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Abeita -- The family of Mr. Juan Felipe Abeita would like to thank all their relatives and friends for the kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement, to Pastor Bob Miller, Christian Fellowship Church in Los Lunas, NM, officiant of the Funeral Service and to the pallbearers. Gabaldon Mortuary, family owned and operated, 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW in charge of arrangements.
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Armenta -- IN LOVING MEMORY OF ANDRE D. ARMENTA MAY 16, 1970 - JANUARY 6, 1994CALLED TO HEAVEN ON THE FEAST DAY OF BLESSED ANDRE BESSETTEIN ONE OF THE STARS I SHALL BE LIVING IN ONE OF THEM I SHALL BE LAUGHING AND SO IT WILL BE AS IF ALL THE STARS WERE LAUGHING WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE SKY TONIGHTThe LITTLE PRINCE ANTOINE de SAINT-EXUPERY
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Brandt -- Col. Joseph P. Brandt, USAF (Retired), 68, died on January 4, 2002. He is survived by his wife, Dora K. Brandt of Albuquerque; children, Barbara Brandt of Albuquerque, Jackie Roeder and husband, Gary, of Anchorage, AK, Christine Brandt of Greenwich, CT, Michael Brandt of Albuquerque, Major Steven Brandt, USAF, and wife, Lisa of Edwards AFB, CA, Steve Knee and wife, Helen, of Albuquerque, Danny Knee and wife, Sarah, of Albuquerque and Sandra Novak and husband, Mike, of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Alex, Derek, Steven Louis, Rachel, Stirling, Peter, Danielle, Nicholas, Amanda, Ciara, Kristina, Jordan, Collin and Taylor. He was preceded in death by his mother, Frances Brandt and father, Charles Scandroli. Joe served his country in the United States Air Force for 31 years. He was a member of Risen Savior Catholic Church. Services are pending. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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Bushar -- Don M. Bushar, 71, passed away at home surrounded by his family, January 4, 2002. He was born in Iowa and served in the US Army in the Korean War. Don worked in Albuquerque as a pharmacist and was a member of VFW Post 5890 in Rio Rancho. He is survived by his wife Orpha Bushar; children, Lance Bushar and Heather Goode; four granddaughters; three grandsons; other family and friends who loved and will miss him. A visitation will be held in the Chapel of Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW., on Monday, January 7, 2002 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A graveside funeral service will be held at the Santa Fe National Cemetery on Tuesday, January 8, 2002. Service time is pending. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW. Albuq. 505-343-8008.
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Buskirk -- John Alford (Jack) Buskirk, 79, passed away suddenly Friday, December 21, 2001 in Corrales, NM at home of daughter, Jill. With his death, we lost, a special person - a man's man who honored women and adored his family. Born April 22, 1922 in Hutchinson, KS to Clifford and Gela Buskirk. Preceded in death by sister, Peggy. Survived by wife of 58 years, Eddie Buskirk; sons, Kemper and wife, Susan of Richardson, TX, Craig and wife, Sunny of Waxahachie, TX; daughters, Barbara Kelly and husband, Leo of Albuquerque, NM, Jill Johns and husband, Tom or Corrales, NM; grandson, Jackson Johns; and granddaughters, Sarah Kelly, Blair Kelly, Bailey Johns and Ridgley Johns. Jack was raised in Deming, New Mexico, followed by college at New Mexico State and Pasadena City College. During that time in Ruidoso, New Mexico , he met a girl from Oklahoma, who would become his wife. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, he entered the Army Air Corps at Santa Ana, CA and received his wings March 10, 1943 at Stockton Air Force Base, the day he and Eddie were married. He then spent 18 months at Barksdale Field in Shreveport, LA, as a flight instructor and he trained in the A-26 project, to take the plane to Europe. In France, was in the 671stBomb Squardon- 416thBomb Group, flew 44 combat missions at the age of 22 and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He landed in Brazil on VJ Day and arriving home, met new daughter, Barbara. Three more children completed his family. In Deming, NM he entered the business world, with success in the insurance agency and Auburn Rubber Co. in 1965, the family moved to Dallas, where he spent 25 years with Teledyne Continental Motors, retiring in 1991. He pursued his love of flying in the company Cessna. Their trips and the reunions with his war buddies were special to him. He knew all sports and loved his golf. He touched many lives with his friendliness, humor and loyalty. Jack was a Christian man and a member of Lovers Lane Methodist Church. Cremation has taken place and a Military Memorial will be held in Deming, NM on his 80th birthday.
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Carder -- Charles H. Carder, Memorial Service will take place on January 11, 2002 at Temple Lodge 6, 3801 Osuna Rd. NE, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m.
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Caron -- Esther Zelby Caron, 82, of Albuquerque, NM, died Friday, January 4, 2002 at Delmar Gardens of Overland Park, KS. Funeral services will be 12 noon on Monday, January 7, at The Louis Memorial Chapel. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, January 9, time to be announced, at Congregation Albert Cemetery, 700 Yale SE in Albuquerque, NM. Kindly omit flowers, family suggests contributions to Mazon, a Jewish Response to Hunger, Johnson County Community College Foundation, or Lyric Opera of Kansas City. Born in Cleveland, OH and raised in Detroit, MI she moved to Albuquerque in 1958. For many years, she was the owner of the gift shop at the Holiday Inn East and had been a member of Congregation Albert. Mrs. Caron was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Caron in 1967. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Andrea Kempf and Evan Luskin of Overland Park, KS; son and daughter-in-law, Samuel and Mary Caron of Sierra Vista, AZ; sister and brother-in-law, Sally and Marvin Miller of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Robin Kempt and Peter Haxton, Lucas and Purvee Kempf, Benjamin Caron and Jeremy Caron; great-granddaughter, Alison Kempf-Haxton; and nephews, Alan Miller and Steven Miller and their families. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Chavez -- The family of Mr. Joey Nestor Chavez would like to thank all their relatives and friends for the kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement, to Father Manuel Viera, Holy Family Catholic Church, celebrant of the Funeral Mass, to Rita Martinez for reciting the Rosary, to Larry Gallegos and Tom Romero for the beautiful music and to the pallbearers. Gabaldon Mortuary, family owned, 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW in charge of arrangements.
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Childers -- Viola Mae Childers, age 91, died Wednesday, January 2, 2002 in Muleshoe, TX. She lived most of her life in the Amistad-Rosebud areas of Union County, NM, and had been a resident of Dalhart, TX since 1976. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alonzo Childers in 1987; and a son, Ronald Childers in 1994. Viola is survived by two daughters, Ida Lorene Bollinger of Bosque Farms and Edna Mae Smith of Dumas, TX; one son, Doyle Childers of Clovis, NM; ten grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, January 5, 2001 at the First United Methodist Church in Clayton, NM and burial was in the Clayton Memorial Cemetery by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton.
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David -- James Joseph David, 83, a resident of Rio Rancho for the past 30 years, and coming to New Mexico from New York, passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2002. James was born September 10, 1918 the son of George and Gertrude O'Farrel David in Cochrane, Ontario, Canada. He had been an iron worker before retiring. James was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and the Elks Lodge #2500 of Rio Rancho. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne David of Rio Rancho; three children, Georgina Quinn of Albuquerque, Gregory David and wife, Lorraine of Florida, and Daniel David and wife, Laurie of Corrales, NM; one sister, Eva Brady; and one brother, Harry David, both of Canada; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 8, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary, Rio Rancho, 892-9920.
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Davis -- Curtiss Lee Davis, 42, a resident of Rio Rancho since 1969, died Thursday, December 27, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Becky E. of the family home; children, Jaime Lee Davis, Shane Johnson, Cindy Johnson, and James Johnson all of Rio Rancho; grandchildren, Forest Johnson and Amber Stone also of Rio Rancho; and half brother, Paul Davis of Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Evangeline Davis. Curtiss graduated from Gallup High School and attended Arizona State University. He was involved in the restaurant industry all his life as a chef, manager, Q.M., and Regional Manager for J.B.s Family Restaurant. He enjoyed cooking and golf but most off all, his children. French Mortuary Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW.
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Eddy -- Gwendolyn Eddy, age 58, succumbed after a brief illness in Nashville, TN on December 28, 2001. She had been a longtime resident of Albuquerque prior to relocating in 1995. Gwendolyn is survived by her son, Scott and wife, Shana and grandchild, Alyssa of Houston, TX; as well as her brother, Arnold (Allen) and wife, Amy Bosch; nieces, Jasmine Ielacqua, Keely, and Melissa all of Albuquerque, Kristy Shoenfeld, Tracy Hall; and nephew, Jason Bosch all of Denver, CO. After cremation, a Memorial Service will be held at the Unity Center for Positive Living in Nashville on January 3, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. (CST). She will be dearly missed. Contributions on her behalf may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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Fuentes -- Frank Fuentes, 74, of Palm Harbor, FL formerly of Albuquerque died Friday, December 28, 2001 in Florida. He retired after 25 years as a lab technician with Sandia National Laboratories. An Army Veteran of WWII, he was a Catholic who attended St. Mary's Parish. Survivors include wife, Mary; sons, Allen and John; brothers, Henry, Alfredo and Adolpho; sisters, Rebecca and Delia; and grandchildren, Maya and Gabriel.
