Obituaries (6/27/2013)

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ROMERO – Gilbert “Gilly” Romero, 48, a resident of Socorro, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2013 peacefully in his sleep while at home. He was prceeded in death by his mother, Dell Romero, and his sister Elaine Romero. Gilly is survived by: his wife, Misty Romero and stepsons Clayton, Travis and Christopher; his father, Mel Romero and wife Diane Perry, of Lemitar; his sisters, Becky Silva of Lemitar, Linda Camunez and husband Cigi of Lemitar, and Mary Ann Silva of Hobbs, NM; his brother Robert Hignight and wife Kim of Lemitar; nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, lots of extended family and many many friends. The Memorial Services will be held Saturday, June 29, 2013, 10AM, at the Church of Latter Day Saints, El Camino Real, Socorro, NM to celebrate Gilly’s life. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Special Memorial Account set up at the Bank of America, Socorro, NM in Misty Romero’s name. Arrangements are being handled by Riverside Funeral Home of Los Lunas, 820 Main St. NE, 505-565-1700.  Everyone welcomed.

RIVERA – Joe Rivera, 72, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at his home in Socorro after a lengthy illness. He was born in San Antonio, NM on January 31, 1941, to Nicholas and Romanola (Barreras) Rivera. Joe’s passion in life included fishing and his love for horses. He started working on the family ranch at a very young age. Joe was a Team Roper and horse breeder in his time. Joe loved everyone and was greatly loved. He was preceded in death by his parents. Joe is survived by his wife of 21 years, Josie (Gallegos) Rivera; daughter, Ingrid Rivera; son, Joe R. Rivera; step-daughters, Sylvia Ortega and husband, Rudy, Luisa Cocoa and husband, Bob, and Loretta Rivera and husband, Joe; step-sons, Sam Tenorio and Charles Tenorio and wife, Martha; brother, Frank Rivera; sisters, Mary Chavez, Patsy Freeze, and Annie Padilla; 20 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Cremation has taken place and services will be held at a later date. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Joe’s care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services, 309 Garfield Street, Socorro, NM 87801, 575-835-1530.