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ARCHULETA -- Felicia Marie Archuleta, beloved daughter, mother, and sister peacefully passed away on February 6, 2008 after a courageous battle against esophageal cancer. Felicia was a resident of Albuquerque for seven years. She was born in Espanola, NM on October 26, 1969 and raised in Pojoaque, NM. Felicia is survived by her three loving sons, Edward D. Sanchez II (21), Miguel L. Sanchez (18) and Julian C. Sanchez (13); daughters, she always dreamed of having, Mariaya J. Crawford and Kelley A. Smith; her beloved parents, Luis N. Archuleta and Regina G. Archuleta; brothers and sisters, Monica Valdez, Rosabelle Valdez, Margie Moore, Tim Archuleta, Marcos Archuleta, Regina Garcia, Jessica Archuleta, and Ramon Archuleta; brothers and sisters-in-law; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and nephews, many aunts, uncles, cousins, and dear friends. Felicia was a courageous, brave, independent woman who lived every second of her life providing for and loving her three handsome sons. Felicia was very proud of her work with the State of NM where she made precious friendships and a difference in many lives. She had a close and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ whom she now joins at home in heaven. In lieu of sending flowers, her family has opened a donation account in the name of Felicia M. Archuleta at Wells Fargo Bank. Your donations will be eternally appreciated. Rosary will be recited Sunday, February 10, 2008 at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Monday, February 11, 2008, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, February 12, 2008, 9:00 a.m., at the Shrine of St. Bernadette, 11401 Indian School Rd. NE. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Pallbearers will be Edward Sanchez II, Miguel Sanchez, Tim Archuleta, Marcos Archuleta, Larry Vilapando, and Ray Garcia. Honorary pallbearers will be Julian Sanchez, Freddie Leonard, Jordan Layman, Aaron Lujan, Chris Archuleta, Eric Archuleta, Leo Roybal, Ray Garcia Jr., Jonathan Valdez, David Archuleta, Ramon Archuleta, Matthew Archuleta, Eli Tafoya, Gabe Little, and Michael Donkersley. French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500 www.frenchmortuary.com
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ASTORGA -- Nemecio Astorga, beloved husband, father, grandfather and uncle, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, February 6, 2008. Mr. Astorga is preceded in death by his son, Lorenzo. He is survived by his wife, Martha Astorga; children, Ivan and wife, Julie, Martha and husband, Antonio, Fernando and wife, Ivonne, Marcelino, Ismael and wife, Edelia, Socorro, Lupe, Leticia and husband, Jim, Rosa and husband, Jose, Dora and husband, David, and Jesus and wife, Cecilia. He is also survived by numerous brothers and sisters and their families, as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation for Mr. Astorga will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2008 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Salazar & Sons Mortuary. A Rosary will be recited on Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, February 11, 2008 at Holy Rosary Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Lamberto, Venancio, Mauro, Jose Luis, and Lupe Astorga, and Reyes Acosta. Honorary pallbearers will be Daniel, Andres, Fernandito and Ivancito Astorga, Antonio Junior and Nemecio Barraza and Davicito Rodriguez. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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BACA -- Cordelia Herrera Baca, 62, resident of Albuquerque, former resident of El Guache, NM, died February 4, 2008 at the family home after a lengthy illness. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2008 at San Jose de los Duranes where the Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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CHAVEZ -- George L. Chavez Sr. The family would like to thank all of their relatives and friends who attended the Rosary and Funeral Services. They would also like to express their gratitude for all the love, care and compassion that has been shown to them. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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DAVIS -- Robert "Jack" Davis, 59, a resident of the South Valley in Albuquerque, passed away on February 6, 2008. Jack is survived by his beloved wife, Rosie from Germany; children, Thomas Buecher of Germany, Marion and David Doughty of Colorado, Tanja and Mark Leverette of Tennessee, Dyana and Robert Esselman of Colorado, Amanda and Angel of Albuquerque and Farris II and Zola of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Maurice, Patrick, Melissa and Joe, Melanie and Chris, Katie and CJ, Ashley and Kris, John, Devin, Brett, Alexis, Jade, Joseph, Santana, James, Robert Jack II and Jacklynn; great grandchildren, Joseph, Antonio, Justin, Sebastian and Cole; brother, Penn E. Davis and Linda of Peralta; sister in law, Marlene Davis and family of Bosque Farms; many nieces, nephews and life-long loyal friends. Jack was preceded in death by his mother Gladys; his father, Farris E. I; a brother, Farris W. Davis; nephews, Scott C. Davis and Farris Elmer Davis. Jack proudly served his country in the United States Army for 20 years, 5 months and 3 days, serving 2 terms in Vietnam, the invasion of Grenada and 15 years in Germany. Jack loved drag-racing, "tinkering" around in his shop, his family and friends. Jack was a life-long member of the Hanau Auto Racing Association in Hanau, Germany. A public viewing will begin at 12:00 noon on Saturday, February 9, 2008, at the Valley Christian Church at 2850 Gun Club Road SW with a Service to be held at two p.m. Pastor Flora Padilla officiating. Pallbearers will be Farris E. Davis I I, David Doughty, Joseph Garcia, Tim Galindo, Angel Hernandez, Larryl Lynch and Robert Esselman. Honorary pallbearers are John Leverette, Robert Jack Davis I I, Santana Hernandez, Antonio Sinio, Joseph Sinio and James Garcia. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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DURAN -- Stella Duran, age 86, a native of New Mexico, passed away February 5, 2008. Mrs. Duran is survived by her children, Thomas P. Duran, Geraldine L. Duran, and Anthony M. Duran; grandchildren, Elizabeth Marie Duran, Thomas J. Duran, Charles G. Duran, and Tamara R. Duran; great-grandchildren, Emory Arthur Duran, Jayson T. Duran, Madison Emerick, Shaydon Emerick; son-in-law, Rodney Walk; and granddaughters-in-law, Kelly Emerick and Stephanie Hughes. Visitation for Mrs. Duran will be held on Monday, February 11, 2008 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. at Salazar & Sons Mortuary. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at Sacred Heart Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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HAUQUITZ -- Clarence C. Hauquitz of Albuquerque passed away on Monday, February 4, 2008 after a short illness. He was born in Helena, MT on March 26, 1919. Clarence is survived by his wife, Rachel of 67 years; daughter, Rachel Howden of San Diego; brothers, Fred Hauquitz of Southampton, New York; George Hauquitz and wife, Jo of Albuquerque; brother-in-law, Art Thornton of Green Valley AZ; sister-in-law, Mary Ellen Hauber and husband, Grant of Salmon ID; and numerous nieces and nephews. Clarence enlisted in the Army Air Force in 1942 and begins flight training at Luke Air Base in Arizona. He was commissioned 2nd Lt in May 1942. He was assigned to South Carolina where he completed flight training in the "famous" B-25 medium attack bomber. He flew 49 missions with the 57th Bomb Wing against German and Italian Targets from Naples to Po River out of Corsica Italy until May of 1945. He was discharged as Captain in July of 1945. After discharge he started a career as a jeweler in 1946 and worked for Foggs Jewelry Co. before starting his own company Hauquitz Custom Jewelry in 1962. Clarence retired from his jewelry activities in 2002. Clarence was very active in the Ballut Abyad Shrine. He was a member of Temple Lodge 6, AF&AM, York Rite Bodies of Albuquerque, Scottish Rite Bodies in Santa Fe, Past Potentate of Ballut Abyad Shrine Temple, member of the Cabri, and Past Director of Royal Order of Jesters Court 24. He enjoyed his involvement in the Shrine Patrol activities and his fellowship with its members. He was very proud to serve as Captain of the Patrol and of the efforts Shrine's gave for the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children. He was a caring and compassionate man and will be greatly missed. Memorial Services will be held on Monday, February 11, 2008, 1:00 p.m., at Ballut Abyad Shrine Temple 6600 Zuni SE. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children at 6600 Zuni SE Albuquerque, NM 87108. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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HUNT -- Billy D. Hunt, 80, passed away on February 5, 2008 in Albuquerque, NM where he had lived since 1963. He was born on July 22, 1927 in South Bend, TX to Robert E. Lee and Kathryn Elizabeth Hunt. He worked for Geophysical Service Inc. upon graduating from the University of Oklahoma in the Class of 1952 with a Bachelor of Science in Geology. While working in Artesia, NM he meet Nellie Lee Lewis and they were married on January 3, 1953 in Roswell, NM. Bill and Nell traveled throughout the western states and to Peru and Brazil in their early years of marriage until they moved to Albuquerque. Upon moving to Albuquerque he worked in the flooring and lighting business and then opened his own business, The House of Light, in Rio Rancho in 1972. Bill always had a love for skeet shooting. He spent almost every weekend at the Sandia Skeet Club where he taught his son, daughter and later his grandchildren how to shoot. He was always well known for his patience while teaching newcomers the art of skeet shooting. After retiring Bill purchased a motorhome and would travel to many shooting competitions throughout the United States. His wife Nellie preceded him in death in 2003. He is survived by his son, John Robert Hunt and Karen McKinley; his daughter, Kathryn Elaine Guffey and husband, Bruce; his grandchildren, Justin Robert Hunt, Jennifer Renee (Hunt) Merrill and husband, Greg, and Jason Randall Hunt; great-grandson, Ethan Cole Merrill; and sister-in-law, Thelma J. Lewis. The family wishes to thank the many caregivers at Sunrise Assisted Living and Montebello that cared for Bill in his final years. In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial contributions be made to the charity of your choice. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date in Artesia, NM where Bill will be laid to rest next to his wife of fifty years.
