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Bruce -- Jesse "Dale" Bruce, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died Friday, December 1, 2000. He is survived by his sons, Jimmy Bruce and wife, Ginger of Bend, Oregon, and Gordon Bruce and wife, Charlotte of California; step-daughter, Deon Davis and husband, Roy of Albuquerque; seven grandchildren; one great- grandchild; mother, Julie Bruce of Albuquerque; brother, Arnold Bruce and wife, Myra of Grandview, Missouri; and many other relatives and friends. Mr. Bruce was preceded in death by his wife, Portia P. Bruce, on August 9, 2000. He served in the United States Air Force. He was a member of American Legion Lodge Post # 99 in which he served as assistant Chaplin and Service Officer. He volunteered many hours at the Veteran's Administration Hospital. Jesse was a member of Heights Church of Christ. Closed casket services will be held Thursday, December 7, 2000, 11:00 a.m. at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, with Dee Lancaster officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain Valley Cemetery in Edgewood, NM. Pallbearers will be members of Heights Church of Christ. Viewing will take place at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Wednesday, December 6, 2000 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
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Chism -- David Eugene Chism, 49 years old, of Taos, NM died November 30, 2000. David was born December 6, 1950 and raised in Casper, WY until age 12, when he moved to New Mexico. David was preceded in death by his grandparents, E.P. Martin, and Alberta and Elmer Chism. David is survived by his father, Melvin E. Chism of Roebuck, SC and his wife, T.J.; and his mother, Barbara Frederickson of Casper, WY; his sisters, Colleen Chalgren of Greenville, SC and Renee Ortegel of Albuquerque, NM and her husband, Scott; his brothers, William Ward of Casper, Wyoming and Erlend Frederickson of San Diego, CA; his grandmother, Martha Martin of Casper, WY; his aunts, Linda Andre and Karen Gruver of Denver, CO, and Jean Iglehart of FL; seven nieces and nephews; many cousins, and even more close friends whom he loved and who loved him. In his youth, he had been an active member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, a member of the Boy Scouts, and in the Honor Society. When he was 16, he moved to Oklahoma and then to South Carolina, where he graduated from Greensville High School and attended Columbia University. His love of New Mexico drew him back and he transferred to the University of New Mexico. He later moved to Santa Fe and was living with his best friend, Jan Unna, when he met and married his friend, Paula Tackett, in 1980. They lived in Santa Fe, NM for 14 years where he was a building contractor. David loved the outdoors and his passions were flying and skiing. He was also a fine, precision craftsman. David changed his life when he left Santa Fe in 1993 and moved to Ketchum, ID to pursue his dreams of becoming a pilot. He later met Katelyn Ferguson in Idaho who was his companion and best friend for the next six years, sharing his passion for life. The last several years he has spent flying in the southwest, California, Idaho, and Alaska. David loved life and knew how to be a friend. Many have been touched by his energy, his humor and his empathy. David died doing what he loved best. He lost his life in an aircraft accident in the mountains near Taos. There will be a celebration of David's life at Saint Mark's on the Mesa Episcopal Church, 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, December, 6, 2000. There will also be a memorial service in Santa Fe on Thursday, December 7, 2000 at 1:00 p.m. For additional information, please call 988-3304. Memorial contributions may be made to Idaho Watershed Project, Box 1602, Hailey, ID 83333 or to Boulder-White Clouds Counsel, Box 6313, Ketchum, ID 83349.
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Clarkston -- Hazel V. Clarkston. Hazel, 85, died December 3, 2000 from complications of lung disease. She is survived by her most loving daughter, Phyllis Thayer and husband, Larry; beloved grandson, Bill Baber and wife, Margie; she leaves behind many, many, very good friends all over the country; as well as her roommates at Villa Solano. Hazel spent 40 years in retail sales, retiring from Lerner's in Albuquerque. She was also an active member of the Solo Club for many years. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Hazel's life will take place at her daughter's home at 3:00 p.m. December 6, 2000. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions be made to American Lung Association or the Albuquerque Alzheimer's Association. Direct Funeral Service. 343-8008.
