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Alvidres -- Mr. Henry Alvidres Sr., 63, a resident of Albuquerque passed away peacefully at home in the arms of his loving family on August 5, 2003. Mr. Alvidres is the beloved husband of 38 years to Mrs. Yolanda Alvidres. Mr. Alvidres is survived by one daughter, Grace Saavedra and husband, Mike; one son, Henry Alvidres and wife, Cindy; five sisters, Edna Barela and husband, Johnny, Jennie Lou Meehan and husband, Mike, Rose Yuhas and husband, John, Priscilla Kliem and husband, Ralph and Mary Frances Alvidrez; two brothers, Reyes Alvidrez and wife, Minerva and Ruben Alvidrez; five grandchildren, Sophia and Jacob Saavedra, Cole Gamrath and Daniel, and Christopher Alvidres; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mr. Alvidres was a Veterean of the United States Navy serving during Peacetime. A visitation for Mr. Alvidres will be Sunday afternoon in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel from 2:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 3:00 p.m. by Eileen Montoya. A final visitation will be Monday morning from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel with a Funeral Service to be held at 9:00 a.m. by Deacon Harry Beare. Interment will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. with full Military Honors by the D.A.V. #3. Pallbearers will be, Michael Alvidrez, Steven Salais, Alfonso Salais Jr., Steven Rosales, Michael Saavedra and Frank Morales. Honorary pallbearers will be, Joe Martinez and Frank Rosales. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made under the name of Mr. Henry Alvidres, to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of New Mexico, 3150 Carlisle, NE Suite #200, Albuq. N.M. 87110, 505-830-6040. Arrangements by: GABALDON MORTUARY 1000 OLD COORS RD SW 243-7861
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Armijo -- Mrs. Fela B. Armijo would like to thank all their relatives and friends for their kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement; for the beautiful floral tributes and a special thank you to Father Ronald Gonzales, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, celebrant of the Mass, to Gabriella Nieto for reciting the Rosary, to Paloma Blanca Nursing Home for their kindness and care and to the pallbearers. Arrangement by: GABALDON MORTUARY 1000 OLD COORS RD SW
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Baca -- Ms. Josslyn M. Baca, 20, a resident of Albuquerque passed away peacefully at home on August 7, 2003 and is now in heaven with our Lord. Josslyn is the beloved daughter to Lemuel and Linda Baca. Josslyn is also survived by her daughter, Julianna; one sister, Camille; one brother, Myles; her grandparents, Robert and Ruth Baca and Earl and Mary Ann Lukesh; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Josslyn was a member of the Catholic Church. A visitation for Josslyn will be Saturday morning from 8:00am until 9:30am at St. Anne Catholic Church, 1400 Arenal SW with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9:30am by Father Daniel Balizan and Deacon Rene Greivel. Interment will follow at the Pajarito Cemetery. Pallbearers will be, Ken Lukesh, Tony Lukesh, Shane Lukesh, Bryan Baca, Andre Baca, Steve Tenorio, Billy Godinez and Harold Lucero.
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Baca -- Ms. Josslyn M. Baca. The family would like to thank all their relatives and friends for their kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement; for the beautiful floral tributes and a special thank you to Father Daniel Balizan and Deacon Rene Greivel, St. Anne Catholic Church celebrants of the Mass, to Presbyterian Hospice Home Health Care for all their kindness and care and to the pallbearers. Arrangements by: GABALDON MORTUARY 1000 OLD COORS RD SW
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Bravo -- Robert Bravo, 66, passed away in Albuquerque Thursday, July 31, 2003. Robert was a native New Mexican. He had a brilliant and simple sprit that endeared everyone who knew him. Robert was truly a gift from God, and is with Him now. He will be sorely missed, especially by the staff at El Centro Villa Nursing Center; the dialysis staff and Lovelace Hospital; the third and forth floor Lovelace nurses who cared for him so frequently; Kim Euston and Michael Naranjo. Services will be held at El Centro Villa Center, 1629 Bowe Lane SW Tuesday, August 12, 2003 at 2:00pm. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th NW Albuquerque, 343-8008.
