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ARMSTRONG -- W. Ellis Armstrong, beloved guitar and violin teacher to countless Albuquerqueans passed over October 17, 2008 at the grand age of 96. Besides teaching at Hoffmantown (and other locations in New Mexico and California), he composed, arranged, and published many solos for violin, guitar--both plectrum and classical--and steel guitar. In all, he taught music for 53 years. Born in 1912 in Pennsylvania, his family moved to Denver in 1918 due to his mother's tuberculosis. He was concert master of his junior high and high school orchestras and also attended the Denver College of Music. He worked as an usher at the Paramount Theater and when he was 23, secured a teaching job with the National Institute of Music and Arts in Los Angeles, teaching violin in six towns in the San Joaquin Valley. In Visalia, Ellis met the love of his life, Ruth Oleta Wyly, wooing her with his brand new 1939 fire-engine red Dodge and his natural charm. They moved to Albuquerque in 1943. They were married for nearly 52 years and raised three children, Diana of Moscow, ID, John of Sacramento, CA, and Margaret of Santa Fe. Also surviving are John's wife, Kimi; grandchildren Judd Boone (wife Ingrid), Evan Boone (wife Jen), Satomi Armstrong, and Bryan Armstrong; and great-grandchildren Anna Boone. Preceding Ellis in death was Ruth (1993) and brother Murl in Denver (1973.) In 1959, Ruth and Ellis bought an abandoned adobe house in Corrales bosque (at this time, banks would not loan money on property there.) Over the decades, they graciously shared their home for Chamber of Commerce picnics, political and community meetings, movie industry parties, and countless friend and family reunions and celebrations. Whether guests numbered two or 200, Ruth and Ellis always made them feel at home. Ellis loved to play tennis as a young man, was an avid stream fisherman (especially in the Jemez), and took up golf at the age of 50. For many years, he was a member of the Westerners and served in many capacities. Throughout his life, he passionately pursued scenic photography and provided many photos for Ruth's historical and travel writings. Together they loved traveling, bird-watching, hiking, and always had at least one dog and two cats. Friends will recall that in his later years, he enjoyed reminiscing about his two summers spent on a Wyoming ranch as a teenager. Ellis will long be remembered for his devotion to family, frisky sense of humor, stories, positive attitude, and gentle nature. He never said a negative word about anyone. Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, November 6, 2008 at the Historic Old San Ysidro Church on Old Church Rd., in Corrales at 3:00.
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BORUNDA-BALDERRAMA -- Elvira Borunda-Balderrama, 90, a resident of Albuquerque for the past 17 years, went to be with our Heavenly Father on Sunday, October 20, 2008. Elvira has been a devout and life long member of the Catholic Church and long time member of St. Therese Little Flower Church; she is preceded in death by her husband David Balderrama. Elvira is survived by children Gustavo Balderrama Borunda, Eleazar Balderrama Borunda and wife Rebecca, Nicolas Balderrama Borunda and wife Esperanza, Raul Balerrama Borunda and wife Carmen, Jose Marcelo Balderrama Borunda and wife Sulema, David Federico Balderrama Borunda, Austreberta Vigil and husband George, Arcelia Molina, Lourdes Gurule and husband Jose and Rosa Hinojos; 13 grand children and ten great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 from 5:00 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the 8th Street Chapel of the Daniels Family Funeral Services, with Rosary following immediately at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Therese Little Flower Church Catholic Church (4th and Mildred NW) at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday October 22, 2008 Interment will follow at Sunset Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Alejandro Gurule, David Balderram, Jaime Hinojos, David Balderrama, Marcelo Balderrama, Daniel Conkle. Those who wish to send condolences may do so at: www.danielsfuneral.com Services are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover Ave SW Albuquerque, NM 87102 505-243-5222
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CANDELARIA -- Antonia M. Candelaria, 95, passed away October 18, 2008. She is survived by her three daughters: Katy Asmus, Ramona Dapo, and Carmel Smith; two sons-in-law; 16 grandchildren; 32 great-great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren A Rosary will be Friday at 9:30 a.m. followed by the Life Celebration Mass at 10 a.m. at San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church in Old Town. Graveside Service will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Online condolences: www.Reflectionoflife.com. The Salazar family of REFLECTIONS Funerals & Life Celebrations 2400 Washington Street NE 884-5777
