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Arky -- Louis Herman Arky, 78, died at the VA Hospital on Wednesday, June 19, 2002 after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his children, John, Nicholas, Steven, and Lauren; and cousins, Ann Zar-Taub and Allan Zar, with whom he grew up. Lou served in the Air Force during WWII and was stationed in the South Pacific. He earned a Ph.D. in History, Economics and English from the University of Pennsylvania and pursued a business career in insurance, securities, real estate and commodities brokerage. He enjoyed the outdoors, landscape photography, bicycling, and the study of political and historical issues, and was known for his intelligence, flamboyance, and sense of humor. Lou was an outspoken proponent of courage and toughness, which was amply demonstrated in his struggles of the last few years. He will be greatly missed by friends and associates in the U.S. and around the world. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 23, 2002 at Chabad of New Mexico, 4000 San Pedro Dr, NE, Albuquerque, NM.
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Buenabenta -- The family of Mr. Louis Buenabenta, Sr. wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all relatives and friends who were so kind and sympathetic during their recent loss. Special thanks is extended to those who sent the beautiful floral tributes, cards, food, and especially spiritual support. Your kindness will always be remembered. Funeral services were entrusted to Alameda Mortuary, 9420 4th Street NW.
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Burger -- Elaine Helen Burger (Weibel), 91, a resident of Albuquerque since 1952, died Friday, June 21, 2002. She is survived by her son, Robert Burger and wife, Kathi, of Houston, TX; daughter, Jean Calt and husband, Eugene; grandsons, Barry Calt of Albuquerque, Brian Calt and wife, Susan of Colorado Springs, Daniel Calt of Rio Rancho; granddaughters, Stephanie Calt of Greeley, CO and Trina Burger of Kansas. She is also survived by her brothers Ralph and the Reverend George Weibel of Denver and sister, Mary (Weibel) Anthofer of Stratton, CO. Elaine was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph P. Burger; her parents, her brothers Louis, Fred, Walter, Frank, Arthur and her sister, Clara (Weibel) Knochel. Mrs. Burger was born November 22, 1910 at Dalton, NE to Frank and Helen Weibel. She was educated at Stratton High School in Denver and the University of Denver where she earned her teaching certificate. Mrs. Burger married Joseph in 1941. They lived in Colorado, New Mexico and Texas during their married life. Elaine taught elementary school in a one-room schoolhouse in rural Colorado; cared for her elderly aunt Emma De Porter until her aunt's death; owned and operated a hair salon and was a salesperson in retail stores besides being a great wife and mother. Elaine was a member of Our Lady of Annunciation Golden Agers Club and taught religious education. Mrs. Burger's interests were her family, her church, gardening, playing bridge, making ceramics and sewing. She was especially proud of having developed and prepared a family history of the Weibel family. The Rosary will be recited on Tuesday, June 25, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, with the Marianites reciting. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at 8:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Annunciation Church, 2621 Vermont Ave. NE. Entombment will follow at Gate of Heaven Mausoleum, 7500 Paseo del Norte NE. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a Catholic Mass be celebrated in Elaine's name. Elaine's family would like to thank the wonderful staff and management of Casa Palo Duro, 7808 Palo Duro Ave. NE, for the wonderful love and care they showered on Elaine the final 3 years of her life. You made her not only comfortable but very happy. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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Burt -- The family of Henry Nelson Burt extends their heartfelt gratitude to everyone who offered expressions of love, support and sympathy during our time of deep loss and sorrow.
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Casias -- The family of Lawrence R. Casias would like to thank all their relatives and friends for their kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement; for the beautiful floral tributes and a special thank you to Monsignor Leo Lucero, San Jose de Los Duranes Catholic Mission, celebrant of the Mass, to Deacon Frank Lovato for reciting the Rosary and to the pallbearers. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd. SW in charge of the arrangements.
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Davis -- Aletha I. Davis, 45, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, passed away June 14, 2002. She was a Board Member of the B.P.O.E. Ladies of Lodge #461. Aletha liked playing bingo and loved George Strait, angels and butterflies. She is survived by her husband of 25 years, George T. Davis, Jr.; daughter, Mary Davis of Albuquerque; son, William Davis of Albuquerque; brothers, Matthew McGinnis of T or C, NM, Donald McGinnis of Socorro and Edward McGinnis of Albuquerque; and sisters, Mona Danner of Hobbs, NM and Viola Hix of Albuquerque. Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 25, 2002, 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at Hillcrest Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 26, 2002, 11:00 a.m., at Highland Baptist Church, with Rev. Winfred Walker officiating. Entombment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Hillcrest Funeral Home 225 San Mateo NE 265-5959
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Drago -- Vincent Drago, 73, a resident of Albuquerque, died Friday, June 21, 2002. He is survived by his wife, Mary Alice Drago of Albuquerque; Sisters, Annalee Nelson, Carmen Jennings, Teresa Barresi, Lena and her husband Anton Wrhel, all of Albuquerque and Barbara Jennings of Edgewood; Sisters-in-law, Joan Drago, Connie Montano, and Dora Baca, all of Albuquerque, Helen Johnson of Redwood City, CA and Joelyn Montano of Los Lunas; Brother-in-law Joe Montano of Albuquerque; and numerous Nieces and Nephews. Mr. Drago was a member of the DAV. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held Tuesday, June 25, 2002, 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. Interment of cremains will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery.
