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Aguilar -- Funeral Services for Mr. Pablo Aguilar will be held on Monday at San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. Visitation for Mr. Aguilar will be held on Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. in the mortuary chapel. A Rosary for Mr. Aguilar will be recited on Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. at San Felipe Church. Arrangements by Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Arnett -- Michelle D. Arnett, age 39, a resident of Bernalillo, NM passed away Friday after a long battle with cancer. She is preceded in death by her father, Miguel Sisneros. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Arnett; children, Tristan and Mikeah; mother, Eloisa Sisneros; sister, Debbie Denk and her husband, Brain; brother, Michael Sisneros and his wife, Janet; brother, Andrew Sisneros; sister, Julia Maestas and her husband, Ray; father and mother-in-law, Joe and Rosella Arnett; sister-in-law, Janet Miller and her husband Brad, brother-in-law, John Arnett and his wife, Jessica, sister-in-law, Julie Griego and her husband, J.J.; plus numerous nieces, nephews and a lot of wonderful friends. Memorial services will be held 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 23, 2001 at Calvary Chapel, 4001 Osuna Rd N.E., Pastor Neil Ortez officiating. Please join the family and friends for dinner following the services at American Legion Post 69, 9000 4th St. N.W. The Family has asked in lieu of flowers please donate to the American Cancer Society. Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle N.E. are in charge of arrangements.
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Barron -- Ruby I. Barron, age 88, passed away Saturday. She is survived by son, Bobby McGraw; grandchildren, Katy Shultz, JoAnn Garcia, Teresa Quintana; great-grandchildren, Vince Torres, Everett Torres, Sonya Quintana, Christina Quintana, Christopher Baca, Ashley and Alanna Garcia; brother, LeRoy Brooks; numerous nieces and nephews; her church family and friends. Memorial Services will be held 4:00 p.m. Monday in the Chapel of Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle NE with Pastor Henry Powell of Berean Baptist Church officiating.
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Barros -- Armida E. Barros, age 62, passed away at a local hospital Friday morning, April 20, 2001. She was born July 14, 1938, in Cuba New Mexico to the late Rudolph F. and Maria L. (Montoya) Velarde. She is survived by her son, Steve P. Barros and his wife, Tammy McGuinness of Albuquerque, New Mexico; three sisters, Dorothy Velarde Gusdorf and her husband, Frank of Taos, New Mexico, Edith Velarde Massey of Cuba, New Mexico, Consuelo V. Chavez and her husband, Benito I. of Albuquerque; four grandchildren, Monique, Estevan, Tamara and Tanya. She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church. Ms. Barros was a Business Analyst with Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico for 36 years. Visitation will be Sunday afternoon April 22, 2001 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and the Rosary will follow in the Palm Chapel of the Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave SE. A Mass will be celebrated Monday April 23, 2001 at 9:00 a.m. at the Queen of Heaven Church located at 5311 Phoenix Ave NE. Pallbearers will be Steve Barros, John Brandt , Aaron Massey, Guillermo Elizalde, Frank Gusdorf and Benito I. Chavez. Honorary pallbearers will be Rudy Ben Chavez, Andrew Chavez, David Chavez, Vidal Velarde and Richard Velarde Sr. Interment will follow at approximately 1:00 PM at the Catholic Cemetery in Cuba, New Mexico. The arrangements for Armida E. Barros are under the direction of the Strong-Thorne Mortuary.
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Barry -- The family of Mr. Samuel Barry wishes to express their sincere appreciation to all relatives and friends who were so kind and supportive during their recent loss. Special thanks to Fr. Virgil Furfaro; Deacon Pete Santistevan; to those who sent flowers, cards, food and especially prayers.Your thoughtfulness will always be remembered. Services were entrusted to Alameda Mortuary, 9420 4th Street NW
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Beach -- The family of Mrs. Carolina C. Beach, would like to thank all their relatives and friends for their kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement to Father Francis Eggert, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, celebrant of the mass, to Father Ramon Aragon, Father Lambert Luna, Father Lucian Hendren Rev. Juan Mendez, Deacon Hugh Hackett, Deacon Jim Baca and Deacon Frank See, concelebrants of the mass; to Presbyterian Hospice for their care and to the pallbearers. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW in charge of the arrangements
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Benavidez -- Visitations for Mr. Reynell Benavidez will be today from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Alameda Mortuary; followed by a Rosary 4:00 p.m. this after noon. Final viewing will be Monday morning from 8:30 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 5414 Fortuna NW, where the Mass of Christian burial will follow at 9:00 a.m. Interment will be at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 11:30 a.m.. Funeral services are entrusted to Alameda Mortuary, 9420 4th Street NW. 898-3160
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Blankfield -- Nancy (Carrigan) Blankfield. Nancy, born January 20, 1928, departed this life April 19, 2001 following a long struggle with cardio-pulmonary disease. A native of Philadelphia, PA she had resided in Belen, NM for 27 years. She is survived by her husband of almost 52 years, Col. Wm. H. Blankfield Jr, USAF (Ret), of the home; son, Peter and daughter-in-Iaw, Deborah of Tucson, AZ; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends in various parts of the country. Following graduation from West Catholic High School For Girls in Philadelphia, she worked for THE EVENING BULLETIN in that city until her marriage in 1949. She spent over 20 years as an Air Force wife, serving at several AF Bases in the U. S. and installations in Newfoundland, Spain and Thailand. It fell to her to keep the family together and organized during numerous moves and the absences of her husband, tasks she performed exceedingly well. She was also very active in social and civic activities, often in leadership roles. She was key to whatever successes her husband achieved. Shortly after arrival in NM, Nancy became a member of the St. Joseph Hospital Auxiliary. She worked every service and was especially effective in managing internal hospital blood drives. Her hard work and supportive nature were rewarded when she was elected Auxiliary President for the 1984-85 business year. During the course of her nearly 20 years service at St. Joseph she made many friendships which endured until her passing. III health forced her to cease volunteer work earlier than she would have liked. Nancy will be sorely missed. A Memorial Service will be held at the St. Joseph Hospital Chapel at 11AM, Tuesday, 24 April, in conjunction with the scheduled Mass. Friends are cordially invited . In lieu of flowers or other remembrances, it is Nancy's wish that donations be made to either the St. Joseph Health Care Foundation or Sandia Hospice. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. Albuquerque. 505-343-8008.