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Carlin -- John Vernon Carlin, passed away August 1, 2003. He was born March 12, 1953 in Biloxi, MS. He was the beloved son of Dolores V. Carlin, brother of Jesse R. Carlin and friend to and of many. Also survived by aunt Barbara Carlin Shahan of Mentor-On-The-Lake, Ohio, uncle James Melton of Longview, TX. He is preceded in death by his father, Maj. John J. Carlin, sister-in-law, Julie Carlin and nephew, Robert Carlin. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held at a later date. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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Chacon -- The Family of Josephine Priscilla Chacon wishes to express their sincere appreciation to all family and friends for the support and kind expressions of sympathy received during our time of loss. Thank you so much. Arrangements under the direction of: Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave. 842-8800
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Chafey -- Mrs. Polly Chafey, 72, died peacefully on August 6, 2003 from chronic emphysema. She was at home in Northwest Albuquerque, surrounded by family and friends and her husband Donald, of 47 years. Alongside her husband, Polly enjoyed some 41 years of Navy and Federal Government Service, and she devoted 45 years of her life to the treatment of alcoholism, as a volunteer and professional Navy counselor. She was known throughout the U.S. for sharing her vibrant, encouraging story and the loving sustained support of her fellowship group, one day at a time. Born in Baltimore, MD, she lived on both coasts and touched the lives of innumerable addicts. In addition to her husband, Polly is survived by her sister and brother in-law, Sandra and Artemus Edwards, of Albuquerque, and their son, Taylor of Tucson, AZ. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Presbyterian Hospice, 8300 Constitution, NE, Albuquerque , NM, 87110, or the Animal Humane Association of New Mexico, 615 Virginia, SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. Services under the care of: SUNRISE FUNERAL OPTIONS 2400 Southern Blvd. Rio Rancho, NM 87124 (505) 891-9192
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Chavez -- Mikel Chavez. The family would like to thank all of their friends and relatives who were in attendance at his Rosary and Funeral Mass. We would also like to thank St. Joseph's Choir for their accompaniment. They would also like to express their gratitude for all the love, care and compassion that has been shown to them. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW 505-897-0300
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Claussen -- Buril Martin Claussen, 86, a resident of Albuquerque and former resident of Rio Rancho, died Monday, August 4, 2003. He is survived by his son, Larry Claussen and wife, Kathleen, of Albuquerque; daughter, Pam McCarty and husband, Brad Ball, of Omaha, NE; grandson, Nathan Claussen; granddaughters, Mindi McCarty and Jessi McCarty and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Betty Jane Claussen. Buril served in the U.S. Army during WWII and received the Combat Infantry Badge and Purple Heart during the Tunisian Campaign. He worked the Department of Agriculture for 34 years. Private graveside services were held at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM, with Pastor David Bruskas officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to City on a Hill Ministries, 3013 Central Avenue NE, 87106. French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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Freeman -- Col. Belvin S. Freeman US Army, (Ret.) a resident of Albuquerque, died Thursday, August 7, 2003. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Peggy J. Freeman of Albuquerque; sons, Belvin S. Freeman II of Fayston, VT, Michael Allan Freeman and wife, Karen of Gillette, NJ; and grandchildren, Kathryn Rose and Leah June. Belvin served his country in the US Army and retired after nearly 30 years. He was an active member of the Military Officers Association. Services will be held Tuesday, August 12, 2003, 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Monday, August 11, 2003, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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Garcia -- In Loving Memory of Frances Garcia July 25, 1956 - August 5, 2002 "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16 Missed but not forgotten Until we meet again
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Gould -- Lillian C. Gould a longtime resident of Albuquerque, died Wednesday, August 6, 2003. Mrs. Gould is survived by her brother, Paul T. Olson of Ft. Dodge, IA; granddaughter, Mary Lou Bryan and husband, Joe of Gloversville, NY; grandson, Jim Gould and wife, Susan of Albuquerque; nieces, Virginia Brobyn and Carol Schilling and husband, Gerry; and nephews, Robert Olson, Jr. and wife, Nancy; David Olson and wife, Judy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Gould and son, Marvin Gould. Mrs. Gould was a member of Immanuel Presbyterian Church. She was an artist and served as a judge in the New Mexico Iris Society. Mrs. Gould was an honorary member of the American Association of University Women and the TTT Society. Services will be held Monday, 1:00 p.m. at the Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum Chapel, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Memorial contributions may be made to Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 114 Carlisle Blvd. SE, 87106 or Manzano Del Sol, 5201 Roma NE, 87108. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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Gutierrez -- Ms. Andrea L. Gutierrez. The family would like to thank all their relatives and friends for their kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement; for the beautiful floral tributes and a special thank you to Father Gino Correa, Holy Family Catholic Church, Celebrant of the Mass, to Del Sanchez for reciting the Rosary and to the pallbearers. Arrangements by: GABALDON MORTUARY 1000 OLD COORS RD SW
