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ARAGON -- Jesse Aragon, 83, a resident of Albuquerque since 1988, passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2007. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Mary 'Lou' Aragon; three daughters, Andrea Calderon, Denise and husband, Michael Gray, and Lauren Krone; six grandchildren, Eli, Jonathan, Matthew, Shannon, Michael, and Mark; his special 4-legged friend, Weebles; and four brothers and two sisters. Jesse served his country with the Corp of Engineers throughout many European countries in WWII. Following his Army duty, he graduated Cum Laude from USC with a Chemical Engineering Degree. He spent his entire successful career of 39 years with Los Alamos National Laboratory. While at Los Alamos, he accomplished an advanced degree with the Anderson School of Management. During his tenure at the National Lab, he was successful in accomplishing his many passions, especially with Safety and Health for all employees, safety for surrounding communities, and our national security. While not working, Jesse had a great passion for deep sea and fresh water fishing. He lead a humble life as a true gentleman and will be greatly missed by his many friends and relatives. He was always a devoted and beloved husband and father. Those closest to him will always remember his wit and charm, the special glint in his eyes and his wonderful smile. He cared for everyone and all. A visitation will be held on Sunday, November 4, 2007 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. A Graveside Service will be held on Monday, November 5, 2007, at 2:00 p.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the charity of your choice. The family would like to extend their appreciation to Hospice De La Luz and J.C. Senior Care for their care and compassion. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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BAZAN -- Isauro Bazan, age 91, of Albuquerque, died Monday, October 29, 2007, at Presbyterian Kaseman Hospice after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Helen Selner Bazan of Albuquerque, his daughter, Louise Persson of San Jose, CA; his son, Arthur Bazan of Albuquerque; two grandchildren, Celeste Bazan of Los Angeles, CA and Jon Persson of San Jose, CA; and his sisters, Luz Kalaczik of Albuquerque and Rose Marie Crowe of Australia. Mr. Bazan was preceded in death by his son, Dennis and two brothers, Joaquin and Herbert, both of Albuquerque. He was born in Santa Rosa, NM, the son of the late Joaquin A. and Guadalupe Gallegos Bazan, and graduated from St. Mary's High School in Albuquerque. Mr. Bazan was a World War II Army veteran of the conflict in North Africa and Italy. His career was dedicated to the federal civil service. He served as U.S. Deputy Marshal for 18 years, until he retired in 1976. Mr. Bazan was a skilled translator of works of poetry, fiction and non-fiction in Spanish and Italian. He provided interpretation in court proceedings in both Italy and in U.S. Federal courts. A Memorial Rosary will be recited Tuesday, November 6, 2007, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, November 7, 2007, 10:00 a.m., at Risen Savior Catholic Community, 7701 Wyoming Blvd. NE, with Monsignor Richard Olona and Monsignor Joaquin Bazan, con celebrants. Monsignor Joaquin Bazan is a nephew of Mr. Bazan's. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel on Tuesday, November 6, 2007, 5:00 p.m. until the Rosary. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400 www.frenchmortuary.com
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BEVEZ -- Kathleen W. Bevez, 83, passed away November 2, 2007, in Albuquerque, NM. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87103 (505) 821-0010 www.danielsfuneral.com
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CAVIS -- Lucille Helen Cavis, sadly passed away Wednesday, 6:12 a.m., the morning of October 31, 2007. The little girl from Pasamonte. Born February 5, 1930, married her blue eyed cowboy named Allan Winn Cavis from Liberal, KS. Together they settled in Albuquerque in 1954 where they raised their soon to be magnificent seven, Stanley Alfred, Robert Leonard, Buckley Allan, Leslie Lloyd, Wesley Zane, Gerald Anthony, and James Rodger. Lucille is also survived by her daughters-in-law, Ruby, Diane, Jan, Mary, Rebecca, Melinda, Linda, Tipuwan, Jody, and Karen; grandchildren, Scott, Teddy, Brandon, Alexa, Laura, Todd, Nick, Zachery, Jessup, Isle, Katy, Tamara, Tony, Justin and Jared. Lucille was also raising her great-great-granddaughter, Kanani Rachel Cavis. She is also survived by her sisters, Maryanne Bullard and Margaret Sanchez; brother, Joe Martinez; and best friend, Tinky Lopez. Lucille was preceded in death by her sister, Rafelita Velasquez; and brother, Frank Martinez. Lucille epitomized the Cavis family, she was the back bone of strength, determination, hard work, justice, compassion, and attitude. She was known, loved and respected by all who knew her. All of the angels in Heaven are weeping. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, November 5, 2007, 11:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. Interment will be held on Tuesday, 11:00 a.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel on Sunday, November 4, 2007, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lukemia and Lymphoma Society, 3411 Candelaria Rd. NE, Suite-M, 87107. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400 www.frenchmortuary.com
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COGDILL -- Julia Clara "Julie" Cogdill, age 77, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Friday, November 2, 2007. Julie was born in Springer on January 8, 1930 to the late Livinis and Clara (Ferfes) De Smet. She was a graduate of Springer High School. She eloped with the love of her life, Hershel Cogdill to Santa Rosa, NM on January 13, 1947. Julie owned and operated a successful tanning salon and clothing boutique in Albuquerque, known as Tan Around. She then retired to work at her passion, quilting, for which she had a true gift. She will be remembered as a loving wife, caring mother and grandmother, and a wonderful friend to all. She was a jewel to those who were closest to her and who knew her well. Her personality and sense of humor will be missed. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Hershel; one son, Greg and wife, Kelli Cogdill; three daughters, Donna and husband, Benny Smith, Kari and husband, Bob Hardesty, and Shelley Cogdill; and special family members, John Smith and wife, Janet and their daughter, Sierra; four grandchildren, Lexie and husband, Jason Graham, Cooper Cogdill, Chelsea Hardesty, and Tori Cogdill; two great-grandchildren, Hailey and Hannah Graham; one sister, Martha Van Zandt and husband, E.L.; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, November 6, 2007, 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel. Interment will be held Wednesday, November 7, 2007, 1:00 p.m., at Springer Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to Hospice of New Mexico, 4015 Carlisle NE, Suite E, Albuquerque, NM 87107. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500 www.frenchmortuary.com
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COVARRUBIAS -- Margaret Ann Vallejos Covarrubias A rosary is scheduled for 7:00 p.m., Sunday, November 4, 2007 at the Ballard Chapel for Margaret Ann Vallejos Covarrubias, 24, of Roswell who passed away Thursday, November 01, 2007 at Roswell Regional Hospital. A funeral mass is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Monday, November 5, 2007 at St. Johns Catholic Church. Fr. Juan Montoya O.F.M will officiate and burial will follow at South Park Cemetery. Margaret was born on April 17, 1983 in Roswell to Jhonny Martinez and Elizabeth N. Vallejos. Her mother survives her. Margaret married Mariano Covarrubias on January 14, 2003 in Roswell, NM. He survives her at the family home. Margaret is also survived by her sons: Mathew Vallejos and Nick Vallejos both of Roswell; her daughter Alicia Covarrubias of Roswell; her mother in law: Irene Dominguez; her brother Anthoney Kirby of Burleson, TX; her sister: Patricia Vallejos of Roswell and Shara McMahan; sister in laws: Corine Cardona and Laurie Cardona; her brother in laws: Walt Cardona and Tuno Covarrubias; her grandfather: Felix Vallejos of Roswell; her uncles: Leroy Vallejos, Albert Vallejos, Teddy Vallejos and Eddy Vallejos; her aunts: Henrietta, Marina and Amanda; as well as her nieces: Anisa Sosa, Rosemary Sosa, Angel Raye Vallejos, Shay Kirby; and her nephews Tommy Ray and Adrian. She is preceded in death by her father, Jhonny Martinez, her sister, Lorina Vallejos and her grandmother, Felicita Vallejos. Margaret was a life long resident of Roswell. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Lorenzo Barela, Mario Gamba, Gabriel Garcia, Tommy Bustamante Jr. Javier Gaytan, Jesus Lujan and Andre Lujan Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com
