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Acosta -- Anthony Ray (Tony) Acosta, 30, was called home to be with the Lord our Savior, Thursday, December 7, 2000. Tony was born on December 20, 1969 in Albuquerque to Rudy and Petra Acosta. He was the youngest of seven children. He leaves behind his fiance, Genevieve; and three sons, James, Patrick, and Anthony Jr. Also surviving are his brothers and sisters, Frank Acosta and wife, Anna, Patsy Reed and husband, Mike, Raymond Acosta and wife, Irene, George Acosta and wife, Jennifer, Leroy Acosta and his children, Joann Acosta and children; 18 nephews and nieces; and other relatives and friends. Visitations will be today from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Alameda Mortuary. A rosary will be recited this evening at 6:00 p.m. at San Ysidro Church in Corrales. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday morning at 10:00 a.m. also at the church. Interment will follow at the Corrales Cemetery. Casket bearers will be James Chavez, Daniel Acosta, Amber Reed, Sean Acosta, George Acosta Jr., Leroy Acosta Jr. and Francesca Gonzales. Services are entrusted to Alameda Mortuary, 9420 Fourth Street N.W., 898-3160.
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Adkins -- Colonel William H."Speed" Adkins (U.S.A.F. Ret.), 88, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2000. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Ann Lee Adkins of Albuquerque; daughters, Ann A. Dye and husband, Skip of Annandale, VA and Mary A. Erwin and husband, Greg of Houston, TX; and sister, Marjorie Wiggins of White Rock, SC. Colonel Adkins received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. After retiring from the Air Force in 1965, Colonel Adkins managed the Kirtland Air Force Base Credit Union until his retirement in 1978. An avid supporter of collegiate golf, Speed was active as scorer for the UNM McGuire and Tucker Tournaments for over 30 years. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held Monday, December 11, at 11:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE. Interment of cremains will take place at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Sunday, December 10, 2000, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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Barnash -- Katherine Houg Barnash, 81, died on December 7, 2000. She was born in Ladysmith, WI, attended undergraduate schools in Wisconsin, and received her graduate degrees from the University of Arkansas, thereafter teaching in Colleges and Universities in Arkansas, Wisconsin and Minnesota. She and Stanley Barnash, deceased, were married and lived in Minneapolis, MN until they retired and moved to Albuquerque in 1970. She is survived by her step-son, Jay B. Davis and family, of Juneau, Alaska; and by many nieces and nephews. Cremation will take place and her ashes will repose in Santa Fe National Cemetery. At her request, there will be no services. Donations in memory of Katherine may be made to the Anna Kaseman Hospice Unit, Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital, 8300 Constitution NE, 87110. Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle NE, are in charge of arrangements.
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Cordova -- The family of Mrs. Mary Ann Cordova wishes to express their sincere appreciation to all relatives and friends who were so kind and sympathetic during their recent loss. Your kindness will always be remembered. Funeral Services were in the care of Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover Ave., SW
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Damian -- Damian I. Martinez, 66, died Thursday, December 7, 2000 in Albuquerque following a lengthy illness. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. today at Berardinelli Family Chapel. Visitation will resume at 7:30 p.m. this evening at Santa Maria de la Paz Catholic Church, where a Rosary will be recited at 8:00 PM this evening. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11th at Santa Maria de la Paz Catholic Church, with his nephew, Fr. Jerome Martinez as celebrant. Interment with full military honors will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. His family has requested that memorial contributions be directed to cancer research. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, 1399 Luisa, Santa Fe, 984-8600.
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Garcia -- Rafaelita Garcia, 93, passed away December 8, 2000. She is survived by son, Allen Struck and family. A viewing will be held at Direct Funeral Services on Sunday, December 10, 2000 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. She lived in Rancho de Taos where services will be held at St. Francis Catholic Church at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, December 11, 2000, with burial following at Pacheco Cemetery. Direct Funeral Services, 343-8008, 2919 4th NW, Alb. NM.
