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BACA -- Jesse G. Baca, also known as JB, 68, passed away suddenly Tuesday, January 24, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou; son, Christopher; daughter, Reina; daughter-in-law, Staci; soon to be son-in-law, David Valdez; close family friend, Theo Seamon; brothers, sisters, and many nieces, nephews, and many many friends. Services are pending. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400
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BIESTERVELD -- John R. Biesterveld, 74, a resident of Albuquerque for 50 years, passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2006. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Verona Biesterveld; children, Pamela Lyyski and husband, Randy of Lakewood, WA, Paula Schneider and husband, Melvin of Albuquerque, John R. Biesterveld Jr. of Albuquerque, and Bryan Biesterveld and wife, Tanya of Hurst, TX; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. John was born on December 11, 1931 in Eau Claire, WI. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. John later met Verona Leland and married on September 18, 1954, and graduated from MSOE in Milwaukee. After moving to Albuquerque, he worked for Sandia National Labs where he retired after 36 years. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Services will be held on Saturday, 9:30 a.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, Saturday, 8:30 a.m. until Service time. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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BITTERLICH -- Robert A. IN MEMORIAM In loving memory of Robert A. Bitterlich Esq. January 28, 1960 - January 26, 2004 We miss you more each day for life is not the same, since you went away. It broke our hearts to lose you, the day God called you home. Memory is the only friend that grief can call its own. May everyone who knew you, have fond thoughts of you today. You touched so many lives in very special ways. We think of you with thoughts so dear, we laugh at times, but can't help but shed a tear. Even though you are in Heaven, our true desire is to have you here. Until we meet again and can see your smile, hear your laugh and feel your hug, we hold you in our hearts and thoughts. We love and miss you so very much. Carolyn, Terry, Kristine, Trista, and Kamryn Bitterlich Please visit Bob's Memorial web-site www.bobbitterlich.com
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BRANCH -- William "Bill" Harvey Branch, Jr., 89, died Wednesday, January 25, 2006. He was born Sunday, June 30, 1916 to William Harvey Branch and Virginia Allen Duvall Branch. He is survived by his son, William Harvey Branch, III and wife, Jane of Waynesville, NC; grandsons, Douglas William Branch and wife, Laura and Derrick Wallace Branch and wife, Emma, all of Staunton, VA; and special niece, Ruth Ann Blankenship Bennett of Farwell, TX. Mr. Branch had two special friends who looked after his care the last few years. They are Harris Sampson and Max Forrest. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Virginia Dome Branch; and sister, Virginia Branch Blankenship of Lewisburg, WV. Mr. Branch was born and grew up in Louisville, KY where he graduated from Louisville Male High School. He attended the University of Louisville and Florida State University where he earned a B.S. Degree. Mr. Branch retired at the rank of Lt. Colonel from the Air Force in 1962 after serving in WWII and the Korean War as a B-29 Pilot. He moved to Albuquerque, NM in 1963. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, January 28, 2006, 11:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel with Rev. Roy Elmore, officiating. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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CARL -- Raymond Richard Carl, 51, died Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at his home. He was born March 25, 1954 in Albany, NY, a son of George and Marie Carl. Ray lived a full happy life, and was loved by everyone he knew. Music was his passion. He was a singer/songwriter, and could play any musical instrument. He was a comedian and jokester. Ray was an entrepreneur and business owner specializing in engineered wood products. He loved the outdoors, and was an avid fisherman, hunter, and scuba diver. Survivors include: three daughters, Jennifer (Michael) Harshberger, Surprise, AZ; Mallory and Shannon Carl, Albuquerque; one grandson, Mikey. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother. Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Saturday, January 28, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 1502 Sara Rd. SE, Rio Rancho, NM. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society, 10501 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Suite 300, Albuquerque, NM 87111, attn: Lorraine West. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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CHAVES -- Juan "Manuelito" Chaves, survived by brothers: Eloy, Toby, and Esmael Sanchez, numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. He loved to make sculptures of animals and figurines out of wire. He was also was the attendant at the San Juan Bautista church in Duran, NM for numerous years. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed. Viewing will be held at Riverside Funeral Home Friday, January 27, 2006 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Rosary will be recited at Queen of Heaven, at 5311 Phoenix Ave. NE, Friday, January 27, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will take place at San Juan Bautista Church, in Duran, NM on Saturday, January 28, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Duran City Cemetery. RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo NE 764-9663
