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Aragon -- Louie Aragon Happy Birthday, Tata. We miss you dearly. Love, Bob, Jackie, Emilia Sapata & Pasqualito
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Bergren -- Kenneth William Bergren, 86, born in Waterbury, CT and a resident of Albuquerque since 1965, died Friday September 21, 2001. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Ione Bergren of Albuquerque; sons, Kenneth W. Bergren Jr. and wife, Andi of Wisconsin and John V. Bergren and wife, Margit of Colorado; daughters, Nancy Schanfield of Colorado and Terry Balfe and husband, Stephen of Kansas; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Mr. Bergren served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the 10th Mountain Division. A career banker in Albuquerque with Bank of New Mexico and First Interstate Bank, he retired as Senior V.P. He was active in community civic groups. After retirement, Mr. Bergren became public relations liaison with Westland Development Corp. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed skiing, and fishing at his cabin in the Brazos. Memorial Services will be held Wednesday, September 26, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. N.E. Interment will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. The family wishes to express sincere thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff of the Lovelace Home Dialysis Unit for their compassion and loving dedication. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. N.E.
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Brickley -- Gerald L. Brickley, a resident of Albuquerque since 1979, died Saturday, September 22, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Philomena Brickley of Albuquerque; children, Margaret May Brickley Colangelo and husband, Vaughn of Derry, NH, Oliver Herbert Brickley of Manchester, NH, Anna Marie Brickley Carreiro and husband, Joe, of Windham, NH, and Geraldine Brickley Lipps and husband, Rick, of Cedar Falls, IA; 11 grandchildren: Amanda and Brianna Colangelo, Jillian, Jessica, Allison, and Ashley Brickley, Jena, Justin, and Jordan Carreiro, Taylor and Stetson Lipps; and brother, Jimmy Musser of Phoenix AZ. Gerald was a lifetime member of VFW Post 00401 as well as a member of the American Institute of Mining Engineers. Services will be held Wednesday, September 26, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at French Mortuary - Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, with Chaplin Lemuel Boyles officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Bear Canyon Senior Citizens Center, 4440 Morris NE, 87111.
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Brookins -- Barbara H. Brookins, 63, passed away peacefully at her home on September 21, 2001. She was the daughter of the late Sam and Sadie Flashman of Boston, MA, and the loving sister of the late Harvey Flashman. She was a beloved mother to her daughter, Rachel Brookins, and to her daughter, Laura Johnson and son-in-law, Aaron Johnson. She was a treasured nana to her three grandchildren; Delaney, Keaton, and Saunder. Barbara was actively involved in Congregation Albert, Albuquerque Hadassah and Congregation Albert Sisterhood. She was a past president of the Women's Division of Albuquerque and a longtime supporter of NMSO, KNME, and ACLOA. Our mom was always a lady. She was warm and wonderful, intelligent, complex, loyal, and generous, especially with her love. Forever loved and missed by her family and many devoted friends, she will always be our special Barb. Services will be held Tuesday, September 25, 2001, 2:00 p.m., at Congregation Albert, 3800 Louisiana Blvd. NE, with Rabbi Joseph R. Black, officiating. Interment will take place at Fairview Memorial Park. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Burnett -- Louise F. Burnett, a resident of Albuquerque for 42 years, passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2001. She was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, William H. Burnett. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Burnett de Gomez and son-in-law, Leo Gomez; son, William Burnett and daughter-in-law, Sharon Burnett; granddaughters, Erin and Lyndsey Burnett of Plano, TX; and her dog, Tai Tai. Special thanks to caring friends, Jeanette Romero, Phyllis Fetherolf, Terence Prasek and David Baumann. Mrs. Burnett was born February 23, 1921 in Patrick County, VA and raised as a farmer's daughter near Madison, NC. She graduated from Leaksville Hospital School of Nursing in 1941 and worked in obstetrics and emergency medicine. Mrs. Burnett helped her husband serve the U.S. Air Force with tours of duty in Germany, Turkey and several U.S. locations. Active in local business, she was president of Burnett Insurance, Inc. from 1962 until her retirement in 1992. She loved gardening, animals, puzzles, books and politics. She was a member and deacon of La Mesa Presbyterian Church, 7401 Copper NE where services will be held Wednesday, September 26, 2001, 11:00 a.m. Private interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Animal Humane Association of NM, 615 Virginia SE, 87108. Arrangements by French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel.
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Chitty -- Irene Chitty, 64, passed away unexpectedly on September 19, 2001. She is survived by her son, Joseph Chitty and wife, Melanie; grandchildren, Sara, Brittany, Tiffany, Alexander and Natalie; great-grandchildren, Sylvia and Jordon all of Denver, Colorado. Cremation has taken place. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, September 26, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 5415 Fortuna Rd. NW, with Father Gene Gries officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Church, or one's favorite charity. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th NW Albuquerque, 343-8008.
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Cordova -- Eufersin Cordova, age 81, a life long resident of Albuquerque died September 22, 2001. She was born December 12, 1919 in Albuquerque to the late Desiderro and Monica Garcia. She is survived by her husband, Pete C. Cordova of Albuquerque; three daughters, Edna and Joe Romero, Silvia and Fred Baca, Jacqueline Mora all of Albuquerque; two sons, Edwin and Anita Cordova, Art and Duane Cordova all of Albuquerque; sister, Felia and Cipano Garcia of Albuquerque; 14 grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by one son, Robert Cordova in 1949; four brothers, Candido, George, Delfino, and Joe Garcia; one sister, Dolores Cordova. Eufersin was a member of the San Felipe De Neri Church, she took care of her mother for 18 years and enjoyed being around her children, she worked for Sanitary Laundry, cleaning homes and was a stay at home wife, her hobbies included sewing and crocheting. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 25, 2001 with a Rosary to follow at 7:00 p.m. in the Palm Chapel of Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave SE. Mass of Resurrection will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2001 at Gate of Heaven Chapel and Cemetery on the corner of Wyoming and Paseo Del Norte with interment to follow. Pallbearers will be Pete Cordova, Jason Cordova, Mathew Cordova, Daniel Cordova, Nathan Sanchez, Fred Baca, Richard Baca, Andy Baca, Randy Baca, and Alex Mora. Strong-Thorne Mortuary is entrusted to the care of her arrangements.
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Coryell -- Marjorie Coryell, age 90, passed away Saturday, September 22, 2001 in Albuquerque. She was born in Chisholm, Minnesota to the late Edward H. and Marie (Saucier) Nelson, February 27, 1911. She is survived by one son, Nelson Coryell of Albuquerque. Mass of the Resurrection will be at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2001 at Our Lady of The Annunciation on the corner of Lomas and Tennessee. With Fr. Leo Padget Officiant. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. Fitzgerald & sons is in charge of her arrangements.
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Goldberg -- Reverend Jean Ancona Goldberg passed away on September 10, 2001. She was 89 years old. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. at the Cathedral Church of St. John at 318 Silver Ave. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to St. Martin's Hospitality House or the Hospice of the Rio Grande.
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Hammond -- Frank S. Hammond Jr, age 78, a resident of Albuquerque for 26 years died September 22, 2001. Survivors include one daughter, Matlena Hammond; step-daughter, Debra Brown; one son, Gerald Hammond all of Albuquerque, NM; one sister, Octavia Stewart of Denver, CO; one brother, Cavalier Hammond of Pittsburgh, PA; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Frank is preceded in death by his wives, Matlena J, and Constance N. He was a member of both the D.A.V. & V.F.W. A Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2001 at Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors 3113 Carlisle Blvd. Services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday September 27, 2001 at Shepherd Lutheran Church 3900 Wyoming with Pastor Mark Ochsankehl Officiant. Interment will follow at 2:30 pm Thursday, September 27, 2001 at Santa Fe National Cemetery.
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Haway -- Judith Beth Haway, 52, passed away September 20, 2001. She is survived by Rudy, her husband of 16 years; children, Ricky Roberts of Phoenix, Renee Roberts and Russell Haway both of Rio Rancho. She was a loving wife, mother and friend, and she will be missed by all who knew her. Services will be held at St. Therese Catholic Church, 300 Mildred at 4th St. NW. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25, 2001. Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 26, 2001, with burial following at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th NW. Albuquerque. 505-343-8008.
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Herrera -- Ninfa A. Herrera, a life long resident of Albuquerque died on September 23, 2001. She is survived by one daughter, Judy A. Tobyas; one sister, Jessie Duran; three grandchildren, Audrey and Ariel Tobyas; Brett McMahon all of Albuquerque; also by numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws. Her husband, Ralph C. Herrera precedes Ninfa in death. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25, 2001 with a Rosary to follow at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church 1860 Griegos Rd NW. A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 26, 2001 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be James Breen, Ernie Godsey, Mario Moreno, Anthony Aragon, Doug Meagher and Mark Meagher. Honorary Pallbearers will be Freddy Aragon, Andres Moreno and Adrian Breen. Interment will be at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday September 26, 2001 in Santa Fe National Cemetery. Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave is in charge of her arrangements.
