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ADAMS -- Amada Estelle "Stella" Adams, 81, resident of Albuquerque, died at home peacefully in her sleep Sunday, March 2, 2008. She is survived by daughters, Stella Hendricks and husband, Charles of San Antonio, TX, and Georgia Clark and husband, Larry of Wilmington, NC; grandchildren, Susan Gray and Michelle Basco and husband, Jamie of Shreveport, LA, and Jesse Gregerson of Albuquerque; great-grandchildren, Sarah and Peter Vogt of VA, Brynna and Skylar Nelson, and James Michael and John Gray Basco of LA; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, O L "Art" Adams; daughter, Nancy Folkner; and granddaughters, Kathleen, Karissa, and Kim Thompson. Stella enjoyed her flowers and her yard and sewing, but most of all, she loved her family and friends. She always welcomed people to her home and was generous and loving to all she met. Before her health prevented her, she would drive her friends to appointments or wherever they needed to go. The family would like to thank Stella's great-niece, Stephanie and husband, Richard Jones and neighbor, Sandi Villegas for their special care. Rosary will be recited Tuesday, March 4, 2008, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, March 5, 2008, 11:00 a.m., at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 5415 Fortuna Rd NW. Cremation will follow with interment at Santa Fe National Cemetery. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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BLANEY -- Richard Ray Blaney, 74, longtime resident of Albuquerque, raced away Thursday, February 28, 2008. He is survived by his significant other, Sue McNutt; sister, Sandra Norlander; children, Deborah Williams and husband, Jerry, Richard Blaney, Jr., Ronette Olson, Dani McNutt, and Dawn Garrett; grandchildren, Kurt Lippert, Travis Blaney, Savanah Olson, Trina Williams, Deann and Chauncey Garrett; eight great-grandchildren; and many loyal and loved friends. Mr. Blaney was preceded in death by his wife, Judy I. Blaney; parents, Thomas and Lucille Blaney; and sister, Shirley Smith. Richard took pieces of our hearts with him and he and his smile will be greatly missed. Friends may visit Tuesday, March 4, 2008, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. Services will be held Wednesday, March 5, 2008, 2:30 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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CHACON -- Sally Montoya Chacon, 96, a resident of Albuquerque, NM passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2008 at Vista Care Hospice Unit at Lovelace Hospital, Downtown. Sally Chacon was born on September 10, 1911 to Juan and Flora Wolfel Montoya. She was a devote parishioner at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Sally was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ted T. Chacon, and her grandson, Randy Thompson. She is survived by her children, Rosemary Thompson, Juliette Martinez, and Ted Chacon, Jr. all of Albuquerque; her grandchildren, Dale Thompson and wife Karen, Ana Thompson, Matisse Martinez and husband Jeff Popenoe, Michael Martinez, and Monique Sanchez and husband Gerald, as well as her great-grandchildren, Robert Thompson, Gabriel Thompson, Sarina Martinez, Antone Martinez, Jake Sanchez and Andre Sanchez. She is survived also by her sister-in-law, Florence Black, Antone and Sarina's mother, Leonella "Leo" Martinez, Sam Pacheco, Kulbir Puri, many nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends. A Rosary and Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church with interment to follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Services are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 1100 Coal Ave SE Albuquerque, NM 87106 505-842-8800 www.danielsfuneral.com
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CHAVEZ -- Rubel Chavez was born October 21, 1945 in Punta de Agua, NM. A lifelong resident of Punta de Agua and Albuquerque, he passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2008. Rubel loved fishing and camping. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marcelino and Predicanda Chavez and by his sister, Ruby Vallejos. Rubel is survived by his two children: daughter, MaryAnn Griego and husband Fabian of Albuquerque; one son, Danny Jones and wife Patricia of Hermleigh, TX; two step-children, Gilbert Fernandez of Cuba, NM and Brandi Fernandez of Rio Rancho, NM.; four grandchildren, Janelle, Fabian, Tyanna and James Von; six sisters, Cleo, Stella, Juana, Corina, Crucita and Tina; two brothers, Polinario and Daniel; over 150 nieces and nephews; many other family members and friends who loved and will miss him. A Rosary will be recited at Church of the Ascension, 2150 Raymac Rd. in Albuquerque, on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Alice Catholic Church in Mountainair, NM on Thursday, March 6, 2008, however the time is pending. Burial will follow at the Punta de Agua Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Fabian, Fabian Jr., Daizhon, Gilbert, Jimmy and Cipriano. Honorary pallbearers will be Eloy Griego and Tio Adelaido Trujillo. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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DURAN -- Louis M. Duran, 75, passed away Friday, February 29, 2008. He was born and raised in El Porvenir, NM and a longtime resident of Albuquerque. Louis retired from The University of Albuquerque and the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. He was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, good neighbor and friend. Louis was loved and will be greatly missed by all. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Eloisa Duran and by his wife, Theresa Duran. He is survived by his son, Ricardo Duran and wife Sarah; granddaughters, Danielle Duran and Devonie Duran-Harvey and husband Brice; great-grandsons, Darien and Deangelo Wade; brothers, Frank Duran and Austin Duran; sisters, Florentina Carrillo and Christina Gallegos; numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends who loved and will miss him. A Rosary will be recited at Holy Family Catholic Church, 562 Atrisco SW, on Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 7:00 p.m., with a viewing beginning at 6:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Las Vegas, NM, on Friday, March 7, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the San Antonio Mission Cemetery in El Porvenir, NM. A reception will follow at the Eagle Club in Las Vegas, NM. Pallbearers will be Ray Duran, Gilbert Duran, Charles Carrillo, Henry Gallegos, Brice Harvey, and David Wade. Honorary pallbearers will be Darien and Deangelo Wade. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services 2919 4th St. NW, ABQ. 505-343-8008.
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GARCIA -- Angelic S. Deputy Angelic S. Garcia January 31, 1975 - March 4, 2001 JEEKEE,WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU, CROSS OUR BROKEN HEARTS. Dad, Mom and Mikie Always on our mind, Forever in our heart. Missing you today, tomorrow, and always. Visit Angelic's website and light a candle http://deputy-angelic-garcia.memory-of.com Love, Grandma Orie, Uncle Joe and Auntie Norma
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GERBER -- Robert A. Gerber, 73, a resident of Corrales, New Mexico, passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2008. Bob was born April 25, 1934 the son of Fred and Mabel Gerber in Donnelly, Minnesota. He lived a long and joyful life, full of family and friends. He had the wonderful gift of being a friend and, as a result, had many. Bob was in the Navy for four years. For twenty-nine years, he worked for Sandia National Labs in experimental physics focusing on fusion and pulsed power. He was involved in research on ionization and excitation of noble gases and the use of energetic electron beams for powering high intensity lasers for fusion applications. He also managed the Laser Projects Division which developed laser systems for simultaneous firing of the many switches required for the Particle Beam Fusion Accelerator. Bob had a great, sometimes lascivious, sense of humor. He loved watching the news, eating bacon and eggs for breakfast, singing the Happy Birthday song for family and friends with little encouragement, eating peanuts and cashews, and giving big hugs. He loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing, Heron Lake, and the geese and cranes flying overhead. Bob loved his wife (the fearless leader) and together they created a loving home. Bob enjoyed the activities of his children, especially their time swimming with Coronado Aquatic Club and the many road trips to swimming meets. Bob was proud of his children and their achievements and most modest about his own. He was the first in his family to get a Ph.D. Bob was an outstanding grandpa. Bob was preceded in death by his father, Fred (100), mother Mabel (102), and his brother, Ronald. Bob is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marge; daughter, Sue and her husband, Hector; daughter, Lisa; son, Robert and his wife, Rose; grandchildren, Alexander, Isabella, and Stella; sister, Gloria Brouwer; mother-in-law, Lois Schueller; in-laws, Mike and Mimi Schueller; and various cats and dogs. The family gives special thanks to those who loved and supported Bob--Yemane Asmerom, Rab Freeman, Betsy Schultz, Ed and Carol Patterson, Lee and Elaine Heames, Bob and Norma Prew, Carolyn Tisone, Gail Johnson, and Bruce and June Johnson. A celebration of his life will be held at the family home in Corrales starting at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5, 2008. The family is compiling a memory book and would appreciate your contributions. Please write down your memories and bring them to the gathering. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Road SE Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124 892-9920
