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Azarian -- Mostafa Azarian, 48 and a resident of Albuquerque, died Monday, July 24, 2000. He was born in Iran and had worked for Phillips Lab for ten years and had his own business. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Shala Azarian; and their sons, Payam and Shahed. Burial will be at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26 at Islamic Center of Albuquerque, 1100 Yale SE. Family and friends are welcome to attend a reception held at the family residence at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 29, 2000. Sandia Funeral Care, 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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Baca -- Funeral services for Mr. Joseph Daniel Baca will be held on Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 12:00 p.m. Arrangements by the Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Baca -- Juan Damacio"Johnny" Baca, originally from Las Nutrias, passed away peacefully on July 24, 2000. He had lived in Las Cruces and currently resided at Sangre de Cristo Nursing Home, Albuquerque for the past 2 1/2 years. Juan was a member of Our Lady of Health Catholic Church in Las Cruces. He retired from White Sands Missile Range, and also was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 53 years, Amelia Baca; his parents, Miquel S. and Rebecca Baca; and one brother, Finbar"Fin" Baca. He is survived by five brothers, Adelaido"Eddie", Efrain, Esmael"Smily" and wife, Elaine, Wilfido"Willie" and wife, Fina, Mike and wife, Betsy; five sisters, Lena Cordova and husband, Ruben, Mary Roebuck, Maria Reyes Jaramillo and husband, Jim, Angie Lovato and husband, Leo, and Elsie Smith and husband, Jim. He is survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A Rosary will be recited on Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., at San Isidro Catholic Church in Las Nutrias, Veguita, NM. Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Father Vincent Nicosia on Thursday, 10:00 a.m., at San Isidro Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Eddie Baca, Efrain Baca, Smily Baca, Willie Baca, Mike Lucero, Chuck Birner, Ruben Cordova, Leo Lovato, and Jim Jaramillo. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be sent to San Isidro Catholic Church Altar Society, 1059A Hwy. 304, Veguita, NM 87062. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen, NM.
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Barrow -- Doris E. Barrow, 87, born October 12, 1912 in Centralia, IL and a resident of Albuquerque since 1952, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2000. She is survived by her husband, Robert G. Barrow Sr.; son, Robert G. Barrow Jr.; sister, Nancy Miller of New Smyrna, FL; grandchildren, Nusara Kast and husband, Brian, Narong Saraphon, Perry Barrow, Ranee Barrow; great-granddaughter, Keana Kast, all of Albuquerque. Memorial services will be held at the La Mesa Presbyterian Church, 7401 Copper Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM, on Wednesday, July 26, 2000 at 6:00 p.m., with Rev. Tray Hammod officiating. Cremation arrangements by the Sunrise Society of NM, 891-8200.
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Barrow -- Doris E. Barrow, a resident of Albuquerque since 1952, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2000. She was born on October 12, 1912 in Centralia, Illinois. She is survived by her husband, Robert G. Barrow Sr.; son, Robert G. Barrow Jr.; four grandchildren, Nusara Kast and husband, Brian, Narong Saraphon, Perry Barrow, Ranee Barrow; one great-granddaughter, Keana Kast, all of Albuquerque; and one sister, Nancy Miller of New Smyrna, Florida. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, July 26, 2000, 6:00 p.m., at the La Mesa Presbyterian Church, 7401 Copper Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM, with Rev. Trey Hammod officiating. Arrangements by the Sunrise Society of NM, Ph-891-8200.
