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BACA -- GREGORIO Mr. Gregorio Baca, 90, born in Mountainair, New Mexico and now a resident of Albuquerque passed away on February 8, 2008, peacefully at home with his family by his side, and is now in Heaven with Our Lord. Mr. Baca is the beloved father to Gregg E. Baca and wife, Elsa, Yvonne Baca, Yvette McGrath and husband, Brian, Yolaine Robinson and husband, Mark, Yolanda Baca and husband, Lennie Pitkin, Yolette Sontag and husband, Joe. Mr. Baca is also survived by his three sisters, Rosalie Beach, Griselda Ortega, Stella Dubbin and husband, Marvin; one brother, Louie Baca and wife, Joan; 39 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and many other loved ones. Mr. Baca was a member of the Catholic Church and a Veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II. A visitation for Mr. Baca will be Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel with a Rosary to be recited at 8:30 a.m. by Eileen Montoya. A Funeral Service will follow at 9:00 a.m. by Deacon Manuel Montoya. A Committal Service will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. Pallbearers will be Taurug Baca, Moses Uribe Baca, Gabriel McLain, Daniel Robinson, Gregg Johnson and Joe Sontag. Honorary pallbearers will be Arthur U. Baca, Richard U. Baca, Joshua Cherry, Samson Provencio, Michael Provencio, David Robinson, and Christopher Johnson. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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BOWER -- Joe C. Bower, age 84, of Shenango Presbyterian Senior Care, New Wilmington, PA, formerly of 1277 George St. Ext., Sharon, died Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at the home where has resided since 2004. Mr. Bower was born July 15, 1923 in Greenville, PA, the son of the late Ralph E. and Malinda Mowry Bower. He was a 1941 graduate of the former Fredonia-Delaware High School. He earned a bachelor's degree from Slippery Rock State College and his master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He received advanced credity at Westminster College and several other universities. Mr. Bower was a biology teacher at Sandy Lake High School for four years, at Sharon High School for 30 years, and retired in 1981. He later worked as a park ranger at Shenango recreation area for several years. Joe was a member of Shenango Lodge #668 F&AM, now Shenango Lodge #810, Hermitage; member, director, and past secretary of Western Reserve Fish and Game Protective Association. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and outdoor activities, and for many years, during retirement, participated in the Senior Olympics. Mr. Bower served in the US Navy three years in WWII and was a a radio operator for 18 months in the South Pacific. His wife, the former Margaret V. Pizor, whom he married June 11, 1949, died November 30, 2005. He is survived by two sons; Dr. David Bower of Athens, OH and Dr. Bruce Bower and his wife, Dr. Susan Little, of San Diego, CA; four grandchildren, Matthew Bower and wife, Stephanie, of Rio Rancho, NM, Aaron Bower of Albuquerque, NM, and Kevin and Lauren Bower of San Diego, CA. Preceded in death by brother, Frank L. Bower. The family requests memorial tributes to Alzheimer's Association or American Hearth Association. The family expresses appreciation to the staff of Shenango Presbyterian Senior Care; Dr. Morgenstern and staff; home caregiver, Faith McClimans; and neighbor, Joe Brashen. Funeral Services are Saturday, February 16, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. in Harold W. Stevenson Funeral Home, 264 E. State St., Sharon, PA with Rev. Pam Maloney, associate pastor officiating. Friends will be received in the funeral home Friday, February 15, 2008 4 p.m to 6 p.m. Interment at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Arrangements by: JOSEPH P. BRASHEN FUNERAL SERVICE 264 E. STATE ST. SHARON, PA
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BRADY -- Laura Ann Brady, 84, resident of Albuquerque and former resident of Woodhaven, NY and Long Island, NY, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2008. She leaves her cousins in Long Island, NY, Hobart, NY, and Pooler, GA; and her cousins, Julie and Bob Moslow of Albuquerque, NM. Services will be held Friday, February 15, 2008, 10:00 a.m., at the Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum Chapel at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE (505)345-3536. Friends may visit one hour prior to service. Entombment will follow. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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BUSH -- Mary C. Bush died February 8, 2008, at the age of 75. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at St. Anne Catholic Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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CARROLL -- Michael F. Carroll, age 61, a lifelong resident of Bernalillo, passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2008. He was born on March 20, 1946 in Albuquerque to Bill and Billie Carroll. Michael is survived by his wife of 37 years, Annie; two children, Lisa Benavidez and Michael J. Carroll; one grandson, Fonzie Benavidez; one aunt, Connie Carroll of Florida; and other relatives and friends. Michael worked for Plains Electric for 30 years and retired from PNM in 2005. He was a volunteer firefighter in Bernalillo for 41 years, retiring as Fire Chief in 2002. For 20 plus years, Michael was known as Santa Claus in Bernalillo, handing out goodies for many children through the years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Bernalillo, and a very active parish member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. Rosary Service will be recited Wednesday, February 13, 2008, 7:00 p.m., at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, February 14, 2008, 1:00 p.m., at the church. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ralph Chavez, Leonard Prairie, George Chavez, Tom Salazar, Jack Satriana, and Peter Lyle. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Vincent DePaul in care of OLOS, P.O. Box 607 Bernalillo, NM 87004. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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CHAVEZ -- Bernardo "Bernie" Chavez, 66, lifelong resident of Albuquerque passed away on Sunday February 10, 2008 at home with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Solomon & Guadalupe Chavez and sister, Priscilla Dauber. He is survived by his wife, Eva Chavez, daughter, Normanda Chavez; son, Gabriel Chavez and beloved grandson, Gabriel Chavez Jr. He is also survived by his twin brother, Peter Chavez, brothers, Jacob Chavez, Robert Chavez; sisters, Frances Romero and Anna Maes and many other dear family and friends who loved and will miss him. Bernie was born and raised in Martineztown. He was a retired U. S. Postal Letter Carrier, a 1960 graduate of Albuquerque High School and an original member of Los Madrugadores Golf Club. The family would like to thank the staff and special friends from NM Artificial Kidney Center for their support and courage during the last 9 years. Visitations for Bernie will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 2008 between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. with Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. in the 8th Street Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, February 14, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the Spanish Seventh Day Adventist Church located at 5200 Iliff Road NW. Interment will take place at Mount Calvary cemetery following the service. Pallbearers will be Juan Gonzales, Mike Malone, Ernest Gutierrez, Gerald Padilla, Porfirio Lopez and Ray Ortiz. Honorary pallbearers will be Edwin Sanchez and Ricardo Maldonado. Funeral services are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222 www.danielsfuneral.com
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COFFELT -- Junior Walter Coffelt, 82, a resident of Rio Rancho since 1993, passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2008. Walter was born November 27, 1925 the son of Walter and Clara Henderson Coffelt in Silver Lake, Missouri. He had worked as a security officer for LANL and NTS before he retired. He is a United States Navy Veteran of World War II. After serving his country, he lived in Los Angeles, CA from 1946 to 1961, then moved to Los Alamos, NM and in 1993 he moved to Rio Rancho. Walter is also a long time member of the VFW, the American Legion, and in recent years became a member of the Disabled American Veterans. He was preceded in death by his wife, Tessie Coffelt; and one grandchild, Matthew Coffelt; six brothers; and two sisters. Survivors are three children, Everett, Kerry, and Theresa; nine grandchildren; and fourteen great grandchildren; and one sister, Emma Hudson. Interment will be at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, February 15, 2008 at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe. The Memorial Service for Walter will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2008 at the Central Baptist Church, 501 Aztec NW, Albuquerque, with Pastor Hilcias Barrios officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Federation of the Blind, 2828 Carlisle Blvd. NE, Suite B, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Arrangements entrusted to Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Road SE Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124 892-9920 www.danielsfuneral.com
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CREEK -- HAZEL MARY In loving memory of Hazel M. Creek. Beloved sister, mother and grandmother. Preceded in death by Johnie Creek-spouse; Jerry Creek-son; Jimmie Creek-son; Johnie Lee Creek-daughter; Johnny Estep-brother; Dwayne Estep-brother. She is survived by Mary Eppard of Aztec, NM, Bobby Creek of Big Lake, TX, Rose Willoughby of Placitas, NM, Theresa Williams of Olton, TX, Ben J. Creek of Los Lunas, NM. Grandchildren: Johnny Lockeby, Lonny Creek, Stella Cahall, Tammy Blakely, Robby Lockeby, Leland Creek, Johnnie Creek, Jerry Creek, JT Creek, Monte Willoughby, BJ Creek and Heidi Creek. 24 great-grandkids and one great-great-grandchild. She was loved by so many and God's newest angel will be dearly missed by all. Funeral Services to held at Riverside Funeral Home February 14, 2008 at 12:00 internment to follow at Santa Fe Nat'l Cemetery at 3:00 p.m.
