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ARAGON -- Frank Aragon, survivor of the Korean War, is at peace on March 7, 2005, age 77. He has six surviving daughters and sons: Margie Aragon, Robert Aragon, Ron Aragon, Laura Aragon, Donna Aragon, Tommy Aragon; seventeen grandchildren; and seventeen great-grandchildren. Services will be Friday, March 11, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. at Saint Joseph Rio Grande.
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ARNOLD -- Marie Hawkins Arnold, 86, of Albuquerque, formerly of T or C, NM, born May 8, 1918 in Mumfordsville, KY, went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, March 8, 2005. She was preceded in death by her husband Howard P. Arnold in 1982. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Joy Hammond and husband, G. Richard Hammond of Albuquerque, NM; grandsons, Richard E. Hammond and wife, LaRee of Edgewood, NM and H. Brent Hammond and wife, Jamie of Albuquerque, NM; nine great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held Friday, March 11, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at Heritage Christian Fellowship, 11104 Menual NE with Pastor Tim Maxwell officiating. Interment will take place at Vista Memory Gardens in Truth or Consequences, NM at 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 11, 2005. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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ASPREY -- Dr. Larned "Larry" Brown Asprey passed away two weeks before his 86th birthday at home in Mesilla Park, NM, early Sunday morning, (March 6, 2005), surrounded by his loving wife of 60 years, Margaret "Marge" Asprey; his seven children: Pete Asprey of Livermore, CA, Betty Strietelmeier of Los Alamos, NM, Barbara Asprey of Conifer, CO, Bob Asprey of Las Cruces, NM (and Huntsville, AL), Peggy Asprey of Los Altos, CA, Tom Asprey of Boulder, CO, and Bill Asprey of Alamagordo, NM; and numerous grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Winifred Asprey of Vassar at Poughkeepsie, NY; and a brother, Robert B. Asprey of Sarasota, FL. Like everything else in his life, Larry did it his way. He was one of the best dads, grandpas, and husbands ever. Larry was born on March 19, 1919 in Sioux City, IA. His distinguished career began in Chicago with the Army on the Manhattan Project (which developed the Atom Bomb, ending World War II). He then earned his Doctorate in chemistry at Berkeley and spent the next 35 years as a research chemist at Los Alamos National Laboratory. There he worked on Actinide, Fluoride, and Rare Earth (among many other) elements. He spent one year in 1981-82 as a visiting scientist with the European Community in Karlsruhe, Germany. After retiring from LANL he volunteered as an adjunct professor at New Mexico State University. Ever the scientist, he has donated his body to the University of New Mexico Medical School. Per his request, in lieu of flowers or a memorial service, donations may be sent to the Larry Asprey Scholarship Fund at New Mexico State University (Checks should be made out to "NMSU Foundation" and sent to: The NMSU Foundation, In memory of Larry Asprey, PO Box 3590, Las Cruces, NM 88003). The family will gather in Las Cruces later this month on what would have been his 86th birthday to remember and celebrate the life of a wonderful person.
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BALLWEG -- Lawrence Henry Ballweg (Larry), a resident of Albuquerque since 1970, passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2005. He was born in Rahway, NJ and spent his childhood in Newburgh, NY. Larry graduated from the St. Lawrence University, Ohio State University and University of Chicago with BS, MS and MBA Degrees and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi Honorary Societies. He joined the Armed Forces as a flying cadet in 1941 and retired as a Colonel in the Air Force after 30 years of service. He was involved in such programs as nuclear powered aircraft, rocket technology and director of the rocket test track at Holloman AFB. His first 26 years were spent as a research and development manager with the US Air Force Systems Command. His last 4 years were spent as commandant of cadets and professor of Air Force ROTC at the University of Illinois. Following his military career he spent 12 years as an administrator at the University of New Mexico, College of Pharmacy. He was an active member of the Catholic Community at Kirtland AFB and Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish. He spent many hours a week volunteering in such organizations as Meals on Wheels and Albuquerque Retired Volunteer Programs. He is survived by his wife, Ellen, of Albuquerque; son, Allen of Albuquerque; daughter, Ann Anderson and her husband, Kristian; grandsons, Erik and Kyle of Granite Bay, CA. Mass will be celebrated on Friday, March 11, 2005, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Annunciation Catholic Church, 2532 Vermont St. NE. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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CHAVEZ -- Ernest Jr. The Chavez Families would like to thank the Salazar Family, Reflections Funerals & Life Celebrations, for their professional 24 hour service for our dearly departed ones.
