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ALLRED -- Patricia "Patty" Allred, went to be with her Lord January 30, 2009. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Oliver Allred; her mother Carol Peffer; her daughter, Julie Allred Coonrod and husband Paul and her son Joe Allred and wife Rosie; grandchildren Alyssa and Jessica Coonrod, Sophia and Sam Allred; sisters, Marie Douberly and husband John, Sandra Curtis and husband Tom and many other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her daddy Ted Peffer. Patty had an English/Spanish degree from Baylor University and a Masters Degree in English Literature from the Univ of New Mexico. Mrs. Allred was an English Teacher for 34 years in the Albuquerque Public Schools including 17 years at Highland High School. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church for over 50 years where she taught Sunday school. Patty enjoyed playing Bridge with her dear friends, loved to visit with people and never met a stranger. A service will be held Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., February 3, 2009 at First Baptist Church at Broadway & Central with burial to follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Monday, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., February 2, 2009. Memorial contributions may be made to Noon Day Ministry, 101 Broadway Blvd. NE, 87125. Please visit our online guestbook for Patty at RememberTheirStory.com. French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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AZAR -- Jemil (Jim) Azar, 88, passed away Saturday, January 31, 2009 at his home in Albuquerque after a long illness. Born in Raton, NM on July 7, 1920 he had a long and productive life which is attributed to his love of life, family and positive attitude. After serving in the United States Navy in WWII, he was proprietor of Azar Mercantile Co. in Clayton, NM. In 1948 he moved to Albuquerque and became a successful commercial realtor. One of his lifetime passions was duplicate bridge and he achieved the status of Life Master. Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Susan; his children, Terri Ann, Sheryl and partner, Barbara, and Jemil and wife, Gail; grandchildren, Ashlynn, Zachary, Dustin, Whitney, Shanna, Darcy; many great-grandchildren; his brothers, Joe Azar and wife, Virginia and Frank Azar and wife, Helen; and many friends. Jim was preceded in death by his sons, Richard and Larry Azar; and his parents Joseph and Adele Azar. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Rosary will be held at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, Thursday, February 5, 2009, 6:30 p.m. followed by a Memorial Service at 7:00 p.m. Private interment of cremated remains will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook for Jim at RememberTheirStory.com French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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BUDICK -- Lee Budick was born on April 1, 1985 and passed away January 27, 2009. At this time, no services are arranged. Arrangement in care of: RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo NE 764-9663
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CARRASCO -- Ambrosio Carrasco Sr. 1901 - December 3, 1997 12 Year Anniversary Daddy and Grandpa, You left us with peaceful memories Your love is still our guide Though we cannot see you, you are always at our side. Until We Meet Again, Dad and Grandpa, We Miss You and We Love You! Daughter, Tita Brown and grandchildren, Linda, Barbara, Adam, Feliz, and David Jr.
