Obituaries

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Obituaries

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Alvin (Bino) Martinez of Española/Hernandez

Alvin (Bino) Martinez Alvin (Bino) Martinez, 46, a resident of Española/Hernandez, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 4, 2018 surrounded by his loving family and friends. Alvin was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Tony Garcia; step father, Fidel (Fiddles) Martinez; uncle, Fernando (Fern) Garcia; cousins, Patrick Martinez, special close cousin whom he loved dearly Steve Garcia, and John Lucero; paternal grandparents, Baltazar and Beroniz Olivas, Carlos Martinez, paternal aunt, Lillian Corona, paternal uncles, Robert Trujillo, Louie Padilla; paternal step-brother and sister, Margarito Velasquez and Esther Padilla.

Alvin was a state wrestling champ and went to Pennsylvania for the Nationals and is considered an all American. He was a loving son, brother, father, grandfather and great-friend. His greatest thing was being with his kids, family and friends. He enjoyed being out in the Hills, hunting, fishing and camping and hanging out with everyone. He played softball in New Mexico and Colorado. Martinez also worked for Cooks Transit as a mechanic’s helper at the age of 16, Duke City Lumber, S.G. Western and in Texas Construction for PTLA for quite a few years.

Alvin is survived by his loving mother, Rosita (Rose) Martinez of Hernandez; loving father, Charlie Martinez and wife Molly of Abiquiu; his only sister, Charlene Padilla and husband David; his only niece, Aieshah; son, Carlitos Martinez, daughters, Erika Martinez and fiancé, Jonathan Salcido, Kayla and fiancé, Mathew Gallegos; step sister Victoria Velasquez and family; his fiancé, Pearl Martinez, and her children, David Ray, Javy, Amber, Justin and Jazmine; two step-grandchildren whom he helped raise Aiden and Annaliah; three loving grandboys, Jayden, Noah, Jeriah, and Karen Martinez mother of his children; maternal grandmother, Antonia Garcia of Hernandez; maternal aunts and uncles, Leroy Garcia and wife Linda of Hernandez, Isaac Garcia and wife Lucy of Española, Brenda Garcia of El Rito, Jane Sandoval and husband George of Hernandez Irene Romero and husband Lee of Truchas, Anthony Garcia and Ted, Anita Guerra and husband Geraldo, Vicky Martinez and companion Jesus of San Pedro, Manuel Garcia whom he considered a very close brother and wife, Elvia of Española; special and close cousin Iky Garcia and wife Crystal and Cory Lewis and companion Tracy a very close friend Jesse Herrera and Ernesto Terrazas; paternal uncles and aunts, Mary Sandoval and husband George of Mora, Baltita Olivas and wife Della of Holman, Berna Trujillo of Cleveland, NM, Matilda Padilla and husband Andy of Mora and Adolfo Olivas.

Services are pending at this time and will be posted as soon as they become available. Serving the family as pallbearers are Clyde, Nieto, Jesse, Tio Manuel, CJ, and Ernesto; honorary pallbearers will be, Ann and Andy Gutierrez, Aieshah, Jeriah, Jaydn, Noah, Ayden, Annaliah, Ray Morales, Anthony Vigil, Daniel Gutierrez, David Padilla, Matthew Gallegos, Cory Lewis, Isaac Garcia and Johnathon Salcido. 

The family of Alvin (Bino) Martinez has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley. 505-747-7477-www.devargasfuneral.com.  


Camille Ann Lovato of Albuquerque (formerly of Dixon)

Camille Ann LovatoCamille Ann Lovato, 43, a resident of Albuquerque and formerly of Dixon, passed away on Monday, October 1, 2018 following a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Max and Carlota Sanchez; paternal grandparents, Juan and Amelia Lovato; uncles, Alfonso, Emilio, Robert Sanchez and Palemon Lovato; aunts, Frances Lopez, Mabel Chavez, Alice Martinez and many other loving relatives.

Camille worked at Wackenhat Security Services in her early career and most recently employed by PNM Resources in Albuquerque where she was a group supply chain manager.

