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Baca -- Erlinda Baca passed away at the age of 42 on Sunday, May 20, 2001. Mrs. Baca was preceded in death by her loving husband of 27 years, Lawrence Baca; her grandson, Lawrence Baca III; and her mother Antonia Vigil. Erlinda is survived by her loving five children; two daughters, Maryann Baca and husband, Michael Sosa and Rose Baca and husband, Vance Chino; three sons, Lawrence Baca, Jr. and fiance Danielle, Maragrito Baca and Seymour Baca; five wonderful grandchildren who she loved very much, Gabriel Baca, Martin Chino, Marisol Sosa, Michael Chino, and Angel Baca; five brothers; one sister; and many nieces and nephews. Mom we love you very much you will always be in our heart until we meet again your loving children. Rosary will be recited Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE, with Deacon Andrew Chavez reciting. Mass will be celebrated Thursday, 10:00 a.m., at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Broadway and Pacific Streets, with Father Jose Farias, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Pallbearers will be Al Baca, Mike Baca, Johnny Sanchez, Elias Gallegos, Lonzo Lajensse and Gilbert Martinez. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Sosa and Vance Chino. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Bell -- Francis E. Bell (Frank), age 85, resident of Albuquerque for 50 years passed away at the Paloma Blanca Nursing Home on Monday, May 21, 2001. He was born February 7, 1916 in Olean, New York to the late Harold S. and Marion (Oakleaf) Bell. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Bell of Albuquerque; two daughters, Susan Bell of Santa Fe, Katherine Koster of Sudbury, Massachusetts, and one brother, H. S. Bell Jr. of Madison, New Jersey; two grandsons and numerous nieces and nephews. He graduated from Princeton University in 1937 where he majored in political science at the Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs. Mr. Bell was a WW II naval veteran serving in the Pacific Theater throughout the war. He survived the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, taking his destroyer to sea while under fire. Following the war he remained active in the Naval Reserve, throughout his life attaining the rank of Commander, USNR. In 1947 he married Nancy Hartshorne of East Orange, NJ. In 1951 Mr. Bell brought his family from the East to live in Albuquerque and rapidly became a passionate, enthusiastic promoter of the many cultural and natural benefits of life in New Mexico. He loved the outdoors involving the family in camping and hiking outings throughout this and neighboring states. He also enjoyed international travel visiting Europe, Mexico and South America on many occasions. He was important to his many friends in New Mexico, Scandinavia, England, Mexico, Chile and the Eastern U.S. While living in Albuquerque he was associated with the Sandia National Laboratory where he recruited technical personnel from across the country to serve at the Laboratory. He was also involved in the Laboratory's Affirmative Action Program as well as other personnel matters. His last assignment at the Laboratory was as a member of the legal staff. His civic duties consisted of Vice President and board member of the Chaparral Girl Scout Council. He participated in major fund drives for his Alma Mater and Pitzer College, Claremont, California. He was a National Trustee and local Board Member for the Amigos de las Americas, a paramedical organization that sends youth to field experiences in Central and South America. A Memorial Service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in the Sanctuary at 11:00 a.m. on Friday May 25, 2001. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Amigos de las Americas P.O Box 5901-J Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109 or the Presbyterian Hospice of Albuquerque. Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave SE is in charge of arrangements.
