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ABLES -- Phyllis Neri Ables, 72, died peacefully at her home on August 16, 2006 after a lengthy and courageous battle with multiple diseases. Born on February 24, 1934, in Albuquerque, NM, she was the beloved youngest child of William and Anna (Schifani) Eggert. Her parents preceded her in death. Phyllis is survived by the four loves of her life, her children: Melodee Witt and husband, Phil, Carole Sullivan and husband, Danny, Daniel Sandlin and wife, Julie, and Shirley Sandlin; grandchildren, Kristopher Bero, Phillip Bero and wife, Maria, Kenny Bero, Sara Sullivan, and Ian and Eric Sandlin; great-granddaughter, ShayLynn Bero. She is also survived by her brothers, Father Francis X. Eggert and Pete Spehar; her sister, Shirley Villa and husband, Charles; niece, Carla Villa and husband, Mike Bickel; great-nephew and niece, Charley and Edie Bickel; uncle, Daniel Schifani of Santa Fe; numerous cousins and countless friends. Her engaging, charismatic personality and glamorous looks helped to create a resume, which included fashion, hospitality, food and beverage, and sales. During the 1960s in Las Vegas, NV, Phyllis modeled for designer boutiques and worked in exclusive hotels and casinos, including Caesar's Palace and the Sands. Here in Albuquerque, she was the office manager at the Albuquerque Business College, managed cash accounting for Cee Vee Concessions at the New Mexico State Fair and was the general manager of the High Noon Restaurant in Old Town. In 1988, Phyllis launched her very successful Mary Kay business, which she continued to work in until the very end of her life. The family would like to extend very special thanks to the doctors whose care and expertise made the last 12 years possible: Dr. Barbara McAneny and her entire staff at NMCC, Dr. Eric Carlson, Dr. Ronnie Garner, Dr. Donald Porter, Dr. T. Philip Jacob, Dr. Jane Schauer, and Dr. Damara Kaplan. She was a force of nature who changed the energy of every room she entered and our lives are forever changed by her leaving. She will be deeply missed and never forgotten. Rosary will be recited Friday, August 18, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 4020 Lomas Blvd. NE. Mass of the Resurrection to be celebrated Saturday, August 19, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the New Mexico Cancer Center, 4901 Lang Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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CHAVEZ -- ANDRES "ANDY" The family of Andres "Andy" Chavez would like to thank all the family and friends that attended his Services. We would like to thank everyone that sent food and flowers. A very special Thank You to Mr. Fidel Pacheco and Juan Vigil for reciting the Rosary. Thank you to Father Emerrick for comforting him in his final days. To the San Jose De Los Duranes Bereavement Society, the Choir for doing such a wonderful job. Joes Cleaners for doing his clothes. Finally thank you to Mr. Robert Rambes from Garcia Mortuary for being sympathetic and professional during our time of need. Funeral Services are in the care of: GARCIA MORTUARY 717 Stover Ave. SW 243-5222
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CHENOWETH -- Dwight Chenoweth, 81, of Albuquerque, passed away Friday, August 18, 2006. Funeral Services are entrusted to: Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87109
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CROCKETT -- JOE ANN KINKEAD Former Tucumcari and Albuquerque resident, Joe Ann Crockett, born December 24, 1931 in Tucumcari, NM, passed away August 14, 2006 in Winslow, AZ. Services will be held at Greer's Mortuary of Winslow on Friday, August 18, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. She is survived by her son, Douglas Young; and daughters, Nelda Shumway, Sue Ann Treder, and Ginger Hindman.
