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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2011 :3 ] ! I aarles Manuel V. Aguilera Manuel V. "Caps" Aguilera. 80, a lifelong resident of Lordsburg passed away Tuesday September 27, 2011 at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. Visita- tion was Fri- day evening, September 30, 2011 Manuel V. "Caps" from 5 to 6 at Aguilera St. Joseph's Catholic Church where a prayer vigil be- gan at 6 with Manuel Ramirez leading the vigil service. Mass of the Resurrection was Saturday morning at 10 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Fr. John Weber officiating. Concluding services and interment followed at Shakespeare Cemetery. Manuel was born December 29. 1930 in Lordsburg to Reyes and Brunn Villalobos Aguilera. He worked for Southern Pacific Railroad for many years and was General Foreman when he retired in 1992. After retirement he opened Manny's Auto Repair and -was active in daily business until just recently. He enjoyed the out- doors, going hunting and fishing but most of all enjoyed being with his family and especially loved being with his grandchil- dren. Manuel was a lifelong member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. He is survived by his daugh- ters. Jenny Aguilera and Josie Mafinez both of Lordsburg; sons. Gilbert Aguilera of Lordsburg, Stephen Aguilera and his wife Eva of Tucson. AZ. David Aguilera of Las Cruces, Michael Weekly Inqdration 500k word reader Harrison Higginbotham has read 500,000 words at Central Elementary School. Congratu- lations Harrison! Romero of Tucson. AZ; brother, Reymundo Ortega of Albuquer- que: sisters. Lucy McDougal of Albuquerque, Soilita Ortega of Phoenix. AZ; 15 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Manuel was preceded in death by his wife Soila. 3 brothers. 2 sis- ters and 2 grandsons. Pallbearers were Stephen, Manny and Stephen Jay Aguilera, Ruben Marinez, Colton Barker, and Richard Andrade. Honorary bearers were Gilbert and David Aguilera. Michael Romero. Nick Pahimbo Jr., Andres Candelaria, Gilbert Aguilera, Jr. and Christo- pher Marinez. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels. Exclu- sive provider for "Veterans & Family Memorial Care". To sign the online guest book or to send a card. please visit our website at 811 S. Gold Ave:, Deming, NM 88030. Phone: 575.546.9671 Carmela Cavaliere Carmela "Cam" Cavaliere, 86. of Parsippany, NJ. died on Wednesday, Sept. 28t after a long illness. Cam was a home maker who was well known and well loved in her town. She was secretary of District 5 o'f the Parsippany Fire Department. vice-president of the Lake Hiawatha Citizen's Club. members of St. Anne's Bereave- ment Support Group, the Parkinson's Support Group, and many others worthwhile groups and organizations. She was preceded in death" by her husband of 54 years. Tho- mas Cavaliere. She is survived by her sons Thomas, Santa Fe. NM, Frank (wife Tina/ Fruita, Colo- rado. Bill (wife Jill) Portal. AZ., Dave. Lake Hiawatha. NJ, daugh- ter Helen Leba. Boonton Town- ship, N J, nine beloved grandchil- dren. and one cherished great- grandson. Viewings will be held at the Par-Troy Funeral Home, 95 Parsippany Rd., Parsippany, NJ, on Sunday, Oct. 2rid and Mon- day, Oct 3. with the funeral on Tues.. Oct. 4th. Andres S. Hernandez Neal reads 500k words Lillyan Neal has read 500,000 words at Central Elementary School. Congratulations Lillyan! Andres S. Hernandez, 9.8, died September 26, 2011 at Bee- hive Assisted Living Facility in Edgewood New Mexico. Andres was a first generation American. born Feb. 4. 