Wanda Mae (Wagner) Higgins, age 97, passed away May 28, 2018, surrounded by family and music at Hummingbird Music Camp in Jemez Springs, N.M.

A true gentleman, avid fisherman, hunter, golfer, computer pioneer and University of Oklahoma fan, Bill Fox passed away April 23, 2018.

Lynelle S. Still, age 72, passed away Saturday, March 31, 2018. To view information or leave a condolence, visit danielsfuneral.com.

Rio Rancho’s newest centenarian survived drinking turpentine as a toddler, a severe infection as a teenager, breast cancer as an adult, a strong earthquake and two world wars to enjoy cake and her great-grandchildren at her 100th birthday party March 24.

Jonathan Trujillo, 34, of Rio Rancho, NM, was called home to rest on March 19, 2018. He was born on December 19, 1983. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Amado and Barbara Trujillo, his Auntie Emily Vasquez and Cousin Eric Dubroisse.

Frank M. Powell, colonel U.S. Army (retired), teacher of math and history, commercial hot air balloon pilot, hot-rod enthusiast, husband, father, grandfather and Gruppa, aged 84, died suddenly on March 2, 2018.

Norman Ball, age 81, a beloved and loyal brother and friend passed away on Feb. 26, 2018.

A pendulum of home-improvement activity swayed from one project to another as contractors and volunteers worked throughout the day to renovate a local veteran’s home earlier this month.

It is with great sadness that the family of Edward “Ed” R. Majka, age 70, born July 11, 1947, announces his passing on Feb. 2, 2018, at his home with his wife, Marjorie, and his sister Cheryl by his side.

Karen “Saint Karen” Morelock was born on May 23, 1953, and passed away with her family by her side on Jan. 26, 2018.  

Rio Rancho Public Schools has taken a big step toward getting its students prepared for career paths other than college and the military, as board members Catherine Cullen and Ryan Parra grabbed the reins on bringing career technical education into the high schools for juniors and seniors.

Dr. Marshall Emanuel Deutsch, 96, died on December 23. He was born in New York City, and recently moved to Corrales, N.M., after 51 years in Sudbury, Mass., and earlier times in New Jersey, Detroit and New York.

That little boy in the arms of his mother is Zachary Lucas Victoria, touted as the city’s first baby born in 2018. Bryant and Diana Victoria of Rio Rancho greeted him at 8:06 a.m. on Jan. 2 at Rust Medical Center. Zachary weighed 7 lbs., 11 ounces and measured 20.5 inches in length.

John Thomas McGuffin, 74, was born on April 22, 1943, in Portales, New Mexico, to Reverend V. Elmer McGuffin and Edna Culpepper McGuffin. He graduated from Aztec High School in Aztec, New Mexico, in 1961. He served in the United States Army from 1963 to 1967 and received his bachelor’s degre…

John Anthony Soens Sr. was born the eldest of 11 children on April 23, 1947, to Ernest and Mary Soens. He departed life June 29, 2017.

Amanda Lynn Johnson, born September 23, 1990 in Alamogordo, NM passed away on May 25, 2017 at Rust Hospital in Albuquerque, NM.

Don Ray Morrow of Ft. Collins, CO died peacefully Thursday, April 20, 2017 at his home after a brief illness. He was 81 years old.

Douglas K. Utegg, a resident of Rio Rancho for 38 years, passed away at home on April 30, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Joan; son, Douglas G. (Jacquie); daughters, Susan and Penny; grandchildren, Douglas E. (Jessica), Jennifer (Nick), Emerson and great-grandson, Leland.

John Michael (Mike) Stuart of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, passed away unexpectedly on April 6, 2017, in his sleep while in his motor home at Texas Motor Speedway.

Buford “Buff” E. Siebuhr, 86, passed away Saturday evening April 15, 2017, with his family by his side at Hospice House of Reno County in Hutchinson, Kansas.

Mary F. Goff, 94, of Rio Rancho, N.M., and formerly of Raton, N.M., passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017.

Richard Sheridan passed away on April 3, 2017, at the age of 72. He is survived by his wife, Susan Sheridan, of 37 years of marriage. He is also survived by his half-brother, Ben Dozier of Alexandria, Va.

Mildred C. Swisstack passed away from natural causes on March 25, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was 91 years old.

Ethel May Danielson passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017, after a long battle with illness.

Kathleen “Kathy” Ann Grooters passed away on January 17, 2017, after several years of heart and vascular disease.

Frank was born on January 13, 1927, to John and Ruth (Karfoot) Davis of Caldwell, Kansas.

Sheri Manganaro, 61, passed away Monday, Dec. 26, 2016.

Barbara Platt (Swanson), age 91, passed away Oct. 28, 2016, having spent her final days surrounded by her loving family.

A metro radio talk show host recently took a call from a listener who tongue-in-cheek (we hope) wanted to know why the old Caravan East building was being talked about as another library location for the city of Albuquerque.

Retired Master Sergeant, 22-year Air Force and Vietnam veteran, Michael J. Philbin Jr. served his country with honor and pride.

Dean Ramaeker, age 75, passed away Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016.

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