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ARBOGAST -- Jacqueline (Jackie) DesGeorges Arbogast passed away early Saturday morning, February 28th, 2004. Jackie was born and raised in Gallup, NM, then moved to Albuquerque where she has made her home ever since. She was a graduate of UNM and a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She taught in the Albuquerque public school system for many years. Jackie was preceeded in death by her husband, William Arbogast. She is survived by her daughter Bobbie Arbogast, son Bruce and his wife Valerie Arbogast, two grandsons, Justin and Josh Arbogast, and her sister, Mary Brown. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. Jackie was a loving and beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend whose presence will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Visitation will be held at Strong-Thorne Mortuary Tuesday, March 2 2004 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Services will be held on Wednesday, March 3 at 10 AM at Strong-Thorne Morturary.
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BILLS -- Edith C. Bills, "Edie," formerly of Sioux Falls, died peacefully February 28, 2004 at her home surrounded with family at her bedside after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. Edie was born March 22, 1941 in Centerville, SD to Oscar and Clara Ostrem. After her father's death in 1950, the family moved to Sioux Falls. Edie graduated from Washington High School in 1958. She was united in marriage to David Bills in 1962 and spent almost 42 years married to her best friend. She spent most of her life as a homemaker raising her two boys and taking care of her family. Dave and Edie moved to Tucson in 1995 and later moved to Albuquerque where she was very happy. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Albuquerque. Edie was an outstanding wife, mother, grandmother and friend and will be missed dearly. Her patience, unselfishness and the courage she displayed during her illness with cancer were an inspiration to all that knew her. She will especially be missed by her four grandchildren that she loved deeply. Edie is survived by her husband Dave of Albuquerque; her son Chris and wife Shawn, and their children Peyton and Nicholas; her son Scott and wife Christine, and their children Madison and Charlie, all of Sioux Falls; a brother Delmar Ostrem of Sioux Falls; a sister Martha Grosenick of Hastings, MN; a sister Vivian Johnke of Centerville, SD; a sister-in-law, Myla Ostrem of Stringville, CA; numerous other family members, numerous nieces and nephews, and many special friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Olin James Ostrem, and a sister Donna Del Temple. The family is grateful for the care she received from the University of New Mexico Cancer center and Hospice program and request memorials be sent there in lieu of flowers. Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, March 2, 2004 at Faith Lutheran Church at 10:00 a.m. Friends may visit French Mortuary on Monday, March 1, 2004 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Arrangements in Sioux Falls are pending. Interment will follow at Hills of Rest Cemetery in Sioux Falls, SD. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400
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CHAMBERLAIN -- Gary Lee Chamberlain, 47, went home to be with the Lord on February 25, 2004. He was born on June 27, 1956 in California. Visitations will be held on Monday from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Garcia Mortuary with funeral services to follow at 6:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served after the services in the Celebration of Life Room also at Garcia Mortuary. Services are in the care of: GARCIA MORTUARY 717 Stover Ave. SW 243-5222
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FILIPOVS -- Janis (John) Filipovs, preceded by his wife, Michalina (Helen) passed away on February 26, 2004 at the age of 83. He is survived by his son, Aleks; and daughters, Toni and Anna; four grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren. John, a long time resident of Albuquerque, retired from Borden's Diaries as a mechanic in 1985. He was a WWII Veteran of the British Army, Intern'l Brigade, Latvian Division and received the Medal of Honor. Memorial Services will be held at his home on March 13, 2004 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Presbyterian Hospice Program or the American Cancer Society.
