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Alire -- Visitation for Andrea A. Alire will be at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 3, 2002 at Salazar & Sons Mortuary. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 4, 2003 at the Second Presbyterian Church, 812 Edith Blvd. NE, 87102. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Arrangements by Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Anders -- Aileen G. Anders, 77, a resident of Albuquerque since 1949, passed away on January 1, 2003. She is survived by her daughter, Susan Anders of Albuquerque; son, Michael J. Anders and wife Deann of Hillsboro, OR; 4 grandchildren, Jessica Garcia, Kathleen, Janeen and John Anders; great grandson, Skyler Garcia. Aileen is preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, John Anders. Service will take place on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 1502 Sara Rd. NE, Rio Rancho, with Monsignor Raun, officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements by French Mortuary Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW.
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Becker -- LaVerne Anna Becker, 75, a resident of Rio Rancho, and coming to New Mexico from Wisconsin, passed away on Monday, December 30, 2002. LaVerne was born April 21, 1927 the daughter of Louis W. and Eleanor Hintz Post in Racine, Wisconsin. She had worked as an Office Supervisor for the Wacker Corp. before retiring. LaVerne loved quilting, painting, gardening, traveling; she had been President of Women of the ELCW; was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary; was an active member of community service, and involved in her church. She was preceeded in death by her husband, Ralph Becker in 1991, one brother, Robert Post, and her parents. LaVerne is survived by three children, Ralph Becker and wife, Deborah, Carol Anderson and husband, Brant, all of Wisconsin, and Tina Burwinkle and husband, Hal of Rio Rancho, NM; two sisters; seven grandchildren; and other family and friends. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday, January 5, 2003 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. followed by a Memorial Service at 7:00 p.m. at the All Saints Lutherna Church, 4800 All Saints Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM. Vista Verde Mortuary 4310 Sara Rd. 892-9920
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Beserra -- Refugio"Cuco" Roy Beserra, 77, a lifetime resident of Albuquerque, passed away at Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. He was a graduate of the 83rd session of the F.B.I Academy and he attended Keller Polygraph School in Chicago and was the 1st certified Polygraph examiner in New Mexico. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Mela; sons, Ronald and wife, Carol, Richard, and Patrick and wife, Anne; grandchildren, Troy, Tracey, Colby, Kimberly, Roy Brock, Richard, and Helene; great-grandchildren, Emma Carol, Erik, and Brianna. He retired from the Albuquerque Police Department after 33 1/2 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion Post # 99 and the F.O.P. He was also survived by many loving sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, and nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be Ross Tafoya, Ben Barreras, Ben Micheal Barreras, Ray Vargas, Larry Perea, Victor Beserra, Greg Avila, and Frank Murillo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. A Mass will be celebrated Saturday, January 4th at 9:00 a.m. at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church. Committal Services will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Friday at the Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Bishop -- Oleta F. Bishop, age 84 and a resident of Albuquerque since 1979 passed away peacefully at her home Wednesday, December 25, 2002. Ms. Bishop was a member of Cristo Del Valle Presbyterian Church for over 20 years; she and her husband were members of the Odd Fellows & Rebecca's since 1950. Ms. Bishop spent her younger years in Lindrith, NM. Ms. Bishop was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Andrew Bishop; and three grandsons, Eugene Dale Baxter, Terrence Lee Baxter, and Gary Wayne Baxter; and son-in-law, M.E."Eugene" Baxter. Her loving daughter, Glenda Baxter; six sisters; and one brother survive Ms. Bishop. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 4, 2003 at 3:00 p.m. at Cristo Del Valle Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Cristo Del Valle Presbyterian Church 3907 Isleta Blvd SW, Albuquerque, NM. Strong-Thorne Mortuary is in charge of arrangements
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Bourassa -- Normand M. Bourassa, 41, passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2002. He is survived by his sons, Lance and Shawn; Maria, his former wife of 20 years; mother and step-father, Anita Louise Brown and Mike Brown; brother and sister, Ron and Jeannine Bourassa; his Aunt Sue and Uncle Bud and their families. He was preceded in death by his step-father, Lance Kadlitz. Normand was a beloved father, husband, brother, uncle and son. Mass will be celebrated on Friday, 9:00 a.m., at St. Joseph on the Rio Grande, 5901 St. Joseph Dr. NW. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Callahan -- Genevive Callahan 1900 -1995, January 3 Happy Birthday Mother Our house is now so quiet, the silence too hard to bear, I dream that I will wake up and see you standing there. Love Mike and Mabel
