Deaths and funerals (07/17/14)

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Stella Aragon
1930-2014
Stella Aragon, age 83, a resident of Peralta, passed away on Saturday, July 12, 2014.
She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Transito Aragon; parents, Eliseo and Carolina Lucero Moya; brothers, Querino and Florintino Moya; and sisters, Eloisa Gurule, Carmen Martinez and Antonia Urias.
Stella is survived by her loving son, Marty Aragon; four grandchildren, two brothers, Claudio and Jesus Moya; and sister-in-law, Mary Moya.
All services will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church on Thursday, July 17, beginning with a visitation at 9 a.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 9:30 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Interment will be held at a later date.
Sign Stella’s online tribute at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen.

Charlie Davlin
Died 2014
Charlie Davlin, age 21, a resident of Los Lunas, passed away on Sunday, July 13.
Charlie lived life to the fullest and he had a good sense of humor. He loved fishing and was a big Dallas Cowboys fan. Most of all, Charlie was devoted to his family and friends and will be dearly missed.
He was preceded in death by an uncle, Robert Davlin.
Charlie is survived by his mother, Denise Gallegos and Melvin Thomas; father, Charles Davlin Jr.; sister, Eileen Williams; brother, Tanner Davlin;  girlfriend, Samantha Kear; grandmother, Diana Artiaga; grandparents, Charles and Dorothy Davlin; uncles, Larry Davlin, Walter Gallegos and Chris and Ymelda Gallegos; cousins, Joaquin and Carmen; Godparents, David and Petra Gallegos; many friends, loved ones, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services will be held at San Clemente Catholic Church, beginning with a viewing at 6 p.m., Thursday, July 17, followed by a vigil service at 7 p.m. with the Rosary led by Rosie Gonzales. A final viewing will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, July 18, with a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Interment will take place at San Clemente Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Jacob Pino, Gabriel Apodaca, Dominic Contreras, Juan Razo, Estevan Baca and Andoquio Lucero. Honorary pallbearers are Tiggz Sangre, Amy Vaisa, Jasmyn Barros, Amanda MacGregor, Isabella Williams, Lacey Wheeler, Melissa Avitia and Kiko Martinez.
Readers will be Petra Gallegos and Shelley Gallegos. Gifts will be presented by Eileen, Joaquin and Carmen.
Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Los Lunas Chapel, 2211-D Main St., 866-9992, where an online guest register is available at www.noblinfuneralservice.com.

Peter Kenneth Garley
1959-2014
Peter Kenneth Garley, age 54, a resident of Los Lunas, and a member of San Clemente Parish, was granted his angel wings on Friday, July 11, 2014.
His final days were spent surrounded by his loving family. Peter fought a brave and courageous battle and never gave up hope. To the very end, this gentle giant of a man kept smiling and had that contagious sparkle in his eyes.
In life, Peter’s passion was attending sports that his sons were involved in. On Friday nights, you could almost always count on finding him at the Tiger Stadium watching and cheering the Tiger team to victory. Peter was an avid Miami Dolphins fan. One of his biggest treasures in life was receiving a team football signed by the Dolphins team and receiving a phone call from one of the players. One of his last requests was that he be buried in his Dan Marino throwback jersey.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ross Garley; sister, Monica Sublett; brothers-in-law, Arlen Romero and Leroy Vaisa; and sister-in-law, Margaret Garcia.
Peter is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Martha Garley; three sons, Dominic, Derrick and Jeremy and wife, Kaytlin; mother, Dolores Garley; mother-in-law, Soila Moya; brothers, Russell and wife, Stacy, Martin, Donald and wife, Della; brother-in-law, Warren Sublett; sisters-in-law, Lillian Romero, Betty Lovato and husband, Jose, Yvonne Sanchez and husband, James; and brothers-in-law, Morris Vaisa and Roland Vaisa and wife, Rosemary. He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces.
All services were at the San Clemente Catholic Church, with a viewing and Rosary on Monday, July 14, a  Funeral Mass on Tuesday, July 15. Interment followed at Valencia Catholic Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Russell Garley, Martin Garley, Donald Garley, Morris Vaisa, Roland Vaisa, Jose Lovato, Joshua Vaisa and Salomon Baca. Honorary pallbearers were Blaine Garley, all his many loving nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces.
Our family would like to thank everyone for their love and support during Peter’s illness. The love that was shown to him and us will never be forgotten.
Sign Peter’s online tribute at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen.