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CHAVEZ -- Pete H. Chavez. The Lord prepared a place for Pete H. Chavez on January 30, 2009 as he slept peacefully. Pete was born January 28, 1918, he lived a full life with his five children, Pete Chavez of Missouri, Nancy and husband Jerry Palladino of Albuquerque, NM, Minnie and husband Forrest Mims of Seguin, TX, Manuel Chavez of Santa Fe, NM and Jimmy Chavez of Pojoaque, NM. Pete was born in Hondo, NM and is preceded in death by parents, Tonita and Esequiel Chavez; brothers, Serafino Chavez, Esequiel Chavez, and sister Viola Chavez. He served as a guard in the Citizens Conservation Corp during the war and was a cement finisher by trade. He had been retired for over 30 years. Pete was a Dad, a Grandpa, a Great-Grandpa, a Great-Great-Grandpa, and friend to all. He was loved by his five children; ten grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and his many family members. He spent his last days at Camino Assisted Living in Albuquerque where his extended family loved and cared for him unconditionally and for which his family is eternally grateful. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, February 5, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. at First Spanish/Fruit Avenue Baptist Church, at 812 Fruit Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM. In lieu of flowers, your kind donations to Camino Assisted Living, 12101 Lomas Blvd NE. Albuquerque, NM 87112, in Pete H. Chavez' name would be appreciated. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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CHURCH -- Warren L. "Red" Church, Sr., 82, a life-long resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2009. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Dolores A. Church; three children, eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by Warren Church Jr. He served in the US Navy as a submariner during WWII from 1943-1945 and the Korean Conflict from January 1951 to May 1952. Warren was a former State Deputy of the Knights of Columbus. He retired in 1980 as the Director of the printing plant for the Defense Nuclear Agency on KAFB after 36 years of service. He had been a member of Holy Ghost Parish since 1954. Rosary will be held Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Lomas Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd., NE. Mass of the Resurrection will be Thursday, February 5, 2009, 10:00 a.m. at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 833 Arizona, SE. Interment will follow at 3:00 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Patrick Klaurens, Eric Klaurens, JT Church, Jason Church, Jimmy Church, George Gamble and Bruno Navalesi. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Right to Life, Birth Right, St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Holy Ghost School, or your favorite charity. Please visit our online guestbook for "Red" at RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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CLOCK -- Edna R. Clock, 91, resident of Albuquerque, passed away Saturday, January 31, 2009. She is survived by her sons, Donald G. Clock of Albuquerque, and Thomas A. Clock of Pikeville, TN; sisters, Ruby DeCosta of Prospect, CT, and Dorothy Myers of Sandy Hook, CT; brothers, Ernest Russell of Bethany, CT, and Sidney Russell of Zephyr Hills, FL; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Clock. Edna was born October 21, 1917 in Bethany, CT on the family farm. One of 12 children, she later married Ronald in 1938 and they were married for 62 years until his passing in 2000. She then moved to Albuquerque to live near Don. She was a loving wife and mother and will be dearly missed. Cremation has taken place in Albuquerque and private scattering of cremated remains is to follow in New Haven, Connecticut. Please visit our online guestbook for Edna at RememberTheirStory.com French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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CORDOVA -- Filias (Phyllis) Cordova, 83, a resident of Albuquerque passed away on February 1, 2009. Mrs. Cordova is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Mr. Wilfrido Cordova; her children, Theresa Cardenas and husband, Trini, Willie Cordova Jr. and wife, Barbara, Lorraine Torrez and Carol Perea de Leon and husband, Mr. de Leon; four sisters, Doris Alderette, Betty Parra and husband, Charlie, Connie Chavez and husband, Joe, and Dorothy Blea and husband, Victor; three brothers, Henry Armijo, Jim Armijo and wife, Griselda, and Joe Armijo; sister-in-law, Esther Armijo; six grandchildren, Antoinette, Jeffrey, Joseph, Annette, Angel and Jacob; ten great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mrs. Cordova was preceded in death by her grandson, Maurice Cardenas. Mrs. Cordova was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church, and a member of the American Legion Post 13. Visitation will be Thursday, February 5, 2009 from 8:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church, 1400 Arenal Rd. SW, with a Rosary to be recited at 8:30 a.m. by Sister Mary Ann Berrett. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 9:00 a.m. at the Church, Father John Tourangeau, presider. Interment will follow at San Jose de Armijo Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jeffrey Cordova, Jacob Cardenas, Todd Johnson, Ozz Snoddy, Rudy Rael and Anthony Blea. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Armijo Jr., Jerry Rael and Joseph and Torrez. Arrangments by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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COYNE -- Michael A. Coyne, 82, passed away peacefully at his home in Albuquerque, Sunday, February 1, 2009. He was a resident of Albuquerque since 1971. He was born on May 14, 1926 in Manhattan, New York City to Phillip and Anna Coyne. He came from large family and was proud of his Irish ancestry. He served in the Army in World War II, 1941 thru 1946. After his discharge from the Army, he went to work as an electrician for the Waldorf Astoria Hotel for 1 year in New York. After which he joined the U.S.A.F. and retired after 21 years as a Senior Master Sergeant in 1968. He then worked for University of Dayton in Research Institute and Rockdyne-Boving at Kirkland A.F.B. until retirement in 1990. His hobbies were researching in genealogy, reading and past time visiting with friends at the V.F.W., American Legion Posts and the German-Irish Club where he was a member. He was very proud of serving in the U.S. Military. In the military his specialty was P.M.E.L. and electronics. Michael was stationed at five different bases including a year's duty in Thailand during the Vietnam War. He is survived by his wife, Marietta, of 53 years; his daughter, Kathleen Navarrette and husband, Ken of Cochiti Lake; his son, Michael John Coyne and wife, Donna, of Amarillo, TX; his son, Daniel Coyne and wife, Sue, of Jamestown, ND; eight grandchildren, Dawn Stadford and husband, Orion, Matthew Edwards of Albuquerque, Stephen Coyne, Kelli Coyne, Tony Snell and wife, Shannel, Holly and Cody Masterson of Amarillo, TX and Lyndsay Bennett of North Dakota; and four great-grandchildren, Baylei, Terrance, Kamran and Jaden. He was a loving, compassionate and caring husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend. He will be greatly missed. A Rosary will be recited on Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 6:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, February 5, 2009, 11:30 a.m., at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, 5311 Phoenix Ave. NE. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery, 2:30 p.m. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel on Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 5:00 p.m until the Rosary. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul, 714 4th Street S.W., 87102 Please visit our online guestbook for Michael at RememberTheirStory.com French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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FORTMAN -- Joan Fortman, 82, a resident of Albuquerque since 1957, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by friends and family, Saturday, January 31, 2009. She is survived by her son, Stephen David Scheerer; daughter, Elizabeth Ann Toth; granddaughter, Lavendar Toth; step-daughter, Theresa Gross of Washington; step-grandchildren Gary Rambo, Dr. Deborah Sinn, David W. Barber, Tanya K. Larson, and Thomas K. Barber. Mrs. Fortman was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Fortman. Joan was a member of the Eastern Star and Central United Methodist Church. Memorial Services are pending. Please visit our online guestbook for Mrs. Fortman at RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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GARCIA -- Rose Garcia, age 82, was born July 28, 1926 in Marquez, NM. She passed away January 31, 2009 in Albuquerque. Rose was preceded in death by her husband, Delfinio; her daughter, Delfinia; her son, Michael and his wife Yvette and their daughter Chelsea; her grandson, Miquel and her son-in-law, Juan Garcia. She is survived by her children, Yolanda, Randy and his wife Yvonne, Desi, Dorothy, Leonard and his wife Debbie; her stepmother, Maria Marquez; three brothers, Jesus and his wife Mary, Reynaldo and his wife Trinnie and Steve; three sisters, Dora Lovato, Annie Gonzales and Mary Pruitt; two sisters-in-law, Felia Garcia and Jennie Garcia; one brother-in-law, Benny Cordova; 16 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, as well as many other family members and friends who loved and will miss her. Rose was a Harvey Girl at the Alvarado Hotel, serving the troop trains. She was married in August 1944 and bid farewell to her husband for the first time as he was sent to Japan towards the end of WWII. Rose was an incredible mother and an excellent cook, teaching all of her children her culinary skills. She retired from Lovelace Medical Center and was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Services will be held at St. Joseph's on the Rio Grande Catholic Church, 4000 St Joseph PL. NW, on Wednesday, February 4, 2009. A Rosary will be recited at 8:00 a.m., with the Mass of Christian Burial being celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 1900 Edith NE. Pallbearers will be John Garcia, Randy Mark Garcia, Desi Garcia Jr., Angel Gomez, Lorena Martinez and Justin Garcia. Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Garcia, Ann Dee Gonzales, Timothy Garcia, Lauren Garcia, Jacqueline Garcia, Cassandra Martinez, Tatianna Garcia and Evone Garcia. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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GILL -- Rene Yvette Gill died January 25, 2009, in Dallas, Texas, from heart disease complicated by chronic health conditions. She was born April 18, 1925 in Beaumont-les-Autels, France. She met her future husband, Tony Gill, in Paris after WW II, in which he served as a bomber pilot. Rene came to America in 1947, and they married on May 3, 1947, in Shelburn, Indiana. After their wedding, Tony rejoined the military and they moved frequently over the next decades, as Tony was assigned to air bases in Columbus, Georgia; Paris, France; Wiesbaden, Germany; Oklahoma City; Colorado Springs; Wethersfield, England; and finally, Albuquerque, where he retired. Tony and Rene have three children and three grandsons, whom they both adored. Rene enjoyed cooking, knitting, computer games, and playing cards. For years, she and Tony loved going to horse races and traveling in their motorhome. After Tony's death in 2004, Rene continued to travel for important occasions, despite her poor health. She attended her grandsons' weddings in Virginia and Minnesota. In November, she achieved her dream of returning once again to France to visit her family there. Rene met enormous challenges with tremendous courage and determination. Friends and family will also remember her quick wit and sense of humor, especially in tough times. She is survived, and will be greatly missed, by her children: Pam Gill (and Chris Boyle) of South Beach, OR; Sandy (and Gary) White of Dallas, TX; and Phil (and Jodi) Gill of Billings, MT; and three grandsons: Rob (and Julie) Crawford III of Plymouth, MN; Michael (and Kat) Crawford of Wiesbaden, Germany; and Lt. Greg Crawford, USMC, of Kingsville, TX; and numerous French relatives. A funeral Mass is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Monday, February 9, 2009 at St. Bernadette's Catholic Church, 11401 Indian School Rd NE, with a reception afterwards. Interment for both Tony and Rene will follow at 1:00 PM at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe. The family will welcome visitors at Rene's home on Monday evening. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations in Rene's memory be made to the Humane Society of the American Lung Association.
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GOLDSTEIN -- Robert Mark, age 54, passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2009. Services will be held Wednesday, February 3, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. at the Daniel Family Funeral Services, Carlisle Chapel. Robert's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 3113 Carlisle Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87110 (505) 884-1188 Those who wish to send condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com
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GOTTLIEB -- Lenore Ann Gottlieb, 67, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend, "adopted mother", consummate teacher, lifelong Girl Scout and resident of Albuquerque since 1964, passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2009. She was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1941 and then was a resident of Fairfield, CT. She is survived by her loving husband Harold; daughters, Francine Corgan and husband Stephen and Mara Gottlieb Lopez and husband Leopold Lopez II; grandchildren, David Lopez, Megan Corgan, Alicia Lopez, Kimberly Corgan, Jennifer Corgan and Branden Lopez; sister, Sue Levy and husband Dr. Theodore Levy, and many nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews. She was known as Mrs. " G " to hundreds of students and special education students throughout APS over the course of more than thirty years in Albuquerque. Past students, who are now mothers, still remember her as a beloved teacher and friend to all who knew her. She was very dedicated to her friends and family. Lenore loved to travel, knit (all family members have an afghan) listen to Broadway show music and loved animals of all kinds. She also read mysteries by the car load but most of all she loved her family. She never missed a birthday, anniversary, graduation, holiday, or good report card. Hallmark loved her. Lenore loved to help her grandchildren with homework and watch them at sports and at play. Services will be held Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 1:00 p.m., at Temple Albert, 3800 Louisiana Blvd, NE with interment following at Fairview Cemetery. Should friends and family desire donations may be made to World Jewish Congress (W.J.C.) P.O. Box 90400, Washington, DC 20090, or the Animal Humane Association of NM, Inc. 