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BENAVIDEZ -- Patrocinio Benavidez "Mr. B" August 19, 1913 - September 24, 2007 In Loving Memory DAD This is for you, for the father we love, for the one who has cared all these years, but has never heard enough about how much we love you. So this is for you, for the one who has helped us through all our childhood fears and failures, and turned all of that into success and dreams... For the person whose devotion to his family is marked by gentle strength and guidance, and whose love of life gave us a sence of direction. For the man who is a wonderful example of what more men should be. Love Always, Your daughter Kathy Joy Vialpando and Family
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BUCHANAN -- Catherine (Kathie) Walker Buchanan, 86, longtime resident of Albuquerque formerly of Jermyn, PA, passed away September 24, 2008. Daughter of Beatrice Kelly and Gerald Walker. She married Allan (Buck) S. Buchanan in 1945 and had a son Allan Jr. A graduate of Marywood University in Scranton & served as a second lieutenant in the US Army during World War II. Her life's passion was teaching and she taught at Douglas MacArthur Elementary School for many years. In retirement, this vibrant woman served on many boards, including UNM's Maxwell Museum, and as docent she continued educating young people maintaining a rigorous schedule. She was also active at the Friends of the Library, Center for the Book in Albuquerque. In addition to her outreach reading programs, she also helped coordinate the monthly book sales at the Library. She was an avid hiker and a wonderful friend to so many and will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her husband; her son; and her sister Dorothy Mattise. She is survived by several nieces; nephews; grand-nieces; and grand-nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Maxwell Museum or Friends of the Library in her honor. Please join us for a Celebration of her Life to be held at the Maxwell Museum on Sunday, October 5, 2008 at 11:00 a.m.
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BUSTOS -- Janice Bustos, 40, a life-long resident of Albuquerque, passed away Thursday, September 25, 2008 after a long illness. She is survived by her children, Nicole C De Baca and husband Chris, Brittney Bustos, Marissa Bustos, and Chantel Roybal; grandchildren, Santiago and Iziquial; her mother, Kathy Roybal; her siblings, Deborah Gorenz, Benjamin C. Roybal and wife Connie, Jeff M. Roybal and fiancee Rachael Doheny, Carla M. Parmoon and husband Jay, and Diane Roybal; aunts, Mary Lou Pavlich and Phyllis Pavlich, both of Raton, NM; nieces and nephews, Erica Jeantete and husband Tomas, Elisa Gorenz, Jeff Alan Roybal, and Ryan and Ben Parmoon; great niece and nephews, Tomas, Gabriella, and Isaiah; and other relatives and friends. Janice was preceded in death by her father, Judge Ben F. Roybal in 1980; and Rudy Gonzales. She was born in Albuquerque, NM on January 4, 1968 and graduated from Sandia High School. She was a very independent person who loved to cook and play with her dogs. Janice was a member of Our Lady of the Annunciation Catholic Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and aunt and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. Sunday, September 28, 2008 from 5:00 till Rosary at 6:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be at Our Lady of the Annunciation Catholic Church, Claremont and Vermont Streets NE, Monday, September 29, 2008, at 8:30 a.m., followed by interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Benjamin Roybal, Jeff M. Roybal, Chris Jones, Jay Parmoon, Tomas Jeantete, and Chris C De Baca. Honorary Pallbearers will be Al Ortiz and James L. Bustos. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400 www.frenchmortuary.com
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BUTTERFIELD -- Rudi E. Butterfield, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, passed away September 24, 2008. He is survived by his parents George and Irmgard Butterfield; sister, Heidi Faw and husband Mark, and niece Shalyse Edgar and their daughter Alize. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 9315 Candelaria N.E. at 2:00 p.m., Sunday October 5, 2008 with Rev. Catherine Robinson officiating. Aspen Funeral Alternatives 1935 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87112 (505) 323-9000 www.aspenfuneral.com
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CAPPUCCIO -- Janet Cappuccio 50, went home to her Savior on August 21, 2008 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was an inspiration to many and will be greatly missed by her father Frank; her two sisters, Marsha and Carol; her extended family, and her many friends. Janet was an avid soccer player, coach, and USSF referee, serving the Rio Rancho Soccer Club as Head Referee for a time. She had recently learned how to play pool and enjoyed spending time playing with friends at the Meadowlark Senior Center. A Memorial Service will be held to remember Janet on Monday, October 6, 2008, 7 p.m. at Rio West Community Church, 6751 Pasilla Rd., Rio Rancho. Contributions made in Janet's memory can be mailed to the American Cancer Society, 10501 Montgomery NE, Suite 300, Abq. 87111.
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CARLYLE -- Bro. Michael Carlyle, 71, in the fiftieth year of his religious life as a Little Brother of the Good Shepherd died on September 26, 2008 at Villa Mathias. Bro. Michael spent many years in administrative capacities caring for developmentally disabled men. Bro. Michael was also an accomplished organist, choir director and music composer. After suffering a debilitating stroke Bro. Michael served as a volunteer at the former St. Joseph's Hospital for several years. He is survived by his brother David, sister- in-law, Joan, two nephews, John Paul and Simon Carlyle, grand-niece, Meredith Mumper and the members of his religious community. Visitation will be on Monday, September 29, 2008 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with the rosary prayed at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel at Villa Mathias, 901 Bro. Mathias Pl. NW. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel at Villa Mathias. Interment of cremated remains will take place in the crypt at Villa Mathias at a later date. The Brothers of the Good Shepherd wish to express their appreciation to the staff of Lovelace Hospital, St. Theresa Rehabilitation Center and VistaCare Hospice. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124 www.salazarandsons.com
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CHAVEZ -- ERNEST The family of Mr. Ernest Chavez would like to thank all of their family and friends for their kind expressions of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement; to Father Edmund Savilla, Church of the Ascension Catholic Church, presider of the Mass; to Deacon Ralph Vigil presider of the Committal Service; to Denise Sanchez for reciting the Rosary; and to the pallbearers, Thank you. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW
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CHRISTENSEN -- Robert ("Chris") Lewis Christensen, 82, passed away on May 14, 2008, in Carson City, NV. Beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, the son of Fred Christensen, a Danish immigrant, and Vera Lewis, he served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific arena during World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Claire. At the time of Claire's death in 2004, they had been married 52 years. He was a practicing attorney in Albuquerque, and served three terms as Bernalillo County Probate Judge. Upon retiring from the practice of law in 1976, Chris and Claire moved to California, later retiring to Carson City, NV, in 1991 where they were active volunteers in Make-a-Wish of Northern Nevada for a decade. He is survived by sons, Rusty of Medway, MA, and John of Auburn, WA; and daughters, Karen Christensen Huff of Albuquerque, Joann Stoehr of Canby, OR, and Jean Christensen of Los Angeles, CA; five grandchildren; and eight great- grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Lois Martinez in 1977. He will always be remembered as a kind, gentle and laid-back soul and will always be in our hearts. The family will be Celebrating his Life with dinner on Friday night in Old Town, one of Chris and Claire's favorite places on their visits to Albuquerque, on October 3, 2008 and a Memorial on Saturday, October 4, 2008 at Heights Christian Church.
