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Abrams -- Grace Barnett Abrams, died at age 90 on June 24, 2003. She is survived by her son, Jonathan Abrams, MD; step-daughter, Laurel Van Mierlo; step-son, Jerry Abrams; daughter-in-law, Fay Pfaelzer Abrams; two granddaughters, Wendy Paige Abrams and Melissa Sue Abrams; she was thrilled to have a great-granddaughter, 16 month old, Emma Bronte Fliegel; two nieces, Jill Wasserman and Carol Sue Davis; and two nephews, Steven Barnett and Jon Hinden. A private ceremony will be held in her honor. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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Anderson -- Victor P. Anderson Jr., 42, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2003, in Albuquerque."Jr." is preceded in death by his sister, Vicki Hartley in 2001. He is survived by his mother, Rojean Anderson of Albuquerque; father, Victor P. Anderson of Albuquerque; brothers, Guy Anderson and wife, Debbie of El Paso, TX., Joe Anderson and wife, Margret of Milwaukee, WI.; sister, Shirley Nunez and husband, Paul of Atlanta, GA. A Memorial Service will be held at Direct Funeral Services Chapel, on Wednesday, July 2, 2003, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th NW Albuquerque, 343-8008.
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Anderson -- Victor P. Anderson Jr., 42, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2003, in Albuquerque."Jr." is preceded in death by his sister, Vicki Hartley in 2001. He is survived by his mother, Rojean Anderson of Albuquerque; father, Victor P. Anderson of Albuquerque; brothers, Guy Anderson and wife, Debbie of El Paso, TX., Joe Anderson and wife, Margret of Milwaukee, WI.; sister, Shirley Nunez and husband, Paul of Atlanta, GA. A Memorial Service will be held at Direct Funeral Services Chapel, on Wednesday, July 2, 2003, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th NW Albuquerque, 343-8008.
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Arguello -- Trinidad J. Arguello, age 83, a long-time resident of Albuquerque passed away on July 1, 2003. Survivors include her daughters, Isabelle Follwell and husband, Henry of Kentucky, Evelyn Pilkinton and husband, Jerry of Albuquerque, Lauralee Olonia and husband, Bob of Albuquerque; sons, Edward Arguello of Albuquerque, Joseph Jones of Albuquerque, David Quintana and wife, Dora of Las Vegas, NM; 16 gandchildren; and numerous great- grandchildren. Trinidad was preceded in death by her husband, Joe D. Arguello. Trinidad was a lifetime member of the Moose and Eagle Lodge's, was an avid bowler as well as being a loving mother, grandmother and friend. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 2, 2003 in the Chapel of Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors. Memorial Services will be celebrated at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 3, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. also in the chapel of Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors. Arrangements are under the direction of: Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors 3113 Carlisle Blvd NE 884-1188
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Black -- James Howard Black, age 81, a resident of Albuquerque died June 27, 2003. Survivors include his sister, Marjorie B. Graves of Friendswood, TX; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside Services will be held 3:00 p.m., Thursday, July 3, 2003 at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family has established a memorial fund for the Scottish Rite Temple Preservation Fund or De Molay Foundation, P.O. Box 2024, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505. Arrangements are under the direction of: Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave. SE 842-8800
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Castillo -- Anna Marie Castillo, Funeral Services for Mrs. Castillo will be held on Wednesday at St. Bernadette Catholic Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Burial will take place at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third Street SW 247-4124
