Deceased Alumni

A quote from the 1933 Bronco about a cadet, George O. Speer 1933 JC, who was killed in a Polo Game, is appropriate at this ceremony.

BUT IF THEY ARE GONE FROM OUR RANKS, 
WE KEEP THEM ON OUR ROSTER,
AS VALUES ONCE INTIMATELY KNOWN
AND AVAILABLE IN OUR RECOLLECTIONS
AND IN OUR HEARTS.
THEY WILL REMAIN FOREVER YOUNG.

2000

Ciesielski, Paul A. 2000 JC ~ 29-May-2012 our beloved and only son, and our best friend, died in a plane crash May 29, 2012, in the mountains near Zion Park, Utah. Paul attended St. Mary’s in Stockton, Calif., and graduated from junior college at NMMI (New Mexico Military Institute), where he was the regimental commander of cadets. He undertook programs of helicopter training in private aviation centers in Canada and the U.S. Since 2010, Paul became the lead pilot at Maverick Helicopters in Las Vegas, and a full-time student of management in the College of Business, University of Nevada, at Las Vegas. Paul will always remain in our hearts as a wonderful, loving human being with a great sense of humor, a respected professional with deep knowledge and high personal integrity, a passionate mountaineer and rock-climber and a dearest friend. It was a priceless gift having Paul with us for over 30 years.
De Los Santos, Christopher Shawn 2000 JC ~ 10-Jul-2015  “Bud,” 36, who passed away Friday, July 10, 2015, at home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Friday, July 17, 2015, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with Fr. Charlie Martinez officiating of St. Peter’s Catholic Church officiating. Burial will follow with the Roswell Veteran’s Honor Guard conducting graveside services. Christopher was born September 16, 1978, to Richard and Betty De Los Santos in Roswell, NM. He was preceded in death by his uncle Ruben De Los Santos; grandfather Eulalio De Los Santos; grandparents Juanita and Catarino Guana. Christopher is survived by both his parents, Richard and Betty De Los Santos; daughter Angeline; twin sister Kristi and brother Ricky De Los Santos. Also surviving him are his nieces Recka Servantez and Raelynn Bonilla; nephew Ivan Velasquez; great-nephew Johnny Servantez and niece Sara Montoya. Bud was a very happy and caring person! He enjoyed being around his family and friends. He attended RHS, where he played football and graduated in 1997. After graduating high school, he then attended NMMI, where he received his Associates in Arts degree in 2000. He then enlisted into the National Guard, completing his training in Ft. Jackson, South Carolina. After he graduated from NMMI, he worked for the state. His hobbies were hunting and fishing! He was a great son and a very proud father to Angeline, he praised her for all her accomplishments! Serving as pallbearers are Thomas De Los Santos, Mark De Los Santos, Anthony Ortega, Alex Sanchez, Esquiel De Los Santos, and Thomas Garcia. Honorary pallbearers are Lorenzo Sanchez, Ivan Velasquez, Johnny Servantez, Bobby Padilla, Julian Martinez, Ernie Montoya, Benny Aragon, Michael Gauna, Carlitos Marrujo, Ernesto Silva, Sam Sifuentes and Sammy Escobar. We love you Bud you will be missed dearly! Prayers for the family are greatly appreciated.
Ellegood, Shawn C. 2000 HS ~ 28-Oct-2003 21, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003, in a car crash on Florida Road at Edgemont Ranch. Ms. Ellegood was born Dec. 1, 1981, in Boulder, the daughter of Marie and James Ellegood. She grew up in Breckenridge and Santa Fe. She attended El Dorado Elementary School in Santa Fe, and graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, N.M. She was in her junior year at Ft. Lewis College where she majored in English and elementary education. Ms. Ellegood had shared her love of music as an instrumentalist since she was in the sixth grade. Most recently, she played the tuba in the Fort Lewis College Orchestra and Band. She had expressed her interest in joining the Peace Corps. Ms. Ellegood enjoyed rock climbing, skiing, scuba diving, reading and writing. And she loved to dance. She leaves behind many close friends. “She was a loving and caring person who had a real love of life,” said her parents. She is survived by her parents, both of Santa Fe; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Ellegood of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Robert DeAdder of Shrewsbury, N.J.; and many aunts and uncles.
Fillpot-Hays, Tristan Shelby 2000 HS ~ 16-Sep-2018 37, of Albuquerque, NM, left this earth for his eternal home on September 16, 2018. Born in Portales, NM, to Terri Leigh Nation and Mikel Hays, of Clovis, Tristan entered this world on July 7, 1981. He had a rough start, having some medical complications, but God had big plans for him. He soon grew strong and healthy and became a sweet, feisty little boy. He spent most of his young life in Clovis and Albuquerque, NM, graduating from Manzano High School in 2000. He was an exceptional athlete, playing baseball and soccer for many years. With a desire to serve his country, Tristan enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 2002. He completed boot camp in San Diego, CA and served this country until he was medically discharged in 2005. Although his time as a Marine was short, he developed life-long friendships and a deeper sense of appreciation, devotion, and love for his country and fellow-man, especially for those who serve and have served in the U.S. Military. In 2010, Tristan completed his training and education to be an x-ray technician. He was hired at the VA hospital in Albuquerque, NM, in November of 2010, giving him the opportunity to help and serve U.S. Veterans. Reluctant to do so, Tristan attended a four-day Christian Retreat (Walk 106) in April of 2016. There, he met many new friends in Christ, encountered God’s mighty love and grace, and on April 9, while at the Walk, dedicated his life to Jesus. He was baptized in a horse trough later that evening. He was truly filled with joy and the peace of God, and has since, never been ashamed to profess his faith in Christ. Tristan loved his family dearly, and enjoyed get-togethers for special occasions or for no reason at all. He enjoyed biking, running, weight-training, spending time with friends, and his dog, Buddy. Tristan strived every day to be better, do better, always wanting to improve and be the best he could be. He is survived by his parents, Terri Leigh Nation (Steve) of Clovis, and Mikel Hays (Beth) also of Clovis; his siblings, Shannon Clemmer (Curtis) of Fruita, CO, Bryce Shelby Fillpot 2007 JS (Mandy) of Lubbock, TX, Baron Fillpot of Albuquerque, NM, Keith White (Kyle) of Huntington Beach, CA, and Ian Hays (Jeliza) of Las Vegas, NV; his grandparents, Lee Nora Hamlett of Clovis, Shara Hays of Wolfforth, TX; and Ann Nation of Clovis; nephews, Jadis, Josiah, Easton, Zane, and Seth; niece, Ellie; and other extended family, Bruce Shelby Fillpot 1977 HS and Mary Sue Fillpot of Albuquerque, NM. The family would like to thank friends for their love, support, and prayers. Some may say that God took Tristan too soon, but we know He called him home in His perfect timing, and we are grateful for the time we had him here with us. Our minds don’t understand and our hearts ache to have him back, but we are provided a bit of comfort knowing that God is in control and we can rest in His promises of everlasting life. We hold on to hope, a living hope in Jesus, who is the anchor for our souls, knowing we will see Tristan again one day, when God calls the rest of us home. 
Johnson, Zaharius N. 2000 JC ~ 21-Nov-2006 died Nov. 21, 2006, after a brave fight with cancer. He was a Bayshore High graduate of 1997, and a University of Arizona alumnist. He accomplished many things throughout his 27 years of life, including, obtaining two Masters degrees and being accepted into the Ph.D. program at University of Arizona, before his untimely death. He was an angel and a hero to all that knew him. He is survived by his wife, Lana Johnson; his mother, Roslyn Tyson; his father, Charles Johnson; and his adopted father, Gregory Fields, Sr.; his brothers, LeCorey Fields, Greg Fields; his sister, Gracie Johnson; his uncles, Al Tyson, III, Tommy Tyson, Anthony Johnson, Ozell Baker, Dale Parrimon, Willie Bennett, Charles Fed, Bernard Parrimon; his aunts, Mae Martin, Tammy Bennett, Carolyn Baker, Shirley Fed, Cynthia Parrimon, Dorothy Parrimon, Gloria Jean Niblack. He had a special cousin that was like a brother, Charles Martin; and a large host of cousins. Also in mourning is Zytavia Johnson who was his little angel. He leaves behind an enormous amount of friends. We’ll miss you Zee”.
Kirchner, Andreas S. 2000 HS ~ 18-Sep-2013  was born December 31, 1982 in Washington and died September 18, 2013 in Fresno, California. Andreas was a professional Transportation Driver.  He is survived by LT Siegfried W. Kirchner, USCG (Ret), Father Insun Kirchner, Mother and Alexander Jin Kirchner 2004 HS, brother. Mr. Andreas Kirchner will be sent to Anchorage, Alaska to be near his family.
Lord, Brandon D. 2000 JC ~ 16-Sep-2011 of DeBary, FL, age 31, died suddenly on Sept. 16, 2011. He is survived by his loving parents, Glenn and Linda Lord; sister, Brandy Kamm; nieces, Brea and Brylee, and nephew, Britton all of DeBary; grandmothers, Jean Lord of Atlanta, GA and Robin Jackson of Jacksonville, FL; several aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends. Brandon graduated from Deltona High School in 1998, was appointed to West Point in 1998, and was a graduate of University of Central Florida and St. Thomas Law School, Miami. Brandon was a compassionate person who saw the good in everyone. He believed in the underdog and was a true humanitarian. Brandon loved fishing, boating, golf, football and NASCAR. A beautiful life that came to an end. He died as he lived, everyone’s friend. In our hearts a memory will always be kept, of one we loved and will never forget.
Mendez, Moira F. 2000 JC ~ 25-Oct-2006 (June 19, 1980 to October 24, 2006) Full of life and love, Moira was an inspiration to all who knew her. A trusted friend and loved daughter; her life was filled with the love of friends. Her heart was always set on caring for those who needed her most. A camp counselor for many years at Camp Enchantment “A summer camp for kids with cancer”, Moira always thought of others above herself and will truly be missed by all who knew her. We will carry her dreams in our hearts and look for her name that is now written among the stars of heaven. Graduate of NMMI and UNM, her most recent job working in the film industry in New Mexico. Moira is survived by her mother, Kathleen McFadden-Thomas; stepfather, Ken Thomas; grandmother, Dorothy Rokusek; brothers, Michael and Roy Licata, Eric and Troy Mendez; father, Ralph Mendez; stepmother, Maureen Mendez; and stepbrother ,James Thomas.
Scheinberg, Kevin F. 2000 HS ~ 2-Sep-2017

1999

Arbogast, Michael E. 1999 HS ~ 30-Apr-2017  age 36, our family’s cornerstone passed away on April 30, 2017. He is survived by his mother, Toni McNeill; wife, Christina Taylor-Arbogast; his children, Teaguen, Kaitlyn, Logan, Gabrielle, Michael, Domenique; his sister, Chelsea Arbogast; and brother, Jonathan Arbogast. He was proceeded in death by his father, Jeffery Arbogast. He also leaves many cherished extended family AND friends.
Franco, MAJ Christopher John, USA 1999 JC ~ 05-Nov-2014  age 35, of Bluffton, SC succumbed to spinal cancer that developed from a wound received in Afghanistan. He passed away on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Charleston in Mt. Pleasant, SC. Christopher was born on February 19, 1979 in Mt. Kisco, NY. He was an active duty U.S. Army war hero who was loved by all who served under him in battles in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was wounded in battle in Afghanistan and was a recipient of many awards including for Valor in saving soldiers’ lives while wounded. He was also a recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Christopher is survived by his wife, Schenette and their children, Vittoria (33 months) and Vincenzo (15 months) named after his fallen soldier Vincenzo Romeo; parents, John and Christine Franco; sisters, Heather and Alexandra Franco; grandfather, Louis Civitella, US Army Veteran; and many adoring aunts, uncles, cousins, and nieces. The family would like to express special thanks to the caring and compassionate staff at the Hospice of Charleston for enriching the last days of Christopher’s life. Christopher impacted the lives of many and will forever be remembered for his leadership, kindness and passion for life.
Hesch, Joel Matthew 1999 JC ~ 26-Mar-2004  Born: January 31, 1979 Los Alamos, NM Died: March 26,2004 Orlando, Florida Joel (Joey) Hesch died suddenly March 26, 2004 in Orlando, FL. Joel is survived by his father, Stephen Hesch of Los Alamos, NM; mother, Syndi Baca Hesch; and brother, Joshua Hesch also from Los Alamos, NM, Joel’s beloved fiancT, Kristen Mc Neil of Orlando, FL, paternal grandparents: Victor and Yolanda Hesch of Santa Fe, NM, maternal grandparents: Bob and Olivia Baca of Los Alamos, NM; great-grandmother, Vera Sandoval of Santa Fe, NM; uncles: Gregory Hesch and wife Peggy of Santa Fe, NM, Brian Hesch and wife Marcy of Albuquerque, NM, Steve Baca and wife Dawn of Seattle, WA, and Greg Baca of Los Alamos, NM; aunts: Jennifer Hesch Lopez and husband Ray of Pojoaque, NM, Terry Baca Daly of Los Alamos, NM, Lorrain Viamonte and husband Andres of Albuquerque, NM; cousins: Emily and Hailey Hesch of Santa Fe, NM, Ruth and Natala Hesch of Albuquerque, NM, Heather and Hailee Baca of Seattle, WA, Christopher and Mitchell Robert Daly of Los Alamos, NM, Dr. Carlo Viamonte of Albuquerque, NM. Education: Joey attended Los Alamos High School. He earned an Associates Degree from New Mexico Military Institute, in Roswell, NM, and a Bachelors of Science Degree from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, NM, and Florida International University, in Miami, FL. Academic accomplishments: Joel was a 4.0 University Student and resided in the Honors Towers while at Florida International University. Occupation: designer/wood worker. Joel had received two promotions within the last 14 months at the company he worked for in Orlando, FL for outstanding performance on the job. Our dear Joey was a talented song writer and singer, artist and poet. He often performed with his guitar on campus. He was a favorite Counselor among the young campers at Camp Watitoh, Center Lake Becket, Mass., where Joey was a much loved summer camp counselor for two summers. In Joey’s short life he spent two summers in Spain, worked one summer at Yellowstone National Park and one summer at Lake Powell, Utah. Joey was also privileged to attend L’ Abri Christian Fellowship in Rochester, Minnesota – Francis Shaffer, Founder. He was an alumnus of Outward Bound School and a past member of Explorer Post 21 in Los Alamos. He was a skilled Chess player, especially in the last few years. Joey was a multi-faceted individual with many interests. The last three years of Joey’s life he became a student of the Bible… his perspective was that of Hebraic Roots of Christianiy. He was learning Hebrew and had a personal relationship with the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Joey’s last fourteen months in Orlando, Florida, with fiancT Kristin was the happiest time of his life. {God} will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away. – Revelations 21: 4.
Moya, Raymond P. 1999 HS ~ 26-Sep-2016 age 36 of Santa Fe passed away Monday, September 26, 2016. He was born in Santa Fe, NM August 28, 1980 to Maria and Raymond Moya, Sr. Raymond is preceded in death by his father Raymond P. Moya Sr., grandparents Emilia & Samuel Montoya and Cecilia & Luis Moya, sister Joann, brother Richard and aunt Dolores Marquez. He is survived by his mother Maria Moya (Jamie Bravo), son Raymond Moya, III, daughters Isabella and Amythest Moya, brother’s Joe (Doreen) and David (Sandra), sister’s Debbie Atilano, Ramona (Luis), aunts Stella Arrey and Teresa Smith, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. SGT Raymond Moya was an instrumental member of the United States Property and Fiscal Office for the NM Army National Guard in Santa Fe, NM since June of 2008. A very knowledgeable and productive Accounting Technician who assisted NM Program Managers with high level and complex accounting processes. His expertise was well known and respected across the Nation to include the National Guard Bureau in Washington DC. SGT Moya will be dearly missed and always remembered as a valued member of the USPFO team. Pallbearers and Honorary Pallbearers are the 1115th National Guard.
Spiri, Jesse James 1999 JC ~ 07-Jul-2001
Vescovi, Jack D. 1999 JC ~ 31-Jul-2005 26, of Aztec, passed away in Durango, Colo., Sunday, July 31, 2005. Jack was born in Hobbs, Nov. 6, 1978, to Dante J. and Sheila Vescovi. The family moved to Aztec in 1981, where Jack attended Aztec Public Schools. He graduated with honors in 1997, from the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. While attending NMMI, he was a member of the Goss Rifle Drill Team, the Fencing Team, the National Honor Society, Who’s Who in American High Schools and the Superintendent’s Honor List. He attended NMMI his freshmen year of college, subsequently transferring to the University of New Mexico where he majored in Civil Engineering. He worked as a sales representative and technician for DNH Tools/TIW. Jack was an outdoors enthusiast who loved fishing, skiing, hiking, and boating. He will be forever missed by his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jack D. and Priscilla Vescovi uncle, Jack J. Vescovi great-grandparents, Jacob and Martha Bertch and Freida and Albert Doctor. He is survived by his parents, Dante J. and Sheila Bertch Vescovi his grandparents, Dwaine and Marion Bertch his brother, Alex Joseph Vescovi 2001 HS aunts, Deborah Schomer (Butch), DuAnne Speidel (Mark), Charlene Frick (Keith), Julia Heaton (John), Nanette Barnum (Montie), and Carla Vescovi Dial uncle, Duane Bertch (Tami Jo) and a large extended family of great-aunts, great-uncles, and cousins.

