Tue. Dec 1st, 2020

OBITUARIES FROM NOVEMBER 14- 20TH

Rodolfo Quiroga

Rodolfo Quiroga, age 84, of Farwell, Texas died Saturday, November 14, 2020 in Lubbock, Texas. He was born July 5, 1936 in Lampazos, Nuevo Leon, Mexico to Gregorio and Josefina Quiroga.
Rodolfo is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Ramiro Quiroga.
He is survived by his eight nephews; his four nieces; his sister, Maria Jaime of Farwell, Texas; and his brother, Espiridion Quiroga of Monterrey, Mexico.


Daniel Lopez

Daniel Guerrero Lopez, age 83, of Muleshoe, Texas died Sunday, November 15, 2020 in Muleshoe. He was born February 7, 1937 in San Marcos, Texas to Domingo and Maria (Guerrero) Lopez. He married
Margarita Saldana in Muleshoe on May 12, 1959.
Daniel loved working. He treasured his family, especially his grandkids and great-grandkids. He was also an avid fisherman. Daniel was a devoted Catholic and was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Muleshoe. He is preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Alicia Moreno; and two brothers; Jose Lopez and Jesus Lopez.
Daniel is survived by his wife of 60 years, Margarita; his son, Robert Lopez and his wife, Anna of Muleshoe, Texas; his daughter, JoAnn Albright and her husband, Larry of Clovis, New Mexico; his sister, Lidia Mendoza of San Marcos, Texas; his brother, Marcos Lopez of Schertz, Texas; his four grandchildren, Michelle Torres, Vanessa Lopez, Chelsea Morales and Alyssa Lopez; and his 9 great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials be sent to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 805 East Hickory, Muleshoe, Texas, 79347.


Sulema Gauna

Sulema Gauna, age 83, of Earth, Texas died Sunday, November 15, 2020 in Lubbock, Texas. She was born January 17, 1937 in San Juan, Texas to Daniel and Evangelina (Alaniz) Tamez. She married Eleuterio Gauna in San Juan on December 27, 1953.
Sulema enjoyed sewing and spending time with her family. She was a member of St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Earth, where she was a Crusista and a Guadalupana. Sulema is preceded in death by her husband, Eleuterio in 2013; her parents; three grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Sulema is survived by her five sons, Richard Gauna and his wife, Maureen of Rockwall, Texas, George Gauna and his wife, Josie of Shallowater, Texas, Rene Gauna and his wife, Robin of Lubbock, Texas, Ruben Gauna and his wife, Anita of Dimmitt, Texas and Eleuterio Gauna Jr. and his wife, Jenny of South Carolina; her five daughters, Rosie Garza and her husband, Rey of Childress, Texas, Eva Saenz and her husband, Victor Jr. of Dimmitt, Texas, Elma Koite and her husband, Michael of Houston, Texas, Yolanda Gauna of Amarillo and Christina Villalon of Floydada, Texas; her four sisters, Adelaida Soto of San Juan, Texas, Vilma Cortez of Grand Prairie, Texas, Maria Elena Amaya of Minnesota and Anita Guajardo of San Juan, Texas; her 27 grandchildren; and her 39 great-grandchildren.


Rosaelva Hernandez

Rosaelva Hernandez, age 60, of Opdyke, Texas died Thursday, November 19, 2020 in Levelland, Texas. She was born October 3, 1960 in Artesia, New Mexico to Manuel and Angelita (Orosco) Lopez. She married Anselmo Hernandez in Morton, Texas on December 18, 1982.
Rosaelva was a homemaker. She is preceded in death by her parents; a son, A.J. Hernandez; and a daughter, Mayra Hernandez.
Rosaelva is survived by her husband, Anselmo; her three daughters, Cynthia Hernandez and her husband, Rafael of Lubbock, Texas, Blanca Arthur and her husband, Kevin of Morton, Texas and Jennifer Hernandez-Barron and her husband, Jesus of Morton, Texas; her six sisters; her four brothers; her eight grandchildren, Roxanne Sanchez, Gabriella Arthur, Ariana Sanchez, Kaleb Arthur, Uriel Barron, Carlos de la Rosa and Yahir Barron; and her great-grandson, Jogsan Ezequiel Castenada Sanchez.


