Miriam Heil, 81, beloved wife, was called to her eternal resting place on July 31, 2018.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.