SOCORRO, New Mexico (STPNS) -- Jerome ?Jerry? Milord, who lived at various times in Taos, Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, Magdalena and Socorro during his 45-year residency in New Mexico, died November 16, 2007, in Socorro, at age 79.

Jerry was born May 15, 1928, in Chicago. He lived in New York City and Westport, Conn., before moving to Taos in 1962. He worked as a graphic designer for The Taos News, and he and his then wife, Anne Pitoniak, purchased and began the initial restoration of the Martinez Hacienda, currently one of the Taos Historic Museums.



Once in Santa Fe, he worked for the Lewis Thompson Advertising Agency. Later, as a freelancer, he drew political cartoons for the Santa Fe New Mexican, designed the program for the Santa Fe Opera, and illustrated books for children.

In 1989, he produced a series of postcards poking fun at Santa Fe, one of which led to the well-known poster ?Another Victim of Santa Fe Style.? He was described as an ?artist, humorist, political and social mischief-maker,? and his last ventures included a portable booth (in the form of an inverted paper bag) for cell phone users and a ?Passport to a Saner United States of America.? Missed by many who recall his irreverence, he is survived by a son, Christian Milord, of Santa Fe; a daughter, Susan Milord, of Norwich, Vermont; and a grandson, Angus Gorman, of Lebanon, New Hampshire.