JACK KING HALL, 94, passed away on January 19, 2002. He was a long-time resident of El Paso, and was a member of St. Clement's Episcopal Church. Mr. Hall was born in Dumbarton, Scotland on March 13, 1907. In 1922, he and his family came to El Paso, where he became an American citizen. He began working for the El Paso Times as an office boy when the paper was owned by the late E. C. Simmons and the Late Frank Powers. When the newspaper was purchased by Dorrance D. Roderick in 1931, Mr. Hall began selling advertising, and retired as National Advertising Manager of Newspaper Printing Corporation after 50 years of service. Mr. Hall is survived by his daughters, Jackie Eason and her husband, Bill, Betty McCombs and her husband Clinton, all of El Paso, and a step daughter Argyra Burkett and husband Dave, of Scottsdale, Arizona. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Graveside Service will be held Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at Restlawn Memorial Park with Fr. Bill Francis officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of VNA, 2211 East Missouri Avenue, Suite 200 El Paso, Texas 79903.
ANTHONY DONATO CANCELLARE, 89, passed away Friday, January 18, 2002. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and was a longtime resident of El Paso. Anthony was an active member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. He was a retired LTC having served in the U.S. Army and was a World War II and Korean Conflict Veteran. Preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Cancellare; sons, William, Leo and John Cancellare, and is survived by his sons; Joseph A. Cancellare and his wife, Lois, Michael Cancellare and his wife, Andrea, Stephen Cancellare and his wife, Mary, Charles Cancellare; daughters, Mary Ann Chacon and her husband, Felipe, Rita Hatami and her husband, Reza, Leslie Clark and her husband Jerry, Antoinette Cancellare and Isabell Cancellare and her husband, Helmut Paschold; daughters-in-law, Marlys and Vera Cancellare; 37 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; brothers, Dominick, Rocco, Louis and Charles Cancellare; sisters, Helen Kavanagh, Gladys Zuza and Phyllis Di Prima. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 23, 2002 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Central with the Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be Thursday, January 24, 2002 at 9:30 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Fr. Ken Ducre officiating. Interment at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery with full Military Honors.
LTC Alexander Francis Mariconda, U.S. Army (Ret.) , went home to our Lord on Friday, January 18, 2002. He was born on January 29, 1920 in the Bronx, NYC, New York and was a longtime resident of El Paso throughout his military career. He faithfully served God and the Catholic communities of Ft. Bliss and St. Pius X Church. He retired after 30 years of Service and was a World War II, Korean Conflict and Vietnam Veteran. He is together again with his beloved wife of 50 years, Adele Rose Mariconda, and Martin Daniel Reilly, Monty Jay Craig and Anthony Michael Banowetz. He is survived by his son, Alan Richard Mariconda; daughters, Arleen Frances Banowetz, Alexis Rita Mariconda, Aleta Regina Mariconda and April Rose Gertsma; 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 22, 2002 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with the rosary service at 7:30 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Central Chapel. Funeral mass will be Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at 9:00 a.m. at Center Chapel #2 (St. Michael's) on Ft. Bliss, Fr. Al Nondorf officiating. Pallbearers: Alan Mariconda, David Banowetz, David Maizel, Ed Martinez, Mark and Brian Banowetz. Interment at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery with full Military Honors.
INFANT Robert Joseph Carroll III, passed away January 15, 2002. He is survived by his parents Robert J. Jr. and Dorene Carroll, paternal grandparents Robert J. Sr. and Ofelia Carroll, and maternal grandparents Ernesto and Dora Camacho. He is also survived by many aunts and uncles: Yvonne (Carroll) and Roger Hernandez, Linda (Carroll) Rivero, Richard and Elsa Carroll, Tracy (Carroll) and Dean Reade, Dennis & Lizeth Carroll, Deanna Carroll, Debra Carroll, Yolanda (Carroll) and Antonio Reyes, Enedina Camacho, Mara, Gabriel and Destiny Perez and numerous cousins. Services will be held at Sunset Funeral Home, Hondo Pass, Monday, 01/21/2002, 5-9 p.m., chapel service from 7-8 p.m. Funeral services at 9:00 a.m. Sunset Funeral Home with procession to Fort Bliss for burial. JANUARY 15 Something very sad happened today, it's not the first time we felt this way. I wanted to cry but instead asked why, this blue-eyed baby had to die. Perhaps their time seemed all too brief, don't lengthen it now with undue grief. Not the first time. How can this be true? One in 1955, the other in 2002. He took two angels, same month, same day, but in our hearts they will always stay. ...by your cousin Justin Carroll.
