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Aragon -- Mrs. Mary Fischer Aragon, 88, a resident of Albuquerque passed away peacefully at home in the arms of her loving family on January 19, 2002. Mrs. Aragon is the beloved mother to five children, Edwina Brown, Reymundo (Rey) Aragon and wife, Jean of Moriarty,N.M., Bernice Jensen and husband, Elof, Martha Perea and DeDe Stutchman and husband, John of Orlando, Fl.; Mrs. Aragon is also survived by one brother, Joe Fischer and wife, Lena of El Paso, TX; step brother, Carlos Aragon and wife, Flora of Santa Fe, N.M.; 17 grandchildren, Stephanie, Manuel, Michelle, Mark, Brian, Vincent, Patricia, Martin, Chris, Madeline, Denise, Jeff, Doug, Sandy, Christine, Johnny and James; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mrs. Aragon was preceded in death by her husband, Edward V. Aragon; her sons, Joseph, Patrick, Eugene and Manuel; and a grandson, Gregory. Mrs. Aragon was a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church, A Catholic Daughter, A member of th Blue Army, A member of The Legion of Mary, Brothers of the Good Shepherd. Mrs. Aragon lived at the Encino House for the past 22 years. A Rosary was recited Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 5415 Fortuna NW. A final viewing will be Wednesday morning after 8:30 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. by Father Joel Garner. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be, Vincent Brown, Martin Brown, Manuel Ricky Aragon, Mark Aragon, Brian Aragon, Jeff Perea, Doug Perea, John Stutchman and James Stutchman; Honorary pallbearers will be, Chris Brown, Phil Gonzales, Robert Keeling and Marshal Katz. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Presbyterian Hospice. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd SW in charge of the arrangements.
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Ballard -- Ann Thatcher Ballard died on Friday. January 18, 2002 at the age of 72. She was born September 5, 1929 in Oklahoma City, OK. She was the first child of Henrietta Amelia Stamp of Wheeling, West Virginia and Stanton Willard Thatcher of Wichita Falls. TX. Her family moved to Santa Fe, NM in 1936. She attended grade school in Brownmoor School for Girls at Bishops Lodge. As a young girl she enjoyed the family ranch, Esperitu Santo, on the Holy Ghost Creek near Terrero. In 1942, the family moved to Amarillo, TX where she attended Amarillo High School and graduated in 1947. She went to Scripps College in Pomona, CA for a year and transferred to the University of New Mexico, joining Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. She graduated in 1951. She married Air Force pilot, Lt. John Garland Ballard, Jr., on April 5, 1952, having met him on a blind date in Amarillo. Along with her husband, the Air Force became her career, and their first child, Amy, was born in the Army Hospital in Fukuoka City, Kyushu, Japan. Assignments led to Stead AFB (SAC), Reno, NV, Wright Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH and Stewart AFB, Newburg, NY, where John III and William Stanton were born. In 1960, the family moved to Menlo Park and Sunnyvale, CA. John received orders to Vietnam and Ann stayed in Sunnyvale where the children were attending school. In 1965, Holloman AFB was their next stop before returning to Sunnyvale and then to Washington, D.C. where John attended the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and was stationed at the Pentagon. This led to the family's move to Albuquerque where John's last posting was Kirtland AFB. This allowed Ann to meet old friends, mostly members of the Kappa Kappa Gamma (KKG) Sorority from school. In every new assignment, she joined a KKG Club, and she recently received her 50 year pin. In Albuquerque, she was a member of the Green Thumb Garden Club, Kappa Gourmet, Kappa Bridge, Cosmopolitan Bridge and the Twentieth Century Club in Washington, D.C. She volunteered at Presbyterian Hospital for 27 years with the Tuesday Hospital Auxiliary. Ann enjoyed attending ACLOA, now Musical Theatre of the Southwest, productions, playing bridge, traveling, music and being with her family and friends. She is survived by her husband, John; daughter, Amy, of Washington, D.C.; sons, John and Bill of Albuquerque; grandchild, Stanton, of Albuquerque; sister, Karen Freund of Austin, TX; brother, Tom, of Amarillo, TX. A Memorial service will be held, Thursday, January 24, 2002 at 3:30 p.m. French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Interment to take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to a charitable organization of your choice.
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Blythe -- Hubert Lee "Hugh" Blythe passed away on January 14, 2002 after a lengthy illness. Hubert was born in Wilburton, OK on August 27, 1931. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict and was awarded a medal for good conduct. He married Venita Farmer on November 16, 1956. His wife, Venita; four children; 19 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren survive Hubert. Hubert was the eldest of nine children and is also survived by his sisters, Wanda, Joyce, and Louise; and his brothers, Ronnie and Kenneth. Services in his memory were held at Monterey Baptist Church on August 16, 2002.
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Boergadine -- Mary Yvonne Boergadine June 28, 1936 - January 23,2001 MYRD, IT'S BEEN A YEAR AGO TODAY, THAT THE LORD TOOK YOU AWAY. THOUGH YOUR KISS WE'LL FOREVER MISS, WE KNOW YOU'RE UP ABOVE, STILL SHOWERING US WITH YOUR LOVE... EVEN IF WE ARE APART, FOREVER YOU'RE IN OUR HEART. WE LOVE YOU BABY , YOUR FAMILY
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Branson -- Virginia Branson, 85, a resident of Albuquerque, died Saturday, January 19, 2002. She is survived by her husband, J.F. Branson Jr., to whom she was married in 1938; two daughters, Gwain Wilson of Clarksville, TN and Faustine Settle of Centerville, OH; grandchildren, Darci Wilson, Todd Wilson, Dan Wilson, Steven Settle, Scott Settle and Megan Settle; and six great-grandchildren. Mrs. Branson was born on September 4, 1916 in Ponil, NM, moving to Colorado before her first birthday. When she was nine, her family moved to California where she attended Escondido High School and San Diego State University in San Diego, CA. During her life, she followed her husband, J.F., wherever she could go, having a great time in all locations. Mrs. Branson was active in Girl Scouting, St. Mathews Episcopalian Church and belonged to various Officers Clubs, as President of the Officers Wives Club in Clarksville, TN and as President of the Destroyer Squadron Officers Wives Club. She was also a member of Daughters of the Nile, Yucca Temple #74. The rest of her time was spent fishing and camping, especially salmon fishing. Services will be held Thursday, January 24, 2002, at 1:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd.NE.
