Obituary for Carlos Carrasco Sr.

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El Paso – Carlos Carrasco, age 99 of El Paso, Texas passed away of natural causes on the 4th of July, 2019. Carlos was born on September 13, 1919 to Jose and Carolina Elizalde and welcomed by his sister Maria Antonia. He was drafted in 1941 and served in the New Guinea Campaign where he received 1 Bronze Star, American Defense Ribbon and Good Conduct Ribbon. After returning to El Paso he met and married Isabel Juarez, who preceded him in death. He joined the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentice of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry and maintained his membership for 74 years. He is survived by his children Irma, Carlos R., Belinda Garcia (Marco) and Jesus, 7 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 1 nephew Gary O. Hawkins (Farzaneh). Last but not least is Petey his little bully that has been by his bedside until his last breath. To Margarita, who has been his caregiver for 2 years, Thank you. Visitation will be held on Wednesday July 10, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with the Vigil to begin at 7:00 p.m. at Funeraria Del Angel Central, 3839 Montana Ave. The Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday July 11, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church where he attended Sunday mass since his childhood. Interment will follow at 11:00 a.m. at Fort Bliss National Cemetery with Military Honors.

Published in El Paso Times on July 7, 2019

Celebration of Life for Garry C. Tolbert

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Garry Tolbert, 74, of Peralta, NM, passed away Friday, June 21st, 2019.

A memorial service (Celebration of Life) will be held on July 12th, 2019 at the Belen Sheriff’s Posse at 7:00p.m.

Garry was born on January 28, 1945 in Albuquerque, NM to Cecil and Jean Tolbert . He graduated from Valley High School and attended New Mexico State University. He married Sharon in 1964 and they were married for over 54 years. He worked as a pipe fitter and welder and retired in 2007 from the Local 412 Union. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, rodeos and spending time with family and friends. Garry was a very loving husband, father, son and brother.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Tolbert of Peralta; two daughters, Renee Tolbert of Albuquerque and Robbie Harter and husband Dan Harter of Amarillo, Texas; one son, Lance Tolbert and wife, Donna of Belen; five granddaughters, Kayla King of Tularosa, Bryonna Klunker of Belen, Jesse Andrews of Peralta, Karlie and Katie Harter of Amarillo and one grandson, Cody Harter. One niece, Jan Stearns Rael of Atlanta, GA and one nephew, Mike Stearns of Amarillo, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Jean Tolbert and his sister, Gayle Stearns.

The family suggests in lieu of flowers, donations in his memory be made to Horsin’ Around Therapeautic Riding Center.

Arrangements entrusted to:

Riverside Funeral Home of Los Lunas

820 Main St. NE

(505) 565-1700

Obituary for Richard J. Meagher

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Farmington – Richard James “Irish Pat” Meagher, a Veteran in the Air Force, 77, passed away peacefully March 28, 2019. Richard was born to parents Hazel and James Meagher on May 23, 1941 in Fair Haven, Vermont.

Pat was a small business owner and a boilermaker by trade. He traveled to different construction sites across the country including building the Alaska Pipeline. He was an avid fan of the Chicago Bears and enjoyed boating and fishing in his spare time. He was a lifelong member of the “Idle Hour Club” in New York.

Pat is preceded in death by his parents; Hazel and James Meagher, son; Paul Meagher, daughter; Jamie Meagher and sister; Kathleen Dierberger.

He is survived by his loving wife Amy Massirio, step-son; Eric Leef, daughter; Shannon (Pedro) Hernandez, step-daughter; Elizabeth Leef and grandchild; Alex Hernandez.

Richard’s care is entrusted to Alternative Choice Funeral & Cremation 804 N Dustin Ave. Farmington, Nm 87401 (505)-325-9611

Published in Farmington Daily Times on Apr. 7, 2019

Obituary for James M. Beaty

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James M. Beaty, age 82, a resident of Belen, passed away from COPD at the Veterans Hospital, on Saturday, February 2, 2019. He sold his farm in Indiana to move to New Mexico for a family member with asthma. James was born to the late Warren and Anne Beaty, his mother was from Ireland. He served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. James belonged to Local 412 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union. He wore many hats; James farmed, was a racehorse owner and a welder. A very special thank you to the wonderful staff at the Veterans Hospital. He was treated with knowledge, experience, kindness and true consideration as a veteran.

James is preceded in death by his parents, Warren and Anne; and son Patrick Lee in 1998.

He is survived by his wife, Eileen Beaty; son, Jason (Melissa); daughter, Cynthia; son, Mike (Cindy); son, Patrick Alex; grandchildren, Hadley, Candy, Niko, Jenn, Mikie, Sara, and Zaelynn; brother, John; sister, Carmen of Minnesota; favorite nephew, Kevin and good friend, Bud Larsen. He is also survived by numerous relatives back east.

Per James’s request, cremation has taken place with a Private family service. In his memory, you can donate to Valencia County Animal Shelter, 1209 NM-314, Los Lunas, NM 87031.

Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service at Belen Chapel, 418 W Reinken Ave., (505) 864-4448.


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Noblin Funeral Service

418 W Reinken Ave

Belen, NM 87002

(505) 864-4448


Obituary for Jose A. Santistevan

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Jose Santistevan was called home by his Lord and Savior to his eternal resting place on December 12, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Fort Collins, CO to Ricardo and Silveria Santistevan.

He is preceded in death by his parents; Mary, his beautiful wife of 57 years; and his two sons, Lawrence and Richard.