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Clute -- Shirley Mae Clute, 77, a resident of Albuquerque for over 20 years, died on Monday, December 4, 2000. She was born in Duluth, MN. Her husband, Walter D. Clute, Sr., preceded her in death in 1984. She is survived by three children, Davin Clute and wife Donna, James L. Clute, Sr. and wife, Jane and Jeff Clute and wife, Rosie, all of Albuquerque; nine grandchildren, Barry, Lisa, Steve, Chris, Tim, Leslie, Kevin, Jim, Jr. and Kayla; and a great- grandchild, Coty Clute. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 6, 2000 at Sandia Funeral Care, 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE. Services are scheduled for 10:00 AM Thursday, December 7, 2000 at Chapel of Sandia. Burial will be at a later date in Forest Hill Cemetery, Duluth, MN.
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Cordova -- Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Ann cordova will be celebrated this morning at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Funeral Services in the care of Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover Ave., SW.
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Cutrer -- Kenneth "Mike," 68, passed away December 1, 2000. He is survived by wife, Rose Cutrer; children, Mike, Richard, Cynthia, Renee, Kenneth, Robert, Tanyia; grandchildren; brother Frank; sisters, Diane, Pat, numerous other family and friends who loved and will miss him. A memorial service will be held at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 6, 2000. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services 343-8008, 2919 4th NW
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D'ouville -- Edmond Lawrence d'Ouville III, 34, passed away Friday, December 1, 2000 in Estancia, NM. He was born to Edmond L. d'Ouville II and Sylviana Diaz d'Ouville in Dallas, TX, December 15, 1965. He is survived by his parents; also surviving him are his wife, Xochitl (Sandra) d'Ouville of Juarez, Mexico; his brothers, Carlos Andres d'Ouville of Albuquerque, NM, R. Xavier d'Ouville of Hobart, IN; his maternal grandmother, Madeline Brito-Diaz of Albuquerque; his maternal grandfather, Fidel A. Diaz of Socorro, NM; and a host of other relative and many friends. Edmond was known by his family and friends as someone with a million interests, there wasn't anything he didn't like, he loved music and was fluent in many languages. He will be missed by those who knew and loved him. Edmond will lie in state Monday, December 4, 2000 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Harris-Hanlon chapel in Moriarty, NM. A Catholic Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, December 5, 2000 2:30 p.m. at Saint Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Estancia, with Father Tony Martinez officiating. Burial will follow at the Estancia Catholic Cemetery, in Estancia. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Harris-Hanlon Mortuary in Moriarty, NM.
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Days -- Helen M. Days, 84, a resident of Albuquerque for 3-1/2 years, died Friday, December 1, 2000, in her home at Vista Del Rio Retirement Community. She was born to Eugene and Emma Keizer Vatcher on January 27, 1916 in Saugus, MA. She is survived by her daughter, Susan (Sam) Sherman and husband, Dr. Frederick of Albuquerque; son, James J. Delahanty, Jr. and wife, Kate Lennon of Massachusetts; and grandchildren, Dr. Kristen K. Sherman of San Francisco, CA, F. James Sherman of London, Jill Delahanty Parker and husband, Nick of Waltham, MA and James W. Delahanty of Boston, MA. Helen graduated from the McLean Hospital School of Nursing in Belmont, MA in 1940. After working as a psychiatric nurse, she joined the Army Nurse Corps, serving as a 2nd Lieutenant during WWII. She married James J. Delahanty in 1943 and raised her family in Newton Highlands, MA. She worked for and retired from the American Red Cross in Boston. After being widowed in 1974, she married William J. Days and enjoyed living in St. Croix, USVI and N. Myrtle Beach, SC. She was predeceased by her husband in 1995. She is survived by her caring second family; Frank Mays of MA, Patricia Days Battleman and husband, Ron of VA, Paula Days Misci and husband, William of MA, and Pamela Days Parsons of CT; and grandchildren, Emma Days, Terri Parsons, Joseph Parsons, Craig Parsons, Jacqueline Misci and Geoffrey Misci. Helen was predeceased by her sisters, Violet Vatcher and Harriet McKay; and brothers, Robert, James, Walter and Warren Vatcher. Her surviving siblings are Gertrude Goossens and husband, Julian, Calvin Vatcher and wife, Claire, Marjorie Joan Vatcher, all of Saugus, MA, and Richard Vatcher and wife, Sharon of NC; sisters-in-law, Nell Vatcher of NC and Joan Vatcher of CA; dear friend and sister-in-law, Frances Vatcher of SC; and many nieces and nephews. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, December 6 at 3:00 p.m., at Vista Del Rio, 1620 Indian School Rd. NE. Interment of cremains will take place in Massachusetts at a future date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sandia Hospice, 4725 Indian School Rd. NE, Suite 100, 87110. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Elicker -- Theodore Sean Elicker. On the night of 29 November 2000, Theodore Sean Elicker ("Sean") lost his life after the bicycle he was riding was struck by a van. He was 30 years old and was finishing his doctorate program in chemistry at UNM. Sean was the son of Theodore and Holly (Bioleau) Elicker of York, PA; he is also survived by his sister, Gretchen; his brother-in-law, Joachim Dekker; a nephew, Noah; and his grandparents, Gladys Boileau and Harry Elicker. Sean was born on 2 September 1970 in Burlington, VT and lived most of his life in York, PA. He was the valedictorian of his high school class and was on the baseball and golf teams. Sean graduated from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte with a degree in Mathematics and subsequently obtained Master's degrees in Mathematics (Indiana University) and Electrical Engineering (UNCC). He had been in New Mexico for the past three years pursuing his Ph.D. in chemistry. Sean was a teaching assistant at UNM and the author of several scientific manuscripts. He was also a research associate at Phillips Labs and a fellow of the Santa Fe Institute. Sean was an avid athlete and participated in rock climbing, hiking, tennis, golf and weight-lifting. He was a member of the Big Brothers and Sisters of Albuquerque, the Albuquerque Men's Chorus, the Humanist Association and numerous technical and scientific societies. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Information on the exact date and time can be obtained by contacting Dr. Debi Evans, (505) 277-0570. the family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a scholarship to be established in Sean's memory. Contributions should be sent to Dr. Debi Evans, Department of Chemistry, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM 87131.
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Emmons -- IN LOVING MEMORY OF Charles Gregory Emmons August 11, 1966 - December 4, 1999May you always walk in the sunshine with your Grandpa and enjoy the happiness you deserve. When you left this world you took a little piece of each of us with you. We miss you and love you so very much. If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, we would walk right up to heaven and bring you home again. We will always love you and cherish your memory. We are glad your pain is gone. Your family and friends
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Gomez -- Orlando Gomez, 71, peacefully passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2000. He was the son of the late Willie M. and Fela (Sanchez) Gomez. He was a veteran who served during the Korean War and later retired from the Village of Los Lunas in 1987. Orlando enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren, as they were the apple of his eyes. During the later years of Orlando's life, he enjoyed living at his farm in Adelino. He loved the pleasures of raising his animals, driving his tractor around the farm, and visiting with neighbors, friends, and family. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Lorraine R. Salas; one son, Dennis M. Gomez; and son-in-law, Kenneth L. Glenn in 1999. Orlando is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Matilde (Griego) Gomez of Adelino; one daughter, Brenda J. Gomez Glenn of Adelino; six grandchildren, Daniel P. Salas, Jr. and his wife, Amy; Ruby A. Gomez and her husband, Phillip Bradshaw; Jeremy N. Jaramillo and his wife Eileen; Lindsay M. and her husband, James Luna; Kirstie D. Gomez and Fernandez Baca, and Nicolas F. Rael; eleven great-grandchildren, Phillip, Felicia, Zachary, and Destiny Bradshaw; Vanessa Miller; James and Jacob Luna; Dominic Baca, Leon S. and Adrian M. Candelaria, all from Los Lunas; and Alyssa B. Salas of CA; his brothers, Willie M. Jr. and his wife, Angie of Albuquerque; Robert P. and his wife, Brenda; and Anthony R. Gomez, all of Los Lunas; his sisters, Elizabeth L. and her husband, Frank Saiz of Los Lunas; and Nellie D. and her husband, Bill Story of Canon City, CO. Orlando is also survived by one uncle, four aunts, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and many wonderful friends. With the deepest love and respect, cremation has taken place. A Rosary will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2000, 6:00pm at Romero Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, 10:00am at the San Clemente Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the San Clemente Cemetery. Romero Funeral Home, Belen, NM.