Robert Mount

Robert E. “Gene”, age 89 of Muleshoe, Texas died Thursday, November 19, 2020 in Muleshoe. He was born July 10, 1931 in Craig County, Oklahoma to Alva E. and Margaret (Davis) Mount. He married Betsy Ann Trobough in Ottawa, Kansas on June 19, 1951.
Gene retired from Santa Fe Railroad after working for them for over 40 years. He was an avid fisherman. Gene also loved spending time withhis family, especially his grandkids. He enjoyed taking care of his back yard cats. Gene was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Muleshoe. He is preceded in death his wife, Betsy Ann in 2018 and his parents.
Gene is survived by his two sons, Allen Mount and Kim Brading of Muleshoe, Texas and David Mount and his wife, Lisa of Heartwell, Nebraska; his daughter, Patricia Copeland and her husband, Rod of Lenexa, Kansas; his brother, Jr. Mount; his four grandchildren, Blake Mount and his wife, Shay, Brandon Mount and Amanda White, Megan Hodges and her huband, Chuck and Hayden Mount; and his four great-grandchildren, Daylen Mount, Hunter Hodges, J.J. Hodges and Mekenzie Mount.
The family suggest memorials be sent to Muleshoe Meals on Wheels, 300 South 1st Street, Room #110, Muleshoe, Texas, 79347.


Manuel Salazar, 84, of Idalou passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2020 in Lubbock. Manuel was born on September 20, 1936 in Pleasanton, Texas to Jose Maria Salazar and Brigida Trevino Salazar. He was married to Oralia Calderon Rodriguez Salazar. He had worked in construction building homes and framing. He worked all the time, built many things, and was able to pass this talent on to his grandsons. He was a very good family man and was a man of few words. He was a member of St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Idalou.
Manuel is survived by his wife, Oralia Rodriguez Salazar of Idalou, 3 children, Teresa Salazar, Anna Rodriguez, and Frank Rodriguez, 3 siblings, Paul, Consuelo, and Isabel, 15 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 children, Joe, Manuel, Jr., Delma, and Rosemary, great granddaughter, Adelina.
Due to COVID restrictions, face masks and social distancing will be required. Visitation and services will be for family only. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at the Combest Family Memorial Chapel, 2210 Broadway, in Lubbock and Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 PM on Thursday at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church, 8002 East US Hwy 62/82, in Idalou. Interment will follow in the Idalou Cemetery. Please visit www.combestfamilyfuneralhomes.com for more information.
Memorials may be sent to the St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church or the Idalou Cemetery Association.


John Charles Reynolds of Slaton has passed away. He was born in Lubbock to John Melton and Valerie (Marquez) Reynolds and resided in the Lubbock area most of his life. John was an over the road truck driver for over 29 years. He was also a biker, a musician and a tattoo artist.
John is survived by his children, Nina Rodriguez Silva, Jeanette Villafranco, Cody Reynolds and Tiffany Marie Sillero; his mother, Valerie Alva; sister, Leda Ann Gutierrez; brother, Robert Reynolds and 10 grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his father, John Melton Reynolds and grandson, Kellan Silva.
Visitation for John will be held on Friday, November 20, 2020 at the Venue on Broadway from 1pm until 8pm with the Rosary being recited at 6:30pm. Celebration of Life will be at 10am on Saturday, November 21 at the Venue on Broadway under the personal care of Combest Family Funeral Homes.


