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Bachicha -- David M. Bachicha, age 46, a resident of Tempe, AZ died Thursday February 21, 2002 in Tempe. David is survived by his mother Priscilla Bachicha of Albuquerque; his father William Bachicha and wife, Rose, of Sun City, AZ; three sisters, Pamela Bachicha, Valerie Vallejos, both of Albuquerque, Janet Al-Ramadhan and husband, Mohammed, of Kuwait; one brother Mark Bachicha and wife, Sandra, of Albuquerque. He is also survived by his aunts and uncles, Eppie Armijo and husband, Albert, Tom Bachicha and wife, Betty, Joe Bachicha and wife, Clara, Robert Bachicha and wife, Maria, and Joanna Reynolds and husband, Tony; and five nieces and two nephews. Viewing and visitation will be held Tuesday, February 26, 2002 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm with a rosary to follow at 7:00 pm in the Chapel of Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle Blvd NE. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at 10:00 am in the Chapel of Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors with Rev. Dan Sanchez officiating. Interment will follow in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery with Daniel Martinez, Chris Silva, John Silva, Mark Bachicha, Mark Bachicha Jr., and Joseph Bachicha serving as casket bearers. Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors are in charge of her arrangements.
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Baker -- Leslie F. Baker passed from this world to his final home on Sunday, February 24, 2002. Born on the Zugg Farm in Sabetha, Kansas on October 7, 1923, he was 78 years old. He died quickly and peacefully at the family home. He served in the army in World War II in the medical corp., where he attained the rank of lieutenant. Les was the founder of Baker Construction Co. in 1954, and was well known and respected within the commercial building community. He served twice as the president of the New Mexico Building Branch of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), and was a national representative to AGC, serving on several committees as delegate and chairman. Les was awarded AGCs highest honor, the SIR award for his Skill, Integrity and Responsibility. He also served selflessly for the State of New Mexico as chairman of the State Labor and Industrial Committee. Les was the youngest of eight children of Dora and Perley R. Baker, and grew up in southeast Colorado and northwest Kansas. He was survived by his wife of 34 years, Charlotte; children, Michael Baker and wife, Karen, Deborah McLaughlin and Alison Baker; sisters, Audrey Jones and husband, Ralph, Lois Johnston and Hazel Stormo and husband, Virgil; as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, all of whom enjoyed his quick wit and generous personality. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Debra Mauney; grandson, Rob Baker; three sisters; one stepsister; and one brother. People who knew Les would describe him as a good, honest, straightforward man with a wonderful sense of humor. A voracious reader, he enjoyed all types of novels, articles and nonfiction and was literate in many subjects. His whole family will miss him greatly. There's a piece of all of us thats missing now, but we are the better for our life and experiences with Les Baker. Services will be held, Wednesday, February 27, 2002, 2:00 p.m. at French Mortuary-Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Baker Morrow, Michael Adams, Timothy Dosch, John Adams, Gary Gibson and Eric Wabel. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Tuesday, February 26, 2002, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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Berry -- Priscilla C. Berry, 87, a resident of Albuquerque for 12 years and former resident of New Orleans, LA, loving aunt and friend, died Sunday, February 24, 2002. She is survived by her great-nephews, Raleigh Zellers, III and Ronald Zellers, both of Albuquerque; nephews, Gene Zellers and wife, Rosemarie of Albuquerque, Phillip Cordova of El Paso, TX, Daniel Cordova of Colorado and George Zellers of Dixon, NM; and niece, Elizabeth Wright of Las Vegas, NV. Priscilla was preceded in death by her sister, Beatriz Cooper and other sisters and brothers. Mrs. Berry was an executive secretary to U.S. Senators and U.S. Ambassadors, most recently in the Oil business; and she was a world traveler. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held Thursday, 2:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Menaul School, 301 Menaul NE, 87107. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Burns -- Roy P. (Pat) Burns, age 75, of Santa Fe passed away at home on February 23, 2002, following a lengthy illness. Mr. Burns was born in Nara Visa, New Mexico, on April 12, 1925. After completing his high school education at St. Joseph's Military Academy in Hayes, KS, he served in the United States Navy during World War II and later graduated from the University of New Mexico with a degree in civil engineering. He was employed by the New Mexico Highway Department and retired as the Operations Officer in 1983 after 33 years. He then opened a branch of Lochner Consulting Engineers of Chicago in Santa Fe and operated that office for 12 years while also operating a cattle ranch in Nara Visa until his death. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Melva French Burns; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Peggy Burns of Clovis, NM; daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and Robert Grann of Arlington, TX, and Linda and Kevin King of Corsicana, TX; grandchildren, Kevin and Ricky Burns, Calloway and wife, Tonya Clark, Ronnie and wife, Jodi Clark, Megan, Caitlin and R.P. Grann, and Brett, Christopher, and Savanah King; and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers John and wife, Betty Burns of Seattle, WA, and Robert and wife, Pat Burns of Nara Visa, NM ; sister, Virginia and husband, Joe Schwind of Amarillo, TX; sister-in-law, Betty F. Gambrel of Santa Fe; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will begin on Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at 4:00 p.m. where a Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. at Berardinelli Family Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at Santa Maria de la Paz Catholic Community. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a favorite charity. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, 1399 Luisa Street, 984-8600.
