Obituaries 4/4/2013

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O’BANNON – James Edward “Jimmy” O’Bannon, 57, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 23, 2013. He was born in Clovis on Aug. 20, 1955, to John J. and Hallie E. (Wilkerson) O’Bannon. James was a Socorro resident since April 1994. He worked at Raks as a yardman for about 10 years before becoming a dining attendant for Chartwells at New Mexico Tech. James was an avid gardener. He had a green thumb and could grow anything. He loved to travel and take vacations. James looked forward to “movie night” with his friends every week. He enjoyed collecting movies, especially Old Western movies with John Wayne. James also enjoyed collecting his TV guide, clocks and watches. James participated in the Special Olympics for the last 17 years. He earned gold medals in many field events, meter races, cycling and also the softball throws. James was a friend to everyone he ever met. He was preceded in death by his mother and his brother Cleon O’Bannon. James is survived by his fiancee of 10 years, Christine Schwartzenberg; his father, John J. O’Bannon; his sisters Linda Slack, Mary Grady, Rose Archer and husband, Ivan, and Virginia Fultz; his brothers Bobby O’Bannon and wife, Debbie, and Ronald O’Bannon; and many nieces, nephews and other loving family members. James will also be greatly missed by his Tresco family and friends. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Daniels Family Funeral Services – Socorro Chapel, 309 Garfield St. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com. James’ care has been entrusted to:
Daniels Family Funeral Services
309 Garfield St.
Socorro, NM 87801
575-835-1530

MADRIL – Benny E. “Pinky” Madril, 59, passed away peacefully Friday, March 29, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Magdalena on May 21, 1953, to Pablo and Clara (Ortega) Madril. Benny, or “Pinky” as he was affectionately known, was a lifelong resident of Magdalena. He was a heavy equipment operator and retired after 25 years of service with the Socorro County Road Department. In his younger years, Benny was very athletic and enjoyed playing softball and basketball. Benny enjoyed fishing, hunting, trapping and occasionally visiting the casinos. He loved listening to Spanish music and always had a song in his heart. Above all, Benny was devoted to his faith, his wife, his daughters, his siblings and his Magdalena Steers. He was preceded in death by his beloved parents and his niece Andrea Torres. Benny is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Isabel (Gutierrez) Madril; his devoted daughters Consuelo Madril and Corine Madril and companion, Wally Sanchez; his son Sam Sanchez; his brother Paul Madril and wife, Rosa; his sisters Ester Chavez and husband, Pat, Mela Candelaria and husband, Silverio, Irene Hernandez, Alice Saldivar and Elsie Gutierrez and husband, Ramon; and many nieces, nephews, other loving family members and close friends. A holy rosary was recited Monday, April 1, 2013, at 7 p.m. at the St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Magdalena. The Mass of Resurrection was celebrated Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at 10 a.m., also at the St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church with Father Andrew Pavlak as celebrant. Interment took place in the Magdalena Cemetery. Pallbearers were Joe Hernandez, Anthony Chavez, Anthony Trujillo, Ruben Martinez, Neil Waldon and Wally Sanchez. Honorary pallbearers are Ramon Gutierrez, Ray Martinez, Jesus Martinez, Jimmy Sanchez, Ricardo Gutierrez, Ronald Torres Jr., Valentine Trujillo and Jerry Torres. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Benny’s care has been entrusted to:
Daniels Family Funeral Services
309 Garfield St.
Socorro, NM 87801
575-835-1530