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DAVIDSON -- Opal Mae Davidson, 90, a resident of Albuquerque since 1950, died February 9, 2008. She is survived by her children, Carl Davidson and Diana Davidson; grandchildren, Scott Davidson and wife, Teri, Christine Yates and husband, Doug, Jason Willins, Curt Davidson, Crystal Holmes and husband, Ron, Chad Davidson and wife, Kellie; 10 great-grandchildren; her siblings, Lester, Art and Lessie; and many other family members and dear friends. Mrs. Davidson was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Carl Boyd Davidson, Sr. and several other family members. Opal was the creator and owner of Opal's Silver and Turquoise Jewelry for 35 years. Mrs. Davidson was a renaissance woman, able to change with the times. She was a great seamstress and a wonderful cook. Services will be Saturday, February 16, 2008, 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary, University Blvd. NE, Friday, February 15, 2008, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. or Saturday, February 16, 2008, 9:00 a.m. until service. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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DURAN -- Stella Duran, age 86, a native of New Mexico, passed away February 5, 2008. The family would like to thank all of their relatives and friends who attended the Rosary and Funeral Service. 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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EDWELL -- CRISTINO J SR. Passed away on Friday February 8, 2008 with his family at home. Services will be held Thursday, February 14, 2008 10:00 a.m. at Rio Grande Baptist Church, 2121 Gun Club Rd SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105, (505) 877-0535
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EDWELL -- Cristino J. Edwell Sr. Good and faithful servant. Cristino, born April 14, 1950 in Belen, NM, gained his eternal reward on February 8, 2008 at home surrounded by his loving family. Cristino, the son of Fedelino and Susie Edwell, was a long time resident of Albuquerque. Cristino graduated from Belen High School in 1968. He was an avid fisherman and held the Rio Brazos area dear to his heart. As a self taught musician, he played many instruments including the guitar and drums and played with many bands. He was a singer and performer. He performed at the Belen and Los Lunas fiestas, many church functions and other festivities, since the age of 15. His dog "Dolly" brought much joy to his life during his illness. He is survived by his long time companion, Vanessa Pohl; parents, Fedelino and Susie Edwell; children, Cristino Edwell Jr. and wife, Veronica, Roberta Edwell and fiance, Andres Pacheco, Billie Edwell, Damion and Issac Pohl; brothers, Demecio Edwell and wife, Bonnie, Phillip Edwell and wife, Denise; sisters, Patty Padilla and Veronica E. Gutierrez; grandchildren, Ann Marie, Jacob, and Cristina Edwell, Estrellita Edwell, Antonio and Desiray Pacheco; a special nephew and niece that adored him, Brandon and Cassandra Gutierrez; many aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and friends who loved and will miss him dearly. Cristino was a very gifted man; we liked to say he was a "Jack of all Trades, Master of None." He touched the hearts and inspired the lives of many. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in Belen.
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ESQUIBEL -- Ivan Esquibel was called home to be with the Lord Jesus after a long courageous battle with colon cancer on Sunday, February 10, 2008. He was a lifelong resident of Albuquerque; and the owner and operator of Ivan's Lock and Key Mobile Service. He was preceded in death by Sam Esquibel, Jimmy Esquibel, Joey, and Rocky. Ivan is survived by his loving wife, Anna (Garcia) Esquibel; Tanya Bachicha, Preston Jacobs Jr., Dominique Castillo, Sophie Esquibel, Stella Lemke, Doretta Salazar, Doreen Castillo, Connie Armijo, Isabel Esquibel, Ed Joiner, Brian Trino, the Lucero, Garcia, and Romero families; as well as many other family members and friends. Ivan will be greatly missed by his family and friends. The Esquibel family will be receiving relatives and friends Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services-Alameda Mortuary. A Memorial Rosary will be recited Friday morning at 8:00 a.m., followed by Funeral Services at 9:00 a.m. at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church. Inurnment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Funeral Services are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Alameda Mortuary 9420 Fourth Street, NW (505) 898-3160 www.danielsfuneral.com
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GERBER -- Morris Gerber, 94, passed away on February 5, 2008. Arrangements are being entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010 www.danielsfuneral.com
