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Adams -- Phil Adams, 65, left this world on June 25, 2001 while doing what he most enjoyed, fishing with his family. Phil had been ill for several months and was recently diagnosed with cancer. a battle he no longer has to wage. He was born in Albuquerque, NM on June 11, 1936 and was raised on "Cider Hill" in Edgewood, NM by his parents, Frank and Fay (Guest) Adams along with his brothers, Dickey, Jerry and Donny. He attended school in Stanley and Moriarty, NM. Phil was a truck driver for 30 years and had the distinguished honor of receiving the award for "3,000,000 Accident-Free Miles" before retiring in 1986 to enjoy hunting fishing. His parents and his brother, Dickey preceded him into a better life many years ago. He has left a tremendous legacy of family, friends and great memories. Surviving are a loving family consisting of his great friend and fishing buddy, ex-wife, Janet; daughter, Leslie Markham and husband, Bruce, grandchildren, Mace, Amy Markham and husband, Matt Sandoval, great-grandchildren, Jordan Rainey and Evey Rose; grandchildren, Seth Markham and wife, Mika, great-granddaughter, Delaney and grandson, Eric; son, Mark Adams and wife, Kathy, grandchildren, Aimee Byers, great-grandson, Chance, grandson, Phillip Adams, great-grandson, Luke and grandson, Jake Adams; daughter, Melissa Adams, granddaughters, Amber Sanchez and husband, Rene and Nicole Klem. All of whom will be sharing many stories and great memories of their dad and grandpa for many generations to come. There will be a celebration of Phil's life on Saturday, June 30, 2001 2:00 p.m. at his home on Robin Court in Edgewood, NM.The time has come for parting And I must leave and go When love remains in parting Leaving is hard, I knowWe've had our days, we've had our ways We've laughed and loved and lived I've fought and cried, sought and tired 'Til I had nothing left to giveI wish you to forget the bad times And only recall the good I know it's in your nature To forget just what you shouldI've had my bouts, I've had my doubts I've quit and called it a day Think of me and wish me peace I'll be with you along the way
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Aragon -- Mr. Leroy R. Aragon died Tuesday, June 26, 2001 in Albuquerque at the age of 53. Mr. Aragon is survived by his sons, Delfy Aragon, Steve A. Aragon, Jeffery Aragon and Gary Aragon; brothers, Arthur Aragon and Paul Aragon; sisters, Yolanda Aragon, Elizabeth Chavez-Aragon; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral Services for Mr. Aragon will be held on Saturday at Holy Family Catholic Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Burial will follow at San Jose de Armijo Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Julian Espinosa, Anthony Lovato, Boston Zamora, Lawrence Aragon, Michael Espinosa and Felipe Mendoza. Honorary Pallbearer will be Sam Elliott. A Rosary for Mr. Aragon will be recited on Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. with visitation beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Armijo -- Joe Mayo Armijo, 81, a resident of Las Vegas, New Mexico died peacefully at his home on Monday, June 25, 2001 following a brief illness. He was born in Socorro, New Mexico to Solomon O. Armijo and Candelaria Serna Armijo. He was united in marriage at Our lady of Sorrows Church in Las Vegas, New Mexico on November 9, 1941 to Corinne Romero. Mayo was a wonderful husband, father, brother, and grandfather. Mayo made a difference in the lives of all who knew and loved him, his family, students, athletes and friends. A graduate of New Mexico Highlands University, Mayo received his BA Degree in Physical Education in 1942 and his MA Degree in Education Administration in 1949. A star athlete at NMHU and at Magdalena High School, Mayo earned many honors including College All Conference Basketball Player and 1942 National AAU Basketball Honorable Mention Award and High Point Man in the conference. In 1949, he set an all time NMHU record in the Mile Run, a record which is still held today. An accomplished coach, Mayo's Santa Rosa Lions captured the 1956 Boys Basketball State Championship. In 1982, in recognition for his many coaching and officiating achievements, Mayo was inducted into the New Mexico Activities Hall of Fame. He was one of the cofounders of the prestigious Stu Clark Tournament and founder of the San Miguel/Mora Basketball Officials Association. After a career 39 years in education and athletics, he retired in 1979. His career in education included Teacher, Administrator and Coach at the Mora Independent Schools, Wagon Mound, Santa Rosa, West Las Vegas, Trementina, Santa Cruz and Pecos Schools. He is preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Martin, Raymond, Willie, John and Claude; sisters, Dome' Gilbert, Lilly Winston, Mary Molinar and Grego Pino. He is survived by his loving wife, Corinne R. Armijo of the family home in Las Vegas, NM; daughters and sons, Aileen Garcia and husband, Bill of Rio Rancho, NM, John"Tinker" Armijo and Lawrence Armijo and wife, Margaret all of Santa Fe, NM, Rosemarie Montoya and husband, Les of Las Vegas, NM and Joseph"Duke" Armijo and wife, Truva of Chico, California; grandchildren who loved him dearly, grandsons, Kevin Garcia, Les Montoya, Jr., J.J. Mayo Montoya and Sean Armijo; granddaughters, Kara Sandoval and husband, Donald, Mary Lucille Montoya, Corrine Armijo, Candice Montoya, Michelle Armijo and Annette Armijo; great-granddaughters, Jenna Sturgis and Kaleigh Sturgis; sisters, Rose Dearholt and Emma Armijo both of Albuquerque, NM; brother, Solomon Armijo, Jr. and wife, Beverly of California; brothers-in-law, Arthur"Dinty" Romero and wife, Ophelia of Santa Fe, NM, Robert J. Romero and wife, Betty of Illinois, Leo Romero and wife, Dora of California and Frank Romero and wife, Martha of Illinois; numerous nieces, nephews; other relatives and many friends. Rosary Devotional Services will be conducted on Friday, June 29, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Funeral Services will be conducted on Saturday, June 30, 2001 at 9:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Church with Father Vincent G. DeFazio as Celebrant. Cremation has taken place. Interment of cremains will follow at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a scholarship will be established at New Mexico Highlands University, NMHU Foundation, P.O. Box 9000, Las Vegas, NM 87701. Arrangements are under the direction of the Rogers Mortuary, Las Vegas, New Mexico, 1-800-479-3511.
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Baca -- David T. Baca, 72, was called home to be with the Lord, Monday June, 25, 2001. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 37 years, Lieselotte (Lilly) Gertrude Baca. He is survived by his loving children, Alfred Baca, Lorenzo Baca and wife, Lucille and Rosemarie Baca; grandchildren, Shanice, Lisa, and Lilly; bothers and sisters, Sally Jiron, Bobby Baca, Gil Baca, Katy Romero, and Michael Baca; and brother-in-law, Bill Chavez; and several nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by his loving family. Visitations will be held Thursday June 28, 2001 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the 8th street chapel of Garcia Mortuary where a Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. also in the chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday June 29, 2001 at 9:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 12:30 p.m. Pallbearers will be Greg Jiron, Rudy Jiron, Ronnie Baca, Ray Romero, Allen Chavez, and Arthur Baca. Honorary Pallbearers will be Ricky, Robert, Richard, and Lawrence. Funeral Services are in the care of Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover Ave., SW 243-5222.
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Bannister -- Linda Bannister, 57, a long time resident of Rio Rancho, passed away on Friday, June 22, 2001. Linda was born February 28, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. Linda is survived by her two children, Wes Bannister and Joanie Murillo; and three grandchildren, other family and friends. A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, June 29, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at Vista Verde Memorial Park, Sara Rd. at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary, Rio Rancho, 892-9920.