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DE LA O' -- Lawrence Gonzales De La O', age 80, recently of Malvern, AR and formerly of California, died Wednesday, August 16, 2006, at his residence. He was born on March 3, 1926, in Dona Ana, NM, to the late Raymundo and Francesca Gonzales De La O'. Reared and receiving his early education in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, NM, he went on to earn his Associate of Arts Degree from East Los Angeles College. He was a Federal/State Auditor for the county of Los Angeles and was a Korean War Army veteran. He had been a resident of Malvern for the past 18 months, where he was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Malvern. He is survived by his wife, Amelia De La O' of Malvern, to whom he was married on December 24, 1948; by a son, Marcos De La O' of New Jersey; by three daughters, Veronica and her husband, Ward Jenkins, of Kansas, Susan Taft and her husband, Richard, of Malvern, and Delia and her husband, Ralph Rubschlager, of Malvern; by brothers, Arthur and Benjamin De La O' of Albuquerque; by two sisters, Virginia Romero and Nora Rogers of California; a step-sister, Inez Foster; three grandchildren, Kathleen Taft Gatlin and her husband, Scott, and Zack and Caleb Jenkins; and a great-grandson, John Taft Gatlin. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ten o'clock in Saturday morning, August 19, 2006, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Malvern with Father Linus Ukomadu officiating. Interment will follow in Rockport Memorial Gardens Cemetery under the direction of J.A. Funk Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Richard Taft, Ralph Rubschlager, Marcos De La O', Scott Gatlin, Bill O'Keefe and Cary Young. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to San Secondo d'asti' Roman Catholic Church in Ontario, CA.
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FOERSTER -- Sandra Miller Foerster of Wilmington, DE, died on Sunday, July 9, 2006, at her home. She was born in Pitcairn, PA, October 15, 1939. She graduated from Highland High School in Albuquerque in 1957. She retired from AstraZeneca in 1993. Sandra was preceded in death by her father, Albert F. Miller of Albuquerque in 2004. She is survived by her son, Mark Foerster, daughter, Carole Trebich, and grandson of Pennsylvania; by her mother, Vivian Miller of Albuquerque; brother, Robert Miller of Carnuel, NM; sister, Carole Tidwell of Ontario, CA.
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GARCIA -- Lanny L. Garcia Sr., 58 years old, passed away on August 11, 2006. He was born in Albuquerque, NM and raised in the Martineztown area of ABQ. He was a son, brother, farther, uncle, nino and grandfather that served in the National Guard for 6 years. We would like to thank everyone for their help and prayers. A Service will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2006 10:00 a.m. at Promise Community Church, 3803 Atrisco NW, west of Coors and south of St. Josephs
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GARZA -- Manny S. Garza Jr., 40, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on August 16, 2006. Manny is the beloved husband to Jackie Garcia, married for 13 years. Manny is also survived by his sons, Raymond Torres and Manuel Paul Garza; his father, Manny Garza and companion, Ruth Griego; two brothers, Joe Garza and wife, Linda and Carl Smith; four sisters, Maggie Garza and husband, Tomas, Linda Smith, Hazel Harrelson and husband, John, Joann Espinoza and husband, Roy; his father and mother-in-law: David and Lora Otero; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Manny was preceded in death by his mother, Bertha Garza and a nephew, Angelo Garza. Manny was a member of the Catholic Church. Visitation will be Sunday afternoon from 2:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Santuario de San Martin Porres Catholic Church, 8301 Camino San Martin SW, with a Rosary to be recited at 3:00 p.m. by Gabriella Nieto. Final visitation will be Monday morning from 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at San Martin Church with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. by Father James Vance. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Roy Espinoza, Tomas Garza, Rudy Lucero, Daniel Otero, Mike Otero, and Manny Otero. Honorary pallbearers will be his sons, Raymond and Manuel. Arrangments by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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GONZALES -- MARY LOU (LOPEZ) In celebration of her life, a Memorial Service will be held today, August 19, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at Reflections Funerals and Life Celebrations at 2400 Washington, NE.
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HERRERA -- Bernardino Herrera, 49, passed away suddenly Wednesday, August 9, 2006. He was born August 11, 1956, in Albuquerque, NM. He graduated from Manzano High School in 1974. He retired from Sandia National Laboratories after 24 years of service. In 2000 he moved to Las Vegas, NV where he resided at the time of his passing. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Jane Herrera, and two sisters. He is survived by four sisters; two brothers; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. Bernardino leaves behind a loving family and numerous friends who will miss him greatly. Pallbearers will be Gene Sr., Nelson Jr., Ken, Michael, Nick Jr., and Jonathan. Honorary pallbearers will be Joey, Gene Jr., and Augustine. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 18, 2006 at Direct Services, 2919 4th Street NW. Funeral Services will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 19, 2006, at St. Bernadette Catholic Church with burial to follow at Holy Child Cemetery in Carnuel, NM. A reception will be held at the Moose Lodge, 2121 Edith NE. Arrangements by Direct Services, 2919 4th Street NW, 343-8008.