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Clark -- Reverend David Joseph Timothy Clark, age 79, born to John Joseph Clark and Jocine Marcella Lombard in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on December 2, 1922, went to be with his Heavenly Father January 19, 2002. Father Clark had been hospitalized at the Ft. Bayard Medical Center. He is survived by brothers and sister, George Richard Clark of Scottsdale, AZ, Marie Agnes Gantenbein, John Joseph Clark, Jr., Jane Mildred Riggle, and Thomas Meighan Clark, all of Pomona, CA; several nieces and nephews. He received his ordination in 1954 and served as Administrator to St. Anthony's Parish in Pecos, NM and was incardinatied into the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, NM in 1970. Fr. Clark has served in the Albuquerque Parishes of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Annunciation, St. Francis Xavier, and Nativity of the Blessed Virgin (Alameda). He was appointed as Chaplain at St. Anthony's Hospital in Las Vegas, NM, and then St. Vincent's Hospital in Santa Fe, NM. Later he served at St. Bernadette's in Albuquerque, and then as co-pastor of Nativity Church in Alameda, and then St. Therese Church. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Moriarty, NM. Mass of Christian Burial will be concelebrated by Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan at Our Lady of the Annunciation Church (2621 Vermont NE at Claremont NE) Friday, January 25, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. Entombment will follow at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle NE, are in charge of arrangements.
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Clear -- Thomas Joseph Clear, Jr., longtime Albuquerque attorney, died on January 22, 2002. Services are pending with Sandia Funeral Care, 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE, 821-0010.
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Collette -- Duane Gregory Collette, 28, an Albuquerque resident since 1980, died Sunday, January 20, 2002. He is survived by his wife, Patsy Collette; son, Jacob Sedillo; daughter, Stephanie Sedillo; step father, Joe Sievert, all of Albuquerque; father, David Collette and wife, Crystal of Colorado Springs, CO; grandmother, Elvira Trujillo of Las Cruces, NM; grandfather, Denzil Collette, Sr. of El Paso TX; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Alice and Alfonso Baca of Albuquerque. His mother, Velma Trujillo-Sievert preceded him in death. Mr. Collette served in the US Army during Desert Storm. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 1860 Griegos NW. Memorial mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 24, 2002, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 1860 Griegos NW. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Association, 4004 Carlisle, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd NE.
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Delong -- Paula G. De Long died at home Sunday, January 20, 2002. Mrs. De Long has been a distinguished personality in Sandoval County and throughout the region for many years. Paula started her teaching career at a very early age, since good teachers were hard to find. She continued her education through night and summer school while teaching. Her teaching assignments included Bernalillo, Corrales, Domingo, Guadalupe, Placitas, San Luis, and La Ventana and others. She taught elementary through high school. She also taught adult education classes. She went on to serve the Bernalillo school systems for the majority of her 49 year career in the educational field. She was Director of the Title One Program the last few years of her educational endeavor from where she later retired. Paula served on many advisory boards and was a charter member of the Planning and Zoning Board in Bernalillo. She received the LULAC Abrazo Award, was a member of Phi Alpha Theta and a member of the various Sandoval County boards. She was a charter member of the BDC and Bernalillo Public Library. Paula enjoyed working in her cactus gardens, watching the Red Socks play baseball and traveling. We are proud to recognize these efforts and contributions made by Mrs. Paula De Long and honor her for all that she has done for students for several generations. She is survived by her sister, M. Helen Sandoval; brother, Restie A. Sandoval and his wife, Annie, all of Bernalillo as well as numerous nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her son, Harry De Long and husband, Leo V. De Long. Services will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Pallbearers will be Michael Carroll, John Trujillo, Zoilo Dominguez, George Pitts, Raymond Paiz and Clarence Griego. Honorary Pallbearers will be Ronald Brown, Celes Trujillo, Judge Kenneth G. Brown and Noah Trujillo. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Wednesday, January 23, 2002 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Sorrows Cemetery, PO Box 607, Bernalillo, NM, 87004. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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Earnest -- Laverne Earnest, 81, a longtime resident of Estancia passed away Sunday, January 20, 2002 in Bothell, WA. She was born to Thomas Lot and Lanora Carrie (Johnston) Kimbriel February 10, 1920, in Leia Lake, TX. Laverne married Everett Ernest, November 1939, he preceded her in death in 1986. Mrs. Earnest is survived by three daughters, Eunice Faye Earnest of Bothell, WA, Evelyn E. Blanchard of Carlsbad, NM and Frankye E. Wehmhoner, of El Paso, TX; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A Funeral Service will be held Friday, January 25, 2002, 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Estancia, with Pastor Dave Blackwell officiating, burial will follow at the Estancia Memorial Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Harris-Hanlon Mortuary in Moriarty.
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Easley -- Loyce R. Easley, noted New Mexico artist and wife of Mack Easley, died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, January 20, 2002. A resident of Albuquerque since 1990, she is survived by her husband of 63 years, who served in all three branches of New Mexico government, as Chief Justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court, Lieutenant Governor, and Speaker of the House of Representatives; daughter, June Hudson of Los Angeles; son, Roger Easley of Albuquerque; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and her sister, Dorothy Basolo of McAlester, OK. Loyce Anna. Eldest daughter of Thomas Webster Rogers and Anna Laura Sanders, was born in Weatherford, OK. She earned her bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Oklahoma. She and her husband resided in Hobbs for over 40 years before moving to Santa Fe where she resided for 12 years. She was an avid student and consummate teacher of art. Her works have hung in many distinguished galleries and are included in private and public permanent collections. Services will be held Friday, January 25, 2002, at 11:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Interment will follow at 1:30 p.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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Eckerman -- Mary Deffoe Eckerman was born in Crofton, Kentucky, May 5, 1916 and passed away after a long illness on Saturday, January 19, 2002. Before moving to Albuquerque, Mary and her husband, Nevin, Sr., owned and operated a grocery store and a post office in New Laguna, NM. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Nevin H. Eckerman, Sr. She is survived by her daughters, Nevlyn Eckerman and Lois Eckerman, both of Albuquerque; son, Nevin Eckerman, Jr. and wife, Delia, and their daughter, Rosemary Lyn Eckerman of Albuquerque, NM, and his sons, Nevin H. Eckerman, III and wife, Amanda, and Nicklaus Paul Eckerman and wife, April, from Mobile, AL; son, Edward W. Eckerman and wife, Christy, and their son, Elliot W. Eckerman, all of Albuquerque; great grandchildren, Blakely Eckerman and Hannah Eckerman. Services will be held, Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, with Ned Fuller of the Bishopric of the Academy Heights Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, presiding. Interment will follow at 1:30 p.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, one hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Quality Continuum Hospice, 8001 Mountain Rd. Pl. NE #2000, 87110.
