Obituaries (12/12/2012)


ESTRADA – Josie (Padilla) Estrada, 79, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at home surrounded by family and friends in Albuquerque. She was born at her parents’ ranch in San Lorenzo Canyon, N.M. on Sept. 4, 1933, to Herminio and Doloritas (Romero) Padilla. Josie was a dedicated lifetime member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.  Josie is survived by her brothers: Lauro Vigil, Albuquerque, and John Vigil, San Antonio, N.M. Her sisters: Flora Millfelt, Santa Clara, Calif. and Beatrice Chavez, Socorro.  She was a loving Mother to: Albert Estrada, San Antonio; Linda Wilcox, Albuquerque and Reuben Estrada, Albuquerque.  Josie was also a loving grandmother to: Robert Lee IV, Albuquerque; Christopher Wilcox, Sacramento, Calif.; Benjamin Estrada, San Antonio; Zachary Estrada (preceeded in death); Christian Estrada, Orange, Calif.; Alyssa Estrada, Albuquerque  and Reuben Estrada Jr., Albuquerque . Visitation will be held Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 10 a.m. with the Memorial Service beginning at noon in the Strong-Thorne Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services, 1100 Coal Ave. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, (505)842-8800. A Graveside Service will be held Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at noon at Socorro Seventh-day Adventist Cemetery. Directions are available at Daniels Family Funeral Home in Socorro (575) 835-1530. In lieu of flowers Memorial contributions are welcome to help with the expense of her burial.  Mail checks to: Reuben Estrada 421 Palomas Drive NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. To view information or leave a condolence please visit Daniels Family Funeral Services, 1100 Coal Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

HOWARD – Louis E. Howard  August 19, 1939 – Dec. 4, 2012. Louis passed away at home in Pahrump, Nev. on Dec. 4, 2012, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.  He is survived by his Wife Mildred (Midge) His daughter, Deborah Pastorelli and grandsons Anthony Pastorelli and Joseph Pastorelli all of Pahrump and son Thomas Howard of Rio Rancho, he was preceded in death by his son Michael Howard.  Louis was a long time former employee at the Nevada Test Site until 1994 when he moved to Socorro New Mexico where he has lived until returning to Pahrump this past summer. He was a member of the IBEW for 41 years. A memorial service will be held on Dec. 22 at 1 p.m. at the LDS Chapel in Pahrump, NV.

DePAULI – Patricia Lynn “Trish” DePauli Woods was born on January 18, 1960 and passed away at her parent’s home in Gallup on Dec. 3, 2012, after a long, hard, courageous battle against cancer. Trish was the first born child of Joan and Ed DePauli. She was born and raised in Gallup and graduated from Gallup High School in 1978. She worked at Holman’s Jewelry, Carbon Coal and California Supermarkets.  She married Dwight Woods in 1986.  They moved to Las Cruces briefly and then settled in Socorro where they raised their three sons– Gus, Johnny and Dennis Woods. She worked as a nurse assistant at Socorro Public Schools and pool manager at the Socorro city pool.  In February 2012, Trish returned to Gallup to live with her parents and to receive cancer treatments at the New Mexico Cancer Center.  She was an active member of PEO and a volunteer for the American Cancer Society where she helped organize and host many fundraisers for Relay for Life. Trish was known for her great sense of humor, her beautiful smile and her amazing ability to put everyone she loved ahead of herself.  She made friends where ever she went and she cared about each of them deeply.  Trish was a loving mother to her own boys and her jobs allowed her to nurture many other children throughout her life. She loved being outdoors and looked forward to family picnics at McGaffey.  Nothing made her happier than cooking for a group of hungry campers after a day of boating and swimming at Lake Powell.  In her final days, her motto was “pray, hope and don’t worry.” Her strong religious faith inspired others. Trish is survived by her husband Dwight Woods, her sons Gus, Johnny, and Dennis Woods. Her sisters, Gayle  DePauli Knight,  Martha DePauli; her brothers, Louis DePauli, Jr. and Mike DePauli, and her mother, Joan Corcoran DePauli. She leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends. Trish is preceded in death by her father, Louis “Ed” DePauli, grandparents, Helen and Tulio DePauli, and Martha and Chris Corcoran. Services are scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012. Rosary begins at 10:30 a.m., and Mass to follow at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 415 E. Green Street.  Private interment will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor – Villa Guadalupe, 1900 Mark Ave., Gallup, New Mexico.

GALLAHER – Roy Dale Gallaher was born on December 16, 1936 in Freer, Texas to Roy Franklin and Lorraine (Bailey) Gallaher. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Jack Gallaher, his baby sister Gallaher, and his loving wife of 57 years, Mary Katherine (Breece) Gallaher. He was raised in Albuquerque, NM and attended Albuquerque High. He was the quarterback for the Bulldogs, and became a leader in the ROTC. Instead of accepting one of the many Scholarships offered to him, Dale chose to marry the love of his life, Mary K and lead the cowboy life that he truly always loved. He Started as a ranch hand for Albert Harrington on the T.X. Ranch and Mary K was hired as a cook making $300 a month. He eventually was able to purchase his own ranch and go into business for himself. Dale enjoyed trading cars, guns, houses, ranches, cattle and airplanes. His favorites were Colt Bisley single action pistols and he was known as Mr. Bisley in the gun collectors world. His also enjoyed flying. Dale was an avid pilot and was know for his love of Cessna 195 Taildragger airplanes. He loved music. Dale played the drums for Glen Campbell in his early days and he could also play several other instruments and enjoyed singing, and especially dancing with Mary K. Above all, his true loves, were his wife and kids. Dale is survived by his children, Bill Gallaher; Gail Armstrong and husband, Dale; Lynn Major and husband, Randell; and Dan Gallaher; his grandchildren, Kelly, Kayla, KC, Kameron, Lane, Sarah Kate, Matt, and Danielle; his great grandchildren, JD Kersey, Abby Kersey, Kanyon Kern, and Braydon Armstrong; and many other loving family members. With Mary K waiting for him to join her for one last dance, Dale passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2012, surrounded by his loving family, A guy truly can die of a broken heart. A Celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 11:00 am at the Montosa Campground Church of the Living Water. Interment will follow in the Montosa Campground Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bill Gallaher, Dan Gallaher, Dale Armstrong, Randell Major, KC Armstrong, and Matt Major. Honorary Pallbearers are Lane Major, Kelly Kern, Kayla Kersey, Kameron Armstrong, Sarah Kate Gallaher, Danielle Gallaher, Eric Kern, Cody Kersey, Amanda Armstrong, and Fran Ganadonegro. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions or donations may be made in Dale’s honor to the Datil Christian Cowboy Church, PO Box 804 Datil, NM 87821. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit Dale’s care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services, 309 Garfield St., Socorro, NM 87801; 835-1530.