Robert Lynn Evans


Robert Lynn Evans a devoted husband, beloved father and wonderful friend to many, was called home to the Lord. After a long battle with cancer, Robert passed away on Wednesday January 10th 2018 at his home with his loving wife by his side, at the age of 58.
Weary of reading obituaries noting someone’s courageous battle with death, Robert wanted it known that he died as a result of being stubborn, refusing to follow doctor’s orders and raising hell for almost six decades. He enjoyed booze, cars, guns, and most of all the music scene.
Most of the friends he shared in this life, either met him through a friend because they needed their car worked on or they had their faces melted off by him performing on stage at some local venue.  The man had some serious talent when it came to playing the bass and he belted his heart out on stage for all to hear when he stepped up to the mic.
We have watched him perform so many different genres over the years whether it be jazz, blues, country music, bluegrass, or that good ole rock and roll.  The man could literally turn on the radio, pick up a bass, and start playing right along with it.
There is so much more to say but to put it simply, those who knew him, knew him.
He was REAL…  a man of his word.  A little too blunt for some maybe, but there was no question, he let you know what was on his mind without beating around any bushes.
A dear friend of his stated he remembered Robert as being, “the big prickly SOB, with the big heart under the bluster, who was always the guy to have in your corner.”
Preceded in death by his mother Lometta Laverne Evans, his father Dale Eugene Evans, brother James Randall Brownell, and sister Terresa Diane Calderon.
Those left behind to cherish Robert’s memory are his loving wife of twelve years Lucy Evans, his son Jason Robert Evans, two daughters Candace Rae Burnes and Deanna Kay Elliot.  Robert was stepfather to Catherine Leveck and Nathaniel Leveck.  He was grandfather to several grandchildren which he loved dearly.  Robert also leaves behind his four brothers Charles Eugene Brownell, Donald Eugene Young, Kenneth Michael Evans, Darryl Glenn Evans, his two sisters Lori Angelene Genther and Carolyn Racine Meyer.
Anderson Bethany has been entrusted with arrangements for Robert.
He was loved by many over the years and shared many good times.  We would like to hear some of these times from you… please join us and share those times.
Come celebrate Robert’s life by attending a small service to offer a memory or expression of sympathy for his family on Sat. January 20th at 5 p.m.
Service will take place at Sierra Vol. Fire Department Station 1 603 Brown Rd., Roswell, NM 88203.
Post Service reception to be held after the services, so we can hear the good stuff!

Gwen Gibson


Tina Gwydline “Gwen” Stockton was born September 15, 1927 in Odell, Texas to Andrew and Tina Mae (Frazier) Stockton. As a child, Gwen grew up on the Red River, graduating from Quanah High School in 1944, before enrolling in business school in Dallas. Gwen then took a job in Borger, Texas as a bookkeeper for the newspaper. In her own words, “that is where she met the love of her life.” On June 8, 1947, she married Ernest James “Bud” Doffer, and began a family. Bud and Gwen welcomed daughter Sara, followed by a son, Matt, and a second daughter Sally. Gwen worked for the Singer Sewing Machine Company during these years, teaching sewing classes. In 1964, she completed cosmetology school and went to work as a hair stylist owning and operating Gwen Doffer’s House of Beauty in El Paso, Texas.
In 1971, Gwen married George Gibson, gaining two more sons, George and Bob. After retiring from full-time work, George and Gwen enjoyed traveling and fishing, playing Skip Bo, and loved the company of many extended family members and friends. Gwen was creative and artistic, talents she exhibited through painting, floral design, knitting, and as a stylist. She was also an excellent seamstress. “Grandma” loved to dance; she loved hummingbirds, collecting dolls, turtles, flowers, and fashion.
Gwen passed peacefully on December 24, 2017 and is preceded in death by her parents, and husbands Bud Doffer and George Gibson, Sr. Survivors include her children, Sara Manion and husband Lans of Roswell, Matt Doffer of Midland, Texas, Sally Doffer-Heasley and husband Brett of Houston, Texas, and step-sons George R. Gibson and wife Donna of El Paso, Texas and Bob Gibson and wife Shan of Houston, Texas; sister Penny Hicks.Gwen is also survived by eight grandchildren, Dusty (Mark) Lewis, George (Erin) Gibson, III, Jennifer (Greg) Burtin, Sammy (Tina) Gibson, Corbin Doffer, Claire Doffer, Ben Heasley, and Barrett Heasley, and nine great- grandchildren.
Just like the flowers she always wore, Gwen was a bright spot in any room. She will forever be remembered as a larger-than-life personality and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
“That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.”- William Wordsworth
A Memorial Service will be at, Ballard Funeral Home in the Chapel on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 2pm.
Pastor Mark Green will be officiating.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at

