Jennie F. Jacket Wing
Graveside services for Jennie F. Jacket Wing of Towaoc will be held at 10 a.m. today, Feb. 5, at the Towaoc Cemetery. Brother Don Smith will officiate. Mr. Douglas Wall will say the closing prayer.
Mrs. Wing was born to Joe and Rose Marsh Jacket on March 2, 1931, in Towaoc. She passed away Feb. 1, 2002, at Southwest Memorial Hospital. She was 70.
She attended schools in Ignacio, Colo., and was proud to be a member of the basketball team. She was married to Sam Wing, who preceded her in death.
In Mrs. Wing’s earlier years, she was a custodian, working for the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe. She was also a rancher’s wife in the Towaoc area and a member of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe Enrollment Committee.
Mrs. Wing raised her children in a loving and caring manner. Traditional ways were very much a part of her life, and she taught her children in these ways.
She enjoyed bead-working, making cradle boards, shawls and quilts, especially with flower designs. She loved cats, and loved her family.
Jennie Wing is survived by her children, Helena (Floyd) Wing, Harrison Wing, Edwin Wing, Orrin (Priscilla) Wing, Inez Wing, Sam Wing, Jonathan Wing, Janie Sue Wing, Annette (Jacob) Wing and Ann Margaret Wing, all of Towaoc; sisters, Angie Jacket of Albuquerque and Linda Jacket of Towaoc; brother, Thomas Wing, also of Towaoc; grandchildren Snow Wing, Corey Morris, Melena Morris, Julie Laner, Tammy Wing, Randolph Wing, Dusty Dance and James Dance; aunts, uncles, and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and a sister, Ida Jacket.
Cortez Four Corners Funeral Chapel, Hale and Gerken, are serving the family.
Frieda Mae Warner
Frieda Mae Warner was born on May 31, 1916, in Indianapolis, Ind. to William H. and Maggie D. (Masters) Bruce. She passed away on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002 at the Southwest Memorial Hospital. Frieda was 85.
In June of 1939 Frieda married her sweetheart, Robert E. Warner in Indianapolis. Frieda became a loving homemaker who enjoyed gardening, and who greatly treasured her family. Freida and Robert moved to the Lewis area five years ago.
Her son, Arthur (Marcia) Warner of Lewis; her grandchildren, Stephanie (Ina) Serff of Aurora, Colo., and Suzanne Warner; and five great-grandchildren survive Frieda.
Her parents, three sisters, and one brother preceded her in death.
No services have been scheduled at this time. Arrangements are being handled through the Ertel Funeral Home.
Anna Mae Tullis
Funeral services for Anna Mae Tullis, a longtime Cortez resident will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Feb. 4, at the Cortez Church of Chris. Interment will follow at the Cortez Cemetery. Mr. Hunt Zumwalt will be officiate.
Anna was born to John and Anna (Rafferety) Conkle on Feb. 19, 1916, in Salem, Ohio. She passed away on Wednesday, ,Jan. 30, 2002 at the Southwest Memorial Hospital. Anna was 85 years old.
A talented artist, Anna enjoyed oil painting and various arts and crafts. She also took pleasure in traveling and going to church functions. Anna had a love for roses and was fond of gardening. Her biggest pride and joy, however, was her family.
Anna's two children, Shirley and Arthur Thomas of Lewis, and Don and Carol Tullis of Cortez, survive her. She also leaves five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.
She is preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Donald K. Tullis Sr.
Services are under the direction of the Ertel Funeral Home.
Joseph "Joe" G. Jarvis
Memorial services for Joseph "Joe" G. Jarvis will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4, at the Cortez First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Lynn Evans will officiate.
Joe was born on Jan. 31, 1921, in Weston, W. Va., to Roy Samuel and Opal Inez (Connell) Jarvis. He passed away on his 81st birthday on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, at the Southwest Memorial Hospital.
On Sept. 27, 1946, Joe took Barbara Shock to be his bride and life companion. Bobbie passed away on March 16, 1997, leaving an empty place in Joe's life that was impossible for him to reconcile.
Moving to Cortez in 1956, Joe immediately became involved in the development and betterment of Cortez. He was known as a community servant, serving on the Cortez City Council and filling a term as mayor; was president of the Chamber of Commerce and Rotary; served as chairman of the Cortez Sanitation District, was an active member of the Cortez Methodist Church, and sat on the Cortez Library Board.
Joe and several other Cortez men were instrumental in forming Little League baseball competition and constructing the Little League fields located on Empire Street. Most recently, he volunteered his time with the Colorado Welcome Center where he enjoyed meeting the people passing through Cortez and being of assistance to them.
Surviving Joe are his children and their families; Jane Prancan and her friend, Dick MacKnight of Denver, Colo.; Sam and Judy Jarvis of Cortez; and his beloved grandchildren, Nate Jarvis of Denver, Amy Jarvis and Erin Jarvis both of Fort Collins, Colo.
Joe is also survived by his sister, Barbara Warman and her husband, Roy of Ames, Iowa; sister-in-law, Juanita Cunningham of Jane Lew, W. Va.; special friends, Hal and Patty Lassiter of Louisville, Ky.; and a host of dear friends.
Memorial contributions can be made with the Cortez United Methodist Church Thrift Shop or to Colorado Welcome Center. Services will be under the direction of the Ertel Funeral Home.
Simon Jones Sr.
Funeral services for Cortez resident Simon Ray Jones Sr. will be held at 10 a.m. today, Jan. 31, at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Cortez Cemetery. Father Kevin Novack will be officiating. A Rosary service was held Wednesday evening at the Ertel Memorial Chapel.
Simon was born on Feb. 1, 1907, to Simon F. and Lydia (Pike) Jones in Ft. Duchesne, Utah. He passed away on Jan. 28, 2002, at the Valley Inn Nursing Home in Mancos. He was 94.
On Feb. 5, 1931, in Durango, Simon married Dolorita Tapia. In December of 1942 he joined the U.S. Navy Seabees. At the rank of chief machinist mate, Simon defended his country during World War II.
He later became a dedicated member of several groups including the Knights of Columbus, VFW, and the American Legion. He was also a wholehearted member of the Cortez Bowling Leagues.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Dolorita, of Cortez; and his children, Simon R. Jones Jr. of Glendale, Ariz., and Eleanor M. Bisson-Carter of Cortez survive Simon. Ten grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren also survive him.
Services are under the direction of the Ertel Funeral Home.
Edward Odell Ward
Graveside services for longtime Cortez resident, Edward Odell Ward, will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1, at the Cortez Cemetery. Visitation has been set for Thursday, from 4 to 6 p.m., at the Ertel Memorial Chapel.
Odell was born the son of Edward Black Newton Ward and Texie Myrtle (Riddle) Ward on Dec. 31, 1912 in Elida Territory, N.M. He passed away at Southwest Memorial Hospital on Mon., Jan. 28, 2002 at the age of 89.
Odell enjoyed working with wood as well as hunting and fishing. He was a devoted Denver Broncos fan loving to watch their games on the television.
Surviving Odell are his wife of 68 years, Winnie Rose (Hughes) Ward of Cortez; his children, Della Joan (Arlen) Gupton of Longmont, Colo., Norma Jean Ragan of Antlers, Okla., Edward Odell (Carol) Ward Jr. of Cortez, Phyllis Kay Mollohan of Cortez, Texie Gay (Darrell) of Dove Creek, Rosalee (Ted) Hamilton also of Dove Creek, and James Gale (Karna) Ward of Cortez.
He leaves also 22 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren; and one sister, Eugene Hannah.
Preceding him in death were his parents, one brother, and one sister.
Memorial contributions can be made with Hospice of Montezuma. Services will be under the direction of the Ertel Funeral Home.
Miles S. Jackson
Miles S. Jackson, 84, of Mancos, passed away Jan. 26, 2002, at his home in Mancos.
A memorial service is planned for a later date.
Cortez Four Corners Funeral Chapel, Hale and Gerken Funeral Directors, are serving the family.
Wanda Kay Martinez
Wanda Kay Martinez, 49, of Youngsville, N.M., passed away Jan. 23, 2002, at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque after a lengthy illness.
Wanda was born the fourth daughter of Sarah E. (Baker) Honey and Thomas Charles Honey of Mancos on Feb. 14, 1952, at Durango, Colo.
Wanda attended school at Mancos. After graduation, she married Lonnie Maness of Durango.
Wanda and her young son, James, moved to New Mexico in 1976, where she worked for the New Mexico Game and Fish Department for many years.
Wanda is survived by her mother, Sarah Honey of Mancos; husband Robert Martinez of Youngsville; son James Maness of Mancos; grandson Santiago Maness; three stepchildren, Roberta Martinez, Beverly (Michael) Garcia and Aaron Martinez of New Mexico; seven step-grandchildren; three sisters, Shirley (Wayne) Hamblin, Karen (Oren) Pilcher of Mancos, Linda (Michael) Miller of Rathdrum, Idaho; 10 nieces and six nephews and many friends.
Preceding her in death were her father, Thomas Honey; grandfather Jefferson Davis Baker; grandmother Ilva Bell Honey; grandfather Charles William Honey and one stepson, Nathaniel Martinez.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, at De Vargas Funeral Chapel in Espanola, N.M. Interment followed at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, N.M.
James Bruce Russ
Funeral services for James Bruce Russ will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 28, at the Ertel Memorial Chapel.
Jim was born on July 26, 1943 in Overland, Kan. to Bruce James and Dorothy (Eggers) Oberlin. He passed away on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002 at the Southwest Memorial Hospital. Jim was 58 years old.
