Deaths and funerals (05/16/12)


Frances T. Baca
Frances T. Baca, age 89, a resident of Los Lunas, passed away on Sunday, May 13.
She was a WWII veteran, having served as an Army medical technician at various military hospitals, caring for the injured troops returning from the European Theater. She separated from the Women’s Army Corps. at the termination of the war.
She met and married Gabriel M. Baca on his return home from the European Theater. They made their home in Los Lunas. She was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary Post 9676 in Los Lunas. She was a charter member for assisting in the organization of the ladies auxiliary.
She was one of the first business women in Los Lunas by owning and operating Frances’ Beauty Shop until the late 1960s. Upon terminating her career as a beautician, she went to work at Belen General Hospital as a nurse assistant, which later became Presbyterian Hospital in Belen. She retired from Presbyterian Hospital after many years of service.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years, Gabriel M. Baca; parents, Edumenio and Anna Mae Wilson Trujillo; and brothers, Joe, Theoduro and Tony Trujillo.
Frances is survived by her two sons, Walter Baca and wife, Theresa, and Gilbert Baca; grandchildren, Brian Baca and wife, Jennifer, Claire and husband, Paul Cieremans, Jason Baca and wife, Christy, Claudine and husband, David Sanchez; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bill and Ed Trujillo; and two sisters, Marie Rosano and Rosie Phillips. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
All services will be held at San Clemente Catholic Church, beginning with a viewing at 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 16, with a Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. A final visitation will be held at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, May 17, with a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at San Clemente Catholic Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Brian and Jason Baca, Paul Cieremans, David Sanchez, Libby Baca and Bill Phillips. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill and Ed Trujillo and Nita Crawley.
The Baca family would like to thank Nita Crawley for her loving care as a caregiver, and the Presbyterian Hospice staff assigned to Frances in her final days. We would also like to say “Thank You” to all the family and friends for their expression of love and prayers.
Sign France’s online register book at Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen.

Lisle Katherlin Borom
Lisle Katherlin Borom, LTC U.S. Army Reserves, (ret.), age 64, of Los Lunas, died at home on Saturday, April 28.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Borom and Easter Lilly Curtis Borom.
Lisle was a graduate of Roswell High School and Baylor University School of Nursing. She received a master’s degree in community health education from the University of New Mexico, Class of ’66.
In addition to her career in the U.S. Army, she served as a nurse in a variety of capacities including drug and alcohol treatment programs through the VA, Red Cross instructor training and school nurse.
A life-long animal lover, Lisle enjoyed training and showing miniature horses, as well as playing the guitar and omni-cord. She also enjoyed sports, including snow skiing, snowboarding and sailing.
She attended Peralta Memorial United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her sister, Linda (Chuck) Agar; nephews Karl (Danita) Agar and Alan (Crystal) Agar; niece Lori (Greg) Lein; numerous great nieces and nephews, and her lifelong friend and caregiver, Barbara Springer.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 19, at the Peralta Memorial United Methodist Church, with Pastors Kim Nelson and David Madara officiating.
Arrangements are being handled by the Noblin Funeral Service Los Lunas Chapel, 2211-D Main St., 866-9992, where an online guest register is available at

William J. (Bill) Van Buskirk
Died 2012
William J. (Bill) Van Buskirk, 87, formerly of Los Chavez, passed away quietly on May 9, with his wife and son at his side.
He was employed at Los Alamos National Laboratory and was a civilian participant in the construction of atomic weapons during World War II.
He was truly blessed with 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
His move to Lake Stevens, Wash., gave him the opportunity to include even more family into his life.
Bill was a loving and caring Christian husband, father and grandfather. He will be truly missed.
“A good character is the best tombstone. Those who love you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble,” said Charles H. Spurgeon. And he has.
In lieu of flowers, if you wish, please consider a donation to the American Association on Intellectual and Development Disabilities.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 26, in the chapel of  Memorial Gardens, 417 East Rodeo Dr., in Santa Fe.