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Hubbell -- Helen Jean"Jeanie" Hubbell, an Albuquerque native, died on Thursday, August 7, 2003. She will be fondly remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and friend. She dedicated over 20 years counseling young adults as a resident advisor at Albuquerque Youth Corps. In life and work, she made time to help those in need and her door was always open. Jeanie is survived by her brother, Walter Hubbell; daughter Carol Hoppe; sons Louis Cervantes and Paul Cervantes; grandchildren Frank Faris, Camille Fairs, Stephen Cervantes, Dillion Cervantes, Louise Cervantes and David Cervantes and great grandson Cole Faris. Rosary will be recited on Monday, August 11, 2003, at 6:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, with Betty Jo Stafford reciting. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 6:30 p.m., following the rosary. Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 12, 2003, at 9:00 a.m. at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 9502 4th Street NW with Father Juan Mendez, Celebrant. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. N.E. (505) 823-9400
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Kaufman -- Robert D. Bob Kaufman was called home by the Lord, Thursday, August 7, 2003 Bob was born February 16, 1929 in Nebraska to Mary Ann and Leo Kaufman. He suffered from heart and lung disease over the past several years. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Barbara M (Brown) Kaufman; sons, Robert D. Don and wife, Bonnie; Randy L. and wife, Francie; daughter, Lynn D. and husband, Dave Davis; 7 grandchildren, Nicole and Eric Kaufman; Josh, Leighton, and Mandi Kaufman; Tami and Lori Davis. He is also survived by his precious companions and sidekicks, his dogs, Rags and Mittens. Bob moved with his family from Nebraska to California when he was 9 years old. He resided there until at the age of 17 he joined the Air force. He was stationed at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque. It was then that he met the love of his life Barbara and they were wed on April 2, 1949. After being discharged from the Air Force, Bob enrolled in and completed the Plumbers and Pipefitters Apprenticeship Program. He became a Licensed Journeyman Plumber. He worked for several plumbing contractors until 1963 when he opened the doors of Kaufman Plumbing and Heating, Inc. He retired in 1990. Bob served as an instructor for the Plumbers and Pipefitters Apprenticeship Program, was President of the Mechanical Contractors Association, and a member of the American Arbitration Association. Bob was also a member of the BPOE # 461. Harwood United Methodist Church was the church where Bob was an active member since 1954. He served the church in numerous areas until his death. He was private pilot and enjoyed flying for several years. Many things brought Bob joy throughout his life, he spent many weekends at Elephant Butte Lake teaching his children and grandchildren the ins and outsof boating, water skiing, and fishing. Bob loved to golf and for a couple of years did so once a week until about a year ago. Bob, Barbara, Rags and Mittens traveled with special old-time friends and made many new friends through their motor home club. He loved and took great pride in his yard and gardening. He enjoyed watching the birds and squirrels that visited on his back patio. Bob also enjoyed visiting the area casinos now and again, hoping to hit the big one. He was kind, compassionate, generous, loving, giant of a man with an ornery streak that anyone who knew him experienced. His family was the most important thing in his life. He was a great and honorable husband, father, papa and friend. He will be deeply missed, but will always and forever be in our hearts. A celebration of Bob's life will be held on Monday, August 11, 2003, 10:00 a.m. at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, with Rev. Andy Husted of HUMC, officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menual NE. Pallbearers will be Don Kaufman, Randy Kaufman, Dave Davis, Josh Kaufman, Leighton Kaufman, and Eric Kaufman. Honorary and special friends are Ron Robertson, Sy Lucas, Bob Hanna, Skip Hansen, Don Neilson and Al Moran. Friends may visit at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, Sunday, August 10, 2003 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The family suggest donations be made to The American Heart Association, P.O. Box 90790, Albuquerque, NM 87199-0790 or The American Lung Association, 7001 Menual NE, Suite 1A, Albuquerque, NM 87110. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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Lang -- TommyI'm FreeDon't grieve for me, for now I'm free I'm following paths God made for me. I took His hand, I heard Him call... Then turned, and bid farewell to allI could not stay another day To laugh, to love, to sing, to play. Tasks left undone must stay that way I found my peace...at close of dayAnd if my parting left a void Then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, Ah yes, these things I too will missBe not burdened...deep with sorrow, I wish you sunshine of tomorrow. My life's been full...I've savored much Good friends, good times...a loved one's touchPerhaps my time seemed all too brief. Don't lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your heart and share with me, God wants me now...He set me free!(author unknown)In Remembrance of Tommy Lang