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JOHNSON -- Sidney Wilborn Johnson, 92, of Albuquerque, died peacefully on February 5, 2008. He was born on December 12, 1915, in Vshti, TX. He was the son of William Arthur and Lillie Lorene Johnson. Sidney graduated high school in Kiowa, NM, and received his undergraduate degree from New Mexico State University. He then taught mathematics in Madrid, NM, where he met Carroll Alma Howell, and they were married in 1939. Sidney then joined the United States Army Air-Corp, and served his country as a bombardier in WWII. After being honorably discharged, he returned to Taos, NM, to start a trucking company in 1949, hauling movies to theaters around the state. This great company is still running as Albuquerque Mail Service Inc./Southwestern Film Service. Preceding him in death, was his brother, Clint; his late wife, Carroll; and daughter, Mary Jon Johnson. Sidney is survived by his son, Sidney, and daughter-in-law, Charlene Johnson; and his two sisters, Ruth Miller and Zallie Biemer. He is also survived by his four grandchildren, Robert Johnson, Sidney Johnson III, Bridgette Johnson, and Carroll Olson; and his five great-grandchildren, Deven, Marybeth, Noah, Eva, and Athena. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, February 9, 2008, Eleven o'clock a.m., at Daniels Family Funeral Services, 1100 Coal Ave SE, (505) 842-8800. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Salvation Army. 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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LUCERO -- Andrew Lucero. The family would like to thank all of their relatives and friends who attended the Rosary and Funeral Services. They would also like to express their gratitude for all the love, care and compassion that has been shown to them. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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MARTINEZ -- Eufelia Martinez, born November 24, 1930, went home to be with the Lord on February 5, 2008 at the age of 77. Eufelia was a life long member of the Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her son, Armando Martinez; daughter, Peggy Martinez; parents, Tranquilino and Quiteria Barela; and her brother, Sesario Barela. She is survived by her husband, Victor Martinez; daughters, Dorothy Martinez, Susie Saavedra and husband, Mike, Jeanette Padilla and husband, Arthur; and son, Victor Martinez Jr. and wife, Lorraine; her two sisters, Flora Chavez and husband, Albert and Josie Gomez and husband, Larry; nine grandchildren, John Mirabal, Frank Mirabal and wife, Tess, Michelle Mirabal, Alicia Mirabal Manzano and husband, Daniel, Ambrosia Johnson and husband, David, Michael Saavedra and wife, Tabitha, Anthony Saavedra, Nicole Padilla and Joshua Padilla; six great-grandchildren, Exavier, David, Xavier, Analisse, Mikayla and Autumn. She is also survived by many relatives and friends who loved her dearly. She will be greatly missed by her loving family. A Rosary for Eufelia will be recited on Friday, February 8, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at Daniels Family Funeral Services, 8th Street Chapel . Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 9, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. also at St. Edwin Catholic Church with interment to follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Mirabal, Frank Mirabal, Michael Saavedra, Anthony Saavedra, Joshua Padilla and Marvin Chavez. Honorary Pallbearers will be Lawrence Barela and David Johnson Jr. Funeral Services are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222 www.danielsfuneral.com
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MICHAEL -- JENNIE MERHEGE Our mother, a sweet angel, left this earth on Ash Wednesday, February 6, 2008. She was born on January 19, 1924, in Santa Fe, NM. As a youngster her family moved to San Juan Pueblo and then to Fairview, NM, where she spent most of her growing up years. She graduated high school from Loretto Academy and worked at various jobs before marrying Arthur Joseph Michael, Sr. of Albuquerque. She bore three children, Arthur Joseph Michael, Jr., Charles James Michael, and Barbara Ann Michael. Arthur and Jennie moved to Santa Fe in 1954. Jennie's last job was as secretary at Alvord Elementary. She loved the staff and students at Alvord Elementary and they loved her. She was known lovingly and respectfully as "Jennie" by staff a students alike. Jennie loved the simple things and the beauty in