Doña Ana County

INDIGENT FUNERAL SERVICES TO BE CONDUCTED TUESDAY, NOV. 6

INDIGENT FUNERAL SERVICES TO BE CONDUCTED TUESDAY, NOV. 6

 

            The remains of 24 people whose bodies were not claimed will be buried at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 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: Robert Timmons, 87; Donald Ettinger, 87; Darlene Mackenzie, 84; Robert T. Baum, Sr., 77; Richard Bousquet, 74; Roberto Gonzalez, 70; Leslie Dodd, 69; Marie Antoinette Delgado, 68; Reynaldo Armendariz; 67; David S. Hastings, 67; Downie J. Scott, 64; Marianna Garcia, 65; Richard J. Latka, 63; George Hall, 62; Bradley R. Dillinger, 61; Curtis Knight, 59; Walter Gerald Minnick, 59; David Valentine, 58; Ernest Parks, 57; Angela R. Reese, 55; James A. Files, 39; Sherri Willis, 53; Nina K. Files, 39; and infant male baby Boggs, 1 day.
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            Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (575) 525-5801.
 

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