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Abbott -- Herbert D. Abbott, born December 23, 1938 to Sam and Lena Abbott in Little Rock, Arkansas, passed away Monday December 9, 2002 after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Regina of the family home; daughter, Sarah; son, Charles; and one grandchild. Herbert is also survived by his brother, Hoyt Abbott; and sisters, Lera Stokes, Martha Lester, and Dorothy Jones. His parents, Sam and Lena Abbott; and his sister, Pearie Abbott preceded him in death. Herbert retired from Sandia Labs after 25 years as a Health Physicist. Cremation has taken place and a memorial will be held at a later date. ASPEN FUNERAL ALTERNATIVES 1935 JUAN TABO NE ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87112 (505) 323-9000
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Andrews -- Helen Irene Andrews, 76, a resident of Albuquerque since 1987, died Friday, December 6, 2002. She is survived by her husband, Robert L. Andrews, Sr. of Albuquerque; son, Robert L. Andrews, Jr. and wife, Kathleen; grandson, Michael K. Andrews, all of Edgewood; sister, Billie Bent of Springfield, MO; and brother, Don Adkins and wife, Jo of Conway, MO. Mrs. Andrews was a member of Lew Wallace Chapter National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, Missouri State Historical Society, Phi Theta Kappa Fraternity of Kansas City, Kansas Community College and past member of New Mexico Art League. She attended St. Mary's College in Leavenworth, Kansas. Cremation has taken place and Memorial Services will be held Friday, 11:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE. Interment of cremains will take place at 1:30 p.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery.
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Brake -- Ernest Ernie Brake Jr., 67, a resident of Albuquerque, died Tuesday, December 10, 2002. He is survived by his wife, Patricia"Pat" Brake; daughter, Denae Brake-Byrd and husband, Robert Byrd; son, Bryan Brake; daughter, Stacey Brake; dog and buddy, Shogun, all of Albuquerque; brothers, Norman Brake and Darrell Brake; and sisters, Ruth Ballentine, Geneva Ellison, Carolyn Hudson, and Patricia Ragsdale. Mr. Brake was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Beulah Brake; and brothers, Harvey and Eldon Brake. He will be remembered as a loving, caring, and kind husband and father, who was always independent, never a quitter, and forever strong. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, December 14, 2002, at 1:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Memorial contributions may be made to the UNM Cancer Research Center, 9300 Camino de Salud NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87131. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd NE.
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Carrillo -- Rudolfo"Rudy" Carrillo, September 9, 1926 - December 2, 2002. Rudy, 76, a devout Roman Catholic, left this life to be with God on December 2, 2002. Rudy was a native New Mexican and WWII Veteran, serving in the United States Navy in the Pacific Theatre, 1942-45. Rudy was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Trujillo Carrillo; father and mother, Albino Carrillo and Ester Nevarez Carrillo; brothers, Joe and Albino; and sisters, Deborah and Corrine. Survivors include two sons, Albino Carrillo of Saint Paul, MN, and Rudy Carrillo of Albuquerque; one daughter, Ysela M. Carrillo, MD of Nashville, TN; two grandchildren, Kiara and Cruz; and many cousins and nieces; sisters, Cuca Gilliland of Redlands, CA and Dolores Rede of Las Cruces, NM. Rudy Carrillo was a graduate of Las Cruces High School and of New Mexico A&M College. After proudly serving his country, he spent much of his adult life in politics, running successfully for political office in the late 1950's and early 1960's. He was the County Clerk in Dona Ana County, and later a State Representative. He was the director of Urban Renewal in Gallup, NM. Later in life, Rudy became a successful insurance salesman while keeping up with local and state politics from his home in Albuquerque. Rudy was well known in New Mexico State Democratic circles, and worked with both lobbyists and politicians, even as he got older. Rudy will be remembered for his winning smile, charm, his way with words, and his perseverance in the face of all adversity, he never gave up. He was a truly wonderful man. A Mass and Memorial Service will be held at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery Chapel at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 14, 2002. Cemetery is located at 7999 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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Cigolle -- Gladys Cigolle, 91, a resident of Albuquerque since 1947, died Monday, December 9, 2002. She is survived by her niece, Marcia Bumkens; great-niece, Lisa Zawadzki and husband, Andrew, all of Albuquerque; great-nephew, John Bumkens of Boulder, CO; great-great-niece, Eva Zawadzki; great-great-nephew, David Zawadzki; nieces, Joanne Cigolle, all of Albuquerque,Melanie Howlett and husband, Dan of Lander, WY and Yvonne Siegel of Maui, HI; and many other nieces and nephews to whom she was a favorite aunt. Mrs. Cigolle was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Cigolle. She and Charlie owned and operated Wells Market for many years. Services will be Friday, 2:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE, with Randy Deckwerth officiating. Interment will take place at Forest Lawn Memorial Garden in LaSalle, Illinois. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Corbett -- Glen O. Corbett, 79, a resident of Albuquerque since 1959, died Sunday, December 8, 2002. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Wilma Corbett; daughters, Glenda Davis and husband, Craig, Gail Fisher and husband, Ken of Kuna, ID; son, Gary Corbett and wife, Elena Giacci; daughter, Marilyn Corbett; grandchildren, Robin and Tim Booth, Jennifer Steffens, Karen and Brian Whaley, Lisa and Arlis Ball, Leon Corbett, and Lora and Robert Taylor; great-grandchildren, Sara, Allie, Matt, Derrek, Spencer, Nathan, Andrew, Cody, Akalah, Aidan, and Dylan; and sister-in-law, Helen Moore. Glen was born in Huntington, WV on December 12, 1922. He served in the United States Navy in WWII in the Submarine Services as an electrician's mate. He worked for the Bendix Corporation and Sandia Laboratories, retiring in 1988. He was active in the Submarine Veterans of WWII and Bear Canyon Senior Citizens Center. He was an avid"HAM" Radio operator and enjoyed senior softball and poker with his friends. Cremation has taken place and interment of cremains will take place Friday, December 13, 2002, 10:00 a.m, at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Memorial services will be held Friday, December 13, 2002, 3:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Disease Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, NY, NY, 10163 or the Animal Humane Association, 615 Virginia Se, 87108. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE
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Cortez -- Funeral Services for Mr. Margo Cortez will be held on Thursday at St. Therese Catholic Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Danny Lucero, Carlos Rodriguez, Paul Cortez, Vincent Gurule, Lee Armijo and Anthony Cortez. An additional honorary pallbearer will be his brother-in-law, Eddie Jaramillo. Arrangements by Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Davis -- The family of Marian Davis, 60, of Albuquerque, wish to inform those who had the pleasure of knowing Marian in this life, that on the sixth day of December, 2002, she peacefully passed on. She was proceeded in death by her parents, Clarence and Marguerite of Albuquerque, her brother Jerry, and her sister Dale. Many people had the pleasure of knowing her through her service as a nurse and work as a mentor for nurses and burgeoning poets. She is survived by her loving husband Victor and sons, Scott and Kelly, all of Albuquerque. One brother, Don and his family of Washington. Three sisters; Carol and her family of Colorado, Shirley and her family of Texas, Myrna and her family of Tennessee and Colorado. It is the wish of the family that all those who knew Marian keep her memory alive in their hearts and always remember the good times that we shared. "Listen In the space between the raindrops I wait for you Listen In the center of your being Listen" ...Marian M. Davis  1942-2002
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Duran -- The family of Stella S. Duran 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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Frank -- Ralph E. Frank, 86, died peacefully after a long illness on Friday, November 15, 2002 in Manchester, CT. He is survived by his wife, Barbara F. Frank of Manchester, CT; son, William M. Frank; daughter-in-law, Kathleen A. Frank; grandsons, Devin J. Frank and Liam M. Frank of St. College, PA; brother, Austin C. Frank; nephew, Lawrence L. Frank and family of Albuquerque; and niece, Janet A. Olsen and family of Tustin, CA. Mr. Frank was preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca Menaul Frank of Albuquerque, to whom he was married for 34 years. He was born in Albuquerque in 1915 to Harry V. Frank and Frances (Orbin) Frank. Mr. Frank graduated from the University of New Mexico, majoring in engineering and served as an officer in the U.S. Navy for 21 years. During his naval career he served as an Aerologist on aircraft carriers during WWII, the Korean War and at many naval air stations ranging from Africa to Guam. Following his retirement from the Navy he worked as a meteorologist at United Technologies of East Hartford, CT. He married his second wife, Barbara in 1978. There will be a memorial Service Saturday, December 14, 2002, at 2:00 p.m., at the Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum Chapel, at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE, with Pastor Rick Donaho officiating. Interment of cremains will take place at Sunset Memorial Park. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Gallegos -- Margaret J. Gallegos, 71, went home to be with the Lord on December 10, 2002. She was born on January 9, 1931 in Canon De Jemez, NM. Mrs. Gallegos is survived by her husband Ross Gallegos, son Thomas Gallegos; daughters, Susan Anderson and husband, Harold, Lucy Johnson and husband, Rick, Elaine Martinez and husband, J.V. and Diana Chavez and husband, Dennis; brother, Frank Garcia and wife, Mary; sisters, Petrita Gutierrez and husband,Arturo, Teresita Trujillo and husband, Lupe and Tommie Martinez; grandchildren, Sabrina, Shavanah, Cody, Rebecca, Tiffany, Amanda, Christina, Melissa, Stephanie and Maegan. Margaret will be deeply missed by her loving family. A Rosary will be recited on Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Edwin Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. also at St. Edwin Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Pete Vega, Danny Garcia, Larry Garcia, Phillip Garcia, David Garcia and Arturo Trujillo Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Louie Garcia and Frank Garcia Jr. Services are in the care of: Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover Ave. SW
