Obituaries (11/28/2012)

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ROMERO – Ofelia P. “Sally” Romero, 89, passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Los Angeles on Aug. 19, 1923, to Meregildo and Ysabel (Juarez Corona) Parra. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, two sisters, her beloved daughter Jennie, and her friend and father of her children, Benito Romero. Sally was a lifelong resident of San Antonio. She was a very talented and artistic woman. She enjoyed drawing, crocheting and sewing. Sally loved to dance. Above all, Sally was a very devoted mother and grandmother. She adored and loved her family to the fullest. She often taught her children and grandchildren how to make tortillas — she loved it. Sally is survived by her daughters, Esther R. Myers and husband, Faustino, Frances Smith, and Toni Holcomb and husband, Grant; her son Phil Romero and wife, Bonnie; eleven loving grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many other loving family members. A holy rosary will be recited  Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at 8:30 a.m. at the San Miguel Catholic Church followed by a Mass of Resurrection, which will be celebrated at 9 a.m. with Father Andrew Pavlak as celebrant. Interment will take place in the San Antonito Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Zach Esquivel, Robert Smith, Joe Padilla, Benito Romero, Sefie Esquivel and Josh Gonzales. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Sally’s care has been entrusted to:
Daniels Family Funeral Services
309 Garfield St.
Socorro, NM 87801

GALLAHER – Mary Katherine Gallaher, 75, passed away peacefully Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Albuquerque  on April 24, 1937, to Charles Otis and Mary A. (Foard) Breece. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers David Kenneth Breece and Charles Otis Breece Jr.; and her sister Jane McDougal. Mary K. and her family resided most of their life in Datil and in Magdalena. She was a very outgoing and talented wife and mother. She built the family’s 5,000 square-foot adobe home and remodeled almost every home they had. Mary K. was a real estate broker and a devoted ranch wife. There was not anything she couldn’t do. Mary K. was fluent in both reading and speaking Spanish. She was the first recipient of the NMAA Sportsmanship Parent of the Year award. Mary K. loved to cook, hunt, sew, paint, and work with stained glass and wood. She enjoyed collecting vintage spurs and was known as the “spur lady.” Most of all she loved dancing with her husband, Dale. Mary is survived by her devoted husband of 57 years, Roy Dale Gallaher; her children Bill Gallaher, Gail Armstrong and husband, Dale, Lynn Major and husband, Randell, and Dan Gallaher; her grandchildren, who affectionately knew her as “Grammie,” Kelly, Kayla, K.C., Kameron, Lane, Sarah Kate, Matt and Danielle; her great-grandchildren J.D. Kersey, Abby Kersey, Kanyon Kern and Braydon Armstrong; and many other loving family members. A funeral service was held on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Montosa Campground — Church of The Living Water with the Rev. John Sirman. Interment followed in the Montosa Campground Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bill Gallaher, Dan Gallaher, Dale Armstrong, Randell Major, K.C. Armstrong and Lane Major. Honorary pallbearers were Matt Major, Kelly Kern, Kayla Kersey, Kameron Armstrong, Sarah Kate Gallaher, Danielle Gallaher, Eric Kern, Cody Kersey, Amanda Armstrong  and Fran Ganadonegro.To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Mary K.’s care has been entrusted to:
Daniels Family Funeral Services
309 Garfield St.
Socorro, NM 87801
575-835-1530