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Kartas -- Marina Kartas-Hall, 47, was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico on May 24, 1953. She was a resident of Albuquerque for 46 years, went into the presence of her Lord and Savior on December 3, 2000. Marina was a precious and Godly example of the Lord¯s power, love, wisdom, and joy. She fought the good fight of faith courageously and is now rejoicing with Jesus her Lord, whom she loved. Marina devoted her entire life to her four children by home schooling them, teaching them the ways of the Lord and giving them the best childhood any child could ever have. Marina touched many, many people with her outgoing personality, and with her giving loving spirit. Her laughter brought a smile to everyone¯s heart. She was greatly loved and deeply respected by all those who knew her. She attended Glorybound Church. Marina is survived by her husband, Marty; children, Tirzah D. Hall, Nathan D. Hall, Ethan M. Hall and Taralah M. Hall; mother, Georgia P. Kartas of Albuquerque; sister, Eleni Maull and husband, Matt Maull of Albuquerque; niece, Olivia A. Maull of Albuquerque; aunt, Helen Chirigos of Albuquerque; special cousins, Vicki and Harry Moskos of Knoxville, Tennessee, and numerous extended relatives. Services will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2000, 2:00p.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to all those friends who prayed, brought food and showed love, kindness and comfort.
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Landon -- Arthur (Al) Landon, 91, passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2000 at the Veteran's Hospital in Albuquerque. A 15 year resident of Elephant Butte, he is survived by his wife of 28 years, Bobbi Landon; two sons, Alan and Randi of California; four daughters, Kay, Aleen, Mary Ann of Michigan and Sheila, Georgia and stepson David, New Mexico; several grand and great grandchildren. Al was born in South Dakota, entered the US Army in April '42. He saw action in North Africa, 2nd Armored Division under General George Patton. During an intense battle, his tank was hit by enemy fire, killing all occupants, except SSGT Landon, who sustained serious leg wounds. The Nazi's picked him up, surgically treated his shot up leg. As a prisoner of war, he was traded for a young German pilot. During an 18 month period, he underwent several surgeries at Walter Reed Hospital and was honorably discharged in May 1945. As an expediter for McDonald Douglas Aircraft, Al and his team were sent worldwide, whenever one of the company's aircraft went down; their job-to repair and/or retrieve the plane and return it to the factory. He accumulated 33 years as a professional driver for Greyhound, Continental Trailways and Navajo Freight Lines. A friend and fellow driver, Pat Rowland and Mr. Landon, went into the nursery business in the early 50's founding Row-land (later Rowland) Nursery in Albuquerque. Al and Bobbi made three fishing trips to Alaska, first in a mini-home and then a 5th Wheel Trailer, both build by Mr. Landon. He was also a self taught silversmith, creating several jewelry pieces for family and friends. A Memorial Service, with military honors, is to be held Sunday, December 10, 2000 at 2:00 p.m., at"The Church at the Butte", Elephant Butte. Creation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the"American Heart Association" or"Alzheimer's Association, New Mexico Chapter". He will be greatly missed. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the Albuquerque Veteran's Hospital nursing staff and especially to Virginia Compere, MD, for their compassion and loving care.
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Lopez -- Pablita "Pauline" Lopez, beloved wife, mother and grandmother was called home to be with the Lord on December 3, 2000. She was preceded in death by her son, Raymond Gene Lopez. Mrs. Lopez is survived by her loving husband, Nemecio P. Lopez; sons, Felix Lopez and wife,, Olivia, Charlie Lopez and wife, Reyes, Nemecio Lopez, Jr. and wife, Ramona, Ernest Lopez and wife, Catherine, Louie Lopez and wife, Debbie; daughters, Lola Lucero and husband, Manuel, Lucy Lopez, Benita DeLeon and husband, Tony, Wanda Brezall and husband, Jay, and Terry Ann Lopez; 31 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by her loving family. visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Garcia Mortuary, located on the corner of 8th and Iron. A rosary will be recited Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. at St. Therese Little Flower Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m. at St. Therese Little Flower. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Rick Saiz, Charlie Lopez Jr., Abie Lopez, Leonard Lopez, Mark Esperanza and Roger Lopez, Honorary Casket bearers will be Ray Lopez and Richard Lopez. Funeral services are in the care of Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover Ave., SW.
