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ADAMS -- Lydia E. Adams passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2006 at Albuquerque Regional Medical Center. Born October 1, 1933, she is survived by her loving husband, James Adams; one son, Manuel Lucero and his wife Nancy; one daughter, Arlene Gonzales; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Abraham, Mike, and Tony; three sisters, Eva, Maggie, and Mary; other family members and friends who loved and will miss her. A Memorial Service will be held at Legacy Church, 7201 Central Ave. NW, on Monday, February 13, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW, ABQ. 505-343-8008
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ARAGON -- RAYMOND The family of Mr. Raymond R. Aragon would like to thank all their relatives and friends for their kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement; for the beautiful floral tributes and a special thank you to Father Douglas Mitchell, San Clemente Catholic Church, presider of the Mass, to Deacon Jim Snell for officiating the Vigil Service and to the pallbearers. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW
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ARNOLD -- Alice Halsey Arnold. Born to Louis and Christine (Ironeyes) Halsey in Wakpala, SD, on October 16, 1914, Alice Marie Halsey was one of eight brothers and sisters. Growing up on Standing Rock (Sioux) Reservation, as a child she attended St. Bernard's Mission School and Standing Rock Boarding School. She graduated from Wakpala High School, SD, in 1938. In 1939 Alice left the Dakotas to attend UNM. She met and married a UNM classmate, Private Rhodes F. Arnold, in 1942. She left school at UNM as a junior to accompany him to Rapid City, SD, and Ellsworth AFB. When he transferred to Shemya Island in the Aleutians for the duration of WWII, Alice returned to Fort Yates to be with her parents and give birth to her son, Rhodes Felton Arnold, III, affectionately known as "Pancho." For the remainder of her life she worked as a homemaker, spending many years in Albuquerque, NM, and Tucson, AZ. Upon his retirement from teaching and USAF Reserves, Lt Col. Arnold moved Alice to Reserve, NM. Alice was often asked to help her daughter Raquel watch her children while her husband was away with the U.S. Navy. In 1993, both David L. and Raquel Roybal retired as lieutenant commanders. Divorced in 1993, after fifty years of marriage, Alice moved to Albuquerque to live with her daughter and family. Alice passed away at her daughter's home in Albuquerque, on January 30, 2006, after a decline from a stroke suffered in April of 2005. Alice is survived by younger sister, Margaret Teachout; and by her son, Rhodes III; and daughter, Raquel. Additionally, grandsons, James Arnold and David J. Roybal; grand-daughters, Danielle Peralta and Laura Roybal; and great-grandchildren, Andrea Duran, Gabriella Roybal, Brooke and Colton Arnold, Victor and Alexandra Peralta, and newborn, Jacob D. Roybal, survive her. Ceremonies were held in North Dakota, including a Rosary February 3, 2006 in Mandan, and Mass and interment at St. Peter's Catholic Church and Cemetery, Fort Yates on February 4, 2006. Donations may be made in her name to any cancer research foundation.
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BARRETT -- Eli Barrett May 17, 1922 to February 8, 2006 Arrangements in care of RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo NE (505) 764-9663
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BATTERSHELL -- Gene Battershell, 98, a resident of Albuquerque since 1953, and moving from Indianapolis, IN, passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2006. Gene was born February 3, 1908, the son of Enis Hayes and Emma Bell Stipp Battershell in Pocahontas, IA. Gene attended the University of Illinois and graduated from the Indianapolis School of Pharmacy, now known as Butler University. He retired in 1973 after a lifetime career as a pharmacist. He was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Gene was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth in 1993. Gene is survived by one son, Jay Battershell and wife, Chris of Corrales, NM; three daughters, Rondee Battershell of Sacramento, CA, Sally Swanson and husband, Dave of Albuquerque, and Julie Askins and husband, Jim of Pagosa Springs, CO; four grandsons, Peter, Paul, Derek, and Jarrod Battershell; and four great-grandchildren. Private Services were held at the Rose Garden in Sunset Memorial Park in Albuquerque. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary Rio Rancho, New Mexico 892-9920
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BERGQUIST -- Jayne Brammer Bergquist, 85, continued her journey, Wednesday, February 8, 2006 in her home surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by three daughters, Lesley Schultz and husband, Andrew, Deborah Hudgins, Johnelle Phelps and husband, Cliff; five grandchildren, Devon and Chad Hudgins, Ashley Schultz and Alexandra and Jordyn Phelps. She is preceded in death by her husband, John Bergquist. Jayne was born in Butte, MT on August 13, 1920, the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Brammer. She was a kind and loving mother and grandmother who was always there for her family. Jayne was a world traveler and especially enjoyed interior design and shopping. She had beauty of face and character, a great sense of humor, grace, style, charm and elegance that endeared her to all. Although we have lost our best friend, there is great comfort in knowing that she is with us in spirit and always will be. A celebration of her life will be held for close friends and family on Thursday, February 16, 2006 from 3:00p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Phelps' home. If desired memorial contributions may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, 10000 Spain Road NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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CARRILLO -- Dan Carrillo passed away on February 6, 2006. Dan was born on November 30, 1930 and was a lifetime resident of Albuquerque. He is preceded in death in by his parents, Amelia and Nestor Carrillo. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Lucy; three sons, Danny Ray Carrillo and wife, Linda; Ronnie Carrillo and partner, Russell Toth, and Mark Carrillo; grandchildren, Daniel, Aaron and wife, Melissa, and Amber; great-grandchildren, Nathaniel Ray and Isaiah Matthew; a brother, Raymond Carrillo; brother-in-law, Jesse Casaus and wife, Rose; sister-in-law, Dora Lopez; and nieces, Barbara Carson, Veronica, Sandra, and Lisa, JoAnn Enez. Dan and Lucy also sponsored two brothers from Cuba, Carlos and Miguel De Jesus, who now reside in Miami, FL. After returning from military duty, Dan opened his own barber shop on Menaul Blvd. and was known to many because of his honesty, great sense of humor, and a love of life. He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and the American Legion Post 99. Dan believed in God, family, and service to country, and will be greatly missed. A Rosary will be recited on Monday, February 13, 2006, at Our Lady of Guadalupe, 1860 Griegos Rd. NW, at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, February 14, 2006, at 10:30 a.m., also at the church. Inurnment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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CHAVEZ -- Bernardo "Barney" Chavez Sr., 76, passed away on Friday, February 10, 2006 in Albuquerque, NM. He was born November 2, 1929 to Eduardo and Carlota (Trujeque) Chavez Sr. in San Marcial, NM. Barney was a resident of Socorro, NM and retired from the Socorro Electric Coop after 43 years of service. He is preceded in death by his wife, Diosinita "Josie" Jojola Chavez in 1998. He is survived by his sons: Elvires Chavez; Bernardo "Bernie" Chavez Jr. and fiance, Theresa Aragon; Raymond Chavez and wife, Isabel; Victor Chavez, all of Socorro; and Eduardo Chavez and wife, Carolyn of San Antonio, NM; Daughters: Mary C. Pargas and husband, Ernest; Bernice R. Vallejos and fiance, Elliott Iker; and Denise D. Herrera and husband, Flavio, all of Socorro; brothers: Mike Chavez and wife, Agatha; and Eduardo Chavez Jr. and wife, Gloria of Las Vegas, NV; sisters: Teodorita Pino and husband, Elfego of Socorro; and Erlinda Dyce and husband, Charles of Alamogordo, NM; a very special sister-in-law, Vivian Bourguignon of Corrales, NM; 23 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 12, 2006 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Steadman-Hall Funeral Home. A Rosary will be recited on Sunday, February 12, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. at San Miguel Catholic Church in Socorro. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, February 13, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at San Miguel with Father John C. Daniel as Celebrant. Burial will be in the San Antonio, NM cemetery. Pallbearers are Ernest Pargas Jr., Phillip Chavez, Ryan Chavez, Raymond Chavez Jr., Frankie Montoya and Brandon Vallejos. Honorary Pallbearers are the rest of his grandchildren. Arrangements are under the care of Steadman-Hall Funeral Home 309 Garfield Socorro, NM.
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CHAVEZ -- EUTIMIO The family of Mr. Eutimio (Tim) Chavez would like to thank all their relatives and friends for their kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement; for the beautiful floral tributes and a special thank you to Father John Tourangeau, St. Anne Catholic Church, presider of the Mass, to Gabriella Nieto for reciting the Rosary, to Vista Care Hospice for their kindness and care and to the pallbearers. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW
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COOK -- William Harold Cook. Services were held Monday, February 6, 2006 at Calvary Chapel Albuquerque with interment at The Santa Fe National Cemetery with full military honors for Harold Cook, 76. Harold went home to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on Thursday, February 2, 2006. A resident of Albuquerque NM since 1952, Harold was born August 28, 1929 in Lawndale NC, the eldest son of Ivy and Lurene Cooke. A veteran of the U.S. Army (1947-48) and U.S. Air Force (1950-54), he was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant after his service to our country both at home and overseas. Harold worked many years at ACF. Harold was a former weatherman for KOAT-TV, before becoming involved in Bernalillo County Government where he was employed until his retirement in 1992. Harold is survived by his wife of 52 years, Betty Cook; his children, Iris Kirsch and her husband, Karl, Don Cook and his fiancee, Sandra Clark and son, Cameron of Albuquerque, Holly Smith and her husband, Gordon, grandson, Conner Smith, all of Austin TX. Three brothers include Charlie Cooke and wife, Barbara, Walter Cooke and wife, Betty, Steve Cooke and wife, Jane, all of Lawndale NC. Harold loved the Lord Jesus, placing his hopes and trusts in Him alone as the only means of salvation. Harold was a devoted loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. Deeply loved by all, he will be truly missed. Condolences will be received at P.O. Box 25665 Albuquerque, NM 87125. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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DARROW -- Ann W. Darrow born October 18, 1923 in Waco, Texas, and a resident of Albuquerque for sixty years died on Friday, February 10, 2006. Ann was preceded in death by her sister, Jean Epperson of Waco. She is survived by her husband, Barton; their three children, Sally Cayzer of Denver, Suzann Farren of Dallas and Allen Darrow of Albuquerque. Other survivors include her brother, James Warner and wife, Billie of Waco; daughter in-law, Lynette Darrow; son in-law, Jay Cayzer; and grandchildren, Mollie Cayzer, Drew Darrow, Megan Ramirez and husband Albert and Elizabeth Farren. A graduate of Baylor University, Ann was active in the community, serving on the boards of Christina Kent Nursery, Friends of the Little Theater, Friends of Art, Junior League of Albuquerque, YMCA, YWCA and the Opera Guild. She was also a member of The Colonial Dames of America, New Mexico Chapter. As a member of First Presbyterian Church, she served as a Deacon. She particularly enjoyed playing golf with her nine-hole group at Albuquerque County Club and of course playing cards with her dear friends in Bridge Club and Le Cadeaux. Her hobby was needle pointing and entertaining family and friends. She excelled at being a mother and her commitment to her family was second to none. Her family would like to thank the staff at The Montebello, First Presbyterian Church Deacons and Ministers, and her many friends for their loving care and thoughtfulness. Memorial Services will be held Thursday, February 16, 2006, 2:00 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 215 Locust NE, with Rev. Paul Debenport officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 215 Locust NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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DEATHS/ FUNERALS INDEX ADAMS, LYDIA E. ARAGON, RAYMOND ARNOLD, ALICE HALSEY BARRETT, ELI BATTERSHEL --
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DOMINGUEZ -- Consuelo Dominguez December 28, 1926 to February 7, 2006 The family of Consuelo Dominguez would like to thank their many family members and friends for their support at this difficult time. Arrangements entrusted to: RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo NE (505) 764-9663
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ESPINDA -- Samuel D.K. Espinda Jr., age 45, passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2006. He was born in Honolulu, HI on April 13, 1960. He moved to Albuquerque and graduated from Sandia High School in 1978. He is survived by his mother, Ingrid Espinda and father, Samuel Espinda Sr.; his children, Geri, Mitchell, and Ryan Espinda; brothers, Walter, John, and Derick Espinda; granddaughters, Kristina and Thereza. Memorial Services will at Aspen Funeral Alternatives, 1935 Juan Tabo NE, at 2:00 p.m. Monday February 13, 2006.
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GAEDE -- Willy Gaede Jr., 47, former resident of Albuquerque, passed away on February 3, 2006 in Salt Lake City. He is survived by his daughters, Monique and Jessica Gaede of Albuquerque; his mother, Viola Gaede; sister, Shirlene Bench and husband, DB; and brother, Jay R. Mills all of Salt Lake City and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Willy Gaede Sr. Willy enjoyed the outdoors, making people laugh and his time with his daughters. Services will be held this week in Salt Lake City at Redwood Memorial Mortuary. We'll miss you dad, but we know that you are now with our Lord.
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GARCIA -- TRANQUILINO The family of Mr. Tranquilino D. Garcia would like to thank all their relatives and friends for their kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement; for the beautiful floral tributes and a special thank you to Father Joe Vigil, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, presider of the Mass, to Deacon Valverde for reciting the Rosary, to the United States Army for the Military Honors and to the pallbearers. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW
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GOMEZ -- DORA The family of Mrs. Isidora (Dora) Gomez would like to thank all their relatives and friends for their kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement; for her friends that came by and showed her care and concern, to the 800 Unit, SAC Unit and to Hospice at Anna Kaseman Presbyterian Hospital for their kindness and care, a special thank you to Father Voorhies, Church of the Annunciation, presider of the Mass, to Lorraine Trujillo for reciting the Rosary, to Rudy Garcia for the Eulogy, to Dr. Lilgestrand for his years of caring for Dora, to Dr. Laura Allen who gave her the nickname, "Tiger" and who was so attentive and concerned, to Alex, Sarah and Geraldine who went above and beyond the call of duty to attend to her needs, for the comfort given to the family and to the pallbearers. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW
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GREENE -- Rita Joyce Santiago Greene TO KNOW HER WAS TO LOVE HER Rita Joyce Santiago Greene 1957-2005 The Hunter Greene and Juan Santiago families wish to convey their heartfelt gratitude to all family, friends, neighbors, relatives, clients and other folks who expressed their love, respect and support to our precious Rita in her heroic fight for life. Gifts of stuffed animals, flowers, plants, cards, letters, poems, rosaries, saltwater taffy (Rita's favorite straight from Fishermen's Wharf delivered by baby brother, Matthew, in person) home grown fruits and veggies from cousin and neighbor, Ceci Navarette; and healthy recipes, were all read, prepared, and appreciated by Rita and her family. A special thanks, to Father Ramon Aragon, a friend from "back in the day"; who tended to Rita's spiritual needs while she lived; his uplifting words of comfort at her funeral will never be forgotten. Thank you! To Father McGowan, an old friend, who con-celebrated at Rita's mass and blessed us at the rosary. Thank you! To a good friend and neighbor, Deacon Ken Sinatra, who, on a daily basis, administrated the Holy Sacrament of Communion to Rita and anyone else lucky enough to be there at that time. A special thanks to the medical and professional staff of Lovelace Medical Center; Dr. Mcaneny of New Mexico Oncology & Hematology Consultants; M.D. Anderson (Houston); New Hope Clinic(Phoenix); Instituto de Investigaciones Biomedicas (Tijuana); New Mexico Cancer Center; Cancer Services of New Mexico (Glorietta, NM) and finally Vista Care Hospice (St. Joseph Hospital ) who gave Rita such tender, loving care. To the extended Santiago families: The Santiago Familia, the Maezs, Serdas, Navarettes, Mineros, Rodriguez' and Padilla's for their prayers, full support and participation at the Rita Santiago Spaghetti and Bach Concert fund raisers. Thank you! To Michael Padilla, loved and respected brother-in-law, the go-to guy, who, together with his brother, Marty, planned and orchestrated the Spaghetti fund raiser and Rita's Life Celebration Reception after the Mass. To cousin Jose Santiago, member of the Mariachi Tenampa for the beautiful and inspirational music played at the Mariachi Mass honoring Rita. Thank you! To Ceci and husband, Ron Beauchamp, the Bill Hansen Family, St. Luke Lutheran Church Congregation and Pastors Beth Purdum and Chuck Exley for the wonderful J.S. Bach concert in honor of Bill Hanson, and for Rita's benefit. To sweet Anne Marie Santiago, Rita's personal little "Nightingale" who so tenderly administered the Mexican Revolution to her loving cousin. Thank you!! Sixto Santiago, uncle, mentor, business advisor, and just plain wonderful guy who has always been there for the family and especially for Rita. To Rita's lawyers, Michelle Hernandez, Lorena Olmos de Madalena, and dear friend, Luella Rubio, who assured Rita that the shop and her family were taken care of so that Rita could concentrate on healing, knowing that her affairs were in order and the legal work was complete. To Rita's dearest friends from kindergarten days, Lydia, Maria, Terri, Marlene, Nancy, Regina, Annabel, Dora, Judy, Patsy, Velma, Marissa, Paula, knowing they couldn't see their dear friend in person, parked