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Adinolfi -- Louis Adinolfi, 62, a resident of Albuquerque since 1976, died Tuesday, January 22, 2002. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Theresa Adinolfi of Albuquerque; son, Michael Adinolfi and wife, Gina of Albuquerque; daughter, Luann Cartigiano and husband, Greg of Staten Island, NY; sons, Pat Kenney and Robert Kenney, both of Albuquerque; and grandchildren, Brianna Adinolfi, Amanda Cartigiano and Kevin Cartigiano. He was preceded in death by his son, John Adinolfi; and parents, Rocco and Lucy Adinolfi. Mr. Adinolfi served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the American Legion Post #49. Services will be held Friday, January 25, 2002, at 9:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Interment will follow at 11:00 a.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Thursday, January 24, 2002, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The family would like to thank the staff and many friends at the Veterans Administration Renal Dialysis Unit for their great care and support. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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Besser -- Mary Besser, 90, of Kansas City, MO passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2002 in Gladstone, MO. Mrs. Besser was born November 9, 1911 in Kansas City, MO. She lived in Albuquerque for 40 years from 1950-1990 where she owned a fabric store. She returned to Kansas City six years ago. The Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 24, 2002 at St. Gabriel Parish, burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Kansas City. Contributions are suggested to St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 4737 N. Cleveland, Kansas City, MO 64117. (Arrangements by McGilley Antioch Chapel of Kansas City, MO, 816-453-7700.
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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 January 16, 2002.
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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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Dunfield -- Friede Maureen Dunfield of Qualicum Beach, BC, passed away on January 21, 2002 at the age of 73 years. She is survived by two sons, Allan (Debbie) of Qualicum Beach, BC, and Peter of Fort McMurray, AB; one daughter, Jennifer (Kevin) Connolly of Danville, Calif.; six grandchildren; and one brother, Boyd (Camille) Kelly of Victoria, BC. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at Yates Funeral Service & Crematorium, 1343 Alberni Hwy., Parksville, BC with Reverend Deborah van der Goes officiating. If one so wishes, donations may be made to Hepatitis C Society, 3050 Confederation Parkway, Unit #301B, Mississauga, ON L5B 3Z6 E-mail condolences to the family may be sent to yatesfuneral@shaw.ca Yates Funeral Service & Crematorium (1-877-264-3848) in care of arrangements.
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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 they lived 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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Espalin -- Joe Espalin passed away on Monday, January 21, 2002 in Albuquerque. He is survived by his son, Rick Espalin of Albuquerque; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Priscilla Quintana and husband, Alonzo of Cerro, NM and Helen Stevens of Alameda, NM; one brother, Robert Espalin and wife, Dolores of Alameda, NM; caregiver, Debbie Baca and husband, Richard of Cerro, NM; and numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing and Rosary will be held on Friday, January 25, 2002 at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Church, 9502 4th St. NW, Albuquerque, NM at 9:30 a.m. Mass to follow at 10:00 a.m. with burial following at San Carlos Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Phil Duran, John Espalin, Jared Huling, Mark Selph, Robert Duran, Michael Banuelos and Frank Gallegos. Honorable Pallbearers will be John Duran and Richard Baca. 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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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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Francis -- Thomas A. Francis was carried to his heavenly father on angel's wings on Wednesday, January 23, 2002. Survivors are his fiancee, Cheryl Darden; and son, Eric; brothers and sisters, Michael, Amy, Patti, Dickie, Ray, Marsha, John, Rose, JJ, and Robin; mother, Dorothea Francis; father, Ray Freeman and his wife, Millie. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 26, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. at Los Altos Nazarene Church, 215 Erbbe, NE., Albuquerque, NM. Arrangements are being handled by Direct Cremation and Burial Services, Albuquerque, NM.
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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. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday, January 24, 2002, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph on the Rio Grande Catholic Church, 5901 St. Joseph Dr. NW, 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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Griego -- Tony Griego, 62, died Saturday, January 19, 2002. Prayer Vigil and Mass will be in St. Alice Catholic Church in Mountainair, NM. Prayer Vigil with Rosary will be at 7:00 p.m. Friday, January 25, 2002. Mass will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 26, 2002. Burial will be in the Mountainair Cemetery. Tony was born July 27, 1939 in Punta De Agua, NM to Fabian and Eufelia Griego. He was in law enforcement for over 20 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carmen; and his son, Anthony. Survivors include three daughters, Evelyn Griego, Loretta Burton and Barbara Alvarado; two grandsons; one granddaughter; and one great-granddaughter.
