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Adwell -- SPECIAL Dee Adwell, with the loss of her beloved husband, Tom Adwell, send her very, very special thanks to her loving family and friends who sent flowers, food, cards, personal calls, and home visits. All condolences and prayers were very appreciated. A special thank you is extended to Fr. Baca. All my love and thanks, Dee Adwell. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Chapman -- Leoma Maxine Chapman, 83, died July 31, 1998. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Lloyd D. Chapman. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Greenwood and husband, Charles; her son, Dick Chapman and wife, Nina; five grandchildren, Tami Rivera and husband, Anthony, Kim Greenwood, Bret Chapman, Terry Woods and husband, Barry, and Stephanie Chapman; three great-grandchildren, Darlaina Chapman, Kristen and Mark Woods; and brother, Roy Williamson. Also preceding her in death were her brother, Ray Williamson; and sister, Herlene Cope. Private family services were held at Strong-Thorne.
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Davenport -- Mrs. Priscilla Marie Davenport, 63, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away peacefully at home in the arms of her loving family on August 14, 1998. Mrs. Davenport was the beloved wife of 45 years to Mr. Billy J. Davenport. She is also survived by her loving children, Ricky Joe Davenport, Tanya Marie Moraga, Franklin Paul Davenport and wife, Carrie, Veronica Lynn Gonzales and husband, Robert, Rebecca Joe Candelaria and husband, Adam, Jacquita Ann Baca, Christopher Martin Davenport and Kris Michelle Davenport. She is also survived by three sisters, Margaret Trujillo and husband, Amador, Vera Gunter, Gloria Montoya; three brothers, Rumolo Martinez and wife, Madaline, Max Martinez and wife, Dolores and Fred Martinez and wife, Joann; 25 grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by a son, Mitchell Davenport. Mrs. Davenport was a member of the Catholic Church. A Memorial Rosary will be recited Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel, 1000 Old Coors Rd. SW, with visitation beginning at 6:30 p.m. Gloria Montoya and Margaret Trujillo will recite the Rosary. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Wednesday morning at 9:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 562 Atrisco SW, with Father Jack, Celebrant. The family will be receiving family and friends after 8:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd. SW, in charge of the arrangements.
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Day -- Ruth Satala Day, 68, passed away August 14, 1998. Born on the Hopi Reservation and a member of M.O.P.H. Womens Auxiliary, and active in the Native American Community. She is survived by her husband, Paul Day; sons, Michael Day and Chalmers Day; daughters, Brenda Shanta, Julia Buckman and husband, Raymond, and Laura Day; 19 grandchildren; two brothers; one sisters; and numerous family and friends who will miss her. Services will be held at Eastern Hills Baptist Church, 3100 Morris NE, at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 18, 1998. Burial will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Direct Services, 4501 4th St. NW, 343-8008.
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Easterling -- Judy Carol Easterling died suddenly of heart failure Thursday, August 13, 1998 while on a trip to Dallas, TX. She was born August 21, 1944 in El Dorado Springs, MO, the third daughter of Emmett and Charlie Cross. She married Robert Easterling on August 21, 1965, and they moved to Albuquerque in July is survived by her husband, Rob; sons, Michael Robert and wife, Karen of Apex, NC and Jeffrey Alan and wife, Valerie of Antioch, TN; mother, Charlie Neva Cross of Butler, MO; and sisters, Mary Jo Speck and husband, Frank of Raymore, MO and Janice Elaine Tatro and husband, Aubrey of Lake Lotawana, MO; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws. A third son, Mark Bennett died at childbirth in 1969. Judy received an Associate's degree in accounting from Montgomery College, MD in 1977 and worked as a bookkeeper at St. John's United Methodist Church and an accounting clerk at Sandia National Laboratories. She was a faithful member of St. John's who cherished the friendships she made through the church and loved being a member of its choir. Judy was a wonderful wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend who will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Services will be held Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., at St. John's United Methodist Church, 2626 Arizona NE. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Monday, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The family asks, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her name to St. John's United Methodist Church, 2626 Arizona NE, 87110, or to the American Heart Association-NM Affiliate, 6301 Forest Hills Dr. NE, 87110, or to the Habitat for Humanity, 3501 Campus Blvd. NE, 87106. The family gratefully thanks all who have provided and continue to provide prayers, thoughts, and comfort in this time of grief. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Gabaldon -- Carmen Gabaldon, age 78, and a resident of Albuquerque for 43 years, died peacefully with her entire family on Friday, and had a beautiful passing after a long illness. She is survived by her spouse, Albert Gabaldon of Albuquerque; one daughter, Bea Ann Garcia and husband, Lawrence of Albuquerque; three sons, Al Gabaldon Jr. and wife, Pamela of Sedona, AZ, Eddie Gabaldon and wife, Berlinda of Albuquerque, Rick Gabaldon and wife, Lori of Albuquerque; two sisters, Celina Gabaldon and husband, Felix of Albuquerque, Theresa Maestas of Albuquerque; one brother, J.R. Sanchez of Belen, NM; nine (9) grandchildren; and one (1) great-granddaughter. Carmen was the owner and operator of the Bird of Paradise Restaurant and Lounge. She was a member of the Holy Ghost Catholic Church. Carmen Gabaldon will lie in state for visitation on Sunday, from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. The Rosary will be recited Sunday, August 16, 7:00 p.m., at Holy Ghost Catholic Church. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, August 17, 1998, 10:30 a.m., at Holy Ghost Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David Sanchez, Charlie Sanchez, Tom Sanchez, Louis Sanchez, Frank Sanchez and James Gabaldon. Honorary pallbearers will be Manuel Chavez, Louis Pena, Bill Hicks and Fred Montoya. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, P.O. Box 8766, Albuquerque, NM 87198-8777. Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle NE, in charge of arrangements.
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Gallegos -- The family of Mrs. Tocha Gallegos would like to thank all their relatives and friends for the kind expressions of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement, to Father Richard Olona, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Celebrant of the Funeral Mass, to Mrs. Gabriella Nieto for reciting the Rosary, and to the pallbearers. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW, in charge of arrangements.
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Garcia -- Eufania A. Garcia, 95, a resident of Albuquerque and formerly of Cebolla, NM, passed away Friday evening at a local hospital. She is survived by three daughters, Stella Jaramillo and husband, Marcos, Sophie Esquibel and husband, Benito, Betty Archuleta and husband, Alfonso; three sons, Rudy Garcia and wife, Carmen, Robert Garcia and wife, Mercy, Horace Garcia and wife, Mary. Also surviving is one sister, Isabel Herrera; 39 grandchildren; 95 great-grandchildren; and 34 great-great-grandchildren. Visitations for Mrs. Garcia will be Monday, from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., in the Chapel of Garcia Mortuary. An evening service will be conducted Monday, 7:00 p.m., at the Apostolic Church of the Faith in Christ Jesus, 122 Broadway. Interment will follow Tuesday, 10:00 a.m., at the Cebolla Cemetery in Cebolla, NM. Services are under the direction of Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover SW.
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Henry -- Wilton Hershel Henry, 89, a resident of Abilene, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 1998, at a local nursing center. Mr. Henry was born in Gatesville, TX and attended public schools in Merkel, TX and House, NM. He moved to Abilene from Belen three years ago. Mr. Henry worked as a heavy equipment operator. Mr. Henry attended Glad Tiding Assembly of God while living in Abilene. He was preceded in death by two wives, Addie Jim Hedrick, whom he married in Clovis, NM and Josephine Butler, whom he married in Belen. Wilton is survived by his two daughters, Helen Estes of Abilene, TX and Ruth Carter of Roswell, NM; a step-son, Henry Clark Baisdon of Truth or Consequences, NM; one sister, Mozell Martin of Clovis, NM; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held on Monday, August 17, 1998, 10:00 a.m., at Terrace Grove Cemetery in Belen. Wilton's nephew, Sherman Martin will be officiating. Elliott Hamil Funeral Home held local arrangements. Memorials may be sent to Glad Tidings Assembly of God, P.O. Box 5826, Abilene, TX 79608. Romero Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Henry -- Wilton Hershel Henry, 89, a resident of