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ANDREWS -- Wilma R. Andrews, 83, a resident of Albuquerque, died Saturday, January 7, 2006. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, William "Bill" Andrews; daughters, Cynthia Collins and husband, Rick of Roswell and Lorinda Wilkins of Roswell. She was lovingly known as "Nan" by her six grandchildren, Christy, Kyle, Kelli, Scott, Aaron, and Royce; and two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Hugo Richter; sister, Helen Langley; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Rudy Richter. She was a first grade teacher for over 40 years in New Mexico and Texas and retired from Alvarado Elementary School in 1984. Wilma was an active member in the Assistance League of Albuquerque. She was a loving wife and mother who loved her children, grandchildren, and students. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 12, 2006 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 431 Richmond Pl. NE, 87106. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made in Wilma's name to the Assistance League of Albuquerque, TLC Program, P.O. Box 35910, Albuquerque, 87110-9998. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 275-3500
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BACA -- William "Bill" L. Baca, died Friday morning, January 6, 2006 at St. Vincent Hospital from complications associated with a long illness. Bill was a lifelong citizen of Santa Fe, NM being born to the late Jesus Maria Baca and his wife Julia Strong Baca - both prominent citizens of Santa Fe. Bill's extended family includes the Berardinelli, Johnson, Kahn, Martinez, Trambley, and Sanchez families from throughout Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico. Bill attended Santa Fe public schools and was a member of several high school championship teams to include the 1943 State Football championship team. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1944 and served in the Pacific theater as an armored reconnaissance scout. Upon returning to Santa Fe, Bill met and married the former Colleen "Coke" Marie Boyd. Together, Bill and Coke had two children - Darlene and Billie. Bill was active in the Santa Fe community as he served as a founding member of the Santa Fe Marine Corps League and elected to the presidency of the Santa Fe School board. He was also an active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Elks Club where he held offices in both organizations. Bill and Coke established a successful insurance business in Santa Fe, which served a large clientele in Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico until retirement in 1984. Thereafter, Bill and Coke remained active in family affairs associated with six grandchildren and ultimately nine great-grandchildren. Bill was preceded in death by his brothers, Mike and Bernard Baca. Coke died in 1998. He is survived by his two daughters, Darlene "Darti" Griego of Santa Fe, Billie Rios of Albuquerque and her husband, Leo of Alexandria, VA. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Monica Luna, her husband, John, and their son, Sterling - of Santa Fe, NM; Dana Gass, her husband, Jason, and their sons, Dillon and J.J., and daughter, Adrian of Santa Fe, NM; Victoria Rios-Furlow, her husband, Mike and their sons, Jack and Aiden posted with the military at San Angelo, TX; Leanne Rios and companion, Kent Brown of Vienna, Austria; Erika Griego, her daughters, Jocelyn and Skylar of Santa Fe; and Patrick "PJ", his wife, Veronica and son, Josiah of Santa Fe. Wednesday Services include a visitation beginning at 4:00 p.m. and Rosary services at 7:00 p.m. followed by a Memorial Service at Berardinelli's mortuary. Funeral Services will be held at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi Thursday morning at 9:00 with internment at the Santa Fe National Cemetery with full military honors following the Funeral Mass. There will be a reception following the interment ceremony for family and friends at the Guadalupe Parish Hall.
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BLAKELY -- Loren D. Blakely, 81, went to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, January 5, 2006. He was born October 5, 1924 in Cumberland, OK. He had been a resident of New Mexico for 78 years; the last 3 1/2 years he resided at Valle Norte Caring Center. Mr. Blakely was preceded in death by his parents, James and Barbara Ethel Blakely; and two half-brothers, Gordon Brown and Paul Brown. He is survived by his devoted wife of 50 1/2 years, Shirley; son, James Blakely; daughter, Lorelle Guentz and husband, Dudley of Edgewood; four grandchildren, Amber McLendon, Andrea Franzoy, Logan Blakely and Melissa Blakely; great-grandchild, Zao Franzoy; sister, Wanda McGlothlin of Los Lunas; and several nieces and nephews. After graduating from high school in Santa Fe, Loren served as a flight officer in the Army Air Corp. He was employed by Sandia National Laboratories for 35 1/2 years retiring in 1987. Mr. Blakely was a faithful member of Hope Evangelical Free Church for 46 years serving as an usher and several terms as an elder. Services will be held Thursday, 11:00 a.m., at Hope Evangelical Free Church, 4710 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE, with Dr. Gary Hamburger officiating. Interment will take place at 2:30 p.