Daniel McConnell
Daniel McConnell, age 56, a resident of Belen, passed away Sunday, May 13.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Louise McConnell; sons, Peter Woznick and wife, Lori, and David “Tubby” Minichello; daughters, Jennifer McConnell and Crystal McConnell; grandchildren, Damion Woznick, Ashley Woznick, Vincent Woznick, Estevan Lavato, Santiago Lavato, Sierra McConnell and Gabriel Armiso; mother-in-law, Edith Woznick; sister-in-law, Patricia Smith and husband, Stephen; brother-in-laws, Scott Woznick and wife, Theresa, Kevin, Peter, John and Billy and wife, Cindy; many nieces and nephews; and special friend, Margie Armijo.
A viewing will be held at Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel from 5 to 6 p.m., Friday, May 18.
Arrangements are being handled by the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, 418 W. Reinken Ave., 864-4448, where an online guest register is available at

Annabelle Perea
Died 2012
Annabelle Perea, age 50, a resident of Los Lunas, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 12, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born into a family of 19 siblings, 20 including herself. Annabelle was a lifelong resident of Valencia County. She was a very kind, loving and caring person, who was always willing to take anyone in.
Annabelle was never negative, and she always had a smile on her face and a joke to tell. She will be missed dearly.
Annabelle is preceded in death by her parents, Daniel and Trinnie Padilla; granddaughter, Jasmine Perea; five brothers, one sister and one nephew, Juanito Diaz.
She is survived by her son, Edward Perea; daughter, Rosanna Perea and Dominic; grandchildren, Alexis, Phillip and Samantha; three brothers, eight sisters, many loving nieces and nephews; her ex-husband, Trini Perea and special friend, Greg Perea.
A viewing for Annabelle will be held at 5 p.m., Thursday, May 17, in the chapel of Riverside Funeral Home of Los Lunas, 820 Main St. NE, followed by recitation of the Rosary at 6 p.m. Final viewing will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, May 18, at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church, 101 A North 10th St.. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12 p.m. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Riverside Funeral Home of Los Lunas, 565-1700. Please sign Annabelle’s online guest register at

Ollie “Bell” Sanchez
Ollie “Bell” Sanchez, age 51, a resident of Belen, unexpectedly passed away at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 12.
She was preceded in death by her father, Clayton Haskew. Bell is survived by her loving husband of 25 years, Charles; son, Adam and wife, Elizabeth; daughters, Tamera and Victoria; grandchildren, Adam Jr. and Joshua; mother, Esther and husband, Richard; sisters, Helen, Nancy and husband, George, and Connie and husband, Sandy; and brothers, Clayton and wife, Jane, and Billy and wife, Gloria. She is also survived by four nephews and three nieces.
A visitation will be held at Romero Funeral Home Chapel at 1:30 p.m., Friday, May 18, with a funeral service at 2 p.m. Interment will be held at a later date.
Sign Bell’s online register book at Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen.

Guy Keith Stump
Died 2012
Guy Keith Stump, age 54, of Belen, died on May 12, a beautiful Saturday evening, riding his Harley Davidson, doing what he loved most with Belle Sanchez, the woman who shared his love, heard the call of his savior, Jesus Christ and entered Heaven’s gates.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Carley and Bonnie Stump; and brothers, Rodney “Bullet” Stump and James Adams.
He leaves behind his two treasured daughters, Jacqueline Stump Lepik and husband, Mart, of Ridge, N.Y., and Cynthia Gutierrez of Belen; his beloved step-children, Ernie Gonzales of Belen and Desiree Gallegos and husband, Larry, of Los Lunas; grandchildren, Ernie Gonzales IV, Jakob Gonzales, Scotty Gonzales, Amariah Gallegos, Aislinn Gallegos, Brandon Gallegos and Aelissa Gallegos.
Even though Guy and Belle never married, their love for one another was intertwined and ran deep into the roots of their family. Guy leaves behind Belle’s children, Adam, Victoria and Tamera and their children.
Among his survivors are his many brothers and sisters. Arley Stump and his wife, Shirley, of Bosque, Sandra and her husband, Gordon Raines, of Albuquerque, Easter Warschauer of Los Lunas, Jeanne McCormack of Louisiana, Rusty Girard of Constantine, Mich., Charles Stump and his wife, Barbara, of Albuquerque, Richard Stump and his wife, Brandy, of Belen. He also leaves behind numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Guy was a talented automotive body man and mechanic. He could put a paint job on a car that would glisten in the sunlight. Guy loved his muscle cars, motorcycles and race cars.
He and Belle were members of the Belen Moose Lodge, where they would spend many hours enjoying themselves. He enjoyed playing pool or darts and visiting with relatives and friends. He had an infectious laugh, sweet smile and laughing eyes.
A celebration of Guy’s life will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, May 18, at Calvary New Harvest, 601 Main Street, Suite 50, in Los Lunas.  Immediately following will be a potluck dinner for family and friends at the church. Interment will be held at Fairview Memorial Park in Albuquerque.
Arrangements entrusted to Riverside Funeral Home of Los Lunas, 820 Main St. NE, 565-1700. Please visit Guy’s online guest register at

