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BAYNE -- William Bayne, February 10, 1929 - November 26, 2008. William "Bill" Bayne, a resident of Albuquerque for the last 34 years, went to "Meet his Maker" peacefully at home on November 26, 2008 after a long illness. His wife and daughter had been with him constantly for his last ten days. Bill was born on February 10, 1929 in Boston, MA. He was the son of the late William Bayne and Margaret Magill Bayne of Dedham, MA and Brookville, NY. He graduated from St. George's School in Newport, RI. and attended Yale University. In 1952 he married Martha "Pat" Gibb of Glen Head, NY. He and his wife moved to Charleston, SC where he served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict from 1952-1954. Following his service he worked for F.S. Moseley & Co. and Bankers Trust in New York. In 1961 he and his family moved to Denver, CO where he worked for Dictaphone and Standard & Poor's. In 1968 he opened his own investment advisory firm, Performance Associates - Registered Investment Counsel. In 1972 he met and married Elizabeth (Betsy) Shellabarger. In 1973 he sold Performance Associates to First Pennsylvania Bank and with his new bride moved to Albuquerque, NM. In Albuquerque Bill was a consultant to regional brokerage firm Quinn & Co. and was a Senior Trust Officer with Albuquerque National Bank. In 1978 Bill opened Asset Management-Consultant Service, Inc. and built a very successful Registered Investment Counsel firm. In 2001 he sold Asset Management to Reliance Trust Company of Atlanta, GA. He continued to work for the firm retiring December 2005. Bill loved sports with his favorite teams being the Boston Red Sox and the Denver Broncos. He loved his dogs - especially dachshunds - he had a passion for his business and his clients - he truly enjoyed traveling, both for business and for pleasure. He participated in civic activities (ACI & NFIB) and was involved in local political circles. He served as the Chairman of the Ushers Guild at the Cathedral Church of St. John for many years. Preceding him in death were his sisters Patricia Bayne Harvey and Carroll Bayne Spence of New York and his nephew, Nicholas Charles Harvey of Charleston, South Carolina. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Elizabeth "Betsy" Shellabarger Bayne; his daughter Cynthia Pease Bayne of Chandler, AZ, his son William Bayne Jr. of Tucson, AZ; his sister Margaret Bayne Wall of Vero Beach, FL; and his first wife, Martha "Pat" Gibb Bayne of Denver, CO. He also leaves five nieces and nephews and nine grand-nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place and Memorial Services will be held on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 10 a.m., at the Cathedral Church of St. John, 318 Silver SW, Albuquerque, NM. Betsy would like to thank all those who have been so helpful in his recent illness; Dr. Suzanne Pinon, Hospice of New Mexico and his caregivers Judy and Brandy and of course his daughter, Cynthia. The support of friends and extended family has been limitless. Thank you! In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. George's School, Chapel Preservation Fund, P.O. 1910, Newport, RI 02840-0190; The Memorial Fund at the Cathedral Church of St John, P.O. Box 1246, Albuquerque, NM 87103; Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, Utah 94741; or any charity of your choice which benefits animals. Please visit our online guestbook for William at RememberTheirStory.com French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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FLAKE -- Mary M. Flake, 88, passed away Wednesday, December 10, 2008 in Albuquerque, NM. She was born March 31, 1920 in Yonkers, NY. She was married December 25, 1942 to William L. Flake who retired from the USMC in 1967 and preceded her in death. She is survived by two daughters, Linda Ransom and her husband Jerry of Albuquerque, NM; Marcia Uhl and her husband Lee of Blaine, TN; one son, David Flake and wife Dianna of Summerville, SC; two granddaughters, Lindsey Garcia and her husband Danny of Chaparral, NM; and Tara Ransom of Cheney, WA; one grandson, William Flake of Clemson, SC; and one great-grandson, Noah Daniel Garcia of Chaparral, NM. Mary was raised in Troy and Lagrangeville, NY, and attended the University of Maryland where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. Services will be held on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. Interment will take place Monday, January 26, 2009, at 3:00 p.m., at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The United States Marine Raider Association, 704 Cooper Court, Arlington, TX 76011-5550. Please visit our online guestbook for Mary at RememberTheirStory.com French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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GONZALES -- Gilbert A. Gonzales "Gilly", 86, a lifelong resident of Pecos and Albuquerque, went to be among the angels on Tuesday, December 9, 2008. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Ester; children, Eva Lujan of Albuquerque, Captain Anthony J. Gonzales (USN Retired) and wife, Julie of San Diego, CA, and Angeline Maldonado and husband, Kenneth of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Lisa Guevara, Luke Smith, Loyd Smith and wife, Terri , Markus Lujan, Michael Gonzales, AJ Gonzales, Adriana Maldonado, and Mia Maldonado; great-grandchild, Tessa Hernandez; sister, Mary Darr of Mission Viejo, CA; and numerous extended family and friends including Joyce Armijo, Annabell Silva, Juanita Martinez, Tanya Hernandez, Julie Duran, Pat, Tanya, Mark, and Matthew Maldonado, Theresa Giron-Garcia and John Ullom. Gilbert was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Laura E. Smith of Albuquerque; grandson, Jonathan Gonzales; and sister, Sally King of Santa Fe. Born in Pecos to Jose and Guadalupe Gonzales on June 11, 1922, Gilbert was raised in Pecos and Rowe Mesa. In 1940, he joined the CCC in Santa Fe and was stationed at Conchas Dam and then worked in Colorado and Arizona performing defense work. He joined the Navy in 1942 and proudly served during World War II with the Naval Armed Guard located in the South Pacific, Caribbean, North Atlantic, and Mediterranean Seas. After World War II, he married Ester Mondragon of Denver, CO, and worked in Albuquerque as a plumbing and paint contractor. He then joined Civil Services with Sandia Base Engineers only to return back to the Navy to bravely serve in the Korean War while on the USS Los Angeles. Once his service was completed, he returned to Albuquerque to work again with Sandia Base Engineers and paint contracting. He loved spending time with his family and friends, playing his guitar, and was an active member of the VFW Chapter 401 and DAV. In 1975, he retired to Pecos to enjoy his wife, ranch, and animals. He returned to Albuquerque in 2005 to spend his last years surrounded by his family. Gilbert was a kind and loving husband, father, and grandpa. He never met a stranger and had many friends. He was loved and will be greatly missed. The Rosary will be recited Sunday, December 14, 2008, 7:00 p.m., at Holy Family Catholic Church, 562 Atrisco Dr SW. Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated Monday, December 15, 2008, 9:00 a.m., also at Holy Family Catholic Church, with Father Gino Correa, Celebrant. Interment will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m., in Santa Fe, NM. Pallbearers will be Luke Smith, Markus Lujan, Michael Gonzales, AJ Gonzales, John Ullom, and Eddie King. Honorary Pallbearers will be Marcell Garcia, Nino Archibque and Eddie Baca. A special thank you from the Gonzales family to Presbyterian Hospice including Jane, Darlene, Dawn, Linda and Lin and to our extended family and friends for their love and support, particularly Luke Smith who lovingly cared for his Grandpa during his final days. Please visit our online guestbook for Gilbert at RememberTheirStory.com. French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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KIVITZ -- Benjamin Kivitz, died peacefully on Saturday morning, December 14. His short life was lived fully with laughter, compassion and friendship. In his fight against cancer, Ben's true character was revealed. He took on the battle with humor, strength and rarely complained. He will be truly missed and always loved. He is survived by his parents, Mike and Ellen; siblings Brooke and Mickey; grandmother Ruth Kivitz; uncles, Dr. Jonathan Kivitz and Bob McCloskey as well as numerous wonderful and loyal friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the UNM Cancer Research Center Foundation. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, December 21 at 2:00 p.m. at Sandia Preparatory Performing Arts Auditorium. 532 Osuna NE