life. She had a kind heart, a good sense of humor, and much compassion for those in need, gladly giving a helping hand or lending a confidential ear. She lifted the spirits of those who saw her on any particular day with a smile that glowed and warmed people's hearts. She genuinely loved people and encouraged them to pursue their passions and dreams. Many sought and felt comforted by her presence. For many years Jennie lived in the shadow of a neurological disease. She carried on courageously, with dignity, and with kindness, never losing her radiant smile or her sweet and positive nature. Those who knew her during that time will never forget her. Even in the midst of a terrible disease she shared her love, her heart, and her true self with those around her. Jennie loved all of her family and they loved her. She is survived by her children, Arthur Joseph Michael, Jr. and Barbara Ann Michael; her sisters, Jessie Fidel (who was Jennie's guardian angel on earth throughout her life), Mary (James) Million, Helen (Gene) Finch; and her brother, Joseph Merhege; and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and -nephews. Family members who predeceased her include her husband, Arthur Joseph Michael, Sr., with whom she will rest at the Rosario Cemetery; her son, Charles James Michael; her parents, Latify and Fidel Merhege; her sisters, Afife Zaunon and Orelia Jabbour; her brothers, John Merhege, James Merhege, Fidel Merhege, Jr., and Michael Merhege. Jennie's beautiful spirit attracted many other beautiful spirits to serve on her caretaking team throughout her illness. These people loved Jennie as if she were a member of their own immediate family and advocated strongly for her needs. They were loyal, diligent, outstanding in skill, and never faltered in providing her with the best care that anyone could receive. The family will eternally grateful to Eloise Garduno, massage therapist, who provided incredible and comforting massages for eight and one-half years; Naomi Roy, personal care provider, who never said no to any request involving Jennie's care, was readily available to assist the family with all emergencies, and who has an unmatched quiet strength of character that comforted Jennie every day; Nellie Nunez, who luckily became a member of Jennie's team three years ago and who brought with her specialized knowledge in the care of the elderly and terminally ill and a smile and positive attitude that matched Jennie's; Jason Schilening, Clear Training Systems, (personal trainer) and Jeff Nailen, Renaissance Personal Fitness (personal trainer), both of whom constantly sought and learned a variety of techniques to work with Jennie as her condition changed throughout time and both of whom are consummate professionals. Finally, the family thanks the professionals at Odyssey Healthcare and Lee Levin, M.D., all of whom worked together to allow Jennie to remain at home until she died, which was one of her three wishes A Visitation will be held Sunday, February 10, 2008, 2 to 5 p.m. at McGee Memorial Chapel. A Rosary will be recited on Sunday, February 10, 2008, 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, February 11, 2008, 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Rosario Cemetery. Those wishing to do so may make a donation, in lieu of flowers, to the New Mexico Alzheimer's Association. Mom, may your smile brighten the heavens for eternity. We love you. Rest in peace. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 984-8600
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MONTOYA -- Theresa Montoya, 64, of Alameda was called home to be with the Lord Jesus on Wednesday, February 6, 2008. Theresa is survived by her husband of 44 years, Joe Montoya. Her children: Patty Lotz and her husband, Jeff; Ray Montoya and his wife, Nona; Melissa Arellano and her husband, Duane. Theresa had six grandchildren; Ryan and Justin Lotz, Archie and Echo Montoya, Nathanael and Isabella Arellano. Theresa is also survived by her many sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Arthur and Rose Marinos; and her mother-in-law and best friend forever, Juanita Montoya. The family would like to extend their gratitude to Vista Care for their professionalism and compassionate service. The Rosary will held Friday, February 8. 2008 at 7:00 p.m., and Mass will be at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2008 both at Nativity of the BVM Church. A private family burial of Theresa is planned at the Santa Fe National cemetery at a later date.
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NICKS -- David Nicks, 92, passed away on February 4, 2008. He was born on October 12, 1915 in Starkville, Mississippi to Lewis and Eliza Nicks and had been a resident of Albuquerque since 1950. David retired from the United States Air Force who served in Guada Canal, World War II, Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. David also retired from the United States Post Office. He is survived by his wife, Lucille Nicks and their five children; Brenda Laurzetta Nicks Phillips and husband, Rubin, David Lewis Nicks, Bertha Lucille Nicks Bridges and husband, Kerry, Ronald Keith Nicks and Ivan Christopher Nicks and wife, Jody. He is also survived by his 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. David will be missed by all. Visitations will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2008 between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. in the 8th Street Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services-Garcia Mortuary with the Funeral Service to follow at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor William Dorn Jr. officiating. Interment for David will be held at Vista Verde Memorial Park located in Rio Rancho following the Funeral Service. Pallbearers will be Shawn Phillips, Ronald Nicks Jr., Ivan Nicks Jr., Steven Gordon, Duriel McDonnell and Robert Mosby. Honorary Pallbearers will be Robert Harris, Rubin Phillips and Kerry Bridges. Funeral Services are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222 www.danielsfuneral.com
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OSTASKI -- Mae Ostaski was born on March 25, 1901 and passed away February 3, 2008. Arrangements are in the care of RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo NE 764-9663 Riversidefunerals.com
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PACHECO -- Michael Pacheco passed away at age 53. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, February 9, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at San Jose Parish. Interment will follow the Mass at San Jose Cemetery. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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RAMIREZ -- Cipriano Borrego Ramirez, 89, formerly of Silver City, entered eternal rest Friday, February 1, 2008, at Downey Community Hospital. Visitation and memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 7, 2008 at the Hillside Chapel at Rose Hills Cemetery led by Pastor Mariano. The rite of committal and interment will be on Saturday February 9, 2008 at Rose Hills Cemetery, with veteran honors. Mr. Ramirez was born May 1, 1918, in Whitewater to Pedro and Teresa (Borrego) Ramirez. He was in the New Mexico National Guard and was activated into the US Army during WWII. He served in the U.S. Army from June 1941 to May 1945. During that time he was sent to the Pacific Islands and was captured by the Japanese. He survived the infamous Bataan Death March in the Philippines. Soon after his release he married Rita Wakefield, of Albuquerque, and was happily married until her death in 1992. He moved to Pico Rivera, California where he spent most of his time. He worked with the Rockwell for 30 years. He continued to spend time in Silver City and was appointed Judge at the Municipal courthouse. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, singing, playing guitar, watching sports, and going to the Redondo Beach Wharf in California. He enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren. He was truly loved and will be missed by many. Mr. Ramirez is survived by his sons, Larry Ramirez of Hermosa Beach, CA. and Bobby Ramirez of Pico Rivera, CA. and by his two daughters, Bernice Fleck of Pico Rivera, CA. and Shirley Lara of Corona, CA; and one sister, Herlinda Carrillo, of Silver City, N.M. He has eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
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REED -- Jack W. Reed. A Celebration of Life Service will be held for Jack W. Reed at First Congregational Church UCC, 2801 Lomas Blvd. NE, on Saturday, February 16, 2008, at 2:00 p.m., with Rev. Lee Albertson officiating. Jack, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away at the age of 84 on Friday, November 30, 2007, after a brief but feisty bout with lung cancer. Jack was born in Corning, Iowa on September 24, 1923. In 1932 he moved with his mother, Vera Gibson, and step-father, Charles Reed, to Santa Fe, where Charles was State Highway Engineer. He graduated from Santa Fe High School in 1940. Jack was drafted into the US Army at the onset of World War II, serving as an early weather specialist in the Air Corps in the Philippines. In September 1944, Jack married Lois Linville of Chicago, Illinois. When