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ARCHULETA -- Roman Antonio Archuleta, born June 15, 1973 in La Jara, CO, went to be with his Lord Thursday, April 23, 2009. He is survived by his loving wife Christine " Christie" Archuleta; daughter, Sabrina Delilah; son, Gabriel Roman; parents, Tony and Mildred Archuleta; parents-in-law; Ricky Aragon and Dolores Aragon; brother-in-law, Ricky Aragon; sister-in-law Anita Aragon; grandparents, Tony and Eurcina Espinosa and Christies' grandfather, Deacon Horace Garcia. Even though Roman was an only child he was surrounded by numerous cousins from both of his parents' families. He spent his childhood in Questa, NM. Roman was an Elementary School teacher for ten years in Albuquerque. He enjoyed teaching and mentoring young children but valued his time with his family, especially his kids, the most. Roman was an avid fisherman and a fanatic boxing fan. Roman will be missed tremendously by all of the people whose lives he touched, particularly by his immediate family. Family and friends are invited to visit French Mortuary, Lomas location, on Monday, April 27, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. with Rosary beginning at 6:00 p.m., and Prayer Service at 6:30pm. Interment will take place at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Please visit the guestbook for Roman at RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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AVERILL -- Jessie. Born Jesusita Anna Diaz in Albuquerque on April 15, 1922. She was raised by her great-grandmother and her grandfather, Filip Zamora, who was sheriff of Bernalillo County for 25 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Kerr (Bud) Averill. She is survived by her daughter, Analisa Martinez and husband Michael, her daughter Mary Kathleen Erwin and her husband Darryl, her son William Allen Averill and his wife Jennifer, her granddaughter Michal Eder and her husband Jason, her granddaughter Myranda Martinez, her grandson Steven Martinez, her great-granddaughters Avery, Ava, and Bailey Eder, and a very large number of nieces, nephews, and cousins. A loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and wife. She was loved by all who knew her. She leaves behind a great many for whom she was mentor, surrogate mother, counselor, and friend. Jessie passed away just one day past her 87th birthday--a day she celebrated with great joy among her friends and family. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Heights Club (8520 Marble Ave NE, http://tinyurl.com/dfbtdc) or the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association.
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BILLINGHAM -- Maj. Ret. USAF, Albert (Al) J. Billingham, passed away in Albuquerque, Tuesday, April 21, 2009. He was born in Norwood, MA on March 10, 1925 to Anna and Arthur Billingham. He was preceded in death by his grandson, John Hon; brothers, Arthur and Warren Billingham; and sister, Jane Shirley. Surviviors include his wife Dagny; his children, Elsa Billingham of Anchorage, AK, Jim Billingham and wife Jeannine of Albuquerque, and Leslie McClearey and husband Rick of Savannah, MO; his grandchildren, Faith and James Billingham; sister, Florence Chubet and husband Eddie; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Al was an Air Force Pilot, seeing action in World War II, as well as VietNam. He retired from the Air Force in 1969, and worked as a factory representative for Clark Brothers Bolt Co. in Connecticut for ten years. He was an avid golfer. Cremation has taken place. 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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BRENCHLEY -- RICHARD L. BRENCHLEY, Lt Col. USMCR Ret., aged 80, passed away April 9, 2009. He was a resident of Indianapolis, IN for 33 years. He was born August 17, 1928 to John and Anna in Inglewood, CA. He received his B.A. from Redlands University and was a member of Kappa Sigma Sigma fraternity. Mr. Brenchley was a past member of Rotary and the Boy Scouts of America. He proudly served his country as a Marine. He retired as a Lt. Col. from the reserves in 1988, serving 42 years. He was employed by Transamerica Financial Services for 45 years, retiring in 1994. His first wife Jo preceded him in death, in 1990. Richard had a great love for his family and his hobbies included collecting stamps and other memorabilia as well as a great interest in genealogy and had traced his family tree back 15 generations. Mr. Brenchley leaves to cherish his memory, his dear wife Wilma of Indianapolis; brother George Russell of Brea, CA; children Kelly Hermann of Placitas, NM, John of Burke, VA, Patricia Wilkins and Mary Butler of Indianapolis. One of the greatest joys in his life was his seven grandchildren, Sean, Jessica, Justin, Cory, Ross, Rachael, and John W. Mr. Brenchley lived with his family in several NM communities over a 30-year period, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Farmington and Las Cruces. He always said his heart remained in the Land of Enchantment. Cremation has taken place and internment will take place at a later date. A Memorial Service was held April 12, 2009 at Soldiers Memorial Chapel at Christians United in Ft. Harrison, IN 46216. If desired, condolences or memorial contributions (Michael's Fund) can be sent to their church. Arrangements handled by Fountain Square Mortuary, Indianapolis, IN.
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BRYAN -- H. Lee Bryan was born in Corinth, Mississippi on March 25, 1937. He was the son of Howard L. Bryan, Sr. and Maggie Gresham Bryan. Lee passed away on April 9, 2009. Lee served in the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve and worked in various aspects of the oil industry before earning a degree in Petroleum Land Management from the University of Texas at Austin. In his early years he managed a folk music club and coffee house in Austin and booked acts including Janis Joplin and Jerry Jeff Walker. Lee worked for the Bureau of Land Management at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, the Outer Continental Shelf Office in New Orleans, and the Albuquerque District Office before completing his career at the Federal Executive Board. He had a passion for golf and a love for racing cars, motorcycles and piloting airplanes. Lee is survived by many good friends. He will be missed. A Memorial Gathering will take place on May 9, 2009 at his residence at 5:00 p.m. Call 292-5570 for more information.
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BUHL -- Kenneth W. Buhl, 92, passed away on April 23, 2009. 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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BURNS -- Scott R. (Scotty) Burns March 14, 1965 - April 28, 2008 It has been a year now, our hearts are still filled with pain. We miss you so much but we know that the fiddle playing has gotten better in Heaven. Your loving family
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CHAPLIN -- John W. Chaplin, 58, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2009. He is survived by his four children, Genevieve Chaplin, Rachel Chaplin and husband, Jonathan McCann, Elizabeth Chaplin and John Chaplin, all of Albuquerque; three grandchildren, Jonathan McCann, Jr., Christopher McCann and Salomon Matthies, all of Albuquerque; one sister, Julie Rhodes and husband, Jesse of Albuquerque; one brother, Terry Hammond of England; two nieces, Renee' Douglas and husband Brian, and Gayle Renshaw, all of Albuquerque; and three great-nieces, Meghan and Brooke Renshaw and Taylor McDermott of Albuquerque. John was preceded in death by his parents, Doris and Ray Ventura; sister, Deborah Boyer; brother, Francis Hammond; and his niece, Lisa Rhodes McDermott. He was born in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England on June 3, 1950. John became a US citizen in 1990. He served his Country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. John was a very devoted employee of UPS for over 30 years. He loved the outdoors, enjoying hunting and fishing. John was a loving father and friend. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 28, 2009, at 10:00 a.m., at Desert Springs Church, 705 Osuna Rd NE. Interment will take place at 3:00 p.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook for John at RememberTheirStory.com. French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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CLELAND -- Bertha E. Cleland, a resident of Albuquerque since 1967, died peacefully on Saturday, April 18, 2009 at age 95 with her family at her side. She was proud to be a native New Mexican, born to her parents Giuseppi and Maria Romiti on July 12, 1913 in Rayado, only one year after New Mexico became a state. She spent the first 41 years of her life in Raton and Colfax County and married John Cleland in Raton in 1933. She was a loving wife, devoted to and very proud of, her three children and their families. Bertha loved life and lived it to the fullest, involving herself in the PTA, Scouting, and supporting any activity in which her children participated. She was employed for many years by Kistler Collister in Albuquerque and particularly enjoyed fishing, gardening, and visiting with friends and relatives. Bertha is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, John H. and Irene Cleland and William J. and Sally Cleland of Albuquerque, and her daughter and son-in-law, Diana L. and Otto Schumacher of Spokane, WA. A sister, Rena King of Rio Rancho also survives her, as do eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nephews and nieces who live in various states of this country. Her husband John, her parents, four brothers, two sisters, one grandchild, and a great-grandchild preceded her in death. The family is very appreciative of the love and care given to Bertha by the staffs of the St. Catherine Heathcare and Rehabilitation Facility and Hospice of the Sandias. A Memorial Service honoring Bertha will be planned and held during the summer months to allow most of her family the opportunity to attend.
