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Garden City Telegram (Newspaper) - May 14, 1990, Garden City, Kansas Page 2 Garden City Telegram murder monday May 14, 1990 deaths continued from Page i the bodies. Other records and accurate memories Are hard to come by. Because there weren to any police investigations at the time of the deaths atkinsons office has had to Start from scratch. A i May or May not think something stinks about the whole thing a the District attorney said. A but i would have a difficult time proving it. Believing it and proving it Are two different Bovina police chief Gary Coleman candidly admits he initially believed the Garden City police department May have moved too quickly in charging Lumbrera. Two autopsies and the five death certificates he had All indicated the Lumbrera children died of natural causes. A a there a a lot of questions needing answers now. But in a not reopening an investigation a there was no investigation to in a starting from the beginning. A no one really knew much about her. The family and relatives pretty much stayed to themselves and no one thought anything was out of line with the deaths of the children and did no to much attention to tracking the facts tracking Down information about Lumbreras background has been a Challenge to the authorities. Court records indicate Lumbrera first married in 1972 to Rodolfo Carrillo. He did not father any of the children. In 1977, she married Lionel Garza who is thought to be the father of four of the children. Two divorce petitions were filed by Lumbrera against Garza but both were later dismissed. A it looks like she did no to Ever divorce her first husband a said Atkinson. Police said they believe Jose Luz Valvonis was father of the two other children a the 4-year-old who died in Garden City and Christopher Lumbrera who died at 5vs months of age in March 1984. Maria Aleman Lumbreras aunt said she remembers a few details of Christophers death. A fall i know about it is that i got up that morning to go to work at 8 of clock a she said. A the baby was Fine. He was healthy and not sick or anything. My daughter had left the House and it was Diana a Day off. I left her and the baby at the House and went to work. A somewhere around noon somebody came to my work to Tell me the baby was dead. A they said Diana ran two blocks to the Hospital from the House and when she got to the Hospital the baby just died. It was just one of those a one of those things All of Lumbreras children a deaths were regarded As a just one of those things by other family members and most Bovina residents. Those beliefs were reinforced with an extensive autopsy of Melinda Ann Garza who was 2-years-old when National weather the acc weather forecast for noon tuesday May 15 lines show High temperatures. Cold warm stationary 01900 acc weather inc. Prtt Tun a 0 s3 s3 a Heo Al Al High Low showers Hain t storms flurries Snow ice sunny it Cloudy Cloudy Vit a us mud Atta on Nanet Kansas weather Topeka api a thunderstorms raced across the Northern part of Kansas overnight and some storms lingered in the Southeast Corner of the state after Daybreak but by 9 am. The Only rain still reported in the state was at Chanute where showers continued winds were still fairly Strong with gusts to around 25 Miles per hour this morning at Garden City Dodge City and Olathe overnight one thunderstorm at Concordia produced a wind gust up to by mph. And other storms drooped pea size Hail. Today s forecast was for partly Cloudy skies with a Chance of late afternoon thunderstorms mainly in the West highs should be in the 70s there was a Chance for More showers and thunderstorms throughout the state tonight and again tuesday. After overnight tows in the 50s, highs in the 70s were expected again on tuesday. Highs sunday ranged from 77 at Garden City Airport to 06 in Belleville and tows varied from 39 in Goodland to 63 in Wichita Kansas temperatures Topeka a High and Low and precipitation for the 24 hours i monday Belleville a Beloit Chanute Coffeyville Concordia Dodge City Emporia Garden City i Airport i Goodland Hill City Hutchinson Manhattan Pittsburg Russell Salina Topeka Wichita nation s temperatures temperatures indicate sunday s High and overnight Low to 7 a in cd monday temperatures ´┐Żndeaat6a in 66 54 0 60 71 55 074 70 59 72 61 68 55 050 74 54 70 58 77 53 71 39 72 47 0.47 73 58 70 57 049 74 58 t 71 50 73 59 67 56 035 75 63 Kansas extended Kansas extended wednesday through Friday a Chance for thunderstorms wednesday and thursday dry Friday warm wednesday turning cooler thursday and Friday. Highs in 80s wednesday dropping to the upper 60s to mid-70s thursday and