he was discharged from the Army in 1947, they settled in Albuquerque, where he received a Bachelors Degree in Mathematics from the University of New Mexico. They had two children, Roger and Margaret. Jack became a meteorologist at Sandia National Laboratory, forecasting the fallout and shock patterns of atmospheric nuclear tests, working for the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, and advocating the development of wind energy, for 46 years. After his retirement, he founded JWR, Inc., offering expertise as a certified consulting meteorologist to clients worldwide. Jack also served as a Reserve Officer in the New Mexico Air National Guard, retiring as a Lt. Colonel. In his later years, Jack was one of the much-loved "Weather Wizards" for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Jack was a longtime member of First Congregational Church. Jack loved to travel around the globe and across the nation. Preceded in death by his mother, step-father, and son, Roger, Jack is survived by his wife, Lois Reed; daughter, Margaret "Marti" Reed, both residents of Albuquerque; and granddaughter, Terra Lillie Reed, a University of Oregon student currently attending the University of Lyon in France. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to First Congregational Church Building Fund (2801 Lomas Blvd NE, ABQ, NM 87106) or Heartland Hospice ("Donation," 10801 Lomas Blvd NE, ABQ, NM 87112). "And reed that boweth to every blast." - Chaucer, 1385. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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RICHARDS -- Berna Richards, 87, passed into the loving arms of Jesus on February 7, 2008. She was born on July 31, 1920 in Wray, CO. She is survived by her daughter, Jan and husband, Ron Janser; granddaughter, Tamara and husband, Quint Sebeck; grandson, Trevin Janser; daughter-in-law, Peggy Richards; grandsons, Troy and wife, Kat Richards, Trace and wife, Monica; great-grandchildren, Vanessa and Eric Richards; and granddaughter, Tara Richards. She is preceded in death by her husband, Rick Richards; son, Kent Richards; and grandsons, Chad and Jeremiah Janser. She was a member of Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was a grand lady and was loved by all who knew her. The Celebration of Berna's life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 10, 2008 at Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 8600 Academy NE. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heights Presbyterian, GSF Fund, or your favorite charity. Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010 www.danielsfuneral.com
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RIGSBY -- Linda Lane Rigsby was born on August 14, 1947 and passed away February 2, 2008. Arrangements are in the care of RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo NE 764-9663 Riversidefunerals.com
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ROMERO -- CARLOS RAMON Tuesday February 5, 2008 saw the passing of a great man. Carlos was born on November 4, 1943 in Chihuahua, Mexico. He was raised in El Paso, Texas, moving to New Mexico in 1970. There he met his future partner and wife, Carol Summers Romero. They served as VISTA Volunteers in Las Cruces. They later lived in Santa Fe, where their three daughters were born, Daria in 1973, Victoria in 1975 and Elena in1977. The "girls" were the light of Carlos' life. Albuquerque was the home of the Romero's for the last 25 years. Carlos was an addiction counselor at AMCI, serving as a mentor, friend and support to his co-workers and clients alike. Carlos was a graduate of the College of Santa Fe (but a UTEP Miner at heart). He is survived by many friends, the "girls", their husbands, Jason and Enrique and his seven beloved grandchildren, Aubriana, Summer, Patrick, Wayne, Andrew, Carlos and Benjamin. Carlos is also survived by his parents, Gilbert and Juana of El Paso, Texas; his sister, Toni Romero (Angelina) and Amy Bennet (Paul and Paul Michael) and his beloved cousin, Victoria Rascon of Chihuahua and her family. He also leaves his aunt, Leicha and cousin, Esther. He was preceded in death by his sister, Maria and aunt, Amalia. Memorial Service will be held at Our Lady Queen of Angels Liberal Catholic Church, 1701 Tulip Road NE, Rio Rancho on Saturday, February 9, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Carlos' favorite charity, Doctors Without Borders. For more information see memorial at http://carlosrromero.memory-of.com. The family thanks all of you for your love, prayers and support through this loss. Carlos would want you to remember his jokes, advice and support and carry his goodness through each day of your life. He will be missed. Cremation arranged through Direct Funeral Services.