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GARCIA -- Eileen. In Loving Memory of Eileen E. Garcia August 7, 1959 - March 1, 2001 Three years may seem a long time to others, but not to me. To those who may have forgotten, go ahead and mention my Eileen. The one who died, you know, don't worry about hurting me further, the depth of my pain doesn't show. Don't worry about making me cry, I'm already crying inside. Help me to heal by releasing the tears I try to hide. I hurt when you just keep silent pretending she didn't exist, I'd rather you mention my Eileen knowing that she has been missed, If you would ask me how I'm doing, I would say"okay" or "fine", but healing is something on going, I know it will take a lifetime. Eileen, I love you and miss you with all my heart. Three years ago today I lost a daughter, my beautiful daughter, my life will never be the same. Your loving mother, Rosie Tapia-Garcia
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GARCIA -- Mrs. Fabiola (Fabby) A. Garcia, 79, a resident of Albuquerque passed away on February 28, 2004 peacefully at home in the arms of her loving family. Mrs. Garcia is survived by her children, Lillian Valdez, Patricia Archuleta and husband, Billy, Lucille Nicasio and husband, Pete, Anthony L. Garcia and wife, Enedean and Leona Garcia-Espitia; two sisters, Eva Anaya and Libby Anderson; one brother, John M. Anaya and wife, Rosie; 24 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Mrs. Garcia was a member of the Catholic Church. A visitation for Mrs. Garcia will be Tuesday evening from 6:30p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the San Jose de Los Duranes Catholic Mission, Los Duranes Rd NW, with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. A final visitation will be Wednesday morning from 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at San Jose de Los Duranes Catholic Mission with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be, Johnny Castellano, Stephen Archuleta, Peter Nicasio Jr., Jason Tonhika, Peter Espitia and Leon Archuleta. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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GUTIERREZ -- Clara L. Gutierrez died Saturday, February 28, 2004. She was born August 9, 1917 in Dacada, WI. She was married to Fortino Gutierrez, now deceased. Clara worked in accounting for the Federal Government until retirement. She was a member of The Shrine of St. Bernadette in Albuquerque and NARFE Duke City Chapter 1411. Clara is survived by her brother, Edward L. Remkus; sister-in-law, Therese Remkus; brothers-in-law, Alejo Gutierrez and wife, Lita, Frank Gutierrez and wife, Marietta, Joseph Gutierrez and Amada Gutierrez; sisters-in-law, Nashie Lujan and husband, Joseph, Katerine Wallace and husband, Jesse, Isabel Gutierrez, Mary Linda Gutierrez and many nieces and nephews. A rosary will be held at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel on Thursday, March 4, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. A mass will take place at The Shrine of St. Bernadette, 11,400 Indian School NE on Friday, March 5, 2004 at 9:00 a.m. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel on Thursday, March 4, 2004 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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GUTIERREZ -- Rose Gutierrez, Age 88, A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, March 1, 2004 at 10:00am at San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:30pm. Pallbearers will be Michael Duran, Alizabeth Duran Apodaca, Eric Torrez, Nadine Duran, Gilbert Gutierrez III, Alexander Gutierrez, Sixto Padilla and Mark Gutierrez. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Eddie Joe Esquibel Jr., Toni Ann Duran, Melissa Torrez, Michelle Torrez, Audrey Sharer, Tony Gutierrez, Ron Apodaca, Angelica Apodaca, and all her 33 Grandchildren, 19 Great-Grandchildren, and 12 Great-Great-Grandchildren. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW Alb., NM 87102 (505)247-4124
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HARRIS -- Geneva Marie Harris, born January 1, 1922 in Eagle Nest, NM to August and Kata Iko at the family homestead, passed away Sunday, February 22, 2004 in Albuquerque, with family, friends and the grace of God by her side. Geneva embraced 82 years of life. She is survived by her sister, Manda Corbeil of Bountiful, UT, Dr. Roy Menning; three sons, Dr. Terry W. Menning and wife, Sue of Grants, NM, Don S. Menning of Albuquerque, James R. Menning of Sandia Park; stepdaughter, Jerry Hess and husband, Lee of West Covina; grandchildren, Jessica Menning, Peter Menning, Joshua Menning, all of Albuquerque, and Jennifer Backstrom of Tucson, AZ; two great grandchildren, Brand and Kitty; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Col. Harris at Arlington National Cemetery; parents, grandparents, and infant Iko resting in Elizabethtown; brothers, George, Paul and Tony Iko, resting in Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM. Geneva's early years involved helping the family harvest cabbage in the summer and ice blocks cut from Eagle Nest Lake, transporting goods to Raton, Cimarron and Taos and working at the hotel's in E-town and Eagle Nest. In 1942, she wed Roy F. Menning, a B-17 captain and Doctor of Optometry. Geneva was a founding