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Hope Evangelical Free Church Building Fund, 4710 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111 or to the charity of your choice. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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BOWERS -- Genevieve Bowers, age 71, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2006. She will be remembered as a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. Genevieve was preceded in death by her parents, Lucian Pifflinger and Maria Zimmer, and her brother, Gabriel Pifflinger. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Kenneth M. Bowers; daughter, Sandra D. Lopez; son, Marc Bowers; grandchildren, Erica Lopez and fianc, Brian Ferns, Martine Lopez, Jordan Lopez, Kenneth L. Bowers, Britteny Bowers; numerous relatives living in Metz, France; other family members and friends who loved and will miss her. Memorial Services will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Bernalilllo, NM., on Thursday, January 12, 2006. A rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial being celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:00pm. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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CHAVEZ -- Mike L. Chavez, 77, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2006, due to a brief illness. Mike was born April 28, 1928 in Lemitar, NM. He resided in Albuquerque with his family. Mike is survived by his wife, Rose L. Chavez; daughter, Darlene Chavez; sons, Michael, Steve, and Chris Chavez; daughters-in-law, Jennifer, Tammy, and Lisa Chavez; grandchildren, Dillon, Kyle, Ryan, and Josiah Chavez, Desiree Baca, David and Shaya Rogers; brothers, Bennie Chavez of Albuquerque, Fred Chavez of Socorro; sisters, Isabelle Apodaca of Albuquerque, Fedlina Pino of Socorro, and Margaret Baca of Las Cruces. He was preceded in death by granddaughter, Samantha Chavez and Rachel Rogers; sister, Corina Padilla; and parents, Miguel and Elosia Chavez. Rosary was held Monday, January 9, 2006 at Riverside Funeral Home at 7:00 p.m. and viewing will be from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 at St. Bernadette Church at 9:00 a.m.; burial will be in Santa Fe at the National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Pallbearers will be Bennie Chavez, Fred Chavez, Albert Sedillo Sr., Chris Salguero, Jondale Sandoval, and Alfonso Chavez. The family would like to express their gratitude for all the care and compassion given by the Pres. Hospice staff for helping us in our time of need. Mike was a wonderful husband, father, brother, uncle, and most of all a great person. We know he is going to be taken care of, just as he has taken care of us. Arrangements in the care of RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME, 225 San Mateo NE, (505) 764-9663
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DAVIS -- John Kimball Davis, a resident of Los Lunas, NM and formerly Gallup, NM, passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2006. He was a member of the Los Lunas Baptist Church. Kim worked for the U.S. Post Office for 30 years and was the Union Stewart and the State Vice President of the APWU. He was a runner for many years and ran in several marathons. He loved the outdoors and was an avid bird watcher. Kim and his family were raised on the Zuni Reservation where his father, John Davis, took a job with the Federal Aviation Administration in 1959. It was from Zuni High School that Kim graduated in 1967. He then attended Northern Arizona University where he graduated with a Bachelors Degree of Parks and Recreation Land Management. Kim enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1971, serving in Vietnam on the U.S.S. Marvin Shield during the Vietnam Conflict. Even though Kim was a member of the Los Lunas Baptist Church for only two years, he immediately felt the love and compassion of its members and Pastor, Mike Sams. His relationship with his Lord and Savior blossomed into a wonderful and very personal relationship. Kim was preceded in death by his father, John Allard Davis, in 1981; and his loving niece and nephew, Michelle and Dominic Marra, both in 2001. He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Brenda, of Los Lunas; one son, Ryan, who is attending Northern University in Flagstaff, AZ; his mother, Jean Davis, of Mesa, AZ; one sister, Gayle Lynn Marra and her husband, Bob, of Inverness, FL; and one brother, Jeff and his wife, Therese, of Bartlett, IL. He is also survived by his very loving nieces and nephews. A viewing will be held at Romero Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. Final visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at Los Lunas Baptist Church beginning at 10:30 a.m. with the Funeral Service to begin at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place at Gate of Heaven, Albuquerque. Pallbearers will be Jeff Davis, Bob Marra, Charles Maurar, Gummie Garcia, Andrew Dominquez, Limuel Norris, Stanley Grey, Charles Drake, and Doug Sievers. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen. Visit online register at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com
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DUNBAR -- Dolores Dunbar, a loving mother and grandmother, died Saturday, January 7, 2006 in Albuquerque at the age of 90. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Dunbar. Mrs. Dunbar is survived by her daughter, Mary Romero and husband, Matty; grandchildren, Elizabeth Romero, Cathie Aragon and husband, Herman, Matty Romero III, and Frank Romero; great-grandchildren, Christopher, Herman, Krystin, Josh, Nicole, Jennifer, Francesca, Brianna, Matty IV, Alexandria, and Xavier; and great-great-grandchild, Angelese. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters in Colorado. Funeral Services for Mrs. Dunbar are pending and will be announced. Honorary pallbearers will be Leo Garcia, Bobby Atencio, Herman Aragon and Joshua Garcia. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW. 247-4124
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DURAN -- Margarito Duran. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to all relatives and friends who were so kind, supportive and helpful during their recent loss. Your kindness will always be remembered and appreciated. Services were in the care of: GARCIA MORTUARY 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222
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GARCIA -- TELESFOR In Loving Memory Telesfor Garcia October 15, 1920 - January 10, 2005 To Those I Love and Those That Love Me When I am gone, release me, let me go I have so many things to see and do. You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears, Be thankful for our beautiful years. I gave you my love, you can only guess How much you gave to me in happiness I thank you for the love each have shown me But now it is time I traveled alone. So grieve awhile for me, if grieve you must, Then let your grief be comforted by trust. It is only for a time that we must part, So bless the memories within your heart. I won't be far away, for life goes on. So if you need me, call and I will come. Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near And if you listen with your heart, you'll hear All my love around you soft and clear. Then when you must come this way alone, I will greet you with a smile and say, Welcome Home. Your wife, Rita
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GARDENHIRE -- Robert Dean Gardenhire, 58, passed away Thursday, December 22, 2005 from complications due to a long illness with multiple sclerosis. Robert was born February 20, 1947 the second son of Roland Quincy Gardenhire and Johnna May Jean Dagget in Santa Fe, NM. He is survived by his wife, Connie Gardenhire; his brother, Raleigh Gardenhire and wife, Karen; his mother, Johnna Weaver; his aunt, Mary Kessel and husband, Ken; along with cousins, nephews, and nieces. Robert was born in Santa Fe and raised in Chama and Espanola New Mexico. Robert's heart and soul were always in the mountains of his family's homestead in Chama where he spent as much time as possible. He was an avid fly fisherman and always preferred to be hiking, skiing, or snow shoeing in the mountains. Robert's most enduring quality was his genuine love and respect for his friends and co-workers. He loved nothing better than to sit and reminisce, tell stories and conjure up a few pranks along the way. Robert graduated from college and Law School at the University of New Mexico, after which he clerked for U.S. District Judge H. Vearle Payne for three years. After serving as legal advisor to the Assistant Attorney General. He was hired in 1978 to replace Bruce Kaufman (who became a State District Judge) as the Legal Council to the New Mexico State Police. The New Mexico State Police became the Department of Public Safety in 1987, Robert served as Chief Council of the NM State Police until 1997 when he had to take an early retirement due to the physical limitations caused by his Multiple Sclerosis. Memorial Services will be held January 11, 2006 at the State Police Academy Auditorium, address 4491 Cerrillos Rd. Services will begin at 2:00 p.m.; the family will arrive at 1:00 p.m. for visitation. In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Adaptive Ski Program, 1304 Calle Joya, Santa Fe, NM 87501, (505)995-9858 or (505)992-2709 or the Assistance Dogs of the West P.O., Box 31027, Santa Fe, NM 87594, (505) 986-9748. Robert's remains will be put to rest at the Canyones Creek, Chama, NM as requested. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, 1399 Luisa Street, Santa Fe, NM 87505 984-8600.
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GIANNINI -- Ray C. RAY C. GIANNINI October 5, 1941 - January 10, 2000 In Loving Memory
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GIBBONS -- Josephine Marie Gibbons, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2006. Josephine was born in Denver, CO on July 21, 1916 to Pasquale and Florence Patch. She attended North Denver High School and Denver University and worked as a legal secretary. Dancing to the Big Band music of Tommy Dorsey at Eliches Gardens, she met her husband James Brown Gibbons. They married in December of 1945. In 1955, they moved their family to Albuquerque. Josephine retired from the Sandia National Laboratories in 1981 where she was an executive secretary for many years. After retirement, she worked with her husband in his camera repair business, enjoyed square dancing and taught Vacation Bible School at Hoffmantown Baptist Church. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. She is survived by her daughter, Flori Beauchesne and husband, David; grandchildren, Mariah and Joel Gibbons; nieces, Janie Patch, Terry Atherton and Nancy Saverine; daughter-in-law, Maryellen Gibbons Mitschelen and husband, Shawn; and sons, Cory and Casey; her devoted friend and caretaker, Jimmy Silva; and her beloved Yorkie, Beau. Josephine was preceded in death by husband of 57 years, James B. Gibbons; son, James Paul Gibbons; infant daughter, Colette Marie Gibbons; brother, Major General Paul Patch USAF (Ret.) and wife, Rita; and sister, Matilda Rose Patch. Services will be held Friday, January 13, 2006, 2:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Friends may visit Friday, January 13, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Albuquerque Academy Scholarship Fund, 6400 Wyoming Blvd. NE, ABQ, NM 87109. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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GILLESPIE, JR. -- Charles R. Gillespie, Jr., age 79, died Friday, January 6, 2006 at a local hospital. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Maxine Gillespie of Albuquerque, NM; sons, James Hubbs of Albuquerque, NM, Richard and Dell Hubbs of Boise, ID, and Robert Gillespie and wife Janie of Las Vegas, NV. He is also survived by his brother, George Gillespie and wife Emma of Santa Fe, NM; sister, Charlene Davis; five grandchildren, Dojoni, Bobbi, Billie Jo, Janelle, and Darren; three great-grandchildren, Courtney, Caitlyn, and Jose. Charles served in the US Navy during WWII. He retired in 1988 from the New Mexico State Highway Department after 30 years of service. Services will be held Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at 8:00 a.m. at French Mortuary Wyoming Chapel. Internment will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 10, 2006 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at the French Mortuary Wyoming Chapel. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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GUTIERREZ -- Donaciano (Don) Gutierrez died Sunday, January 8, 2006 at the age of 50. Mr. Gutierrez is survived by his sisters, Ellimay Solis and Anna Marie Nevarez and husband, Moises; and by his nephews and nieces, Paulette Solis, Joseph Nevarez, Eloy Nevarez, Adrianne Nevarez, and Monique Nevarez. A Rosary for Mr. Gutierrez will be recited on Tuesday evening, January 10, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. at Salazar & Sons Mortuary. A Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. at the Holy Family Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the San Jose De Armijo Cemetery Pallbearers will be Moises Nevarez, Joseph Nevarez, Eloy Nevarez, Stephen Sexton, Jonathon Chavez, and Ricky Espalin. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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HILL -- Minnie Hill, a resident of Albuquerque since 1969, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2006 in an Albuquerque nursing home. She was born in Jersey City, NJ to the late Frank Granata and Sofia Lauria Granata. Minnie was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Joseph T. Hill on December 28, 2000. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Ida G. Church. Minnie is survived by her son William (Bill) Hill and his wife, Debbie of Peralta, and by her daughter Mary Carter and her husband, James of Carson, IA; four grandchildren, Kim, Michael, Jesse, and Joe; and many great-grandchildren. During World War II, Minnie was a dental assistant and tried to enlist in the military but was too short. She went on, undeterred in serving her country, by becoming a riveter on Grumman aircraft in Linden, NJ. After the war, she worked with the Scotch Plains, NJ Police Department. Upon moving to New Mexico, Minnie continued serving her community by working as an ambulance attendant in Valencia County. She loved her animals, gardening, and helping her neighbors. Thanks, Mom. We will miss you. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 12, 2006 at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. A graveside service will be held at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Humane Association of NM, Inc., 615 Virginia SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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KELLER -- Barbara Jayne Keller August 01, 1927 - January 07, 2006 Barbara Jayne Keller, 78, of Huntsville, AL passed away Saturday. Barbara was born in Tampa, FL to her late parents, Leo and Gertrude Johnson and raised in Savannah, GA. She was married on May 18, 1946 at St. Johns Episcopal Church to her husband George, and renewed her vows there on May 15, 1996. Barbara enjoyed gardening and was an avid Jazzerciser for many years, which contributed to her being a seven-year cancer survivor. Survivors include: her husband, George Adam Keller III of Huntsville, AL; children, George Adam Keller IV, and wife, Joyce Marie of Alpine, TX, Barbara Elizabeth Daniels and husband, Robert M. of Sugar Land, TX; Charles Malcolm Keller of Austin, TX; Joanne Alice Keller-Wolf of Venice, CA and husband, John H. Wolf, and David Oliver Keller and wife, Betsy of Huntsville, AL. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Habitat for Humanity, The American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, or to your favorite charity.
