Obituaries

by Staff Reporter / Mar 28, 2017 / 0 comments

Obituaries

DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley provides obituaries for Matthew Damien Corrales, and Reycita Kathleen La Pointe.


Matthew Damien Corrales of Farmington

Matthew Damien Corrales, 31, a resident of Farmington, passed away after a lengthy illness on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Lucy Corrales.

He was such a caring and loving person. He loved his family and friends very much. He opened his home to anyone in need. He was a dedicated Bronco fan. He will be missed and was loved so very much.

He is survived by his beloved mother, Carol Corrales and partner Andy; his girlfriend, Selinda; father, Gary and wife Debbie Martinez; sister, Adriana; brother, Dominic; grandparents, Joe Corrales; Andy and Eliza Martinez. A very special uncle and aunt, Joseph and Charlotte Corrales; aunts, Doris (Bernardo) Serrano; Tommie (Martin) Trujillo; Angie Corrales (Sergio); uncles, Leonard (Renee) Martinez; Nathan (Julie) Martinez; Adonaise Martinez. A very special niece, Elyana Herrera; Goddaughter he adored Angelita Lucero; Godmother Nancy Livingston.

Recitation of the Rosary will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 7:00p.m. at Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Catholic Church in Gallina. Memorial Mass will be Celebrated on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 11:00a.m. also at Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Catholic Church in Gallina, with burial to follow at the Gallina Catholic Cemetery.

Serving the family as pallbearers will be Joseph Sandoval, Martin Talamante, Craig Lucero, David Serrano, Robby Trujillo, Jerome Salaz, honorary pallbearers will be Christopher Herrera, Anthony Salaz, David Garcia, Jr. Mercado, Thomas Chacon and all of his close cousins and friends.

The family of Matthew Damien Corrales has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley.


Reycita Kathleen “Kathy” La Pointe of Santa Clara Pueblo

It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the passing of Reycita Kathleen La Pointe, known to most as “Kat” or “Kathy”.  She passed away in her home on March 24, 2017 in Santa Clara Pueblo. She was 44.

Kathy was born on May 28, 1972. She attended the New Mexico Northern College and was a graduate of Arizona Automotive Institute.

Kathy was bright and very outgoing. She loved to sing and go dancing.  She especially loved to attend Pow wows. Kathy was a Jingle dress dancer.  Being very creative, she made some her own Pow wow regalia.  Kathy was also a bit of a tomboy.  Growing up and visiting our Lakota family in Rosebud, South Dakota she would be found helping out at branding time with the cows and horses.  She was about 3 when she tried her hand at roping from the top a truck. 

She had a fierce determination and a strong will that defined her life. She loved to laugh. She was a jokester and could be heard laughing up a storm!  Her friendships were infused with simplicity, sincerely and love.  Those closest to her knew what they meant to her and she was fiercely loyal.  She was always willing to help someone in need.

Kathy loved her children very much and was very proud of them.

Kathy is survived by her parents, Ron and Rozella La Pointe, Sons, Alex La Pointe and wife Brandi and Logan La Pointe. Sister, Lisa La Pointe-Tafoya and husband Mel.  She is also survived by many Aunts and Uncles and cousins.

A wake was held at Velma Baca’s house in Santa Clara Pueblo on Monday evening, March 27, 2017.  Burial was held Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 9:00am following gravesite services only in Santa Clara Pueblo.

The family of Reycita Kathleen La Pointe has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley.