Obituaries 3/20/14

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ANAYA — Luis Anaya, age 69, went home to be with his Lord on Friday, March 14, 2014 in Albuquerque, NM. He was born in Socorro, NM on April 17, 1944, to Felipe and Maria Gonzales Anaya. Luis graduated from Socorro High School where he was a very good athlete. He loved watching baseball and basketball and was an avid New York Yankees fan. He worked for New Tech at White Sands Missile Range and retired after 40 years of service. Luis was a devoted family man with a big heart and always had a smile on his face. He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Valentin “Tiny” Anaya; sister, Lucaria Vega; sister-in-law, Lena Anaya. Luis is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Elsie Montoya Anaya; his devoted children: Lisa Valles and husband, Willie, Catherine Anaya and companion, Joey, and Nicolas Morales Jr. and companion, Tanya; brothers: Paul Anaya, Narciso Anaya, Phillip Anaya and wife, Roaslie, Gilbert Anaya and wife Pricilla, Leroy Anaya and wife, Frances; sisters: Annie Anaya, Debbie Paul and her husband, Charles; grandchildren: Tyler and Jared Lam, Felipe Valles, and Nico and Syenna Morales; brother-in-law, Carlos Vega; sister-in-law, Yvonne Anaya; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. The Holy Rosary was recited on Monday, March 17, 2014, at 7:00 pm at San Miguel Catholic Church, 403 El Camino Real , Socorro. Mass of Resurrection was celebrated on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at 10:00 am at San Miguel Catholic Church. Celebrant Father Andrew Pavlak. Burial took place at the Lemitar Cemetery following service. Pallbearers were Tyler Lam, Jared Lam, Enrique Vega, Carlos Vega, Manuel Anaya Jr. and Paul Anaya Jr. Honorary Pallbearers were Paul Anaya, Narciso Anaya, Phillip Anaya, Gilbert Anaya, Leroy Anaya, Richard Gallegos Jr., Felipe Valles, Henry Beasley, Adam Gallegos, Willie Thais, Steve Argabright and all of Luis’s nieces and nephews. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Luis’s care has been entrusted to:

Daniels Family Funeral Services
309 Garfield St
Socorro, NM 87801
575-835-1530

BROWNE — Michael Keith Browne, age 62, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Socorro, NM. Mike was born in San Rafael, CA on August 7, 1951, to  Rev. John D. and Nona Taylor Browne. He was raised in Utah and moved to Socorro in 1973 after serving four years in the US Air force.  He worked at White Sands Missile Range, Stallion Site from 1973 to 1987 and then at the Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge from 1987 until retirement in 2007.  He was an avid fisherman, loved the outdoors, and was active in the Socorro chapter of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.  He is preceded in death by his father. Mike is survived by his loving wife, Maria Dolores (Baca) Browne of Socorro; children, Jennifer Ann Gonzalez of Aurora, CO, and Andrea Lynn Browne of Denver, CO; stepchildren, Kim Darwin and Paul, Derrick and James Sadosuk; his mother, Nona Browne of Albuquerque; brother, Richard Browne of West Chester, PA; his sister, Melissa Boiles of Nacogdoches, TX; grandchildren, Kyra, Jasmine and Larissa Browne, Michael and Brandon Gonzalez, Jessie Rios, Daniel Elias Chavez Jr., Isaac, Justin, Zabrina and Damon Sadosuk; great grandson, Brian Miguel Gonzalez. The family’s gratitude is extended to good friend Charles R. “Bob” Wolf for his constant care during Mike’s last illness. Memorial Services will be held at First Presbyterian Church 304 McCutcheon Ave. Socorro, NM 87801 Friday, March 21, 2014, at 10 a.m. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Mike’s care has been entrusted to:

Daniels Family Funeral Services
309 Garfield St
Socorro, NM 87801
575-835-1530