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AHUMADA -- Mario, born December 28, 1939, formerly of Santo Tomas, Chihuahua, Mexico, passed away on October 3, 2005. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Palma, sons; Mateo and wife, Erika of Santa Fe, Mario of Santo Tomas, Chihuahua, Mexico, Hector and wife, Dolores of Santa Fe, Humberto and wife, Flor of Albuquerque, Alberto and wife, Julie of California, daughters; Carolina and husband, Sergio of Santo Tomas, Chihuahua, Mexico, Rosalba and husband, Melchor de La O of Albuquerque, Manuela and husband, Maurilio of Chihuahua, Mexico, Luz Maria and Moncerrat Gonzales of Santa Fe, Toni Chavez and husband, Chon Rosillo of Peralta; sister, Concha Viramontes and husband, Jesus of El Paso, TX; brothers, Rafael and wife, Tere, Carlos and wife, Ilda, Guenaro and wife, Maria Luisa, Guillermo of Chihuahua, Mexico, Jose and wife, Maria of El Paso, TX; 24 grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Viewing will be at Riverside Funeral Home Wednesday, October 5, 2005 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and again from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. A second Rosary will be recited at Riverside Funeral Home Thursday, October 6, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. Mass will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 1860 Griegos NW, Friday, October 7, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. Cremation is to follow. Arrangements entrusted to Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque 225 San Mateo NE 505-764-9663
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ANDRADE -- Guillermo G. Andrade went home to be with the Lord on October 4, 2005 at the age of 89. He was born on February 10, 1916 in Durango, Mexico. He is survived by his sons, Galdino Andrade and wife, Alberta, Everardo Andrade and wife, Claudine, Margarito Andrade and wife, Elodia and Manuel Andrade and wife, Velia; daughters, Maria Garcia and husband, Joe and Guillermina Andrew and husband, Filiberto; brothers, Gabino Andrade and Isabel Andrade and wife, Maria; sisters, Gertrudes Andrade and Crecencia Nevarez and husband, Francisco; 38 grandchildren; and 50 great-grandchildren. Guillermo will be deeply missed by all. Visitations will be held on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Garcia Mortuary. A Rosary will be recited on Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. also at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Jose Mejia, Jose Manuel Andrade, Cesar Andrade, Miguel Andrade, Margarito Andrade and Guillermo Andrade. Services are in the care of: GARCIA MORTUARY 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222
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BACA -- Rafaelita Baca, 75, of Albuquerque, went to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, October 5, 2005. She was born on September 2, 1930 in Socorro, NM to Gregorio and Vedelia Maria Baca. She was preceded in death by her brother, Severo Baca. She is survived by her five daughters, Mary Bouchard and husband, Ronald Sr., Sophie Tavasci and husband, Dan, Bert Rivera and husband, Joe, Lucy Trujillo and husband, Edward, Patricia Willis and husband, Daniel; nine grandchildren, Barb Rivera, Ron Bouchard, Jr., Christopher Bouchard, Vedelia Trujillo-Hoey, Lori Baca, Quito Canon, Danny Tavasci, Jr., Nicole Canon, and Zachary Willis; and nine great-grandchildren, Layla, Shanell, Keely, Amberly, Jaydrick, Angelique, Izayah, Cameron, and Hayden; and brothers, Jose Elias Baca and Rafael Baca. Rafaelita was a devoted Christian and a strong witness for Jesus Christ. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, camping, cooking, crocheting, and traveling throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Rafaelita's greatest joy was to be around her family, which was very important to her. She will be greatly missed and loved, but never forgotten. Pallbearers will be Joe Rivera, Daniel Willis, Ron Bouchard, Jr., Chris Hoey, Quito Canon, Danny Tavasci, Jr., and Zachary Willis. The Memorial Service will be held at Chapel of Sunrise, 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE on Friday, October 7, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. with a viewing at 6:00 p.m. A Funeral Service of Christian Burial will be held at First Family Church, 4701 Wyoming Blvd. NE on Saturday, October 8, 2005 at 11:00 a.m., with a viewing at 10:00 a.m. A Memorial Graveside Service will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Officiating at the services will be done by Reverend Ronald L. Bouchard, Sr. and Reverend Christopher A. Bouchard. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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CASHION -- Elizabeth "Betty" Mary Benton Cashion, 80, a long-term resident of Albuquerque, died on Friday afternoon, September 30, 2005 after a long battle with congestive heart problems. Betty was born on March 23, 1925 to Alice and James Thomas Benton. She married John Cashion on August 14 1967 in Albuquerque. She grew up in Albuquerque, graduated from Albuquerque High in 1943 and attended the University of New Mexico. Betty was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, the UNM Ski Team and she acquired a Bachelor of Arts in Inter-American Affairs, in 1947. After graduating, she worked as a translator for the United Nations and then spent a year in Europe, working for the Service Civil Internationale (forerunner of the Peace Corp). Her true passion was snow skiing, which she learned at the age of 13 and competed in many racing events, becoming the New Mexico Women's Downhill Champion in 1945. In 1948, while working in Beartown, MA, Betty became the first woman Certified as a Ski Instructor in the Eastern Division of the Professional Ski Instructors of America. She returned to Albuquerque in 1949 as the head of the La Madera (now Sandia Peak) ski school for 2 years. She left Albuquerque for nine years, teaching skiing on the East Coast for several years and also lived in London, England for a year. Betty returned to Albuquerque for good in 1960 and taught skiing at La Madera (Sandia Peak) every year since, until she retired from skiing in 2003 at the age of 78. She had many other interests during her lifetime, enjoying tennis, bike riding, traveling, teaching school, a good party, her fruit trees and the tulips in Holland, all while running a properties business involving warehouses and rentals. She is survived by her husband, John; her two sons, Randall (wife Kim) of Arvada, CO, Chris (wife Debbie) of Highlands Ranch, CO; step-daughter, Leda (husband Larry) of Cuba, NM; and her brother, Bruce of Albuquerque. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Eric, Kyle, Megan, Tiffany, Sheri, Teri, Malina, and Becky; and three great-grandchildren, Eli, Kenneth, and Dylan; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and loving friends. More information on Betty's life at http://www.forgetmenotforever.com. In lieu of flowers/gifts, memorial contributions man be made in Betty's name to Albuquerque Rescue Mission, PO Box 331, Albuquerque, NM 87103 or Joy Junction, PO Box 27693, Albuquerque, NM 87125, who help feed and shelter the homeless. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service, open to all friends and family, will be held at the Oasis Family Chapel, 4800 Lomas Blvd NE on Saturday, October 8, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. MDT. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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CHAVEZ -- Esther M. Chavez went home to be with the Lord and departed loved ones on October 3, 2005 at the age of 50. She was born on October 24, 1954 in Albuquerque, NM. Esther is survived by her sons, Gary Chavez and wife, Diane and Ken Chavez; brothers, Santiago Baros, Climaco Baros, Pete Baros, and Augustine Baros; sister, Bernice Smith; grandchildren, Angelique, Johnathan, and Alexandra Chavez; and many other family members. She will be deeply missed by all. A Memorial Rosary will be recited on Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Garcia Mortuary. Services are in the care of: GARCIA MORTUARY 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222
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CLARK -- Daniel Clark, 23, a resident of Rio Rancho, died October 4, 2005. He is survived by his father, William Dale Clark, Jr. and Mandy Valtierra; mother, Jean Sandoval; brothers and sisters, Robert Hayes Clark, Charlene, Laura Jean, Michael, and Joey Sandoval; grandparents, William D. Clark Sr., and wife, Hope and Michael and Jackie Focia; and many other family members. Services will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd NE. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary one hour prior to services. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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CRATER -- Nellie Obera Black Crater passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2005 on her 82nd birthday, at Presbyterian Hospital. She was born in the mining town of Dawson, NM. Having spent her early years in Albuquerque, her family moved to southern California where she met and married her husband, Donald Crater, of Pasadena, CA. Mrs. Crater received her B.S. in nursing from Loma Linda University, served as a nurse at the California Institution for Women in Chino and as a public school nurse for the Yucaipa California Public Schools. The Craters moved to Albuquerque in 1980 and Nellie was a nurse in the Albuquerque Public Schools until she retired in 1996. She was active in various ways at Hoffmantown Church and with the Billy Graham organization. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Crater; and her son, David Wayne Crater; as well as by brothers, Harmon Black, Lorin Black; and sister, Hortense Black Dalbey (all of Albuquerque); and by brothers, Leo Black and William Black. She is survived by her brother, Phillip Black of California; her son, Timothy Donald Crater, a pastor in Virginia; and four grandsons-David, Jonathan, Andrew, and Matthew Crater. Mrs. Crater also had two great-granddaughters, Grace and Harper. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel (B100) at Hoffmantown Church on Saturday, October 8, 2005, 11:00 a.m., 8888 Harper Road NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111. A reception will follow in a nearby room. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to Lightshine Ministries, 2039 Virginia NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, or to The Wilberforce Foundation, 4015 Dolphin Circle, Colorado Springs, CO 80918. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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FAIR -- Frank D. Fair Jr., age 40, passed away in Albuquerque, NM after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Anna; three sons, Frankie III, Alonzo, and Anthony; three daughters, Amanda, Ariel, and Catalina; father, Frank Sr.; mother, Rose I. Madrid; step-father, Arturo Madrid; two brothers, Matthew Fair and wife, Ninette and Chris Madrid; sisters, Roseanne Ibarra and husband, Art, Monique Garcia and husband, Jose, Christina and Georgianna. Services will be held at San Martin de Porres Catholic Church, 8321 Camino San Martin SW. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 6, 2005. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 7, 2005. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2912919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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GALLEGOS -- Anna Marie Gallegos, 91, passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2005 in Socorro, NM. She was born April 25, 1914 to Martin and Benina (Savedra) Chavez in Mangas, NM. She is preceded in death by her husband, Leandro Gallegos Sr.; her sons: Filemon, Ramon, Eloy, Arsenio, and Leandro Jr.; and her sister, Cipriana Griego. Anna Marie is survived by her sons: Esiquio and Robert, both of Barstow, CA; Leonardo and Patrick, both of Albuquerque, NM; and Leroy of Belen, NM; daughters: Gloria Arriaga and Mary Griego, both of Barstow, CA; Tomasita Lucero of Aragon, NM; and Frances Sanchez of Datil, NM; sister, Lucilla Baca of Socorro, NM; 35 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; and many great-great-grandchildren. A Rosary will be recited on Thursday, October 6, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Datil, NM. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, October 7, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary with Msgn. McDonald as Celebrant. Burial will be in the Datil Cemetery. Pallbearers are Leonardo Gallegos Jr., Abran Sanchez, Ramon Gallegos, Danny Gallegos, Angelo Griego and Mike Gallegos. Special music by Clarence Gallegos. Arrangements are under the care of Steadman-Hall Funeral Home, 309 Garfield, Socorro, NM.
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GARCIA -- Estrella Garcia, 92, passed away on October 3, 2005. She is survived by her niece, Neyda Casaus and husband, Joe and other nieces, great-nieces, and nephews. Estrella was born is Cuba, NM. She and her husband owned B&B Bar in San Yisidro, NM. Mrs. Garcia was preceded in death by her parents, Domingo Crespin and Virginia Cebada, and her husband, Bravlio Garcia. Neyda would like to thank Presbyterian Hospice for their loving care. Pallbearers will be Anthony Casaus, Elmer Martinez, Ivan Trujillo, James Montoya, Richard Sandoval, and Naves C de Baca. Honorary Pallbearers will be Debbie Padilla, Yvette Gallegos, Lisa Gallego, and Dorothy Sando. A Visitation will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 6, 2005 until time of Rosary at Strong-Thorne Mortuary / Palm Chapel. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 7, 2005 at St. Therese Little Flower Church, 300 Mildred Ave. NW. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave SE Albuquerque, NM 87106 505-842-8800
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GRIEGO -- Anthony P. Griego February 12, 1976 - October 6, 2004 We knew little that morning that God would call your name. In life, we loved you dearly, in death we do the same It broke our hearts to lose you but you did not go alone, for part of us went with you the day God called you home. You left us beautiful memories. Your love is still our guide, and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side. Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us home one by one the chain will link again. . . We love you and miss you very much, we will never forget you. Love You, Adriana, Grandma, Tata Mom, Adrian and Family
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HOY -- Mary M. Hoy, 94, passed away on Monday, October 3, 2005. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Myron Hoy, June 1981. Mary is survived by her children; Bruce Hoy and wife, Shirley, Jacque Hoy and wife, Delphine, Ann Shukis and husband, Jerome, Milton Hoy and wife, Phyllis, Andrea Mannes and husband, John, Michael Hoy and wife, Deborah; and 17 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. A very special thank you to the staff at Arbor Brook nursing home, for all the loving care that they gave to mom. A Visitation will be held at 5:00 p.m. with a Rosary to follow at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 6, 2005 at Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors Chapel. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 7, 2005 at Sangre de Cristo Catholic Church, with Father Lancaster officiating. The Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donation can be made to the Animal Humane Society. Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors 3113 Carlisle Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87110 505-884-1188
