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ARMENTA -- ANDRE D. IN LOVING MEMORY OF ANDRE D. ARMENTA MAY 16, 1970 - JANUARY 6, 1994 CALLED TO HEAVEN ON THE FEAST DAY OF BLESSED ANDRE BESSETTE IN ONE OF THE STARS I SHALL BE LIVING IN ONE OF THEM I SHALL BE LAUGHING AND SO IT WILL BE AS IF ALL THE STARS WERE LAUGHING WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE SKY TONIGHT THE LITTLE PRINCE ANTOINE de SAINT-EXUPERY
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BAHR -- Vera Bahr, 87, passed away on January 1, 2008. 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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BENNETT -- Stephen Nahshon Bennett passed away Thursday, January 3, 2008 and joined our Lord in Heaven. Stephen was 23 years old. He is survived by his mother, Tammy Cordova Landrum; father, Stephen Bennett; sister, Livia Landrum; grandparents, Tony and Rosalie Cordova, all of Albuquerque; aunt, Tina Cordova and Russ Steward; David James, Charlotte, Demetrius, and Marcus Montoya; uncle, Matt Cordova, Rita Garcia, April, Valerie, and Audrey Cordova; uncle, Bill and Aunt Stacey, McKenzie, Luke, and Jackson Cordova; grandfather, Donald and Kay Bennett of White Cloud, Michigan; uncle, Mark Bennett and Aunt Jennifer Bennett; cherished girlfriend, Paula Tapia-Budd with her children, Rashauna, Laticia and LaVon Budd; and many other loving family members and friends. Stephen was a resident of Tularosa in his youth where he loved to play in the ditches, hunt rabbits in the hills, play with his cousins, and generally just be a beautiful little fun loving boy. Stephen eventually moved to Albuquerque where he worked very successfully at Queston Construction. Stephen was surrounded by his loved ones at the time of his passing, where they shared stories, prayed, laughed, cried, and celebrated his beautiful life. All who knew Stephen were blessed and enriched by his gentle heart, beautiful soul and caring personality. Stephen's absence from our lives leaves cherished memories as we bid him a sorrowful farewell until we meet again in heaven. A Rosary will be recited Sunday, January 6, 2008, 4:00 p.m., at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 9502 4th Street NW. A Mass and Celebration of Stephen's life will be held on Monday, January 7, 2008, 9:00 a.m., at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 7999 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Pallbearers will be William Cordova, Matthew Cordova, David James Montoya, Louis Vigil, Russell Steward, Ignacio Ramirez, Russell Palmer, George, Vidal Trujillo, JP Grant III, Jacob Guzman, Lavon Budd, Gerritt, Ray Sainz, Daniel John Wilson, and Michael Balleau. Reception at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church will follow the interment. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400 Albuquerque, NM 87109 www.frenchmortuary.com
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BESSMAN -- Adam R. Bessman, age 76, of Albuquerque, passed away Monday, December 31, 2007. Adam is survived by his wife, Olga Bessman; sons, Bill, Bob, Adam, Paul and Mark; daughter, Susan; two brothers; two sisters; numerous grand and great-grandchildren. There will be no local services. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300 www.frenchmortuary.com
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BOYER -- Charles Boyer, 53, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away due to medical complications on December 27, 2007. He was born January 1, 1954. He is survived by his mother, Mary Boyer; sisters, Nora and Jeanette; brothers, Scott and Jeff; son, Edward; daughter, Barbara.
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BRIGGS -- Gerald A. "Jerry" Briggs, 69 of Tijeras, NM died Friday, December 21, 2007 at Presbyterian Hospital following a courageous battle with Emphysema. Jerry was born on August 19, 1938 in Lowell, Massachusetts to the home of Harrison and Bessie Briggs. Jerry attended Tucson High School. Jerry married Nancy Fulton on July 13, 1974 in Tucson, Arizona. Jerry served fourteen years in the U.S. Military and was honorably discharged in 1974. His hobbies included building model trains, photography and spending time with his many family pets. He was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association and enjoyed traveling to many horse shows with his children. Jerry is preceded in death by his parents, Harrison and Bessie. Jerry was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son and friend. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 33 years, Nancy; daughters, Kelly and her husband, Michael, June, Mari and her husband, Doug, son, John and wife, Jill, and son, Peter. Grandchildren include Jennifer and her husband, Tim, Mikaela, Tricia, Scott, Kirsten, Kari and her husband, Tyson, Curt, Adriene, Torrie, Courtney, Sidney, Madison, Bryce, Keaton, Joshua, Wyatt, Tate; and great-grandson, Aiden. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd., NE. Memorial contributions can be made to the Albuquerque Animal Humane Society, 615 Virginia SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108 or Presbyterian Healthplex. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. 275-3500 www.frenchmortuary.com
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CENTENO -- JOSIE S. The family of Josie S. Centeno would like to thank all of their relatives and friends for the kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement; to Father Gene Greis, Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, presider of the Mass; to Gabriella Nieto for reciting the Rosary and to the pallbearers. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW
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COHN -- Carl G. Cohn, 62, passed away on January 2, 2008. 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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COLLIE -- Mae Guidry Collie, 90, passed away in Shreveport, LA, on December 23, 2007, with her children at her side. Mrs. Collie was born in Broussard, LA, on March 31, 1917. She married Robert J. Collie in 1941 and they lived in Shreveport and Jennings, LA during their 56 years of marriage. Mr. Collie preceded her in death in December, 1997. She is survived by her son, Al Collie and his wife, Judy of Albuquerque; her daughter, Nancy Simonton of Shreveport; and her daughter, Jeanie McCausland and her husband, Ed of Albuquerque. She is also survived by her granddaughter, Courtney Collie and her husband, Kyle Van Horn of Evanston, IL; and her step-grandson, Damon McCausland and his wife, Deidre Sewell and their baby daughter, Maiti Quinn McCausland of Ft. Collins, CO. Also surviving are her sisters, Annie Fatjo of Lafayette and Leona Hernandez of Denham Springs; as well as special cousin, Jimmy St. Julien of Stockbridge, GA. Mrs. Collie was predeceased by her sisters, Gladys Krepper, Beatrice Guidry, and Odessa Leonard and step-grandson, Matthew McCausland. Services and burial were held in Shreveport on December 26, 2007.