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Droelle -- The family of Mr. Thomas (Tom) O. Droelle wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all relatives and friends who were so kind and sympathetic during their recent loss. Special thanks is extended to those who sent the beautiful floral tributes, cards, food, and especially spiritual support. Your kindness will always be remembered. Funeral services were entrusted to Alameda Mortuary, 9420 4th Street NW.
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Elmore -- MSGT. Acey Elmore, USAF (Ret.), 67, a 32-year resident of Albuquerque, died Tuesday, June 18, 2002. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Sae Elmore of Albuquerque; son, Joseph Elmore of Albuquerque; brothers, Tom Elmore of Florida and Ben Elmore of Ohio; and sister, Nina Elmore. She was preceded in death by his parents, Dewey and Jane Elmore and his oldest brother Mac Elmore. Acey was born in Roxialia, WV and enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1952. While on active duty in Japan, he met his wife, Sae Kaneko and they were married on March 19, 1962. He served during the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts and retired in February 1973. After retirement, he worked for Barnhill Bolt Company for 24 years until his second retirement in 1997. He then enjoyed working on cars, attending garage sales, and loved reading. Acey was a beloved husband and father who will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date. For more information please call the family at 296-0021.
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Finley -- Karen Louise Finley, age 35, died unexpectedly on Friday, June 21, 2002. Karen was born to Jo Ann Romero and Michael C. Finley on May 26, 1967. Karen will be remembered and treasured by the many whom she loved and who loved her as a generous, kind, compassionate, funny and caring daughter, sister, niece, aunt, friend and employee. Karen deeply touched the lives of those who knew her and whom she loved. Karen is survived by her mother and father, her stepfather, David Goodnow; stepmother, Helen Finley; beloved sister, Rita Finley and fiancé, Louis Chalamidas; and special friend Nick Dakis. She is also survived by her grandparents, Massey and Julian Romero and her aunts and uncles, Steven and Sharon Lautenschleger, Mike and Phyliss Zamorski, Marlene Romero, Ernesto and Dana Romero, Mel and Marta Finley; cousins, Julie Lautenschleger, Luke Waruszewski, Josh and Sean Romero, John-Paul Hines and step brother, Devin Goodnow. Karen was employed by Pete Daskalos Properties. The Daskalos were a wonderful extended family to Karen. Karen loved to travel, decorate, garden and spoil her sister, her cousin Julie and Miss Holly, her Yorkie. Funeral arrangements are pending. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE
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Ford -- Lucille Ford, 83, a resident of Albuquerque for seven years, died Friday, June 21, 2002. She is survived by her Son, Tommy Ford and wife, Teresa of Odessa, TX; Daughter, Anna Lewis and Husband, Bill of Albuquerque; six Grandchildren; ten Great-Grandchildren; and Brother, Utah Campbell of Big Spring, TX. She was preceded in death by her Husband, O.V. Ford. Mrs. Ford was a member of Netherwood Park Church of Christ. Services will be held Monday, June 24, 2002, at 9:30 a.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, with George Carman officiating. Interment will take place at Six Mile Cemetery in Hatfield, AR. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Albuquerque Christian Children's Home, 5700 Winter Haven Rd. NW, Albuquerque, 87120. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, on Monday, June 24, 2002 from 8:30 a.m. until time of service.
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Gallegos -- Harold Gallegos June 23, 1967 - October 2, 2000Happy birthday to our beloved son, father, brother and uncle. We all miss you very much, especially Sampson. There isn't a day that goes by without him saying,"I miss my uncle Harold. When is he coming back?" Our lives have changed so much since the day you left us. We will think of you with wonderful and fond memories today. We will remember your smile, your laughter, and your great personality. We will also feel the sadness and heartache of not having you here. You will never be forgotten. Forever in our hearts, may you be at peace. Love you, Mom, Dad, Pam, Chirs, Ada, Sampson and Alexis.