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Boren -- Joe Sam Boren, 84, passed away Monday, June 25, 2001. He is survived by his loving wife, Emily Boren; daughter, Linda G. Boren; son, Sam J. Boren and wife, Dorothy; grandchildren, Sam Christopher Boren and wife, Michele and Stacy Mitchell and husband, Miles; and great-grandchildren, Christopher and Cassie Boren and Chance Mitchell. Sam was born May 14, 1917 to Willie and Thena Corley Boren in Paris, TX. Sam moved to Albuquerque in 1936 and was employed by The Oden Motor Co. He married Emily in 1939. In 1945, he started his own business on East Central Avenue and was a very successful tire dealer and was respected for his honesty and integrity. Sam was a member of Central United Methodist Church for over 50 years. He was past member of 20-30 Club, the optimist Club and Better Business Bureau. Sam volunteered his help in many civic projects. He will be missed. Services will be held Thursday, June 28, 2001, 10:00 a.m., at Central United Methodist Church, 1615 Copper Ave. NE, with Rev. Marty Singleterry officiating. Entombment will follow at Chester T. French Mausoleum, 924 Menaul NE. French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
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Clark -- Elizabeth B. Clark, 54, a lifetime Albuquerque resident, died from complications due to multiple sclerosis on Monday, June 25, 2001. She is survived by her father, Robert E. Clark and wife, Ann S. Clark of Albuquerque; brother, Robert P. Clark and wife, Katie Getchell of Chico, CA; sister, Susan E. Clark and husband, Rafael Saenz of Albuquerque; aunt, Edith Wylder of Las Cruces; nephew, Max Clark of Chico, CA; cousin, Paul Stamm of Bernalillo. Her mother, Betty P. Sloan preceded her in death. Elizabeth was a 1967 graduate of UNM where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and received her master's degree from the University of Chicago in 1968. In her youth, her adventurous spirit and love of the Spanish language took her to Colombia, where she taught English at a university in Bogota from 1973 until 1980. A poet in her own right as well as a published translator, Liz translated the works of Mario Rivera, a Colombian poet. In her long struggle with multiple sclerosis, she maintained her sharp wit and her sense of humor and the ability to enjoy even the smallest pleasures available to her. Que descanse en paz. Cremation has taken place and no services are planned. Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, NM Central Chapter, 2015 Wyoming Blvd NE, Suite F, Albuquerque, NM 87112. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Doan -- Patrick "Pat" Doan, 79, a resident of Albuquerque for 25 years, died on Tuesday, June 26, 2001. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Helen Doan; daughters, Judy Taft and husband, Stan of Huntsville, TX and Jannease Espinosa and husband, Ernie of Honolulu, HI; sons, Jon (Doan) Espinosa of Duncan, OK, Michael Eickmeyer of Tucson, AZ and Tom Eickmeyer and wife, Barbara of Flagstaff, AZ; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Pat served in the US Army Air Corp during WWII with an honorable discharge as 2nd Lt.. He retired from Enron Corporation in 1988 after 25 years of service. Pat had a tremendous love for flying and building radio controlled airplanes and was an instructor for many beginner RC pilots. He flew RC airplanes for almost 40 years. Pat often said, "only fly on days that end in Y." A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2001, 11:00 a.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. N.E., with Pastor Rick Donaho, officiating.
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Duborg -- Capt. (USN ret.) Duborg, Robert W. "Gus," age 81, passed away June 25, 2001. He is survived by his beloved wife, Charlotte of Albuquerque; son, Stewart Fleisher and wife, Jacki and children, of Denver, CO; daughter, Susan McKnight and husband, Patrick of Coronado, CA; and son, Mark Fleisher and wife, Toni and daughter of Phoenix, AZ. Capt. Duborg attended the University of Nevada, Johns Hopkins University, graduated with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1942. He attended Naval Flight Training schools and served as a Naval Carrier pilot in WWII and Korea. His graduate work included the U.S. Naval Post Graduate School and he received a Master Degree in nuclear physics from MIT. During his career, he held various supervisory, staff and command position in the office in the chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (LASL) and Amchitka Island in the Aleutians during Operations Long Shot. He was Deputy Commander of the DOD Scientific Task Force Group for high altitude nuclear weapons effects test in the Pacific in 1962. From then to 1970, he served as Commander of Joint Task Force 8 (JTF-8) and as Deputy Commander, Test Command, Defense Atomic Support Agency, Sandia Base, N.M. Prior to retirement, Capt. Duborg was assigned as Staff Officer Nuclear Plans Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE). His awards include Legion of Merit, American Defense Service Medal, Joint Services Commendation Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Commendation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Victory Medal (WWII) Korean Service Medal and Korean Presidential Unit Citation. Capt. Duborg was a member of TROA (The Retired Officers Association), the Navy League, the Albuquerque Petroleum Club and the TROA Ski Club. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in memory of Capt. Duborg to the TROA, ROTC Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 5071, Albuquerque, NM 87185 or to your favorite charity. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 29, 2001, 11:00 a.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. N.E.
