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APODACA -- Anthony M. In Loving Memory of Anthony M. Apodaca April 3, 1972-September 11, 2005 Happy Birthday my son, Today you would be 37 years, boy you sure are getting old. I just wanted to tell you that I love you and miss you more and more every day. They say that time heals, but I don't think so. For me it is so hard every day that goes by. I just want to see you, hug you and hear your voice, your laugh and just hear you say "I Love You" Mom. It is said that everything happens for a reason, I still wish I knew why you had to go, but I know that someday we will be together again. Happy Birthday my son, I Love You more: "So when tomorrow starts without me, don't think we're far apart, for every time you think of me, I'm right here in your heart" Love you always, Mom, Rudy, Renee and all the Kids.
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APODACA -- Anthony M. In Loving Memory of Anthony M. Apodaca April 3, 1972-September 11, 2005 Happy Birthday Dad, you're the big "37" now, man you're an old man. It's been about four years since you have been gone, and each day I miss you more and more. I just wanted to say a couple of things to you Dad. I miss you so much and when I go through hard times I wish you were here. But I ask God to let me see you and talk to you but I never get anything back. I think it's because you know I am strong and can get through it on my own. Dad, it feels like yesterday we would BBQ and Lil Ran, Phil, you and I were playing basketball and you would tell Phil, "it's okay Tony", because you guys were losing and how much Phil trusted you that you guys were going to win and you guys ended up winning. I also remember how much joy you had in your eyes just be around us having a good time. As you already know we have a new addition to the Apodaca family. You are a grandfather now, to a beautiful baby girl who looks like me. Dad, you would be so happy, I thank you and God for giving me a healthy baby. Dad, I just wish you were still here to see how much I have accomplished in my life and when I think I can't do it anymore, I can hear you telling me "Keep you head up mi hijo, everything is going to be okay, I love you". Happy Birthday Dad, someday we will be together. I love you and miss you so much. Love always, Your son, Matt; granddaughter Shaylah Always In My Heart
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BERGSTRESSER -- May Holmes Bergstresser, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away Monday, March 30, 2009 at the age of 96. She was born on October 8, 1912, in Springfield, Missouri. She spent her childhood years in Missouri. May was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Washington University in St. Louis. She married Karl S. Bergstresser in 1934. They lived in Fargo, ND, Ottawa, KS, Philadelphia, PA, and in Los Alamos, NM, where they remained for 35 years before moving to Albuquerque. She has been a resident of San Antonio since 1999. May worked as a nuclear microscopist in the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory. She was a charter member of United Church of Los Alamos. She was known for her quick wit, love of words, ability to recite poetry, and her devotion to her family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years. She is survived by her four children, Robert of Berkeley, Thomas and wife Laura Dickinson of Albuquerque, Paul and wife Rebecca of Dallas, Martha Ramos and husband Reyes Ramos of San Antonio; grandchildren Richard Bergstresser, Sara Bergstresser and husband Erick Castellanos, John Dickinson and wife Terri, Maria Dickinson, Daniel Bergstresser and wife Kimberly Nicoll, Laura Bergstresser and husband J. Richard Kendall, Miguel Halverson-Ramos and wife Faith, Paul Ramos and wife Jennifer, Susanna Ramos Ebenstein; great-grandchildren Jacob Ebenstein, Lilly and Will Kendall, Isabel and Madeline Dickinson, and Mae Bergstresser. She will be greatly missed. A Memorial Service will be held at Oak Hills Presbyterian Church, 6739 Callaghan Road, on Sunday, April 5, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Covenant Fund, Morningside Ministries, 700 Babcock, San Antonio, Texas 78201. You may sign the on-line guest book at www.missionparks.com under the obituary section.
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CALDWELL -- Ruben Caldwell passed away March 27, 2009 at the age of 54. He is preceded in death by his parents, Bonifacio and Margaret Caldwell, and his brothers, Dale and Jimmy. Ruben is survived by his son, Joshua Caldwell and his partner, Terri Torres; brothers, John, Ron and wife Mary Ann, Richard and wife Kathi, and Robert Caldwell; and sister, Bernadette McRoberts. Visitation for Ruben will be held on Friday, April 3, 2009 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. followed by a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. at Salazar & Sons Mortuary. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2009 at St. Anne Catholic Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the San Pedro Cemetery in San Pedro, NM. Pallbearers will be Dale Caldwell, Tony Valdez, Anthony Johnson, Joseph Maldonado, James Garcia and Richard Caldwell. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW (505) 247-4124 www.salazarandsons.com
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CAMP -- Hope M. Camp, a well known rug hooker and teacher passed away in her home, Wednesday, April 1, 2009 after a short illness. Hope is survived by one daughter, Cheryl and husband Roger Brooks of Oaxaco, Mexico; sister, Dorothy Mockel of California; brother, John Maxon of New York; and many nieces and nephews. Private services will be planned at a later date. Hope's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 3113 Carlisle NE Albuquerque, NM 87110 (505) 884-1188 Those who wish to send condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com
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CHAVEZ -- Theresa "Terry" Elaine Chavez, 51, went to be with our heavenly father on Thursday, March 26, 2009. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., on Friday, April 3, 2009 at the Daniels Family Funeral Services, (please, take note) Coal Chapel, 1100 Coal SE. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 11 a.m., also at the Coal Chapel. Interment will follow at Sandia Memory Gardens. Terry'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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DILLARD -- LaCresia Dillard, age 23, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2009. She is survived by her mother Alicia Dillard; Godparents Clyde Wallace and Linda Baker; her son Azariah Baca; two sisters, Shaterica, and Shaleesha; four brothers, Derek (Bucket), Kenny Baker, Shawn Baker, and Paul Valles; and her boyfriend Angelo Baca Jr. (A.J.); grandmothers, Edna L. Smith, Sarah Sparks; grandfather Robert Sparks Jr. A Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 5, 2009 at Daniels Family Funeral Services Palm Chapel 1100 Coal Ave. SE. from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Services will be held on Monday, April 6, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at Mt Olive Baptist Church 1000 University SE. Online condolences can be submitted 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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DOLL -- Shirley Doll, 83, a resident of Albuquerque for 53 years, arrived in Heaven on Wednesday, March 25, 2009. She is survived by her children, Mike and wife, Anna, Jeff, Gary, and Robin and husband, Steve; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Sandy and husband, Jim; and other relatives and friends. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Rod, in 2003. She was born in Davenport, Iowa and it was there that she met and married Rod. They owned and operated New Mexico Driving School. Shirley was a loving mother and grandmother and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of her life will be held at French Mortuary, Westside Location, Sunday, April 5, 2009, 3:00 p.m. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Watermelon Mountain Ranch, 1512 Deborah Rd. SE, #203, Rio Rancho, NM 87124. Please visit our online guestbook for Shirley at RememberTheirStory.com French 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW 505-897-5062
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EVANS -- Joan Inez Evans, 83, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2009. Joan was born in Bremerton, Washington, on January 1, 1926, spending early life with parents Frank and Rose Lindsey, and sister Goldie. She loved Washington State, telling stories of Hood Canal and gooey ducks. She worked at the Bremerton Naval Shipyard, then at Grand Coulee Dam. In 1950, Joan moved to Albuquerque for health reasons, with her parents and her daughter Christine. She started her 30+ year secretarial career on Kirtland Air Force Base and bought her own house. In 1951, she met and married her husband Thomas O. Evans (T.O.), and son Lindsey was born the next year. T.O. was a Navy man, so the family moved often, living in San Diego, Baltimore, Japan, and finally back in Albuquerque on Candelaria Road in the North Valley. Like many of Joan's generation, she would make sacrifices for her country and her family, but Joan could also be counted on to take the neighborhood kids to Dukes baseball games. Joan was fun-loving