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Garcia -- Virginia C. Garcia, 67, a resident of Albuquerque since 1955, died Thursday, June 20, 2002. She is survived by her sons, Perfecto Garcia and wife, Rhonda of Belen, Andy Garcia, Michael Garcia and wife, Maria, Richard Garcia and wife, Priscilla; daughters, Darlene Otero and Marlene Garcia; granddaughters, Malanie Otero, Chantel Garcia, Shirray Garcia, all of Albuquerque and Randi Garcia of Belen; grandsons, Mario Pena, Miguel Garcia, Antonio Garcia all of Houston, TX, Russell Garcia of Belen, Richard Garcia, Jr. and Robert Garcia, both of Albuquerque; great-grandsons, Joseph Aragon and Angelo Aragon; sisters, Salome Lopez and husband, Joe, Bertha Herrera and husband, Felipe and Celina Chavez and husband, Precy; and special friends for over 20 years, Joe Sanchez and family, all of Albuquerque. Mrs. Garcia was a prolific ceramic artist. She was a special friend to everyone and a grandmother nana to everyone in the neighborhood. Mrs. Garcia was the best mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Rosary will be recited Sunday, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE, with Gabriela Nieto reciting. Mass will be celebrated Monday, 9:00 a.m., at St. Edwin Catholic Church, 2105 Barcelona Rd. SW, with Father Bill Sanchez, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mario Pena, Miguel Garcia, Antonio Garcia, Russell Garcia, Richard Garcia, Jr. and George Johnson. Honorary Pallbearers will be Malanie Otero, Chantel Garcia, Randi Garcia, Shirray Garcia, Robert Garcia, Joseph Sanchez and Mike Aragon. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Gardner -- 1908-2002 Mrs. Mary Jo Gardner, 94, a long time resident of Belen, died at home on Thursday June 20, 2002, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was born on June 18, 1908 in LaFatte, Alabama. She moved with her family to Anson, Texas when she was thirteen. After graduating from Anson High School in 1926, she attended Abilene Christian College, receiving her teaching certificate for Texas. In 1928 she moved to Swenson, Texas, where she began her teaching career. She taught in Texas for ten years. While in Swenson, she wed J.T. Gardner. In 1945, J.T. was transferred by the railroad to Belen where Mrs. Gardner taught school in the winter and worked toward her teaching degree in the summer. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from the College of St. Joseph on the Rio Grande in 1950. She taught elementary for 28 years in the Belen school District, retiring in 1972. Mrs. Gardner took pride in knowing that during her 38-year teaching career, she touched several generations of students. Some of her honors as an educator included being inducted into the Central District NEANew Mexico Hall of Fame in 1975, and being listed in"Who's Who of American Women" in the 12th Edition of 1981-82. Mrs. Gardner was active in many civic organizations including: Eastern Star, Masonic Widows, Retired Teachers Association, AARP Local, Belen Pilot Club, American Association of University Women, Friend to the Library, Extension Homemakers, Alkali Anns Garden Club, and the Historical Society. She was also an active member of the First Baptist Church of Belen. She was preceded in death by her husband J.T. Gardner; a daughter Rozanne Gardner Jones and her infant son; and a grandson, Jerry Don Gardner. Survivors include; sons Joe Ben Gardner and his wife Sue of Albuquerque; Jerry Gardner of Veguita; Granddaughter Sherri Jackson and her husband Bob, and their children Derrick, Matt, and Natalie of Albuquerque; Grandson Billy Don Jones of Oregon; Grandson Frank Gardner and his wife Anna, and their daughter Raelyn of Lovington; Grandson Casey Gardner and his wife Jeanette, and their children J.T., Levi, and Wyatt of Grandprairie, Texas; and Granddaughter Rozanne Gardner Johnson and her husband James of Lovington. Cremation has taken place. Memorial services for Mrs. Gardner will be held on Wednesday June 26, 2002 at 2:00 PM at the First Baptist Church of Belen with Pastor Bruce Baker officiating. A private burial with the family in attendance will take place at a later time at the Terrace Grove Cemetery in Belen. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Delta Hospice of Albuquerque, or the Boys or Girls Ranch of New Mexico. Arrangements by Riverside Funeral Home in Belen.
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Hammen -- Charles F. Hammen"Charlie", beloved husband of Tomi Hammen was born May 30, 1932 to Hazel Ford Hess in Baltimore, Maryland, and currently resided at 9201 Central NW. in Albuquerque, NM. He died suddenly June 16, 2002 after a life devoted to Public Service. As a USAF Koran Veteran and member of the Honor Guard, he was selected as Airman of the Year and honored by Governor John Burroughs while serving with the Air Police Squadron at the Manzano Base in Albuquerque. After 14 years in the Air Force, he continued to serve as Police Officer, Booking Officer, Corrections and Detentions Officer at Annarundel and Jessups in Maryland and Montessa in Albuquerque; Animal Control Officer in Albuquerque, Taxi Driver, published photographer, Ordained Minister, and HAM KE5ER, KM4MJ, and KJ5CD. A true voyeur, with wheels on his feet, Charlie traveled the USA, Mexico, Central America, and Japan. He carried with him many gifts of love, humor, and stuffed toys, bringing smiles and laughter to friends and strangers of all ages. His only desire with each gift was"PASS IT ON!" Private family services will take place at a later date. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW. Albuq. 505-343-8008.