Jim was a Navy veteran who later worked for John Deere as a mechanic. He is survived by his children, Lisa Anne (Warren) Howard, Caroline Jean Russ, Kathy Lynn Townsend, Michelle Marie (Dominick) DeBatte, James Brian (Terralena) Russ and Michael Sean Russ, all of Florida. He also leaves several grandchildren, two brothers and three sisters.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.
Angel Luis Gonzalez
Funeral services for Angel Luis Gonzalez will be held at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 28, at the Newman Center in Las Cruces, N.M. Father Mitch Dowalgo will be officiating.
Angel was born to Vincente and Dolores (Rivera) Gonzalez on Aug. 4, 1932 in Coamo, Puerto Rico. He passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002 at the Southwest Memorial Hospital. He was 69.
Angel joined the Army and served his country during the Korean War. He was a decorated soldier who came home with many medals including the Purple Heart.
A proud Puerto Rican who loved and lived by the Catholic Church, Angel dedicated his time and life to his faith. Deeply involved in the ministries, Angel was a communion minister, prison minister, C.Y.O. counselor, and peer counselor.
He will always be remembered and thought of as a generous man who opened his home to anyone, and always had a meal waiting for him or her. With a smile on his face Angel always remained friendly and loving to his friends, peers, and family.
He made candy magic for all children. And all children loved him. No matter where he went, Angel touched the lives of those who surrounded him. He will always be loved, and dearly missed.
Angel is survived by his wife, Jenny Gonzalez; and their children, Angel Lewis and wife Sarah, Carlo Paul and wife Ruth, Anna and husband Reyne, Rachel, Veronica and husband Donald, Dolores and husband Kent, Elizabeth, Jenny and husband Robert, Cecilia and husband Sean. He also leaves his grandchildren, Donald, Steven, Licia, Kim, Christina, Carlo, Paul, Raquel, Laura, Josiah, Gabriel, Brittney, Chandler, Joshuha, Jerimiha, Jerod, Anna Beck and the triplets.
His siblings, Joe Gonzalez, Vicente (Myrle) Gonzalez, Calita (Tomas) Guzman and his niece, Carmen (George) Lubinski also survive him.
Memorial contributions can be made in Angel's memory with St. Rita's Catholic Church in Mancos. Services are under the direction of the Ertel Funeral Home.
Margaret "Peg" Middleton Roman
Memorial services for Margaret "Peg" Middleton Roman will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29, in the main sanctuary at the First United Methodist Church in Clermont, Fla.
Peg was born on Dec. 21, 1908 in Wadena, Minn. to Reverend Edward and Wilhelmina (Krinkie) Bollenbach. She passed away on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002 at the Valley Inn Nursing Home in Mancos. She was 93.
Peg was very active in the First United Methodist Church in Clermont, and was a member of the First Methodist Women's Club. She also maintained membership with the Clermont Garden Club, and was a part of the Order of Eastern Star, Grand Chapter of Florida, for 50 years.
Peg is survived by her children, John E. Middleton of Annandale, Va., Marjo and husband, Richard Westerman of Dolores; and grandchildren, John T. Middleton of Southwest Harbor, Maine, Sara Middleton of Seattle, Wash., and Gus and Gunnar Westerman of Dolores.
Remembrances may be sent to the Peg Roman Choir Fund at the First Methodist Church, 970 7th Street Clermont, Fla. 34711.
Arrangements are being handled through the Ertel Funeral Home.
Leroy Truman Hatch Sr.
Funeral services for Leroy Truman Hatch Sr. will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 25, at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Cortez. Interment will follow at the Towaoc Cemetery. Visitation is from 2 to 6 p.m., today at the Ertel Memorial Chapel.
Leroy was born on Oct. 19, 1937 to Truman Hatch and Eva Lane Mills in Towaoc. He passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002 at the San Juan Regional Hospital in Farmington, N.M. He was 64.
Leroy stressed the importance of education to all young people, and became a truant officer with Tom Armenta. He was also very involved with the Native American Church. An active participant in many functions, Leroy did feather fans and carvings of drums sticks. Working with his cattle and hunting were a few of the activities Leroy enjoyed. He also treasured spending time with children.
His children, Lloyd Arrive of Ft. Duchesne, Utah, Leroy Hatch Jr., Felicita LaRose Foulsear both of Roosevelt, Utah, and Persingula LaRose of Towaoc, 12 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild on the way, survive Leroy. His brother, Wilson Hamlin of Towaoc and his friend, Katherine Hatch of Towaoc, also survive him.
Preceding him in death are his parents and his four siblings, Billy Lopez, Evalina Lopez, Louis Hatch, and Calvern "Coffee" Hamlin.
Services are under the direction of the Ertel Funeral Home.