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CORDOVA -- Toney J. Cordova. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all relatives and friends who were so kind and supportive during this difficult time. Also to Heritage Hospice for the wonderful care given to Toney and his family; 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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DAY -- Georgana Fellis Day, age 57, was born August 6, 1950. A lifelong resident of Albuquerque, she passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2008. Georgana is most remembered for her love and care of all of her family. Her passion for animals lasted all of her days. Georgana was also known for her flower arrangements and her many beautiful rose bushes that adorned her yard. May your beautiful smile and loving disposition always be in our hearts. Georgana was preceded in death by her parents, Peter J. Fellis and Evelyn Hill Fellis. She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Thomas R. Day; one daughter, Jennifer Lynn Day; one son, Peter Whitcomb Day; two grandsons, Scot Marshal Mueller and Preston Michael Day; one sister, Mary Helen DeMasters; uncles, Gus Hill and wife, Mary Ellen and Frank Hill of El Paso; aunt, Dorothy Hill of Roswell; her most cherished friends, Bob and Rita Wilcox and Tony and Stella Oglesby; many other loving family members and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Marks on the Mesa Episcopal Church, 431 Richmond Pl. NE, on Monday, January 7, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in Georganas name to the Animal Humane Association, 615 Virginia SE. Albuquerque, NM. 87108. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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DE LEON -- Annie De Leon passed away on Friday, January 4, 2008. Arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of: Daniels Family Funeral Services 3113 Carlisle Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87110 505-821-0010 www.danielsfuneral.com
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DRINKWATER -- Larry Drinkwater, 82, died January 3, 2008. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Ada; his daughter, Eunice Bromberg and husband, Jonathan; son, John Drinkwater and wife, Jackie; four grandchildren, Jacqueline, Janette, Geoffrey, Roger, and six great- grandchildren; sister-in-law, Joyce Baillie; and many other family and friends. After graduation from high school, Mr Drinkwater served in the British 6th Airbourne during WW II and the Kings Own Guard. During his services years, and after, he was a gifted musician playing many instruments and playing in several brass bands. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held in Pennsylvania at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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FESSLER -- Patricia Fessler, 78, passed away on January 1, 2008. Mrs. Fessler was born on January 13, 1929 in Raton, NM to Oscar and Leola Sayr. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Fessler, who passed away in 1995. She was employed at a time at the Duke City Lumber in Espanola, NM. She is survived by her children, David Fessler and wife, Connie, of Albuquerque, Karen Knudson and husband, Richard, of Los Lunas and Konnie Leffel and husband, Wayne, of Murrieta, CA; four grandchildren, Tammie Towndrow, Melissa Oberle, Krystle Knudson and Aubrey Knudson; and two great-grandchildren, Ashley and Cody Towndrow. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2008 at Grace Fellowship in Los Lunas, NM. Burial will be at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 7, 2008. Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE Albuquerque, NM 87103 (505) 821-0010 www.danielsfuneral.com
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FISHER -- Paul Rayfield Fisher II, 59, passed away on December 31, 2007. Mr. Fisher had been a longtime resident of Albuquerque. He was born on June 9, 1948 in DuBois, PA to Paul and Joan Fisher. He is survived by his children, Paul Rayfield Fisher III of Plymouth, IN and Tamara Preece of Lapaz, IN; four grandchildren, Nicholas, Rachel, Rebecca, and Jacob; brother, James Fisher and wife, Esperanza, of Albuquerque, NM; sister, Marilyn Pearson; and special friends, Sandi, Roger and Javier Boydston. He was a member of the American Legion Post 49 and a decorated Vietnam Veteran, having served in the Marine Corp. He loved horses, fishing, camping and hunting. A Public Visitation will be held from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at Daniels Family Funeral Services, 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Burial will follow with a Graveside Service at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE Albuquerque, NM 87103 (505) 821-0010 www.danielsfuneral.com
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FLEMING -- Judith M. Fleming, 68, passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2008 to be with our Lord and Savior. Judith is survived by her sister, Martha Ulmen and husband, Bernard of Watertown, NY; niece, Patricia McCarthy and husband, Michael of Albuquerque; nephew, Jerome Spear and wife, Judy of Albuquerque; nephew, Gary Spear and wife, Susan of Cedar Crest; special friends, Sharon and Bruce Kellem of Rochester, NY; along with many other nieces and nephews. Judith was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Robert Fleming. Services will be held Thursday, January 10, 2008, 10:30 a.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel with Pastor John Ross officiating. A private interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery. French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500 www.frenchmortuary.com
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GARCIA -- ALFRED "Po-te" Alfred Garcia, passed away on Friday, January 4, 2008 at the Veterans Hospital. He was born July 2, 1935 at Cochiti Pueblo. Alfred was preceded in death by his parents, Juan Domingo and Kathryn Q. Garcia, and his baby sister, Elizabeth Clydene Garcia. Alfred is survived by his children, Bobby Garcia of Columbus, OH, Raymond Garcia of Las Vegas, NV, Laura Lee Jacob and husband, Doug of Las Vegas, NV; granddaughters, Melissa and Jennifer Jacob; brothers, Nick and Vernon Garcia of Cochiti Pueblo; sisters, Rachel Agoyo and husband, Herman of San Juan Pueblo, and Ernestine Hall and husband, Tracy of Albuquerque. Alfred is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and relatives from Cochiti and Santo Domingo Pueblos. Alfred served in the Marine Corps and retired from the Air Force after more than 20 years of service. Alfred enjoyed bowling and going on outdoor excursions. He was a happy person, always laughing. A Rosary will be recited on Tuesday, January 8, 2008, at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, by the Queen of Angels Kateri circle members. Services will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2008, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church, at Cochiti Pueblo. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Cornucopia Adult Day Care Center, 2002 Bridge Blvd. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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GARCIA -- ANTONIO F. The family of Mr. Antonio (Galento) F. Garcia would like to thank all of their relatives and friends for the kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement; to Father Ron Stone, San Antonio Catholic Church, Torreon, NM, presider of the Mass; to Gabriella Nieto for reciting the Rosary, and to the pallbearers. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW
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GERHART -- Maxine Gerhart age 90, passed way on her birthday, in Waco, Texas, on December 31, 2007. Mrs. Gerhart was born on December 31, 1917, in Sulphur Rock, Arkansas. She was raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico, graduating from Santa Fe High School. Maxine married James Gerhart in 1937, and became a loving wife and mother of four. She worked for several years in the Raton Public School System in Raton, and later moved back to Santa Fe, where she worked for the New Mexico State Department of Education. In 1974, Mrs. Gerhart had the distinction of being appointed as New Mexico Director of Finance by Governor Bruce King. This honor made her the first woman head of a major New Mexico state department. She continued in this role under the administration of the successive Governor Jerry Apodaca, and retired from state government in 1982. At the time of her passing, Maxine was living in Waco, TX near her youngest son, Smokey. Mrs. Gerhart was preceded in death by her husband, James Gerhart; daughter, Gay Law; great-granddaughter, Stormy Cornay; mother, Ollice McKenzie; father, W.H. McKenzie; sisters, Alice East and Mary Sargeant; and brothers, Bruce and John McKenzie. She is survived by two sons, Storm Gerhart, with wife Darlene of Broadview, NM, and Smokey Gerhart, with wife Brenda of Waco, TX; and one daughter, Kim Gerhart Dixon of Rockwall, TX. Maxine's family includes nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Her family thanks Maxine, our beloved mother, grandmother, and friend for her light and guidance in life. Her strength, grace, success, and compassion touched the lives of all who knew and loved her. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, January 8, 2008, 10 a.m. at Berardinelli Family Chapel. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Services 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 984-8600
