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Sept. 28 Obituaries

Filomena Salazar, 100

Filomena Sena Salazar, 100, died Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales.

She was born on July 5, 1904, in Sena, to Regina and Antonio Sena.

She grew up in the area near Sena and Villanueva. She married Antonio Salazar on Oct. 24, 1927. They made their home on a ranch near Villanueva until 1983 when they moved to Portales. She lived the remainder of her life in Portales. She was a member of the Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Ricardo Sena; a sister, Lionila Chavez; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and her husband.

Survivors include four sons, Petrolino Salazar (and wife, Agnes) of Moriarty, Tomas Salazar (Mary) of Sena, Armando “Joe” Salazar (Angie) of Villanueva and Jimmy Salazar (Patricia) of Moriarty; four daughters, Begnina Romero of Romeroville, Pablita Trujillo (Rubio) of Albuquerque, Esquipulita “Skippy” Encinias (Casey) of Portales and Deluvina Encinias of Moriarty; 37 grandchildren; 77 great-grandchildren; 37 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Juan Sena of Pueblo, Colo.; and two sisters, Condrada Velasquez of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Ambrosia Archibeque of Pueblo.

Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday in Villanueva. Father Francis Melloy will officiate the services.

Burial will be at Sena Cemetery in Sena.

Pallbearers are Rudy, Patrick, Everett, Tommy and Jacob Salazar, Merijilldo Encinias, Lawrence Trujillo and Faustin Anaya.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

Thomas Tipton, 81

Thomas J. “T.J.” Tipton, 81, of Texico, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, in Belen.

He was born on April 15, 1923, in Plainview, Texas, to O’Connell “Charlie” and Esther Moore Tipton.

He was raised in New Mexico and married Marcine Pardue on Jan. 18, 1947. He joined the Conservation Corps in his youth and worked all over New Mexico. He was a member of the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1945 and served in World War II in the South Pacific Theater with the infantry. He was awarded two Purple Hearts. Family members said he was a longtime cowboy in Arizona and New Mexico and was the foreman for Castors, Baxters, and Feed and Ranch Supply, retiring in 1973.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and three sisters.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Sandy Cox and Dee Hall (and husband, Gary), both of Belen; four sons, Skip “Tipton” Moss (Glenda) of Clovis, Charles “Chuck” Tipton (Susan) of Tahoka, Texas, Ronny Tipton (Dottie) of Portales and Frank Tipton (Vicki) of Clovis; 19 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. today at Clovis Livestock Auction, 501 S. Hull St. in Clovis. Cremation has taken place.

Arrangements are by Romero Funeral Home of Belen.