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LEOPOLD -- Lawrence (Larry) W. Leopold, 87, died peacefully at Harlan County Hospital in Alma, NE surrounded by his loving family on September 29, 2005. He was laid to rest with military honors near his beloved mother and father in Alma on October 1, 2005. Larry was born in Orleans, NE on November 26, 1917, the son of Theodore Hovey Leopold and Eva (Wolf) Leopold. He graduated from high school in Alma in 1936. Larry served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during WWII. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Geraldine Mae; one of their seven children, Diana Sue; and his second wife, Mary Jean. During his 50-plus years as a resident of Albuquerque and Los Lunas, Larry worked as a diesel mechanic. After retirement, he drove a school bus in Los Lunas and tutored children with their reading. In 1998 he returned to Alma where he also assisted teachers with the children's reading. Each school year he received mountains of letters and artwork from the children who so dearly loved him. Mourning his passing are his loving children, Beth Crabill of St. Petersburg, FL, Carol Bennefield of Los Lunas, NM, Janice Jensen and husband, James of Las Vegas, NV, Frances Thomas and husband, Richard of Bastrop, TX, Eva Morrell and Marcia Chadly of Westminster, CO, and Robert Leopold and wife, Christina of Los Lunas, NM; sisters, Evelyn Ulmer Kelley of Lincoln, NE and Dorothy Tice and husband, Richard of Alma, NE; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; other relatives and a host of friends. Larry was a devoted member of First United Methodist Church in Albuquerque, and was well known for his pancake breakfasts for the Two-soms Class, as well as other culinary delights he prepared from his "Cooking for 200" cookbook handed down from his mother. Larry was a long-time member of the Moose Lodge #1517 and the local Lions Club in Los Lunas. He was a faithful servant of the Lord, a good neighbor, ever-ready to lend a helping hand, a wonderful father to his seven children, a loving grandfather to his grandchildren, and a friend to everyone he met. His children and grandchildren are blessed to have had so many years to learn from him and receive his guidance. When Larry was approaching 80, he often-times had to be reminded that he was retired now and could cut back to an 8 or 10-hour workday. Larry's selflessness, family values, coaching, teaching, kindness, and the ever-present twinkle in his eye touched many lives and hearts, and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
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LOPEZ -- LALA G. Mrs. Lala (Adelaida) G. Lopez, 86, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away peacefully at home with her family at her side on October 4, 2005. Mrs. Lopez was the daughter of Margarito Griego and Epifania Sanchez Griego. Mrs. Lopez is survived by her sons, Joseph (Sonny) Lopez and wife, Cecilia, Rudy Lee Lopez; two daughters, Priscilla Gutierrez and husband, Danny, Mary Salazar and husband, Manuel; 16 grandchildren; 31 great children; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Mrs. Lopez was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Genovevo in 1997; a daughter, Licha in 1939; and a son, Epimenio (Epie) M. Lopez in 1992. Mrs. Lopez was a member of the Catholic Church. In January 1995 in celebration of Lala and Genovevo's 60th anniversary, the county officially dedicated the cross street where the Lopez's lived their entire marriage, Lala-Gene Lane. Lala was a homemaker who loved crocheting blankets and doll dresses and deeply loved her family which was evident as she helped raise many of her grandchildren. A visitation for Lala will be Thursday afternoon in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel from 2:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. A visitation will be after 6:30 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 562 Atrisco SW with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. A final visitation will be Friday morning from 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church with Mass of the Resurrection to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the San Jose de Armijo Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Epie Lopez Jr., Danny Gutierrez Jr., Dion Gutierrez, Dominic Gutierrez, Mark Lopez and Robert Lopez. Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Gutierrez, Manuel Salazar, Darell Wade, Darren Lopez, Joseph Lopez Jr., Paul Gonzales, Joseph Candelaria, Pat Frias, Matt Montez, Matthew Kent and Jarrod Vallejos. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Rd SW 243-7861
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LOPEZ -- Robert In Memory of Robert Lopez July 28, 1955 Ocotber 6, 2004 I am home in heaven, Dear ones, Oh, so happy and bright! There is perfect joy and beauty In this everlasting light. All the pain and grief are over, Safely home in Heaven at last. A Precious one from us has gone A place is vacant in our home. Which never can be filled. We have you in our hearts. Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather With Love, Your wife Rosie, and son Robert, and Annette, your daughter Evangeline, and Grandkids.