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Garcia -- The family of Mrs. Asencion C. Garcia would like to thank all their relatives and friends for their kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement; for the beautiful floral tributes and a special thank you to Father Gene Gries, Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, celebrant of the Mass, to Herman Flores for reciting the Rosary, to U.N.M. and Delta hospice for their kindness and care and to the pallbearers. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd SW in charge of the arrangements.
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Gasser -- Robert J. Gasser, 78, a resident of Albuquerque, died Wednesday, January 2, 2002. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary Gasser of Albuquerque; daughter, Linda Kitterman and husband, David of Albuquerque; son, Greg Gasser and wife, Karen of Frankfort, IL; grandchildren, Alex Kitterman, Kyle Gasser and Nicholas Gasser; and sister, Betty Ober and husband, Carlon of Worcester, MA. Mr. Gasser served with the 8th Air Force during WWII and also the Korean War, flying B-17s. He was active with the Bear Canyon Senior Center and belonged to the Los Altos Golf Course. Memorial Mass will be celebrated Monday, January 7, 2002, at 10:00 a.m., at Prince of Peace Catholic Community, 12500 Carmel Avenue NE, with Father Antonio Mondragon, Celebrant. Interment of cremains will follow at 2:30 p.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to M.D. Anderson Cancer Clinic for Gastro-Intestinal Cancer Research, 1515 Holcombe Blvd. Houston, TX, 77030. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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George -- Ada George, 91, a resident of New Mexico since 1972 passed away on December 19, 2001. She is survived by her two nephews, Willis George and wife, Jana of Rio Rancho, NM and Richard George and wife, Betty of Corvallis, OR; three great-nieces, Elaina Freese and husband, Jim, Diana George and husband, Will Rindom, and Linda Lett and husband, Timothy; two great-nephews, David and William George, she is also survived by four great-great-grand nephews and nieces. Ada retired from Chicago Bridge & Iron Construction Co. after 32 years. She was a member of Paradise Hills United Methodist Church. Private interment took place at Sunset Memorial Park. A Memorial service will be held Tuesday, January 8, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at Acantilado Vista Retirement Community, 920 Riverview Dr. SE. Rio Rancho, NM 87124. French Mortuary Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW.
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Glover -- Patricia Burns Glover, a resident of Albuquerque since 1935, died Friday, December 28, 2001. She is survived by her daughter, Mary K. Glover; cousin, J. Willard Murphy; nieces, Katherine Kim Ackerman, Kerry Swarthout, Erin Daly and Kathi McDonald; nephews, Clay Pooler, Dan Daly, Tim Daly, Mark Daly, Tony McDonald and Andy McDonald. Pat was preceded in death by her brother, Daniel Burns; and sisters, Katherine Pooler, Margaret Daly, Virginia Fletcher and Joan Lee. She attended the University of New Mexico where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She was a graduate of Marquette University. Pat was an active member of St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center and had been a member of the St. Josephs Hospital Auxiliary and the Brothers of the Good Shepherd Auxiliary. Father Bill Swift, Tulsa, Oklahoma, presided over a private service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Brothers of the Good Shepherd, 218 Iron SW, 87102, or to the charity of your choice. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Gonzales -- The family of John F. Gonzales would like to thank all their relatives and friends for their kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement; for the beautiful floral tributes and a special thank you to Father Manuel Viera, Holy Family Catholic Church, celebrant of the Mass and to the pallbearers. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd SW in charge of the arrangement
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Gonzales -- The family of Mrs. Eloisa Gonzales would like to thank all their relatives and friends for their kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement; for the beautiful floral tributes and a special thank you to Father Bill Sanchez, St. Edwins Catholic Church, celebrant of the Mass, to Gabriella Nieto for reciting the Rosary and to the pallbearers. Gabaldon Mortuary, Family Owned, 1000 Old Coors Rd SW in charge of the arrangements.