Abilene, passed away on Tuesday 11, 1998 at a local nursing center. Mr. Henry was born in Gatesville, TX and attended public schools in Merkel, TX and House, NM. He moved to Abilene from Belen three years ago. Mr. Henry worked as a heavy equipment operator. Mr. Henry attended Glad Tidings Assembly of God while living in Abilene. He was preceded in death by two wives, Addie Jim Hedrick, whom he married in Clovis, NM and Josephine Butler, whom he married in Belen. Wilton is survived by his two daughters, Helen Estes of Abilene, TX and Ruth Carter of Roswell, NM; a step-son, Henry Clark Baisdon of Truth or Consequences, NM; one sister, Mozell Martin of Clovis, NM; as well as seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held on Monday, August 17, 1998, 10:00 a.m., at Terrace Grove Cemetery in Belen. Wilton's nephew, Sherman Martin will be officiating. Memorials may be sent to Glad Tidings Assembly of God, P.O. Box 5826, Abilene, TX 79608. Romero Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
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Horne -- Patricia Ruth Bennet Horne, of Albuquerque, went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 14, 1998, after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. Pat was born on April 10, 1930 to Stella Mae Mackey and Stuart Bennet in Malaga, NM. She was raised by her mother and step-father, Louis Nalda on his ranch west of Carrizozo, NM. She graduated from Carrizozo High School in 1947, attended New Mexico State University for a time, then graduated from Sul Ross State College in Alpine, TX. She moved to Albuquerque after graduation in order to work a Sandia Laboratories, where she met and married George D."Denny" Horne Jr. on August 9, 1952. Denny Horne predeceased Pat in March 1996. Pat was active in Little Theater activities during the late 50s and early 60s, both on Sandia Base and with the Albuquerque Little Theater. She also served as a Docent with the Museum of Natural History in Old Town. She was a longtime participant in the Sanado Women's Club. She was an avid bridge, golf, bowling and tennis player with numerous friends who will mourn her passing. Pat is survived by her children, Micahel of San Angelo, TX, Leslie Anne of Greenbelt, MD, and Louis and his wife, Consuelo of Albuquerque; three grandchildren, Eric, Alan and Jacqui Horne of Albuquerque; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Anne and Ray Dean Axe of Belen, NM; Denny's mother, Ruth Horne of Albuquerque; and numerous Mackey and Nalda relations throughout the New Mexico area. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Interment will take place at a later date at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Presbyterian Hospice, 8300 Constitution NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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Jarl -- Harry G. Jarl, age 91, a resident here since 1945 passed away Wednesday. He was preceded in death by his wife, Annig Agnes Jarl in 1997. Mr. Jarl is survived by his daughter, Anne and husband, John Mitchell of Albuquerque; cousin, Verna Mae Finley of Granview, MO; two granddaughters, Lori and Jimmy Morris, Sherry and David Boland; three great-grandchildren. He worked for Gas Company of New Mexico from 1948 until he retired from the marketing department in 1972, and was a member of Central United Methodist Church. Mr. Jarl will lie in state Sunday, 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., at Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle NE. Graveside services will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Charles Crutchfield officiating.
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Jordan -- Troy Jordan, 79, passed away August 15, 1998. He was a WWII Veteran, longtime resident of New Mexico, and a member of I.U.O.E. He was preceded in death by his son, Wayne Jordan. He is survived by his wife, Cathy Jordan; sons, Jerry Jordan, Eugene Jordan, and Randy Jordan; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters; and family and friends who will miss him. Private services will be held. Direct Services, 4501 4th St. NW, 343-8008.
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Kennedy -- John L. Kennedy, 58 years old, passed away Wednesday, August 12, 1998, in Placitas, where he had lived for the past 29 years. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; his son, John, and his family; and his daughter, Gillian, and her family. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no services. His family would like to thank the Presbyterian Hospice, and especially his nurse Liz Meyer, for their loving care of John during the past few weeks. Cremation has taken place under the care of Sunrise Society.
