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Austin -- Daisy Austin. On Saturday, December 11, 1999, Daisy Austin left us to join her parents, Manuel Samora Sr. and Frances Samora, along with her brother, Manuel Samora Jr. and our Lord. She was born in 1934 and resided in Albuquerque. She was a devoted member of St. Anne's Catholic Church and Aristocrat Caravaners. She is survived by her loving husband, Fred Austin of 44 years. Mrs. Austin was a nurturing mother to a son, Gilbert Austin and his companion, Dora Villalobos; her daughters, Carol Ayala and her husband, Carlos, Karen Chavira and her husband, Glenn. Mrs. Austin is survived by a brother, Johnny Samora and his wife, Annie; her sister, Rosa Ochoa. She was a devoted grandmother to Vicente Ayala, Natalie Ayala, Glenn Chavira, Jason Chavira, Denise Chavira, Gabriela Daisy Austin. Mrs. Austin is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews. She devoted her life to care for the people she loved. Funeral Services for Mrs. Austin will be held on Tuesday at the St. Anne's Catholic Church, where the Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow at the Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Natalie Ayala, Becky Serna, Annette Laher, Lisa Adair, Jackie Jensen and Athena Samora. Honorary pallbearers will be Glenn Chavira, Vicente Ayala, Anthony Samora, Robert Samora, Arthur Samora and Joe Ochoa. Visitations will be held on Monday from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary to follow at 7:00 p.m. at the Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 3rd St. SW.
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Castillo -- Maria Luisa Castillo, 93, a resident of Albuquerque for 71 years, died Friday, December 10, 1999. She is survived by her husband, Victorio C. Castillo of the family home; son, Victor Castillo and wife, Charleen of Albuquerque; daughters, Alice Montano and husband, Leo of Belen, Evangeline Aragon and husband, Frank of Albuquerque; Carmen Richards and husband, Bill of Forth Walton Beach, FL, Irene Candelaria and husband, Criss of Springerville, AZ, Luisa Cullum and husband, Larry of Durango, CO and Gloria Castillo-Campos and her husband, Paul of Santa Fe; 31 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Maria Luisa was an active member of St. Anne's Catholic Church. Rosary will be recited Monday, 7:00 p.m. at St. Anne's Catholic Church, 1400 Arenal Rd. SW, with Joe Sisneros reciting. Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. at St. Anne's Catholic Church with Fr. John Shedlock, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Leonard Montano, John Castillo, Ricardo Marquez, John Candelaria, Daniel Cullum and Zac Cullum. Honorary pallbearers will be Xochitl Campos and Gabriela Campos. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Dall'ava -- Marie Dall'Ava (nee Reiter), age 86, has gone home to the Lord on her birthday, December 9, 1999. Beloved wife of the late Bruno J.; loving aunt of Lois (Robert) Strauss and Kathryn (Edward) Burnett. Preceded in death by her sister, Ruth (Raymond) Fleischmann. Further survived by other relatives and many friends. Private inurnment. A special thank to her caregivers at Oak Crest Villa for their compassionate care. HARSTON FUNERAL HOME
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Erickson -- Mignon Annette Erickson, 103, a resident of Abilene since 1994, formerly of Albuquerque, NM, died Friday, December 10, 1999 at a local Abilene, TX hospital. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, 542 Hickory. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in El Paso. She was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church and the Naomi Circle of the United Methodist Women. Mrs. Erickson was preceded in death by her husband, Sigfred Erickson; a son, Sigred Nils Erickson; a daughter, Vivian Swanson; a granddaughter, Vivian Joyce Call; a sister, Vivian Wilkinson; and two nieces. She is survived by five grandsons, Sigfred Nils Erickson, Jr. of Dallas, TX, Dan Swanson, Jr. of Vilonia Ark., Charles Swanson of Pensacola, FL, Robert Swanson of Arlington, TX and James Swanson of Amarillo, TX; seven great-grandchildren, Amy Swanson, Tracy Swanson, D.J. Swanson, Joe Erickson, Noah Erickson, Debbi Willis, and Robert Call; eight great-great-grandchildren; Aimee Pasheco, Jacob Willis, Tate Willis, Sarah Erickson, Beth Erickson, Michael Erickson, Kati Call and Robert Call Jr.; and two nieces. Memorials may be sent to Cal Farley's Boy's Ranch and Girl's Town.