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Gonzales -- Estanislado Paz Gonzales, 62, a resident of Los Lunas, passed away December 6, 2000 in a local hospital. A Rosary will be recited on Sunday, December 10, 2000 at 7:00 p.m. in Palm Chapel at Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave SE. A Funeral Service will take place on Monday, December 11th, at 10:00 a.m., also in Palm Chapel at Strong-Thorne Mortuary. Interment will follow in Santa Fe National Cemetery. Strong-Thorne Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
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Lopez -- Mrs. Rose Lopez died Friday in Albuquerque at the age of 67. Rose was born on August 20, 1933. Rose was a member of Christ is Lord Church. She is survived by her husband, Saturaino (Chato) Lucero; her children, Joe Elycio and wife, Dorothy, Fabian Lopez and wife, Margarete, Geraldine Lucero and husband, Joe, Yvette Lopez, Louann Rivera and husband, Frank; her sister, Pauline Lovato; her grandchildren, Jerome Elycio, Jonathan and Valerie Elycio, John Lucero, Arthur and Katrina Lucero, Crystal Elycio, Mariah Chavez, Irene Rivera; and great-grandchildren, Andrew Lucero and Alexis Alycio. Funeral Services for Rose Lopez will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday at Christ is Lord Church. Burial will follow at San Jose de Armijo Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Lucero, Arthur Lucero, Jonathan Elycio, Jerome Elycio, Daniel Trujeque, and Johnny Varela. Honorary pallbearers will be Eric Sandoval, Ernie Pavia, Joaquin Ortiz, and Andrew Lucero. A Prayer Service will be held on Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. at Christ is Lord Church, 601 Atrisco SW., where the visitation will begin at 5:30 p.m. Arrangements by Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Lopez -- The family of Mrs. Pablita"Pauline" Lopez wishes to express their sincere appreciation to all relatives and friends who were so kind and sympathetic during their recent loss. Your kindness will always be remembered. Funeral Services were in the care of Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover Ave., SW
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Maes -- The family of Mrs. Louisa Maes wishes to express their sincere appreciation to all relatives and friends who were so kind and sympathetic during their recent loss. Your kindness will always be remembered. Funeral Services were in the care of Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover Ave., SW
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Martinez -- Perhaps you brought or served food. Perhaps you sent a lovely card or sat quietly in a chair. Perhaps you sent a floral piece, if so, we saw it there. Perhaps you spoke the kindest words as any friends could say, perhaps you were not there at all, just thought or prayed for us that day. Whatever the part the Lord had you play to console our hearts, we thank you so much, and may He bless each one of you. The family of Anita Maes Martinez. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Mayhew -- Michelle D. Mayhew, 32, a resident of Albuquerque since 1975, died Thursday, December 7, 2000. She is survived by her husband, Peter Mayhew; daughter, Elizabeth Mayhew; son, Tyler Mayhew; parents, James and Betty Dye; sister, Debbie Dye, all of Albuquerque; two aunts, one uncle and many cousins. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held Tuesday, 11:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Muller -- The family of Mr. Albino Muller would like to thank all their relatives and friends for their kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement. For the beautiful floral tributes and a special thank you to Father James Moore, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Celebrant of the Mass, to Paul Muller for reciting the Rosary, and to the pallbearers. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd SW, in charge of the arrangements.
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Oberdorfer -- William M. (Bill), 79, died at home Friday, December 8, 2000, surrounded by his family. He was born November 4, 1921 in S. India to Harriet Stimmel and Carl Oberdorfer who were serving as Lutheran missionaries. He married Ruth Disbro in 1946 and returned to India where he pursued missionary work for another thirteen years. Upon returning to the U.S. in 1959, he began the second phase of his career life in construction supervision, acoustic design and architecture. HE worked with Krueger, Lake, Hutchinson and Brown here in Albuquerque from 1979 until his retirement. He then volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, Master Gardeners, Literacy Volunteers of America and tutoring in the public schools. He was an avid learner with an insatiable thirst for knowledge. He knew eight languages, had a private pilot's license, loved music and fishing, but could never be accused of depleting a river of fish. He is preceded in death by his wife, Ruth in 1984; a brother, Luther; and a sister, Ruth. He is survived by his five children, David and wife, Rene of Leawood, KS, Linda Ross and husband, Jim of Santa Fe, Becky Wittenburg and husband, Rich of Albuquerque, Bob and wife, Linda of Albuquerque, Cheri Stromberg and husband, Jim of Albuquerque; and 15 grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Margaret Verner and husband, Hugh of Montreat, NC; brother, Don Oberdorfer and wife, Betchen of Roseville, MN; sister-in-law, Better Oberdorfer of Akron, OH; and many nieces, nephews, friends and"sisters and his cousins whom he reckoned up by dozens and his aunts." (Apologies to Gilbert and Sullivan, whom he loved.) Memorial service to be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, December 11, 2000 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6901 Wyoming NE. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Bill Oberdorfer Memorial Fund c/o 5737 Lost Dutchman NE, Albq. NM 87111 to be used to support orphanages in Guatemala and India. Direct Funeral Services, 343-8008, 2919 4th NW.