615 Virginia SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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GURULE -- Frank B. Gurule, 88, was called home to be with the Lord, Saturday, January 31, 2009. He was preceded by his beloved wife Bertha Gurule; and a son Gerald Gurule and daughter Rebecca Gurule. He is survived by his 11 children Arnold Gurule, Eileen Johnson and husband Robert, Frank E. Gurule, Daniel Gurule, John Gurule and wife Blanca, Rosalie Salgado and husband Juan, Rick Gurule, Carol Gurule, Paul Gurule and wife Cissi, Elizabeth Gurule, David Gurule. Five brothers Abel Valdez, Henry Gurule and wife Vi, Lucio Gurule and wife Dolores, Felipe Gurule and wife Ann, Manuel Gurule and wife Sophie; 34 grandchildren; and 52 great-grandchildren; three great-great- grandchildren. Frank was a WWII Veteran who served in the U.S. Army. Frank also had memberships of D.A.V.-V.F.W - P.V.A. and also was a member of the Baptist Church. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., and a Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at the 8th Street Chapel of the Garcia Mortuary Funeral Service will be Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 10:00 a.m., at Friendship Baptist Church, with final viewing at 9:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David Gurule, Gerald Gurule, Paul Gurule Lawrence Tenorio, Rosalie Salgado, J.J.kean. Honorary Pallbearers will be Ray Sanchez and Jolyn Sanchez. Those who wish to send condolences may do so at: www.danielsfuneral.com. Services are entrusted to: Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover SW Albuquerque, New Mexico 505-243-5222
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HAMILTON -- Ada M. February 3, 1917 - June 10, 2003 On this day we cherish the memories and the ever lasting love. Because of you, we are here thanks for planting our family seed. Love ya and Happy Birthday Mom!
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HINES -- Frank Lewis Hines, an Albuquerque resident for 36 years, passed away on January 30, 2009. He was born January 6, 1927 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Esther Hines. He is survived by his wife, Dee and his children, Susan of Albuquerque, Elizabeth and her husband Seth of Bellingham, Washington, Frank and his wife Marian of Maui, Hawaii, Jackie and her husband Don of Spokane, Washington, David of Albuquerque, Kathy of Portland, Oregon, Lori and her husband Ron of Albuquerque. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren. Frank graduated from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, class of 1952. He served in the United States Air Force for 20 years and earned the Silver Star during his tour of duty in Vietnam. In 1975, he founded Hines Corporation, builders and developers. The company built many apartments, homes and offices in the Albuquerque area. His major project was Academy Office Park. A man of many interests, his hobbies included gardening, tennis, painting, and playing bridge. He retired from the building business in 1998 and spent the last 10 years traveling and being involved in philanthropy. He established the Frank and Dolores Hines Endowment Fund at the Albuquerque Community Foundation. He was especially proud of his Polish heritage and has sponsored a Polish Student to the United World College for the past 12 years. A memorial service will take place at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, Thursday, February 5, 2009, 2:00 p.m. A private interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the UNM Cancer Research Center for Melanoma research. The address is MSC 08-4630, 1 UNM, Albuquerque NM 87131 or call 505-272-2114. Please visit our online guestbook for Mr. Hines at RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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LUJAN -- Roger (Rogie) M. Lujan, joined the angels in heaven, January 24, 2009. Rogie leaves behind his loving parents, Valerie Lujan and Freddie Gonzales; his little playmates that were anxiously awaiting his arrival, Richard, Angel, Raquel, Amanda, Arianna; his grandparents, Roger Lujan and Yvonne Aragon. Rogie will always be loved and missed. Graveside Services will be conducted Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at Sandia Memory Gardens. Those who wish to send condolences may do so at, 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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MACLEOD -- Casey D. MacLeod was called home on January 30, 2009 surrounded by loving family and friends, after a courageous battle with a lengthy illness. She was loved by all who met her and tried to help everyone who was in need. She volunteered actively at Meals on Wheels, hospitals, and retirement villages, in addition to almost single-handedly ensuring that her aging grandmother received the best of care and the most loving attention for the past several years. Born January 26, 1977 in Westminster, California, she grew up in Texas and New Mexico, coming to Albuquerque in 1989. She was studying at the University of New Mexico to be an elementary school teacher, inspired by a deep concern that every child receives the very best education possible. Casey is survived by her husband Gary MacLeod; her 12-year-old daughter Trinity MacLeod, her 5-year-old son Matthew MacLeod; her devoted parents DeeDee and Jerry Brunson; her sister and brother-in-law Sharon and Ben Hughes, brothers-in-law Mark and Paul, mother-in-law Celeste MacLeod; a grandmother, two nephews, three cousins, five second cousins, three aunts and many friends. Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday February 4, 2009 at Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 8600 Academy Road NE (Academy just east of Wyoming), Albuquerque, NM 87111. (Phone number (505) 821-1993.) In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested gifts to a benefit account for the children's education which has been established at Kirtland Federal Credit Union for this purpose. The family wishes to express their gratitude for all the exceptional, extraordinary love and care given by the Medical ICU at University Hospital, not only to Casey, but also to all her family and friends. Casey will be deeply missed by all of us. She was a clear and beautiful channel of God's love to everyone she touched in the world. Aspen Funeral Alternatives 1935 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87112 (505) 323-9000
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MAHBOUB -- Michael. Our loving son and brother Michael Mahboub, age 44, has gone to be with his Maker, Our Loving Lord Jesus Christ. He entered eternal rest on Thursday, January 29, 2009. Michael had a loving spirit that was loved by all who knew him. Michael was born in Albuquerque on June 13, 1964 to the late Mike Mahboub and the Elder Mable Lopez. Michael enjoyed being around his family, but the most obvious love of his life is his son, Anthony Mahboub. Michael will be very much missed by his family, his beautiful smile and gorgeous green eyes will be forever missed. Michael is survived by his mother, Elder Mable Lopez; his wife Wanda Mahboub; his son Anthony Mahboub; his sisters Nicole and Christina Mahboub; his brothers Joseph and wife Amanda, Malachi and wife Martha Mahboub; and grandmother Peggy Russell of Willard, NM. His nieces and nephews, Gabriel Kevon Mahboub, Mariah Monique Mahboub, Judeah Zion Mahboub, Jaedyn Nickol Mahboub, Collin and Kaylee Romero. Cremation will take place at Riverside Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will take place at 224 Paseo Del Volcan SW on Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Betty Ingram will officiate. In lieu of flowers, siblings request that donations be made to his mother's Prison Ministry: Transformation Ministries, PO Box 27217, Albuquerque NM 87125. In Memory of Michael A. Mahboub.
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MESTAS -- Joanne F. Mestas passed away January 27, 2009. Joanne is the daughter of Josie Zamora; and sister to Jeannie Mestas & husband Joe, Marie Martinez, Bertha Mestas & husband John; brothers Jerry, Freddie, Ken, Joseph and Bobby Martinez. She also leaves behind cousin Dorothy and husband Lawrence; her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces. She was loved by many people including aunts & uncles. Mass will be Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. at St Anne's Church at 1400 Arenal SW. Cremation will follow Mass. Everyone is invited to Josie Zamora's home at 2002 Conita Reals SW.
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MONTOYA -- Rudy Andy If we had one lifetime wish, that dream could come true, we'd pray to God so hard for yesterday and you. The things we feel so deeply are the hardest things to say but we your family love you in a very special way. They say memories are golden well maybe that's true but we never wanted memories, we only wanted you. If teardrops were a stairway and heartaches made a lane, we'd walk a path to heaven and bring you back again. A thousand times we've needed you, and a thousand times we'll cry, if our love could have saved you, you never would have died. Love, Your Family, Mom, Paul, Sandra, Ilene, Dad, Alex, and Gloria
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PEREZ -- Stella M. Perez passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on January 31, 2009 in Albuquerque. Born February 13, 1927 in San Antonio, Texas. She was preceded in death by her son Roland P. (Sonny) Garza Jr. She leaves behind four children Vangie Corona, Ruben Roger Rosales, Nora Linda Tyree and Olga Annette Lopez, 15 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. Stella was a devoted mother and we mourn Her passing as we celebrate her life. She had a deep faith in God. Her generous heart and vibrant personality will be greatly missed and always remembered by those who loved her. She bore her disability with amazing resolve and strength. We give thanks to our blessed Lord for giving her a fulfilled life. Though the soul has left the body, the love and memories will keep her alive in our hearts forever. All arrangements will be provided by Oak Hill Funeral Home, 3401 Cherry Ridge in San Antonio, TX.