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Lapsley -- Francis Edwin Lapsley, 80, a resident of Rio Rancho since 1993, and coming to New Mexico from Texas, passed away on Tuesday, August 5, 2003. Francis was born November 25, 1922 the son of Thomas J. and Anna King Lapsley in Newark, New Jersey. He had worked for the J.C. Penny Company before retiring. He had been a former member of the Rio Rancho Elks Club. Francis is survived by his son, Michael Stephen Lapsley and wife, Leslieann of Rio Rancho; one sister, Patricia Miller of New Jersey; one brother, Richard Lapsley of New Jersey; and his former wife, Vivian M. Lapsley. The Committal Service will be held on Monday, August 11, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. in the Rose Garden in Vista Verde Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, it has been suggested that memorials in Francis name be made to the Animal Humane Association of New Mexico, 615 Virginia SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. Arrangements by: Vista Verde Mortuary Rio Rancho, New Mexico 892-9920
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Lawson -- Fay Lawson, 82, a resident of Albuquerque died August 4, 2003. She was born January 23, 1921 to Jesse and Fern Sayre in Corry, PA and grew up in Spartansburg, PA. She is preceded in death by husband, Frank in 1995; and two brothers, Victor in 1991 and Jesse, killed at the Battle of the Bulge in 1944. She is survived by one daughter, Caroline Lawson of Albuquerque and a nephew, Johannes Sayre of Kingston, NY. Fay worked at Raymond Mfg. In Corry until 1950, where she met her husband, Frank. They were married in 1947. She lived in Corry, PA until moving to Albuquerque in 1971. She loved New Mexico. Known to all as sweet and loving, as well as feisty, outspoken and for her love of people and animals. She was an avid follower of national politics and current affairs. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 13, 2003 in the Chapel of Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors with Mr. Harold Johnson officiating. She will be buried with Frank in the National Cemetery in Santa Fe. Arrangements are under the direction of: Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors 3113 Carlisle Blvd. NE 884-1188
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Lujan -- Evelyn M. Lujan, 68 (39), passed away on August 6, 2003. She was born on February 16, 1935 in Albuquerque, NM. A Rosary will be recited on Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the San Jose Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday morning at 10:30 a.m. also at the San Jose Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. Services are in the care of: Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222
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Marquez -- Petrita Garcia Marquez, 55, a resident of Albuquerque passed away August 3, 2003. Mrs. Marquez was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Marquez; her father, Cornelio Garcia; son, Patrick James Marquez. She is survived by mother, Anita B. Pritchett; sons, Leonard G. Marquez, Jr., Paul Daniel Marquez and Adrian Marquez; one daughter, Hope Lucero; nine grandchildren; and many relatives and friends. Mrs. Marquez will lie in state Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the family home at 605 Abbie Lane SW and Monday from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. A Rosary will be recited Sunday evening at 5:30 p.m. also at the family home. Services are entrusted to: Alameda Mortuary 9420 4th Street, NW 898-3160
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Martinez -- In Memory of Gabrielle Martinez March 10, 1918 - August 8, 2001It's been two years since you joined Dad in heaven. We miss you both very much. You are always in our prayers. Your loving family.
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Moor -- A woman described by family and friends as"one of a kind" has died just shy of her 99th birthday. Mary (Hampton) Moor died quietly in her sleep at Albuquerque's Robin House Care Center on July 22, 2003. (Her seven surviving great nieces and nephews agree it's one of the few times in her long and bustling life that she was quiet.) Mrs. Moor's family says she was always surprising them in one way or another with her no-nonsense perspective on the world. Her conversation was peppered with old-time folk sayings stemming from her Louisiana childhood. She had a lifelong conviction that there was always some place to go and something to do. Mrs. Moor's life will be celebrated at a Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 14 at Chapel of Sunrise. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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Mullaney -- Lisa Gay (Economides) Mullaney, age 43, a resident of Albuquerque since 1960, departed this world to be with her Lord August 7, 2003. Lisa was born in Santa Ana, California, November 20, 1959 and grew up in Albuquerque and Dallas, Texas. She was a great music lover, enjoying playing the piano and guitar and her greatest love - singing. She was a graduate of Eldorado High School and attended UNM for three years during which time she was a house manager of Popejoy Hall. Her education was interrupted with a bout with cancer, which she valiantly battled over 20 years. She developed great expertise on the computer and combined with her gift of organization, used her skills effectively in her jobs with K-TECH at the Particle Beam Fusion Accelerator and as the business manager for the Northwest Rio Grande Soccer League. She was a soccer coach and soccer mom. She loved a cappella singing and was a member of the"Doo-Wops" a cappella group, the Turquoise Trail ladies barbershop chorus and led other a cappella ladies groups. She was a lover of the outdoors and spent many wonderful times camping with her husband and son. She was always looking for ways to help others, encouraging those fighting her same disease, lending her computer and organizational skills and reaching out to those in need, never asking for anything in return. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior at age 12 and her faith has sustained her through all her struggles. According to her son Jack,"She was the best mom ever". She was a wonderful wife and the truest of friends to many. Sadly, there is one less white mini-van on the roads of Albuquerque, full of nieces, nephews, smiles, soccer balls, bicycles, fish poles, car seats, singing, crayons, schoolwork, and french fries. She is survived by her husband, Christopher; 7 year old co-pilot and son, Jack; sister and brother- in- law, Cheryl and Rob Armstrong; her consistently supportive and loving parents, Jim and Renee Economides; nieces and nephews, Jamie, Sean, Jessica, Josiah, Keri, Cheri and Danea Armstrong; aunts and uncles, Marcia and Floyd Veatch, Lana and Charles Ross, Paul and Mary Economides, Kathy and Monty Preonas; children, cousins, Laura George and children, Carin Darr, Marc Veatch and daughter. There will be a viewing Sunday, August 10, 2003 between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. A Funeral Service will be held at Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 8600 Academy N.E. at 1:30 p.m., Monday, August 11, 2003. A reception will follow the service where her friends and relatives can visit. The Interment Service will be held immediately following at Sunset Memorial Park on Menual Blvd. NE. Lisa loved flowers and they are welcome. Donations to the American Institute of Cancer Research (PO Box 97167 Washington DC, 20090) on her behalf, will also be helpful and beneficial to others. Pallbearers are Robert Armstrong, David Atery, Paul Economides, Mark George, Michael George, Marc Veatch. A special thanks to the Lovelace Oncology staff especially Amy Tarnower MD, and the fourth floor nurses and technicians who gave loving care to Lisa for many years.
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Pons -- Max Pons of Heron Lake (Rutheron) NM, Tijeras, NM and San Jose, Mexico, died peacefully at home on August 3, 2003. He was born on November 4, 1933 in San Antonio, Texas. He joined the Air Force and moved to New Mexico in 1953. He owned a service station in Albuquerque for 20 years. He then spent most of his time at Heron Lake or San Carlos and San Jose, Mexico. He is preceded in death by his former wife, Mary Ann Pons. He is survived by his son, Jim Pons; and daughters, Beverly Rhea, Diane Mead and husband, Kenneth Mead; grandchildren, Danny Rhea, Leslie Rhea, Lisa Moore, Jessica Pons, Jamie Pons, Rachel Pons, Steven Walker and Jennifer Walker; great- grandchildren, Anthony Duran, Gage Rhea, Malachi Moore and Anna Pons; his brothers, Joe Pons, Robert Pons, Kenneth Pons, Pete Pons; and sisters, Lilly Heaner, Barbara Blue, Lynn Anne Prince; and hundreds of friends in both the United States and Mexico. He is remembered for his warmth, generosity, humor and hospitality. He is loved by all. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, August 9, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at Community Church of the Sandias in Sandia Park, NM. Officiating will be Rev. Jim Cunningham. Arrangements entrusted with: Harris-Hanlon Mortuary Moriarty, New Mexico
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Quintana -- Mrs. Emma M. Quintana. The family would like to thank all their relatives and friends for their kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement; for the beautiful floral tributes and a special Thank You to Deacon Juan Barrajas Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, for officiating the Communion Service to Gabriella Nieto for reciting the Rosary, to the staff at Lovelace Hospice for their kindness and care and to the pallbearers. Arrangements by: GABALDON MORTUARY 1000 OLD COORS RD SW
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Rader -- Nelda Grace Rader, age 93, passed away August 6, 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was born on August 31, 1909 in Rocky, Oklahoma to the late Walter Truitt and Nora Elizabeth (Ramsey) Truitt. Survivors include her daughter, Anne Kennedy of Roswell, NM; grandson, Hayden Rader of Glenwood Springs, CO; seven grandchildren; and eight great- grandchildren. Nelda was a member of the Catholic Church, the Garden Club and the Corps of Engineers Wives Club. Committal Services will be held 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 12, 2003 in the Chapel of Gate of Heaven Cemetery with Deacon Sandy Hall officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of: Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave. SE 842-8800
