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Cordova -- Myra C. Cordova was born Myra Caroline White on January 30, 1922 in Kingfisher, Oklahoma to Henry Martyn White and Ethelyn Guinn White. She died on July 20, 2001 at the age of 79. She is survived by her loving son, William G. Newsome of San Rafael California, his wife, Nancy, and their young son, Samuel Leland Newsome, who was the light of Myra's life. She is also survived by her brother, William F. White of Kingfisher, Oklahoma, and his family, as well as by her stepson, Clarence James Flaming of Victorville, California. She was preceded in death by former husband, Gene T. Newsome of Oklahoma, and beloved husbands, Clarence W. Flaming and Celso J. Cordova, both of Albuquerque, as well as by her younger son, Robert Mark Flaming, her older sister, Florence White, older brother Jared B. White and infant sister, Mary Charlotte White. Myra graduated with a degree in social work from Oklahoma University. As a single mother, she worked as a grocery clerk for Safeway in Kingfisher. After moving to Albuquerque in 1946, she worked with her new husband, Clarence, as proprietors of the Green Haven Motor Court on North Fourth Street, and later, the Little House Cafe on Central Avenue. Primarily a homemaker in the years that followed, she did postgraduate studies at the University of New Mexico, acquiring a teaching certificate in 1960. Myra taught in the Albuquerque Public School System for over 20 years, first in elementary education and later as a reading specialist. She retired from Truman Middle School in 1982. Myra was a member of the American Business Women's Association, the Albuquerque Association of Educational Retirees, and a former member of Alpha Delta Kappa, an honorary educational sorority. She was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church, where she was a devoted and involved practitioner of her faith. She was most recently active in the congregation of Rio Grande Presbyterian Church. A caring, creative, dynamic individual who lived the values she taught so well, Myra will be missed by those who loved her. Friends may visit from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, July 30 at Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle Boulevard, NE. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 31 at Sunset Memorial Park & Mausoleum, 924-C Menaul Boulevard NE. Memorial contributions may be made in honour of the Myra Cordova Reading Project to the Osher Marin JCC Early Childhood Education, c/o Janet Harris, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael, California 94903.
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Dobson -- William L. Dobson, age 73, a life long resident of Magdalena, NM, died July 26, 2001 at his home. He is survived by his wife Helen Dobson of Magdalena, NM; one daughter, Grace Dobson of Las Cruces, NM; one son, Frank Dobson of Gallup, NM; aunt, Trini Garcia of Magdalena, NM; cousins, Ida Chavez of Belen, NM, Frank Howard of Magdalena, NM, Lawrence Bramlette, wife Karen and daughter Paula of Magdalena, NM, Lawrence Garcia of Albuquerque, NM, Dr. Joe Garcia of Albuquerque, NM, Dr. Mike Lavin of Long Beach, CA, Maria Luisa Clarkston of Portland, OR. Many nieces, nephews and friends also survive him. William was a member of the San Miguel Parish in Socorro. Visitation will be held Monday July 30, 2001 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm with a rosary to follow at 7:00 pm at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Magdalena, NM. Mass of the resurrection will be held Tuesday July 31, 2001 at 11:00 am at St Mary Magdalene Catholic Church also in Magdalena with Fr. Edward Domme officiating. Interment will take place at the Magdalena Community Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Frank Dobson, Michael Zamora, Matthew Zamora, Tommy Montoya, Ray Martinez and Larry Cearley. Honorary Pallbearers will be Elvires Otero, Telesfor Chavez, Mike Jaworsky and Dan Brandes. Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM is in charge of his arrangements.
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Emmel -- Richard B. Emmel, 68, passed away July 26, 2001. Mr. Emmel was born in Herrington, Kansas on July 28, 1932. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Pauline, of Albuquerque; daughters Phyllis LLoyd and Debbie Mercer, both of Edgewood; grandchildren Jeremy and Nathan LLoyd of Edgewood and De'Vel Madrid and her husband Ray, of Albuquerque; great grandchildren Derek and Desiree Madrid; sister Lenora Gist of Golden, CO; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Charles and Dorothy Koehler; sister-in-law Leone Peters and her husband Bill, all of Albuquerque; as well as several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made in Mr. Emmel's name, to the charity of your choice. A memorial service will be held at French's Mortuary, 105000 Lomas Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM on Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at 2:00 P.M. Cremation arrangements by the Sunrise Society of New Mexico (505) 891-8200.