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Gallegos -- Mrs. Victoria M. Gallegos died Tuesday, December 10, 2002 in Albuquerque at the age of 70. She is preceded in death by a daughter, Geradette Gallegos. Mrs. Gallegos is survived by her husband, John Joe Gallegos of the family home; seven children, Michael Gallegos, Patricia Gallegos, both of Albuquerque, John S. Gallegos and wife, Annabel of Arizona, Cathy R. Evangelesta and husband Steve of Arizona, Victoria Gallegos and fiance Gabe Mariscal, of Arizona, and Crystle Gallegos of Albuquerque; five grandchildren, Analeisha Gallegos, Alexa Armenta, Gabriel Mariscal, Mychal Mariscal and Chuck Evangelesta; three brothers, Lamberto Baca, Armando Baca and Lorenzo Baca; five sisters, Marcella Padilla, Elisa Baca, Dolores Chavez, Lucy Griego and Bertha Gurule. Visitations will be Thursday from 8:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. A Rosary will immediately follow at the Church. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. on Friday at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Annabel Gallegos, Steve Evangelesta, Gabe Mariscal, Brandon Stephenson, Danny Griego and Martin Nieto. Honorary pallbearers will be Monica Griego, Denise Leaf, and Theresa Garcia. Arrangements by Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Gonzales -- Mr. Isauro C. Gonzales, born to Pedro and Casimira Gonzales on January 30, 1921 in Colonias, NM, died Monday, December 9, 2002 in Albuquerque at the age of 81. He joined the Merchant Marines and served throughout World War II. He was a member of the American Legion. He was a foster grandparent for 17 years. He is survived by his brothers and sisters, Donaciano Gonzales, Charlotte (Carlie) Gonzales, Albert Gonzales and wife, Rose, Manuel Gonzlaes and wife, Mary. He is also survived by two special nephews, Felipe Gonzales and Albert Gonzales. He was preceded in death by sister, Placida Madrid and brothers, Carmal Gonzales and Jose Gonzales. Funeral Services for Mr. Gonzales will be held on Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Burial will take place at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 12:00 p.m. Pallbearers will be Tony Madrid, Carmen Gonzales Jr., Michael Madrid, Anthony Gonzales, Maurice Chavez and Tony Gonzales. Honorary pallbearers will be Bennie Gonzales, Mannie Gonzales and Bernie Gonzales. A Rosary will be recited on Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church. Arrangements by Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Gutierrez -- William Gutierrez, 64, went home to be with the Lord on December 1, 2002. He was born on January 19, 1938 in Albuquerque. He is preceded in death by his father, Gabriel Gutierrez; mother, Candelaria A. Gutierrez; brother, Gilberto Gutierrez; sisters, Lucille G. Gonzales, Viola G. Nye; and wife, Kathleen Gutierrez. Mr. Gutierrez is survived by his daughter, Ann Marie Garcia; stepsons, Richard James Romero and Jessie John Romero; grandchildren, Loretta Garcia and Desiree Garcia; sisters, Flora G. Stumbler, Irene G. Hughes and Sally G. Lattin. Mr. Gutierrez will be deeply missed by his loving family. A Rosary will be recited on Friday evening at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church at 7:00 p.m.
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Hawkins -- Dolores Vigil Hawkins, passed away peacefully on December 9, 2002. She had recently moved back to Santa Fe. Dolores was a devout Catholic and a parishioner of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish in Moriarty, NM; also a member of the Altar Society. Dolores retired from the New Mexico Highway Department in 1969. She married Ernest Hawkins and moved to Moriarty where she lived for 33 years. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Hawkins; her parents, Meliton Vigil, Sr. and Guadalupita Rael- Vigil; her sisters, Annie Romero, Matianna Taylor, and Lucy Barreras; her brother, Meliton Vigil, Jr. She is survived by her brother, Ernest Vigil, and his wife, Anna Mae; her sister-in-law, Yolanda Vigil; her niece, Olinda Garcia; and many other nieces and nephews. Dolores is also survived by her daughter, Dorothy Peterson and her husband, Duke; their children, Anne Peterson and John Peterson, wife, Louise and their children, Kevin and Kate. A Rosary will be held Thursday. December 12, 2002. 4:00 p.m. at the Berardinelli Family Funeral services in Santa Fe, NM. Mass will be celebrated Friday, December 13, 2002, 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Moriarty, NM, with Father Anthony Martinez officiating. Burial will take place at the Rosario Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM, at 2:30 p.m. Arrangements were entrusted to Harris-Hanlon Mortuary in Moriarty, NM. Grant G. Preston, Funeral Director. 505-832-6130.
