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Lookout Cemetery



Surveyed Dec 17 - 2003 By Gene K. Tarvin

A very special thank you to Jimmy Ogden and his wife Mary Sue Forehand Ogden.   They made me feel very welcome as I asked question after question about the history of Lookout cemetery and the old town. Mary's great grand parents are buried here also.

One has to drive down between his barn and sheds and thru his gates and pasture to get to the cemetery.   It's always better to ask permission to go onto someone's property, so I would advise anyone visiting the cemetery to ask either Jimmy or his wife, or you can drive futher down the road to where it turns and ask Craig Ogden.

To get to this cemetery: Going south on the Pecos Highway (Hwy 285) from the Loving city limits, go about 3/10 mi. and turn right on the Higby Hole road or CR 716..It's a little over 2 mi. down CR 716 to CR 718 or Ogden rd.
Turn right or west and go about 3/10 mi. before you get to the farm house that's very close to the road. Turn left or south and go down between some sheds and to a double gate. Take the left gate and follow the faint tracks to the cemetery. ( You will be able to see it from the gate ). A rule of thumb for gates is, if it's closed, then close it when you leave and if it's open, then leave it open; in other words, leave it like you found it.

This cemetery is very old, dating back to the middle 1880s, but is still in use.

There are over 100 old graves marked only by field rocks or wooden crosses that have fallen apart across the graves.  The paint used on many for names and dates has weathered away and there is no way to tell who is buried there.

Many very old, nice stones have been vandalized and broken; others have tipped over onto the graves due to sunken spots and these can't be read.   I have surveyed over a hundred cemeteries and all had lost and unmarked graves, but it's sad that there are so many in Lookout Cemetery, mostly due to the wooden crosses and rocks used to mark the graves.   Nature is slowly reclaiming it's own.

In an interview with Mr. Jimmy Ogden on 12-17-2003, he stated that as a small child he watched a funeral at the cemetery, and the people brought the body in an old Model T Ford, then stood the body up against the car when the grave had to be made bigger to fit the body.


Starting on the first row working south on the west side of the cemetery.

ROGERS, Mittie Neva,    26 June 1921 - 9 June 1984
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ROGERS, Howard L.    5 Aug 1916 - 5 Aug 1983

CALDERON, Juana A.    6 Feb 1934 - 11 Sept 1982
CALDERON, Felix L.    10 July 1932 - no date
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15 ft to next
CARNERO? Louis    6? 5 1900 - June 29 1981
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SANCHES, Lonjino    3 2 1902 - Mar 13 1976?
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GALLEGOS, Virgina Duarte    28 Feb 1927 - 22 Feb 1974
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Plot made with steel pipe and cement cross    - no markings
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MENDOZA, Antonia D.    1895 - 1963
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Funeral home marker     - no markings
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Funeral home marker     - no markings
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Plot with cable fence
BRYANT, George L.    26 July 1925 - 19 July 1993
Sgt Us Air Force..Viet Nam
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BRYANT, Leslie W.    26 Sept 1886 - 14 Jan 1974
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BRYANT, Mildred Joan    29 June 1939 - 1 Sept 1939
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BRYANT, Mary Jane    10 Aug 1896 - 4 Apr 1940
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End of plot

LAXSON, Margaret Elizabeth    1 Oct 1870 - 21 July 1952
LAXSON, James Williams    22 Oct 1866 - 25 Dec 1949
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SMITH, Versa Lee    22 Mar 1899 - 16 Jan 1936
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Field Rock and funeral home marker    - no markings
This grave is believed to be that of "SMITH". Husband of Versa Lee Smith.
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LAXSON, Pate    4 Aug 1933 - 10 June 1934
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LUCKY?, Lillie Sanderlin    30 May 1874 - 13 Feb 1933
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FOSHEE, Pattie S.    1909 - 1931
Mother and Baby
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LAXSON, James Lee    27 July 1973 - 3 July 2001
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100 ft to funeral home marker in bush     - can't read
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Sunken spot in the ground

End of row one on S. end

Row 2 going N.