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HEINS -- Omar Heins, 96, died peacefully in his sleep on January 17, 2008. Omar was born in Corder, MO on November 30, 1911, the sixth child of Adolf Conrad and Flora Marie Frerking Heins. His parents brought him to Jesus for his baptism on Christmas Eve 1911 at Zion Lutheran Church in Corder, MO. His mother died when he was ten years old and he subsequently moved to Ruskin, NE to live with his sister, Lucile Deterding, and joined his younger brothers, Roscoe and Melvin. He confirmed his Christian faith in 1928 at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Ruskin, NE. In 1932, his sister, Lucile, convinced him to go to college. Omar graduated from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln in 1936 with an Electrical Engineering degree. Following a year in Hastings, NE working for a Power and Irrigation District, he was hired by the Tennessee Valley Authority in 1938. The next year he found employment with the Department of Agriculture in Albuquerque. In March of 1941, Omar was called into active duty in the Army as a 2nd Lieutenant, as he had taken R.O.T.C. at the University of Nebraska. He served with numerous Armored Divisions before being ordered to join the 778th Tank Battalion as a staff officer. In September of 1944, he joined Patton's Third Army in France and the Tank Battalion along with the 95th Infantry Division moved through France and into Germany taking in 109,000 German prisoners, many fleeing from the Russians to surrender to the Americans. He was promoted to the rank of Major by General Patton on January 1, 1945 and was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service. He retired from the Army Reserves at a Lt. Colonel and returned to Albuquerque in December of 1945. A year later, Omar accepted a position with the Atomic Energy Commission at Sandia Base, subsequently renamed Sandia National Laboratories, as an Electrical Engineer and remained there until his retirement 1974. He built his home on 1314 Columbia Drive NE in the 1950's and lived there until his death. Omar was gifted. At 17, he painted a 2x3 foot picture of the Matterhorn which hung in his home all of his life. Drawings from a college art class reveal his talent, and his photographs reveal his eye for creation. He learned from his Uncle Alfred in Ruskin, NE how to repair harnesses and shoes for the farmers. He had his own painting business while living there. He enjoyed traveling and first traveled across America in his Model T. After his retirement, he enjoyed traveling around the world. He enjoyed sports and saw Alabama beat Washington State at the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day in 1931. He was a good steward of his finances and has gifted numerous organizations with his estate. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred, and his second wife, Mary; his brothers, Ralph, Norbert, and Melvin; his sisters, Lucile Deterding, Vera Slaughter and Ramona Lovci. He is survived by his brother, Roscoe, of Poulsbo, WA and many nieces and nephews. A military Graveside Service was held on January 26, 2008 at Sandia Memory Gardens. Memorial gifts may be presented to The Ranches, 6209 Hendrix Road NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010 www.danielsfuneral.com
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HORCASITAS -- Nan Horcasitas, age 49 of Albuquerque, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2008 at a local hospital. She was born May 20, 1958 in Morris, IL to Lester and Bernace Kruger. Despite an auto accident in 1985 which left her confined to a wheel chair from a spinal cord injury; she attended not only TVI where she earned her associates degree in accounting, but also the College of Santa Fe were she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration. Upon graduation she opened and operated Nan's Office Works in Albuquerque, provided book keeping services for El Pinto Restaurant for many years, and was on the board of Directors of Hospitality, Inc. Surviving are her sister, Janet (Paul) Lukas of Joilet, IL; her brother, Edward Kruger of Chicago, IL; close friend and former husband, Richard Horcasitas of Albuquerque, NM; several nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles; her close and dear friends, Arthur and Jeanne Burnley of Placitas, NM and Jim Garcia of Albuquerque, NM. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral Services will be held Friday, February 15, 2008, 12 noon, at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. Friends and relatives may visit French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 11:00 a.m. until service time. Nan was a great inspiration to many people as she faced her challenges with dignity each and every day. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400 www.frenchmortuary.com
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HUNTER -- MaryAnn, 79, lifelong resident of Belen and Albuquerque, NM, passed away peacefully at home among family and friends on February 5, 2008. She was preceded in death by her son, Eric Hunter. She is survived by her husband, Bobby and grandsons, Eric Daniel, Michael and Orion. She is also survived by four brothers, Alfredo, Elesio, Johnny and Felix Chavez. MaryAnn was loved by many family and friends and will forever be remembered for her loving care for all. Cremation has already taken place. Rosary and Communion Service will be at St. Edwin Church at 2105 Barcelona Rd. SW, at 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 15, 2008. Immediately following Church Services, a brief Gravesite Service will be conducted at Mt. Calvary Cementary, 1900 Edith Blvd. NE
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KOZLOWSKI -- Victoria " Vicky" Kozlowski May 8, 1953 - February, 13 2006 It's been a long two years mom since you were taken from us. With each day that goes by our hearts are trying to heal, but it's so hard because we lost such a wonderful mom. We were so lucky to have you in our lives to help guide us, but we know your still doing the same in heaven. You meant so very much to us. We want you to know that you are always in our hearts, no matter where we go or what we do. We love and miss you. Love, Don, Donny, Niki, David, and Angela. Grandma, we miss and love you so much. Love, Tyler and Ava.
