Prescilla Artiaga


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Prescilla Artiaga

Prescilla Artiaga, age 85, a resident of Los Lunas, passed away peacefully at her home on April 9, 2019.

She was a member of San Clemente Catholic Church. “Pres,” as she was known to her friends and family, was an assistant cook for many years for Los Lunas Schools. She loved to read, watch her novellas, go fishing and drink coffee with a sweet treat.

Above all, she loved spending time with her family. She was very proud of all her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Pres is preceded in death by her parents, Luis and Lorencita Garcia Carrillo; her brother, Pete Carrillo; her sisters, Louisa Miranda, Tiburcia (Tibbie) Luna and Pauline Carrillo.

She is survived by her husband, Clemente Artiaga; daughter, Cathy Artiaga Trei; sons, Clem Jr. (Debbie), Lawrence (Liz) and Eric; grandchildren, Amber Noel, Timothy, Teri (Chris) Marquez, Clem III, Anthony, Antoinette and Amber; great-great grandchildren, Avah, Haley, Ambre, Ezkiel, Alyiah, Mathias, Abriella, Nadia and Natasha; and many sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends.

Services were held Friday, April 12, at San Clemente Catholic Church. Interment followed at San Clemente Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Diego Luna, J.D. Luna, Yazman Luna, Clem Artiaga III, Timothy Cogis, Walter Gallegos, Anthony Marquez and Lester Lamb. Honorary pallbearers were Michael Blea, Marty Luna, Shane Luna and Gabriel Sanchez.

Please sign Prescilla’s online tribute at Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen.

Arthur “Bucky” Castillo


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Arthur “Bucky” Castillo

Arthur “Bucky” Castillo, age 71, passed away in the presence of his family on Friday, April 12, 2019.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 44 years, Antoinette (Toni) Castillo; sons, Chris and wife, Jackie, and Carlos and wife, Eileen; two grandchildren, Anthony and Sophia; sister, Juliette Castillo; mother-in-law, Evelyn Carabajal; and several nieces and nephews.

Arthur is preceded in death by parents, Fred and Margaret Castillo; and sister, Felita Medina.

As a lifelong resident of Los Lunas, Arthur graduated from Los Lunas High School in 1965. He went on to earn a BBA from New Mexico State University in 1969. Next earning his MBA in 1977 from New Mexico Highlands University.

After earning his MBA, Arthur dedicated his life to being a civil servant for over 40 years. Over those years he worked for the state of New Mexico as CFO and deputy warden, Valencia County manager, village of Los Lunas, and the Los Lunas and Belen school districts, serving as CFO and assistant superintendent.

After retiring in 1997, he became a private contractor working with various school districts around the state. He also decided to throw his hat in the ring of politics and became a Los Lunas Board of Education board member. Arthur was also a volunteer for the Los Lunas Fire Department for more than 25 years.

He was a sports lover, always seen supporting the Los Lunas Tigers and his favorite professional teams, the Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs.

Services will take place Monday, April 22, at San Clemente Catholic Church, beginning with a visitation at 8:30 a.m., a Rosary to be recited at 9:30 a.m., and a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at San Clemente Catholic Cemetery.

Urn bearers will be Anthony Castillo, Larry Abeyta and Preston Abeyta. Honorary urn bearers will be Melvin Gallegos, Ruben Chavez, Jim Hicks and Vince Peralta.

Please sign Bucky’s online tribute at Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen.

Mireya N. Martinez

Died 2019

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Mireya N. Martinez

Mireya N. Martinez, age 22, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2019.

She was a recent graduate of UNM with a Bachelor of Business degree.

She is preceded in death by her aunt, Laura Quevedo; as well as her grandfathers, Alfonso Quevedo and Jose Ramon Martinez Sr.

She is survived by her parents, Marithza and Jose Ramon Martinez; her sisters, Myriam and Mirabelle; her nephew, Elijah; her grandparents, Libby and Morgan Stoops, and Billy and Mario Armijo; Blanca Martinez; aunts, uncles, cousins, and Ruben Armijo.

Services were held on Monday, April 1, at San Clemente Catholic Church. Pallbearers were Jose Ramon Martinez, Jeffery Mowry, Connor Gabaldon, Aldo Martinez, Duane Vasquez and Sebastian Martinez. Honorary pallbearers were Jonny Armijo and Marcos Grove.

Arrangements were handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Los Lunas Chapel, 2211-D Main St., 866-9992, an online guest register is available at

Robert Saiz


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Robert Saiz

Robert Saiz, age 60, a lifelong resident of Belen, died peacefully with family at his side on Monday, April 8.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Lourdes Sais; sisters, Sally and Deanna; nephews, Jason and Mikey; and his stepmother, Barbra.

Robert is survived by his father, Dionico Sais; his children, daughter, Janeen and husband, Jason Pena, and son, Bobby; grandchildren, Isaiah, Brianna, Luis and Ethan; sisters, Beatrice and Robert Morgan, Alice and Phillip Wood, Rose and Carl, Tina and Becky; brothers, Mike and Patricia, Ramon and Michelle, Chris and Crystal; one stepbrother, and many stepsisters, nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles.

He loved his family dearly and was loyal to his many friends and customers.

Services will be held Saturday, May 4, at Romero Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be at 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and celebration of life will be at 12:30 p.m. Please join the family at Our Lady of Belen Parish Hall at 2 p.m. as we celebrate Robert’s life.

His cremains will be buried at a later date at Casa Colorada Cemetery.

Please sign Robert’s online tribute at Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen.

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