Duane James Garnand


Duane James Garnand

Duane James Garnand, age 69, born in 1948 in Vaughn, N.M., to Benjamin and Hilaria Garnand and resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2019.

Duane is survived by his loving wife, Rebecca, of 44 years; daughter, Roberta Walling and husband, Joshua; sons, Leon Garnand and wife, Charity, and John Garnand and wife, Elisa; grandchildren, Caleb Garnand, Kyra Garnand, Susan Perrone, Vivian Perrone, Elijah Mesta and Ethan Mesta; siblings, Robert Garnand, David Garnand, Chris Garnand, Liz Garnand and Mary McKinstry.

A visitation will be held at 9 a.m., Thursday, April 11, at San Clemente Catholic Church, 244 Luna Ave SE, Los Lunas; a Rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m., with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m. A committal service will be held at 11:15 a.m., Friday, April 12, at Santa Fe National Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gilbert Garnand, Christopher Garnand, Antonio Gabaldon, Benjamin Felix, Santiago Flores and Caleb Garnand.

Please visit www.gabaldonmortuary.net to sign the guest book. Arrangements by

Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW, 243-7861.

Ross D. Gomez


Ross D. Gomez, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away at the Los Palomas Center on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

Ross lived a very healthy life until five years ago when he suffered a stroke.

Ross is survived by his father, Ross J. Gomez, of Albuquerque.

Ross is survived by his mother, Annabelle Tafoya, and husband, Adelico, of Los Lunas; one sister, Christine Vigil and husband, Arnold Vigil, of Chimayo, N.M.; two brothers, John Humphries and wife, Cheryl Humphries, of Bosque Farms, and Paul Humphries, of Los Lunas; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Interment was at Terrace Grove Cemetery on April 1.

Bobby Hutcherson


Bobby Hutcherson

Bobby Hutcherson, age 58, a resident of Los Lunas, passed away on Monday, March 25, 2019.

Please visit the website for full obituary and service times.

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.

Carol S. Jaramillo


Carol S. Jaramillo

Carol Jaramillo, of Torrance, Calif., passed peacefully on March 14, 2019, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

She was one of six children to Charles and Mary Seery, born on Sept. 16, 1941, in Belen. She was a cheerleader at Belen High School and soon after graduation, she met the love of her life, John Jaramillo. After a relatively short courtship, the two married and John whisked her out West to California. They were happily married for 52 glorious years, a marriage which was the envy to all.

Early on, Carol worked for the dean at Santa Monica College, then helped John with the family business (Paramount Grinding) before moving her way up the ladder at Phone Mate/Casio, where she became the director of Human Resources.

Carol was deeply involved in philanthropy through her church, St. Margaret Mary in Lomita, Calif. She spent countless hours with the Ladies Guild, helping with the church food bank and donation drives to skid row in downtown Los Angeles to help the homeless.

She and John helped anyone who needed it, including brothers, sisters and nieces and nephews. If they needed help, she was there.

Her devotion to her faith, never wavered. Her pure beauty showed from the inside out and she always had a sparkle in her eye and a smile on her face for everyone.

Carol is proceeded in death by her husband John; and parents Charles and Mary Seery.

She is survived by her loving children, John, Lori (Martinovich) Jaramillo, Lisa Poulin (Guy) and Tricia Jaramillo. She also leaves behind five grandchildren, Mathias and Nicholas Jamora (Tricia), Emerson Poulin (Lisa), Teagan and Paris Martinovich (Lori); and her sisters, Frances (Ray) Shaw and Sheila Burdett; brothers, Charles (Lily), John (Janet) and Jim (Roxanne).

A vigil will be held at St. Margaret Mary Church in Lomita, Calif., beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 12. A Mass will be held at St. Margaret Mary beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, followed by a celebration of life at The Redondo Beach Hotel.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Los Angeles Alzheimer’s Association (alzheimersla.org)

Jose “Raymond” Lucero


Jose “Raymond” Lucero

Jose “Raymond” Lucero, age 72, a resident of Los Lunas, passed away on April 2, 2019.

He was an outstanding athlete. Back in the ’60s, he trained at Leo’s Boxing Club and became a Golden Gloves State Championship boxer. Raymond was an employee for the city of Belen.

Years later, he moved to Los Lunas, where he supported his grandchildren throughout their sports. He loved family gatherings and spending time with friends. For the last couple of years, he played pool in both Los Lunas and Rio Communities senior centers. Raymond enjoyed competing in tournaments and joking with everyone. He had a good heart and was loved by everyone. Raymond will be greatly missed.