Friday lows 55 to 65 wednesday then in 50s thursday and Friday local area forecast mostly Cloudy tonight with a 60 percent Chance of rain Low in the upper 50s and Southeast winds at 15 to 25 mph partly Cloudy tuesday with a 20 percent Chance of rain. High in the mid 80s and South winds at 15 to 25 mph Sunrise tuesday 8 34 Sunset tuesday n 46 Garden City records record Low temperature this Date 28 in 1924 record High temperature this Date 96 in 1948, 1962 and 1963 High temperature this Date year ago 674 Low temperature this Date year ago 52 precipitation so far this year 9 06 inches precipitation this time year ago 2.75 inches longtime precipitation average through May 6 63 inches data furnished by Southwest Kansas research Extension Center regional forecasts Oklahoma today partly Cloudy with scattered thunderstorms Northwest highs in 80s tonight partly Cloudy with scattered thunderstorms West lows mid-50s Panhandle to near 70 Southeast tuesday considerable morn my cloudiness becoming partly Cloudy with scattered thunderstorms West and North. Highs near 90 West with mostly 80s elsewhere Nebraska mostly sunny today with increasing Clouds West in afternoon highs in the lower to mid 70s becoming mostly Cloudy tonight with a Chance of thundershowers lows from mid-40s Northwest to upper 50s Southeast mostly Cloudy tuesday with a Chance of showers West and thunderstorms Likely East highs from mid and upper 60s West to mid 70s Southeast Albany a y Albuquerque Atlantic City Austin Baltimore Billings Birmingham Bismarck Boise Boston Brownsville Buffalo Burlington it Casper Charleston, Charleston a a c. Cheyenne Chicago Cincinnati Cleveland columbia.. 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Ralph ear Mann an Amarillo forensic pathologist concluded that Melinda died from a acute heart failure due to increased taxation on a Case of congenital heart ear Mann ruled out any criminal actions relating to the child a death. Melinda was preceded in death by a Melissa Lumbrera 3-year-old, who died in october 1978. A death certificate lists the cause of death As a asphyxia due to aspiration of stomach a Jose Lionel Garza 14-week-old, who died in february 1978 in a Lubbock Hospital. No death records were available. A Joanna Lumbrera 15-week-old, who died in november 1976 in Bovina. A death certificate shows death was caused by a strangulation due to aspiration due to convulsive fear of voodoo Lumbreras sister Virginia Bribiesca who also lives in Garden City said Lumbrera is afraid of voodoo and witchcraft. Bribiesca said her sister blames the deaths on a hex from a former Mother in Law. A her second husbands Mother told her she was going to kill All of her kids. I heard the woman say it a Bribiesca said. Lumbreras attorney Michael Quint declined comment. Lumbrera remains in the Finney county jail in lieu of a $50,000 Bond. A preliminary hearing on the murder charge has been set for june 12. Gunmen Rob Bride and Groom new York apr a couple who hours earlier had promised to love each other for Richer or for poorer were robbed at gunpoint of $13,000 in wedding gifts. Four robbers in ski masks even took the bridal bouquet and the top of the wedding cake police and family members said. The newlyweds Diane and Anthony Rohr left their wedding reception Early sunday and stopped for a Light in Brooklyn when another car Cut them off and two armed men got out and demanded Money said police sgt. Diane Rubier. The Bride still in her gown and the Groom in a Tuxedo were pulled from the car with the grooms brother and his wife and the new mrs. Rohr was thrown to the ground. A can you imagine to minutes after your wedding lying on the Middle of the Street with guns pointed everywhere a said Rosalie Williams the Mother of the Bride. Four men took the wedding gifts. Hospitals St. Catherine Hospital admissions saturday from Garden City Melissa Martinez Jerrie d. Sisk. Rolla Betty Clinesmith. Sharon Springs Elizabeth m. Swanson. Dismissal saturday from Garden City Clayton f. Ladwig Anna r. Stinemetz and baby boy Joanna Winslow. Ulysses Anthony l. Hernandez Tamra s. Higgins and baby girl Michael h. Volmert. Holly Colo Janet d. Lundy and baby girl. Alamota Ferris n. Parker. Admissions sunday from Garden City Carrie e. Mcvey. Dismissals sunday from Garden City William Childers Juan Godinez Robert Hawley Carolina Medina and baby boy Loretta Newell Phillip Oestmann Ryan Warden Deborah Weippert and baby girl. Syracuse Francis Carter. Marienthal Paul Hudson. Hugoton Calvin Mann. Scott City Susan Pfeninger and baby boy. Sublette Cindy Rijfkogel and baby boy. Lakin Lewis Rosales. A. Harold Long funeral for a. Harold Long 87, Green Valley