Jeanne Ardans (Gray)


Jeanne Ardans (Gray)

Jeanne Ardans age 76, a resident of Bosque Farms for more than 20 years, passed away on June 4, 2021.

She is survived by her two daughters, Holly R. Gray and Heidi J. Gray; three granddaughters, Lyra A. Salandre, Haven E. Avila and Estrella J. Avila; and great-granddaughter, Breelynn A. Banas.

A Rosary and services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, June 12, in Albuquerque, 1111 University Blvd. NE, 87102. A reception will be held afterwards. Colorful attire is encouraged for those planning to attend.

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Ida Anita Chavez


Ida Anita Chavez

Ida Anita Chavez, age 83, a resident of Belen, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on Wednesday, June 2, 2021.

She was a member of Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church.

Ida is preceded in death by her parents, Bonefacio and Mary Chavez; brother, Leo G. Chavez; brother-in-law, Juan Sanchez; and niece, Gail Sanchez.

She is survived by her children, Larry (Kelly) Tabet, Debbie Tabet, Donna Lea (Robert) Norris; and her special goddaughter, Marilyn Kaneshiro; grandchildren, Edward Tabet-Cubero, Rob Gray, Ryan (Danisha) Gray, Julius Perea and AnnMarie Sanchez; great-grandchildren, Faith, Hope, Amor and Soledad Tabet, Quentin, Rylee and Mason Gray; sister, Daisy Sanchez; brother, Willie (Margaret) Chavez; sister-in-law, Marcella Chavez, and many loving nieces and nephews.

All services will take place on Friday, June 11, at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church, beginning with a public visitation at 11 a.m., a Rosary to be recited at 12 p.m., and a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 12:30 p.m. Interment will take place at a later date with AnnMarie Sanchez as urn bearer.

Pallbearers will be Cathy Walker, Yvonne Sanchez, Marilyn Kaneshiro, Lori De Jong, Faith Tabet and Denise Sanchez.  Honorary pallbearers will be Ida’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Many thanks to all family and friends for the prayers. A special thank you to Dr. Victor Vigil and staff for their wonderful care, and Dicky Romero and the professionals at Romero Funeral Home. Also, a special thank you to Ida’s goddaughter, Marilyn and her husband, Robert, for all the years of love and support.

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


Jerry Joseph Duran


Jerry Joseph Duran

Jerry Joseph “JJ” Duran, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on March 19, 2021, due to complications from COVID-19.

Whether you knew him as Jerry, JJ, son, brother, “Butthead,” nephew, uncle, coach or Santa’s helper, he was so full of life, always willing to share his time and knowledge, while maintaining a calm, humble demeanor. He enjoyed making people happy.

He was known to say, “Show me, don’t tell me.” He loved all things soccer. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. We’ll never forget his “Elton John” glasses.

Jerry was born in Okinawa, Japan, grew up in Albuquerque, graduated from West Mesa in 1989, received an associate degree from NMMI in 1991, and served in the Army Reserves for 16 years.

In 1991, he met and fell in love with the love of his life, Angela Navarette; they married in 1994, and were blessed with two sons and a daughter.

He was an avid sports fanatic; he coached boys soccer for 21 years with organizations including AYSO, NM Rush Soccer Club, La Cueva High School, Manzano High School was involved in boys baseball, girls basketball and track and field.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Angela; son, Austin and his wife, Cornelia, and grandson, Asher Duran; daughter, Sierra Duran; son, Zachary Duran and his girlfriend, Hailey Carabajal; brother, Jose Duran and his fiancé, Monica Castellano, and their children, Katrina, Tyler and Peter; sister, Veronica-Juana and her husband, Ernest Gonzalez, and their children, Heather and her husband, Josh Crespin; grandchildren, Adelina, Josue, Uriah and Alessio, Ashlee Acosta and her boyfriend, Jeremy Wallace; son Francisco; Brittany, Kristina and Josh Gonzales; mother and father-in-law, Phyllis and Steve Suttle; stepsisters, Marie Valencia, Darlene Gonzales and Adriann Barboa and their families; aunts and uncles Lily and Orlando Jaramillo, Gloria and Mike Garcia, Regina Duran, Yolanda and Robert Garcia, Kathy and Carlos Casillas, Paul and Dina Duran, Linda Duran, Rosemary and James Sandoval, Betty and Leonard Perea and Barbara Fierro; and many loving cousins, friends and hundreds of extended sports families.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Jerry and Anita Duran; stepmother, Marvine Duran; maternal grandparents, Jose and Maria Fierro; paternal grandparents, Cipriano and Triny Duran; aunts and uncles, Gilfred Duran, Jesse Fierro and Gloria and Jack Candelaria; several cousins, friends and fur-babies, Stinky, Isabelle and Lila.