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Caraway -- Donna F. Caraway, 54, a resident of Albuquerque since 1952, died Tuesday, December 31, 2002. She is survived by her sister, Mary Caraway of Albuquerque; brothers, Claude Caraway and wife, Ruby of Montana and Gerald Caraway and wife, Debbie of Denver; and numerous nephews, nieces and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by two brothers; and one sister. Services will be held Saturday, 11:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE, with Jeff Leslie and Marvin Burkholder officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Childrens Hospital, 505 N. Parkway, Memphis, TN 38101. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Friday, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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Cash -- JAMES GOULD CASH JR. (JG) April 12, 1918-January 3, 2002Dear Honey Boy, It has been one year since your sick and tired body ascended from earth to a better place. I Pray that you are not at peace and resting. You lived a long and full life. Now can hunt and fish with your dad, Sheriff Cash, and reminisce I think. I think of you daily as I go about my tasks, working, and of course taking cae of Shotzy. Thank you and GOD Bless for all of your life lessons you share with me. I was very proud to be Mrs. CASH. Love and Respect Forever, Your KZZ-GIRL
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Castillo -- Victorio Calleros Castillo, patriarch of the Castillo family, was born in Zacoalco, Jalisco, Mexico on November 2, 1904. To escape the Mexican Revolution, a 15 year old Victorio came to the United States with the hope of finding greater opportunities to support his mother, brothers and sisters. He met Maria Luisa Calleja in 1927 and brought his new bride to the United States a year later. Victorio, a self-educated man, continued his life-long quest of learning taking English and citizenship classes. He took formal machinist classes as well, which prepared him to fulfill a childhood dream of working on train engines. Victorios career with the Santa Fe Railroad spanned 47 years, during which time he honed his skills to reach the level of master machinist. The primary love of his life; however, remained his wife and family. Sharing his passion for life were gardening, travel and his legendary love of history. After retiring from the Santa Fe Railroad, he worked for another 20 years helping his son at Victors Pharmacy. Victorio is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Maria Luisa, who has awaited him in heaven since December 10, 1999. Victorio and Maria Luisa Castillos seven children are: Victor Castillo, Alice Montano, Evangeline Aragon, Irene Candelaria, Maria Luisa Cullum and Gloria Castillo. They have 31 grandchildren, 64 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. Rosary will be recited at St. Annes Catholic Church, 1400 Arenal Rd. SW, Friday, 7:00 p.m. Mass will be celebrated Saturday, 10:00 a.m. at St. Annes Catholic Church, with Father John Shedlock, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David Castillo, Michael Montano, Ricardo Marquez, Juan Cullum, Zac Cullum and John Candelaria. Honorary Pallbearers are Sachi and Gabriela Campos. Friends may visit Friday, one hour prior to the rosary. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Colunga -- Pedro M. Colunga Sr., age 48, passed away suddenly on December 30, 2002. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. A memorial service will be held today, January 3, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Sunrise Funeral Options, 2400 Southern Blvd., Rio Rancho, NM. Services under the care of Sunrise Funeral Options. (505) 891-9192
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Duran -- Our beloved Marcia Cecelia Duran, 49, passed away peacefully on December 30, 2002. She was a life long resident of Alameda in Albuquerque, NM. Marcia was a living example of a strong and courageous person. She will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her Father Floran Lucero; brother, Robert Lucero; and Sister, Edna Ortiz. She is survived by her Mother, Estella; and brothers, Joe Lucero and wife, LaVerne, Arthur Lucero and wife, Pauline, Salvador and Floran Jr.; sisters, Perma Saavedra and husband, William, Frances Saiz and husband, Louie, Mary Jane Candelaria and husband, Phil, Isabel Sandoval and husband, Chris, and Stella Lucero. Marcia had a Special Goddaughter Tanya Maestas; 20 nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Modesto Sanchez. We were inspired by the 25 years of strength through her long illness and we were privileged to have this special angel on earth. Rosary will be held Thursday, January 2, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. at Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary. Mass of Resurrection will be held on Friday, January 3, 2003 at 9:00 a.m. at Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary. Burial will be held following at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Steve Lucero, Michael Madrid, Arthur Lucero, Angela Lucero, Ambrose Candelaria, and Louis Saiz Jr. Honorary pallbearer will be Tanya Maestas.
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Egan -- Thomas F. Egan II, 80, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away Thursday, January 2, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Florence Egan of Albuquerque; sons, Tom Egan and wife, Jeanne of Long Island, NY, and Jim Egan and wife, Karin of Hohokus, NJ; daughter, Grace Egan of Westminster, CO; sons, Peter Egan of Dallas, TX, Dan Egan and wife, Janet of Denver, Co; daughters, Anne Egan, and Pattti Odegard and husband, Charles, all of Albuquerque; and ten grandchildren. Family will hold private services in memory of their beloved husband, father, and grandfather. Memorial contributions may be made to Manorcare Health Services-Sandia, 5123 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE, 87111. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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Erdal -- Lucretia Billie Thomason Boring Erdal, 86, a resident of Albuquerque since 1972, died Thursday, December 19, 2002. She is survived by her husband, Cliff Erdal of Albuquerque; son, Paul R. Thomason and wife, Kathy of Plainfield, IL; granddaughters, Nicole Puhr and husband, Steve of Naperville, IL, Amanda and Heather Thomason of Plainfield, IL. She was preceded in death by her son, Gary F. Thomason; husbands, Albert F. Thomason and Wayne Boring. Lucretia was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. She graduated from the University of Illinois. Lucretia was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she served as a trustee and consulted on the remodeling of the church for the 50th year anniversary. She worked for Betty Crocker consulting on many cookbooks for them. She worked for the National Lamb Council and started the University of Illinois Home Extension Service. She later on worked as Training Interior Decorator for John M. Smyth Furniture in Chicago before moving to New Mexico with her husband, Al, to retire. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held Saturday, January 4th, 10:00 a.m., at Trinity United Methodist Church, 3715 Silver SE, with Pastor Tom Beach and Rev. Norton Schrimshire officiating. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Gonzalez -- Americo Z. Gonzalez, went to our Lord on Tuesday, December 31, 2002, at the age of 77, after fighting a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He is survived by Ida, his wife of 55 years; his daughters and their families, Evelina Gonzalez and Angela, Yolanda and Chester Kimber, Matthew, Andrew and Daniel, Dolores Gonzalez and Bill Richards, Amber and Adam, and Vivian and Mark MacKenzie, Briana, Leigha and Connor; four brothers-in-law; many nieces and nephews; and wonderful friends. He was a graduate of Albuquerque High School. He lied about his age in order to enter the US Navy, where he served during World War II in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre. He returned to Albuquerque, and worked as a civil service employee at Sandia Base, and then later Kirtland Air Force Base, where he retired after 36 years, as a shop foreman. He was an avid outdoorsman, loving camping, fishing and hunting. He loved to work on his son-in-law's farm, driving the tractor and branding cattle. He was a hard worker all of his life, and would help anyone who asked. A rosary will be recited Thursday, January 2, 2003, 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday, January 3, 2003, 9:00 a.m. at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 11401 Indian School Rd. NE. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chester Kimber, Bill Richards, Mark MacKenzie, Matthew Kimber, Andrew Kimber, Adam Richards, and Daniel Kimber. Donations may be made in memory of Americo to the Camino Vista Manor Care Resident Activities Department, 7900 Constitution NE, or the charity of your choice. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
