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AGUIRRE -- Ciprian A. Aguirre went home to be with the Lord on March 17, 2005 at the age of two. He was born on November 21, 2002 in Albuquerque, NM. He is survived by his father, Mario Aguirre; mother, Crucita Ramirez; brother, Mario Aguirre; sister, Joline Ramirez; and his grandparents, Denise Moreno, Josephine Baca, Maria Uribe, and Macario Aguirre. He will be deeply missed by all. A Rosary will be recited on Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Eighth Street Chapel of Garcia Mortuary. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at the Santuario de San Martin Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Fairview Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Freddie Ramirez, Leo Chavez, Lawrence Chavez, and Rick Martinez. Funeral Services are in the care of: GARCIA MORTUARY 717 Stover Ave. SW 243-5222
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ALESCH -- Brian A. Alesch, 46, passed away on March 17, 2005, in the loving home of his parents. Born on March 16, 1959, in Shawano, WI, he was naturally a huge Green Bay Packers fan. Brian was also an avid fan of Dale Earnhart Sr., and he raced through life in a similar fashion. His final race was against cancer, and after a long battle, he has joined the Lord's team. Brian is survived by his parents, Vern and Mary Alesch; sister, Donna Alesch Newell; niece, Katie Newell; nephew, Jake Newell, all of Albuquerque; special friend, Jennella Crouch, of Carlsbad; many aunts, uncles, and cousins from Madison, WI and Mount Prospect, IL; and numerous friends throughout the state of New Mexico. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at Sangre de Cristo Catholic Church, 8901 Candelaria NE. Should friends desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Health Care for the Homeless, P.O. Box 25445, Albuquerque, NM 87125-0445 or the Barrett House, 10300 Constitution Avenue NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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ARRIOLA -- Mary Ester Valdez Arriola. The family would like to thank all there relatives and friends for attending the Rosary and the Mass. They would also like to thank Fr. Bill Sanchez for reciting the Rosary and Celebrating the Funeral Mass; the casket bears; those who sent floral tributes, cards, and food. Your kindness will all ways be remembered. Funeral Services were entrusted to: Alameda Mortuary 9420 Fourth Street NW 898-3160
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BARNSLEY -- Marie Agnes Barnsley, 86, born in San Francisco, CA on October 23, 1918 and a resident of Albuquerque since 1984, passed away on March 14, 2005 from cancer. She is survived by her sons, David Lloyd, and Daniel Joseph and his wife, Debra Marie; and her grandchildren, Jasmine Patricia Marie and her husband, John David Pitcher, and Jesse Daniel. She was married to Ivan Lloyd Barnsley on March 17, 1945, and they were married for forty-six years. She was a volunteer for many religious and charitable organizations. In Lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to any of your favorite charities. Marie Agnes will be greatly missed by all of her loved ones and remembered for her inner and outer beauty, her generosity for those in need, and her beautiful soul. Cremation has already taken place and burial arrangements are pending, but she will be put to rest with her husband at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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BENSON -- Donald E., 75, passed away at home March 19, 2005. He was preceded in death by his parents, E.W. and Ruby Benson, and brother, David. He is survived by his wife, Alice of 56 years of marriage; sister, Sylvia Schrumpf; and brothers, Ernie and Jan Benson. Also many nieces and nephews, and children, Connie D' Agostino, Janet Benson, Jim Benson and Kelly Benson. Three grandchildren: Andrea, Marisa and Morgan Benson. Don graduated from Wheaton College, Fuller Theological Seminary and went with his wife to the Philippines for 15 years as a church-planter. Then he pastured three churches in Albuquerque, retiring in December 2003. His lifetime desire was to share Jesus Christ with as many people as possible. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, March 21, 2005, 2 p.m. at the Church of Albuquerque 3021 Todos Santos NW with Rev. David Crosby officiating. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services 2919 4th NW Alb. NM 87107 343-8008.
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BOTSFORD -- Harold E. Botsford, Jr., a longtime resident of Northern New Jersey, both West Milford and Ringwood, died Sunday, February 27, 2005 at the Greenwood Lake Airport. Hal was the youngest child born to Harold E. and Ludwina A. Botsford on December 13, 1925 in Ithaca, NY. He is survived by three siblings, Edna, Glenn, and Gertrude; and also by his four children, Steven, Laurel, Brian with wife, Ann, and Alison. He was Grandpa Hal to five grandkids, Stephanie, Colin, Peter, Bryce, and Evan. His wife of 21 years, Beverly, preceded him in death, as well as his sisters, Eleanore and Jeanne. Hal Botsford was a born pilot; up in the air from the age of 16 years until his dying day at 79 he flew or talked about flying, influencing many to follow their similar dreams. This remarkable man ferried mail and supplies in the Alaskan bush, logged airline time in the United States, accumulated 26,808 prop and corporate jet hours in the skies throughout 6 continents and visited 145 countries around the world; you could say that Experience was his middle name. Hal Botsford lived for flight, pursuing it to the end. Flying was just one love in Hal's life. He lived like he had to get it all in. Travel, athletics, friends, and family; somehow they all linked together for this man on the active go. He wished to be an eagle, so that he could soar and soar. He will be truly missed, he is truly loved, and his absence now makes him wished for again. We love you, Hal. A Celebration Memorial Service will be held at the Discovery Flight Training and Maintenance at Greenwood Lake Airport, 126 Airport Road, West Milford, NJ for Hal on Saturday, March 26, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. Friends of Hal and those of you who knew of him are welcome to attend. Arrangements by Cremation Society of New Jersey. In lieu of flowers, the "Hal Botsford Gift of Wings Fund" for student pilots will be open for donations.
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BRITO -- Jenelle. The family of Jenelle Brito would like to extend there thanks to everyone that was so supportive and helpful at this difficult time of loss. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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BROWN -- Ernest Edward Brown, 87, a resident of Clovis, NM, died Wednesday, March 16, 2005. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Aulena J. Brown of Clovis, NM; daughters, Darline Howard and husband, Don of Clovis, NM, Kathrine Powers of Mesa, AZ; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; three great- great-grandchildren; sister, Lucille Blaine of Riverbank, CA. Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his sons, James Ernest Brown and Walter Edward Brown; daughter, Frances Wanda Scott; and sister, Edith Estes. He moved to New Mexico in 1928 from Oklahoma. Mr. Brown lived in Albuquerque for 57 years prior to moving to Clovis in 1997. He retired from Swartzman Packing Co. in 1982 after 42 years of service. Graveside Services will be held Monday, March 21, 2005, at 10:00 a.m., at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd, NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary, University Blvd Chapel, Sunday 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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BROWN -- Gary Brown, 65, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2005. Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his wife, Collette. He is survived by his loving children, Debbie, Dottie, Dawn, Beverly, Tim, Julie, Stacy, Dana, Jeff, Stephanie, and David; 25 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Janice; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. The family of Mr. Brown will be celebrating and reflecting on his life with a Viewing and Burial. A Viewing for Mr. Brown will be Tuesday morning 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the Reflection of Life Chapel, 2400 Washington St. NE. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Assocation or Albuquerque Dream Center, 201 Valencia NE 87108. REFLECTIONS Funerals & Life Celebrations 2400 Washington Street NE Albuquerque, NM 87110 884-5777
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BUCHANAN -- William J. Buchanan, 79, a longtime resident of Albuquerque, died Wednesday, March 16, 2005. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Milli; sons, William J. Buchanan III and wife, Becky, Steven T. Buchanan, and James M. Buchanan; a daughter, Rebecca J. and husband, Cyrous Sarkhosh; four grandchildren, Wendy and Eric Luhn, Bill Buchanan IV, Natasha and Camron Sarkhosh; and brother, Waller Clements. Bill was a gentle, loving giant of a man who was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother. He loved fishing and getting together with his buddies to play poker. Bill taught several writing classes at the University of New Mexico and was an accomplished author. A patriot, he served his country for 27 years in the Air Force before pursuing his writing career. Services will be held on Monday, March 21, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 10000 Spain Rd. NE, 87111. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Friends may visit French Mortuary on Sunday, March 20, 2005 from 2-3:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Albuquerque Rescue Mission, Inc., 509 2nd St. SW, 87102, or Disabled American Veterans Department of NM, PO Box 3907 Station D, 87190. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400
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BURGESS -- Lovola F. West. We have sadly lost a dear mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to so many. Lovola F. West Burgess, 88, passed away on March 18, 2005 at her home in Albuquerque with her beloved family by her side. Those who knew her would agree that she lived a life of passion, celebrating life to the fullest each day, while devoting a great deal of her time and talents to volunteer work to benefit children and the elderly. Born in Clarksville, Iowa on May 18, 1916, Lovola West earned a Bachelors Degree at the University of Iowa in 1937 and married Howard Burgess, her husband of 61 years, in 1939. She later moved to Albuquerque and earned a Masters Degree in Guidance and Counseling at the University of New Mexico in 1959. Her professional experience included 25 years of devoted service to the Albuquerque Public Schools beginning in 1953 as an English teacher at Ernie Pyle Junior High, Washington Junior High, and then Valley High School where she was a guidance counselor. She later became the Assistant Principal of Del Norte High School and then Principal of Rio Grande High School, where she retired in 1978. Her career of volunteer activities included National President of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) from 1992-1994; the AARP Board of Directors; The Governor's Health Care Cost and Access Commission; Member of the Board of Directors for the Coalition for Children; volunteer for the Human Services Coalition; and Washington Senior Intern for former U.S. Representative Manual Lujan. In addition, Lovola recently served on the Policy Advisory Committee of the State Agency on Aging; the State Medicaid Advisory Committee; the State Managed Long Term Care Advisory Committee; and the St. Joseph's PACE Advisory Committee. Her death follows that of her husband, Howard, and her older daughter, Suzanne Lewis. She is survived by her younger daughter, Patricia Kerr, a retired reading specialist in the Albuquerque Public Schools; son-in-law, Bill Kerr, a retired APS special education teacher; son-in-law, Larry Lewis; granddaughter, Jennifer Sturgeon Burita and her husband, Mike, of Alexandria, Virginia; granddaughter, Julie Sturgeon of Littleton, Colorado; and great-grandsons, Alex Burita, age 2, and Evan Burita, age 2 months. A Memorial Service is scheduled for Sunday, April 10, 2005 at 2:30 p.m. at Grace Church in Albuquerque, located at 6901 San Antonio NE. In lieu of flowers, Lovola's family has requested that contributions be made to Presbyterian Hospice of Albuquerque, 8011 Constitution NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110.
