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Amberg -- Marjorie D. Amberg, 81, a resident of Albuquerque, died on Thursday, January 25, 2001 after a long and difficult illness. She was born Marjorie Alice Dewey on October 13, 1919 in Monroe, MI to Pearl and Benjamin Dewey. In 1941, she married Detroit businessman, Robert S. Amberg.They raised four children in Detroit and Birmingham, MI where they lived until Robert's death in 1995 when Marge relocated to Albuquerque to live with her daughter and granddaughter. She was a lifetime member of the Christ Child Society, the Junior Group of Goodwill Industries and the D.A.R. Marge was always surrounded by a circle of close, loving friends and family. She is survived by her daughters, Nancy A. Graham and husband, Dean of Petoskey, MI and Joan K. Amberg of Albuquerque; sons, Robert S. Amberg, Jr. of Kalamazoo, MI and Richard P. Amberg of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Wendy Camilleri and husband, David, E.C. Wise, Emily Johnson, Amber Vilas, Dakota Amberg Morillo and great grandchildren, Christina, Kathryn, Michael and John Camilleri. Also survived by her sister-in-law Blanche Amberg Fitzpatrick and nephew, Tom Amberg Fitzpatrick and wife, Anne all of Albuquerque. She was preceded in death by her only sister Kathryn Dewey. Memorial Services will be held in Birmingham, MI at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Cremation has already taken place.
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Aragon -- The family of Joseph R. Aragon 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 Holy Rosary Catholic Church, celebrant of the mass; to Gabriella Nieto for reciting the Rosary and to the pallbearers. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd SW in charge of the arrangements.
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Bedeaux -- Mary Myer Bedeaux, 73, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died Thursday, January 25, 2001. She is survived by her husband, Jim Bedeaux; son, Roy Bedeaux and wife, Martha; daughter, Michele Wetherill and husband, Rhys, all of Albuquerque; five grandchildren, Daniel, Clay, Adria, Colleen and Richard; and one sister, Elsie Bell and husband, John of Corpus Christi, TX. Mrs. Bedeaux was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. She graduated from Albuquerque High School. Cremation has taken place and family will receive friends Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the family home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1100 Indian School Rd. NE, 87102 or American Cancer Society, Attn: Carla Ramirez, 5800 Lomas NE, 87110. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Boergadine -- The family of Mary Yvonne Boergadine would like to express their sincere gratitude to friends and family for the many acts of kindness shown to them during their recent bereavement. The flowers, food, cards and other expressions of sympathy are deeply appreciated.
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Bourguignon-Birner -- A fifth generation ends with the peaceful death of the Birner family matriarch, Inez Bourguignon-Birner, 98 years old, on Thursday, January 25, 2001. She was born in San Marcial, NM on March 1, 1902, and later moved to Belen in 1944. She was a member of Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church, a proud member of the Blessed Sacrament Society and the Sacred Heart League. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank W. Birner in 1978, two sons, Eddie in 1949, Nestor in 1960, and one great-grandson, Edward in 1998. Inez is survived by her three loving children, John Birner and wife, Celia, Charles Birner, Sr. and wife, Sharon, all from Albuquerque, Sara and husband, Roy Storey from Belen; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her many loving nieces and nephews. A Viewing will be held on Sunday, 5:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church followed by a Rosary at 6:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be recited on Monday, 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Belen with Interment following in the Parish Cemetery. Pallbearers will be all of her loving grandchildren. Romero Funeral Home, Belen, NM.
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Bradley -- Kenneth Bradley, 71, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away January 5, 2001. He was born January 2, 1930 in Mitchell Dam, Alabama and resided in Decatur, AL. He was a police officer with NASA, and a Veteran of U.S. Army, stationed at Ft. Monmouth, NJ and at Red Stone, AL. His wife, June Bradley, preceded him in death on October 2, 2000. He is survived by children, John Bradley and wife, Linda, Robert, Rebecca Stewart and husband, Lloyd and Brenda; four grandchildren, Maria, Christopher, Kevin and Kenny; and one brother, Wallace Bradley of Fair Hope, AL. Cremation has taken place and Kenneth and his wife, June, will be interred together at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Monday, February 5, 2000, 1:00 p.m.Hillcrest Funeral Home 225 San Mateo NE 265-5959
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Butler -- Charles Walter Butler, II, 38 years old, expired in Albuquerque Wednesday, January 24, 2001. He was born November 7, 1962 at Greatfall, Montana, and lived in Florida until joining the Air Force in 1982. He had been a resident of New Mexico since 1990, and was employed at the Intel Corporation in Rio Rancho, NM. Mr. Butler is survived by his wife, Stani Butler; and his children, Adam Butler, age 14, and Sara Butler, age 11, all of California; also surviving are his father, Charles W. Butler, I; and his step-mother, Donna C. Butler, both of New Port Richey, FL; his brother, Matthew W. Butler of New Port Richey, FL; and his sister, Angeleana C. Butler, presently living in the country of Oman. Private Family Services have been held, and cremation has taken place. Interment with military honors will take place at the National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Heart Association, Forest Hills NE, Alb, NM 87109, or to a local Hospice Foundation. Sunrise Society is serving the family of Mr. Butler. 891-8200.
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Chavez -- The family of Mrs. Mary T. Chavez 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 Eldeer Ed Murphey, Kingdom Hall Of Jehovah's Witness Church, for officiating the Memorial Service and to the Hospice Staff at UNMH Hospital and Nurse Nancy Cosea. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd SW in charge of the arrangements.
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Crays-Schippers -- Annette J. Crays Schipper passed away Thursday, January 18, 2001 at her home. She was born in Illinois on April 15, 1914. A resident of Albuquerque for more than fifty years, she worked at Sandia Laboratories, and was a secretary in the Albuquerque Public Schools. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Kenneth Crays in 1965. survivors include her nieces, Marilyn Krause of Spring, TX, Carol Glenn of Albuquerque, Janice Walters of Mandan, ND, Patricia Hayes of Algonquin, IL, and Kristine Thornton of Encino, CA; her nephew, Ronald Krause of California; ten grandnieces and nephews; and seven great-grandnieces and nephews. Also surviving are her treasured pets, Sassy and Charlie. Cremation has taken place, and she will be buried with her husband, Kenneth, at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at a later date. Private Services have been held by the family. Sunrise Society is serving the family. (891-8200).