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Rains -- Dr. Darrel Rains, former beloved pastor of Sandia Baptist Chruch went to be with the Lord, August 1, 2003, he was 57 years old. Darrel's life can be summarized in verse 7 of II Timothy, Chapter 4"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." Darrel was born to Ray and Mary Rains August 10, 1945 in Okemah, OK. For 35 years he pastored various Baptist churches in Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne, and their two children Nathan Rains and wife, Betsy; Amy and husband, Mark Wood; two grandchildren Madison and Taylor Rains; father and stepmother, Ray and Ethel Rains; sister and brother-in-law, Rae Ellen and husband, James Heinzig; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother Mary Rains and brother George Rains. Services took place on Monday, August 4, 2003 at Casa View Baptist church in Dallas, TX. Interment followed at Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne, TX. For those wishing to correspond with Suzanne, her address is 1117 Greenville Tr., Cleburne, TX 76031. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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Risch -- Sylvia H. Risch, age 74, died July 21, 2003 in Ft. Collins, Colorado. She was born Sylvia Helen Hamlin to Silva and LaRessa Hamlin on October 19, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois. She grew up in Chicago and was valedictorian of her high school class. She graduated from Northeastern University in Dekalb, IL where she was a cheerleader and member of Sigma Kappa sorority. Sylvia married Jack Charles Risch on August 12, 1950 in Chicago. They moved to Albuquerque and lived there for 46 years. She taught elementary school for over 25 years in the Albuquerque Public Schools. She attended Hoffmantown Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school. She enjoyed reading, swimming, camping and water-skiing. She played the violin in the community symphony and placed in three swimming events in the New Mexico state-wide Senior Olympics the summer of 1997. Survivors include her sister, Rachel Still of Atlanta; three daughters, Sally Clayshulte of Ft. Collins, Colorado, Amy Rodie of Omaha, and Peggy Hudgens of Joplin, Missouri; and four grandchildren, Alison Clayshulte of San Francisco, Jonathan Clayshulte of Salem, Oregon, Katie Hudgens, of Ft. Collins, Colorado, and Gretchen Hudgens of St. John Island, U.S. Virgin Islands. Sylvia Risch will be buried along side her husband in the Santa Fe National Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be held Friday August 15, 2003 at 10:30 a.m., in the chapel at Hoffmantown Baptist Church, in Albuquerque. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Salvation Army in Sylvia's memory.
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Rutherford -- Della R. Rutherford, 92, a resident of Albuquerque for 91 years, died Saturday, August 9, 2003. Mrs. Rutherford was a loving wife and mother. She is survived by her husband, George Rutherford of the family home; daughter, Marilyn Coughlen and husband, Tucker of Baytown, TX; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. At her request, there will be no memorial service. Mrs. Rutherford was a lover of animals. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Humane Association of New Mexico, Inc., 615 Virginia SE, 87108. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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Sanchez -- Mr. Abie A. Sanchez, The family would like to thank all of 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 Street SW 247-4124
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Simonton -- Elizabeth"Tommie" Simonton, 99, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on August 7, 2003. She is survived by her son-in-law, Charles Warner of Rio Rancho; granddaughter, Beverly Ponder of Ft. Worth, Texas; two grandsons, James and Bryan Warner both of Rio Rancho; six great- grandchildren, Benjamin, Carolyn, David, Amy, Paul and Tiffany. Tommie was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Simonton in 1952; a grandson, William T. Simonton in 1980; her daughter, Annsalee Warner in 1982; and her son, Ernest Jr. in 1986. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ in Arkansas, Texas and New Mexico. While residing at Acantilado Vista, Tommie organized a choral group. She loved music and played the piano and was always involved in the church choral groups. One of the highlights of her life was her visit to the Holy Land in 1978. When Tommie was 8 years old, her family moved from Arkansas by covered wagon to Willow Springs, TX. She loved New Mexico and loved her family and almost always accompanied them on their vacations. Tommie retired in 1978 from Coxs department store in Ft. Worth, TX after being employed for over 30 years. Service will take place on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at Rio Rancho Church of Christ, 1006 22nd SE, Rio Rancho, NM, with Joe McDaniel, officiating. Burial will take place on Thursday, August 14, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at Moore Memorial Park in Arlington, Texas. Friends may visit French Mortuary -Westside Chapel on Monday, August 11, 2003 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Albuquerque Children's Christian Home, 5700 Winter Haven Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW 505-897-0300
