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    The new year began with celebrations as the calendar flipped from 2004 to 2005.
    Newly elected Ajo Lukeville Health Service District board members Andy Leap and Kate Garmise took office with re-elected member Marty Branson. Other board members are Karen Gonzales and Linda Feidt. They selected Linda Feidt to serve as chair and Karen Gonzales as secretary/treasurer for the coming year.
    New Ajo Unified School District board members John Byrnes and Rose Cameron were seated in January. The board selected Malin Lewis to serve as chair and Ken Kermode as clerk for the coming year.
    Western Pima County Community Council members in odd numbered districts were re-elected to serve another term. The council selected Eric Marcus to serve as president, Ken Freese vice president, Edith Vance secretary, and Rose Zimmerman treasurer.
    The Ajo Garden Club officers are president Carol Yokum, vice president Ernest Green, co-treasurers Ted and Sharon Kuyper, secretary Carol Peek, scrapbook committee chair Marilyn Williams, and sunshine chair Sue Ford.
    Ajo Community Players presented a dinner theater production every Sunday through the month. Jim Reiman was joined by emcee Paul Crawford in Doc Holliday and the Angel of Mercy with Joe Marts entertaining with his original Western songs.
    Desert Senita Adult Care Home became licensed to provide directed care. Only two people initially moved into the home which could house ten residents. Work on the community garden in the backyard of the facility continued through a grant received by the International Sonoran Desert Alliance.
    Lectures continued through the winter season sponsored by Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association and Ajo/Why Archaeological Society.
    The Desert Music Club held Grandma's Attic, a fashion show featuring vintage fashions during a luncheon.
    The good citizenship scholarship awarded by the Ajo District of the Pima County Sheriff's Department to an Ajo High School senior each year was renamed for the late Lt. David B. Allen, who instituted the program. Allen was district commander when he died in September of 2004.
    Following news that the Arizona Department of Transportation was unhappy with the maintenance of the trees on Solana, Don Fedock, who originally planted them with funding from a CDBG grant to the CofC, again took over care and maintenance of the trees. Ajo Rotary Club has been contributing some funds for tree maintenance.
    A health fair was held at Desert Senita Community Health Center.
    The Family Dollar Store opened in the location once occupied by Olsens Marketplace.
    Border Patrol continued their efforts to stem the tide of undocumented migrants. USBP agents, along with other law enforcement and emergency medical service personnel, were involved in several rescues as the year progressed.

    The 26th annual Old Time Fiddlers Contest, the Piecemakers Quilt Show, and the Ajo Community Players' presentation of Vaudeville 2005 made the first weekend of February a busy one.
    Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Ladies Auxiliary recognized award winners, community workers, youth leaders, and folklorico dancers during its annual recognition program.
    The Xi Alpha Sigma and the Xi Gamma Pi chapters of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority held a joint Valentine Party. Rita Nord of Xi Alpha Sigma and Mollie Pullum of Xi Gamma Pi were named Sweethearts of the Year.
    Arsenic was the subject of a study of 40 households in Ajo. The results of the study were presented in a program at the public library. Frank Nidas of Ajo Improvement Company said AIC is working to meet the new standards for the amount of arsenic in the water that will go into effect in January 2006.
    More than 8 inches of rain fell between October and March. The Sonoran Shindig was cancelled because of rain but the ephemeral vegetation bloomed profusely, making the desert a riot of color.
    Citizen Corps Council and preparedness were the topics of a program sponsored by the Pima County Sheriff's Department. The program included information about CERT training, Sheriff's Auxiliary Volunteers, and other programs for volunteers.