1998

Christmas, CPT Todd Tyler, USA 1998 JC ~ 29-Nov-2004 26, son of Brad and Becky Christmas of Wagon Mound, passed away on Nov. 29, 2004. He was traveling in a Blackhawk helicopter when it collided with a guy wire near Waco, Texas, killing all aboard. Todd was born on March 8, 1978 in Las Vegas, NM. He was a 1998 graduate of the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell where he received an Associates of Arts degree. He went on to attend Texas A&M University where he received a Bachelor’s of Science in Agriculture Economics and was the Distinguished Military Graduate in August 2001. He was united in marriage to Erica Lane Smith of Arlington, Texas, on Aug. 18, 2001. He was commissioned through the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets as an Air Defense Officer and graduated from the Air Defense Officer Basic Course in February of 2002. He then attended the United States Army Airborne School at Fort Benning, GA, where he was awarded the parachutists badge. He joined the 1st Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment on March 28, 2002. While in the battalion, he served as an Avenger Platoon Leader, Linebacker Platoon Leader, and Battery Executive Officer while deployed in support of Iraqi Freedom. In June 2004, he was selected to serve as the Aide de Camp for Brigadier General Charles Allen, the Assistant Division Commander (Support). He was a member of the Corp of Cadets at Texas A&M where he graduated and was commissioned in 2001. He was assigned to the 4th Infantry Division at Ft. Hood, Texas. Todd’s military awards included the Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Army Parachutists Badge. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Ace and Pauline Christmas of Farley, and by his cousin Shaun Berry of Lovington. He is survived by his wife Erica Smith Christmas of Killeen, Texas. He is also survived by his parents Brad and Becky Christmas of Wagon Mound; brothers Matt Christmas of Albuquerque and Will Christmas of Las Cruces; grandparents Giles and Joie Lee, Lovington; aunts and uncles Libby and Danny Berry, Eunice, Maryann Ham, San Angelo, Texas, Bob and Mary Short, Alice, Texas, Candy Christmas, Ocala, FL., and Greg and Jane Barby, Okarche, OK.
Garner, CPT Mark A., USA 1998 JC ~ 06-Jul-2009 age 30, was the Commander of B Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, stationed in Hohenfels, Germany. He was killed 6 July 2009 from injuries sustained in an IED blast in the Agrandab District of Afghanistan. A native of State Road, North Carolina and a graduate of Elkin High School and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Mark died doing the job he loved. He was a committed soldier who loved his family, his country and the Army life. A runner and enthusiastic traveler, Mark often said that he loved his wife, Nickayla, and he loved traveling, and nothing could be better than traveling with his wife. He visited and explored the cultures of 52 countries in the last 12 years and was a passionate adventurer. Mark treasured his parents and his sisters and often spoke fondly of his time growing up in the Elkin area. He will be remembered by his family, friends and fellow soldiers as intelligent, athletic, confident, cheerful and optimistic, always with a ready smile and a word of encouragement and support. Mark leaves his beloved wife, Nickayla Myers-Garner of Parsberg, Germany, formerly of Elkin; his parents, Don and Beth Garner of State Road, NC; his sisters, Jo Garner of Durham, NC and Rachel Garner Slawter (Matt and children-Liz, Luke, and Ethan) of State Road, NC; his grandparents, Jo Ann Hughes and the late Leonard Hughes, Jr., of Elkin and Louvene Garner and the late Kirby Garner of Red Springs, NC; his parents-in-law, Dwayne and Barbara Myers of Elkin, NC, and his brothers-in-law, Chad & Zach (Sybil and children-Jake and Robert) Myers of Elkin-Jonesville, NC. Upon completion of the Infantry Officer’s Basic Course and Ranger School, Captain Garner was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne, as well as the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment at Fort Bragg, NC. While there he served as an Infantry Rifle Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, and Battalion S-1 where Captain Garner spent two tours in Iraq. Upon completion of the Infantry Captains’ Career Course in December 2006, he was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment where he served as the Battalion S-4 and Bravo Company Commander. He was recently serving as a Company Commander in Afghanistan. Captain Mark A. Garner’ s awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Achievement Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Parachutist Badge, and the Ranger Tab. Posthumously, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and the NATO Medal with International Security and Assistance Force clasp. The loss of Captain Mark Garner is not only a loss to his family, friends, and soldiers, but is a major loss to society as a whole.
Grannis, Jona O. 1998 JC ~ 14-Oct-2002
Herman, David J. 1998 JC ~ 09-Sep-2003

1997

Baldwin Roybal, Roberta M. 1997 HS ~ 08-Oct-2016 age 38, born October 23, 1977, passed into Destiny’s hands on October 8, 2016. Roberta is survived by her husband, Jeremy; children, Michael, Ashley, Kathrine; Mother, Maria Baldwin; Father, Carl (Penny) Baldwin; Sister, Christina Baldwin; Father and Mother in law, John & Rose Roybal; Brother in law, Steve; Sister in law, Lisa (Chris) Bairsto; aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews. Roberta was preceded in death by grandparents Chet & Mary Baldwin & Gerald & Tina McDuff; Aunt, Louella McDuff. Roberta, also known as Pug or Berta, grew up in Hobbs, NM, with her Bad Dad, Mommie, & Sissy. She lived life with a smile on her face & always spread her sunshine to anyone lucky enough to meet her. She attended high school in Roswell, NM at NMMI and then went on to fulfill her dream of being a mother of children and pets (Dessie & Kato). Spending time with family hanging out, listening to music, making memories, & being a part of her children’s milestones were her favorite hobbies. She loved traveling, visiting and hanging out with family, telling stories about growing up with family in NM and in Vermont. Berta brought a light to the world that will forever grow.
Brown, Steven Brandon 1997 JC
Cravens, 2LT Matthew L., USA 1997 JC ~ 27-Jul-2001
Foster, Brett T. 1997 JC ~ 10-Jun-2015 38, of Anaheim Hills, CA, beloved son, brother, uncle and friend, unexpectedly passed away on June 10, 2015. Brett was born March 14, 1977 in Concord, CA. Brett grew up in Riverside, California playing baseball and soccer, and graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1995 where he excelled in football. Brett attended USC, attaining a Bachelor’s degree and a MBA. Brett just recently finished law school and was preparing to take the California State Bar Exam in July. Brett worked as a commercial real estate broker for approximately 15 years. He also volunteered his time at the Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino and served as an intern at the San Bernardino District Attorney’s office. Brett enjoyed traveling, learning and spending time with his family and friends. Brett is survived by his father, Hon. Bryan F. Foster; his mother, Nancy Foster; his brothers, Scott Foster and Keith Foster; sister-in-law Christina Foster; his niece Mikaela Foster and nephew Nathan Foster; and many extended family members and close friends. Brett built his life around making others happy. His infectious personality and laughter will always be missed.
Harrell, Michael Brad 1997 HS ~ 28-Aug-2007
Hollis, Troy Anthony 1997 JC
Luckett, Leigh H. 1997 HS ~ 11-Jan-2014 34 years old, passed away on January 11, 2014 in Allen, TX. Born January 13, 1979 in Albuquerque, NM, he attended Lovington High School in Lovington, NM. Leigh is survived by his son Edikai Jack Luckett; his parents Jack Mayo Luckett Sr. and Maggie Rose Luckett; and his sisters Shurlea Tana Luckett and Rae Ona Gatewood. He was predeceased by his brother Jack Mayo Luckett Jr.
Lytle, William J. 1997 JC
Sexton, Michael George 1997 HS

1996

Landers, Jonathan T. 1996 JC
McMahon, Reginald D. “Moo” 1996 JC ~ 26-Aug-2018 Born May 3, 1976, was one of the many bi-centennial babies born in this family. Born in Manhattan, New York, resided most of his life in Colorado. Reggie passed away peacefully on August 26, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Graduate of Montbello High School, attended NMMI, and Arizona State College. Reggie was active in several community service groups like “Brother 2 Brother”. Reggie was not only a son, he was a brother, an uncle, a nephew, cousin, a god-father, and friend. But most importantly a father to Jordyn. The birth and life of his son Jordyn was one of Reggie’s proudest accomplishments and anyone who knew Reggie could tell that. Reggie was an all-star athlete in high school playing: baseball, football, and running track. He went on to college at New Mexico Military Institute and later to Arizona State. Reggie had a keen sense for business mixed with a charming personality and great sense of humor. Often Reggie has been described as having the “gift of gab”. Reggie suffered a football accident 15 years ago that left him paralyzed from the neck down. An event that would have devasted the average person, Reggie was able to maintain his sense of humor, sometimes even to the point of making jokes calling himself the “quad-father”. Something he always said was “they took my body, but they couldn’t take my mind” and what a brilliant mind it was. Reggie often referred to himself as the smartest one in the family, his siblings would beg to differ. Reggie constantly showed how intelligent he was and business savvy through his many business ventures. One of his most recent ventures was the partnership he entered with Craig Rehab hospital to help other people who have suffered neck injuries. Reggie was preceded by his father Reginald McMahon, Sr., and is survived by his mother: Candice Few, son: Jordyn Xavier, and siblings: Chanique Williams, Michael Daniel, Jr., Charron Logan, Chavonne Henry, Charli Few, and Chanel Few and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends which will all miss him dearly. 
Ritter, Samuel T. 1996 HS
Rosenberg, MAJ Mark E., USAR 1996 JC ~ 09-Apr-2008 (March 25, 1976 – April 8, 2008) U.S. Army Major Mark E. Rosenberg, who as a boy would run around his family’s South Florida home in military fatigues, was killed in action in Baghdad. He was 32. The Humvee Rosenberg was riding in hit an improvised explosive device on April 8; he died in the operating room, his family said. Rosenberg began his second tour in Iraq a few days after Thanksgiving. ”He felt like what he was doing in Iraq was the right thing both times,” said his sister, Lori Sousa, of Boynton Beach. “He felt this was a humanitarian thing we needed to do. This time he felt he was really making a difference.” Rosenberg was part of the military intelligence tactical team, providing military training to Iraqis. He was born in Hollywood and grew up in Miramar and North Miami-Dade. He graduated from American High School in Miami-Dade and attended the New Mexico Military Institute, where he met his wife, Julie M. (Holt) Rosenberg 1977 HS. He entered the Army in 1996, following his father, Burton Rosenberg, a warrant officer. In the late ’90s, Rosenberg finished school at Florida International University. Rosenberg and his sister were close. Their weddings were only a day apart in 1999. ”I got married at the Sheraton in Dania, and he got married at the Hilton across the street the following day,” she said. “It was a lot of fun.” He spent a year in Korea from 2001 to 2002 and returned to Miami briefly before moving to Oklahoma. Rosenberg and his wife lived in Fountain, CO, with their two sons, Joshua, 3 and Maxwell, 22 months. ”He was the life of the party, an infectious laugh,” Sousa said. “Everybody wants to be around him. A wonderful father.” He loved scuba diving, playing Wii with his family and tinkering with things around the house. He received a number of medals and commendations from the Army. Rosenberg was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, and Fort Carson, CO. He is also survived by his father, Burton Rosenberg, his mother, Sheila Buckland, stepfather Peter Buckland, and his brother Neil Buckland. (The above appeared in the Miami Herald newspaper on April 10, 2008 in an article written by Jennifer Lebovich and is reprinted at the request of the family)
Schuppert, 2LT Alexander M., USAR 1996 JC ~ 01-Oct-2005
Scofield, Andrew M. 1996 JC ~ 10-Sep-2000 age 25, died Sunday in Austin, TX. He is survived by his parents Clint and Joann Scofield of Plano, his brother Bradford Scofield of Austin, and his grandmother Phylis Dougherty of Ocean City, NJ. Andrew was a graduate of Lutheran High School in Dallas and the University of Texas in Austin. He had recently moved to the Austin area.
Strother, Shad M. 1996 JC ~ 24-Jun-2005
Sutton, Cameron J. 1996 JC ~ 26-Feb-2009
Tyson, Michael A. 1996 HS ~ 29-Jun-2015 set off to explore the Universe on Monday, June 29th in his resident city of Buffalo, NY. He passed peacefully after a three year battle with cancer, age 37. Mike is remembered fondly for his big heart, big hugs, playful sense of humor, and passion for poetry. He was a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute, class of ’96, U. of Buffalo, class of ’12, and was in the UB Master’s Program as an educator for inner-city youth. He is survived by his loving family, parents Albert and Jo Nell Tyson of Albuquerque; sisters Mindy and Megan; nephews/niece Quinn, Calla, Rhett, and Jaylin, wife GiGi; best friend Jeff; and numerous friends whose lives he touched.

1995

Campos, Robert J. 1995 JC ~ 18-Nov-2003
DeShon, Jason F. 1995 HS
Escobar, Stephen M. 1995 HS
Griego, Iameve V. 1995 HS
Hackler, Jason L. 1995 JC
Larzelere, Bartholomew A. 1995 HS ~ 01-Mar-2003
Neal, Abner H. 1995 HS ~ 09-Dec-2011
Polan, Stephen R. 1995 HS
Potter, James A. 1995 JC ~ 13-Dec-2003
Stuart, Seth D. 1995 JC
Unkie, Joshua M. 1995 JC
Wells, Charles E., II 1995 JC ~ 19-Mar-2000
Williams, Bryon David 1995 HS ~ 02-Mar-2017 

 Age 40, of Hutto, Texas was called home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Friday night, March 2, 2017. BRyon, often mistakenly called BYron throughout his life due to the odd spelling of his name, made a big entrance into the world on December 5, 1976 in Hobbs, New Mexico, at over 9 pounds to his parents, David Harold Williams of Snyder, Oklahoma, and Julie Spivey Williams of San Marcos, Texas. His dad called him “Big’n” and he rightfully earned the name growing to 6 feet 5 inches. Bryon and his brother, Chase Williams of Hutto, Texas were mostly raised in Hobbs, New Mexico by two of the most kind-hearted people, their loving grandparents, Harold Williams (deceased, 97) and Jo Williams, 94, of Yukon, Oklahoma. He also lived in Alamogordo, Carlsbad, and Roswell where he attended New Mexico Military Institute. He moved to Nacogdoches, Texas, as a teenager where he met three of his life-long friends, Jeremy Sherman of Round Rock, Sam Lemelle of Austin, and Evan Byars of Nacogdoches. His family and friends were there to support him when, at the age of 20, he was diagnosed with a rare adult brain tumor called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (a brainstem tumor), and was given a 9-12 month prognosis. He received radiation and to the surprise of all, he made a near full recovery and went into remission. Five years later, while enjoying his free-spirited and renewed life in Austin, Texas, he met his future wife, Carol. They were destined for each other, even sharing the same birthday. They shared the next 15+ years mostly in Texas, and finally settled in Hutto, Texas 9 years ago. They prided themselves on being goof-balls and silly together. She was his “Dollface/Scooby-girl” and he was her “Sweet love/Babypie.” His dedication and love to Carol included watching every Jane Austen and Bronte movie/mini-series countless times (no worries guys, his favorite movie was still Predator). He always put a smile on her face by quoting Mr. Darcy, telling Carol, “I love you…most ardently.” Bryon had the gift of bringing laughter to all who knew him. He was often the life of the party, and was spot-on with his impersonations of Arnold, Stallone, Keanu Reeves (whom many people thought he looked like), Christopher Walken, Sean Connery, and many others. He loved movies and often quoted and incorporated funny lines into every day life. He also loved music (mostly alternative 90s) and not a day went by where he was not singing, often making up his own hysterical lyrics to songs. Bryon also enjoyed the outdoors, working on and preserving land in Thorndale, WWII history, guns, survival gear and training, motorcycles, zombie shows, and video games. He despised mornings and had a career working nights as a Polysomnography (Sleep Study) Technician. All was well until March of 2016 when he learned his brain tumor was no longer in remission. Over the last year, Bryon and Carol fought hard together for him to LIVE, even when the tumor took away many of his basic abilities such as hearing, seeing, walking, eating, swallowing, talking. His mind never failed him and he loved LIFE, his family and friends, and God to the very end. He will be laid to rest next to Carol’s brother, James Lee Harris, at the Killeen City Cemetery. A special thanks to his sisters-in-law and their husbands, Lisa and Dave Milewski and Mia and Jim Morris, all of Hutto, for always being there for Bryon and Carol. He will be missed deeply by his niece Ashley Franke of Hutto, nephew Julian Rodriguez of Hutto, nephew Brady Byars of San Marcos, half-sister Tammy Byars of San Marcos, half-brother Tim Byars of Georgetown, and many other family and friends. Also thank you to Carol’s parents, Ui Nan Ballard of Killeen, and James and Ye Hwa Harris of Harker Heights. Many, many thanks to April and Todd Erickson, Cathy and Roger Astran, Jen Taylor and James Blackwell, and Angie and Carlos Raines for your love and support and perfect example of true friendship. One of Bryon’s favorite movie quotes was from Coming to America, where a character says, “If loving the Lord is wrong, then I don’t want to be right.”