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Bloys -- Warren D'Or Bloys Jr., 86, of Las Cruces, NM, passed away at Aspen House, Thursday, April 19, 2001. Mr. Bloys was born to Warren D'Or Bloys Sr. and Lena Shelton Bloys oon March 5, 1915 in Fort Davis, TX. On October 8, 1938, in Fort Collins, CO, he married Genevieve Birch. Mr. Bloys graduated in Forestry from Colorado State University and worked over 30 years for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Colorado, Montana, and California. He was State Supervisor in New Mexico at the time of his retirement in 1971. He then developed a pecan orchard near Tularosa, NM. In 1984, he learned Navajo weaving and wove about 50 rugs and wall decorations. He was a very active member at First Presbyterian Church of Alamogordo and served as an Elder for several years. Mr. Bloys served during WWII in the United States Navy and was a member of the Rotary and Elks Club, and the International Pecan Growers Association. Mr. Bloys has been a resident of New Mexico since 1958. Mr. Bloys is survived by his wife, Genevieve, of the family home. children, Sandra Kay Roberts of Cherry Lake, Madison, FL, Jerelyn Bloys Eich of Las Cruces, NM, Warren D'Or Bloys III of Boulder, CO; grandchildren, Rebecca C. Eich, Jason E. Fink, Craig J. Eich, Lara N. Dillingham; great-grandchildren, Cole Dillingham, Zoey and Bailey Fink, Jacquelyn and Alexander; sisters, Elizabeth Parker of Portland, OR and Mildred Nored of Fort Davis, TX; and five step-children; and four great-step-grandchildren. At his request cremation has taken place and no services are scheduled at this time. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Alamogordo, 1318 14th Street, Alamogordo, NM 88310 or to the First Presbyterian Church, 103 E. Ave. C, Fort Davis, TX 79734. Arrangements are with Graham Mortuary, 555 West Amador, Las Cruces, NM 88005.
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Campbell -- Erma Gertrude Campbell, 86, a resident of Albuquerque since 1950, died on Wednesday, April 18, 2001. She is survived by her son, Kenneth W. Campbell Jr. and wife, Betty of Albuquerque; two grandchildren, Robin Campbell and wife, April and Eric Campbell, all of Albuquerque; great-grandchildren, Dillon and Dayton; sister, Nancy Brandt and husband, John of Harrisburg, PA; and brother-in-law, Lee Campbell and wife, Carolyn of Anaheim, CA; Erma was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth W. Campbell Sr., in 1987. Erma was a pioneer member of Hoffmantown Baptist Church and worked at Sandia National Labs for 17 years. Services are pending.
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Chilton -- Lyman F. Chilton, 65, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother, was taken home to be with our wonderful Saviour, Jesus, on April 20, 2001. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Jeannine; son, Wes Chilton and wife, Elizabeth; daughter, Dana Chilton, all of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Brandon and Amanda Barnhouse of Farmington; sister, Jane Mohon and husband, Wayne of Albuquerque; and brother, Glen Chilton and wife Gerry, of Elephant Butte, NM. Mr. Chilton was preceded in death by his parents, John and Augusta Chilton; and brothers, John Chilton and James Laster. Lyman served in the Army National Guard for 8 years. He worked at Southern Union Gas Company for 10 years. He also worked for PNM for 25 years, retiring in 1988. After retiring, he drove a school bus for APS for three years, transporting special needs children. Mr. Chilton was a member of Christ the Ray of Hope Lutheran Church. Date and time of services are pending. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Christ the Ray of Hope Lutheran Church, 7001 San Antonio NE, 87109. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Copeland -- James D. Copeland, 85, died Tuesday, April 17, 2001 of complications from emphysema. Born April 21, 1915 in Elkins, NM ninth of ten children, he had a fascinating life. Joining the Navy in 1939, he became a pilot and served in the Pacific. He met his beloved wife of 46 years, Margaret in Australia. Retiring in London in 1963, he returned to New Mexico and lived here the remainder of his life. Independent to the end, he walked to the hospital one week before he passed away. He is survived by his daughter, Pamela of New Jersey and her husband, Michael; son, Robert and his wife, Karen of Santa Fe. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret. Cremation has taken place. Sunrise Society 891-8200.
