Deceased Alumni

A quote from the 1933 Bronco about a cadet, George O. Speer 1933 JC, who was killed in a Polo Game, is appropriate at this ceremony.



Ciesielski, Paul A. 1998 HS-2000 JC ~ 29-May-2012 our beloved and only son, and our best friend, died in a plane crash May 29, 2012, in the mountains near Zion Park, UT. Paul attended St. Mary’s in Stockton, CA, and graduated from junior college at NMMI (New Mexico Military Institute), where he was the regimental commander of cadets. He undertook programs of helicopter training in private aviation centers in Canada and the U.S. Since 2010, Paul became the lead pilot at Maverick Helicopters in Las Vegas, and a full-time student of management in the College of Business, University of Nevada, at Las Vegas. Paul will always remain in our hearts as a wonderful, loving human being with a great sense of humor, a respected professional with deep knowledge and high personal integrity, a passionate mountaineer and rock-climber and a dearest friend. It was a priceless gift having Paul with us for over 30 years.
De Los Santos, Christopher Shawn 2000 JC ~ 10-Jul-2015 “Bud,” 36, who passed away Friday, July 10, 2015, at home. Christopher was born September 16, 1978, to Richard and Betty De Los Santos in Roswell, NM. He was preceded in death by his uncle Ruben De Los Santos; grandfather Eulalio De Los Santos; grandparents Juanita and Catarino Guana. Christopher is survived by both his parents, Richard and Betty De Los Santos; daughter Angeline; twin sister Kristi and brother Ricky De Los Santos. Also surviving him are his nieces Recka Servantez and Raelynn Bonilla; nephew Ivan Velasquez; great-nephew Johnny Servantez and niece Sara Montoya. Bud was a very happy and caring person! He enjoyed being around his family and friends. He attended RHS, where he played football and graduated in 1997. After graduating high school, he then attended NMMI, where he received his Associates in Arts degree in 2000. He then enlisted into the National Guard, completing his training in Ft. Jackson, SC. After he graduated from NMMI, he worked for the state. His hobbies were hunting and fishing! He was a great son and a very proud father to Angeline, he praised her for all her accomplishments! Serving as pallbearers are Thomas De Los Santos, Mark De Los Santos, Anthony Ortega, Alex Sanchez, Esquiel De Los Santos, and Thomas Garcia. Honorary pallbearers are Lorenzo Sanchez, Ivan Velasquez, Johnny Servantez, Bobby Padilla, Julian Martinez, Ernie Montoya, Benny Aragon, Michael Gauna, Carlitos Marrujo, Ernesto Silva, Sam Sifuentes and Sammy Escobar. We love you Bud you will be missed dearly! Prayers for the family are greatly appreciated.
Ellegood, Shawn C. 2000 HS ~ 28-Oct-2003 21, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003, in a car crash on Florida Road at Edgemont Ranch. Ms. Ellegood was born Dec. 1, 1981, in Boulder, the daughter of Marie and James Ellegood. She grew up in Breckenridge and Santa Fe. She attended El Dorado Elementary School in Santa Fe, and graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. She was in her junior year at Ft. Lewis College where she majored in English and elementary education. Ms. Ellegood had shared her love of music as an instrumentalist since she was in the sixth grade. Most recently, she played the tuba in the Fort Lewis College Orchestra and Band. She had expressed her interest in joining the Peace Corps. Ms. Ellegood enjoyed rock climbing, skiing, scuba diving, reading and writing. And she loved to dance. She leaves behind many close friends. “She was a loving and caring person who had a real love of life,” said her parents. She is survived by her parents, both of Santa Fe; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Ellegood of Port Charlotte, FL, and Robert DeAdder of Shrewsbury, NJ; and many aunts and uncles.
Fillpot-Hays, Tristan Shelby 2000 HS ~ 16-Sep-2018 37, of Albuquerque, NM, left this earth for his eternal home on September 16, 2018. Born in Portales, NM, to Terri Leigh Nation and Mikel Hays, of Clovis, Tristan entered this world on July 7, 1981. He had a rough start, having some medical complications, but God had big plans for him. He soon grew strong and healthy and became a sweet, feisty little boy. He spent most of his young life in Clovis and Albuquerque, NM, graduating from Manzano High School in 2000. He was an exceptional athlete, playing baseball and soccer for many years. With a desire to serve his country, Tristan enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 2002. He completed boot camp in San Diego, CA, and served this country until he was medically discharged in 2005. Although his time as a Marine was short, he developed life-long friendships and a deeper sense of appreciation, devotion, and love for his country and fellow-man, especially for those who serve and have served in the U.S. Military. In 2010, Tristan completed his training and education to be an x-ray technician. He was hired at the VA hospital in Albuquerque, NM, in November of 2010, giving him the opportunity to help and serve U.S. Veterans. Reluctant to do so, Tristan attended a four-day Christian Retreat (Walk 106) in April of 2016. There, he met many new friends in Christ, encountered God’s mighty love and grace, and on April 9, while at the Walk, dedicated his life to Jesus. He was baptized in a horse trough later that evening. He was truly filled with joy and the peace of God, and has since, never been ashamed to profess his faith in Christ. Tristan loved his family dearly, and enjoyed get-togethers for special occasions or for no reason at all. He enjoyed biking, running, weight-training, spending time with friends, and his dog, Buddy. Tristan strived every day to be better, do better, always wanting to improve and be the best he could be. He is survived by his parents, Terri Leigh Nation (Steve) of Clovis, and Mikel Hays (Beth) also of Clovis; his siblings, Shannon Clemmer (Curtis) of Fruita, CO, Bryce Shelby Fillpot 2007 JC (Mandy) of Lubbock, TX, Baron Fillpot of Albuquerque, NM, Keith White (Kyle) of Huntington Beach, CA, and Ian Hays (Jeliza) of Las Vegas, NV; his grandparents, Lee Nora Hamlett of Clovis, Shara Hays of Wolfforth, TX; and Ann Nation of Clovis; nephews, Jadis, Josiah, Easton, Zane, and Seth; niece, Ellie; and other extended family, Bruce Shelby Fillpot 1977 HS and Mary Sue Fillpot of Albuquerque, NM. The family would like to thank friends for their love, support, and prayers. Some may say that God took Tristan too soon, but we know He called him home in His perfect timing, and we are grateful for the time we had him here with us. Our minds don’t understand and our hearts ache to have him back, but we are provided a bit of comfort knowing that God is in control and we can rest in His promises of everlasting life. We hold on to hope, a living hope in Jesus, who is the anchor for our souls, knowing we will see Tristan again one day, when God calls the rest of us home.
Greer, Amanda K. 1998 HS-2000 JC ~ 31-Dec-2019 Amanda Greer of Nogal, NM, died after a battle with leukemia on December 31, 2019 at the age of 40. Amanda is survived by her mother, Linda Greer; her brother Everett Greer, Jr; he sister, Opal Greer; her grandmother, Mary Means, and numerous aunts and uncles. She is preceded in death by her father, Everett Greer, Sr., Amanda was born on September 9, 1979 in Ruidoso, NM, to Linda and Everett. She graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1998 and 2000 with her associate degree. After moving to Colorado Springs, CO, to continue her education, Amanda began working for Pioneer Sand and Gravel in the finance department. She moved back to New Mexico in 2013 and became the executive administrative assistant for the Ruidoso Downs Racetrack and Casino, a job she love immensely. When the company changed hands, she stayed on. Her dedication to her job was remarkable, and she is remembered for her kindness and her ability to make people fell welcome and loved. Amanda was a talented amateur artist and often took photographs of nature. She applied these talents to a favorite part of her job, organizing the children’s education portion of the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium, for which she drew cartoons and wrote stories for the children. She was a generous and good-humored person who loved books, horses, and Scooby Doo and who loved her community.

Kirchner, Andreas S. 2000 HS ~ 18-Sep-2013 was born December 31, 1982 in Washington and died September 18, 2013 in Fresno, CA. Andreas was a professional Transportation Driver. He is survived by LT Siegfried W. Kirchner, USCG (Ret), Father Insun Kirchner, Mother and Alexander Jin Kirchner 2004 HS, brother. Mr. Andreas Kirchner will be sent to Anchorage, AK, to be near his family.
Lord, Brandon D. 2000 JC ~ 16-Sep-2011 of DeBary, FL, age 31, died suddenly on Sept. 16, 2011. He is survived by his loving parents, Glenn and Linda Lord; sister, Brandy Kamm; nieces, Brea and Brylee, and nephew, Britton all of DeBary; grandmothers, Jean Lord of Atlanta, GA, and Robin Jackson of Jacksonville, FL; several aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends. Brandon graduated from Deltona High School in 1998, was appointed to West Point in 1998, and was a graduate of University of Central Florida and St. Thomas Law School, Miami. Brandon was a compassionate person who saw the good in everyone. He believed in the underdog and was a true humanitarian. Brandon loved fishing, boating, golf, football and NASCAR. A beautiful life that came to an end. He died as he lived, everyone’s friend. In our hearts a memory will always be kept, of one we loved and will never forget.
Mendez, Moira F. 1998 HS-2000 JC ~ 25-Oct-2006 (June 19, 1980 to October 24, 2006) Full of life and love, Moira was an inspiration to all who knew her. A trusted friend and loved daughter; her life was filled with the love of friends. Her heart was always set on caring for those who needed her most. A camp counselor for many years at Camp Enchantment “A summer camp for kids with cancer”, Moira always thought of others above herself and will truly be missed by all who knew her. We will carry her dreams in our hearts and look for her name that is now written among the stars of heaven. Graduate of NMMI and UNM, her most recent job working in the film industry in New Mexico. Moira is survived by her mother, Kathleen McFadden-Thomas; stepfather, Ken Thomas; grandmother, Dorothy Rokusek; brothers, Michael and Roy Licata, Eric and Troy Mendez; father, Ralph Mendez; stepmother, Maureen Mendez; and stepbrother, James Thomas.
Scheinberg, Kevin F. 2000 HS ~ 2-Sep-2017


Arbogast, Michael E. 1999 HS ~ 30-Apr-2017 age 36, our family’s cornerstone passed away on April 30, 2017. He is survived by his mother, Toni McNeill; wife, Christina Taylor-Arbogast; his children, Teaguen, Kaitlyn, Logan, Gabrielle, Michael, Domenique; his sister, Chelsea Arbogast; and brother, Jonathan Arbogast. He was proceeded in death by his father, Jeffery Arbogast. He also leaves many cherished extended family AND friends.
Franco, MAJ Christopher John, USA 1997 HS-1999 JC ~ 05-Nov-2014 age 35, of Bluffton, SC, succumbed to spinal cancer that developed from a wound received in Afghanistan. He passed away on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Charleston in Mt. Pleasant, SC. Christopher was born on February 19, 1979 in Mt. Kisco, NY. He was an active duty U.S. Army war hero who was loved by all who served under him in battles in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was wounded in battle in Afghanistan and was a recipient of many awards including for Valor in saving soldiers’ lives while wounded. He was also a recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Christopher is survived by his wife, Schenette and their children, Vittoria (33 months) and Vincenzo (15 months) named after his fallen soldier Vincenzo Romeo; parents, John and Christine Franco; sisters, Heather and Alexandra Franco; grandfather, Louis Civitella, US Army Veteran; and many adoring aunts, uncles, cousins, and nieces. The family would like to express special thanks to the caring and compassionate staff at the Hospice of Charleston for enriching the last days of Christopher’s life. Christopher impacted the lives of many and will forever be remembered for his leadership, kindness and passion for life.
Hesch, Joel Matthew 1999 JC ~ 26-Mar-2004 Born: January 31, 1979 Los Alamos, NM. Died: March 26,2004 Orlando, FL. Joel (Joey) Hesch died suddenly March 26, 2004 in Orlando, FL. Joel is survived by his father, Stephen Hesch of Los Alamos, NM; mother, Syndi Baca Hesch; and brother, Joshua Hesch also from Los Alamos, NM, Joel’s beloved fiancee, Kristen Mc Neil of Orlando, FL, paternal grandparents: Victor and Yolanda Hesch of Santa Fe, NM, maternal grandparents: Bob and Olivia Baca of Los Alamos, NM; great-grandmother, Vera Sandoval of Santa Fe, NM; uncles: Gregory Hesch and wife Peggy of Santa Fe, NM, Brian Hesch and wife Marcy of Albuquerque, NM, Steve Baca and wife Dawn of Seattle, WA, and Greg Baca of Los Alamos, NM; aunts: Jennifer Hesch Lopez and husband Ray of Pojoaque, NM, Terry Baca Daly of Los Alamos, NM, Lorrain Viamonte and husband Andres of Albuquerque, NM; cousins: Emily and Hailey Hesch of Santa Fe, NM, Ruth and Natala Hesch of Albuquerque, NM, Heather and Hailee Baca of Seattle, WA, Christopher and Mitchell Robert Daly of Los Alamos, NM, Dr. Carlo Viamonte of Albuquerque, NM. Education: Joey attended Los Alamos High School. He earned an Associates Degree from New Mexico Military Institute, in Roswell, NM, and a Bachelors of Science Degree from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, NM, and Florida International University, in Miami, FL. Academic accomplishments: Joel was a 4.0 University Student and resided in the Honors Towers while at Florida International University. Occupation: designer/wood worker. Joel had received two promotions within the last 14 months at the company he worked for in Orlando, FL, for outstanding performance on the job. Our dear Joey was a talented song writer and singer, artist and poet. He often performed with his guitar on campus. He was a favorite Counselor among the young campers at Camp Watitoh, Center Lake Becket, MA, where Joey was a much loved summer camp counselor for two summers. In Joey’s short life he spent two summers in Spain, worked one summer at Yellowstone National Park and one summer at Lake Powell, UT. Joey was also privileged to attend L’ Abri Christian Fellowship in Rochester, Minnesota – Francis Shaffer, Founder. He was an alumnus of Outward Bound School and a past member of Explorer Post 21 in Los Alamos. He was a skilled Chess player, especially in the last few years. Joey was a multi-faceted individual with many interests. The last three years of Joey’s life he became a student of the Bible… his perspective was that of Hebraic Roots of Christianiy. He was learning Hebrew and had a personal relationship with the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Joey’s last fourteen months in Orlando, FL, with fiancé Kristin was the happiest time of his life. {God} will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away. – Revelations 21: 4.
Spiri, Jesse James 1999 JC ~ 07-Jul-2001 age 21, passed away on Saturday July 7, 2001. He was born to James and Candace Spiri on July 13, 1979 in Milwaukee, OR. He made his home in Silver City, NM. Mr. Spiri graduated from Western New Mexico University with a bachelors degree and was commissioned a second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps on May 11, 2001. His immediate siblings are Melain Blackwell, Jimmy Spiri and Moriah Spiri. He has a daughter, Hailey Marie Spiri. Jesse is the grandson of Ennio Spiri of Valley Cottage, NY. 
Vescovi, Jack D. 1997 HS-1999 JC ~ 31-Jul-2005 26, of Aztec, passed away in Durango, Colo., Sunday, July 31, 2005. Jack was born in Hobbs, Nov. 6, 1978, to Dante J. and Sheila Vescovi. The family moved to Aztec in 1981, where Jack attended Aztec Public Schools. He graduated with honors in 1997, from the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. While attending NMMI, he was a member of the Goss Rifle Drill Team, the Fencing Team, the National Honor Society, Who’s Who in American High Schools and the Superintendent’s Honor List. He attended NMMI his freshmen year of college, subsequently transferring to the University of New Mexico where he majored in Civil Engineering. He worked as a sales representative and technician for DNH Tools/TIW. Jack was an outdoors enthusiast who loved fishing, skiing, hiking, and boating. He will be forever missed by his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jack D. and Priscilla Vescovi uncle, Jack J. Vescovi great-grandparents, Jacob and Martha Bertch and Freida and Albert Doctor. He is survived by his parents, Dante J. and Sheila Bertch Vescovi his grandparents, Dwaine and Marion Bertch his brother, Alex Joseph Vescovi 2001 HS aunts, Deborah Schomer (Butch), DuAnne Speidel (Mark), Charlene Frick (Keith), Julia Heaton (John), Nanette Barnum (Montie), and Carla Vescovi Dial uncle, Duane Bertch (Tami Jo) and a large extended family of great-aunts, great-uncles, and cousins.


Christmas, CPT Todd Tyler, USA 1996 HS-1998 JC ~ 29-Nov-2004 26, son of Brad and Becky Christmas of Wagon Mound, passed away on Nov. 29, 2004. He was traveling in a Blackhawk helicopter when it collided with a guy wire near Waco, TX, killing all aboard. Todd was born on March 8, 1978 in Las Vegas, NM. He was a 1998 graduate of the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, where he received an Associates of Arts degree. He went on to attend Texas A&M University where he received a Bachelor’s of Science in Agriculture Economics and was the Distinguished Military Graduate in August 2001. He was united in marriage to Erica Lane Smith of Arlington, TX, on Aug. 18, 2001. He was commissioned through the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets as an Air Defense Officer and graduated from the Air Defense Officer Basic Course in February of 2002. He then attended the United States Army Airborne School at Fort Benning, GA, where he was awarded the parachutists badge. He joined the 1st Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment on March 28, 2002. While in the battalion, he served as an Avenger Platoon Leader, Linebacker Platoon Leader, and Battery Executive Officer while deployed in support of Iraqi Freedom. In June 2004, he was selected to serve as the Aide de Camp for Brigadier General Charles Allen, the Assistant Division Commander (Support). He was a member of the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M where he graduated and was commissioned in 2001. He was assigned to the 4th Infantry Division at Ft. Hood, TX. Todd’s military awards included the Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Army Parachutists Badge. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Ace and Pauline Christmas of Farley, and by his cousin Shaun Berry of Lovington. He is survived by his wife Erica Smith Christmas of Killeen, TX. He is also survived by his parents Brad and Becky Christmas of Wagon Mound; brothers Matt Christmas of Albuquerque and Will Christmas of Las Cruces; grandparents Giles and Joie Lee, Lovington; aunts and uncles Libby and Danny Berry, Eunice, Maryann Ham, San Angelo, TX, Bob and Mary Short, Alice, Texas, Candy Christmas, Ocala, FL., and Greg and Jane Barby, Okarche, OK.
Garner, CPT Mark A., USA 1998 JC ~ 06-Jul-2009 age 30, was the Commander of B Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, stationed in Hohenfels, Germany. He was killed 6 July 2009 from injuries sustained in an IED blast in the Agrandab District of Afghanistan. A native of State Road, NC, and a graduate of Elkin High School and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Mark died doing the job he loved. He was a committed soldier who loved his family, his country and the Army life. A runner and enthusiastic traveler, Mark often said that he loved his wife, Nickayla, and he loved traveling, and nothing could be better than traveling with his wife. He visited and explored the cultures of 52 countries in the last 12 years and was a passionate adventurer. Mark treasured his parents and his sisters and often spoke fondly of his time growing up in the Elkin area. He will be remembered by his family, friends and fellow soldiers as intelligent, athletic, confident, cheerful and optimistic, always with a ready smile and a word of encouragement and support. Mark leaves his beloved wife, Nickayla Myers-Garner of Parsberg, Germany, formerly of Elkin; his parents, Don and Beth Garner of State Road, NC; his sisters, Jo Garner of Durham, NC and Rachel Garner Slawter (Matt and children-Liz, Luke, and Ethan) of State Road, NC; his grandparents, Jo Ann Hughes and the late Leonard Hughes, Jr., of Elkin and Louvene Garner and the late Kirby Garner of Red Springs, NC; his parents-in-law, Dwayne and Barbara Myers of Elkin, NC, and his brothers-in-law, Chad & Zach (Sybil and children-Jake and Robert) Myers of Elkin-Jonesville, NC. Upon completion of the Infantry Officer’s Basic Course and Ranger School, Captain Garner was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne, as well as the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment at Fort Bragg, NC. While there he served as an Infantry Rifle Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, and Battalion S-1 where Captain Garner spent two tours in Iraq. Upon completion of the Infantry Captains’ Career Course in December 2006, he was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment where he served as the Battalion S-4 and Bravo Company Commander. He was recently serving as a Company Commander in Afghanistan. Captain Mark A. Garner’s awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Achievement Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Parachutist Badge, and the Ranger Tab. Posthumously, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and the NATO Medal with International Security and Assistance Force clasp. The loss of Captain Mark Garner is not only a loss to his family, friends, and soldiers, but is a major loss to society as a whole.
Grannis, Jona O. 1998 JC ~ 14-Oct-2002, the grandson of Nicholas and Angela Falcone, residents of 689 S. Lakemont Avenue, Winter Park, FL, since 1967 made his exit from this earth on 14 October 2002.
Herman, David J. 1998 JC ~ 09-Sep-2003 David J. Herman, age 33, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, April 23 of natural causes. He was born on January 16th, 1987 in the Town of Marshfield, WI, son of Ron Herman, Jr., and Katherine L. Fritz. David graduated from Little Wolf high school in Manawa in 2005. On August 14th, 2005 he was united in marriage to Noël B. Arndt at Grace Lutheran Church in Huntsville, AL. He was a proud owner of Freedom Dental Solutions. Prior to that, he spent the past 5 years as office manager then regional manager of Aspen Dental. He was a staff sergeant in the Wisconsin National Guard and deployed to Iraq in 2010-2011 as a convoy gunner in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. David had a deep love for the outdoors. He loved to hunt and fish and ‘be with the Lord’ in nature. He was known for his infectious laugh and loved by all who were blessed to know him. David never shied away from a hard day’s work and was always first in line to help anyone in need. He was a dedicated, selfless, intentional, and kind man who put his love of God, family, and America above all else. He loved life but wasn’t afraid to lay it down. His life overflowed into others. He was a strong leader and a natural mentor who cared about everyone. David was a true friend to all and a deep source of comfort to those around him. He loved hard and he loved deeply. His young son says, “He inspires me to become the man I am today.” He is survived by his wife, Noël, and his children Nathan (11), Whitley (7), and Lincoln (3), his mother Katherine Fritz (Michael), his father Ronald Herman Jr., (Becky), his brothers Joshua Nichols and Riley Herman, his sisters Elizabeth Kinsman (Ryan) and Kristin Herman. He is further survived by his grandfather William Kinsman and grandmother Katherine Herman. He is preceded in death by his infant son Noah, grandfather Ronald Herman, Sr., grandmother Janet Kinsman, and uncle Mark Kinsman.
Ramirez, Ruben P. 1998 HS ~ 20-Nov-2019


Baldwin Roybal, Roberta M. 1997 HS ~ 08-Oct-2016 age 38, born October 23, 1977, passed into Destiny’s hands on October 8, 2016. Roberta is survived by her husband, Jeremy; children, Michael, Ashley, Kathrine; Mother, Maria Baldwin; Father, Carl (Penny) Baldwin; Sister, Christina Baldwin; Father and Mother in law, John & Rose Roybal; Brother in law, Steve; Sister in law, Lisa (Chris) Bairsto; aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews. Roberta was preceded in death by grandparents Chet & Mary Baldwin & Gerald & Tina McDuff; Aunt, Louella McDuff. Roberta, also known as Pug or Berta, grew up in Hobbs, NM, with her Bad Dad, Mommie, & Sissy. She lived life with a smile on her face & always spread her sunshine to anyone lucky enough to meet her. She attended high school in Roswell, NM, at NMMI and then went on to fulfill her dream of being a mother of children and pets (Dessie & Kato). Spending time with family hanging out, listening to music, making memories, & being a part of her children’s milestones were her favorite hobbies. She loved traveling, visiting and hanging out with family, telling stories about growing up with family in NM, and in Vermont. Berta brought a light to the world that will forever grow.
Brown, Steven Brandon 1997 JC
Cooper, Steve L. 1997 JC ~ 04-Mar-2022
In loving memory of Steve Lee Cooper, 46, of Midland, TX., left us on Friday March 04, 2022, in MidlandSteve L. Cooper was born in El Paso, TX to Richard & Wynema Cooper on May 7, 1976. He went to school at Odessa High School and his senior year graduated from Carlsbad High School in Carlsbad, NM. He went on to graduate from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. He furthered his education and received his bachelor’s degree from Sam Houston State University. He attained his CPA degree as well. He worked at Legacy Harley Davidson in Midland, TX as Sales Representative for almost 4 yrs. He also served as a 1st Lt. in the Army National Guard. Steve had many hobbies which included riding motorcycles, cycling, skydiving, snow skiing, archery, Brazilian Jiu JitsuSteve was preceded in death by his mother Wynema Jean (Campbell) Cooper and is survived by two daughters Emilie Cooper and Katie Cooper of Katy, TX, sister Cassie Cooper-Evans, brother Sean Cooper and parents Richard & Kerry CooperGod may not have called Steve home, but we know He welcomed him home. He will surely be missedA memorial service with family and friends will be held at a later date. To place online condolences, please visit www.willowbrk.comMemorials may be given to Wounded Warrior Foundation www.woundedwarriorproject.orgThe family of Steve Cooper wishes to extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to everyone’s prayers thru this time.
Cravens, 2LT Matthew L., USA 1997 JC ~ 27-Jul-2001

Foster, Brett T. 1997 JC ~ 10-Jun-2015 38, of Anaheim Hills, CA, beloved son, brother, uncle and friend, unexpectedly passed away on June 10, 2015. Brett was born March 14, 1977 in Concord, CA. Brett grew up in Riverside, CA, playing baseball and soccer, and graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1995 where he excelled in football. Brett attended USC, attaining a Bachelor’s degree and a MBA. Brett just recently finished law school and was preparing to take the California State Bar Exam in July. Brett worked as a commercial real estate broker for approximately 15 years. He also volunteered his time at the Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino and served as an intern at the San Bernardino District Attorney’s office. Brett enjoyed traveling, learning and spending time with his family and friends. Brett is survived by his father, Hon. Bryan F. Foster; his mother, Nancy Foster; his brothers, Scott Foster and Keith Foster; sister-in-law Christina Foster; his niece Mikaela Foster and nephew Nathan Foster; and many extended family members and close friends. Brett built his life around making others happy. His infectious personality and laughter will always be missed.
Harrell, Michael Brad 1997 HS ~ 28-Aug-2007 Brad was born February 5, 1979, in Roswell, NM. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1997. Upon graduation Brad attended New Mexico State University and from there he went on to study in Alaska and internationally in Spain and Costa Rica. He loved to travel and his adventurous spirit also led him to France, Great Britain, Italy and Ireland. Brad enjoyed studying languages and became very proficient. One of Brad’s passions was cooking, and he attended the Cordon Bleu Culinary School in Scottsdale, AZ. Brad loved, admired, and protected his family. He is survived by his beautiful daughter Whitney Elizabeth Brooke Harrell, his little sister Lexie Harrell, parents Gary and Connie Harrell of Roswell, maternal grandparents Jim and Bonnie Grassie of Dexter, paternal grandparents Ruth and Joe Harrell of Roswell, his great-grandmother Willeta Stanley, and a large loving family of aunts, uncles, cousins, and many, many friends. Brad was an avid sportsman and gun collector. He loved to hunt anything that moved, and he loved to fish. Brad was also a chronic weight-lifter. He was known for his great sense of humor, beautiful smile and infectious laugh. Brad is a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Roswell, and the Emmaus Community, De Colores. 
Hollis, Troy Anthony 1997 JC
Luckett, Leigh H. 1997 HS ~ 11-Jan-2014 34 years old, passed away on January 11, 2014 in Allen, TX. Born January 13, 1979 in Albuquerque, NM, he attended Lovington High School in Lovington, NM. Leigh is survived by his son Edikai Jack Luckett; his parents Jack Mayo Luckett, Sr., and Maggie Rose Luckett; and his sisters Shurlea Tana Luckett and Rae Ona Gatewood. He was predeceased by his brother Jack Mayo Luckett Jr.
Sexton, Michael George 1997 HS
Weir, Randall W. 1997 HS ~ 11-Feb-2018
Randall Woodrow Weir was returned to his Heavenly home on Sunday February 11, 2018. He was born on August 7, 1978 in Austin, TX, to Woody and Nancy Weir. Randall graduated from Cooper High School, attended the University of Texas at Arlington and later graduated from McMurry University. He lived in Odessa, TX, until moving to Greeley, Colorado in December, 2017. Randall’s big heart and humor brought smiles to everyone he knew. In 2016 he married the love of his life, Courtney Swain and became the best dad to “his little ladies”, Chloe and Claire. He loved being a husband and father and enjoyed many outdoor activities, especially hiking as it made him feel closer to God. He loved snowboarding, watching movies, going to church and sharing his faith with everyone he encountered. He was loved by all who knew him and will be missed greatly. He is survived by his wife, Courtney Weir, and daughters Chloe and Claire Swain of Greeley, Colorado; his parents, Woody and Nancy Weir of Abilene; sister Catherine Weir of Dallas, TX; grandfather Randall Lundy of Barbourville, KY; aunt Jane Belazi of Austin, TX; Uncle Will Lundy of Midland, TX; cousins Sophia Belazi, Patrick Lundy and Sean Lundy.