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LAIRD -- CLIFFORD E. Clifford E. Laird passed away on February 7. 2008. He was 82 years old and had been a resident of Albuquerque for 13 years. Cliff was both a veteran of WWII and Korea War. He is survived by his loving wife Emma Duco Laird; his two children C. E. Laird and Linda Weaks and their spouses. He is also survived by his beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The internment will take place in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
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LEATHERS -- David C. Leathers passed away at his home on February 8, 2008, surrounded by his loving family. How does one summarize the life of a man with a brilliant mind and a keen sense of humor, who accomplished so much in his lifetime. He was a loving and caring son, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend to all who allowed him into his life. David leaves behind to mourn him, his loving wife, Juanita (Gutierrez) Leathers, whom he married on September 5, 1957. From this union, two beautiful children were created: a loving and doting son, Martin Leathers and wife Wendy and their families; a loving and doting daughter, Diane Leathers-Alarcon and husband Gerald and their families. Other survivors include a brother, Wallace Leathers and wife, Linda; a sister, Marjorie Spaller and husband, Richard, all from Painesville, Ohio; a former sister-in-law, Alice Leathers from Fairport Harbor, Ohio; his computer buddy, Roger Munoz from Albuquerque; his dear friends and neighbors, Rudy and Emily Garcia, who were there with a helping hand and delicious meals that he so enjoyed. The family thanks Presbyterian Hospice for their professional and tender care they provided, especially Dr. John Liljestrand; all the nurses, particularly Joyce Wesselink and Social Worker Linda Horwitz, who walked him through his darkest moments. Cremation has taken place and his remains will be carried to his final resting place by his godchild, David Martinez. A Graveside Service will be held at the Santa Fe National Cemetery on Friday, February 15, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. with Military Honors. He was a proud U.S. Navy Veteran, having honorably served during World War II, aboard the USS Pasadena. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to Presbyterian Hospice, 8300 Constitution Ave NE. Albuquerque, NM. 87110. (505) 559-1133. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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LOPEZ -- Josephine L. Lopez, 79, passed away February 7th after a serious illness. She was preceded in death by her parents: Juan B. and Virginia Lovato and by her husband of 51 years: Elijio Leo Lopez. Josephine was a faithful wife, devoted mother, and adoring grandmother. She touched the lives and hearts of all who knew her. Her many years of community service, generous acts of charity and volunteer efforts throughout her life were done with energetic compassion and tireless effort. She turned those efforts into social events and made all who worked with her love and appreciate her endearing qualities and humorous narratives. Thanks to all of the family, friends and acquaintances who touched and enhanced her life. She is survived by her children: Andrew Lopez, Fedrick D. Lopez and wife, Christine; Roberta M. Lopez-Taylor, Diego L. Lopez, Anthony L. Lopez, J. Julian Lopez, Enrique J. Lopez and Francis M. J. Lopez; grandchildren: Charles Taylor and Heather Taylor-Deli and husband, Alexander Deli; Nicholas Hornsby-Lopez, Julia Lopez, Jilian Lopez, Alaric Lopez, Adelaide and Sinaed Lopez; "sisters": Lila Roque, Christina Chavez, Tillie Fernandez, Rita Serna, Ruby Castillo, Lucy Herrera; "brother": Tony Herrera. She will be sorely missed by her multitude of friends. A Rosary will be Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, 5311 Phoenix NE. Friday, a Eulogy will begin at 9:50 a.m. followed by a Life Celebration Mass at 10:00 a.m. also at Queen of Heaven. Burial will be at 1:00 p.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Alaric Lopez, Alexander Deli, Patrick Romero, Oliver Wilton, Danny Arriola, Gerald Castillo. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Taylor, Nicholas Hornsby-Lopez, Tony Herrera, Jim Lobato and Louis Chavez. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to her favorite charity - The Salvation Army, PO Drawer 27690, Albuquerque, NM 87125. The Salazar family of REFLECTIONS Funerals & Life Celebrations 2400 Washington Street NE 884-5777 www.ReflectionofLife.com
