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ARCARO -- Anne Arcaro February 20, 1933 - April 29, 2008 Anne is preceded in death by her beloved sister, Jeanette. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Angelo; her sisters, Mary and Marcy; and brothers-in-law, Bob and Ralph; children, Amy, David and Michael; and grandchildren, Meghan, Christopher, Alana and Charlie. Anne was born in Chicago, IL and lived there for 23 years; in Las Cruces, NM for 37 years and in Albuquerque for 15 years. She requested that people remember her in prayers. No services are planned. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Salvation Army or Goodwill.
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ARNOT -- Rev. James L. On March 9, 2008, Rev. James L. Arnot (Jim) entered into the presence of the Lord he served for over 40 years as a Minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Jim was born in Albuquerque, NM in 1940. He graduated from Highland High School, the University of New Mexico and San Francisco Theological Seminary. Jim faithfully served churches in Nebraska, Minnesota, Florida and Ohio. Music was his life-long passion and became an important part of his ministry as he would always participate in the choirs of the churches where he served. New church development and re-development was very important to Jim and later in his career he helped lay the groundwork for the New Albany Presbyterian Church (New Albany, OH) where he has worshipped since his retirement. Rev. Arnot is preceded in death by his father, Robert Arnot and his mother, Alice Arnot. He will be greatly missed by his beloved wife of 43 years, Nancy, and his sons Michael of Newport Beach, CA and Mark of London, UK, his brother Robert Eugene (Dona) of Albuquerque, his sister Margaret (Paul) Cunningham of Albuquerque, nieces: DeeDee (Pete) Butterfield, Debra Arnot (Scott Hammond), Alicia Cunningham, nephew, Nathan Cunningham, of Albuquerque and grandnieces of Albuquerque. A Memorial Service was held on March 15, 2008 at Hoge Memorial Presbyterian Church in Columbus, OH with Rev. David Milroy officiating. An Albuquerque Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 215 Locust NE. A reception for family and friends will follow the service in Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations in Rev. Arnot's memory may be sent to: Building Fund for New Albany Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 515, New Albany, OH 43054; Johnstown Presbyterian Church Expansion Fund, 81 S. Main St., Johnstown, OH 43031; or the music program at First Presbyterian Church, 215 Locust NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102.
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BACA -- Henry "Hank" Baca Dear Family and Friends; Our beloved Henry "Hank" went home five years ago. In his memory, we keep him in our thoughts and prayers. We miss his presence, daily laughter, and fun sense of humor. Our thanks to those who cotinue to share memories of Hank. Forever in our hearts, love and prayers, hijto. Love, Bert (dad) and Lupe (mom), Carol and Dorothy (sisters) and family.
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BACHMAN -- Bernice Marie Bachman, 87, a 13 year resident of Albuquerque, passed away on April 29, 2008. She was a previous resident of Phoenix, AZ, having lived there for over 50 years. She was a life member of the Order of Eastern Star and had worked with Rainbow Girls. She is survived by four children, Howard Bachman Jr., of Phoenix, Linda Mitchell and her husband Bill of Oregon, Gary Bachman and his wife Pam of Albuquerque, and Carol Clauser and her husband Mark of Albuquerque; also surviving are her grandchildren, Shaunn, June, Andrea, Diane, and Jordan. She is also survived by her sister, Cleo Connor of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Cremation has taken place and a private Memorial Service will be held by the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the organization of choice. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300 www.frenchmortuary.com
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BATES -- Jack H. Bates, Jr. (Casey), 54, departed this life on April 24, 2008, at his home in West Plains, MO. He fought a long and courageous battle with cancer prior to leaving us. Born in Albuquerque August 13, 1953, to the late Jack H. and Peggy Bates, he was a 1971 graduate of Valley High and an honorably discharged veteran of the USAF. Casey is survived by his longtime companion, Glenda Carr, of West Plains, MO; sister Julianne B. Knutson, her husband, Paul; and children, Kohl and Kassidy, of Orchard, CO: his sister, Jennifer B. Averill and her husband, William Allen Averill, of Corrales; and many good friends in NM and MO. Although sometimes a troubled wanderer, he was an artist with his music, woodwork, house renovations, painting, and beautiful housekeeping. We will miss him and send him love on the next journey; Life means all that it ever meant. I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner. All is well. Nothing is past. Nothing has been lost. One brief moment and all will be as it was before-only better. Infinitely happier. We will be one, together forever (Kevin Healy).
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BEBBER -- Ruth E. Bebber. PhD, 87, of Albuquerque, NM, and Ashland, OR, died Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at the Alzheimer's Care Facility at the Cottages of Albuquerque. Ruth was born in Albuquerque, NM, in 1921. She graduated from Albuquerque High School in 1938 and received her bachelor's degree in Social Studies from the University of New Mexico in 1942. During World War II, Ruth was the only woman in a squadron of aviation mechanics in Gainesville, Georgia. In the evenings, she played trombone in the Navy Band.After the war, she earned a Master's Degree and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Health and Education in 1956 at University of Southern California. Dr. Bebber taught in the Albuquerque and San Bernardino, California, Public School systems as a physical education instructor. She joined the faculty at Southern Oregon College (now University) in 1954 and was head of the physical education department when she retired in 1986. She was the first exchange teacher from SOU to Dankook University in Seoul, South Korea. There she taught American Folk Dance and helped bring American culture to many South Koreans. At Southern Oregon University, Dr. Bebber was considered a Master teacher and was responsible for hundreds of student teachers who learned to love their chosen profession as she did.She was passionate about swimming and was the coach for the womens' swim team at Southern Oregon University for many years. She also taught swimming for the American Red Cross, the Youth Aquatic School and Elderhostel for decades.She was the president of many organizations, including, the UNM chapter of Alpha Chi Omega from 1941 to 1942; the SOU chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, the Jackson County Chapter of the American Association of University Women, and the state president of the Oregon Chapter of Business and Professional Women. She enjoyed music, gardening, and dance. She traveled extensively throughout the world: touring, dancing, hiking and backpacking. She was an extraordinary cook and donated over 2500 cookbooks to the Culinary Arts department at Central New Mexico Community College. She was a member of our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church in Ashland Oregon. Dr. Bebber was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Chester Bebber and Henrietta Weiser Bebber, and her brothers, Chester F. Bebber of Denver, Colorado, and William T. Bebber of Chico, California. She is survived by her sisters, Henrietta Bebber Loy and Marilyn Bebber Sheppard, of Albuquerque, and by Delores Weimer Bebber, of Denver, and by Jacqueline Woods Bebber, of Chico, California; and by her many nieces and nephews, and their children; and by her beloved dog, Babe. A Mass of Celebration will be held on Tuesday, May 6, at 11:30 a.m. at the Church of the Risen Savior, 7701 Wyoming Blvd NE. Call Laura Dennison, her niece, for more information, 505-417-6616. Our sincere thanks to the nurses and staff of the Alzheimer's Care Facility at the Cottages of Albuquerque, and to Ambercare Hospice who provided her so much comfort. The family asks that no flowers be sent, instead please send a donation in Ruth Bebber's memory to the Southern Oregon University Foundation in support of student scholarships. Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, OR 97520. Or if you like to cook, send a cookbook (or several) in her name to Central New Mexico Community College, Main Campus Library, Culinary Arts, 525 Buena Vista Dr. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
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BILLUPS -- Floree (Johnson) Billups was born in Chester, South Carolina on the 18th of May, 1934. She passed on April 28, 2008. She accepted Christ at an early age; her dedicated devotion to God was a constant console and support throughout her life. She was the mother of five sons, Harold, Derrick, Jerome, Aundra, and Sebastian. She devoted her love and support to her husband, sons, and daughters-in-law, grand and great grandchildren. She taught trust in the Lord, integrity, self respect, responsibility, the importance of family, and respect of others. Mrs. Billups was mother of Abundant Life Community Church; she was an inspiration and an example of God's special role for everyone. She truly walked in the light of the Lord. Floree Billups accompanied her husband, the late Rev. James F. Billups, on military assignment to Bangkok, Thailand. While in Bangkok, Mrs. Billups served her country as an American Red Cross Volunteer at the Military Hospital located in Bangkok. Mrs. Billups also taught English to Thai personnel working with the Department of Defense and civilian American companies based there. She emphasized throughout her life love and fellowship of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior and for her family to have a relationship with God. Floree Billups is survived by four sons, Derrick, of Albuquerque, NM, Jerome of Fargo, ND, Aundra of Marietta, GA, and Sebastian of Tucson, AZ; her daughters-in-law, Michele, Tracy, and Joycelyn; her sister, Martha; 11 grandchildren, Nathaniel, Danielle, Aaron, Benjamin, Christina, Kelsea, Tanisha, Matthew, Jarel, Kadeem and Alani; five great-grandchildren, Adrian, Jalen, Kanye, Amari, Kassidi; a host of nieces and nephews; and many beloved friends. Her husband, Rev. James F. Billups, and her son, Harold W. Billups, precede Floree Billups in death. The Viewing and Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 4, 2008, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services, 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, May 5, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. at Albuquerque Bible Church, 320 Montano NW. Following the Funeral Service, Mrs. Billups will be laid to rest next to her husband, James, at 2:00 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM. The Reverend Clarence Washington will preside over all of Mrs. Billups' Services. Pallbearers will be Derrick Billups, Jerome Billups, Aundra Billups, Nate Billups, Matthew Billups, Talib Abdul Hakeem. Honorary Pallbearers will be Sebastian Billups, Kadeem Billups, Jalen Williams, Donald Washington, Louis Moseley, and Alvin Carrington. 