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Kinsey -- Mary Kinsey, 91, a resident of Albuquerque, died on Friday, August 14, 1998. She is survived by her sons, Wilbur Lee Koehn and wife, Lucille of Cottage Grove, OR and Lloyd D. Kinsey and wife, Sharon of Rio Rancho; daughters, Beulah M. Benard and husband, John of Belen and Carolyn S. Plasters and husband, David of Albuquerque; brother, Alfred J. Ratzlaff of Galva, KS; 18 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by William Koehn, John T. Kinsey, and children, Lorena Koehn, Jesse Kinsey, Floyd Kinsey, Raymond Kinsey, and John T. Kinsey Jr. Mrs. Kinsey was a member of the Church of God in Christ Mennonite Church, Texas and was an honorary member of The Optimist Club of Albuquerque. Services will be held Tuesday, August 18, 1998, 10:30 a.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas NE, with Reverend DeWayne Koehn officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Pallbearers will be Grant Holcomb, Daniel Holcomb, John Benard, Robert Kinsey, Glenn Plasters, and Kenneth Kinsey. Honorary pallbearers will be Kevin Kinsey and Neil Arnett. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, Sunday, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Monday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Presbyterian Hospice, 405 Dr. Martin Luther King Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102. French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
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Laustrup -- Marian R. Laustrup, 79, died unexpectedly of a heart attack on August 8, 1998. She is survived by her sisters, Jean Stewart of Duluth, MN and Peggy Laustrup of Santa Fe, NM, Tony Stewart, Todd Stewart, Mark Siegrist, Jan Siegrist, and their families. Cremation has taken place with private interment to follow.
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Leach -- Christine Leach passed away on August 12, 1998. She was born in Lampasas, Texas on January 18, 1918 and lived in Waco, Texas until the early 1950's when she moved to Albuquerque. Christine and Bernie Leach married in 1960. Survivors are her husband, Bernie; her sons, Billy H. Tubb (Laura) of Houston, TX, Donald Leach (Marie) of Troy, Michigan and Alan Leach of Sacramento, CA. She also leaves three grandchildren and one great-grandson. Christine was preceded in death by her mother, Effie Childers; father, John Childers; and brother, J.H. Childers. Christine and her husband sold their furniture business in Albuquerque in 1966 and moved to their home in Stonewall, Colorado, where they lived for the next 28 years before returning to Albuquerque in 1994. Cremation has taken place and by her request memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, The Stonewall Country Club of Weston, Colorado 81091 or to a charity of your choice.
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Michnuk -- Michael B. Michnuk, 43, a resident of Rio Rancho for three years, died Thursday, August 13, 1998. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Mary Ann of the family home; daughters, Christy and Nicole; son, Michael S., all of Albuquerque; parents, Donald and Ann Michnuk of Dowingtown, PA; sisters, Susan Michnuk, Sandy Moore and her husband, William of Dowingtown, PA, and Sharon Miller and her husband, Steven of Dallas, TX; in-laws, Thomas and LaVerne Marx of Exton, PA. He was born in Downington, PA. Michael graduated from Dowingtown Senior High School in 1973 and from an early age was a driving force in many family Businesses. He enjoyed traveling and the open road. Mr. Michnuk was a Heavy Equipment Mechanic. Michael was a devoted husband, father and brother. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, 2:00 p.m., at Calvary Chapel, 138 Frontage Road, Hwy. 528, Rio Rancho, NM, with Pastor Hall officiating. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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Ortiz -- Jesse Andrew Ortiz. Services were held Friday, August 14, 1998 and interment was at San Jose de Armijo Cemetery. He is survived by his mother, Patricia Ortiz; sister, Alina Ortiz; grandfather, Eloyde Trujillo; and numerous aunts and uncles. Burial arrangements were provided by Metropolitan Direct Burial Center, Inc. 601 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque, 766-9400.
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Owsley -- Dona H. Owsley, 90, a resident of Albuquerque since 1946, died Friday, August 14, 1998. She is survived by her son, R.J. Owsley and wife, Tina of Albuquerque; grandsons, Randy Owsley and wife, Kathy of Albuquerque, Alan Owsley of Phoenix, AZ, and Wayne Owsley and wife, Sharon of Grapevine, TX; granddaughters, Tracy Bell and husband, Bill of Knoxville, TN and Kellie Ginther of Virgie, KY; 16 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Carl Owsley and wife, Frances of Albuquerque and Frank Owsley and wife, Maxine of Tulsa, OK; and sister-in-law, Lorado Brewington of Albuquerque. Mrs. Owsley was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Ray Owsley in 1975; and by her son, Jack Owsley in 1988. She was a Charter Member of Heights Baptist Church. Services will be held Monday, 2:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE, with Rev. Winfred Walker officiating. Private entombment will take place. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Sunday, 12 o'clock noon until 8:00 p.m.
