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Baca -- Josephine S. Baca, age 86, and an Albuquerque resident died January 8, 2003. Survivors include her husband Patricio Baca; daughter, Patricia Hendren and husband, Philip of Albuquerque; son, Deacon Rudolph F. Baca and wife, Juanita of Albuquerque; brothers, John J. Sanchez of MN and Eduard Sanchez of Santa Fe; nine grandchildren; great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Josephine was a member of San Ignacio and St. Therese Little Flower Churchs; she also worked for Bernalillo County as a Probate Court Clerk until the mid 1970's. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m., Friday, January 10, 2003 in the Palm Chapel of Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave. SE. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 11, 2003 at St. Therese Little Flower Church 300 Mildred Ave. NW with Fr. Jim Suntum, Celebrant. Serving, as Pallbearers will be Rodolfo Baca, Carlos Baca, Joaquin Baca, Javier Baca, Rudolph Patrick Baca and Chris Hendren. Honorary Pallbearers will be Maria Carmen Vahtel, Monica Rawson, and Philip P. Hendren II. Strong-Thorne Mortuary is entrusted to the care of Josephine.
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Baker -- Carlyle Juslyn Baker, 59, died on January 7, 2003 in Albuquerque. He was born in Jackson, MS to Sam and Barbara Willis Baker. Mr. Baker served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. A year ago, he moved from Jackson, MS to Albuquerque and was a member of St. Joseph on the Rio Grande. His interests included Boy Scouts, Knights of Columbus and Christian Motorcycle Club. He is survived by his wife, Mary C. Baker of Albuquerque; parents, Deacon Sam and Barbara Baker; children, Casey Xavier Baker, and from a previous marriage to Sarah Baker, Dejuan Baker, Tammy Dickerson and husband, Dwight, and Carlotta Baker (his son, Mario Baker, preceded him in death six months ago); daughter-in-law, Michele Broussard; and a grandchild, Sarah E. Baker. Also surviving are a sister, Sandra Baker-Taylor; brothers, Rhenaldo Baker and wife, Barbara and George Baker and wife, Nita; nieces and nephews; and numerous relatives and friends. A Rosary will be recited at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, January 12, 2003 in Chapel of Sandia, 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 13, 2003 at St. Joseph on the Rio Grande, 5901 St. Joseph Drive NW, with Fr. Frank Prieto as Celebrant. Burial will follow at 1:00 p.m. in Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM. Sandia Funeral Care 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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Barber -- Florence A. Barber, joined our Father Tuesday, January 7, 2003. She is survived by her husband, William G. Barber; brothers, Del and Joseph Smiel; her four children, Ken, Georgine, Robert and Karen; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She will be missed by all. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be at a later date. Interment of the cremains will be at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Cancer Society, 5800 Lomas NE, 87110. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Bosschaart -- William J. Bosschaart, 85, a resident of Albuquerque for 33 years, passed away on January 10, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Edith Bosschaart; daughter, Barbara Bosschaart and son, William Bosschaart all of Albuquerque; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Margaret Bruggeman of Florida and Harriet Bosschaart of South Carolina. He is preceded in death by a brother, Cornelius Bosschaart. William was a former member of the Odd Fellows IOOF. Graveside service will take place on Monday, January 13, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, 924 Menaul NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary-Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (3 blocks N. of Paseo del Norte) on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation, Presbyterian Hospice Homecare, P.O. Box 26666, Albuquerque, NM 87125.
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Browne -- Patricia O'Grady Browne, age 78, passed way January 5, 2003 at Heart Hospital. Wife of Chief Warrant Officer, Claude A. Browne, USAF, retired. She was born in Albuquerque, March 24, 1924. Daughter of Patrick and Ora O'Grady, she graduated from St. Vincent's Academy and attended the University of New Mexico where she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega. She is survived by her husband; a brother, John (Jack) O'Grady of Arvada, CO; sister in-law, Jo Hunn O'Grady; nephew, Patrick O'Grady of Vienna, VA; and niece, Kathleen O'Grady of Aurora CO. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 13, 2003 in Palm Chapel of Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave. SE. Interment will follow in Santa Fe National Cemetery. Strong-Thorne Mortuary is handling her arrangements.
