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Arellano -- Mom Sept. 13, 1921 - Feb. 10, 1997It has been two years since you left us. It seems just like yesterday. As each day goes by it seems to get harder. I feel so sad because you are missing so much. Your new great-grandchild, Alexis, got baptized, your oldest great-grandson, Matthew, is making his first communion, your grandson, Christopher, is graduating high school. I always hoped and dreamed that you would see the kids graduate and get married. They say you are here with us. I believe that you are, but I wish I could see your physical being. You are probably telling me to let you go. I have found this poem that I read and this is why I think you are telling me to let you go!I'm Free Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free. I'm following the path God has laid, you see. I took His hand when I heard Him call, I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day, to laugh, to love, to work, to play. Tasks left undone must stay that way. I found that peace at the close of the day. If my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joys, a friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, oh yes, these things I too will miss. Do not be burdened with times of sorrow. I wish you sunshine of tomorrow. My life's been full, I've savored much, good friends, good times, a loved one's touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief, don't lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your hearts and peace to thee, God wanted me, He set me free.Love You Always, Anthony, Bea, John, Chris, Jennifer, Padilla's & Arellano's
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Ballew -- Jerry Ballew, 62, a resident of Albuquerque since 1965, died Saturday, February 6 1999. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ballew of the family home; sons, Jerry Bob Ballew II of Albuquerque and Gregg Ballew and fiancee, Wanda Mancil of Texas; sister, Pauline Ballew of Texas; brother, Audrey Ballew and wife, Mary of Texas; granddaughter, Brittany Len Ballew of Texas; grandson, Dusty Lee Ballew of Albuquerque; brother-in-law, Jerry Lanfair and wife, Lorrie of Colorado; and mother-in-law, Oleta Lanfair of Albuquerque. Retired owner and President of New Mexico Ice Machine and Restaurant Equipment Co., Inc. Services will be held Wednesday, 11:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, with Pastor Rick Donaho officiating.
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Buchanan -- John M."Buzz" Buchanan, passed away on Monday, February 8, 1999. Reared in Tacoma, WA (1933-1945), Sutherlin, OR (1945-1952), and White Sulphur Springs, MT (1952-1965), he was with his father in the lumber business a number of years. The family business moved to Colorado in 1965, and he lived in Del Norte until 1971, when he moved to Albuquerque. He belonged to Sombra Del Monte Christian Church, taking an active part, being on the Board of Deacons a number of years. For several years, he took part in the Last Super Tablcau at that church. He was a Past Noble Grand of Mesa Lodge #27, Past Grand Patriarch, Grand Encampment of New Mexico, Major (Ret.) Canton #1, New Mexico, and Mountainview Rebekah Lodge #36, I.O.O.F. He was involved with the New Mexico Repetory Theater, and a number of other performing arts groups, in a volunteer capacity. Also, he was a member of TOPS and A.A. for several years. Buzz was interested in environmental causes, and helped many throughout his life, among them Greenpeace, International Fund for Animal Welfare, National Wildlife Federation, and World Wildlife Fund. memorial services will be held Saturday, 10:30 a.m., at Sombra Del Monte Christian Church, 2528 Utah NE, with Pastor G. Duncan Miller officiating. Interment will take place in Old Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, WA. Honorary pallbearers will be Norman Baker, Marc Colvin, Bryan Spiegel, Steve Coleman, Robert Faulkner, Bill Clelland, and Odd Fellows and Rebekahs of New Mexico. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sombra Del Monte Christian Church, 2528 Utah NE, 87110 or New Mexico Boys and Girls Ranch, 6209 Hendrix NE, 87110. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Davidson -- In Loving Memory of HORTENSE DAVIDSON 2-10-15 to 1-10-96 Happy Birthday Miss Tense Love & Miss You
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DeLara -- Ronnie DeLara, born September 2, 1965, passed away February 5, 1999. Ronnie is survived by his parents, Telesfor DeLara and Mary Jane Chavez; sons, Dominic DeLara, Jonathan DeLara; daughter, Brandy DeLara; brothers, Ruben Alvarado, Michael Alvarado, Henry Alvarado, Sammy DeLara, Jerry DeLara and wife, Deanna; many nieces and nephews; grandmother, Margaret Gow. Visitation will be today from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at Garcia Mortuary Chapel. The Rosary will be today at Church of Ascension at 6:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. at Church of Ascension. Internment will follow at Pajarito Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bobby Gow and Tony Gow, Albert Muller, Johnny Lopez, Randy Gow, Tony Marcias. Services are entrusted to Alameda Mortuary, 9420 4th St. NW, 898-3160, Gary F. Santillanes.