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CHIUSANO -- Joseph "Joe" John Chiusano, 68, a resident of Rio Rancho since 1989, passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2005. Joe was born March 28, 1936 the son of Vincent and Lucy Davaina Chiusano in Brooklyn, NY. He had worked as an engineer at Leviton Manufacturing in New York for over 30 years. Joe was co owner of Rio Rancho Ironworks. He founded the Westside Cruisers Car Club; he loved to cook and especially loved to eat. Was a wonderful husband and father. Joe never met a stranger, and enjoyed joking around with others. Was known as a true schmoozer. Joe is survived by his beloved wife Patricia of Rio Rancho; three children, Lauren Morrano and husband, Randy of Brooklyn, NY, Brian Chiusano of Brooklyn, NY, and Trish Motzkus and husband, Kyle of Brillion, WI; five grandchildren, Ryan, Alexandra, Vincent, Joseph, and Andrew; and a host of loving friends. A Celebration of Life will be held for Joe on Sunday, March 13, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary, Sara Rd. at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho. In lieu of flowers, it has been suggested that memorials be made in Joe's name to the Westside Cruisers, 2321 Arlin Court, Rio Rancho, NM 87124. Donations will benefit the Rio Rancho Parks and Recreation Sports Camp. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary Rio Rancho, New Mexico 892-9920
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DUNCAN -- Pearl Eunice Duncan, 74, a resident of Rio Rancho since 1999, passed away on Monday, March 7, 2005. Pearl was born April 28, 1930, the daughter of Harry Lund and Mable Charlotte Hansen Anderson in Tacoma, WA. She had worked for the State Government in Washington before retiring and moving to New Mexico. She was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church in Tacoma, WA and the Rio Rancho United Methodist Church in Rio Rancho. She was a very devoted member of the Eagles, was past Madame President of the Eagles Auxiliary. Pearl loved playing games, Dominos, cards, and a big bingo fan. Pearl is survived by three children, James Knight and wife, Mirafe of Norfolk, VA, Rebecca Rork and husband, John of Rio Rancho, and Trine Bennett of Keizer, OR; one sister, Harriet Metzker of Tacoma, WA; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary, Sara Rd. at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho with Rev. Mark Conkling officiating. Interment of cremated remains will be in the Mountain View Memorial Park in Tacoma, WA. It has been suggested that memorials in Pearl's name be made to the American Cancer Society, 5800 Lomas Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 90790, Albuquerque, NM 87199-0790. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary Rio Rancho, New Mexico 892-9920
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ESPARZA -- Andrew Esparza, a resident of Bernalillo, NM died suddenly on Tuesday, March 8, 2005 at the age of 38. Andrew is survived by his mother, Connie Graham; his son, Robert Pohl Esparza; four sisters, Teresa Johnson, Stephanie Kolvisto, Smanatha Hart, Kathleen Miller; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service to be held on Saturday, March 12, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at 1st Baptist Church of Bernalillo.