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CHAVEZ -- Emelda I. Chavez passed away at her home October 18, 2008 after a short illness. She is survived by seven sons and three daughters. Manuel and wife, Eliza, Phillip and wife Lupe, James and wife Katie, Richard and wife Dorothy, Alfred and wife Kathy, Steve, Arthur Jr., and wife Rose; Frances and husband Florentino, Sadie, Sofie and husband Nestor; three brothers, Tony and wife Andie, Henry and wife Rose, Michael and wife Lela; three sisters Priscilla, Mary Lou and Doris; 31 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Lee Chavez, James Chavez Jr., Joshua Lovato, David Chavez, Michael Chavez, and Arthur Jr. III Chavez. Honorary Pallbearers will be Alicia Chavez, and Christopher Chavez and Manuel Chavez Jr. A visitation will be held on Wednesday October 22, 2008 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Daniels Family Funeral Services Palm Chapel 1100 Coal Ave. SE, Rosary to follow at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday October 23, 2008 at San Felipe de Neri at 9:00 a.m. with Father Dennis Garcia officiating. Burial is to follow at Peralta Cemetery. Online condolences can be submitted at www.danielsfuneral.com. Services have been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 1100 Coal Ave SE Albuquerque, NM 87106 505-842-8800
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COMPTON -- NEDRA (PEG) Peg Compton, 84, of Las Vegas, NV, formerly of Albquerque died October 15, 2008. She is survived by her children, Rita Pierce of Killen TX, Mike of Elephant Butte, Steve of Albuquerque, Jeff of Las Vegas, NV, and Dave of Tucson, AZ. The Memorial Service will be at 3 p.m. Friday, October 24, 2008 at Palm Mortuary, 6701 N. Jones Blvd. Las Vegas, NV. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation.
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DELLINGER -- Winnie Lue Dellinger, 79, died Thursday, October 16, 2008, in Albuquerque, NM. Funeral Services will be held Friday morning, 10:30 a.m., October 24, 2008, at the First United Methodist Church in Clayton with Reverend Jay Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Clayton Memorial Cemetery. Please visit www.frenchmortuary.com to view the online obituary and sign the guestbook. Winnie Lue was born October 2, 1929, to Esther Anschutz Baird and Charles Dewey Baird at the family ranch in Centerville, NM. She received most of her early education in Amistad, NM, but moved to Clayton to attend Clayton High School, where she graduated in 1947. Lue moved to Seagraves, TX in 1953, but returned to Clayton in 1958, where she continued to live until 2006 when she moved to Albuquerque to be closer to her family. During her many years in Union County, Lue was active in banking and ranching, was an avid bowler and gardener, and was active in several local organizations. Lue was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her two children, Christie Swayden and husband Chad of Albuquerque, NM, and Malcolm Hudson and wife Sharon of St. Louis, MO; her sister, Bonnie Baird Beine of Ft. Sumner, NM; three nieces, Debra Wiley of Alexandria, VA, Lue Anne Crist of Ft. Sumner, NM, and Paula Baker of Houston, TX; and two grandchildren, Caleb Swayden and Connor Swayden of Albuquerque, NM. Doug Hudson, Lue's first husband and Malcolm's father, resides in Odessa, TX. Donovan Dellinger, Lue's second husband and Christie's father, is a resident of Amarillo, TX. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400 www.frenchmortuary.com
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DENNY -- Dave Denny died peacefully at his home on Friday, October 17, 2008. He was born in Albuquerque, NM on October 20, 1944 to parents Benjamin and Rosenda Denny. He was preceded in death by his mother Rosenda Denny, father Benjamin Denny and his brother, Benny Jr. and beloved pets Sleepy, Sadie and Posole. He is survived by his girlfriend Carol Lynn Ryan, his aunt Marie Ondelacy and cousins Keith Ondelacy, Donna and Joe Williams and his dog Yoda. Dave led a full and passionate life. He served in the Air Force and was stationed in Washington D.C. during the early years of Vietnam. He enjoyed traveling to Uruguay and going on "Blues Cruises." He was a food aficionado. He loved his pets deeply. Dave loved to be on the stage and on film, and was many times. He was a wonderful friend and community member. He may be best remembered for his commitment to the Albuquerque Blues community. For 35 years, Dave was a radio deejay at KUNM for a variety of shows over the years including Home Cooking and The Blues Show. Every other Wednesday listeners could tune in to The Blues Show and hear Dave's velvety smooth voice serving up the best from Blues masters local, famous, and little known. In this way, Dave was a regular guest in living rooms across New Mexico and beyond. His devotion and kindness will be missed. Dave was a pillar of the Blues community affectionately known by some as "The Godfather of the Blues" and he'd want to be remembered expressing gratitude to his audience, "Thank you for loving the Blues." We'll miss you. Service and Burial will be at the Paguate Cemetery in Paguate, NM on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at 11 a.m. Honorary pall bearers will be Hank and Louie Wickham and Joe and Keith Williams.
