Obituary: Faun Metcalf

Former Eagle Nest educator Faun Metcalf, 98, passed in peace and went to be with Willard on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 in Raton. Born Jan....

Obituary: Marcia Gene Black

Marcia Gene Black, was born on July 9, 1924 in Decatur, IL and passed away on Thursday, August 21, 2014 in Albuquerque at the age of 90.  Marcia worked as a registered nurse at the Los Alamos Hospital for many years.  Marcia was preceded in death her daughter Rhonda. She is survived by her beloved husband Roy Black of Albuquerque; son Richard W. Black of South Carolina; and several grandchildren, as well as many friends and family who will greatly miss her. Per Marcia’s request, private services will be held.  Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. ABQ 505-343-8008.

Obituary: Gerrie Laughlin

Gerrie Laughlin passed away in Tucson, Ariz. on Dec. 17. She had fought a courageous battle with an extended illness and left her home in Angel Fire to seek comfort with her many family members and friends in the Coolidge/Florence, Ariz. area.

Obituary: Dale Ann Collier Tillery

Dale Ann Collier Tillery, 70 years young, went to be with the Lord on April 9, 2018. Dale moved from Lake Livingston Texas after...

Obituary: Angie Van De Valde

Angie Van De Valde was born in Quinlan, Okla. on June 29, 1922, and died on Dec. 29.

Obituary: Kurt Clifford Gallagher

October 3, 1954 – Feb 25, 2017 Kurt Clifford Gallagher was born to Budd and Greta Gallagher on October 3, 1954, and died on Feb 25,...

In memoriam: Wally Dobbs

When Wally Dobbs died July 21, 2015, at the age of 70, he left behind legion of friends, fans and followers – all whose lives will be less rich without Wally.

Obituary: Gilbert F. Salazar

Gilbert F. Salazar, 59, of Raton, died Sept. 26 in Raton. He was born July 4, 1954 in Denver, Colo. to John Daniel and Ermie Mary Salazar.

Jeffrey Don Kite, 49

Jeffrey (Jeff) Don Kite, 49, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away May 24, 2011 at the family home in Albuquerque. He was born March 8, 1962 in Albuquerque to Raymond Kite and Kathryn Tarpley Kite.

Obituary: Ralph Edward Pendleton Sr.

Ralph Edward Pendleton Sr., loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, husband, veteran of World War II, businessman and friend of many, passed away on May 24, 2014 in Raton, New Mexico at nearly 90 years of age. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond Alexander Pendleton and Eula Hanna Pendleton and by his wife of nearly 40 years, Bobbie Ruth Hilliard Pendleton.      Ralph was born in Roy, New Mexico in 1924 and after graduating from Roy High School attended the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque at a time in that city’s early history when he described the campus as “sitting all by itself in the desert above the valley town.” During these formative years, Ralph was a musician, part of the honor society, a fraternity member and an accomplished athlete, playing baseball for the New Mexico Lobos college team.After graduating college with a degree in Geology, and with the world at war in the mid 1940s, Ralph joined the Navy and completed flight training in Corpus Christi, Texas where he was awarded his pilot wings. Around this time, he wed the love of his life, Bobbie Ruth Hilliard, and together they commenced a marriage and life journey as a military family. The couple bore three sons and traveled to various military bases over the course of his Navy career including Washington DC, Virginia, Morocco Africa, Nebraska and Honolulu, Hawaii. His service duties included those of a Naval Aviator, a Strategic Air Command European Intelligence Representative and a joint staff officer for the Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet, at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He attained the rank of Lt. Commander during his 26 year military service.  Ralph remained in Hawaii after his retirement from the Navy, during which time he taught mathematics at a local intermediate high school. Soon thereafter in 1969 he returned to Raton, New Mexico with his family in tow and began working for the family business, Pendleton Oil and Gas Company. He worked throughout business locations in northern New Mexico as a managing officer of the company well into his 80s.