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Gonzalez -- Americo Z. Gonzalez, went to our Lord on Tuesday, December 31, 2002, at the age of 77, after fighting a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He is survived by Ida, his wife of 55 years; his daughters and their families: Evelina Gonzalez and Angela, Yolanda and Chester Kimber, Matthew, Andrew and Daniel, Dolores Gonzalez and Bill Richards, Amber and Adam, and Vivian and Mark MacKenzie, Briana, Leigha and Connor; four brothers-in-law, many nieces and nephews and wonderful friends. He was a graduate of Albuquerque High School. He lied about his age in order to enter the US Navy, where he served during World War II in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre. He returned to Albuquerque, and worked as a civil service employee at Sandia Base, and then later Kirtland Air Force Base, where he retired after 36 years, as a shop foreman. He was an avid outdoorsman, loving camping, fishing and hunting. He loved to work on his son-in-law's farm, driving the tractor and branding cattle. He was a hard worker all of his life, and would help anyone who asked. ***A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday, January 3, 2003, 9:00 a.m. at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 11401 Indian School Rd. NE. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chester Kimber, Bill Richards, Mark MacKenzie, Matthew Kimber, Andrew Kimber, Adam Richards, and Daniel Kimber. Donations may be made in memory of Americo to the Camino Vista Manor Care Resident Activities Department, 7900 Constitution NE, or the charity of your choice. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
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Griego -- Cristino B. Griego, age 83, beloved and devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother, was called home to be with the Lord our Savior, Tuesday, December 31, 2002. Cristino was born in Corrales, NM and was a resident of Rio Rancho; he was a parishioner of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church; a proud Veteran of the United States Army; and a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter III, American Legion Post #69, and of the Elks in Santa Fe, NM. Cristino enjoyed fishing, hunting and his ranch in Cabazon, NM; best of all he enjoyed spending time with his loving family. Cristino is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Rafaelita (Fela) Griego of the family home; his wonderful children, Cristino Griego, Jr. and wife Mary Lou, George Griego and wife Barbara, Leonard Griego and wife Elaine, Ray Sena and wife Florence, Joseph Sena and wife Maria, Robert Sena and wife Joann, Arnold Sena and Michelle, Marcos Sena, Orlando Sena, Gloria Duran, and Ruby Cronin and husband Richard; numerous grandchildren; and great grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Robert Griego and wife Esther, Mike Griego and wife Crissie; six sisters, Nietia Gutierrez and husband Lloyd, Dolores Buchann and husband Jack, Sally Putman, Mary Ann Reel, and Vicky Saiz and husband Julian; numerous other relatives; and a host of friends. Cristino will be greatly missed by his loving family and by those who knew and loved him. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 1502 Sara Rd., SE, in Rio Rancho. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Funeral Services are entrusted to: Alameda Mortuary 9420 4th Street NW 898-3160
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Gutierrez -- The family of Mr. Delfinio R. Gutierrez wishes to thank all their relatives and friends who were in attendance of the Rosary and Funeral Services. They would also like to express their gratitude for all the love, care and compassion that has been shown to them. Arrangements by Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Hamilton -- Daniel J. Hamilton, 66, a resident of Albuquerque for 37 years, died Friday, December 27, 2002. He is survived by his sons, Brian Hamilton and Daniel J. Hamilton, Jr.; grandson, Michael Hamilton; cousin, Tonia Motyl, all of Minneapolis, MN; and special friends, Dean Van Doren of Albuquerque and Petrita Saiz of Canon, NM. Daniel served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Mass will be celebrated Friday, 11:30 a.m., at Risen Savior Catholic Community, 7701 Wyoming NE. Interment will be at 2:30 p.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Thursday, 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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Jackson -- Verna B. Jackson, a resident of Albuquerque for 13 years, passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2003. She was born in Denton, TX, June 18, 1910, the oldest of 3 children, having 2 brothers, who preceded her in death. She was 12 when her mother died and she became mother to her brothers. She was determined to get her education, graduating from high school at 16 and from college at 19. She earned her bachelor's in Spanish from Texas Women's University. She began her teaching career in Tornia, TX. She married Albert Jackson (who preceded