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SALAZAR -- Felipe (Phil) Salazar May 28, 1929 - February 8, 2007 Hon, It has been a year since you left us, but it seems like just yesterday you were here. We love you and miss you very much. Love, Celina and family
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SCHULTZ -- Eleanor Schultz, 87, a longtime resident of Albuquerque and Paradise Hills passed away after a brief illness. She is survived by her daughter, Peggy (Mary); cousins, Emma Lou Conte, and Marion Elfring; nephews, Fred Ansted, Paul Ansted; and brother, Scott Oster. Services will be held at Tabernacle of Praise, 6013 Paradise Blvd NW on Saturday, February 9, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Thanks Mom for never breaking a promise to me. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300 www.frenchmortuary.com
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SHORES -- Kenneth David Shores, 35, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2008. He is survived by his life-partner, Kristie Carpenter and family members; mother, Georgia Shores; sister, Jennifer Heflin and husband, Michael, their children, Michael and Christian; and adopted mother-in-law, Martha Kienle. His passions included building and riding bikes, art and tattooing, traveling, and spending time with those he loved. A Celebration of his Life will be held on Monday, February 11, 2008, 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400 www.frenchmortuary.com
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SOLIS -- JOSEPH IN LOVING MEMORY JOSEPH (JOE) SOLIS God saw you getting tired, a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around you and whispered "Come with Me." With tearful eyes we watched and saw you pass away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard-working hands to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best. We will love and miss you always and never forget you. Our memories of you will be forever cherished. Your loving Daughter, Son, Grandchildren, and Great-Grandchildren
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TEDFORD -- Edna Joyce Tedford (Herrera, Trujillo) 53, born October 27, 1954 went to be with the lord on February 7, 2008 after losing her battle with breast cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Loma Tedford; sister, Lila Gardner Trujillo; and husband, Freddie Herrera Sr. Survivors include sons, Freddie Tedford of Albuquerque, NM and Vince Trujillo of Los Chavez, NM. Daughters include Tonya Gabaldon of Los Chavez, NM and Victoria Price and husband, Michael of Stroud, OK. Brothers are Tom Tedford and wife, Tracy of Los Chavez, Paul Tedford and wife, Terri of Keystone, SD. Sisters include Pat Keeney and husband, Jim of Edmond, OK, Carol Molina and husband, Raymond of Moriarty, NM. Survivors also include ten grandchildren including her pride and joy baby Stevie Montoya as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends. Special thanks go to her sister Lila's loving children and her sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews for her loving care during her final days. Special thanks also go out to the Salsberry family for opening their home to her and her family during her last loving moments. Pallbearers will be Johnny Gardner, Ray Molina, Wayne Tedford, Tanner and Dustin Parker, and Tim Salsberry. Services will be held on Saturday February 9, 2008 at Riverside Funeral home in Belen at 11:00 with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. and Graveside Services will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Sandia Memory Gardens on San Pedro and Alameda NE in Albuquerque.
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TIXIER -- Alonzo Bonifacio Tixier August 01,1922 - February 01, 2008. Husband, Father, Grandfather and even Santa. Born in Bueyeos, New Mexico, and a resident of Fort Morgan, Colorado for the last 3 years. Alonzo was a WWll veteran and a man of many talents, his greatest joy came from time spent with his family. Survived by Maria "Peggy" Tixier, his wife of 61 years; their five children: Michael, David and spouse, Marcy, Marianna and spouse, Art Ramirez, Eileen, Tim and spouse, DeeAnn. He also leaves behind 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Alonzo is preceded in death by their eldest son Phillip Tixier. Memorial Mass will be held on Friday February 15, 2008 at 6:00 p.m., Church of the Holy Cross, 367 State Rd. 344 Edgewood, NM. 505-832-0737. In lieu of flowers a contribution can be made to: Eben Ezer Care Center, 122 Hospital Road, Brush, Colorado 80723 in the name of Alonzo Tixier.
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TOLLEY -- Gerald D. "Jerry" Tolley passed away Monday, February 4, 2008 in Albuquerque. He was born in Nephi, Utah on July 22, 1925. Jerry was a wonderful man - kind, generous, funny, honest, and strong. He was a devoted husband, loving dad and trusted friend. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 60 years, Martha June. Together, they shared a great love and had a life of adventure and joy. He will be missed by many, but especially his daughter Laura Tolley of Houston and daughter and son-in-law Nancy and Paul McNutt of Phoenix. There will be no formal service. Please remember him with laughter and joy, for it is what he would want.