    The Tucson Symphony Orchestra performed in Ajo. It was the debut of a new work by a composer-in-residence with the symphony.
    The Sonoran Shindig, which was rained out in March, drew a fairly large crowd. The highlight, everyone agreed, was the "critter parade" of animals made while Puppet Farm Arts was in town.
    The high school boys' basketball team ended its season with a 16 win, 8 loss record. The girls' team had a 12 win, 5 loss record.
    Ten fawns were born to pronghorn in the captive-breeding program on Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge. The births and the abundant rain allowed the Pronghorn Recovery Team to close public lands for fawning season from May 1 to July 15 rather than closing on March 15.
    The annual Tohono O'odham Traditions celebration at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument was spread throughout the month of March to increase opportunities for visitors to see the demonstrations. Rather than 2500 visitors in a single day with people and cars crowding the monument, each weekend saw increased visitation as Tohono O'odham artisans and speakers showed their skills in basketry, dryland farming, storytelling, and other cultural traditions.
    The winter season ended with a month long wildflower show. While not the most spectacular, it was the best in many years since several inches of rain fell between October and January. Many winter visitors stayed longer than in years past so they could enjoy the blooming landscapes.
    The Rural Arts Traveling Exhibit was joined by Celtic harp and violin music during its stay at the Curley School.
    Work began on the sewer lines and water lines in the Ajo townsite. Ajo Improvement Company began cleaning and replacing pipes to upgrade both systems. They continued to work on meeting new standards for water quality that will go into effect in January 2006.
    The Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association ended its season of lectures, desert experiences for members, and Childs Mountain tours, and opened a modest bookstore in the visitor center.
    Easter was celebrated with church services and the traditional sunrise service in the Plaza as well as with egg hunts and Easter baskets.
    Librarian Virginia Beauchel retired from service at Ajo's public library.
     Some of the revenue from the Tohono O'odham Nation's gaming activities must be returned to other government programs. One of the 14 recipients of these funds was the International Sonoran Desert Alliance for use in the Curley School project. The distribution was a requirement of Proposition 202 passed by voters in 2002.
    The Phoenix Connector bus route brought bus transportation back to Ajo after being discontinued in 2002. Ajo Transportation took Phoenix–bound riders to meet another bus in Gila Bend to complete the trip.

    Pima County Health Department began charging for shots in an effort to be more fiscally responsible. They say that many people who can afford the shots at a private provider's office take advantage of the free shot offered by the health department causing an increase of 62% in the number of shots given over the past three years.
    Ajo Townsite Historic District signs were installed throughout the district.
    Another 500 US Border Patrol agents were assigned to the Arizona-Mexico border, many of them were sent to the Ajo area.
    David N. "Davy" Davis was found dead near a shed outside a residence on the Leon ranch on Well Road. Eduardo Leon was arrested and charged with first-degree murder.
    Plans continue for reconstruction of the 1st Avenue bridge to alleviate flooding problems in that area of town. Members of the Pima County Flood Control Department said permitting and planning would probably take about two years.
    Linda M. Lam began working as the librarian at the Salazar-Ajo Branch Library filling the vacancy left by the retirement of Virginia Beauchel.
    Why Utility company was awarded $1,349,178 to reduce arsenic levels in the water to new federal standards.
    About half the teaching staff at the Ajo public school were notified their contracts weren't being renewed due to uncertainty regarding the population for the coming year. The loss of 41 students will affect the budget and cause some teaching staff members to be let go, however, the possible loss of 85 students coming from Lukeville may cause a more serious problem. The Attorney General's office has said its investigation is complete with "no criminal intent" recorded. Most of the teachers did receive contracts.
    Lina Miller resigned as school principal.
    US Marine Corps conducted on-the-ground and in-the-air maneuvers from California's Salton Sea to Tucson, including the Ajo area.
    PhelpsHelps Safety Fair at Walker Park provided games, prizes, and information about safety to those attending.
    A wet winter led to a green spring, but the dried vegetation later led to brush fires. One at Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge burned about 1000 acres. Local house fires in April were due to other causes.
    Kelly Moore took over as manager at The Stockmen's Bank branch in Ajo with the promotion of Keith Stone, who was transferred to Safford.
    Ajo's middle school students worked for almost a year in science classes to develop a pupfish pond for the endangered species. The project was completed this spring and an exhibit and video were shown at the celebration.
    The Ajo Lions Club dedicated its building at Center and Cameron. They had been working on renovation of the building for almost a year.