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Cox -- John Baker Cox passed away peacefully on January 2, 2003 from complications of a stroke. He was born in Canton, Texas on April 23, 1932 to Baker and Cora Cox. John was a star athlete at Canton High School and played football, basketball, and baseball in college and during his service in the army. John graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1954, then volunteered to serve in the U.S. Army where he was stationed in Germany for two years. John met his future wife, Yvonne, while on leave in London, England and returned to the University of Texas to earn his MS degree in Health, P.E., and Educational Administration. John and Yvonne began their life together in Albuquerque in 1958. John first served as P.E. teacher and coach at Emerson Elementary School and Grant Junior High School from 1958-1967. During this time, he was employed by the National Park Service as a park ranger naturalist at Grand Canyon National Park in which he instructed summer visitors in the natural history and geography of the Grand Canyon. John became the director of outdoor education for the Albuquerque Public Schools in 1967. He wrote a federal grant to develop educational facilities at the APS Environmental Education Center in the Sandia Mountains. This site was established as a National Environmental Landmark in 1971 by the Secretary of the Interior. John served as coordinator of Environmental Education, Physical Education, Driver's Education, Health Education, and APS'S Camp Gallagher in the Jemez Mountains until he retired after 33 years of service in the Albuquerque Schools in 1991. John is survived by his wife of 44 years, Yvonne Cox, of Albuquerque; daughter, Julie Beaumont; daughter, Wendy Vasquez of Rio Rancho; daughter, Heidi Cox of Irving, Texas; and daughter, Kami Quintana and husband, Jerry, of Albuquerque. John dearly loved and was adored by his four grandchildren, Kyle and Kendra Quintana and Brianna and Brandon Vasquez. John is also survived by his sister, Pat Moore and husband, Jim, of Arlington, TX; niece, Kim Methe of Oklahoma City, OK; and nephew, Mark Moore of Arlington, TX. John enjoyed the outdoors, sailing, music, and the quest for knowledge of the beautiful world around him. He shared his love and respect for the environment with many people and organizations and will be fondly remembered for his numerous outstanding qualities. Cremation has taken place and John requested that there be no formal services, but rather a celebration of the love and memories he shared with his friends and family.
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Darsey -- Julius H. Darsey, a resident of Albuquerque since 1946, died peacefully at Presbyterian Hospital on Tuesday, January 7, 2003. Julius was born in Wichita, Kansas on May 26, 1925 the only child of Herman C. and Julia Ellen Darsey. He was raised by his father, a pharmacist and owner of drugstores in several small communities in west Texas and Santa Rosa, New Mexico. He also spent several summers at his grandparents' ranch in Tucumcari, New Mexico. He graduated from high school in Dimmitt, Texas in 1942 and enrolled in West Texas State College in Canyon, Texas. At 18, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He was proud of his service in the Eighth Air Force as a top turret gunner flying B-17's. He was stationed at Poddington Air Field in England and flew 18 bombing missions over Germany. Following the end of the war, he was stationed in southern France where he participated in the"Green Project" ferrying former American POW's out of Germany. Julius was discharged from the Air Force in 1946 and returned to New Mexico where he enrolled in the UNM College of Pharmacy in Albuquerque. He graduated in 1950 and purchased his first drug store, the Yucca Drug, on south Carlisle. He served as President of the State Board of Pharmacy from 1960 to 1965. It was during this period that he met and married his wife, Whit Driskill Fanning in 1952. She was the only love of his life; he missed her greatly following her death in 1995. Along with his passion for pharmacy, he had a lifelong dream to attend law school and so in 1966 he sold his drug store and enrolled in the UNM School of Law. Upon graduation, he worked for the State of New Mexico Dept. of Hospitals and Institutions combining his expertise in pharmacy and law. In 1973 he returned to pharmacy opening El Camino Pharmacy, a business he maintained until 1990 when he sold it and worked part-time for Healthsouth. He retired in 1994. He is survived by a daughter, Renee Harris, husband, John and grandchildren John, Karinne, and Natalie of Albuquerque; son, Bill Fanning and wife, Maggie, granddaughter Leigh Fanning of Albuquerque; and great-grandchildren, Connor and Colin; and grandson, William Grove-Fanning and wife, Carrie of San Francisco. He is also survived by a first cousin, Jabe Wills and wife, Cathy and first cousins Jeff and John Lewalling. A Burial Service will take place at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe on Monday, January 13, 2003 at 11:00 am. The service will be conducted by the Rev. Kathy Newman of Hope Episcopal Church of Albuquerque. Burial arrangements by Sunrise Funeral Options of Rio Rancho (505) 891-9192.