Samuel L. Jordan
Died 2014
Samuel L. Jordan, age 72, a resident of Rio Rancho, passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014.
He was born in Cushing, Okla., to his parents, Sam Jordan and Letha Rossen.
“Slammin’ Sam” was a retired railroad engineer after 37 years at BNSF Railroad. He operated out of Belen, where he lived most of that time.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Colleen.
He is survived by his sister, Dorthy Cobb; his four children, Gina Workman and husband, Randy, Tammy Jordan and partner, Andrea Crespin, Seann Jordan and partner, Milissa Golob, and Danielle Jordan and partner, Robert Sanchez; his grandchildren, Ryli, Sydni and Seth Jordan, and Shaddon, Caleb, Trevor and Kolby Martinez; close life-long family friend, Neal Mitchell, of Amagasaki, Hyogo, Japan; and many, many friends and numerous family also survive him.
His love, wisdom and sense of humor will be greatly missed by all that knew him.
Gravesite services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, July 19, at Terrace Grove Cemetery, 1200 W. Aragon Road in Belen.

Edward E. Lopez
1922-2014
Edward E. Lopez, a World War II veteran, passed away at his home in Peralta on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at age 92.
He was born in Dawson, N.M., on April 19, 1922, to the late Pedro Antonio and Frances Barela Lopez. Ed worked for the United States Corp of Engineers until he was drafted into the United States Army and served in the China Burma India theatre. A graduate of the University of New Mexico, he worked for the IRS until retirement.
He has a deep love for his church and family. Up to his final days, it was a ritual to stay in touch with his only remaining sister, reminiscing and keeping alive family memories, their love and respect for the faith of their mother.
Ed loved music and gardening. He enjoyed listening to jazz and blues. His favorite instrument was the piano and, in his earlier years, he was a pianist for dance bands. He never forgot a family member’s birthday. We will always remember picking up the phone and hearing him play “Happy Birthday” on the organ.
Eddie will long be remembered for his love, his faith and respect for others as a husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother and friend. He was a loving caretaker for Emily, his wife. The way he lived his life was an inspiration to all who came to know him.
The family would like to give a special thank you to Ed’s caregiver, Rose Chavez.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Amelia Garcia, Clorinda Lucero and Lydia Lopez; brothers, Leroy, Julio and Albert Lopez.
Edward is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Emily Lopez; children, Theresa Graves and husband, Steve, Leonard Brooks, Laura Griego and Phillip and Vincent Lopez; grandchildren, Tricia Doxey and husband, Chris, Jessica Sanchez and husband, Steve, Andrea Dorman and husband, Will, Cassie Lopez and Clarence, Gabriel Griego, Vincent Lopez Jr., Lexi Griego, LeAnna Brooks and Sara Griego; and great-grandchildren, Timothy Sanchez, Robert Doxey, Matthew Doxey, Alyssa Garduno, Ethan Garduno, Orlando Sanchez, Cassidy Sanchez, Ava Dorman, Analeyah Pino and unborn, Clarence Pino Jr.; and sister, Rosie Lopez Ragni. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
All services were held at Sangre de Cristo Catholic Church in Valencia on Wednesday, July 16, with Father Jose Hernandez presiding. Interment followed at Valencia Catholic Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Timothy Sanchez, Gabriel Griego, Alan Griego, Steven Graves, Vincent Lopez Jr., and Dwayne Bercier. Honorary pallbearers were Jessica Sanchez, Orlando Sanchez, Cassidy Sanchez, Alyssa Garduno, Ethan Garduno, Ave Dorman, Sara Griego, Lexi Griego, Andrea Dorman and Cassie Lopez.
Sign Ed’s online tribute at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen.

Esquipula Martinez
1936-2014
Esquipula Martinez, age 78, a resident of Veguita, passed away on Monday, July 14, 2014.
He proudly served his country in the United States Navy.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 43 years, Grace Martinez; parents, Reymundo and Rosalia Sanchez Martinez; and sister, Isabelle Garcia.
Esquipula is survived by his loving wife of 11 years, Santos Martinez; children, Mike Martinez and wife, Patty, of Colorado, Crystal Martinez and husband, Fernando, of Veguita, Rachel Garcia, of Albuquerque, Ray Martinez, of Veguita, Regina Silva and husband, Ben, of Las Nutrias, Jose Ralph Martinez, of Texas; 22 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; and brother and sisters, Demetrio Martinez and wife, Felicita, Frank and wife, Viola, Lucipia Rael and Nick Martinez.
All services will be held at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church, beginning with a viewing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 17, with a Rosary to be recited 7 p.m. A final visitation will be held at 9 a.m., Friday, July 18, with a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m., with Father Stephen Schultz presiding. Interment will follow at Veguita Catholic Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Mike Martinez, Ben Silva, Fernando Martinez, Ralph Martinez, Phillip Garcia and Fidel Baca. Honorary pallbearers will be Eddie Garcia and Ray Martinez.
Sign Esquipula’s online tribute at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen.

