Obituary for Lloyd Doughty

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Graveside services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at Woodbine Cemetery for Loyd Rayford Doughty of Artesia.

Doughty, 73, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at his home.

Loyd was born Sept. 1, 1944, in Lovington, the son of Floyd and Gladys (Staggs) Doughty.

He was a welder and pipefitter, and owned and operated Doughty Construction. He was a member of the local 412 Union for 50 years.

Loyd enjoyed trap shooting, having coffee with his friends, computer games, following the stock market, and playing cards and board games with his family.

Survivors include daughters Deborah Lynne Lucy of Gillette, Wyo., and Jacque Naylor of Artesia; and grandchildren Joshua S. Lucy, Meghann M. Lucy and Breanne Naylor.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements are under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary. Condolences may be expressed online at

Obituary for John Henry Franklin

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1928 – 2018
John Henry Franklin, 89, passed from this life on Sunday, April 8, 2018 in Navajo Dam. John was born on July 10, 1928 to Jessie and Tommie Franklin. John, a Navy Veteran, was the youngest of 5 boys , all of whom served in WWII. He was stationed abroad the USS Millette and is a longtime member of the Local 412 and the ELKS. John loved boating and fishing in his spare time.
John is preceded in death by his parents Jessie and Tommie Franklin, Roy Cox; Twin daughters Jeannie Franklin and Janette Linck; brothers Jimmy, Edwin, Phil and Cecil Franklin.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife; Annette Franklin, daughter; Carol (David) Nelson, grandchildren; Sabrina and April Linck, Marcy (Kyle) Paterik and Ryan Nelson.
In Leu of flowers the family asks you to please make donations to a charity of your choice.
John’s care is entrusted to Alternative Choice Funeral & Cremation, 804 N. Dustin Ave., 505-325-9611. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at

Published in Farmington Daily Times on Apr. 15, 2018

Obituary for Norris Neil Whitman

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MAY 20, 1931 ~ MARCH 14, 2018 (AGE 86)

Norris was a longtime member of Local 412. He is survived by his wife Doris.

Services will be held Friday, March 23, 2018 at the Harwood Chapel.  Visitation at 10:00 AM and funeral service beginning at 11:00 AM with burial to follow at Lakeside Cemetery.  A luncheon will follow back at Harwood Chapel, 516 N. 10th, Canon City, CO 81212.

Obituary for Lee Jones

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1936 – 2018

Lee Jones, 81, of Bloomfield passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018 in Bloomfield. He was born on September 18, 1936 in Farmington. A memorial service will be held on at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at The Oasis Church, 1601 N. Dustin Ave., with David Velasquez officiating.
Lee’s care is entrusted to Alternative Choice Funeral & Cremation, 804 N. Dustin Ave., 505-325-9611.

Published in Farmington Daily Times on Apr. 15, 2018

Obituary for Richard Minor Mahan

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Aztec, New Mexico

Jan 26, 1943 – Dec 20, 2017 (Age 74)

Richard Minor Mahan, 74, of Aztec, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, at San Juan Center in Farmington. He was born Jan. 26, 1943, in Gallup. A rosary will be recited for Richard a7 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 424 N. Mesa Verde in Aztec. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Parish, 424 N. Mesa Verde in Aztec with Father David “Per” Tate as celebrant. Interment will follow at Aztec Community Cemetery, 700 Chamisa Ave. in Aztec. Richard’s care is entrusted to Cope Memorial Chapel of Aztec, 405 S. Main Ave., 505-334-9332. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at

Published in Farmington Daily Times from Dec. 22 to Dec. 29, 2017

Obituary for Meldrum McNeely

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Meldrum (Mel) Cruz McNeely
 Born May 7th, 1939 to John Cruz McNeely and Aurelia Maria (Suazo), Mel McNeely left this life peacefully, surrounded by his family, on December 28th, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, graduating from Valley High School in 1957, where he met his wife of 59 years, Rebecca (Roop), marrying in 1958. He worked 41 years as a

plumber/pipefitter in a career that took him to Michigan, Panama, Kentucky, and throughout the state of New Mexico. Mel was immensely proud of his

Hispanic/Native American heritage, and his Irish roots as well. He loved animals, often bringing home stray dogs from his jobsites that would become cherished family pets. He loved music, singing and dancing, and enjoyed playing guitar, camping, fishing, playing handball, and he traveled extensively after his retirement. He was most proud however, of his family. Devoted to and beloved by three generations, “Grumps” will be dearly missed by wife Becky;

son Marc and spouse Ann

Marie; daughter Deborah; grandchildren Matthew and spouse Alicia,

Christina and spouse

David, Michael and spouse Katie; and great-grandchildren Jared, Soren, and Madeline.

Cremation has taken place, and a memorial will be held on Saturday January 27th, 3:00 p.m., at Ballut Abyad Shrine Center, 6600 Zuni Rd. NE in Albuquerque. Those who wish to remember Mel can do so by submitting a contribution in his name to Animal Humane New Mexico.


Published in Albuquerque Journal on Jan. 14, 2018

Obituary for Dale White Sr.