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Padilla -- The family of Mrs. Annette F. Padilla would like to thank all their relatives and friends for the kind expressions of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement, for the beautiful floral tributes, and a special thank you to Father Jack, O.F.M., Holy Family Catholic Church, Celebrant of the Mass, to Paul, Maria, and Procopio for reciting the Rosary, and to the pallbearers. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW, in charge of arrangements.
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Pedigo -- Ray C. Pedigo, 76, a resident of Albuquerque since 1950, died Saturday, August 15, 1998. He is survived by his wife, Sybil of the family home; sons, William Pedigo and wife, Bernadette and Charles Pedigo, all of Albuquerque; daughter, Sandra Wurdemann of Colorado Springs, CO; brothers, Floyd Pedigo of Glasgow, KY and Clay Pedigo of Corning, CT; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Mr. Pedigo served in the US Army during WWII, Korea, and Vietnam, retiring in 1970 after 31 years of service. He received two Purple Hearts and the Silver Star. Graveside services of cremains will be held Wednesday, 10:00 a.m., at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE, with Col. Lemuel Boyles, Ret. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Quintana -- Cristobal Quintana, 83, of Albuquerque. Mr. Quintana died Saturday, August 15,1998 in San Diego, California. Services are pending with Chavez Funeral Home in Santa Rosa, NM. Call for information (505) 472-3369.
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Randall -- Dulcinea B. Randall, 90, a longtime Fort Sumner, NM resident, died Thursday evening, August 13, 1998 at Mission Manor in Albuquerque following an illness. Mrs. Randall was born March 7, 1908 in La Loma, NM to the home of Gregorio Baros and the former Candida Aragon. She was reared and attended schools in De Baca County at Guadalupe and Ricardo. She married Clint Randall in 1929 in Ricardo, NM. They made their home in Fort Sumner. Mrs. Randall was a homemaker and a member of St. Anthony de Padua Catholic Church in Fort Sumner. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clint Randall in 1965; two children, Bernardino Randall and Mary Lou Randall; a brother, Alfredo Baros; and three sisters, Pomposa Montano, Rosa Olivas, and Judy Griego. Survivors include four daughters, Vivian and husband, Frank Padilla of Santa Fe, Lucille Shupla of Aztec, NM, JoAnn Hurtado of La Crescenta, CA, Irene Ortiz of Albuquerque; step-daughter, Willie Mae and husband, Ted Schmidli of Portland, OR; one son, Josh Randall of Fort Sumner; and a step-son, Louis and wife, Marion Randall of Klamath Falls, OR. Also surviving are two brothers, Erminio Baros of Chicago, IL and Antonio Baros of Denver, CO; a sister, Amelia Sanchez of Dilia, NM; along with numerous grandchildren, great-grandchilden, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Rosary services were held at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, from the Chavez Funeral Home in Fort Sumner, NM, a second Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, August 16, 1998, from St. Anthony Catholic Church in Fort Sumner. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from the church at 10:00 a.m., Monday, August 17, 1998, with Father Sotero A. Sena, Celebrant of the Mass. Burial will follow in the Randall family plot, Fort Sumner Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dennis Ortiz, Michael Padilla, Clint Randall, Bonnie Archuleta, Eddie Pena, and Greg Sanchez. Honorary bearers will be Adan Griego and Ray Mathisan. Arrangements entrusted to Chavez Funeral Home, 804 N. Fifth Street, Fort Sumner, New Mexico, (505) 355-2311.