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Franklin -- Fred E. Franklin, 31, a lifetime resident of the Albuquerque area, died Saturday, July 28, 2001. He is survived by his parents, Fred and Marsha Franklin, and his daughter, India Fawn Franklin all of Bosque Farms. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Tuesday, July 31, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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Garcia -- Funeral Services for Mrs. Flora N. Garcia will be held on Monday at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Mt.Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW
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Harrell -- Daryl Harrell, 69, passed away late Friday evening, July 27,2001, at his home west of Portales of an apparent heart attack without pain or suffering. Mr. Harrell was born on July 25, 1932 in Clovis, NM. Mr. Harrell grew up on a farm in the McAlister community. After graduating from high school in Melrose, he attended college for a short time at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. He soon enlisted in the Air Force where he served in the Military Police. After his discharge he completed a bachelor's degree in Psychology and Education, and later earned a master's degree in Psychology. He taught for about 5 years in both the community college and the public schools in Carlsbad before joining the F.B.I. For a number of years he was employed by the Albuquerque Public Schools as Chief of Security. Since his retirement from the schools, he has been working as a therapist in Clovis and Portales with Mental Health resources. He was a Clinical Specialist, specializing in the areas of substance and drug abuse. He was a private pilot for many years and a member of the ALPA. Several years ago he was named in Who's Who in America. He is preceded in death by his parents, Dorothy and Reagan Harrell. He is survived by his longtime companion, Roxie Joyner of the home in Portales; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Mike Harrell of Durango, CO and Mark and Kim Harrell of Albuquerque; a daughter and a son-in-law, Deena and Todd Nicholson of Woodlands, TX; two brothers and sisters-in-law; Dr. Roger and Dr. Mary Harrell of Asuza,CA and Dr. Joe and Gaye Harrell of Cheyenne, WY; a sister, Bobbie Jean Valentine of San Antonio, TX; and five grandchildren. Funeral services have been set for 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, August 1, 2001 at the Third and Kilgore Church of Christ with minister Leslie Earwood. Burial will be at the Portales Cemetery. Dr. Roger Harrell, Dr. Joe Harrell, Mark Harrell, Mike Harrell, Todd Nicholson and John Harrell will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales, Inc., Portales, NM 88130, 505-356-4455
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Hartmann -- Robert A. Hartmann, 78, a resident of Rio Rancho for 28 years, went to be with the Lord July 27, 2001. Robert was born Jan. 26, 1923. He is survived by: Theresa, his loving wife of 52 years; his son Joseph Hartmann and spouse Lori and grandson Michael-Dean, his son Eric Hartman and his spouse Barbara and grandsons Joshua, David and Michael; his brother Wilbur and spouse Carol; his sisters, Marian Hartmann and Catherine Buckley and her spouse John; and many nieces and nephews. He is a WWII veteran, and served in the U.S. Navy until 1946 when he was honorably discharged as a Radioman Second Class. His military medals include the American Theater Medal, European Theater Medal 1 Star, Good Conduct Medal and Victory Medal. He was a retired cement mason and member of the Operative Plaster and Cement Masons Local No. 254 in Albuquerque. He also was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Post 118. The family will receive friends Monday, 6-8 p.m., at Vista Verde Mortuary, Sara Road at Meadowlark Lane. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 1502 Sara Road. Memorial contributions may be made to Sandia Hospice, 4725 Indian School NE, Albuquerque, N.M., 87110. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary, 892-9920.