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CHAVEZ -- Andrew A. (Andy) Chavez was embraced and placed in the hands of the Lord on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 after a long illness. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, January 27, 2006 at St. Therese Catholic Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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DUNLOP -- Mildred Goar Dunlop, 85, of Mountainair, NM passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at home surrounded by her loving family. Millie was born November 5, 1920 in Hamilton, TX to John Boyce and Lela Bell (Gray) Goar. She attended school in Mountainair, NM where she also met and married John Bradley Dunlop Jr. on June 1, 1939 in Mountainair, NM. Following World War II they moved to Albuquerque, NM and lived there until 1986. After retirement, they returned to the Mountainair area. John preceded her in death in 1991 after 52 years of marriage. Millie had a zest for life, and enjoyed many activities and hobbies throughout her life. Her interests included square-dancing, bowling, horseshoes, sewing, crafts, and painting. In her later years, she found great pleasure in activities, and friends at the Mountainair Senior Center. She was small in stature, but large in heart. She will be remembered for her feisty manner, and love of life. All that knew and loved her will miss Millie. Go in peace Millie. Millie is survived by her daughters, Carol Jacobi and her husband, Richard of California, Dianna Richards of Albuquerque, NM, Velta Gilley and her husband, James of Mountainair, NM, and Nila Scarberry and her husband, Robert of Albuquerque, NM; and; 12 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by son-in-law, Larry Richards on January 3, 2006. Millie will lie-in-state on Friday, January 27, 2006 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Harris-Hanlon Chapel in Mountainair, NM. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at the Harris-Hanlon Chapel in Mountainair, NM. Reverend Alan Granat will be officiating. Pallbearers will be Brad Perot, Mike Perot, Rick Jacobi, Chris Arnold, Caleb Perot, J.J. Rich, and Jeff Shatto. Interment will be at the Mountainair Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mountainair Senior Center, 107 North Summit, Mountainair, NM 87036. Arrangements entrusted to Harris-Hanlon Mortuary (505) 847-2331 "Our Family Serving Your Family" www.Harris-HanlonMortuary.com
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EPSTEIN -- Shirley Epstein, a long-time resident of Albuquerque, passed away after a very brief illness on Monday, January 21, 2006. She was born on March 12, 1928 in Sioux City, IA and then moved to Green Bay, WI, where she graduated from high school. After a short stay in California she joined the U.S. Foreign Service, Dept. of State, Washington, DC. She served our nation well, taking on challenging assignments. She retired in 1982 after 26 years of service. Her posts included the following: Finland, Morocco, Philippines, Pakistan, Ecuador, South America, Nigeria, Africa, Paris, France, and Rome, Italy. She resided in Paris, France and Albuquerque. Shirley is survived by her siblings, Mary Pavlik, Ray Epstein, and Riva Wilfer; her godchild; and many nieces, nephews, and special friends in Albuquerque and around the world. A special thanks to Polly Samoska, Pat Demers, Lou St. John, and Martha Court. There will be a Gathering of friends on Sunday, January 29, 2006, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Shirley's home. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in Shirley's name. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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FERNANDEZ -- JOE S. JR. Mr. Joe (Tata) S. Fernandez Jr., 77, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on January 23, 2006 peacefully at home with his family by his side. Mr. Fernandez is the beloved husband to Mrs. Connie Fernandez, married for 55 years. He is also survived by his children, Evelyn Fernandez and Johnny Garcia, Monica Ortiz and husband, Manuel, Angela Fernandez-Diedrich and husband, Richard, Sofia Elizabeth Moran, Kassandra (Sandi) Ray and husband, Jared, Mario Fernandez and wife, Linda, and Michael Heller; one brother, Frank Fernandez; 18 grandchildren, Jose and wife, Robin, Joaquin and wife, Kayola, Mateo and Tiana Candelaria, Leticia and husband Chris Montano, Manuel and wife, Monika, Jacque Ortiz, Salisha Morelos, Denine and husband, Adam Vaughn, Andrea and husband, Nathan Reese, Arnika, Matias, and David Diedrich, Elijah and wife, Veronica, Joshua and Nicole Fernandez, Sirena and Devin Ray; 24 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Mr. Fernandez was preceded in death by his brothers, sisters, and grandson, Anthony Morelos. Mr. Fernandez was a member of the Catholic Church and a Veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II and the Korean Conflict. A visitation for Mr. Fernandez will be Friday evening at St. Anne Catholic Church, 1400 Arenal SW from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. A final visitation will be Saturday morning at St. Anne Catholic Church from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. by Father John Tourangeau. Cremation has taken place and burial of Mr. Fernandez's cremains will follow at the San Jose de Armijo Cemetery with Military Honors by the United States Army. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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FRENCH -- David French, 48, passed away unexpectedly January 12, 2006 at his home in Arlington, TX. David was a graduate of Eldorado High School. He served in the USMC and afterwards attended and graduated from the University of New Mexico with a degree in accounting. He had a CPA practice in Arlington, TX, for the last 6 years. David is survived by his mother and father, Helen and Doug French; and three brothers, Michael, Christopher, Patrick, and their families. There will be Memorial at French's Funeral Home at 9300 Golf Course Rd., Saturday, January 28, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. with a reception to follow.