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DAVIS -- Donald Clarence Davis, 73, of Albuquerque, NM, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, November 1, 2007 at his home in Albuquerque, NM. Donald was born May 26, 1934 in Moriarty, NM to Clarence and Ruth (Scarbough) Davis. Donald married Velda Chubb in Albuquerque, NM on February 19, 1960. He was preceded in death by parents; Donald was a member of Del Norte Baptist Church, and avid tennis player, and loved computers. Donald is survived by his wife, Velda Davis; sons, Ron Davis; Dennis Davis and wife, Sarah; daughter, Donna Carol Romero and husband, Lorenzo; brothers, Walter Davis and wife, Frances; Ronald (Tooter) Davis and wife, Shirley; sister, Shirley Maldonado and husband, Bob as well as six grandchildren. A Viewing will be held Sunday, November 4, 2007 at Harris-Hanlon Mortuary Chapel in Moriarty, NM from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held Monday, November 5, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at Del Norte Baptist Church located at 5800 Montgomery NE, Albuquerque, NM; Dr. Robert Myers will be officiating. Interment will follow at the Mountain View Cemetery in Moriarty, NM. Pallbearers are Steve Collins, Scott Davis, Tyler Davis, Ronald (Tooter) Davis, Walter Davis, and Bob Maldonado. Honorary Pallbearer will be Harry Davis. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the Benevolence Fund of Del Norte Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Harris-Hanlon Mortuary (505) 832-6130 "Our Family Serving Your Family" www.Harris-HanlonMortuary.com
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DEMARCUS -- James O. DeMarcus, 66, a resident of Albuquerque passed away on November 1, 2007 and is now in Heaven with our Lord. James is the beloved husband of Mary DeMarcus, married for 42 years. James is also survived by one son, James R. DeMarcus; two daughters, Lisa Ann Pope and husband, Don, Vanessa Lucero and husband, Albert; seven grandchildren, Jessica and husband, Dominic, Andrew, Shane, John David, Brandee, Zachary and Enjoly; four great-grandchildren, Antonio, Dominic, Andrea and Delecia; two sisters, Shirley Tucci and husband, John, Elenor Berlin and husband, Gilbert; three brothers, Sam DeMarcus and wife, Betty, Donald DeMarcus and wife, Erlene and WIlliam DeMarcus; his mother in law, Ruby Martinez; two sisters in law, Judy Molina and husband, Leroy, Veronica Montoya and husband, Casper; one brother in law, Daniel Martinez; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. James was a member of the Catholic Church, a Veteran of the United States Marine Corp and the United States Army serving in the Vietnam Era. James retired from T.V.I. as Director of the A.C.H.R. Program and past President of New Mexico V.I.C.A. Visitation for James will be Monday from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church, 1400 Arenal SW with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. by Veronica Montoya and Luis Molina. Final visitation will be Tuesday morning from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. by Father Bijoy Francis. Interment will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. with Military Honors by the United States Army. Pallbearers will be Andrew DeMarcus, Shane Boyce, Manuel P. Montoya, Don Pope, Leroy Molina and Kevin DeMarcus. Honorary pallbearer will be John David Lynch. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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DEMONTMOLLIN -- James Mellon deMontmollin, 87, passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2007. He lost his lovely wife, Nina and their first daughter, Kathy just three months before. He truly missed them. He is survived by his tree remaining daughters, Linda McCowen and husband, David, Merrie Blue and husband, David and Michele Salazar and husband, John; his brother, Richard and wife, Elizabeth; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Jim was born Palatka, FL, to Harry and Virginia deMontmollin on November 10, 1919. He was from a large family with seven children. Jim had a lifelong love of the water as he grew up along the St. Johns River and the Atlantic Ocean. His family enabled him to attend Georgia School of Technology graduating in 1942 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. While working as a co-operative student, Jim was employed by Alabama Power Co. and the Magnolia Petroleum Co. in Louisiana. He met Nina May Snead at a Georgia Tech party in May 1942. So captivated by her, he proposed in November and they were married on January 5, 1943. Upon graduation, he became a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army, serving in the Signal Corps in Saipan and Okinawa. Later he was called back as a reservist during the Koran War, but was sent to Germany. He brought his wife and two eldest daughters there for eight months were he and Nina began a lifelong enjoyment of traveling to many places around the world. In 1952, the family moved to Albuquerque where his other daughters were born. Jim began his career with Sandia Labs as an electrical engineer. He worked on the tracking systems for thermonuclear weapons. Jim's career eventually evolved into Nuclear Safeguards and the peaceful use of atomic energy. He was a recipient of the Distinguished Member of Technical Staff Award, and retired in 1986; he continued as a respected reviewer and consultant in his field. His talent for technical writing is reflected in the many now-unclassified papers he wrote, all of which will be donated to the National Atomic Museum. Jim loved music, especially polkas, dancing with his wife, skiing, hiking with his dogs, traveling with Nina, and discussing politics and the issues of the day. He designed and helped to build a beautiful, alpine-style house on the edge of Albuquerque, where he and Nina enjoyed the city lights. In 1965, Jim and Nina bought and renovated an historic house in Crested Butte, CO, a perfect place to ski with friends in the winter and to relax in the summer. He was very proud of the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren. But most of all, Jim loved his wife of 64 years and their very fulfilling life together. Contributions in Jim's memory may be made to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Southern Poverty Law Center, 400 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104, Doctors Without Borders, P.O. Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 27141-5030 or The National Atomic Museum, Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, NM. A Celebration of his life will be held Monday, November 5, 2007, 2:30 p.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel. A reception will follow at the Edelweiss AM Rio Grande German American Club, 4821 Menaul Blvd. NE. French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 505.275.3500 www.frenchmortuary.com
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DENHAM -- Nina G. Denham (Andreasen) died at Anna Kaseman Hospital in Albuquerque, NM on October 20, 2007, following a courageous battle against cancer. She was born in Los Angeles, CA, March 19, 1932 to Virginia Mountjoy and William Denham. She was a long time resident of Coolidge, NM. Nina graduated from Gallup High School, in May of 1950 as Salutatorian of her class. She was a retired accountant/ bookkeeper who worked in the retail industry for many years. Nina was an accomplished pianist, and loved classical music as well as other venues. She would often compose her own arrangements of popular songs and music. She also loved to sing and would often do so while playing. The piano and her music were 2 of her greatest joys in life. Nina also had a great love for animals. Nina was also a homemaker for many years and is survived by a son, Jeff Leahy of Farmington, NM; daughters, Melanie Leahy of Farmington, NM and Linda Leahy of Rio Rancho, NM; two granddaughters, Amanda Vigil and family and Kim Christopherson and family, both of Farmington, NM; a grandson, Justin Caswell and family of Aztec, NM; three great-grandsons; and one great-granddaughter. Nina was preceded in death by sons, Vernon and Kelly; mother, Virginia; sister, LaNita. Her ashes will be spread over the ocean in Los Angeles as she requested. Nina, her music, and her intelligence will be missed dearly.