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GILMER -- Sharon Elaine Gilmer, 64, longtime resident of Albuquerque, passed away Friday, January 4, 2008. She is survived by her mother, Elaine Nickerson of Albuquerque; daughter, Margay Erne and husband, Stuart, of Tijeras; son, Dana Gilmer and wife, Dori, of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Jarrod, Siera and Briana Gilmer, and Max and Jake Erne; great-grandchildren, Easton, Chassity and Breeana Gilmer; aunts, Louise Burton and husband, Ernest, of Albuquerque, and Agnes Young of Albuquerque; daughter-in-law, Debbie Gilmer; and numerous family and friends. She was preceded in death by her son, Rick Gilmer. Sharon was a very giving and caring person. She had a very deep faith and was a very spiritual person. Her pride and joy were her grandchildren whom she loved dearly. Her second passion was collecting Victorian antiques. Services will be held Tuesday, January 8, 2008, 2:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, University Blvd Chapel. Friends and family may visit two hours prior from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Interment will immediately follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd NE. Should friends desire please make contributions to the American Cancer Society, 10501 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Suite 300, 87111 or the Animal Humane Society 615 Virginia SE, 87108. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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GIRTY -- Doris May, 85, passed New Years night, at her home. She is survived by two daughters, Karen Sue Cutbirth, of Aurora, Missouri, and Bobbi Shelton of Albuquerque; other kids, grandkids, great-grandkids, and great-great-grandkids, survive also; and one brother, Phillip Murphy of El Dorado, Kansas. Services for Doris May,will be held at Camino Retirement, 12101 Lomas NE, on Wednesday, January 9, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. Graveside services will be held on Memorial Day, 2008, in Amorita, Oklahoma. Donations to the "Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary', www.wildspiritwolfsanctuary.org. (505) 775-3304. Aspen Funeral Alternatives 1935 Juan Tabo NE Albuquerque, NM 87112
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GONZALES -- Bennie Gonzales, 87, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, NM went to be with the Lord on January 2, 2008. Mr. Gonzales was born on June 22, 1920 to Luciano R. and Odelia (Leyba) Gonzales of Waldo, NM. Mr. Gonzales will be remembered for being a patriot and man of service. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and returned to Albuquerque to serve as a Fireman with Albuquerque Fire Department for over 23 years. During this time he earned the nickname "Bulldog Pletchas." Mr. Gonzales' family will lovingly remember his quick wit, jokes and very jovial personality. He was a caregiver, member of Post 13, loved to jog, go hunting, and picking up aluminum cans. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Judy; his parents, Luciano and Odelia Leyba; and siblings, Val Gonzales, Willie Gonzales, Porfiria Montoya, and Delfino Gonzales. Mr. Gonzales is survived by his daughter, Betty Jo "B.J." Martin and her husband, Alvin, Gloria Gutierrez, and Geri Lucero and her life partner, Michael Gonzales; grandchildren, Marie Martinez and her husband, Jose, Jacquie Ware and her husband, Sid, Cindy Trujillo and her husband, Chris, Mandy Romero and her husband, Derrick, Ernie Lucero and his wife Raquel, Greg Lucero and his wife, Antoinette; 15 great-grandchildren; sisters, Celina Alderrete and Marcella Chavez and her husband, Ted; other relatives Sylvia Montoya, Ronnie Gonzales, Jack Montoya; numerous nieces and nephews; and his good friend, Jim, and neighbor, Della Hernandez. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to his caregivers, Mandy Romero and Derricko Romero, Jr. A Viewing and Visitation will be held on Monday, January 7, 2008, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Palm Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services 1100 Coal Avenue SE. Eulogies will be presented from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Visitation. The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m., also at the Palm Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services. Chaplain Jerome P. Rael of Albuquerque Fire Department will preside over the Services. Interment will follow at Sandia Memory Gardens, Albuquerque. Pallbearers will be Ernie Lucero, Derrick Romero, Jose Martinez, James Lucero, Alvin Martin, and Michael Gonzales. Honorary Pallbearers will be Albuquerque Fire Department. Services are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 1100 Coal Ave SE Albuquerque, NM 87106 505-842-8800 www.danielsfuneral.com
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GONZALEZ -- BELARMINO R. Dr. Belarmino R. "Blackie" Gonzalez May 14, 1933 - January 2, 2008 Dr. Belarmino "Blackie" Gonzalez was born on May 14, 1933 and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Blackie served honorably as a non-commissioned officer in the United States Army. He taught IBM courses at the college of Santa Fe and then opened his own IBM Training School. Blackie and his brother, George, went into partnership with the former Governor John Burroughs of New Mexico and together they owned and operated KDCE, a bi-lingual radio station in Espanola, New Mexico. As an entrepreneur Blackie ran a number of businesses over the years including KAFE AM and FM radio stations, an art gallery, gas stations and restaurants. Blackie had a tremendous love and appreciation for the state of New Mexico and a special love for Santa Fe, the city of holy faith. In 2006 Blackie received an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Prior to this he attended the College of Santa Fe and attended Trinity Theological Seminary in Albuquerque. He was Founder-President and CEO of Son Broadcasting Network, which owns KCHF TV, Pan American Broadcasting Company, which owns KDAZ Radio, Partnership in Belmax Broadcasting and Health Tech Inc. Blackie served on a number of boards and associations including the Presidents Council and Board of Directors for the National Religious Broadcasters, Vice President of ACTS, an association of Christian Television Broadcasters, New Mexico State Director of C.U.F.I. Christians United for Israel, Board of Embassy for Peace and Religious Freedom, a national prayer ministry in Washington, DC., and served on the Board of Directors of the NRB Television Satellite Network. Blackie had a special love for Israel. He dedicated his life in support of the state of Israel and the Jewish people. A few of the organizations that benefitted are the Jewish Federation, Hadassah Hospital, Bikkor Cholim Hospital, Hatzolah-Israel's First Responders, Magen David Adom, Israel Ministry of Tourism and others. Over the years, Blackie initiated projects that financially supported Israel in times of need. In 2007 Blackie was recognized and honored at the annual New Mexico Israel Bonds dinner. Blackie's greatest desire in life was to love and serve God with all his heart, and to see others experience the same love, joy and peace that he experienced through his relationship with Jesus Christ. On New Year's Eve Blackie had a massive stroke and on Wednesday, January 2, 2008 the Lord called his faithful son and servant home. Blackie is preceded in death by his first wife, Angie and son, Gary and daughter, Cordelia, and is survived by his second wife, Joanna; his son, Ted and wife, Pamela Gonzales; daughter, Mary Kay Gonzales; daughter, Vickie Archiveque and husband, Anthony; daughter, Annette Garcia and husband, Jim; stepsons, Jhett Browne and wife, Jolyn, Lance Browne and wife, Melissa; 16 grandchildren, Jennifer, Jeffrey, Teddy and Tyler Gonzales, Jacqui Boyd, Jeremiah Saiz, Quinten Archiveque, Michelle Garcia, Jamie Lujan, Tiffany, Bailee and Jhett Kendall Browne, Brittany, Brandon, Brieanna and Brooke Browne; and one great-grandchild, Noah Browne; brothers, George Gonzales and wife, Celine, Jose Gonzales and wife, Mary; and sister-in-law, Josie Gonzales; and many other close relatives whom he loved very much. A private funeral service and burial will be held for the family. A special Memorial Service will take place at 10:00 am on Thursday, January 10, 2008 at Calvary of Albuquerque located at 4001 Osuna Road, NE in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made in honor and memory to Son Broadcasting, the Christian Television ministry Blackie founded, which will continue to propagate the gospel until Jesus returns. Son Broadcasting, PO Box 4338, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87196 Colleagues and friends who plan on attending the memorial service from other states please contact Sue Parks at Son Broadcasting at 505-690-7883 so we can help you with accommodations and let the family know you are coming.
