John Paul LeDoux, a longtime Spanish professor at Santa Fe Community College and Nambé resident, died Oct. 19 at age 51, less than five years after his amyotrophic lateral sclerosis diagnosis.
A familiar presence on the local theater and screenwriting scene for decades, John Hayes, died in hospice care on July 28, four months past his 75th birthday.
Family and friends described Ed Moreno as a dedicated and knowledgeable public servant and journalist with a calm and warm demeanor.
Beneranda “Bene” Razatos ran the restaurant with her husband, Dan Razatos, for decades. And everyone loved her, said her friend Rosalina Grace.
Frank DiLuzio Jr., considered by many to be the first paramedic to join the department, helped grow the paramedic force to over 30 today, said current Fire Chief Paul Babcock.
When Bill Worrell sold a piece of art, he'd tip his cowboy hat to the buyer and say, "I am honored that you have chosen a piece of my artwork. Thank you for keeping me off the streets and out of the classrooms, allowing me to do what I love — making art."
Arthur “Art” Blea was superintendent of the Pojoaque Valley School District three times between 1991 and 2010 and spent 50 years as an educator in Northern New Mexico.
Joe Miller was known for his nearly 30-year battle to develop hundreds of acres between Lamy and Old Las Vegas Highway he had purchased in the 1980s.
The longtime Santa Fe blacksmith, who had a timeless style and was a fixture at powwows across the West, died Saturday at 84 from COVID-19.
Named a Santa Fe Living Treasure in 2015 for his contributions to the community, Herb Beenhouwer died peacefully in his home last month. He was 91.
Several firefighters who had worked with Stan Holden said that without him, the county might have waited years to establish a department.
Paljor Thondup died of cancer at his home in Santa Fe in late August at the age of 72, said his son, Thupten Thondup.
Earlier this year, he announced the chest full of coins and other antiquities he had hidden in the Rocky Mountains had been found.
The state senator from Carlsbad co-sponsored the state’s predatory lending law and the New Mexico Lottery Scholarship bill.
“He was really imaginative from the beginning,” said Marc Neikrug, artistic director of the festival. “He understood enough about the essence of Santa Fe that he connected to the art world.”
"He was a deeply committed music lover, and that’s really what drove his involvement and support with these opera companies," said Robert Meya, general director of the Santa Fe Opera.
The longtime host of the nationally syndicated radio show Native America Calling, Harlan McKosato also wrote a weekly column on Indigenous issues for The New Mexican.
Maurice Roëves was known for his performances in 1992’s The Last of the Mohicans, the long-running British TV show Doctor Who and Tutti Frutti, a BBC Scotland series.
Former students say they remember her as an approachable professor with a knack for persuading those on the fence to pursue a career in helping others.
Anne Marion opened the Santa Fe museum in 1997 with 50 paintings, many from her personal collection, and grew the inventory to include around 3,000 items.