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GODBEY -- RON Colonel, Ron Godbey USAF Ret., of San Angelo, passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2008 at a local hospital. Military Graveside Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at the Dallas - Ft. Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, TX 75211, with Chaplain Art Ingalls officiating. To attend you will need to arrive at the cemetery between 12:45 - 1:00 p.m. and pull into lane "B". Ron was born on July 11, 1934 in Milford, TX to Pascal Lee and Katherine Williams Godbey. He married Martha Worsham on May 14, 1954 in Ft. Worth, TX. Ron retired from active duty in the USAF in March of 1991, having risen from the rank of Private to Colonel. He was awarded the Legion of Merit upon retirement. Ron graduated from SMU School of Law in 1971 and maintained a private law practice in Ft. Worth. He served as a TV Meteorologist in the Dallas - Ft. Worth market. Ron was a certified consulting Meteorologist as well as an attorney. Ron served in the New Mexico House of Representatives from 1999 to 2004. Ron is survived by his wife, Martha Godbey of San Angelo, TX; son, Gary Godbey of Haltom City, TX; daughter, Julie Thompson of La Porte, TX; grandson, Wesley Thompson; granddaughter, Leah Godbey; grandson, Christopher Godbey; brother, Robert Godbey, sister, Glenda Godbey; and a sister, Kay Godbey. Ron's obituary and memorial book may be viewed online at www.RobertMassie.com
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GUTIERREZ -- Irene Gutierrez, an Albuquerque resident for 54 years, went home to be with the Lord on March 1, 2008 at the age of 83. She was born October 19, 1924 to Francisco and Inez Gonzales in Lamy, New Mexico. Irene was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church. She babysat her grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Irene was a great tortilla maker who loved her family and spoiled her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Antonio Gutierrez and son, Antonio Gutierrez Jr. She is survived by her children, Connie Ayala, Lucy Gutierrez, Sylvia Nunez, Richard Gutierrez and wife Veronica, and Gina McNelly and husband John, her siblings; Emma Esquibel, Gloria Vigil, Cecilia Garcia, Joe Gonzales, and Marylyn Montoya. She is also survived by her 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Irene will be greatly missed by her loving family. A Rosary will be recited on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. in the 8th Street Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services-Garcia Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Anne's Catholic Church. Funeral Services are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Garcia Chapel 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222 www.danielsfuneral.com
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HARBAUGH -- Marjorie (Marge) Harbaugh, 87, a longtime Albuquerque resident, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2008. Born and raised in Kearney, NE by her parents, Frank and Serena Hollingsworth, Marge graduated from Kearney State Teachers College with a degree in Home Economics and then worked as an accountant for the Union Pacific Railroad before marrying her college sweetheart, James (Jim) Harbaugh in Atlanta, GA where Jim was taking flight training after joining the Navy during World War II. Marge was a Navy wife for twenty-six years; living in over 20 homes in the United States and the Far East. She and Jim raised three sons and a daughter in a loving, caring home environment. Marge raised her children for many years on her own while Jim flew planes off aircraft carriers in the Pacific. Her first passion was her family. She was the glue that held the family together: a bottomless well of support and love. She was a true lady: kind, gentle and caring. She will be sorely missed. Marge was an accomplished bridge player: a "Silver Life Master". She loved to participate in bridge tournaments and she loved to raise her roses. Her backyard was filled with over 300 rose bushes. She is survived by her four children, son, Scott and wife, Sondra along with their two sons, Jeff and Gus and wife, Joanna; daughter, Debra; son, Larry and wife, Jeanne along with their four children, Michael and wife, Robin, Rebecca and husband, Tracy, James and Catherine; and son, Rick and wife, Cheryle and their two children, David and wife, Jenn and Tracy and husband, Timothy; and brother, Gerald Hollingsworth, his wife, Nelda and their son, William, all of Cheyenne, WY. Marge is also blessed with seven great-grandchildren. Marge was preceded in death by her husband, Jim in 1985. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2008, 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. She has already been interred at Santa Fe National Cemetery with her husband, Jim - together again. French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 505.275.3500 www.frenchmortuary.com
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HERNANDEZ -- Doris "Dodie" Hernandez 61 yrs. entered eternal peace on February 27, 2008. She was preceded in death by her parents Fredrick and Doris Harriman. She is survived by her birth mother, Harriet Baker; her husband, Elfego Luis; one sister; five brothers; ten stepchildren; 11 step grandchildren; and ten step great-grandchildren. She was a teacher at Chapparal elementary school and a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, 4:00 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 4301 Coors Rd. NW, 87120 Phone: 836-7007. All donations can be made in her name to the church.