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Darling -- Wanda Lou (Loyd) Darling died Tuesday, January 23, 2001, at the age of 72. She is survived by children, Charles W. Darling, Missy L. Waddell, Dow L. Darling, Terry D. Busby, Cory C. Darling all of Springerville, AZ, and Polly R. Darling of Albuquerque. Her husband, George E. Darling died in 1987. She leaves behind many dear friends including Thomas Allen Summers of Springerville, AZ. In keeping with her wishes, she was cremated. A Memorial Service for friends and family was held Friday, January 26, 2000 at the Presbyterian Church in Springerville, Arizona. Those who knew and loved her are profoundly saddened by the loss but are grateful for having been touched by the vibrancy of her life.
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Dodson -- Dee C. Dodson, age 88, passed away January 26, 2001 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born April 9, 1912 in Lamb County, Texas, the fifth child to Ben A. and Daisy Brewster Dodson, who were among the first settlers of that county. Mr. Dodson was raised on a dry farm near Olton, Texas through his high school, where he was an outstanding athlete. In the 1980's he wrote an autobiography of those early years entitled"Deetales" which brought him some claim to fame on the plains of West Texas in his retirement years. Dee's career started with some years at the Soil Conservation Service, and ended with some more years there. In between came World War II and careers as a Court Reporter in Pampa, Texas. A Congressional Administration Assistant to Walter, Rogers, US Congressman. In 1955 he decided to move back to the wide open spaces of the West, and moved his family to Albuquerque where he operated Dee's Dairy on 6th and Copper. After some years, he decided that the hamburger business wasn't this forte. Mr. Dodson was a self educated man, teaching himself higher mathematics, genetics, Spanish, typing and shorthand. He also read the"Harvard Classics" and memorized the"Rubyat" just for fun. He is survived by his loving wife, Carol Dodson of the family home; one son, Ben Dodson and wife, Marlene of Albuquerque; two daughters, Rebecca Stewart and husband, Ken of Texarkana, Texas and Carol Dee Ledon and husband, Octavio of Las Cruces; one sister, Martha Rebecca Thomson of El Paso, Texas. Other survivors include nine grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers. At Mr. Dodson's request cremation will take place and a Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, January 30, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. in Grace Church, 6901 San Antonio NE in Albuquerque. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels and Baca's Mimbres Crematory. 527-2222
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Ferris -- Matthew J. Ferris, 41, passed away on January 23, 2001, in Pueblo, CO. He is survived by his father, Joe Ferris; his brother, Michael (Lynn) Ferris; nephews, Brandon and Joey Ferris, all of Pueblo; as well as numerous cousins, relative and friend. His mother, Irene Ferris and brother, David Ferris preceded him in death. Matthew was a graduate of Sandia High School, class of 1977. He worked as an auto mechanic and had recently moved to Pueblo to be with his father and brother. Matthew was a wonderful and loving son, brother and friend and he will be missed by all. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial Service time to be announced at a later date.
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Gabaldon -- The family of Mrs. Teresa M. Gabaldon 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 to Georgeanna Hibler for reciting the rosary and to the pallbearers. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd SW in charge of the arrangements.
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Gabbett -- Michael F. Gabbett, 81, a resident of Albuquerque for 41 years, passed away on Friday, January 26, 2001. He was a beloved husband, father,"Opa" and friend. Gabbett was born on August 5, 1919, in Philadelphia. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1940, beginning a 20-year career. He was a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. In 1943, he answered President Roosevelt's call for volunteers for"a dangerous and hazardous mission" and became a member of Merrill's Marauders, the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional.) This elite unit fought under unspeakable conditions in the Burmese jungle. Gabbett designed the unit's patch, worn today by the 75th Infantry (Rangers.) From 1949 to 1960, he was an investigator for the Criminal Investigation Division in Germany, an accomplishment of which he was very proud. He retired from the Army as a Master Sergeant in 1960 at Sanda Base. In 1985, he wrote and self-published a book,"The Bastards of Burma." As he wrote on the back cover of his book,"The Marauders proved time and again that the human spirit could prevail when called upon." Gabbett's own spirit and tenacity allowed him to prevail against a host of physical ailments right up to the end of his life. Days before his passing at the Veterans Administration US Hospital, Gabbett rapid-fired three jokes in a row at his doctors, prompting one of them to remark,"Everyone walks out of this room laughing." Way to go, Dad. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Elfriede; son, Thomas Gabbett; daughter, Patricia Gabbett Snow and husband, Brian, and children, Michael, Megan and Kasey; daughter, Maureen Gabbett of Cape May, N.J., and children, Lisa and Bill; and many friends and caring neighbors. He was preceded in death by a son, Michael H. Gabbett, in 1971. His greatest joy in recent years was spending time with his namesake 3-year-old grandson, Michael. Gabbett was a member of the Edelweiss am Rio Grande German American Club, the American Legion, the RoaDrunner Basha CBI, and the Merrill's Marauders Association. Arrangements for a memorial service are pending.
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Gallegos1 -- Carlos P. Gallegos, 74, a resident of Edgewood, NM since April 1993, and formerly of La Palma, CA, passed away Friday, January 5, 2001 at home with his wife and daughter by his side. He was born August 13, 1926, to Reymundo and Ida DiLorenzo Gallegos in Las Vegas, NM. On July 26, 1948, in Las Vegas, NM he married Clara Salazar. She survives him at home. He attended Immaculate Conception High School before entering the US. Navy. Carlos served his country during World War II and was a member of the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the United Auto Workers Union for many years. He was employed for 30 years at the General Motors Corporation plant in South Gate, CA, as a final inspector. Carlos was also very active in his church, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Edgewood. He was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society until 1999. Mr. Gallegos is survived by his wife, Clara Gallegos of Edgewood; one daughter, Carla Dee Gallegos of Edgewood; one brother, Arthur R. Gallegos and wife, Cecilia of Las Vegas; two sisters, Fabiola Lita Mingo and husband, Louis of Albuquerque and Margaret Hirsch and husband, Donald of Joliet, IL; and five grandchildren, Paul Gutknecht, Lance Elliot, Charles Roth, Denise Gallegos, Rachel Gallegos and Ronda Gallegos. His parents and two sons, preceded him in death. Deacon Jose Escandon recited a Rosary on Sunday, January 7, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Edgewood, with the Holy Child Church Choir providing the music and conducted by Cayetano Herrera, Choir Director. On Monday, January 8, 2001, at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Mass was concelebrated by Father Anthony L. Martinez, Father John F. Carney and Father John Candido Rodriguez, assisted by Deacon James A. Baca. Pallbearers were Clarence Gallegos, Paul Gutknecht, Gene Gajewski, Harley Hooten, Darby Miera, Dennis Milinazzo and C.E. (Chuck) Ring. Burial followed in the Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery in Moriarty.