Ariz. And formerly of Garden City will be at 10 30 . Thursday at the first United methodist Church the Rev. Jerold Vogt officiating. Masonic graveside services will be at Valley View cemetery. He died May 12, 1990, at Green Valley. Born nov. 3, a a. 1902, at lame Harold on he married Mildred Marie Knowles nov. 3,1930, at Kirwin. She died dec. 16,1984. Or. Long was City Engineer at Garden City from 1959 until he retired in 1972 and had Large land and wheat holdings in Grant county. He had been a Green Valley resident since 1986, moving from Garden City. After his retirement he gave $50,000 to the City of Garden City for a Park to be built in Honor of his Mother. The Park was officially dedicated As the a. Harold Long Park in August 1988. It is located the Northeast Corner of Spruce and Gardendale streets. He was a member of the University of Kansas endowment association Lawrence the fort Hays state University endowment association Hays the Kansas Western conference United methodist Church pension endowment fund Wichita the Shriner so Hospital for crippled children the educational foundation Triangle fraternity Toledo Ohio the chancellors club and the Kansas chapter of the Triangle fraternity University of Kansas Lawrence. He was a member of the Des Moines masonic Lodge no. I of amp am and a life member of the elks Lodge Burlington Iowa was a 32nd degree Mason in the Davenport consistory and a member of the Kaaba shrine Temple Davenport Iowa. He was also a member of the Green Valley Arizona Seales mile High twelve club no. 537, the Valley presbyterian Church and the country club Green Valley. Survivors include a brother Martin Long Garden City and several nieces and nephews. Friends May Call from 8 . To 9 . Wednesday at Garden memorial funeral Chapel. Memorials to the first United methodist Church in care of the funeral Home. Ralph c. Ausherman funeral for Ralph c. Ausherman 71, Terrace Garden care Center will be at 1 30 . Wednesday at St. James lutheran Church the Rev. Mike Higgins officiating. Burial will be at Valley View cemetery. He died May 13, 1990, at Terrace gardens care Center. Born sept. 16,1918, at Manchester he married Irene m. Kallestad oct. 9,1940, at Sidney Mont. Or. Ausherman was a retired machinist and a tool and Dye maker for Oswalt industries and had been a Garden City resident since 1966, moving from Wichita. He was a member of St. James lutheran Church the Garden Valley Sams re chapter and the retired senior Volunteer program at the senior Center Garden City and was a world War ii Navy Veteran. Survivors include his wife 1706 Janice in. Two sons Duane Galt Calif., and Don Wichita a daughter Naomi Grobe Littleton Colo. His father Harry s. Ausherman Wichita a brother Dean Ausherman Manchester two Sisters Guila Davidson and Vesta Jackson Wichita and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his Mother. Friends May Call from 8 . To 9 . Tuesday at Garden memorial funeral Chapel. Memorials to the Church in care of the funeral Home. National in nip i lure k sire or High sunday afternoon 101 at Cotulla and Laredo Texas Low monday morning 23 at Laramie Lay and West Yellowstone. Mont Ragels Monument service full service All monuments guaranteed financing available with no interest or carrying charge Price marked on each Stone for your convenience Price includes Normal engraving designing and cemetery setting open All Day on saturday open 1 to 6 sundays through memorial Day inventory reduction Sale in Progress a great savings to you Over 500 memorials in Stock to pick from for immediate delivery see Bill Ragel or Jean Entz Ragel s Monument service 1017 North 5th Garden City 326275-4547 Louis g. Steimel Ingalls a funeral for Louis g. Steimel 58, will be at to . Tuesday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church Ingalls the Rev. Dermot f. Tighe officiating. A Rosary will be said at 7 30 tonight at the Church. Burial will be at Valley View cemetery Garden City. He died May 12, 1990, at Humana Hospital Dodge City. Born aug. 12, 1931, at Spearville he married Maxine Hewes dec. 29, 1956, at Ingalls. Or. Steimel was a Farmer and sold advertising for Kavc to now a bad to Ensign for 32 years. He had been an Ingalls resident since 1963. He was a graduate of Spearville High school and attended Saint Mary of the Plains College Dodge City and Wichita technical Institute Wichita. He was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church and the holy name society Ingalls and the Kansas livestock association. He was an air Force Veteran serving from 1951 to 1954. Survivors include his wife of the Home four sons Kim Meade Chris Manter Brent lamed and Jerry of the Home two daughters