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Ronan -- Martin Miller Ronan, 73, passed away at his home on Monday, August 10, 1998. He is survived by his second wife of 18 years, Ruth Bircher Ronan; three sons, Christopher Wood Ronan of Toledo, OH, Douglas Martin Ronan and wife, Donna of Grand Junction, CO, and James Michael Ronan and wife, Laura of Boulder, CO; brother, Keith Ronan and wife, Dolores of South Haven, MI; and grandchildren, Jenna, Ryan, Timothy, Zachary, Kieran, Ian, and Rebecca. Martin was born August 22, 1924 in Hampton, VA, but lived most of his life in or near Marshall, MI. He moved to Albuquerque in 1977 with his first wife, Mary Ann Wood, who died in 1979. In 1943, Martin enlisted in the Army, where he served for 2 3/ 4 years, including two months in combat in Belgium and Germany during the"Battle of the Bulge", then with the occupation forces in Germany following the war. He attended Albion College and Michigan State, where he received a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts. Martin worked in the family metal goods business while in Marshall, serving the last nine years as President. The company sold in 1974, Martin entered the map business at that time and continued until the family moved. He re-entered that industry in 1981, producing Highroad Maps of New Mexico. He joined the International Map Trade Association in 1989. Martin was a member of the Rotary Club in Marshall and the Del Norte Rotary Club in Albuquerque. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Albuquerque. Memorial services will be held Monday, 10:00 a.m., at Faith Lutheran Church, 10000 Spain NE, with Rev. Russell Sorensen officiating. Interment of cremains will take place in Marshall, MI. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution be made to either the Rotary Club of Albuquerque-Del Norte Foundation, P.O. Box 3951, 87190, or to Faith Lutheran Church, 10000 Spain NE, 87111, or to Chamber Music Albuquerque, 1504 San Pedro NE, 87110. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Salaz -- The family of Mrs. Eufelia M. Salaz would like to thank all their relatives and friends for the kind expressions of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement. A special thank you to Father Gene Boski, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Cuba, NM, Celebrant of the Mass, to the Guadalupanos for reciting the Rosary, and to the Catholic Daughters of America for all their special help and prayers, and to the pallbearers. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW, in charge of arrangements.
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Smith -- Eva L. Smith, age 75, and a resident of Albuquerque for 44 years, passed away on Friday, August 14, 1998 at her home following an illness. Mrs. Smith is survived by her daughter, Vicki Smith Wilkerson and her husband, Mark; her son, Richard Smith and his wife, Ann, all of Albuquerque; two sisters, Bennie Evans of Cee Vee, TX and Frances Connor of Ft. Worth, TX; six grandchildren, Daniel and Hugh Wilkerson, Stina Browning, Jessie Lynn, Benjamin, and Evagayle Smith. Mrs. Smith was a member of Netherwood Park Church of Christ. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 18, 1998 at 10:00 a.m. in the Netherwood Park Church of Christ with Wayne Sharp officiating. Interment will follow in Sandia Memory Gardens. The body of Mrs. Smith will lie in state on Monday from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for viewing and visitation at Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave. SE.
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Strosnider -- James I. Strosnider, 86, a resident of Albuquerque and a former resident of Santa Fe, died Friday, August 14, 1998. He is survived by his beloved spouse of 63 years, Mary Ellen; daughters, Sandra Raucci and husband, Francis of Salt Lake City, UT and Kathryn Orton and husband, Timothy of Walker, MN; sons, Lloyd Strosnider and wife, Judith of Albuqueque and Michael Strosnider and wife, Jacklin of Great Falls, MT; 21 grandchildren who have fond memories of Boompa; and 21 great-grandchildren in whom he took great pride; sister, Virginia Salm of Evansville, IN. Mr. Strosnider was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and one sister. Born May 12, 1912 in Newport, OH, he was the son of James N. Strosnider, M.D. and Agnes F. Strosnider. He was one of five children and grew up in Sidney, OH and later attended the University of Dayton. In 1935, he married Mary Ellen Meyer at the St. Francis Cathedral in Santa Fe. Jim relocated to New Mexico, where he was a Sergeant in the New Mexico State Police. Later he was one of the founders and first director of the Boys Club of Santa Fe. In 9144, he and the family moved to Great Falls, where he became director of the USO Club. After World War II, he joined the Anaconda Company as director of the Employee's Club where he served until he accepted the appointment of director of Catholic Relief Services in Africa. He served posts in Nigeria, Ethiopia, Cameroons, and Somalia. Upon his return to Montana, he was a representative for Investors' Diversified Services until his retirement. Jim's service to the Boys Club and the community was recognized at the 50th Anniversary Awards Dinner. He was a graduate of the University of Great Falls, and a fifty year member of Holy Family Parish in Great Falls, MT. He was an avid golfer, charter member of the Great Falls Mens Golf Association, and the Montana Geological Society. He was co-author of The Silver Tree, a genealogical study of his family from 1751 through 1981. Jim's proudest achievement and his legacy is his family. Rosary will be recited Sunday, 5:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, 10:00 a.m., at John XXIII Catholic Community Church, 4831 Tramway Ridge Dr. NE, with Fr. Ark Biczak, Celebrant. Interment will take place at Mt. Olivit Cemetery in Great Falls, MT on Wednesday, August 19, 1998. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, Sunday, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Santa Fe Boys/Girls Clubs, P.O. Box 2403, Santa Fe, NM 87504. French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel.