member of Four Hills Country Club where she embraced the philosophies of Golf and Bridge, becoming a low handicap and masters champion. She pursued careers in modeling, worked for Jack Rust Tractor, Lincoln Mercury and earned her real estate license in 1963. As a social figure, she danced with the Daughter's of the Nile, hosted the scavenger hunt and purple people eater parties which are still talked about today. In 1966, she wed Col. F.D. Harris (Larry) and moved to Washington DC where Joints Chief's of Staff entertained them. Her travels included Hawaii, Hong Kong, Saigon, and the world at large before settling in Orlando, FL. She returned to Albuquerque in 1990, offering her services to the Four Hill's and Village Garden Neighborhood Associations, the bridge group ladies, her neighbors, and community services. The family wishes to thank all of these people and friends, including Florence and Doug Thompson, the staff at Bear Canyon, Bank of the West Manzano Branch, where all of these visits brought comfort and peace of mind and especially EMT's and staff at Lovelace for easing her transition. A memorial service will be held Friday, March 5, 2004, 1:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. Interment of cremated remains will take place in Arlington National Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to a brief reception at Geneva's home, in Four Hills, following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family invites memorial contributions be made to the DAV Vietnam Veteran's National Memorial in Angel Fire, Immanuel Presbyterian Church or the Dementia and Alzheimer's Association of New Mexico. The day before Geneva's passing were record rains, the day following, the biggest winter storm in years. "Your red hair and two green thumbs ensure a bountiful spring and fruitful year." God bless with pride, respect and love for eternity. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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LONDONO -- Gladys Matilde Londono, 66 years of glory, love, and being a mother to the world. Born in Baranquilla Colombia, S.A. on September 23, 1937, she is the daughter of David and Gerardina Londono; sister of Bernardo, Abelardo, Clara, and Jacqueline Londono, and mother of Juan-Carlos Rubio. Gladys passed away on Wednesday February 25, 2004. She lived everyday of her life only with love and she passed that love on to all of those around her. Gladys' passion was her family and her children. Gladys was the proprietor of Londono Day Care for 22 years. In that time she helped raise well over 200 children. She gave each and every one of her kids the same kind of love that both their mother and father would give while in their absence. Words will never be able to encapsulate who she was. Those who knew her could feel her unconditional love for all. Gladys, you will be missed by many but your legacy will never end. You live through all of those that you touched and they will in turn touch others. This is how you lived your life and this is how we will live ours. Thank you. There will be a Rosary and Viewing in her honor at Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave. SE 87106 on Thursday, March 4, 2004 from 7pm to 10pm.The Rosary will begin at 7pm. Please contact Strong-Thorne Mortuary at (505) 842-8800 for funeral service details. Contributions can be made to the "Gladys Londono Memorial Fund" at any Bank of America branch.
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MANTEI -- Alan D. Mantei, 47, a long time resident of Albuquerque, died Friday, February 27, 2004. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Freda Falk Mantei of Albuquerque; mother, Ella Mantei of Albuquerque; sister, Carol Mantei-Fatherree and husband Bob of Mission, TX; brother, Steven Mantei and wife Terrie of Hawthorne, NV; sister, Lorraine Mantei and husband Richard Tuck of DeSoto, TX; and several nieces, nephews and a very large, supportive and loving family of friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Chet Mantei, in 1983. Alan was born in Batavia, NY on April 22, 1956. He served in the U.S. Navy. Alan spent most of his life in Albuquerque and Richmond, VA. For the past two and a half years, he and his "Hon Bun", Freda, have followed their vagabond dream of traveling in their Speshmobile, exploring America. Memorial services will be held Thursday, March 4, 2004, 4:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to National Park Foundation, 11 Dupont NW, Suite 600, Washington, D.C. 20036. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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NILSEN -- Francis "Sonny" Nilsen, age 70, a native New Mexican, died Friday, February 27, 2004. Sonny retired from PNM after 33 years of service. His life passion was his family, friends and horseracing. He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Flora Nilsen; and his brother, Vivian Nilsen. Sonny is survived by his wife, JoAnn Nilsen; five children, Becky Lucero (Sal), Debi Conrad (Mike), Alan Nilsen (Tina), Jolene Peralta (Jerry) and Jimmy Chacon (Lori); sisters, Flora Thomas, Esther Hoover and Irene McCrory; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews. Mass will be celebrated Monday, March 1, 2004, at 10:00 a.m., at Prince of Peace Catholic Community, 12500 Carmel Avenue NE. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, Sunday, February 29, 2004, from 1:00 p.m. until time of rosary. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of New Mexico, 216 Truman NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87108. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400