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DEBLASSIE -- Tomasita "Tommie" DeBlassie, 88, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Wednesday, September 24, 2008. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Tom; her four children, Robert and wife, Rose DeBlassie, Helen and husband, Euvaldo Valdez, Margaret and husband, Ben Ruiz, Steve and wife, Gina DeBlassie; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two brothers, John Gutierrez, Ralph "Lito" and wife, Helen Gutierrez; two sisters; Blandy Salas, Bebe and husband, Prudy Durand; and sister-in-law, Emma Gutierrez. She was born in Albuquerque on May 22, 1920 to the late Andres and Elena Gutierrez. Tommie worked at Kirtland AFB from 1956 until retirement in 1985. She was affectionately known to all as "Mom". Rosary will be recited Friday, September 26, 2008, at 7:00 p.m., at Holy Ghost Parish, 833 Arizona SE. Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, September 27, 2008, at 10:00 a.m., at Holy Ghost Parish. Cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to a charity of your choice. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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DEPOY -- Wynoa (Whitey) B. Depoy, 88, a resident of Albuquerque since 1948, died Thursday September 25, 2008. He is survived by his sons, Rodney B. Depoy and wife, Jennifer and Jerry Depoy and wife Linda, all of Albuquerque; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Darold Depoy and Jack Depoy and wife, Irene; and other relatives and friends. Whitey was preceded in death by his wife, Esther Marie Depoy; son, Dennis Depoy; sisters, Juanita and Eloise; and brother, Junior. He was born on February 4, 1920 to Harry and Wealtha Powell Depoy. Whitey proudly served in the Army Air Corps during WWII. After moving to Albuquerque he worked as a mechanic for Jones Service Station and later for Southern Union Gas Company until his retirement. Whitey loved to fish, play his guitar, and spend time with his family. He was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Graveside Service will be held at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 7999 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Tuesday, September 30, 2008, at 1:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 9500 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Suite 209, Albuquerque, NM 87111. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400 www.frenchmortuary.com
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DUFFEL -- Grace Ann Duffel, 58, of Moriarty, NM passed away on Thursday, September 25, 2008 in Edgewood, NM with her loving family beside her. Grace was born on January 5, 1950 in Sioux City, IA to Victor and Geraldine (Bockelman) Badtram. After Grace graduated High School in Iowa she moved to California, Albuquerque, El Paso, Dallas, and has been a resident of Moriarty for the past nine years. Grace married Donald R. Duffel on November 27, 2001 in Bullhead City, AZ. She was a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church, the Lions Club, the Read & Write Adult Literacy, and the Moriarty and Edgewood Chamber. Grace was also the owner of Mountain View Auto and Diesel Inc. Grace was preceded in death by her father, Victor Badtram. She is survived by her husband Donald; mother, Geraldine Anderson; son, Josh Brusuelas and wife Laura; daughter, Trudie Maney and husband Brent, brothers, Pat Badtram; Ron Badtram; sisters, Amy Barton; Kathryn Hilbers; and three grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at the Bethel United Methodist Church in Moriarty, NM at 10:00 a.m. Brother Robert Hunt and Pastor Donna K. Jackson will be officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Harris-Hanlon Mortuary "Our Family Serving Your Family" (505) 832-6130 www.Harris-HanlonMortuary.com
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DURAN -- Mary "Peggy" Duran, 86, a life long resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Friday, September, 26, 2008. She is survived by her daughter, Lorraine Jimenez and husband, Robert of Albuquerque; sons, Arthur "Butch" Duran of Albuquerque, Tommy Duran and wife, Debbie of CA, Albert Duran of NY; 17 grandchildren; numerous great and great-great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, and other special family members and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Maurico and Mercedes Perea; husband, Tranquiliano Duran; sons, Bobby and Lonnie Duran; daughter, Bernice Avila; two sisters and one brother. Peggy was loved by many and will be truly missed. Rosary will be recited Sunday, September 28, 2008, 7:00 p.m. at San Felipe de Neri, 2005 Plaza NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104. Mass will be celebrated Monday, September 29, 2008, 11:00 a.m. at San Felipe de Neri. Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may visit San Felipe de Neri one hour prior to Rosary. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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FASON -- THOMAS H. FASON January 18, 1934 - September 25, 2007 A loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, and Friend. It's been a long year. We miss you. You are always in our hearts. Wish you could have seen the twins, they are precious ... Your Family Time is Too slow for those who wait, Too swift for those who fear Too long for those who grieve, Too short for those who rejoice, But for those who Love, Time is Not. Henry Van Dyke
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FLEMING -- David Fleming, 73, died Wednesday, September 24, 2008 after a long illness. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years Dottie Fleming; his sister Janice Posey of Camden, SC; and nephew Marshall Posey of Chesterfield, VA. David was born in Charleston, WV and raised by loving parents Omer and Helene Fleming. At age 15, he survived polio and went on to attend West Virginia University and Rutgers University. He was a 17 year resident of Albuquerque, NM, where he recently retired from Qwest Corporation. David came from Florida to the southwest in 1966 where he was employed with the Albert Mathias Company for 24 years. He first worked in the sales department in Albuquerque and then in El Paso, TX as Operations Manager for 23 years. The Fleming Family wishes to thank the staff of the Kaseman Hospice Unit for providing such kind and wonderful care. No Services will be held and Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers to the family, should you wish to remember David, please send donations to the Animal Humane Society - New Mexico at 615 Virginia SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. Those who wish to send condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com Funeral services have been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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FLORES -- Guadalupe Flores, age 85, born and raised in Albuquerque, NM, passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2008. Guadalupe is survived by his wife of 56 years, Lily Flores; four sons, Gilbert and wife, Theresa, Pete and wife, Pam, Lee Roy and wife, Patsy, and Steve and wife, Priscilla; and other family members and friends who loved him and will miss him. Services will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, 550 Atrisco Drive SW. A Rosary will be recited Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at 8:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will follow. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services. 2919 4th ST. NW, ABQ, 87107. 343-8008.
