CANDELARIA — Vidal “Bill” Candelaria, 84, passed away, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Eagar, Ariz. He was born May 15, 1929, in Magdalena, the son of Roger and Delores Baca Candelaria.
Bill served his country in the United States Navy beginning in 1947 and retiring as CTCS U.S. Navy in 1969. He was known for his deep family devotion and was an avid supporter of all things community and was especially supportive of the local schools. Bill was also a bus contractor. After retirement, Bill’s love of the outdoors led him to travel with his wife, Ursula, who he affectionately referred to as his “child bride” or “trophy wife.”
He is survived by his wife, Ursula Lampe Candelaria of Quemado; sons Michael Candelaria of Quemado and Scott Candelaria of Portales; daughter, Denise Candelaria-Harris of Richwood, Texas; sister, Clara Jo Candelaria Fitch; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, brother Roger Candelaria and sister Edwina Ramos.
If you would like to leave an online condolence for Bill’s family, please visit www.burnhammortuary.com.
Burnham Mortuary, Eagar, handled arrangements.
STANLEY — Arizona Angeline “Angie” Stanley passed away peacefully into the arms of her lord and savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 at age 99, just 99 days short of 100. Angie was born in Elk City, Okla. on May 5, 1914, first child of Pearl Arthur and Willie A. (McCollum) Lee. When she was about 4 years old, the family moved to Oklahoma Lane, Texas where her father was the school teacher and a farmer. Angie helped raise her ten siblings at the family home until her marriage in 1935 to Millard J. Stanley. She and M.J. lived in Texas, Arizona and New Mexico. She resided in Clovis for 60 years.
While in Clovis, she worked at Montgomery Ward for a number of years prior to taking a job at the county clerk’s office. She successfully ran for county clerk and served at that office alternately for many years. In 2005, she moved to Socorro to be closer to family.
Angie was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Socorro, attending Sunday school and church each week as well as the Ladies Sewing Circle and Bible study groups. Angie loved traveling and was extremely proud of the fact that she had been to all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, Ireland, England, Holland, Dubai and Australia. An annual event for Angie was going on deer and elk hunts as the camp cook and chief firewood gatherer. She went backpacking in the Gila Wilderness at age 65 and rockhounding in Australia at 87. Gardening was her passion. She raised flowers and vegetables every year. County Fair time saw her entering them and bringing home ribbons of every color including Best of Show.
Angie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and siblings Lahoma Lee, Avon Lee, James Lee, Gracie Rose, Alpha Everly, Joyce Davis and Edd Lee.
She is survived by her only son, Dennis “Doc” Stanley and wife, Jean; grandchildren, Mike Stanley and wife, Meri, Matt Stanley and wife, Anne, and Margaret Stanley-Gonzales and husband, Robert; great-grandchildren, Laura County and husband, Erik, Brian Stanley, Caroline Stanley, Trevor Stanley and wife, Amanda, Chynna Pearson and Juliana Gonzales; siblings, Dora Stout, Alma Yawn and Joe Lee and wife, Joan; numerous step-grandchildren; one sister-in-law; three brothers-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at 9 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 203 Spring St., Socorro, with Pastor Paul Holt officiating. Interment will be at the Oklahoma Lane Cemetery near Farwell, Texas. In lieu of flowers donations may be given in Angie’s honor to New Mexico Boys Ranch, Hwy 304, Belen, NM 87002. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Angie’s care has been entrusted to
Daniels Family Funeral Services
309 Garfield St.
Socorro, NM 87801