Doyal, Grady L. SSG, USA 1994 HS-1996 JC ~ 10-Jul-2020
Jaymes, Jessica Michael (see Redding)
Landers, Jonathan T. 1996 JC
O’Dair, Michael G. 1996 HC ~ 12-Feb-2019 Michael George O’Dair Jr., age 42,passed away 12 February 2019. He currently resided in Highlands Ranch, CO, where he had purchased and enjoyed making his home for the past 10 years. Michael was born 23 May 1976 to Michael George O’Dair, Sr., and Amy Jo (Steele) O’Dair in Colorado Springs, CO. He grew up in the same house in Monument since his fourth birthday. He graduated from Lewis-Palmer High School, where he made many lifelong friends from his childhood. After graduation, Michael attended the Air Force Academy and the University of Colorado majoring in Meteorology. Mike received his Air Force commission as a 2nd Lieutenant and was rewarded a pilot training spot. After being a pilot in the U.S. Air Force, he was asked to fly for our government before deciding to return to Denver and accept a pilot’s position with the airlines. Mike enjoyed the game of golf and grew up playing since a young age, progressing to being on the high school team. At the age of nine, Mike began his true love of Martial Arts. Over the years, he would rise to black belt and be given captain positions on many teams. It was 1997 when Michael would make the pre-Olympic trials for the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Although tempting to go further in that endeavor, Michael stayed with his desire to go into the Air Force and be a pilot. Michael, Jr., is survived by his mother, Amy Jo O’Dair; his sisters, Shannon Melcher, and Kimberlee Gresham (husband, James Gresham);and his niece, Cora June Gresham. He was preceded in death by his father, Michael O’Dair, Sr. A private family service is being held at Shrine of Remembrance. Burial will take place in Fort Logan National Cemetery, Staging Area B, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd., Denver, CO, 80235, at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2019.Online condolences may be left at Shrine Of “We are so very appreciative of the kind and loving care of Woodmen Valley Chapel and Shrine of Remembrance. No words can come close in describing the gratitude we feel.”

Redding, Jessica Michael (Jaymes) 1996 HS ~ 17-Sep-2019

Ritter, Samuel T. 1996 HS
Rosenberg, MAJ Mark E., USAR 1996 JC ~ 09-Apr-2008 (March 25, 1976 – April 8, 2008) U.S. Army Major Mark E. Rosenberg, who as a boy would run around his family’s South Florida home in military fatigues, was killed in action in Baghdad. He was 32. The Humvee Rosenberg was riding in hit an improvised explosive device on April 8; he died in the operating room, his family said. Rosenberg began his second tour in Iraq a few days after Thanksgiving. ”He felt like what he was doing in Iraq was the right thing both times,” said his sister, Lori Sousa, of Boynton Beach. “He felt this was a humanitarian thing we needed to do. This time he felt he was really making a difference.” Rosenberg was part of the military intelligence tactical team, providing military training to Iraqis. He was born in Hollywood and grew up in Miramar and North Miami-Dade. He graduated from American High School in Miami-Dade and attended the New Mexico Military Institute, where he met his wife, Julie M. (Holt) Rosenberg 1977 HS. He entered the Army in 1996, following his father, Burton Rosenberg, a warrant officer. In the late ’90s, Rosenberg finished school at Florida International University. Rosenberg and his sister were close. Their weddings were only a day apart in 1999. ”I got married at the Sheraton in Dania, and he got married at the Hilton across the street the following day,” she said. “It was a lot of fun.” He spent a year in Korea from 2001 to 2002 and returned to Miami briefly before moving to Oklahoma. Rosenberg and his wife lived in Fountain, CO, with their two sons, Joshua, 3 and Maxwell, 22 months. ”He was the life of the party, an infectious laugh,” Sousa said. “Everybody wants to be around him. A wonderful father.” He loved scuba diving, playing Wii with his family and tinkering with things around the house. He received a number of medals and commendations from the Army. Rosenberg was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, and Fort Carson, CO. He is also survived by his father, Burton Rosenberg, his mother, Sheila Buckland, stepfather Peter Buckland, and his brother Neil Buckland. (The above appeared in the Miami Herald newspaper on April 10, 2008 in an article written by Jennifer Lebovich and is reprinted at the request of the family)
Schuppert, 2LT Alexander M., USAR 1994 HS-1996 JC ~ 01-Oct-2005
Scofield, Andrew M. 1996 JC ~ 10-Sep-2000 age 25, died Sunday in Austin, TX. He is survived by his parents Clint and Joann Scofield of Plano, his brother Bradford Scofield of Austin, and his grandmother Phylis Dougherty of Ocean City, NJ. Andrew was a graduate of Lutheran High School in Dallas and the University of Texas in Austin. He had recently moved to the Austin area.
Strother, Shad M. 1996 JC ~ 24-Jun-2005
Sutton, Cameron J. 1996 JC ~ 26-Feb-2009 (age 34) was born in Dallas, TX, on Dec. 1, 1974, and died in his home city Feb. 26, 2009. Cameron attended Lake Hill Preparatory School, St. Marks School of Texas, New Mexico Military Institute and Belmont University, Nashville, TN. Cameron was a member of Boy Scout Troop 80, Highland Park, TX, and earned the Eagle Scout Award in 1992. He always had a mischievous smile, curious nature and was most happy on the sea with sails flying or diving under the water. As an active sailor, he competed in the Caribbean 1500 race and frequently raced on Chesapeake Bay. He is survived by his mother, Trudy O’Reilly, Hampton, VA; sister, Megan Cockrell O’Reilly, Paris, France; grandmother, Elaine Hawkins, Mesquite; uncle, Dwight H. Hawkins, Mesquite; aunt, Deborah Kennedy, Mesquite, and their families and by his father, James M. Sutton, Jr., and his wife, Terry, and their children, Timmy and Tammy Sutton, all of Carrollton and aunt Janice Grupe, Dallas.
Tyson, Michael A. 1996 HS ~ 29-Jun-2015 set off to explore the Universe on Monday, June 29th in his resident city of Buffalo, NY. He passed peacefully after a three year battle with cancer, age 37. Mike is remembered fondly for his big heart, big hugs, playful sense of humor, and passion for poetry. He was a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute, class of ’96, U. of Buffalo, class of ’12, and was in the UB Master’s Program as an educator for inner-city youth. He is survived by his loving family, parents Albert and Jo Nell Tyson of Albuquerque; sisters Mindy and Megan; nephews/niece Quinn, Calla, Rhett, and Jaylin, wife GiGi; best friend Jeff; and numerous friends whose lives he touched.



Campos, Robert J. 1995 JC ~ 18-Nov-2003
DeShon, Jason F. 1995 HS ~ 09-Aug-1993
Duplechain, Kevin 1995 JC ~ 17-Dec-2017
Escobar, Stephen M. 1995 HS

Griego, Iameve V. 1995 HS ~ 01-Dec-1993
Hackler, Jason L. 1995 JC
Larzelere, Bartholomew A. 1995 HS ~ 01-Mar-2003, 26, of Santa Fe, N.M., formerly of Perkasie and Fountainville, Bucks County, died March 1 in his home. He worked in food service for the Old House Restaurant, Santa Fe, and previously in Hawaii. He also worked for the Emergency Medical Technician service of Espanola, NM, Hospital. Born in Albuquerque, NM, he was a son of the Rev. Benjamin, III, and Beverly (Steeley) Larzelere of Santa Fe. He was a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, NM. Survivors: Parents; paternal grandmother, Mary Elizabeth (Grabert) Larzelere of Boca Raton, FL; maternal grandfather, Jacob A. Steeley of Sellersville. 
Polan, Stephen R. 1995 HS
Potter, James A. 1995 JC ~ 13-Dec-2003, 30, of Beaver Falls, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, in an automobile accident. Born Nov. 11, 1973, James “Jamie” as he was affectionately known, was a 1992 high honors graduate of Beaver Falls High School. He served four years in student government, served as secretary of his senior class and held officer positions in various other extracurricular activities, such as the American Field Service and Spanish Clubs. He was a two-year letterman in football, a four-year letterman in track and a member of the basketball team. During the summer before his senior year, Jamie was selected by and attended the Pennsylvania Governor’s School of Business which was held at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. He was also a member of the National Honor Society and SAAD. James attended New Mexico Military Institute under Foundation sponsorship during 1993-1994. In 1998, Lt. James A. Potter graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. and was commissioned as an Ensign in the United States Navy. He went on to attend Surface Warfare School in Newport, RI. Upon graduation, Lt. Potter served honorably as a Surface Warfare Officer aboard the USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN – 74) in San Diego, CA, and the USS HARPER’S FERRY (LSD-49) in Sasebo, Japan for three deployments in the Persian Gulf in the Pacific Theatre, as well as participating in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Paul L. and Althea Gibson; George H. Potter, Margaret L. Moss, and godfather, William Alford. He is survived by his parents, George and Paulette Potter; three brothers, George C. Potter, Jr., Matthew R. Potter, of Atlanta, Ga., and Michael A. Potter, of Philadelphia; in addition, his loving grandparents, Marie Potter and Robert Moss, as well as a godmother, Rosa Alford. Jamie also leaves a very dear and special companion, Lt. Rose Torres, of San Diego, CA, and a host of relatives and friends. 
Stuart, Seth D. 1995 JC
Unkie, Joshua M. 1995 JC
Wells, Charles E., II 1995 JC ~ 19-Mar-2000
Williams, Bryon David 1995 HS ~ 02-Mar-2017 Age 40, of Hutto, TX, was called home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Friday night, March 2, 2017. BRyon, often mistakenly called BYron throughout his life due to the odd spelling of his name, made a big entrance into the world on December 5, 1976 in Hobbs, NM, at over 9 pounds to his parents, David Harold Williams of Snyder, OK, and Julie Spivey Williams of San Marcos, TX. His dad called him “Big’n” and he rightfully earned the name growing to 6 feet 5 inches. Bryon and his brother, Chase Williams of Hutto, TX,  were mostly raised in Hobbs, NM, by two of the most kind-hearted people, their loving grandparents, Harold Williams (deceased, 97) and Jo Williams, 94, of Yukon, OK. He also lived in Alamogordo, Carlsbad, and Roswell where he attended New Mexico Military Institute. He moved to Nacogdoches, TX, as a teenager where he met three of his life-long friends, Jeremy Sherman of Round Rock, Sam Lemelle of Austin, and Evan Byars of Nacogdoches. His family and friends were there to support him when, at the age of 20, he was diagnosed with a rare adult brain tumor called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (a brainstem tumor), and was given a 9-12 month prognosis. He received radiation and to the surprise of all, he made a near full recovery and went into remission. Five years later, while enjoying his free-spirited and renewed life in Austin, TX, he met his future wife, Carol. They were destined for each other, even sharing the same birthday. They shared the next 15+ years mostly in Texas, and finally settled in Hutto, TX, 9 years ago. They prided themselves on being goof-balls and silly together. She was his “Dollface/Scooby-girl” and he was her “Sweet love/Babypie.” His dedication and love to Carol included watching every Jane Austen and Bronte movie/mini-series countless times (no worries guys, his favorite movie was still Predator). He always put a smile on her face by quoting Mr. Darcy, telling Carol, “I love you…most ardently.” Bryon had the gift of bringing laughter to all who knew him. He was often the life of the party, and was spot-on with his impersonations of Arnold, Stallone, Keanu Reeves (whom many people thought he looked like), Christopher Walken, Sean Connery, and many others. He loved movies and often quoted and incorporated funny lines into every day life. He also loved music (mostly alternative 90s) and not a day went by where he was not singing, often making up his own hysterical lyrics to songs. Bryon also enjoyed the outdoors, working on and preserving land in Thorndale, WWII history, guns, survival gear and training, motorcycles, zombie shows, and video games. He despised mornings and had a career working nights as a Polysomnography (Sleep Study) Technician. All was well until March of 2016 when he learned his brain tumor was no longer in remission. Over the last year, Bryon and Carol fought hard together for him to LIVE, even when the tumor took away many of his basic abilities such as hearing, seeing, walking, eating, swallowing, talking. His mind never failed him and he loved LIFE, his family and friends, and God to the very end. He will be laid to rest next to Carol’s brother, James Lee Harris, at the Killeen City Cemetery. A special thanks to his sisters-in-law and their husbands, Lisa and Dave Milewski and Mia and Jim Morris, all of Hutto, for always being there for Bryon and Carol. He will be missed deeply by his niece Ashley Franke of Hutto, nephew Julian Rodriguez of Hutto, nephew Brady Byars of San Marcos, half-sister Tammy Byars of San Marcos, half-brother Tim Byars of Georgetown, and many other family and friends. Also thank you to Carol’s parents, Ui Nan Ballard of Killeen, and James and Ye Hwa Harris of Harker Heights. Many, many thanks to April and Todd Erickson, Cathy and Roger Astran, Jen Taylor and James Blackwell, and Angie and Carlos Raines for your love and support and perfect example of true friendship. One of Bryon’s favorite movie quotes was from Coming to America, where a character says, “If loving the Lord is wrong, then I don’t want to be right.”


Comstock, Chad E. 1994 HS ~ 07-Jul-1992
Duncan, Mark L. 1994 HS
Forcada Corrales, Eduardo 1994 HS ~ 14-Mar-1994
Gomez, SGT Samuel C. USA 1992 HS-1994 JC ~ 30-Aug-2005
Gullette, Steve N. 1994 JC ~ 08-Jul-2017 age 43 of St. Louis, MO, beloved son of Joyce, passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017 from a sudden heart attack. Steven had been a Pharmacist for the last 8 years graduating from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. He was preceded in death by his father, Dennis in 2001 and special Aunt Patty. He is survived by his mother Joyce L. Gullette of Washington Twp., three children, Ione & Trey of Houston, TX, and Sid of St. Louis, MO, special uncle & aunt, Dale & Barb of Alamo, NM, four cousin including special cousin Jeffrey Kidwell, Annette Black (Donald), Daleray Kidwell, Sabrina Holmes (Todd), as well as many other relatives and friends.
Hoge, Marshall K. 1994 JC ~ 04-Nov-2010 36, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Thursday, November 4, 2010, in Charleston. Marshall was born April 11, 1974, a son of William H. Hoge and Loyce E. Fish Hoge. He graduated high school in Clovis, NM, and attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. He was a 1997 graduate of Arkansas Tech University, where he played football and was a 2nd Team All-Conference defensive lineman. After graduation, Marshall taught high school and coached football for two years at Ware Shoales High School in Ware Shoales, SC. He then moved to Charleston, SC, and worked in the shipping industry. In 2004, he began his career as a real estate appraiser with Atlantic Appraisals in Mt. Pleasant. He volunteered with the Mt. Pleasant Recreation Department as a volunteer coach for youth soccer and T-ball. Marshall was an avid Oklahoma University football fan. He was a member of Christ Our King Catholic Church in Mt. Pleasant. In addition to his parents of Sumter, SC, Marshall is survived by his wife, Ashley Smithson Hoge, his son, Cooper Fish Hoge, and his daughter, Paisley Anna Hoge of Mt. Pleasant; his brother, Michal W. Hoge and his wife, Laura, his nephew, Michal, and niece, Mary Lenoir, of Sumter, SC; and his paternal grandmother, Ruth McBride Hoge, of Princeton, WV. Marshall was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ann Crank, of Charlotte, NC.
Jordan, SPC Alexander N., USA 1994 HS ~ 10-Sep-2006, age 31, a longtime resident of Albuquerque’s Westside, was killed in action, while honorably serving his country while in Iraq, on September 10, 2006. Alex attended New Mexico Military Institute and Cibola High School. He volunteered for the U.S. Army in September, 2003 and was a member of Company B, 4th Battalion, Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 23rd Infantry Regiment. Alex is survived by his wife, Tiffany Jordan of Anchorage, AK; father, Robert Jordan and his wife. Cynthia, of Rio Rancho; mother, Candace Jordan of Miami, FL; sister, Lacey Jordan; brother, Rey Jordan; sister, Christina Jordan, and Nic Condon, all of Albuquerque; and grandmother, Polly Cane of Clearwater, FL.
LaFont, 1LT James G., III, USAR 1994 JC ~ 20-May-2004 He was a member of Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church and graduated from NMMI Junior College in 1994 with an Associates Degree. He attended UNM and was working on his Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. He managed Desert Hills Apartments for 7 years and worked for LaFont Trucking, LLC, for many years. James was a fun loving son, brother, and friend and will always be remembered for his beautiful smile and great sense of humor. James was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Cedelia Martinez; his paternal grandparents, James LaFont and Reba Wrather. Parents: James and Juanita LaFont.
Lara, Raymond J. 1994 HS ~ 30-Aug-2005
Michaud, Jonathan A. 1994 HS
Moore, Benjamin H. 1994 HS
Overby, Jerry B. 1994 HS ~ 01-Jan-2008 31, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2008, in Alamogordo. Jerry was born June 22, 1976, in Alamogordo. He graduated from Goddard High School in Roswell in 1994 and received his associate of arts degree from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces in January 2006. Jerry was pursuing a career in the health field. While attending high school, Jerry was in ROTC and became an Eagle Scout. After graduating high school, he married Francisca Garcia and enlisted in the military. Jerry served in the Army and the Army National Guard for a total of eight years. While enlisted in the Army, he served as an armorer and then as a medic in the National Guard. Jerry was awarded the Army Commendation Medal (Fourth Award), Army Achievement Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal W/M Device, Army Service Ribbon, Expert Marksmanship Qualification Badge with Grenade Bar, Marksman Marksmanship Qualification Badge with Rifle Bar and Army Lapel Button while serving on active duty at Fort Hood and in the Army National Guard in Ft Bliss. Jerry was also a fourth degree black belt in tae kwon do and was selected to be an alternate for the Army tae kwon do team. While in the Army, Jerry volunteered numerous times for the Bataan Memorial Death March. Jerry was an avid reader and movie buff, especially films about the Christmas season. He enjoyed cooking and preparing creative foods and collecting wolf art. Jerry was employed as a mental health technician and respite provider. He was committed to the welfare of those he served. During the Thanksgiving holiday, Jerry and his fiancée, Kristen Nicole Redpath, donated their time to help deliver meals to people who were homebound and in need. Survivors include his mother, Judy Overby; his sisters, Jessica Overby and Jenny Torres; his paternal grandparents Ralph and Norma Overby; his ex-wife Francisca Overby; his fiancée’s parents, Steve and Judy Holmes; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his fiancée, Kristen Nicole Redpath, and his father, Jerry Donald Overby.
Strodtman, Scott A. 1994 JC ~ 23-Jan-2015 41, died suddenly and unexpectedly in a tragic accident Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, while working in the oil field near Ford, Kan. He was born Oct. 14, 1973, to Wayne and Pamela (Eagleton) Strodtman in Bucklin, KS. Scott graduated from Kansas State University and went to work in the aircraft industry. Scott and Deena met in 1997 and were married on May 23, 1998. Scott and Deena lived in Wichita before moving to Cheney, Kan. in 2004. They both became involved in the community through their children’s schools and activities, meeting many new wonderful people and friends. Scott spent six years working in Iraq and Afghanistan in support of our troops during Operation Enduring Freedom. Upon returning home, he worked at Agri Center in Hutchinson and then Avtrak GlobalNet Compliance Systems in Wichita, before going to work with his brother, Mike Strodtman, in the oil fields of western Kansas. Scott enjoyed the time he got to spend with his brother and was happy about the extra time he got to spend with his family. Scott was a wonderful husband, father, family man, son, brother and friend. He was a country boy who enjoyed hunting, farming and the outdoors. Most of all he loved date nights with Deena and family time with his three children. Scott had a love for God and his country. Scott was devoted to his wife, children, family and those he loved. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Ashlyn Strodtman and his father. Scott is survived by his wife of 16 years, Deena Strodtman; children, Aubrey Strodtman, Colton Strodtman, and Shelby Strodtman; his mother; brother, Mike Strodtman; and grandmother, Margaret Eagleton.