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MILES -- Wilbur John Miles, 85, died on Tuesday. He was from Vineland, NJ and moved to Albuquerque in the early 40s. He was a loving father and grandfather. We will miss you, Daddy. Mr. Miles was preceded in death by his wife, Rosie Miles. He is survived by his daughters: Rosemary (Delbert) Bell, Rebecca (Ken) Sickenger, Elizabeth (Chris) Page, Mindy (Ross) Ioane; son: Stephen (Debbie) Miles; sister, Elaine; and 12 grandchildren. The family of Mr. Miles will be reflecting on his life with a Life Celebration Service on Friday at 11:00 a.m. in the Reflection of Life Chapel with a Graveside Service at Fairview Memorial Park to follow. Pallbearers will be Zebulon Miles, Caleb Miles, Ken Sickenger, Chris Page, Ross Ioane, and Brian Bell. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society. REFLECTIONS Funerals & Life Celebrations 2400 Washington Street NE 884-5777
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PADILLA -- Praxedes 1906-2005 Praxedes Padilla, a longtime resident of Belen, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, October 4, 2004 in the presence of her children. She was a member of Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church and belonged to the Blessed Sacrament Society. She was born in La Joya, NM to Juan Thomas Griego and Tomasita Barela Griego on December 7, 1906. Praxedes was preceded in death by her husband, Sesario; son Wilfred; and daughter-in-law, Eva. She is survived by two sons, Martin and wife, Corinne and Evisalio, all of Belen; grandchildren, Anthony and wife, Melva of Littleton, CO, Angela and husband, Rod Brown of Albuquerque, Martin Ray and wife, Deborah of Pompano Beach, FL, Paula of Albuquerque, Mary Frances and husband, Tony Coen of Glendale, AZ, Patricia and husband, Don Cullen of Las Cruces, NM, Armando and wife, Christina of La Mirada, CA, and Mario, also of La Mirada, CA. Also surviving are great-grandchildren, Christopher and Alysa Reyes, Bryan and Eva Cullen, and Cayah and Xavier Padilla of Littleton, CO. A Funeral Mass for Mrs. Padilla will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 8, 2005 at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church, where a viewing will begin at 8:30 AM. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. A Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. on Friday evening at the church with a viewing beginning at 6:30 p.m. Arrangements are being handled by Riverside Funeral Home of Belen, 418 W. Reinken Ave, 864-4448. Online guest register available at www.riversideofbelen.com
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PAOLETTI -- Bruno Paoletti, 87, died of lung cancer on Sunday, October 2, 2005. He was born in Panama, Illinois and raised in St. Louis, MO. Bruno and his family moved to Albuquerque in 1952. Bruno is survived by his wife of 68 years, Lucille; daughter, Clarice Jenkins and husband, John of Albuquerque; brother, Lee Paoletti and wife, Edythe of Sun City, AZ; sister, Inez Paoletti; granddaughter, Teri Coker and husband, Mick, all of Albuquerque; grandson, Robert Paoletti and wife, Dee of Los Lunas; great-grandchildren, Jesse Pedersen and husband, David of Albuquerque, Melissa Clarice Paoletti of Los Lunas, Clinton Coker of Cloudcroft, Sarah Vega and daughter, Izabella of Kodiak, AK, P.J. Vega and son, Jay of Mesa, AZ; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Ronald Lee Paoletti in 1959. Bruno served in the United States Army during WWII as a heavy equipment operator. He was a machinist at Sandia National Laboratories and retired in 1983, after 29 years of service. He was a member of the Italian American Club and the Bear Canyon Senior Center Fishing Club. Bruno will be greatly missed by his family and countless friends. Cremation has taken place and Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, 2:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. The family requests no flowers at the service. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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ROOP -- Vincent Franklin Roop, 50, a resident of New Mexico most of his life, died October 2, 2005. Vincent was born in Albuquerque on June 29, 1955 in Albuquerque, the son of Lawrence Franklin and Frances Irene (Neville) Roop. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Vincent was employed as a field engineer in computer systems. He is remembered for his strong faith. His family will miss his wonderful smile and his high energy. He was preceded in death by his parents and in April of this year, and his daughter, Katrina. Vincent is survived by his wife, Cathalina; children, Joseph, Matthew, Steven, Jeremy, Samantha and Christy. He is also survived by his brother, David; sisters, Marilyn Gastellum, Dorothy Jewett, and Nadine Moku; numerous nieces, nephews; and his father and mother-in-law, Ernest and Dolores Serna. Visitation will be 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday, October 6, 2005; at Vista Verde Mortuary; Sara Rd and Meadowlark Ln. in Rio Rancho with the Rosary recited at 7 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated 11 a.m., Friday, October 7, 2005 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 1502 Sara Rd, in Rio Rancho. Interment will follow in the Patriots Garden of Vista Verde Memorial Park, 4310 Sara Road. A Reception will be held at the home of Richard and Nadine Moku; 324 Asbury Road, NE, Rio Rancho. Arrangements by: Vista Verde Memorial Park and Mortuary 505-892-9920
