Obituaries

Jaime Lujan
B: 1986-01-12
D: 2022-05-06
View Details
Lujan, Jaime
Ima Avant
B: 1927-10-09
D: 2022-05-03
View Details
Avant, Ima
James Robles
B: 1935-05-01
D: 2022-05-02
View Details
Robles, James
Manuel Olivas
B: 1949-02-08
D: 2022-05-02
View Details
Olivas, Manuel
Alberto Reyna
B: 1950-11-29
D: 2022-04-30
View Details
Reyna, Alberto
William Foster
B: 1937-01-21
D: 2022-04-29
View Details
Foster, William
James Gose
B: 1927-05-02
D: 2022-04-29
View Details
Gose, James
Robert Roberson
B: 1928-07-03
D: 2022-04-28
View Details
Roberson, Robert
Kristi Grant
B: 1967-03-18
D: 2022-04-27
View Details
Grant, Kristi
Michael Caro
B: 1983-06-14
D: 2022-04-22
View Details
Caro, Michael
Elvira Trujillo
B: 1921-10-10
D: 2022-04-21
View Details
Trujillo, Elvira
Raul Padilla
B: 1950-08-14
D: 2022-04-18
View Details
Padilla, Raul
Angel Acosta
B: 1995-04-03
D: 2022-04-15
View Details
Acosta, Angel
Soledad Rodriguez
B: 1937-12-05
D: 2022-04-12
View Details
Rodriguez, Soledad
Margie Franzoy
B: 1944-07-22
D: 2022-04-11
View Details
Franzoy, Margie
Deborah Coulter
B: 1954-03-29
D: 2022-04-09
View Details
Coulter, Deborah
Gerald Hawkes
B: 1943-07-18
D: 2022-04-08
View Details
Hawkes, Gerald
Charles Ragsdale
B: 1932-06-17
D: 2022-04-07
View Details
Ragsdale, Charles
Hal Betty
B: 1929-07-09
D: 2022-04-06
View Details
Betty, Hal
Janice George
B: 1947-01-08
D: 2022-04-02
View Details
George, Janice
Minerva Robles
B: 1937-09-10
D: 2022-04-02
View Details
Robles, Minerva

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
1410 E Bowman Ave.
Las Cruces, NM 88001-3001
Phone: (575) 526-2419
Fax: (575) 526-7944

Ask Us Anything

We mean it. More than just an FAQ page, this is the place to get all of your questions answered, and see what others have asked.

PrePlanning

See all of your options, use our online tools, and get peace of mind that all of the difficult decisions have already been made.

Grief Resources

Don't know where to turn next? Begin healing with our library of grief resources, and insightful material going forward.

Flowers

Order flowers with confidence from our preferred florists. Dependable service from florists we use every day.

Ash Scattering Services

For families who have chosen cremation for a loved one, the next decision involves what to do with the remains. Some choose to keep the cremated remains in their home, have them placed in a columbarium niche at a local cemetery, or scatter the ashes in a meaningful place.

Ash Scattering

Cremation provides families with more time to arrange where and how to scatter the ashes. While there is no policing agency overseeing scattering, there are some basics you should know:

  • If you plan on scattering ashes on private property, it's smart to receive written permission from the owner.
  • Public parks require that you obtain a scattering permit.
  • There are no regulations regarding ash scattering on uncontrolled public lands; you need to use your own judgment.
  • You should not scatter ashes within 100 yards of public roads or trails.
  • The cremation container must be disposed of separately and in an environmentally-safe manner.
  • Scattering ashes in inland waters is governed by the Clean Water Act so it's important to obtain a permit from the agency that oversees waterways.
  • Ash scattering at sea must be done at a minimum of three nautical miles from the coastline.
  • Any flowers or wreaths used in the ash scattering ceremony held at sea must decompose. No plastic flowers or other non-decomposable items should be left behind.
  • For ash scattering done at sea, the Environmental Protection Agency requires that you notify the regional office in writing within 30 days after the event.

How to Scatter Ashes

Cremated remains bear little resemblance to ashes; they look and behave a lot like small-grained gravel. However, there are some fine-grains mixed in so be sure to check the wind direction before scattering into the air or a body of water.

The technique of trenching is another option. Dig a small trench in the location of your choice, place the remains (or a biodegradable urn containing the ashes) within, and cover with soil.

Raking is another technique used. Pour the remains on the surface of the soil and use a rake to mix the ashes.

You may also wish to check out our selection of scattering urns prior to making plans for your ceremony. Should you need advice on how to design a meaningful ceremony, feel free to call us at (575) 526-2419.