    Fiesta de Mayo brought out many community members to enjoy entertainment, food, and fun.
    The Ajo PTO sponsored a carnival to celebrate students' survival of end-of-the-year testing.
    The Ajo High School golf, softball, and track and field teams ended their seasons without reaching the playoffs; but the baseball team made it to the first round of the state tournament.
    Throughout the month Arizona superintendent of public instruction Tom Horne said his investigation of students bussed to Ajo schools from Lukeville continued to move slowly, but by the end of May he said he had evidence of fraud. He asked Pima County's superintendent of schools Linda Arzoumanian to do more thorough verification of residency. She declined, saying it would be regarded as discriminatory unless she did it for all 135,000 Pima County students. Horne then asked Ajo School District to do the verification. Superintendent Bob Dooley discussed the issue with the Pima County Attorney General.
    The school year ended with the annual poetry contest, award banquets, honors assemblies, musical program, and other activities. The Ajo Rotary Club held its annual honors banquet and students were awarded scholarships and received academic recognition.
    Ajo High School graduated its Class of 2005. Graduating with distinction were valedictorian Judith D. Salcido and salutatorian Anna Lilia Vega. Graduating with honors were Joseph M. Alvillar, Jonathan R. Clements, Brandon Alton Grissom, Vanessa Reid, and Shawn C. Spitzer. Other Class of 2005 graduates were Charles N. Bauer, Brian Bissell, Ana M. Diarte, Ricardo P. Encinas, Tanya R. Espinoza, Viviana Gray, Kimberly A. Hobbs, Michaela Kuebler, Cody L. Manuel, Orion J. Mattia Fry, Mandy R. Pickle, Mike T. Pickle, Joel P. Sandate, and Griselda E. Sandoval.
    Donald German was named principal of the Ajo schools. He moved to Ajo from Prescott.
    The Ajo Unified School District #15 received recognition from Governor Janet Napolitano for successfully participating in her Nickel Plus education program to successfully move an additional five cents per dollar into the classroom.
    Ajo's letter carriers gathered 1606 pounds of food for the Ajo Food Bank.
    An editorial in the Arizona Republic suggested that the resources on Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, as well as citizens of the area, would be safer if legislators and the president created a meaningful immigration policy.

    Following end-of-the-year awards, sports banquets, and graduation ceremonies at the Ajo public school and Christian academy, summer fun began. Activities for kids included T-ball, coach pitch, swimming lessons, swim team, and just free time at the Ajo swimming pool. Hook-a-Kid on Golf and the Challenge Golf League, and prizes and programs at the public library were available. Watercolor painting classes were offered by artist Michael Chiago. The Tucson Youth Development program provided jobs and on-the-job training for some of Ajo's young people. Two winners of a contest sponsored by the IGA went to the US Space Camp.
    Phase one of the Curley School Project was awarded tax credits through the Arizona Department of Housing. Conversion of A and J buildings into 30 rental units for artists and artisans and renovation of the auditorium are planned. Construction should begin in early 2006 with completion in about a year.
    Desert Senita Community Health Center is using money from fundraisers to purchase a bone density machine.
    Lina Olais was named Woman of the Year by the Xi Gamma Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. She was honored with a tea at the Guest House Inn.
    Fires on Barry M. Goldwater Range destroyed about 60,000 acres, coming as close as Crater Range. The flames raged for almost a week keeping firefighters busy, and closing Highway 85 for most of a day. Power was shut off for the protection of firefighters, leaving residents without electricity several times in several days.
     Ajo's HOPE Coalition, an activity of Pima Youth Partnership, planted a Memory Garden on the public school campus in remembrance of those affected by substance abuse.
    The Desert Senita Adult Care Home, which opened in August of 2004, has had few residents and has been threatened with possible closure. They were accepted by the Arizona Long Term Care System to pay part of the cost for eligible residents who could not otherwise afford to live in the home. DSCHC and DSACH staffs continued to hope the income would be enough so the doors can remain open.
    A co-ed baseball league of seven teams played in a friendly competition. The league was sponsored by Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation.
    Grand marshals Carl and Mae Ebann were joined by Pima County Supervisor Sharon Bronson and many others who participated in the Independence Day parade on Saturday, July 2. Instead of the usual festival, several groups opened their air-conditioned buildings to serve lunch. The fireworks on Monday, July 4, were set off by Ajo Gibson Volunteer Fire Department from the traditional spot on the slag pile.
    Bone density testing can be done at Desert Senita Community Health Center now that a DEXA scan machine has been purchased.
    A group of residents and a group of youngsters got together with the staff of the International Sonoran Desert Alliance to brainstorm positive ways to show appreciation for Ajo. They encouraged businesses, organizations, and individuals to try some of the ideas to spark enthusiasm.
    The Desert Sharks swim team placed fourth for the season at the final meet in Marana.
    Community Development Block Grants were awarded to Desert Senita Community Health Center, Ajo Gibson Volunteer Fire Department, Ajo Ambulance, and Why Fire Department.
    An end to month-to-month leases for space in the Curley School complex was announced. Renters were asked to vacate their spaces by September 15 to make the ownership take-over and construction safer and easier.
    With the approval of Arizona Long Term Care System funding for low-income people, Desert Senita Adult Care Home added several residents.