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Cowles -- The family of Steven W. "Steve" Cowles thanks their many friends and relatives whose sympathy and thoughtfulness will always be gratefully remembered and deeply appreciated. French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
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Dogliani -- Frank Mario Dogliani, 92, born and educated in Piedmont, Italy, died on Friday, April 20, 2001, in Albuquerque. Frank was a practicing civil engineer who worked in Europe, Africa, and North and South America in mining, heavy construction and the oil industry. He had many fond memories of working with his compatriots at Con ConCreto, Medelln, Colombia. Frank was married 62 years to Norwegian born Hilma, whose late Father went to the Galapagos Islands on a Norwegian expedition in the 20s. Frank and Hilma had one son, a physicist, Harald, graduate of the US Air Force Academy, who is married to Santa Fe attorney, Lois. Frank's father, the late Ignasio Dogliani, was Engineer-in-Charge of the District of Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy, with his French wife, the late Margherita. They had five children, the oldest son, the late Vincenzo, was mayor of Cuneo, Italy. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Duckworth -- James L. Duckworth, 65, passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2001 after a short illness. Mr. Duckworth was born on February 6, 1936 to Lester and Esther Duckworth in Minnesota. Mr. Duckworth is survived by a son, Mitchell; three daughters, Cheryl Perkins and husband, Bob, Diane Johnson and husband, Chris, and Karen Duckworth; seven grandchildren all of Minnesota, and the Pollo family and many friends in Albuquerque. Mr. Duckworth moved to New Mexico in 1985 and was a real estate appraiser for many years. He was a member of the VFW American Legion and Edelweiss Am Rio Grande German American Club. Services were held on April 19, 2001 at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the Veterans Administration Hospital for their wonderful care of Jim during his illness. Cremation arrangements by Sunrise Society of NM. Ph-891-8200.
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Fritzges -- Frank Charles Fritzges, Sr. Born on July 2, 1920 in Santa Fe, NM to his parents, Henry and Frieda Fritzges. Frank C. Fritzges passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2001 in Albuquerque. Frank grew up in Santa Fe and served in the US Army with the 19th Combat Engineers during WWII. He saw military service in North Africa and Italy during his enlistment. Frank married his childhood sweetheart Mary Lou McDuff on July 6, 1942. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59, years Mary Lou; a daughter, Agnes Lee Brooks; and his brother, George. He is survived by his children Linda Susan Rivers Lubbock, TX and Frank C. Fritzges, Jr. Albuquerque; sisters, Agnes Vanderwal and Edith Scales Albuquerque and Thelma McCarty El Paso; also surviving are grandchildren, Scott Hibner, Eric Fritzges, and Jennifer West; and his devoted dog, Penny. Frank moved to Albuquerque in 1962 with his family to continue his career in retail furniture sales. He was a devoted husband, companion, father and grandfather. Since his early childhood, he deeply enjoyed hunting, camping, and fishing in New Mexico. He shared his great love of the outdoors with his children and grandchildren. They will always cherish that aspect of him. Frank was a sensitive, caring soul with a wonderful sense of humor immediately sensed by those who knew him. He will be greatly missed. Interment will be in the National Cemetery in Santa Fe at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday April, 25, 2001.
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Frizell -- Essie Hanson Frizell, 98, of Raton died Friday, April 20, 2001 in Raton. She was born March 13, 1903 in Haskel County, Texas the daughter of George and Maud Hines, Hanson. Mrs. Frizell had worked for Rubins in Raton for many years and had owned and operated her own cafe. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rema and one son, Kenneth. She is survived by two daughters, Elsie Federici and husband, William of Santa Fe, NM, and Betty Nutt of Tucumcari, NM; one son, Jack Frizell of Raton; one sister, Erna Hanson of Stanford, TX; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Monday April 23 from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home in Raton. Services will be Tuesday, April 24 at 11:00 a.m. at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Hensley officiating. Burial will be at the Fairmont Cemetery in Raton. Arrangements for Essie H. Frizell are under the direction of the Yaksick-Long Funeral Home.
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Garcia -- The family of Elizabeth Anne Garcia 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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Giles -- Samuel L. Giles, Sr., MSgt U.S. Army, retired, 76, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away April 19, 2001. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Upon his retirement from the military, he was employed with Sun Tran of Albuquerque for several years. Mr. Giles was also active as a 33rd Degree Mason and Shriner. He is survived by his sons, Samuel L. Giles, Jr. and Willie D. Giles, both of Albuquerque; and daughter, Shirley Giles of Littleton, CO. Visitation for Mr. Giles will be Tuesday, April 24, 2001, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at Shiloh Baptist Church, 608 Avenida Cesar Chavez SE. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 25, 2001, 10:00 a.m., at Shiloh Baptist Church, with Pastor Victor Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery, with military honors provided by the National Guard. Hillcrest Funeral Home 225 San Mateo NE 265-5959
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Gonzales -- The family of Mr. Roque Gonzales, would like to thank 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 Frank Prieto, St. Joseph On The Rio Grande Catholic Church celebrant of the mass, to Mrs. Stella Chavez for reciting the Rosary and to D.A.V. Chapter 3 for the Military Honors. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd. S.W. 87121 in charge of the arrangments.