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Gallegos2 -- The family of Mr. Gilbert Gallegos 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 Manuel Vierra, Holy Family Catholic Church, Celebrant of the Mass, to Valario and Trini Lucero, for reciting the rosary and to the pallbearers. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd SW in charge of the arrangements
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Griego -- Veneranda"Bennie" G. Griego, a resident of Belen, peacefully passed away at her home in Belen while in the arms of her loving children, on Friday, January 26, 2001. She was a member of Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church, a member of the Catholic Daughters of America and made the Crusillo. She was very active with the Training School children, delighting them with her special baked goods. Veneranda was a Girl Scout leader in the Belen area and participated in all the events with her own girls. She drove a school bus for the Belen Public Schools for over 27 years. Veneranda cared for her students in a variety of ways and always shared her unique love."Father Steve Sanchez used to ride in my bus and I could always see the good and special person that God had made him. I felt so honored and blessed that God put Father Steve in my life. I could see the Holiness in him," recalled Vereranda's children as they remembered their mother's words. Veneranda was preceded in death in 1993 by her loving husband of 58 years, Willie; one daughter, Florance Diana; her parents, Samuel Garcia and Perfelia Marquez; two grandchildren, Wayne and Gabriel Cordova; two sisters, Telesfora Garcia and Angelina Aragon. She is survived by her eight loving children, Marie and her husband, Greg Silva; Becky Garcia; Rosalie and her husband, Alfonso Peralta; Wilfred Griego and his wife, Susanne; Derla Griego; Katherine Diana Griego; Sandra Griego; and Veronica Matsu. She is also survived by her 19 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Army and Sam Garcia; two sisters, Lucy Garcia and Dolores and her husband, Jim Hoffman; and by many loving nieces and nephews. A Visitation will be held on Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church followed by a Rosary at 6:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be recited on Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Belen. Interment will follow at the Parish Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her loving grandchildren. Vereranda will be missed by all who knew and loved her. May God Bless You, Mom. Romero Funeral Home, Belen, NM
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Growney -- Nancy Browder Growney passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2001. Nancy was born in Amarillo, TX on December 22, 1929 and graduated from St. Mary's Academy in 1948. After graduating in 1952 with a journalism degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX, Nancy went to work for the Amarillo Globe News as a feature writer and covered other general assignments. She then worked for the Albuquerque Journal covering the Federal Beat. Nancy is survived by her husband of 40 years, Thomas F. Growney; her two sons, Thomas D. Growney and wife, Leigh and Daniel C. Growney and her two grandchildren, Ryan and Caroline Growney. Nancy is also survived by her her brother, David C. Browder and wife, Pearl, of Memphis, TX. A Rosary will be held Tuesday, January 30, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. The Funeral Mass will be performed at Sangre De Cristo Catholic Church on Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be held at the Diamond Tail Ranch Cemetery, Memphis, TX. The family prefers memorial contributions may be made to the Quality Continuum Hospice, 2625 Pennsylvania NE, Ste. 225, Albuquerque, NM 87110 or to the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030. Cremation has taken place. French Mortuary, Wyoming Chapel 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE
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Gurule1 -- The family of James Gurule 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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Gurule2 -- The family of Bessie Gurule 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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Howard -- Victoria C. Howard, 83, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2001. She was born December 18, 1917 and grew up in Huntington, West Virginia. In 1969, she married John Dow Howard, Jr. and moved to Apache Junction, Arizona. She worked for Roger's Corporation in Mesa, Arizona until her retirement. She was active in the Order of the Eastern Star and the Oriental Shrine and was a member of East Mesa Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband of 31 years, John Dow Howard, Jr. of Los Lunas; her brother and sister-in-law, Gid and Dorothy Crum and her sister, Cuzzie Kilgore, all of Huntington, West Virginia; her stepchildren, Carol Cline and husband, Mike, J.D. Howard III and wife, Frances, Dianne Whiteman, Lori Clay and husband, Calvin, and Robin Howard, all from New Mexico; her niece, Flora Jean Miller and nephew, George Kilgore and wife, Susie; her grandchildren, Michael Cline, Jr., and wife, Christi, Melissa Hardin and husband, Terry, Michele Luetters and husband, Byron, Cheryl and Lisa Clay and three great-grandchildren. Services will be Tuesday, January 30, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at the Rio Rancho Funeral Home followed by interment in Santa Fe National Cemetery at 12:00 p.m.
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Hubbart -- Gerald W. Hubbart, 70, a resident of Albuquerque for more than forty years, passed away December 11, 2000 of cancer complications. He is survived by two sons, Wes Hubbart of Albuquerque, NM and Glenn Hubbart and his wife, Suzanne of Austin, TX; daughter, Lisa Bruner and her husband, Ron of Hamilton, OH; brother, Ken Hubbart of Incline Village, NV; four grandchildren. Mr. Hubbart went to school at Hingham MA High School, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, were he was a member of Beta Theta Pi, and UNM. He served as the Asst. Dean of men at UNM. He worked in the mining industry in Grants, Socorro County and in Arizona until the late 60's. Mr. Hubbart was an early advocate of programmed learning (teaching machine industry) which was later purchased by McGraw-Hill. He enjoyed part-time teaching at UNM and at the University of Albuquerque. Mr. Hubbart was a real-estate broker and a former member of the Albuquerque Board of Realtors. He served in the Marine Corps Reserves and in the Air Force Reserves COSI. A Memorial Mass will be held at the Holy Child Parish in Tijeras, NM on Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 10:00 a.m., with Father John Carney officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Presbyterian Hospice, 8100 Constitution Place NE, Ste. 120 Albuquerque, NM 87110. Cremation Arrangements by Sunrise Society of NM 891-8200.