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HERRERA -- Emma O. Herrera, age 77, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2005 in Albuquerque. A resident of Los Angeles for 20 years, she moved back home to Albuquerque in 1987. Emma loved sewing, quilting, and making blankets. She is survived by her son, Albert E. Lopez and wife, Rita of Santa Barbara, CA; brother, Pat F. Trujillo and wife, Trinnie of Albuquerque; two sisters, Florence Escarcida and husband, Victor, Helen Trujillo-Cavalier and husband, Tom, all of Albuquerque; three granddaughters, which she loved dearly, Amanda, Deanna, and Rian; many other nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who loved and will miss her. Memorial Services will be held at San Jose de Duranes Mission, 2110 Los Luceros Rd., with a Rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 11, 2005. Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 12, 2005 at 4:15 p.m. A reception will follow the Mass at the Parish Hall. The family would like to thank Princeton Place Nursing Center Unit 4 Staff, and Zia Hospice for their loving care and compassion for Emma and her family during these difficult times. We love you and we will miss you. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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JENNINGS -- Thelma M. Jennings, age 88, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away at Laurel Heights Healthcare Wednesday, March 9, 2005. She and her seven siblings were born and raised in Springdale, AR where her father was a circuit riding preacher. She married Lawrence Jennings and moved to California during the Great Depression where they raised their three children. He preceded her in death in 1984. Thelma retired from General Electric in California before moving with her husband to Arkansas and later Albuquerque in 1973. She had been a long-time member of Del Norte Baptist Church and most recently attended First Baptist Church of West Albuquerque. She was a loving and devoted mother who enjoyed handwork, knitting, quilting, and making slipper-socks for her family. She is survived by her three children: Dean Jennings and wife, Georgia, Bill Jennings and wife, Joann, Joyce Flowers and husband, Vic; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 15 step-great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rachel Williams and Mary McGee. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, March 12, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chester T. French Mausoleum Chapel at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary - Westside Chapel on Friday, March 11, 2005 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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JESS -- Mary E. Jess, 90, a resident of Albuquerque, died Wednesday, March 9, 2005. She is survived by her daughters, Lisa Lembcke, Patty Lucian, Patty Brinkhopf, Margarita Hope, and their families. Mrs. Jess was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. John D. Jess. Graveside Services will be held Friday, 3:00 p.m., at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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JONES -- Evelyn Nobel Rawls Jones passed away on Sunday, March 6, 2005. She was 76 years of age. She is survived by her three children: Paul, Jim, Bill, three nieces; Jan, Julie, and Jean; and three grandchildren: Stenia, Jimmy, and Debbie. Born on Monday, July 22, 1926, in Tampa, FL to Edgar and Leila Rawls. In 1928, the family arrived by train at the Alvarado train station and hotel in Albuquerque, due to her father's tuberculosis illness from participating in WWI. The family resided on 242 Hermosa, and her father passed away in 1932. She graduated from Albuquerque High School 1940 and married Bertraham W. Browning, also an Albuquerque High School graduate. In 1964, she remarried to Olis Lavoise Jones, from Macadoo, TX. Her career was as a Mother and Wife. She never gave up on any of her children, nieces, or her husband. She was a loving Mother, Wife, an inspiration, and admired by everyone that knew her. She will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace Mother, your task is finally done. She volunteered and served at Albuquerque homeless shelters, loved New Mexico, and was awarded the Coronado Mall's Hero award. Memorial Services will be held at Central United Methodist Church Chapel, on Saturday, 12, 2005 at 10:00 a.m., 1615 Copper, NE, (University at Central), Albuquerque, NM. On Sunday, March 13, 2005, she will be placed next to her Husband in the Jones family plot in McAdoo, TX. Arrangements under the directions of: Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors 3113 Carlisle Blvd. NE Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110
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LEE -- Dorothy Ann Roybal Lee was born in Wagon Mound, NM to Tena and Tranq Roybal August 24, 1927. Her family moved to Las Vegas, NM in 1941 where she graduated from high school. She married Elwyn James Lee June 29, 1946 who preceded her in death in 1998. They had four children; two boys and two girls. One daughter, Donna Jean, preceded her in death August 27, 1948. Survivors include son, Wade Lee and wife, Donna; daughter, Tana Satterfield and husband, Bill; son, Warren Lee and wife, Rose; six grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 12, 2005, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 3905 Las Vegas Dr. SW. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Andrew's United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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LINDSEY -- Annie Maxine Lindsey, 84, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at Simple Pleasures Senior Care in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 11, 2005 at French Mortuary at 7121 Wyoming Boulevard NE. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Annie Maxine (or "Tissie," as she was known to her family) was born on January 7, 1921, in Monahans, TX. She worked in Midland, TX, for the oil industry, eventually moving to Albuquerque, where she met the love of her life, Coy Lindsey. They were married in Alamogordo in 1957 and made their residence in Albuquerque, where they enjoyed forty years together. Maxine was preceded in death by her husband, Coy; by her mother and father, M. B. and Katharine Aline Pitzer; and by her three brothers; Preston Knox Pitzer, Jack Albert Pitzer, and David B. Pitzer. She is survived by her sister, Katherine Adele Waller; by her cousin, James Mogford; and by numerous other relatives, including her special niece, Jenifer Saltzman. Throughout her life, Maxine was an independent businesswoman who loved her family and her work. She was devoted to Coy, lovingly caring for him until his earthy departure in 1997. Maxine loved to give, continually purchasing presents for her loved ones and donating liberally to Christian organizations and to those in need. She will be greatly missed by those dear to her. The family wishes to express gratitude to the Simple Pleasures Senior Care staff for all their loving consideration to Annie Maxine. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400
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LUJAN -- Ignacia Paula Duran, beloved, daughter, wife mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend, born June 19, 1910, born into eternal life on March 8, 2005. She had been an elementary school teacher, played the piano by ear, sang and recently, when she couldn't remember a lot of things, she hummed. Ignacia was known for her cooking, pottery making, crocheting, math skills, and her love for and pride in her children. Her love of God and her Catholic faith caused some to return to the faith of their fathers. She was highly intelligent, outgoing, warm-hearted, loving with a great sense of humor. Ignacia was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two infant children; three sisters; and two grandsons, Richard Lujan and Marcus Blasi. She is survived by her children, Evelyn Baca, Charles and Willie Lujan, Peggy and Tony Blasi; four grandsons; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; one brother-in-law; several nieces; nephews; friends; and her six step-grandsons and their families. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, 2005 at the chapel at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 7999 Wyoming NE (Wyoming and Paseo Del Norte. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Alzheimers Association of New Mexico Chapter, 9500 Montgomery Blvd NE, Alburquerque, NM 87111.
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MARSHALL -- S. William "Bill" Marshall, 91, passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2005. He is survived by two daughters, Margaret Ann Marshall of Arlington, VA and Elizabeth Marie Marshall of Albuquerque; two sons, David William Marshall and wife, Margaret C. Marshall and James Peter Marshall and wife, Emily G. Marshall, all of San Antonio, TX; four granddaughters, Karen M. Marshall and Kelly A. Marshall of San Antonio, TX and Kasi E. Marshall and Megan A. Marshall, both of Albuquerque; two grandsons, David Wm. Marshall of San Antonio, TX and Nicholas J. Marshall of Albuquerque; close friend, Ruth E. Rahe of Albuquerque; and his nieces and nephews. Mr. Marshall was a long time member of the Central United Methodist Church and the Zia Daylight Masonic Lodge #77 - AF & AM. Services will be held on Saturday, 1:00 p.m., Central United Methodist Church, 1615 Copper NE. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Friday, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Central United Methodist Church or the Animal Humane Assoc., 615 Virginia SE, 87108. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE. 843-6333
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MARTINEZ -- ROBERTO "TONY" A. MARTINEZ, 73, a resident of Cuba, went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, March 8, 2005. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emiliano and Lucarita Martinez. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Esther Martinez; children, Anthony R. Martinez and wife, Pamela, Mark A. Martinez and companion, Julie Baca and daughter, Luanna Avilucea and companion, Buddy Tobyas; grandchildren, Lisa Martinez and Steven Brown, Christina M. White and husband, Aaron, Laura Martinez, Mana and Marcos Martinez and Lucas Avilucea; great-grandchildren, Eric and Brittany Brennan; brothers, Mel Martinez and wife, Emma and Arthur Martinez; sisters, Angie Grande and husband, Rudy, Rosanne Lemke, Bianca Marti and husband, Joe, Alicia Luciani and numerous other nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Visitation was to begin on Thursday, March 10, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church in Cuba with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated on Friday, March 11, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. also at Immaculate Conception Church in Cuba. Burial to follow at the Cuba Catholic Cemetery with the following serving as pallbearers, Lisa, Mana and Tim Martinez, Jordan Marti, Marcos Martinez and Lucas Avilucea. Honorary pallbearers named are, Joe Marti, Buddy Tobyas, Tanya Lemke, Michael Martinez, Thomas Grande, Brian Baca, and Jeffery Gurule. The family of Roberto "Tony" A. Martinez has entrusted his funeral arrangements to the DeVargas Funeral Home of the Espanola Valley. 505-747-7477 or 1-877-747-3600
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MURPHY -- John Joseph Murphy, survivor of World War II and the Baton March, born January 6, 1919, died February 28, 2005 at age 86. Survived by: three daughters, Laura Garcia, Cecilia Rivera, Rosalie Rivera; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Special Mass will be given on April 3, 2005 at 10:15 a.m., location: San Felipe Parish, 2005 N. Plaza NW (243-4628).