1994

Comstock, Chad E. 1994 HS
Duncan, Mark L. 1994 HS
Forcada Corrales, Eduardo 1994 HS
Gomez, SGT Samuel C. USA 1994 JC ~ 30-Aug-2005
Gullette, Steve N. 1994 JC ~ 08-Jul-2017  age 43 of St. Louis, MO, beloved son of Joyce, passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017 from a sudden heart attack. Steven had been a Pharmacist for the last 8 years graduating from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. He was preceded in death by his father, Dennis in 2001 and special Aunt Patty. He is survived by his mother Joyce L. Gullette of Washington Twp., three children, Ione & Trey of Houston, TX, and Sid of St. Louis, MO, special uncle & aunt, Dale & Barb of Alamo, NM, four cousin including special cousin Jeffrey Kidwell, Annette Black (Donald), Daleray Kidwell, Sabrina Holmes (Todd), as well as many other relatives and friends.
Hoge, Marshall K. 1994 JC ~ 04-Nov-2010 36, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Thursday, November 4, 2010, in Charleston. Marshall was born April 11, 1974, a son of William H. Hoge and Loyce E. Fish Hoge. He graduated high school in Clovis, NM, and attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. He was a 1997 graduate of Arkansas Tech University, where he played football and was a 2nd Team All-Conference defensive lineman. After graduation, Marshall taught high school and coached football for two years at Ware Shoales High School in Ware Shoales, SC. He then moved to Charleston, SC, and worked in the shipping industry. In 2004, he began his career as a real estate appraiser with Atlantic Appraisals in Mt. Pleasant. He volunteered with the Mt. Pleasant Recreation Department as a volunteer coach for youth soccer and T-ball. Marshall was an avid Oklahoma University football fan. He was a member of Christ Our King Catholic Church in Mt. Pleasant. In addition to his parents of Sumter, SC, Marshall is survived by his wife, Ashley Smithson Hoge, his son, Cooper Fish Hoge, and his daughter, Paisley Anna Hoge of Mt. Pleasant; his brother, Michal W. Hoge and his wife, Laura, his nephew, Michal, and niece, Mary Lenoir, of Sumter, SC; and his paternal grandmother, Ruth McBride Hoge, of Princeton, WV. Marshall was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ann Crank, of Charlotte, NC.
Jordan, SPC Alexander N., USA 1994 HS ~ 10-Sep-2006  – Global War on Terrorism – Killed in action in Baghdad on 10 September 2006. 
LaFont, 1LT James G., III, USAR 1994 JC ~ 20-May-2004
Lara, Raymond J. 1994 HS ~ 30-Aug-2005
Michaud, Jonathan A. 1994 HS
Moore, Benjamin H. 1994 HS
Overby, Jerry B. 1994 HS ~ 01-Jan-2008 31, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2008, in Alamogordo. Jerry was born June 22, 1976, in Alamogordo. He graduated from Goddard High School in Roswell in 1994 and received his associate of arts degree from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces in January 2006. Jerry was pursuing a career in the health field. While attending high school, Jerry was in ROTC and became an Eagle Scout. After graduating high school, he married Francisca Garcia and enlisted in the military. Jerry served in the Army and the Army National Guard for a total of eight years. While enlisted in the Army, he served as an armorer and then as a medic in the National Guard. Jerry was awarded the Army Commendation Medal (Fourth Award), Army Achievement Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal W/M Device, Army Service Ribbon, Expert Marksmanship Qualification Badge with Grenade Bar, Marksman Marksmanship Qualification Badge with Rifle Bar and Army Lapel Button while serving on active duty at Fort Hood and in the Army National Guard in Ft Bliss. Jerry was also a fourth degree black belt in tae kwon do and was selected to be an alternate for the Army tae kwon do team. While in the Army, Jerry volunteered numerous times for the Bataan Memorial Death March. Jerry was an avid reader and movie buff, especially films about the Christmas season. He enjoyed cooking and preparing creative foods and collecting wolf art. Jerry was employed as a mental health technician and respite provider. He was committed to the welfare of those he served. During the Thanksgiving holiday, Jerry and his fiancte, Kristen Nicole Redpath, donated their time to help deliver meals to people who were homebound and in need. Survivors include his mother, Judy Overby; his sisters, Jessica Overby and Jenny Torres; his paternal grandparents Ralph and Norma Overby; his ex-wife Francisca Overby; his fiancte’s parents, Steve and Judy Holmes; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his fiancte, Kristen Nicole Redpath, and his father, Jerry Donald Overby.
Strodtman, Scott A. 1994 JC ~ 23-Jan-2015  41, died suddenly and unexpectedly in a tragic accident Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, while working in the oil field near Ford, Kan. He was born Oct. 14, 1973, to Wayne and Pamela (Eagleton) Strodtman in Bucklin, Kan. Scott graduated from Kansas State University and went to work in the aircraft industry. Scott and Deena met in 1997 and were married on May 23, 1998. Scott and Deena lived in Wichita before moving to Cheney, Kan. in 2004. They both became involved in the community through their children’s schools and activities, meeting many new wonderful people and friends. Scott spent six years working in Iraq and Afghanistan in support of our troops during Operation Enduring Freedom. Upon returning home, he worked at Agri Center in Hutchinson and then Avtrak GlobalNet Compliance Systems in Wichita, before going to work with his brother, Mike Strodtman, in the oil fields of western Kansas. Scott enjoyed the time he got to spend with his brother and was happy about the extra time he got to spend with his family. Scott was a wonderful husband, father, family man, son, brother and friend. He was a country boy who enjoyed hunting, farming and the outdoors. Most of all he loved date nights with Deena and family time with his three children. Scott had a love for God and his country. Scott was devoted to his wife, children, family and those he loved. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Ashlyn Strodtman and his father. Scott is survived by his wife of 16 years, Deena Strodtman; children, Aubrey Strodtman, Colton Strodtman, and Shelby Strodtman; his mother; brother, Mike Strodtman; and grandmother, Margaret Eagleton.

1993

Adkins, Jared J. 1993 HS ~ 16-Feb-1995
Baker, Brett J. 1993 HS ~ 29-Nov-1995
Barnett, Benjamin J. 1993 HS
Esquibel, Michael S. 1993 JC ~ 15-Jan-2009 35, a resident of Las Vegas, NM, was called home suddenly on Thursday, January 15, 2009. He was born on November 17, 1973 in Las Vegas, NM. He is survived by his parents, Emilio and Helen Esquibel of Las Vegas, NM; his sister Sylvia Gillen of Tooele, UT; his brother, Lawrence Esquibel and wife Patricia of Bosque Farms, NM; nieces Melissa Barela, and Nicole Esquibel; nephews Jonathan and David. His special friends Cher Lefebvre and her daughter Sage, Kaia Kusiw, sons Isaac and Liam of Louisiana, Lia Irizarry of Ohio; grandmother, Tina Marquez, Jeanie Sena, Gina Vigil; and Charlie Vigil and extended family members. Michael attended West Las Vegas Schools through the 8th grade and then spent 6 years at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell graduating from high school and completing 2 years of college study. He graduated from Highlands University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Health. Mikey loved many people and many things in his life, his family, friends, all of God’s creations and Vato Rugby. He sought to bring everyone he met in to his love for life. Mike was an avid outsdoorsman enjoying river rafting, skiing, racquetball, life in the mountains, landscaping and working with his hands. He loved his dogs, Mia and Rusty. He loved to laugh, cook, read, learn and teach. He was creative, gentle and strong as a bull. He had a special love for kids, kids of all ages. You were never too young or too old to be recruited for Rugby. He loved laying a good hit on you in the field.
Fontenot, LTC Morris M., USAF 1993 JC ~ 27-Aug-2014 was born on 7 November 1972 in Houston, TX to Morris Mayuse Fontenot Sr. and Mary Jane (Janak) Fontenot. Morris was raised in Pearland, TX, and attended Pearland High School. After high school, Morris attended the New Mexico Military Institute for one year on a Falcon Foundation Scholarship. He began his Air Force career in 1992 at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a pilot. At the Academy, Morris also met and began dating his future wife, Kara Janean Parks. While at the Academy, both Morris and Kara were members of Cadet Squadron 33, the “Ratz,” for all four years. Morris was also a member of the USAFA Cadet Honor Guard and won numerous awards in rifle exhibition and drill. Morris and Kara graduated from the Air Force Academy in May 1996 and were married a month later on June 29, 1996. Morris attended pilot training at Laughlin AFB, TX where he flew the T-37 and T-38. He received his AF pilot wings on December 12, 1997 and was selected to fly the F-15C. Soon after Morris reported to Tyndall AFB, FL, where he completed the F-15 Basic Course and was the B Course “Top Gun.”  Moose’s first operational assignment began in September 1998 at Mountain Home AFB, ID with the 390th Fighter Squadron, the “Wild Boars.” The Wild Boars gave him the fighter pilot call sign by which he is now widely known, Moose. During this military assignment in Idaho, Moose and Kara celebrated the birth of their first daughter, Natalie Marie Fontenot, on July 31, 1999 and the birth of their second daughter, Nicole Desiree Fontenot, on December 7, 2000. In early 2001, Moose and his family moved to Eglin AFB, FL, where he joined the 58th Fighter Squadron, the “Gorillas,” and served as an Instructor Pilot, Flight Commander, Chief of Weapons and Project Officer. In 2003, Moose was voted by his fellow Gorillas as the squadron’s “Top Pilot” and “Top Instructor.” In July 2004, Moose began rigorous training at the prestigious USAF Fighter Weapons School at Nellis AFB, NV. He graduated from Weapons Instructor Course O4B as a USAF Weapons Officer in December 2004. Later that month, Moose and his family moved to Alaska where Moose joined the 19th Fighter Squadron “Gamecocks” at Elmendorf AFB. His dedication and expertise significantly contributed to his squadron winning the last William Tell Air-to-Air Competition in the USAF. In July 2007, Moose and his family moved once again, this time to Washington D.C. There Moose worked first as a DOD Congressional Fellow and later as the USAF Chief of Fighter Programs at the Pentagon. In the summer of 2010, Moose and his family moved across the Pacific Ocean to Kadena AB in Okinawa, Japan. There Moose returned to flying the mighty F-15. He served first as the Director of Operations for the 44th Fighter Squadron, the “Bats.” Then in March 2012, Moose fulfilled a career-long dream of commanding an operational F-15 squadron when he took command of the 67th Fighter Squadron, the “Fighting Cocks.” His leadership directly resulted in the 67th Fighter Squadron winning the Raytheon Trophy for the Best Fighter Squadron in the AF for 2013. While stationed at Kadena AB, Moose deployed twice to the Middle East in support of sustained US Central Command training and contingency operations. In January 2014, Moose left active duty and joined the Massachusetts Air National Guard in order to provide family stability for his two daughters’ high school years. Moose joined the 104th Fighter Wing Barnestormers at Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield, Massachussetts, assuming the responsibilities of Wing Inspector General and F-15C instructor pilot. Moose died on August 27, 2014, when the F-15 he was flying crashed into a wooded, mountainous area of the Shenandoah Valley in western Virginia. During his career, Moose logged more than 2, 300 flight hours, 240 of which were in combat. He was a decorated combat veteran, earning the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Aerial Achievement Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, and Combat Readiness Medal among others. Lt Col Fontenot is survived by his wife, Kara, and his daughters, Natalie and Nicole, all residents of Longmeadow, MA. He is also survived by his parents Morris Mayuse Fontenot Sr. and Mary Jane Fontenot of Willis, TX.
Groener, Brett T. “Terry” 1993 HS – 13-May-2011
Hutchings, Charles D., Jr. 1993 JC
Jackson, Geoffrey B. 1993 HS ~ 11-Dec-1996
Jackson, Jack R. 1993 HS ~ 24-Jan-2008
Mann, Darren 1993 JC ~ 09-Jan-2008
McCracken, William C. 1993 HS ~ 11-Oct-2003
McWhorter, Andrew Lee 1993 JC
Nez, Elliott L. 1993 HS ~ 28-Nov-2003
Tingwall, SGT Andrew F., NMSP 1993 JC ~ 10-Jun-2009 age 36, passed away June 11, 2009. He is preceded in death by his father, Hank; brother, Thomas; and dear friend, Sunny Gosnay. He is survived by his wife, Leighann Tingwall; his daughters: Alexis Ryann and Jenna Nicole; his brothers: Steven Tingwall and wife, Liz; and their children, Jack and Danelle, Douglas Tingwall and wife, Linda; and Ty Cord Gosnay. Sergeant Andy Tingwall was a New Mexico State Police Sergeant and Chief Pilot. He was inducted into the NMMI Alumni Hall of Fame for Eminence in 2009. He was a member of the New Mexico Military Institute and the United States Marine Corps.
Vandergriff, Gregory P. 1993 HS ~ 05-Aug-2016  a longtime resident of Lubbock, Texas, was tragically killed in a car accident last Friday morning, August 5th. He was only 41 years old. Greg was born to Antoinette Carpenter and Greg Vandergriff, Sr. in Knoxville, TN., where he lived until his mother finished Officer Training School for the United States Air Force. With the USAF, Greg was given the opportunity to live in many states, including Tulsa OK and Roswell NM where he attended New Mexico Military Institute. He finished his high school years at Goddard High School in Roswell, where he attained a 4.6 GPA which awarded him a scholarship to Colorado State. Greg’s love was science, and he always wanted to be a part of improving the world. From CO Greg moved to TX, where he met his first wife Laura, who he married in March 1999. They had two beautiful boys, Nicholas (Nixon) and Ethan, now 17 and 12. A few years later, Greg and Laura parted lives, and he met Summer. They were married in November 2014, and then had another beautiful son, Kaden, who is 18 months. His dream was to be a biochemist and learn how to replicate his DNA to clone people so they no longer felt pain or sickness. While he had not completed his journey in science, Greg loved his family and he will be fondly missed by his children and all of his family and friends. “Do not think of me as gone – I am with you still – in each and every new dawn.” Survivors include his wife, Summer Vandergriff, three sons, Nicholas, Ethan, and Kaden Vandergriff; two step-children, Kobie and Cohen Jackson; sister, Genete Bowen and husband, Jeff; two brothers, Shawn Vandergriff and wife, Erin, and Aaron Carpenter and wife, Rachel. He is also survived by his mother, Antoinette Carpenter and her husband, Bill; father, Gregory Vandergriff, Sr. and his wife, Susan, and paternal grandmother, Mildred Norris.