1913 in Deming New Mexico to Altagracia Saldana and Norberto Hernandez. They moved weddings to legalize rights of property ownership, spousal rights and rights of children. In 1960 Andres returned to New Mexico. By then, 1961, JFK created a new era with Sergeant Shriver creating the Peace Corp. Andres was hired to start the pro- gram in Bolivia, but with the death of Trujillo he was appointed director of the Dominican Repub- lic. By 1962 young Peace Corp volunteers arrived to create a new exciting program. This new spirit brought dozens of young people Andres S. Hernandez grew up at- tending the Wilson School and Lordsburg High School, (working at the Holland Hotel, as a student) ex- celling academically, lettering m football, basketball, and track. and an active Boy Scout and scout master. Graduating at 16. he attended with a scholarship Bradley University in Peoria, Il- linois. This started Andres on his life long journey of service and travel across the world. Forced to Leave Bradley due to a football injury, he joined the CCC in Southem N.M. Because of his demeanor and willingness to work, he was promoted to a staff position working with the U.S. forest Service in the Carson National Forest in Taos with Pascual Martinez. meeting many of the artists and intellectuals. including Mabel Dodge Lujan and Patrocino Barela. He was hired as assistant director under UNM Dr. J.T. Reid and the Carnegie Foundation to create the Taos County Project, one of the first community development programs in the world. He was a member of the N.M. National Guard, but his member- ship had expirbd just prior to their deployment to the Philippines. Seeing his friends leave left him in a moral dilemma, especially after their capture and surrender to the Japanese. Andres joined the Army, serving in North Africa, and at the Normandy, D-Day Landing, Battle of the Bulge, crossing of the Rhine. and the invasion and final surrender of Germany. He was also was present in the liberation of POW camps and concentration camps. He studied at theUniversity of Edinburgh, studying water man- agement and well drilling in North Africa. He also worked at a small cottage machine part manu- facturing in Switzerland for watch and lens production. He had the opportunity to meet and interview the Spanish Diplomats who were interned in Switzerland as they fled Berlin prior to the arrival of the Russians. Returning to Las Vegas, NM in 1946 as a V.A. Officer to North Eastern New Mexico to reinte- grate returning vets, he met his future wife. Amelia Hinojos Anaya. He was also a returning vet working with the N.M. Em- ployment Dept. trying to reinte- grate returr]ing veterans. They married on May 29 1947, having their son, Isidro. in 1949. In 1954 he joined Interna- tional Development Services. part of the Ford Foundation team to build the Aswam Dam in Egypt. Nasser came to Power. kicking the Americans out. leaving the team without a mission. Carlos Castillo Armas ousted the leftist government in Guatemala. The team was sent to help resettle and restore private land ow.nership and the rule of law. The team re- settled hundreds of families with their own farms, creating hous- ing, drinking water, roads, tech- nical support, schools and medi- cal services. Andres directed the building of roads and schools, and to serve. The program grew to an to Lordsburg amazing success. This was a shin- where "he ing star" for the volunteers, the Peace Corp staff and the U.S. Gov- ernment and Andres himself. Af- ter 30 months he was transferred to the Guatemalan program. Andres returned to Santo Domingo during the uprising to mediate the warring factions and to secure the safety of the P.C. volunteers. He was also privy to the upcoming Cuban Missile cri- sis, trying to secure the safety of the volunteers from leftist attacks or to anti American backlash.-The Peace Corps only allowed five years of service so Andresjoined USAID in Guatemala, working as a field specialist still helping building roads schools, water projects and medical services. He became a counter insurgency of- ricer helping to undermine the communist insurgency. This was done by bringing economic help, water projects, schools, coops for agricultural programs, arts and crafts. Small manufacturing. During his many years of ser- vice he had the opportunity to meet Fidel Castro prior to the revo- lution, President John Kennedy and Jacqueline. his brother Jack President Johnson and Lady Bird and many dignitaries, European, North American and Latin Ameri- can notables. He was at home with all and a friend to all, espe- cially