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BACA -- Brianna Frances Lee Baca, age 8, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 27, 2005 after a battle with cancer. She is survived by her mother, Bernadette Moya and husband, Stephen; father, Pedro Baca and wife, Maria; grandparents, Margaret Quintana and husband, Anthony, Peter Baca and wife, Vicki; brothers and sisters, Jazmonique, Alexander, Michaela Jovanny, Tommy, Joshua, and Pedro; and her dog Coco. A Rosary will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2005 at 1 p.m. at Garcia Chapel, a Funeral Mass will follow on Friday, December 2, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church. A private inurnment will take place at a later date. The family would also like to thank God for letting Brianna bring great joy to our lives for the past eight years. You came to us like a fresh and bright spring morning. Your life brought excitement to each new day, with a character to match. Our memories with you will last all of our lifetimes, and your journey home has reminded us how precious our time with each other is, Thank you Brini for making our world a better place. Lots of love and see you in a while. GARCIA MORTUARY 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222
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BARTLETT-ALLEN -- DENISE. Mrs. Denise Bartlett-Allen, 41, a resident of Albuquerque passed away on November 26, 2005. Denise is survived by her loving husband of 25 years, Mr. Arnoel Allen; three children, Aubrey Allen and fiance, Robert Pallares, Jennae Allen and Steven Trujillo Sr., and Arnoel Chris Allen Jr.; father, Robert Bartlett and wife, Maria; mother, Reyna Giron and husband, Don; sister, Patricia Bartlett; two brothers, Brian Dean Bartlett and wife, Karen, and Sean Bartlett and Stephanie Velasquez; grandmothers, Rosalina Bartlett and Hila Cebada; grandson, Steven Trujillo Jr. and one on the way; in-laws, Arnoel E. Allen Sr. and wife, Ada; many aunts, uncles, in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Denise was a member of the Catholic Church. Visitation will be held on Friday, December 2, 2005 at Santuario de San Martin Catholic Church, 8301 Camino San Martin SW, from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. by Mr. Hank Goeffriom. Final Visitation will be Saturday, December 3, 2005 at Santuario de San Martin Catholic Church from 10:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. with Mass of the Resurrection to be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. by Father Vance. Interment of cremains will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Rd. SW 243-7861
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BOWEN -- Adela Bowen, 90, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 27, 2005. She is survived by her son, Ernest Bowen; grandsons, Scott and Jason Bowen and Scott's wonderful wife, April; great-grandsons, Abraham and Gideon; and her brother, Evans Garcia. A Rosary will be recited, Wednesday, November 30, 2005, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, December 3, 2005, 9:00 a.m. at Holy Ghost Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Friends may visit Wednesday at French Mortuary from 5:00 until time of the Rosary. French Mortuary 7212 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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CAUDILL -- Isaac "Ike" H. Caudill, Jr., 54, a resident of Rio Rancho since 1996, passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2005. Ike was born February 21, 1951 the son of Isaac Henry and Richilieu Ingram Caudill, Sr. in New Castle, IN. He had been a manager in the retail business with Hobby Lobby before his death. Ike was actively involved at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church. He enjoyed sports and graduated from Ball State University in 1973 where he attended on a basketball scholarship. Ike also enjoyed golfing. He was preceded in death by one sister, Vicki Caudill. He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Denise of the family home; his parents, Ike, Sr. and Richilieu Caudill of Winchester, KY; son, Shane of Rio Rancho; two daughters, Jennifer of Albuquerque, and Laura of Rio Rancho; one brother, Michael Caudill of Winchester, KY; one sister, Debbi Preston and husband, William of Winchester, KY; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Diane and Paul Isaacson of Rio Rancho; mother-in-law, Elizabeth Sheakley of Rio Rancho; one niece; and three nephews. The Visitation for Ike will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2005 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary, Sara Rd. at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho and from 9 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 2, 2005 at the Faith Evangelical Free Church. The Service will be Friday, November 2, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at the Faith Evangelical Free Church, 900 Southern Blvd., SE, Rio Rancho. Interment will follow in Vista Verde Memorial Park. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary Rio Rancho, New Mexico 892-9920
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CHAVEZ -- Angela Chavez, a resident of Las Cruces, NM and formerly of Albuquerque, was called home to our Lord on November 27, 2005 after a short, but courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband, Joseph of Las Cruces; daughters, Jo Anne Chavez of Bosque Farms, Mary Ellen Chaplin, of Boston, MA, and Cathie Chavez-Soliz of Las Cruces; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers, Theodore Ortega and David Ortega of Albuquerque. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 1, 2005 at Holy Cross Church, 1327 N. Miranda, Las Cruces, NM where she was a parishioner. She has been cremated and the cremains will be interred at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her name may be made to Mesilla Valley Hospice, 299 E. Montana, Las Cruces, NM 88005.