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Espinosa -- The family of Mrs. Gregoria Espinosa 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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Hooper -- John Christian Hooper II died on June 26, 2001 at the age of 37. He is survived by his children, Jeff and Kaitlin Hooper, both of Albuquerque; his mother, Evelyn Hooper of Albuquerque; three brothers, Scott Hein and wife, Ellen of Lubbock, TX, Steve Hooper and wife, Jolynn, and Fred Hooper and wife, Carol, all of Albuquerque; a sister, Adele Montez of Albuquerque; nieces and nephews, Tracey, Jocelyn, Tim, Eric, Amy, Craig, Chanz, Shayna and Patrick; and special friend, Carol Luthy. John worked in various construction related jobs and was excited about a new job he had just undertaken. John was extremely proud of his children, Jeff and Katie and loved them very much. Their mother Mary has nurtured and cared for them and is largely responsible for their successful upbringing. One of John's greatest joys was driving his Model T, which he toured through Old Town this past weekend. John will always be greatly loved and missed. Memorial Services are scheduled for 4:00 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2001 at Chapel of Sandia, 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE, with Pastor Rick Donaho of New Covenant Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Project Share or a favorite charity of your choice. Sandia Funeral Care, 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE, 821-0010.
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Lemajeur -- Rochelle Lemajeur, 3, died Sunday, June 24, 2001. She is survived by her father, Thomas; mother, Linda; grandparents, Gerda and Willis Young, all of Albuquerque and Roger and Rita Lemajeur of Chicago, IL; brothers, Kevin and Steven Lemajeur of Albuquerque; five uncles, Snake, Erwin, Ralph, Danny, and Cody; seven aunts, Evelyn, Erika, Rena, Sheree, Margaret, Sonya and Victoria; and 13 nieces and nephews, Scott, James, Tammy, Rachel, Karen, Roger, Bryana, Michele, Lisa, Dale, Mikey, little Danny and Samantha. She was preceded in death by her brother, Brandon. Services will be held Thursday, 2:00 p.m., at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 210 Alvarado Drive SE, with Pastor John Heffelfinger officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Friends may visit Redeemer Lutheran Church, 210 Alvarado Drive SE, one hour prior to service. Contributions may be made to All Faiths Receiving Home, P.O. Box 6573, 87197. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Lienau -- Mr. Steven Lienau died Monday, June 18, 2001 at the age of 40. Steven was born to Richard Michael Lienau and Camellia (Hening) Lienau in Albuquerque in 1960 and was raised in Corrales and Albuquerque. He joined the navy in 1980 and served for 11 years. He attained the rank of Petty Officer Second Class as a Corpsman. He was honorably discharged after having received numerous awards and medals including the Navy Achievement Medal. During his service, he was called to support Desert Storm. After being discharged from active duty, Steven entered the medical research field. He is survived by his father, Richard Michael Lienau and his step-mother, Bonnie Lienau of Pecos, NM; his mother, Camellia Hening of Albuquerque; a sister, Leslie Lienau Capshaw of Edmond, OK; and a brother, Chris Lienau of Simpsonville, SC. He is also survived by his three children, Christopher Michael Lienau and Elizabeth Anne Lienau of Corpus Christi, TX and Jade Kimiko Lienau of Thousand Oaks, CA. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 29, 2001 at 12:00 p.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery, 501 N. Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe, NM. Chaplain Patricia Mannion is officiating.