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Crider -- Linda S. Crider, 68, a resident of Estancia, died Monday, February 25, 2002. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Rev. Tommy G. Crider of Estancia; son, Daron Crider of Plano, TX; daughter, DeVonna Cummins and husband, Brett of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Conner and Makahla; mother, Bernice Bratcher of Mountainair; sisters, Peggy Riddle and husband J.B. of Oklahoma and Norma Dye and husband, Robert of Albuquerque; brother, Jack Bratcher and wife, Nona Faye of Mountainair; and numerous other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Marvin Bratcher; and stepfather, Ernest Mathews. Linda was a faithful wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church Mountainair. Mrs. Crider was a licensed minister and had served as the State Women's Ministries Director and also the State Director of Missions Day. Services will be held Thursday, February 28, 2002, at 1:00 p.m., at First Family Church, 4701 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, with Rev. Ken George officiating. Graveside services and interment will follow at Mountainair Cemetery. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Wednesday, February 27, 2002, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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Dolan -- Fran Dolan, 74, passed away peacefully at home Saturday February 23, 2002. She was born in Seward, Alaska on April 12, 1927. She moved to New Mexico in the 1940's. Fran is survived by her five daughters and their father, John Dolan, Gaylene McCartney of Maui, Jo Kelsey of Redondo Beach, Fawn Dolan, Debby Kruzic and Donna Fletcher all of Albuquerque, and their spouses, Fritz, Jim, Tom, Dale and Steve; her grandchildren, Maren, Ashley, Amber, David, Autumn, Sage, Johnny and Jamie; and her brother, Andy Anderson and his wife, Mertis of Washington. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at the San Ysidro Parrish in Corrales, NM. In lieu of flowers, please plant a living plant or tree in Fran's memory or make a donation to the Earthday Coalition of New Mexico or the New Mexico Forest Re-Leaf Foundation.
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Dowler -- Wretha Z. Douglass Dowler, 84, a resident of the Albuquerque area since 1938, died Saturday, February 23, 2002 at her home in Bosque Farms, NM. She is survived by her daughters, Pat Sasser and husband, Charles of Bosque Farms, and Karen Bryan and husband, Dan of Clayton, NM; son, Robert Douglas and wife, Shiela of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Wanda Sartain, of Phoenix, AZ, who was like a daughter to Wretha; sister, Bonnie Littlefield of Las Vegas, NV; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and many friends. Wretha was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert A. Douglass and Jay Dowler. Wretha was born in Grenville, NM on August 23, 1917. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, and friend and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Services will be held Tuesday, February 26, 2002, 11:00 a.m. at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd, NE with Jim Price officiating. Interment will follow at Sandia Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Paul Sasser, Danny Bryan, Damon Douglass, Brad Ethridge, Lawrence Abeyta, and Tom Cook. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
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Evans -- Linda Maureen Sheehan Evans, age 43, passed away February 23, 2002 following a courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband, Thomas Evans; parents, Mikie and Maurice Sheehan; half-brothers, Daniel and David Sheehan; her lifelong best friend, Mary Kay Gallegos; and many aunts and cousins. She graduated from Eldorado High School and received her M.B.A. from Redlands University. In 1978, she was the National DECA Student of the Year. She was very active in her church and inspired many people.
