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BACA -- ANDRESA G. BACA OCTOBER 29, 1918 - DECEMBER 28, 2004 IN LOVING MEMORY OF ANDRESA BACA HUSBAND, FATHER, GRANDFATHER, GREAT-GRANDFATHER. WE LOVE AND MISS YOU VERY MUCH, NOT A DAY GOES BY THAT WE DON'T THINK ABOUT YOU. MOTHER CRIES FOR YOU ALL THE TIME. FROM YOUR LOVING WIFE VILOA BACA, AND THE BARBOA FAMILY.
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BELT -- Klemett L. Belt died Thursday, December 22, 2005 in Glenbrook, NV. He was 61. Klem or "Butch" was born on June 8, 1944 in Santa Monica, CA to Klemett Belt Sr. and Olive Belt. He was a graduate of the University of California at Northridge. As a CPA, he began his career working at the Department of Education and Welfare. He went on to work for Peat Marwick & Mitchell in Los Angeles and Seattle. It was there in 1970 that he met his wife Gwen. In 1986 he co-founded Horizon CMS Healthcare, which was headquartered in Albuquerque, NM. Although accomplished in his professional life, Butch was most proud of and devoted to his family and God. Skiing, golfing, body surfing, and travel served as a backdrop for family gatherings. He will be remembered as the resolute Captain of the Jolly Roger. His sense of adventure and compassion for others led him to involvement and support of missions through World Concern. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made online to worldconcern.org. Surviving Klem is his wife, Gwen; daughter, Tracey and husband, Ryan; son, Adam and wife, Wendy; sister, Melinda; and father, Klemett Belt Sr.
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BURGNER -- Riley Eugene Burgner, 78, died on Friday, December 23, 2005 in Albuquerque. He was born on September 19, 1927 to John and Ollie Amanda Moris Burgner. Riley is survived by his wife of 51 years, Connie Burgner; sister, Elaine Ledbetter of Linden, TN.; niece, Kay Davenport of Ft. Worth, TX; grandson, Richard Badger of Bacaville, CA. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, December 29, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 1500 Chelwood Park Blvd NE, Albuquerque, 87112 with Father Roberts officiating. Interment will follow at 1:30 p.m. Santa Fe National Cemetery, 501 N. Guadalupe St., Santa Fe, 87501. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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CAMPOS -- Adelaida Campos went home to be with the Lord on December 26, 2005 at the age of 67. She was born on March 30, 1938 in Jalisco, Mexico. She was preceded in death by her husband, Salvador Campos Sr. and her son, Gabriel Campos Sr. Mrs. Campos is survived by her son, Salvador Campos Jr. and wife, Courtina; daughters, Lourdes Castillo and husband, Reyes Sr. and Adelita Morales and husband, Eliseo; daughter-in-law, Veronica Campos; brothers, Irineo Villegas and Javier Villegas and wife, Alicia; sisters, Cuca Garay, Lupe Ulibarri, Eulalia Naverrette and husband, Luis, Josefina Villegas, Rosario Sanchez, and Celia Herrera and husband, Emiliano and 14 grandchildren. A Rosary will be recited on Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. at San Jose Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m. also at San Jose Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Eliseo Morales, Reyes Castillo Sr., Lupe Campos, Margarito Campos, Thomas Naverrette, and Federico Campos. Honorary pallbearers will be Roberto Villegas, Mario Garay, Joaquin Lugones, Rigoberto Trejo Jr., and Clemente Campos. Services are in the care of: GARCIA MORTUARY 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222
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CARLO -- James Anthony Carlo, 48, passed away, Saturday, December 24, 2005. He was born, July 7, 1957, in Brooklyn, NY, the son of Sonny and Barbara Carlo. He married Pamela Jean Salter, July 7, 1990 in Las Vegas, NV. He was a very loving, out-going, and giving person, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Survivors include his wife of Rio Rancho; one son, Jeremy (Dawn) Price, North Las Vegas, NV; two daughters, Jessica, and Elisabeth, Rio Rancho; his mother, Barbara (Morty) Busch, NJ, two sisters, April (Ken) Knapp, Montclair, NJ; Toni Carlo, Brooklyn, NY; grandchildren; Jerry, Kayla, and Megan; a very dear friend; Carlos Rosales, Rio Rancho; a brother-in-law, Darrell Barlow; uncle, Anthony Pakinkis. He was preceded in death by his father, Sonny; sister, Suzanne. Funeral Services will be conducted Thursday, December 29, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. in the French Mortuary West Side Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd. Friends may call Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the mortuary. Interment will take place at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd NE. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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CHAVEZ -- Ramon Chavez Sr. passed away Monday, December 26, 2005. Preceded in death by his father and mother, Ben and Connie, and his sister, Toni, Ramon is survived by his wife, Helen; two sons, Raymond and Ben; his granddaughter, Bernardita Chavez; three brothers, Johnny, Larry, and Jerry; two sisters, Irene and Angie; many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends who loved and will miss him. Visitation and Services will be held in the Chapel of Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW, on Thursday, December 29, 2005. The visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m., followed by the Rosary being recited at 6:00 p.m., concluded with a Prayer Service at 6:30 p.m. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW, ABQ. 505-343-8008
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DEBUCK -- William "Billy" James DeBuck The light of our lives William "Billy" James DeBuck, born May 1, 1980, peacefully returned home to Heavenly Father on December 25, 2005. He is survived by his parents, Robert and Ruth DeBuck of Edgewood, NM; his siblings and their spouses: Alisha (Bryan) Hamilton, Asa (Heather) DeBuck, Geanie (Doug) McCabe, Peter (Tara) DeBuck, Charles (Rachel) DeBuck, Nicole (Jamie) Papini, Amber (Shawn) Pearce, Robert DeBuck, Arianne DeBuck, Joey (Lacey) DeBuck, Michaela DeBuck, Julia DeBuck; as well as his dear friend, Kiara Jones; 28 nieces and nephews; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Billy was born with Myotonic Dystrophy, a genetic disorder that prohibited normal muscle function. Even though he was developmentally delayed, he was wise beyond his years and taught us many great lessons about love, family, and the joy of living. He lived a full life far beyond the bonds of his condition. Billy attended Moriarty High School and was determined to graduate. He achieved his goal in 2002 at the age of 22. He was an active young man and won many awards in local Special Olympics programs. He loved to sing, dance, give hugs, and watch movies. He had a special love for children and was adored by his many nieces and nephews. All that knew him felt they were his favorite person in the world. He is, was and forever will be considered the glue that holds his family together. While our hearts ache for his presence, it is fitting that he passed away on Christmas - a day of giving. There is no greater gift he could give to our Lord and Savior than himself - which he did in life and now in death. We will miss his smile, his hugs, his songs, his humor, and his unconditional love. We love you Billy, see you soon. There will be a Viewing on Thursday, December 29, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at the Edgewood Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; which is located at 18 County Road 7 in Edgewood, NM. The Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements entrusted to Harris-Hanlon Mortuary (505) 832-6130 "Our Family Serving Your Family" www.Harris-HanlonMortuary.com
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DOBBS -- Forrest C. Dobbs, 85, a resident of Belen, passed away on Sunday, December 25, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Stella Dobbs; two children, Anna Fraker and Clifford Dobbs; sister, Dorothy Jack; many nieces and nephews; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Forrest was born in Oklahoma City, OK, on February 29, 1920. He moved to Belen in December, 1941. Forrest went to work for Santa Fe Railroad at this same time and retired in December, 1984. Services will be held Friday, December 30, 2005 at 2:00 p.m., at the First Baptist Church in Belen, 401 N. Becker St., Belen. Interment will take place immediately following the Services at Terrace Grove Cemetery. Friends may visit at the First Baptist Church in Belen one hour prior to Services. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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ENDO -- Jun Endo, 63, a Rio Rancho, NM, resident, passed away on Friday, December 23, 2005, at home. He is survived by his brothers, Herbert, Frederick, and Chiaki; and by his sisters, Lilie Madison, Esther Thompson, and Kikumi Endo; and by eight nieces and four nephews, and their children. Jun served in the U.S. Army for 14 years and was a Vietnam veteran, where he received a Bronze Star. Subsequently, he was a machinist for the U.S. Navy at the Long Beach Shipyard in California, and upon retirement, moved to New Mexico. He was a good man, an avid shooter and fisherman, and loved outdoor sports. He will be missed by his family and friends. Cremation has taken place and there will be no formal services at this time.
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EVANS -- Isabel Darlene Evans, age 58, a native of Albuquerque, NM, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2005. Surviving Isabel is her husband, Sergeant Major Danny C. Evans of Albuquerque; daughter, Dawn Marie Easley (Landon) of Yuma, AZ; son Danny C. Evans II of Los Lunas; six sisters, Betty Trujillo, Ruth Pacheco, JoAnn Herrera, Mary Ellen Herrera, Virginia Chavez, and Romona Lopez; two brothers, Tony Herrera and Manuel Herrera; and four grandchildren, Grant Easley, Sarah Easley, Danny C. Evans III, and Justin Evans. Ms. Evans was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Community. Visitation will be held Wednesday December 28, 2005 at the Fitzgerald & Son Chapel from 4-7 p.m. Following visitation will be the Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Services for Isabel will be held Thursday December 29, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at Fitzgerald & Son Chapel with Deacon Steven Fraker officiating. Interment will follow shortly after at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. The family prefers memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society 5800 Lomas Blvd. NE. Albuquerque NM, 87110. Services are under the care and direction of: Fitzgerald & Son 3113 Carlisle Blvd. NE. 505-884-1188
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FREISINGER -- William Freisinger, 67, died on Friday, December 23, 2005 in Albuquerque. He was born on March 26, 1938 in Chicago, IL to Frank Freisinger and Elizabeth Billeter, Freisinger. William retired from Southwestern Bell in 1992 after 30 years in the telephone communications business. William was a die-hard Cub fan, but loved all sports. William is survived by his wife of 44 years, Margaret; four children, Judi and husband, Dennis Adams, Karyn and husband, Alan Givens, Lora Moore and husband, David Moore and Erik Freisinger. He is also survived by nine grandchildren. Memorial Services will be held Thursday, December 29, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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GALLEGOS -- Paciano Louis "PL" Gallegos August 25, 1923 - December 14, 2005 The Gallegos family wants to thank all the wonderful friends and family that supported us during the loss of our beloved Paciano Louis "PL" Gallegos - his wife, Lita; his children, Julia McKibbin, Olivia Kell, Michael Gallegos, Renee Romero, Randy Gallegos; his grandchildren, Maria McCallister, Bill McKibbin, Dana Kell-Bradshaw, Michael Christopher Gallegos, Michelle Gallegos, Matthew Gallegos, Fredrick Romero, Adam Romero, Angela Romero, Brian Gallegos; his great-grandchildren, Larry Dean Kell, Jamila Kell, Michael Elijah Gallegos; his daughters-in-law, Susan Gallegos, Cathi Gallegos; his son-in-law, Fred Romero; grandson-in-law, Tim McCallister; and special family members, David Romero, Garry Davidson, Sara Sandoval, and Melissa Garcia. Special thanks to his dear friends, Bob and Jenny Contreras, who provided spiritual support to him and his family during the last months of his illness; to Alice Martinez for her hard work; and to Sylvia McCoy for her support to the family during PL's illness. Your letters, cards, flowers, and most of all your love and support were deeply appreciated by all of us during this difficult time. PL was born in La Jara, NM near Cuba, NM on August 25, 1923, where he his parents, Epifanio and Marcellita, homesteaded in the early 1900s. He was one of ten children, and is survived by two sisters, Lena Gardea and Freida Haynie. Three brothers and four sisters preceded him in death, Baltazar, Alfonso, Daniel, Lela, Erma, Pauline, and Inez. He is survived by many nieces and nephews, whom loved their "Tio" very much. PL joined the Navy when he was 17, and served his country during WWII. He met his wife, Lita Chavez, while on leave from the military. They married when he returned home from the war, 61 years ago. PL worked for the Downtown Hilton Hotel during his early years, and then for the Indian Health Service. He was the manager of the Indian Health Service Hospital Facility, where he utilized his plumbing, heating, and mechanical skills and training. He retired from the federal government after 20 years of service. He enjoyed his retirement by participating in the Lions Club, where he was recognized for outstanding service and dedication to his community and awarded the Humanitarian Award. He was an active member of his church, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, for over 50 years, where he donated many hours of his time to the church he loved so much. He was also a member of the church choir, where he sang the beautiful Spanish songs that he also loved to sing to his children and grandchildren. He will be remembered for his dedication to his family, community, and his church. He "quietly" helped others his entire life - always helping others through his church and community activities. His genuine spirituality touched everyone. We want to thank everyone who shared their stories of PL's generosity and giving spirit - that means so much to all of us. Interment will take place at the Veteran's National Cemetery in Santa Fe on December 30, 2005 at 2:30 p.m. Friends and family are asked to join us at this time. For more information you may contact Alameda Mortuary.
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GONZALEZ -- SUE S. Mrs. Sue S. Gonzalez, 71, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on December 25, 2005. Mrs. Gonzalez is the beloved wife of Mr. Hilario (Larry) Gonzalez, married for 47 years. She is also survived by her children, Rebecca Honda and husband, Lane, Gregory Gonzalez and wife, Jeanne, Mia Reed and husband, Paul, Tina Gonzalez and husband, Tim Hadfield, Claire Gonzalez and David Gonzalez; one sister, Catherine McIntyre; a sister-in-law, Sister Paula Gonzalez; eight grandchildren, Alexis, Erin, Adam, Steven, Clayton, Sara, Jessica, and Lisa. Mrs. Gonzalez was a member of the Catholic Church, a teacher for Albuquerque Public Schools and retired after 11 years of teaching at Sierra Vista and Chamiza Elementary Schools. A visitation for Mrs. Gonzalez will be Thursday morning from 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 5414 Fortuna NW with Mass of the Resurrection to be celebrated at 11:00 am by Father Joel Garner. Interment of Mrs. Gonzalez's cremains will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations/contributions be made to the Good Shepherd Center, 218 Iron St. SW 87102. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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HARVEY -- Laheeta L. Harvey, 87 a prominent New Mexico Cattle and Sheep rancher, died Sunday, December 25, 2005 at her ranch home at Encino, NM following an illness. Laheeta was born November 12, 1918 north of Fort Sumner to the home of John Richard Luna and the former Martha Lou Humphrey. She was raised on the Luna family ranch and attended a country grade school. She attended and graduated from Fort Sumner High School. Following graduation she worked as a book keeper. She married Buck Harvey in June 1938. Together they began a cattle and sheep ranch at Negra in Torrance County. They moved their two room home from Fort Sumner by truck. They also moved their cattle from Fort Sumner to Encino. Trailing approximately 50 yearlings the trip took nearly two weeks; it was Laheeta's first time to sleep under the stars. During the drought of the 1940s Buck and Laheeta purchased the Herbert Dooley Ranch, he later partnered with his cousin Gerald Farr and they purchased the Red Canyon Ranch in Torrance County, the White Lakes Ranch in Santa Fe County, and the Loyd Snow Ranch. They also purchased the John Prather "Alamo Ranch" in Otero County. Buck and Laheeta later purchased the Paul Dean "Little America" ranch in Otero County. Laheeta and Buck weathered many crises in the cattle and sheep business in their many ranching years. They developed a strong partnership that was evident between the two that was not dissolved with the death of Buck in January on 1979. Drawing on her years of ranching experience, Laheeta continued the ranch operation and in 1993 she purchased the Dunlap Ranch south of Fort Sumner. Laheeta was active in her community and her church. She served on the Torrance County School Board, Farmer's Home Administration Board, and was a strong supporter of the Encino Methodist Church. She was a charter member of the Encino Extension Club, a member of NM Wool Growers and NM Cattle Growers Associations. Laheeta was preceded in death by her husband Buck Harvey in 1979; her parents; and two sisters, Sybal Knapp and Opal Luna. Buck and Laheeta had no children, but they raised and educated a niece, Janet Harvey Autsin, they were also the summer home of many ranch loving nephews and friends. Laheeta is survived by a brother Lamar Luna and his wife Melba of Fort Sumner along with several nieces, nephews, dedicated ranch employees, and many friends. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 30, 2005 from the First United Methodist Church in Fort Sumner with Rev. Wesley Holland and Rev. Terry Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in the Harvey-Luna family plot, Fort Sumner Cemetery. Pallbearers will include Dwight Luna, Joe Russell, Larry Irvin, Kenny Luna, Paul Chavez, and Mike Harvey. Honorary bearers will include Bob McLaughlin, Louella Gauna, Robert Naylor, Barbara Montes, Kenneth Cook, Louis Lynch, Ernest Perez, Tye Terrel and Art Dunlap. Visitation hours will be Thursday from 10am to 6pm at Chavez Funeral Home. The family prefers memorial contributions in Laheeta's memory to the First United Methodist Church, Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 410; Fort Sumner, NM 88119. All arrangements are under the direction of Chavez Funeral Home, 804 N. Fifth Street; Fort Sumner, New Mexico. (505) 355-2311. For online condolences visit www.chavezfuneralhome.com
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HERNANDEZ -- Florinda M. Hernandez. The family would like to thank all of their relatives and friends who attended the Rosary and Funeral Services. They would also like to express their gratitude for all the love, care and compassion that has been shown to them. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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HILL -- J. Howard Hill, 90, a resident of Albuquerque since 1950, died Friday, December 23, 2005. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Ruth; five sons, Wayne Hill and wife, Dona of Corpus Christi, TX, Glenn Hill and wife, Charlene of Williams, CA, Max Hill and wife, Latricia, Larry Hill and wife, Patsy and Terry Hill and wife, Dawn, all of Albuquerque; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Chester Hill of Edgewood, and Fred Hill and Kenneth Hill and wife Kathryn, of Albuquerque; sister, Maxine Hopping of Edgewood; and numerous nephews, nieces, and friends. Howard was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Mae Hill; brother, Don Hill; and sisters, Lois Sievert and Alta Mae Jensen. He was born October 31, 1915 at the former town of Venus (near Edgewood), NM, the eldest of the eight children of Joe B. and Mae Hill. Howard lived his early childhood on the family homestead. He moved with his family to Albuquerque in 1928. Howard moved back to Edgewood in 1935, after completing high school and one year at UNM, to begin farming. He married Margaret Ruth Myers of Mills, NM in 1939. Howard owned and operated the Highland Bean Company and the Minneapolis-Moline farm equipment dealership in Edgewood in the 1940s, in addition to area farming and ranching activities. In 1950 he and his family moved to Albuquerque where he engaged in residential building contracting while maintaining his agricultural activities in Edgewood. Howard was strong in his Christian faith. Since 1951, he was a member of the Heights Baptist Church (now merged with Highland Baptist Church). He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE Wednesday, December 28, 2005 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Del Norte Baptist Church, 5800 Montgomery Blvd. NE Thursday, December 29, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd., NE. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd., NE 275-3500
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KOSMICKI -- Klavdia Kosmicki passed away on Monday, December 26, 2005. She was a longtime resident of Albuquerque. The Funeral Service will be held in Santa Fe today, December 28, 2005 at 12 noon, at St. Juliana of Lazarevo Russian Orthodox Church, 3877 A West Alameda; call 505-474-3369 for directions to the church from Albuquerque. McGee Memorial Chapel Mortuary 1320 Luisa Street Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505 505-983-9151
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LOPEZ -- Joe G. Mr. Joe G. Lopez, 93, our hero and champ and a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on December 26, 2005. Mr. Lopez is the beloved husband to Mrs. Eleanor Lopez, married for 64 years. He is also survived by his nine loving children, Arthur Lopez, Anita Hernandez, Joe Lopez, Fredrick Lopez and wife, Diane, Katherine Lopez, Teddy Lopez, Louella Lopez, Joann Lopez, and Liz Valdez and husband, Jeff; special nephews, Larry Lopez and Damian Lopez; special friend, David Garcia; 25 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Mr. Lopez was preceded in death by his son, Charlie Lopez; grandson, Frank Akers; and his brother and sisters. Mr. Lopez was a member of the Catholic Church. A visitation for Mr. Lopez will be Thursday evening from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 562 Atrisco SW, with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. by Silviano and Frances Candelaria. Final visitation will be Friday morning from 1:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church with Mass of the Resurrection to be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at the Santa Clara Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Arthur Lopez, Joe Lopez, Fredrick Lopez, Teddy Lopez, Joshua Lopez, and Damian Lopez. Honorary pallbearers will be Freddie Lopez Jr., Joseph Lopez, Samuel Lopez, Daniel Lopez, and Felipe Lopez. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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LUCERO -- Florence E. Lucero, age 77, passed away December 23, 2005 with her loving family by her side. She was born in Northern Ireland and resided in Albuquerque for 59 years. She is survived by her sons, Roy and wife, Tana, Dennis and wife, Jenny, Robert and wife, Pam, Anthony and wife Peggy; daughters, Eileen Saiz, Carolyn Lucero, Kathy Valles, Lorraine Olguin and husband, Jerry O. and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Lucero; 26 grandchildren; and 27 great grandchildren; three sisters who reside in Northern Ireland, Mena Cowan, Bea Johnston, Alma McGaffin; and her child at heart, her angel, Debbie Kuidis; also many other family members and friends. She will live on forever in our hearts. Services will be held on December 29, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Therese Parish, located at 300 Mildred Ave., 2 blocks south of Candelaria on 4th Street. A reception will follow at the home of Jerry and Lorraine Olguin, located at 200 Vineyard N.W., 2 blks south of Osuna off 2nd Street.
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LYLE -- Janet Lyle, Born May 12, 1930, passed away December 24, 2005 after a full and fruitful life. She is survived by her devoted husband of 56 years H. Tom Lyle; children, Thom and Linda Lyle, Danny Joe and Linda Lyle, Steve Lyle, Pete and Christine Lyle, Jana and Paul Ortiz y Pino, Julie and Tony Pino, Rebecca Lyle and John Hartigan; grandchildren, Sean and Rene Lyle, Ewan and Marianne Lyle, Jeremiah, Ryan and Stephen Lyle, Joseph and Patrick Lyle, Jacob Ortiz y Pino, Jessica Ortiz y Pino and Stephen Martinez, Luke and Ben Ortiz y Pino, Lyle and Kim Pino and Curtis Pino, Zia Lyle and Teague Hartigan; Great Grandchildren: Joshua, Noah and Sarah Lyle, Carlitos, Emilio and Jacob Ortiz y Pino, Isaiah and Elijah Ortiz y Pino, and Josiah Martinez; sister, Henrietta Oder; brother and sister-in-law, David and Kristin Thomas; and many others who called her Ma, Grandma, sister, aunt, and best friend. She was a very loving and giving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt. Janet was a founding donor of St. Pius X High School and was instrumental in raising money to start girls athletics at St. Pius, Past President of Home & School and Altar Rosary Society at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School and Church, Charter member of Casa Angelica Auxiliary, past president and Chaplain of American Legion Auxiliary Post 75, Jemez Springs, NM. She lead many troops of cub scouts and girl scouts, and was a great bread maker. Rosary and service will be held Thursday, December 29, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Albuquerque at the corner of Lomas and Tennessee. Memorials may be sent to Handmaids of the Precious Blood or Servants of the Paraclete, Jemez Springs, NM 87025. Special thanks to the NM Oncology and Hemotology Clinic Staff and Kaseman Hospice staff. "Grandma received the best Christmas present of all; she got Heaven." Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 505-821-0010
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MARTIN -- Ernest L. Martin Jr., 75 of Fountain Hills, AZ died December 22, 2005 in Scottsdale, AZ. Born in Bloomington, IN, Ernest graduated from University of New Mexico in 1952 and from Indiana University with a PHD in 1956. Worked at Shell Oil Co Laboratory, Houston, TX and Shell Oil Refinery, Norco, LA. in a Management position. Survived by his wife, Ruby; daughter, Joan L. Martin (Stephen); son, James S. Martin. Visitation and service was held on Monday, December 26, 2005 at Messinger Mortuary & Chapel, Fountain Hills, AZ; interment at Paradise Memorial Gardens, Scottsdale, AZ.
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MICHAELS -- BOB E. MICHAELS, 67, passed away on Christmas Day, December 25, 2005, peacefully. He is survived by his three daughters, Laura, Cheryl, and Deena; and granddaughter, Justine; two brothers, Henry and George; and sister, Margaret. "It all happened in a most remarkable moment... a moment like no other... " A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, December 29, 2005, at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Chapel on Osuna.