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LOPEZ -- Ramona F. Lopez passed away after a long illness on Monday, February 11, 2008. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Tany Lisa Ruso; father, Felix Lopez; and sister, Maria Lopez. She is survived by her children, Nona Carter, Tyrone Carter, and Matilda Lovato; mother, Eulalia Lopez; grandchildren, Amorsita, Charles, Jasmine, Agustin, Daimara, Favian, and Pauline; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. A Rosary for Mrs. Lopez will be recited on Thursday, February 14, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, February 15, 2008 also at Holy Rosary Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Mt. Cavalry Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Billy Sliverland, Favian Andazola, Daryl Ramirez, Jessie Herrera, Manuel Burciaga, and Manuel Ochoa. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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LUCERO -- Alice Ramona Lucero went home to be with the Lord on February 8, 2008 at the age of 79. She was born in Las Vegas, NM to Patricio and Victoria Lucero. To her aunt and uncle she was known as Raymie. She is survived by her daughter, Gloria A. Lucero; son, Gilbert Lucero; brother-in-law, Willie Archuleta; nephew, Robert Richard Lucero (who was like her own son); along with several nieces and nephews; great-nieces and -nephews; great-great-nieces and -nephews; cousins; and her family in Las Vegas, NM and in the Albuquerque area and surrounding states. She will be missed by all. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 2008 between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. in the Stover Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Final visitations will be held on Thursday, February 14, 2008 between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. in the Stover Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment for Alice will take place at Mount Calvary Cemetery following the Mass. Pallbearers will be Ralph Archuleta, Kenneth Archuleta Jr., Larry Archuleta Jr., Angelo Archuleta, Shawn Maldonado, and Antone Valenzuela. Honorary pallbearers will be Matthew Gallegos, Joseph Archuleta, Frank Archuleta, Placido Maldonado, Angelo Gallegos, and Pete Maldonado. Funeral Services are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222 www.danielsfuneral.com
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MARTINEZ -- Larry Martinez, 61 went to be with his lord on February 10, 2008. He was born on November 26, 1946 in Roswell, NM to Ben and Trina Martinez. Larry was preceded in death by his mother and father Ben and Trina Martinez and his brother Moises Martinez. He is survived by his wife Virginia Martinez and his sister Patricia Martinez and his three sons Ernesto Martinez, Benjamin Martinez and his wife Margaret Martinez and Jeremy Martinez and his wife Angie Martinez. Also surviving are his 5 grandchildren Anthony, Ernesto, Amanda, Desiree, and Brianna. The Services will be held at the First Spanish Fruit Avenue Baptist Church at 812 Fruit Avenue NW at 2:00 p.m. on February 14, 2008. The Martinez family would like to thank Andy and Tina Viera, family and friends for all their support.
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MOE -- Johnny B. Moe, 41, a resident of Santa Cruz, passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2008. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald E. Moe; brother, Chester C. Duran; sister, Judy Angel Moe and grandparents, Celestino and Jane Gallegos. Johnny was the owner of Moe Maintenance and was well known and respected through out Albuquerque and the Espamola Community. He was a wonderful husband, father, son and God-father, but most of all he was a wonderful caring and kind friend to everyone he knew and met along the path of life. He loved to fish, camp and loved children. He was always willing to help anyone in need and would say, "A good deed a day will never hurt anyone." He had the biggest heart. Johnny is survived by his son, Justin Moe; daughter, Linnea Moe, both of Albuquerque; mother of his children, Ana Lucia Moe of Albuquerque; mother, Sofie B. Moe of Santa Cruz; brothers, Leonard Duran of Santa Cruz, Robert Duran of San Antonio, Texas, Donald Moe and wife Louella of San Pedro and Melvin Moe of Santa Cruz; sister, Donna Talachy and companion Anthony Gutierrez; God-daughters, Jenessa Palomares and Cierra Rodriguez; father and mother-in-law, Arthur G. and Angela Salazar and numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and other relatives and friends. A Devotional Service was held on Sunday, February 10, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home. Memorial Service was on Monday, February 11, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. also at Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home. Burial followed at the Loma Vista Cemetery in Alcalde. Honorary pallbearers named are, Efraim Rodriguez, Eusevio Salcedo, Miguel Salazar, Lenny Ortiz, Anthony Gutierrez, Emiliano Salazar, Anthony Martinez and Anthony Martinez of Albuquerque, Tommy Martinez and Gary Duran. The family of Johnny B. Moe has entrusted his cremation services to DeVargas Funeral Home of the Espanola Valley.
