Aya Brown, age 91, of Los Lunas, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, at her home in Los Lunas.
Aya Brown was born Jan. 1, 1929, in Kumamoto City, Japan, to Shigeru and Kimi Kimura. While in Japan, she met and married the love of her life, Air Force Sgt. Keith Brown on Jan. 18, 1965. They relocated to various locations in the United States while Keith served in the military and public sector, and ultimately settled in Los Lunas, where Keith passed away in 2006.
Aya is survived by two sisters, Setsuko Yokota and Reiko Watanabe; one brother, Isao Kimura; and several nieces and nephews in Kumamoto, Japan; as well as her niece, Margaret Davis, who resides in Los Angeles, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Although she didn’t have children of her own, she served as surrogate mother and grandmother to many. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
She has joined her beloved husband, Keith, at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, in a beautiful niche in Hall Time, Row C, Crypt 57-B, along with eternal memorabilia, which is available for public viewing.
Elias J. Jaramillo
Elias J. Jaramillo, age 80, passed away on Oct. 21, 2020, at home surrounded by his loving family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Domingo and Bernadita Jaramillo; brother, Simon Jaramillo; brothers-in-law, Arthur Torres and Antonio Padilla; sister-in-law, Celia Sanchez.
Elias is survived by his devoted wife of 52 years, Maria Christina “Kate” Jaramillo; son, Anthony Jaramillo (Charlotte); daughters, Annette Montoya (James) and Elaine Garcia (Randall); grandchildren, Savannah (Jordan), Quyt, Kayla, Estevan and Jailynn; great-grandchildren, Daniel and Eliyah; his loyal sisters, Mary Moya, Marcella Aragon, Jenny Torres and Lydia Baca (Leo); and many nieces and nephews.
Elias enjoyed hunting, watching westerns and casinos, as well as surrounding himself with friends, family and his loving wife.
The family would like to extend thanks to the Ambercare staff, nurses, Carolyn Jaramillo and Melissa Romero as well as Chaplain Richard Garcia.
The family will be holding a private service on Thursday, Oct. 29, at Romero Funeral Home Chapel. A private burial will take place at Our Lady of Belen Memorial Gardens.
Please sign Elias’s online tribute at romerofuneralhomenm.com. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen.
Jayme Lucero, age 26, a resident of El Cerro, passed away on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.
She is preceded in death by her father, Robert Manuel Lucero; grandmothers, Louisa Montano and Cecilia Gurule; grandfathers, Esquipula Ruiz and Pete Gurule; uncle, Jaime Cota; cousin, Andrew “Chumos” Ruiz; and many other aunts, uncles and cousins.
Jayme is survived by her mother, Cynthia Ruiz; sister, Melissa Ruiz; brother, Robert Lucero; grandmothers, Dolores Ruiz and Mela Gurule; aunties, Donna Espinoza, Veronica Ruiz, Donna Lucero (Caitlynn and Nicole) and Julie Lucero; many great aunts, uncles, cousins and her beloved babies, Soxx and Pancho.
We would like to give gratitude to everyone who has shown us so much love and appreciation, help and prayers. We are greatly appreciative of all, With love, the Ruiz/Lucero family.
Services will take place on Thursday, Oct. 29, at New Hope Ministries, 2050 Main St., Los Lunas, beginning with a viewing at 10 a.m.
Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Los Lunas Chapel, 2211-D Main St., 866-9992.
Timothy H. Miller
Timothy H. Miller, of Belen, passed away in his home on Oct. 25, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on Feb. 1, 1962, to Henry J. and Edna L. (Troyer) Miller, of Sugarcreek, Ohio. On May 7, 1983, he was united in marriage to Sara R. Yoder and they enjoyed 37 years together. Following a battle with cancer, he died at the age of 58 years, eight months and 25 days.
He is survived by his wife, Sara (Yoder) Miller; three sons and five daughters, Rhonda and husband, Jeffrey Miller, of Belen, Rosalyn and husband, Wendall Yoder of Kensington, Ohio, Lyndon and wife, Marie, of Farmington, Kendra and husband, Jerome Martin, of the Dominican Republic, Cherlyn and Lisa, of the home, and Carlos and Loren, of Red Granite, Wisc.; 14 grandchildren, his parents, two brothers and four sisters, Jay Mark and wife, Martha, Leon and wife, Carol, Deborah Miller, Julia and husband, Ray Stoltzfuz, Lois Miller, and Dorcus and husband, John Roy Schlabach.
