Ralph Shamas dies; was 5th District judge in NM

January 18, 2013 • State News

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Ralph Shamas, a 5th Judicial District Court judge since 2005, died after a monthlong [auth] battle with cancer. He was 65.

Shamas died Thursday, said Tamra Gibson, officer manager for Ballard Funeral Home.

Shamas had a varied law practice that focused on representing individuals before being appointed a judge by then-Gov. Bill Richardson, the Roswell Daily Record ( ) reported.

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