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PARSONESE -- Vickie Ann Parsonese, born September 27, 1941 in Fond du Lac, WI, to parents, Victor and Maysel Hau, died Friday, February 27, 2004 in Albuquerque, following a battle with cancer. She graduated from St. Mary's Springs Academy and attended Spencerian Business College in Milwaukee, WI. She met her husband, Peter there and moved to Albuquerque in 1969 and raised a family. She was active in church at John XXIII Catholic Community and was a longtime member of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly). She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Peter Parsonese; children, sons, James Parsonese and wife, Jackie and their son, Jacob, and Timothy Parsonese and wife, Isela and their son, Roman; her loving daughter, Tracey Parsonese; brother, Joe Hau and family; sister, Cathy Burns and family; and numerous cousins and friends. Rosary will be recited Monday, March 1, 2004, at 7:00 p.m., at John XXIII Catholic Community, 4831 Tramway Ridge Drive NE. Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, March 2, 2004, at 11:00 a.m., also at John XXIII Catholic Community. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Friends may visit John XXIII Catholic Community, Monday, March 1, 2004, from 6:00 p.m. until time of rosary. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2021 Girard SE, Suite 201, 87106, the American Cancer Society, 5800 Lomas NE, 87110, or to Vista Care Hospice, 5201 Venice NE, Suite A&B, 87113. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400
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PAYNE -- Mandona Hanchett Payne, 90, a resident of Albuquerque, died Tuesday, February 24, 2004. She is survived by her daughters, Rae Payne Mortensen, Ruth Payne Palmer, Mary Payne Hartman, and Judith Payne Meyer; sons, H. Vern Payne, Lloyd V. Payne, James B. Payne, John M. Payne and Roger L. Payne; 63 grandchildren; 134 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; brothers, Emmett Hanchett, James L. Hanchett, Myron Hanchett and Charles Hanchett; sisters, Raydene Cluff; and Lurlene James; and many other family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Judge H. Vearle Payne, sons, Jay R. Payne, Spencer L. Payne, and Donald M. Payne, three sisters, and 4 brothers. Mrs. Payne was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and her descendents have served more than 65 years of voluntary full time missionary service for the church in many countries around the world. She was selected as New Mexico Mother of the Year in 1997. Her husband was NM Speaker of the House of Representatives, a State Senator and a US Federal District Judge. Her descendants have served in many elective and appointed positions in the community and in their church. Mrs. Payne was also active in community service for children with disabilities and with unwed mothers. She served more than 15 years as the local President of the Women's Relief Society Organization for her church in New Mexico and many years as Ward Primary President directing the children's groups of her church. She loved children! Mrs. Payne also enjoyed quilting and gardening. When asked which of her 12 children she loved most, she would say the one that gone until they get home, the one that is sick until they get well, the one in trouble until its resolved. Friends may visit one hour prior to services. Services will be held Monday, March 1, 2004, 11:00 a.m., at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 11750 San Victorio NE, with Bishop Kendall Crookston conducting. Interment will take place Tuesday, March 2, 2004 in Virden, NM. Friends may also visit Sunday, February 29, 2004, at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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SACHS -- Martin F. In Loving Memory of Martin F. Sachs February 7, 1907 - March 1, 1999 Today, five years ago, you peacefully passed away. As weeks turn into months, and months turn into years, I now finally realize that God has a plan for each and everyone of us. In some situations it's very hard to understand, but we must accept it and live each day as if it is our last. For those of us left behind, we will be held accountable. I always told you I'd take care of you. It was a special time for both of us. Little did I know that by doing so, I would reap such great rewards. You left me blessed and appreciated, and looking back, I have not regrets. I know that seeing you again is part of God's plan. Your loving daughter, Angeline Sachs Velasquez
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VIGIL -- Mrs. Preciliana T. Vigil. Final viewing will be Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. in the Chapel of Alameda Mortuary. Funeral services will be conducted this morning at 9:00 a.m. at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Funeral services are entrusted to: Alameda Mortuary 9420 4th Street NW 898-3160
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