a white van near Rita's bedroom window, lit candles and prayed for her recovery. They contacted friends and relatives from distant places to join in offering up prayers for Rita's Glow at 12:00 pm every Wednesday. Many of these people had never met Rita, but learned about her through these friends. To those people who never met Rita but by word of mouth and still offered up prayers on her behalf, thank you. To Rita's clients who called "the Look" checked in with Jackie and stuck wonderful LOVE notes on Rita's mirror shouting out words of hope and encouragement. Thank you. Thank you to Rita's Honor Guard, faithful and wonderful brothers-in-law, who "moved her for the last time"; Trevor Wilson; Robert Ortega (the chief) Michael Padilla; Dr. Joe Valles; Bob Ortega; Michael Gurule, and Stacey Blakemore. Thank you to Steve Nakamura, friend, and fellow combatant, for passing on the information from Blaire Larson, Director of Cancer Services of New Mexico, that they received over $3,000 so far in Rita's name which is the biggest donation they have received ever in the name of a cancer victim. Go Rita!!! To the Salazar Mortuary, especially Kevin, Luis and Lester Salazar for graciously but with heavy hearts carried out their duties, while escorting our dear Rita to her final resting place. To the Albuquerque City Police Brigade who escorted us all safely to the cemetery. To those who anonymously brought food and beverages to our homes and to the Church, GOD KNOWS WHO YOU ARE, We thank you. And to those friends and relatives who traveled far and wide from their homes to be with us and comfort us during our time of grief, we thank you. To quote Eric and Jessica Baca, special friends and favorite customers: "THE WHOLE WORLD LOVED RITA" WE THANK YOU.....
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HALVERSTADT -- Betty Lou Halverstadt, 84, a resident of Placitas, passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2006. She was born September 1, 1921, the daughter of Louis Frederick and Iva Jane Gerhardt Bodenhamer in Missouri. Betty was an Army veteran of WWII and she went to college on the G.I. Bill. She graduated from the University of California - Berkley. She was a master gardener and a master seamstress as well. She spent the last 35 years creating a secluded haven at her home in Castro Valley, CA. Betty will be missed by her loving family and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Isaac Frederick Halverstadt. Betty is survived by one brother, Ross Bodenhamer and wife, Maxine of Albuquerque; niece, Linda Heath and husband, Ted of Placitas; nephew, Robert Provance and wife, Carol of Albuquerque; great-niece, Raquel Provance; two great-nephews, Shad Heath and wife, Denise and Tod Heath; two great-great-nieces, Kayleigh and Naomi Heath. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, February 13, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. in the Family Room of Vista Verde Mortuary, Sara Rd. at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho with Rev. Martha A. Frederick officiating. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary Rio Rancho, New Mexico (505) 892-9920
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HERRERA -- JUAN The family of Mr. Juan Herrera Sr. would like to thank all their relatives and friends for their kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement; for the beautiful floral tributes and a special thank you to Monsignor Leo Lucero, San Jose de Los Duranes Mission, presider of the Mass, to Deacon Maurice Menke, to Mrs. Eileen Montoya for reciting the Rosary, to the United States Navy for the Military Honors and to the pallbearers. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW
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HINOJOS -- Johnathan J. Hinojos, the family would like to express their appreciation to everyone for their presence and kindness during the loss of our loved one. Very special thanks to Pastor Calvin McLead, Clara Ortega, and Issaac Varela for the beautiful service, singing and slide collage. Thanks to Dr. Reginald Lord, Ira Cooper, Mr. Dennis Drucker for their respect and understanding to Johnathan; to his Aunt P.J. and Uncle Richard Ruble and his grandparents Rafaelita and Joe Candelaria; and to his Uncle Albert for teaching him how to work on cars. We love you Johnathan. Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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HOSEK -- Guadalupe O. Hosek June 10, 1958 to February 7, 2006 Arrangements in care of RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo NE (505) 764-9663
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HOSEK -- Guadalupe O. Hosek was born on June 10, 1958, to Sirenio Olivas and Frances Sanchez in Espanola, NM. She passed away on February 7, 2006. She is survived by her husband, Gregory Hosek; four daughters, Gloria Trujillo, Nicole Hosek, Laura Hosek, and Jacqueline Hosek; one son, Steven James Patrick Trujillo; two grandsons, Jacob and Matthew Trujillo. She is also survived by her mother; two sisters; six brothers; and many other family members and friends. She graduated from Espanola High School in 1976 and attended New Mexico Highlands University. A Mass celebrating Guadalupe's life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 14, 2006, at Santuario de San Martin, 8321 Camino San Martin SW, Albuquerque, NM.