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Jaramillo -- A final visitation for Mrs. Josephine Jaramillo will be Thursday morning from 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Light Catholic Church in Cubero, N.M. with a Communion Service to be held at 11:00 a.m. by Deacon William P. Beaton. Interment will follow in the Cubero Cemetery, Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd. SW in charge of the arrangements.
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Kastning -- Mary Jane Kastning a longtime resident of Albuquerque died Sunday, December 8, 2002. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Hugo Kastning Sr.; and sister, Betty Snyder. She is survived by her sons, Joseph Hugo Jr., David C. and wife, Carol, Robert L. Kastning all of Albuquerque; three grandchildren, Windy Chacon, Orlena and Jane Kastning; two great-grandchildren, Marcus and Jacquelyn Chacon; sister, Martha Polson, WA; and brother, Robert White, AZ. Cremation has taken place by Direct Services. Private Services will be Friday, December 13, 2002 at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.
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Kilmer -- Jack Stanwood Kilmer, 83, died Sunday, December 8, 2002. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Clydine Kilmer; one stepdaughter; three adopted children; one step-grandson; and four great- grandchildren. Jack served in the Army during WWII and retired from the FAA after 32 years of service. Jack was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason and a Shriner. He was past commander of the Legion of Honor and an avid golfer. He was a loving husband, excellent father, and faithful friend who will be missed by all those who knew him. Memorial Services will be held Thursday, December 12, 2002, 10:00 am, at the Shrine Center, 6600 Zuni SE. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the Shriners Transportation Fund, 6600 Zuni SE. Arrangements by French Mortuary - Lomas Blvd Chapel.
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Lange -- Jeanette Lange, May 3, 1914 - December 9, 2002. A resident of Santa Fe, NM since 1945, Jeanette died peacefully at her home in the presence of family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Paul Lange, Sr. She is survived by three sisters; two brothers; her daughter, Bunnie and husband, Dick Rotto of Santa Fe; son, Paul Lange, Jr and wife, Kathy Lange of Albuquerque; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Jeanette was the daughter-in-law of Hans Lange who conducted the Albuquerque Civic Symphony in the late 50s. A Memorial Service will be conducted on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Santa Fe. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, anyone desiring to do so may make a memorial contribution to their favorite charity.
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Lewis -- Vera Marguerite Lewis, born June 25, 1919 in Lone Wolf, OK, passed away Sunday, December 8, 2002, at Emerald Springs in Yuma, AZ. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Col. Terry S. Lewis; three sisters; and her parents, Beulah and Johnnie McConnell. She is survived by one son, Dr. Terry A. Lewis and his wife, Cheryl of Yuma, AZ; and one daughter, Martha A. Crane and her husband, Charles of Portales, NM; one grandson, Kennan Crane and his wife, Chandra of Atlanta, GA; and one granddaughter, Christy Crane of Atlanta, GA. Marguerite was a longtime resident of Albuquerque where she was an active member of First Baptist Church. She taught five-years-olds in Sunday School, Sunbeams, and Mission Friends for many years. Marguerite was also active in the Officers Wives Club at Kirtland AFB, what is now the Alpha Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, and Gourmet. She enjoyed golfing, bowling, bridge, 42, and trout fishing, in addition to her family and church activities. Services will be held Friday, December 13, 2002, at 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Interment will follow at 2:00 p.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Thursday, December 12, 2002, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to the New Mexico Baptist Camps, PO Box 485, Albuquerque, NM, 87103-0485.
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Martinez -- Adolph O. Martinez was born Saturday, March 22, 1924 in Clayton, NM and died Sunday, December 8, 2002 in St. Louis, MO. He is survived by his wife, Josie O. Martinez (Sanchez); sons, Fred A. and John J. (Jake); sisters, Linda Sandoval, Marie O. Newman and Maxine Dawson; brothers, Frank N. and Philip A.; granddaughters, Tammy and Gabrielle. He was preceded in death by a brother, Alfred B. Adolph was the son of Alfredo B. Martinez and Monica (Vigil) of Boyeros, NM. After 30 years working for the Albuquerque Transit Authority and eight years as a Union Representative. He retired and moved to St. Louis, MO to be with his oldest son and began a business. He resided there until his death. Rosary will be recited Thursday, December 12, 2002, 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. Mass will be celebrated Friday, December 13, 2002, 9:00 a.m. at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 11401 Indian School Road NE. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Friends may visit Thursday, December 12, 2002 from 2:00 p.m. until time of the Rosary. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
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Morgan -- Walter D. Morgan, Jr., affectionately known as"Buddy", age 78, died Saturday December 7, 2002. Walter was born on February 23, 1924 in Los Angeles, CA to the late Walter Sr. and Jean Ethel Morgan. Walter was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church. Walter was retired from the U.S. Air Force and from United States Fidelity and Guarantee Co. He lived in Albuquerque for 34 years. Walter was a member of the Masonic Lodge Temple #6. He volunteered in the community for the Teen Crisis Hotline, his church, Good Neighbor Fund and the Council of International Visitors. Survivors include his devoted wife, Anneliese M. Morgan; daughters, Barbara A. Morgan of Embudo, NM, Jean Marie Vance of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Annelie Gallea of Albuquerque, NM; grandsons, Matthew Vance of Austin, TX and Eric Gallea of Gallup, NM. Walter was a humorous, generous and outgoing man who loved his family and friends. Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 14, 2002 at St. Luke Lutheran Church 9100 Menaul Blvd NE with Rev. David E. Cruson officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wildlife Center P.O. Box 246, Espanola, NM 87532. Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave. is handling arrangements.