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GARCIA -- Phillip "Buba" J. Garcia. 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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GORDON -- Judith Ann Gordon, a beautiful woman who touched many lives, passed away in her home on Friday, January 20, 2006, surrounded by family and friends. Born on October 17, 1944 to Daphne (Bobbe) Gordon and William T. Gordon, Judith was raised in St. Paul, NE. She was a graduate of Duchesne College in Omaha, NE, and held three Master's Degrees in education, special education, and counseling. Judith was a counselor and teacher for Albuquerque Public Schools for twenty years, and was most recently a fifth grade teacher at Collete Park Elementary School. Her Passion was to see children thrive through education and personal growth, and she gave her love and energy to that purpose. Judith volunteered for the Children's Grief Center of Albuquerque. She inspired and enriched others through her love, laughter, and deep and inquiring spiritual nature. Being a parent and grandmother were her greatest joys and achievements. She was known as "Grandma Bubbles" to her four grandchildren. Judith loved traveling, especially for family gatherings, attending her monthly book club, and was an avid Lady Lobos fan. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. She is survived by her mother; two children, Stephanie Zmroczek of Albuquerque and Duncan Plymate of Tacoma, WA; son-in-law, Ted Zmroczek; grandchildren, Hallie, Tori, and Will Zmroczek and Simon Plymate; siblings, Barney Gordon and wife, Nancy, Robin Gordon, Debbie Imes and her husband, Leonard, Bill Gordon and his wife, Nancy; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death by her father; sister, Victoria Whitcomb; brother, Robert Gordon; and grandparents. A visitation will be held at French Mortuary on Friday, January 27, 2006 from 6:00 p.m. There will be a Rosary and Remembrance Service at French Mortuary, at 7:00 p.m. on January 27, 2006, and a Mass at St. Bernadette Church on Indian School on Saturday, January 28, 2006, at 10:30 a.m. A Memorial Service will also be held at Duchesne Chapel at the Duchesne High School in Omaha, NE on Saturday, February 18, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Children's Grief Center of Albuquerque, P.O. Box 20218, Albuquerque, NM 87154, (505) 323-0478 and AmberCare Hospice of Albuquerque, (505) 244-0046. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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GREENBERG -- Jesse Chapman Greenberg found his peace Sunday, January 22, 2006. Jesse is survived by his mom, Janet Chapman; dad, Jerry Greenberg; brother, Damon Greenberg; grandparents, Connie and Everett Greenberg, and John Chapman; and many aunts and uncles. Memorial Services for Jesse will be held on Friday, January 27, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at the UNM Alumni Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations, may be made in Jesse's name to the JED Foundation at jedfoundation.org, 583 Broadway Suite 8B, New York, NY, 10012, or (212) 647-7544. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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HUNT -- Alene Mabel Hunt, born June 1, 1911 in Grundy Center, IA, died on Wednesday, January 25, 2006. She is survived by her son, Eugene L. Hunt and his wife, Elise, of Scottsdale, AZ; grandchildren, Janet Bresenham of Clovis, Renee Jean Hunt of Sacramento, CA, Michael Roy Hunt, of Gilbert, AZ, Lisa Beard of Sacremento, CA; eight grandchildren; brother, James R. Handsel of Anaheim, CA. Alene was preceded in death by her daughter, Barbara June; and grandson, Craig. She grew up in Fort Morgan, CO, and graduated from Fort Morgan High School in 1929. She and her daughter and son moved to Albuquerque in 1947. Alene retired as a secretary from the New Mexico Cattle Sanitary Board where she enjoyed her work with the New Mexico ranchers, cattleman, and the livestock industry. She recently resided at the Grand Court Assisted Living where she was thankful for her care and assistance. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Hospitals in care of the Ballut Abyad Shrine Temple, P.O. Box 8410, 87198. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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JOHNSON -- Paul Tefteller Johnson, 72, died on Wednesday, January 25, 2006, after a valiant 3 1/2 year battle with acute myeloid leukemia and related complications. He was born September 5, 1933, in Pecos, TX to Robert Hersel Johnson and Leah Sikes Johnson. He grew up in Arizona and Texas and graduated from high school in Rankin, TX. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Dairy Industry from Texas Technological College in 1957. On June 17, 1955, he married Mary Louise Anderson, whom he had known since they were children. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last June. Paul worked from an early age, selling newspapers as a boy in Arizona; washing dishes in a Rankin cafe and loading bags of feed, bales of hay, and bags of wool at the Rankin woolhouse as a teenager; milking cows at the dairy barn at Texas Tech; and scrubbing vats and floors by hand at the Borden milk plant in Lubbock to help pay his way through college. He was never afraid of hard work. After graduation from Tech, he worked at milk plants in El Paso, Abilene, Houston, New Orleans, Austin, and Albuquerque, where he was plant manager for Price's Valley Gold for several years in the 1970s. His expertise in microbiology was a valuable asset, and after leaving Price's, he traveled both nationally and internationally for many years in the food plant sanitation field as a consultant to companies on problems with a variety of microbiological conditions. He was well respected and sought after in his field, published articles, and was often called on to speak to professional conferences and university groups, as well as provide training for companies on food plant sanitation. He never turned down an opportunity to mentor younger persons, gladly sharing his wealth of experience and knowledge. In recent years, he did food safety training as a volunteer for senior housing facilities, church groups, and Meals on Wheels. Paul was an avid fisherman, having fished in 35 states, four Canadian provinces, the Bahamas, Mexico, St. Thomas, and Aruba. When he traveled on business, he kept a collapsible fishing rod in his suitcase, "just in case." He had replicas made of his trophy fish, preferring to "let the big ones live on." He began collecting postage stamps in the last few months, limiting his collection only to those stamps that pictured fish. Paul volunteered as a reading tutor for the OASIS program and delivered for Meals on Wheels for several years. He took lessons and learned to play the mountain dulcimer in the last few years, an activity that gave him great pleasure. He was a member of the Apple Mountain Dulcimer Club, and for a while, a small dulcimer group, Jest in Time. He was a good cook and baker and enjoyed trying new recipes. He was a man of infinite compassion, taking a leave of absence from his job in 1997 to help Mary care for her terminally ill mother. He was baptized as a child in the Methodist Church, but felt the name over the door of a church was not so important as a person's relationship with God. He was a generous man, sacrificing to see that his children had college degrees and his wife had her doctorate. He and Mary had four children, Nancy Louise, Mary Catherine (who died in 1963), Paul Anderson, and Julie Beth. Paul loved and was very proud of his children-of them as individuals and of their accomplishments. Survivors include his wife, Dr. Mary A. Johnson; daughter, Nancy Louise Johnson Underwood and husband, Wes, of Wheaton, IL; son, Paul Anderson Johnson and wife, Sepi of Albuquerque, both currently working in Shanghai, China; daughter, Julie Beth Johnson Lamb and husband, John of Grosse Pointe, MI; grandchildren, Karl Wesley Underwood, Roger Paul Underwood, Craig Donald Underwood, Claire Elizabeth Underwood, Hannah Abigail McCauley, Ryan Vijay McCauley, Chloe Catherine Lamb, and John "Jack" Palmer Lamb; brothers, Robert H. Johnson of Albuquerque and Richard S. Johnson of Denver; uncle, Malcolm Wright, and many cousins, including Gigi Linne, Juanita Pickett, and Bill Wright, all of Texas; nieces, Kelly Owen, Robin Poulton, Jan Tapia, Stephanie Niketic, Jennifer Robyn and Ann Johnson; nephews, Robert Johnson III, Zachary Johnson, Dan Johnson, and Kent D. Carlisle; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Pallbearers for Albuquerque service are Jim Chastain of Oregon, John Hansen of Utah, Ted Hill of Albuquerque, Troy Jones of Arizona, Mark Smith of California, and Mark Ward of Michigan. Honorary pallbearers are members of the Albuquerque