Bill Hale was called home to our Heavenly Father and great comforter on November 16, 2020. Bill was born on November 20, 1934 to Armond and Velma Hale in Roby, Texas but soon moved to Lamesa, Texas where he would call home for many years. He graduated Lamesa
High School in 1950 and farmed in partnership with his father and brothers. Bill entered the US Air Force in 1953 and served until 1957. He served in the Korean War and was stationed at Itazuke Air Force Base in Fukuoka, Japan and Unishima Air Force Detachment in Unishima,
Japan in 1954. He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant in Communications. Bill married Mary Lou English in Biloxi, Mississippi in 1953. Together they had two children, Theresa Renee Hale born in Hobbs, NM and Ronald Bruce Hale born in Lamesa, TX. Bill and Mary divorced in 1965. Bill then graduated from Wayland Baptist University in 1975. He was working at New Mexico State University when he met his loving wife of 50 years, Gloria Raulston. They were married in Lamesa, TX. Together they had two children, Bryan Douglas Hale, born in Lubbock, TX and Traci Junell Hale, born in Lubbock, TX. Bill retired with 30 years service from Texas Tech University where he was Director of Administrative Information Systems. In retirement he volunteered his time putting together solar bible players for the Sunset International Bible Institute became Papa Daycare for his Lubbock grandkids, was an avid puzzler, quilter, and a lifetime spoonerist.
Bill was a devout Christian, loving husband, one-of-a-kind daddy, and amazing Papa. He instantly made an impression on everyone he met with his enormous smile, kind eyes, warm heart and his wry sense of humor. Bill enjoyed all things sports from Texas Tech baseball,
football, and basketball to watching his grandchildren play hockey, volleyball, and swim. He was a true Patriarch who taught his loved ones to always put family first. Bill loved his family fiercely until the end and will be missed greatly. Bill is preceded in death by his parents Armond and Velma Hale, brother Bob Hale, sister, Beverly Wood, and daughter Renee Hale. He is survived by his wife Gloria Hale, Brother Bud Hale, son Bruce Hale, son Bryan Hale and his wife Mysti Hale, daughter Traci Davidson and her husband Jeremy Davidson, grandchildren Hailey Hale, Sebastian Hale, Gage Davidson, Molly Davidson and many nieces and nephews who all adored him.
For those who are not able to attend, there will be a live stream video of the service at www.combestfamilyfuneralhomes.com. You will find the link under Bill Hale’s obituary. The link will go active at 9:50am.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Sunset International Bible Institute Solar Player Mission or Sunset Church of Christ Missions, 3723 34th St. Lubbock, TX 79401.


Homer Winder Taylor, Jr. of Lubbock passed away on Monday, November 17, 2020 at the age of 91. He was born November 17, 1929 in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Homer and Lucille (Winder) Taylor. On October 12, 1973, he married Mary Evelyn Cook. Following their marriage Homer was stationed in Hawaii where he served in the United States Army. They returned to Lubbock 1977.
Those left to cherish his memory are his children, James Taylor, Mark Taylor and Marcie Taylor. He also leaves behind his dear friends, Randy and Becky Underwood.
Homer was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Mary in 2018.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 23, 2020 at Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park.


Evangelina “Eva” (Contreras) Herrera, 65, of Lubbock passed away on November 17, 2020. She was born May 13, 1955 in Olton, Texas to Theodore V. and Maria (Rangel) Contreras. She grew up in Lubbock and worked for many years as a file clerk for Parkhill. She loved the outdoors where she enjoyed planting plants and flowers. Eva could make anything grow. She lived to serve those in need. She had an infectious smile and laughter. Her pride and joy were her sons and grandchildren. She married Daniel Herrera on October 17, 2004. Eva was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Daniel; sons, Jose (Joe) Camacho, Jr. and wife, Elizabeth and Adrian Gabriel Camacho and his wife, Lori; step daughter, Gloria Camacho; siblings, Eleanor Sanchez, Elisa Lomas, Estella Escamilla, Edelmira DeLeon, Teodoro Contreras, Jr., Rick Contreras, Edward Contreras, and Anna Gonzales; mother, Maria Contreras and four grandchildren, Alexandra Camacho, Samantha Camacho, Cassandra Camacho and Zoe Camacho.
Eva was preceded in death by her father, Theodore Contreras, her sister, Rosalinda Contreras, and her daughter, Joann Camacho.

Private family memorial services will be held.


Ascencion Olivas

Asencion Felipe Lozano Olivas, known to all as “Chon”, passed away Saturday, November 14, 2020 at his rural home north of Guymon.

The son of Eduvijes and Bartola (Lozano)  Olivas, he was born May 25, 1960 in the mountains of Chihuahua, Mexico.  He moved to Guymon from Johnson, Kansas in 2009.  He was employed with Chain Towing  and Recovery.

Chon was known for his love of his heritage and country.  He was known for his strong and quiet nature.  He was a fighter and warrior, ambitious for life and wanted his children to live a better life.  He had a wonderful laugh that would fill the house and always talked about his children.  He believed in God and was a humble man.  Chon was passionate about horse races, Tamarindo his champion horse was a favorite horse.  He was also a good cook, a hard worker and never without a job.  He will be missed by all.

