Funeral Arrangements Set For Former New Mexico Governor Dave Cargo

Jul 8, 2013

Funeral arrangements have been announced for David F. Cargo, who became the youngest governor of New Mexico and served two terms in the turbulent 1960s.

Cargo died last Friday at age 84. His family says he had been in an Albuquerque nursing home for about two years following a stroke.

The maverick Republican served in the New Mexico House of Representatives from 1963 to 1966 before being elected governor at age 37.

Cargo's body will lie in state in the New Mexico State Capitol's rotunda in Santa Fe from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, followed by a memorial service.

A Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Santa Fe.

Cargo is to be buried in Santa Fe National Cemetery.