Obituaries (09/26/13)


GONZALES — Manuela J. Gonzales, 95, passed away peacefully Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in Albuquerque surrounded by her loving family. She was born in San Antonio on April 19, 1918, to Tranquilino and Teresita (Padilla) Jaramillo.
Manuela enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing and crocheting. She loved working in her flower garden and raising her baby chicks. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt. She will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years, Serafin Gonzales; her parents; her brothers Tranquilio Jaramillo Jr. and Juan Jaramillo; and her sisters Flora Cardenas and Lydia Jaramillo.
Manuela is survived by her loving children Raymond Gonzales and wife, Lala; Sylvia Vivian; and Michael Gonzales; and her brothers Roy and Alex Jaramillo. Manuela will also be greatly missed by her grandchildren Tanya Gonzales and husband, Patrick Padilla; Duane Gonzales and wife, Sandra; Christine Gonzales; Michelle Gonzales; and Brittney Romero and husband, Michael; and her great-grandchildren Kendrick Padilla, Jaryn Gonzales, Jasmine Gonzales, Jayla Gonzales, Amiah Romero, Joaquin Gonzales, Nathaniel Gonzales and Michael I. Romero.
A holy rosary was recited Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at 7 p.m. at the San Miguel Catholic Church, 403 El Camino, Socorro. The Mass of Resurrection was celebrated Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at 9 a.m. at San Miguel Catholic Church with Father Andrew Pavlak as celebrant. Interment took place in the San Miguel Catholic Cemetery following the service.
Pallbearers were Duane Gonzales, Jaryn Gonzales, Patrick Padilla, Kendrick Padilla, Michael Romero, Richard Jaramillo, Bobby Jaramillo and Mando Renteria. Honorary pallbearers were Jasmine Gonzales, Jayla Gonzales, Amiah Romero, Joaquin Gonzales, Nathaniel Gonzales and Michael I. Romero. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit Manuela’s care has been entrusted to:
Daniels Family Funeral Services
309 Garfield St.
Socorro, NM 87801

SCOTT — Carl L. Scott, age 94, went home to the Lord in his sleep on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. Carl “Heavy” Scott was born in Milledgeville, Tenn., on June 10, 1919, to Clyde and EulaLee (McComb) Scott.
The family moved to eastern New Mexico where they were sharecroppers. Clyde also had a grist mill and a blacksmith shop. Carl grew up in Dora, 25 miles from Portales. He was the second of EulaLee’s seven children: Harl, Carl, Orene, Kathleen, Clyde Jr., Rama-Jean and Verl-Dean. EulaLee died when the younger girls were in their early teens. Clyde and his second wife, Marie, had two sons, James and Don, Carl’s half-brothers.
Carl had a childhood full of much responsibility working on the farm, in the grist mill and in the blacksmith shop to help support the family after his father removed him from school when he completed the third grade. In the first grade, Carl was the marble-shooting champion. Carl married Rubye Fisher on Dec. 31, 1937.
Carl and Rubye were known to welcome teenage James and Don into their home as if they were sons and brothers to their own two boys. They celebrated their 75th anniversary this past New Year’s Eve. Rubye passed away June 16, 2013.
Carl, who was known as Heavy Scott, had a 35-year career as a welder and mechanic, first with his father and then with various road construction companies in east-central New Mexico.
He worked with O.C. Cowart Road Construction Company from 1945 to 1970 as the superintendent of the shop and heavy equipment maintenance. He was a master mechanic. Upon retirement, Heavy took the opportunity to work with Lloyd in the Scott’s NAPA Auto Supply store in Socorro. He and Rubye moved to Socorro and worked together with Annette and Lloyd at the NAPA store for several years.
In Socorro, Heavy and Rubye joined the Old Car Club and he began to restore old cars from the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s. They often took their restored old cars to events in other states with other Old Car Club members. Carl and Rubye had two sons, Lloyd and David, whom they raised in Albuquerque. They were members of Heights Baptist Church and taught the Sunday school class for 4-year-olds together. After they moved to Socorro, they joined the First Baptist Church.
Carl was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 75 years, Rubye Mae; sisters Verl-Dean Scott, Kathleen Pruitt and Orene Knight; and brothers Harl and James Scott.
Carl is survived by his loving sons Lloyd Scott and wife, Annette, and David Scott and wife, Debbie; brother Clyde Scott Jr. and wife, Laura, and Don Scott and wife, Erica; sister Rama-Jean Brown; grandchildren Deborah Scott, Lori Romero and husband, Frank, and Bryan Scott; great-grandchildren Erin Romero and Randall Romero; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and his caregiver Sarah Padilla.
Carl will be remembered by his family, friends and acquaintances for his honest commitment to excellence in workmanship, his creativity and eagerness to meet a project challenge, and his quick wit and love of a joke. He’ll also be remembered for his sometimes grumpy cantankerousness, his practical spin to the circumstances of life, his helpful attitude and actions in his areas of expertise, his love for his family and friends, and his quiet loyalty to Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.
A celebration of his life and to honor his memory will be held Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 203 Spring SW, Socorro, with Pastor Paul Holt officiating. Interment will be in the Socorro Cemetery. Pallbearers are Deborah Scott, Bryan Scott, Lori Romero, Frank Romero, Erin Romero and Randall Romero. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit Carl’s care has been entrusted to:
Daniels Family Funeral Services
309 Garfield St.
Socorro, NM 87801

