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ARMIJO -- Jerry F. Armijo, 49, passed away February 20, 2008. He is survived by his brothers; Arthur Armijo and wife, Della, Ralph Armijo, and James Anthony Armijo; sister Gloria Armijo; and many nieces and nephews. Visitations will be held Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at Salazar and Sons Mortuary from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. a Rosary will be recited Tuesday evening following the Visitation at 7:00 p.m. Graveside interment service will be held Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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BAZAN -- Abel William Bazan, age 65 went to be with the Lord February 22, 2008 Abie is survived by his loving wife Debbie Bazan, son Abel Bazan Jr. and girlfriend Judy Chavez, daughters Maria Bazan, Patricia Garcia-Bazan and husband Carlos, Debra Bazan-Lopez and husband Freddie Lopez; Stepchildren, Carlos Hernandez and wife Daisy, Stephanie Hernandez and husband Steve Baca and Vanessa Hernandez; Brothers John Bazan, George Bazan and wife Della, Danny Bazan and wife Maryann; Sister Gloria Garduno and husband Eloy; Thirteen grandchildren and one great grandson as well as many other family members and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his father Emilio "Shorty" Bazan, mother Ruby Bazan; and sister Rosie Bazan. Abie retired from the Albuquerque Veterans Hospital and was proud to serve in the US Air Force. He also loved collecting Coke memorabilia. A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE AMBERCARE NURSES AND STAFF. ABIE LOVED YOU AS WE KNOW YOU LOVED HIM. A Rosary will take place at Sacred Heart Church 412 Stover SW, Tuesday February 26 at 7:00pm. Mass will be recited at Sacred Heart Church on Wednesday February 27 at 10:30 am with interment at Mount Calvary Cemetary immediately following the service. Pallbearers will be George Bazan, Freddie Lopez Jr, Carlos Garcia-Bazan, Carlos Hernandez, Larry Chavez and Ronnie Bazan. Honorary pallbearers are Andres Bazan, Freddie Lopez III, Chris Bazan, Eddie Saiz and John Bazan Sr.
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BENNETT -- Elizabeth Bennet, formerly of East Chicago, Indiana, age 82, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2008, at Chesapeake General Hospital in Chesapeake, VA. Survived by 12 children; Jerry (Donna) Bennett of Harbor City, California; James Bennett and Frances B. Beverly of East Chicago, IN; Dolores (Reuben) El and Carolyn (Solomon) Stewart of Milwaukee, WI; W. Charles Bennett and Patricia Taylor of Albuquerque, NM; Gladys Bennett of Chesapeake, VA,; Eddie Bennett of Robinson, IL; Dwight (Shonkia) Bennett and Carl (Janet) Bennett of Atlanta, GA; Shiloh Bennett of Huber Heights, OH; 27 grandchildren, 16 great-grand children; and one brother, Sam Hunt, of Auburn, AL. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2008 at 1:00 p. m. at the Antioch Baptist Church, 3902-06 Alexander Avenue, East Chicago, Indiana with Bishop David C. Cooper of Albuquerque, New Mexico officiating. Internment will be in the Evergreen Memorial Park, Hobart, IN. The Visitation will be held on Friday, February 29, 2008 at the Antioch Baptist Church from 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. A special Memorial Service will be held at the New Hope Baptist Church, at the corner of Indian School and Pennsylvania NE in Albuquerque on Sunday evening, March 2, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. Mrs. Bennett was always actively involved in serving her community. In 1979, she was recognized as one of Lake County, Indiana's Most Valuable Women for providing over 10 years of dedicated service to the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Program. She has volunteered for over 30 years with the United Way and has received numerous community service and civic awards. Other community involvement includes: Project Uplift of the Urban League of Northwest Indiana; Leader of a 4-H club in East Chicago; Director of an East Chicago Campfire Boys and Girls Program; Health Fair New Mexico; 10 years with "Prime Time," a Bernalillo County, New Mexico Organization. Mrs. Bennett moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1985 and was an active member of the Mission; Bible class and Sunday school; and a faithful visitor of the Church's sick and shut-in members at New Hope Baptist Church. She served her community through her active membership in the National Council of Negro Women. She was honored as the Albuquerque Journal's Mother of the Year in 2006 on Mothers Day. Powell & Coleman Funeral Home in Gary, Indiana is in charge of the arrangements.