her in death in 1970) June 6, 1931 in El Paso, TX. They moved to Carlsbad in 1932. The have five children who survive her; LaVerne Allen, Stanley, AZ; Bill Jackson, Fort Lauderdale, FL; Bobbie Hale, Fair Oaks Ranch, TX; Jim Jackson, Boulder, CO; and Louise Kodituwakku, Albuquerque plus 14 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. In order to stay home with her children, she began Jack and Jill Kindergarten, which she successfully operated for 25 years. In 1968, she became financial secretary for First United Methodist Church in Carlsbad retiring at age 78. She was a member of Eastern Star, Business Women's Association, and United Methodist Women's. She taught Sunday school and was mentor to many who learned to teach under her guidance. In 1990, she moved to Albuquerque to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Louise and Kodi. She was active in PH United Methodist Church, transporting many friends to services. She became less active as she developed Alzheimer's. For two years, she was blessed with love and care daily from, Debbie and Rachel. Paul and Mickey Duganne faithfully represented her church, providing communion each month. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 4, 2003 at 3:30 p.m. at French Mortuary - Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (3 blocks N. of Paseo del Norte) a reception will follow at Paradise Hills United Methodist Church, 4700 Paradise Blvd. NW. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held in Carlsbad at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Landsun Homes, 1900 Westridge, Carlsbad, NM 88220 or Care Ministries at Paradise Hills United Methodist Church, 4700 Paradise Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114. Arrangements by French Mortuary - Westside Chapel.
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Mease -- Col. John W. Mease, US Army, (Ret.), 90, a very loved and respected father, grandfather, and friend, died peacefully on Wednesday, January 1, 2003. He was born on August 6, 1912 in Barnsboro, PA. Col. Mease relocated to Albuquerque in 1987. He served in the US Army during WWII, and the Korean Conflict, in the South Pacific, and Germany. After retiring from the military, Col. Mease was associated with the United Refining Company in Warren, PA for 21 years; retiring again in 1975. He was a life member of Lawrence Lodge No.708, F & A-Masonic Lodge, Mt. Olivet Commandery #30, Temple Royal Arch Chapter No. 215, Legion of Honor, Zem-Zem Shrine Temple, Past-President Warren County Shrine Club, and the Royal Order of Jesters Court #58, all of Erie, PA, and he belonged to the 112th Infantry, 28th Division of the Pennsylvania National Guard, and the Officer's Reserve Corps. Jack is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Marie; son, Glen and wife, Catherine of Conroe, TX; granddaughters, Marcy Mease-Moser and husband, Pat and Lynne Mease-Daves and husband, Scott of Austin, TX; and their mother, our good friend Anne Mease; 2 great-grandchildren, Wesley and Casey Daves of Austin, TX; and 1 step-great-grandson, Tyler Moser. He will be truly missed by all his family and so many others. Services and Masonic Ritual, will be held Monday, January 6, 2003, 11:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. Interment will take place at 2:00 p.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery with full military honors and shrine bagpipes. Pallbearers will be Pat Moser, Glen Mease, Scott Daves, Tyler Moser, Phillip Moser, Gene Moser, Vincente Alvarado and Jim Butscher. Honorary pallbearers will be Wesley Daves and Larry Maxted. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Sunday, January 5, 2003, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to charity of your choice. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
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Merritt -- Mary"Fran" Merritt, 80, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away December 31, 2002. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Ray Merritt; sisters, Catherine Daucher of Winter Springs, FL and Myrtle Shryock of Jemez Springs, NM; she is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, James D. McNeill, of Sanford, FL, and Lewis R. McNeill, of Red Springs, NC. Fran was a volunteer for 27 years for Family Support at Kirtland Air Force Base. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held Friday, January 3, 2003, 3:00 p.m., at Hillcrest Funeral Home, 225 San Mateo NE, 265-5959.
