Saturday, January 17, 2004

Deaths and Funerals

Barbara Bachar

Barbara Bachar, a beautiful lady and a hero to all who knew her, passed away on Friday, Jan. 16, at home in the care of her loving family. For almost 10 years, she battled lung disease. She was 67 and a resident of Belen. Barbara's brave heart will be sorely missed. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Grace Canham.

Barbara is survived by her husband of 45 years, Jim Bachar, and leaves behind two sons, Richard Bachar and his wife, Bonnie, and Steven Bachar; a daughter, Debbie, and her husband, Kelly Kelso; she is loved by two brothers, John Canham and his wife, Fran, and Steve Canham and his wife, Kathy. She was "Nan" to her grandchildren, Jamie and her husband, Bud, Christy and her husband, Karl, Melissa and her husband, Anthony, Cory, Jimmy, Kassie and Kimmie; and great-grandchildren, Andrew, Kadin, Dylan, Alexander and Sierra.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, Jan. 19, at Sunset Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Richard, Steven and Jimmy Bachar, Kelly Kelso and Karl Culler. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen.

Lila Gardner-Trujillo

Lila Gardner-Trujillo, age 57, a resident of Veguita, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 8. She was born in Charleston, Miss. Lila was preceded in death by her parents, Loma MaeVanHuffel-Tedford and George Harold Tedford.

She is survived by her husband of nine years, Joe Trujillo; and four children: daughters Shanna and her husband, Vernon Parker, and Donita and her husband, Ray Pena, of Veguita, and sons Johnny and his wife, Kim Gardner, of Tomé and Tony Gardner of Veguita; two brothers, Tom Tedford of Belen and Paul Tedford and his wife, Terri, of Keystone, S.D.; two sisters, Pat and her husband, Jimmy Don Keeney, of Edmond, Okla., and Edna Trujillo of Los Chavez; many loving grandchildren; one great-grandson; many nieces and nephews; and good friends Don and Karyl Gardner, as well as many other special friends.

A funeral service was held on Sunday, Jan. 11, at the Romero Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed at Sandia Memory Gardens Cemetery in Albuquerque. Romero Funeral Home.

Alice Hicks Hagewood

Alice Hicks Hagewood, 81, of Louisville, Ky., and longtime resident of Belen, died on Tuesday, Jan. 13. Alice was a native of Dadeville, Ala., and lived in Belen from 1928 to 1944.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Sam Hicks, who was killed in 1944 while flying missions for the 8th Air Force out of England. She was a member of Middletown Methodist Church of Louisville.

She is survived by her husband, Paul Hagewood, and her daughter, Patti Hagewood.

Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 16, at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road, Louisville, Ky., with burial in Cave Hill Cemetery.

Alice's parents, Gordon and Ruth Hicks, owned and operated the old Central Theater for 12 years. It was located on the site of the present Hub Furniture Company, 204 N. Main in Belen.

Jose B. Olguin

Jose B. Olguin, age 82, passed away at the Veterans Medical Center on Friday, Jan. 16. He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Reyna Olguin; and his brothers, Jimmie, Adelino and Alfred Olguin.

He is survived by his brother, Ernest B. Olguin and wife, Bernice; sister, Mary O. Garcia and husband, Gilbert; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who loved and will miss him.

A memorial service will be held in the Chapel of Direct Funeral Services at 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19. Burial will be held at Santa Fe National Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 Fourth St. N.W., Albuquerque.

Nemecio Euesbio Quintana

Nemecio Euesbio Quintana, a resident of Bosque Farms, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 13. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Peralta.

He was an old-time cowboy who was born in Trujillo, N.M., just outside of Las Vegas. He worked for the Bell Ranch near Conchas Damn for 25 years. Nemecio married Antonia U. Romero Quintana of Las Vegas, N.M., on Aug. 27, 1955. After leaving the ranch, they settled in Bosque Farms for the remainder of their lives. He also worked construction all up and down the Rio Grande Valley after moving to the area.

He was preceded in death by is wife, Antonia "Toni" Quintana, in 1989; his mother, Isabel Quintana, in 1981; and his brother, Joe Quintana, in 2003.

Nemecio is survived by his two loving children, Consuelo "Connie" and her husband, Ruben Lee Garcia, of Socorro, and Edward "Eddie" Quintana of Los Lunas; five grandchildren, Ruben Lee Jr., Antoinette Lee and Donna Lee Garcia and Kristi and Antonio Quintana; his father, Euesbio Quintana of Pueblo, Colo.; and one sister, Emma Romero of Pueblo, Colo. He is also survived by his loving nieces and nephews.