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Grant -- Dorothy Ruth Grant, 81, a resident of Albuquerque since 1971, died Friday, January 04, 2002. She is survived by her husband, James W. Grant of Albuquerque; sons, Riley S. Grant and wife, Donna of Lakewood, CO, John B. Grant of Phoenix, AZ and Jim Grant and wife, Judy of Roseville, CA; daughter, Gwen Laine and husband, Jory of Wheat Ridge, CO; ten grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Services will be held Tuesday, January 8, 2002, at 2:00 p.m., at Covenant United Methodist Church, 8510 Wyoming Blvd. NE, with Pastor Gerry Lightwine officiating. Interment will follow at Vista Verde Memorial Park. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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Gray -- Jessie Harris Gray passed away in her sleep Sunday morning, December 30, 2001 at the Aspen Care assisted living residence in Albuquerque, NM. Jessie was born October 1, 1903 in Chickasha, OK to Reuben C. Harris and Elizabeth Bradberry Harris. Jessie married A. Bainard Gray in 1923 in Lamesa, TX. They lived together in Socorro, NM, from 1930 until Bainard's death in 1969. In addition to Bainard, Jessie was preceded in death by brothers, Roy and Glenn Harris; sister, Maude Warnick; five children, Bainard Gray Jr., Jack Douglas Gray, Roger Neil Gray, Glen R. Gray, Kathleen Gray Hume; and a grandson, Robert Hume Jr. She is survived by a son in-law, Robert Hume of Albuquerque; a son and daughter-in-law, Gordon and Jane Gray of Abilene, TX; a daughter in-law, Carole Willis of Treasure Island, FL; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Jessie lived in Socorro until 1986; She was a charter member of the First Baptist Church of Socorro. She was also a member of the Eastern Star. She moved to Rio Rancho in 1986 to be closer to her daughter, Kathleen. In 1999, because of a failing health, she moved into Aspen Care in Albuquerque. Memorial Services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Rio Rancho, 3906 19th Ave SE, on Tuesday, January 8, 2002 at 11:00 am, Rev Si Budagher officiating. A graveside service will be held at the Socorro, NM, Cemetery at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 8, 2002 with Rev. Carl Russell officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jessie's name to the Rio Rancho Public Library or the Socorro Public Library. Services are under the direction of Strong-Thorne Mortuary.
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Griego -- The family of Mrs Anita F. Griego would like to thank all their relatives and friends for the kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement, to Father Rick Zerwas, San Antonio Catholic Church, celebrant of the Funeral Mass, to Senaida and Conrado Otero for reciting the Rosary and to the pallbearers. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW, family owned, in charge of arrangements.
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Hisey -- Dorothy A. Hisey, age 85, died on December 30, 2001 in Albuquerque, NM. She was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming to Fredrick G. and Daisy W. Underwood Agnew. She married Ralph L. Hisey in June 1944. He preceded her in death in 1995. Mrs. Hisey retired in 1973 after 30 years working with the Federal Government. She moved from Centerville, Ohio to Albuquerque in 1994 where she was a member of First Presbyterian Church and AARP. She is survived by stepsons, Gilbert Hisey of Ohio and Larry Hisey of California; sister, Emily Tuttle of Albuquerque; nieces, Dorothy Jo Sanchez and husband, Clyde of Albuquerque and Elizabeth Spraberry and husband, Daryl of Texas; three grandnieces and four grandnephews. Memorial Services are planned for 2:30 p.m. Thursday, January 10, 2002 at the Chapel of First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Paul Davenport and Rev. Carl Sanderberg officiating. Sandia Funeral Care, 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 821-0010.
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Hunton -- Betty Lou Hunton, age 60 passed away Thursday, January 3, 2002 at her home surrounded by friends and family. She is survived by daughters, Sandra Baca, Kathy Stagner and husband, James Stagner; grandchildren, Cody Baca, Amanda Ortiz, Erica Padilla, Justin Johnson, Lisa Delgado, Michelle Delgado and Dreanna Valencia; brother, Bill Fisher and wife, Monette Fisher; sister, Connie Torres; life long friend, Shirley Bogart. Preceded in death by her daughter, Darlene Delgado. On behalf of Betty Lou's family we would like to thank Sandra and Angelo Davis, Shirley Bogart and Helen Dimas for all the love and support for her final days. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. at the Church of the Ascension, 2150 Raymac Rd SW. Immediately following service friends and family will gather at the Parish Hall
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Hurford -- Allen Forbes Hurford died unexpectedly on January 5, 2002. He was born April 12, 1920 in Keene, NH. With his parents, William and Hortense Hurford, he lived in eight cities throughout the Northeast. He attended high schools in Indianapolis, IN, Rocky River, OH and Mt. Lebanon, PA. After graduating from Oberlin College in 1942, he served as a weather forecaster in the Army Air Corp during WWII. He met Natalie (Lee) Dingman when he was a cadet at the weather school in Grand Rapids, MI and they were married on June 12, 1943. He earned an MS degree from Stevens Institute of Technology while working for RCA in NJ. He then served as quality control manager at RCA in Cincinnati, OH. They moved to Albuquerque, NM in 1952 where he worked at Sandia National Labs in various engineering assignments until his retirement in 1985. He then served as a Docent at the NM Museum of Natural History & Science, and volunteered as an ombudsman, visiting the residents at the West Mesa Health Care Center. Allen was a longtime member of Immanuel Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder, and Deacon, and he and his wife sang in the choir for 20 years. He is survived by his wife Lee; three daughters, Cathy Jones (James) of Albuquerque, Susan Forbes (Ron Padgett) of N. Little Rock, AK, and Dana Cantwell (Mike), of Norman, OK.; his brother, Walter J. Hurford of Westwood, MA; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 114 Carlisle SE, on Tuesday, January 8, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Salvation Army.