Adkins, Jared J. 1993 HS ~ 16-Feb-1995
Baker, Brett J. 1993 HS ~ 29-Nov-1995
Barnett, Benjamin J. 1993 HS
Esquibel, Michael S. 1991 HS-1993 JC ~ 15-Jan-2009 35, a resident of Las Vegas, NM, was called home suddenly on Thursday, January 15, 2009. He was born on November 17, 1973 in Las Vegas, NM. He is survived by his parents, Emilio and Helen Esquibel of Las Vegas, NM; his sister Sylvia Gillen of Tooele, UT; his brother, Lawrence Esquibel and wife Patricia of Bosque Farms, NM; nieces Melissa Barela, and Nicole Esquibel; nephews Jonathan and David. His special friends Cher Lefebvre and her daughter Sage, Kaia Kusiw, sons Isaac and Liam of Louisiana, Lia Irizarry of OH; grandmother, Tina Marquez, Jeanie Sena, Gina Vigil; and Charlie Vigil and extended family members. Michael attended West Las Vegas Schools through the 8th grade and then spent 6 years at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, graduating from high school and completing 2 years of college study. He graduated from Highlands University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Health. Mikey loved many people and many things in his life, his family, friends, all of God’s creations and Vato Rugby. He sought to bring everyone he met in to his love for life. Mike was an avid outsdoorsman enjoying river rafting, skiing, racquetball, life in the mountains, landscaping and working with his hands. He loved his dogs, Mia and Rusty. He loved to laugh, cook, read, learn and teach. He was creative, gentle and strong as a bull. He had a special love for kids, kids of all ages. You were never too young or too old to be recruited for Rugby. He loved laying a good hit on you in the field.
Fontenot, LTC Morris M., USAF 1993 JC ~ 27-Aug-2014 was born on 7 November 1972 in Houston, TX, to Morris Mayuse Fontenot, Sr., and Mary Jane (Janak) Fontenot. Morris was raised in Pearland, TX, and attended Pearland High School. After high school, Morris attended the New Mexico Military Institute for one year on a Falcon Foundation Scholarship. He began his Air Force career in 1992 at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a pilot. At the Academy, Morris also met and began dating his future wife, Kara Janean Parks. While at the Academy, both Morris and Kara were members of Cadet Squadron 33, the “Ratz,” for all four years. Morris was also a member of the USAFA Cadet Honor Guard and won numerous awards in rifle exhibition and drill. Morris and Kara graduated from the Air Force Academy in May 1996 and were married a month later on June 29, 1996. Morris attended pilot training at Laughlin AFB, TX, where he flew the T-37 and T-38. He received his AF pilot wings on December 12, 1997 and was selected to fly the F-15C. Soon after Morris reported to Tyndall AFB, FL, where he completed the F-15 Basic Course and was the B Course “Top Gun.” Moose’s first operational assignment began in September 1998 at Mountain Home AFB, ID, with the 390th Fighter Squadron, the “Wild Boars.” The Wild Boars gave him the fighter pilot call sign by which he is now widely known, Moose. During this military assignment in Idaho, Moose and Kara celebrated the birth of their first daughter, Natalie Marie Fontenot, on July 31, 1999 and the birth of their second daughter, Nicole Desiree Fontenot, on December 7, 2000. In early 2001, Moose and his family moved to Eglin AFB, FL, where he joined the 58th Fighter Squadron, the “Gorillas,” and served as an Instructor Pilot, Flight Commander, Chief of Weapons and Project Officer. In 2003, Moose was voted by his fellow Gorillas as the squadron’s “Top Pilot” and “Top Instructor.” In July 2004, Moose began rigorous training at the prestigious USAF Fighter Weapons School at Nellis AFB, NV. He graduated from Weapons Instructor Course O4B as a USAF Weapons Officer in December 2004. Later that month, Moose and his family moved to Alaska where Moose joined the 19th Fighter Squadron “Gamecocks” at Elmendorf AFB. His dedication and expertise significantly contributed to his squadron winning the last William Tell Air-to-Air Competition in the USAF. In July 2007, Moose and his family moved once again, this time to Washington, DC. There Moose worked first as a DOD Congressional Fellow and later as the USAF Chief of Fighter Programs at the Pentagon. In the summer of 2010, Moose and his family moved across the Pacific Ocean to Kadena AB in Okinawa, Japan. There Moose returned to flying the mighty F-15. He served first as the Director of Operations for the 44th Fighter Squadron, the “Bats.” Then in March 2012, Moose fulfilled a career-long dream of commanding an operational F-15 squadron when he took command of the 67th Fighter Squadron, the “Fighting Cocks.” His leadership directly resulted in the 67th Fighter Squadron winning the Raytheon Trophy for the Best Fighter Squadron in the AF for 2013. While stationed at Kadena AB, Moose deployed twice to the Middle East in support of sustained US Central Command training and contingency operations. In January 2014, Moose left active duty and joined the Massachusetts Air National Guard in order to provide family stability for his two daughters’ high school years. Moose joined the 104th Fighter Wing Barnstormers at Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield, MS, assuming the responsibilities of Wing Inspector General and F-15C instructor pilot. Moose died on August 27, 2014, when the F-15 he was flying crashed into a wooded, mountainous area of the Shenandoah Valley in western Virginia. During his career, Moose logged more than 2, 300 flight hours, 240 of which were in combat. He was a decorated combat veteran, earning the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Aerial Achievement Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, and Combat Readiness Medal among others. Lt Col Fontenot is survived by his wife, Kara, and his daughters, Natalie and Nicole, all residents of Longmeadow, MA. He is also survived by his parents Morris Mayuse Fontenot, Sr., and Mary Jane Fontenot of Willis, TX.
Groener, Brett T. “Terry” 1993 HS – 13-May-2011
Hutchings, Charles D., Jr. 1993 JC
Jackson, Geoffrey B. 1993 HS ~ 11-Dec-1996
Jackson, Jack R. 1993 HS ~ 24-Jan-2008
Mann, Darren 1989 HS-1993 JC ~ 09-Jan-2008
McCracken, William C. 1993 HS ~ 11-Oct-2003
McWhorter, Andrew Lee 1993 JC
Nez, Elliott L. 1993 HS ~ 28-Nov-2003
Tingwall, SGT Andrew F., NMSP 1991 HS-1993 JC ~ 10-Jun-2009 age 36, passed away June 11, 2009. He is preceded in death by his father, Hank; brother, Thomas; and dear friend, Sunny Gosnay. He is survived by his wife, Leighann Tingwall; his daughters: Alexis Ryann and Jenna Nicole; his brothers: Steven Tingwall and wife, Liz; and their children, Jack and Danelle, Douglas Tingwall and wife, Linda; and Ty Cord Gosnay. Sergeant Andy Tingwall was a New Mexico State Police Sergeant and Chief Pilot. He was inducted into the NMMI Alumni Hall of Fame for Eminence in 2009. He was a member of the New Mexico Military Institute and the United States Marine Corps.
Vandergriff, Gregory P. 1993 HS ~ 05-Aug-2016 a longtime resident of Lubbock, TX, was tragically killed in a car accident last Friday morning, August 5th. He was only 41 years old. Greg was born to Antoinette Carpenter and Greg Vandergriff, Sr., in Knoxville, TN., where he lived until his mother finished Officer Training School for the United States Air Force. With the USAF, Greg was given the opportunity to live in many states, including Tulsa, OK, and Roswell, NM, where he attended New Mexico Military Institute. He finished his high school years at Goddard High School in Roswell, where he attained a 4.6 GPA which awarded him a scholarship to Colorado State. Greg’s love was science, and he always wanted to be a part of improving the world. From CO, Greg moved to TX, where he met his first wife Laura, who he married in March 1999. They had two beautiful boys, Nicholas (Nixon) and Ethan, now 17 and 12. A few years later, Greg and Laura parted lives, and he met Summer. They were married in November 2014, and then had another beautiful son, Kaden, who is 18 months. His dream was to be a biochemist and learn how to replicate his DNA to clone people so they no longer felt pain or sickness. While he had not completed his journey in science, Greg loved his family and he will be fondly missed by his children and all of his family and friends. “Do not think of me as gone – I am with you still – in each and every new dawn.” Survivors include his wife, Summer Vandergriff, three sons, Nicholas, Ethan, and Kaden Vandergriff; two step-children, Kobie and Cohen Jackson; sister, Genete Bowen and husband, Jeff; two brothers, Shawn Vandergriff and wife, Erin, and Aaron Carpenter and wife, Rachel. He is also survived by his mother, Antoinette Carpenter and her husband, Bill; father, Gregory Vandergriff, Sr., and his wife, Susan, and paternal grandmother, Mildred Norris.


Aragon, Eli S. 1992 HS ~ 31-Jul-2001Eli Saul Aragon was called to the Lord on Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at the young age of 27. He was a life long resident of Los Lunas. Eli served in the US Army for three years and was stationed in Korea for one year. He was employed by Par Electric as a Journeyman Lineman and belonged to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union Local #611. His passion was riding his Harley and he never missed an opportunity to go on a bike run. Eli was a well-known Pit Bull breeder and always knew the whereabouts of all his puppies in New Mexico and even in Arizona. He was a happy-go-lucky individual who was full of energy and his enthusiasm touched everyone around him. At the time of his death, Eli was working in Phoenix, AZ. His maternal grandparents, Jose and Moraima Torres and his paternal grandparents, Samuel and Esther Aragon, preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving wife, Tammy of Los Lunas, formally of Belen; his parents, Samuel and Lucille Aragon of Peralta; his three siblings, Rachel Elizabeth Aragon of Peralta; Victor and his wife, Tina of Los Lunas; Victoria Ceccacci and her husband, Vaughn of Fountain, Colorado; his three nieces, Samantha; Alixandria; Nicolena; and one nephew, Nicolas. He is also survived by his many loving uncles, aunts, cousins, and his many friends. His father and mother-in-law, Gilbert and Jane Tafoya also survive him.”Eli we will miss you very much.” 
Cervantes, Robert J. 1990 HS-1992 JC ~ 17-Jan-2009 of Glendale AZ. Our loving Son, Brother, Husband and Father passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife, mother and sons on January 17, 2009. Rob was born in Torrance, CA, on November 3, 1971 to Robert and Rita Cervantes. Rob was the youngest child of four children. He went to military school in Southern California, eventually graduating from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. Rob continued his education at University of Arizona. He came to Phoenix and completed school at the Arizona Automotive Institute in Glendale in 1996 and eventually became an automotive painter. On September 16, 2001 Rob and Raquel accepted the Lord into their life at Calvary, they married on April 20, 2002. Rob loved spending time with his boys, family and friends. He was full of life, love for the Lord and everyone he met. Rob is survived by his wife Raquel Cervantes; children Johnny and Jacob, Mom, Rita Cervantes, brothers Rudy and Richard, sister Kristie, several nieces and nephews and Grandmother Jennie Cervantes. Extended family; Efraim Huerta, sisters Anna, Veronica, Rebecca, brothers Rueben, Efraim and Ignacio.
Chase, MAJ Kelley A., USAF 1992 HS ~ 13-Oct-2012 Aug 7, 1974 – Oct 13, 2012 Kelley Allen Chase, 38, of Taos, NM, passed away on October 13, 2012, at Mercy Hospital after a serious brain injury incurred as a police recruit during training at the Oklahoma City Police Department training center. He was born August 7, 1974, in Taos, NM, the son of Jacquelyn E. Anderson and Laurence L. Chase, who survive. He was the youngest of three siblings. On April 19, 2008, he married Elke Chantal Meeus, of Wilrijk, Belgium, who survives. He graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1996. Since then, he served in the United States Air Force as an Air Battle Manager, providing command and control in military operations around the globe. He reached the pinnacle of his career field and served as an instructor Mission Crew Commander training aircrew to prepare and deploy in support of national interests around the world until November 2011. In the course of his flying deployments, Major Chase was awarded six air medals for 61 combat sorties and over 800 combat and combat support hours. He also attained his Master’s in Business Administration at Oklahoma City University in 2004.He is survived by his nearly two-year-old daughter, Alesia Eileen Meeus Chase; three-year-old son, Kyle Roland Meeus Chase; and sister, CPT Victoria E. Grasmick, USAR 1991 JC. Kelley Chase was preceded in death by his infant brother, Christopher K. Chase.
Holloway, Travis 1992 HS ~ 21-Sep-1996
Kelley, SFC Robert J., USA 1992 JC ~ 19-Jul-2003
Klingman, Col Steven W. USAF 1992 JC ~ 01-May-2019, 46, passed away on 1 May, 2019 in Aurora, Colorado. Steve was born in Wheat Ridge, Colorado in 1972, and graduated from Wheat Ridge High School in 1990. He attended New Mexico Military Institute for one year, then entered the Air Force Academy the following year. He graduated from the Academy in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Sciences and a Minor in German. Steve graduated from pilot training at Laughlin Air Force Base, TX, in 1996. He flew C-21s and E-3s for the Air Force, and was stationed at Offutt Air Force Base (Nebraska), Tinker AFB (Oklahoma), Elmendorf AFB (Alaska), Maxwell AFB (Alabama), Patch Barracks (Stuttgart, Germany), NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen (Germany), Langley AFB (Virginia), and at the US Embassy in Bucharest, Romania. Along the way, life happened. In 1997, Steve married Tanya, who also graduated from the Academy in 1995. During their travels, they welcomed two sons, Everett and Ryan, into the family and the Air Force way of life. Steve’s parents, Bill and Charlotte, and his sister Lindsie and her family, and most of his extended family live in the Denver area. So no matter where the Air Force took Steve during his 24 year career, Colorado was always home. 

Lambourn, Erik V. 1992 HS ~ 24-May-2014 40, of El Paso, TX, went home to be with our Lord on Saturday, May 24, 2014. He was a loving husband, nurturing father, loving son, loyal brother and devoted friend. Erik was born on Sept. 30, 1973, in Dallas, TX, to Robert V. Lambourn and Ann Brooks. In 1978, he moved to Fremont where he spent the next 10 years of his life. Erik was blessed to get to know and call John Brooks his dad. He was proud to be a part of the El Paso Fire Department for 10 years until medical retirement. He loved spending quality time with his entire family. A few hobbies he enjoyed were star gazing and four wheeling with his son and friends. He was an enthusiastic gardener at home. Erik had a huge presence at Mitzi Bond Elementary school and was a big part of their PTA. The children of Mitzi Bond knew him as the “ice cream man.” Erik was loved by many and will be sorely missed by all. He is survived by his loving wife, Terry Bustillos Lambourn; son, Jeremy; daughter, Abigayle; mother, Ann Brooks; father, John Brooks; brother, Ryan (Amy) Lambourn; sisters, Elizabeth (Marcus), Kelley (Royce), grandmother, Wanda Lambourn and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert V. Lambourn, and his grandfather, Robert C. Lambourn.
Maestas, 1LT Gilbert F. A. USMC 1992 JC ~ 09-Nov-2018 On Friday November 9, 2018, Gilbert (Gil) earned his angel wings. He was friends with everyone and loved them with his whole heart. Gil was born on July 9, 1972 in Raton, NM, to Floyd and Maria Maestas. Gil moved to Farmington in 1975, where he attended school and graduated from Farmington High School in 1990. He went on to graduate from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, in 1992. Gil also attended UNM and was recently attending San Juan College, studying pre-law. He enjoyed going to see the latest movies, listening to music, watching any sporting event. He attended mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Farmington regularly while growing up he aided in serving mass. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family and close friends. Gil was a big sports fan, loved to support not only his nieces and nephews, but all of the children of his long time and new friends. He is survived by both parents Floyd & Maria Maestas, 3 big sisters, Elizabeth (Michael) McCabe, Dotti (Jesse) O’Neill, Josie (Rich) Litle. Gil was uncle to Ariane and Luke Sullivan, Ryan, and Lilliana Roller, Martin Archuleta, and Ammber Delgado. He also was a great uncle to Taelor Larkins & Ryan Sullivan, Sebastian ,and Abigail Delgado, Aspen Archuleta, and Daniel, Shawn, Jane Martinez and Alice Roller. 

Stead, Michael K. 1992 HS
Teague, Christopher R. 1992 HS

Welch, 2LT Brett J., USAR 1992 JC ~ 17-Dec-1992
Wilson, Craig E. 1992 HS ~ 10-Nov-2011 (June 5, 1973 – November 10, 2011) It is with great sorrow and sadness we announce the sudden passing of our son Craig Wilson. Craig Wilson was born in Oxnard, CA, at St. Joseph Hospital. After moving to Lindsay, Craig attended the Orange Belt Christian School in Strathmore. He made many friends and enjoyed sports and growing up with his cousins. Later he attended Exeter Schools and graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. He spent several years in Arizona working for MCI before moving to San Francisco and later to Half Moon Bay, CA, were he worked as a waiter. Craig loved to spend time near the ocean with his companion Molly Barrett and his son Trevor. He befriended everyone he met and left them with a smile. He is survived by his parents Mark and Louise Wilson of Incline Village, NV, his brother Nick Wilson of Exeter, his nephew Evan Wilson of Discovery Bay, his son Trevor Wilson and Trevor’s mother Stephanie Pilegard of Fresno. His uncle Job and aunt, Susan Denni, uncle Gerald and aunt Jayne Denni all of Lindsay, many beloved cousins and his loving grandmother Lucy Denni of Dana Point, CA.


Anderson, CPT Victor E., III, USA 1991 JC
Atcitty, Elton L. 1991 HS ~ 12-Mar-2011 (Feb. 4, 1973 – March 12, 2011) Elton L. Atcitty, 38, of Shiprock, died Saturday, March 12, 2011, in Hobbs. He was born Feb. 4, 1973, in Shiprock, to Wanda and Leroy Atcitty. He was born for Todi Chff’nii, Bitter Water; born to Kff yaa’aanff, Towering House. Elton served in the U.S. Army from 1997 to 2001 as a multichannel transmission operator. He also served in the National Guard of Georgia, Kentucky and New Mexico as a radio operator and in motor transportation. Elton served his country proudly for three tours of duty in Iraq during “Iraqi Freedom.” He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal/Campaign Star and many other military medals and awards. Elton attended San Juan College’s natural gas compression training program. At the time of his death, he was working for Chevron in Hobbs. Elton loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and mountain bike; skiing, camping, hiking, baseball and collecting guns. He served his country with great pride and honor and spoke often of his “Brothers in Arms,” whom he loved deeply. His heart was full of passion and his smile was always warm. He loved to laugh and enjoyed the fruits of his labor, “well earned.” He loved his job, proud to be working in a field he loved. He was one “squared away soldier,” always ready and willing to give a helping hand. He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Frank Aspaas, Sr., and Faye Aspaas; paternal grandparents, Kee Atcitty, Beclah Chff, Lela Atcitty, Kii Yaa’aahff; aunts, Patricia L. Aspaas and Roseanne Aspaas. He is survived by his parents, Wanda and Leroy Atcitty of Shiprock; brother, Rick; sisters, Joell and Collett; nephews, Dawight and Xavier; aunties, Tina Alexander, Priscilla Kellywood, Karla Montoya and Julia Aspaas; uncles, Frank Aspaas and Mike Aspaas; and numerous cousins. Elton will be missed. Thank you for the smiles and happy memories, El, “Airborne All The Way.”
Bahl, Christopher A. 1991 JC ~ 08-Aug-1999 Christopher Andrew Bahl, 27, a U.S. Air Force captain and pilot, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 1999, in Lakenheath, England, from injuries received in an automobile accident.
Blanche-Vieweg, Lori V. 1991 HS ~ 13-Aug-2005 died on August 13, 2005, after an 8 month battle with Hodgkins Lymphoma. Born April 11, 1973, in Sioux City, IA, she grew up in Colorado, but most recently lived in Phoenix, AZ, and Oyster Bay, NY. She worked for the Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, and Phoenix Coyotes. In 2002, she moved to Oyster Bay, N.Y., where she fell in love with Thomas Vieweg, Jr. In September 2003, they had a beautiful baby, which became Lori’s pride and joy. She was diagnosed with Hodgkins in December 2004. Her love for life stood strong until the end, and she always made our hearts brighter. Her family and friends from all over the country will always remember her. Surviving are her daughter, Taylor Ashley Vieweg, Thomas J. Vieweg, Jr., her father and mother, Richard and Pamela Blanche, her brother, Todd W. Blanche, her sister, Cheryl J. Hobbs, her grandparents, Richard and Virginia Bigelow, and her extended family, Kristine, Sydney, and Justin Blanche, John, Nicholas, and Tyler Hobbs, and Thomas, Regina, Bevin, and Jackie Vieweg. 
Garcia, Gilbert G. 1991 JC
Khalaf, Amjad N. 1991 HS ~ 15-Jul-2004
Olson, Brian D. 1991 JC ~ 17-Apr-2018

Prieto, Brody L. 1991 JC ~ 15-Sep-2005 LCDR Brody Lynn “Taco” Prieto, U.S. Navy (Ret.), 34, passed away Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005, at Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, after a 31/2-year valiant battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Brody was born April 23, 1971, in El Paso, TX, and was the son of Phil and Jan Prieto and Robert and Sandra Sisk. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1994, where he was an All-American in both boxing and fencing and was later inducted into the Naval Academy Athletic Hall of Fame. After Annapolis, he served his country faithfully as an F-14 Tomcat RIO for 10 years. LCDR Prieto was awarded both the bronze star and air medal for his actions over Afghanistan. Celebrating his life and many happy memories is his wife of eight years, Theresa; their three children, Kaley, Skyler and Brody Preston; along with his parents; two sisters, Sara and Becky; and two brothers, Bryan and Bradley.
Solis, Ramon Robert 1991 JC ~ 19-Oct-2001
Thomas, Joshua E. 1991 HS ~ 04-Mar-2006
Turbeville, Justin K. 1991 HS ~ 14-Jul-2014 41, died in his sleep on Monday, July 14, 2014. Justin was born in El Paso on Dec. 12, 1972. He attended New Mexico Military Institute where he played football and earned a B.A., graduating cum laude from the University of Texas. Justin went on to have a successful business career as an information technology consultant with clients in the U.S., Bermuda, Canada, Argentina, and Australia. Justin was a loving, thoughtful and attentive husband and father. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and lifelong sports fan. He enjoyed traveling, playing with his boys and walking his dog, Roxy. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and his brother, John. Survivors: His wife, Winnie; sons, Michael and Jacob; his parents, Marian and Jack Hicks, David and Priscilla Turbeville; brothers, Mark and Jason, Jason’s wife, Susan, and their sons, Matthew, Christian and Joshua; his in-laws, John and Susan Ng; and numerous friends and loved ones.


Bath, Russell R. 1990 JC ~ 17-Sep-1996
Bullock, Steven D. 1990 HS ~ 02-Nov-1990 Mr. Bullock died Friday, November 02, 1990, in Sierra Vista Hospital. Born in Las Cruces on September 30, 1971, he was 19 years old. A lifelong resident of Truth or Consequences, Mr. Brown was a student at New Mexico Military Institute. He was a member of a local roping club, and of the rodeo and golf team at NMMI. He is survived by his father R.D “Butch” Bullock of Truth or Consequences; a grandmother, Flo Bullock of Truth or Consequences; a brother, Mikel Bullock of Truth or Consequences; and his stepfather Greg Torres of Monticello.
Caldwell, Andrew M. 1990 HS
Castelo, Juan A. 1990 HS
Del Rio, Uri O. 1990 HS
Edmonds, Darcy 1990 HS ~ 04-Jun-2001 Darcy Edmonds, 29, entered into rest on Monday, (June 4, 2001). Born September 8, 1971 in Albuquerque, NM, she was predeceased by her parents, Randolph and Mildred Edmonds. She leaves a brother, Randolph Edmonds, II; and sisters, Helen Edmonds, Janelle Edmonds, and Diane Edmonds, all of Albuquerque, NM. She also leaves a nephew, Randolph Edmonds, III; a sister-in-law, Pat Edmonds; and a close friend, Angie Roberts. In addition to her family in New Mexico, Darcy leaves her friend, Wendy Krayeski of Amston; as well as many friends she has touched during her journey through this life. Darcy was employed by the American School for the Deaf in West Hartford. As a member of the Adult Services Program, Darcy was a community inclusion specialist working in the Supported Living Arrangement Program. She provided individualized support to people living independently in the community. Darcy was a 1990 graduate of Albuquerque High School and had graduated from East Carolina University in 1995 with a concentration in Leisure Services Management, earning the honors of both Dean’s List and Chancellor’s List. She had also been listed in “Who’s Who in American Colleges” in 1991 while attending the University in New Mexico. Darcy spent her life working and volunteering with children and persons with disabilities, both deaf and hearing. Deaf at the age of nine years old, it had been her dream to coach a deaf hockey team, and she had been working to that end before her tragic death. Darcy had been playing both roller hockey and ice hockey for over 11 years and currently played with The Storm team in the Boston South Shore Women’s Ice Hockey League as their goalie. She will be greatly missed by all who she knew and loved. 
Freeman, Patrick S., Jr. 1990 HS is the son of Patrick S. and Andrea L. Freeman of Truth or Consequences. He was born on January 21, 1972, in Colorado Springs, CO. He has resided in Sierra County since August 1982. Patrick was currently attending New Mexico State University in Las Cruces as a Crimson Scholar. His hopes for his future life’s work is to be a Civil Engineer. He was sophomore vice-president New Mexico Military Institute, and was junior class finance chairman at Hot Springs High School. He received awards for NMMI Cross Country, two varsity letters Mesilla Valley Racing team, NMMI GOSS Drill Team and ROTC. Patrick reviewed the Alternate HOBY Award, American Legion Boys State, Magistrate Judge 1988-’89, Who’s who Among American High School Students, all from NMMI and Crimson Scholar from NMSU. He is a triathlere and was the Southwest Representative for All American High School Triathlon Championship.
Gorman, Michael P. 1990 JC ~ 13-Mar-1997
Haynes, Turk D. 1990 JC
Holford, Dean W. 1990 HS ~ 31-Jan-2004
Nairn, Tower B. 1990 HS ~ 28-Aug-1996
Rawls, Garnett L. 1990 JC
Sanchez, Frank D. 1988 HS-1990 JC ~ 29-Dec-2019
Age 49, passed away Sunday, December 29, 2019. He was born in Albuquerque, NM, on March 27, 1970. He was preceded in death by his parents Francisco Sanchez and Priscilla Jauregui. Frank is survived by siblings, Terry Sanchez and wife, Trina Siopy, Jessica Marie Sanchez and Tanya Marie Sanchez. We all Knew him as Doug but some know him as Frank, he loved his mother and family and friends, he was a Veteran that served his country. A guy that would do anything he could for anyone and that is just a fraction of what it is that makes him the awesome person that he was.

Stellar, John F., IV 1990 HS ~ 22-Jan-1992
Sundt, John H. 1990 HS ~ 25-Aug-1992
Valdes, Jennie S. 1990 HS ~ 26-Aug-1991
Walker, Carl, 1988 HS ~ 1990 JC
April 11, 1970 to January 13, 2021 O’Fallon, Illinois Officer Carl E. Walker, age 50, of O’Fallon, Ill., passed away Wednesday night, January 13, 2021, at his home, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Carl grew up in an Air Force family, moving often, and attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, N.M., Class of 1988. He attended McKendree University in Lebanon, Ill., for a degree in Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Criminal Justice, Class of 1994, and Webster University at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., for a Master of Arts degree with a Major in Computer Information Systems Management, graduating in May 2003. Carl was born to be a police officer. He started his law enforcement career in 1992, volunteering as an Auxiliary Deputy with the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department. In 1996, Carl started work with the Richmond Heights, Mo. Police Department where he worked as a detective, firearms instructor, and armorer. Carl loved working at Richmond Heights, but longed to be closer to family and friends in Illinois. On August 11, 2003, Carl was sworn in as one of O’Fallon’s Finest. During his tenure at the O’Fallon Police Department, Carl has served in many roles. He worked in Patrol Division, served as a School Resource Officer at the High School, and then as a Detective within the Criminal Investigations Division. During his time as a Detective, Carl served on the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis and the Child Death Task Force. Carl’s expertise and initiative motivated him to develop an information sharing platform which is still in use by law enforcement all over the Metro East. He also recognized the importance of protecting people from cybercrimes by conducting educational seminars to teens and families in our area. In 2012, Carl received the O’Fallon Police Department’s Officer of the Year award. He also received awards from the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis, the Southern Illinois Law Enforcement Commission, the Southern Illinois Police Chief’s Association, and the Illinois State Bar Association for his contributions to Law Enforcement. Even after his cancer diagnosis on June 6, 2019, Carl worked diligently and faithfully as a public servant. He continued to give presentations, conduct investigations, and played a vital role in ensuring the O’Fallon Police Department organization was compliant with state-mandated regulations. Carl has dedicated his career to serving our community and keeping our society safe from those that wish harm upon us. He was a man of great honor and integrity, serving our community admirably. Carl was witty, had a great work ethic, and was a good friend. The O’Fallon Police Department is gracious for his friendship and the privilege to have served with him. In his free time, Carl enjoyed hunting deer, waterfowl, and dove. He was the “Meat Master” and loved to grill and enjoy a glass of wine, beer or Elijah Craig Bourbon Whiskey while listening to jazz and watching birds and practicing his duck calls. He expanded his interests into becoming a registered drone pilot and photography. When working nights, he would spend time in the garage building his own remote-controlled lawnmower, working on guns or watch documentaries to build upon his “useless knowledge,” as we would joke. Survivors include his wife Stacey L. Hawkins; his daughter Ashley L. Walker; his parents Ronald and Elizabeth Walker; sister Pamela Schulter, all of O’Fallon; brother Jesse (Rebecca) Walker of Libertyville, Ill. & their children Joey and Michael Walker, nephew William (Rhegis) Morris of Owens Cross Roads, Ala. & their children Liam and Lizzie. He was the beloved son-in-law of Earl and Mercedes Hawkins of Swansea, Ill., and brother-in-law of Stephen Hawkins & his daughter Reilly. Last but not least, his steadfast companion Ollie, Labrador Retriever, was always by his side and participated in all naps and howling at duck calls. The family would like to thank O’Fallon Police Department for their unwavering support during this difficult time. In addition, our “Second Family” of Gary & Linda Hayduk, Kurt, Tina & Caden Schutz, Jenny Broadston, Mark & Casey Daniels, Casey Broadston and Meagan Pinkerton was there every step of the way. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested payable to Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #198, (memo line: Cops and Kids), to support our local police department’s outreach to area children–a cause that Carl supported and believed in. Share your memories, offer a condolence, view a photo tribute, or at . (Due to pandemic concerns, there will be no formal visitation and no receiving line with the family. Please respect their request to limit their interaction with the public.) Funeral Details: Monday, January 18, 2021 Procession will depart Wolfersberger Funeral Home, at 10:30 am. for St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, 1411 Cross St., Shiloh, Illinois. The O’Fallon Police Department will lead a law enforcement walk-through beginning at 10:45 am., immediately followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, with Rev. James Deiters presiding. At the conclusion of Mass, the O’Fallon Police Department Honor Guard will render honors outside of church. Following the public services, cremation will take place, and the family will attend a private burial service. The Mass will be livestreamed via St. Clare Church’s website at .