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Enochs -- BRION A. ENOCHS November 2, 1973-January 23, 1993 Brion, there is not a day that goes by that you are not missed my love. We miss you, Gramma and Grandpo so very, very much. Missing you, Mom and family
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Farley -- Frank C. Farley, Sr., 89, a resident of Albuquerque for 51 years passed away January 17, 2002. He was born in Walla Walla, WA on October 4, 1912. He worked as a photo engraver for over 40 years. He was an avid photographer, and submitted several photos which were published in NM Magazine and Western Horseman. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Yleen Farley; daughter, Patti Farley Matlock of Farmington, NM; son, Frank C. Farley, Jr. (Bill) and wife, Linda of Gallup, NM; granddaughters, Yleen Kowal and husband, Frank, and Janice Jones and husband, Kevin of Farmington, NM; grandsons, Bill W. Matlock and wife, Cindy of Farmington, Chirs Matlock of Albuquerque; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Shirley Jean Ellis; and his two brothers, William Herbert Farley and Howard Darwin Farley. To respect Frank's wishes, there will not be a service at this time. He will be cremated and buried with his wife at the time of her death. Our family thanks Riverside Cremations and Burials for their caring and compassionate help at this difficult time. 505-764-9663.
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Ford -- Tracy Leigh Ford, 41, a resident of Los Lunas, NM died Monday, January 21, 2002. She is survived by her husband, Garry Lee Ford of Los Lunas; parents, Richard and Phyllis Davidson of Clovis, NM; daughter, Amber Jean Norton of Vero Beach, FL; stepsons, Garry Ford, Jr., and wife, Julie, Allan Ford and John Ford, all of San Antonio, TX; grandfather, James Kiker of Portales, NM; uncle, Kenneth Kiker and wife, Carol of Albuquerque; aunt, Carol Brieden and husband, Keith of Tucson, AZ; and numerous cousins. Tracy was preceded in death by her son, Ryan Patrick Kennedy; and grandmother, Doris Kiker. Tracy worked at Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX as a contracting officer before transferring to Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque. At Kirtland Air Force Base she worked for Det 12 Space and Missile Command as a contract specialist. She truly enjoyed her job. Tracy was interested in genealogy, arts and crafts, and enjoyed fishing and traveling with her husband. She will be truly missed by her loving family and friends. Services will be held Friday, 9:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE, with Rev. Tim Neustifter officiating. Graveside Services will follow at 3:30 p.m., at Portales Cemetery, in Portales, NM. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Thursday, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, for the treatment of breast cancer, 5800 Lomas NE, 87110. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Gallegos -- Gilbert F. Gallegos, 87, passed away surrounded by all his loved ones on Monday, January 21, 2002. Mr. Gallegos, who was known for gentleness and kindness, was born in Anton Chico, New Mexico on April 26, 1914. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Adina Gallegos; his brothers, Alejandro Gallegos, Julian Gallegos, Luis Gallegos; and his sister, Elena Rael. Also preceding Mr. Gallegos in death was his son, Jimmy P. Gallegos; and two grandchildren. He is survived by two sons and two daughters, Gilbert M. Gallegos and wife, Patty, Hope Chavez and husband, J.D., Danny J. Gallegos and wife, Connie, and Annabell Gallegos and Jack Weber, all of Albuquerque. He was greatly loved by his grandchildren, Faith Sanchez and Richie Esquibel, Daniel Gallegos Jr., Gabrielle Gallegos, Stephanie Duneman and husband, Donnie, Dominic Gallegos, and Bobbi Cisneros and husband, Richard. Mr. Gallegos had four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his ex-wife, Aggie Gallegos and husband, Jose Sandoval; one brother, Jose Carlos Rael of Tucson, Arizona; brother-in-law, Seferino Rael; and sister-in-law, Eloisa Gallegos of Colorado. Gilbert F. Gallegos was very proud of his military service. He was in World War II and fought with the Big Red One in seven campaigns. Congresswoman Heather Wilson honored Gilbert last May with a special medal commemorating his service in the Normandy Invasion on Omaha Beach. He was awarded the Bronze Star medal by General Omar Bradley and several spearhead medals for leading battles. Mr. Gallegos was a farmer and a horseman in his youth and later retired after driving a school bus in Anton Chico for the Santa Rosa Consolidated School System. In 1968, the Gallegos family moved to Albuquerque where Gilbert lived until his death. He was a devout Catholic and member of St. Joseph on the Rio Grande Parish. Rosary will be recited on Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Joseph on the Rio Grande Catholic Church, 5901 St. Joseph Dr. NW. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday, January 24, 2002, at 10:00 a.m. also at the church with Father Lawrence Gallegos (nephew) Celebrant. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be, Daniel Gallegos, Dominic Gallegos, Seferino Rael, Jr., Barney Rael, Steve Gallegos and George Gallegos. French Mortuary Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW.
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Gurule -- Charles Gurule. Former television newsman and businessman, Charles Gurule, passed away Monday, January 21, 2002 after a courageous struggle with a prolonged illness. He leaves behind a loving wife, Theresa; and son, James. He is also survived by sister, Erna Cotinola and husband, Gil; brother, Ed Gurule; sister, Fran Gurule; and sister, Annette Torres and husband, Matt. He also leaves behind an extended family and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest & Charlotte Gurule. A Rosary will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2002 at 7:30 p.m. at The Church of the Risen Savior. The Funeral Mass will be held on Friday at 10:00 a.m. at The Church of the Risen Savior followed by internment at Mt Calvary. New Mexico Mortuary Services is handling the arrangements.
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Hernandez -- Daniel Lee Hernandez, 44, a resident of Albuquerque, died Saturday, January 19, 2002 of heart failure. He is survived by his sons, Calven and Russell Hernandez; mother, Amy; brothers, Dave Hernandez, Steven Hernandez, and Stan Benson; and sister, Julie Wesselman. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol and father, Robert L. Hernandez. Services will be held Saturday, January 26, 2002, 2:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. Cremation will take place and Dan will be at rest with Carol at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE.
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Hults -- Joe Hults Happy Birthday, Dad I Love You, Your Son, Jim
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Hunt -- Edna Louise Hunt, age 83, a resident of Albuquerque since 1954 died Thursday January 17, 2002. She was born Edna Louise Morton July 30, 1918 in Waycross Georgia. Having graduated as Valedictorian from her College in 1938, she had two Bachelors degrees in the Medical & Sciences field. While serving in the US Navy during World War two as a Nurse, she was stationed at Navy Hospitals in New Orleans and Mare Island Naval Hospital in San Francisco Harbor, as well as the commisioned psychiatric convalescence hospital in Glenwood Springs Colorado. It was in 1950 in San Francisco that she met and married my Father, SMSGT Aubrey Byron Hunt, who was stationed at the Presidio Army Air Corp base. Edna Hunt traveled Europe with her husband until he was stationd at Kirtland Air Force Base here in Albuquerque. Edna Hunt went back into the nursing field at BCMC in 1969, and in 1971 went to work at the VA Hospital at KAFB where she retired in 1989. My Mother's favorite piano piece was by Narciso Serradell, called La Golondrina, which she attempted to teach me how to play. She was a loving woman who gave freely of her heart in life to those near to her. She was Baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses in 1957 and remained an active member till her death. She spent many hours in spirited discussion of Bible matters with Doctors, Nurses and the Chaplain staff where she worked. Edna Hunt is survived by her son, James Kelly Hunt of Rio Rancho NM; grandchildren, Jennifer Elizabeth Hunt of Van Nuys Calif, Byron Hunt of San Diego, Calif, and Sarah Aubrey Hunt of Albuquerque NM. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial will take place Saturday 4:00 p.m., January 26, 2002 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses at 8904 Menaul N.E. in Albuquerque NM, Nathaniel Grant officiating.