1992

Aragon, Eli S. 1992 HS ~ 01-Jul-2001
Cervantes, Robert J. 1992 JC ~ 17-Jan-2009 of Glendale AZ. Our loving Son, Brother, Husband and Father passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife, mother and sons on January 17, 2009. Rob was born in Torrance, California on November 3, 1971 to Robert and Rita Cervantes. Rob was the youngest child of four children. He went to military school in Southern California, eventually graduating from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico. Rob continued his education at University of Arizona. He came to Phoenix and completed school at the Arizona Automotive Institute in Glendale in 1996 and eventually became an automotive painter. On September 16, 2001 Rob and Raquel accepted the Lord into their life at Calvary, they married on April 20, 2002. Rob loved spending time with his boys, family and friends. He was full of life, love for the Lord and everyone he met. Rob is survived by his wife Raquel Cervantes; children Johnny and Jacob, Mom, Rita Cervantes, brothers Rudy and Richard, sister Kristie, several nieces and nephews and Grandmother Jennie Cervantes. Extended family; Efraim Huerta, sisters Anna, Veronica, Rebecca, brothers Rueben, Efraim and Ignacio.
Chase, MAJ Kelley A., USAF 1992 HS ~ 13-Oct-2012 Aug 7, 1974 – Oct 13, 2012  Kelley Allen Chase, 38, of Taos, New Mexico, passed away on October 13, 2012, at Mercy Hospital after a serious brain injury incurred as a police recruit during training at the Oklahoma City Police Department training center. He was born August 7, 1974, in Taos, New Mexico, the son of Jacquelyn E. Anderson and Laurence L. Chase, who survive. He was the youngest of three siblings. On April 19, 2008, he married Elke Chantal Meeus, of Wilrijk, Belgium, who survives. He graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1996. Since then, he served in the United States Air Force as an Air Battle Manager, providing command and control in military operations around the globe. He reached the pinnacle of his career field and served as an instructor Mission Crew Commander training aircrew to prepare and deploy in support of national interests around the world until November 2011. In the course of his flying deployments, Major Chase was awarded six air medals for 61 combat sorties and over 800 combat and combat support hours. He also attained his Master’s in Business Administration at Oklahoma City University in 2004.He is survived by his nearly two-year-old daughter, Alesia Eileen Meeus Chase; three-year-old son, Kyle Roland Meeus Chase; and sister, CPT Victoria E.  Grasmick, USAR 1991 JC.  Kelley Chase was preceded in death by his infant brother, Christopher K. Chase.
Holloway, Travis 1992 HS ~ 21-Sep-1996
Kelley, SFC Robert J., USA 1992 JC ~ 19-Jul-2003
Lambourn, Erik V. 1992 HS ~ 24-May-2014 40, of El Paso, Texas, went home to be with our Lord on Saturday, May 24, 2014. He was a loving husband, nurturing father, loving son, loyal brother and devoted friend. Erik was born on Sept. 30, 1973, in Dallas, Texas, to Robert V. Lambourn and Ann Brooks. In 1978, he moved to Fremont where he spent the next 10 years of his life. Erik was blessed to get to know and call John Brooks his dad. He was proud to be a part of the El Paso Fire Department for 10 years until medical retirement. He loved spending quality time with his entire family. A few hobbies he enjoyed were star gazing and four wheeling with his son and friends. He was an enthusiastic gardener at home. Erik had a huge presence at Mitzi Bond Elementary school and was a big part of their PTA. The children of Mitzi Bond knew him as the “ice cream man.” Erik was loved by many and will be sorely missed by all. He is survived by his loving wife, Terry Bustillos Lambourn; son, Jeremy; daughter, Abigayle; mother, Ann Brooks; father, John Brooks; brother, Ryan (Amy) Lambourn; sisters, Elizabeth (Marcus), Kelley (Royce), grandmother, Wanda Lambourn and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert V. Lambourn, and his grandfather, Robert C. Lambourn.
Maestas, 1LT Gilbert F. A. USMC 1992 JC On Friday November 9, 2018, Gilbert (Gil) earned his angel wings. He was friends with everyone and loved them with his whole heart. Gil was born on July 9, 1972 in Raton, New Mexico to Floyd and Maria Maestas. Gil moved to Farmington in 1975, where he attended school and graduated from Farmington High School in 1990. He went on to graduate from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM in 1992. Gil also attended UNM and was recently attending San Juan College, studying pre-law. He enjoyed going to see the latest movies, listening to music, watching any sporting event. He attended mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Farmington regularly while growing up he aided in serving mass. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family and close friends. Gil was a big sports fan, loved to support not only his nieces and nephews, but all of the children of his long time and new friends. He is survived by both parents Floyd & Maria Maestas, 3 big sisters, Elizabeth (Michael) McCabe, Dotti (Jesse) O’Neill, Josie (Rich) Litle. Gil was uncle to Ariane and Luke Sullivan, Ryan, and Lilliana Roller, Martin Archuleta, and Ammber Delgado. He also was a great uncle to Taelor Larkins & Ryan Sullivan, Sebastian ,and Abigail Delgado, Aspen Archuleta, and Daniel, Shawn, Jane Martinez,and Alice Roller. 

Stead, Michael K. 1992 HS
Teague, Christopher R. 1992 HS
Welch, 2LT Brett J., USAR 1992 JC ~ 17-Dec-1992
Wilson, Craig E. 1992 HS ~ 10-Nov-2011  (June 5, 1973 – November 10, 2011) It is with great sorrow and sadness we announce the sudden passing of our son Craig Wilson. Craig Wilson was born in Oxnard, CA, at St. Joseph Hospital. After moving to Lindsay, Craig attended the Orange Belt Christian School in Strathmore. He made many friends and enjoyed sports and growing up with his cousins. Later he attended Exeter Schools and graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico. He spent several years in Arizona working for MCI before moving to San Francisco and later to Half Moon Bay, CA were he worked as a waiter. Craig loved to spend time near the ocean with his companion Molly Barrett and his son Trevor. He befriended everyone he met and left them with a smile. He is survived by his parents Mark and Louise Wilson of Incline Village, NV, his brother Nick Wilson of Exeter, his nephew Evan Wilson of Discovery Bay, his son Trevor Wilson and Trevor’s mother Stephanie Pilegard of Fresno. His uncle Job and aunt, Susan Denni, uncle Gerald and aunt Jayne Denni all of Lindsay, many beloved cousins and his loving grandmother Lucy Denni of Dana Point, CA.

1991

Anderson, CPT Victor E., III, USA 1991 JC
Atcitty, Elton L. 1991 HS ~ 12-Mar-2011 (Feb. 4, 1973 – March 12, 2011) Elton L. Atcitty, 38, of Shiprock, died Saturday, March 12, 2011, in Hobbs. He was born Feb. 4, 1973, in Shiprock, to Wanda and Leroy Atcitty. He was born for Todi Chff’nii, Bitter Water; born to Kff yaa’aanff, Towering House. Elton served in the U.S. Army from 1997 to 2001 as a multichannel transmission operator. He also served in the National Guard of Georgia, Kentucky and New Mexico as a radio operator and in motor transportation. Elton served his country proudly for three tours of duty in Iraq during “Iraqi Freedom.” He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal/Campaign Star and many other military medals and awards. Elton attended San Juan College’s natural gas compression training program. At the time of his death, he was working for Chevron in Hobbs. Elton loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and mountain bike; skiing, camping, hiking, baseball and collecting guns. He served his country with great pride and honor and spoke often of his “Brothers in Arms,” whom he loved deeply. His heart was full of passion and his smile was always warm. He loved to laugh and enjoyed the fruits of his labor, “well earned.” He loved his job, proud to be working in a field he loved. He was one “squared away soldier,” always ready and willing to give a helping hand. He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Frank Aspaas Sr., and Faye Aspaas; paternal grandparents, Kee Atcitty, Beclah Chff, Lela Atcitty, Kii Yaa’aahff; aunts, Patricia L. Aspaas and Roseanne Aspaas. He is survived by his parents, Wanda and Leroy Atcitty of Shiprock; brother, Rick; sisters, Joell and Collett; nephews, Dawight and Xavier; aunties, Tina Alexander, Priscilla Kellywood, Karla Montoya and Julia Aspaas; uncles, Frank Aspaas and Mike Aspaas; and numerous cousins. Elton will be missed. Thank you for the smiles and happy memories, El, “Airborne All The Way.”
Bahl, Christopher A. 1991 JC ~ 08-Aug-1999
Blanche-Vieweg, Lori V. 1991 HS ~ 13-Aug-2005
Garcia, Gilbert G. 1991 JC
Khalaf, Amjad N. 1991 HS ~ 15-Jul-2004
Olson, Brian D. 1991 JC ~ 17-Apr-2018
Prieto, Brody L. 1991 JC ~ 15-Sep-2005
Solis, Ramon Robert 1991 JC ~ 19-Oct-2001
Thomas, Joshua E. 1991 HS ~ 04-Mar-2006
Turbeville, Justin K. 1991 HS ~ 14-Jul-2014 41, died in his sleep on Monday, July 14, 2014. Justin was born in El Paso on Dec. 12, 1972. He attended New Mexico Military Institute where he played football and earned a B.A., graduating cum laude from the University of Texas. Justin went on to have a successful business career as an information technology consultant with clients in the U.S., Bermuda, Canada, Argentina, and Australia. Justin was a loving, thoughtful and attentive husband and father. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and lifelong sports fan. He enjoyed traveling, playing with his boys and walking his dog, Roxy. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and his brother, John. Survivors: His wife, Winnie; sons, Michael and Jacob; his parents, Marian and Jack Hicks, David and Priscilla Turbeville; brothers, Mark and Jason, Jason’s wife, Susan, and their sons, Matthew, Christian and Joshua; his in-laws, John and Susan Ng; and numerous friends and loved ones.

1990

Bath, Russell R. 1990 JC
Bullock, Steven D. 1990 HS Mr. Bullock died Friday, November 02, 1990, in Sierra Vista Hospital. Born in Las Cruces on September 30, 1971, he was 19 years old. A lifelong resident of Truth or Consequences, Mr. Brown was a student at New Mexico Military Institute. He was a member of a local roping club, and of the rodeo and golf team at NMMI. He is survived by his father R.D “Butch” Bullock of Truth or Consequences; a grandmother, Flo Bullock of Truth or Consequence; a brother, Mikel Bullock of Truth or Consequences; and his stepfather Greg Torres of Monticello.
Caldwell, Andrew M. 1990 HS
Castelo, Juan A. 1990 HS
Del Rio, Uri O. 1990 HS
Edmonds, Darcy 1990 HS ~ 04-Jun-2001
Freeman, Patrick S., Jr. 1990 HS is the son of Patrick S. and Andrea L. Freeman of Truth or Consequences. He was born on January 21, 1972, in Colorado Springs, CO. He has resided in Sierra County since August 1982. Patrick was currently attending New Mexico State University in Las Cruces as a Crimson Scholar. His hopes for his future life’s work is to be a Civil Engineer. He was sophomore vice-president New Mexico Military Institute, and was junior class finance chairman at Hot Springs High School. He received awards for NMMI Cross Country, two varsity letters Mesilla Valley Racing team, NMMI GOSS Drill Team and ROTC. Patrick reviewed the Alternate HOBY Award, American Legion Boys State, Magistrate Judge 1988-’89, Who’s who Among American High School Students, all from NMMI and Crimson Scholar from NMSU. He is a triathlere and was the Southwest Representative for All American High School Triathlon Championship.
Gorman, Michael P. 1990 JC ~ 13-Mar-1997
Haynes, Turk D. 1990 JC
Holford, Dean W. 1990 HS ~ 31-Jan-2004
Nairn, Tower B. 1990 HS ~ 28-Aug-1996
Rawls, Garnett L. 1990 JC
Stellar, John F., IV 1990 HS
Sundt, John H. 1990 HS
Valdes, Jennie S. 1990 HS

1989

Agee, Robert K. 1989 HS ~ 21-Dec-2002
Ariola, James A. 1989 JC
Barron, James S. 1989 HS ~ 21-Oct-1996
Bullen, Christopher M. 1989 JC ~ 30-Jun-1997
Carrillo, Raul G. 1989 JC ~ 16-Jun-17
Davis, Tammey R. (Patterson) 1989 JC ~ 17-Jan-2005
DeLaittre, Francois J. 1989 JC ~ 15-Oct-2013 47, of Las Vegas, passed away Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013, at his home. He was born Oct. 9, 1966, in Minneapolis. He was a resident of Las Vegas for the past seven years. Francois graduated with honors from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, N.M., 1985. He will be remembered for his advocacy for those in need, his great love of life, and his passion for Harleys and classic cars and antiques. He is survived by his mother, Josette DeLaittre of Las Vegas; and cousins, Sally DeLaittre Sawyer of Minneapolis, Judy DeLaittre of Portland, Ore., Anne Elizabeth Sawyer Aitch of Minneapolis, Timothy Sawyer Jr. of Santa Fe, N.M., and Edward Sawyer of Portland.
Goolsby, Scott E 1989 HS ~ 01-Apr-1994
Hafstienn, Kevin J. 1989 HS ~ 14-May-2005
Head, Charles W. 1989 HS ~ 18-Aug-2005
Medrano, David 1989 JC
Owens, Howard D. 1989 JC ~ 29-Mar-1997
Sealy, Derek B. 1989 HS ~ 22-Jun-1995
Smith, Raymond M. 1989 JC ~ 12-Aug-2004
Stubblefield, Christian B. 1989 HS
Zeller, Thomas A. 1989 JC ~ 20-Jul-1998

