Published: Saturday, February 19th, 2005
Margarito Aragon Sr Margarito Aragon Sr., 92, a 55 year resident Chochas Dam until he moved to Sante Fe in 2001, died Feb. 16, 2005 at the Sombrillo Nursing Home in Los Alamos. Aragon was born in Sabinosos on Dec. 3, 1912 to the late Simon Aragon and Genoveva Maes. He married Maria Marina Martinez on Aug. 22, 1932 in Mosquero. He was a sheep and cattle rancher at Bell Ranch and other areas. He was a farmer at the Clabber Hill Rance. He worked for the New Mexico State Highway Department at the Trementina District 4 and was owner of the Plaza De Chochas Bar and Grill. He loved touring New Mexico, especially the high country areas such as Taos, Mora, Red River and Cimarron Coanon. He was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Pablo Aragon, Alfredo Aragon, Antonio Aragon, Bengino Aragon and Anotonio Aragon; sisters Guadalupe Aragon-Martinez, Julianita Aragon, Antonia Aragon, Adel Aragon and Annie Aragon; and grandson-in-law, Melecio Sanchez. Survivors are his wife, Maria Argon of Los Alamos; two sons Johnny Aragon of Albuquerque, Margarito Aragon, Jr. (Virginia) of Sante Fe; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one expected great-great-grandson and numerous nieces nephews other relatives and friends. Rosary devotional services were Friday evening. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. today at the Nuestra Senora De Guadalupe Church in Sabinoso with Father David Phillipson as celebrant Interment will follow at Nuestra Senora De Guadalupe Cemetery in Sabinoso. Casket bearers will be James Lloyd, Abraham Lucero, Juan Aragon, Margarito Aragon, Simon Martinez and Antonio Aragon. Arrangements were made by Rogers Mortuary in Las Vegas. George Jobe Sr George Jobe Sr., 68, of Dumas, Texas, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005, in Amarillo. He was born on April 3, 1936, in San Miguel County. He married Velda Cathey on June 14, 1985, in Dumas. Family members said he loved ranch work and horses. He was preceded in death by a son, Vic Johnson. Survivors include his wife, Velda; three sons, Johnny C. and Danny Jobe, both of Clovis, and George Jobe Jr. of Dumas, Texas; two daughters, Tammy Frazier of Grady and Sandy Johnson of Canon City, Colo.; four step-sons, Keith Bassham, of Nixa, Mo., Mike Bassham of Garden City, Kan., Bill Bassham of Plano, Texas, and Larry Cathey of Canyon, Texas; three step-daughters, Frances Martin of Albuquerque, and Sharon King and Sharyl Best, both of Amarillo; and numerous great-grandchildren. The family will be at 834 N. Maddox in Dumas, Texas. Services will be at 7:30 p.m. today at Morrison Memeorial Chapel in Dumas. The Rev. Jay McGaughy will officiate the services, assisted by Keith Bassham. Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity. Arrangements are by Morrison Funeral Directors of Dumas, Texas. Myrtie Martha Boatman Myrtie Martha Boatman ,79, died in Amarillo on Feb. 14, 2005 following an extended illness. Boatman was born June 2, 1925 in Pueblo, Colo. She had been a long time resident of Tucumcari. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Tucumcari. Survivors are her husband of 61 years, Alvin Boatman of Tucumcari; two sons, James Michael Boatman (and wife, Traci,) of Gallup and Robert Paul Boatman (Jackie) of Bastrop, Texas; one daughter, Winona Wallis (Francis) of Quay; eight grandchildren and eight great-granchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Addie Beele Pinkston; and two brothers, James Everett and Robert Edward Click. Funeral services were on Friday at 10 a.m. in the Dunn Memorial Chapel with pastor Fred Caton of Trinity Baptist Church and Rev. Bob Civil, Baptist minister, officiating. The pall bearers were Earl Boatman, Johnny Boatman, Lloyd Boatman, Rusty Burress, Jimmy Halsey and Franklin Sollberger. Honorary pall bearers were close friends and neighbors. The burial followed at the family plot in the San Jon cemetery in San Jon. Willa Dean Higgins Willa Dean Higgins, 79, of Fort Sumner, died Feb. 15, 2005, at the Guadalupe County Hospital. She was born on March 26, 1925, in Antlers, Okla., to Hank and Pauline Blevins Cooper. She was raised and attended school in Antlers. Her family moved to a ranch west of Santa Rosa in 1941. She married John R. Higgins on Nov. 10, 1949, in Taos. They made their home in Cuervo from 1949 to 1979. She owned and operated Willa’s Beauty Shop in Santa Rosa for many years. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Santa Rosa. She was a member of Eastern Star in Santa Rosa. They made their home in Fort Sumner in the 1980’s. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her husband; four sons, John R. Higgins Jr. (and wife, Eva) of Cuervo, Freddy Higgins of Beaumont, Texas, Gene Higgins of Fort Sumner, and Joe Higgins (Theresa) of Las Vegas, Nev.; a brother, Hugh Cooper (Tini) of Tucumcari; a sister, Orva Lee Barnhart of Albuquerque; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Cuervo Cemetery in Cuervo. Her sons and grandsons will officiate services. Burial will be at Cuervo Cemetery. Arrangements are by Chavez Funeral Home of Santa Rosa. Bevan Odenweller Bevan Odenweller, 59, of Portales, died Feb. 16, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on Feb. 26, 1945, in Cleveland, to Florence and Charles Odenweller. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Parks Odenweller. Survivors include his wife; two sisters, Chariss Southwood-Smith of Hackensack, N.J. and Vickie Millard of Honolulu, Hawaii; and several nieces and nephews. He married Dianne Bush on Feb. 14, 1998, in Logan. They moved to Clovis in 1999. He had lived in Portales for the past year. He was active in the Senior Citizens, and enjoyed playing duplicate bridge. Family members said friends will remember him for his gardening and the fruits and vegetables he gave them. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Mary Alice Mata Mary Alice Mata, 78, died at her home in Mosquero on Feb. 16 2005. Mata was born on May 20, 1926 in Cabeza. For many years she was a care giver, taking care of others in their time of need. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mosquero. She was preceded in death by her parents Vicente and Carolina Mata; two daughters, Linda Mata and Cathy Mata; one son Benny Mata; and one grand daughter Mary Alice Delgadillo. Survivors include six daughters, Carri Archuleta (and husband Nick) of Mosquero, Delia Rawden of Cedar Hill, Texas, Evelyn Baca of Albuquerque, Theresa Martinez and friend George Archuleta of Mosquero, Louise Arguello (Tommy) of Clovis, and Rita Palos (Jose) of Mosquero; four sons Bert Mata (Shirley) of Albuquerque, Tommy Mata, Steve Mata and friend Diane, and Vincent Mata, all of Mosquero; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Rosary was Friday night in Mosquero. The Mass of Resurrection was at The St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mosquero at 10 a.m. Rev. David Phillipson and Rev. Larry Brito were celebrants. Pall bearers were Bert Mata, Vicente Mata, Tommy Mata, Steve Mata, Ermenio Mata and Leo Mata. Honorary pall bearers were Thomas Trujilo, Joe Culbertson, Robert Cordova, Arnold Miera, Mick Archuleta, Tommy Araguello, Joge Palos George Trujilo and all grand and great grandchildren. Burial followed the mass in the family plot of the Mosquero Cemetery in Mosquero.
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