Survivors include three daughters and three sons: Ester Olivas and Jose Tarin of Fort Lupton, Colorado, Ruth Olivas and Jason Collins of Greeley, Colorado, Mara Olivas of Nashville, Tennessee, Isai Olivas and Serena of Las Vegas, Nevada, Dario Olivas of Las Vegas, Nevada and Christian Olivas and Madison Day of Franklin, Tennessee, and ten grandchildren: Zoey, Ezra, Ezekial, Isaiah, Eliza, James and Ethan, Alice, Genesis and Arabella Rose.

A Celebration of Life and visitation will be Tuesday, November 24th between the hours of 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. at the Bunch –  Roberts Funeral Home, 122 NE 7th St., Guymon, Oklahoma.  Memorials in memory of Chon may be sent to Bunch – Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1112, Guymon, Oklahoma.  Inurnment will be in Mexico at a later date.

Friends can sign the online guestbook and leave condolences at www.bunchroberts.com.


Mary Wooldridge

Mary Louise (Young) Wooldridge peacefully journeyed from this earth to her Heavenly Home and her loving Savior Jesus on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.

The daughter of Adam Robert and Minnie Ruth (Garrett) Young, Mary was born June 30, 1930 in Hooker, Oklahoma.  She was raised in Hooker, graduating with the HHS Class of 1948.  Following graduation, Mary worked as a teller at the Hooker First National Bank.

Mary and Gayland Arthur Wooldridge were united in marriage on August 15, 1949.  He preceded her in death on January 10, 2000.  Mary was a devoted homemaker and after her children were in school, she worked as head bookkeeper and bank officer at First National Bank of Guymon.

Mary was a member of the Guymon Church of the Nazarene and later attended Calvary Community Church after moving to Lincoln, Nebraska in July of 2017.  She was also a member of the Dorcas Society at church, County Extension Club and the Hospital Auxiliary.  She enjoyed reading, listening to music and being with family – especially watching grandchildren’s sports and musical activities.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Adam and Minnie Young; brothers, Jackie and Billy Joe Young and sisters: Dorothy Campbell, Betty Campbell and Shirley Ann Stametz.

Survivors include her three children:  Gayle Godwin and husband, Carl of Lincoln, NE, Crystal Caddell and husband, Rick of Norman, OK and Bryan Wooldridge and wife, Michelle of Phoenix, AR; her nine grandchildren and their families, as well as nine great grandchildren; and one sister, JoAnn Johnson of Hooker, OK.

There will be a private family graveside service (due to Covid-19 concerns) on Monday, November 23rd at the Elmhurst Cemetery in Guymon, OK with her son-in-law, Pastor Carl Godwin officiating.  Services are under the care of the Bunch – Roberts Funeral Home of Guymon.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Parkview Christian School Scholarship Fund.  Memorials will be accepted at the Bunch – Roberts Funeral Home, PO Box 1112, Guymon, OK 73942.  Friends can sign the online guestbook and leave condolences at www.bunchroberts.com.


Donnie Gene Werner

Donnie Gene Werner, 87, longtime panhandle resident, passed away Tuesday afternoon, November 17, 2020 at the Coldwater Manor in Stratford, Texas.

The son of Henry and Sadie (Fehr) Werner, he was born July 10, 1933 in Alva, Oklahoma. The family moved to the panhandle from Alva in the late 1940’s.

Don was engaged in farming and ranching. He attended school in Guymon, graduating with the Class of 1951, and was a member of the Panhandle Bible Center.

Don was married to Fleta Grimmer on August 14, 1954 in Hardesty, Oklahoma, she preceded him in death on February 9, 1992. He was married to Myra Hampsten on May 8, 1999 in Guymon, she preceded him in death on October 21, 2008. He is also preceded in death by his parents, son, Mark Werner and brothers, Bill and Bobby Werner.

Survivors include his son, Keith Werner and wife, Marie of Guymon, daughter, Teena Rupe and husband, Gary of Clearwater, Kansas, seven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at a later date, and announced by Bunch – Roberts Funeral Home of Guymon.