Alfred Medina


Alfred “Johnny” Medina, 67, of Roswell, NM went to be with our Lord on Friday, January 12th, 2017 from natural causes.
A Rosary will be recited on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 10:30 A.M., With a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11 A.M.; and then a reception to follow in the St. Peters Community Room.
Johnny was born in Carrizozo, NM to Carmen Aragon on July 21,1950. In Carrizozo, his friends and family knew him as “Sugar”, a nickname his Aunt Lena gave him when he was born.
Johnny married the love of his life Ramona “Margie” Otero in 1973. They celebrated 44 years of wonderful marriage.
Johnny enjoyed going to the Bingo at the Elks Lodge, Serenity and Sertoma Club. He enjoyed going to the casino and horse races in Ruidoso. Johnny enjoyed sporting his Dallas Cowboy memorabilia and shouting at the T.V. during the football games. Johnny enjoyed hosting backyard barbeques for his family and friends.
Johnny worked in the bus industry; first with TMC, then NovaBus and retiring from Millennium Bus Company where he worked for 32 years combined.
Johnny was preceded in death by his mother Carmen Aragon, stepfather Benny Aragon, and his daughter Brenda Contreras.
He is Survived by his loving wife Margie Medina of the family home, Ernest Medina his son of Roswell, son-in-law and compadre Steve and Evette Contreras, Sr. of Roswell, grandchildren Vanessa and Steve Contreras, Jr., both from Roswell, Two sisters Margaret Maez of Alamogordo, NM and Elaine Young of Albuquerque, NM, Aunt Lena Connell, Susie Connell and Dorris Vallejos of Roswell, Debbie Connell of Alamogordo, Randy Connell and Aunt Bessie Aragon of McAllen, TX and in-laws Mike and Christine Garcia of Roswell, NM and Manuel and Lola Otero of LaMesa, California, and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and Godchildren from Carrizozo and New Mexico.

“Dancing in the Sky”

Tell me, what does it look like in Heaven?
Is it peaceful? Is it free like they say?
Does the sun shine bright forever?
‘Cause here on Earth it feels like everything good is missing since you left and here on earth everything’s different, there’s an emptiness
I hope you’re dancing in the sky I hope you’re singing in the angel’s choir I hope the angels know what they have I’ll bet it’s so nice up in heaven since you arrived.
So tell me, what do you do up in heaven? Are your days filled with love and light?
Is there music? Is there art and invention? Tell me are you happy? Are you more alive?
‘Cause here on Earth it feels like everything good is missing since you left and here on earth everything’s different, there’s an emptiness
I hope you’re dancing in the sky I hope you’re singing in the angel’s choir I hope the angels know what they have I’ll bet it’s so nice up in heaven since you arrived.”

