Benjamin Luis Pacheco
Published: Wednesday, December 13th, 2006
Benjamin Luis Pacheco Services: 10 a.m., today a Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Tucumcari. Benjamin Luis Pacheo, 61, died at his home in Tucumcari on Friday, Dec. 8, 2006, following an extended illness. Mr. Pacheco was born June 5, 1945 in Tucumcari. He graduated from the Tucumcari High School in 1964. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Colleton and served during the Viet Nam Conflict. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He received an associate degree from the Mesa Technical Community College. Surviving Mr. Pacheco are his wife, Lorraine, two daughters, Dinise (Michael) Benivedez and Laura Trujilo all of Albuquerque, and five grandchildren Issac, Brittney, Anthony, Angel and Gino, one great-granddaughter, Jasmine, all of Albuquerque. Also surviving are: five brothers, Joe (Elaine) Pacheco and Robert Pacheco, both of Tucumcari, David Pacheco of Clovis, Raymond Pacheco of California, and Ricky Pacheco, of Albuquerque; five sisters, Diana (Phil) Sanchez, Gloria (Pete) Rivera, and Vicky Pacheco, all of Albuquerque, and Diana (Sergio) Gonzales and Martha Pacheco, both of Tucumcari; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Benito and Luisa Pacheco. Leo Padget, pastor of St. Anne's Catholic Church is officiating at the services. Burial will be at the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari. Charles Strain Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Steed-Todd Funeral Home Chapel in Clovis. Burial will follow at Browning Cemetery in Quay County. Charles Strain, 97, of Clovis and formerly of Tucumcari, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2006, in Phoenix. Elvis Dean Batie Services: Have been held. Elvis Dean Batie, 74, of Grants, died at his home on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2006, following a lengthy illness. He was born on Dec. 7, 1931, in Lamesa, Texas, to William Warren Batie and Ruby Lea Batie. Mr. Batie grew up in Artesia and attended Fort Lewis College, Colorado State University and Eastern New Mexico University. He then entered the family grocery business and was instrumental in developing Batie's Foodway and Batie's Center in Grants. Following that, he farmed and ranched in Durango, Colo., and in Tucumcari. In 1977, Mr. Batie and his wife, Karen, opened the Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Shop in Grants. Mr. Batie was a member of the Grants Church of Christ. He enjoyed fly fishing, hunting, golf and all sports. He enjoyed coaching little league baseball. Mr. Batie is survived by his wife of 42 years Karen Ekholm Batie of Grants; his children, Lisa and David Armstrong of Odessa, Texas, Andrew and Cynthia Batie and William and Jessica Batie both of Albuquerque, and James VanFleet of Sacramento, Calif.; his grandchildren Whitney Armstrong, Cristopher Armstrong, Kassandra Armstrong, Zachary Batie, Troy Batie, Tyler Batie, Kara Batie and Krista Batie; his brothers Eugene Batie of Odessa, and Don Batie of Chico, Calif.; and his sister Laverne Jones of Grants. He was preceded in death by his parents. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Margaret "Lu" Ramirez scholarship fund, c/o Karen Batie, 1313 Nth 3rd, Grants, NM 87401, or the National Parkinson Foundation. Arrangements were by Direct Services of Albuquerque.
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