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GUTIERREZ -- Daniel Gutierrez, 42, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, NM passed away on January 1, 2008. Please call for contribution information. Services are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 1100 Coal Ave SE Albuquerque, NM 87106 505-842-8800 www.danielsfuneral.com
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HERREN -- CAROLE The family of Carole Herren thanks their many friends and relatives whose sympathy and thoughtfulness will always be gratefully remembered and deeply appreciated. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. 275-3500 www.frenchmortuary.com
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JACKSON -- BETTY Our beautiful and loving mother, Betty Jackson passed away on January 2, 2008. Born May 1, 1917 to Max and Virginia Maes. Mom was a cosmetician for Pay Less Drug, then Walgreens. She loved meeting people and dancing. She was a "second mother" to many. She fed everyone and was a fabulous cook. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James; son, Jimmy; brothers, Paul and Albert; in-laws, James and Sadie; sister-in-law, Vicki Givens; brother-in-law, Jack Martin. She is survived by daughter, Sue Hambrick-Isham (J.T.); son, Roy Jackson (Dolores); daughter-in-law, Jean; sister, Viola Martin; brother-in-law, Arlin Givens; grandchildren: Jimmy Hambrick, Corey Gann, Anthony Montoya, Herson Montoya, Debbie Maestas, Kim Harris, Michelle Benny, Donna Jean Jackson, Sean Jackson, Eddy Lynn Jackson; ten great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held Sunday, January 6, 2008, 6 p.m. followed by a Rosary at 7 p.m. at Berardinelli Family Chapel. A Funeral Service will be conducted Monday, January 7, 2008, 1 p.m. at McGee Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Services 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 984-8600
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JONES -- Edith Marie Jones, 88, passed away on December 29, 2007. Ms. Jones was born on December 4, 1919 in New York City, NY. She was a member of the Women's Army Corp from 1942-1946. She spent most of her career as a corporate secretary for brokerage businesses in New York City. She retired in the mid 1970s and then worked as an administrative assistant with the Futures for children in Albuquerque. She enjoyed traveling with Elder Hostel groups all over Asia and the United States. She will be dearly missed by her friends, Mary Black of Salt Lake City, UT, Roselyn Elliott of Rio Rancho, and Patricia Munn of Albuquerque. Cremation has taken place. Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE Albuquerque, NM 87103 (505) 821-0010 www.danielsfuneral.com
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KING -- Bayard LeRoy King, died in Albuquerque, January 1, 2008. Born in New York City, May 15, 1922, he attended St. Paul's School in Concord, NH and Harvard College. During WWII, King was an ambulance driver for the American Field Service in North Africa. He later served in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in North Africa and France, and was awarded the Croix de Guerre by the French Army. After the war, he was a Vice-Consul in the US State Department and became a Foreign Service officer assigned to Baghdad. He assumed similar posts in Australia, China, Mexico, Algeria, France, Latin America, Mali, and Congo/Kinshasa. He was Deputy Chief of Mission in Bamako and Kinshasa. He retired in 1975 after a final assignment with the State Department's Office of Intelligence in Washington D.C. He is survived by his wife, Joyce, two children by his first marriage, Alexandra King-Nastase and George Gordon King, currently the director of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe. Others who survive him include four grandchildren, Nicholas, Charlotte, Harry, and Marina. Service will be held Friday, January 4, 2008 at 6 p.m., St Chad's Episcopal Church. 7171 Tennyson Street, NE, Albuquerque, 87122. Donations may be made in his name to St. Chad's, or the Newport Reading Room, 29 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI, 02840.
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KING -- Bennett King passed away at home December 21, 2008 at the age of 80. After graduating from Fountain Valley School ('44), he attended the University of Illinois under the US Navy Officer Training Program. He remained in the Active Reserve for 22 years, attaining the rank of Commander. He began his varied career as a reporter before working in public relations with both United and Continental Airlines. He later became a businessman, investor and Realtor. He is remembered for his indefatigable optimism, competitive spirit, generosity and sense of humor. He cared deeply for his family, friends and employees. A loving husband and father, he is survived by his wife of 53 years, four children and ten grandchildren.