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Graff -- John Paul Graff, 45, passed away in Albuquerque on April 13, 2001. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Marge Graff. He is survived by his daughter, June Graff of Chapel Hill, NC, sisters; Mary Ann Thornton of Denver, CO, Lee Booth of Houston, TX, Laurie McGraw of Denver, CO, brother, Matt Graff of Eugene, OR, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends in Texas, Missouri, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania who loved and will miss him. Cremation and a private service have taken place. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services 2919 4th NW Alb. NM 87107 343-8008.
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Griffin -- George Mack Griffin, 85, a longtime resident of Albuquerque, died Tuesday, April 17, 2001. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Betty Griffin; daughter, Cathy Thompson and husband, Steve Thompson; grandson, Gary Griffin, all of Albuquerque; and son, Dale Griffin and wife, Joyce Griffin of Carlsbad, NM. Cremation has taken place and private Memorial Graveside Services will be held at Santa Fe National Cemetery. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association New Mexico Chapter, 1330 San Pedro NE, Suite 205, Albuquerque, NM, 87110. Arrangements by Aspen Funeral Alternatives, 1935 Juan Tabo NE (323-9000).
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Gurule -- Lucy R. Gurule was born February 29, 1932, and went to join her husband, Tobias Gurule who preceded her in death on April 19, 1999. A lifelong resident of Sile, Lucy passed away April 19, 2001, and is survived by her children, Toby Gurule Jr., and wife, Stella of Algodones, Leroy Gurule of Sile, Olga Rubio and husband, Ruben of Algodones, Conrad Gurule and wife, Felicia of Sile, Dolores Marquez and husband, Monce of Sile, Julie Salas and husband, Anthony of Bernalillo, Gloria Rodriguez and husband, Martin of Sile; brother, David Segura and wife, Charlotte of Santa Fe; sisters-in-law, Angie Keel and husband, Robert, Sylvia Mills and husband, Robert, Grace Baldonado all of San Pablo, CA.; brother-in-law, Juan Manzanares of Santa Fe; 18 grandchildren; one great-grandchild and numerous relatives and friends. Services will be held at St. Barbara Catholic Church in Sile. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 23, 2001. Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24, 2001 with burial following at Sile Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Martin Rodriguez, Monce Marquez, Ruben Rubio, Anthony Salas, Clyde Segura, and Ralph Manzanares. Honorary pallbearers will be Manuel Rubio, Aaron Salas, Christopher Gurule, Adrian Martinez, Marty Martinez, Joseph Martinez, James Gurule, Mikey Torres, and Joey Ramos. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST, NW. Albuquerque. 505-343-8008.
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Haegelin -- Ruby Anne (Coleman) Haegelin, 98, passed away at her Stillwater, OK residence on March 25, 2001. Services are under the direction of Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Stillwater, OK. Ruby was born on August 2, 1902 in Akron, KS to Harry Leonard Coleman and Elizabeth (Lunceford) Coleman. She is preceded in death by her parents, a brother, D.O. Coleman, two husbands, and a son, Arthur. Survivors are her daughter, Virginia Newell of Stillwater, OK; a son, Charles A. Haegelin of Albuquerque, NM; as well as nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Private graveside services will be held in Topeka, KS.
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Harbour -- Ellen L. Harbour, 42, a resident of Albuquerque since 1961, died Friday, April 20, 2001. She is survived by her father, John T. Harbour and wife, Bonnie Wimberly-Harbour; mother, Barbara L. Harbour all of Albuquerque; sister, Eileen R. Cook of Albuquerque; brothers, Steven Habour and wife, Becky of Santa Fe, NM, and Daniel Harbour and wife, Darlene of Albuquerque; stepsister, Gayla Chapman and husband, Randy of Vernon, Texas; stepbrother, Bill Wimberly and wife Barbara of Oklahoma City, OK; nieces, Emily and Elizabeth Harbour, Cassy Romero, Linn Conrad, Kate, Sarah, and Lauren Wimberly and Christina Burris; nephews, Jonathan and Tyler Cook, Chip Romero, Paul Sileo, and Seth Burris. Ms. Harbour was a 1976 graduate of Eldorado High School, she was an Army Veteran and was a member of the Costeau Society. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. at French Mortuary-Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (3 blks north of Paseo del Norte). In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Presbyterian Hospice Inpatient Services, 8300 Constitution NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112. French Mortuary-Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW.
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Harrity -- Harry Harrity, 73, a resident of Albuquerque since 1989, passed away after a short illness Thursday, April 19, 2001. Harry was born and raised in Argentine, Kansas where he was employed by the Santa Fe Railroad for 32 years. He also served his country in the Merchant Marines and United States Army. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Fred. Harry is survived by his wife JoAn; stepsons Timothy Anders and family of Dallas, Texas and Bradley Anders and family of Wichita, Kansas; brothers, Mike, Joe, and Robert of Kansas City, Kansas; sisters, Sara Deatherage of West Plains, Missouri, Rita De Gruson of Arma, Kansas, Mary Lynch of Shawnee, Kansas, Leona Thompson of Argentine, Kansas, and numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday April 23, 2001 at Albuquerque Bible Church located at 320 Montano N.W.. Interment will follow in the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 12:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, emorial contributions may be made to Cancer research or charity of your choice. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th Street N. W. Albuquerque. 505-343-8008.
