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BARBER -- Glen Byron Barber, 78, went to his eternal home on May 30, 2004. He is survived by his loving family. A memorial service will be held on Friday June 4, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Belen. Interment will be held following the service at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 3:00 p.m. with full military honors. Arrangements by Riverside Funeral Home in Belen, 864-4448.
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BARELA -- Charlie Barela, 51, went home to be with the Lord on May 31, 2004. He was born on April 16, 1953 in New Mexico. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. at Church of the Ascension. Interment will follow at the Pajarito Cemetery. Services are in the care of: GARCIA MORTUARY 717 Stover Ave. SW 243-5222
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BURNS -- Polly Myrtle Sanders Burns, wife, mother, super grandma and almost great-grandma - born February 17, 1928. She passed away suddenly June 2, 2004. Polly is survived by her husband, Lyle; daughter, Beverly Kalmes husband, Peter and children, Missy Maguire, Katie Maguire and Peter Kalmes III; daughter, Brenda Schauer husband, Kent and children, T.J. Divett and wife, Brittany, Jared Divett, Sarah Divett and Sam Divett; son, Lyle Burns, Jr. wife, Sara and children, Celena Jensen and husband, Kenny, Dillon Burns, Vaughn Burns and Ben Schertz. She is also survived by her brothers, Earl Sanders and wife, Joan, Robert Pocus and wife, Thelma; sister, Donna Johnson, all of Tennessee; and her special sister, Eve Garoutte and husband, Ted. Our grandma, Polly, will be missed dearly for her incredible generosity, sense of humor and the love that she shared with her very extended family. We will celebrate her passion, energy and creativity at a service Saturday, 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, with Pastor Rick Donaho officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Pallbearers will be Polly's grandchildren. Friends may visit French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, Friday, 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Assoc. - NM Affiliate, P.O. Box 90790, 87199-0790 or to American Diabetes Association of NM, 2625 Pennsylvania NE Suite 225, 87110. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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COFFELT -- Bobby Ray Coffelt born February 18, 1971, passed away on June 1, 2004. He is survived by his wife, Monica; son, Julia; daughters, Angelique and Ariana; mother, Christine; father, Bob and wife, Agnes; brother, Tommy and wife, Nadine; sister, Lisa and fiance, Pancho; niece, Felicia; and nephews, Marcus, Anthony and Joshua; father-in-law, Pete; and mother-in-law, Esther Alderete; brothers-in-law, Mario and Ruben; and sister-in-law, Andrea; close cousin, Angela Nelson and family; uncles, Vince, Paul and Avilio (TJ) Trujillo; aunts, Martha and Frances Trujillo and Albert and Veronica Gallegos and many more aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. The Pallbearers will be Tommy Coffelt, Elfego (Pancho) Valdez, Thomas Nelson, Johnny Ray Trujillo, Mario Alderete and Ruben Alderete. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Coffelt Sr., Pete Alderete and Jerry Campos. The Rosary will be held at St. Ann's Church, June 4, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. A Viewing will take place at 6:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on June 5, 2004, 8:30 a.m. at St. Ann's Church. The procession will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery at 1900 Edith NE. A gathering will be held at the home of Lisa and Pancho, 1109 Aztec Rd. NW. For further arrangement information contact Direct Funeral Services at 343-8008. "WITH THOUGHTS & PRAYERS" Every thought of you turns into little prayers, and each of them is whispered from a heart that truly loves and cares. Some, are more important needs, and some are fun things, too... but all are tucked away in my heart, just for you. Every time you think of me, a prayer is on its way. My heart is never empty, for each time a prayer goes your way.