and social - she loved bridge, traveling and helping people in need. She was active at her church, Highland Baptist, working at the church's food pantry. As her friends got older, Joan helped many through their end of life challenges, brightening their days with her caring spirit. During recent years, facing her own declining health while caring for a husband with dementia, Joan faced each day "one day at a time." Anyone who knew Joan will always remember her room-lighting smile and her upbeat attitude. Joan is survived by daughter, Christine Dragics; son, Lindsey Evans and wife, Elaine; granddaughters, Michelle Dragics and Jennifer Reddington and husband, Ray Richardson; grandson, Sean Reddington; and nieces, Sharon Coon and Vicki Black. Services will be held Saturday, April 4, 2009, 11:00 a.m., at Highland Baptist Church, 417 Palomas Dr. SE with interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, Friday, April 3, 2009, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The American Heart Foundation, 2201 San Pedro NE, Building 2, Suite 102, 87110, or the American Lung Foundation, 7001 Menual Blvd. NE, Suite 1-A, 87110. Please visit our online guestbook for Joan at RememberTheirStory.com. French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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FITZPATRICK -- Tyler E. Fitzpatrick - On March 31, 2009 he was released from all worldly tribulations and is now in God's loving arms. Tyler was born August 27, 1985 and lived his 23 years here in Albuquerque. He is preceded in death by his grandfathers, Edward Eugene Fitzpatrick, Joseph John Duben and his loving aunt Tina Gray. He leaves behind his parents Edward and Mickey Fitzpatrick; grandmothers, Frances M. Fitzpatrick and Nora K. Duben; aunts and uncles, Jim and Kathy Ullrich, Larry and Cindy Tobin, Bill Fitzpatrick, Jim and Ellen Flynn, Paul Gray, Joe and Nancy Duben and Pat Mervyn; cousins include John Flynn, Kelly Flynn, Shawn Flynn, Kyle Gray, Ryan Gray, Stephen Duben, Larry Tobin, Ginny Robson, Katie Ullrich, Kathy Vecchio and Erin Bell. Tyler's short 23 years were filled with snowboarding, music, love of his dogs, Dusty and Riley. Tyler was loving, outgoing and would strike up a conversation with anyone. His sense of humor was one of his strengths and would light up the conversations. He loved the Green Bay Packers and was able to attend several games with his mom and Aunt Ellen. He will be missed by so many. God bless you, Tyler. Memorial Services will be held at the Wyoming Chapel of the Daniels Family Funeral Services, 7601 Wyoming Boulevard NE, at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 4, 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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FLORES -- Chief William R. Flores, 58, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died Thursday, March 19, 2009. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Nellie and H.B. Flores. He is survived by his daughter Heather; loving God-mother, Aurora "Dora" Baldonado; siblings Johnny, Patricia, Walter, Mary Elizabeth, Steve, Edith, and Cathy Jo; uncles, Ernest, Fred, Joe, Bob (Olga), Eddie, Gilbert (Rosemarie) and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Billy raced motorcycles and worked as a mechanic for many years. He got along with everybody. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Lomas Chapel, April 6, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Interment will take place Tuesday, April 7, 2009, at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Please visit the online guestbook for William at RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd 505-275-3500
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GATLING-SIDES -- Stacey Lynn Gatling-Sides, 48, passed away March 31, 2009. She was born to her parents, Muriel T. and Shirley M. Gatling, on June 21, 1960 in Carlsbad, NM. She is survived by her mother, Shirley Hale and husband Tom; her father Muriel Gatling and wife Joan; her children, Michell R. Transue and Matthew Lee Neuenschwander; two grandchildren, Lastasia London and Odin Barrett; her siblings, Connie Chavez and husband Nick, Donnie Gatling and wife Stacy, and Travis Gatling and wife Kim, and her many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. There will be a Visitation, Friday, April 3, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Daniels Family Funeral Services, 2400 Southern Blvd SE, Rio Rancho, NM. There will be a Graveside Service, Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at Sandia Memory Gardens, 9500 San Pedro NE, Albuquerque, NM. Those who wish to send condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com Funeral Services have been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 2400 Southern Blvd SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124 (505) 891-9192