We extend a special thanks to the wonderful staff at Presbyterian Hospital who worked tirelessly against the COVID-19 virus, to the many family and friends for the tremendous support, prayers, food, cards, phone calls, etc.; and extra love and thanks to all the parents that entrusted their kids to coach Duran’s care, he truly loved them all as his own.

Due to COVID-19, a celebration of life will be held at a later date.


Macario Gabaldon


Macario Gabaldon

Macario Gabaldon was born on Jan. 2, 1931, in Los Lunas, to the late Eduardo and Pauline Gabaldon.

Macario loved God and life. Macario was a loyal family man, loved his family and his small farm. He enjoyed hunting, hiking and going on his treasure hunts in the Manzano Mountains. He loved music and to dance. He loved the important things in life, his wife and his family.

He enjoyed the little things in life, such as the moon, the rain clouds, his animals and the blossoms on his fruit trees. He enjoyed watching western movies. He was a hardworking man. Macario was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone and everyone and he always left you with a smile.

Macario was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter, Kathleen Sanchez; his sisters, Amelia Torres and Erlinda Gonzales; and his sons-in-law, Duane Garnand and Jerry Sanchez.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Pabla Gabaldon; his brother, Oscar Gabaldon; and his brother-in-law, Raymundo Torres; his children, Rebecca Garnand, Roberta Sanchez (David), Christine Brent (Danny), Toria Flores (David Flores) and Macario Anthony Gabaldon (Tracy Silva).

He is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Roberta Wallings (Joshua), Susan and Vivian, Leon Garnand (Charity) Caleb and Kyra, John Garnand (Elisa) Elijah and Etha, Veronica Sanchez Cordova (James) Victoria, Vanessa and Viola, Christina Sanchez. Noelle Sanchez (Stephen) Mateas and Cyra Grace, David Sanchez II (Adrienne); son, David III, Ray Ray, Lillie, and Memphis, Laura Smart (Tyler) Theo, Shepherd, Anica, Aleithia and Eala, Christopher Brent (Cassie) Caleb, Santiago Flores (Kimbra) Gabriel, Olivia, Isaiah Macario, Tina Flores, Reyes Gabaldon and Ivy Noelle Gabaldon. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Macario graduated from Los Lunas High School in 1949. He honorably served his country with the U.S. Army in Alaska during the Korean Conflict. He was proud of his job as a courier and his subsequent retirement from Kirtland Air Force Base. He continued working on his farm and at various occupations until a few months prior to his passing.

Macario’s Rosary and viewing will be held at Gabaldon Mortuary. Mass services will be held at San Clemente Church. Final internment will be at San Antonio Cemetery after the Mass.

Pallbearers will be Leon Garnand, John Garnand, James Cordova, David Sanchez II, Danny Brent and Santiago Flores. Honorary pallbearers will be Tina Flores, Vivian Perrone, Ivy Noelle Gabaldon and Viola Cordova.

Macario’s online tribute is at


James “Jim” Lee Horner


James “Jim” Lee Horner, age 81, passed away on June 6, 2021.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Esther Horner; and brother, Jack Horner.

James is survived by his wife, Gail Horner; children, AJ (Brandy) Horner, William (Natalie) Gray, Melissa Frank, Stacey Hindi, Anita (Glen) Kegler and Scott (Ana) Horner; grandchildren, Katie (Derrik) Ortega, Samantha Gray, Zac, Cody and Alexandria Self, Daniel (Hannah), Alayna, Thomas and Michael Frank.