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CANO -- EDWARD JR. The family of Edward (Butch) Cano Jr., would like to thank all their relatives and friends for their kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavment; for the beautiful floral tributes; and a special thank you to Father Frank Prieto, St. Joseph on the Rio Grande Catholic Church, presider of the Mass; to Lourdes Garcia for reciting the Rosary; and to the United States Marine Corps for the Military Honors. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Rd SW
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CAPPUCCILLI-BURT -- C. Prescilia Cappuccilli, 59, a resident of Albuquerque, died Wednesday, March 16, 2005. She is survived by her husband, David R. Burt of Albuquerque; mother, Terecina Valdez; brother, Gilbert Valdez and wife, Sharon; sister, Virginia Duewall and husband, Don; niece, Janelle Amendola and husband, Wayne; nephews, Tate Duewall and wife, Ivy and Alex Valdez; cousin, Anna Beery and husband, Chuck; and dear friends Barbara and George Brazil. She was preceded in death by her father, Antonio Valdez. Prescilia served the community and positively impacted many lives with her 35 years of service to US West. She was a servant to the community and a friend to all and by her presence the community is a better place. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held Monday, March 21, 2005, 10:00 a.m, at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the UNM Lobo Club benefiting Student Athletic Scholarships, 1414 University Blvd. SE, 87131. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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CHADWELL -- Frances Ann Chadwell, 83, a resident of Albuquerque, died on Thursday, March 17, 2005. She was born Frances Ann Sizemore of Rockport, MO on October 25, 1921. She is survived by her daughter, Susan Brown and husband, Dr. Gerald Brown of Albuquerque, and Teresa Wenzel and husband, Ewald of Chicago, IL; grandchildren, Tessa Roslie and husband, Jerry of Tacoma, WA, and Mike Wenzel of Chicago, IL; and one great-grandson, Damon Abney of Tacoma, WA. Her other "grandchildren" include Golden Retrievers, Cisco and Brandi, whom she dearly adored. Frances grew up in Rockport, MO and was a music major in college. She also lived in West Pakistan, Asia and enjoyed extensive traveling through her life. Frances was also involved in Eastern Star in Redding, CA. Services will be held on Sunday, March 20, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Animal Humane Association of NM, Inc., 615 Virginia SE, 87108. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400
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CHAVEZ -- JOSE B. A visitation for Mr. Jose (Joe) B. Chavez will be Sunday afternoon at the San Jose de Los Durans Catholic Mission, 2110 Los Luceros Rd NW from 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 4:00 p.m. by Deacon Jose Lucero. A final visitation will be Monday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the San Jose de Los Durans Catholic Mission with Mass of the Resurrection to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. by Father Jerry Plotkowski. Interment will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. with full Military Honors by the United States Army. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Rd SW 243-7861
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CHAVEZ -- Tillie Faye (Cleotilde) Chavez, age 84, was born July 31, 1920. A lifelong native New Mexican, she passed away Friday, March 18, 2005. Tillie was the last surviving child of Sofia Gallegos and Ambrosio Chavez. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Garcia; her brother, Filiberto; sisters, Angelina C de Baca and Veronica Tenorio; daughters, Theresa Miera, Norma Jean Muriel Lagunas; and stepson, Mark Ipiotis. Tillie is survived by her three daughters, Rose Marie Chavez and husband, Edward, Patricia Martinez and husband, Jess, and Peggy Santiago; sister-in-law, Pauline Prendergast and husband, Dan; step-daughter, Mary Ellen Ipiotis; step-son, Robert Garcia and wife, Bernadette; 13 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Her family will be forever grateful for the loving care that was bestowed upon her by her care giver, Rose Magos; her dear friends, Tillie and Royce Lackey, who visited her every day; Dorothy Norris, who helped us in the evenings and her hospice nurses, Susan Smith and Dana, with Lovelace Hospice. Tillie worked for Dr. Myron Rosenbaum for 18 years, as an x-ray technician, and she also worked for the Bernalillo County Indian Hospital, now the UNM Hospital. While growing up, Tillie worked for Albert Sims Ranch, as did many of the Valley families in the 1930s. Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be held at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 4th and Alameda NW, with a Rosary being recited at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, 2005. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 23, 2005, with burial following at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Family and friends will gather at the Church Parish Hall for a reception, at 11:30, immediately following the burial. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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CHAVEZ -- Vera In Loving Memory of My Mother Vera Chavez August 21, 1940 to March 20, 2001 It is now 4 years you have been away and it is so hard for me Mom I miss and Love you so much Wish you can still be with me mom Here but I know God wanted you In Heaven. Love your son Lawrence Pacheco
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COFFEY -- Dr. H. Franklin Coffey ("Papa Doc") of Albuquerque, beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend, and physician, died on March 18, 2005 at the age of 80. He is survived by his wife, Janie Coffey of Albuquerque; four children, Cheryl Fuller of Ft. Worth, TX, Lisa Marshall and her husband, Bill of Albuquerque, Laura Banks and her husband, Kevin of Albuquerque, and Scott Coffey and his wife, Julie of Jackson, MS; grandchildren, Colin, Lauren, Maggie, and Kate Fuller, Crystal and Ashley Marshall, and Nathan Banks. In addition, Frank is survived by three siblings, English Coffey, Bessie McDonald, and Walter Scott Coffey and their families. Frank Coffey was born to a family of eight children in Mt. Pleasant, TN on March 4, 1925. During WWII, he served honorably as a submariner in the Pacific Theater aboard the USS Trepang. Following WWII, Frank attended Baylor University in Waco, TX where he met Janie. Frank and Janie were married on August 24, 1949. Frank continued his education at George Washington University Medical School in Washington, D.C., and received his medical degree from G.W.U. in 1953. Upon completion of his residency in 1960, Frank and Janie moved to Albuquerque where he practiced orthopedic surgery at Lovelace Medical Center until his retirement in 1989. During his tenure at Lovelace, Frank treated generations of Albuquerque families and was known for his humorous and caring bedside manner. At work, Frank was always seen in his trademark cowboy boots and Kentucky string tie and his office was renowned for its numerous Western antique and memorabilia items. Frank enjoyed writing lyrics to country and western songs and had many of his songs recorded. Frank was an active member of the United States Submarine Veterans, a national veterans organization, and enjoyed annual reunions with his former boat mates. During his later years, Frank valued time with his seven wonderful grandchildren, all of whom he considered to be extraordinary. He and his family were among the founding members of Asbury United Methodist Church and he remained a supportive member of the church throughout his life. Frank will be remembered for his sense of humor, love of laughter, care for his many patients, and for his love and dedication to his family. He will be sorely missed by his family and many friends. Frank's family would like to thank the staff of the Intensive Care Units of Lovelace Medical Center and Lovelace Sandia Women's Hospital and Kaseman Hospice for their loving care. A memorial service will be held at Asbury United Methodist Church, 10,000 Candelaria Rd. NE, at 7:00 p.m. on March 21, 2005. Rev. Milton Propp and Rev. Roland McGregor will preside over services. Interment will take place at the family cemetery in Waco, Texas. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Asbury United Methodist Church Building Fund, 10000 Candelaria Road, NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87112, a cause very dear to Frank's heart, would be welcomed. French Mortuary Lomas Blvd. Chapel 275-3500
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COLEGROVE -- Lois Gavin Colegrove, 79, a longtime resident of New Mexico, passed away suddenly March 7, 2005 in Santa Maria, CA where she had resided for the past five years with daughter, Abby and her husband, Tim. Lois was born March 2, 1926 in Jacksonville, FL to Clint and Gladys Gavin. She lived in Florida until age 12 when the Great Depression led her family north to Cleveland, OH where she lived until marriage to Jim Colegrove in 1947. She worked as "copy boy" for the Cleveland Plain Dealer where she met Jim who was a young reporter and photographer fresh out of the Army. Lois and Jim divorced in 1973 and while she suffered from depression for most of her life, she did not let that interfere with lovingly raising her four children. Lois was also an LPN working many years in Denver and Albuquerque. She was awarded the Florence Nightingale Award at Mercy Hosp./Denver for her competent and empathetic nursing. Lois was also a longtime member of PETA where she worked for animal welfare. Lois will be sadly missed. Survivors include Abby Hogan and Tim of Santa Maria, Pat Laub and Jordan of Portland, OR, Jim A. Colegrove and Cindi of ToHajiilee, NM and Kim Mellor and Keith of Corrales, NM. Grandchildren much loved by Lois are Satchel Hogan, Alex Laub, Jake, Adam, Iyani, and Sheri Colegrove, and Michelle and Hanna Mellor. There will be a Buddhist Memorial Service in Santa Maria. In addition, celebration of Lois' life and scattering of ashes will take place in New Mexico in July. Contact Kim, 896-3847 if you wish to attend.
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CUMMINGS -- John James Cummings, Sr., who was a noted civic, cultural, and corporate executive died on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 surrounded by his family. A longtime resident of Albuquerque, Mr. Cummings was born in Topeka, KS to John Edward and Mary J. Cummings. As a young boy, he lived in Blaine, KS, attending St. Columbkille's grade school and Blaine Rural High School. Mr. Cummings attended Rockhurst College, graduated from Kansas State University and did his graduate work at Emporia State University, Emporia, KS. In 1962, he married his wife of 42 years, Betty Lee Mackey. After graduate school he joined the management training program of New York Life where he held various management assignments in Wichita, KS; Denver, CO; and Midland, TX. In 1973, he obtained his CLU (Chartered Life Underwriter) and was appointed General Manager of the New Mexico General Office in Albuquerque, which began his long residence and identification with the city. With a motivating and charismatic style, he helped develop so many successful agents in New Mexico that he was asked to move to Los Angeles, CA in 1985 to effect and manage the consolidation of several New York Life agencies. Under his direction and guidance, it grew into the largest single life insurance office in the United States and one of the largest revenue producing offices in the New York Life organization. In 1989, Mr. Cummings retired from the company. At that time, and subsequently, he was recognized as one of the finest and most dynamic managers the company ever had. His sincere belief in each and every person that he hired and managed was instrumental in his success. He and Betty returned to their friends and family in Albuquerque to make their permanent home. Mr. Cummings and his wife were active in the social and cultural life in the communities in which they lived. He was elected President of the Junior Chamber of Commerce in Wichita, KS. He coached in the Mile High Little League and the AYBL. He served as President of Wilshire Rotary Club in Los Angeles. In Albuquerque, he was on the Board of Directors of the Albuquerque Museum Foundation and the Catholic Foundation of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and was nationally recognized by the Serra Club. He was also active in the Lobo Club and held a 4th Degree in the Knights of Columbus. Mr. Cummings is survived by his wife, Betty; and three sons, John Cummings and his wife, Ruth, of Albuquerque, Kevin Cummings and his wife, Cindy, of Albuquerque, Timothy Cummings and his wife, Jane, of Colorado Springs, CO; and his daughter, Cindy O'Connell of Dodge City, KS. He leaves ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, who will miss their "Poppo." He is also survived by his mother, Mary J. Cummings, of Blaine, KS; and siblings, Richard Cummings of Wichita, KS, Bill Cummings of Wichita, KS, Maurice Cummings of Hutchinson, KS, Connie Williams of McKinney, TX, and Tom Cummings of Blaine, KS. The body will rest at Sunrise Funeral Home, 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE. A Rosary will be prayed on Sunday, March 20 at 5:00 p.m. at Risen Savior Catholic Church, 7701 Wyoming Blvd. NE. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, March 21 at 10:00 a.m. at Risen Savior Catholic Church, 7701 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Internment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 7999 Wyoming Blvd. NE. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions my be made in his name to: Right to Life of New Mexico, 2800 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, 87110, (505)881-4563 or American Cancer Society, 5800 Lomas Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, 87110, (505)260-2105. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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DEFREEZE -- Darlinda Defreeze was born on May 19, 1967 in Hobbs, NM to Mr. and Mrs. Williams Defreeze. Darlenda departed this life on March 17, 2005. Darlinda was a loving, friendly, giving, and outgoing person. She was willing to help anyone in need. She was loved by many and will be missed by all. Darlinda worked as a Residential Coordinator for Dungarvin of NM for the past 10 years, caring for people with Developmental Disabilities. For those who loved her, life will never be the same. Delrina's survivors are parents, William and Joyce Defreeze; her sister, LaSondra Defreeze; her brother, William Defreeze. Darlinda is also survived by her three children, Chantell and Karris Defreeze and Damion Logan; and granddaughter, Tamaria Martinez; grandmothers, Deloris Defreeze and Lois Berry. Services will be held Thursday, March 24, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Joylight Church of GOD in Christ. Located at 409 Santa Fe SE, Albuquerque, NM with Pastor Claude L. Bell officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be held on March 24, 2005 at 10am. Arrangement by Sunrise Funeral Options, 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE, 821-0010. In lieu of flowers, donations for the children will be accepted through LaSondra Defreeze, contact Sunrise Funeral Options for more information.