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FRESQUEZ -- Tillie S. Fresquez, age 78, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 13, 2008 in Albuquerque, NM. She was born to David and Mercedes Sanchez on December 6, 1929 in Belen, NM. Tillie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who cherished her family and her friends. She was a well-known realtor who was always generous with her time and talent, and made life-long friends of her clients. Tillie took care of us all; she gave everyone the gift of her strength which will live on in each of us forever. Tillie is survived by her husband, of 51 years, Alvino E. Fresquez, of Albuquerque, NM and their children: Diane Fresquez Hudson, and husband, Richard, of Brussels, Belgium; Maureen Smith and husband, Steve, of Dallas, TX; and Arlene Fresquez Patrick and husband, Mark, of Summit, NJ, five grandchildren: Louisa F. Hudson, Clara F. Hudson, Emily F. Patrick, Zoe F. Patrick and Alina F. Patrick, and two sisters: Esther Sandoval and Corine Gallegos, and three brothers: David Sanchez, Claude Sanchez and Ruben Sanchez. Tillie is preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Nona Castillo, Erlinda Sanchez, Lilly Sanchez Carassco; and one grandchild, Alexander F. Hudson. The Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary was held on September 16, 2008 at French Mortuary Wyoming Blvd Chapel. The Mass of the Resurrection was held on September 17, 2008 at Our Lady of Annunciation Catholic Church, 2532 Vermont NE with Father Voorhies as the Celebrant. Burial followed at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Cemetery in Belen, NM. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be given to the National Kidney Foundation of New Mexico, 3167 San Mateo Blvd. NE, #162, Albuquerque, NM 87110, Contact Peggy Waite, Phone (505) 830-3542 Fax (816)-221-7984, www.kidney.org; or The Central New Mexico Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, P.O. Box 30047, Albuquerque, NM 87190 www.komen.org. The family would like to give a special thank you for the kindness and attentive care that Presbyterian hospital showed Tillie. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400 www.frenchmortuary.com
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GREELEY -- Laura Ann Greeley, 87, died peacefully at home, Thursday, September 25, 2008 following a courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was born Monday, May 29, 1922 in Roy, NM to the late Euphemia and Ernesto Amador. Laura was the oldest of 12 brothers and sisters and attended school in Bernalillo, NM. She served in the U.S. Army Women's Corp during WWII. For many years she was a licensed cosmetologist and ran numerous beauty salons. After relocating to Gulfport, Mississippi with her beloved husband, Ross Greeley, she was able to achieve her life long dream of opening and running her own salon, "Laura's New Image". Laura is survived by her loving daughter, Peggy Walters, who cared for her diligently all through her illness; two granddaughters, Cheri McQueen, Desiree Vaelei; four great-grandchildren, all of whom she cherished, Jordan Vaelei, Ashlynn Bilich, Austin and Chelsie McQueen; five sisters, Viola Folkins, Marie (Ed) Carlton, Adela Amador, Orlina Johnson, Amalia Bridgman and four brothers, Ernest, John, Roger and Sammy Amador. Laura was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ross Malcolm Greeley and two sisters, Rose Jaramillo and Connie Salazar. Friends may visit French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University NE., Tuesday, September 30, 2008 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 p.m. Cremation will follow the visitation. Our family would like to thank family and friends of Laura and a special thanks for the loving care and assistance of hospice of Albuquerque, NM. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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GROOMS -- Alan Kent Grooms, 69, passed away, surrounded by his family, peacefully at home in Chino, CA on September 19, 2008. Alan is survived by his wife Gail; daughters Ginny and Rhonda; son Erik, daughter-in-law Angelica; son-in-law Jay; and grandchildren Brandy, Megan, Melissa, Emily, Jay II, and Erik II. Alan, a l957 graduate of Albuquerque High School, moved to California in l973 where he met his wife Gail and together raised their family. In 2005, Alan retired to his vacation home in Bullhead City, AZ where he loved to take his boat to the lake and fish, took pictures of the magnificent sunsets, and played ball with his Maltese dogs, Taffy and Krissy. Memorial Services will be held Friday, September 26, 2008 at Draper Mortuary in Ontario, CA (909) 986-1131. His ashes will be returned to Albuquerque. Memorial contributions can be made to Loma Linda University Medical Center, 11234 Anderson St., Loma Linda, CA 92354 or the American Cancer Society.
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HENNINGSEN -- Timothy Glen Henningsen, a resident of Littleton, CO died Saturday, September 20, 2008 in Denver, CO at age 38. He is survived by his wife, Susan and son Joshua Glen of Littleton; his father Tom Henningsen and wife, Kate of Albuquerque, NM; his mother Mary Smiroldo and husband, Charles of Rio Rancho, NM, his brother Michael Henningsen and wife Danette Townsend of Sandia Park, NM; his sister Kristin Schwarz and husband, Todd of Rio Rancho; niece and nephew Alison and Jack Schwarz of Rio Rancho; and countless other family and friends. Tim was born July 2, 1970 in Albuquerque, NM, where he lived until joining the United States Army in 1988 at the age of 18. Spec. Tim Henningsen served his country honorably for three years, spending much of that time stationed abroad in South Korea. Tim received the Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service ribbon, M16 Rifle Marksman, Hand Grenade Expert, and the Army Lapel Button. Upon his discharge from the Army in 1991, Tim lived for a year-and-a-half in Albuquerque before moving to Greeley, CO, then to Ft. Collins where he met Susan, his wife-to-be, in 1994. Tim and Susan moved from Ft. Collins, CO to Lincoln City, OR on Valentine's Day, 1997, then to Albuquerque six months later. The couple was married on New Year's Day, 1998 at the Chapel by the Courthouse in Las Vegas, NV. They returned to Albuquerque following their wedding, where they lived for two years before moving to Iowa City, IA in 2000. Their son, Joshua Glen, was born in Iowa City on August 5, 2001. In 2004, Tim and his family moved to Grand Junction, CO, and two years later to Littleton, CO. Tim was a ravenous music fan, and an accomplished rock drummer who also dabbled in guitar and bass. His love for music began with the rock group KISS, whom he discovered at the age of seven, and progressed throughout his life to encompass, rock, punk, metal, jazz, R&B, soul, gospel, and classical. His ceaseless desire for new music across a wide range of genres was a lifelong quest that gave him great pleasure and comfort. Tim saw hundreds of live shows during his life, from KISS and Buddy Rich to Mike Watt and Stevie Wonder - the list is almost endless - and he loved just about every show he ever saw. He played in numerous garage and club bands - some of them with his brother - and made several recordings, a few of which he would actually consider listenable. Aside from music, most of Tim's other prominent pastimes took place outdoors. He loved to fish, rock climb, ride motorcycles, camp and just be in the wilderness. He was content to wander off into the woods by himself, but often found himself in the company of friends and family who couldn't get enough of his ironic sense of humor, quick wit, and charming companionship. He was the life of every party, the sparkle in every eye and a soulful, passionate person who cared deeply for his family and friends. Tim was a lifelong Dallas Cowboys fan who relished any opportunity to wear The Blue Star, even in a town full of Broncos fans. And that was Tim's way - to live according to his convictions, regardless of the circumstances or what other people thought. He knew no fear. Tim left an indelible mark on all who had the pleasure of being part of his life, and he was a devoted father whose greatest pleasure was seeing his son smile. And he was responsible for many of those little Joshua Grins. His sense of humor, his candor, his kindheartedness, and his free spirit were an inspiration to all who knew him, and that's what they will miss most. For those who knew him best, there is comfort here: Tim is, for all-time, happy, joyous and free. Services will be held Monday, September 29, 2008 at 10 a.m. at French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming NE, in Albuquerque, NM. Interment will follow at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe at 1 p.m. Should friends desire and in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Joshua Glen Henningsen Memorial Fund at any Compass Bank location. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400 www.frenchmortuary.com
