Arcilia Salas Morales


Arcilia Morales, 86, passed away on January 17, 2018, at her home in Hagerman, New Mexico. Viewing will be held Saturday, January 20, 2018, 11:00 AM, followed by a Rosary at 12:00 noon at St Catherine’s Catholic Church in Hagerman. Mass will follow at 1:00 PM. Celebrate Arcilia’s life by visiting to offer a memory or expression of sympathy for her family.
Arcilia was born in San Patricio, New Mexico on May 14, 1931, to Ben Salas and Ageda Gonzales Salas. She was a dedicated member of St Catherine’s Church. She enjoyed being a housewife and mother, and then later a grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
Those who preceded Arcilia in death were her husband, Alvaro Morales; daughter, Jane S Morales; son, Mike Morales; brothers: Julio Salas, Florencio Salas, Rogelio Salas; sisters: Lucinda Salas, parents; Ben Salas and Ageda Gonzales Salas.
Remaining to cherish Arcilia’s memory are sons: Mario Morales, Gilbert (Beto) Morales; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Phillip Randolph Patton


Memorial service for Phillip Randolph Patton, (P. R.) or (Randy) age 66, of Roswell, NM will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, with Rev. Dale Plummer officiating.
Randy, (P. R.) passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017 in Castle Rock, Colorado.
He was born November 1, 1951, in Roswell, NM to William M. (Bill) Patton, and Doriene S. (Roberts) Patton.
Randy graduated from Roswell High School and went on to earn a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering from New Mexico State University, in 1974. He married Teresa Ann Foust on December 28, 1974 at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Roswell, NM. He worked for the New Mexico State Engineer in the technical division. Randy became a licensed Structural Engineer and a Licensed Land Surveyor, and in 1980 opened his own firm “P. R. Patton & Associates” which has operated for 37 years. He was a past member of the East Grand Plains Volunteer fire department, a member of the Roswell Geologic Society, and Past President of Pecos Valley Horsemen. While his children were young he was active as a leader in 4-H and later FFA. He was active in his church and a graduate of EFM.
No interment will be held at this time as Randy’s love for knowledge led him to request his body be sent to the University of Colorado, School of Medicine. He leaves behind his wife Teresa, a Daughter, Victoria Sloan MD, of Castle Rock Colorado, and his Son Andrew Patton of Roswell, NM. He was a loving father. Randy is preceded in death by his Father Bill, Mother Doriene. Please make donations to St. Andrews, Casa Esperanza in Albuquerque, or a charity of your choice.

Karen Hay


Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Karen Hay, age 63, who passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018 in Las Cruces, NM.
A further announcement will be made once arrangements have been finalized.
Arrangements are under the personal care of LaGrone Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at

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WTA signs lucrative 10-year deal to move finals to China

Russia's Maria Sharapova waves after defeating Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

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