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ALDERETE -- Mae Alderete, The family would like to thank all of their relatives and friends who were in attendance of the Evening Service and Funeral Service. 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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BASS -- Robert Bass, 76, passed away quietly at his home on Thursday, May 13, 2004. Bob was born on July 7, 1927, in Warrensberg, Missouri to Gus and Roberta Bass. He is survived by his devoted wife, Elizabeth Bass. He was a graduate of Central Missouri State College and received his Masters Degree in physics from the University of Missouri. Bob served in the Signal Corps, U.S. Army in the early 1950's, being assigned to the Bureau of Standards to monitor radiation measurements at the Nevada test site. Upon discharge from the army, he worked for Sandia Corporation, as a nuclear safety officer and later as a project scientist on field measurements. While at Sandia for 35 years of employment, he co-authored a major work on ground shock measurement at the Nevada test site. This work is a standard reference for stress, motion, and acceleration in test site geologies. He was involved in calculational work supporting a variety of experiments at the Nevada test site. After his retirement from Sandia, he performed consulting work, including technical support for the United States at the SALT treaty negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland. He had many close personal and professional friends and will be greatly missed by them. Bob was an avid baseball fan and enjoyed hiking trails in the Sandia Mountains and traveling. He was a member of Sandia Presbyterian Church. The family wishes to thank Earlastine Garrett, Vernida McKinney, and April Sommerville for their loving care. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery, with The Rev. Dewey Johnson officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Phil Ashby, Bill Gardner, Jerry Carlisle, Carl Smith, Al Chabai, and Joe LaComb. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Noon Day Ministry, P.O. Box 25451, 87125, New Mexico Boys and Girls Ranch, 6209 Hendrix NE, 87110, or a charity of the donor's choice. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400
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BRADEN -- Richard Jackson "Dick" Braden, 82, of Albuquerque, passed away Wednesday, May 12, 2004. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Charles L. and Margery M. Braden. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Harriett A. Braden; daughters, Carol D. Fox and husband, Don and Gail R. Zemke and husband, Dave; sons, Charles D. Braden and wife, Terri and Richard Morgan Braden and wife, Davene; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Richard graduated from Albuquerque High School and attended UNM. He joined the Army Air Corps and served in Alaska and the Aleutian Islands as Theater of Operation for 3 1/ 2 years. He then came back to Albuquerque and married Harriett A. Beck on January 1, 1947. Dick went to work at Mike London Sports for nine years as assistant business manager and referee, he then opened his own business, Braden Distributors until his retirement in 1997. He was an active member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, serving as a Sunday school teacher and a member of the choir. He is now singing praises to our Lord Jesus Christ with the angels in heaven and his family will rejoice with him again someday. "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die" John 11:25. Memorial services will be held Saturday, 10:00 a.m., at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 210 Alvarado SE, with Pastor John Heffelfinger officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church Choir Fund, 210 Alvarado SE, 87108. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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COATES -- Mildred Louise passed away on Tuesday May 11, 2004. She's proceeded in death by her husband Francis E. Coates Sr. She is survived by her children, Nicholas M. Buono, Jr., Francis E. Coates, Jr., John E. Coates, Donna L. Coates, Donald J. Coates and Michael W. Coates. She is also survived by 15 Grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren; four brothers; and one sister. Mildred was a Loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother and will be missed dearly. Services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday May 15, 2004 at Riverside Funeral Home. Riverside Funeral Home 225 San Mateo NE (505) 764-9663
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GARCIA -- John Garcia Sr., 77, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died on May 13, 2004. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Rosemary Garcia of Albuquerque; one daughter, Kathy Garcia and special friend, Carol Zink of Corrales; five sons, John Garcia Jr., and wife, Cindy of Arlington, TX, James Garcia and wife, Margaret, Jerry Garcia and wife, MaryAnn, Larry Garcia and wife, Stephanie and Don Garcia and wife, Vivienne all of Albuquerque, NM; his beloved dog, Skippy; nine grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; one sister, Margie Romero and husband, Gene of Albuquerque. John is preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters. He was a WWII Army Air Corps Veteran. John was a three time Commander of the American Legion Post 13 as well as the Adjutant and the department Vice Commander for two years. He volunteered at the VA Hospital, was a Captain with the Volunteer Sheriffs Department in Paradise Hills. Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 16, 2004 at 5:00 p.m. with a rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary - Westside Chapel with Deacon George Sandoval, reciting. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 619 Copper NW with Father Richard McGowan, celebrant. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tim Garcia, Robert Galloway, Mike Overall, Nick Garcia, Mike Fisher and Jay Salisbury. Honorary pallbearers will be Jess Hernandez, Bruce Smith, Mickey Garcia, Henry Garcia, Harry Marquez, Gene Romero and Duane Byle. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 90790, Albuquerque, NM 87199-0790. French Mortuary (3 blocks North of Paseo del Norte) 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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GONZALES -- Chonita Gonzales, 83, a resident of San Antonito died Wednesday, May 12, 2004. She is survived by her children, Jesse and wife, Sandra, Velma and husband Mike, Florival Jr, Miguel, Ruben and wife Dianne, Melvin and wife Gabi, Chris and wife Janet, John and wife Joanna; 28 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; brothers, Manuel and Orlando; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Florival; sons, Artie and Roger; daughters, Josie and LaLa. She was born in San Antonio, NM and lived her life in San Antonito, NM. She was a very devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her greatest days were with her family and friends. She had a great love for her special occasion cards that she received, they were cherished for weeks. Rosary will be recited on Friday, May 14, 2004 at 7:00 p.m at San Antonito Mission Church, N-HWY 14. Mass will be celebrated Saturday, May 15, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at San Antonito Church, N-HWY 14. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 275-3500
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KRISINSKI -- Arthur Edward Krisinski, 65, a New Jersey native and seven-year resident of Albuquerque passed away on May 13, 2004. He is survived by his wife, Ellen Krisinski and friend Casey of Albuquerque; two daughters, Karen Savage and Steve Andreson of Placitas, NM and Susan Krisinski-Majka, Matthew and granddaughter, Sarah Anne of Denver, CO; two brothers, John and Richard Krisinski, both of New Jersey. Memorial service will be held on Monday, May 17, 2004 at 1:30 p.m. at French Mortuary - West side Chapel. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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LOPEZ -- Mary "Jean" Lopez, 68, was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico on Saturday, March 21, 1936 and passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2004. Jean had 5 sons who survived her, Richard and wife, Cindy, Don and wife, Amy, Garry and wife, Tay, Larry and wife, Lisa and Tim and wife, Cynthia; 11 surviving grandchildren, Michael, Zachary, Justin, Jordan, Jillian, Erin, Jeffrey, Christina, Paige, Desi and Michelle; two special godchildren, Thomas DeLaCruz and Doris Merzweiller; her mother, Candy Martinez; brothers, Ernie and wife, Cindy; Jose, John and wife, Renee Martinez, Gilbert Garcia and wife, Stephanie; her former husband, Jake and his wife, Pat; and special companion of many years, Ernie Adams. She is preceded in death by her husband, Henry Lopez; her Dad, Desi Martinez; sister, Irene DeLaCruz and nephew, Pete DeLaCruz. While Jean was raising 5 sons, she was not gainfully employed but devoted much of her time to their activities such as, Thunderbird Little League, Cub Scouts, and Hodgin PTA. As they got older, they were involved in football and basketball and she enjoyed attending these games. During this time, she was involved and served in official capacities in civic organizations such as: Jr. Woman's Club, Boys Club Auxiliary, Boys Club Board of Directors. After a while, she decide to go to work for money instead of working for free, and she obtained employment with Sandia Labs from which she retired after 22 years of service in April 1999. After retirement, she claimed that her occupation was playing bridge. While married to Henry, they were very much involved in square dancing, having been officers at the local, district and state levels several times. After Henry died , she became involved in the Solo club and served as an officer several terms. Jean had a great love of life, a great sense of humor, loved music and dancing, and enjoyed life to the fullest. Rosary will be recited Friday, 7:00 p.m., at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, 5310 Claremont NE. Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, 10:00 a.m., at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church. Interment will take place at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Friends may visit, French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel on Thursday, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thanks to all her family, friends, and neighbors that helped during her illness. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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MALDONADO -- Vera Maldonado, 1917 - 2004, died of natural causes on May 8, 2004. She is survived by her devoted husband, Joseph Augustin; sons, David Michael of Albuquerque and Thomas E.(Lydia); granddaughter, Tamara (Mark); and great-granddaughters, Temre and Tayler Rowe of Tustin, CA. Vera was a remarkable homemaker and hostess, a loyal friend, a dedicated mother and wife. She will be missed by all who knew her. She was a lovely, delicate woman of great strength, style and dignity. Daughter-in-law, Lydia, is arranging a celebration of Vera's life on May 15, 2004 at the family's Tustin, CA home.