APACHITO — The Apachito family of the late Fred M. Apachito and Trenique J. Apachito thanks Daniels Family Funeral Home, Alamo Navajo School Board Inc. and especially the surrounding area of Socorro for being helpful to the family with financial donations. We can’t thank you enough for the comfort and support we very much needed at one of the saddest times in our lives. May God richly bless you! From, Apachito families.

TARANGO — Manuel Tarango, 82, passed away Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at his home with his family by his side. He was born in Valles Zaragosa, Coahuila, Mexico, on June 24, 1931, to Jesus and Rosario (Chavez) Tarango.
Manuel was a resident of Socorro since 1950. A carpenter by trade, he enjoyed woodworking as a hobby and took great pride in making things out of wood. Manuel also enjoyed his hunting trips.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers Vicente and Jesus Jr.; and his sisters Candelaria Tarango and Leonarda Avitia. Manuel is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Cecilia (Padilla) Tarango; his daughter Lupe Tarango Turner; and his sister Nicolasa Valenzuela. A memorial service was held Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at 2:30 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 922 Ake Ave., Socorro. Interment was held in the Socorro Cemetery. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit Manuel’s care has been entrusted to:
Daniels Family Funeral Services
309 Garfield St.
Socorro, NM 87801

GONZALES — Richard “Richie” Gonzales, 43, a resident of Las Cruces, formerly of Luis Lopez, passed away Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, in Houston at the Methodist Transplant Hospital after a long battle with heart failure.
Richie was born in Socorro on March 30, 1970, to Richard L. Gonzales and Barbara J. (Anaya) Gonzales. Richie was a licensed journeyman. He took great pride in this career path and was very proficient at it. Richie was, to many, a wonderful friend with a warm smile, a memorable, infectious laugh and a big heart, who will forever be in our hearts.
Everyone who knew Richie knew he was the Washington Redskins’ number one fan.
Richie’s greatest passion in life was his family. He and wife, Candi, recently celebrated 25 years of marriage. To Candi, Richie was the greatest husband in the world. Through all of his pain with his illness he continued to smile and comfort his family. He was their strength. He was their rock. Richie was also a loving father to daughter Shamari and son Brandon.
Richie was preceded in death by his great-grandmother Paubilta Peralta; grandparents David Gonzales and Juanita Gonzales; aunt Letia Mendoza and his sister-in-law Heidi Welch. Richie is survived by his parents, Richard and Barbara Gonzales, of Luis Lopez; his loving wife, Candi; daughter Shamari and son Brandon Gonzales, of Las Cruces; brothers Mackie Gonzales, of Luis Lopez, and Billy Savedra, of Socorro; sister Talitha Anaya and brother-in-law Sefie Anaya, of Socorro; mother-in-law Jeannie Martinez, and father- and mother-in-law Charlie and Barbara Benjamin, all of Las Cruces; and many loving aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and many, many cousins who all loved Richie very much.
Pallbearers were Manual Barreras, Mackie Gonzales, Billie Joe Gallegos, Larry Gonzales, Billy Savedra and Lance Welch. Honorary pallbearers were Dylan Gallegos, Laci Welch, Tivonne Anaya, Michael Anaya, Elrich Sevedra, Roddy Mendoza and David Silva.
Home at last, Richie was laid to rest at the San Jose Cemetery, “Only in Luis Lopez.”
The family extends a special thank-you to the staff of Memorial Medical Center, CCU for their special, loving care of Richie and his family.
To my family: “I love you all. Thank you with all of my heart for being with me on this wonderful journey. Until we meet again. Love Always, Richie.”