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Anaya -- Mr. Tony C. Anaya, 81, a resident Albuquerque passed away on Octobet 23, 2001 peacefully at home in the arms of his loving family. Mr. Anaya is the beloved husband of 63 years to Mrs. Beatrice Anaya. He is also survived by his loving children, Geraldine Trujillo and husband, Carlos, Antonia Chavez and husband, Manuel, Jack Anaya, Romulo Anaya and wife, Arlene, Lucille Anaya, Jeanette Roybal and husband, Rick, Dora Henry and husband, Jose, Delfino Anaya and wife, Donna; four sisters, Tommie Muller, Mary Galvan, Nancy Muller and Angie Cardenas and husband husband, Leo; one brother, Jack C. Anaya and wife, Margie; 20 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mr. Anaya was preceded in death by two brothers, Joe Anaya and Andy Anaya; a sister, Fela Ulibarri; a granddaughter, Cynthia Cordova; great-granddaughter, Crystal Trujillo; great-grandsons, Cielito and Antonio Anaya. Mr. Anaya was a member of the Catholic Church, a Veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World WAR II, he loved his family, loved dancing, singing, fishing and camping. Visitation for Mr. Anaya will be Friday morning after 9:00 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church, 1400 Arenal SW with a Rosary to be recited at 9:30 a.m. by the Altar Rosary Society. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. by Father Daniel Balizan. Interment will follow at the San Jose de Armijo Cemetery. Pallbearers will be, Joseph Anaya, Tony Chavez, Clay Henry, Noah Roybal, Steven Montoya and Carlos Trujillo Jr. Honorary will be Kenneth Chavez, Jeremy Anaya, Jack Anaya Jr., Jared Roybal, Jude Roybal and Sergio Henry. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd SW in charge of the arrangements.
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Baca -- Mary Ann (Saiz) Baca was born December 10, 1949 and died October 22, 2001 after a long, courageous battle with a kidney disease. May she rest in peace. She will always be in our thoughts and prayers. Mrs. Baca is survived by her husband of 33 years, Candido Baca; her mother, Josefita Saiz; three daughters, Monica Gonzales and husband, Gerald of Denver, CO., Barbara Baca and fiance, Dominic Martinez, and Candace Baca, all of Tijeras, NM; three sons, Johnny Baca and fiance, Nicole Cooper, William Baca, and Candido Baca Jr., all of Tijeras, NM. She was also survived by; two brothers, Raymond Elario Saiz Jr., and Avelino Saiz, both of Tijeras, NM; three sisters, Tille Garcia and husband, Ermino of Carnuel, Filomena Duran and husband, Freddie of Albuquerque, Jesusita Solano and husband, Joseph of Bosque Farms; four grand-children; and numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation will take place Thursday, October 25, 2001. Services will be held at San Antonio Church in Tijeras, NM at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 26, 2001. Arrangements by Garcia Mortuary.
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Bemis -- Eleanor Louise Bemis, age 86, and a resident of TorC for the past three years, died at Memorial Medical Center on October 22, 2001. Mrs. Bemis was a former longtime resident of Albuquerque since 1942 (58 years) and moved to TorC to be closer to her daughter, Florence Hall. Eleanor was born on September 1, 1915, in Oak Creek, Colorado, the daughter of Ralph and Amie (Hood) Robinson. She was a homemaker and a member of St. John's Cathedral in Albuquerque, NM; a member of Order of Eastern Star; an avid bridge player and enjoyed bowling. She was honored in the Women's Hall of Fame of Bowlers and was a member of the B.P.O.E. Elk's Auxiliary. She leaves behind her two daughters, Florence Hall of Truth or Consequences, Shirley and husband, Don Nielson of Albuquerque; a son, Bill and wife, Kay Bemis of Placitas; seven grandchildren, Loren Hall and wife, Jackie, Clint and wife, Juanita Hall, Kelli and husband, Dale Marshall, Nisa and husband, Tom Brown, Valerie and husband, Albert Disch, Scott and wife, Pam Nielson and Kristi Bemis; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, a son, Ralph"Skip" Bemis and a granddaughter, Vanessa Nielson. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 in the Chapel of French Mortuary at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Shon A. Wagner officiating. A Service will be held on Friday, October 26, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chester T. French Mausoleum Chapel at Sunset Memorial park Cemetery in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to Casa Esperanza, 1005 Yale Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87106 or to First Baptist Church, 220 Broadway, Truth or Consequences, NM 87901. Arrangements are by French Mortuary of TorC, Inc. (505) 894-2574.
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Bennett -- Robert "Bob" Bennett, 65, a 30-year resident of Albuquerque, died Tuesday, October 23, 2001. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Michiko Bennett of Albuquerque; daughters, Diane Peterson and husband, Eric of Albuquerque and Vanessa Stueber and husband, Sean of Hilo, HI; grandchildren, Joshua, Elisa, and Bethany; brothers, Bill Bennett and Dick Bennett, both of Maryland; and sisters, Mary Frayley and Martha Miller, both of Maryland. Mr. Bennett was retired from the Air Force and then pursued a civil service career, retiring in 1998. He loved to be around people and was a friend to all. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Services will be held Friday, October 26, 2001, 10:00 a.m., at Manzano Baptist Church, 12411 Linn Dr. NE, with Pastor Bert Singletary officiating. Interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Thursday, October 25, 2001, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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Blank -- Harry F. Blank, December 14, 1914 - October 19, 2001. Harry Blank was born in Albuquerque, the son of Hannah and Alvin Blank. He graduated from Albuquerque High School and was the proprietor of Albuquerque Glass and Mirror Works for 12 years. He was a member of Central Methodist Church, Albuquerque Lodge No 60, AF&AM and Albuquerque Lodge 461, B.P.O.E. He was the faithful husband of Lahalla Arlette Brown, the daughter of Roy and Mabel Brown. For the last 19 years, he lived in Oakland and Alameda, California. He is survived by his two sons, Leroy F. Blank of Nambe, New Mexico and Gary W. Blank of Alameda, California; and grandchildren, Daniel W. Blank, Richard J.C. Blank, and William F.C. Blank. A Memorial Service will be held in Alameda, CA at Immanuel Lutheran Church on January 12, 2002. Donations may be made to the Red Cross for the victims and survivors of the September 11 tragedy.
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Clarkson -- Merle Ellen Clarkson, a resident of Albuquerque for 25 years, died Tuesday, October 23, 2001. She is survived by her daughter, Judy Bollig and husband, Jerry of Albuquerque, NM; grandsons, Scott Bollig of Portland, OR and Todd Bollig and wife, Kelly of Phoenix, AZ; great-grandchildren, Ridglea and Michael Bollig of Phoenix AZ; sisters, Betty Christian and Angela Monk of Stinnett, TX, Delores Crowley (Bobbye) of Lubbock, TX and Rosemary Gonzales and husband, Roger, of Hawthorne, CA; brothers, Bernard O'Gorman and wife, Dorothy, of Amarillo, TX and Dick O'Gorman and wife, Dorothy of TX and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Clarkson, in 1976; brothers, Roger, James, Michael, Ambrose and Leo O'Gorman and sisters, Marie, Loretta and Louise. Mrs. Clarkson was born in Nebraska and met her husband in Texas where they were married. Together they experienced many adventures in the oil industry. She loved to laugh and to dance. Mrs. Clarkson loved her daughter, grandchildren, sisters and brothers immensely. She was a sweet and loving spirit who will always be remembered. A Prayer Service will be held Friday, October 26, 2001, 10:00 a.m. at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE with Deacon Byron Wicker. officiating. Rosary will be recited Thursday, October 25, 2001, 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary - Lomas Blvd. Chapel. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Friends may visit Thursday, October 25, 2001 from 6:00 p.m. until Rosary. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.
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Cook -- Mary Lorraine Cook, 55, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died Wednesday, October 24, 2001. She is survived by her daughter, Rose Benavidez; mother, Clara Cook; sister, Dorothy Trujeque and husband, Michael; and brothers, Clifford Cook and wife, Sheila, Clovis Cook, Orlando Cook, Phillip Cook and wife, Agnes, Ronald Cook and Ivan Cook and wife, Patricia, all of Albuquerque. Prayer Service will be held Thursday, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE. Services will be held Friday, 1:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. Interment will follow at Santa Clara Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ronald Cook, Ivan Cook, Phillip Cook, Clifford Cook, Clovis Cook, Michael Trujeque, Edward Gallegos and Larry Griego. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Curtis -- Mary K. Connell, died peacefully at the Montebello on October 23, 2001, a few weeks short of her 90th birthday. She was born in Albuquerque on November 6, 1911 to the late Emma Huning Connell, a member of a pioneer Los Lunas family, and Walter M. Connell, who would later become Mayor of Albuquerque in post World War I days. She was preceded in death by her husband, John B. Curtis of Santa Fe, a well known and long-time correspondent for the Associated Press in Santa Fe. Mrs. Curtis received her early education in Albuquerque, later attending Maryville College in St. Louis. She returned to Albuquerque and graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1932. She lived in Santa Fe for almost 50 years, where she was active in many volunteer organizations. She returned to Albuquerque in 1996 to be closer to family. She is survived by four children, John B. Jr., and wife, Shirley of Bloomfield, William C. and wife, Ogi of Aurora, Colorado, Bob and wife, Barbara of Albuquerque, and Ellen Palmer and husband, Charles of Corrales; six grandchildren, Tom and wife, Maureen of Albuquerque, Dan and wife, Stephanie of Seattle, John of Aurora, Colorado, Kristen of Albuquerque, Michael Palmer of Burke, Virginia, Betsy Palmer of Dayton, Ohio, and a great-granddaughter, Erin. Rosary will be held Thursday, October 25, 2001, at 7:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Sandia, 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM with Mass on Friday, October 26, 2001 at 10:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Arrangements by Sandia Funeral Care, 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 821-0010.
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Davis -- Velma Jane Davis, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother went to be with our Lord Jesus on Monday, October 22, 2001. Velma was born in Nelson, Missouri on May 3, 1923. In 1942, she was married to her husband, Millard H."Johnny" Davis in Alton, Illinois. Velma and Millard moved to Albuquerque in the summer of 1952 where they raised their two children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Millard; brothers, Perry and Raymond Cornine; and sisters, Leta Butler and Della Mae Johnson. She is survived by her two sisters, Josephine Robinson and Helen Clark of Louisville, Kentucky; two sons, James Perry and Larry Edward Davis of Albuquerque; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Velma attended Heights Christian Church here in Albuquerque. She loved her little Chihuahua"Tiny", spending time with her family, and watching a good movie. She will be greatly missed and always loved. A viewing will be held at Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle NE from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Thursday, October 25, 2001. A Memorial Service will be held at Heights Christian Church 6935 Comanche NE at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 26, 2001 followed by interment at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be James Davis, Larry Davis, Rick Davis, Neil Davis, Matt Davis, Chris Davis, and Brian Smith. Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors is entrusted to the care of Velma."How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord Almighty. I cling, yes, I faint with longing to enter the courts of the Lord. With my whole being, body and soul, I will shout joyfully to the living God." Psalm 84:1-2
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Frazier -- Our beloved friend, wife, and mother, Daisey Frazier, passed away on October 17, 2001. She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Richard Frazier; a daughter and son-in-law, Melody and Paul Carlyle of Farmington, NM; and a son, Robert Gardipe of California; a sister, Eleanor Starr of Grapevine, TX; a brother, Gilbert Pacheco of Casa Blanca, NM; sister, Gloria Caswell of Albuquerque, NM; grandchildren, Wynter and Warren Carlyle, Christina, Elicia and Nolan Gardipe; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Pacheco; and her mother and father, Robert and Lena Pacheco. Services were held at the family home in Paguate, NM., with burial in the Paguate Cemetery. Friends and family described her as always laughing and joking. That is how we would like her to be remembered.
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Gallegos -- Robert Lee Gallegos, 41, passed away October 24, 2001. He was a native New Mexican who loved the outdoors, drawing and was a friend to all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Ruth Gallegos. He is survived by his sister, Maryellen Martinez and husband, Eddie; brothers, John J. Gallegos, Angel Gallegos and wife, Toni; aunts, Emma Leyba and husband, Rudy, and Helen Gomez; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family and friends who loved and will miss him. A Memorial Service will be held at the Albuquerque Bible Church, 320 Montano Road NW, at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 25, 2001, with Eddie C. Martinez officiating. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services 2919 4th NW Albuquerque, 505-343-8008.
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Gunn -- Edsel L. Gunn, 74, a resident of Albuquerque for 55 years, died Tuesday, October 23, 2001. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Mary Lou Gunn of Albuquerque; daughter, Shelley Jaus and husband, Rick of New York; son, Douglas Gunn and wife, Martha of Pennsylvania; and daughter, Tina West of Albuquerque. He is also survived by his four grandchildren; brother, Troy Gunn and wife, Sara of Dallas, TX; sister, Lyda Wilbanks and husband, Phil of Frost, TX; sister-in-law, Betty Gunn of Dallas, TX; mother-in-law, Esther Roesch of Albuquerque; and many, many friends. Mr. Gunn worked at Sandia Laboratories for over 22 years. He then began working as Sales Manager with Commercial Radiator and worked with them for nine years. Mr. Gunn was a member of Hoffmantown Church. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, October 27, 2001, at 2:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. NE, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, with Chaplain Larry E. Wills officiating. Private interment will take place. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5800 Lomas NE, 87110. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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Horner -- Rebecca Ann Horner of Sacramento, CA died October 18, 2001. A former seven year resident of Colorado Springs and past member of the Word of Faith Church. Funeral Services in Sacramento, CA on Friday, October 26, 2001. 916-925-3549, Nightingale Funeral Chapel.
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Maestas -- Deacon Paul G. Maestas, passed away October 23, 2001 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born August 4, 1933 in Gilman, CO. He was a lifelong resident of New Mexico and a resident of Bernalillo for the last 20 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Emma; his children, Paul Simon Maestas, and wife, Debbie, Steven Maestas, his fiancé, Debbie Weh, Rebecca Maestas-Sanchez, and husband, Michael Sanchez; sister, Mae Roybal; brothers, John Maestas and wife, Nellie, Lee Maestas and wife, Belinda. His grandchildren are, Mateo, Emily, Andres, and Isaac Paul Sanchez, John-Paul and Maria-Elena Maestas. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Albuquerque in 1961. He served his country as a Marine stationed in Korea. He co-founded Mr. Tux Formal Wear in 1962 while coaching and teaching at St. Pius X High School. He later formed Paul Maestas & Associates Realty. In addition to his numerous business interests, he both farmed and ranched raising Register Angus and Llamas. He served as State Deputy of the Knights of Columbus and was a longtime member of council 4227 and the Lamy Corporation. In 1993, he was ordained as a Deacon for the Archdiocese of Santa Fe serving Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Bernalillo. He filled every waking moment of his life with positive activity. He devoted countless hours to the church and his community. His family was particularly proud of his service in the deaconate program. He touched many lives and made our community a better place to live. Services are as follows: Thursday, October 25, 2001 visitation at Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors 3113 Carlisle Blvd NE from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Bernalillo on Friday, October 26, 2001 beginning at 10:00 a.m. with the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Pallbearers will be Charles Maestas, Julius Duran, Leonard Duran, Henry Geissler, Leon Palmisano, and Isaac Martinez. Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery will follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The Multiple Myeloma Foundation. Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors is entrusted to the care of Mr. Maestas.
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Martin -- A wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother, Bonnie Martin, 68, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Tuesday, October 23, 2001. She was a member of The First Baptist Church of Belen and the Belen and Yuma, Arizona Moose Lodge. She was a past Board of Director with Camino Rael for many years and was very active with the Special Olympics of NM and Arizona. She is preceded in death by her parents, J.F. and Grace Hicks; one sister, Willie B. Harris; and two brothers, Clyde Hicks and Lloyd Ragland. Bonnie is survived by her devoted husband of 52 years, D.L. Martin of Belen; her three loving children, Dennis and his wife, Debra of Norman, OK, Brenda Summers of Las Vegas, NV, and Dana Martin of Belen; four special grandchildren, Dustin and Shelly Martin of OK, and Crystal and Megan Summers of NV, and one beautiful great-granddaughter, Kameron Martin of OK. Bonnie is also survived by her loving nieces and nephews. A Visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2001 at 12:30 p.m. in the Romero Funeral Home Chapel. A Funeral Service will follow at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Boyd Morerod officiating. Graveside Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, October 26, 2001 at Palm Cemetery, 1603 S. Jones, Las Vegas, NV. Romero Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Mcanelly -- Barbara R. McAnelly, 86, a resident of Albuquerque since 1948, passed away on Monday, October 22, 2001. She is survived by her sister, Geraldine Ducey of Toledo, OH; sons, Dr. Mark McAnelly who is a Dentist here in Albuquerque and his wife, Claudine and Eric McAnelly an Attorney in Houston, TX and his wife, Elaine; grandchildren, Carolyn Farran a teacher in Albuquerque, Pamela Brame and Charity McAnelly, both of Austin, TX, Barbara and Jacquelyn McAnelly, both of Houston, TX, Julia McAnelly of Oakland, CA and Darrin McAnelly of Los Angeles, CA. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Ralph McAnelly; and her daughter, Rosalyn Farran who was a teacher with APS. She was born on May 15, 1915 in Woodville, OH. Barbara attended Heidleburg University in Tiffin, OH. Barbara and Ralph, were members of St. Pauls Lutheran Church since 1948 and Barbara was active with the church circle group. She was also a longtime member of The League of Women Voters, and was active in many political and environmental causes, and greatly enjoyed her involvement in these causes. Cremation has taken place and Memorial Services will be held Friday, 2:00 p.m., at Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum Chapel, 924 Menaul NE. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Living Through Cancer, 323 8th St. SW, 87102. The family wishes to express thanks to Lucille Rocco and her family for their loving care of Barbara in her final months. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Mcdonald -- Laney C. McDonald Sr. passed away early Sunday morning, October 21, 2001. Born in Waco, TX, on September 17, 1922, he was predeceased by his parents, Essie C. and Mary McDonald. The family moved to Chicago, IL when Laney was nine years old. He became a professional musician at the age of fifteen and a bandleader at seventeen. Graduation from Morgan Park High School at sixteen made him the youngest graduate in the history of that school. He attended Roosevelt University where he majored in business administration. Laney held several varied positions with the US Government which included clerk-typist, medical records transcriber, instructor of medical terminology, administrative assistant to the Chiefs of Radiology and Medicine, personnel management specialist, employee representative in formal disciplinary hearings, Equal Employment Opportunity Counselor, Chief of Staffing and Placement and Chief of Position Classification and Wage Administration, all at the VA West Side Hospital in Chicago. Laney relocated to Albuquerque in 1977 where he began employment with the US Army Corps of Engineers as Chief of Position and pay Management and Chief Manpower Officer. He retired in 1981 primarily because of a cardiac condition. Laney began playing the guitar at the age of six (his father being his first teacher). He started playing the piano at the age of twelve. At seventeen, he organized a four piece musical combo, which had developed into a ten-piece orchestra by the time he moved to Albuquerque. He was a composer, arranger and lyricist. He traveled and played extensively in the US and appeared in Europe on multiple occasions. He worked on the Costa Lines Cruise Ship Carla "C", worked on the Carnival Cruise Line Ship Ms. Holiday and played in Caracas, Venezuela. Laney was the owner of Cetad Music Publishing Company and a member of Broadcast Music Incorporated and compiled a personal compositional catalog of fifty-one tunes. In 1990, he recorded an album of his compositions with the great saxophonist, Richie Cole as a guest artist. Laney is survived by his son, Laney C. McDonald Jr. of Kansas City, MO; daughters, Makea McDonald of Flushing, NY and Celia Benitez of Waukegan, IL, and several grandchildren. Thanks to Janis Mount and the staff of Presbyterian Hospice for their attentive and thoughtful care of Laney. The care provided by Care Free Living for Seniors and Dr. Clark Haskins is also acknowledged with appreciation. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Presbyterian Hospice, c/o Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation, PO Box 2666, 87125-2666, or to the American Cancer Society, Attn: Carla Ramirez, 5800 Lomas Blvd. NE, 87110. Services will be held Saturday, October 27, 2001, 10:00 a.m. at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Saturday, 9:00 a.m. until time of Service. French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE
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Metheny -- Drew Timothy Metheny. On October 22, 2001, Drew Timothy Metheny passed away at St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe, NM after a brief illness. He was 18 years old. A native of Albuquerque, Drew lived with his family in Albuquerque, Elkhart, Indiana and also in Santa Fe. As active members of the Santa Fe Community, Drew and his mother participated in many activities advocating the rights of students with disabilities. They also worked to further a barrier-free and universally accessible environment for everyone with disabilities in our community. He was featured in a public service film produced by the City of Santa Fe which promoted the proper methods for the use of handicapped parking facilities. Drew is survived by his parents, Jim and Susan Metheny of Santa Fe; a brother, Nathan; and his sister, Samantha, both of Santa Fe; paternal grandparents, Bill and Ann Metheny of Mesa, AZ; maternal grandparents, Donna and Wally Rhine formerly of LaPorte, IN, currently of Sebring, FL; many uncles, aunts and cousins; and many loving friends around the world. Visitation will be at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 28, 2001 at Berardinelli Family Chapel. A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. also at Berardinelli Family Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, 1399 Luisa, 984-8600.
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Montoya -- Mary Montoya, 83, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died Monday, October 22, 2001. She is survived by her husband, Louie E. Montoya; daughters, Carmen M. Christian and Susie M. Sanchez; son, Toby L. Montoya, all of Albuquerque; grandsons, David M. Abeyta of Beaver Creek, OH and Michael Sanchez of Albuquerque; granddaughters, Debbie A. Martinez, Francella Moya, Carolyn Sanchez and Crystal Montoya, all of Albuquerque. Mary was preceded in death by Elizabeth A. Sanchez-Gonzales, Della Trujillo, Richie Teresindanez and Shavey Castro. Services will be held Thursday, 11:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, with Deacon Bill Beare officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Pallbearers will be David Abeyta, Michael Sanchez, Estevan Gonzalez, John Paul Gonzalez, James Moya and Eugene Padilla. Honorary pallbearers will be Marcus Sanchez, Mario Montoya, Francisco Montoya, Joe Martinez and Santiago Sprunk. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Mueller -- Edmond "E.J." Mueller, 81, died Tuesday, August 21, 2001 in Denver, CO. He was a resident of Albuquerque for many years. Mr. Mueller was born September 7, 1919 in Chicago, IL to Rudolph and Dora Mueller. He married Neoma Anita Conn in Dennison, TX in August of 1945. Mr. Mueller graduated from high school at Northwestern Military and Naval Academy, Lake Geneva, WI. He attended the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Mr. Mueller served with the U.S. Air Force in WWII. His career was in industrial chemical sales. Mr. Mueller is survived by his wife of 56 years, Neoma Mueller of Golden, CO; daughter, Linda Ann of Salmon, ID; five sons, Kenneth A. of Golden, CO, Edmond J. Jr. of Atlanta, GA, Gerald M. of Boulder, CO, Lawrence A. of Denver, CO, and John R. of Albuquerque; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorial Prayer Services will be held Saturday, October 27, 2001, at 1:00 p.m., at the Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum Chapel at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE, with Deacon Al McLane officiating. Memorial Contributions may be made In Memory of Edmond J. Mueller to the Alzheimers Association, 789 Sherman St. Suite 500, Denver, CO, 80203. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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Nevels -- Mazell M. Nevels a resident of Albuquerque, passed away October 22, 2001. She was born March 7, 1940 in Guthrie, Oklahoma, and was a longtime member of the Metropolitan Temple Church of God in Christ. Mazell was the widow of Reverend Samuel Nevels and was also preceded in death by her son, Derek E. Smith. She is survived by her mother, Helen U. Greer; step-father, Ezra Greer; sons, Gene Summers and Richard Summers; daughter, Jacqueline Love; brother, Cornelius Foster; sisters, Deborah Verter and Kathleen Crockett; many grandchildren, family, and friends who loved and will miss her. Services will be held at Metropolitan Temple Church of God in Christ, 1120 2nd NW. at Mountain Road. A Visitation will be held at the church on Friday, October 26, 2001 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the church on Saturday, October 27, 2001 at 12:00 noon, with Pastor Jones officiating. A reception will follow the Saturday service at the home of Richard Summers, 405 Dorothy St. NE. A Graveside Funeral Service will be held at the Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM., on Monday, October 29, 2001 at 12:00 noon. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. Albuquerque. 505-343-8008.
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Nieto -- Adam Louis Nieto, 7, resident of Albuquerque, born on October 6, 1994, in Denver, CO, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2001 in TorC, NM. He is survived by his identical twin brother, Avery Lawrence; his parents, Eric Abraham and Christine Angela Nieto; and brothers, André Phillip (14) and Alec Abraham (10); grandparents, Edward Louis and Sieglinde Angela Potthoff, Diana June Robles and Wes Winters; family members, Edward Louis and Alicia Potthoff, Jr., Dean and Ali Nieto, Nicholas and Sandra Nieto, Jolynne Lisa Nieto and Nick Brito; and many more family, friends and teammates. Adam was in the 1st grade at Inez Elementary School. He loved to play football, loved to draw, and was very caring to others. A Rosary will be recited on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd. N.W. (3 blocks North of Paseo Del Norte.) Friends may visit Wednesday 6:30 p.m. until time of Rosary. Graveside Services will be Thursday, at 11:30 a.m. at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 1900 Edith Blvd. N.E. with Pastor Alan Brooks, Officiating. Pallbearers will be André Nieto, Ed Pothoff Jr., Dean Nieto, Nicholas Nieto, and Nick Brito. French Mortuary, Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd. N.W.
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Pate -- Aileen Millikin Pate, 87, of Fort Collins, died Sunday, October 21, 2001 in Fort Collins. Her husband, John Pate died February 24, 2001. A Memorial and celebration of their life together will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 26, 2001, at First Presbyterian Church, Fort Collins, CO. The Reverend Ernest Peterson will officiate. Interment of Cremated Remains will take place in Grandview Cemetery, Fort Collins, CO. Mrs. Pate began her career with Farm Security Administration in the Regional Office in Little Rock, AR in 1939. During the war, she was employed at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX. She raised two lovely daughters and then resumed her career as Training Secretary at the Air Force Reserve Office in Albuquerque, NM. Later, she was the Executive Assistant to the Chief of Electronics Division at Kirkland AFB, Albuquerque, NM. After 22 years, she retired in 1972. Mrs. Pate is survived by two daughters and their spouses, Richard and Cynthia Ahrenkiel of Lakewood, CO, and Charles and Jennifer Carpenter of Fort Collins, CO. Also surviving are three grandsons, Peter and Tommy Martin, and Andrew Carpenter; one great-granddaughter, Sian Martin; and one great-grandson, Patrick Martin. She is also survived by two step-grandsons; one step-granddaughter; one step-great-grandson; and step-great-granddaughter. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Home Care & Hospice, 1800 Greeley Mall, Greeley, CO 80631.
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Peltz -- Thomas Aled Peltz, age 67, passed away in Albuquerque on Friday, October 19, 2001. He was born June 18, 1934 in South Bend, IN. A resident of Albuquerque for more than 30 years, he was employed by Sparton Technologies. Mr. Peltz was a Mason and Shriner in South Bend. Survivors include Violet, his wife of 19 years; and his children, Pamela Peltz, Thomas W. Peltz, and David Peltz, all of Albuquerque. Also surviving are Violet's children, James Murphy of Albuquerque, Debra Poeschl and husband, Doug of Oshkosh, WI, Brenda Padilla and husband, John of Albuquerque, and Terri Dawn Au and husband, Les of Honolulu, HI; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, (and two more expected); his mother-in-law, Mary McDonald of Albuquerque; his former wife, Claire Peltz of Albuquerque; and many wonderful friends. A Celebration Gathering will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, October 29, 2001 at the Club House at North Hills Senior Mobile Home Park, 7600 Louisiana, NE, (just south of Paseo del Norte). This will be a pot luck supper, and friends and family are all welcome to attend and to share memories of Tom. The family wishes to thank the staff at Lovelace Medical Center, especially in Cardiology and Hospice for the excellent care he received.I'm Free Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free. I'm following the path God laid, you see. I took his hand when I heard Him call, I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day, to laugh, to love, to work, to play. Tasks left undone must stay that way. I found that peace at the close of day. If my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joys, a friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, oh yes, these things I too will miss. Do not be burdened with times of sorrow. I wish you sunshine of tomorrow. My life's been full, I've savored much, good friends, good times, a loved one's touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief, don't lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your hearts and peace to thee, God wanted me, He set me free. Sunrise Society is serving the family of Mr. Peltz. (891-8200).
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Romero -- Final Visitation for Mrs. Lucy C. Romero will be Thursday morning after 9:30 a.m. at the Full Gospel Light House Church, 1835 Coors Rd. SW with a Funeral Service to be held at 10:00 a.m. Conducting the service will be Evangelist Dominic Foster, Pastor Joe Romero, Pastor Byron Roger, Pastor Sal Cruz, Pastor Dennis Otero, Evangelist David Ramirez and many other friends in the work of the ministry. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Rd. SW in charge of the arrangments.
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Sandoval -- Joe E. Sandoval, 89, a resident of Albuquerque most of his life, passed away on Tuesday. He is survived by his daughters, Priscilla Wright and Francis Carlyon both of Los Angeles, CA, Josephine McDermott and husband, Patrick of Simi Valley, CA, one son, Bill Sandoval of West Los Angeles, CA; sister, Susie Cruz of Montebello, CA, niece, Mary A. Abeyta and husband, Ben of Albuquerque, and nephew, Eulojio Sanchez also of Albuquerque; former wife, Victoria Sandoval of West Los Angeles, Joe is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons in law, Jerry Wright and Roy Carlyon. A Rosary will be recited Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd. N.W. (2 blocks North of Paseo Del Norte.) Friends may visit at 5:00 p.m. until time of the Rosary. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, 10:00 a.m. at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 9502 4th Street, NW. Burial will follow at San Carlos Cemetery. French Mortuary Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd. N.W.
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Solarz -- Charlotte L. Solarz August 9, 1920 - October 25, 1986 All the pain and grief is over, we know you are at peace. It has been 15 years since you left us, we always miss you. In loving memory, Stan, Alice, Paul, and Phyllis.
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Towne -- John "Matt" Towne, age 45, a resident of Albuquerque, died Sunday October 21, 2001. He is survived by his son, James Towne; father, John Towne and wife, Linda of Albuquerque; mother, Laura Embry of Artesia; sisters, Janet Berry and husband, David of Albuquerque, Susan Thompson of Colorado; brothers, Jeffrey Towne and wife, Jennifer of Albuquerque, Jason Towne of Albuquerque, Bradley Todd and wife, Denise of Artesia, Daniel Todd and wife, Debra of Texas; grandmother, Flora L. Williams of Las Cruces; and many nieces and nephews and other relatives. Matt served his country in the Vietnam War. He also worked in the substance abuse program at the Veterans Hospital. Throughout his life, Matt took pride in helping others; he was a volunteer firefighter and EMT. Cremation has taken place and Memorial Services will be held at Aspen Funeral Alternatives Chapel, 1935 Juan Tabo NE, on Friday, October 26, 2001 8:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. Arrangements by Aspen Funeral Alternatives, 1935 Juan Tabo NE (323-9000). www.aspenfuneral.com
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Velarde -- The family of Mr. Tony S. Velarde wishes to thank relatives and friends who where in attendance for the rosary and Funeral Services. We would also like to express our gratitude for all the love and compassion that has been shown to us, thanks again.
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Weisman -- Walter James Weisman, age 74, died Saturday, October 20, 2001. He is survived by a loving campanion of 20 years, Marge; two sons, Rick and Doug Weisman; six step-children, Sharon Campbell, Judy Lowe, Debora Green, Mike Mathews, Renee LaNora, Roger McChesney; one sister, Eleanor Joan and Jim Willowby; two brothers, Larry and Ruth Weisman, and Norman Weisman; 22 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Walter was a member of the Grace Outreach Church of God and Founded and Directed Chapter Two for widowed and widowers here in Albuquerque. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, October 27, 2001 at 5:30 p.m. at Grace Outreach Church of God 2900 Southern Blvd. SE. in Rio Rancho, NM with Pastor Kenneth Bernard, Officiant. Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave SE is in charge of his services.
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Wheelock -- David N. Wheelock Sr., a resident of Elephant Butte, passed away Saturday, October 20, 2001. Dave retired from PNM in 1983 after 30 years of service. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in TorC., and was a Veteran of the US Air Force during the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his eldest daughter. Marian, and is survived by his children, sons, Neal Wheelock and wife, Linda, Russell Wheelock and wife, Christi; daughter, Judy Baca and husband, Steve; grandchildren Nichole, David, Bryce, Juliette, Jordan, Francesca, Amanda, and Jessica; great-granddaughter, Annastacia; sisters, Susie Tafoya and husband, Herman, and Bobbie Wheelock; brother, Jim Wheelock; numerous friends at PNM, Albuquerque, Elephant Butte, and Sonny Klein in Las Cruces. He will be greatly missed and always remembered. Dave will be buried at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. A memorial gathering will be held at Albuquerque Bible Church on Friday, October 27, 2001 7:00 p.m. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. Albuquerque. 505-343-8008.
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