1988

Alakija, Rotimi K. 1988 JC ~ 19-Feb-1988
Barron, Kevin A. “Gus” 1988 JC ~ 02-Nov-2013 Gus Barron, 45, passed away Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at his home. Gus was born Aug. 9, 1968, in Mesquite, Texas, to William Kent Barron and Mary J. Scott. His father preceded him in death. Those left to cherish his memory are his mother, Mary “Scottie” Barron his former wife and friend, Jill Barron former in-laws Richard and Mary Jane Madison sons: William Konnor Barron, Kevin Richard Barron, Iain August Barron daughter, Hannah Jane Barron brother, William Rand Barron sisters: Valli Barron, April Hatfield and husband, John as well as lifetime best friend and brother by choice Darin Goldston nieces and nephews: Cassi Rincon, Ryan O’Meara, Adrianna Hatfield, Brett Nevarez, Sommer Nevarez, Grant Wood and Shawn Wood. Gus was a lifelong resident of Roswell. He thoroughly enjoyed being a father and was a lover of all children. Gus felt very connected to animals and shared his passion through his business, Vet Pharmacy & Feed. He also was an avid gun collector and a proud member of NRA, Crossed Saber Society at New Mexico Military Institute and Alumni of NMMI. Gus’ love of music was contagious and lives on in his children.
Beard, Robert L. 1988 HS ~ 18-Jan-1988
Brown, Steven L. 1988 JC
Frame, Christopher K., Jr. 1988 HS ~ 01-Jun-2009
Gregory, Alan C. 1988 HS ~ 07-Jun-2005
Guild, Doris M. 1988 HS
Hadley, 1LT Patrick L., TXARNG 1988 JC ~ 21-Dec-1998
Harris, Joseph R. 1988 HS ~ 09-Sep-2000
Jones, Russell B., Jr. 1988 HS ~ 26-Jul-2007
Judge, Marianne T. 1988 JC
Kappfjell, Thor A. 1988 JC
Lee, Malcolm K. 1988 JC ~ 31-May-2013 44, of Kaneohe, a psychiatric social worker at Oahu Community Correctional Center, died in Hono&lulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Amy; sons Malcolm III, Micah and Jacob; daughter Kahealani; parents Malcolm Sr. and Andrea; brother Stephen; and sister Laurie-Ann Lee-Zidek.
Lusk, John C. 1988 JC
McAdam, Alan A. 1988 JC
McLennan, Olan Christy 1988 HS
Metcalfe, Gary E. 1988 HS ~ 07-Jul-2008
Pake, Robert A. 1988 JC
Razatos, Theodore C. 1988 HS
Savoie, Joe B. 1988 HS ~ 01-Oct-2012
Smelser, Steven W. 1988 HS ~ 15-Apr-2016 age 46, of Las Cruces passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 15, 2016 at his home. He was born January 26, 1970 in Quemado, NM and grew up in Roswell, also spending much time on his grandparent’s ranch in Cuba, (Homer & Vera Smelser), where he developed skills at an early age. He was an active Boy Scout for many years and earned many merit badges as well as several championship trophies in the youth Soccer League. He graduated from Goddard High School and attended New Mexico Military Institute, and also completed several vocational training programs. Steve was a “jack of all trades” and a master carpenter and could build or fix almost anything. He was a supervisor for Menefee Mining in Cuba, as well as Big Chief Stone in Las Cruces and Santa Fe. He did water well drilling and servicing for Rodgers & Company in Albuquerque and repaired construction heavy equipment of Schmidt Construction in Lindreth, NM. Steve was a working partner in Pony Tracks Horseshoeing & Livestock Management Services, and did extensive work on the family ranch in Cuba. He got his CDL and did 18 wheeler “over the road” driving for Roadrunner Trucking. Steve settled in Las Cruces in 1995 and attended DACC Classes, and was a foreman for Clean Cut Lawns and Landscaping. He married Margaret Pacheco in 2002 and together they started LynCon Inc. after he obtained his GB98 contractor’s license in 2003. He worked on many commercial and residential projects in Las Cruces including renovating the Hotel Encanto lobby and transforming the restaurant into Azul Night Club. Currently he was the Quality Control Supervisor for GenCon Inc. on the Burrell College of Osteopathic in Las Cruces adjacent to the NMSU campus which is near completion. Steve was also an active working partner in Animal Haven Lodge, Salon & Kennel on Valley Drive, which he and his wife Margaret started in 2008 during the housing market slump. He built the entire state of the art facility and also performed certified dog grooming service for several years as well as other operational duties. Steve and Margaret both received commendations from the Spay and Neuter Action Program and the Animal Service Center of the Mesilla Valley for promoting and assisting with the adoption of homeless animals and providing services for homeless pet. He was an animal lover of all species. Steve was an avid outdoorsman and skilled hunter and fisherman, accomplishing successful deer, elk and dove hunts every year. He also enjoyed boating and fishing at Elephant Butte and Caballo Lakes. Steve held a red belt in Ninjitsu under Master Eric Golden. Survivor include his wife, Margaret, two children whom Steve cherished, daughter, Amber, age 12 and son Jarrett, age 6 as well as several sisters, Sherisse Hughes of Thousand Oaks, CA, Clair Strong of Tucumcari, Shaun Macaw of Roswell; three brothers, Whitney Smelser of Los Angeles, CA, Paul Moyer of Albuquerque and Jonathan Smelser of Cuba; his mother, Julie Smelser of Las Cruces and father, Worthington Smelser of Cuba; Sam Smelser who was his mentor, friend, and uncle, plus numerous nieces, nephews, cousins aunts and uncles. Steve was an amazing young man who did so much and helped so many in his 46 years and will be greatly missed.
Smith, Eric L. 1988 JC ~ 19-Mar-2008  40, died Wednesday, March 19, 2008, in Mount Pleasant. Mr. Smith was born March 20, 1967, in Pampa. He attended Miami schools, graduating from Miami High School in 1985. Eric attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, graduating in 1988. He graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a degree in Spanish with the goal of teaching. He used his education to teach Spanish in Mexico for a year and a half. He was preceded in death by his father, John H. Smith, in 1989; his grandparents, Horace Smith in 1963 and Faye Smith in 1999; and his grandfather, Leroy Sanford, in 1999. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Mary and Cecil Martin of Miami; a sister, Amanda Tenney and husband Brian of St. George; a brother, Lt. Col. Wayde Smith and wife Rebecca of Shiloh, IL; his grandmother, Grace Sanford of Lawrenceburg, TN; a stepbrother, Stephen Martin and wife Susan of Pampa; a stepsister, Vicki Ray and husband Jay of Mobeetie; three uncles, Doyle Smith and wife Mary of Pampa, Ron Sanford and wife Lana of Lawrenceburg and Lee “Butch” Sanford and wife Leanora of San Diego; four nieces; and four nephews.
Tiner, CPT John J., Jr., USA 1988 JC
Walter, Robert W. 1988 JC ~ 03-May-1992
Webb, Michael S. “Todd” 1988 JC ~ 17-Apr-2010 41, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, April 17, 2010 in Euless. Todd was born on May 14, 1968 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Michael Earle and Ronda Sue (Posey) Webb. He was raised in Amarillo and attended the New Mexico Military Institute from 1983 to 1987. He was a member of the Goss Rifle Drill Team and a Commander. Todd attended the University of North Texas. He was a real estate agent and worked with his father in Euless. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Euless and loved the Lord with all his heart. Survivors include wife Jami Webb; son, Eric Keith Miller and wife, Rachel; daughter, Sierra Lyn Nicole Webb; parents, Michael and Ronda Webb; grandchildren, Briana Lyn Miller and Cody Mercer; grandmother, Susie Sain; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Albert and Mary Crawford; sister-in-laws, Kim Price and Kristin Crawford; nieces and nephews, Dakota Price, Shelby Price and Taryn Crawford; and best friend and cousin Reny Laughlin and wife, Teresa.
Wilson, Roger J. 1988 JC ~ 29-Mar-2012 44, of Questa passed away unexpectedly on March 29, 2012. He is preceded in death by his father, Leo Wilson, grandfather, Bernabe Bailon, grandmother, Maria Bailon, sister Marta Eppie Bailon, brother in-law, Martin Martinez, father in-law, Tomas Aguilar, grandma, Evangelina Cordova. He is survived by his wife, Urbana Wilson, daughter, Maria Melidones (Jake), son, Mario Jose Wilson 2014 JC (Lia), grandson, Joshua, mother, Silvia Wilson, brothers, Leo Wilson Jr., (Darla), Brent Vigil (Paula), Dwayne Bailon (Megan), Mark Gonzales (Zanna), sisters, Teresa Quintana (David), Sidni Bailon, mother in law, Lourdes Aguilar, sister in-law, Yolanda Martinez, brother in-law, Antonio Aguilar (Berta) and other numerous relatives and friends.

1987

Aguilar, Albert 1987 HS ~ 27-Feb-1997 
Bullock, Andrew C. 1987 HS ~ 28-Jan-2011 passed away unexpectedly January 28th, 2011. Andy was born August 31, 1969 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Andy was a master tilesetter. He is survived by his cherished spouse, Julia Jeanne Bullock. They were married September 23, 2000 and have two children, Rowan Willowmay, age 4, and Jareth Anderson, age 2. He is also survived by his parents, Chuck and Kathy Bullock, and his sister, Jennifer Melo.
Burnett, SPC Hollis J., USA 1987 JC ~ 25-Jul-2012
Capes, Ross E., II 1987 JC
Felter, John W. 1987 HS ~ 26-Jun-2006
Fulton, Mark B. 1987 HS ~ 10-Jul-2015 46, passed away July 10, 2015. Service: 2 PM Wednesday at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Visitation: 6-8 PM Tuesday at Shannon Rufe Snow Funeral Chapel. Survivors: Children, Mark “Cody” and Carrie Fulton, parents, and several siblings.
Gonzales, Rocky M. 1987 JC ~ 10-Dec-2005
Griffin, CPT Jason V., USA 1985 HS-1987 JC ~ 17-Aug-2013  passed away Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013. . Survivors: Daughters, Alexa Griffin, Alise Griffin, Natalie Griffin; son, Seth Griffin; mother, Prudence Byron Meader; brother, Seth Little.
Hayes, Christopher E. 1987 HS ~ 04-Mar-2008
Heim, MSG Christopher A., USA (Ret) 1987 JC ~ 12-Aug-2015 passed away on August 12, 2015. For those fortunate enough to have met him, worked with him, and loved him, everyone knew he was full of life. At the time of his death Chris was doing what he loved; riding his motorcycle. Chris is survived by his wife, Yvonne Heim and his son Lance Heim. He left behind his father Mike Heim; a step-mother, Carolyn Heim; his sister, Joanna Heim; his mother, Lauren Gaudette and half-sister, Elizabeth Gaudette. Chris was born March 29, 1967 and although Chris was only 48 when he passed, he lived life everyday as though it might be his last.
Holladay, Kirk E. 1987 HS ~ 27-Apr-2009
Howard, Tyrone “Moon” 1987 JC ~ 27-Mar-2013 age 47, of Larimer, unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Beloved father of Sydney and Schyller; son of Ora Lee Howard; he is survived by five brothers; 21 sisters; a great host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
John, John P. 1987 HS ~ 20-Aug-2007 Survived by father Richard John, mother Jeri John, daughter Taylor Nicole John, brother Michael A. John 1986 HS.
Jones, CPT C. Edward, USA (Ret) 1987 JC ~ 18-Dec-2011
Knight, Andrew P. 1987 HS ~ 17-Jul-1987
Lane, Lloyd C. 1987 HS ~ 08-Apr-1985
Luther, Danna L. 1987 HS
Murray, Randy S. 1987 JC
Rawls, Charles W. 1987 HS ~ 15-Jul-1994
Reid, Darrell J. 1987 JC ~ 08-Sep-2005
Rivera, Marc A. 1987 HS ~ 22-Jul-2010 age 41, passed away peacefully on July 22, 2010. He was a kind, loving, sunny and humorous soul. He had a wonderful little giggle that endeared him to everyone around him. When he hugged you, you knew that he really meant it. He missed his father, Robert, who preceded him recently in death, along with his beloved Naney. He leaves behind his Mom, Geraldine Rivera, and her husband Bill Deaton; brother, Jeffrey Bowerman; aunts and uncles, Charlotte and Ken Walton, Beatriz Rivera, and David Rivera; cousins; special friends, Eric H. Rude 1987 HSAllen K. Hunter 1987 HS, Monica Rivera and Yvonne Sanchez; Glena Knisley; and his “baby” Hurley, the Jack Russell. He will be forever in our hearts.
Sai, Louis K. 1987 JC
Smalley, John H., III 1985 HS-1987 JC ~ 11-Feb-2010  born Nov. 12, 1967, in Bethesda, MD, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, in Kingwood, TX. John was a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, N.M., and a former resident of Spring, TX. He was employed by the FAA and retired in 2008. Major Smalley proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during Desert Storm in the 1st Cavalry 413th Civil Affairs Battalion. He is survived by his mother, Diane Ploussard and her husband, Lou; father John Smalley, Jr., and his wife, Pat; former wife and best friend, Lisa Smalley; sister Zoe Smalley; brother Eric Smalley; uncles Steve and Mike Smalley; nephews Trae Walls, Andrew and John Minton.

1986

Alvarez, David M. 1986 HS ~ 11-Jul-2012 born on April 18, 1967, in the “cheese capital of the world”, Plymouth, WI, passed away on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, unexpectedly. Dave had a playful and irreverent outlook toward life, an attitude that he was fortunate enough to retain right up until the time of his passing. If you find this particular viewpoint offensive, then read no further. Yet then you didn’t really know Dave. Instead, please take comfort in knowing that Dave truly lived fully every moment of his life and was a great teacher and mentor of peace, love and kindness for those of us surviving. Dave passed away amongst the rich and famous of the blue collar type of folks. He passed in Mooresville, NC. He is survived by a very large family and his two remarkable sons, Jacob and Joshua, and their mother, CJ Alvarez; his mother, Janis Lee Alvarez (Goff); brother, Brian; sisters, Shawn, Aletia, Carrie, Laura and Marilee; and his loyal friends, Matt and Nicole Caton; and a big following of friends. With the love and peace that Dave spread around the world, he may have been largely responsible for the ending of the cold war and we also know that he had input to the lyrics for John Lennon’s song, “Give Peace a Chance”. He also had the sweet outlook similar to Forrest Gump. Waaaaah–at least that is the way his family tells it. Dave spent the majority of his young years in Plymouth before his family moved to Albuquerque, NM, where he attended the New Mexico Military Institute and was a state wrestling champion. Dave wrestled a diversity of jobs in his life, trained as a culinary artist and managed all aspects of the restaurant business. Dave was adamant that people use the occasion of his passing to remember and celebrate his life.
Bruton, Matthew P. 1986 JC ~ 07-Sep-2008
Bustillo, Carlos 1986 JC ~ 19-May-2007
Butler, Steven R. 1986 HS ~ 12-Jan-2003
Clyde, Lee M. 1986 HS
Fenno, David W. 1986 JC ~ 12-Oct-2006
Flowers, Dr. Paul B., Jr. 1986 JC
Glin, Eric J. 1986 JC ~ 19-Jul-1986
Gray, Michael W. 1986 JC ~ 05-Feb-2014
Grindell, Marshall C. 1986 HS ~ 29-Mar-2016  48, died Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at his residence in Concho. He was born Nov. 3, 1967, in Santa Fe, N.M., the son of David Charles Grindell and Marjorie Belle Hester.Marshall was an artist for 31 years. He was an oil painter and later in his life turned to graphic art with computers. He was the type of person who was always quick with a smile and a helping hand.He is survived by his parents, David C. Grindell and Marjorie H. Simpson, and brother David S. Grindell.
Huber, William E. 1986 HS
Johnson, Gunter R. 1986 JC
Jones, Carl R. 1986 HS ~ 31-Mar-2010 43, formerly of Dumas, Texas, died Wednesday, March 31, 2010. Carl was born March 24, 1967, in Dumas to Louis R. and Jerilynn Jones. He attended school through the 10th grade in Dumas and then graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. He attended Paris Junior College in Paris, Texas, and received his certification as a horologist in 1989, and then received an associate degree from Amarillo College in 2000. As a young person he was involved in Boy Scouts. He was employed at Sebo Tek as a phonics technician. Carl was an artist, enjoyed flying model planes and loved his dogs. He was a member of First Christian Church in Dumas, and while living in Tulsa he attended Tulsa Baptist Temple. He was preceded in death by his father, Louis R. Jones, in December 2009; and his grandmother, Geneva Jones, in March 2010. Survivors include his mother, Jerilynn Jones of Brownfield; two sisters, Jessica Staples of Weatherford and Jennifer Appel of Sugar Land; a brother, David Jones of Temple; three nieces; and four nephews.
Karuzich, Joseph W. 1986 HS ~ 03-Mar-1995
Marshall, Michael Q. 1986 HS
Martin, George P. 1986 HS ~ 22-Oct-2012 George Patrick Martin, 44, passed away Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at San Antonio Military Medical Center in San Antonio from injuries received in a house fire in Hunt, Texas, on July 24, 2012. He was born March 21, 1968, in Austin and grew up in Dallas, Texas. George attended Highland Park High School, The New Mexico Military Institute and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from St. Edwards University. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dr. Claud and Marie Martin and Jack Sparks 1930 JC and Beaulah all of Austin. George leaves behind his wife, Lauren; daughters, Piper, 16, and Campbell, 12, all now living in Galveston; parents, Claude A. Jr., 1964 HS and Sandra “Sandy” Martin of Hunt; sister and brother-in-law, Polly and Lonnie Cooper and their children, Hunter, 20, and Carley, 16, of Houston; loving mother-in-law, Sally Albright of Dallas; and “Brother” Nils Erickson of Hunt. George had many loving uncles, aunts, cousins and friends who will miss him very much. George worked for the Dallas County Juvenile Department and Auto Refinance Source, Inc. In Dallas from 1993 through 2009, when the family moved to Hunt, Texas. He worked at Home Depot and the Kerr County Family Protective Services as a special investigator until his death. George had many passions, first and foremost his family, friends and a deep love of the outdoors. He was a highly respected CPS investigator and loved his profession. Each day he looked forward to helping someone in the community with their troubles. George loved the Hunt property that has been in his family for years. He would never miss his chance to get his yearly “buck”.
Martinez Basurto, Eduardo 1986 HS
Moores, Rohn E. 1986 HS ~ 15-Sep-2002
Nesiba, Mark E. 1986 JC ~ 13-Jun-2009 45, was received by our Lord and entered eternal life on June 13, 2009. Mark accepted the fulltime job in Heaven to watch over and protect his loving mother, Mrs. Joellen Bowden; his four beautiful and intelligent daughters; Natasha Nesiba (16), Nicole Nesiba (14), Katrina Nesiba (8), and little Jessica Nesiba (4); his ex-wife of almost 16 years, Ms. Josephina R. Estrada; his oldest brother Bruce Nesiba and wife, Yulonda, of Dothan, AL; his middle brother Scott Nesiba and wife Laura of Montgomery, AL; nephews, Patrick, Christopher, and Brandon Nesiba; nieces, Emily, Anna Marie and Isabella Nesiba; and aunts and uncles. Mark was preceded in death by his father, Irvin L. Nesiba, and his grandparents, Louis and Hilda Nesiba, and Fred and Vera Frandsen.Mark was born on December 26, 1963. After graduating from high school in Dothan, AL, he spent almost three years in the US Army where he worked as a weapons support radar repairer. He then earned an Associate’s Degree in Arts and Sciences at New Mexico Military Institute and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from NM State University. He began his professional engineering career at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) working as a Co-Op for Raytheon and truly enjoyed working on the Patriot Missile. After that he worked for Aerotherm Corp. At the High Energy Laser Site Test Facility (HELSTF), and finally as a civilian for the Range Operations Directorate where he worked the majority of the time in the Flight Safety Office as a flight safety engineer, which required extensive detailed planning. Mark’s total engineering career at WSMR lasted over 20 years.Mark’s passion was playing with his girls, cooking for them, and catering to their needs. He also enjoyed spending time with his buddy, Edward Roy Tennent, whenever they went fishing, hunting (rabbit, quail, Oryx, deer, and elk), and trying to golf. Ed-Thank you for being Mark’s best friend.
Sanders, Michael A. Jr., 1986 HS ~08-Apr-2012 beloved son of Mike Sanders and the late Lucia Nettle Sanders, Dallas, Texas, was killed April 8, 2012 in Denver, Colorado by a motorist while jogging. Born December 16, 1966 in Dallas, Mike attended Highland Park schools, graduating from New Mexico Military Academy and Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado. An avid skier, mountain climber and all around outdoorsman. Mike joined the US Army at the age of 40 and served with distinction for four years. In addition to his father, he is survived by brothers Todd Sanders and wife Joy, Paul Sanders and wife Jenna; sister Gwen Katz and husband Greg, step-brothers Darren Blanton and wife Julie and Brett Blanton and wife Cheryl, and fourteen nieces and nephews and several aunts and uncles. He is also survived by special friend and former wife, Kirsten Sanders.

