Oct. 22, 2005

Victoria “Vicky” Pinson
Victoria “Vicky” Pinson, 68, of Vaughn died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis following an illness.

She was born April 26, 1937, to the home of Cleofes and Elvira Duran Rael. She attended schools in Vaughn.

She worked as a cook for the various restaurants in Vaughn for several years. She also worked at the State Capital in Santa Fe. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Vaughn and the Sacred Heart Society of Pinos Wells.

Family members said she loved to do embroidering, take care of her birds and she always volunteered to do catering for weddings and funerals.

She is preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Ramon Rael; and a sister, Mary Lou Rael.

She is survived by three sisters, Rose Mandragon and Mary Ann Viaza, both of Clovis, and Molly Valdez of Vaughn; a special friend, Inez Lopez of Vaughn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and a host of relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were Kurt Reuterdahl, Eric Tenorio, Michael Anaya, Leo Rael, Leroy Rael and Manuel Samora.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were all her relatives and friends.

Arrangements are by Chavez Funeral Home of Santa Rosa.

Paublin R. Romero
Paublin R. Romero, 65, of Milagro died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005 at his residence.

He was born Aug, 8, 1939, in Pastura to Paublin and Cleotilde Armijo Romero. He was raised in Pastura and Milagro. He married Emma Martinez on Sept. 26, 1959, in Santa Rosa. He worked as a ranch hand. He was a horse trainer and a jockey. He worked at the Santa Fe Downs for several years.

Family members said he was a “water witcher” and had a gift for locating water underground.

He was preceded in death by his father; three sisters; Dora Garnand, Bennie Tapia and Lydia Encinias, a brother, Isidro Romero; and an infant brother and sister.

He is survived by his wife of Santa Rosa; a daughter, Joyce Romero of Chicago; his mother, Cleotilde Romero of Santa Rosa, three sisters; Rita Muniz (and husband, Leo) of Milagro, Soledad Saiz (Henry) of Fort Sumner, Joel Johnson (Bill) of Santa Rosa, five brothers, Pete Romero of Milagro, Trinidad Romero (Christine) of Santa Rosa, Greg Romero of Santa Rosa, Will Romero (Rhonda) of Herford, Leroy Bonney (Darlene) of Santa Rosa; a mother-in-law, Albina M. Martinez of San Ignacio, five brothers-in-law, Jose F.Martinez Jr. of San Ignacio, Roman Martinez (Odelia) of Santa Rosa, Jimmy Martinez (Marsha) of Albuquerque, Rudy Madrid (Martha) of Denver, Colo., Eli Madrid (Bea) of San Ignacio, Herman Martinez (Debbie) of Santa Rosa and Ted Martinez (Angie) of Santa Rosa; and a sister-in-law, Rose Galvan (Arthur) of Dallas, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and a host of realtives and friends.

Father Nick Nichols will officiate services.

Burial will follow at our Lady of Sorrows Cemetery also in Milagro.

Arrangments are by Chavez Funeral Home of Santa Rosa.