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Dale White Sr, 100, passed away Friday, January 12, 2018, at his home in Roswell, NM. There will be a Graveside Service on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 11:00 AM at South Park Cemetery under the arrangements of Anderson Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory. Please take a moment to share a tribute in memory of Dale with his family in the online register

Dale was born on September 3, 1917 and celebrated 100 years, on September 3, 2017. He worked as a farmer in the Dexter area in his younger years and retired as a plumber after 60 years with Local Union 412.
He is proceeded in death by his parents, Osie Lee and Henry Alonzo White; his wife, Eudell; 2 daughters: Gale McKee and Myrna White; seven sisters and four brothers.  He is survived by two sisters: Margaret Garrett and husband, Bob, and Bobbie Gumm, and husband, Dynamite, three sons: Dale Jr and wife, Barbara, Larry and wife, Vera, Robert and wife, Wanda; five daughters: Evelyn Stanfield and husband, Charlie, Barbara Heine and husband, Fred, Lena and husband, Kelly, Carrie and husband, Brad, Zula and husband, Harold, and son in law, Lanny McKee. He had numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Kindred Hospice for their care and support.

He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Dale White Sr.

September 3, 1917 – January 12, 2018

Dale’s family lovingly wrote this tribute in his honor.

Obituary for H. Clyde Eanes

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H. Clyde Eanes, known as “Clyde” or “Papa” passed away on March 14, 2018, at the age of 73 after a brief stay at Sierra Vista Hospital in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.

Clyde is survived by his wife of 51 years, Tresha Eanes; son, James (Sharon) and daughter, Donella; 5 grandchildren: Andrea (Mae), Cameron, Danika, Zachary, and Jake; two great-grandchildren: Mayson and Aubrey.  He is also survived by his mother, Mae and siblings, Bonnie, Tommy, Clifton and Don.  Clyde is preceded in death by Leonard Montgomery and brother, Larry.

Although born in Texas, Clyde was a native New Mexican. He lived in Claunch & Roswell as a boy where he attended school. His love for the mountains and hunting lasted a lifetime, along with his preference of venison above any other delicacy except for green chili, of course.

Clyde enlisted in the United States Navy as a young man and served as a welder and pipe-fitter aboard the U.S.S. Bryce Canyon.  He and Tresha met while he was serving in the Navy in Long Beach, California and were soon married.

Following Clyde’s military service, he & Tresha lived in Arkansas and Oklahoma for a short time. However, they would call New Mexico home for the following 48 years together.  Clyde lived with his family in Roswell, Bernalillo, Moriarty, Ruidoso and finally Caballo, New Mexico.  His skills as a welder provided work for many years and all who knew him recognized Clyde as a gifted welder and artist.

A viewing will be held from 8:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.  on Monday, March 19th, at the Kirikos Funeral Home Chapel with a graveside service following at Vista Memorial Gardens Cemetery at 2:00pm.

Memorial donations in memory of Clyde can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Obituary for Michael L. Garcia

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Michael Lee Garcia, age 61, a resident of Los Lunas, passed away early Tuesday morning, Oct. 17, 2017, at home with family.

Michael leaves behind his wife of 24 years, Janna Garcia; his children, Jesse and Mariah Garcia; his parents, Jesse C and Anna Mae Garcia; his sister, Jessica (Rudy) Herrera; his brothers Cody (Trixie) Garcia, Vincent Garcia, and Phillip (Donna) Garcia; father-in-law Paris Jordan; sister-in-law Jo (Dennis) Thwaits; brothers-in-law, James (Cathy) Jordan, Jack (Jena) Jordan, and Jon (Tracy) Jordan. Michael also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Michael was a journeyman plumber/pipefitter and a loud and proud member of the Local 412 Plumber and Pipefitters Union in Albuquerque, NM.

A private service will be held at the Santa Fe National Cemetery on Thursday, October 26, 2017, followed by a celebration of his life for family and friends at the Spectators Sports Pub and Grill, 5850 Eubank NE, Alb, NM from 1:30-5p.m.

Obituary for Jose “Andy” Chavez

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Jose “Andy” Chavez, 91, beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather was called home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Mr. Chavez was a former longtime resident of Los Alamos, where he and his wife resided for 30 years before moving back to Albuquerque in 1997. Andy was born on February 28, 1926 in Albuquerque, NM. He and his wife, Celia B. Chavez, raised five children and retired from Pan Am World services in 1991. He was a proud member of Local Union 412.

He is survived by his four sons, Jake R. Chavez and wife, Pat of Albuquerque, Joseph M. Chavez and wife, Sharon of Laughlin, NV, Patrick J. Chavez and fiancée, Nancy of Espanola, Robert D. Chavez and wife, Dorothy of Albuquerque; and one daughter, Florence M. Chavez of Albuquerque. Mr. Chavez is also survived by his 16 grandchildren, Lisa, Rachel, Kelsey, Shane, Davisa, Andrew, Joesph Jr., Rodney, Jennifer, Patrick Jr., Olivia, Dennis, Matthew, Robert, Justin, and Ashley. Mr. Chavez was also blessed with 23 great-grandchildren, Aubrey, Andrew, Aidan, Alia, Amira, Alena, Alexavier, Asher, Dominik, Brooklyn, Genisis, Nickolas, Kobe, Adreya, Haley, Nicholas, Emily, Antonio, Savannah, Addyson, Brody, Alexis, Paxton, and Mckenna. He is also survived by his last living sibling, sister, Dorothy Chaves, 97, of San Mateo, CA; as well as other numerous family members. He will be dearly missed by his loving family.

A Rosary will be recited Sunday evening, October 8, 2017, 6:00 p.m., at FRENCH – Wyoming. Friends and family may visit beginning at 5:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, October 9, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 12500 Carmel Ave. NE. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Patrick Chavez Jr., Robert Mesch Jr., Justin Mesch, Lorenzo Gutierrez, Rodney Chavez, and Nicholas Gutierrez.

Please visit our online guestbook for Mr. Chavez at
FRENCH – Wyoming
7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE
(505) 823-9400