Agee, Robert K. 1989 HS ~ 21-Dec-2002
Anderson, Brian Dean, COL, USA 1989 JC ~ 08-Jul-2020, 51, passed away peacefully over the weekend of July 4, 2020, at his home in Sacramento, CA. At the time of his death, Brian was serving as the Personnel Director (J1) and the XO of the California State Guard. He provided a key leadership role in the restructuring of the California National Guard, the COVID-19 pandemic response, and civil unrest response for the California National Guard. Prior to his appointment with the State, he served several combat tours, including tours in Iraq and Kosovo where he worked on nation building and supporting democratic institutions around the globe. He was awarded numerous service medals and citations including the Bronze Star and California Legion of Merit (posthumous) for his faithful service. His leadership and service were not limited to his professional endeavors. He was a loving and loyal friend, instigator, and accomplice. He embraced life and work with passion, dedication, and pride. He always made time for others. He put those in need before himself, whether it was elderly neighbors who needed trash taken out or a stranger who needed help moving. He epitomized a life of service – to his country, his state, his neighbors, and the friends he called family. Brian had an unique ability to find the best in every person he met, resulting in lifelong friendships everywhere he went. He lived life fully, never saying no to a good adventure. It was not uncommon for Brian to show up for any invitation – no matter the miles, distance, or time. He never wanted to miss an opportunity. Brian spent his free time enjoying live music, cycling (in the gym and on the road), touring on his motorcycle, eating and serving good food, BEER, and his adopted hometown of San Diego. Whatever he was doing he was fully committed, with a smile on his face. Although he was preceded in death by his mom and dad, Brian’s spirit lives on in his extended family, a “family’ of friends he selected personally, all those he mentored, and everyone he touched. ON-ON, my friend… until we meet again. Brian will be interred with Full Military Honors. A celebration of Brian’s life will be held in the future (TBD) when it is possible to gather and celebrate in a way that Brian would consider proper. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Brian’s memory to the New Mexico Military Institute Foundation or a veteran’s charity of your choice. Brian will be interred with Full Military Honors. A celebration of Brian’s life will be held in the future (TBD) when it is possible to gather and celebrate in a way that Brian would consider proper. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Brian’s memory to the New Mexico Military Institute Foundation.

Ariola, James A. 1989 JC
Baird, Michael H. 1989 HS ~ 22-May-2019
, 48, passed away on Wednesday, May 22 of a hemorrhagic stroke. He was a beloved husband, father, friend, mentor, entrepreneur, and all-around amazing guy. As one friend described Mike, “he always saw the bright side of everything and everyone even in the worst of times.” His infectious smile and fun-loving way was endearing to all who were lucky enough to meet or know him. He will be loved forever, missed immensely, and remembered always. Michael is survived by his father and mother, Keith and Ann Baird; his three brothers, their wives, and children, Greg and Judy Baird, Doug and Beckie Baird, and Dave and Paige Baird; as well as his wife of 24 years, Kimberly Eilers Baird, and his three beautiful sons, Devon, Brendan and 

Lachlan Baird.
Barron, James S. 1989 HS ~ 21-Oct-1996
Bullen, Christopher M. 1989 JC ~ 30-Jun-1997
Carrillo, Raul G. “Gabe” 1989 JC ~ 16-Jun-17, 48, from Corpus Christi, TX, beloved husband, and brother, passed away on June 16, 2017. He was born on November 18, 1968 to Hilda Juarez and Jesus Carrillo in Fort Stockton, TX. Raul grew up in Texas, and then moved to New Mexico where he lived and attended Goddard High School; he then finished his last two years of high school at New Mexico Military Institute where he graduated with honors as a Military Captain. He served in the United States Army Field Artillery as a Battery Commander and Captain from April 1993 January 2001 in Lawton, OK. He served in Desert Storm/Gulf War in Iraq as an Artillery Officer. His duties included the supervision and welfare of (AIT) unit of Multiple Launch Rocket System and Cannon Artillery Battalion and responsible for training 500 soldiers in their individual military occupational skills. He is also the recipient of the ARMY MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL, January 2001. He was still an indefinite member of the United States Army Service and resigned as Major Raul Carrillo. His education also included: Bachelor of Business Administration and Reserve Officer’s Training Corp at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM, and was on the Dean’s List. He then received his Master’s Degree in Business Administration at Cameron University, Lawton, OK, in 2001. In addition he received his Association in Arts, Military Science, NMMI, in Roswell, NM, 1989. He was also on the Superintendent’s List/Phi Theta Kappa HS and ROTC. After his military career, he entered into the Medical Health Industry as a Sales Representative, and Sales Trainer, for Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon Division, Synovis Surgical Innovations, and then for Baxter Healthcare Corporation. He excelled in all facets of his sales career and was selected as member of the “Region of the Year” in 2014. His accomplishments were many and he achieved the highest honors in everything he did in his lifetime. Raul is survived by his wife, Sadie Ann Carrillo, Corpus Christi, TX, his brothers, Rodolfo Carrillo and his wife Sherry Carrillo of Corpus Christi, TX, and Rene Carrillo, and his wife Lisa Carrillo of Albuquerque, NM, his sister Irma Ward, Houston, TX, and his sister, Rebecca McArthur and her husband COL Shaun M. McArthur, NMMI (Ret) 1981 HS-1983 JC of Roswell, NM, and many other friends and family. Raul was the light and joy of many who knew him. He enjoyed life to the fullest and loved his family and friends very much. His smile was infectious and he lit up any room that he entered with his joy and laughter and great sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by all of us but will be remembered forever for his kindness and his tremendous selfless heart. He loved his wife very much and his dog “Jzee” with all his heart and soul and we will never forget him. We want to thank everyone that helped out with this tragedy and know that it meant a lot to the family for all your support and love.
Collins, Edward Winslow “Win”, II 1989 HS ~ 18-Mar-2019 Our own gypsy soul, Edward Winslow Collins, II, really known as Ward, passed peacefully in the early morning hours of March 18, surrounded in love and comfort by his family. Over the past 10 months, Ward battled a difficult fight with cholangiocarcinoma. Through a poor prognosis and grueling surgeries and treatment, Ward ‘fought’ on like a true USC fan with little complaint and a positive outlook. But even our strongest fighters need to rest to find their true victory. Born on December 21, 1970 in Santa Barbara, CA, Ward was a real gift to Win and Dorothy Collins. Raised in Montecito, Ward’s childhood was marked with bodysurfing and bodyboarding, beginning at Miramar Beach and many other beaches on the Central Coast. Plenty of time was spent fishing on the Santa Barbara pier and harbor, and hitting the road for family adventures in the Collins’ brown VW bus with his younger siblings, Bessie and James. Always one to test the limits, Ward and his friends were known as the Montecito (Cito) Rats for raising a bit of good, clean cain in sleepy Montecito. Ward attended New Mexico Military Institute and Santa Barbara High School. Ward traded his body board for skis and found a new passion for the mountains in Lake Tahoe where he resided for many years as an integral part of an ‘educated ski bum’ community who rarely paid retail for just about anything. Ward graduated from Sierra Nevada College and began a very successful career in the ski business, having worked for Rossignol Ski Company for 4 years, and as an expert boot fitter for many of the big names in skiing. He then parlayed these skills into product management and marketing for companies like SuperFeet and MatMarket. His career took him all over the world to refine his mastery of the perfect fit. Ward met the love of his life, Holly Hood, in 2005 and they lived together in Bellingham, WA, raising a couple of fat and happy cats. Ward was a devoted husband, son, brother, and uncle to his 5 nieces and nephews who he adored and loved to help raise. Ward will be forever known for his love of surf and ski, his gift of gab, his ability to dream up the next ‘big thing,’ and his fierce loyalty to his family and friends. We find comfort knowing that Ward has found his peace in an eternal sunset. Sail on into the mystic, our dear Wardo?. We love you, Mom and Dad, Holly, Billy and Bessie, James and Gina and your ‘crew’

Davis, Tammey R. (Patterson) 1989 JC ~ 17-Jan-2005
DeLaittre, Francois J. 1985 HS-1989 JC ~ 15-Oct-2013 47, of Las Vegas, passed away Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013, at his home. He was born Oct. 9, 1966, in Minneapolis. He was a resident of Las Vegas for the past seven years. Francois graduated with honors from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, N.M., 1985. He will be remembered for his advocacy for those in need, his great love of life, and his passion for Harleys and classic cars and antiques. He is survived by his mother, Josette DeLaittre of Las Vegas; and cousins, Sally DeLaittre Sawyer of Minneapolis, Judy DeLaittre of Portland, Ore., Anne Elizabeth Sawyer Aitch of Minneapolis, Timothy Sawyer, Jr., of Santa Fe, NM, and Edward Sawyer of Portland.
Goolsby, Scott E. 1989 HS ~ 01-Apr-1994
Head, Charles W. 1989 HS ~ 18-Aug-2005
Langdon, James A. “Jim” 1989 JC ~ 26-Nov-2018
49 yrs old, of Lochbuie, CO, passed away on Nov 26, 2018. Jim was born in West Palm Beach, FL, to Eileen Mahoney Langdon & James A. Langdon, Sr. He graduated from Douglas County High School in 1987. After high school, he attended New Mexico Military Institute and served in the Marine Corp for 12 years (9 active, 3 in the reserves). He then served 13 years in law enforcement: 8 years as a dispatcher for Douglas Regional Dispatch and five years as a deputy for Adams. He was blessed with 3 wonderful children: Andrew, Kyleigh, & Alyssa from a previous marriage. Jim married Lynne Souchek Anselmi on October 30th, 2014. He is survived by his wife, his three children, his sister Jeri Chapin, her husband Erik and their sons Parke & Dayton, and his parents.

Medrano, David 1989 JC ~22 Nov-1988 In Loving Memory of David Medrano 2/8/69 – 11/22/88 The Broken Chain We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, In death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, You did not go alone; For part of us went with you, The day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories, Your love is still our guide; And though we cannot see you, You are always at our side. Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same; But as God calls us one by one, THE CHAIN will link again.
Owens, Howard D. 1989 JC ~ 29-Mar-1997
Sealy, Derek B. 1989 HS ~ 22-Jun-1995
Smith, Raymond M. 1989 JC ~ 12-Aug-2004
Stubblefield, Christian B. 1989 HS ~ 08-Aug-1987
Zeller, Thomas A. 1989 JC ~ 20-Jul-1998


Alakija, Rotimi K. 1988 JC ~ 19-Feb-1988 Rotimi Alakija, a sophomore forward for the Indiana State basketball team, died yesterday after collapsing during practice in Terre Haute, IN. He was 21. The cause of death for Alakija, a Nigerian national, was not known. Vigo County Coroner David Ferguson said an autopsy was to be scheduled at the Indiana University Medical Center. Alakija was admitted to the emergency room at Union Hospital in Terre Haute around 4:15 p.m. The time of death was 5:08. Coach Ron Greene was trying to contact the player’s mother and grandmother, his legal guardians, in Nigeria, and he could not be reached for comment. “We had two drills and shot free throws and Coach Greene was talking to the players when Timi collapsed,” said Jeff Bell, a team manager. Members of the training staff immediately performed emergency treatment and the team physician was on the scene within moments, officials said. Alakija then was rushed to the hospital. Alakija had started 18 of the 25 games for the Sycamores and averaged 8.7 points and 5.4 rebounds per game . . .
Barron, Kevin A. “Gus” 1988 JC ~ 02-Nov-2013 Gus Barron, 45, passed away Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at his home. Gus was born Aug. 9, 1968, in Mesquite, TX, to William Kent Barron and Mary J. Scott. His father preceded him in death. Those left to cherish his memory are his mother, Mary “Scottie” Barron his former wife and friend, Jill Barron former in-laws Richard and Mary Jane Madison sons: William Konnor Barron, Kevin Richard Barron, Iain August Barron daughter, Hannah Jane Barron brother, William Rand Barron sisters: Valli Barron, April Hatfield and husband, John as well as lifetime best friend and brother by choice Darin Goldston nieces and nephews: Cassi Rincon, Ryan O’Meara, Adrianna Hatfield, Brett Nevarez, Sommer Nevarez, Grant Wood and Shawn Wood. Gus was a lifelong resident of Roswell. He thoroughly enjoyed being a father and was a lover of all children. Gus felt very connected to animals and shared his passion through his business, Vet Pharmacy & Feed. He also was an avid gun collector and a proud member of NRA, Crossed Saber Society at New Mexico Military Institute and Alumni of NMMI. Gus’ love of music was contagious and lives on in his children.
Beard, Robert L. 1988 HS ~ 18-Jan-1988
Brown, Steven L. 1988 JC
Frame, Christopher K., Jr. 1988 HS ~ 01-Jun-2009 Christopher Kress Frame, Jr. – LOS ANGELES – The family and friends of Christopher Kress Frame, Jr., lost Chris on Friday, May 29, 2009 when he passed away in Venice, CA, his home of eleven years. Born in Savannah, Georgia at St. Joseph’s Hospital on April 1, 1970 Chris attended schools in Georgia, New Mexico and North Carolina and capped off his advanced education with a degree in audio engineering from the Los Angeles Recording Workshop where he was subsequently an instructor. He volunteered for several years at a special home for children with multiple handicaps and AIDS and was also a proud member of Tau Kappa Epsilon, ASCAP, the Sons of the Republic of Texas, and the Sons of the Revolution in the State of Georgia. As a child he developed an early prowess for music which began with the piano and then quickly expanded to the acoustic and electric guitar, bass, voice and drums. His all-encompassing passion for music continued to expand into songwriting, composing, engineering, producing, and performing with various recording artists and bands from Athens to Atlanta to LA. Chris was a gifted songwriter, musician and composer who demonstrated his zest for life through his creative imagination, ultimately forming the country rock Chris Frame Band. He founded Isolate Productions and collaborated with well-known entertainment personalities and studios in Atlanta and Hollywood including Capitol Records. He was a certified California contractor and established Framework Automated Solutions, LLC, which designed audio-visual-security systems and theaters for prestigious clients. He was also a Master Programmer in multiple engineering systems. An avid outdoorsman, Chris grew up in Savannah fishing, sailing, and skiing in the Wilmington River as well as hiking in the Smoky Mountains. He took great joy and inspiration from nature- surfing, camping, skiing and gardening-which became a recurring theme in the exuberant conduct of his life and in his music. Chris is survived by his loving fiancée, Jennifer Bieber, who has been such a source of inspiration for him, parents Christopher K. and Rosemary G. Frame, sister Alexa Frame of Atlanta, uncles Peter C. Frame of Tazewell, VA, and Alexander M. Frame, New York City, and cousins. “The peace of God…surpasses all understanding.” Phil 4.7
Gillest, SGT Edward A. USANG 1988 HS ~ 14-Mar-2019

Gregory, Alan C. 1988 HS ~ 07-Jun-2005 , 34, passed away Tuesday evening, June 7, 2005, as the result of a motorcycle accident. He was born Friday, June 19, 1970. A loving son, he survived by his mother, Ann Campbell stepfather, Gerald Campbell grandmother, Maxine Campbell, all of Albuquerque, NM, father, Charles Lee Gregory, of Georgetown, KY, stepmother, Anita Losak and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Charles is also survived by his sister, Leigh Ann Hella and husband, Geoff brother, Stephen Gregory and Charles’ girlfriend, Chaunla Wallace and her son, Xavier, all of Albuquerque, NM. Charles’ young nephews, Dylan Gregory and Kaleb Hella loved him dearly. He attended LaCueva High School and the New Mexico Military Institute. Charles was talented in many areas-a gifted hair stylist, certified paramedic and licensed realtor. He was also an avid Desert Racer who participated in Expert Class Races statewide and regionally. He was studying “The Purpose-Driven Life”, a recent gift from his mother. Loving, charming, and gentle, Charles will be greatly missed by his family and friends. 
Guild, (Roderick) Doris M. 1988 HS
Hadley, 1LT Patrick L., TXARNG 1986 HS-1988 JC ~ 21-Dec-1998
Harris, Joseph R. 1988 HS ~ 09-Sep-2000
Heath, Wilton Alex 1988 HS ~ 01-Feb-2020 age 50, of Venice, CA, passed away on February 1, 2020. He was born in St. Charles, MO, on November 24, 1969. Bill attended the New Mexico Military Institute, graduated from Robert E. Lee High School, and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Sciences from Texas State University. He was also proud of the paratrooper wings he obtained while serving in the Army earlier in life. He was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Austin, TX, where his son, Peyton, was christened. Bill was a talented guitar player and had a passion for music, performing several times across Texas and California. His most prized role, however, was being a father to his son, Peyton. He had a big heart filled with good intentions and he will be greatly missed. He is survived by his son, Peyton Mitchell Heath; parents, Don and Peggy Heath; and his brother and sister-in-law, Don and Christa Heath of Round Rock, TX. He is also survived by his uncle and aunt, Bob and Molly Heath of Overton, TX, and three nieces, Kendall Heath, Alexis Heath, and Ashley Winterbottom.

Jones, Russell B., Jr. 1988 HS ~ 26-Jul-2007
Kappfjell, Thor A. 1988 JC ~ 05-Jul-1999 On July 5, 1999, Kappfjell was killed in a jump off Kjerag mountain in Norway. Having lost his bearings in the night fog, he crashed into the side of the mountain. His body was found at the base of the cliff, parachute open. Fellow jumpers suspected that he hit the face of the cliff and slid down. He was 32 years old.
Lee, Malcolm K. 1988 JC ~ 31-May-2013 44, of Kaneohe, a psychiatric social worker at Oahu Community Correctional Center, died in Hono&lulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Amy; sons Malcolm, III, Micah and Jacob; daughter Kahealani; parents Malcolm, Sr., and Andrea; brother Stephen; and sister Laurie-Ann Lee-Zidek.
Lucero, David A. 1988 JC ~ 23-Sep-2018 David A. Lucero (50) of Santa Fe, NM, passed away on Sunday, September 23, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his beloved parents, Albert P. and Rebecca and bothers, Steve A. and Ron A. Lucero. David was a proud graduate of SFHS, NMMI, and NMSU with a Master of Business Administration. After an eight year venture in the restaurant business with his brother Ron, he had a successful 17 year career in NM State Government where he rose to be Deputy Director of the Legislative Finance Committee. He is remembered for his extraordinary knowledge of everything from State Government to finance and was revered for his astute judgement, integrity, kindness, and respect for others. His loves included family, friends, work, fishing, cooking, bartending, popular culture, travel, & the Arts. He will be missed dearly by the many lives he touched. 

Lusk, John C. 1986 HS-1988 JC
McAdam, Alan A. 1988 JC ~ 12-Jul-1987
McLennan, Olan Christy 1988 HS
Metcalfe, Gary E. 1988 HS ~ 07-Jul-2008
Netherton, Mark D. 1988 HS-29-Nov-2018 Mark Douglas Netherton, 49 of Tulsa, OK, passed away on November 29, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital, Tulsa. He was born in Miami, OK. September 13, 1969 to Lon Raymond and Barbara Elaine Netherton, of Springdale, AR. He is proceeded in death by his mother, Barbara Netherton. He leaves to grieve his passing his father Lon, brother Michael (Sharon) Netherton, sister Michelle (Billy) Johns, daughters Morgan (Levi) Johnson, Journie Netherton, and son Zayne Netherton, along with 2 grandchildren, 4 nieces and nephews of Springdale, and very dear friend Nancy Johnson of Tulsa. Mark attended Springdale Schools, Shiloh Christian School, and New Mexico Military Institute of Roswell, NM.

Pake, Robert A. 1988 JC ~ 05-Jun-2011
Razatos, Theodore C. 1988 HS
Savoie, Joe B. 1988 HS ~ 01-Oct-2012
Seymour, Robb D. 1988 HS ~ 09-Dec-2020
Robb David SeymourRobb David Seymour lost a hard fought battle with cancer on December 9, 2020. Robb was a well-loved husband, father, son, brother, and friend to countless numbers of people in Arlington, VA, Grand Junction, CO, and Las Cruces, NM. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan, golfer, grill master, and coach. Robb loved life and his family and will be remembered for his recognizable laugh, smile, fighting spirit, and passion. He was a brave, respected, and loyal man who believed in the power of friendship.Born in 1970 in Uvalde, in the Hill Country of Texas, Robb was an Eagle Scout and graduated from New Mexico Military Institute (high school) and the University of New Mexico. After graduation, Robb worked at MCI as a Sales Supervisor from 1992-1998. He then joined Level 3 Communications in 1999 to become a Manager in Customer Operations, where he headed a team of Project Managers and Customer Program Managers who were responsible for the implementation of telecommunications services sold in the federal and the commercial space. He was an ideal manager, believing his role was to provide support and training, clear obstacles, and facilitate solutions to give his team the best chance at success. He believed his role as manager was to serve his employees, and not the other way around.Moving in 2001 to Arlington, VA, Robb established a strong presence in his community. He was a team manager for the Arlington Soccer Association, serving as a liaison between parents and coaches and managing expenses, rosters and coordinating games. He was a coordinator for his sons’ flag football teams, helping the teams compete at the regional level.In 2014, Robb was promoted to Client Executive in the Government Markets Group, taking responsibility for the success of a team specializing in selling Level 3 products and services to strategic systems integrators residing in the Defense Industrial Base.In 2017, Robb assumed the role of Sales Director for the Public Sector at CenturyLink. He led a team of five account directors that focused on the Transportation Section sales vertical, which included the US Department of Transportation and its sub-agencies, United States Postal Service, as well as the Department of Energy and all of the research laboratories within the DOE umbrella. Most notably, he continued to foster and support the long-running relationship and trusted partnership that he had cultivated between CenturyLink and L3Harris Technologies.Robb was predeceased by his father Charles Lee Seymour and his step-father C.L. Ray. He is survived by his wife of nineteen years, Maggie Shanks Seymour and his children Aidan Robb and Andrew George, his mother Pamela Vick, his brother Andy Seymour, and his Ray sister and brothers.Once met, never forgotten.