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Erdman -- Patricia Annette Erdman, born September 12, 1923 in Salem, MA, died on February 6, 1999 at Montebello on Academy in Albuquerque. She is survived by her loving family, including her husband, William Robert Erdman of Belen; their daughter, Carol D. Radosevich, son, Richard D. Erdman and wife, Kathy Erdman; and grandchildren, Heather, Keith and Kevin Erdman, all of Albuquerque. She is also survived by two sisters, Ruthmary Hauner and Elsie Chrisfield of California; and brother, Phillip Baxter of Wisconsin. Pat grew up in Marblehead, MA and graduated from Marblehead High School in 1941. In 1943 she moved with family to California. She came to New Mexico in 1944 to attend UNM and graduated in 1948. She resided in Albuquerque until 1986 when she and her husband moved to Belen. Since August 1997, Patricia had been a resident of Montebello on Academy. Pat lived her life with grace and was deeply loved by her family. She will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held Monday, February 15, 1999, 10:00 a.m., in the Fern Chapel of Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave. SE. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Amyotrophlic Lateral Sclerosos Association, 21021 Ventura Blvd. Suite 321, Woodland Hills, CA 91364 or the charity of choice. Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave. SE, in charge of arrangements.
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Esquibel -- Ruth Esquibel, a resident of Albuquerque since 1989, died January 17, 1999 after a lengthy illness. Ms. Esquibel was preceded in death by her parents, Eugenio and Emilia Esquibel; sister, Liola Nabors; and brother, Barney Esquibel. Ms. Esquibel is survived by her sisters, Bennie DeGeer of San Francisco, CA, Femia Bustamante and husband, Jim of Santa Fe, Marian Esquibel of Albuquerque; brothers, Sylvestre Esquibel and Medardo Esquibel of Albuquerque. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, February 13, 1999 at 10:30 a.m. in La Joya, NM with Father Vincent as Celebrant. Inurnment following at La Joya Cemetery. Santa Fe Funeral Options 417 E. Rodeo Rd. Santa Fe, NM 989-7032
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Ganadonegro -- Baby Alexander Lee Ganadonegro died Thursday in Albuquerque. He is survived by his father, Alfred Lee Ganadonegro; mother, Kathleen Wilson; soon to be baby brother, Alaric Lee Ganadonegro; and sisters, Karla L. Wilson, Juanita Lee Ganadonegro and Angel Lee Ganadonegro. Funeral Services for Alexander will be held on Thursday at the Albuquerque Indian Assembly where the Service will begin at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Sunset Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Bob Francisco and Henry Lee Ganadonegro. Arrangements by the Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Gonzales -- Funeral services for Mr. Louis P. Gonzales will be held on Wednesday at the San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Sandia Memory Gardens. Arrangements by the Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Halliday -- Ora Ann Smith Halliday, a resident of Albuquerque since 1948, passed away on Monday, February 8, 1999 following a long illness. Ann was born on June 20, 1918 in Mammoth, UT. She is survived by her husband of 55 yeas, LCDR John Reed Halliday, USN Ret.; sons, John Robert Halliday of Tinian Island and Lee Patten Halliday of Albuquerque; daughter, Jean Annette Tindell and husband, Steve of Dubuque, IA; sister, Jean Reid of St. George, UT; and seven grandchildren. Ann graduated from BYU with a BA in Elementary Education, from UNM with a MA in special education and did upper graduate work towards a doctorate in special education. She was active in the LDS church, serving in several different positions, including Relief Society president. She was a special education teacher at UNM and retired from that position in 1980. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 12, 1999 at 10:00 a.m. in the LDS Haines Street Chapel at 5707 Haines NE. Bishop Marlin McNeil will conduct the services. Burial will be in Santa Fe National Cemetery at 3:00 p.m., Friday afternoon. A viewing will be held on Thursday evening, February 11, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Sandia Funeral Care, 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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Hopkins -- Vernon Elroy Hopkins, of Albuquerque, passed awy on February 6, 1999. Cremation arrangements are being handled by Sunrise Society.
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Mayhew -- Craig James Mayhew, 51, a resident of Albuquerque for 29 years, died Saturday, February 6, 1999. He is survived by his grandmother, Katherine Weinman of Michigan; father, William Mayhew of Dearborn, MI; mother, Katherine Mayhew of Las Vegas, NV; wife, Johnie Mayhew; daughter, Tammie Lavy and husband, Denny of Los Lunas; sisters, Kathryn Mayhew of Las Vegas, NV and Judith Potts of Dallas, TX; brother, Alan Jay Mayhew of Arlington, TX; mother-in-law, Mac Thornton of Albuquerque; nephew, Alan Jay Mayhew Jr.; nieces, Lisa Hagan and Julia Potts; great-nephew, Morgan Jay Mayhew; and many loving friends. Craig loved the outdoors. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, 3:30 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE, with Rev. Lemuel M. Boyles, officiating.
