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August 4, 2017

Anne H. Taulbee

Sept. 27, 1930 - July 31, 2017

Anne Huntington Taulbee (Thrapp) passed away peacefully, on July 31, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease. Born in Coshocton, Ohio on September 27, 1930, Anne moved to Oxford, Ohio in 1967 where she received her BA in education and MA in guidance and counseling degrees from Miami University. She was a teacher at Kramer Elementary School for 25 years and continued to tutor students at Sylvan Learning Center until her diagnosis and retirement in 2008. An avid lover of music, Anne was an active volunteer for WMUB at Miami University, working behind the scenes and on the air with Phyllis "Mama Jazz" Campbell for over 15 years. Anne loved photography, oil painting, gardening, fishing, and actively being a grandmother. Anne is preceded in her death by her parents, Fern and Joseph V. Thrapp, her aunt Buelah Darnes, half-brother Robert Thrapp, and her first husband Harold Taulbee. She is survived by her daughters, Marcia L. Kuzma (Jim) of Hesperus, CO, Sue A. Roszko (Rick) of Youngsville, NC, her grandchildren Andrew M. McKinley, Kaitlyn V. McKinley and Jesse J. Kuzma (Kristal). Happily, Anne was able to meet her first great-grandchild, Corbin Michael Kuzma of Aztec, NM this past spring. Anne chose to be cremated and at her request there will be no services. Any memorial contributions can be made to the Michael J. Fox foundation for Parkinson's Disease. The family wishes to thank Heartland Hospice, the staff of Elmcroft at Northridge, and Leanne Minnick PA-C for their wonderful care, and a special thank you to MaryAnne Dowey for her loving friendship.


Barbara J Roberds

June 21, 1930 – July 31, 2017

Wife, mother and family matriarch, Barbara J Roberds, 87, of Aztec, passed from this life late Monday evening, after a long battle with COPD. She was born on June 21, 1930 to Oliver and Evelyn Newton. Barbara was surrounded in life with her family and friends at Cedar Hill and Aztec, at many family gatherings and holidays. She owned and operated Aztec Ruins Trading Post for many years (the love of her life) until she retired at home to take care of her husband and family. A longtime resident of Aztec and Cedar Hill, Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas H. Roberds; parents, Oliver and Evelyn Newton; and brothers, Tom and Jack Newton. Barbara is survived by her sons, Larry (JoAnn) Roberds and Terry Roberds; brother, Jerry (Roberta) Newton; grandchildren, Eric (Lily) Roberds, Mindy Geier and Bryan (Dana) Roberds; including several great grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers please make donations in her name to The Aztec Museum and Pioneer Village, 125 N. Main Ave., Aztec, NM or The Good Samaritan Society Home, 500 Care Ln., Aztec, NM. Barbara's care is entrusted to Cope Memorial Chapel Farmington, 404 W. Arrington St., Farmington, NM, 505-327-5142. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at http://www.serenityandcompany.com.


Dorothy Trujillo

Dec. 19, 1955 - July 26, 2017

Dorothy Trujillo, 61, of Bloomfield, passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, in Farmington. She was born Dec. 19, 1955, in Chaco Canyon. A funeral service was held Aug. 2, at the Brethren in Christ Mission in Otis. Burial followed at the Brethren in Christ Cemetery in Otis.


Christine A. Donisthorpe

May 31, 1932 - July 23, 2017

Christine A. Donisthorpe, 85, of Bloomfield, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 23, 2017, following a brave and extended battle with cancer. She was born May 31, 1932, and reared in Fergus County, Montana. Christine was one of eleven children of Lambert and Ludmilla Benes. She and her husband, Oscar, moved to San Juan County in 1953, where Oscar established a law practice. Together, they farmed 116 acres southwest of Bloomfield on the Hammond Irrigation District. She was very "hands-on" in the farming operation, performing any and all tasks required in raising livestock and alfalfa. Christine was also a Realtor, operating a realty office in Bloomfield for many years.

Christine served her community on the Bloomfield Board of Education and was appointed to a vacancy in Senate District 2. She was re-elected four times and served 17 years representing Bloomfield and San Juan County in the New Mexico State Senate.

Christine was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar; daughter, Karen; and son, Bruce. She is survived by her sons, Paul (Liane) and Brian (Theresa); and five grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Virginia Johnson of Olympia, W. and many nieces and nephews. Additionally, she leaves behind her very close friends, Cliffa and Doug Bryan of Bloomfield, who were so very helpful in seeing to her needs, as well as countless friends and neighbors in Bloomfield and San Juan County.

A funeral service was held July 28 in Aztec. Interment was at the Bloomfield Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to the Bloomfield Library, San Juan College Foundation or to the charity of your choice.


Richard Dean Burden

Sept. 24, 1952 - July 27, 2017

Richard Dean Burden, 65, of Aztec, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017, in Aztec. He was born Sept. 24, 1952, in Ocean Side, Calif. A graveside service was held Aug. 3.


Richard Dennis


July 28. 1954 - July 29, 2017

Richard Dennis Schrotberger, 63, of Bloomfield, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017, in Bloomfield. He was born July 28, 1954, in Grant, Neb. A memorial service for Richard will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4 at the VFW Post 2182, 5513 Hwy. 64 in Farmington officiated by Sarah Mahaffey.


Glenda (Hutson) Voyles

May 5, 1952 - July 29, 2017

Glenda (Hutson) Voyles, 65, a longtime resident of Bloomfield, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Aztec. She was born May 5, 1952, in Durango, Colo.

A memorial service for Glenda will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5 at the Bloomfield Assembly of God Church, 211 E. Oak Ave. officiated by John Rowland.


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