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APODACA -- Phillip A. Apodaca, 82, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away February 17, 2004, after a long illness. Phillip was preceded in death by his daughter, Bonnie Lopez and brother, George Apodaca. Phillip is survived by his wife and companion, Dora Apodaca; his children, Elena Sedillo and husband, Edward, Cathy Moya and husband, Larry, Joe Apodaca, Mark Apodaca and wife, Christina; seven grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers, Solomon, Gilbert, Bert, and Freddie. Pallbearers are his grandchildren: Tina Leyba, Michael Sedillo, Marciano Apodaca, Steven Moya, Adam Moya, Michelle Apodaca, and Armando Apodaca. A Rosary will be recited on Monday, February 21, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be recited Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. Both are being held at Holy Family Church at 550 Atrisco Drive SW. Friends and loved ones are invited to attend the celebration of Phillip's life immediately following the services. Private interment of his cremated remains will be at Santa Fe National Cemetery at a later date in honor of his service during World War II. "A father's legacy is not the riches, possessions or worldly goods of any kind; it is the way he lived, the lives he touched, the promises he kept. It is the kind of man he was." Author unknown. Services are in the care of Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque, 225 San Mateo NE, 505-764-9663
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BRAZIEL -- Myrtle Braziel, born November 25, 1923 in Greenwood, TX, passed away at Manzano del Sol , Monday, February 14, 2005. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years, A.G. Braziel, who passed away January 3, 1998. Myrtle is survived by her daughter, Linda Braziel of Rio Rancho, NM; son, Avery Braziel of Altus, OK; two sisters, Viola Parker of Grapevine, TX, and Mary Edgerton of Wills Pointe, TX; one brother, Daniel Caddell of Grandbury, TX; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Presbyterian Hospice, 8100 Constitution Place NE, Suite 120. Abq., NM. 87110. Funeral Services are pending. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW, ABQ. 505-343-8008
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BURNETT -- Edgar R. Burnett, 84, a resident of Jarales, passed away on Thursday February 17, 2005. He retired from the Santa Fe Railroad after 42 years of service. He had an apple orchard, and everyone knew that they could get the best apples at Ed's. Edgar is survived by his loving family, his wife Louise of Jarales; his daughters Joyce Porter and her husband Larry of North Carolina, Brenda Porter of Jarales, Debbie Jackson of Belen, and Kay Boronda; his sons Jim E. Burnett and his wife Karen of Oklahoma, John A. Burnett and his wife Carol of Socorro, Danny Jackson of Belen, and Robert Jackson of Belen; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A visitation will take place on Sunday, February 20, 2005 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Riverside Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held on Monday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at Riverside Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Boyd Morerod officiating. Burial will follow in Terrace Grove Cemetery. Arrangements by Riverside Funeral Home in Belen, 864-4448.
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CASEY -- Dr. Donald J. Casey, Doctor of Chiropractic and a resident of Albuquerque for 54 years, died on Monday, February 14, 2005 at the age of 80. Dr. Casey was born on a farm in Marshfield, WI on December 2, 1924 and volunteered for WWII Army service in 1944. After returning from Europe, Donald received his degree from Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, MO and practiced in Albuquerque for 50 years until retiring in 1998. Dr. Casey served as president of the New Mexico Chiropractic Association in 1958. He was dedicated to his profession and respected by many community leaders. Donald was a loving husband, father, and devoted grandfather. He was preceded in death by his son, Kevin and his grandson, Sean. Donald is survived by his wife of 54 years, Helen (Lamb) Casey; his daughter, Kathleen; and son Dennis and his wife, Sally; and many nieces and nephews. "Papa" is also survived by his granddaughter, Heather; grandchildren, Shelley and Charlie; and great-grandchildren, Crystal, Felicia, and Anthony; and, of course, his "baby" Missy, the family Boston Terrier. A Memorial Mass was conducted Thursday, February 17, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at the Risen Savior Catholic Community, 7701 Wyoming Blvd. NE. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the charity of your choice in his name.
