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BACA -- Clemente E.J. Baca, 50, of Albuquerque died November 8, 2004. He was born in November 1953 to Milton and Mable (Garcia) Baca in Albuquerque. Clemente is Catholic by faith. He is survived by his sister, Cecilia Baca of Albuquerque; his brother, Milton Baca of Albuquerque; three nieces, Alissa Kreuch, Debi Jane Baca, and Denise Michelle Baca; and three nephews, Anthony Kreuch, Jr., Milton Baca III, and Francisco Baca all of Albuquerque. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday at 9:30 AM at St. Charles Borromeo, Father Joseph Thai Tran officiating. Internment will take place at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of: Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave. SE 842-8800
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BACA -- Reynaldo Baca, 82, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, passed away peacefully in his sleep, Sunday, November 07, 2004. Reynaldo was born December 16, 1921 in Belen, New Mexico to Juan de Dios and Romanita Baca. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Benjamin and Joe Baca and former wife, Lydia Baca. He is survived by his two sons, Ruben and wife, Patricia and Robert and wife, Bertina; three daughters, Marie Salazar and husband, David; Patricia Hernandez and Dorothy Saavedra all of Albuquerque; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; three brothers, David Baca and wife, Susie of Bullhead City, AZ; Max Baca and wife, Estelle and John Baca and wife, Mary Louise all of Albuquerque; six sisters, Dorothy Sanchez, Sarah Kropp, Martha Terrazas and husband, Bert, Ida Chavez and husband, Louis and Mary Nilsen all of Albuquerque; and Priscilla Otero and husband, Carl of El Paso, TX; and many nieces, nephews, and special friends. He loved sports, travel, and cooking his favorite foods. His smile and laughter will be greatly missed by all who knew him. A Rosary will be recited Thursday, November 11, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Westside Chapel with Deacon Bob Lewis reciting. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, November 12, 2004 at 9:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 1860 Griegos Rd. NW, Fr. Ray Aragon, celebrant. Interment will be at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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BELL -- Verna. After a lengthy illness, Verna "Butchie" Bell happily joined her family in heaven on November 6, 2004. Born March 23, 1921 in House, NM, her time formerly established in this world produced a wonderful fulfilling life. Butchie experienced all she had desired to in life, among such, a mother, wife, successful businesswoman, and caring church worker. She enjoyed playing bridge and listening to books during her later years. Never inhospitable, Butchie welcomed all and had a loving ambiance about her. Joining her dear parents, Frank and Georgia Wallace, her caring husband, Paul Tex Bell, and her beloved son, Frank Bell, Butchie advances to a finer place. She will be deeply missed by her friends and especially her family; daughter, Vivian Mohler and husband, Jerry; Sons, Paul C. Bell and wife, Cathy, and John W. Bell and wife, Chris; grandchildren, Karen Roelandts and husband, Michael, Michele Mohler, Lisa Mohler, Ryan Bell, Amber Murphy and husband Josh, Logan Bell and Bonnie Bell; great-grandchildren, Jillian Webb, Gelsey Webb and Stephanie Bell Reyes; sisters, Joan Thew and Ruth Pohle; and cousin, Stoney Hatley. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Books for the Blind, Inc. 4809 Avenue N, Brooklyn, NY 11234 or New Mexico Commission for the Blind, 2200 Yale Blvd. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106. Cremation has taken place and a private graveside service will be held at a later date. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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DEMALINE -- Thomas William Demaline, 91, of Gardner, KS, died Wednesday, November 3, 2004 at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Merriam, KS. Tom was born in North Olmsted, OH, on July 7, 1913 to Clarence & Mae Demaline. He graduated High School in Ohio, and married Evelyn Klose in North Olmsted. Tom lived in Safford, AZ and moved to Albuquerque, NM, in 1957. He was the state manager for the Seagrams Distillery. Tom's reputation as a hard working professional salesman became well known. Quality Import Co. hired Tom in 1966 and awarded him the Distinguished Salesman's Award in 1967. Tom was a Shriner in New Mexico and a member of the Masonic Lodge Scottish Rite. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Mae Demaline; wife, Eyelyn; siblings, Denny Lions and Irene Stokes; daughter, Marilyn Smith; and grandson, Tom, Jr. Survivors include sons, Tom Demaline, of Surprise, AZ, C. L. "Butch" Demaline of Gardner, KS, and Frank Smith of Tucson, AZ; daughter, Lynda Jackson of Springfield, MA; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Memorial Services are 2:30 p.m. Saturday, November 6, 2004 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, Kansas. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society c/o of Bruce Funeral Home, PO Box 192, Gardner, Kansas 66030, 913-856-7111.
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FLORES -- Anna Marie Flores October 9, 1962 November 7, 2004 Anna passed peacefully into the arms of our Lord on Sunday, November 7, 2004 with her mother, sister, and brother at her side. She had bravely battled cancerous brain tumors; her strength, courage, and faith gave those who truly loved and cared for her as much comfort as they tried to give her. She is preceded in death by her father, Jacinto Richard Flores; maternal grandfather, Jose M. Sanchez; paternal grandparents, Jacinto Flores and Elvira B. Flores. She is survived by her mother, Frances A. Flores; sister, Maggie J. Flores; brother, Charles (Charlie) E. Flores; nephew, Richard P. Chavez-Flores; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Bennie L. Sanchez; maternal uncles, Albert N. Sanchez Sr. (Al Hurricane), Morrie L. Sanchez (Tiny Morrie) and his wife Gloria P., Gabriel R. Sanchez (Baby Gaby) and his wife Eleanor; paternal aunts, Amelia Maldonado and husband Joe E., Odelia Tapia and husband Steve, Betty Rael and husband Ray; numerous cousins, relatives, and friends. Anna was born and raised in Albuquerque and graduated from Albuquerque High School. She worked for Citizens Bank and at the age of 19 she began her career at Southwest Airlines. While at Southwest she was very involved in the Annual Ronald McDonald Dinners and fundraising activities as well as the Balloon Fiesta. Even after leaving Southwest to focus all her energy and attitude on fighting off her illness she considered Southwest Airlines her second home and its employees her second family. Anyone who was touched by Anna always saw the world a bit differently after that, she was constantly reminding us to live and love like there was no tomorrow. Anna requested when you join her and her family in celebrating her eternal life to remember yellow was her favorite color. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to American Brain Tumor Association or Presbyterian Hospice. Anna you surely will be missed by one and all. Visitations will be held on Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Garcia Mortuary with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served after the rosary in the Celebration of Life Room also at Garcia Mortuary. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Matthew Lucero, Ernest Tapia, Eloy R. Maldonado, Lorenzo Sanchez, Rocky J. Sanchez, and Nelson Sanchez. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Apodaca, Alfred Ray Rael, Miguel Flores, Norbert Chavez, Danny Baros, and Michael Sanchez. Services are in the care of: GARCIA MORTUARY 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222
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FREY -- Randy Frey April 21, 1948 to November 6, 2004 Arrangements in the care of Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque 225 San Mateo NE (505) 764-9663
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GONZALES -- Joe G. Gonzales, 79, passed away, Sunday, November 7, 2004. He was born June 28, 1925 in Bosque, NM. Joe served in the US Navy during WWII and survived Pearl Harbor. He retired from G.S.A in 1985. He was preceded in death by his wife of 32 years, Emma Chavez Gonzales of Quemado, NM, who passed away in 1982. Joe is survived by his wife, Lydia Silva Gonzales, whom he married in 1984; sister, Barbarita Gurule; three children, Leonard Gonzales, Vivian Coleman and husband Bob, Joe H. Gonzales and wife Mary Ellen; six step-children, Maria Perea and husband Louie, Paul Silva and wife Randa, Renay Silva and husband Russ, Beverly Silva and husband Ben, Carlos Silva and wife Eileen, and Eddie Silva; 17 grandchildren, Gabriel Coleman, Rebecca Luevano, Joseph Gonzales, Johnathon Gonzales, Emily Gonzales, Michelle Gonzales, Jennifer Gonzales, Larry Silva, Shannon Silva, Jackquelin Silva, Michelle St. Andre, Valerie Carley, Anthony Moya, Marcella Moya-Albee, Rosie Draper, Geri Garza and Yvonne Padilla; ten great-grandchildren, Shane Coleman, Ariah Luevano, Desiree Gonzales, Joseph Gonzales, Johnathan Gonzales, Annaliese Silva, Ricky Carley, Camille St. Andre, Atheline St. Andre, Lou Draper; and many other family members and friends who loved and will miss him. A memorial service will be held at Casa del Rey Church, 2500 Corona NW, on Thursday, November 11, 2004 at 7:00 pm. A graveside funeral service will be held at the Santa Fe National Cemetery on Friday, November 12, 2004 at 2:00 pm. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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GUTIERREZ -- Lucy S. Gutierrez July 2, 1924 to November 4, 2004 Arrangements in the care of Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque 225 San Mateo NE (505) 764-9663
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HERRERA -- Dolores Herrera "Lola," 82, died at home Saturday, November 6, 2004, surrounded by her family. Lola was preceded in death by her husband Saulo, her parents, and seven siblings. She is the last of her generation to leave us. Lola is survived by her six children, Frances Vigil and husband John, Mary Duran, William Herrera, Kathy Vizcaino and husband Carlos, Leonard Herrera and wife Tina, and Joseph Herrera; 18 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; other family members and friends who loved and will miss her. Services will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 5415 Fortuna NW. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, November 9, 2004. Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 am on Wednesday, November 10, 2004, with interment following at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 1900 Edith NE. Pallbearers will be her great grandchildren, Jordan Herrera, Robert Segura, Dalton Duran, Andy Montoya, and George Torrez Jr. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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JARAMILLO -- Michael (Ruben) Jaramillo, 50, passed away on Friday, November 5, 2004. Mike was born on April 16, 1954 to Alice and Ruben Jaramillo. His parents preceded him in death in 1970. His Uncle Guillermo Martinez, who was like a second Dad to him, preceded him in death on March 5, 2000. Mike is survived by his sister, Trindo Jaramillo-Martinez and nieces, Rebecca Jaramillo-Martinez and Melissa Jaramillo-Martinez. Also, Aunt Ruth Martinez "Mom," close cousins, Mary and Ladiz Turrietta, and Gary and Mary Martinez. Mike is also survived by many other relatives and friends. Mike's housemates at his Gibson home, as well as the friends he made throughout the years at ARCA, are also a part of his extended family. Mike had challenges everyday of his life, but he always had a smile and a big hug for you. Mike had a heart full of love, kindness, and above all a great love for God our Father in Heaven. We know that Mike is now in the arms of his Mom and Dad. They will all watch over us. Trindo, Rebecca, and Melissa would like to thank everyone who over the years worked with Mike to learn new skills, who helped care for him, and thank you for loving our dear Mike. We will never forget the kindness shown to my brother and our uncle. Mike touched many hearts in the 50 years he lived on this Earth and he will always be remembered. To honor Mike, let us all remember to always show compassion, understanding, and love for everyone. We love you Mike and we are going to miss you so much. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be make in Mike's name to ARCA (Gibson Group Home), 5609 Gibson SE, Albuquerque, NM, 87108. These will be placed in Mike's housemates' accounts for their personal use. A Rosary for Mike will be recited on Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. at Salazar & Sons Mortuary. Memorial Services will take place on Thursday, November 11, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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KAVANAUGH -- Mary Catherine went home to the Lord on November 8, 2004. She was born May 6, 1909 in Cleveland, Ohio to Helen Dominick and Walter Kavanaugh. She moved to Albuquerque with her family in October 1920. Mary attended St. Vincent's Academy and Western Secretarial School. She had been a member of Immaculate Conception Church since 1920. She served the Church in many capacities, most notably in the Ladies' League. Mary worked her entire life. Her professional career began at Los Alamos Labs during WWII, then the Tribune, Red Cross, and finally, at the Veterans Administration in the office of the Chief Attorney. She retired from the V.A. in 1972 after 26 years of service. Mary is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Genevieve Veroche; and brothers, Walter and Robert Kavanaugh. She is survived by her sister, Pat and husband Bob Howell; brother-in-law, Nicholas Veroche; sister-in-law, Marily Kavanaugh; her nieces, Kathy, Peggy, Pattie, Ann, Suzie, and Kerrie; and nephews, Chris, Robert, Mark, and Kent; and many great-nieces and -nephews. The family requests donations be made to the Maryknoll Missions. Visitations will be held on Thursday at Salazar & Sons Mortuary from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. A Rosary will be recited on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. also at Salazar & Sons Mortuary. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, November 12, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church followed by interment services at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mike Grady, Neil Grady, Robert Howell, Mark Howell, Kent Kavanaugh, and Chris Papaleo. Arrangements by: -Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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KEENLEYSIDE -- A.E. "Nancy" age 93. Nancy died peacefully November 2, 2004 after a short illness. In November 1999 she emigrated from Sunderland, UK, to Albuquerque. Although Nancy missed her family and friends in England, she loved New Mexico and delighted in time spent with her family and many close friends. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Alison & Bill Cox; granddaughter and husband, Belinda & Patrick Wilhusen; and two great-granddaugh-ters, Brittany and Amber. Her love, grace, and sense of humor will be sorely missed by everyone. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of her life will take place at a later date.
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KELLER -- Heath A. Keller, of Albuquerque and Los Lunas, New Mexico made his transition at the age of 24 on November 6, 2004. He is survived by his mother, Mona Keller; brother, Ricki and wife, Felicia Keller; father and wife, Rick and Debbie Keller; brother Charles "Chick" Keller and Lyndsey Keller; grandparents, William and Peggy Bierly and Charles and Shirley Keller; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and very close family friend, Thomas Padilla. Memorial services will be held at Christ Unity Church, 9800 Candelaria NE at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 10, 2004.
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LEE -- Gwen Lee was born in Reno, Nevada, September 5, 1946 and passed away in Albuquerque Monday, November 8, 2004. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed camping, fishing, and holidays. A career Air Force wife, Gwen joined her husband, traveling around the world, in various Air Force assignments, and she was also a member of The Order of the Eastern Star. Married August 3, 1963, Gwen is survived by her husband of 41 years, George Lee of the family home in Bosque Farms; her sons, Buddy, James, George, and Jeffery; her daughter, Tracy; 13 grandchildren; other family members and friends who loved and will miss her. The funeral service will be held in the Chapel of Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. on Friday, November 12, 2004, at 2:00 pm. Burial will take place at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-34-8008
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LUECKER -- L. Eleanor ("Johnnie"), 79, died in Albuquerque on November 5, 2004. She was widely known as a: loving wife, mother, grandmother; faithful friend, counselor, and confidante; skilled and compassionate healthcare professional, community services volunteer, devoted church member, world peace activist, and interfaith advocate; widely traveled and sometime resident abroad, and a respected representative and interpreter of American culture and values to foreign societies, and vice versa. Johnnie, a native of Warren, Pennsylvania, joined the Cadet Nurse Corps of World War II and pursued a career in a wide variety of nursing specialties. The challenges of Emergency Room nursing most appealed to her. Joining her husband George, living in a series of foreign posts, she welcomed the challenges of establishing households for her family in unfamiliar locations such as Beirut, Athens, Karachi, Tunis, Montreal, Qatar, and New Delhi. In each place she took special joy in discovering the various aspects of local culture through her friendly relations with its people, establishing livelong multicultural friendships wherever she lived. Living far from extended family in the United States, she fashioned for her immediate family a life both cohesive and welcoming of others whom were informally adopted as additional family members - relations which endure to this day. In addition, while living in Greece she and her husband formally adopted two Greek infants. When she retired with her husband to Albuquerque in 1980, she met senior citizens whose strength and courage inspired her to become a similar example to others. A retired nurse, she quickly found a variety of volunteer service opportunities in departments of Presbyterian Hospital; as an officer in its Auxiliary; in its Cancer Screening Hospice, and Chaplaincy support campaigns; as a leader in the Cancer Society's Quit Smoking program; as a driver for Meals on Wheels; and as a traveler's aide at the airport information desk. She became the 1st volunteer named by Presbyterian to serve the United Way Annual Campaign as a Loaned Executive. She expressed her religious faith as a worshipper and active member in the programs of St. John's United Methodist Church and as its representative to the New Mexico Conference of Churches. Drawing on her experiences living in a variety of foreign nations, she designed and conducted a 13-week seminar on The Holy Land Today, participated in numerous national and local public and media events regarding the Middle East, and was a founding member of the New Mexico Arab-Jewish Dialogue Group. In retirement she traveled extensively in the United States and abroad, re-visiting and assisting friends, her children, and other family members. She pursued a lively interest in health matters, participating in educational presentations and for years as a volunteer test subject for innumerable senior health research projects at the UNM, VA, and United Blood Services centers. As the form of Parkinson's Disease with which she suffered impaired more of her abilities, she nevertheless remained firmly focused in the riches of her life and the blessings which God continued to provide. From a former extremely active giver to others, she made the transition to entire dependence on others for her care with such patience, dignity, and forbearance as to unequivocally become an example to all who knew her. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, George Luecker; their sons Aubin, Gary, and Andrew Luecker and their families (including 3 grandchildren); their daughter Wendy Thomas and her husband; and numerous other family members and friends, all of whom will miss her greatly. Following cremation, there will be a memorial service at St. John's United Methodist Church, 2626 Arizona St. NE, on Thursday, November 11, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any contributions be made to the American Parkinson's Disease Association, New Mexico Chapter, 10817 Griffith Park Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87123,or to another charitable organization of your choosing. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400
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MAGANA -- Gerald "Big G, Happe," Magana, 35, a resident of Albuquerque since 1973, passed away on Friday, November 5, 2004. He is survived by his wife, Dawnmarie Magana; children, Marquez J. Magana, Amaris A. Magana and Elijah J. Magana, all of Albuquerque; parents, Diana Sanchez of Albuquerque and Chendo Magana and wife, Rita of Pueblo, CO; grandmother, Barbara Magana of Las Animas, CO; sisters, Christina Magana of Albuquerque and Shanna Magana of Pueblo, CO; mother-in-law, Marcia Valdez and husband, James O. Thomas of Albuquerque; brother-in-law, Sean Valdez of Albuquerque; sister-in-law, Camille Biddle of Hobbs, NM; and a large extended family. Gerald was a member of Victory Outreach Church, where he was known as "Big G." He was a longtime, well-known chef in the Albuquerque area. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, 3:00 p.m. at Victory Outreach Church, 933 Sunset SW, with Pastor Al Rodriguez officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Marquez Magana, Elijah Magana, Thomas Overbay, Chendo Contreras, Sean Valdez, Rito "Junior" Flores, Efren Candelaria, Eric Garcia, J.T. Garcia, Manuel "Sapo" Gardener, Pastor Andre Henderson and Billy Shanahan. Friends may visit French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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MARTINEZ -- Ruby Martinez, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on November 7, 2004 at the age of 79. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Martinez and daughter, Judy Martinez. She is survived by her daughter, Betty and husband, Herman Archibeque, daughter Barbara and late husband, Red Archibeque, daughter Dorothy and husband, Tony Nieto, son, Michael and wife, JoAnn, daughter, Lorraine and Mike Romero, daughter Beatles and husband, Cardo Marez; along with 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Rosary will be recited on Wednesday, November 10 at 7:00 pm at St. Annes, 1400 Arenal Rd. S.W. Funeral Mass at St. Annes will be held Thursday, November 11 at 10:00 am. After Mass, Ruby will be taken to Santa Fe on Friday the 12 at 2:30 pm, where she will be laid to rest. Aspen Funeral Alternatives 1935 Juan Tabo NE Albuquerque, NM 87112 323-9000
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MORA -- Ralph Albert Mora, 47, passed away peacefully on November 5, 2004, following a brief illness. Ralph's greatest love in life was his son, Anthony. Anthony was his pride and joy. Ralph's fondest memories were of his son and the times they spent swimming, playing football, watching movies, and just "hanging out." He was especially proud to watch his son graduate from high school this year. Ralph also enjoyed his work and the many different people he met and spoke to through his employment. Ralph enjoyed sports, especially golf and football, and was an avid reader. Ralph is survived by his son, Anthony; parents, Paul and Irene Fjelseth; sister, Denise Miller and her husband Jay; sister, Valerie McLeod and her husband Jim; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Ralph was preceded in death by his brother, Lawrence Mora and biological father, William Mora. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held on Friday November 12, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 7500 Paseo Del Norte, NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Ralph was a loved father, son, brother and friend who touched many lives and will be greatly missed. Although it is difficult to say goodbye, we should all be consoled by the knowledge that Ralph is now free from pain and illness and is truly at peace.
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PETTY -- Harold Edward Petty ("Jack" to those who knew and loved him), age 84, passed peacefully to be with God on October 14, 2004 at the US Veterans Hospital - Livermore. Jack was born in Packerton, Wyoming the only son of Jerry and Edith Petty. He spent his youth in Texas and lived the majority of his adult life in California, with stays in New Mexico where he met his beloved wife of 57 years, Jennie Petty. Jack served his country proudly in WWII in the 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment. He received 2 Bronze Battle Stars and a purple heart during campaigns in Italy and the South of France. Jack worked for years in the burgeoning aerospace industry of the 1950-60s and in latter years started anew with security and locksmith businesses. After raising his family for over 35 years in Huntington Beach, CA he retired for a time in Albuquerque, NM and then returned to California, the Stockton area, to be nearer family in 1998. He was a colorful soul whose interests included re-building sports cars, car racing, motorcycles, and general "tinkering." If it had a motor - the man could fix it! In addition, he guided many a football game from his recliner. His smile and humor will be missed. He is survived by his wife, Jennie Petty; daughters, Bobbie Dodge (Pleasanton, CA), Jackie Stovall (Susanville, CA) and Curlee-lyn Phillips (Cary, NC); sons-in-law: Wayne Dodge, Joel Stovall, and Duncan Phillips; grandchildren, Nicole Millard (San Ramon, CA), Tim Wright (Philadelphia PA), Jennifer Wertepny (Gresham, OR), Joe Wertepny (San Diego, CA), Brian Stovall (Susanville, CA), Sean Stovall (Susanville, CA), Jesse Wheeler (Stockton, CA), Tyler Phillips (Cary, NC) and Lauren Phillips (Cary, NC); and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Bowers (WA), Frances Guynes (TX); daughter, Sandra Greene (CA); and grandson, Eric Brewer (OK). To honor his life a Memorial Service will be held November 20 at 7:00 pm at the Valley Bible Church, Pleasanton CA. The family will receive friends and relatives following the service.
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PIEPER -- Johnnie M. Pieper, age 91 and a resident of Albuquerque for 54 years, died peacefully in her sleep Sunday, November 7, 2004. Mrs. Pieper was born in Somerville, TX on March 8, 1913. She is survived by her son-in-law, Roy G. Fitzgerald; her two grandchildren, Roy L. Fitzgerald and his wife, Jamie and Collin D. Fitzgerald. Also surviving are two precious great-grandchildren, Clare Louise Fitzgerald and Shea Eileen Fitzgerald. Preceding her in death were her husband, George W. Pieper and her daughter, Patty Ruth Fitzgerald. Johnnie attended the School of Nursing at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas prior to moving to Albuquerque in 1950. Johnnie was fond of gardening and her roses and taught for many years at Hawthorne elementary school. A visitation will be held Tuesday from 4:00-7:00 PM at Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday at 10:00 AM at Sunset Mausoleum Chapel, Rev. Jim Hawk officiating. The family prefers that memorials be made to Albuquerque Northeast Lions Club, 2818 Pennsylvania NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Arrangements are under the direction of: FITZGERALD & SON FUNERAL DIRECTORS 3113 Carlisle Blvd. NE 884-1188
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RAMIREZ -- Stella Ramirez, 79, of Albuquerque, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on November 7, 2004. She was born on July 19, 1925. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 12:00 p.m. Services are in the care of: GARCIA MORTUARY 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222
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ROBINS -- Richard L. Robins, 64, a resident of Belen since 2002, passed away on Thursday, November 4, 2004. He is survived by his daughter; Allyson Stine of Muscatine, IA; sons, Allan J. Bailey of Commerce City, CO, and Aaron S. Robins and wife, Karen of Duvall, WA; grandchildren, Emma Robins and Brent and Britney Bailey; mother, Lucille Robins of Montrose, CO; and sister, Carol Stryker and husband, Dale of Grand Junction, CO. Richard was preceded in death by his sister, Lorraine. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held Saturday, November 13, 2004 in Montrose, CO. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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ROEPKE -- Myron D. Roepke passed away on November 6, 2004. Born in Milwaukee, WI, in 1916, he was a veteran of the Second World War. After the war, he gained an engineering degree from Iowa State University and was hired by Sandia National Labs before being recalled into the Army for the Korean conflict. Separated as a Major from the Army in 1956, he was employed by the Atomic Energy Commission. Having lived and worked around the world, he resided frequently in New Mexico and in 1959 returned as an employee of the Department of Energy until his retirement in 1979. After retirement, he remained active in the church and aided senior citizens with tax preparation and financial planning. He leant many hours of his time to youth groups, and will be remembered by the hundreds of young men and women to whom he taught gun safety and coached to many state and regional marksmanship championships. He will be dearly missed by all his family and by co-workers and friends. He is survived by Vi, his wife of sixty-two years whom he met in the Lake Park Lutheran Church choir in Milwaukee; by his three sons, Craig, Kurt, and Karl; his daughter-in-law, Janice; his grandchildren, Tati and husband Rob, Kelly and husband Alexander, Kiel, and Tara; and his great-grandchildren, Ryan, Aaron, and Rebecca. Services will be held at St. Luke Lutheran Church Thursday, November 11, at 3:00 p.m. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the St. Luke's choir fund or to the Boys and Girls Ranches.
