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BOYDEN JR. -- George S. Boyden Jr. December 26, 1970 - May 15, 2001 We lost you against the windblown backdrop of the Taos mountains. It was a startlingly beautiful blue sky with clouds hurrying past And snow blowing horizontally off the peaks. I climbed to the top and called out your name, Your ashes blown by the wind. Incomprehensible to me, But, perhaps the only salvation for you. I will never know, you cannot tell. Your recalcitrant spirit lives on in our memories. With love. (Author, Moira) Happy Birthday George, you are always in our hearts. We love you and miss you. Mom, Dad, Christopher and Michael
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CARNEVALI -- Catharine Carnevali, 72, a resident of Albuquerque, died Monday, December 22, 2003. Mass will be celebrated Saturday, December 27, 2003, at 10:00 a.m., at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, 5311 Phoenix Avenue NE. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, Friday, December 26, 2003, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400
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CARTER -- Russell B. Carter, 65, died on December 19, 2003 in Albuquerque, NM. He was born in New Kensington, PA to Frank Murdock and Mildred Bombyk Carter. Russell was a proud member of A.A. for 33 years and a member of the painters union of Arizona. He was a wonderful father and a good friend to his family and others. He is survived by his children, Russell C. Carter and Jason M. Carter and wife, LaRel; sister, Linda Holt; and brother, Bill Carter and wife, Ann. He was known as Grandpa Dido to his three grandchildren, Jessica Rae Carter, Heather N. Carter, and Kylie Carter. Memorial Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 27, 2003 at Eastern Hills Baptist Church, 3100 Morris NE. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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DELL -- Gary Robert Dell, a dear son and brother passed on to join our Lord in heaven on December 19, 2003. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jane Callaway Dell in 1958; and followed by his adoptive mother, Doris G. Pepper on December 21, 2003. He is survived by his father, James F. Dell, Albuquerque NM; Doris' husband, William B. Pepper, Albuquerque N.M.; his four brothers, James C. Dell, Santa Fe, N.M.; John B. Dell and his wife, Tamara, Olympia WA; Craig Alden Dell and Kimberly Rojo, Seattle, WA; Steven P. Jacka and his wife, Linda, Toronto, Canada; and his nieces, Therese Dell, Becky Braaten, Erin and Marcia Crosbie. His brothers, father, aunts, cousins, and friends will miss Gary and his great sense of humor. As a Guidance and Substance Abuse Counsellor, Gary assisted many over the years, including those associated with Hogares and St. Vincent's Hospital. He was a talented musician and tennis player. A memorial service will be held on December 27, 2003 at 11 a.m. at the Lutheran Church of The Servant, 2481 Legacy Ct., Santa Fe NM 87507-4816, immediately followed by a reception for family and friends.
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ESTRADA -- Erinea M. Estrada, 93, was born March 20, 1910 in Las Vegas, NM, and passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 24, 2003. She was a life-long resident of New Mexico, living 82 years in Las Vegas, and the last 11 years in Albuquerque. She was a devoted teacher for 33 years. She received her BA degree from Highlands University. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Las Vegas, NM and the Risen Savior in Albuquerque. Erinea was married to her beloved husband, Julian Estrada for 58 years until his death in 1995. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paxtaleon and Sarita Maestas; brothers, Pedro, Jose, Fred, and Brejideo; sisters, Elena Montoya and Escolastica Salas, and other loving relatives and friends. She is survived by her sister, Margaret S. Gallegos, son Onofre Gallegos and wife Elizabeth; grandchildren, Erik, Stephen, and Marilyn; great-grandchildren, Miranda, Anthony, and Ysabela Gallegos; sisters-in-law, Lillie Maestas and Margaret Maestas; and numerous nieces and nephews; and her loving caretaker, Maria Martinez. Rosary will be recited on Sunday, December 28, 2003 at 3:00 p.m. at French Mortuary - Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Monday, December 29, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at Risen Savior Catholic Community, 7701 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary on Sunday, December 28, 2003 from 2 p.m. until the rosary. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400
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FICHTNER -- Leonora (Lee) Irene Prestel Fichtner. A Memorial Service will be held for Leonora (Lee) Irene Prestel Fichtner on Monday, December 29, 2003 at Mount Calvary Chapel , 1900 Edith Blvd. at 1:00 p.m. in the afternoon. A reception will follow at the home of Gary Fichtner, 6009 Bear Grass Ct. Lee was born on November 24, 1923 and lived her entire life in Albuquerque. Lee was a graduate of St. Mary's High School. In her lifetime she worked as a beautician, was employed by St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School and proudly served several years as a technician at GTE Lenkurt. In her retirement she enjoyed watching hummingbirds in her garden, collecting items made of brass, and curling up with a good book. Family and friends were especially important to her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Clara Prestel, and siblings, John Prestel, Joann Barrett, and Paul Prestel. She is survived by siblings, Mary Lou Farinelli, and Clara Prestel, and by her children, Judy Martin, Gary Fichtner, Don Fichtner, Carol Klinger and Gail Bryant. She has nine loving and supportive grandchildren, Kathy Williamson, Karen Stefan, Kim Mitchell, Kristyn De Gross, Garrett Fichtner, Carrie and Jeremy Klinger, and Hannah and Jonathan Bryant. She was especially proud to be G.G. to her six great grandchildren, Cassidy and Meredith Williamson, Noah and Liam Mitchell, and Dillan and Rylee De Gross. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and dear friend, Sachiko Carroll. Lee was lovingly cared for by family and friends during the last days of her life including the time of her passing, early Friday morning, August 15, 2003. Cremation has taken place. If you choose, in lieu of flowers, a book donated to your local library would be deeply appreciated.
