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BAKER -- Danny Espinoza Baker, 19, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died Tuesday, August 10, 2004. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Aleane Booker. He is survived by his mother, Diana Espinoza of Compton, CA; father, Billy Booker of Albuquerque; sisters, Angel Baker, Sandra Walker, Sarah Baker, and Angela Baker Billings, all of Albuquerque; grandfather, Robert Booker of Albuquerque; adopted mother called "grandmother" Ruth Baker of Albuquerque; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Danny worked for McDonald's. He was a graduate of Manzano High School. He was past president of the youth department at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Services will be held Tuesday, August 17, 2004, 11:00 a.m., at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 2401 University Blvd. SE, with Rev. Stephen D. Billingslea officiating. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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DEVALK -- Ernest "Tickadad" DeValk, 90, a resident of Albuquerque, died Thursday, August 12, 2004. He is survived by his daughter, Judy D. Barnette; grandson, Alan H. Barnette and wife, Rebecca and their children, Cody, Cheyenne and Cassidy; granddaughters, Ann Umberhocker and husband, Rich and their children, Kaylee and Ashlyn, Jennifer Rice and husband, Greg and their children, Hannah, Andrew and Emily, Jo Barnette and her daughter, Bella, Rachel Bailey and husband, Tom and their children, Nasya Barnette, Lauren and Jadyn Bailey, Suzanne Ratchner and husband, Christopher Harmon, Denice Frost and husband, Scott and Amy Barnes and husband, Grover "William" Barnes; and sister, Sophie Luper and her son, Norman Luper and his son, Lane Luper. Mr. DeValk was preceded in death by his wife, Florence DeValk; daughter, Jeanne D. Ratchner; and sons-in-law, Craig A. Ratchner and Jon H. Barnette. He was a member of the Craftsman Club. Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, 11:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 4020 Lomas Blvd. NE, with Father Francis X. Eggert, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Norman Luper, Bill Barnes, Christopher Harmon, Alan Barnette, Rich Umberhocker, Greg Rice and Tom Bailey. Friends may visit French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, Monday, 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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FRIEDBERG -- Robert (Bob) Allan Friedberg December 28, 1946 - August 8, 2004 Bob Friedberg, 57, died on Sunday, August 8, 2004 in San Pinamar, Canelones, Uruguay. He is survived by his wife, Maria Fernanda Via Migliaro of San Pinamar; his mother, Opal Friedberg of Albuquerque; son, Michael Aaron of Albuquerque; grandsons, Andrew and Marcus; and brothers, Eugene of Wichita, KS and Donald of Albuquerque. A graduate of Sandia High School, Bob graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1969 with a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering while completing the ROTC program. Commissioned into the Navy, he served in the Republic of Vietnam, flying all over Asia utilizing his skills as an Intelligence Officer. Bob received his Master's Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Wichita State University. Having recently settled in Uruguay, he will be interred at the local cemetery in San Pinamar. Local memorial Services will be held at Covenant United Methodist Church, 8510 Wyoming NE, on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 at 3:30 p.m.
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GAYNOR -- Joseph Patrick Gaynor, 84, born in Lambertville, NJ on October 23, 1919 to parents Joseph Aloysius Gaynor and Sarah Masten Gaynor, died on Thursday, August 12, 2004. Joseph, a resident of Albuquerque since 1953, is survived by his wife of 60 years, Agnes Gaynor; sons, Dennis Gaynor and wife Becky of Albuquerque, and Jim Gaynor and wife Toni of Albuquerque; daughters, Kathy Brady of Portland, OR, Joan Gaynor of Torrance, CA, and Patricia Lloyd and husband Brian of Torrance, CA; grandchildren, Christopher Gaynor, Michael Gaynor and wife Sheri, Lauren Lloyd, Joseph Lloyd, Mathew Gaynor, and Rahanon Elsen; and great-granddaughter, Felicia Elsen. Joseph's surviving sisters are Anna Monaghan of New Hope, PA, Joan Scott of Lambertville, NJ, and Sally McConnell of New Hope, PA. Joseph was preceded in death by his sister Margaret Kooker and his brothers John Gaynor and Donald Gaynor. Joseph was a WWII veteran where he served in the Army Air Corps as a Lieutenant and a Captain in the Air Corps Reserve. He worked as a Group Manager at Sandia National Laboratory for 29 years and retired in 1982. Joseph was fully dedicated to his beloved wife and family. Our families have been blessed and enriched by his love, faith, wisdom, and sense of humor. He lived his life to the fullest and loved to read, cook, play golf, and travel to Spain with his wife, Agnes. Joseph was a member of Our Lady of Annunciation Catholic Church. Rosary will be recited on Monday, August 16, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 at 8:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Annunciation Catholic Church, 2621 Vermont NE. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Friends may visit French Mortuary on Monday, August 16, 2004 from 6-7 p.m. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400
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HALL -- Kathleen Hall passed away suddenly, on August 11, 2004. She was born to Helen and Harold Blow on May 3, 1938 in New York City. Her parents and a son, Raymond, preceded her in death. Kathy moved to Albuquerque in 1971. She was employed by the University of New Mexico for 20 years retiring from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in 2000. She leaves to mourn her passing twin sons, Bradford and Roger; a sister, Gwendolyn Berkowitz; grandchildren, Helen, Ryan, Raymond Jr., and Keisha; a niece, Dawn Coffman; and nephew, William Ludeker; and a host of loving friends. A memorial to celebrate Kathy's life will be held, Monday, August 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the Recreation Hall of Carlisle Plaza Senior Mobile Home Park, 2901 Carlisle Blvd. NE.