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C De Baca -- Col. Leo C de Baca, U.S.A.F. (Ret.), 77, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died Monday, May 21, 2001. He is survived by his loving bride of 59 years, Henrietta C de Baca; daughter, Marsha K.B. McGuire, both of Albuquerque; grandchildren, 1st Lt. Ryan T.B. McGuire and wife, Jennifer of the NMANG, Rory L.P. McGuire of San Mateo, CA and Mindy R. McGuire of Albuquerque; brothers, Nathaniel C de Baca, Jr. of Albuquerque, Miguel A. C de Baca of Long Beach, CA and Fernando C de Baca and wife, Cecilia; sister, Lucy C. Nunn and husband, Frank, all of Albuquerque; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Col. C de Baca was born in Wagon Mound. He graduated from Albuquerque High School in 1940. Leo joined the U.S. Air Force in January 1943 and served his country for over 30 years, retiring in 1973. During his career in the service he served as an infantryman, fighter pilot, diplomat, and commander. He served on all seven continents during his years in the military. In his retirement,"Eeo" was a loving grandfather, spending as much time as possible with his grandchildren. Leo and Henri opened Lady Bug Flowers in 1975 and operated it until 1995. He was a member of the Daedalians, 32nd degree Mason of Taipei, Taiwan ROC, and was involved in many civil organizations including LULAC and IMAGE here in Albuquerque. He was also a lifelong member of El Buen Samaritano United Methodist Church. Leo loved singing and was an original member of the Albuquerque French Boy Choir. He is now bolstering the tenor section of Heaven's choir. Services will be held Friday, 10:00 a.m., at El Buen Samaritano United Methodist Church, 700 Granite Ave. NW. A reception will be held at the Knights of Columbus, 609 14th Street SW, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and all are welcome. Interment will take place at 2:30 p.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Thursday, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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C De Baca -- Col. Leo C de Baca, U.S.A.F. (Ret.), 77, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died Monday, May 21, 2001. He is survived by his loving bride of 59 years, Henrietta C de Baca; daughter, Marsha K.B. McGuire, both of Albuquerque; grandchildren, 1st Lt. Ryan T.B. McGuire and wife, Jennifer of the NMANG, Rory L.P. McGuire of San Mateo, CA and Mindy R. McGuire of Albuquerque; brothers, Nathaniel C de Baca, Jr. of Albuquerque, Miguel A. C de Baca of Long Beach, CA and Fernando C de Baca and wife, Cecilia; sister, Lucy C. Nunn and husband, Frank, all of Albuquerque; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Col. C de Baca was born in Wagon Mound. He graduated from Albuquerque High School in 1940. Leo joined the U.S. Air Force in January 1943 and served his country for over 30 years, retiring in 1973. During his career in the service he served as an infantryman, fighter pilot, diplomat, and commander. He served on all seven continents during his years in the military. In his retirement,"Eeo" was a loving grandfather, spending as much time as possible with his grandchildren. Leo and Henri opened Lady Bug Flowers in 1975 and operated it until 1995. He was a member of the Daedalians, 32nd degree Mason of Taipei, Taiwan ROC, and was involved in many civil organizations including LULAC and IMAGE here in Albuquerque. He was also a lifelong member of El Buen Samaritano United Methodist Church. Leo loved singing and was an original member of the Albuquerque French Boy Choir. He is now bolstering the tenor section of Heaven's choir. Services will be held Friday, 10:00 a.m., at El Buen Samaritano United Methodist Church, 700 Granite Ave. NW. A reception will be held at the Knights of Columbus, 609 14th Street SW, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and all are welcome. Interment will take place at 2:30 p.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Thursday, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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Cunningham -- Donald Gene Cunningham, 65, died in his home Monday, May 21, 2001, of lung cancer. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Helen, three sons, Terry, Allen and Michael; one daughter, Donna; three sisters, Rolene, Dianne and Sharon; and one brother, Larry. Memorial services will be held at 1 pm, Saturday, May 26, 2001, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 2605 Foothill SW, Albuquerque. In lieu of flowers, Gene requested that memorial contributions be made to the Los Lunas Kingdom Hall Building Fund, P.O. Box 1726 Los Lunas, NM 87031.
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Darnell -- Jack Darnell "J.D.", 41, a resident of Albuquerque, left this life Wednesday, May 9, 2001. J.D. was born in Shawnee, OK, July 6, 1959. He was raised by his grandmother who he now joins in Heaven. J.D. will be remembered as a kind, generous, non-judgemental, talented man with a keen sense of humor and distinctive voice. He is survived by his numerous close friends who were "family," and his adored cat, "Bugs". A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, May 27, 2001 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Ranch. Contributions may be made in J.D.'s name to New Mexico AIDS Services Food Bank, 625 Truman NE 87110, 938-7117, or charity of choice. Burial is pending.
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Davis -- Alonzo Merit Davis, 88, resident of Rio Rancho for 25 years, went to be with the Lord May 18th, 2001. He was the son of Alonzo and Abbie Ball Davis. He leaves his wife of 62 years Sabina (Sara) Sbordone; two daughters Jill and her husband Richars Haines of Connectticut, SUzanne Manthei of Rio Rancho. Two granddaughters and family in Connectticut and his sisters Florence and husband Caharles Logue and many nephews and nieces. He came to Rio Rancho when he retired from Pratt and Whitney and made many good friends, volunteered at the Senior Center, fishing club and St. Paul's Church. He was a good friend to all and will be missed greatly. Memorial services at St. Paul's Church will be held Thursday May 24th at 10:00 a.m. on American Road Rio Rancho
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Dubray -- The funeral services of John J. DuBray, Sr. are pending. He is survived by his wife, Carmen Caire DuBray; three children, Veronica DuBray,John J. DuBray, Jr. and Mary Helen DuBray; his daughter-in-law, June DuBray; three grandchildren, Christine M. DuBray, John J. DuBray III, Alizia AnnDuBray; two great-grandchildren, Larry Joe DuBray and Harley Nicolle DuBray; and many nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400Third St. SW.
