Obituaries from the Area

Some Trementina Death Records and/or Obituaries:

From an item in the microfilmed newspaper La Revista de Taos
dated Sept.  7, 1906,  Cruel Asesinato de un nino de 8 años. La Trementina.  Claudio Aragon 19 hijo de Pedro Aragon Mateo Apolinar Padilla 8 año hijo de Santiago Padilla.

Saturday, October 5, 2002:  JOSE QUINTANA, 74, of Las Vegas, NM., died Wednesday at his home following an extended illness.  He was born in Trementina on Dec. 26,1927, to Eusebio Quintana and Isabel Duran Quintana. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  He was a rancher most of his life.  A lifelong Catholic, he was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church.

PETRONILA TRUJILLO, 88, of Trementina and most recently of Albuquerque died Monday Born Feb. 24,1914,to the late Juan B. Estrada and Laura Gonzales, she was a member of a pioneer ranching family, as she and her husband, Carlos Trujillo, were ranchers in the Trementina area all their lives.  A graduate of the Normal University, known today as Highlands University she was a teacher in San Miguel County for many years.  She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Carlos; sister, Laura Estrada; and brother-in-law, Cristobal Trujillo.  She is survived by her daughter, Laura DeVargas of Albuquerque; son, Carlos Trujillo and wife, Consuelo, of Las Vegas, NM; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Carrie Pacheco and husband, Carlos, of Albuquerque; Carlota Trujillo of Las Vegas, NM.  Mary Koehen of Kansas, and Beatrice Ensz and husband, Eldon, of Georgia;  brother, Lazaro Estrada and wife, Bertha, of Denver; Stepmother, Juanita Hughes of Tucumcari; 11 half-brothers and sisters; and many other relatives and friends.

SEVERA MARIA ARCHULETA, 95, of Tulosa died Tuesday, June 13.

She was born in Trementina to the late Hilario and Carmelita Encinias.She moved to Tulosa at a young age where she wed Salomon Archuleta and raised their 12 children.She was known for her love, compassion, and devotion for her family and those that were a part of her life.  She is survived by her sons and daughters,Telesfor, Alicia, Geneva, Margarito, Carmen, Jose, Erminio, Fernando, Salomon Jr, and Petra; 25 grandchildren; sisters, Corina Lopez, Rosa Vigil, Emma Sanchez; brother, Hilario Gonzales; and many other relatives and friends.  Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today, June 16 at the Immaculate Concepcion Catholic Church. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 17,at the same church followed by a gathering for family and friends at the Civic Center for a meal. Burial will follow at the Tulosa Cemetery.  [Alburque Journal Santa Fe/North. Friday, June 16,2006.

24 thoughts on “Obituaries from the Area

    • I’m thinking of redoing the blog differently as I have so many updates to make. I just love finding my Sanchez cousins, it makes it worth it. I do come from Juan Toribio, Rafael and then on down. HMC

    • Jeannie, is this you? This Betsy Cotton from Cochise Dr in Phoenix. If this is you, how are the boys doing. Walt had quadruple surgery in November. We live out in north Peoria now in a bigger house. He retired this last August after fifty years of being an engineer. Hope this is you. Let me know.
      Betsy Cotton

    • No turpentine factory. Trementina is the sap from the small pine trees in that area. Traditionally used as a medicinal ointment. They mainly worked as sheep ranchers, herders, farmers. They did at one time have some ruins that looked like they actually milled something there, but my recollection is that is was sugar.

  1. Hi some time ago I found “selected Mora Marriages 1863” in a Trementina web site, I thought it was this one. Would you know where I can locate it again. At the time I found family history on my Romero, Manzanares , Sanchez, and other names. Thank you any help will be appreciated

  2. I am so grateful for your dedication to maintaining this site and the history of Trementina. I am a descendent of Santiago Blea. My father is Jose Leon Blea son of Lucio and Josefita Blea. I met Johnny Blea at church this morning. His family is from Mora. I directed him to your site. I can be reached at You’re working is a blessing to me! Katrina Blea

  3. Hi, my name is Evangelina (Vangie) Blea, daughter of Paul E (Encinias) Blea from Trementina. I had a sister named Anita (Annie) and one named Casilda, and a brother named Paul Jr. We moved to Tucumcari around 1945/47 somewhere around that time.
    Do any of you remember any of us? I can be reached at:
    My mom (Agustina) is burried in trementina and my dad is burried in Tucumcari.

    • I’m not sure I know your family, sometimes I get confused only because they are all so huge. I’m Henrietta M. Christmas, descendant of the Blea/Jaramillo/Estrada bunch. I started the blog to get going on some of the reunions and also to just let people know what Trementina is.

  4. By any chance have you came across the names Florencio Parras (1884-1962) or Refugio Parras, maiden name Chavez (1915-1965). I know Florencio was Apache and Refugio is Spanish but was an orphan. They are my great grand parents and I am trying to find more information on them. I know they raised my grandmother and her siblings int Trementina. This history on here is great by the way! Thank you for sharing it!

    • I’ve seen that name before and can do some lookups on that for you. I have another blog called You might also look there. This one is more static. Email me if you want.

      • Hi Brittnie, Florencio Parras was my great grandfather on my dad’s side. I’d love to talk to share notes with you on our family history. My email is , feel free to shoot me an email!

  5. My Great grandfather was Cecelio Valverde, and Chon Blea from Trementina. My Mother is Manuela Valverde Montano. She was the last of her family born in Trementina in 1933.

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    hi Henrietta, My name is Sharon Martinez. My grandparents were Leandro Emilio Martinez, from Mosquero, and Rebecca Tomasita Blea Martinez from Tremintina. I used to go to the family reunions with gramma Becca way back when. I was wondering if the family reunions are still happening. They were lots of fun.

    • Hi Sharon, this is Stacey I am a cousin of yours. My mom is Silvia, grandmother Hellen and Great-grandmother Rebecca. You are Arthur’s daughter. Would love to connect again, I am on the board as the Trementina Association.

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