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Mossman -- Doreen G. Mossman, 89, passed away in Albuquerque on December 2, 2002. Born in England, Doreen came to New Mexico in 1947 to marry her late husband, George Mossman. A survivor of the German blitz, she met and fell in love with George while he was with the U. S. Army Air Corps in Britain during WWII. Doreen quickly adopted Albuquerque as her hometown, and she and George were active in the local business community and social scene. Many will remember Doreen's strong British ways, including a penchant for letting others know when they were not behaving"properly." An impeccable dresser, she worked for years at Kistler-Collister where stylish Albuquerque ladies sought her advice on fashion and grooming. Doreen is survived by cousin, Walter Hines and wife, Bettie of Albuquerque; nephew, Dr. Philip Isaac and wife, Jane of Oklahoma City; niece, Patricia Fowler and husband, Colin of Mallorca; and many local friends, including Peggy Piper and Jo Paige. A private memorial is pending. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Presbyterian Hospice.
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Navarro -- Pete Navarro, born October 10, 1913 in Mexico, was called to his Eternal home on December 8, 2002. Uncle Pete will be home for Christmas where he will be celebrating his Lord and Saviors' birthday. Pete migrated to Texas at the age of 14. He traveled from Texas to Arizona and California, finally settling in Albuquerque where he met and wed his wife, Elvira who preceded him in death in 2000. He was a chef for Fred Harvey for many years. He owned and operated several restaurants, the last being Taco Sombrero, from which he retired. Pete was a man of great faith and enjoyed sharing biblical stories. He enjoyed attending the Spanish Mass at Queen of Heaven and La Misa de Los Immigrantes at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. He is survived by nieces, Sylvia Lucero and Florence Garcia; his caregiver, Michael Lucero; sisters-in-law, Ruby Gallegos and Amarita Francia; and brothers-in-law, Ismael and Todosio Jaramillo. A Rosary will be recited at 10:15 a.m. on Friday in the small Chapel of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 5415 Fortuna NW, followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. with Deacon Juan Barajas presiding. Cremation has taken place and Interment of Pete and Elvira will be in Carnuel, New Mexico..
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Otero -- Rudolph F. Otero. The day was long, the burden I had borne seemed heavier than I could longer bear, and then it lifted-but I did not know some one had knelt in prayer. Had taken me to God that very hour, and asked the easing of the load, and He, in infinite compassion, had stooped down and taken it from me. Rudolph Fred Otero of Albuquerque passed away on Sunday, December 8, 2002. He was born on November 5, 1920 in San Rafael, Valencia County, NM to his parents, the late Amado L. Otero and Premia Mirabal Otero. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Fannie S. Otero and by his children, Rosalie C. Otero, David L. Otero, his wife, Dorinda, all of Albuquerque and Margaret Ann Otero-Keiser of Rio Rancho. Survivors also include three brothers, Arthur L. Otero of San Francisco, CA; Amado E. Otero, his wife, Lala, of Albuquerque; and Dan L. Otero of Phoenix, AZ and three sisters, Evangeline Otero Murphy of Tucson, AZ; Margaret Otero Kunkel, her husband, Wayne, of Albuquerque and Ann Otero C De Baca, her husband, Leroy, of Albuquerque. Rudy is also survived by his beloved grandchildren: Michael Arthur and Carlos J. Otero and Andrea Ellen Otero-Benoit all of Denver, CO; Jeffrey M. Naranjo of Española, Kevin J. Otero, Anna Christina Yurcic, Jeremy F. Keiser and Derrick L. Keiser all of Albuquerque. Rudy's close-knit family includes numerous nieces and nephews and his only surviving aunt, Viola McBride, as well as his loving Godchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Rudolph was predeceased by his eldest son, Rudy Otero, Jr. in 1994 and by his brother, Robert Charles Otero in 1996 as well as by his beloved parents-in-law, David and Teresina Struck of Taos, New Mexico. Rudy was a faithful member of Risen Savior Catholic Community where he loved and appreciated his many friends there and the very special Spanish choir at the 8:00 a.m. Mass. Rudy served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific and the Philippines Liberation Ribbons and the Presidential Unit Citation. Upon his discharge from the service as a disabled veteran, he went to work with the New Mexico State Labor Dept. where he served for 38 years as a popular member of the management staff until his retirement. Among his hobbies were hunting and fishing, and local and state politics where he actively campaigned for his favorite candidates. Rudy was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He served as the State Commander and served three terms as Post 5610 Commander. He also held other offices during his lifetime and received the VFW National Distinguished Service Award three consecutive years. He attended veteran's conferences throughout the country, including 26 consecutive years to Washington, D. C. lobbying Congress for veterans' benefits. He was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the AMVETS organizations, devoting untiring