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BLEA -- RAQUEL Graveside services for Raquel "Rachel" Blea, 92, of Albuquerque, New Mexico will be held on Wednesday,February 27, 2008,11:00 a.m. at the Grants Memorial Park. Pastor Steve Ulibarri will officiate. Visitation will be held on Wednesday-February 27, 2008, 9:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m. at Compassion Mortuary. Mrs. Blea was born on January 8, 1915 in San Rafeal, New Mexico and passed away on February 23, 2008 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She graduated from Grants High School was active in sports, and won awards in home economics. She and her husband owned many businesses; she even drove a gas truck when they owned a gas station, radiator shop, motel, and a taxi cab business; drove the taxi, and raised eight children while working with her husband. Her nick name was Mrs. Blue. She was very active in the community. She is survived by her children; Julian H. Blea, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Arthur Blea and wife, Lena, of Grants, New Mexico, Virginia Uguarte and husband, Rudy, of San Antonio, Texas, Nancy Chavez and husband, Edward, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Priscilla Serrano and husband, Gilbert, of Espanola, New Mexico, Mela Borrego and husband, Alfonso, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Christine Fragua and husband, Clifford, of Antonito, Colorado, and Norman DaSalla and husband, Jerry, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; 27 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Julian L. Blea; parents, Pablo Gallegos and Maria Arellanes Gallegos; brothers, Merced Gallegos, Rafael Gallegos, and Arenello Gallegos; Sisters, Lola Chavez, Rita Chavez, and Elvidia Chavez. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Borrego, Antonio Chavez, Orlando Chavez, Samuel Blea, Sampson Blea, and Jonathan Blea. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jospeh Chavez and Charles Burrola. Compassion Mortuary of Grants is in charge of arrangements
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BLOCK -- Sherrill Logan Block February 26, 1937 - July 13, 2006 Sherry Happy Birthday Sweetheart! I don't need this special day to bring you to mind. The days I don't think of you I can never find. I love you and miss you more each day. Your heartbroken husband, T.J.
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CALDWELL -- In Loving Memory Barbara J. Caldwell September 17, 1951 - February 26, 2005 Three years ago, the Lord took you away. So many changes have happened to our family, and no one will ever be the same. You were such a strong woman, the perfect wife, mom, nana, and friend, the heart of our family. Why did your life have to end? Your husband, Johnny Jr., misses you so much and tries to stay strong. It's hard for him to have you gone. Your daughters, Andrea and Cyndi, lost their best friend since you've been gone. They hurt so much but are strong women just like their mom. Your grandchildren that you cherished so much are growing up so fast. You'd be proud, Vincente and Amanda had a baby boy (Vincente, Jr.) You're a great-grandma now. Victor, Pamela, Emmanuel, Franky Jr., Makkayla, and Anthony miss you so much, always saying how they miss their nana's gentle touch. 'Til our time on earth is through and we all reunite at heaven's gates, remember we love and miss you! Watch over us. Love, Your Family
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COFFIN -- Charles Thomas Coffin, 67, a resident of Albuquerque since 1965, passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2008. A graduate of Purdue University, Charlie was recruited by Sandia National Laboratories as a draftsman, where he worked until his retirement in 2001. Charlie was an avid sports fan, and especially loved football, bowling, and boating. He was also a stock car driver in Albuquerque for a number of years. Charlie was preceded in death by his wife, Sue Ellen (Hill) Coffin, in 1994; and also his parents, Oris and Florence Coffin. He is survived by his children; Curtis and Julie Coffin; his loving companion, Connie Herrera; siblings Kenneth Coffin and wife, Nancy, and Virginia Stark and husband, Tom; father-in-law, Bill Hill; brother-in-law, Randy Hill and wife, Pat; sisters-in-law Linda Hill and Leslie Hill; and numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held February 28, 2008, 6:00 p.m. at Northdale Baptist Church, 123 Osuna Road. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society, 10501 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Suite 300, 87111. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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DE PALMA -- Domenic Charles DePalma, 82, died peacefully February 22, 2008. Son of Charles and Rosie, Domenic DePalma, served as a Navy Seabee, Past Master of Albuquerque Masonic Lodge #60, member of Shrine and Elks. Memorial Services will be held at Ballut Abyad Shrine at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 29, 2008. Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Masonic Charities Foundation, 1638 University NE, Albuquerque 87102. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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DEES -- Barbara J. Dees, 70, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, February, 24, 2008. Born December 15, 1937 to Opal and Mae Hobgood in Evansville, IN, Barbara moved to Albuquerque in 1968. She retired from US West after 38 years of service. She touched many lives with her small flower business, designing flower arrangements for over 150 weddings and events. Barbara is survived by her husband of 39 years, Ralph; daughter, Cindy Dees; son Brian Dees; sister, Louise Oberhausen; and many nieces; and nephews; and wonderful family friends. She is preceded in death by her father, Opal and mother, Mae. Services will be held Thursday, February 28, 2008, 10:00 a.m. at Netherwood Park Church of Christ. Burial to follow. Friends and family may visit French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, Wednesday, February 27, 2008 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Inc. 500 NE Spanish River Blvd., Suite 8, Boca Raton, Fl 33431 or Albuquerque Christian Children's Home, 5700 Winter Haven Dr. NW 87120. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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GALLEGOS -- Eddie Gallegos. The family would like to thank all of their relatives and friends who attended the Rosary and Funeral Services. They would also like to express their gratitude for all the love, care, and compassion that has been shown to them. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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GARCIA -- In memory of David O. Garcia October 20, 1935 - February 26, 2002 Six years, my Dave, since you left me with a broken heart. You had been suffering too long. My heart still has not healed. My tears have run dry. I am still so alone with no purpose. We were one, and now what am I supposed to do. My grief has changed, but it never ends. I miss you and all the great things that will never be. I can only hope that grief will be transformed, and instead of feeling pain and confusion, we can be together again in memory, that there will be peace and pleasure, not just the feeling of loss. I will always be thankful for the 42 years we shared. I miss you and will always love you. Your wife, Julie
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GONZALES -- Joan M. Gonzales, 71, a resident of New Mexico for the past 45 years, died peacefully in her home with her family by her side. Joan was born December 21, 1936, the daughter of Roy and Bertha Duran Archuleta in Monte Vista, Colorado. Joan was preceded in death by her husband; Moe Gonzales in 1992; and her grandson, Adam Buzis-Sanchez, in 2006. A special thank you to her loving sister, Elizabeth, who took wonderful care of Joan. A Rosary will be recited for Joan on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services, Sara Rd. at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho. The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on Thursday, February 28, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 5712 Paradise Blvd., NW, Albuquerque. Her cremated remains will be interred with her husband at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Albuquerque. Arrangements entrusted to Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Rd. Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124 892-9920 www.danielsfuneral.com
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GUY -- Elisabeth went home to her heavenly father on Friday, February 22, 2008. She was born on February 13, 1923 in Joigny, France. She came to the US with her husband in 1946. She became a US citizen and was baptized into the Catholic faith. She is survived by her three children Anne Brock and husband Ted, Mike Guy and Maggie, Johanna O'Keefe and Robert; seven grandchildren Vince, Julie, Cookie, Darrick, Chris, Angela and Teresa; nine great-grandchildren Staci, Miranda, Tyler, Sarena, Little Vince, Kerry, Lichelle, Diego and Santi; and two great-great grandsons RJ and Charlie; and her sister Jacqueline. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 26, 2008, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd., NE. Eulogies will be shared at 7:00 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection will be Wednesday, February 27, 2008, 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, Lomas at Tennessee. She loved her Lord and served him always ... she is safe in heaven now waiting for the rest of her loved ones. French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500 www.frenchmortuary.com