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COSTANZA -- Robert "Bob" Costanza, age 78, a resident of Belen, NM, passed away on February 18, 2005. He was born on January 15, 1927 to Charles Roxie Costanza and Bernice Irene Denman in Ambridge, PA. Robert moved to Belen, NM, in 1949 where he met and married Jackie Mae Patterson on February 28, 1950. He was a member of the Church of God NM. Bob was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a master carpenter. He was a well known general contractor working in many cities throughout NM. He was the owner of Jebco Construction Co. specializing in design and building of clean rooms. He retired in 1988 from the construction business with over 40 years of outstanding service. He also acted as superintendent on many commercial buildings throughout the state. Bob was a member of the New Mexico Apple Growers Council. After his retirement from the construction industry he devoted his time to the Costanza Orchard. He and his wife, Jackie, began the orchard in 1962. He was well known throughout the state for his apple growing abilities. Bob was proud to have a graft of the original Johnny Apple Seed tree. He had a great love for family and music. His family will always remember him for his guitar playing and singing. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Jackie Mae Patterson Costanza; his sister, Betsy Cole; brother, Chuck Costanza and his wife, Cindi; his children, Edward Costanza and his wife, Louella of Edgewood, NM, Margaret and her husband, Glenn Wickes of Albuquerque, NM, Laura Costanza of Albuquerque, NM, Jim Costanza and his wife, Raynette of Dallas, TX, Lisa and her husband, Alfred Hastings of Beulah, CO, Paul Costanza and his wife, Marletta of Belen; 20 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at Romero Funeral Home Chapel beginning with a viewing on Monday, February 21, 2005 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 from 10:30 -11:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be held at Terrace Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his grandchildren, Robert Gromatzky, John, Ryan, Joshua, Sean, James, and Daniel Costanza, Sam Buck, Brian, Jonathan, and Charles Hastings. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St. Belen.
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DELONG -- Paula G. Paula G. DeLong February 20, 1914 - January 20, 2002 Happy Birthday Aunt Polly! Love, John, Kiki and Noah Trujillo
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DOMINGUEZ -- Charles Dominguez went home to be with the Lord on February 16, 2005. He was born on November 14, 1934 in Albuquerque, NM. Charles liked walking downtown, and enjoyed church, family, friends, and cruising. He is preceded in death by his parents Carlos and Eliza Dominguez. He is survived by his sister Gloria Williams; nephews, Aaron Dominguez, and Dominic Williams; relatives, Aurora Hughes, Ramona Maestas, Joe Aragon, and wife Concha, Emilie Chavez, and Linda Ware; his good friends, Franzela Mari, Charlie and Stella Chavez, Christine, Rick and Casey Chavez, Patsy Chavez, and Mary Helen Kozlowski. He will be missed by all. Visitations will be held on Monday from 10:00 a.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 Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. Pallbearers will be Dominic Williams, Aaron Dominguez, Frank Ruybal, Nicholas Martinez, Vicente Griego and Leroy Bazan. Honorary pallbearers will be Glen Bogdan, Frank Ware, Benny Chavez and David Chavez. In lieu of flowers the family would like donations to be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church St. Vincent de Paul, 412 Stover Ave. S.W. Albuquerque, NM 87102. Services are in the care of: GARCIA MORTURY 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222
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DORCAS -- HOWARD F. IN LOVING MEMORY OF Howard F. Dorcas May 5, 1935 - February 22, 2002 A wonderful father, friend, and loving husband You will never be forgotten Your memory lives on in each day we wake We see you in everything we do, you are still with us Guiding and helping with decisions we make. Love from your devoted family
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FARWELL -- Joyce Farwell, 79, a resident of Albuquerque since 1948 passed away Tuesday, February 15, 2005. She is survived by her daughter, Sandy Zimberoff and husband, Emmet of Arizona; son, Richard Farwell and wife, Deena of Bosque Farms; and grandchildren, D.J., Stacie, and Cody. "Mom you are the best!" No services will be held. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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FELSEN -- Anne Felsen, 82, beloved mother and aunt, passed away on February 18, 2005 after a long illness. Anne lived in Albuquerque since 1949, was a member of Congregation B'nai Israel, was co-founder of Mesa Plumbing Co., and a retiree of Sandia Labs. She is survived by her children Judy, Barbara and Michael; and daughter in-law Reiko; and sister in-law Marian Tessler; niece and nephews, Elaine Tessler, Paul Bloom, David Bloom, Les Adler, Robert Adler, Dan Tessler and their families. A graveside service will be held on Monday at 1:00 p.m. at Fairview Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to David Specter Shalom House, 5500 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque NM, 87109. Friends and Family are invited to attend a celebration of Anne's life after the service. We will miss our dear mother. French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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FULMER -- Lt. Commander "A" "E" Fulmer, Jr., U.S. Navy Retired "A" "E" Fulmer died February 11, 2005 at Lovelace Sandia Hospice after a year of ill health. Mr. Fulmer was born on September 25, 1922 at Farmer, OH, and was the son of Alfonzo Fulmer and Helen Castor Fulmer. Mr. Fulmer entered the United States Navy on October 12, 1942 and completed the Cadet Program in Pensacola, FL. He was both a fixed wing pilot and a helicopter pilot during his career. He attended the U.S. School of Naval Justice and served on courts marshal boards. He served in Guantanimo during the Cuban Missile Crises. He retired from the Navy on June 30, 1970 after serving for twenty-eight years in the United States and abroad. After his naval career, he flew for Petroleum Helicopters Inc. out of Lafayette, LA, with six months of service in Angola in Southwest Africa. He was a member of the Our Lady of the Sandias Catholic Church. Mr. Fulmer leaves to mourn his wife, Doris Pearson Fulmer; two daughters, Holli Lynn Swan and Kerri Jo Tisdale; a stepdaughter, Sheryl Jeanie Langford; and a stepson, Lonnie M. Styron. He leaves two brothers, Denzel and Max Fulmer and their wives; and two grandsons, William and Charles; and two granddaughters, Kristen and Ali. Preceding him in death are his parents, and one sister, Kathryn Beal. Future arrangements are being made by Aspen Funeral Alternatives. Email condolences to NavaceV5@aol.com
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GALLEGOS -- Patricia Charlene (Pat) Valdes Gallegos, 66, of Albuquerque, formerly of Santa Fe, passed away peacefully due to a sudden illness on February 14, 2005. Pat retired from Mountain Bell Telephone with 32 years of service and joined her husband, Alfred R. "Tommy" Gallegos at Superior Insurance Services before moving to Albuquerque and starting Insurance Plans Unlimited, also with her husband. Pat was preceded in death by her parents, Conrad and Maxine Valdes; brother, George Valdes; and father-in-law, Bonnie Gallegos. Pat will be missed by her children, Mike Gallegos and wife, Jana, Lynette Gallegos and companion, Randy Nez and son-in-law, Chris Mayrant; her five grandchildren, Justin Mayrant, Amanda Mayrant, Cody Gallegos, Charlene Gallegos, and Alana Mayrant; her mother-in-law, Julia Gallegos; her brothers-in-law, Ernest Gallegos and wife, Lucy, Albert Gallegos and wife, Annabelle, Louis Gallegos and wife, Bea, and Danny Gallegos; and her numerous nieces, nephews, and friends that she loved dearly. Honorary pallbearers are Jim Duncan, Lynn Jarry, Ernest Gallegos, Danny Miller, Lonnie Gallegos, Terry Mosley, Michael Buszek, Paul Longoria, Gene Valdes, and Mark Valdes. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Patricia C. Gallegos through any First State Bank throughout New Mexico. Donations will be given to the Santa Fe 4-H County Council. A Rosary will be recited Monday, February 21, 2005, 7:00 p.m. at Berardinelli Family Chapel. A Memorial Mass will be conducted Tuesday, February 22, 2005, 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis Cathedral. Interment will follow at Rosario Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, 1399 Luisa Street, Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 983-4331
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GARCIA -- GILLIE G. SR. The family of Mr. Gillie G. Garcia Sr. would like to thank all their relatives and friends for their kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement, for the beautiful floral tributes, and a special thank you to Father Robert Stanion, San Jose Catholic Church, presider of the Mass, to Gabriella Nieto for reciting the Rosary, to the staff and doctors at Albuquerque Regional Hospice Unit for their kindness and care, and to the pallbearers. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Rd SW 243-7861
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GARCIA -- Raymond. The family of Mr. Raymond Garcia wishes to thank everyone who attended his Funeral and Life Celebration. REFLECTIONS Funerals & Life Celebrations 2400 Washington St. NE 884-5777
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GOMEZ -- CONNIE. The family of Mrs. Connie Gomez would like to thank all their relatives and friends for their kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement; for the beautiful floral tributes and a special thank you to Father Daniel Balizan, St. Anne Catholic Church, celebrant of the Mass, to Los Hermanos for reciting the Rosary and to the pallbearers. Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Rd SW
