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CHAVEZ, MARIA DELORES "LOLA" Age 84, joined the Lord and her beloved husband Adolfo P. Chavez in heaven, Friday, August 15, 2014 on the Feast Day of our Lady of Assumption. Born in Socorro, NM on May 18, 1930, the month of Mary, to Candelario and Maria Lopez, she began her faithful journey as the youngest of her 24 siblings. Lola was the matriarch of her immediate family and the last living member of the Candelario Lopez family. Lola attended St. Joseph's College in Albuquerque and then taught grade school in Santa Rita, NM before marrying Adolfo Chavez of Polvadera, NM on December 22nd,1951 in San Miguel Church. As a lifelong member of San Miguel Parish, Lola's love and trust in the Lord and her devotion to Mary were profound. Friends and family alike called on Lola in times of need for her prayers and devotions, and her loved one's were comforted by her faith. Lola's greatest joy was being a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Lola had a love for music and is remembered as knowing all the words to her favorite songs, also for her green thumb and love of flowers. Her life was filled with an abundance of love and her joyful smile, contagious laugh and loving nature will live on in the hearts and memories of all who knew her. Lola was truly beautiful inside and out. Lola's life will be remembered like a ray of sunshine, spreading happiness and love into the hearts of those she loved. She will be our sunshine forever. Lola was preceded in death by her parents, all of her siblings, and her beloved husband, Adolfo P. Chavez. Lola is survived by her devoted children, Geraldine Esquivel and husband, Tony; Rick Chavez and wife, Lucille; and Theresa Lucero and husband, Pat; her loving grandchildren, Maria, Milinda, Micaela, Marisa, Gabriel, Ricardo, Santiago, Nicolas, and Miranda; her great-grandchildren, Zion and Laela; her nieces, nephews and many other family members. A Holy Rosary will be recited on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 7:00 pm at San Miguel Catholic Church, 403 El Camino Real , Socorro. The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 9:00 am also at San Miguel Catholic Church with Father Andrew Pavlak as celebrant. Interment will take place in the San Miguel Catholic Cemetery. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Lola's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 309 Garfield St Socorro, NM 87801 575-835-1530
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GAUNA, LOUELLA LUCILLE Louella Lucille Gauna, age 61, passed away peacefully on August 14, 2014 at the home of her sister in Albuquerque with her family at her bedside. Louella was born on October 18, 2014 in Mountainair, NM to the home of Agapito and Antonia (Otero) Garcia. She was reared in Mountainair and attended schools in Willard. Louella lived in Vaughn for several years where she worked as a cook in various restaurants; she also worked construction and was the Activities Director for the Vaughn Senior Citizens. She made her home is Santa Rosa in 2007. She loved music, dancing and spending time with her grandchildren. Louella was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Vaughn where she served as a Eucharistic Minister. She is preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Ray Garcia, Lincoln Garcia her sisters Louisa Luna, Esquipula Garcia, Survivors include her sons, Joseph "Ike" Gauna and wife Tricia, Michael Gauna and wife Yolanda, Cedric Gauna and wife Tessa, her grandchildren Brittany Gauna, Kayla Gauna, Kameron Gauna, Konnor Gauna, Austin Higgins, Cassidy Gauna and Damien Gauna. Also surviving are her brothers and sisters, Sidro Garcia and wife Susan of Las Vegas,NV, Jane Ortiz of Albuquerque, Pauline Gurule of Willard, Berlinda Garcia of Albuquerque, Lucy Bibiano and husband Leroy of Albuquerque who were also her caregiver, Sal Garcia and wife Vera of Albuquerque, Lila Gonzales and husband John of Willard, Christine Storey and husband Frank of Albuquerque, Rita Chavez of Estancia and Bea Brooks of Westminister, CA along with numerous nieces, nephews and a host of relatives and friends. Rosary services will be recited on Thursday, August 21 at 10:00 AM from Our Lady of Sorrows Church with Memorial Mass to follow with Father Sotero A. Sena officiating. Burial of cremains will follow at Rosario Cemetery in Willard. All services for Mrs. Gauna have been entrusted to the Chavez Funeral Home of Santa Rosa. To place an online condolence please visit our website at www.chavezfuneralhome.com
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GONZALES, MARY M. Age 74, a resident of Albuquerque since 1956. She died Thursday, August 14, 2014. She is survived by seven children, son, Bobby Gonzales, and wife, Debra Gonzales; daughters, Dee Dee Sanchez, Theresa Sandoval, and husband, Michael Sandoval, Veronica Lesperance, and husband, Albino, Chrissy Sandoval, and husband Albert, Carmen Soto, and husband, Martin, and Sarah Gonzales; sisters Gloria Palomino, and husband, Joe of Las Animas, CO, Linda Trujillo, and husband, Manuel of Colorado Springs, CO; sister-in-law, Josie Medina of Las Animas, Co; and brother-in-law, John Ortega of Tucson, AZ. Mary has 23 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Gonzales; daughter, Celia Gonzales; parents, Annie and Paul Medina; brothers, Richard Medina, and Delfino Medina; sisters, Louise Ortega, and Martha Medina. She was a member of Our Lady of Most Holy Rosary Church. A Rosary will be recited on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 7 o'clock pm, at Our Lady of Most Holy Rosary Church, 5414 Fortuna Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87105. She will be laid to rest in Gonzales Ranch at a later date. Please visit our online guestbook for Mary at www.FrenchFunerals.com. FRENCH University 1111 University Blvd NE (505) 843-6333
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GUEVARA, JOHNNY " ROTTEN" Passed away on August 1, 2014 at the age of 51. Johnny is survived by his children Madison and Tyler Guevara; his parents Joe and Alice Guevara; and many brothers and sisters, nephews, nieces and his granddaughter. Johnny will always be remembered for his love of playing and coaching soccer, the game of golf and music. Johnny will be especially missed for his big smile. We love you and miss you dad, and will never forget you.