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HRNCIR -- Lt. Col. Stanley Godfrey Hrncir Jr., age 63, passed away unexpectedly the morning of August 16th, 2006. Stanley was born January 7, 1943 in Hillje, Texas. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from the University of Houston and a Master of Science Degree in Mathematics from Texas A&M. After graduating from A&M, Stanley worked at the Johnson Space Center before joining the Air Force. Some of his assignments during his 20 year military career included working in Shemya, AK, the Pentagon, and the Weapons Lab at Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque. At the time of his death Stanley was a Civil Service Space Systems Analyst for the Air Force and was proud to have been a part of the development and implementation of the first space based space surveillance system in the Air Force Space Command. Stanley was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley Godfrey and Alice Hrncir. He is survived by his wife Judith Ellen, his children Stanley III and his wife Shawn, John and his wife Janet, Karen and her boyfriend Daniel Ring, Curtis and his wife Jenneil, and Joseph, and his spirited 2 year old grandson, Stanley IV. He is also survived by his siblings: Daniel and wife Delores, Bernard, Tommy and wife Debbie, Stephen and wife Lucy, Julie Quinn and husband Chuck, Annette Tomas and husband Larry. In his own words, in a recent casual autobiography Stanley wrote that all his memories from the time his wife and he had been together were what he cherished the most. He was looking forward to the next forty to fifty years with his life's partner, Judy, and the five children they did such a wonderful job of raising together. He and Judy were looking forward to their 40th wedding anniversary later this month. He was very proud of his children and it showed on his face whenever he was surrounded by his family. Stanley was a loving husband and father, a brilliant scientist, and a spiritual man devoted to God and his family. He will be deeply missed and always lovingly and fondly remembered. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 pm on Friday, August 18th, 2006 and a Rosary service will begin at 7:00 p.m. at St Patrick Roman Catholic Church, 6455 Brook Park Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80918. A funeral mass will be held at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, August 19th, 2006 at 2:00 in the afternoon. A reception will immediately follow the funeral mass at the church. Stanley will be laid to rest at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Monday, August 21st, 2006..
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LOPEZ -- Andrās (Andrew) LĘpez August 23, 1933 - August 19, 2005 One Year Anniversary Our family chain is broken and nothing is the same, but as God calls us one by one, our chain will link again. Please join us for Andy's one year Memorial Mass on Saturday, September 2, 2006 at 4:00 p.m. at Nuestra Se§ora de Refugio Catholic Church, Puerto de Luna, NM. Your loving wife, Viola and daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Ray and Vivian and Tim and their families.
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LOPEZ -- Samuel G. Lopez, 68, a resident of Los Lunas, NM, passed away on August 15, 2006. Samuel is the beloved husband to Louisa (Lisa) Lopez, married for 29 years. Samuel is also survived by his loving children, Martha Rose Saiz and husband, Joe, Sammie Lee Lopez, Jacqueline Rose Kilby and husband Jeff, Samantha, and Connie; three sisters, Florence C de Baca and husband, Steve, Lillian Ortega, Frances Chavez and husband, Alfredo; four brothers, Juan Ramon Lopez, Bennie Gonzales and wife, Priscilla, Louie Cuevaz and wife, Betty, Joe Jaramillo and wife, Yolanda; 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; his mother-in-law, Martha Baker and husband, Lenward; brothers-in-law, Mario Lopez and wife, Yolanda, Joseph Lopez and wife, Sheryl; sister-in-law, Joanna Foss and husband, Paul; many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation for Samuel will be Saturday afternoon in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel from 3:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. with a Funeral Service to be held at 4:00 p.m. by Pastor Sam Saiz and Ray Jaramillo. Cremation will follow the Service. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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MENDOZA-GALVAN -- Olivia Cruz Mendoza-Galvan, age 57, a resident of Veguita, NM, passed away on August 17, 2006. She was a member of San Clemente Catholic Church. Olivia was a very loving, outgoing, wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend. She was very strong-willed and a courageous fighter. Olivia loved the outdoors, especially working in her garden. She was a wonderful cook and baker and loved to do crafts. She was known for her love of slushies and loved trying dozens of slushie flavors. The most important thing in her life was her loving family, especially her children and grandchildren, who brought her great joy. She always told her children how proud she was of them. Olivia loved her grandchildren and spending time with each and every one of them. After 21 years of fighting a long battle with Renal disease, she is now with the Lord and family members in the garden above. Olivia no longer suffers or has pain. She was preceded in death by her father, Isaac Mendoza; nephew, Jimmy Nanez; granddaughter, Marissa Rodriguez; brother, George Mendoza; nephews, Alferes Otero and Jerry Mendoza. Olivia is survived by her loving husband, Jose Galvan; daughter, Mary Ann Chavez and husband, Patrick; son, Joe Griego and wife, Sonia; daughter, Melissa Gutierrez and husband, Miguel; son, Eugene Griego and wife, Angel; daughter, Vanessa Galvan; grandchildren, Patricia Chavez-Garcia and husband, Cruz Garcia, Patrick Chavez, Jr., Abrianna Griego, Kassandra Griego, Makayla Griego, Joseph Griego, Isaac Rodriguez, Marcos Rodriguez, Leahanna Rodriguez, Jose Rodriguez, Gabby Gonzales, Sakou Gaye, Serenity Griego, Felicity Griego, Jose Manuel Galvan, Julian Cruz Galvan; her first great-grandbaby on the way; her mother, Marianna Mendoza; three sisters, Telesfora Silva, Josie Otero, and Loretta Fernandez and her husband, Estevan; three brothers, Guillermo "Memo" Gallegos and his wife, Liz, Gonzalo Mendoza and his wife, Priscilla, and Jerry Mendoza; and her very dear and close friend of 21 years, Emilia Ribera. She is also survived by her many loving nieces, nephews, and friends. A viewing will be held at Romero Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, August 19, 2006 from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m. followed by a Memorial Service from 2:30 to 3:00 p.m. Concluding services will be held at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church beginning with a viewing on Sunday, August 20, 2006 from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m. followed by a Rosary at 2:30 p.m. A final visitation will take place on Monday, August 21, 2006 from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. with a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Interment will take place at Los Lentes Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Patrick Chavez, Jr., Patrick Chavez, Miguel Gutierrez, Marcos Rodriguez, John Mendoza, Cruz Garcia, Isaac Rodriguez, and Manuel Mendoza. Honorary pallbearers will be Abrianna Griego, Leahanna Rodriguez. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen. Visit online register at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com
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ROMERO -- Elizabeth Francis Romero January 16, 1959 August 15, 2006 Services will be held at LDS Church, 5701 Haines NE, Albuquerque, Saturday, August 19, 2006 at 10 a.m. Reception to follow at the home of Jennifer Dixon. Survivors include Vern Abeita, husband; Shannon Choneska, Damien Choneska, Shelvin Atcitty, Donovan Abeita, Dominic Abeita; Mom, Mary Romero; and other relatives.
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TORRES -- JOSE D. Mr. Jose D. Torres, 85, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on August 15, 2006. Mr. Torres is survived by his beloved wife of fifty-eight years, Eufelia; his son, Gilbert Torres and wife, Janet; his daughter, Anna Updegraff; three grandchildren, Freddie Torres and wife, Melissa, Annette Fiedler and husband, Jeremy, and Joseph Torres and Edwina Lemus; seven great-grandchildren; seven sisters, Peggy, Mary, Gloria and husband, Ramon, Luciana, Nora, Antonia, and Elena; two brothers, Steve and wife, Tarcie and Bennie; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Mr. Torres was a member of the Catholic Church and a Veteran of the U.S. Army/Air Force serving during WWII. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Edwin Catholic Church, 2105 Barcelona S.W. on Tuesday, August 22, 2006 at 9:00 a.m., Father Bill Sanchez, presider. Interment will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery with Military Honors. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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VESETH -- RAYMOND Memorial Service for Raymond Veseth will be held on August 20, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. at Reflections, 2400 Washington NE. Reception will follow at the family home.
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WILDENSTEIN-KERR -- Gavin Randolph Wildenstein-Kerr August 19, 1994 - October 5, 1994 Happy Birthday baby boy. Today, as always, I am thinking special thoughts of you. I love you and miss you very much. This day will always be special because of you. Love Mommy.
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