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KLIMPERT -- June C. Klimpert, 80, passed away on January 2, 2008. June was born on July 27, 1927 in Oak Park, IL to Robert and Mildred Hanus. She had been a resident of Placitas since 1991. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Rudi Klimpert; children, Karen Klimpert of Warsaw, IN, Randall Klimpert and wife, Ann, of Seattle, WA; three grandchildren, William, Nell and Nathan of Seattle, WA; brother, Ronald L. Hanus of Westmont, IL; and her loyal friend and companion, Cookie, her dog. She worked as an LPN at the Hinsdale Hospital in Illinois at the start of her career. She was a loving mother and wife, who enjoyed her career and loved to travel. Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 10, 2008 at Daniels Family Funeral Services, 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE. The family requests that no flowers be sent. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in June's name to Presbyterian Kaseman Hospice, 8300 Constitution NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE Albuquerque, NM 87103 (505) 821-0010 www.danielsfuneral.com
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KRANZ -- Roger V. Kranz passed away peacefully January 1, 2008 after a brief illness. He was born February 10, 1938 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Cecilia Kranz; sister, Ursula Heinz; and brother, Al Kranz. He is survived by his wife, Twyla; daughter, Paula and her husband, Stan Hall their children, April and Nicholas; son, Roger Kranz Jr. and his special friends, Eleanor, Kai and Kana Radius. He is also survived by his siblings, Adeline Flinthrop, Fred Kranz and Dennis Kranz of Wisconsin and Diana Dudding of Rio Rancho, NM; as well as many other relatives and friends. Roger was a talented athlete excelling in many sports including track, basketball, baseball and football. He came to New Mexico on a football scholarship to UNM where he proudly played for the Lobos. He went on to play professional football for the New England Patriots. Roger also honored his country by serving in the Air National Guard. After college he began a successful career in sales. For the last twenty plus years he has been employed with Rio Grande Drywall Supply. Roger was an avid fisherman and hunter. He had many other loves which included gardening, singing in the church choir, dancing, golf and being with family and friends. Known as "Big Rog" to many, his huge heart and radiant smile will be greatly missed. Viewing will take place from 6:00-7:00 p.m. with a Rosary to follow at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 6, 2008 at French Mortuary Westside Chapel. A Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday January 7, 2008 at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 5712 Paradise NW. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to United Way of Central New Mexico, 2340 Alamo SE 2nd Floor Albuquerque, NM 87106 (505) 247-3671 - or - Road Runner Food Bank, 2645 Baylor Drive SE Albuquerque, NM 87106 (505) 247-2052. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300 www.frenchmortuary.com
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LATTANZA -- John O. Lattanza, 50, passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2008. Mr. Lattanza was born on March 5, 1957 in Albuquerque, NM. He is preceded in death by his beloved mother, Elizabeth (Betty) Lattanza on this date six years ago. John graduated from West Mesa High School in 1975 and attended the University of New Mexico. He is survived by his daughters, Audrey and Lauryn of Scottsdale, AZ, his father, Roger Lattanza; brother, Roger Lattanza; sister, Rebecca and "best brother-in-law", Jack Groves, of Albuquerque; brother, Jeffrey and sister-in-law, Laura Lattanza of Santa Fe, NM; nieces, Elizabeth, Christee, and Victoria Lattanza, Kelly, Shannon and Courtney Groves, and Vanessa Atler; and devoted companion, Anna Alderete, of Los Lunas, NM. John worked for years in the lumber and construction business in Albuquerque. He enjoyed racquetball, water skiing, the outdoors and fly fishing. A kind and dear person, he will be missed by all he touched in life. Memorial Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 7, 2008 at the Aquinas Newman Center, 1815 Los Lomas Blvd NE, on the University of New Mexico campus. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to Victory Outreach, 905 Atrisco Drive SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105. Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE Albuquerque, NM 87103 (505) 821-0010 www.danielsfuneral.com
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LOVATO -- Frankie A. Lovato. Mass will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Church of the Ascension. Burial will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. Services entrusted to the Salazar family of REFLECTIONS Funerals & Life Celebrations 2400 Washington Street NE 884-5777
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MACKEY -- Morris Carmen Mackey died on January 1, 2008 at age 95. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Sylvia Fanzo Mackey, in 2003; his brothers, Felix, Ray and Carl Mackey; and sisters, Norma Manzini and Nellie Petrozelli. Morris is survived by his son, Maurice and wife, Jeannie; grandson, Anton Mackey and special attentive nephew, Felix Mackey of Oakdale, PA. Morris is also survived by his older sister, Mary DeCarlo of Oakdale, PA, and numerous nephews, nieces and extended in-laws. Morris was born on July 27, 1912 in Oakdale, PA. He moved to Albuquerque with Sylvia in 1968 after retiring from the PC&Y Railroad. Morris was a WWII Veteran and served as a Scoutmaster to the Oakdale Boy Scout Troop for many years. He first came to New Mexico to attend the Philmont Training Camp for Scout Leaders. Morris will be greatly missed by his family and the many old friends and the new ones he made at the Westwind House. He will be cremated, and his inurnment will be attended by a private family gathering at the Veterans National Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008.
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MAESTAS -- MARY ROSE S. The family of Mrs. Mary Rose S. Maestas would like to thank all of their relatives and friends for the kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement; to Father Gene Gries, Our Lady of the Most Holy Catholic Church, presider of the Mass; to Doris Nunez for reciting the Rosary, to the Doctors and Staff at Kaseman/Presbyterian Hospice for their care; to the American Red Cross; and to Los Volcanos Senior Citizen Center. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW
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MARTINEZ -- Marie Domie Martinez. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to all relatives and friends who were so kind, supportive and helpful during their recent loss. Your kindness will always be remembered and appreciated. Services were in the care of: Daniels Family Funeral Services Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222
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MAY -- Virginia Minter May passed away Christmas morning December 25, 2007, at her home in Albuquerque, NM. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Marvin, after 65 years of marriage. Virginia was born in Carlsbad, New Mexico on September 29, 1917 to Victor and Helen Minter. Her two brothers and two sisters who have preceded her in death. Growing up in Carlsbad, she enjoyed swimming in the river, exploring Carlsbad Caverns by lamplight, and collecting arrowheads. Virginia was an accomplished musician. She served as the organist for Carlsbad Presbyterian Church. In 1940, Virginia left Carlsbad to attend Kahler School of Nursing in Rochester, MN. She was an outstanding student. She graduated in 1942 finishing first in her class and received a $500 award. After graduation from Kahler, Virginia returned to New Mexico and was hired as the one and only registered nurse at the University of New Mexico Student Health Center. As fortune would have it, in 1942, a young Civil Engineering student named Marvin May noticed "the pretty nurse in her white uniform and Navy blue nursing cape" walking across campus. Marvin quickly developed a number of mysterious ailments so he could be seen by Virginia at the Student Health Center. Marvin's persistence paid off and, in June 1942, only three months after their first date, Marvin and Virginia were married. In 1943, the first of their two daughters, Virginia Louise was born, followed in 1946 by their second daughter, Mary Caroline. Virginia was active in the Altar Guild at St. Mark's on the Mesa Episcopal Church. She was a Brownie and Girl Scout leader and delivered Meals on Wheels. Virginia and Marvin shared a love of art, music, and nature. They traveled extensively in the Northwest and Southwestern states. They also enjoyed traveling in Austria and Germany. Virginia was a talented seamstress and made outfits for her daughters, granddaughters, and their dolls. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed anything that bloomed - especially roses. She instilled a love of nature in her family by finding and identifying wildflowers, whether on picnics or on drives, and hikes. "Gremie" as she was know by her five grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren, always had a delicious, homemade dessert at the ready. Her kitchen and home were always welcoming. Virginia was blessed with grace, dignity, intelligence, and a loving soul. She is survived by her two daughters, Virginia Shumate and husband, Chandler of San Diego, CA, and Mary Sproul and husband, Jeff of Albuquerque, NM, and grand and great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. The family will have a private celebration. Donations may be sent to New Mexico Library for the Blind, 1209 Camino Carlos Rey, Santa Fe, NM 87507-5166