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Jackson -- William E. J. "Bill" Jackson, 81, a highly-decorated military veteran and a 45-year resident of Albuquerque, died Thursday, January 3, 2002. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Bettye D. Jackson; and three sons, CAPT William A. Jackson, SC, USN (ret) of Albuquerque and his wife, Barbara, CAPT John E. Jackson, SC, USN (ret) of Newport, RI and his wife, Valerie and Mr. Robert M. Jackson of Albuquerque and his wife, Barbara. He is also survived by six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Born in New York City in 1920, he spent most of his life in military service. He first wore a uniform as a New York Naval Cadet in 1934, and later served as a Private First Class in the U.S. Marine Corps (1938-1942), as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps (1946-1949), as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army (1950-1952), as a Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy (1964-1967), and as a Chief Warrant Officer in the U.S. Army Reserve 1968-1980). For his service during the Korean War he earned seven campaign medals and two Unit Citations. All together, he spent 27 years in all four branches of military service, an accomplishment which has been termed"rare and remarkable" by senior defense officials. Bill, Bettye and the boys moved to Albuquerque in 1957, to enable Bill to commence a career at Sandia National Laboratories from which he retired in 1978. A longtime supporter of law enforcement, he was a 1st Lieutenant in the Bernalillo County Citizens Unit and a commissioned Deputy Sheriff, working closely with city, state and federal authorities. Appointed a Justice of the Peace and a Magistrate Judge, Justice Jackson was active in local politics and civic affairs for many years. His hobbies included computers, amateur radio (call sign KC5VWP), and casino visits. Services will be held Monday, January 7, 2002, at 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Interment, with full military honors, will follow at 12:00 noon, at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Sunday, January 6, 2002, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Presbyterian Kaseman Hospice Inpatient Unit, c/o Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation, P.O. Box 26666, Albuquerque, NM, 87125. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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Lacey -- Eugene Cochran Lacey, Jr., 58, a resident of Albuquerque, died Friday, January 4, 2002. He is survived by his wife, Sherrie Lacey; children, Keri and Scott Lacey; step-son, Phillip Saxon; grandson, Brett Saxon; sister, Barbara Morley and husband, Paul; niece, Lacey Ann Morley; sister-in-law, Judy Tuft and husband, Jay; nephew, Homer Mellas. Eugene was in the Army Reserve for six years. He was born and raised in Baltimore. Eugene obtained his Undergraduate Degree from Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland and his Graduate Degree from the University of Maryland. In 1983 he moved to Alaska with his job as an Environmental Engineer where he specialized in water, waste, hazardous waste and artic engineering. Eugene was a registered P.E. in ten different states. He was an avid fisherman and a Nittany Lions fan as well as a Terps fan. Rosary will be recited Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary Westside Chapel 9300 Golf Course Rd., NW. (3 blocks N. of Paseo Del Norte). Mass of Christian burial will be Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. at St. Therese Little Flower Church, 3828 4th Street NW. Interment will be at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Friends may visit French Mortuary-Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd., NW. Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5800 Lomas NE. Albuquerque 87110.