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Dixon -- Our beloved daughter, Michelle Christina Dixon, (September 20, 1989-January 7, 2003), age 13, passed away in her home with her family and dogs at her side. She loved soccer, skiing and was always surrounded by friends. In her battle with cancer, Michelle showed courage, love and a sense of humor even in the toughest of times. Surviving family members include Todd (father), Gloria (mother), and Sean (brother). Services will be held Saturday, January 11, 2003, at 10:00 a.m., at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, San Victorio Chapel, 11750 San Victorio NE. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Michelle to the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children, 1835 Savoy Drive, Suite 316, Atlanta, GA, 30341. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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Eaves -- Evelyn R. Eaves, 73, a resident of Albuquerque, died Thursday, January 9, 2003. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Billy B. Eaves of Albuquerque; sons, Kenny Eaves and wife, Casey and Chauncey Eaves and wife, Susan, all of Albuquerque; three grandchildren, Dawn, Jennifer, and Liam; one great-grandchild, Elizabeth Marie; and many other nieces, nephews, and loving family members. She was preceded in death by her four sisters and her parents. After being an insurance supervisor early in her life and an auto parts inventory person for many years, her main job that she prized was being wife and mother. Mrs. Eaves loved to sew and play dominoes and Canasta with her husband. She loved to dance to big band music and was a bowler. Mrs. Eaves absolute joys in life were her grandchildren and great-grandchild. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who will be deeply missed by all of those she loved. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Saturday, January 11, 2003, 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, January 12, 2003, 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m., and friends may visit Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Monday, January 13, 2003, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., followed by entombment Arrangements by French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
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Fowler -- Starla K. Fowler, 35, a resident of Albuquerque passed away on January 9, 2003 as a result of an automobile accident along with her dog, beloved Maxie. Starla is survived by her mother, Barbara Fowler; her father, Ronald Fowler and wife, Tamara; two sisters, Twila Ludwick and husband, Richard and Tyla Megan Fowler; grandmother, Thelma Curtis; many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and Marilyn, her cat. Starla was employed with CitiBank, was a longtime Balloon Crew Member and pilot for Sivage Thomas Homes. A celebration of Starla's life will be Sunday, January 12, 2003 beginning at 2:00 p.m. at her home. Private disposition has taken place. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd. SW in charge of the arrangements.