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Henderson -- Richard D. Henderson, age 70, passed away April 19, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Gloria; three children, Daniel, Vicki, James, and their spouses; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Robert; mother-in-law; sisters and brothers-in-law; several nieces, nephews, and many other friends and relatives who loved and will miss him. He was involved with the Telephone Poineers, and Ballut Abyad Shriners. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be held at Risen Savoir Catholic Church on Monday, April 23, 2001, at 10:00a.m. Interment will be held at the Santa Fe National Cemetery on Monday, April 23, 2001 at 3:00 p.m. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. Albuquerque.
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Holliday -- Vadie Mae Holliday born Mary 28, 1936 passed away on Friday, April 13, 2001 in Albuquerque, NM. She is survived by her siblings, Marie Thomas, Frank Harris and Evelyn Smith; her children, Tommye Ann Brzozowski, Daniel Brzozowski and Cherryl Lasater, Juanita Holliday Barrera and husband, Jeorge, Lynne Holliday Lucero and husband, Clyde, Rebecca Holliday Griego and husband, Jonathan; and her beloved grandchildren and great-grandson, Jeannie Brzozowski Gonzales, Michael Gill Griego, Gareth Griego, Kelsi Griego, Ashlee Barrera and Marcos Gonzales. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at the Monterey Baptist Church, 12501 Lomas Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM. Arrangements were provided by Metropolitan Direct Burial and Cremation Center, Inc. 729 San Mateo Blvd. NE Albuquerque 256-9400. www.AlbuquerqueNM.com
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Jaenke -- Martin G. Jaenke, Ph.D., 89 Renowned ScientistMartin G. Jaenke, Ph.D., 89, of Alamogordo, died Friday, April 20, 2001, in Alamogordo. He was born October 22, 1911 in Tannenberg, Germany, the son of Pastor Alfred and Kaete (Buchwald) Jaenke. He received his basic education in one of the traditional German Boarding Schools (St. Afra, Meissen, Saxony) and studied at the Technical University in Danzig (Gdansk) and Dresden, where he received his M.S. in 1936 and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 1939. In 1940 he married Eve, the daughter of Dr. Carl and Else (Martin) Timann. During World War II, Dr. Jaenke worked in private industry. In 1952 he accepted an invitation to work for the U.S. Air Force under the "Paper Clip" project. The family have made their home in Alamogordo, becoming U.S. citizens in 1958. Dr. Jaenke held various leading positions at Holloman Air Force Base. His areas of professional interest were computer research and inertial navigation and guidance of missiles and aircraft. He retired from civil service at Holloman AFB in 1974, receiving the Award for Exceptional service to the U.S. Air Force. During his retirement, he continued to work as a consultant to the U.S. Air Force. He was co-founder of the New Mexico Research Institute which investigated methods of desalinizing water under the Tularosa Basin. He was a Fellow member of the former American Rocket Society, now the prestigious American Institute of Astronautics and Aeronautics, one of the smallest and most exclusive of engineering societies. He pursued his favorite hobby, archaeology, by joining digs in Mexico, Guatemala, Africa, Wales, and many other places. He worked with the Alamogordo High School promoting vocational and scientific education through his active participation in founding and organizing the Alamogordo Science Fair. He served as president of the Alamogordo Rotary Club, and was a recipient of the Rotary Club's Paul Harris Award. Dr. Jaenke was a charter member of Our Savior Lutheran Church. Acknowledging his many scientific achievements, he was inducted into the Space Hall of Fame in 1993. Survivors include his wife, Eve of Alamogordo; a daughter, Marlene Mayfield of Las Cruces; two sons, Rainer Jaenke of La Luz Canyon, and Harald Jaenke of El Paso; and a grandson, Billy Marr of Denver. He was preceded in death by his youngest son, Tim, in 1987. Memorial services will be conducted Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1212 Washington, Alamogordo, with the Rev. Michael Struck officiating. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to their favorite charity. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home, Alamogordo.
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Januskiewicz -- Joe A. Januskiewicz (Janski) died Friday, April 6, 2001,at the age of 63 after battling cancer for a year. Born in Warren, Rhode Island on March 12,1938, he was the son of the late Thomas C. and Simone M. Januskiewicz. He joined the Air Force in 1956 and was stationed in Biloxi, MS, and later in New Mexico where he spent most of his life. He'd also lived in California briefly. Most recently, he'd spent a number of years in Texas, but returned to Albuquerque in October of 2000 to be with his children. He was self-employed in retail for most of his life, loved to travel and had seen almost the entire U.S. Joe also loved the mountains, wildlife, and fishing. His many hobbies included trains, weightlifting, and a great interest in U.S. history, especially the old west and Civil War eras. He was preceded in death by his parents and older brother, Marcel Januskiewicz, and is survived by his son, Joseph T., and daughter, Andrea A., and her fiancé, Paul Pressley; as well as very close friends, Phillip D. and Jacqueline R. Mascarenas, all of Albuquerque; and his beloved German shepherd, Chacotah. Family members in Rhode Island include sisters, Jeanine and husband, Emilio Squillante, Denise and husband, Bill Coyne, and Janet Viscione; and brother, Paul Januskiewicz and wife, Liz; as well as brother, Del Januskiewicz and wife, Gail of Maine. The family wishes to extend warmest gratitude and love to Sandia Hospice, especially to Sandy, Mark, and Barbara. Sincerest thanks also to Laurel View Nursing Home. Cremation has taken place. Services were officiated by Father Ronald Bruckner of Our Lady of Annunciation Church, followed by burial at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. Albuquerque. 505-343-8008.