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Jaramillo -- The Joseph Jaramillo Family would like to thank you for all you blessings, prayers and being here. Please rejoice in the fact that he is with God now. Rejoice in the fact that he is now walking, running, skipping and jumping. Rejoice in the knowledge that he is dancing before our Lord God. He is welcomed home by his Grandparents and is watching over us now. Take joy in knowing that he is no longer in pain or suffering. He passed on January 20, 2002 in his own bed. In his earthly home. He was with the people he loved and loved him. He was with all his belongings/treasures, as he used to put it. He was able to say his goodbyes to all, as were able to do the same. I lifted him and carried hime one last time to lay him to rest one last time. Now he watched over us, as we all watched over him. Rejoice and know he has gone to a better place. God Bless you all, The Jaramillos.
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Kaehr -- Raymond Joseph Kaehr, 84, a resident and respected businessman in Albuquerque since 1954, died peacefully Sunday, January 20, 2002. He is survived by his wife, Donis Kaehr of Albuquerque; sister, Loretta LaFountain; brother, Joe Kaehr, both of Indiana; sons, Mickey Kaehr and his wife, Gail of Lewisville, TX, Jim Kaehr and his wife, Terri, Ron Kaehr and his wife, Dolores of Albuquerque; daughter, Pam Edens and her husband, Sterling of Tempe, AZ; grandchildren, Shelly Kaehr and Mark Kaehr of Lewisville, TX, Michelle Stevens and her husband, Shawn of Tempe, AZ, Sterling Edens and his wife, Brynlee of Tempe, AZ, Robert Kaehr, Tammi Buehler and her husband, Sean, Kimberly MacMillan and her husband, Jim, Tosha Young and her husband, Greg, Bryan Kaehr and his wife, Melissa, all of Albuquerque and William Kaehr of Homer, AK; great-grandchildren, Evan Kaehr, Tyler and Jordan Edens of Tempe, AZ; stepdaughters, Dona Clapp and her husband, Carl of Barnsdall, OK, Delores Albert and her husband, Paul, Debra Young and her husband, Bob, all of Albuquerque; step-grandchildren, Matthew Young of Albuquerque, Michael Doran of Kansas City, KS and Sean Doran of Irving, TX. Ray was preceded in death by Opal, the mother of his five children in 1967; and his daughter, Vicky in 1991. He was born in Grand Rapids, MI on February 26, 1917 to Joseph and Ethel Kaehr. He was the eldest of two sisters, Viola and Loretta and his brother, Joe. As a young man, he worked with the CCA building grain silos near Decatur, IN where his family had moved after the stock market crash of 1929. In the late 1930, he moved to Ft. Wayne, IN where he delivered milk door to door for a local dairy. After enrolling in night accounting courses at the University of Indiana in Ft. Wayne, IN, he worked as a bookkeeper in an accounting department. In 1941 he met and married Opal Arrants. He attended Officers Candidate School where he graduated first in his class. The army then sent him to Fort Bragg, NC and finally to Fort Sill, OK where he served as a field artillery and demolitions instructor. He was sent to the Philippines to be part of the mopping up operations against the scattered Japanese resistance that remained. He was with the first U.S. troops to arrive at Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the end of the war. In 1946 he founded Imperial Plating & Metal Finishing in Ashley, IN. He returned to the University of Indiana to study the subject of electroplating. A year later he moved his business to Waterloo, IN where he was a respected community leader, a member of the Lions Club and served a term as the mayor. In 1953, he moved his business to Albuquerque where it has continued to flourish as Kaehr Plating. He was the first to successfully electroplate aluminum and he pioneered work in plating of circuit boards. In 1969 he married Donis Shannon. They have been married for 32 years. He is a member of the Ballut Abyad Shrine, Albuquerque Lodge #60 A.F. & A.M., and the Order of the Elks in Albuquerque. Services will be held Thursday, 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE. Interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery. The family would like to thank the loving and compassionate staffs at St. Joseph Hospital North and Anna Kaseman, Vista Care Hospice. Contributions may be made to Vista Care Hospice, 8804 Washington Street NE, Suite C, 87113. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Lambie -- Judy Lambie, 56, a resident of Albuquerque passed away on January 19, 2002. She is survived by her husband, Gary Lambie of the family home; children, Chris Lambie and wife, Stephanie, Jennifer Eckenroth and husband, Phil and Joy Lambie all of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Alyssa, Caleb, Kaitlyn, Gabriel, Emaleeann and one girl due in April; brothers, David Johnson of Michigan and Jerry Johnson of Canada. Judy was a kindergarten teacher at Alameda Elementary where kids were a big part of Judy's life but most important was her family. Judy was involved with the Evangel Christian Center. She was also the fundraiser for the NMAEYC. Service will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2002, at Evangel Christian Center, 4501 Montgomery NE at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Raymond Franks officiating. In lieu of cut flowers, plants can be given or donations can be made to The Judy Lambie Family Scholarship Fund to help put her children and grandchildren through college. Make checks payable to Gary Lambie. Donors will be notified in writing as to who and how their donation helped. French Mortuary Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW
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Martinez -- Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Peter Martinez, Sr. will be celebrated this morning at 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 820 Broadway SE, with Fr. Frank Prieto as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Funeral services are entrusted to Alameda Mortuary, 9420 4th Street NW.