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GALLEGOS -- Luisa (Louise) Garcia Gallegos, born August 21, 1910, passed away peacefully on November 25, 2003, 11 weeks after her beloved husband of 71 years, Paul G. Gallegos. She was preceded in death by her son, Paul Martin "Buddy" Gallegos; his wife, Geri; and their daughter, Christy Ann. Louise is the last of her seven siblings. Louise is survived by her daughter, Patsy Bevan-Carper; grandsons, Rory Bevan and wife, Jamie, Charles Carper, Gregory Gallegos and girlfriend, Kelly Callahan; granddaughters, Sydney "Dede" McCrary and husband, Dwight, Catherine McEachren and husband, John; great- grandchildren, Sarah McCrary-Contreras and husband, Fernando, Austin McCrary, Sydney Caitlyn McCrary, Danielle Carper Seales and husband, Stephon, Jonathan Carper, Matthew Carper, and Marcus Paul Gallegos; great-great- granddaughter, Aleena Danae Seales; also special friend, Lupe Griego. As patriarch and matriarch of both of their families, they are deeply loved and will be greatly missed by several nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. A celebration of Life for Louise and Paul will be held on Saturday, December 27, 2003 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Direct Funeral Services Chapel. In lieu of flowers, make contributions to Menual School, attention Alumni Office, 301 Menual NE, ABQ, NM 87107. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th NW ABQ, NM 87107.
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GLENN -- George W. Glenn Jr., 82, a resident of Albuquerque since 1959, died Sunday, December 21, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Mary Glenn of Albuquerque; sons, Michael Glenn and wife, Rebecca of Ft. Worth, TX and John Mark Glenn and wife, Angie of Rio Rancho; daughter, Janell Morris and husband, Melvin of Albuquerque; stepsons, Ted Senter and wife, Sherry of Roswell and Park Senter of Albuquerque; stepdaughters, Ann Mohageri and husband, Hassan of Seattle, WA and Ruth Nail and husband, Tony of Corrales; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandson; brother H.L. Glenn of San Diego, CA; and sister, Lonette Murray of Waco, TX. Mr. Glenn graduated in 1949 from Baylor University in Waco, TX, with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration. He retired as a Captain from the U.S. Air Force and was a lifetime member of the D.A.V. George will always be remembered for his caring spirit, love, kindness and generosity. Services will be held Saturday, December 27, 2003, at 11:00 a.m., at Sandia Baptist Church, 9429 Constitution NE, with Dr. Bob Butler officiating. Interment will take place Monday, December 29, 2003, at 11:00 a.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, Friday, December 26, 2003, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The family would like to thank the staff of Lovelace Hospital for their care and support. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400
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JOJOLA -- Estaquio O. Jojola, 72 and a lifelong resident of Sierra County, died on December 18, 2003 at the N.M. State Veterans Home in TorC, NM. Mr. Jojola was born in Las Palomas, New Mexico on April 30, 1931 to Romaldo and Anita (Orosco) Jojola. He served in the United States Marines during the Korean Conflict and was a retired Electrician. He was a Life Member of VFW Post #3317; a Life Member of the American Legion Post #44; and a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Mr. Jojola is survived by his two brothers, Estevan and wife, Bessie Jojola of Fontana, Calif, Juan O. and wife, Elijia Jojola of TorC, NM; a sister, Cecilia and husband, Eutimio of Albuquerque, NM; a brother-in-law, David A. Garcia and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and by a sister, Selsa Garcia. A Prayer Vigil will be held on Friday, December 26, 2003 at 6:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church (TorC) and Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, December 27, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with Rev. Sean Garrity, CSB officiating. Serving as Casket Bearers are Leonard Garcia, Phillip Garcia, Christina Garcia, Helen Rodriquez, Victor Armijo and Victoria Armijo. Rite of Committal will follow in the Vista Memory Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are by French Mortuary & Cremation Services, Inc. 505 / 894 - 2574.