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Geibig -- Eugene"Gene" Rupert Geibig, 81, a resident of Rio Rancho for the past twenty years, passed away on Friday, December 10, 1999. Gene was born February 13, 1918 in Osceola, Michigan, the son of Jacob and Margaret Redmer Geibig. Gene had been a Police Commander with the City of Detroit Police Department before retiring. He was a Charter Member of Calvary Lutheran Church, member of the Rio Rancho Kiwanis Club, member of Michigan Chiefs of Police, member of the American Society of Industrial Security, was a Certified Protection Professional. Gene was preceded in death by one sister, Marie Hoffman in 1998. He is survived by his wife of 35 years,"Toby" Geibig of Rio Rancho; five children, Jack Randolf Geibig, Kenneth Geibig, Betty Crosby and husband, Walter, Carol Trudo, and Kathy Humes and husband, Bill, all of Michigan; two step-children, Fred Pease and wife, Dianne of Rio Rancho and Cheryl Longhway and husband, Jim of Michigan; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one sister, Joan Goebel and husband, Robert of Wisconsin. Visitation will be held today, Monday, December 13, 1999 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., with the Service at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary, Sara Rd at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho with the Rev. Donald Neidigk officiating. Interment will be in Vista Verde Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Calvary Lutheran Church, 20th and Abrazo, Rio Rancho or to the Sandia Hospice, 4775 Indian School Rd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 have been suggested. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary, Rio Rancho.
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Hayes -- Funeral Services for Joseph Paul Hayes will be held Monday, 10:30 a.m. in the chapel of Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle NE, with Rev. Myron White officiating. Interment will be in Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. with full military honors. Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Director, 3113 Carlisle NE in charge of arrangements.
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Macpherson -- Buelah Ann Macpherson, 89, passed away December 4, 1999 at St. Dominic's Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. A resident of New Mexico from 1952 to 1998, she taught in the Albuquerque Public Schools at Griegos Elementary School. Born in Essex, Tennessee on the McPherson family farm, Buelah attained a BA from Delta State University and a MA from Memphis State University in History and attended the University of North Carolina to work on her Ph.D. in History. She was a member of the Cathedral of St. John Episcopal Church, The Daughters of the King, The New Mexico Retired Teachers Association, The American Association of University Women, a Life member of the St. Andrew Scottish Society of New Mexico and instructor of the Macpherson Scottish Highland Dancers. An avid historian, Buelah was fiercely Scottish and was an inspiring influence on the Scottish community of New Mexico. She fought a courageous battle with declining health over the past few years. She left her home in Albuquerque a year ago to be near her family. She is survived by nephews, John McPherson and wife, Georgia Ann of Indianola, MS, Dr. Frank McPherson and wife, Joyce of Vicksburg, MS; nieces, Helen Boyd and husband, Gaston and Ann Parent of Huntsville, AL; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 5, 2:00 p.m., at the Kimbro Funeral Home in Marks, MS with internment at the Marks Cemetery. Scottish bagpiper, Marty Burnett of Memphis, TN, played Buelah's favorite piping tune,"Going Home", for the services. A Holy Eucharist Memorial Service will be held in Albuquerque, December 16, 3:00 p.m., at the Cathedral of St. John's Episcopal Church at 4th & Silver SW, with a reception following. Donations may be made in Buelah's name to the American Cancer Society.
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Marek -- Richard G. Marek, 79, a resident of New Mexico since 1938 and of Albuquerque since 1983, died Saturday, December 11, 1999. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Temperance Marek of the family home; son, Dr. Richard Marek, Jr. and wife, Aurelia of Albuquerque; daughters, Judith L. Morris and husband, David of Port Angeles, WA, Jo M. Hanson and husband, Paul of Sierra Madre, CA, Jane M. Tulley and husband, Gerry of Glencoe, NM and Jeanette E. Scott and husband, Ronnie of Loving, NM; grandchildren, Thais Marek, Trent Marek, Carolyn Wise and husband, Danny, Erin Kaui and husband, Randy, Darrell Hanson and wife, Sonali, Travis Hanson, Mackey Tulley, Malaika Tully, Pecos Davis and wife, Rebecca, Megan Davis, Chezie Davis, Kelsey Davis, Silas Sims, Hannah Sims, Tabitha Sims and Jesse Sims; mother, Anna Marek of Berwyn, IL; sister, Gwendolyn Dexcich of Waukegan, IL; and eight great-grandchildren. He was a distinguished alumni at New Mexico State University. Richard was a captain in the US Army during WWII and a recipient of two purple hearts. He retired as a County Extension Agent in Eddy County after 35 years of service. Richard also served as President of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents. He was active in the Elks Club Lodge #461, Master Gardeners and New Mexico Stewards Association. Services will be held Saturday, December 18, 1:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, University Blvd Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE. Private Interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd., Tuesday, December 14 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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Mcgee -- Ina J. McGee, age 78, died December 10, 1999. Ina is survived by one brother, Dixon Deemer of Sacramento, CA; a son, Stephen McGee of San Diego, CA; four daughters, Kathleen Hatfield and Rebecca McGee of Rio Rancho, Cheryl McGee and Patricia Tarr of Ft. Lupton, CO; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mrs. McGee was in the first group of The Women's Marine Corp when it was first formed in 1943 and serving until 1945 when she was honorably discharged. Cremation has taken place with Burial of cremains to take place at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at a later date. Cremation arrangements were provided by Metropolitan Burial and Cremation Center, Inc. 729 San Mateo Blvd NE 256-9400 www.AlbuquerqueNM.com
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Oldfield -- The family of Billie Oldfield wishes to express their gratitude for the kind expressions of sympathy during their time of need.
