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BARNES, SHIRLEY JEAN age 65, was born on July 20, 1949 and passed away Tuesday March 3, 2015 in Albuquerque, NM. Please visit www.riversidefunerals.com to view the full obituary, service information and to sign Shirley's online guest register. Arrangements entrusted to: RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE (505) 764-9663.
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CHAVEZ, EQUILDA L. age 72, a resident of Rio Rancho, NM and a lifelong member of Los Padillas, passed away, Saturday, February 28, 2015. Mrs. Chavez is survived by her husband of fifty-seven years, Fred; children, Joseph M. Chavez and wife, Geri, Fred Anthony, Rebecca C. Ortega, and Elizabeth L. Chavez; sister, Demecia Sanchez and husband, Leo; grandchildren, Richard Chavez, Jaclynn Chavez, Anastacia Madrid, Andre Madrid, Channing Chavez, David Chavez, Christopher Chavez, Riley Chavez, Tamara Madrid, Julia Chavez, Levi Chavez, Olivia Chavez, Estevan Madrid, Paloma Ortega, Carmen Ortega, Avelino Chavez, and Monica Chavez; great-grandson, Anykin Madrid; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mrs. Chavez was preceded in death by her son, Melvin Chavez; parents, Magdaleno and Andrea P. Chavez; brother, Frank Chavez. Mrs. Chavez was a member of the Catholic Church, past member of the Legion of Mary, countless hours as a volunteer at the Dominican Retreat House, and a lifelong member of the Miraculous Medal Association. Visitation will be Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at Church of the Ascension Catholic Church, 2150 Raymac SW with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Los Padillas Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Richard Chavez, Andre Madrid, David Chavez, Christopher Chavez, Levi Chavez, and Estevan Madrid. Honorary pallbearer will be Avelino Chavez. Please visit www.gabaldonmortuaryinc.com to sign the online guest book. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary Inc. 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW (505) 243-7861
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CONTRERAS, ROBERT A. Age 90, passed away Feb. 25, 2015 after a long illness. Bob was preceded in death by his wife Jenny of 66 years, his son Jerry, and two grandchildren Amanda and Thomas. Bob was a WWII Navy Veteran, and served Nativity Catholic Church as a deacon for over 25 years. Bob, along with his wife loved to serve their community, and loved to sing at their Church. Bob is survived by his children Rob and wife Ellen, Chris and husband Carl, Patti, Mike, and Tom; grandchildren Jacob, Tim, Leah, Hannah, and Michael; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Services will be held on Friday 3/6/2015 at Nativity Church at 9:00 AM.
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CROMPTON, CORA LORRAINE HANSON Cora H Crompton was born on January 11, 1923, and returned home to Heavenly Father on February 27, 2015. Cora was 92 years old. Cora was born in Leamington, Utah, to Loreta Dutson and Lowell Allison Hanson. She was the fourth of six siblings and had many great memories of life in a small farming community. After graduation from Delta High School she attended Brigham Young University. While working in Salt Lake City she met her husband, Joseph Crompton. After a two year courtship they married in 1944 and began a life of great adventure. They moved to Albuquerque in 1953 when Joseph started working at Sandia National Laboratory and Cora became a homemaker. They were married 56 years when Joseph preceded her in death in 2000. Cora and Joseph are the parents of 3 children. Lorelei Romney (Bryan); Alison Jones (Allen); and Joseph Crompton IV (Rose). Cora also had 8 grandchildren and was blessed with 6 great-grandchildren. Cora taught her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren the value of service, love for others, and the benefits of education and hard work. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Haines Ward) where she made many eternal friends. She served in various callings in the Church and truly believed that you serve the Savior by serving others. Cora lived in her home for 61 years and was blessed to have caring and loving neighbors who watched out for her and made it possible to live in her home for so long. Her family thanks you. Cora left behind the greatest legacy of all - family and friends who loved her. Services for Cora will be held Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Visitation will be at 10:00 AM with the funeral service at 11:00 AM in the Haines Chapel, 5709 Haines Ave NE Albuquerque, NM 87110. To share memories with the family, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 3113 Carlisle Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87110 505-884-1188
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DICK, MITCHELL R. age 59 and a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015 after a short illness. He was born to Ralph and Cora Nell Dick on September 24, 1955. Mitchell was preceded in death by his son, Cory and he is survived by his wife, Christine Bewley; his parents, Ralph and Cora Dick; sisters, Beverly and husband Ralph Shock of Las Cruces, NM, and Donna and husband Mark Lollman of Kansas City, MO. He has two granddaughters, Klairissa and Sabrina Dick of Edgewood, NM and a step-son, Matthew Bewley of Albuquerque. Mitchell retired from General Electric Company. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel of Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW, Albuquerque, NM, on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution be made to Casa Angelica, 5629 Isleta Blvd. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008.
