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Angel -- Rita Angel died peacefully in her home on January 2, 2000 surrounded by her companion of many years, Cheryl Zahm and their friends. Rita will be remembered for her kindness, her respect for others and her bravery. She was courageous and maintained dignity while fighting a brain tumor. Rita was a pianist and full professor at the University of New Mexico. Her favorite times playing and musically collaborating were those spent with Frank Bowen and Donna McRae. Rita's survivors are Cheryl Zahm, Tonie and Joe Angel, Ron Angel and his wife, Jacqueline and Matthew Angel. In lieu of flowers, please give donations to The Southern Poverty Law Center or the University of New Mexico's Department of Music. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services.
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Armenta -- IN LOVING MEMORY OF ANDRE D. ARMENTA MAY 16, 1970 - JANUARY 6, 1994 CALLED TO HEAVEN ON THE FEAST DAY OF BLESSED ANDRE BESSETTEIN ONE OF THE STARS I SHALL BE LIVING IN ONE OF THEM I SHALL BE LAUGHING AND SO IT WILL BE AS IF ALL THE STARS WERE LAUGHING WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE SKY AT NIGHTTHE LITTLE PRINCE ANTOINE de SAINT-EXUPERY
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Baca -- Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy Baca will be held on Thursday at the Living Water Church, 7002 Acoma SE, where the Service will begin at 10:00 a.m., with Pastor Clara Ortega officiating. Burial will follow at the Chilili Cemetery. Arrangements by the Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Byer -- Frederick Byer, 53, a lifelong resident of New Mexico, died Wednesday, January 5, 2000. He is survived by his wife, Connie R. Byer; sons, Kris E. Byer and Frederick Byer Jr., all of Los Lunas; daughters, Tanya Byer and Sanya Byer, both of Clovis; two brothers; four sisters; seven granddaughters; six grandsons; mother, Fern Buckley of Albuquerque; and many relatives and friends. Fred served in the United States Army for four years during the Vietnam War. He worked for many years as a journeyman plumber and most recently being employed by Locken General Contractors. Cremation has taken place and a family memorial service will be held at a later date. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Frederick Byer Memorial Fund in care of Connie Byer, 07 Garcia Lane, Los Lunas 87031. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Castillo -- Funeral Services for Mr. Herman Castillo will be held on Thursday at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, where the Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Chavez -- Mr. Johnny Chavez Sr., 69, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on January 2, 2000. Mr. Chavez is survived by his wife, Louise Chavez; one daughter, Debra J. Guirado; two sons, John Chavez Jr. and wife, Christina A., Ralph K. Chavez and Margot; a brother, Lorenzo Chavez and wife, Yela; two sisters, Bernice Schommer and husband, Greg and Ruth Contreras; grandchildren, John H. Chavez III, Antionette L., Ralph K. Jr., Raymond K., Joseph K., Jacquelynn D., and James A.; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Athena Christina Chavez. Mr. Chavez was a member of the Catholic Church, veteran of the U.S. Army, member of the American Legion #13, and retired Union Pacific Amtrak Railroad in 1975. A Rosary will be recited Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m. in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel, 1000 Old Coors Rd. SW, with visitation after 9:30 a.m. Jimmy Rael reciting. Interment will follow at 12:30 p.m. in the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Rudy Ortega, Debra J. Guirado, John Chavez Jr., Ralph K. Chavez, Tony Lucero and Lorenzo Chavez. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd. SW, in charge of the arrangements.
