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Desert View Cemetery 1

Desert View Cemetery 2

(Center Garden Section) (1993-1999)
Chaparral

Thanks to Marcena Thompson
Chamberino Cemetery Sexton is unknown
P. O. Box 278
La Mesa, NM 88044
505/233-3191

Community Cemetery

Community Cemetery
Hernandez Ave.
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Thanks to Robin Nutt
Dona Ana County Cemetery Ray Torres, County Employee is Sexton,
County Administration
180 W Amador Avenue
Las Cruces, NM 88005
505/647-7200
Dona Ana Cemetery Sexton is unknown
P. O. Box 256
Dona Ana, NM 88032
505/526-2114
Dona Ana Methodist Cemetery Thanks to Lyndon Nutt
Garden Of Memories Rev. Robert Bowers, Sexton
P. O. Box 321
Hatch, NM 87937
505/267-4983
Garfield Cemetery Sexton is unknown
Garfield, NM 87936
Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery Sexton is unknown
5140 Picacho Avenue
Las Cruces, NM 88005
505/526-9623

I.O.O.F. Cemetery (Oddfellows)

east of Masonic Cemetery before railroad
Las Cruces, NM
Note: Sheriff Pat Garrett was buried here, but was moved in 1951 to the Masonic Cemetery
Thanks to Robin Nutt
La Union Cemetery La Union, New Mexico

Masonic Cemetery

760 Compress Road
Las Cruces, NM
505/526-9474

Opened 1866 to Masons and their families, Opened 1821 with a Roman Catholic area and general public area, Administered by Aztec Masonic Lodge No. 3 in Las Cruces, approximately 15,000 burials
Methodist Cemetery Thanks to Lyndon Nutt
Oddfellows Cemetery Las Cruces, New Mexico Thanks to Donna Walters
Old Berino Cemetery Mesquite, New Mexico 88048

Old Rincon Cemetery

Rincon, New Mexico

Thanks to Robin Nutt
Organ Cemetery
Sexton is unknown
Organ, NM 88052

Rincon Cemetery

Sexton is unknown
Rincon, NM 87940
Thanks to Robin Nutt
Rodey Cemetery
aka Old Colorado Cemetery
Hatch, New Mexico Thanks to Robin Nutt
Holy Cross Cemetery Sexton is unknown
Salem, NM 87941
Saint Joseph's Cemetery La Mesa, New Mexico
San Albino Cemetery Rev. Edward Sullivan, Sexton
P. O. Box 26
Mesilla NM 88046
505/526-9349

San Jose and St. Joseph's

Sanchez and Pat Romero, Sextons
100 S. Espina
Las Cruces, NM 88005
505/524-9649

Thanks to Robin Nutt

San José Cemetery is the older of the two cemeteries; Saint Joseph's lies east of it. Although the first recorded date for a burial is in 1859 when St. Genevieve's Church (the first Catholic Church established in Las Cruces) began keeping vital statistics of the parish, burials apparently began in what is now known as San José Cemetery around the 1870s. The oldest marked grave, located on the west side, is dated 1872. However, some early graves were not marked with permanent headstones.

St. Joseph's Cemetery on the east side contains more recent burials and is xeriscaped with rocks and drought-resistant plants. Many of its graves are decorated in the colorful Mexican tradition of placing silk flowers, plants, statuary, votive candles and other memorabilia on the markers of loved ones, although some graves on the older west side are also decorated in this manner.

San Luis Cemetery Anthony, New Mexico

San Miguel Cemetery

Off of County Road B-41
San Miguel, New Mexico
Thanks to Lyndon Nutt
Slumbering Mountain Cemetery Thanks to Sarah Allen
Tompkins Cemetery Ruby Lane
Chaparral, New Mexico
Qualtrough, John Morrison, b. 1909 El Paso TX, d. 1984, s/o Jack and Minnie, h/o Joyce Tompkins

Stotts, Barbara Jean Tompkins, b. 31 Oct 1924, d. 07 Apr 1992, w/o Bill Stotts

Tompkins, Ruby Woolman, b. 11 Mar 1895 Lake Charles, Calcasieu Co., LA, d. 13 Jan 1953

Tompkins, Russell E. (Rusty), b. 9 Jan 1933 El Paso TX, d. 28 Aug 1999 Ruidoso NM
Tortugas Cemetery Rev. Giles Garrie, Sexton
P. O. Box 296
Mesilla Park, NM 88047
505/526-8171
Vado Cemetery Vado, New Mexico Thanks to Robin Nutt

A big thank you to Elsa Altshool, the founding volunteer of this site.

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