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DURAN -- ALFONSO DURAN SR. June 4, 1903-July 24, 2000 In Loving Memory
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FALARDEAU -- Normand Raymond Falardeau, 80, died Wednesday, June 2, 2004. He was born in Willimansett, MA on November 18, 1923 to Wilfred Falardeau and Alboma Roy, both deceased. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Roland and Donald. His living relatives are Rev. Ernest R. Falardeau, SSS of New York City; Theresa Falardeau Rufo of Holyoke, MA; Lucille Falardeau Flynn of Springfield, MA; Adele Falardeau Roberts of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; Sr. Florence Falardeau, PM of Methuen, MA; Vincent Falardeau of Holyoke, MA and Leon Falardeau of Trenton, NJ. Normand made religious profession of vows in the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament on October 5, 1947 and was ordained to the priesthood on September 29, 1952. Father Normand's academic background includes a Master's degree in Library Science from Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, and a Master of Arts degree from Creighton University in Omaha, NE. He received administrative preparation at Loyola University in Chicago, IL. His early assignments as a young priest were teaching in two different high school seminaries of the Congregation where he served as a librarian, classics teacher and principal: Eymard Seminary in Hyde Park, NY from 1953-1960 and Blessed Sacrament Seminary in Waupaca, WI from 1961-1968. Father Falardeau was a dedicated teacher, a zealous priest and touched the lives of many young men preparing for the priesthood and religious life. Father Normand was elected provincial consultor of the Province of Saint Ann and served in the position from 1965-1968. He then became Provincial Superior of the Congregation's Province of Saint Ann (USA, England/Ireland, Philippines and Uganda) in 1968 and served in that position until 1978. Father Normand was assigned to the Blessed Sacrament Community at St. Charles Parish in Albuquerque in 1979 where he resided until his death. He served St. Charles Borromeo Parish as an Associate Pastor. In addition to these responsibilities Father Normand worked with the Marriage Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. In the last couple of years, Father Normand was semi-retired and continued to live in the Blessed Sacrament Community at St. Charles Parish and assist in whatever way he could. Father Normand's hobbies were many. As a serious stamp collector, he specialized in Vatican and U.S. stamps. He was also a "rock hound", spending hours polishing all sorts of rocks. He enjoyed American plays, operas and musicals. He was most interested in the cultural history of New Mexico and enjoyed touring the cultural and archaeological sites in the "Land of Enchantment." Rosary will be recited Friday, 8:00 p.m., at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Chapel, 1818 Coal Pl. SE, with Father Ernest Falardeau reciting. Mass will be celebrated Saturday, 10:00 a.m., at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, with Father Falardeau, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Friends may visit St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Chapel, Friday, one hour prior to rosary. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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FIERRO -- Jose Francisco "Kikito" Fierro Jr. In beloved memory of our son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and grandson. Jose is survived by his father, Jose Francisco Fierro Sr.; his mother, Diana Fierro; his sisters, Angie Montano and husband, Adric and Ashley Fierro; nephew, Jason Fierro; niece, Dezamae Fierro; grandmother, Angelina Sapien; Godmother, Rosalia Simental; Godfather, Simon Sapien Jr.; and all his uncles, aunts and cousins. Services will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Bernalillo. A Rosary will be recited on Friday, June 4, 2004, at 7:00 p.m. A Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, June 5, 2004, at 10:00 a.m. with burial to follow at Vista Verde Cemetery in Rio Rancho, NM. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th NW ABQ, 343-8008.
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GARCIA -- Leonor G. Garcia. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to all relatives and friends who were so kind, supportive and helpful during their recent loss. Your kindness will always be remembered and appreciated. Services were in the care of: GARCIA MORTUARY 717 Stover Ave. SW 243-5222
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HAYES -- Donald L. Hayes, 75, a resident of Albuquerque since 1960, died Tuesday, June 1, 2004. He is survived by his daughters, Cheryl Hayes, Cathy Hayes, and Susan Hayes; sister Elaine Bell and several nieces and nephews. Donald was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and entered the US Army, serving in Korea. He was employed at Butterfield Jewelers since coming to Albuquerque 45 years ago. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, June 4, 2004, at 9:00 a.m. at the Shrine of St Bernadette, 11401 Indian School. Private Interment will take place at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Animal Humane Association on New Mexico. 615 Virginia SE, 87108 or American Cancer Society, 5800 Lomas NE, 87110. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd NE (505) 275-3500
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HERRERA-GARCIA -- Theresa Herrera-Garcia, age 50, born May 6, 1954 to Mary Jane Garcia-Herrera and Manuel Herrera, passed away June 1, 2004. Theresa is preceded in death by her mother, Mary Jane; and sister, Velma Trujillo. Theresa is survived by one son, Gabriel Garcia; and one daughter, Tanya Garcia and "Bronx" the family dog, whom she loved very dearly; and former husband, Adunio Garcia. Theresa is also survived by three brothers, Dean Herrera, Marcelino Herrera and wife, Dianna and Bernie Herrera all from Albuquerque; four sisters, Elizabeth Herrera-Clark and husband, Ray, Emily Gordon and husband, Tom, Rosemary Herrera and Bernadette Herrera-Martinez and husband, Augustine; Godchildren, Bernadine Martinez and Catherine Renee Zamora; her grandmother, Nieves Garcia; and step-grandfather, Fidel Gonzales; several aunts and uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. She will be greatly missed. Theresa graduated from Manzano High School in 1972; she worked at the NM Department of Labor where she retired in April 2000. She was a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church and the Women's Auxiliary American Legion Post 13. Cremation services were handled by Direct Services. A private rosary will be held on June 4, 2004, at 7:00 p.m. by Deacon Chavez of St. Frances Xavier Church. Mass will held on Saturday, June 5, 2004 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Bernadette Catholic Church 1800 Martha NE. For information call 304-8317.