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Garcia -- Maria O."Laura" Garcia, 68, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away Thursday, January 9, 2003. She joined the Lord and her two sons, Robert and Glen; and her two grandchildren, Robert A. and Ashley. Maria is survived by her husband, Manuel Garcia; daughter, Marylee Austin and husband, Bill; son, Manuel Garcia, Jr. and wife, Carole; grandchildren, Marisa Martinez and husband, Joel; Brianna and Manuel Garcia III; great-grandchildren, Briza and Stephanie Martinez and Jiosne Pinette; mother, Estella De Luna; five brothers and sisters. Mrs. Garcia was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church. She will also truly be missed by her endless list of family and friends. Mrs. Garcia was truly someone that touched and blessed everyone's life. Thank you Lord for sharing her with us. Cremation has taken place and a memorial Rosary will be recited Sunday, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE. Mass services are pending. Interment of cremains will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery. The family would like to thank their many family, friends and relatives whose sympathy and thoughtfulness will greatly be remembered and deeply appreciated, she will be missed. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Hemperley -- Helen Hemperley passed away at her home on Friday, January 10, 2003 in Grants, NM. She was 82. She was born on March 21, 1920 to Artie Cohran Burge and John Wesley Burge in Shreveport, Louisiana. Helen married Judson on October 18, 1939 in Magnolia, Arkansas. In 1960, Helen, along with Judson and their four children, moved to New Mexico. Helen was very dearly loved and will be deeply missed by all of her family and friends. Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Judson M. Hemperley, Sr., of the family home in Grants, NM; two sons, Judson M. Hemperley, Jr. and wife, Noreen of Scio, OR and Michael"Skip" E. Hemperley and wife, Billie of Santa Fe, NM; two daughters, Julie Anne Bustamante and partner, Orlando Garcia of Albuquerque, NM and Cheri Jeanne Baisden and husband, David of Bluewater, NM; two brothers, Calvin Burge and wife, Mary of Muleshoe, TX and David Burge and wife, Hattie of Waldo, AR, one sister; Shirley Ann Brown and partner Shawn Stretch of Houma, LA, ten grandchildren and our great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by an infant Baby Hemperley, a younger brother John Donald Burge, both of her parents, and her grandparents. Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 12, 2003 at Grants Mortuary Chapel. Funeral Service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 13, 2003 at the First Baptist Church of Grants with the Reverend Hugh Rogers, officiating. Burial will follow at Grants Memorial Park. Pallbearers include Jeremiah Baisden, Isaiah Baisden, Judson Hemperley, Jr., Skip Hemperley, Jerry Hemperley and Jeff Hemperley. Honorary Pallbearers include Calvin Burge, David Burge, Orlando Garcia, Shawn Stretch, Carlos Bustamante, Jason Morgan and Will Ward. Grants Mortuary is entrusted with arrangements.
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Hutchison -- Ann M. Hutchison, recently of the Grand Court Retirement Community of Albuquerque, died Friday, January 10, 2003 in Lovelace Hospital after a brief illness. She was the daughter of Frederick and Elsa Langrich Maas of Chicago. She is survived by her husband, Lynn Hutchison; son, Kyle of Wallingford, CT; and a brother, Frederick P. Maas of Green Valley, AZ. Ann devoted her entire life to creating beautiful classical piano music appreciated at her annual recitals at Grand Court. She was equally a loving mother and wife. She will be missed by all who knew her beauty. Cremation has taken place and no services will be held. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Lovelace Hospice Program, 5403 Gibson Blvd. SE, 87108. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Karnas -- Chestin Thomas Karnas, 18 months, was emancipated to the angels on January 7, 2003 while in the loving arms of his family. Chestin was a beautiful boy whose courage and will to live touched all those who met him. Chestin was born with a rare genetic disorder, Sialic Acid Storage Disease, and through all his turmoil he offered miles of smiles, his deepest love, his faith and his hope. He was truly one of God's blessed little angels. The things Chestin liked most in life were the familiar voices of his many siblings, feeling the breeze through his long blonde hair, jogging daily with his mom, doing therapy sessions, traveling to the beaches of North Carolina, and most of all listening to his parents' delicate songs and rhymes. Chestin is survived by his mother and father, Mary Ellen and Chet Karnas; sister, Harley Elizabeth; brothers, Mason, Peter, Izaak and Skylar; grandparents, Marianne Karnas, and Tom and Elaine Corcoran; great-grandmother, Pearl Notartomaso; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Chestin's family would like to thank his doctors at UNMH, especially Dr. Ben Hoffman and Dr. Leslie Morrison; his favorite therapist at RCI, Gina Timms; his OT, Annie Gallagher; his PT, Karen Lucero; his visual therapist, Lin Coachman; his medical equipment supplier, Oscar Anderson; his hospice nurses at VistaCare, Deanna Dyke and Mary Driscoll; his nurses at UNMH; and all others who opened their hearts to our special little boy. Chestin was able to play the part of baby Jesus during Christmas Eve Mass at the Newman Center just before his death, it was a moment cherished by all who participated. A Mass will be said for Chestin at the Newman Center on Friday, January 10, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. There will be a brief ceremony celebrating his liberation immediately following at the UNM duck pond. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Chestin's memory to be given to UNMH Children's Hospital, 700 Lomas NE, 2 Woodward Center, Suite 100, Albuquerque, NM 87104.