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MARTIN -- Philip J. Martin, 73, passed away on December 11, 2008. He was born May 26, 1935 to Diana and Clarence Martin, in Gallup, NM. Philip is survived by his wife of 42 years, Dorothy Louise Martin; two children, Philip J. Martin Jr. and his wife Daphany, and Diane Martin, all of Albuquerque, NM; four grandchildren, Tyler, Larissa, Philip, and Samantha; two siblings, Jean and Tony. He was a generous husband, father, grandfather, friend, and neighbor. Philip was very devoted to his family and was loved by all who met him. He was an avid hunter, loved snow skiing, playing cards with friends, and was a member of Plumbers Local No. 412. Visitation will be Monday, December 15, 2008 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.; Rosary will follow at 7:00 p.m., at Daniels Family Funeral Services, Wyoming chapel. Mass will be held Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Assumption. Pallbearers will be Tom Romero, Ralph Solano, Tom Killingsworth, Jason Solano, David Solano, and Tyler Martin. 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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MORRIS -- Rose Ann Morris, 97, resident of Albuquerque, passed away Friday, December 12, 2008. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill" Morris. Rose Ann taught in a one room school house in Oklahoma where she and her husband also farmed. After moving to Albuquerque, they owned businesses and managed their properties. Rose Ann was a wonderful woman loved by all who knew her. Services will be held Tuesday, December 16, 2008, 2:00 p.m. at Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum Chapel at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Friends and family may visit one hour prior to the service. Should friends desire, they may make contributions to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. Please visit our online guestbook for Rose Ann at RememberTheirStory.com French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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MOYA -- Anthony F. "Tony" Moya, 66, lifelong resident of Albuquerque passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday, December 11, 2008. He is survived by his wife, Ramona; his children, Michelle and Jason Moya all of Albuquerque; two sisters, Lucy Romero of Albuquerque, and Evelyn Jaramillo of California; two brothers, Wilfred Moya and Chris Moya, both of California; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; and a very special aunt. Tony graduated from Las Cruces High School. He served his country in the United States Air Force having seen duty during the Vietnam War. Tony worked for the United States Post Office 40 years, retiring in 2007. A rosary service will be held on Monday, December 15, 2008, 6:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. Funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, December 16, 2008, 11:00 a.m., at St. Therese Little Flower Catholic Church, 300 Mildred Ave NW at 4th Street, with interment at Santa Fe National Cemetery to follow at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the UNM Cancer Research Center, 900 Camino de Salud NE, MSC 084630. Please visit our online guestbook for Anthony at RememberTheirStory.com. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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PROCTOR -- Floyd Earl Proctor, was born in Corona, NM on August 2, 1936 to Floyd and Loretta Proctor. He was the first of eight children. Growing up on the family ranch in Corona he epitomized the role of big brother to Bo, Dee, Sissy, Radna, Veda, Sandy and Alma. In 1956 he ventured to Farmington, NM seeking his fortune in the developing oil and gas industries. Floyd Earl soon became a skilled welder. With hopes of returning to ranch life his inherent work ethic and dedication to quality served him well and he was quickly accepted into the industry. While in Farmington he met and married Gwendell Jones. The couple began a family with the birth of their first three children: Veronica, Fred and Meridee. After five years with El Paso Natural Gas Co. the lure of the range drove him to purchase a small farm in southern Missouri. Ranch life in New Mexico had not prepared Floyd Earl for farming in the Midwest, Soon he was compelled to enter the work force again, but not before a fourth child, Martha was born. Floyd was attracted to the industrialized area of Northwestern Indiana, just outside of Chicago. Floyd Earl's never changing charisma and western flair overtook all that he met. It's safe to say that while in Indiana, Yankees learned to speak fluent New Mexican dialect while Floyd Earl never wore bell bottom britches. In Indiana the fifth of Floyd Earl's first five children, Tracie was born. After 13 years the call of home and open skies were to overwhelming so Floyd Earl move his family back to New Mexico. First settling in Albuquerque area then returning to Farmington as a welder. In the mid 1980's Floyd Earl returned to Corona and the family ranch helping to care for his father and ranching. In the early 1990's he resumed welding and pipeline, this time in the Permian basin, living in Eunice, NM. While living in the Southern part of the state, he reacquainted himself with Peggy Bussey from the Corona area. Floyd Earl and Peggy were married on September 5th, 1998, and soon made their home in Corona, NM. This union doubled the size of Floyd Earl's family, a true source of pride in his life. As the years, miles and rigors of life began to overtake Floyd Earl, he and Peggy relocated to Artesia, NM. Floyd Earl passed away from this world on December 13, 2008. Floyd Earl is preceded in death by his father Dee Floyd Proctor and brother Dee Proctor. He is survived by his wife Peggy, mother; Loretta, Sons; Jimmy, Fred and Chad, Daughters; Veronica, Denise, Meridee, Martha, Sam, Tracie, Edna, 27 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren. His brothers Bo and Sandy, Sisters; Sissy, Radna, Veda, and Alma, numerous nieces and nephews, and a world of friends. Pallbearers will be Todd Proctor, Tim Proctor, Jimmy Maxwell, Clint Leary Sultemeier, Melvin Sultemeier and Anthony Gallegos. Honorary Pallbearers will be all those, whose heart was branded by Floyd Earl. Floyd Earl is in the care of Harris & Hanlon in Moriarty. Floyd Earl will be laid to rest at the Proctor Family Cemetery in Corona, NM on December 15, at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, Donations can be made to Corona's Buyers Club and Corona FFA. Harris-Hanlon Mortuary "Our Family Serving Your Family" (505) 832-6130 www.Harris-HanlonMortuary.com
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PURR -- Elizabeth M. Purr, 76 of Hamilton passed away December 12, 2008 after a series of unfortunate illnesses. This truly unique woman was a big sports fan and especially enjoyed watching hockey, football and NASCAR. She loved difficult crossword puzzles and was fascinated with the study of UFOs. Betty was born in Ogdensburg NY on June 26, 1932, and has resided in Hamilton for almost 50 years. She was a retired Administrative Assistant with the State of New Jersey Dept. of Health and was a member of the St. Raphael's Church. Preceded in death by her parents Francis S. and Mary E. Murray Measaw, her husband Adam Purr Jr, and son Dr. Ron Purr, Betty is survived by her daughter Kathy Purr Newlon and son-in-law Evan Newlon of Albuquerque N.M., her daughter-in-law Teri Purr of Columbus OH, a sister and brother-in-law Pat and Bruce Barr of Bradenton FL and several nieces and nephews. Betty will be especially missed by her special friends Glenn Maslowski and Jean Fell. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. from the Kingston & Kemp Funeral Home 260 White Horse Ave. in Hamilton. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the St. Raphael Church 3500 S. Broad St. in Hamilton. Cremation services will follow at the Ewing Crematory, and burial will be held Wednesday in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and wake services will be held. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Mercer County Wildlife Center, Rt. 29 P.O. Box 161 Titusville NJ 08560 in memory of Betty Purr. Mom, our hearts are breaking at the thought of not sharing your company, but are rejoicing in the belief that you are home and reunited with Dad and Ronnie. We love you so very much.
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SCHLEY -- Deidre L Schley, of Corrales, NM, passed away peacefully in her home on Thursday, December 11, 2008, after a courageous and inspiring two year battle with cancer. Dee was a wonderful wife, mother, daughter and sister. Words are not adequate enough to commemorate her time with us on this earth. She will be deeply missed by those whose lives she touched. Dee was preceded in death by her father, Joe Stewart, Jr. and her brother, Joseph Lance Stewart. She is survived by her husband, Robert Schley; her son, Andrew; her mother, Juanita Stewart; her two sisters and their husbands, Natalie and Gary Wynne, Stasia and Kurt Pavlich; her brother and his wife, Christopher and Sabrina Stewart; and her two nephews Ryan McKibben and Isaac Stewart. In lieu of flowers, Donations may be made to R. B. Thieme, Jr., Bible Ministries, P.O. Box 460829, Houston, TX 77056-8829.
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