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CLIFTON -- Katherine Howard Clifton, 64, New Mexico artist and potter, died Sunday, November 28, 2005, from complications following heart surgery. Katherine was preceded in death by her parents, Frances and Harry Howard and her sister, Jilson. She is survived by her husband, Martin; her nephews, Glen Krause, Greg Krause, and Glen's children, Nona Olivia and Joshua Danfield. She was born on December 4, 1941 in New Iberia, LA, and was raised in Albuquerque where she graduated from Highland High School in 1959. After receiving a B.A. in English from the University of New Mexico in 1963, she moved to New York where her serious study as an artist began with painting. Moving three years later to the San Francisco Bay area, Katherine developed an interest in ceramics and became an original, admired potter - patterning into her glazes horse hair, natural grasses and herbs. She was also a home caregiver and hospital clerk during much of this period. She relocated to northern New Mexico in 1981 and built a studio and kiln in Rancho de Olguin on the Rio Vallecitos, subsequently returning home to Albuquerque and marrying her beloved husband, Martin in 1987. The Cliftons built their home in Placitas, NM in 1992, where Katherine renewed her painting, combined with a passion for gardening, horses, and travel. Her work was exhibited at New Mexico art fairs and sold to collectors and galleries across the country. Katherine was devoted to the work of the South Texas Children's Home (STCH) where non-adoptable children are provided with a nurturing environment and educational support through college. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated for this extraordinary institution, South Texas Children's Home, P.O. Box 1210, Beeville, TX 78104-1218. A private Memorial Service for family and friends will be held at the Clifton home in Placitas on Saturday, December 3, 2005 from 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. "She walks in beauty. . . she never feared living an ordinary life." Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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CLOUGHLY -- Mary Louise Bezemek Cloughly, 90, of Claremont, CA, passed away in her sleep November 25, 2005, in Claremont. Mrs. Cloughly was born November 5, 1915, in Albuquerque, NM, and has been a Claremont resident since 1977. Youngest of the four children of James Bezemek and Mary Frances McKnight Bezemek, Mrs. Cloughly grew up on the large dairy owned by her parents. A graduate of Albuquerque High School, she was Honored Queen in Job's Daughters. She received her BA in Economics and did graduate study in education at the University of New Mexico. Mrs. Cloughly taught English in Espanola and Albuquerque for almost 40 years. She served as secretary of the Albuquerque Classroom Teachers Association and was a member of the New Mexico Retired Teachers Association, the Chi Omega Sorority, the Order of Eastern Star in Albuquerque, and later played in the Hand Bell Choir at the United Church of Christ, Congregational, Claremont. She was a devoted mother and grandmother, and is survived by her daughter, Cecilia Louise Cloughly of Claremont; son-in-law, Frank Stott of Claremont; granddaughter, Heidi Louise Bird of Claremont; grandson, Charles Cloughly of Georgetown, KY; great-granddaughters, Ainsley Louise Bird and Alyssa Jacqueline Bird; and two nieces, Sharon Gorman and Marcella Farmer, both of Albuquerque, NM. Private services will be held. In lieu of flowers, friends may wish to make memorial contributions to the Claremont Symphony Orchestra, P.O. Box 698, Claremont, CA 91711. Cards and comments for a Book of Remembrances may be sent to 4305 Piedmont Mesa, Claremont, CA 91711. Todd Memorial Chapel, Pomona, CA, is in charge of arrangements.