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JAMES -- ROBERT W. JAMES 28 OCTOBER 1949 - 4 JUNE 2003 A year has passed since God called you to be with Him. It seems like only yesterday that you were with us. We miss you more as time goes by. The memories you left us with are treasured for the rest of our lives. Some day perhaps we will all be together again. Kymberleigh and Elizabeth
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MARTINEZ -- Casimira Martinez, 85, a resident of Albuquerque, died Wednesday, June 2, 2004. She is survived by her children, John Martinez and wife, Martha, Mary Sanchez and husband, Maurice, Mike Martinez, Jr. and wife, Dolores, all of Albuquerque, Marcella Anderson of Bosque Farms, Robert Martinez of Albuquerque and Anthony Martinez and wife, Patricia, of Milagro, NM; grandchildren, Annelle Borget and husband, Sonny, Dina Holcomb and husband Kenny, Ed Sanchez and wife, Tina, Tom Sanchez and wife, Sharon, Mike Martinez III and wife, Miranda, Joe Martinez and wife, Becky, Michelle Lopez and husband, Carl, Richard Martinez and wife, Sue, Gilbert Martinez and wife, Maria, John Anderson and wife, Suzie, Mark Anderson, Jeremy Martinez, Maylyn Martinez, Rita Martinez, Jennifer Navarette and husband, Joe, Anthony Joseph Martinez and wife, Tina; 25 great grandchildren; sister, Cleo Flores of Chico CA; numerous nieces and nephews including Lyman Bliven and wife, Gloria, and numerous other family and friends including close friend, Joe Maldonado. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose Miguel Martinez; 6 sisters and 2 brothers. Mrs. Martinez retired from K-Mart after 18 years where she was a supervisor. She was a member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church. Rosary will be recited Friday, June 4, 2004, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Mass will be celebrated Saturday, June 5, 2004, 8:00 a.m., at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Ed Sanchez, Tom Sanchez, Mike Martinez III, Joe Martinez, Richard Martinez, Gilbert Martinez, John Anderson, Mark Anderson, Jeremy Martinez, Anthony Joseph Martinez and nephew, Bernie Candelaria. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Presbyterian Hospice, 8300 Constitution Ave. NE, 87110. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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MEYERS -- Richard (Dick) Mark Meyers, 53, died June 1 at Pikes Peak Hospice in Colorado Springs. He was born November 5, 1950, in Los Alamos, New Mexico, to Wilbert and Mary Hoefer Meyers. He is survived by his eldest son, Christopher Scott, and grandson, Karlan; a son and daughter-in-law, David Joseph and Nicole, and grandson, Jakob - all of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Other survivors are his parents of Albuquerque; two brothers, Dr. James Meyers of Louisville, Kentucky, and Robert Meyers of Albuquerque; three sisters, Lynn Perkins of Topeka, Kansas, Carole Steward of Los Alamos, and Janice Meyers of Colorado Springs. Dick served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Viet Nam war, being stationed in Okinawa. After his Marine Corps service he obtained a BS in Economics from the University of New Mexico and worked for the Four Corners Regional Commission in Santa Fe. After the Regional Commission was disbanded, Dick enlisted with the U.S. Air Force and obtained a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Mexico. After graduation he was ordered to Maxwell AFB in Montgomery, Alabama, where he was responsible for significant upgrading of the electrical utility system at the base. He was honorably discharged from the Air Force with the rank of Captain in 1986. He then moved to Colorado Springs to work as a Federal employee at the Cheyenne Mountain NORAD facility, where he was a project manager for the strategic defense systems upgrade. The family will have an Open House at Dick's residence on Sunday, June 6, from 3:00 to 6:00 pm for his friends and co-workers. A memorial service and inurnment will be held Monday, June 7, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe, followed by an informal gathering of remembrance at the Valle Caldera National Monument. The family requests no flowers; instead, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society in care of the Shrine of Remembrance, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80910.