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HEIER-HILL -- DeLila Mae Heier-Hill, age 64, passed from this life Friday, February 22, 2008 at the University of New Mexico Hospital, Albuquerque, NM. She and her twin sister, Darlene Fae, were born on February 19, 1944, on their parents farm during a snow storm in Harding County, SD. DeLila attended Norbeck School in Harding County through the 8th grade and graduated with honors from Hettinger High School, Hettinger, ND in 1960. She later received her bachelor's degree from University of Minnesota. DeLila retired from American Airlines in 2006 after more than 36 years of service. While with American, she traveled worldwide including Japan, Russia, Hawaii, Norway, England, Germany, France and Spain, sharing many of these trips with her daughter, Cherish. Many times, she would share gifts from her excursions with her family and friends. She spent many hours on the beaches of Hawaii and Southern California. Her greatest love was for her husband, daughter, and grandchildren. She was always on the go and enjoyed a vibrant life. DeLila is survived by Ron Hill, her beloved husband of 40 years; daughter, Cherish Muzik and her husband, Nathaniel; grandchildren, Xavier (12), Cedric (10), and Symphony (5), of Albuquerque; step-son, Genghis Hill; and son, Daniel, of Moreno Valley, CA; sisters, Dawn Kaitfors and husband, Francis, of Albuquerque, Rosella Beaumont of Rapid City, SD; brother, Iver Heier and wife, Beverly, of Prairie City, SD; aunt, Gladys Heier; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; twin sister; and infant brother and sister. A Celebration of DeLila's life will be held Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at French Mortuary Westside Chapel. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd, NW (505) 897-0300 www.frenchmortuary.com
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KURCABA -- Joseph M. Kurcaba, 87, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on February 19, 2008. He was born in Utica, New York on September 25, 1920. He had been a resident of Albuquerque since 1963. Mr. Kurcaba attended Utica College and was a graduate of Stewart Tech School of Aeronautics. He served in the United States Army Air Corps. as a combat pilot in North Africa and Italy during World War II. He was an avid sportsman throughout his life participating in and frequently winning trophies for his play in basketball, volleyball, horseshoes, bowling, and softball. Following his retirement from General Electric, he especially enjoyed golfing, social dancing, ping pong, and his roles as extras in several movies. Mr Kurcaba was active in Senior Olympics. He started the Senior Golf League at Tijeras Arroyo and Bear Canyon. He was a member of the American Legion Post #49, VFW Post #10763, and The DAV Post #32. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Margaret; his daughters, and their husbands, Barbara and Kevin Kunz, of Albuquerque, Peggy and Ruben Pena of Wilcox, AZ, and JoAnn and Mark Mellone, of Albuquerque; two grandchildren, Vanessa and Michael Mellone; sister, Frances Kurcaba of Utica, NY; and several nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter Patty Kurcaba on May 10, 1974; and his sisters, Katherine, Stella, and Mary. Graveside Services with full Military Honors to be held at Santa Fe National Cemetery, on Tuesday February 26 at 2:30 p.m. A celebration of his life with his family and friends will be held at 12912 Manitoba Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM. From 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 2, 2008. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army, Albuquerque, NM - Corps Community Center, 4301 Bryn Mawr Dr. NE, 87107. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400 www.frenchmortuary.com