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COLWELL -- Allen M. Colwell, born September 19, 1958 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Allen passed away at the age of 50 on April 20, 2009. He is survived by his beloved wife of 25 years Frances A. Sosa, sons Moises and Mateo, daughters Eufemia and Lugarda and first grandson Landon Colwell; mother Margie Senteney, brothers Christopher and Woodrow Colwell and their children. He was proud to be a Marine, firefighter, welder, and biker, Jack of all trades and master of none - as he would often say. Allen enjoyed riding his motorcycle all over the Southwest, and he loved his family and friends. He would be found conversing happily with anyone, anywhere, no one was a stranger. Viewing to be at Direct Services, 2919 4th St. NW Albq, from 1-3 p.m., on Thursday, April 23, 2009. Memorial Services at Placitas Presbyterian Church Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 11 a.m. with reception at family home in Placitas.
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COMBS -- Mary Margaret Combs, 83, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2009. She was born October 20, 1925 in England. Mary was a war bride and came to the United States and lived in West Virginia, Alaska, and New Mexico. Survivors include her son, Roger and his wife, Patricia of Ft. Myers, FL. The family suggests donations to the American Heart Association, 2201 San Pedro NE Building 2, Suite 102, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Cremation has taken place. Please visit our online guestbook for Mary at RememberTheirStory.com. French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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COTTON -- Cotton, Nancy (Nix-Hening) 12-25-46 to 01-10-09 Graduate of Valley High School 1964 A memorial gathering, May 2 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Haynes Park in Rio Rancho
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COUNTS -- Gwendolyn Jeanne Counts passed away at home in Sandia Park, NM on Monday, April 20, 2009. Gwen was born to Howard Sr. & Doris M Bare in Los Angeles, CA in 1925. She married Neal E Counts in 1951. Gwen was deeply interested in Native American History especially tribes located in the Southwest United States. She acquired and read many books related to American Indian history and traveled to reservations thoughout New Mexico. Mrs. Counts was always willing to share her knowledge of Native American history to all. Of equal interest to her were telling stories of the Wild West. Jessie James, Sheriff Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid were a few of the historical figures that were fascinating to her. When Gwen wasn't telling Wild West stories, she would talk of hauntings and apparitions, aka "spooky ghost stories". Mrs. Counts is survived by her husband; son Michael Counts and wife April of California; daughter Lori Luscomb and husband Paul of New Mexico; two grandchildren Amber Duncan and husband Matt, and Max Counts; and great grandson Cody Duncan. Services were held at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Friday, April 24, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Easter Seals Society of NM, 2819 Richmond Dr. NE, 87107. Please visit our online guestbook for Gwen at RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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CRABTREE -- Eugene Crabtree - (October 1938 - April 2009) Former Albuquerque High School educator Gene Crabtree passed away April 20, 2009 in Denver, CO. He was a devoted husband, brother, father, grandfather and dear friend to us all. He is survived by his wife and sweetheart of 31 years Susan; brother Eric Crabtree; daughters Sonrisa Crabtree, Arianne Carroll and husband Chris, Leah Granfield, Nisse Edwards and husband Darryl; grandchildren Douglas and Jaylen Case, Brelin and Sydney Carroll. He is also survived by so many cherished friends that he made along the way and never forgot. Gene brightened our days with his smile and unique character. He will be greatly missed! In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Archuletta County 4H Club c/o Archuletta County Extension Attention, Sandy Caves Office PO Box 370, Pagosa Springs, CO. Messages can be forwarded to family through Edwards114@msn.com
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CRESPIN-KHOU -- Cecilia (Cece) Crespin-Khou, 33, was called home by our Heavenly Father on Thursday, April 23, 2009, after a four-year courageous battle with cancer, which she fought tooth and nail and always with a smile on her face. Cecilia is survived by her loving husband Meng Khou, who never left her side; loving son Vincent Crespin; parents Cecil and Leticia Crespin; brother Mark Crespin, nephew Luke whom she adored; Grandma Eulalia Leyba; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and countless friends. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Macedonio Leyba, Rose Baker, and Frank Crespin, Sr. Cecilia who was loved by all who were blessed to know her and will be truly missed. She fought hard and never showed her pain and was ready with a smile on her face to console us rather than give into her pain. Thank you Dr. Meera and Dr. Dayao who not only gave her the best professional care and support but also came to truly know and love her personally, not just as a patient but as a friend. Thank you to her Chemo nurse Kathy who always managed to make us laugh. Her pharmacist Marcus (you're the best) and to all the wonderful doctors, nurses, receptionists, and staff at Lovelace Oncology and Lovelace Hospital who not only provided the best care but also demonstrated their love and support to Cecilia and her family. Thank you Auntie Yoli and cousin Liz for helping care for her day and night during her final days. Pallbearers will be Vincent Crespin, Mark Crespin, Ron Crespin, Andy Leyba, Ray Leyba, Rudy Abeyta. Honorary Pallbearers will be; Alex Teymoori, Eric Leyba, Andrew Leyba, John Sandoval, Mike Rivera and Michael Leyba. A visitation will be held beginning at 6:00 p.m., at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Sunday, April 26, 2009, and Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m., also at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Sunday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, April 27, 2009 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. 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 87102 505-243-5222
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DAUBER -- Leroy Dauber, born November 25, 1955, passed away on Monday, April 20, 2009. He was a life long resident of Martineztown and retired from the City of Albuquerqure. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Danielle; his parents, Ben and Priscilla Dauber; and his brother-in-law, Tony Pacheco. He is survived by his son, Matthew Dauber; brothers, Benjamin Dauber and Rick Dauber and wife, Tina; sisters, Jeanette Sanchez and husband, Rafael, Lily Pacheco, and Lucille Padilla and husband, Gerald; and numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. at 2nd Presbyterian Church, 812 Edith NE ( corner Edith and Lomas NE).