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Conner -- Lawrence Conner, 90, died at his daughter's home in Albuquerque on January 3, 2000. He moved to Albuquerque in 1996 from his home in Marion, SC due to his illness and to be with his family. He was a member of True Light of Zion Masonic Lodge #399. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Eunice; a daughter, Debra C. Samuel and husband, David of Albuquerque; and grandchildren, Lawrence J. Samuel and Davina M. Samuel, both of Albuquerque. Services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m., Sunday, January 9, 2000, at Wise Chapel A.M.E. in Marion, SC, with burial to follow in Devotion Gardens. Arrangements in South Carolina by Davis Funeral Services, 301 W. Liberty, Marion, SC. The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to Lovelace Hospice, Lovelace 4th Floor Acute Care, Dr. Charles Benton, Lovelace OR and Anesthesia Department, Lovelace Day Surgery and P.A.C.U. and the staff at Barelas Day Care Center. Sincere thanks are also extended to Elder Pearson and Calvary Apostolic Temple Family, Sandia Labs Design Definition Department, and our many close friends. Local arrangements by Sandia Funeral Care, 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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Cromeans -- SFC Charles Allen Cromeans (US Army Ret.), 66, died Saturday January 1, 2000 at the VA Hospital in Albuquerque, surrounded by his family. A veteran of the Korean War and two tours of duty in Vietnam, Sgt. Cromeans was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion. He is preceded in death by his parents and younger brothers. He is survived by his children, Linda, Jacqueline, Michael, and Melodie; three grandchildren, Rebecca, Travis and Bailey; and by his ex-wife and friend, Hercilia. A Memorial Service and interment of cremains will be held at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, Friday, January 7, 2000 at 1:00 p.m. Arrangements by Aspen Funeral Alternatives, 1935 Juan Tabo NE.
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Followill -- Alma Ruth Followill passed into the Lord's keeping Tuesday at a Mineral Wells, TX hospital after a very brief illness. She was born in Austin, TX on September 16, 1913; the oldest of nine children of Dexter and LeRoy Ator. Marriage to Sedale A. Followill on March 7, 1936, brought about an interesting life in New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle, as well as the Lipan, TX area. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include brothers and sisters-in-law, Herbert and Marie Ator of Mineral Wells, Nancy Ator of England, Anna Ator of Denton, Paul and Ruth Ator of Virginia, Joe and Beverly Ator of California, Patsy Ator of Austin, and Roy and June Ator of Lipan; sister, Dorothy Bates of Lipan; son and daughter-in-law, Fred and June Followill of California; daughters and sons-in-law, Martha and Bob Lewis of Colorado, Sarah Turner of Cedar Hill, Beth and Jim Richards of Dallas, Maye and Dennis Wilkinson of New Mexico, and Jean and Paul Storelli of Lipan; 18 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 8, at the Lipan Church of Christ with Bob Lewis, Minister, officiating. Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Lipan. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, at the Wiley Chapel in Lipan.
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Garcia -- Manuel Jr. Esquire died after a short illness. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; son, Richard; daughter, Jacqueline and grandchildren Torrance, Amanda and Jacob. Private services have taken place. Burial will be in Santa Fe National Cemetery.
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Green -- Mrs. Marilyn R. Green, 53, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away January 2, 2000. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Maxine Mills; and granddaughter, Rae Lynne Green. She is survived by husband of 35 years, Jasie L. Green; one daughter, La Rae L. Arp and husband, Shawn W. Arp; sons, Phillip L. Green, David W. Green and wife, Barbara, Carl E. Green and wife, Anna E. Jasie L. Green II and fiancee, Chrystal L. Evans, Robert A. Green, girlfriend, Adrianne R. Flowler; seven grandchildren, Matthew, Michael, Ashley, Darrien, Elizabeth, Cody, and Brooklyn; brothers, Tony Mills and wife, Linne, Dennis Mills and wife, Arlette, Terry Mills and wife, Rachel; sister, Linda Dupy and husband, Dwight; brother and sister-in-law, Herman Green, Deanja McLain and husband, Ed, Phyllis Jaramillo and husband, Tony; 14 nieces and nephews, Michelle, Randy, Eddy, Aaron, Desiree, Rochelle, Linda, Tony, Ray, Shane and Kris, Scott, Brett, Greg and Brian; and many other family and friends. Her family said that she was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and our best friend. She always put us first. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors with Pastor Anthony Jaramillo officiating. Pallbearers will be Dave Green, Robert Green, Jay Green, Carl Green, Shawn Arp and Sal Hernandez. Entombment will be in Sunset Memorial Park. Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle NE, in charge of arrangements.
