Judith Madine Farrow


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Judith Madine Farrow

Judith Madine Farrow, of Bosque, went to heaven on Saturday, July 13, 2019, in Albuquerque, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born March 2, 1940, in Portales, and graduated from Portales High School in 1957. Judy loved the Lord, her family, painting, and every person she met. She was an accomplished artist and had an uncommon quest for knowledge.

Judy retired from Gurley Motor Company in 1986 where she worked as an executive secretary for 20 years. As a devoted member of her church, Judy taught the adult Sunday school class for more than 20 years.

She won several awards for her artwork. Judy saw beauty in every sunset and in all of God’s creation.

Judith was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Ann Stratton; and grandson, Robert Martinez Jr.

She is survived by Richard Farrow, her loving husband of 61 years; sisters, Jean Stratton and Sue Watkins; son, Jeff Farrow (Cheryl); daughter, Cindy Newberry (Brett); granddaughter, Heather Martinez; grandsons, Benjamin Farrow and Lucas Farrow; and four great-grandchildren.

Services were held to celebrate her life at the First Assembly of God on Wednesday, July 17.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Judy’s beloved church, Belen First Assembly of God, PO Box 108, Belen, N.M., 87002.

Arrangements were 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 noblin.com.

Clarence B. Gabaldon

Died 2019

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Clarence B. Gabaldon

Clarence B. Gabaldon, a resident of Belen, passed away on July 15, 2019.

He was a member of Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church. Clarence loved to restore cars, spending time at the casino, traveling and camping with family.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Edwardo Gabaldon and Leandra Silva; sister, Dolores Gabaldon; brothers, Edward, Lolo, Ruben, Nestor, Bernard, Ben, Jerry and Donicio Gabaldon.

Clarence is survived by his sisters, Gloria (Richard) Sanchez, Judy (John) Barba and Adela (Adrian) Gonzales; brothers, Charles (Cindy) Barhan and Leo Gabaldon; and many loving nieces and nephews.

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

Ray Luna


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Ray Luna

Ray Luna ascended into heaven at 1:30 p.m., on Sunday, July 7, 2019. He succumbed to his year-and-a-half long battle with lung cancer.

Ray was a strong, courageous, talented, humorous, tender-hearted individual, whose resilience in life was extraordinary. He was born in San Jose, Calif., on Nov. 14, 1960, and moved to Belen in 1972.

Ray was an amazing, talented artist, who learned his craft at the young age of 13. His passion for painting cars was his pride and joy over his lifetime. Ray was also well known for his amazing paintings on diesel trucks and small air crafts, but it was his incredible unique custom designs that he was best known for.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 30 years, Diane Sanchez; his two darling daughters, Lorraine Lindbloom and Joanna Luna; mother, Sarah Luna; father, Raymond Luna; and his siblings, Mateo Luna, Samuel Luna, Jennifer Reese, Jonathon Rose, Kelly Rose and Fidel Luna. Ray is also survived by several cousins, nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, and four beautiful grandchildren, Jayden, Lauren, Sophia and Gianna Lindbloom.

There will not be a public viewing and all prayers are appreciated.

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 noblin.com.

Baby Ayla Grace Méndez

July 9, 2019

Baby Ayla Grace Méndez, a resident of Los Lunas, was born sleeping on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at Lovelace Woman’s Hospital. Our lives were touched by her struggle to be here.

She was the beloved first daughter of Nicholas and Amanda Méndez; and sister to Luke; granddaughter of Leroy and Cathy Casaus, Sherleen Méndez and Bobby Olguin, and Miguel Méndez and Barbara Garcia; niece of Elias Casaus, Michael, Heather, Isaac and Macayla Méndez; and cousin to Elena Méndez.

Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we prepare for her funeral and come to terms with our lives here without her.

All services were held at Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel on July 10. Interment followed at Tomé Catholic Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, 418 W. Reinken Ave., 864-4448.

Charles E. “Chuck” “Charlie” Ratliff


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Charles E. “Chuck” “Charlie” Ratliff

Charles E. “Chuck” “Charlie” Ratliff, 75, passed away on July 8, 2019.

He was a longtime resident of Peralta. He was a loving and cherished husband, father, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-uncle.

He loved photography, developing his own black and white film, taking pictures at Bosque Farms rodeos, Junior Miss pageants and everywhere he went.

His hobbies were gardening, building and making all sorts of items, cruising with his wife and taking care of his property. He loved to tell stories and making everyone around him laugh.

He will be missed by so many people. He seemed to touch everyone’s heart that he met. He had many friends. He never met a stranger. He was a bookkeeper, mechanic and could do anything he put his mind to doing.

Charles is preceded by his father, Samuel Paul Ratliff; mother, Thelma (Droll) Ratliff; and sister, Judith Anne (Kuelbs) Ratliff.

He is survived by his loving wife, Linda Marie Tibbetts; sister, Rosemary Meyerhein and her husband, Ralph Earl; nephew, Richard Loren Meyerhein and wife, Yvonne; niece, Mary Katherine Patten and husband, Bob; nephew, Stephen Eric Meyerhein and wife, Sandy; niece, Deanna Lynn Richardson and spouse, Chris Edwards; son, George Robert Morrison; and had many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He is to be cremated. Service will be announced at a later date.

Please make donations to cancer research in lieu flowers.

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 noblin.com.

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