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MARTINEZ -- Roberto (also well-known by his nicknames Bobby, Rory, and Uncle Calhoun), 61, passed away on January 5, 2006, after a short illness and a well-lived life, with family at his side. A Rosary will be recited Tuesday, January 10, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at San Ignacio Catholic Church, 1300 Walter NE, followed immediately by a Memorial Mass at 11:00 a.m. with Monsignor Leo Lucero, celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Roadrunner Food Bank or a charity of your choice. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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MILLER -- Florence V. Miller, 90, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2006 at the Cottages of Albuquerque. She was born on August 17, 1915 in Goshen, IN. She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Elbert Dave Miller; daughter, Anne Bowdich and husband, Joe of Albuquerque; son, Tom Miller of Newport Beach, CA; Carita Miller; five grandchildren, Dana, Chris, David, Tom, and Julie; 13 great-grandchildren; and sister, Marjorie Bowser of Ft. Wayne, IN. She was preceded in death by her brother, Richard Stealy of Muncie, IN in 2004 and her brother, George Stealy of Florida in 2005. She taught Sunday school children and played the piano for her church. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who was an excellent cook and house wife. Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 12, 2006 at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd NE. Reverend Roland McGregor of the Asbury United Methodist Church will officiate. Friends may visit French Mortuary - Lomas Chapel on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 275-3500
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NAVARRO -- Rafael Fowler (Ralph) died Friday, January 6, 2006 surrounded by his family and beloved cat, Thomas. He was born June 2, 1933 to the late Mildred Fowler Navarro and Rafael (Happy) Navarro in Los Angeles, California. He is survived by Eric Rearden (Stell), Marshall Navarro, Laura Lynne Navarro-Duncan (Dan Duncan) and James Mitchell Navarro, three step children, and five grandchildren. He leaves behind many friends and loved ones. Ralph loved to travel, golf, and do kind deeds for others. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held Tuesday, January 10, 2006 at French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers please make donations to New Mexicos Animal Humane Society. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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PARKINS -- Robert LeRoy Parkins, 86, of Winterset, IA, died Sunday, January 8, 2006 at the Winterset Care Center North, Winterset, IA. A visitation will be held from 1:00 - 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 10, 2006 at Ochiltree Funeral Service & Aftercare in Winterset, IA where the family will be present from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at Ochiltree Funeral Service & Aftercare in Winterset. Burial will be in the Winterset Cemetery with military honors by V.F.W. Post 8142 and the American Legion Post 184. Memorials may be directed to the Friends of the Winterset Public Library or Middle River Hospice. Bob was born August 21, 1919 in Madison County, IA, the son of Ellis and Clarinda (Gibson) Parkins. His marriage to Helen Louise Martens took place on February 9, 1941, and she preceded him in death in 1993. Bob was a veteran of World War II serving in the Army Air Corps as an airplane mechanic. Bob worked in the Winterset Post Office and was Assistant Postmaster when he retired. As a young man he worked at Green's Grocery and after the war was a driver for the Anderson Erickson Dairy. He attended the First United Presbyterian Church of Winterset and was a member of the V.F.W. and American Legion. He is survived by his daughter, Sandy Bowman (Phil) of Albuquerque, NM; two grandchildren, Kelly Galloway (Steve), Brother John Barker; one foster grandson, Tim Raulerson (Ann Marie); two great-grandchildren, Amanda Miley and Zach Galloway; one foster great-grandson, Quenton Arlon Raulerson; and two very special friends, Lenore Little and Pam Brown. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Helen; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. On-line condolences may be directed to the family via www.ochiltree.com.
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PEMBROKE -- Oliver L. Pembroke, familiarly called "coach" or "Ollie" by his many friends and former students, died on December 29, 2005. He was born in Alma, MI to Mimmie Mae and Oliver L. Pembroke Sr. on September 22, 1907, the eldest of 7 boys. Ollie was so outstanding a football player that he was invited to Kalamazoo College on a work study scholarship, then graduated from Michigan Western State Teacher's College as a P.E. instructor. In that capacity he worked in Bay City, MI, Grants, NM, and in Albuquerque, NM at Monroe Jr. high, coaching football and basketball. He married Louise Rickabaugh, also a teacher, who preceded him in death in May 2004. During WWII he served in the U.S. Navy. After their retirement they enjoyed extensive traveling including most of U.S. Central and South America, Europe, China, and Australia. They were co-founders of a fellowship, which became the First Unitarian Church in Albuquerque. Ollie is survived by his niece, Mary Lour Fenske of Winterhaven, FL. Contributions in his name may be sent to the First Unitarian Endowment Fund at 3701 Carlisle NE, Albuquerque 87110 or to the Trust Fund of Oliver L. and Louise R. Pembroke Memorial Scholarship Fund for the College of Education at UNM. On Sunday, January 15, 2006, a tree planting Memorial Service will take place at 12:20 at the First Unitarian Church.
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PEREA -- Antonio Perea was born September 7, 1917 and passed away January 8, 2006. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Juan Perea and Felicita Mares; his wife of 50 years, Lala Perea; his sisters, Margarita Lucero and Celia Sanchez; brothers, Seferino Perea and Joseph Perea. Antonio is survived by his companion of many years, Amalia Aragon "Molly"; his children, Dahlia Gurule, Maria Hernandez, Gerenimo Perea and Georgina Nieto; brother, Heraldo Perea; sisters, Mable Marquez, Adelina Cordova, Amelia Garcia, Erminda Garcia, Francis Crespin and Viola Farfan; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; other family members and friends who loved and will miss him. Services will be held at San Ysidro Catholic Church, 5015 Corrales Rd., with a Rosary being recited at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 11, 2006. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 12, 2006. Burial will follow in the San Ysidro Parish Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Louie Cordova, Rodney Ulibarri, Manuel "Marty" Montano, Bruce Gurule, Ernest Ernie Gurule, and Leonard Farfan. Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Nieto, Eric Sandoval, Ruben Gurule, Tony Ulibarri, and Dominic Gurule. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW, ABQ. 505-343-8008
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RAMOS -- Carmen T. In loving memory of our mom born on July 16, 1928. Carmen Ramos passed away at home on December 30, 2005. She is survived by her son, Danny and wife, Connie, her son, John; her daughter, Barbara; her grandson, Pancho and wife, Suline; her granddaughters, Luanna, Angela, Yvonne, and her "Lil Angel" Kennedi Rey; great-grandkids, Daniel, Angelo, Lorenza Mendoza, Aliza Lopez; and our wonderful friend, Bruce Hughes. Preceding her in death were her husband, Anthony Ramos; her son, Tony, and grandson, Gary. Special thanks to Connie for her big heart and thoughtfulness.