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DAVEY -- Susan Truscott Davey, 99, a resident of Albuquerque since 1976, died on Friday, November 25, 2005 after an extended illness. Mrs. Davey was born on December 1, 1905 in Pennsylvania, and died 5 days short of her 100th birthday. She was born in a Methodist parsonage and lived in a parsonage until her husband retired in 1969. Susan is the last surviving sibling of seven children born to Rev. and Mrs. James Truscott. Susan Davey is the widow of the Rev. Dr. Richard J. Davey, a Methodist minister who served parishes in Pennsylvania, New York, Arizona, and New Mexico. Dr. Davey's last parish assignment was with St. John's United Methodist Church in Albuquerque. Dr. Davey died in 1987 after a 58-year marriage. Mrs. Davey was an active participant in Methodist activities, holding offices in both district and conference. She was awarded Life Membership status and Special Mission Recognition status with the United Methodist Women's Organization. She was a member of Chapter AW, P.E.O., and the United Methodist Women's organization since 1929. Susan was a partner of her husband in parish activities and she continued her involvement in activities at St. John's until recent years. Mrs. Davey is survived by her daughters, Marilyn Sue Davey of Oceanside, CA, D. Joan Heinsohn and her husband, Robert of Albuquerque; a son, Richard James Davey, MD and his wife, Susan Backes, MD of Houston, TX; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, December 1, 2005, 3:00 p.m., at Manzano del Sol Good Samaritan Village, 5201 Roma NE, on her 100th birthday, with Pastors Clyde Stanfield and David Edwards officiating. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church, 2626 Arizona NE, Manzano del Sol Good Samaritan Village, 5201 Roma NE, or the charity of your choice. The family thanks their many friends and relatives whose sympathy and thoughtfulness are gratefully appreciated. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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DINKLE -- Clifford Eugene (Tip) Dinkle passed away Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 24, 2005 at the age of 96. Born March 1, 1909 in Greenville, TX. Son of Clifford Eugene Dinkle, Senior and Helen Lockhart Dinkle. Tip Dinkle left Texas in 1927 as the trumpet player in a small jazz band to play in Amarillo and Albuquerque. During the next two years he played with that band and another in New Mexico. After spending one year with a fourteen piece band called The Little Roamers in Los Angeles (playing at what became the Palomar Ballroom) he left the band and returned to Albuquerque to continue an interrupted college education at UNM. A Pi Kappa Alpha member, manager of the fraternity house, and a member of the Khatali Society, he finished his degree in 1932 in the midst of the Depression. Finding no other work upon graduation, he returned briefly to music. In April of 1933, the national crisis in banking resulted in FDR closing all banks temporarily. In April it was known that the First National Bank in Albuquerque would not be able to open on April 17. The officers of the Albuquerque National Bank chartered a plane to fly to Denver to bring a supply of currency from the Federal Reserve and also decided to hire one more employee. This would bring the number of employees at ANB to 18. On Sunday, April 16, Vice President of ANB, Robert Elder, came to the dance hall where Mr. Dinkle was playing and offered him a job starting the following morning. The President of the Bank, Fred Luthy, made it clear that the job was only temporary and so, 25 years later, there was a story in the Albuquerque Journal saying that the Board of Directors at ANB had made their Vice President, Mr. Dinkle's job permanent. He retired from the bank in 1974. During the time he was temporarily employed at ANB he worked with The Albuquerque Little Theater in amateur productions. At the KiMo Theater, in the mid-'30s, he was introduced to Virginia Wright Nye whom he married in 1937. Ginny Dinkle died in 1997 following a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Mr. Dinkle was an officer and board member of the Albuquerque Symphony Orchestra, of the Sandia Foundation, the Treasurer of the June Music Festival, and the establishing founder of the New Mexico Kidney Foundation. The latter association was a response to the death of his son, Stephen Wright Dinkle, of kidney disease in 1968. In the last 13 years Mr. Dinkle has shared his life with Natalie (Tasha) Steinbach White whose role as caregiver has been treasured by Tip and by the family. Daughter, Susan Lindley of Claremont, CA; niece, Jean Barnett Parrish; three grand-nieces, Pam Dean, Julie Fry, and Nancy Brooks; and numerous great-nieces and -nephews all of Texas; David Barnett and family of Idaho; survive Clifford Eugene Dinkle. Memorial Service pending at St. John's Episcopal Cathedral.
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GOETTING -- Josephine Marmon Goetting, 93, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2005, after a long illness. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Ray; daughter, Miriam Marmon Goetting; son; R. Chandler Goetting and wife, Susie; grandchildren, Lisa Lee Elkins and Kolby Lee Elkins; great-grandson, Kamron Elkins; one nephew; and five nieces. Josephine taught elementary schools in Grants and Laguna. At times she served the Pueblo of Laguna in the Human Services Division and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Laguna Rainbow Nursing Center, while her mother Susie Reyos Marmon was a resident and where she herself was a resident for the last few years of her life. Services will be held on Thursday, 11:00 a.m., at Laguna Presbyterian Church, Casa Blanca, NM, with Rev. Randy Pence officiating, located exit 108 north bound from I-40. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel on Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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GONZALES -- JOSEPH VICTOR. Mr. Joseph Victor Gonzales, 71, a resident of Albuquerque, went home to be with the Lord on November 24, 2005. Mr. Gonzales is the beloved husband to Mrs. Sally Gonzales, married for 48 years. He is also survived by his children, James Gonzales and wife, Heather, Sharon Apodaca, Karen Gurule and husband, Alex, Terri Kelley and husband, Dan, Vicky Gonzales, Kimberly Gonzales and husband, Amin Marquez; his mother, Mrs. Dorothy Gonzales; one sister, Angie Martinez; two brothers, Leroy Gonzales and Ronnie Gonzales and wife, Marcella; a sister-in-law, Mary Ruth Maestas and husband, Gene; 14 grandchildren, Vincent, Felicia, Josephine, Bryanna, Joseph, Angelina, Isaac, Josiah, Jesse, Summer, Amber, Joshua, Estevan and Mandy; one great-grandchild, Julian; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Mr. Gonzales was preceded in death by his father, David Louis Gonzales and his brothers, Danny and Jimmy. Joseph Victor was raised in Raton and raised his children there as well. He was a member of the Legacy Church, a Veteran of the United States Army, served for 19 1/2 years in the Army National Guard and was retired from the New Mexico State Transportation Department after 25 years. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and will be remembered for his kind heart, his generous spirit, and his sense of humor. He will be missed by all who knew him and loved him dearly. A visitation of family and friends will be from 12:00 noon until 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 3, 2005 at the Legacy Church, 7201 Central NW with a Memorial Service at 12:30 p.m. A reception will follow. Flowers are welcome and/or donation may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, c/o Legacy Church. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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GREEN -- Janis Green February 8, 1946 - November 30, 2002 Mom, it's been three years since you went home. I miss you everyday, but always feel your loving presence around me. Danielle says you're at "Bible School in Heaven". Thank you for watching over us. Love Always, Jill (Pooh)
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GUGGINO -- Marie Assunta Menaldi Guggino, 87, entered eternal life on Wednesday, November 28, 2005. She was born in Youngstown, OH, on Sunday, January 6, 1918, to Edward and Antionette Tisone Menaldi. She is survived by her children: Larry Guggino, Sr., and wife, Patty; Rita Guggino Ware, P. Mario Guggino, and Marc Guggino, Sr., and wife, Lisa. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jack L. Guggino; her siblings, Arthur F. Menaldi, Beatrice Zileski, Edward Menaldi, Jr., Margaret Beastro; and her granddaughter, Jeanette Marie Ware. Marie's childhood was spent with her family in Portici, Italy. She graduated from Youngstown Business College and married Jack L. Guggino in 1939. In 1950 they moved to Albuquerque where Marie was active in Regina Coeli Parish and the Italian Women's Club. Service will be held on Friday, December 2, 2005, at 11:00 a.m. at French Mortuary Chapel, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM at 1:30 p.m. Visitation will precede the service Friday, December 2, 2005, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. French Mortuary 7212 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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GUTIERREZ -- Cruz A. Gutierrez, 30, was called to the Lord on November 25, 2005. He was born in Clovis, NM and was a lifelong resident of Albuquerque. He was employed by the Albuquerque Public Schools. He is survived by his girlfriend, Melanie and their two children, Jazmine and Jacob Gutierrez; and his other daughter, Alissah Gutierrez. He will be missed dearly by his family and friends. Memorial Service to be held on December 1, 2005 at 5:30 p.m. at Holy Family Church at 550 Atrisco Dr. SW.
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JOHNSON -- Phyllis A. Johnson of Oakland, NE, died in her home November 26, 2005. She was 77. She was born in Oakland on May 1, 1928, daughter of the late George V. and Florence E. Dolhanyk. Phyllis married Kenneth S. "Bud" Johnson of Oakland on April 16, 1949. During Ken's 36 years of employment with Hughes Aircraft Co., the couple raised five sons and changed addresses more than two dozen times. Phyllis designed and oversaw construction of several homes during her lifetime. Phyllis had her own catering business while the family lived in Williamsburg, VA, and was a realtor while living in Colorado Springs, CO and Albuquerque, NM. Four years after the death of her husband Ken in 1991, Phyllis relocated to Ft. Myers, FL. In 1998, Phyllis returned to her hometown of Oakland. She was a loving wife, mother and friend. She was active in church and community services her entire life, most recently by serving on the boards of the Oakland Heights Nursing Home Facility and the First United Methodist Church. Phyllis is survived by sons and daughters-in-law: Mike and Janet of Seattle, WA, Greg and Jane of Princeton, NJ, Patrick and Laurie of New Fairfield, CT, and Rick of Colorado Springs. She is also survived by twin granddaughters, Tristen Dawson and husband, Simon and Megan Johnson and fiance, Adam Kuchinski; and by two grandsons, Benjamin and Christopher Johnson; as well as her sister and brother-in-law, F. Ellen and Richard Shaw of Florissant, CO. She was predeceased by her brother, George V. Dolhanyk Jr. and her third son, Kenn S. Johnson. A Memorial Service and reception will be held Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Oakland. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the Oakland Heights Nursing Home, South Engdahl Ave., Oakland NE, 68045 or the Red Barn Veterinary Clinic, 101 E. 10th Street, Oakland, NE 68045.
