CARLSBAD, NM, JAN. 11, 2002 —
A funeral for E. L. ‘Chino’ Ybaben, 78, of Sandia Street, will
be 10 a.m. Friday at San Jose Catholic Church with the Rev.
Valentine Jankowski officiating. Interment will follow at Santa
Catarina Cemetery, with honors Carlsbad Veterans Honor Guard. A
vigil will be 7 p.m. today at San Jose Catholic Church with Ray
Mr. Ybaben died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002, at Carlsbad Medical
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
E. L. ‘Chino’ Ybaben was born Feb. 18, 1923, to Florencio Ybaben
and Ambrosia Lopez Ybaben in Loving. He grew up in Carlsbad.
During World War II, he served in the Army, where he was a
prisoner of war of the Bataan Death March, being held in the
following camps: Lipa Batangas, Philippine Islands building Air
Field, January 1943 to March 1944; Sablan Field building Air
Field from April to September 1944; and Hanawa Japan Copper and
Lead Mine January to August 1945. He received the Bronze Star.
On May 20, 1946, he married Eduvigen Minjares in Carlsbad. They
raised Elisa Minjares Serrano as a daughter.
From 1962 to 1972, Mr. Ybaben lived in Covina, Calif. For
several years, he worked for IMC Potash. Mr. Ybaben was a member
of San Jose Catholic Church, DAV, American Legion Post 7, VFW
Post 3277, Ex-POW Association, Defenders of Bataan and
Corregidor and Battling Bastards of Bataan.
Mr. Ybaben was preceded in death by a brother, two sisters and a
daughter, Florence Gomez, on Nov. 20, 1999.
Survivors include his wife of Carlsbad; sons, Tom, Frank, John,
Fred and Richard Ybaben of Carlsbad; daughters, Ruth Ybaben,
Dolores Montes, Susie Galvan, Debbie Jim and Teresa Ybaben of
Carlsbad and Elisa Minjares Serrano; brothers, Florencio Ybaben
of Fort Lipton, Colo., Reynaldo Ybaben of San Antonio, Texas,
and Rainer Ybaben of Loving; sisters, Carolina Luna of Yucca
Valley, Calif., Eva Quinones of Carlsbad and Lupe Becerra and
Rosie Taylor of Fort Lipton; and 17 grandchildren and 14
Pallbearers are Paul Gomez, Tommy Ybaben, Robert Ybaben, Fausto
Montes Jr., Anthony Galvan and Fred Ybaben. Honorary pallbearers
are his grandchildren.
Friends may call 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Denton-Funchess
Current-Argus Carlsbad, NM