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Lyons -- John Michael Lyons, 68, passed away Saturday, December 2, 2000, after a difficult battle with ALS. Mike was born in Red Lion, Pennsylvania. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame, as well as earning a Masters in Aeronautical Engineering from Cornell University. He commanded a strong presence as a Korean War Veteran, earning great distinction as a US Air Force pilot, testing the world's first production jet aircraft, the Starfighter. He also attained the rank of Captain in active duty and continued to serve in the reserves for several years. He worked for the Aerospace and RDA corporations as a distinguished engineer. Always remarkably active, Mike was an avid handball player, biker, sailor and hiker who shared his love of adventure with his family and friends. Giving of himself in so many ways, Mike volunteered for many organizations including years of service to the Boy Scouts of America, Brothers of the Good Shepherd, Sandia High School Homeowners Association and VITA. He also taught in the Albuquerque Public Schools as a substitute math and science teacher. He was a member of the American Legion, Knights of Columbus, as well as a parishioner of Sangre de Cristo Catholic Church. Mike is survived by his wife of 38 years, Patricia; sons, Timothy of Oahu, HI; Thomas and wife, Shirley and son, Donald of Redwood City, CA; Daniel and wife, Jackie and son, Sean of Albuquerque; John of San Diego, CA; and daughter, Kathleen Schneeman and husband, Brent of Austin, TX. Mike's focus on living every day to the fullest created rich memories for his wife and children that will be passed from generation to generation. Rosary will be recited Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE, with Deacon Lloyd Martinez reciting. Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., at Sangre de Cristo Catholic Church, 8901 Candelaria Rd. NE, with Father Podvin, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Pallbearers will be Timothy P. Lyons, Thomas F. Lyons, Daniel E. Lyons, John A. Lyons and Brent T. Schneeman. Honorary pallbearers will be Marty Barker, Hal Behl, Jack Switzer and Pete Jones. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to time of rosary. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Brothers of the Good Shepherd, 901 Brother Mathias Place NW, 87103 or Friends in Time, 4906A Jefferson St. NE, 87109. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Macrae -- Memorial Service for William Bruce Macrae will be held Tuesday, December 5th at 2:00 PM at the Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 3rd St. SW In lieu of flowers donations may be made to your favorite Charity.
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Munoz -- Peter F., 80, passed away at home December 3, 2000 surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by wife, Rebecca Munoz, daughter Christine, three sons, Richard, Peter Jr., and Joseph. He is survived by special friend Mary Martinez; four daughters, Alexandra, Mary Lou, Ester and husband, Lawrence, Pauline and husband, Paul; three sons, Larry and wife, Ida, Nicholas, Andrew and wife, Annette; 37 grandchildren; 70 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, family and friends who loved and will miss him. Services will be held at St. Anne's Catholic Church with rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 7, 2000. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 8, 2000. Private interment will be at Pajarito Cemetery. Arrangements by Direct funeral Services 343-8008. 2919 4th NW
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Norris -- Catherine M. Norris, 81, a 45-year resident of Albuquerque, died Friday, December 1, 2000. She is survived by her sons, Michael A. Norris and wife, Allison, of Antioch, CA, Rev. Patrick F. Norris, O.P. of Albuquerque, and John M. Norris of Irving, TX; grandsons, Todd Norris, Adam Norris, and Curtis Norris; granddaughters, Molly Catherine Norris and Abigail Norris, all of Antioch, CA; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Raymond J. Wachtler, and Mrs. Peter J. Wachtler, both of St. Paul, MN; brothers-in-law, Richard Crouse of Owatonna, MN and Norman K. Lunde of Minneapolis, MN. Her husband, Michael J. Norris, preceded her in death. Mrs. Norris was a long-time member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church. She was a beloved and loving wife, mother and grandmother. Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 5, 2000 at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd, NE with Rev. Patrick F. Norris, O.P., reciting. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 6, 2000 at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 11401 Indian School Rd, NE with The Very Reverend Edward Ruane, O. P., celebrant. A reception will be held at St. Bernadette following the mass. Private interment will follow. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd, NE, Tuesday, December 5, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
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Perez -- Funeral Services for Mrs. Petra Rodriguez Perez will be held on Tuesday at St. Therese Catholic Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary. Arrangements by Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Ross -- Betty J. Ross, 72, a resident of Albuquerque since 1954, died Sunday, December 3, 2000. She is survived by her husband, Bob Ross of Albuquerque; daughter, Elizabeth Ross of Lakewood, CO; son, Eric Ross of Englewood, CO; and daughter, Eden Ross of klahoma City, OK; sister, Doris Rist and husband, Les of Scottsdale, AZ; and cousin, Kenneth Wolf and wife, Pauline of Lincoln, KS. She was preceded in death by her son, Lee Ross and grandson, Bric Ross. Cremation has taken place and at Betty's request, services will not be held. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Presbyterian Hospice, 8300 Constitution NE, 87110.