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HULLAND -- Deborah Ann Hulland. Funeral Services for Deborah will be held on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at Salazar & Sons Mortuary. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Richard Rivas, Paul Garcia, Gilbert Padilla, Chrissy Hulland, Tynisha Hulland, and Janel Garcia. Honorary Pallbearers will be Alexis Scott and Jamal Ellison. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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KIRKPATRICK -- Matthew William. Our dear friend, Matthew William Kirkpatrick, 95, lovingly known as "Primo" peacefully passed away on August 14, 2004. Matthew was born on April 10, 1909, in Kansas City Kansas. He was the last of 13 children born to Samuel and Beulah Kirkpatrick. He was the grandson of a slave from a North Carolina plantation. The slaves took the name "Kirkpatrick" from the master of the plantation. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II, landing in Okinawa in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. Matthew made his way to Albuquerque in 1938, and in 1954 befriended Sosimo Padilla, who not only gave him a job, but more importantly, a family. Sosimo and Matthew called each other Primo from then on. Primo is survived by his sister-in-law, Juanita Kirkpatrick from Kansas City, Kansas; Sosimo and Ruth Padilla, Stuart and Veronica Padilla Prager and son, Aaron Prager; Norman and Phyllis Padilla Owens, and son Adam Sanchez; and John and SuzAnne Padilla and children Matthew Padilla, Maria Padilla, and Karli LaCour, and her son Damion. He is also survived by the wonderful and caring staff at Westwind House, his home for the past five years. Visitations will be at the Salazar & Sons Mortuary from 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. on Monday, August 16, 2004, with a prayer service at 8:30 a.m. A military burial will take place at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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LOPEZ -- Juan Nepomuceno (Nep) Lopez, 93, passed away on August 12, 2004. He was preceded in death by his most beloved wife, Catalina (Katie) Lopez and his oldest son, Jose Alberto Lopez. Nep was the oldest of twelve children of the late Patricio and Dulcinea Lopez. He was born May 24, 1911 in Socorro, NM. Nep is survived by his children: Terry Lopez-Rivas and husband, Andy; Paul Lopez and wife, Chelo; Nellie Brown and husband, Perley; Cathy Peralta and husband, Vincent and Nep Edward Lopez; his grandchildren: Rick Rivas, Peter Rivas, Kenneth Peralta, Audrey Dolan, Debra Lopez, Randy Peralta, Sean Chavez, Carlos Chavez, Ramon Lopez, Aaron Lopez, Esmaralda Hangas-Lopez and serveral great grandchildren; five sisters and one brother and many nephews, nieces and cousins. Nep was a proud man who loved life and who lived and enjoyed it to the fullest. At the age of 17 he worked as a cowhand on the family ranch. Later in life he planted the most beautiful and bountiful gardens of Chili, corn and a variety of other vegetables. He loved politics and he was a wizard at playing poker. He enjoyed a career in law enforcement where he served his community as a municipal judge, policeman and worked with the city and state police as a radio dispatcher in Socorro County. Nep loved music and wrote several beautiful songs and poems. He wrote several short stories about early New Mexico history. He enjoyed telling his children stories about the wild west when he rode his horse Freckles and the many historical events he witnessed as a young cowboy. We will miss you Cowboy and we will remember that your love for us was always unconditional and look forward to the day when we are united in God's Kingdom. Nep's children wish to thank the Heights Manor Care staff who cared for him. Special thanks to his buddy Carl at Heights Manor Care who made dad's life as comfortable as he could. May God Bless you all for your compassion and hard work. Thank you Saint Jude for favors granted. The family asks that any donations be made to San Miguel Catholic Church in Socorro in memory of our daddy. Rosary will be recited on Monday, August 16, 2004 at 7:00 PM at the San Miguel Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 17, at 12:00 noon at San Miguel with Father John C. Daniel as Celebrant. Interment will be in the San Miguel Cemetery. Pallbearers are: Rick Rivas, Peter Rivas, Kenneth Peralta, Randy Peralta, Tony Lopez and Rey Carrejo. The Family would like to invite everyone to the San Miguel Parish Hall for refreshments immediately following the Rosary and the Funeral Mass. Arrangements are under the care of: Steadman-Hall Funeral Home 309 Garfield Socorro, NM.
