Obituaries

John Fleming
B: 1947-09-04
D: 2019-06-18
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Fleming, John
CAPT Walter Baker
B: 1931-09-24
D: 2019-06-18
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Baker, CAPT Walter
Marie Cedillo
B: 1949-10-05
D: 2019-06-17
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Cedillo, Marie
Margaret Witcher
B: 1919-10-15
D: 2019-06-16
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Witcher, Margaret
Raymond Jones
B: 1967-09-17
D: 2019-06-15
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Jones, Raymond
Larry Tesillo
B: 1972-12-21
D: 2019-06-10
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Tesillo, Larry
Troy Archuleta
B: 1962-06-01
D: 2019-06-10
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Archuleta, Troy
Thomas Matkin
B: 1938-07-29
D: 2019-06-07
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Matkin, Thomas
Lorna Ganaway
B: 1942-07-23
D: 2019-06-07
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Ganaway, Lorna
Thomas Murphy
B: 1968-02-29
D: 2019-06-01
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Murphy, Thomas
Manuel Flores
B: 1950-06-05
D: 2019-05-28
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Flores, Manuel
Pablo Rios
B: 1932-01-26
D: 2019-05-27
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Rios, Pablo
Nancy Boozer
B: 1929-02-14
D: 2019-05-24
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Boozer, Nancy
Jeffery Anderson
B: 1958-02-22
D: 2019-05-23
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Anderson, Jeffery
Gilda Bouvet
B: 1948-08-10
D: 2019-05-22
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Bouvet, Gilda
Lonnie Carbajal
B: 1975-09-24
D: 2019-05-20
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Carbajal, Lonnie
Gary Pack
B: 1950-10-27
D: 2019-05-20
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Pack, Gary
Christopher Sanchez
B: 1983-04-11
D: 2019-05-20
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Sanchez, Christopher
Susie Senke
B: 1921-07-24
D: 2019-05-18
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Senke, Susie
Sally McCoy Trujillo
B: 1963-12-05
D: 2019-05-18
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McCoy Trujillo, Sally
David Allan
B: 1967-08-16
D: 2019-05-17
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Allan, David

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Traditional Funeral Services

The Basics of Traditional Funeral Services

Traditional funeral services include:

  • Visitation: This is often called a viewing or a wake. Guests come to pay their respects to the deceased by viewing their casketed body and spending time with the grieving family. A visitation can occur at any time before the funeral service.
  • Funeral Service: This event commonly takes place at the funeral home, a church, or at the graveside. It can include music, the reading of literary or religious passages, a eulogy, prayer, and the singing of hymns.
  • Committal Service: If the family plans to bury the deceased, this stage involves the vehicle procession to the cemetery.
  • Funeral Reception: Many choose to host this post-service gathering (or repast) at a reception hall. This is considered a time to share memories, laughter, and support.

A funeral service, whether traditional or more modern (memorial service or celebration-of-life), has two functions: to acknowledge the death and lifetime achievements of an individual and to bring grieving family members and friends together in support of one another during this difficult time.

If you are interested in making funeral arrangements for a loved one, we invite you to call us at (575) 526-2419 to begin.

Online Sources:

Rostad, Curtis, "The Basics of Funeral Service", Indiana Funeral Directors Association, 2014