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Sanchez -- The family of Virginia Sanchez wishes to thank all their relatives and friends who were in attendance of the Rosary and Funeral Services. They would also like to express their gratitude for all the love, care and compassion that has been shown to them. Arrangements by Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Stagg -- John B. Stagg, 93, a resident of Regent at Sandia Springs, Rio Rancho NM, died Sunday, December 3, 2000 of pneumonia. Born in Haledon, NJ the youngest of four children of Ella B. Smyth and John Byron Stagg, John worked all his life as a public accountant and was active in Boy Scouts, Cedar Cliff Methodist Church (NJ), and the Methodist Men's Club, serving as scout leader, church treasurer, choir member, and coordinator of chimes. He was married for 34 years to Cora Althea Decker Stagg, a teacher in Haledon and the Pequannock Township (NJ) school systems, who died in 1972. John was married in 1973 to Anne Adam Friesinger. In 1976, John and Anne moved to Brooksville, FL where they were founding members of the Mariner United,Methodist Church. He and Anne were active in High Point Bible Class, Travel Club, and numerous other community activities from 1976 through 1988, when John suffered a stroke. He returned to a metally-active life, daily reading one or more cassette books from the Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. In 1996, he and Anne moved to Atlanta GA, where Anne still lives near her daughters, Paula Goldman, and Roberta Carney, and in 1998, John moved to Rio Rancho, NM to live near his daughter, Mary Ellen Capek. John was a kind and generous man with a warm sense of humor, a strong sense of right and wrong, and a loving and loyal nature. He is survived by his wife, Anne; his daughter, Mary Ellen Capek and her partner, Susan Hallgarth of Corrales, NM; his son, Peter J. Stagg and his wife, Joanne of Butler, NJ; stepchildren, Roberta Carney, Paula and Stephen Goldman of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren, Nancy and Jim Bosch, Terry and Betsy Stagg, Robin and Scott McMurray, Adam Carney, Heather and Courtney Goldman, Edward, Charles and Kate Capek; and great-grandchild, Kaitlyn Cora Bosch. He will be deeply missed. A memorial service will be held at a later date. the family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be sent to the Metropolitan Ministries, a multipurpose nonprofit homeless shelter and training agency located at 2002 North Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33602-2204. Direct Funeral Services 343-8008 2919 4th NW
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Vandam -- Florence Ann Vandam, 83, a longtime resident of Albuquerque, passed away December 4, 2000, at her home. She is survived by her seven children, sons, Gerry and wife, Liz of Minneapolis, MN, Rick and wife, Denise of Reno, NV, David and wife, Gayanne of Austin, TX, Charles and wife, Joanie of Missoula, MT; daughters, Kileen and husband, Dale Scott, Winette and husband, Larry Garcia, Judy and husband, David Prada, all of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Jake Scott and wife, Judy of Las Vegas, NV, Kile and Whitney Hanold, Derek and Alex Prada, and Zak Garcia of Albuquerque, Patrick, Katy, and Nicholas of Minneapolis, MN, Dawn and Laren of Reno, NV, Dylan of Austin, TX, DeNae and Peter of Missoula, MT; and great-grandchildren, Alyssa and Avery; brothers, Robert O¯Callahan of Marysville, WA, and William O¯Callahan of San Mateo, CA; and sisters, Mary Schreiber of Hillside, IL, and Patricia Buckley and husband, Justice Robert Buckley of Arlington Heights, IL Florence was born in Chicago on December 24, 1916. She received her BA degree from Mundelein College in Chicago and her Masters degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. She was the first female librarian at De La Salle High School in Chicago, IL. She entered the Navy during WWII and served as Educational Services Officer at the Naval Hospital in Norman, OK. Upon her discharge, she had earned the rank of Lieutenant. She taught in Guam High School and the University of Hawaii. After returning to Albuquerque, she taught in the Albuquerque Public School system at Madison Jr. High and was the librarian at Valley and Albuquerque High. She was the librarian at Albuquerque Academy for 18 years where she retired in 1985. She was an active member of the Roadrunner Unit of Waves National where she served as president as well as being active in the Navy League and the NM Retired Teachers Association. Services will be held Thursday, December 7, 2000, 8:30 a.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. NE, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Wednesday, December 6, 2000, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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VanDamme -- Gerald (Jerry) Van Damme, age 50, died Sunday, December 3, 2000 due to a long illness. Jerry is survived by his parents Henry and Tommie Van Damme; brothers, Richard Van Damme and Ronald Van Damme; and three sisters, Mildred Spalding, Loretta Arnaudville and Kathy LaJeunesse; he has two sons, Jerry and Jacob Van Damme; and two daughters, Jennifer and Tomasita Van Damme. A rosary will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2000 at San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church at 7:15 p.m. A mass will be recited on December 6, 2000 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church 1860 Griegos Rd. NW at 10:00 a.m.
