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Anaya -- Judge Martin Anaya, 93, a resident of Belen, passed away on August 2, 2001, at the V.A. Hospital in Albuquerque. Martin was a member of Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church. He was a Veteran of World War II, where he was an ambulance driver during the Normandy Invasion. Martin retired from the Belen Public Schools; and was a Justice of the Peace and Probate Judge in Belen for thirty years. He was a Charter member of the VFW Post 23 and Post 7; a District VFW Post Commander; President of the Belen Lions Club; member of the Belen Moose Lodge; he was also involved in many other organizations, civic and social groups over his long period of life. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret; and six brothers; and three sisters. He is survived by his daughter, Carmen Sais and her husband, Joe of Albuquerque; his grandchildren, Ruben and Lorraine Duran; Joe Sais; Vicki Sanchez; and Toni Ann DoDough; and his great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers, Andy; Serafin; Bobby; and Clarence; and many loving nieces; nephews; relatives; and close friends, Felix and Lorraine Jaramillo; and many others. A Viewing was held on Tuesday, September 4, 2001 with a Rosary following at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 5, 2001 at 10:30am at Our Lady of Belen with Interment following at the Parish Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joseph Sais; Felix Jaramillo; Martin Anaya; David F Cargo; Richard Aragon; Judge Manuel Chavez; Alex Castillo; and Antonio Garcia. Honorary Pallbearers will be Albert Carrillo; Andy Anaya; Serafin Anaya; Ruben Duran; Bill Snodgrass; and Henry Anaya. Romero Funeral Home in Belen is in charge of arrangements.
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Austin -- Kirkland Bryce Austin, was delivered and passed away on Sunday, September 2, 2001 at Lovelace Medical Center. Kirkland is survived by his parents, William and Jennifer Koon Austin of Albuquerque; brothers and sisters, Laura Aynesworth of Whitehouse, TX, Matt Austin and wife, Patrice of San Diego, CA, Christina Farris and husband, Lee of Frankston, TX, Michael Austin and Melissa of Tyler, TX, Brianna Austin of Midlothian, TX, Katherine Paul of Denton, TX, and Ashley Austin of Albuquerque; Grandparents, Karey and Vicki Koon of Waco, TX and Derek and Sandra Sidwell of Southlake, TX; Great-grandmother, Dorothy Beck of Ft. Worth, TX; Uncle Randy Koon and wife, Lucy of Greenville, TX; and many nieces and nephews and cousins. The Service for Kirkland will be held on Friday, September 7, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary, Sara Rd. at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho. It has been suggested that contributions be made to Birthright of Rio Rancho, 12 Unser Blvd. SE, Suite D, Rio Rancho, NM 87124. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary, Rio Rancho, 892-9920.
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Benson -- Zona Mae Benson, 83, beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend passed away Monday, September 3, 2001. Zona, a member of Grace Baptist Chapel, loved flowers and was an avid gardener. Zona worked hard to make her life and the lives of the people around her beautiful. Through her example, she gave many people inspiration. She was a soft spoken, gentle woman who dedicated her life to her family. Her strength and her sense of humor shined through to the very lasts second of her time on earth. Her family is comforted by her legacy of love. She came to Albuquerque 40 years ago from her home state of Oklahoma. She graduated from Mill Creek High School in 1937, where she was the Valedictorian of her class. She continued her education at East Central State College in Ada, Oklahoma and graduated in 1943. Zona taught for over 30 years in both Oklahoma school systems and the Albuquerque Public School system. She concluded her career at Acoma Elementary School in Albuquerque. She is survived by her children, Pam Wylie and her husband, Marshall of Albuquerque; son, Greg Benson and wife, Katie of Albuquerque; granddaughters, Nikki Feltz and her husband, Martin of Castle Rock, CO; Michelle Benson of Albuquerque; and her sister, Lois P. Chapman of Ardmore, Okla. A viewing will be held Wednesday, September 5, 2001 from 5:00 p.m. -7:00p.m. at French Mortuary, Lomas Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 6, 2001, at 1:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Lomas Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, with Pastor Curtis Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Grace Baptist Chapel or Lovelace Hospice.