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Lookabill -- Rosetta Lookabill, 81, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Friday, June 22, 2001. She is survived by her sisters, Cecilia P. Conner of Albuquerque, NM, Theresa Kelly of Council Bluffs, IA, and Maureen De Masters and husband, Robert of Colorado Springs, CO; brother, John Mullen and wife, Velma of Albuquerque, NM. Rosetta is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was a member of Our Lady of Annunciation Catholic Church. A Memorial Mass was celebrated yesterday at Our Lady of Annunciation Catholic Church, 2532 Vermont, NE. French Mortuary, Wyoming Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. The family prefers memorial contributions be made to the Pallotine Sisters, P.O. Box 180 Belize City, Central America.
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Loy -- Arthur Edson Loy, 87, a resident of Albuquerque, died Friday, June 22, 2001. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Henrietta Loy of the family home; children, Laura Loy Dennison of Centennial, CO and husband, Dan Dennison and David Edson Loy of Fremont, CA and wife, Laura Morgan Loy; grandchildren, Fletcher Dennison, Benjamin Loy and Rebecca Loy. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde Edson Loy and Helen Opperman. Arthur came to Albuquerque in 1930. He graduated from Albuquerque High School in 1932, received his B. Ed. at the University of New Mexico in 1938, and his Masters¯ in musicology at Berkeley in 1949. Arthur served in the Army during World War II. He taught for 39 years in the Albuquerque Public Schools at Washington and Jefferson Junior High Schools, and at Highland High School, where he was chairman of the fine arts department and taught humanities, choral music and music theory. He retired in 1977. Very active in Albuquerque music circles, he had been a member of the boards of the June Music Festival, Albuquerque Symphony, and KHFM. He was a founding member and original program director of this classical music radio station in 1953. He had a deep appreciation for nature and the environment, taking many photographs to support the establishment of wilderness areas in New Mexico. In addition, he used his skills as a photographer to create a complete, statewide pictorial archive of historic and contemporary churches. He also delighted in writing poetry and satirical articles. Arthur enjoyed camping, picnicking and hiking. With a good friend and hiking companion, he discovered in 1979 the fossilized remains of a new species of dinosaur, seismosaurus (the longest dinosaur ever discovered) that is on display at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, June 28, 2001, 7:00 p.m., at Our Lady of the Annunciation Church, Claremont and Vermont Streets, with reception following at the Loy¯s residence. The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Photo Archives at the Albuquerque Museum, 2000 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM, 87104, Attn: Mo Palmer. For more information, Mo can be reached at 243-7255.
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Lujan -- Lucinda (Cindy) Duncan Lujan, a resident of Albuquerque, passed into her heavenly home on June 26, 2001. She was born to Lydia and Nathaniel Duncan in Stillwell, OK on November 8, 1917. Mrs. Lujan is survived by her sister, Beulah Duncan Paisano and husband, U.G.; sister-in-law, Julie Poncho of Richmond, CA; nieces, Merle-Dean Paisano Sanchez and husband, Joseph and Cheryl Jean Paisano; nephew, Evans Ray; great-niece and goddaughter, DAnza Sanchez Mummert and husband, Ryan, all of Albuquerque; and great-nephew, Dr. Damion P. Sanchez of Seattle, WA. She is also survived by her loving canine companion, Pug. Mrs. Lujan was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband of 46 years, Paul Lujan; and her sister, Marquerite Duncan Ray. In 1925 the family of Mrs. Lujan moved from Oklahoma to Clovis, NM. In 1932 she and her family moved to Albuquerque. Mrs. Lujan attended the Albuquerque Indian School. She graduated from the Sherman Indian Institute in Riverside, CA. Mrs. Lujan was employed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. She served as the head cook and dietician at the Albuquerque Indian School until her retirement in 1973. Mrs. Lujan was a member of the Albuquerque Cherokee Club. She was a Christian lady who deeply loved the Lord Jesus Christ. Mrs. Lujan was a member of the First Baptist Church of Albuquerque. Services will be held Thursday, 2:00 p.m., at Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum Chapel, 924 Menaul NE, with Rev. Tom Collins officiating. Entombment will follow. Pallbearers will be Ulysses G. Paisano, Joseph P. Sanchez, Evans Ray, Ryan Mummert, Bob Leach and Ralph Nieto. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Damion P. Sanchez, Wilbur Hunt, and Dennie Nieto. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of Kaseman Hospice for the special loving care they gave to our dear Cindy and our family during these last few days. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Mcdowell -- Dorothy S. McDowell, born July 5, 1915, passed away at home in El Paso, TX on Saturday, June 23, 2001. Mrs. McDowell was a 60-year resident of Albuquerque prior to moving to El Paso, TX. Her husband, L.E. McDowell; son, David L. McDowell; and daughter, Mary Lou Roady preceded Mrs. McDowell in death. She is survived by her sons, Guy Allen McDowell of Corrales and William J. McDowell and wife, Marsha also of Corrales; daughter, Kathleen Armstrong and husband, Joe of El Paso, TX; brother, Roger Seddon of Albuquerque; sister, Peggy Valencich of Sacramento, CA; step-mother, Aubrey Seddon of Ft. Worth, TX; 15 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Dorothy was a loving, giving mother, grandmother and friend and will be greatly missed by all. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 29, 2001, at French Mortuary, University Blvd Chapel, 1111 University Blvd NE, with Rev. Gerald Farley officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Visitation will be Thursday, June 28, 2001, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE. Should friends desire, contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of NM, 216 Truman NE, 87108. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Montoya -- Samuel M. Montoya, 83, went to meet his Senor, June 25, 2001. Samuel was born and raised in Santa Fe, NM. He was the third child born to Eugenio and Eduvigen Montoya. He attended and graduated from St. Michael's High School in 1937. After high school, he attended Airplane Mechanical School in Lincoln, Nebraska. He served his country in the U. S. Navy during World War II in the South Pacific. After the war, he worked in Gallup, NM where he met and married his wife, Mary Cornejo. Soon after, he moved to Santa Fe where he worked as service manager at Southwestern Skyways. His job moved him and his family to Albuquerque in 1962. He worked for and retired from General Dynamics in 1983. He was active in the Knights of Columbus as a Grand Knight in the III Degree and a member in the IV Degree. After retiring in 1983, he was active in the community of Queen of Heaven Parish were he served as a volunteer with the Sisters at Queen of Heaven School. He is survived by his dearly beloved wife, Mary Cornejo of Albuquerque; and daughters, Dolores Montoya y Taylor and husband, Bill of Sandy, Utah, Gloria Montoya and companion, Connie Hansen of Albuquerque, Bernadette Farris and husband, Frank of Helotes, TX, Eduviges Downing and husband, Rick of Albuquerque, Anna Cox and husband, Bruce of Albuquerque, Veronica Montoya y Campbell and husband, Mike of Delmont, PA and Letitia Reimann and husband, John of Los Lunas; and sons, Samuel Montoya Jr. of Albuquerque, and Robert Montoya of Las Cruces. He also had 20 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Viewing will be held at Fitzgerald & Son Mortuary on June 27 and 28, 2001 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Rosary and Funeral Services will be held at Queen of Heaven Church on June 29, 2001 beginning at 9:00 a.m. followed by interment at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to celebrate his reunion with his Senor at 3:30 p.m. on June 29, 2001 at Queen of Heaven Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his name to the American Cancer Society.
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Orozco -- Mr. David A. Orozco, 64, a resident of Albuquerque passed away peacefully at home on June 26 , 2001 and is now in heaven with our Lord. Mr. Orozco, is the beloved husband to Louise Orozco and her son, Bobby Chavez; four daughters, Germaine Otero and husband, Jerry, Monica Orozco-Duran, Stephanie Abeyta and Dezi, Michele Ortega and Paul; two sons, Domonic Orozco and wife, Tina and Pasqual Orozco and wife, Judith; four sisters, Rosemary Dennis and husband, Robert, Grace Gurule, Stella Murphy and husband, John and Patsy Felix; very blessed to have 21 1/2 grandchildren, Domonic, Kristin, Melissa, Justine, Christopher, Nathan, Jude, Brittany, Nicholas, Manuel, Cera, Santana, Cheyenne, Dezi, Anthony , David, Nico, Marissa, Paul, Cody and Zane; his first great grandson, Rudy. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by eldest son, Rudy R. Orozco. He was a member of the Catholic Church, Teamster-Local 492, was involved in the North Valley Little League. A Rosary will be recited Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 1860 Griegos NW with visitation at the church after 6:30 p.m., Gabriella Nieto, reciting. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church with final viewing at the church after 9:30 a.m. Father Ramon Aragon, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be, Domonic Orozco, Pasqual Orozco, Jerry Otero, Paul Ortega, Dezi Abeyta and Bobby Chavez. Honorary will be Tranquilino Rael and Danny Seiler. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd SW in charge of the arrangements.