    Ajo's student population spent the first two weeks of the month getting ready for school or trying to enjoy their last days of summer freedom. School began on August 15 with a new principal and seven new teachers.
    DSCHC celebrated National Health Center Week.
    Several residents met with Minerals Research and Recovery's president Mike Vick to express their concern about the dust escaping from their operation. Vick said he would do a thorough examination of the problem and confirm that air quality permit requirements are being met.
    Tom Dye was named "All State Commander" and "Most Valuable Post Commander" at the Am Vets convention.
    Artist Michael Chiago taught several Ajo young people and some older folks about watercolor techniques.
    Two 806-ton generators plodded up Highway 85 on their way from Mexico to the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station at about five miles an hour. Traffic delays were reduced because the trucks carrying the generators traveled primarily from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. and pulled off the road to cool down periodically.
    The Stockmen's Bank celebrated its 25th anniversary. The bank has 41 branches in Arizona and California, one of which is located in Ajo.
    US Customs and Border Protection and other agencies in the US and Mexico have implemented the bilateral Alien Smuggler Prosecutions Program titled Operation Against Smugglers (and Traffickers) Initiative on Safety and Security. It is better known as OASISS. The program expands previous efforts to identify and prosecute violent human smugglers thereby saving lives.

    Desert Senita Adult Care Home closed its doors because it it had not been able to achieve financial viability.
    Local individuals, organizations, and agencies sent people and funds to help the victims of the Hurricane Katrina disaster in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
    The Ajo schools achieved Annual Yearly Progress according to the Arizona Department of Education.
    Murder charges were dismissed against Thomas Bates due to his mental status. Bates was charged with stabbing his 13-year-old cousin, Richard Valadez, in February 2004.
    A group of young people and adults held discussions and will continue to try to create a skate park in Ajo.
    More than 60,000 acres of desert vegetation were burned but the desert will recover, according to biologists who said the recovery will be slow, but with sufficient winter rain noticeable progress should be evident.
    Residents and visitors from Mexico celebrated peace with a parade of desert critters and doves of peace on the International Day of Peace.
    Pima Youth Partnership, with many programs for kids in Ajo, expanded into other parts of the state and changed its name to Arizona Youth Partnership. The programs for Ajo youth have not changed.

    The rifle range was renamed for the late Virgil Ellis, a long-time Ajo resident who promoted safety and spent many hours improving and maintaining the facility.
    The Ajo Mountain Drive at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument was closed for repairs. Repairs were completed and the road was opened again sooner that expected.
    There was a strong turnout of those interested in forming a skatepark. The group met several times and by the end of the year had formed a non-profit association and begun research on funding the park, ethics, and operation. They appealed to Pima County for assistance and hope the skatepark can be built at Walker Park. There were mixed emotions from others concerned with liability, the reputation of skateboarders possibly attracting gang activity, and other issues.
    Two bodies were found, one in Ajo and one in Lukeville. One was determined to have been murder.
    Forty second and third graders got to see the circus compliments of the Ajo Masons.
    The possibility of Whiplash Racing, Inc. bringing a race to the desert near Ajo was also received with mixed emotions among residents. BLM says there is a formal process before a permit can be approved that includes a comment period and formal hearings.
    Olivia Vanegas-Funcheon was inaugurated as the first Tohono O'odham president of the Tohono O'odham Community College. She is an Ajo native and graduate of Ajo High School.
    "Stuff it" was the plea of the Ajo Food Bank when they parked their van in the parking lot at Olsens Marketplace. The van was stuffed with 1200 pounds of food for those in need. They repeated the plea and stuffed the van again at Christmas.
    Andy Fisher, ranger at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, received an award for her creative efforts with students in the Ajo school who studied, did research, designed, and built a refugium pond for the endangered pupfish in Quitobaquito. The area has been closed because of illegal foot traffic and visitors were unable to view the pupfish. The alternate home for a small population also increases the chances of their survival if conditions threaten them at Quitobaquito.
    National Wildlife Refuge Week was celebrated with tours to the top of Childs Mountain and other activities.
    The Registrar of Contractors presented information about promoting quality construction, preventing illegal home repair scams, and giving homeowners tips about what to expect when contracting home improvements.
    The Pima County Sheriff's Department reiterated its policy of zero tolerance for illegal ATVs. All all-terrain vehicles, quads, and off-road vehicles driving on area roads are subject to licensing, proper registration, and proper operation.
    Homecoming saw the Red Raiders lose the football game against the Panthers of Superior. King Andrew Mendez and Queen Denise Mariscales reigned.
    Representatives from the offices of Governor Janet Napolitano, Congressman Raul Grijalva, and Pima County Supervisor Sharon Bronson were at the public library to hear comments and concerns of residents. They plan to visit quarterly.
    Ajo's Xi Gamma Pi Halloween Parade saw lions, tigers, and bears – Oh, my!