efforts to help with job training, hospitalization, pension and assistance to families. Rudy was Chairman of Jobs for Veteran Chapter in Albuquerque. He was named All-American Commander in the VFW as well as NM Veteran of the Year by the State Legislature and received numerous other awards for his service. He also served on the Veterans' Service Commission under Governor Anaya. Rudy was also a prominent civic individual, serving on independent committees for Better Schools, chairman for such groups as March of Dimes, the Heart Fund, the hospital fund drive, and the Governor's Committee for the Employment of the Physically Handicapped. Rudy's lineage dates back to the Spanish Conquistadores through Territorial Governor Miguel Otero and the legendary Lt. Col. Manuel Chavez of Civil War fame. His father and grandfathers were prominent ranchers and legislators in New Mexico. Rudy was a wonderful husband and father and a generous man that will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 10, 2002 and on Wednesday, December 11, 2002 at 6:00 p.m. with a Rosary scheduled for 7:00 p.m. both evenings at Sandia Funeral Care, 7601 Wyoming NE, Albuquerque, NM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Risen Savior Catholic Community, 7701 Wyoming NE at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 12, 2002 with interment to follow at 12 noon at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM. Sandia Funeral Care 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM (505) 821-0010
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Perez -- In Loving Memory of Vicente"Tito" PerezJanuary 19, 1928 - December 12, 1994 Today marks your 8th Anniversary. Your love remains in our hearts forever. We love and miss you, Your loving family.
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Pirozzi -- James A. Pirozzi, age 58, an Edgewood resident of 12 years died December 11, 2002. Survivors include his wife, Sharon R. Pirozzi of the family home in Edgewood; daughters, Ann Marie Pirozzi of Albany, NY, Hillary Fletcher of Omaha, NE; son, Jeremy Brown of Dallas, TX; sister, Louise Pirozzi of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren, Miranda Bordina, Jack Fletcher, Baye Fletcher and Zane Fletcher; also father-in-law, Harold Rothstein; and sister-in-law, Debra Clark; many aunts, uncles and cousins also survive James. James dearly loved his wife and was a loving husband, father and generous kind soul. Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 14, 2002 at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church Hwy 344 Woods End Rd. Edgewood, NM with Rev. Martinez officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the James Pirozzi Science Scholarship Fund at Rio Grande High School 2300 Arenal Rd. SW, Albuq, NM 87105. Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave. SE is handling his arrangements.
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Rhodes -- Yvonne van der Veen Rhodes, 68 of Cedar Crest passed away on Monday morning, December 9, 2002. Yvonne is survived by her husband, Edward Rhodes, daughter, Erica (Robin) Spring and husband, David of Oregon, son-in-law, Gary Hawks and wife, Martha of Arkansas; grandchildren, Jason, Joshua, and Sara; sister, Licia Tellegen and husband, Auke; brother, Bernard van der Veen and wife, Gerda; sister, Antoinette Snyder and husband, Joseph. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Gaele Hawks and parents, Antoinette Duetz and Gaele van der Veen. Yvonne was born in Medan, Indonesia and spent 3 years in a Japanese prison camp during World War II. She and Edward were married in May 1957. Yvonne also spent 17 years with her family living and working in Saudi Arabia. Her interests included working for the local neighborhood association and the water co-op, gardening, cooking, crocheting, grandparenting, and especially duplicate bridge. Memorial Services will be held Friday, December 13, 2002, 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, with Pastor Rick Donaho officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Counseling Center of Central Oregon, 1010 N W Harriman, Suite B, Bend OR 97701 which specializes in spousal abuse. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
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Saiz -- James Martin Saiz, age 21, passed away December 11, 2002. He was always smiling, and was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend. James graduated from La Cueva High School in 1999. He is survived by his parents, Rudy and Yvette Saiz; and Monica and Kenny Chavez; brothers, Carlos Vigil, Rudy Saiz Jr., and Timothy Saiz; sisters, Rita Saiz, and Christina Chavez; grandparents Lorenzo and Emma Herrera, Rita Saiz, Frank and Betty Saiz, Charlotte Vallejos, Tony and Nestor Chavez; great-grandmother, Rebecca Archuleta; nephew, Lorenzo Rios Vigil; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who loved and will miss him. Services will be held at Queen of Heaven Parish, 5311 Phoenix Ave. NE.( San Mateo and Menaul). A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 13, 2002. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 14, 2002 with burial following at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Raul Romero, Rico Torres, Carlos Vigil, Tim Saiz, Rudy Saiz, and James E. Saiz. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. Albuq. 505-343-8008.