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GONZALES -- Mary J. Funeral Mass for Mary J. Gonzales, 93, of Grants, New Mexico will be held on Friday, April 3, 2009, 9:30 a.m., at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the Grants Memorial Park. The Very Rev. Alberto Avella will be the Celebrant. Visitation will be held on Thursday-April 2, 2009, 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., at Compassion Mortuary. A Rosary will be held on April 2, 2009, 7:00 p.m., at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church. Mary was born on March 16, 1916 in Albuquerque, New Mexico and she passed away on April 1, 2009 in Grants, New Mexico. She is survived by her children Antonio Gonzales and wife Lila of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Santiago Gonzales and wife Shirley of Grants, New Mexico, Fred Gonzales and wife Vicki of Grants, New Mexico, Alberto Gonzales and wife Inez of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Abelicio Gonzales and wife Debi of Grants, New Mexico, David Gonzales and wife Angela of Bloomfield, New Mexico, Eduardo Gonzales and wife Diana of Grants, New Mexico, Rosita Salazar and husband Robert of Grants, New Mexico, Dorella Zenz of Grants, New Mexico, Merlinda Olguin of Grants, New Mexico, Flora Mullen and husband John of Lanexa Virginia, Angela Gonzales of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Marie Hilda Mazon of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Emily Fudala and husband Paul of Lanexa, Virginia, and Claire Chavez and husband Eric of Albuquerque, New Mexico; brother, Alfredo Apodaca and wife Orlinda of Grants, New Mexico; sisters, Petra Montano of Grants, New Mexico and Tivi Maldonado of Albuquerque, New Mexico; 45 grandchildren, 62 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchilden. She is preceded in death by her husband Santiago Gonzales; parents, Eduardo Apodaca and Piedad Lucero Apodaca; daughter, MaryEllen Brito; son Michael Gonzales; sons in law, Joe Olguin, Jerry Mazon, Wally Zenz and James Shuck; brothers, Trinidad Apodaca, Damacio Apodaca, and Vicenti Apodaca; grandchildren: Jessica Gonzales, Bobby Salazar, Jessie Chavez. Pallbearers will be Daniel A. Gonzales, Walter Zenz, James Gonzales, Chris Sena, Lennet Adams, Abie Gonzales, Jr., Scott Gonzales, and Joseph Brito. Honorary Pallbearers will be Anthony Olguin, Rose Marie Salazar, Tammy Rojeck, Angelica Gonzales-Garcia, Jamie Gonzales, K.C. Gonzales, Andrea Gonzales, Melissa Morse, Monique Gonzales, Harry and Floyd Lee, Marrion Nelson and all of her grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to the St. Teresa Catholic School 400 E. High, Grants, New Mexico 87020. Compassion Mortuary of Grants is in charge of arrangements. www.compassionmortuary.com to sign online book.
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GROTHUS -- Edward B. Grothus - A celebration of Eduardo's life will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. at the Duane W. Smith Auditorium, 1300 Diamond Drive, Los Alamos, NM.
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HARRIS -- Jerry Harris, 70, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died Tuesday, March 31, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Sue Harris; children, Tere Carr, Kurt Carr and wife, Vicki, Wendy Littleton, Lara Franklin and husband, Jerry, and Krista Harris; grandchildren, Samantha and Shane Mitchell, Devon, Megan, and Morgan Carr, Kelsey, Amanda, and Matthew Littleton, Gavin and Ashton Franklin, Pierce and Dimitri Tindell; aunt, Dovey Orthman; and cousin, Dorothy Creed. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Tracy Harris; and mother, Virginia McCarty. After Jerry retired as an FAA Air Traffic Controller, he had a second career as a Snap-On Tools franchise owner. He had an avid passion for race car driving and mechanics in the Albuquerque area. Services will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2009 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary on Friday, April 3, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Great Strides, 4004 Carlisle NE, Suite B, 87107. Please visit our online guestbook for Jerry at RememberTheirStory.com. French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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HENSON -- Marguerite Kindrick Henson, 86, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2009. She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Henson and Kennie Warren and husband, Franklin; grandsons, Kenneth Brickley and wife, Krong-Tong, Jeffry Brickley and wife, Peggy; great-grandsons, Billy, Willy and Pittya Brickley; brothers, John Kindrick and wife, Jean, and Paul Kindrick; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Eugene Henson; grandson, Stephen Brickley; brother, George Kindrick; and sisters, Nellie Mitchell and Betty Voigt. Marguerite was born in Colorado and raised in the Estancia Valley area. Her parents were the late CW (Uncle Sam) Kindrick and Bessie Whinery Kindrick. She was an accountant/bookkeeper for the Federal Government in various departments for a number of years. She and Kenneth married in 1941 and were together for 62 years. They loved to square dance and had the opportunity to dance at Albuquerque's 250th Anniversary presentation. Marguerite's greatest joys were her family and home, especially her grandchildren and pets. She was very proud of the fact that