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DAVIS -- RANDOLPH WESLEY DAVIS Our dear Randy, born on February 19, 1952 in Santa Fe, NM, died on April 15, 2009 in Los Angeles, CA. His father, Stan Davis; and brother, Patrick Davis precede him. His surviving mother, Zulema Davis; sister, Felice Rodriguez; numerous nieces; nephews; grand nieces and nephews, all residing in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, NM, will sincerely miss Randy. A 1970 graduate of Santa Fe High, his first year of collage was at Ft. Lewis in Durango, CO. Randy went on to earn multi degrees in architecture, engineering, and business at Arizona State University. Working in all these disciplines was his passion, as well as traveling the world. He treasured his hikes in the Aspen woods of Santa Fe's Hyde Park and the hills of Santa Barbara. His time was spent between homes in Los Angeles and Santa Fe. 25 of his 57 years were lived honorably navigating Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma - with never a moment of self-pity. Randy's humor, style, tenacity, strength, and courage will be remembered by his loving family and dear friends. Private Services are being held by the family. Donations in his honor may be made to: The Carmelite Monastery, 49 Mt. Carmel Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87505.
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DAZZO -- Gertrude Donnelly Dazzo, a resident of Albuquerque since 1956, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2009. She was a graduate of the University of Colorado where she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority, and took postgraduate work at the University of California at Berkley. Gertrude taught English at Aguilar High School, Aguilar, CO for four years. The Colorado Employment Security Department, the Office of Price Administration and the War Department in Denver, CO, employed her. She was a legal secretary with the firm of Dazzo and Nigro in Trinidad, CO. Gertrude was an active member of the American Association of University Women and served as President of the Trinidad Branch. She was a founding member of the Museum of Albuquerque, serving eight years on the Board of Trustees and two years as President of the Museum of Albuquerque Association (now Albuquerque Museum Foundation). At the time of her death, Gertrude was a Life Member of the Foundation. She was a member of the American Contract Bridge League in Albuquerque, holding the rank of Life Master. Gertrude participated in various other community volunteer activities in Albuquerque. Her husband Nicholas C. Dazzo preceded her in 2001. Gertrude is survived by her nieces, Marcella (Sally) Hudson of Pueblo, CO, Karen Donnelly of Allison Park, PA, Jo Ann Clements and husband, Bill of Albuquerque; nephews, Jack Donnelly and wife, Carolyn of Glenshaw, PA, Sam Dazzo, Jr. and wife, Vicki and family of Albuquerque; grandnieces, Sarah Price of Fairfax, VA, Amy Brinker and family of Pueblo, CO, Jackie Kerby Moore of Albuquerque; cousins, William Donnelly of Santa Fe, Laura Donnelly Parsons and husband, David of Santa Fe, Carolyn Donnelly of Albuquerque, and Jan Wolak and husband, Frank of Albuquerque. A celebration of her life will take place with her family and friends Tuesday, April 28, 2009. For information on time and place call her nephew Sam Dazzo Jr. at 280-9332 or her cousin, Laura Donnelly (505)577-4044. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Albuquerque Museum Foundation, PO Box 7006, 87194 or the charity of your choice. Please visit our online guestbook for Gertrude at RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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DOLK -- Joan Elaine Dolk passed away after a brief illness on April 14, 2009. Joan was born July 26, 1929 to John and Elda Shawkey in Polk, Pennsylvania. Joan was an avid business woman and entrepreneur and spent much of her life, beginning in the early 1970's, in the Jemez Mountains along with her late husband Raymond Dolk where they established successful businesses. Included in these ventures were Dolk's Amber Lodge and Dinner Bell Restaurant, The Los Ojos Saloon and later the La Cueva Steak House, now the Elk Mountain Lodge which was built by Joan and her sons. Since that time, she spent much of her later years in the Rio Rancho area as a loving member of the Covenant Christian Church, later devoting time and energy to Rio West Congregation as well. Her church life was most important to her although she maintained an active role in the Elk Mountain Lodge, operated by her son, Terry Stright. Joan developed an interest in art and over the years produced many paintings often given to friends and family as gifts. Her art work included images of the Southwest, such as church missions and pueblos. Throughout her life Joan touched the lives of many people who will never forget her. She was preceded in death by many loved ones, including husbands, sisters, brothers, and two of her children, Sandra Elaine and Leland Tab Stright. An extensive family of survivors includes three children, three step-children, and their families; twelve grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the Covenant Christian Church, 6380 Iris Rd. NE, Rio Rancho. A reception at the Church will be immediately following. Those who wish to send condolences may do at www.danielsfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Covenant Christian Church, 6380 Iris Rd. NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87144. Arrangements are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Road SE Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124 (505) 892-9920
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DUBEN -- Nora K. Duben was lifted into our Lord's loving arms April 22, 2009 at the age of 87. Born to Frank and Nellie Sepnieski, Inn keepers in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, on November 11, 1921. She married Joseph J. Duben and began a family. In 1952, with children in tow, Joe and Nora moved to New Mexico. They lived in Albuquerque and Los Alamos while raising their five children and two Cuban refugees, Mimi and Kiki Sabates. She was a Green Bay Packer fan and loved to watch the games with her family. Nora had her own drapery business in the 1970's and loved to please her clients through her creations. The past few years she has called Hutchison Assisted Living her home. Nora's family would like to thank the staff and residents for the loving care and many kindnesses bestowed on her. Nora was a loving and caring daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. She was loved by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph J. Duben; daughter, Tina Gray; grandchildren, Ronnie Mervyn, Terry Mervyn, Jennifer (Duben) Adams, and Tyler Fitzpatrick. Nora is survived by her brother Pat Sepnieski and wife Dee; children, Pat Mervyn, Joe Duben and wife Nancy, Ellen Flynn and husband Jim, Mickey Fitzpatrick and husband Ed, and son-in-law Paul Gray. She leaves behind her grandchildren, Cathy Vecchio and husband Pat, Stephen Duben, John Flynn and wife Kris, Kelly Flynn and Laura, Ryan Gray, and Kyle Gray; 11 great grandchildren, Josh, Katie, Joe, Caleb, Keith, Lorren, Justin, James, Jasmine, Bailey, and Emmett. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. at Daniels Family Funeral Services, Wyoming Chapel. In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made in Nora's name to Animal Humane Society of NM, 615 SE Virginia NE, 217-0301. 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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DUFOUR -- Gerald Robert Dufour, 78, passed away surrounded by family on April 18, 2009. Gerald retired from Honeywell in Albuquerque after 30 years, and was an avid golfer his entire life. Gerald is survived by his wife of 54 years, Virginia; daughters Denise Palmquist and husband Jack of Phoenix, AZ, Kathy Casanova and husband Eugene of Albuquerque, and Liz Dufour and husband Jim Callaway of Cincinnati, OH; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place.