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Spafford -- Marian June (Lutz) Spafford, 84, passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2003. She is survived by her daughter, Betty Spafford, grandchildren Robin Richardson of Albuquerque, NM, Dustin Richardson of Santa Fe, NM; sister, Eleanore and husband, Ed Powers of So. St. Paul, MN; sister-in-law, Marianna Lutz of Torrance, CA; brother, Charles and wife Betty Lutz of Shell Lake, WI, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, William (Bill) and Eva E. Lutz of Shell Lake, WI; her brothers Douglas Lutz of Shell Lake, WI, and Raymond C. (Cab) Lutz of Torrance, CA. Marian was born April 11, 1919 in Rice Lake, WI and grew up in beautiful Shell Lake, WI. She graduated from Superior Teacher's College (now University of Wisconsin-Superior) in 1941. Marian started her elementary teaching career in Wisconsin, but moved to San Bernadino, CA in 1945 and taught the children of many service men returning home from WWII. After her marriage to Rolland (Ron) Spafford, the couple moved to Victorville, CA in the"High Desert" in 1947, where she continued to teach. The family enjoyed boating and camping together, and took many wonderful cross-country road trips to Shell Lake and So. St. Paul to visit Marian's, family. After retiring from teaching in 1985, Marian enjoyed traveling with her friends, visiting Russia, Scandanavia, the Caribbean, Panama Canal and the East Coast. She was an active member of the United Methodist Church in Victorville. Marian moved to Albuquerque in 1998 with her little dog,"Buddy", her faithful companion for 16 years. In ABQ, Marian enjoyed feeding the birds in the backyard and she was active at the Los Volcanes Senior center, the Meadowlark Senior Center, and Mesa View United Methodist Church. In spite of life-long medical problems, Marian was able to lead a full and active life. She was lucky to have many fine doctors, including Dr. Lillihei (U of MN), Dr. Davis (UCLA), Dr. Martin, Dr. Van Fleet, Dr. Dudley, and Dr. Elder (VV/Apple Valley), and Dr. Kim, Dr. Rodriquez, and Dr. Agbemadzo (Lovelace, ABQ). A very heart-felt"Thank You" to Rev. Schwarting, the Covenant Group at the Mesa View UMC and especially her friend, Sheila Smith; the entire staff at Sandia Springs Assisted Living; and Lovelace Hospice, for their friendship, kindness and compassion. Marian's ashes will be buried with her parents at the cemetery in Shell Lake, WI. There will be a memorial service at the Mesa View United Methodist Church, 4701 Montano Rd., NW in ABQ, NM on Sat, Sept. 13 at 10:00 a.m. Marian was a lifelong teacher and strongly believed in the value of a college education. A scholarship has been established in her honor at Victor Valley College in Victorville, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to: Victor Valley College District Foundation"In memory of Marian J. (Lutz) Spafford", 18422 Bear Valley Rd., Victorville, CA 92392. Marian was much loved and will be warmly remembered by her family and friends. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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Spradling -- Pauline H. Spradling, 88, passed away peacefully on August 5, 2003 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. A long time resident of Albuquerque, Pauline enjoyed going to the movies, fishing, and playing duplicate bridge. In June of 2003, she achieved Golden Age Master bridge player status. Pauline was born in Straight Creek, Kentucky and was one of four daughters of Harry and Edith Harrison. While her first husband, William Spradling, preceded her in death, Pauline is survived by her two children, Stuart Spradling of Colorado Springs and Shirley Fleming of Albuquerque, as well as five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. In addition to being a beloved mother, grandmother, and friend, Pauline retired in 1973 from her career as a Printed Circuit Technician for Sandia Laboratory in Albuquerque. She was also a member of the Methodist church. Memorial services will take place Saturday, August 16, 2003, at 10:30 a.m. at French Mortuary- Wyoming Blvd.Chapel. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400
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Styron -- Mary Kay Styron, 86, died on Friday, August 8, 2003. She is survived by her daughter, Alice Wharton and husband John; son, Charles Adams and wife, Kandie, all of Albuquerque; 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Services will be held on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Friends may visit French Mortuary on Monday, August 11, 2003, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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Thompson -- Charles Benjamin Thompson, Jr. a resident of Fountain Hills, AZ since 1976, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday evening August 6, 2003. He was 85 years old. He was a loving husband, father, and an accomplished engineer. He was born in the small farm town of Auburn, NE on October 22, 1917. He sought adventure living and traveling all over the world while employed by the Agency for International Development (AID), U. S. Department of State. He retired after 25 years with AID and took a position with Harza Engineering in Chicago before moving to Fountain Hills, AZ where he lived for 27 years with his wife Opal. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Opal; three children, Hugh Thompson of Sacramento, CA, Carolyn Thompson-Rizer of Katy, TX, and Marilyn Shultz of Carlton, OR; three step-children, Jim Chidister of Camp Hill, PA, Mary Lawrence of Virginia Beach, VA, Eileen Covert of Richmond, VA, and Bill Chidister (deceased); 17 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Kathryn. His main service work was with the Fountain Hills Lions Club where he served as secretary for over 20 years and was awarded 100% secretary for 14 of those years and received 100% Secretary '92s Award from the Multiple District. He also received the Lion Century Club member, Lifetime Lion Camp Tatiyee, and the Melvin Jones Fellow (which is the Lions '92 highest Award). He was a member of and laid the groundwork for the First United Methodist Church in Fountain Hills by appealing the need to the bishop. He was a second generation berthed American who traced his ancestors back through 400 years of blacksmiths and farmers in Messingham and West Rasen England. He graduated from Auburn High School and often attended its reunions. He was the first college graduate in his family, earning his