Obituaries (07/14/2012)


ORTIZ –  Jose Severo “Sevy” Ortiz, age 80, a resident of Magdalena passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2012.  He was a member of Trinity Christian Fellowship in Socorro. Sevy was born in Kelly, N.M. on Nov.3, 1931. His family moved to Magdalena when he was a young child. Sevy joined the Air Force after high school and served in the Korean War. Sevy and Mamie were married for almost 53 years raising their family in Albuquerque and then Magdalena. Sevy retired from the NRAO in 1994. He loved basketball, classic cars and especially his family. He loved being a foster grandparent at Magdalena Elementary School. It was a joy to him to get up in the morning and spend time with those children he loved and who loved him back. Grandpa Sevy loved you all so very much and we know he will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Aurelia Tafoya Ortiz of Magdalena; and brother, Frank Ortiz of Albuquerque. Sevy is survived by his loving wife, Mamie Wolfe Ortiz; daughter, Valerie and husband, Dale Key of Magdalena; sons, Leroy and wife, Vanna Wasser of Fayettville, N.C. and Larry and wife, Tami of Rio Rancho; grandchildren, Jared and Samantha Key, Brian and Kelly Ortiz, Briana and Barrett Ortiz, Michael Lopez, Marisa Lopez, Jack Pettit and Lorelle Moses; great-granddaughter, “Peanut” Cheyenne Elizabeth Bottomly; brothers, Albert Ortiz and wife, Cecelia “Perry” of T or C, NM and Pat Ortiz and wife, Bonnie “Nau” of Albuquerque, NM. A viewing will be held at Magdalena Schools Fine Arts Center on Thursday, July 12, at 12:30 p.m. with a Funeral Service at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Magdalena Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jared Key, Dion Ortiz, James Wolfe, Ramon Molina, Kenneth Apachito and Tommy Montoya. The Ortiz family would like to thank you for joining us as we celebrate the life of Sevy Ortiz. We hope that you were touched in someway by his life and maybe even a little inspired. Thank you for coming and God Bless you all. Sign Sevy’s online register book at Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen, N.M. In leiu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Storehouse, P.O. Box 701, Socorro, NM 87801.

TRUJILLO – Leroy Joseph Trujillo, 52, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2012, in Albuquerque. He was born in Magdalena on Sept. 9, 1959, to  Antonio J. and Eva E. (Gomez) Trujillo.  Leroy was dedicated to his job and was a very hard worker. He liked to work on cars and trucks and he enjoyed helping other people, making home improvements and spending time with his granddaughter.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Eva.  Leroy is survived by his loving wife, Juanita Vigil; his father, Antonio; step-children, Manuel and Victoria Vigil; granddaughter, Giuliana Vigil; his brothers, James Trujillo and  wife, Vida, and Pat Trujillo and fiance, Debbie Collins; his sisters, Marcella Peralta and  husband, Kenneth, and Denise Pino and  husband, Adrian; and many aunts,  uncles, nieces and nephews.  A Rosary will be recited on Monday, July 16, 2012 at 9:30 am at the St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Magdalena.  Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at St. Mary Magdalene at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 16, 2012, with father Andrew Pavlak as celebrant.  Interment will be in the Magdalena Cemetery.  Pallbearers are: Johnny Latasa, Steve Hooper, Lucas Cearley, Mario Peralta, Manuel Vigil and Anthony Pino. Honorary Pallbearers are: Ambrosio Trujillo, West Trujillo, Patrick Trujillo and Zach Pino.  To view information or leave a condolence, please visit . Leroy’s services are under the care of: Daniels Family Funeral Services, 309 Garfield St., Socorro, NM 87801. 575-835-1530