Meadows morning coffee group, as well as Russ Manthy of Michigan, Chuck Niver of Tennessee, and Dr. Henry Randolph of Alabama. Services will be held at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, on Saturday, January 28, 11:00 a.m., with Rev. Rick Donaho officiating. Visitation will be Friday, January 27, 2006, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Paul will be buried in the family plot beside his and Mary's daughter and both his and Mary's parents, at Graveside Services on Monday, January 30, 2006, 11:00 a.m., in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens, San Angelo, TX, with Johnson's Funeral Home of San Angelo in charge of burial services. Pallbearers for the San Angelo Service will be Richard Johnson, Robert H. Johnson, Malcolm Wright, Bill Wright, Aubrey Linne, and Otto Gottschalk. Honorary pallbearers are Paul A. Johnson, Wes Underwood, and John Lamb. Contributions in Paul's memory may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, New Mexico/El Paso Chapter, 3411 Candelaria NE, Ste. M, Albuquerque, NM, 87107, so that someday persons with leukemia will not have to suffer as Paul did. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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KAVENY -- Gertrude Elizabeth West Kaveny, 94, passed away Monday, December 19, 2005. She was born June 21, 1911 in Shelby, IN, a daughter of Frank and Anne Eich West. She married Leo Lyle Kaveny in Hammond, IN. He passed away in 1968. She was a realtor, and owned and operated West Side Realty. She was truly a pioneer in land and home sales on the West Side. If you ever wanted the truth, just ask Gertrude. Survivors include one son and one daughter: Michael Kaveny, Phoenix, AZ; Leora Miners, Albuquerque, NM; three grandchildren: Pat Miners, Sam Miners, Cory Kaveny; one great-grandchild, Ian Miners; one sister, Marge Herltz, Lowell, IN. She was preceded in death by one brother and five sisters. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Joy Junction and the Homeless Shelters. Interment of cremated remains took place at Mt. Calvary Cemetery on December 30, 2005. A Celebration of life will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2006 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at French Mortuary - Westside Reception Center. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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LENTE -- Michael Lente, 41, died January 22, 2006. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 27, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at His Place, 5505 Central NW. Interment will take place at San Jose de Armijo Cemetery. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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MONTOYA -- Paz Montoya, age 87, a resident of Scottsdale, AZ and former resident of Las Vegas, NM and also lived in Albuquerque, NM for many years, passed away on Monday, January 23, 2006 at the Scottsdale Health Care in Scottsdale, AZ. She was born in Las Vegas, NM on February 20, 1919 to the late Florencio Armijo and Virginia Valdez. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank "Chicharron" Montoya. She is survived by her sons: Dicky Montoya and wife, Ofelia of Phoenix, AZ; Joseph E. Montoya and wife, Karen of Arlington, VA; Lander Montoya and wife, Cecilia of Las Vegas, NM; grandsons: Robert Vigil and wife, Diane of Las Vegas, NM; Frank Montoya and wife, Michelle, Rick Montoya and Anthony Montoya, all of Phoenix, AZ, and Joseph E. Montoya, Jr. of Arlington, VA, and Phillipe Montoya of Phoenix, AZ; granddaughters: Shally Ray Williams and husband, Joseph of Korea; Sharon Rogers and husband, John of Scottsdale, AZ; great-grandsons: John Rogers Jr., and Anthony Rogers, both of Scottsdale, AZ, and Robert Vigil of Las Vegas, NM; great-granddaughters: Erika Montoya and Alexus Montoya both of Phoenix, AZ; Emma Vigil of Las Vegas, NM, Phoenix and Genesis Montoya, both of Albuquerque, NM. Rosary Devotional Services will be conducted on Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. at Rogers Mortuary Chapel with Lena Villegas reciting the Rosary. Funeral Services will be conducted on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Church with Father C. John Brasher as celebrant. Interment will follow at the Masonic Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Rogers Mortuary, Las Vegas, NM, 1-800-479-3511 or 505-425-3511.