Christopher Alan Montano
1989-2014
Christopher Alan Montano, age 24, a resident of Belen, passed away on Saturday, July 12, 2014.
Christopher was a very outgoing person, who made friends with anyone he came across. He enjoyed serving and being around people.
Christopher loved spending time with his great-grandma, Emelia “Gum” Montano. His family was everything to him, always making them laugh and making any situation or family functions fun.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents and many relatives.
Christopher is survived by his mother, Eugena Ramirez; step-father, Valentino Ramirez; father, Chris Montano; brothers, Gabriel, Michael and Brandon Montano; great-grandmother, Lillian Romero; grandparents, Eloy Montano, Roselynn Chavez, Joanne and Ben Baldonado, Kenny and Nora Maestas. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Pallbearers will be Gabriel, Michael and Brandon Montano, Patrick and Diego Garcia and Anthony Mora.
“He will be greatly missed by all those whose lives he touched.”
All services will be held at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church on Thursday, July 17, beginning with a viewing at 8:30 a.m., a Rosary to be recited at 9:30 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. with Father Stephen Schultz presiding. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Belen Memorial Gardens.
Sign Christopher’s online tribute at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen.

Robert E. “Bob” Noble
1927-2014
Amongst the fiery display of July 4, 2014, WWII Navy veteran Robert E. Noble (Bob), 87, passed from this world with the same bursts of light and energy that he brought to those who knew him.
Born Feb. 12, 1927, in Seattle, Wash., to Harvey and Anna Noble, the second born of seven children, Richard, Earl, Mary, Donna, Betty and Billy. Married to Doris, he was the proud father of three children, Kenneth, Carolyn and Sally.
In 1975 he married Margaret, and blessed the lives of his step-children, Robert, Janet, Carl and Susan. He also had numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Towards the end of WWII, at the young age of 16, he enlisted in the Navy. He served his county aboard several submarines, including the research sub, the USS Albacore. Upon retiring from the military, he worked for several companies as an instrument specialist until 1987.
Bob lived many years in New Mexico with his wife, Margaret, in the cities of Grants, Carlsbad and Belen. He was an active member of the Presbyterian Church and the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons for 41 years. He was twice Master of Eddie Lodge 21, a member of the Knights Templar and was an honorary grand high priest of the Royal Arch.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, July 19, at the Presbyterian Church in Belen.  Military honors and a Masonic ceremony will be held at the gravesite at Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Santa Fe at 2:15 p.m. on Monday, July 21.
He will be missed by all who knew him.
Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, 418 W. Reinken Ave., 864-4448, where an online guest register is available at www.noblinfuneralservice.com.

Robert F. Schleicher
1928-2014
Robert F. Schleicher, age 86, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014.
Services are pending.
Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, 418 W. Reinken Ave., 864-4448, where an online guest register is available at www.noblinfuneralservice.com.

Carolyn Mae Silva
1941-2014
Our precious beloved Carolyn Mae Silva was called to rest on Monday, July 14, 2014.
She was born in Rockford, Ill., and a resident of Los Lunas. Carolyn lived an honorable, beautiful life, and through her amazing faith, we are comforted knowing she’s resting with our Lord.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Julian A. Silva.
Carolyn is survived by her loving sister, Cathy Lopez; two sons, Manuel and wife, Bernadette and Anthony and wife, Terriean; four grandchildren, Andrea, Dominic, JoAnne and Julian; and one great-grandson, Julius. She is also survived by many loving family members and dear friends.
All services will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, beginning with a viewing at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 17, with a Rosary to be recited at 6 p.m. A final viewing will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 18, with a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 11 a.m. with Father Jose Hernandez presiding. Interment will follow at Valencia Catholic Cemetery.
Sign Carolyn’s online tribute at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen.

Gertrude Wolfe
1913-2014
Gertrude Wolfe, passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Belen. She was 101 years old.
She was born May 15, 1913, in Elk City, Okla., to Pleasant and Necie (Carey) Miller.
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of her life will take place at a later date. To receive information regarding this celebration, send email to hgwhgw13@gmail.com.
In lieu of flowers, please donate, in Gertrude’s name, to Friends of the Belen Public Library, 333 Becker Avenue, Belen, NM, 87002, or to your favorite organization.
Sign Gertrude’s online tribute at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen.