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ASHFORD -- Charlotte Isabel Ashford, 39, rests in peace after a courageous battle with cancer. She died at home on August 13, 2004, surrounded by her loving family. Born on March 21, 1965, in Lancaster, England, she was a resident of Silver City, NM for five years. Charlotte will be remembered as a person of integrity who stood up for principles and loved life. She will be greatly missed. Charlotte "Charlie" Ashford was an award winning soprano who performed opera and sacred music in the United States and Canada. She graduated from Northern Arizona University with a BA in Liberal Studies and taught music at the Clifton schools in Clifton, AZ, and at the Sixth Street Elementary School in Silver City. At Western New Mexico University she was loved and respected by her students. Charlotte was known as a strong advocate. Charlotte is survived by her husband, Brett Ashford, and their two children, Andrew and Emilyann. She will be missed by her mother, the Reverend Isabel Gardner of Middletown, DE; and her three sisters, Richenda Fairhurst of Camas, WA, Justyne Reyes of Clifton, AZ, and Verity Averill of Wilmington, DE; as well as her niece and nephews. A memorial service for Charlotte will be held on Wednesday, August 18, 2004, at 5:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 1915 S. Swan Street, in Silver City. The Reverend Robert Reese will officiate, with a reception to follow in celebration of her life. The family is grateful for all the tremendous help, support, and prayers Charlotte received during her courageous struggle. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gila Regional Hospice, 1313 E. 32nd street, Silver City, NM 88061. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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BAROS -- Adela A. Baros passed away on Sunday, the 15th of August 2004. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Baros; and she is survived by her three daughters, Priscilla Gonzalez, Lorraine Zamora, and Anna Carabajal; sons, Frank Candelaria, Bobby Baros, and Ronnie Baros; numerous grandchildren; great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews, who loved her and will miss her very much. Services will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, 550 Atrisco DR. SW. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 18, 2004. A communion service will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 19, 2004. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robert Wilson, Ernesto Carabajal, Arnold Alderete, Andrew Alderete, Matthew Carabajal, Robert Baros, Jim Cowan, Danny Wilson, and Raymond Lovato. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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BEYER -- Reinhold E. Beyer passed away on August 15, 2004 at his home at the age of 86. He retired from the United States Army and also from Civil Service. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mathilde; sons, John and wife, Ethel, Edmund and wife, Charlott; daughter, Karen Bagley and husband, Rick; and grandchildren, Charlene and husband, James, Richard, Jennifer, Jason, and Alan. Memorial services will be held on Thursday August 19, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at Christ The Ray of Hope Lutheran Church at 7001 San Antonio NE, with interment to follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Church. Aspen Funeral Alternatives 1935 Juan Tabo NE Albuquerque, NM 87112 323-9000
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DAVIS -- Michael E. Davis, 56, a resident of Rio Rancho since 1988, passed away on Saturday, August 14, 2004. Michael was born May 16, 1948, the son of Paul Eugene and Phylis Elaine Cruse Davis in Illinois. He served in the US Marine Corps for over 20 years. Michael was a career Marine who loved his God and country. During his 23 year tenure, Mike served in Vietnam twice, by choice - later, he was the instructor for the Marine Corps Junior ROTC at Cibola High School for 13 years. Mike is preceded in death by his father and three brothers. He is survived by his wife, Darlene Davis of the family's home; mother, Phylis Davis of Oxford, NY; three children, Lori Lunde of Rio Rancho, Lynette Shorkey and husband, Stephen of Rio Rancho, and Michael Davis and wife, Leslie of Apopka, FL; four grandchildren, Jessica Lunde, Christopher Shorkey, Kayleigh Shorkey, and Ryan Stanley; sisters and brothers, Nancee Halsteter of Oxford, NY, Sherrie Kuntz of Merit Island, FL, Maurice Davis of Monticello, IL, Allen Davis of Champaign, IL, Jeffrey Davis of Rantoul, IL, Traci Swisher of Urbana, IL, and Raelyn Davis of Monticello, IL. The Visitation will be held today, Tuesday, August 17, 2004 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary, Sara Rd. at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho. The service will be held on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary. Interment will be at 1:30 p.m. in the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM with Military Honors being presented by the US Marine Corps. Honor Guard. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary Rio Rancho, New Mexico 892-9920
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FENNO -- Esther Sweigart Fenno passed away on Monday, August 16, 2004, at the age of 98. Mrs. Fenno was reared in the Texas Panhandle and lived there until she moved to Albuquerque in 1988 to make her home with her daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and Dewitt Tucker. In addition, she is survived by a daughter, Betty Roark of Albuquerque; son, C.E. Fenno and wife, Jo Ann of Pampa, Texas; 4 grandchildren, Jimmy Tucker of Los Lunas, Wyatt Fenno and wife, Thu of Oklahoma City, OK, Jerry Roark and wife, Lisa of Los Lunas, and Dina Roark Venn and husband, Donald of Albuquerque; 9 great-grandchildren; a sister in Indiana; a brother in Florida; and a very dear friend, Marcie Scott of Los Lunas. Preceding her in death were her husband, Ernest, while they were living in Lefors, TX; her son-in-law, Joe Roark; five sisters; and four brothers. In Albuquerque, Mrs. Fenno was a member of the University Church of Christ, where she attended faithfully so long as health permitted. Services will be held Tuesday, August 17, 2004 at 7:00 p.m., at the University Church of Christ, 1701 Gold Ave. SE, with Jerry Roark officiating. Graveside services will be held at Fairview Cemetery in Pampa, TX, where she will be at rest beside her husband. The family extends heartfelt thanks to all personnel of Albuquerque Manor for the exceptional care provided to their mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. 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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GALLEGOS -- Elena (Lucero) Gallegos, age 93, beloved sister and aunt, was called home by our Heavenly Father on Sunday, August 15, 2004. Elena was born in Corrales, NM to the late Jesus Maria Lucero and Dulecinea Sanchez; she was a resident of Bernalillo, NM. She was a member of the Catholic Church. She helped organize the Catholic Daughters Chapter of The Court of Immaculate Conception in Bernalillo, where she served as Grand Regent and Organist. She was a School Teacher for 40 years for the Sandoval County School Systems. Elena gave of her time and talent to the church as the organist since she was 13 years old, up until 1986, in Bernalillo and surrounding areas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Epimenio Gallegos; brothers, Jose, Eloy, and Robert; sisters, Sorida, and Clotilde. Elena is survived by her loving sisters, Erlinda Gutierrez and Sofia Lucero; and a niece, Aline, all of the family home; a sister-in-law, Margaret Lucero. Also surviving are several beloved nieces, nephews; grand-nieces and -nephews; and great-nieces and -nephews. Elena will be greatly missed by her loving family. Visitations will be Wednesday, August 18, 2004 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Alameda Mortuary. A rosary will be recited Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10:00 a.m. also at the church. Interment will follow at the Corrales Cemetery. Funeral services are entrusted to: Alameda Mortuary 9420 4th Street NW 898- 3160
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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. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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KIRKPATRICK -- Matthew William Kirkpatrick, The family would like to thank all of their relatives and friends who were in attendance of the Funeral Services. They would also like to express their gratitude for all the love, care and compassion that has been shown to them. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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MARTINEZ -- Dilia Martinez, resident of Albuquerque, NM, beloved mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away on August 14, 2004. Dilia was born on August 8, 1918 to Carlos and Juanita Manzanares in La Puente, NM. She is survived by her two daughters, Priscilla Hunnel of Albuquerque NM and Loretta Russell of Houston, TX; brother, Carlos Manzanares, Jr.; granddaughter, Lydia Petroff; and two great grandsons, Steven and Danny Petroff, all of Albuquerque. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Rosary will be recited on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 at 11:00 a.m., both at Prince of Peace, 12500 Carmel Avenue, NE, Albuquerque, 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 are 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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MLEKUSH -- Tony Mlekush, age 83 and a life long resident of Albuquerque, died Friday August 13, 2004 following an illness. Mr. Mlekush is survived by his wife, Billie Mlekush of Albuquerque; one son, Tom Mlekush and his family of Albuquerque; one daughter, Mary Elizabeth Garrison and her husband, John of San Diego, CA; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Tony was a member of San Felipe De Neri Catholic Church, a veteran of WW II, and a member of the Operating Engineers Local 953. Viewing and visitation will be held Tuesday August 17, 2004 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., with a Rosary to follow at 7:00 p.m. in the Palm chapel of Strong-Thorne Mortuary. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday August 18, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. in San Felipe De Neri Church, 2005 N. Plaza NW, with Msgr. Joe Lucero, celebrant. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park with Eddie Mann, Dewey Mann Sr., Dewey Mann Jr., Davit Bratt, and Keith Orwat serving as casket bearers. Honorary casket bearer will be Lonnie Armijo. All arrangements are under the direction of: Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave. SE 842-8800