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NARANJO -- Maida C. Naranjo. The family 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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PADILLA -- Adelina M. Padilla went home to be with the Lord on January 24, 2006 at the age of 90. She was born on March 15, 1915 in Ojo de La Baca, NM. A Vigil Service will be held Friday evening at Cristo Rey Church at 7:00 p.m. in Santa Fe, NM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. also at Cristo Rey Church. Burial will follow at the Rosario Cemetery in Santa Fe. Services are in the care of: GARCIA MORTUARY 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222
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PADILLA -- Martin Ray Padilla, age 47, formerly of Belen, NM, passed away in Pompano Beach, FL on Thursday January 19, 2006. Martin was a good son, father, brother, uncle. He was a friend to many and was loved by all who knew him. Martin was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Praxedes and Sesario Padilla; and maternal grandparents, Delfina and Henry Pena. He is survived by his wife, Debbie and step-son, Jeremy of Pompano Beach, FL; his daughter, Marianne Padilla of Belen; parents, Martin and Corinne Padilla of Belen; brother, Anthony Padilla and wife, Candy of Denver, CO; two sisters, Angela Padilla and husband, Rod Brown and Paula Padilla of Albuquerque. He is also survived by two nieces, Kristi Reyes and Tanya Morenus of Albuquerque; and one nephew, Roberto Padilla of Boulder, CO; as well as many other relatives. Services will be held at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church on Saturday January 28, 2006 beginning with a visitation at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Rosary being recited at 10:30 a.m. A final Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Cemetery. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen. Visit online register at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com
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PHILLIP -- George P. Phillip Jr., was born October 10, 1920 in Chicago, IL, died Wednesday, January 25, 2006 in Albuquerque, NM. He was educated in Chicago in Catholic schools and is survived by there by a younger sister, Ellen Burns and her family. He served in WWII in the Army Signal Corps. He worked in the banking industry and later became an Albuquerque Investment broker. Married Jean Northwall and had one daughter, Christine. His second wife was Victoria Jojola. He is survived by two granddaughters in California. Karina Croskrey is studying Performing Arts at Fresno State University and Melinda Sarte practices Veterinary Medicine in Sacramento. Private interment will be at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Memorial Service will be Sunday, January 29, 2006, at 10:30 a.m. at Montbello Senior Living, 10500 Academy Rd. NE. Memorial donations may be sent to Melanoma Research Foundation, 24 Old Georgetown Rd., Princeton, NJ 08540. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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REGENER -- Victor H. Regener, born August 25, 1913, in Berlin, Germany, died on January 20, 2006, in Tampa, FL. His father was a Professor of Physics at Stuttgart University, and Victor completed his doctoral degree in Engineering Physics at the Institute of Technology, in Stuttgart, in 1938. He left Germany that same year because of the rise of the Nazi regime, first taking a two-year research position in Italy at the University of Padua, and then teaching at the University of Chicago. In 1946, he came to the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of New Mexico, serving as Department Chair from 1947-57, and again from 1962-79. In 1960, he was the first faculty scholar to deliver the Annual UNM Research Lecture. He built Capilla Peak Observatory in the Manzano Mountains, and was also responsible for designing a major addition to the original Physics and Astronomy building, as well as the lecture hall and lab building which was named Regener Hall in his honor. He was a brilliant scientist in a wide range of fields, and an outstanding teacher and mentor. When he retired in 1979, he was awarded the UNM Regents' Meritorious Service Medal, which included a dedication penned by author Tony Hillerman. Dr. Regener is survived by his wife, Birgit; son, Eric; his daughter, Vivian and her spouse, Richard Rose; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. There will be a Memorial Service in Albuquerque at the Monte Vista Christian Church, 3501 Monte Vista NE, on Saturday, January 28, 2006 beginning at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Victor H. Regener Memorial Fund, c/o the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of New Mexico, 800 Yale Blvd. NE, MSC 07 4220, Albuquerque, NM 87131.
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ROGERS -- Charles L. Rogers, born August 20, 1930 in Benton, MS, died Tuesday, January 24, 2006. After serving in the Army, he moved to New Mexico where he was an electrical lineman for Kirtland AFB for 20 years. He then worked for the U.S. Post Office for almost another 20. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Betty of Bernalillo; four children of Albuquerque, David, Sherry, Suzanne, and Daniel; three sisters, Isabelle, Bettye, and Mary; and one brother, Ray; six grandchildren, Chase, Eric, Erica, Matthew, Lee, Andrian; and one great-granddaughter, Allison. A Memorial Service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovas Witnesses, at 109 Waterfall NE, at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 28, 2006.
