I was a coach and referee for Warrior sports for 20-plus years before moving with my better half and daughter to Alaska last year.

Bernice (Anaya) was our athletic driver for a majority of our journeys across New Mexico, and she (along with Danny Hicks and the rest of the bus crew) kept us on time and safe each and every trip.

Bernice is always there with a smile, a joke or three, and simply is an amazing mentor for all of Socorro’s coaches and athletes. She inspired all of us to better each and every day, and that’s just a piece of her wonderful legacy.

Thanks for the awesome write-up about her in (last) week’s paper, and please keep on doing what you do for our local athletes – we love your stories!

Dennis Walsh

Former Warrior soccer, golf coach and referee


Dennis Walsh