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Chato -- Edgar Chato passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2003 peacefully at home in his sleep. He was born in Tohatchi, New Mexico on October 7, 1917. He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Mary R. Chato; children Sr. Mary Theresa Chato, SBS, of Bensalem, PA, Genevieve Chato and husband Edward Seaton of Kayenta, AZ, Joseph Chato and partner Connie Bell of Santa Fe, Bernadette Chato and partner Robert Charlie of Fairbanks, AK, Renee Chato and partner Rick Tapia of Santa Fe, Michaela Fong and husband Stephen of Santa Fe; grandchildren, Manuelita Beck and husband, Brian Beck of Albuquerque, Joshua Chato of Dallas, Luis Chato of Ithaca, NY, Jeremy Chato of Las Cruces, Edward Chato-Seaton of Kayenta AZ, William Fong of Santa Fe and Corey Fong of Santa Fe; brother Vincent Chato and wife, Marie of Gallup, sisters, Jeanette Thomas of Tohatchi, NM, Sallie Johnny of Fort Defiance, AZ, Ella Begay and husband, Allan of Albuquerque, Sadie Hardy of Navajo, NM; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Chato was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Nedebah Chato; brothers, Melvin Chato, John Chato, Everett Chato; and sisters, Yanebah Francisco, Monica Chato, Mary Chato, and infant sister. Eddie graduated from Fort Wingate High School and attended Haskell Institute of Lawrence, Kansas for two years prior to being drafted into the US Army. He served in General George S. Patton's 3rd Army, 71st Infantry Division in Europe during WWII and was awarded the Silver Star for"gallantry in action against the enemy." After the war, he married his wife Mary in St. Michaels, AZ. He then attended the Western Business School in Albuquerque. After completing his studies, he worked for Franciscan Furniture and then worked 20 years for American Furniture in Albuquerque until his retirement in 1985. Eddie was a founding member of Holy Ghost Parish, Albuquerque. He was a lifetime member of Knights of Columbus, No. 641, and a former member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. In previous years, he had been an avid golfer and die-hard Yankee, Notre Dame and San Francisco 49ers fan. His favorite memories were of camping trips with his children of which he recorded many hours with his trusty 8mm camera. Celebration of Eddie's life will begin on Thursday, July 3, with a Rosary at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:00 a.m. at Holy Ghost Church, 833 Arizona St. SE, Albuquerque. Fr. Thomas Mayefske will officiate. Internment will take place Monday, July 7, at 11:30 a.m. at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe. Pallbearers are Joshua Chato, Luis Chato, Jeremy Chato, Melvin Chato Jr., Edward Seaton, Stephen Fong, Brian Beck and Rick Tapia. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, 1663 Bristol Pike, Bensalem, PA 19020, or to a charity of your choice. The family would like to thank Kathryn Caldwell, and Lovelace Sandia s Dr. Charles Benton, Dr. Sally Harris and their homecare nurses for their support and medical assistance during Eddie's illness. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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Chavez -- Melisendro Chavez. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all relatives and friends who were so kind and supportive during their recent loss. Special thanks is extended to Fr. Virgil Furfaro for celebrating a beautiful Mass; to casket bearers, Seferino Montoya, Freddie Sanchez, Brandon Chavez, Larry Casados, Eugene Trujillo, and Rudy Tenorio; and honorary bearers, Johnny Chavez, Bonifacio Sanchez, Austin Chavez, Greg Sanchez, Ralph Chavez, and Mel Chavez. Your kindness will always be remembered. Funeral Services were entrusted to: Alameda Mortuary 9420 4th Street NW 898-3160