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Montalvo -- Our Mother, Cecelia M. Montalvo, age 72, fell asleep in the arms of Our Lord, Monday, February 8, 1999 after a long illness. She was preceded in death by her love and husband of 47 years, Jose E. Montalvo; grandson, Shaun Michael Chavez; and her brother, Abran Maldonado. Before her illness she was a cursillista, a member of the Altar and Rosary Society, and sang in many church choirs throughout the city. She was a civil rights activist who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She was also a very active member of the Democratic party. She is survived by one son, Jose R. Montalvo and wife, Debbie; and four daughters, Mary Lou Tapia, Yolanda Montalvo, Maria (Lupe) Cummings and husband, Dave, and Cresille Hernandez and husband, Rosalio. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Pauline Alderete, Antonia Lucero and Marcella Lucero; three brothers, Joe Silva, Edward Silva and David Silva; and her aunt, Maryann; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and her pets, Snoopy, Rusty and Miko. Pallbearers are Patrick Montalvo, Sergio Torrez, Dave Cummings, Robert Maldonado, Patrick Silva and Robert Silva. Honorary Pallbearers will be Lawrence Miera, Michael Tapia and David Edward Lucero. Rosary will be recited on Wednesday, February 10, 1999 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Edwin's Church, 2105 Barcelona Rd SW. Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, February 11, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Edwin's Church. Burial to follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are being handled by family and Metropolitan Direct Services, 601 Mountain Rd. NW. The family will be at the home of Yolanda Montalvo.
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Nadobny -- Sidney Joseph Nadobny, a resident of Rio Rancho, passed away on February 8, 1999. Mr. Nadobny was born in Houghton, MI to Joseph and Michaelina Nadobny on January 23, 1916. He is survived by his wife, Cecelia of the family home; step-son, Michael Carrette of Michigan; step-daughter, Patricia Rumph of Michigan; sisters, Isabel Tranke of Los Lunas and Margaret Amann of Albuquerque; nieces, Pat Gogin of Wisconsin, Kathy Ghawi of Illinois and Mary Ellen Laporte of Wisconsin; nephews, John Paul Kelly of Milwaukee, WI and James Taylor of Oklahoma City, OK; and five step-grandchildren. Mr. Nadobny was a member of the American Legion, Kiwanis Club of Rio Rancho and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Mr. Nadobny was a WWII veteran who served in the North African Invasion and served in Italy. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 12, 1999, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the chapel of Rio Rancho Funeral Home with Rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Guy Roberts as Celebrant. Interment will immediately follow at Vista Verde Memorial Park in Rio Rancho. Arrangements under the care of Rio Rancho Funeral Home, 2400 Southern Blvd., 891-9192.
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Nahlovsky -- Gretchen Eula Nahlovsky, 92, a longtime Fort Sumner resident, died Monday, February 8, 1999 in the De Baca General Hospital following an illness. Mr. Nahlovsky was born November 8, 1906 in Mindora, Wisconsin to the home of James and Nellie (McConnell) McDonald. She was reared and attended school at Mindora. She later attended nursing school and worked for many years at a Veterans Administration Hospital. She later worked until her retirement as a nurse in a doctor's office. She married Frank Nahlovsky on January 20, 1926. He preceded her in death on November 28, 1969. Gretchen was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary, Military Order of Purple Heart, she was active with the National Association of Retired Federal Employees where she served as past president. She was also a member of the Fort Sumner Woman Club, United Methodist Women, American Legion Auxiliary President, Extension Club, Merry Homemakers, and various other clubs. She loved to travel. Gretchen was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Fort Sumner. In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by a son, Duane Nahlovsky in 1987; three brothers, Glen McDonald, Hugh McDonald, Lamont McDonald; three sisters, Fae Samuelson, Phyllis Stevens, and Bonnie Valvo. Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Fran Nahlovsky of Fort Sumner; two grandsons, Keith Nahlovsky and wife, Kathy of San Diego, CA and Kim Nahlovsky of San Francisco, CA; a granddaughter, Kay and husband, David Stout of Edgewood. Also surviving are five great-grandchildren, along with one sister, Mary Vogel and husband, Lyle of Washington. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 11, 1999 at the Chavez Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Sumner, Rev. Monty Leavell, Pastor of the First United Methodist Church officiating. The family prefers memorials to the First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or the Fort Sumner Cemetery Association in memory of Gretchen. All arrangements entrusted to Chavez Funeral Home, 804 N. Fifth Street, Fort Sumner, New Mexico, (505) 355-2311.