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Jaramillo -- Samuel J. Jaramillo passed away peacefully in the loving arms of his family on Saturday, April 21, 2001. He was 85 years old. Mr. Jaramillo was born in Los Ancones, NM, where he lived his early years. Mr. Jaramillo was a proud veteran of the United States Army. He participated in several campaigns during World War II. He was involved in the invasion of Sicily and then through Italy and Oran Africa. He was with the combat engineers with the 345th division attached to the 5th Army. After the war he came home and married his wife, Asencion M. Martinez and moved to Colorado to work for the railroad in Pando. Later he worked for Bandelier National Parks Service and in Los Alamos, NM. He and his wife raised five children who always remained the center of their lives. During his life Mr. Jaramillo enjoyed working with wood and made several outstanding pieces of furniture. Mr. Jaramillo was a member of the American Legion Post 90 and belonged to the Laborers' International Union of North America. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1995. He is survived by his two sisters, Adelina Montoya and Feliz Jaramillo of La Madera NM; by his three sons: Tony Jaramillo and wife, Manuelita, Simon Jaramillo and wife, Adelaida, Larry Jaramillo and wife, Diana; two daughters: Rosie Pacheco and husband, Arthur, and Theresa Crocker and husband, Jack; nine grandchildren: Antionio, Estefanita, Sonia, Isaac, Sammy, Frances, Matthew, Sara and Danielle, also Mark and Lanette. Visitation will be held Monday Evening at 6:00 p.m. at St. Therese Little Flower, Rosary Services will follow at St. Therese at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Therese Little Flower Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. with the Reverend John Plans as celebrant. Interment with military honors will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Matthew Jaramillo, Antonio Jaramillo, Estefanita Maestas, Isaac Pacheco, Sonia Jaramillo, and Sammy Jaramillo. Mr. Jaramillo's family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Quality Continuum Hospice for their loving care, and to Raley's Supermarket on Coors & Montano. Arrangements by Salazar and Sons Mortuary.
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Jaramillo -- The family of Mr. Daniel E. Jaramillo, 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 Viera, Holy Family Catholic Church, celebrant of the mass and to Albert Parra, for reciting the rosary. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd SW in charge of the arrangements.
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Koester -- Alice E. Koester, 96, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2001, and she was a lifelong resident of Albuquerque. Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Harry F. Koester; and grandson, Michael A. Tenbroeck, and she is survived by her son, Lee F. Koester; daughter, Louise Tenbroeck and husband, Donald; son, Harry E. Koester; numerous grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. Services are pending. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. Albuquerque. 505-343-8008.
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Kromeke -- Charles W. Kromeke, 82, a resident of Albuquerque for 34 years formerly of Baltimore, passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2001. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Rita Kromeke of Albuquerque; daughter, Teresa Nolan and husband, Mike of Peralta, NM; son, Michael B. Kromeke and wife, Jean of Deming, NM ; grandchildren, Mark J. Kromeke of North Carolina, and Matthew D. Kromeke of Albuquerque; 9 nieces and nephews in Baltimore, MD. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Werner Kromeke and Anna K. Kromeke; brother, James V. Kromeke; and sister, Elizabeth Wagner. He served in the Army Tank Corp during WWII in Northern Africa. Friends may visit on Monday, April 23, 2001 at French Mortuary, Wyoming Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. with a Rosary being recited at 6:00 p.m. Services will be held at Gate of Heaven Chapel, 7500 Paseo Del Norte NE on Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at 10:00 a.m., with Father Bob Chabot officiating. The family would like to thank Laurel View Health Care System, Vista Care Hospice of Albuquerque, Manor Care Camino Vista and the Veterans Administration Health Care for all the attention and tender care of Charles. In lieu of flowers we ask anyone who reads this to become aware of the needs of the community of our elderly and their caretakers. Volunteer time to help families in need of an extra hand during their time of special concerns. One day we will all need that extra help. French Mortuary, Wyoming Chapel 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE
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Logan -- Marshall "Logan", Logan, Jr., 65, a resident of Soddy Daisy, Tennessee, and formerly of Albuquerque, passed away on April 13, 2001. Marshall was born May 25, 1935 in Greenup, Kentucky. He had been employed by United Auto Salvage, and Capo's Salvage for 20 years. Marshall is survived by his wife, Shirley; children, Isaac Logan of Bosque Farms, Michael Logan of Hixson, TN; sister, Matilee Carter of Greenup, KY; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A Graveside Service will be held on Monday, April 23, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at Vista Verde Memorial Park, Sara Rd. at Meadowlark Ln. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary, Rio Rancho.
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Mulligan -- Elsie O. Mulligan, April 6, 1911 - December 23, 2000. A Memorial Service will be held April 25, 2001 at 1;00 p.m. at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. Mrs. Mulligan was predeceased by her husband, William (Bill) Mulligan. She is survived by her daughter, Joan Costello and her family of Albuquerque; sons, Brian of Great Britain and Michael of the United Arab Emirates and their families.