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Flemr -- James Flemr, 78, of Sibley, IA formerly of Chicago, IL and Albuquerque died Friday evening, February 22, 2002 at Sibley. Funeral Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sibley, IA with burial at Holman Township Cemetery. Walton-Roste Funeral Home of Sibley, IA. Mr. Flemr was a well-known pianist and musician in both cities and also worked as a cost accountant at W&W Steel in Albuquerque. Surviving are three sisters, Lorraine Cerveny and her husband, Robert, Laverne Sima, and Darlene Mazzio all from the Chicago area; and one brother, Rev. William Flemr and his wife, Susan of Sibley, IA. Also surviving are 13 nieces and nephews.
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Garcia -- Elisa B. Garcia went home to be with the Lord on February 25, 2002. She was born in Roswell, NM to the late Seferino Brionez and Dometilia Gonzales. Elisa was a lifetime member of the DAV, American Legion Post 49 and a member of Holy Child Catholic Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Lorenzo of 55 years. She is survived by her daughters, Yolanda Jean Garcia, Gloria Jean Garcia, Martha M. Romero and husband, Wayne and Julia Ann Garcia; sister, Mary Molina; brother, Bernardo Brionez; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Elisa will be deeply missed by her loving family. A Rosary will be recited on Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Garcia Mortuary. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at Holy Child Catholic Church in Carnuel, NM at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ruben F. Garcia, Ralph Brionez, Edward Brionez, Warren Garcia, Lorenzo Garcia and Johnny Vigil. Honorary Pallbearers will be Manuel Romero, Wayne Romero and Luis Perez. Services are in the care of Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222.
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Garcia -- Espiridion J. Garcia, 73, a lifetime resident of Albuquerque died Friday, February 22, 2002. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Virginia of the family home; children, Kathy M. Garcia, Dolores Tarango, Victor Garcia, Rosemary Garcia and Margaret Garcia; 10 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Garcia was a member of the catholic church. He retired from P.N.M. with 40 years of service. He will always be remembered for his love of gardening. Mr. Garcia's family was one of the original residents of the Atrisco Area, dating back to the 1800s. Rosary will be recited Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 562 Atrisco Dr., SW with Deacon Lorenzo Castillo, reciting. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church with Fr. Viera, Celebrant. Interment will follow at San Jose de Armijo Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Valente Garcia, Lorenzo Garcia, Samuel Garcia, Eziquel Garcia, Alberto Tarango, Gabriel Tarango and Fernando Tarango. French MortuaryWestside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd., NW.
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Garcia -- Valentina Donato Garcia, 71 passed away February 21, 2002. She is preceded in death by two sons, John Marquez and Raul Herrera; one granddaughter, Angelica Maria Herrera. She is survived by nine children, Manuel and Trudy Seniceros, Jose and Rosa Seniceros, Julian and Lupe Seniceros, Ramone Marquez, Rosa and Michael Padilla Yolanda and Steve Hernandez, Angel Guadalupe and Gloria Herrera. She is also survived by 28 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Arrangements to take place at Baca Mortuary in Las Cruces, NM.
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Golightly -- Jerran S. Golightly, 20, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, passed away, Saturday, February 23, 2002 suddenly. He is survived by his parents, Lyle and Joyce Golightly of Albuquerque; brother, Daniel Golightly of Albuquerque; grandparents, Jerry Stewart and wife, Carole of Albuquerque and Bill VanHoose and wife, Darlene of Bridgeport, TX; uncle, Ron Stewart of Albuquerque, aunts, Maxine Grossman and husband, Tom of Colorado Springs, CO and Annette Collett and husband, Rich of California. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Harley Golightly. Jerran was born March 14, 1981. He graduated from LaCueva High School in 1999 and worked at Crowne Plaza Hotel for four years. He attended the Art College in Albuquerque for computer animation. His passion was his music, art, family and friends. He was a wonderful son, brother, grandson, and friend. Everyone that knew him loved him and he always had a smile, no matter what. He had an open heart and mind for everyone and will be missed greatly by everyone. We love you and will miss you dearly. Services will be held Thursday, February 28, 2002, 11:00 a.m., at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Tijeras Ward, 12701 Indian School Rd. NE, with Bishop Gary DePriest, conducting. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Steve Madrid, John Paul Gutierrez, Tim Coughenhour, Adam Mortensen, Daniel Golightly, and Bryce Deremer. Honorary Pallbearers will be James Stewart, Adam Stewart, Carl Busby, Cole Busby, Cole Herman, and John Steinberg. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Wednesday, February 27, 2002, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, February 28, 2002 one hour prior to service in the Relief Society Room at the Tijeras Ward."We Love You, Jer".
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Herrera -- Tony Manuel Herrera, Jr., 57, a lifetime resident of Manzano, NM, passed away Friday, February 22, 2002. He was born to Antonio B. Herrera Sr. and Manuelita (Greigo) Herrera, April 11, 1944 in Mountainair, NM. He is survived by his mother, Manuelita Herrera of Manzano, NM; his son, Armando Herrera of Mountainair, NM; his daughters, Anna Daniella Herrera, Lucha Herrera, Mariaelena Herrera all of Mountainair, NM; his brothers, Augustine Herrera, Ignacio Herrera and his wife, Francis of Albuquerque, NM, Eddie Herrera, and his wife, Layola of Estancia, Arturo Herrera, Leroy Herrera; his sisters, Tillie Herrera-Brummell, Isabel Sanchez and her husband, Carlos of Albuquerque, Diana Apodaca and her husband, Mike of Highland, CA, Cecila Sanchez and her husband, Art E. of Bend, OR, Gloria Paez and her husband, Eppy; and his seven grandchildren, Dakoda Moorhead, Aasia Moorhead, Montana Moorhead, India Moorhead, Estevez Herrera, Estrella Herrera, Reyez Herrera. He was preceded in death by his father, Antonio B. Herrera Sr.; and his brotherm Robert Herrera. He was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association. He will be missed by those who knew and loved him. A Rosary will be recited on Monday, February 25, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. at the church. A Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at Nuestra Senora de los Dolores in Manzano, NM with Father Florian Renaud, officiating. Burial will follow at Manzano Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Armando Herrera, Mariailena Herrera, Los Hermanos Herrera, Eppy Paez, Esequiel Quintana, Charles Sanchez, Anthony Herrera, Pat Brummell, Danny Brummell, Daniel Apodaca, Solis Herrera, Eddie Padilla, Rick Padilla, Ramal Moorhead. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dakoda J. Moorhead, Aasia Mariee Moorhead, Montana Rio Moorhead, India Simon Moorhead, Estevez Lee Herrera, Estrella Perea-Herrera, Reyez Cruz Herrera. Arrangements were entrusted to Harris-Hanlon Mortuary in Mountainair, NM.
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Holguin -- Felisha Teresa Holguin, 14, went home to be with the lord on February 23, 2002. She was born on April 23, 1987 in Albuquerque to Rodney and Teresa Holguin. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at Victory Love Fellowship Church at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Services are in the care of Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222.
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Jaramillo -- Prospero "PJ" Jaramillo passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 23, 2002, at the age of 96, with his family holding him, letting him know how special he was and how his family loved him. Prospero was born on March 10, 1905 in Old Town of Albuquerque to Abel and Oliva Jaramillo. He married Juanita (Jennie) Baca in 1933 and they were married for 65 wonderful years. Prospero graduated from Menaul High School in 1926. He attended the University of Southern CA and graduated from the University of NM in 1943. Prospero was an educator and taught school for 37 years, three years in Socorro, NM and 34 years with the Albuquerque Public Schools. He served as the first president of the Bernalillo County Public School Teachers Association. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and served as Sunday school superintendent and teacher for many years. During his career he was active in the following: a Charter member of the Albuquerque Civil Rights Organization; a member and chairman of the United Nations UNICEF Program for Albuquerque; a Charter board member of the NAACP, and on the Board of Directors for Chaparral Home for Unwed Mothers. He enjoyed amateur acting and was involved in several productions with the Albuquerque Little Theater, UNM and USC. In 1940, he served as president of the Menaul School Alumni Association. In 1945, he was president of the Martineztown House of Neighborly Service. He retired from APS in 1970 and in 1979, he and Jennie moved to Belen, NM. He remained active in sports and was a member of the Senior Bowling Team, played golf weekly with his friends and served a term as president of the Tierra Del Sol Country Club Men's Golf Association of Belen. He was a representative for Valencia County and NM in the US National Senior Olympic Games in San Antonio, TX in 1995 and he was the oldest senior bowler competing in the Senior Olympics in NM in 1997, at the age of 90. He loved to write stories about his history and about his Spanish culture and traditions. He recently moved back to Albuquerque to be closer to his family. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jennie, on February 24, 1999; his parents; brothers, Clemente and Dennis Jaramillo; and sisters, Adelita and Esther Jaramillo and Alvita Saavedra. Prospero, known as"PJ" to his many friends is survived by his son, James C. and his wife, Reyes of Puerto Vallarta, MX; daughters, Olivia and Judith of Albuquerque, Hazel and husband, Richard of Sausalito, CA; grandsons, Eddy Jaramillo and wife, Pat, Robert Jaramillo, Carl Martinez and wife, Angela, all of Albuquerque and Gary Martinez of Gilbert, AZ; great-grandchildren, Beth, Gabriel and Lena Martinez of Gilbert, AZ and Elijah and Sierra Martinez of Albuquerque; sister-in-law, Lillie B. Chavez; and many loving nephews, nieces, cousins and many friends. He touched so many lives in a special way and he will be missed by us all. Memorial services will be held Thursday, 4:00 p.m., at Second Presbyterian Church, 812 Edith NE, with Rev. Jaime O. Quinones officiating. Interment at Sunset Memorial Park will be private. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Prospero requested donations be made to Menaul High School, 301 Menaul NE, 87107. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Kravetz -- Harry Kravetz, 93, passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2002 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A graveside service was held Friday, February 22, 2002 in Tulsa, OK, with Rabbi Marc Fitzerman and Rabbi Arthur Kahn officiating. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at the Montebello Retirement Community, 10500 Academy NE, with Cantor Michael Dzubin officiating. Living at the Montebello since 1988, Harry enjoyed every moment with his family in Albuquerque, his newly acquired friends and a caring and loving Montebello staff. Memorial contributions can be made to Congregation B'nai Israel, 4401 Indian School Rd. NE. Albuquerque, NM 87110.
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Lopez -- Funeral Services for Mrs. Catherine J. Tapia-Lopez will be held on Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Burial will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 12:00 p.m. Pallbearers will be Phillip Benavidez, Dashant Montoya, Eddie Hausermann, Frank Montoya, Wilbert Garcia and Paul Maestas. Mrs. Lopez was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #72. Arrangements by Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Lucero -- Reymundo A. Lucero was born October 8, 1918 in Anton Chico, NM. He passed away February 25, 2002 in Albuquerque. He was a member of the Catholic Church and retired from the Albuquerque Public Schools. Reymundo is survived by his wife of 64 years, Ramona Lucero of the family home; three sons Jose R. Lucero and wife, Loretta, Joe A. Lucero, Alfred H. Lucero and wife, Mary; five daughters, Virginia Vigil, Beatrice Velasquez and husband, Cayetano, Patsy Sanchez, Roselee Barela and husband, Richard, Lillian Aragon and husband, Art; one brother, Luis Lucero; two sisters, Victoria Montoya and Magdeline Padilla; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren; and numerous other family and friends who loved and will miss him. Services will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church 562 Atrisco SW.. A viewing will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2002 followed by a Rosary that will be recited at 5:00 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 27, 2002 with entombment following at Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. Albuq. 505-343-8008.