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HERRERA -- Clorinda (Cora) M. Herrera, 78, a resident of Albuquerque passed away on September 27, 2008. Mrs. Herrera is survived by her children, Eileen Deme, Steve Herrera and wife, Lucy, Connie Sanchez and husband, Charles, Michael Herrera and wife, Lucille, Phillip Herrera and wife, Claudine, Therese Almager and husband Gilbert, Martin Herrera and wife, Jolene, and Angela Lussier and husband, Ray; sister, Ramona Perea; brothers, Joe Herrera and wife, Dulcelina, and Nabor Herrera and wife, Dolores; sister in law, Sally Chavez and husband, Fred; grandchildren, David, Bernadette, Alan, Stephanie, Monique, Andrea, Nicole, Jonathan, Diona, Tino, Samantha, Vanessa, Joseph, Michael, Gabe, Zack, Amanda, Matthew, Sabrina, Shelby, Sydney, Cristopher, Gabby, and Madison; great-grandchildren, Alexxus, Savana, Jayden, Angeline, Jeramiah, Kenneth, and Alanna; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mrs. Herrera was preceded in death by her husband Jose Felipe (Phillip) Herrera; grandson, Phil Herrera, and parents, Victor and Salome Herrera. Mrs. Herrera was a member of the Catholic Church. Visitation will be Monday, September 29, 2008 from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at St. Anne's Catholic Church, 1400 Arenal SW, with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m by Father John Tourangeau. Final visitation will be Tuesday, September 30, 2008 from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. at St. Anne's Catholic Church with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9:00 a.m.by Father John Tourangeau. Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Alan Deme, Tino Herrera, Joseph Herrera, Michael Herrera Jr, Zack Herrera, and Gabe Herrera. Arrangments by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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HERRERA -- Georgia L. Herrera. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all relatives and friends who were so kind and supportive during this difficult time in their lives; also to those who sent floral tributes, cards, and food. Your kindness will always be remembered. For online condolences, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Funeral Services are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Alameda Mortuary 9420 Fourth Street NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 (505) 898-3160
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HOGATE -- Betty Jane Hogate, 84, a longtime resident of Placitas and Albuquerque, died Sunday, September 21, 2008, at the Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque, NM. Betty was born June 22, 1924, in Astoria, IL, to Gilbert F. and Hildur Marie (Malmberg) Bader. She grew up in Illinois and Kansas, and attended nurses training before marrying Morris Bateman Hogate. She lived in Illinois for many years. Upon retirement in 1987, she moved to Placitas, NM. She loved the Southwest, and enjoyed doing volunteer work at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. She is survived by her daughter, Hildy L. Hogate, of Placitas, NM; two granddaughters, Chris Aubry, of Ottawa, IL, and Cathy Rider, of Lawson, MO; her daughter-in-law, Mary Hogate, of Mendota, IL; three great-grandsons; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers, a sister, and her son, James Michael "Mike" Hogate. Her family would like to thank the staff of Total Community Care for the loving care and friendship which they showered on Betty over the past 7 years, as well as the staff at the Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque, where she resided the past 2 years. Her quick smile and sense of humor will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Cremation has taken place, a Memorial Service and Interment will be held in Illinois at a later date. Those who wish to send condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com . Funeral 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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HOPPER -- MARTHA P. HOPPER born 23 February 1946 near Olympia, Greece, passed away on 24 September 2008 with her husband at her side following a brief illness. A beloved wife, mother, and Grandmother, Martha enjoyed traveling to her summertime home in the magical seaside village of Ermioni, Greece, near the islands of Hydra, and Spetses. As an Air Force wife, Martha spent many years in Greece, Italy, and the United Kingdom. Martha worked for many years in the Cosmetics business, and as an aesthetician. Martha was preceded in death by her parents, Gregorios and Athanasia Papalimberiou, her sister Dimitra, and her brother, Limberi. She is survived by her husband, William Hopper of Rio Rancho, NM; her daughter, Dorinda Komis and son-in-law, Peter B. Komis, and her grandson, Ianandra of Santa Fe,; daughter, Damara Hines and son-in-law, Bill Hines of Rio Rancho,; her sister, Eleni Sylvester of Texas; and sister, Soula Papastathis of Athens, Greece. She is also survived by her dearest cousins, Takis and Thouli Strigglis, and her god-daughter, Veloudia; Cristos Strigglis, of Athens, Greece; and Tolis Thanos of Pennsylvania; Christos Thanos of California; niece, Mary Bredakis of Athens, Greece, and many other dear friends and relatives. Martha loved the joy of her Grandson Ianandra. She was an avid traveler who loved the sea. She had an amazing talent making beautiful necklaces and jewelry. She spoke many languages. Her radiant smile and humor touched the lives of many throughout the US and Europe. Visitation will be held on September 29 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd, NE. Funeral Services under the direction of Father Paul Giannopoulos will be held on Tuesday, September 30, at 4:00 p.m., at French Mortuary. Memorial Contributions may be made in the name of Martha Hopper to the National Scleroderma Foundation at http://www.scleroderma.org. French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500 www.frenchmortuary.com
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HUNTON -- Mark Aaron Hunton, born on April 9, 1970, beloved son, father, and brother, passed away Wednesday, Sepember 24, 2008. He was a resident of Albuquerque. Mark is survived by his father, Jimmy Hunton and wife Shirley of Albuquerque and his mother, Sharon Amos of Rio Rancho; two children, daughter, Aryana Razen and son, Saxon Orion of Edgewood, NM; two brothers, Curtis Hunton of Las Vegas, NV and Jimmy Hunton of Lanaster, TX and many other relatives and friends. A Chapel Service will be on Saturday, October 4, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at the Alameda Mortuary Chapel, 9420 Fourth Street, NW, Alameda, NM. For online condolences, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Funeral services are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Alameda Mortuary 9420 Fourth St. NW 898-3160
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HUTCHINS -- Curtis DuWayne Hutchins, 48, a longtime resident of Albuquerque, died Wednesday, September 24, 2008, after a brief battle with cancer. Curtis was born on December 28, 1959, in Louisville, Kentucky, the last of his parents' five children. He was preceded in death by his father, James Charles Hutchins; his mother, Bessie Jean (Sallee) Hutchins; and all four of his sisters. Survivors include his close friends, Eddie Rael, John LaVelle, Josie Alarcon, Virginia Ulloa, Nicole Morlan, Dennis Roybal, and Bob Ferguson, all of Albuquerque; Alice Rivera and family of Los Lunas and Albuquerque; Margie Rivera and family of Albuquerque; Connie Chavez and family of Santa Fe; and numerous nephews and nieces. A private gathering of those who loved Curtis will take place for the final disposition of his cremated remains.