Clarita “Clara” Trujillo
Clarita “Clara” Trujillo, age 80, a lifelong resident of Los Chavez, passed away on Sunday, May 13.
She was born to Francisco and Petrita Garcia Sedillo, one of 11 children. Clarita married Eulalio “Eddie” Trujillo in 1947, and from that union came four children, Dolores, Janette, Deacon Manuel and Edwin.
She worked for 30 years at the Belen Schools with outstanding service.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 53 years, Eulalio “Eddie” Trujillo; grandsons, Michael and David Cordova, Jose Manuel and Matthew Z. Trujillo; and several loving brothers and sisters.
Clara is survived by her loving children, Dolores Cordova and husband, Phillip, Janette Torrez and husband, Ralph, Deacon Manuel O. Trujillo and wife, Marcelle, and Edwin Trujillo and wife, Patricia; grandchildren, Charles Torrez and wife, Lorene, Edward Torrez and wife, Andrea, John Torrez, Rafael Torrez, Christopher I. Trujillo and wife, Samantha, Nikki Boesch and husband, Stephan, Charlie Sanchez and Sara Jordan and husband, Aaron; great-grandchildren, Charlene-Kirsten, Gabrielle, Daniel, Samuel, Hailey, Nathan, Iris and Jazmyn; sisters, Eulalia Collins, Tina Oberson; and sisters-in-law, Carmen Sanchez, Cidia Trujillo, Rose Leveque. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
All services will be held at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church, on Wednesday, May 16, beginning with a viewing at 11 a.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 11:30 a.m.. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12 p.m. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Belen Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Christopher Trujillo, Charles Sanchez, Edward and John Torrez, Freddie Sanchez, Dennis Sedillo and Joseph Garcia.
Sign Clara’s online register book at Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen.

Mary Elizabeth (Davis) Walsh          
Mary Elizabeth (Davis) Walsh left this world on Thursday, May 10, surrounded by her loving family. She is now in the presence of her Lord Jesus, and will remain there for eternity.
Mary was a devout and humble Catholic, living her life in the light of the Lord. She was a shepherd to her children and asked only for a simple and giving life. She will be sorely missed and forever remembered by her family and friends.
Mary was born in New York, N.Y.,  to Lawrence and Elizabeth Davis, of Baltimore, Md., who preceded her in death. She was married to Dr. Richard A. Walsh, of New York, N.Y.
Mary is survived by her 13 children, Matthew, Peter, Bridget, John, Philip, Jane, Terrence, Regis, Norah, Dennis, Kevin, Catherine and Margaret; her brother Justin Davis, of Pittsfield, Mass.; and 53 grand and great-grandchildren.
Mary lived in New York City, and then Elyria, Ohio, before marrying  and moving back to New York City. The family moved to Silver City in 1956 when Dr. Walsh left military service at Fort Knox, Ken.
After raising her children, Mary graduated with a B.S. from Newman University, Wichita, Kan.
She went on to get a master’s degree in counseling from Wichita State in Kansas. She spent years as a job counselor and helped many young  people with traumatic brain injury  enter the working world.
Mary moved to Peralta in 1990 after having a severe illness, from which she made an incredible recovery. She most recently lived with her son, John, and his wife, Ida, of Peralta, where she was attended to by her children in her final journey. Her loving family came together, fulfilling her final wish, and her daughters lovingly helped her through her  time of need.
Mary was a servant of God. She was devoted to Our Lady, the Mother of God. She attended Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Peralta. She was a life-long contributor to Catholic charities.
Mary was a member of the Legion of Mary, the Blue Army, a eucharistic minister to the home bound, and a mother volunteer at Los Niños Children’s Home.
A Funeral  Mass will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Peralta at 10 a.m., Friday, May 25. Mass will be preceded by a Rosary at 9:30 a.m. Interment will be at the parish cemetery after the Mass.
The family would like to extend our gratitude and thanks to the ladies of Our Lady Of Guadalupe Parish for their kindness and generosity in this time of our sorrow, as well as Father Donatus for his timely attendance  in ministering to the sick.
The family would also like to acknowledge effort well beyond the call of duty from daughters Jane Hadley (Walsh) CNP,  Dr. Norah Walsh GP,  Bridget Noce (Walsh) and Mary’s daughter-in-law Ida Walsh.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to a charity of choice at the parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Peralta.