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GRUETTE -- Lela Idella Gruette, 88, a resident of Rio Rancho since 1987, passed away on Wednesday, February 16, 2005. Lela was born November 15, 1916, the daughter of Thomas Clay and Lela Elizabeth Dickson Bills in Paris, TX. As a hobby she created beautiful china paintings. Lela was independent, diligent, and quite the handy-lady! She was a very devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Lela is survived by four children, Bonita Taylor, Sibby McCullough, Richard Gruette, and Susan Dunning; eleven grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren. The family wishes to thank all those who's precious care of their mother, touched their lives. A Memorial Service will be held for Lela on Saturday, February 19, 2005 at 3:00 PM in the Chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary, Sara Rd. at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho with Chaplain Mary Trudell officiating. It has been suggested that memorials in Lela's name be made to the Zia Hospice, 4147 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. Arrangement by Vista Verde Mortuary Rio Rancho, New Mexico 892-9920
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HENDRICKSON -- Kimberley Ann Hendrickson, 39, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque died Friday, February 18, 2005 after a prolonged illness. She is survived by her mother Kathleen M. Quinn and husband, Bill and father Ray Hendrickson and wife Mabel, all of Albuquerque; brother, Roy Hendrickson of New York City, NY; nephew, Robin Spencer Hendrickson of NJ; aunts, Pearl Baker of Beaumont, TX, Edith Jenkins of Avondale, LA, her Auntie Mary B. Aguilar of Socorro, NM and Sylvia Abeyta and husband Greg of Albuquerque; uncles, Max S. Baca of Albuquerque and Robert Hendrickson of Beaumont, TX; cousins, Benita M. Alexandre and JoAnna DeBrine, both of Albuquerque and numerous other relatives and friends. She also leaves behind her beloved pups, Hooch and Gracie. Kim was born in Albuquerque and graduated from Highland School in 1985. She attended UNM. Kim worked for awhile in the District Attorney's office. She loved sports, reading, cooking and making crafts. She was a loving daughter, sister, niece, cousin and friend and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Rosary will take place Tuesday, February 22, 2005, 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas, NE. A Memorial Mass will be held, Wednesday, February 23, 2005, 9:00 a.m. at the Shrine of St. Bernadette, 11401 Indian School Road, NE, 87112. Ennichment of cremated remains will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Kim's name to the Animal Humane Assoc. of NM, Inc., 615 Virginia SE, 87108. French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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HULING -- Norman G. Former Albuquerque resident Norman G. Huling died February 15, 2005 in Peoria, AZ from complications of a stroke. He was born July 16, 1926 in Salina, KS to Garnett and Willard Huling. He attended Westport High School in Kansas City. After graduation he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the South Pacific. He utilized the GI bill to attend Warrensburg College and Johns Hopkins University. He worked as an Electrical Engineer for most of his career including 27 years with Bendix-Allied Signal. In 1950 he married Rita Scherman; together they raised seven children. He remained a healthy cantankerous fellow until 2002 when he suffered a stroke; then he was just cantankerous. Into his seventies he was very active jogging, swimming, and snow skiing. He was meticulous, impatient, and demanding, but maintained a tremendous heart and dry sense of humor. His impeccable nature for detail was exhibited in renovation or additions in every house he owned. To him a Pabst Blue Ribbon beer and sardines were a delicacy. He had a passion for growing and cultivating roses. He was also content driving a 20-year old car and had a fetish for obscure colored Dodge Dart cars (AKA "Peamobile"). Up until he retired he wore white shirts and "Double-Windsor knotted ties" to work, to the grocery store and hardware store, and some even believed that he probably wore the tie to bed. One of his better-known shenanigans occurred while working on a surveying crew near Alliance, NE. One night after work he befriended a wealthy local lad named Whitey. After tipping a few glasses with the lad he traded his college roommate's road-weary 1936 Harley for a new 1948 Ford pick-up truck. Whitey began racing the cycle up and down the sidewalks of the town. Watching all of this, the local Sheriff felt powerless to do anything, as Whitey's family was very influential in town. Feeling sorry for Whitey, Norman's compassionate roommate called the trade off and gave him his pick up truck back. He sacrificed most of what he had for the betterment of his children. He demanded a strong work ethic and a compassionate nature, which is now being passed on to his grandchildren. His wife, seven children, and nine grandchildren survive him. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St, Phoenix, AZ 85014-5656.