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HERNANDEZ, ALLA Age 88, a resident of Albuquerque since 1988, passed away on Saturday, August 16, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Elias Hernandez; sister, Tanya Alonzo; nephews, David Ross and Mark Ross. Alla was a member of the Duke City Bridge Club. She loved gardening, cooking and painting. Private disposition has taken place and no services are planned. FRENCH 1111 University Blvd. NE 505-843-6333
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HUNTER, JOANN Age 82, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Friday, August 15, 2014. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Weldon Hunter. She is survived by her daughter, Pamela (Mike) Berg; son, Mike Hunter; daughter, Susan Hunter-Miller; grandchildren, Jennifer (Curtis) Edenfield, Justin (Kate) and Jessica Berg, Mitch and Matson Hunter, Kaitlyn Hunter, and Gavin Miller; sister, Donna Walker; and numerous nieces and nephews. JoAnn moved to Albuquerque to attend UNM where she graduated in 1953, and was a member of Alpha Chi Omega. She still had lunch with her sorority sisters once a month. JoAnn and her husband founded Hunter Lumber in 1959. The family would like to thank Home Instead, The Woodmark at Uptown, and Presbyterian Hospice for the wonderful care in the last few years. Visitation will be Thursday, August 21, 2014, at FRENCH - University, from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M. Funeral Services will be Friday, August 22, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Central United Methodist Church, 201 University Blvd. N.E. Interment will take place at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul N.E. Should friend's desire contributions may be made in JoAnn's memory to Central United Methodist Church or Alzheimer's Association 9500 Montgomery NE #121. Please visit the online guestbook for JoAnn at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH 1111 University Blvd. NE 505-843-6333
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JOHNSON, SOPHIA Our gentle Sophia passed peacefully at home on August 14, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Mom was from Ranchitos and was a wife, mother, grandmother, and great- grandmother. She belonged to Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish. Sophia will be interred with her late husband, Harold at the Santa Fe National Cemetery in the fall. Please visit Sophia's online guestbook at www.SalazarMortuary.com SALAZAR MORTUARY 400 Third Street SW 242-1133
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JONES, LONNIE D. One year ago today, I lost my best friend and husband. He is survived by his wife Regina; two daughters, Briana and Melissa Jones; siblings Paula, Debbie, Sheri, Perry and Dwayne; and mother June. We love and miss you. May God bless you. Rest in peace until we see each other again in heaven.
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LERMA, LYDIA (LILY) M. Age 68, passed away peacefully at home following a long illness. She went to Our Lord on Friday, August 15, 2014, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Born in El Rito, NM, she was preceded in death by her parents, Jose Oniel and Helen Trujillo; her husband, Abel Lerma and brothers, Paul and Timothy Trujillo. Lily is survived by daughters Kelly and husband Masa Sano, Valerie and husband Kelton McPherson; granddaughter, Darian and husband Seth Hartley and great-grandson Kyle; grandsons , Patrick and Quinn McPherson; siblings Jose O. and wife Irma of El Paso, TX, sister-in-law Irma Trujillo of Rio Rancho, Arturo and wife Rosa of Las Cruces, Margaret of Santa Fe, Juanita Torrez and husband Robert of Albuquerque, Andres and wife Susan of Albuquerque, Eudoro and wife Eppie of Albuquerque, Wilfred and wife Gracie of Las Cruces, Rudy and wife Marta of Las Cruces , Gilbert of Albuquerque, and Yvonne of Albuquerque; as well as numerous cousins, nephews, nieces, god-children, and dear friends. She also expressed a special thanks to the staff at Westwind House and Alliance Hospice. Services will be held at St. Joseph on the Rio Grande Catholic Church, 5901 St. Joseph's Drive NW, ABQ. on Thursday, August 21, 2014. A Rosary will be recited at 8:15am. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:00a.m. Interment will be at Rosario Cemetery in Santa Fe at a later date. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008.
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NUANES, PAUL "TONY" IN MEMORY December 31, 1954 - August 19, 2006 You Are Missed Every Day From all who know and love you
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