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Dyckes -- George W. Dyckes, 84, Sarasota, FL died May 18, 2001. He was born in Corry, PA and moved to Sarasota from Albuquerque, NM in 1984. He was a graduate of Gannon College, Erie, PA and retired as a chemist with Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM in 1984. He is survived by his daughter, Marilace Rix of Dudley, MA; two sons, Bruce A. Dyckes of Albuquerque and George A. Dyckes of Fair Oaks, CA; and two grandchildren. Graveside Services will be 12:00 noon Thursday, May 24, 2001 Sarasota Memorial Park, Sarasota, FL. Wiegand Brothers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Ferguson -- John Hermiston Ferguson, born in Titusville, PA on May 30, 1914, passed away May 10, 2001 in Albuquerque, NM. He is preceded in death by his wife of 50+years, Olive Ferguson. He is survived by his son, Skitch Ferguson and his wife, Lee; daughters, Ann Magetteri and her husband, Dave, Rebecca Magee and her husband, Larry; grandchildren, Scott Ferguson, Heather Willingham and her husband, Dean and Andrew Fergus Magee; great-grandchildren, Maranda and Landon Willingham and Aren Ferguson. Mr. Ferguson was a student at the University of Wisconsin where he was proud to be have played football. He was a Veteran of WWII as an Army Captain in the infantry. Memorial donations may be made, in Mr. Ferguson's name, to the Animal Humane Society of NM, 615 Virginia SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108, (505) 255-5523 or to the Alzheimer's Association of NM, 1330 San Pedro Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, (505) 266-4473. No memorial services are planned. Cremation arrangements by the Sunrise Society of NM, 891-8200
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Fireovid -- In loving memory of E. Eugene (Gene "Pop") Fireovid, 63, who died Tuesday, May 22, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Diane S. Fireovid of the family home; daughters, Kelly Rogers and husband, Troy and their children, Dustin, Zack and Blade, Shelly Cavasos and husband, Mark and their children, Whitney, Craig and Gage; mother, Dorothy Fireovid; sisters, Marilyn Miller and husband, Ken and Connie Thomas; sister-in-law, Elaine McKinley and husband, Tom; and many other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his son, Craig Alan and his father, Dean Fireovid. He was a retired teamster of local union 492, a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and a member of Elks Lodge #2500. He was an avid sports and outdoorsman. He enjoyed slow pitch softball and bowling. Services will be held Thursday, 2:00 p.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1100 Indian School NE, with Pastor Larry A. Wright officiating. Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Montpelier, OH. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Gene's memory, 1100 Indian School NE, 87104. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Flinchum -- James Luther Flinchum, age 75, a resident of Albuquerque since 1950, died on May 19, 2001. He was born in McAlester, Oklahoma, on June 18, 1925. Known by all as "Jim," he is survived by Joann Flinchum, his wife of 54 years, son Mike Flinchum and his wife of California, daughter Sherry Koberstein and her husband of Vancouver Island, (Canada); five grandchildren, Rebecca, Kristen, and James Flinchum, Rhiann Grills, and Katie Koberstein; and by 3 sisters, Frankie Redfoot of Dallas, and Mazie Gourley and June Wetsel of Tijeras; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Jim was preceded in death by his father and mother, William and Delia Flinchum, his brother Lawson Flinchum, and his sister Julia Wagner. A carpenter by trade, Jim started the Flinchum Construction Company in 1971. As a General Contractor, Jim was blessed of the Lord with an excellent staff and knowledgeable advisors, as the company advanced with contracts at many of the area military bases. Jim appreciated the outdoors, often enjoying hunting and camping trips with close friends. As a young father, Jim made a personal commitment to Jesus Christ, was baptized, and has remained an active member of Baptist churches in Oklahoma and in Albuquerque for the past 53 years. Jim was a charter member of the Bel-Air Baptist Church of Albuquerque, and also served in the Parkview Baptist Church, Tijeras Baptist Church, and Eastern Hills Baptist Church. Ordained a deacon, Jim taught Bible classes and served on various committees. Through the influence of his friend and pastor, Calvin Beach, Jim sensed God's leading to participate with International Crusades, of Dallas, Texas, in a trip to Mexico in 1978. A deep love for missionary work resulted, with Jim making 43 trips, visiting 16 countries on five continents. Jim found great satisfaction sharing his ever-growing faith in Jesus Christ, often serving as a lay preacher. A memorial service will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 24, 2001 at Eastern Hills Baptist Church, 3100 Morris N.E., with lunch to follow. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Wednesday, May 23, 2001, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Burial and graveside services will be held Friday, May 25, 2001 at Resthaven Memorial Park of Shawnee, Oklahoma. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to International Crusades, 500 S. Ervay #409A, Dallas, Texas, 75201.