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MEAD -- Francis Lenore, 95, of Albuquerque, passed away January 4, 2008 in Albuquerque. Services are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Service 1100 Coal Ave. SE Albuquerque, NM 87106 505 /842-8800 www.danielsfuneral.com
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MELENDEZ -- Ismael Felix Melendez, 90, a resident of Albuquerque went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 4, 2008. Mr. Melendez was born and raised in Roswell. Lt. Col. Melendez retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1966 after a distinguished career of 25 years. He was very committed to his church, his God, his family and he loved music, sports and people. He was a member of the Young at Heart Choir for several years and was an active member of the Golden Circle at church. Ismael is survived by his three children, Michael, Mia and Timothy; his two grandsons; siblings, Grace Melendez Jaramillo, Eddie Melendez, Ruth Ramos and Manuel Melendez; and the mother of his children, Avohn Melendez. He was preceded in death by two brothers during WWII, II Lieut. Lionel Melendez and I Lieut. Moises Melendez and by brothers, Joe and Philbert Melendez. Service will be Monday, January 7, 2008, 12:00 p.m. at First Spanish Fruit Ave. Baptist Church, 812 Fruit Ave., NW, Albuquerque. An additional Service will be Tuesday, January 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m. at Spanish Calvary Baptist Church, 600 E. Tilden St., in Roswell, NM. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery in Roswell, NM. French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500 www.frenchmortuary.com
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MONTMAN -- Myron (Mike) James Montman, born on September 22, 1922 in Minneapolis, Minnesota passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 30, 2007 surrounded by family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Vernice Montman. Survived by his loving and caring wife of 61 years, Elizabeth; sons, James and his wife, Carolyn of Santa Fe, NM; Curtis and wife, Carol of Albuquerque, NM; Richard and wife, Lisa of Highlands Ranch, CO; granddaughters, Lisa and husband, Justin Replogle; Michelle and husband, Aime-Andre Simoneau; Barbara Montman; Rebecca Montman; Sara Montman; and great-granddaughter, Jules. He graduated with Bachelor and Master Degrees in Education from Macalester College and served in the Navy during WWII. He was also a 32nd degree Mason. The family moved to Albuquerque in 1951 where he embarked on a 31 year career with the Albuquerque Public Schools, which included teaching at Whittier Elementary; principalships at Sombra Del Monte Elementary, Hayes-Embudo Combination School, Madison Junior High School and McCollum Elementary School. While principal at McCollum he opened an integrated unit for the mentally handicapped. He was Director of Instructional Services and finally Director of Supply Services at the time of his retirement in 1982. Upon his retirement he devoted more time to wood turning and became a founding member of the New Mexico Wood Turners. He was an accomplished Silversmith, creating and repairing all types of jewelry for family, friends and local merchants. His lifelong love of hunting and fishing in New Mexico led to many memorable adventures with family and friends. During the 1960s and 1970s he served in the New Mexico Wing of the Civil Air Patrol. Cremation has taken place and a private family celebration of his life will take place at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 4, 2007 at St. Mark's on-the-Mesa Episcopal Church. If you wish, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE Albuquerque, NM 87103 (505) 821-0010 www.danielsfuneral.com
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MOSES -- Hadley David Moses Sr., 62, passed away on January 1, 2008. Hadley was born on November 21, 1945 in St. Albans, MO to Clarence and Eva Moses, formerly of Washington County, MO. He had made his home in the West for several years. He is preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, George Herman Moses, Cleatis Moses and Carl Moses. He is survived by three brothers, Harold Moses and wife, Pauline of Belleville, IL, Auzzie Moses and wife, Nina of Steelville, MO ane Kenneth Moses and wife, Kim of Wright City, MO; sisters, Iva Jean Barnhart and husband, Jack of Hagerman, ID, Naomi Mitchell and husband, Albert of Beaufort, MO, Ruby Haffer and husband, Dale of Steelville, MO, Phyllis Cashion of Senath, MO and Cheryl Taggart and husband, Steve of Bennett, CO; sons, Richard Young of Salem, MO, Westley Young and wife, Cindy of Ironton, MO, Paul Todd and wife, Nichole of Viburnum, MO, Dwayne Moses and wife, Nichole of Chester, IL and Hadley Jr. of St. Mary's, MO; friends, Stacy Hall and husband, Mike of Swansea, IL, Susan Ehrenreich and husband, John of Perryville, MO; one step-daughter, Patty Wisdom; 12 grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, May Moses of Collinsville, IL and Linda Moses of Park Hills, MO; and many other family members and friends. Hadley spent part of his working years at General Motors in St. Louis, MO and several years as a welder before becoming disabled. He was an avid singer, musician, fisherman, artist and cook. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in Missouri with interment at Jefferson Barracks Cemetery. Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE Albuquerque, NM 87103 (505) 821-0010 www.danielsfuneral.com
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MURPHEY -- John (Jack or Murf). The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all relatives and friends who were so kind and supportive during this difficult time. Also 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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NORTHCUTT -- Maxine, 85, a longtime resident of Albuquerque, passed away January 4, 2008. Maxine was preceded in death by A.C. "Doby" Northcutt, her husband of 42 years, and their son, Bill. She is survived by her sons, Eppy and Jacky; daughter, Sue and husband, Gilbert Andresen; grandchildren, Susan, James, Mark, and Jimmy Northcutt; and great-grandson, C.J. Maxine lived her life with passion, demonstrated mostly by her dedication to her family. She also loved reading, dancing, and poker. She was loved by all, and will be greatly missed. Services will be held Monday, January 7, 2008, at 1:00 p.m., at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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PADILLA -- Joe Daniel Padilla, 56, passed away on December 31, 2007. 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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PERRAULT -- Betty M. Perrault, 84, a resident of Rio Rancho passed away Sunday, December 30, 2007 following a lengthy illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred E. Perrault of 60 years in 2003. She is survived by her daughter, Beverly A. Perrault of Rio Rancho and her son, Dennis E. Perrault of Albuquerque; sister, Marguerite Olson (Gordon) of Taylor, MI; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Marion Kanaby and Jean Betzing of Michigan. Betty was born February 25, 1923 in Wyandotte, MI. She moved to Albuquerque in 1966 from Traverse City, MI. Betty took great pride in being a homemaker. She enjoyed playing the piano and organ, getting together with friends and playing cards. The family wishes to thank the dedicated staffs of The Copper Rose Assisted Care Home and VistaCare Hospice for their compassionate care and support. There will be a Memorial Mass, Tuesday January 8, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. offered by Father John C. Daniel, at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in the Masoleum Chapel 7999 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Donations in Betty's memory can be made to the VistaCare Hospice Foundation, 5639 Jefferson NE, Albuquerque NM 87109. Arrangements have been entrusted to Daniels Family Funeral Services, 3410 Sara Rd. SE, Rio Rancho NM 87124.