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DUNFORD -- MERCEDES M. The family of Mrs. Mercedes M. Dunford would like to thank all of their relatives and friends for the kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement; for the beautiful floral tributes; and a special thank you to Father Virgil, Holy Ghost Catholic Church, presider of the Mass and to the staff and doctors at Singing Arrow Manor. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW
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DURRIE -- Jerome F. Durrie, 89, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2007. He is survived by his sister-in-law, Louise Durrie of Raymore, MO and his two nephews, Patrick Durrie of St. Joseph, MO and Keith Durrie of Olathe, KS. Never married, Jerry was preceded in death by his two brothers, Father Robert Durrie and Thomas Durrie. Jerry was born on March 25, 1918 in Saratoga, WY to the late Frederick and Dorothy Durrie (Robidoux). He grew up in Montana and Colorado, eventually attending the Colorado School of Mines in the study of engineering. Ineligible for military service due to a childhood injury, Jerry never the less served his country as an employee of Sandia National Laboratory assisting in the design for government defense initiative. Jerry was employed for over 35 years at Sandia Labs retiring in 1988 at the age of 70. Jerry was a modern day renaissance man, with widely varying interests. He became fluent in the Spanish language attending classes at the senior center, and was also a talented artist. Jerry was an avid sportsman and a lifelong supporter of the National Rifle Association. He also enjoyed going to flea markets. He was a member of Our Lady of Annunciation Parish for a number of years. Jerry was a kind soul and quietly assisted others in need. He was a lively conversationalist and always had a story to tell. He enjoyed meeting for breakfast and lunch with other Sandia retirees. Jerry will be thoroughly missed by his family and many friends. A Rosary will be recited on Sunday November 4, 2007 at 4:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Chapel. A Mass of Christian of Burial will be celebrated on Monday November 5, 2007 at 8:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Annunciation Catholic Church, Claremont and Vermont Streets. Interment will take place at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Friends and family may visit French Mortuary Lomas Chapel one hour prior to Service time. French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 505.275.3500 www.frenchmortuary.com
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GARCIA -- Margie Rose Garcia. Born January 14, 1946 passed away October 27, 2007. She was preceded in death by both parents; a brother; and a sister. She is survived by her husband: John Garcia; daughter: Crystal Elerby and husband, Carl; and her two beloved grandchildren: Olivia and Julian. Additional survivors include one brother, nieces, and nephews. A Life Celebration Celebration will be held Monday, November 5, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. in the Reflection of Life Chapel (Washington and Cutler NE). Arrangements under the direction of the Salazar family of REFLECTIONS Funerals & Life Celebrations 2400 Washington St. NE 884-5777 www.Reflectionoflife.com
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GILMORE -- Hazel Mae Gilmore went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 1, 2007. She was born on November 2, 1925, on a rural farm outside Ft. Scott, KS. Hazel is survived by daughters, Gerry Sass and husband, Richard of Cloudcroft, NM, Gayle Huelsmann and boyfriend, Dale Causey of Albuquerque, Gwen Crissman and husband, Kim of Albuquerque and Ginger Gilmore of Edgewood, NM; grandson, Eric Huelsmann of Tucson, AZ; sister, Eva Watson; brother, Gene King and wife, Ann, all of Wichita, KS; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Nathan Gilmore; granddaughter, Rebecca Gayle Fellers; brother, Harold King; two sisters, Annabelle Murray and Nerine Dwyer; and her parents, Claude and Mabel King. Hazel cherished her family and loved people. She was a successful realtor for Gwen Thomas Real Estate in Artesia, NM. She also worked in sales in the Linen Dept. of American Furniture in Albuquerque for 13 years and retired from there in 1991. Hazel made many new friends in the last years of her life and the family wishes to thank the many caretakers who loved and cared for her. Services will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2007, 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400 www.frenchmortuary.com
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HAAG -- Roger R. Haag Sr., 57, a resident of Belen, New Mexico passed away on November 1, 2007 and is now in Heaven with our Lord. Roger is the beloved father to Pearl Haag, Caroline Davis, Rebecca Chavez and husband, Samuel, Ralphlita Salazar and husband, Thomas, Roger R. Haag Jr.; Roger is also survived by his mother, Premia Haag; lifelong companion, Bobby Haag; one sister, Dolly Haag; five brothers, Lee Haag and wife, Kim, Tony Haag, Jerry Haag and wife, Kathy and Robin Haag and wife, Tickham and Darrell Haag; eleven grandchildren, one great grandchild on the way; his 2 beloved dogs, Peewee and Ginger; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Roger was a member of the Catholic Church. Visitation for Roger will be Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. by Gabriella Nieto. Final visitation will be Wednesday morning from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church, 1400 Arenal SW, with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. by Father Bijoy Francis. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Roger R. Haag Jr., Lee Haag, Tony Haag, Jerry Haag, Robin Haag and Darrell Haag. Honorary pallbearer will be Earl Ray Haag. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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HAYMAN -- William Sidney Hayman, 67, died October 29, 2007. Bill was born January 24, 1940 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. At four years old, he moved to Albuquerque when Highland Pharmacy was purchased by his father S.J. "Red" Hayman. Bill attended Bandelier Elementary, Wilson Junior High, and was a graduate from Highland High School Class of 1958. He attended New Mexico Military Institute Junior College along with Roger Staubach, a football star. After graduation from NMMI, he received a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Albuquerque. Bill joined the Army National Guard, and trained at Ft. Lee, Virginia, Cooks and Bakers School. Bill served with the 150th Squadron in Korea as a cook soon after the U.S.S. Pueblo incident. After returning from the service Bill started Highland Medical Supply, which had its beginning in the basement of Highland Pharmacy. His business grew rapidly and eventually took up the entire block of 300-320 Central Ave. SE. It was the largest Medical Supply in New Mexico when it was sold to American Home Patient in 1995. Bill hired many physically and mentally handicapped people who also became his friends. At its peak, Highland Medical Supply employed 77 people, many for 20 years or more. Janice Wright, his accounting manager, is still employed with Highland Pharmacy after 35 years. Bill's passion was to help disabled people. He became an expert in the fitting of special wheelchairs and other equipment needed by the disabled, especially children. He led in obtaining equipment for handicapped drivers. He was also the first in New Mexico to offer the newest technology in oxygen delivery systems He was a licensed massage therapist and trained as an ostomy technician. Bill formed the Association of Medical Supply Dealers and belonged to Rotary International, Highland Baptist Church, Albuquerque Country Club, The Albuquerque Press Club and the UNM Lobo Club. He was a 32 Degree Mason and was a member of the Shrine. In 1995, Bill retired from his business to enjoy his many outdoor activities, including hunting, fishing, mountain biking and canoeing, both at his mountain cabin near Chama and on international trips. He also was actively involved in investing. As a property owner in the Huning Highland area, he was instrumental in forming the Huning Highland Merchants Association and the East Downtown (EDO) development group. Bill was hands-on in the redevelopment and remodeling of the Highland Medical Supply property into rental spaces. He and his wife, Becky Krebs Hayman, attracted new services into the project including Academy Reprographics, Route 66 Dry Cleaners and the Standard Diner. Bill is survived by his wife, Becky Krebs Hayman; his mother, Dorothy Hayman; his sister, Sarah Hayman Stevenson; and brother-in-law, Dr. Jim Stevenson; his brother, Arthur Hayman and wife, Tammy; nieces, Jill Stevenson, Tiffany Wheeler, Virginia Hayman-Barber and husband, Geoff Barber, Elizabeth Hayman; nephews, Brad Stevenson and wife, Sarah, Trevor Stevenson; and many close friends. Bill was a modest, kind and wonderful man who was an inspiration to many and will be missed by all. A private Memorial Service for Bill's family members will be held this week. A celebration of Bill's life will be held Tuesday, November 6, 2007, 11:00 a.m., at Albuquerque County Club, 601 Laguna Boulevard, SW. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation, 4901 Lang Avenue, NE. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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HERRERA -- VIOLA ANNETTE NAPOLEONE The family of Mrs. Viola Annette Napoleone Herrera 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 Lambert Luna, presider of the Mass, to the Legion of Mary for reciting the Rosary, to Presbyterian Hospice for their kindness and care, and to the pallbearers. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW
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HOOD -- Loretta Hood, 85, a resident of Albuquerque, NM, passed away on October 29, 2007. Mrs. Hood was born on February 11, 1922 to Jesse and Nettie (Grimes) Wilson of Bowling Green, KY. She will be remembered for her love of bowling, sewing and her love of family and friends. She attended City Church of Albuquerque because of her love of the Lord. Mrs. Hood was preceded in death by her husband, Paul H. Hood. She is survived by her sons: Joe Darrell Hood, Larry Hood and his wife, Sharon, and her daughter, Paula Hughes; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Raleigh Wilson. Cremation has taken place and at Mrs. Hood's request, no services will be held. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the charity of your choice. Services entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 1100 Coal Ave. SE Albuquerque, NM 87106 www.danielsfuneral.com
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HORWHAT -- Irene T. "Tootsie" Horwhat, 90, of Pottsville, died Saturday night at her home. Born in Minersville, she was a daughter of the late George and Frances Bowman Sokola. She attended Minersville schools, and lived in Pottsville all of her adult life. She has been employed by the Wearever C., Deer Lake. She was a member of St. Patrick R.C. Church in Pottsville. Preceding her in death were her husband, Paul Horwhat, Sr. on November 13, 1987, a son, George, in 2006, a daughter, Susan Nolan in 2001, three brothres, Michael, Francis and George Sokola, a sister, Frances Conshue. Surviving are a son, Paul Jr., Chapel Hill, NC; two daughters, Rachel Scott, Albuquerque, NM and Arlene Sokola, Rio Rancho; seven grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may call at Dutcavich Funeral Home, Minersville on Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. and at St. Patrick Church on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Remembrances in the form of donations to St. Patrick Church Memorial Fund are preferred. Interment will be in Ss. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Branch Township.
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LINDSEY -- Victor B. Lindsey, 84, passed away September 13, 2007, after an extended convalescence in Long Beach, CA. He was preceded in death by his son, Curtis. He is survived by his sons, Stuart and Jason; and his daughters, Sara and Kathleen; former wife, Catherine; as well as his eight grandchildren, Stephanie, Brinan, Jack, Sam, Demery, Eva, Ella, and Lucas. A 30-year resident of Albuquerque, he worked locally in radio (KGGM) under the name Ben Callahan and newspaper for the Albuquerque Journal (59-61). He also worked in radio and newspaper in Ft. Scott and Pittsburgh, KS. After leaving radio and newspaper he worked in Washington, D.C. for the Department of Labor, in Albuquerque for the Council of Governments and the National Alliance of Businessmen, in Los Alamos for the Zia Company, and in Santa Fe for the Health and Human Services Department for the State of New Mexico, where he retired after 20 years. After leaving Albuquerque, he resided in Carson City and Reno, NV, before settling in Long Beach, CA, where he spent his remaining 10 years. Though he had not been of resident of Albuquerque for some time, he still considered it home and is where he wished to be interred near his son, Curtis. A Wake was held at the home of his son, Jason, on October 13, 2007 with the surviving family members. Interment will take place at a later date at Fairview Memorial Park.