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SCOTT -- Eleanor M. Scott, age 75, of Albuquerque, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at a local care facility. She was born November 25, 1930 in Gary Hollow, WV to Roy N. and Opal Goad. Mrs. Scott is survived by twin daughters, Jane Scott of Albuquerque and Jo Johnson and husband, Richard of Sunnyvale, TX; son, Roy N. Scott and wife, Elaine of Troy, IL; six grandchildren, Richelle, Chrissy, John, Joanna, Robert, and Mary; five great-grandchildren; sister, Iris Mille; brother, Charles Goad; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Scott married John S. Scott on February 15, 1951; he preceded her in death in 1996 after 45 years of marriage. She was an elementary school teacher, retiring in 1980 after 30 years. Mrs. Scott was an accomplished artist and musician and taught private art lesson from her home studio for many years. Services will be held on Saturday, 1:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. Interment will take place at a later date in Santa Fe National Cemetery. Friends may visit French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel on Friday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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SMITH -- Patricia Anne Smith January 3, 1939 - January 25, 2006 Patricia Anne Smith, age 67, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2006 in Bountiful, UT. She was born January 3, 1939 in Wellington, TX, to Clifford and Gertrude Michael. She married Thomas D. Smith November 2, 1957 in Albuquerque, NM. They resided there until 1980 when they moved to Ramona, CA. During Pat's life she worked in several industries in New Mexico and California where she made many good friends. Pat enjoyed calling Bountiful, UT home over the past five years. The focus of Pat's life was her five children and 13 grandchildren. She was a wonderful mother. Pat was also a great cook and served many delicious meals to her family. She loved doing ceramics and cherished her friends. She was a member of the LDS church. She is survived by four sons: Tom, Dale (Catherine), Mark, Chad; and a dear daughter, Cheryl. She is also survived by seven grandsons; six granddaughters; and one great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. The family wishes to extend their gratitude for the many acts of love shown by her dear friends, Pat and Joan over the past few months. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 28, 2006 at Russon Brothers Mortuary, 295 N. Main Bountiful, UT. Friends may call from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. prior to Services. Interment: Bountiful City Cemetery. On-line guest book at www.russonmortuary.com.
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STEWART -- Edith Stewart, born, December 17, 1921, a longtime resident of Albuquerque, passed away January 23, 2006. Edith was preceded in death by her loving husband, Donnie L. Stewart. She is survived by daughter, Judi Abernathy; grandchildren, Donnie G. Stewart and Traci Espinosa and husband, Ray; and one great-granddaughter, Haley Bella. Edith was a long-time member of Trinity United Methodist church. She retired from Mountain Bell and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers. She had much love for her family, travel, and life itself. Visitation for Edith Stewart will be held Thursday, January 26, 2006 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Strong-Thorne Mortuary. Funeral Services will be held Friday, January 27, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. in Palm Chapel at Strong-Thorne Mortuary with interment to follow at Fairview Memorial Park. Services are under the care and direction of: Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave. SE. 505-842-8800
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TREVITHICK -- Arthur Trevithick, 78, a resident of Albuquerque died Tuesday, January 24, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Mary Trevithick. Also surviving him are three sons; one daughter; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nine step-children; and nine step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Evelyn Louise in 1978. Arthur served in the Army in Korea and retired from Frontier Airlines. Cremation has taken place and Services will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at VFW Post 401, 2011 Girard Blvd. SE. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the VFW ROTC Program. French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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WAGG -- Doris Kirby Wagg, 72, widow of the late Rev. E. Judson Wagg Jr. passed away suddenly on Sunday January 22, 2006. She was a resident of Albuquerque for the last 42 years where she and her husband lovingly raised their four sons. Doris was an active member of St. Marks on the Mesa Episcopal Church for over 40 years where she has served in numerous voluntary capacities. Doris loved to travel, visiting family and friends and never tired of discovering new facts about the places she would visit. Doris is survived by her four sons, Kenneth Wagg of Albuquerque, NM, Christopher Wagg, also of Albuquerque, Gregory Wagg of Brookfield, WI, and Jeffery Wagg of Sedona, AZ. Doris is also survived by six grandsons; two granddaughters; and her only brother, Allen Kirby of Glen Burnie, MD. A Memorial Service will be held to celebrate her life at St. Marks on the Mesa Episcopal Church, 431 Richmond Pl. NE. 87106 (505) 262-2484 on Friday, January 27, 2006 at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the National MS Society, 4125A Carlisle Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87117 or to her memorial fund at St. Mark's on the Mesa Church.
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