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MUNIZ DEL NAVARRO -- Ascencion "Sonny" Muniz del Navarro, The family would like to thank all of their relatives and friends who were in attendance of the Rosary and Memorial 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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MUSCARELLA -- Dr. Gandolph Muscarella, 91, a resident of Albuquerque died on Wednesday, June 2, 2004. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Rose; son, Vincent A. Muscarella, MD, his children Vincent, Gregory and wife Kendra; Damian C. Muscarella and wife Anita, their children Jeffrey and Robert; and Gary C. Muscarella D.D.S. and wife Debra, their children Christina and husband Christopher, and David. He was preceded in death by his parents Vincent and Connie Muscarella, brother Phillip, and sisters Laura and Connie. Gandolph and the former Rose Jelso were married on August 8, 1934 in Rochester, NY. The first years of their marriage were spent in Buffalo, NY where Gandolph worked for the U.S. Postal Service before graduating from the University of Buffalo School of Dentistry. He started his dental practice in Buffalo in 1948. In 1959 he and Rose moved to Albuquerque where he practiced dentistry until his retirement in 1971. Dr. Muscarella's memberships include Knights of Columbus 4th degree, the Elks Club, the New Mexico and American Dental Associations, Capt. USAF during the Korean War, Canisius College Sculling Team, and Risen Savior Catholic Community. Rosary will be recited on Sunday, June 6, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. Mass will be celebrated on Monday, June 7, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at the Gate of Heaven Mausoleum Chapel with Father Dino Candelaria celebrant. Friends may visit French Mortuary on Saturday, June 5, 2004 from 2:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Casa Angelica Home, 5629 Isleta Blvd. SW, 87105 or St. Vincent DePaul Society, 713 4th St. SW, 87102 or Knights of Columbus, Council 4227, 2800 San Mateo Blvd. NE, 87110. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400
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NELSON -- Robert S. Nelson, 83, passed away on May 21, 2004. He is preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Alice Nelson; and his youngest son, Karl. He was born in Minneapolis, MN on March 1, 1921; lived in Baltimore, MD in 1946; in Columbus, OH from 1946-48; and in Rapid City, SD from 1950-54. He is survived by his son, Eric Nelson; and granddaughter, Kirsten Nelson, both of Corrales, NM; a daughter, Ruth Thomas and husband, Kenton Thomas; and grandchildren, Karlee and Lindsey, all of Atlanta, GA. He was a decorated World War II Navy veteran and a World War II Pearl Harbor survivor. He moved to Albuquerque in 1954 and worked as an electrical engineer for Sandia National Laboratories for thirty years until his retirement in 1982. He was an avid golfer, a furniture maker, and a member of the Albuquerque Woodworkers Association. He was past President of his Neighborhood Association and an active member of La Mesa Presbyterian Church since 1954. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the La Mesa Presbyterian Building Fund, 7401 Copper Avenue NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. A Memorial Service will be held at 12:00 on Saturday, June 5, 2004 at the La Mesa Presbyterian Church. On Monday, June 7, 2004 at 3:30 p.m. his ashes will be buried at Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM along side his wife. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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ORTIZ -- John Matthew Ortiz of Santa Fe, New Mexico, resident of Plano, Texas, loving son and brother passed away May 30, 2004. His brother the late Michael P. Ortiz M.D. preceded him in death. John is survived by his mother and father, Frank J. Ortiz and Lucille N. Ortiz; brothers, Frank Ortiz III and wife, Rose, Mark A. Ortiz and wife, Yvonne of Albuquerque, NM; sisters, Anne Ortiz M.D., Linda Lashen and husband, Woody of New York he is also survived by ten nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his special friend, Luchie Ibarra of Plano, TX. A Rosary will be recited on Friday, June 4, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. and a Mass of Resurrection at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 5, 2004 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 12500 Carmel Ave. N.E., Albuquerque, NM. John graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1984, where he received a BA Degree in Government and from the University of Texas at Austin in 1986 where he received a Master of Public Affairs Degree. John entered Federal service with the U.S. Commerce Department, Census Bureau in October of 1986, where he was employed for over 17 years in both Washington D.C. and Dallas, TX. In November 2001 he received the U.S. Department of Commerce Silver Medal Award, presented in Washington D.C., for Meritorious Federal Service. John received numerous citations and awards from the U.S. Census Bureau and other U.S. government agencies including several Hispanic organizations for his selfless efforts to promote the mission of the U.S. Census Bureau throughout the Southwest region. John volunteered with both religious and academic organizations, including the Notre Dame Club of Dallas where he served as an officer. He also served as past president of the St. Rita's Young Singles (SRYS) in Dallas. John also sang in the choirs at both St. Rita's in Dallas and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Plano, TX. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to any of John's favorite charities as follows; St. Elizabeth Anne Seton Catholic Church; 2700 W. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, TX ; Maryknoll Missions, PO Box 304 Maryknoll, NY 10545-0304 Care of Fr. Leo Shea; American Heart Association 1280 S. Parker Rd. Denver Co. 80231-2100. The Ortiz family extends its deepest gratitude to all of John's co-workers, friends and family who have conveyed their prayers and love during this time of loss. Pallbearers include Daniel Provencio, Mark Stephen Ortiz, Woody Lashen, Louis Ortega, John Patrick Ortega, Jerry Rattenbury.