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LOPEZ -- Rudy N. Lopez, 51, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on November 1, 2007, and is now in Heaven with our Lord. Rudy is the beloved father to Angelo Lopez; loving son to Chris and Lilly Lopez; Rudy is also survived by a brother, George F. Lopez; sisters, Diane Rivera and husband, Tomas, Carla Baca and husband, Chris; his girlfriend, Clara Torrez; nieces and nephews, Georgie Lopez, Christopher Baca, Tommy Rivera, Crystal Baca, Kristy Lopez, and Amanda Rivera; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Rudy was a member of the Catholic Church. Visitation for Rudy will be Monday morning from 10:30 am until 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 5415 Fortuna NW, with a Rosary to be recited at 11:00 a.m. by Marlene Perez and Rita Last. Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. by Father Gene Gries. Interment will follow at San Jose de Armijo Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Angelo Lopez, George Lopez, Tomas Rivera, Chris Baca, Art Gutierrez and Art (Hillbilly) Glynn. Honorary pallbearers will be Christopher Baca and Tommy Rivera. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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LORD -- John H. Lord Jr. died on October 15, 2007, at his home in Albuquerque, NM after a long illness. He was born in Shreveport, LA on October 9, 1923, the son of John and Ruby Lord. He was preceded in death by his wife Imogene Boutwell Lord of Albuquerque, NM. He is survived by his son, Ronald Michael Lord and his wife, Barbara Sue Lord, of Colorado Springs, CO; his daughter, Pamela Gale Hannah, of Albuquerque, NM; four grandchildren: Michael Benjamin Lord and his wife, Devona Lord-Garcia of Chicago, IL; Penny Suszane Lord of Albuquerque; Jennifer Marie Lord of Albuquerque, and Jordan Hannah of Albuquerque; and two great-grandchildren: Alicia and Isaac Placentia of Albuquerque. After Pearl Harbor, he worked in a munitions factory until he enlisted in the Army Air Corps. Trained as an aircraft engine mechanic, he was a part of 6th Wave that landed on the Normandy beaches on D-Day. During the allied advance into France, he was promoted to Sergeant and made the Crew-Chief of a P-47 Thunderbolt "Jug". After the war, he returned to his home in Bossier City, LA where he worked in the natural gas industry and received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana Institute of Technology. He entered the US Air Force in 1953 and served as a developmental engineer. He retired from active duty on January 31, 1975 with 28 years of service to his country. A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, November 9, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. Santa Fe National Cemetery. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400 www.frenchmortuary.com
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LOVATO -- ALFRED A. SR. As we reflect on this day, four years ago, little did we know our lives would be changed forever. As the days and years go by our family comes together in peace and is united as one! We all love you and miss you dearly, Tata. There is not one day that passes that we look back to all life's lessons you experienced and knowledge that you shared to nurture all of us so life would be a little easier. For today, tomorrow, and always may our thoughts, love, and prayers be with you. We know you are with us! Love, The Lovato Family
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LUCERO -- Loretta J. Lucero July 30, 1959 - November 9, 2006 You are the most courageous person I will ever know. The battle you fought while here on earth was a deadly one. It hurt me so much to see you go, but it hurt me more to see you in pain on your last days. Our Heavenly Father knew what he was doing when he asked you to go home and sit next to Him on his Throne, while he places the final jewel on your crown. While the Almighty placed the jewel of Defeat on your crown, you were shedding your last tears knowing you would be gone but never forgotten by those who truly loved you then, now and always. I love and miss you, Felicia and Family
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MAREZ -- Carmen Marez was born in Zuni, NM, June 17, 1937. She passed away at her home Thursday, November 1, 2007. Carmen is survived by her daughters, Betty Zamora and husband, Michael, Dommy Gallegos, Crystal Lovato, Kathy and Sandy, Cindy and Mary; sons, Thomas Gutierrez, Alex Gutierrez and wife, Theresa, Pete Jr. and wife, Erlinda; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Helen Molina and husband, Vidal, Aggie Miller and husband, Jerry; two brothers, Ralph Gutierrez and wife, Nora, Juan Gutierrez; other family members and friends who loved and will miss her. All of the visitation and Services will be held at the Family Home, 1816 Val Tierra Ct. SW. A Rosary will be recited on Sunday, November 4, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, November 5, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. Burial will follow at San Jose de Armijo Cemetery off Coors and Arenal SW. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW, ABQ. 505-343-8008
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MARKO -- Milan Marko was gathered home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 2, 2007, at the age of 89. He is survived by his wife Kathryn of Albuquerque: four daughters, Lori Clark of Stanton, CA, Carol Reich of Albuquerque; Kathy Elliot of Chesapeake, VA, Lea Gerken of Bosque Farms; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great grandchildren; a brother and sister of Chicago, IL; and brother Ed Marko of Arkansas. He was born August 21, 1918, in Chicago, IL and also was raised in Iowa as a boy. He enjoyed playing horseshoes and playing Hawaiian steel guitar. He was in retail management for several years then retired from Sears in electronic repairs. He was a veteran of the Army Air Corps. Services will be held Wednesday, November 7, 2007, at 11:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel. Interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. Friends may visit French Mortuary Tuesday, November 6, 2007 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 505.275.3500 www.frenchmortuary.com
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MAYER -- Norman E. Mayer January 14, 1926 - November 05,1997 Joan P. Mayer March 30, 1928 - August 16, 2004 OUR DECADE We have arrived at this place We wonder sometimes how we have Done it all with such grace. Our decade has been one of growth And much challenge For your soul knows, We are without both. Our hearts continue your love We know the peace you two share In Heaven above. Dad and Mom We love and always miss you. Your loving family November 5, 2007
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MCFEETERS -- Harold Stuart McFeeters, 90, a resident of Rio Rancho for the past 30 years, passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2007. Harold was born December 13, 1916, the son of Francis Alan and Mae Harper McFeeters in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He had been a conductor with the New York City Transit Authority before he retired. He had been a member of the Knights of Columbus, V.F.W., and the American Legion. Harold is survived by his wife, Sophie McFeeters; children, Denis McFeeters of Spokane, WA, and Sandra Barela and husband, Paul of Rio Rancho, NM; seven grandchildren, David McFeeters, Danielle McFeeters, Derek Gladstone, Theresa Gladstone, Danika Barela Thomas, Dominic Barela, and Samantha Barela; and nine great-grandchildren, and nephew, Eugene Harper of New York City, NY. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services, Sara Rd. at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho. Arrangements entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Rd. Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124 892-9920
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MILES -- Aileen Rae Lackey Miles, 79, a longtime resident of Albuquerque, went home to be with our Lord on Friday, November 2, 2007. She is survived by her husband of 57 years Melvin "Pete" Miles; children, Patti Jo Ryland and husband, Ken, Sheryl Kaye Doty and husband, Rick, Richard Ray Miles and wife, Mollie; six grandchildren, Sarah Sue Green, Daniel Ryland, Kenton Miles, Bridget Miles, Eric Munden and Megan Doty; two great-grandchildren; and brother, Charles Lackey. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters; and three brothers. A Celebration of Aileen's life will be on Tuesday November 6, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel. A private interment will take place at a later date at Grand View Cemetery in Montrose, CO. French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 505.275.3500 www.frenchmortuary.com