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DELORENZO -- Dorothy "Dottie" Louise DeLorenzo, 89, a resident of Rio Rancho since 1987, passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2005. Dottie was born October 25, 1915 the daughter of Louis and Myrtle Kysor Chiodo in Niagara Falls, NY. She was married to Claude A. DeLorenzo on February 14, 1942 and they were married for 62 years. Dottie enjoyed playing bridge and golf at the Chamisa Hills Country Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude in April of 2004. Dottie is survived by her son, David DeLorenzo of Sacramento, CA and daughter, Claudia Black and husband, David; and granddaughter, Erin Black of Albuquerque. A Graveside Service will be held on Monday, March 21, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary Rio Rancho, New Mexico 892-9920
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DYROFF -- Phyllis Jean Dyroff, 80, a resident of Albuquerque for 40 years, died Tuesday, March 15, 2005. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Bill Dyroff; sons, John E. Dyroff of Lakeside, CA, Christopher P. Dyroff of Indian, AK, Stephen J. Dyroff of Caledonia, IL, and Peter A. Dyroff of Duxbury, MA; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Phyllis was born on February 18, 1925 in Selma, CA. She was a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church. Phyllis was a beloved wife, devoted mother and grandmother and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Cremation has taken place and a rosary will be held on Monday, March 21, 2005, 8:30 a.m. at Holy Ghost Church, 833 Arizona SE, with a memorial mass to follow at 9:00 a.m. Memorial contributions can be made in her name to National Institute on Aging (NIA), Bldg. 31, Room 5C27, 31 Center Drive MSC2292, Bethesda, MD 20892, website, www.nia.nih.gov. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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ESPINOZA -- Adolfo Jr. The family of Adolfo Espinoza, Jr. wishes to thank his many friends and relatives who reflected on his life at the Memorial Service. Your sympathy and thoughtfulness will always be gratefully remembered and deeply appreciated. REFLECTIONS Funerals & Life Celebrations 2400 Washington Street NE 884-5777
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FLOWERS -- Hilda W. Flowers, 77, a resident of Albuquerque, died Wednesday, March 16, 2005. She is survived by her children, Robert Flowers and wife, Dolly, Janice Lusk and husband, George, Jerrel Flowers and wife, Linda, Rick Flowers and wife, Lisa, and Dale Mercer and wife, Gail; sister, Carla Corrales and husband, Joe; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Ms. Flowers was preceded in death by her sons, Ronnie Joe Flowers and Joe Doyle; and granddaughter, Crystal Dawn Flowers. Services will be held Monday, 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Pallbearers will be Robert Flowers, Rick Flowers, Jerrel Flowers, Steve Sprunk, Dale Mercer, and Joe Corrales. Friends may visit French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, Sunday, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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GARCIA -- Adrian Garcia passed away at his home on Guadalupe Trail, Wednesday, March 16, 2005, after a long illness. He has left this life and begun a new one with The Lord our God. Adrian fought proudly and bravely for his country in Germany during WWII, from 1942 to 1947. He served with the Air National Guard and retired after sixteen years. Adrian then retired in 1981, after 35 years of Civil Service at Kirtland Airforce Base. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sylvia; ten children: sons, Rudy, Joe, Adrian Jr., David, and Peter Garcia; daughters, Cristy Gutierrez, Lucinda Gurule, Gloria Lucero, Sophia Chavez and Thea Martinez; 19 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 4th and Alameda NW., with a viewing beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, 2005 followed by the rosary being recited at 4:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 21, 2005 at 9:00 a.m., with burial following at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 12:30 p.m. Pallbearers are his grandsons, Fabian and Sebastian Gurule, Louie Lucero, Nataniel Chavez, Anthony Garcia, and Christopher Garcia. Honorary pallbearers are Marcos Gutierrez and Christen Garcia. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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GONZALES -- Joe "Gerald" - The family of Joe "Gerald" Gonzales would like to thank all of their relatives and friends who were in attendance of the visitation. They would also like to express their gratitude for all the love, care, and compassion that has been shown to them. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400
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GUTIERREZ -- Lucy Campos Gutierrez was born in Albuquerque, NM on April 6, 1922. She grew up in the Cimarron and Questa, NM area. She attended Allison-James Middle School in Santa Fe. She attended and graduated from Menaul High School in Albuquerque in 1941. She was married to Conrado P. Gutierrez on November 9, 1941. They raised their four children in Los Alamos, NM. She is preceded in death by Conrado. Lucy was a loving and compassionate mother and friend who loved her Lord. She loved all sports, especially football. She also loved to fish and camp. No one could make better tortillas, tamales, enchiladas, peanut butter cookies, and empanaditas than our mother. As put by her youngest son Robert, "she was the best cooker." Mom, you taught us love, compassion, and patience; we will miss you dearly. She is survived by her companion of 18 years, Paul (Porfirio) Medina; sisters, Delia Padilla and husband, Alvino; Tina Martinez and husband, Adolph; Marcia Fitzner and husband, Don; children, Conrad F. and wife, Dorothy Gutierrez; Robert M. and wife, Tillie Gutierrez; Ruth Aeschliman, Jenny Gutierrez; grandchildren, Derek Gutierrez and wife, Carolyn; Dominic Gutierrez and wife, Crystle; Damian Gutierrez and wife Kristi; Tammi Thornton and husband, Josh; Michael Gutierrez and wife, Lisa; Devin Gutierrez, Steven Aeschliman, Stephanie Aeschliman; great-grandchildren, Teya, Tristan, Tori, Joey, Danielle Gutierrez, Amber Thornton; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held Tuesday, March 22, 2005, 10:00 a.m., at Second Presbyterian Church with Reverend Rob Woodruff, officiating. Friends may visit French Mortuary, University Chapel Monday, March 21, 2005, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Pallbearers will be Derek Gutierrez, Dominic Gutierrez, Damian Gutierrez, Michael Gutierrez, Devin Gutierrez, and Steven Aeschliman. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Menaul High School, Albuquerque, NM. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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GUTIERREZ -- SARAH ANN. Mrs. Sarah Ann Gutierrez, 42, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on March 11, 2004 peacefully at home in the arms of her loving family. Sarah is the beloved wife to Ray Gutierrez Sr., married for 23 years. Sarah is also survived by her two sons, Ray Gutierrez Jr. and Matthew Gutierrez; her parents, Richard and Helen Armijo; a brother, Donnie Armijo and wife, Joyce; her mother in law, Connie Gutierrez; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Sarah was preceded in death by her brother, Ricky Armijo. Sarah was a member of the Catholic Church. A visitation will be Tuesday morning from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at St. Edwin Catholic Church, 2105 Barcelona SW with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. by Father Bill Sanchez. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Rd SW 243-7861
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HARNER -- Robert L. Harner, Jr., 79, a resident of Albuquerque since 1978, passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2005. Robert was born August 10, 1925, the son of Robert Laverne and Helen Lillian Waters Harner, Sr. in Lancaster, PA. He had been an air traffic controller before he retired in 1984. He was proud to have served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and the Korean War. Bob married Geraldine E. Fraelich on September 21, 1946. He was a very active member of, and served as an elder in, the Rio Grande Presbyterian Church. Bob enjoyed camping and traveling. Bob was a loving husband, caring father and faithful friend. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Charles Harner. Bob is survived by his wife of 58 years, Geraldine of the family home; children, Bob Harner III and Joan Cole; grandchildren, Adrienne Burrows, David Cole, and Rebecca Cole; great-granddaughter, Macy Burrows; and two nephews, Charles and James Harner. The Visitation will be today, Sunday, March 20, 2005 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary, Sara Rd. at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho. The Service for Bob will be held on Monday, March 21, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at the Rio Grande Presbyterian Church, 600 Coors Blvd. NW, Albuquerque with Pastor Bill Ratliff officiating. Interment will follow in Vista Verde Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorial contributions be made to Rio Grande Presbyterian Memorial Fund, P.O.Box 66498, Albuquerque, NM 87193. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary Rio Rancho, New Mexico 892-9920
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HATCH -- Don Hatch, our father, grandpa, and best friend, was surrounded by his five children when Jesus took him home on March 14, 2005. He was born in Albuquerque, NM to Roy and Leona Hatch October 28, 1932 and raised in Coyote, NM where he enjoyed a country lifestyle, working in sawmills and in the forest service. He also proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. Upon returning home to Coyote he married Dorothy Cohn, moved to Albuquerque and began his career with Southwest Distributing Co. He then moved to Las Cruces and was instrumental in pioneering the start of the biggest family owned and operated distributing company in the state. After 35 years with Southwest Distributing, he retired and moved on to purchase his first Dairy Queen restaurant along with his son, Harry, which expanded into five other locations throughout the southern part of New Mexico. He was also very active and involved in the community. He was a huge supporter of the Aggie Scholarship Fund, the Bulldog Booster Club, Chamber of Commerce, and many of the local area churches. He was an avid outdoors man; he loved fishing, hunting, and anything to do with the outdoors. Don Hatch was a friend to many in this community. His success as a business man speaks for itself by all the lives he touched and the people he helped. He always remained a giver and not a taker. He was the ultimate entrepreneur. But most of all he would want to be remembered as a man of faith who loved Jesus with all his heart. That was his true passion. Don is survived by his five children: Donna Siedow and husband, Jon of Galveston, TX, Harry Hatch and wife, Maria of Las Cruces, Dana Williams and husband, Mark of Ruidoso, Becky Hatch of Las Cruces, John Hatch of Las Cruces. Other survivors include five grandchildren: Lauren and Derek Hatch, Marcus and Samuel Williams, and Justin Hatch; and his two sisters, Charlotte Williams of T or C, Norma Petroni of Virginia. Memorial Service will be held at Temple Baptist Church, 2300 E. Missouri Ave on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. Graveside Service will be held at Fairview Memorial Park, Albuquerque, NM, on the corner of Yale and Caesar Chavez, Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 1132, Fairfax, VA 22038-1132