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Sanchez -- A final visitation for Mr. Raymond E. Sanchez will be Thusday morning from 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 562 Atrisco SW with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. by Father Manuel Viera. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Rd SW in charge of the arrangements.
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Sandlin -- In Loving Memory of Lester Sandlin Sorely missed by his family
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Shearn -- Helen Ann Henaman Shearn, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on December 9, 2002. Helen was born on October 10, 1927 in Armstrong, Iowa to Curtis and Jessie Lee Martin Henaman. She grew up in Albuquerque and was a graduate of Albuquerque High School and attended UNM. Helen loved arts and crafts and was very fond of her woodworking. Prior to retirement, she spent her career working as an assistant to the General Manager for KRZY radio, starting in the 1960's. She took a short hiatus, and then returned to the station for over 25 more dedicated years. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. Helen was preceded in death by her mother, Jessie Lee Henaman. She is survived by her daughters, Linda and husband, Eddie Baragiola of Placitas, Shannon and Tom Szuszalski of Albuquerque; sister, Mary Lee Priestly of Albuquerque; her niece, Barbara Wolfe of Belen; and her precious canine companion, Hop Sing and a host of very special friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Sunrise Funeral Options, 2400 Southern Blvd., in Rio Rancho, with Pastor Rick Donaho as officiant. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society. Services under the care of Sunrise Funeral Options (505) 891-9192.
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Stevens -- Funeral Mass for Maria Aseldita Stevens will be celebrated Thursday, December 12, 2002 at 9:00 a.m. at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Stublefield -- Andy Pete Stublefield, 39, of Los Lunas, NM passed away Saturday, December 7, 2002 after a lengthy battle with diabetes. Andy lived most of his childhood in Portales, NM and moved to Sanders, AZ where he graduated in 1981 from Puerco High School. He married Lynette Scott of Albuquerque in 1985 and they lived in Flagstaff, AZ for a few years. Andy worked as a firefighter and an emergency medical technician. After moving to Los Lunas, NM Andy worked for South Acro and served as an adjunct instructor at the state fire academy in Socorro, NM. He also was a captain and training officer with the Meadow Lake Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the Meadow Lake Community Association. He was active with the American Diabetes Association as a counselor at Camp Triple D in New Mexico. Andy is survived by his wife, Lynette; their one daughter, Mila; his parents, Pete and Dee Stublefield of Colorado City, TX; his brother, Kelly and wife, Lisa Stublefield of Terrell, TX; his mother and father-in-law, Wade and Mary Lou Scott of Albuquerque; two sisters-in-law, Shelyce Brumfield and Tawnya Richard of Albuquerque; one brother-in-law, DeLano Scott of Pocahontas, IL; and many nieces, nephews and friends. In lieu of flowers, an account has been established at Wells-Fargo bank to help defray medical expenses. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, December 13, 2002 at Bethel Heritage Church, 7800 Holbrook, Albuquerque.
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Thomas -- Edward M. Thomas, 53, of Laguna Pueblo, passed away early Tuesday December 10, 2002. He is survived by his daughters, Nissa L. Thomas and Lorin H. Thomas; two grandchildren, Mariah and Matthew; and five sisters, Dorothy Thomas, Edwina Thomas, Patricia Thomas, Vannessa Caspar and Natalie Thomas. Edward was born on December 28, 1948 to Mary E. Thomas and Edward W. Thomas who preceded him in death. He graduated from Laguna-Acoma High School in 1967 and served in the US Army in Germany and Vietnam. Edward received his degree in Sociology from UNM and later worked as a caseworker for the NM Dept. of Corrections, a residential advisor at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute and as an advocate for persons with disabilities at the Independent Living Resource Center. A Burial Service will be held at the village of Paguate Cemetery in Paguate, NM on Thursday, December 12, 2002 at 11:00 a.m.
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Torrez -- A final visitation for Mrs. Dora C. Torrez will be Thursday morning in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel from 7:30 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 8:30 a.m. at St. Edwins Catholic Church by Father Bill Sanchez. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Gabaldon Mortuary in charge of the arrangements.