He is survived by his daughters, Louis Clayton, Nancy (Pete) Perez, Theresa Santistevan, Veronica (Pete) Duran, Victoria (Michael) Otero, Gloria Santistevan, and Valerie Thurman. Numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and many niece and nephews. He has also left behind his loyalty fur baby, Cujo.

He was a member of Local Union 412 for 66 years as a plumber/pipefitter. He loved traveling around the country, camping, and his favorite pastime was fishing.

We extend our sincerest gratitude to the Heritage Hospice staff.

Services celebrating his life will be held Friday. A Rosary will recited Friday, December 21, 2018, 9:30 a.m., followed by Mass at 10:00 a.m., both at Thomas Aquinas Newman Center, 1815 Las Lomas Rd NE. Interment will take place at 11:30 a.m. at Gateway of Heaven Cemetery.

Published on FRENCH Funerals website:

FRENCH – Wyoming

7121 Wyoming Blvd NE

Albuquerque, NM 87109

(505) 823-9400

Obituary for James W. Costello

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James W. Costello, 80, died peacefully at home on December 9, 2018. He was born in Cresco, Iowa on September 8, 1938. He is preceded in death by his wife Wanda Costello, mother Anna Arnes-Costello, father Bernard Costello, brothers John and Bernard Jr. Costello, brother-in-law Norman Melver.

James belonged to Holy Trinity Church in Flora Vista, NM. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, miner and outdoors man. He belonged to a classic car group and four corners mining association. He spent the last few years restoring a 1956 Ford truck which kept him busy and young. He was a Godly man and loved his family. James is survived by his sister Eileen Melver, her children Debra, Dalynn and David and families, sister-in-law Marlene Costello and family, Brother-in-law Roger Coburn and family. Son- Michael W. Costello, wife Julianne Costello, children Stephanie Costello-Racine, husband Kyle, and son Austin James Racine, Stacey Costello, Joshua Costello. Daughter- Joanna Sherwood, husband Harry Sherwood, children Ashley, Steven, Tommy Sherwood. Daughter- Cheryl Rudder, husband Danny Rudder, children Casey Rudder and Shasta LePlatt and families.

James our father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, friend you will be missed and always remembered.

Services will be held Monday at 10 am Holy Trinity Church 42 Road 3520 Flora Vista.

Instead of flowers, he would want you to donate to your favorite charity.

Obituary for Eddie Sosaya Sr.

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Edward Joseph Sosaya Sr. (“Eddie” to his friends, “GaGa” to his family), our wonderful and loving patriarch passed away at home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at the age of 85. Eddie was born in Santa Fe, NM on August 8, 1933. He graduated from Santa Fe High School as a 3-sport letterman. Eddie was a Korean War Veteran serving as a Pipefitter for the United States Navy aboard the USS Shoveler. He went onto becoming a master plumber, business owner, San Juan Democratic County Chair, civil servant with the State of New Mexico Small Business Division and was elected into the NM Democrat Hall of Fame. In spite of his many professional accomplishments, Eddie was best known for being a proud and beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Lucy Sosaya; his children, Patti Guthart (Tom), Eddie Sosaya Jr. (Cindy), Melanie Watkins (Todd); grandchildren, Amy Sosaya, Daniel Sosaya (Jamie), Chris Guthart, Cara Guthart, Ryan Watkins (Amber) and Olivia Holbrook (Brent); great-grandchildren, Isabel and Ian Gonzales, Garrett and Skyler Sosaya, Emmy and Kendall Watkins, Madelyn and Harper Holbrook; brothers, Jimmy and Raymond Sosaya. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Sr. and Ida Sosaya; brothers, Frank Jr., Manny and Bobby and sisters, Helen and Dolores. Eddie was a political historian who enjoyed spending time with his family by fishing, camping, golfing, watching Notre Dame football and attending UNM football games, but most of all Eddie enjoyed having family get togethers as we all feasted on Lucy’s delicious New Mexican food. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at FRENCH – Westside. A Mass will be held on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 5712 Paradise Blvd. NW Albuquerque, NM. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery beginning at 1:30 p.m. Pallbearers are Eddie Sosaya Jr., Tom Guthart, Todd Watkins, Daniel Sosaya, Ryan Watkins and Chris Guthart. Honorary Pallbearers are Brent Holbrook, Ian Gonzales, Mike Gonzales, Eric Childers, Rick Laemmle and David King. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association at 10900-B Stonelake Blvd Suite 320, Austin, TX 78759 or visiting Please visit French Funeral’s guest book for Eddie at:

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Dec. 9, 2018

Obituary for Bill E. Brasell

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Bill E. Brasell died of natural causes on November 16, 2018 in Roswell, NM with his daughters, Tracy Byrd and Carla Lamb, both from Albuquerque, NM by his side. He was 93, born in 1925 in Crosbyton, TX; one of eight children to John and Lottie Brasell. He is survived by his Brother, Wayne Brasell and Sister, Nita both from Lubbock, TX, as well as his daughters and six grandchildren. His Brothers, Rex Brasell and Leland Brasell also deceased were U.A. Local Union No. 412 Members. His grandsons, Matt and Joshua were also U.A. Local Union No. 412 Members. His great-grandson, Prentice Jones is currently enrolled in the Apprenticeship Program at U.A. Local Union No. 412. Bill was a Communications Specialist on the USS MT Olympus during WWII in the Pacific Theater.