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Guelfi -- The Family of Emily Barncastle Guelfi wishes to express their sincere appreciation to all family and friends for the support and kind expressions of sympathy received during our time of loss. Thank you so much. Strong-Thorne Mortuary was in charge of his arrangements.
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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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Gutierrez -- Mr. Paul Gutierrez, a 23 year resident of Albuquerque, died on Monday at the age of 54. Paul is preceded in death by his mother, D. Martha Gutierrez; and his brother, Adolfo Gutierrez. He is survived by his wife, Carmen; his father, Moises; his sons, Paul Jr. and wife, Cynthia, Richard and wife, Bianca; his daughter, Deanna; his brothers, Steve and wife, Candy, Benny, Joseph, Nathen, Epi Atencio, and wife, Hilda; his sisters, Susie Sanchez, Gloria Tafoya and husband, Melvin, Laverne Saavedra and husband, Gil; six grandchildren, Anthony, Christina, Angel, Pauline, Serena, and Janessa. A Rosary will be recited on Thursday, January 24, 2002 at 7 p.m. at Salazar & Sons Chapel. The following night a Rosary will be recited on Friday at 7 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Cuba, NM. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church on Saturday at 11 a.m. Inurnment will follow at Cuba Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Paul Gutierrez Jr., Richard Gutierrez, Anthony Gutierrez, Ray Carabajal, Norman Maestas, Timothy Tafoya, Max Sanchez Jr., Lawrence Carabajal, and Mike Velasquez. Arrangements by Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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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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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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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 1930s 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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Marcus -- Stanley Marcus. The Board of Directors and staff of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum are deeply saddened by the passing of Stanley Marcus, one of the Museum's first board members. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to his wife, Linda, who is currently a member of our board, and to his family. Stanley's generous support, leadership, enthusiasm, friendship and keen artistic judgment were instrumental in the Museum's inception and success. We shall miss him greatly.
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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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Miller -- Jo Evans Miller, 63, a resident of Tijeras for 10 years, died Tuesday, December 25, 2001. She is survived by her son, William Miller and wife, Crystal of Las Vegas, NV; daughters, Laura Miller of Ridgecrest, CA, Diane Miller of Riverside, CA, and Bethany Miller of Las Vegas, NV; aunts, Margaret Jones and husband, Wayne of Arlington, TX, and Ruth Opperman of Wichita, KS. She is also survived by a number of show beagles. Ms. Miller was actively involved with Duke City Bridge Club. She was a Silver Life Master of duplicate bridge. Ms. Miller owned Yrissari Beagles where she was involved in breeding and showing beagles. She was a computer scientist and a retired Branch Head at Naval Weapons Center, China Lake, CA. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, January 26, 2002, 4:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. Ennichement will take place at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE.
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Montoya -- Richard "Ricardo" Montoya, 82, a resident of Albuquerque, NM since 1963, died at home, Saturday, January 19, 2002. 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.
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Mora -- Mr. Steve Mora of Albuquerque died Wednesday morning at the age of 45. Mr. Mora is survived by his wife, Yvonne; his parents, Bessie and Salome; his two daughters; Melissa, Denise; his brother, Freddy; his sisters, Ferminia, Cathy Gonzales and husband, Joe; many nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Funeral Services for Mr. Mora will be at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church on Friday, January 25, 2002 where a Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. A Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. A Rosary will be recited Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Pallbearers are Joe Gonzales Jr., Joe Gonzales, Jerry Jaramillo, Albert Sena, and Luis Lira. Honorary Pallbearers are Dickie Garcia and Tony Mora. Arrangements by Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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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. 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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Piorkowski -- Haruko Piorkowski was born in Okinawa December 29, 1942 and passed away January 22, 2002 in Albuquerque. Services and viewing will be held at Albuquerque Bible Church, 320 Montano NW. (4th and Montano NW.) on Saturday, January 26, 2002. Viewing will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., with Funeral Services beginning at 11:00 a.m. Cremation will follow. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW. Albuquerque. 505-343-8008.