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MCDONALD -- Beulah Mary Proctor McDonald passed away on Saturday, August 7, 2004 at the age of 94. She was born in the village of Roy, territory of New Mexico on February 19, 1910 to James and Alma Reasor Proctor. She is survived by her sons, Clyde Raymond McDonald and wife, Eileen, of Albuquerque and Thomas Franklin McDonald and wife, Patricia, of King of Prussia, PA; grandchildren, Dianna Giles of Silver City, NM, Deborah Cantrell and husband, Artie of Artesia, NM, Daneen Gatlin of Cliff, NM, Clyde (Tuffy) McDonald, Jr. and wife, Darcy of Fullerton, CA, Michael and James McDonald of Albuquerque, Sherry Capone and husband, Rudy of Audubon, PA, Christopher McDonald and wife, Carole of Collegeville, PA, Thomas McDonald and wife, Kimberly of King of Prussia, PA, and Patricia (Tish) McDonald of King of Prussia, PA. Beulah was very proud to have 13 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving Beulah was her sister, Christine Beeler of Lakeside, AZ; 3 nieces, Julie Baker Rachlis of Northfield, IL, Sharon Feuer of Minneapolis, MN and Deborah McReynolds of Phoenix, AZ; 2 nephews, Merwin Beeler and Richard Beeler and wife, Karen, of Lakeside, AZ. Her abiding interest was her family to whom she gave great love and encouragement. The McDonald family wishes to thank Vangie Tafoya, Karen Waggoner, Shaylene Loretto and Helen Tafoya for their loving care of and special friendship with Beulah. Services will be held on Tuesday, August 17, 2004, 2:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel with entombment next to her beloved husband at Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE, following. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity, The United Church in Roy or to the Harding County Community Center in Roy, New Mexico 87743. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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OBERG -- Alice Louise Oberg, Lieutenant Colonel, USAR, 76, passed away on Monday, August 9, 2004. She was born in Springfield, Massachusetts and moved to New Mexico in 1947 where she lived until joining the Army in 1957. Alice was on active duty for 20 years with duty assignments within the U.S. and Korea. As a journalist she spent several years assigned to the Army News Service; her final assignment was Battalion Commander, Academy of Health Sciences, Health Service Command, Ft. Sam Houston, TX. Her military decorations and awards included the NDSM, AFEM, ARCOM (1st OLC), MSM, and AFRMXyrDev. Upon retirement Alice was a real estate broker in San Antonio, TX., for several years and traveled extensively. Alice is preceded in death by her parents, Ethel and Alfred Henry Oberg; and brother, Alfred Henry Oberg, Jr. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Evelyn Jean Oberg of Albuquerque; 3 nephews, Mike Oberg and wife, Linda of Gallegos, NM, Patrick Oberg and wife, Kathy of Estancia, NM, and Gary Oberg Berkshire of Estancia; and numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews, cousins, and long time friend, Pat Pavlis. Cremation has taken place and graveside services will be held at Santa Fe National Cemetery with military honors on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 at 11:30 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice or Wide Horizons, Wheatfield, Co. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd., NE 275-3500
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REPP -- Stanley David Repp, 75, a resident of Albuquerque, died Saturday, August 14, 2004. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Adele Repp; sons, David Repp and wife, Debbie of Albuquerque, and Daniel Repp and wife, Shelley of Albuquerque; stepchildren, Wayne Pierce and wife, Laurie of Edgewood, Geraldine Morgan of Wichita, KS and Rose O'Boyle of Albuquerque; 11 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Roy Warren Repp of Avalon, PA; and sister, Virginia Hunt of Pittsburgh, PA. Stanley was born in Westview, PA and graduated from high school in Avalon, PA. After graduation he worked for U.S. Steel as a rebar draftsman. He purchased a United Rentals franchise and operated it in Ambridge, PA. After moving to Albuquerque he worked for Lofland Company of New Mexico right up until his death. Stanley loved to play golf and was known by name at Los Altos Golf Course. If you ever find a golf ball at the course which says "God Loves You", it was one of his. He loved God and loved to tell people about Jesus. Stanley is a member of East Gate Church and will be deeply missed by his family and all who knew him. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, August 19, 2004 at 4:00 p.m. at Eastgate Church, 12100 Copper N.E. with his son, Pastor David Repp officiating. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd., NE 275-3500