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Matson -- Mable Matson, 82, died Wednesday, January 8, 2003. She is survived by her husband, Ellis; her daughter, Kathleen; son, Keith and wife, Kerry; two granddaughters, Ryan Matson and Shelby Matson. She is also survived by three sisters; and a brother living in Knoxville, TN where she grew up, as well as a sister-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mable came to Albuquerque in 1946 as a war bride and has happily made her home here ever since she was a housewife for many years. She then helped her husband run his plumbing company from 1975-1986. After retirement, they traveled extensively on several cruises exploring many parts of the world. These were especially fond memories for Mable. She also enjoyed square dancing for over 40 years while her husband, Ellis was a caller. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 13, 2003 in the Chapel at Central United Methodist Church, 1615 Copper Ave., NE, with Dr. Charles Crutchfield, officiating.
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Morgan -- Evelyn S. Morgan, 87, of Denton died Friday at Denton Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born April 12, 1915 in Albuquerque to Albert and Amelia Coill Shere. She married Glenn Morgan on November 15, 1930 in Joseph City, AZ. He preceded her in death. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. She is survived by her daughter, Eve Yoast of Denton, TX; son, Edward Morgan of Bossier City, LA; three grandchildren; and five grandchildren. DeBerry Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.
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Moyer -- Richard C. Moyer, 81, a resident of Albuquerque died Wednesday, January 8, 2003. Richard was born and raised in Tama, Iowa. He lived in Albuquerque for 50 years where he married and raised a family. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marian J. Mechenbier Moyer. He is survived by his five children, Marilyn Moyer, Renee Kern and her husband, Terry, Charlene Kauzlaric and her husband, Russ, Jerome Moyer and his wife, Dawn and Joe Moyer, all reside in Albuquerque. He will be missed by his grandchildren, Mia, Andy, and Adam Kern, Alex and Katelyn Kauzlaric who always looked forward to each Sunday's family dinner with their grandfather. They enjoyed his loving presence in their lives. Richard loved to go to the baseball park to watch his grandchildren play ball. He served his country in the Army Air Corps during World War II in the Pacific. He retired from Sandia National Laboratories in 1981 and spent many years doing volunteer work. Richard was a devout Catholic, a very strong believer in God and had a special devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. A Rosary will be recited on Friday evening January 10, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. at John XXIII Catholic Community 4831 Tramway Ridge Dr. NE. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Saturday, January 11, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at John XXIII. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
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O'grady -- Thomas J. O'Grady, C.P.A., formally of Palos Park, IL died January 9, 2003 in Albuquerque. He was formerly Treasure of Reserve Industries in Albuquerque. He is survived by his wife, Louise; sons, Thomas, Josh, Dr. Michael and wife, Anna their children, Veronica, Will and Emma; Patrick, Dr. Brian and wife, Margaretand their children, Shannon, Brian and Erin; Mathew and wife, Holly their children, Kevin, Caitlin and Liam; Jerry and wife, Marita and their children, Marita, Aleks and Peter; Dr. Sean and wife, Susan and their children, Madeline, and Sean; and sister, Patricia Warner of Pleasanton, CA. He was beloved by his wife, sons and grandchildren. A Mass will be held Saturday, January 11, 2003, 12:00 p.m. at Prince of Peace Church, 12500 Carmel Ave. NE in Albuquerque.