A viewing was held on Thursday, Jan. 15, Romero Funeral Home, followed by a rosary. A funeral Mass was celebrated at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Peralta on Friday, Jan. 16. Interment followed at the Valencia Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers were Nemecio's relatives and friends. Romero Funeral Home.

Cecilia "CiCi" Valencia-Ortega

Cecilia "CiCi" Valencia-Ortega, age 31, a resident of Las Vegas, N.M., and a former resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 15, at the Northeastern Regional Hospital.

She was born on Feb. 29, 1972, in Albuquerque to Joseph Lucero and Annabelle Valencia. She was united in marriage in Las Vegas, N.M., on Sept. 22, 1997, to Manuel Ortega.

She owned and operated CiCi's Child Care Center in Las Vegas, N.M. She also worked as an inventory clerk at Hacienda. She loved working with children and enjoyed going on long rides. She helped coach baseball Little League. A lifelong Catholic, she attended Our Lady of Sorrows Church. She also served as a catechist at Our Lady of Sorrows Church.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Samantha Chavez.

She is survived by her husband, Manuel Ortega of Las Vegas, N.M.; her mother, Annabelle Valencia of Los Lunas; her father, Joseph Lucero of Albuquerque; a daughter, Delilah Chavez; sons, John Julian Chavez and Ozzy Chavez; brothers, Johnatan Lucero and wife, Renee, of Albuquerque, and Jacob Romero and girlfriend, Antoinette; sisters, Yvette Roybal and husband, Freddie, Cindy Lucero and husband, Gilbert, and Miranda Valencia and fiance, Robert, all of Los Lunas; nieces and nephews, Johnatan Jr., Namira, Nathan, Brittany, Savanah, Dominic, Dennis, Melanie, Destiny, Kayla, Kyle, Austin, Danielle, Angelica and Lawrence; father-in-law, Enrique Ortega, and mother-in-law, Adela Anaya, both of Las Vegas, N.M.; sisters-in-law, Frances Trujillo of Las Vegas, Maria Ortega and Irene Ortega and boyfriend, Albert, of Albuquerque; a brother-in-law, Joe Ortega and wife, Olga, of Albuquerque; close friends, Catarino Gutierrez and Dana Garcia, both of Las Vegas; and numerous aunts, uncles, other relatives, godchildren and many friends.

Rosary devotional services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Funeral services will be conducted at 9 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 19, at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, with Father C. John Brasher as celebrant. Interment will follow at the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Las Vegas with casket bearers Johnatan Lucero, Jay Romero, Ozzy Chavez, John Julian Chavez, Freddie Roybal and Lawrence Trujillo.

Visitation will be all day on Sunday, where family and friends may call. Arrangements by Rogers Mortuary, Las Vegas, N.M.

Marion Worley Zips

Marion Worley Zips, 84, formerly of Belen, passed away quietly on Monday, Jan. 12, in Abilene, Texas. Ms. Zips was born and raised in Whitney, Texas. She made her home in Leuders, Texas, in 1957. She lived in Fort Stockton, Texas, for several years. She then lived in Abilene before she moved to Belen to live near her son, Ron Worley. She then returned to Abilene to live near her son, Pete Worley. Ms. Zips had previously spent much of her time traveling to visit family.

Survivors include four sons, Ronnie Worley and his wife, Mary, of Belen, Jim Worley and his wife, Eva, of Fort Worth, Texas, Pete Worley and his wife, Letitia, of Abilene, and Victor Worley of Navasota, Texas; two daughters, Phyllis Ann Barr and her husband, Howard, of Apache, Okla., and Aniece "Aggie" Oldfield of Belen; 29 grandchildren, some of whom are Jim Worley, Teres Carder and Sally Orrosco of Belen-Los Lunas, Susan O'Hare of Rio Rancho, Mary Beth Worley of Las Cruces and Danny Worley of Merrillville, Ind.; 35 great-grandchildren, some of whom are JJ, Michael and Charles Sinclair of Los Lunas, Alicia Montano and Adain Orrosco of Belen, Sheamus, Ryan and Kiren O'Hare of Rio Rancho; six great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Kenneth Petty of Lake Worth, Texas; three sisters, Margaret Dodgen of Stamford, Texas, Wandeen Glenn of Fort Stockton, Texas, Gay Nell Hamm of Fort Stockton; two step-sons, Pete Zips of Anson and Bill Zips; and one step-daughter, Marilyn Beall of Abilene. She was preceded in death by Jesse Worley and EW Zips; granddaughter, Kathy Worley; grandson, Scott Jamar; and two daughters-in-law, Mary Fern Worley and Cindy Worley.

Services were held Wednesday, Jan. 14, at North's Memorial Chapel, Abilene, Texas. Burial was at Ft. Phantom Cemetery with Don Cauble officiating.

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