The family requests donations be made to UC Davis Mind Institute in honor of Jim.

Services will take place on Wednesday, June 16, at New Life Fellowship Church, 1928 Fellowship Way, Belen. Visitation will be held between 10:30-11:30 a.m., and a celebration of life at 11:30 a.m., followed immediately by a luncheon.

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


Clarence L. “Clinks” Marquez


Clarence L. “Clinks” Marquez

Clarence L. “Clinks” Marquez, age 62, resident of Los Lunas, passed away unexpectedly on June 3, 2021.

He was born and raised in Grants, and moved to Los Lunas in 1987. He married the love of his life, Beatrice, on Feb. 4, 1978.

He worked at Aristech Acrylics for 29 years, and was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, where he was a devoted Catholic. Clarence went to school for paint and body, what he enjoyed doing in his spare time for many years. His favorite thing in the world was spending time with his kids and grandkids!

He is preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Della Marquez.

Clarence is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Beatrice Marquez; daughters, Nadine Lueras and Addie Hidalgo; sons-in-law, Abel Lueras and Francisco Hidalgo; grandkids, Jason York Jr. and girlfriend, Alexandra Baca; Dayjah and Matthias Lueras and Jonas and Haven Hidalgo; great-grandsons, Marqus and Arlo York; siblings, Toni Montaño and husband, Johnny, Edward Marquez and wife, Sandra, Melinda Salazar and husband, Arthur; many nieces and nephews and many godchildren.

Funeral services will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Friday, June 11, with a viewing from 10-10:30 a.m.; with a Rosary and Funeral to follow.

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


Jerry Mendoza


Jerry Mendoza

Jerry Mendoza was born Sept. 13, 1955, to Isaac and Marian Mendoza at their home in Los Lentes. He worked at Los Lunas Hospital and Training School for many years, and worked for the city of Belen before he went to work at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Los Lunas, from which he retired from in September 2020.

He was a home body for the most part but really loved going to the casino, where he would spend hours just enjoying himself. He loved spending time with family as they all meant so much to him. Jerry did not have a mean bone in his body; rarely would you see him angry. He loved his children and grandchildren very much.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Isaac Mendoza and Mariann Mendoza; son, Jerry Mendoza Jr.; grandson, Timothy Mendoza; brothers, Memo Gallegos, George Mendoza and Gonzalo Mendoza; sister, Olivia Cruz Mendoza-Galavan; and several nieces and nephews.

He is survived by his daughter, Angelic Mendoza Campos and husband, Michael, of Carlsbad, N.M..; daughter, Jenny Mendoza, of Las Cruces; daughter, Evangelee Tafoya, of Los Lunas; daughter, Ashsley Pacheco and husband, Antonio, of Los Lunas; son, Andrew Tafoya and wife, Jasmine, of Los Lunas; granddaughters, Felicia Mendoza, of Seminole, Texas, Janelle Carrillo, of Lubbock, Texas, Kayla Mendoza, of Carlsbad, N.M., Jordan Mendoza Galindo, of Carlsbad, N.M., Esmerald Tafoya, of Los Lunas, and Genevive Tafoya, of Los Lunas; grandsons, Joshua Carrillo, of Carlsbad, Isaac Gonzalez, of Los Lunas, Damiano Tafoya, of Los Lunas, Josiah Pacheco, of Los Lunas, and Gabriel Tafoya, of Los Lunas; great-granddaughters, Amanda Mendoza, of Seminole, Texas, Jayde Mendoza, of Carlsbad, N.M., Everleigh Mendoza, of Carlsbad, N.M., and Brille Timmie Galindo, of Carlsbad, N.M.; great-grandsons, Roman Galindo, of Carlsbad, N.M., Christopher Mendoza, of Seminole, Texas, and Zaedom Carrillo, of Seminole, Texas.; sisters, Maryann Silva, Josie Otero and Loretta Fernandez.

Jerry will be missed by all who loved him and will forever be in our hearts.

Funeral services will be held at San Clemente Catholic Church on Monday, June 14, beginning with a Rosary at 12:30 p.m.; interment will follow.

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

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