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Carter -- Phillip Cain Carter, long time Life Master and Director of the Duke City Bridge Club, Editor and Educator, U.S. Veteran, and Southern Baptist, passed away August 22, 2001, following a sudden heart attack, in Truth or Consequences, NM, where he resided after retirement. Born January 11, 1929, he was the only son of Mr. & Mrs. E.C. (Nick) Carter. Six sons survive him: Ricky, Paul, Nick, Phil Jr., David and Kenneth. He leaves four sisters: Peggie Vidal, Billie Blanchard, Eleanor Scotten, and Jean Berquist Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held September 7, 2001, at 3:00 p.m. at the U.S. National Cemetery, Santa Fe, N.M.
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Chanslor -- Ronald Blake Chanslor, 20, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died September 3, 2001. He is survived by his mother, Dawn Parsons and husband, Ed of Albuquerque; father, Ron Chanslor of Albuquerque; sister, Melissa Chanslor of Albuquerque; grandfathers, Jerry Tyler and wife, Judy and Blake Chanslor, all of Albuquerque; and aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends. Ronald graduated from Valley High School in 2000. He was very active in flying and had obtained his pilots license. Ronald was also a very talented artist. He was a friend to all and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Services are pending. Interment will take place at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul N.E. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the International Children's Care, P.O. Box 820610, Vancouver, WA 98682-0013. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
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Cunnion -- Mary Gail Cunnion was born April 26, 1924 in Spring Valley, NM and died a peaceful death on Sunday, September 2, 2001 in Albuquerque. She was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Francis Joseph in 1989. She is survived by four children, daughter, Maureen and husband, Dr. Gar Graham of Waldorf, MD; son, Dr. Robert Cunnion and wife, Dr. Margie Cunnion of McLean, VA; daughter, Maggie Newman and companion, Dickie Johnston of Albuquerque and son, Peter Cunnion and wife, Kelly of Zug, Switzerland; and eight grandchildren, Ross and Hudson Graham, Emma, Rose, Hanora, Katie, Patrick and Madeleine Cunnion. Mary entered nursing training in Rochester, NY in 1942 and was commissioned into the U.S. Air Force in 1950 where she served her country as a nurse. She was a partner and companion to her husband during his 26 year Air Force Career. Frank and Mary retired in Albuquerque in 1976 when he attended UNM School of Law and practiced in Albuquerque until his death in 1989. Mary was a resident of La Vida Llena since 1990. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She never had a harsh word for anyone and brought sunshine to the life of everyone she encountered. Mary will live on in the hearts of her family who loved her. A memorial service will be celebrated on Friday, September 7, 2001, at 11:30 a.m., at La Vida Llena Retirement Home Chapel, 10501 Lagrima De Oro NE. Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd NE.
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Gentry -- Mrs. Ruby Ellen Gentry of Harrisonville, Missouri was born June 29, 1920 at Decatur, Illinois, the daughter of Louis and Goldie (Brown) Fay. She departed this life Sunday, September 2, 2001 at Crown Care Center, Harrisonville at the age of 81 years, 2 months and 3 days. On August 21, 1942, Ruby was united in marriage to Leonard Merril Gentry in Bryan, Texas. Ruby was a homemaker. She was a member of Fruit Avenue Baptist Church, Albuquerque, New Mexico and had lived in Albuquerque before moving to Harrisonville in 1993. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, L.M. in August of 1980, an infant daughter, and four brothers; Glenn, Burnise, Louis, and Leo Fay. She is survived by a son, Robert L. Gentry and his wife, Belinda of Harrisonville, Missouri; two grandsons, Brian and Kevin Gentry; other relatives and friends. Services will be at Sunset Memorial Park Friday, September 10, 2001 at 9:30 a.m. In Sunset Mausoleum. Mrs. Gentry has been entrusted to the care of Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle Blvd NE.
