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Antonio -- Pauline B. Antonio, a resident of Albuquerque and Rio Rancho since 1981, died Saturday, July 3, 1999. Mrs. Antonio was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Locksley B. Antonio; and son, Mark B. Antonio. She is survived by her son, Norman B. Antonio of Rio Rancho; sister, Monica House of Silver Springs, MD; brother, Ricardo Gutzmer and his wife, Justine of Marietta, GA; and many nieces, nephews, grandnephews, cousins and friends. Mrs. Antonio was a member of St. Francis Episcopal Church. She was also a member of Friends of Many Cultures. Services will be held Saturday, 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE, with Father Walter Smith, Vicar officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Friday, 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Episcopal Church at Rio Rancho Building Fund, 2903 19th St., Rio Rancho, 87124. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Barela -- In Memory of BEN BARELAHappy BirthdayI left my head and look up to the sky I'm always thinking and wondering why God took you away, from us all on that day We have no right to question our Lord For He knows what's right and knows the score Someday He says we'll all meet again But until then: I want you to know we're thinking of you For we hope you're looking down on us too. Today is your special day, Happy Birthday to you in so many ways. You were known by many names But they all were meaning the same Happy Birthday, Dad, Daddy, Grandpa and Pop Our love for you will always be In our hearts, but to me, you will always be Mr. Bee Love, Laurel, Jim, J.J. and Anthony
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Bess -- Earnest Bess, To each of you who supported us following Earnest's death whether it was a telephone call, a visit, your prayers, or the delicious food you brought; we wish to thank you for your loving presence.
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Booth -- Carl Booth, Jr., 77, a lifelong Albuquerque resident, died Tuesday, July 6, 1999. He was a US Army Air Corps veteran of WWII. Mr. Booth retired from the New Mexico National Guard as a Chief Warrant Officer after 34 years service. He was a member of Faith Chapel. He was a dedicated husband to his wife of 59 years, Charlotte Booth of the family home; loving father of sons, Daniel (Eddie) Booth and wife, Loretta of Cedar Crest, Richard Booth and wife, Sara of Rio Rancho and Doug Booth and wife, Carla of Cedar Grove; seven grandchildren, Vikki Wingerd and husband, Sam, Randie Booth, Rick Booth and his love, Juanita Salas, Kelly Jungling and husband, Dan, Toby Booth and wife, Nora, Jennifer Booth and her love, Michael Witten and Alicia Booth; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Daniel Booth and wife, Beulah; sisters, Margaret Akin, Louise Whitney and husband, Lt. Col. Henry Whitney, Jean Trosper and husband, Charles, Laura Dorn and husband, Gary; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Bessie Hopkins. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 9, 1999 at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE with Pastor Mable E. Dawe and Pastor Tom H. Salmon, officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his grandchildren. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE on Thursday, July 8, 1999 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of NM, 216 Truman NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. Carl's memory will be cherished by his family and many friends as he goes on to be with the Lord. French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
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Bowers -- C. Keith Bowers, 78, a resident of Albuquerque since 1966, died on Tuesday, July 6, 1999. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Marlys Bowers of Albuquerque; sons, Richard K. Bowers and wife, Gerri of Chesapeake, VA, Donald A. Bowers and wife, Nancy of Dataw, SC, John C. Bowers and wife, Marcie of Neshanic Station, NJ, and David H. Bowers and wife, Carole of Albuqureque; grandchildren, Steven, Brian, Keith, Amanda, Katherine and Elizabeth Bowers; great-granddaughter, Ashley Bowers; sisters, Esther Crider of Tyler, TX and Donna Smart of Portland, OR; and brother, Gerald Bowers of E. Tawakoni, TX. Mr. Bowers proudly served his country in the US Navy during World War II on the Battleship Maryland. He was an avid trombone player and enjoyed playing with the Shriners and American Legion Bands, as well as with various other groups. He was an original member of the Albuquerque City Band. Before retiring in 1985, Mr. Bowers was a sales representative for McClintock - Doane Paper Company. Memorial Services will be held Friday, 1:30 p.m. at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd Chapel, 10500 Lomas, NE with Pastor Milton D. Carter officiating. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Ballut Abyad Shriners Transportation Fund, 6600 Zuni, SE, 87108. French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd, NE.
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Brown -- Tance (Frances Love Taichert) Brown who has been living in Arizona but forever considered Santa Fe as her home, died on June 30, 1999. Born in Las Vegas, New Mexico, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack. She is survived by her son, Marty Buchsbaum, wife Stacy and daughter, Hylah of Tesuque; daughter, Donna Bell, husband Jon and son Michael of Houston, Texas; and brother Robert Taichert and wife, Zane of Albuquerque. A service in celebration of her life and memory will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 10 at the Church of the Holy Faith, 311 E. Palace Avenue. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to your favorite charity or The Library of the Church of the Holy Faith in her name.