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HUDSON -- Florence "Flo" Hudson, age 92, passed away February 29th, 2008 in Bremerton, Wa. Flo had been a 60-year resident of Albuquerque. However, due to health reasons, she relocated to Bremerton to be close to her family. While in the NorthWest, she would often reminisce fondly of the warmth, sunshine and beautiful blue skies of her beloved New Mexico. During her lifetime, she was an active member of numerous Masonic organizations including White Shrine, Eastern Star and Amaranth. She also was affiliated for many years with Jobs Daughters and Girl Scouts. After retirement, she and her husband J. B. enjoyed traveling and "living the good life". Following J. B's death, Flo continued to be active by volunteering at Bear Canyon and Palo Duro Senior Centers and at St. Joseph Hospital gift shop. Flo is survived by her daughter Carolyn Maxon, two grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Respecting her wishes, no services were held and her final resting place will be Albuquerque.
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KNOTT -- MOLLY B. Private family services were held. Inurnment took place at Sunset Memorial Park and Mausoleum in Albuquerque, NM. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to North Star Hospice, 1101 East 37th St. Suite 27, Hibbing, MN 55746. Arrangements are with Rupp Funeral Home & Cremation Service - Chisholm, MN. Molly B. Knott, age 92, of Balkan Township, MN, died Saturday, March 1, 2008 at her residence. She was born November 5, 1915 in Lufkin, TX to Walter W. and Donna (Carnley) Lovelady. She resided in Albuquerque from 1936 until 1999 when she moved to Blaine, MN, then moving to Balkan Township in 2005. She worked as a self-employed beautician for many years. She was a member of the Daughters of the Nile. She is survived by her daughter - Betty (Mike) Nevans of Balkan Township; 4 step-children; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Valentine in 1988 and by her son - John Reindorp. To sign the guest book on line and leave a memorial message, go to: www.ruppfuneralhome.com
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KRUEGER -- James William Krueger, 35, a resident of Albuquerque, died Friday, February 29, 2008. He is survived by his wife, Elaine Krueger; his children, Austin (9) and Avery (7), his parents Ronald and Bari Krueger; brothers, Ron Krueger and wife, Rena, Steve Krueger and Robert Krueger and wife, Leslie. He is also survived by his father and mother-in-law, Chris and Sandy Garcia; sister-in-law, Trish Krueger; and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jeffrey Krueger. James graduated from Manzano High School in 1990 and UNM in 1995 where he received his degree in Education. He was a Physical Education teacher at Alavarado Elementary School. Services will be held March 6, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church, 201 University Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM with interment following at Sunset Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made at First Financial Credit Union, 601 Tijeras Ave. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 or any branch location in James memory for a trust fund for his sons. French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500 www.frenchmortuary.com
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LOPEZ -- Barbara T. Lopez, 51, passed away February 28, 2008 in Albuquerque. She was born in Albuquerque, NM to Bonaficio and Rose Villanueva. Barbara is survived by her loving husband, Andalecio Elias Lopez; daughters, Lorraine and husband Raymond, Yolanda and husband Michael; sons, Gabriel Lopez, Marty and wife Joanne, Andalecio and wife Naomi, Anthony and wife Donna, and Frank and wife Tina; five sisters, Martha and husband Ed, Jeanette and husband Randy, Gloria and husband Roberto Sr., Felice and husband Joe, Joan and husband Antonio; brothers, Isaac and wife Eleanor, David and wife Eleanor, and Joe Martinez. Rosary will be held at the Wyoming Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services, Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. Mass will be held at St. Anne's Catholic Church, 1400 Arenal Rd. SW, Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 12:30 p.m. Interment to follow at San Jose Cemetery. 