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RHEE -- ALICIA B. The family of Alicia B. Rhee wishes to thank their many friends and relatives who reflected on her Life. Your sympathy and thoughtfulness will always be gratefully remembered and deeply appreciated. REFLECTIONS Funerals & Life Celebrations 2400 Washington Street NE 884-5777
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ROMERO -- ODELIA M. Mrs. Odelia M. Romero, 80, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on January 8, 2006. Mrs. Romero is survived her children, Harry D. Romero and wife, Cecilia, Johnny S. Romero and fiancee, Deedra Daugherty, Mary Romero, Michael A. Romero and wife, Theresa; 17 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Mrs. Romero was a member of the Catholic Church. A visitation for Mrs. Romero will be Tuesday evening 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 Louisa Padilla. A final visitation will be Wednesday morning from 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at St. Therese of the Infant Jesus Catholic Church, 300 Mildred NW with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Adam Martinez, George Quezada Jr., Harry Romero Jr., Bryan Romero, Tony Romero, and Fabian Gutierrez. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Martinez and Tim Martinez. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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ROMIGH -- David Romigh, 59, a long-time resident of Los Lunas, NM, died Saturday, January 7, 2006. He is survived by very close friends, Steve and Lenore Pena of Belen, NM, Chris and Melissa Hilleary of Albuquerque. David graduated from Slippery Rock State University of Pennsylvania in 1974. He served two tours of duty in the US Navy, and was a Vietnam veteran. David first moved to New Mexico in 1974 and was actively involved in various community sports leagues, primarily City League Softball. He moved to Los Lunas to work for the NM Department of Corrections for approximately 10 years. He became the sports editor for the Valencia County News Bulletin and subsequently assumed duties as the Coordinator of Sports and Recreation for the Village of Los Lunas. David's passion was baseball memorabilia and he was actively involved in the play-by-play announcing of local high school and community sports teams. Memorial services will be held at 4:00 p.m., Monday, January 16, 2005 at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd NE. David's close friends wish to express their sincere gratitude to the nurses and staff at Arbor Creek Health Care for the loving care extended to David in his last few years. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Los Lunas Parks and Recreation Department, 3447 Lambros Lp. NE, Los Lunas, NM 87031, in David Romigh's memory. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 275-3500
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SANCHEZ -- Agnes Sanchez, a resident of Albuquerque since 1938, died Sunday, January 8, 2006. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Mike Sanchez of Albuquerque; children, Sam Sanchez and wife, Bernice, Gilbert Sanchez, Joe B. Sanchez and wife, Angela, all of Albuquerque, and JoAnn Baca and husband, Robert of Lawton, OK; 17 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Candy Moreno, Erma Padilla, Grace Montoya, and Susie Montoya; and many loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Richard T. Sanchez. Mrs. Sanchez was a longtime member of St. Anne's Catholic Church. Rosary will be recited on Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., at St. Anne's Catholic Church, 1400 Arenal SW. Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, 9:00 a.m., at St. Anne's Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery, 3:00 p.m. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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SANCHEZ -- Frances (Kika) R. Sanchez, born February 3, 1919, passed away on Friday, January 6, 2006. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years, Manuel Sanchez. She is survived by two daughters, Carmel S. Griego and Mary S. Cordova and her husband, Vince; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Fela Duran (whom she raised) and Cipry Padilla; one brother, Amadeo S. Romero; and several loving nieces and nephews. A viewing will be held at Romero Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, January 9, 2006 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. Final visitation will take place on Tuesday, January 10 at San Isidro Catholic Church, Las Nutrias beginning at 9:30 a.m. with the Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Las Nutrias Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ron and Randy Cordova, Jim and Rick Griego, Maurice Sanchez, Teresa Trahan, Juanita Saavedra, and Kathy Baca. Romero Funeral Home 609 N. Main St.,Belen www.romerofuneralhomenm.com
