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Suzanne Hammons is the editor of the Voice of the Southwest and the media coordinator for the Diocese of Gallup. A graduate of Benedictine College in Kansas, she joined the Diocesan staff in 2012.

Fr. Alfred Tachias, a priest of the Diocese of Gallup, died May 5, 2020 at his residence at Villa Guadalupe in Gallup, NM.

Fr. Tachias was born in 1932 in Cabezon, NM, and ordained for priestly ministry in the Diocese of Gallup 1959. He served at parishes in Kingman, AZ, St. Johns, AZ, Sacred Heart Cathedral in Gallup, NM, and as a Judicial Vicar for the tribunal office of the diocese. His final assignment was from 1989-2015 as the chaplain at Villa Guadalupe, a nursing home run by the Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup, NM.

He was one of eight children and is survived by two brothers. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord.

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