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Padilla -- Mrs. Pablita (Mama) Padilla, 87, born April 3, 1914 in Albuquerque, N.M. in the community of Los Padillas, died in her sleep peacefully with her family at her side. Pablita retired in 1968 from A.P.S. after working many years at Rio Grande High School. Pablita is survived by two daughters, Fedelina and husband, Fred Chavez and Lita and husband, Jake Torres; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Eva Padilla, Penny Padilla, Ruth Padilla and Margaret Lucero; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jose Padilla; her parents, Perfecto and Gabriella Padilla; brothers, Elefigo, Polidar, Leandro, "Tito" Herminio and "Lollie" Padilla; a sister, Emilia Padilla; infant daughter, Rosemary Padilla; granddaughter, Janet Torres; great-great-granddaughter, Adrianna Benavidez and a grandson, Juan Alderete. Mrs. Padilla was a member of the Catholic Church and a member of the Alter Society and was a very loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-geat-grandmother. A Rosary will be recited Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. at Church of The Ascension, 2150 Raymac SW with visitation at the church after 6:30 p.m. The Legion of Mary reciting. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. at Church of The Ascension with final visitation at the church after 9:30 p.m. Father Edmund Savilla, Celebrant of the Mass. Interment will follow at the Pajarito Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Greg Chavez, Mark Chavez, Patrick Benavidez, Mario Benavidez, Francisco Sandoval, Abram Chavez and Christopher Cordova; honorary will be her great grandsons. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd SW in charge of the arrangements.
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Parkins -- Willard Parkins, 85, a resident of Albuquerque since 1992, died on Saturday, June 23, 2001. He is survived by his daughters, Suzann Kisiel and husband, Walter of Albuquerque and Kay Kovacs and husband, George of Irwin, PA; granddaughters, Karen Kovacs and Kimberly Kovacs of Philadelphia and Katherine Kisiel of Austin, TX; grandson, Kevin Kisiel of Ann Arbor, MI; his loving companion of nine years, Barbara Steinberg of Albuquerque; brothers, Don Parkins and wife, Shirley of Stuart, FL and Bud Parkins and wife, Betty of McMurray, PA; and sister, Thelma Hallam of Indiana. Willard was a very avid golfer who loved to play at Los Altos and had several hole-in-ones during his lifetime. He also enjoyed playing bridge and woodworking. Memorial Services will be held in Irwin, Pennsylvania at a later date. Mr. Parkins will be interred next to his devoted wife of 53 years, Jessie Parkins, in Pennsylvania.