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LECHUGA -- Alex C. Lechuga passed away Thursday, February 21, 2008 at the age of 63. Mr. Lechuga is preceded in death by his wife, Frances Lechuga; mother and father, Jesus and Edna Lechuga; brothers, Robert and Ernest Lechuga; brother-in-law, Paul Moreno; and special dog, Whizzy. He is survived by his son, Martin A. Lechuga and wife, Diane; daughter, Yvonne Lechuga-Baca and husband, Joseph; sister, Martha Moreno; grandchildren, Santiago, Serena, Soriano, Elizabeth, and Lawrence; God son Brandon; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. A Rosary for Mr. Lechuga will be recited on Wednesday evening, February 27, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. at Salazar & Sons Mortuary. Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2008 at Our Lady of Guadalupe 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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LUCERO -- Meraldo (Mel), age 74, of Alameda, NM, passed away Saturday February 23, 2008 of Kidney Disease. He was born on June 8, 1933 in Alameda, NM. Mel was surrounded by his loving family and is now in Heaven to be with our Lord. He is preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Rebecca Lucero; also a brother, Julian Lucero, of Moriarty, NM. He was a loving husband and father. Meraldo is survived by his loving wife, Lucy Lucero, of 50 years; his sons, Henry C. Lucero, of Alameda, NM, Chris and his wife, Geraldine, Lucero of Grants, NM, Arthur and his wife, Michelle Lucero, of Moriarty, NM; also by his daughter, Julia Lucero and friend, J.C. Chavez, of Albuquerque, NM; his brothers, Isidro and wife, Pat Lucero, of Alameda, NM, Bobby and his wife, Pauline Lucero, of Alameda, NM, Clyde and his wife, Margo Lucero, of Houston, TX; his sister-in-law, Berna Lucero, of Moriarty NM. He is also survived by ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; as well as many family members and dear friends. We would also like to express our sincere thanks to Ladera Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Meraldo was a long life roofer and owner of North Valley Roofing. He was also a member of S.N.M.D.M.P. De Alameda Nuevo Mexico and a member of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church. Visitation for Mr. Lucero will be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Salazar & Sons Mortuary. A Rosary will be recited on Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 also at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary where the Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Burial will follow at San Carlos Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Matthew, Antonio, Eric, Justin, Andrew, and Patrice Lucero. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4142
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LUCERO -- Ricardo Loving Husband, Dad, Grandpa Can you believe it? A whole year has passed. Each day that has gone by gets harder, not easier. We miss you more than we thought possible. At least thinking of your smile and laughter helps brighten up our darkest days. You could never ever be forgotten or replaced. We love you so much. Can't wait till we meet again. Until then, we'll be missing you. Love Magi, Celestina, Simone, Gabby, Nicole
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MARES -- Paul Manuel Mares was born February 18, 1934 in Agua Negra, New Mexico. A resident in San Acacia, New Mexico, Paul passed away Saturday, February 23, 2008 in Albuquerque. Paul retired from the Albuquerque Fire Department in 1987. Paul enjoyed his career with the Albuquerque Fire Department and was very proud to have served for 25 years. He also honorably served in the US Navy. Paul was a very religious man. He was a born-again Christian who had tremendous faith and a great love for Jesus Christ. Paul was a member of Assembly of God Church in San Acacia, NM., where he traveled and told others about how to turn their lives over to Jesus, so they can have salvation and go to heaven. He is survived by his five children; Anthony Mares, Johnny Mares, Leroy Mares, Fatima Mares, and David Mares, all of Albuquerque; eight grandchildren; and also his grandson, Leroy Butler and wife, Alicia, who loved him like a father; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Mela Suazo, of Albuquerque; ex-wife, Theresa Mares, all of Albuquerque; other family members and friends who loved and will miss him. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel of Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. Burial will take place at the Santa Fe National Cemetery on Thursday, February 28, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. with US Navy Honors. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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NILES -- Page M. Niles, of Albuquerque, age 90 years, died on February 20, 2008 at Haven Care, after a short illness. She was the devoted wife of the late Colonel Ellery W. Niles, U.S. Army, retired. Page attended Wheaton College in Massachusetts, later completing her degree at the University of New Mexico, and was an avid reader, enthusiastic traveler, and talented artist. She was a loving mother to David Niles and his wife, Sophie, of Landenburg, PA., Judith Maxon and her husband, Ronald, of Bedford, MA., Mary Sebring and her husband, James, of Albuquerque, NM, Thomas Niles of Albuquerque, NM, and Barbara Niles of Fairbanks, AK. She is also survived by her five grandchildren; David Maxon, Jennifer Kennelly, Laura Stewart, Page van der Linden, and Thomas Sebring; as well as five great-grandchildren. A private Family Graveside Ceremony will be held at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe. The family wishes to offer heartfelt thanks to the loving and sensitive support provided by the Ambercare hospice staff, and very special thanks to the outstanding care offered by Haven Care, and especially the extraordinary, loving caregivers at Birch House. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Page Niles, Watermelon Mountain Ranch, 1512 Deborah Road, SE, Rio Rancho, New Mexico, 87124. Funeral services are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 3113 Carlisle Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87110 (505)884-1188 www.danielsfuneral.com
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O'DONNELL -- Shirley M. age 72, of Albuquerque, NM passed away Saturday, February 23, 2008, at her residence following a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born on March 18, 1935, in Butler County, PA to Russell and Helen Moore. She married Charles W. O'Donnell on September 13, 1955 in Cumberland, Maryland. Mrs. O'Donnell was a member of Compassionate Friends of Albuquerque as well as a participant in The Infinite Way for several years. Surviving are her husband of 52 years Charles Sr.; her son, Charles O'Donnell Jr. and his partner Shirley Hall of Las Cruces, NM; her grandchildren, Charles III (Barbara), Gerald, Kevin, Justin, and Amy O'Donnell; her seven great grandchildren, Caroline, Caitlin, Charles IV, Christopher O'Donnell, Davina, Emily and Sophie O'Donnell; sisters, Dolores Shumaker of Fairview, PA, Nancy Sequete and husband, Dick, of Butler, PA; brother, Russell Moore and his wife, Charlotte Butler, of Butler, PA; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Kevin Douglas O'Donnell, on May 14, 1980. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 27, 2008, at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Friends and relatives may visit with the family Tuesday, February 26, 2008, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made Compassionate Friends at 12300 Eastridge Drive NE, 87112. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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O'HARA -- William A. O'Hara, 55, passed away Feb. 23, 2008, surrounded by family and friends following a courageous battle with cancer. He was diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease and lived nine very strong years with a kidney donated by our dearest friend Vicky Tejada. He was born April 17, 1952 in Phoenix, AZ to James and Norma O'Hara. Bill spent several years as a manufacturing engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation where he met the love of his life, Cyndee. They married March 21, 1981, and have been inseparable ever since. Their love and adoration for each other was unsurpassed. He loved fly fishing, the Boston Celtics, and music. His passion for life was contagious. Bill was an adoring father and friend. Bill is survived by his wife, Cyndee; daughter and son-in-law, Brandi and Steve Riddle; daughter and son-in-law, Kelli and Scott Reszka; and "the son he never had," James Rhodes. He was beloved "Papa" to his five grandchildren Kayla, Joshua, Arianne, Brennen and Jacob. He is further survived by his sisters Bonnie and Mary O'Hara; his sister and brother-in-law, Chonnie and Eric Lundberg; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Arthur and Barbara Ireland; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Wendy and Lee Maxwell; his brother-in-law, Todd Ireland; his niece and his two nephews. A wake to remember Bill's courage, friendship and love will be held Tuesday, February 26, 2008, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Steve and Brandi Riddle's home. Memorials in Bill's name may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Polycystic Kidney Foundation. We would like to thank our friends and family for their love and support during this difficult time. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400 www.frenchmortuary.com