C.D. JOHNSON, died Thursday, January 17, 2002. He lived in El Paso since 1954. He was a member of St. Paul's Methodist Church. He was born in 1909 in a log cabin on the Brazos River in Parker County, Texas. He attended a one teacher school through the 6th grade. (No Water Well). He then attended a two teacher school through the 10th grade. He was privileged to attend Weatherford High School for one year (only eleven grades in Texas that time) where was a graduate in 1928 with honors. He attended Weatherford College for two years. He was a Janitor in a bank during this time to earn money to pay for room and board. He was a member of Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship Society in college. He was Salutatorian of his graduating class in 1930 and received a scholarship to Southwestern University. Along with the scholarship was an offer of a job to pay for his room and board. He received a B.A. degree from Southwestern University and a M.A. degree from north Texas State University. He began teaching and coaching in 1931, at a salary of $81.00 per month for six months. He belonged to the Masonic Lodge for more than 55 years. He married Lorene Umphress in 1933. She died in 1977. He worked in the El Paso School system for 18 years, one year as Assistant Principal at Bowie High School and 17 years as Principal at Hillside School, retiring in 1972, after 41 years in the school business, 37 years as a school principal. During his school career he coached boys' and girls' basketball, girls' vollyball, and football and track for boys. He is survived by his two sons, Hugh and Michael, four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 22, 2002 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at Martin Funeral Home Central. Graveside will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Evergreen East Cemetery.
MARION "BEA" SEVILLA JASEVICIUS, 77, passed away on January 19, 2002 after a lengthy illness. She had been a resident of El Paso, Texas since 1954 and had resided with her daughter Cheryl L. Cain for the last six months. She helped to build Good Shepard Lutheran Church where she was also a Charter Member. She was very active in Sunday School as a Superintendent. Preceded in death by her husband S.F.C. U.S. Army (Ret.) Walter Jasevicius. Survived by her sons, Lt. Col. Lee R. Cain and his wife Sally of San Diego, Ca., John Adam Cain and his wife Patsy of Rockwall, TX., daughters, Cheryl Lee Cain of El Paso, Texas and Susan M. Zackary and her husband James of Gainsville, TX. 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, sisters, Mae Little of Carlsbad, CA., and Lillian Shaputnic of Norfolk, CA. Visitation will be on Wednesday, January 23, 2002 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home - N.E. located at 4631 Hondo Pass. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2002 at New Hope Lutheran Church at 11:45 a.m. Pastor Ed Peterson will officiate. Interment will follow at Fort Bliss National Cemetery.
Burial services for RED HEDEMAN, 70, former El Paso resident, will be at 1:00 p.m. (MST) Wednesday in Memory Gardens, 4900 McNutt Road, with Harold Payne officiating. Born Oct. 1, 1931 in Denver; he had been involved in all areas of horse racing throughout New Mexico and had attended the New Mexico State Fair 50 years in a row. Survivors included his former wife, Clarice; three daughters, Katherine Greer, T or C, N.M., Cheryl Hedeman, McAllen, TX, Jane Armitage, Portales, N.M., and four sons, John of Albuquerque, Michael, of Louisville, KY., Gary of Bowie, Texas and Richard of Morgan Mill, TX; a sister, Alice Kelly, Elizabeth of Colo. and 7 grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, Memorials are suggested to Homestretch Church Backside, 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park, N.M. 88063, c/o Nelda Whatley.
Funeral for Carroll Ann Dibler, 55, a teacher for the Ysleta Independent School District, and her daughter, Kristin L. Dibler, 20, a college student, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Luke United Methodist Church. Both were killed Sunday (June 11, 2000).
