Published in Farmington Daily Times on Apr. 15, 2018
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.
1936 – 2018
Published in Farmington Daily Times on Apr. 15, 2018
Aztec, New Mexico
Jan 26, 1943 – Dec 20, 2017 (Age 74)
Published in Farmington Daily Times from Dec. 22 to Dec. 29, 2017
Meldrum (Mel) Cruz McNeely
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.
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 atwww.andersonbethany.com.
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.
Dale’s family lovingly wrote this tribute in his honor.
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.
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.
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 www.FrenchFunerals.com
FRENCH – Wyoming
7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE
David Olin Evans
July 20, 2017
Jesus saw you were getting tired and parted the heavens for your loving soul to enter. You always gave when you did not have to give. No one could ever deny that you always went that extra mile in topics that you were passionate about (Union 412 and politics that supported the Union). You always had a joke or comment to make everyone laugh. His life was his Godson/nephew, Brandon Salaz and nieces, Maria Salaz and Marisa Littleford. His other passions included fishing and the Colorado Mountains. That is where he felt most at home with nature. He loved his dogs like they were his children. He made amazing friends, George during his lifetime and those friendships made footprints on the hearts of those involved. The footprints that Dave left on families hearts will forever be felt and he will be deeply missed but never forgotten. Our memories and love that we share will hold until we meet again in Gods’ Garden.
He is survived by sisters, Lisa Salaz and her husband, Sean and their children, Brandon and Maria, and Shawn Littleford and her husband Eric, and their daughter, Marisa; brother, Phillip McDonough and his wife, Rebecca, and their children, Jacob and Ashley. He is preceded in death by Janet McDonough, Walter (Phil) McDonough, Dora Chavez, Kenneth Evans, and Pasita (Mama) Chavez.
A Memorial Service for David will be held Saturday, July 29, 2017, 2:00 p.m. at Local Union 412, 510 San Pedro Dr. SE.
Please visit our online guestbook for David at http://www.frenchfunerals.com/notices/David-Evans/guest-book
Obituary courtesy of French Funerals and Cremations. Please visit at www.frenchfunerals.com
Published in Albuquerque Journal on July 25, 2017