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RAEL -- Fillie M. was called home by Our Lord on Monday, January 2, 2008 at the age of 90. She was preceded in death by her husband Moises Rael. She is survived by three sons; Leroy Carrillo Sr. and wife Mary Ann, Chris Herrera and wife Connie both of Albuquerque, Rodger Carrillo and wife Marty, of Taos NM, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of Ascension Catholic Church, enjoyed playing bingo and visiting with family and friends. We will miss her deeply! A Mass will be celebrated on Monday, January 7, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at Ascension Catholic Church. A private interment of cremated remains will occur at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo Blvd NE 764-9663 www.riversidefunerals.com
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RAPER -- Jessica Ann Raper, age 76, passed away unexpectedly on January 3, 2008. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, retired USAF Lt. Colonel John Raper; daughter, Jennifer Raper; son, Justin Raper and his wife, Erika Munz-Raper; two grandchildren, Kurt and Skyler Munz-Raper; and nephew, Brian Pratt. No services are planned. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Roadrunner Food Bank or NM Animal Humane Association. Arrangements are in the care of RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo NE 764-9663 Riversidefunerals.com
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RENDON -- Angelita Duran Rendon, beloved and beautiful wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, January 2, 2008. Angelita is survived by her husband, Jose Rendon, Sr.; her three sons, Jose, Jr., and his wife Marie, Rudy Alvin, and Orlando; her four daughters, Josie Arvizu and husband Ernie, Diana Leyba and husband Lee, Sandra Rendon, Yolanda Chavez and husband Manuel. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren; Carlo, Patrick, Eleanor, Kristal, Shannon, Christopher, Cecelia, Lenny, Francisco, Jerry, Daniel, Trish, Craig, Corey, Kara, Selena, Angelina; 19 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mercedes Barreras and Maggie Telles; brother, Bobby Duran; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lucita Valdez, Joe and Flora Martinez, Bernie Rendon, Mike and Cora Montoya, Armando and Lenette Rendon, and Consuelo Duran and Manuel Serna. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and three sisters. Pallbearers will be Shannon Brown-Rendon, Carlo and Patrick Rendon, Craig and Corey Stringfellow, and Daniel Sena. A rosary will be recited Sunday, January 6, at 7:00 PM at St. Joseph on the Rio Grande Catholic Church. A funeral mass will be celebrated Monday, January 7, at 9:00 a.m. also at the church. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Go in Peace beautiful lady. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300 www.frenchmortuary.com
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RICHMOND -- Donald R., B.S. M.S. Ph.D. died Jan.1, 2008, 8 months after being diagnosed with esophageal cancer. He chose to live his remaining life without chemo or radiation. Dr. Richmond was employed by Lovelace' Foundation for Education and Research for 32 years after which he became a consultant. While at Lovelace he directed classified investigational work for the DOD and DOE. A number of servicemen alive today owe their lives to the dedicated group from Lovelace Foundation. Early on, their results were shared and utilized by the NATO countries with whom the U.S. collaborated. Surviving in the immediate family are his wife, Jeanne; son Donald with wife DawnMarie; daughter Susan Schmit with husband, Lucien; son Robb with fiancee MaryLee; a sister, June Robbins of CA. and a brother, Bruce, of N.J. If anyone so chooses, a donation to Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Rd, Kanab Utah 84741-5000 may be made. It is a no-kill shelter for all animals. We are grateful to the Vista Care Hospice at Lovelace Medical Center for the outstanding care they provided . Cremation has taken place per Don's wishes. Daniels Family Mortuary was in charge of final arrangements.
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SANCHEZ -- Jake V. Sanchez passed away Sunday, December 30, 2007 in Albuquerque at the age of 84. The family would like to thank all that were in attendance of the Rosary and Funeral Mass. They would also like to express their gratitude for the care and compassion that has been shown to them. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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SAXON -- AUDREY A. SAXON, February 12, 1926 to December 30, 2007. Audrey was preceded in death by her partner, Jack Lehman. She is survived by daughters, Vikki Saxon, Sally Saxon, Nancy Jenkins and son, Chris Saxon. There will be no memorial. Cremation has taken place.
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SHARP -- Leta Bess Sharp, 90, of Corona, NM passed away Thursday, January 3, 2008 in Albuquerque, NM with her loving family beside her. Leta was born August 5, 1917 in Cruse, OK to Bill and Hattie (Davis) Heisch. Leta married Robert Laban Sharp on January 30, 1935 in Estancia, NM he preceded her in death in 1975. She was also preceded in death by her parents; three grandchildren, James Sharp, Beth Ann Sharp, Jean Ann Tubbs; and three brothers, Pete Heisch, Paul Heisch and Kenneth Heisch. Leta is survived by seven children, Larry Sharp and wife, Barbra of Prewitt, NM; Bill Sharp and wife, Martha of Fort. Sumner, NM; Leslie Sharp and wife, Bonnie of Arcadia, OK; Sue Hughes and husband, Charles of Corona, NM; Pasty Tubbs ad husband, Wayne of Clarendon, TX; Janie Cartwright and husband Paul of Moriarty, NM; Jerry Sharp of Corona, NM; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; four and a half great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Henry Heisch; J.R. Heisch; and sisters, Doris Smith; Joyce Shockley; Loyce Bachman and Judy Williams. Leta was the oldest of 10 children, a member of the Pythian sisters, the Presbyterian Church of Corona, Corona Cowbells and she also taught Sunday school and was an Elder of the Church. A Viewing will held on Sunday, January 6, 2008 at the Harris-Hanlon Mortuary Chapel in Moriarty, NM from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held Monday, January 7, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Corona. Pastor Terry Aiello will be officiating. Interment will follow at the Corona Cemetery in Corona, NM. Pallbearers are grandsons, Lance Sharp, David Sharp, Eric Sharp, Perry Sharp, Mike Hughes, Laban Tubbs, Brad Cartwright and Mark Cartwright. Honorary Pallbearers will be granddaughters, Linda Spencer, Jeanell Sharp, Marsha Deese, Shawna Stults, Mellissa Eisenhauer, Lisa Encinias and Tonya Newton. In Lieu of Flowers Memorial Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Presbyterian Church of Corona. Arrangements entrusted to Harris-Hanlon Mortuary (505) 832-6130 "Our Family Serving Your Family" www.Harris-HanlonMortuary.com
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SIMARI -- Louise Simari September 27, 1917 - December 25, 2007 Devoted mother to sons Richard and Victor, and daughter-in-law Alison, dearly loved grandmother of Adam and beloved sister of Jean. Rest in peace with your loved ones Mama, you will be missed more than you could ever know. A celebration of life service will be held in the early Spring. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a donation in Louise's memory to the Richard R. Simari Memorial Scholarship Fund (501.3c) at Arizona State University. Please contact us at home or Chalysse Standifird at ASU: chalysse.standifird@asu.edu (480)965-1379
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TILLMAN -- ANNA GWYN TILLMAN June 6, 1931 - January 4, 2008 A Memorial for Anna Tillman will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 7, 2008 at First Baptist Church of Grants, New Mexico. Anna is survived by her children, Jack Elkins II, Dick Elkins, Bonnie Chavda, daughter-in-law, Rhonda Elkins, and nine wonderful grandchildren. These rejoice in all that Anna was and is as a faithful wife, joyful mother, loving grandmother and mighty woman of God. She wrote concerning her own passing: "The Lord God, and His Son Jesus Christ my Savior know my whereabouts. My trust is the knowledge that a home is prepared for me in heaven. Believe this, depend on this, and at my death the service is to be a memorial, joyful, happy in the knowledge of my home going." We celebrate Anna's life and faith. "Strength and honor are her clothing. She shall rejoice in time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom and on her tongue is the law of kindness. Many daughters have done nobly but you excel them all." Proverbs 31. In lieu of flowers it is Anna's wish that donations be made to the ANNA GWYN MEMORIAL FUND of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or to the mission outreaches of First Baptist Church and Central Baptist Church of Grants, N.M.