Ann Kimble Coldwater and Lynn Steimel of the Home three Brothers Herman Steimel Claflin Al Steimel Wright and Ray Steimel Bethesda my. Three Sisters Florence Feldman Fowler Theresa bar agree Dodge City and Bertha Woodard Wichita and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son. Friends May Call until 5 . Today at Burkhart a Gray county funeral Chapel Cimarron and from 6 to 8 . At the Church Ingalls. Memorials to the Jerry and Lynn Steimel education fund in care of the funeral Chapel. Richard c. Black Syracuse a funeral for Richard Craig Black 61, will be at 2 . Met wednesday at the United methodist Church Syracuse with the Rev. Dale Ellenberger officiating. Masonic graveside services will be at Syracuse cemetery. He died May 13, 1990, at Greeley county Hospital Tribune. Born oct. 30, 1928, at Jeannette pa., he married Jean Haffelfinger dec. To 1948, at Jeannette. Or. Black was the owner and manager of Tribune rendering co. And was Active in the cattle Industry in Southwest Kansas. He had been a Syracuse resident for 20 years moving from gear water. He graduate of Iowa state University with a Bachelor of science degree in animal husbandry. He was a member of the United methodist Church Syracuse the Kansas livestock association and the masonic Lodge and shrines both of Sioux City Iowa. He was an army Veteran. Survivors include his wife of the Home a son David Craig Black Johnson three daughters Marilyn sue Watts Carlsbad Calif., Diana Lee Leslie Pueblo Colo., Barbara Jan Maxey Syracuse his father Paul k. Black sr., Garden City a brother Paul k. Black jr., Sacramento Calif. And six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his Mother. Friends May Call until 8 tonight and from 9 . To 8 . Tuesday at Greene funeral Home Syracuse. Memorials to the Greeley county Hospital Tribune or to Hamilton county Hospital Syracuse in care of the funeral Home. Mary b. Hutton Pierceville a funeral for Mary b. Hutton 71, will be at 10 30 . Tuesday at Pierceville Federated Church the Rev. Charles Wagher officiating. Burial will be at Pierceville cemetery. She died May la 1990, at Hutchinson Hospital Hutchinson. Born Mary b. Husband june 8, 1918, at Haskell county she married e. Mearl Hutton june 30, 1942, at Garden City. Mrs. Hutton was a homemaker and had been a Pierceville resident most of her life. She was a member of the Pierceville Home demonstration unit and several Community organizations. Survivors include her husband of the Home three Brothers James husband Garden City . Husband Logan and Bill husband Kingwood Texas five Sisters Mildred Mcdonald Ness City Thelma Wells Dodge City Betty Vanbuskirk la Junta Colo., Melvena Rieth and Claudette beavers Pierceville and a Nephew Bob husband Pierceville who was reared by mrs. Hutton. Friends May Call until 9 tonight at Garden memorial funeral Chapel. Memorials to the Church in care of the funeral Home. Rosario s. Rodriguez Johnson a funeral for Rosario s. Rodriguez. 47, was to be at 2 . Today at Mary Queen of peace Catholic Church Ulysses the Rev. John Kowal officiating. A Vigil service was sunday evening at the Church. Burial was to be at Johnson cemetery. She died May 12, 1990, at Stanton county Hospital Johnson after a Long illness. Born Rosario s. Sanchez sept. 29, 1942, at Mcallen Texas she married Pablo g. Rodriguez or. Nov. 9, 1958, at Hereford Texas. Mrs. Rodriguez was a homemaker and had been a Johnson resident for 16 years moving from Hereford. She was a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church Johnson. Survivors include her husband of the Home a son Pablo s. Rodriquez Iii Johnson three daughters Rosario s. Rodriguez ii Consuelo Rodriguez and Cristina Rodriguez Johnson three Brothers Lupe Sanchez Aplington Texas Ramon Sanchez Mcpherson Joe Luis Sanchez Johnson three Sisters Antonia Sanchez and Juana Sanchez Johnson and Patsy Ramirez Lubbock Texas her parents Ernesto and Beatrice Sanchez Johnson and one grandchild. Phillips mortuary Ulysses was in charge of arrangements. The Telegram 275-7105 toll free 1-800-827-1078 published monday through saturday afternoons except new years Day memorial Day Independence Day labor Day thanksgiving and Christmas at 310 n. Seventh by the Telegram publishing co. Inc. Jim Bloom editor and publisher John editor Kent o manager Tom manager Kenneth Allen composing Foreman Robert de la Foreman subscription information single copy 35 cents daily. Carrier delivery $5.50a month plus tax. Motor delivery $6.00 a month plus tax. Mail $6.50 a month plus tax second class postage paid at Garden City is ,67846 usps213600 postmaster Send change of address . 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