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BECERRA -- Virginia Becerra, 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 St. SW 247-4124
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BLACKWELL -- Nora T. Blackwell. October 30, 1931 - December 23, 2003, is at rest following a sudden decline in health. She is survived by three brothers; two sisters; two sons; two daughters; ten grandchildren; one great-grandchild; numerous cousins, friends, and extended family. Services were held at Calvary Church of Los Gatos, California.
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BLEA -- Diana C. Blea, loving mother and grandmother was born on February 7, 1919, in San Rafael, New Mexico and passed away on Monday, December 29, 2003, in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Florencio Blea. Diana is survived by her son Vidal Blea; her daughters, Loyola and her husband, Rosario Lucero; Emily and her husband, Rob Dunn; Josie and her husband, Jack Ferguson; Lala Blea; Nancy and her husband, Danny Olguin; and Evelyn Blea; sons, Florencio Blea, Jr. and Andrew R. Blea and his wife, Phyllis; eighteen grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, and seven great great grandchildren. In lieu of contributions or flowers, donations can be made to Disabled American Veterans Chapter 29, P.O. Box 1184, Belen, NM 87002. A viewing will be held at Romero Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, January, 2, 2004, at 6:30pm followed by a rosary at 7:00pm. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, January 3, 2004 at 10:00am at St. Augustine Church in Isleta. Interment will follow at the San Clemente Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ronald Hubbard, Butch Ferguson, Daniel and Ruben Olguin, Joshua and Hillary Blea. Honorary pallbearer will be Nicholas Hubbard. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen, NM 87002.
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BROWN -- Gerald Jeremiah Brown, 82, a resident of Albuquerque, died peacefully Monday, December 29, 2003. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Margaret Acton Brown of Albuquerque; daughter, Ellen Klinefelter of Rawlins, WY; sons, James Martin Brown of Suffolk, VA and Col. Thomas Acton Brown of Heidelburg, Germany; daughter, Megan Stevens of Alexandria, VA; brothers, Bernard Brown of Mountainaire, NM and Charles Brown of El Segundo, CA; and nephew, John Bergkvist of Albuquerque. Jerry was in the US Air Force for 30 years, retiring in 1970. Cremation has taken place and ennichement will take place at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE at a later date. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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CHAVEZ -- Teddy Chavez, born in Albuquerque, NM on December 31, 1924, passed away on December 27, 2003, also in Albuquerque. He is survived by his loving wife of over 56 years, Lucinda; his son Larry R. Chavez and wife, Oralia; daughters Diana Irene Becker and husband, John, and Alice B. Simms and husband, John; grandchildren Lori Ann Chavez-Sparks, Deanna Chavez-Sager, Rose Marie Chavez, Shawn, Carley & Jenny Becker and John Brian and Jeffrey Simms; great-grandchildren Amber Sparks, Jessie Keays, and Justin, Zachary, Jarrad and Alora Sager; sisters Angie Bringus and Lucy Tafoya; brother Leo Chavez; and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jose G. and Sylvestra Chavez, his sister Stella Chavez and two brothers who died in childhood, Richard and Leo. Ted grew up in Belen, NM where he worked in his father's general store until he enlisted in the Army at the start of World War II. He landed on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day and fought throughout Europe and North Africa until the war's end. After the war he worked at Sandia National Labs where, as a skilled and valuable craftsman, he proudly contributed to many of the important projects at the Lab until his retirement in 1984. Ted loved to travel with Lucy and work in his yard and on his house. He was a meticulous craftsman and incredibly well organized. He took great pride in making useful things out of leftover materials and fixing anything that broke. His family would like to thank Dr. Paul E. Pierce for his kind patience and compassion; the doctors and staff at New Mexico Hematology and Oncology, especially Sylvia, Christine and Bernadette; the staff of Presbyterian Homecare and Hospice, especially, Laura Knight and Deacon Al McLane of The Shrine of St. Bernadette. Visitation will be on Thursday, January 1, 2004 at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas NE, from 5:00 until the recitation of the Rosary begins at 7:00 PM. Funeral mass will be at 9:00 AM on Friday, January 2, 2003, at The Shrine of St. Bernadette, 11401 Indian School Rd. NE, Albuquerque, NM. Interment will follow at the National Veterans' Cemetery in Santa Fe. Pallbearers will be John Brian Simms, Jeffrey Simms, Richard Sager, Larry Keays, Shawn Becker and Justin Sager. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Presbyterian Hospice, 8300 Constitution Ave. NE, 87110. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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CUNICO -- Fred Cunico, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on December 26, 2003. Fred was a native New Mexican born near Raton on December 23, 1912 to Chris and Antonia Basso Cunico. Fred enjoyed oil painting, adored Italian opera, enjoyed hunting, and was a world class fly fisherman. He was active in several organizations including, the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, proud member of the National Rifle Association, and a devoted member of Trout Unlimited. Fred is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mariette; his children, Juliette Cunico and Frederick A. Cunico, both of Albuquerque; brother, Chris Cunico and wife Pearl of Raton, NM; sisters, Anne Chrapkowski and Emma Allen; granddaughters Marguerite (Mimi) Peavy, Mariette (Syd) Peavy, Rachael Donaldson; his great-grandchildren, Colette Peavy-Hardman and Natalie Peavy, several nieces, nephews and many cousins. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. A memorial service for Fred will be held on Saturday, January 3, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. in the activity room at The Manzano Del Sol Retirement Center, 5201 Roma Ave. NE, in Albuquerque. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trout Unlimited, 1500 Wilson Blvd., Suite 310, Arlington, VA 22209. Services under the care of: Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd. (505) 821-0010
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DWOR -- Frances Kennedy Dwor, 87, passed away peacefully on December 28, 2003. Frances was born on November 13, 1916 in Statesboro, Georgia to William Edward Kennedy and Mary Lou Tillman. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Robert Dwor; son, Marc K. Dwor, his wife, Kathleen; and grandaughters, Danielle and Michelle of Albuquerque; daughter, Shelley Mahon, and grandaughter, Aurora of Hamilton N.J.; brother, Charles Kennedy and wife, Margaret of Earp, California; sister, Jean Turner and husband, Jerry of Hampton, Georgia; sister, Earldeane Hughes and husband, Robert of Millen, Georgia. Frances is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews who loved her. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Frances will be greatly missed by her family and friends. A visitation will be held in the Chapel of Sunrise Funeral Options (7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE) on Friday, January 2, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. Funeral services will follow in the chapel at 11:00 a.m. Burial will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 3:00 p.m. Services under the care of: Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 821-0010
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GONZALES -- Mr. Albert M. Gonzales, 56, born in Cubero, New Mexico and long time resident of Albuquerque passed away on December 29, 2003. Mr. Gonzales is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Frances Gonzales; two daughters, Lori Alderete and husband, Gilbert, and Gina Gonzales and fiance, Ramon Caballero; one son, Albert Gonzales; one sister, Nora Maestas and husband, Joe; two brothers, Bruce Gonzales and wife, Tina, and Margarito Gonzales Jr; six grandchildren, Steven, Gilbert Jr., Nicole, Joseph, Ramon Jr., and Marisabel; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. "We'll always love you, and you will always be in our hearts." A visitation for Mr. Gonzales will be Wednesday morning from 10:30am until 11:00am at Gabaldon Memorial Chapel, 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW, with a Funeral Service to follow at 11:00am officiated by Deacon Manuel Montoya. Interment will follow at Cubero Cemetery, Cubero, New Mexico. Pallbearers will be Tim Araiza, Nick Candelaria, Bernie Chavez Jr., Gino Gonzales, Ronnie Romero, and Steven Fisher. Honorary Pallbearer will be Gilbert Alderete. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Rd. SW 243-7861
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JARVIS -- Roger B. (1928-2003) A great void has been left in our lives with the passing of our beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend, Roger B. Jarvis (Popsy), who left us on December 25, 2003. He was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Bertha Jarvis. His distinguished military career included service in the United States Marine Corps during World War II and service in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. After his retirement from the military, he worked as a computer analyst in the Information Systems and Technology Division of General Dynamics in San Diego, California. Several years later, while still employed at General Dynamics, he met his loving wife, Connie, whom he lovingly referred to as "Mi Cielo". After retiring from public employment, he bought an RV and he and his wife set off to see the entire USA, plus a great many sights outside the country, as well. Although RV-ing soon became a passion, his greatest passion was singing with a barbershop chorus. He was a member of The Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America (SPEBSQSA) and sang with the San Diego Sun Harbor Chorus in San Diego and with the New MexiChords in Albuquerque. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite in San Diego, California; and, the Masonic Temple Lodge #6 and Shrine Ballut Abyad Temple, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Besides his wife Connie, he is survived by his daughter, Becky and husband, Robert; his brother, Kenneth Jarvis; his stepchildren, Connie Martinez-Goodwin and husband, Robert, Agatha Martinez- Garrison, Louella Martinez-Gonzales, Tim Martinez, and Pamela Morton and husband, Richard; ten grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, January 02, 2004 in the Palm Chapel at Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal S.E. The Reverend Dave Blackwell officiating.