Smelser, Steven W. 1988 HS ~ 15-Apr-2016 age 46, of Las Cruces passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 15, 2016 at his home. He was born January 26, 1970 in Quemado, NM, and grew up in Roswell, also spending much time on his grandparent’s ranch in Cuba, (Homer & Vera Smelser), where he developed skills at an early age. He was an active Boy Scout for many years and earned many merit badges as well as several championship trophies in the youth Soccer League. He graduated from Goddard High School and attended New Mexico Military Institute, and also completed several vocational training programs. Steve was a “jack of all trades” and a master carpenter and could build or fix almost anything. He was a supervisor for Menefee Mining in Cuba, as well as Big Chief Stone in Las Cruces and Santa Fe. He did water well drilling and servicing for Rodgers & Company in Albuquerque and repaired construction heavy equipment of Schmidt Construction in Lindreth, NM. Steve was a working partner in Pony Tracks Horseshoeing & Livestock Management Services, and did extensive work on the family ranch in Cuba. He got his CDL and did 18 wheeler “over the road” driving for Roadrunner Trucking. Steve settled in Las Cruces in 1995 and attended DACC Classes, and was a foreman for Clean Cut Lawns and Landscaping. He married Margaret Pacheco in 2002 and together they started LynCon Inc. after he obtained his GB98 contractor’s license in 2003. He worked on many commercial and residential projects in Las Cruces including renovating the Hotel Encanto lobby and transforming the restaurant into Azul Night Club. Currently he was the Quality Control Supervisor for GenCon, Inc. on the Burrell College of Osteopathic in Las Cruces adjacent to the NMSU campus which is near completion. Steve was also an active working partner in Animal Haven Lodge, Salon & Kennel on Valley Drive, which he and his wife Margaret started in 2008 during the housing market slump. He built the entire state of the art facility and also performed certified dog grooming service for several years as well as other operational duties. Steve and Margaret both received commendations from the Spay and Neuter Action Program and the Animal Service Center of the Mesilla Valley for promoting and assisting with the adoption of homeless animals and providing services for homeless pet. He was an animal lover of all species. Steve was an avid outdoorsman and skilled hunter and fisherman, accomplishing successful deer, elk and dove hunts every year. He also enjoyed boating and fishing at Elephant Butte and Caballo Lakes. Steve held a red belt in Ninjitsu under Master Eric Golden. Survivor include his wife, Margaret, two children whom Steve cherished, daughter, Amber, age 12 and son Jarrett, age 6 as well as several sisters, Sherisse Hughes of Thousand Oaks, CA, Clair Strong of Tucumcari, Shaun Macaw of Roswell; three brothers, Whitney Smelser of Los Angeles, CA, Paul Moyer of Albuquerque and Jonathan Smelser of Cuba; his mother, Julie Smelser of Las Cruces and father, Worthington Smelser of Cuba; Sam Smelser who was his mentor, friend, and uncle, plus numerous nieces, nephews, cousins aunts and uncles. Steve was an amazing young man who did so much and helped so many in his 46 years and will be greatly missed.
Smith, Eric L. 1988 JC ~ 19-Mar-2008 40, died Wednesday, March 19, 2008, in Mount Pleasant. Mr. Smith was born March 20, 1967, in Pampa. He attended Miami schools, graduating from Miami High School in 1985. Eric attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, graduating in 1988. He graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a degree in Spanish with the goal of teaching. He used his education to teach Spanish in Mexico for a year and a half. He was preceded in death by his father, John H. Smith, in 1989; his grandparents, Horace Smith in 1963 and Faye Smith in 1999; and his grandfather, Leroy Sanford, in 1999. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Mary and Cecil Martin of Miami; a sister, Amanda Tenney and husband Brian of St. George; a brother, Lt. Col. Wayde Smith and wife Rebecca of Shiloh, IL; his grandmother, Grace Sanford of Lawrenceburg, TN; a stepbrother, Stephen Martin and wife Susan of Pampa; a stepsister, Vicki Ray and husband Jay of Mobeetie; three uncles, Doyle Smith and wife Mary of Pampa, Ron Sanford and wife Lana of Lawrenceburg and Lee “Butch” Sanford and wife Leanora of San Diego; four nieces; and four nephews.
Tiner, CPT John J., Jr., USA 1988 JC ~ 08-Sep-1993 
Walter, Robert W. 1986 HS-1988 JC ~ 03-May-1992
Webb, Michael S. “Todd” 1986 HS-1988 JC ~ 17-Apr-2010 41, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, April 17, 2010 in Euless. Todd was born on May 14, 1968 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Michael Earle and Ronda Sue (Posey) Webb. He was raised in Amarillo and attended the New Mexico Military Institute from 1983 to 1987. He was a member of the Goss Rifle Drill Team and a Commander. Todd attended the University of North Texas. He was a real estate agent and worked with his father in Euless. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Euless and loved the Lord with all his heart. Survivors include wife Jami Webb; son, Eric Keith Miller and wife, Rachel; daughter, Sierra Lyn Nicole Webb; parents, Michael and Ronda Webb; grandchildren, Briana Lyn Miller and Cody Mercer; grandmother, Susie Sain; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Albert and Mary Crawford; sister-in-laws, Kim Price and Kristin Crawford; nieces and nephews, Dakota Price, Shelby Price and Taryn Crawford; and best friend and cousin Reny Laughlin and wife, Teresa.
Wilson, Roger J. 1988 JC ~ 29-Mar-2012 44, of Questa passed away unexpectedly on March 29, 2012. He is preceded in death by his father, Leo Wilson, grandfather, Bernabe Bailon, grandmother, Maria Bailon, sister Marta Eppie Bailon, brother in-law, Martin Martinez, father in-law, Tomas Aguilar, grandma, Evangelina Cordova. He is survived by his wife, Urbana Wilson, daughter, Maria Melidones (Jake), son, Mario Jose Wilson 2014 JC (Lia), grandson, Joshua, mother, Silvia Wilson, brothers, Leo Wilson Jr., (Darla), Brent Vigil (Paula), Dwayne Bailon (Megan), Mark Gonzales (Zanna), sisters, Teresa Quintana (David), Sidni Bailon, mother in law, Lourdes Aguilar, sister in-law, Yolanda Martinez, brother in-law, Antonio Aguilar (Berta) and other numerous relatives and friends.


Aguilar, Albert 1987 HS ~ 27-Feb-1997 
Bullock, Andrew C. 1987 HS ~ 28-Jan-2011 passed away unexpectedly January 28th, 2011. Andy was born August 31, 1969 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Andy was a master tilesetter. He is survived by his cherished spouse, Julia Jeanne Bullock. They were married September 23, 2000 and have two children, Rowan Willowmay, age 4, and Jareth Anderson, age 2. He is also survived by his parents, Chuck and Kathy Bullock, and his sister, Jennifer Melo.
Burnett, SPC Hollis J., USA 1987 JC ~ 25-Jul-2012
Capes, Ross E., II 1987 JC ~ 22-Oct-2003
Felter, John W. 1987 HS ~ 26-Jun-2006
Fulton, Mark B. 1987 HS ~ 10-Jul-2015 46, passed away July 10, 2015. Service: 2 PM Wednesday at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Visitation: 6-8 PM Tuesday at Shannon Rufe Snow Funeral Chapel. Survivors: Children, Mark “Cody” and Carrie Fulton, parents, and several siblings.
Gonzales, Rocky M. 1987 JC ~ 10-Dec-2005
Griffin, CPT Jason V., USA 1985 HS-1987 JC ~ 17-Aug-2013 passed away Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013. . Survivors: Daughters, Alexa Griffin, Alise Griffin, Natalie Griffin; son, Seth Griffin; mother, Prudence Byron Meader; brother, Seth Little.
Hayes, Christopher E. 1987 HS ~ 04-Mar-2008
Heim, MSG Christopher A., USA (Ret) 1987 JC ~ 12-Aug-2015 passed away on August 12, 2015. For those fortunate enough to have met him, worked with him, and loved him, everyone knew he was full of life. At the time of his death Chris was doing what he loved; riding his motorcycle. Chris is survived by his wife, Yvonne Heim and his son Lance Heim. He left behind his father Mike Heim; a step-mother, Carolyn Heim; his sister, Joanna Heim; his mother, Lauren Gaudette and half-sister, Elizabeth Gaudette. Chris was born March 29, 1967 and although Chris was only 48 when he passed, he lived life everyday as though it might be his last.
Holladay, Kirk E. 1987 HS ~ 27-Jun-2009 Kirk Elliot Holladay, loving and adored father, son, brother, uncle and friend, of Austin, TX, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2009, in an untimely car accident driving home from doing what he loved best–rock climbing at Enchanted Rock. Avid outdoorsman, adventurer, and dedicated father, Kirk was only 40 years old. Kirk was born in Kenosha, WI, on January 25, 1969, and moved to Austin in his early childhood. He graduated from Westlake High School and then attended Texas State University. He worked for Austin Energy for over 10 years and co-owned Rock-About Climbing guide services. Kirk served his Country in the Gulf War in the 82nd Airborne Division. Kirk was known for his zest for life and adventure. His warm, loving spirit touched us all. Kirk’s passion and love for the outdoors is evident by his contributions and role in the climbing community’s goal to secure access to parks such as Reimers Ranch and Enchanted Rock. He participated as a member in various committees that worked with the public to keep access for rock climbing at parks in Central Texas and Mexico. Kirk left an indelible mark in the rock climbing community and was committed to the improvement and preservation of parks and wildlife. Kirk was an amazing father and beloved “Tio” to his niece and nephew. He is survived by his daughter, Sophia; parents, Judy and Don Holladay of Austin, TX; sister and brother-in-law, Amber and Dwane Belaire of Lake Charles, LA; niece, Sadie Belaire and nephew, Parker Belaire of Lake Charles, LA, and mother of his child, Christy Clark-Holladay of Austin, TX. 
Howard, Tyrone “Moon” 1987 JC ~ 27-Mar-2013 age 47, of Larimer, unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Beloved father of Sydney and Schyller; son of Ora Lee Howard; he is survived by five brothers; 21 sisters; a great host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
John, John P. 1987 HS ~ 20-Aug-2007 Survived by father Richard John, mother Jeri John, daughter Taylor Nicole John, brother Michael A. John 1986 HS.
Jones, CPT C. Edward, USA (Ret) 1987 JC ~ 18-Dec-2011
Knight, Andrew P. 1987 HS ~ 17-Jul-1987

Lane, Lloyd C. 1987 HS ~ 08-Apr-1985
Luther, (Yates) Danna L. 1987 HS ~ 19-Feb-2012
Magill, Timothy W. 1987 JC ~ 26-Dec-2020
Pastor Timothy William Magill, age 53, of Villard, MN, was called to Christ on Saturday, December 26, 2020. Timothy W. Magill was born on July 21, 1967, in Orange, CA to Donald George and Evelyn June (Cook) Magill. Due to medical issues, Timothy was baptized into the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, immediately upon his birth by the Pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Orange, in the St. Joseph’s Hospital operating room. Timothy graduated from Orange High School in June of 1985. He attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, earning an Associate of Arts degree in May of 1987. Timothy completed his Bachelor of Science degree in E-Business in February of 2003 at University of Phoenix in San Jose, CA. Timothy graduated from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN with his Masters of Divinity, on May 22, 2020. Before coming to the seminary, Timothy worked for several years in the retail and food service industries and met his wife Mary Jean (Choate) Magill while working at McDonald’s in Albuquerque, NM. They were married on July 12, 1997 at Immanuel Lutheran Church also in Albuquerque. Later, Timothy made the jump from selling computers at Sears to providing technical support for the software company Intuit. He worked for them for twelve years in three different states, and was promoted into more technical roles, eventually becoming a computer programmer and project manager. Later he worked contract positions in the government sector as a computer programmer for the United Nations (NY), Sandia National Laboratory (NM), and the US Department of the Interior (CO). After much prayerful consideration, Timothy applied to the on-line pre-seminary program for Concordia Theological Seminary in November of 2011 on a part-time basis while continuing to work. He moved to Fort Wayne and started the in-person full-time Summer Greek intensive in June of 2016, graduating in 2020. Timothy was ordained into the Holy Ministry on July 19, 2020. It was his joy to serve as pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Villard, MN and Trinity Lutheran Church in Grove Lake, MN. On December 26, 2020, God blessed his servant, Timothy and took him home to rest in the arms of Jesus Christ his Savior. Timothy is survived by his wife, Mary Jean of Villard; one brother, Ronald George Magill of Kingman, AZ; his sister, Sandra June Torres and her husband, Cesar Torres, of Riverside, CA, and his sister, Virginia Ann James of Orange, CA; along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Pastor was known for his love of Christ, his family, and music, as well as his beautiful voice, his generosity, his humor, and his many, many stories. 

Morris, Mark R. 1987 HS
Murray, Randy S. 1987 JC ~ 22-Nov-1996
Paul, Aimee L. (Peterson) 1985 HS-1987 JC

Rawls, Charles W. 1987 HS ~ 15-Jul-1994 ~ 10-Jul-1994 Charles W. “Chip” Rawls, Jr., 25, of Tucson, died July 10, 1994 in College Station, TX. Mr. Rawls was a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army. He is survived by children, Charles W. Rawls, III, and Caitlin Rawls; mother, Kathryn Rawls-Jorgensen (Donald G. Jorgensen); sister, Jana Ryan Jorgensen; and grandmother, Marjorie Rawls of New London, NH.
Reid, Darrell J. 1987 JC ~ 08-Sep-2005, 38, of 731 Bermuda Ave., died Sept. 8, 2005, at Gaston Memorial Hospital. A native of Cleveland County, he was born April 16, 1967. The son of Nettie P. Reid and Abraham Union. Darrell was a former member of Palmers Grove Baptist Church. He later joined Pleasant Ridge AME Zion Church in Gastonia where he was a member of the Men’s Choir. Darrell’s formal education included being a 1985 graduate of Crest High School, a 1989 graduate of Belmont Abbey College and a 1987 graduate of New Mexico Military Institute. He participated at all of these schools by playing his favorite sport basketball. He received several awards and certificates while playing sports. He was initiated May 22, 1993, into the Gastonia/Shelby Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He was employed by FreightLiner Trucking Company in Mount Holly, N.C. where he was a supervisor. He served the youth in his community by coaching a youth basketball league at the YMCA in Gastonia. He loved children and encouraged them to continue their education and strive to be of good character and good morals. He will be remembered for a lot of good things, but most of all for being a people person. SURVIVORS: Darrel leaves to mourn his homegoing, one son, Nikolas D. Reid of Charlotte, NC his parents, Nettie P. Reid of Kingstown, NC, and Abraham Union of St. Louis, MO. two sisters, Ayeasha (Ronald) Anderson of St. Louis, MO, and Tonetta Dale (Bobby) of Shugualak, MS. one brother, Andreas Union of St. Louis, MO, one step-sister and step-brother, Veronica and Jimmy Cannon of Shelby godparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cleve Brintley of Kingstown godbrother, Jonathan Godforth of Kingstown one special aunt, Judy Porter Woods of Shelby a special cousin Robert Oglesby, Jr., of Gastonia several other aunts and uncles and a host of other relatives and many, many friends. PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Porter, Sr., paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Union and stepfather, Charlie Reid.
Ritch, Daryl L. 1987 HS ~ 19-May-1989

Rivera, Marc A. 1987 HS ~ 22-Jul-2010 age 41, passed away peacefully on July 22, 2010. He was a kind, loving, sunny and humorous soul. He had a wonderful little giggle that endeared him to everyone around him. When he hugged you, you knew that he really meant it. He missed his father, Robert, who preceded him recently in death, along with his beloved Naney. He leaves behind his Mom, Geraldine Rivera, and her husband Bill Deaton; brother, Jeffrey Bowerman; aunts and uncles, Charlotte and Ken Walton, Beatriz Rivera, and David Rivera; cousins; special friends, Eric H. Rude 1987 HSAllen K. Hunter 1987 HS, Monica Rivera and Yvonne Sanchez; Glena Knisley; and his “baby” Hurley, the Jack Russell. He will be forever in our hearts.
Sai, Louis K. 1987 JC ~ 16-Mar-1987
Siddons, Thomas Bennett 1987 HS ~ 09-Jan-2019 a lifelong resident of Lakeway, TX, passed away peacefully on January 9, 2019, at the age of 50. Tom was born in Austin, TX, on April 26, 1968 to Robert and Bonnie Siddons. He was a proud graduate of the New Mexico Military Institute and maintained lifelong friendships from his time there and thereafter. Tom was married to Jaqueline “Jackie” Schmidt Siddons on December 17, 1994. Tom and Jackie met and fell in love while working one summer at the Lakeway Inn. Raising their three sons together gave them the biggest joy of their lives. Tom worked as a realtor for Keller Williams Realty in his beloved Lakeway at the time of his passing. He felt just as much at home, if not more, at the family ranch in South Texas. Tom was an avid outdoorsman, equally happy on a tractor as he was in a deer blind. He had a true passion for Cavalier football and loved the Texas Longhorns. He had a wry sense of humor. Many of Tom’s family and friends often found themselves on the receiving end of a prank. Tom’s joy for life and his love of laughter was contagious. All who knew Tom were better for it. Tom is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Jackie and their three sons, Hunter Thomas, John Robert, and Michael Bennett Siddons. He is also survived by his parents, Robert and Bonnie Siddons, as well as his brothers, James Franklin Siddons and his wife Haley, Benjamin Alexander Siddons and his wife Katy, and Samuel Gordon Siddons and his wife Courtney, along with their families. He was also cherished by Jackie’s parents, Tom and JoAnne Schmidt and her brother, John Thomas Schmidt, III. Tom was preceded in death by his grandparents Robert Franklin Siddons, Jr., and Bettye Banner Siddons and R. Gordon Bennett and Camilla S. Bennett.

Smalley, John H., III 1985 HS-1987 JC ~ 11-Feb-2010 born Nov. 12, 1967, in Bethesda, MD, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, in Kingwood, TX. John was a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, and a former resident of Spring, TX. He was employed by the FAA and retired in 2008. Major Smalley proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during Desert Storm in the 1st Cavalry 413th Civil Affairs Battalion. He is survived by his mother, Diane Ploussard and her husband, Lou; father John Smalley, Jr., and his wife, Pat; former wife and best friend, Lisa Smalley; sister Zoe Smalley; brother Eric Smalley; uncles Steve and Mike Smalley; nephews Trae Walls, Andrew and John Minton.


Alvarez, David M. 1986 HS ~ 11-Jul-2012 born on April 18, 1967, in the “cheese capital of the world”, Plymouth, WI, passed away on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, unexpectedly. Dave had a playful and irreverent outlook toward life, an attitude that he was fortunate enough to retain right up until the time of his passing. If you find this particular viewpoint offensive, then read no further. Yet then you didn’t really know Dave. Instead, please take comfort in knowing that Dave truly lived fully every moment of his life and was a great teacher and mentor of peace, love and kindness for those of us surviving. Dave passed away amongst the rich and famous of the blue collar type of folks. He passed in Mooresville, NC. He is survived by a very large family and his two remarkable sons, Jacob and Joshua, and their mother, CJ Alvarez; his mother, Janis Lee Alvarez (Goff); brother, Brian; sisters, Shawn, Aletia, Carrie, Laura and Marilee; and his loyal friends, Matt and Nicole Caton; and a big following of friends. With the love and peace that Dave spread around the world, he may have been largely responsible for the ending of the cold war and we also know that he had input to the lyrics for John Lennon’s song, “Give Peace a Chance”. He also had the sweet outlook similar to Forrest Gump. Waaaaah–at least that is the way his family tells it. Dave spent the majority of his young years in Plymouth before his family moved to Albuquerque, NM, where he attended the New Mexico Military Institute and was a state wrestling champion. Dave wrestled a diversity of jobs in his life, trained as a culinary artist and managed all aspects of the restaurant business. Dave was adamant that people use the occasion of his passing to remember and celebrate his life.
Bruton, Matthew P. 1986 JC ~ 07-Sep-2008
Bustillo, Carlos 1986 JC ~ 19-May-2007
Butler, Steven R. 1986 HS ~ 12-Jan-2003
Clyde, Lee M. 1986 HS
Fenno, David W. 1984 HS-1986 JC ~ 12-Oct-2006
Flowers, Dr. Paul B., Jr. 1986 JC
Glin, Eric J. 1986 JC ~ 19-Jul-1986
Gray, Michael W. 1986 JC ~ 05-Feb-2014
Grindell, Marshall C. 1986 HS ~ 29-Mar-2016 48, died Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at his residence in Concho. He was born Nov. 3, 1967, in Santa Fe, N.M., the son of David Charles Grindell and Marjorie Belle Hester. Marshall was an artist for 31 years. He was an oil painter and later in his life turned to graphic art with computers. He was the type of person who was always quick with a smile and a helping hand. He is survived by his parents, David C. Grindell and Marjorie H. Simpson, and brother David S. Grindell.
Johnson, Gunter R. 1986 JC ~ 26-Aug-1987
Jones, Carl R. 1986 HS ~ 31-Mar-2010 43, formerly of Dumas, TX, died Wednesday, March 31, 2010. Carl was born March 24, 1967, in Dumas to Louis R. and Jerilynn Jones. He attended school through the 10th grade in Dumas and then graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. He attended Paris Junior College in Paris, TX, and received his certification as a horologist in 1989, and then received an associate degree from Amarillo College in 2000. As a young person he was involved in Boy Scouts. He was employed at Sebo Tek as a phonics technician. Carl was an artist, enjoyed flying model planes and loved his dogs. He was a member of First Christian Church in Dumas, and while living in Tulsa he attended Tulsa Baptist Temple. He was preceded in death by his father, Louis R. Jones, in December 2009; and his grandmother, Geneva Jones, in March 2010. Survivors include his mother, Jerilynn Jones of Brownfield; two sisters, Jessica Staples of Weatherford and Jennifer Appel of Sugar Land; a brother, David Jones of Temple; three nieces; and four nephews.
Karuzich, Joseph W. 1986 HS ~ 03-Mar-1995
Marshall, Michael Q. 1986 HS
Martin, George P. 1986 HS ~ 22-Oct-2012 George Patrick Martin, 44, passed away Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at San Antonio Military Medical Center in San Antonio from injuries received in a house fire in Hunt, TX, on July 24, 2012. He was born March 21, 1968, in Austin and grew up in Dallas, TX. George attended Highland Park High School, The New Mexico Military Institute and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from St. Edwards University. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dr. Claud and Marie Martin and Jack Sparks 1930 JC and Beaulah all of Austin. George leaves behind his wife, Lauren; daughters, Piper, 16, and Campbell, 12, all now living in Galveston; parents, Claude A. Jr., 1964 HS and Sandra “Sandy” Martin of Hunt; sister and brother-in-law, Polly and Lonnie Cooper and their children, Hunter, 20, and Carley, 16, of Houston; loving mother-in-law, Sally Albright of Dallas; and “Brother” Nils Erickson of Hunt. George had many loving uncles, aunts, cousins and friends who will miss him very much. George worked for the Dallas County Juvenile Department and Auto Refinance Source, Inc. In Dallas from 1993 through 2009, when the family moved to Hunt, TX. He worked at Home Depot and the Kerr County Family Protective Services as a special investigator until his death. George had many passions, first and foremost his family, friends and a deep love of the outdoors. He was a highly respected CPS investigator and loved his profession. Each day he looked forward to helping someone in the community with their troubles. George loved the Hunt property that has been in his family for years. He would never miss his chance to get his yearly “buck”.
Martinez Basurto, Eduardo 1986 HS
Moores, Rohn E. 1986 HS ~ 15-Sep-2002
Nesiba, Mark E. 1986 JC ~ 13-Jun-2009 45, was received by our Lord and entered eternal life on June 13, 2009. Mark accepted the fulltime job in Heaven to watch over and protect his loving mother, Mrs. Joellen Bowden; his four beautiful and intelligent daughters; Natasha Nesiba (16), Nicole Nesiba (14), Katrina Nesiba (8), and little Jessica Nesiba (4); his ex-wife of almost 16 years, Ms. Josephina R. Estrada; his oldest brother Bruce Nesiba and wife, Yulonda, of Dothan, AL; his middle brother Scott Nesiba and wife Laura of Montgomery, AL; nephews, Patrick, Christopher, and Brandon Nesiba; nieces, Emily, Anna Marie and Isabella Nesiba; and aunts and uncles. Mark was preceded in death by his father, Irvin L. Nesiba, and his grandparents, Louis and Hilda Nesiba, and Fred and Vera Frandsen. Mark was born on December 26, 1963. After graduating from high school in Dothan, AL, he spent almost three years in the US Army where he worked as a weapons support radar repairer. He then earned an Associate’s Degree in Arts and Sciences at New Mexico Military Institute and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from NM State University. He began his professional engineering career at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) working as a Co-Op for Raytheon and truly enjoyed working on the Patriot Missile. After that he worked for Aerotherm Corp. At the High Energy Laser Site Test Facility (HELSTF), and finally as a civilian for the Range Operations Directorate where he worked the majority of the time in the Flight Safety Office as a flight safety engineer, which required extensive detailed planning. Mark’s total engineering career at WSMR lasted over 20 years. Mark’s passion was playing with his girls, cooking for them, and catering to their needs. He also enjoyed spending time with his buddy, Edward Roy Tennent, whenever they went fishing, hunting (rabbit, quail, Oryx, deer, and elk), and trying to golf. Ed-Thank you for being Mark’s best friend.
Price, Perry Euguene 1986 HS ~ 10-Sep-2019, 51, of Roswell, transitioned peacefully on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, in Albuquerque, NM, surrounded by loved ones. On December 27, 1967, Perry was born in Roswell, NM, to Mary and Tal Eugene Price Jr., and was a lifelong resident. He graduated from Goddard High School in 1986. Perry will be remembered for his great big smile, infectious laughter, and kind heart. Perry was an avid model airplane builder and automotive enthusiast. He was very instrumental in the custom truck and motorcycle community in the late 1990’s. Perry’s most cherished treasure was his son, Tal. He was so proud of him and all of his accomplishments.
Rockey, Eric L. 1986 HS ~ 02-May-2020
Serafino, Mark W. 1984 HS-1986 JC

Smalley, Paul J. 1986 HS
Stubblefield, William G. 1986 HS
Towns, Dewey D. 1986 HS ~ 23-Dec-1998
Waskow, Donald J. 1986 JC ~ 10-Oct-2016 He is survived by his daughters, Jade Waskow and Meredith Waskow, of Albuquerque, his father John Waskow of Albuquerque and his brother, William Waskow of Phoenix, AZ, along with his two nieces. Donald attended University of New Mexico after NMMI and worked for Costco in Albuquerque. He was a warm and kind soul who helped anyone who ever needed it.
Wilson, Constantine H. 1986 JC ~ 05-17-2017 52, of Midland, VA, died peacefully on May 17, 2017. Born in Washington, DC, on September 19, 1964, he was the son of Theodore and Evelyn Wilson, who preceded him in death. Constantine was a very talented man, who had innumerable skills. This talent from God was evident in his work with New Guard America rifle exhibition drill team, which he founded. The team holds thirteen Guinness World Records, while he personally held nine. His team often placed first as they travelled the world in competition.
Over the years, he assisted the US Navy Ceremonial Honor Guard Drill Team as choreographer and instructor and also coached many different rifle teams. He leaves his devoted wife and sons; Isabelle, Xylan and Nathaniel.


Bartz, Brent A. 1985 HS ~ 01-Feb-1987
Bell, Kevin V. 1985 JC ~ 17-Dec-2001
Bither, Bruce A. 1985 JC ~ 15-Jan-2012 (March 13, 1965 ~ January 15, 2012) “He was the BEST DAD ever! Bruce loved and cared for everyone he met and was well loved in return.” Bruce A. Bither died Jan. 15, 2012 at home in Vancouver, WA, with his loving family around him. He was born in Crescent City, CA, graduated from Eureka High School and College of the Redwoods Nursing Program. Bruce was a retired Registered Nurse from the Emergency Department at Adventist Hospital in Portland, OR. He dearly loved fishing and camping, especially with his father and sister. His family was the most important thing in his life. Bruce is survived by wife, Judy; children, Andrew, Douglas, Benjamin and Molly; parents, Richard and Marilyn Bither; and sister, Dr. Michele Marshall-Krause.
Bleau, Mark 1985 HS
Carpenter, Lowell K., II 1985 JC ~ 25-Oct-1985
Casados, Andrew M. 1985 HS ~ 26-Mar-2014 Andrew, born and raised in Española Valley, was predeceased by his maternal grandparents Frank J. and Adonelia Serrano; brother Edward G. Romero; aunts: Emma Baird and Faye Davis; paternal grandmother Adela Casados. Andrew was survived by his daughter Angelica D. Casados (Josh Abeyta); parents Joe & Marcella Romero and Ralph & Lorraine Casados; brother Ralph L. Casados (Rose); sister Holly Romero (Doug); two grandchildren: Jasmine Casados and Joshua Abeyta; grandfather Herminio Casados; and many other relatives and friends. Andrew attended McCurdy School and the New Mexico Military Institute. He later attended Northern New Mexico Community College. He was an accomplished auto body mechanic, he worked at the Española Hospital and the New Mexico Corrections Department as a network administrator. Andrew most recently resided in Albuquerque. He loved visiting with his grandchildren, nieces and nephews and family gatherings. He enjoyed fishing, computers, movies, and music. Andrew was loved by all who knew him, especially for his generosity and giving nature.