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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BRYSON -- Robert Martin Bryson, 92, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, April 28, 2008. He was born in Xenia, Ohio, and moved to Albuquerque in 1944. Bob, as he was known to all, traveled the southwest as a manufacturer's representative. He enjoyed singing in his church choir and teaching Sunday school. He was also a longtime member of The Gideons International. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Florence Bryson; his wife of 64 years, Ruth Bryson; son, Martin Bryson; brother, H. Edwin Bryson, and sister, Helen Brantley. Bob is survived by his daughters, Carole Mericle and husband Daniel, and Rita Austin and husband Weldon; grandchildren, Daniel Mericle Jr., James Mericle, Michael Austin, Melissa Haro and Matthew Austin; sisters, Mary Anne Neff and Betty Martel; other family and friends who loved and will miss him. Private Services have already been held. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons International : Albuquerque Central Camp, PO Box 80035, Albuquerque, NM. 87108. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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BULLARD -- Norma E. "Judy" Bullard, 83, a resident of Albuquerque for 18 years, died Wednesday, April 30, 2008. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Edwin R. Bullard, Jr.; son, Edwin R. Bullard III and wife, Kathy of Albuquerque; granddaughter, Katie; brother, Herb Holford; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Judy was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. She was born in Peoria, IL on March 27, 1925 to Herbert and Cecile Holford. On a trip with a friend to Oregon, she met Ed Bullard and they were married in Albuquerque, NM in March of 1945. Judy and Ed moved to Midland, TX where Judy worked as an office manager in the oil industry for over 10 years. They lived in El Paso for almost 30 years before moving to Albuquerque in 1990. She was a very strong and determined person, always able to handle what came along. Judy had a passion for gardening and was a very giving person, continually wanting to help those in need. She was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientists in Albuquerque. Judy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Cremation has taken place and a memorial gathering will take place at Carestone Assisted Living, 7101 Eubank NE, Monday, May 5, 2008, 1:30 p.m. Interment of Judy's cremated remains will take place at a later date in El Paso, TX. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Judy's name to Hospice de la Luz, 3812 Academy Parkway North, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400 www.frenchmortuary.com
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BURNS -- Scott R. "Scotty" Burns age, 43, died Monday, April 28, 2008 at Vanderbilt Medical Ctr. in Nashville. Graveside Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 3, 2008, at St. Michaels Episcopal Cemetery in Faunsdale, AL with Rev. George McKee officiating and Kidd-Robbins Funeral Directors of Demopolis directing Services. Survivors include his loving wife of five years, Meredith Sherling Burns, of Nashville, TN; his father, Don Burns, of Albuquerque, N.M.; his mother, Susan Long Burns, of Farmington, N.M; one sister, Cindy Matlock, of Farmington, N.M; one niece, Sarah Matlock; and one nephew, Chris Matlock. Scotty was born in Albuquerque, N.M. and has resided in Nashville for five years where he played the fiddle with many Nashville Country Stars. He was a member of Wentworth Baptist Church in Nashville.
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BURNS -- Scotty Burns March 14, 1965 - April 28, 2008 Scotty Burns, 43, of Nashville, TN., passed away Monday April 28, 2008, in Nashville. A Memorial Service is pending
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CHAVEZ -- Charles A. Chavez, 57, of Albuquerque, born December 11, 1950, passed away on April 26, 2008. He is survived by his daughter, Johanna Chavez; three grandchildren; two brothers; four sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. Charles was a Vietnam Veteran serving his country with the US Air Force. A rosary will be recited Tuesday May 6, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at Aspen Funeral Alternatives 1935 Juan Tabo Albq., NM 87112 with interment to follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Aspen Funeral Alternatives 1935 Juan Tabo Blvd NE 505-323-9000
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CHAVEZ -- Dixie Lee Chavez May 4, 1942-March 19, 1997 In Loving Memory A Mother, Grandmother and Wife. Rest in Peace Love Always and Forever, from your son, Terry Jr., and grandson, Daniel
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CHAVEZ -- Leandro Chavez. The family of Leandro Chavez would like to thank all of their relatives and friends for the kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement. To Lynn Hall and the girls at Teen Challenge for your prayers, song, and food; To the staff on the first floor at Presbyterian Hospital, especially nurse, Tina Bohl, for her loving compassion; To home-care nurse, Angie Howes, who took wonderful care of him; To Eileen Griego Vigil for the Rosary and the thoughtfulness; To Nick ad Rita Sedillo, Jimmy and Petra Aragon, and Yolanda Perea for the Rosary and song; To David and Jered Ortiz for their beautiful duet of Amazing Grace; To the Society of Mount Carmel; And to the pallbearers and grandchildren for their prayers and poems. Arrangements by: Harris-Hanlon Mortuary (505) 832-6130 "Our Family Serving Your Family"
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CHAVEZ -- Randy P. One Year Anniversary Memoriam May 4, 2007 It's been one year today that we said good-bye to a son, a father, a brother and a grandfather and to all a dear friend. So when disappointment fills your heart and doubt invades your mind, count your many blessings and hopefully you will find that even when your heart aches God's hand is on your life, he walks with all in good times and in bad, in happy and also in sad. He carries you through strife. I know this time is trying and I will pray for you all on this day but I hope you will remember that God can make the way for us all. By all who loves Randy, you will be missed and loved forever. You will always be in our hearts, minds and souls until the time we meet again. Love, Your Family.
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COOK -- Orlando. The family of Orlando Cook thanks their many friends and relatives whose sympathy and thoughtfulness will always be remembered and deeply appreciated. RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 SAN MATEO BLVD. NE
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COSS -- Barbara Catherine Coss, born September 16, 1933 to John and Esther Schlotz, in McClure, Ohio, and died May 1, 2008, in Albuquerque. Barbara had been a long-time member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Post 232, in Grand Rapids, OH. She is survived by husband Thomas A. Coss of Rio Rancho; daughter, Lisa M. Lampson of Gilbert, AZ; sons, Thomas E. Coss of Cygnet, OH; Robert L. Coss of Rio Rancho; Joseph A. Coss of Boise, ID; David J. Coss of Gregory, MI; sister, Mary E. Schlotz of Grand Rapids, OH; brothers, Eugene D. Schlotz of McClure, OH; John F. Schlotz of Grand Rapids, OH; 11 grandchildren; and many, many friends. Barbara was preceded in death by parents, John and Esther Schlotz, sisters, Helen Schlotz and Alice Todarello, and brother, Donald Schlotz. Private family Services will be held. The family is grateful for all the prayers and support during her illness and ask that any donations be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 3411 Candelaria Rd NW Suite-M, Albuquerque, NM 87107, 1-888-286-7846, in memory of Barbara Coss. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300 www.frenchmortuary.com
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DAVIDSON -- DeWitt S. Memorial Celebration of the life of DeWitt S. Davidson will be held Saturday, May 10, 2008, 3:00 p.m at Manzano Del Sol Good Samaritan Village, 5201 Roma Ave NE.
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DEPEW -- Mina Johansen DePew passed away April 26, 2008, at Monzano del Sol in Albuquerque. Born in Cherokee, IA July 19, 1918, to Fred Johansen and Isa Lighthall, she grew up in Clarinda, IA with her younger sister, Kathrine. She graduated from the University of Iowa and married Reo DePew of Clarinda May 31, 1940. In Dayton, OH July, 1944 she gave birth to a son, Jon; and in Baltimore, MD July, 1948, a son, Ren. The family moved to Albuquerque in 1949 when Reo began his career at Sandia National Laboratory. Mina, a full time mother and housewife, was an active member of PEO and the First Congregational Church. Her creative talents drew her to handy crafts and playing in Bell Choir. Mina was preceded in death by Reo in July 1990, and is survived by sons Jon DePew of Pasadena, CA, Ren DePew of Tijeras, NM, niece Karen Hurley-Watkins of Fairfield, CA And Nephew Steven Richardson, M.D., of Coos Bay, OR. A memorial service will take place at the First Congregational Church, 2801 Lomas Blvd. N.E. on May 7 at 3:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Cotty College, 1000 W. Austin, Nevada, MO 62772 would be appreciated.