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PEREA -- Ignacio A., 77, passed away June 1, 2004. He was a lifelong resident of Corrales, served in the US Navy during WWII where he was among the first U.S. troops to land in Japan after the atomic bomb was dropped. He retired after 30 years service at Sandia Base and was the owner and manager of Corrales rentals and Corrales apartments. Ignacio was active in the Corrales Fire Department and was a member of San Ysidro Catholic Church, and the Knights of Columbus. Ignacio is survived by his wife of 51 years, Pauline (Harrison) Perea; sons, Rudy and Paul Perea; grandchildren, Rudy Jr., Raphel, and Nicholas; siblings, Filomena Cordova, Mary Chavez, Margaret Cline, T.C. Perea, Vicky Werner, Richard Perea, Robert Perea, and Thomas Perea; other family and friends who loved and will miss him. Memorial Services will be held at San Ysidro Catholic Church in Corrales. A Rosary will be recited on Thursday, June 3, 2004, at 7:00 p.m. A Mass will be celebrated on Friday, June 4, 2004, at 10:00 a.m. with burial following at San Ysidro Cemetery in Corrales. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th NW ABQ. 343-8008.
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RATHBUN -- Florence Emily Rathbun, Born on May 1, 1917 in Sidney, NB. She lead a pray filled life and is now with her Savior. She was preceded in death by her Husband, Robert Earl Rathbun and Son, Arthur Dwayne Rathbun. She is survived by four children, Beverly Spindle and husband, Tom of Edgewood, NM, Virginia Schroeder of Albuquerque, NM, Rick Rathbun and wife, Cindy of Parker, CO, and Tom Rathbun and wife, Susan of Albuquerque, NM. She is also survived by daughter-in-law, Sharon Stiff of Chino, CA; and 20 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Santa Maria Court, The Legion of Mary of St. Therese Parish, and The Third Order of St. Francis. She was also a longtime member of St. Therese Parish. Pallbearers are her grandsons, Bob Spindle, Pat Schroeder, James Rathbun, Jeff Spindle, Tom Spindle III, and Brian Rathbun. Honorary Pallbearers are Walter Schroeder, Chad Rathbun, Paul Schroeder, Joe Spindle, Phillip Rathbun, Matthew Rathbun, Mike Schroeder, Scott Rathbun, Lisa Venables, Pam Spindle, Christine Miller, Michelle Rathbun, Sara Jane Rathbun, and Theresa Rathbun. Visitations will be from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at St. Therese Parish on Friday with a Rosary following at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2004 at St. Therese Parish at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW. (505) 247-4124
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ROGERS -- Foye Rogers, 91, a resident of Albuquerque since 1942, died Tuesday, June 1, 2004. He is survived by his sister, Janie Ringener of Big Springs, TX; brother, Ralph Rogers of Arlington, TX; stepbrother, Harold Stanton of Abernathy, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Rogers was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Ruby Rogers. He was a member of Netherwood Park Church of Christ. Services will be held Friday, 11:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, with Wayne Sharp officiating. Interment will take place Monday, 10:30 a.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Zia Hospice, 4147 Montgomery Blvd. NE, 87109 or to Albuquerque Christian Children's Home, 5700 Winter Haven Rd. NW, 87120. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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SANCHEZ -- Flora Sanchez, The family would like to thank all of their relatives and friends who were in attendance of the Rosary and Memorial 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 (505) 247-4124
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SISSON -- Carlton Edward Sisson, 70, a resident of Albuquerque since 1958, passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2004. He was born March 29, 1934 in Dundee, New York. Carl moved to Albuquerque in 1958 where he began work for Sandia Laboratories including working on special packages for Apollo 10, Apollo 12 and Apollo 13. He retired in 1994 after 35 years. Carlton was a real family man and leader. He was preceded in death by his parents, LaVerne Gilbert and Ethel Louise Sisson and his brothers, John and Gary. He is survived by Janet Claire Morehouse Sisson whom he married on June 29, 1957. He is also survived by his son, James E. Sisson of Albuquerque; and a daughter, Karla J. Newberry of Gallup; and by his sister, Carolyn Campbell and her husband, Dick of Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has five grandchildren whom he adored, Eric E., Michael J. and Carl Lee Sisson of Albuquerque, and Kristina R. and J. Scott Newberry of Gallup. In addition, he is survived by the newest loves of his life, his great-grandchildren, Hailey, Zack, and Brittany. Numerous nieces and nephews will miss his humor and pranks. Carl was a member of Sandia Baptist Church, a Parkinson's support group, Amigo Square Dance Group and a past member of an engineering organization. Carlton served in the Army from 1953 to 1955. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved to garden. He was a great son, devoted husband, fantastic father, loving grandfather and last but not least a great-grandfather. His family brought many smiles and chuckles to his life. He always had a plan and a smile. Services will be Saturday, June 5, 2004 at 12:00 noon at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. Entombment will take place at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Pallbearers will be, Eric Sisson, Liz Sisson, Michael Sisson, Carl Lee Sisson, Kristi Newberry, and Pauline Sanchez. Those who wish may make donations to: Acts Committee, Sandia Baptist Church 9429 Constitution Ave., NE, 87112 or Praise and Worship Center Building Committee, 3044 I sleta Blvd. SW, 87105. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. Albuquerque, NM 87112.
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VIGIL -- Myra Vigil, age 42, formerly a resident of Belen and Albuquerque and now a resident of Los Lunas, peacefully joined our Lord and Savior surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, June 3, 2004. She was a member of the St. Bernadette's Catholic Church in Albuquerque. Even though Myra suffered from Cerebral Palsy all her life she was very bright and attended school, graduating from Manzano High School. She never let her illness hold her back and Myra was one to try almost anything, even getting a tattoo on her left calf. She loved going to Isleta Casino whenever she could. She loved the outdoors and fishing with family and friends. After high school she went to work with Adelante where she worked in nursing homes throughout Albuquerque. Myra was well known at Winrock Shopping Center where she was all over the mall making food deliveries to all the shops. She was also a member of A.R.C.A. for many years. Myra is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Seferino and Manuelita Sanchez; paternal grandparents, Felipe and Anita Vigil. She is survived by her loving parents, Eloisa Vigil of Los Lunas and Joe Vigil and his wife, Dorothy of Albuquerque; six siblings, Joseph Vigil, Anna and her husband, Salo Garcia all of Belen, Phillip Vigil and his wife, Kathy of Los Lunas, Alvin Vigil and his wife, Sylvia, Virgil Vigil, and Daniel Vigil all of Albuquerque; her loving caregiver and friend, Wanda McKay of Los Lunas. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins. Services will be held on Friday, June 4, 2004 beginning with a public viewing at 5:30 p.m. and a rosary at 6:00 p.m. both at Romero Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, June 5, 2004 at 12:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her five brothers and her loving brother-in-law, Salo Garcia. Romero Funeral Home 609 N. Main St. Belen.
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WOOLSTON -- Timothy Parnell Woolston, 1924 to 2004, a respected Attorney practicing law for over 50 years in Albuquerque. He was the son of, and was preceded in death by Dr. William Henry and Alice G. Woolston of Albuquerque. He attended Albuquerque High School, University of New Mexico and received his Juris Doctor from Denver University. He was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. A Navy Man during the Korean War, Tim was a Gunner's Mate and Pharmacist's Mate aboard the U.S.S. Shangri-La and U.S.S. Enterprise stationed in the Pacific Theater of Operations. He was appointed by then-governor Bruce King for a term as District Attorney of the thirteenth District, including Sandoval & Valencia Counties. He also ran for the Democratic nomination for Lt. Governor in the Sixties. He is survived by his wife, Sheri Woolston; brother, Gene Jamison; children, Sean Timothy Woolston, William and wife, Mary Woolston, Scott Gilmore Joseph Woolston and Nancy Annette Woolston. Memorial Mass will be celebrated Friday, 10:00 a.m., at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 1818 Coal Pl. SE. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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