     A welcoming reception for new librarian Linda Lam of the Salazar-Ajo branch library was given by Friends of the Library.
    In spite of a late arrival, more than 500 flu shots were administered to area residents at Desert Senita Community Health Center.
    Former resident Frank Gonzales Mesquita was a suspect in the fatal shooting of Beatrice Rios Ochoa with whom he was sharing a house.
    A flood control department plan for the Second Avenue bridge and the retention basin west of the Curley School was discussed at the monthly meeting of the Western Pima County Community Council. The basin is intended to be shallow and will collect rainwater releasing it gradually to alleviate flooding through the townsite. Plans for the replacement of the Second Avenue bridge are being reviewed.
    A reception to introduce the architect of the Curley School restoration project, Richard Fe Tom, and hear updated information and plans for the project from project director Jim Wilcox drew more than 100 people to the auditorium. Plans include a job fair in January to encourage the hiring of local workers and groundbreaking in February.
    Field trips and brush-up sessions were provided for volunteers interested in participating in the Ajo Christmas Bird Count which is part of the Audubon Society's annual national count.
    Mountain lion sightings were reported in the area.
    St. Juan Diego was honored with a mass and traditional procession. The event included a dinner and music.
    A tour of several artists' studios took place during the Thanksgiving weekend.
    Sign-ups, lessons, and interviews with counselors were part of the process for many getting ready for the new Medicare Part D prescription drug plans to be instituted in January.
    The Ajo Copper News opened its two back rooms adding more office supplies, art supplies, games, books, and more.
    A pet parade and car show were added to the annual Great Western Street Fair held on Lomita between the churches and extending to the Curley School steps. Entertainment, food, and lots of items for sale kept shoppers and lookers happy all day.
    Phil Perkins retired as county attorney after 20 years in Ajo. He was feted and roasted at a community reception.
    Twain by the Tale was the fall production of the Ajo Community Players. They gave three performances which were well-received.

     Jones Auto Dealership turned the Plaza into a used car lot for a week. Balloons attracted attention, lookers, and buyers. The event was received with smiles from some who enjoyed shopping in the Plaza and frowns from others who thought it was in poor taste to fill the Plaza with cars.
    Noche Navideña VII drew a crowd of dancers who danced after the show that has become an annual Christmastime event. Local folkloric and professional dancers participated and everyone, including audience members, danced afterward. The event has become one of the most popular of the holiday season.
    The annual holiday concert by the public school music department helped put people in a festive mood, as did the annual Christmas concert by the community choir and community band. Both were directed by Susan Spitzer.
    A new docent program is being developed at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Local volunteers are encouraged to participate.
    Artspace officers Kelley Lindquist and Chris Velasco worked with local artists and others on marketing the Curley School live and work spaces that are on schedule for completion in February 2007.
    Kids in the Ajo public school's first grade were given picture books. Second and third graders received dictionaries and fourth graders each received a thesaurus. The books were donated by the Governor's, First Grade Book Program, Ajo Elks, and individuals in the community. The Ajo Masons gave bikes to lucky winners who read books and won a drawing.
    The annual Christmas Bird Count was held on the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge.
    The public school board heard from superintendent Bob Dooley about the difficulty of recruiting teachers from Arizona's universities. He suggested they consider recruiting teachers from the Philippines.
    Santa's annual visit began on Thursday and continued on Friday. On Christmas Eve, he appeared in the tower of the Curley School, rode his sleigh to the Plaza, and talked with more kids before leaving for his Christmas Eve rounds.
    A moving vehicle ran into the front window of the Circle K. The driver and passengers were transported to a medical facility for minor injuries.
    Christmas Day saw area churches filled with people celebrating the holy day.
    The holiday season was celebrated with the parties, caroling, services, and concerts throughout the community.