McDONALD, Richard S.    16 Sept 1900 - 15 May 1939
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Large Sand Stone Marker     - no markings
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Large Sand Stone Marker     - no markings
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Large Sand Stone Marker     - no markings
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Large Sand Stone Marker     - no markings
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Large Sand Stone Marker     - no markings
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Large Sand Stone Marker    - no markings
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Funeral home marker in bush     - no markings
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Sunken hole in ground    - no stone
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CARDIN, Thomas J.    22 Feb 1873 - 6 May 1917
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60 ft to next
GLAZE, Nancy A.    26 Feb 1846 - 16 Jan 1924
wife of I. M. Glaze
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15 ft to next
REED, Mary    2 June 1882 - 26 Nov 1902
Beloved Wife of John B. Reed
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15 ft to next
Sunken hole and wooden stick

18 ft to next
Flat rock marker and sunken spot    - no markings
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30 ft to next
BURKHAM, Nannie Marie    18 May 1919 - 31 Jan 1984
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BURKHAM, L. C.    10 Nov 1917 - 3 Nov 2000
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BURKHAM, Ernest J.    30 Sept 1941 - 23 Aug 1950
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behind Burkham

GREEN, Joe Bob    12 May 1929 - 13 Dec 1953
CM3 US Navy WW2
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GREEN, Bonnie Ray    30 Nov 1939 - 30 Dec 1939
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GREEN, Marry Fay    12 Dec 1948 - 29 June 1950
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GREEN, Jackie Faye    12 Sept 1951 - no other date
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end of row 2 on N. end near the middle of cemetery

start of row 3 on N. end near middle of cemetery

Funeral home marker and grave     - no markings
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20 ft to next
Wrought iron fenced plot

BURKHAM, Jeff    1892 - 1942

BURKHAM, Clara M.    1899 - 1995

BURKHAM, Pearl E.    1895 - 1976

BURKHAM, Sam M.    1890 - 1946

end of plot

100 ft to next
Large rock lined enclosure
one stone
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Rocks outlining a small grave and funeral home marker - no markings
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20 ft to next
Rock enclosure - no markings
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30 ft to next
Field rock and foot stone - no markings

end of row 3 on S. end

start of row 4 working N.

BALLARD, Jerry Frank. - 6 Aug 1928 - no date
BALLARD, Mary Ann Fischer - 3 May 1930 - 16 Dec 2001
married 15 May 1948
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200 ft to next
DONOHO, Mary L. - 29 Dec 1835 - 16 Nov 1915
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15 ft to next
LOCKHART, Maryetta Iantha - 11 July 1917 - 7 Jan 1918
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Wrought iron fenced plot
LOCKHART, J. W. - 30 Apr 1823 - 9 Dec 1913
LOCKHART, Mary - 6 Apr 1828 - 21 May 1917
His wife
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end of plot

50 ft to next
MONTGOMERY, Rebecca - 25 June 1875 - 10 Sept 1908
wife of B. A.
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MAY, Little Bonnie - 3 Dec 1907 - 5 May 1908
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130 ft to next
Rock lined enclosure - no stone
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Rock stone - no markings

end of row 4 on N. side

start row 5 working S.

Chicken wire enclosure and part of wood cross - no markings
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Grave with broken wood cross - no markings
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Grave with field stone - no markings

Behind the above
2 graves with field stones - no markings
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Picket fenced plot
BLACK, Hamlin - funeral home marker and small stone
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Field stone and grave - no markings

Field stone and grave - Funeral home marker - no markings
end of plot

KENDALL, Laura Mae - 1876 - 1922
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40 ft to next
Field stone and grave - no markings

end of row 5 in middle of cemetery

start of row 6 S. end working N. Sunken spot and rocks

FLEMING, Clara E. - 14 Apr 1865 - 23 Nov 1912
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15 ft to next
Grave with no markers

MAYES, Margarete J. - 10 Dec 1864 - 3 Dec 1910
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MAYES, Margaret Jane Casey - 1832 - 1916
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100 ft to next
Grave covered with large rocks - no markings

30 ft to next
MAYES, ? - can't read
Rock enclosed grave with stone
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Field stone with funeral home marker - no markings

Sunken spot with funeral home marker - no markings

end of row 6 N. end

row 7 working S.