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Padilla -- Mr. Luis Padilla died on Saturday at the age of 99 years. Mr. Padilla was a World War I Veteran who received the Purple Heart. He was awarded the Croix de Guerre medal from France this August. Mr. Padilla was a lifetime member of the DAV Chapter 3. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucina; and great grandson, Brian. Mr. Padilla is survived by his son, Bill J. Padilla and his wife, Michele of Albuquerque; his grandchildren, Bill Padilla Jr. and wife, Karen of Pagosa Springs, CO, Kathleen Sanchez and husband, Michael of Alb, Robert Padilla and wife, Suzanne of Boise, Idaho, John Padilla of Alb, Patty Padilla of Alb, Karen Martinez and husband, Mervin of Alb; ten great grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. Funeral Services for Mr. Padilla will be held Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at the Salazar & Sons Mortuary Chapel with Minister Robert Padilla officiating. Burial will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Sean Padilla, Robert Padilla, John Padilla, Paul Sanchez, Mervin Martinez and Michael Sanchez. Arrangements by the Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 3rd St. SW.
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Pierce -- Vivian Tillery Pierce, 82, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died Friday, December 10, 1999. She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Ann Pierce Moore and Carolyn Pierce Smith and husband, Mac; grandchildren, Zane Allen Moore and wife, Kathy, William Kurt Moore, all of Texas and Shawn McDonald Smith and wife, Joy of California; great-grandchild, Christiana Angele McKenzie Smith; sister, Hazel Shockey; adopted sister, Vera Syverson; and numerous loved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Pierce of 62 years. Mrs. Pierce was a charter member of Hoffmantown Baptist Church. She retired from Martin Bakery and was a caregiver to family members as well as many others. Services will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Hoffmantown Church, 8888 Harper NE, with Pastor Rich Donaho, officiating and Pastor Ken Moore, assisting. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Pallbearers will be Jack Ward, Hi Tillery, Ray Tillery, Glen Tillery, Gary Tillery, George Tillery, Jimmy Tillery and Don Shockey. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Taylor and Bill Vredenburgh. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming NE, Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Noon Day Ministries, 101 Broadway NE, 87102 or the American Cancer Society, 5800 Lomas NE, 87110. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming NE.
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Redmond -- William G."Bill" Redmond, 92, a longtime resident of Albuquerque, died Thursday, December 9, 1999. He is survived by his daughter, Alice L. Culbertson and husband, James of Albuquerque; granddaughter, Candace York and husband, Gale of Albuquerque; grandson, J.W. Culbertson and wife, Kathy of Denver, CO; great-granddaughters, Emily Spence and fiancee, Ernest Villas, Erin Massey and husband, Donn; great-great-grandson, Brandon McCloud, great-great-granddaughter, Rachel McCloud, great-great-grandson, Gregory Ford, all of Albuquerque; brother, James L. Redmond of Albuquerque; sister, Helen Pusateri and husband, Vince of Washington, DC; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Logan of Albuquerque. Mr. Redman was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Esther L. Redman. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and a member of V.F.W. Services will be held Wednesday, December 15, 1999, 10:00 a.m. at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. with Pastor Rick Donaho officiating. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Wednesday, December 15, 1999 one hour prior to service. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
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Romero -- Final viewing for Mr. Carlos Romero will be this morning, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., in the chapel of Garcia Mortuary. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. at St. Anne's Catholic Church. Interment will follow at San Jose de Armijo Cemetery. Funeral services are in the care of Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover Ave. SW.
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Roth-Ritter -- Roth- Mary Agnes Roth-Ritter, 80, died Saturday, December 11, 1999. She is survived by her sons, Don Roth and wife, Linda and Bill Roth and wife, Rita, all of Albuquerque; daughters, Rose Ellen Vento and husband, Nick of Levittown, NY and Alice Gentile and husband, Steve of Palm Bay, FL; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sisters, Rose Shaw and husband, Al and Kathleen Stathis and husband, Ted, all of New York. She was preceded in death by her son, Wayne Roth. Mass will be celebrated Monday, 10:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 4020 Lomas NE. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd NE.