Davis, Garry T. 1985 JC
Dunkel, Philip N. 1985 JC ~ 07-Aug-2012

Ebert, Thomas A. L. 1985 JC ~ 08-Jun-1999
Forbes, Jason L. 1985 JC ~ 06-Oct-2018 
was born on June 20, 1965 in Carlsbad, NM. He passed away on October 6, 2018 after a courageous, three-month battle with cancer. Jason is survived by his loving and devoted wife Jana Forbes; his son, Garrett Forbes; step-son, Brandon Luckenbach; his parents, Loretta and Jay Forbes; sister, Mauri Forbes Space and her husband, Mike Space. Jason attended Carlsbad high school, New Mexico Military Institute, University of New Mexico, and Texas Tech University pursuing his degree in Architecture. Jason’s interests and accomplishments were many and he had a deep passion for all of them; He was an accomplished tennis player, motocross rider, and writer. Most of all, he was a dedicated husband and father. He was intuitive, passionate about his work, and enjoyed spending time with his family and his dogs; most of which were found and adopted. Jason will be deeply missed by his friends, family, and all who knew him.
Geist, Robert W. 1985 HS ~ 08-Feb-2019, 52, of Albuquerque, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, February 8, 2019 in his home. Robert was born on January 10, 1967 in Albuquerque, NM, son of Jerry D. and Sharon L. (Kaemper) Geist. Robert was self-employed, having worked in retail sales and the information technology industry during his life. Robert graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1985 and earned a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Menlo College in Palo Alto, CA, in 1992. Upon graduating from college, Robert left the bay area, and returned to Albuquerque. Robert was a humorous, compassionate, caring friend to many, always eager to talk and listen. His friends and family are heart-broken over his untimely death. Robert is survived by his parents, Jerry and Sharon; his brother, Doug (Jerry Douglas Geist, Jr.) and Donna Orozco-Geist, also residents of Albuquerque, and Bruce K. and Lynn E. Geist of Sterling Heights, Michigan. He leaves beloved nephews, Dominic Orozco of Phoenix, AZ, Angelo Orozco of Albuquerque; and niece, Nichole E. Geist of Oberlin, OH; and his dear friend, Chellie Bailey.

Gezelman, Alexandria M. 1985 HS
Greer, Gary D. 1985 JC ~ 19-Feb-2006
Hamby, Timothy C. 1985 HS
Hearne, Shannon S. 1985 HS ~ 31-Jan-2016 passed away on January 31, 2016, in Austin, TX. He was born on September 16, 1965, in Dallas, TX. He spent his early life living in many different states including Texas, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and California. After graduating high school at New Mexico Military Institute, Scott went on to graduate from Baylor University where he met his future wife and best friend, Bridgette Hearne. Once married, he and Bridgette lived in Southern California and eventually moved to Texas, first in Houston and then eventually settling in Austin where he finally found his forever home. Scott was an incredibly intelligent man who was driven by many passions. Whether it be his love of live music, spending time outdoors, or all things “Austin”, Scott embraced a quality of life few take the time to absorb. As an avid “social butterfly”, he never met a stranger he didn’t like. But most of all, Scott was so very proud of his son, Ryan. Scott will forever be remembered by his former wife and best friend Bridgette Hearne, his son Ryan Hearne, his father Shannon Craig Hearne and his wife Joni, his stepmother Jeremy Hearne, his brother Stephen Hearne and his wife Cristin, his sister Lindsay Hearne, his grandmother Mildred Landrum, his loving nephews, niece, uncles, cousins, and other friends, and his other best friend Bella (his golden retriever). He is preceded in death by his mother Joyce Hearne, his brother Byron Hearne, and his grandfathers and grandmothers.
Howell, Austin B. 1985 HS ~ 23-Mar-1998
Hunter, Darrin L. 1985 HS
Knagge, MSG, USA (Ret) Raymond John 1985 HS ~ 21-Jul-2019 
Raymond John Knagge, 51, died July 20, 2019 in Colorado Springs, CO. He was born October 3, 1967 to Christopher John Knagge and Nona Kay (Land) Borquez in Tucson, AZ. Raymond served honorably for twenty years in the United States Army as a Special Operations Soldier with the 4th POG(A). He was an Alumni of the New Mexico Military Institute and a member of the Psychological Operations Veterans Association. He was a civilian Analyst with the U.S. Air Force. He is preceded in death by his father, Christopher John Knagge. Raymond is survived by his wife, Jovee Ruth Knagge; children, Michael, Derrik, Kayleen, Jessie and Alison; his mother, Nona Kay Land-Borquez; and brothers, Reed (Jaime) Carpenter, Joel (Lilly) Melton and Chad Knagge.

Lasley, Charles K. 1985 JC ~ 30-Dec-2013 of Blue Ridge, TX., born July 1, 1965, passed away December 30, 2013. Preceded in death by father, Charles L. Lasley. Survived by wife of 2 years, Shannon D. Lasley; son, Matthew Lasey & wife; daughter, Meagan Lasley; step-sons, Robert McLain and Hunter McLain; grandchild, Harleigh Lasley; mother, Verna M. Lasley; sisters, Lucille Conkle & husband; Lauraann Allen & husband; many nieces and nephews.
Lowry, Patrick W. 1985 HS ~ 13-Nov-1992
Monette, Darren C. 1985 HS ~ 04-Nov-2020

Pritchett, Mary (Urda) 1985 HS ~ 08-May-2007 (10/24/1967 – 5/8/2007) Survived by her husband, Todd Forde Pritchett, her two sons, Christopher Handley and Andrew Handley, her step-son Alexander Pritchett, her mother and father, Pok Tok and Elmer Urda. Beloved by friends and family.
Salcido, Frederick D. 1985 HS ~ 08-Jun-2014 47, a Deming resident passed away Sunday June 8, 2014 at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center in Alamogordo. Visitation will be Thursday June 12, 2014 evening from 5 to 7 at Baca’s Funeral Chapels. The funeral services will be Friday morning at Holy Family Catholic Church with recitation of the rosary at 10 o’clock led by Suzanne Lundy. Mass of the Christian Burial will follow with Fr. Ron Machado as the celebrant. Concluding services and inurnment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. He was born February 12, 1967 in Tularosa to Mary Margaret (Galaz) and Max Robert Salcido and has resided in Deming most his life. Fred received his Bachelor’s degree from New Mexico State University and later continued his education receiving his Master’s degree from Western New Mexico University. He taught at Deming Public Schools for 14 years and most recently was at the Deming Intermediate School. He was the trustee for the Elks Lodge, a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include his daughter, Victoria Salcido of Deming; parents, Max and Mary Margaret “Margie” Salcido of Tularosa; brother, Kevin Salcido and wife Janet of Las Cruces; 3 nieces, Kayla, Jordon & Lauren; uncles and aunt, David & Mae Yniguez and Joe Salcido; special cousins, Korinne Pacheco and daughter, Gabrielle, Valerie (Ron), Geretta (Ben) Abeyta, Katherine (Eliud) Salazar, Robert & Liz Salcido and God-daughter, Aliana. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jacqueline Marie in 2005
Sanders, Michael A. Jr., 1985 HS ~08-Apr-2012 beloved son of Mike Sanders and the late Lucia Nettle Sanders, Dallas, TX, was killed April 8, 2012 in Denver, CO, by a motorist while jogging. Born December 16, 1966 in Dallas, Mike attended Highland Park schools, graduating from New Mexico Military Academy and Western State College in Gunnison, CO. An avid skier, mountain climber and all around outdoorsman. Mike joined the US Army at the age of 40 and served with distinction for four years. In addition to his father, he is survived by brothers Todd Sanders and wife Joy, Paul Sanders and wife Jenna; sister Gwen Katz and husband Greg, step-brothers Darren Blanton and wife Julie and Brett Blanton and wife Cheryl, and fourteen nieces and nephews and several aunts and uncles. He is also survived by special friend and former wife, Kirsten Sanders.
Stawasz, Leon Peter 1985 JC
Vandal, Robert J. 1985 JC ~ 20-Apr-2019, 54, of North Attleboro passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at home. Born January 28, 1965 in Attleboro, he was a son of Robert Vandal, Sr., and his companion Irene Tyler of North Attleboro and the late Mary Lou (Jordan) Vandal Robert was a lifelong resident of North Attleboro and a 1983 graduate of Bishop Feehan High School. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Northeastern University in 1991. He worked for Ernst and Young for many years and later in the accounting department at Crabtree & Evelyn. He was an avid fan of the Red Sox and an even bigger fan of the Patriots. He also loved hot sauce and music. One of Robbie’s great pleasures in life was his poker group that met monthly for the past 25 years. In addition to his father, he is survived by two sisters: Donna and husband Kevin Dunn of North Attleboro and Debbie Clark of Swampscott; his aunt Irene Vandal of Plainville; his uncle Albert “Red” Jordan of Walpole; nieces and nephews: Maggie Dunn of Tallahassee, FL, J.J. Dunn of Pittsburg, PA, Molly Dunn of North Attleboro, and Gabrielle, Liam and Kiera Clark all of Swampscott; and his godmother Claire Lacerda of West Bridgewater. Robbie’s family wishes to give special thanks to neighbors Mike and Judy Rayburg for their constant and unwavering support.

Wicker, Billy C. 1985 HS
Wolf, Sam L. 1985 HS ~ 08-Dec-2009
, 43, of Lubbock passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2009. Sammy was born July 29, 1966, in Fort Worth. He is preceded in death by his mother Alice Graham-Wolf and sister, Lisa Wolf-Mills. He is survived by his wife, Dottie, of the home; one daughter, Alsiha of Lubbock; his father, Ralph Wolf and wife Ann; one sister, Connye Teal and husband Ed of New Deal; one step-daughter, Mindy Taylor and husband Allen of Missouri; one step-son, Chris Patterson and wife Nichole of Florida; and several grandchildren.


Aguilar, Francisco J. – 1981 HS-1984 JC ~ 12-Feb-2022 A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at 12:30 pm at Fountain Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery in Lafayette for Francisco Javier Aguilar, 58, who passed away Saturday, February 12, 2022, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge. Francisco was born May 3, 1963, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras and was a long-time resident of Acadiana. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute, Class of 1981, and attended University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance. Francisco worked as a Financial Advisor and Business Planner for 30 plus years. Francisco was a man who loved music and watching documentaries, spent lots of his time listening to bands, such as Rush and Van Halen and watched Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown. He dreamt of one day exploring outer space. Francisco was a man of conviction, a strong moral code he lived by. He was a bright man with the right combination of funny. Francisco is survived by his beloved wife of 23 years, Lesly Portillo Aguilar, of Lafayette; son, Francisco Javier Aguilar, Jr. and his wife Leila Amira Khansa, of Houston, TX; his parents, Francisco Rafael Aguilar and Rosario Nolasco Aguilar, of Nueva Armenia, Honduras; two brothers, Bryan Aguilar and his wife Diana, of La Lima, Honduras and Ricardo Aguilar, of Baton Rouge; sister, Aileen Nickerson and her husband Kyle, of Baton Rouge; two granddaughters, Ayah Sofia Aguilar and Yara Marlene Aguilar and numerous dear nieces, nephews and friends.
Akutagawa, Hugh I. 1982 HS-1984 JC ~ 21-Jan-2015 was born April 27th, 1963, in Albuquerque, NM. He grew up in Albuquerque and attended The New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. Hugh passed away January 21, 2015 from complications after being hospitalized. Hugh was the son of Tazue Akutagawa and late Taro Akutagawa. Hugh is survived by his mother Tazue Akutagawa; brother Yoshiro Akutagawa; sister Keiko Lambert; his niece Midori Lambert; nephew Ryo Lambert. His sister was the late Denise Daly, and he is survived by his brother-in-law Tim Daly, nephew Kyle Daly and niece Shannon Daly.
Aldridge, Daniel J. 1984 JC ~ 26-Jul-2016 Dan Aldridge, 53 lost his battle with cancer in Chandler, AZ, on July 26, 2016 with his family by his side. Dan was born in Ashland, WI, and moved to Lake Havasu City with his family in 1969. Dan attended school in Lake Havasu City and graduated from Lake Havasu High in 1981. Dan was a gifted athlete and student and was a national water skiing champion. He was also a successful entrepreneur growing up, starting and owning two businesses prior to high school graduation. Dan spent his first year in college at New Mexico Military Institute and completed his first year with the highest GPA in his class. That summer, Dan received an appointment to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis and graduated in the top 15% of his class. Dan was accepted to flight school in Pensacola, FL, where he went through vigorous training for Naval Aviation. Dan’s Naval career was cut short due to a medical condition and was honorably discharged in 1992. Dan was also a private pilot who enjoyed nothing more than flying. After the Navy, he worked in land development and consulting. Dan was preceded in death by his Father, the Honorable Don Aldridge; Dan is survived by his Mother, Mary (Aldridge) Rock; his sisters Nannette, Sophia, Beth and Tamera; his brothers Mike, Andy and Ray; And numerous nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles. Dan will be greatly missed by his friends and family.
Apodaca, Victor Trae, III 1982 HS-1984 JC ~ 23-Apr-2019 Victor “Trae” Apodaca III, 55, passed away unexpectedly early morning on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Trae’s passion was the hospitality business with a focus on food and fine wine. He was a restauranteur, mentor, and teacher. While he entered the family bail bond business later in his life, he is known for establishing Café Central, one of the premier fine dining restaurants in El Paso, TX. Trae’s ability for care for others began at an early age when he taught his little sister how to swim and how to drive. He literally became a “hero” to others when he was attending high school at the New Mexico Military Institute when he received an ROTC Medal for Heroism for performing the Heimlich maneuver to save a Major’s life. Trae was the kind of guy that was just about everyone’s favorite person in the world. He had a gentle spirit and would give the biggest hugs. Trae was always thinking about others whether it was their profession, interests, hobbies, families or pets – he would often send e-mails or articles to people on whatever subject mattered most to them such as the best recipes, wine guides, or career guidance. He loved life with a passion and wanted the best for everyone. His many interests included family, food, dogs, and of course, good wine. As a trained sommelier, he found complete delight in sharing a glass with someone while educating them with the particular characteristics of the wine and its origin. He also loved sharing the artfully crafted “perfect bite” with his friends and family. He connected with people in a genuine way even while he was “working” a room to make everyone in the place feel special by his thoughtful touches. Trae is survived by his wife, Shirlyn Apodaca; his sister, Michelle “Missy” Apodaca; his brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Lisa Apodaca; his children, Cristian Apodaca, Brandice Bradley, and Johnny Bowden; his nephews and their families, Tate Apodaca and Brandon, Kristen and River Apodaca. He was preceded in death by his mother, Kirsten “Kris” Apodaca and his father, Victor “Vic” Apodaca, Jr.
Babicky, Eric N. 1984 HS ~ 29-Mar-1998
Bell, Richard Stephen 1984 HS ~ 16-Aug-2000
Berrian, Maxie C. 1984 JC ~ 19-Nov-1987
Bost, Mark A. 1984 JC ~ 09-May-2005
Bridge, Michael J. 1982 HS-1984 JC ~ 12-Jul-1996 A rosary was recited at 7 pm on July 18, 1996 at the Ballard Chapel for Michael John Bridge, 31, of Roswell, who passed away July 12th at Good Sam Hospital in Phoenix, AZ. Michael was born August 11, 1964 in Evergreen Park, IL, to Ken and Nancy (Brinka) Bridge both of whom survive him. Michael had been a lifelong resident of Roswell. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1984, with an associate degree and went on to New Mexico State University where he received a BA in Criminal Justice. He was a manager for Maloof Motels for a few years and was of the Catholic faith. In addition to his parents, other survivors include his brothers, David K. Bridge and his wife Gaylenn of Arizona and Ian K. Bridge and his wife Peggy, of Las Cruces; sister, Laura J. Eldridge and husband, Travis, of Roswell; nephews, Lane Eldridge and Christian Bridge and niece Cera Bridge.
Caird, Christopher 1984 HS ~ 21-Feb-1988
Dawes, John A. 1982 HS-1984 JC ~ 31-Aug-2015
Douglas, Blythe K. 1984 HS ~ 01-May-2018 devoted and loving father, husband, son, brother and friend, died on May 1, 2018. He owned and operated Douglas Piano Movers and worked more than 30 years at Hyatt Regency, Maui. This vital man of action, service and love will be dearly missed. He was born in Lafayette, LA, on August 20, 1965. Blythe is survived by his treasured wife, Clarissa; daughter, Katie; son Elijah; parents, Bill and Kathryn Douglas; siblings, Cody, Creseda, Annie and Lane.
Field, OFF Judson D. 1984 HS ~ 31-Aug-2002
Fowler, Michael M. 1984 HS
Hallberg, Donald W. 1984 HS
Holton, Robert B. 1982 HS-1984 JC ~ 14-Jan-2018 passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018, in Midland, TX. Robert was born on January 12, 1963, in Midland, TX, to Martha Arnold Holton and Walter Bonnell Holton, Jr. He is survived by his sister, Tammy Smith, and her husband, Bill; and by his brother, Van Holton, and his wife, Pattye. He is also survived by nephew Will Smith and his wife, Casey, and their children Archer and Bosun; nephew Sam Holton and his wife, Savanna, and their son Graham; niece Elizabeth Wilson and her husband, Bryan, and their children, Kenzie, Alex, Libby, and Holton; and niece Vanna Boulter and her husband, Blaine, and their daughter, Ellie Mae. He also leaves behind several aunts, an uncle, and many cousins, and his constant companion, his sweet little dog, Daisy.
King, Kevin T. 1984 JC
Kirby, John P. 1984 JC
Martinez-Delatorre, Martin 1984 JC ~ 07-Jul-2004
McConnell, Donald C. 1984 HS
McKnight, Randy C. 1984 HS
Moody, James C. 1984 HS ~ 11-Jan-2013 James Christopher Moody passed away unexpectedly in Sierra Vista on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday Jan. 16, 2013, at Central Baptist Church, 200 N. 5th St., Sierra Vista. He grew up in El Paso, TX, and received a bachelor’s degree in computer science. He served honorably for six years in the United States Navy as an interior communications specialist on the USS Constellation. At the time of his death he was employed as a Program Manager at S.A.I.C. where he leaves many sad employees. He is survived by his fiancee, Chris Friedman and her son; his daughter, Jamie Moody and her two children; his sister, Cindy Williams; his brother, John Moody; and many devoted nieces and nephews.
Neil, David C. 1984 HS ~ 25-May-1998
Pool, James L., Jr. 1984 HS ~ 13-Feb-2013 Jim was born August 23, 1966 in Garland, TX. He died February 13, 2013 peacefully in his sleep, while on a sales trip in Gallup, NM. Jim attended Garland public schools, Montessori, New Mexico Military Inst., UT Dallas and Univ. of WY. He was preceded in death by his father James L. Pool, Sr. He is survived by his mother Jeri Pool Marcus & brother Kevin Pool with wife Lisa, and also many close friends and their families. He was a true friend and beloved son and brother.
Pryor, LTC Michael L., LAARNG (Ret) 1984 JC ~ 15-Jun-2014, 50, of Baytown, TX, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014, at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston. Mike was born January 8, 1964, at Kindley Air Force Base, Bermuda, and grew up in Garland, TX. Before graduating from the University of North Texas with a B.A. in Political Science, he earned an associate degree from the New Mexico Military Institute and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army in 1984. Upon completion of the Armor Officer Basic Course at Fort Knox, KY, Mike was assigned to the 1-124th Armored Cavalry, Texas Army National Guard. He rose from tank platoon leader to troop commander in the 1-124th before being called to active duty during the 1990 Gulf War. Once activated, Mike was re-assigned to the 256th Infantry Brigade, Louisiana Army National Guard, where he spent the remainder of his career. In his time with the 256th, Mike attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. During their 2004-05 deployment to Baghdad for Operation Iraqi Freedom III, he served with distinction as brigade operations officer and was proud to provide security and support for Iraq’s first free election. The brigade returned from Iraq shortly after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf coast and immediately joined in recovery efforts. Mike was deeply honored to serve as commander of the 3-156th Infantry Battalion, particularly on their 2008 deployment to Sekiyama, Japan, for Operation Orient Shield, a joint training exercise with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. In 2010, he coordinated the Louisiana National Guard cleanup efforts following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The following spring, he deployed to Haiti to assist in ongoing recovery projects related to the January 2010 earthquake. As a leader, Mike was firm, fair, loyal and kind, and inspired loyalty in return. Mike loved his soldiers and they loved him. After serving his country honorably for twenty-eight years, Mike retired from military service in May 2012. Among his many medals and awards were the Bronze Star and the Combat Action Badge. At the time of his passing, he was an Associate Safety Technician at Big Hill Strategic Petroleum Reserve in Winnie, TX. Mike fell in love with the sport of hockey on February 22, 1980, when he watched the United States defeat the Soviet Union, 4-3, in the legendary “Miracle on Ice.” Thus began a lifelong devotion to the game. He watched it, analyzed it, and even blogged about it. His goal was to see a game in all thirty NHL arenas, and he checked thirteen off his list. Years of eating MREs in the National Guard only increased Mike’s appreciation of a good meal, and he always enjoyed trying new restaurants and foods. He also loved to travel, and Hawaii was his favorite destination. Mike was drawn to the ocean and loved scuba diving. As much as he loved hockey, good food and travel, Mike loved his family and friends even more. His wife and children were the joy of his life. Always ready with a warm smile, a kind word, a hug and a helping hand, he enriched countless lives. To quote songwriter Max Stalling, Mike was “a soldier, and a husband, and a friend to all.” Mike was preceded in death by his grandparents, COL Ralph Pryor (USA, Ret) and Vera Pryor, Ralph and Hilma Botter; niece, Makayla Nicole Rivers; and by thirty-two of his brothers-in-arms of or attached to the 256th BCT who gave their lives in service of our country during Operation Iraqi Freedom III. He is survived by his wife of eleven years, Dee Rivers Pryor; daughter and son-in-law, Megan and Joshua Dupree; sons, William and Leighton Munson; grandchildren; Jacie and Jayden; parents, Bruce and Betty Pryor; brothers and sisters-in-law, John Pryor, Matthew Pryor and Lisa Pedrotti, and James and Rosa Pryor, Karen Cook and John Lindstrom, Sara and Shannon Corley, Kaitlyn Crosby; nieces and nephews, Austin, Ashley, Clayton, Makenna, Megan, Kyle, Beau, Hunter, Taya; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and a great many friends.
Quist, Hunter L. “Lane” 1984 HS
Raab, James W. 1984 HS ~ 14-Aug-1997
Sandoval, Rodriquez 1984 HS ~ 11-Aug-1984
Smith, James E. 1984 HS ~ 13-Oct-2006
Stanley, Jack R., Jr. 1984 JC ~ 28-May-2006, age 43, passed away peacefully in his sleep on May 28, 2006. A native San Diegan, he graduated from Kearny High School, The New Mexico Military Institute and attended the San Diego State School of Business. He was honorably discharged as Captain in the Army Reserve. He was a supervisor at a local telecommunications company. Jack had a passion for Harleys, sportscars and fine marksmanship. He is preceded in death by his nephew, Jeff and father, Jack, Sr. He is survived by his mother, Eleanor, three sisters, Debbie (J.D.), Karen (Gerald) and Jan (David); nieces, Natalie and Eve. He will be greatly missed and live in our hearts forever. Ride on.
Wingert, Tom F. 1984 HS ~ 28-Sep-1999


Alvarado, Ruben R. 1983 JC ~ 30-Jun-2012 49, a resident of Silver City, NM, entered eternal rest Saturday, June 30, 2012 at his residence. He was born December 4, 1962 to Jesus and Cruz (Gonzales) Alvarado in Silver City, NM. He is survived by three uncles, Robert “Chume” Alvarado and wife Irene of Silver City; Benifacio Alvarado and wife Lynn of Mt. View, CA; Enrique Gonzales of Silver City; four aunts, Poly Polanco and husband Candido of Phoenix, Frances Perez of Silver City; AZ; Margaret Alvarado of Bayard; Patty Alvarado of Bayard; godchildren, Jason and Irene; numerous cousins; special friend, Eddie Lopez of Silver City; special pet dog, “Lucky”. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Barnhill, Kenneth A. 1983 HS ~ 23-Jan-2017  age 52, of Roswell, NM, passed away Monday, January 23, 2017. Kenneth was born on March 17, 1964 in Lamar, CO, to Roger Lee and Myrtle Minerva [auth] Barnhill. Some of the things he loved were being outdoors “hunting and fishing,” The Walking Dead TV show, watching movies, as well as his favorite video game Warcraft and years ago Dungeons and Dragons. He is preceded in death by his parents Roger Lee and Myrtle Minerva Barnhill, and his sister Serena Jo Phillips. He is survived by his sisters Lorraine Crane and her husband Rob, Cynthia Holladay and her husband Chris, Lisa Gamboa, Lorna Barnhill,; brother Lyle Phillips and his wife Virginia, Randall Barnhill, Lesley Barnhill; nephews Robert Crane, Jr., Jeremy Phillips; nieces Angela Phillips, Heather Holladay; and his furry companions Dolly, Teke, and Precious.