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Stumblingbear -- Thelma Mae (Bointy) Stumblingbear, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away peacefully on August 10, 1998 at the Kaseman Presbyterian Hospice unit. She was 73 years old, born in Lawton, Oklahoma, March 18, 1926. Thelma married Cecil A. Stumblingbear in January 22, 1949 at Anadarko, Oklahoma. The mother of one son and three daughters, Alfred Stumblingbear, Shalotte, North Carolina, Barbara Collins-Stumblingbear of Lawrence, KS, Debbie Stumblingbear of Crookston, MN, and Brenda Stumblingbear, deceased. She has nine grandchildren, Pete, Jerod, and Jason Buffalohead, Andy and Dustin Stumblingbear, Jocelyn, Nicole (Carter), Andrea (deceased) and Micah Stumblingbear; five great-grandchildren, Allana, Keetha, and Alia Buffalohead, Geoffrey Wahwassuck, and Christopher Carter. A member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma, she was the daughter of George Bointy and Bessie Meahkah; the granddaughter of Chief Apeahtone; and great-granddaughter of Chief Red Otter. She has two brothers, Byron Bointy, Lawton, OK and Thomas Keahbone, deceased; five sisters, Audrey Carter, Lawton, OK, Marilyn Spottedhorse, Mt. View, OK, Barbara Roberts, Gallup, NM, Buena Jones, Philadelphia, MS, and Annette Bointy, deceased. A graduate of Elgin High School, Elgin, OK and attended the Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, Oklahoma. She retired from the Bureau of Indian Affairs in 1994 with 40 years of federal service. During her career as a federal employee she worked 20 years in Civil Service at Fort Sill, OK, ten years in Indian Health Services at Tucson, AZ, and ten years in the Bureau of Indian Affairs at Albuquerque. She was a member of the Lawton Indian Baptist Church, Lawton, OK. Services and burial will be conducted at Rainy Mt. Indian Baptist Church, Fort Cobb, OK, Friday, August 14, 1998 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Larin Kerr officiating. Cremation arrangements were provided by Metropolitan Direct Burial and Cremation Center, Inc., 601 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque, 766-9400.
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Swisstack -- Edward Swisstack, 73, a resident of Rio Rancho, passed away on Thursday, August 13, 1998. Edward was born December 22, 1924, the son of Steve and Rose Moreland Swisstack in Passaic, New Jersey. He had been a Detective with the Passaic Police Department for 34 years before retiring. Edward was married to Mildred Comicotto on February 7, 1945. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. Edward is survived by his wife, Mildred of Rio Rancho; children, Tom Swisstack and wife, Kathy of Rio Rancho, Sandy Telles and husband, Bert of Rio Rancho, Jeffrey Swisstack of California, and Edward Swisstack of New Jersey; one brother, Steve Swisstack of New Jersey; two sisters, Joyce Paulding of New Jersey and Violet Zwolinski of Florida; one grandchild, Brielle Wozny. The Rosary will be recited on Sunday, August 16, 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary, Sara Rd., at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho, with the Mass of Resurrection on Monday, August 17, 1998, 10:00 a.m., at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Alameda. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary.
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Trujillo -- The family of Mr. Cosme D. Trujillo would like to thank all their relatives and friends for the kind expressions of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement, for the beautiful floral tributes, and a special thank you to Father Leo Lucero, San Jose Mission Catholic Church in Los Duranes, Celebrant of the Mass, to Los Hermanos de Fraternida Piadosa de Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno for reciting the Rosary, and to the pallbearers. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW, in charge of arrangements.
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Turner -- The family of Mrs. Angie B. Turner would like to thank all their relatives and friends for the kind expressions of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement, to Father Richard Rohr, O.F.M., Holy Family Church, Celebrant of the Funeral Mass, to Gabriella Nieto for reciting the Rosary, and to the pallbearers. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW, in charge of arrangements.
