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Aragon -- Jesus Aragon, of Los Lunas, New Mexico, passed away on October 3, 2001. He was 85 years old. He is survived by 14 children, Maria, Sam, Ed, and Clarence of Albuquerque, Ted, John, Jesse, Michael, Annette and Joseph of Colorado, Bernadette, Barbara and George of Seattle, and Jim of Salt Lake City; 42 grandchildren; eight grand-children; a brother, Frank of Peralta; and a sister, Feliz of Albuquerque. Jesus was a Grand Knight with the Knights of Columbus. He was President of the Peralta St. Vincent de Paul. He was a deacon at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Peralta. He was loved and admired by many and will be greatly missed. A Rosary will be held on Sunday, October 7, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. at Salazar & Sons Mortuary Chapel. Funeral Services for Mr. Aragon will be held on Monday, October 8, 2001 at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Peralta, NM where the Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Peralta Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mr. Aragon's sons. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Vincent's De Paul Society, c/o Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, P.O. Box 288, Peralta, NM, 87042 and Knights of Columbus Council #9340, P.O. Box 489, Peralta, NM, 87042. Arrangements by Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Baca -- Cynthia M. Baca of Albuquerque passed away September 28, 2001. She is survived by her daughter, Chandelle; her parents, Brei and Hermelinda Baca of Albuquerque; her brother, Brei Jr. and wife, Julie and children of Albuquerque; her sister, Sheila and husband, Joe Rodriguez and children of Mission, TX. She is also survived by her paternal grandmother; her maternal grandfather and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Services will be held Wednesday, October 3, 2001, 10:00 a.m. at the Albuquerque Revival Center. She will be interred at Sunset Memorial Park following Services. We love you and you will be missed!
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Boultinghouse -- Janice Boultinghouse, 63, a resident of Albuquerque, died Thursday, October 4, 2001. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Karlan D. Boultinghouse, daughter, Teri Ann Light and husband, Randy of Los Lunas, NM; son, Bradley Boultinghouse, and wife, Laurie of Edgewood, NM; granddaughter, Paula Ann Chesnik; grandson, Levi Allen Boultinghouse; and father, Willard Duffy of Munice, IN. Mrs. Boultinghouse was a devout Christian, wonderful mother, and loving wife. She loved golf, skiing, playing tennis, and lifting weights. Mrs. Boultinghouse was a member of Civitan Club and was a who was a friend to all who knew her. Services will be held Monday, October 8, 2001, 10:00 a.m., at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 12121 North Highway 14 in Tijeras. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be make to the American Cancer Society, Ovarian Research, Attn: Carla Ramirez, 5800 Lomas NE, 87110. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
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Enright -- Roberta Mary Vogellus Enright, 85, resident of Albuquerque since 1982, passed away at home Wednesday, October 3, 2001. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Bernard Enright; and son, William Enright. Roberta is survived by four sons, James Enright and wife, Nancy of Monrovia, MD, Robert Enright of Havertown, PA, Bernard Enright and wife, Jacque of Placitas, NM and Daniel Enright of Albuquerque. She also is survived by her sister, Anita Price of Aston, PA; two sisters-in-law, Helen Jessen of Albuquerque and Mary Fitzgerald of Turnersville, NJ; daughter-in-law, Vickie Enright of Albuquerque; two granddaughters; five grandsons; and four great-grandchildren. Roberta (Bobbie) was born April 6, 1916 in Jersey City, NJ. She married her beloved husband, Barney, in 1937 and raised five sons. Over the years, she and Barney lived in Brooklyn, NY, Kansas City, MO, Jenkintown, PA, and Deerfield, IL, where they founded the Deerfield Chapter of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine in the late 1950s. She and Barney retired to Albuquerque where she brought love and kindness to whomever she met and considered her family and friends her greatest treasure. Throughout her life, Roberta devoted herself to children. She taught reading at E.G. Ross Elementary School until she became ill in March 2001. She also worked at Michael's in Albuquerque for 15 years teaching crafts and sewing. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 9, 2001 at Risen Savior Catholic Church, 7701 Wyoming Blvd., NE, Albuquerque. Interment will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Roberta's name to: E.G. Ross Tutorial Program, 6700 Palomas, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. Funeral arrangements are by Fitzgerald and Sons Mortuary, 3113 Carlisle blvd., NE, Albuquerque. Friends and family will gather to remember Bobbie on Sunday, October 7, 2001 at & 7:00 p.m. at the Community Center of Valle Grande Apts., 8401 Spain, NE, Albuquerque.