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MOYNA -- Peter Daniel Moyna, 39, passed away, Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at his home. He was born February 23, 1968 at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, a son of William A. and Bernice B. Moyna. He is survived by his parents of Rio Rancho; six brothers and two sisters; Mike, John, Timothy, Jeffrey, Kevin, Kathleen, Colleen, and Willie. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, November 7, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church 1502 Sara Rd. SE, Rio Rancho, NM. The Holy Rosary will be recited Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW, where friends may attend a visitation one hour prior to the rosary. Interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery. French Mortuary, Inc. 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300 www.frenchmortuary.com
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MYERS -- Harold L. Myers passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2007. He had been a resident of Albuquerque for 61 years. He was born January 2, 1928 in Joplin, MO to Lloyd and Mary Myers. He is survived by Lois, his wife of 53 years; daughter, Cindy Myers of Albuquerque; and son, Patrick Myers and wife, Sandi of Tampa, FL; four grandchildren, Julianna and Jessica Myers of Albuquerque, and Kaitlin and Michael Myers of Tampa, FL. He was preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey Myers; his mother and father; and his sister, Marlene Knopp. Harold worked at Sandia National Labs for 38 years. He retired in 1990. Harold loved traveling, RVing, the Lobos, and cruising. He threw messages in bottles in the ocean while cruising and received replies from Paris, Canada, Colorado, the Philippines, and Indonesia. A gathering of family and close friends is being planned. A Memorial in Missouri will take place at a later date.
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PESHLAKAI -- Clifford (Cliff) Peshlakai, age 48, beloved husband, father, son, and brother, was called home by the Lord, Saturday, October 27, 2007. Funeral Services will be conducted Monday at 10:00 a.m. at the Torreon Mission in Torreon, NM. Internment will follow at the Torreon Mission Cemetery. Funeral Services are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Alameda Mortuary 9420 Fourth Street NW 898-3160 www.danielsfuneral.com
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POHL -- William T. Pohl went home to be with the Lord on October 31, 2007. Visitations for William will be held on Sunday, November 4, 2007 between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary to follow at 7:00 p.m. at Daniels Family Funeral Services-Garcia Mortuary. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, November 5, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Anne's Catholic Church with interment to follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Funeral Services are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222
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ROMERO -- Felix G. Romero passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2007 in Albuquerque at the age of 87. Mr. Romero is preceded in death by his parents, Manuel and Delphinia Romero; his wife Tommie; brother, Simon Romero; sister, Pauline Apodaca; and brother, Nick Romero. He is survived by his daughter, Juanita Gonzalez and husband, Charlie; grandchildren, Danny Olivas, Robert Cote, and James Gonzalez; great-grandchildren, Nicole, Jaden, Christopher, Robert X. and James Jr.,; and one great great-grandson, Aidan. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Lucy Romero, Ida Perea, Gilly Romero, Theresa Garcia and Christine Boyd; and numerous nieces and nephews. A Rosary for Mr. Romero will be recited on Sunday evening, November 4, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Rosary Church. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, November 5, 2007 also at Holy Rosary Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Our Lady of Belen Memorial Gardens. Daddy, Papito, Grandpa, our hall of famer; it was our privilege and honor to have known this man for as long as we did. Our dad was a baker for more than 40 years and drove a taxi part time. He loved the Casino, enjoyed taking trips to Laughlin and Las Vegas Nevada well as spending time with friends and family. Papito, we are going to miss you. Pallbearers will be Danny Olivas, Robert Cote, James Gonzalez, Anthony Romero, Charlie Gonzalez and Teddy Perea. Honorary Pallbearer will be Robert X. Cote. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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RUIZ -- Pete Ruiz, 75, went to be with the Lord on Monday, October 29, 2007. The family would like to thank all of their relatives and friends who attended the Rosary and Funeral Services. They would also like to express their gratitude for all the love, care and compassion that has been shown to them. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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SAAVEDRA -- Juanito In loving Memory JUANITO S. SAAVEDRA BORN: November 4, 1922 DIED: November 19, 2000 HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD THINKING OF YOU TODAY Just taking a precious moment to keep in touch and let you know You are missed so much and that We love you with all of our hearts. We Wish you could be here with us DAD. Our peace is that you are above With our beautiful mother. You are Both in heaven. God Bless You. Love: Gloria, Bobbie, Juanito Jr., Elsa, Michael and Dennis Your Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren
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SAGE-ALLISON -- George. "Rusty" when he was a boy, was born in October and died in October with many years in between. No services.
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SANDOVAL -- Maria Benita. 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. John Boland of Immaculate Conception Church in Cuba, NM; the Pallbearers; and to those who sent floral tributes, cards and food. Your kindness will always be gratefully remembered. Funeral Services were entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Alameda Mortuary 9420 Fourth Street NW (505) 898-3160 www.danielsfuneral.com
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SATO -- Louis E. Sato, 85, a longtime resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2007. Louis was born January 3, 1922 the son of Ben and Tiofila Chavez Sato in Belen, NM. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army. Louis was the owner and operator of BEBCO for 40 years here in Albuquerque. Louis and Jinnie enjoyed serving as hosts for the dances held at the Highland Senior Center for many years. He was a former member of Asbury United Methodist Church and Highland Assembly of God. Louis is survived by his wife of 55 years, Virginia (Jinnie) Sato of Albuquerque; three children, Dawn and Bill Williams of Albuquerque, Ginger and Donald Mitchell of Albuquerque, and Andrew Sato of Reno, NV; three grandchildren, Jennifer Grubbs of Albuquerque, Kayla Bailey of Pensacola, FL, and Jamy Cantrell of Rio Rancho, NM; and three great-grandchildren, Mary Vinyard, Justice Grubbs, and Jonah Grubbs, all of Albuquerque, NM. A Celebration of Louis' life will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2007 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the family home, 5807 Aspen Avenue, NE, Albuquerque. Arrangements are being entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Rd. Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124 892-9920
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SHROBA -- Thomas G. Shroba, Sr., "Pop" was promoted to be face to face with the Lord on October 25, 2007. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Muriel June, who is now reunited with him. Those who will miss him so much are his son, Tom, Jr. and wife, Cindy; his daughter, Nancy Lee; his grandchildren, Jimmy, Tom III, Laura, Janelle, Jenny; and five great-grandchildren, Averie, Abigail, Amara, Zachary, and Corey. He was one of 17 children, the oldest son, and worked hard at a young age to help support the family. His main occupation was in the management at General Motors in Linden, NJ for almost 40 years. God has wiped away all his tears and there's no more death nor crying nor pain, the first things have passed away. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, November 10, 2007, at 11:00 a.m., at Alameda Bible Church, 220 El Pueblo Rd. NW, Albuquerque. Arrangements are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 2400 Southern Blvd. SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124 505-891-9192 www.danielsfuneral.com
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SIMON -- Paul Peter Simon, 84, longtime resident of Albuquerque and Rio Rancho passed away September 3, 2007 at the VA Hospital. Paul was born January 8, 1923 in Montgomery, AL. He served in the Army Air Corp in WWII. He was an avid golfer at Paradise Hills Country Club. He is survived by his daughter, Bonnie Thiem; grandkids, Rich Thiem and Nikki Dean; three great-grandsons; Doris Simon, Elsie Simon.