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QUICKSALL -- Floyd Artie Quicksall was born on April 26, 1928 and passed away January 26, 2009. The family is making their own service arrangements. Arrangement in care of: RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo NE 764-9663
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SANCHEZ -- George Sanchez, 87, long time resident of Albuquerque, passed away on January 30, 2009. He was born in Ocate, New Mexico, Mora County to Pedro O. Sanchez and Filomena Duran Sanchez. His father passed away when George was a youngster, and he went to work at an early age at the Diamond A. Ranch to help his mother and his younger siblings. After his employment at the ranch, he joined the United States Armed Forces. George received an honorable discharge after being stationed at Boise, Idaho and other places within the United States. He went on to work at a lumber mill in Wagon Mound, NM then was employed as a ranch hand for many years at his brothers-in-law and sisters ranch in Ocate. He worked for different construction companies in Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico. George made his home in Albuquerque and was a proud member of Post #13 where he made many friends. He met his life companion, Lou Gonzales and had a happy life with Lou and her family for 19 years. Although George did not have any children of his own, Lou's children adopted him as a father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Cristobal and wife Estella, Placida, Joe, Fabiola and husband Domingo and Gilbert, sister-in-law Maclovia. He is survived by his brother Manuel, of Albuquerque; sister-in-law Margaret of Santa Fe many nieces and nephews; Life companion Lou Gonzales and her family; Patricia Brennan and husband Robert, Joni Pastor and husband Doug, Ray Gonzales and wife Linda, Joe Gonzales and 20 grand and great-grandchildren. George enjoyed visiting by phone, watching sports on T.V., and his pet cats. He loved telling stories and reading comics. His sense of humor made us all laugh and will always be in our hearts. Family and friends may visit French Mortuary, Lomas location, on Tuesday, February 3, 2009 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., with Rosary starting at 7:00. Funeral Service will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church on Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at 10:00 a.m., with interment at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook at RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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SCHULMEISTER -- James William (Bill), of Albuquerque, N.M., passed away Thursday, January 29, 2009. Born in Albuquerque in 1943, he was raised on the family dairy farm. He graduated from NMSU, where he met his wife, Jean Ellen. Bill returned to work on the family farm for 20+ years. Bill was active in the Bernalillo County Farm and Livestock Bureau as well as a local 4-H club. He was preceded in death by his wife and son, Kevin. Bill is survived by his daughter, Karen; brother, Richard; sister-in-law, Linda Schulmeister; niece, Darlene DeMondo; nephew, Ron; aunt, Ruth Cunningham; mother-in-law, Ellen Checco; and other family members and friends who loved and will miss him. A memorial service will be held Wednesday February 4, 2009, at 11:00 am, in the Palm Chapel, Daniels Family Funeral Services, Burial to follow at Fairview Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Lung Association, (505)265-0732. Those who wish to send condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com. Services have been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 1100 Coal Ave SE Albuquerque, NM 87106 505-842-8800
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SORROCHE -- Joseph J. Sorroche, resident of Albuquerque, NM, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 31, 2009 at home surrounded by his loving family at his bedside. Joe was born in Throop, PA, but lived most of his life in Albuquerque, NM. Joe was a devout Christian, loving husband, devoted father and grandfather, and an inspiration to his family and all who knew him. His smile lit up a room when he was there, and, whoever met him was enamored with his charisma and personality. He had many names that he lived up to with great honor and pride: dad, brother, uncle, cousin, friend, grandfather, but most of all, husband to his devoted wife, Celina. Joe was a USAF veteran and retired from the FAA. They had just celebrated 55 years of marriage on January 2, 2009. His life pleasures included dancing, camping at Vallecito Lake with his family, skiing, movies, music, and a great meal! Joe and Celina have been members of St. Vincent DePaul for several years, and are active members of Risen Savior Catholic Community. He was preceded in death by his father Ralph Sorroche and his mother Theresa Pagnotta. He is survived by his loving wife, Celina; five children