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Gunning -- Robert E. Gunning, 82, a 25-year resident of Albuquerque, died Friday, August 31, 2001. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Imogene M. Gunning of Albuquerque; and brother Donald D. Gunning of Anaheim, CA. Mr. Gunning proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He and Imogene moved to Albuquerque in 1975 where he worked as a sales representative for various gift companies. Services are pending. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.
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Guthrie -- Lee Guthrie, 71, a long-time resident of Las Cruces, New Mexico, passed away on September 1, 2001. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee, Sr. and Hazel; and brother, Lehrie, of Leon, Kansas. He is survived by his wonderful wife of 23 years, Charlene; his four children, Jay and wife, Mona, of Albuquerque, Jan of Wichita, KS, Michel and husband, Peter, of Torrance, CA, and Scott and wife, Kelly, of Las Cruces; five grandchildren, Laura, Josh, Zach, Iric and Alec; and his brother Lynn and wife, Mavis, and family of Orlando, FL. Also surviving are his mother-in-law, Dorothy O'Dell; and brother-in-law, Harold O'Dell and wife, Stephanie, all of Alamogordo. Lee was born in 1930 in Wichita, KS. After graduating from Augusta High School in 1948, he served five years, one month and 19 days in the United States Air Force. After being honorably discharged, he attended El Dorado Junior College and then graduated from Wichita State University. Upon graduation, he began a long and illustrious banking career. With his family in tow, he spent the next 20+ years criss-crossing the western United States with new career opportunities. Lee served as a National Bank Examiner in Oklahoma, assisted and chartered the Humbolt National Bank in Eureka, CA and served as President of Deming National Bank, First National Bank of Clovis, Republic Bank of Albuquerque, and First National Bank of Socorro. He was a charter member of the Deming Lions Club and a member of Jornada Masonic Lodge #70, AF&AM. Lee was a Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. He was also a member and past director of the Rio Grande Rotary Club of Las Cruces. He served as President of the Socorro Chamber of Commerce and New Mexico Retail Association and served as Chairman of the Las Cruces Board of the Salvation Army. Lee took an active part in his community and also in his church, University United Methodist. In 1990, he became Albuquerque's Presbyterian Hospital's 56th heart transplant recipient. The transplant gave him nearly 11 extra years to get to know his grandchildren, play golf, travel, and continue his wonderful life with Charlene. He will be remembered lovingly by friends and family as a man with a great sense of humor, his love for New Mexico and the Southwest, his dedication and loyalty to his wife and children and his positive outlook on life. In his own words,"I am an enchanted New Mexican by desire." He will be deeply missed. Visitation will be held at Getz Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 4, 2001, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 5, 2001 at University United Methodist Church. Internment will follow in Alamogordo at Monte Vista Cemetery at 3:00 p.m. Officiating will be Reverend Gary Seelau. The family requests donations be made to the Mesilla Valley Hospice, 299 East Montana Avenue, Las Cruces, NM 88001, (523-4700) or the New Mexico Donor Program. Local arrangements by Getz Funeral Home (corner of Solano and Bowman, 526-2419) and Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home in Alamogordo.
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Hereford -- M. Erna Hereford, 87, a resident of Albuquerque since 1963, passed away on Monday, September 3, 2001. Services will be held Thursday, 11:00 a.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Burial will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd., Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Easter Seal Society of New Mexico, 2819 Richmond NE, 87107. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd., NE.