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Benson -- John J. (Jack) Benson, P.E., 76, a resident of Albuquerque, died Monday, July 24, 2000. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Bernadette C. Benson of the family home, sons, John A. Benson and wife, M. Joann of Overland Park, KS and Paul J. Benson and wife, Suzanne T. of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Lisa M. Benson of Tempe AZ, Lori L. Delorit and husband, Aaron D. of Roeland Park, KS, Amy N. Benson of Lenexa, KS, and Sarah M. Benson of Albuquerque. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on May 30, 1924. Jack, as he was called by all of his friends and those who knew him, was a veteran of the U.S. Army and fought in World War II. He served with the fighting forces in Europe and the occupation forces in Japan. In 1956, he moved his family from Philadelphia to Albuquerque and went to work for Sandia National Laboratories as a Quality Assurance Engineer. He was a Professional Engineer for over 40 years. Jack retired from Sandia Labs in 1987, after 31 years of service. He supported the activities of St. Pius X High School, where his sons graduated. For up to 35 years, he was a member of numerous organizations, including Sandia Dog Obedience Club, NM Steward Assoc., Sandia Skeet Club, Kirtland AFB Officers Club, Coronado Club at Kirtland, Rio Grande Kennel Club, Thunderbird Travel Trailer Club, and the Central New Mexico Brittany Club. Jack raised Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, and a champion Brittany. Rosary will be recited Thursday, July 27, 2000, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Deacon Ubaldo Chavez reciting. Mass will be celebrated Friday, July 28, 2000, 10:00 a.m., at Holy Ghost Parish, 833 Arizona St. SE, with Father Tom Mayefske, Celebrant. Interment will take place at 2:00 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robert Mileshosky, Kenneth Thompson, William R. Lincoln, Paul J. Benson, Mayo Jeter, Emerson Goff, Julio Pardo, and Edward Lybarger. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Thursday, July 27, 2000, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc. of NM, 525 San Pedro NE, #101, 87108 or to the National Kidney Assoc., 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016.
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Bierman -- Ruby Bierman, age 82, a resident of Albuquerque for 50 years, passed away July 23, 2000. She is survived by her daughters, Rita Mae Ward and husband, Ed of Albuquerque, Margaret Eugenia Huard and husband, Donald V. of Prescott, AZ, Virginia Lee Russell and husband, Charles of Conway, AR and Linda Sue Antonio of Phoenix, AZ; sister, Virginia Raithel of Kirkwood, MO; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, July 26, 2000 at 8:30 a.m. in Sandia Memory Gardens, with Larry Pierson officiating. Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave. SE, in charge of arrangements.
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Byerley -- The family of Alice Byerley would like to inform her friends that she has passed away at the age of 94 on Sunday, July 23, 2000 in Albuquerque. There will be a graveside service on Wednesday, July 26, 2000, 10:00 a.m., at Sunset Memorial Park. Arrangements were provided by Metropolitan Direct Burial and Cremation Center, Inc., 729 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, 256-9400. www.AlbuquerqueNM.com
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Clark -- In Memory ofEDWIN R. CLARK July 3, 1943 - July 26, 1997We thought of you with love today, But that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday And days before that too. We think of you in silence, We often speak your name, Now all we have is memories And your picture in a frame. Your memory is our keepsake With which we'll never part. God has you in His keeping, We have you in our hearts.Three long years without you, Missing you forever.
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Davidson -- Cleo M. Davidson, 75, a resident of Albuquerque since 1946, died Sunday, July 23, 2000. She is survived by her husband, John C. Davidson of Albuquerque; sons, Carlton Davidson and wife, Lydia of Los Lunas and Clint Davidson and wife, Darla of McIntosh, NM; daughters, Evelyn Sandon and husband, Randy of Los Lunas, Judy McCutchen and husband, Gary of Farmington, and Duma Sims and husband, Dennis of Los Lunas; 18 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services will be held Thursday, 1:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE, with Rev. Clint A. Davidson officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Pallbearers will be Matt McKinstry, John McKinstry, Gary McCutchen, John Davidson, Christopher Davidson and Samuel Sims. Honorary pallbearer will be Twilla McCutchen. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Quality Continuum Hospice, 2625 Pennsylvania NE #225, 87110. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Duran -- Alfonso Duran Sr., 97, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and tio, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, July 24, 2000. He was surrounded by his loving family. He was born to Genoveva Montoya and Perfecto Duran in 1904 in Rainesville, New Mexico. Mr. Duran was the last surviving child of eight. He graduated from Menaul High School in 1928 and attended Highland University. He taught school in the counties of San Miguel and Mora. He worked as the Mora County Clerk, and a bookkeeper for the New Mexico State Corporation Commission and for the New Mexico Bureau of Revenue. He retired in 1969. Mr. Duran was an active member of the Tri-county Menaul Alumni Association; Santa Cruz United Methodist Church; a distinguished officer of the Espanola Lions Club and a board member of the Los Rincones Credit Union. In 1934, he married the love of his life, Dolores Chavez. Along with his wife, his is survived by his children, Alfonso Duran Jr., Mae Baker, Lia Guevarra, and Carlos Duran and wife, Dolores Padilla Duran. He is also survived by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Clarissa Duran, Alejandro and Magdalena Coronado, Danielle Duran, Sonrisa, Douglas and Jaylen Case, Arianne and Brelin Carroll, Alicia Duran and Elena Duran; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, July 27, 000, 10:00 a.m., at the Santa Cruz United Methodist Church with Rev. Dennis Heffner officiating. Interment will follow at the Loma Vista Cemetery in Alcalde. Serving as pallbearers will be Clarissa, Danielle, Alicia and Elena Duran, Sonrisa Case and Arianne Carroll. The family of Alfonso Duran Sr. has entrusted his funeral arrangements to the Salazar Family of Block-Salazar Mortuary 1-505-753-2288 or 1-800-443-4854.