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Roholt -- In Loving Memory of Michael Roholt Happy 18th birthday, Michael! What a special day you were born and a wonderful gift to our family. We have made your angel cake and will go to dinner to celebrate. We will make a toast to the day of your birth, and, as always, our hearts will ache because you are not with us. We love you, Mom, Dad, Meredith and Taylor
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Sanchez -- Laura C. Sanchez, age 86, went home to her eternal rest on Thursday, January 9, 2003. Our Beautiful, Loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister was revered by all who knew her. Her tender and loving manner will always be cherished. Laura was born on January 13, 1916, to Antonio Jose and Concepcion Chavez in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ruben Sanchez; her great-grandson, Daniel Griego; and great-granddaughter, Dominique Yannoni. She is survived by three sons, Reuben Sanchez, Jr. and wife, Linda of Las Vegas, NV, Raul Sanchez, Diego (Harpo) Sanchez of Albuquerque; six daughters, Dinah Martinez and husband, Ricardo, Lorraine Sanchez, Linda Griego and husband, Joseph, Bennie Sanchez, Vivian Stanton and husband, Mike of Scottsdale, AZ, Therese (Kutchy) Gomez and husband, Tony, all of Albuquerque; one sister and two brothers, Sarah, Albert, Orlando (wife, Rose) Chavez; 20 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren. Funeral Services for Laura will be held on Monday, January 13, her birthday, at El Buen Samaritano Methodist Church, 7th and Granite NW, at 11:00 a.m. with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. Pastor Jesus Bermudez will officiate. Burial will take place at El Evangelico Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her beloved grandsons, Richard Satarain, David Sanchez, Sean Sanchez, Richard Damon Gutierrez, Phillip Paiz, Jr., Andrew Griego, Reuben Griego and Leon Zambrano. Visitation for Laura will be held on Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Sanchez -- Pablita C. Sanchez April 19, 1912 - January 11, 1972Godmothers aren't fairies in a tale, Offering a world that cannot be. Demand of them glass slippers and they fail, More likely to do favors naturally. On them you can depend for a relation They offer gifts and guidance with a kiss. Having taken on the obligation, Each freely out of love gives what she is. Real Godmothers have no wands or wings, So they must work with wisdom, love, and things.It's been 31 years you've been gone, But never from my heart. I love and miss you so much. Your Goddaughter, Barbarita (Babs) Salazar
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Spence -- A Memorial Service for Aaron R. Spence will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, January 11, 2003, at Shepherd of the Valley Presbyterian Church, 1801 Montano NW. The family invites friends to attend.
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Sullenger -- Napon E. Sullenger, known by many as"Nanny", a resident of Jarales, NM, passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2003 at the age of 86. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Bill in 2001; and one infant granddaughter, Teri Lynn Sullenger. She is survived by her five loving children, Carolyn Cresto and her husband, Johnny, Frances Polich and her husband, Tony, Bill Sullenger and his wife, Adelle, Lieu Sullenger and his wife, Brenda, all of Gallup, NM, and Diane and her husband, Ted Tietjen of Jarales; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. A viewing will be held on Friday, January 10, 2003 from 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. at Romero Funeral Home. There will be an another viewing held on Saturday, January 11, 2003 from 1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. also at Romero Funeral Home, followed by a Funeral Service at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Boyd Morerod, officiating. Interment will follow at Terrace Grove Cemetery. Romero Funeral Home 609 N. Main St. Belen, NM 87002.
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Tuttle -- Lucius McCall"Mac" Tuttle, 72, a resident of Albuquerque since 1938, passed away on January 9, 2003. He is survived by his sister, Jean Tuttle of Albuquerque; niece, Lori Bausback and husband, Eric and their family, Jeremy and Brandon Davis all of San Jose, CA; nephew, Jeffrey McCall Carlon and his family, Nathan McCall and Alex Jeffrey Carlon all of Sandy, UT; numerous cousins including, Mary Lou Sinnott and family, Cori, Tim, Mike, Carina and Miguel Sinnott; Jim, Becky, Jimmy and Jennifer Tuttle all of Albuquerque, Bob and Cindy Jacks of Kerrville, TX, Pat and Angie Hodges and family, Bob and Diane Tuttle all of Tennessee, Jerry, Sylvia, Mark and Daniel McCall Tuttle, Bill, Kathy, Matthew Tuttle and family, Charles McCall and Jimmie Tuttle all of Dallas, TX and dear friend, Geraldine Campbell of Albuquerque. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Lucius worked for Railway Express for 20 years, he was employed by Qwest for 15 years as a printer and retired in 1997. He graduated from Albuquerque High School in 1949. Lucius was a member of First Christian Church. Service will take place on Monday, January 13, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at French Mortuary-Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (3 blocks N. of Paseo del Norte) Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, 924 Menaul Blvd. NW. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Westside Chapel, on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the New Mexico Boys and Girls Ranch, 6209 Hendrix NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110.