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LaGrange -- Martin LaGrange Jr., 69, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on January 3, 2002. Martin is survived by his wife, Dora; daughters, Valda LaGrange, Valerie Mata, and Sybil LaGrange; son, Martin J. LaGrange III.; five step-daughters, Mary Paiz, MaryAnn Cruz, Bernadette Trujillo, Josie Barboa, and Christina DuBois; 27 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Services will be held at the Praise and Worship Center, 3044 Isleta Blvd. SW.(Isleta and Barcelona). A viewing and Prayer Service will be held on Monday, January 7, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. A final viewing and Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2002 at 10:00 a.m., with burial following at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Martin LaGrange III, Lucio Mata, Anthony D. LaGrange, Mark DuBois, Roy Cruz, Kenny Lucero and Mark DuBois Jr. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. Abq. 505-343-8008
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Landrith -- Mickale D. (Mick) Landrith, 55, died on January 1, 2002 at the V.A. Hospital in Albuquerque, NM. He was formerly from Pekin, IL. He was born December 29, 1946 to Dalta Lou Eggena Landrith and Thomas Phillip Landrith. He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents; and an infant son, Jonathan M. Landrith. Surviving are two sons, James M. Landrith, 30, of Albuquerque, Jeffrey M. Landrith, 29, of Boston, MA; one daughter, Jennifer D. Landrith, 26, of Albuquerque; two sisters, Lou Ann Stewart of Farmington, IL and Pamela (Stewart) Haig of Lewistown, IL; two brothers, Joseph R. Stewart of South Pekin, IL and John L. Stewart of Marquette Heights, IL. Mr. Lindrith served in the US Army and was a decorated for his two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was a member of the VFW. Mr. Landrth once owned and operated several radio stations in the southwest and was also a magazine publisher. Flowers or contributions may be sent to Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors 3113 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87110. All financial contributions will be given to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Angel Fire, NM. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, January 7, 2002 at 9:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors. He will be laid to rest in the Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM. Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of his arrangements.
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Lattanza -- Elizabeth (Betty) Johnson Lattanza, passed away in her home after a long illness on January 2, 2002. She was surrounded by her family, who will miss her very much. Born in Freedon, PA on April 15, 1923, Mrs. Lattanza moved to Albuquerque with her husband in 1950 where she enjoyed life and raised her family. Over the years, she served as a St. Joseph Hospital volunteer and Auxiliary President. She loved art and enjoyed being a docent at the Fetchin Museum in Taos, NM and her involvement with the NM Museum Foundation. She was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority. She was a member of the Aquinas Newman Center since 1972. Mrs. Lattanza is survived by her husband of 55 years, Roger C. Lattanza; sons, Roger, Jeffrey and John Lattanza; daughter, Rebecca Lattanza Groves and her husband, Jack; brother, Paul F. Johnson; nine adored granddaughters; and one special great-granddaughter. A Memorial Mass will be held at the Aquinas Newman Center, 1815 Las Lomas NE on the UNM Campus, Tuesday, January 8, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions be made to Quality Continuum Hospice and Home Healthcare, 8001 Mountain Rd. Place, Ste. 200, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Phone 891-8200. The family is tremendously grateful and would also like to extend their most sincere thanks to hospice for their care, support and dedication. Cremation arrangements by the Sunrise Society of New Mexico, 891-8200.
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Lewis -- Mary France Lewis, 84, passed December 26, 2001. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Edward S. Lewis of Albuquerque; daughters, Sharon McGill of Omaho, NE and Celeste Finch and her husband of Farmington, NM; son, Edward S. Lewis of Boise, ID; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; nieces and nephews. A special thank you to all the nurses and staff at the Albuquerque Manor for their love and care. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Albuquerque Garden Center, 10120 Lomas Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112 or to the Alzheimer's Assoc. Private Interment of cremated remains at Vista Verde Memorial Park. Cremation arrangements by the Sunrise Society of NM, 891-8200.
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Lopez -- The family of Mr. Patrick T. Lopez would like to thank all their relatives and friends for their kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement; for the beautiful floral tributes and a special thank you to Father Manuel Viera, Holy Family Catholic Church, celebrant of the Mass. Gabaldon Mortuary, family owned, 1000 Old Coors Rd SW in charge of the arrangements.
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Lujan -- IN LOVING MEMORY Pete Lujan 12-11-26 to 1-7-72 Rest in Peace From the Lujan, Arias, Gonzales and Ortega Families
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Maner -- Claire C. Maner, July 10, 1952- December 11, 2001, Too young to leave. Many of us were blessed with your kind spirit. Friends, to honor Claire's memory, please donate to the American Cancer Society in her name.
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Marksteiner -- Elizabeth Ann "Liz" Marksteiner, loved and treasured daughter of Cathy and Joe Marksteiner, loved sister of Tony Marksteiner, all formerly of Albuquerque, cherished granddaughter of Naureen Marksteiner and Barbara Burlin, "adopted" sister of Erin, Jenny, Nick, Chandler and Philip, also survived by many uncles, aunts and counsins died Thursday, January 3, 2002 at age 16. Liz was a gifted and special young lady who loved people, history and travel. She was a writer, a scholar, an artist and philospher. She loved challenges and a good debate. Liz was an Air Force brat, a member of MENSA and a member of the sophomore class at Mt. Notre Dame High School. Liz valued family, friends, and faith. She taught us so much about living and joy. We wish we had time to learn more. Liz embraced life and we who were touched by her life are the better for it. Liz was loved and we will miss her. A celebration of her life will take place at St. Maxilimian Kolbe Church, Tuesday, January 7, Liberty Twp, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Silver Lining Foundation, (a Rocky Mountain getaway for cancer kids), 1490 Ute Ave., Aspen, CO 81611, or to Childrens Hospital Medical Center for Cancer Research, 3333 Burnett Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229
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Micek -- The family of Angie C. Micek wishes to express their sincere appreciation to all family and friends for their support and kind expressions of sympathy received during our time of loss. Thank you so much. God took her from us but we know she is in a better place watching over us.