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Natonek -- Louis J. Natonek, 83, a resident of Albuquerque since 1970, died on Wednesday, April 18, 2001. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Harriet Natonek; son, Robert Blake and wife, Julie of Austin, TX; grandchildren, Julene Metcalf and husband, Todd of Spicewood, TX, Shawna Burgess and husband, Tate, Davis Robert Blake and Brittni Graham all of Austin, TX; great-grandchildren, Jacob and McKenzie; sister, Dorothy Thomas and brother, Stanley Natonek and wife, Eve. Louis was a member of the New Mexico Facetors Guild. He served in the United States Navy during the WWII. Cremation has taken place. French Mortuary, Wyoming Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd N.E.
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Perez -- The family of Antonio Perez Solis 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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Quist -- Maurice M. Quist Sr., 73 passed away April 19 of ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). He served 20 years in the Air Force retiring in 1966. He then was employed for 20 years at KAFB retiring from the Defense Nuclear Agency in 1986. He is survived by his wife, Fran of 54 years; son, Maurice Jr. and his wife, Louise; daughter, Pamela and her husband, Nick Lovato; grandchildren, Ashley, David and Michelle Quist. A Memorial Service will be held at All Saints Lutheran Church, 4800 All Saints Road NW., on Monday, April 23, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Andy Anderson officiating. Interment will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery on Monday, April 23, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. with full military honors. In lieu of flowers contributions should be made to University Home Care/Hospice, 4001 Indian School NE, Suite 300, ABQ, 87110. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. Albuquerque. 505-343-8008.
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Rivera -- The family of Thomas Rivera 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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Romero -- The family of Ageda 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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Romero -- The family of Linda M. 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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Salazar -- The family of Bessie Vicenta Salazar 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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Sedillo -- Maria Stella Chavez de Sedillo, 84, a life long resident of the Los Lunas area, passed away on Friday, April 20, 2001. Stella, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, lived her life of 84 years in the Catholic and Lord's way. She truly walked the path of Christ having many friends and family members. Born in Los Lunas to Thomas and Dolores Chavez on March 12, 1917. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jesus Luciano Sedillo in 1991; her son, Bernardo Sedillo in 1971; her daughter, Petra Sedillo Gallegos in 2001; her father and mother, Thomas and Dolores Chavez; four brothers, Frank; Thomas; Carman and Mariano. Stella is survived and mourned by her family. Her daughters, Dolores and her husband, Alfonso Jaramillo; Rosemary Lopez; Ymelda Sedillo; Victoria and her husband, Carlos Otero; Marie Stella and her husband, Steve Gabaldon; and one son, H. Lloyd Sedillo and his wife, Marisa; 31 grandchildren, Renee; Jeff; Henry; Ben; Janet; Beverly; Veronica; Geraldine; David; Rosemary; Leonella; Isabelle; Adolph; Robby; Tommy; Pamela; John Shannon; James; Valerie; Daniel; Diego; Carlos; Mario; Victoria; Heidi Marie; Karie Ann; Stella Noel; Angela; Christian; Lloyd Jr; and John Jesse; 36 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Lucy Lovato; Margaret Castillo and Francis Gabaldon; and her many loving nieces and nephews. There will be a Viewing on Monday, April 23, 2001 at the San Clemente Catholic Church from 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:30 pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at the San Clemente Catholic Church with Interment following at the El Camposanto de Libertad de Sedillos in El Cerro. Pallbearers will be Renee Jaramillo Blythe; Janet Lopez Micaletti; Pamela Hogue; Valerie Gallegos Boltz; Victoria Otero; Heide Marie Gabaldon; Juliette Castillo; and Regina Chavez Torrez. The family requests that donations be made in Stella's name to the Saint Clemente Catholic Church Building Fund, 244 Luna Ave. NE, Los Lunas, NM 87031. Romero Funeral Home, Belen, NM
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Sollins -- Bernard Sollins, 94, a resident of Albuquerque for 16 years, died Friday, April 20, 2001. He was the loving father of Ellen Berger of Baltimore, MD; and Jeffrey Sollins, MD, of Albuquerque, NM. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Annette Sollins on December 1, 1991. Mr. Sollins never missed a day of work in 45 years and was always on time. He never took or expected anything that didnt belong to him and had one hell of a sense of humor. Mr. Sollins will be deeply missed. Services and burial will take place in Baltimore, MD., Sol Levinson & Bros. Funeral Home, 8900 Reisters Town Rd., Baltimore, MD., 21208. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Chabad of New Mexico, 4000 San Pedro Dr. NE, 87110. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Taziri -- Kimie Taziri, 72, of Albuquerque, died Tuesday, April 17, 2001. She is survived by her husband, Jimmie Taziri; daughters, Kini Jill Adler and husband, Wayne Robert Adler of Reno, NV; Jeni Kay Reed; husband, Michael Leroy Reed; and grandson, Matthew Taziri Reed of Albuquerque; brothers, Masaji and Koji Sugano; and sisters, Kiiko Horiuchi and Mitsue Mizukami. Mrs. Taziri was born March 20, 1929, in Rock Springs, WY. A private memorial service will be held Sunday, April 22, 2001, at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Foundation.