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Fellows -- Paul D. Fellows, Sr., Colonel, USAF (Ret.) of Albuquerque, died Wednesday, October 3, 2001. He is survived by his sons, Phillip N. Fellows, Glenn H. Fellows and wife, Patricia Hancock, all of Albuquerque; daughter, Lois A. Fellows of Richmond, VA; grandsons, Paul D. Fellows III and wife, Rhonda of Lampasas, TX, David M. Fellows and wife Surita of Troy, TX, Ryan Fellows and wife, Vicki of Albuquerque, Kevin Fellows and fiancée, Christine Burrell of Brooklyn, NY, and Edward Tsyitee, Jr. and wife, Mel, of Richmond, VA; granddaughter, Paige Jordan and husband, Jim of Fairborn, OH; great-grandsons, Paul D. Fellows, IV of Lampasas, TX and Nikolas Tsyitee of Richmond, VA; granddaughters, Katlynn Fellows of Troy, TX, Nikola Fellows and Adriana Fellows, both of Albuquerque; and many nieces, nephews and family in Maryland and Pennsylvania He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Wilma C. Fellows in September 1999 and his eldest son, Paul Jr., Captain USAF in 1961. Mr. Fellows was born June 15, 1909 in Washington D.C. He graduated McKinley Tech High School in D.C. and the University of Maryland Engineering College in 1932. Mr. Fellows was employee of Potomac Electric Power Co. for seven years. He was employee of Equitable Life Assurance Society of New York since 1961. Mr. Fellows was commissioned in USAQMC in 1938 and in USAF in 1947. He retired from USAF in 1961. Mr. Fellows was a member of Kappa Alpha and Delta Sigma Fraternities. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held Tuesday, October 9, 2001, 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. NE, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, with Chaplain Lemuel Boyles, Col USAF (Ret.). In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.
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Gonzales -- Blue Haven Gonzales, born January 7, 1995, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on October 5, 2001. She is survived by her mother, Lillian Gonzales of Albuquerque; second special mom, Red Lovato of Albuquerque; grandparents, Joe & Diana Gonzales of Albuquerque; great-grandparents, Isidro & Margaret Gonzales of Bernalillo, NM; great-grandmother, Irene Tafoya of Corrales, NM; Godparents, Amanda and Albert Benavides; first cousins, Vincent and Lucas Benavides; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Blue was preceded in death by her great-grandfather, Tomas Tafoya. Her biological father is David Chacon and many other relatives. Blue was known as Miss. B. Haven, as Good Morning Sunshine, Squirt, Sweepeas and Blue Berry. My Special Angel Blue Haven, you are so precious, you will be in my heart forever, sweet dreams my baby. Friends may visit Saturday, 7:00 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 562 Atrisco Dr. S.W. with a Rosary being recited at 7:30 p.m. by Father Manuel Viera. Mass of Christian Burial will take place Monday 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church with Father Jack Robinson, Celebrant. Burial will follow at Santa Clara Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Andrew Tafoya, Jared Aranda-Tafoya, Antonio Tafoya, Russell Gonzales, Aaron Gonzales, and Frankie Gonzales. French Mortuary Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd. N.W.
