loving Aunt Destiny Wimbley of Oklahoma; Great Great Grandmother, Willie Wimbley of Oklahoma; Great Uncles: Robert A Perea (Sandy) of Albuquerque, John E Perea (Kathleen) of Santa Fe; Great Aunt, Roseanna Perea (Tino); Great Uncle, Greg Wimbley of Phoenix Arizona; Great Uncle, Maurice Wimbley of Las Cruces New Mexico; Great Great Uncle, Remmy Roybal, of Santa Fe; and dear friends: Yossi, Tina, and Renee Ramos; as well as many loving cousins, relatives and friends.

A private cremation cremation, disposal of a corpse by fire. It is an ancient and widespread practice, second only to burial. It has been found among the chiefdoms of the Pacific Northwest, among Northern Athapascan bands in Alaska, and among Canadian cultural groups.  service was held on Saturday March 27, 2010. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday March 31 at 3:30 p.m. at the Vineyard Christian Fellowship 1601 Saint Michaels Drive. A reception will immediately follow at "Antojitos Maria" 3568 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe.

Arrangements are under the direction of

Berardinelli Family Funeral Service

1399 Luisa Street, Santa Fe, NM 87505




On Sunday, March 28, 2010, our beloved little angel went to her heavenly reward. Karen touched the lives of many people, directly and indirectly. Those who had the good fortune of knowing her, loved her and knew she was someone very special. Though the years robbed her of many of her abilities, she was able to express herself through her paintings and other artwork, which she dearly loved. She was an inspiration to so many people. She is dearly missed but now she can sing and dance again like she used to.

Karen is survived by her parents, Judy and Patrick Ortiz; her sister and brother-in-law, Amy and Aaron Lloyd; nephew and niece, Adam and Faith Lloyd; her grandfather, Alfonso Ortiz; aunts and uncles: Terry and Ted Lopez, Michael Ortiz and fiancee Martha Reyes, Patricia Brower, Richard Brower, JoAnn Ortiz, Susan and Gerald Jaramillo, Chris Nieto and Tony Nieto; cousins: Kevin Lopez, Kenny Lopez, Keith Lopez, Kathryn Lopez, Lisa Brower and husband Jason Myers, Kimi Hoisington and husband Jacob and son Ethan, Rebecca Jaramillo, Aaron Nieto, Lily Nieto, and Alyssa Nieto.

She was greeted in heaven by her grandparents, Anne Ortiz and Ambrosio and Ernestine Ortiz. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Karen Ortiz Endowment Fund for Therapeutic Horseback Riding Therapeutic horseback riding, also known as equine-assisted therapy, is for individuals with a range of physical, emotional, cognitive, and social special needs. There are several different kinds of programs that utilize horses and horseback riding for therapeutic benefits.  at the Albuquerque Community Foundation or to Challenge New Mexico.

A Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 6 p.m. followed by a Rosary, 7 p.m. at Cristo Rey Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, April 1, 2010, 10 a.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis. Burial will follow at Rosario Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of

Berardinelli Family Funeral Service

1399 Luisa Street, Santa Fe, NM 87505



LAURA Laura, subject of the love poems of Petrarch. She is thought to be Laura de Noves (1308?–1348), wife of Hugo de Sade, but this has not been proved.


Petrarch’s perpetual, unattainable love. [Ital. Lit.

Age 97, passed away on March 26, 2010.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jose Albino albino (ălbī`nō) [Port.,=white], animal or plant lacking normal pigmentation. The absence of pigment is observed in the body covering (skin, hair, and feathers) and in the iris of the eye.  and Lucia Montoya; husband, Leopoldo Roybal; as well as many brothers and sisters.

Lencha is survived by her son, John B. Montoya and fiance Bela Cera; granddaughter, Johnette Allterton (John); great granddaughter, Grace Allterton; granddaughter, Janelle Montoya; brother-in-law, Medardo D. Roybal; and many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

A Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 30, 2010, 6 p.m. followed by a Rosary at 7 p.m. at Berardinelli Family Chapel. Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 1 p.m. at St. Francis Cathedral.

Arrangements are

under the direction of

Berardinelli Family

Funeral Service

1399 Luisa Street

Santa Fe, NM 87505




Age 85, of Midland, passed away on Saturday, March 27, 2010, in his home. Private family services were held.

Phil was born on January 11, 1925, in Groesbeck, Texas to Ronald Baker and Julia Ellis Garrett. After graduating from Groesbeck High School on May 26, 1942, he enlisted in the Navy. Phil served as a musician in the Navy band and was stationed in Australia, Manus Island, Los Negros, Hollandia, Biak, Palau, Samar and the Philippines during World War II. Phil was honorably discharged as a Musician Second Class on January 16, 1946. Following his service in the military he attended Sam Houston State University Sam Houston State University, (known as SHSU and Sam, for short) founded in 1879, is a public university located in Huntsville, Texas. It is one of the oldest purpose-built institutions for the instruction of teachers west of the Mississippi River and the first such  and received his Masters degree in Education.

Upon graduation Phil served as the high school band director in Katy, Texas. During his tenure in Katy, he was elected and served as President of the Texas Music Educators Association Texas Music Educators Association, or TMEA, is an organization of over 9,000 Texas school music educators united by common goals. It provides many major music competitions for different levels. . Phil went on to be the high school band director at Lufkin High School <includeonly></includeonly>

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. After finishing his teaching career, Phil moved to Beaumont, Texas and became the co-owner of Swicegood Music Store. In 1973, Phil met the love of his life, Katheryn Williams, after a whirlwind romance they married in Santa Fe, New Mexico on December 18, 1973.

Phil and Katheryn lived in various places throughout New Mexico, spending 35 years in Santa Fe. Phil was a member of Holy Faith Episcopal Church in Santa Fe. During his time in New Mexico, Phil was involved in a variety of businesses including, restaurants, real estate, contracting and management. After retiring in Santa Fe, Phil ultimately moved to Midland, Texas in September of 2008.

Survivors include his wife, Katheryn Baker of Midland; two daughters, Cathy Eastham of Midland, and Stephanie Brown of Austin; one son, Stephen Baker and wife Marcia, of Houston; five grandchildren: Keelan Baker of Houston, Melissa Eastham of Midland, Mark Eastham of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Evelyn Brown of Austin and Brandy Taylor of Normangee; and 6 great grandchildren.

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Phil's caregivers, Carmen Montanez, Idia Herrera, Dr. David Watkins and Dr. Shylesh Ganta.

The family suggests memorials be made to Gifts of Hope at the: Allison Cancer Center, 400 N Garfield ST, Suite 100 Midland, TX 79701.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences can be made at:



Samia came to this earth to teach us love, compassion and joy in the face of adversity. Samia's smile will be in the hearts of all who knew her.

Samia is the beloved daughter of Cleo Fowler and James Griffith; sister of Aaron Fowler; aunt of Eliza Fowler. Samia had loved ones with her extended family including aunts and uncles Lisa and Jeff Griffith; Giovanna Rossi and Paul Presley; Mike Fowler and Robin Just; Lindsey Fowler and Linda Callahan. She shared her heart with many friends.

The Memorial Service for Samia Jacqueline Cherie Sandoval will be held Wednesday, March 31 in the James A. Little Theater at 6 p.m.

Those wishing to give a remembrance for Samia may plant a tree, donate to Challenge New Mexico Therapeutic Horse Program or give the family plants.

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