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Vega -- PEDRO"PETE" VEGA HAPPY BIRTHDAY! DECEMBER 5, 1930 - MARCH 11, 1995I know you are there, watching over me in the thin air. I can feel you around me, surrounding me with love. I see you in my awoken dreams as an angel by my side. Thankfully, you never leave me it seems. I know you will stay with me until I die. Then we will go to heaven, and together we will fly!Dad, if you are quiet and listen, you will be able to hear the quiet calls of those who need you, USWe love and miss you so much. Your loving wife, Evelyn and your children, Rosanne, Christine, Pete, Melissa, Marina and Manuel.
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Wagg -- Reverend Evarts Judson Wagg,"Jud" (February 17, 1930 - December 2, 2000) passed from this earthly life to a heavenly one on December 2, 2000. His wife, Doris K. Wagg and four sons survive him, Kenneth Judson Wagg, Christopher Scott Wagg, Gregory Allen Wagg, and Jeffery Lawrence Wagg; in addition, there are also six grandsons; and two granddaughters. Jud served for 45 years in ministry most recently with St. Mark's-on-the-Mesa Episcopal Church. He also served as director of the Storehouse for 12 years. Jud was known for his willingness to serve those in need and for his love of the outdoors. He left us with an example of humble service that will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held at St. Mark's-on-the-Mesa Episcopal Church, 431 Richmond Place NE on Thursday, December 7, 2000 at 12:00 noon with a reception following. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the charity of your choice.
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Wallace -- Mary Wallace-Esquibel, 77, a resident of Albuquerque since 1966, died on December 3, 2000. She is survived by her husband, Arthur M. Esquibel; daughters, Elizabeth Reyna and husband, Edward, Katheranne Esquibel-Mead and husband, Wesley all of Albuquerque; sons, Arthur Esquibel and wife, Kathie of Sandia Knolls, Stephen Esquibel and wife, Ivy of Albuquerque and Joseph Esquibel and wife, Kelly of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Jennifer, Michele, Ian, Austen, Aryelle, Mark, Mike, Sydnee, Alexander and Hunter; other surviving family members, Theresa ¯Tiny¯ Wallace and Family, Sally Wallace, Ann Amelia Wallace and Family, Roger Wallace and Family, Vernon Wallace and Family and Alice & Secundino Dorrance and Family. Mary was born in Wagon Mound, New Mexico and was the final surviving child of 30, her being the 28th child, which included nine sets of twins. During her life she lived in California and New Mexico. Mary retired from USF&G Insurance Company in 1990. A rosary will be recited on Tuesday, December 5, 2000, 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. recited by Father Mondragon. A Mass will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2000, 11:00 a.m. at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 12500 Carmel Avenue N.E. with Father Antonio Mondragon, officiating. Interment to follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Arthur Esquibel, Stephen Esquibel, Joseph Esquibel, Edward Reyna, Wesley Mead and Ian Esquibel. Honorary Pallbearers will be Mark Reyna, Mike Reyna, Alexander Esquibel, Hunter Esquibel and Austen Lewis.
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