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Padilla -- Herman Padilla, 75, a resident of Los Chavez was called home on Sunday, February 24, 2002. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Palma Padilla; parents, Juan and Juanita Padilla; one brother, Daniel Padilla; and one sister, Grace Baca. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Libby Padilla; three daughters, Maryalice and Ruby Padilla and Yvonne and her husband, Heribelto Gomez all of Los Chavez; six sons, Herman Jr. of LosChavez, George and his fiancée, Sandra Castillo of Belen, Tony of Los Chavez, Jessie and his wife, Mary Jane of Los Lunas, Roy and his wife, Rosemary of Tome and Ray Flores of Belen; his 25 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and his sister-in-law, Trinnie Padilla all of Belen. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Services will be held on Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at 6:00 p.m. at the Romero Funeral Home Chapel.
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Padilla -- Jake Padilla, age 91, a resident of Albuquerque for the last 17 years, and a native of Clayton, NM, the foundation and strength of our family, went to be with our Lord on Saturday, February 23, 2002. He was preceded in death by his wife, Fannie Padilla; daughters, Dominga Dominguez and Florence Mares and special son-in-law, Kinny Chacon. He is survived by his daughters, Josephine Otting and husband, Jim of Mountainair, NM, Alice Carerra, Rachel Scherbenski and Priscilla Chacon all of Sacramento, CA, Julia Pacheco and husband, Ernest of Albuquerque; and son, Jake Padilla and wife, Rosella of Amarillo, TX; 32 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Max Padilla of Riverside, CA. He will be missed by many and forgotten by none. Rosary will be recited Tuesday, February 26, 2002 7:00 p.m. at St. Frances Xavier, Clayton, NM and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at St. Frances Xavier.
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Pohl -- The family of Augustine Pohl wishes to express their sincere appreciation to all relatives and friends who were so kind, supportive and Helpful during their recent loss. Your kindness will always be remembered and appreciated. Services were in the care of Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover Ave. SW 243-5222.
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Powell -- Joe Louis Powell of Elida, NM died Saturday evening February 23, 2002 in Clovis, NM at the age of 88. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at the Elida Baptist Church with Rev. Herb Gage, Pastor officiating. He will be assisted by Dr. Herbert Bergrstrom. Burial will follow in the Elida Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Sam West, Joe West, Scott Hendershot, Jimmy West, Thomas West, Brent West and Cody West. Honorary Pallbearers will be Bob Moorhead, Charles May, Kenneth Dixon, Gene Creighton, Johnny Smith, Charles Good, Charlie McClain, Tommy Shaw and all of his other ranching friends. Those who desire to make memorial contributions may direct them to either the New Mexico Boys and Girls Ranches or to the New Mexico Baptist Children's Home in Portales. Mr. Powell was born March 2, 1913 on the family ranch west of Elida, to the home of Jenny and Joseph K. Powell. Mr. Powell lived his entire life on that same ranch. He was a 1931 graduate of Elida High School. On December 24, 1935, in Clovis, he was married to Evelyn Finley. Joe was a member and Past Master of the Elida Lodge #31 AF&AM. He was also active in the Order of the Eastern Star and had served that organization as Worthy Patron. He was very active as a member of numerous boards. He had served on the Roosevelt County Telephone Board for 25 years, more than 20 years on the Elida School Board, a number of years on the Border Soil Conservation Board, several years on the Federal Land Bank Board, and was on the Advisory Board of the New Mexico Boys and Girls Ranches. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Elida and served as Sunday School Superintendent for many years. Survivors include Evelyn Powell, his wife of more than 66 years of the home; two daughters, Cheryll Kay Llendershot of Portales and Peggy Jo Sommer and her husband, George of Pie Town, NM; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Irene Powell and Bernus Steele both of Roswell and Dolly Self of Elida.