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MULLER -- Nancy H. Muller, age 72, beloved mother, grandmother, and sister, was called to her eternal home by the Lord, Christmas Eve, December 24, 2005. A Rosary will be recited this morning (Wednesday) at 8:00 a.m. at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church; where Funeral services will be conducted at 9:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joshua Gallegos, Patrick Gallegos, Frankie Ahron Muller, Augustine Muller, II, Ruben Villa, and Francisco Balderrama. Honorary bearers will be Arthur Muller, Jr., Gabrielle Muller, Mercedes Chavez and Juliette Muller. Funeral services entrusted to: Alameda Mortuary 9420 4th Street NW 898-3160
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OFFTERMATT -- Wilbur F. Offtermatt, 81, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away Friday, December 23, 2005. He was born September 28, 1924, in Cleveland, OH. He is survived by his wife, Georgia M. Offtermatt, of Albuquerque; sons, Michael D. Offtermat, and wife, Diane of Hastings, MN, and Jeffrey W. Offtermatt and wife, Shirley, of New Braunfels, TX; fourteen wonderful grandchildren; brother-in-law, Skip, and sister, Florence Doughty of Albuquerque; and numerous nieces and nephews in Albuquerque, California, Florida, and Ohio. He was preceded in death by his son, Edward G. Offtermatt; parents, Catherine, and Ernest Offtermatt; sister, Eileen Bowker; and brothers, Ernest, Robert and James Offtermatt. CDR Offtermatt entered the U.S. Navy flight training program in 1943, received his wings and was commissioned in 1945, and remained in the Navy for a total of 21 years during which time he flew attack aircraft from Naval Aircraft Carriers. Also, during his Navy career, he received a Bachelor's Degree in Aeronautical Engineering at the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command and the U.S. Postal Service in Washington, D.C. He and his wife, Georgia, moved to Albuquerque in 1981, joining the Church of the Risen Savior, where both have been active in many ministries. A visitation will be held from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., followed by a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 28, 2005, at Risen Savior Catholic Community, 7701 Wyoming Blvd. NE. A Mass of Christian Burial will also be celebrated at Risen Savior, Thursday, December 29, 2005, at 10:00 a.m., with Father Richard Olona officiating. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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OMORI -- Yolanda Martinez-Omori was born on February 28, 1938 in Dixon, NM. She passed on Sunday, December 25, 2005. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jose Simon and Mary Lou Martinez and her older brother, Alvarado (Ike) Martinez. Yolanda is survived by her loving husband, Donald Omori; and six children, Renee Georgieff, Arlene Jennings, Ken and wife, Rachael Adent, Denise Adent, Lisa and husband, Peter Hoecklin, Yolanda and husband, Freddie Jaramillo; ten grandchildren she adored, Stefanie, Andres (Nick), Tonya, Tracy, Leah, Hannah, Nadia, Tatiana, Madeleine, and Jarrod; seven step-children, Scott, Brian, Rob, Ladonna, Holli, Aaron, and Lon; three step-grandchildren, Derek, Ryan, and Nick; brothers, Mark and Don Martinez; as well as a wealth of dear friends, extended family and sisters and brothers of the church she loved. As a musician, social worker and teacher, she inspired all those she met with her optimism, faith, and compassion. Yolanda brought light, music and happiness not only into the lives of her children and grandchildren, but into the lives of countless friends and acquaintances. Services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, San Victorio Chapel, 11750 San Victorio NE, on Thursday, December 29, 2005 at 12:00 p.m. Viewing preceding the Service at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at 3:00 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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RAMIREZ -- IN LOVING MEMORY DEBRA T. RAMIREZ November 27, 1955 to December 28, 2004 "As we light these four candles in honor of you, we light one for our grief, one for our memories and one for our love." "The light of this first candle represents our grief. The pain of losing you is intense. It reminds us of the depth of our love for you." "The light of this candle represents our courage to confront our sorrow; to comfort each other; to change our lives." "This third candle is a light to all of our memories of you. To the times we cried, the times we were any with each other, the silly things you did, the caring and joy you gave us." "This fourth candle is the light of our love. As we enter this holiday season, day by day, we cherish the special place in our heart that will always be reserved for you. We thank you for the gift your life brought to each of us. We love you always." Deb-Mom & Nana, Mike, Monica, Mikie, Angie, Dominic and grandkids
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REESE -- John R. Reese, 50, passed away on December 24, 2005. He was born in Clovis, NM on April 6, 1955. He is survived by his children, Eric, Kristen, Mick, Michelle, and Jesse; his former wife, Denise; brother, Ron; parents, John and Jane; and five grandchildren. A private ceremony is planned for the family at his favorite place where he will rest in peace. RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo NE 764-9663