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REYES -- Dolores Reyes. The Family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all relatives and friends who were so kind and supportive during their recent loss. Special thanks to those who accompanied the family for the rosary and funeral services; those whom sent the beautiful floral tributes, cards, food and especially prayers. Your kindness will always be remembered. Funeral services are entrusted to: Alameda Mortuary 9420 4th Street NW 898-3160
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SHIPMAN -- Marlan Leon Shipman, 61, a lifelong resident of New Mexico, died Friday, May 14, 2004. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Sarah Shipman of Albuquerque, NM; sons, Randy Shipman, and Russell Shipman of Scottsdale, AZ, Jimmy Lee Shipman and wife, Barbara of Carlsbad, NM; daughter, Marlene Bruce of Albuquerque, NM; grandchildren, Tylor Shipman, Newton Maddox, Melinda Shipman, Nicole Bruce, Travis Bruce, Ashley Shipman and Aaron Shipman; fathers, John Weldon Shipman of Grand Prairie, TX, and Herman Harper of Anthony, NM; sister, Darla Smith and husband Bill of Albuquerque, NM; brother, Johnny Melvin Shipman and wife Alea of Albuquerque, NM and numerous other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother Wanda Harper. Marlan was born in Albuquerque, NM and raised in Mountainaire. He graduated from Mountainaire High School in 1961. Marlan and his father owned a Mobile Oil Distributorship in Mountainaire for several years. After that, they started Kachina Traders Jewelry Company from which Marlan branched off as owner and operator of K.T. Jewelers for 25 years. He loved fishing and hunting. He was baptized into and a member of First Christian Church. Marlan was a beloved husband, father and grandfather who will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Services will be held Monday, May 17, 2004, 11:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd N.E. Albuquerque, NM, with Pastor Brian McCracken officiating. Entombment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. N.E. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd Chapel, Sunday, May 16, 2004, from 5:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. 275-3500
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STAGG -- John B. Stagg, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away on the morning of Tuesday, May 11, 2004. John was born in Gainsborough, England on February 4, 1913, to Harry James and Sarah Emma Stagg. He married his sweetheart, Dorothy Elizabeth Drew in the Salt Lake Temple, on June 26, 1935. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy and their four children; John D. and Suzzanne Stagg, Julie Ann and Gary Dunn, William James and Judy Stagg, and David and Angela Stagg. He leaves behind fifteen grandchildren and thirty-two great-grandchildren. John worked for Dixon Paper in Salt Lake City and Albuquerque for 38 years, retiring here in Albuquerque in 1977. He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints serving as a missionary in England. Later he served on the High Council, Bishop of the East Stratford Ward in Salt Lake for six years and as Stake Mission President. John was loved deeply by his family and the many friends that he enjoyed throughout his life. He always had a ready handshake to show his love and concern for everyone he met. Services will be held on Monday, May 17, 2004 at the Eubank Chapel, Sandia Ward at 12:00 p.m. Visitors may pay their respects one hour prior to services, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400
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STOGDILL -- Devon "Red" Stogdill, 74, a resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico, died Wednesday, May 12, 2004. Born June 24, 1929 and raised in Ravanna, Nebraska, Red moved to Albuquerque in 1972. Red is a veteran of the US Navy and served during the Korean Conflict on the USS Hank from 1950 to 1954. He retired after 30 years as a driver for Consolidated Freightways. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Stogdill, formerly Virginia Hutchison of Topeka, Kansas; his sister, Maretta Troxel, a resident of Phoenix, Arizona; and an abundance of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. A viewing will be held 3:00 p.m., Monday, May 17, 2004, at Aspen Funeral Alternatives, 1935 Juan Tabo NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, (505) 323-9000.