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Cortese -- Tillie Cortese, age 71, died peacefully at home in her sleep on Saturday, June 28, 2003. Tillie was born in LaJara, NM to Basillio and Martha Montoya. She is survived by her husband, Frank B. Cortese, Sr.; children, Frank B. Cortese II and wife, Deborah, David B. Cortese and fiance, Sue Felegie, Tania M. Triolo and husband, Adam, all of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Nicholas and Noel Cortese, Holly White and Cristen White Fuller and Amber and Monique Triolo; great-grandchildren, David, Eli, and Ethan; six brothers, Johnny Montoya and wife, Bertha, of Cuba, NM, Eddie Montoya of Las Vegas, NM, Phil Montoya and wife, Loretta, and George Montoya, all of Albuquerque, NM, Arthur Montoya and wife, Rae, of LaJara, NM and Joseph Montoya and wife, Sherrie, of Albuquerque, NM. She graduated from Cuba High School at the top of her class. She was fluent in English and Spanish. She met her husband, of 52 years, during the summer of her senior year of high school. They married September 10, 1951 in Cuba, NM and she was a devoted and loving spouse and mother until the angels came for her. She was a woman who enjoyed gardening, taking care of family, painting, shopping and her grandchildren. She loved to ride horses and play basketball. She enjoyed cooking for family and said her food tasted better because she made it with love. Tillie seldom spoke without thinking about the consequences. The simple things in life, like feeding the birds, excited her. Prayer was a joy for her morning and night. She was a devoted member of Queen of Heaven Catholic Church. Tillie had recently retired from a 32-year career in Mary Kay Cosmetics where she was a Cadillac winning director and top in sales. Recently she had retired to devote all her time and love to taking care of her"amor" and lifelong partner, Frank. She attended caretaker support meetings at the VA and garnered much strength from those who attended. There are not enough words to begin to describe what an incredible person Tillie was: kind, caring, peaceful, intelligent, spiritual and loving. Gone but never forgotten, we can only thank God for allowing this angel to bless and enrich the lives she touched. Rosary will be recited Wednesday, July 2, 2003 at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, 6:00 p.m. with Deacon Andy Chavez reciting. Mass will be celebrated Thursday, July 3, 2003, 10:00 a.m., at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, 5310 Claremont Ave NE. Interment will take place at 1:30 p.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Paul Montoya, Martin Chavez, Michael DeLuca, Michael Shaw, Leroy Montoya and Nicholas Cortese. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd., Wednesday, July 2, 2003, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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Feil -- Carl H. Feil, 88, a resident of Los Lunas, died Sunday, June 29, 2003. He is survived by his daughters, Peggy Winters and husband, George of Los Lunas and Patricia R. Fury of Virginia Beach, VA; grandchildren, Suzanne, Thomas, Kimberly, Debbie, Carl, Jackie and Scott; and five great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place and no services will be held. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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Good -- Doris Jean (Miller) Good passed away on Friday, June 27, 2003 after a lengthy illness from cancer. She was 33 years, 6 months, and 21 days. She was born in Hanover, PA on December 6, 1969, the daughter of Glenn and Anna Lois (Geigley) Miller. She married Joseph D. Good on January 1, 1994. She was preceded in death by one sister, Jeanette Kaye; and by two grandfathers, Charles Miller and Roy Geigley. She is survived by her husband; one son, Brandon, age seven; two daughters, Karen, age four and Brenda, age three; three brothers, Dale and wife, Ada Mae Weaver of Colby, WI, Robert of Farmington, NM and Edwin of Belen, NM; two sisters, Faye and husband, Paul Troyer of Grandin, MO and Janice and husband, Wesley Byler of Los Lunas, NM; two grandmothers, Dorothy Miller and Gladys Geigley; nine nephews; and seven nieces. She was a member of the Belen Mennonite Church, Belen, NM. Her glowing testimony of a deep trust in the Lord by her inner peace and resignation to the circumstance of her sickness have touched many lives. She will be greatly missed by all. The Visitation was held at the Grandin Mennonite Church Monday evening. The Funeral Service was held at First Baptist Church in Doniphan, MO, Tuesday afternoon. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Grandin Mennonite Church to help meet the expenses of Doris's lengthy illness.
