Obituaries (02/08/2012)

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SILVA – Tiburcio F. Silva Jr. “Toby” was born on November 14, 1930 in Socorro, NM and passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2012 at the age of 81.  He is survived by his children, Anthony Silva, Andrea Peralta and husband James, Bernadette Hareland and husband Geir, Mark Silva and wife Diane, and Chris Silva and wife Becky; four sisters, Mary Louisa Jojola, Isabel Giron, Corine Montoya, and Teresa Silva; brother, Julian Ray Silva, seven grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who love and will miss him.  A Graveside Service will be held with US Navy Honors at Santa Fe National Cemetery on Friday, February 10, 2012 at 11:15am.  Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW ABQ. 505-343-8008.

MENDOZA – Pete Mendoza was born September 6, 1937 in San Marcial, NM and went into the arms of our Lord on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, at the age of 74. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eloy and Ignacita; son, Daniel; brother and sisters. Pete is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Mary Mendoza; children, Debra. Bernal, Yvette Garcia and husband Toby, Margie Maldonado and husband Charlie, Peter Mendoza, and Geraldine Mendoza; grand and greatgrandchildren; sisters, Tommie Rosas and husband Ray and Lydia Gonzales and husband, Peter; brothers, Julian Mendoza, Epetacio Mendoza and wife, Katie, Ralph Mendoza, and Victor Mendoza; and many loving nephews and nieces. He who knew no strangers, will be immensely missed and remembered by his loving, caring, kind, and humorous heart. His courage is known from his childhood throughout the years passed down keeping our families hearts full filled. He was greatly respected and appreciated, and helped many people during his long career in the construction industry. Please join us for services at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Peralta. A Rosary will be recited on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 7:00pm with a visitation beginning
at 6:30pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday. February 9, 2012 at 10;OOam, with a visitation beginning at 9:30am. Honorary Pallbearers will be Brendan and Brian, the lights of his life. A private family burial will take place at a later time. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW Alb. 505-343-8008.

SCARBOROUGH – Esther Elizabeth “Pat” Scarborough, 83, passed away peacefully Saturday, February 4, 2012 in Socorro, NM.  She was born in Big Spring, TX on June 13, 1928, to Jessie G. and Georgia (Haynes) Crawford. She was preceded in death by her husband, Aaron Kent Scarborough; her sons, A. G. Scarborough and George “Duffy” Scarborough; her parents; her eight brothers and sisters, Willa Mae Sipes, Alexander Crawford, Leonard Crawford, Pete Crawford, Harold Crawford, Bertus Autrey, Dolly Autrey and Sam Crawford, her grandchildren, Chris Scarborough and Rodney Scarborough, and two great grandchildren, Santiago Scarborough and Juliette Saiz. Pat was a resident of Lemitar, NM since 1951.  She owned and operated the Airport Restaurant for a couple of years in the late 1960’s and she was a waitress at the Vagabond for many years.  Pat was very involved with the local DAV and she enjoyed playing games and arranging picnic outings.  She especially enjoyed spending time with her loving family. Pat is survived by son, Leonard Scarborough and wife, Johnnie; her daughter in law, Barbara Scarborough; 14 loving grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Cremation has taken place and a private family memorial service will be held at later date. Pat’s care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services, 309 Garfield St., Socorro, New Mexico, 87801. 575-835-1530


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