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Hawley -- James Hawley passed away suddenly Tuesday, June 18, 2002. He was born and raised in West Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Willa; daughter, Debbie; grandchildren, Ryan, Brittany and Chelsey; sister, Doris Burton and family; mother-in-law, Wilma Hawkins Tanner; brother-in-law, Stan Hawkins and wife, Laurel and family; sister-in-law, Sharon Ray and husband, Ritchie and family; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and many, many friends. He will be greatly missed. Services are at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 24, 2002 at Central Assembly of God Church, 124 Texas NE. Viewing will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the church. Pallbearers will be Ryan Hawley, Stan Hawkins, Ritchie Ray, Jim Cashman, Jerry Spears and Scott Welch. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been set up at any Wells Fargo Bank in remembrance of James H. Hawley.
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Ingleton -- Edmund Christopher"Chris" Ingleton, a resident of Rio Rancho, passed away on June 20, 2002. Chris was born on February 1, 1957 to Edmund and Ordinel McLaughlin Ingleton in Kingston, Jamaica. He was employed with AmeriPride Linen and Apparel Service as a Production Supervisor. Chris was a member of the Bethesda Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Rio Rancho. He was a very loving and caring man who was extremely proud of his children and loved all of his family and friends. Chris was a talented artist, enjoyed writing, ad love to golf. He is survived by his precious wife, Alexine; his beloved children, Luna Miera, Estrella (Rudy) Triana, Amanda Miera, Christopher Cruz Ingleton, Edmund Nicholas Ingleton and Joseph Diego Ingleton; his mother and father, Edmund and Ordinel Ingleton; sisters, Sharon Ingleton, Maxine (John) Carney, Marcia (Daniel) Walz, Monica Ingleton; brothers, Steve Ingleton, Wayne (Suetta) Ingleton, and Norman (Josie) Ingleton; his cherished grandson, Estevan Triana; 28 nieces and nephews; and a host of friends and co-workers who Chris considered his family. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. A visitation will be held for Chris on Monday, June 24, 2002 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Corrales Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 20 Academy dr., in Corrales. The Funeral Service will be held, also in the Church, at 7:00 p.m. Entombment will take place on Tuesday, June 25, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at Vista Verde Memorial Park. Services under the care of Sunrise Funeral Options, 2400 Southern Blvd., Rio Rancho (891-9192).
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Kelly -- Cynthia L."Ciss" Kelly passed away June 19, 2002. She was born in Clovis, New Mexico and raised in Kansas, where she gradated from Washburn University. Ciss moved to Albuquerque in the 1950s and worked for Sandia Laboratories, where she retired after 28 years of service. She was an active member of the Coronado Club, where her activities included couching the Junior Bowling League for 36 years. Ciss is survived by her sisters, Patricia White and Barbara Babb; various nieces and nephews; and her best friend, Patricia Bermudez. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. A Private Family Memorial Service has taken place. Memorial Contributions can be made to the Animal Humane Association of New Mexico, 615 Virginia SE. Albuq., NM., 87108. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. Albuq. 505-343-8008.
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Lohmann -- The Family of William H. Lohmann 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. Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors was in charge of his arrangements.
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Marr -- Sammy Hank Marr, age 77, passed away quietly at Lovelace Hospital at 1:30 a.m., Thursday, June 20, 2002 after a long battle with prostate cancer. Sammy was an immigrant from China who arrived in the USA when he was nine years old. He became a US citizen and worked for the USAF Civil Service for 39 years, starting out as a custodian and eventually acquiring a law degree and achieving the rank of GS-12, then retiring in 1986 from Kirtland AFB. He was much loved and will be missed dearly by his wife, Irma; his son, Ron and his two children, Brian and Ben; his son, Jerry and wife, Mila of Los Angeles; his daughter, Debbie La Pierre and her husband, Chris; his daughter, Brenda Guzman and her husband, Gabe of Boston; and longtime family friend, Due Moore III of Bosque Farms. Cremation and arrangements are being made by the Sunrise Society of New Mexico, 2111 Wyoming NE in Albuquerque, 891-2000. It was his wish that no Services be held. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Cancer Society.