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DIZ -- James Daniel Diz, age 43, of Albuquerque, passed away Monday, October 20, 2008, at his home following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born March 27, 1965 in Albuquerque, NM to Joseph and Alice Diz. James served with the United States Coast Guard. He worked in sales and later accomplished his dream as a mortgage broker. He loved coaching little league baseball, and football, and spending time with his sons and family. He is survived by his long time love Diane M. Montiel of Albuquerque; his sons James Ryan, Jacob Jordan and Dominic James; three step-children, Naomi Cordova, Charles and Jackie Montiel; his Mother Alice A. Magowan; sister Doreen; brothers, Joe, Richard and Carl; maternal grandparents, Angelo and Argelia Guerra. He was preceded in death by his father Louis Magowan on August 27, 2008. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 24, 2008, at French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd.,NE. Visitation with the family will be held Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Mortuary. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400 www.frenchmortuary.com
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DURAN -- Laura M. Duran, 99, a resident of Old Town Albuquerque, passed away on Friday, October 17, 2008. She is survived by her six grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, October 24, 2008 at 11:30 a.m. at San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church, 2005 North Plaza NW, Albuquerque, NM 87101. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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ERVIN -- Mardella Ervin, 75, a resident of Albuquerque, died Friday, October 17, 2008 in Colorado Springs, CO. She is survived by her son, Russell R. Ervin and wife Rose of Pojoaque, NM; daughter, Michele Roberts and husband Al of Colorado Springs; son, Rick D. Ervin of Albuquerque; daughter, Rebecca Jenkins-Valdez and husband Pat of Albuquerque; son, Michael J. Ervin, Jr. and wife Christina of Surprise, AZ; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Billie Marie Slusher of Sulpher, LA and identical twin sister, Marcella McNabb of Fenton, LA; and seven nephews. Mardella was a retired nurse from the VA Medical Center in Albuquerque. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 23, 2008 at French Mortuary - Lomas Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd NE. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, 924 Menaul NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary - Lomas Chapel, Wednesday, October 22, 2008 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500 www.frenchmortuary.com
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GONZALES -- Mary Victoria (Ulivarri) Gonzales went to meet her savior on Sunday, October 19, 2008, after a lengthy illness. She is survived by her six children, Elizabeth Gonzales-Hughes and husband Max, Ida Gonzales, Claudio Gonzales and wife, Margaret, David Gonzales and wife, Rafaelita, Catherine "Cat" McCarthy and husband Mike, Roberta Rehberg and husband Stephen; 14 fourteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Dona Maria was born on Saturday, February 20, 1932. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claudio; her parents, Luis and Lucia Ulivarri; three sisters, Rufugio Carriaga, Fabiola Gabaldon, Emilia Maese; half brother, Felix Carriaga; half sister, Sandra Gallegos. Mary is survived by her sister, Luisa Carrillo and brother, Louis Ulivarri; half brother, Adam Carriaga and brother-in-law, Richard Maese. Mary attended Lew Wallace Elementary, Washington Junior High, Albuquerque High School and the University of Albuquerque. She retired from the Physical Plant group at UNM in 1997. Mary extended her love to her grandchildren Naomi and Daniel Schmierer, Daryl Gonzales, Juan and Sebastian Enrique Gonzales, Teresita Maria Gonzales, Sherri Gonzales, Joanie Garcia, and Adan Gonzales, Leonard and Jarred Armijo, Isaac Rehberg, Aaron Rehberg and Sarah Rehberg. Her great-grandchildren are Liam and Khaia Schmierer, Audrie Anna Gonzales-Ellsworth, Amariz and Soledad Garcia, Tenayah, and Puriel Rehberg as well as long-time friend Rita Trujillo. Maria was baptized, confirmed and married in the San Felipe de Neri Church in Old Town. She remained an active member of St. Therese Little Flower Catholic Church where her funeral mass will be celebrated. She served as a CCD teacher, Lector, and most recently a Eucharistic Minister to the home bound. She was also a member of St. Vincent de Paul Society and the Catholic Charismatic Movement. Mary was an adamant team mother to her son's junior high teams, a Cub Scout den mother, treasurer and later President of the La Luz Elementary School PTA as well as a member of the APS Northwest PTA council during the 1960's. Mary will be most remembered for her life's mantra "Never Give Up". She leaves us a large legacy with big shoes to fill. Rosary will be held Thursday, October 23, 2008, at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel at 6:00 p.m. Mass will be celebrated Friday, October 24, 2008 at St. Therese Little Flower Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer a donation to Presbyterian Hospice, Kaseman Hospital, 8300 Constitution NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, New Mexico Cancer Center, 4901Lang Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109 or to any of the worthy local homeless shelters. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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GREENE -- Bruce Oliver Greene. Born January 15, 1935 in Chicago, IL, passed away just before midnight Saturday, October 18, 2008. Surrounded by friends, a lot of friends, and family over the last two months while he fought the cancer he knew would eventually take his life. He is preceded in death by his father Clay Marshall Greene, mother Helen Paris Greene of Saugatuck, MI, and wife of 35 years A.M.O. (Alice Margaret Outram) Greene, whom also died from cancer in 2002. Bruce is survived by brothers Marshall Greene and wife Norma, Kimber Greene and wife Barb, Robert Greene and wife Sherry; four adult children, David C. (Lesa) Greene, Andree E. (Alex) Ortega, Richard M. Greene and Clay Michael Robert (Stephanie) Greene his youngest, five grandchildren Christopher Peters (David), Adam and Angelique Ortega (Andree) and Symantha Mercer and Brandon Greene (Clay Michael Robert); and two great-grandchildren. Bruce was a loving and caring man, dedicated to his family, and a hard working and honorable business man. He owned two FIRESTONE TIRE AND RUBBER CO. retail stores, in northeast Albuquerque that are very successful to this day. He loved sports and was an avid NASCAR fan. He tirelessly supported the New Mexico Lobos and his beloved Chicago White Sox. He loved the wild outdoors and with his ten acres in Chama, NM, built his dream of retirement in Gods country. For all who knew him, he will be truly missed.
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GRIEGO -- JOHNNIE L. GRIEGO, SR. October 22, 1951 - October 22,2000 OH DADDY, TODAY, ON YOUR BIRTHDAY, HOW WE MISS YOU STILL, YOU WILL NEVER, EVER BE FORGOTTEN. WONDER WHAT WOULD BE TODAY WITH YOU HERE, WE CAN ONLY IMAGINE. WE REST ASSURED THOUGH KNOWING YOU ARE RESTING IN THE LORD!! YOUR FIRST GRANDSON WAS BORN DADDY, ON GRANDPA VARGAS BIRTHDAY, THOUGH HE MISSED YOUR BIRTHDAY BY DAYS, WHAT A BIRTHDAY SURPRISE FOR GRANDPA!! HE HAS YOUR FEATURES; HE IS SO CUTE, YOU'D BE SO PROUD!! REST IN PEACE DADDY, MISSING YOU!! YOUR SONS, JOHNNIE AND DEREK
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GURULE -- Anthony Gurule passed away Saturday, October 18, 2008 at the age of 46. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rudy and Frances Gurule. Anthony is survived by his daughters, Nicole and Sibrina; brothers, George and wife April, Charles and wife Mary; sister, Elaine; many loved nieces, nephews, other family members and friends who loved and will miss him dearly. Memorial Services will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 4rd and Stover SW. A Rosary will be recited on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 9:30 a.m. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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HAYES -- Brian Patrick Hayes left this earthly plane on Thursday, October 16, 2008. Brian was born on January 24, 1974 in Pittsburgh, PA and moved to High Rolls, NM when he was five. He graduated from Alamogordo High School in 1991 and then attended UNM in Albuquerque where he lived and worked in real estate investment until his untimely death. Brian was a people person; he never had a bad word to say about others. Brian would always find a way to make you smile and was always there to be counted on - a loyal friend. Brian loved plants and nature, martial arts, music, and sports. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by his mother Jane Butterworth of Albuquerque; his stepfather Stephen Butterworth of Albuquerque; his father Jack Patrick Hayes of Butler, PA; his sister Melissa Ziegler of Wexford, PA; his uncle Richard Nerenberg of Connecticut; his cousins Ron, Judy, and David Milestone of Atlanta, GA; and his great aunts Irta and Anna; great uncle Joe; and many cousins in Maryland. A Memorial Service for Brian will be held at Kit Carson Park in Albuquerque on Saturday, October 26, 2008 at 2:00 pm. All friends and family are welcome to come to the family home after the service: 819 Marquez Lane SW, Albuquerque. For more information call the family at 505-243-8491.