and ten grandchildren; John and wife Sopida, John Jr. and Andrew; Jeff; Joe, Jr., and wife Jana, Kathryn and Michael; Jack and wife Patti, Leah, Joanna, David (U.S. Army) and Tabitha (USAF); and daughter Sandra and husband Ron, Marissa and Lyman Ronald (Little Ronnie) Pattison. He is also survived by two sisters, Amelia Galleta and Dolores Stolfi, both of New Jersey. Joe's family thanks all those who touched his life and who were a part of it. We can truly say that he treasured every moment with his family and friends to the fullest. If you had the privilege to know him, you knew that he loved life very much. He will be greatly missed. A Rosary will be recited on Tuesday, February 3rd at 7:00 p.m. and with Mass celebrating his life at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at Church of the Risen Savior, 7701 Wyoming Blvd. NE. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Joe's name to the St. Vincent DePaul Society. Services have been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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STOCKHOFF -- Clifford A. Stockhoff of Albuquerque, NM, passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2009 just 17 days from his 94th birthday. Born in Jersey City, NJ in 1915, Cliff graduated from Stephens Institute of Technology. Upon moving west, he met and married his wife of 66 years, Sybil Taylor Stockhoff. He also served as a Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II. Cliff was a Vice President with the Southern Union Gas Company, having been employed there over 20 years. He was also an active member and teacher of the Friendly Bible Class at Central United Methodist Church for many years. Cliff is survived by his wife, Sybil; son and daughter-in-law, Cy and Jan; and two grandchildren, Maren and Paul. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Sue Stockhoff McMahan. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Central United Methodist Church, 201 University Blvd. NE. Services are pending. Please visit our online guestbook for Cliff at RememberTheirStory.com French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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TEUTEBERG -- Andy. Our absolutely delightful, charming, handsome, smart, joyous Andy Teuteberg moved on to life's next level on Wednesday, January 28, 2009. Andy spent 49 years here on earth and WOW! did he ever make those years glorious for all of us! That smile, that humor, that joy of living charmed us all as only Andy could. He was a man of many interests: music, nature, technology, politics, videography, and almost any other subject. Andy was born in Phoenix, AZ and spent most of his growing up years in Tucson, He was the lively, exuberent kid at Wrightstown Elementary, Magee Junior High and Sahuaro High School where he was voted the class of 1978 graduation speaker by both the student body and teachers. He then graduated from the University of Arizona and followed with professional employment at Northrop Corporation, Gould, and Hewlett-Packard in southern California and Microsoft Corporation in Albuquerque, NM. Andy led and experienced a life of interests and adventures that most of us only dream of. Andy is survived by his soulmate and love of his life, Carlen Peck of Las Vegas, mother Judy Teuteberg Richards of Scotts Valley, CA, father Harold Teuteberg of Tucson, and sister Donna Teuteberg and niece and nephew Justice and Merit Wise of Albuquerque. A celebration of Andy will be held on Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. at Palms Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada. He will be so missed by all who were privileged to meet and know him. Yah-ta-heh, Andy!
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THOMAS -- Beth Thomas, 53, passed away January 31, 2009. Those who wish to send condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com Services have been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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VALDEZ -- Jennie Valdez, 87, passed away Friday, January 30, 2009. She is preceded in death by her son William Green. Jennie is survived by her children, Art Herrera and his wife Norma, Ralph Green, Janet Ortiz, Susan Chavez and her husband Jerry, Margie Montano and her husband Nick, Barbara Cordova and her husband Arthur, Becky Sanchez and her husband Robert, Joseph Lovato and Bobbi, and Anthony Lovato; daughter-in-law Clara Green; sister Marie Caneo and her husband Jesus. Jennie is also survived by her 26 grandchildren; and 42 great-grandchildren. A Service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 5, 2009 at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Interment will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Please visit our online guest book for Jennie at RememberTheirStory.com French 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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