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Castillo -- Eric Steve Castillo, 18, a resident of Albuquerque passed away on July 4, 1999. Eric is the beloved son to Linda Castillo and husband, Lupe; one brother, Cory Marquez; one sister, Brandi Alire; his nana, Sharon Donahue; papa, Bill Donahue; grandpa, Rudy Fernandez and wife, Virgie; second mother and tio, Carla Martines and Albert; uncles, Guy and wife, Sheri and Steve Fernandez and friend, Flo; aunts, Debbie Fernandez, Anita Fernandez, Rachel Martines and Patricia Gonzales; cousins, Tino, Tony, Nick and Julian Martines, Tracy, Delilah, Kristy and Steve Fernandez. Eric is preceded in death by his big sister, Bella Maria Marquez. A rosary will be recited Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel, 1000 Old Coors Rd SW with visitation after 6:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel, with visitation after 9:30 a.m. Deacon Harry Beare will recite the rosary and officiate the funeral service. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be, Guy Fernandez, Steve Fernandez, Tony Martines, Nick Martines, Albert Martines and Lupe Alire. Honorary will be, Cory Marquez, Juan Saiz, Ruben Torres and Gabriel Nunez. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd SW in charge of the arrangements.
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Chavez -- Visitations for Mr. Jerry Chavez will be this evening from 6:00 p.m. until the time of the Rosary, which will be recited at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Garcia Mortuary, on the corner of 8th and Iron. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, with Fr. Jack as celebrant. Interment will follow at Los Padilla's Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Louis Chavez, Fred Chavez, Dennis Chavez Jr., Andy Bustos, Raul Zamora and Joel Vargas. Funeral Services are in care of Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover SW.
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Corder -- Clayton J. Corder, 22, son of Jack and Paula Corder and brother of Vanessa Corder, all of Rio Rancho, NM was called home by God on Sunday, July 4, 1999. Clayton is also survived by a half sister, Laurie of Lubbock, TX; and his grandmothers, Frances Nichols of Las Cruces, NM and Virginia Corder of Lubbock, TX. Clayton was the Goal Keeper for the Conference Champion Soccer team at Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. Services have been set for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 10, 1999 at the First Baptist Church of Rio Rancho. Officiating will be Rev. Si Budagher assisted by Billy Bob White of Mineral Wells, TX and also of the Warrior Ministry team. Interment will follow at Vista Verde Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Warrior Ministry Team, 10312 Leymon Ct. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114 have been suggested. Arrangements are under the direction of Vista Verde Memorial Park and Mortuary, 4310 Sara Rd., Rio Rancho, NM.
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Devaney -- Kevin Albert DeVaney, 34, died unexpectedly on July 3, 1999, at his home in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque. He was born September 23, 1964 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Walter & Matilda DeVaney. He is survived by both parents; his maternal grandmother, Mary Spegar of Scranton Pennsylvania; four brothers, Dennis DeVaney, Mark DeVaney and wife, Carla, Richard DeVaney, all of Albuquerque, and Mike DeVaney and wife, Paula of Meridian, Idaho; two nephews, Lucas and Jerrod; a niece, Krystal; two great-nephews, Kyle and Michael Jerrod; a great-niece, Emily; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He will be greatly missed. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at French Mortuary, Thursday July 8, 1999 at 3:30 p.m. at the 1111 University Blvd NE.
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Dominguez -- Raul D. Dominguez, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, 75 who passed away and went to be with his Lord on July 4, 1999. Raul was born September 7, 1923 the son of Ralph and Guadalupe Darwood-Caro Dominguez in Wilmington, California. As a youth, Raul was one of the most accomplished athletes in southern California. Overcoming childhood polio, he became an allstate athlete in several sports including football, gymnastics, baseball, and swimming. After serving in the US Army in WW II, he graduated from Northern Arizona State University, achieving the highest in academic honors and was a member of the Blue Key and Epsilon Pi Tau National and International Honor Societies. He received his Civil Service Commission in 1960 and served until his retirement. He retired from the Veterans Administration Hospital where he served as Chief of Professional Administrative Branch in Albuquerque and had a distinguished medical career as a rehabilitation therapist. Raul was an active member of the LULAC Council 8020 for 16 years. During this time he held the positions of council Vice President and District Director. Because of the many years of support to education and the community, there is an annual LULAC educational scholarship awarded in his honor. Raul was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister, Emily. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Christina (Martinez) Dominguez; four sons, Kevin, Orae Paul, Ronald and his fiancee, Patricia Herrera, and Roland and his former wife, Carol; three daughters, Stephanie Coleman and husband Allen, Rebecca Long and husband James, Renee Garcia and husband Andrew; ten grandchildren, Monica and Dennis Romero, David and Jessica Dominguez, Adriana, Jordan and Grant Long, Desiree Casaus, Nathan Garcia and Sarah Dominguez; and two great-grandchildren, Celina Torres and Vanessa Romero. Also surviving are his brother, Manuel and wife Helen of Chino, CA, Ralph, Jr. and wife Evelia of Ontario, CA; two sisters, Jennie Felix and Sophie Huerta and husband Louis, all of Buena Park, CA. Rual will be greatly missed by his loving family, friends and acquaintances. A Visitation will be held this evening, Wednesday;, July 7, 1999 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. with the Rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary, Sara Rd. at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, July 8, 1999 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Interment will be at 1:00 p.m. at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe. Pallbearers will be Allen Coleman, James Long, Andrew Garcia, Dennis Romero, David Dominguez, and Steve Huerta. Military honors will be provided by the DAV Veterans Honor Guard #3 of Albuquerque. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary, Rio Rancho.
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Ellis -- Clara Denson Ellis put her hand into that of the Father's and went on her Journey Home, Friday, July 2, 1999. Born in Granger, Texas, October 20, 1909, to Myrtle Jewel and Jesse Bostick Denson, Clara had six siblings. Her lifetime spanned travel in a covered wagon (for a family vacation) to visiting her children by jet plane. Clara always had a wry sense of humor. She claimed to have gone to the CIA, before it was a government agency. Actually, after graduating from Granger High School, Clara attended the College of Industrial Arts (CIA) in Denton, Texas. After her studies, she substituted teaching in Granger for two years. The family then moved to Edinburgh, Texas in 1930, where she began her full-time teaching career. The Denson family attended the Methodist Church and Clara was a member of the choir. A tall, good-looking man, with a witty sense of humor and a rich baritone voice, named Gordon Ellis, was caught tweaking her hair from behind. As a woman of virtue, she refused to be taken in by his bold attempt at introduction. He, it has been said, told a friend in the choir that he was going to marry that pretty young woman with the beautiful blue/black hair. The court-ship was a bit one-sided at first. Without a proper introduction, Clara avoided his attempts at conversation. Her heart began to melt, however, when she would look up from her desk in a room full of first graders and see that persistent young man standing at her doorway, hat in hand. The proper introductions took place, the court-ship moved forward and Clara and Gordon were married in 1934. They moved to 1420 Dunlap in Mission, Texas, which was Clara's home for the next 53 years. During the Depression of the 1930's, married women were obliged to give up their jobs to men. No longer able to teach, Clara was a traditional homemaker. Gordon was a Rural Letter Carrier. Late in the 1930's, Gordon contracted typhus, a life-threatening disease. Unable to carry the mail, Clara and Gordon were faced with the prospect of his losing his mail route. As a woman always ahead of her time, and never afraid of hard work, Clara donned the uniform of the Rural Letter Carrier, hoisted the fifty pound leather mail sack, and carried his route. As the first female Letter Carrier in Mission, Texas, her picture appeared on the front page of the Mission Times. In January of 1941, their first child, James Norman Ellis was born. Nine years later, their second child, Donald Eugene Ellis arrived. Clara returned to teaching and retired after thirty years in elementary school. Becoming a widow in 1977, Clara was able to maintain her home in Mission, Texas, until 1989. At that time she moved"up north" to Temple, Texas, where her sisters Carrie and Judy lived. It wasn't until 1991 that her son, James, was able to convince her to move closer to him, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Clara was a proud Texan, born in Texas, raised in Texas, married in Texas, lived in Texas all her life...she finally agreed to move to"West Texas" (Albuquerque), to be near family. Clara was an original tenant at Grand Court Retirement Center (then called Valencia Retirement Center) since April of 1991. The official disk jockey at Grand Court, Clara's Music was a part of every Saturday night. She played selections from a multitude of audio tapes. She had many, many friends whom she grew to love. In addition to the residents, Clara was"adopted" by several members of the staff, who became her surrogate children, most particularly, Terry Campbell and Adela Aragon. Clara is greatly missed and survived by her sons, James and his wife, Kathy of Albuquerque, Don and his wife, J.J. of St. Louis, Missouri; grandchildren, David Ellis of Decorah, Iowa, Jean (and husband, Pat) Aylward of Tampa, Florida, Jim (and wife, Lois) Ellis of Las Vegas, Nevada, Susie Smietanski of Dallas, Texas, Jennifer (and husband, Sam) Warnock of Seattle, Washington, Anjel Montoya of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Joshua (and wife, Maree) Montoya of Pueblo, Colorado and Alicia Montoya of Seattle, Washington; and her sisters, Judy Davis and Carrie Denson of Temple, Texas. Clara's legacy is the love and joy she leaves in our memories. A memorial service, to share our memories and draw strength from each other, will be held at Grand Court, 300 Valencia Drive, S.E. Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Saturday, July 10, 1999 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any donations be sent in Clara's name to: Mariah House Shelter Care, 5004 Mariah NW, 87120 or Calvary Chapel, 4001 Osuna Road NE 87109.
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Griego -- The family of Mr. Larry Griego wishes to thank all their relatives and friends who were in attendance of the Rosary and Funeral Services for Mr. Griego. They would also like to express their gratitude for all the love, care and compassion that has been shown to them. Arrangements by Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW
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Grince -- Donald Wilbur Grince, 76, a resident of Albuquerque for 16 years, passed into the arms of his Heavenly Father on Monday, July 5, 1999. Don was born on March 19, 1923, in Toledo, Ohio where he resided until his retirement from Libbey Owens Ford in 1983. He was a decorated World War II veteran and 32nd Degree Mason for over 50 years. Don belonged to Harbor Light Lodge of Toledo and Temple 6 Lodge of Albuquerque. He was also a current member of the Scottish Rite Body of Toledo and St. Luke Lutheran Church in Albuquerque. Don was preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur and Ruth Grince of Toledo, OH. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Penny (Ella Mae) Grince; daughters, Patricia Schuman and husband, Marvin of St. Louis, MO and Barbara L. Shirrod and husband, Terry of Albuquerque; granddaughters, Christina and Kimberley Shirrod of Albuquerque; brother, Jack Grince of Toledo, OH; and numerous nieces and nephews. Don was a loving husband, parent, and grandfather and an avid senior bowler. He will be remembered by all for his wonderful sense of humor and his love of life, family, friends, and God. He will be missed by all who knew him. Services will be Friday, July 9, at 10:00 a.m. at the Sunset Memorial Park, Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum, 924 Menaul Blvd, NE with Pastor David Cruson officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Don Grince's name to Kaseman Presbyterian Hospital's in patient Hospice Unit, 8300 Constitution, NE, Albuquerque, NM. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd, NE.
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Harper -- Lisa R. Harper, born on August 23, 1942 in Meridian, Mississippi to Shemp and Hassie Trussell was called Home on July 6, 1999. Mrs. Harper is survived by her husband, William Harper; nine children, Robby Harper of Kansas City, KS, Lorraine Harper of Denver, CO, Janet Carlisle of Meridian, MS, James Carlisle, Sarah Williams and husband, Robert of Meridian, MS, Eugene Carlisle and wife, Geraldine, Darren Carlisle, Timothy Harper and Christopher Harper; two brothers, C.W. Trussell and Leonard Trussell; four sisters, Clara May Paton, Peggy Walker, Molly and Pearl Avery. She is also survived by 35 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Visitation and wake will be Friday, July 9, 1999, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Hillcrest Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 10, 1999, 11:00 a.m., at Fellowship Baptist Church, 515 Ash SE, with Pastor Dennis Dunn officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Hillcrest Funeral Home 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE 265-5959
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Hennessy -- Daniel Hennessy, 88, passed away July 7, 1999. He was a pharmacist in New York, and retired in 1973. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth, of the family home in Rio Rancho; sons, Danny Jr. and wife, Leanne of Taylor Ranch, Paul of Rio Rancho, and Chris of Taylor Ranch; daughters, Pat Pisani of Lawrence, KS, April Semel of Elmira, NY, Mary Lattin of Horseheads, NY; and ten grandchildren. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 Fourth St. NW. 343-8008.
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Heuft -- Mary Nee Jarincik, Born June 17, 1919 at Central City PA, passed away July 4, 1999 at St. Francis Gardens nursing home, Albuquerque, NM. She is survived by spouse, John Heuft; and eight children, Julia, John Jr., Jerome, Jeffrie, Jacqueline Mary, Joseph, Jan Thomas, and Jarard. Also grieving are 13 grandchildren. Cremation by Sunrise Society. No flowers. Condolences can take the form of donations to your favorite charity. No funeral services will be held. Rosary remembrance will be announced by Marianist Society, of which she was a long time member. She was also closely associated with Cannosion nuns. Rest in peace.
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Jackson -- Doris Jean (Reimholz) Jackson, 73, passed away on July 3, 1999, 10:40 a.m. at Deaconess Hospital in Billings, Montana, as a result of respiratory failure.Doris was a mother of three, a good wife, a grandmother of two, and a very special friend to many.Doris enjoyed sewing, cooking ,reading, playing cards and bingo, and she loved the outdoors; camping, fishing and traveling. In her younger days, she was an avid square dancer.Doris was born on January 12, 1926, in Halfday, Illinois, to Howard and Margaret Griffeth. In June of 1951, she married John. L. Reimholz and together they had three children, Cheryl, Keith and Scott. In 1966, her beloved husband passed away. Doris took on the task of raising the three kids and drove a school bus for a kindergarten in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In May of 1968, Doris married William H. Jackson and they shared 31 wonderful years together. Their most precious and memorable times were spent at their cabin in Snowy Range, Wyoming during the summer months. They fished, picked wild raspberries and strawberries, which were used for jams, syrups and fresh fruit and they very much enjoyed feeding and watching the various types of wildlife in the area.In June, 1993, Bill and Doris moved from Albuquerque to Sheridan, Wyoming. Their home was located in a small little valley in the country with a fabulous view of the Big Horn Mountains and the wildlife was numerous.Doris was a loving Mom, wife, and friend. She will be missed so very, very much. She will always be in our hearts, in our minds, and she will be a part of us forever. Doris is in a better place now where there is no pain or suffering and she is with other family members who preceded her in death. These include: parents, Howard and Margaret Griffeth, a brother, Doug Griffeth, a husband, John L. Reimholz, and a son, Keith J. Reimholz.Survivors include: husband, William H. Jackson; sister-in-law, Peggy Moore; daughter, Cheryl A. Reimholz; son Scott J. Reimholz and his wife Holly and their two girls, Chelsea and Bailey Rose; and numerous nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 8, 1999, at Kane Funeral Home, with Father Ron Stolcis officiating. Cremation will follows.
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Jarman -- Brenda Jarman (Austin) Montano, 41, a former resident of Albuquerque, died suddenly Sunday evening, July 4, 1999, in Carson City, NV. She is survived by her husband and Knight in shining armor, Daniel B. Montano; her devoted sons, Travis, Justin and Derek Austin and Daniel A. Saindon-Montano; her mother, Donna Jarman; and her brothers and best friends, Cliff Jarman and wife, Nancy and Eric Jarman and wife, Jessica. She was preceded in death by her father, Alfred J. Jarman; maternal grandparents, Thelma and Henry Knudtson; paternal grandparents, Ann and Alfred Jarman, Sr.; and uncles, Glen and Boyd Knudtson, Jerry Jarman and wife, Betty. Brenda was born in Albuquerque on May 22, 1958. She was the oldest of three children born to Donna Knudtson Jarman and Alfred J. Jarman. Brenda graduated from Manzano High School in 1977 and attended Muir Technical Institute where she received her paralegal certification. She married Daniel B. Montano on May 25, 1991. They moved to Carson City, NV in 1997 from Incline Village. Prior to that they had lived in Colorado and Albuquerque. Brenda was employed as a legal assistant by Allison, Mackenzie, Hartman, Soumbeniotis & Russell, Ltd. She enjoyed drinking cafe lattes with friends and spending time with her family. Brenda's favorite color was purple. She was a good mother and adored her dog, Penny. Brenda was secretary of the Carson City Oakland Raiders Booster Club. For those who did not know her, know that this world is less one beautiful person who touched many lives. A celebration of Brenda's life will be held Saturday, 11:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming blvd. NE. Interment will follow. Her favorite longtime charity was the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. If you wish to make a donation in Brenda's name, please send it to A.A.F.A., 1125 15th Street NW, Suite 502, Washington, DC, 20005. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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Kennedy -- Beloved Albuquerque Artist and Mother, Helen Kennedy, died on June 28, 1999 after a brief illness. She was the daughter of Bessie and E. E. Bliss, 3rd generation Albuquerque pioneers. Bliss homesteaded on the East Mesa in the early 1900's and started Albuquerque's first tire business in the downtown Bliss Building that still exists at 5th and Central. Helen attended Sandia School for Girls and studied painting and sculpture at the University of New Mexico, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. Helen was briefly married to Joe Adams, who was declared an MIA during WWII. Later, she met and married James L. Kennedy, pilot, stationed here at Kirtland AFB. Together they moved to Illinois to raise a family and run the Kennedy family Tavern at Druce Lake. In 1960 the Kennedy's and their four children moved back to NM. After her divorce in 1966 Helen spent a significant part of her life traveling in Europe and spending the winter months in Mexico and Central America. Helen lived simply and would often pay for her lodging with portraits she had done of her hosts in the small villages she loved. She was also an avid gardener and reader. Her sense of adventure was apparent in all aspects of her life. Her innovative recipes have appeared in national publications, including Sunset Magazine. She was an active member of the Rainbow Artists, a multi-cultural collective of local artists. Helen always considered her greatest accomplishment to be her family. She is survived by her four children and 15 grandchildren; oldest son, Mike Kennedy, MD is an Allergist in Seattle; Tim Kennedy is a successful businessman in Florida, and Tom is a sculptor in Brunswick Maine. Daughter, Kathy is a Registered Nurse in San Francisco. Helen is also survived by her sister, Jane Cooper who lives in Denver, CO. Memorial Services will be held at the Alumni Chapel at UNM on Sunday June 11, 1999 at 10:30 a.m. Direct Funeral Services, 2919-4th St, NW 343-8008
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Leyba -- The family of Guadalupe"Pita" Leyba thanks their many friends and relatives whose sympathy and thoughtfulness will always be gratefully remembered and deeply appreciated. We would like to thank you for the lovely flowers, Mass contributions and the food you brought us. Special thanks to Father Lee Chavez, Deacon Pilar Garcia, Joe Quintana for the rosary, Edward Chavez for the beautiful eulogy, alter boy Tapia and to all the pallbearers. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Lopez -- Little Angel, Daniel Fermin Lopez, an infant, and resident of Los Chavez, was taken home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 7, 1999. He was a member of the San Clemente Catholic Church in Los Lunas. Little Daniel was brought into this world four months and one week premature at a weight of 1lb 7 ounces. He lived 51 days because of his will to live, his strength, and fighting until the end of his last breath. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Mary Marquez in 1992. He is survived by his loving parents, Henry and Olivia Lopez of the family home in Los Chavez; his two sisters, Raquel and Sara Lopez, both of the family home; maternal grandfather, Art Marquez of Los Lunas, paternal grandparents, Fermin and Angie Lopez of El Cerro; paternal great-grandmother, Maria Marquez of Las Cruces. A Rosary will be held on Thursday at 7:15 p.m. at San Clemente Catholic Church. Interment will take place at the San Clemente Catholic Cemetery. Daniel's parents will be the Pallbearers. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen, NM
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Mcdonough -- Joan Judith McDonough, 64, a resident of Albuquerque passed away July 5, 1999 at home. She was born May 19, 1935 in Aberdeen, South Dakota to James and Judith Blomster of rural Wetonka, South Dakota. She is survived by her husband, Richard E. McDonough; her daughter, Kimberly J. and husband, Marco DeFillippis, from Rio Rancho, New Mexico; a brother John and wife Sally Blomster of Wetonka, South Dakota; a sister, Janice and husband Gene Coats of Eldon, Missouri; two nieces, Debra Hostetter of Topeka, Kansas, Michelle Benjamin of Columbia, Missouri, Britt Pickrel of Denver, Colorado, Bridgette Blomster in Peace Corps Namibia, Africa and returned to the USA on November 1998; three nephews, Michael Hostetter of Columbia, Missouri, John Erik Blomster and Jay Blomster Wetonka, South Dakota. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Joy Peterson; and nephew, Dru Glassburn. She graduated from Ipswich High School, Ipswich South Dakota in 1953. She attended Huron College, Huron, South Dakota 1953-1955. She worked at Black Hills Ordnance Depot, Igloo South Dakota from 1957-1962. She gave birth to Kimberly in 1967 and resided in Albuquerque, New Mexico since 1973. She attended Kirtland Air Force Base Chapel, was active in choirs and Protestant Women of the Chapel. A member of Enchanted Mesa Chorus of Sweet Adelines International, 1979-1997. She worked for Indian Arts and Crafts Association from 1987-1993. pallbearers are Bill Nerris, Bill Johnson, Don Brynes, Clausel McCorkle, Max Chastain, Dick Toliver. Visitation will be on Thursday, July 8, 1999 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle Blvd. NE. Services will be held on Friday, July 9, 1999 at 1:00 p.m. in the Fitzgerald Chapel, 3113 Carlisle Blvd. NE. Interment will be in Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Please send memorials to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Attn: Memorial & Honor Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105, Phone 800-822-6344. Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements.