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ERVIN -- Russell M., age 80, a resident of Albuquerque, NM, passed away on Thursday, April 23 2009. He was born in LaPorte, Indiana on March 3, 1929. Russell served in the U. S. Army just after WWII and was a teacher for APS for over 30 years. After his retirement he worked at UNM's Health Sciences Library. Russell is survived by his sons Joel Ervin and wife June, Jeremy Ervin and wife Jonni Sue, daughter Rachel Chick; six grandchildren, his brothers Robert Ervin and wife Marilyn, and Jim Cox and wife Sara. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at 10 a.m. at Daniels Family Funeral Services, Carlisle Chapel. Russell'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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FAZIO -- Helen Fazio, 82, The family would like to thank all of their relatives and friends who attended the Memorial Service, Rosary and Funeral Services. They would also like to express their gratitude for all the love, care and compassion that has been shown to them. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW (505) 247-4124 www.salazarandsons.com
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FIRTH -- Harry Bell Firth, age 85, passed away on April 23, 2009 in Albuquerque, NM. Born December 25, 1923 in Safford, AZ. Harry was a United States Navy veteran of WWII and Korea. He is survived by his sons William (Beverly) and Robert and granddaughters Sandy and Cyndi Firth. Harry lived most of his life in Southern California where he owned his own insurance agency. He loved poetry, ballroom dancing, and international travel. Please visit our online guest book for Harry at RememberTheirStory.com French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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FITZWATER -- Marie Theresa Fitzwater was born on April 3, 1959 and passed away on April 16, 2009. Her family would like to thank their many friends and relatives whose sympathy and thoughtfulness will always be remembered and deeply appreciated. RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo NE 764-9663
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FORD -- John J. Ford, age 65, a resident of Albuquerque, NM, passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2009. John was born in Memphis, TN to John and Clair (Unruh) Ford on October 4, 1943. John is survived by his wife, Eileen Sanchez, his brother Michael J. Ford and wife Patricia, sisters, Barbara Clair McIlvaine and husband Donald, Kathleen Ann Connors and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law Tom Connors. A Memorial Service has not been planned at this time. John'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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FRANKLIN -- Douglas Richard Franklin (B April 23, 1953) lost his courageous 5-yr. battle against cancer on April 14, 2009. He grew up in Albuquerque, NM, attending Del Norte HS and UNM. Douglas obtained his PhD at USU in Logan, Utah, and then taught at colleges in Nevada and Wyoming. His past 21 years were spent as an associate professor teaching agricultural economics at SDSC in Brookings, South Dakota, enriching the lives of students and friends with his humor and kindness. He is survived by his wife, Kay; children, Rachel, Matthew, and Sarah; mother, Mary Elena; sister, Maureen Rizzoli; brothers, Ronald, Mark, James, and Lawrence Franklin; and many other relatives. He was predeceased by his brother Timothy. Douglas will be dearly missed by all.
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HUENEFELD -- LeRoy H. "Roy" Huenefeld, Jr., 86, passed away quietly on April 21, 2009. He has joined his wife of 54 years, Louise May Huenefeld, in heaven. Born in Bryan, Ohio on October 13, 1922, he joined the U. S. Navy and was a World War II disabled veteran. He moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1947 and graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1949. He then began a career working for Sandia National Laboratory until his retirement in 1972. He continued to remain a summer resident of Albuquerque and spend his winters in Naples, FL. "Roy" will always be remembered by his many friends as a shrewd real estate investor and avid world traveler, by his family for his constant love and support, and by St. Ann Church in Naples, FL as an usher and weekly money counter. Roy is survived by his son, LeRoy (Loretta) III of Naples, FL; two daughters, Cynthia (Bill) Karver of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and Lynn (Bruce) Thomas of Tampa, FL. His pride and joy were his five grandchildren, Jamie, Crystal, Jason (Melissa), Kristi, and Christine. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Jeremy. Visitation was on Thursday, April 23, 2009 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church, 475 9th Ave. S., Naples, FL. Mass of Christian Burial was on Friday, April 24, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church with interment in Naples Memorial Gardens. Donations in Roy's honor may be made to the Gulf Coast Runners/Beach Bum Scholarship Fund for Underprivileged Children, Box 8636, Naples, FL 34101. www.fullerfuneralhome.com Naples, FL (239) 592-1611
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HURLEY -- Zenobia E. "Nobie" Hurley, passed away at her home after a short illness on Tuesday, April 21, 2009. Nobie had been a resident of Albuquerque since 1960. She was very active in her Catholic community and a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. She was a founding member and lifetime booster for St. Pius X High School and a loyal volunteer for the Republican Party. Nobie was dedicated and skilled as Director of Volunteer Services for St. Joseph Healthcare System from 1977 to 1997. She truly made a significant difference in the quality of life of all those she encountered: auxilians, volunteers, staff, families and patients. She truly loved her friends and their weekly bridge parties. But her greatest joys in life were her children and grandchildren. She was their most loyal fan and supporter through good times and bad. She loved cooking for family gatherings and everyone was always welcome! She was born May 31, 1929, to Adelaide and Cornelius Whelan in Owatonna, MN, and graduated from Mercy School of Nursing in Portsmouth, OH. Nobie is survived by her five children, John of Grand Junction, CO, Timothy and wife, Kathy of Placitas, NM, Neal, Lonny and wife, Barbara, Peggy and husband, Wayne, all of Albuquerque, four grandchildren, Kurt, Kimberly, Jay, and Connor; two sisters, Betty Rasmussen of Palatine, IL and Carol Gustafson of Albuquerque; and many nieces and nephews. Nobie loved her Catholic faith, the Republican Party, her country, Notre Dame Football, and most of all her family and large circle of friends. In turn, she was adored by everyone who knew her and was admired for her wonderful sense of humor, quick wit, and never ending generosity. Rosary will be recited Sunday, April 26, 2009, 7:00 p.m., at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 4020 Lomas Blvd. NE, Mass will be celebrated Monday, April 27, 2009, 10:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Fatima Church, with entombment immediately following at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In addition to flowers, contributions may be made to your favorite charity. Nobie was such a giving person, she would be honored with any of your choices. "We love you Mom and Grandma! You were the BEST and our lives have been blessed by having you with us every step of the way! Say HI to Aunt Pat for all of us. Please visit our online guestbook for Nobie at RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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INGRAM -- James Brett Ingram was born in Cuba, NM, on July 29, 1958. He passed away on April 23, 2009 after fighting a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He graduated from Cuba High School in 1976 and served in the US Navy from 1980 to 1984. He is survived by his son Sean & daughter-in-law Joanne, and his most precious granddaughter Hannah; his mother Melba; sister Rhonda & her husband Don; niece Andrea & her husband Chris; and many, many other relatives, as well as too many friends to count. He was preceded in death by his father James. Services will be held at the La Jara Community Center on Monday, April 27th at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Lindrith Cemetery in Lindrith, NM. Pallbearers will be Bernie Meeks, Orlan Meeks, Loyd Ingram, Chris Thomas, Don Dimas, and Mark Dimas, and honorary pallbearer Hannah Ingram. Please visit our online guest book for Brett at RememberTheirStory.com French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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JACOBO -- Manuel Mendoza Jacobo was born on November 20, 1934 and passed away on April 24, 2009. A visitation will be held at 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., on Monday, April 27, 2009 with Rosary to follow at Riverside Funeral Home. The Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at Riverside Funeral Home.