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FISHER -- Donald R. Fisher, 52, a resident of Rio Rancho for the past four years and former resident of Craig, CO, passed away after a long battle with Kennedy Disease on Friday, May 2, 2008. Donald is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Jean Fisher of Rio Rancho; daughter, Kristen Lucci and husband, David of Westminster, CO; son, Kurtis Fisher of Rio Rancho; and sister, Janey Bretz of Rio Rancho. Mr. Fisher was employed by Wagner Equipment for the last 27 years, most recently as an assistant CSA manager. Although he couldn't golf and enjoy the outdoors like he used to, Donald always was upbeat, had a positive outlook and kept his sense of humor during his illness. He will be dearly missed by his family and many friends. Cremation has taken place and private Memorial Services will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made in Donald's name to the Kennedy Disease Assoc. P.O. Box 1105, Coursegold, CA 93614-1105. Daniels Family Funeral Services 2400 Southern Blvd. SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124 505-891-9192 www.danielsfuneral.com
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FLICKINGER -- Garrett W., resident of Albuquerque, passed away on April 25, 2008. Mr. Flickinger was born on July 9, 1928 in Erie, Pennsylvania but moved at a young age to South Bend, Indiana where he spent his childhood years. While in high school he studied drama and wanted that to be his college major. Due to parental pressures he settled instead for the study of law and graduated magna cum laude from Yale University in 1950 with a pre-law degree. He attended the University of Michigan Law School and earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1953. During the Korean Conflict, Mr. Flickinger was drafted into the army and was employed in the G-2 (intelligence) section of a Headquarters Company. His military career was cut short in 1955 when he ruptured a disc in his back leading to his discharge. Mr. Flickinger returned to his pre-military law practice, but realized he wished to teach rather than practice law. He taught for three years at the Boston University Law School before accepting a position with the Kentucky University School of Law. In 1975, after eleven years in Kentucky, he was hired as a law professor at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and remained there until his retirement in 1993. While following his teaching career, Mr. Flickinger continued to enjoy his passion for the theatre and participated in thirty-five productions for Music Theatre Southwest. His two favorite roles were Joseph Porter in "H.M.S. Pinafore" and the Major General in "The Pirates of Penzance". He was always the law professor who would be an actor. A Memorial Service will be held at the Daniels Family Funeral Services Chapel, 7601 Wyoming NE, Albuquerque, NM on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 2:00 pm. Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010 www.danielsfuneral.com
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FLUCKEY -- Dorothy Mae "Dee" Fluckey, a resident of Elephant Butte, NM, passed away April 20th, 2008, after a courageous fight with cancer. Dee was born September 8, 1924, in Los Angeles, CA. As school teacher, travel agent, Avon Lady, member of the garden Club, Sierra Good Sam's, American Legion Post Legion 44, and VFW Auxiliaries, Dee influenced many during her journey through this life. She greeted everyone with a smile. She had many passions that she pursued including decorating, gardening, birding, RVing, Bingo, and challenging all comers to Bridge and Bunko. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Wallace N. Fluckey; her sons, Bruce M. Fluckey and wife, Mary, and Forrest N. Fluckey and wife, Grace. She was blessed with five grandchildren, Jennifer and Sara DiGrazia, Adam, Matthew, and Nicholas Fluckey; great-grandchildren include, Jordon and still-to-be born, Addisson. Dee was preceded in death by her only daughter, Sharon E. DiGrazia. She will be deeply missed by family, friends, and "Criquet". Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Celebration Service will be conducted Saturday, May 10, 2008, 11:00 a.m. at the American Legion Post 44, Hwy 195, Elephant Butte, NM. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials be made in Dee's memory to the American Legion Post Unit 44 Auxiliary, PO Box 1073, Elephant, Butte, NM 87935. Arrangements are by Kirikos Family Funeral Home, Inc. and Sierra Crematory, LLC (T or C, NM).
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FOX -- Jasper Fox, 61, of Albuquerque, passed away on April 23, 2008. He is survived by his sister, Janis Estman, her husband, Alvin, and their sons, Ryan and Aaron; two other nephews; and one niece; and his friends at Cash and Carry. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shigino Fox ; parents, Jasper and Fern Fox; sister, Frances; and brother, Jeff. Cremation has taken place. A private Memorial Service has taken place.
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FRENCH -- Clifford Corley French, 43, who constantly ingratiated others with his mirth, died early Thursday, May 1, 2008, after a long struggle with ill health. He never met a stranger. He had the tenacity to do all tasks well and was currently working on a degree in computer science. A lifelong Episcopalian, he had just transferred back to St. John's Cathedral in Albuquerque, NM from St. Paul in Waxahachie, TX. He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Alice Gilliland French of Albuquerque, NM; father, Richard Wilson French and wife, Nelda of Corpus Christi, TX; grandmother, Wilma Maureen Wilson French of Hot Springs, AK; two sisters, Karla Lynn French Messick of Albuquerque and Kathryn Lucille French King of Austin, TX; four nieces, Karlyn Michaele Crafton, Sarah Elizabeth Brewer, Angel K. Messick and Katrina Alicia Yarborough; nephew, James Kleberg Yarborough; and six great-nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association of NM, 2625 Pennsylvania NE, Suite 225, Albuquerque, NM 87110; the American Heart Association Local Affiliate, 2201 San Pedro NE, Building 2, Suite 102, Albuquerque, NM 87110; or the Albuquerque Kidney Center, 11298 Lomas Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112. After a dialysis treatment Clifford would say, "Well, I'm back to abnormal!" Services are pending and will be announced at a later date. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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GARCIA -- Lucinda J. The family of Mrs. Lucinda J. 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 Ramon Aragon , Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, presider of the Mass; to Charlie Lucero for reciting the Rosary and to the pallbearers. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW
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GARDNER -- Barney L. Gardner, age 91, passed away peacefully Friday May 2, 2008 in hospice on May 2 after a long battle with Parkinson's. He was a member of Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church. His beloved wife Virginia survives him, after a loving marriage of 68 years. He is also survived by daughter Phyllis Moffitt and husband Bruce and grandson Walter Deiter; daughter Patricia Higgins and husband Louis, and granddaughter Carol Dyer and husband Keith, and grandson Louis Higgins IV and wife Denise; son Byron Gardner and wife Susan and granddaughters Lindsey and Erin. He was a proud and caring grandfather to four great grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren. Barney was preceded in death by son, Laing Gardner, in 1976, and precious granddaughter, Patricia Higgins, in 1999. He graduated in 1939 from UNM with a BS degree in Geology, was student body president, lettered in football, and played with the Lobo team in the Sun Bowl. After graduation he worked as a Boy Scout Executive in northern New Mexico. (Barney had achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and the rank of Quartermaster in Sea Scouts). When WWII broke out, he worked as a Field Director for the American Red Cross stationed with the Ninth Armored Division. When he was drafted into the Army from the Red Cross he graduated OCS and was commissioned Lieutenant. He served in the Pacific Theater and worked on General McArthur's staff in Tokyo as Provost Marshall. When the war ended Barney wrote and helped implement the regulations for the repatriation of all Japanese troops who were prisoners taken by the Allies. This was logistically necessary before a full-fledged return of our troops. Barney received the Army Commendation Medal for his fine work in accomplishing this task. In doing so, he had volunteered to stay in Tokyo until this task was accomplished even though he had spent four years away from his family. Barney was a member of the American Legion for 60 years. He and his wife Virginia operated a successful public relations business for 25 years in Albuquerque. He was a talented and creative artist who worked in all mediums, winning first place ribbons in every show he entered. He was also a talented poet, a fine brave man, and was loved and respected by all he met. He will be terribly missed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Great Southwest Council, Boy Scouts of America, 5841 Office Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. (505) 345-8603, 1-800-368-9218, FAX (505) 345-4201. Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, May 6 at 9:00 AM at French Mortuary - Lomas Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. with Pastor Don Wilson presiding. Interment will follow at the Mountain Valley Cemetery Barton Road, Edgewood, New Mexico. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE Albuquerque NM 87112 (505) 275-3500 www.frenchmortuary.com
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GIRON -- Robert Sr. The family of Mr. Robert Giron Sr. would like to thank all of their relatives and friends for the kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement; and to Father Edmund Savilla, Church of the Ascension, presider of the Mass. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW
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GOMEZ -- Ramona P. The family of Mrs. Ramona P. Gomez would like to thank all of their relatives and friends for the kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement; to Father Jose Hernandez, St. Edwin Catholic Church, presider of the Mass; to the family members who recited the Rosary and to the pallbearers. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW
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HEIDFELD -- Ursula Heidfeld, a resident of Albuquerque since 1997, passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2008, after a long illness. She was born on January 17, 1940, in Germany and came to the United States in 1969. Ursula fought cancer with great courage, grace, and spirit for 3 1/2 years. She loved life and laughter and devoted herself to her family. Ursula was a part-time fashion model and past President of the Albuquerque Newcomers Club. She is survived by her former husband, Reinhard Heidfeld to whom she was married for 40 years; her daughters Angela and husband Todd Springer, of California, Gabriele and husband Eric Herold of California, and Katja and husband Larry Hyman of San Antonio, TX. Ursula also is survived by her grandchildren, Tessa and Zachary Springer and Jessica and Brandon Herold. Her family and many friends close by and far away miss her so much and say good-bye. Memorial Services for Ursula will be held in the Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services on Wyoming on Friday, May 9, 2008, at 11:00a.m. Services are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010 www.danielsfuneral.com
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HERRERA -- The family of Emilia L. Herrera would like to thank family and friends for all their support during this trying time. Your kindness will always be remembered. Services were in the care of: Daniels Family Funeral Services Garcia Chapel 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222 www.danielsfuneral.com
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HERRINGTON -- Nancy B. Herrington, 67, passed away on May 1, 2008 after a determined battle against ovarian cancer. She grew up in Ruleville, Mississippi and moved to Albuquerque in the 1960's where she enjoyed the sunshine and big blue sky. Nancy was preceded in death by her beloved dog and companion, Chowder. Nancy will be greatly missed by her son Preston (Gay) Herrington, III, of Farmington, NM, daughter Beth (Steven) Sanchez of Albuquerque, and her two precious granddaughters, Sarah and Rachel of Farmington. Nancy was very thankful to all the physicians, nurses, other medical personnel and Department of Senior Affairs staff who provided excellent compassionate care and services. Per Nancy's request, no memorial services will be held. In keeping with her love for all dogs, the family asks that any donations be made to the Albuquerque Humane Association of New Mexico (255-5523).
