The following obituaries for Dennis Serrano of Chimayo and Eugene “Gene” R. Martinez of Alcalde have been provided by De Vargas Funeral Home in Espanola.

Dennis Serrano of Chimayo 

Dennis Serrano, 49, a resident of Chimayo, passed away accidental on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Dennis was preceded in death by his mother, Evangline Serrano Archuleta; grandparents, Seferino and Marcelina Serrano; brother, Alvin Trujillo, sister, Stephanie Trujillo; nephews, Daniel Trujillo and Glen Trujillo; step-sister, Celeste Maestas; uncle, Seferino Serrano Jr.

Dennis worked for the county of Espanola as a mechanic for several years until he got hurt and became disabled. He is survived by his son, Dennis Serrano Jr. “DJ” of Espanola; father, Dennis Maestas of Arroyo Seco; sisters, Joyce Marquez of Fairview, Emily Trujillo of Chili, brother, Andrew Trujillo and partner Amy of Espanola; step-sister, Karen Maestas of Arroyo Seco; aunts, Ella Lujan, Thelma Serrano, Jane Ortiz and husband Armando, Susie Aveldano and Husband Manuel, Linda Carnley, Annie Jaramillo and partner Joel all of Chili, and Yvonne Serrano of Chimayo, and many nieces and nephews and many other relatives.

A rosary was recited on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory.  Memorial Mass was held Saturday March, 182017 at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Espanola, with a burial at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. 

Serving the family as honorary pallbearers, Christopher Serrano, Anthony Trujillo, Max Barela, Johnthan Barela, Michael Barela, Ericka Marquez, Cathy Aragon, Carlos Martinez and Stephen Gregory.

The family of Dennis Serrano has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley. 

Eugene “Gene” R. Martinez of Alcalde

Eugene “Gene” R. Martinez, 53, a resident of Alcalde, born March 11, 1964 and passed away peacefully at home with his loving family by his side on Monday, March 13, 2017 after a short valiant battle with pancreatic cancer.

Gene was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Lorianne Quintana-Martinez; father, Nestor Martinez; brother, Nestor Martinez Jr., sister, Janelle Martinez and her husband, Joe; niece, Robin Martinez; paternal grandparents, Benancio and Lugarda Martinez, Maternal grandparents, Emedardo and Sofia Lopez; father-in-law, Willie Quintana.

Gene was a quiet special man with a great personality, he had a loving heart and a good sense of humor. He loved his Harley Davidson Motorcycle and he loved to ride. He especially loved to be around his family and hang out with his friends. He was also a jack of all trades and everything he did he did with pride. He will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him… RIP.

Gene is survived by his only son, Eugene Martinez Jr.; grandson, Bently Martinez; his mother, Sylvia Martinez; sister, Susan Maestas and husband Joe of Las Vegas, Nevada; sister-in-law, Kathy Martinez; niece, Monica Martinez of Albuquerque, nephew, Joseph Martinez and wife Rosemary of Utah, great nephews, Elijah Trujillo and Sebastian Martinez, great nieces, Janelle Martinez and Lucianna Martinez; step-daughter, Mariah Chavez; mother-in-law, Stella Quintana; a special friend, Veronica (Ronnie) Montoya who stood by him till the end; his beloved little dog, Lilly who loved him very much, and many other relatives family and friends.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to DeVargas Funeral Home to help with Funeral Expenses.

Memorial mass was held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Ohkay Owingeh. Burial was held at La Villita Cemetery in Alcalde.

The family of Eugene “Gene” R. Martinez has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley.