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Abbott -- Billy Rae Abbott Jr., 34, a resident of Albuquerque, died Saturday, September 4, 1999. Mr. Abbott is survived by his daughters, Mary Elizabeth Abbott and Katherine Abbott, both of Albuquerque; parents, Bill and Dorothy Abbott of Cheyenne, WY; brothers, John Abbott of Albuquerque and Michael Abbott of Denver, CO; sisters, Cheryl Mayfield of No. Platte, NE, Billie Jane Mallon of Cheyenne, WY and Lori Ann Atencio of Phoenix, AZ; grandmother, Cecilia Cruz of Albuquerque; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Mass will be celebrated Thursday, 1:00 p.m., at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, Lomas at Tennessee, with Father Luis Jaramillo, Celebrant. Interment will take place in Cheyenne, WY. Pallbearers will be Bill R. Abbott Sr., Michael Abbott, John Abbott, Glen Mayfield, John W. Mallon, John J. Mallon and Richard Cruz as an alternate. French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
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Arellano -- Moises A. Arellano, 69, a resident of Mesa, AZ, and a former resident of Albuquerque, died Sunday, September 5, 1999. He is survived by his wife, Delfina; daughters, Felita Arellano and Shirley Arellano Gilbert and husband, Tony; son, Felix Arellano; five grandchildren, David Lovato, Derrick Lovato, Dion Lovato, Alexandra Arellano and Shaundra Gilbert; sisters, Carol Archibeque and Rita Howard; brothers, Unaldo Arellano, Gavino Arellano, Guerllemo Arellano and Joe Arellano; mother, Josefa Arellano; uncle, Virginio Sandoval; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Arellano was preceded in death by his father, Juan Arellano. He was born in Cuba, NM. Mr. Arellano served in the U.S. Navy and was an active member of V.F.W. Post #4243. He worked as a civil engineer for the United States government, before retiring in July, 1985. Mr. Arellano was an active member of the Catholic Church. He was also a veteran of the Bernalillo Volunteer Fire Department."God hath not promised Skies always blue, Flower-strewn pathways All our lives through; God hath not promised Sun without rain, Joy without sorrow, Peace without pain. But God hath promised Strength for the day, Rest for the labor, Light for the way; Grace for the trials, Help from above, Unfailing sympathy, Undying love." Rosary will be recited Thursday, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, with Father Paul Baca reciting. Mass will be celebrated Friday, 11:30 a.m., at Church of the Risen Savior, 7701 Wyoming Blvd. NE, with Father Paul Baca, Celebrant. Interment will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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Baca -- Funeral services for Mr. Lawrence Baca will be held on Thursday at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by the Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Baca -- Marie A. Baca, 84, a resident of Rio Rancho, passed away on Sunday, September 5, 1999. Marie was born the daughter of Palcido and Esther Ruiz Anbriz in Capulin, Mexico on March 27, 1915. Marie graduated from UMN and had been a gradeschool teacher. She was also an underwriter for an insurance company. She was an accomplished china painter for many years. Her work had been shown at the State Fair and won many ribbons. She taught china painting up until a year ago, having as many as 15 students in a class. Marie was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and the Rio Rancho Country Club. She also hosted bridge parties in her home in Rio Rancho. Marie was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur F. Baca Sr.; sister, Carmerina Brown; and granddaughter, Camie Ann Baca. Marie is survived by her son, Art Baca and wife, Ginger of Berwyn Heights, MD; one sister, Eudocia Burk of Ruidoso, NM; and one grandchild, Karen Baca of Palmdale, CA. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be on Thursday, September 9, 1999, from 4:00 p.m. 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 Friday, September 10, 1999, 10:30 a.m., at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Rio Rancho, with the Rev. Msgr. Douglas Raun as the Celebrant. Entombment will follow in the Floral Garden Mausoleum in Vista Verde Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, NM Affiliate, 525 San Pedro Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary.
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Baker -- Deborah Lynn Baker, age 40, beloved daughter, sister, aunt and friend to many, passed away in her home on Tuesday morning after a long and courageous fight with cancer. Debbie is survived by her mother, Celia Baker; her brother, Ken Baker and wife, Diane along with many nieces, nephews, and friends. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 9, 1999 at the Fitzgerald & Son Stateroom. A Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 10, 1999 at the Fitzgerald Chapel, 3113 Carlisle Blvd. NE with Pastor Bob Church officiating. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 7500 Paseo Del Norte NE. Pallbearers are Chuck Woods, Ernie Phillips, Johnny Romero, Max Gutierrez, Kenneth Baker, Dwight Iris. Honorary pallbearer is Steve Lujan. A reception will be held after the committal at 8020 Rio Grande NW. Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle Blvd. NE, in charge of arrangements.
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Bardwell -- Mary J. Bardwell, 84, of Las Cruces, and formerly of Albuquerque, entered eternal life Monday, September 6, 1999. Former owner of the Moccasin Shop in the Old Town Plaza, she is survived by a son, Paul Bardwell; daughter, Catherine LaBrecque; brother, Lawrence M. Handy; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Graveside Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 9, 1999, in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Albuquerque. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, Las Cruces.
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Brandenburg -- Margarette M. Brandenburg, 74, a resident of Rio Rancho for 13 years, died September 5, 1999. A beloved wife and devoted mother, grandmother and sister went to be with the Lord and Savior on Sunday. She is survived by her husband, Jack, of 52 years; her son, Jack W. Brandenburg II of Sanford, FL; her daughter, Susan McCord and husband, Jim of Plano, TX; two grandsons, Matthew McCord and Bryan McCord; sisters, Mary Adkins and husband, Bill of Elephant Butte, NM and Patty Burchfield and husband, Noel of Conway, MO. She is also survived by her aunt, Thelma Wrye and husband, Paul of Albuquerque; and a host of friends. Margarette (Marge) was born in Carrizozo, NM. Upon graduation from Carrizozo High School, she was appointed Deputy County Clerk of Lincoln County. During WWII, she supported the war effort by serving with the Selective Service Department. Her career in US Civil Service continued with tours of duty at Roswell AFB, Sandia Base, with the US Coast Guard in Hawaii as an Aircraft Flight Controller, with the FAA, and with NASA at Cape Kennedy, where she was responsible for the operations manual for the Gemini series of space launches. She was active in the Esplanade Home Owners Association, where she served as treasurer for three years. During her retirement years she found great joy in oil painting. Marge was well loved for her great generosity, kind heart, and hard work. Cremation has taken place. No traditional Memorial service will be held per Marge's request. Marge wished that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2015 Wyoming Blvd., Suite A, Albuquerque, NM 87112. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW, 343-8008.
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Button -- Lue Button, a longtime resident of Abiquiu, New Mexico, died at the age of 70 on August 15, 1999. She is survived by her husband, Donald Button; three siblings; and three step-children. She worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory from 1968-1990, and was very active throughout her life in various dog activities including obedience, conformation, search and rescue, and hunt trials with her strain of Von Knopf Weimaraners. Friends of Lue are invited to join a celebration of her life on Saturday, September 11, 1999 at East Park, located next to the Dog Obedience Club at 246 East Road in Los Alamos. We will gather from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to share memories and light refreshments.
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Cleland -- Charles"Bill" Cleland, 77, born August 2, 1922 in Raton, NM, died Monday, September 6, 1999, at his Albuquerque home in Bear Canyon Estates. He was preceded in death by his wife, Annabelle Cleland; and brothers, Everett Cleland and James Cleland. Mr. Cleland is survived by his children, Michael J. Cleland and wife, Kathy of Albuquerque, Deborah Thebeau and husband, Thomas of Tehachapi, CA, Elizabeth Cleland of Albuquerque and Richard Harris and wife, Linda of Albuquerque; granddaughters, Sara Thebeau and Tess Thebeau of Tehachapi, CA, and Jennifer Leon of Bellingham, WA; grandsons, Brendan Thebeau of Tehachapi, CA, Alex Cleland of Albuquerque, Michael Leon and wife, Deborah of Las Cruces and David Leon of Roswell; great-grandson, Arel Leon of Las Cruces; sisters, Thelma Montgomery of Nogales, AZ, Ruth Ann Blocker of Portland, OR, Alice Hofheins of Albuquerque and Mary Lou Alison of Albuquerque; and sister-in-law, Nellie Cleland of Alamogordo. He was a member of New Life Baptist Church and was also a very active member of the Independence Order of the Odd Fellows for over 50 years. Mr. Cleland worked for the Air National Guard for many years. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held Friday, 10:30 a.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of NM, 216 Truman NE 87108. Special thanks to staff and friends at Bear Canyon Estates, especially his cherished friends, Elna, Ruby, Parker and Stan. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Cunning -- Frances M. (Brady) Cunning, formerly of Needham, MA and Walpole, MA, died in Albuquerque, September 6. Born in Boston, MA, May 12, 1907. Preceded in death by her husband, Joseph T. Cunning. She is survived by children, Mary Cunning of Albuquerque, Nancy A. Brady and husband, Richard of Wrentham, MA, Joseph T. Cunning Jr. and wife, Patricia of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Fran C. Dotoli and husband, Joseph of Darien, CT; 21 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren; her sister, Isabel E. Brady of North Andover; and many nieces and nephews also survive her. Funeral Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated in St. Joseph Church, Needham, MA on Thursday, September 9, at 12:00 noon. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Pallbearers are her grandchildren. Frances had requested, in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Arrangements by George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, Needham, MA.
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Denzler -- S.R. Denzler, MD, 89, a resident of Albuquerque since 1955, died at home early Friday, September 3, 1999. He is survived by one brother, Charles Denzler of Washington State; daughters, Patricia A. Vanderberg and husband, Dr. Richard Vanderberg of Edmonton, Canada and Mary Jo Denzler of Los Lunas; son, David W.R. Denzler and wife, Caroline of Highland, MD; God-daughter, Charlene Wardlow of Santa Rosa, CA; grandchildren, Debbie Hughes of Los Lunas, John E. Hughes III of Albuquerque, and Ian Vanderberg and wife, Rebecca of Halifax, Nova Scotia; great-grandchildren, Amber Jones and Kody Hudspeth; and many family and friends. Dr. Denzler was preceded in death by his loving wife of 66 years, Mary L. Denzler; four sisters; and one brother. He lived a full and interesting life. Dr. Denzler loved being a general practitioner and always said,"We did it all." In his long career, he delivered over 1,000 babies and place many children in loving homes. Born in Jeffersonville, IN, Russ attended college and medical school at Indiana University, where he met Mary. He interned in New Orleans, LA and practiced medicine in Washington State, Houston, Texas, and he owned and operated a hospital in Cañon City, CO. Mr. Denzler was chief physician for Kennecott Copper Corp., New Mexico, before he entered the military. He was a Major in charge of the Eta Jima, Japan base hospital. After his military service, Russ and Mary settled in Albuquerque in 1955. Dr. Denzler joined the staff of Lovelace Clinic, established a private practice, and worked in the emergency room of the Bernalillo County Indian Hospital. He remained in private practice at the office he built on Dartmouth SE until semi-retirement in the early 1970s. For the next decade, Dr. Denzler was medical director of Ridgecrest Nursing Home, and he did Medicare Review at Lovelace Clinic, as well as other medically related tasks. Russ and Mary traveled the globe privately and with the Friendship Force for many decades. He was a 50-year Mason and a member of Temple Lodge #6 AF&AM and an active member of the Ballut Abyad Shrine. Dr. Denzler was president of the Nomads Camping Club and Wagon Master at locations throughout the southwest. In later years, he was very active in the Caravan Club. Since the late 1950s, Russ and Mary were active and loyal members of Central United Methodist Church. Memorial services will be held Saturday, September 11, 1999, 2:00 p.m., at Central United Methodist Church, with Reverend Martha A. Singleterry and Dr. Charles Crutchfield officiating. Family would prefer memorial contributions be made to Central United Methodist Church, 1615 Copper NE 87106 and the Ballut Abyad Shrine Temple, 6600 Zuni SE 87108, or a charity of your choice. French Mortuary-Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
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Flickinger -- Margaret L. Flickinger, born October 11, 1907 in Duncannon, PA, died Monday, September 6, 1999, at the age of 91 at La Vida Llena Retirement Community. She is survived by her sister, Alice Stahl and husband, Ken of Albuquerque; brothers, Joe Flickinger and wife, Mary Brent of Elizabeth City, NC and Quentin Flickinger and wife, Ruth of Chesapeake, VA; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Mrs. Flickinger attended Shepherd College and Moravia College and graduated from the University of Virginia and the College of William and Mary. For many years she was a Home Service Counselor for the Southern Division of the Potomac Edison Company. Before coming to Albuquerque in 1986, she lived at Capon Lake, WV. She belonged to the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Huguenot Society, and several nature and professional organizations. Memorial services will be held Saturday, 2:00 p.m., at La Vida Llena Retirement Center, 10501 Lagrima de Oro NE, with Rev. Jonathon Holmer officiating, assisted by the Rev. Norton Scrimshire. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Residents' Assistance Fund, c/o Dean Haverland, La Vida Llena Retirement Center, 10501 Lagrima de Oro NE 87111. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Garcia -- Eufemia Garcia, 91, a resident of La Jara, NM, passed away Tuesday morning. Mrs. Garcia was preceded in death by her husband, Juan Garcia; one daughter, Lugarda (Lura) Sosa; two brothers, Eustacio Duran, Tomas Duran; two sisters, Martha Montoya and Trini Velasquez. She is survived by two daughters, Carlota Eichwald of Cuba, Rafelita Chacon and husband, Pete of Albuquerque; three sons, Donald Garcia and wife, Mary of Albuquerque, Joe Garcia and wife, Pita of Los Lunas and Danny Garcia and wife, Rita of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque. Also surviving are three brothers, Antonio Duran of La Jara, Frank Duran and wife, Eleanor of Cuba, and Robert Taylor and wife, Rafelita of La Jara; 19 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated this morning, 11:00 a.m., at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cuba. Interment will follow at Santo Nino Catholic Cemetery in La Jara. Casket bearers will be Art Eichwald, George Eichwald, Kenneth Eichwald, Raymond Eichwald, C. Sam Garcia and Daniel Garcia. Honorary bearers are Daryl Fluke, Allen Colwell, Pablito Sosa, Gilbert Duran, Cindy Garcia, Steve Garcia, and Valdo Garcia. Services are under the direction and care of Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover SW, 243-5222.
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Garcia -- Mr. Michael A. Garcia died Monday in Albuquerque at the age of 44. Michael is survived by his parents, Telesfor and Rita Garcia; brother, Alex T. Garcia and wife, Yvonne (Bonnie); niece, Alexandra Garcia; and nephew, Joseph Garcia. Funeral services for Michael will be held on Friday at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joe Garcia, Michael Gallegos, Ernest Garcia, Chris Quintana and Gilbert Leehugn. Honorary pallbearers will be Russell Chavez, Mike Lovato, Chris Gallegos and Gary Palacio. Visitation for Michael will be held on Thursday, from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., in the mortuary chapel. A Rosary will be recited on Thursday evening, 7:00 p.m., at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church. Arrangements by the Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Griego -- Rosela Griego, 83, a resident of Los Lunas, passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 1999. She was a member of the San Clemente Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Santa Cruz Griego; and one son, Louie Griego. She is survived by four sons, Martin (Oscar) Griego, Vicente Griego, John Griego, and Alex Griego; three daughters, Marie, Cruzita, and Erlinda; 16 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. There will be a visitation on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. with a Rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Romero Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Friday, 10:00 a.m., at Romero Funeral Home. Interment will follow in San Acacia. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Marty, Norma, Michael, Eric and Issac. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen.
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Hoehn -- George A. Hoehn, 86, a resident of Albuquerque, died Tuesday, September 7, 1999. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Edith Hoehn of the family home; daughter, Rose Marie Hoehn and partner, Wesley Anderson; two nieces; one nephew; many cousins; and his cat, Lucas. Mr. Hoehn was a Mason and was also a member of the American Legion. He was a veteran of WWII in the 36th Infantry Division and was a prisoner of war in stalag 2B approximately two years. Private graveside services will be held Friday, 11:30 a.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery with Chaplain Lemuel M. Boyles officiating. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Maestas -- Dave A. Maestas passed at the age of 80 on Sunday, September 5, 1999, surrounded by his loving family and friend, Victoria Lucero; seven sons, David and wife, Joann, Albert and wife, Lindy, Steve and wife, Sylvia, John, Tommy, all of Albuquerque, Ray Maestas of Roswell, and Charlie Maestas and wife, Marie of Houston, TX; two daughters, Mary Montoya and husband, Danny, and Roseann Montoya and husband, Louie of Roswell. Also surviving are one brother, Fred Maestas of Alamosa, CO; 29 grandchildren; and 41 great-grandchildren. Dave was active in AA for 33 years. Dave was a person who was loved by many and will be dearly missed by all. As Dave would say,"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference." A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated today, 9:00 a.m., at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Interment to follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Josette, Jackie, Margaret, Crystal, Raynalda, Tammy, Katrina and Loretta. Honorary pallbearers will be the rest of his granddaughters and grandsons. Services to be entrusted to Alameda Mortuary, 9420 4th St. NW, Gary F. Santillanes, C.F.S.P.
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Mcphail -- Julia Alston McPhail, 82, of Moriarty, died September 8, 1999, after a long illness. She was born in Columbus, Mississippi, but was a long-term resident of Albuquerque, where she made many friends through her employment at La Placita. She was past President of the VFW Women's Auxiliary. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Joshua (Elizabeth) Meador; a sister-in-law, Juanita Y. Alston; and nephews, Philip Meador and Phillip Alston, and their families. Services will be held at Harris-Hanlon Mortuary in Moriarty, New Mexico.
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Nicar -- Erma Lee Nicar, 88, our beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, and Friend, died Tuesday, September 7, 1999. After a brief and very sudden illness, Erma peacefully transitioned from this life in the early morning hours with her family at her bedside. Erma married William H. Nicar in 1927, who preceded her in death in 1965. Erma is survived by her daughter Emily Smith and son-in-law, Jim Smith of Albuquerque; and her daughter, Elaine McClain and son-in-law, Robert McClain of Farmington, NM. Her spirit continues in the hearts of her five grandchildren, Wayne Smith of Seattle, WA; David Smith and wife, Lael Smith of Albuquerque, NM; Carol Smith and husband, Mark Fidel of Denver, CO; Jill Gillen and husband, DeRon Gillen of Red Mesa, CO; and Cindy Cochran and husband, Ron Cochran of Aztec, NM. Erma's pride and joy were her four great-grandchildren; Kyle and Kevin, sons of David and Lael Smith; and Dani and Jordan, children of Jill and DeRon Gillen. Erma is also survived by her sister, Eula Mae Clifton of Alto, TX; her brother, Carlos Murphy of San Antonio, TX; a sister-in-law, Thelma Power of Baytown, TX; a sister-in-law, Annie Ruth Nicar of Alto, TX; as well as many special friends, especially the ladies at the Palo Duro Quilting group, and her dear friend, Harry. Erma moved from her home state of Texas to Albuquerque in the spring of 1967. Erma was an avid and talented quilter, and she loved working with her flower gardens and her plants. She led a full and active life surrounded by the people she loved. Our lives are richer and so very blessed for having had the experience of knowing, loving and being loved by Erma. We are all grateful for every moment we have had with this beautiful and gracious woman. She will live on in our hearts forever. A private memorial service was led by Rev. H. Patrick Pollard, Wednesday, September 8, 1999 at the First Church of Religious Science in Albuquerque. Interment: Lubbock City Cemetery, Lubbock, TX. The family prefers memorial contributions in Erma's name to be made to: Women's Health Program c/o Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation, P.O. Box 26666, Albuquerque, NM 87125-6666, or the charity of your choice. French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
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Ogull -- Louis Ogull, age 87, beloved husband of the late Marion Greenberg Ogull; loving father of Judith I. Kennedy and her husband, George E. Kennedy; devoted grandfather of Lisa A. Kennedy and David R. Kennedy (all of Albuquerque); dear brother of Essie Solof (Hollywood, FL), died September 3, 1999, at home while sleeping quietly. A longtime social and political activist, Louis Ogull fought all his life for civil rights, racial integration, and fair treatment for minorities. Raised in New York City, where he resided until retirement, he began a prolific career reporting for the New York Sun and Bombay Chronicle before accepting a stint in public relations as the first head of PR for the newly formed National Maritime Union. An accomplished student of General Semantics and a vocal political presence and conscience in both the Albuquerque and New York areas, he was frequently solicited and was a familiar contributor to Letters to the Editor and TV commentary in matters of social policy and political position. For many years he was an executive job counselor for THinc, an executive placement corporation in NYC. Surviving him are sisters-in-law, Sue Gilbert (Queens, NY), Helen Sack (Brooklyn, NY), Shirley Pesses (Boca Raton, FL), Evelyn Greenberg (Walnut Creek, CA), Marian Heckler (New York, NY); brother-in-law, Ted Schoenfeld (Cranbury, NJ); and numerous nieces and nephews. A private service and cremation have taken place. Donations in his memory may be made to the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice, 144 Harvard SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106.
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Pena -- Jose R. (Joe) Pena, 54, a resident of Belen, passed away on Wednesday, September 08, 1999. Jose retired from the National Guard after 21 years of dedicated service. He was a member of the Hosanna Assembly of God Church in Los Lunas. He retired from the City of Belen, where he worked as Public Works Director and City Manager. His greatest joy was serving his savior the Lord Jesus Christ, and being with family. Throughout his 15 years of illness with heart disease, he never lost sight of his faith and courage. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Pena in 1974; his mother, Soledad Pena in 1989; and one brother, Porforio in 1997. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Carlita B. Pena of the family home in Belen; three sons, Kenneth Pena and his wife, Victoria of Los Lunas, Ronald Pena and his wife, Pam of Phoenix, AZ, Dwayne Pena and his wife, Lori of Belen; and one daughter, Francine Mast and her husband, Dustin Mast; seven grandchildren, Kameo, Korriah, Tesa, Jason, K.J., Cheyanne and Kira; one sister, Silvia Dolecky and her husband, Tony of New Jersey; six brothers, Ignacio and his wife, Nina of Sacramento, CA, Telesfor of Belen, Leandro and his wife, Irene of Belen, Jose N. and his wife, Abigail of Belen, Albert and his wife, Linda of Belen, and Phillip of Belen. There will be visitation on Friday, September 19, 1999, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Romero Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 11, 1999 at the First Assembly of God Church in Belen. Interment will follow in Terrace Grove Cemetery in Belen. Pallbearers will be Andy Ortega, Albert Pena, Carlo Pena, Joe Maestas, Pat Romero, Christino Saiz. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main, Belen.
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Sanchez -- Dora A. Sanchez, born January 15, 1951, passed away on Monday, September 6, 1999 at the age of 48. She was preceded in death by husband, Rudy Sanchez; mother, Estella; father, Louis Gonzales; and two brothers, Pete and Tony Gonzales. Mrs. Sanchez is survived by her daughter, Charmaine Sanchez; sisters, Mary Sandoval and husband, Florencio, Gloria Castillo and husband, Paul, and Marcy Medeiros of California; brothers, Pat Gonzales and wife, Frances and Toby Gonzales and wife, Alice; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mrs. Sanchez will be held on Friday at the San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church, where the Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Sandia Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Junior Sandoval, Jose Gavaldon, Peter Medeiros, Antonio Perea, Joe Sanchez and Andy Gonzales. Honorary pallbearers will be Albert Sandoval and Patrick Gonzales. Visitation for Mrs. Sanchez will be held on Thursday, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., in the mortuary chapel. A Rosary will be recited on Thursday evening, 7:00 p.m., at the Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Sanchez -- Funeral services for Mrs. Jesusita (Susie) S. Sanchez will be held on Thursday at the Holy Family Catholic Church, where the Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Burial will take place at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 12:30 p.m. Arrangements by the Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Svensson -- Karl David Svensson, 65, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away September 5, 1999. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Adrienne Svensson of the family home; one daughter, Lisa; two sons, Seth, and Scott and wife, Samantha; and granddaughter, Noel; and was preceded in death by son, Mark. Mr. Svensson was a very nice man and will be missed. Cremation has taken place and there will be no services. Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle NE, in charge of arrangements.
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Trujillo -- Robert A. (Bobby) Trujillo II 9-9-80 to 11-14-98 HAPPY BIRTHDAY SON Dear Bobby, If tears could build a stairway and hearts could build a lane we'd walk away to heaven to bring you back again. To some you may be forgotten, to others, a part of the past. But to those of us who loved and lost you, your memory will always last. Love, Mom, Dad, Brandee, Randall, Sean, Taylor, Wendy, Danny and Jessica
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Wootton -- William P. (Bill) Wootton passed away Sunday morning, September 5, 1999. He may have worked on your car, or you may have seen him at the hockey game, or even run into him at the drag races. He was born on March 13, 1959 in Albuquerque and attended Inez Elementary, Monroe Jr. High, Sandia High School and ENMU-R, graduating with an AAS degree in 1982. He is survived by his parents, William and Shirley; his sister, Leigh and husband, Jim Clemons; brothers, Bruce and Mike Wootton; nephews, Gene and Jerry Clemons; and his niece, Kari Wootton. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 10, 1999, at Mount Calvary Mausoleum Chapel. Fitzgerald & Sons Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle Blvd. NE, are in charge of arrangements.
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