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Gurule -- Kenneth E. Gurule, age 35, a resident of Bernalillo, passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2001, following a job related accident. He was preceded in death by his father, Armando Gurule, Sr.; grandfathers, Maximo Lucero and Joaquin Gurule. He is survived by his loving wife, Laura; and his loving son, Jared Joseph; his mother, Christine Gurule; sister, Angela and husband, Rick Aragon; their two daughters, Marissa and Taylor; brother, Armando Gurule and fiancé, Brenda; grandmothers, Natividad Lucero and Adelaida (Lala) Gurule; father and mother-in-law, Larry and Lydia Montano; brothers-in-law, Larry Montano, Jr. and Leonard Montano and wife, Karla and daughter, Ashley Kaitlyn; and many close uncles, aunts, cousins and dear friends. Rosary will be recited Sunday, October 7, 2001 at 7:00 p.m., at Church of the Risen Savior, 7701 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Mass will be celebrated Monday, October 8, 2001, at 10:00 a.m., at Church of the Risen Savior. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Sorrows Cemetery in Bernalillo. Pallbearers will be Leonard Montano, Anthony Baca, Gabriel Montano, Mario Gurule, Ron Padilla, and Ralph Armijo. Honorary Pallbearers will be Rex Lamkin, Michael Dominguez, Martin Montoya, Laurin Derosien Rueben Castillo, Ken Rivera and Larry Sandoval. Friends may visit Church of the Risen Savior, 7701 Wyoming Blvd. NE, one hour prior to the Rosary. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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Harshbarger -- Shawn H. Harshbarger, 36, resident of Espanola, passed away on October 2, 2001. He was a loving, father, son, brother and friend. Shawn is survived by his children, Nicole and Michael Harshbarger of Espanola, NM; parents, Bob and Jane Harshbarger of Albuquerque; brother, Steven W. Harshbarger and wife, Jamie of Pittsburgh, PA; niece, Rachel Harshbarger and nephew, Joshua Harshbarger both of Pittsburgh, PA; children's mother, Trisha Sanchez of Espanola; uncle, William G. Harshbarger and wife, Carol of Duncansville, PA; loving, special friend, Yvette Trujillo and her daughter, Shayla; and special friend, Jim Babich of Los Alamos, NM. Shawn was a loving, caring father. He served six years with the United States Navy on the USS Florida Trident Submarine. Shawn was employed with Los Alamos National Labs. He loved life and lived each day to the fullest. A Memorial Service will be held, Saturday, 10:00 a.m. at French Mortuary, Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW, (3 blks North of Paseo Del Norte) with Rev. John E. Schwarting officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Church Building Fund, Mesa View United Methodist Church, 4701 Montaño N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87120.
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Henderson -- Dr. Thomas Richard Henderson II, 69, died on Wednesday, October 3, 2001. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Dr. Rogene Henderson; son, Thomas (Tim) Henderson and wife, Maryanne of Hollywood, FL; daughters, Edith of Albuquerque and Dr. Lucy Clemen (Laura) and husband, Mark of Bremerton, WA; grandchildren, Genevieve Henderson and Catherine, Nathaniel, Vivienne and Joseph Clemen. He was preceded in death by son, Robert Rosser Henderson; brother, John Rosser Henderson, Jr.; and his parents, John Rosser Henderson and Laura Mae Olson Henderson. Thomas was a graduate of Pan American University and served his country in the Army in Germany during the Korean War. He received his doctorate in chemistry from the University of Texas in Austin, where he met and married his wife, Rogene Faulkner. Dr. Henderson worked as a research chemist for many years teaching at the University of Arkansas Medical Center, the University of Albuquerque, UNM Valencia and he conducted research for Lovelace Inhalation Toxicology Research Institute, now Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute. He was also an entrepreneur, operating the Albuquerque Assay Lab and other ventures. T.R. was active in Kiwanis, was a former chair of the Appropriate Rural Technology Association (ARTA), served on the board of The Storehouse, was a compadre of Ghost Ranch, and was a longtime member and elder at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church. He was a generous and optimistic man, and he loved to have everyone over to catch trout in his backyard pond. He will be sorely missed. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held Saturday, 11:00 a.m., at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 5301 Ponderosa NE, with Rev. Frank Yates officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to The Storehouse, 106 Broadway SW, 87102. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Jackson -- David Jerome Jackson, 62, of La Plata, NM, passed away October 1, 2001. David was blessed to have two loving families and many friends. David was the beloved husband of Sally Suter; father to two sons, Andy and Michael; and brother to Larry, Alice and Judy. David was so joyful that he was able to be with his sons just a few weeks ago. David was loved and embraced by Sally's extended family, especially her children, Tammy and Tatum. David and Sally were only two weeks from their second wedding anniversary. Though they found each other late in life, they had been finding each other for all time. David loved light and color, loved to express beauty through his art, loved to use his exquisite mind and most of all, loved God. David, we love you and we know you are now held in God's heart. There will be a celebration Service for David's life in Santa Fe, NM on Sunday, October 7, 2001 at 3:30 p.m. at St. Bede's Episcopal Church, at the corner of St. Francis Drive and San Mateo. Please join us for a potluck in the church community room immediately afterwards. This will be a time to share remembrances of David. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the UNM Center for Development and Disability. Please note on your checks that the donation is for"the David Jackson Disability Research Memorial Fund." donations may be sent to: Valerie Darensburg, 2300 Menaul NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107.
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Kosinski -- Frank Kosinski, 72, a resident of Albuquerque, died Thursday, October 04, 2001. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Evangeline Van Kosinski of Albuquerque; son, Tony Kosinski and wife Barbara; daughter, Sandra Hernandez, all of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Erica and Amber Whitaker; mother, Sophie Kosinski; brother, Danny Kosinski and wife, Patricia of Toledo, OH; brothers-in-law, Pete Rivera Jr. and wife, Gisele and Dick Janzer; and sister-in-law, Ann Ahlness and husband, Howard. He was preceded in death by his father, Clemence. Mr. Kosinski served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Frank loved the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting. Rosary will be recited Monday, October 8, 2001, at 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. NE, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, October 9, 2001, at 11:00 a.m., at Gate of Heaven Mausoleum Chapel, 7500 Paseo Del Norte NE. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd NE, Monday, 4:00 p.m. until time of Rosary. Memorial contributions may be made to Lovelace Hospice Program, 5655 Jefferson NE, 87109. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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Lanford -- Dellie P. Lanford, age 87, a resident of Albuquerque for 41 years died October 3, 2001. Dellie is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Ben A. Lanford Sr.; one son, Ben A. Lanford Jr. and wife, Nancy of Ft. Worth, TX; one daughter, Dorothy Vaughan and husband Dr. D. Michael of Ft. Collins, CO; one sister, Dorothy L. Elkins of Ft. Worth, TX; six grandchildren, Lisa Jeffers and husband Derrick of Colorado Springs, CO, Cindy Thill and husband, Doug of Ft. Collins, CO, Douglas Lanford of Foster City, CA, Dalton Vaughan and wife, Kirsten of Ft. Collins, CO, Emily and Sarah Lanford both of Ft. Worth, TX; seven great-grandchildren, Joshua, Jesiah and Jamin Jeffers; Jared, Jamie and Brandon Thill; Kierra Vaughan. Dellie was a long time volunteer at Presbyterian Hospital, a member of the Ladies Golf Association of the Albuquerque Country Club. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Friday, October 5, 2001 and 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Saturday, October 6, 2001 at Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave SE. Services will be at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, October 6, 2001 in the Palm Chapel of Strong-Thorne Mortuary with Pastor Larry Pierson officiant. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Dellie's grandchildren, Lisa Jeffers, Cindy Thill, Douglas Lanford, Dalton Vaughan, Emily Lanford and Sarah Lanford. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Presbyterian Hospital Foundation or the American Cancer Society. Dellie is entrusted to the care of Strong-Thorne Mortuary.
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Logan -- Wayne C. Logan, 92, a resident of Albuquerque since 1942, died Wednesday, October 3, 2001. He is survived by his daughter, Mary V. McMurtrey and husband, Curtis of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Karin V. French, Curtis W. McMurtrey and wife, Paulette, Charles P. McMurtrey, Carl R. McMurtrey; great-grandchildren, Kealy Hebert and husband, Matthew, Wm Eli French, Curtis P. McMurtrey, Jennifer McMurtrey, Steven McMurtrey; and a great-great-grandchild, Deveron French. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jennie V. Logan. Services will be held Saturday, October 6, 2001, at 2:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, with Rev. Charles E. Price officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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Matteucci -- Henry Americo (Junior) Matteucci, passed away October 1, 2001, after a long illness. He was a lifetime resident of Albuquerque. He was the last surviving son of Pompilo Matteucci, the founder of the Paris Shoe Stores. Many will remember him as the store manager of the uptown Nob Hill store and later the Montgomery Plaza store. His dedication to ensuring the proper fit for his customers, especially the children's shoes will be remembered by multi-generations of his customers. Mr. Matteucci was an avid golfer. He participated in many tournaments, winning several of them. Mr. Matteucci was preceded in death by his parent, Pompilo and Germena Matteucci; his brothers, Pete, Albert, Rolando, and Louis; his sister, Marie (Banny) Del Frate. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Joanna; his stepdaughter, Elizabeth Jo Woodin, of Phoenix, AZ; sisters-in-law, Ida Matteucci (wife of Albert) and Nellie Matteucci (wife of Louis); several nieces and nephews. Cremation has occurred and Private Services to celebrate his life have been held. The family would like to send a special thank you to the dedicated caretakers, Sandia Hospice Staff, friends and other family members who assisted with his care. Without all of them, he could not have remained in the comfortable surroundings of his own home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Sandia Hospice Foundation, 4725 Indian School Rd. NE., Suite 1, Albuquerque, NM 87110 or to your favorite charity. Cremation arrangements by the Sunrise Society of NM, 891-8200.
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Mead -- Richard G. Mead, 58, a longtime resident of Albuquerque, died Thursday, September 27, 2001. He is survived by his son, Wesley Verne Mead and wife, Katheranne Esquibel-Mead of Albuquerque; daughter, Deborah RiAnn Mead of Albuquerque; his companion, Red; nephews, Jon Edwards and wife, Helen and their daughter, Lara, Antonio Martinez and wife, Lori; niece, Christine Ann Edwards, all of Phoenix, AZ; and the love of his life, Nancy H. Mead. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Wesley and Marian Margaret; and sister, Charlene Ann McCans. Mr. Mead received his Bachelor of Arts degree from New Mexico State University and was in accounting. He was also a builder, contractor and a truck driver. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Prayer Gathering was held Friday, October 5, 2001, at 4:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Memorial contributions may be made to NMSU Foundation, P.O. Box 3590, Las Cruces, NM, 88003. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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Morris -- Elizabeth P. Morris, 51, a resident of Albuquerque, NM, went home to be with our Lord and Savior Tuesday, October 2, 2001. She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Elder Cail Morris, Sr. of the family home; sons, Darrold Morris of Albuquerque, NM, Cail Morris, Jr. and wife, Lisa, of Atlanta, GA, Terrence Morris and wife, Erin, of Tacoma, WA; daughter, Tunya Morris of Albuquerque, NM; grandchildren, Jerrell, Devon, Jasmine, Marcus, Aaron, Niya, Lakeisha and Marrisa; sisters, Constance Coleman, Ann Jackson, Wendell Ferguson and Linda Jean Rushin; brothers Rev. Dan Jordan, Don Jordan and Evernice Jordan and many other aunts, uncles, and loving family members. Services will be held Saturday, October 6, 2001, 1:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. Interment will take place in Sandersville, Georgia.
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Rathbun -- Madelyn Rathbun, daughter of a pioneer Colorado ranching family, passed on to be with her Lord and Savior and Partner in life, Jesus Christ, on October 5, 2001. She was born October 22, 1913 in Fowler, CO to Clarence and Lydia Strickland and was the oldest of 11 children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Rathbun; brothers, Roy, Clifford, Elmer, and Don Strickland. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Jim Rathbun of Edgewood; son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Margie Rathbun of Lake Jackson, TX; 12 grandchildren, Cherryl and Rich Greene, David and Betsy Greenwell, Randy and Wendy Travis, Cindy and Pat Joseph, Brett and Janet Travis, Rene and David Glass, Robbie and Terri Travis, Kari and Marcus Lynch, Kyndra Wand, Lonnie and Kelly Rathbun, Deanna and Andy Young, Troy Rathbun; and 33 great-grandchildren, Corri, Travis, Robin, Jennifer, Andrea, Valerie, Jessica, Sarah, P.J., Chasiti, Chariti, B.J., Dustin, Lane, Erica, Tim, April, Joy, Karleigh, Hannah, Melanie, Courtney, Timmy Kelsey, Chrissy, Justin, Jeremy, Jacob, Jacee, Jordan, Makenna, Arron and Joshua; sisters, Dorothy and Rich Richards, Dolores Peterson; brothers, Charles and Pat Strickland, Dale and Dorothy Strickland, and Bill and Betty Strickland. Madelyn and Floyd were ranchers in Colorado until 1951 when they moved to Albuquerque where Madelyn entered the Real Estate business. She had been a Realtor since 1952 and was the first woman to be an officer on the Albuquerque Board of Realtors. She was the second recipient to receive the CO Nelson Award of Excellence from the Albuquerque Board of Realtors and was one of the very first women in Real Estate. Madelyn's family would like to give a BIG THANKS to all of her caregivers for all of their support. A celebration of Madelyn' life and a viewing will be held at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Jim and Jean Rathbun at 55 William's Ranch Rd., Edgewood, NM on October 8, 2001 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at First Baptist Church in Moriarty on October 9, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Brett Travis (grandson) officiating. Church location just South of exit 196 off of I-40. The family invites all who knew Madelyn to come. Interment will follow at the Barton Cemetery, Edgewood, NM.