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Olson -- Kenneth L. Olson, 75, a resident of Corrales, NM for the past six years, passed away on Friday, December 8, 2000. Kenneth was born August 5, 1925 in Lake Forest, Illinois, the son of John A. and Gunhilde J. Edmonds Olson. He had been a Marketing Manager for Texaco Inc. for 33 years before retiring. Kenneth was a member of the Colorado and New Mexico Gun Collectors, a 32nd Degree Mason in Crestwood, MO, a member of the Moolah Shrine Temple in St. Louis, MO, Life member of the V.F.W. in Holland, MI, member of S.A.C. (Stand Around Club) of Afton, MO. He is survived by his wife, Mary Alice of the family home; five children, Vicki Haupt and husband, Randy of St. Louis, MO, Christopher Olson and wife, Marlene of Parker, CO, Jeffrey Olson and wife, Haley of Rogers, AR, Judy Davison and husband, Rick of Aubrey, TX, and Lisa Olson of Aurora, CO; one sister, Marilyn Hilligoss of Villa Grove, IL; and two grandchildren, Becki and Richard Haupt. The service for Kenneth will be on Monday, December 11, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary, Sara Rd. at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho, with Rev. Bob Guido officiating. Contributions suggested to the Shriners Hospital of St. Louis, MO. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary, Rio Rancho.
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Ortega -- The family of Mrs. Virginia E. Ortega would like to thank all their relatives and friends for their kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement. For the beautiful floral tributes and a special thank you to Father Edmund Savilla, Church of the Ascension, Celebrant of the Mass, to Mr. Charlie Martinez for reciting the Rosary, and to the pallbearers. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd SW, in charge of the arrangements.
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Pata -- Adrienne Pata, 65, a resident of Albuquerque, died Thursday, December 7, 2000. She is survived by her son, John Pata of Albuquerque; stepdaughters, Dianne Kreutzer of Chula Vista, CA, and Sheila Northway and husband, Terry of Santa Fe, NM; stepson, Steve Pata and wife, Laurie of Walnut, CA; grandchildren, Michael, Rachel, Rebekah, Michael, Sarah, Joshua, and Luke; brother, Charles McLean and wife, Clara of Sarasota, FL; and sister, Doreen Moses and husband, Bill. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Pata in 1999. Mrs. Pata retired as a master teacher from Grants Cibola County schools in August. She was loved by many. Mrs. Pata was a member of Beta Sigma Phi and La Mesa Presbyterian Church. Services will be held Monday, December 11, 2000, 11:00 a.m., at La Mesa Presbyterian Church, 7401 Copper Ave., NE, with The Rev. Trey Hammond officiating. Interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Bonnie Jacobson, Earline Pickle, Alice Miera, and Beverly Smith. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Sunday, December 10, 2000, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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Rivera -- The family of Mr. Placido R. Rivera would like to thank all their relatives and friends for their kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement. For the beautiful floral tributes and a special thank you to Father Jose Hernandez, St. Edwins Catholic Church, Celebrant of the Mass, to Deacon J.O. Luna for reciting the Rosary, to the UNMH Hospice Care Unit, and to the pallbearers. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd, in charge of the arrangements.
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Roberts -- Lelia Irene"Pat" passed away December 2, 2000 in Albuquerque, NM after a long illness. She was born August 31, 1927 in Kingston, TN to Cillar and Bud Hamilton. Her hobbies were camping, fishing and cooking. Mrs. Roberts was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Dink Hamilton; Brother, George Hamilton; and her infant son, Don Anthony Roberts, Jr. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Don A. Roberts; son, Allan Roberts both of the family home; daughters, Wanda Drake of Albuquerque, NM, Debbie Good and her husband, Lee of Amory, MS, Merry Morris of Aberdeen, MS, DeeDee Ward and her husband, Bill of Albuquerque, NM; sister, Kate Pritchard of Trussville, Al; brothers, Elmer and Gervil Hamilton of Knoxville, TN, Ed Hamilton of Harriman, TN, W.H. Hamilton of Kingston, TN; 14 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Quality Continuum Hospice, 2625 Pennsylvania St. NE Albuquerque, NM 87110 (505) 881-3937. Cremation arrangements by the Sunrise Society of NM, 891-8200.