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LAJEUNESSE -- Manuel A. and Abelina Loving Memory of Manuel A. and Abelina LaJeunesse Happy 65th Anniversary. Dance with my Dad for me MOM. Love and miss you both Your daughter Grace and family
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MARCHI -- Clarel Marchi, a longtime resident of Albuquerque, passed away November 27, 2005 following a lengthy illness. She was born January 29, 1947 in Las Vegas, NM and was raised in Santa Fe. She is survived by her son, Vince Marchi and wife, Cyndi; granddaughter, Mae and her daughter, Renee Marchi; her husband, Theron Clark and granddaughter, Sydney Clark. Clarel is also survived by sister, Louise Vigil; her sister and brother-in-law, Anna and David Catanach; and nieces, Beverly, Monica, Dawn, Gloria, and Laura. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Clara and Orlando Vigil and her only brother, Lonnie Vigil. Clarel was a resident for the past eight years at the Manzano Del Sol Nursing Home and will be missed by the many caregivers and friends she left behind. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 1, 2005 in the chapel of Manzano Del Sol, 5201 Roma NE. The family request that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Manzano Del Sol Chapel fund. Arrangements in the care of RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 SAN MATEO NE 505-764-9663
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MARTINEZ -- Eliseo Martinez , age 72. It is with great sorrow that we mourn the passing of Eliseo L. Martinez, a wonderful and loving husband, father, and grandfather. Mr. Martinez is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Ann Martinez; their four children, Madlene (Maddie) Martinez, and her fiance, Sonny Vega, Linda Martinez-Scirone, and her husband, Joseph, David Martinez and his wife, Jamie, and Mariam Martinez-Ortega and her husband, Tony; grandchildren, Alisa D-Andrea and her husband, Greg, Jeremiah Aragon, Peter Lovato and his wife, Carla, LeAnne Lovato, Sarah and Kate Martinez, Melissa Gutierrez, Sally and Mary Jane Ortega; five great-grandchildren, Christopher, Jonathan, Cassy, Santiago, and Zane Lee; and three sisters Emma Rivera, Frances Sanchez, and Celina Martin. A public viewing will be held on Thursday December 1, 2005 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Garcia Mortuary Chapel, a Rosary will follow. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, December 2, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. Holy Rosary Church, Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven. Pallbearers will be Christopher Scrione, Daniel Lovato, Peter Lovato, Jeremiah Lovato, Rudy Rivera, and Johnny Martinez. Honorary Pallbearers will be Sonny Vega, Joseph Scirone, Tony Ortega, and Chester Dunkin. GARCIA MORTUARY 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222
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MONTANO -- Lisa Marie Montano, age 35, was called home Friday, November 25, 2005. Her career was saving lives as a registered nurse, and she gave the gift of life in giving her organs. She is survived by her son and her life, Daniel Roman Montano; her mother, Isabel Montano; brother, Roman Montano; her angels, Theresa and Burr Dickinson, Angie and Vences Trujillo; other family members and friends who loved and will miss her. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW ABQ. 505-343-8008
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MONTOYA -- Louis A. Montoya, 85, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 29, 2005. Mr. Montoya was born on April 6, 1920 in Las Vegas, NM, the son or Jose and Guadalupe Montoya. He married Maria Sanchez on March 3, 1939. He served in WWII from 1942-1945 a member of the 9th Infantry on the front lines in Germany where he earned the Purple Heart and Infantry Badge. A hero to many, especially his wife, Maria; goddaughter/niece, Theresa Raineri; grand-nephews, John and Wyatt Raineri; and compadre, Macario "Max" Martinez. Survived by his wife, Maria Montoya; loving sisters, Gloria Bullet, Virginia Garcia, and Rebecca Williams; brother, Bill Montoya. A Memorial Service will be planned in the future. God bless you, Nino. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 275-3500
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PAULL -- Joseph E. Paull, age 83, died November 25, 2005, of injuries suffered on November 20, 2005. Dr. Paull had worked for the three NM Social Services agencies: Human Services, the Health Department, and the Corrections Department. He was the author of a study entitled "In Limbo" which was a survey of children in foster care. This resulted in legislation requiring Citizen Review Boards, which periodically studied the cases of children in foster care and recommended dispositions to the courts including termination of parental rights and placement for adoption. This is very important in that it prevents children being kept in foster care beyond the age of adoptability. Until two years ago, he lobbied the Legislature on all kinds of social bills and served on Citizen Review Boards. Dr. Paull received his bachelor's degree from the University of New Mexico, his MSW (Master of Social Work) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his PhD from Columbia University. Dr. Paull taught social work policy at Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, New York University in Manhattan, and at the University of Minnesota. He is survived by his life partner of 46 years, Robert W. Jerkins of Santa Fe, NM; his sister, Bella Wheeler of Lincoln, MA; and his niece, Beth Milham, of Providence, RI and her family. At his request the body was cremated. A Memorial Service will be held in January after the beginning of the Legislature.