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Hertz -- Mel Hertz, 63, a resident of Albuquerque for 30 years, died Friday, August 31, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Joanne Hertz of the family home; sons, Brian Hertz and wife, Terry of Frisco, TX, and Joseph Hertz of Irving, TX; three grandchildren, Austin, Nathan and Logan Hertz of Frisco, TX; and sister, Marilyn Hertz of Montana. Melvin was a former board member of the Lobo Club. He received his BBA at the University of Washington and his MBA from Thunderbird Institute in Phoenix. Rosary will be recited Wednesday, September 5, 2001, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE, with Sophie Gurule reciting. Mass will be celebrated Thursday, September 6, 2001, 10:00 a.m., at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, 811 Guaymas Pl. NE (Lomas and Tennessee) with Father Michael Cimino, Celebrant. Interment will take place Friday, September 7, 2001, 3:00 p.m., at Hinsdale County Cemetery in Lake City, CO. with Father Jim Koenigsfeld, officiating. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Tuesday, September 4, 2001, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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Holmes -- Dorothy Ann Biggane Holmes, 78, beloved wife, mother, sister and dear friend to many, passed away on Friday, August 31, 2001 in Albuquerque, NM. She was born on July 20, 1923 in Kemmerer, WY, the last of six children to, John William and Mary Ellen (Daly) Biggane. Dorothy grew up in Kemmerer and then graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1945, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Welfare. A long time resident of Socorro, NM, she volunteered at the Socorro Public Library for many years before becoming Director of the Library in 1968 and retired in 1980. She was appointed to the New Mexico State Board of Education and served for two years. Dorothy is survived by her husband of 55 years, Charles R. Holmes; son, Ernest W. Holmes of Los Angeles, CA; daughters, Margaret E. Frusciante of Fort Lauderdale, FL and Emily M. Holmes of San Diego, AC; brother, John D. Biggane of Mill Valley, CA; five grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews here and abroad. Graveside Services will be held at Terrace Grove Cemetery in Belen, NM on Saturday, September 8, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. Donations in her memory may be made to the Socorro Public Library. Arrangements are under the direction of Steadman-Hall Funeral Home, 309 Garfield, Socorro, NM.
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Hurst -- William Gordon Hurst, 81, a resident of Albuquerque for 11 years, died on Tuesday, September 4, 2001. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Barbara D. Hurst of Albuquerque; son, Dr. John G. Hurst and wife, Dimitria of Greeley, CO; daughter, Jean H. Richey and husband, Richard of Albuquerque; granddaughters, Sarah R. Schlomann and husband, David of Albuquerque and Erin Hurst of Carnoustie, ME; grandson, William Hurst of Greeley, CO; and brother, Don Hurst and wife, Diane of Salt Lake City, UT. Gordon was a successful businessman and a devoted family man who enjoyed the outdoors. Memorial services will be held Friday, September 7, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 9315 Candelaria NE, with Dr. John Cushman officiating. Frency Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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Jones -- Angelina Jones, 70, a resident of Albuquerque since 1952, died Tuesday, September 4, 2001. She is survived by her daughters, Judee Harrington and husband, Bud Siple, Anna Marie Ulibarri; son, Jim Jones, all of Albuquerque; brothers, Juan L. Ulibarri and Willie Ulibarri and wife, Carol, both of Santa Rosa, NM; sisters, Mary Martinez and husband, Florenio and Vickie Romero and husband, Joe, both of Albuquerque; four grandchildren, Jolene Jones, Mark Elliott, Bryan and Cameron Harrington; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and five brothers and sisters. Angelina was born in Colonias, NM. Rosary will be recited Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Church, 5415 Fortuna Rd. NW. Mass will be celebrated Thursday, 11:00 a.m., at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Church, with Father Joel Garner, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mark Elliott, Bryan Harrington, Cameron Harrington, Lee Romero, Juan L. Ulibarri, Jr. and Tom Martinez. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Sandia Hospice, 4775 Indian School NE, Suite 310, 87110. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Konitzer -- Evangelina Rita (Eva) Konitzer, was born April 20, 1933 in Estancia, New Mexico. On Thursday, August 30, 2001, Eva died peacefully in the family home during a valiant battle with cancer. She will be remembered by her family and friends as a loving wife and dedicated mother. Her energy and compassion of giving to those less fortunate around the world will leave an indelible mark in many people she gave to unselfishly. Eva was preceded in death by her son, Francis Konitzer and daughters, Cecilia Konitzer-Sanchez, and Monica Konitzer. She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, John Jr.; her children, John Konitzer III, Kathleen Konitzer-Armijo, Richard Konitzer and wife Janice Deluna-Konitzer; and daughter Rita Konitzer-Helak and fiance, Felipe Rivera; her seven grandchildren: Michael, Patrick, Nicholas, Jacqueline, Jesse, Deanna and Dianna who truly were her"pride and joy"; her brother, Flavio Sanchez; sister, Carmen Alderete and husband, Joe; beloved friends, Doctors Arthur and Ann Weinstein. Eva was a dedicated, devoted registered nurse for 40 years. She touched many lives all over the world through her never ending acts of healing and giving to the many individuals with which she came in contact with. The family would like to thank the following physicians for their compassionate care for our Mother and Wife, Dr. Preston Matthews, Dr. Gopel Reddy, Dr. Keith Harvie and Dr. Barbara McAneny. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, September 8, 2001, 10:00 a.m. at the Aquinas Newman Center, 1815 Las Lomas NE, 87106. Internment for Eva will be a private family ceremony.