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Saavedra -- The family of Mrs. Annie G. Saavedra wishes to express their sincere appreciation to all relatives and friends who were so kind and sympathetic during their recent loss. Your kindness will always be remembered. Funeral Services were in the care of Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover Ave., SW
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Shupp -- Charles Albert,"Pete", age 86, formerly of Albuquerque and Dayton, OH, died Saturday, December 9, 2000. He was employed at the Blommel Sign Co. in Dayton before relocating to Albuquerque in 1949 where he established the Pete Shupp Sign Co. He was a U.S.A.F. WWII veteran. Preceded in death by brother, Robert and Richard Shupp. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Helen Marie (Carter) Shupp; sister, Frances May and husband, James Turner of Huber Heights; niece, Darlene Marie Turner of Zanesville, OH; nephew, Gary Lee and wife, Carol Turner of Dayton. Services will be held at the families convenience. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Maria Joseph Living Care Center, 4830 Salem Ave., Trotwood, OH 45426 in Pete's memory. Arrangements by Baker-Hazel Funeral Home. www.bakerhazel.com
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Tusing -- Jack W. Tusing, 85, a resident of Albuquerque since 1987, died Friday, December 8, 2000. He is survived by his wife, Wilma D. Tusing of Albuquerque; son, Jeffrey Tusing and wife, Maren of Benicia, CA; daughter, Jane Sibr; granddaughter, Ellen Sibr, both of Downers Grove, IL; stepdaughters, Jamie Domme and Vincine Sedillo and husband, Mel; stepson, Curtis Domme and wife, Bess; stepdaughter, Liz Domme-Hansen and husband, Len, all of Albuquerque; numerous step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Jim Tusing and wife, Rita of Oklahoma City, OK; and sister, Maxine Rolke of Lakeland, FL. Mr. Tusing was preceded in death by his first wife, Donna Tusing; and stepson, Kenneth Domme. Services will be held Sunday, 2:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE. Interment will take place at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Osceola, IN. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Saturday, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association NM Affiliate, P.O. Box 90790, 87199-0790. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Vigil -- Rosina O. Vigil, 71, a resident of Grants, NM since 1960, died Thursday, December 7, 2000 in Albuquerque. Rosina was born December 28, 1928 the daughter of Abalino and Adela Marie Lopez Ortiz in Santa Fe, NM. she was preceded in death by her husband, Ricardo Vigil in 1991, and her son, Wilfred Trujillo in 1982. Rosina is survived by two sons, Richard O. Vigil and Johnny D. Vigil of Grants; four daughters, Patricia V. Sena and Gloria A. Vigil of Albuquerque, and Virginia Salazar and Denise Salazar of Grants; her brother, Francisco A. Ortiz of Chimayo; 12 grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by her loving family. A rosary for Mrs. Vigil will be recited on Sunday, December 10, 2000 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 Monday, December 11, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Rio Rancho. Interment will follow at 1:00 p.m. in the National Cemetery in Santa Fe. Pallbearers will be John Sena, Willie Salazar, Eric Camden, George Sanchez, Jarrett Slatton, and Richard A. Vigil III. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Sena, Joe Rodriguez, Wray Ortiz, Raymond Martinez and Tony Rogen. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary, Rio Rancho.
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Vittitoe -- Mary Ann Vittitoe, age 66, and a resident of Albuquerque for 34 years, died in her sleep on Saturday, December 9, 2000. She is survived by her husband, Charles Vittitoe; two daughters, Dorothy Ripley and her husband, Paul, and Victoria Keith and her husband, Stan; four grandchildren, Garrett Keith, Kayla Ripley, Christian Keith, and Kira Ripley; and one sister, Caroline Aldridge all of Albuquerque. Mrs. Vittitoe had taught High School, Sunday School and Nursery School prior to the ten years she spent with the A.I.S.E. Foreign Student Program serving as the New Mexico Director. She also received considerable praise for her family Christmas letters that were enjoyed by many. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, December 12, 2000 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Fitzgerald and Son Funeral, 3113 Carlisle Blvd. NE with pastor Larry Pierson officiating. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made the Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation special arthritis pool program, P.O. Box 26666, Albuquerque, NM 87125. Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle Blvd., are in charge of arrangements.
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Weaver -- Funeral services for Maria Rita Mazie Vigil Weaver, who passed away on October 25, 2000 in Lake Orion, MI will be held on December 15, 2000. Funeral Mass at 1:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Espanola, NM. with burial at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM at 3:00 p.m. Her family would like to invite Mazie's friends and relatives to bid her a final farewell and may she rest in peace. .DMP
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