He was preceded in death by an infant granddaughter.
Timothy received Christ as his personal Savior in his youth and was a faithful member of the Belen Mennonite Church.
Visitation to be held from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday Oct. 30, at Belen Mennonite Church, 862 Rio Communities Blvd. Burial will take place at the Belen Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Andrelita Trujillo-Garcia, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and great-aunt succumbed in a tragic fatal car accident on Oct. 20, 2020, in Belen, at the age of 62.
She was celebrated in birth on April 9, 1958, in Ranchos de Taos, to parents Vences and Dolores Trujillo. Andrelita attended Center High School, graduated and had three children. She went on to obtain her nursing degree and had 38 challenging but satisfying years servicing the public health industry in three different states Utah, Colorado and finally New Mexico.
On top of that, she provided professional guidance through her own and families illnesses by listening, diagnosing, advising and caring for her own family whenever called upon. Yes, our very own family doctor that we trusted and leaned on whenever called upon.
Andrelita was also known for her artistic talents. She loved to draw, paint, cross stitch, crochet, embroider, landscape portraits and so much more. Still having this amazing sense of humor to make others laugh often and joking about having to “work 10 jobs” to continue supporting herself and her own family.
She loved her children and, like most grandparents, adored, would do anything for and loved her grandchildren. Andrelita was a loving, caring, honest, courageous, determined, ambitious and a constant spiritual and moral compass for our family.
She is preceded in death by both parents, Vences and Dolores Trujillo; two sisters, Vangie Trujillo-Chacon (survived by Leroy Chacon), Joann Trujillo-Rael (survived by Juan Rael) and Viki Trujillo.
She is survived by her daughter, Andreanna Garcia-Parkison; sons, Bert Jr. and Nicole Garcia and their children, Samantha, Payton, Kennedy, Olivia and Jacob, and son, Alonzo Garcia; her siblings, Isabel Trujillo, Vences and Angie Trujillo, Barbara and Robert Jaramillo, Abelino Trujillo, Anthony and Gina Trujillo, Josie and Mark Barela, Christine Trujillo, David and Paula Trujillo, MaryAnn Trujillo, Marie Trujillo and Patricia Trujillo-Dorsey; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a private memorial/celebration in her honor will be scheduled.
Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, 418 W. Reinken Ave., 864-4448, where an online guest register is available at noblin.com.
Richard “Rick” White
Richard “Rick” White, age 69, of Jarales, passed away on Oct. 14, 2020.
He was a very caring, loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. Rick had a passion for buying and selling antiques, and loved driving around town with his buddy and partner in crime, Lorenzo Trujillo, but nothing was more important to him than family.
He is no longer suffering or in pain, and has been reunited with his two children, Janeen and James. We will miss him so much. Until we meet again, we must say goodbye. We love you.
Rick is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Rebecca White, of Jarales; brothers, Donald and Ernie White, of Belen and T or C; and sister, Ann Sanchez, of Albuquerque.
He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Martha White; daughter, Kimberly and John Jaramillo, of Belen; son, Robert White, of Jarales; extended children, Kari Ann White, of T or C, and Richard White Jr.; grandchildren, Justin, Angelica and Vincent Jaramillo, James, Dakota and Tyler White, and Crystal White, all of Belen; great-grandchildren, Christian Alvarez and Nicholas Jaramillo; brother, Ronald and Emelda, of Belen; sisters, Lydia and Ruben Gonzales, of Los Lunas, and Janett and Keith, of Belen; and many more nieces, nephews and friends.
Services took place on Friday, Oct. 23, at Romero Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed at Terrace Grove Cemetery.
Pallbearers were John Jaramillo, James White Jr., Danny Trujillo, Robert Andrews, Derik Sais and Lorenzo Trujillo. Honorary pallbearers were Robert White, Justin Jaramillo and Dakota White.
Please sign Rick’s online tribute at romerofuneralhomenm.com. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen.