Deaths and funerals
Andres “Pop” Cortez
Andres “Pop” Cortez found peace on Saturday, June 25, with his loving wife of 46 years, Virginia (mom) by his side.
He is survived by his two sons, Eddie Ramirez and his wife, Chris, Danny Ramirez and his wife, Dolores; daughters, Trine Garcia, Toy Moorman and her husband, Larry, Margaret “Lu” Ramirez, Mary Helen Griego and her husband, Steve, Denise Cortez-Carrillo and her husband, Richard, Renee Abeyta and her husband, Paul; his queens, Samantha and Victoria Bustos and her husband, Cary; 25 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great grandchild. Pop leaves behind many friends and loved ones in Los Lunas and Albuquerque, where he resided for many years.
Pop is greatly loved and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
A visitation and Rosary will take place at Garcia Mortuary in the Chapel of Angels from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29; Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m.; inurnment to take place at a later date.
To view service information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Andres’s care has been entrusted to Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover Ave. SW, Albuquerque, 243-5222.
Eduardo “Eddy” DeAnda
Eduardo “Eddy” DeAnda, age 79, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle passed away Friday, June 24.
He was born on March 11, 1932, in Los Lunas. Eddy was a member of Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church and served as an usher and money counter for many years. He always had a smiling face, open arms and a friendly handshake.
He had a beautiful voice and enjoyed acting and singing in the Pastorelas annually for several years. A lover of sports, he played center for the Los Lunas Tigers in high school and loved the Dallas Cowboys.
He voluntarily prepared income taxes for AARP and any family or friends in need. He worked for First National Bank of Belen for 30 years, working up from a teller to district manager to loan officer, and was one of the first people to learn and supervise the ATM systems.
He was a dedicated family man, always putting family first. He didn’t have a selfish bone in his body, literally giving the shirt off his back to anyone in need. Super friendly and social, he spoke to everyone, no one was a stranger.
Eddy and Jenny were always the best dancers in the room and enjoyed travel and went on many cruises, road trips, and especially loved visiting Jennifer and Ken in New Jersey. They traveled to New Jersey every year for 25 years and enjoyed New England, Cape Cod, New York, Philadelphia and he especially loved Baltimore and the crab cakes.
He was preceded in death by his beloved son, Leonard; parents, Jose Dolores and Concepcion Montes DeAnda; brother, Lorenzo; sisters, Julia DeAnda and Mattie Williams; father- and mother-in-law, Presciliano “Buddy” and Elena Gabaldon Sanchez; sisters-in-law, Erlinda “Early” Garcia and Mary Tabet Sanchez; and brothers-in-law, Tranquilino “Kilo” Sanchez and Eduardo “Lalo” Lopez. Eddy is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Juanita “Jenny” Sanchez DeAnda; devoted daughter, Jennifer Leight and her husband, Ken; daughter-in-law, Cynthia DeAnda; and cherished grandson, Steven. He is also survived by brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.
All services will be held at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church beginning with a visitation at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 29, with a Rosary to be recited at 11:30 a.m. and a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at noon. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Belen Memorial Gardens.
Honorary urnbearers will be Kenneth Leight and Steven Lee DeAnda.
Sign Eddy’s online register book at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen.
Jose G. Renteria
Jose G. Renteria, age 79, a resident of Los Lunas, passed away on Saturday, June 25.
All services will be held at El Cerro Mission Baptist Church, beginning with a viewing at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 29, with a Funeral Mass to be held at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at the Sedillo Cemetery.
Sign Jose’s online register book at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen.
Sally R. Sais
Sally R. Sais, age 56, a resident of Belen, passed away on Sunday, June 26.
All services will be held at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church, beginning with a viewing at 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 30, with a Rosary to be recited at 9:30 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Belen Memorial Gardens.
Sign Sally’s online register book at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen.
Denise M. Trujillo
Denise M. Trujillo, 46, a resident of Los Lunas, passed away on Sunday, June 26. Funeral services are pending.
Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at Noblin Funeral Services Los Lunas Chapel, 2211-D Main St., where an online guest register is available at www.noblinfuneralservice.com.
Allan A. Van Inwegen
Deacon Allan A. Van Inwegen, age 72, a resident of Los Chavez, passed away on Sunday, June 26.
He was born in Nutley, N.M., to Earl J. and Florence Van Inwegen. Allan was the youngest of eight children and grew up in Middletown, N.Y.
He graduated from Roosevelt High School in Yonkers, N.Y., and attended New York University School of Business.
He was ordained as a deacon for the Archdiocese of Denver and served at St. Jude Parish in Lake Wood, Colo., for many years.
In 1963, Allan married Eleanor Bera in Yorkers, N.Y., and served in the National Guard as first lieutenant in New York and Connecticut for several years.
He was also on the board of both the Rocky Mountain and Central New Mexico German Sheppard Clubs, and also served as a Scottish Rite Mason.
Allan is survived by his wife of 48 years, Eleanor; children, Allan Ayers Van Inwegen Jr. of Littletown, Colo., Krista Van Inwegen of Los Chavez, and Philip Van Inwegen of Rio Rancho; three grandchildren, Taylor, Rya and Lauren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
All services will be held at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church, beginning with a viewing at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, followed by recitation of the Rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at noon on Thursday, June 30. Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Valencia County Shelter for Domestic Violence at valenciashelter.tripod.com or 864-3202.
Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, 418 W. Reinken Ave., where an online guest register is available at www.noblinfuneralservice.com.