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HIBBERT -- Robert Hibbert. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all relatives and friends who were so kind and supportive during this difficult time. Special thanks are extended to those who sent flowers, cards and food. Your kindness will always be gratefully remembered. Funeral services were entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010 www.danielsfuneral.com
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JARAMILLO -- Gloria G. Jaramillo, 77, a resident of Albuquerque passed away April 25, 2008. Mrs. Jaramillo is survived by her daughter, Juliana Jaramillo; two sisters-in-law, Estella Parra and husband, Jose, and Corina Pacheco; two brothers-in-law, Gilbert Jaramillo and Joe Kilner; many close nieces, nephews and extended family members. She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Eliseo Jaramillo; son, Danny Gilbert Jaramillo and a brother, John J. Chavez, Jr. Mrs. Jaramillo was member of the Catholic Church. Visitation will be Sunday, May 4, 2008, from 5:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. at San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church, 2005 Plaza NW. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, May 5, 2008 at 9:00am at the Church, Father Dennis Garcia, presider. Interment of cremains will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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JENSEN -- Olaf Jensen, age 89, died on April 11, 2008, in Oakdale, MN. Olaf was born and lived in ND until 1963 when he and his wife Evelyn moved to Albuquerque. They lived in Albuquerque and Bosque Farms. Olaf worked as an electircal inspector for the City of Albuquerque. Olaf and Evelyn were members of St Paul Lutheran Church and Valley Lutheran Church. After retirement Olaf and Evelyn moved back to ND in 1991, and then to St Paul, MN in 1997. Olaf enjoyed many friends in Albuquerque and Bosque Farms. He is survived by Evelyn and many loving relatives and friends who miss him.
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JONES -- Charles Moreno Jones passed away April 19, 2008, in Gainesville, GA one week after his 85th birthday. Charlie grew up in Quincy, Panacea and Sopchoppy Florida. In recent years, he lived part time in Albuquerque with his beloved wife of 21 years, Marita Mae McCanna Dickinson Jones, who preceeded him in death in November of 2004. An avid outdoorsman, Charlie was a pilot for Eastern Air Lines for 33 years until his retirement. He got his pilot's training in the Army during WW II, serving in the 466th Bomb Group 785 Bomb Squadron. He is survived by his three children, David Jones from Mt. Airy, North Carolina, Virginia Jones Moss from Atlanta, GA and Barbara Jones Roberts from Dawsonville, GA, as well as four stepdaughters: Debbie Deakin from Ft. Collins, CO, Lauri Dickinson and Joani Murphy from Albuquerque, NM, and Kati Hays from Bainbridge Island, WA. A Private Ceremony will be held in Florida on May 8, 2008.
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KAILING -- Barbara Jean Kailing, 68, died April 30, 2008. She was born July 211, 1939, in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Barb lived the first part of her life in Wisconsin, graduating from Pardeeville High School in 1957 and finishing her BA degree at Carroll College. Barbara received her MA from Middlebury College in Vermont. She taught elementary, secondary, and college levels in Wisconsin, Guatemala, Columbia, Spain, New York, Georgia, and Virginia. Barbara finished her teaching career at William and Mary College in Virginia. She was finishing her PhD degree at the University of NM when struck by cancer. Barbara lived much of the time in a wheel chair in Albuquerque for over 20 years. She tutored various people in Spanish during the time of her limited mobility. Barbara had a great deal of musical talent, singing soprano, and playing guitar. Barbara sang solos at weddings, funerals, and other church services. She sang opera with a number of companies, notably the Florentine Opera Company in Milwaukee and the Spanish Royal Theater in Madrid where she performed with such artists as Placido Domingo and Monserrat Caballe. In the Albuquerque area, she was a member of Zarzuela Opera Company and the Pan American Round Table, a national organization that fosters Hispanic culture and learning. Barbara had an independent spirit, living alone most of her life. She was preceded in death by one brother, Jonathan Frank Kailing, and her parents Harold and Mary Elizabeth Kailing. Barbara is survived by brothers, Stephen (Nancy) Kailing of Silver City, NM, Daniel (Laura) Kailing of Suttons Bay, MI, and Joel (Kim) Kailing of Ooltewah, TN; one sister, Linda (Bob) Moore of Winston Salem, NC; ten nieces and nephews and ten great-nieces and great-nephews. She had several close friends with two of the closest being Debbie Eagan and Lazara Ramirez, both of Albuquerque. Memorial services will be held Monday, May 5, 2008, 2:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. The family wishes to express their deep appreciation to the caring staff of the Hospice of the Sandias and A New Day Assisted Living. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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KELLY -- Barbara Clayton Buskirk Kelly, born December 18, 1944 in La Grange, TX to Edna Earle and John Buskirk, after a brief illness, passed away at home on April 22, 2008 in Albuquerque, NM. With her death, we lost someone special who amazed with her talents, her sense of loving and giving, and compassion for all beings. Preceded in death by cousin, bob Appleton, in 1998; and father, Jack Buskirk, in 2001. Survived by mother, Eddie Buskirk, of Dallas; husband, Leo Kelly; and daughters, Sarah and Blair, of Albuquerque; brother, Kemper Buskirk, of Dallas, brother, Craig Buskirk and wife, Sunny, of Waxahachie, TX; sister, Jill Johns and husband, Tom, of Corrales, NM; nieces, Bailey and Ridgely Johns; and nephew, Jackson Johns, of Corrales; Leo's daughter, Chanin Dinelli; cousin, Suzie Appleton Clark and family of Albuquerque; cousin, Paula Appleton and family of Albuquerque; cousin, Jake Appleton and family of Farmington, NM. When Jack returned home from France in 1945, life began happily in Deming, NM, growing up in a home with parents, grandparents, and siblings- graduated Deming High in 1963 and started college at Oklahoma University- member of Chi Omega- in 1966 honored in Glamour Magazine as "10 best Coed"- her family moved to Dallas in '65 and 1968 graduated OU with degree in Fashion Merchandising/Design- an offer from Neiman Marcus to become a buyer started her career in fashion- moves to Birmingham, Mi for Bonwit-Teller and Los Angeles for May Company covered 11 years. In 1980, she moved to Albuquerque to Mary Leo, a happy union joined by two daughters. Her career in NM switched to art publications; Albuquerque Business Journal, Southwest Art Magazine Publisher until 2002, The Santa Fean and New at Home. Barbara had a passion and dedication for the art and artists of NM and the West. Also filling her life was her love for family and friends, home and garden. Health issues the last 10 years were met bravely and didn't stop her, only slowed her down. she will be loved forever and will live on in so many hearts. Cremation has taken place, and a family Memorial will take place on Memorial weekend, others pending.
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KENT -- Vivian Kent, 64, passed from this world into eternal life on April 30, 2008. She was born January 10, 1944 in Belen, NM to Flora and Ignacio Castillo as the sixth of eleven surviving children. Vivian moved to Albuquerque when she was 18. She married, had three children and later began her career at UNM. Vivian retired from UNM's Biology Department in 2006 and enjoyed a year of retirement before becoming ill. She resided at Aspen Care at the time of her death where she was surrounded by those who loved her. Vivian is survived by her son, Michael Kent; daughters, Mary Ann Jorgensen and husband, Mark, Monica Garcia and husband, Mizel; grandchildren, brothers, and sisters, friends, and Aspen Care staff. Visitation will be held at French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, on Sunday, May 4, 2008 at 4:00 p.m., followed by a Rosary beginning at 5:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, May 5, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at John XXIII Catholic Church, 4831 Tramway Ridge Dr. NE. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400 www.frenchmortuary.com
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LUNA -- Margarita Luna, 89, of Mountainair, NM passed away on Thursday May 1, 2008 in Los Lunas, NM. Margarita was born October 17, 1918 to Gregorio and Francisquita (Serna) Lovato in Red Canyon, NM. Margarita was a lifelong resident of Mountainair and was a member of the St. Alice Catholic Church and the Sacred Heart League. Margarita was preceded in death by her parents; husband Guadelupe Luna; daughter Bernice Luna; Granddaughter Valerie Garcia; sister Josefita Chavez; and brother Benito Lovato. She is survived by sons, Arturo Luna; Felipe Luna; Jerry Luna; Henry Luna all of Mountainair; Roger Luna of Bosque, NM; Greg Luna of Belen, NM; David Luna of Albuquerque, NM; daughters, Rosemary Alderete of Mountainair, NM; Josephine Potter of Belen, NM; Carla A. Lente of Belen, NM; sister, Clarinda Chavez of California; 24 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. A viewing will be held Monday, May 5, 2008 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the Harris-Hanlon Mortuary Chapel in Mountainair, NM. A rosary will be recited Monday, May 5, 2008 7:00 p.m. at St. Alice Catholic Church in Mountainair, NM. A Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Alice Catholic Church in Mountainair, NM. Father Ron Stone will be officiating. Interment will follow at the La Cienaga Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers are Lawrence Garcia, Pat DeLeon, Justin Luna, Aaron Luna, David Luna, Christopher Anaya, Alex Garcia, Ben Luna, John Luna and Arty Luna. Honorary pallbearers are all of her other grandchildren. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Harris-Hanlon Mortuary "Our Family Serving Your Family" (505) 847-2331 www.Harris-HanlonMortuary.com
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MALINOWSKI -- Helen Malinowski, 86 years, born June 10, 1921 in Chicago, IL, passed away April 30, 2008. She was a resident of Albuquerque since 1991. Helen loved to travel. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Edward Malinowski; daughter Melanie and husband John Olszewski residents of Albuquerque; son Michael and wife Karen Malinowski residents of Washington D.C.; grandson Steven and wife Magdalena Olszewski; and granddaughter Christi Olszewski residents of Albuquerque. A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 4, 2008 at French Mortuary Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd NW. Friends and family may visit French Mortuary Westside Chapel from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. A mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 5, 2008 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 1502 Sara Rd SE, Rio Rancho, NM. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 713 4th Street SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 (505) 346-1504. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300 www.frenchmortuary.com
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MCPHERSON -- Peggy Jean (Swann) August 11, 1940 - April 29, 2008 Peggy Jean (Swann) McPherson was born on August 11, 1940 in Portales, NM. She passed peacefully from this life on April 29, 2008 at Presbyterian Kaseman Hospice Inpatient Unit in Albuquerque. She was preceded by baby sister, Sharon Ann, her parents, Clem & Annie Swann and her beloved sister, Loretta Dudley. She is survived by her son Roy McPherson of Albuquerque, her daughter and son in law, Jana and Del Carlisle of Gilbert, AZ, her grandchildren, Summer Palmer, Jeremiah McPherson and his fiance Jennifer , Jillian McGough and her fiance Alberto Luna, Janae and her husband Jack Anderson and Kristen McGough and her long time boyfriend Tony Ruiz, her great grandsons, Casey and Ian Palmer. She is also survived by her siblings Betty and Dwight Brown, Venoy Price, Alvin and Thelma Swann, Doris and Pidge Pijanowski, Eva Gillian, Evie and Roy Thornton, Marlene Gibson and Paul Swann. She retired from Qwest in 2001 after 25 years of service. A reception will be held in Albuquerque at Carlisle Plaza Clubhouse in her memory on May 4, 2008 at 4:00 pm. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm, May 5, 2008 at Muffley's Funeral Home, 1430 Thornton Street Clovis, NM 88101. Arrangements are by Muffley Funeral Home, Inc. (575) 762-4435 www.muffleyfuneralhome.com.