Serafino, Mark W. 1986 JC
Smalley, Paul J. 1986 HS
Stubblefield, William G. 1986 HS
Towns, Dewey D. 1986 HS
Waskow, Donald J. 1986 JC ~ 10-Oct-2016
Wilson, Constantine H. 1986 JC ~ 05-17-2017  52, of Midland, VA died peacefully on May 17, 2017. Born in Washington, D.C., on September 19, 1964, he was the son of Theodore and Evelyn Wilson, who preceded him in death. Constantine was a very talented man, who had innumerable skills. This talent from God was evident in his work with New Guard America rifle exhibition drill team, which he founded. The team holds thirteen Guinness World Records, while he personally held nine. His team often placed first as they travelled the world in competition.
Over the years, he assisted the US Navy Ceremonial Honor Guard Drill Team as choreographer and instructor and also coached many different rifle teams. He leaves his devoted wife and sons; Isabelle, Xylan and Nathaniel.

1985

Bartz, Brent A. 1985 HS
Bell, Kevin V. 1985 JC ~ 17-Dec-2001
Bither, Bruce A. 1985 JC ~ 15-Jan-2012 (March 13, 1965 ~ January 15, 2012) “He was the BEST DAD ever! Bruce loved and cared for everyone he met and was well loved in return.” Bruce A. Bither died Jan. 15, 2012 at home in Vancouver, WA, with his loving family around him. He was born in Crescent City, CA, graduated from Eureka High School and College of the Redwoods Nursing Program. Bruce was a retired Registered Nurse from the Emergency Department at Adventist Hospital in Portland, OR. He dearly loved fishing and camping, especially with his father and sister. His family was the most important thing in his life. Bruce is survived by wife, Judy; children, Andrew, Douglas, Benjamin and Molly; parents, Richard and Marilyn Bither; and sister, Dr. Michele Marshall-Krause.
Bleau, Mark 1985 HS
Carpenter, Lowell K., II 1985 JC
Davis, Garry T. 1985 JC
Ebert, Thomas A. L. 1985 JC ~ 08-Jun-1999
Gezelman, Alexandria M. 1985 HS
Greer, Gary D. 1985 JC ~ 19-Feb-2006
Hamby, Timothy C. 1985 HS
Hearne, Shannon S. 1985 HS ~ 31-Jan-2016  passed away on January 31, 2016, in Austin, Texas. He was born on September 16, 1965, in Dallas, Texas. He spent his early life living in many different states including Texas, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and California. After graduating high school at New Mexico Military Institute, Scott went on to graduate from Baylor University where he met his future wife and best friend, Bridgette Hearne. Once married, he and Bridgette lived in Southern California and eventually moved to Texas, first in Houston and then eventually settling in Austin where he finally found his forever home. Scott was an incredibly intelligent man who was driven by many passions. Whether it be his love of live music, spending time outdoors, or all things “Austin”, Scott embraced a quality of life few take the time to absorb. As an avid “social butterfly”, he never met a stranger he didn’t like. But most of all, Scott was so very proud of his son, Ryan. Scott will forever be remembered by his former wife and best friend Bridgette Hearne, his son Ryan Hearne, his father Shannon Craig Hearne and his wife Joni, his stepmother Jeremy Hearne, his brother Stephen Hearne and his wife Cristin, his sister Lindsay Hearne, his grandmother Mildred Landrum, his loving nephews, niece, uncles, cousins, and other friends, and his other best friend Bella (his golden retriever). He is preceded in death by his mother Joyce Hearne, his brother Byron Hearne, and his grandfathers and grandmothers.
Howell, Austin B. 1985 HS ~ 23-Mar-1998
Hunter, Darrin L. 1985 HS
Lasley, Charles K. 1985 JC ~ 30-Dec-2013 of Blue Ridge, TX., born July 1, 1965, passed away December 30, 2013. Preceded in death by father, Charles L. Lasley. Survived by wife of 2 years, Shannon D. Lasley; son, Matthew Lasey & wife; daughter, Meagan Lasley; step-sons, Robert McLain and Hunter McLain; grandchild, Harleigh Lasley; mother, Verna M. Lasley; sisters, Lucille Conkle & husband; Lauraann Allen & husband; many nieces and nephews.
Lowry, Patrick W. 1985 HS ~ 13-Nov-1992
Pritchett, Mary (Urda) 1985 HS ~ 08-May-2007  (10/24/1967 – 5/8/2007) Survived by her husband, Todd Forde Pritchett, her two sons, Christopher Handley and Andrew Handley, her step-son Alexander Pritchett, her mother and father, Pok Tok and Elmer Urda. Beloved by friends and family.
Salcido, Frederick D. 1985 HS ~ 08-Jun-2014 47, a Deming resident passed away Sunday June 8, 2014 at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center in Alamogordo.Visitation will be Thursday June 12, 2014 evening from 5 to 7 at Baca’s Funeral Chapels. The funeral services will be Friday morning at Holy Family Catholic Church with recitation of the rosary at 10 o’clock led by Suzanne Lundy. Mass of the Christian Burial will follow with Fr. Ron Machado as the celebrant. Concluding services and inurnment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.He was born February 12, 1967 in Tularosa to Mary Margaret (Galaz) and Max Robert Salcido and has resided in Deming most his life. Fred received his Bachelor’s degree from New Mexico State University and later continued his education receiving his Master’s degree from Western New Mexico University. He taught at Deming Public Schools for 14 years and most recently was at the Deming Intermediate School. He was the trustee for the Elks Lodge, a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus.Survivors include his daughter, Victoria Salcido of Deming; parents, Max and Mary Margaret “Margie” Salcido of Tularosa; brother, Kevin Salcido and wife Janet of Las Cruces; 3 nieces, Kayla, Jordon & Lauren; uncles and aunt, David & Mae Yniguez and Joe Salcido; special cousins, Korinne Pacheco and daughter, Gabrielle, Valerie (Ron), Geretta (Ben) Abeyta, Katherine (Eliud) Salazar, Robert & Liz Salcido and God-daughter, Aliana.He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jacqueline Marie in 2005
Sanders, Michael A. 1985 HS ~ 08-Apr-2012
Stawasz, Leon Peter 1985 JC
Wicker, Billy C. 1985 HS

1984

Akutagawa, Hugh I. 1984 JC ~ 21-Jan-2015  was born April 27th, 1963 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He grew up in Albuquerque and attended The New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico. Hugh passed away January 21, 2015 from complications after being hospitalized. Hugh was the son of Tazue Akutagawa and late Taro Akutagawa. Hugh is survived by his mother Tazue Akutagawa; brother Yoshiro Akutagawa; sister Keiko Lambert; his niece Midori Lambert; nephew Ryo Lambert. His sister was the late Denise Daly, and he is survived by his brother-in-law Tim Daly, nephew Kyle Daly and niece Shannon Daly.
Aldridge, Daniel J. 1984 JC ~ 26-Jul-2016  Dan Aldridge, 53 lost his battle with cancer in Chandler, Arizona, on July 26, 2016 with his family by his side. Dan was born in Ashland, WI and moved to Lake Havasu City with his family in 1969. Dan attended school in Lake Havasu City and graduated from Lake Havasu High in 1981. Dan was a gifted athlete and student and was a national water skiing champion. He was also a successful entrepreneur growing up, starting and owning two businesses prior to high school graduation. Dan spent his first year in college at New Mexico Military Institute and completed his first year with the highest GPA in his class. That summer, Dan received an appointment to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis and graduated in the top 15% of his class. Dan was accepted to flight school in Pensacola, FL where he went through vigorous training for Naval Aviation. Dan’s Naval career was cut short due to a medical condition and was honorably discharged in 1992. Dan was also a private pilot who enjoyed nothing more than flying. After the Navy, he worked in land development and consulting. Dan was preceded in death by his Father, the Honorable Don Aldridge; Dan is survived by his Mother, Mary (Aldridge) Rock; his sisters Nannette, Sophia, Beth and Tamera; his brothers Mike, Andy and Ray; And numerous nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles. Dan will be greatly missed by his friends and family.
Babicky, Eric N. 1984 HS ~ 29-Mar-1998
Bell, Richard Stephen 1984 HS ~ 16-Aug-2000
Berrian, Maxie C. 1984 JC ~ 19-Nov-1987
Bost, Mark A. 1984 JC ~ 09-May-2005
Bridge, Michael J. 1984 JC ~ 12-Jul-1996 A rosary was recited at 7 pm on July 18, 1996 at the Ballard Chapel for Michael John Bridge, 31, of Roswell, who passed away July 12th at Good Sam Hospital in Phoenix, AZ.  Michael was born August 11, 1964 in Evergreen Park, IL, to Ken and Nancy (Brinka) Bridge both of whom survive him.  Michael had been a lifelong resident of Roswell.  He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute in 1984, with an associate degree and went on to New Mexico State University where he received a BA in Criminal Justice.   He was a manager for Maloof Motels for a few years and was of the Catholic faith.  In addition to his parents, other survivors include his brothers, David K. Bridge and his wife Gaylenn of Arizona and Ian K. Bridge and his wife Peggy, of Las Cruces; sister, Laura J. Eldridge and husband, Travis, of Roswell; nephews, Lane Eldridge and Christian Bridge and niece Cera Bridge.
Caird, Christopher 1984 HS
Dawes, John A. 1984 JC ~ 31-Aug-2015
Douglas, Blythe K. ~ 01-May-2018 devoted and loving father, husband, son, brother and friend, died on May 1, 2018. He owned and operated Douglas Piano Movers and worked more than 30 years at Hyatt Regency, Maui. This vital man of action, service and love will be dearly missed. He was born in Lafayette, Louisiana on August 20, 1965. Blythe is survived by his treasured wife, Clarissa; daughter, Katie; son Elijah; parents, Bill and Kathryn Douglas; siblings, Cody, Creseda, Annie and Lane.
Field, OFF Judson D. 1984 HS ~ 31-Aug-2002
Fowler, Michael M. 1984 HS
Hallberg, Donald W. 1984 HS
Holton, Robert b. 1982 HS-1984 JC ~ 14-Jan-2018  passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018, in Midland, Texas. Robert was born on January 12, 1963, in Midland, Texas, to Martha Arnold Holton and Walter Bonnell Holton, Jr. He is survived by his sister, Tammy Smith, and her husband, Bill; and by his brother, Van Holton, and his wife, Pattye. He is also survived by nephew Will Smith and his wife, Casey, and their children Archer and Bosun; nephew Sam Holton and his wife, Savanna, and their son Graham; niece Elizabeth Wilson and her husband, Bryan, and their children, Kenzie, Alex, Libby, and Holton; and niece Vanna Boulter and her husband, Blaine, and their daughter, Ellie Mae. He also leaves behind several aunts, an uncle, and many cousins, and his constant companion, his sweet little dog, Daisy.
King, Kevin T. 1984 JC
Kirby, John P. 1984 JC
Martinez-Delatorre, Martin 1984 JC ~ 07-Jul-2004
McConnell, Donald C. 1984 HS
McKnight, Randy C. 1984 HS
Neil, David C. 1984 HS ~ 25-May-1998
Pool, James L., Jr. 1984 HS ~ 13-Feb-2013 Jim was born August 23, 1966 in Garland, TX. He died February 13, 2013 peacefully in his sleep, while on a sales trip in Gallup, NM. Jim attended Garland public schools, Montessori, New Mexico Military Inst., UT Dallas and Univ. of WY. He was preceded in death by his father James L. Pool, Sr. He is survived by his mother Jeri Pool Marcus & brother Kevin Pool with wife Lisa, and also many close friends and their families. He was a true friend and beloved son and brother.
Raab, James W. 1984 HS ~ 14-Aug-1997
Sandoval, Rodriquez 1984 HS
Smith, James E. 1984 HS ~ 13-Oct-2006
Stanley, Jack R., Jr. 1984 JC ~ 28-May-2006
Wingert, Tom F. 1984 HS ~ 28-Sep-1999