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Trujillo -- Daniel Trujillo, 70, passed away after a long struggle with cancer on December 9, 2002. He was born in Los Ojos, NM on September 11, 1932 and moved to Albuquerque in 1950. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He attended high school at St. Joseph Catholic School. He worked for many construction sites as a carpenter. Then he went on and received his GB-98 Contractor License. In 1975 he began his work with the Second Judicial Court as an Assistant Director for County Maintenance, where he retired after 25 years. He is survived by his wife, Adelia M. Trujillo of the family home; five daughters, Debbie Trujillo and fiancé, Ricardo Montoya, Theresa Perea and husband, Joe, Barbara Montano and husband, Peter, Christine Mora and husband, Emilio, and Darlene Trujillo and fiancé, Joseph Gitto; three sons, Jimmy Trujillo and wife, Marie, Daniel Gutierrez and fiancée, Caroline Armijo, and Anthony Trujillo, all of Albuquerque; sisters, Julia Valdez of Fairview, NM, Dolores Rivera of Albuquerque, and Lucy Griego and husband, Estalano; brother, Gilbert Trujillo and wife, Virginia of San Francisco, CA; and brothers-in-law, Robert Martinez, Willie Martinez and wife, Merlinda, Polo Martinez and wife, Dora, and Johnny Martinez. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Mr. Trujillo is preceded in death by his parents, Daniel Trujillo Sr. and Rebecca Trujillo; sister, Maria Archuleta; brothers, Joe, Fred and Louie Trujillo; father-in-law, Pablo Martinez and wife, Juanita Martinez; brother-in-law, Freddie Martinez; and granddaughter, Angel Marie Garcia. He will be missed dearly. A part of us went with him. He will always be remembered by his laughter, singing and his wonderfully sense of humor. Funeral Services for Mr. Trujillo are pending and will be announced at a later time. Pallbearers will be Danny Valdez, Paul Kenneth Martinez, Joe Perea, Anthony Trujillo, Eddie Espinoza and Joseph Gitto. Arrangements by Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Ulibarri -- Mary Ulibarri, 74, a resident of Veguita, NM, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 10, 2002. She was a member of the Catholic Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, Rosario and Sara Fontana; two brothers, Tony and Louie Fontana; and one sister, Josephine Hudson. Mary is survived by her loving husband of 12 years, Benny Ulibarri; her children, Robert Ortega, Jr. of Vista, CA; Marie Richardson of Dublin, CA; Yolanda Alvarez, Cindy Cardnes, and Toni Watt, all of San Bernardino, CA; Roberta Lopez of La Puente, CA; Lorriane Ortega of Walla Walla, WA; Olivia Patton of Littleton, CO; Robert Ulibarri of Las Vegas, NV; and Albert Ulibarri of Fontana, CA; 23 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Rosie Gentry of Covina, CA, Margo Reinhard of Carlton, TX, Carmen Rain of Azusa, CA; and two brothers, Rosario, Jr. of El Monte, CA and Frank Fontana of Woodlake, CA. She is also survived by her many loving nieces and nephews. A viewing will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2002 at 5:30 p.m. at Romero Funeral Home with a Rosary following at 6:00 p.m. Services will be held in California with interment following in Rose Hills Cemetery in Whittier, California at a later date. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N.
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Wilson -- Betty J. Clark Wilson, 78 and a resident of Truth or Consequences since 1976, passed away at Sierra Health Care Center on Monday, December 9, 2002. She was born on March 22, 1924 in Illinois, the daughter of James Earl and Ella Mae (Biglane) Blackman. Betty served in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps as a Registered Nurse and retired as owner-partner at the Damsite Recreation Area and Restaurant. Betty was active in the community she lived in and served as Past-President of the Chamber of Commerce; a member of the Chamiza Cowbells and was a member of the Republican Party. She is survived by her daughters, Kathi and husband, Ted Pape of TorC, NM, Mary and husband, Blaine Moore of Harrogate, TN; sons, Ed Clark of Las Vegas, NV; Donald E. and wife, Dotty Clark of Albuquerque, Gregory J. and wife, Billie Clark of Denver, Colo, Brian P. and wife, Young Clark of Chula Vista, Calif; her grandchildren, Christopher Pape, Brian Pape, Matthew Pape, Jennifer Mauldin, Marabeth Clark, Jonathan Clark, Lindsay Hauser, Alycia Moore; Adam Moore; Ryan Buis and Buffie Engler; by her great-grandchildren, Justin and Gavin Mauldin, Alicia and Julia Buis, Scott Abernathy and Megan Abernathy; by her sister, Ruth Farris of Orlando, FL and sisters-in-law, Marilyn and husband, Walt Kincaid of Albuquerque, NM and Peg Tassalo of Maryland. She was preceded in death by a son, Michael David Clark. A Memorial Celebration Service will be held on Friday, December 13, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of French Mortuary (TorC) with Rev. Jack Cain officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Betty Clark Wilson's memory can be sent to the Alzheimer's Association of New Mexico % 1100 S. Main Street, Suite 10, Las Cruces, NM 88005. Arrangements are by French Mortuary of TorC, Inc. (505) 894-2574
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