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at

Joaquin Urias Moralez


Joaquin Urias Moralez, 76, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018. A Rosary will be recited at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory Chapel on Thursday, January 18, 2018, 7:00 PM. A Funeral Service will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Dexter, NM, on Friday, January 19, 2018, 10:00 AM. Interment will take place at Saragosa Cemetery located in Balmorhea, TX. Celebrate Joaquin’s life by visiting to offer a memory or expression of sympathy for his family.
On August 25, 1941, Joaquin was born to Jose Moralez and Simonia Urias in Boquillas de San Isidro, Chihuahua, Mexico. A man of many traits, Joaquin loved gardening, caring for his animals, fixing cars, and taking care of his ranch. Amongst his favorite things to do was spending time with his family. He always made sure his family was taken care of above all things. Joaquin loved to make everyone laugh by being a clown. One of his favorite ways to make his family laugh was by making up songs, singing to his family and his beloved wife, Lupe. Joaquin was a very entertaining storyteller. The family enjoyed his many stories about his childhood and younger days. For every holiday, he enjoyed making his famous asado for all of his family to eat. Joaquin was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, son, and friend to many. He will be greatly missed and be forever loved.
Those left to cherish Joaquin’s memory are his loving wife, Guadalupe S. Morales; children: Joaquin Morales Jr. and wife, Delma of Monahans, TX, Belia Morales and husband, Chris of Andrew, TX, Norma Morales of Monahans, TX, Irma Dutchover of Dexter, NM, Raul S. Morales and wife, Renee of Carlsbad, NM, Delma S. Morales of Dexter, NM, Charlie Morales and wife, Adrianea of Roswell, NM; grandchildren: Stefanie, Monique, Tracy, Johnny, Tiffany, Miranda, Mariah, Serena; great-grandchildren: Alena, Zaidee, Ayven, Kallie, Isaiah, Baby Joaquin siblings: Armando Moralez of Saragosa, TX, Tranquilino Moralez of San Antonio, TX, Ramon Moralez of Kosse, TX, Seno Nunez of Monahans, TX; numerous nieces and nephews; and loving pet, Shoe Shoe Morales of Dexter, NM.
Preceding Joaquin in death were his parents: Jose Moralez and Simonia Moralez; brothers: Juan Moralez, Manuel Moralez, Felix Moralez; sisters: Dulce Bejaran and Amelia Bejaran; and precious pets: Sarah, Scooby and Daisy.
Pallbearers will be: Raul Morales, Charlie Morales, Johnny Rodriguez, Chris Craft, Abel Leyba and Tomas Bejaran.

God Saw You Getting Tired

God saw you getting tired,
and a cure was not to be.
So He put His arms around you
and whispered, “Come with Me.”
With tearful eyes we
watched you slowly fade away.
Although we loved you dearly,
we would not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
your hard-working hands put to rest,
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best

Joaquin’s family lovingly wrote this tribute in his honor.

No Democrat voted to cut your taxes


Republicans could ruin an erotic dream, so it’s remarkable they passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act which allows most of you to keep more of what you earn. When you check your pay stubs in February, know this; No Democrat voted to cut your taxes or ever would, and 2 million workers from 130 businesses have already gotten bonuses from their bosses because of this legislation.

Be alert for off-road vehicles


During the Roswell City Council meeting last Thursday, Jan. 11, I was in the minority during the debate and vote on Ordinance 17-15, which allows recreational and utility off-road vehicles on Roswell city streets.

Racism claims old and tired


Hogwash! Councilor (Juan) Oropesa’s depiction of “right to work” and its supporters as racist is an old and tired argument that just doesn’t hold water. Right to work is the right to choose whether an employee can be forced to join a union as a condition of employment — period.

Tomlin not ready to endorse Haley’s return in 2018

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin takes questions during the news confrence after an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, in Pittsburgh. The Steelers lost 45-42 and the Jaguars advance to the AFC championship. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Todd Haley’s contract as the offensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers is up.

Saints QB Brees: No plans to field offers from other teams

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) walks off the field after a 29-24 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in an NFL divisional football playoff game in Minneapolis, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. The Vikings defeated the Saints 29-24. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Drew Brees dispensed with technicalities regarding his contract and spoke as if his return to New Orleans next season was virtually assured.