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Gronewald -- Elmer "Pat" Gronewald, 68, a resident of Albuquerque since 1957, died Sunday, May 20, 2001. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Betty Gronewald of Albuquerque; son, Pat Gronewald and Daneen of Albuquerque; daughter, Patricia Key of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Afton Gronewald, Maggie Gronewald, and Joshua Easley; brothers, John Gronewold and wife, Earlene of Decatur, IL and Joe Gronewold and wife, Mary of Avon, IL; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his eight sisters and two brothers. Mr. Gronewald was a member of Church of The Good Shepherd, Western Teamsters Local 492, and the National Rifle Association. Memorial service will be held Wednesday, May 23, 2001, 11:00 a.m., at Church of The Good Shepherd, 7834 Tennyson NE, with Rev. Stephen Halsted officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Church of The Good Shepherd, 7834 Tennyson NE, 87112 or Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 3150 Carlisle NE, Suite 35, 87110. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
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Halstead -- Robyn JoyceMay 23, 1960 - June 16, 2000IN LOVING MEMORYDon't think of her as gone away- her journey's just begun, life holds so many facets- this earth is only one. Just think of her as resting from the sorrows and the tears in a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days and years. Think how she must be wishing that we could know today how nothing but our sadness can really pass away. And think of her as living in the hearts of those she touched... for nothing loved is ever lost- and she was loved so much.Greatly missed and dearly loved by Michael, Mom, Kathi, Jana, Heather, all of your friends and pets.
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Higginbotham -- Ewell Edward Higginbotham, Jr., 80, a resident of Albuquerque since 1956, died Sunday, May 20, 2001. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Glenna Higginbotham of Albuquerque; daughters, Carolyn Cleveland and husband, Tom of Elephant Butte, Gloria Gooch, Kathryn Higginbotham, Sue Bercovitch and husband, Steve, and Ellen Gilbert and husband, Joe, all of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Shannon Doran, Greg Gooch, Tawny Statzer, Jenny Gilbert, Lynzee Gilbert, Joey Gilbert, Philip Bercovitch, and Matthew Bercovitch; great-grandchildren, Kassidee Statzer, Emily Statzer, Alina Gooch, and Juliette Gilbert. He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Cahill and brother, George Higginbotham. Mr. Higginbotham was a very generous, kind, and loving husband, father, and grandfather who will be missed by all who knew him. He was born in Sherman, TX where he graduated from high school. Mr. Higginbotham attended Texas A & M. He married Glenna Allen on July 19, 1941. He entered the United States Navy in which he proudly served until his honorable discharge in March of 1946. After his discharge, the family moved to Los Alamos where he was a security guard at AEC until going into the moving business in 1953. They moved to Albuquerque in 1957 purchasing Dalton Mayflower Moving and Storage. In 1965, he purchased part interest in Ralston Oil Company from which he retired in 1982. He loved playing golf all around the world and made a hole-in-one at Four Hills Country Club. Hig enjoyed playing seniors baseball, traveling and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of Four Hills Country Club and First Baptist Church. Graveside service will be held Wednesday, May 23, 2001, 4:00 p.m., at Sunset Memorial Park, 934 Menaul with Pastor Rick Donaho officiating. Pallbearers will be Matthew Bercovitch, Philip Bercovitch, Steve Bercovitch, Joe Gilbert, Joey Gilbert, and Tom Cleveland. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to American Parkinson's Disease Association, 1250 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY, 10305. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
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Jones -- June Fischer Jones, 91, a resident of Albuquerque since 1971, died Sunday, May 20, 2001. June was born on June 10, 1909 in Vincennes, IN. She was raised in St. Louis, MO and graduated from Harris Teachers College. She is survived by a daughter, Kathryn Olson and husband, John of Albuquerque; sons, Gordon Jones and wife, Margaret of Antioch, TN and Robert Jones and wife, Nancee of Starkville, TN; grandchildren, Gwyneth Olson of San Mateo, CA, Paul Olson and wife, Sandra Fortier of Grand Island, NE, Susan Jones-Szabo and husband Gary of Berkeley, CA, Davy Jones of Antioch, TN, Griffith Jones, Christopher Jones and Sarah Jones, all of Starkville, MS; great-grandchildren, Trefor and Sabrina Szabo of Berkeley, CA; and many loving family and friends. Her husband, Grant R. Jones preceded her in death in 1980. After moving to New Mexico from Wisconsin in 1949, June worked in libraries in Clovis and Santa Fe. In Albuquerque she belonged to the Retired Officers Wives Club, bridge club and widows group. June was an associate member for 56 years of the Community of St. Mary in Wisconsin. She was a member of St. Thomas of Canterbury Episcopal Church. The family wishes to thank the staff of Manor Care Heights, the staff of Vista Care Hospice and the staff of Haven Care for all the care and love they gave June and support given to her family. Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, May 24, 2001 at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Memorial Eucharist services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, May 28, 2001 at St. Thomas of Canterbury Episcopal Church, 425 University Blvd, NE with The Rev. Carole McGowan, officiating. A reception will follow the memorial service at the church. Friends may visit on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd, NE. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Thomas of Canterbury Episcopal Church, 425 University Blvd, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106 for the Philippine Ministry.
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Jones -- Richard L. Jones, 52, passed away May 20, 2001 at Carlsbad Medical Center. Richard Lee Jones was born September 14, 1948 in Carlsbad to Albert Lee and Mildred Janice Barrett Jones. He was raised and educated in Carlsbad, graduating from Carlsbad High School in 1966. Richard was a plumber by trade and owned J&J Mechanical. For the last five years, he has been the Mechanical Inspector for the State of New Mexico. Richard met and married Patricia Rose Bailey in Carlsbad on February 13, 1970. He loved to restore and fly airplanes of all types and belonged to the E.A.A., Experimental Aircraft Assoc. He volunteered his time to Noah's Ark Animal Refuge and was a member of the Cancer Support Group. His father, Albert Jones precede him in death April 1971. Richard is survived by his wife, Patricia Jones of the family home; son, Ricky Lee and wife, Roxanne Jones of Moriarty; mother, Mildred Allen of Carlsbad; sisters, Shirley Cottingham and husband, Hal of Carlsbad and Barbara Pyle and husband, Pat of Houston, TX; granddaughters, Cecelia and Aurelia Jones of Moriarty; nephews, Patrick Pyle of Kansas and Brant Cottingham of Carlsbad. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at the West Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dirk Roberson of Golden Services Hospice officiating. Burial will follow at the Carlsbad Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Wayne Brazeal, Danny Hunter, Gerald Cass, Henry Gomez, Everett Wheeler, Ralph Lopez. Honorary Pallbearers will be all other friends. Memorials can be made to Noah's Ark Animal Refuge Inc. 3417 Ferguson Road, Carlsbad, NM 88220. West Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Mckelvy -- Mary Catherine McKelvy, 87, a resident of Albuquerque, died Monday, May 21, 2001 in her home. She was born on October 6, 1913 in Abilene, KS to Bruce and Margaret Gleissner. Employed by TWA as an executive secretary, she was transferred to Albuquerque where she met and married George W. McKelvy in August 1941. While her husband was in the military, they lived in various cities, but eventually migrated to Albuquerque. In 1954, she started work as a legal secretary for the Moses, Dunn, Farmer and Tuthil Law Firm and remained their faithful employee until her retirement thirty years later. Mrs. McKelvy was very involved in politics, served as a volunteer for the Republican Party, and was an avid follower of Rush Limbaugh. In her retirement years, she traveled extensively enjoying the sites and cultures of Ireland, Germany, Italy, Great Britian and other parts of Europe. As a lover of fine music, one of her greatest pleasures was attending the Symphony with her close friends. She is survived by her four sons, Bruce McKelvy of Albuquerque, Warren McKelvy and wife, Roberta of Roswell, David McKelvy of Los Angeles, CA and Stephen McKelvy of Las Vegas, NV; granddaughters, Colleen McKelvy of Los Angeles, CA and Liana McKelvy of Bozeman, MT; grandsons, Ian McKelvy, Zach McKelvy, Mark McKelvy, Luke McKelvy, all of Roswell and Kevin McKelvy of Bozeman, MT; brother, Bruce Gleissner of Mobile, AL; two nephews, John Gleissner and Bruce Gleissner; and two nieces, Wilhima "Billie" Peinovich and Roxanna Jones. Services will be held Thursday, 11:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, with Pastor Rick Donaho officiating. Cremation will follow services. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
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Morga -- Emma Lee Morga, age 87, a resident of Albuquerque died Sunday May 20, 2001. Mrs. Morga is survived by one daughter Mary Walker of FL a daughter in-law Helen Hendrix of Las Cruces NM; three sons Jim Hendrix of Albuquerque NM, Eddie Morga of CA, and Gene Morga of AZ and twelve grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband William Morga and one son Larry Hendrix. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday May 25, 2001 at 10:00 am in St Joseph's on the Rio Grande Catholic Church, 5901 St Joseph Dr NW with Father Frank Prieto celebrant. Internment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. Strong-Thorne Mortuary at 1100 Coal Ave SE is in charge of arrangements.
