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Max Crespin

Services: Have been held.
Max I. Crespin, 72, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006.
He was born July 1, 1934, in Logan, later moving to Tucumcari where he married his wife Mary Garcia Crespin.
He was a member of the St. Anne’s Catholic Church and was retired from the City of Tucumcari Police Department and from the New Mexico Army National Guard. His family said he enjoyed fishing and hunting and spending time with them and his many friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Raymond Crespin and Johnny Crespin of Tucumcari and by one sister, Corrine Lopez of California.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Dennis Crespin (and wife, Sherry) and Steve Crespin (Karen), both from Albuquerque; one grandson, Reed Crespin of Albuquerque, and numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Services were held at St. Anne’s Catholic Church; burial followed in the family plot of the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery.
Arrangements were by Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari.

Chester Dohrer

Services: 2 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church.
Chester L. Dohrer , 87, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006.
He was born June 21, 1918, in Auville, Mo. He was a commercial building contractor and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Tucumcari. He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Navy. and was a member of the Mesa Country Club.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred, of Tucumcari; a son, Gregory Dohrer (and wife, Kathey) of Longview, Texas; two granddaughters, Melissa Koehler (Douglas) and Emily Fote (Chad); two great-grandchildren; a sister, Alvera Hogedorn (Clarence) of Lubbock.
Arrangements are by Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari.

Mary Hart

Services: Have been held.
Mary Arleen Hart, 87, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006.
She was born Dec. 17, 1918, in Endee, N.M. She married Earl (Punk) Hart in Tucumcari. She was an active member of the Third Street Church of Christ and also volunteered as chairman of the Quay County Chapter of the American Cancer Society for many years.
Her family said she was a loving, caring wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be remembered for her indomitable spirit, grace and dignity as well as greatly missed.
She is preceded in death by her husband, two brothers, Curtis Johnson and V. C. (Barney) Johnson; two sisters, Jewel Hammons and Ruby Cooper.
She is survived by a sister, Rosalie Johnson of Dallas; a daughter, Kathryn Edes (and husband, Melvin) of Amarillo; a son, O. J. Hart (Gloria) of Albuquerque; two grandsons, Allen Shankles (Carrie) of Amarillo and Christopher Hart (Jill) of Dallas; three great-grandchildren, Jordan and Alexa Shankles of Amarillo and Ryan Hart of Dallas.
Services were held at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel; burial followed in Tucumcari.
Family requests memorials be sent to American Cancer Society, 3915 Bell Street, Amarillo, TX 79109.
Arrangements were by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors in Amarillo.

Olympia Jiron

Services: Have been held.
Olympia Jiron, 96, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2005.
She was a member of the Catholic Church, the Catholic Daughters and the Legion of Mary. She was a teacher for the Catron County Schools and was retired from the Tucumcari Schools after 50 years of service.
She is survived by four nieces, Lucille Montoya, Gloria Barron, Stella DeSoto (and husband, Joe), Amelia Montoya (Gerald); four nephews, Felix Chavez, Luis Chavez, Fermin Chavez (Mary Lou), Arturo Chavez (Maria) and many grand-nieces and great-grand-nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
Services were held at the Church of the Ascension Catholic Church in Albuquerque; burial followed in Pajarito Cemetery.
Pallbearers were John Montoya, Juanito Montoya, David Harlan-Montoya, Robert Montoya, Steven Montoya and Rose Montoya.
Arrangements were by Gabaldon Mortuary in Albuquerque.

Jim Sasser

Services: 10 a.m. today at the Imperial Gardens in Pueblo, Colo.
Jim “Sonny” Sasser, 70, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2006.
He was born May 7, 1935, in Cheyenne, Okla.
He was a graduate of Porter High School and served his country in the U.S. Army.
He was a master knife maker known nationwide for his handmade knives and an avid outdoorsman.
He is survived by a son, Mike Sasser, and a daughter, Phyllis Anselmo, both of Pueblo; a granddaughter and one great-grandson; a sister, Yvonne Longoria, and two brothers, Donald Conway and Wesley Conway, all of Oklahoma; cousins Monty Sasser (and wife, Beverly) of Tucumcari and Don McCoy of Endee, N.M.
Arrangements are by Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari.