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Aranda -- Mr. Tony H. Aranda, 85, a resident of Albuquerque passed away on November 17, 2001 with his loving family at his side. Mr. Aranda is survived by his beloved wife of sixty-nine years, Helen; his 11 children, Patty Garcia and husband, Alfonso, Sarah Vandeveer, Pete Aranda and wife, Dolores, Robert Aranda and wife, Anna, Ross Aranda and wife, Lorraine, Richard Aranda and wife, Cecilia, Joe Aranda and wife, Theresa, Manuel Aranda and wife, Angie, Helen Madrid and husband, Augustine, Azelle Garcia and husband, Salvador and Martin Aranda and Janet Sanchez; 39 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret Leonardini and husband, Jack of Livermore, CA and Sylvia Lucero of Pleasanton, Ca; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mr. Aranda was a member of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, November 23, 2001 at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 5415 Fortuna NW at 9:00 a.m. Pallbearers will be Raymond, Joel and Jeremy A. Garcia, Daniel, Robert John, Mike, David, Eddie, Adam, Nick, Eric, Matt, Martin Jr. and Jon Mikal Aranda. In lieu of flowers the family request that donation be made to the organization of your choice. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW in charge of arrangements.
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Carr -- Hazel Martin Carr, 94, a lifelong De Baca County resident died Monday, November 19, 2001 at Retirement Ranch in Clovis, NM following a short illness. She was born August 2, 1907 at Canyon Blanco Ranch. She attended Fort Sumner schools beginning grade school at a one-room schoolhouse in Canton, NM. Hazel married Sam Martin on November 22, 1926 at Portales, NM. He preceded her in death in 1969. Hazel worked as a USO volunteer at the Fort Sumner Air Base during World War II. She also served for many years as a Boy Scout Den Mother and was a longtime member of the Fort Sumner Women's Club. She was also a member of two bridge clubs in Fort Sumner. Hazel was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Fort Sumner. She loved to play bridge and spend time with her children and their families. Hazel married Marion Pembroke"Pem" Carr in 1971 at Roswell, New Mexico. He preceded her in death in 1982. She was also preceded in death by a step-son, Ray Martin; three brothers; and two sisters. Survivors include two sons, Herbert Martin and wife, Mary Louise of Lubbock, Texas; George Martin and wife, Mary Evelyn of Estancia, NM; two daughters, Ernestine Hagerman and husband, Jack of Topeka, Kansas; and Norma Lee Wood and husband, Floyd Earl Flea of Fort Sumner, NM. Also surviving are six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 23, 2001 from the Chavez Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Sumner, New Mexico with Rev. Monty Leavell and Rev. Howell Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the family plot in Fort Sumner Cemetery. Pallbearers will include Glenn Hagerman, Jack Martin Hagerman, Dwight Martin, Michael Martin, Earl Turnbow, and Jeff Billberry. Honorary bearers will be Forrest Waller, Tye Martin, and Claude Baes. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until service time. The family prefers memorials to the First United Methodist Church in Fort Sumner or the Fort Sumner Cemetery Association. All arrangements are under the direction of Chavez Funeral Home 804 North Fifth Street, Fort Sumner, NM (505) 355-2311.
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Cockerell -- Lucille R. Cockerell, 86, an Albuquerque resident since 1962, died Tuesday, November 20, 2001. She is survived by a daughter, Cynthia Lou Mathiasen of Coolidge, KS; son, Charles Lee Cockerell of Abiquiu, NM; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Charles McNeil of Wibaux, MT; and sister, Lee Bess Stubblefield of Albuquerque. Her husband, O. B. Cockerell, preceded her in death. Lucille and her husband, O. B., were formerly active members of the New Mexico Quarter Horse Association and were also actively involved with quarter horse racing and show horses. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held Friday, 10:30 a.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE, with Chaplain Paul Gleason officiating.
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Craine -- Edwin H. Craine, born September 17, 1909 in Butte, Montana, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2001 in Albuquerque, NM. He moved to Albuquerque with his father, mother, and sister at the age of twelve. He worked for Southern Union Gas Company and retired in 1974. He was preceded in death by his father, John, mother, Esther, and sister, Erma Dolde. He is survived by his brother-in-law, Walter Dolde; several cousins, and many friends. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 24, 2001, 10:00 a.m. at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE with Jim Price and John Wegter officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Park. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Friday, November 23, 2001, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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Garcia -- The family of Mrs. Alice Theresa Garcia wishes to thank all their relatives and friends who were in attendance of the Rosary and Funeral Services. They would also like to express their gratitude for all the love, care and compassion that has been shown to them. Arrangements by Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Gonzales -- Rebecca M. Gonzales, 75, a beloved and devoted mother, grandmother, and sister was welcomed into the arms of the Lord our Savior, Tuesday, November 20, 2001. Ms. Gonzales was a resident of Albuquerque; and a member of the First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfonso and Esther Lucero; she was the eldest of seven daughters which three preceded her in death, Orlina Gomez, Ruby Hendry and Lydia Rojas. She is survived by her loving children, Felix Gonzales and wife Tammy, Elizabeth Garcia, Evangeline Gonzales, Cleo Marquez, and Velma Garcia and husband Israel all of Albuquerque; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters, Priscilla Corral and husband Joe, Sadie Bernal and husband Jacob, Evelyn Lucero; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. She will be greatly missed by her loving family and by those who loved and knew her. Visitations for Ms. Gonzales will be Friday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Alameda Mortuary. Funeral Services will be conducted Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 101 Broadway SE, with Pastor Hilcias Barrios officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Anthony Sanchez, Esquipula Gonzales Jr., Benito Sanchez, Erik Garcia, Karl Garcia, and Israel Garcia. Honorary bearers will be Nelson Marquez and Jacob Bernal Jr. Funeral services are entrusted to Alameda Mortuary, 9420 Fourth Street NW.
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Graves -- Walter L. Graves departed this earth on Tuesday, November 20, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Albertina; daughters, Jane McKesson of Colorado Springs, CO and Judith Graves of Nederland, TX; daughter-in-law, Patricia Graves of Colorado Springs, CO; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Mr. and Mrs. Graves lost their only son, Walter to cancer in 1990. Mr. Graves was born on April 27, 1911 in Chicago, IL. He graduated from Iowa State University in 1933 with a B.S. degree in forestry. He was a member of Kappa Sigma Social fraternity, Alpha Zeta Scholastic Fraternity and Scabbard and Blade Honorary Military fraternity. After graduation he moved to Santa Fe where he served as foreman in a CCC Camp until qualifying as an assistant forest ranger in Pecos, NM. He met his future wife in Santa Fe and they were married in 1934. Walter retired from the U.S. Forest Service in 1972 after over 39 years of service. During his career he served as president of the New Mexico Society of Range Management, president of the Albuquerque chapter of the American Society for Public Administration and was a long time member of the Society of American Foresters. He was also a long time member of the Albuquerque Host Lions Club where he served one term as president. In 1994 he was presented the Melvin Jones Award by Lions International for dedicated service to Lionism. In 1971, Mr. Graves was awarded the Superior Service Award, by the Secretary of Agriculture, for outstanding accomplishment in working with the disadvantaged. At the time of his retirement he was Chief of the Division of Operations in the Regional Office of the southwestern region of the U.S. Forest Service. In 1973 he entered a new career as a real estate agent and retired from that in 1978. Services will be held Saturday, 1:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE, with Rev. Clyde Stanfield officiating. Entombment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lions Eye Bank, 201 Cedar SE, 87108. The Graves family would like to express their gratitude to the nurses and caregivers at Presbyterian Hospital for the loving care given to Walter. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Griego -- Antonio M. Griego May 24, 1909 - November 22, 1999DADDY To the man that I call dad, And yet consider a friend. The man who consumes my thoughts, Who I'll love to the very end.To the man who was my caregiver, The one who kept me from harm. The man with a sense of humor, That made all the girls blush with his charm. To the man who encouraged me, And when I was scared took my hand. The one that enjoyed life, And in my eyes was the greatest man.To the man I needed all my life, And in his last years needed me. The man I cared for, lived for and loved. The man I call"Daddy".To the man who is at peace now, And has moved on to a better world. Your presence will never be forgotten, For you live on in the heart of your little girl. Love, Virginia
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Hillmeyer -- Wilma Hillmeyer, 87, a resident of Albuquerque for more than 50 years, died Friday, November 16, 2001. She is survived by sons, Robert Hillmeyer and wife, Faith of Long Beach, CA, and Bill Hillmeyer and wife, Ann of Sandia Park; six grandchildren, Valerie Davis, Heather Newsom, Tami Truby, Mark Hillmeyer, Debbie Murphey, and Bill Hillmeyer; 12 great-grandchildren, Chelsea and Jillian Davis, Sunny Newsom, Jessi, Staci and Becki Truby, Eric Hillmeyer, Danielle, Chris and Michelle Murphey, and Jocelyn and Aubrey Hillmeyer; sister, Winona Roberts and husband, Kent of Rolla, MO; brother, Glenn Clark and wife, Thelma of Oklahoma City, OK; and sisters-in-law, Erma Clark of New York state, and Rose Holte and husband, Al of Albuquerque. Mrs. Hillmeyer was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Robert W. Hillmeyer, one sister, Georgia Andreas and one brother, Earl Clark. She retired from Dillards in 1993 at the age of 79 after working for them for over 30 years. Services will be held Saturday, 10:00 a.m., Harwood Methodist Church, 420 San Lorenzo Ave. NW, with Pastor Andy Husted and Father John Carney officiating. Interment will follow at sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Pallbearers will be Victor Murphey, Rick Truby, Mark Hillmeyer, Bill Hillmeyer, Greg Davis, and Adam Newsom. Friends may visit French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, Friday, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Contributions may be made to the National Arthritis Foundation Run, c/o Bill Hillmeyer, Joints in Motion team member, 1777 Reisterstown Road, Suite 150, Baltimore, MD, 21208. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Jones -- Reginald Arthur Jones, age 91, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 19, 2001, with his loving family by his side. Reggie was born in Ridgedale, Saskatchewan, Canada, to Alice Grace Lowe and Benjamin Arthur Jones. He is survived by Erma Boyd Jones, his wife of 67 years; son, Reginald B. Jones; and daughter, Norma L. Milligin, both of Sunnyvale, California. He was a wonderful grandfather to Reginald Benjamin Arthur, James Michael, Katherine Erma, Gregory Paul, Michael Stephen, and Amber Lynn; and loving great-grandfather to Briana, Brandon, Corina, Aaron and Carolyn. Reg was a machinist graduate of Henry Ford Trade School in Detroit, Michigan. He went on to become a Journeyman Tool and Dye Maker for over 40 years, finishing his career and retiring from Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory where he had worked on many specialized research projects. He was highly-talented and taught machining skills to many young machinists during his career--even authoring a technical book,"Radius Turning On A Milling Machine." Reggie lived first in Corrales and later Bernalillo after retiring from Los Alamos. He built two homes, traveled widely around the U.S. and spent lots of time with children and grandchildren in California. He celebrated his 90th birthday and his English heritage by having"High Tea" at the Empress Hotel during a brief trip to Victoria, Canada. Reg will be remembered by family, friends, and neighbors as exceptionally kind, ready to help, always joking and infinitely patient. He will be greatly missed. A Memorial Service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 23, at Sandia Funeral Care, 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque. Friends are welcome to attend.
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Kilgore -- Christopher (a.k.a. Pablito) Kilgore, age 34, was involved in a violent accident on November 1, 2001 and finally succumbed on November 20, 2001 after a valiant fight to breathe on his own. Christopher has a myriad of skills and talents, some known and some unknown. Chris has an EE 98 and a GB 98 and his major project was when he was in charge of troubleshooting and installation of the control panel and performing major electrical, mechanical and hydraulic work during the building of the Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea on the big island of Hawaii. He also worked on the TDRSS satellite programs and atmospheric pressure tests on the Borealis lights in Alaska. When possible Chris loved stream fishing, most especially in Ruidoso for German Browns. He is survived by his two sons, Jacob Paul (14), Andrew Lee (11) their mother Bonnie; his father, Donald E. Kilgore (Deke) and step-mother, Carole Kilgore; mother, Ann W. Tackett-Policastro; his brothers, Kedin Kilgore; and Michael J. Policastro; his step-brother, Kyle Marrero; his step-sister, Yvonne Marrero Walters; also surviving him are his grandparents, Dr. & Mrs. Donald E. Kilgore and many aunts, uncles, cousins and a niece. Services will be Friday, 2:00 p.m. November 23, 2001, at St. Marks on the Mesa Episcopal Church 431 Richmond Pl NE. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery 700 Yale SE. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to St. Martins Center. Strong-Thorne Mortuary is in charge of his arrangements.
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Lopez -- Carmen H. Lopez April 11, 1932 - November 14, 1997 On this day, we give thanks for the ways you touched our lives. There are no words to express the gratitude we feel for your tremendous love or how much we miss you. You taught us by example how to live, laugh and love. We know our faith and ourselves because you gave us the courage to explore. As we grow older, we can still almost hear your voice, giving us advice and words of praise. You are always in our thoughts, prayers and dreams, but what better day than Thanksgiving to remember you? We give thanks for the many blessings in our lives, and on this day, we give thanks for having come to you and having the privilege of living our lives with you. We love you so. Alex & Diane
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Lotto -- Madeline Emma Lotto, infant daughter of Jackie and Tony Lotto, died Tuesday, November 20, 2001. She is also survived by her sister, Erica; brother, Anthony III, both of the family home; grandmother, Caroline Garcia of Albuquerque; grandfather, Tony Lotto Sr. of Pittsburgh, PA; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. Graveside services will be held Friday, 10:00 a.m., at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 1900 Edith Blvd. NE, with Pastor Richard Encinias officiating. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Machatton -- Michael T. MacHatton, 47, of Las Cruces, NM, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2001 as a result of injuries from a fall while hiking. He was born August 14, 1954 in Lafayette, IN to Joseph and Joan MacHatton. Mike was the owner of two popular restaurants in town, Purple Sage and Way Out West. He was a board member of the New Mexico Restaurant Association. Mike graduated from Wabash College in 1976 magna cum laude with a degree in English and Far Eastern Studies. He was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society and the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. In 1980, he received his master's degree in Restaurant/Hotel Institution Management from Purdue University. He received his doctorate in Restaurant Institution Management from Iowa State University in 1992. Mike moved to Las Cruces in 1991 with his family to teach at New Mexico State University in the Hospitality and Tourism Department. He was a beloved professor, and received the Donald C. Roush Award for Teaching Excellence in spring of 1996. In 1997, he left the university to devote his full time to the restaurants which he operated successfully up to the time of his passing. Mike fell in love with New Mexico the first time he set eyes on it. He was constantly outdoors, trying to find a new mountain to conquer or river to cross. Anyone who knew Mike knows that every trip was a new adventure, whether involving cactus or mountain lion or even snow. The journey's end was always"just around the next corner." Mike was a man who loved the wilderness in a spiritual way, regardless of what he might run into. He shared the beauty and wonder of the New Mexico wilderness with friends and family from around the world. Mike affected all who came into his life. He was a fabulous professor, a strict (but good) boss, a wonderful father, and a caring friend. Mike is survived by his son, Joe; his daughter, Maria; his parents, Joe and Joan MacHatton of South Bend, IN; brothers, Doug of Ft. Worth and Dave of South Bend and their families; his ex-wife, Annabella; and all of his aunts, uncles, and cousins from across the United States. Funeral and Memorial Services will be held Monday, November 26, 2001 at 4:00 p.m. in Graham's Mortuary, 555 W. Amador Ave. Las Cruces, NM. (505) 526-6891. Visitation will be on Sunday, November 25, 2001 from 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Family requests live plants in lieu of flowers. Also, donations may be made in his name to the Nature Conservancy of NM, NM Land Acquisition Projects 212 E. Marcy St., suite 200 Santa Fe, NM 87501. If you have known him, please take a moment to remember his spirit, his love of nature, and his love of life. His final resting place will be in the hearts of all who knew and loved him well.
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Magill -- William A. Magill Jr., age 74, of Belen died at a local hospital Saturday November 17, 2001. William moved to Belen four years ago, after Spending the past sixteen years of retirement with his wife Beverly in Jamaica, West Indies. William was born in Woodridge, NJ and lived in NJ all of his life prior to retirement. William served in the United States Navy during WWII, attended Hofstrau University in Long Island, NY. After college he played semi-professional football, for the Boonton Bears, in NJ. He worked in the banking industry in NJ the majority of his life. He enjoyed hunting, traveling the world, animals and his relaxing in his swimming pools. He volunteered as a coach for little league and was worked with cub scouts. William is survived by his wife, Beverly, of NM; daughters, Melissa and husband, Scott Cameron of SC, Nancy Tag and husband, Nik Scordato of NY; sons, Jeffery and wife, Michele Magill of FL, Peter and wife, Cynthia Tag of NM, Kyle Tag and Karen Roush of NM, William Magill of PA; grandchildren, Brett, Aisha, Ryan, Justin, Sean, Danielle, Billy, Dylan, and Jack. Cremation has taken place. A Committal Service will be held at Friday November 23, 2001 11:00 a.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery Santa Fe, New Mexico. Contributions may be made in Williams name to Joy Junction PO Box 27693 Albuquerque, NM 87125, or Albuquerque Rescue Mission 525 SW 2nd 87102. William was a beloved father, friend to many, and will be sadly missed. Arrangements under the direction of Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave. SE.
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Martinez -- Santiago "Jimmy" Martinez, a resident of Lemon Grove, CA., passed away November 20, 2001 in Albuquerque while visiting his mother, Rosa. He was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. Jimmy was always willing to help others, and he served in the US Air Force. Jimmy was preceded in death by his father, Manuel Martinez and his brother Maximo Martinez. He is survived by his wife Maria Theresa Martinez of Lemon Grove, CA.; sons, Jamie Martinez and wife Sonia of Mercedes, TX., and Stephen Anthony Martinez of Albuquerque; daughter, Lizeth Martinez of California; mother, Rosa L. Martinez of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Alexandria Rose Martinez and Julian Mathais Martinez; brothers, Anastacio F. Martinez and Larry Martinez; sister, Gloria Smith, and other family and friends who loved and will miss him. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 23, 2001 at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 3905 Las Vegas Dr. SW. (Isleta west on Camino del Valle). Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 24, 2001, at San Felipe Catholic Church in Old Town, with burial following at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. Albuquerque. 505-343-8008.
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Mclemore -- Thomas Edward McLemore 25 March 1916 - 9 November 2001Thomas Edward McLemore, an Alamogordo resident since 1956, passed on Friday, 9 November 2001. The eldest of eight children, he was born 25 March 1916, at home in Adair County, Oklahoma to Chester and Polly McLemore. Mr. McLemore attended Dwight Mission Presbyterian School until the eighth grade and graduated from Cave Springs High School in Adair County, Northeastern Oklahoma in 1937. He graduated from Haskell Institute Junior College in Lawrence, Kansas in 1939. He excelled in sports, winning the Missouri Valley Conference and the Arkansas Valley Conference in tennis. Mr. McLemore served with the 45th Division of Oklahoma and worked for the BIA. He also saw service with the military during W.W.II. Mr. McLemore was a member of the Presbyterian Church, the Disabled American Veterans, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a member of the Cherokee Nation. He was employed at Holoman Air Force Base until his retirement from civil service in 1983. Mr. McLemore was a Veteran, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Juanita Mary McLemore; daughters, Frances M. Fisk and husband, Frank B. Fisk III, of Albuquerque, and Barbara McLemore of Alamogordo; three brothers, Scott McLemore of Lakewood, Colorado, Wallace McLemore of Hulbert, Oklahoma and French McLemore of Stoneshore, Oklahoma; three sisters, Irene Luce and Lois Mays of Stillwell, Oklahoma; three grandchildren, Johna M. Harrison of Alto, Frank Fisk IV of Albuquerque, and Tammara M. Chaffee of Elgin, TX; two great-grandchildren, Zane Thomas and Hendrix Loretta Chaffee; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Osie, Haskell, and Martin McLemore; and sister, Sara Elizabeth McLemore. Mr. McLemore was a devoted sports fan; his hobbies were fishing, reading, and golf, and in his younger years traveling. He loved his family, holidays and family celebrations. He will be greatly missed. Cremation has taken place. Final Resting place will be the Santa Fe National Cemetery. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, 24 November 2001 at the Grace United Methodist Church in Alamogordo, New Mexico. A special thanks to Dr. Jagdev Singh M.D. and the staff of Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center who were so wonderful during his illness. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association.
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Pecore -- IN MEMORY OF MY BEAUTIFUL MOTHERAllie Marie Pecore December 29, 1916 September 15, 1998There once was a country named Tamerica In time she would rival America. She was an artist, a linguist, a mathematician, and very creative.... this was the country named TamericaFrom her loving family and many friends...Mary Ann, David, Tamara, Trisha, Tara, Linda, Mary
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Sanchez -- Arthur C. Sanchez, age 88, passed away November 17, 2001 at his home in Albuquerque. He was born December 25, 1912 in Belen, New Mexico to the late Alfredo and Carlota (Chavez) Sanchez. He is survived by his wife, Marie Flora Zimmerly Sanchez of Albuquerque; two daughters, Joan Elizabeth and her husband, William Fisher of Kerrville, Texas, Lourdes Irene and her husband, John Elias of Albuquerque; one son, Samuel Patrick and his wife, Laura Rose Sanchez of Albuquerque; three sisters, Carolina Chavez of Albuquerque, Theodora and her husband, Milton Patton of Arkansas, Pele and her husband, Ray Romero of Belen, New Mexico; two sisters-in-law, Ernestina Sanchez of Belen, Amalia Sanchez of Belen; 13 grandchildren, Michael, Tamara, Angelina, Matthew Sanchez and Deanna Brunick, Brian, Bruce, Byron, Juliet Fisher and Jane Switzer, John, Justin, Joann Elias; seven great-grandchildren, Jordan Switzer, Dawn Fisher, Hunter and Garrett Fisher, David, Benjamin and Nathan Sanchez. Two brothers, Otoniel and Adam Sanchez, preceded him in death. Arthur was a member of Queen of Heaven Catholic Church and was previously a Grand Knight in the Knights of Columbus, Belen Council. Later he became a Forth Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus. He was an usher at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church for a few years and Immaculate Conception Church in Albuquerque for over 20 years. Visitation will be held Friday afternoon, November 23, 2001 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle Blvd. N.E. The Rosary will be recited Friday at 7:00 p.m. at Fitzgerald & Son. The Mass will be celebrated Saturday, November 24, 2001 at 9:00 a.m. at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, 5311 Phoenix N.E. Pallbearers will be Michael Sanchez, Matt Sanchez, John Arthur Elias, Bruce Fisher, Byron Fisher and Michael Burnick. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. The arrangements for Arthur C. Sanchez are under the direction of Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors.
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Schmidt -- In Loving Memory of James Andrew Schmidt January 6, 1977 - November 24, 2000 You are the sunshine of my life Always and ForeverJames will be remembered during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on Friday, November 23, 2001, 8:30 a.m. at Our Lady of The Assumption Church, Lomas and Tennessee NE. May Thy Perpetual Light Shine Upon Him.
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Smith -- Arthur R. Smith, 72, a resident of Rio Rancho passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2001. Cremation has taken place. Private Services will be held at a later date. Services under the care of Rio Rancho Funeral Home, 2400 Southern Blvd., Rio Rancho, NM 87124 (505) 891-9192.
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Stansberry -- IN LOVING MEMORY Thomas Stansberry I do not need a special day to bring you to my mind, the days and nights I do not think of you are very hard to find. Each morning when I awake, I know that you are gone and no one knows the heartache as I try to carry on. Your wife, Liz
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Teske -- Benjamin Teske, Sr, 84, a resident of Albuquerque since 1958, died Tuesday, November 20, 2001. He is survived by his son, Benjamin Teske, Jr of Albuquerque; daughters, Ruth Tilley and husband, Larry of Arlington, TX and Jayne Teske of Ft. Worth, TX; granddaughters, Laura Jennings and husband, Joel and Elizabeth Craig and husband, Corey, all of Arlington, TX, and Becky Buland and husband, Jim of Albuquerque; great-granddaughters, Lauren Craig and Emily Craig, both of Arlington, TX; and great-grandson, Tyler Buland of Albuquerque. Mr. Teske worked for ACE Auto Supply for 19 years. He was an Elder at Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Services will be held Saturday, November 24, 2001, 10:00 a.m., at Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 8600 Academy Rd. NE, with Pastor Larry Moss officiating. Private interment will take place. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Friday, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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Vallejos -- The family of Mrs. Adela Vallejos wishes to thank all their relatives and friends who were in attendance of the Rosary and Funeral Services. They would also like to express their gratitude for all the love, care and compassion that has been shown to them. Arrangements by Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Victoriano -- Michael Jerome Victoriano, 59, entered life on April 4, 1942 at Acoma Pueblo and entered Eternal Life on November 21, 2001 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is survived by his current wife, Joyce Marie Stansbury-Victoriano; and his children's mother, Pamela Rodreguez of Acoma, Pueblo; his children, Albert Romero and Annett Romero of Acoma, Kenneth Fitzgerald Victoriano of Albuquerque, Billie VIctoriano of Grants, La Donna, Danielle, and Melissa Victoriano of Acoma, Byron Victoriano of Albuquerque; three step children, Christina, Amy and April Stansbury; one aunt, Lupe Martin and one uncle, Wilbert Augustine of Acomita; also brothers and sisters, Florence and Benny Valley of Acoma, Mary Victorino of Acoma, Susan and Stan Mariano of Laguna, Lucinda Victorino of Acoma, Monroe Victorino of Acoma, Ethel Sanchez of Palmdale, California , Lorencita Goldston of Star Idaho, Franklin and Judy Victorino of Acoma, Santanna Phillips of Acoma; 25 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 30 plus nieces and nephews, many cousins and friends. Michael attended Albuquerque Indian Boarding school in 1956 and Santa Fe Indian School from 1958 until 1959. He went to Cleveland, Ohio where he completed Welder's training in 1962. Then he moved to Idaho where he worked for Thiokol from 1967-1971, he helped remodel the ski terminals for Sun Vallie, Idaho and Sandia ski terminals in Albuquerque. In 1971 he returned to New Mexico where he studied with the BIA Law Enforcement and on the job training to become a police officer. He worked as an officer from 1971-1979. From 1981-1983 he trained and worked as an EMT-Paramedic/Fire Rescue for the Acoma-Laguna area. In 1983-1985 he worked as a head start teacher's aide and school bus driver in Threau, N.M. for the Navajo Nation. From 1988 until 2001, he worked as an Independent Evangelist, and has assisted Brother William (Bill) Fragua at All Nations Assembly of God Church, and Pastor Veryl R. Edgerly of the Pentecostal Church of God, of San Rafael, N.M. taking the Gospel to our Native Americans through New Mexico. He supported himself by working as a Certified Nursing Assistant and Kitchen prep at Nursing homes and Retirement homes, located in Santa Fe, Grants and Albuquerque. He retired from Vista Del Rio in 2000 when he was diagnosed with cancer. Visitation will be Friday morning after 9:00 at the All Nations Assembly Of God Church, 1119 Menual N.W. with a Funeral Service to be held Friday morning at 10:00, Pastor William (Bill) Fragua and Pastor Wayne Gayton of The Seventh Day Adventist Church officiating. Music will be provided by All Nations Assembley of God Praise Band with special music by Althea Platero. A wake will be held Friday evening at 7:00 at the home of Mary Victorino in Acomita, New Mexico. Graveside service and interment will be Saturday morning at 11:00 in the Acoma Cemetery. Pallbearers will be, Kenneth Victoriano, Byron Victoriano, Albert Romero, Monroe Victorino and Anthony Victorino, and David Wanya. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd SW in charge of the arrangements.
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