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SHOATS -- Daniel Dean Biagi Shoats and Ellen Jeanne Schippers Shoats died Saturday, October 1, 2005 in an automobile accident. Daniel is survived by his children, Leah Maria Shoats, Russell Thomas Shoats, and Dominic Dean Shoats; brother, Rudolph Thomas Shoats and wife, Jamie Rothmeyer; sisters, Soledad (Sally) Hindi and husband, Joseph, Elizabeth Shoats and husband, Roy Wade, and Marlene Shoats Weaks and husband, Dan Weaks. Ellen is survived by her parents, Norman Arnold Schippers and Beverly Alverson Schippers; children, Leah Maria Shoats, Russell Thomas Shoats, and Dominic Dean Shoats; sister, Angela Ghiassi and husband, Hamid and brother, Burt Schippers and wife, Susan Rehrig. Both are survived by nephews, Joachim Biagi Marjon, Jordan and Brandon Ghiassi, Evan Weaks and Matthew Wade; nieces, Jessie Wade and Isabella Maria Weaks; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Services will be held Monday, October 10, 2005, 11:00 a.m., at Shepherd of the Valley Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to the Shoats' Children's Memorial Fund at Bank of America, 6603 Fourth St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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STEWART -- Barbara L. Stewart, 68, of Albuquerque, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2005. Barbara retired as a Registered Nurse after many years with Presbyterian Hospital. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, October 8, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at French Mortuary Westside Chapel. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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VAN WYK -- Joseph William Van Wyk, age 82, of Albuquerque, went to be with his Lord Monday, October 3, 2005. Joe was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Throughout his life he had been active in his church and while in Midland, MI, he helped organize the Midland Christian School. In his retirement years, he enjoyed traveling and outdoor activities with his wife. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Theresa (Teri); daughter, Beverly and fiance, Alan Gross; son, Joe; and daughter, Donna Haynes and husband, Stan; grandsons, Joshua, Christopher, and Eric; and granddaughter, Lanay; brothers, William and Earl. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Shirley and Lanae in 1977. A Memorial Service will be held at Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 8600 Academy Blvd. NE, Friday, October 7, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Midland Christian School, 4417 West Wackerly St., Midland, MI 48640-0486 or Ambercare Hospice, 5100 Indian School NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Interment has taken place at Santa Fe National Cemetery. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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WARREN -- Thomas Payne Warren, 101, passed away on September 17, 2005. Tom was born in Grapeland, TX on September 15, 1904, the eighth child of Fletcher A. and Rose Ann (Little) Warren. He served his country during WWII, achieving the rank of sergeant in the US Army Air Corps in the Asiatic Pacific Theater of operations. Tom moved to New Mexico in 1945, where he married Nola Tidwell. She preceded him in death in April, 1970. He later married Jewel Deatherage-Church, who also preceded him in death in August, 1983. Tom worked for Leonard Motors in Albuquerque for many years. He has been a resident at Camino Retirement Home for the past several years. He is survived by a step-son, Jim Church; step-granddaughter, Pamela Walsh, both of Albuquerque; nephew, William O. Williams of Pittsburg, PA; other nieces and nephews; numerous other step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren that this kind and gentle man regarded as his own. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 7, 2005 at Camino Retirement Home, 12101 Lomas Blvd NE. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd, NE 275-3500
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WRIGHT -- Shannon Marie Wright, age 75, passed away (gone fishing) on Sunday, October 2, 2005, in the company of her family. She was loved so much by so many. Shannon was born on March 15, 1930 in Toledo, OH to Walter and Mildred Rollf. She was preceded in death by her mother, father, and one brother. She is survived by her daughters, Janice Genson, Cherie Coon; son, John Dorcas; and two brothers, Leonard and Harvey Rollf. She was the greatest mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother anyone could have ever asked for. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and co-workers at the Montebello. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Sunrise. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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