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JARVIS -- Joan Mary Jarvis, 86, a resident of Rio Rancho since 1980, passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2006. Joan was born April 2, 1919 the daughter of Reuben and Mary Savage Gowers in London, England. She was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and the St. Thomas Aquinas Altar and Rosary Society. Joan researched and wrote a book outlining her family's history. She was preceded in death by one son, Michael. Joan is survived by her husband, DeAlton R. Jarvis of the family home; two sons, Stephen Jarvis and wife Deborah of Reno, NV, and David Jarvis and wife Freer of Atlanta, GA; grandson, Christopher Jarvis and wife Melissa of Albuquerque, Step grandson, Vince; and great grandchild, Sean Jarvis. Visitation will be held today, Sunday, February 12, 2006 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with the Rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary, Sara Rd. at Meadowlark Ln, Rio Rancho. The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on Monday, February 13, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Interment will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM. Arrangements by: Vista Verde Mortuary Rio Rancho, New Mexico 892-9920
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JELSO -- Dr. Damian J. Jelso (December 5, 1939 - February 14, 2005). So hard to believe a year has passed since you left us. How deeply you are missed by those whose lives you touched. Loved Ones are encouraged to visit http://damian-drj-jelso.memory-of.com a site created in his honor to offer condolence, pay tribute, light a candle, and see snapshots from his life. A Memorial Mass will be said at Our Lady of the Annunciation Catholic Church on Tuesday, February 14, 2006, 8:30 a.m. and also at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, Saturday, February 25, 5 p.m. All are welcome.
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LASKY -- FRANK The family of Mr. Frank P. Lasky would like to thank all their relatives and friends for their kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement; for the beautiful floral tributes and a special thank you to Father John Tourangeau, St. Anne Catholic Church, presider of the Mass, to Deacon Tibo Chavez con-celebrant of the Mass and for reciting the Rosary, to the United States Navy for the Military Honors and to the pallbearers. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW
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LONG -- Terry H. Long, 68 years of age and a resident of Albuquerque since 1985, passed away Friday, February 3, 2006. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Janice Long; five children, Bradley Long of Decatur, AL, Lori Melich of Tucson, AZ, Johnny Long of Taos, Deborah Long of Taos, and Robert Long of Albuquerque; and four grandchildren, Brittney and Kadie Long of Decatur, AL and Dustin and David Melich of Tucson, AZ. He is survived as well by his brother, Gilbert Long of Canada; and two sisters, Diane Long of Tucson, AZ and Sharon Long of Laramie, WY. Terry was born in Boulder, CO and grew up in Laramie, WY. He was a gifted musician and by age 17 director of a 20-piece dance band, "Terry Long and the Dreamers." A resident of Gallup, NM for 17 years, he was assistant state supervisor for Beneficial Finance and owner of Gallup and Grants Music Stores. Always active in the community and continuing his love of music, he implemented both the elementary music program and band programs for special needs children in Gallup, and directed the Zuni and Navajo Nation Bands. Terry was an entrepreneur, businessman, and owner of several corporations, including JLT Enterprises with his wife, Janice. He was a volunteer for SCORE the Service Corps of Retired Executives. For the last year he was a consultant at Real Turf in Albuquerque. Terry was a veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served in the Naval Air Force. Later he served in the Naval Reserves. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a Knights Templar and a Shriner, and was an active volunteer in his church. Terry had a great zest for life and he will be remembered by many friends and family. A life Celebration/Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2006 at The First Church of Religious Science, 3320 San Pedro Drive NE, in Albuquerque. 505-881-4311
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LOVATO -- Dora A. Lovato, 72, passed away suddenly February 9, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Maximo Lovato; and her daughters, Della Baca and Nancy Garcia. She is survived by her daughters, Margaret Anaya, husband, Abel, Rosemary Garcia, partner, Joe, Geraldine Aragon, husband, Matthew, and Michelle Farmer. She is also survived by her sons, Pete Garcia, wife, Lorraine, John Garcia, and Ronnie Garcia, wife, Maria. She is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Rosary will be held at San Jose de Duranes Church, 2110 Los Luceros Rd. NW, at 7:00 p.m. Monday, February 13, 2006. Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 14, 2006 followed by burial at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Arrangements by: Direct Funeral Services 2919 4th St NW Albuquerque, NM 87107 (505)343-8008