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Hardinge -- Muarice Lee (Lee) Hardinge, was born March 3, 1929 in Hillsboro, Ohio. Passed away on June 27, 2002. He was a Weld Engineer in Aero Space Design. He is survived by his wife, Maria M. Hardinge of 22 years; one son, Melvin Tito Seda; sister-in-law, Margie Martinez and husband, Amos and her children, Angela, Julio and Alfred; brothers, Robert Hardinge, and Harry and wife, Mary from Needles, CA; five sisters, Dorothy Mullen and husband, Paul, Barbara Earley, Charlotte Hardinge, Helen Mullen and Vivian Jaggers; one daughter, Diane Hardinge and her son, David Hardinge. We give thanks to Lovelace Center at Gibson and all those in the Dialysis Department. Services were held July 1, 2003 at Sunset Memorial Park. Also thanks to all family and friends that helped with his care. Arrangements have been provided by Metropolitan Direct Burial and Cremation Center, Inc., 729 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Albuquerque. 256-9400
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Martin -- Geraldine Martin, 71, a resident of Los Lunas, NM, died June 28, 2003. She is survived by her children, Carl E. Martin Jr. of Delta Junction, AK, Carlene and James Stone of Tijeras, NM, and Annette and Eric Simons of Jensen, UT; grandchildren, Bruce and Carla Martin, Tonya and Scott Nelson, Chris and Eloisa Martin and Cheri Martin, Wendy and Lee Sontag, Heather Monts de Oca, Amanda and Lance Simmons and Matthew Simons; great-grandchildren, Shane, Shaya, Amber, Caleb, Mariah, Chase, Kevin, Taylor, Micayla, and Jacqulene; sisters, Katie Scott, Barbara Ryan, Lawana Hite, Joan Morris and Rhonda Hardy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl E. Martin. Mrs. Martin was born in Kena, NM on August 24, 1931. Cremation has taken place and Memorial Services will be held Thursday, July 3, 2003, 3:30 p.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, NM Affiliate, P.O. Box 90790, 87199-0790. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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Miller -- Sally Zelby Miller, 87, a resident of Albuquerque since 1947, died Monday, June 30, 2003. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Marvin A. Miller of Albuquerque; sons, Alan Miller and wife, Mary, and Steven Miller and wife, Janie, all of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Bernard Miller and Nicholas Miller; niece, Andrea Kempf of Overland Park, KS; nephew, Sam Caron of Sierra Vista, AZ; and special family friends, Dorothy and Arlen Petty of Albuquerque and K.D. her Odyssey Hospice Nurse. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Odyssey Hospice 3600 Comanche Rd. NE or charity of your choice. Graveside services will be held Thursday, July 3, 2003, 11:00 a.m., at Congregation Albert Cemetery in Fairview Memorial Park. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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Nix -- Jewell Stewart Nix, 93, a resident of Albuquerque since 1972 and a longtime resident of Lubbock, TX, died Saturday, June 28, 2003. She is survived by her daughter, Billie J. Stribling of Albuquerque; foster daughter, Nita Slingerland of Santa Fe; sister, Ruby Rogers and husband, Foye of Albuquerque; niece, Geraldine Saffle and husband, Rex of Lubbock, TX; nephew, Wayne Farley and wife, Sherrie of Lewisville, TX; great-niece, Teri Davis and husband, Tracy of Lubbock TX; and other great-nephews and great-nieces. Mrs. Nix was preceded in death by her first husband, William Raymond Stewart; and her second husband, Carroll R. Nix. She was a longtime member of Netherwood Park Church of Christ. Mrs. Nix traveled extensively with her husband Carroll R. Nix. She was a member of the Airstream Club. Mrs. Nix was a Department Manager for many years at Sears Department Store in Santa Fe. Services will be held Wednesday, 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. Interment will follow at Santa Fe Memorial Gardens. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Netherwood Park Church of Christ, 5101 Indian School Rd. NE, 87110. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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Nunn -- Larence C. Nunn, born in OK, on September 10, 1922, died on June 27, 2003, he was 80. Mr. Nunn was a minister with the PCG for 46 years and a WWII vet. He served as pastor in Bernalillo, NM, until September 8, 2002. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Rose; daughter, Sharla and husband; son, Bryan and wife; one brother; and one sister. He had three grandsons; and one granddaughter. Funeral Services will be Thursday, July 3, 2003 at Albuquerque Bible Church, 320 Montano at 10:30 a.m. with burial in Santa Fe at 1:00 p.m. Flowers can be sent to Direct Funeral Service, 2919 4th Albuq., 343-8008.
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Padilla -- Michael"Mikey" Padilla July 2, 1974 - March 10, 1995Happy Birthday! With lots of love and very special memories. Love you forever, Your family and your friends.
