Pinson, Victoria “Vicky”

Victoria “Vicky” Pinson, 68, of Vaughn died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis following an illness.

She was born April 26, 1937, to the home of Cleofes and Elvira Duran Rael. She attended schools in Vaughn.

She worked as a cook for the various restaurants in Vaughn for several years. She also worked at the State Capital in Santa Fe. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Vaughn and the Sacred Heart Society of Pinos Wells.

Family members said she loved to do embroidering, take care of her birds and she always volunteered to do catering for weddings and funerals.

She is preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Ramon Rael; and a sister, Mary Lou Rael.

She is survived by three sisters, Rose Mandragon and Mary Ann Viaza, both of Clovis, and Molly Valdez of Vaughn; a special friend, Inez Lopez of Vaughn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and a host of relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were Kurt Reuterdahl, Eric Tenorio, Michael Anaya, Leo Rael, Leroy Rael and Manuel Samora.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were all her relatives and friends.

Arrangements are by Chavez Funeral Home of Santa Rosa.