Survivors include Robert L. Dibler, husband and father; and children and siblings Robert Dibler, Carrie Dibler and Kellie Dibler-Smith. Other survivors include Craig L. Johnson and two grandchildren.
Carroll Dibler was a speech teacher at Bel Air High School. Kristin Dibler was an office manager at Gymnastics Elite. Both were lifelong El Pasoans.
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Sunset Funeral Home-Carolina. Burial will be in Evergreen East Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kristin Dibler & Carroll Ann Dibler Scholarship Fund, c/o Highland Clan, Bel Air High School, 731 S. Yarbrough, El Paso, TX 79915.
Rafaela R. Bouche, 90, of El Paso died Monday (June 12, 2000). Survivors include her sons, Abraham Bouche, Florencio Bouche, Jose Bouche and Gabriel Bouche; her daughters, Bertha Bouche de Munoz, Olga B. McCosh, Isela B. Gonzalez, Norma Ivonne B. Escajeda, Patricia Bouche and Alma Rosa Armendariz; 37 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. She was a homemaker and lived in El Paso for 34 years. Arrangements are by Hillcrest Funeral Home.
Webster Brooks Jr., 63, of El Paso died Saturday (June 10, 2000). Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Sunset Funeral Home-Hondo Pass. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday in First United Baptist Church. Burial will be in Evergreen East Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Leome; his sons, Bobby Joe Brooks, Eugene Brooks, Freddy Lee Brooks, Webster Brooks Jr. and Michael Brooks; his daughters, Janet Julius and Sherry Ann Brooks; his brother, David Brooks; 22 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents. He retired from Southern Pacific Railroad and was a lifelong El Paso resident.
Barbara A. Coover, 78, of El Paso died Friday (June 9, 2000). Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Restlawn Funeral Home, with rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday in Our Lady of Assumption. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Charles B.; her daughters, Marjorie Coover and Glenda Molinar; her brother, Jack McCullough; her sisters, Grace Morris and Marjorie Turner; her grandsons, Charles Molinar and Eric Molinar; her step-grandson, Christopher Molinar; and her granddaughter, Violet Coover. She was a homemaker and lived in El Paso for 54 years. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to the Diabetes Association.
Altagracia Cobos Cordova, 87, of El Paso died Monday (June 12, 2000). Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Restlawn Funeral Home, followed by funeral Mass at 2 p.m. in Blessed Sacrament Church. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include her sons, Ramon Cordova and Robert Cordova; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was a homemaker and lived in El Paso for 39 years.
Ingeborg W. Dean, 68, of El Paso died Sunday (June 11, 2000). Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Sunset Funeral Home-Hondo Pass, where a funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday. Burial will be in Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Ronald L.; her daughter, Christel Fisher; her brother, Richard Wagner; her sisters, Irmgard W. Junge, Edith Bertram and Hannalore Bertram; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was a homemaker and lived in El Paso for 27 years.
Estela Fierro, 69, of El Paso died Saturday (June 10, 2000). Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today in Mt. Franklin Funeral Home, with rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Pius X Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Pedro Jr.; her sons, Hugo A. Fierro and Antonio A. Fierro; her daughter, Sylvia E. Fierro; her adopted daughter, Irene Sepeda; and two grandchildren. She was a sewing machine operator for Hortex Manufacturing Inc. and lived in El Paso for 43 years.
Maria Graciela Cortinas Luna, 69, of El Paso died Monday (June 12, 2000). Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today in Hillcrest Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. A funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Capilla Del Calvario. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Fidencio; her sons, Carlos Luna, Rodolfo Luna and Fidencio Luna Jr.; her daughters, Cecilia Tercero, Sylvia Ruvalcaba, Esther de Santiago, Rebecca Ramirez and Gabriela Saucedo; her brothers, Francisco Cortinas, Jesus Cortinas and Enrique Cortinas; 23 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was a homemaker and a lifelong El Paso resident.