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Musselman -- Florence Musselman, 97, a resident of Albuquerque, died on Sunday, May 20, 2001. She is survived by her daughters, Gloria M. Pleu of Clarence, NY and June M. Zelin of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Robert C. Zelin, II of Mankato, MN, G. Robert Pleu and wife, Sharon of Albany, OR, Terry J. Zelin and wife, Shelley of Albuquerque and Marcy M. Pleu-Lunell and husband, Sean of San Jose, CA and great-grandchildren, R. Clayton Zelin, III, Byron R. Zelin, KC Renee Pleu and Scott Lunell. Florence was preceded in death by her husband, brothers and sisters. She was also the last family member of 13. Florence was a lifetime member of the Catholic Church. Services will be held on Thursday, May 24, 2001, 10:00a.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd N.E. Family prefers memorial contributions be made out to: All Faiths Receiving Home, P.O. Box 6573, Albuquerque, NM 87197 or the Albuquerque Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 351, Albuquerque, NM 87103.
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Otero -- The family of Rumaldo (Rudy) Otero Jr. wishes to express their sincere appreciation to all family and friends for the support and kind expressions of sympathy received during our time of loss. Thank you so much. Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors were in charge of his arrangements.
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Rascon -- Steve Rascon, 49, passed away at home May 20, 2001. A native New Mexican, he will be remembered as a loving son, father, and brother who was loved by all who knew him. He is survived by his daughter, Renee Lopez; mother, Susie Rascon; brothers, Michael Rascon, Albert Rascon, and Danny Rascon; sister, Debbie Rascon; and numerous other family and friends who loved and will miss him. A Memorial Rosary will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church on Friday, May 25, 2001 at 7:30 p.m. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW.Albuquerque. 505-343-8008.
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Remembrance -- On Monday, May 28, 2001 at 10:00 a.m., Harris-Hanlon Mortuary will be hosting a Memorial Day Remembrance Service at the Mountainair Cemetery in Mountainair, New Mexico. The public is invited to attend this special time of remembrance to gather together and pay tribute to loved ones who have passed away. Harris-Hanlon in conjunction with the Mountainair Cemetery will be placing flags on each of the veterans' graves as a visible tribute to the service they gave for our country. The service will take place at the Veterans Memorial display that was dedicated last year. Coffee and pastries will be served following the service.
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Riley -- Mrs. Hazel D. Riley, 90, a resident of Old Laguna, New Mexico passed away on May 21, 2001. Mrs. Riley is the beloved mother to one son, Roger Riley Jr. and wife Kathy;, daughters, Victoria Paquin, Mae Scott and husband Fred, Clara Green and husband Alfred, Gloria Louis and Madeline Ruiz and husband Douglas; she is also survived by one sister, Louise Lucas; 31 grandchildren; 48great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Roger Riley, a daughter, Martha Garcia and a son, Emerson Riley. Mrs. Riley was a member of the Catholic Church. A rosary will be recited Wednesday evening at 7:00 at the family home in Old Laguna. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday morning at 11:00 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Old Laguna with Father Berard, celebrating the mass. Interment will follow at the Old Laguna Cemetery. Pallbearers will be, Ivan Paquin Jr., Fredrick Scott Jr., Alfred Green Jr., Zachary Garcia, Karl Scott and Robert Riley. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd SW in charge of the arrangements.