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Sanchez -- Mrs. Della Sanchez died Sunday, February 24, 2002 in Albuquerque at the age of 82. Mrs. Sanchez is preceded in death by her husband, Camilo Sanchez and son, Camilo Sanchez Jr. She is survived by her sons, Charles Sanchez and wife, Frances, and Randy Sanchez, all of Albuquerque; sister, Sofie Chavez; and granddaughter, Angela Sanchez, both of California. Funeral Services for Mrs. Sanchez will be held on Wednesday at Holy Ghost Catholic Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Burial will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 12:00 p.m. Pallbearers will be Charles Sanchez, Randy Sanchez, Rudy Rivera, Prosey Sanchez, Pete Chavez and Andres Rivera. A Rosary for Mrs. Sanchez will be recited on Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. with visitation beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Sedillo -- Ernesto M. Sedillo went to be with the Lord on Sunday February 24, 2002. He was a resident of the West Side all of his life. He was a student of West Mesa High School and was employed by Supercuts. He was a loving son, brother, uncle, nephew and grandson. Ernesto loved his car and was full of life and was known for making everybody laugh. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Ernesto Sedillo and Benedicto Otero; and grandmother, Ofelia Otero. He will always be remembered and loved by everyone who met him. Ernesto is survived by his father, Ernest Sedillo; mother, Pauline Sedillo; stepmother, Donna Christine Sedillo; brothers, Richard Sedillo, Dennis Otero, Anthony Sedillo, and Richard Anthony Sedillo; sisters, Yvette Marquez, Arlene Otero, Christina Sedillo, Lisa Bonney, Rique Sedillo, and Adriana Sedillo; grandmother, Erlinda Sedillo; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Funeral Services for Ernesto will be held on Thursday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Richard Sedillo, Dennis Otero, Anthony Sedillo, Richard Anthony Sedillo, Rick Bonney, Pat Candelaria and Benito McAllister. A Rosary for Ernesto will be recited on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Rosary Church. Arrangements by Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Shipp -- James Carol Shipp born December 30, 1936 in Carlsbad, NM died peacefully on Friday, February 22, 2002. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Sharon; and his children, daughter, Donna Fowler and husband, Billy of Albuquerque; son, John Shipp and wife, Teresa of Los Angeles, CA; and daughter, Anita Duffey and husband, Charlie of Albuquerque. Jim will be missed by his grandchildren, Chris Fowler and wife, Maria, Joshua Fowler, Taya Fowler, Elia Fowler, Marcus Duffey and Iain Shipp; and great-granddaughter, McKenzie Fowler. He is also survived by his brother, Bert Shipp and wife, Shan of Dallas, TX; sister, Paula Brower and husband, Van of Artesia, NM; sister, Nickie Opperman and husband, Les of Midland, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bert N. and Anna Mae Shipp of Artesia, NM. Jim graduated from Artesia High School, vice-president of the class of 1955 and went on to study in the College of Engineering at the University of New Mexico, a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. Throughout his schooling, he excelled in basketball and track & field events. Jim's career in the electrical supply and electrical contracting business spanned 30 years in New Mexico and Texas. Then in 1980, he founded his own company, S & J Services, in Albuquerque designing and constructing custom electrical control systems for scores of structures in New Mexico and throughout the Southwest. Jim was an avid sportsman, winner of many Senior Olympic events in recent years at the city and state levels and in his earlier years many golf tournaments. At home, he enjoyed playing card and board games with his grandchildren. A lifetime of singing with his family and friends provided years of happy memories at home, in his community and in his church. Jim's active service in different churches over the last five decades ranged from deacon and elder to sponsoring a high school youth group, and recently, co-leading a men's core group in Community Bible Study. He was widely known as a very generous and supportive friend, neighbor and family member. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at Calvary Chapel, 4001 Osuna Road NE at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2002. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Special Olympics for Children 6600 Palomas St. NE, Suite 207, in memory of Jim Shipp.
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Smith -- Ashley Nicole Smith, March 2, 1984 - February 23, 2002. The most beautiful wonderful girl in the whole world went to heaven on February 23, 2002. Now living without her is her mom and dad, Rick and Cheryl Smith; her little brother, Joshua Smith; and an extended family of many believers. Her life will honored at Believers Center of Albuquerque on February 26, 2002 at 2:00 p.m.
