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Derryl Anthony Owens

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Derryl Anthony Owens, 71, of Gallup, N.M. died Dec. 11, 2018. He was preceded in death by his father Eddie Owens of Los Angeles, Ca.; mother Lily Hawkins Churchill of Los Angeles; and stepmother Cena Owens of Los Angeles. He is survived by his wife Lucy M. Owens of Coyote Canyon, N.M.; brother Mark Churchill; and children Bruce Morgan, Victor Hicks, Tremayne Hicks, Phoebe Hicks, Lucinda Hicks, and Earlene Hicks. Funeral services were held Dec. 18 at Rollie Mortuary, Gallup, N.M.

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Joel G. Peterson, Age 90 of Floresville, Texas, died Aug. 21, 2018.

He was preceded in death by parents Mr. and Mrs. Andrew and Ada (Porter) Peterson, Brother, Joel Peterson, Sisters, Norma Neal, Mary King, Emma Felps & Selma Tate.

He is survived by wife of 66 years, Louise (Milom) Peterson, Children, Larry Peterson, Terri Pirkle (Kelley) & Greg Peterson (Lesa), Grandchildren, Halee and Shelby Peterson, Kody, Kolton and Kutter Pirkle, numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family.

The family will receive friends Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 Noon to 1 pm at Stockdale Church of Christ, Stockdale, TX.

Funeral Services will be held at Stockdale Church of Christ, Stockdale, TX at 1...

In Loving Memory Harry James Gonzales

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Harry James Gonzales of Albuquerque, N.M. died July 10, 2018.

He was proceeded in death by his father and mother, Teofilo and Nieves Gonzales.

He is survived by his loving wife; Bella Gonzales of Albuquerque, NM, his daughter; Cecilia Morris and husband Shawn, Grandchildren; Yaraya and Xavier Morris, and mother-in-law Odia Sona, 10 siblings and numerous nephews and nieces.

Funeral Services will be held in Albuquerque, Friday, July 13 at 9 am at Daniels Family Funeral Service, on Wyoming.

Interment is at Grants Memorial Cemetery following the service.

Memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors, Lupus Foundation of America.

Gayla Glascock Crossman

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She grew up in Gallup, New Mexico. Ever the lover of learning, she graduated valedictorian of her high school. She was a ballerina for over 50 years and danced in Utah, New York and traveled with a dance company.

Deciding she did not want to pursue that permanently, she got her Bachelor's degree from the University of New Mexico. While working on her Master's, she met the love of her life and best friend, husband, Harlan. They married in 1964, and raised their two children, Avery and Monica in Phoenix.

She lovingly welcomed son-in-law, Stig, to the family and was overjoyed when her grand-children Erlend and Emilia were born. Gayla loved playing with her dogs, gardening, and reading. She...

In Loving Memory

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Gallup veteran police officer succumbs to cancer

Retired Detective Donald Howard passed away Dec. 18, after losing his battle to brain cancer.

Donations can be made through any Wells Fargo Bank through the account “Donald Howard’s Donation Account.”

There will be an escort beginning at the Gallup Police Department at 10 am. Services will be Dec. 22 at 11 am, at the First Baptist Church located at 2112 College Drive, Gallup, New Mexico.

Family, friends, fellow officers and the community are welcome to join. Line up will begin around 9 am. Civilian parking will be to the north of the parking lot and all officers may park within the gated area.

Donald Howard will be greatly...

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