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Mathis -- Stephen T. Mathis, born January 24, 1970 went to his Savior after a long illness. He is preceded in death by his beloved grandmothers, Loloa Martin and Roberta Mathis; and his best friend, his dog, Owin. Stephen will be remembered for his love of animals and his sense of humor. He would like to thank Linda, Charles, Charles Jr., and Damian Montoya, Aaron Tafoya, Maria Apodoca, Charlie and Chris Wyman, Julie and Travis Greenwood and everyone who was there till the end. Stephen asks that all donations be made to Greyhound Companions of NM or the Animal Humane Association. Cremation has taken place and a Private Ceremony will be given. I thank everyone for everything you've done for me."Till we meet again my friends, good-bye", T.M. Extra thanks to Midtown Fellowship Church.
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Mathis -- Stephen Todd Mathis, died Wednesday, June 19, 2002, after a long illness. Stephen was born in Albuquerque, January 24, 1970. He is survived by his parents, Kent and Sara Mathis; sister, Heather Fredrickson and husband, Chris; grandfather, Robert L. Mathis; uncle, Bill Martin and wife, Peggy; aunts, Mary Maichen and husband, Christopher, Shelly Prost; and numerous cousins. A Private Service will be held in Northern New Mexico. Because of his love for animals and the family's rescued racing greyhounds, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Greyhound Companions of New Mexico, P.O. Box 22053 Albuquerque, NM 87154-2053. Cremation has taken place. Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors 3113 Carlisle Blvd NE is handling the arrangements.
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Nordling -- Carl A. Nordling, age 101, born April 27, 1901 in Garvin, MN, died June 21, 2002 in Albuquerque, NM. He is preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Esther, who died in 1988. Survivors include sisters, from California Vicki St. John and Ruth Harlan; brother and sister-in-law, Willard and Gladys Prekker. Many nieces, nephews, great nephews and great nieces. Carl moved from Chicago, where he worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad, to Albuquerque in 1943. He worked for the Coca Cola Co. for many years. After retiring, he lived at Sky Band Ranch near Winston, NM moving back to Albuquerque in 1988. Having attended the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, he was active as a Lay Minister in many churches. Carl helped start the Gideon Society in 1944, for 60 years he played Christian music on the same musical saw, all by ear, his wife, Esther accompanied him on the organ. Carl was a kind, generous Christian man much loved by all who knew him. Services are pending and will be announced. Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave SE is handling arrangements.
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Ondes -- Major Clarence Andrew Ondes, U.S.A.F. (Ret.), 80, a resident of Corrales for 33 years, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2002. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Helen Johns Ondes of the family home in Corrales; son, Andrew J. Ondes and wife, Karen of Flint, MI; daughter, Victoria D. Aran and husband, Kanda of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Sean A. Ondes of Corrales, Devaraj Aran, Vani Aran, Tara Aran and Chandi Aran, all of Albuquerque; step-granddaughter, Anna Martin of Flint, MI; and step-grandson, Michael Martin of Rochester, NY; three brothers, Charles J. Ondes of Springfield, IL, Melvin J. Ondes of Livingston, IL and William F. Ondes of Glen Carbon, IL; sister, Joyce J. Ficker of Staunton, IL; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Julia Turzak Ondes. Major Ondes was born in Livingston, IL on December 30, 1921. He served in WWII and the Korean War. Major Ondes was an Aircraft Commander and had piloted the B-17, B-24, B-25, B-29, B- 33 and the B-47 aircraft. At the time of his retirement in 1965, he was assigned to The Minuteman Missile program at Vandenburg AFB in California. He loved flying, and after his retirement he flew his own aircraft, a Moony Ranger, for 19 years. He was active in the Republican Party. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held Monday, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE, with Pastor Lemuel boyles officiating. Interment of cremains will be on Tuesday, at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the APDA (American Parkinsons Disease Association) NM Chapter, c/o Bob Dunagan, President, 10817 Griffith Park NE, Albuquerque, NM 87123. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Ortega -- Mr. Ernest Orlando Ortega, 72, a life long resident of Albuquerque passed away on June 19th 2002. Mr. Ortega is survived by his loving children, Elena Garcia and husband, Mike, Ernest Ortega Jr., and his wife, Jesse, Joanne Zamora, Ricky Ortega and his wife, Loretta, Cindy Florez and her husband, Felix, Evelyn Dominguez and her husband, Richard, and Lourdes and her husband, Marty; siblings Mrs. Tere Martinez, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Ortega, Mr. and Mrs. Clemente Ortega, and Mr. and Mrs. Martin Gonzalez; 25 grandchildren; and 23 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wonderful and beautiful wife of 53 years, Mrs. Virginia Ortega. Rosary held Monday June 24, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. at John XXIII, 4831 Tramway Ridge. Burial mass held Tuesday June 25, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. Father Arc, Celebrant. Interment will follow at San Jose de Armijo Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mike Garcia, Richard Dominguez, Felix and Orlando Florez, and Marty and Andrew Martinez.