He is preceded in death by his daughter, Bernadette “Ninnie” Lucero; his parents, Quirino and Alberta Lucero; his brother, Albert Lucero; sisters, Helen Sanchez and Frances Vela.

Raymond is survived by his daughters, Monica Martinez, Victoria Pena, (Kenneth) and Alberta Barba, (Julian); stepdaughter, Nieves Sanchez; ex-wife, Carmen Valencia; 15 loving grandchildren, 20 loving great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Jaramillo, Nora Lucero and Geneva Flores, (Paul); brother-in-law, Manuel Vela; and very special niece, Nancy.

Services were held on Monday, April 8, at Romero Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Antonio Lucero, Ernesto Lucero, Kameo Rodriguez, Korriah Pena, Brandy Tafoya and Judiah Barba. Honorary pallbearers were Kenneth Pena (K.J.) and Jeremiah.

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

Donald Preston

Died 2018

Donald Preston

Donald “Don, Dad, Daddy, Papa, Bubba” Preston, 82, died on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, at the VA Medical Center hospice in Albuquerque. He resided in the Albuquerque/Los Lunas area for 49 years.

Don served in the United States Air Force retiring after 20 years. Then, he worked at Roadway Express Trucking, retiring the second time, after 15 years. His last job was working for the Auto Auction. Forming the “Terrific Threesome” with Clyde and Tim, he had more fun at the auction than any other job.

Don was a kind, loving man who worked hard, played hard and loved his entire blended family. He was a devoted husband and father. You could not have asked for a better friend. He was bigger than life.

He married Janet Duncan on Dec. 30, 1967. They had a long, rich, full life and were best friends.

He is survived by his wife, Janet; children, his daughter, Sheila Preston, her son, Patrick Skinner, his son, Patrick Jr., his daughter, Donna Preston, her daughter, Marissa Nudi and her partner, Stephanie Chavez, and Marissa’s son, Matthieu Crespin, his son, Shaun Preston and his wife, Sunne, and their sons, Nelson Rayburn and Myles, and Nelson’s son, Adan Rayburn, all of the Albuquerque area; his daughter, Lynn Pritchett, of Tenn., her son, Chip Pritchett and his wife, Nikki, and their son, Charlie, her daughter, Brooks Doubleday and her son, Dash, her daughter, Taylor and her husband, Beau Miller, and their son, Wesley. Also extended family Keith Miller, of Los Lunas, Jeff and TL Goldberg, of Los Lunas, Maureen Williams, of Oklahoma, and Dianne Stewart of Texas, along with many friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank W. and Sarah Preston; and his son, Frank Preston.

He is and always will be loved and missed.

A memorial celebration was held at his home. His funeral will be in the summer of 2019.

Thank you to the entire staff at the VA Medical hospice in Albuquerque. The amazing staff, which included every person from the janitor to the director were involved with his and his family’s care. Also, thank you to Carla Herman, MD, and the staff at UNM Hospital’s Senior Health.

Robert Torres

Died 2019

Robert Torres

Robert Torres, age 56, a resident of Peralta, passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Joe-Rey.

He is survived by his parents, Jose and Elvina Torres; sisters, Romie and her husband, Tom Romo, and Hilda and her husband, Tony Valdez; brother, Art; as well as many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank all family and friends for your prayers and support. God bless all.

No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Los Lunas Chapel, 2211-D Main St., 866-9992, an online guest register is available at noblin.com.

Karen Gabaldon Zamora


Karen Gabaldon Zamora

Karen Gabaldon Zamora, age 49, a resident of Tomé, was called to rest with our Lord on April 5, 2019, after a long illness.

She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Tomé. Karen loved to fish, camp and she loved being outdoors. She loved being with her daughter, family, nieces, nephews and friends. They loved her so much.

Karen always had a special place in her heart for each and every one of them. She was so proud of her nephew, Sgt. Tyler Lewis, because he is a United States Marine.

Karen is preceded in death by her son, Brian Zamora; father, Gilbert Zamora; brother, Freddie Zamora.

She is survived by her loving daughter, Brittney Echols; loving mother, Stella Zamora; and her stepdad, Ernie Gilbert; loving brothers, Cayetano Zamora (Angie) and Johnny Zamora; loving sister, Sandra Suarez (Yovan). Karen had two lovely granddaughters, Briana Zamora and Zoey LaRae Gladue; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

The Zamora family would like to thank their family and friends for their love, support, prayers, contributions and flowers during this most difficult time. To honor her wishes, cremation has taken place.

Contact Romero Funeral Home for service times.

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

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