Alice E. Williams, 67, formerly of Moriarty, passed away Aug. 11 in Monahans, Texas. Alice was born Nov. 9, 1948 to Prospero Saiz and Guadalupe (Gonzales) Saiz. Alice is survived by her son, Christopher Williams of Monahano, Texas; sisters, Mary Quintero of Moriarty, Patsy Rubi of Mountainair; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held Nov. 26 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Moriarty. A Rosary is to be recited at 9 a.m. with the Celebration of Mass following at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery.
Leota started working for The Independent in 2006, working her way up through the ranks. An employee buyout in 2010 led to her ownership of the newspaper. Leota has served on the board of the N.M. Press Association, and is currently its First Vice President. She is passionate about health and wellness, especially mental health, and loves making art. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.