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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LORENZEN -- Rex C. Lorenzen passed away at the age of 75, on March 2, 2008. He was born May 4, 1932 in Toledo, Ohio, and moved to Albuquerque in 1977. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and friend who will be deeply missed. Rex is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 57 years, Joyce H. Lorenzen; his children, Victoria Lang and husband, Tom, Holly Burkhardt and husband, Tim, Kim Rimer and husband, Larry, Kelly Lorenzen and wife, Christy, Keith Lorenzen and wife, Kathy; his brother, John Lorenzen; his nephews, Edward and Richard Koske; his grandchildren, Alexandria Nastav, Miranda Lilly, Justin Rimer, Aubrey Rimer, Ashley Lorenzen, Samantha Lorenzen, Megan Lorenzen and Madison Lorenzen; great-grandchildren, George and Maia Nastav, Liam and and Ronin Lilly. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the American Cancer Society in his name, 10501 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Suite 300, Albuquerque, NM 87111. French Mortuary, Inc. 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300 www.frenchmortuary.com
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MONTOYA -- Mary Adele Montoya age 75, a resident of Pojaque, passed away on March 2, 2008. She is preceded in death by her husband Gilbert J. Montoya; parents, Frank and Adelina B. Quintana; sons, Michael Anthony Bliven, and Francisco Abel Montoya. Mary Adele was a loving mother of 12 children. She loved to read and she loved to sing with her husband praise and worship songs unto the Lord. She enjoyed bowling and recently was awarded 1st place on her bowling team. . Mary Adele is survived by her son, Martin J. Bliven and wife Paula of Bernallio; daughter, Anita Bliven-Gallegos and husband Ernie of Albuquerque; son, Gilbert E. Montoya and wife Elizabeth of Pojaque; daughters, Olivia Calabaza and husband Jim of Santo Domingo Pueblo, Charlene Martinez, Martha Trujillo and husband Alex of Pojaque, and Polly Montoya of Santa Fe; sons, Mario J. Montoya of Pojaque, Bernardo Montoya and wife Elizabeth of Albuquerque; daughter, Evalina Montoya of Santa Fe; 19 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and again from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday March 5th at Santa Fe Funeral Options Chapel. Funeral Service will be conducted at 10:00am Thursday at Blaze Christian Fellowship, 1295 Clark Road, with burial to follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. The following will serve as pallbearers: Marty Bliven, Mario and Bernardo Montoya, Ernie Gallegos, Alex Trujillo, and Martha Trujillo Honorary pallbearers are grandsons, Chris Archuleta, Eugene Montoya, Aaron Michael, and Matthew Bliven, Nico, and Billy Montoya. The Rivera Family of Santa Fe Funeral Options 417 East Rodeo Road Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 989-7032
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MUELLER -- Jody Mueller, 58, of Albuquerque, passed away on February 28, 2008. She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Josef Mueller and her two daughters, Trudy Claus and husband, Terry and Olivia Mueller. She also leaves behind her pets, Rex, Babe, Spunky, Belle, Polar and her cat, Meowie. Jody had a great love for her pets, and for the arts, especially music. She was a lover of life, and the greatest joy in her life was her family. We will always miss you. Cremation has taken place and a private memorial service will be held at a later date.
