EAST CARBON/WEST VALLEY-Our loving father, grandfather, brother and dear friend, David Ochoa, age 85, passed away May 19, 2005 at his daughters home. He was born March 1, 1920 in Tokay, N.M. to Leandro and Helen Cortez Ochoa.
He married Beatrice Laycock, June 13, 1943 in Santa Fe, N.M.; she died July 17, 1997. Member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church where he was in the Knights of Columbus and an active supporter of all church activities.
David was a longtime resident of Carbon County where he was a retired member of the United Mine Workers of America, Kaiser Steel Local #9958. He served in theUS Army during World War II. David will be dearly missed by his family and a community of friends.
Survived by three daughters, Edna Magwood, Evelyn Hickman, and Helen Jaimez; sister, Eva Lovato, all of Salt Lake City; sister-in-law, Lucy Casias, Gallup, N.M.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, and son Bobby Ochoa.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to C.N.S. Home Health for the loving care shown towards our father.
Funeral mass, Mon. May 23, 2005, 10 a.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church. Vigil service, Sunday evening, 7 p.m. at the church in Helper. Family was at St. Anthony's Sunday and Monday one hour prior to services. Committal service, Mt. View Cemetery, under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.