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Romero -- Marleen Rae Romero, a resident of Rio Rancho, passed away suddenly on June 29, 2003. Marleen was born on February 23, 1957 in Denver, CO to Charles and Helen Fields Baker. She was a very loving and devoted wife and mother and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Marleen was preceded in death by her mother, Helen. She is survived by her beloved husband, Johnnie Romero of Rio Rancho; loving son, Chance Eon Romero of Albuquerque; precious daughters, Chandora Ann and Vanessa Rae Romero, both of Rio Rancho; her sisters, Mary Wilkins of Albuquerque, and Rose Marie Reeves of OK; and brother, Michael John Baker. A Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 2, 2003 from 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Sunrise Funeral Options, 2400 Southern Blvd. in Rio Rancho, with a Rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, July 3, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Rio Rancho with Father Michael DePalma as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Vista Verde Memorial Park. Services under the care of: Sunrise Funeral Options 2400 Southern Blvd. Rio Rancho, NM (505) 891-9192
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Sachs -- In Loving Memory of Mary C. Sachs March 20, 1911 - July 2, 1998Today marks another year, which totals five years since you went away. They say time heals all, yet, I'm still waiting, time has not been kind. I love and miss you more every passing day. Daddy always said to me,"remember, you only have one mama". The fact that I cannot see or touch you saddens me to no end. Dad's words ring in my ear. Thank God we never held anything back between us. Knowing how you felt towards me makes me proud, and you knowing my feelings toward you, leaves me in peace. Having no regrets is the most anyone can ask for. I feel your warmth around me, so I know you're watching over me. Remember all your"sayings"? I find myself repeating them and I realize how"right on" your were. You were both beautiful and wise. I pray for you and dad daily, and love you with all my heart and soul. Your loving daughter, Angeline Sachs Velasquez
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Sanchez -- Eulogio C. Sanchez, 93, died Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at Hemet Valley Medical Center in Hemet, CA. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the John XXIII Catholic Community, 4831 Tramway Ridge Dr. N.E. Interment will follow at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Services are in the care of: Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222
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Sanchez -- Gavina Maria (Jaramillo) Sanchez, Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at St. Therese Catholic Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third Street SW 247-4124
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Sauters -- Mary Lou Sauters, age 74, a resident of Albuquerque since 1949 passed away. Survivors include her sons, John D. Sauters III of Dallas, TX, Brad T. Sauters of Albuquerque and Mark E. Sauters and wife, Roberta Jayne of Albuquerque; three grandchildren. Mary Lou had great faith in her beliefs and was very independent and loving. She celebrated life to the fullest; her spirit has been realized to a higher consciousness. Mary Lou was a member of Siddha Meditation Center for 20 years. Memorial Services will be held 4:00 p.m., Thursday, July 3, 2003 in Palm Chapel of Strong-Thorne Mortuary with Chitra Rao officiating. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the New Mexico State Police Search and Rescue 4491 Cerrillos Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87504, ATTN: James Newberry. Arrangements are under the direction of: Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave. SE 842-8800
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Seligman -- Michael N. Seligman, 57, died Sunday, June 29, 2003. He is survived by his sister, Sandy Poling and her husband, Bob Poling and their daughters, Camian Larson, Mira Poling and Tasha Poling. He is also survived by his aunt, Shirley B. Williams, and many supportive and beloved cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Irving and Mickey Seligman. Michael was raised in Albuquerque, a descendent of the Bibo/Seligman pioneer mercantile families of New Mexico. He was a graduate of Highland High and graduated from UNM with a major in history and philosophy in 1971. His abiding passion throughout his life were the continued studies of history, philosophy, politics, and the human mind. He spent the last 19 years of his life in Ramona, California, where he was lovingly cared for by the staff of Changing Options and his aunt, Shirley. Those who knew him remember him as a brilliant child/man tormented by his own mind, who carried with him an innocence and an incredibly sweet and kind nature. He deeply affected many who's lives were touched by his. He bravely dealt with his terminal illness for the past ten months and died peacefully in Albuquerque, the home that he loved the most, under the devoted care of his sister, Sandra (as he called her). He will always be loved and he will be sorely missed. His Funeral will be held at Strong-Thorne Mortuary with Rabbi Paul Citrin officiating, at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2, 2003. Donations may be made in his name to Leukemia research or Kaseman Hospice. Arrangements are under the direction of: Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave. SE 842-8800