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SANCHEZ -- Lillian In Loving Memory of Lillian Sanchez January 10,. 1926 - December 19, 1993 All these years you've been gone we love and miss our grandma and Mom of course me too, the love of your life you will always be my darling, my sweetheart, my wife One day we will all meet again. That day will be when we reach heaven Until that day we'll continue to be strong And until that day, your memory will continue to live on. Love, Benny and children Chuck, Vince,Benny Jr., Steve, Marie, Vivian, Fran, Annette, and all your Grandkids. Composed by Marlene Marquez
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SMITH -- Richard Cronan Smith (65), passed away of brain cancer on January 6, 2006. He was born June 22, 1940 in Keeseville, NY. Richard received his Bachelor's Degree from St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY; his Master's from Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, and his PhD from the University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. He taught physics at Bernard M. Baruch College, New York, NY, and was employed at Hughes Aircraft Co, Los Angeles, CA and Albuquerque, NM and Lockheed-Martin Co, Albuquerque, NM and Sunnyville CA. Upon his retirement form Lockheed-Martin in 2003, Richard moved to Long Beach, CA to be near his family. He was a devoted and much loved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend. He is greatly missed. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Anne Bookstaber-Smith; daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Kernal Kazan; daughter and partner, Ivy Smith and Winona Phillabaum; mother, Serafina Charbonneau; sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Cervando Canas; grandsons, Zekican and Aydin Kazan; nieces, Kathy Pearson and Susan Gregoires; his dogs, Feather and Happy. His father, Richard John Smith preceded him in death. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations in Richard's name to be sent to UCLA Brian Cancer Research c/o Dr. Tim Cloughesy, MD 710 Westwood Plaza, S-suite 1-230. Los Angeles, CA 90095 Funeral Services to be held Thursday, January 12, 2006 at 12:00 p.m. Memorial Chapel, 1500 E. San Antonio Drive, Long Beach, CA. Forest Lawn-Long Beach Mortuary 800-204-3131
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STUMP -- Carley Monk Andrew Stump 1916 - 2006 Obeying the call of his Lord and Savior, Carley Stump went home to Heaven on Sunday, January 8, 2006. Carley was born on February 17, 1916 in Savannah, OK, to Charlie and Nora Stump. He is preceded in death by his wife, Eva June on April 17, 1956 and his second wife, Bonnie Lou on September 11, 1998. Carley had nine siblings, he being the eldest. He is survived by, Esther Armijo; Dorothy Perry; Chester Stump, wife Thelma; Millard Stump, wife Emily; and Jimmy Stump, all of Albuquerque, NM. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Nettie Mae Stump, Julie Bracken, Oleta Rucker, and Bessie Hickson. When Carley was 16, he wanted a fiddle. Times were tough and money was tight, so, this enterprising young man cut down a tree. He carved and whittled his fiddle from the wood of the tree he cut down. He taught himself to play, and became so good that he was invited to play at several dances. Carley was a man of many talents. He picked cotton, worked in the shipyards, worked in the mines, worked as an ironworker, as well as an automotive paint and body man. His iron working and welding were so well known that he had several people come from all over the United States for him to build them car trailers, truck bumpers or some other item. Until his health started to slow him down, he worked every day until he was in his early eighties. Surviving are his children, Arley Stump, wife, Shirley of Bosque, NM; Sandra Raines, husband, Gordon of Albuquerque, NM; Rodney Stump of Belen, NM; Easter Warschauer, husband, Ralph of Los Lunas, NM; Guy Stump of Belen, NM; Charles Stump, wife, Barbara of Albuquerque, NM; Richard Stump of Belen, NM; Rusty Girard of Los Lunas, NM; and Jeanne McCormack of Louisiana. He was preceded in death by a son, James Adams; two grandchildren, Carl Lee Hall and Randy Hall-Warschauer; and one great-grandson, Raymond Stump. Surviving are numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews. He would always tell his children, "You are only as good as your word" and "Do things right the first time." He himself lived by these mottos. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Viewing and Services are to be held on Thursday, January 12, 2006 at Riverside Funeral Home in Belen, NM. Viewing begins at noon to 1:00 p.m., followed by Services. Interment will be at Fairview Memorial Park in Albuquerque, NM. Per his wishes, his wife, Bonnie's ashes will be in his arms when he is laid to rest. Pallbearers will be: Arley Stump, Rodney Stump, Rusty Girard, Guy Stump, Charles Stump, Richard Stump, and honorary pallbearer, Gordon Raines.