1983

Barnhill, Kenneth A. 1983 HX ~ 23-Jan-2017 age 52, of Roswell, NM, passed away Monday, January 23, 2017. Kenneth was born on March 17, 1964 in Lamar, Colorado, to Roger Lee and Myrtle Minerva [auth] Barnhill. Some of the things he loved were being outdoors “hunting and fishing,” The Walking Dead TV show, watching movies, as well as his favorite video game Warcraft and years ago Dungeons and Dragons. He is preceded in death by his parents Roger Lee and Myrtle Minerva Barnhill, and his sister Serena Jo Phillips. He is survived by his sisters Lorraine Crane and her husband Rob, Cynthia Holladay and her husband Chris, Lisa Gamboa, Lorna Barnhill,; brother Lyle Phillips and his wife Virginia, Randall Barnhill, Lesley Barnhill; nephews Robert Crane, Jr., Jeremy Phillips; nieces Angela Phillips, Heather Holladay; and his furry companions Dolly, Teke, and Precious.
Batjer, Thomas M. 1983 JC ~ 20-Dec-2008  46, passed away Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, in Fort Worth. Tom was born Dec. 17, 1962, in Dallas to Robert and Jacqueline Batjer. He attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell later serving in the U.S. Army. Tom had resided in the Fort Worth area for the past 14 years. He was a member of St. Luke’s in the Meadow Episcopal Church where he served on the vestry. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert D. Batjer, Jr., Survivors: Wife, Christina Batjer; daughters, Ashley Nicole and Paris Elizabeth Batjer; mother, Jaqueline Batjer of Abilene; brother, Jim Batjer and wife, Shawn, of Plano; sister, Jane Anne Batjer of St. Louis, Mo.; aunt, Susan Shelton of Abilene; and uncle, the Rev. Tommy Bye of Marble Falls.
Blair, Robert A. 1983 HS
Blomstrand, Robert F. 1983 JC
Bowlin, Bryan C. 1983 HS ~ 31-Jan-2012 was born July 2, 1965 in Grants, N.M. and passed away January 31, 2012 in Reno, Nev. Bryan will be missed by his family and a multitude of dear friends in Bullhead City, Las Vegas, and Grants, N.M. He left behind his son, Christian, in Tennessee, his Dad and Mom, Ronald and Carlene of Bullhead City, his brother, James in Kingman, AZ, and his brother, Alan in Medical Lake, Wash. WE LOVE YOU ALWAYS, BRYAN!!
Burnside, Lisa E. 1983 HS
Casey, Walter G. 1983 HS ~ 02-Nov-2017
Chase, Troy 1983 HS
Cook, Stanley H. 1983 JC ~ 17-Jun-2014  of McKinney, Texas passed away June 17, 2014 at the age of 52. He was born May 5, 1962 to Dan Hamilton Cook and Nancy (Kelly) Cook in Dallas, Texas. Stanley married Kelly Culver on June 25, 1994 in Dallas, Texas. He is of the Methodist faith.Stanley is survived by his wife, Kelly Cook of McKinney, Texas; children, Mason Mobly and wife Jamaica of McKinney, Texas and Ross Cook of McKinney, Texas; grandson, Mason Mobly II of McKinney, Texas; mother, Nancy Cook of McKinney, Texas; brother, Jeffrey Cook of Dallas, Texas; sister, Cynthia Cook of Shreveport, Louisiana; and a host of other loving family and friends.He was preceded in death by his father, Dan Hamilton Cook.
Cullen, Kevin S. 1983 JC ~ 12-Nov-2012 was born on December 5, 1960 in Denver, Colorado. He joined the Army in 1980 and served until 1990. Kevin was in business with his father for many years selling aircraft manuals to pilots all over the world. He loved his work and was very professional at it. Kevin was preceded in death by his father Jim, and his sister Kelly Ann. He leaves behind his wife, Mary Russelavage, mother, Grace, brothers; Terry and Patrick, sisters; Colleen Monsarrat and Cathy Andrianakos. He will be greatly missed.
Entwisle, Chuck E. 1983 JC ~ 29-Aug-2011 lost his battle with brain cancer Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, at age 47. Chuck was born Sept. 20, 1963, in Vernal, Utah, the son of Charles and Margaret Greene Entwisle. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute, Utah State University and Devry Institute. He married Patricia Lynn Morton on Sept. 10, 1986, in South Jordan, Utah. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. Survivors: wife of 25 years, Pat Entwisle; daughters, Samantha “Sami” and Camille Entwisle; parents; and siblings, Ange, Marcy, Margy, Joe and Carrie.
Goff, Uwe W. 1983 HS ~ 01-Aug-2017
Goodall, Michael T. 1983 HS ~ 08-Jan-2013 47, formerly of Las Cruces, New Mexico, passed away on January 8, 2013, after a short Illness at the Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Survivors include his only son Ryan Goodall of Independence, Missouri, parents Don and Carole Goodall of Las Cruces, New Mexico, brother Kevin Goodall of Las Cruces, and other relatives. Michael was born on March 11, 1965 in Jackson, California. After the family moved to Las Cruces, he attended Las Cruces High School, New Mexico Military Institute, and New Mexico State University. Michael loved animals, enjoyed sports, especially wrestling, and excelled at Motocross racing. He was the Internet Technology Manager of an on-line business of a medical firm in Las Vegas.
Kennedy, Scott R. 1983 HS ~ 14-Mar-2013 was a American comic, who appeared on Comedy Central. Openly gay, he co-founded the Gay Comedy Jam. For many years, he performed many times a year for U.S. troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, both through the USO and as part of his own comedy troupe. Kennedy was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and raised there and in Hobbs. He attended New Mexico Military Institute and graduated from Monterey High School in Lubbock, Texas, after his family moved there, and then studied psychology at the College of Santa Fe. He got his start in comedy in 1986 at an open mic night at the Froggy Bottoms Comedy Club in Lubbock, where a friend had entered him in a comedy contest. He moved to Houston and then in 1999 to Los Angeles. He had a successful stand-up career, performing at clubs throughout the country. He was featured performer at HBO’s US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado, and on Comedy Central was so successful on Premium Blend that he was given a half-hour special in 2004. Kennedy was openly gay, participating for example in Jason Stuart’s 2004 improvised comedy film about gay dating, 10 Attitudes. However, he was a footballer in high school and his burly “linebacker” or “lumberjack” looks often led audiences to be surprised when he revealed his sexual orientation at the end of a set. In 1994, with his partner Kevin Maye, he co-founded the Gay Comedy Jam, which toured over 150 cities in the US and Canada; he was the “Oscar” character to Maye’s “Felix”.Beginning in the mid-2000s, Kennedy began touring extensively to entertain American troops on active duty, starting with USO tours in Afghanistan with Dave Attell. He formed his own touring company, Comics Ready to Entertain, to go to more dangerous places than the USO was willing to send him to, performing up to five times a day on over 50 tours in Afghanistan and Iraq.
King, Jeffrey H. 1983 JC
Knowles, John D. 1983 JC ~ 26-Jan-2007  died January 26, 2007, in Lamar, CO. He was born October 13, 1962. John was a 1981 graduate of Mingus Union High School. He was raised in the Verde Valley from 1969 until his high school graduation. John played football, basketball, and baseball growing up with his brothers and all of his wonderful childhood friends. After high school, he attended New Mexico Military Institute and earned a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He then attended Arizona State University, where he received his BS in Business Administration. He served eight years as an officer in the Air Defense Artillery branch, including service in Iraq, and was honorably discharged as a captain from his last assignment in Germany. He returned to the Verde Valley and became a Realtor, working for Selna & Associates. He recently moved to Colorado Springs, CO, to be closer to his youngest daughter Meagan. John is survived by his two daughters; Dominique Knowles of Cottonwood, Meagan Knowles, Colorado Springs, CO, two grandchildren; his mother, Barbara Knowles, of Dewey, two sisters Cathy Kenson, Christine Seall, and three brothers, Steve Knowles, Mike Knowles, and Kevin Knowles.
Lair, Weldon H. 1983 HS ~ 22-Apr-1997
Love, William J. 1983 JC ~ 02-Oct-2008
Matise, Victor K. 1983 JC ~ 03-Jan-2004
Moreno, Martin 1983 JC
Morey, Gary L. 1983 JC ~ 21-Feb-2010 47, of Fort Worth entered into God’s presence on Sunday, February 21, 2010 in Huntsville, Texas. Gary is survived by his loving wife of 8 years, Janis T. Morey; parents, Charles and Maxine Morey; sisters, Julie Carker and her husband, Joe, Jayne Williams and her husband, Matt and Glenda Garcia and her husband, Alex. He also leaves to cherish his memory numerous other relatives and a host of friends.
Mortimer, Steven E. 1983 HS
Nakaahiki, Clarence A. “Bully” 1983 JC ~ 15-Jun-2010 46, of Waimea, Hawaii, died June 15, 2010, at home. Born in Waimea, Kauai, he was a former police officer with the Honolulu Police Department, director of security and night manager for Seascape Resort in Aptos, CA, and a first lieutenant with the Hawaii Army National Guard. Survived by wife, Victorialei “Nohea” Nakaahiki of Waimea; daughter, Mahealani Nakaahiki of Waimea; son, Max Nakaahiki of Waimea; paternal grandmother, Minnie Nakaahiki of Kekaha; mother, Caroline Nakaahiki of Kekaha; brothers, Mitchel (Sherry) Nakaahiki of Boron, Calif., Henry (Sylvia) Nakaahiki, Jr., of Kekaha, Clint (Haunani) Nakaahiki of Honolulu, Lyle (Yvette) Nakaahiki of Hanapepe, Kauai; sisters, Debra (Larry) Gates and Lynn Nakaahiki of Rainier, OR, Minnie (Anthony) Natividad of Waimea, Kauai, Kahelelani (Lefty) Kanahele of Kekaha; numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Quintana, Kenneth M. 1983 JC
Sisto, Michael B. 1983 JC
Smart, LTC Albert E., USA 1983 JC ~ 28-May-2005  Global War on Terrorism-Killed in service – died May 28, 2005, while serving his country in Afghanistan.
Sumera, Charles H. 1983 JC ~ 22-Jan-2010  died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Jan. 22, 2010, at age 46. Born in Honolulu on May 23, 1963, he worked with the State Housing Authority as a groundskeeper. He is survived by his parents, Herman and Guillerma “Irma” Sumera; brother, Andrew (Jessica Choy) Sumera; sister, Susan (Brian) Caseria, all of Hilo; nieces, Kamalei Caseria of Oæahu and Brooke Caseria of Hilo; nephew Ranson Yoneda of Hilo; numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins.
Sutherland, Scott K. 1983 JC ~ 15-Sep-2009
Teran, Steven S. 1983 JC
Vidal-Plaza, Efrain N., Jr. 1983 JC ~ 02-Sep-2005
Walker, Mark A. 1983 JC ~ 26-Jan-2006
Ward, John R. 1983 HS ~ 02-Jul-2001
Wolfe, David A., Jr. 1983 HS ~ 26-Oct-2006 41, passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2006. He was born in Wakefield, MI, on October 26, 1965. He was a graduate of Gallup High School and attended Gogebic Junior College and the New Mexico Military Institute. David, Jr. was preceded in death by his grandparents Myrt and Orville Hansen and Oscar and Ida Wolfe both of Ewen, MI, Uncle David Cummings and Aunt Barb Lindsey. David, Jr. is survived by his parents David and Joanne Wolfe of Fernley, sister, Melissa Tait and her husband Jim of Winnemucca and Michelle Lovato of Gallup, NM, nieces Quinn, Quartney, Mattea, Jordan, Bailey and Lexus. He is also survived by a very special nephew, James, Aunt Susan and Uncle Bob Giesen of Minneapolis and Aunt Karen and Uncle Mike Wolfe of Las Vegas.