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Johnson -- John E. Johnson, 80, a resident of Rio Rancho, passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2001. John was born November 11, 1920 the son of Charles A. and Hattie Selma Fuchs Johnson in Saddle River Township, New York. He had worked as a pipefitter with the Pipefitters Local #274 in New Jersey for 40 years before retiring. John served in the US Army Air Corps during WW II. John was a member of the Shrine Patrol of the Ballut Abyad Temple. He is survived by his wife, Martha Johnson of Rio Rancho; son, John Johnson and wife, Doris of Chandler, AZ; mother-in-law, Martha Klynman of Pennsylvania, and two grandchildren, Cody and Kimberly of Chandler, AZ. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, January 29, 2001 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary, Sara Rd. at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho with the service being conducted by the Ballut Abyad Temple. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in John's name to the Cody A. Johnson Trust, First State Bank, Acct.#001605364, 1781 Rio Rancho Blvd., Rio Rancho, NM 87124. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary, Rio Rancho.
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Koger -- Ethel E. Koger, age 101, a resident of Albuquerque 59 years, died peacefully at her home Friday. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mart in 1967 and son, Raymond, July 7, 2000. She is survived by daughter, Joyce M. Koger; sister, Maude Schneider; four grandchildren, Penny Maier and husband, Mike, Delia Rudnick and husband, Ken, Evelyn Sadler and husband, Terry, Rodney Koger and wife, Alicia; seven great-grandchildren, Sandy Mitchell, Kira Rudnick, Clint Rudnick, Brian Sadler, Jesse Sadler, Tracey Koger, Andrew Koger; nieces and nephews. Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday in the Chapel of Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum, with Pastor G.R. Patrick officiating. Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle NE, are in charge of arrangements.
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Koury -- Helen M. Koury, 83, a resident of Rio Rancho for the past six years, passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2001. Helen was born October 27, 1917 the daughter of John Gibran and Sadie Shadid Albert in Wichita, Kansas. She came to Rio Rancho from Santa Fe. Helen had been a teacher in the Santa Fe Public Schools for 30 years before retiring. She was preceded in death by her husband, Moses Koury in 1981. Helen is surviveed by two sons, Jerry Koury and wife, Gloria of Tucson, AZ, John Koury and wife, Debbie of Albuquerque, three brothers, Ralph Albert and Raymond Albert of Elk City, OK, and Ned Albert of Tulsa, OK; two sisters, Frances Khoury of Oklahoma City, OK and Blanche Alex of Flint, MI; four grandchildren, Alex, Peter, Jason and Tami Koury; and numerous nieces and nephews. A Rosary will be recited for Helen on Sunday, January 28, 2001 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, January 29, 2001 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Rio Rancho. Interment will be at 1:00 p.m. at Rosario Cemetery in Santa Fe. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary, Rio Rancho.
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Lester -- Rolland J. Lester, 88, a resident of Albuquerque since 1948, died Thursday, January 25, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Eva Lester of the family home, married October 1, 1931; three grandchildren, Donna, Mike Sherman and Mark Lester; three great-grandchildren; sister, Ruth Scherner; brother, Browney Lester; and special friend, Edna Cisneros. Mr. Lester was preceded in death by his son, Donald E. Lester. He was a member of Central Assembly of God Church. Mr. Lester retired from Singer Sewing Company. Services will be held Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE, with Rev. Stephen Sutherland officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Monday, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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Lucero1 -- The family of Mr. Joe M. Lucero wishes to express their sincere appreciation to all relatives and friends who were so kind and sympathetic during their recent loss. Your thoughtfulness will always be remembered. Services were entrusted to Alameda Mortuary, 9420 4th St. NW
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Lucero2 -- The family of Felix Lucero 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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Lucero3 -- The family of Mr. Juan (Chunque) Lucero 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 Pastor Tony Apodaca, Church On The Rock, for officiating the prayer service. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd SW in charge of the arrangements.
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Ludi -- Tony Ludi Sr., 71, a life long resident of Las Vegas, NM passed away on Thursday following a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael D. Ludi, his parents, William T. Sr., and Veneranda Ludi, a brother, Robert"Bobby" Ludi, and a sister, Pita Madrid. He is survived by his wife, Theresa Ludi of Las Vegas; two daughters, Patsy Gordon of Roswell, NM and Ruthanna"Tana" Bonny and her husband, Mitch of Las Vegas; four sons, Tony Ludi Sr., Steve Ludi, Chris Ludi and friend, Joyce and John"Caboose" Ludi all of Las Vegas; two brothers, William Ludi Jr., and his wife, Pina and Charles Ludi and his wife, Margaret all of Las Vegas; two sisters, Lila Baca, and Anna Marie Archuleta and her husband, Richard of Las Vegas; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Tony worked for Rainbo Baking Company in Las Vegas for 28 years. He was a member of the E. Romero Hose and Fire Department for 41 years serving as Fire Chief for 35 years. During his tenure as Fire Chief he was instrumental in building a new Fire Department for Exceptional Children. These children were very dear and close to his heart. In honor of his retirement from the Fire Department, the Christmas Party was named after his grandsons, The Daniel Michael Bonney Annual Christmas Party for the Exceptional Children. Tony was also involved in politics. He served as County Commissioner for San Miguel County. He also served on the West Las Vegas School Board in 1987. He was involved in the building of the West Las Vegas Middle School. He was also a member of the Consolidation Committee for the consolidation of East and West Las Vegas. He was a member of B.P.O. Elks Lodge #408, and the Knights of Columbus. He was nominated and chosen for"Who's Who in the West" in 1976-77 for his outstanding achievement in contributing significantly to the betterment of contemporary society. Tony was a successful businessman. He owned and operated Ludi's Fire Equipment since 1963, serving northeastern New Mexico in maintaining and servicing fire safety equipment for 38 years. A Visitation will be held Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in St. Francis Chapel at Gonzales & Cremations, 2315 Hot Springs Blvd., Las Vegas. A Rosary will be recited Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. from Our Lady of Sorrows Church. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 9:00 a.m. from the church. Interment will follow in the San Jose Cemetery in Las Vegas. Arrangements are under the direction of Billy G. Rogers at Gonzales Funerals & Cremations, 2315 Hot Springs Blvd. 1-888-525-9319. Memorial may be made to the Christmas Party for Exceptional Children in the care of the E. Romero Hose & Fire Company, P.O. Box 1754, Las Vegas, NM 87701. Arrangements are under the direction of Billy G. Rogers at Gonzales Funerals & Cremations, 2315 Hot Springs Blvd., Las Vegas. 1-888-525-9319
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Ludmer -- Graciela Ludmer, 59, a resident of Albuquerque for 28 years, died on Wednesday, January 24, 2001. Graciela was a beloved mother, grandmother and sister. She is survived by her daughter, Silvia Finkel and husband, Jeff; grandson, Joshua Finkel; brother, Raul Salzman; sister, Amalia Salzman and numerous nieces and nephews. Graciela was in the nursing career for many years and was currently working with Presbyterian Hospital. A graveside service was held on Friday, January 26, 2001, 3:00 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery, 700 Yale SE, with Rabbi Joseph Black, officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to La Familia c/o Erica Todes, 707 Broadway N.E., Suite 103, Albuquerque, NM 87102. French Mortuary, Wyoming Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. N.E.
