Obits Nov. 29
Published: Saturday, November 22nd, 2003
Sisto Garcia Sisto Garica, 72, died Nov. 25, 2003 at Trigg Memorial Hospital. He was born March 27, 1931 in Tucumcari. He was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the St. Joseph Society. Mr. Garcia was a retired New Mexico Highway Department surveyor. Mr. Garcia was preceded in death by his father Luis Garica and by one grandchild Noah Garcia. Survivors include his wife Celia of Tucumcari; his mother Stella Garcia of Dallas, Texas; four sons, Rudy Garica and wife Shirley of Portales, Louie Garcia and wife Lya of Santa Fe, Marty Garcia and wife Margaret of Tucumcari and Tommy Garica and wife Christy also of Tucumcari; two daughters, Tina Garcia of Tucumcari and Liz Hein and husband Dave of Tucumcari; 15 grandchildren and give great grandchildren; one brother, Chene Garcia of Tucson, Ariz.; five sisters, Emma Soto of California, Alice Roybal of Las Vegas, Rose Seagle, Jane Fowelks and Fabie Phelps all of Dallas, Texas. A rosary service was Friday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. A Mass of the Resurrection was this morning at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. The Rev. Leo Padget officiated. Burial followed at the family plot of the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers were Tony, Matthew, Joey, Michelle, Anita, Michael, Dean, and Beth Garcia, Christine Rivera and Melissa Garcia. Honorary pallbears were The Knights of Columbus and the St. Joseph Society. Arrangements by Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari. Ethel Flint Ethel Pauline Flint, 68, died Nov. 28, 2003 in San Jon. She was born Feb. 10, 1935 in Lordsburg. Mrs. Flint was a member of Golden Link Revekah Lodge 17 of San Jon, and a member of the DOES with the Tucumcari Elks Lodge 1172 of Tucumcari. For many years, she was with the Family Services which assisted military families where there were bases while her husband served in the U.S. Airforce. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary and of the American Legion Post 77 at Logan. Mrs. Flint was an avid supporter of the San Jon school system and helped at the San Jon senior citizens. She is preceded in death by her parents and one brother. Survivors include her husband Richard Flint of San Jon; son, Curtis of Port Orchard Washington; two daughters, Abeline, Texas and one brother, Dewayne Smith of Tonasket, Wash.; nine grandchildren; one grandchild; many nieces and nephews and other relatives. Services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at San Jon United Methodist Church. The Rev. Amy Jordan will officiate. Burial will be in the family plot of the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements by Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari Memorial donations may be made to Tucumcari Helping Hands Hospice in memory of Polly Flint. Andalesio Marquez Andalesio C. “Andy” Marquez 86, died Nov. 26, 2003, at Baptist St. Anthony’s Hospital in Amarillo. He was born Aug. 3, 1917 in Bernal. Mr. Marquez was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari. Survivors include his wife Casilda Marques of Tucumcari and numerous nieces and nephews. A rosary service is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. A Mass of the Resurrection will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. The Rev. Leo Padget will officiate. Burial will follow in the family plot of the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements by Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari. Mildred Arnold Mildred Belle Arnold, 83, died in the Baptist St. Anthony’s Hospital Nov. 23, 2003, in Amarillo. He was born May 15, 1921 in Enid, Okla. Mrs. Arnold was a homemaker and a member of the First Christian Church in Tucumcari. She is preceded in death by her sister Zelma and daughter Charlotte Louise Rucker; three sons, Carl Dee Rucker Jr., Clyde Rucker and Charles DeWayne Rucker. Survivors include her husband Horace of Tucumcari; four sons, Joe Dale Conners of Arkansas, Sammy Johnson of California, Walter Ray Rucker of Mel rose and Howard DeWayne Littell of Tucumcari; three daughters, Sue Bogart of Tucumcari, Annette Bradford of Oklahoma and Jeanette Teakell of Tucumcari. A grave side service is scheduled for 2 p.m. today burial will follow at the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. Jim Witcher will officiate. A lunch will be served at the First Christian Church beginning 12:30 p.m. Arrangements by Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari. Warren Batie Warren W. Batie, 100, died Nov. 24, 2003 in Grants. He was