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Nunez -- In Loving Memory of DEACON SALVADOR NUNEZ JR. March 4, 1933 - February 10, 1997We believe that part of God's perfect plan says that love like yours is never gone. We believe that he sends you as our special angel to guide us as life goes on. So in our most joyous moments, you are standing at our side, our joy is your joy. Our dreams, yours to share. We know we can't hug you, hold your hand, or see that smile we loved, but you're here, we feel it. Sent by God from your new home in Heaven above.Your Family
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Rodriguez -- Funeral services for Mr. Jesus J. Rodriguez will be held on Thursday at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Burial will take place at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. A Rosary for Mr. Rodriguez will be recited on Wednesday evening, 7:00 p.m., at the Holy Rosary Church. Arrangements by the Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Romero -- Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Raymond Romero will be celebrated Wednesday morning, 9:00 a.m., at Holy Family Catholic Church, 562 Atrisco SW, with visitation at the church after 8:30 a.m. Father Jack, Celebrant. Interment of cremains will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please send donations and contributions to The Childrens Hospital at U.N.M.H. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd. SW, in charge of the arrangements.
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Sanchez -- Mass of Christian Burial for Mrs. Connie B. Sanchez will be celebrated Wednesday morning, 9:00 a.m., at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church with final viewing at the church after 8:30 a.m. Father Gene, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd. SW, in charge of the arrangements.
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Schmitt -- Frank L. Schmitt Sr., of Rio Rancho, passed away February 7, 1999. Cremation arrangements are being made by Sunrise Society, (891-8200).
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Sedillo -- The family of Mrs. Gabrielita Sedillo wishes to thank all their relatives and friends who were in attendance of the Rosary and Funeral Services for Mrs. Sedillo. They would also like to express their gratitude for all the love, care and compassion that has been shown to them. Arrangements by the Salazar and Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Sena -- In Loving Memory of ALBERT SENA February 10, 1982 - October 31, 1998It is in a deep mystery, This matter of life and death... That the same person Who brought us a thousand joys, Can leave us shedding a thousand tears... So suddenly, sometimes That we grope blindly for words left unspoken, And for the hug we needed to give, to say goodbye. And we wonder, How this thread that holds us all to life Can be so thin and fragile... Until the day, we find the courage to accept That the living aren't meant to understand death, Only to celebrate life, And to remember that the only real death is forgetting.Happy Birthday, Albert We Love You and Miss You Albert and Chris Always your Mom & Dad and Sisters
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Sena -- In Loving Memory of Of My Little Brother, Albert February 10, 1982 - October 31, 1998Yesterday was my birthday, today is yours, words cannot express the pain I feel in my heart that I can't celebrate it any longer with you. I always thought of it as our birthday. I love you and I miss you. Happy Birthday Albert....As God Takes You In His Arms Your Eternal Spirit Shines And Our Paths Will Cross Again Someday Little Brothers of MineWe Love You and Miss You Albert and Chris Forever Mario, Julie (Big Sister), John Michael, Brenden & Lorenzo
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Taylor -- Ramona Taylor, 94, a resident of Albuquerque since 1951, died peacefully in her sleep in the early hours of Tuesday, February 9, 1999. Born on August 31, 1904, she lived a long and devoted life. Those she touched with her kindness and generous spirit mourn her with gratitude. She was part of a large family, however, she is survived by only one sister, Regina Jaramillo. Ramona was the daughter of Seledon Medina and Manuelita Ortega Medina. Her father died when she was seven years old. She was raised with heroic struggle by her mother, who died in 1950. In 1934, she married Sherman Taylor. Together they owned and operated a store in Nolan, New Mexico, for many years. Likewise, for many years, she was postmistress of Nolan, New Mexico. She and her husband, moved to Albuquerque in 1951. Her husband died in 1961. Much more could be said about this remarkable woman. However, the love and devotion of her many nephews and nieces is her highest tribute. She will be greatly missed. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas since 1949. She was also a member of the Blue Army. A Rosary will be recited Thursday, February 11, 1999, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. The Mass of Resurrection will be offered by her nephew, Fr. Luis Jaramillo, Friday, February 12, 1999, 10:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, Lomas and Tennessee NE. Interment will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Thursday, 5:00 p.m. until Rosary.