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ROMERO -- Carol Mae Linda Romero was born on June 21, 1962 and passed away February 23, 2008. A Viewing will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at Riverside Funeral Home. The Viewing will resume at 6:00 p.m., followed by a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:00 a.m. at Queen of Heaven Church on Wednesday, February 27, 2008. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo NE 764-9663 www.riversidefunerals.com
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SANCHEZ -- Herman Sanchez, 77, a resident of Albuquerque passed away on February 23, 2008, and is now in Heaven with Our Lord. Herman is the beloved husband to Elodia Sanchez, married for 51 years. Herman is also survived by his brother, Demetrio Sanchez and wife, Theresa; sister in law; Prescilla Sanchez; and numerous nieces and nephews. Herman was a member of the Catholic Church. Visitation for Herman will be Tuesday evening, February 26, 2008, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. Final visitation will be Wednesday morning, February 27, 2008, from 8:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at St. Edwin Catholic Church, 2105 Barcelona SW at 9:00 a.m. Father Bill Sanchez, presider. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary. Pallbearers will be Demetrio Sanchez, Bobby Sanchez, Ted Trujillo, Robert Sierra, and Robert Trujillo. Honorary pallbearers will be David Trujillo Jr. Dean Sierra, Pablo Sierra, and Michael Sierra Jr. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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SAYLOR -- Elizabeth "Betty" Saylor, 76, a lifetime resident of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County, passed away on February 23, 2008 with her loving family by her side. Mrs. Saylor was born on February 11, 1932 to Luther "Tex" and Asela (Gradi) Mills of Albuquerque, NM. She attended Los Ranchos Grade School, St. Vincent Academy, Washington Jr. High School, and Albuquerque High. She worked as an Inspector for the Levi-Strauss Factory that was located on Aztec Road. Betty was very talented and her ceramic creations could be found at the 4th Street Ceramics. She was a member of San Clemente Catholic Church in Los Lunas. Mrs. Saylor is preceded in death by her parents and her son, Stephen L. Saylor. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Gilbert Saylor, Jr., of the family home; her children, Dave Saylor and his wife, Christine, of Bloomfield, NM, Loretta A. Buffalow and her husband, Johnny, and Roxanne Robustelli, all of Los Lunas, NM; grandchildren, Jessica and David Saylor, Jenny Gonzales, J.B. Buffalow, Landon and Madelyn Martin, Gilbert and Stephen Buffalow, and Samantha Chavez; nine great-grandchildren; one sister; and two brothers. A Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 from 4:00 p.m. at the Palm Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services, 1100 Coal Ave SE, Albuquerque. The Rosary will be recited beginning at 6:00 p.m. following the Visitation. The Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at San Clemente Catholic Church, 244 Los Lunas Ave NE, Los Lunas with Father Douglas Mitchell presiding. Betty will be laid to rest on Thursday, February 28, 2008 at 11:30 a.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM. Pallbearers and Honorary Pallbearers will be her grandchildren. 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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SCRIVNER -- Alvin Carl. Graveside Services for Alvin Scrivner will be in Tatum, NM on March 2, 2008 with Ron Smith, officiating. Alvin, who was born in Tatum, May 20, 1928, graduated from Tatum Schools and from the University of NM. He was a long time employee of Bradbury and Stamm as a Construction Manager. Alvin loved to sing and was humming along with his daughter the day he died. He had earlier sang in a Barber Shop Quartet and was always ready for a bridge game. After graduating a year early, Alvin served in the Korean War. He was the youngest of nine children in the Scrivner family. He married Carolyn Graves in 1966. He is survived by their daughter, Carrie Scrivner; granddaughters, Samantha and Sarah DeHerrera; his stepchildren, Gail Norton and Ralph Hammershmidt; a brother, W.C. Scrivner and his wife, Katherine, of Durango, CO; his sister, Maleta Scrivner, of Tatum, NM; a sister-in-law, Harriet Scrivner, of Lakewood, CO; many nieces and nephews; and a very special niece, Dorothy Scrivner, who took such good care of him in Albuquerque. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn; parents, W. C. and Pearl Scrivner; sisters, Muriel Moore, Frances Scrivner, and Ruth Williams; and brothers, Mansil, Loyd, and Gerald. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to alzheimers association, in memory of his wife.
