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Madrid, Manuel L.

Manuel L. Madrid

Services: Have been held.

Manuel L. Madrid, 87, of Vaughn, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Care Center in Clovis.

He was born April 8, 1917, in Puerto De Luna, to Joseph Madrid and the former Elauteria Luna. He married Elena on Feb. 19, 1949, in Encino. He worked as a custodian at the Vaughn public school and as a railroad trackman. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II with Troop “B” 101th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron as a demolition specialist. His tour of duty included Rhineland and Central Europe from 1942 until his honorable discharge on Oct. 18, 1945. He returned to Vaughn where he managed Woody’s Truck Stop and the Ranchview Café and also worked as a carpenter. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Vaughn. Family members said he enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening, music and dancing. Family members also said he enjoyed pinon picking and discussing historical and current events with his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife; a grandson, Jeremiah Chavez; a son, Benjamin Madrid; a brother, Meliton Madrid; and a sister, Juanita Garcia.

Survivors include four daughters, Alice Rael and Lucia Montonya (Louis) all of Clovis, Betty Rhinehart (and husband, Bill) of Albuquerque, and Orphela Roybal (Alfredo) of Vaughn; two sons, Isidro Madrid (Jane) of Las Cruces; Alex Madrid (Mary) of Fort Sumner; a daughter-in-law, Candace Madrid of Denver; 16 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Father Patrick Duffy will officiate the services.

Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Vaughn.

Pallbearers are Ernesto Roybal, John Rhinehart, Michael Aultman, Tommy Madrid, Joanne Rael, Margaret Rael, Denise Chavez, and Carla Jean Lopez.

Honorary pallbearers are Amy Lucero, Meliton Madrid Jr., Robert Garcia, Norbert Archibeque, Blas Madrid, and Adolpho Gauna.

All arrangements are by Chavez Funeral Home in Fort Sumner.