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Miller -- Betty Miller October 4, 1918-January 20, 2002 Born in Ohio in 1918, Betty moved to San Francisco at an early age. There she met Judson, her husband, at UC Berkley. Together they lived and traveled throughout the world as Judson flew and worked for the Air Force. Perhaps more than anything, Betty loved to entertain and to share her home with friends. She was a fine hostess. One of the highlights of their lives was their service in the diplomatic corps in Afghanistan, where Judson worked in the U.S. Embassy. Betty excelled at many interests such as bridge, sewing, business and the study of the Southwest. She took classes at UNM relating to New Mexico and participated in the Albuquerque Old Glass Club, Pan American Round Table Number One of Albuquerque, New Mexico Historical Society, and bridge clubs. Betty and Judson made a wonderful adventure of extensively remodeling an historic Albuquerque adobe. Betty loved her home. It was there that she passed away Sunday, January 20, 2002. Services will be held Friday, January 25, 2002, at 3:00 p.m., at the Committal Shelter at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Bettys memory to either the Salvation Army, 4301 Bryn Mawr NE, 87107 or to the Albuquerque Zoo, 903 10th Street SW, 87102. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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Montoya -- Richard "Ricardo" Montoya, 82, a resident of Albuquerque, NM since 1963, died at home, Saturday, January 19, 2002. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Alicia M. Montoya; and also by son, Ricardo D. Montoya; daughters, Margaret E. Montoya and husband, Charles Boyer and Mary Ellen Fresquez and husband, John Hertz of Gilbert, AZ; daughter-in-law, Angie Montoya; seven grandchildren, Stephanie Fresquez, Greg A. Fresquez and wife, Lissa, Vanessa Nestelroad and husband, Brad, Alicia Ambroso and husband, Curt, Roberto Montoya and wife, Patricia, Diana Montoya-Boyer and Alejandra Montoya-Boyer; four great-grandchildren, Samantha Fresquez, Jack Fresquez, Liam Nestelroad and Mireya Montoya; from California; sisters, Priscilla Tafoya and husband, Raymond, and Lillian Varela and husband, Frank; brothers, Felix Montoya, Jr. and Bennie Montoya; sister-in-law, Ester Montoya; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; one sister; and his first wife, Virginia Alarid Montoya. Mr. Montoya was a Master Sergeant in WWII, serving in the Aleutian Islands in AK and in Europe. Mr. Montoya graduated from Highlands University and did Masters Degree work at USC and Our Lady of the Lake College in San Antonio, TX. He worked as a social worker for Catholic Charities and the State of NM for more than 25 years. He was an active member in the Catholic Church and in many civic and religious organizations, such as United Way, Los Trabajadores de la Raza and the Knights of Columbus. Mr. Montoya had an enduring commitment to education. He was the first in his family to graduate from college, providing an example for his children and grandchildren, all of whom followed in his footsteps. It was his wonderful sense of humor and deep faith in God that enabled us to enjoy his final years as he battled Alzheimer's Disease. Rosary and Celebration of Life will be recited Friday, January 25, 2002, 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, Lomas and Tennessee. Mass will be celebrated Saturday, January 26, 2002, 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church with Father Luis Jaramillo, Celebrant. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to educational services at Catholic Charities of Central NM, 1410 Coal Ave. SE, 87104.
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Nolan -- Edward J. Nolan, age 78, a resident of Albuquerque, died January 20, 2002 in a local nursing home following a long illness. He is preceded in death by his son, John Francis; and his daughter, Lily. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Alice Catherine. His surviving children include Nora and her husband, Paul Friedl, Edward Nolan and his wife, Eileen, Vincent Nolan and his wife, Connie, Jeanne and her husband, Dan Henderson, daughter-in-law, Debbie Nolan; Katie and her husband, Dennis Fuhs, Tom Nolan and his wife, Sue, Mark Nolan, Bill Nolan, Joe Nolan and his wife, Barbara, Peggy and her husband, Mike Gurule, son-in-law, John Souza, Mary Nolan and Chris Nolan; many grandchildren; and great-grandchildren also survive him. In addition, he is survived by his sister, Joan Lawless; brothers, Bob and Tom Nolan and their families. He was born in New York City, was an aviation radioman in the Navy during WWII, a graduate of Saint Francis College in Brooklyn, New York and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He and his family moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1969. He was a real estate and insurance salesman. Following cremation, a private Memorial Service was held at Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM. Contributions may be made to the Manor Care Heights Nursing Home, 2216 Lester Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87112. Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors handled the arrangements.
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Owen -- Tafton Conway "T.C." Owen, 87, a resident of Albuquerque since 1977, died Monday, January 21, 2002. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Laneive Owen of Albuquerque; daughters, Shari Seamen and husband, Johann F. of Belen, NM and Susan Reese of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Susan Lund and husband, Karl of New Castle, WY, C. Shane Reese and wife, Wendy of American Fork, UT, Hans Seamen and wife, Laura of Belen, NM, Shelby Soto and husband, Marc of Las Cruces, NM, and Emylie Seamen of Salt Lake City, UT; five great-grandchildren, Alex Soto, Madison Reese, Hannah Seamen, Brittany Reese, and Sydney Seamen; sister, Thelma Jorgenson of Logan, UT; sisters-in-law, Cleo Duncan of Canyon, TX and Dorothy Adams of Skellytown, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews. T.C. was born and raised on a farm in Preston, ID. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Denmark. He met his wife, Laneive Phillips in Paonia, CO and they were married on October 12, 1940. During WWII, he helped work on the Panama Canal. He returned to Texas and lived in Pampa and Amarillo where he worked in the lumber industry. During this time, he served as the last Branch President and First Bishop of the LDS Church in Amarillo. They moved to Albuquerque in 1977 to be near their family and retired there. At age 72, he and his wife built a cabin in their paradise near Crested Butte, CO where they spent every summer with their family. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Manzano Ward. Dad was loved and will be missed by all who knew him. Services will be held Thursday, January 24, 2002, 10:00 a.m., at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Manzano Ward, 12701 Indian School Rd. NE, with Bishop Al Alvidrez, conducting. Interment will take place Friday, January 25, 2002, 3:00 p.m. at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Paonia, CO. Friends may visit the Relief Society Room, one hour prior to service. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
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Padilla -- Nathan Padilla, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died Sunday, January 20, 2002. He is survived by his parents, Anthony and Victoria Padilla; sister, Sabrina; maternal grandmother, Connie Hermosillo, all of Albuquerque; maternal grandfather, Nicholas Hermosillo of Kansas; paternal grandparents, Dolores and Erminio Padilla of Albuquerque; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, 10:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 1860 Griegos NW, with Father Joe Vigil, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Pallbearers will be Erminio Padilla and Nicholas Hermosillo. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Perkins -- Dilema (Dee) Mae Perkins passed away on January 19, 2002 at the age of 74 at her home from a lengthy illness. She was born March 12, 1927 in Willisville, IL to the late Vallee and Amy Vancil. Dee was preceded in death by her first husband, George Milligan of 27 years in 1972; and her second husband, Leroy E. Perkins of 18 years in 1992. Dee is survived by two sons, Dennis Milligan and wife, Patricia of Albuquerque and Dean Milligan and wife Cheryl of Santa Fe; a stepson, Leroy (Perky) Perkins, Jr. and wife Gail of Shasta Lake, CA; three grandchildren, Gary, Patrick and Jennifer; two sisters, Virginia Mesek and husband Fred of Escondido, CA and Dixie Lively and husband, Terry of Granite City, IL; a brother, Max Vancil and wife Helen of Ripon, WI; and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Perkins worked in Labor and Delivery at Presbyterian Hospital for several years. She was in the first graduating class of Presbyterian Hospitals LPN School of Nursing in August 1961. Known as Millie to her patients, she worked for Dr. Jack Dettweiler as his office nurse until her retirement in 1975. She was an avid golfer at the Albuquerque Country Club and a member of the Sun County Amateur Golf Association. Dee was a member of the Ladies Elks Lodge #461. Dee was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She also enjoyed playing bridge. Dee was a person who enjoyed life to the fullest and she had many friends who will surely miss her jovial spirit. Services will be held, Thursday, 10:00 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church, 314 Lead SW. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Pallbearers will be Gary Milligan and Patrick Milligan. Honorary pallbearer will be Jennifer Milligan. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimers Association, 8100 Mountain Road NE, Suite 102, 87110, the First United Methodist Church, 314 Lead SW, 87102 or to Delta Hospice, 3600 Menaul NE, 87110. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Roberts -- David Anthony Roberts, age 66, beloved father of Kristina Roberts Faller of Fairport, NY and Kathleen Mary Roberts of Brooklyn, NY passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2002 in Albuquerque where he had been living for the past few years. He was born in Utica, NY on December 12, 1935, the oldest son of Owen A. and Sarah Docksteder Roberts. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Wesleyan University and Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut. Over the years, Mr. Roberts taught English Literature and Modern Drama at Utica College, SUNY Oswego, the University of Hartford, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Russell Sage College. During the 1960's and 70's, he was active in local theater, bringing artist together for mixed media productions at the Kirkland Art Center and other venues. Throughout his life, he was a passionate supporter of the individual and the individual imagination. He is survived by his two daughters, Kristina Suzanne and Kathleen Mary; his sister, and her husband, Sally Ann and Thomas Flannery of Albany; his brother and sister-in-law, Stewart Allen and Jane A. Roberts; nephews, Matthew and Vincent Amico and Stewart Wicks Roberts; nieces, Kimberly Roberts and Mary Beth Geglia; by many old friends in the Utica and Hartford, CT area; and by all those who were touched by his life. A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. at Surridge & Roberts Funeral Home, 470 French Rd., Utica, NY 13502, phone 315-732-1039. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in David Roberts' memory to the Owen A. Roberts Fund at Utica College.
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Robertson -- Katherine S. Robertson, 66, passed away on January 16, 2002 while vacationing in London, England. She was the owner of Pro-Mark Management Inc. and had been in the real estate rental business for 24 years. She was born in Ohio, lived in London as a teenager, and has lived in Albuquerque since 1957. She was a passionate golfer, avid bridge player and a great cook. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Edward (L) Jim Robertson; her sons, Robert Sargent, Scott Sargent; and her daughter, Kim Bailey; her daughter-in-laws, Melissa Sargent and Alicia Sullivan. She was blessed with seven grandchildren, Skyler Sargent, Colton Sargent, Stephan Sargent, Brittney Shea Sargent, Christopher Sargent, Joseph Shipman, and Brittney Bailey. Her husband, Jim will miss her forever. Services will be Thursday, January 24, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at Eastgate Church, 12120 Copper NE.
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Rogers -- Mary M. Rogers, 70, died Monday, January 21, 2002. She is survived by her husband, S. Clay Rogers of Pacific Palisades, CA, Las Vegas, NV and Albuquerque, NM; and his children, son, Samuel Clay Rogers, Jr., and wife, Beverly, of Albuquerque; daughters, Barbara C. Tune of Orlando, FL, Tracy M. Holt, and husband, Barry, of Albuquerque, NM; grandchildren, Lisa Rogers, Harrison and Montgomery Tune and Marguerite Shannon Briggs; sister, Kathy Carman of Birmingham, MI and brother, Warren"Corky" Hodges of Cheyenne, WY. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Marguerite. Services will be held Thursday, January 24, 2002, 1:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE with Pastor Rick Donaho officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery.
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Romero -- Oblester Acacio Romero, 65 a resident of Abuquerque, passed away on January 22, 2002. He is survived by his wife, Mae Gallegos Romero; nine children, Andrew Romero and wife, Lucy, Luella DeLara and husband, Manuel, Ernestine Treadwell and husband, Mark, Ezequiel Romero and wife, Debby and Matthew, Ross, Elizabeth, David and Jeff Romero; 17 grandchildren, Vanessa, Jessica, Nathan, Stephanie, Lori Ann, Amanda, Isaac, Zachary and Gabriel Romero, Roxanne and Rachael Pixley, Falicia DeLara, Lucas and Sean Sullivan, Katherine, Brittany and Jocelyn Treadwell; sisters, Carmen Baca and Maria Palma; brothers, Margarito, Carlos, Alfredo and Jose Romero; he is also survived by his many nephews, nieces and Godchildren. Oblester was preceded in death by his parents, Miguel and Camila Romero; two sisters, Marcella and Grace Baca and 1 brother, Bennie Romero. Oblester was honorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force and worked as an RN and retired from the VA Hospital. He graduated from the University of Albuquerque with a nursing degree. Rosary will be recited on Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (3 blocks North of Paseo Del Norte.) Mass of Christian burial will be Thursday, January 24, 2002 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Joseph on the Rio Grande Catholic Church, 5901 St. Joseph Dr. NW. Burial to follow at Sandia Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be his sons, Matthew, Andrew, Ross, Ezequiel, David and Jeff Romero. French Mortuary Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW.
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Rowe -- Clarence Mondell Rowe, 76, a former resident of Placitas, died Friday, January 18, 2002, at his home in Ukiah, California. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Myrtle Florence Rowe; daughter, Linda Kathlene Jones; sons, Steven Clarence Rowe and David Mondell Rowe; sister, Marna McWort; brothers, Hadley Rowe and Glen Rowe; grandchildren, Jeremy, Jessie, Johnathan, Helen and Mike; and one great-grandchild. He was retired from the Department of Defense DASA and was instrumental with the Tramway in Albuquerque. During his service in the U.S. Navy, he served aboard the USS Colorado for three years during WWII. He received an accommodation from Governor David Cargo of NM for his service to the U.S. Government. Clarence was a professional race horseman and was a 20-year member of the Professional Race Horseman, a New Mexico Horsemans Association. He was also a 32nd Degree Mason. He will be remembered for his hobby of raising racehorses, and his unsurpassed ability to hunt and fish. Graveside services will be held Saturday, 2:00 p.m., at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE, with Rev. Fred Dorisse officiating. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Salsberry -- Gloria Padilla-Salsberry "Chica", an Albuquerque resident, passed away on January 19, 2002. She was born July 10, 1949. Gloria leaves two daughters, Carmen McLaughlin and her family, husband, Robert, and granddaughter, Jade; and Jacolyn Suzette Sanchez all of Albuquerque; partner, Donald Smith of Maxwell, NM; Father to Jackie and Carmen, Orlando Sanchez of Santa Fe; mother, Sofia Garcia of Springer, NM; brother, Benjamin"Ben" Padilla and his family, wife, Verenise, Ben Jr., Sofia, Milagro and Carinio all of Albuquerque; sister, Dolores Padilla and family, Melissa, Isaac, Angel and Taona and family, husband, Rick, and children, Melissa and Andrew Enriquez all of Albuquerque; sister, Rita Garcia and family, Robert, Steven and Stephanie Vigil of Las Vegas; brother, Augustine"Andy" Garcia and family, Shauna, Aaron and Andrew Garcia of Springer, NM; sister, Elizabeth Garcia and family, Tony and Angelo Arellano, Evelyn Nguyen, Angelo Jr. and Alexis Arellano of Springer, NM; sister, Christine Garcia and family, Alexia Garcia, Matthew Spencer of Springer, NM; sister, Martha Garcia of Springer; sister, Carla Garcia and family, James Esquibel, Marcus and Jamison Garcia of Springer; and sister, Micah Garcia of Springer. Gloria was preceded in death by her father, Joe B. Padilla; and stepfather, Crestino Garcia. Services will be held on January 23, 2002, 3:30 p.m. at Wagonmound High School Gym, in Wagonmound, NM, E. F. Culley or R. Barela officiating.