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LUCERO -- Rudolph (Rudy) E. Lucero, age 61, beloved and devoted husband, father, and grandfather, was called home by our Lord and Savior, Friday, February 10, 2006, while surrounded by his loving family. Rudy was a resident of Alameda and member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Virginia Lucero; and a grandson, Gabriel Martinez. Rudy is survived by his wife of 42 years, Adela Lucero of the family home; his children, Julian, Peggy, Edward and wife Lillie, Alexandria Lopez and husband Yusvanni; ten precious grandchildren; brother, Richard Lucero; and many other beloved family members and friends. Rudy will be greatly missed by his loving family. Visitations will be Sunday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church; where a rosary will be recited at 4:00 p.m. today. Funeral services will be conducted Monday morning at 9:00 a.m. also at the church. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Yusvanni Lopez, Ivan Lopez, Francisco Lopez, Luis Lopez, Patrick Valencia, and Gerald Martinez. Honorary bearers will be Rudy's grandsons, Jimmy-Lee and Isaiah Lucero. Funeral services are entrusted to: Alameda Mortuary 9420 4th Street NW 898-3160
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MARQUEZ -- Joseph B. Marquez was born February 10, 1981. He passed away Thursday, February 9, 2006. Joseph was the Head Coach of the Menaul High School Football and Track Teams. He is survived by his wife, Andrea Marquez; sons, Jordan and Joseph Marquez; his mother, Rosa Marquez; his dad and grandma, Joe and Margaret Marquez; sister, Anna Maldonado; aunt, Carolyn Marquez; uncles, Ben Marquez and Gary Marquez; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends who loved and will miss him. Services will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, 562 Atrisco SW. with a Rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 2006. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 16, 2006. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ben Marquez, Gary Marquez, JT Tomlinson, Antonio Torres, John Valdez, Johnny Lee Torres, and Domonic Bechtold. Honorary pallbearers will be Benny Marquez, Paul Marquez, Tim Tafoya and Keith Cass. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW, Abq. 505-343-8008
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MARTINEZ -- Adelaido S. Martinez was born in Alcalde, NM on May 18, 1931. He graduated from McCurdy High School. Adelaido served in the Navy during the Korean Conflict, upon completion of his tour of duty he returned to Santa Fe and began what resulted in a 30 year career with the State Penitentiary. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Nora Martinez; brother, Floyd Martinez; sister, Gaby Villarea; and brother-in-law, Patlorraine Villareal. He is survived by his son, Ray Martinez and companion, Laura of Albuquerque; daughter, Cindy Jaramillo and husband, Dan of Santa Fe; grandchildren: Jessica Garrett, Brian, Amanda, Matthew Martinez, and Kenneth Jaramillo; brother, Joe Martinez, and wife, Concha of San Jose CA; sisters: Dora Martinez of Santa Fe, Olivia Gallegos of Alcalde; brothers-in-law: Lorenzo Lucero of Santa Fe, Phil Chavez of Rio Rancho, Mark Chavez and wife, Lydia of Rio Rancho; sisters-in-law: Maclovia Esquibel and husband, Herk of Rio Rancho, Grace Martinez of Alcalde, Edith Vigil and husband, Alfred of Rio Rancho; special friend, Martha Vigil of Chimayo, NM. Special Thanks to Shirley and Rosie from Gentiva Health Care, Lois, Maria, and Christina from Best Way Home Health Care. Mr. Martinez was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Community, member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 2811, Fraternal Order of Police, American Legion and the VFW. He loved music, visiting with friends, the Espanola "Valley", and going back to visit his home town of Alcalde. Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2006 at 4:30 p.m. at Berardinelli Family Chapel with a Christian Service to follow at 6:00 p.m. A Rosary will be recited on Sunday, February 12, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. at St. John Baptist Pastoral Center. The Mass will be celebrated on Monday, February 13 at 9:00 a.m. at St. John Baptist Pastoral Center with interment to follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers: Brian Martinez, Amanda Martinez, Matthew Martinez, Joseph Martinez, Lloyd Vigil, and Peter Gallegos. Honorary Pallbearers: Godsons: Kenneth Jaramilo, Manuel Lucero, and Phillip Vigil. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, 1399 Luisa Street, Santa Fe, NM 87505 984-8600.
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MARTINEZ -- ALEJANDRO The family of Mr. Alejandro P. Martinez would like to thank all their relatives and friends for their kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement; for the beautiful floral tributes and a special thank you to Deacon Manuel Montoya for officiating the Prayer Service and to the staff and doctors at the V.A. Medical Center for their kindness and care, to the United States Navy for the Military Honors and to the pallbearers. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW
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MIKE -- Phillip Mike, 63, died at home Wednesday, February 8, 2006 of complications due to a stroke. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer; his beloved children, Tony, Sean, and Shannon; his daughter-in-law, Jocelyn; his siblings, William, Robert, and Charlene; his sister-in-law, Nancy and brother-in-law, Tony; his nieces, Cathlene, Indeia, and Lauren; his nephews, Steven and Joshua, and a large number of extended family, friends and co-workers. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, February 11, 2006. Please call Aspen Funeral Home at (505) 323-9000 for more information. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to Hospice of the Sandias, 101 Hospital Loop NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109 or to Covenant House at www.covenanthouse.org.