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Gurule -- The family of Mr. Nick Gurule wishes to thank all their relatives and friends who were in attendance of the Rosary and Funeral services for Mr. Gurule. They would also like to express their gratitude for all the love, care and compassion that has been shown to them. Arrangements by the Salazar and Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Gutierrez -- Mass of Christian Burial for Mrs. Eligia Gutierrez will be celebrated Thursday morning, 11:00 a.m., at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 5415 Fortuna NW, with final viewing at the church after 10:30 a.m. Father Joel Garner, Celebrant. Interment will follow at the San Jose de Armijo Cemetery. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd. SW, in charge of the arrangements.
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Gutjahr -- Allan L. Gutjahr passed away on January 3, 2000 after a year and a half of fighting lymphoma. He was born on a farm near Hosmer, South Dakota on March 20, 1938 to Christian E. Gutjahr and Emma (nee Preszler) Gutjahr. He went to a one-room country school for his education through the eighth grade and then went to Hosmer High School. After graduating in 1956, he spent two years in the US Army, returning briefly to help his parents with their last harvest on the farm. He leaves his dearly loved wife of the past 18 years, Peggy (nee Sjostedt); five wonderful children, (Kurt Gutjahr of Oregon, Eric Gutjahr and his wife, Angie of Columbus, IN, Ted Taylor and his wife, Miki of Japan, Kristin Cassidy and her husband, Ed of Houston, TX, and Meghan Kofod and her husband, Peter of Raleigh, NC; and four grandchildren, Troy Cassidy, Christian Kofod, Brett Cassidy and Ken Taylor. In addition he is survived by three brothers and their wives, (Arthur and his wife, Vicki of Paulsbo, WA, Gerhardt and his wife, Betty of Hosmer, SD, Reinhold and his wife, Elinor of Aberdeen, SD); two sisters and their husbands, (Delilah Eiseman and her husband, Bruno of Eureka, SD and Lorina Jung and her husband, Melvin of Aberdeen, SD); one aunt, Lydia Pietz of Aberdeen, SD; his mother-in-law, Margaret Sjostedt of Belen; as well as many nieces and nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his parents and beloved sister, Alvera. His love for his family was manifested by his commitment to all of them. He cherished all of his children who were held close to his heart. he always felt he learned much from each of them and felt enriched by the unique and wonderful experience they added to life. Allan attended Central Washington College in Ellensburg, Washington for one year and graduated from the University of Washington in 1962. He worked for Bell Telephone Laboratories in Holmdel, New Jersey for nine years. During that time he also received a Masters degree from Johns Hopkins University (1963) and a Ph.D. from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (1970). In 1971, he joined New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech) as an assistant professor of mathematics. He was dedicated to his subject and to the students at Tech. Throughout his career at New Mexico Tech he was always active in research and he viewed teaching and research as having a unity. He truly loved teaching and was committed to the students. After his promotion to full professor, he also served as Mathematics Department Chairman, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Vice President for Research. He always remained active as both a teacher and researcher while serving as an administrator. In 1997, he gave up the Vice Presidency for Research to devote his energies full time to his true vocations of teaching and research. He received the New Mexico Tech Distinguished Teaching award in 1987 and the New Mexico Distinguished Research award in 1999. He is the only faculty member to receive both those awards. In 1999, he retired as Professor Emeritus, but remained active in research throughout the rest of his short life. In June of 1999, he was further honored by being elected a fellow of the American Geophysical Union in recognition of his pioneering research in the area of geostatistics as applied to groundwater hydrology. He greatly enjoyed collaborative research and his many friends in the international groundwater hydrology community. They and many of his former students offered wonderful moral support during his battle with cancer. He served as a director of the Valley Improvement Association since 1993. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Belen and also was a tutor with the Literacy Program. Contributions in his name may be made to the Allan Gutjahr Scholarship Fund, Office of Advancement, New Mexico Tech, 801 Leroy Place, Socorro, NM 87801 or to the building fund of the First Presbyterian Church of Belen. The family will receive visitors on Wednesday, January 5, between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., at the Romero Funeral Home, 609 North Main Street, Belen, NM. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 6 at First Presbyterian Church, 85 Manzano Expressway in Rio Communities followed by burial at the Tome Catholic Church Cemetery in Tome. Pallbearers are Carl Popp, John Wilson, Howard Kercheval, Tony Zimmerman, Carl Axness and Mickey Shortencarrier. Honorary pallbearers are Jim Corey and Osman Inal. Romero Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Hunt -- Nadine"Dene" Hunt, age 77, died Tuesday January 4, 2000. She is survived by her husband; Darrell Dean Hunt of Albuquerque; sons, John Ford and wife, Mary Ann of St. Louis, and Gene Summers and wife, Karon of Dallas, TX; daughters, Sharon Lopez of Albuquerque, Denice Hunt of Oklahoma City, and Carol Abendroth and husband, Paul of Altamont, IL; grandchildren, Stacey Ford and wife, Janice, and Cory Ford both of St. Louis, Jason Kinkelaar of Denver, Joshua Kinkelaar of St. Louis, Aaron, Courtney, and Megan Abendroth all of Altamont, IL; great-grandchildren, Brittany, Brandon and Bryan Ford all of St. Louis; and sisters, Maggie Whitley and Jessica Schembri. Nadine was an auxiliary member of the American Legion Post 49. Friends may visit at Aspen Funeral Alternatives, Wednesday, January 5, from 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m. Services will be held at Aspen Funeral Alternatives Chapel, Thursday, January 6 at 9:30 a.m. Cremation will follow services. Arrangements by Aspen Funeral Alternatives, 1935 Juan Tabo NE (323-9000)
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Keller -- Mr. Donald E. Keller, 71, formerly of Swampscott, MA and Stoneham, MA, a retired welder, died Monday morning in Albuquerque. Born in Swampscott, MA, son of the late Allen and Freda May (Wile) Keller, he received his education in the Stoneham school system and graduated from Stoneham High School, Stoneham, MA. He is survived by two sisters, Judith A. Young of Gloucester, MA and Topsfield, MA and Dottie Kelly of Albuquerque; one brother, Robert A. Keller of Harlington, TX; several nieces and nephews. A private funeral service was held in the Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple Street, (Rte. 62), Danvers, MA.
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Lewis -- Elfi Lewis, 73, of Grants, NM, went to be with the Lord on January 3, 2000. She was a resident of Grants since 1964, where she arrived with her six children from Germany. She was brought here and is survived by her sister, Christa Garcia and husband, Dr. Arthur Garcia of Albuquerque; seven sisters and one brother in Germany. She accomplished many things in her life, but her greatest pride and joy was her family. She will be greatly missed by her children, Karin Vallo and husband, Henry of Bernalillo, Tina Ford and husband, Arnold of Grants, Birgit Chacon of Farmington, Klaus Sthalhut of Bluewater, NM, Connie Walter of Santa Fe, Andrea Lovato and husband, Pat of Santa Fe and Mike Lewis and wife, Heidi of Santa Fe; 14 grandchildren, Daniel, Scotty, Heidi, Jeremy, Julie, Beverly, Marc, Leslie, Lorelee, Holly, Emily, Jody, Bradley and Spencer; 15 great-grandchildren, Anthony, James, Jimmy, Johnny, Annmarie, Tyler, Ryan, Amanda, Christina, Mathew, Joshua, Andrew, Mariah, Savanah and Megan. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2000 at First Baptist Church, 224 Mountain Road, in Grants. Cremation has taken place. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd., Albuquerque, NM, is in charge of arrangements.
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Leyva -- Ageda"Aggie" Leyva, a resident of Bernalillo, passed away suddenly. She is survived by her husband, Frank; one daughter, Isidra Leyva; three sisters, Eva Garcia and husband, Santiago of Carlsbad, Catalina Carrasco and husband, Felix of Carlsbad, Dolores Baca and husband, Ramon of Albuquerque, and Criselda Sing and husband, Mike, also of Carlsbad, Ysabel Galindo and wife, Amelia of Carlsbad. She was preceded in death by her brother, Adan Gaindo; and her parents, Angel and Josephina Galindo. Friends may also visit Thursday, January 6, 2000, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A Rosary will be celebrated Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of the Alameda Mortuary. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, January 7, 2000 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Virgil Fufaro as Celebrant. Interment to follow at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Cemetery. Services are entrusted to the Alameda Mortuary, Gary F. Santillanes C.F.S.P.