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NGUYEN -- Diane Nguyen 49, a resident of Albuquerque, died at her home with her beloved family on Tuesday, March 8, 2005, after a two year battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband, Paul; two sons, Chris and John; daughter, Carolynn; three sisters, Thi Tuoi, Thom, and Do of New York; and two brothers, Duong and Phong of New York. Diane was born in Vietnam and had been a New Mexican since 1977. She always treated others as if they were part of her own family. While running Saigon Far East- a Vietnamese restaurant located on San Pedro and Kathryn, she touched people's lives through their hearts and filling their stomachs with wonderful delicious food. Her devotion to her family was so strong; she would do anything for them. "She taught me a strong work ethic, dedication and how to get along with people," says Chris, her oldest son. "Everybody that she came in contact with, she loved them and they loved her. She always loved to bring a smile to a person's face." Her Catholic faith was an important part of her life and she was a member of the Holy Ghost Church. A Rosary will be recited Friday, March 11, 2005, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Mass will be celebrated Saturday, March 12, 2005, 10:30 a.m., at Holy Ghost Church, 833 Arizona St. SE. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Diane T. Nguyen's name to cancer research at the University of New Mexico Cancer Research, CRTC, Attn: Raney Weiler-Development, MSC 08-4630, 1 University of NM, Albuquerque, 87131-0001. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400
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PLACENCIO -- Dewey Kelley III, passed away March 7, 2005 shortly following his fathers death, Dewey Kelley II on March 4, 2005. Kelley is the beloved son of Cathy Strange-Placencio; brother, Sean Patrick Placencio; grandfather, Damon Strange; grandmother, Nadine Strange; uncles, Michael Strange, Patrick Strange , Richard Strange; and many relatives in Silver City, New Mexico. Also survived by a very good friend, Ross. Viewing services will be Friday, March 11, 2005 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Services held at Fitzgerald & Sons Strong Thorne Mortuary at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, 2005 at 3113 Carlisle NE, Abq. 884-1188. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Sympathy cards may be sent to Cathy Strange Placencio c/o Nadine Strange, 1521 Los Arboles NW, Albq., NM 87107.
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REAL -- Suesanna W. Real, 94. A Rosary will be recited on Friday March 11, 2005 at Salazar & Sons Mortuary at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Immaculate Conception Church on Saturday March 12, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be George Pino, Carlos Baca, John Burwinkle, Brian Kelly, Bob Vigil, and Paul Piersol. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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RODRIGUEZ -- Ben Rodriguez, 65, a native of Albuquerque, lost his courageous battle with cancer March 8, 2005. He was preceded in death by his father Benny Rodriguez in 1983 and by his beloved son, Alan in 1997. He is survived by his wife, Zoe, his "bestest buddy" of 41 years; very special daughter, Monica; mother, Josephine Rodriguez; sisters, Celsa Tafoya, Alberta (Fida) Sandoval and husband, Pete; brother, Dan; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ben was born in the old St. Josephs Hospital on May 20, 1939. He graduated in 1958 from old Albuquerque High, excelling in sports. Ben went into the Army and was stationed at Bainbridge Island in Washington State specializing in missiles. He attended Browning Commercial School and UNM. Ben became an accountant apprentice, thus becoming comptroller for House of Carpets for 18 years. He founded Carpets and More and made it the successful carpet store it is today. Ben had many colleagues in the carpet industry, the Apartment Association and in advertising, as well, and they all became close friends. Ben had a tremendous zest for life. He loved to have a good laugh. A hard worker, he will always be remembered as a dignified, compassionate and gracious man who was very much admired and respected. His loss will be immeasurable. Four doves will be released at the burial site, each to represent a member of the family, Ben, Zoe, Monica, and Alan with the faith that they will all be together again some day. Mass will be celebrated Saturday, March 12, 2005, 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Annunication Catholic Church, Vermont at Claremont with Rev. Ronald Bruckner, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Peter Sandoval, Fabian Gallegos, Lando Gallegos, Bobby Santiago, Tim Payne and Victor Gonzales. Honorary pallbearers will be Fermin Durham, Flint McCollough, and Simeon Cook, Charlie Romero, Carlos Salazar, and Jeremy Navarro. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd, NE 275-3500
