Obituary for LeRoy A. Ortiz

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LeRoy A. Ortiz, age 83, a lifetime resident of Albuquerque, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, July 26, 2018. He is survived by his son, Freddie Ortiz and wife, Penni of Farmington, NM; daughters, Ann Arguello and husband, Leslie of Raton, NM, Joyce Boeck and husband, Dennis of Garland, TX, and Annette Ortiz of Albuquerque; brothers, Bob Ortiz and wife McGee of Farmington, NM, and Rudy Ortiz of Barstow, CA; sister, Gloria Ortiz of Pueblo West, CO; numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and many friends. LeRoy was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Pat of 62 years; son, Mark Ortiz; and grandsons, Joshua Vargas and Aaron Ortiz; parents, Fred O. and Zalma Ortiz; sister, Joan Cornay; and brother, Vernon Wallace. LeRoy was a member and trustee of Local 412 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union for sixty years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. LeRoy was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. A Rosary will be recited Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 8:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 a.m. at The Shrine of St. Bernadette, 11401 Indian School Road NE. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, 924 Menual Blvd. NE with a reception to follow at FRENCH – Lomas Reception Center. Please visit our online guest book for LeRoy at

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Obituary for Gilberto “Gil” Ulibarri

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GILBERTO GIL ULIBARRI Gilberto “Gil” Ulibarri, 80, passed peacefully at home with his family by his side on Sunday, May 27, 2018. He was born on College Street in Santa Fe to Carmelita Jacquez Ulibarri and Eulogio F. Ulibarri. He is predeceased by his parents, his brothers: Toby, Leo, Jake, Carlos; sister: Jean Lopez; his first wife, Angie Mares Ulibarri and infant twin granddaughters: Jacinta and Andrea. He is survived by his wife Charlene Maes and step-daughter Jessica Johnson; sons: Toke Ulibarri and wife Diane; Jeff Ulibarri and wife Angela; daughters: Lucretia Ulibarri-Romero and husband Robert; and Cindee Ulibarri. Beloved grandchildren: Lucia, Leandra, Linnea, Kassidi, Devyn, Tanner, Angeleah, Brody, Daisy and great-grandchildren: Emilio and Xariah. He is also survived by his sister: Emma Roybal, sister-in-law Connie Ulibarri and in-laws: Rachel and Carlos Maes, Lawrence, George and Anita Maes. He was loved by many nieces and nephews. “Uga” graduated from St. Michael’s High School in 1956. He volunteered for military service by joining the U.S. Army in 1961 and was assigned to Honor Guard Duty at Arlington, VA. He was honorably discharged in 1964. He successfully owned and operated City and Country Plumbing & Heating for over 25 years in Santa Fe. He worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory and was a proud member of UA Local 412 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union. He volunteered at Guadalupe Parish in the Soup Kitchen. Gil enjoyed spending time at his ranch in Gallina, New Mexico (God’s Country) where he took great pleasure in watching the eagles soar above him. He loved his family greatly and will be deeply missed but never forgotten. He left a lasting impression on anyone who had the good fortune of meeting him. Services are scheduled for Tues., June 5 at 7pm where a Rosary will be recited by Deacon Martin Gallegos at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church on Osage Avenue. The Funeral Mass will be held Wed., June 6 at 11am at St. Anne’s Catholic Church on Hickox Street with Fr. Larry Brito presiding. Burial will follow at the National Cemetery at 12:45pm. A reception will immediately follow in the St. Anne’s Parish Hall. Rivera Family Funeral Home 417 East Rodeo Road Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505 Phone: (505)989-7032 Fax: (505)820-0435

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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican from June 3 to June 5, 2018

Obituary for John “Bud” Benton

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1930 – 2018
It is with great sadness that the family of John (Bud) Benton, loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather and grandfather, passed away on April 9th, 2018 at the age of 87 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 63 years, Margie Benton, his daughter Julie Beth Moore her husband Johnny Moore, daughter Brenda Nebhan, grandchildren, Kelley Meinhardt (Christian), John Malins, Shawn Ross, Cory Ross and great grandchildren, Makayla Malins, Benjamin Meinhardt, Xzavier Malins, Thea Meinhardt.
Bud was born October 12, 1930 in Bakersville, Texas to John Albert Benton and Katie Bingham. He graduated from Sunset High School. He married the love of his life, Margie Lea Barnes on February 25th 1955. After moving to Las Cruces, Bud began working as a pipe fitter welder and was a member of Local 412 and later began his own business, Bud’s Welding until he retired. Bud took great pride in his welding and fly fishing skills. He served honorable in the United States Air Force as an Apprentice Weapons Mechanic during the Korean War. Some of the greatest joys in his life were teaching his welding skills and spending time with his precious grandchildren and great children. He was always there to help those in need and will always be in our hearts.
Bud was preceded in death by his two older sisters, and son-in-law, Kenneth Nebhan. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Loves leaves memories no one can steal.
A Visitation is scheduled from 5 pm to 7 pm, Friday, April 13, 2018 at Getz Funeral Home Chapel, 1410 E. Bowman Avenue Las Cruces, NM. Funeral services will be held at 1 PM, Monday, April 16, 2018 at Getz Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 5140 West Picacho Las Cruces, NM.
Serving as pallbearers will be, Greg Moran, Patrick Halvorson, Butch Parisi, Richard Meyers, Gerry Drake, and Gene Pettit. Honorary pallbearers will be, Arthur Johnson, Pete Bauer, Christian Meinhardt, Mike McElroy and Ken Nebhan.
Special thanks to his Ambercare Hospice nurse, Caroline whose love and compassion eased his journey. Caroline you will have jewels in your crown. His home health aide, Josie thank you for always treating him with the respect and care he deserve. All the nurses at the Memorial Cancer Center, our special thanks to Lourdes and Laura who made always put a smile on his face.
Arrangements are with Getz Funeral Home 1410 E. Bowman Ave., Las Cruces NM 88001. Please visit
to sign the local online guest book.

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Apr. 12, 2018

Obituary for Mark Parras

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January 15, 1975 – April 06, 2018


On Friday, April 6th Mark Parras, husband, father, grandpa(papa), brother and uncle, went home to be with the Lord. Mark will be remembered forever by his wife and best friend Julie, his girls, Julianna Duran(Gabriel Salcido), Reyna and Marisol, his grandchildren Bubba, Elario, Anneliese and Mateo, his mom Lydia Parras(Hector DeLuna) his sister Flory Rivera(Jimmy Rivera), his brothers Chris Parras Jr.(Dina) and Robert Parras(Virginia) and his mother in law Deborah Serna. Mark will forever be missed by his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Cristobal Parras, Sr., his maternal grandparents Apa Julio and Ama Grande Reyna and paternal grandparents Regino and Sofia Parras.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, April 12th at 1:00 pm, followed by a prayer service at Newsoul Church, 7311 Glenrio Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87121.

After the services his family will be taking Mark home to his final resting place in Bishop, Texas.

Thursday, April 12, 2018
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Albquerque, New Mexico 87121

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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