her father was a homesteader in Edgewood back in the early 1920's. She was very caring and helpful to all family members in need and was the one to keep the family ties together. A Memorial Service to celebrate Marguerite's life will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2009, 2:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Chapel. Should friends desire, please make contributions to the Animal Humane Association of New Mexico, 615 Virginia St. SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108. Please visit our online guestbook for Marguerite at RememberTheirStory.com French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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JOHNSON -- Ken Johnson, 57, died unexpectedly March 30, 2009 in Albuquerque. He is survived by his mother, Jeanne Delzell and step dad, Alan Delzell of Farmington, NM; his father, Howard Johnson of Oklahoma City, OK; brothers, Lance and Marc; sister, Leslie Hoggatt; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. Ken will always be remembered for his sense of humor, and his love for animals, music, and reading. He was loved and will be missed by many. Life Celebration Service will be Friday at 3:00 p.m. in the Reflection of Life Chapel (Washington & Cutler NE.) In lieu of flowers please send a donation in Ken Johnson's name to your favorite animal shelter. Please visit Ken's online guestbook at Reflectionoflife.com. The Salazar family of REFLECTIONS Funerals & Life Celebrations 2400 Washington Street NE 884-5777
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KOETTER -- Vincent Bernard 1919 - April 3, 2006 In Loving Memory Even though it has been three long years since God called you home, you did not go alone, a part of me went with you. You will always be in my heart. I will never stop loving you and missing you. Nothing is the same without you. Your Wife
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LATTANZA -- Roger C. Lattanza. Roger was born in Freedom, Pennsylvania May 11, 1924 to Justin and Mary Lattanza and passed away March 28, 2009 with his children at his side. He was married to his high school sweetheart Elizabeth J. Johnson, a marriage that lasted 60 years until her death in 2002. He became a resident of Albuquerque in 1950, when advised to move to a warmer, drier climate to improve his asthma. Roger was an Ensign in the Navy and a Navy Seal during WWII and worked in the Naval Intelligence Division. He then went on to graduate # 1 in his class at Villanova in 1943 with a degree in chemistry and mathematics. While working and raising his young family in New Mexico he earned an MBA in finance and completed his doctoral courses in business at the University of New Mexico (UNM). He was an officer of major construction materials-related firms in New Mexico before he became a full professor in the UNM Anderson Business School, including Blueher Lumber, Albuquerque Gravel Products and Colony Materials. One of his great accomplishments at UNM was being founder of the executive MBA program, where he taught classes to many of New Mexico's business leaders. Professor Lattanza also taught at the College of Santa Fe after retirement from UNM. He served as voluntary chairman of the board for St. Joseph's Hospital, was on the board of directors for the Home Builder's Association and was local chairman of the National conference of Christians and Jews in the 1970s. He was on the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America and a troop leader when his boys were growing up. He was a long time member and volunteer at the Aquinas Newman Center. Roger was preceded in death by his beloved wife Betty; and youngest son John. He is survived by his brother John F. and sister-in-law Betsy Lattanza of Lewisburg Pennsylvania, daughter Rebecca Lattanza Groves and his "favorite son in law" Jack Groves of Alameda, and two sons, Roger P. Lattanza of Albuquerque and Jeffrey N. Lattanza of Santa Fe. Other survivors include daughter-in-law Laura, nine granddaughters, one great-granddaughter and numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation and private family services have taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Saint Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place; Memphis, TN 38105. A public memorial will be announced in the future.
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LEVIE -- Donald S. LeVie, Sr., 84, was called home on Monday, March 30, 2009 after a long illness. He is survived by his wife L. Shirley LeVie; son Donald Jr. and wife Jeanette of Austin, Texas, son Brian and wife Debbie of Rio Rancho; grandchildren Michelle Evans, Casey and Jamie LeVie; great-grandchildren Tyler and Hailey Evans; brother-in-law Donald C. Monroe, Jr.; and many friends and family in Florida and Massachusetts. A native of Gloucester, MA, he served with U.S. Marines (6th Marine Division) in South Pacific during WWII, earning two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. He was a former police officer in Gloucester, MA, and Ft. Lauderdale, FL, before joining and retiring from U.S. Postal Service. He knew the Lord Jesus Christ.