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Montano -- Gregorio J. Montano, 81, a beloved and devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother was called home to be with the Lord, Monday, June 5, 1999. Mr. Montano was born on March 4, 1918 in Belen, NM to Elfegio and Irene Montano; he was a parishioner of San Clemente Catholic Church in Los Lunas, NM. He is survived by his loving wife, Louisa Montano of the family home; one son, Ricky Montano; one daughter, Irene Torres; four step-daughters, Lucy Barela and husband Paul, Gloria Garcia, Dolores Ruiz and Nancy Lerma; two step-sons, Richard Barela and wife, Virginia and Danny Barela and Judy; 25 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. He will be greatly missed by his loving family. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated this morning at 10:00 a.m. at San Clemente Catholic Church in Los Lunas. Interment will follow at San Clemente Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Gilbert Rivera, Wilfred Nieto, Jerome Artiaga, Robert Lerma, Ralph Espinoza and Daniel Barela. Funeral services are in the care of Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover Avenue SW.
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Padilla -- The family of Mr. Charlie H. Padilla wishes to thank all their relatives and friends who were in attendance of the Rosary and Funeral Services for Mr. Padilla. They would also like to express their gratitude for all the love, care and compassion that has been shown to them. Arrangements by Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW
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Pena -- Concha S. Pena passed away June 26, 1999 in Fountain Valley Hospital, due to on going illnesses. A native New Mexican, 38 year resident of Albuquerque. Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by two daughters, Mary Ambriz and husband, Efrain from Santa Ana, CA, Liz Jokerst and husband, David from Apple Valley, CA; three sons, Carlos Rena and wife, Betty of West Minister, CA, Jerry Pena and wife, Kathy of Albuquerque and Ray Pena and wife, Donita of Albuquerque. She has 21 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. She was loved by all and will be greatly missed. Rosary will be held at San Jose Parrish at 7:00 on July 9, 1999. Funeral mass at 9:30, July 10 at San Jose Parrish. Burial services will be held in Manzano, NM at Our Lady of Sorrows Church at 12:00 noon, Saturday, July 10th. May our Mother Rest In Peace.
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Pohl -- Pantaleon T. Pohl, 67, a life-long resident of Albuquerque, passed away Tuesday, July 6, 1999. Mr. Pohl was preceded in death by his parents, Manuel and Aurora Pohl. He is survived by three daughters, Genevieve Pohl, Anita Pohl Sarvino, and Sandra Lucero and husband, Alfredo; one son, Dickie Pohl; and two grandchildren. Also surviving are six brothers, Primitivo Pohl and wife, Alice of Carlsbad, NM, Mike Pohl and wife, Vivian, Joe Pohl, Charlie Pohl and wife, Frances, Lawrence Pohl and wife, Theresa, and Robert Pohl and wife, Carmen, all of Albuquerque; and two sisters, Gloria Sanchez and husband, Morrie, and Mary Griego and husband, Nino, also of Albuquerque. He will be greatly missed by his loving family. Visitations will be today from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Garcia Mortuary, on the corner of 8th and Stover. A Rosary will be recited this evening at 7:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial wil be celebrated Friday at 10:00 a.m. also at the Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Mike Pohl, Joe Pohl, Charlie Pohl, Lawrence Pohl, Robert Pohl and Manuel Griego. Funeral services are in the care of Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover Ave. SW.
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Rodriquez -- Mrs. Josephine Rodriquez died on Tuesday at the age of 43. She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Perea; father, Ramon Rodriquez and mother-in-law, Mary Perea. She is survived by her mother, Lorraine Rodriquez; father-in-law, Leo Perea and family; one brother, Max Carlos Rodriquez and wife, Barbara; two sisters, Patsy Sanchez and Fiancee, Isaac Martinez and Jane Martinez and husband, Joe; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and godchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Rodriquez will be held on Saturday at the St. Edwin Catholic Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be, Pat Jaramillo, Tom Salas, Tony Sanchez, David Sanchez, Isaac Martinez and Lorenzo Lopez. Honorary pallbearers will be, Max Rodriquez Jr., Raymond Rodriquez, Curtis Martinez and Martin Vargas. Visitations will be held on Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the mortuary chapel. A Rosary will follow at 7:00 p.m. at the Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 3rd St. SW.