those in need. In 1971 Andres retired and returned to New Mexico and Santa Rosa, re- building the old Anaya family home. Still active and dynamic. he joined the board of N.M. Health Systems Agency, working to bring better health care to the rural areas of the state. He helped establish a corporation that still exists that recruits doctors, den- tists, and nurses for underserved areas. He gave endless hours and trips lobbying to fulfill the needs of the underserved. He joined the Santa Rosa Rotary Club with Sam Brown. Walt Eastland and Tom Johnson to reopen the closed Guadalupe Co. Hospital. They worked to recruit a doctor, bring- ing Dr. Lee. reopened the hospi- tal and created scholarships to train nurses and health care pro- fessionals. Their success is the existence of the hospital and the staff needed to run it. Active in AARP and NARFE, Andres was very active in protecting the ben- efits of the elderly and retired that are constantly being attacked by the cost cutting legislatures. He saw the need to defend thosb who were the weakest, poorest, serv- ing on countless committees trav- eling throughout the state bring- ing the message of help unify and motivation in bringing change, empowering . Andres is survived by his son, Isidro; daughter-in=law Lyda; granddaughter Marirosa; and great-grandson Amadeus (Moo), a toddler; three sisters, Eulalia Hernandez of Lordsburg, Frandisca Trebizo of California, and Emma Madrid of Tucson Ai'i- zona: and many nephews ahd nieces. He was l~receded in death by three brothers, Refugio. Carlos and Ramon: three sisters Manuela Diaz. Antonia Leyba and Genoveva Marinez. ran a team that drilled over 30 wa- Andres's bod" was cremated ter wells in one year before tum Y Barka, Bejaran0 read 100k words . - and funeral (memorial) services mg the program over to the Gun - will be held first in Lordsburg on Cody Barka and Armando Bejarano have each read 100,000 words temalan government. Andres and October 10 2011 at 10 a m st Amelia were padrinos to mass ' " ' at Central Elementary School. Congratulations! Courtesy photo Joseph'sCatholic Church in I The Lordsburg Special N-needleD II1=--%? --=' Events Cen ter hash een Association Member II Hidalgo County Herald (USPS 020697) is published weekly by Hidalgo County Herald in the City of Lordsburg, County of Hidalgo, 212 E. Motel Drive, Suite B, Lordsburg, New Mexico 88045-1948, 52 issues a year. Subscription rates vary. Subscription rate is $30 per year. Requests for corrections and complaints concerning news and editorial content of the Hidalgo County Herald should be di- rected to the editor. For further information on the Hidalgo County Herald's approved grievance policies, readers may contact the pub- lisher. Any unsolicitefl manuscripts become the property of the Hidalgo County Herald and wil not be returned. All information con- tained herein is copynghted 2011 by the Hidalgo County Herald. All photos/stories, unless stated, are written by our staff. POSTMAS- TER: Send address changes to Hidalgo County Herald, 212 E. Mo- II Under New Mann& merit! -Concessions -Bowling -Basketball -Rentals Opt. It( dag-S=had=tj S= =tag6 witlt Re td 575-542-8844 502 West 2nd Street Lordsbur tel Drive, Suite B, Lordsburg, NM 88045-1948. Periodicals Postage Paid at Lordsburg, New Mexico. PUBLIsHER/EDITOR: Brenda Hood ADVERTISING MANAGER: Glenda Greene PHONE: 575-542-8705 FAX: 575-542-8704 E-MAIL hcherald@ Lordsburg. A second funeral mass will be held in Santa Rosa on October 14 at 1O a.m. in Puerto de Luna, officiated by Rev. Fa- ther Irby (dick) Nichols. A third will be held in Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana in Februrary 2012 at the fiftieth an- niversary reunion of the EC.V's. In lieu of Flowers a donation can be made to the Walt Eastland Scholarship fund through the Santa Rosa Rotary Club, or to the Andres Hernandez Foundation, a 501 C3 corporation founded by the Peace Corp Volunteers pro- viding scholarships for education hess. Nancy was not only George's wife but his partner, friend and lover. She was very active in the