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Rivera -- Alfredo Luciano Rivera, age 49, died June 26, 2001 in Santa Rosa as a result of a motor vehicle accident while delivering a truck load of cement. Alfredo was born March 10, 1952 in Santa Rosa, NM to the home of Max G. and Dora Moreno Rivera. He was reared in Santa Rosa and graduated from Santa Rosa High School in 1970. He married Yolanda Barela on October 16, 1971 in Fort Sumner, NM. Alfredo was working for his brother, Robert Rivera as Plant Manager for RER Redi Mix in Santa Rosa. He was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council 5146. Alfredo loved ranching and feeding cattle with his father, Max and enjoyed playing with his grandson, Diego. Alfredo was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and friend and will truly be missed by all. Survivors include his wife, Yolanda Rivera of the family home in Santa Rosa; his son, Joaquin Rivera and wife, Paulette of Tijeras; his daughter, Maxine Rivera of Santa Rosa; grandson, Diego Rivera of Santa Rosa; parents, Max and Dora Rivera of Santa Rosa; brothers, Max Rivera and wife, Patricia of Albuquerque, Robert Rivera and wife, Ida of Santa Rosa; and sister, Cathy Apodaca and husband, Anthony of Los Lunas; brothers and sisters-in-law, Transita Santillanes and husband, Mike of Denver, CO, Abran Barela of Yokum, WA, Isabel Lopez of Albuquerque, Lucy Rael of Albuquerque, Connie Campos and husband, Jerry of Santa Rosa and Bridget Anaya of Tucumcari. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, coworkers and a host of friends. Rosary Services will be conducted on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. from St. Rose of Lima Church in Santa Rosa. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. also from St. Rose Church with Father Stephen Schultz officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Serving as Pallbearers are Tito Vigil, Tito Romero, Jerry Campos, Andrew Sanchez, Pete Cordova, Mike Santillanes, Sam Lopez, Matthew Barela and Max Velasquez. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be Alfredo's coworkers from the Robert Rivera Construction Company. All services are entrusted to the Chavez Funeral Home, 923 South 3rd Street, Santa Rosa, NM 505-472-3369.
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Schrader -- After a long battle against cancer, Scott Andrew Schrader passed away quietly in the last minutes of Tuesday, June 26, 2001 at the age of 40. Scott was born on November 20, 1960 in Savannah, Georgia. He moved with his family to Albuquerque in 1974. He graduated from Highland High School and the University of New Mexico with a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering. He was an employee of Sandia National Laboratories since 1993. Scott was a caring man who loved children, and he was an avid outdoorsman and hunter. Scott is survived by his two children, Troy, 6, and Emily, 4; his parents, William and Margaret (Northcutt) Schrader of Albuquerque; three brothers, Lyn, Karl, and Joe Schrader, all of Albuquerque; and two sisters, Dawn Schrader of Albuquerque and Kristi Ouellette of Monterey, California. A memorial service will be held at Ridgecrest Christian Church, 5300 Eastern Ave. SE (NW of San Mateo and Gibson) on Saturday, June 30, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5800 Lomas Blvd. NE, 87110, Attn. Carla Ramirez. French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
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Smith -- Larry E. Smith, 57, a resident of Albuquerque since 1952, died on Saturday, June 23, 2001. He is survived by his son, Marty A. Smith and wife, Shannon of California; mother, Delores Smith of New Mexico; brother, Stephen Smith and wife, Donna of New Mexico; niece, Jessica and many friends. Services will be held on Thursday, June 28, 2001, 1:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. N.E. Private interment to follow at Sandia Memory Gardens, 9500 San Pedro N.E. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 4284, Pittsfield, MA 01202.
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Spilca -- Mihai Spilca, 48, a resident of Belen for 20 years, died Sunday, June 17, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Elena Spilca; son, Mihai Spilca; daughters, Mihaela Spilca and Marica Stefan and husband, Adrian; granddaughter, Adina Stefan; mother, Maria Spilca; brothers, Nicolae Spilca and family and Ilie Spilca and family, all of Belen. Services will be held Thursday, 3:00 p.m., at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 308 High SE, with Father Mario Giannopoulos officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE, with a reception to follow at the church. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Wood -- Elizabeth Rose Wood, 88, a resident of the SW Valley of Albuquerque since 1947, passed away June 26, 2001. She is survived by three daughters, Jean DeWalt and husband, Sam of Albuquerque, NM, Elizabeth McDonald and husband, Lake of Titusville, FL, and Theresa Hofheins and husband, Richard of Albuquerque, NM; one son, Tom Higgins and wife Jeanenne of Albuquerque, NM; 19 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday June 29, 2001, with a rosary to follow in the Palm Chapel of Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave SE. Mass of the Resurrection will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday June 30, 2001, at St. Ann's Catholic Church, 1400 Arenal SW. Interment will follow at Sandia Memory Garden. Pallbearers will be Bradley Higgins, Johnny Higgins, David DeWalt, Stephen DeWalt, Michael DeWalt, Rick Olinger, and Lake McDonald. Strong-Thorne Mortuary is in charge of her arrangements.
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