Viola Pauline “Paula” Davis


Viola Pauline “Paula” Davis, age 77, passed away on April 26, 2019, at her home in Los Lunas.

She was married to Scott Davis, and together they shared 31 years of marriage. Paula was born in Winfield, Kan., on Dec. 19, 1941, to Paul D, Myers and Viola Hutchins Myers.

She lived in many places throughout the country. She settled in Alaska in 1978. Paula loved everything about Alaska; and although she resided in New Mexico from 2011, her heart truly never left her favorite place to live — Alaska,

She enjoyed the outdoors and everything it entailed. Paula was a master gardener and enjoyed her flowers, gardens and watching the birds she fed in her beautiful yard. Her passion was evident the moment you stepped in her home.

Most of her working career was in sales and marketing of which she was also a master.

Viola is preceded in death by her parents, Paul D. Myers and Viola Hutchins; sisters, Virginia Martin, Clorine Stone and Velma Underwood; and her beloved son, Brent Stewart.

She is survived by her loving husband, Scott Davis; sons, Breck Stewart and wife, Cyndi, of Belen, Blake Stewart and wife, Kathy, of Anchorage, Alaska, Cliff Davis and wife, Kathi, of Topeka, Kan.; daughter, Mimi Skinner and husband, Cory, of Overland Park, Kan.; daughter-in-law, Amalia Priscilla Stewart, of Jacksonville, Ark.; brother, Paul E. Myers; brothers-in-law, Wayne Stone and Pat Underwood; nine grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and many wonderful nieces and nephews;

A graveside service will be held in Tribune, Kan., at a later date.

Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Los Lunas Chapel, 2211-D Main St., 866-9992, where an online guest register is available at

Jose Baudilio Flores


Jose Baudilio Flores, age 67, a life-long resident of Belen, passed away at his home in Belen on May 8, 2019.

He was a member of Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church. Jose was an active member of Our Lady of Belen Knights of Columbus.

He was known for his exceptional cooking skills. Jose loved arts and crafts and he was well known throughout all the arts and crafts shows throughout Valencia County. He was a very social person who had many friends and acquaintances.

After high school, he attained his first associate degree in industrial arts at Los Angeles Community College, then went on to get his certified nursing assistance degree from UCLA Medical Center. Jose attained his second associate degree towards teaching at UNM.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Benito Carlos Sanchez and Teresa Flores Sanchez.

Jose is survived by his five loving siblings, Elvira Kay Sanchez, Josephine R. Sanchez, Michael Benito Sanchez, James S. Sanchez and Albert Louis Sanchez. He is also survived by his loving uncles, aunts and nieces.

In following Jose’s wishes, cremation has taken place.

All services will be held at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church on Monday, May 20, beginning with a visitation from 8:30-9:30 a.m., a Rosary to be recited at 9:30 a.m. and a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Casa Colorada.

His brother, Albert Louis Sanchez, will be his urn bearer.

Please sign Jose’s online tribute at Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen.

Jude J. Torres


Jude J. Torres, age 79, son of Ramon N. Torres and Teofila Torres, has gone home to our Lord on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at the Torres home in Jarales.

He is preceded in death by his two sons, Vincent Jude Torres and Victor Jude Torres.

Jude is survived by his beautiful wife of 59 years by creating a beautiful, loving family with Ninfa Hidalgo Torres; his children, Marcia Torres and Rudy Vallejos, Veda and Lorenzo Ceballos, Jude Michael Torres, and Lisa Torres; his grandchildren, Valarie Baldonado and Tony Mace, Nathaniel Ashton, Rebecca Torres, Susie Aguilar, Vanessa Torres, Julie and Casey Miles, Vincent Torres, Reginna Torres, Rochelle Ceballos, Guadalupe Ceballos and Felicia Chavez; his great-grandchildren, Robby Chavez, Kaylynn Mace, Tony Mace, Destiny Torres, Eric Aguilar, Alex Torres, Amelia Torres and Ella Kennon.

Jude Torres was born and raised in Belen. He was a great provider and came from an era of old-school, hard-work ethics, leaving behind an inspirational legacy for his family to carry on.

Jude was extremely well known in several communities. He expressed his creative mind through the art of woodwork since his high school years. Jude served as a bailiff for the district courts. Jude owned a business selling fireworks for 35 plus years.

He loved to make an explosion of laughter with everyone around him. Jude had a one-of-a-kind sense of humor that brightened the entire room with his comforting laugh and jokes.

Services were held Saturday, May 11, at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church. Interment followed at Bosque Catholic Cemetery.

Please sign Jude’s online tribute at Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen.

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