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SHAFFER-PICKENS -- Patricia Shaffer-Pickens, 76, born and raised in Socorro, NM and resident of Albuquerque, died Friday, February 22, 2008. Ms. Shaffer was preceded in death by her beloved husband and soul mate, Edward D. Shaffer. She is survived by her daughters; Connie J. Ryan and Barbara B. Rush, both of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Amanda J. Rush, Jeremy R. Rush and wife, Leah, all of Albuquerque; great-grandchildren, Gracyn, Noah, and Isaac Rush, all of Albuquerque; her brother, Conrad Pickens of TX; nieces and nephews, William Pickens and wife, Katherine, of VT, Margaret McGoff and husband, Tom, of VT, Kelly DeVan and husband, Paul, of CT, Mitchell Pickens and wife, Sandy, of CA, Anne Arnet and husband, Jerry, of CA, Mark Pickens of TX, Robin Byrne and husband, Mike, of CA, Karen Hatch and husband, Joseph, of VT and Holly Pickens of ME. Celebration of Life Services will be held Thursday, February 28, 2008 10:00 a.m. at Desert Springs Church, 705 Osuna, NE, with Pastor Barry Lawrence officiating. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. Family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Alzheimer's Foundation, 9500 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Suite 209, 87111. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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STEVENSON -- Charles Wesley Stevenson, age 75, son of the late Reverend John R. and Lillie Mae Stevenson, was born on April 10, 1932, in Columbia, South Carolina. He departed this life on Thursday, February 21, 2008. He leaves to celebrate his memory; five children, Charles Wesley Stevenson II, Gardenia Stevenson, Darius Stevenson and wife, Mary, Valerie Stevenson, and Terry Stevenson; brother, Dr. and Mrs. John R. (Mattie) Stevenson; a devoted friend, and mother of his children, Rosalie Stevenson; five grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly. Services will be held at Daniels Family Funeral Services-Wyoming Chapel, 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE; the Visitation will be held Thursday, February 28, 2008, from 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held Friday, February 29, 2008, at 12:00 p.m., with interment to follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. 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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STUBBLEFIELD -- Lee Bess Stubblefield, a resident of Albuquerque, NM, passed away on February 22, 2008. She was the daughter of Charles and Lucy McNeil, a ranching family in northeast New Mexico. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert G. Stubblefield, a well-known pioneer aviator of the southwest; and her son, Robert. Lee Bess is survived by her two daughters; Marsha McGill and Pat Buza; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren; and brother, Charles McNeil, of Billings, MT. A Viewing will take place at Daniels Family Funeral Services- Palm Chapel, on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2008, beginning at 11:00 a.m., also at Daniels Family Funeral Service Palm Chapel. Interment will follow at Sandia Memory Gardens. Services are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 1100 Coal Ave SE Albuquerque, NM 87106 (505) 842-8800
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TIMMS -- Kim Timms passed away after a short illness at his home in Surprise, AZ. He was 61 years of age. He was born in Albuquerque September 3, 1946. He graduated from Manzano High School and was employed by the BNSF railroad for 40 years. He is survived by his children; Kimmer Duran, Albuquerque,NM, David Timms, Lancaster, CA, Carrie Belle, El Paso, TX, Jon Timms Lancaster, CA; and his step-children, Steve Richards, Kingman, AZ and Keith Richards, Surprise, AZ. He is also survived by his sisters; Claudia Fields, Elaine Schwers, and Norma Knight; and many grandchildren; nieces; and nephews. He was very loved and will be missed by all. Arrangements are made by: Sunland Memorial Park, Sun City, AZ
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WATTERS -- Vikki Watters, age 60, of Rio Rancho, passed peacefully, Friday, February 22, 2008 with her family at her side. Vikki leaves behind Earl, her loving husband of 42 years, two devoted sons, Earl Jr. and his wife Tracy, Adam and his wife Lucrecia; two adoring grandchildren, Collin Thomas and Taylor Lynn; brothers, Mike and Chuck Marovich; sister, Terri Walters and husband Greg; numerous nieces and nephews. She was a great patriot, serving the needs of Viet Nam and Iraq veterans and their families. Vikki loved dogs and devoted much of her time and effort to training "Therapy Dogs" to help soothe the pain and suffering of many hospitalized people. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, February 26, at 2:00 PM at French Mortuary Westside Chapel with Enrique Padilla officiating with bagpipe honors by Bill Horne and spiritual blessing by Ernie Dogwolf. A reception will follow at French Mortuary. Family will be receiving friends Monday, from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd, NW (505) 897-0300 www.frenchmortuary.com
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