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Secor -- Harvey E. Secor Sr. 79, a resident of Rio Rancho passed away on January 20, 2002. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Hazel Secor of the family home; one daughter, Dawn Jaramillo of Midland, TX; two sons, Jack Secor and wife, Lucy of Colorado Springs, CO and Harvey Secor Jr. and wife, Kathy Franchini of Albuquerque; five grandchildren, Mario, Joshua, Devin, Allie and Giovanna. Harvey served in the U.S. Army and was a WWII Veteran. He graduated from Colorado College and attended graduate school at the University of Michigan. Harvey was a member of St. Frances Episcopal Church in Rio Rancho. He owned and operated The Rug Dr. Distributorship for New Mexico since 1979. Harvey was a former assistant Boy Scout Master, he enjoyed hunting, the love of his grandchildren and his family. Service will be held Friday, January 25, 2002 at 3:30 p.m. at French Mortuary Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (three blocks North of Paseo Del Norte) with The Reverend Leonard Lewis officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.
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Slocum -- Genevieve E Slocum, 93 years of age, a resident of Manor Care Health Center in Albuquerque passed away January 16, 2002, where she had resided for one year and ten and a half months so that she could be closer to her family. She was born on April 2, 1908 in Beaman, Iowa and grew up in that farming community. Genevieve, after high school, went on to College to become a certified schoolteacher, than taught in Marshalltown, Iowa for a few years. She married Rily A. Slocum in 1930 and became a farm wife in Iowa, where she was active in 4H, and became a leader for several years. She was an owner of a Restaurant, than became an executive housekeeper for several years. She managed several motels/restaurants then was hired by Travelodge Corporation as a traveling Manager. After retiring, she and her husband and family moved to Arkansas in 1976 where she once again started quilting with a church group in Johnson County. She enjoyed dancing and playing cards with her friends, she also did needle point crafts. To relax, she would sit in the sun and read one of her many books that she collected. Her husband preceded her in death in 1981. Surviving her is a sister, Betty Liegl of Central City, Iowa; daughter, Marlys Suiter of Albuquerque, NM. Her grandson's are Douglas Chester of Dundee, Iowa and AM1 Rily Suiter USN of Jacksonville, FL. Her Cremation was held on January 18, 2002 at 4:00 p.m., there was a Memorial Service held at Manor Care Health Center at 11:00 a.m. Sunday, where her family and other friends could attend. The family plans a burial service in Iowa this summer where she will be placed next to her husband's resting place. A memorial gift can be given in her name to Camp Courage in Monticello, Iowa.
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Swick -- Merritt H. Swick, Jr. passed away on Friday, January 18, 2002 in Albuquerque, NM. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2002 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 7807 Edith NE, Albuquerque at 5:30 p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to Metropolitan Direct Burial and Cremation Center, Inc. 729 San Mateo Blvd. NE Albuquerque 256-9400. www.AlbuquerqueNM.com
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Tafoya -- Petra Tafoya, age 99, beloved and devoted grandmother and friend was welcomed into the arms to the Lord our Savior, Tuesday, January 22, 2002, while surrounded by her loving family. Petra was born in El Paso, TX and was a resident of Los Lunas, NM; she was a parishioner of San Clamente Catholic Church, her devotion to her faith was participating in the Posadas during the Christmas Season. For years she worked for the Los Lunas Schools and Village of Los Lunas and was very active as a foster grandparent at the Los Lunas Hospital and Training School; Petra was well known by many as"La Cucharita". A women with a big heart who loved helping people and sharing her talents with everyone also enjoyed participating in the Senior Citizens Senior Olympics, bingo, working on her puzzles, crocheting, singing, and dancing. Grandma, you will be greatly missed by all of us. Petra was preceded in death by her husband, Conrado Tafoya; her daughter, Estefana Tabora; and son-in-law, Dimas Tabora. She is survived by her seven loving granddaughters, Anna Mendez, Rebecca Canotal and husband, Noe, Sandra Tabora, Polly Castillo and husband, Jimmy, Valerie Gurule and husband, Tommy, Renee Tabora and Norman Velasco, Lucinda Rael and husband, Ernest; 17 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. A Rosary will be recited Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Peralta, NM. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. also at the church, with the Reverend Albert Gallegos as Celebrant. Interment will follow at San Clamente Cemetery in Los Lunas, NM. Casket bearers will be Lawrence Castillo, Rod Collins, Daniel Tabora, Anthony Gutierrez, Jerome Castillo, and Jacob Rael. Honorary bearers will be Tommy Gurule, Norman Velasco, and Chris Canotal. At the family's request, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family. Funeral Services are entrusted to Alameda Mortuary, 9420 4th Street NW, 898-3160.
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Trone -- Harriet Ann Trone, 59, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2002, after a long courageous battle with Leukemia. She was born in Denver, CO, February 16, 1942 to Stella and Harry Jessing. Harriet attended Durango High School in Durango, CO where she met, Donald, her future husband, at The Malt Shop where she worked in her junior year. After graduating, she and Don married July 2, 1960 and moved to New Mexico in 1964. Besides her husband of 41 years, the great loves of her life were her three children, Bob, Donna and Charlotte. Harriet was a marvelous homemaker who was known for her Italian cooking. She enjoyed her gardens and was an avid swimmer at Los Altos Pool. Harriet loved having breakfast with all of her swim friends. One of her greatest pleasures was spending time with family and friends and she was a mother figure and mentor to many. She had volunteered for Hospice where she helped many people transition over peacefully. In addition to her husband and her children, Harriet is survived by her brothers, George Whitworth and Richard Jessing, his wife, Ruth of Denver, CO and many beloved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and special friend, Carrie Bailey. Her husband and children extend their heartfelt appreciation to all involved with Harriet's care including the staff at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and Hematology-Oncology Associates in Albuquerque, and all those who called, sent letters, cards, gifts and prayers of love. Rosary will be recited Thursday, January 24, 2002, at 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, with Deacon Frank See reciting. Mass will be celebrated Friday, January 25, 2002, at 10:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 4020 Lomas NE, with Father Francis Malley, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Thursday, January 24, 2002, 4:00 p.m. until time of Rosary. Harriet remains a shining light to all that knew her and will be forever missed.