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ROMERO -- Antonia J. Romero June 13, 1927 to March 9, 2005 Services will be held in the Chapel at Riverside Saturday March 12, 2005 Viewing from 2-7 p.m. Service to follow at 7 p.m. Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque 225 San Mateo NE (505) 764-9663
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SWANSON -- Robert "Bob" Andrew Swanson, 61, a resident of Albuquerque for the past three and a half years, and formerly of Farmington, NM since 1989, passed away on Friday, March 4, 2005. Bob was born November 3, 1943 in Wisconsin. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the DAV Chapter in Aztec, NM. Bob enjoyed all outdoor activities, hunting, fishing, and camping. He also enjoyed traveling and seeing different parts of the country. Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Lynn, in 1972. He is survived by his son, Michael Swanson (U.S. Navy, Kuwait); and special friend, John Garcia of Aztec, NM. A Graveside Service will be held for Bob on Monday, March 14, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe with Military Honors presented by the U.S. Army Honor Guard. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary Rio Rancho, New Mexico 892-9920
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TULLOCH -- Arthur Thomas Tulloch, 45, passed away at home Monday, March 7, 2005 following a battle with cancer. A long- time resident of Albuquerque, he was born in Syracuse, NY. Arthur was preceded in death by his father, Frederick Tulloch, and he is survived by his mother, Marie Tulloch; sisters, Beth Fasano and husband, Christopher, Kathy Tulloch and partner, Howard Arris, all of Albuquerque, Christine Kahn and husband, David of Holland, PA, and Kimberly Guinnip and husband, Peter of Auburn, NY; along with his brother, Alan Reynolds and partner, Linda Renaud of Santa Monica, CA; several uncles, aunts, and cousins. He was the loving uncle to nine nieces and nephews. In addition to many others, he was loved by long-time friends, Dana Frickey and Martha Grant of Albuquerque, Daniel and Sheila Auckerman of Westminster, MD, and Tansy Deutsch and partner, Liz Bell of Rochester, NY. A graduate of UNM, following the receipt of his Bachelors' Degree, he pursued his Medical Degree at UNM, and was also a substitute teacher at the Albuquerque Public Schools. The family would like to thank Joan, Edie, and all the staff at University Hospice for the compassion and care they gave Arthur and his family. A memorial celebration will be held for all friends and family who wish to celebrate his life. The celebration will take place on Saturday, April 9, 2005 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the home of his sister and brother-in-law, Beth and Christopher Fasano, 716 Palomas, NE. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to UNMH Hospice: University Hospice, 1650 University NE Suite 200, Albuquerque, NM. 87102. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ., NM. 87107. 505-343-8008
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VEGA -- Pedro "Pete" Vega March 11, 1995 - March 11, 2005 Ten years have passed since we laid you to rest So much has changed in our family since that windy March day Some additions were made and some losses were taken Through it all you have never been forgotten We cry now and then We still miss you so much Just listen, we call you to pray for us You live in our hearts, you play in our dreams Your kindness and love is a part of who we are We are thankful for knowing such a wonderful man A husband, a father, a brother, a friend Ten years have passed since we laid you to rest Not a day has gone by that you haven't been missed You have been missed so much. Your loving wife Evelyn, children Rosanne, Christine, Pete, Melissa, Marina, Manuel
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WILSON -- Daniel Ross Wilson. The family and friends of Daniels would like to thank all that were in attendance of the Funeral Service. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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