Camille attended Dixon Elementary School and graduated from Española Valley High School. She received her degree from the University of New Mexico in Communications and Journalism. She then went on to get her MBA from Webster university. She was co-chair at Young Leaders Society with United Way of Central New Mexico. She was also a big supporter of the Animal Humane Society. In 2017, she was selected to participate in a core program involving leaders from around the state. She was one of 45 people from around the state who were selected.

Ms. Lovato is survived by her parents, Juan and Evelyn Lovato of Dixon; brother, John Marco Lovato (Lisa); nephews, Ethan and Mason Lovato all of Santa Fe; aunts and uncles, Norena Ortiz (Don) of Rio Rancho, Nora Rodgers of Rio Rancho, Virginia Griego (Romolo) of Dixon, Edna Mascareñas of Albuquerque, Dila Sanchez and Ruben Lovato (Jane) and many close relatives and friends.

A Memorial mass will be celebrated on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Dixon. The following serving as pallbearers, Margaret Romero, Lisa Sisneros, Sandra Ortiz, Linda Ortiz, Terry Wood and Ethan Lovato.

The family of Camille Ann Lovato has entrusted their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory. 505-747-7477 – www.devargasfuneral.com.


Arthur Salomon Lopez of Espanola

Arthur Salomon Lopez, 75, of Espanola, New Mexico died Sunday, September 23, 2018 at St. Vincent Regional Hospital in Santa Fe due to a fatal heart attack. He was surrounded by his family as he peacefully left us.
Born in Rio Chama, Art graduated from Espanola Valley High School and shortly after he enlisted in the United States Army and was a Veteran of the Vietnam War. After the war Art worked as a Machinist at the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant in Arvada, Colorado for 16 years. He retired from the Army National Guard in 2002. Art was a true patriot and advocate for all veterans through several organizations such as the VFW, DAV, The American Legion and The Vietnam Veterans of America. Art was also a part of the Espanola Veterans Memorial Wall from its inception to its completion, and volunteered his time in many projects until recently becoming ill.
Preceded in death by his parents, Abenicio and Ernestina Lopez, Espanola, NM; his sisters, Celina and Maria Lopez, Espanola, NM, brothers Anselmo Lopez, Roswell, NM, and Jake Lopez, Las Cruces, NM.
He is survived by his loving wife, Lolita M. Lopez, Espanola, NM; his brother Ruben, Espanola, NM; his sister Irene Beatrice (Richard), Espanola, NM; his children Ryan A. (Nancy) Lopez, Pueblo, CO; his daughter Iris N. Lopez-Vazquez, Pueblo, CO; his children Michelle (Toby) Gallegos, San Luis, CO; Jimmie L. Romero, Rio Rancho, NM; his grandchildren Isabel & Shane Lopez, Pueblo, CO; Conrad and Aaron Gallegos, San Luis, CO; Amber and Trinity Romero, Rio Rancho, NM; and Great grandchildren, Noah and Joseph Gallegos, San Luis, CO. Art had many nieces, nephews and godchildren that he loved equally and unconditionally and was very proud of his entire family.

The Family would like to thank each and every one who attended the rosary and funeral services as well as those who kept us close in thought and prayer. To everyone who contributed flowers, money, food and refreshments for the rosary.  The families who prayed and sang the rosary and provided music.  Sacred Heart church and the choir for their beautiful music. The Vietnam Veterans for their tribute to Art. To The Rivera Family Funeral Home, Jim Martinez, Mary Helen Perea and all their staff for their hard work in getting all of Art’s final wishes met

Please continue to pray for us so that we can remain strong as we face life without my Honey Bunny.  I know I have probably left someone out or failed to mention others but please don’t be offended this is a very trying time for us.
A Rosary was held on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 6:30 pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Espanola. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 10:30 am. Burial followed at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.

The Family of Arthur S. Lopez has entrusted the care of their loved one to the Rivera Family Funeral Home and Crematory, Espanola, N.M.