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TORRES -- Oralia M. Torres "Lollie" was born November 7, 1946. An angel returned to Heaven when Oralia "Lollie" Torres passed away the evening of Sunday, February 3, 2008. A compassionate wife and amazing mother, Lollie touched the heart of every person she met. She is survived by her husband, Lorenzo Torres "Jones"; her two sons, Patrick and Thomas; grandson, Joshua Torres and his mother Kristel; one brother, John Armenta and wife, Dolores and their daughter, Natasha Lopez. Natasha is also one of seven of Lollie's godchildren. Lollie had one sister, Mary Sanchez and her two sons, Leo and Michael Sanchez. Both of Lollie's parents, Patricio and Ida Armenta have already passed on. Lollie was a blessing to all who knew her. She will be missed always. Viewing and Services will be held at Family Worship Center, 7311 Glenrio Rd. NW, 831-5365, on Monday, February 11, 2008. The viewing will begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by the Service starting at 7:00 p.m. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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ULIBARRI -- Arsenio (Archie) Ulibarri passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at the age of 84. One of 11 children, Arsenio was born April 12, 1923 in Shoemaker, NM to Candido and Leonides Ulibarri. Arsenio joined the Civilian Conservation Corps at the age of 16, and later served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, stationed at Coronado Island. In 1952, he married his wife of 56 years, Leonila, who survives him. He is also survived by his daughter, JoAnn; his grandson, Daniel; and three sisters, Beatriz Anaya, Fedelina Serna, and Emily Carrillo. He leaves behind many nieces and nephews, primos, compadres and friends. A Rosary will be recited Sunday, February 10, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church at 1820 Griegos Rd. NW. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, February 11, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at San Felipe de Neri Church in Old Town Albuquerque. Burial will take place at the Santa Fe National Cemetery on Thursday, February 14, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. Pallbearers will be Ralph Quintana, Henry Gonzales, Mike Soberanez, Delfi Anaya, Herman Pedroncelli, and Don Vigil. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Berger, Justie Martinez, and Wilfred Pedroncelli. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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VALDEZ -- Alice Valdez was born on November 29, 1921 and passed away February 6, 2008. Arrangements are in the care of RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo NE 764-9663 Riversidefunerals.com
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WADE -- Barbara Stewart Wade was born on January 30, 1926 and passed away February 4, 2008. Arrangements are in the care of RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo NE 764-9663 Riversidefunerals.com
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WOOD -- Gene Wilman Wood, 73 of Tucumcari, NM died Thursday, February 7, 2008 at Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital after a sudden illness. Gene was born July 19, 1934 in Donna, Texas to the home of Jay W. and Margaret (Morton) Wood. He grew up and attended school at Mountainair, NM. Gene was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was honorably discharged after serving four years at the rank of Airman Third Class. Gene was employed as a Superintendent for Broce Construction Company for many years. He retired in 2000. Gene was a member of Elks Club #1172 and American Legion Post #77 at Logan. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Wood in 2003 and a son, Rory Wood in 1989. Survivors include three sons, Joseph Montano of Tucumcari; Dean Montano and wife, Christine of Tucumcari, NM and John Alvarez and wife, Lina of Rio Rancho, NM. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and his two pet dogs, "Missy" and "Junior". He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, playing bingo and visiting the casinos and was a regular visitor to Laughlin and Las Vegas, NV. Graveside Services will be held at 12:00 Noon, Monday, February 11, 2008 at Tucumcari Memorial Park in Tucumcari, NM. with Deacon Bob Welch officiating. Cremation has taken place, arrangements are under the direction of Chavez Funeral Home in Fort Sumner, New Mexico. (575) 355-2311 To place an online tribute or sign the guest book go to www.chavezfuneralhome.com
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ZAMORA -- Eleno "Leonard" M. Zamora Jr., born September 17,1925 was called to be with our Heavenly Father on January 13, 2008. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 46 years, Mary "Stella" Chavez. Leonard is survived by his three brothers, Lee (Stella), Billy (Candy) and Robert (Donna); his five children, Don Zamora, Lorraine Milligan, Valerie Silva, Rhonda Yrene, Len Zamora; ten grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Leonard also leaves behind many dear relatives and a lifetime of friends. Leonard served in the United States Coast Guard and Navy during WWII and Korean War. "Toastie" went onto a 32 year career with the Albuquerque Fire Department. Leonard was an avid golfer and devoted family man who also loved to sing. Memorial Service will be held in his memory at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, 811 Guaymas Pl. NE, on Friday, February 15, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. The Graveside Service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Family and Friends are invited to gather at VFW Post 401, 201Girard Blvd. SE, throughout the day. In lieu of flowers please send memorial donations to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014.
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