Carroll Crawford

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1934 – 2016

Obituary for Carroll Crawford

Brigadier General (NMARNG-Ret.) Carroll Edwin Crawford passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, in Farmington, after a long and hard-fought battle. He is now with the Heavenly Army of his Lord and Savior. He was born on Sept. 14, 1934, in Farmington, to Burrel H. and Dyvena Stiles Crawford. He was raised on the Crawford Farm and graduated from Farmington High School in 1952, where he lettered in football, track and band. He earned an Associates in Arts from New Mexico State University, a Bachelor of Science in Management degree from Park College (Cum Laude), and a Bachelor of Science in General Business from the University of the State of New York. He also attended several military schools including Officer Candidate Course, Command and General Staff College, Graduate of Artillery Officer Basic Extension Course (Air Defense), and Ordinance Branch Officer Advanced Course.

He married the love of his life, Bonnie June French, on Sept. 5, 1953. To this union of 62 plus years, were born two daughters, Diana and Rebecca; and a son, Scott. He worked for over 40 years at El Paso Natural Gas Company retiring as Director of Measurement Technical Operations in 1997. During this time he was on the Instructional Staff at the Texas A and I University-Gulf Coast Measurement Short Course, College of Engineering University of Oklahoma-Southwestern Gas Measurement Short Course, and University of Oklahoma International School of Hydrocarbon Measurement. Upon retirement, he was dba a Consultant/Auditor. When he had nothing else to do, he ran his farm on the old homestead eventually developing it into Vista San Juan Estates.

Carroll served as President on the Bloomfield School Board and as President on the San Juan College Advisory Board before being transferred to El Paso, Texas. In his 33 years with the New Mexico Army National Guard, he served with many fine and loyal soldiers and officers in units in Farmington, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Las Cruces, and White Sands. He earned the rank of Brigadier General (Air Defense Artillery and Ordinance Branches). He returned to Farmington in 1998, and served on the Bloomfield Irrigation District Board.

Carroll was ordained a deacon and inducted into the Ancient Order of Saint Barbara. He was a charter member of the Natural Gas Measurement Association, member of the Permian Basin Measurement Society, and a charter member of Emmanuel Baptist Church-Farmington in 1956.

He received the U.S. Army Meritorious Service Medal, BLM NM Oil and Gas Conference Award, BLM NM Director Award for Conservation and Development of an Alternative Measurement Program. He received a Certificate of Achievement for 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade. He received Certificates of Appreciation from EPNG, Service in the Armed Forces of the U.S. Air Defense Artillery, and Completion of Active Reserve Service.

Carroll had deep roots in the San Juan County area. His grandfather Dave Stiles, served as mayor of Farmington in the 1940s. His grandfather William Crawford was a pioneering farmer and rancher in Bloomfield and Huerfano areas. Both families came to New Mexico in the first year of Statehood, 1912, from Texas.

Carroll was preceded in death by his parents, Burrel and Dyvena Crawford; daughter, Diana Crawford Keith; and brother, Lloyd Burrel Crawford; grandparents Flora and Dave Stiles and William and Minni Sota Bailey Crawford.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Bonnie June, of the family home; daughter, Rebecca “Becky” (Lauren) Puepke; and son, Scott of Farmington; brother, Dr. Terry (Jane) Crawford of Las Cruces: sisters-in law, Ibbie Crawford of Austin, Texas, Anna Jean (Wayne) Shults of Texas, Catherine Graminski of Alpine, Calif.; grandchildren; Kirsten (Ricky) Lofton of El Paso, Texas, Ryan Hatch of Albuquerque, Melissa (Micheal) Munoz of Farmington, Amanda Rojo of Farmington, Shae Lynn (Allen) Young of Amarillo, Texas, Marshall Crawford of Farmington, Taylor (Kyler) Kirkland of Amarillo. Katelyn (Cimaron) Hernandez of El Paso; great-grandchildren, Noah Lofton, Elena and Emmanuel Munoz, Nathanael Rojo, Malakai Kirkland, Brycen Hernandez; and two on the way; many nieces and nephews who will miss him.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, at Brewer, Lee and Larkin Funeral Home in Farmington.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 211 W. 20th St. with the Rev. John Preston officiating. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery with full military honors. Pallbearers are Scott Crawford, Marshall Crawford, Micheal Munoz, Lauren Puepke, Allen Young and Kyler Kirkland. Honorary Pallbearers are Ryan Hatch, Ricky Lofton and Cimaron Hernandez.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the or

Carroll’s care is entrusted to the Brewer, Lee and Larkin Funeral Home, 103 E. Ute St. in Farmington, 505-325-8688.


Katheen Foutz

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Kathleen Foutz (1946 – 2016)


Kathleen Foutz came into this world born to Joseph Russell and Helen Foutz in Farmington on June 11, 1946. She left us on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, after a long battle with ALS.

Her parents owned Teec Nos Pos Trading Post, where she grew up until time to attend and graduate from Farmington High School. After high school, she was taught an amazing ability for business by her father, a U.S. licensed Indian trader.

Her first love and lifetime devotion was to her son, Russell Jay Deluzio, of Farmington. Kathy and Jay enjoyed snow skiing, and she instilled in Jay a deep appreciation of reading. Kathy is survived by Jay and her brothers, Bill Foutz and wife Kay of Farmington, Andy Foutz of Phoenix, Ariz., and Jacque Foutz, widow of her late brother, John Foutz; her cousin, Ed Foutz, and wife Jackie, along with many nieces and nephews of the family.
Her lifetime achievements were many. She and her business partner established Mary Murfin’s, a ladies apparel shop, and had many women addicted to their fashion sense. She was featured in Redbook Magazine as a New Mexico beauty as pictured above.

Kathy ran the wholesale division of Foutz Indian Room and featured Navajo rugs, baskets and folk art at shows across the country. At those shows, she took many “Best of Show” awards. This gave so many Diné cottage industries esteemed recognition for their work, which was featured in Robert Redford’s Sundance Catalog and many other museums and galleries across the country.

Kathy’s current business, Foutz Teec Nos Pos Pawn at 307 W. Main St., is managed by Priscilla Saltwater, who has worked with her for 20 years.

Her deepest appreciation was for the Navajo rugs and her knowledge of the weavers, their history and their families. Kathy compiled a wonderful book, “Trees in a Circle, The Teec Nos Pos Story,” featuring her family’s 100-year collection of extraordinary Teec Nos Pos rugs. That collection was gathered by Ed and Jed Foutz and Kathy and was hailed at the opening of the Farmington Museum and traveled to museums throughout the United States and Europe.

Kathy’s respect for the Diné people was deep rooted and nurtured by her throughout her life through her businesses and personal friendships. Her devotion and respect for many weavers throughout the Four Corners is extensive, including supporting and nominating outstanding weaver Lucy Whitehorse (1925-2015) for New Mexico’s outstanding artist and she won that commendation.

Kathy traveled with Roy Kady, a new age weaver and naturalist, around this area, as well as New York, for lectures regarding this indigenous art form.

Her services are pending.

Funeral arrangements are with Farmington Funeral Home, 2111 W. Apache St., 505-325-2211. Those who wish to express condolences may do so at