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ALBRIGHT, CARL H. Lt. Col. Carl H. Albright USAF (ret.) died on September 7, 2014 at his home in Albuquerque after an extended illness. He died peacefully sitting on his back porch looking at his flower garden. He was the third child of Charles and Lillie Albright - born at home in Springfield, Illinois on March 1, 1921. His brothers and sisters, Charles, Ruth Stoops, Vernon, Marguerite Taylor and Dorothy Harper, preceded him in death, as did his parents. Carl and all of his siblings had newspaper routes with the Illinois State Journal Register as they grew up. Carl wed Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Howard in 1943 and a short time later left Western Illinois University to enlist in the Army Air Corps. He was commissioned a 2nd Lt., trained to fly B-24s, and was soon in England, assigned to the 8th Air Force's 446th Bomb Group. He and his crew flew 35 successful missions to disrupt the Third Reich. After the war, Carl finished his BA and MA degrees. He then joined the new United States Air Force, where he worked as a nuclear chemist and pilot until his retirement in 1969. He then went to work as a chemist for the state of Illinois before his final retirement to Albuquerque in 1981. Carl was active in the Albuquerque community. He volunteered for many years, working with a number of organizations including The Gray Gladiators, AARP, NM Department of Corrections and the 8th AF Group. Carl was married for 58 years to Liz, who died in 2001. He is survived by three children and their spouses, Carl F. "Rick" and LaWanda Albright of Tijeras NM, Col.Wayne H. Albright (ret.) and Geraldine "Geri" Albright of Phoenix AZ, Carla Furry and Sr. Master Sgt. (ret.) Roger Furry of Albuquerque, NM. In addition, there are seven grandchildren, Tracy Pater of VA, Heather Leiby of San Antonio TX, Vanessa Helton of Edgewood NM, Jeremy Albright of The Dominican Republic, Ryan Furry of Albuquerque, NM, Charlene Andrusyszyn of Aurora, CO, Scott Albright of Albuquerque, NM; 14 great-grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces. A viewing will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at FRENCH - University, 1111 University Blvd. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 at FRENCH - University. Interment will follow at 1:30 p.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery, where Carl will receive full military honors. Please feel free to donate to your favorite charity in Carl's name in lieu of flowers. Carl had a twinkle in his eye that spoke of mischief, a great sense of humor and love in his heart. He was a positive influence on many lives, demonstrating how to be a man, a father, and how to care for others. He was loved by all that knew him and will be missed. Please visit our online guestbook for Carl at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd. NE 505-843-6333
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ALDAZ, PATROCINIO "PAT" July 18, 1934 - September 8, 2014 Patrocinio 'Pat' Aldaz, a retired United States Air Force (USAF) Senior Non-Commissioned Officer (SNCO), GTE Training Manager and Lewisville High School teacher left us to be with his Heavenly Father on September 8th, 2014. He was 80 years old. Pat lived a life of service to others and set the example of personal discipline, hard work and excellence. He was born in 1934 in Fort Stanton, New Mexico to Epifanio "Barney" Aldaz and Guadalupe Zamora and grew up on the Torres Ranch in Lincoln County, New Mexico with eight other brothers and sisters. During his early years, he learned to play the guitar and performed for local school dances in Lincoln. In 1953, he married his first wife, Charmaine Ruth Niccum and joined the United States Air Force. They had two children and traveled the world with Pat's USAF career. Pat served with distinction as a Russian linguist in the United States Air Force Security Service, including assignments to Bremerhaven, Germany; Hof Air Station, Germany; Peshawar Air Base, Pakistan and Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas. He retired with 20 years of military service in 1973. Pat then accepted a position with General Telephone and Electronics Corporation (GTE - later Verizon) as a training instructor and manager. During this period, Pat directed many facets of employee training, primarily in the area of leadership and management. In 1978, he married his second wife Leah Alice Vaughan, adopted two sons and eventually relocated to Flower Mound, Texas. After many achievements, Pat completed his second 20-year career and retired from GTE in 1993. Not yet content to lay down his mantle, he then signed on with the Lewisville Independent School District (LISD) as a high school Spanish teacher. During his tenure at the LISD, Pat not only taught Spanish, but also used the classroom to bring life lessons to his many students. He believed in personal responsibility, strong character and values - and was a mentor to many future leaders. He was an avid golf enthusiast, winning many trophies during his lifetime and enjoyed fishing and oil painting. Pat retired for the third time from his Lewisville teaching position in 2011 - completing 58-plus years of tireless labor. He then relocated to San Antonio, Texas, where he lived until his death. Pat was a former member of the San Angelo Southside Lions Club #1195 where he served as President. He was also a graduate of Howard Payne University, Brownwood, Texas with a Master's Degree in History and Spanish. Pat is survived by son, Marc Aldaz and wife Rachel; daughter, Patrice Aldaz; sons Jason and Zachary Aldaz, grandson Jeremy Reynolds and wife Jessica; great-grandchildren Brenya, Cara and Erik; brother Joe Aldaz and wife Bobbi; friend Jackie Bowers; former wife Leah Aldaz; and many nieces and nephews. Pat was a man of great honor and distinction and his wisdom and sense of humor will be missed by many. May he rest in peace with our Lord in Heaven. ROSARY TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 9:45 A.M. MASS 10:30 A.M. ST. MATTHEW'S CATHOLIC CHURCH 10703 WURZBACH ROAD A procession will follow to Porter Loring Mortuary North for a short visitation and reception. Interment will follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery at 1:45 PM. On behalf of the entire Aldaz Family, thank you for your thoughts and prayers. You are invited to sign the Guestbook at www.porterloring.com Arrangements with PORTER LORING MORTUARY NORTH 2102 NORTH LOOP 1604 EAST SAN ANTONIO, TX 78232 (210) 495-8221