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Trujillo -- Velma C. Trujillo, 48, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died Saturday, February 23, 2002. She is survived by her father, Jose Herrera; husband, Vincente O. Trujillo; daughters, Gina Montano and husband, Manuel and Brandy Dill and Javier; son, Walter E.J. Dill, Jr., all of Albuquerque; and their father, Walter E.J. Dill, Sr.; grandchildren, Regine, Ramon, Juliana, Sabrina, and Javier Jr.; godparents, Anita and Pete Acosta; grandmother, Nieves Garcia; sisters, Betty, Emily and husband, Tom, Theresa, Jenny, and Bernadette; brothers, Dean, Bernie and Marcelino and wife, Diana; and also numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Mrs. Trujillo devoted her life to her children and grandchildren and had a great love for birds and plants. Private family services will take place. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE
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Wessling -- Stephen O. Wessling born May 15, 1940 in Highland Park, Ill. He graduated in 1962 from the University of Illinois with a degree in Engineering. Stephen was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon. In 1961, he married his best friend and soul mate Molly Sands. Steve worked the past 16 years for Sigler and Reeves in Albuquerque. Steve was instrumental in the development of the Northwest Aquatic League in Houston. Due to his efforts the NWAL's choice philanthropy was the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. As a result of Steve's efforts thousands of young people with diabetes have benefited. Steve participated in the organ donor program which will now benefit many in need. Steve is survived by his wife, Molly; their three children, daughter, Kelly and fiance, Archie Trujillo and sons, Geoffrey and Benjamin of Albuquerque, son, Greg and his wife, Donna and their four children, Kacie, Justin, Kellie, and Madison all of Houston, TX; daughter, Niky and fiance, Drew Green of Houston, TX; sisters, Audrey and husband, Bud Amick and their families of Salem, WI, Janice and husband, Frank Cawkins and their families of Gladstone, MI; sister-in-law, Margi and husband, Jerry Latta and their families of Houston, TX; brother-in-law, Terry Sands of Sidney, Australia. Steve's dear friends, Dan Wollerman, Will McNamara, and Diane Camillo."My beloved Steve, thank you for 40 wonderful years, I'll be loving you always", Molly. A Eulogy Service will be held Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at 4:00 p.m. at 811 Calle Amor SE.
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Zehr -- Sarah Edith Heatwole Zehr, (Sally), entered the Church Triumphant on February 22, 2002, after a long fight with health problems. She was born December 11, 1914 in La Junta, CO, the 6th of seven children of Jacob Aaron Heatwole and Bertha Olive Showalter, who came to La Junta for health reasons from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia in 1908. A Mennonite family, Jacob was a Mennonite Minister and Sally attended elementary and high school in Swink, CO. She married Walter Zehr on January 14, 1942 and moved to Albuquerque where they lived since that date. She was a staunch, active and beloved member of the First Presbyterian Church in Albuquerque since that date. She was preceded in death by her husband and siblings. She is survived by Christine Nielsen of La Junta, CO; Franklin Heatwole of Rocky Ford, CO; Dean Zehr of Washington, IL; Esther Heatwole of La Junta, CO; Rachel Zehr of Normel, IL; Earl Sweigart of Balko, OK; John Zehr of Urbana, IL; and, Elbert Heatwole of Rocky Ford, CO and their families. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held Wednesday, February 27, 2002, at 10:30 a.m., at the First Presbyterian Church, 215 Locust NE. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to the Endowment Foundation of the First Presbyterian Church, 215 Locust NE, 87102. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Zuris -- Lucy Zuris, age 93, a resident of Albuquerque, NM died Friday, February 22, 2002 in Albuquerque. Lucy is survived by a daughter, Barbara and husband, Pat of NM; two sisters, Julia Galliazzo and Stella Leonard both of Ohio; two brothers, Charles Senskey and Victor Senskey both of Ohio; grandchildren, Alexandra Gooden of NM, Phillip Gooden of GA, Neal Sklodowski of HI, Ned Sklodowski of CA; great-grandchildren, Avram Gooden of CA, Elijah Gooden of NM, and Atlantis Gooden of NM. Lucy was born in Dorset, OH and lived in Cleveland and Lakewood, OH before moving to New Mexico 17 years ago. A Memorial Service will be held at Albuquerque Manor 500 Louisiana Blvd. NE Thursday February 28, 2002. In lieu of flowers, donations in Lucy's name may be made to the Alzheimers Association NM Chapter 8100 Mountain Rd. NE 87110. Arrangements under the direction of Strong - Thorne Mortuary.
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