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Lovato -- Happy Birthday R.H. (Raul) Lovato September 25, 1936 - June 24, 1999 From Irene (Your Wife) and Family
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Lovato -- Larry Michael Lovato Happy Birthday September 25, 2001 Larry, may you always be in God's care. We miss you a whole lot. Our prayers and blessings to you. Love, Mom & Dad, Franko, Gabby, Juanita
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Mcdonald -- Jessie E. McDonald, age 98, passed away Friday, September 21, 2001 in Albuquerque. She was born March 4, 1903 in Minnesota to the late Fredrick T. and Sophia (Anderson) Sinkler. She is survived by one son, Patrick L. and his wife, Theresa McDonald of Arizona; one sister, Guinevere"Bobby" White of Albuquerque; five grandchildren, Terry Smith, Mary Hanel, Patty Elliott, Michael McDonald, Mark McDonald; ten great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee J. McDonald in 1989; five brothers; and two sisters. She was a member of Congregational Church of Wood, South Dakota. Jessie spent most of her life in Wood, South Dakota and for the last 16 years she had lived in Albuquerque. She was an 80-year member of Eastern Star. She was a piano teacher and loved music. She loved to help young people develop an interest in music. She enjoyed baseball and supported the Chicago Cubs. Memorial Services will be held in the Chapel of Fitzgerald & Son, Tuesday, September 25, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. The arrangements for Jessie E. McDonald are under the direction of Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle NE.
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Mckinney -- Weldon H. McKinney Sr., 76, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque died Monday, September 24, 2001. He is survived by his beloved wife of 24 years, Rosalie F. McKinney; daughters, Roberta Leeds, Betty Bowers and husband, Pete; sons, Weldon McKinney, Jr. and wife, Judith, Robert McKinney and wife, Starlene; step-children, Kim Shockley, Lori Griffin, Pam Foote, Cynthia Montoya, Tracy Griffin, Carl Griffin, James Griffin and wife, Lorna; 26 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. He was employed with Albuquerque Gravel Products for 43 years. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, September 26, 2001 10:00 a.m. at Aspen Funeral Alternatives, 1935 Juan Tabo NE. Cremation arrangements also by Aspen Funeral Alternatives. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks for the care of the nurses, doctors, chaplain and staff at Kaseman Hospice.
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Nelson -- Betty Jane Nelson, a resident of Albuquerque for over 30 years, passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2001. She is survived by her husband, Richard Nelson of Albuquerque; sons, Karl Nelson and wife, Jolene, and Jimmy Nelson, all of Albuquerque, Dr. Steven Nelson and wife, Jena, Dr. David Nelson and wife, Nancy, all of Houston, and Scott Nelson and wife, Tonya of Albuquerque; mother, Billy Cochran of Albuquerque; and 8 grandchildren. Services will be held Wednesday, September 26, 2001, at 2:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, with Rev. Guy Lynch officiating. Friends may visit French Mortuary,10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. Tuesday, September 25, 2001 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
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Orona -- Jim Orona, 54, a resident of Albuquerque passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2001. Mr. Orona is the beloved husband of 34 years to Mrs. Irene Orona. Mr. Orona is also survived by his two sons, James and Albert; his loving mother, Molly Orona; three sisters, Theresa Anderson, Linda Free and Lorraine; one brother, John Orona and wife, Gloria; two grandchildren, Briannna and Gabriel; close friends, Devina Calderon, Betty Borjorquez and Eric Nieto; his dog partner, Pongo; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mr. Orona was a member of the Catholic Church and a Veteran of the U.S. Army. Visitation for Mr. Orona will be Tuesday evening after 6:30 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 562 Atrisco SW with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. Final visitation will be Wednesday morning from 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. by Father Manuel Viera. Interment will follow at the San Jose de Armijo Cemetery. Pallbearers will be, Martin Bojorquez, Martin Bojorquez Jr., Manuel Bojorquez, Johnny Bojorquez, Luke Ballejos and Armando Bojorquez. Honorary will be Jordon Bojorquez, Manuel Bojorquez Jr., Marlene Ballejos, Sammy Bojorquez, Brandon Ballejos and Gilbert Bojorquez. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd SW in charge of arrangements.
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Perdue -- James W. "Jim" Perdue, loving father, grandfather, and friend, 67, a resident of Albuquerque for 45 years, died peacefully at his home on Saturday, September 22, 2001. He is survived by his son, William Bruner Perdue and wife, Paula of Santa Fe; daughters, Marie Perdue Hugaboom and husband, David, Patricia Perdue and husband, Phil Lopez and Denise Perdue Cordova, all of Albuquerque; and grandchildren, Billy, Jr. and Franchesca Perdue, Samantha and David, Jr. Hugaboom, Elias and Emily Lopez and Celina and Santiago Cordova. Jim was retired from the U.S. Air Force Police, having served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Dad and Grandpa will be dearly missed. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Wednesday, September 26, 2001, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. A reception will follow at the home of Patricia Perdue, 13905 Encantado NE, 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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Pinkoczi -- Alma Marie Pinkoczi, 82, a resident of Albuquerque since 1958, passed away September 23, 2001. She is survived by her son, Steve Pinkoczi and wife, Katy of Cathedral City, CA; and daughter, Alma Falgin of California. At Alma's request, cremation has taken place and services will not be held. Hillcrest Funeral Home 225 San Mateo NE 265-5959
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Sanchez -- Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Luciano Sanchez will be celebrated Tuesday, September 25, 2001 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Funeral Services are in care of Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover Ave., SW, 243-5222.
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Sandoval -- Mr. Jose E. Sandoval, beloved father and grandfather, died Monday in Albuquerque at the age of 79. Mr. Sandoval was a World War II Veteran, and a member of American Legion Post 14, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 3, and Operating Engineers Local 953. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary L. Sandoval; his father, Melchor Sandoval; mother, Gregorita Sandoval; and sister, Viola Sandoval. Mr. Sandoval is survived by his son, Ernest Sandoval; daughters, Viola Montoya and husband, Al, Sally Sandoval and Ray Baca; Betty Maez and Ramon Baca; and Gloria Bazan; brother, Alfred Sandoval; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. The family would also like to extend a special thank you to a special friend of the family and Mr. Sandoval's caregiver, Isabel Guerra. Funeral Services for Mr. Sandoval will be held on Thursday at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, the time of the Mass is pending and will be announced. Burial will take place at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Visitation for Mr. Sandoval will be held on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. in the Salazar & Sons Mortuary Chapel. A Rosary will be recited on Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church. Arrangements by Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Vandiviere -- Mary Jane Rollo Gentry Vandiviere, age 82, passed away on September 22, 2001, in Ogden of causes incident to age. Mary was born on January 2, 1919 in Bisbee, Arizona to Austin and Mary Maude Summers Rollo. She was raised by her mother and stepfather, Walter Greer. Mary married William A. Switzer on July 5, 1933 in St. Johns, Arizona. They divorced in 1969. He passed away on December 18, 1979. She married Robin Louis Elwood Gentry on October 31, 1970 in Mesa, Arizona. He passed away in 1981. She married John Darrel Lane Vandiviere on February 21, 1987 in Los Lunas, New Mexico. Mary was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served three LDS missions to the Lamanites, a temple mission, and seven years of genealogical extraction work at home. She also served in the Primary, Relief Society president and counselor, choir director, organist and other positions in the LDS Church. Mary is survived by her husband, Darrel; one son, William Arnold (Beverly) Switzer of Murray, Utah; two daughters, Mary Lee (William) Marcum and Linda Ruth Ellis of Ogden, Utah; two sisters, Nellie Grace Summers of Boise, Idaho; Virginia Herring of Eagle Pass, Texas; and one brother-in-law, Ralph Gardner of Layton, Utah. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two husbands, a son, Roy Evan Switzer, both parents, four brothers, two sisters, and a granddaughter. Mary loved her family with all of her heart and taught them to love each other through her sweet example. Her dedication to genealogy was a sure sign of her love for, and commitment to, her family here on earth and in the hereafter. Mary has compiled numerous family histories that will be treasured by her descendants for many years to come. She has always been a great inspiration to her family who love her dearly and will continue to hold a warm and beloved place in their hearts. All of Mary's relatives and friends will remember her when they see a bright, sweet smelling rose, or a tall, graceful iris, for she enjoyed tending her lovely garden. By her efforts, she made the world a more radiant, colorful and joyful place. Her handwork, her quilts, crocheted table clothes and other gifts of love will grace the homes of her loved ones and keep happy memories alive. Mary has inspired beauty, tenderness, patience and love in all those who knew her and she will be tenderly missed. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, September 25, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. at the River Parkway Ward, 1050 21st Street in Ogden, UT with Bishop Shawn Steed officiating. Friends may call on Monday from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Myers Mortuary in Ogden, 845 Washington Blvd. and on Tuesday from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the church. Interment will be Ogden City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com
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Warren -- J.T. (John Thomas) Warren gave his pain and suffering up to our Lord, on September 20, 2001 in the arms of his wife, Vangie, whom he spent the last 29 years of his life with. He is also survived by his only child and daughter, Lisa Anne, who he truly loved with all his heart; and by his only grandson, Andrew Jacob, who thought the world of his "Dad-Dad." He is also survived by three sisters, Gladys Sanchez, Jeanette Rodgers and his very special sister, Sabrina Perea; one brother, Kirby Warren. Survivors also include many brothers and sisters-in-law' numerous nieces and nephews, and a countless number of friends, all of who loved him so very much. He was preceded in death by his two moms, Frances Warren, his mother; and Maria Armijo, his mother-in-law. J.T. had his way of making us mad and laughing at the same time. His one of a kind sense of humor will surely be missed by us all. We all must cling to those silly memories he left with us, to laugh and cry at the same time. J.T. graduated from Valley High School in 1969, shortly after he joined the U.S. Army and served his country in Vietnam from October 1970 through October 1971. Pallbearers he chose will be his Godson, Adrian Tesillo, Nephews, Robert Armijo, Xavier Warren and Fabian Warren,his Compadre and brother-in-law, Jose Martinez, his brother-in-law, Del Arterburn, his close friend and cousin, Toby Zamora, and a very special friend, Joe Carrillo. Services will be held at St. Therese Catholic Church, 300 Mildred at Fourth Street NW. A Rosary will be recited on Tuesday, September 25, 2001 at 5:30 p.m., and a Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, September 26, 2001 at 12:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th NW Albuquerque, 343-8008.
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Wylie -- Beverly Joyce Rakestraw Wylie, 69, cherished mother, grandmother and friend, found her angels' wings fully grown to carry her away as she was surrounded in her home by loving family members on September 23, 2001. She will be reunited with her beloved husband, Marshall J. Wylie, Sr., who preceded her in death in 1989 and her parents, David U. and Virginia"Sissy" Rakestraw and many others who promised to leave a path of pebbles to help her find her way. Joyce is survived by her sons; Steven M. Wylie and wife, Nancy, of Dallas, TX, Patrick T. Wylie and wife, Julie, of Sandia Park, NM; daughter, Sandra K. Wylie of Tijeras, NM; stepson, Marshall J. Wylie, Jr. and wife, Pam, of Albuquerque; stepdaughter Lide Breeze of Albuquerque; 10 grandchildren; and numerous other loving family members. Joyce was born in El Paso, TX on October 24, 1931 and moved to Albuquerque at the age of three, where she lived the rest of her life. She graduated from Albuquerque High School and went on to major in drama at the University of New Mexico. Joyce then became a devoted wife and mother at the age of 24. She spent numerous years as an active member of the Junior League of Albuquerque and tirelessly devoted hours to the American Cancer Society. Joyce was an accomplished pianist and delighted in leading the group in song with her harmonica, her accordion, or any other musical instrument that might be handy. She never met a stranger and made all who knew her feel as if they were the most special person in the world. Her wacky sense of humor was contagious, and her gentle loving nature was a gift to all. Her thirst of knowledge, her passion for music, her love of movies and drama defined a woman of depth and inspiration. Such things in life that brought her joy were her friends and family, gardening, woodwork, crafts, learning, reading, dogs, travel and her beautiful view of the Sandia Mountains. Her adventurous spirit prompted her to attain her private pilot's license, to hang glide, to parasail, to ski, to golf, to river raft, and to try just about anything once. The light of joy and happiness that Joyce brought to those who knew and loved her will burn brightly in their hearts forever. The family wishes to express profound gratitude to all of the angels at Lovelace Hospice who made the journey of her final days safe and peaceful. Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, September 27, 2001, at 10:00 a.m. at Gate of Heaven Mausoleum, 7500 Paseo del Norte NE, to be immediately followed by burial of her ashes. A Memorial Service will be held later that day at 5:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd., followed by a reception at her home. For floral assistance, the family wishes friends to call 884-1600. Please generously direct memorial contributions to Lovelace Hospice, 5400 Gibson Blvd. SE, Bldg. 18, 87108.
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