Doña Ana County

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR THE UNCLAIMED TO BE CONDUCTED OCT. 24

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR THE UNCLAIMED TO BE CONDUCTED OCT. 24

Oct. 16, 2019
            The remains of 23 people whose bodies were not claimed will be buried at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Las Cruces, with Jess Williams officiating the non-denominational service.
            Each of the bodies has been cremated, and the remains have been in the custody of the Doña Ana County Health and Human Services Department for two years, as required by state law. No family or friends came forward during that period to claim the remains.
            Doña Ana County pays for cremation and eventual burial for the remains of indigent individuals who die within Doña Ana County. Cremains can be claimed by family or friends for a fee of $600, which covers the cremation costs.
            The unclaimed remains of military veterans are buried each year at Santa Fe National Cemetery with full military honors. Non-veterans are interred at St. Joseph Cemetery under a contract with St. Genevieve’s Catholic Church.
The names of those who will be interred are: Petra Guerrero, 80; Robert Humphus, 73; Humberto G. Bustamante, 82; Charles L. Travis, 63; Fred Creley, 76; Robert Reed, 62; Thomas Shoemaker, 58; Manuel Mena, 82; Santiago Dominguez, 81; Jackie B. Robertson, 88; Randolph Bloom, 66; Thomas DeLong, 58; Jerry D. Goodrey, 55; Michael J. Nolin, 69; Michael Robinson, 53; Robert L. Frachette, 70; Katherine Shaw, 85; Roberto Alvarado, 71; Wayne A. Irvin, 55; Larry L. Landers, 66; Rick. L. Smock, 56; Robert A. Smith, 61; and Allie James Hardeman, 67.
                                                                                                                                                                     
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