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Mason -- Jerome T. "Jerry" Mason, age 79, died Saturday July 28, 2001. He is survived by his wife; Ellie Mason, daughter; Kathy Erdman and husband Richard, daughter; Cheri Landvater, son; Jay Mason and wife Regina all of Albuquerque grandchildren; Heather Dumas and husband Chris of Kansas City, Missouri, Keith Erdman of Denver, Colorado, Kevin Erdman of Liberty, Texas, Josh Landvater of Albuquerque, and Max Mason of Albuquerque. As a businessman, Jerry owned and operated many different businesses throughout the Albuquerque area with great success. Jerry was also an active Balloonist as well as an outdoorsman. Mr. Mason served his country in both the Army and later in the Air Force. He fought in World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart. Cremation will take place and the family will hold a Memorial Gathering at the family home: 6425 Esther NE, Monday July 30 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Friends are welcome to visit and share with the family during this time. Arrangements by Aspen Funeral Alternatives, 1935 Juan Tabo NE. www.aspenfuneral.com http://www.aspenfuneral.com
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Mcelfresh -- Mary Katherine Finkenauer McElfresh (Kay), 78, died at Presbyterian Hospital on July 26, 2001. She is survived by her husband, Ray McElfresh; son, Paul McElfresh and wife, Julee; daughter, Nancy DeWitt and husband, Ben; grandchildren, Matthew, Scott and Karen McElfresh and Mande and Emily Hastings; sister-in-law, Diana Watson; nephews, Steve and Brad Finkenauer; and niece, Vicki Palmer. Kay was born in Denver, CO on January 3, 1923. She and Ray were married in 1945. They moved to Albuquerque in 1954. Kay was a charter member of Hope Evangelical Free Church having helped start the church in 1955. She was an executive secretary during her professional career and even into retirement. Kay was a volunteer at Presbyterian Hospital with over 4,000 hours of service. She and Ray enjoyed traveling across the U.S. and abroad and researching their family genealogy. Funeral Services will be held Monday, July 30, 2001, 10:00 a.m., at Hope Evangelical Free Church, 4710 Juan Tabo NE, with Dr. Gary L. Hamburger officiating and Bob Wilson assisting. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Pallbearers will be Ben DeWitt, Jim Hastings, Brad Finkehauer, Matthew McElfresh, Scott cElfresh, and Curt Horton. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
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Montoya -- Alfredo I. "Fred" Montoya Jr., 63, beloved and devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother was called home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Thursday, July 26, 2001. He will be remembered for his easy going spirit, his love for of family and friends, his generosity, compassion, colorful stories, and jokes. Loved by all, Fred never met a stranger. He will be greatly missed, loved, and will live in our hearts forever. Born in Cuba, NM. May 30, 1938, he was preceded in death by his parents Alfredo and Lucilla Montoya and brother Louis Montoya. Fred is survived by his wife of 42 years Roberta Jean; children David, Chris and wife Anna, Joan, Monica and husband Michael, Julie and husband Uriel; grandchildren Gabriel, Alicia, Angela, Kimberly, Jonathan, Bradley, Savannah, and Taylor; great-grandson Isaac Rey; sisters Ruth Montoya and husband Albert, Minnie Olivas, Tillie Underwood, Dolores Romero and husband Robert, Dorothy Romero and husband Trancito; brothers Paul Montoia and wife Clemie, Robert Montoya and wife Dolores; sister-in-law Margaret Montoya, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends who loved and will miss him. A service and visitation will be held at Family Worship Center Church, 5200 Iliff NW., on Tuesday, July 31, 2001 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. A rosary will be recited at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church 5311 Phoenix NE, by Deacon Rudolfo Baca, on Wednesday, August 1, 2001 at 7:30pm. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated also at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church on Thursday, August 2, 2001 at 10:00am. Interment will follow at Presbyterian Cemetery in Cuba, New Mexico. Arrangements by Direct Funeral services 2919 4th ST. NW. Albuquerque. 505-343-8008.
