Herman O. Tafoya


Herman Tafoya

Herman O. Tafoya Sr., 76, a Bataan Death March survivor, member of the 200th Coast Artillery, lifelong resident of Albuquerque, and a notable APS and UNM educator for over 30 years, died Wednesday, May 27, 1998. He is survived by his sons, Herman O. Tafoya Jr., Brian E. Tafoya and wife, Nancy B., and Norman R. Tafoya and wife, Dr. Anne T., all of Albuquerque; daughters, Sharon T. Burner and husband, Dr. William L. Burner III of Vienna, VA, Juliette T. Leverette and husband, Lt. Col. Gary L. Leverette, U.S.A.F., of Albuquerque, and Susan T. Sullivan and husband, Christopher Sullivan of Japan; grandchildren, Samuel Tafoya, Brianne Tafoya, Jacob Tafoya, Barbara Burner, Guinevere Burner, Alexander Burner, Camille Burner, Jonathan Leverette, Benjamin Leverette, Russell Leverette, Andrew Leverette, Maya Fuentes, Nicolas Tafoya, and Catherine Sullivan; three brothers, Clarence C. Tafoya of Fremont, CA, Richard E. Tafoya, and Fred L. Tafoya both of Albuquerque; one sister, Julia Hendren of Albuquerque. Mr. Tafoya was preceded in death by his wife, Edna in April 1995; and by three brothers, Henry, Joe ‘Morey’, and Alfonso. A Memorial Service will be held at French Mortuary, University Blvd Chapel, 1111 University Blvd NE at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 24th. Burial will follow the service at 2:00 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Pallbearers will be Herman O. Tafoya, Jr., Brian E. Tafoya, Norman R. Tafoya, Clarence C. Tafoya, Richard E. Tafoya, Sr., and Fred L. Tafoya. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. James H. McCahon, Dr. Fred Carrillo, Silas Barela, Gilbert Naranjo, Charles F. Sanchez, and Brian Welch. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd, NE.


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