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PETERSON -- Betty Ann Peterson (nee Leitch), died at home after a long illness, on the morning of Nov. 10, 2005, with her daughters beside her. She had lived in Albuquerque since 1997, after her husband's retirement from the U.S. Geological Survey, in Menlo Park, CA. She was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and the Albuquerque Newcomers Club, an enthusiastic participant in Jazzercise, an adventurous world traveler, an accomplished gardener and needleworker, and was trained in Ikebana flower arrangement. As a 37-year survivor of breast cancer, she had mentored many others. Preceding her in death were her husband of 55 years, Donald W. Peterson, and her youngest daughter, Susan Herring. She is survived by her daughter, Karen Peterson and son-in-law, Dwight Frankfather of Oak Park, IL; daughter, Kristine Peterson and son-in-law, Greg Ingwaldson of Albuquerque; son-in-law, Stephen Herring of Tarboro, NC; five grandchildren, Arwen Wilder, Vidrik Frankfather, Peter Herring, Julia and Derek Ingwaldson; a baby great-granddaughter, Ea Liliko'i Eckwall; and her brother and sister-in-law, DeWitt T. and Hazel Leitch of Wilsonville, OR; and is also mourned by a wide circle of friends. Her memorial Service will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1100 Indian School Rd. NE, at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, December 3, 2005. Memorials may be sent to St. Paul Lutheran Church.
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QUIST -- Delores Jaharaus Quist September 29, 1927 - November 24, 2005 Delores Quist, 78, passed away November 24, 2005, at the Life Care Center of Farmington, NM. She was born September 29, 1927, in Mankato, MN, to Ernest and Stella Jaharaus. In 1929, the family moved to Albuquerque. She graduated from Albuquerque High School in 1945 and went on to attend Research Hospital School of Nursing in Kansas City, MO. She graduated in 1949. Delores returned to Albuquerque where she met Dale L. Quist. They were married in Albuquerque at First Presbyterian Church, March 17, 1950. They moved to California in 1955, residing in Sacrament, where she worked as a registered nurse and Dale worked in commercial banking, while raising two children. They returned to New Mexico in 1977, moving to Farmington where Delores worked in real estate for SoWesCo Realty until 1989. Delores was an avid reader and bridge player, and she and Dale enjoyed traveling and social activities. She was preceded in death by her parents. Delores is survived by her husband, Dale; daughter, Ruth Quist and husband, Bruce, of Big Fork, MT; son, David and wife, Marcie, of Vass, NC; sister, Pauline Hancock of Farmington; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, November 30, at 10 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, with Dr. Frank Hayes and Rev. Tura Hays officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, or the charity of your choice.
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RISTER -- S. Fred Rister, age 81, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Monday, November 28, 2005, following an extended illness with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. Fred was born in and a 78 year resident of El Paso, TX. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jeannie Rister; his sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Diann, Terry and Lisa, and Richard and Carla; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; his brother, Eugene P. Rister of El Paso; his sister, Lucille Williams of Albuquerque. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emma Marie and Samuel Pope Rister and sister, Frances Freeman. Fred graduated from Ysleta High School in 1941 and Texas College of Mines & Metallurgy (now UTEP) in 1945. He was the second veteran to enter his college on the G.I. Bill. He was President of the Independent Men, was a member of the College Players and served on the Student Body Council. Fred was an Insurance Claims Adjuster for over 44 years in El Paso, TX. He was the first President of the reorganized Claimsmen's Association and a past-president of the El Paso Optimist Club. A Celebration of Life will be Saturday, December 3, 2005, 3:30 p.m. at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd., NE, Albuquerque, NM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), Executive Plaza III, Suite 906, 11350 McCormick Road, Hunt Valley, MD 21031 telephone 1-800-457-4777, www.psp.org; or to Vista Care Hospice, 5639 Jefferson, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. The family is grateful for the loving care given by the doctors and staff at VistaCare, especially Michelle Reeves and Alice Hoeltke who were with us from beginning to end. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 275-3500
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ROMERO -- Esther Romero was born December 31, 1953 in Texas. She passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2005 in Albuquerque. Esther was preceded in death by her parents, Candelario Zamora and Della Sisneros; her brothers and sister, Toby Edward Zamora, Debra Duran and Vincent Sisneros Jr. She is survived by her husband, Raymond Romero; son, Steve Whitten; daughter, Joyce Whitten; grandchildren, Destiny Freelong, B.J. Whitten, Junior Garcia, and Angel Garcia; her eight sisters; five brothers; 18 nephews; 12 nieces; one great-niece; Sofia Beaman and husband, Paul of Clovis, Rita Saiz and husband, Louis of Clovis, Ruth Barnhill and husband, Ben of Florida, Thomas Zamora and wife, Marla of Mountainair, Mary Segura and husband, Pat of Clovis, Gabriela Lopez and husband, Gilbert of Albuquerque, Lisa Caldwell and Abe Chavez of Clovis, Manuel Zamora and wife, Jeanette of Albuquerque, Josie Maldonado of Portales, Herman Sisneros of Albuquerque. Services have taken place. The Romero family would like to thank everyone for all the care and concern during this difficult time. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008.
