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MEYRICK, EARL J. JR. Age 86, of Lewiston died Thursday September 18, 2014 at D'Youville Pavilion following a long illness. He was born in Philadelphia, PA. on July 3, 1928 the son of the late Earl J. Sr. and Mary (Snow) Meyrick and had been a seasonal resident of this community for the past eight years. He had served with the United States Army from June 11, 1946 to August 21, 1963 having served in World War II. Earl was in the first Deaconate class of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe over forty years ago. He was very active in his ministry throughout all the various places that he lived in New Mexico, Washington State and Maine. He was a member the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus #641 of Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was an avid volunteer of the zoo, aquarium and the National Forest Service in New Mexico and here locally at the Maine Wildlife Park. He was a chaplain of the Boy Scouts Troop # 1974. He is survived by his wife the former Ceola M. Potts whom he married on June 28, 1952 of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Lewiston, Maine; one son Aaron Meyrick and his wife Debbie of McKinney, Texas; three daughters Franseen Lamarca and her husband Rafael of Marysville, Washington, Lisa Sylvester and her husband John of San Antonio, Texas and Sara Deshaies and her husband Scott of Lewiston; 13 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother Charles Meyrick. A Funeral Mass honoring Earl's life will be celebrated on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Holy Family Church. Committal services will follow at St. Peter's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Earl's memory may be made to the Maine Wildlife Park 56 Game Farm Rd., Gray, Me 04039. At his request there will not be any visitation. Arrangements by the Pinette Dillingham & Lynch Funeral Home 305 Alfred A. Plourde Parkway, Lewiston, ME Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed at www.lynchbrothers.com
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ADAM, RICHARD E. A wonderful, imaginative, gentle man has died. Richard E. Adam (1943 - 2014) left us in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Originally from Port Washington, Wisconsin, he chose to live in NM and so loved the vistas, rocks, and ambiance. Richard's creative skills included photography, woodworking, jewelry-making, gardening, and over-all handy guy. His sincerity, honesty, kindness, and sense of humor will be greatly missed. He had a four-plus year stint with the U.S. Navy (Vietnam); a 20-plus year career as a personal lines insurance agent; and a twenty year career in the self storage business. He was a Green Bay Packers fan, traveled to and appreciated Mexico and its culture, and would have greatly enjoyed that trip to Spain. He is survived by his wife Barbara; sister Sally (Jim, Jimmy, Charlie); brother Robert (Cheryl, Martin, Jeffrey); mother-in-law June; sister-in-law Nancy; brother-in-law David (Stephanie, Jennifer, Colin); sister-in-law Kay (Terry, Jason, Greg, Steven); and numerous other extended family members and friends (especially John and Terry & Chuck). He was preceded in death by his parents Elmer and Joan, and by his father-in-law Owen. Richard will be honored with a Celebration of Life reception in November in Albuquerque. Please contact adamRBNM@comcast.net if you wish to be included. Plan to share your memories. Thank you to the extraordinary, caring people at the VA in Albuquerque for the assistance provided to Richard all these years. Thank you also to Gentiva Hospice and Direct Funeral Services. A donation in Richard's name could be given to any animal welfare organization. He had five large-breed dogs in his life, all of whom were special to him. We will mourn your death each in our own way. God bless you. Until we are together again.
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ANAYA, JENNIE G. was born on December 15, 1923 in Albuquerque, N.M. and passed away on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at the age of 90. Jennie was married to Jesus H. Anaya for 65 years, whom preceded her in death. She leaves behind four children, ten grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren and twelve great-great-grandchildren as well as many other family members and friends who loved and will miss her. Services will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 1860 Griegos Rd. N.W. A Rosary will be recited on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 7:00pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 9:00am. Burial to follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:30pm. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008.
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ARAGON, ROBERT J. 02/14/1943 - 09/21/2012 We Miss You!
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ARCHULETA, RICHARD B. age 75, passed away after a long illness Thursday morning at 6:30am, September 18, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Diana, the love of his life, his four children, Daniel Troy, his wife Mimi, his daughter Karen Archuleta Johns, her husband Steve, his daughter Joy Lee Gunn, her husband Darren and his son Angelo. He has five grandchildren, Troy, Andrew, Michaela, Sophia, and Tamara. He has a surviving sister Cathy Jaramillo, many nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Florie and Frances Archuleta. Richard distinguished himself in the U.S. Air Force as an air traffic controller. Richard was very active in the business community and in lieu of flowers his family is asking for donations to be made to Kiddy Kollege the non-profit organization he founded. He will be greatly missed by those who love him. Memorial services will be held for Richard's sister-in-law, Laura Lee Mendoza along with Richard on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 6:00 p.m., at Daniels Family Funeral Services, Wyoming Chapel. To view 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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BARR, BARBARA ANN Age 68, a longtime resident of Albuquerque, died August 21, 2014. She is survived by her sister, Kathie Lange of Cocoa, FL; her nephews Jacob Lange GY SGT USMC and wife Krystle of San Diego, CA, and Zechariah Lange of Tallahassee, FL; her niece Jessica Lange of Titusville, FL; as well as her extended family Brian Grate and Edwin H. Grate of Tucson, AZ. Ms. Barr was preceded in death by her parents Livia Hesselbarth Barr and Mortimer Barr of Boston and New York; her brother Jeffrey Barr of Santa Fe and her partner Edwin M. Grate of Albuquerque. Barbara earned her master's degrees in mathematics and in applied psychology, and was a full time MSE instructor in math at CNM. She also taught dance classes at Marshall Performing Arts Conservatory for many years. Barbara added something special to the lives of her family, friends, students and acquaintances. Her kindness, her smile and her joy will be remembered by all. Services will be held on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at FRENCH Lomas. In lieu of flowers, Barbara requested that contributions be made to the CNM Foundation to support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) scholarships for CNM students, in honor of Barbara. Contributions can be mailed to the CNM Foundation, 525 Buena Vista Dr. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, or online at www.cnm.edu/donate. Please visit our online guestbook for Barbara at www.FrenchFunerals.com. FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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BARTON, BERNIECE VIVIAN Berniece (Bea) V. Barton passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at the age of 91. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Lee Barton; four older brothers and one younger sister. She is survived by daughter Linda Edwards of Albuquerque; son Alan Barton and wife Kathy of Omaha, NE; granddaughter Tara Freeman and husband Kevin of Kinder, LA; her sisters Mattie Williams and Nancy Butler; brothers Sam Coggins and wife Barbara, Bill Coggins; brother-in-law Bob Ross and sister-in-law Ruth Lebecki; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and many friends scattered throughout the world. She dedicated most of her life as her husband's business partner and companion while helping to raise her brothers and sisters as well as her own children. She enjoyed traveling, camping, hunting, fishing, bowling, cooking with her family and friends. She was known for her delicious fried chicken and apple pies. Memorial Service will be held on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at FRENCH Lomas with visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice de la Luz, 3812 Academy Parkway North, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109, 505-217-2490 or the charity of your choice. Please visit our online guestbook for Bea at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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BELLER, CAROLYN ANN Age 76, was called home by the Lord on September 14, 2014 surrounded by family and friends during her final days in Henderson, NV. She was born on March 16, 1938 in Blue Island, IL and spent the majority of her adult life living in Albuquerque. Carolyn Ann is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Frank Beller; devoted son Ken Beller and wife Heather Chase of Sedona, AZ; loving daughters Susan Eden and husband Steve Klenke of Albuquerque, NM, Diane Harman and husband Chris of Henderson, NV, Cindy Farrell and husband Jim of Henderson, NV, Joellen Beller-Hudgins and husband Scott of Albuquerque, NM, Sherilyn Mehnert and husband Chris of Henderson, NV; sister Blanche Brown and husband Ken of Casa Grande, AZ; brother-in-law George Beller and wife Patricia of Albuquerque and sister-in-law Irene Hood of Aurora, CO. Carolyn Ann cherished the lives of her eleven grandchildren Ryan, Kyle and Cory Eden, Crystine and Chad Beller, Nicole and Jacob Harman, Zach and Caleb O'Brien, Alex and Jack Mehnert. Carolyn Ann is also survived by four great-granddaughters and numerous cousins. "Aunt Carrie" will also be remembered by her numerous nieces and nephews for her love and presence in their lives forever. As a wife, Carolyn Ann devotedly loved and honored her husband. As a mother, she raised each of her children to be independent and live life to its fullest. As a grandmother, she always made it a point to know just what was going on in the busy lives of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and encouraged them to be happy and seek their true callings in life. As a friend to so many people, she cherished each and every relationship and always stayed connected. Carolyn Ann was a strong presence in the lives of everyone she touched and will forever be in their hearts and cherished memories and will be missed each and every day. A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. followed by a reception at Prince of Peace Catholic Community, 12500 Carmel Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM. Interment will follow at a later date at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Save the Children at savethechildren.org
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BRASUEL, LEONARD R. Leonard R. Brasuel died Tuesday, September 9, 2014 in Denver, Colo. He was 74 years old. He was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and grew up in many towns throughout the state, including Roy, Mills, Weed and Cuba where he graduated from high school. He lived most of his adult life in Denver. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Margery Brasuel, and his brother, Murphy Brasuel. He is survived by his sister, Mary-Ethel (John) Foley; sister-in-law, Margaret Brasuel; six nieces and nephews, Margaret Foley, Nancy Foley, Lizzie Foley, and Ana Lucero; a nephew, Murphy G. Brasuel; six grandnephews; and two grandnieces. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Thrive Church, 2820 W 92nd. St., Federal Heights, Colo., 80260.
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BRIGGS, NANCY GAY ROBB passed away in Albuquerque on August 30, 2014 due to complications of a stroke. She was born in New Rochelle, NY, but moved to Albuquerque as an adolescent with her parents, Dean John Donald Robb I and Harriet Block Robb and older siblings Priscilla and Johnny, with whom she shared a love of New Mexican cultural and musical landscapes. After graduating from Smith College, she married William Christie Briggs in 1950. She was active in such organizations as the League of Women's Voters and the Pan American League. Nancy served as a docent of the Albuquerque Museum, the University of New Mexico Art Museum, and the Maxwell Museum and was active in many arts and cultural organizations in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. She loved classical music, art, and nature and was an avid tennis player and superb skier and one of the most ubiquitous figures on the New Mexican arts scene. A deeply spiritual person, Nancy participated actively in the Center for Action and Contemplation, and she supported movements for peace and justice. She is survived by her sister Priscilla McDonnell of St. Louis; son Chris and wife Pat Briggs and their children Matt, wife Tova, and daughter Rachel; son Charles and wife Clara Mantini-Briggs and their sons Gabi and Gabriel. A memorial Mass will held at 3:00PM on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the Newman Center, 1815 Las Lomas Road, NE.
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