Plot with wood outline and broken cross - no markings

GALINDO, Prajides? - 28 Mar 1928
Steel cross
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(In front of Galindo)
SANTANA, Quinteen M. - 18 mar 1902 - 21 Nov 1977
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(Behind Santana)
Grave with stick and rocks - no markings
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large field stone & funeral home marker - no markings

Large field stone - no markings
photo

(Behind the field stones)
LUJAN, Grabril? - 12 Sept 1921
broken flat marble stone
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NAVARETTE, Urvan Ruiz - 18 May 1883 - 4 Apr 1911
broken cement cross laying on ground
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RUIZ, Urvana? - 1883 - 1911
broken cement cross laying on the ground
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Grave and broken wood cross - no markings
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Grave and wood stick - no markings

DUARTE, Petra - 29 June 1878 - 30 June 1927
broken head stone
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Grave with broken wood cross - no markings
photo

Wire fenced plot
DONALDSON, J. W. "Jim" - 1876 - 1912
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DONALDSON, Hattie L. - 4 Jan 1882 - 30 Sept 1909
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DONALDSON, Jonnes? - 1876 - 1912
cement flat stone
photo
end of plot

ANDERWERTH, Clara A. - 1851 - 1925
wife of Frederick C.
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ANDERWERTH, Charlie Moore - 30 Apr 1875 - 5 Feb 1902
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ANDERWERTH, Frederick Conrad - 4 July 1840 - 21 Jan 1909
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Grave with large red flat rock - Can't read
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2 graves with broken wood cross - no markings
photo

Fenced plot
WILLIAMS, Florence C. - 1903 - 1909
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WILLIAMS, James L. - 1868 - 1949
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WILLIAMS, Anna E. - 1870 - 1956
photo

end of plot

CARPENTER, Annie S. - 24 Oct 1884 - 23 Dec 1909
dau of A. L. and A. Carpenter
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McCOMB, Frances Catherine - 5 May 1877 - 13 Jan 1971
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McCOMB, William - 19 Oct 1867 - 21 Feb 1944
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BEACH, Daniel - 1843 - 1913
BEACH, Lucinda - his wife - 1853 - 1924
BEACH, Lula - 1888 - 1911
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30 ft to next
Huge flat stone and grave - W.D.L.

20 ft to next
Grave with field stone - no markings

20 ft to next
Grave with field stone - no markings
photo

LUERRA, Ascension - 1882 - 1972
funeral home marker
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end of row 7 on S. end

start of row 8 S. working N.

Middle of row 8
Large sand stone - Can't read markings
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DURAN, Pedro C. - 29 June 1892 - 17 Sept 1942
Stone leaning in bushes
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Grave and wood cross - no markings
to side of Duran
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Grave with funeral home marker - no markings
at foot of Duran
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DUARTE, Lupe Duran - 1896 - 1916
(old cement stone in front of Duran)
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DUARTE, Jesus - 15 June 1892 - 18 Oct 1918
(in front of Duran)
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DURAN, J. K. - 1959 - ?
(in front of Duran)
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DURAN, P? - 195? - ?
the above 5 graves are in front of Pedro C. Duran
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100 ft to next
Grave and Large field stone - no markings

Grave and small wood cross - no markings

20 ft to next
Rock covered grave - no markings

Rock covered grave and funeral home marker - no markings
photo

3 Rock covered graves - no markings
photo

Grave with broken wood cross - no markings

Rock covered grave & funeral home marker - no markings

end of row 8 on N. end

start of row 9 working S.

Grave with broken wood cross - no markings

Wire enclosed plot
PENA, Catarino C. - 24 Nov 1895 - 29 Feb 1960
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RIVERA, Hermene Jildo - 13 Apr 1868 - 31 Dec 1946
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PENA, Ma Jesus - 6 Aug 1921 - 5 June 1942
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Ernesto - ? - white cement cross - can't read
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Small rock covered grave

end of plot

picket fence plot
NAVARRO, Margarito? A. - 10 June 1901 - 22 Mar 1937
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T.H.? Slab and cement cross - no markings
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Cement cross in plot - 1850 - 1936..age 86 - can't read
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NAVARRO, Paulino - 23 July 1875 - 30 Nov 1929
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20 ft to next
Grave with broken wood cross - no markings

8 Graves with broken wood crosses in this group- no markings
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Grave with long wood stick - no markings
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CARRASCO, Feliz - 16 Sept 1821 - 21 Feb 1905
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Rock covered Grave with broken wood cross
beside Carrasco