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HILLEARY -- Iphi M. Hilleary, age 107, who lived in Albuquerque for 71 years, died on February 14, 2005. She was a resident of Manzano Del Sol for almost 25 years. She was active for many years at St. Mark's on the Mesa Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard P. Hilleary. She is survived by her two sons, Richard and Hugh Hilleary; five grandchildren, Bryan Hilleary, Paul Hilleary, and Valinda Roche, who reside in California, and Mark Hilleary and Denise Chinburg, who reside in Colorado; and seven great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be celebrated at Manzano Del Sol, 5201 Roma Avenue NE; on Monday March 21, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. Memorial gifts can be made to Manzano Del Sol. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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HOFROCK -- Marion Eugene Hofrock, 78, a resident of Albuquerque since 1970, died Thursday, March 17, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy L. Hofrock of Albuquerque; sons, Jerry Hofrock and Billie of Texas, Larry Hofrock of New Mexico, Jim Hofrock and Sandy of California, Jeff Hofrock and Dina of California; daughters, Carolyn Kinsel and husband, Larry of New Mexico, B.J. Winslow and husband, Dennis of California, and Nancy Hofrock of California; grandchildren, Kristy Kinsel, Kelvin Kinsel, Karina Kinsel, Brandon Hofrock, Brianna Hofrock, Josh Winslow, Brian Winslow, Andy Winslow, and Bobby Winslow; brother, Carl Hofrock and wife, Zelma of Kansas; and sister, Betty Lewis and husband, Thomas of Missouri. After 30 years of self-employment in Potter, Sidney, and Kimball, NE the family moved to Albuquerque in 1970. He worked at Wards and Penny's in the appliances and furniture departments. Mr. Hofrock retired in 1985. He enjoyed rock hunting, climbing, taking his dogs for walks, and keeping his trees looking good. Memorial Services will be held Tuesday, March 22, 2005, 10:00 a.m., at Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum Chapel, Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Ennichement of cremated remains will follow. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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JARAMILLO -- Chris R. The family of Chris R. Jaramillo wishes to thank their many friends and relatives who reflected on his life at the Viewing, Rosary, Funeral Mass, and Burial. REFLECTIONS Funerals & Life Celebrations 2400 Washington Street NE 884-5777
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LINARES -- Demitria "Demi" Linares October 8, 1989 - March 22, 2003 My beautiful daughter Demi, it has been two years since you left me and I miss you more everyday. You brought so much joy to my life. When you were born you were a precious gift. You will always be a precious gift You are special. . . you are a blessing. . . You will always be my daughter. I will continue to honor you Demi as long as I live. . . Mommy I am grateful for friends and family who have shown comfort and support through all of this. The tree and daisies Alyssa, her Mom Brenda and all of Demi's wonderful friends of Taft M.S. planted in our backyard blooms beautifully. It is a constant reminder of how Demi touched everyone she met along the way. This has helped me find my way through. I don't know if this gap in my life will ever be filled, Only God knows why. All our Love Demi. . . Mommy, Patrick, Gisela, Baby Patrick, Daddy, and all of your Robinson/Montoya/Linares family and friends!
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LUCERO -- Pedro Atenogenes (Pete). Pete was born Pedro Atenogenes Lucero on June 29, 1909 in Puerto de Luna, Territory of New Mexico, to the home of Donaciano Lucero and Catalina Luna. He died March 15, 2005 in Santa Rosa, NM. He was the youngest of nine children, five boys and four girls. Five of the children died during the Influenza Epidemic of 1918. He married first wife, Julia Sanchez, on February 21, 1935. She died during child birth after fifteen months of marriage. He married his second wife, Piedad Romero, on July 29, 1939. She succumbed to cancer in 1978 after thirty-nine happy years of marriage. Pete and Piedad raised his sister Paula's school-aged children after her death in 1961 and saw them through high school graduation. They were Dante, Joel, and Lupita. Pete and Piedad also had a great impact on all their nephews' and nieces' lives. They were padrinos to many couples who were getting married and were Godparents to many children whom they baptized. Pete had a great formula for life---work hard, be there for others, and always laugh. He is survived by his niece and caregiver, Lupita, wife of Dan Flores, Santa Rosa, NM; nephew, Dante Baca, husband of Ann, Edgewood, NM; niece, Oma Lewis of El Paso, TX; and niece, Joel, wife of Tony Duran, Alamogordo, NM. Other nieces and nephews include Tony Lucero, Jr. and Frances Sanchez of Fort Collins, CO; Roy Gonzales, Placido Salazar, Edward Salazar, Rudy Salazar, Kathy Salazar, and Linda Salazar, all of Santa Rosa, NM; and Frances Murray of Albuquerque, NM; as well as numerous other relatives. Pete, "Teno" to his friends, lived his early life in Puerto de Luna and relished telling stories about the Catholic Church, swimming in the Pecos River and playing ball with his team, "Los Iglesias." In his early years Pete worked as a sheepherder, the train depot Eating House in Santa Rosa, nearby copper mines, Jack's Cafe, a bartender at Traveler's Bar and Dom's Bar and fifteen years for the Dr. Sanford family. In 1981 he retired as a custodian from the Santa Rosa Consolidated Schools. Pete's love for life was unique. He was well-known throughout the Santa Rosa area for his love for walking. He preferred walking to owning a car. He took particular pleasure in the annual ten mile Good Friday pilgrimage from Santa Rosa to Puerto de Luna. However, being contrary, he preferred to walk to and from Puerto de Luna instead of just doing the one-way walk like everyone else. During his senior years he also took up jogging as a hobby and would compete in age-group races. He also enjoyed watching boxing matches. His love for boxing started with his boxing in area matches as a young man. His favorite summer pastime was watching softball games at the local ballparks. During tournaments he would watch softball non-stop throughout the weekend. He also enjoyed watching his favorite boys and girls high school athletic teams, the Santa Rosa Lions. Pete was a member of the Saint Rose of Lima Parish and the Campos Senior Citizens. There will be a Rosary service for Pete on Thursday, March 17, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. at Saint Rose of Lima. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Rose of Lima on March 18, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Saint Joseph's Cemetery. Serving as Pallbearers will be Matthew Ulibarri, Priscilla Garcia, Eddie Salazar, Steve Flores, Stephanie Flores, and Phil Sanchez. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be Dan Flores, Jr., Tony Lucero, Jr., Chuck Lewis, Rudy Salazar, Roy Gonzales, Frank Baca, Jr., Paul Duran, Aaron Baca, Leroy Gallegos, Chemo Arrellin, Johnny Marquez, Rudy Sanchez, Cecilia Quintana, and Placido Salazar. All services are entrusted to the Chavez Funeral Home of Santa Rosa. www.chavezfuneralhome.com
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MARQUEZ -- ROSE E. The family of Mrs. Rose E. Marquez 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 James Vance, San Martin Catholic Church, presider of the Mass; to Gabriella Nieto for reciting the Rosary; and to the pallbearers. Arrangemens by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Rd SW
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MCNARY -- Ernestine Pilz McNary, 77 years old, passed away Friday, March 18, 2005 in Albuquerque. Ernestine was born February 25, 1928 in Vienna, Austria to Emil Adolf and Hermine (Impseil) Pilz. After coming to Albuquerque, she met and married Graham McNary on June 5, 1954 at St. Francis Cathedral in Santa Fe. Graham preceded her in death in 1991 after almost 37 years of marriage. Ernestine was a long time member of the Albuquerque Country Club and the Women's Golf Association, Junior League of Albuquerque, and the Las Amapolas Garden Club. She enjoyed golf, skiing, travel, playing bridge, and her many good friends. She is survived by her sons, Curtis Graham McNary and wife, Lisa of Corrales and Clifford Raynolds McNary and wife, Amy of Albuquerque; a brother, Fritz Pilz and wife Juli of Austria; two nephews, Fritz and Peter Pilz of Austria; and three grandchildren, Curtis Graham McNary, Jr., Kiera Jung McNary, and Thailen Park McNary. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. in Palm Chapel of Strong-Thorne Mortuary, Reverend Edwin Shepperson officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to University of New Mexico Children's Hospital and Critical Care Pavilion, 2211 Lomas Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106. Arrangements are under the direction of: Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave. Se 842-8800
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MONTANO -- ABELINO S. The family of Mr. Abelino S. Montano 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 the Franciscan Friar, Holy Family Catholic Church, presider of the Mass; to Irene Martinez for reciting the Rosary; to the United States Army for the Military Honors; and to the pallbearers. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Rd SW
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MONTANO -- Mary Montano, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, went home to be with our Lord Friday, March 18, 2005. Mary is survived by her husband, Johnny Montano; daughter, Barbara Montano; son, John Christopher Montano and his fiancee, Amery Cordova and son in-law, Mark Huizar; granchildren, Mikayla Gurule, Jordan Huizar, Gabriel Montano, Jonah Huizar, and Alyssa Montano, all of Albuquerque; brothers, Michael Parrack and Arthur Parrack; sisters, Roberta Ross, Rosalind Dutra; God children, Melinda Martinez, Stephanie Gustin, and Gerry Carlton; four special cousins, Estella, Linda, Lily, and Kathy; and numerous nieces, nephews and many special friends. Mary had a great love for her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, along with her loving family. She was a long time member of Legacy Church, where she was active with the childrens ministry. Also her dogs Princess and Blossom brought her much joy during her long and courageous battle. Cremation has taken place and Memorial Services will be held Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, with Pastor Jack Conner officiating. A reception will follow at Legacy Church, 7201 Central Ave. NW. In lieu of flowers, Mary would like contributions to be made to Paloma Blanca Health and Rehabilitation Activities Dept., 1509 University Blvd. NE, 87102. The family of Mary Montano would like to thank the staff of Albuquerque Regional Medical Center Hospice and the staff of Paloma Blanca Health and Rehabilitation. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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MOZEY -- David D. In Memory of David D. Mozey February 22, 1955 - March 20, 2004 We love you and we miss you. May the Lord bless you and keep you and may you find peace and harmony in his presence. We await the time when we'll all be together again. Love from Mom, Dad, Marcia, and Carol.
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NIETO -- Ireneo "Eddie" Nieto May 25, 1947 - March 17, 2005 God saw he was getting tired, and a cure was not to be, so He put His arms around him and whispered, "come with me." With tearful eyes we watched him suffer and saw him fade away although we could not bear to lose him we could not bid him stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands laid to rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best! Eddie was a graduate of Rio Grande High School and a U.S. Army Veteran, having served in Vietnam. He enjoyed music, playing the guitar and spending time with family and friends. Eddie loved the outdoors and hunting. He was preceded in death by his wife. Mary Nieto 2001; his father, Melecio Nieto; two brothers, Henry Nieto in 1999 and Tony Martinez 1995; three brothers-in-law, Mario Rodriguez in 1999, Stephen Candelaria in 1998, and Ralph Grine; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Manuel and Helen Grine. Eddie is survived by his mother, Venerada Nieto; daughter, Cynthia Allen; one brother, Isidro Nieto and wife, Debbie; two sisters, Esther Rodriguez and Georgia Candelaria; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins ,and friends who loved and will miss him. He made a difference in the lives of those he touched. Memorial Services will be held at San Jose Parish, 2401 Broadway Blvd. SE, on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. Private family burial will take place at a later date. The family would like to thank the Veterans Medical Center and staff for their care and support of Eddie and his family during this difficult time, and thank you to all of the friends who visited him. We will miss him very much. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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NORDSTRUM -- Stanley and Marian (Sis) - An open house to Celebrate the Lives of Stan and Marian will be held on March 26, 2005 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the family home, 9112 Cascajo NE, Albuquerque. All family and friends are welcome.
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ORTEGA -- JESSIE M. The family of Mrs. Jessie M. Ortega 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 the Franciscan Friar, Holy Family Catholic Church, presider of the Mass; to Diana LaCour and Annette Nieto for reciting the Rosary; to UNM Hospice for their kindness and care; and to the pallbearers. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Rd SW
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PEREA -- Philip A. Perea, age 44, passed away Saturday, March 12, 2005. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph; grandparents, Pete and Nora; grandmother, Aurelia Barela; and half brother, Dr. James Perea. Philip is survived by his mother, Margaret Perea; sisters, Cathy Perea, Patricia and husband, Mike Madonia; half brother, Joe Perea; nieces, Reagan Madonia, Kristina Perea, and Helen Perea-Bhasker; special friend, Lisa Lopez. Philip graduated from Albuquerque High School and the University of Albuquerque. He then served in the Army National Guard and later retired from the Veterans Administration. Philip was a member of the DAV and the Elks. He enjoyed fishing and music. A Memorial Service will be held at Second Presbyterian Church, 812 Edith Blvd., Monday, March 21, 2005 at 10:00 a.m., with burial following at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 2511 Utah NE., ABQ., NM. 87110, to the Second Presbyterian Church, 812 Edith Blvd. NE., ABQ., NM. 87102, or to the charity of your choice. The family would like to thank everyone for their love and support. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. Abq. 505-343-8008
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PEREZ -- Orlando Perez Happy Birthday March 20, 1935 - September 5, 2000 Happy Birthday Orlando. You went to be with our Lord. You have two little great-grandsons that you would be so happy to have. One is Vicente Orlando, and the other is Lorenzo Antonio Salazar. We love and miss you very much. A day doesn't go by that we don't think of you. Your wife, Rafaelita Perez and family.
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RAUEN -- George W. Rauen, 76, a resident of Albuquerque since 1989, passed away on March 18, 2005. Mr. Rauen is survived by his son, Bill Rauen and wife, Louanne of Albuquerque; granddaughter, Jennifer Rauen; and sister-in-law, Beulah Bevans of Seaford, DE. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia in 1997 and his grandson, Stephen Rauen in 2002. George worked as an electrical engineer for the U.S. Navy for 35 years, retiring in 1985. A Graveside Service will be held Monday, March 21, 2005 at 2:30 p.m. at Mount Calvary Cemetery, 1900 Edith Blvd. NE. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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SACRE -- Nelsina Mae Sacre, born Wednesday, February 6, 1918 in Freemont, NE, passed away Friday, March 18, 2005. She is survived by her three children, Nicolette Sacre of Kansas City, MO, Karen Humphrey of Yorktown, VA, Mark Sacre of Albuquerque; and two grandchildren, Christie Humphrey and Robert Humphrey of Yorktown, VA. Nelsina was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Norman Leslie Sacre; brother, Hans N. Nielsen; three sisters, Laura Viola Nielsen, Margaret Elizabeth Nielsen, and June Rose O'Connor. She was a longtime member of the Christ United Methodist Church in Albuquerque, where she sang in the choir, and was also a member of several women's clubs in Albuquerque. She has resided in Kansas City, MO for the past 12 years. Graveside Services will be held Wednesday, March 23, 2005, 10:00 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Park. Friends may visit French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, Monday, March 22, 2005, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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SANCHEZ DE VALDEZ -- Fabiola Sanchez de Valdez passed away peacefully in her sleep, March 15, 2005. Preceded in death by spouse, John P. Valdez; daughter, Loretta Valdez-Ziegler; son, John P. Valdez, Jr., grandchildren, Lecia Valdez-Kadlec, Joe Valdez-Kadlec, and Vincent Gutierrez. Survived by sister, Nancy Heard; daughters, Connie Valdez-Rosenquist and Geraldine Chavez, John Otero; grandchildren, Lydia Atencio, Louise Espinoza, Ronnie and Eric Gutierrez, Leesa, Michael, Chris, and Tanya Otero, Anna-Marie Keene, Larry and Mark Padilla, and Maria Chavez; as well as many great- and great-great- grandchildren. She was born and raised in Old Town and a member of the Joe G. Valdez legacy. Fabiola was a legend in her own time. She was a strikingly beautiful woman in her day. Her natural musical talents were surpassed only by the amazing food she created until her last days. Fabiola always had a sense of humor and was never at a loss for words, regardless of the situation. She loved her dogs: Rojo, who passed nearly a year ago, and Trouble, who laid at her side until her last breath. She was courageous until the end maintaining her dignity, pride and spirit. She was loved by many and will be missed by all. Rosary to be held at San Felipe de Neri Church on Sunday, March 20, 2005, at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass, San Felipe de Neri Church, will be held on Monday, March 21, 2005, at 10 a.m.