    Happy New Year!


Welcome to our world
    In the 2005 issues of the Ajo Copper News, we printed birth announcements, welcoming to our world:
Kyra Elizabeth Adams
Clara Yvette Barnett-Joya
Sebastian Raiden Blount
Jazmin Rene Bradley
Devin Matthew Kyle Brooks
Riana Isabella Calles
Sydney Grace Crum
Marco Antonio de la Hoya
Guillermo Willie Ortiz Diaz
James David Durham
Ronald Eugene Evans III
Emma Alyssa Garcia
Francisco Garcia Jr.
Savannah Samantha Garcia
Samuel Alan Gilden
Heather Elizabeth Grissom
Jace Ryan Julander
Adryanna Norma
Elena Leatherwood
David Jesus Mesquita III
Victoria Liliana Munoz
Isaiah Andrew Nez
Abby Jo Noblitt
Lorelei Elizabeth Osborne
Hope Danika Puffer
Catherine Marie Quigley
Crystal Ann Quigley
Angelique Stevana Mia Ramirez
Ariana Justine Rendon
Madison Leigh Reyna
Summer Rae Rojo
Tristin Parker Salinas
Colter David Shafer
Jazmyn Nichole Shafer
Colin Scott Strong
Chrislyn Faith Whiteside

May they rest in peace
The obituaries of many friends and neighbors appeared in the Ajo Copper News in 2005.
John Byron Allen
A. “Jay” Anderson
Marvin Andrews
Shirley Jean Angel
Erlinda Aroz
Fillman Childs Bell
Oscar Cameron Bell
Phil “Breeze” Brierly
Kay D. Brown
Jacque Burkhead
Pedro L. “Pete” Bustamante
Henry “Gordo” Bustamante
Todd LeRoy Carie
Ignacio M. “Nino” Carrera
Maria Celaya
Jean W. Clark
Joe Macias Contreras
Kimberly Ann Cordell
Concepcion O. Cornelius
David N. Davis
Mary Davis
Viola Davis
John Anthony De Gomez
James Lewis Dixon
Christina Mills Dorsey
Carl K. Ebann
Joe G. Elder
Virgil Ellis
Merlin S. Eltzroth
James Eugene England
Jim Espinosa
Jeri Lymme Ewing
Anna E. Parra Fernandez
Birdie Brunette Fincher
Maria G. Flores
Charles Gaetjens
Harry Garwood
Patricia Louise “Patty” Gibson
C. W. “Charlie” Godfrey
Maria Gonzalez
David Goodman
Leroy J. Guthrie
John Merrill Hammons
Orvis E. “Pete” Harrison
Elsie Heairld
Michael D. Henry
Arthur Holguin
Marie Johnson
Roy Kanter
Ruth Kaster
Olivia Kilgore
Dorothy Kinkead
Alfonso M. Laborin
Lois Mozelle Lahm
 Armando Leon
Jose M. “Shorty” Leon
Malin Wilson Lewis
Herman Lopez
Ruben Lopez
Alice Luna
Luis Y. Luna
Kenneth David Mack
Ricardo “Ric” Marin
Marguerite Marks
Louis Martinez
Lloyd Marty
Thelma Carol McDonald
William H. McDonald
Lucille McFarland
Ruby Mae McSweeny
Benjamin Mendez
Brad Merrill
Olisto Victor Mike Sr.
Roy Murdock
Mary Lou Newman
Johnny Ortiz
Molly Ortiz
Lawrence Sidney
“Butch” Osborne
Elizabeth “Betty” Parish
Rhoda Peters
Tony Wayne Petty
Dixie Ann Poole
Carmen I. Ramirez
Robert Louis Rathbun
Vesta Roberson
Walter Rogers
Florinda C. Romero
Maria Romero
Raul Y. “Curley” Romero
Daisy M. Cordy Ross
Charles Franklin Rountree
Ruby B. Sanders
Catherine Shelly
Mildred Stephens
Chester W. “Ski” Swiderski
Maria Elena Thielen
Victoria Thorpe
Mayo Tibbitt
Connie Vickers
Coy Lee Wade
Leonarda “Lora” Westbrook
Jack A. White
Sharon Ruth “Sherry”
Farmer Wilkinson
Helen Batman Williams
Tex L. Woodard
Kris Yarberry
Linda Davis Zenonian

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