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STOREY -- Roy Allen Storey, a resident of Albuquerque, NM, passed away on Friday, May 14, 2004. Arrangements are being handled by Romero Funeral Home 609 N. Main St. Belen.
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SUBLETT -- Jack R. Sublett, 83, a resident of Albuquerque since 1951, died Wednesday, May 12, 2004. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Irene Sublett; daughter, Julie Tierney of Phoenix, AZ; son, Ronald Sublett of Phoenix, AZ, grandchildren, Alexandra French, Christopher Sublett, Garrett Sublett, Vanessa Sublett, Jaime Sublett; brother, Jim Sublett and wife, Beverly; and nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his brother, Ben Sublett and sister, Norma Fae Sublett. Jack was born to B.T. and Maggie Sublett on a farm near the small town of Merkel, TX. He graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Industrial Engineering. He served for two years in the United States Navy during WWII. He worked for Sandia Labs for 32 years, retiring in 1983. Jack was active in and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. He loved to work on cars and befriended many young people in doing so. He also loved to travel. Jack was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held Saturday, May 15, 2004, 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, with Pastor Tom Beach officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 3715 Silver Ave. SE, 87108 or charity of your choice. French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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TORRES -- Robert Torres, 44, died April 27, 2004 in Los Angeles, CA. Arrangements by Abbott and Hast Mortuary. He is survived by two brothers, Don and Juan Garcia; four sisters, Irene Gutierrez, Dora Martinez, Margie Gallegos, Priscilla Garcia; nieces and nephews, Annadine Tibbs, Erica Martinez, Caroline Gallegos, Richie and Robbie Garcia, Chantel and Shirray Garcia; plus many friends who loved and will miss him. "Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of the judgement has arrived, and so worship the one who made the heaven and the earth and sea and fountains of waters." Rev 14:7.Services will be held at St. Gertrude Church, Mora, NM 2:00 p.m, Saturday, May 15, 2004.
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TRUJILLO -- Mrs. Mary (Maria) C. Trujillo, 80, a resident of Albuquerque passed away on May 12, 2004. Mrs. Trujillo is survived by one daughter, Cecilia Trujillo; two sons, Anthony Trujillo and Joseph Trujillo; five sisters, Amelia Castro of Vacaille, CA, Socorro Ramirez and husband, Juan of Cerro Misson, NM, Theresa Ramos and Husband, Octobio, Rosalia Cisneros of Saucillo, Chihuahua and Manuela Cisneros Galvan of Saucillo, Chihuahua; three brothers, Cristobal Cisneros and wife, Nettie, Arturo Cisneros and wife, Esperanza of Chauthemo, Chihuahua, Rafael Cisneros and wife, Bertha, Saucillo, Chihuahua; one sister in law, Ignacia Cisneros; six grandchildren, two great granddaughters, one great grandson; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mrs. Trujillo was preceded in death by her husband, Antonio Trujillo; two brothers, Manuel and Jose Cisneros. Mrs. Trujillo was a member of San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church, the Sacred Heart League and a silent member of the Legion of Mary. A visitation for Mrs. Trujillo will be Sunday afternoon at San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church, 2005 Plaza NW, from 5:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 6:00 p.m. by Deacon Bob Lewis and Deacon Joe Lucero. A final visitation will be Monday morning from 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at San Felipe Church will Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. by Monsignor Leo Lucero. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Rd. SW 243-7861
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