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Lucero -- Luis A. Lucero, 83, a resident of Rio Rancho for the past five years, coming to Rio Rancho from Los Alamos, passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2000. Luis was born November 9, 1916, the son of Abel E. and Ursula Garcia Lucero in Los Luceros, New Mexico. He had been an Explosive Specialist with the Los Alamos National Laboratories before retiring. Luis served in the US Army during WWII as a paratrooper. He was a member of the American Legion Post 90 and the VFW. Luis was married to Margaret Ulibarri on March 23, 1944 at the St. Francis Cathedral in Santa Fe. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Margaret Lucero of Rio Rancho; four children, Theresa A. Lucero of Albuquerque, Patricia L. Ytuarte and husband, Edward of Santa Fe, L. Anthony Lucero and wife, Janell of Los Osos, CA, Marcel U. Lucero and wife, Eleanor of Rio Rancho; three sisters, Ursula Ortiz and husband, Candido, Delia Sedillo and husband, Johnny, Alice Gomez and husband, Frank; two brothers, Fred Lucero and wife, Emily and Claude Lucero and wife, Virginia; eight grandchildren, Paul Ytuarte, Kenneth Ytuarte, Bryan Ytuarte, Gabriel Lucero, Nicolas Lucero, Emily Lucero, Marcel Lucero Jr., and Stewart Lucero; one great-grandson, Alex Ytuarte. The visitation will be held on Thursday, January 6, 2000, from 5:00 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 celebrated on Friday, January 7, 2000, 12:30 p.m., at St. Francis Cathedral in Santa Fe with the Rev. Jerome Martinez y Alire as the celebrant. Interment will follow in the National Cemetery in Santa Fe. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary, Rio Rancho.
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Lunt -- Harry Ruel Lunt, age 80, of Belen, beloved husband of wife, Ellamae, died December 31, 1999 at Saint Joseph's Hospital. He was born on April 3, 1919 at Williamsport, PA. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1942 and thereafter served in World War II. In 1945, he received the Bronze Star Medal for heroic achievement in action. Mr. Lunt was a Special Agent in the FBI from 1948 until 1976 when he retired. Thereafter he worked as a Private Investigator periodically out of the Detroit Michigan area for eight years. Subsequently, he was employed by the U.S. State Department as an investigator in their Security Department for seven years. Mr. Lunt was a member of the Presbyterian Church, where he had previously served as an elder in St. Clair Shores, MI and in Belen. He is survived by his wife, Ellamae Lunt of Belen; a son and his wife, Jeffrey R. and Karen Lunt of Albuquerque; a daughter and her husband, Leslie and James Byrnes of Paradise Hills. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Erin and Jake Byrnes. A Memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Belen, 85 Manzano Highway, on Friday, January 7, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the New Mexico Boy's Ranch, 775 Highway 304, Belen, NM 87002.
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Massie -- Helen D. Massie, Age 91, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away Saturday, January 1, 2000. She is survived by her husband, Edmond S. Massie Jr., 94; daughter, Melinda Montgomery; two grandchildren, Jennifer Brown and Jeffrey Dillmore; five great-grandchildren, Joshua and Blake Brown, Noel and Heidi Dillmore and Chance Perez, all of Albuquerque. Memorial Service will be held Friday, January 7, 2:00 p.m., at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 9500 Constitution NE.
