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ALGOTT -- Raymond F. Algott, 90, a resident of Albuquerque for 40 years, died October 2, 2004. He was born in Kansas to the late Carl & Josephine Algott on September 19, 1914. After graduating from Leonardville High School in 1928, he served in the WWII Army Signal Corp. in Europe. Raymond farmed for a few years in Kansas and was the County Treasurer in Riley County, Kansas. He owned the Credit Bureau of Manah. In 1964, he moved to Albuquerque. Here he owned and retired from Albuquerque Collections Service. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church. Other memberships include the Albuquerque Rotary Club, Masonic Lodge, and the Shriners Lodge & Scottish Rite. He was Master of Lodge in Leonardville, Kansas. He is survived by his wife, Gladys, of 59 years; a son, Gerald of Albuquerque; a sister, Ann Sullivan of Kansas City; grandchildren, Kelley and Miranda of Albuquerque; and numerous nieces and nephews. There will be no local services. Services will be held in Leonardville, Kansas. Internment will take place in Leonardville Cemetery, Leonardville, Kansas. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Shriners Lodge, Zuni location, in Albuquerque. Arrangements are under the direction of: STRONG-THORNE MORTUARY 1100 Coal Ave. SE 842-8800
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ARCHIBEQUE -- Angelica In Loving Memory of Angelica (Angel) Archibeque It's been two years; it's hard to believe. We think of you and miss you each and every day. So much has happened; the family has grown. Although we don't have you hysically, we know you are with us and will always remain a part of our hearts and memories. You will always be loved and missed.
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BULL -- Hazel Geraldine Bull, 57, passed away on September 30, 2004 in Albuquerque. She was born on December 4, 1946 in Indianapolis, IN. She is survived by her three children, Tony Allen Gilman, Linda Geraldine Gilman, and Donald Robert Bull III; and her husband, Erling Norman Pedersen. She will be held in loving memory. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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CUMMINGS -- Audrey T. Cummings, embraced by her loving family, died peacefully at home on October 2, 2004. Audrey was born in Minneapolis, MN, on July 30, 1919, the daughter of Inga and Theodore Tadsen. It was while working for Minneapolis Moline that she met and married Joe Cummings, with whom she was to share almost 60 wonderful years. In Minnesota, Joe and Audrey had three children, and the Cummings family moved to Albuquerque, NM, in 1958. Audrey's life overflowed with family and friends. She possessed an undying devotion to her family, raising three wonderful children, caring for her beloved Joe, and maintaining close ties to her brother, other family members, and to the special circle of friends that she had made as a child and young adult in Minneapolis. Audrey worked for many years as the attendance secretary at Van Buren Junior High School. After her retirement from APS, Audrey began to volunteer at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, where she found a whole new family of friends, including her dear friend, Peggy Owens. Audrey volunteered over 4,000 hours of her time at the Museum, receiving her 10-year pin in 1996. Audrey attended St. Luke Lutheran Church since her arrival in Albuquerque, and was thrilled to be able to attend the 50th anniversary party of the church on September 11, 2004, as well as the worship service the following morning. Her church community was tremendously important to her, and her friendships in that community were wonderful and many. Audrey's love and enthusiasm for life was ever-present, as was her passionate pride in her children and grandchildren. Her generous, down-to-earth style, and wonderful cooking made the Cummings home a warm and welcoming place for all. In later years, as friends and loved ones endured losses, Audrey was always there to give them comfort and support. Her compassion for others was a great gift to the world. It was indeed a fitting tribute for Audrey to be visited, telephoned, and comforted by so many friends and family over the last few weeks, and to have her three daughters by her side in her final days. Audrey was very touched by everyone's outpouring of love for her and this certainly eased her Journey, granting her the strength and serenity she needed to move on with dignity and grace. Audrey was a shining star and will always be remembered for her enduring kindness, generosity, and love. Audrey died knowing that her legacy lives on in those who survive her and in those generations yet to come. Surviving Audrey are her husband of 57 years, Joseph E. Cummings; daughters, Pamela (Paul) Fairbanks of Ithaca, NY, and Lisa Cummings (Allen Andraski) of Los Alamos, NM; her daughter by marriage, Betsy (Stan) Johnston of Santa Fe, NM; grandchildren, Maggie Cummings of Boulder, CO, Nick (Sara) Cummings of Providence, RI, Adrienne Clermont, Ithaca, NY, and Brad Johnston of Albuquerque, NM. Audrey was predeceased in 1995 by her son, Dr. Michael Cummings, of Los Alamos, NM. She was also predeceased by her parents and her brother, Eugene Tadsen, of Atlanta, GA. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on October 10, 2004, at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 9100 Menaul Blvd. N.E., in Albuquerque. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Luke Lutheran Church, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, or to Lovelace Sandia Hospice.
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ENCINIAS -- Ines Encinias died Tuesday, October 5, 2004 in Albuquerque at the age of 52. She is preceded in death by her father, Max Lucero. Mrs. Encinias is survived by her mother, Olympia Lucero; husband, Erminio Encinias; children, Camilo Encinias, Mercedes Encinias, Sisto Encinias, and Nonato Encinias; niece, Audrey Padilla; many other nieces and nephews; her godson and goddaughters; her brothers and sisters-in-law; Dolores Sanchez; and numerous cousins. Visitation for Mrs. Encinias will be held on Thursday from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Salazar & Sons Mortuary. A Rosary will be recited on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church. Funeral Services will be held on Friday also at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Burial will follow at San Carlos Cemetery. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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GARCIA -- Lena S. Garcia April 4, 1911 - October 7, 1994 Mom, it's been ten years since you left us, and not a day goes by that we don't miss you. We know that you are no longer suffering, and that God is taking care of you, but it doesn't make it any easier not having you around to talk to, to laugh with, and to cry with. We cherish all the happy times you were allowed to stay with us and we will see you and Dad again someday, so wait for us at the golden gates of heaven. A Mass will be said in your honor on the 22nd of October at Immaculate Conception Church at 12:00 p.m. Love You Always, Your Children (Johnny, Mike, Vangie, Mary Jo),Your Brothers, Sisters, Nieces, Nephews, Grandchildren, and Great-Grandchildren
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GIVENS -- Carroll E. "Red" Givens, 77, passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2004. He is survived by his wife, Martha Jean Givens; daughter, Carol Givens; son, Craig Givens and wife, Gretchen, all of Albuquerque; and sister, Sybil Sparks of Mineral Wells, TX. Cremation has taken place and services are pending. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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GOODE -- Edna M. Goode, 86, passed away in the loving arms of her daughters on Monday, October 4, 2004 in Albuquerque, NM. She is survived by her children, Marie Olivo; Frank Selby; Denise Selby; and Bonnie Selby; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; her cousin and dear friend, Marie Brown of Philadelphia, PA. Edna was a loving mother, a kind and generous person. She volunteered in the kitchen at Encino Terrace and liked to cook and share food with her neighbors. She especially enjoyed playing golf with her daughter Denise. She will be missed by her family and the many friends she had made at Encino Terrace, especially Lillie Martinez, Beverly Baas, Virginia Bose, Shirley, and Cleo. Her daughters friends have a surrogate Mom that will be deeply missed. A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel at Encino Terrace at 609 Encino Place NE on Sunday October 10, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. A reception in the kitchen will follow. A private interment of cremated remains will take place at a later date.
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GUTIERREZ -- C.J. (Charlie) Gutierrez. 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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HEARY -- June S. Heary, "Grandy," 87, was called home by the Lord, Sunday, October 3rd, 2004. Born in Richmond, VA, April 22, 1917, she retired as a supervisor for Coats and Clark, Inc. of Newport News, VA in the late 1970s, and has lived in Albuquerque the past 8 years. Mrs. Heary was preceded in death by her brother, William "Buster" Slater, and she is survived by her two daughters, June Runkle and husband ,Bill of Austin, TX, Louise Duncan and husband, Edward of Albuquerque, NM; her sister, Flora Materia of Hampton, VA; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; her sister-in-law, Helen Slater of Richmond, Virginia; several nieces, nephews, other family and friends who loved and will miss her. And when our day comes may we join her There in celebration. A memorial service will be held at Albuquerque Bible Church, 320 Montano Road NW, 4th St and Montano, on Friday, October 8, 2004 at 11 :00 a.m.. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Memorial donations can be made to Macular Degeneration Research, a program of the American Health Assistance Foundation, 22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, Maryland. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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HUNT -- V. Elaine Hunt, 83, a resident of Albuquerque since 1950, was born in Phelps County, NE on Wednesday, March 9, 1921 and passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2004. She is survived by her daughter, Janet K. Samberson and husband, Adrian of Albuquerque; sons, Harold R. Hunt and wife, Patricia of Bartlesville, OK, Jon A. Hunt of Albuquerque, and Bruce L. Hunt and wife, Lonni of Denver, CO; grandchildren, Alan Hunt, Richard and Curtis Samberson, and Jacob K. Hunt; brother, Harold J. Peterson and wife, Dixie of Panama City, FL; sister, R. Marguerite Curry of Phillipsburg, KS; and several nieces and nephews. Elaine was preceded in death by her husband, Noel R. "Mike" Hunt in 1993, after 49 years of marriage. Her ancestors were of Swedish and German decent, homesteading in Phelps County, NE; Elaine graduated from Bryan School of Nursing at Nebraska Wesleyan College, and worked as a RN prior to raising her family. Elaine was a charter member of Trinity United Methodist Church, sang in the church choir for 30 years, enjoyed sewing, but most of all was devoted to her family. Services will be held Friday, 3:00 p.m. at Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum Chapel at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE, with Pastor Rick Donaho officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Adrian W. Samberson, Richard N. Samberson, Curtis A. Samberson, James Ballog, Harold R. Hunt, and Jon A. Hunt. Friends may visit French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel on Thursday, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 5800 Lomas NE, 87110 or to the charity of your choice. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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JOHNSON -- Jack E. Johnson, 75, died Monday, October 4, 2004 at the Heart Hospital in Albuquerque. He is survived by his wife, Marguerite (Chuck), three sons: Jeripaul, Jimmy, and Jesse; daughter, Jane Terrel; mother, Sophie; one sister, Charolette; ten grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Following the first thirty years of his life as a rancher in the Vaughn and Santa Rosa area, he became a New Mexico State Police Officer where he achieved the rank of sergeant prior to his retirement in 1991. After retiring he was actively involved in civic and village affairs in Lincoln County and has served as the Capitan Municipal judge for the past eleven years. Jack was an active member of the Lincoln County Bird Club, and a driving force in the establishment of his vision, a wetlands bird park east of Capitan. Memorial Services will be Saturday, October 9th , 10:00 a.m. at the Capitan Municipal School auditorium. The family requests no flowers be sent, and that any memorial contributions be made to the Lincoln County Bird Club - 212 Jack Little Drive, Ruidoso NM 88345, so that his work at the park may continue. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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LAWSON -- Beatrice Lawson, 84, a resident of Albuquerque, NM, passed away Tuesday, September 28, 2004. Services in Albuquerque will take place at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Lomas and Morningside NE, beginning with a viewing on Thursday, October 7, 2004 at 6:45 p.m., followed by the Rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, October 8, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. Services in Amarillo, TX, will take place at Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery in Amarillo, TX, on Saturday, October 9, 2004 with a viewing beginning at10:00 a.m., followed by the Committal Service and burial at Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jose Torrez, James Storey, Michael McDevitt, Sean Torrez, and Freddie Chavez. The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be in Beatrice's name to Bobby Lawson for the study of Perilateral Sclerosis, a motor neuron dysfunction: Bobby Lawson, PO Box 25065 Albuquerque, NM. 87125-5065 . Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ., NM. 505-343-8008
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LOPEZ -- David Jesus Lopez, "Big D," 42, passed away on September 27, 2004, in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is survived by his wife, Victoria; and son, David John Lopez; daughter, Chayna Martinez and husband, Manuel; grandson, Sebastian Martinez; mother, Maria Samora; sister, Rose Lopez; brothers, Tim Lopez and wife, Susan, Andrew Lopez and wife, Kalena, Gilbert Sedillo, Jr.; father & mother-in-law, John & Rose Martinez; godsons, Joseph Abeln-Lopez & Joseph John Sims; grandmother, Julia T. Samora; step-father, Gilbert Sedillo, Sr.; aunts & uncles, Elsie Samora-Sanchez, Vangie Samora & Jim Iden, and Terrie & Victor Sais; Joseph Samora, Jr., Joe & Julie Samora and Ike Samora; and numerous nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters in-law, cousins, and friends. David was loved greatly by his family and friends. He brought happiness and laughter to all who knew him, and will be missed by all. He touched many people's lives and had strong family values. He loved his mother dearly, was a devoted husband and father, a great brother to his sister, and protective of his younger brothers. David was born in Albuquerque, graduated from Valley High School in 1980, loved riding his Harley Davidson, getting together with friends, and was a faithful Dallas Cowboy football fan. Fishing with his son was a favorite pastime, and he looked forward to taking his grandson along. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2004, at 9:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 1860 Griegos Road, NW, Albuquerque, N.M. A reception will follow the service at the parish hall adjacent to the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the David John Lopez Education Fund, Bank of America, c/o B. Garber, P. O. Box 26900, Albuquerque, NM 87125-6900.
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MAEKER -- Howard E. (Buddy) Maeker passed away on Thursday, September 23, 2004. Buddy was born on August 20, 1930 in Wilson, TX. The Memorial Service for Buddy will be held on Friday, October 8, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel of Sunrise Funeral Options, 2400 Southern Blvd. SE, Rio Rancho. Private interment will take place in Wilson, TX at a later time. Following the Memorial Service, family and friends may gather at the Maeker's home for a reception. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements by Sunrise Funeral Options 2400 Southern Blvd. SE Rio Rancho, New Mexico 891-9192
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MONAHAN -- Richard (Dick) Monahan. Dick was born August 1, 1942 in South Kingstown, RI. He passed away October 3, 2004 in Albuquerque, NM. Dick is survived by his mother, Bertha Monahan; his wife, Carrie Huguenin Monahan; his brother, William Monahan; his son, Paul Monahan and grandchildren, Wyatt and Colton Monahan; his daughter, Leanne Voyles and husband, Trent and grandchild, Daniel Voyles; and his granddaughter, Crystal Blanchard, and great-grandson, Jason Blanchard. Dick served as a lieutenant in the Air Force. He was also a computer operator at Sandia Labs. He achieved a fourth degree knighthood in the Knights of Columbus, and he became a Vice Chief in the Alabama Metis' Nation. Dick was also a lieutenant fire police chief for East Killingly CT and Wakefield RI. Dick has made many friends along his journey through life. He will be greatly missed. Services are pending, to be announced at a later date. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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MURPHY -- Christopher Aaron Murphy, 19, passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2004 near Gallup, NM. Christopher was born November 27, 1984 to Aaron L. and Mary C. (Johnson) Murphy in Socorro, NM. He is survived his father and step-mother, Aaron and Mary Murphy of Bosquecito, NM; mother and step-father, Mary and Greg Blanck of Farmington, NM; sisters: Jennifer Murphy and Brianna Blanck of Farmington; brothers: Michael Blanck of Farmington and Otis Murphy of Bosquecito; grandparents: Joseph and Phyllis Murphy of Rio Rancho, NM; Mary Johnson of Socorro; Thomas Johnson of Lemitar, NM; Daniel G. Chavez of Socorro; Alice Hobbs of Bosquecito; aunts and uncles: Crystal and Alex Ferrer; Susan Zamora; John and Cheryl Murphy; Sheila and Richard Enterkin; Rhonda and Adam VanHorn; and Ray Hobbs. Memorial Services wil be held Saturday, October 9, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Socorro with Rev. Duane Baker officiating. Cremation arrangements are under the care of Steadman-Hall Funeral Home, 309 Garfield, Socorro, NM.
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PANOWSKI -- John Bruce (Jack) Panowski, 88, died September 14, 2004 in Albuquerque. He was born July 2, 1916, to Joseph E. and Mildred A. (Wagstaff) Panowski in Antioch, IL. In 1941 Jack received his B.E. degree with honors and a major in chemistry from Northern Illinois University. During WWII he worked at the Hoosier Ordinance Plant in Jeffersonville, IN and the B. F. Goodrich Synthetic Rubber Plant in Louisville, KY. In 1943 he married Eileen Thompson. After the war they moved to Los Alamos and Jack worked as a chemist at LASL from 1947 to 1977, at which time he retired and they moved to Albuquerque. Jack was predeceased by his parents; and his three sisters, Gladys Darnaby, Elsie Horton, and Ruth Gaston. He is survived by Eileen, his wife of 61 years; his four children and their families---Tom Panowski and Jeannie Moore, Bruce Panowski and Lyndi Hubbell and grandsons; Siler and Jonah Panowski, Lynn and Norbert Ensslin, and Daryl Lopez and grandchildren, Daniel and Angelina Lopez. A Memorial Gathering will be held at the Chapel of the Central United Methodist Church, 1615 Copper, NE, Albuquerque on October 16 at 2 p.m. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers a donation may be sent to the Presbyterian Hospice, 8100 Constitution Place NE, Suite 400, Albuquerque, NM 87110.
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ROYBAL -- Darlene W. In Loving Memory of our Beautiful daughter Darlene W. Roybal October 7, 1994 If tears covered built a Stairway And memories a lane I'd walk right up to Heaven And Bring you home again. "We miss you Hita" (Gabaldon Mortuary) Mr. & Mrs. Rosendo Marquez (Mom & Dad)
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ROYBAL -- Robert "Bobby" Roybal was born January 22, 1935 and died October 4, 2004. He was preceded in death by his parents, Julian and Ramona Roybal; daughter, Mary Yanez; granddaughters, Felicia and Angel; sister, Martha Felix; and brother, Joe Roybal. Bobby leaves behind his beloved wife, Rosemary Patricia Roybal; beloved brother, Julian Roybal and wife, Jennie; beloved sisters, Pola Richardson, Florine Torres, and Esther Avila; his beloved sons and daughter, Robert Roybal Jr. and family, Juliana Roybal Quezada and family, Albert Roybal Rival, David Bris and wife, Alice; his beloved grandchildren, Robert Roybal III, Julian Roybal, Tanya Roybal, Angelina Roybal, Gabriel Roybal, Rachel Bris, Shadyac Bris, Dotie Quezada, and Sarah Quezada; great-grandchildren, Julia Natalie Quezada and D. J. Munoz. Bobby also leaves behind his friend and brother, Leo and Claudette Romero and family; all of his friends, Ernie Saavadra and family, Larry and Smitty Castio, Charlie Perez, Angel and Elizabeth Trujillo (C.L.) and family; his beloved dogs, Miguel Roy and Rosa Maria Roybal. "So long everybody and I'll see you down the road sometime." A viewing will be held in the Chapel of Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. on Wednesday, October 6, 2004 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Memorial services will be held at St. Therese Catholic Church, 4th and Mildred NW, on Thursday, October 7, 2004 with a Rosary beginning at 10:00a.m. concluded with a communion service. The family requests no flowers, and memorial contributions be made to St. Therese Catholic Church, 300 Mildred NW. Abq., NM. 87107. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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SCOTT -- Virginia C. Scott, 94, a long time resident of Albuquerque, died at Albuquerque Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, October 5, 2004, after a brief illness. She is survived by her only son, Lynn E. Scott and wife, Joan of Albuquerque; and two grandsons, Michael Scott of Rio Rancho and Mark Scott of Merritt Island, FL. Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, B.L. Scott in 1985. She was born July 10, 1910 in Palestine, IL. Virginia moved to Albuquerque with her parents in 1928 after a tornado destroyed their town of Murphysboro, IL. She married B. L. Scott in Albuquerque in 1931. He owned and operated Scotty's Garage on Central Ave. in Old Town for many years. Virginia was a retired secretary from the Fish and Wildlife office and a member of the First Methodist Church. Graveside services will be held on Friday, 2:00 p.m., at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE, with Rev. Donna Kay Jackson officiating. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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SIERRA -- Mateo Sierra. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, October 7, 2004 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 Derick Gonzales, Chris Sierra, Michael Sierra, Matthew Sierra, Joseph Sierra and Ronnie Sanchez. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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SOLANO -- Raphael R. Solano, age 49, lifelong resident of Raton passed away in Raton on Monday October 4, 2004. He was born April 18, 1955 in Las Vegas, NM the son of Andy and Fabie Solano. He was a member of St. Patrick-St. Joseph Catholic Church and a board member of the Raton Arts Council. And was the sales manager for Solano's Boot and Westren Wear in Raton. Raphael is survived by his parents Andy and Fabie Solano of Raton; sons Dreyson and Berek Solano of Raton; brother Ted Solano and wife Debrah of Albuquerque and sister Sandra Langan and husband Bill of Aurora, CO. four nieces, Valerie, Hope, Tiffany and Marissa. Three nephews, Josh, Kyle and Damian aunts uncles and cousins also survive. Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be Thursday October 7, 2004 at 7:00 P.M. at the St. Patrick's-St. Joseph's Catholic Church recited by Deacon Tom Alderette. Mass of the Resurrection will be Friday October 8, 2004 at 10:oo A.M. with Father George Silva as the Celebrant. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Raton Arts Council. Arrangements for Raphael R. Solano are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.
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THORSON -- Thomas F. "Tom" Thorson, age 64, of Olean, MO, died Sunday, October 3, 2004 in Olean, MO. Survivors include his wife, Norma Thorson; four daughters, Cindy Maynard of Festus, Karla Gier of Eldon, Karen Milster of O'Fallon, and Cathy Beauchamp of Olean; eight grandchildren; three sisters, Dorothy Ferment of Olean, Gladys Kelly and Marjorie Bunch of Eldon; six brothers, William Thorson of Rio Rancho, NM, Robert Thorson of Olean, Walter Thorson of McLeansboro, IL, Johnnie Thorson of Eldon, Russell Thorson of Albuquerque, NM, and Roger Thorson of Fairview Heights, IL. Visitation will be at the Phillips Funeral Home in Eldon on Thursday, October 7, 2004 from 4-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be Friday, October 8 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Burial in the Olean Cemetery.
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TORREZ -- Jesus K. Torrez, age 53, beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend was welcomed into the loving arms of our Heavenly Father, Tuesday, October 5, 2004. He was a resident of Rio Rancho; and member of the Catholic Church. Jesus was preceded in death by his father, David Torrez, Jr. He is survived by his loving mother, Rupe Torrez of Seboyeta, NM; his brother, Galvin Torrez and wife, Marcy of Grants, NM; two sisters, Linda Casaus and husband, Dory of Rio Rancho, Lupe Guy of San Diego, CA; his special friend, Debbie Chavez; his loving nephews, Terry Torrez, David Casaus, Darrick Guy, Christopher Guy, and Dawson Chandler; his nieces, Tracy Valdez, Andrea Casaus, Christina Casaus, Teryn Torrez, Eliza Gutierrez; his Godchildren, Dominic, Leony, and Nicole; his beloved poker buddies, Magoo, Moondy, Ernie, Eloy, Gilly, and Marky. Jesus will be greatly missed by his loving family and by those who knew and loved him. A Rosary will be recited this evening at 7:00 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Rio Rancho. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10:30 a.m. also at St. Thomas Aquinas Church. Interment will follow at the Seboyeta Community Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Elvis Torrez, Benito Torrez, Alfonso Torrez, Frankie Garcia, Richard Anzures, Jesse Calzada, Dominic Garcia, and Richard Torrez. Honorary bearers will be all his precious nieces and nephews. Funeral services are entrusted to: Alameda Mortuary 9420 4th Street NW 898-3160
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YOUNG -- Ruth Helen Young, a 60-year resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 after a short illness. Born on Thursday, March 22, 1923 in Kansas, Helen moved with her husband and children to Albuquerque in 1946. She is survived by her daughter, Sally Clement and husband, Gene of Rio Rancho; daughter-in-law, Barbara Young of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Christina Clement and Maggie Young of Albuquerque, John Clement and wife, Stefanie and Bob Young, all of Las Vegas, NV, and Tim Young of Aurora, CO. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Clarence "Cy" Young; and her son, C. E. "Joe" Young. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, October 9, 2004, 11:00 a.m., at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 7999 Wyoming NE. Memorial contributions in Helen's name may be made to Adelante Development Center, 4261 Balloon Park Road NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. The family wishes to thank Sandia Springs Assisted Living for two years of loving care, as well as Vista Care Hospice for their assistance during the last week. French Mortuary 9700 Golf Course Road NW 897-0300
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