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MONTOYA -- Soriada D. Montoya, age 91, passed away at home, surrounded by her family, Thursday, February 9, 2006. She was born in Wagon Mound, NM, lived in Las Vegas and resided in Bernalillo for the past 12 years. Soriada was preceded in death by her husband, Juan R. Montoya, and she is survived by her daughters, Agnes Montoya, Lucia Gutierrez and husband, Estevan; grandchildren, Rita Gutierrez and boyfriend, Andy Rodriguez, Elisa Vargas and husband, Martin and Estevan Gutierrez Jr.; sister, Genevieve Gonzales; other family members and friends who loved and will miss her. Services will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Bernalillo, NM, with a Rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 12, 2006. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 13, 2006. Burial will follow at Our Lady of Sorrows Cemetery. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW, ABQ. 505-343-8008
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NORMANN -- John A. Normann, 85, an Albuquerque resident since 1949, died Saturday, February 4, 2006. John is survived by his brother and his wife, Carl and Ruth Normann; nieces, Carol Satran and Sonja Weaver; nephews, Richard Nordin and Peter Normann; and special neighbors, Donna, Mark and Jeremy Esquibel. His parents, Jacob and Amelia and his sister and her husband, Mary and Walter Nordin predeceased him. A WWII Army veteran, John's working years included service at Sandia Base in the water department and for the Santa Fe Railroad. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will follow this spring. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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PETURA -- Vivian Spruill Petura, 90, died Thursday February 9, 2006 in Rio Rancho. Vivian was born July 26, 1915 in Washington, NC the ninth child of Louis Henry and Lucy Whichard Spruill. She graduated from Washington High School in 1933 after which she worked for General Electric for several years in New Jersey and New York before meeting her future husband and life partner of 64 years. She married Frank Ensign "Pete" Petura August 7, 1937 in New York, NY. Over the next 40 years, the couple lived in several places including New York, Washington, D.C., Cali and Barranquilla, Columbia, and Toronto, Ontario in connection with Pete's career with G.E. Mrs. Petura was an accomplished painter and avid genealogist, and in her younger years enjoyed car racing, participating in numerous road rallies. Upon retirement in 1976, Vivian and Pete settled in Rio Rancho, NM, where they became active in their new community and enjoyed traveling around America's National Parks in their R.V. "Esmerelda." Vivian was a charter member of Chapter BD of the Philanthropic Education Organization (P.E.O.) of Rio Rancho and deeply enjoyed being a part of such a dynamic organization. She was a Past Regent of the Charles Dibrell Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. She was active in the New Mexico Republican Party and in the Republican National Committee. She was a state president of the New Mexico Federation of Republican Women and an active member of the San Bern Chapter. She served as a delegate to the National Republican Convention and on the Platform Committee in Houston, Texas. She enjoyed her involvement in The Westerners and in the Sandoval County Historical Society. She was preceded in death by her husband and ten siblings and is survived by three sisters-in-law, numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 18 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Vista Verde Memorial Park in Rio Rancho with the Reverend David Schreffler officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Presbyterian Hospice, Chapter BD P.E.O., Storehouse West, the Alzheimer's Association of New Mexico, Rio Rancho Presbyterian Church, the American Cancer Society, the America Heart Association, or a charity of choice. Arrangements by Vista Verde Memorial Park, 505-892-9920
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PLATERO -- Derrick Charles Platero February 11, 1987 to February 2, 2006 The family of Derrick Charles Platero would like to thank their many family members and friends for their support at this difficult time. Arrangements entrusted to: RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo NE (505) 764-9663
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POSANSKI -- Robert J. Posanski, born October 6, 1919, died Friday, February 10, 2006, at a local nursing home. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years on February 15th, Caroline Posanski of the family home; daughter, Kathleen R. Dilorenzo and husband Charles of Albuquerque, NM; son, Robert J. Posanski, Jr. and wife Rebecca, of Albuquerque, NM; grandchildren, Annette Dilorenzo-Thayer and husband Murray, David Dilorenzo and wife Kimberly, and Kimberly Posanski all of Albuquerque, NM; great-grandchildren, Madison and Thomas Dilorenzo both of Albuquerque, NM; also surviving is a brother Joseph Posanski and wife Eleanore, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Robert was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. After serving in the United States Army Aircore in Albuquerque as a medical nurse, he returned to Milwaukee and started his first bakery business, Carol's Bakery. He later became Commander of the Disabled American Veterans for two consecutive years. He was also active in the Amateur Radio Club in Wisconsin. Robert and Carol were avid bowlers in both Wisconsin and Sun City, AZ. They retired from Carol's Bakery in Albuquerque after 24 years, providing fantastic doughnuts and bread. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Rosary will be recited on Tuesday, February 14, 2006, at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at Gate of Heaven Mausoleum Chapel. Entombment will follow. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Wyoming Chapel, on Monday, February 13, 2006, from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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ROBERT -- George Robert, 86, Professor Emeritus of Piano at the University of New Mexico, passed away in Albuquerque on February 7, 2006. He was born in Vienna, Austria, where he studied and performed with eminent music luminaries of the early twentieth century. After emigrating to the United States in 1938, he became a member of the distinguished First Piano Quartet, which performed throughout the United States. He also collaborated in concerts with many of the world's finest musicians in his capacity as soloist and chamber musician. Numerous students of his have gone on to successful musical careers. For over thirty years, as a member of the Seraphin Trio, George Robert enchanted audiences with his supreme artistry. His colleagues appreciated his musicianship, modesty, kindness and generosity of spirit. George is survived by his wife of 61 years, Elaine Robert; their daughter, Peggy (Carl) Widhalm; and grandsons, Jason, Brandon, and Ryan Clark of Denver, CO; brother-in-law, Fred (Lane) Todrys of New York; and countless friends and admirers who will miss him immensely. Cremation has taken place; there will be no service. Memorial donations may be made to a charitable organization of choice.