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KOLBUSH -- Gerald "Jerry" Kolbush was born April 27, 1951 and passed away October 20, 2008. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are in care of RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE 764-9663
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MALOY -- Paula Elizabeth Longacre Maloy, 79, was born to Albert and Thelma Drake Longacre, a U.S. Forest Service family, in Hot Springs, AK, on Tuesday, March 26, 1929. She grew up in California. While attending UCLA, she was a cheerleader, played the trombone in the marching band, and graduated with a degree in Home Economics in 1950. Paula became a teacher and met and married Thomas C. Maloy, another teacher, in 1952. In l954, they responded to a newspaper ad for married couple-teachers. One month later, Tom and Paula moved with their baby daughter to the Territory of Alaska and taught school for the Alaska Native Service in the villages of Kipnuk and Chevak. When Paula was expecting, she had to leave the tiny villages for a larger town hundreds of miles away where a mid-wife could attend the births of three of her sons. Paula also served as a mid-wife in the villages for several years. Tom and Paula maintained a life-long connection with the Yupik Eskimo people of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The family moved to Albuquerque in 1964. Paula was very active in Republican Politics and many other community activities in New Mexico. For many years, she, with her little daughter, Molly, made presentations about Alaska to many public school classes in Albuquerque. As noted in feature articles in the newspaper, they were well-known for appearing in their fur parkas. Paula said she became a Professional Adventurer which included sailing with the Merchant Marine, traveling from Seattle to Alaska through the Aleutian Chain, cooking on tug boats delivering supplies to the villages of the Kuskokwim River and parts of the Bering Sea. For 18 years, she wrote for and produced the Tundra Drums newspaper. For fun, she drove a taxi-cab for years in Bethel, AK. These were some of many other unusual occupations. Paula was a Life Member of the VFW Auxiliary Post 10041 Bethel Alaska. She was a past President of the Delta Zeta Alumnae. Paula is survived by her husband of 55 years, Tom and their six children, Molly Maloy, Gayle (Maloy) and husband, Jim Binkley, Mike and wife, Becky Maloy and their children, Robyn and Marshall, TJ and wife, Sheri Maloy and their children, Aaron and Shawn, Dion Pat and wife, Mary Beth Maloy and their children, Kelly, Katelyn, and Lindsey, Toby and wife, Liz Maloy and their children, Kristine, Megan and Summer. Her ashes will be scattered into the Kuskokwim River in Alaska so that she can "Go to Sea: and "See all the other places."
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MANZANARES -- Carlos Manzanares Jr. April 28, 1912 - October 17, 2008 Our dearly beloved dad and grandpa (Pito) passed away at home on October 17, 2008, surrounded by his family. He is preceded in death by his wife Rachel; son Horace J. Manzanares; father Carlos Manzanares, Sr.; mother Juanita Luna Manzanres; and brothers and sisters. He leaves behind his children, Frances, Jake, Donald/Marveen, Rosina, Vickie/Jack and daughter in law Mena Manzanares-Morelos. Grandchildren: Lisa Padilla, Donald L. Manzanares, Vikki Emerson, Melissa Contreras, Patrick Manzanares, Aaron and Ashlie Nohl, Ari Brown, Marissa and Ramona Manzanares, Erika Ranson. Great-grandchildren: Jason Gallegos, David Cole, Zac, Ian and Lexie Padilla, Halen, Caleb and Kyla Emerson, Kameryn Contreras, Bailey and Mia Brown and Dillon Nohl. One great-great-grandchild, Sean Gallegos. Sisters-in-law Tivie Manzanares and Connie Manzanares. Carlos worked for the Department of Transportation for 35 years retiring as Maintenance Superintendent for District Five. After retirement, Carlos and Rachel enjoyed traveling/cruises and he loved dancing. He was a loving, affectionate, and supportive grandpa and will be greatly missed. Visitation will be at the Santuario of Our Lady of Guadalupe from 4 to 6 p.m., on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 with a Rosary following at 7 p.m. A Mass will be Celebrated on Thursday, October 23, 2008 at the Santuario of Our Lady of Guadalupe at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Rosario Cemetary. Arrangements are under the direction of Riverside Funeral Home, 225 San Mateo, NE, Albuquerque, NM.