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RICHARDSON -- Katharine L. Richardson, beloved mother, sister and grandmother, passed away on August 14, 2004. Katharine was born on June 27, 1920 to Hobart and Florence Sinard in Arkansas. Prior to retirement, Katharine owned and operated her own hardware store. She especially loved playing bridge and belonged to many different card clubs. Katharine was preceded in death by her husband William (Bill) Richardson in 1995. She is survived by her daughters, Pat Obst of Denver, CO, and Sandy Greenwood of Rio Rancho; her sisters, Lula Lounsberry, Betty Jo. Samuelwicz and Virginia Radovich, all of California; seven grandchildren, Patrick, Billy and Adam Greenwood, Elizabeth, Chris and Susie Obst and Mamie Colwell and seven great-grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Cremation has taken place and private family services will be held at the Rose Garden at Vista Verde Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 4004 Carlisle NE, Albuquerque, NM 87101, or the American Cancer Society, 5800 Lomas Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Arrangements under the care of: Sunrise Funeral Options 2400 Southern Blvd. Rio Rancho, NM (505) 891-9192
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TUDESQUE -- Debbie Tudesque was born July 10, 1959 and passed away August 12, 2004. From her father Orlando Sandoval, Debbie inherited drive and persistence; from her mother Pauline Pate, Debbie was graced with a love of family and a need to give. To her husband Joe, she was a sweetheart, partner, and friend. They shared each laugh and every tear. Debbie loved to dance, bake, and was never afraid to speak her mind. At family gatherings, she was always a ring leader, making sure food got cooked, tables were set, and everyone had a good time, especially at her house. She was never much of a drinker, but she liked her marguerites. Her collection of elephant statues brought her luck. For the last 23 years, Debbie dealt with Lupus. With the support of her husband and family, she made struggling with this disease look like simply another chore to complete. After much suffering in her last days, the Good Lord has ended her pain. Debbie's pride, heart, and spirit live on in her daughter Ashley who she loved so much. It comes, as no surprise to anyone who knew her that Debbie was an organ donor. Debbie is survived by her husband, Joe Tudesque; her daughter, Ashley Tudesque; her mother, Pauline Pate and stepfather, Jay W. Pate; her father, Orlando Sandoval and stepmother Rosa Sandoval; her sister, Patsi Faria and brother-in- law George Faria; her brother, Orlando Sandoval and sister-in-law, Debbie Sandoval; her brother, Michael Sandoval and sister-in-law, Christine Sandoval; her mother-in-law, Irene Tinkle; sister-in- law, Arlene Alsup; and many friends, cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. A Rosary will be held at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 at 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Tudesque Family, 809 Cagua NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108. All contributions are greatly appreciated. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd., NE 275-3500
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VILLEGAS -- Anita. Mrs. Anita H. Villegas, 77, born in Jalisco, Mexico and a resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico since 1953 passed away on August 13, 2004. Mrs. Villegas is the beloved wife of 59 years to Mr. Irineo Villegas. Mrs. Villegas is also survived by her loving children, Esperanza Sauceda and husband, Ernest, Maria Candelaria and husband, Bill, Jose de la Luz Villegas, Carlos Villegas and wife, Sally, Jaime Villegas and wife, Anna, Anna Tapia and husband, Mark; four brothers, Emiliano Herrera and wife, Eva, Fernando Herrera and wife, Maria, Roberto Herrera and wife, Anna and Abelardo Herrera; one sister, Elva Herrera; 16 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mrs. Villegas was preceded in death by two sisters, Marina and Carmen and a grandson, Santiago. Mrs. Villegas was a member of the Catholic Church. A visitation for Mrs. Villegas will be Sunday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at San Jose Catholic Church, 2401 Broadway SE with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. by Los Hermanos. A second Rosary will be recited Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. by Father Gabriel Paredes at San Jose Catholic Church with visitation at the church after 6:30 p.m. A final visitaiton will be Tuesday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 at San Jose Catholic Church with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. by Father Gabriel Paredes. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be, Bill Candelaria, Abran Villegas, Michael Sauceda, Andres Villegas, Pedro Villegas and Jacob Villegas. Honorary pallbearers will be, Lorenzo Sauceda, Adam Candelaria and Diego Villegas. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Rd SW 243-7861
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