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GARCIA, MILLICENT N. Millicent Garcia "Millie" Age 96, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, entered eternal life on Sunday, March 1, 2015. She passed peacefully with her loving family by her side. Born on January 25, 1919 to Elvira and Joseph Martin, Millicent grew up in Los Griegos. She is preceded in death by her husband, Rosendo Garcia; her sister, Geneva Padilla, and her brothers, Lloyd and Clem Martin. She will be greatly missed by her surviving eight children, Olympia Salas, Clorinda Towle, Priscilla Garcia, JoAnn Muller, MaryAnn Withrow, Ross Garcia, Steve Garcia and Cheryl Garcia; ten grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; sister, Corliss Padilla, and many friends. Millicent Garcia retired from the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office after 17 years of service. She could be counted on to "tell it like it is" and was always a source of advice. Millicent was an exceptional cook and gardener, she loved to crochet and enjoyed dancing. The family would like to thank the Presbyterian Hospice team for the care and support they provided to our mother. Rosary will be recited Friday, March 6, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 562 Atrisco Drive SW, in Albuquerque. Mass will follow the Rosary at 11:00 a.m. Please visit our online guestbook for Millie at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd. NE 505-843-6333
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GARCIA, ANGELIC S. Deputy Angelic S. Garcia, 1/31/75 - 3/4/01 Remembering you is easy, we do it everyday. Missing you is the heartache that never goes away. Love Dad, Mom, Mikie, Grandma Orie, the Garcias, Gonzales and Moyas
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GARRITY, PATRICIA ANNE Left us at the age of 84 to rest in the Lord on Friday, February 27, 2015, with her family by her side. A resident of Albuquerque since 1974, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband John "Jack" Garrity; her parents Agnes and Lawrence O'Leary; and brother, Daniel O'Leary. She was born in Chicago, IL in 1930 to Agnes and Lawrence O'Leary. She is survived by her nine children Brian, Jeanne and husband Jose Senaro, Fr. Sean, Emmett and wife Patti, Kevin and wife Michelle "Mitch", Patrick and wife Becky, Marianne and husband Vern Wood, Michael and wife Deidre and daughter Sharon and husband David Hebert; 24 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; her brother Timothy O'Leary; sister Therese Rose and husband Jack; and 53 nieces and nephews who she loved dearly. Patricia was married for 56 years. She was a devoted wife and loving mother. Patricia grew up in the Chicago area where she attended Catholic grade school and high school. In her early parenting days she volunteered on Sunday's to teach Catechism to children. Patricia was an artist, avid painter, and gardener and loved the outdoors. Patricia is remembered by friends as always having both an open heart and door to those in need. A Visitation will be held on Friday, March 7, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. followed by Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at FRENCH Lomas. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 820 Broadway Blvd. SE, Fr. Tom P. Mull, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE, 87107. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to The National Cancer Institute, Building 31, Room 11A-16, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892 in memory of Patricia Anne Garrity designated for Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia Cancer Research and Doctors Without Borders, 333 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10001-5004 in Patricia's name. Please visit our online guest book for Patricia at www.frenchfunerals.com. FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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GIBSON, ALMA the daughter of Cecil and Nora (Pryor) Leslie went to meet her Heavenly Father February 14, 2015 after a long illness. She was born on August 14, 1929 in Kokomo, Indiana. Upon graduating from Kokomo High School in 1948, she married Richard W. Bechdol. They had three children and lived in Indiana until 1962 when they moved to Corrales, New Mexico. After divorcing in 1965, Alma worked in both the NM State Legislature and in Governor Campbell's office. Following her years of public service, she became a realtor working for Walker Hinkle and Tom Stribling real estate firms. Alma moved to Southern California in 1979 where she met and married Samuel Gibson, who preceded her in passing. She returned to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1992. In 2005 she moved to Houston, Texas for a short time before returning to New Mexico to live the remainder of her life. Alma is survived by three children - Julia A. Griffith of Houston, Texas, Janet Porter-Carrejo (Andy) of Apache Creek, New Mexico, James W. Bechdol (Shannon) of Helena, Montana; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Alma was preceded in death by siblings - John D. Leslie, Dorothy J. Rinehart, William Leslie, and Steven C. Leslie. Cremation will take place and a Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 7, 2015, 2:00 PM, at the Reserve Presbyterian Church with Michael Shriver officiating in Reserve, NM. Alma Gibson's final resting place will be in the Carrejo Family Cemetery in Apache Creek, NM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Alma's memory to Good Sam's, P.O. Box 1279, Socorro, NM 87801. Arrangements by Kirikos Family Funeral Home, Inc. & Sierra Crematory, LLC, 303 N. Cedar St., T. or C., NM 87901, 575/894-2574. For online condolences please visit www.kirikosfamilyfuneralhome.com
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GREIFINGER-GARCIA, ARLEEN JOYCE 4/26/61 - 3/4/14 We Love and miss you very much, there's not a day that goes by that we don't think of you. Love, your family
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