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JORDAN -- Alma Cleatus NeeSmith Jordan died at her home in Albuquerque, NM Wednesday, February 16, 2005 after a long illness. She has lived in Albuquerque since July 2000. She was a member of Central United Methodist Church in Albuquerque. She is survived by her husband, William Earlie Jordan of Albuquerque. They were married November 25, 1933 in Toombs County, GA near Lyons and Vidalia. She was born April 15, 1914 to Hurdrey Alexander NeeSmith, Sr. and Mattie Partin NeeSmith. She lived in Toombs County, GA including several years in Lyons. She was a very active member of Lyons United Methodist Church. In 1959 she and Earlie moved with their family to McAllen, TX. They were very active in St. Mark's United Methodist Church. In 1980 they move to Las Cruces, NM. They were members of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children: Betty and Jim Richards, Marion and Donna Jordan, and Angus Jordan, all of Albuquerque, Peggy and Robert Wycoff of Victoria, TX, and Wanda Jordan Bedinghaus of Denver, CO. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Steve and Linda Coats of Lewes, DE, Mark and Jennifer Coats of Albuquerque, Randy Coats and Debbie Atencio of Albuquerque, Debbie and Mark Gerner of Mesquite, TX, Blake Jordan and Ann Morey of Albuquerque, Sabrina Wycoff and Martin Cano of Cypress, TX, Jeremy and Laurie Wycoff of Corpus Christi, TX, and Garret Wycoff of Austin, TX. She has 13 great-grandchildren. Also she is survived by numerous nieces and nephews who loved her dearly. All during her life Cleatus was a very positive force in her own life and in that of her family. Her warm love and humorous spirit were an inspiration to all who knew her. Her faith in God and the goodness of life were guiding principles for her and her family. Services will be held Monday, February 21, 2005, 11:00 a.m. at Central United Methodist Church with Pastor Steve McElroy officiating. Interment will take place Tuesday, February 22, 2005, 2:00 p.m. at Las Cruces Masonic Cemetery, Las Cruces, NM. Friends may visit Sunday, February 20, 2005, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Memorial donations may be made to Central United Methodist Church, 1615 Copper NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106 for the Youth Program. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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KREMER -- Eugene (Ted). The family of Eugene (Ted) Kremer wishes to thank all their relatives and friends who were in attendance of the services for Ted. They would also like to express their gratitude for all the love, care, and compassion that has been shown to them by Risen Savior Catholic Community, Ambercare Hospice, Laurel Canyon Healthcare Facility and The Woodmark Assisted Living Facility. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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LOPEZ -- Frank "Kiko" Lopez, 89, was called home February 18, 2005. Frank was born in Duran, NM, January 29, 1916 to Vidal and Euginia Lopez and is preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Emelia Lopez; children Celina, Robert, and Gilbert Lopez; grandchild, Joseph Lopez; brother Pedro Lopez; sisters, Casimira Hijar, Mary Ortega, and Margarita Sanchez. He is survived by his children, Frank Lopez Jr. and wife Nancy, Armando Lopez, Joe Lopez and wife Joyce, Irvin Lopez and wife Dianna, and Danny Lopez; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. A Viewing will be held on Monday, February 21, 2005 at Salazar & Sons Mortuary from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Rosary will be recited following the viewing at 7:00 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. John the Baptist Church in Duran, NM at 11:00 a.m. on February 22, 2005, interment will follow at Duran NM Cemetery. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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LORAAS -- Bennie T. Loraas, 84, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away quietly at home, Saturday, February 12, 2005. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosa. He is survived by his three children; Sharon Wilbur and husband, Robert L. of San Antonio, TX, Roger Loraas and wife, Antoinette of Farmington, NM, and Margaret "Peggie" McCabe and husband, Bill of Albuquerque; ten grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. A Rosary will be recited Sunday, February 20, 2005 at 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, February 21, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at Risen Savior Catholic Community, 7701 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Please join the family following the service for coffee in the Marion Center. Interment will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 7999 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. Pallbearers will be Eric L. and Scott S. Wilbur, Matthew A. and Sean D. Loraas, William B. and Daniel A. McCabe, Robert L. Wilbur, Brandon Roberts, John Daves, John Heath, Peter Cogan and William J. McCabe. Visitation will be Sunday, February 20, 2005 from 1:00 p.m. until the Rosary. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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MAESTAS -- Abelina de Garcia Maestas, age 97, of Albuquerque passed away on February 18, 2005 at home with her family. She was born June 21, 1907 to Gabriel and Isabelita Garcia of El Porvenir, NM. She is preceded in death by her husband Rosendo Maestas, and her two children, Dolorita Maestas, and Augustin Maestas. She is survived by her three sons, Richard Maestas, Enrique Maestas and wife, Elena, Roger Maestas and wife, Mary; her three daughters, Corina Maestas and husband, Jose, Rosalie Padilla and husband, Eugene, Eva Fisher and husband, Silver; 40 grandchildren; 75 great-grandchildren; and six great-great- grandchildren. There will be a visitation on Wednesday February 23, 2005 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Sunrise. The Rosary will be recited 7:00 p.m. also at the Chapel of Sunrise. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church on Thursday February 24, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. followed by interment at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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MEADOWS -- Cindy Boren Meadows Born February 20, 1958 Died November 19, 2002 Happy Birthday Cindy. May the light always find you on a dreary day. When you need to be home, may you find your way. May you always have the courage to take a chance, And never find frogs in your underpants. - "Anonymous"
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MONTOYA -- RaLee Montoya passed away peacefully on Friday, February 11, 2005. She was born in Albuquerque, NM on November 20, 1968. During her 36 years with us, RaLee touched the lives of everyone she met with her strength, wit, and insight. We are all better for having known her, and we will cherish the gifts she has given us for the rest of our lives. RaLee wanted us to honor her memory by celebrating her life and remembering the joy and love she brought to our lives, rather than to lament the circumstances that took her from us. At RaLee's request, no Funeral Services are planned, but a celebration of her life will take place later this spring in Amalia, NM. We, her family, will miss RaLee terribly, but we take comfort, and we rejoice, in the fact that she is free. Arrangements are under the care of: Sunrise Funeral Options - West 2400 Southern Blvd. 891-9192
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MOORE -- Graveside Service for Tamara L. Moore will be held on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Vista Verde Cemetery in Rio Rancho. In lieu of flowers, please send donations for the support of Feildon's living expenses and education to the Feildon Fund, c/o Nahalat Shalom, 3606 Rio Grande NW. Abq., NM 87107. Arrangements by REFLECTIONS funerals & life celebrations.