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MOLINA -- Leonardo Reyes Molina, 35, passed away on October 17, 2008. He is preceded by father Richard Molina; mother Lydia Molina; and brother Dennis Molina. Leonardo is survived by spouse Angelica Pasillas; his sons Nicholas Armijo, Jeramiha Perrea, Santiago Pasillas, Carlo Pasillas; his daughters Denae Lopez and Brittani Pasillas; sister Patricia and husband Ernest Gurule; nephews Mario, Joshua, Noe; and great nieces Melody and MaKenzie Molina. Leonardo is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral will be held Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 12:00 p.m., at Reflections 2400 Washington St., NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, 505-884-5777. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted at Reflections.
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MONTOYA -- Alex B. Montoya, 47, a lifelong resident of Old Town in Albuquerque, went to be with our Heavenly Father on October 18, 2008. Alex enjoyed fishing, hunting, arts, crafts, was a devoted San Francisco 49ers fan as well as NASCAR racing. Most importantly, he was a beloved son, father, grandfather, nephew and friend. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Pat and Carmen Chavez, and a brother, Phil DeVolk. Alex is survived by his loving parents, Gerald and Margaret DeVolk; his children, Andrea Jenkins and her husband, Billy, and Greg Montoya and his wife, Lisa Chavez; grandchildren, Bianca, Joshua, Noah, Isaiah, Heaven, and Andre; and a granddaughter on the way, Angel; siblings, Burt DeVolk, James DeVolk, and Leslie Burkett; uncles, Pat Chavez, Jr., Wilfred Chavez, and Joe Chavez; aunts, Pauline Perea Chavez, Becky Davis, and Frances Griego and her husband, Joseph; numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. The Rosary will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 1:00 p.m., at the Palm Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services, 1100 Coal Ave SE. Those who wish to send condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com Services have been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 1100 Coal Ave SE Albuquerque, NM 87106 505-842-8800
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MOSES -- Donald B. Moses, 97, ended his long life's journey on Saturday, October 18, 2008 at home. his wife, Olive P. Moses preceded him as did his beloved daughter Alice Moses Waskow and son Horace J. Moses. He leaves a loving family group and faithful friends and associates. His daughter, Joanne Moses Bagley and her husband James Bagley and his grandsons Donald and William Waskow and wife Julie of Glendale, AZ, great-grandchildren, Jade and Meredith of Albuquerque and Allie and Kiran of Glendale, AZ and new addition, Adia Eve Bartram Bagley of Willits, CA. His brother, Tom Moses was very active in his life along with his wife, Kay Moses. He was admired for his humor, wisdom, leadership and straight forward character and especially so by his nieces and nephews: Frank B. Mapel of San Marino, CA, Donald Mapel of Durango, Linda Mapel MacCannel of Calgary/Durango, Tom Moses of Anchorage, Margaret Moses Branch, Karen Moses Oltmans, Dr. Elsie Moses Hoeg of Albuquerque and all their spouses and their many children--most of whom are grown and off to college and beyond. His son-in-law John Waskow and wife, Beth, have wondrous support and friends. Thanks to the many people who facilitated his active life and helped him in his last year--especially Crystal Abeyta. This is an awesome group but he is respected and his influence goes beyond family to a wide community especially the legal one. Donald was born in Santa Rita, NM in 1911 before statehood. The son of mining executive, Horace Moses, they lived in many small mining towns including Hurley, Gamerco, Silver City and Gallup and love to tell about that life. He graduated from high school at NMMI and stayed for a year. After UNM, he entered CU and received his law degree from there in 1934. He practiced law with ex-governors Hannet and Simms, was a District Attorney and US Attorney in the 1930's and enjoyed an interesting time in New Mexico. In 1942, he was called to Army service after serving in the State Guard. As a lieutenant, he trained soldiers and was finally sent to England in 1944. He was part of the Invasion at Normandy on D-Day +6. Slightly wounded he returned to march across Germany as a Captain. Later he was a Judge Advocate during the liberation of Germany. Several years later he formed the partnership known as Nordhaus and Moses and it later evolved into the present firm of Moses, Dunn, Farmer and Tuthill which recently celebrated 50 years of service. He was involved in the State Bar of NM and the ABA. He served as President of the NM Bar in 1964 and continued work with the American Bar Foundation. He and olive made time to have fun, to enjoy world travel and to succeed in visiting each state of our union. He was active in St. John's Episcopal Cathedral where he became an honorary deacon. A service will be held at the Cathedral on Fourth and Silver on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with burial at Santa Fe National Memorial Cemetery at 3:00 p.m. Remember him well in your hearts. He supported the New Mexico Boy's Ranch and would be honored by a contribution there or the Macular Degeneration Association.