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JOHNSON -- Arthur Lee Johnson, Sr., 80, born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, and long time resident of Albuquerque, NM, went to be with our Heavenly Father on Tuesday, April 21, 2009. He was preceded in death by his parents Perriman and Coralee Johnson; and his brothers, Perriman Johnson and Jim Johnson. He is survived by his beloved wife of 36 years, Carmen G. Johnson; his children, Margaret Selmeyer and husband Kiven, of Greenfield, Indiana, Arthur L. Johnson, Jr., of Abq., N.M. and Wesley Allen Johnson and wife Judy of Abq., N.M.; five (5) grandchildren; three (3) great-grandchildren; his brother, William Johnson and wife Wilma, residing in Germany; his brother-in-law Jose G. Gutierrez and wife Carol, of Abq., N.M.; dear niece Juanita Booher and husband Keenan and two children Ian and Lucas, of Oregon; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Arthur was an Air Force Veteran who proudly served his nation during the Korean era and later retired from The University of New Mexico after working there for 25 years. He enjoyed traveling, especially to family reunions which he and his wife attended often. Arthur will be greatly missed by the family he loved so dearly. A Visitation will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Monday, April 27, 2009 at Garcia Mortuary. The Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 a.m. also at Garcia Mortuary with Interment following at The Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. on Monday. Pallbearers will be Raymond Gutierrez, Jr., Jonathan Garcia, Leonard Gutierrez, Guillermo Talamante, Marino Talamante and Randy Padilla. Honorary Pallbearer will be Jose G. Gutierrez and Juan Gutierrez. 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 87102 505-243-5222
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KNOWLTON -- Arthur "Art" Knowlton, 61, passed away April 20, 2009. He was born on September 16, 1947 to Frances and Arthur Knowlton, in Daytona Beach, Florida. Art is survived by his wife of 34 years, Carol Knowlton; mother, Frances Branch, of West Hartford, CT; two children, Sheri and her husband, Dr. Paul Hudak, of Cross Roads, TX, and Tracy Knowlton and Lawrence Armijo, of Belen; three special children - Mitch, Rilee, and Blaine who called him Grandpa; sisters-in-law, Julie Goode and husband Stanley, of Wallingford, CT, Pam Brylanski and her husband Joe, of Abilene, TX; mother-in-law, Josie Jimmo, of Belfast, ME; niece, Laurene and husband David Gade, of Wallingford, CT. He leaves behind close friends Levi Venegas and Marie, Mike, Lisa and David Singer. He has been a resident of Albuquerque since June of 1978. Art had worked for various Bell Tele-Communication Groups for 40 years after discharge from the Army. He was involved with the NM Trout Fishing Association and the Telephone Pioneers. He was an avid outdoorsman. Art's true loves were his family and fly fishing. He was devoted to his wife and children and loved spending time with them. Art closely followed NHL hockey and NASCAR and was a season ticket holder for the NM Scorpions. Special thanks to Dr. Dennie Jones for his exceptional care and encouragement. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, May 29, 2009 at 7:00 p.m., at Daniels Family Funeral Services, Wyoming Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Art's honor to the NM Trout Fishing Assn. P.O. Box 3276, Albuquerque, NM 87190-3276, newmexicotrout@gmail.com 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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KUCERA -- Martha Elizabeth Kucera was born on May 12, 1931 and went into the arms of her Lord and Savior after being gently loved and held by her husband, Gary on April 21, 2009. She is preceded in death by her mother Verna Bee Barker who passed in 1989, her father Howard S. Chandler who passed in 1938, and her brother Howard Chandler who passed in 1951. Leaving here to mourn her passing is her husband Gary Kucera of Rio Rancho, NM; beloved son and wife Byron and Ann Lawless of Rio Rancho, NM; grandson Ryan Lawless of Santa Fe, NM; sister Dolores Hudgens of Rio Rancho, NM; and brother Robert Rice and wife Susie of Branson, MO; and many nieces and nephews. Martha graduated from Deming High School and was a teacher there for 28 years. She received her Bachelors and Masters degree at Western New Mexico University in Sliver City, NM. A visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 26, 2009 at Riverside Funeral Home. A service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 27, 2009 at Celebration Baptist Church, 5620 Laredo, Rio Rancho, NM, with the burial to follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the children's home in Portales, NM or the diabetes foundation. Arrangements in care of RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo NE 764-9663
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KULIGOWSKI -- Marie Ackerle Kuligowski, 100, a resident of Haddon Heights, NJ, passed away on April 21, 2009. Mrs. Kuligowski was born on February 25, 1909. She is survived by her son, Wallace Kuligowski, DDS, and his wife, Kate, and their son, Kurt, who are all of Albuquerque. She is also survived by her daughter, Marie Hansen, grandsons, Chris Hansen, and granddaughter, Maria Schmall, all of NJ; and grandsons, Scott Hanson, of VA, and Carl Hansen of MA. Services will be held in New Jersey. Those who wish to send condolences in care of: Daniels Family Funeral Services 1100 Coal Ave SE Albuquerque, NM 87106 505-842-8800
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LACKEY -- Dorothy Colleen Lackey, known as Colleen by friends and family, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at the age of 79 in her Albuquerque home. She was born on July 26, 1929 to Ralph and Lucy Coppala. She is survived by her daughter, Alayne White and Alayne's husband, Joe of Lexington, KY; grandchildren, Alex Lackey and fiancee Vanessa Strobbe, Colleen Lackey, Aaron White and his wife, Ashley, and Adam White and Rachel Carter; sister-in-law, Sue Coppala of Charlotte, NC; four nieces and nephews and their families; special friends, Jan Carrilo, Susie Maes, Barbara Martin, and Julie Kesti. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her son, Robert Lackey on March 2, 2008; and her brother, Leonard Coppala. Colleen was a remarkable piano player, singer and artist. She crafted exquisite needlepoint pictures and was wonderfully talented with watercolor. She was a kind and gracious spirit who brought life and laughter to those she loved. Her relentless support and care gave many the opportunity to live lives they otherwise wouldn't have been able to, and her generosity will never be forgotten. A private time of remembrance will be held at the family home on Monday, April 27, 2009. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the American Arthritis Foundation, 1330 West Peachtree St. NW, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA. 30309. Please visit our online guestbook for Dorothy at RememberTheirStory.com French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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LEEPER -- Toney. Perhaps you brought or served food. Perhaps you sent a lovely card or sat quietly in a chair. Perhaps you sent a floral piece, if so, we saw it there. Perhaps you spoke the kindest words as any friends could say; perhaps you were not there at all, just thought or prayed for us that day. Whatever part the Lord had you play to console our hearts, we thank you so much and may He bless each one of you. The family of Toney Leeper. French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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LEHMANN -- Barbara Taylor Lehmann, age 82, passed away peacefully at home with her family in Port Aransas, Texas on April 17, 2009. She never smoked but fought her lung cancer for almost four years and enjoyed life to the end. She was born March 27, 1927 in Syracuse, New York and graduated from High School in Syracuse with a New York State full tuition scholarship to Syracuse University. She helped pay for college by working on B-24 bombers in 1945, an electrical factory in 1946, and the City Health Lab in 1947. In the Spring Quarter 1946, she was a Physics student with a Lab Instructor Bill Lehmann, who had just returned from WWII. In the Fall Quarter of 1946 she registered for an advanced course in Physics while her previous Lab Instructor was working at Registration two tables down. He noticed, she noticed, they had a horseback riding date that weekend, and they got married two years later. Barbara earned her BS and MS in Foods Chemistry at Syracuse while Bill earned his MS and Ph.D. in Physics. They both were elected to the Physics Honorary Sigma Pi Sigma and Barb earned a patent in foods and was elected to full membership in the National Scientific Honorary Sigma Xi. They joined the Faculty of the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright Field in Dayton, OH as Air Force Civilians where they began their family of four daughters and one son. She did all the work to move them to the Pentagon, then to Bolling Air Force Base, and then Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico where her husband became the first Civilian Director of the Air Force Weapons Lab. She served as the first Air Force Civilian on the Board of the Kirtland Officers' Wives Club. They joined the University of New Mexico Faculty in 1986 and are members of the UNM Popejoy Society. They retired and moved to Port Aransas in 1992. Barbara served over 50 years with the Girl Scouts; her last troop was in Albuquerque. She was active with Albuquerque Rotary Club Wives where Bill as a Paul Harris Fellow. She was active with St. John's and St. Marks-on-the-Mesa Episcopal Churches in Albuquerque. She loved and is loved by her children Jody Nelson of Virginia, Rick Lehmann of Texas, Kathy Williams of Delaware, Wendy Wulff of Arizona, and Christi O'Conner of Los Lunas, NM. She has 11 grandchildren and one and a half great-grandchildren, including grandson Billy Lehmann and great-granddaughter Isabela Lehmann in Albuquerque. She donated her body to the UT Houston Medical Center. A Memorial Service will be held at Trinity-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Port Aransas at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 3, 2009. Donations may be made to Trinity-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, PO Box 346, Port Aransas, TX 78373 for its community outreach.