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MEDRANO -- Romaine Mary Medrano, 65, passed peacefully away Thursday, May 1. She was born in Embudo, NM and raised in Costilla, NM. Romaine was preceded in death by her parents: Abel and Anna Martinez; brother: Abel Martinez; sister: Mary Archuleta; nephew: Roger Archuleta; and brother-in-law, Eloy Arellano. She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Daniel Medrano; sons: Danny (Ellyn) Medrano, Anthony (Belinda) Medrano, Fernando (Michelle) Medrano, Christopher Medrano; daughter: Corrinne (Felix) Garcia; brothers: William (Erma) Martinez, Jesse Martinez; and sister, Lillian Arellano; grandchildren: Derrick, Evan, Dominique, Desirae, Anjelica, and Alyssa. Rosary will be Tuesday 7:00 p.m. at San Jose de Duranes Mission. Mass will be Wednesday 10:00 a.m. at San Felipe de Neri Church. Graveside service to follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Honorary pallbearer will be Daniel Martinez. Online condolences: www.Reflectionoflife.com. The Salazar family of REFLECTIONS Funerals & Life Celebrations 2400 Washington Street NE 884-5777
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MORGAN -- Paula Morgan, friend of the desert and sea, passed away on Monday, April 28, 2008, surrounded by love and friendship. A Memorial Service will be held at UNM Alumni Chapel this Sunday, May 4th at 2:00 p.m. followed by reception to celebrate Paula's spirited life and reunion with Thom. In lieu of flowers, Paula would appreciate donations to the Animal Humane Association or an environmental advocacy group of your choice. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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MULLER -- Tomasita. The family of Mrs. Tomasita Muller would like to thank all of their relatives and friends for the kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement; to Father Tom Zotter, Shrine of St. Bernadette Catholic Church, presider of the Mass; to Deacon Pablo LeFebre, for reciting the Rosary and to the pallbearers. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW
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MURPHY -- Thelma Lee (Vossen) Murphy, February 7, 1924 - April, 18, 2008. Thelma, 84,passed away at her home in San Leandro, CA. Born in Ellinwood, Kansas she was preceded in death by her husband, M/Sgt. Thomas R. Murphy, Ret. Thelma is survived by her children, James Robert Murphy, Jean Marie Morris, Theresa Ann McHenry and Catherine Marie Murphy-Webster; 19 grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. Thelma, a fun-loving, spirited woman who captivated the hearts of many, worked for many years at the Kirtland Bowling Lanes and the Tijeras Arroyo Golf Course in Albuquerque. A Funeral Mass will be held at the Shrine of St. Bernadette in Albuquerque on Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at 9:00 a.m. Following at 3:00 p.m. Thelma will be laid to rest with her husband at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to attend.
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MYERS -- David September 19, 1964 - May 4, 2005 In loving memory of "Buzzy" a kind, loving, caring son, brother, father, and uncle. Buzzy, time seems to pass through our fingers like sand in an hour glass. It's hard to believe it's been so long since we heard your laugh or seen your smile. But memories of you fill our hearts everyday with love and joy. Even though your time on Earth was short, you left our family with so many wonderful memories. We know you are with Pops in heaven, but it is still hard for us here. You should know that Buddy is a daddy to a beautiful baby girl. You would love her. Your family misses you terribly. We know we will one day see you again, and that you are our angel up in heaven watching over us. We love and miss you, Your loving family.
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OWENS -- "Sue" Mary Francis, 89, beloved wife and mother, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 29, 2008. Sue was born near Winnsboro, Texas May 31, 1918 to parents Charles and Lura Stone. She is survived by her devoted husband of 63 years, Floyd Richard "Dick" Owens. Dick and Sue made their home in Albuquerque since 1973. During WWII, Sue lived in Babbitt, Nevada, working for the war effort at the Naval Ammunition Depot. It was there she met and married Dick, a navy sailor stationed at the depot. She devoted much of her time to PTA and as president of PEO. After moving to Alamogordo in the 1960's Sue served in the Gerald Champion Memorial Hospital Volunteer Program. She continued her hospital volunteer work throughout her life and after later moves to Torrance and Lompoc, California, and finally to Albuquerque. While in Lompoc, she was an active member of the Lompoc Flower Club and the annual Lompoc Flower Festival. Throughout her life, Sue was an active member of many churches, including Grace United Methodist Church in Alamogordo, Palos Verdes United Methodist Church and Lompoc United Methodist Church, and Albuquerque's St. John's United Methodist Church where she was active in Naomi Circle. Sue is survived by her daughter, Patsy Cavin and husband Bill of Albuquerque, and by son Richard "Rick" Owens and wife Amy of Rio Rancho. Surviving grandchildren are Kimberli Ruiz and husband Albert, Jeffry Owens and wife Cindy, Thomas Scott Owens and wife Kari, Russell Owens and wife Kelly, Timothy Owens and wife Barbara, Cristina Johnson and husband Joshua, Daniel Cavin and wife April, Ashley Owens, Brianna Owens and Tasha Owens. Also surviving are 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, son Thomas Leon Owens, grandson Dean Edward Owens, sister Juanita Barker, and brother Weldon "Buck" Stone. Visitation will be Sunday, May 4, 2008, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd., NE. Funeral Services will be Monday, May 5, 2008, 12:30 p.m. at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel with Rev. Clyde Stanfield officiating. Interment will be at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 9500 Montgomery NE, Suite 209, Albuquerque 87111 or St. John's United Methodist Church, 2626 Arizona NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500 www.frenchmortuary.com
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PACHECO -- Dubiginio ( Dubie) Pacheco, 68, journeyed to eternal life on April 25, 2008. He is preceded by his parents, Jose T. and Rufina Pacheco. He is survived by children, Lawrence Pacheco and wife, Darlene Pacheco, Maria Valdez and husband, Randy and Ruth Groom; grandchildren, Naomi, Nicole, Jesse, Isaac, Aaron, Andrea, Jarred, Jennifer and Ray; great-grandchildren, Joseph, Jacob, Adrian, Nathaniel, Camille, Francisco and Xavier; siblings, Joe A., Stella, Filiberto and wife, Barbara Pacheco, Virginia Garcia, Estella, Rupert Martinez, Aloise Hults and husband, Richard, Eileen Pacheco, and numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held at Holy Family Church on May 6, 2008 at 8:00 a.m., 562 Atrisco SW. Interment at National Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM at 1:00 p.m.
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PEITAVINO -- Florence Donati, 88, a former resident of Albuquerque passed away on Sunday, April 27, 2008. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marco and Assunta Donati, and her husband of 35 years, Peter Peitavino. She is survived by her daughters, Sue Lemons of Lakewood, Colorado, and Gina Lockwood of Boise, Idaho. She is remembered by her four grandchildren, Cara Gabrielse, Mike Lemons, Lindsey Lockwood, and Alex Lockwood and six beautiful great-grandchildren. Florence lived in Albuquerque for over 60 years. She worked for the Army Corp of Engineers on Conchas Dam, and later worked as the office manager for the Albuquerque Surgical Group. She spent the past 16 years in the Denver area tending her garden and being loved by her family, friends, and neighbors. To know her was to love her. A memorial service will be held in Lakewood, Colorado on May 1st. The family asks that you remember Florence by planting a geranium, her favorite flower, in your garden this Spring, or by giving to the Alzheimer's Association.