Memorials in memory of Don may be given to the Coldwater Manor. Memorials will be accepted at the Bunch – Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1112, Guymon, Oklahoma
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Friends can sign the online guestbook and leave condolences at www.bunchroberts.com.


Francisco Vazquez Torres

Francisco Vazquez Torres, 64, of Guymon, passed away Tuesday morning, November 17, 2020 at the Memorial Hospital of Texas County.

Funeral services are pending and will be announced by the Bunch-Roberts Funeral Home of Guymon.

Friends can sign the online guest book and leave condolences at www.bunchroberts.com.


Daniel Gene Romero

Daniel Gene Romero, 57, of Guymon, passed away Tuesday morning, November 17, 2020 at the home of his daughter.

The son of Gene and Cecila (Padilla) Romero, he was born May 22, 1963 in Dalhart, Texas.  Daniel attended school in Guymon, graduating with the Class of 1982, and attended the Lutheran Church.

Daniel was a cowboy, he worked for Texas County Feeders and Hitch Feeders.  He was a member of ACTRA Roping Association and the American Cowboy Team Roping Association.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Gene and Cecila Romero and an infant brother.

Survivors include three children: Sierra Martinez and Sergio of Guymon, Shayla Romero and Luis Armendariz of Guymon, and Tayson Romero of Beloit, Kansas.  Survivors also include five grandchildren: Zaiden, Zeniyah, Jazmin, Zaylen and Dreylen; brothers, Tommy Romero and Frank Romero and wife, Tammy, and one sister, Ramona and husband, Julian Bosquez all of Guymon.

Funeral services will be Monday afternoon, November 23rd at 2:00 p.m. at the Henry C. Hitch Pioneer Arena with Rev. Dallas McGlasson officiating.  Visitation will be Sunday, November 22nd  between the hours of 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials in memory of Daniel will be accepted at the Bunch – Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1112, Guymon, Oklahoma 73942.

Friends can sign the online guestbook and leave condolences at www.bunchroberts.com.

Sharlene Wale

Sharlene Wale, 64, of Guymon went to be with her Lord on Wednesday morning, November 18, 2020 in Liberal, Kansas following a brief battle with cancer.

The daughter of Rev. Lewis Leonard and Faye Lorene (Adams) Stokes, Sarah Sharlene was born March 18, 1956 in Spearman, Texas.  Sharlene graduated from Hardesty, OK High School with the Class of 1974.

Sharlene and Rick Wale were married on June 21, 1974 in Hardesty.  They returned to Guymon in 1981, where they have made their home since.  Sharlene worked as Chief Dispatcher/Records Clerk for the Guymon Police Department from 1987 until 1994.  She then worked as the municipal court clerk for the City of Guymon.

Sharlene was a member and past president of the OK Municipal Court Clerks Association and an active member of the Guymon First Assembly of God.  She had a great love for music and enjoyed singing in gospel trios.  She also enjoyed art – painting in oils and making Stampin’ Up cards and crafts.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rick Wale on February 12, 2020.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, Rev. L.L. and Lorene Stokes and her in-laws, Richard and Darlene Wale.

Survivors include her son, Kevin Wale and two sisters:  Johnnie Faye Stokes and Phyllis Stokes, all of Guymon.  Sharlene is also survived by a host of cousins and many special friends.

The family will greet friends Friday evening, November 20th at the Bunch – Roberts Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon, November 21st at 2:00 p.m. at the Guymon First Assembly of God with Pastor George Kraft officiating.  Interment will follow at the Elmhurst Cemetery.  Masks are requested and will be available if needed.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Memorials will be accepted at Bunch – Roberts Funeral Home, PO Box 1112, Guymon, OK 73942.  Friends can sign the online guest book and leave condolences at www.bunchroberts.com.


Bernie M. Sanchez

Maria Bernardita (Bernie) Madrid Sanchez, age 86, passed away November 15, 2020 at Presbyterian Rust Medical Center following an illness. Bernie was born September 12, 1934 in the small village of Colonias, New Mexico, to the home of Eulalio and Amada Madrid. She married Jose Vicente (Joe V.) Sanchez on November 27, 1954 in Santa Rosa, NM.