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Sanchez -- In Memory OfLENA D. (NINA) SANCHEZ April 24, 1926- December 13, 1995Mom, four long years have passed since you were taken from us. We miss you more than words can say, but your memories live on in all of us. Not a day goes by that you are not thought of in a loving way by all of us. And your traditions live on through us. We love you and miss you Mom!Tu Familia
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Sandoval -- Federico G. Sandoval, 90, a resident of Santa Fe for most of his life, died peacefully Sunday, December 12, 1999. He is survived by his daughters, Erlinda Hidalgo and husband, Eddie of Albuquerque and Yolanda Rodriguez and husband, Mike of Santa Fe; sons, Fred Sandoval Jr. and wife, Dessie, Ramon Sandoval, all of Santa Fe and Pat Sandoval and wife, Betty of Fremont, CA; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; brother, Cecilio Sanchez and wife, Teresita of Santa Fe; and many other family and friends. Mrs. Sandoval was preceded in death by his wife, Victorita; and grandsons, Eddie Hidalgo, Jr. and Nicklaus Rodriguez. Rosary will be recited Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd NE with Deacon Al McLane reciting. Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 417 Agua Fria in Santa Fe with the day and time to be announced. Interment will follow at Rosario Cemetery in Santa Fe. Pallbearers will be Larry Hidalgo, Freddie Hidalgo, Gene Hidalgo, Marcos Apodaca, Monico Jones and John Rodriguez. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Sandoval, Michael Rodriguez, Steven Herrera, Larry Sandoval, Jason Jones, Mario Hidalgo, Brian Sandoval and Mark Sandoval. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd NE, Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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Sandoval -- Roldon Sandoval, 67, passed away December 11, 1999 after a long illness. He was a lifetime resident of Jemez Springs, NM and served in the US Army. He is survived by daughters, Sandra Baker; three brothers, Oliver Sandoval, Lee Sandoval and wife, Julia, Benjamin Sandoval Jr. and wife, Rosina; sister, Marcella Garcia and husband, Ralph; several nieces, nephews, family and friends who loved and will miss him dearly. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of the Sandias Catholic Community Church, 1950 Second Street, Kirtland Air Force Base, at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 14, 1999, with Burial following at Santa Fe National Cemetery, with full military honors provided by the NM Air National Guard honor guard. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services 343-8008, 2919 4th NW.
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Skidmore -- Frank"Skid" Skidmore, born June 23, 1910, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, December 11, 1999. His last days were spent surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 64 1/2 years, Mattye Jim; five daughters, Martha Sargent and husband, Marvin, Beth Skidmore, Francine Pawley and husband, Robert, Jean Rexroat and husband, Alec, and Dorie Skidmore. He was"G-Dad" to Tracy Weisert and partner, Brian Piatek, Jimmie Thompson and husband, Bobby, Jake Gallegos and wife, Deborah, Frank Gallegos and wife, Cynthia, Julie Gallegos, Christopher Pawley and Heather Whitesides, Catherine Labastida and husband, Antonio, Michelle Visak and husband, Jerry, Jennifer Rexroat, Megan Korezak and husband, Joey. He was Great-Grandad to Marina and Melanie Weisert, Sarah Gallegos, Danny and Jesse Thompson, Zachary Steele, Rebecca Gallegos, John, Alicia and Serena Gallegos, Alexander Whitesides and Erik Whitford, Corinne and Cayla Labastida and Riley Korezak. He was married March 15, 1935 in El Paso to Mattye Jim Deaner, and they moved to Albuquerque. He worked at R.L. Harrison Company and Contractors Equipment Company until the family moved to Oak Park, IL. He worked for Associated Equipment Distributors as Director of Industry Services until his retirement in 1975 and moved back to Albuquerque. He was a member of Hiram #13 Masonic Lodge, York Rite, Scottish Rite, Ballut Abyad Shrine, Toastmasters and Albuquerque Host Lions Club. He was an original member of the Albuquerque 20-30 Club. He was an avid Lobo fan and loved to read. Most of all, he was a loving and devoted husband, father, and G-dad. Services will be held Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Pallbearers will be Alec Rexroat, Robert Pawley, Christopher Pawley, Jake Gallegos, Frank Gallegos, William Schum and Marvin Sargent. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to New Mexico Lions Eye Bank, 303 San Mateo Blvd NE, 87108 or the Ballut Abyad Children's Transportation Fund, 6600 Zuni SE, 87108. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE. .DMP
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