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NELSON -- Arthur Albert Nelson, Cmdr, USN Retired, a 46-year resident of Albuquerque, passed peacefully early on Sunday morning, March 2, 2008. He was 91. During his career as a naval aviator, Mr. Nelson was a parachute rigger instructor, a pilot in a P2V submarine attack squadron, a squadron member of the Early Warning 'Dew Line' that flew a radar watch from Hawaii to Alaska, 24 hours a day in Lockheed Super Constellation planes that had been retrofitted with large radar domes on the top and bottom of the aircraft. His duties took him and the family from the East Coast to California, Texas to Hawaii and Japan and then back to New Mexico. He retired in Albuquerque in 1964 with 22 years of active service. After leaving the Navy, he took the Realtors exam and opened a realty office in Albuquerque which he operated until 1980. During this time, he was an active member of the Albuquerque Master Gardeners. After completing his realty business, he and his wife traveled extensively in the Far East and Europe on many different trips. He is survived by his wife, Eloda Mae Nelson of Albuquerque; son, John and wife, Vicki Ogden of Rainier, WA; and daughter, Carolynn Montgomery and husband, Stephen of Albuquerque; and four grandchildren, Scott and Sara Montgomery and Reesa and Spencer Nelson. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. Christ Lutheran Church 7701 Candelaria Blvd. NE. Pastor Neal Groeling will preside over the services. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to one of these organizations which Art supported:Albuquerque Garden Center, 10120 Lomas NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112 or New Mexico Lutheran Association PO Box 8531 Albuquerque, NM 87198. Services are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 3113 Carlisle Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87110 505-884-1188 www.danielsfuneral.com
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ROCCO -- James Fredric "Jim" Rocco, age 77, of Albuquerque, went to Heaven Sunday, March 2, 2008. One of six children, Jim was born and raised in Gallup. Upon graduation from Gallup High School, Jim served in the US Navy in the Korean War. After the war, he married the love of his life, Marian. He went on to receive his BA in Accounting from the University of Albuquerque. Jim retired from the US Forest Service and the Soil Conservation Service after 35 years of service. Jim was a kind, loving, honest and gentle man who was greatly devoted to his family. He is survived by Marian, his wife of 53 years; sons, Jim Rocco and Michael Rocco and his wife, Beth; daughter, Annie Rocco; grandchildren, Brian, Aubrie, Daniel and Janessa; brother, Gino Rocco; sister, Eleanor Robinson. A memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday, March 8, 2008 at 2:00 p.m., at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 5712 Paradise Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300 www.frenchmortuary.com
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RUIZ -- Leonard P. Ruiz I love and miss you very much and wish I still had you here with me. Always, Julie
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SAIZ -- Leandro Joe Saiz, Sr., age 63, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, went to be with the Lord Sunday, March 2, 2008, after suffering many illnesses. He was born in Duran, NM, and was a resident of Albuquerque. Leandro proudly served his country in the United States Army, during the Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bennie and Carmen Saiz; sisters, Grace Saiz, Genevive Baragan; and a nephew, Armando. Leandro shared his life with is loving wife of 39 years, Ignacia D. Saiz; his children, Patty Jaramillo, Angella Maya, Rose Parrett, Leandro Saiz Jr., Jimmy Chavez Jr. and wife Frieda; his precious grandchildren, Mark Jaramillo, Rosanna Garcia, Michael Jaramillo, Amanda, Frankie Abel, Andrew Maya, Jazmine, Donae Parrett, Leandra Saiz, Daniel Sloan, Matthew, Domonick Archuleta, Gabrielle, Estevan, and Gracie Chavez; and one very special great-grand-baby, Selena Rose Jaramillo; and numerous beloved relatives and friends. Leandro will be greatly missed by all. Visitations will be Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Daniels Family Funeral Services - Alameda Mortuary. A Rosary will be recited Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church. Funeral Services will be conducted Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. also at the Church. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. Serving as Casket Bearers will be grandsons, Mark, Michael Jaramillo, Frankie Abel, Andrew Maya, Daniel Sloan, Domonick, Matthew Archuleta, Estevan Chavez; and Godson Leo Montoya. His granddaughters will be Honorary Casket Bearers. Funeral Services are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Alameda Mortuary 9420 Fourth Street NW 898-3160 www.danielsfuneral.com