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Vargas -- Virginia Vargas, 76, a resident of Albuquerque passed away on Wednesday, October 3, 2001. She is survived by her children, Mercy Chavez and husband, Jacob, Daniel deVargas and wife, Lisa, all of Albuquerque, Stanley Vargas and wife, Paula of Oregon, Stephanie Popescu and husband, Ovi of California and Robert Vargas of Texas; grandchildren, Carol G. Wood and husband, Robert, Garrick Chavez, Ashlee, Alissa and Alex deVargas, Tristan, Christopher, Jamison and Erica Vargas and Laurentiu Popescu and the youngest grandchild, Gabriella Popescu; great-grandchildren, Michael Christopher Chavez, Skyler James and Devin Leigh Wood; and two brothers, Ruben Romero and wife, Bessie and Moises Romero and wife, Lillian. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Vargas; daughter, Kathryn Yvonne; parents, Adelico and Andreaitta; brothers, Frederico, Ezeqiel, Frank, Arthur and Alex; sister, Lucia Romero Vigil. Prayer services will be held, Sunday, October 7, 2001, 7:00 p.m., at Heights Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 4920 Wyoming Blvd NE, with Pastor Wayne Gayton officiating. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 8, 2001, at 1:00 p.m., at Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum Chapel at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE, with Pastor Wayne Gayton officiating. Entombment will follow at Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum. Pallbearers will be Tristan Vargas, Ashlee DeVargas, Erica Vargas, Garrick Chavez, Devin Wood and Donald Vigil. Honorary pallbearers will be Carol C. Wood, Alex DeVargas, Christopher Vargas and Michael Christopher Chavez. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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Watkins -- Reverend Mary Watkins, a minister of the gospel for 65 years, died on Wednesday, October 3, 2001 in San Antonio, TX at age 82. She and her husband Rev. W.F. Watkins were the founders of many churches including Revival Tabernacle Assembly of God Church in Albuquerque, where they pastored for 39 years. Mary's life passion was to read and study the Bible and share God's love with everyone she met. She was born in Laverne, OK and attended school in Cedar Vale, KS. Mary resided in the states of Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico and Arizona. Since 1996, she lived in San Antonio, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Lova Helphingstine; her husband of 51 years, Rev. W.F. Watkins; her son, George C. Watkins; two brothers; and two sisters. She is survived by her sister, Thelma Donahue; sister-in-law, Jeannetta Watkins; daughters, Martha and husband, Brian Garriffa and Debra and husband, Mick Winakur; grandchildren, Bill and Sue Watkins, George and Kim Watkins, Vernace and Eric White, Lamae and Paul Koogler, Mark and Edith Watkins, Candice Watkins, Brooke Winakur, Michael Winakur, Greg and Brenda Winakur, Michelle Garriffa, Colleen Garriffa; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services will be held Monday, 11:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE, with Rev. Raymond Franks officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Monday, one hour prior to service. Contributions may be made to the Evangel Christian Academy Foundation, 4501 Montgomery NE, 87109, (505)883-1300. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in the guest book by going to www.porterloring.com and clicking on Remembrance Registry. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Webster -- Add Webster, 86, a resident of Albuquerque, died Tuesday, October 2, 2001. He is survived by his son, Patrick Webster and wife, Joyce of Ohio and Florida; one brother, George D. Webster of Griswold, IA; sister-in-law, Marjorie Boyle of Sunnyvale, CA; several nieces and nephews; and many dear friends, including cousin, Helen Schei and Mr. Jasper Heath. He was preceded in death by his wife, Terese; parents, Aaron and Effie; brothers, Alton and Lyle; and sister, Adeline. Mr. Webster was a graduate of Cedar Falls High School in Iowa, Class of 1933 and attended the University of Northern Iowa, University of Oregon and the University of New Mexico before going to Holloman AFB. He was a Minor Leaguer in 1938-39 with the St. Louis Cardinal organization. Mr. Webster was a Disabled Veteran, having served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was also a member of American Legion Post 13. He was an administrator with the Small Business Administration in Albuquerque before retiring in 1972. Mr. Webster was a member of Queen of Heaven Catholic Church. Mass will be celebrated Monday, October 8, 2001, at 10:30 a.m., at Gate of Heaven Mausoleum Chapel, 7500 Paseo Del Norte NE. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Mausoleum. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Sunday, October 7, 2001, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. or on Monday, October 8, 2001, one hour before services.
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