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ROMERO -- RAMON N. Mr. Ramon N. Romero, devoted husband and father, and longtime Albuquerque resident, died Monday, December 26, 2005 at the age of 89. He is preceded in death by wife, Josephine Romero; two daughters, Therese Romero and Dolores Hernandez; and son-in-law, Edward Nelson. He is survived by his children, Jo Nelson, Richard Romero and wife, Jane, and Caroline Romero and husband, Alfonso; son-in-law, Joe Hernandez; grandchildren, Lori, Lee, Carri, Billi Jo, Joseph, Christopher, Marty, Denise, Adrian, Amy, Angelita, Alfonso Jr., Ramona and Carrie; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. A Rosary for Mr. Romero will be recited on Thursday evening December 29, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Memorial Services will be held on Friday, December 30, 2005 also at St. Charles where the Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Fairview Memorial Park. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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SANCHEZ -- ORLANDO ELI. Mr. Orlando Eli Sanchez, 80, a life-long resident of Albuquerque, flew his last mission navigating straight into the waiting arms of God and his beloved wife, Libby. Orlando prepared for his last flight at home at twelve o'clock high with his five children as his flight crew, his grandchildren and great- grandchildren present to see him off. Orlando broke through all barriers of speed, sound and ascended into the light of heaven on Christmas Day. Orlando was a decorated Veteran of the United States Army Air Corps in World War II in the China, Burma, India Theater. Mr. Sanchez was a member of the Catholic Church. Orlando is survived by his children, O. Paul Sanchez and wife, Christine, M. Yvette Sanchez, Cynthia A. Mitchell and husband, Joe, Joseph A. Sanchez and David R. Sanchez. He was grandfather to Adam P. Sanchez of Washington, D.C., Joseph Brian Mitchell, Eric Shawn Mitchell, Jennifer Pauline Garcia and husband, Scott of Tacoma, WA, and Joseph Andrew Sanchez; two great-grandchildren, Alanna Mitchell and Tyler Mitchell; his cousins, Juan (Polo) Armijo and wife, Stella and Betty Simoni; many other nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and friends. Orlando was preceded in death by his wife, Libby Loretta Sanchez. A visitation for Mr. Sanchez will be Wednesday evening, December 28, 2005 from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. by Gabriella Nieto. Final visitation will be Thursday morning December 29, 2005 from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church, 1400 Arenal SW with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. by Father John. Interment will follow at the San Jose de Armijo Cemetery with Military Honors by the United States Army. Pallbearers will be his grandchildren, Adam P. Sanchez, Joseph Brian Mitchell, Eric Shawn Mitchell, Jennifer Pauline Garcia, Scott Garcia and Joseph Andrew Sanchez. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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SANCHEZ -- Vivian M. Sanchez June 20, 1957 - December 21, 2005 You had this wish for me to write you a poem when you were no longer here. I'll keep my promise, do my best, It's kind of hard, Tear after tear. Suddenly you were called home. I know who called, it was probably your Mom. Suddenly we are all alone, I feel like asking "God what did I do wrong?" You've taken not only my aunt, but my grandmother too. I'm lost and confused and don't know what to do. So I ask, Just hold her close and keep her safe, Let her know in our hearts she will always have a place. We'll see her soon, well just have to wait. Until the day we reach the pearly gate. - Marlene Marquez
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SMITH -- Chester Justice Smith, 87, of Albuquerque, passed away Sunday, December 25, 2005 at a local care facility. He was born January 16, 1918 in Fallon, NV to Edwin E. and Berta Smith. Mr. Smith married Carrie D. Hensley on August 21, 1944 in Great Bend, KS. He has been a resident of Albuquerque since 1951, coming from the Houston, TX. Mr. Smith was an electronics technician for Sandia National Lab, retiring in 1975 after 23 years of service. He was also a Veteran of WWII, serving in the United States Army Air Corps. Mr. Smith enjoyed the out of doors, rock hunting, making jewelry and camping. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Carrie D. Hensley-Smith; daughter, Donna L. Loftus and her husband, Richard, all of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Randy Zellner, Melissa Zellner; great-granddaughter, Jillian Rodriquez; and nephews, Monte and Elaine McDowell, and Robert and Clarlene McDowell. Interment of cremated remains will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery. According to Mr. Smith's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no formal memorial services scheduled at this time. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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STAGNER -- Vivian Elaine Stagner, age 69, passed away Friday, December 23, 2005. She was born April 19, 1936. Preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Watt, Vivian is survived by her husband of 52 years, James W. Stagner; three daughters, Debbie Kittleson, Sandra Davis, and Linda Griffin; one son, Daniel Stagner; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, all of New Mexico; two sisters, Barbara Schwartz and Judy Jimminez of Vacaville, CA; other family members and friends. Vivian was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW. ABQ. 505-343-80