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Richardson -- Dave Richardson, 52, a longtime resident of Albuquerque, died on June 20, 2002. He is survived by his son, Daniel Richardson and wife, Patricia of Albuquerque; Mother, Estelle Todd of North Carolina; Brother, Roy Richardson and wife, Nancy; Niece Regina Richardson, all of North Carolina; Stepdaughter, Terry Goodrum-Gillespie and her children all of Albuquerque. Dave was a truck driver with A.B.F. for over 11 years. He enjoyed the outdoors including hunting. A great quality that people will remember him by is his stubbornness, a quality that makes the family strong. Cremation has taken place. French Mortuary Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW.
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Roberts -- Bernice Dean Roberts, a resident of Albuquerque since 1973, passed from this life on June 1, 2002. Born in Cash, Texas to a farming family on July 5, 1902, she was the second youngest of four daughters and three sons of Charles Reed Dean and Josie Eveline Bateman-Dean. Following the loss of her father when she was ten years old, Bernice and her six siblings worked long hours in the family's cotton fields or in the boarding house opened by her mother to help the family survive. Following graduation from high school in 1919, she attended East Texas Teachers College (now part of the Texas A&M sysem), Commerce, Texas before joining her favorite sister, Vena, in El Paso, Texas in 1922. It was here, while working at the White House department store and living with Vena that she met her future husband, John Henry Roberts, who lived in the apartment just across the hall. Married October, 5 1923, in Las Cruces, New Mexico, Bernice bore her first child, a son, Uhl Dean, December 3, 1924. She bore a second son, John Harlan, July 10, 1936. The Roberts family remained in El Paso until 1937 when a prolonged strike at El Paso Electric Company, forced Mr. Roberts to seek employment with the fledgling Tennessee Valley Authority. During the war years, Bernice worked as a Red Cross volunteer. In 1949, her husband left the TVA to accept a position with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers where he remained until failing health dictated his retirement as superintendent of Whitney Dam, Texas in 1964, and claimed his life on March 22, 1971. Bernice shall be remembered as a devoted mother and doting grandmother who enjoyed crocheting, needlepoint, stitchery, and quilting. Both sons and all grandchildren have handmade quilts and crocheted afghans from"Granny R" who always enjoyed working on handmade projects. She is survived by her two loving sons and daughters-in-law, John and Penne of Albuquerque, Dean and Sue of Canby, OR; and by her six grandchildren, Ann Moeller of Sacramento, CA, John and Patti Roberts of Albuquerque, Ron and Linda Roberts of Calgary, Canada, Jon and Pamela Roberts of Austin, TX, Jacqueline and Al Raines of Vancouver, WA, and David and Melisa Thibeau of Lake Oswego, OR; and 13 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service honoring Bernice and the 100th year of her birth will be held in St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 9500 Constitution Ave NE, at 10:00 a.m. on July 5, 2002.
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Romero -- Cenobia Romero, the Lord embraced Cenhobia June 21 with her loving family beside her. Born in Cuba, NM on February 29, 1916, daughter of Emilio and Margarita Crespin. She was preceded in death by her husband Francisco (Frank); her son Richard; and grandson Vincent Nelson. Cenobia is survived by her children; Lina Bragg Harper of Houston, TX, Sue Romero, Robert and Renee Romero of Roswell, Lorraine Lyon and husband Toby, Phillip Romero and wife Carmen, Rose and husband Dennis Naidus of Houston, TX, Leann Seiler and husband George, Shirley Eck and husband Mark of Dana Point, CA, and Frances Romero from Fontana, CA. Her brother Manuel Crespin; and her sister Dolores Casaus of Cuba, NM; 23 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren also survive her. Cenobia was married to her husband Francisco for 57 and together raised 10 children. Not only was she a meticulous housekeeper but also strived for perfection. Her family was always her priority. Cenobia passed on her values of life to her children. She loved her brothers and sisters very much. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She will be greatly missed. The rosary will be recited 7:00 p.m. Monday in the Chapel of Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 4th at Alameda NW. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. Serving as casket bearers will be; Richard Romero, Anthony Romero, Roy Bragg, Ross Romero, David Romero, Michael Romero; as honorary bearers, Toby Lyon and George Seiler. Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle NE, are in charge of arrangements.
