Desiree Lynn Martinez, daughter of Bert and Kathy Martinez of Santa Fe, married Jason Gabriel Esparza, son of Sergio and Dana Esparza of Santa Fe, on Dec. 21, 2012, at the Santa Fe Hilton.
The wedding party included Brian and Adrienne Hare, Roan Carrillo, Jessica Padilla and flower girl Audrey Esparza. The Rev. Samuel Rollason of Christ Lutheran Church officiated the ceremony.
Accompanied by their families and friends, the couple shared a wonderful reception following the ceremony. The couple will honeymoon this year.
Elton and Marie Wilson of Santa Fe announce the engagement of their daughter, Lula Marie Wilson, to Joshua David Yount.
Lula is the granddaughter of George and Aneda Boylan, Joaquina and the late Charlie Wilson. Joshua is the son of Cathie Dieringer, David Yount and Carole Jaramillo-Yount. He also is the grandson of Bob and Sally Dieringer and Rusty and Dean Yount, all of Santa Fe.
Lula and Josh met in 2006, when they were invited to a family member’s wedding. They have been inseparable ever since.
Lula is a 2005 graduate of Santa Fe High School. She is a part-time community collage student and is employed as an activities coordinator with Santa Fe County Senior Services.
Joshua is a 2000 graduate of Capital High School and is employed as a machine operator with Caterpillar CleanAir Systems.
The couple plan to be married this summer at the Loretto Chapel, with the Bishop Daniel Dangaran officiating.
A casual reception at the home of the bride’s parents is being planned.
The couple will continue to live and work in Santa Fe, where they enjoy taking long walks with their dogs, Penelope and Agustus.
Kerry and Rochelle Lueck of Santa Fe announce the engagement of their daughter, Nichole “Nikki” Lueck, to Kyle Thomas, son of Mark and Mary Thomas of Albuquerque.
Nikki is a legal assistant at the Department of Justice in Albuquerque. Kyle is a production supervisor for a radiation and shielding production company in Albuquerque. Both were born and raised in New Mexico and have many friends and relatives here.
The wedding will take place in May on board a ship in Seattle. A wedding cruise to Alaska will follow the ceremony. Family members will be with them on the cruise to share in this adventure.
An engagement party will be held in March so family and friends can celebrate their union.
Ruby Holloway, who lives at Kingston Residence, still is trying to use up her fabric.
Ruby is a retired farmer and bookkeeper who has quilted for many years. She farmed alongside her husband, Earl, in the Colombia Basin of Washington state until her husband’s death in 1986. She continued to live on the farm and managed it with her son, Robert, until his death in 2008.
Ruby and her daughter, Betty Kersting, now manage the farm. Ruby’s motto: “If you want to live a long time, you have to keep working.”
Ruby wrote her life story on the computer when she was 94. She enjoys being teased and always has a quick retort on the tip of her tongue. Curiosity is her friend.
Ruby turned 100 years old on Christmas Eve 2012.