Monday, July 8, 2013

Cargo to Lie in State at Capitol Thursday

Former Gov. David Cargo, who died last week, will lie in state in the Rotunda of the state Capitol on Thursday, July 11, before he is laid to rest in Santa Fe.

Albuquerque City Councilor Janice Arnold-Jones, a friend of Cargo and his family, said Cargo’s body will be at the Roundhouse beginning at 10 a.m.. A memorial service in the Rotunda will begin at 4 p.m.

Cargo served as governor between 1967 and 1970 and previously he served two terms in the state House of Representatives.

A Mass of Christian Burial for the former governor will be celebrated Friday, July 12, 2013, 10 a.m., at Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, 131 Cathedral Place. Cargo will be laid to rest in Santa Fe National Cemetery following the services.

The Cargo family asks that memorial contributions be made to the New Mexico Library Foundation, P.O. Box 30572, Albuquerque, NM 87109-0572 or to “Friends of” your local library.

There is an online guest book for Cargo HERE.

In the meantime, here's a 2010 interview with Cargo by Lorene Mills. This was around the time his autobiography Lonesome Dave was published. (Sorry, I can't figure out how to embed the video.)