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Emmett -- Larry Gene Emmett, age 61, passed away at the Lovelace Hospital on Sunday, July 23, 2000. Larry, his wife, and daughter moved to Albuquerque in 1974. Larry is survived by his wife of 30 years, Edna; and four children, Kimberly, Melody, John and Jeffrey; five grandchildren; and his sisters, Christina, Betty, Sandy, and Mary Ann. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, July 27, 2000, 7:00 p.m., at All Nations Assembly of God, 1119 Menaul Blvd. NW, Albuquerque. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW.
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Gallegos -- Dolores P."Lola" Gallegos, 89, a resident of Albuquerque for over 60 years and originally from Lemitar, New Mexico, passed away July 25, 2000. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marcial Gallegos in 1988. She is survived by sons, Leo and wife, Della, Desi and wife, Irene, Robert and wife, Ella, Andy, Ruben and Pete, all of Albuquerque; 19 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and two sisters, Josephita Baca and Mela Gonzalez and husband, Raymond. Rosary will be Thursday, July 27, 2000, 7:00 p.m., at San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church in Old Town. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, July 28, 2000, 10:00 a.m., also at San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church, with Father Leo Lucero, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons.
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Lehman -- Gladys Mae Lehman, age 80, was born November 21, 1919 and died July 24, 2000 in Albuquerque. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She will be remembered by her husband of 53 years, Walter E. Lehman; son, Walter E. Lehman, Jr. and wife, Jennifer; her daughter, Marcia Larson and husband, Bill; as well as her grandchildren, Phillip, Angela and Blair. Gladys was born to Lee and Eva Baldwin in Tiffin, Ohio and raised in Akron, Ohio. She graduated from Kent State University in 1941 with a degree in education. She married Walter E. Lehman on July 13, 1947. Gladys taught English, French and elementary school during her teaching career. Walt and Gladys moved to Albuquerque in August of 1971. Church work was an important part of her life. She was active in the children's education department as well as the CWF at both High Street Christian Church in Akron, Ohio and Monte Vista Christian Church in Albuquerque. She served on the church board and was a member of the Chalice Singers. Gladys enjoyed children and often told stories and volunteered at El Encanto Day Care Center. She loved watching the excitement and happiness in children's eyes as they played and learned. Memories of her humor, kindness, faith, and zest for life will be a a comfort and joy for all who knew her. Memorial services will be held at Monte Vista Christian Church, 3501 Campus Blvd. NE on Wednesday, July 26, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation has taken place and interment will be later held in Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Monte Vista Christian Church Memorial Fund.
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Lujan -- Mr. Leon (Joe) Lujan died Monday in Albuquerque at the age of 62. Mr. Lujan served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his brothers, Alfonso Lujan, and Raymond Lujan and wife, Flora; sisters, Carmen Lujan, Andrea Lujan, Berlinda Lujan, and Christina Bonds and husband, Chuck; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mr. Lujan will be held on Thursday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 12:00 p.m. Pallbearers will be Alfonso Lujan, Raymond Lujan, Martin Baca, Charles Bonds, Mark Lujan and Michael Lujan. A Rosary for Mr. Lujan will be recited on Wednesday evening, 7:00 p.m., at Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Sharer -- Helen (Moser) Sharer, 82, a resident of Albuquerque since 1945, died Monday, July 17, 2000 at Ladera Nursing Home while recuperating from a slight hip fracture. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; and her parents, Ray and Myra Moser of Huntington, W. Virginia. She is survived by her brother, Raymond Moser and wife, Juanita of Huntington, W. Virginia; nephew, William Scott Moser and wife, Cathy of Webster, NY; and great-nephews, Eric Moser of California and Geoff Moser of Colorado. Helen is survived by her special friends, Martha Ordonez, the Jarrard family, Freda Voonasis and Daphine and Patrick Tritle. Helen's life is best remembered as independent, hardworking, with a great deal of love for family and friends. She worked as a dental hygienist, a welder at Lockheed Aircraft during WWII, owned a fruit stand in Tijeras and retired from the City of Albuquerque, Water Department. She and her husband were accomplished bowlers and participated in many leagues. Helen loved to read, travel and dine at the Sirloin Stockade. Helen will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. A Memorial service will be held on Friday, July 28, 2000, 10:00 a.m., at Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle NE. Interment will follow in Santa Fe National Cemetery. Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle NE, in charge of arrangements.