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Rinaldi -- Mary Lou Rinaldi, age 78, a former long time resident of Albuquerque, died May 19, 2001 in Omaha, NE. Her husband, Philip P. Rinaldi preceded her in death. She is survived by her son, Rolando Rinaldi and wife, Patricia of Omaha, NE; daughter, Leticia Piro of Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren, Caprice Piro of Phoenix, AZ, Julia Rinaldi of Chicago, IL, Andrew Rinaldi of Omaha, NE, Carlo Rinaldi and wife, Sheri of Omaha, NE, Nicholas Rinaldi and wife, Vanessa of Omaha, NE; great-grandson, Philip Piro of Phoenix, AZ; sisters, Lucille Esquibel of Albuquerque, NM, Ann Perez of Vista, CA. The Rosary will be recited 7:00 p.m. Wednesday in Palm Chapel of Strong-Thorne Mortuary. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Church of the Risen Savior 7701 Wyoming NE, with the Reverend Dennis Garcia, Celebrant. Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave. SE, in charge of arrangements.
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Salas -- Robert Leon Salas, 84, passed away at home surrounded by his family. He was a loving husband, father and grandpa. He was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes, and is survived by his children, Betty Gonzales and Bobby Salas; granddaughter, Gaylene Gonzales; and grandson, Alfred Gonzales; and many great grandchildren, aunts, uncles, and cousins who loved and will miss him. Viewing will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon at Direct Funeral Services. A Graveside Service will be conducted by Ed Kaufman at Santa Fe National Cemetery on Thursday, May 24, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. Albuquerque. 505-343-8008.
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Shea -- George J. Shea, a resident of Albuquerque passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2001. George is survived by his dad, James Shebler of Rio Rancho; his mother, Debbie Petito of Rio Rancho; son, Richard Alexander Shea; daughter, Jordyn Shea both from Albuquerque. George has two sisters, Lynne and husband, Chris McLamb from Rio Rancho, Melissa and husband, Chris Jones from Albuquerque. George will be dearly missed by all of his family and friends. Visitation for George will be on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 and on Thursday, May 24, 2001, at 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and then 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Rio Rancho Funeral Home. Funeral Service for George will be on Friday, May 25, 2001 in the Chapel of Rio Rancho Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Earnest Key, Officiant. Interment will follow at Vista Verde Memorial Park in Rio Rancho. Services under the care of Rio Rancho Funeral Home, 2400 Southern Blvd., Rio Rancho, NM 87124 (505) 891-9192.
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Shelton -- Dorothy A. Shelton, 86, a resident of Albuquerque since 1950, died Saturday, May 19, 2001. She is survived by her son, Rev. Ira J. Shelton and wife, Diane; daughter, Pat D. Lindley and husband, Bob, all of Albuquerque; six grandchildren, Melissa Miller, Todd Lindley and wife, Patty, Jason Lindley, Stacey Hunter and husband, Jeff, Doug Shelton and Lisa Shelton; four great-grandchildren, Justin Miller, Chase Miller, Brittney Lindley and Jarrod Lindley; brother, Raymond Daniel and wife, Winona of Woodlands, TX, Gerald Daniel of Conroe, TX, Edward Daniel and wife, Betty of Montgomery, TX and Lowrey Daniel and wife, Johnnie of Tyler, TX; and sister-in-law, Lena Rae Jones of Austin, TX. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Pat Shelton in 2000 and a granddaughter, Sarah Shelton. Graveside services will be held Thursday, 2:00 p.m., at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE, with Rev. Ira Shelton officiating. Pallbearers will be Todd Lindley, Jason Lindley, Bob Lindley, Jeff Hunter, Doug Shelton and Ira Shelton. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Starr -- Elmer Charles Starr, 93, a resident of Albuquerque since 1934, died Monday, May 21, 2001. He is survived by his children, Betty and Leon Wiley, Bonnie and Cliff Everett, Judy Starr and Jeanette and Jim Brenholdt; 14 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Kathryn; and his second wife, Josephine. As was a general contractor, he was involved in much of the early development and beautification of New Mexico roads, parks and monuments, such as Carlsbad Caverns, Los Alamos National Labs and Capulin Mt. In his later years, he was an artful competitor of Omaha at the Sandia Casino. He was especially grateful for the kind attention he received at the restaurant where he had breakfast. Thanks to all who knew him for your kind thoughts and fond memories. Graveside Services will be held Wednesday, 11:00 a.m., at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE, with Pastor Rick Donaho officiating. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE Wednesdsay, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
