Raymond Aguilera Jr.
Raymond Aguilera Jr., 23, formerly of Tucumcari died at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque on Friday, Nov. 19, 2004.
Raymond Aguilera Jr. was born May 12, 1981 in Roswell. He attended the Tucumcari School Systems. At the time of his death he was residing in Albuquerque.
He was preceded in death by his brother Kailiga Aguilera on October 16 of this year.
He is survived by his parents Raymond and Georgia Aguilera of Tucumcari and his brothers Tino, Nelson, and Earl Aguilera.
A funeral mass was said this morning (Wednesday) at St. Anne’s Church with Rev. Fr. Leo Padget as celebrant. Burial followed at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery.
C.O. “Butch” Hoskins, 80, died unexpectedly in the Veterans’ Administration Hospital in Albuquerque Monday, Nov. 22, 2004.
Butch Hoskins was born Jan. 11, 1924 in Roy. He owned and operated his own trucking firm in Tucumcari. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army. He had been a member of the American Legion. He had been a member of the Tucumcari Volunteer Fire Department since February 1953 and had served as fire chief for the department. He loved hunting and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his wife Helen in 1995 and by his brothers Alfred and Albert and his sister Gladys.
He is survived by his son Odis Hoskins and wife Sharon of Albuquerque: his daughter Bobbie Leak (Jackie) of Stratford, Mo. and his sister Marie Kendrick of Dardanelle, Ark.
He is also survived by five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services are today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at the Dunn Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Sue Mortensen, assistant pastor of the Center Street United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery.
George S. Shortle
George S. Shortle, 55, died at his home in Chilili on October 19, 2004.
George Shortle was born on June 4 1949 in Baltimore. He graduated from New Mexico State University in 1971 and then moved to Tucumcari where he farmed until 1981. He worked on the Interstate 40 by-pass around Tucumcari in the early 1980s. He was a heavy equipment operator for Peter Kiewitt Construction. From that time on, he worked for various highway construction companies working in Texas, Colorado and New Mexico. At the time of his death he was employed by A.S. Horner Construction and was working in Santa Rosa.
He was preceded in death by his parents James Samuel and Parrie Van Hyning Shortle.
He is survived by one daughter, Araina Clouse (Joel) of Las Cruces and a son Cody Shortle of Dallas. He is also survived by a grandson.
He was cremated and his cremains are at Fairview Memorial Park in Albuquerque.
Hayward “Kyne” White, 84, died at his home in Rio Rancho on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2004.
Kyne was born in Tucumcari on July 29, 1920, the son of Myrtle and Fred White. He was a long-time resident and businessman in Farmington moving to Rio Rancho in 1998. He was a member of the Rio Rancho Presbyterian Church. He was a lifetime Rotarian, a life member of the Elks Lodge and was a member of the American Legion. He was a cook, a fisherman and horseman.
He was preceded in death by five sisters: Maybelle and Freddie Powell White, Orene Corn, Rachael Black and Ellen Crabb.
He is survived by his sons, Robert White (Kathy), Roger Scott (Suzie Hoefer) Robert Scott (Noreen): his brother Dave White (Bonnie) and a sister Sue English.
He is also survived by 11 grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004 at Rio Rancho Presbyterian Church. Memorial.