Obituaries

Neva Ann Merrick

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Neva Ann Merrick, born on September 28, 1935 in Takoma Park, Marylynn passed away in Grants, New Mexico on January 11, 2021 at the age of 85. A memorial service will be held later with the immediate family. Neva’s wishes were to be cremated and her ashes spread on Mount Taylor.

Rudy Daniel Vallejos

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Rudy D. Vallejos, beloved father, Tata, uncle, brother, and friend, went home to our Heavenly Father on December 31, 2020 at the age of 54. He was born September 3,1966 in Grants, New Mexico. He was a longtime resident of Cubero, New Mexico. Services will be held at Our Lady of Light Catholic Church, Cubero N.M. on January 29, 2021: Rosary at 9 a.m., Mass at 10 a.m. and Burial to follow at Cubero Memorial Cemetery, Cubero, N.M.

Jose ‘Joe’ M. Marez

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Jose “Joe” M. Marez passed away on January 9, 2021 in Grants, New Mexico. He was born on April 23, 1943 in Grants, N.M. He was 77 years of age. An inurnment of cremated remains will take place on Tuesday January 19, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Grants Memorial Park. Father Alberto Avella will officiate.

Carolyn Frances (Duffey) Little Bear

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On January 3, 2021, Carolyn was once again wrapped in the loving arms of her beloved Joe. Carolyn Frances (Duf Carolyn Frances (Duffey) Little Bear, Creek and Cherokee Native, was born to John and Aggie Dean Duffey in Pensacola, Florida on March 24, 1934.

Virginia Atencio

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Virginia Atencio, 88, was born in McFee County, Colorado on April 1, 1932. She passed away on November 30, 2020 in Grants, New Mexico.

Larry Candelaria

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Larry Candelaria of Albuquerque New Mexico passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2020. Larry was born in Grants N.M on July 17, 1959.

Prescilla Marquez

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Prescilla Marquez passed away on December 2, 2020. She was born on April 10, 1942 in Seboyeta, New Mexico to Tomas and Adela (Gabaldon) Torrez. Prescilla spent her early childhood in Seboyeta before her family moved to Grants, N.M. She was the second of six children.

Clarence Nelson “Pat” Patterson

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Clarence Nelson “Pat” Patterson, husband, father, and grandfather recently passed away peacefully at the age of 88 years old. During his life Clarence was a farmer, mechanic, rancher, hunter, and a US Air Force veteran during the Korean War.

Ismael M. Baca

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Ismael M. Baca, 89, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 30, 2020 at his home in Grants, New Mexico.

Evangeline (Bonnie) M. Griego

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Evangeline (Bonnie) M. Griego, 75, of Grants, passed away on Nov. 27, 2020. She was born on October 19, 1945, in Grants, New Mexico. She was raised by her grandparents in Grants, N.M. Bonnie was a loving wife for many years, a loving mother and grandmother, and a loving friend to many. She was very loved and will be very missed by everyone who knew her.