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Montgomery -- Gerald A. M.D., 53, died at home in Poland Spring, Maine on January 20, 2001 following a brave battle with pancreatic cancer. Dr. Montgomery was a former resident of Albuquerque where he practiced medicine from 1975 to 1994. He and his family moved to Maine in 1994 where he entered into work as a full-time volunteer medical missionary and evangelist for the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Survivors include his wife, Connie Uszuko Montgomery; two sons, Bradley and Royce Montgomery; two brothers, Royce and his wife, Jane, Roger and his wife, Margrit Montgomery; two nephews and one niece. Memorial Services will be held Sunday, January 28, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at the Oxford Seventh-day Adventist Church, Oxford, Maine. Those who desire, may make memorial contributions to Global Missions, 12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, Maryland 20904.
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Montoya1 -- Maria (Pat) Montoya, 48, a lifelong resident of New Mexico, died Thursday, January 25, 2001. She is survived by her fiancé, Tony Lopez; daughter, Irene Sanchez and husband, Christopher, all of Albuquerque; two grandchildren, Nicholas and Samantha; five brothers, Richard Lopez and wife, Linda of Albuquerque and Odie Baca and wife, Theresa of Belen, Antonio Baca, Frank Baca and Ramon Baca and wife Fela, all of Belen; eight sisters, Betty Sanchez and husband, Olojio of Orange County, CA, Clara Baca, Ida Ortiz and husband, Tony, all of Albuquerque, Cordelia Grady and husband, Shawn of Boston, MA and Jennifer Baca of Albuquerque, Luga Calles and husband, Jose, Emma Sedillo and Helen Aragon and husband, Pedro, all of Belen; and many nieces and nephews. Pat was a member of St. Therese Little Flower Church. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held at a later date. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Montoya2 -- The family of Mr. Alejandro C. Montoya would like to thank all their relatives and friends for the kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement; for the beautiful floral tributes and to Deacon Pat Santistevan for reciting the Rosary and to the Pallbearers. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Dr., SW in charge of arrangements.
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Oakes -- Peggy Oakes, 67, a resident of Albuquerque since 1969, died Thursday, January 25, 2001. She is survived by her sister, Patsy Heckman and husband, Wayne of Dixon, IL; brother, Jack Oakes and wife, Margaret of Albuquerque; nieces and nephews, Steven, Devon, Saralen, Andrew, Ellen, Deanna and Carla; and special friends, Elizabeth La Chey and husband, Marc and Greita Van Couvering, all of Albuquerque. Miss Oakes graduated from Rochelle Township High School in 1950. She received a R.N. from St. Anthony School of Nursing, Rockford, IL, a B.S.N. from Augustana College, Rock Island, IL, and received a M.S. from the University of New Mexico. Miss Oakes was commissioned as a missionary by the Presbyterian Church, and spent 10 years as a nurse on the Navajo Reservation in Ganado, AZ. She taught nursing for 14 years at the University of Albuquerque. Miss Oakes worked as a public health nurse until retirement, much of the time as a Ěrefugee nurse. She served as Chairman of the Board on the Refugee Association for several years. Miss Oakes was an active member of Immanuel Presbyterian Church since 1969 ordained both as a Deacon and an Elder, having served in other capacities. Memorial services will be held Monday, 3:00 p.m., at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 114 Carlisle Blvd. SE, with Rev. Joyce Lieberman and Rev. Chris Lieberman officiating. Interment will take place at White Rock Cemetery in Kings, IL. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Monday, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 114 Carlisle Blvd. SE, 87106 or Sandia Hospice, 4725 Indian School NE, 87110. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Paffett -- Marion Webb Paffett, 87, died Monday, January 22, 2001 at Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara, CA. Mrs. Paffett was born Nov. 5, 1913 in Philadelphia, PA to Thomas and Mary Seibert Webb. She was raised and educated in Philadelphia and was an accomplished oil painter. Marion lived in Albuquerque, NM for 45 years before moving to Lompoc, CA in 1995. She was a homemaker. She was survived by her daughter, Barbara J. West of Lompoc, CA; son, David L. Paffett and wife, Bonnie of Placitas, NM; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph F. Paffett in 1983. Services were held Friday, 1:00 p.m., at Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum Chapel, with Rev. Martha Honaker officiating. Entombment followed at Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum. Contributions may be made to the United Cerebral Palsy Association, 423 W. Victoria, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Patino -- Frank Patino, 85, a resident of Albuquerque since 1977, died Wednesday, January 24, 2001. He is survived by his daughters, Priscilla F. Bennett and husband, Arthur of Albuquerque and Loretta M. Lee of Hermiston, OR; son, Tom Baker and wife, Pat of Anaheim, CA; daughter-in-law, Alice Patino; 12 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Frank was preceded in death by his spouse, Sally Patino, one son, Anthonly J. Patino and 10 brothers and sisters. Mr. Patino was a member of the Catholic Church. Rosary will be recited Sunday, January 28, 2001, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. Mass will be celebrated Monday, January 29, 2001, 9:30 a.m., at Church of the Risen Savior, 7701 Wyoming Blvd. NE, with Monsignor Joaquin Bazan, Celebrant. Interment will take place at 12:00 noon at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Arthur Bennett, Paul Bennett, Chuckie Lee, Russell Young, Tom Baker, and Jerome Patino. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Sunday, January 28, 2001, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Family requests memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1330 San Pedro NE, Suite 205, 87110.