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MORRISON -- James Thomas Morrison passed away February 7, 2008 in Albuquerque, NM, two days short of his 96th birthday. He was born in New York City and spent much of his life living in Point Arena, CA, where he will be interred. He is survived by his wife, MaBelle Morrison; stepson David Weymouth and his wife, Susan Weymouth, all of Albuquerque.
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NOE -- Robert Clark Noe, 82, died February 8, 2008 in Gallup, New Mexico after a lengthy illness. His family, the oldest in Gallup, had come there in 1885, when New Mexico was still a territory. After graduating from Gallup High School, he attended UNM where he earned a BSME in 1945. While attending UNM, Robert was Drum Major and student Director for the Naval ROTC Band and a member of the UNM Orchestra. After graduating from UNM he was sent to Naval Training School at North Carolina State in Raleigh, North Carolina. There, on VJ Day, 1945, he and his wife Sally, also a Gallup native, were married. At the end of WWII, he was deployed to the Philippines on the YMS 11, the last wooden minesweeper from WWI. Robert was a Lieutenant JG in the US Navy and served from 1943 to 1946. He remained in the Naval Reserve for another 20 years. Following his Naval service, Robert was employed by the Phelps-Dodge Corporation in Morenci, Arizona. He and his wife returned to Gallup in 1947 where he worked with his father, T.C. "Pappy" Noe, a contractor and dirt track sprint racer. After serving on the Town Council, he became the Electric Utility Director for the City of Gallup until his retirement in 1987. As Utility Director, Robert's publications included "Electric Utility Distribution" and "Switch Gear Installation". His achievements with the City of Gallup include the design and publication of the first official city logo and the rehabilitation and modernization of the electric utility distribution over the course of eleven years- paid for completely with operating revenue only. He is listed in Who's Who in Technology. As a member of 20-30 Club, Robert designed and helped build their race track. He served as flagman for the races there. He was a Life Member of the Elks, BPOE 1330, as well as AIPE, APPA, the Archaeological Society of New Mexico, the Church of the Holy Spirit, Episcopal and the Gallup Historical Society. He worked with the Historical Society to establish their museum at the old Rex Hotel on historic Rt. 66 and their other building projects. Robert bowled for 20 years and also enjoyed fishing, travel and helping the Little Sisters of the Poor. Robert is survived by his wife of sixty-two years, Sally and his children, William Dean and Diana of Gallup, Thomas Clark of Albuquerque, and Katharine Merry of Belen. He is also survived by grandchildren, Jason Foutz and Maresa Thompson of Albuquerque, Christopher Noe of Firestone, Colorado, Amber Renee and Drew Hosford of Clarksville, Tennessee. and great-grandson Alex Hosford, also of Clarksville. Services will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 1:00 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Episcopal in Gallup. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor in Gallup.
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PADILLA -- Erminio Padilla, age 60, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother was called to be with the Lord, Sunday, February 10, 2008. He was born in San Juan, NM and was a resident of Albuquerque. He served his country in the United States Army and was a member of the American Legion Post # 69 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Erminio is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Dolores Padilla; his children, Anthony Padilla and wife, Victoria, Michael Padilla, Paul Padilla and wife, Rickette, and Consuelo Baca and husband, Ernie; 12 grandchildren; his brother, Eugene Padilla and wife, Bernadette; and many other family members and friends. Erminio will be greatly missed by his loving family an friends. A Rosary will be recited this evening, Wednesday, February 13, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, February 15, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. at San Miguel Church in Rivera, NM. Interment will follow at San Juan Community Cemetery in San Juan, NM. Pallbearers will be Jonathan Garcia, Gabino Baca Jr., Ray Padilla, Dominic Padilla, Matthew Vigil, and Leroy Esquibel. Funeral Services are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Alameda Mortuary 9420 Fourth St. NW 898-3160 www.danielsfuneral.com
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POWERS -- Donald Powers, 64, passed away on February 7, 2008. Mr. Powers had been a resident of Las Palomas Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2008 at Daniels Funeral Services, 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd., NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010 www.danielsfuneral.com
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SEYBURN -- Alyce Goldblatt Seyburn, 96, formerly of West Bloomfield, Michigan passed away on January 11, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Bernard Seyburn. Dear mother of Beverly (Dr. Walter) Forman and the late Arlene (the late Dr. Wesley) Green. Devoted grandmother of 11 grandchildren. Adoring great grandmother of 21 great-grandchildren. She gave the gift of love to her family and was greatly loved in return.