Grave in bushes - no markings
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CARRASCO, Tiburcio? - 17 Oct 1919 - 9 Aug 1923
in front of Feliz Carrasco
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20 ft to next
Rock covered grave and stick in ground - no markings

20 ft to next
Rock covered grave and stick in ground - no markings

20 ft to next
Rock covered grave and broken wood cross - no markings photo

35 ft to next
Rock covered grave and broken wood cross - no markings
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rock covered grave and broken wood cross - no markings

20 ft to next
Rock covered grave - no markings

Rock covered grave and broken wood cross - no markings
at foot of last grave

Group of 10 rock covered grave with broken wood crosses - no markings
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2 graves with cement crosses - no markings
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Group of 5 rock covered graves with broken wood crosses - no markings
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Grave and funeral home marker on a wooden cross laying down - no markings

end of row 9 in midle of cemetery

Grave in S. E. corner
CALDERON, Martin L. - 19 Jan 1937 in Malaga - 15 Feb 1999 in Carlsbad
This is a beautiful stone in a wooden 4 by 4 fenced plot
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row 10 going N.

3 rock covered graves with funeral home marker - no markings
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DUARTE, Francisco - 17 Sept 1878 - 27 Oct 1946
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2 graves with funeral home markers - no markings

Wire enclosure and Grave with broken wood cross - no markings
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rock covered grave and wood cross - no markings

4 beautiful cement shrines and crosses - All broken and destroyed
photo
photo
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Grave with funeral home marker in bushes - no markings

2 beautiful cement shrines - broken and destroyed
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Sunken grave - no markings

2 rock covered graves with broken wood crosses - no markings

Wire enclosure
ACOSTA, Perfecto - 1891 - 1961
ACOSTA, Dolores - 1893 - 1932
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Unmarked grave with wooden cross
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ACOSTA, Lola - 14 Aug 1912?
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Grave with wood cross - no markings
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ACOSTA, Robert - 1950
cement cross
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ACOSTA, Roy - 1950
cement cross
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Group of 15 rock covered graves with broken wood crosses

Iron fenced enclosure
CAMPOS, Albert A. - 1929 - 1935
white iron cross
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Fenced plot in N. E. corner of the cemetery
RIOS, Norberto - 6 June 1915 - 22 mar 1998
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RIOS, Richard D. - 22 Aug 1971 - 7 Nov 2002
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Small round wire enclosure with wood cross - no markings
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CAMPOS, Carolina A. - 24 Aug 1892 - 4 Feb 1986
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Field rock marker and flowers planted

CAMPOS, Agustin M. - 19 May 1892 - 14 Jan 1963
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CAMPOS, Osmundo A. - 4 Dec 1918 - 30 Apr 61
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SALAZAR, ? - no dates
white iron cross
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3 rock covered graves with funeral home markers - no markings

CAMPOS, L. Agustin - 1920 - 1940
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Rock covered grave with flowers - no markings
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CAMPOS, Petra Uribe - 28 June 1904 - 12 Feb 1941
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Funeral home marker and wood cross - no markings
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Funeral home marker and wood cross - no markings
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CAMPOS, Guadalupe M. - 18 June 1895 - 12 Mar 1977
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RIOS, N. R. 6 June 1915 - 22 Mar 1998
white iron cross
photo

end of plot

behind Campos plot
Picket wire enclosed plot
Cement shrine and cement cross - no markings
photo

2 rock covered graves - no markings

Wire enclosed grave with glass bottles
and broken cross - no markings
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Rock covered grave - no markings
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Cement slab and cross - no markings

2 rock covered graves and broken wood crosses - no markings

LUJAN Maria - no dates
Rock covered grave with wooden cross
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DURAN, Antonio G. - 28 Feb 1921 - 20 Dec 1933
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3 rock covered graves - no markings

2 graves with cement crosses - no markings
photo

Broken Stone - Can't read

Broken Stone - Can't read

3 unmarked graves

Rock covered grave and broken cross - no markings

TARANGO, Carlos M. - 16 Oct 1931 - 1 Apr 1937
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4 rock covered graves with broken crosses

MORALES, Angelita - 1936 - 1944
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SOSA, Pedro - no dates
white iron cross
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4 unmarked graves

The end of the cemetery survey


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