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Vigil -- The family of Bernardo J. Vigil 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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Wagoner -- Buddy D. Wagoner was born near Lance Creek, Wyoming on January 13, 1936 to Roy and Laura Wagoner. He died suddenly Sunday, January 20, 2002. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; son, Derrek from Sun Valley, AZ and Ilene, their five children, Bryce, Nevada, Rietta, Elaina and Buddy Reese; a daughter, Teri from Albuquerque; son, Choc from Albuquerque and Sandy, their four children, Cody, Tyler, Mandy and Garrett; and daughter, Sheri Willcox from Milan and Claude, their two daughters, Dakota and Kacy. He is also survived by his brothers, Don and Rodney Wagoner; and sister, Arly Mack; and numerous nieces and nephews. Buddy graduated from high school in Douglas, Wyoming where he was active in sports. He served in the United States Army from 1956 to 1958 where he received an honorable discharge. He and Carolyn Keeler, a teacher from Lewis, CO were married in August of 1958 and moved to Las Vegas, NM where he began careers in the livestock marketing business and ranching. In 1965, he founded Valley Livestock Auciton and in 1967 built a new, large facility in Albuquerque. In 1984, he purchased a livestock auction in Sun Valley, AZ and in 1986, built a livestock auction in Milan, NM where they moved in 1999. Buddy was an active 4-H leader for 15 years, president of the NM High School Rodeo Association, the PTA, and president of the Livestock Marketing Association for several years. He loved his life, family grandchildren and friends and will be greatly missed by all. Memorial Services will be Thursday, January 24, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at the Valley Livestock Auction, 7715 Broadway SE, in Albuquerque. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the NM Boys and Girls Ranch at 6209 Hendrix, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 in memory of Buddy Wagoner would be appreciated.
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Ward -- Adelina (Lena) Chacon, 91, passed away peacefully Sunday, January 20, 2002 surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her nephew, Jaime I. Chacon; niece, Yvonne Pitts; grandnieces, Jolene Peralta and husband Jerry, Michele Akers and Robin Pitts; grandnephew, Jimmy Chacon and wife Lori; great-nieces and nephews, Monique and Jeremy Peralta, Casey and Cody Chacon, Alexis and Shane Akers; cousins, Rose Marie Parker and husband, Matthew, Cathy Haley, Fred Garcia and Frances Garcia; and many other loving family and friends. She was born October 23, 1910 to Ireneo Eduardo Chacon and Maria de la Soledad Chavez, who was the first woman acting Governor in the United States. Lena was married to David Ward on October 29, 1938, which all three have preceded her in death including her brother, Santiago (Jim) Chacon. Lena attended and graduated from the University of New Mexico. She taught school in Albuquerque for six years. She went into the loan business in Albuquerque for ten years and then moved to Chicago, IL and worked for Montgomery Wards for seven years. She went to work for the NM State Bureau of Revenue in 1961 where she retired at the age of 60. Rosary will be recited Friday, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE. Mass will be celebrated Saturday, 1:00 p.m., at San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church, 2005 Plaza NW, Old Town. Cremation will take place after the service and a private burial will take place at a later date. Pallbearers will be Jaime I. Chacon, Jimmy Chacon, Jeremy Peralta, Fred Garcia, Teddy Chacon and Matthew Parker. Our family would like to thank the staff at Anna Kaseman Hospice Unit for all their loving and compassionate care given to Lena. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Presbyterian Kaseman Hospice Inpatient Unit, P.O. Box 26666, 87125. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Weishaupt -- Richard Krafft Weishaupt passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2001, in Phoenix, AZ. He was born in Columbus, OH on April 15, 1931. He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Danny; and his parents, Joseph M. and Chlio L. Weishaupt. Dick attended schools in Washington Court House and Lancaster, OH graduated from Albuquerque High School and attended the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. He was a member of the Phoenix Board of Realtors. Dick is survived by his wife, Wanda; and step-daughters, Teresa Marshall of Loudon, TN and Kimberly Yarosh of Harriman, TN and their children, Jamie, Ashley, Adam, and Kirsten. He is also survived by his brother, Joseph M. Weishaupt, Jr. and wife, Georgia of Santa Fe, NM; and his sister, Louise Weishaupt of Albuquerque; nephew, Michael Weishaupt and wife, Sandra of Albuquerque; niece, Tracy Ann Weishaupt Hyde and husband, Edwin of Santa Fe; nephew, James Christian of Mission Viejo, CA; grandnieces and nephews, Jessica, Matthew, Andrew and Michael Hyde of Santa Fe, Heather Christian of San Diego, CA and Kyle Christian of Mountain View, CA, Troy Cucchiara and wife, Sherry of Santa Fe, David Cucchiara and wife, Gina of Brighton, IA; great-grandnieces and nephew, Oriah, Kieghla, Elianna and Demetrial Cucchiara and many Krafft, McConnaughey and Murphy cousins in Ohio. Cremation took place. Funeral Services were conducted on Wednesday, December 5, 2001 by Phoenix Memorial Mortuary. Donations in Dick's memory can be made to RTA Hospice, 1102 East McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85006.
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Young -- Earl Charles Young, age 80, died Monday, January 21, 2002. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 47 years, Ruth Anna Young. He is survived by his children, Tom Young of Albuquerque, David Young and wife, Glendora of Belen, Karen Metelits and husband, Irv of Albuquerque, Jackie Thompson and husband, Gary of Los Alamos, Bonny Nead and husband, Ken of Rio Rancho; and by 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Earl was born in Herrington, Kansas on July 13, 1921, but was raised with his 12 brothers and sisters in Albuquerque. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was present at the Battle of Midway. He was a painter by trade, an artist by heart, and a lover of people by nature. His enthusiasm and out-spoken personality made him a one-of-a-kind man, yet it is these characteristics that will cause him to be greatly missed. The family would like to express their appreciation for the exemplary care given to our father by the compassionate staff of Manor Care Sandia and the employees and volunteers of Vista Care Hospice. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 25, 2002 at Chapel of Sandia, 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE. with Pastor Patricia Walker officiating. Interment will follow at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM. Sandia Funeral Care, 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE, 821-0010.
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