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Ronayne -- John James Ronayne. On Monday, June 10, 2002, John James Ronayne, longtime resident of Albuquerque, N.M. passed away at Saint Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho, with his daughter and son-in-law by his side. John was born on July 24, 1928, only son to John Francis and Johanna Mary Ronayne of Boston, MA. On June 18, 1949, while serving in the U.S. Army, John married Mary Jane Giddings. Upon his discharge from the service, John and Mary settled in Albuquerque, N.M., where they raised two children, Nancy Ann Stanfill and John R. Ronayne. John Sr. worked for the Santa Fe Railroad for a few years and then began a career with the Albuquerque Journal and Tribune. He worked for the paper for 25 years in the circulation department and in security where he retired in 1983. John was an avid lover of old cars and was active in the Veterans Motor Car Club of America for many years, touring with his two antique cars he had restored himself. He came to live in Asotin, WA. with his daughter after the passing of his wife of 50 years. John was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mary Jane; his son, John R. Ronayne; and his granddaughter, Elise Flemming. He is survived by his only daughter, Nancy Ann Stanfill; his much loved mother-in-law, Ms. Melva Jane Giddings of Grants, N.M; his granddaughter, Johanna Krieger, of Kamiah, ID; his granddaughter, Colleen Smith of Mesa, AZ; and five great-grandchildren. John's remains will be taken back to Albuquerque for interment with his wife. Melva and Nancy would also like to thank all the friends and neighbor who have helped so much in the past few months.
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Taichert -- Marvin H. Taichert, age 69, a lifetime resident of Las Vegas, NM passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, June 20, 2002. He was born in Las Vegas, NM on June 2, 1933 to the late Milton Taichert and Frances Estrach Taichert. He was a 1955 graduate of Harvard University with highest honors. He was a self-employed businessman and former owner of Taichert's Clothing Store on Douglas Avenue, retiring in 1990. He was founder and also served as President of the Montefiore Cemetery Association. He devoted himself to the Cemetery and organizing clean-up and other activities at the cemetery. He was a great gardener and cook. He was a very generous donor to the Harvard University, University of New Mexico and New Mexico Highlands University and to several other charities. He was a member of the Beit Tikba Synagogue. He is preceded in death by parents, Milton Taichert in 1989 and Frances Taichert in 1978. He is survived by cousins, Robert Taichert and wife, Zane of Albuquerque, Louise Taichert Feldman M.D. and husband, Sanford Feldman M.D. of Mill Valley CA, Marion Goodman and husband, Sam of Encino, CA, John Feldman and wife, Carol of Albuquerque and Hal Abrams and wife, Judy of Alabama. The family wishes to express special gratitude to Mayra Lucero, special friend and caregiver for the 15 years; his nurse and friend, Anna R. Solano; caregivers, Jessie Encinias, Josephine Lujan, Joyce LeDoux, Beatrice LeDoux, Estella Garcia, Linda Morales and Renee Aguilar. Funeral Services will be conducted on Monday, June 24, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 715 National Ave., Las Vegas, NM with Rabbi Leonard Helmen of Santa Fe, NM and Rabbi John Feldman of Albuquerque. Interment will follow at the Montefiore Cemetery in Las Vegas, NM with the following serving as casket bearers, Robert Taichert, Michael Gregory, Ted Herberger, Lewis Terr, James Terr and Alfredo Gonzales. He will lie in state at the Rogers Chapel on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. where family and friends may call. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Paws, C/O Susan West, 1822 7th Street, Las Vegas, NM 87701. Arrangements are under the direction of the Rogers Mortuary, Las Vegas, NM 1-800-479-3511.
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Trampe -- The family of Melvin E. Trampe thanks their many friends and relatives whose sympathy and thoughtfulness will always be greatly remembered and deeply appreciated. Whatever part the Lord had you play to console our hearts, we thank you so much and may He bless each one of you. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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Trujillo -- Jose P. Trujillo, born Wednesday, February 4, 1931 in Coyote, NM, passed away on Friday, June 21, 2002 in Albuquerque, NM. Jose was a resident of Albuquerque for 13 years and had retired as foreman for General Motors in Van Nuys, CA where he was an active UAW member. He also worked as a crossing guard during his retirement at the Sombra del Monte Elementary School in Albuquerque. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Ursula; 3 children, Elaine, Joe and wife, Lilia, Anthony and wife, Sandra, Trujillo; 9 grandchildren, Jennifer and husband, Rodian, Joana, Joseph, Elizabeth, Analisa, Jessica, Stephanie, Stephen and Gabriela; 1 brother, Rosenlando; sisters Clara, Gertrude, Rosa, Teodita and Adelaida; and numerous nieces and nephews. The Rosary will be recited on Sunday, June 23, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Mass will be celebrated on Monday, June 24, 2002 at 8:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Annunciation Catholic Church, 2532 Vermont NE, with Father Ronald Bruckner, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, one hour prior to the Rosary.
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Vigil -- Mrs. Angela Vigil age 35 died Thursday. She was proceeded in death by her husband Richard Vigil Sr.; sister Debbie Luna. She is survived by her father Joe Luna; mother, Elizabeth Johnson; sons, Adrian Vigil, Richard Vigil, Gabriel Vigil, and Benjamin Vigil; brother, Albert Luna; sisters, Liz Cloven, and Julie Luna. Funeral services are pending and will be announced at a later time. Rosary service will be held Tuesday at 7pm at the Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 3rd St. S.W.