Batjer, Thomas M. 1983 JC ~ 20-Dec-2008 46, passed away Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, in Fort Worth. Tom was born Dec. 17, 1962, in Dallas to Robert and Jacqueline Batjer. He attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell later serving in the U.S. Army. Tom had resided in the Fort Worth area for the past 14 years. He was a member of St. Luke’s in the Meadow Episcopal Church where he served on the vestry. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert D. Batjer, Jr., Survivors: Wife, Christina Batjer; daughters, Ashley Nicole and Paris Elizabeth Batjer; mother, Jaqueline Batjer of Abilene; brother, Jim Batjer and wife, Shawn, of Plano; sister, Jane Anne Batjer of St. Louis, MO; aunt, Susan Shelton of Abilene; and uncle, the Rev. Tommy Bye of Marble Falls.
Blair, Robert A. 1983 HS
Blomstrand, Robert F. 1983 JC
Bosse, Herman J. “Jody” 1983 JC ~ 23-Nov-2013 Herman “Jody” Bosse’, age 50, passed away Saturday, November 23, 2013 in Stanwood, WA. He was born on December 2, 1962 in Dallas, TX. He was the son of Joe and Maurine (Hefner) Bosse’. Jody was a proud member of the Laborers union, Local 440. He loved the outdoors and traveling across the country. He had a very outgoing personality that was hard to keep up with at times. His smile was contagious and wherever he went he seemed to know everyone. He will always be remembered for his sense of humor and his charmingly stubborn ways. He had a fearless heart and loved his children with every ounce of him. He is survived by his son, Joshua Bosse’ of Albuquerque, NM; daughters, Carly Bosse’ and Lindy Hurless (Hunter) of Stanwood, WA; sisters, Deborah Stidman (Kirt) of Bloomfield, NM, and Dell Hunter (Craig), Denver, CO; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews and the Stidman family of Concrete, WA. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Maurine Bosse’; late wife, Karla Bosse’; sister, Joreen Bosse’; and nephew, Temothy Stidman. We will always cherish the time we spent with you. We love you and will miss you dadoo!

Bowlin, Bryan C. 1983 HS ~ 31-Jan-2012 was born July 2, 1965 in Grants, NM, and passed away January 31, 2012 in Reno, NV. Bryan will be missed by his family and a multitude of dear friends in Bullhead City, Las Vegas, and Grants, NM. He left behind his son, Christian, in Tennessee, his Dad and Mom, Ronald and Carlene of Bullhead City, his brother, James in Kingman, AZ, and his brother, Alan in Medical Lake, WA. WE LOVE YOU ALWAYS, BRYAN!!
Burnside, Lisa E. 1983 HS
Casey, Walter G. 1983 HS ~ 02-Nov-2017
Chase, Troy 1983 HS
Cook, Stanley H. 1983 JC ~ 17-Jun-2014 of McKinney, TX, passed away June 17, 2014 at the age of 52. He was born May 5, 1962 to Dan Hamilton Cook and Nancy (Kelly) Cook in Dallas, TX. Stanley married Kelly Culver on June 25, 1994 in Dallas, TX. He is of the Methodist faith.Stanley is survived by his wife, Kelly Cook of McKinney, TX; children, Mason Mobly and wife Jamaica of McKinney, TX, and Ross Cook of McKinney, TX; grandson, Mason Mobly, II, of McKinney, TX; mother, Nancy Cook of McKinney, TX; brother, Jeffrey Cook of Dallas, TX; sister, Cynthia Cook of Shreveport, LA; and a host of other loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Dan Hamilton Cook.
Cullen, Kevin S. 1983 JC ~ 12-Nov-2012 was born on December 5, 1960 in Denver, CO. He joined the Army in 1980 and served until 1990. Kevin was in business with his father for many years selling aircraft manuals to pilots all over the world. He loved his work and was very professional at it. Kevin was preceded in death by his father Jim, and his sister Kelly Ann. He leaves behind his wife, Mary Russelavage, mother, Grace, brothers; Terry and Patrick, sisters; Colleen Monsarrat and Cathy Andrianakos. He will be greatly missed.
Entwisle, Chuck E. 1983 JC ~ 29-Aug-2011 lost his battle with brain cancer Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, at age 47. Chuck was born Sept. 20, 1963, in Vernal, UT, the son of Charles and Margaret Greene Entwisle. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute, Utah State University and Devry Institute. He married Patricia Lynn Morton on Sept. 10, 1986, in South Jordan, UT. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. Survivors: wife of 25 years, Pat Entwisle; daughters, Samantha “Sami” and Camille Entwisle; parents; and siblings, Ange, Marcy, Margy, Joe and Carrie.
Goff, Uwe W. 1983 HS ~ 01-Aug-2017
Goodall, Michael T. 1983 HS ~ 08-Jan-2013 47, formerly of Las Cruces, NM, passed away on January 8, 2013, after a short Illness at the Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas, NV. Survivors include his only son Ryan Goodall of Independence, MO, parents Don and Carole Goodall of Las Cruces, NM, brother Kevin Goodall of Las Cruces, and other relatives. Michael was born on March 11, 1965 in Jackson, CA. After the family moved to Las Cruces, he attended Las Cruces High School, New Mexico Military Institute, and New Mexico State University. Michael loved animals, enjoyed sports, especially wrestling, and excelled at Motocross racing. He was the Internet Technology Manager of an on-line business of a medical firm in Las Vegas.
Hays, Dr. William S. 1981 HS-1983 JC ~ 23-Oct-2002, age 38, passed away at his home on October 23, 2002, after a brief, but courageous battle with cancer. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, son, and brother. He will be deeply missed by his wife, Toni, and daughter, Devon. Survived by his parents, William (Bill) and Rossanna Hays of Albuquerque, NM; brother, Gregory R. Hays 1990 HS of Austin, TX, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Dr. Hays attended the New Mexico Military Institute, graduating in 1981, where upon he was accepted at the US Military Academy at West Point. After graduating from West Point in 1986, Dr. Hays was stationed with the 82nd Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg, NC. In 1990, after leaving active duty, he entered medical school at the University of New Mexico, where he graduated in 1997 with a PhD and 1999 with his MD degree. During his time in school, he remained active in the military through the New Mexico National Guard. Dr. Hays started his general surgery residency in June 1999 at the University of Minnesota where he became well-known, respected, and loved by all he came in contact with. In June 2002, he was selected by the UMN medical student, class of 2003, for the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching award, as an outstanding resident role model. While juggling his duties as a general surgery resident, husband, father, son, and brother, Dr. Hays was very involved in the Army reserves as a member of the 114th Combat Support Hospital. He will be greatly missed by all.

Kennedy, Scott R. 1983 HS ~ 14-Mar-2013 was a American comic, who appeared on Comedy Central. Openly gay, he co-founded the Gay Comedy Jam. For many years, he performed many times a year for U.S. troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, both through the USO and as part of his own comedy troupe. Kennedy was born in Albuquerque, NM, and raised there and in Hobbs. He attended New Mexico Military Institute and graduated from Monterey High School in Lubbock, TX, after his family moved there, and then studied psychology at the College of Santa Fe. He got his start in comedy in 1986 at an open mic night at the Froggy Bottoms Comedy Club in Lubbock, where a friend had entered him in a comedy contest. He moved to Houston and then in 1999 to Los Angeles. He had a successful stand-up career, performing at clubs throughout the country. He was featured performer at HBO’s US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, CO, and on Comedy Central was so successful on Premium Blend that he was given a half-hour special in 2004. Kennedy was openly gay, participating for example in Jason Stuart’s 2004 improvised comedy film about gay dating, 10 Attitudes. However, he was a footballer in high school and his burly “linebacker” or “lumberjack” looks often led audiences to be surprised when he revealed his sexual orientation at the end of a set. In 1994, with his partner Kevin Maye, he co-founded the Gay Comedy Jam, which toured over 150 cities in the US and Canada; he was the “Oscar” character to Maye’s “Felix”. Beginning in the mid-2000s, Kennedy began touring extensively to entertain American troops on active duty, starting with USO tours in Afghanistan with Dave Attell. He formed his own touring company, Comics Ready to Entertain, to go to more dangerous places than the USO was willing to send him to, performing up to five times a day on over 50 tours in Afghanistan and Iraq.
King, Jeffrey H. 1983 JC
Knowles, John D. 1983 JC ~ 26-Jan-2007 died January 26, 2007, in Lamar, CO. He was born October 13, 1962. John was a 1981 graduate of Mingus Union High School. He was raised in the Verde Valley from 1969 until his high school graduation. John played football, basketball, and baseball growing up with his brothers and all of his wonderful childhood friends. After high school, he attended New Mexico Military Institute and earned a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He then attended Arizona State University, where he received his BS in Business Administration. He served eight years as an officer in the Air Defense Artillery branch, including service in Iraq, and was honorably discharged as a captain from his last assignment in Germany. He returned to the Verde Valley and became a Realtor, working for Selna & Associates. He recently moved to Colorado Springs, CO, to be closer to his youngest daughter Meagan. John is survived by his two daughters; Dominique Knowles of Cottonwood, Meagan Knowles, Colorado Springs, CO, two grandchildren; his mother, Barbara Knowles, of Dewey, two sisters Cathy Kenson, Christine Seall, and three brothers, Steve Knowles, Mike Knowles, and Kevin Knowles.
Lair, Weldon H. 1983 HS ~ 22-Apr-1997
Love, William J. 1983 JC ~ 02-Oct-2008
Matise, Victor K. 1983 JC ~ 03-Jan-2004 passed away Saturday, January 3, 2004 in Dallas, TX. He is survived by his wife Nancy of Dallas, sons Ross and Corbin Matise both of Dallas, mother Gretchen Matise, father Dan Matise.
Moreno, Martin 1983 JC
Morey, Gary L. 1983 JC ~ 21-Feb-2010 47, of Fort Worth entered into God’s presence on Sunday, February 21, 2010 in Huntsville, TX. Gary is survived by his loving wife of 8 years, Janis T. Morey; parents, Charles and Maxine Morey; sisters, Julie Carker and her husband, Joe, Jayne Williams and her husband, Matt and Glenda Garcia and her husband, Alex. He also leaves to cherish his memory numerous other relatives and a host of friends.
Mortimer, Steven E. 1983 HS
Nakaahiki, Clarence A. “Bully” 1983 JC ~ 15-Jun-2010 46, of Waimea, HI, died June 15, 2010, at home. Born in Waimea, Kauai, he was a former police officer with the Honolulu Police Department, director of security and night manager for Seascape Resort in Aptos, CA, and a first lieutenant with the Hawaii Army National Guard. Survived by wife, Victorialei “Nohea” Nakaahiki of Waimea; daughter, Mahealani Nakaahiki of Waimea; son, Max Nakaahiki of Waimea; paternal grandmother, Minnie Nakaahiki of Kekaha; mother, Caroline Nakaahiki of Kekaha; brothers, Mitchel (Sherry) Nakaahiki of Boron, CA, Henry (Sylvia) Nakaahiki, Jr., of Kekaha, Clint (Haunani) Nakaahiki of Honolulu, Lyle (Yvette) Nakaahiki of Hanapepe, Kauai; sisters, Debra (Larry) Gates and Lynn Nakaahiki of Rainier, OR, Minnie (Anthony) Natividad of Waimea, Kauai, Kahelelani (Lefty) Kanahele of Kekaha; numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Quintana, Kenneth M. 1983 JC
Rockholt, Michael S. 1983 JC ~ 18-Jan-2018
, 54, of Norman passed away January 18, 2018. He was born March 2, 1963 in Fort Bragg, NC, to Eugene and Mary Ann Rockholt. Michael loved his family and worked hard to make sure they were always provided for. He enjoyed telling jokes. He worked for 20 plus years at Mazzios Pizza as a delivery driver. He will be missed by many. He is preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Bethany Lynch; and nephew, Robert Joseph Tollers. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 33 years, Debbie Rockholt; children: Desiree Lynch (Richard), Michael Daniel Rockholt (Jessica), Tasha Langham (JT), and Nick Rockholt; grandchildren: Brianna, Brittany, Elizabeth, Elissa, Destinee, Aviana, Zoie, Isaac, Rocky, Aven, Linkin, and Ivy; siblings: Vikki Ross, Judy Naeher, Bret Tollers and Bobby Tollers; and numerous extended family.
Rosner, LTC David N., USMCR 1983 HS ~ 16-Dec-2018 – Lt. Col. David N. Rosner USMC, Ret., age 53, died suddenly December 16, 2018, in Washington, DC. He is survived by his parents, Alan Rosner and Nancy Levick; his sisters, Alison Rosner-Allison, Esq., and husband Thomas, Dr. Melissa Kaye; niece, Bria; nephew, Jackson of New York; brother, Richard Rosner of California; his love and partner, Brooke del Greco; and many other relatives and friends. David was a graduate of the New Mexico Military Institute and the University of New Mexico. He served our country in the United States Marine Corps, retiring after 30 years. Mr. Rosner currently worked at the Pentagon. He was a devoted son, brother, uncle and friend. David was a gifted public speaker and commentator and thoroughly enjoyed sharing his humor and bringing laughter to others. He made the most of his 53 years as a world traveler, and he was deeply devoted to his faith. He will be dearly missed.
Sisto, Michael B. 1983 JC ~ 13-Nov-1991

Smart, LTC Albert E., USA 1983 JC ~ 28-May-2005  Global War on Terrorism-Killed in service – Born: Albert Eugene Smart, June 3, 1963 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Death: On Saturday, May 28, 2005, while serving his country in Afghanistan. Albert passed away. Surviving Parents: Albert and Gernell Smart, Mother and Father-in-law Mr. & Mrs. Jesse G. Cruz. Education: Albert graduated from John Jay High School here in San Antonio, TX. Then attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, where he received his Associate’s degree. Later finishing up his Bachelor’s of Science degree at Wayland Baptist University in San Antonio, TX. Military Service: 21 years U.S. Army Reservist as a ranger, airborne, air assault and infantry officer. While serving full active duty status after 9-11, he achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. The distinctive accomplishments of Lieutenant Colonel Smart reflect great credit upon himself, his family, the Combined/Joint Task Force-180, and the United States Army. Marriage: Natalie A. Smart on May 31, 1991. Survivors: Loving wife Natalie and son Justin. Brothers & Sisters: Kelvin V. Smart, Triest L. Smart and wife, Lisa, Reginald E. Smart, Nicole A. Smart, Teresa Torres and husband, Hilario and Jeanette Resendez and husband, Roger and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and friends. Closest and Dearest Friends: Joe Colunga and wife, Delia, Ed Chavez and Mary Hausler.
Smith, Thomas J. 1983 JC ~ 07-Feb-2016, beloved brother, uncle, and friend passed away suddenly Sunday, February 7, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV. Tom graduated from West Mesa High School in Albuquerque. After graduation, he received football scholarships from the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, and later from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, NM. Tom’s career was spent working for financial institutions in Albuquerque, NM, and Las Vegas, NV, where he moved in 1997. He was predeceased by his mother Antonia Barela Smith and brother Max Smith. He is survived by sister Rosie Mahana, sister Junita Frederickson and husband James; nieces and nephews Manuel Gonzales, Jesse Gonzales, Jennifer Lemken, Ashley Rose Gonzales, Brandon Pallottino Gonzales, Crystal Coney and husband Dion, Ramius Coney, Xavier Coney, James B. Frederickson and wife Rene, Anissa Frederickson, Jacob Frederickson, Nickolas Frederickson, Trae Smith and his children, Tauna Smith King and her children; and his many devoted friends. We miss him greatly. May he rest in peace with our Lord.

Sumera, Charles H. 1983 JC ~ 22-Jan-2010 died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Jan. 22, 2010, at age 46. Born in Honolulu on May 23, 1963, he worked with the State Housing Authority as a groundskeeper. He is survived by his parents, Herman and Guillerma “Irma” Sumera; brother, Andrew (Jessica Choy) Sumera; sister, Susan (Brian) Caseria, all of Hilo; nieces, Kamalei Caseria of Oæahu and Brooke Caseria of Hilo; nephew Ranson Yoneda of Hilo; numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins.
Sutherland, Scott K. 1983 JC ~ 15-Sep-2009 Ret. Capt. Scott Kenneth Sutherland, 46, of Palenville, died suddenly on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at his residence. Scott was born in Catskill on July 10, 1963 to the late Kenneth Herbert Sutherland and Anna Laura Reese Sutherland. He was a graduate of Catskill High School Class of 1981, a graduate of the Airborne Course at Fort Benning, GA, as well as a 1983 graduate of the New Mexico Military Institute during which he received his commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Sacramento State University while continuing to serve in the Army National Guard. He also completed Basic Infantry Officer Course instruction. During his career in the California National Guard he went into active duty in 1989, was promoted to Captain in 1990, was mobilized for the LA riots, The Persian Gulf War, and several national wildfires. Capt. Sutherland retired in 1998 from the 159th Infantry for which he served as Company Commander. During his service he received many known awards: two Army Commendation Medals, an Army Reserve Commendation Medal, three Army Achievement Medals, a Humanitarian Service Medal, two Armed Forces Reserve Mobilization Medals, a National Defense Service Medal as well as several other merits and achievement. He and his family relocated to Palenville this past year. He was predeceased by his father Kenneth Sutherland on September 8, 1990.
Teran, Steven S. 1983 JC ~ 10-Feb-1990 Steven Saenz Teran, 26, died Saturday morning in Las Cruces, where he resided. He was born July 13, 1963, in Silver City; was a member of the Catholic Church; was a 1981 graduate of Cobre High School; was a 1983 graduate of New Mexico Military Institute; and had received his bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice at New Mexico State University last December. He was a first lieutenant and platoon leader with the National Guard, Battery C, Second Battalion (CHAP) 200th Air Defense Artillery in Alamogordo.
Vidal-Plaza, Efrain N., Jr. 1983 JC ~ 02-Sep-2005 , Born September 15, 1963 in Frankfurt, Germany. Passed away on September 2, 2005 in Richardson, TX. He is survived by wife, Rose Vidal; daughter, Gilda Cromwell; son, James Cromwell; son, Samuel Vidal; daughter, Jessica Vidal; parents, Efrain Vidal-Figueroa and Clotilde Vidal-Plaza; sister, Maria Hartman and husband Tim; several other relatives and friends.
Walker, Mark A. 1983 JC ~ 26-Jan-2006, 45, died Thursday, January 26, 2006. Mr. Walker was a native of Artesia, NM, but had lived in Central Georgia for the past eighteen years. He graduated from Goddard High School in Roswell, NM, and attended Mercer University from 1979-1980 where he played Basketball. He then attended New Mexico Military Institute before attending Steven F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX. He was a Senior Manager with Frito-Lay. -Survivors include his son, Dalton Walker of Warner Robins; his mother and father, Rosie and Sam Walker of Milledgeville; brothers, Rick Walker of Macon and Jim Walker of Milledgeville. 
Ward, John R. 1983 HS ~ 02-Jul-2001
Williams, Jimmy J. 1983 HS ~ 27-May-2020
An amazing brother, nephew, and friend, JAMES WILLIAMS, 55, of Roswell, NM, passed away at his home on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. On July 1, 1964, Jimmy was born to Joseph Williams and Wanda Jean Parker in Roswell, NM. He graduated from Roswell High School and attended the New Mexico Military Institute. Jimmy loved playing football in high school and grew up to be a Dallas Cowboys fan. He joined the U.S. Army in April of 1984, where he served in the 82nd Airborne Division until he was honorably discharged in February of 1990. Jimmy had an outstanding military career receiving many badges and medals, including an Army Achievement Medal and the Army Good Conduct Medal. Throughout Jimmy’s life, he had been a painting contractor as well as a truck driver. He loved everyone and had a great sense of humor, which always kept his family and friends laughing at his jokes. Jimmy had the gift of the gab and a joyful spirit that attracted everyone, including many lovely ladies. He was a generous and caring person who loved to bless others, these gifts of compassion were more than learned behaviors, they were characteristics of his nature and his heart for service. SURVIVORS: Those left behind to cherish memories of Jimmy are his brother, Kenny Williams; sister: Allison Williams; aunts: Esther Kennedy and Shirley Kahn and husband George; uncle: Jerry Coleman; niece: Desiree Williams; as well as Charles and Linda Coll and family. PRECEDED: Jimmy is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Williams and Wanda Jean Parker; grandmother, Rosie Coleman; and brother, Eddie Parker. In lieu of flowers or contributions, the family suggests those who wish to share a kind thought or words of sympathy and support may visit

Wolfe, David A., Jr. 1983 HS ~ 26-Oct-2006 41, passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2006. He was born in Wakefield, MI, on October 26, 1965. He was a graduate of Gallup High School and attended Gogebic Junior College and the New Mexico Military Institute. David, Jr., was preceded in death by his grandparents Myrt and Orville Hansen and Oscar and Ida Wolfe both of Ewen, MI, Uncle David Cummings and Aunt Barb Lindsey. David, Jr., is survived by his parents David and Joanne Wolfe of Fernley, sister, Melissa Tait and her husband Jim of Winnemucca and Michelle Lovato of Gallup, NM, nieces Quinn, Quartney, Mattea, Jordan, Bailey and Lexus. He is also survived by a very special nephew, James, Aunt Susan and Uncle Bob Giesen of Minneapolis and Aunt Karen and Uncle Mike Wolfe of Las Vegas.


Barham, Christopher W. 1982 HS ~ 1986
Bogle, Robert L. 1982 HS ~ 06-Mar-2000 
Briere, Michael J. 1982 JC ~ 07-May-2016 of Sierra Vista, AZ, passed away on May 7, 2016 at his home after a brief illness. Michael was born on July 7, 1962 in Altus, OK, to Donald and Helen Briere. He attended Kalaheo High School in Hawaii, graduating in 1980. He enlisted in the army reserve, eventually earning the rank of major. He attended the University of Central Arkansas, graduating with an associate’s degree in history and a bachelor’s degree in English. He also attended Cochise College, graduating with an associate’s degree in nursing in 2010. Michael loved reading and learning and was knowledgeable and well-versed on a wide range of subjects. He liked to watch movies and was especially fond of science fiction. He was a gym enthusiast and rarely missed a day exercising and lifting weights at Summit Fitness. Michael took pleasure in working with his hands and tools, and had been remodeling his home prior to the onset of his illness. He had recently started cooking and improving in his skill. He was a great story-teller blessed with a hearty laugh and the gift of gab, and he will truly be missed. Michael is survived by his wife of 16 years, Laura (Sperry) Briere of Sierra Vista, AZ; his mother and step-father, Helen and Joseph Echevarria, of Conway, AR; three children: Stephanie Verseman and her husband, Nicholas, of Largo, FL; Michael Briere of Largo, FL, and Kurtis Briere of Richmond, VA; three brothers: Christopher Briere and his wife, Julie, of Little Rock, AR, Todd Briere and his wife, Karen, of San Antonio, TX, and Eric Briere and his partner, Joel Preciado, of Austin, TX; a sister, Cheri Woodward, and her husband, Timothy, of Ogdensburg, NY; three grandchildren, and many uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, and cousins. Michael was predeceased by his father, Donald “Frenchie” Briere on March 18, 2012.
Brown, Michael P., Jr. 1982 JC ~28-Oct-2021 Michael “Mike” Robert Brown, Jr., USMC (Ret.), 60, of Pensacola, FL, passed away on Thursday, October 28, 2021. Mike was born on June 3, 1961 at Balboa Naval Hospital, in San Diego, CA. Mike graduated from Regis High School in Denver, CO. He was a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, NM and Metropolitan State University in Denver, CO. Mike was an avid sportsman throughout his life. He played football in high school, and was awarded a college football scholarship to New Mexico Military Institute. He also boxed in college and learned the sport of rugby, where he eventually was selected to play on the Military Combined Service team. Mike honorably served 26 years in the United States Marine Corps as a CH-53D helicopter pilot and a flight instructor. He retired as a Major in 2007. Mike enjoyed a retail management career after his military retirement. Most recently, he was employed at TJ Maxx in Pensacola, FL. Mike enjoyed giving back and did so freely. He knew the names of several homeless citizens in the area, and would pray with them and help them often. He was involved in his church, neighborhood, the community and the city of Pensacola, where he coached youth soccer. Mike will be remembered as a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew, Godfather and friend to many. He was the oldest of eight children. Mike was a devout Catholic who loved and lived his faith. Mike is preceded in death by his father, Michael R. Brown, Sr., and brother, Robert E. Brown, US Navy Master Chief (Ret.). Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Jo Elizabeth “Jo Beth” Brown; sons, Maximilian “Max” and Dominic Brown, of Pensacola, FL; daughters, Katherine Acevedo (Ivan) of Long Beach, CA, Mary Elizabeth and Grace Brown of Pensacola, FL; his mother, Judith Ann Brown of San Antonio, TX; brothers, Thomas Brown (Denise) of Niles, MI, Michael Joseph Brown (Christina) of Irvine, CA, and Gregory Brown of Frisco, TX; a brother-in-law, James Jones of Charleston, WV; sisters, Mary Borgia (Mike) of San Antonio, TX, Carmen Drevescraft (John) of Arvada, CO, and Bernadette Burgon (EJ) of Arvada, CO; sisters-in-law, Lisa Brown of Memphis, TN, Jayme Canterbury (Frank) of South Charleston, WV, and Jann Weedy (Mick) of Dunbar, WV; aunts and uncles, Aunt Suanne Garioto (Bob) of Green Valley, AZ, Uncle Ken Woodring (Kaye) of Mason, MI, and Uncle Greg Woodring of Muskegon, MI; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends also survive. The family will pray a Rosary Service at 4:30pm on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at Harper-Morris Memorial Chapel. They will receive friends following the rosary until 7:00pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11:00am Thursday, November 4, 2021 at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, with Fr. Jack Campbell and Fr. James Valenzuela, as celebrants. Interment will follow at Barrancas National Cemetery, with military honors being accorded by the United States Marine Corps. Active Pallbearers will be, Tom Brown, Gregory Brown, Mike Borgia, Mark Meloro, Mark Murray, Dr. Carlos Vera, Kent Varney, and Sir Thomas Raines. Honorary Pallbearers, will be friends and family who served in our armed forces. The Patriot Guard Riders will assist police in procession to the cemetery. The family has chosen The Marine Corps League, for memorial contributions, in the honor of Major Michael R. Brown, Jr., USMC, (Ret.): Cpl J.R. Spears det 066 Marine Corps League P.O. Box 3491 Milton, FL 32572 Thank you to everyone for your thoughts and prayers, for Mike and our family over the past 2 months. Special thanks to: Fr. Paul Czerwonka, Fr. Thomas Koyickal, Fr. Michael Garvey, Fr. Jack Campbell, Fr. James Valenzuela, Fr. Peter McLaughlin, and the Patriot Guard Riders.
Burnside, Mark D. 1982 HS
Campbell, James W., Jr. 1982 HS
Champlin, Leslie P. 1982 HS ~ 31-Jul-2007 , 43, of Mesa, AZ, died Tuesday, July 31, 2007. Leslie was born September 13, 1963, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings. She is survived by her parents, Bill and Ann Champlin of Chandler, AZ; her sister and brother-in-law, Sargi and John Grijalva of Mayer, AZ; two nephews; five grand-nephews and nieces. Also surviving her are aunts and uncles, Sandy and John Champlin of Fountain Hills, AZ, Jane and Jack Giddings, Nancy and Terry Bathe, Jill Champlin and Jo Davidson, all of Hastings, NE; uncles, Edwin Bishop of Baton Rouge, LA; Jim Bishop of Kuwait; and various cousins.
Flores, Ricardo J. 1982 JC ~ 01-Jan-1996