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Livingston -- Mrs. Kay Deal Livingston, 68, beloved and devoted wife, mother and grandmother was called home to be with the Lord, Our Saviour, on Tuesday, September 4, 2001. She is survived by her loving husband, Paul E. Livingston; son, Mark Livingston and wife, Terri, and their children, Lyndsey and Connor; and daughters, Leanne Ulibarri and husband, Ben and their children, Amanda and Courtney and Renee Livingston-Nix and husband, Stephen. Kay was raised in Morristown, TN. She was a 1953 graduate of East Tennessee Baptist Hospital School of Nursing. Kay married Paul Livingston in June of 1953. They then settled in Albuquerque, NM in 1958. Memorial services will be held Friday, September 7, 2001, 2:00 p.m., at Monte Vista Christian Church, 3501 Campus Blvd. NE. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Monte Vista Christian Church, 3501 Campus Blvd. NE, 87106. French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE
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Martinez -- Maria Encarnacion (Connie) Martinez, born September 22, 1915 in San Antonio, NM, passed away on September 02, 2001 in Albuq. NM after a long illness. She is survived by her son Anthony J. Aragon and wife Ruth; five Grandchildren; four great grandchildren; two brothers, Estanislado Gonzales and wife Trinni, and Nestor Gonzales; four sisters, Cecelia Gallegos, Mary Chavez, and husband Adenito, Isabel Serna, Lita Fernandez and husband Amancio; many nephews and nieces; and extended family. She was very loved by all and will be missed. A memorial mass will be said in her honor on Wednesday, September 5 at 10 a.m., at Holy Ghost Catholic Church at 633 Arizona SE, Albuquerque, NM.. Burial to be in San Antonio NM..
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Mcintosh -- Ralph Vinson McIntosh, a long-time resident of Albuquerque, died at the age of 87 in Show Low, Arizona on August 27, 2001. Ralph called "Mac," was born in Ashland, Kentucky on October 18, 1913. He moved to Albuquerque in 1920 with his family. His parents and three siblings preceded him in death: Mildred Thompson, Sue Freidank, and John McIntosh. Mac served in the United States Navy during World War II aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Card, in the Atlantic. Following the war, he worked in a variety of positions. He was an auto mechanic, a projectionist in movie theaters in downtown Albuquerque, and he built clinics in outlying New Mexico communities for the Public Health Foundation. He went to work for General Services Administration at Sandia Base Hospital, then the Federal Building downtown. In 1972, Mac retired as GSA Buildings Manager for the southwest area. He moved to Arizona in 1975. Mac is survived by his wife, Helen and her children: Chase Congable, Michael Congable and wife Kathy, Quill Congable and wife Judy, Stacey Marr and husband Kevin. Mac is survived by his children: Alice Vogel and husband Mike, Stuart McIntosh and wife Julie, as well as 10 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. There was a mutual affection between Mac and the young people he loved to instruct and encourage. Cremation has taken place in Show Low, Arizona, according to Helen and Mac's wishes. Mac also requested there be no service. In memory of Mac, his family asks that you enjoy something in nature, fix the unrepairable, invent the unimaginable, and keep dreams alive.
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Muniz -- Final visitation for Mrs. Rose Muniz will be Wednesday afternoon from 12:30p.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel, 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW, with the Funeral Service at 1:00 p.m., Pastor Dan Sanchez Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at the Cemetery. Gabaldon Mortuary in charge of arrangements, 243-7861.
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O'brien -- Edward J. O'Brien, 84, passed away Saturday, September 1, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Irene O'Brien; and son, James O'Brien. Ed retired from the Santa Fe Railroad after many years of service. He loved playing golf and rooting for the Dallas Cowboys. Golfing buddies, acting as honorary pallbearers, are Oscar Ayers, Charles Harper, Leonard Hon, Robert Keck, Will Klattenhoff, Harry Noll, John Norton, and George Sells. Ed was a member of Hiram Lodge, York Rite and the Shrine. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held Thursday, September 6, 11:00 a.m., at Hiram Lodge 13, 3914 Silver SE. The family requests that donations be made to the charity of your choice in lieu of flowers. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Ortiz -- Dean Pete A. Ortiz, 58, a resident of Albuquerque most of his life, died Monday, September 3, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Geneva Ortiz of Albuquerque; daughters, Robyn Larsen and husband, Mike and Gina Oakden, all of Salt Lake City, UT; son, Eric Ortiz and wife, Jody; 8 grandchildren; mother, Dorothy Ochoa; brother, Gilbert John Ortiz and family; sister, Marie Ochoa; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Pete was a member of Queen of Heaven Parish. Cremation has taken place and a memorial rosary will be recited Friday, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Ortiz -- Elva Ortiz, 59, passed away September 1, 2001. She was Native New Mexican of Cebolla, and resided in Albuquerque for the past 40 years. Her first love was her three daughters Darlene, Brenda, and Iris. She had a passion for life, and her gift was being able to make anything grow. Elva was very knowledgeable, outspoken, eager to help, and active in the San Jose Community. She is survived by her daughters; Darlene Ortiz, Brenda Rivera, and Iris Ortiz; 5 grandchildren, Iris Gonzales and husband Steve, Raymond, Brandi, Sierra, and Mark; 4 brothers Juan Ortiz and wife Maria Elena, Agapito Ortiz and wife Sandra, Fidel Ortiz and wife Faustina, and Octaviano Ortiz; 4 sisters Aurelia Vigil, Estefanita Thomas and husband Tom, Conchita Padilla, and Eutimia Pena; special friends Evelyn Lujan and Elvita, numerous nieces, nephews, and other family and friends who loved and will miss her. A visitation will be held in the Chapel of Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St NW, on Wednesday, September 5, 2001 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm followed by a rosary at San Jose Parish at 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be held at Mt. Calvary Cemetery Chapel on Thursday, September 6, 2001 at 10:00 am, with Pastor Chip Lusko officiating. The burial will follow. A luncheon and reception will follow at San Jose Parish Hall. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St NW, Albuquerque. 505-343-8008.
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Otero -- Maria "LaLa" Otero, 50, passed away on Tuesday, September 4, 2001. She is survived by her husband, Oscar Otero of El Paso, TX; sons, Oscar Otero Jr. and wife, Madelyn of Colorado Springs, CO and Danny Otero of El Paso, TX; grandsons Tyler; mother, Chonita Gonzales; sister, Velma Scelza and husband, Mike; brothers, Jess Gonzales and wife, Sandra, Florival Jr, Miguel, Ruben and wife, Deana, Melvin and wife, Gabby, Chris and wife, Janet, John and wife, Joanna; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. Cremation has taken place and memorial rosary will be recited Wednesday, September 5, 2001, 7:00 p.m., at San Antonito Church, North Highway 14, with Father John Carney reciting. Memorial mass will be celebrate Thursday, September 6, 2001, at San Antonito Church, North Highway 14, with Father John Carney, Celebrant. French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE
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Padilla -- Ben P. Padilla, 89, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died Tuesday, September 4, 2001. He is survived by his son, Bennie M. Padilla and wife, Mary; daughter, Alice Padilla, all of Albuquerque; granddaughters, Irene Leyba and husband, Joe Mendoza and Louise Lara and husband, Steve, all of Albuquerque; grandsons, Frank "Buddy" Lucero of New York City, NY, Michael Lucero and fiancé, Elizabeth and Roben Lucero and companion, Jada, all of Albuquerque; great-granddaughters, Laurene Leyba and Marlei Lucero, both of Albuquerque; great-grandsons, Lawrence Leyba of Long Beach, CA and Anthony Lucero of Albuquerque; great-great granddaughter, Astraea Trinity; sister, Carrie Candelaria; brother, Amado Padilla, all of Albuquerque; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Marino Padilla. Mr. Padilla worked for ten years in Security at Sandia National Laboratories. He also worked for a number of years with the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department, eight of those years serving as Undersheriff with Lester Hay. Mr. Padilla was a member of the National Sheriff's Association. He also owned and operated AAA Bail Bonds. Rosary will be recited Thursday, September 6, 2001 at 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Mass will be celebrated on Friday, September 7, 2001 at 8:30 a.m. at Church of the Risen Saviour, 7701 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Thursday, September 6, 2001, 3:00 p.m. until time of rosary.
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Perez -- In Loving Memory of Orlando J. Perez March 20, 1935 - September 5, 2000Our dear Lord has called you home, all the pain and suffering is over now and you are at peace with our Lord. Love and miss you very much, Your wife, Rafaelita Perez, Jeanette and Antonio Sanchez, Joe and Anita Perez, grandchildren, Annette, Stephanie, Michael and Matthew Sanchez.
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Sauve -- Monieca "Neysa" B. Sauve, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away Thursday, August 30, 2001. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Ken; her sister, Kay; brother, Jack, both of Fredericksburg, VA; and nephews and nieces, including Carl and Darlene Ackerman of Woodford, VA. Ms. Sauve was a member of Harwood Methodist Church, where she was active with various committees. She had worked as an office manager for a local doctor for twenty years. Mr. and Mrs. Sauve had an antique business and she was also an artist. She was active with several garden clubs in Albuquerque and Placitas. A memorial service will be held at Harwood United Methodist Church on Wednesday, September 5, 2001, at 11:00 a.m., with Pastor Tim Neustifter officiating. Memorial contributions can be made to Women's Society of Harwood United Methodist Church. Hillcrest Funeral Home 225 San Mateo NE. 265-5959
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Smith -- Edith S. Smith, 83, a resident of Albuquerque since 1950, died Tuesday, September 4, 2001. She is survived by her sons, Richard A. Smith and wife, Carolyn of Scottsdale, AZ and Herb H. Smith Jr. and wife, Charlotte of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Rachelle A. Smith, Regan A. Smith and Loren A. Smith; sister, Delores Sivyer of Santa Fe. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert H. Smith; parents, David and Emilia; infant daughter, Brenda; sisters, Rose Martinez, Ruth Quintana and Edna Sivyer Fierro; and brothers, Larry Sivyer, Carlos Sivyer and Ralph Sivyer. Mass will be celebrated Friday, September 7, 2001, at 10:30 a.m., at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 811 Guaymas Place NE. Interment will take lace at 1:00 p.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Thursday, September 6, 2001, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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Smith -- Herbert H. "Smitty" Smith, 84, a longtime resident of Albuquerque, died Thursday, August 30, 2001. His wife of 55 years, Edith S. Smith, died Tuesday, September 4, 2001. He is survived by his sons, Richard A. Smith and wife, Carolyn of Scottsdale, AZ and Herb H. Smith Jr. and wife, Charlotte of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Rachelle A. Smith, Regan A. Smith and Loren A. Smith; brother, Melvin Smith and wife, Marge, and Jim Smith and wife, Dori, all of Moriarty, NM; and sister, Josie Lancaster and husband, Bob of Bend, Oregon. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Erba; infant daughter, Brenda; three sisters, La Verta, Margie and Wanda. Mr. Smith served his country in the US Army during WWII and was a Prisoner of War in the Philippines. Services will be held Friday, September 7, 2001, at 10:30 a.m., at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, 811 Guaymas Place NE. Interment will take place at 1:00 p.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd.
