Andres A. Barros

1979-2021

Andres A. Barros, age 41, a resident of Albuquerque and Peralta, passed away on June 23, 2021, in a single-car accident.

He was very spiritual, loved God and always wore a scapular or religious metal.

Andres was preceded in death most recently by his maternal grandparents, Claudio and Nora Moya; his beloved cousin, Danielle Armijo; and paternal grandparents, Carolina and Epifano Barros.

He is survived by his son, Lorenzo; father, Anthony (Tony) Barros; mother, Lupita Moya (Gary Zedalis); sister, Margo Jiron (Mike); brothers, Lucas Barros (Jeanette), Eduardo Barros and Patrick Zedalis. Andres also had many nieces and nephews and an enormous extended family. He had many friends, whom he was loyal to and cared for so deeply.

Andres always stood up for the underdog, never liked to see anyone bullied, cheated or hurt in any way. He went to barber school and considered himself a master barber, which was a career he completely enjoyed.

He loved to read, was a great painter during idle times and enjoyed history. Andres’ attributes were his big smile, his huge heart, always giving out hugs and kisses generously, was very loving and loyal, but most importantly he was so forgiving. He loved socializing at family events and gatherings.

His family will sincerely miss his presence!

Romero Funeral Home is in charge of his funeral arrangements. Funeral proceedings to be announced.

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

 

Angelina “Angie” T. Bradshaw

1939-2021

Angelina “Angie” T. Bradshaw was a caring mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She left this world suddenly on June 28, 2021, at the age of 82.

Angie was born to Alfredo and Adela Tafoya on June 12, 1939, in Los Lentes, N.M. She was one of eight children, Alfredo Tafoya, Rose Archuleta, Able Tafoya, Mary Tafoya, Ray Tafoya, Erica Jiron and Liz Meastas. Angie was married to Nick Bradshaw, who preceded her in death; and they had four sons, Felix, Phillip, Joseph and Alfredo.

She loved spending time in the kitchen, creating delicious meals for her family and their friends throughout the years. Among her specialties were sopaipillas, chicken tacos, fried potatoes, red chile and beans. Her home was open to all, providing a place to belong. She loved mariachis and spending time at the senior center dancing and playing bingo.

Angie was preceded in death by her father, Alfredo; mother, Adela; sister, Mary; and brothers, Alfredo and Able.

She is survived by her siblings, Rose, Erica and Ray; four sons and their wives, Felix and Fralin Bradshaw, Phillip and Ruby Bradshaw, Joseph and Cindy Bradshaw, and Alfredo and April Bradshaw; 14 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, plus many nephews and nieces.

Please join us in celebrating her life on Saturday, July 10, for a Rosary to be recited at 9:30 a.m., followed by the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at the San Clemente Catholic Church, 435 Coronado St. NE, Los Lunas.  She will be laid to rest at Los Lentes Cemetery by family.

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

 

Nancy Lee Bratton

1943-2021

Nancy Lee Bratton age 78, passed away peacefully on the morning of Monday, July 5, after a long illness.

She was born in Pennsylvania to Don and Elise Watts. Nancy lived most of her childhood in Virginia with no electricity or running water. She excelled in school and had a talent for singing and playing the piano and guitar.

Nancy moved with her parents to New Mexico when her dad, Don Watts, found work as a horseshoer in the Rio Grande Valley. Nancy worked as a Mountain Bell telephone operator in Washington, D.C., before moving to New Mexico. She was a popular server in local cafe’s in the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s.

Nancy found her greatest passion working at the Los Lunas Hospital and Training School and became a fierce advocate for the clients there, all while being a single mom and caring for her own two children with special needs. She also loved gardening, and her beloved dogs, Lulu and Riley. Nancy had a strong faith and belonged to the Southern Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Bratton; father, Don Watts; mother, Elsie Watts; sister, Carol Mann; daughter, Kaley Anne (Brophy); and nephew, Donald Guthrie.

Nancy is survived by two sons, Michael and John Brophy, of Belen; stepson, Dwayne Bratton, of Albuquerque; niece, Nancy Beltran, of Idaho; nephew, Jeff Guthrie; and her aunt, Nora Vargo, of Michigan.

Nancy has been cremated and no services are scheduled. Romero Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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

 

Robert “Bobby” Hernandez

Died 2021

Robert “Bobby” Hernandez, entered into his eternal home on May 13, 2021.

Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, Eusebio and Dolores Franco; maternal grandmother, Josephina Martinez, whom he cared for until her passing; paternal grandparents, Emilio and Eulemia Martinez; brothers and sisters, Tommy Hernandez, Tony Franco, Leo Franco, Maryann, Elizabeth and Patsy Franco.

Bobby is survived by his children, Sarah Hernandez-Cantu, Adam Hernandez, Veronica Guel Yoquigua, Derek and Ryan Hernandez; grandchild, Luna Rose Cantu; his siblings, Eusebio Jr. (Becky) Franco, Joseph (Deborah) Hernandez, Charlie Franco and Manuel Franco. Bobby is also survived by numerous nieces, nephew, cousins and friends.

Bobby was a kind, compassionate, caring, loving and most of all a peacemaker. Bobby was a 1969 graduate of Albuquerque High School. He enjoyed performing with the Albuquerque High Jazz Band as well as other musicians/bands while growing up in the Albuquerque area. He enjoyed attending his class reunions and connecting with old friends as well as making new ones every chance he had.