Dickey, Matthew G. 1982 JC
Duran, Mark A. 1982 JC ~ 01-Jan-2010 age 47, passed away January 1, 2010 in Santa Fe, NM. He was preceded in death by his father, Bernie J. Duran; brother, Andrew Duran; grandparents, Mable Catanach and Don Gonzalez; uncles: Phillip and Alfred Gonzales; aunt, Adela Gonzales; and cousin, Annette Gonzales. Mark, also known as “Duranimal” was a graduate of St. Michael’s High School in 1980. He played football from 1977-1980 and led the state in rushing and touchdowns a record held for many years. In 1980, Mayor Art Trujillo proclaimed November 19 as Mark Duran Day. Mark also excelled in baseball throughout his youth. He attended NM Military Institute 1981-82, and NMHU 1982-1983. Mark enjoyed skiing, weight lifting, biking, camping and spending time with his children and family. He loved his family’s pets, Miles and Aldo. He is survived by his mother, JoAnn G. Duran; his children: Kayleigh Duran, Justin Duran and the mother of his children and best friend, Joy Trujillo; his sister, Carmella (Leonard); brothers: Joseph, Matthew, Greg and Paul (Michelle); and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces and friends. “Daddy, I love you and I will miss you forever.” “Love, your son, Justin” “Dad, thanks for being such a loving father. Justin and I love you so much, and will greatly miss you.” Love, your baby, Kayleigh Mark, I’m going to miss you so much; your smile, your warm heart and most of all your friendship. Thank you for two beautiful children.
Flores, Ricardo J. 1982 JC ~ 01-Jan-1996

Green, Kenneth L. 1982 JC
Hofer, Daniel P. 1982 JC
Hunt, James S. 1982 JC
Hutchins, Lincoln C. 1980 HS-1982 JC
Isaacs, Randall L. 1982 HS ~ 14-Dec-2011
Jones, Jerome 1982 JC ~ 12- Nov-2015 On November 12, 2015, Jerome “Jerry” Jones entered into eternal rest, suddenly and without a word of warning in Phoenix, AZ. Jerry, the son of the late SFC Charles Edward Jones, Sr., and the late Florence Young Jones, was born on April 17, 1960. In the early 70s, Jerry and his family relocated to Newport News by way of the military, and made this area home. At an early age, Jerry developed a passion for football, and was well known in the area for being a standout athlete . In June of 1979, Jerry graduated from Denbigh High School, and went on to play football at New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI). While at NMMI, his talents earned him the nickname “Bullet”. He later transferred to Virginia Tech, where he continued to excel in football. Jerry was a free-spirit and took every opportunity to travel and experience new things. Wherever he went, he was sure to be seen wearing one of his signature colorful bandanas. His vibrant smile was sure to light up any room. His outgoing personality made him a pure joy to be around; to know him was to love him. Jerry was also preceded in death by his brother, Charles Edward Jones, Jr.; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Julian H. Young, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Reeves, and Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Jones; and two maternal uncles, Alfred Young and Julian B. Young. He leaves to cherish his memory, his son, Andrew Meadows; one aunt, Constance Young, and his first cousins, Dale Young, Janette Young, Loretta Young, Sue Young Lee (Ray), and Tony Young . He was also blessed to have a loving extended family, to include his “other mothers”, as he called them, Constance Howard and Sherry Robinson; his close friends, who he considered his siblings, Rodney Brown, Kenny Downes (Deceased), Darrell Durst, Dexter Durst (Deceased), Willie Edwards, Steve Keyes, “Buddy” Wallace (Deceased), Debra Wallace-Jones, and Renee’ Wallace-Stevens. 

Lind, John, IV 1982 HS
Nalda, Julie M. 1982 HS ~ 22-Aug-2011
Russiano, David M. 1982 JC ~ 20-Jan-1999
Sanchez, Donald R. “Ray” 1982 HS ~ 25-Jul-2010 September 22, 1961 a child is born and struggles with life. Through the love of his family one year later he is able to leave the hospital and join them. With that love and strong family support he went on to honorably serve his country and his city. Father of three, Donald, Jr., Steven, and Ashley, grandfather of two, Lilian and Isabella. Don Sanchez has left this world to enjoy the love of the Lord. His spirit has moved but the love he demonstrated will live on through those that knew him.
Sanchez, Gino F. 1982 HS ~ 08-Jul-2013 age 48, passed away suddenly on Monday, July 8. Gino was a Belen native, born on July 28, 1964, and attended St. Mary’s Elementary School and Belen Junior High before going to NMMI, where he graduated with honors. He received a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in construction management. Gino worked in the Chicago area, Puerto Rico and Brazil for Turner Construction Company. He also worked for Motorola as head of real estate and construction for Latin America before beginning his own construction and waste management company in Brazil. Gino has been living and working in Brazil for the past 17 years. Most recently, he was contracted by Swift to work in Angola on a natural gas project. Gino was a man who knew no stranger. He touched the lives of all who met him. He was preceded in death by his father, Nick Sanchez. Gino is survived by his wife of 16 years, Minna McKimmey Sanchez three children, Philip, Thomas and Marisol his mother, Juanita Otero Sanchez his four brothers, John, Nicholas, James and Carlo as well as his two sisters, Consuelo Fossati and Maria Elena Seager and six nieces and nephews.
Schwartz, Dominique A. 1982 HS
Sellen, Steven E. 1982 JC ~ 19-Apr-2010 Following graduation from New Mexico Military Institute in 1982 and while attending UCLA, he served in the California National Guard. His first active duty assignment was with the 3-47 Infantry at Fort Lewis, WA, when his unit was assigned to the Multinational Force and Observes in Sinai, Egypt from April to October, 1988. His next duty station was with the Big Red One, 1-16 Infantry Regiment, Panzer Kasern, in Boeblinging, Germany. He became the Commander of D Company and deployed to the first Gulf War. Upon his return he was assigned to the 3-325 Airborne Battalion Combat Team, at Caserma Ederle, Vicenza, Italy and was immediately sent to Operation Provide Comfort in Northern Iraq. He later became Company Commander of CSC, and organized the 49th anniversary of D-Day, and parachuted, with 60 other soldiers, into St. Mere-Eglise, Normandy. During his five years in Europe, he trained in many nations with NATO and Allied soldiers, travelling for the Army. When he returned to the US in 1994, he worked at Concepts Analysis in Bethesda, MD, and earned a Master of Science Degree at George Mason University, VA. His last assignment was as S4 at HDQ, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Div, Camp Hovey, Korea. He resigned, and was Honorably Discharged, from the Army as a Major in February, 1997. His military accomplishments include completing the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle Commander Course, and Combined Arms and Services Staff School. He earned the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, the Paratrooper Badge, The Air Assault Badge, the Ranger Tab, Joint Meritorious Unit Commendation Award, along with the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, and numerous service medals and ribbons. Following his military service, he was a District Manager with Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. He was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2008. He was survived by his wife; his parents; six siblings; and many nieces and nephews and other relatives. One of his cousins, SGT Dennis Lee Sellen, Jr, was killed in Iraq in 2007.
Slade, Sean C. 1982 HS ~ 25-May-2012 Age 47, passed away suddenly on May 25, 2012. Surviving Sean are his father David; mother Billie Hudgins; sister Kaye Peery; brothers Dave, Jr., and Scott C. Slade 1986 HS; daughters Sierra and Savannah.
Tetterton, Willie G., Jr. 1982 JC ~ 05-Sep-2008 passed away Sept. 5, 2008, in Gary, IN. Born in Norfolk, he was a truck driver for Transport Unlimited, Reedsville, VA. Gene is survived by his wife, Bette Tetterton; parents, Willie G. Tetterton, Sr., and Sandra McHarg Tetterton of Virginia Beach; daughter, Stacey Mills and husband Jeremiah of Norfolk; sister, Pamela Tetterton of Atlanta; brother, Patrick Tetterton of Virginia Beach; and granddaughter, Katherine Mills.
Thinnes, Thomas A. 1982 HS
Todd, Gregory D. 1982 JC ~ 11-Dec-1998
Tsosie, Franklin, Jr. 1982 JC ~ 20-Jul-2002
Vars, Juan C. 1980 HS-1982 JC ~ 7-Aug-1994 Juan C. Vars was one of five Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agents killed August 27, 1994, in a plane crash during a reconnaissance mission near Santa Lucia, Peru. This mission was being flown as part of Operation Snowcap, DEA’s cocaine suppression program in Latin America. He was 32 years of age at the time of his death. Special Agent Vars joined DEA’s Dallas Field Division in 1987 and served in the Chicago Field Division before returning to Dallas in 1988. After becoming a DEA pilot in 1990, Special Agent Vars was reassigned to the San Antonio District Office in 1991. Special Agent Vars graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute, and the University of Texas, where he received degrees in Political Science and Spanish. He was survived by his parents, Ana and William Vars and his fiancee. Special Agent Vars was posthumously awarded the DEA Administrator’s Award of Honor on May 17, 1995.
Webb, James D. 1982 JC ~ 25-Jul-2009
Woodfin, James M. 1982 HS ~ 22-Nov-2012 On Nov. 22, 2012, the remains of James Marshall “Jay” Woodfin of Meridian, TX, were found in Bosque County after a six-month search. He had been in failing health the last several years. He was 50 years old. Jay was born in San Angelo, TX, on Dec. 30, 1962, to Jack Ulmer and Maribel Holland Ulmer. Maribel later married Bill Woodfin, who then adopted Jay. Jay loved cars and was a master mechanic. He could fix just about anything that needed repair, not limiting himself to cars. He delighted in filling the “ready ranger” kits of his family with specialty tools. He believed in always being ready for anything and heartily loved a good adventure! Jay loved riding his motorcycle and taking road trips with Rosie, his partner in life, love and adventure. Standing 6 feet, 5 inches tall, Jay was a big man with an even bigger heart. He did not tolerate bullying of any sort and would quickly come to the aid of the underdog. Jay never met a stranger and always enjoyed a good party! Whether it was having a beer with his friends, grilling with family or simply sitting on the porch drinking iced tea and swapping lies. Over the years, Jay had various dogs that sat on the porch with him, but he had a special fondness for his dachsunds: Spud, Wrinkles and most recently, Chloe, who he taught to retrieve birds while he was hunting. Jay loved the outdoors. He was an avid hunter, gun collector and fisherman. One of his great pleasures in life was passing on this knowledge to his kids, nieces and nephews. Sometimes learning these skills would require that you listen to one of Jay’s many stories, which usually ended in great roars of laughter. He loved a good joke, whether it was on him or one he had carefully planned. He just loved to make people laugh, which he did very well. Jay believed in family first and exemplified this in his life. The births of his daughters were two of his proudest moments. He took special pride in his nieces and nephews, treating them like his own children. He is survived by parents Maribel Woodfin of Lorena, TX, Jack (Margie) Ulmer of Carlton, Ore., and Bill (Pat) Woodfin of San Angelo, TX; his partner, Rose Marie Rose of Meridian, TX; one sister, Michelle (John) Small of Lexington, Ky.; two daughters, Jaclyn (James) Wengier and Jenilee Woodfin, both of Granbury; nieces and nephews, Lindsay (Aaron) Oliver, Chris Grimes, Josh Grimes, Wade (Natalie) Woodfin, Lauren Grimes and Rowdy (Kim) Woodfin; grandchildren Emilee, Jude and Steven Wengier; great-nieces and nephews Gabriel and Kenzie Woodfin, Faith Barnes and Alex Oliver; sister-in-law Cheryl Anderson (Wesley Woodfin); and former wife and mother of his children, Cheryl (Shon) Hacker. His brother, Wesley C. Woodfin 1982 HS, preceded him in death.
Woodfin, Wesley C. 1982 HS ~ 01-Aug-1985
Young, Robert L. 1982 JC ~ 06-Mar-2018 On Tuesday, March 6, 2018, Robert Lawrence Young severed the bonds of this beautiful Earth and of his loving family and joined his Holy Father in Heaven. This gentle and giving soul is now at peace. Rob was born April 8, 1962 in Kerrville, TX, to Dr. Joel E. and Gayle H. Young. He attended schools in Dallas; graduating from Zion Lutheran school and then from Bryan Adams High School in 1980. During his school years he was a member of the YMCA Indian Guides and, later, the Boy Scouts of America wherein he attained the rank of Eagle (1976). He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, NM, in 1982. He served in the United States Army Reserve from 1982 to 1990, commissioned as 2nd lieutenant, promoted to 1st lieutenant in 1985. He trained and served with the 387th Engineers as Platoon Leader/Nuclear-Biological-Chemical Protection Officer. Rob had many talents and abilities from computer construction, repair and programming, photography and videography, teaching in his fields of specialty, including safety and efficiency in the workplace to design and construction of various models and devices. He was rewarded by his former employer, Lehigh Henson Company, “for the finest video and film productions, and work created for the web.” He did similar work for his last employer, Moneygram. He won a blue ribbon for his original model of the “Starship Enterprise” at the State Fair of Texas. He also spent a lot of time traveling to Albuquerque to visit his daughter and her husband and their children who called him “Granpa Texas!” Rob is survived by his children, Marilyn Gayle and her husband, Christopher Grubbs, and Raymond Lawrence Young and wife Raquel, and their mother, Elaine Medina Young, former wife, Rosaland Young, by three grandchildren, Giuliana (Gigi) Grubbs, Christian Grubbs and Jack Riley Young; his parents, Joel and Gayle Young; his sister, Ginger Anderson and her husband, Mark; and his brother, Randy Young and wife, Christy; and his niece, Sarah Anderson; and nephews, Nathan, Justin and Jonathan Young. Rob was baptized in the Casa Linda Presbyterian Church, Dallas, TX, March 27, 1975.


Betancourt, Alex A. 1981 HS ~ 01-May-1989
Black, David B. 1981 HS ~ 27-Mar-1993
Brown, Gregory M. 1981 HS
Burt, Walter M. 1981 HS ~ 26-Feb-2003
Caulfield, 2LT Paul B. 1981 JC ~ 19-Aug-2002
Cox, Kenneth L. 1981 HS ~ 04-Nov-2005
Eswonia, Leroy C. 1981 JC ~ 19-Sep-1998
Famulare, Joseph M. 1981 HS ~ 28-Mar-1986
Fletcher, Scott V. 1981 HS ~ 13-May-2000 36, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died Saturday, May 13, 2000. He is survived by his wife, Anne M. Fletcher of Albuquerque; son, Mark W. Fletcher of Lancaster, CA; mother, Mary L. Fletcher of Albuquerque; father, Harvey A. Fletcher of Pittsburgh, PA; brother, David A. Fletcher; and sister, Gayle Hilton, both of Albuquerque. Mr. Fletcher graduated from NMMI. He owned and operated a self storage and internet business. Mr. Fletcher was a recipient of the Jefferson Award for his participation in the rescue of Baby Jessica. He was a member of Central United Methodist Church. Mr. Fletcher served on the Vender’s Committee for the Albuquerque Flea Market at the State Fairgrounds.
Gruger, Jack L. 1981 HS ~ 20-Jan-2011 47, passed away, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, in Tularosa. He was born Jan. 26, 1963, in Alamogordo to William S. Gruger, III, and Joann L. (Snyder) Gruger. Survivors include his mother, Joann Gruger of Tularosa; brother, Steve Gruger and wife Lee of Albuquerque; sister, Jill Gutierrez and husband Steve of Las Cruces; brother, Joe Gruger and wife Jacque of Las Vegas, NV; brother, Jon Gruger of Livermore, CA; brother, Michael Gruger and wife Jennifer of Albuquerque; three nephews; six nieces; four grandnephews and six grandnieces. He was preceded in death by his father, William S. Gruger, III. The Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, at St. Francis de Paula Catholic Church in Tularosa by Celia Garica. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at St. Francis de Paula Catholic Church with Father Clifford Herle, OFM, celebrant. Pallbearers include Mark Garwood, Mat Garwood, Michael Salazar, John Kowatch, Louie Kowatch, Tom Nelson and Jimmy John Vigil.
Hamilton, Murray R. 1981 HS ~ 08-Jul-2019
Huss, Robert B. 1981 JC

Kirkpatrick, Scott M. 1981 HS ~ 01-Apr-1988
Lloyd, John J., II 1981 HS

McDonald, Adriana M. 1981 JC ~ Jan 2014
Mentesana, Michael J. 1981 HS ~ 15-Jul-1987
Merts, Ronald F. 1981 JC ~ 09-Aug-2010
Mitchem, Cynthia M. 1981 JC ~ 28-Dec-2017 Mitchum, Cynthia (Cindy) of Orlando, FL, age 59, passed away on December 28, 2017 after an arduous journey with Alzheimer’s disease. Cindy was born in Charleston, SC, but grew up in Merritt Island, FL. She was a graduate of Merritt Island High School (1976), Brevard Community College (1978) and University of Central Florida (1980) with a BS in Business Administration. She retired from the City of Orlando after 29 years as the Business Manager for The Amway Center in 2014. Cindy was preceded in death by her father, Barney L. Mitchum, Jr., and her brother, Barney L. Mitchum, III. She is survived by her mother, Marlene (Molly) Mitchum, her sister, Karen Mitchum and sister-in-law (Deborah Miller, MD) of Chicago, IL, along with her brother, Anthony (Tony) Mitchum of Cocoa, FL.

Musser, Ronald L. 1981 HS ~ 06-Jun-2008 45, died June 6, 2008, in Albuquerque. He was born May 31, 1963, in Gallup. Musser graduated from New Mexico Military in Roswell in 1981 with honors. He lived and worked in Gallup until 1989 when he moved to Midland, TX, where he began a career in the construction industry. He lived in Midland and Dallas until moving to Albuquerque, in 1995, where he worked in the construction/building maintenance field. Survivors include his sons, Peter J. Musser of Gallup, Ronald J. Musser of Dallas; daughter, Britney Musser of Dallas; parents, Francis and Luis Mares; brothers, Scott Musser of Chino Hills, CA, Chris Musser of Albuquerque. Musser was preceded in death by his father, Peter James Musser; grandparents, Jesus and Lilly Yepez, George and Jean Musser.
Navarro, Arturo C. 1981 JC
Pollard, Robert D. 1981 HS ~ 06-Dec-2004
Prince, Kevin W. 1981 JC
Rallis, Chris G. 1979 HS-1981 JC ~ 15-Feb-1998
Richardson, LTC Iris K., NEARNG (Ret) 1981 JC ~ 19-Jul-2015 was born Aug. 3, 1961, in Fort Leonard Wood, MO, to Laura and Leland Hudspeth. She attend the New Mexico Military Institute and UC Davis. After school she joined the Army and served for 17 years. While in the military she moved to Seward in the late ’80s and would stay until 2006. In 2006 she moved to Rolla, Missouri, to be closer to family. On July 1, 2015, she received a heart transplant. After fighting valiantly for 18 days, on July 19, 2015, at 3:32 a.m., God called her home. She is preceded in death by her father Leland Hudspeth, sister Sheila Parker and niece Ashely Carr. She is survived by her mother Laura New, sister Karen Kelly, brother-in-law Bryce Kelly, son Tobijah Richardson, daughters Halsey and Callie Rousselle, and grandson Madden Richardson.
Sandoval, Kevin J. 1981 HS ~ 15-Aug-1988
Schmidt-Till, Erich 1981 HS
Slagoske, Glen B. 1981 HS ~ 26-Aug-2010 Glen died in an airplane crash in Wilcox, AZ, on Thursday, August 26, 2010, while flying his airplane from San Diego, CA, to his new job with Platinum Aviation in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Born November 1, 1963, to parents, Bob and Barbara Slagoske of Roseburg, OR. Glen grew up in Santa Fe, NM, where he began flying at the age of 16. After graduating from New Mexico Military Institute and the aviation school in Lubbock, TX, Glen pursued his career in aircraft maintenance and his love of flying in San Diego, CA.
Smith, David B. 1981 HS
Sullivan, CPT Edward J. P., USA 1981 JC ~ 01-Jul-1993
Thompson, Scott K. 1981 HS
Turner, Edward 1979 HS-1981 JC ~ 11-Jun-2011

Valdez, Steven J. 1981 JC ~ 12-Mar-2013
Vallejos, 2LT Kenneth J. 1981 JC ~ 13-Dec-2009 48, passed away suddenly December 13, 2009 in West Jordan, UT. Born November 20, 1961 in Socorro, NM, son of Johnny J. Vallejos and Lupe Grego. Married Jenifer Peay on Dec. 1, 1995 in Sandy, UT; later solemnized in the Jordan River Temple. Active member of the LDS Church. He loved to serve others and stressed the importance of gaining an education. He was an avid golfer. Survived by wife, Jenifer; children: Braeden, Rebecca, Makayla and Devyn; father, Johnny Vallejos; mother-in-law, Marcia Peay; siblings: Patricia, Joseph, Chris, Stephen, John and Richard.
Vance, Stephen A. 1981 HS ~ 31-Oct-1978
Varela, Julian R. 1981 JC ~ 29-Dec-2011 Age 49, of Taos passed away on December 29, 2011. Julian’s time was tragically cut short because of a traffic accident. He is predeceased by his brother, Conner R. Quintana. He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Marci Beatty; his daughters: Hannah and Mary Margaret Varela, all of Taos. He is also survived by his mother, Susan MacDonell and her husband, Tom of Santa Fe; his father, Frank Varela of Albuquerque; his god-mother, Kathryn Hamilton; and god-son, Ryan Sean Varela 2000 HS (Heather Tausch); his brothers: Dr. Charles D. Varela 1977 HS-1979 JC (Debra) and Frank Jacob Varela (Gretel Wananmacher); his sisters, Roberta S. Pillado and Gabriela Lucero-Rogers (Jay); as well as a large extended family in Pecos, Santa Fe & Taos. Julian was a graduate of NM Military Institute, achieved an undergraduate degree in Accounting at the University of Texas at Arlington, then went on to earn a Doctor of Jurisprudence at the University of New Mexico Law School. He later returned to studies at the University of Denver earning a LLM in Taxation and Estate Planning. He was a member of the State Bars of New Mexico & Colorado and practiced law in Taos and Northern New Mexico for 18 years. He was a former Probate Judge in Taos County. He was a member of Rotary International, a scholar, and he was a great humanitarian, sponsoring poverty-stricken children in foreign countries such as Thailand and Cambodia. He was proud to be a liberal Democrat. He was also the best lawyer you could hope to have represented you in court. Julian loved the outdoors, no matter what the weather was, for hiking, running, camping or just relaxing by a river or spring. Traveling and learning about different cultures was his passion. He was a great skier and an avid rider of motorcycles. He loved all kinds of music especially Country and Western (Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard), Rock and Roll (AC-DC, Bruce Springsteen and Kid Rock), and folk (John Denver and Gordon Lightfoot), just to name a few. He loved to sing and dance, no matter what the occasion. He had the ability to get along with anyone. He loved to read and write and his writing skills were powerful. He took his job as a lawyer very seriously, but also seriously knew how to have a good time. He had a fantastic sense of humor, and his kids used to say that he had to come to their childhood parties because “he would bring the fun”. Julian was a devoted husband and father. His daughters and wife were his best friends, and he had many other good friends. He taught his daughters something new everyday. He was a mentor to everyone he knew in different ways. The light of his spirit was that of one of a kind, and he was never afraid to try new things. He loved making the people around him smile. He loved his family and friends more than anything and enjoyed spending time with them. He will be greatly missed by many whose lives he touched.
Vodzak, PFC Stephen S. 1981 HS
Wagner, Robert K. 1981 JC ~ 04-Apr-2007 Born Dec. 3, 1959, passed away April 4, 2007 after a very lengthy illness. Lived in the Mesquite area his entire life. Graduated from North Mesquite High School where he was an all-district football player. Attended New Mexico Military Institute on a scholarship. 4 year Veteran of the U.S. Army. Survived by parents Robert C. And Betty Wagner of Sunnyvale, TX; sister and brother-in-law, Lisa and Lee Humphries and nephews, Lee Ryan and Logan Humphries all of Royse City, TX; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Weiss, A. Richard 1981 HS ~ 25-Jun-1997
Widmoyer, Kevin A. 1981 HS ~ 15-Dec-2000 Mr. Widmoyer, 37, died Dec. 15-2000, at his home in Colorado Springs. He was employed as a sales associate. Mr Widmoyer was born March 12, 1963, in Denver, to Clifford A. and Chalann (Seaney) Widmoyer. His father is deceased. He is survived by a son, Kevin Allen, II; his mother, Charlann Widmoyer Jeffrey and her husband, George Jeffrey; and a brother, Brett Lane.
Wiles, 2LT Howard L. 1981 JC ~ 05-Nov-2010
Wing, Charles S. 1981 HS ~ 24-Jul-2012
Woods, Peter R. 1979 HS-1981 JC ~ 20-Feb-2018 was born July 21, 1961. He passed away February 20, 2108. Much of who he was is because of his educations and training from NMMI.