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ROWDABAUGH -- Louise B. Rowdabaugh, 85, a resident of Albuquerque since 1952, died in Albuquerque on Saturday, November 6, 2004. She was born Gertrude Louise Benerman in Philadelphia, PA, the second child of Gertrude Kirk Benerman and Watkins Benerman. She is survived by her husband, Marshall J Rowdabaugh of Albuquerque, her son, Kirk M Rowdabaugh and his wife Patti of Phoenix, AZ, her daughter, Marsha L. Jacklin and her husband William of Albuquerque. In addition to being a devoted mother, she was a volunteer with the medical auxillaries of Presbyterian Hospital and Saint Joseph's Hospital, Kristina Kent School, Casa Angelica, All Faiths' Receiving home, and the Animal Humane Association. She was a founding member of Hoe Handlers garden club and a neighborhood ladies investment club. She served in the school PTA and as a Girl Scout leader and as a den mother for her children. An active and ardent supporter of state and national politics, she served with the New Mexico Medical PAC, AMPAC, the Goldwater Campaign, and the Cargo Campaigns as well as being a voter registrar and poll worker for 40 years. She attended the University of New Mexico from 1969 to 1972, with studies in Art, History, and Political Science. She played bridge with a number of groups and took up round dancing with Marshall when she was in her 60s. She was perhaps best known as a china painter, an avocation she began in 1967. She achieved numerous Best-In-Show awards at the New Mexico State Fair, and was commissioned by the New Mexico State Federation of China Painters to paint a tea service which was then presented to the Governor's Mansion during the second term of Gov. Bruce King. She was a founding member of the Porcelain Artists Club of Albuquerque, for which she served as president numerous times, as well as coordinator of the NMSF China Painting division of the Fine Arts Gallery. She became a member of PEO in 1983, with the organization of Chapter BH, Albuquerque and served as President of that chapter in 1992-93. Interment at the Santa Fe National Cemetery will occur Friday, November 12 with family members present. A Memorial Service will be held at the Chapel of French Mortuary on Saturday, November 13, at 11:00 a.m., and will be followed by an informal luncheon for family and friends at the home of her daughter Marsha. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Animal Humane Association, 615 Virginia SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108, or Casa Angelica, 5629 Isleta Blvd. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87105, or to the PEO Sisterhood. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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SANCHEZ -- Esther T. Sanchez was called safely home to our Lord and Savior on November 6, 2004 with her loving family beside her. She is preceded in death by her son, Nash P. Sanchez; parents, Abenicio Nieto and Josefita Nieto. She is survived by her loving husband, Joe P. Sanchez; and her eight children, Aldrina Sisneros husband Richard, Sharon Lucero husband Steve, Ronald Sanchez, Art Sanchez wife Hazel, Debra Garcia husband Robert, Joseph Sanchez, Sandra Hernandez husband Charles, Patricia Baca husband Joe; 23 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Services to be held at St Anne's Catholic Church, 1734 Isleta SW; a Rosary will be recited on Thursday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m. Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, November 13, 2004 with interment following in Santa Fe at Santa Fe National Cemetery.