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Montoya -- Mr. Jacobo Montoya died Tuesday in Albuquerque at the age of 90. Mr. Montoya was a member of the American Legion Post 99 for many years. He is survived by his wife, Benigna Montoya; sons, Manuel Gallegos and wife, Sharon, Jacobo Gonzales, Arturo Gallegos and Rudy Gallegos; daughters, Josie Gallegos and Theresa Tate; brother, Macario Montoya and wife, Sinforosa; and his granddaughters, whom he loved dearly, Melanie Gallegos, Ashley Gallegos, Jordan Tate and Ellexandria Tate. Funeral services for Mr. Montoya will be held on Friday at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church, where the Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. by Fr. Joe Vigil. Pallbearers will be Manuel Gallegos, Jacobo Gonzales, Arturo Gallegos, Charles Gallegos, Eugene Tate and Frank Archuleta. Visitation for Mr. Montoya will be held on Friday morning starting at 8:00 a.m. Arrangements by the Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Musser -- George C. Musser, 81, of Gallup, NM, passed away December 30, 1999 in Gallup. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Jean; and a son, Michael T. Musser of Phoenix, AZ; his son, Peter James Musser preceded him in death. Other survivors include five grandchildren, Ronald, Scott, Christopher, Todd Kim Musser; and eight great-grandchildren. George was born in Bellingham, WA on November 2, 1918. He attended Tacoma, WA, elementary and high schools and graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from Washington State University in 1942. He then served with the Army Corps of Engineers at Ft. Leonard Hood, MO and in England from 1942 through 1945 during WWII. In Tacoma and up and down the West Coast he worked as an engineer of sawmill machinery from 1946 to 1960. George also served on the building of the Navajo Sawmill and then as engineer on the construction of Ft. Wingate High School. In Crownpoint, NM, he was the Program Officer with the BIA before retiring in 1979. Memorial services for George Musser will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 1800 Red Rock Drive, in Gallup, on Saturday, January 8 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to the American Heart Association, 1-800-242-8721.
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Otero -- Leroy T. Otero, 37, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on January 5, 2000. Leroy was the beloved son to Joe M. and Carmen Otero. He is also survived by one sister, Joella Otero; five brothers, Albert Otero, David Otero and wife, Monica, Alfred Otero, Johnny Otero and Joseph and wife, Trish; maternal grandmother, Epifania Maldonado; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Visitation will be Friday morning in the Victory Outreach Ministries, 913 Sunset SW (five points), from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., with a Funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Danny Sanchez will officiate. Interment will follow in the San Jose de Armijo Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his five brothers, Albert, David, Alfred, Johnny and Joseph, and his nephew, Carlos Rincon. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW, in charge of arrangements.
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Robinson -- KENNETH DEXTER ROBINSON SR. 8-20-1937TO1-2-2000 THE LORD HAS CALLED ONE OF THE GREAT ONES HOME AND WE WILL MISS HIM GREATLY. A COMMON HARD WORKING MAN WHO SPENT HIS LIFE DOING THE RIGHT THING. ALONG THE WAY EARNING THE RESPECT AND ADMIRATION OF ALL WHO KNEW HIM. YES, WE WILL MISS YOU AND NEVER FORGET YOU. LOVE ALWAYS, DAUGHTER, REVONDA AND HUSBAND, BILL, GRANDCHILDREN, DEBRA AND GARRET SR., BILL JR. AND ANGELA, APRIL AND LEO-ADAM AND RONDA-LINDSAY AND ANTHONY AND TRANETTE AND KENNETH Iii; GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN, FELICIA, GARRETT JR., MICHAEL, ZACHARY, REVONDA, MARTIN, MATTHEW, HARLEY AND MADISON
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Saavedra -- Mr. Moises Saavedra passed away on Wednesday at the age of 70. He is survived by his wife, Esther; one daughter, Liza; three sisters, Louise Martinez, Sally Chavez and Dolores Barraza; two brothers, John Sandoval and Joe Saavedra. Funeral services for Mr. Saavedra will be held on Friday at the Family Worship Center, 5700 Illiff Rd. NW at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the San Jose de Armijo Cemetery. Arrangements provided by Metropolitan Direct Burial and Cremation Center, Inc., 729 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, 256-9400. www.AlbuquerqueNM.com
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Sladek -- The family of Mrs. Ellen M. Sladek wishes to express their gratitude for the kind expressions of sympathy during their time of need. Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave. SE, in charge of arrangements.
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Swanson -- Dr. Robert A."Bob" Swanson died on Tuesday, January 4, 2000. He was 80 years old. He is survived by his wife, Addie Hill Swanson; and his son, Paul, his wife, Kathy, and grandchildren, Matthew and Mark Swanson of Albuquerque; and his sister, Ava Solberg and husband, Darwin of Bismarck, North Dakota. He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Margaret Ann Thompson Swanson. He was born on December 19, 1919 in Mandan, North Dakota. After graduation from Mandan High School he served in the US Navy aboard the SS Polaris during World War II. He earned a B.S. degree from North Dakota State University in Fargo, a Master's from the University of Colorado and a Ph.D. from the University of Northern Colorado in Educational Psychology and Guidance. He held Guidance Counselor Certificate number 2 in New Mexico. He served as the Director of Guidance in Santa Fe and Farmington schools before moving to the State Department of Education in 1964. There he served as the Director of Guidance and Special Education and Director of the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. He retired in 1982 as the Deputy State Superintendent of Education in New Mexico. He was a Mason, a member of the Santa Fe Rotary Club, and an active member of St. John's United Methodist Church and the Woh Tani class, where he was the teacher for many years. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the St. John's United Methodist Church Memorial Fund. Memorial services will be held at the St. John's United Methodist Church, 1200 Old Pecos Trail, on Friday, January 7 at 11:00 a.m.