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ROWE -- William Wallace Rowe, born in Sterling, NE on September 11, 1922, passed away at home on Friday, February 10, 2006. He was a loving husband, devoted father, grandfather and friend. William is survived by his wife of almost 66 years, Ortha M. Rowe; daughters, Charlene S. Jaramillo and husband, Ray, Paula J. Woods, all of Albuquerque and Wanda S. Horn and husband, Terry of Oregon; niece, Connie D. Finley and husband, Charles of Nebraska; nephew, John C. Rowe of Albuquerque; grandchildren, William R. Jaramillo and wife, Kris, Ramon L. Jaramillo, Andrea M. Jaramillo Powell and husband, Kirk, Ryan A. Jaramillo, Kimberly J. Rubidoux, Timothy J. Rubidoux and wife, Erica, Courtney P. Bradley and husband, Glen, and Jayme A. Swalby and husband, Michael; 13 great-grandchildren and sisters, Doris Baker and Irene Rowe. He was a highly decorated WWII veteran with the Army Air Corps in which he flew over 35 missions. William retired from Sandia National Labs where he worked as an electrical engineer. He was a licensed amateur radio operator with the US Army Military Affiliated Radio Systems for 45 years. He was also a mason and was a member of the Sandia Mountain Lodge #72. William will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Memorial Services will be held Wednesday, 11:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 3150 Carlisle NE, Suite 35, 87110. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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SAIS -- ANTONIO The family of Baby Antonio Reyes Sais would like to thank all their relatives and friends for their kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement; for the beautiful floral tributes and a special thank you to Father Rick Zerwas, San Clemente Catholic Church, presider of the Mass, to Deacon Bob Burkhard, to Deacon Jim Snell for reciting the Rosary and to the pallbearers. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW
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SALAZAR -- CARMEN S. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all relatives and friends who were so kind and supportive during this difficult time. Special thanks are extended to Fr. Virgil Furfaro of Our Lady of Sorrows Church; the Casket bearers; to those who sent floral tributes, cards, and food. Your kindness will always be gratefully remembered. Funeral Services were entrusted to: Alameda Mortuary 9420 4th Street NW 898-3160
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SHAW -- Franklin Prague Shaw Jr. Born August 7, 1920 Died February 11, 2003 Pop, you were: loving, kind, persistent, curious, reflective, a scholar, a soldier, and a statesman. You sat on a front row seat to history. Most of all, I miss your voice. You were my hero. Your loving daughter, Sandy
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SOTO -- Enrique (Rick) Soto, 43, passed away on December 16, 2005. Rick leaves behind sons Michael, Kristopher and Jonathan; and Debbie, mother of his children; his mother Dora Soto; sisters, Helen (Michael) Ginsberg and Diana; his brother Nick (Tara) Soto; and numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., February 18 at Calvary Chapel on Osuna.
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SWEATT -- Mary Merrell Sweatt, 92, a resident of Rio Rancho, passed away January 31, 2006. Merrell is a former resident of Roswell, moving to the Albuquerque area in 1986. She retired as a school teacher in the 1960s. She also taught music and was an accomplished violinist. She had fond memories of playing with the Dallas Symphony as well as at the Dallas Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in their Ice Room. Merrell enjoyed caring for her grandchildren and her great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Von Sweatt in 1987. She is survived by her daughters: Mary Strause and husband, Dennis and Elizabeth Jones; grandchildren: Eric, Jason, and Michelle Langdon, all from Rio Rancho; and her cousin, Ann Merrell of Boerne, TX. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program: 3315 Louisiana Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. A Memorial Service will take place on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Sunrise Funeral Options 2400 Southern Blvd. Rio Rancho, NM 505-891-9192
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VOGT -- Gethen Jane Vogt, 79, died February 4, 2006 in the presence of her loving family in Albuquerque, NM. She was born September 30, 1926 in Reading, PA to Robert and Ada Dunkelberger. She grew up loving sports, being very athletic herself, especially in tennis. After college, she met and married John Vogt Jr., also of Reading, PA. They were married July 11, 1947, and had three sons; John III, Andy, and Peter. The family moved to Denver in 1959 where they lived for 41 years. Eventually, Getty and John moved to Albuquerque to be close to family. She enjoyed most being involved with her children and grandchildren, and enjoyed life to the fullest even though she became wheelchair-bound later in life. She is survived by her devoted husband, John; sister, Nancy Kyle; and her three sons, John III and his wife, Patty, of Austin, TX, Andy and his wife, Janet, of Albuquerque, and Peter and his wife, Allie of Coeur d'Alene, ID; and ten grandchildren; and one great-grandson. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sandia Civitan Club, for the purpose of building wheelchair ramps. Please send donations to Robert W. Whitson, 912 Valencia NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108-1754.
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WHITE -- Philomena Beloved Mother and "Grammie," Philomena S. White, 83, of Albuquerque, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2006. She is survived by her sons, Frank Sarro and wife, Clorinda of Los Lunas; Audie White, and wife, Lisa of Albuquerque; daughter, Michele Briody and husband, Tom of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Ryan White, Victoria White, and Samantha Briody; sisters, Grace Greco of Middletown, CT; and Sarah D'Amato of Middletown, CT. She was born June 19, 1922, in Portland, CT, and has resided in Albuquerque since 1984. She was the wife of the late Raymond R. White, who preceded her in death in 2003. A Rosary will be recited Monday, February 13, at 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary Wyoming Chapel. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, February 14, at 10:00 a.m., at Church of the Risen Savior; 7701 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary Sunday, February 12, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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ZAMORA -- Jennie Zamora, 78, a lifelong resident of New Mexico, died Thursday February 9, 2006. She is survived by her son, Nash Zamora and wife, Nancy; brother, Clyde Marquez; sister, Lucy Marquez, all of Albuquerque; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ignacio Zamora; sister, Josie Baca; and brother, Paul Marquez. Mrs. Zamora loved the Lord and all of her family, including her many pets. She always put others first. Cremation has taken place and private services will be held at a later date. Mrs. Zamora will be greatly missed by all. Should friends desire, donations may be made to the Animal Humane Association, 615 Virginia SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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