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SMITH -- Castella "Cassie" M. Smith, 82, a longtime resident of Albuquerque, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2008 after a short battle with cancer. She is survived by her children, John Talbot and wife, Mary, Loyd Talbot and wife, Lynn, Douglas Talbot and wife, Sherry, Kenneth Talbot and wife, Sherri, and Patsy Jones and husband, Dennis; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Peggy Watts and Clyrice Leisure; and brother, Earl Jones. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husbands, Jack Talbot and Hubert Smith and her two sisters, Corine Crow and Phyllis Brandon. Cassie was a longtime member of Mountain View Baptist Church where she was very active. She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed. Graveside services will be held Thursday, March 6, 2008, 10:00 a.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery, followed by a Memorial service at Mountain View Baptist Church, 5500 2nd Street SW, at 12:30 p.m. Friends and family may visit French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, Wednesday, March 5, 2008, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Cassie's honor to Presbyterian Kaseman Hospice Inpatient Unit, P.O. Box 26666, Albuquerque, NM 87125-6666 or New Mexico Baptist Children's Home, P.O. Box 629, Portales, NM 88130. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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TERPSTRA -- Michael Terpstra, 19, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died Saturday, March 1, 2008. Services will be held Thursday, 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Friends may visit French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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THOMAS -- Anita Thomas, 75, a resident of Albuquerque passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2008. She is survived by her three children, Ronnie, David and Theresa Thomas; ten grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret Garrett and Ethel Foster; one aunt, Norine Patten, all of Albuquerque; mother-in-law, Evelyn Thomas; and sister-in-law, Geraldine Tucker, both of Philadelphia. Memorial Services will be held Friday, March 7, 2008, 2:00 p.m., at Bethesda Seventh- Day Adventist Church, 1800 Arno SE, with Pastor Tony R. Brown, Sr. officiating. The family wishes to thank the Bethesda Seventh-Day Adventist Church family and also Maxine Williams, a very special friend, for their love and support through this difficult time. They also wish to thank all of their friends who have given their untold love and support. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the church of your choice. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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TRUJILLO -- James A. Trujillo. The family would like to thank all of their relatives and friends who attended the 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 and Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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WATTS -- CINDY Mrs. Cindy Watts, 73, a resident of Albuquerque passed away on March 2, 2008, and is now in Heaven with Our Lord. Mrs. Watts is the beloved mother to Yolanda Martinez, Arlene Martinez, Alice Garcia and husband, Juan, Gloria Gomez, Joseph Gomez and wife, Celia. She is also survived by three sisters, Mary Valdez, Sophia Sanchez and husband, Joseph and Annie Munoz; three brothers, Frank Munoz and fiance, Alicia, Louie Munoz, Ralph Munoz and wife, Lou; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mrs. Watts was a member of the Catholic Church. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p. m. in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. Final visitation will be Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church with a Funeral Service to be held at 11:00 a.m. Place of burial to be announced. Pallbearers will be Yolanda Martinez, Arlene Martinez, Alice Garcia, Gloria Gomez, Joseph Gomez and Johnny Olvera. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors DR. SW 243-78961
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WELCH -- JASON D. Captain Jason D. Welch, 40, a resident of Albuquerque, NM stationed at the Pentagon, died Monday, February 25, 2008. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Michelle L. Welch; children, Johnathan, Danielle, and Jacob; grandmother, Nancy Bryant of Manson, WA; parents, Jack and Lynda Welch; sister, Dana Richardson; father and mother-in-law, Don and Linda Faire; sisters-in-law, Cheri, Tonya and husband Bob, nieces; Stacey, Kimberly, and Grace; nephews, Ryan and Evan Richardson, Jason, Morgan, and Nicholas Franklin and David Sauter, all of Albuquerque, and many other loved ones and friends. Jason, a Gulf War veteran, graduated from Eldorado High School where he was in band and ran track. He graduated from Wayland Baptist University in Honolulu, Hawaii. Jason loved sports, especially golf. He also enjoyed woodworking, and working on cars, most recently his '67 Camaro. Services will be held, Wednesday, March 5, 2008, 10:00 am at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Friends and family may visit French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, Tuesday, March 4, 2008, 3:00 pm to 7:00 p.m. Should friends desire, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 10501 Montgomery Blvd. NE., Suite 300, Attn: Lorraine West 87111. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400 www.frenchmortuary.com