New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau, the New Mexico Cattle Growers , the Copper Cowbelles and the Tobosa Belles. Nancy was the arena director and chair- woman of the Cliff-Gila Fair Jun- ior Rodeo Committee for many years. She also was in charge of the beef concession stand for the Tobosa Belles and Cattle Grow- ers at the Hidalgo County Fair. Nancy is survived by her hus- band George Jackson, Jr,; daugh- and community development ters Stacy Zunich and Connie projects in the Dominican Repub- (Stewart) Rooks; four grandchil- lic (Jess Stone 208-305-3692). dren Todd (Elsie) Jackson, Sammi Nancy Gall Jackson Nancy Gall Jackson passed away on September 27, 2011 in Lordsburg, New Mexico at age 65. She was born May 4, 1946 to James W. (Bill) and Daisy Phelps in Fall River, Massachu- setts where she resided the first 10 years of her life. Nancy spent the summers at Zunich, Calvin (Amy) Rooks and Kelsey Rooks; and three great grandchildren Keith Jackson, Tyler Jackson and Callie Rooks. She is also survived by her father James W. Phelps, Sr.;.step- mother Grace Phelps; mother -in- law Dorothy Jackson; sister Linda (Richard) Hall; brother's - in-law Tom (Thorma) Jackson, Joe (Melba) Jackson and Sandy Phelps sister-in-law; and numer- ous nephews and nieces. Nancy was preceded in death by her mother Daisy I. Phelps, brother James W. Phelps Jr. and h e r Father-in-law George Jackson Sr. grandparent's Nancy will always be remem- Nancy Gail cottage on a bered for her love of life, people, "] Jackson p r i v a t e her animals and her big ready b e a c h , smile. Bright/Lordsburg Funeral called horse neck beach, on the Home is in charge of arrange- 1 Atlantic Ocean where she ran wild merits, to send condolences login i and barefoot through the sand to and surf. ' Citizen The winter of'1955-56 Senior s brought 2 blizzards within 1 week that left snow drifts to the eaves of their2story home~ Her Center Lunch parents decided then to move to a wanner climate. The summer of 1956 her family and grandparents moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico where they lived for 3 years. Nancy got her first horse here and learned to ride. In 1959 her father got a job in northern Utah and the family and grandparents moved to Hyrum, Utah in Cache Valley. In December of 1963 they all moved once again to Pleasanton, California and Nancy spent the last half of her senior year here. Her father went to Saudi Arabia for a year x-raying welds on oil pipe lines. While he was there the family decided to move back to New Mexico and got in touch with a real estate broker named George Jackson. Sr. In June of 1964 they rented a house from Mr. Jackson in Gila, New Mexico. It was there that Nancy met the love of her life George JaCk- son, Jr. and they were married December 24, 1964 in Gila. Nancy and Gerrge spent the next 46 years residing in Grant and Hidalgo counties in Southwest New Mexico ranching and the Insurance and Real Estate busi- Menu Monday, October 10 Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce With Parmesan Cheese Broccoli/Cheese Sauce Garlic Bread . Peaches Tuesday, October 11 Baked Pork Loin Rice Pilaf Peas & Carrots Dinner Roll Jell-o W/Pineapple Wednesday, October 12 Grilled Cheese Sandwich Vegetable Soup Crackers Apricots/Topping Thursday, October 13 Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Pinto Beans Calabacitas Spinach Salad/Dressing Jell-O/Mixed Fruit Friday, October 14 Beef Stew Tater Tots Chuck Wagon Blend Vegetables Fruit Cocktail I Largest Inventory of Check out these great sed 1tucks! 2009 Jeep Wrangler ! 2006 Ford F-250 2008 Ford F-150 2003 GMC Sierra 2009 GMC Sierra 2.007 Chevy Trailblazer 2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 2010 Ford F-150 Supercab 2006 Ford F-150 2007 Ford' Escape 2006 Ford F-250 2002 Ford F-150 2010 Chev. Cobalt 2010 Ford Focus 201ffKia Forte 2010 Ford Mustang 1993 Mitsubishi 3000 6T 2002 Suzuki Vitara 2007 Chev. Cobalt 2009 Honda Accord 2008 Hyundai Sonata 2003 Volkswagon Jetta 2010 Ford Fusi0n-Silver 2005 Nissan Altima 542-3551 412 |. Motet Drive terdsburg, NM t 1 i