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RUSK -- Glen W. Rusk, age 82, passed away in the company of his loving family after a long and courageous battle. Glen was born in Carterville, MO, to Glen W., Sr. and Juanita D. Rusk, who preceded him in death. He and his wife, Harriett moved to Espanola in 1956 where he became very active in the community. Glen retired from the Fire Department after 35 years of dedicated service. He was very active in the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, and the Espanola Valley Shrine Club. He had a great passion for the Shrine and was very active in assisting children who needed care and to go to the various Shrine Hospitals across the United States. He was a very proud member of the Espanola Valley Tri-Rod Motorcycle Group. The Tri-Roders traveled across the state performing in various parades. Glen was "Man of the Year" in the city of Espanola in 1991. He loved to travel and took numerous cruises. He especially loved traveling in his RV. Glen and Harriett spent many summers in Chama. Due to health reasons, Glen and Harriett moved to Belen in 1997, where Glen remained active and involved in the community. He truly loved his family and never missed an opportunity to be with them. Glen is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Harriett; daughter, Mary Gustin and husband, Terry; granddaughter, Nita and husband, Rusty Gwynne; grandson, Wesley Gustin; three great-grandchildren, Mckinah, Kirstan, and Konner Gwynne; his sister, Phyllis Jo and husband, Robert Close; sister-in-law, Margaret Hillton; and three nieces; and two nephews. "WE WILL TRULY MISS YOU GRANDAD!" The family wishes that donations be made in Glen's memory to the Rio Grande Estates Fire Department. Services will be held at Romero Funeral Home Chapel beginning with a viewing on Wednesday, November 3, 2005 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A final visitation will take place on Thursday, December 1, 2005 at 9:30 a.m. with the Funeral Service to follow at 10:00 a.m. Interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery on Thursday, December 1, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. Pallbearers will be Wes Gustin, Rusty Gwynne, Bo Reneau, Mike Gustin, Jimmy Thompson, and Thomas Norris. Honorary Pallbearers will be the men of the Espanola Fire Department. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen, NM. www.romerofuneralhomenm.com
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SENA -- Carlos T. Sena, 88, of Fort Sumner, NM died Monday, November 28, 2005 at Laurel Skies Nursing Home in Albuquerque following an illness. Carlos was born August 29, 1917 in Fort Sumner to the home of Jose C. Sena and the former Estefanita Trujillo. Carlos married Christine Casaus on April 17, 1937 in Santa Rosa. Carlos was a carpenter and served in the U.S. Navy. Carlos was a lifelong Catholic and member of St. Anthony Parish in Fort Sumner. Carlos loved horses and animals; he was revered, and respected by all the residents of "Old Town". He was a grandfather to all the neighborhood children. Carlos was preceded in death by three sisters, Odelia Casaus, Aurelia Lucero, and Alberta Gonzales; five brothers: Salomon T. Sena, Olegario T. Sena, Raymundo T. Sena, Alfonso T. Sena, Anastacio T. Sena; a son-in-law, Albaro Griego; daughter-in-law, Della Sena; and a grandson, Michael Griego. Survivors include his wife, Christine Sena of Rio Rancho, NM; eight daughters: Charlotte Griego of Fort Sumner; Lourdes (Ernest) Nieto of Rio Rancho; Barbara (Tom) Madrid of Rio Rancho; Mary (Alfredo) Madrid of Albuquerque; Terry (Raymond) Griego of Colorado Springs, CO; Veronica (Ernest) Madrid of Rio Rancho; Margaret (Rudy) Barrera of Amarillo, TX; Isabell (Lloyd) Lamkin of Albuquerque; four sons, Jim Sena of Santa Rosa; Larry (Martha) Sena of Crownpoint, Indiana; Johnny Sena, and Joe (Patricia) Sena of Fort Sumner; one brother, R.T. Sena of Fort Sumner; 28 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren; along with many nieces; nephews; other relatives; and many friends. Rosary Services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 30, 2005 from the Chavez Funeral Home Chapel. A second Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 1, 2005 from St. Anthony Catholic Church in Fort Sumner, NM Steve Gallegos will lead the prayers. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Friday, December 2, 2005 from St. Anthony Parish with Father Jerry Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Fort Sumner Cemetery. Pallbearers will include Danny Sanchez, Gilbert "Hoss" Sanchez, Enrique Sena, Joseph Nieto, Gene Sena, Johnny Ray Griego; Derrick Serrano, and James Sena. Arrangements are under the direction of Chavez Funeral Home, 804 N. Fifth Street; Fort Sumner, New Mexico. (505) 355-2311. www.chavezfuneralhome.com