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Torres -- Joseph Frank Torres, Jr., passed away peacefully at his Santa Fe home early Thursday, April 19, 2001. He was a native of Trinidad, Colorado, but a long time resident of Santa Fe, NM. Frank and Patricia E. Heaton were married in St. Helens, England on October 25, 1958. Frank served as a United State Air Force Officer for 15 years. He received a bachelor's degree from Denver University, a Masters from the University of Maryland, and a Masters from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was a real estate businessman in Santa Fe for 30 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Judge Joseph Frank Torres, Sr., and Crusita K. Torres; and a brother, Lawrence Torres. Frank is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Patricia E. (Heaton) Torres of Santa Fe; four sons: Bruce F. Torres, Mark F. Torres, MD, and wife, Jenevie, Matthew R. Torres, and Brett T. Torres, all of Santa Fe; four granddaughters; and two grandsons. He also is survived by numerous friends and family throughout the world. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday, April 23, 2001 at Berardinelli Family Chapel. A Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Monday evening at St. Anne Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at St. Francis Cathedral. Interment with military honors will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Frank's family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the Hospice Center for their loving care during his illness. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, 1399 Luisa, 984-8600. www.berardinelli-mortuary.com
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Torrez -- The family of Mrs. Nellie O. Torrez wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all relatives and friends who were so kind and sympathetic during their recent loss; to those who sent the beautiful floral tributes, cards, food, and especially prayers. Your kindness will always be remembered. Services were entrusted to Alameda Mortuary, 9420 4th Street. NW
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Vigil -- In Loving Memory of Lawrence"Larry" Vigil January 25, 1929 - April 22, 2000Your gentle face and patient smile with sadness we recall, you had a kindly word for each and beloved by all. The voice is mute and stilled, the heart that loved us well in true. Bitter was the trial to part from you. Your not forgotten, loved one, nor will you ever be, as long as life and memory last we will remember you. We miss you now our hearts are sore as time goes by we miss you more. Your loving smile your gentle face no one can fill your vacant place. Your loving wife, Alice, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and your dog, Sparky.
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Welch -- Corinne Corky J. Welch, 73, passed away Friday morning, April 20, 2001 due to complications caused by a massive stroke. Corky is survived by a son, Bob Welch and wife, Lucy; three daughters, Donna Troy and husband, Bruce, Susan Welch, and Linda Taber and husband, Ted; grandchildren, Jennifer Brandon and husband, Greg, Rebecca Troy, Kimberly and Kevin Welch, Justin and Tara Amundson, Rachel Taber, Janna and Jeff Hobson and Megan Taber; three great grandsons, Jordan and Hayden Brandon and Anthony Salinas; sister-in-law, Kara Welch; nephews, Edward and Billy LaGrave and Allen Welch; niece, Kara Lee Welch and numerous other family members and friends that she considered family. Corky was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Jack Welch and by her grandson, Teddy Taber. Corky displayed a most adventuresome spirit when she moved from the city of Chicago to live out West in the Estancia Valley with husband, Jack. Her adventure continued as she gave birth to four precious children. Tenacity and dedication enable her to spend over 28 years with GMAC before retiring in 1986. She participated in hot air ballooning in the valley, camping and boating with friends at Elephant Butte while valiantly battling debilitating osteoporosis. She was recently honored with a lifetime membership in the Albuquerque Boat Club and enjoyed regular luncheon meetings with the Republican Party Dirty Dozen. She became a member of the Westside Hoffmantown Church and loved being a greeter and participating in the Women's Ministry Bible Study. Her strong, quiet, gentle, determined, giving, and kind spirit will be most remembered and greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. The dedication she reflected has made her a woman of honor and dignity in the sight of her children. They are so blessed to have had her as a mom and to know without a shadow of a doubt that she is now in the presence of her Lord and Savior who loved her and died for her. Services will be held Monday, 10:00 a.m. at French Mortuary-Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW with Rev. Bruce L. Troy, officiating. Interment will take place at the Town of Estancia Cemetery at 12:30 p.m. Friends may visit French Mortuary-Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course NW (3 blks north of Paseo del Norte) Sunday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorial gifts to the Building Fund at Hoffmantown West Church, 2600 American Rd. SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124 or New Mexico Boys and Girls Ranch, c/o 6209 Hendrix NE 87110. French Mortuary-Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW.
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West -- Leonard C. West, a resident of Albuquerque since 1949, crossed over April 19, 2001 at the age of 92. He was preceded in death by his wife, Genev a West and grandson, Kevin Anderson. Surviving him are his wife of 16 years, Nona West; daughters, Gayle Anderson and Vicki Torr; grandchildren, Keri Anderson and Michelle Barton; great-grandchildren, Kathryn Magee, Amory Barton and Lena Barton. Leonard was born November 28, 1908 on a farm in Lincoln County, Kansas. He moved to Muleshoe, Texas at an early age and lived there until after he married, started a family and always considered himself a Texan. Leonard was a member of the Elks 51 Club and attended the First Baptist Church. He will be remembered for his gentle manner, wry sense of humor, great memory, exact sense of where he was even though he couldnt see, and his cowboy boots, jeans and cowboy hat. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Noonday Ministries, P.O. Box 25451, Albuquerque, NM 87125. A Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2001, 2:00 p.m. at French Mortuary ,Wyoming Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd N.E. with Rev. Steve Taylor and Rev. Dennis Lihte, officiating. .DMP
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