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SPURRIER -- Naomi W. Spurrier, 91, journeyed on to her next adventure on October 31, 2007. Born on a farm in Ashland County, OH in 1916, Naomi moved to Santa Fe with husband, Richard R. Spurrier in 1946. She volunteered with St. Vincent's Hospital Auxiliary and helped found the Girls Club of Santa Fe. As a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church for over 30 years, Naomi served as Treasurer, sand in the church choir, and contributed to the success of many other activities. She moved to Albuquerque in 1999. Throughout her life, Naomi gave selflessly of her time, energy, material possessions, and personal strengths to her family, church and community. Trained as a bookkeeper, she worked in that capacity in Wooster, OH and several southwestern cities before and during Capt. Spurrier's service overseas in WWII. Anyone who crossed the threshold of a home Naomi made was welcomed into a serene, warmly decorated haven nourished by her good cooking and conversation, brightened by the flowers she loved to grow. She is survived by one sister, Virginia M. Gerstenslager of Wooster; her daughters, Sarah W. Spurrier of Albuquerque and Sophie W. Spurrier of Los Angeles, CA; two grandsons, Uriel and Jay Utter of Bozeman, MT: and many nieces and nephews throughout the country.
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TACHIAS -- Chris C. Tachias, age 31, passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2007. He was always willing help anyone in need and brought laughter to many. Chris is survived by his father, Arnold Tachias; his mother, Angie Lee and husband Dirk; one brother, Frank Tachias; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who loved him and will miss him dearly. Services will be held at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 5415 Fortuna Rd. NW. A Rosary will be recited on Monday, November 5, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. Private family burial will take place at a later date. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW, ABQ. 505-343-8008
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TELCK -- Joe J. Telck, 85, a resident of Albuquerque since 1954, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, November 1, 2007. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Margaret; daughter, Jeannene Marie Telck; son, Frederick Joseph Telck, both of Albuquerque; and granddaughter, Nichole Joy Telck of Chicago, IL. Joe was preceded in death by his first wife, Louise A. Telck; and son, Robert Warren Telck, of Seattle, WA. He was born in Scammon, KS, June 1, 1922. His family moved to Aguilar, CO. in 1923, where his father worked in the coal mines. Joe proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945. He was in the 546th AAA Battalion and in 4 major campaigns, Normandy, Northern France, Germany and Central Europe. After the war, he worked for the Santa Fe Railroad and retired after 36 years of service. He was a loving father and husband, a good neighbor, and will be greatly missed. Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2007, 11:00 a.m., at Eastern Hills Baptist Church, 3100 Morris NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel on Monday, November 5, 2007, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400 www.frenchmortuary.com
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TORRENS -- JOHN KLOPP Prominent Albuquerque psychiatrist John K. Torrens, MD, 87, died peacefully October 30, 2007 after a short intense fight with cancer. A native of Minneapolis, the only child of James Torrens and Nancy Klopp Torrens, Dr. Torrens was born on February 8, 1920. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Minnesota and served a residency at West Suburban Hospital, Oak Park, Illinois. In early 1945, while serving as a psychiatrist with the US Army, he met a young Army nurse, Marie Hansen; they married July 21, 1947 after John left active duty and Marie returned from duty in occupied Japan. The couple moved to Galveston where John took a three year residency in psychiatry at the University of Texas Medical School. From there, they spent four years in Chicago where Dr. Torrens was a candidate at the Institute for Psychoanalysis. Their move to Albuquerque in 1954 was permanent; Dr. Torrens established a practice with the late Warren Brown, MD, and John and Marie became active community leaders while raising a daughter and son. Dr. Torrens closed his practice in 1990; but in his years of active practice he was influential in many professional organizations and also in the founding of the Department of Psychiatry at the UNM School of Medicine. He was involved for over two decades as a clinical professor at UNM and taught an annual seminar on forensic psychiatry. In 1972, John was the first president and "founding father" of the New Mexico Psychiatric Association. He was also a past president of the Bernalillo County Medical Society, a past president of the Inter-Mountain Psychiatric Association, served as a consultant to the Albuquerque Veterans Hospital, was a member of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, and a board certified forensic psychiatrist. He received the AAPL Award for his service to the Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. John loved his family, his country, his profession, music, baseball, golf and bridge. An accomplished pianist, Dr. Torrens was the volunteer "between service" organist at Central United Methodist Church from 1954 to 1980. He attended every Albuquerque Dukes game until the franchise was sold, played golf with his friends at Four Hills Country Club-- where he was a Life Member-and played bridge with his Monday night foursome from 1959 until just weeks before his death. In addition to his wife of 60 years, he is survived by their two children Julia (Julie) Torrens, Oneonta, NY and James (Jimmy) Torrens, Delta, Colorado. Cremation has taken place; a Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, November 4, 2007 3:00 in the afternoon in the Chapel of Central United Methodist Church, 1615 Copper Avenue NE, Albuquerque. In lieu of flowers, should friends wish, contributions in John's memory may be sent to the Albuquerque Garden Center, 10120 Lomas Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, 87122 or the Animal Humane Association of New Mexico, 615 Virginia SE, Albuquerque, 87108 or to a charity of your choice.