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STREIN -- Arthur N. Strein, 83, an Albuquerque resident since 1986, died suddenly Monday, November 21, 2005. He is survived by his loving wife, Billie, of Albuquerque; sons, Robert and David of Albuquerque; Gary and wife, Vicki of High Rolls, NM; three grandchildren, Kelly Ledesma and husband, Albert of Las Cruces, Christopher of Seattle, WA, and Collin of High Rolls, NM; sister, Ruth Siekierka and husband, Walter of Scranton, PA; sister-in-law, Audra Swanson of Albuquerque; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur; mother, Catherine; and sister, Joan. Art was born in Scranton, PA in 1922 and moved to Washington, DC after graduating from Technical High School. He met Billie at the First Congregational Church and they were married on December 10, 1944. Art worked at the Naval Gun Factory during the war. Their oldest son, Robert, was born in Washington, DC before the family moved to Los Alamos in August 1949. Their two other sons, Gary and David, were born in Los Alamos. Art worked for the Los Alamos National Laboratory for 34 years and retired in 1983. After retiring, he and Billie moved to Albuquerque. Art loved music and had a nice baritone voice. He played trumpet in the Taylor, PA Drum and Bugle Corps as a young man and sang in the choirs of the First Congregational Church in Washington, DC, United Church of Los Alamos, and Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Albuquerque. He was also a member of the Los Alamos Choral Society and Civic Light Opera. As his sons were growing up, Art was active in the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Little League. After moving to Albuquerque, he volunteered at Project Share, Albuquerque Rescue Mission, and Meals on Wheels. He enjoyed traveling, bowling, photography, dancing, gardening, and talking with just about everybody. He was a kind, caring person - always willing to help neighbors and others when needed. Art and Billie celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in December 2004. He was always a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Art will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held Friday, December 2, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 8600 Academy Blvd. NE in Albuquerque with Pastor Larry Moss and Pastor Don Wilson officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Project Share, 1515 Yale Blvd. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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VELARDE -- FRANCIS T. IN LOVING MEMORY OF FRANCIS T. VELARDE OCTOBER 3, 1921 - NOVEMBER 30, 2004 IT BROKE MY HEART TO LOSE YOU BUT YOU DIDN'T GO ALONE; A PART OF ME WENT WITH YOU THE DAY GOD CALLED YOU HOME. I LOVE AND MISS YOU, YOUR ROSE
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WACHERLE -- JERRY WACHERLE, 75, of Los Alamos, NM died Monday, November 14, 2005 after a four-year battle with cancer. He grew up in Chetopa, KS, where his father managed a small natural gas company. He attended the University of Kansas where he achieved his Doctorates. Jerry married his high school sweetheart, Mavis Browning in 1949, and they moved to Los Alamos in 1956. Jerry worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory for thirty-five years retiring in 1993. Very active in the community, Jerry has been a member of Kiwanis for over thirty years including acting as President in 1977. He enjoyed camping and traveled to nearly all of the United States, Canada, and half of Mexico. They followed their Golden Wedding Anniversary with a month in New Zealand in a rented caravan. Jerry was preceded in death by his wife, Mavis; parents, John and Esther Wackerle; his sister, Kaye Sinclair; his sons, Mark and Bruce; and a son-in-law, George Stroisch. He is survived by his daughter, Lise Smith, husband, Brian, and their son Alan, all of Nevada; by daughter, Merry Wood, husband, Chuck and their son, Casey, all of Florida; by daughter-in-law, Donna Wackerle and grandsons, Matthew and Joshua Wackerle, all of Texas; and by sister, Jayne Wackerle of Washington State; and brother-in-law, Gene Sinclair of Kansas. Jerry has been cremated. A small service will be held in the spring. Memorial contributions can be made to the Jerry Wackerle Memorial Scholarship Fund, C/O Kiwanis Scholarship Foundation, 215 Barranca Road, Los Alamos, NM 87544, or to the charity of your choice.
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