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Trujillo -- Mr. Edumenio Alphonso Trujillo died Monday, June 30, 2003 in Albuquerque at the age of 86. Mr. Trujillo was a member of Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church where he served as Eucharistic Minister. He was also active in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal and Jail Ministry. Mr. Trujillo also served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the 6th Army Ranger Infantry Battalion serving in the South Pacific and Japan. He was decorated with the Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon and the Victory Ribbon. He was qualified as a Combat Infantyman and received the Combat Infantrymans Badge. He will be remembered for his good sense of humor, his love of John Wayne movies and his love of baseball. He was also a very good checker player. Mr. Trujillo was a Lumber Grader and retired from Duke City Lumber. He remained very active and was a handyman until the age of 82. The family would like to extend a special thank you to everyone at the Lovelace Dialysis Unit and the staff of Manzano del Sol Nursing Home. Mr. Trujillo is survived by his wife of 57 years, Frances A. Trujillo; son, Herman Edumenio Trujillo; daughters, Betty Jo Mares and husband, Mike of Santa Fe, Ruby Miller of Carlsbad, CA, and Vangie Gallegos and husband, Fernando of Las Vegas, NM; brothers, Alex Trujillo and wife, Margaret of Albuquerque, Julian Trujillo and wife, Mary of Victorville, CA, and Leroy Trujillo and wife, Marcella of Highland Heights, CA. He is also survived by eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services for Mr. Trujillo will be held on Thursday at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church where the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dr. Dan Gallegos, Ben Trujillo, Chris Mares, Rick Mares, Nick Marez and John Gallegos. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Trujillo, Donald Gallegos and David Gallegos. A Rosary for Mr. Trujillo will be recited on Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. at Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW. 247-4124.
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Walstrom -- Charles R. Walstrom, known to his family and friends as"Bob" died on June 29, 2003. He was born April 29, 1926 in Burlington, Iowa and has been a longtime resident of Albuquerque. He was preceded in death by a son, John. Bob is survived by daughter, Stephanie Williams and husband, Tony of Los Lunas, Chuck Walstrom and wife, Cheryl of Rio Rancho, Tom Walstrom and wife, Suzanne of Albuquerque; one brother, John Walstrom and wife, Donna of Dallas City, IL; three sisters, Donna Dombrosky of Polson, MT, Judy Klinetobe and husband, Lonnie of Quitman, TX and Vicki Blaufuss and husband, Craig of Fenton, MO; 11 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. He served briefly in the Navy after World War II. Bob was a retired engineer who lent his talent and services to enterprises around the globe. One of his favorite hobbies was woodworking for which he was well known. He will be missed by his family and friends. At Bob's request, his body has been cremated and his remains will be returned to the earth by his family in a private ceremony. Memorials may be given to the Make a Wish Foundation, 5301 Central Ave., NE, Suite 203, Albuq., NM 87108.
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Wilcoxen -- Jeffrey L. Wilcoxen, 48, a resident of Albuquerque, died at his home on Saturday, June 28, 2003. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Dale and Lois (Wilcoxen) Goyen of Pekin, IL; son, Eric; daughter, Jessica Wilcoxen, both of Albuquerque; brother, Steve Wilcoxen and wife, Rachel of Baltimore, MD; sister, Cheri Muller and husband, Britt of Morton, IL; stepbrother, Randy Goyen and wife, Ann of Pekin, IL; and stepsister, Kandy Canton and husband, Phil of Canton, IL. He is preceded in death by his father and grandparents. Mr. Wilcoxen was born February 24, 1955 in Havana, IL to Gerald E. and Lois (Heater) Wilcoxen. He had been employed since 1976 by Sandia National Laboratories, where he held several positions, the most recent being manager of the Analog Electronics Engineering Department. He has been involved in the design of analog and digital electronics for inertial guidance and control systems, supporting WR weapons components, advanced exploratory weapons, and space-based optical payloads. Jeff has an MS in electrical engineering from the University of New Mexico. He was a member of the Sandia Nazarene Church. Services will be held Thursday, July 3, 2003, 12:00 noon, at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel. Cremation will follow. Interment of cremated remains will take place at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Havana, IL. Jeff will be missed by his children, loving friends, and co-workers at Sandia National Labs. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Wednesday, July 2, 2003, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dream Factory, Inc. PO Box 1431, Pekin, IL, 61554. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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Young -- Arlene Octavia Orme Young, 84, passed away in Albuquerque, New Mexico in her home on Friday, June 20, 2003. Her son, John and daughter-in-law, Jeanne were at her bedside. Arlene was one of eight children born to Paul Lafayette Orme of St. Aubert / Chamois, Missouri and Fannie Elizabeth Kelly of Fulton, Missouri. Her siblings Clarence, Ercil, Beltron, Dorsey, Velma Loretta, Jeanette; and her half-brother, Melvin Moore, all preceded her in death. Arlene married John Young in Kansas City in June, 1941. Their 52 year marriage ended with John's death in 1994. The union produced a son, John Edward. She lived happily with her son, John and his wife, Jeanne for the final years of her life in Albuquerque, from August of 1994 to the present time. In addition, Arlene is survived by her sister, Evelyn Caruthers of Kansas City, Kansas; and many nieces and nephews, including Vivian Sims of Denver, Irma Jean Coe (Ulysses) of Altadena, California, Patricia Caruthers of Kansas City, Kansas, Bertram Caruthers, Jr. (Cynthia) of Kansas City, Kansas, Edward Horney (Charmaine) of Chicago, Illinois, Lorraine Ross (Ben) of Detroit, Michigan, Barbara Stafford of Kansas City, Kansas, Betty Mathis of Kansas City, Kansas, Harriet Caruthers of Mesa, Arizona, Janice Johnson of Kansas City, Kansas, as well as a host of cousins, relatives, and friends. Arlene attended public school in Kansas City, Kansas and graduated from Sumner High School in 1936. She graduated from Kansas State University in 1940 with a Bachelor of Science in home economics and science, and subsequently earned a Master of Arts degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City in 1968 with a concentration in reading education. She also received additional course credits from Central Missouri State, Pittsburg State, and Ottawa universities. Dedicated to education, Arlene received certification to teach a variety of subjects at the elementary, junior high, and high school levels in the state of Missouri. Arlene's distinguished career in the teaching profession spanned nearly half a century from 1940 to 1985. Beginning as a kindergarten teacher and then in various elementary grades, G.E.D. programs, Adult Education, and later as a consultant in Developmental Reading at Donnelly College, she impacted the learning and growth of innumerable students in Greater Kansas City, and she was a model for her peers as well. Throughout her life, Arlene was a deeply spiritual Christian, a faithful servant of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. A lifelong member of her family church, The Third Street Church of God of Kansas City, KS she served as a Sunday school teacher, a member of the Board of Trustees, and a member of the Board of Christian Education. She was a member of the Satellite Club and the Geac» Club, and lifetime member of the Phi Delta Kappa professional sorority's Gamma Beta Chapter for which she organized and assisted in conducting reading workshops. Active in community service as well, Arlene enjoyed her volunteer work in the Kansas City, Kansas Chapter of the American Red Cross transportation motor pool, and tutoring for the Laubach Way to Reading technique program at Kansas City Kansas Community College. She was a member of the Alpha Epsilon Chapter of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority as well as the Shepard's Center of Kansas City, Kansas. In Albuquerque, she was a member of the Americans with Disabilities Act Committee of the Share Your Care Program at the Bear Canyon Senior Center. Her gracious personality and her warmth and charm earned her many friends, and her regular involvement and active participation served as an example to all. She was loved and appreciated and will be remembered for her positive attitude, her gentle voice, and engaging smile. She enriched the lives of everyone she met. Funeral Dervices will be held at the Third Street Church of God in Kansas City, Kansas at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, 2003. Interment will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 30, 2003 at Ft. Leavenworth National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc., Gamma Beta Chapter, Scholarship Fund, c/o Mrs. Lela Page, 7406 Loma Vista Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64138. Arrangements: Thatcher Funeral Home 913-321-1211.
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