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STEARNS -- Christopher Joseph Stearns was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, November 4, 1985 and passed away Monday, November 8, 2004 in Albuquerque. He is survived by numerous family members and friends who loved and will miss him. Services will be held at San Jose Parish, 2401 Broadway Blvd. SE. A rosary will be recited on Thursday, November 11, 2004 at 6:30 pm. Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Friday, November 12, 2004, with burial following at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. Abq. 505-343-8008
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TRUJILLO -- Luciano "Lucky" Trujillo, beloved husband, father, grandfather has passed peacefully into the arms of our Lord on Sunday, November 7, 2004 at the age of 56. He was born on September 20, 1948 to Silverio Trujillo and Lucia Trujillo and is now at peace with his longtime wife, friend, and partner of 33 years, Yvonne "Bonnie" Trujillo. He will be missed by all his family, friends, and lifelong companions. He is survived by his daughters, Nicole L Trujillo, Alisha M Trujillo; grandchildren: Xavier, Michael, Donovin; also two brothers, Eddie Chavez, Silverio Trujillo; three sisters: Amada Galindro, Clara T Bachicha, Bennie Trujillo; and numerous other relatives and friends. Luciano is still in our hearts. He was a very intelligent, patient, loving, and caring man. We will forever be thankful for the time we shared with our dad. Luciano will be greatly missed by his loving family. Cremation has taken place and services will be held Friday November 12, 2004 at "His Place" 5505 Central NW Albuquerque, NM 87105 at 6:00 p.m.
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WALL -- William Henry Wall November 6, 1945 to November 4, 2004 Arrangements in the care of Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque 225 San Mateo NE (505) 764-9663
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WARREN -- ANNE BONNER WARREN Memorial Service 2 p.m. Saturday, November 13 Randall Davey Audubon Center End of Upper Canyon Road, Santa Fe
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WELLS -- Dr. Marvin (Marv), born in New Haven, CT, on October 24, 1917, died peacefully in Albuquerque, NM, on November 7, 2004. Formerly of Milwaukee, WI, Marv attended undergraduate and medical school at the University of Wisconsin and graduated there as a Doctor of Medicine in 1942. He was the beloved husband of Joan (Nee Mithus) Wells for 62 years and loving father of K. Richard Wells and daughter-in-law M. Susanna Fry-Wells of Pleasant Prairie, WI. He is also survived by sister, Harriet Gill of San Diego, CA; three cousins, Sari Magaziner of Scarsdale, NY, Marcia Prester of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, and David Fromkin of New York City, NY; and step-grandchildren, Michael and Christina Thompson of Pleasant Prairie, WI. He proudly served his country in World War II as a captain and doctor in the United States Army Medical Corps. After the war, he practiced general medicine and surgery in Milwaukee until his retirement to Albuquerque in 1984, where he became preceptor and volunteer professor of medicine at the University of New Mexico Medical School. He was a Charter Fellow and life member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin. He was a member and past president of Messiah Lutheran Church in Albuquerque. He was a fan of the New York Yankees and the Green Bay Packers; he loved hiking and his cats. A memorial service will be held, Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 11515 Lomas Blvd. NE, in Albuquerque. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Salvation Army, 6211 4th St., Albuquerque, NM, 87107, (505) 344-9083. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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WILSON -- David James IN MEMORY OF David James Wilson June 22, 1967 - November 6, 1998 We miss you every day! Love, Your family
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WOOLDRIDGE -- Dianne Marie Wooldridge, 60, a resident of Albuquerque for 25 years, passed away on Saturday, November 6, 2004. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Robert L. Wooldridge of Albuquerque; daughters, Robin Sanchez and husband, Steven of Cedar Crest, Dawn Watts and husband, Steve of Albuquerque; sons, James Colebank of Albuquerque, Robert L. Wooldridge, Jr. and wife, Yvonne of Hillsboro, Oregon; grandchildren, Tabitha, Brandon, Devin, Taylor, Rick, Selena, Jonathan; one expected great-grandchild; mother, Alice Cutler of Minnesota; sisters, Darcy Paxton and husband, Douglas, Carol Lass and husband, James, all of Minnesota. She was preceded in death by her father, Lyle Cutler, in 2003. Services will be held Wednesday, November 10, 11:00 a.m. at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of their choice. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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