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LESTER -- Patricia Mary Lester, 85, passed away on April 17, 2009. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Jack Wilkins; and her son, Nicolas Magnum. After 25 years as a dedicated homemaker, she graduated with a BA from California State College, at age 50. She retired from the State of NM after ten years as a Case Worker. She was an independent woman of great strength and character, patient, kind, and caring. She was a lifelong "Mom Extraordinaire". She shared her love of learning, reading, and concern for children's growth and development as a long-time volunteer tutor. She derived great joy from giving to others whether family, friends, or families in need. Always "on the go" she was active into her senior years with 4H, Purple Hats, Hearing Loss Assoc., water aerobics, Silver Sneakers, Animal Humane, and "shopping till you drop". At Patricia's request no services will be held. Contributions in her memory may be made to Barrett House, 10300 Constitution, NE, 87112 or to Animal Humane- New Mexico, 615 Virginia SE, 87106. Those who wish to send condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com Patricia's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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MADSEN -- Merietta M. Madsen of Albuquerque, New Mexico, passed away April 9, 2009 at the age of 84. She was born January 7, 1925 to Floyd and Helen Southard, (stepfather, Bernard Johansen). Merrietta and her family moved to Brush, CO at an early age where she attended school and graduated high school. She was married to William G. Madsen. They were married 56 years. Her husband preceded her in death in 2003. She had one son, Gary Madsen of Amarillo, TX; two granddaughters, and three great-grandchildren. Merrietta requested there be no services. Cremation took place April 10, 2009 at Daniels Family Funeral Services. Interment will be in Brush, CO. She will rest beside her beloved husband, William "Bill" Madsen. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. 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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MARQUEZ -- Anthony B. Marquez, 53, a resident of Albuquerque passed away on April 22, 2009. Anthony is survived by his daughter, Deborah Marquez and Nate Windham; his granddaughter, Alicia Windham; his wife, Molly Marquez; his sister, Gloria Garcia and fiance, Eddie Gonzales; his brother, Ross Marquez and fiancee, Cynthia Arrosa; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Anthony was a member of the Catholic Church and he had a passion for his horses. Visitation will be Sunday, April 26, 2009, in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel, from 3:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 4:00 p.m. Final visitation will be Monday at Holy Family Catholic Church, 562 Atrisco SW from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9:00 a.m., a Franciscan Friar, presider. Interment will follow at Santa Clara Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Nate Windham, Gilbert Gallegos, Jacobo Carter, Jerry Chavez, Eddie Gonzales, and Germain Carter . Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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MARR -- Othella Virginia Marr, 88, passed away Friday, April 24, 2009 in Belen. She was born August 11, 1920 in Shamrock, TX, a daughter of Elgin and Laura Bell. She married Alton Marr, April 18, 1938 in Mountainair, NM; he died November 30, 1989. Survivors include several nieces and nephews, and many old friends. Othella was preceded in death by her parents and one sister. Funeral Service will be conducted Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at Los Chavez Baptist Church, 9 Los Chavez Park Rd, Belen, New Mexico where visitation will take place 30 minutes prior to the Services. Interment will follow at Sandia Memory Gardens, 9500 San Pedro N.E. Albuquerque, NM. Please visit our online guestbook for Othella at RememberTheirStory.com French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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MARTINEZ -- Joe A. Martinez, age 75, passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2009. He was born on September 22, 1933, at Menaul School to Alfredo and Matilda Martinez. He was preceded in death by his son Aaron Lee Martinez. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary Jo; daughters Alberta Hunt and husband Greg, and Lavonne Shawn and husband Doug; grandchildren Melissa Paredes and husband Daniel, Jennifer Hunt, Ashley Robinson, Jessica Shawn, Justin Shawn and his wife Tara; and siblings Jean Morgan and Alfredo Martinez. Joe was a long-standing member of Heights Cumberland Prebyterian Church for 43 years where he was an elder, head usher, and in REACT. He was also a member of Mesa Grande Civitan for 26 years. Joe retired from the New Mexico State Highway Department after 30 years. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. at Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 8600 Academy Blvd. NE. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Good Samaritan Fund at Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
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MATHES -- Mark Allen Mathes, a resident of Albuquerque since 1983, and founder of Water Resources, Inc. in New Mexico died on Thursday, April 23, 2009 at the age of 54. Mark is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 19 1/2 years, Barbara; stepson, Scott Green of Rochester, NY; stepdaughter, Sheri Westgate (David); three granddaughters, Marisa and Tiffany both of Albuquerque and Christina, serving in the US Air Force. Mark's other surviving family members include his mother, Helen Georgia Mathes; a sister, Cheryl Kay Mathes; two brothers, Douglas Brien and Daryl Ray (Laurie B.) Mathes of Wichita, KS; two nephews, Matt and Kyle Mathes of Wichita; two nieces, Kelly Robinson of TN and Jordan Blackledge of NE; several great nieces and nephews. Last but not least, his favorite dog, Bo. His father, Durant (D) B. Mathes, a manufacturing jeweler in Wichita, KS, preceded Mark in death. The support from Mark's family, including uncles John Schaeffer of St. Augustine, FL, Al Schaeffer and wife Carol of Kansas City, MO, and aunt Helen (Mrs. Duane) Schaeffer of Shawnee, KS, has been immeasurable. Mark, an avid outdoorsman and fisherman, experienced the joy of a trusted relationship with close and personal friends and business associates. A celebration of Mark's life will be held at Mark and Barbara's home, 7413 Arvada NE. on Monday, April 27, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, Mark had suggested that any memorials be made to the organization of the giver's choice. The family also suggests that you consider: Heartland Hospice, 4001 Indian School Rd NE Ste 300, Albuquerque, NM 87110; MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1400 Holcombe Blvd # 423, Houston, TX 77030; or to the WWII Museum, Wash. D.C. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008.
