Obituaries 4/11/2013

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TORRES – Rose Torres, 92, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 4, 2013 with her loving children at her side. She was born in Tokay, NM on September 25, 1920 to Isaias and Estanislada (Bustos) Romero. During World War II, Rose worked in the ship yards in Oakland Ca. and then in 1950 she married the love of her life, Tony. They moved to Socorro, began their family and became lifelong residents. Rose was a cook for NM Tech and retired after 26 years of service. Rose loved to cook and work in her yard. Above all, She was a devoted, loving, and caring wife, mother, and grandmother and she was very devoted to her faith. She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband of 40 years, Meliton P. “Tony” Torres; her sisters, Adela Romero; Mary Gonzales; Millie Williams; Sefie Chavez; Sara Padilla; and Mauricia Gonzales; and her brother, Fabian Romero. Rose is survived by her devoted son, Lesmen Torres; her loving daughter, Gilda Macbain; her grandchildren, Tanya Macbain; Stefanie Smallhouse and husband, Andy; Steven Macbain; Jason Torres; and Brandon Torres; her great grandchildren, Hannah Rose Smallhouse; and Johnny Smallhouse; and many other loving family members. A Prayer Service will be held on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 7 p.m. at the Daniels Family Funeral Services – Socorro Chapel. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 10:00 am also at The Daniels Family Funeral Services – Socorro Chapel followed by the Interment, which will take place in the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 3 p.m. Pallbearers are Tanya Macbain, Stefanie Smallhouse, Steven Macbain, Jason Torres, Brandon Torres, and Andy Smallhouse. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Rose’s care has been entrusted to:
Daniels Family Funeral Services
309 Garfield St.
Socorro, NM 87801
575-835-1530

WHISENANT – Opal A. Whisenant. Opal Addle Whisenant, 93, of Gentry, Arkansas, died April 4, 2013, at Siloam Springs Nursing and Rehab, Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Born June 11, 1919, in Henryetta, Oklahoma, she was the daughter of Robert Lee Williams and Mary Lou Brock Williams.  She had lived in Roswell, New Mexico, and Amarillo, Texas, prior to moving to Arkansas in 1994. On October 1, 1936, she married J.C. Whisenant in Terry County, Texas. Opal worked as a quality inspector for Northrup during World War II and also worked as a certified nursing assistant. She and her husband were owner/operators of a locker plant in Socorro, New Mexico. She was a member of Business Professional Women and Beta Sigma Phi.  Opal was also a member of the Christian Church. Survivors include two sons, James E. Whisenant and wife  Barbara of Maysville, Arkansas, and Douglas L. Whisenant and wife Nancy of Anna, Texas; one daughter, Mary Frances Hancock and husband Reuben of Amarillo, Texas; nine grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Monday, April 8, 2013, at Wasson Memorial Chapel, Siloam Springs, Arkansas, with Mr. Larry Ellis officiating. Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday, April 7, at Wasson Funeral Home, Siloam Springs. Burial will be in Tucumcari, New Mexico, on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at 2 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to New Mexico Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 5000, Boys Ranch, NM 87002.  To sign the online guest book, visit www.wassonfuneralhome.com.

ARMIJO – Robert Kenneth Armijo, 46, of Albuquerque passed away on April 5, 2013, at home surrounded by his loving family.  Robert was born in Socorro, NM, and is preceded in death by his father, Joe P. Armijo, of San Antonio, NM.  Robert is survived by and is lovingly remembered by his mother, Rosemary Armijo of Albuquerque; Brothers Richard Armijo of Socorro and Joseph Armijo of Albuquerque; sister Melissa Armijo of Albuquerque; sister-in-law Zooila Armijo and nieces Savannah Padilla and Jazmin Armijo of Socorro.  Robert also leaves behind a lot of loving family and friends. Robert loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, camping, and spending time with his family.  We will always treasure and cherish his stories and funny sense of humor.  He was a kind and loving son, brother, and friend.  We will miss him deeply and feel truly blessed he was in our lives.

TAYLOR – Joyce Lucille Taylor, 80, passed away Friday, April 5, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Vinita, OK on July 26, 1932, to Raymond P. and Anna Marie (Measner) Land. Joyce grew up in Denver, CO and moved to the San Antonio, NM area around 1947. She married James Monroe Taylor in 1948. Joyce loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, arts and crafts, and embroidering. She worked at the San Antonio schools for 5 years with the Foster Grandparent Program because she loved to work with children and was a member of the Friends of the Bosque del Apache. She was a Pythian Sister and a member of the Socorro Baptist Temple. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and her son, Eddie Ray Taylor. Joyce is survived by sons, Earl Taylor, and Jim Taylor and his wife, Pauline; daughters, Margaret Pino, Karen McGinnis and husband, Donald, and Mary Lockridge and husband, Billy; thirteen grandchildren, and twenty-two great grandchildren. Visitation will be held Monday, April 8, 2013, from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Daniels Family Funeral Services – Socorro Chapel , 309 Garfield St., Socorro. Graveside Services will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. at the Socorro Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Earl Taylor, Jim Taylor, Mary Lockridge, Alvie Taylor, Buddy Drake, Carlos Pino. Honorary Pallbearers are Billy Lockridge, Tommy Lockridge, Jimmy Lockridge. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Joyce’s care has been entrusted to:
Daniels Family Funeral Services
309 Garfield Street
Socorro, NM 87801
575-835-1530