Maria Eulalia Mendoza, 87, of El Paso died Monday (June 12, 2000). Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today in Hillcrest Funeral Home, with rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Pius X Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Survivors include her sons, Enrique Ulloa, Luis Mendoza, Pablo Mendoza and Mario Mendoza; her daughters, Irma Julieta Salazar and Maria Trujillo; her brother, Salvador Rodriguez Jr.; 31 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pablo, and her son, Mario Mendoza. She was a homemaker and lived in El Paso for 20 years.
Santiago Pantaleon Ortiz, 80, of El Paso, died Sunday (June 11, 2000). Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today in Hillcrest Funeral Home, with rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be at 9:15 a.m. Thursday in San Antonio de Padua Catholic Church. Burial will be in Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Lilia; his sons, Michael Ortiz and Santiago Ortiz Jr.; his daughters, Grace Ortiz and Gloria Valadez; his sister, Maria N. Ortiz; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Angelita Hernandez. He was a retired boiler operator, a World War II Navy veteran and a lifelong El Paso resident.
Vera O. Pilgrim, 86, of El Paso, formerly of Las Vegas, died Monday (June 12, 2000). Survivors include her son, Donald Pilgrim; her brother, Jack Weeden-Waco; her sister, Ida Faye Barnes; and her grandsons, David Pilgrim and Grady Pilgrim. She was preceded in death by her husband, George E. She was a homemaker and lived in El Paso for four years. Arrangements are by Kaster-Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home.
Sergio Ruacho Jr., 30, of El Paso died Sunday (June 11, 2000). Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today in Martin Funeral Home-Central, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. A graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Vanessa; his mother, Irma Delia Gutierrez; his son, Frankie Ruacho; his step-brother, Jesse Martinez; and his sister, Norma Ruacho. He was a machinist for ACM Southwest Injection Molding and lived in El Paso for eight years.
Teodora Valdez, 80, of El Paso died Sunday (June 11, 2000). Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today in La Paz Funeral Home, with rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Patrocinio; her son, Juan Manuel Valdez; her daughters, Maria Valdez Sepulveda and Lilia Valdez Rivett; her sisters, Cirila Arteaga and Andrea P. Arteaga; and six grandchildren. She was a homemaker and a longtime El Paso resident.
Tisha L. Young, 91, of El Paso died Monday (June 12, 2000). A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. in Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Norman H.; her daughter, Claire Woods; her grandson, Jason R. Lewis; her granddaughter, Juliette Lewis O'Shoney; and her step-grandson, Paul Allen Woods. She was a homemaker and lived in El Paso for 10 years. Arrangements are by Martin Funeral Home-West.
Joseph Gail Albright, 82, of Columbia, Mo., formerly of Carlsbad, died Saturday (May 27, 2000). Services have taken place. Burial was in La Plata Cemetery in La Plata, Mo. Survivors include his sister, Zelma Stinebaker; his nephew, Charles Bunch; and several other nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Shanight; two brothers; and three sisters. He taught speech at Truman State University and served for 20 years in the Army Air Corps and the Air Force. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Travis Funeral Home, 125 S. Church St., La Plata, MO 63549. Out-of-town arrangements were by Travis Funeral Home and local arrangements were by Denton-Funchess Funeral Home.
Daniel "Bucky" Burris, 66, of Carlsbad died Thursday (June 8, 2000). Services have taken place. Survivors include his daughters, Linda Castro and Mary Ramsey; his sister, Glenda Linder; his nephews, Vance Parrott and Rance Parrott; his niece, Merica Hunt; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a great-grandchild. He worked for Cavern Supply and later for the Potash Corporation of American. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and a longtime Carlsbad resident. Memorial contributions may be made to Lakeview Christian Home of the Southwest, Inc., 1300 N. Canal St., Carlsbad, NM 88220. Arrangements are by Denton-Funchess Funeral Home.
Charles H. Maxwell, 76, of Lakewood, Colo., died Monday (May 29, 2000). A memorial service will be at 2:30 p.m. June 26, in staging area C in Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver. Survivors include his son, Alex; his daughters, Florence and Patricia; and eight grandchildren. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard and was a retired geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey. He was a member of the Geological Society of America, as well as many other geological clubs, and had a mineral, maxwellite, named in his honor. Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.