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JARAMILLO -- Ronnie M. Jaramillo, 53, passed away on Wednesday, September 24, 2008. He is survived by his only son, Isaias Gutierrez; mother, Rosalia Jaramillo; siblings, Manuel Jaramillo and wife, Josie, Kathy Lucero and husband, Rudy, Frank Jaramillo and wife, Felipa, Ernest Jaramillo, Ralph Jaramillo and fiance, Angelina, Arnold Jaramillo, Janice Estrada and husband, Joseph, Andrea Abeyta and fiance, Doug, Angela Serna and husband, Lionel; and nieces and nephews, Thomas Jaramillo, Christian Lucero, Julie Jaramillo, Crystal Lucero, Monica Jaramillo, Valerie Jaramillo, Joseph Abeyta, Natalie Jaramillo, Annabelle Jaramillo, Bryanna Lopez, Jasmine Serna, Raylene Jaramillo, Mariano Jaramillo, Savanah Serna, Francisco Jaramillo, Madisyn Estrada, Ocean Jaramillo, Marissa Jaramillo, Bryanna Jaramillo. Ronnie was preceded in death by his father, Manuel Jaramillo; uncle, Charlie Jaramillo; and grandparents Melquiades and Ernestina Jaramillo and Mariano and Rafaelita Aragon. He retired from A.P.S. after 33 years of service as an electrician. Ronnie first and foremost loved his son Isaias. He was also an avid fisherman who loved to listen to good music, mostly Santana. He had many friends, whom he gave each, their own nicknames. He was a sensitive, loving, caring, and most giving son, father, brother, uncle, godfather, and friend. He will be missed dearly!! He is now resting with his father in Heaven. Visitation will be held Monday, September 29, 2008, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Service on Wyoming, with rosary to follow at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday, September 30, 2008, at Our Lady of Guadalupe, 1860 Griegos Rd NW, at 9:00 a.m. with burial to follow in Sandia Memory Gardens Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Manuel Jaramillo, Frank Jaramillo, Ernest Jaramillo, Ralph Jaramillo, Arnold Jaramillo, Christian Lucero, and honorary pallbearers will be Joseph Abeyta and Robert "Bones" Thomas. Those who wish to send condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com Funeral services have been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109 (505) 821-0010
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KLUZNIK -- Fredrick James Kluznik, 67, a resident of Bernalillo, died unexpectedly on Thursday, September 18, 2008. He is survived by one brother, Don Kluznik and his wife Colleen, and his pride and joy, his horse Kluz Slew. Cremation has taken place. Aspen Funeral Alternatives 1935 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87112 (505) 323-9000 www.aspenfuneral.com
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KOZOLWSKI -- M. Alice "Taffy" Kozlowski fell asleep in the Lord on Friday, September 26th at Anna Kaseman Hospice after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Willie; her parents Elijio and Amalia Tafoya and; sister Flora Vau, all of Albuquerque. Mrs. Kozlowski was a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, having served the city through many years as a dedicated employee of Mountain Bell, where she was proud to be one of the first bilingual telephone operators. She is survived by her four children and their spouses: Karla Vlahoulis and husband, John of Albuquerque, Bruce Kozlowski and wife, Stacie of Larned, KS, Kevin Kozlowski of Aurora, CO, and Greg Kozlowski and wife, Cindy of Edgewood; her surviving sisters and brothers: Nita Sparks of AK, and Mela Chavez, Max Tafoya and wife, Sally Ignacio Tafoya and Ross Tafoya and wife, Nella, all of Albuquerque. She was a beloved, irreplaceable "Nannie" to 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, godchildren and dear friends. Mrs. Kozlowski was remarkably devoted to her faith, family and friends, and inspired joy and laughter in all those she met with her incomparable wit and zest for life. The prayer service will be Monday at 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, and Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 1818 Coal Place SE, Albuquerque NM, where the Kozlowski's were long time members. Pallbearers will be Maria Berexa, Julie Chrisanthus, Amanda Kozburski, Audri Kozlowski, Stacie Kozlowski, and Cindy Kozlowski. She will be laid to rest at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to the Alzheimer's Association 9500 Montgomery NE Suite 209, Albuquerque, NM 87111. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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LINDSAY -- Lella (Dee) Ardenia Lindsay Dee Lindsay, born December 1, 1935 in Lucy, TN, passed away on Thursday, September 25, 2008. She was surrounded by her loving family and is now resting peacefully in the hands of our Lord. Dee is survived by her three children, Mike and wife Cathy, Susan and Greg, Patty and husband Kevin; and niece (and adopted daughter) Sherry and her husband Terry. She had six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and they were the light of her life. Dee was the middle child in a family of seven children. She was a loving, gentle soul and though we know she is in heaven with the lord, she will be missed here at home. A private Family Service will be held. Special thanks to Dr. Bey and all the staff at Hematology Oncology Associates for the loving care. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the American Cancer Society.
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LOGSDON -- Loretta K. "Grandma Chili" Logsdon, 72, of Albuquerque, NM, passed away on September 27, 2008. Services are pending and entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 1100 Coal Ave SE Albuquerque, NM 87106 505-842-8800 www.danielsfuneral.com
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LOVATO -- Ubaldo, 76, a resident of Cuba New Mexico, passed away September 25, surrounded by his loving family and friends. Ubaldo was preceded in death by his father and mother, Meliton and Fermina Lovato, sister, Georgia Herrera, son Davy Lovato, daughter Carla Lovato and grandson, Michael Lovato. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Rufina; sister, Emma Lovato; sons, Orlando Lovato and wife, Margaret, Ubaldo Lovato Jr., and Matthew Lovato; daughters, Angie Armijo and husband, Bobby, Diane Cordova and partner, Roy Gonzales, Kathy Lovato and his consentido, Santos Lovato, whom he liked to play with and make funny faces; six grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren; special brother-in-law, Sefe Montoya and wife, Connie, Martha Owens, whom he used to call his adopted daughter, and numerous cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends. Ubaldo served in the U.S. Army, was a barber for many years, Chief Investigator for the Office of the DA in Albuquerque. He owned a bar, where he made many friends. Ubaldo also served two terms in office as County Commissioner for Sandoval County. Ubaldo loved politics and was well known and respected. Ubaldo loved going to Juarez, Mexico with his family and friends where he loved to listen to the Mariachis sing to him, and visit with the many local friends he had there. A Rosary will be recited Monday, September 29th at 7:00 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church in Cuba, NM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 30th at 11:00 a.m. also at the church. Interment will follow at the Cuba Cemetery. Pallbearers are, Sefe Montoya, LeRoy Lovato, Kelo Martinez, Luciano Valdez, Willie Garcia and Isaac Aragon. Honorary Pallbearers are Ramon Valdez, Davy Lovato Jr., Chris Lovato, Rob Lovato, Joey Lovato, and Lance Lovato. Those who wish to send condolences may visit, www.danielsfuneral.com. Funeral Services are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Alameda Mortuary 9420 Fourth Street NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 (505) 898-3160
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LUNA -- Procopio Erculano "Lano" Luna, age 76, a life-long resident of Belen, NM, passed away on Thursday, September 25, 2008 at home with his loving family by his side. He was a member of Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church. After his father, Procopio passed away when he was still a teen, Lano went to work as a machinist for the Santa Fe Railroad. He continued to work there for 43 years of outstanding service until his retirement. Lano and his wife, Mary Jane cared and provided for his mother, Mercedes and his sisters, Adela and Mary. Lano still lived in the home in which he and his sisters grew up. He was well known as a mechanic and in the late 1970's he and his sons built a garage behind his home where he continued to work on cars for many years. Lano was also known for his matanza's, a tradition his sons and grandsons continue to carry on as a tribute to him. Lano was preceded in death by his parents, Procopio and Mercedes Luna; his loving and devoted wife of 54 years, Mary Jane Luna; son, Arnold Luna; two sisters, Mary Baca and Adela Padilla; two sisters-in-law, Rosie Baca and husband, David and Sally Datallo; and two brothers-in-law, Leo and Tony Sanchez. The greatest joys of his life were his grandchildren, Lourdes Luna, Toby Baca and wife, Lisa, Christina Baca, Lucas Luna and wife, Candace, Naomi Luna and husband, Antonio, Kimberlee Luna, Melissa Luna, Amy Luna, Bridget Luna and Candace Luna; and his great-grandchildren. Lano is survived by his three loving sons, Leo Luna and wife, Debbie, Martin Luna and his dogs, Flowers and Fry and Dennis Luna and wife, Karen; three brothers-in-law, Tony Padilla, Alex Sanchez and wife, Daisy, Luciano "L.A." Sanchez and wife, Pauline and two sisters-in-law, Kandy Cordova and husband, Ismael and Lucy Padilla. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. All services will be held at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church, beginning with a viewing on Tuesday, September 29, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 6:00 p.m. A final visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 30, at 10:30 a.m. with a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Belen Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Naomi, Candace, Candace, Lourdes, Christina, Kimberlee, Melissa and Amy. Honorary Pallbearers will be Salo Maestas, Patrick Castillo and Gilly Garcia. Sign Lano's online register book at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen, NM.