1982

Barham, Christopher W. 1982 HS
Bogle, Robert L. 1982 HS ~ 06-Mar-2000 
Braddock, James K 1982 HS ~ 26-Apr-2005
Briere, Michael J. 1982 JC ~ 07-May-2016 of Sierra Vista, AZ, passed away on May 7, 2016 at his home after a brief illness. Michael was born on July 7, 1962 in Altus, Oklahoma, to Donald and Helen Briere. He attended Kalaheo High School in Hawaii, graduating in 1980. He enlisted in the army reserve, eventually earning the rank of major. He attended the University of Central Arkansas, graduating with an associate’s degree in history and a bachelor’s degree in english. He also attended Cochise College, graduating with an associate’s degree in nursing in 2010. Michael loved reading and learning and was knowledgeable and well-versed on a wide range of subjects. He liked to watch movies and was especially fond of science fiction. He was a gym enthusiast and rarely missed a day exercising and lifting weights at Summit Fitness. Michael took pleasure in working with his hands and tools, and had been remodeling his home prior to the onset of his illness. He had recently started cooking and improving in his skill. He was a great story-teller blessed with a hearty laugh and the gift of gab, and he will truly be missed. Michael is survived by his wife of 16 years, Laura (Sperry) Briere of Sierra Vista, AZ; his mother and step-father, Helen and Joseph Echevarria, of Conway, AR; three children: Stephanie Verseman and her husband, Nicholas, of Largo, FL; Michael Briere of Largo, FL, and Kurtis Briere of Richmond, VA; three brothers: Christopher Briere and his wife, Julie, of Little Rock, AR, Todd Briere and his wife, Karen, of San Antonio, TX, and Eric Briere and his partner, Joel Preciado, of Austin, TX; a sister, Cheri Woodward, and her husband, Timothy, of Ogdensburg, NY; three grandchildren, and many uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, and cousins. Michael was predeceased by his father, Donald “Frenchie” Briere on March 18, 2012.
Burnside, Mark D. 1982 HS
Campbell, James W., Jr. 1982 HS
Champlin, Leslie P. 1982 HS ~ 31-Jul-2007
Dickey, Matthew G. 1982 JC
Duran, Mark A. 1982 JC ~ 01-Jan-2010 age 47, passed away January 1, 2010 in Santa Fe, NM. He was preceded in death by his father, Bernie J. Duran; brother, Andrew Duran; grandparents, Mable Catanach and Don Gonzalez; uncles: Phillip and Alfred Gonzales; aunt, Adela Gonzales; and cousin, Annette Gonzales. Mark, also known as “Duranimal” was a graduate of St. Michael’s High School in 1980. He played football from 1977-1980 and led the state in rushing and touchdowns a record held for many years. In 1980, Mayor Art Trujillo proclaimed November 19 as Mark Duran Day. Mark also excelled in baseball throughout his youth. He attended NM Military Institute 1981-82, and NMHU 1982-1983. Mark enjoyed skiing, weight lifting, biking, camping and spending time with his children and family. He loved his family’s pets, Miles and Aldo. He is survived by his mother, JoAnn G. Duran; his children: Kayleigh Duran, Justin Duran and the mother of his children and best friend, Joy Trujillo; his sister, Carmella (Leonard); brothers: Joseph, Matthew, Greg and Paul (Michelle); and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces and friends. “Daddy, I love you and I will miss you forever.” “Love, your son, Justin” “Dad, thanks for being such a loving father. Justin and I love you so much, and will greatly miss you.” Love, your baby, Kayleigh Mark, I’m going to miss you so much; your smile, your warm heart and most of all your friendship. Thank you for two beautiful children.Leslie Prescott Champlin 1982 HS, 43, of Mesa, AZ, died Tuesday, July 31, 2007. Leslie was born September 13, 1963, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings. She is survived by her parents, Bill and Ann Champlin of Chandler, AZ; her sister and brother-in-law, Sargi and John Grijalva of Mayer, AZ; two nephews; five grand-nephews and nieces. Also surviving her are aunts and uncles, Sandy and John Champlin of Fountain Hills, AZ, Jane and Jack Giddings, Nancy and Terry Bathe, Jill Champlin and Jo Davidson, all of Hastings, NE; uncles, Edwin Bishop of Baton Rouge, LA; Jim Bishop of Kuwait; and various cousins.
Flores, Ricardo J. 1982 JC ~ 01-Jan-1996
Green, Kenneth L. 1982 JC
Hofer, Daniel P. 1982 JC
Hunt, James S. 1982 JC
Hutchins, Lincoln C. 1982 JC
Isaacs, Randall L. 1982 HS ~ 14-Dec-2011
Lind, John, IV 1982 HS
Nalda, Julie M. 1982 HS ~ 22-Aug-2011
Russiano, David M. 1982 JC ~ 20-Jan-1999
Sanchez, Donald R. “Ray” 1982 HS ~ 25-Jul-2010 September 22, 1961 a child is born and struggles with life. Through the love of his family one year later he is able to leave the hospital and join them. With that love and strong family support he went on to honorably serve his country and his city. Father of three, Donald, Jr., Steven, and Ashley, grandfather of two, Lilian and Isabella. Don Sanchez has left this world to enjoy the love of the Lord. His spirit has moved but the love he demonstrated will live on through those that knew him.
Sanchez, Gino F. 1982 HS ~ 08-Jul-2013 age 48, passed away suddenly on Monday, July 8. Gino was a Belen native, born on July 28, 1964, and attended St. Mary’s Elementary School and Belen Junior High before going to NMMI, where he graduated with honors. He received a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in construction management. Gino worked in the Chicago area, Puerto Rico and Brazil for Turner Construction Company. He also worked for Motorola as head of real estate and construction for Latin America before beginning his own construction and waste management company in Brazil. Gino has been living and working in Brazil for the past 17 years. Most recently, he was contracted by Swift to work in Angola on a natural gas project. Gino was a man who knew no stranger. He touched the lives of all who met him. He was preceded in death by his father, Nick Sanchez. Gino is survived by his wife of 16 years, Minna McKimmey Sanchez three children, Philip, Thomas and Marisol his mother, Juanita Otero Sanchez his four brothers, John, Nicholas, James and Carlo as well as his two sisters, Consuelo Fossati and Maria Elena Seager and six nieces and nephews.
Schwartz, Dominique A. 1982 HS
Sellen, Steven E. 1982 JC
Slade, Sean C. 1982 HS ~ 25-May-2012 Age 47, passed away suddenly on May 25, 2012. Surviving Sean are his father David; mother Billie Hudgins; sister Kaye Peery; brothers Dave, Jr., and Scott C. Slade 1986 HS; daughters Sierra and Savannah.
Tetterton, Willie G., Jr. 1982 JC ~ 05-Sep-2008 7, passed away Sept. 5, 2008, in Gary, IN.  Born in Norfolk, he was a truck driver for Transport Unlimited, Reedsville, VA. Gene is survived by his wife, Bette Tetterton; parents, Willie G. Tetterton, Sr. and Sandra McHarg Tetterton of Virginia Beach; daughter, Stacey Mills and husband Jeremiah of Norfolk; sister, Pamela Tetterton of Atlanta; brother, Patrick Tetterton of Virginia Beach; and granddaughter, Katherine Mills.
Thinnes, Thomas A. 1982 HS
Todd, Gregory D. 1982 JC ~ 11-Dec-1998
Tsosie, Franklin, Jr. 1982 JC ~ 20-Jul-2002
Vars, Juan C. 1982 JC
Webb, James D. 1982 JC ~ 25-Jul-2009
Woodfin, James M. 1982 HS ~ 22-Nov-2012 On Nov. 22, 2012, the remains of James Marshall “Jay” Woodfin of Meridian, Texas, were found in Bosque County after a six-month search. He had been in failing health the last several years. He was 50 years old. Jay was born in San Angelo, Texas, on Dec. 30, 1962, to Jack Ulmer and Maribel Holland Ulmer. Maribel later married Bill Woodfin, who then adopted Jay. Jay loved cars and was a master mechanic. He could fix just about anything that needed repair, not limiting himself to cars. He delighted in filling the “ready ranger” kits of his family with specialty tools. He believed in always being ready for anything and heartily loved a good adventure! Jay loved riding his motorcycle and taking road trips with Rosie, his partner in life, love and adventure. Standing 6 feet, 5 inches tall, Jay was a big man with an even bigger heart. He did not tolerate bullying of any sort and would quickly come to the aid of the underdog. Jay never met a stranger and always enjoyed a good party! Whether it was having a beer with his friends, grilling with family or simply sitting on the porch drinking iced tea and swapping lies. Over the years, Jay had various dogs that sat on the porch with him, but he had a special fondness for his Dachsunds: Spud, Wrinkles and most recently, Chloe, who he taught to retrieve birds while he was hunting. Jay loved the outdoors. He was an avid hunter, gun collector and fisherman. One of his great pleasures in life was passing on this knowledge to his kids, nieces and nephews. Sometimes learning these skills would require that you listen to one of Jay’s many stories, which usually ended in great roars of laughter. He loved a good joke, whether it was on him or one he had carefully planned. He just loved to make people laugh, which he did very well. Jay believed in family first and exemplified this in his life. The births of his daughters were two of his proudest moments. He took special pride in his nieces and nephews, treating them like his own children. He is survived by parents Maribel Woodfin of Lorena, Texas, Jack (Margie) Ulmer of Carlton, Ore., and Bill (Pat) Woodfin of San Angelo, Texas; his partner, Rose Marie Rose of Meridian, Texas; one sister, Michelle (John) Small of Lexington, Ky.; two daughters, Jaclyn (James) Wengier and Jenilee Woodfin, both of Granbury; nieces and nephews, Lindsay (Aaron) Oliver, Chris Grimes, Josh Grimes, Wade (Natalie) Woodfin, Lauren Grimes and Rowdy (Kim) Woodfin; grandchildren Emilee, Jude and Steven Wengier; great-nieces and nephews Gabriel and Kenzie Woodfin, Faith Barnes and Alex Oliver; sister-in-law Cheryl Anderson (Wesley Woodfin); and former wife and mother of his children, Cheryl (Shon) Hacker. His brother, Wesley C. Woodfin 1982 HS, preceded him in death.
Woodfin, Wesley C. 1982 HS ~ 01-Aug-1985
Young, Robert L. 1982 JC ~ 06-Mar-2018 On Tuesday, March 6, 2018, Robert Lawrence Young severed the bonds of this beautiful Earth and of his loving family and joined his Holy Father in Heaven. This gentle and giving soul is now at peace. Rob was born April 8, 1962 in Kerrville, Texas, to Dr. Joel E. and Gayle H. Young. He attended schools in Dallas; graduating from Zion Lutheran school and then from Bryan Adams High School in 1980. During his school years he was a member of the YMCA Indian Guides and, later, the Boy Scouts of America wherein he attained the rank of Eagle (1976). He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, NM, in 1982. He served in the United States Army Reserve from 1982 to 1990, commissioned as 2nd lieutenant, promoted to 1st lieutenant in 1985. He trained and served with the 387th Engineers as Platoon Leader/Nuclear-Biological-Chemical Protection Officer. Rob had many talents and abilities from computer construction, repair and programming, photography and videography, teaching in his fields of specialty, including safety and efficiency in the workplace to design and construction of various models and devices. He was rewarded by his former employer, Lehigh Henson Company, “for the finest video and film productions, and work created for the web.” He did similar work for his last employer, Moneygram. He won a blue ribbon for his original model of the “Starship Enterprise” at the State Fair of Texas. He also spent a lot of time traveling to Albuquerque to visit his daughter and her husband and their children who called him “Granpa Texas!” Rob is survived by his children, Marilyn Gayle and her husband, Christopher Grubbs, and Raymond Lawrence Young and wife Raquel, and their mother, Elaine Medina Young, former wife, Rosaland Young, by three grandchildren, Giuliana (Gigi) Grubbs, Christian Grubbs and Jack Riley Young; his parents, Joel and Gayle Young; his sister, Ginger Anderson and her husband, Mark; and his brother, Randy Young and wife, Christy; and his niece, Sarah Anderson; and nephews, Nathan, Justin and Jonathan Young. Rob was baptized in the Casa Linda Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Texas March 27, 1975.

1981

Betancourt, Alex A. 1981 HS ~ 01-May-1989
Black, David B. 1981 HS ~ 27-Mar-1993
Brown, Gregory M. 1981 HS
Burt, Walter M. 1981 HS ~ 26-Feb-2003
Caulfield, 2LT Paul B. 1981 JC
Cox, Kenneth L. 1981 HS ~ 04-Nov-2005
Eswonia, Leroy C. 1981 JC ~ 18-Sep-1998
Famulare, Joseph M. 1981 HS
Fletcher, Scott V. 1981 HS ~ 13-May-2000 36, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died Saturday, May 13, 2000. He is survived by his wife, Anne M. Fletcher of Albuquerque; son, Mark W. Fletcher of Lancaster, CA; mother, Mary L. Fletcher of Albuquerque; father, Harvey A. Fletcher of Pittsburgh, PA; brother, David A. Fletcher; and sister, Gayle Hilton, both of Albuquerque. Mr. Fletcher graduated from NMMI. He owned and operated a self storage and internet business. Mr. Fletcher was a recipient of the Jefferson Award for his participation in the rescue of Baby Jessica. He was a member of Central United Methodist Church. Mr. Fletcher served on the Vender’s Committee for the Albuquerque Flea Market at the State Fairgrounds.
Gruger, Jack L. 1981 HS ~ 20-Jan-2011 47, passed away, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, in Tularosa. He was born Jan. 26, 1963, in Alamogordo to William S. Gruger, III and Joann L. (Snyder) Gruger. Survivors include his mother, Joann Gruger of Tularosa; brother, Steve Gruger and wife Lee of Albuquerque; sister, Jill Gutierrez and husband Steve of Las Cruces; brother, Joe Gruger and wife Jacque of Las Vegas, Nev.; brother, Jon Gruger of Livermore, Calif.; brother, Michael Gruger and wife Jennifer of Albuquerque; three nephews; six nieces; four grandnephews and six grandnieces. He was preceded in death by his father, William S. Gruger, III. The Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, at St. Francis de Paula Catholic Church in Tularosa by Celia Garica. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at St. Francis de Paula Catholic Church with Father Clifford Herle, OFM, celebrant. Pallbearers include Mark Garwood, Mat Garwood, Michael Salazar, John Kowatch, Louie Kowatch, Tom Nelson and Jimmy John Vigil.
Huss, Robert B. 1981 JC
Kirkpatrick, Scott M. 1981 HS ~ 01-Apr-1988
Lloyd, John J., II 1981 HS
McDonald, Adriana M. 1981 JC ~ Jan 2014
Mentesana, Michael J. 1981 HS
Merts, Ronald F. 1981 JC ~ 09-Aug-2010
Musser, Ronald L. 1981 HS ~ 06-Jun-2008 Musser, 45, died June 6, 2008, in Albuquerque. He was born May 31, 1963, in Gallup. Musser graduated from New Mexico Military in Roswell in 1981 with honors. He lived and worked in Gallup until 1989 when he moved to Midland, Texas, where he began a career in the construction industry. He lived in Midland and Dallas until moving to Albuquerque, in 1995, where he worked in the construction/building maintenance field. Survivors include his sons, Peter J. Musser of Gallup, Ronald J. Musser of Dallas; daughter, Britney Musser of Dallas; parents, Francis and Luis Mares; brothers, Scott Musser of Chino Hills, CA, Chris Musser of Albuquerque. Musser was preceded in death by his father, Peter James Musser; grandparents, Jesus and Lilly Yepez, George and Jean Musser.
Navarro, Arturo C. 1981 JC
Pollard, Robert D. 1981 HS ~ 06-Dec-2004
Prince, Kevin W. 1981 JC
Rallis, Chris G. 1981 JC
Richardson, LTC Iris K., NEARNG (Ret) 1981 JC ~ 19-Jul-2015 was born Aug. 3, 1961, in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, to Laura and Leland Hudspeth. She attend the New Mexico Military Institute and UC Davis. After school she joined the Army and served for 17 years. While in the military she moved to Seward in the late ’80s and would stay until 2006. In 2006 she moved to Rolla, Missouri, to be closer to family. On July 1, 2015, she received a heart transplant. After fighting valiantly for 18 days, on July 19, 2015, at 3:32 a.m., God called her home. She is preceded in death by her father Leland Hudspeth, sister Sheila Parker and niece Ashely Carr. She is survived by her mother Laura New, sister Karen Kelly, brother-in-law Bryce Kelly, son Tobijah Richardson, daughters Halsey and Callie Rousselle, and grandson Madden Richardson.
Sandoval, Kevin J. 1981 HS ~ 15-Aug-1988
Schmidt-Till, Erich 1981 HS
Slagoske, Glen B. 1981 HS ~ 26-Aug-2010 Glen died in an airplane crash in Wilcox, Arizona, on Thursday, August 26, 2010, while flying his airplane from San Diego, California, to his new job with Platinum Aviation in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Born November 1, 1963, to parents, Bob and Barbara Slagoske of Roseburg, Oregon. Glen grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he began flying at the age of 16. After graduating from New Mexico Military Institute and the aviation school in Lubbock, Texas, Glen pursued his career in aircraft maintenance and his love of flying in San Diego, California.
Smith, David B. 1981 HS
Sullivan, CPT Edward J. P., USA 1981 JC ~ 01-Jul-1993
Thompson, Scott K. 1981 HS
Valdez, Steven J. 1981 JC ~ 12-Mar-2013
Vallejos, 2LT Kenneth J. 1981 JC ~ 13-Dec-2009 48, passed away suddenly December 13, 2009 in West Jordan, Utah. Born November 20, 1961 in Socorro, New Mexico, son of Johnny J. Vallejos and Lupe Grego. Married Jenifer Peay on Dec. 1, 1995 in Sandy, Utah; later solemnized in the Jordan River Temple. Active member of the LDS Church. He loved to serve others and stressed the importance of gaining an education. He was an avid golfer. Survived by wife, Jenifer; children: Braeden, Rebecca, Makayla and Devyn; father, Johnny Vallejos; mother-in-law, Marcia Peay; siblings: Patricia, Joseph, Chris, Stephen, John and Richard.
Vance, Stephen A. 1981 HS
Varela, Julian R. 1981 JC ~ 29-Dec-2011 Age 49, of Taos passed away on December 29, 2011. Julian’s time was tragically cut short because of a traffic accident. He is predeceased by his brother, Conner R. Quintana. He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Marci Beatty; his daughters: Hannah and Mary Margaret Varela, all of Taos. He is also survived by his mother, Susan MacDonell and her husband, Tom of Santa Fe; his father, Frank Varela of Albuquerque; his god-mother, Kathryn Hamilton; and god-son, Ryan Sean Varela 2000 HS (Heather Tausch); his brothers: Dr. Charles D. Varela 1977 HS-1979 JC (Debra) and Frank Jacob Varela (Gretel Wananmacher); his sisters, Roberta S. Pillado and Gabriela Lucero-Rogers (Jay); as well as a large extended family in Pecos, Santa Fe & Taos. Julian was a graduate of NM Military Institute, achieved an undergraduate degree in Accounting at the University of Texas at Arlington, then went on to earn a Doctor of Jurisprudence at the University of New Mexico Law School. He later returned to studies at the University of Denver earning a LLM in Taxation and Estate Planning. He was a member of the State Bars of New Mexico & Colorado and practiced law in Taos and Northern New Mexico for 18 years. He was a former Probate Judge in Taos County. He was a member of Rotary International, a scholar, and he was a great humanitarian, sponsoring poverty-stricken children in foreign countries such as Thailand and Cambodia. He was proud to be a liberal Democrat. He was also the best lawyer you could hope to have represented you in court. Julian loved the outdoors, no matter what the weather was, for hiking, running, camping or just relaxing by a river or spring. Traveling and learning about different cultures was his passion. He was a great skier and an avid rider of motorcycles. He loved all kinds of music especially Country and Western (Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard), Rock and Roll (AC-DC, Bruce Springsteen and Kid Rock), and folk (John Denver and Gordon Lightfoot), just to name a few. He loved to sing and dance, no matter what the occasion. He had the ability to get along with anyone. He loved to read and write and his writing skills were powerful. He took his job as a lawyer very seriously, but also seriously knew how to have a good time. He had a fantastic sense of humor, and his kids used to say that he had to come to their childhood parties because “he would bring the fun”. Julian was a devoted husband and father. His daughters and wife were his best friends, and he had many other good friends. He taught his daughters something new everyday. He was a mentor to everyone he knew in different ways. The light of his spirit was that of one of a kind, and he was never afraid to try new things. He loved making the people around him smile. He loved his family and friends more than anything and enjoyed spending time with them. He will be greatly missed by many whose lives he touched.
Vodzak, PFC Stephen S. 1981 HS
Wagner, Robert K. 1981 JC ~ 04-Apr-2007 Born Dec. 3, 1959, passed away April 4, 2007 after a very lengthy illness. Lived in the Mesquite area his entire life. Graduated from North Mesquite High School where he was an all-district football player. Attended New Mexico Military Institute on a scholarship. 4 year Veteran of the U.S. Army. Survived by parents Robert C. And Betty Wagner of Sunnyvale, TX; sister and brother-in-law, Lisa and Lee Humphries and nephews, Lee Ryan and Logan Humphries all of Royse City, TX; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Weiss, A. Richard 1981 HS ~ 25-Jun-1997
Widmoyer, Kevin A. 1981 HS ~ 15-Dec-2000
Wiles, 2LT Howard L. 1981 JC ~ 05-Nov-2010
Wing, Charles S. 1981 HS ~ 24-Jul-2012
Woods, Peter R. 1979 HS-1981 JC ~ 20-Feb-2018  was born July 21, 1961. He passed awat February 20, 2108. Much of who he was is because of his educations and training from NMMI.