HORTENCIA E. FLORES, 76, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2002. Lifelong resident of El Paso, Texas. Mrs. Flores was a member and secretary of Carmelite Order of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel at Most Holy Trinity. Preceded in death by her husband Rodolfo, sisters Emilia Gray, Rachel Williams, Ofelia Gardy, brothers Raul Esparza, Rodolfo and Alfonso Esparza. Survived by son Steve and wife Consuelo Souza and Robert Flores, grandchildren Maria Woodward, Cristina Rodriguez, Cynthia Castillo, Karina Ochoa, Xavier Ochoa, great grand child Monica Castillo, brothers Pablo Esparza Jr., sisters Rita Diaz, Dolores Luna, Guadalupe Arteaga, Connie Stigers and Rosa Maria Orozco. Mrs. Flores will lie in state Friday, June 14, 2002 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home-Central. Funeral Wake will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2002 at Martin Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2002 at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church. MSGR. Calles officiating. Pallbearers will be Steve Souza, Robert Flores, Rene Luna, David Luna, Oscar Rodriguez and Xavier Ochoa. Burial at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
LTC, U.S. Army retired, Joseph "Joe" D. Moore, Sr., 82, passed away Monday, June 10, 2002, a resident of El Paso since 1963. Mr. Moore was a past member of the El Maida Shrine Temple. A WWII Veteran with service with the 82nd and 101st ABN. Joe is survived by his wife, Lillian C. Moore, a son, LCDR Joseph D. Moore, II, USN, Ret. and a daughter, Carolyn J. Blackmon; 3 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Visitation will be Thursday, June 13th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Kaster-Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home. Graveside Service will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 14th at Fort Bliss National Cemetery with Full Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, contribution to be made to the El Maida Shrine for Shrine Hospitals.
ANTONIO RODRIGUEZ ROMO, SR., 74, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2002, a resident of El Paso for 33 years. He retired from Kalil Bottling Company and was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Mr. Rodriguez is survived by his wife of 47 years Maria Dora Rodriguez, children Tony Rodriguez, Jr., Guadalupe Rayborne, Yolanda Galindo, Dora Lara, Maria Elena Rodriguez and Laura Sosa, 12 grandchildren and brother Jesus Rodriguez Romo. Visitation for Mr. Rodriguez will be held Thursday, June 13, 2002 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Restlawn Funeral Home, 4848 Alps Dr. with a vigil at 7:00 p.m. Funeral mass will be held Friday at 12:00 noon at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with Fr. Stephen Peters officiating. Burial will be at Restlawn Memorial Park.
GARY LANE THOMPSON, 57, passed away on Monday, June 10. He was born in Fort Worth, Texas and lived in El Paso for 53 years. He was the CEO of Employment Administrators, INC. and was a pioneer in the Staff Leasing business as well as a founding member of the National Association for Alternative Staffing, which he served as National President for two terms. An active volunteer, he was proud to represent El Paso as a past member of the Sun Parade Committee, Sun Bowl Team Host Committee, which he chaired for several years, the Savane All American Golf Classic and the Sun Bowl Selection Committee. Gary was a Texas Champion chili cook and served as a finals judge at the World Championship Chili Cookoffs. He was a volunteer coach and umpire for little league baseball, football, and softball. A wonderful son, husband, father, and friend, he is survived by his mother, Vivian Lane Cadenhead, his brother, Charlie H. Thompson II (Linda K.), his wife Georganne and his children Trent Rufus and D'Lane. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Mary L. Fiegel, and aunts, Wilda Cook-Herndon and Larue Wetzel and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Charlie H. Thompson and by his stepfather, C. Rufus Cadenhead. Graveside Services will be conducted at 4:30 PM, Friday, June 14, 2002 at Memory Gardens of the Valley by Gary's cousin, Paul Wetzel of Ruidoso, NM. Donations in Gary's Memory may be made to the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. HOW LUCKY WE ARE TO HAVE HAD HIM IN OUR LIVES! Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home-West.