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SANDOVAL NELSON -- Dolores Margaret Sandoval Nelson, age 65 passed away Thursday, March 7, 2005. Dolores was born in Wagon Mound, NM December 28, 1939. She attended Wagon Mound Public Schools and graduated from High School in 1958. During her senior year she was part of the yearbook staff, was class secretary, participated in Girls' state and was also a cheerleader. Thereafter she attended UNM. She married Lorenzo Nelson of Pintada, NM in 1965. She was a fantastic artist and was very creative. Dolores baked goodies and unique cakes for all occasions and sang songs with her beautiful voice while doing so. She was a very patient and understanding person. Dolores was a caring person who gave generously with a loving heart. Dolores was a truly beautiful person inside and out and will be missed by all. Dolores was preceded in death by her father, Filadelfio Sandoval. Survivors include her husband, Larry; her two children, Ben Nelson and wife, Lynn, and daughter, Esther. She has six grandchildren, Victoria, Stephanie, Benjamin, Mariah, Kathleen, and Dominic. Also surviving are her mother, Esther Sandoval; brothers, Leo Sandoval, Tim Sandoval and Angie Markum; sisters, Estella Baker and husband, Don, Cecilia Bailey and husband, Ray, and Margie Sandoval and Fred Gutierrez; as well as many nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. Memorial Services will be held at San Isidro Church in Corrales, with a Rosary being recited on Monday, March 21, 2005 at 9:30 a.m., followed by the Funeral Mass of Christian Burial being celebrated at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family graciously requests memorial contributions be made to the Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation, 700 Lomas Blvd, Bldg 2. Suite 104, Albuq, NM (505)- 243-6626 or the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, 6001 Marble NE, Albuq., NM 87110 (505) 256-0288. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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SANTILLANES -- Albert Louis Santillanes 1956 - 1997 "In Loving Memory" Mom - Dad - Ed - Jeri - Danny
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SCHENDEL -- Merle Lynne Schendel, 60, an Albuquerque resident for 28 years, died Tuesday, March 15, 2005. Lynne was born on July 10, 1944 in Breckenridge, MN to Alden and Mervyl Schendel. She was a 1962 graduate of Campbell High School in Campbell, MN. She graduated from Northwest Institute of Medical Technology in Minneapolis, MN and moved to Corpus Christi, TX. Lynne received certification as a medical cytotechnologist from Bexar County Hospital in San Antonio, TX. She moved to Albuquerque in 1977 and worked for Presbyterian Hospital Laboratory until the formation of TriCore Reference Laboratories. She was currently the manager of the Cytology Department at TriCore. Lynne was a long-time season ticket holder and avid supporter of Lobo athletics. She enjoyed many fun-filled events at the Pit and Lobo Stadium. She also enjoyed her summer vacations at the family cabin on Ottertail Lake in Minnesota. She will be dearly missed by her family, co-workers and friends. Lynne is survived by her sister, Sandra Backer of Charles City, IA; nieces, Kayla LaBarge and husband, Brad, Dana Williams and husband, Jeff and Jana Kraus and husband, Kevin. She also was a "great" aunt to Megan and Shannon LaBarge, Kelli and Mason Williams and Bailey and Brayden Kraus. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother-in-law, Michael Backer. Services will be held on Friday, March 25, 2005, at 4:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel with Chaplain Laurence Cotter officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Following services in Albuquerque, private family interment will take place in Campbell, MN. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Lobo Legacy-Lynne Schendel Endowed Fund, 1414 University Blvd, SE-South Campus, Albuquerque, NM 87131. (The proceeds from this fund will benefit the UNM Women's Basketball Program) French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd NE 843-6333
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SCHMIDT -- GORDON, 69, passed away March 17, 2005 after a long illness. He was born August 30, 1935 and lived in Mountainair, NM. He is survived by his sister, Amy Munday, residing in Albuquerque; and brother, Stanley Schmidt, residing in Norco, CA. Cremation has taken place. There will be no public services. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services 2919 4th NW Alb. NM 87107 343-8008.
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SILVA -- Manuel Silva, lifelong resident of New Mexico, died in his sleep Wednesday, March 2, 2005 at the age of 84. Manuel is survived by his wife of 58 years, Eva Romero Silva of Belen. He is survived by their five children: Martha Woesch (her husband Rick Woesch), Dave Silva (his wife Marge Siska), Willie Silva (his wife Vicki), Gini Silva (her husband Brad Zeikus), and Tish Silva (her partner Nils Hochhausler). He is also survived by 13 grandchildren: Valerie Silva, Craig Erdman, Kelly Zeikus, Emily Siska, twins Josef and Sarah Woesch, Grace Woesch, Peter Zeikus, Jessica Zeikus, Tony Woesch, Anne-Camille Woesch Collins, Kam Silva, and Jennifer Zeikus. He is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Madeline and Kenzie-Lynn Collins. Manuel Silva was Internal Auditor for the NM Department of Motor Vehicles in Santa Fe for more than twenty years. He served in the state legislature from 1952 to 1954, representing Valencia County. He is a former city manager of Grants. He served in the Navy, stationed in the Pacific during World War II as an air gunner. He was an avid and proficient golfer until the past few years. A Memorial Service is scheduled for Sunday afternoon, March 20, 2005, 5:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd Chapel. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400
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SIMONS -- Thelma Foster Simons, beloved mother, passed away in Albuquerque, Tuesday, March 15, 2005, after a long illness. She is survived by her son, Charles B. Simons, Jr. and his wife, Rose Day; daughter, Charlene Simons and daughter, Renee Simons Martinez and husband, Danny; grandchildren, Jenny Plakio, Sarah Simons, Meghan Martinez, Ryan Martinez, Patrick Day, and Michael Day; step-grandchildren, Sheri Kraemer and husband, Wolfgang and Sheri's children, Brad Hudgeons, Jason Yeitrakis, and Tiffany Yeitrakis, Casey McCabe and her daughter, Bryn McCabe-Kelly, Jay McCabe, Cameron Cunningham and Kathy Cunningham and her great-grandchild, Morgan Plakio; sisters, Bertha Mary McFadden, Charlene Foster and Carol Hargett; brother, Paul Foster and wife, Thelma; and sister-in-law, Edith Simons. She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles B. Simons, Sr.; her brothers, Harold Foster, Gerald Foster and Wayne Foster; and stepdaughters, Constance Cunningham and husband, Kay and Ellen McCabe and husband, Jack. She was born to George K. and Lulu Foster in Greeley County, KS, October 1, 1919. She worked at Presbyterian Hospital Medical Records 26 years; upon retirement, she cared for her grandchildren whom she adored and who adored her. A light meal will be provided at the church for family and friends at 11:00 a.m. Services will be held Monday, 12:00 noon, at University Heights United Methodist Church, 2210 Silver SE, with Pastor Craig Mull officiating. Interment will take place, 3:00 p.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Friends may visit French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, Sunday, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 8100 Mountain Rd. NE, Suite 102, 87110. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd, NE 843-6333
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SINGLETARY -- Alvin T. Singletary was born December 28, 1932 in Wilmington, NC to Mr. And Mrs. James Singletary. He departed this life on Monday, March 14, 2005. Alvin Singletary was a well known business man in the community, he owned and operated various businesses, leaving behind the most successful one, Four Star Auto Sales, where he was able to help many customers. His nature was that of a gentle kindhearted and loving person whose purpose was to never intentionally hurt or harm anyone. He was known in the community as Big Al, he will be dearly missed by family, friends and anyone who he came in contact with him. He leaves to mourn his passing: his wife, Essie Singletary; and his sister, Ms. Katie Tindall of Harrisburg, PA; his children; and many grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews and friends. Services will be held Monday, March 21, 2005, 11:00 a.m., at Metropolitan Temple Church of God in Christ, located at 1120 2nd St. NW, with Pastor James L' Keith Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday, March 21, 2005, at 10:00 a.m. Arrangements by Sunrise Funeral Options, 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 821-0010.
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SMELTZER -- Jerry Lee Smeltzer, 61, passed away February 26, 2005 in Chicago, IL. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN and moved with his family to Albuquerque in 1948. Jerry graduated from Sandia High, attended UNM, and was active in Albuquerque Little Theater, Music Theater, and Rodey Theater. He lived briefly in San Francisco, CA where he attended college and then moved to Chicago, IL where he co-owned and operated, in partnership with Bert Corea, Paintin' Place and Decor Painting from 1969 until the death of Mr. Corea in 1983. He was an employee of the University Club of Chicago, 1984 - 2002. Jerry was also an independent film maker who documented notable activities of the 1960s and 1970s. Surviving family members are brothers, Robert (Avis), John A., Steven (Nora); and sister, Janice; nephews, Jason (Jennifer) and John E.; also Mera Wolf and Edward Goettler, all of Albuquerque; nephew, Ethan; and niece, Tressa of Chicago; and niece, Sarah of Seattle, WA. A Memorial Service will be held at First Unitarian Church, 3701 Carlisle NE, on Saturday, March 26, at 11:00 a.m.