BS in Civil Engineering from the University of New Mexico (Sigma Tau & Chi Epsilon honor fraternities) and his MS in Civil Engineering (hydraulics) from the University of Iowa. He was a Registered Professional Engineer in 15 states, and a Fellow in the American Society of Civil Engineers. He became a life member of the American Water Works Association, a lifetime member of the University of New Mexico Heritage Club, and a member of the American Legion for over 60 years. His engineering career was modified by WW II when he started in the US Navy (PT Boats), but was transferred, as a civilian, to lead munitions inspectors in several arsenals ending with an assignment in the Pentagon. After the war he completed his advanced studies and served as a Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of New Mexico. The New Mexico State Engineer Office made him the Chief of the Technical Division to address water resource problems. He also served as President of the NM Society of Professional Engineers. His engineering talents were sought by private consulting firms for work in Thailand and the US Government for work all over the world including Tunisia, the middle east, Ghana, and Southeast Asia. Between international assignments, he served on the US Study Commission assessing Texas water resources. He also served on the US Commission on Large Dams and the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage. His continuing quest for knowledge (including recent engineering correspondence courses) led him all over the world (77 countries) and into many activities such as stained glass making (Charlie's Stained Glass Shop), solar energy, gardening, home improvement, theater, music, and travel. He and Opal completed a cross-country driving trip this past June, including a Mississippi River steam boat cruise where they renewed their wedding vows. Charlie looked forward to new adventures and always wanted to see what was over the next hill. Service to be held Monday, August 11, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at Messinger Fountain Hills Mortuary 12065 N. Saguaro Blvd. Fountain Hills. Donations may be made to the Fountain Hills Lions Club, P.O. Box 17808 Fountain Hills, AZ 85269-7808.
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Trujillo -- Mr. George Abe Trujillo, Funeral Services will be held on Monday, August 11, 2003 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. Honorary pallbearers will be Leonard Trujillo, Jack Martinez Tim Cordova, John Nunez, and Mathew Martinez. Burial will take place at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. A Rosary for Mr. Trujillo will be recited on Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. with visitation beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW., 247-4124.
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Voet -- Chief Warrant Officer, Robert Joseph Voet, US Army Retired, died on August 6, 2003. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jane Voet of Albuquerque; brother Roger Voet of Barra de Navidad, Mexico; son James Voet of Albuquerque, and son Steven and his wife Margaret Alcock of Santa Fe. Robert Voet was born on October 13, 1921 in Appleton, WI to John and Evelyn Voet. He completed a military career in 1965 having served in the Army Air Corps in Europe during World War II and subsequently in the regular Army. In 1965 he joined the UNM Police Force rising to the rank of Sergeant, before retiring in 1972. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at Sangre de Cristo Catholic Church, On Monday, August 11, 2003, at 10:30am. Interment will take place at the Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM, at a later date. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. Albuq. 505-343-8008
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Wallace -- Loyce Merie (Beilue) Wallace was born December 22, 1935 in Oklahoma. She entered into her final rest August 6, 2003, at the age of 67, surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her mother, Nancy Beilue, her children: Vicki Wallace Daigneau, Paul Wallace, Dan Wallace and his wife Cheryl, 6 grandchildren: Charles Wallace, Christopher Daigneau, Antoinette & Rebecca Rowe, Ben & Stephanie Broshious. She has one great grandchild, Taylor. Her brother is Garland Beilue and his wife Elizabeth. The loving nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins are too numerous to list, but she loved each one dearly. She is also survived by many loving people who"adopted" this gentle woman as the mother of their heart or their dear friend. Her spirit will continue to inspire us and we will miss her. The family would like to thank the many selfless blood donors who made her last six months on earth both possible and comfortable. We would also like to thank the many caregivers who provided for her comfort and dignity. We would like to encourage donations to the Blood Bank or Cancer Research in her name in lieu of flowers. Loyce did not wish to have a public funeral so a private family ceremony to celebrate her life will take place at a later date.
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Watson -- Pamela Watson. Perhaps you brought or served food. Perhaps you sent a lovely card or sat quietly in a chair. Perhaps you sent a floral piece, if so, we saw it there. Perhaps you spoke the kindest words as any friends could say; perhaps you were not there at all, just thought or prayed for us that day. Whatever part the Lord had you play to console our hearts, we thank you so much and may He bless each one of you. The family of Pamela Watson. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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