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Pugh -- Paul Wicks Pugh, 91, a resident of GreenTree at Post, died on January 25th. Mr. Pugh was a well-known poet among the residents of GreenTree , where he had resided for almost three years. Mr. Pugh was born in Bowling Green, Missouri, and moved with his family to Tacoma, Washington, when he was a young boy. Mr. Pugh graduated from Lincoln High School in Tacoma. After receiving a degree from the University of Puget Sound, he worked as a vocational rehabilitation counselor until deciding to work with the American Red Cross during World War II. He served from 1942-1946 as the Military Welfare Services Field Director in the Philippines, concentrating on Leyete Island. On March 31, 1946, he received a Citation for Meritorious Service from the American Red Cross. From 1946-1972, Paul served the state of Washington as a Supervisor of Vocational Rehabilitation. He was recognized with a Citation for Meritorious Service from the State of Washington's Division of Vocational Rehabilitation in 1969, for his work with the handicapped. During this time, Paul also volunteered his time to work with the Washington State Heart Association and the Cardiac Care Clinic of the University of Washington Hospital. As Vocational Consultant, his responsibility was to supervise the evaluation of employment potential for cardiac patients. In addition, he published and presented several papers for American Heart Association conferences. Mr. Pugh was a Life member of the National Rehabilitation Association. After retirement, Paul and his wife, Margie, enjoyed life in the mountains of Cedar Crest, New Mexico. Along with his love of gardening, fishing, and traveling, he was an active member of the Los Altos Christian Church. Since moving to Indianapolis, Paul has been very involved with his poetry, Bible study, activities at GreenTree and as a member of the Warren Hills Christian Church. Mr. Pugh was the widower of Margie. He is survived by his daughters, Joan LaBow of Redmond, Washington, and Anne Brown of Indianapolis; his sons, Richard A. Pugh of Camano Island, Washington, David F. Hill of Cedar Crest, NM and Ted Hill Jr. of Indianapolis; his sisters, Betty Crippen of Tacoma, WA and Jessamyn Sherman of Olympia, WA. His brother is the Rev. Samuel F. Pugh, who lives at Robin Run in Indianapolis. There are also eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by Shirley Brothers' Mortuary; there will be a Memorial Service at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 29th at the Warren Hills Christian Church. Memorial Donations may be sent to the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, or the Alzheimer's Association.
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Roach -- The family of Mrs. Delcida Roach would like to thank all their relatives and friends for the kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement, to Reverend Jerome Plotkowski, San Jose de los Duranes Catholic Mission, Celebrant of the Funeral Mass, to Doris Zamora for reciting the Rosary and the Pallbearers. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Dr., SW in charge of arrangements.
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Romero -- The family of Estefanita Romero 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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Sais -- Reuben Sais, a resident of Los Lunas, peacefully passed away while surrounded by my family on Friday, January 26, 2001. I was a veteran who served in the South Pacific and the Philippines Liberation. I served six years in the US Army and ten years in the NM National Guard obtaining the rank of First Lieutenant. I owned and operated Reuben's Appliance and Hardware/Reuben's Sports in Los Lunas for 35 years. After retiring, I worked for RAKS Building Supply for eight years. Bill Holliday and I started the VFW Post 9676 in Los Lunas and I became the First Commander. I was a staunch Republican and a friend to many Democrats. I was elected to the Los Lunas Village Council six times serving a total of 18 years, six of those were served as Mayor Pro-Tem. I am a member of the San Clemente Catholic Church. I was married on January 12, 1946 to Refugia (Cuca) Sanchez of Grants, NM, who was born to Jose G. and Elvira Sanchez, she preceded me in death in 1986. I am survived by my beautiful friend and partner of 12 years, Gloria Ortiz; my beloved daughter, Vera Ann Sais-Apodaca and her husband, Rick of Albuquerque; my granddaughter, Roxanne Tapia of Los Alamos; my grandson, Ron Tapia and his wife, Andrea of Tucson; my four brothers, Arthur and his wife, Beatrice; Eddie and his wife, Mildred; Jerry and his wife, Irene; Sammy and his wife, Pat, all of Los Lunas; my sister, Christine Sanchez and her husband, Emilio of Albuquerque; my two loving aunts, Sara Valenzuela and Stella Phillips; and one uncle, Fred Gallegos. I am also survived by my many loving nieces and nephews and my oldest and dearest friend, Andy Romero. I was very proud of having been a friend to Joe and Lily Tabet, father and mother of my loving Gloria. I would also like to thank all of Gloria's children for accepting me into their loving family: Kenny Trujillo and his wife, Ana, Jimmy Trujillo and his wife, Annette, Michael Trujillo and his wife, Emily, John and his wife, Carolyn, Dino and Bobby Trujillo and Lorraine Martinez. Also, all of my grandchildren, Joe; Julie; Carlos; Clarice; Frankie; Corinna; Christopher; Miguel; Mario; and Max. "Beloved, I am with you always. My strength is your strength. Rest assured that I will guide you through this and every circumstance that may arise." "Your faith in Me is surpassed only by My faith in you, for I created you with your own unique qualities and the ability to overcome any challenge." "Yes, I am with you always, so never let yourself feel that you are alone in any challenge or achievement. We are partners, and we are working together each day in creating more love and faith in the world." A Viewing will be held on Monday, 7:00 p.m. followed by a Rosary, 7:30 p.m. at the San Clemente Catholic Church. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, 2:00pm at the San Clemente Church followed by Interment in the San Clemente Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Alfred Sanchez, Gerard Saiz, Chris Sais, Bobby Trujillo, Reyes Sais, Jackie Aragon, Dr. Joseph Aragon, and Sammy Sais. Reuben's family requests that donations be made in his name to the San Clemente Catholic Church Building Fund. Romero Funeral Home, Belen, NM
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Salazar -- The family of Charlena Katari Salazar 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 Gene, Our Lady Of The Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Celebrant of the Mass and to the pallbearers, her Godfather's, David Sheriff and Louis Sena. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd SW in charge of the arrangements.
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Sanchez -- The family of Felix G. Sanchez 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 Jack, Holy Family Catholic Church, Celebrant of the Mass, to Linda Sedillos. Lucille Maez and Velda Ortiz for reciting the rosary and to the pallbearers. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd SW in charge of the arrangements.
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Sandoval -- A Rosary for Mr. Napoleon J. (Nap) Sandoval will be recited on Sunday, January 28th at 7:00 p.m. at St. Therese Catholic Church. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Monday, January 29th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Therese with Fr. John Plans presiding. Arrangements by Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Schairer -- Mildred A."Mickey" Schairer, 90, December 31, 1910 Pittsburgh, PA, passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2001, at her son's home in Sedona, AZ. She was a 40-year resident of Albuquerque and a member of Central United Methodist Church as well as Sedona United Methodist Church in Sedona in recent years. She is survived by her sons and wives, Don and Karen of Sedona, Ed and Sandy of Tijeras, NM; her five grandchildren, Eric, Amber, Abigail, Daniel and wife, Nicole, and Billy (Hoffman); two great-grandsons, Keith and Trent; sister-in-law, Betty Coburn and family; and numerous friends and extended family. She will be remembered for her loving and caring ways by all whose lives she touched. The Memorial Service will be at Central United Methodist Church, Saturday, February 3, 1:00 p.m. Donations may be made to American Heart Association in lieu of flowers.
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Schnoebelen -- 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 Marilyn J."Mari" Schnoebelen. French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
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Serna -- The family of Pablo Serna 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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Sizemore -- Luther A. Sizemore Jr., passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2001, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by Eula, his devoted wife of 46 years; also surviving are four daughters, Patricia and husband, Dennis Rowden, Maureen and husband, John Button of Oregon, Sharon and husband, Tom Brooks, and Jean and husband, Mike Congleton; and one son, James Ladell, all of Albuquerque; two sisters, Juanita Hutchins of Springfield, MO, and Martha and husband, R.V. Lynn of Edmond, OK; one brother, Arnold Gene and wife, Jeanne of California; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. As a strong labor leader, his life was devoted to the advancement of the working class people. His innovative ideas and compassion earned him the respect of his peers locally and internationally. Luther retired as Executive Secretary-Treasurer of New Mexico District Council of Carpenters. He was honored to receive his fifty year membership gold card. Luther loved his family, his union, and politics. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, January 29, 2001, at 2:00 p.m. at Carpenters Hall, 1021 Cardenas NE, Abq. 87110. (Ph. 268-4389). In lieu of flowers, donations in Luther's name may be made to Quality Continuum Hospice, 8001 Mountain Rd. Pl, NE, Suite 200, Abq, NM 87110. Cremation arrangements by Sunrise Society. 891-8200.
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Small -- Dr. Ella May of Fort Worth, TX, and a resident of Albuquerque, NM since 1962, passed away January 25, 2001. She was 89. She is survived by her brother, M.A. Small and his wife, Dorothy; nephew, Walter Small, and his son, Bryan of Albuquerque. She was preceded in death by nephew, William (Bill) Small of Albuquerque. She is also survived by Bill's family, his wife, Glenda Small and their children, Tessa, Aaron and Amber, all of Albuquerque. Dr. Small was very active in Fellowship Bible Church-in the Sunday School Department, and each year in the Vacation Bible School. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gospel Literature International, P.O. Box 4060, Ontario, CA 1761-1003. Dr. Small began her professional career in public schools at Fort Worth as an Elementary Teacher and High School Physical Education Teacher. She also was a faculty member of the University of Nebraska and the University of Iowa before she joined the Colorado State College faculty in 1946 as an Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education. She left CSC to become Director of Heath Education in the College of Health, Physical Education and Recreation of Texas Woman's University at Denton, TX. This move brought her to a part of the country with which she is familiar. She attended the elementary schools and high school at Fort Worth, TX. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Texas Woman's College, now Texas Wesleyan, at Fort Worth and her Master of Arts Degree, conferred in 1937, is from the Texas Woman's University to which she returned. She received the Doctor of Education Degree from UCLA in 1955 in Heath Education and Psychology. Her doctoral study was on staff relationships in college and university physical education departments. Immediately before coming to Greeley, she was engaged in recreational therapy for the American Red Cross in military hospitals and for nearly a year was stationed at Camp Carson General Hospital at Colorado Springs. She has been honored by membership in numerous professional organizations including Colorado Education Association, the American and Colorado Associations for Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Central Associations for Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Central Association of Physical Education for College Women, National Association of Physical Education for College Women, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and Pi Lambda Theta, National Education Sorority. She was chairman of the professional leadership committee of the National Association of Physical Education for College Women and was a member of the organization's constitution committee. Dr. Small was also a faculty member of Sam Houston State College in Huntsville, TX, before she joined the University of New Mexico in 1962, where she served as Professor of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. Dr. Small was appointed Chairman of the National Committee on the Coordination of School and Community Health Programs. The committee is part of the American School Health Association and includes representatives from the executive office and American Medical Association, health educators, nurses, physicians, and administrators from public schools, colleges, universities, and community and public health organizations. Dr. Small is coordinator of Health Education at UNM, president of the New Mexico School Health Association and council member of the Mid-Rio Grande Comprehensive Health Planning Organization. Dr. Ella May Small, former Professor and Coordinator of Health Education, The University of New Mexico, retired after 44 years of teaching-six in elementary and secondary school and 38 in colleges and universities. Dr. Small was presented with written tributes from students and co-workers bound in a"thesis" format at a large reception in the home of Dr. and Mrs. Paul B. Dearth. The New Mexico School Health Association established"The Ella May Small Education Award" in recognition of her contributions to health education in New Mexico. Services will be held Wednesday, January 31, 2001, 10:30 a.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. Interment will take place at Sunset Memorial Park. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE on Tuesday, January 30, 2001 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
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Stewart -- Ronald Keith Stewart, 48, passed away on January 25, 2001. He is survived by his two sons, David Stewart and Dennis Fogler of Arkansas; his parents, Charles Austin and Eula Mae Stewart of Bosque Farms; his brother, Kenneth and wife, Patsy of Mesa, Arizona,; his brother, Randy and wife, Cherie of Las Cruces, New Mexico; his brother, Lynn of Mesa, Arizona; his sister, Rhonda and husband, Mark of Albuquerque; his nephews and nieces, Kevin, Kim, Karen, Jessica, Allyson, Daniel, Josh, and Cady. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements provided by Metropolitan Direct Burial and Cremation Center.