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Travelstead -- A Memorial service for Mrs. Marita Hawley Travelstead will be held at Monte Vista Christian Church, 3501 Campus Blvd. NE, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 13, 1999 with Rev. Fred Dorisse officiating.
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Vigil -- Felix W. Vigil resident of Albuquerque passed away on February 7, 1999. He is survived by his parents, Donald Vigil and Ruth Perea; two sons, Felix Jr. and Jesus; three brothers, Jesse Vigil and wife, Theresa, Donald Vigil and wife, Cindy, Harry Vigil and wife, Carla; also surviving are many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. A rosary will be recited Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church on Friday February 12, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. Friends may visit Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. also in the Chapel of the Alameda Mortuary. Pallbearers will be Donald Vigil Jr., Jesse Vigil Jr., Bobby Martinez, Joseph Trujillo, Lee Vigil, Nick Vigil. Honorary pallbearers are Bobby Barros and Jonathan Baybol. Services are entrusted to Alameda Mortuary, 898-3160, Norbert R. Baldonado Jr. F.S.I.
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Viviani -- Henry (Bud) Joseph Viviani Jr. died peacefully at his home on February 8, 1999. Bud was 49, born May 26, 1949. Bud is survived by his loving wife, Kathleen; and sons, Sean Joseph and Derek Ray of the family home. He is also survived by his loving parents, Henry J. and Edna M. Viviani Sr.; sister, Diana Barasch and husband, Guy of Virginia; brothers, Tom Viviani and wife, Claire of Los Lunas, NM, Richard Viviani of Albuquerque; and sister-in-law, Karen Moya and husband, Leroy of Albuquerque. Also surviving are nephews, J. Michael Barasch, Joseph Viviani; and niece, Christine Viviani. Bud was a native New Mexican who loved his family and was a very loving father, husband, son and friend. He graduated from Highland High School in 1947 and went on to UNM. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing and was a wonderful family man. Bud was always very successful at what he chose to do. He had several interests such as falconery, race cars, football and loved watching his sons play basketball. Bud was truly loved and will be terribly missed. We love you Bud! The Rosary will be recited 7:30 p.m., Wednesday evening at Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle NE. Mass ofChristian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 a.m., Thursday, at St. Augustine Church, Isleta. Interment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Dad-I love you more than you can imagine. You were my role model and whatever I become in life I hope I'm like you."Rest in Peace". We love you and are going to miss you. I'm going to finish everything you started.
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Watters -- Rolandus A. Watters Jr., a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 1999 at his home. He is survived by his daughter, Kristen Watters; and his son, Jon Watters, both of Albuquerque; a brother, Wayne J Watters and his wife, Mary of Sheboygan, WI; and a sister, Lana J. Neighbors and her husband, Robert of Atlanta, GA; and two nieces and two nephews. A memorial service will be held at Calvary, 4001 Osuna Road, NE, Albuquerque, on Friday, February 12, 1999. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for the American Diabetes Association.
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Williams -- Robert Lee (Bobby) Williams, 43, a resident of Albuquerque and Gallup, passed away on Saturday, February 6, 1999. Robert was a member of Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church where he served as a Steward, Trustee, Class Leader, Usher, Chief Financial Officer of the Stewardship and Finance Commission past president of the Hospitality club, first vice president of the Lay Organization, and a member of the Chancel Choir. Robert graduated from Gallup High School in 1973 where he was a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, and Drum Major of the school marching band. He was past president of the Gallup Chamber of Commerce. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1973-1977. After graduating from Cosmetology school, Robert taught at Hollywood Beauty School and became a member of the New Mexico State Cosmetology Board. He was a volunteer who enthusiastically volunteered for numerous organizations such as Pennies for the Homeless, NAACP, Sickle Cell Council of New Mexico, National Council of Negro Women, and served as a past officer of the New Mexico Young Democrats of Albuquerque. He was a well known New Mexico businessman who touched many lives and lived life to its fullest. He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Williams Jr.; his nephew, Lawrence Williams IV; his paternal grandmother, Emma Williams; and his maternal grandparents, Clarence and Lucia Portley. He is survived by his mother, Arvella Williams; two sisters, Emma J. Williams and Florence Deborah Williams; one brother, Lawrence (Sonny) Williams III; two nieces, Tinikia LaDawn Williams and Marisa Manning. Robert is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins and a host of friends. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 1999 at 1:00 p.m. at Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 7920 Claremont NE, the corner of Texas and Claremont NE, Albuquerque, NM. Interment will be in Gallup, NM, Thursday, February 11, 1999 at 9:00 a.m. Direct Services, 2919 4th NW, 343-8008. 
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