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Reyes -- ELOY REYES MEMORIAL SERVICE A Memorial Service will be held in honor of Eloy Reyes on Sunday, January 27, 2002 at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish for family and friends. The Services will take place at 3:00 p.m., St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church is located at 1502 Sara Road SE. Rio Rancho, NM.
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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 one 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. 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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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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Tafoya -- Visitations for Ms. Petra Tafoya (La Cucharita) will be this evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Peralta, where a Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. also at the church. Interment will follow at San Clamente Cemetery in Los Lunas, NM. Funeral Services are entrusted to Alameda Mortuary, 9420 4th Street NW, 898-3160.
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Taylor -- Sandra Ann Taylor, 57, a resident of Rio Rancho and the Albuquerque area for 27 years, passed away on Monday, January 21, 2002. Sandra was born August 17, 1944 the daughter of James E. and Sally Esther Wolfgang Baldino in Moorestown, New Jersey. She had been the Conference/Travel Coordinator with the Albuquerque Academy. Sandra was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rio Rancho. Sandra is survived by her husband, Lynn E. Taylor of the family home, two children, James A. Yeager of Los Lunas, NM and Sherrie A. Cordova of Bernalillo, NM; and two grandchildren, Dakota James Yeager and Charles Dante Romero. The Visitation for Sandra will be today, Thursday, January 24, 2002 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary, Sara Rd. at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho. The Service will be on Friday, January 25, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Rio Rancho, 19th Ave. and Rio Rancho Blvd., with Pastor Si Budager officiating. Cremation will follow. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary, Rio Rancho, 892-9920.
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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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Trujillo -- 1910-2002. Enriques Trujillo Sr., 91, a resident of Casa Colorada, peacefully passed away at his home after a lengthy illness, surrounded by his loving family on January 22, 2002. He was preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Louisa Trujillo; two sons; one daughter; and six brothers. Mr. Trujillo is survived by his loving wife, Juanita; his son, Johnny Trujillo and wife, Frances of Casa Colorada; his daughters, Sofie Baca and her husband, Tony of Belen, Mary Leyba and husband, Bennie of Santa Fe, Perfie Chavez and husband, Ray of Barstow, California, Linda Moya and husband, Chester of Pecos; his daughter-in-law, Carmen Trujillo and her family; his brothers, Herman Trujillo and wife, Drucila of Bosque, Willie Trujillo and wife, Florinda of Barstow, California; 29 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. A Rosary for Mr. Trujillo will be recited on Thursday evening January 24th at 7:00 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Casa Colorada, led by his granddaughter Audra. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday January 25, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. also at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Casa Colorada with Father Vincent Nicosia officiating. Burial will follow in the Casa Colorada Cemetery. His Urn Bearers will be his grandsons Steven Trujillo and Michael John Trujillo. Arrangements by Riverside Funeral Home in Belen.
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Vanvickle -- Glenith M. VanVickle, 80, a resident of Albuquerque since 1949, died Saturday, January 19, 2002. She is survived by her daughters, Kay Amendt and husband, Mike of Calhan, CO and Rita VanVickle of Albuquerque; son, Terry VanVickle of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Matt Amendt of Iowa, Travis James Amendt and Tye Weston Amendt, both of Colorado, and Shane Amendt of Iowa; and sister, Delores Wilson of Iowa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elden M. VanVickle in February 2001. Cremation has taken place and Memorial Services will be held Saturday, January 26, 2002, 6:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, with Pastor Rick Donaho officiating.
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Velasquez -- Margaret Velasquez, 83, a resident of Albuquerque passed away Monday, January 21, 2002. She is survived by her grandchildren, Vera Chavez and husband, Chris, Nick Brito and Jolynne Nieto, Richard Velasquez and wife, Margarita and Lorenzo Gallegos and Elizabeth Martinez; great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, Paul Ray, Natasha, Isaiah, Vincente, Markeith, Paul, Ray, Jr., Tina, Chris, Trinity, Veronica, Richard, Amanda and Lorenzo; sisters, Ologia Sanchez, Emalda Chavez, Elsie Barela, Genny Sarracino; and brother, Eli Sarracino. Memorial Rosary will be recited, Friday, January 25, 2002, 8:30 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 462 Atrisco, Dr. SW with Memorial Mass to follow at 9:00 a.m.
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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. with Deacon Jose Lucero reciting. 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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