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TAKAHASHI -- Henry "Hank" T. Takahashi, 81, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away Saturday, March 19, 2005. Mr. Takahashi is survived by his five daughters, Karen Raley and husband, Jerry of Dayton, TX, Michelle Bengert of Kansas City, MO, Sheila Iachetta and husband, Richard of New Jersey, Nadine Takahashi of Las Cruces, NM, and Linda Takahashi and her two best friends, Sylvia and Linda Jaramillo of Albuquerque; brother, Tom Takahashi of Liverpool, CA; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Hank retired in 1986 after 30 years as a machinist for the Santa Fe Railroad. He was an Army veteran of WWII. Mr. Takahashi loved to bowl and try his luck at the casinos. Hank was a loving, caring individual with a big heart and a great sense of humor. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be at Mr. Takahashi's home, 768 56th St. NW at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 25, 2005. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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TERRAZAS -- JORGE L. Mr. Jorge L. Terrazas, 48, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on March 18, 2005. Mr. Terrazas is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Mrs. Ruth Enriquez; one daughter, Nancy Terrazas; one son, Jorge Terrazas Jr; one sister, Hortencia Duran; two brothers, Jose Quezada and wife, Maria and Francisco Enriquez and wife, Eleanor; special niece, Maria Elena Quezada; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. A visitation for Mr. Terrazas will be Monday morning from 10:00am until 11:00am at Gabaldon Mortuary Chapel, 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW, with a Funeral Service to be officiated at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at San Jose de Armijo cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jorge Terrazas Jr., Saul Samario, Manuel Samario, Alvaro Garcia, Arturo Apodaca, and Francisco Enriquez Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Joseph Green and Michael Green. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Rd. SW 243-7861
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THOMAS -- Hernietta Bahl Thomas, widow of Dr. Harold Donovan Thomas, went to see God on Saint Patrick's Day, March 17, 2005 at the age of 99. She went in peace in the early hours of the morning. She is survived by three sisters: Isabelle Barnes, Margie Unger, and Jeannie DeForest; along with one brother, Walter Bahl. She is also survived by one daughter, Maryln Brooks; one son, Donovan Thomas; two granddaughters, Annette Greb, Julyette Evans; and six great grandchildren. Services will be held at St. Timothy's Catholic Church 1730 W. Guadalupe Rd. Tempe, AZ. Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. Carr Tenney Mortuary handled arrangements.
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TOULOUSE -- Charlotte Mae Johnson Toulouse died at the age of 84 on March 15, 2005 at the family residence surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Charlotte was born in Marysville, KS on September 8, 1920 to Charlotte and Henry Johnson. She moved to Albuquerque as a teenager to stay with an aunt and uncle because of her asthma. As a freshman at UNM at the State Fair she met her future husband, James R. Toulouse. She and Jim were married on August 29, 1941. After WWII they lived in Washington, DC while Jim attended Georgetown Law School. They returned to Albuquerque in 1949 to make their home. She was preceded in death in 2002 by her husband of 60 years, Jim. She was also preceded in death by her two infant sons; her mother; sisters, Mary Elizabeth Ogilvie, Margaret Tilton; and her brother, John R. Johnson; and just last month by her sister-in-law, Betty Johnson. She is survived by her daughters, Carmie Lynn Toulouse, Charlotte Mary Toulouse and Robert R. Secrest, Laura Megah and Ben Megah, Samantha Schwack and Art Schwack, and Leigh Toulouse; her grandchildren, Jeremy Toulouse and Jenny Toulouse, Tamaya Toulouse and Ivan Wiener, Trent Toulouse, James McAnally, Kimberly Megah Baca, and Brook Megah; her great-grandchildren, Victoria Baca and Christian Toulouse; and her nieces and nephews, Mary Tilton, Malinda Dempsey, Lesley Salazar, James Johnson, Elaine Clanon, Everett Ogilvie, Chip Ogilvie, Patricia Toulouse, and Fred Armstrong; and a host of wonderful friends statewide. Charlotte was a beautiful person inside and out, always comforting those who needed it; right up until her last breath she was telling her family she was not afraid and they should not be either. She was a longtime leader in the community in PTA, the Governor's Committee on Children and Youth, a member of the Disability and Health Program Advisory Committee, and the Statewide Independent Living Counsel, an active member in the Democratic Party, attending three National Conventions, and a long standing member of the State Central Committee. When she had young children she lobbied for the rights of children; as her five daughters grew she lobbied for the New Mexico Equal Rights Amendment, and after a stroke 18 years ago left her using a walker, she became an outspoken advocate for the rights of the disabled and the elderly. In 1993 she and Jim were honored when they received the "Keep the Dream Alive" awarded by the Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Celebration Committee; in 1997 she was picked as one of UNM's outstanding alumni, and the Southwest Conference on Disability in 2000 established "The Charlotte Toulouse Award for Contributions to Communication Between People With Disabilities and Disability Researchers." A celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at First Presbyterian Church, 215 Locust NE (1 block NW of Central and I-25) at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Paul Debenport performing the service. A reception will follow at the church courtesy of the Deacons. Cremation has already taken place under the direction of Sunrise Funeral Options. Contributions in Charlotte's name can be made to TVI Foundation, Scholarship Fund 525 Buena Vista SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106 or The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 120 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005, Attn: Donations. On behalf of our Mother, continue to speak out on issues that need to change.
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ULIBARRI -- Isabel Ulibarri peacefully went to be with our Lord after a two year illness, Wednesday March 16, 2005, having been born on April 1, 1925. Isabel was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Gilbert R. Ulibarri, age 89, on March 9, 2005, who patiently waited in the wings for Isabel to join him into eternal glory. Isabel was also preceded in death by her parents, Pablo and Lucia Serna; nephew, Daniel Romero whom she and Gilbert raised as their own; sisters, Helen Hickson, Lori Ulibarri, and Lena Davenport. She is survived by her nephew, Jerome Romero, who they also raised, and wife, Sylvia; brothers, Ruben Serna and wife, Martha, Justice Patricio M. Serna and wife, Eloise; sisters, Dulce Gomez, Rosalie Rael and husband, Robert. She is also survived by many nephews, nieces, relatives, and friends. Isabel and Gilbert were lifelong residents of Reserve, NM up until their illness caused them to reside at the Veterans Service Center in T or C, NM. Isabel was highly intelligent and an avid reader who lead a very active life. She honorably served two terms as Catron County Assessor and volunteered with the Senior Citizen Home Care Program in Reserve. She freely gave the gifts of kindness, love and compassion to her family and friends. These gifts are the legacy by which she will be forever remembered. A visitation will be held Monday, March 21, 2005 from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel of Direct Funeral Services 2419 4th NW, Alb. Memorial Services will be held at St. Therese Catholic Church, on North 4th St., 2 blocks south of Candelaria, in Albuquerque, on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements for a joint Memorial Service for Isabel and Gilbert in Reserve are pending. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services 2919 4th NW Alb. NM 87107. 505-343-8008
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WALKER -- ELIZABETH. The family of Mrs. Elizabeth Madonna Haley Walker 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 Harry Bear for officiating the Funeral Service; to the nurses and doctors at Ladera Nursing Home for their kindness and care; and to the pallbearers. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Rd SW
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WERSHAW -- Arthur (Sam) Wershaw April 3, 1939 - March 20, 2002 Sam, I can't believe it's been three years since you left so silently and unexpectedly. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you. Every day thoughts go through my mind, "...if I had only known it was my last night by your side. If I had only known I'd never hear your voice again, I'd memorize each thing you ever said, and on these lonely nights, I could think of them once more and keep your words alive inside my head. If I had only known. You were the one who always stood beside me. So foolishly I believed you would always be there, but then I closed my eyes and you slipped away from my life forever. If I had only known, If I had only known..." Your smile, your voice and your strength will always be cherished in my thoughts and in my heart, as well as in the thoughts and hearts of your brother, sister and many, many friends. Joan
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WINEGAR -- William S. Winegar, 92, a resident of Albuquerque, died Thursday, March 17, 2005. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Marcella L. Winegar of Albuquerque; sons, William R. Winegar and Robert B. Winegar and wife, Astrid; and granddaughters, Chloe and Callista. Private family services will be held. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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