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Sprick -- Walter Sprick III, son of Walter and Lois (Stueckler) Sprick, was a friend to all and will be missed by those who knew and loved him. Walter passed away from our sight on September 2, 2001. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, September 5, 2001, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 210 Alvarado Dr SE, (south of Central and east of San Mateo), at 10:30 a.m.
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Ural -- Mrs. Elsie M. Ural; Funeral Services for Mrs. Ural will be held on Wednesday at Emmanuel Christian Church, Coors and Rio Bravo, where the Service will begin at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Fairview Memorial Park. Arrangements by Salazar & Sons, 400 Third St. SW.
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Webber -- Thelma L. Webber, a resident of Albuquerque since 1947, went to be with her Lord on August 27, 2001. She was born in Prairie du Chien, WS. in 1909 and resided in Minneapolis until she married and moved first to Milwaukee and later to Albuquerque for her son's health. She is survived by one son, Claudel Webber of Albuquerque and Elephant Butte, NM; one granddaughter, Alice Macahan of Belen, NM; grandsons, Reed Webber of Phoenix, AZ, and Russell Webber of El Paso, TX; and one great-grandson, Ash Webber of El paso, TX. Thelma was one of the first electrologists in New Mexico and owned and operated"The Blue Orchid Electrologist and Beauty Salon" on Jefferson NE for many years until she retired at age 70. Thelma was active in many Masonic organizations, Royal Matron of La Mesa Ct. #3 Order of the Amaranth, Worthy High Priestess of Albuquerque, White Shrine of Jerusalem #1, Desert Rose Chp. #70, Order of the Eastern Star --Social Order of the Beauceant Assembly #76, Honored Ladies of Ballat Ahyad Shrine Temple. She enjoyed square dancing and, with her husband, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Hawaii with square dancing clubs of New Mexico. As a member of St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, her first love was her church and she lived by the old rule"Remember the Sabbath Day and keep it Holy". She enjoyed the fellowship of her many friends--now she is happy in her permanent home. A Rejoice and Be Happy Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2001 at 10:00 a.m., St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, Copper and Jefferson NE. She donated her remains to the UNM Medical School. In lieu of flowers, please donate to PACA--People's Anti-Cruelty to Animals Assoc. of N.M., P.O. Box 21280, Albuquerque, NM 87154-1280 or to Canine Companions for Independence P.O. Box 446, Santa Rosa, CA. 95402-0446.
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Wegrzyn -- Lorraine Theresa Helen Wilk. Born on April 5, 1929 in Chicago, IL; died on September 2, 2001. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Joseph V; and her daughters, Diana Gualpa (Simon), Lydia Klima (Clement); grand daughter, Carolyn Klima; also by brother-in-law, Steve Stawczyk (Gerry); and cousins; nieces; nephews; and friends residing in Illinois. Also by Robert (Little Brother) and Olga (Little Sister) Barela. Lorraine has been a wonderful and deeply Christ loving person, and her joyful outlook on life was contagious to family and friends. Lorraine and her husband, Joe of 53 years, were a loving and caring couple and she enjoyed her two daughters and granddaughter. God bless you sweetheart, and may you be one of His angels. Lorraine will be Cremated and Memorial Service will be held at home on September 12, 2001, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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