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MARTINEZ -- Delfin Martinez, born in Durango, Colorado on June 9, 1925 to Augustin and Eloisa Martinez, went home to his Heavenly Father on March 31, 2009, at 1:15 pm after a prolonged illness. He is survived by his wife of 60 1/2 years, Regina, and seven children: daughters and sons-in law, Linda and Frank Kindel; Eloise and Henry Hidalgo; Elizabeth and Gregory Cruz; Erica and Mauricio Segovia; sons, Del, Donald and partner Gene McGrew; Daniel and wife Zoe; and loved Sisters-In-Law Rommie Delgado and Mary Montoya; eleven grandchildren, and twenty great-grandchildren. He is also survived by five half-siblings: Louie, Rosie, Yvette, Junior, and Johnny. Del honorably served his country during WWII in the Navy Seabees 1943-1946 in the South Pacific, Air Force 1947-1950, and the Air National Guard for five years. He was retired from the NFIB, successful business owner, a parishioner at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church for 55 years, founder of Los Caballeros de Don Quixote Charity Organization, and a volunteer at Bear Canyon Senior Citizen Center, where he had many longtime friends. He was an advocate and volunteer facilitator for many veterans to receive their rightful benefits. He was a compassionate friend to anyone needing help. He had a love for creating cultural art. Our father welcomed each day with such love and joy for his friends and family. We will miss him dearly. Rosary will be recited on Thursday, April 2, 2009, French, Lomas location at 7:00 pm. Mass will be celebrated on Friday, April 3, 2009, at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, Lomas at Tennessee, at 12 noon. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery, 3:00 pm. Pallbearers will be his grandchildren: Henry J., Stuart and David Hidalgo, Dr. Dominic Stape, William Baca Jr., and Marcus Martinez. Honorary Pallbearers will be his grandchildren: Loni Walker, Bridget McDonald, Michelle Dean, Sofia and Diego Martinez. Contributions may be made to the VA Voluntary Service Office at 505-256-2771. Please visit our online guestbook for Mr. Martinez at RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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MCALEXANDER -- David F. McAlexander, 84, passed away on April 1, 2009. Those who wish to send condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com Funeral Services have been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 2400 Southern Blvd SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124 (505) 891-9192
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MCCLELLAND -- Ellen Nichols McClelland, age 83 of Albuquerque, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2009 with her family by her side. She was born on July 8, 1925 in Vallejo, CA to Philip Gardner Nichols and Alice Lucette Woodman. Ellen married Robert Alexander McClelland III on September 12, 1947 in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was a charter member of St. Peter's Anglican Catholic Church in Albuquerque, where she served on the Altar Guild for over 25 years, also serving on the Vestry. Ellen volunteered at Anna Kaseman Hospital for 20 years. She was involved as a member with the German Shepherd Dog Club for many years. In her spare time she enjoyed traveling, reading, gardening, camping and knitting. Ellen is survived by her devoted husband of 61 years, Robert Alexander McClelland III of Albuquerque; her children, Ann M. Jost and husband, Robert, of Farmington, NM, Alice M. Roche and husband, Steve of Albuquerque, Robert A. McClelland Jr. and wife, Laura, of Frankfort, IN, Philip G. McClelland and wife, Janice, of Caballo, NM, and Scot P. McClelland and wife, Gerri Duran, of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Michael Jost, Heather Armes, Jennifer Jost, Steven Roche, Melissa Roche , Amy Waggoner, Robert McClelland, Dr. Maggie Lasley, Nikki Dictson, Kelli McClelland, Mac McClelland, Scot McClelland, Carmen McClelland and Magdelena McClelland; great-grandchildren, Brett, Emily and Lucas Waggoner, Kylie and Logan Dictson and Rylie McClelland; sister, Ann Gardner Mayles and her husband, John Denys Mayles of Homosassa, FL; step-sister, Barbara A. Bluck of Forest, VA; step-brother, Robert P. Wadell and wife, Angela, of San Mateo, CA; one niece and three nephews, Lynn Patterson, Brian, Kevin and Andrew Mayles. She was preceded in death by her parents; her step-mother, Ruth H. Nichols; and her son, Robert A. McClelland IV. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, April 4, 2009, 10:00 a.m., at St. Peter's Anglican Catholic Church, 8100 Eubank NE, 87122. Interment will take place on Monday, April 6, 2009, 2:00 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's Anglican Catholic Church. Please visit our online guestbook for Ellen at RememberTheirStory.com French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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MITCHENER -- Mark age 49 died Sunday March 29, 2009 after a long battle with cancer. Mark Mitchener was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Mitchener. Mark is survived by his father, Leonard Mitchener (Kay);brother & sister, Brian Mitchener, Tracy Duran (Kevin); nephews, Michael, David and Christopher Duran; and may dear friends who loved him and will miss him immensely. Mark will be remembered as a devoted son and family memeber. We can never fill his place but are thankful he is at peace with God. A memorial service will be held at the Hub at Calvary Chapel at 4001 Osuna Road NE, Albq, NM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Mark Mitchener, 10908 Dreamy Way, Albq, NM 87114.