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Way -- Clifford M. Way, 95, a resident of Albuquerque since 1975, passed away on Friday, August 14, 1998. Clifford was born April 7, 1903, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Way in Larnard, Kansas. Clifford came to New Mexico from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He retired from the Carey Salt Co. in Kansas. Cliff organized a group of golf buddies at the Paradise Hills Golf Club calling themselves the"Golf Gaggle". Cliff started this group in 1976 and it is still going strong. Clifford was preceded in death by his wife, Helen in 1980. He is survived by his nephew, William Way and his wife, Yvonne of Ft. Worth, TX; grandnephew, Wade A. Way of Corpus Christi, TX; great-niece, Susan Guin of Burleson, TX, Jim and Marjorie Kannolt of Albuquerque and their four children; six grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends. Visitation will be Tuesday, August 18, 1998, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., with the service at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary, Sara Rd., at Meadowlark Ln., with the Rev. Kay Huggins officiating. Burial will take place in Hutchinson, Kansas. The family requests that memorials be given to their favorite charity. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary.
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West -- Shirley J. West, 57, a resident of Fort Sumner, NM, died Friday, August 14, 1998 at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis, NM following an illness. Mrs. West was born October 24, 1940 in Piqua, Ohio to the home of Thomas Keith Etter and the former Frances Edith Woods. She was reared and attended schools at Piqua. She worked for several years at the Franklin County Ohio TB Hospital as an assistant X-Ray Tech. In 1974 she made her home in Albuquerque where she managed Sandia Plaza Apartments. She later moved to Santa Rosa, NM and managed the Travelodge Motel. Shirley made her home in Fort Sumner in 1981 where she worked as a waitress in area restaurants. She married Cecil West on July 7, 1987 at Carlsbad, NM. Shirley was a lifetime member of Rainbow Girls; Piqua Baptist Church; and First Baptist Church in Fort Sumner since 1982. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her husband, Cecil West of the home in Fort Sumner, NM; three daughters, Ruth Giegerich and husband, Eric of Albuquerque, Sharlene Iddings of Clovis, NM, Valerie Chesebro and husband, Todd of Fort Worth, TX; a sister, Connie Gitzenger of Vandilia, OH; and six grandchildren, Jeff Giegerich, Robin Giegerich, Donnie Sattler, Tiffany Chesebro, Roger Chesebro and Rebekah Chesebro. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, August 17, 1998 from the First Baptist Church in Fort Sumner, NM with Rev. G.B. Hisel and Rev. Monty Leavell officiating. Burial will follow at Fort Sumner Cemetery. Pallbearers will include Bill West, Alan West, David West, Jake West, Todd Chesebro, Eric Giegerich, Mike West, Earl Turnbow, Pow Carter, and Brian Drake. Honorary bearers will include Edward Fikany, Steve Gallegos, Joe Sursa, Bob Addison and all her friends in Fort Sumner. The family prefers memorials to the Fort Sumner Cemetery Assn.; First Baptist Church in Fort Sumner, or the Baptist Children Home in Portales, NM. Arrangements entrusted to Chavez Funeral Home, 804 N. Fifth Street, Fort Sumner, NM, (505) 355-2311.
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Wilkins -- Thomas McKinley Wilkins, 96, a resident of Albuquerque since 1921, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 12, 1998. His wife, Camilla Jackson Wilkins preceded him in death on December 14, 1986. He is survived by two daughters, Betty L. Gray and husband, Donald E. Gray and Carol W. Whenry. Grandchildren are Thomas E. Gray and wife, Penny Ports, Donald W. Gray and wife, Sue, Jane Gray and husband, Byron Treaster, Claudia Ray and husband, Max, Rynda C. Gibbs and husband, Michael, Deanna K. Rieden and husband, Bob and James L. Whenry and wife, Angela. Also surviving are 12 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Wilkins worked as a sheet metal worker and retired from Kirtland Air Force Base at the age of 72. He was a Deacon for many years at Fruit Avenue Baptist Church and First Baptist Church. He also was a willing helper for the Care Group at First Baptist Church, donating to those in need. Services will be held Monday, 2:00 p.m., at Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum Chapel, 924 Menaul NE. Entombment will follow the service. Honorary pallbearers will be Thomas Gray, Donald Gray, James Whenry, Zachary Ray, Chad Ray, Matthew Jewett, Justin Whenry, Byron Treaster and Max Ray. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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