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Wagoner -- Jean Ann Wagoner passed away May 31, 2002 in Ft. Worth, TX. Jean was born on September 28, 1958 in Albuquerque, NM. Jean is survived by parents, Alan and Helen Wagoner of Moriarty, NM; and mother, Donna and Fred Stockdale of Tulsa, OK; also brother, David and wife, Cicely and son, Brian of San Rafael, CA; and sister, Cynthia and Bill Webb and children, Katie and Alex of Tulsa, OK. A Memorial Service will be held at the Education Resource Center at 12001 North Hwy 14 in Cedar Crest 1.5 miles North of I-40 July 1, 2001 at 6:00 p.m. No flowers please.
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Werner -- Robert G. Werner, 90, died June 6, 2002 in Brookings, OR, where he resided with his daughter and son-in-law, following a long illness. Mr. Werner was born June 11, 1911 in New Orleans, LA, a son of Albert and Anna Werner. He was raised in New Orleans and graduated from Warren Easton High School at the age of 16. He attended Tulane University and Loyola University in New Orleans graduating from Loyola in 1936 with a B.S. in physics. Following college, Bob taught physics and mathematics for two years before accepting a position as a junior physicist and cement inspector with the U.S. Bureau of Standards from 1937-1940. On August 27, 1938, he and Louise Gardner were married in San Antonio, TX where they made their home until transferring with the Bureau to Everett, WA, then Washington, D.C. Bob served as a radio engineer with the Signal Corps, War Department in Washington, D.C. from 1940 - 1942. In August, 1942, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army Air Corps (later the U.S. Air Force). He served as a procurement planning officer in Airways and Air Communications Service and technical advisor/radio engineer in the Air Force where he determined requirements for communications and navigational aids. He medically retired as a Lt. Col. in August of 1952. Bob's service to his country took him to many areas of the world including China, Africa and Guam. Bob was employed as a plans analyst with the U.S.A.F. Security Service at Medina Base in San Antonio, TX from 1952-1956. He then worked as a physicist/engineer with the Atomic Energy Commission at Sandia Base, Albuquerque, NM from 1956 until July 24, 1967, when he retired from civil service. Following retirement, Bob moved to Conchas Lake, NM where he was active on the water board and in the Lion's Club until 1997 when he moved to Irvine, CA to reside with his daughter and son-in-law, Bobbie and Dan Aldinger. He moved to Brookings, OR in 2001 with Bobbie and Dan. Bob enjoyed fishing, golfing, and hunting in his earlier years. He also showed chow dogs. He was an excellent bridge player and taught the game to others. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Devine, TX and had received his 50 year pin in 1995. While living in Albuquerque, Bob was active in the Shriners. He was a past member of the American Legion. He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Bobbie and Dan Aldinger of Brookings and Rhonda and George Berkopec of Clovis, NM; a son and daughter-in-law, Albert"Pete" and Dusty Werner of Conchas, NM; ten grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise, March 1, 1968; and a brother, Albert. A Memorial Service will be held September 17, 2002 in Devine, TX.
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White -- Harriett Reymore White born on December 12, 1916 passed away on June 17, 2002. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She graduated high school from Medville High in Medville, PA and attended Allegheny College for two years. She married Eugene E. Reymore in 1939. They moved from Pennsylvania to Albuqerque in 1952 with their three children. While raising her children, she was very active with the Albuquerque Garden Club, Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, and St. John's Methodist Church. She enjoyed playing golf and bowling and played bridge almost every week. Her first husband passed away in 1982 and in 1985, she married John B. White who also preceded her in death. She is survived by her son, David G. Reymore and his wife, Kim; her daughters, Ruth Harris and Kathy Reymore; grandchildren, William Reymore, Ashley Cloud and husband, Jimmy, Kevin Doherty and wife, Debbie, Meghan Armenta and husband, Greg, Brendan Doherty and wife, Gaylen Parsons, Dr. Erin Doherty and husband, Dr. Mike Howard, Allison Von Dreele and Wendy Adrian, and Shawn Von Dreele and husband, Toby; great-grandchildren, Alyssa and Jesse Cloud, Caitlyn Turner and Patrick Armenta, and Cuchuliann Howard. A Private Celebration of Life will be held at the family's residence. A Memorial Service will be held at St. John's Methodist Church, 2626 Arizona SE, Albuquerque, NM on Thursday, June 27, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. Donations may be made to St. John's Methodist Church, 2626 Arizona St. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Sunrise Society is serving the family. 891-8200. 
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