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Schroeder -- Grace F. Schroeder, 74, a resident of Albuquerque since 1947, died Monday, July 5, 1999. She is survived by her daughter, Karen Ortega and husband, Tom; sons, Dr. Gary Schroeder and wife, Mary Ann, Michael Schroeder and Steven Schroeder; granddaughters, Kellie and Tanya Schroeder; grandsons, Gregory and Jamey Schroeder, stepgranddaughters, Marie, Jennifer, and Stephanie; stepgreat-granddaughter, Denise; sisters, Hazel Wolf of IA, Ruth Mavis and Donna Ollig of IL; brothers, Bill, Melvin and Bob Chaney of IL; sisters-in-law, Beverly and Lucy Chaney of IL; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother; father; and two brothers. Grace was employed for 21 years at Albuquerque National Bank and Sunwest Bank. She worked peak and part-time at the Bank after retiring. Grace belonged to Beta Sigma Phi Sorority for 51 years (1948) and was presently a member of Alpha Master Chapter. She had been a life member of Beta Sigma Phi since 1973. She was elected Albuquerque City Council of Beta Sigma Phi Woman of the year in 1995. Rosary will be recited Thursday, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming, NE. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, 10:00 a.m., at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, 811 Guaymas NE. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bob Hall, Gregory Schroeder, Thurman Moore, Marc Hays, Eugene Polito, Tony Polito and Andy Polito. The family would like to thank you for the cards and flowers sent to their mother during her illness. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5800 Lomas, NE, 87110 or the American Diabetes Association of NM, 525 San Pedro, NE, #101, 87108. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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Teeter -- Loren E. Teeter, 61, a longtime resident of Albuquerque, died Monday, July 5, 1999. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Liza Teeter; daughters, Erna Smith and husband, Paul, Charlene Fairchild and husband, Larry and Anita Ronquillo and husband, Alfred, all of Albuquerque; four granddaughters, Lauren Teeter, Alyssa Metoyer, Erin Metoyer and Samantha Ronquillo; sisters, Carol Mitchell of Albuquerque, Betty Oswald and husband, Larry of Cedar Hill, TX and Erna Carlile and husband, James of Duncanville, TX; brother, Lloyd Teeter and wife, Rachel of Sparks, NV; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Teeter was retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years of service, having served in the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #1517 and held his Fellowship Degree. Services will be held Friday, 10:30 a.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE, with Rev. Lloyd Teeter officiating. Interment will take place at 1:00 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Paul Smith, Larry Fairchild, Alfred Ronquillo, George Pena, John Correa, David Oswald and Kevin Oswald. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Thursday, 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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Truitt -- Ray M. Truitt, Lt Col, USAF Retired, 81, passed away on July 4, 1999 in an Albuquerque hospital. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Elizabeth Truitt; son, and daughter-in-law, Keith and Cheryl Truitt; two grandsons, Steven and Brian Truitt of Albuquerque. He was born and raised in Kansas. He graduated from the University of West Virginia where he played football. He went on to play professional football before going into the Air Force. He retired from the Air Force after 22 years as a Special Services officer. Ray was an avid golfer and for many years was active in the Albuquerque Senior Golf Association, serving several years as president. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 8, at the Kirtland AFB Chapel with Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Steve Torgerson presiding. Cremation has taken place and interment will be at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the charity of your choice.
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Warner -- Irene Lucille Warner, born June 6, 1917 in Ft. Stocton, Texas, daughter of James and Clara Blaine. Irene, best known as"Grandma" to her many friends, family and customers, passed away at her home June 29th, family and friends were at her side. She leaves behind two daughters, Sheila Longenette and Kay Hess both of Albuquerque; two sons, Bruce Warner of Plymouth, IN, Karlon Cruse of Kansas City, KS and stepson, Carl Lovelady of Santa Anna, CA; seven grandchildren, Jeff Longenette, Sheryl Romero, Renee Herrera, Cruse Rael, Sheena Hess and Jeremy and Ena Cruse; 19 great-grandchildren, Jason and Sara, Traci and Alex, Adam, Scott, Kay and Jade, Lief, KT, Nicole, Shawn, Jessica and Megan, Daniel, Arron and Kyle, Adam and Andy. But to these children she was known as"Grandma the Great". Longtime resident and business woman, she owned and operated the K&I Diner for 39 years. Not only building a successful business, but a close and loving relationship with her customers. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her. There will be an open house for her at the K&I Diner July 10th from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., 2500 Broadway SE, Albuquerque. In memory of"Grandma" please come and help us celebrate the life of a very colorful woman. She was 82 years old and taken by a familiar enemy, cancer.
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Wootton -- Thomas Wylie Wootton, 70, formerly of Galveston, Texas, passed away at 3:17 p.m. on Monday, July 5, 1999, at home. A long-time resident of Albuquerque, he is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Onanong Wootton. He was a veteran of the Korean War and had recently retired after 30 years of service in the federal government as a mechanical engineer. He will be dearly missed. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 8, 1999, at 2:00 p.m. at First Untied Methodist Church, 314 Lead SW, Rev. Clyde Standfield officiating. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Should friends desire, the family requests that memorial contributions be to First United Methodist Church, 314 Lead SW, 87102 or to the John Wayne Cancer Institute, 2200 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. 
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