Doña Ana County

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR UNCLAIMED TO BE HELD NOV. 10

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR UNCLAIMED TO BE HELD NOV. 10

The remains of 22 people whose bodies were not claimed will be buried at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Las Cruces, with Jess Williams officiating the non-denominational service.  The ceremony will be open to the public, following masking and social distances guidelines.

Each body was cremated, and the remains have been in the custody of the Doña Ana County Health and Human Services Department, for at least 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 the cremation and eventual burial of the remains of indigent individuals who die in Doña Ana County. They are interred at St. Joseph Cemetery, under a contract with St. Genevieve’s Catholic Church.

The unclaimed remains of military veterans are buried each year at Santa Fe National Cemetery, with full military honors.  

The names of those cremated, slated to be interred on Nov. 10, follow:

First Name

Last Name

Age

Juan Carlos

Aguilar-Bazan

49

Theresia

Byrd

49

Pilar

Caldwell

51

Gordon

Carter

58

Arthur M

Dombeck

74

Sherry

Dubois

72

Kevin

Green

54

William Charles

Howard

51

Robert

Humphus

73

Thomas R

Jacobs

65

Lynn Reymond

Kiphart

80

Jerry

Lee

71

Amelia J

Lucero

77

Harold

McKelvey

54

Cameron

Mockbee

68

Martin E

Moreno

60

Lori

Richards

55

Larry

Rinker

61

Juan

Ulloa

68

James Arthur

Warren

62

James L

Williams

72

Paul

Zugasti-Damy

76

 

To claim cremains, please call the Doña Ana County’s Health and Human Services Department at 575-525-5848.

For more information about Doña Ana County, please visit www.donaanacounty.org.

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