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BLUEHORSE, HELEN G. Age 69, passed away Friday, September 12, 2014. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Daniels Family Funeral Services 2400 Southern Blvd Rio Rancho, NM 87124 505-891-9192
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CHAFEY, LEVENA LARRISSIE Age 84, passed away September 9, 2014. She was born to Charlie and Lillie Burns in Lubbock, TX. Levena married James Edgar Chafey at Reese Air Force Base in 1952. During their 50 years of marriage they lived in Greenville, SC, Savannah, GA, and Macon, GA before moving to Albuquerque in 1967. She was preceded in death by her husband, both parents and her sister, Goldena and husband, Ben Pathe; her brother-in-law, E J Mull and her beloved Aunt Annie Osborne. Mrs. Chafey is survived by her sister, Virgie Mull and family; son, Steve Chafey and wife, Maggie; grandsons, Thomas Pounds, Brandon Chafey and wife, Jennifer and Travis Chafey; great granddaughters, Caitlyn and Lillian and many other family and friends. Levena dearly loved her pastor, her church and church family, her many friends including the friends she made while attending Line Dancing classes at the Senior Citizens Centers of Albuquerque. Her family was very precious to her and she will be dearly missed. Memorial contributions may be made to Monterey Baptist Church in her name. Services were held Saturday, September 13, 2014, 2:00 p.m. at Monterey Baptist Church, 12501 Lomas Blvd NE, and burial followed at Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery, 700 Yale Blvd S.E. Please visit our online guestbook for Levena at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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CLARK, MARIE LOUISE Marie Louise Clark, 98 of Albuquerque, died peacefully at home on Friday, September 12, 2014. She was born to the late William and Jeanette Craig, October 29, 1915; in East Orange, New Jersey Marie graduated from Skidmore College in 1934. She married the late Colonel Manley W. Clark in 1946, and they lived many places around the world before retiring to Hinesville, Georgia in 1978. Marie was a teacher and founded Saddle Acres School in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. She loved to travel, cook and paint. Marie is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Jennifer (Cyrus) Walts of Hinesville, Georgia and Cindy (Jim) Redner of Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is survived by two grandsons Cyrus M. Walts III (Rusty) and wife Meagen, Christopher Redner and wife Heather, and granddaughter Marie Elizabeth (Maribeth) Redner. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that donations be made to Hospice of New Mexico. Services will be held at St. Peter's Anglican Church at a late date. Please visit our online guestbook for Marie Louise at www.FrenchFunerals.com. FRENCH - Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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CURRAN, JOCELYN 3-13-1975 -9-16-2004 Jocelyn, my beautiful daughter, I thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday and days before that too. I think about you in silence. I often speak your name. All I have are memories and a picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake, with which I will never part. God has you in His keeping, I have you in my heart. Ten years, seems like yesterday - our lives have changed forever and will never be the same. But your beautiful memories are with me daughter, my best friend. Please remain close to me always - I know you, and now your dad, are watching over all of us! I love and miss you Jocelyn. Mom Hey sis, ten years now and how the time has passed and still miss you. Now you and my dad are together. Even in death you both left me behind. I love you both, see you soon. Stacie
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DE LA FUENTE, ANNEMARIE Annemarie peacefully passed away on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. She had been battling complications following an open heart surgery several months prior. Annemarie was born on April 9, 1942 in Llay-llay, Chile. She was a physical therapist for 44 years at Lovelace Hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After retiring she and her husband moved to San Diego to be near their kids and enjoy the coast. She found joy in helping other people, beading, knitting, cooking and painting. Annemarie is survived by her husband, Pedro De la Fuente; children, Eduardo and Rita De la Fuente; sister, Elisabeth Alexander; her dog, Louie and a large community of family and friends that miss her very much. Services will be held at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene in San Diego, CA on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Lupus Foundation of America (www.lupus.org). "Go rest, go have fun."