Bernie graduated from Santa Rosa High School in 1952 and held positions at various restaurants throughout her early marriage. Upon the birth of her first child, she became a full-time homemaker until she and her husband became proprietors of the Rio Bar in the summer of 1973 where she then helped run the business. She made a run for County Treasurer in the mid-seventies, and though unsuccessful she enjoyed the opportunity to dive into politics and hear the concerns of her fellow citizens. A member of the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church where she was active in the Catholic Daughters Court 2276, Bernie was a devout Catholic all her life. She was a marvelous cook who loved to feed her family whether it be during their lunch break or after Sunday mass. She was known for her wonderful Spanish food, especially her famous natillas. Everyone looked forward to eating at Bernie’s house and she always had plenty to go around. She had a gift for making the smallest bowl feed the largest group of people. She loved an occasional trip to the casino, but never wanted to be away from home for too long. Bernie loved family gatherings and holidays, especially Thanksgiving, because it brought her family together. Above all, she had a very special love for her grandchildren and enjoyed attending their many sporting events and music recitals.

Bernie is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jose V. Sanchez, her infant sister Catalina, her brothers Ventura and Robert Madrid, her sister and brother-in-law Helen and Floyd Padilla, her brother-in-law Billy Garnand, her son-in-law Joey Cave, and her granddaughter Naomi Romero.

She is survived by her children: Ernest Sanchez and wife Julie of Santa Rosa, Michael Sanchez and wife Lucille of Sandia Park, David Sanchez and wife Sandy of Santa Rosa, Roberta Ariaz of Corrales, Janice Cave of Santa Rosa, Christopher Sanchez and Steve Martinez of Albuquerque, Andrew Sanchez and wife Maxine of Santa Rosa, Paul Sanchez and wife Leslie of Santa Rosa. Also surviving are her sisters Viola Garnand, Prudy Aragon and husband Casey, both of Albuquerque, and Christine Martinez and husband Sam of Santa Rosa.

She is also survived by her 17 grandchildren: Jordan and Noah Sanchez, Amber Miera, Aaron Martinez, Brian Sanchez and wife Laura, Loretta Sanchez and fiancé Daniel, Danielle Sanchez (Joseph), Aidyn Ariaz, Josh Cave and wife Billie, Johnathan Cave, Nathan, Stephen, Andrea, and Miranda Sanchez, Chris (CJ) Farinias Jr., Richie and Jaelyn Sanchez; as well as her 13 great-grandchildren: Dezare, Layla, and Joseph Jaro, Thiago Martinez, Mia Sanchez, Joey and Reece Cave, Kayla, Anthony, and Ayla Cave, Andres Romero, Cris III, Adrian, and Naomi Farinias, and Baby Sanchez on the way.

Pallbearers will be her grandchildren: Josh Cave, Nathan Sanchez, Richie Sanchez, Stephen Sanchez, Noah Sanchez, Loretta Sanchez, and Danielle Sanchez.

Honorary Pallbearers will be her remaining grandchildren and great-grandchildren

The family would like to extend their sincerest thanks for the outpouring of love, support, and the many prayers from all those who knew and loved Bernie. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, services will be reserved to immediate family, but we hope to have a large celebration of life when it is safe to do so.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic Social Distancing guidelines, services will be private and limited to the immediate family. We ask that you keep Bernie and her family in your prayers. You may leave a tribute, a favorite memory, or sign the online guestbook.

All services are under the direction of Chavez Funeral Home, 923 S. Third St., Santa Rosa, NM  88435.  575-472-3369. To place an online tribute please visit www.chavezfuneralhome.com.


Juan S. Baca

Juan Sotero Baca, 90 years of, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at home on November 16, 2020, following an illness.

Juan S. Baca was born on July 11, 1930 to the home of Timoteo Baca and Eloisa (Apodaca) Baca.  Juan later went on to meet Marcelina Olguin and after a brief three months, knew he had met the love of his life—they were married 64 years thereafter.

Juan enjoyed living at the family ranch in Dahlia, NM.  Juan enjoyed raising his children on the family ranch and showing them how to tend to ranch life.  Juan’s hobbies included playing his violin and he knew how to play a little of the accordion.  Juan also enjoyed time spent with his children and grandchildren, but nothing brought him more joy that his great-grandchildren—he looked forward to their visits.

