Deaths and funerals (07/18/13)


Ann Murdoch

Ann Murdoch, age 85, a resident of Los Lunas, went Home to be with Christ her Savior on Saturday, July 13.
She was born on Oct. 3, 1927, in Fresno, Calif. Ann moved to Los Lunas in 2010 from her hometown in California to live with her son, Kevin Murdoch, daughter-in-law, Laura, and her five grandsons, Kyle, Jake, Nathanael, RJ and Josiah Murdoch.
Ann was greatly loved by everyone who knew her. She made friends instantly, encouraged them and made them laugh. She was a faithful member of True Light Baptist Church and loved her church family very much. Ann deeply loved her Lord. She prayed each day and read the Scriptures for strength and comfort.
She will be missed, but will be seen again in Glory.
Ann is survived by her older sister, Dorothy Quick; and was preceded in death by her younger sister, Marian Dyer.
Services will be held at True Light Baptist Church in Los Lunas, beginning with a visitation at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, July 18, followed by a celebration of Ann’s life at 10 a.m. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Park at 1:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations to help the family cover expenses of services may be sent to True Light Baptist Church, 407 N.M. 314 NW, Los Lunas, N.M., 87031.
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

Shirley Kay Perea

Shirley Kay Perea, age 72, a resident of Belen, passed away on Monday, July 15.
She was a born-again Christian from Church of Christ.
Shirley is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Allen Perea; one son, Ruben Perea and wife, Theresa; six stepchildren, Freddie Perea and wife, Betty, Roy Perea, Gilbert Perea, Eddie Perea, Vivian Garcia and husband, Miguel, Janice Thomas and husband, Joe; 14 grandchildren; sister, Niki and husband, Mike.
A graveside service was held at Terrace Grove Cemetery in Belen on Wednesday, July 17.
Sign Shirley’s online register book at Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen.

Anthony Ross Romero

Anthony Ross Romero, age 52, a resident of Los Lunas, passed away on Wednesday, July 10.
Anthony is survived by his wife, Laura Romero; children, Ross, Antonette, Paul Anthony, Shauna, Maddie, Briana, Ashley, Nathan, Natasha, Deandra, Sara, Amanda and Jason; parents, Presciliano and Nancy Romero; grandmother, Antonia Garcia; five sisters, Christine Perea and husband, Richard, Patricia Cabrera and husband, Frederico, Yolanda Perea, Ruby McEachern and husband, Robert, and Prescilla Romero; and 13 grandchildren.
The family would like to thank everyone for all your kindness, friendship and most of all your prayers.
A funeral service was held at Calvary Chapel New Harvest Christian Fellowship in Los Lunas on Tuesday, July 16.
Sign Anthony’s online register book at Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen.

Carlos V. Vigil

Carlos V. Vigil, 17, returned home to our Heavenly Father on Tuesday, July 16.
He enhanced and saved the lives of countless people by loving, smiling and simply walking in a room. He was kind and generous, even in his passing by donating his organs.
He was on the board of directors for NMX Sports/Warehouse 508 and served as the president of the Youth Creative Crew. He was the Freshman Class president at Los Lunas High School in 2011, lettered at Valley High School in Youth in Government and Mock Trial.
He served as the New Mexico youth secretary of homeland security and recently proposed an anti-bullying law at the YMCA conference on National Affairs in North Carolina.
He was a proud Republican and enjoyed reading books written by James Patterson, loved music, dancing and making people feel beautiful.
Carlos was surrounded and loved by his family, father Ray R. Vigil; mother, Jacqueline Vigil; brothers, Vincent T.M. Vigil and Ray R. Vigil Jr.; niece, Amiana Vigil; grandparents Manuel and Dolores Marquez; grandmother, Carol Ladmirault; grandfather, Ray Vigil and wife, Mae Vigil; great-grandparents, Emma Baca and Eppie Baca; great-great-grandmother, Lola Torres; aunt, Monica Marquez; and uncle, Robert Pino; cousins, Isaiah, Robert and Rico; aunt, Renay and uncle, David Foreman; cousins, Hunter, Kindred, Gypsy and Jubilee; aunt, Ashley Vigil; and by many great aunts, uncles and cousins.
Carlos will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Pallbearers will be Ray Vigil Jr., Anthony (AJ) Baca, Hunter Foreman, Nicolas Lopez, DJ Heyborne and Jalen Chavez.
He will lay in repose at 6 p.m., Friday, July 19, followed by a Rosary at 7 p.m. at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, 1400 Arenal Road SW, Albuquerque. Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m., Saturday, July 20, at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, followed by a memorial service to be announced at the Mass.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been set up at U.S. New Mexico FCU, or donations can be sent to support NMX Sports/W508
Carlos only wanted to be accepted by others, when he only needed to accept himself
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