Bobby played in various bands throughout the Bay Area. Bobby obtained his bachelor’s degree in social work at the University of San Jose, San Jose, Calif.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday July 16, at New Beginnings Church of God, 4770 Montgomery Blvd. NE., Albuquerque.

 

Richard W. Hofheins

1937-2021

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Richard W. Hofheins, age 84, a resident of Los Lunas, on June 28, 2021.

Richard was born on April 6, 1937, in Albuquerque, and was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle. He joined the United States Army in 1958. He met and married the love of his life, Theresa, in April of 1961.

Richard and Theresa were married for 53 wonderful years, having four beautiful children. Richard was an avid hunter and fishermen and enjoyed being in the mountains camping. He was a member of the Wounded Warrior Project for injured veterans and a supporter of national law enforcement officers.

Richard is preceded in death by his wife, Theresa; grandson, Phillip Vigil; brothers, Arlen, Ronnie and Kenneth; sister, Bonnie Smith; parents, Fred and Winifred; mother-in-law, Betty Wood; sister-in-law, Jean Dewalt; and brother-in-law, Tom Higgins and wife, Jeanene.

Richard is survived by his children, Sandra Hofheins, Chris Hofheins, Elizabeth Sambrano and Joe, Andrew Hofheins and Lori; eight grandchildren, Lauren and Joel, Theresa and Jonathan, Julia and Rudy, Christopher, Carlos and Erica, Shianne, Joshua, Katelynn and Noah; 10 great-grandchildren, Simara, Shayla, Alyssa, Kirsten, Michael, Baileyann, Aaliyah, Phillip, Aubree and Ariana; sister-in-law, Elizabeth McDonald; brother-in-law, Lake; and many more very close family and friends.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Ambercare Hospice, Erica Nelson, Bill Reinicke, Joel Steen and Roseann Matthews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, July 15, at Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel with burial to follow at Sandia Memory Gardens at 2 p.m. Military honors will be present to lay Richard to rest.

Pallbearers are Joseph Sambrano, Carlos Vigil, Joshua Sambrano and Rudy Calderon.

Funeral arrangements were trusted to Noblin Funeral Service, Los Lunas, 2211-D Main St., SE, Los Lunas, 866-9992.

 

Daniel Work

1976-2021

Our brother, Daniel Work, passed away June 15, 2021, in Albuquerque due to heart complications. Daniel grew up in Los Lunas and was part of the Class of 1994.

Daniel had many passions, including basketball and baseball. Growing up, Daniel played basketball whenever he had any extra time. He was an encyclopedia of information and could tell you anything that had to do with sports. He stayed a true Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Eagles fan his whole life.

As a brother, Daniel always did his best to keep his brothers and sisters involved in some sort of sport to be played outside. There were times we would play baseball or kick ball and it was Daniel versus the rest of us, a totally unfair set up but he always had the energy to take on the challenge.

Daniel worked as a freight truck driver for the past 12 years and saw all of the country. He kept a work ethic that always kept things working for the trucking companies he worked for. Despite being on the road for most of the years as a trucker, Daniel would often check in with his family and make sure things were doing well.

Daniel was brought up in the Catholic faith and always kept Christ close to his heart.

Daniel leaves behind the love of his life, his son, Boston Thomas.

Daniel was preceded in death by his mother, Marie; grandparents, Bertha, Gurvin and John.

He is survived by his father, Fred; grandmother, Lillian; brothers and sisters, Nathan, Aubrey, Mary and Peter; and 13 nieces and nephews.

A Rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m., Friday, July 9, at San Clemente Catholic Church in Los Lunas, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. for the soul of our brother, Daniel.

We will miss you so much Daniel; may the light of All Mighty God shine upon you forever in Heaven.

 

Marvin Gordon Clinger

1934-2021
Marvin Gordon Clinger, age 86, a resident of Los Lunas since 1985, joined his heavenly family on July 3, 2021.
Marvin was born to Gordon and Mary Clinger in Kimball, Neb., on Oct. 4, 1934. In 1941, he moved with his family to Albuquerque. While attending school, Marvin worked at Davis 5&10 and Fox V-lite Wholesale Drug Company.
Later he worked for the Forest Service, Ultradyne Engineering, Dale Bellamah, Noor Manufacturing, Childers Machine & Welding, and was a machinist at Sun Country Industries. Marvin last worked as a machinist for General Electric in Albuquerque, where he retired in 1995 with 25 years of service.
Marvin loved to camp, hunt, fish and waterski with family. When his five children were young, he built soapboxes for them to race in the soapbox derbies. He could repair most anything. In 1985, he built his solar home in Los Lunas.
His love of driving and building “sandbuggies,” and refurbishing old cars and tractors spilled over into his retirement years. In 2019, at age 84, he was still overhauling his 1974 Dodge Dart. He was a longtime member and had many friends in the Old Car Club of Albuquerque. He also recently joined the Rickshaw Car Club.
Marvin was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Darreld; and daughter, Judy.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Janice, of the home; sons, Ray (Rose) and Donald (Tammy) Clinger; daughters, Marilyn Luna and Debra Hubeny; and stepdaughters, Kandy (Ron) Tyson and Darla (Phillip) Sanchez and Jessie (Derek) Browning; as well as 23 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and dozens of nieces and nephews.

Marvin was a longtime active member of New Life Fellowship church in Belen. Services will be held at the church, 1928 Fellowship Way, Belen, in his honor on Wednesday, July 14, with Pastor Casey Goodson officiating. Visitation begins at 10:30 a.m., a memorial service at 11 a.m., and a reception in the Fellowship Hall will follow.

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