Obituaries (05/01/14)

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APODACA — Tasmin Nicole Apodaca, 31, passed away on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. She was born in Carlsbad, N.M. on April 25, 1982 to Tim and Moni (Haub) Apodaca. Tasmin lived in Socorro all of her life. She enjoyed oil painting and had an appeal for art. She loved all kinds of music and played the bass guitar and the guitar pretty good. She had a laugh that could make everyone smile and it will be remembered in many special memories. Tas will also be remembered for the love she had for her baby girl and all of her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Desi Apodaca and Manfred Haub; and sister Tatjana Apodaca. Tasmin is survived by her devoted parents; her daughter, Natasha Nicole “Little Lee” Apodaca; her loving sisters, Rebecca Apodaca and Moises Castillo; and Mel Apodaca and Kiko Salazar; her grandmothers, Fita Apodaca; and Anni Haub of Germany; her aunts and uncles, Ted and Jacky Apodaca; Tom Apodaca; Theresa Apodaca and Greg Miller; Sabine and Norbert Schulz of Germany; Manolito and Manuela Haub of Germany; and many other loving family members and close friends. “Tas” was admired so much by her nephew, Moises Castillo Jr.; and her nieces, Tatjana Castillo; and Brooklyn Salazar. The Holy Rosary was recited during the visitation which was held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 4 p.m. at the Daniels Family Funeral Services – Socorro Chapel, 309 Garfield St., Socorro. A Private committal service will be held at a later date in the San Acacia Cemetery, San Acacia, N.M.To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Tas’ care has been entrusted to:

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

MAJOR — Malcolm “Buddy” Major, 92, of Los Lunas, N.M. passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Princeton Place Nursing Home in Albuquerque, N.M. He was born in Socorro, N.M. on November 9, 1921, to Malcolm and Lily Field Major. He was a lifetime rancher and ranched in Montana, Colorado and New Mexico. He lived most of his life in New Mexico where he had several ranches over his life time. He was a cattle trader for many years and bought cattle from ranchers all over New Mexico and western Arizona. In the late 1950s through the 1970s, Magdalena, NM would come alive in the fall because of his cattle trading. The town would be buzzing with the stock yards full of bawling cattle, trains coming and going, trucks and truck drivers, ranchers, cowboys and cattle buyers. It was a very exciting time. Buddy loved the land, cattle and horses. Even at the age of 92 he was still gathering cattle on his four wheeler. He loved to go to the Cattleman’s Livestock auction just to watch the cattle. He had served on the Magdalena School Board, the New Mexico Racing Commission and the New Mexico State Fair Board and had been a Socorro County Commissioner. He was preceded in death by his parents: his wife of 31 years, Helen Hobbs Major; sisters, Gina Dixon and Alyce Zancinilli; and brother, Duncan Major. Buddy is survived by daughters, Linda Major, Gail Major and Beverly Major; sons, Stuart Major and his wife, Pat, Mike Major and wife, Holly, Randell Major and wife, Lyn; sisters, Helen Graham, Marie Major, and JoAnn Major; brother, Kenneth Major; 18 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; as well as many extended relatives. Services will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10 a.m., at the Magdalena High School Gymnasium in Magdalena, N.M. Interment to follow at Magdalena Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Lee Saulsberry, Brandon Major, Field Major, Austin Major, Lane Major, Matt Major. In lieu of flowers donations may be given in Buddy’s honor to the Magdalena’s Old Timers (Atten: Valerie Key), PO Box 772, Magdalena, NM 87825. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Buddy’s care has been entrusted to:

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

MUNCY — Charles John Muncy Sr., 70, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, April 28, 2014 with his family at his side. He was born in Socorro on Jan. 8, 1944 to Luke Dale and Nellie Lucille (Tucker) Muncy. Charles, or more affectionately known as Chuck, was a lifelong resident of Socorro and Lemitar. He proudly served as a Sergeant with the U.S. Army from May of 1965 until April of 1967. He fell in love on the dance floor with Patty and they married on Dec. 6, 1967. They have shared a very happy life together, sharing their children, their grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Chuck was a dedicated husband and father. Ranching all his life, owning land in Bingham and in Pueblito, he knew the value of hard work, honesty, integrity, and commitment. His family was his everything. Hard working hands, but tender enough to love his wife and daughters, a heart of gold but strong enough to show “Chucky” all the secrets to an honest living. His faith was strong and he touched the lives of many, he was a mentor with family values always at heart. His grandchildren were his pride and joy and they especially, will carry on the legacy of their “Popa.” He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Eugene; Bobby; Donald; and Billy; and his sister, Sue. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Patricia (Hensley)Muncy; his devoted children, Connie Jo McKinley and husband, Johnny Ray; Charles John “Chucky” Muncy Jr; and Kathy Lucille Muncy; his brother, Dale Muncy and wife, Judy; his sister, Patsy Hinkle; his nieces and nephews; and many other loving family members and close friends. “Popa” will be greatly missed by his grandchildren, Tyrell Davis and wife, Kacee; Kyle Davis and Karly Chavez; Nicole McKinley; Leon, Leanne, Lelan, and Lamar Fountain; his great grandchildren, Makhayla, Makencie, and (soon to join the clan) Sorrell Davis. While, Chuck is visiting with Jesus, John Wayne, and family up above there will be a Celebration of Chuck’s life on Friday, May 2, 2014 at 11a.m. at the family home; a simple pot luck family gathering to celebrate his life, share memories and gather for great food, stories, and fellowship. Honorary Pallbearers are Chuck’s loving grandchildren. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Chuck’s care has been entrusted to:
Daniels Family Funeral Services
309 Garfield St
Socorro, NM 87801
575-835-1530

WISDOM — Lonnie F. Wisdom, 72, of San Antonio, N.M. passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014. He was born in Marcia, N.M. on January 30, 1942, to Lonnie and Rose Gallahar Wisdom. Lonnie attended Socorro High School. Lonnie was first married to Carol Wooldridge (Hannah) and they had one daughter, Jeffri. He then found the love of his life, Susan Morgan, and they were married for 41 years. Lonnie and Susan had one daughter, Sheyna and one son, Kyle. Lonnie lived most of his life in Socorro, but also lived in Albuquerque, NM, Wyoming, Utah, Texas and Colorado. Wherever he lived, Lonnie had a need for speed and was known for building motors with a “Wisdom purr.” He was a master mechanic, owning gas stations, working at NM Tech TERA, VLA and finally at WSMR Stallion Site for 17 years. Although Lonnie had a physical impairment, it made him more determined to succeed and never slowed him down. Lonnie was a fierce competitor with a strong love of sports of all kinds, including fast pitch softball, basketball, and water skiing. The only thing he loved more than sports and fast cars was his family and friends. He was well known for his infectious smile and laugh and huge heart. Lonnie is survived by his wife, Susan; three children, Jeffri Stangl and husband, Joe, Sheyna Wisdom, and Kyle Wisdom and wife, Misty; his honorary son Casey Masterson; his eight grandchildren, Daniel, Jessica, Luke, Casey, Allison, Zachary, Mya, and Kea; his two brothers, Tom and Amos Wisdom; his sister, Mary Blanton and husband, Bill; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family of life-long friends. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Eagle’s Club, 1111 N. California, Socorro on Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be given in Lonnie’s honor to the Stop TB Partnership at http://www.stoptb.org/getinvolved/donate.asp. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Lonnie’s care has been entrusted to:

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