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Montoya -- The family of Mr. Andres M. Montoya would like to thank all their relatives and friends for their kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement; for the beautiful floral tributes and a special thank you to Father Manuel Viera, Holy Family Catholic Church, celebrant of the Mass, to Gabriella Nieto for reciting the Rosary and to the pallbearers. Gabaldon Mortuary, Family Owned, 1000 Old Coors Rd SW in charge of the arrangements.
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Nance -- Nirel Leora Ariel Nance, 4 years old of Albuquerque, became an angel in heaven on Friday, January 4, 2002. She is now guardian angel over her, mother, Cynthia Greathouse; father, David M. Nance; sisters, Lawanna D. Greathouse and Zara V Nance; brothers, David M. Greathouse and Addryll L. Nance; grandmothers, Geneva Coleman of Albuquerque, and Lucy Nance of Clovis; grandfathers, L.S. Coleman of Albuquerque, and Hanslee Nance of Clovis; great-grandparent, Jessie Webb and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and nephews. Greeting little Ms. Nance at the pearly gates of heaven are her aunts - Linda Spicer and Detrice Walker, and uncle Eluis Greathouse. Visitation will be Sunday, January 6, 2002 from 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in Palm Chapel of Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave SE. Services will be Monday, January 7, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. also in Palm Chapel with Pastor's Jerome Bell and Kenneth Goode officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Park. Strong-Thorne Mortuary is entrusted to the care of Nirel.
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Norris -- In Memory of Nathan Lee Norris aka Nate Dog/Nasty Nate December 7, 1977 - January 6, 2001Some days I just want to scream, I can't seem to wake up from this dream. I'm always asking God, "Why did you choose Nate?" There was something I wanted to tell him, but now it's too late. I visit your grave almost every day, and every now and then I decide to stay. So, I'm sitting here writing you this rhyme, I would give it all up just to see you one last time. I can't let all of this anger go, sometimes I won't let this sadness show. All of our memories were the best, someday I'll be able to let you rest. I'll never forget the day you died, but I know we'll be together on the other side. Some days I just sit and stare, I realize, I'm in a nightmare. I'll never forget when God took you away, I'll never understand why you couldn't stay. Look what happened, what a price to pay, there's no words to express what happened that day.Written from the heart of Natalia ChristanelliNathan We miss you so much. It still seems like yesterday that we saw your big smile and heard your crazy laugh. Not a day goes by without thinking of you. We promise we will never let Lexi Lou forget you, she misses her daddy so much. Even though you're gone, our love for you still remains strong, and it will last forever. Lexi, Mom, Grandma, Susie, Rebecca, Steven & Tally; all of your nieces and nephews; and Julie and Amanda
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Parker -- Bernice P. Parker, 92, passed away January 3, 2002. She was born in Lampasas, Texas, July 13, 1908, moved to Corona, NM. in 1914. She then moved to Albuquerque with her husband, Walter Parker; and son, James Parker 1944, with whom she is now reunited. Bernice is survived by her two granddaughters, Jamie Cordova and Janet Carabajal; two great-grandsons, Steven Sanchez and Gabriel Cordova; two brothers, her twin, Bernard Jolly and Lloyd Jolly; numerous other family and friends who loved and will miss her. A Graveside Service will be held at Sandia Memory Gardens Cemetery on Monday, January 7, 2002 at 2:00pm. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. Albuquerque, 505-343-8008.