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MASSON -- Ruth Bryon Masson, 90, a resident of Albuquerque since 1980, passed away Wednesday, December 24, 2003. She is survived by her daughter, Madge and family of San Jose, CA; sons, Bruce and family of Albuquerque, Douglas and family of San Diego, CA and Gordon and family of Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. Mrs. Masson was a life member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and a graduate of the University of California. She was a member of Mesa View United Methodist Church. Cremation had taken place and a memorial service and coffee will be held at Mesa View United Methodist Church at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 27, 2003. The family thanks Manzano del Sol Good Samaritan Village and Presbyterian Hospice for providing care and comfort during her last days. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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MOORE -- D. Russell Moore, 72, was born November 20, 1931 in Atoka, Oklahoma, and died December 19, 2003 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Cappell Moore; and mother, Minnie Scott DeArmon Moore. Russell attended the University of Oklahoma. As a member of the Oklahoma National Guard, he served on active duty in Korea during the Korean War for one year, the year he referred to as the coldest of his life. He married Norma Gene Hardcastle and moved to Albuquerque in 1954, where he graduated from the University of New Mexico Law School with an LL.B. Upon graduation in 1957, he joined the Keleher & McLeod Law firm, where he enjoyed a distinguished career as an attorney for 45 years. While serving as President of Keleher & McLeod from 1985 through 1995, Russell encouraged the firm to participate in many civic activities. He spearheaded the firm's establishment of the Keleher & McLeod Endowed Professorship at the University of New Mexico Law School, the Keleher & McLeod Distinguished Teacher Scholarship at UNM and the UNM College of Law - Dean's Discretionary Fund. Also, during his service as President of Keleher & McLeod, the law firm purchased and donated to the City of Albuquerque the "Running Horses" sculpture now located at the Albuquerque International Airport. He served as a member of the New Mexico Board of Bar Examiners for many years, was listed in the Best Lawyers of America - Commercial Litigator and was a Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers. Russell served on the board of Hogares Inc. and personally sponsored The Russell Moore Computer Camp at Hogares Alternative School. He was a member of the New Mexico Racing Commission during the term of Governor Gary Johnson. Russell was active in each community he called home, including Albuquerque and Alto, New Mexico, and his winter home in Bucerias, Mexico - with special fondness for Hogares and Los Viejos in Albuquerque. He loved his racehorses and the people who populated that industry. Russell gave of himself through his intellect, wit and compassion. He had a full and wonderful life which was the source of many cautionary and humorous tales. The lives he touched were many and he will be missed by his love and companion, Susan Miller; his four footed best friend, Ale; his daughter, Malissa, her husband Jeffrey Herbert, their children, Jacob and Sage; his daughter, Ann, her husband, Rex Jung and children, Mia and Stevan Gutierrez; his daughter, Libby and her husband, Larry Hisel; as well as his sisters, Charlene McCray and Billie June Stephens, their families; and his many friends and colleagues. A memorial service will be held at the Cathedral Church of St. John on January 2, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to Jardin de los Ninos Gabriel Mistral, Bucerias, Nayarit, MX c/o New Mexico Bank and Trust, Attn: Greg Leyendecker, 320 Gold SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 or Hogares, 1218 Griegos Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107.
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NEWSOM -- Helen Newsom, A Rosary will be recited on Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Ghost Church. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday at Holy Ghost Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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ORTIZ -- Raquel M. Ortiz, a lifelong resident of Chilili, New Mexico, passed away Monday, December 26, 2003. She is survived by her husband, Reymundo Ortiz Sr.; brothers, Miguel L. Mora and Alberto Mora; children, Alfredo Ortiz and wife, Lena, Francisco Ortiz and wife, Ramona, Mary C. Duran, Luciano Ortiz and wife, Mary Ann, Velma Gurule and husband, Orlando, Adelia Gallegos and husband, Arturo, Gilbert Ortiz and wife, Lorraine, Herman Ortiz and wife, Donna, Virginia Gutierrez and husband, Francisco, Reymundo Ortiz Jr., and Bernie Ortiz and wife, Rosenda; 40 grandchildren; 68 great- grandchildren; and six great-great- grandchildren; many other family and friends who loved and will miss her. Services will be held at Holy Child Catholic Church, in Tijeras. A Rosary will be recited on Friday, December 26, 2003, at 3:00 p.m. A Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 27, 2003, at 10:00 a.m., with burial to follow at Chilili Cemetery, Chilili, New Mexico. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th NW ABQ, NM 87107, 343-8008.