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Sisneros -- In Loving Memory DANIEL ANTONIO SISNEROS July 26, 198 - January 14, 1998Happy 19th Birthday Son! Your always remembered and never forgotten and we miss you everyday. We will love you forever! Your Dad, Mom, Sister & Grandparents
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Walker -- Remmel Henry Walker, 81, born July 19, 1919 in St. Joe, AR, passed away on Monday, July 24, 2000. Mr. Walker became a resident of Albuquerque in 1939. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Anne Davis Walker; daughter, Ginger Walker Gallegos and husband, Albert; son, Joseph Delta Walker, all of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Monique Gallegos Diekroeger of Atlanta, GA, Janelle Gallegos of Little Rock, AR and Levi Walker of Albuquerque; great-grandchildren, Matt and Sarah Diekroeger, both of Atlanta, GA. Mr. Walker served in the Navy during WWII. When he returned from the war he established a business that made him well known throughout his community for over 40 years, Walker Plumbing Company. Mr. Walker was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing throughout his life. Remmel was a 32nd degree, KCCH, Scottish Rite Mason. He served as Worshipful Master of Temple Lodge #6 in 1977, and received his 25year pin in 1994. Remmel devoted many years supporting Ashlar Assembly #58, International Order of Rainbow for Girls. He was a past Rainbow Dad and a recipient of the Grand Cross of Color recognizing his devotion to Rainbow. Remmel was also a past Commander of Kadosh and a past President of the Albuquerque Scottish Rite Club. He was a Shriner and served many years on the Azyam Unit. At the time of his death, Mr. Walker also was a member of the Albuquerque York Rite Bodies and a member of Adah Chapter #5, Order of the Eastern Star. Cremation has taken place and private interment will follow. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 1330 San Pedro NE, Suite 205, 87110. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Woodall -- Lois Elizabeth (Caldwell) Woodall, 89, passed away peacefully at home with her family at her side, Monday, July 24, 2000. Lois was born June 24, 1911 in Weston, CO to Harvey and Elizabeth Caldwell. She grew up at Vermejo Park, NM. From 1939 until 1979, Lois was associated with her father, H. Caldwell and her brother, Earl Caldwell in a family business, H. Caldwell Motor Co., a Chevrolet and Oldsmobile dealership in Belen. She raised her family there who survive her: daughters, Joan Wilson, Jean Franklin, both of Albuquerque and Sue Tabet and husband, Richie of Los Lunas; son, Harvey Woodall of Pittsburgh, PA; grandchildren, Tamara Franklin Lang and husband, Mike of New York, NY, Troy, Todd, Travis, all of Albuquerque and Chad Tabet of Los Lunas, Aaron Wilson and wife, Peggy of Rio Rancho, David Wilson and wife, Midge of Las Cruces, Natalie Woodall of Albuquerque, Jerry Glen Franklin of House, NM and Mark Woodall of Phoenix, AZ; great-grandchildren, Matthew Wilson, Elizabeth Wilson and Anna Franklin; nephew, Steve Caldwell of Denver, CO and his daughter, Gillian of Albuquerque; brother, Earl Caldwell and wife, Mary Jane of Palm Desert, CA. Lois loved and was loved by so many family and friends who knew her as a gracious, gentle lady whos commitment to her family was unconditional love. She was an angel to all. Her faith in Jesus Christ was a precious gift to us all. Services will be held Thursday, 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE, with Pastor Jack Havens officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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