Juan is preceded in death by his wife Marcelina Baca, parents; Timoteo and Eloisa Baca, his brother; Frank Baca and sisters; Nestora Lucero and Celia Marquez, great-grandson; Ethan “Buggy” Lopez and son-in-laws; Margarito Jaramillo and Benjamin Jaramillo.

Juan is survived by his sons; Narciso (Terry) Baca, Wilfred Baca, Luis Baca (Gloria), daughters; Eloisa (Gilbert) Gutierrez, Susie Jaramillo (Tony Salazar), Roberta Jaramillo and Mary (Louie) Lucero.  He is also survived by his grandchildren; Joseph (Amy) Baca, Veronica (Carlos) Baca, Jaqueline (Mike) Gabbart, Monique (Joe) Romero, Kenneth (Misty) Kirtley, Ronald Gutierrez, Nathan Gutierrez, Charlene (Danny) Lopez, Katrina Jaramillo, Larry Jaramillo (Jolene Mowry), Dillon Lucero, Christopher (Trish) Lucero, Kelly Lucero, Lyle (Chelsea) Lucero and Bryan, Kim Villanueva and his great-grandchildren; Megan Zambrano, Erin Baca, Zakk Baca, Marcus Romero, Jarred Romero, Marlee Gabbert, Lyric Gabbert, Jordan Kirtley, Layla Kirtley, Ricky Chavez, Felicity Chavez, Aijsha Chavez, Zoey Jaramillo, Benjamin Jaramillo, Oliviana Jaramillo, Ashley Villanueva, Kevin Villanueva, Tamara Villanueva, Kristen Lucero, Amber Lucero and Brandon Lucero.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic Social Distancing guidelines, services will be private and limited to the immediate family. We ask that you keep Juan and his family in your prayers. You may leave a tribute, a favorite memory, or sign the online guestbook.

All services are under the direction of Chavez Funeral Home, 923 S. Third St., Santa Rosa, NM  88435.  575-472-3369. To place an online tribute please visit www.chavezfuneralhome.com.


Cameron David Shaw

Cameron David Shaw, 63 of Clovis, NM passed away at his home following a sudden illness. He was born August 28, 1957 in Fort Sumner to the home of George Cameron Shaw and the former Evelyn Sue Keever. He attended primary school in Fort Sumner and High School in Santa Fe.

Cameron married Debbie Lynn Stogsdill on May 15, 1983 in Las Vegas, Nevada. They made their home in Denver, Colorado. Cameron worked as a Build and Install Manager for Builders Heating and Air Conditioner in Denver for 20 years. He made his home in Clovis, NM in 2015 and worked as a service technician for WT Denton for two years.

He was an avid NASCAR and NHRA fan. He worked with his father in law on a race car pit crew in Colorado. Cameron enjoyed fishing and boating.

Cameron is preceded in death by his father George on February 17, 2015 and his mother Evelyn Shaw  on July 26, 2004.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Debbie Shaw of Clovis, a son David Shaw and his wife Melissa of Aurora, Colorado, two daughters Crista Shaw of Livermore Falls, Maine, and Kimberly Shaw and her fiancé William Roy Stewart III of Casa Grande, Arizona. One grandson, Anthony Shaw of Aurora, Colorado and one brother Ricky Shaw and his wife Martha of Sarasota, Florida.

Family visitation was held Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at Chavez Funeral Home. Cremation will take place. No formal ceremony is planned.

Please keep the Shaw family in your prayers. You may leave a tribute, share a favorite memory or sign the online guest book at www.chavezfuneralhome.com


Valentin E. Lopez, Jr.

Valentin Lopez Jr. (77), a lifelong resident of Vaughn, NM, passed away peacefully at his home in Vaughn and was pronounced deceased at the Guadalupe County Hospital in Santa Rosa following a short illness.

Valentin was born in Milagro to the home of Valentin Lopez,  Sr. And Teresa (Segura) Lopez.  He was raised in Milagro and later made his home in Vaughn.  Valentin worked as a mechanic, tire repair man, and enjoyed working on his truck.  Valentin enjoyed playing his harmonica and watching TV. He especially enjoyed watching Bonanza, The Rifleman, The Virginian, and other classic movies.  He also enjoyed when his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren would visit him.  He also enjoyed playing with his dog, Chico.