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TAFOYA -- Stella L. Tafoya born July 8, 1934 in Brilliant New Mexico passed into the loving arms of Jesus on Monday February 11, 2008. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Elias and Jesusita Duran, daughter Arlene Valdez; son, Robert Marquez; and two sisters and five brothers. Stella is survived by her daughters, Juanita Marquez, Diana Gaudio, Roberta Evans and husband, Kevin, and Lena Duran. Sons, Larry Tafoya and wife, Kathy, Paul Tafoya, Richard Tafoya and wife Kim. 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; four sisters; and one brother, and countless friends and family members.Visitation is Wednesday February 13, 2008 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Riverside Funeral Home, 225 San Mateo NE, Albuquerque NM. Services will be held Thursday February 14, 2008 at Calvary of Albuquerque, 4001 Osuna NE, Albuquerque NM at 10:00 a.m. with interment following at Sunset Memorial Park. Pallbearers are Aaron Tafoya, Robert Marquez, Brandon Valdez, Paul Tafoya Jr., Stephen Vazquez, and John Paul Duran. Honorary Pallbearers are Ruben Marquez and Richard Marquez.
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TORRES -- Charles Anthony Happy 34th birthday and Happy Valentine's Day. We love and miss you always. Mom and Dad, Paul and Ali, Liz and Joe, and of course, Charley Grace!
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ULIBARRI -- Arsenio (Archie) Ulibarri passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at the age of 84. Burial will take place at the Santa Fe National Cemetery on Thursday, February 14, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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VARGAS -- Margaret B. Vargas went home to be with the Lord on February 8, 2008 at the age of 69. She was born on September 21, 1938. She was preceded in death by her parents Jose Luis and Carlotta Bachicha and sister Louisa Vargas. She is survived by her daughter Maria (Gloria) Salazar Luna and husband Patrick, her son Michael Garcia and wife Marylou, her six grandchildren; Jerry Salazar, Lori Archuleta and husband Toby, Manuel Salazar, Jacqueline Garcia, Star Garcia, Rozland Luna and five great grandchildren; Jeremiah Salazar, Aubrianna Archuleta, Gabriel Salazar, Franchesca Archuleta, Angelica Archuleta, and Santiago Garcia Salazar, along with her sister Nina Gomez and husband Nate and two brothers, Joe Bachica and Steve Bachica; niece Carolyn Torrez and great niece Tanya Garcia. The pallbearers will be Jerry Salazar, Manuel Salazar, Toby Archuleta, Billy Gilbert, Louie Gomez, and Michael Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Jacqueline Garcia and Star Garcia. She will be missed by all. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. also at Daniels Family Funeral Services-Stover Chapel with interment to take place at Fairview Memorial Park. Funeral services are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222 www.danielsfuneral.com
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ZAMORA -- Eleno "Leonard" M. Zamora Jr., born September 17,1925 was called to be with our Heavenly Father on January 13, 2008. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 46 years, Mary "Stella" Chavez. Leonard is survived by his three brothers, Lee (Stella), Billy (Candy) and Robert (Donna); his five children, Don Zamora, Lorraine Milligan, Valerie Silva, Rhonda Yrene, Len Zamora; ten grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Leonard also leaves behind many dear relatives and a lifetime of friends. Leonard served in the United States Coast Guard and Navy during WWII and Korean War. "Toastie" went onto a 32 year career with the Albuquerque Fire Department. Leonard was an avid golfer and devoted family man who also loved to sing. Memorial Service will be held in his memory at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, 811 Guaymas Pl. NE, on Friday, February 15, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. The Graveside Service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Family and Friends are invited to gather at VFW Post 401, 2011 Girard Blvd. SE, after the burial in Santa Fe. In lieu of flowers please send memorial donations to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014.
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ZUGGER -- Margaret Mary (nee Watkins) Zugger passed away Thursday, January 24, 2008, after a heroic 11 year battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband, Henry of Buffalo, NY; son, Father Christopher Zugger, Pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Albuquerque since 1985; daughters, Elizabeth DiChristina and husband, Richard and Pamela Baia and husband, Ron; and granddaughters, Rebecca and Rene Baia, all of Buffalo, NY. Parastas will be celebrated Thursday, February 14, 2008, 7:00 p.m., at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Byzantine Rite Catholic Church, 1837 Alvarado Dr. NE. A reception will follow in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund at the Church, 1837 Alvarado Dr. NE, Albuquerque, 87110. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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