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MARQUEZ -- Karin Ann Marquez, 40, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died suddenly Friday, September 19, 2008. She is survived by her husband Alexander Marquez; daughters Krystal, Kaitlyn, and Krystina; sister Kimberlin Poe and husband Sam; nephew Daniel Winsor; her mother Shirley DeGuio and her father David Newlander. She was a loving mother and will be missed by all who knew her. Cremation has taken place. Aspen Funeral Alternatives 1935 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87112 (505) 323-9000 www.aspenfuneral.com
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MCCLAIN -- Sharon McClain, born July 18, 1943, joined the angels on September 18, 2008. Sharon lived in the Albuquerque area for over 35 years and was the owner of Chevelle's - A Skin Care Studio & Day Spa for more than 20 years. Sharon loved people and Wally. She enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. Sharon will be greatly missed by all her loved ones - Family, Friends and Clients. If you wish to send condolences, please send them to CHEVNM@GMAIL.com. In lieu of flowers, please support an animal charity of your choice. The family wishes to thank the many wonderful people who held Sharon in their hearts and prayers. Bless You All.
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MEINTZER -- Edna Wells Meintzer, age 85, a resident of Albuquerque, NM and recently of Jarales, NM, passed away on Tuesday, September 23, 2008. She was a dedicated member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Los Lunas and Albuquerque, NM. Edna retired from the Albuquerque Public Schools after 27 years of devoted service. She was always a loving and helpful mother and grandmother who cherished her family and friends and will be deeply missed by all. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank David Meintzer of Albuquerque; mother, Grace (Sweat) Wells; father, Roland Wells and two sisters, Frances Wilson and Dolores Barrs all of Georgia. Edna is survived by her son, Arthur D. Meintzer of Albuquerque; son, Eddie R. Meintzer and wife, Diana of Los Lunas; daughter, Grace M. Jaramillo and husband, Jerry of Jarales; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Services were held on Friday, September 26, 2008 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, in Los Lunas with Pastor Rodel Liwanag officiating. Sign Edna's online register book at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen, NM.
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MOTT -- Louise Park Hendrix Mott, age 85, died Thursday, September 25, 2008 at her home in Albuquerque. She was born November 5, 1922 at home in Idabel, OK to Joe and Esther Hendrix. Louise graduated from Idabel Gray High school and Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, OK in 1944. She worked for several years at the Naval Ammunition Depot in McAlester, OK. She then moved to Albuquerque where she had a civil service job at Sandia Base. In 1965 she flew to Izmir, Turkey where she married Lt. Col. Maurice Kent Mott who was serving in the Air Force. They lived there around two years, being transferred to Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, IL, then moving to Selfridge Air Force Base in Michigan. When Maurice retired from the Air Force, they returned to Albuquerque. Louise was a member of the Central United Methodist Church. During her spare time she loved to play golf and music on her organ at home. She is survived by her twin sister, Eloise Poston of Clarinda, IA and two other sisters, Mary Nash and husband, Norman of Alexandria, VA and Emilie Fulton and husband, Tom of Sugar Land, TX. She is also survived by numerous loving nieces and nephews and her husband's brother and sisters; friends Jo Balthrop, Sue and Jess Karler and long time friend of over 50 years, Betty Hess. Special thanks is given to her devoted caregivers, Kathryn Caldwell, Lisa Ford and Leah Hanrahan. She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband of 36 years; and a brother-in-law, Bill Poston. Visitation will begin at 11:30 a.m. with Funeral Service starting at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, with Burial to follow at 3:00 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Should friends and family desire memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500 www.frenchmortuary.com
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MUMFORD -- Gordon Wilson Mumford, long time resident of Albuquerque, went to be with his Lord and Savior September 26, 2008 with his children by his side. He is survived by his daughters, Sheridan Oxford and husband, Nick and Colleen Rue and husband, Wayne; grandchildren, Barry Oxford, Barbara Oxford, Wayne Rue, Jr. and wife, Diana; Great grandchildren, Nevin Oxford, Nicholas Oxford and Dakota Oxford; Brothers, Paul Mumford and Getty Mumford; Sister, Margaret and Sister, in Law Peggy Mumford and long time members of the family Tricia Oxford and Robb Robillard. Mr. Mumford was preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years Phyllis Mumford and his brother Carl Mumford. He will forever be remembered as a quick witted and generous man. He was a self learned man. His work as a brick layer took him all over the world building everything from schools to hospitals. He was a lifetime NRA member who loved nature and animals, especially dogs. He loved motorcycles and car racing; his favorites were NASCAR and World of Outlaws. He will be missed by all who knew him, but it gives us great comfort knowing he is in his wife's loving arms again. Cremation has taken place. A private family memorial service will be held. French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500 www.frenchmortuary.com
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NICHOLS -- Rhonda D. Nichols, 53, died September 24, 2008. She was born in Coffeyville, KS October 8, 1954 and was a resident of Albuquerque since 1984. She had been a manager for Indian Health Services at Blue Cross of New Mexico for over 10 years before retiring for health reasons. She was preceded in death by her father and stepfather. Rhonda is survived by her son, Adam Nichols and his wife, Nichol of Albuquerque, NM, her husband, Daniel also of Albuquerque and her mother, two sisters and a brother. The family is having a viewing until 1:00 p.m. on Monday September 29 at Riverside Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held Tuesday September 30 at 10:00 a.m. at Riverside Funeral Home. Miltary interment will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. A wake will occur later on Tuesday at the family home at 6:00 p.m. on 6713 Beck Dr NE. Arrangements by Riverside Funeral Home 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE 764-9663.
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PACHECO -- Martha G. Pacheco, 95, a resident of Albuquerque passed away September 23, 2008. Mrs. Pacheco is survived by her children, Jennie Martinez, Lorenza Archibeque and husband, Joe, Florence Cordova and husband, Carlos, Luciano Pacheco and wife, Marie; 18 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Pacheco was preceded in death by her husband, Hipolito; a son, Raymond Gonzales; a daughter, Patsy Gonzales. Visitation will by Sunday, September 28, 2008 from 2:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel, with a Rosary to be recited at 3:00 p.m. by Martha Herrera. Final visitation will be Monday from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 562 Atrisco SW, with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. by a Franciscan Friar. Committal Service will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Pallbearers will be Carlos Cordova Jr., Hipolito Cordova, Luciano Pacheco Jr., Joe Archibeque Jr., Raymond Gallegos Jr., and Dennis Vigil Jr. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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PARKINS -- Lt. Todd Barry Parkins, 38, resident of Sandia Park passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2008. He is survived by his wife, Susan Parkins; sons, Owen and Austin; father, Barry Parkins and wife, Roxanne; mother, Kimberly Clifton and husband, Marty; brothers, Daniel Parkins and wife, Kelly and Josh Parkins and wife, Jennifer; and three nephews and one niece. Todd was born in Shreveport, LA and raised in Palos Verdes, CA. He loved horses and the outdoors and was a Grand National World Champion horseback rider. Todd was a graduate of Baylor University. Following in many family member's footsteps, he started his career with the Albuquerque Police Department and worked his way to becoming a lieutenant in the Traffic Unit. Todd was a follower of Jesus Christ and a member of Mountain Christian Church. The most important aspect of Todd's life was his wife and two sons. He spent his leisure time camping and fly fishing with his family. He will be dearly missed by all who loved him. Services will be held Saturday, September 27, 2008, 10:00 a.m. at Hoffmantown Church, 8888 Harper Dr. NE. Friends may visit Friday, September 26, 2008, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, University Chapel. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Contributions may be made to the Bank of Albuquerque in Lt. Parkin's name. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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PARUTA -- Jaunita R. Paruta, 93, went to the Lord on Tuesday, September 23, 2008. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Joseph and her daughter, Betty. Jaunita was born in Winfield, KS to Mary Olive and Elbridge Williams. She was the youngest of eight children. The Paruta's moved to Albuquerque in 1949. For nearly 20 years, Jaunita was a cashier for Barber's Supermarket and later Foodway Stores. She then became a military cashier at Kirtland for nine years. Jaunita enjoyed reading, sewing clothes for herself and her daughter, quilting, crocheting, traveling and going to craft shows with her daughter. She loved her family very much and will be greatly missed. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church and a member of the Women's Guild. The family wishes to thank friends, Compassion Plus Home Care (Laura, Lucy and Kim), and Odyssey Hospice for their kindness and support. A Rosary will be recited on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 4:00 p.m., at French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. Mass will be held Monday, September 29, 2008, 10:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Fatima, 4020 Lomas Blvd. NE. Burial to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500 www.frenchmortuary.com
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PATTERSON -- Christine Tryens Patterson, 57, passed away on September 21, 2008 after a lifelong fight against the effects of rheumatoid arthritis. Chris was born in Wilmington, DE and spent her childhood there. She graduated from Ursuline Academy and Brandywine College. She moved to Albuquerque in 1977. Chris is survived by her son, Daniel Tryens and his wife, Mandy; and her former husband and dear friend, Bill Tryens of Albuquerque. She is also survived by her siblings, Mary Fitzpatrick, Kathy King, John Szabo, Joanne Corrao and Beth Sheehy and their families. She was predeceased by her husband, Steven Patterson; her parents, Stephen and Frances Szabo; her brother, Jerry Szabo; and her nephew, Michael Sheehy. Chris' family would like to thank the staff at Princeton Place Nursing Home for the kind and loving care they provided for the past three years. A Memorial Service will be held at Aspen Funeral Alternatives, 1935 Juan Tabo NE on Thursday, October 2, 2008 at 2:00 p.m.
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POLITO -- Eugene (Gene) R. Polito, 79, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 24, 2008. Gene was born in Pittsburgh, PA, on September 7, 1929, and relocated to Albuquerque, NM in 1960. Gene proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a cancer and stroke survivor, as well a number of other illnesses over the past 13 years that could have taken his life, but the Lord saw fit to leave him with us until now. Gene was a life long Pittsburgh Steeler fan, and never turned down an opportunity to visit the nickel slot machines, or snack on his favorite dessert! He retired from Sandia National Laboratories, and was a long time member of Elks Lodge #461, as well as John XXIII Catholic Community. His mother, Antionette; his father, Joseph; his brother, Anthony; his sister, Dolores; and his brother, Joseph preceded Gene in death. Phyllis, his wife of 54 years; his son, Gene and daughter-in-law Joan, of Albuquerque; his daughter, Lisa and son-in-law Rick of Las Vegas, NV; his son, Tony and daughter-in-law Audrey, of Atlanta, GA; and his son, Andy and daughter-in-law Kelli and grandsons Joey and Dominic, of Seattle, WA; as well as a large extended family in Pennsylvania and Albuquerque survive Gene. A Rosary will be held on Sunday, September 28, 2008 at 7:30 p.m., at John XXIII Catholic Community, 4831 Tramway Ridge Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM. Funeral Mass will be held Monday, September 29, 2008 at John XXIII Catholic Community at 11:00 a.m. Pall bearers will be Gary Schroeder, Mike Schroeder, Steve Schroeder, Greg Schroeder, Niel Pezzillo, and Tom Ortega. Gene was blessed to be surrounded by family who loved him, and he will be deeply missed. Gene's desire was that his remains be cremated. His ashes will be placed in the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation in Gene's name be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association, NM Affiliate. Those who wish to send condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com Funeral services have been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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SANCHEZ -- George Sanchez, 85, a long-time Navigator staff member, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, September 24, 2008. He was predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Florine. George is survived by his children, Sandra Sanchez of Albuquerque, Tom Sanchez and his wife, Brenda of Austin, TX, Steve Sanchez and his wife, Nancy of Salem, OR; grandchildren, Christopher and Anthony Guber, Sherine (Sanchez) and her husband, Ricky Archambaud, Rebecca (Sanchez) and her husband Johann Jareno; and great-granchildren, Andre Archambaud and Benjamin Jareno. Life Celebration Service will be Friday, October 10, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Calvary Chapel Albuquerque. Online condolences: Reflectionofllife.com. The Salazar family of REFLECTIONS Funerals & Life Celebrations 2400 Washington Street NE 884-5777
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SCHAEFER -- Judith Rae Schaefer "Judi" Judi was born on 8-25-1948 in Riverton, Wyoming, and passed on 9-27-2008. She was a launch director for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta for more than 15 years. Judi worked in the Workers' Compensation field for over 35 years where she developed many lasting friendships. Judi loved to spend time with her grandchildren and was especially supportive at their little league games where she was a constant fixture. Survived by her daughter, Lisa Hertrich and husband, Robert of Albuquerque, along with her four grandchildren, Taryn, Gavin, Grayson and Ashtyn, who were the absolute light of her life. Also survived by two brothers, Bill and Dennis and one sister, Gayle. Special friends include Jim & Joan Jordan, Kathy Robertson, Debbie & Lynn Ebbeson and Scott Esposito. Memorial Services to be held at Faith Lutheran Church, 10000 Spain, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111, Saturday, October 4, 2008. Services at 11:00 a.m. with a reception to follow.