Magic end Timberwolves’ five-game win streak, 108-102

Orlando Magic players Khem Birch (24), and D.J. Augustin (14), battle Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Evan Fournier scored a season-high 32 points to help the Orlando Magic break a seven-game losing streak with a 108-102 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night.

No. 3 Boilermakers keep rolling by blowing out Badgers 78-50

Purdue center Isaac Haas (44) and Wisconsin forward Ethan Happ (22) go after a loose ball in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in West Lafayette, Ind., Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — No. 3 Purdue keeps it simple.

Andrew McCutchen eager for challenge of a tough right field

In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen watches his RBI-single off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Sal Romano during the third inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh. The Giants acquired McCutchen from the Pirates for right-hander Kyle Crick, minor league outfielder Bryan Reynolds and $500,000 in international signing bonus allocation. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Andrew McCutchen figures San Francisco’s AT&T Park outfield is so big, playing right field will make him feel like a center fielder all over again.

While Rangers want to add rotation depth, Yu still unlikely

Texas Rangers President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Jon Daniels addresses questions from reporters during a news conference at the team's ballpark, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rangers general manager Jon Daniels anticipates adding depth to his rotation. It remains unlikely that pitcher will be a front-line starter.

Falcao nets late equalizer for Monaco in 2-2 draw with Nice

Marseille's players celebrate after Marseille's Clinton Mua Njie, center, scored during the League One soccer match between Marseille and Strasbourg, at the Velodrome stadium, in Marseille, southern France, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

PARIS (AP) — Radamel Falcao rescued Monaco with an injury-time equalizer in a 2-2 home draw with local rival Nice on Tuesday, after Mario Balotelli showed his finishing ability with both goals for the visitors.

VAR intervenes for FA Cup goal in 1st for English soccer

A view of the VAR system during the FA Cup soccer replay Leicester City versus Fleetwood Town at the King Power Stadium, Leicester, England, Tuesday Jan. 16, 2018. In a first for English soccer, a goal was awarded thanks to the intervention of a video assistant referee as Leicester advanced to the fourth round of the FA Cup. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)

In a first for English soccer, a goal was awarded thanks to the intervention of a video assistant referee as Leicester advanced to the fourth round of the FA Cup on Tuesday.

Palmer eager for ’18 after year when his wife faced cancer

Justin Thomas putts on the third green during the final round of the Sony Open golf tournament, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

HONOLULU (AP) — Ryan Palmer couldn’t wait for 2018 to arrive.

Column: Bones still a caddie, but with a microphone in hand

Jim "Bones" Mackay, left, takes the ball from Justin Thomas on the seventh green during the third round of the Sony Open golf tournament, Saturday Jan. 13, 2018, in Honolulu. Although he retired last year, MacKay is filling in for Thomas' injured caddie at the Sony Open. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

HONOLULU (AP) — All it took was one week back on the bag to remind Jim “Bones” Mackay what he always loved about being a caddie.

Sharapova back in Oz, joins Federer, Djokovic in 2nd round

Russia's Maria Sharapova blows kisses to the crowd after she won over Germany's Tatjana Maria during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It wasn’t Maria Sharapova’s choice to miss the last Australian Open. That decision was taken out of her hands because of a doping ban following a failed test on her previous visit to Melbourne Park.

Australian Open: a recap of Tuesday, lookahead to Wednesday

Spain's Rafael Nadal, left, is congratulated by Victor Estrella Burgos of the Dominican Republic during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A quick look at the Australian Open:

Earnhardt Jr. to help NBC Sports at Super Bowl and Olympics

In this April 25, 2017, file photo, Dale Earnhardt Jr. speaks during a news conference at Hendrick Motorsports in Concord, N.C. Earnhardt Jr. barely had time to ease into retirement before NBC Sports gave him a full workload. Earnhardt will be part of the network's pregame show before the Super Bowl, then head to South Korea for NBC Sports' coverage of next month's Olympics. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nearly every day brings a new experience for Dale Earnhardt Jr., who spent the first 43 years of his life living in a bubble that consisted of NASCAR and not much else.


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