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Trujillo1 -- In Loving Memory of John J. Trujillo February 2, 1926 - January 30, 2000wherever I go I see us as we were, inseparable.If love alone could have saved you, You never would have died.In life I loved you dearly In death I love you stillI remember on our anniversary the last dance we had, you asked for Volver Volver.I will always love you.Your loving wife, Delia, and FamilyMass will be offered for John, one year anniversary, January 30, 2001 at 5:30 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Parish. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2001
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Trujillo2 -- The family of Mr. Cipriano (Pano) Trujillo 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. Services were entrusted to Alameda Mortuary, 9420 4th St. NW
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Vigil -- Alice F."Adie" Vigil, 64, a lifetime resident of Cuba, NM, died Thursday, January 25, 2001. She is survived by her husband, Camilo Vigil; father, Virginio Sandoval; sister, Virginia Belarde and husband, Victor of Albuquerque; children, Janet Quintana and husband, Steve Quintana, Darlene Herrera and husband, Steve Herrera, Marty Vigil and girlfriend, Nea Montoya, Robert Vigil and wife, Susan Vigil, and Diana Suazo and husband, Clement Suazo; grandchildren, Dominic Herrera, Noah Quintana, Matthew Vigil, Anthony Vigil, Steven Herrera, Keith Suazo, Nicole Quintana, Carlos Vigil, Rachel Suazo, Jessica Vigil, and Brianna Vigil; and one great granddaughter, Nohelani Herrera. She was preceded in death by her mother, Nicky Sandoval; grandson, Phillip Vigil; and brother, Joe Wilfred Sandoval. Viewing will be held from 4:00 p.m. until time of Rosary. Rosary will be recited Sunday, January 28, 2001, 7:00 p.m., Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cuba, NM, with Guadalupanos and Catholic Daughters reciting. Mass will be celebrated at Monday, January 29, 2001, 11:00 a.m., at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cuba, NM, with Father Gene Bowski and Father John Sauter, Celebrants. Interment will follow at Parish Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dominic Herrera, Noah Quintana, Matthew Vigil, Anthony Vigil, Steven Herrera, Keith Suazo, Carlos Vigil, Rachel Suazo, Nicole Quintana, Jessica Vigil, Brianna Vigil, and Nohelani Herrera. Following mass, family will be receiving friends at a reception in Parish Hall. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
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Weir -- Geraldine Leighton Weir, 88, passed away recently at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. She was born in El Paso, TX August 3, 1912, to William C. Leighton and Pearl Parry Leighton. Her father served for many years in international railroad traffic management as cashier and general agent of the El Paso Southern Railway or Mexico Northwestern Railway. Her grandfather, James W. Leighton, an English Immigrant, settled in Socorro along with Joseph Edward Smith, renowned frontier photographer. James Leighton married Elizabeth Chadwick of Leeds, England, in 1885 in Socorro and in 1887 William was born in Kelly, NM as the first of six children. Of these Leighton children, one was born in the Territory of New Mexico, one was born in Mexico, one was born in England, and three were born in El Paso where the family finally settled. Later Marriages of this group of children brought to the family the names of Gilchrist and Rowland who were early settlers at Taos, Mora, and Las Vegas. Geraldine graduated from El Paso High School and later moved to Las Cruces when she married attorney Jess D. Weir in 1935. At this time, she joined the First Presbyterian Church of Las Cruces of which she remained a lifelong member. She was active in her church circle, the Christian Day Nursery, the Hospital Auxiliary, the Community Concert Assn., and the I.F.F. Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, her brother, Parry Leighton, and her sister, Mary Seddon. She is survived by her two sons, William Leighton Weir and wife, Connie of Albuquerque, and Jay Weir of Las Cruces; along with grandchildren Christy Weisz and Michael Weir of Albuquerque and Billy Weir of Peoria, AZ; she was also very fond of her three great-grandsons. At her request there were no services. Memorials may be made to the New Mexico Boys Ranch at Belen.
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Woolrich -- Ladona Jane Woolrich died Thursday, January 25, 2001, at her home in Farmington, NM. Ladona is survived by her husband, Larry Woolrich; and her two daughters, Judy Woolrich, and Lora and her husband, Tony Snow. Four grandsons, Jason and Justin Woolrich of Farmington, NM, Christopher and Matthew Cauthen of Edgewood, NM and one granddaughter, Jessica Snow of Aztec, NM; two brothers, Bill Anglin of Edgewood, NM and Dale Anglin of Albuquerque, NM. Numerous nieces, and nephews, and cousins who love her and will miss her dearly. Ladona is preceded in death by her parents, William and Lora Anglin, and her twin brother, Duane Anglin and nephew William Anglin. Services will be held at Sunset Memorial Park Chapel in Albuquerque, NM Tuesday, January 30, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. weather permitting. Arrangements by the Alternative Society of Farmington, NM. Family suggest that memorials be made to the CROHNS & COCITIS FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICA (CCFA) 386 PARK AVE. SO. NEW YORK, NY 10016
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