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Wagner -- Mrs. Opal L. Wagner, died peacefully in the company of her daughter, Dodie on Wednesday, January 8, 2003, at the home of her grandson, Dan and Sonia Otero at 1201 Rosewood Dr. in Clovis, New Mexico. She was born December 1, 1908 in Sturgis, South Dakota. She married William Chauncy Wagner and has lived in Albuquerque since 1928. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband; her twin sister, Pearl; and most recently and sadly her granddaughter, Nan Botone. She is survived by her three children, Dolores Pearl Christensen of Clovis, New Mexico, William L. (Billy) Wagner and his wife, Sally of Petaluma, California, and Letty Wagy and her husband, Paul of Albuquerque; and proudly by ten grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Saturday, 2:00 p.m., at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. In lieu of flowers, donations in Opal's memory should be made to World Vision, P.O. Box 97, Federal Way, WA 98063-97. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Watt -- Ruth Shirley Howe, 82, a resident of Albuquerque since 1967 passed away peacefully at home on January 9, 2003. Born in Chicopee Falls, MA on May 12, 1921 and raised in Union, Maine. Ruth is survived by her husband, John Collin Watt; son, Colin Campbell Watt; daughter, Susan Watt Young; grandson, John Carlton Young all of Albuquerque; brother, Charles Howe and wife, Anne of Thorndyke, ME; sister, Virginia Howe Delaney of Due West, SC; and nieces and nephews. Ruth was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, a dear friend and neighbor who inspired us all with her quiet strength and insight. Her family wishes to extend its heartfelt appreciation to all of those who assisted us in her care, most especially those of Lovelace Hospice. It was Ruth's wish that there be no services, but memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of the Rio Grande Nature Center, 2901 Candelaria Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107.
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Zahn -- Connie Zahn, age 50, died very early Thursday morning, January 9, 2003 at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. Ms. Zahn was born October 2, 1952 in Portales to the home of Dorothy and Richard Zahn. Connie grew up in Portales and as a girl was active in Blue Birds and later Campfire. She was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Portales, NM. Ms. Zahn was a 1970 graduate of Portales High School and played clarinet in the school band. Following high school, Connie married and she and her husband owned and operated a carpet store. Later she worked at the Portales Hardware Store for several years. In 1993, she moved to Phoenix to make her home, there , she was employed by Maricopa County as an Administrative Assistant. Many of her duties concerned ordering and paying for the supplies for the County Elections Dept. Connie's hobbies included crafts of all types, reading and sewing. In 1999, she became seriously ill, and in the spring of 2001 she moved back to Portales to be near her family members. Since that time, she had been a resident of the Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Guy Payne of Animas, NM; grandchild, Talon Payne; parents, Dorothy and Richard Zahn of Portales; brother and sister-in-law, Craig and Sue Zahn of Wrappings Falls, NY; and sister and brother-in-law, Debbie and Jim Welch. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 13, 2003 in the Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales with Scott P. Reeves officiating. Burial will follow in the Portales Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bill Stevens, John Gentry, Robert Garcia, Fred Perguson, Joe Buckley and Don Doak All of her many friends will serve as Honorary Pallbearers. Services are under the direction of Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Wheeler Mortuary of Portales, Inc., 500 E. Third St., Portales, NM 88130.
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