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MYERS -- Richard F. Myers, 79, resident of Shiremanstown, PA passed away Thursday, October 16, 2008 in his home. He is survived by his fiance, Nancy Brenneman; daughters, Cathy Sue Ellis and Tami Lynn Foshee and husband, Patrick; son, Glen Franklin Myers and wife, Aimee; daughter-in-law, Jeanette Myers; sisters, Mildred V. McNair, Elizabeth M. Moffitt, and Henrietta Eckert; seven grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine S. Myers; son, Kenneth Leroy Myers; and parents, Carroll Hummel and Tina Catherine (Prosser) Myers. Richard was born in Harrisburg, PA on Tuesday, March 26, 1929. He served in the US Army during World War II. Richard was the owner and operator of Myers Repair Shop in Albuquerque and was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose. Services will be held Friday, October 24, 2008, 11:00 a.m. at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. Friends may visit one hour prior. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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RICHARD -- Ryan Lee Richard, born September 2, 1971, was called home on Saturday, October 18, 2008. A lifelong fisherman and hunter, he loved the outdoors and anything that got his hands dirty. He lived a full life, participating in rodeos, film making, horse training, and watching John Wayne and Lonesome Dove movies as often as possible. He was proud of being an electrician, highly certified in both New Mexico and Colorado. He was trained starting at the age of 16 by his uncle Mike, and he owned his own business for the last five years. Family was always first with Ryan, and his greatest accomplishment was the family he created with his loving wife Emilee, being the proud father of his sons Chad Allen, two years, and Jacob Lee, nine months. He is also survived by his mom, Carla Carron and her husband Bill; his dad Ronnie Richard and his wife Tina; brothers Aaron Richard, his wife Nicole and their son Nolan Lee, and Robbie Carron, sisters Courtney Carron and Corey Richard, Grandpa Daniel Richard, and countless aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his Grandma Richard and Grandma and Grandpa Biffle. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Prayer Service will be held Thursday, October 23, 2008, 7:00 p.m., and Funeral Services will be held Friday, October 24, 2008, 11:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Aaron Richard, Robbie Carron, Todd Sandoval, Chris Sandoval, Danny Hitchcock Sr., Danny Hitchcock Jr., Joey Hitchcock, and Beau Gantt. Honorary pallbearers will be Donovan Richard, A.J. Richard, and Joseph Millard. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ryan Richard Memorial Fund which has been established at Wells Fargo Bank. French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500 www.frenchmortuary.com
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RYBERG -- Ronald Lee Ryberg. Ronald Lee Ryberg was born March 18, 1963 and passed away October 17, 2008. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held at Riverside Funeral Home on Thursday, October 23, 2008 7:00 p.m. The family will receive friends starting at 6:00 p.m. Arrangements are in care of RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE 764-9663
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RYBERG -- Ronald L. Ryberg was called home to be with our Savior on October 17, 2008 after a short battle with cancer. Ron was born on March 18, 1963 in Sioux Falls, SD. Ron moved to Albuquerque in 1988 and resided there since. Ron loved music and had both musical and artistic talents. He was a loving son and father and enjoyed spending time with his sons, who were his pride and joy. Ron is survived by his sons, Brandon and Justin Ryberg of Albuquerque; his mother and step-father, Mary and John Zeiner of Albuquerque; his father, Roy Ryberg of Sioux Falls, SD; his sister and her husband, Linda and Carlos Herrera and their children Rico and Tasha of Albuquerque; and extended family of Sioux Falls, SD. Ron will be remembered and greatly missed by all who loved him. The family would like to thank Ambercare Hospice for their care and efforts in making Ron's last moments as comfortable as possible. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 7:00 p.m., at Riverside Funeral Home, 225 San Mateo NE, in Albuquerque. CANCER IS SO LIMITED It cannot cripple love It cannot shatter hope It cannot corrode faith It cannot destroy peace It cannot kill friendship It cannot suppress memories It cannot silence courage It cannot invade the soul It cannot steal eternal life It cannot conquer the spirit - Author Unknown
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SALAZAR -- Ronald A. February 19, 1962 - October 19, 2008 Ronald was preceded in death by his wife Deborah Ann; father Roman; his brother Benny; grandparents Ben and Reyna Gallegos. He is survived by his parents, Doris and Frank Zamora; brothers Bruce and Robert Salazar and wife Sherry; his step daughter, Shawn and husband Charlie Sandoval, Joseph Bustos and wife Geraldine; grandaughters Brianna and Deandra. Funeral Service will be held in San Lorezo Parish in Canoncito in the East Mountains at 10:00 a.m., Thursday morning, October 23, 2008.