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Taylor -- James P."Butch" Taylor Jr., 49, passed away December 29, 1999 in Bay St. Louis, MS. He was preceded in death by his father, James P. Taylor in 1986. He is survived by his mother, Zona B. Taylor; sister, Gail Taylor; and brother, Robert Taylor, all of Albuquerque; and uncle, Hank Beers of Phoenix, AZ. Butch was born and raised in Albuquerque, leaving in 1986. Private services were held. Edmond Fahey Funeral Home, Bay St. Louis, MS, in charge of arrangements.
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Thorne -- Emmett M. Thorne passed away on December 16, 1999 at his home in Rio Rancho. Emmett was born on December 8, 1912 in Dekalb, Texas to Lucius and Erma Walker Thorne. Emmett attended Wilberforce University in Ohio and then went into the Army to serve his country in the Korean War. He moved to Rio Rancho in 1996 from Chicago, where he was very successful in the medical research field. Emmett was committed to starting Acosta Medical Testing Corporation in New Mexico, but due to his failing health he was unable to achieve his goal. Emmett was preceded in death by his sister, Erlene Crouch who passed away in August, 1999. He is survived by his loving wife, Helga of Rio Rancho; daughter, Larisa Lowe and husband, Michael of Matteson, IL; son, Maurie Thorne of Chicago; his mother, Erma Thorne; a sister, Agnes M. Robinson, both of Rio Rancho; and brother, Lawrence and his wife, Katherine Thorne of Detroit; brother-in-law, Helmut and wife, Doris Weber of Germany; sister-in-law, Ulla Mokenthin and husband, Gunter of Germany; nephews, Lawrence L. Thorne Jr. of Texas and Steven C. Thorne of Riverside, CA; and two grandchildren, Laurice and Lloyd. He will be greatly missed by his family. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held today at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. with Bishop John DeLeon Walker officiating. Services are under the care of Rio Rancho Funeral Home, 2400 Southern Blvd., Rio Rancho, NM 87124 (505) 891-9192.
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Thul -- Mary Helen Thul, age 75, passed away Tuesday morning, January 4, 2000, at her home. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Adolph G. Thul; son, Bruce E. Thul and wife, Margarita A. Pardo; and daughter, Linda R. Hale of Albuquerque; and grandsons, Michael D. Hale, Keith W. Hale, and Jimmy L. Pardo-Thul; and granddaughters, Tia R. Pardo-Thul and Jessica A. Pardo-Thul. She is also survived by her sister, Robert Joan Grady and Patricia Ann Greer; and brother-in-law, Tom Grady Jr. of Roswell; four nieces, two nephews, three grandnieces and four grandnephews. Mary was preceded in death by her father, Horace E. Flurry; mother, Ruby Lena Robinson Flurry; and brother-in-law, Ralph G. Greer. She belonged to the Order of Eastern Star Queen City #697 of Illinois. Although we will miss her terribly, we take comfort in knowing she's gone to her home in heaven. Visitation will be Thursday, January 6, 2000, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Fitzgerald & Son at 3113 Carlisle NE and services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 7, 2000, at the Chapel of Fitzgerald & Son with internment following at Sunset Memorial Park with Dale E. Nelson, Philip W. Clark, Michael D. Hale, Keith W. Hale, Stephen J. Watkins, J. Randolph Grady, Joshua D. Nelson, P. Aaron Clark and Tom Grady Jr. serving as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer's Association at PO Box 89766, Albuquerque, NM 87198-8766. Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle NE, in charge of arrangements.
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