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WERBLOW -- John William Werblow, 83, of Albuquerque, passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2008. He is survived by his daughter, Josie Godfrey and husband, Dan; two sons, Will Werblow and Keith Werblow and wife, Julie all of Albuquerque; three grandchildren, Leslie, Emily, and Alden; and two sisters, Glendora Werblow and Verna Lampman both of Cleveland, OH. John was retired from the US Navy after serving 22 years. While in the Navy, John was considered to be one of the top navigators of his time. He was an avid Lobo fan, enjoying basketball the most. He also enjoyed coin collecting and working crossword puzzles, keeping his mind exceptionally sharp to the end of his life. The family suggests memorial donations be made to The American Lung Association, 7001 Menaul Boulevard Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87110. At this time, no services are scheduled. Per his request, he will be buried at sea. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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ZARAGOZA -- Bertha Zaragoza was born February 28, 1926 in Cuba, New Mexico. She passed away Thursday, February 28, 2008 at the age of 82. Bertha was preceded in death by her son, Randy Zaragoza; her sister, Raphela Alires and her mother, Isadora Salazar. She is survived by her sons, Art and wife, Elizabeth, Eric and wife, Debbie and Rudy Michael; daughter, Nancy Artiaga and husband, Rick; nine grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; two sisters, Virginia Sanchez and Covie Gurule; many nieces, nephews other family members and friends who loved and will miss her. Services will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, 562 Artisco SW. A Rosary will be recited on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery located at Paseo del Norte and Wyoming NE. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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ZORN -- Howard Walton Zorn, 86, was born in Underwood Township, County of Redwood, MN, and died peacefully in his home in Albuquerque, NM, on February 29, 2008. He is survived by his wife, Erna, and son, William (Bill). Another son, Robert (Bobby) welcomed his dad into the love and joy of heaven. Also surviving are his brother and sister-in-law, Douglas and Doris Zorn; niece, Diane Cronen; and nephew, Dean Zorn. As a young boy growing up on a farm, Howard dreamed of someday working for Minneapolis Honeywell (now Honeywell International, Inc.). Those childhood dreams were realized, and Howard retired from Honeywell after 35 years of dedicated service. During those years he received many letters of commendation and special awards in recognition of his excellent job performance. Howard was a WWII Veteran and member of DAV Chapter 33. He was a Life Member of the Instrument Society of America., volunteered at the Lomas/Tramway Library, tutored in the OASIS tutoring program, and served as a judge in Precinct 514 for almost 30 years. When Howard was 12 years old his grandfather let him drive a Model-T Ford around on the farm. This exciting experience instilled in him a love for cars, and he enthusiastically immersed himself in activities of the Veteran Motor Car Club of America and the New Mexico Council of Car Clubs. He treasured the memories of his experiences with other car enthusiasts. Howard cherished his life. He had happy memories of his childhood and liked to tell of the times he rode his horse, Old Dan, to an all-grades country school. Sometimes he hitched Old Dan to a wagon and picked up schoolmates for a fun, and sometimes mischievous, trip to school. He kept in touch with Army buddies and attended almost every battalion reunion. Howard had a great and rare sense of humor that evoked many chuckles and laughs from family, friends, and coworkers. He was a kind, thoughtful, considerate and loving husband and father. His friends found him to be cheerful, helpful and loyal. Howard was a very special person who will be missed so very much. Many thanks to the Zia Hospice for the excellent care they provided Howard. He will be laid to rest in the Veterans' Section of Sandia Memory Gardens, 9500 San Pedro Drive NE. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, March 5, 2008, in the Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services at 3113 Carlisle Blvd NE. Memorial may be made to Cuidando los Ninos, P.O. Box 12786 Albuquerque, NM 87196-0786 or The Storehouse, 103 Broadway SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Services are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 3113 Carlisle Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 505-884-1188 www.danielsfuneral.com
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