August 23, 2003

John Meadows

John Meadows 67, died Aug. 21, 2003 at the Crown of Texas Hospice in Amarillo.
He was born Sept. 22, 1935 in Nogales, Ariz.
Mr. Meadows was a retired Southern Pacific rail road conductor. He was a member of the B.P.O. Elks Lodge 1172 of Tucumcari, the Rodeo Cowboys Association and the Rodeo Cowboy Alumni Association. Mr. Meadows also served in the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include two daughters, Debbie Young of Portales and Stephanie Meadows of Fresno Calif.; one sister, Virginia Sparks of Glenco; nephews Gene and Clay; niece Lindy Sue and two grandchildren.
Services are scheduled for 5 p.m. tonight at the Dunn Memorial Chapel.
The Rev. Bob Miller of the South Georgia Baptist Church will officiate.
Burial will follow on Tuesday in Douglas, Ariz. in the Calvary Cemetery under the direction of the Brown-Page Mortuary in Douglas, Ariz.
Pallbearers are Clay Sparks, Clay Beevers, Doug Beevers, Ronnie Minica and Kenny Boyd.
Honorary pallbearers are rail road employees and close friends and neighbors.
Arrangements are by Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari.

Loyd J. Satterfield

Loyd J. Satterfield, 66, died Aug. 21, 2003 at his home in Conchas Dam.
He was born Aug. 22, 1936 to Loyd Satterfield and Ruth Hill House in Canyon, Georgia.
Mr. Satterfield spent 22 years in the U.S. Air Force. He served his country in England, North Africa, Vietnam and Thailand. In 1967 he and his family moved to Conchas Dam and ran the Cannon Air Force Base recreation area. In 1975 he retired from the Air Force and the recreation area in 1976. In the summer of 1979 Loyd returned to the Cannon Air Force Base recreation area. where he spent another seven years before re-retiring in 1986. Mr. Satterfield served as a fire chief from 1973-1975, coast guard auxiliary, resident satellite expert, was s member of the Lyons Club. Family members said he was involved in bringing F.M. radio to Conchas Lake. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion.
Mr. Satterfield is preceded in death by his son Loyd III, his parents and a brother Roger Satterfield.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years Tiny Satterfield; daughter, Dianna Young and husband Lonnie of Oklahoma; Dennis and Donna Satterfield of New Mexico; sisters, Linda Brown and husband Jim of Georgia Martha Blackwell of Georgia and Carolyn Cain and husband Bob of Canton, Georgia; brothers, Wayne Satterfield and wife Lavern of Waleska, Neal Satterfield and wife Sue, of Hiwassee, Georgia and Mickey Satterfield and wife Joyce of Canton; grandchildren Andrea Delheimer and husband Ray of Oklahoma, Josh and Jenifer Young of Oklahoma, Zack and Nick Satterfield of New Mexico.

Mary Miquelita Badillo

Mary Miquelita Badillo of Tucumcari died Aug. 20, 2003 at West Mesa Care and Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque.
She was born at Drippings Springs to Maximo and Antonia Garcia.
Mrs. Badillo graduated from Tucumcari in 1938 and married Nieves Badillo.
She was a member of the St. Anne’s Catholic Church, a member of the Christian Mothers Society, The Rail Road Retirement Association and the Lady Democrats. Mary loved her roll as a homemaker and family members said she enjoyed baking for her family and friends and sharing childhood poems with her children and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1988.
Survivors include two sons, Richard Badillo and wife Pauline and Ernest Badillo and wife Carmen all of Albuquerque; daughter, Lourdes Otero and husband Billy of Tucumcari; one brother, Bennie Garcia of Logan; one sister, Josephine Espanoza of Tucumcari; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services were Friday evening at Dunn Memorial Chapel.
Mass of the resurrection is 2 p.m. today at St. Anne’s Catholic Church.
The Rev. Leo Padget officiated.
Pallbearers were Ernie, Michael and Richard Badillo, C.J. Fieteck, David Lopez, John Nials, Dale Olsen, Billy Otero Jr., Joseph Otero, Gerald Rykiel and Tim Thomas.
Honorary pallbearers were Ralph Bell, Tommy Cordova, Jeff Lewalling, Joe Vigil, Jimmy Folks and Robert Garcia.
Arrangements were by Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anne’s Catholic Church in loving memory of Mary Badillo.