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MORA -- Ramona M. Mora left this life peacefully on Thursday, February 17, 2005, at the age of 94 to join the many loved ones who went before her. Ramona loved life and wanted to live to be 100 if God had allowed. She was a great conversationalist and had many stories that she told with her wonderful sense of humor. She will be greatly missed by those who spent time with her and loved her. Adios querida Tia! As per Ramona's wishes, a cremation has taken place. Funeral Services are entrusted to: Alameda Mortuary 9420 Fourth Street NW 898-3160
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OMDAHL -- John L. (Jack). The family of John L. (Jack) Omdahl thanks everyone who has extended their love and support in our time of loss. 1 Cor. 13:13
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ROBLEDO -- SOCORRO. The family of Mrs. Socorro M. Robledo would like to thank all their relatives and friends for their kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement, for the beautiful floral tributes, and a special thank you to Deacon Santos Abeyta for officiating the Funeral Service, to Deacon Nestor Garcia for officiating the Prayer Service, and to the pallbearers. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Rd SW
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SANCHEZ -- Raymond A. 1958-2005 Raymond A. Sanchez, 46, a resident of Los Lunas, passed away on Thursday February 17, 2005. He was preceded in death by a son, Julius A. Sanchez; his parents, Abie and Maryann Sanchez; and his grandparents, Solomon and Marianita Sanchez and Nasario and Josie Gallegos. He is survived by his loving family: his wife, Carmen; his daughters, Shania G. Sanchez and Andrea N. Ortega; his sons, Raymond A. Sanchez Jr. and his wife, Angelica, and Gabriel T. Ortega and Yvonne Jaramillo; his grandmother, Anita Dimas; his sister, Jeanette Sanchez and Ray Chavez; his brothers Abie D. Sanchez, David J. Sanchez, and Phillip M. Sanchez; and one grandson, Jacob Sanchez. Visitation will be held on Sunday February 20, 2005 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Riverside Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday February 21, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church with Father Stephen Schultz officiating. Burial will follow in Our Lady of Belen Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Abie Sanchez Jr., Phillip Sanchez, Gabriel Ortega, Curtis Barela, Charles Stump, and Adrian Martinez. Arrangements by Riverside Funeral Home in Belen, 864-4448.
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SANDOVAL -- Benny Sandoval, 43, went home with the Lord after a courageous fight with a long illness on February 17. He was preceded in death by his loving grandparents Ernesto and Maria Asuncion Candelaria; uncle Ernest Candelaria; mother Florela Cordova; and sister Elaine Cordova. Benny is survived by his wife Laura; son Jonathan; and daughters Delorianna, Maria and Christina; his father Blas Sandoval and wife Alice; his loving sisters Charlotte Ramkowsky and husband Ed, Mary Juarez and husband Tony; brother Adan and wife Theresa; uncle Jimmy and wife Maria Ellena; and a large family of aunts; uncles; and cousins. Benny will be greatly missed by his friends and family, he taught those who were close to him that with God by your side, you can conquer all challenges in your life and rise above to be a better person. His laughter and smile will be missed. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 22, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas NE. Services will be held Wednesday, February 23 at 10:00 a.m. at French Mortuary, burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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SAYLES -- Maynard W. Sayles, 67, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 16, 2005. He is survived by his beautiful wife of 43 years, Patricia Sayles; and his daughters, Amy Luna, Betty Barela and husband Bryan, and his son Maynard Sayles. He also leaves behind eight grandchildren who will long for their Grandpa every day. A graduate of Westminster College in 1960, he and Pat moved to Albuquerque in 1967 where he worked for Missouri Research Laboratories for five years. In 1972, he formed Toltec Enterprises and what started as a T-shirt printing shop quickly became the most respected name in the Southwest for screen printing, laser engraving, and digital imaging for many government sponsored jobs. All of these things were possible because Maynard was relentless in his pursuit of knowledge and technology. His business brilliance was surpassed only by his love for his second home at ElVado Ranch and the special friends he was surrounded by. Our hearts are broken. The Albuquerque business community has lost a great man. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, February 22 at 10:00 a.m. at French Mortuary at. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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SPROUL -- Claudine Hudson Sproul, age 94, passed away on Thursday, February 17, 2005, in Albuquerque, NM. and is now with her heavenly Father and reunited with her husband of 71 years, Clarence Sproul. Claudine was born on December 25, 1910, in Auxier, KY to David W. and Margaret Davis Hudson. Claudine grew up in Wellston, OH - living out of town in the country. She walked 1 or 2 miles to school everyday with her three sisters, worshipped at Hope United Methodist Church, and played basketball for Wellston High School. She met and married Clarence Sproul after high school and they had three children. They lived in Wellston, Portsmouth, and Columbus, OH until 1945. Clarence's position with the Manhattan Project in Los Alamos brought him to New Mexico in January, 1945, and Claudine followed in July, 1945, traveling with their three small children on a troop train to Lamy, NM. Claudine retired from Sandia National Labs and spent more than twenty years traveling the United States with Clarence. She shared her gift of love by knitting, crocheting and quilting wonderful gifts for loved ones - treasures to all of them. She had great compassion for children less fortunate than her own participating in various missions work at Christ United Methodist Church. One of her favorite missions for 20 years was to knit caps and mittens for the San Jose Little School. She loves the Lord and faithfully prayed and read her Bible. She is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence G. Sproul, Jr. (1/23/13-10/16/04) and three sisters, Helen Charlotte Hudson (1906-2002), Alice Mae Hudson (1908-1996) and Sarah Virginia Long (1913-2003). Claudine is survived by three children - son, David Sproul and wife, Sue, Colorado Springs, CO; daughter, Jane Bickelman, Albuquerque; son, Jeff Sproul and wife, Mary, Albuquerque. She is also survived by seven grandchildren; Kevin Sproul and wife, Becky, Conifer, CO; Chris Sproul and wife, Pam, Camarillo, CA; Deborah Bickelman Burns and husband, Robert Burns, Santa Fe, NM; Eric Bickelman and wife, Becky, Albuquerque; Carol Bickelman Boren and husband, Rance, Brownwood, TX; Sarah Sproul Cole and husband, Cisco Cole, Blair, NE; and Jeffrey Sproul, Albuquerque. She also has 12 great-grandchildren. The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Presbyterian Hospice whose staff so lovingly helped Claudine and the family. Service will be held at the Chester T. French Memorial Chapel, Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE, Albuquerque, NM on Monday, February 21, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Michael Brunk, Christ United Methodist Church officiating. In lieu of followers, please make donations to the homeless shelter for families, Joy Junction, P. O. Box 27693, Albuquerque, NM 87125 French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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TORRES -- Frank B. Torres (Francisco) was buried at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe on February 16, 2005 with full military honors. Frank served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy. Present were his wife, Lorraine, family, relatives, and friends. Services were officiated by Deacon Juan Martiez. My beloved husband, I bless you, siempre con cario y amor, Lorraine.
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VAUGHN -- Le Roy Jim Vaughn II Dear Daddy, Happy Anniversary in Heaven. I love you! Marisa Gone but never forgotten. I'd give anything to see you smile again. You are one of a kind and deeply missed. Not a day goes by without a thought of you and a tear from me. You will always be in my heart. Love, Brisha
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WARD -- Loris E. Ward, beloved wife, mother, sister, and aunt passed away at home on Thursday, February 10, 2005 at age 79. She was born on January 28, 1926 to Carl and Pearl Wenk and was a life-long resident of Albuquerque. A loving, compassionate and selfless person, Loris leaves behind her husband of 58 years, Joe; her daughter, Jan Upshaw (Fred) of Las Cruces, NM; son, Carl (Bertha) of San Jose, CA; her brother, John Wenk (Grace) of Albuquerque; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Eris Wenk. She will be profoundly missed by all who knew her. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service to celebrate Loris' life will be held at Valley Christian Church, 2850 Gun Club Road SW, on Saturday, February 26, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations in Loris' name be made to Odyssey Health Care of Albuquerque, 3500 Comanche Road NE 87107.
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WERNER -- Dean. After living a wonderfully spiritual life, Dean departed this world on January 12, 2005, at the age of 75. He leaves behind his three children: daughter, Elizabeth; daughter, Carolyn; son, Michael; and seven grandchildren.
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