Valentin was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Parish in Vaughn.

Valentin was preceded in death by his son, Michael Lopez, his parents Valentin Lopez, Sr. and Teresa (Segura) Lopez, sister Amelia Madril, brothers Apolonio, Emilio, and Rumaldo Lopez.

Valentin is survived by his companion of 24 years, Helen Apodaca, his children include daughters Elizabeth Lopez ,Teresa (Manuel) Vaquera, sons Frank (Diane) Lopez, Apolonio Bobby Lopez, and Rick Lopez.  His siblings include sisters Rita (Leroy) Madril, Martha (George) Archibeque, Maria Archibeque, Joann Lopez, brothers Guadalupe (Linda) Lopez, Daniel (Jeanette) Lopez, and Horacio (Patsy) Lopez.  He is also survived by sister in law Inez Lopez and brother in law Joe Madril, grandchildren Rogelio lopez and wife (Lita), Rocio Lopez, Miguel Hernandez, Jesus Lopez and many more, great grandchildren,  nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Cremation has taken place and services will be held at a later date.

Valentin’s care has been entrusted to Chavez Funeral Home, 923 S. Third St., Santa Rosa, NM  88435.  575-472-3369.  To place an online condolence please visit www.chavezfuneralhome.com.


Frances Terrell

Frances Terrell, 98 a longtime resident of the Fort Sumner valley passed away Wednesday evening, November 18, 2020 at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born January 24, 1922 in Idalou, Texas the daughter of Jeff Hunt Doyle and the former Nola Sidney Shaw. She grew up in west Texas and eastern New Mexico. She attended schools at Fairview and Muleshoe.

Frances married Joe W. Terrell on October 2, 1938 in Clovis, New Mexico. She worked many years as a nurse aide at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales and De Baca General Hospital in Fort Sumner. Following her retirement in 1990 she continued with in-home care for many area residents.

Frances was an active member of First Baptist Church in Fort Sumner where she worked with the Children’s School Activities. She was active in the community as a member of the Agency on Aging, a member of the Valley Quilting Club, and the Home Extension Club.

At home, she enjoyed working in her yard, handwork crocheting, embroidery, needle work, and reading. During the nearly 40 years of having children in school, she attended their many activities and school functions.

A loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, Frances is preceded in death by her parents, Jeff and Nola Doyle, her husband of 50 years, Joe W. Terrell who died in 1989, a daughter Janice Louise Terrell, two grandsons Joseph Scott Terrell, and Shawn Dale Whatley, three sisters Hazel Delma Wilkerson, Winiford West, and Mary Dodd, two brothers Andy Hugh Doyle and Kenneth Doyle.

Survivors include seven children, two daughters Eloise Heilda VanVorhis of Belview, Nebraska, Nola Evelyn Terrell of Fort Sumner, five sons Thomas R. Terrell (Delores) of Atwater, MN, Joe C. Terrell of Fort Sumner, Johnny Bob Terrell of NM, Monty G. Terrell of Fort Sumner, and Richard Terrell (Betty) of Fort Sumner, also surviving are two brothers Carl Doyle of San Antonio, TX, Glen Doyle (Sarah) of Portales, and one sister Jo Cornell of Clovis along many grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Due to the COVID-19 Health Order restrictions, services are limited to the immediate family. We ask that your keep Frances and her family in your prayers. Please share a favorite memory or sign the online guestbook at www.chavezfuneralhome.com

Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Drew Terrell, Seyth Terrell, Derrick Terrell, Jake Terrell, Daniel Terrell, Caleb Terrell, Cory Terrell, Kevin Terrell, Mark VanVorhis, Wayne VanVorhis, Lisa Walton, Amee VanVorhis, Christy Whatley, Lea Gonzales, Sonni Terrell, Sidney Terrell, Lindsey Terrell, Brianna Terrell, Sophia Cline, and Krystal Hall. Honorary bearers will include Dick Haynes, Art Moyer, Nick Cortese, Don Sweet, Jerry Sparks, and Robin Simmons.

Contributions in memory of Frances Terrell may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 287, Fort Sumner, New Mexico 88119.