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TRUJILLO -- Marcelino Marcelino Trujillo/Dad & Grandpa Thirty Seven Years You've Been Gone Wonderful Memories Linger On Your Love and Caring Ways Cant' Be Repaid Time Has Eased Our Pain We Know We'll See You Again Our Love, Laura, Michael and John
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VELASCO -- Rudolph Octavio Velasco went to be with the Lord on November 2, 2007. He was born in Tucson, Arizona on October 24, 1921. Rudy was preceded in death by his infant son William; his mother and father Julia and Jose'; brother Carlos; and, in 2004, his beloved wife of 56 years Callie Louise Maass. He is survived by seven children; eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild: Gloria from Albuquerque and daughter Melodie and husband Rob Stenger and son Oliver from Portland OR, and daughter Leah from Boston, MA; Melanie and husband Skip Alexander from Red Wing MN, and children Emily from San Diego CA, Callie from St. Thomas Island and Ian from Madison, WI; Jim and wife Katherine and son Daniel of, CO; Diane and husband Mark Harty and daughter Julia of Albuquerque; John and wife Barbara and children Sean Higgins and wife Autumn, Jessie and Sarah of Rio Rancho; Lisa and husband Bill Spurgeon and Robert of Rio Rancho; and Robert Velasco of Angel Fire, NM. He is also survived by his dear sister Rogee Byers and family of Mission Viejo, CA. Our beloved father, "Nino" and brother passed serenely at home attended by his loving family. He was also attended by his devoted caregivers Shonnell Smith and Gloria Mata. Rudy attended the University of Arizona, where he earned a degree in Electrical Engineering. He transferred to the University of California at Berkeley where his expertise in vacuum tubes aided the research in isotope separation. He was later drafted into the US Army and was assigned to the Y12 Calutron Development at Oak Ridge National Laboratory based on his research at UC Berkeley. While at Oak Ridge he was assigned to the elite Special Engineering Detachment and soon thereafter was relocated to Los Alamos, NM. It was in Los Alamos where he met his future wife, Callie, a chemist with the laboratory. Rudy worked with leading scientists and directors of the day and often reminisced of many unique and wonderful experiences. He enjoyed hunting, horseback riding, and socializing with his wife and many friends in those early days of Los Alamos. Rudy and Callie made their home in this mountain community, becoming involved in the activities of their children, church and community. He and his growing family enjoyed wonderful times together skiing, camping and fishing in the mountains and rivers of the area. Rudy returned to school while raising five children and with the loving support of Callie earned a graduate degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of New Mexico. Rudy had a career-long commitment to the Zia Company, where he retired as Utilities Chief, and was later a staff member with Los Alamos National Laboratories. Excerpts of his life are included in the book "They Changed the World", by A.J. Melnick. A rosary will be held on Friday, November 9, 2007 at 6:30 p.m. at French Mortuary Westside Chapel. A funeral mass in celebration of Rudy's life will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 3700 Canyon Rd., Los Alamos, NM with Father John Carney officiating. A private interment at Guaje Pines Cemetery, and a fellowship meal at the Parish Hall will follow the ceremony. Pallbearers are: Jim Velasco, John Velasco, Robert Velasco, Skip Alexander, Mark Harty, and William Spurgeon. Honorary Pallbearers are Robert Spurgeon, and Sean Higgins. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 10501 Montgomery NE, Ste 300, Albuquerque, NM 87111. Attn: Lorraine West, or 1-800-227-2345, or through the website www.cancer.org French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd NW (505) 897-0300 www.frenchmortuary.com
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WALTER -- Marinell K. Walter, 85, (yet she always remained 29 at heart), passed away at her home in Rio Rancho, New Mexico on Monday, October 29, 2007. She is reunited in body, heart, and soul with her loving husband, Robert L. Walter. She is preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Helene Kenninger and her sisters, Honoria Jackett and Jean Kenninger. She is survived by her brother, Allen Kenninger. She will be greatly missed by her children, Sandy and Larry Baughn of Fayetteville, TN, Pat and Jim Mitchell of Quemado, NM, and Peg and John Hohmann of Mesa, AZ; eleven grandchildren, Scott Baughn, Dee Dee Gagnon, Angela Flanders, Samantha Lalik, Tony Buaghn, Stephanie Baughn, Tiffany Irving, Brett Davis, Casey Davis, Kyle Davis, and Shannon Snipes; and sixteen adorable great grandchildren. She was an inspiration to all that knew her and remains a wonderful role model. A memorial service and celebration of life will be held for both Marinell and Bob Walter on February 29, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the Daniels Family Funeral Services Chapel at Vista Verde Memorial Park in Rio Rancho. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Marinell Walter to the University of New Mexico Cancer Research and Treatment Center, 1 University of New Mexico, 900 Camino de Salud NE, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001. Arrangements entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Rd. Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124 (505) 892-9920
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WELBY -- Daniel Lane Welby, 44, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Ind. on Oct. 29, 2007. He was born in Albuquerque,N.M. on Oct. 15, 1963, the youngest child of Thomas and Dorothy (Lane) Welby. Daniel leaves behind many people who loved him, his mother, Dorothy Welby-Lewis of Montrose, Co., two sisters, Jane(Darwin)Despain of Montrose, Co., Maryellen (Shawn) Mitschelen; and his brothers John (Vikki) Welby, James (Michelle) Welby all of Albuquerque, NM. Daniel is also survived by 2 step-brothers, Thomas Lewis and Delbert (Red) Lewis; and step-sister Lenee Pitts; many nieces, nephews and friends who will miss him. Daniel was proceeded in death by his beloved father, Thomas A. Welby; his brother Joseph L. Welby; and step-father, Lt. Col. Delbert Lewis. Daniel was a loving and loved man, we will miss him dearly. Cremation has taken place, and there will be no services. The family requests in lieu of flowers that a donation be made to any humane or dog rescue society.
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WOOD -- Marcia Lee White Wood, loving wife and mother, died Friday, October 26, 2006 at The Cottages of Albuquerque from complications associated with Alzheimer's. Marcia was born in Baytown, Texas and graduated from Baylor University with a degree in Elementary Education. It was in college that Marcia met her husband, Dr. Charles Wood. Marcia taught 1st grade while Charles finished Dental School in Dallas. The couple moved to Albuquerque in 1965 with their two children. Marcia was active in her church and community, serving as the Children's Supervisor for New Mexico and Arizona with Bible Study Fellowship for 11 years. She enjoyed sewing, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Marcia is survived by a son, Stephen Wood and his spouse, Ilaria of Atlanta; a daughter, Michelle Mouck and her spouse, Sam of Albuquerque, and their two children, Bobby and Adrienne. A private memorial service attended by the family will be held later this week. The family requests that remembrances be made as contributions to Bible Study Fellowship (bsfinternational.org) or the Alzheimer's Foundation (alzfdn.org) in her memory. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400 www.frenchmortuary.com
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