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December 29, 2017

Lyle "Leroy" McCoy

Aztec

Lyle "Leroy" McCoy

Lyle Leroy McCoy, 82, of Flora Vista, passed away December 3, 2017 in Farmington, NM. Lyle was a decendent of Levi Allen McCoy who was an early settler in San Juan County. He is survived by his children, Rick (Dianne) McCoy, Tracie (Ken) Ray, Jennifer (Donny) Martinez, Rusty Franklin, Mark (Tina) Franklin, grand children, Lisa(Nathan) McClain, Justin (Mandi) McCoy, Devin Franklin, Camille Franklin, Niklas Franklin, Bethany (Carl) Beale; and great-grand children, Hudson and Harper McClain, Drake and Hadley McCoy and Raeleighann Beale. Services were held December 9, 2017 at First Baptist Church, Aztec, NM.

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Bloomfield

Verna Dell (Long) Baxter

June 25, 1933 - Dec. 20, 2017

Verna Baxter of Bloomfield, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 at home with her family surrounding her. She was born June 25, 1933 in Post, Texas, the daughter of Walter Arda and Jewel (Pennell) Long.

Funeral services were December 23, at Cope Memorial Chapel of Aztec. Interment followed at the Aztec Community Cemetery. Donations can be made in Verna's memory to the Salvation Army and the VFW Post #614 in Aztec.

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Aztec

Richard Minor Mahan

January 26, 1943 - December 20, 2017

Richard Minor Mahan, 74, of Aztec passed away Wednesday, December 20, 2017 in Farmington. Richard was born January 26, 1943 in Gallup.

Mass of Christian Burial was December 27 at St. Joseph's Catholic Parish in Aztec. Interment was at Aztec Community Cemetery.

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Bloomfield

James "Ted" Stiffler

Aug. 31, 1934 - Dec. 20, 2017

James "Ted" Stiffler, 83, of Bloomfield, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 in Farmington. He was born Aug. 31, 1934, in Ranger, Texas, to James M. Stiffler and Opal J. Needham.

A funeral service was held Dec. 28 at Church of Christ in Bloomfield. Interment was at the Aztec Cemetery

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Mexico Children's Home, 1356 NM 236, Portales, NM, 88130.

Aztec

Arthur F. Trujillo

July 8, 1938 - Dec. 21, 2017

Arthur F. Trujillo, 79, an Army Veteran of Aztec, passed away Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, in Aztec. He was born on July 8, 1938 in Abiquiu, NM.

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Aztec

Sarah Elizabeth Trujillo

1981 - 2017

Sarah Elizabeth Trujillo took her last breath on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, giving the gift of life to three other families through the generous choice of organ donation that she made prior to her death.

Sarah was a "one of a kind" woman: beautiful, smart, funny, generous, and full of life. She would cuss like a sailor, fight like a man, but would give her last dollar to someone in need. Sarah was the ultimate contradiction as many of her family and friends would attest to - if she cared about you, you knew she always "had your back."

Sarah was born in the morning hours, May 14, 1981 to Cheryl and Pete Trujillo in Albuquerque, NM. She attended Aztec Schools and San Juan College. She had two beautiful daughters; Kaitlyn, a senior at Piedra Vista High School, and Bella, a fourth grader in Ms. McGrath's life skills class at Park Avenue Elementary School. Sarah became very involved in Autism Awareness after discovering her daughter, Bella, was severely autistic at a young age. She loved both of her daughters deeply and would do anything for either of them.

Sarah Elizabeth Trujillo

Sarah suffered many hardships during her short time with us, and the odds often seemed stacked against her. Despite that, Sarah always reminded us to keep fighting and to never give up in the process. She was a walking miracle in many respects, and taught us that we should always believe in them too.

Sarah is survived by her children Kaitlyn Yvonne Trujillo and Estreya (Bella) Isabella Barela; her fiancé, Freddy Alcon; her parents, Pete and Cheryl Trujillo; siblings Rebecca (Becky), Isaiah, and Rachel Trujillo, her beautiful niece, Ava Adelia Warren, and her beloved nephews, Robert Antonio Warren and Lucas Eric Trujillo.

We would like to sincerely thank those who showed the family generosity, compassion, and kindness during this very difficult time. Words cannot express our sincere appreciation. May God bless you.

Memorial services will be at the First United Methodist Church in Aztec, NM on Saturday, December 30 at 10:30 am. There will be no reception afterwards.

 
 

Reader Comments
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cherylj writes:

I am so proud of the woman my daughter became. She was a terrific mother to her two daughters and I will miss her terribly.

 
 
 

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