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Nelson -- Stevie Nelson 8-23-79 - 1-3-91 It's been twelve years, times has gone fast. But your love and memories will always last. It's a new year for us, and a new beginning for you. Now that Gramma Wala has joined you too, we won't worry, we know you will be ok and we will always think of you every day. Love you and miss you, Dad, Candy, & Family
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Pratt -- Grant C. Pratt, passed away Monday, December 30, 2002. Born May 24, 1922 in Powlal, Vermont, Grant proudly served his country as a bomber pilot in WWII, and retired as a Lt. Colonel, USAF, after being awarded the Purple Heart. While he was stationed in the Philippines, he became a Mason. Grant was an avid golfer, until his pulmonary fibrosis would no longer permit him to play. He is survived by his wife, Bette; two sons, Ronnie Pratt and Randy Pratt and their wives, Connie and Paris; two daughters, Janice and husband, Michael Nunley of Ohio, and Catherine Pratt of Albuquerque; grandson, Stirling Carpenter III and wife, Jen; sister-in-law, Johnita Johnson of Albuquerque; stepdaughter, Susan Lepisto and husband, Bob of Albuquerque; granddaughter, Jayme Nelson and husband, Jim; and five great-grandchildren, Kendall Landstrom and Stephanie, Cassandra, Taylor and Madison Nelson, all of Albuquerque. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary in 1993. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held Tuesday, January 7, 2003, 10:30 a.m. at Ballutt Abyud Temple, 6600 Zuni SE. Interment of cremains will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Ballut Abyud Children's Transportation Fund, 6600 Zuni SE, 87108.
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Runyan -- Brenda Runyan, 33, a resident of Belen, passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2002. She is survived by her loving care givers from the Los Lunas Community Program, Lisa Garcia; Antoinette Gutierrez; Rosa Sifuentes; Rose Salazar; Janessa Chavez; Loretta Nanez; Ernestina Silva; Annie Pacheco; Pam Wilson, RN; Patti Avants, LPN; Leo Jaramillo, LPN; Carla Pena, LPN; Jill Stewart, LPN; Pat Bruno, LPN; Ron Norton, RN; and Bill Maher, RN. She is also survived by her friends at home, Thomas Pablas; Robert Hill; Lisa Horning, all of Belen; and Ling Faith Heuertz of the Arc of New Mexico. A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, January 4, 2002 in the Romero Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will take place at a later date. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen, NM 87002.
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Sanchez -- Stephanie Lynn Marie Jude Sanchez July 20, 1964-December 25, 1998Dear Gypsy Girl, We have finally chosen your resting place. It is outside where you can watch over all those you care for. you are forever in our thoughts. Your rosary was on January 3, 1999 and we will honor your memory today and everyday. Love, Mom Robert, Pat, Rhiannon, Raquel, Ronnie, Stevie, Ron Grandma J. and your first grandchild, ISABELLA LYNNE MARIE
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Shook -- Donna L. Shook, a resident of Albuquerque since 1994, died Monday, December 30, 2002. She is survived by her two sons, Gary Shook of Bethel, CT and Kevin Shook of Albuquerque; one daughter, Kathy Shook of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Mateo, Maria, Justin, Michaela and Kaelin; parents, Norma and Jim Osborne of Albuquerque; and brother, David Osborne of Lafayette, CO. Mrs. Shook was born and raised in New Milford, CT, the daughter of Jim and Norma Osborne. She graduated from New Milford High School in 1969 and also graduated with honors from Franklin University with a degree in Accounting. Mrs. Shook had been most recently employed by B.C.T. in Albuquerque. She had a love for bowling and compassion for animals. Mrs. Shook had dedicated her life to loving and caring for her family. Memorial services will be held Saturday, January 4, 2003, at 3:30 p.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5800 Lomas NE, 87110 or to the Lovelace Hospice Program, 5655 Jefferson NE, 87109. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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Streeter -- Ruth Cooper Streeter, 84, a resident of Albuquerque since 1950, died Friday, December 27, 2002. She is survived by her niece, Julianne Pacetti and husband, Steve of Lakewood, CO; nephew, Ted Hempel and wife, Kaye of Alliance, NE; and grand-nephews, David and Daniel Hempel, both of Lincoln, NE. She was preceded in death by her sister, Eda Streeter Hempel. She was born in New Rockford, ND and spent her early years there. Miss Streeter received a B.A. from Grinnell College in Iowa, after which she taught social science and history at various high schools in Iowa, Wyoming and Colorado. She moved to New Mexico in 1946 and taught school in Alamogordo before entering the University of New Mexico law school, graduating in 1953. She was law clerk for U.S. District Judge Carl Hatch for three years. In 1957, she began her career with the U.S. Attorneys Office and was the States first female prosecutor. She handled both criminal and civil cases. She served as the First Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of New Mexico for many years until her retirement in 1980. She was a member of the State Bar of New Mexico, the Federal District Court for the District of New Mexico, and the Tenth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. She was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. She was past president of the New Mexico Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and of the Albuquerque Lawyers Club. She served on the board of the University of New Mexico Law School. She appeared in Whos Who of American Women and Whos Who of World Women. In 1993, she was honored by the University of New Mexico law school as being one of its distinguished alumnae. In 1994 she received a professionalism award from the State Bar of New Mexico as having exemplified the epitome of professionalism throughout her distinguished legal career. She was a member and past president of the Altrusa Club of Albuquerque. She also served as Governor of District 10 of Altrusa International, and as the International By-laws Chairman. She was a member of Chapter BN of P.E.O. and of Charles Dibrell Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Services will be held Friday, 11:00 a.m., at St. Marks on the Mesa Episcopal Church, 431 Richmond Pl. NE. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. *** Contributions may be made to UNM Foundation, School of Law, 1117 Stanford NE, Albuquerque, NM 87131-1431 or Christian Childrens Fund in memory of Ruth Streeter, 2821 Emerywood Parkway, Richmond, VA 23294-3725. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Trujillo -- Mass of Christian Burial for Daniel O. Trujillo will be celebrated on Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 12:00 p.m. Services are in the care of: Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222
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Woods -- Jimmy DeLois Woods, 71, passed away Friday, December 27, 2002 at home after a long illness. A native New Mexican she retired after more then 40 years with the Telephone Company. She was preceded in death by her husband, Max A. Woods. She is survived by daughter, Wendy Woods; son, Ron Woods; brother, Johnny Barnett; numerous other nieces, nephews, other family and friends who loved and will miss her. Visitation will be held Friday, January 3, 2003, from 5:00PM to 7:00PM, at the Direct Funeral Services Chapel. Graveside services will be held Saturday, January 4, 2003, at 11:00AM, at Sandia Memory Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW Albuquerque, 343-8008.
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Woody -- Betty Hill Parsley Woody, a resident of Albuquerque for almost 50 years, passed away on December 30, 2002, just one day after celebrating her 97th birthday. Betty was born in Westwood, Virginia on December 29, 1905. Betty devoted her life to her precious children and her family. She was fond of gardening, was an avid reader and loved working on puzzles. Betty was preceded in death by her husband Col. Kenyon Woody and her grandson Bruce Kenyon Wood. She is survived by her children; Charles Kenyon and wife Katherine of Annapolis MD, Barbara R. Rickard and husband Edward of Denver CO, Judith Anne Bateman and husband Samuel of Albuquerque; 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. Cremation will take place and a private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Animal Humane Society of New Mexico. Services under the care of Sunrise Funeral Options, 2400 Southern Blvd., Rio Rancho, NM 87124 (505) 891-9192.
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