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VALENCIA -- Ernest John Valencia "Ernie", age 44, passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2007. He was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, August 27th 1963. Ernie will be greatly missed by all his loving family and friends. Ernie was a friend to all who knew him and to anyone who met him. He honorably served in the US Army for 5 years and served in Desert Storm. Ernie also worked for Intel, the largest computer chip manufacturer in the world. He finished school with a Bachelor's of Applied Science and a Master's of Business Administration. Ernie loved singing and going to karaoke bars with his friends. Ernie made his first music CD five years ago and just recently recorded some new songs. He is one of the best. Ernie was the father of two children, Ernest James Valencia and Desiree Monique Valencia; the brother of Toby Valencia, Sidney Valencia, Kathy Escarcida, Ricky Valencia, Dennis Valencia, Mathew Valencia, and Rodney Valencia. Ernie is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, and cousins who loved and will miss him greatly. Visitation and services will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Bernalillo, New Mexico. A Rosary will be recited on Sunday, January 6, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. with a visitation also. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, January 7, 2008 at 12:00 noon. Burial will follow at the Our Lady of Sorrows Cemetery near the corner of Highway 550 and I-25 also in Bernalillo. Pallbearers will be Pat Jaramillo, David Dowdikan, Frederic Brody, Dennis Barry, Charles Valencia, Steven Valencia and Albert Caceres. The honorary pallbearer will be Robert Baca. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-3432-8008
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WALLACE -- Marlene, 53, graphic consultant and owner of M Design Group, passed away on December 20, 2007 at her home in Albuquerque. She is survived by her mother, Jeanette Savard of Lewiston, ME and brothers, Paul and Dennis Bellmore, also of Maine. She was formerly employed at the University of New Mexico's High Performance Computing Center as a graphic design consultant promoting the work of scientific researches at special events She will be greatly missed by her friends and neighbors in New Mexico, her family in Maine and her beloved dogs, Koko and Tina. No service at this time. Donations in her name may be made to Lap Dog Rescue of NM, PO Box 1316, Tijeras, NM 87059 or www.lapdogrescue.org
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WENZLER -- Raymond E. Wenzler, 83, a resident of Albuquerque since 1971, passed away on January 3, 2008. Mr. Wenzler retired from the United States Army as a Major, Medical Service Corps in New York in 1963 after serving his country for 21 years. He served in Europe during World War II, and the Korean War from 1950-1951 with the 2nd Infantry Division where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. His later assignments were at Ft. Lewis and Madigan General Hospital in Washington State, Ft. Knox, KY, Germany, and St. Albans Naval Hospital in New York. He graduated from Brooklyn Tech High School in Brooklyn, NY in 1943; received a BS from Long Island University in 1962, and an MS from St. John's University in New York in1964. After retirement from the US Army, he was a high school teacher and administrator at several secondary schools on Long Island, a stockbroker with Dean Witter (now Morgan Stanley) in New York and Albuquerque. In 1974 he was employed by the Albuquerque National Bank (now Bank of America) until 1990 when he retired as Sr. Vice-President & Mgr. of the Investment Division. He was also a retired Adjunct Professor Emeritus from Webster University. In 1994 he retired from the board of directors of Union Savings Bank where he had been a member and chairman. He was an active member of Our Lady of the Annunciation Church and the DAV. He is survived by his wife, Cenia, to whom he has been married for over 61 years; two sons, Joseph of Kennesaw, GA and Charles of Scottsdale, AZ; a sister, Marie Maggio of Trumbull, CT; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A Rosary will be recited at Daniels Family Funeral Services, 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque at 6:00 p. on Tuesday, January 8, 2008. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 8:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Annunciation Church, 2532 Vermont NE, Albuquerque on Wednesday, January 9, 2008 with Father Bennett J. Voorhies officiating. Interment will follow at 11:30 a.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery with full military honors. Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE Albuquerque, NM 87103 (505) 821-0010 www.danielsfuneral.com
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WHITTINGHILL -- Holly S. Whittinghill, 55, died suddenly at home December 15, 2007. She is survived by her daughter, Jordan; her father, Robert; sisters, Judy and Georgie; brother, Greg; niece, Kim; nephews, Chris, Josh and Randell; and numerous other family and friends. Her greatest joy was her daughter and family; her friendship and contagious laughter will be sincerely missed by all who knew her. Memorial Services will be Saturday, January 12, 2008, 2:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. Burial has taken place. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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WOODS -- Mr. Catarino H. Woods Jr., 76, a resident of Albuquerque passed away on January 3, 2008. Mr. Woods is survived by his wife of fifty five years, Carmen Woods; children, Christina Wolfel and husband, Richard Sr., Ben Woods and wife, Debra, Cynthia Anaya; sister, Reyna Trujillo; eleven grandchildren, Bernadette, Jason, Rachel, Richard Jr., Nathalie, Benjamin, Angelo, Toni, Jeannie, Jerry, Larry; 11 great-grandchildren, Mariah, Jordon, Isaiah, Liliana, Haylie, Anthony, Isaac, Ezekiel, Isaiah, Trinity, Anessa and many other extended family members. Mr. Woods was a member of the Catholic Church, a Veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict, and the American Legion, Post 13. Visitation will be Sunday, January 6, 2008, from 1:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel with a Rosary to be recited at 2:00 p.m. Final visitation will be from 8:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. Monday, January 7, 2008, in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at St. Edwin Catholic Church, 2105 Barcelona SW at 9:00am, Father Bill Sanchez, presider. Interment will follow at San Jose de Armijo Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jason Wolfel, Richard Wolfel Jr., Benjamin Woods, Angelo Woods, Jerry Anaya and Larry Anaya. Honorary pallbearer will be Dennis Chavez. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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