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Tapia -- Adrian Fernando Tapia, 18, passed away Saturday May 19, 2001 in Tucson, AZ. He was born November 24, 1982 to George P. Giron and Lorraine Nancy Tapia in Albuquerque NM. After 18 years of wonderful life, which included a three-year battle with cancer, Adrian completed his mission here on earth, May 19, 2001. Bringing Love, Laughter and Strength to each and every person who touched his life, Adrian's unfaltering faith and total trust in his destiny enabled him to enjoy each moment of his life to its fullest and share his wisdom with those who surrounded him. He taught us about importance of family, strong will, patience, miracles and most importantly love. Adrian's precious lessons will continue to live through his family and friends and he will be in our hearts forever. He is survived by his parents George and Lorraine; his grandparents , Mike Giron and Jose Tapia; one sister , Kymberly S. Tapia; three brothers , Damian Giron, Jason R. Giron, Derek S.D. Tapia and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles all of Albuquerque. His two grandmothers , Salome Giron and Carmelita Tapia, preceded him in death. He was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church. The Rosary will be recited Thursday, May 24, 2001 at 7:00 pm at St. Therese Catholic Church located at 300 Mildred Ave NW. Visitation will be held Thursday afternoon, May 24 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Strong-Thorne Mortuary. The mass will be celebrated Friday, May 25, 2001 at 10:00 am also at St. Therese Catholic Church. Internment will follow at Mt Calvary Cemetery. Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave SE is in charge of arrangements.
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Tobin -- Harry G. Tobin, 78, died after a long illness May 20, 2001. He was born in New York and participated in five Invasions in WWII as a member of the Coast Guard on the USS Samuel Chase. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Margaret Tobin; sons, William Tobin, George Tobin and wife, Maureen; daughters, Merrily Pearson and husband, Timothy, Gale Langston and husband, Erin; six grandchildren, Christopher, Jennifer, Ryan, Michael, Daniel, and Katie. Services will be held at Risen Savior Catholic Church. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2001. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2001, with burial following at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. Albuquerque. 505-343-8008.
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Valencia -- Modesta M. Valencia, 87, a resident of Albuquerque since 1959, died Sunday, May 20, 2001. She is survived by her daughters, Ursula Leyba and husband, Leo, Dianna Brown, Bernice Valencia, Barbara Valencia, Kathleen Valencia, all of Albuquerque and Dolores Harkins and husband, Robert of Arlington, VA; sons, Leon J. Valencia and wife, Anita and Joel Valencia, both of Los Lunas; granddaughters, Debora M. Quintana and husband, Harold, Michelle Wall and husband, James and Jolene Valencia; grandsons, George K. Brown, Daniel J. Brown and wife, Lisa and Jody Valencia, all of Albuquerque; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Ben Martinez and wife, Julia of Albuquerque; sister, Celia Martinez of Palm Springs, CA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben F. Valencia; and grandson, Christopher Valencia. Services will be held Wednesday, 2:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Pallbearers will be Leon Valencia, Joel Valencia, Leo Leyba, George K. Brown, Daniel J. Brown, Jody Valencia and Robert S. Harkins. Honorary Pallbearers will be James Wall and Harold Quintana. Friends may visit one hour prior to service. Contributions may be made to Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 710 W. 168th Street, New York, NY 10032. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Wells -- Robert Lee Wells, son of the late Charles E. Wells and Helen F. Wells died May 11, 2001. His wife Ester and all members of the family wish to thank everyone who shared love and kindness with them in their time of loss and sorrow. Service and cremation have taken place. The Reverend Carl Soderberg of First Presbyterian Church officiated at the service. Strong-Thorne Mortuary was in charge of final arrangements. Sunset and evening star, And one clear call from me! And may there be no moaning Of the bar When I put out to sea.
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Wright -- William Nevin Wright, Lt Col USAF Ret'd, age 76, died May 19, 2001 at the Fort Whipple Medical Center in Prescott, Ariz. He is survived by Berthe Burkholder of Sedona, AZ. Visitation will be Wednesday at Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle Blvd NE. Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Santa Fe National Cemetery with military honors. Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle Blvd NE is in charge of arrangements. 
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