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Rice -- Marion F. Rice, a resident of Albuquerque since 1991, passed away on Saturday, July 28, 2001. She was a soprano soloist in her church. Marion is survived by her brother, Roger B. Rice and wife, Jessie, of Albuquerque; nephew, Bill Rice and wife, Jo, of Albuquerque; nieces, Beverly Nelson and husband, John, of Nulca, CO, and Betsi Garner and husband, Dave, of Austin, TX; great nieces, Sonja C.M. Rice of Cleveland and Kylie L. Knutsen and husband, Timothy, of Sioux Falls, SD; and great nephews, Stian A. Rice of Cleveland, OH, and Tyler P. Nelson of Flagstaff, AZ. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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Shinnick -- William A. "Bill" Shinnick died July 25, 2001, in San Marcos,Texas. Born in 1923 in Washington D.C. to Herbert and Margaret Shinnick and graduated from New Trier High School, Northwestern University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Bill was that rare mixture of engineer and philosopher that found a professional home in Industrial Engineering. Throughout his years in the Air Force, the paper industry, Sandia Corporation and NASA, as the founder of the Technology and Transfer Center in Albuquerque, from Ohio, Arizona, New Mexico, Washington D.C. and Texas, Bill often found opportunities for compassion and support of values that enrich daily life. He served on boards and commissions in Albuquerque and Austin that addressed education, public services and public television issues. In retirement, Bill owned a printing company in Austin, did small business consulting, served on the Travis County (Texas) Appraisal Review Board, and participated in real estate management in San Marcos, Texas. Bill began his volunteer career as lay reader and chalice bearer in Albuquerque and continued in Austin at St. David's Episcopal Church. He was a Pastoral Care Counselor at St. David's Hospital, a Yellow Dog Democrat, a defender of equal rights for women, and advocated for the mentally challenged. Bill's spirit still enlivens his life partner, Margaret Glendinning of San Marcos, Texas; his children and their spouses, Ferrell and Anna Abby Shinnick of Austin, Texas, Mathis and Robin Shinnick of Darien, Connecticut, and Mary and Dan Hempker of Platteville, Colorado; his grandchildren, Tristan Shinnick, Jesse and Spencer Hempker,and Rory Shinnick; his Godchildren, Cathy Jo and Carrie Mae Evans and their father, Charlie DiBello. Many of his students in the Schools of Business Administration at St. Edward's University, University of Texas, and University of New Mexico carry his wisdom in their hearts, too. Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., August 11, 2001 at the First United Methodist Church, 129 W. Hutchison, San Marcos, Texas (512-392-6001). Interment will be in Lakeside, Michigan. Donations can be made to your local public library or your favorite charity.
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Valverde -- Final viewing for Mr. Frankie Valverde Jr. will be held Monday, July 30, from 8:00 to 8:30am at Garcia Mortuary, 8th Street Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 9:00am at St. Edwin Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the Sunset Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Bernie Martinez, Michael Martinez, Anthony Archibeque, Paul Chavez, Marlo Baca, and Anthony Martinez. Funeral services are in the care of Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover Ave. SW 243-5222.
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Vigil -- Lucia Vigil - 91 years of age, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2001. She is preceded in death by her husband, Andres G. Vigil. Surviving children are: Neyda Casaus and husband Joe, Mary Ann Gallego and husband Joe, and Virginia Sando and husband Parker. She is also survived by her sister Estrella Garcia of Albuquerque and survived by six grandchildren and five greaat grandchildren. Born in Cuba, New Mexico she has been a homemaker her entire life living in Albuquerque for the last forty years. A rosary is scheduled for Sunday, July 29, 2001 at The Chapel of Sandia Funeral Care, 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE at 7:00 PM. A visitation is from 4:00 PM till 7:00 PM also at Sandia Funeral Care. A rosary is also scheduled in Cuba, New Mexico for Monday, July 30th, 2001 to be held at Immaculate Conception Church of Cubaat 7:00 PM. A Mass is scheduled for Tuesday, July 31, 2001 also to be held in Cuba at Immaculate Conception Church at 11:00 AM. Arrangements by Sandia Funeral Care, 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE, Albuquerque, 821-0010.
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Woodrow -- Christina L. Woodrow, 28, a resident of Rio Rancho passed away at home on July 26, 2001. Christina was born in Escondito, CA on August 7, 1972 to John R. and Angela G. Rowe Woodrow II. Christina loved to take pictures and was very passionate about her cooking. She was very adventurous and enjoyed almost all outdoor activities. Chris will be dearly missed by all of her family and friends. Christina was preceded in death by her beloved mother, Angela in 1996. She is survived by her father John Woodrow II of Springfield, Oregon, her brother Rodney Woodrow of San Francisco, CA; her fiancé Frank Morrell of the family home in Rio Rancho; and Frank's children Amber and Corey; her aunt Terry Descoteaux and husband Mike of Delaware, her aunt Connie, her uncle Danny Shattuck and several cousins, including her special cousin, Valerie Descoteaux; other relatives and a host of friends, especially the group at TGI Friday's. Visitation for Christina will be held in the Rio Rancho Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday August 1st at 11:00 a.m., also in the Rio Rancho Funeral Home Chapel with Andy Todd as Officiant. The Family wishes that memorial donations be made in Christina's name to the Pearl S. Buck International Foundation, 520 Dublin Road, Perkasie PA, 18944. Services under the care of Rio Rancho Funeral Home. 891-9192 
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