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TRUJEQUE -- Genevieve R. Trujeque died Saturday, December 24, 2005 in Albuquerque at the age of 67. She was preceded in death by her mother, Jennie Giron; son, Joseph Trujeque; and brother, Alfred "John Kennedy" Giron. Mrs. Trujeque is survived by her husband, Nestor Trujeque; children, Diana Paiz, Nicolas G. Nieto and wife, Sandra, Russell Trujillo and Vincent Nestor Trujeque, all of Albuquerque; sister, Lucy Giron of Los Lunas; ten grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A Rosary for Mrs. Trujeque will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday evening, December 29, 2005 at Salazar & Sons Mortuary. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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TRUJILLO -- JULIAN JR. Mr. Julian Trujillo Jr., 72, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on December 24, 2005. Mr. Trujillo is the beloved father to Lorenzo Jaramillo and wife, Joann, Clara Tena and husband, Juan, Robert Trujillo and wife, Merlinda, Ruben Trujillo and Veronica Trujillo. He is also survived by three sisters, Zulema Sanchez and husband, Joe, Catalina Lovato, Mary Vigil and husband, Amador; grandchildren, Tanya, T.J., Ernestine, Monica, Desiree, Robert, R.J., Reese, Vicente, Gabriel, Andre, Julianna, Carlos, Rocky, and Lovella; nine great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Victoria Trujillo; granddaughter, Anita Munoz; and great-granddaughter, Victoria Sandoval. Mr. Trujillo was a member of the Catholic Church and a Veteran of the United States Army serving in the Korean Conflict. A visitation for Mr. Trujillo will be Thursday evening in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. by Gabriella Nieto. Final visitation will be Friday morning from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 562 Atrisco SW with Mass of the Resurrection to be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. Pallbearers will be Robert Trujillo, Andre Baca, R.J. Trujillo, Ernie Portillo, Jessie Cline, and Elias Gonzales. Honorary pallbearers will be Vicente Gonzales, Gabriel Gonzales, T.J. Jaramillo, and Stevie Gonzales. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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TULL -- John Thomas Tull Sr. a resident of Bosque Farms for over 51 years, passed away December 19, 2005, at Laurel Meadows Healthcare facility in Belen, NM after a long courageous battle against Parkinson's Disease. John was born July 17, 1918 in the "drylands" of southern Colorado near Las Animas, CO to John T. Tull and Mae A. (Larsen) (Tull) Thomas, who preceded him in death. Mr. Tull was also preceded in death by his wife, Nadine Y. (Kinder) Tull; step-father, Frank R. Thomas; sister, Bonnie M. Tull; brother, George W. Tull; and half-sister, Ada I. Stephens. John is survived by: son, Commander John T. Tull Jr. (USN, Ret.) and wife, Linda of Bosque Farms, NM; four sisters: Neta M. (Billee) Tull of Oklahoma City, OK, Vera Faucett of Longmont, CO, Helen Thomas of Denver, CO, and Lucille Baer of Las Animas, CO; and two grandchildren: Tamera Scorpio and husband, Jason of Fort Polk, LA and John T. Tull III and girlfriend, Miranda Groomes of San Diego, CA; and several nieces and nephews. John first came to Albuquerque in June 1941, after serving four years in the Navy on the battleship USS IDAHO (BB-42). He worked as a civil servant with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers when he came to Albuquerque and also joined the local Naval Reserve Unit to continue work as a Navy Lithographer/Printer. In August 1942, John was recalled to active duty for WWII service and was sent to San Diego, CA, where he served for three and one half years as an instructor for Navy Lithographers being assigned to operate print shops worldwide. He and Nadine returned to Albuquerque in February 1946. John returned to work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and they built a home in the North Valley. In May 1948 the Defense Atomic Support Agency, Nuclear Training Directorate, at what was then called Sandia Base (now Kirtland AFB) asked John to help them establish a new printing plant and he began work there. John had remained a Naval Reservist during this time and was recalled to active duty a second time for Korean War service in 1950. He and Nadine then spent the next two years on Kodiak Island, off Alaska, where he ran the base print shop. John and Nadine returned to Albuquerque in the summer of 1952, moved to Bosque Farms and resumed their jobs at Sandia Base. John continued his efforts in establishing and expanding the printing facility and was serving as Printing and Reproduction Foreman when he retired in May 1971 after 23 years. Cremation has taken place, and a Memorial Service will be held in Palm Chapel at Strong-Thorne Mortuary on Thursday, December 29, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that the memorial contributions be made to the organizations dedicated to conducting research and finding cures for Parkinson's Disease and Macular Degeneration. Services are entrusted to Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave. SE Albuquerque NM, 87106 505-842-8800
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VALDEZ -- Perfilia Valdez. The family would like to thank all of their relatives and friends who attended the Funeral Services. They would also like to express their gratitude for all the love, care and compassion that has been shown to them. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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WANGERIN -- Koleta Joyce Wangerin died December 23, 2005. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Earl Wangerin. She was privileged to know three famous men in her life. She began her singing career with the Paul Whiteman Orchestra, while singing in a hotel dining room in Rochester, NY she met Dr. Albert Einstein and spent a number of evenings at dinner with him. She met Dr. Charles Mayo of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and enjoyed interesting conversations with him. She was one-half Choctawani and was particularly proud of her Indian heritage. She was a wonderful hostess and loved her little doggies. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the National Foundation for the Blind or to Christ Lutheran Church and Scholarship Fund. A Memorial Service will be held at Christ Lutheran Church 7701 Candelaria Rd. NE, on Friday December 30, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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