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Parkinson -- Audrey Ellen Parkinson, 81, a resident of Albuquerque since 2000 and a longtime former resident of Maine. Loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, died Wednesday, January 2, 2002. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, William W. Parkinson; daughters, Patricia Parkinson and husband, Bret Snyder, all of Albuquerque and Felicia Parkinson of Centreville, VA; son, Durward Parkinson and wife, Lori of Kennebunk, ME; grandchildren, Peter Noonan, Jr., Pamela Noonan, Rachel Parkinson, Katherine Audrey Perdue, Elizabeth Perdue, Emma Parkinson, Isabel Parkinson, Kendra Snyder and Lisa Snyder; and two great-granddaughters, Emily Noonan and Samantha Smedshammer. Mrs. Parkinson received a bachelor of Arts from Columbia University Teachers College and a Master of Arts from George Washington University. She was an administrative assistant at the War Manpower Commission in World War II and for Columbia University Teachers College. Mrs. Parkinson was a longtime elementary teacher, and was the leader of the Alexandria Education Association in Virginia. She was president of the Midcoast Hospital Auxiliary, Brunswick, ME. Mrs. Parkinson was a dedicated Navy Chaplains wife and a world traveler. She was co-editor of Merry Meeting Merry Eating Cookbook. Mrs. Parkinson was also a member of Central United Methodist Church. Cremation has taken place and private family services have been held. Interment of cremains will take place at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Central United Methodist Church, 1615 Copper Ave. NE, 87106. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Romero -- The family of Lela Q. Romero thanks their many friends and relatives whose sympathy and thoughtfulness will always be gratefully remembered and deeply appreciated. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Rubidoux -- The family of Mrs. Lucy L. Rubiodoux would like to thank all their relatives and friends for their kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement; for the beautiful floral tributes and a special thank you to Father Frank Prieto, St. Joseph on the Rio Grande Catholic Church, celebrant of the Mass; to Deacon Reneee; to the Legion of Mary for reciting the Rosary; to Ramon and Lydia for the beautiful music; to the staff at Ladera Nursing Home for their kindness and care and to the allbearers. Gabaldon Mortuary, family owned, 1000 Old Coors Rd SW in charge of the arrangements.
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Segura -- Arthur A. (Tootie) Segura will lie in state today from 10:00 a.m. till the time of Rosary at Santa Barbara Catholic Church in Sile, NM. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. at the church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 11:00 a.m. also at the church. Interment will follow at the Sile Cemetery. Funeral Services are entrusted to Alameda Mortuary, 9420 4th Street NW.
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Shinn -- Clayton P. Shinn, 78, a resident of Belen, died Tuesday, January 1, 2002. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Edith Shinn of Belen; daughters, Donna Shinn Nargelovic and Bonnie Krayer and husband, Ross, all of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Rick Nargelovic and wife, Lydia, Scott Nargelovic and wife, Tina and their son, Tyler, Khristie Krayer, Melissa Rameriz and husband, Carlos, all of Albuquerque and Patricia Navarro and husband, Randy of Carlsbad, CA; sister, Irene Reynolds and husband, Al of Albuquerque; and various nieces and nephews. Mr. Shinn was a local businessman and owner of Lomas Paint and Body Shop. He served as President of I.A.S.A. Mr. Shinn was a member of Temple Lodge #6. He served as the Potentate of Ballut Abyad Shrine and became Imperial Representative Emeritus in 1978. Mr. Shinn was also a member of the Royal Order of Jesters and the Motor and Foot Patrol and served as the Chairman of the Shrine Circus Committee. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, January 8, 2002, at 10:00 a.m., at Ballut Abyad Shrine Temple, 6600 Zuni Rd. SE, with Chaplain George Hunsaker officiating. Interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ballut Abyad Transportation Fund, 6600 Zuni Rd. SE, 87108. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd NE.
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Valverde -- The family of Mr. Jose Fidel Valverde would like to thank all their relatives and friends for their kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement; for the beautiful floral tributes and a special thank you to Father Manuel Viera, Holy Family Catholic Church, celebrant of the Mass and to Presbyterian Hospice for their care and kindness. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd SW in charge of the arrangements.
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Wirth -- Anne Lorene Wirth has gone home to meet her Lord. She passed from this life on Tuesday, January 1, 2002. She had turned 90 on December 19, 2001 and had lived in Albuquerque since 1989. She was born in Peru, IA, in 1911. She moved to Denver, CO in 1933, where she met her husband, Walter, who preceded her in death in 1996. She is survived by her daughter, Donna Brown and husband, Glenn of Sequim, WA; son, Lanny Wirth and wife, Karla of Albuquerque; granddaughters, Celia, Rachel, Sharon and Esther; great-grandchildren, Zoe, Cody and Carli. Ann's career was primarily as a homemaker. She is well-known for the pies she used to bake. Services will be held Monday, January 7, 2002, at 10:30 a.m., at Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum Chapel at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE, with Rev. Glenn Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be John Coleman, John Cox, Del Fessenden, Paul Hicks, John Pierce and Tom Swenson. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Sunday, January 6, 2002, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Teen Challenge of New Mexico, P.O. Box 20610, Albuquerque, NM, 87154-0610. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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