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DINIZ, ELVIDIO OLAVO VIDALITO BERNARDINO Elvidio Olavo Vidalito Bernardino Diniz died unexpectedly in Goa, India on September 5, 2014. He is survived by Sara Otto-Diniz, wife of 39 years; children Cecilia Diniz Behn (Kurtis Diniz Behn) of Golden, CO and Gabriel Bernard Diniz of Los Angeles, CA; grandson Conrad Diniz Behn; mother Argentina C. Diniz of Goa, India; sisters Lia Diniz Pocrnich and Elzimira Diniz Mackenzie (David Mackenzie); sisters-in-law Elizabeth Otto (Doris Fasbender); Deborah Otto James (David James); and nephews and nieces Michael Pocrnich, Robyn Pocrnich, Kerry-Ann Mackenzie, Alistair Mackenzie, Amber James (Andrew Schless), Auburn James, and Daniel Gutmaker-Otto. Elvidio was preceded in death by his father Elotino C. Diniz, and brother Edmundo Sebastiano (Seby) Diniz. Elvidio was born on December 30, 1946 in Goa, India and grew up in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. In 1964, he came to the United States to attend Catholic University in Washington, DC where he majored in civil engineering. He earned an MS in civil engineering/water resources from the University of New Mexico in 1970, and completed additional graduate coursework at the University of Texas at Austin. Elvidio was a Registered Professional Engineer in New Mexico and Texas; a Diplomate of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers; and the American Society of Civil Engineers Region 6 Governor from New Mexico. He began his professional career in Texas, and joined the Albuquerque engineering community in 1978. In 1981, Elvidio launched his own water resources engineering firm, Resource Technology Inc., and ran it for over 25 years. He specialized in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, floodplain mapping, and erosion/sediment control studies. In addition to his professional contributions, Elvidio's activities as a course instructor, adjunct faculty member at UNM, and NM State Science Fair judge illustrated his commitment to fostering the next generation of engineers and scientists. Elvidio loved the outdoors whether he was surveying a floodplain, fixing up his cabin in the Sangre de Cristos, or fishing on a lake in Ontario. He was a soccer player, coach, and indiscriminate fan of the beautiful game. Both his personal and professional life were marked by profound integrity, and he had a deep and abiding commitment to his family. He was a lifelong member of the Catholic church, most recently a parishioner at the Aquinas Newman Center. Elvidio was buried on September 6, 2014 in Goa, India. A memorial Mass will be held at Risen Savior Catholic Community on September 20, 2014 at 10:00 am. The New Mexico Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers has set up a scholarship in his name and will match all donations. The checks should be written to: ASCE Memorial Fund and sent to 5030 Justin Drive NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114.
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DYER, JANELLE Age 77, went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 7th. She is survived by Ed Dyer, her loving husband of 59 years, as well as her sons, David (Melody), Steven and Darrell, cherished grandchildren, Jason and Heather and great grandchild, Aria. Also surviving Janelle are her sisters Verna Lee Dutton and Darlene Watts. Janelle was born in Anson, TX and lived there until she left for college where she met her future husband and started married life in Albuquerque. Ed's career meant many moves around the country but in 1981 they returned to Albuquerque to stay. They loved to travel, though not only the US and Mexico, but also traveled Europe, the South Pacific and the Caribbean. Janelle was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of Calvary Chapel. We will miss her dearly. The memorial service was held Friday September 12, 2014 at Daniels Family Funeral Services, 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109. In lieu of flowers the family asks that a contribution be made in her name to the American Heart Association. To view information or leave a condolence please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 505-821-0010
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EDWARDS, ARTEMUS L. Artemus L. Edwards, Professor Emeritus, University of New Mexico, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday morning September 4, 2014. A celebration of Artemus' life will take place on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at The Kosmos Performance Center, 1715 5th Street NW, Albuquerque, NM from 1:00 - 2:30 PM. In lieu of flowers or gifts, charitable donations may be made in Artemus' name to: Opera Southwest or Albuquerque Chamber Soloists.
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