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Martha Zollinger, who for the past half century has been one of the best ambassadors Gallup has ever seen, passed away of natural causes just a few days before her 98th birthday.

After spending most of her early life in Ohio and Louisiana, she moved to Gallup in 1964 with her husband, John, and three children Jack Bob...

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Steven Gregory Yoder, age 38, passed away on August 9, 2020 in Turlock, Calif. Yoder was born in Gallup on June 21, 1982 and attended local schools, graduating from high school in Rehoboth and then attending the University of New Mexico-Gallup and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N. C.

Yoder worked at Houston Lumber and taught construction tech at Miyamura High School. He was also a youth pastor at East Aztec Baptist Church and Grace Bible Church. He received an “Exemplary Teacher” award from Gallup-McKinley County Schools and was recognized by Skills USA with many students that were state and national champions.

He loved spending time with family and...

Helen A. Bagh

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October 1, 1942 – July 14, 2020

Helen A. Bagh, age 77, passed away at her home in New Mexico on July 14, 2020 but her heart was always in Pahrump, Nevada where she lived for many years. She loved to make people laugh; she loved to dance and always filled the room with her smile. She was feisty, quick witted, and loved to share her adventurous life stories, which were sure to bring a smile and a laugh. Although her income was modest, her generosity and sincere concern for others was without limit.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Anwar (Andy) Bagh. She is survived by her children, Gloria Angelo and Jeffery Fuller; her grandchildren, Christina, Angel and Tawni; 6 great...

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Serene Hendrix, 83 of Las Cruces, NM died May 5, 2020. She was preceded in death by husband Andy Hendrix, daughter Andrea Hendrix and brother Darrell Julian. She is survived by son, Steve Hendrix, daughter Sandra Hendrix, brother Dwaine and Julian, sisters Janet Pedricelli, Jeanelle Simpson, grandkids Stevie and Garret. Funeral Services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to her family.

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A private funeral service will be held for Judy A. Taira, 60, March 21.  She passed away on March 12, 2020 in Gallup.  She was born on July 8, 1959 in Gallup.

Judy is survived by husband, Kevin Taira and children, Sean Taira, Jennifer Taira and Ryan Taira, all of Gallup.  She was preceded in death by father, Candido Gutierrez, mother, Helen Baldonado Gutierrez and brother, Frank Gutierrez.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Gallup Humane Society, P.O. Box 10, Gallup, 87305.

A public celebration of Judy’s life will be announced at a later date.

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