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STURGESS -- Beverly M. Sturgess, 71, a longtime resident of Albuquerque, died Sept 25, 2008. Mrs. Sturgess is survived by her sons, Chris Sturgess and wife, Stacy Scott-Sturgess and Tim Sturgess and wife, Michelle Sturgess; grandchildren, Christopher, Jonathan, Jeremy, Emily, Lucas and Caty. She is also survived by her sister, Betty Hallerberg and husband, Bill and brother, Jim Whitehead and wife, Nancy. She was preceded in death by her husband William Sturgess. Beverly was a longtime member of Los Altos Christian Church where she was active in the choir and was the organist at one time. She was also an active member of PEO and Church Women United. Mrs. Sturgess was also an organist at various churches around Albuquerque. A Memorial service will be held Saturday, October 4, 2008, 2:00 p.m., at Los Altos Christian Church 11900 Haines NE. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Los Altos Christian Church or the New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation 4901 Lange Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM 97109 or the charity of your choice. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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TATUM -- Dr. Burl C. Tatum, 81, a long time resident of Albuquerque, died Friday, September 26, 2008. Dr. Tatum is survived by his children, Johnnie Kelley of Benbrook, TX, Dr. Troy Tatum and wife, Judy of Port Orange, FL; two step-children, Janet Abdinor and Rodney Yoak; four grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; one sister, Mary Terry and two brothers, Wayne and Doyle Tatum. He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlene; daughter Linda Carpenter and great grandson, Steven Carpenter. Burl served his country in the US Army Air Corps during WW II. He was a member of Highland Baptist Church and was an officer with the Albuquerque Police Department for eight years. After graduating from Palmer Chiropractic College, he practiced chiropractic in Albuquerque for 25 years. Burl was a member of Sandia Mountain Blue Lodge #72, Lodge of Research, LaMesa Court Order of Amaranth, and the Order of the Eastern Star Ada Chapter #5. Services will be Tuesday, September 30, 2008, at 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd Chapel. Friends may visit Monday, September 29, 2008 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Vista Care Hospice, 601 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Albuquerque, NM 87102. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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THOMSON -- Dorothy Mae Thomson passed from this life on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 after a very long battle with cancer, during which time she was attended by many kind and loving people from Hospice of the Sandias. She was born in New Brunswick, Canada on February 5, 1921 to Albert Dwight and Clara (Belyea) Smith. She was preceded in death by John W. Thomson, her husband and best friend for 57 years; and three sisters and two brothers. She is survived by her daughters, Billie Claire Lovato and husband, Louie W. Lovato and Luella Jane Lingamfelter and husband, Christian. Surviving grandchildren are John Mark Lovato and wife, Rebecca and great-granddaughter, Rachael Miriam Lovato, Jessica Dorthea Morning and husband, Francis, Daniel Lingamfelter and wife, Sarah, and Heidi J. Lingamfelter. Also, she has one surviving brother, Arthur W. Smith of Bangor, ME and several nieces and nephews, as well as many loving neighbors and friends. She married John during WWII and together they were stationed in many places in the United States as well as in Japan and Okinawa. After John retired from the Air Force they fell in love with Albuquerque and lived here for 41 years. Dorothy was an artist and was active in many organizations during her life. A few among those activities were: The Gray Ladies, Officers' Wives' Club, Pen Women, Nor Este Art League, Assistance League of Albuquerque, First Presbyterian Church as a deaconess, and a member of Bible Study Fellowship. She loved serving her family and others and most importantly she loved her Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. Private Graveside Services will be held at Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400 www.frenchmortuary.com
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WALKER -- Patricia Walker, 72, a homemaker who cherished spending time with her family, died Sunday, September 21, 2008 in her home in Albuquerque. Patricia is survived by her husband of 55 years, Kenneth; son, Kenneth; seven daughters, Patricia Walker-Geoghegan, Judith Hosmer, Agnes Delgado, Debra Werner, Denise Walker, Elizabeth Scanzani and Elise Walker-Tirado; a brother, John Murphy; three sisters, Irene McConville, Margaret Boyle and Audrey Olsen; 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Patricia was born in Manhattan as Patricia Murphy. She spent her summers as a child on Oakwood Beach where her family maintained a summer residence. She moved to Oakwood in 1945, and to South Beach in 1953. Patricia settled in New Mexico in 1988. She was a mother of eight children, including two sets of twin daughters, and loved spending time with her husband, Kenneth. "My mother met my dad after he returned from the Korean War," said her daughter, Patricia Walker-Geoghegan. "They were dancing at Tappen Post in Stapleton and fell in love." Mrs. Walker enjoyed ballroom dancing, swimming, playing Scrabble, reading mystery novels, and listening to music. Cremation has occurred, and a private Memorial Service was held. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services. 2919 4th St, NW, ABQ, 87107. 343-8008.
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WELSH -- Dr. Clinton Francis Welsh of Las Cruces died of a sudden heart attack on September 13, 2008. He was born February 28, 1948, in East Orange, NJ, to Alvin F. and Mary McAnaw Welsh. Clint attended Ripon College and Drew University before serving in the US Army in Korea during the Vietnam era. He completed his undergraduate studies at New Mexico State University and received his MD from the University of New Mexico. He did his Plastic and Reconstructive surgery residency at the University of Missouri-Columbia and began his private practice in Las Cruces in 1991. He dedicated that practice to improving the quality of life for each and every patient, going beyond the call of duty in terms of providing medical care and reconstructive surgery for cancer patients and others who knew they could always depend on him and his excellent care. Our community will long remember and forever miss not only Clint's exceptional skill and expertise, but also the human touch he brought to the practice of medicine. Clint was a devoted husband, father, and friend, willing to share his natural guidance and wisdom with all who asked. He was a voracious reader, with a dry wit that he used to educate and entertain. He collected antique scientific instruments, especially microscopes, an interest that he developed as a young child. As a teenager, Clint turned his talents and fine motor skills to modifying lawn mower engines, working as an auto mechanic and doing body repair work on Formula 1 race cars. Later, he collected and rebuilt vintage motorcycles and was a stalwart participant on the AHRMA motorcycle racing circuit. His participation in the sport he loved was unconnected to his death. Most recently he was working on his new home and "taj garage". He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Robin Willson Welsh; a son, Clinton Ryan Welsh; a daughter, Madeleine Martha Welsh; two sisters, Mary Celia Welsh and Martha Ann Welsh; a brother-in-law Gordon E. Dehler; two sisters-in-law, Lark Willson and Jaye Willson; a father-in-law, Frank Willson; and his most able assistant, Romi his dog. He is preceded in death by his parents. A memorial reception will be held at 5664 Georgia O' Keefe Road, at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17, 2008. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his memory to New Mexico State University President's Associates Scholarship Fund. Clint's time on earth was far too brief. His legacy will live on in the lives of all he touched. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of La Paz-Graham's Funeral Home 555 West Amador Las Cruces New Mexico 88805. To send condolences go to www.lapaz-graham.com
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WILLIAMS -- Loyd M. Williams, 93, of Moriarty, NM passed away on September 25, 2008 in Albuquerque, NM with his loving family beside him. Loyd was born on August 4, 1915 to John Boles and Maggie May (Cullers) Williams in Moriarty, NM. Loyd married Johnny Lee Pierce on December 26, 1935 in Albuquerque, NM. Loyd was preceded in death by his parents; wife Johnny Lee; grandson, Jeff McNabb; brothers, Roy Williams; Joe Williams; and sister, Dorothy Winn. He is survived by sons, Larry Williams of Moriarty, NM; Gary Williams and wife Vickie of Moriarty, NM; daughters, Mona Jo Harris and husband Joe of Moriarty, NM; Sandra Jean Rosenbaum and husband Larry of Aztec, NM; Linda May Fischer and husband Jim of Moriarty, NM; Debbie Lynn Williams of Edgewood, NM; brother, Dan Williams; sister, Virginia O'Neil; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren. A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at the Moriarty Civic Center in Moriarty, NM at 1:00 p.m. Loyd's grandson Glenn Rosenbaum will be officiating. Interment will follow at the Mountain View Cemetery in Moriarty, NM. Pallbearers will be Glenn Rosenbaum, Jim Fischer, John Fischer, Rick McNabb, Mark Williams and Chris Fischer. Arrangements entrusted to Harris-Hanlon Mortuary "Our Family Serving Your Family" (505) 832-6130 www.Harris-HanlonMortuary.com
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