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PETERSON -- Minnie Mae "Terry." Perhaps you brought or served food. Perhaps you sent a lovely card or sat quietly in a chair. Perhaps you sent a floral piece, if so, we saw it there. Perhaps you spoke the kindest words as any friends could say; perhaps you were not there at all, just thought or prayed for us that day. Whatever the part the Lord had you play to console our hearts, we thank you so much, and may He bless each one of you. The family of Minnie Mae "Terry" Peterson. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500 www.frenchmortuary.com
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PEA -- The family of Henry Pea thanks their many friends and relatives whose sympathy and thoughtfulness will always be remembered and deeply appreciated. RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 SAN MATEO BLVD. NE
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POSZWA -- Mary Virginia Poszwa, 88, a resident of Albuquerque since 1949, died Monday, April 28, 2008. She is survived by her sister, Nona Hill; brother, Carroll Maden; niece, Neoma Baker; and many nieces and nephews. Mary served in the Army during WWII as a WAC and was a bookkeeper retiring at the age of 86. She was an avid reader who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Mary will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved her. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 5, 2008 at the Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum Chapel at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the local animal shelters. Mary's favorite color was yellow, so please wear something yellow in her honor to the service. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 505.275.3500 www.frenchmortuary.com
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PSOMAS -- Betty L. Psomas. Surrounded by her children, on the afternoon of April 30th, Betty L. Psomas left this world to be united with our Lord and Saviour in the most peaceful and gentle way. She will be remembered mostly for her loving kindness and for her Love of Life, and missed for the light and laughter she brought to the lives of others. Gather together those who Love her - to remember her and to say farewell. Rosary at French Mortuary on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. (10500 Lomas Blvd, NE) Mass at St. Bernadette's on Monday at 9:00 a.m. (11401 Indian School NE)
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ROBBINS -- Shirley Muriel Evans Robbins was born May 10, 1921, in Joyfield Twp., Benzie County, Michigan to Gladys Vera Putney Evans and J. Ben Evans. (J. Ben Evans was born James Benzonia Walker and adopted by John D. and Nancy Evans at age five) Shirley peacefully passed on April 18, 2008, at the Hospice branch of Anna Kaseman Hospital. She was a resident of Albuquerque since 1973. She is survived by her husband, Donald Kelly Robbins; one brother, Duane (Bug) Gemmell Evans and his wife Susie, of Benzonia, Benzie County, Michigan; and a sister, Iris Noreen Evans Graham and husband, Harry, of Raymore, Missouri; Seventeen nieces and nephews; and thirty five great-nieces and nephews. Her step-children are Lynn Sullivan and husband, David, of Albuquerque, Kyra Ludwigson and husband, Jeff, of Mahtomedi, Minnesota, Dr. David Robbins and his wife, Ruthie Horn, of Albuquerque, and Janna Bordeaux and husband, Dean, of Phoenix, Arizona. She was predeceased by her father, J. Ben Evans (1935); and her mother, Gladys Vera Putney Evans (1952); and four brothers, Kenneth Chester Evans (1945), Harry Walker Evans (1953), Sidney Carroll Evans (1988), and James David Evans (1973). Shirley was a life long member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She was an active member of Monte Vista Christian Church while living in Albuquerque. The church has played a great part in her life. She has gained much support of her faith in the church. She attended Benzie County Normal (1938-1939) and taught two years in a one room country school in that county. She was graduated from Bronson Methodist Hospital School of Nursing, Kalamazoo, Michigan and had a Master's degree (in Nursing) from Western Michigan University of Kalamazoo, Michigan. She practiced as a registered nurse (RN) for more than forty years. During that span of time, she has had a variety of supervisor positions. She taught nursing at Bronson Methodist Hospital, and remained in touch with many of her students for all of her life. She served as Director of Nursing Education and Medical Supervisor at the University of Minnesota Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was assistant Director of Nursing at Blodgett Memorial Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan. She was a Medical Supervisor at Memorial Hospital, Fremont, Ohio. She was Director of Nursing at Memorial Hospital in St. Joseph, Michigan. She married and moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1973. While in New Mexico, she was an Assistant Professor of Nursing, for the University of New Mexico. She helped set up the UNM school of Nursing in Gallup. She was the Director of Nursing for the Cancer Research and Treatment Center, in its early formative years. She participated in the Meson cancer treatment activity at Los Alamos. She joined the Presbyterian family, and worked with the several branch centers that Presbyterian Hospital has across the state, like Clovis, Socorro, and Belen. She became Director of Nursing for the downtown Presbyterian Hospital. She retired from that position in 1981. She was an active member of the American Nurses Association, while in Michigan, Ohio, and New Mexico. Also the New Mexico Nurses Association and the National League for Nursing, and the American Association of Nursing Service Administrators. She was a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing. She was a long time member of AAUW, the American Association of University Women. She was also a member of PEO Chapter BJ. She was published in the American Journal of Nursing and in Supervison Nurse. She enjoyed travel. All fifty states, eleven Canadian provinces, several trips to Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Since retirement, she has been busy with church activities and volunteer work with Meals on Wheels as a nurse visitor and board member. This collection of facts may fail to reflect a woman who loved God, her church, her family and people. She had many great friends. Daniels Funeral home is providing the cremation. A Memorial Service celebrating Shirley's life will be held on May 10, 2008, at the Monte Vista Christian Church at 2:00 p.m. Shirley wished to have any memorials in her name sent to her church. Monte Vista Christian Church 3501 Campus Blvd, NE Albuquerque, NM 87106
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ROMERO -- Tillie L. The family of Mrs. Tillie L. Romero would like to thank all of their relatives and friends for the kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement; to Father Edmund Savilla, presider of the Mass; to Deacon Bill Hoefler for officiating the Graveside Blessing; to the Legion of Mary for reciting the Rosary; and to the pallbearers. Arrrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW
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ROMO -- Tony M. The family of Mr. Tony (Big Bro) M. Romo would like to thank all of their relatives and friends for the kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement; to Deacon Harry Beare, Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, presider of the Mass; and to Martha Herrera for reciting the Rosary. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW
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RUDOLPH -- Anita Jean Rudolph, 82, a resident of Albuquerque since 1944, died Friday, May 2, 2008. She is survived by her sons, Paul Rudolph and wife Nancy of Placitas, and James Rudolph and partner John Gonsiorek of Minnetonka, MN; grandchild, Brooks Rudolph of Albuquerque; step-grandchild, Adrienne Gray of Albuquerque; brothers, Carl House and partner Henry Messer of Dearborn Heights, MI and Donald House and wife Priscilla of Albuquerque. Private family Services will be held. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE Albuquerque NM 87112 (505) 275-3500 www.frenchmortuary.com
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SANCHEZ -- Arsenio Lorenzo Sanchez Sr., (87) Arsenio completed his great journey home April 21, 2008. He was born August 31, 1920 to Magdalena Torrez and Antonio Sanchez from Bosque in Valencia County. Shortly after his birth, Arsenio was given to his god-parents. They lived in Casa Colorada, a small town south of Belen, where his days consisted of taking sheep to the river for water and to pasture for the day, returning at dusk only to eat and prepare for the next day of the same. Arsenio did not go to school as a child, he did chores and spent his long lonely days shepherding. He would often hear stories that he had a large family in "Martinez Town." He secretly longed to know his real family. At about age 14, he left that life to search for his birth parents and all his brothers and sisters. He would find them in Martinez Town, a barrio in Albuquerque, eventually reuniting with all his four brothers, Oswaldo, Jesus "Chewey", John "Phelipe", Ignacio and all of his three sisters, Ramona, Barbarita and Mary. Ignacio remains as the sole surviving sibling to date. Arsenio had many hurdles to cross on this great journey, one such hurdle was starting first grade as a teenager. He completed up to the seventh grade and to his great credit, had a very successful life, career and family. As a young man, Arsenio went to Delano, California to look for work. He worked as a humble farm hand in the grape vineyards pruning grapes, packaging, sorting, boxing and hauling grapes for shipping purposes. He was 24 when he joined the United States Army during WWII, on July 5, 1944. He belonged to Alpha Company 383rd Infantry Regiment 96th Division. Arsenio was awarded a Bronze Star and was a Purple Heart recipient for his heroic efforts at "Charlie Hill" saving the lives of his wounded comrades by retrieving them from behind enemy lines while he himself was wounded, going back twice before accepting medical care for himself. He did a "Forrest Gump" rescue. Arsenio was presented his medal in 2003, Heather Wilson, the U.S. Congresswoman, presented the Purple Heart Medal to him in a formal presentation at his home some 58 years later. Prior to leaving for the war, Arsenio met Elisa Quintana at the Old Town Saturday night dance. They married and had seven children, Dolores, Sally, Lawrence, "Babo", Gloria, Cheyenne and Paul, all of whom they loved very much. "Babo" had preceded his father in death on July 19, 2007 and "Elisa", his loving wife of 64 years, also preceded him in death March 8, 2005. Surviving him are 22 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. In 1985, Arsenio retired from the Veteran's Administration Hospital after 38 years of dedicated service. He loved his job and never missed a day, retiring with 2260 hours of sick-leave. Following his retirement, he maintained his interests in sports, especially baseball, where he umpired for many years with West Mesa Little League. He was a life-time member of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 3, American Legion Post 99, Ernie Pyle Cutting Chapter No. 3 and a life-time member of The Military Order of Purple Heart. Aresnio had a unique fondness of "clocks" which was evident by the 50 he had in his home. He especially loved gardening. He had a "green thumb" and was always planting trees, tomatoes and jalapenos. Arsenio was also a great cook pleasing everyone with his famous "pico de gallo" and pans of food or chili for all the parties at work, family gatherings and celebrations. Arsenio was also a very giving person, giving to all who crossed his path and surely to those in need. Even at his last days, he was giving orders to all making sure that his gifts were still being distributed to those around him. His neighbors protected and watched over him, his co-workers respected him, his family adored him and his caregivers loved him. All children surrounded him, he was easy and warm with babies always making them smile. Arsenio's last miles home were blessed because he had the "finest" of mankind caring for him and at his side. Amber Care Hospice was "phenomenal" and never far away with their support and tenderness, namely, Claudia and Heather his hospice nurses, Curtis, his hospice aide, and especially Christine with her words of comfort, encouragement and of hope. The absolute best team cared for him all of which hospice is- thank you Amber Care. Thanks to Maxim Health Care for Flora and Valencia, we appreciate all you've done. "Juanita", you made him whatever he wanted, cared for him with tenderness and love. Because of you we were able to give him the only gift he ever asked for "letting him take his last breaths in his own home." You helped us fill his days with dignity-the best gift of all. The true angel that we found, Juanita "gracias para todo Juanita", "esta Juanita vale oro".A Rosary will be recited Sunday, May 4, at 4:00 p.m., at French Mortuary Westside Chapel. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, May 5, 2008, (Cinco de Mayo) at 9:00 a.m., at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 5415 Fortuna Rd. NW, with interment to follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery, with full military honors by the US Volunteers of America. Friends may visit French Mortuary Westside Chapel Sunday, May 4, 2008, from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300 www.frenchmortuary.com