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OBERG -- Alice Louise Oberg, Lieutenant Colonel, USAR, 76, passed away on Monday, August 9, 2004. She was born in Springfield, MA 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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OTERO -- Louisa P. Otero died Saturday, August 14, 2004 in Albuquerque at the age of 92. She is survived by her children, Mary Baca and husband, Alfred, Trudy Piazza and husband, Al, and Mary Ann Mancha and husband, Juan; brother, Cornelio S. Padilla and wife, Agueda; sisters, Donicia Chavez, Beatrice Contreras, Alice Baca and husband, Levi, Bessie Lascano and husband, Jessie, and Toni Rivera; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and her best friend, Connie Roybal. A Rosary for Mrs. Otero will be recited on Tuesday evening, August 17, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, August 18, 2004, also at St. Francis Church, where the Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tony Baca, Mike Otero, Chris Mancha, John Mancha, Milton Hernandez, and Anthony Baca. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Otero, Joseph Hernandez, Kevin Stephens, Sam Stephens, Max Baca, and Tim Baca. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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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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SHADLE -- Barbara Jane Shadle, age 80, and a lifetime resident of Albuquerque, NM, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 15, 2004. Barbara volunteered her time at The Storehouse for the past 28 years, and took care of her friends and neighbors whenever needed. She will be terribly missed by all. Barbara is survived by her sons, Dave and his wife ,Jackie, Rick, Joe and his wife, Deon; grandchildren, Zach and his wife, Cheryl, Hillary, Allison, Ashley, Hayley; and great-granddaughter, Olivia. A memorial service will be held at Ridgecrest Christian Church, 5300 Eastern SE, near the corner of San Mateo and Gibson, on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 at 10:00 a.m., with Pastor Ken Kady officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made in Barbara's name to the American Red Cross, 142 Monroe NE. Albuquerque, NM. 87108, or to The Storehouse, 106 Broadway Blvd. SE. Albuquerque, NM. 87102. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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SHANLEY -- Robert Joseph 82, a resident of Albuquerque since 1970, departed this life August 12, 2004 after a brief illness. He was a distinguished Naval Aviator, Husband, Father, Neighbor, and Friend. He is survived by son Jaemes, his daughter-in-law Noreen, sister Mildred, and nephews Harry, Karen, Katie, Kim, Mike, Robert and Sharon. Bob graduated with Distinction from UNM in 1975 after retiring as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy with 30 years of active duty and over 10,000 logged flying hours. He marveled and rejoiced his entire adult life at the greatness of a nation which provided him a path to escape the poverty of an orphaned childhood in the Great Depression and, having survived combat from the decks of the USS Lexington in the Battle of the Coral Sea went on to serve his country as a highly regarded aircraft and helicopter pilot, a job he loved his entire working life. After retirement in 1971, with his wife Hazel until her passing in 1994, he assumed a new career, with equal joy, as the "Mayor of California Street." Until the end of his life, nothing gave him greater pleasure than being a connected and caring member of his neighborhood community. The power of his presence lives on in those who loved him. Funeral services will be private. An event for friends to gather and "swap sea stories" will be announced. His family wishes to express their unbounded gratitude and admiration for the doctors, nurses, and staff of the Lovelace Hospice Program who are nothing less than Angels of Mercy in our midst.
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STAGG -- Dorothy Elizabeth Stagg, sweet loving wife, and mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away on August 13, 2004 after a brief illness. Dorothy was born on March 8, 1915 in Norwick, Norfolk, England to William Edward Victor and Annie Nichols Drew. She came to America to marry her sweetheart, John, in the LDS Salt Lake Temple on June 26, 1935. Together they have four children, John Drew and Suzzane Stagg, Julie Ann and Gary Dunn, Williams James and Judy Stagg, and David Edward and Angela Stagg. They have enjoyed 15 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. Dorothy has always been active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where she has served in the Primary and Relief Society. She is loved and appreciated by all her family and friends and will be deeply missed by all. Services will be held Friday, August 20, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Sandia Ward, Eubank Chapel, 4109 Eubank Blvd. NE. Visitors may pay their respects one hour prior to the services at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE in Albuquerque., French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400
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