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JONES -- Thomas D. Jones. The family thanks their many friends and relatives whose sympathy and thoughtfulness will always be greatly remembered and deeply appreciated. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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KNIGHT -- Joe T. Knight, Age 76, passed into the Lord's hands on December 28, 2003. A loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend. Joe is survived by his wife of 48 years, Lois O. Knight, daughter Beverly L. Schifani and husband Joseph G. Schifani, granddaughter, Faith Schifani, son Brian D. Knight and wife Claudia A. Knight all of Albuquerque. Additional survivors include Joe's younger brother William M. Knight and wife Glyneth A. Knight of Lubbock, TX, as well as numerous cousins. Joe is preceded in death by his parents Bertram D. Knight and Gertrue E. Knight, both of Childress, TX. He was born in Childress, TX on January 21, 1927. He was raised in Childress, TX and served in the U. S. Army during World War II as well as the Air Force Reserve for several years following the war. In 1948, Joe relocated to Albuquerque, NM and he retired from the U. S. Department of Energy in 1983, having completed 35 years of service as a Quality Electrical Engineer. Following his retirement from DOE, Joe joined Sandia Consultants, Inc. as a Consultant and he traveled extensively throughout the United States in both of his careers. In 1948, Joe also became licensed as an Amateur Radio Operator. He was highly active and dedicated to Amateur Radio from that time forward. He held the Amateur Radio Call Sign of W5PDY which he referred to phonetically as W5 "Pretty Darn Young" and his wife Lois presently holds the call sign of KC5CXO. Joe was extremely involved in New Mexico Search and Rescue operations and served as the New Mexico Section Manager for the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) for 27 years. An old-time member of the Sandia Base Radio Club and the Albuquerque Amateur Radio Club, Joe assisted in organizing the Amateur Radio Caravan Club and was its first Emergency Caravan Master. He also helped establish the Upper Rio FM Society, having served as President and Board Member. Joe was a Charter Member of the Albuquerque Chapter of the Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA) as well as the Albuquerque DX Association and a Life Member of QCWA, ARRL and the Upper Rio FM Society. He was a member of numerous Amateur Radio Clubs and Nets throughout the Southwest and had a special interest in the New Mexico Radio Collectors Club. Joe was a pioneer in the creation of the Atomic Museum. He served as Vice President/Board Member of the ALO Employees Federal Credit Union. For the past 55 years Joe was a member of Central United Methodist Church having served as a board member and usher. He was also a Life Member of Hiram Lodge #13 A.F. & A.M, served as a board member and Rainbow Dad for Albuquerque Chapter #20 of the Order of Rainbow for Girls, and, for the past several years, served as a volunteer at the Albuquerque VA Hospital. Joe Knight truly left the rest of us a legacy, mainly, "serve others before yourself" with his philanthropic desire to assist others. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the ARRL Knight Distinguished Service Award or the ARRL Foundation Scholarship Fund at ARRL, 225 Main Street, Newington, CT 06111-1494. Memorial Donations may also be made to the American Lung Association of New Mexico, 120 Sierra Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108, or the Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation, P.O. Box 26666, Albuquerque, NM 87125-6666. A family visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Thursday, January 1st at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. A Memorial Service will be conducted on Friday, January 2nd at 2:00 p.m., at Central United Methodist Church, 1615 Copper NE. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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MCLEAN -- Merle McLean, 88, a resident of Albuquerque since 1936 died on Monday, December 29, 2003. Merle was a loving mother and a devoted Christian. She was a member of the Northeast Church of Christ. She preceded in death by husband Jack; two brothers; one sister; and 2 grandchildren. Survivors include one daughters, Linda Williams; one son, Jack McLean and wife, Mary, all of Albuquerque, NM; two sisters, Wynell Ginbey of Albuquerque NM, and Margie White and husband, Jim, of CA; five grandchildren, DeeDee Jones and husband, Paul, Tim McLean, Michelle Garcia and husband Hector, Kelly Kapela, Sandie Esther and husband, Nick; six great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held on Friday, January 2, 2003 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors. Services will take place on Saturday, January 3, 2003 in the chapel of Fitzgerald & Sons Funeral Directors, with Mr. John Phillis officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a memorial contribution can be made to the Albuquerque Christian Children Home, 5700 Winter Haven Rd. NW, Albuquerque NM or to the Life Line of Hope, 1492 Laurel Valley Rd., Kalespell, Montana 59901. Arrangements are under the direction of: Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors 3113 Carlisle Blvd. 884-1188
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MOORE -- Russell Moore, 72, an Albuquerque lawyer for over 45 years, died December 19, 2003 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. A memorial service will be held at St. John's Cathedral, 318 Silver SW, Albuquerque, on Friday, January 2, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to either 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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REAMY -- Kenneth Wilson Reamy passed away Saturday, Dec. 27, at his home in Capitan with Carol, his wife of 49 years and loving daughter, Elissa with him. He was born June 18, 1936 in Dredell, Texas to Woody Maudane Wilson Reamy and Sylvanius Elmer Reamy. Kenneth grew up in Wickett, Texas and graduated from Monahans High School in 1954. On July 14, 1954 he married his high school sweetheart, Carol Brink of Monahans. Kenneth worked in the west Texas oilfield as a roughneck and driller. In 1959 he was called into the U.S. Army and proudly served his country. Kenneth and Carol moved to Capitan in 1964. In 1977 Kenneth and Hollis O. Cummins formed Reamy Drilling Company. Kenneth drilled water wells all over the state of New Mexico. He was a member of the National Water Assoc. and served as president of the State Water Well Assoc. for three terms. He was named "State Driller of the Year" in 1984. Through the years Kenneth gave back to his community in many ways. He was active in the Lions Club. His welding skill were utilized to construct a steeple for the First Baptist Church and the stock pens at the Lincoln County Fairground along with other community projects. He proudly participated in restoring the Veterans Park. When the Smokey Bear State Park was a vacant lot, Kenneth donated countless hours of labor to make a dream a reality. Kenneth received his greatest enjoyment from working hard, providing for his family and helping other people. He had the highest of integrity and was man of his word. He made life fun with his wit and humor. Kenneth is survived by his wife, Carol and his daughter Elissa Reamy of Odessa, Texas. His uncles and aunts, Danny and Bobbie Wilson of Odessa, Dorothy Wilson of Clifton, Texas, James and Gladys Wilson of Ft. Worth, Texas, Helen Reamy Horton of California and his very special friends. Due to health reasons, Kenneth retired in 1993. He fought a long and hard battle with leukemia for the thirteen years. A special thanks to all of the doctors, nurses and staff of the Veterans Administration Hospital in Albuquerque who provided him treatment and loving care with tireless dedication. Our appreciation to the nurses and staff of the Home Health and Hospice of Lincoln County. The family request memorials be made to the V.A. Hospital in Albuquerque and Home Health and Hospice of Lincoln County. Graveside services will be held in Monahans, Texas at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel of Ruidoso, 505 257-7303.
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SILVA -- LIBRADO SILVA October 31, 1940 - December 31, 2002 A year has passed since you left us and we still miss you so much. A Mass will be offered in Librado's memory at Holy Rosary Church, 5415 Fortuna Rd NW at 7:00 p.m. this evening. "So when tomorrow starts without me Don't think we're far apart For every time you think of me I'm right here - in your heart" In Loving Memory, Cruz
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