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SANCHEZ -- Julia. The family of Mrs. Julia Sanchez would like to thank all of their relatives and friends for the kind expression of sumpathy extended to them during their bereavement; to Deaon Pablo Lefebre for reciting the Rosary, presider of the Communion Service and officiating the Graveside Blessing; and to the pallbearers. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW
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SANCHEZ -- Mary G. Sanchez passed away peacefully with her family at her side on May 2, 2008 at the age of 87. She is survived by her sons; Erick Sanchez wife Karen, Jude Sanchez, wife Sharon and daughter Myra Gonzales, husband Roque. Grandchildren; Brian Sanchez, wife Kerri, Dawn Sanchez, Eric Jason Sanchez, Chad Sanchez, Michael Yoffee, Jon Yoffee, wife Marianne, Aaron and Rachael Gonzales. Great grandchildren; Kevin, Michelle, Tanner Sanchez and Kenzo Jude Yoffee. She is also survived by her brothers Evaristo Gallegos Jr., wife Magdalena Gallegos, Arthur Gallegos, Arthur Gallegos, wife Esther, sister Christina Valdez, brother in law Lorenzo "Tudy" Sanchez all of Santa Rosa, and numerous cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband Inez Abel Sanchez and her sister in law Eralda Ulibarri. Mary was a devout Catholic who lived a pious life. She belonged to the Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, and also participated in the Alter Rosary Society. She attended Highlands University and worked as a legal secretary. After raising her children, Mary worked at JC Penney's until her retirement. She was a devoted wife, daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and great grand mother and friend to many. Mary will be deeply missed by all who knew her and will be remembered as a giving, loving person with a kind soul. A rosary will be recited on Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 7 p.m. at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, 5311 Phoenix Ave. N.E. Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 10 a.m. at Queen of Heaven Church followed by interment as Santa Fe National Cemetery. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE Albuquerque NM 87112 (505) 275-3500 www.frenchmortuary.com
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SANDOVAL -- Maria I. Sandoval went to meet her Savior on April 30, 2008. She was born in 1908 in Mapimi, Mexico. Came to the United States when she was four months old. She was preceded in death by her husband Moises, sons Raymond and Gilbert the first, Daughter Marcella Sandoval, grandsons Ronnie, Moises, Dennis Sandoval, Joe Gonzales, Rachel Encinias and Jeffery Paez the first, She is survived by daughters, Emma Manzanares of Bellflower California, Adela and Cornelio Gonzales, Julia (Peggy) and Tommy Carpenter, sons Gilbert and Genevieve Sandoval who were her care takers with their children, Juanita, Camilla (Anna) and Monica, and great grand child Katheran Revak all of Jemez Springs, Johnny and Genevieve Sandoval of Los Lunas, Robert and Theresa Sandoval of Rio Rancho, 34 grandchildren, 69 great grandchildren and 36 great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers are Chris Manzanares, Rudy Gonzales, Raymond Sandoval, Gilbert Sandoval Jr. Patrick Sandoval, Anthony Sanchez and Eric Sandoval. Honorary Pallbearers are Kenny and Jimmy Sandoval Kathy Sanchez, Mark, Jeffery and Timmy Paez, Manolito and Diego Sanchez which she helped raise. All her grand children and great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. We wish to thank Hospice of the Sandias, Enchanted Hills Home Healthcare Agency, Arleen Garcia, Susan Cart-Powell and Loretta Sandoval for all their help. A Visitation will take place from 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 5, 2008 at Mary Mother of Priests Catholic Church, with a Rosary to follow at 6:30 p.m. A Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 6, 2008, also at Mary Mother of Priests Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Jemez Springs. Donations can be made to Our Lady of the Assumption Building Fund P.O. Box 10 Jemez Springs, NM 87025. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300 www.frenchmortuary.com
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SCOTT -- Ellis Bryan Scott 79, a resident of Albuquerque, died Friday, May 2, 2008, of cancer. Born February 26, 1929 in Pryor, Oklahoma and he grew up in Grainola, the only son of Robert and Elizabeth Scott. He played basketball for Eastern Oklahoma Junior College and then transferred to New Mexico A & M (NMSU). His NMSU team was inducted into the school's hall of fame in 2000. He served two years in the military and after discharge, he continued his education. He was a true Aggie, earning his Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate's degrees in education from that institution. He was chosen as an Outstanding Centennial Alumnus, for the College of Education at NMSU in 1988. It was in college that he met and married his wife of fifty-two years, Shirley Ann Earhart Scott. They went on to start their careers teaching grades 1-8 in a two room school in Mayhill, NM. He taught in Weed, NM while coaching a six-man football team, later becoming high school principal in Dexter, NM and then the Superintendent. He would remain in education all his working life serving as Superintendent of Schools in Bloomfield, Farmington, Hobbs, and Kirtland Central. Not only did he provide leadership in schools, he joined civic organizations in each town and made wonder friends in each community. He was a life long member of the United Methodist Church, a lifetime member of B.P.O.E. He spent most of his retirement in Albuquerque playing golf with his friends at Albuquerque Country Club. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; son, Steven Ellis; daughter, Donette Wagner, all of Albuquerque; daughter, Dacia Scott Roberts and husband, Rick of San Antonio, TX; three grandchildren, Elizabeth Roberts, Chad Wagner and wife, Julie, and Ellis (E.J.) Roberts; and two great-grandchildren, Alexandria and Koen Wagner. He leaves behind many other loved family members and friends. Memorial Services will be held Monday, May, 2008, 3:30 p.m., at Albuquerque's Central United Methodist Church, 1615 Copper NE. Memorial contributions may be made to Rotary Club of Albuquerque Del Norte Foundation, PO Box 3951, Albuquerque NM 87190. This Rotary Foundation supports local community needs. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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SHEARER -- Perla P. Shearer, 55, a resident of Albuquerque passed away on April 29, 2008. Mrs. Shearer is survived by her beloved husband of twenty-seven years, Frank Shearer; her daughter Tanya Brown and husband, Scott; her mother, Lillie Gallegos; her sisters, Mary Ann Greenslete and husband, Mark, Elizabeth Montoya and husband, Ramon; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mrs. Shearer was preceded in death by her father, Fidel Lucero and her brothers, Donald Edwards Jr. and Ralph Edwards. Visitation will be Monday, May 5, 2008, at Church of the Ascension, 2150 Raymac SW, from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m., by Patricia Lobato and Joe Capasso. Final visitation will be Tuesday at the Church from 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Father Edmund Savilla, presider. Interments will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Wayne Vine, Donald Davis, Robert Martinez,Tommy Benavidez, Paul Clark and Frank Cordova. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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SIMMS -- Charles T. Simms, Sr., died Thursday, May 1, 2008, in Albuquerque, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Tularosa, NM, on February 27, 1924 to Donald and Lucille Simms. He is survived by his loving wife of over 63 years, Ruth; his son, Charles T. (Tom) Simms, Jr., D.D.S. and wife, Mary Lou, Tom's children, Tom and Jennifer and their mother, Sharron Pulliam; son, Steven R. Simms and wife, Gail and their son, Jason; son, John P. Simms and wife, Alice and their children, John Brian and his wife, Ana and Jeffrey; daughter, Mary E. Slemp and husband, Larry and their children, Melissa and Matthew; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his sister, Elizabeth Ann (Betty) King; brother, Donald C. Simms, Jr. and his dear friend and hunting and fishing buddy, Jack Nieman. Charles grew up in Tularosa, where he was a standout tennis and basketball player in high school and worked in his father's drug store. He was awarded a Bronze Star for his proud service to his country in the Army during World War II and Korea. He was part of the first graduating class from the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy in 1949. After the war he and his father opened and operated Simms Drug Store in Albuquerque's North Valley until 1975. He later opened and operated Simms Drug Store in Rio Rancho. He finished his career as a pharmacist working for Smith's in his beloved North Valley until 1987. He was very proud of the many years of compassionate and caring service he provided to his customers, many of whom he considered to be his friends. He was also very proud of his children and grandchildren. He was an avid and skillful fly-fisherman and hunter. He loved reminiscing about his many fishing and hunting adventures with family and friends and, with a twinkle in his eye, teasing everyone around him. A very important part of his life was his 55-year membership, love and support of Harwood United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir, taught Sunday school and, on occasion, would deliver the Sunday message. Memorial services will be held Monday, May 5, 2008, 11:00 a.m., at Harwood United Methodist Church, 420 San Lorenzo, NW. Private interment of his cremated remains will take place on a later date at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his memory to Harwood United Methodist Church, 420 San Lorenzo, NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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SIMPSON -- Danny Lee Simpson was born October 14, 1947 in Durango, Colorado. He passed away Thursday, May 1, 2008 at the age of 60. Danny Honorably served his country in the Air National Guard during Viet Nam. He enjoyed growing his own vegetables and working with computers. Danny was preceded in death by his father, Alton Leroy Simpson. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy M. Simpson; sons, Craig L. and Kevin L. Simpson; mother, Yvonne D. Rivera; step-father, Eddy B. Rivera; sister, Kathy Cole; brothers, Glenn Simpson, Steve and Robert Rivera; step-mother, Loretta Simpson; grandchildren, Ryan S., Ross, Bryce and Gage Simpson, and Kenzie Simpson ; numerous cousins, nephews, nieces other family members and friends who loved and will miss him. A family memorial was held at his home for family and friends. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to any program that supports and encourages blood, plasma, and bone marrow donations and support for local Lymphoma Societies. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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SLAVIC -- Joseph Michael Slavic was born April 18, 1914, and passed away on April 30, 2008. A Memorial Service will take place on Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at Riverside Funeral Home at 7:00 pm. The family will receive friends starting at 6:00 pm. Arrangements in care of RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 SAN MATEO BLVD. NE 764-9663 www.riversidefunerals.com
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SOUTHER -- Paul. The Souther family wishes to thank the many friends, relatives and Bikers who attended the memorial service. Your kind words, prayers, cards, flowers, and thoughtfulness will always be remembered and appreciated. It was a special day and we are grateful.