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ROMERO -- Floraida P. Romero, 80, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on December 23, 2003. She is survived by her children, Barbara Abeyta and husband, Joe of Albuquerque, NM, Andrew Romero of Denver, Co and Mary G. Gonzales and husband, Antonio of Albuquerque, NM; grandchildren, Dorrie Abeyta-Mascarenas and husband, John, Michaelanne Ellison and husband, Todd, Greg Abeyta, Andrew Romero and wife, Lynn, Michelle Romero, Anthony Romero and wife, Amy, Andrea Romero, Andrea Fisher, Matthew Fisher, Jozette Chavez and fiance, Manuel, Melanie Stevenson and husband, James, Angelique Montoya and husband, Mario, Antonio Gonzales; great grandchildren, Chris, Nicholas, Maggie-Mae, Piper, Alex, Andy, Randy and Bridgette, Johnny, Joey, Jacqueline, Tony, Allyson, Santiago & Jocelyn. Floraida is also survived by her brother, Paul Silva and wife, Gloria. She is preceded in death by her husband, Andrew (Tito) and 13 brothers and sisters. She was the 14th of 15 children. Floraida was a graduate of Cathedral High School and a former member of St. Francis Catholic Church. Ms. Romero was a longtime employee of the BIA. Rosary will be recited on Friday, December 26, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary - Westside Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church, 215 West Wilson in Gallup, NM. Interment will follow. Pallbearers will be Greg Abeyta, Andrew Romero, John Mascarenas, Antonio Gonzales, Chris Abeyta, Mario Montoya, James Stevenson and Manuel Chavez. Friends may visit French Mortuary - Westside Chapel on Friday from 4:00 p.m. until time of service. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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SCOPPETTUOLO -- Philip Scoppettuolo, 82, a resident of Rio Rancho for the past 30 years, passed away on Sunday, December 14, 2003. A Rosary will be recited on Saturday, December 27, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. with the Mass of Christian Burial being celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 1502 Sara Rd., Rio Rancho. A Reception will follow at the Elks Lodge #2500, 1530 Barbara Lp., Rio Rancho. Arrangements by: Vista Verde Mortuary Rio Rancho, New Mexico 892-9920
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SHIPP -- Julia M. Shipp a resident of Albuquerque since 1959, crossed over December 15, 2003. Mrs. Shipp beloved wife of Henry was born March 22, 1928 in Angleton, TX to Benjamin and Sarah White. Mrs. Shipp's survivors include daughters, Cathy and Helen; son, Lynn; her three sisters, Daisy, Jeffery, and Helen; her sister in friendship, Mary; and granddaughter of heart, Helene. Mrs. Shipp, celebrated her 50th anniversary as a classroom teacher in 1998, and continued to teach until her untimely illness. The celebration of Julia's long and fruitful life will be held at 11:00 a.m., December 27, 2003 at her church, New Hope Baptist, 1901 Pennsylvania Ave. NE 505-881-7780. Arrangements handled by Fitzgerald and Son, 3113 Carlisle Blvd. NE, 505- 884-1188.
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WOODWARD -- Armella "Mel" Woodward, 93, died peacefully Saturday, December 20, 2003 after a long and blessed life. Born in Wisconsin, Mel received her B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin. She met and married the "love of her life" Charles Woodward and moved to Abington, Pennsylvania, where she taught science and lived for over 40 years. She and her husband moved to Albuquerque in 1986 where they enjoyed their retirement years with friends and family. Mel was a talented craftswoman, painter, bridge player and enjoyed the symphony. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, Edward and Hulda Bonk, brother, Don Bonk and son-in-law, Bruce Pierce. Her survivors include her three children: Barbara Pierce of Albuquerque, Sister Elizabeth Woodward, IHM of Philadelphia, PA and Dr. William Woodward and wife Sandy of Tabernacle, NJ; seven grandchildren: Lisa Spangler and husband Matthew of Rio Rancho, Brian Pierce and wife Diana of Albuquerque, Valerie Jameson and husband Kevin of Rio Rancho, Andrew Pierce and wife Rebecca of Rio Rancho, Kristen, Matthew, and Timothy Woodward of Tabernacle, NJ. "Nannie" had nine great-grandchildren and was awaiting the birth of her tenth great-grandchild, due on Christmas day. Her brother-in-law, Robert Woodward and niece, Jeanne Germeroth of Phoenix, AZ also survive her. The family will miss her presence in their lives very much but wishes to thank her devoted caregivers, Peggy Chavez, Joann Chavez Martinez, Trish Davis and the wonderful CNA's and nurses at the Montebello who gave her such love and care during her final days. Her Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated Saturday, December 27, 2003, at 11:30 a.m., at St. Bernadette's Catholic Shrine, 1800 Martha NE with her wonderful friend Father William McCarren, Celebrant. Cremation has taken place. The family requests no flowers but would appreciate prayers or a donation to VistaCare Hospice, 5201 Venice Ave, Suite C, Albuquerque, NM 87113, or the IHM Sisters, Camilla Hall, Immaculata, PA 19345 who have been such a tremendous support to Mel's family for many years. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400
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