Ronald Welch

Ronald Welch, 38, died Aug. 17, 2003 in Tucson, Ariz.
He was born Jan. 2, 1965 in Tucumcari.
Mr. Welch was a member of the St. Anne’s Catholic Church. He had been living in Arizona for two and a half years at the time of his death.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents Ernest and Olympia Welch and grandfather Juan Pacheco.
Survivors include his wife Rachel Arias of Tucumcari; father Guillermo Pacheco of Roswell and father Victor Montoya of Albuquerque; mother Lola Welch of Tucumcari, step father Tony Lucero of Tucumcari; one brother, Woody Pacheco of Tucson, Ariz.; two sisters Patricia Pacheco of Tucson, Ariz. and Melinda Pacheco of Tucumcari.
Services were Friday evening at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari.
A Mass of Resurrection was today also at St. Anne’s Catholic Church.
The Rev. Leo Padget officiated.
Burial followed at the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Richard Gutierrez, Frank Yslas Jr., Juan Gutierrez, Daniel Romero, Gilber Gutierrez and Andy Arias.

Marjenell Michelin

Marjenell Michelin, 82, died Aug. 19, 2003 in the Autum Blessing Assisted Living Home in Logan.
She was born Aug. 19, 1921 in Rochelle, Texas.
Mrs. Michelin was Cop-Owner operator of the Michelin Office Supply and Machine Company in Torrance, Calif. She lived in Torrance and Santa Barbara, Calif. until she moved to Clovis before she moved to Logan.
Mrs. Michelin was preceded in death by her first husband Roy Michelin in 1984.
Survivors include her husband Jasper Anderson of Wyoming; son Larry L. Michelin and wife Jeanette of Cheyenne, Wyo.; Grandson Greg Michelin and wife Glenda of Burleson, Texas and Michelle Cameron and husband Don of Cheyenne, Wyo; sister Melba Fickling of Weatherford, Texas and great-grandchildren, Ryan, Kayce, Haven and Rachel.
A grave side service is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Lawn Haven Memorial Garden in Clovis.
The Rev. Pete Jaramillo will officiate.
Arrangements are by Dunn Funeral Home.

Gomi montano

Gomi Montano, 71, died Aug. 17, 2003, in Pueblo, Colo.
She was born Jan. 13, 1932 to Bernardino and Aurelia Cordova in Mosquero.
Mrs. Montano was a member of St. Patricks/St. Josephs Catholic Church and the VFW Lady’s Auxiliary.
She is preceded in death by her husband Joe T. Montano and grandson Moses Montano.
Survivors is survived by two sisters Aurora Santostepano of Middletown, Conn.; Bernice Paiz of Albuquerque; two brothers, Bernardino Cordova of Tulia, Texas and Zacariah Cordova of El Sengundo, Calif.; children, Evelyn Griego and husband Danny of Raton, Martha Sandoval and husband Toby of Bernalillo, Joe T. Montano, Jr. of Ft. Worth, Texas, Arthur Montano and wife Kathy of Albuquerque; Gilbert Montano and wife Annie of Albuquerque; Steve Montano of San Juan, Benjamin Montano of Tucumcari, Larry Montano and wife Vicki of Espanola, Andrew Montano of Denver, Colo., 23 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Services were Thursday evening at St. Patricks/St. Josephs Catholic Church.
A Mass of Christian burial was Friday morning.
The Rev. George Silva officiated.
Burial was at the Mosquero Cemetery in Mosquero.
Arrangements were by Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home.