Deaths and funerals (05/05/12)


Rudolph Valentino “RV” Edmondson Jr.
Rudolph Valentino “RV” Edmondson Jr., passed away Monday, April 23.
“RV” was preceded in death by his mother, Lena Edmondson. He is survived by his wife, Pat Johnson.
He will be greatly missed by his loving family, his father, Rudolph Edmondson Sr.; sister, Valarie Marie Salazar and husband, Dennis; daughters, Leann Edmondson and Lori Aragon and husband, John; grandchildren, Amber Madrid and husband, Hermann, Ashley Skorvanik, Allison and Brandon Casias, Jhonathan and Amanda Aragon; nieces and nephews and many other family and friends.
Services will be held at West Side Family Chapel Located at 19 El Cerro Road in Los Lunas on Saturday, May 5, beginning with the family receiving friends at 4:30 p.m., a celebration of Rudolph’s life at 5 p.m., followed by a reception from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
An online guest register is available at

Antonio W. Marquez
Antonio W. Marquez Sr., age 46, a resident of Belen, passed away Thursday, May 3.
He was born in Belen, Oct. 6, 1965. He attended Los Lunas High School and graduated in 1984. In the past, he worked at the Isleta Casino, United Desiccants, Bueno Foods and 7-Up RC.
Antonio married Judy Lynn Marquez on Aug. 7, 1999, in Las Vegas, Nev. He was a wonderful, loving, hard-working husband and father. He loved his children with all his heart.
His favorite flowers were roses and carnations, and he loved Spanish and country music. He loved to grow beautiful gardens, go fishing, build model cars and trucks, and he loved his dog, Blue. He battled cancer for a year.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Cresencio B. Marquez and Maria V. Torrez.
Antonio is survived by his wife of 13 years, Judy Lynn Marquez;  children, Antonio Marquez Jr. and girlfriend, Angelina Naranjo, Marcos Ramon Baldonado, Antoinette Marquez and Amanda Lynn Marquez; grandson, Avant Marquez; parents, Alfonso R. Marquez, and Griselda E. Marquez; In-laws, Faustino P. Luna and Betty B. Luna; brothers and sisters, Darlene and Victor Aragon, John and Cynthia Marquez, Matthew G. and Brenda Marquez, Evangeline Marquez, and Angelica and Jason King; nieces and nephews, Nicole and Josh Sers, Victor Jr. and Ashley Aragon, Tabetha Marquez, Levi, Jeremiah, Amy Nicole, Jesse, Josiah, Jerod, Cortney, Darlene, Michael Mattis, Jacob Aragon, Jonah and Alexandria King; and all Judy’s and Antonio’s aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Services will be held at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church Tuesday, May 8, beginning with a viewing at 9 a.m., a Rosary 9:30 a.m. led by Mary Sanchez, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m., celebrated by Father Bijoy Francis.  Gift bearers will be Ronald and Marie Luna. Burial will follow at Our Lady of Belen Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be James Gutierrez, Ronald Luna, Angelo Luna, Matthew Marquez, Henry Chavira, Victor Aragon Sr., Victor Aragon Jr., Ricky Luna and Randy Gonzales. Honorary pallbearer will be Randy Gonzales.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given for funeral expenses at  Wells Fargo Bank, account number 7479179025-Antonio W. Marquez Sr. Benefit Fund.
Judy would like to thank all the family and friends for all the prayers and help received through this time of need. I would like to thank all the people at Hospice and Antonio’s nurse, Virginia and CNA Cindy.
Arrangements are being handled by the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, 419 W. Reinken Ave., 864-4448, where an online guest register is available at

Frank Mazzio
Frank Mazzio, age 90, passed away on Monday, April 16.
He was born in New York City on June 3, 1921, and was a resident of Albuquerque since 1952.
Frank’s career included working as a business manager for Presbyterian Hospital when the hospital opened from 1951 to 1958. He then went on to work as a business manager and accountant in the Albuquerque area, most notably as vice president of business and financial affairs at the University of Albuquerque, as well as business manager for the New Mexico Hospital Association.
Frank honorably served his country in the Army during World War II. He loved nothing more than listening to classic jazz performed by the legends. Frank was an avid golfer, ardent reader and enjoyed lively political and philosophical discussions with friends.
He is preceded in death by his stepson, Brad Garrison. Frank is survived by his wife, Betty Mazzio; son, James Mazzio; daughter, LeeDyer and her husband, Paul; stepson, Gregg Garrison; and brother, Anthony Mazzio and his wife, Betty.
A graveside service with Military Honors will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 7, at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Following the service, a celebration of Frank’s life open house at 2 p.m. at the family home, located at 2262 Calle De Ortiz in Los Lunas.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Belen Meadows Health Care and Rehab Center, 1831 Camino Del Llano, Belen, NM, 87002, for the gazebo and new patio.
Arrangements entrusted to Riverside Funeral Home of Los Lunas, 820 Main St. NE, 565-1700. Please visit Frank’s online guest register at

Virginia Louise Peasley
Died 2012
Virginia Louise Peasley, 93, a resident of Peralta, passed away on Monday, April 30.
She was a long-time member of the Peralta Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband Lesley in 1980. Virginia is survived by her loving family which includes her sons, Mike and his wife, Esperanza, and Gary; her grandchildren, Marie, Gerald, Dagmar, Leslie, Gary, Brian, Bruce and Eric; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Cremation will take place and she will be laid to rest with her husband at Arlington Park Cemetery in Rockford, Ill., at a later date.
Donations may be made in her honor to “Jerry’s Kid’s,” Muscular Dystrophy Association, P.O. Box 78960, Phoenix, Ariz., 85062, by calling 1-888-HELP-MDA, or by logging on to
Arrangements entrusted to Riverside Funeral Home of Los Lunas, 820 Main St., NE, 565-1700.  Please visit Virginia’s online guest register at

Noel Saldana Trevino
Noel Saldana Trevino, age 55, a resident of Los Lunas, passed away on Tuesday, May 1.
He was a member of Calvary Chapel Rio Grande Valley in Belen. Noel loved spending time with his grandchildren, especially his little hot rod, Andres.  Fishing was his favorite past time. He also loved taking walks with his dogs, Cody and Sasha.
Noel was preceded in death by his mother, Nancy Trevino; father, Israel; brother, Robert Trevino; grandmother, Paula Garcia; and his niece, Jenny Trevino.
He is survived by his loving wife, Valentina Trevino, of 23 years of the family home in Los Lunas; two daughters, Christine G. Alexander, and husband, Tony, of Spring, Texas, Mary Gonzales Holguin and husband, Mario, of Los Lunas; four grandchildren, Renae Nicole and husband, Chino Texta, Cordero Emile, Naomi Elizabeth, Andres Miguel; and one great-grandchild on the way;  brothers and sisters, Gilda Cardenas and husband, Raymon of Santa Barbara, Roy Trevino of Belen, David Trevino of Santa Barbara, Cruz Trevino of Santa Barbara, Sandra Houston and husband, Lynn, of Alabama, Sylvia Wells and husband, Gary, of Florida, Irma Trevino of Kansas, and Elida and Rick of Washington; many loving nieces and nephews.
Noel will be greatly missed, forever and ever in our hearts.
Services will be at Calvary Chapel Rio Grande Valley in Belen, Tuesday, May 8, beginning with the family receiving friends at 9:30 a.m., a memorial service at 10 a.m., with a reception to follow.
Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Los Lunas Chapel, 866-9992, 2211-D Main St., where an online guest register is available at