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URBAN -- LEONA MAE URBAN MAY 3, 1975 - JANUARY 10, 1996 Ten years have passed. Ten unbelievably long years, yet it seems like yesterday. To anyone reading this, I thank you. I thank my brothers, sisters, and their families, for all their support during Leona's illness, death, and beyond. I thank all my friends and Leona's friends for sharing all the wonderful and funny stories and memories they have of Leona. I thank all the strangers, who never knew Leona, but will listen as I talk about her. Karen and Sharon, I thank you for always including Leona in Xavier's and Jade's and Jordan's lives. Xavier for all the time you see and talk to Leona and telling me about it, thanks little buddy. To my mom, Mary, who joined Leona 3 1/2 years ago, and to my dad, Felix, just three months ago, you are all so lucky to be together. To Robert, my husband, whom also never met Leona, thanks for comforting me on a daily basis. To all parents, who have lost a child, do whatever it takes, pray, cry, scream, wonder, but never forget them. To all parents, tell your children how much you love them today and every day. To you, Leona, we still have MICKEY (mouse) all around us, because you loved him so. LEONA, my precious baby, I LOVE YOU! MOM
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VANLANDINGHAM -- Bob VanLandingham, born January 22, 1924 in Joplin, Missouri to Ed & Florence VanLandingham, passed away January 6, 2006. Bob moved to Socorro, NM in 1934 and married Mary (Jenny Sharp) on December 11, 1943. He and Jenny raised six children of their own plus four or five others, after he served as a Marine during World War II. They owned and operated a dairy farm in Socorro until 1960 when Bob became employed in the highway construction business. In the mid 60s, he settled the family in Ponderosa, NM. Bob became known to family and friends as Papa Bob. Papa started working in Alaska in the early seventies and retired in 1987 upon the loss of "Mem". Papa Bob will always be remembered for his great love of music. He passed this talent on to all of his sons, many of his grandkids, and tried to pass it on to even those who "couldn't carry a tune in a bucket". Papa Bob is survived by Tom VanLandingham and wife Barbara of Anchorage, AK; Bobby Sue and husband Pete of Ponderosa; Fred and Karron of Ponderosa; Deborah and Carl of Placitas; Eddie and Vivienne of Ponderosa; Sam and Rita also of Ponderosa. Bob was preceded in death by his loving wife, Jenny, his parents, and sister Joyce (JoJo) Sharp. He is survived by brother, Charles; sister, Gladys; grandchildren, Audie, Paul, Bobby, Jason, Ricca, Kelly, Wade, Sharman, Leslie, Tracy, Josh, Kevin, Jerrod, Holly, Austin, Amanda, Rachael, Cody, and Terri; 12 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and an innumerable amount of close friends. Visitation will be held on Monday, January 9, 2006 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Services will be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, with interment to follow at Sandia Memory Gardens. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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WILSON -- Eric Joseph Wilson, 20, a resident of Albuquerque for 8 years, died Saturday, January 7, 2006. He is survived by his father who loved him very much, John C. Wilson and wife, Linda; mother, Linda K. Wilson; brothers, Joseph D. Baca and wife, Dawn, Jason F. Baca and wife, Tonya, and John A. Wilson and wife, Alli; nephews and nieces, Myka, Cody, Austin, Kyle, Dylan, and Alexandra; grandmothers, Odessa B. Witherspoon, Ella Mae Wilson, Jennie Lovato; great-grandmother, Jessie Wilson; grandfather, Daniel McDonald; aunts, Belvia J. Wilson, Debra Smith and husband, Ricky, Valencia Wilson, Vicki Lynn Wilson, Darlene Holler and husband, Billy, Martha Herrera and husband, Ron, Diane Forsell and husband, Merlin, Debra McDonald and Tracy Bergen; uncles, Levert Wilson, Johnny Lovato, Jeff Lovato, Gerald Lovato and wife, Yvonne, Duane McDonald and wife, Betty, Darrell McDonald, and Dale McDonald; special friends, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Baca; and his best friend, Krystal Broom and numerous other relatives and friends. Eric is preceded in death by his grandmother, Jane McDonald and grandfather, John D. Wilson, who have gone to be with the Lord. He was born on February 2, 1985 in Weisbaden, Germany. Eric lived with his brother John in Duluth, MN until he was 13 when they moved to Albuquerque. He graduated from Sandia High School in 2003. Eric enlisted in the Marine Corps in June 2003. He loved his job working on computers and he loved the Corps, which was always in his heart. Eric made many friends while attending Sandia High School and remained in touch with the majority of them until his death. Eric was very devoted to his family and loyal to his friends and co-workers. He was very outgoing and well rounded and his life touched many. Eric was a beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew and uncle and will be deeply missed by all who loved him. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE Friday, January 13, 2005, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, Saturday, January 13, 2005, 10:00 a.m. with burial following at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will include Eric's brothers and uncles. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Eric's name to any Sandia Laboratory Credit Union, Account # 609180, and donations will be then made to various homeless shelters and charities throughout the Albuquerque area. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 275-3500
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ZAPLIN -- Sally Zaplin January 10, 2005 One year has come and gone my Honey pie. I wish you were in my arms - so I could tell you my Honey pie - how much I have missed you. You would see through the windows of my eyes - the loneliness I have inside. You know that moment would not be enough for both of us, right? So now I put some of my feelings into words for you Honey pie. My tears are endless for you Honey pie. My days are long and lonely. My nights are empty and cold. Because I don't have you to hold. No more kisses and no more hugs. Your pretty smile and funny laugh - I miss so much! All I can say now is I miss and love you so very much Love you always, Roger
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