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As one of New Mexico’s premier tourist attractions, The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta played host last year to an estimated 850,000 spectators. Courtesy photo. By Helena Rodriguez What: Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta When: Begins at 5:45 a.m. Saturday Where: Balloon Fiesta Park in Albuquerque Approximately 750 colorful, hot-air balloons, in a wide array of shapes and […]

Stanfield, Clarence

Clarence Stanfield Services: Have been held. The Rev. Clarence L. Stanfield, 91, of Hobbs, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2003, at Hobbs Health Care Center. He was born on Oct. 11, 1911, in Grady, to Clyde and Clara Stanfield. He served churches in Clovis, Portales, Goldsmith, Texas, Van Horn/Sierra Blanca, Texas, Raton, Gallup and Albuquerque. He […]

Lopez, Juan

Juan Lopez Services: Have been held. Mr. Juan Jose Lopez, 54, of Santa Rosa, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003. He was born on Aug. 22, 1949, in Fort Sumner, to Augustine and Macedonia Barela Lopez. He married Diana Tapia on July 28, 1992, in Las Vegas, Nev. Family members said he enjoyed swimming, diving and […]

Savage, Edward

Edward Savage Services: Will be scheduled later. Edward Ernest Savage, 71, died Thursday, Sept. 18, at his home in Clovis. Mr. Savage was born on Feb. 29, 1932, in Weatherford, Okla., to Horace and Libbie Frazier Savage. He was raised in Portales and came to Clovis in 1974. He married Dorothy May Thompson on Jan. […]

Garcia, Mary

Mary Garcia Services: Have been held. Mary O. Garcia, 79, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2003, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. Mrs. Garcia was born on May 3, 1924, in Trinidad, Colo. She was raised in Raton and lived most of her life in Clovis. In 1944, she married Frank Garcia in Clovis. She moved […]

Cortez, Matiano

Martiano Cortez Services: Have been held. Mr. Martiano Cortez, 66, of Albuquerque, died Tuesday, July 22, 2003, in Albuquerque. He was born on Dec. 6, 1936, in Nale, Texas, to Gregorio and Antonia Cortez. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gregorio and Antonio; and his father-in-law and mother in law, Conrado and Juanita […]

Mirabal, Mary

Mary Mirabal Services: Have been held. Mary M. Mirabal, 77, of Amarillo, died Thursday, July 10, 2003. She was born in Santa Rosa. She lived in Tucumcari from 1946 to 1974; El Paso, Texas, from 1974 to 1980; in Portales from 1980 to 1997; and then in Amarillo. She was a homemaker. She married Enrique […]

Lewis, Billy

Billy Lewis Services: Have been held. Mr. Billy Larry Lewis, 40, of San Diego, died Sunday, May 4, 2003, in San Diego. He was born on April 12, 1963, in Clovis, to Billy Lewis and Minnie Ransom. He lived in Clovis until 2002 and then in Las Vegas, Nev., and San Diego. He did clerical […]

Farrell, Betty

Betty Farrell Services: Have been held. Mrs. Betty Lou Farrell,74, of Clovis, a homemaker, died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, Clovis. She was born Oct. 11, 1928, Pine Bluff, Ark., to Arnold Hobson and Eula Strahn. She married Charles Farrell in 1961 in Albuquerque. Family members said she enjoyed her family, birds and gardening. She was […]

Valdez, Xavier

Xavier Valdez Services: Have been held. Mr. Xavier Elijah Valdez, 2, of Albuquerque, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, in Albuquerque. He was born on Sept. 2, 2000, in Albuquerque, to Frank Beltran and Sheila Valdez. Family members said his favorite foods were pizza, Cheetos, tortillas, beans and rice. He liked to drink juices, his favorite […]