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Betty Ar­rant, 91, Peñasco, died Sept. 29

Pa­tri­cio “Pat” Lucero, 72 Hen­der­son, Ne­vada, died Aug. 15

Betty Ar­rant

Age 91, a res­i­dent of Pe­nasco, passed away peace­fully on Sat­ur­day, Septem­ber 29,

2018. Betty Ar­rant was born in Chamisal, to Jose Paz and Leonarda Lopez on March 09,

1927. She was a grad­u­ate of Me­naul High School in 1945. She was mar­ried to Bill Ar­rant in 1976. She grad­u­ated from High­lands Univer­sity with a de­gree in ed­u­ca­tion. She worked as a Li­brar­ian for Taos Mid­dle School for 21 years. Her life was ded­i­cated to mak­ing a dif­fer­ence in the ed­u­ca­tion of chil­dren. She loved read­ing, cook­ing, gar­den­ing and tak­ing care of her fam­ily. Betty was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents, Jose Paz and Leonarda Lopez, her first hus­band, Ben­ito Du­ran and her sec­ond hus­band, Bill Ar­rant; son, Ben­ito Du­ran, Jr.; sib­lings, Fabi­ola Dominguez (Ben), Bertha Maes­tas (Max), Min­nie Vigil (Al­fonso), Leroy Lopez; brother-in-law, Flavio Gon­za­les and nephew, Jake King. Betty is sur­vived by her chil­dren, Robert Du­ran (Dina), Joe Michael Du­ran; sib­lings, Rosa Gon­za­les, Bella Ar­mijo (Va­le­rio), Naomi El­izando (Juan), Jose Paz, Jr. (Lougie) and Paul (Teresa); grand­chil­dren, Eu­nice Du­ran (Robert), Joe Michael Du­ran, Jr. (Vic­to­ria), Jan­ice Du­ran (Aron); great- grand­chil­dren, Zoey Du­ran, AJ San­tis­te­van, and nu­mer­ous nieces, neph­ews and a very special niece, Dorothy Gon­za­les. Ser­vices are pend­ing at this time and will be an­nounced once they be­come avail­able. Serving the fam­ily as pall­bear­ers; David Dominguez, Benny Baca, Larry Maes­tas, Joe Michael Du­ran, Jr., Aron San­tis­te­van, and Robert Jaramillo. Honorary pall­bear­ers; Zoey Du­ran, and AJ San­tis­te­van. The fam­ily of Betty Ar­rant has en­trusted the care of their loved one to the De­Var­gas Fu­neral Home & Cre­ma­tory of the Es­panola Val­ley. 505-747-7477­var­gas­fu­

Pa­tri­cio “Pat” Lucero

Age 72, passed away in Hen­der­son, NV on Au­gust 15, 2018, af­ter a long bat­tle with can­cer. Pat served with the Ma­rine Corp in San Diego, CA and was a Viet­nam Vet­eran prior to mov­ing to Hen­der­son, NV. Pat is pre­ceded in death by his par­ents: Sa­muel & Clorinda Lucero, brother Luis Lucero, Taos NM. Pat is sur­vived by his wife El­ida, and sons, Pat Jr., Sam, Bonifi­cio, Alonzo and 11 grand­chil­dren. Four sib­lings, Dolores Archuleta (Johnny) Alb., NM, Ernest Lucero (JoAnn) Taos, Bonifi­cio Lucero (Mary Lou) Wi­chita TX, Re­becca Colthup, Phoenix, AZ. Ser­vices were at the South­ern Ne­vada Vet­er­ans Me­mo­rial Ceme­tery, Boul­der City, NV.

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