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MONTOYA -- David Montoya, age 64, beloved father, grandfather, and brother, was called by the Lord to his heavenly home to join his beloved wife, Wednesday, April 1, 2009. David was born on October 8, 1944 and was a life long resident of Pena Blanca, NM, where he was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. David retired after 30 plus years of service as a Drywall Finisher, and was a member of the Local Union #823. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with "his buddy" Lobo (his dog). He was preceded in death by his wife Lou Ella; his parents, Eliseo and Ursula Montoya; two brothers, Terry and Richard Lee Montoya. David is survived by his loving children, Yolanda Montoya and Oscar Ayala of Rio Rancho, Jacob Montoya and Yolanda Lucero of Bernalillo, and David Montoya Jr. and his wife Amanda of Rio Rancho; his precious grandchildren, Samantha, Brittany, Savannah, Amor, Jacob Jr., David III, and Karlee. He is also survived by his ten sisters, Melissa Montoya, Loraine Ortiz, Theresa Bransford, Sadie Montoya, Georgia Velasquez, Christine Lovato, Mary Mares, Lucille Romero, Ida Garcia, and Sharon Montoya; and other numerous family members; and a host of friends. David will be greatly missed by his loving family and by those who knew and loved him. Visitations will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Pena Blanca, NM, where a Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 11:00 a.m. also at the Church. Pall Bearers will be Leonard Mares, Jason Montoya, Oscar Ayala, David Montoya, III, Jacob Montoya, Jr. and Bobby Ortiz. Honorary Bearers will be Ignacio "Nacho" Bojorquez and Jesus "Piporro" Grajeda. Private Inurnment will be at a later date. Those whom wish to send condolences may do so by visiting 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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ORTEGA -- Manuel Ortega was born on December 31, 1920 and passed away on March 22, 2009. At this time, no services have been arranged. Arrangements in care of RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo NE 764-9663
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OVILE -- Nancy Ovile, 73, passed away March 31, 2009. She was born on October 1, 1935 in Palermo, Sicily. Nancy is survived by her husband of 46 years, Francesco Ovile; one daughter, Connie Stewart; one son, Steve Ovile; one granddaughter, Kristin Stewart. She is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Rose Felice; and son-in-law, Michael E. Stewart. Nancy was a resident of Albuquerque for 26 years. Funeral Services will be held Friday, April 3, 2009, at 1:00 p.m., at Daniels Family Funeral Services, Wyoming Chapel. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven. 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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ROMERO -- George Romero, 93, a resident of Albuquerque since 1971, died Monday, March 30, 2009. He is survived by his four children, Ron Romero and wife, Evelyn of Hawthorne, CA, Eloy Romero and wife, Jane of Espanola, NM, David Romero and wife, JoAnn of Espanola, NM, and Cathy Naranjo of Albuquerque, NM; eight grandchildren, Ronnie S. Romero and wife, Gina, Paul Romero and wife, Gina, Juan Romero, Carlos Romero, David Romero, Carmella Archuleta and husband, Tomas, Mario Naranjo, and Andres Naranjo and wife, Jessica; 12 great-grandchildren; nieces, Rosa Romero of California and Eva Sanchez and Mela Pacheco and husband, Arturo, all of Albuquerque; nephews, Sam Lechuga and wife, Lute of Belen, NM, Jimmy Lechuga of Albuquerque; cousins, Ursula Cid, Lita Lucero, and other relatives and friends. George was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Sally, on July 9, 2006; his parents, Juan and Rosa Sedillo Romero; sister, Benina Lechuga; and brothers, Rosendo Romero and Antonio Romero. He was born on February 20, 1916 in Manzano, NM. George proudly served in the United States Army during WWII, spending most of his time in the South Pacific. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved camping with his family. George also loved to watch the rodeo. He always had his vegetable garden and flowers and dearly loved being outside with his plants. He was a very devoted family man. George was a loving father, grandfather and brother and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He was a devoted Catholic and was a long time member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church. Rosary will be recited on Friday, April 3, 2009, at 10:00 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m., at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 833 Arizona SE. Burial will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Pallbearers will be Ronnie S. Romero, Paul Romero, Juan Romero, Carlos Romero, David Romero, Tomas and Carmella Archuleta, Mario Naranjo, and Andres and Jessica Naranjo. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made in George's name to Sunrise Assisted Living, 4910 Tramway Ridge, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87123. Please visit our online guestbook for George at RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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ROMERO -- Josephine L. Romero, 88, a resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico passed away April 1, 2009. Mrs. Romero is survived by her children; Gloria Flores, Arnold Romero and wife, Kathy; grandchildren, Antoinette Flores and husband, Ramon, Karen Borillo and husband, Dave, George Flores and wife, Denise, Arnold Romero and wife, Janice, Vincent Romero and wife, Lisa, Eileen Romero, Cynthia Romero; brother, Robert Martinez and wife, Estella; 13 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; several extended family members. Visitation will be from 7:45 a.m. until 8:15 a.m. Friday, April 3, 2009 at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 5415 Fortuna NW, with a Rosary to be recited by Gabriella Nieto at 8:15 a.m. A Communion Service will celebrated at the church at 9:00 a.m., by Deacon Harry Beare. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers are George Flores, Kenneth Martinez, Christopher Flores, Ronald Dominguez Jr., Andrew Dominguez and Alex Corral. Honorary pallbearers are Arnold Romero, Vincent Romero and Dave Borillo. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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SANDOVAL -- Petra L. Sandoval, 75, passed away April 2, 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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SWEETLAND -- Ramon Sweetland was born January 13, 1944 and passed away on March 25, 2009. At this time, no services have been arranged. Arrangements in care of RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo NE 764-9663
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TEYSSIER -- Charles E. Teyssier was born on March 4, 1939 and passed away on March 26, 2009. At this time, no services have been arranged. RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo NE 764-9663
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VALLES -- Judy Jean Valles, 34, mother, daughter and sister was called home to be with our Lord and with her sister, Christine Elizabeth Valles, on March 31, 2009. Judy is survived by her mother, Sylvia Montoya; her father, Dan Valles Sr.; two sons, Domonic Valles and Santiago Flores; her daughter, Savannah Sandoval; her sister's son, Estevan Valles, whom she helped raise; her brother, Daniel and his wife, Amalia Valles; her grandparents, Amadeo and Laura Montoya and Ernest and Clemmie Lopez and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Judy is a 1992 Cibola High graduate. Judy loved and served others in her work as an advocate for the New Mexico Survivors of Homicide, a local non-profit agency. In addition, Judy was a dedicated student at NAU. She would have been graduating in June of 2009 with her degree in Business and was very proud of her high GPA. Judy loved her children, parents and her family and brought much joy an happiness into their lives with her rich laughter and witty personality. A Rosary will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 3, 2009 at French Mortuary Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd NW. A service will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday April 4, 2009 also at French Mortuary Westside Chapel. Judy, you will be greatly missed by your family and friends, although, we know you are rejoicing with your sister above. Please visit our online guest book for Judy at RememberTheirStory.com. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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WILLIS -- Henry McDonald "Hank" Willis, was born in Fayetteville, Tennessee on April 19, 1925 and died Sunday, March 29, 2009 in Albuquerque. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, April 4, 2009, at 1:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd NE. His Urn will be buried next to his wife at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook for Hank at RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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Y'BARRA -- Gilbert J. Y'Barra, born July 18, 1938 in Mills, NM, passed away April 1, 2009. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Rosie; his children, Gilbert A. Y'Barra, Virginia Salas, Christine Najera, Yvette Y'Barra, Tater Ortiz, and Deborah Ortiz; his grandchildren, Anthony, Gabriel, Andrea, Noah, Mariana, Isaac, Alex, Ashley, and Jonathan. Gilbert was preceded in death by his first wife in 1994 and his grandson Jacob Najera in 2008. Gilbert owned and operated Y'Barra Concrete, since 1981. He was very devoted to his company. During his time as a business owner he also did work with Ralee & Vantage Homes as a sub contractor, where he received an award for thirty years of service. Over the years, he played a big part in the development and growth of Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and the surrounding areas. Gilbert was a very well known and much loved man, everyone knew his name. On many occasions he provided young men with the skills they needed to better themselves and improve their lives. He was often approached and thanked for all of the support and direction he provided the young men that had worked for him. He truly had a big heart, giving and doing for anyone in need, he couldn't say no. Gilbert also had a great love for traveling and exploring new places. He and his family traveled many places in the States and abroad. One of his favorite places was Alaska, he made three trips in three years. Words alone will never express all that he meant to his family and friends. He will be deeply missed. A Rosary will be recited on Monday, April 6, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Lomas location, and funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at 9:00 a.m., at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 11401 Indian School NE. Please visit the online guestbook for Mr. Y'Barra at RememberTheirStory.com. French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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ZOWISTOSKI -- Walter Zowistoski was born November 10, 1917 and passed away on March 24, 2009. At this time, no services have been arranged. Arrangements in care of RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo NE 764-9663
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