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MCDANEL -- MaryAnne McDanel, age 83, passed away April 24, 2009 two days shy of her 84th birthday. A loving mom, mother-in-law, grandmother and friend whose sweet smile and sense of humor will be greatly missed. She is preceded in death by her husband Dillard McDanel, and her son Michael Carroll. She is survived by her three daughters Tracy Madigan and husband Dave, Julie McDanel and partner Gerald Rodriguez, and Melissa Brittelle and partner David Steele. MaryAnne had six grandchildren that gave her many years of love, laughter and pure joy, Greg Brittelle, Kristopher, Scott and CraigMortensen, Jordan and Reagan Madigan.Thanks to Skies Healthcare Nursing staff for your loving care. A special thanks to the doctors, nurses and techs at Lovelace Westside for your gentle care and kindness during our moms last days. RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo NE 764-9663
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MCGUIRE -- Clelia M. McGuire, 82, a resident of Rio Rancho passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2009. Clelia was born September 28, 1926 the daughter of Guy and Lucille Lamb Shoemaker in Wichita, Kansas. Clelia married her high school sweetheart, Jack W. McGuire. He preceded her in death in 1996. Prior to moving to Rio Rancho in 1992, Clelia and her husband lived in Ojo Caliente, NM. There she had a large flower and vegetable garden and continued to express her creativity through quilting and crocheting. She is survived by her children, Cheryl McGuire of Rio Rancho, Patrick McGuire of Rio Rancho, and Martin McGuire of Albuquerque; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Monday, April 27, 2009 at 2:00 p.m., in the Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services, Sara Rd. at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho. For those who wish to send condolences, you may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com Arrangements are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Road SE Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124 (505) 892-9920
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MONDRAGON -- Mela Eve Mondragon was born in Villanueva, New Mexico on April 11, 1943. Long time resident of Albuquerque, she quietly passed away on April 23, 2009. She is survived by her devoted husband Eddie Mondragon; beloved children, Maxine Galvez, and Edward Mondragon; eight grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, and many, many other relatives, as well as too many friends to count. Mela had a passion for learning and proudly received an Associate of Arts in Human Service and a Bachelor of University Studies degree from UNM. She worked for Social Security office before retiring, and had been an active participant on several committees. She enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, reading, and spending time with her family. Mela was a member of St. Bernadette's Church and will be greatly missed. A Service will be held at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at St. Bernadette's Church, 1800 Martha St. N.E. Mela was a very giving and loving person and will stay in everyone's hearts forever.
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MORA -- George. The family of George Mora thanks their many friends and relatives whose sympathy and thoughtfulness will always be remembered and deeply appreciated. RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo NE 764-9663
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MYERS -- Ronald Myers, 74, a resident of Albuquerque since 1964, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2009. He is survived by his wife of 48 years Dora Myers of Albuquerque; son Ron Myers and wife Charmayne of Colleyville TX; grandchildren Miranda and James Myers, also of Colleyville, TX; brother Jack Myers and wife Gina of Arcadia, OK; sister-in-law Miriam Myers of Dallas, TX; and many nieces and nephews. Ronald coached little league baseball with the Mile High Little League. He served in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Myers was a member of the American Legion Post 49. He worked as an Air Traffic Controller for over 16 years. Ronald also taught as an Air Traffic Control Instructor in Oklahoma City, OK. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Lomas Chapel, Sunday, April 26, 2009 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 2201 San Pedro NE, Building 2, Suite 102, 87110. Please visit our online guestbook for Mr. Myers at RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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OSTHEIMER ST. GEORGES -- Barbara April 3, 1929 - April 16, 2009 Barbara Ostheimer St. Georges, 80, of Rio Rancho, NM, passed away April 16, 2009. Barbara was born April 3, 1929, in Germantown, PA, the oldest child with three younger brothers, Jim, Tony and John, and a younger sister, Martha. She moved to New Mexico in 1973, after a divorce from her husband of 25 years, Joe St. Georges. Barbara and Joe had six children: Ken, Philip, Aimee, Lynn, Mark and Melanie. Sadly, two of her children pre-deceased her, Ken, in 1969 at age 20, and Philip, in 1998 at age 47. These two sons died very suddenly and she always felt that was so unfair, but she gained a new daughter in the process - Tracy Jacobs - who was engaged to Ken when he died and has been Barbara's daughter ever since. Barbara also suffered the loss of a son-in-law in 1999, Aimee's husband, Philip Thacher. Besides being survived by her four living children, Barbara also is survived by nine grandchildren: Luke, Kate, Jennifer, Molly, Cody, Rory, Savannah, Philip and Amber, and her siblings. Barbara dearly loved her children and grandchildren, but they were not her entire life. Barbara became interested in showing purebred cats in the 1950s and became a world-recognized breeder and Cat Fanciers Association (CFA) judge, earning her 45th-anniversary judging pin in 2006. Barbara's career helped her see the world on somebody else's dime and she traveled to judge cat shows in nearly all the U.S. states as well as countries as far-reaching as Brazil, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Germany, Belgium, France, Holland, Italy and most recently, in October 2008, Russia. Barbara was the president of the CFA Judging Association from 1974-77, served on the CFA Board of Directors for a number of years, and held numerous offices in local cat clubs for decades. When people think of Barbara, they think of a strong-willed/minded/bodied woman who did not let the pain of losing her sons, her divorce, and the wears and tears of an aging body slow her down. She was always ready for the next adventure and consistently showed the enthusiasm in life of a much-younger person. The "Rainbow Bridge" poem meant so much to Barbara, who knew in her heart that when she left this earth, she would meet the most-special animals she had in her 80 years, as well as her two sons and all the other loved ones who left before her. To paraphrase the poem, She has been spotted, and when she and her special friends (and family) finally meet, they cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon her face; her hands again caress the beloved heads, and she looks once more into the trusting eyes of her pets (and family), so long gone from her life but never absent from her heart. Together, Barbara, her sons, and other family members and friends who left before, along with her beloved pets, have now crossed Rainbow Bridge. A memorial service will be held for Barbara at 1 pm Friday, May 1, 2009 (a May Day celebration of Barbara's life), at the American Legion Post 49, 11007 Central Ave NE., Albuquerque, NM. Interment will follow later this year at the Pound Ridge, NY, cemetery, where she will finally join her two sons. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions in Barbara's name to the Joseph Kennedy St. Georges Scholarship Fund, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH. Please visit our online guestbook for Barbara at RememberTheirStory.com French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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PIERCE -- Inez S. The family of Inez S. Pierce thanks their many friends and relatives whose sympathy and thoughtfulness will always be gratefully remembered and deeply appreciated. Please visit our online guestbook for Inez at RememberTheirStory.com French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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RODGERS -- Larry "Dale" Rodgers, born April 21, 1943 in Ralls, Texas passed away in Albuquerque, NM on Friday, April 17, 2009 at the age of 65. He was a 20-year-resident of Albuquerque, NM. Dale graduated from Murrah High School in Jackson, Mississippi and graduated from Mississippi College in 1968. He served in the US Navy and was a US Forest Service Volunteer. Dale is preceded in death by his father, Thompson Deane Rodgers. He is survived by his mother, Frances. G. Rodgers; daughter, Terri Rodgers Popchoke; son, David Rodgers; sister, Becky Rodgers Comstock; son-in-law, Roy Popchoke; six grandchildren; two nieces and a nephew; Maggie Rodgers; and many other beloved friends and family. Services will be held at a later date. Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, American Cancer Society,10501 Montgomery Blvd NE Ste 300, Albuquerque, NM 87111 or the New Mexico State Police, P.O. Box 1628, Santa Fe, NM 87504-1628. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St, NW, ABQ, NM, 87107. 505 343