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SALINAS -- Pete G. Salinas, age 77, passed peacefully to the Lord on Saturday, October 18, 2008 in Albuquerque, NM. He was born on November 1, 1930 to Pedro and Mercedes Garcia Salinas in Raymondville, Texas. Orphaned as an infant, Pete was raised by his Aunt Carmelita and Uncle Frederico Garcia. Pete joined the military in 1948 at age 18 and proudly served the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, where he received for his courage and valor the Silver Star and the Purple Heart. He married the love of his life, Maria, in 1951. They relocated from South Texas to Albuquerque in 1954 and was re-assigned as an Army recruiter until he retired in 1968 as a Sergeant First Class. Pete and Maria started their new career with a business venture called Compact Coffee Service of New Mexico, providing quality coffee services to the business community throughout New Mexico and Arizona for over 35 years. He became known in the industry as the Coffee King of New Mexico. Pete enjoyed spending quality time on family outings, traveling, square dancing, ice cream with his grandchildren, going on camping trips with the Boy Scouts and boating at Conchas Dam, New Mexico. Pete is survived by his loving wife and soul mate Maria Salinas for 56 years, and their children, Dan Salinas, Debra Romero and husband, James, David Salinas and wife, Audra; nine grandchildren, Cassandra Marez and husband Jerome, Kristina Lee and husband, David, Sean Salinas, Greg Olson, Diana Smith and husband, Jimmy, Rachael Scutt and husband, Ryan, Lorraine Salinas and Fiance, Patrick Burkhardt, Joshua Salinas and Justin Salinas; and nine great-grandchildren. Pete was preceded in death by his youngest son, Duke Elias Salinas. The Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be held on Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, October 24, 2008 at 8:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Annunciation, Claremont and Vermont Streets NE. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, 7999 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, on Thursday, October, 23, 2008 from 5:00 p.m. until time of the Rosary. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Casa Angelica, 5629 Isleta Blvd. SW Albuquerque, NM 87105 (505) 877-5763. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400 www.frenchmortuary.com
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SCHUTZ -- Linda S. Schutz, 60, a resident of Bosque Farms, passed away on Thursday, October 16, 2008. Linda was born December 14, 1947 in Albuquerque, NM. Those who wish to send condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com Arrangements are entrusted to Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Road SE Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124 (505) 892-9920
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VOLZER -- Janet R. Volzer, 73, of Albuquerque, died peacefully on Saturday, October 18, 2008. She was born August 19, 1935 in Chickasha, OK to the late Henry and Marie Ross. Janet was dearly loved, and will always be remembered, for her endless energy and her incredible optimism. Janet was a typical "Super Mom" with many passions, but her greatest was her love for her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her children, Ross Volzer and wife, Tina of Albuquerque; Michael Volzer and wife, Emily of McKinney, TX; Jan Volzer of Folsom, CA; Christine D'Arco and husband, Vincent of Albuquerque; Tracy Volzer of Albuquerque; Bruce Volzer of Albuquerque; Tim Volzer and wife, Tina of San Diego, CA; five grandchildren, Taylor and Reagan Volzer of McKinney, TX; Deion and Dylan D'Arco and Tyler Volzer of Albuquerque. Janet was preceded in death by her husband Elmer A. Volzer. A private family Memorial Service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in her name to the American Cancer Society: 10501 Montgomery Blvd. NE #300, Albuquerque, NM 87111. Aspen Funeral Alternatives 1935 Juan Tabo NE Albuquerque, NM 87112 www.aspenfuneral.com
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WILLIAMS -- Harold Ross Williams was born on November 9, 1925 and passed away October 21, 2008. A Memorial Service is being held at First Baptist Church of Alameda, 8818 2nd St. NW (898-2625), on Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements in care of RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo Blvd NE 764-9663
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WITT -- Steven Witt, 60, a resident of Albuquerque, died Friday, October 17, 2008. He is survived by his beloved wife, Lori; three sons, Andrew Witt and girlfriend, Alexandria Black, David Witt and wife, Marissa and Joshua Witt; sister, Sharon Horodner and husband, Barry; nephew Andrew Horodner and wife, Sharon and their son, Benjamin; nephew, Matthew Horodner; and many, many friends. Steven was born on May 7, 1948 in the Bronx to Andrew and Ethel Witt, who both preceded him in death. He worked the last 11 years for Hub International Southwest. Steven was a loving husband, father, brother and friend and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Services will be held at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, Friday, October 24, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Humane Association of New Mexico, 615 Virginia SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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