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TRUJILLO -- Adelaido "Lalo" Our best and most gracious gratitude to our friends and family for thier support in our time of need. GRACIAS A DIOS
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TURNER -- Catherine E., 93, of Albuquerque, born February 14, 1915, passed away on April 25, 2008. Cremation has taken place. Inurnment will happen privately at Sunset Memorial Park at a later date.
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VALADEZ -- Jose Carlos Valadez, Jr., 28, of Albuquerque, passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2008. He was born November 16, 1979 to Carlos and Maribel Valadez. He was born in El Paso, and moved to Albuquerque at a young age. He was a proud graduate of Sandia High School and Member of the United States Marine Corp. He was a loving son, brother, father, husband and friend; he was charismatic and had a great sense of humor. He is survived by his two beautiful daughters, Isabella Jasmine and Ariel Nevaeh, his parents Carlos and Maribel, sister Ilynn and brother Marco. His service will be held at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE at 1:00 pm Sunday, May 4, 2008. Funeral Mass will be at 7:30 am Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Jose will be buried at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. with full military honors. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE Albuquerque NM 87112 (505) 275-3500 www.frenchmortuary.com
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VALDEZ -- Clarissa Valdez. The family wishes to thank their many friends and relatives who reflected on her life. Your sympathy and thoughtfulness will always be gratefully remembered and deeply appreciated. REFLECTIONS Funerals & Life Celebrations 2400 Washington Street NE 884-5777
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VAN SICKLE -- Alice Van Sickle, 91, a resident of Albuquerque since 1947, died Thursday, May 1, 2008. She is survived by her son, Larry Van Sickle and wife Sharon of Yuma, AZ; daughter, Gena Van Sickle and Mona Moss of Palestine, TX; granddaughters, Monique, Monica, and Tamara; great-grandson, Austin; brother, Kenneth Foote of Battle Creek, MI; and an exceptional friend, Donna Arthur. She was preceded in death by her husband Burton Van Sickle in 1980. Alice, a giving and caring person who would go beyond the call of duty to help family and friends. She was a faithful member of Los Altos Church of the Nazarene and helped form a group of ladies called the "Forget Me Nots". Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at French Mortuary - Lomas Chapel, 10500 Lomas NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary one hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to Los Altos Church of the Nazarene, 215 Erbbe St NE, 87123. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500 www.frenchmortuary.com
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WALTERS -- Robert Carlton Walters, 82, a longtime resident of Albuquerque passed away Saturday, April 26, 2008 in his home. He is survived by his wife, Billie Walters; children, Leigh Walters, Kurt Walters and partner, Janice Sebesta, Stella Krauss and husband, Rick of Albuquerque, Toby Walters and wife, Alison of Los Alamos; extended family Rosie Walters of Albuquerque; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Robert was a noted artist and architect. His abstract expressionistic paintings and sculpture reside in national and international collections as well as the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He worked in the private sector as an architect and publicly as a teacher retiring as Professor Emeritus from the School of Architecture at the University of New Mexico. His passion and love for art kept him in his studio daily. Robert is deeply loved and will be greatly missed. A private Celebration of his inspirational life will be held at a later date. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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WILLIAMS -- CECIL L. "Bill" Williams, age 82, of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and recently of Edmond, Oklahoma passed away Monday, April 14, 2008 at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital due to complications from pulmonary fibrosis. Bill was preceded in death by his former wife, Kathleen Swinford Williams; his parents, Herbert A. and Lela Williams; sister, Mildred Carr; and brothers: Kenneth, Edgar, and Ralph Williams. Bill was born October 28, 1925 in Dresden, MO to parents Lela and Herbert A. Williams. Bill is survived by his wife of 35 years, Patt Faulk Williams of Edmond, OK; daughter and son-in-law Judy and Richard Homer of Cedar Crest, NM; son Jeff Williams of Santa Fe, NM; daughter and son-in-law Paige and Sean Holen of Austin, TX; grandchildren, Skye and Tyler Wallace of Austin, TX; sisters, Dora Lee Kilpatrick of West Monroe, LA and Virginia Lightner of Hesperia, CA; brothers, Irvin Williams of Alta Loma, CA, and Gene Williams of Gladstone, MO. Bill served in the U.S. Army during WWII and again during the Korean War. Bill was a sales representative for IBM for 25 years. He accomplished the unique distinction of achieving the IBM 100% Club every year of his distinguished career. He was also a member of the coveted IBM Golden Circle Club, awarded to the top 7% of the IBM's national sales force 17 times. A Memorial Service will be conducted Wednesday, May 7, 2008, 10:00 a.m. at Berardinelli Family Chapel. Inurnment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to the New Mexico Girls Ranch, 28348 US Highway 285, Lamy, NM 87540. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 984-8600
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YAGOW -- Erhard (Tex) G. Yagow, 80 a resident of Albuquerque since 1991 passed away on Tuesday, April 29, 2008. Tex was born November 3rd, 1927 to Charles and Martha Yagow on the family farm in Altamont, Illinois. He is survived by his wife Rebecca; his sons, Chuck (Jacky) and David Yagow and daughters, Trudy (Fred) Heath and Sherry (Mike) Furrow. 6 Grandchildren: Caitlin and Taylor Yagow Christy Lehman, John Sandwell, Stacie Sovinski, Matt Furrow and 7 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers Walter and John (Lillian) Yagow and sisters Hildegard (Vernon) Heichelbech, Evelyn (Jim) Shoemaker and Edith (Richard) Miller. He served in the US Navy during WWII and was honorably discharged as a seamen 2nd class. Tex worked as a freight railroad conductor with the New York Central, Penn Central and Conrail systems for 31 years before retiring in 1989. He was a very loving and generous man who gave freely of his time to his family and faith community, Cross of Hope Lutheran Church. Visitation will held Sunday, May 4th from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at French Mortuary Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd NW. Funeral service will be held Monday, May 5, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. at Cross of Hope Lutheran Church, 6104 Taylor Ranch Rd NW. Interment will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Cross of Hope Lutheran Church c/o Sharing More Hope Than Ever, 6104 Taylor Ranch Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300 www.frenchmortuary.com
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YATES -- James L. Yates, 56, a loving husband, father, son and friend passed away suddenly on April 27, 2008, in Ada, Oklahoma. A long-time resident of Edgewood, Jim was born in Roswell, NM 9/27/51 and most recently worked for the Chickasaw Nation in Oklahoma. A private Memorial Service was held in Ada, OK on April 30, 2008. He was preceded in death by his sister, Shirlie Groves. He is survived by his wife, Linda Yates, son Kasey Yates, step-children Adam Fulton, Michael Pierce, Elizabeth Pierce, sister Sue Lynn, and husband Rick Jordan, two nieces, Rachel Wilson, Natalie Rademacher, nephew Isaac Groves, and parents Charles H. and E. Jean Yates.
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ZANONI -- Pete Leo Zanoni, 87, a resident of Albuquerque died Wednesday, April 30, 2008. He is survived by his sons, Mark R. Zanoni of Albuquerque and Peter D. Zanoni and wife Mona of Lees Summit, MO; daughter, Jeanenne Massey and husband John of Tijeras, NM; grandchildren, Anne Bouckley and husband Ray of Dripping Springs, TX, Ben Massey of Ventura, CA, and David Zanoni of Lees Summit, MO; and one great-granddaughter, Sarah Bouckley. Pete was born on September 8, 1920 in Trinidad, CO and was a graduate of the University of Texas. He served his country during WWII as a 1stLT in the Army Air Corps as a Bombardier on a B-24 Liberator. He flew during D-Day and 35 other combat missions for which he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Pete loved to play golf, tennis, and most other sports. He loved spending time with his family and although he was never a big conversationalist, what he said spoke volumes. Pete was a good listener and a loving compassionate man who his family said was the greatest man they ever knew. Services will take place at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at French Mortuary - Lomas Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd NE. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery with military honors. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Share Your Care, 4645 Pitt Rd, 87111. With their care and services our father's days were brighter. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500 www.frenchmortuary.com
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