born in Eastland County, Texas July 18, 1903 to Claborne and Loue Batie. Mr. Batie was a member of the Church of christ, one of the founders of Artesia Peoples State Bank, a graduate of Drahagns’ Business College in Abilene, Texas. He pioneered the modern supermarket and is featured in the Artesia Museum. He owned and operated supermarkets in Artesia, Roswell, Carlsbad, Albuquerque, Alamogordo and Grants and in Pagosa Springs and Rocky Ford, Colo. also convenience stores in Alamogordo and Albuquerque. Following a career in the grocery business, the Baties moved to Colorado and later retired in Tucumcari on a little livestock farm that he dearly loved family members said. Mr. Batie moved to Grants in 1997. He was preceded in death by his wife Ruby after 75 years of marriage, his parents; three brothers, Luther, Dee and Toy; three sisters, Madge, M.L. and Agnes. Survivors include four brothers Eugene and Pat Batie of Odessa, Texas Elvis and Karen Batie of Grants, Laverne and Bob Jones of Grants and Don and Merle Batie of Chico, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren and one great great grandson; two sisters, Eva Billingsley of Paradise, Calif. and Wilma Reid of Roswell. Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Terpening and Son Mortuary Chapel. Roby Zumwalt and J.T. Ross officiating. Burial will follow at Woodbine Cemetery. Pallbearers are grandsons Rodney, Andy and Billy Batie, Don and David Jones; great grandsons Money, Jory and Brad White. Arrangements by Terpening and Son Mortuary of Artesia. Antonio Aragon Antonio C. “Tony” Aragon died Monday, Nov. 17, 2003. He was born in Tucumcari, NM on July 22, 1942. Mr. Aragon was dearly loved by his family and friends and will be missed. Survivors include daughters, Tricia Aragon and husband, Bruce Bell; Jolynne Herbert and husband, Jeremy Herbert; grandchildren, Laurel, Hayley and Justin; special friend, Emily Wenzelburger; mother of his daughters, Erlinda Diaz; sisters, Cornelia Tapia and Frances Gonzales; brother, Fred Aragon; numerous nieces, nephews and countless friends. Mr. Aragon was preceded in death by his parents, Sirilio and Lucianita Aragon; infant son, Mark Anthony and his brother, Manuel Aragon. He loved all sports and was a competitive athlete for the Tucumcari Rattlers. Tony attended Western New Mexico University on an athletic scholarship and graduated with a degree in accounting. He was employed by the U.S. Forest Service and worked in the Fiscal Department for 36 years. Once retired in January of 2000, Mr. Aragon enjoyed playing golf, attending LOBO games and spending time with family and friends. He was a loving and devoted father and grandfather who gave from his heart. Mr. Aragon was a friendly and fun-loving person who always had a smile on his face. He touched so many lives and will be missed by all, family members said. Honorary Pallbearers were Jim Acree, Tommy Bachicha, Mike Bernal, Joe Dominguez, Fred Duran, Bill Phillips, Joey Martinez, Ralph Martinez and Billy Zamora. A rosary and celebration of life were Friday at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. Mass was celebrated this morning at Prince of Peace Catholic Community, in Albuquerque. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Tony Aragon Athletic Scholarship Fund at Western New Mexico University. Please contact Don Tressler at (505) 538-6310 for more information. Arrangements by French Mortuary, of Albuquerque. Jeffery Wagley Jeffery Scott Wagley, of Melrose, 41, died Nov. 18, 2003 at his home. He was born Sept. 26, 1962 to C.C. and Lyneva Bryan Wagley in Clovis. Mr. Wagley is preceded in death by his parents and son Layne Wagley. The farmer/rancher graduated from Melrose High School in 1980 and attended Eastern New Mexico University. He married Debra Womack May 21, 1983 in Capitan. He was a member of the Forrest Fire Departent and a Quay and Curry County 4-H leader. Survivors include his wife Debra Wagley of the home; three brothers, James Wagley and wife Billie and Charles “Buzz” Wagley all of Forest and John Wagley and wife Bobbie of Littlefield, Texas; sister, Carlin Gates and husband Don of Whiteface, Texas; five nieces and two nephews. Services were 10 a.m. today at Forrest Community Church in Forrest. Pastor Randy Billingsky and Pastor Roy Todd officiated. Burial followed at Beevers Cemetery in Forrest. Memorial contributions may be made to the Scott Wagley Memorial Fund, care of American Heritage Bank, PO Box 318 Melrose 88124 or to your local church. Arrangements by Steed-Todd Funeral Home of Clovis.
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