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RODRIGUEZ -- Mickey Michael Rodriguez In Loving Memory March 1, 1979 - April 26, 2006 Nothing Gold Can Stay Nature's first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf's a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. -Robert Frost
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ROLFS -- Ronald Dale Rolfs, 68, a resident of Albuquerque since 1972, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 23, 2009, after a courageous, nearly two-year battle with brain cancer. He was born March 7, 1941, in Ellsworth, KS, to Walter George and Lydia Esther Schroeder Rolfs. He grew up on the family farm near Lorraine, KS, along with his six older brothers and sisters. He received his B.A. from Sterling College, where he played basketball all four years, and a master's degree from Kansas State University. On August 1, 1964, Ron married Dorothy Mae Dobrinski of Geneseo, KS. From 1964 - 1968 they lived in Hutchinson, KS, where Ron taught biology and chemistry at Hutchinson High School. After graduating from the UMKC Dental School in 1972, Ron and the family moved to Albuquerque where Ron was stationed with the Indian Health Service, providing dental services for the people of Isleta and Jemez Pueblos. After leaving the Indian Health Service in 1974, Ron continued working as the full-time dentist for Isleta Pueblo for more than 20 additional years until a hand injury forced him to retire. After retirement, Ron enjoyed keeping busy with his many hobbies as well as with babysitting his grandsons. Ron was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, LaVerne Trebilcock and Arlene Prentice; and a brother, Melvin Rolfs. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Dorothy; two daughters and sons-in-law, Rhonda Anderson and husband Ken and Valerie Reynolds and husband Todd all of Albuquerque; one son and daughter-in-law, Bryan Rolfs and wife Martha of Chicago, IL; two grandsons, Forrest Sumruld and Oliver Anderson of Albuquerque; two sisters, Marilyn Nickel and Lois Slabach, both of Clearwater, KS; a brother and wife, Merle and Diane Rolfs, of Ft. Collins, CO; and many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, April 27, 2009, 10:00 a.m., in the Chapel of Hoffmantown Church, 8888 Harper Dr. NE, where Ron has been a member since 1972. Interment will take place in Lorraine Cemetery, Lorraine, KS. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Eagles Wings Youth Ranch, P. O. Box 465 Mountainair, NM 87036 or the New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation, 4901 Lang Ave. NE, 87109. Please visit our online guestbook for Ronald at RememberTheirStory.com French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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ROMERO -- John Romero. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all relatives and friends who were so kind and supportive during this difficult time in their lives. Special thanks are extended to Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church; the Pall Bearers; and to those who sent floral tributes, cards and food. Your kindness will always be remembered. Those who wish to send condolences may visit www.danielsfuneral.com Funeral Services were entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Alameda Mortuary 9420 Fourth Street NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 (505) 898-3160
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SCHULZ -- Carl Francis Schulz, age 91, peacefully passed away April 25, 2009 while in a nursing facility where he had been due to serious, multiple infections. He was born October 21, 1917 in Denver CO, son of Adolph and Elsie. Moving to Albuquerque in the early 1920's, he has been a resident ever since except for 10 years, just before and after WW II, when he, his wife (Betty) and son lived in Los Angeles. In his early years he graduated from Albuquerque High School, sang in the Albuquerque Boys Choir when it was founded, and hopped freight trains to ride into town to school. As father, he instilled some of those favorite things in his son, Carl Jr., such singing in the Albuquerque Boys Choir (in the '50s) and love of railroads (and Lionel trains). He loved hunting and fishing and was active supporting his son and others in Boy Scouts, taking them on many campouts. Once his son was on his own, Carl married Frances Carter, who was his wife for 47 years, until passing in 2006. With her he was involved in many of her charitable activities and numerous travels around the country and world. He was a plumber since WW II (plumbing the 1st 60+ homes in Rio Rancho), a member of Local 412, a Mason (Zia Daylight Lodge #77 AF&AM) , and a member of the American Legion. Carl is survived by his son, Carl Jr. and spouse Gloria now resident in Bernalillo, three grandchildren Richard Schulz, Antonia Todd and Carla Oyster plus great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; his sister Jeannette Hagood and numerous nieces and nephews, the Carter family in California. Graveside Services will be held Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 10:00a.m. at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. Visitation will be held on Monday, April 27, 2009 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at French Mortuary, Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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SICKELS -- Mary Sickels, 72, a resident of Albuquerque since 1946, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2009. She is survived by her sisters Fran Berglund and husband, Dale, Patricia Salge and husband, Gerry, all of Albuquerque; brothers, Fred McAchran and wife, Betty of Virginia Beach, VA, Robert McAchran and wife, Karen of Aztec, NM; sister-in-law, Julie McAchran, and many nieces and nephews. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Sickels, and brother, Wayne McAchran. Mrs. Sickels worked for Wal-Mart for 18 years where she will be remembered by many as the friendly person who greeted them. She had a passion for knitting and she donated countless caps, booties and blankets to newborns at local hospitals. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 11:00 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. N.E. Please visit our online guestbook for Mary at RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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SMITH -- Thelma Smith, 81, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 21, 2009. Thelma is survived by her two sons, Thomas Smith, and Robert Smith; one daughter, Chaya Maxwell; grandchildren, Charlotte Chimenti and husband, Damian, Andrew Smith, Madeline Smith, Calilah Ananda, Jade Ananda, Aliza Maxwell, Sam Maxwell, and Bryan Gibson; one great-grandchild, Alana Chimenti; and one niece, Judy Laporte and husband, John. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband, Preston Smith. Thelma will be dearly missed by all who knew her. The family wishes to send a special thanks to Presbyterian Hospice. Graveside Services will be held Monday, April 27, 2009, 11:00 a.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery, 501 Guadalupe St., Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501. Please visit our online guestbook for Thelma at RememberTheirStory.com French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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ST. JOHN -- Donna St. John, 82 years. Forty+ year resident of Albuquerque. Passed away on April 8, 2009. Survived by brother George Papazy; niece Cindy Edelen; nephew Steve Vamplew all of Detroit, MI. Predeceased in death by husbands Armand Abrams and Frank St. John; and sister Mari Vamplew. Donna was a perpetual entrepreneur with a love of entertaining. She ran Super Lady Enterprises, was a professional clown "DeeLee", professional square dance caller, concert pianist, multi-lingual with an emphasis on the French language. Had a love of opera and the fine arts. She was passionate in all her endeavors! Cremation through Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque with private family service conducted on April 19, 2009.To post comments go to: riverside225@yahoo.com
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STANLEY -- Richard Clark. Our Friend, Richard Stanley, passed away on April 17, at the Veterans Hospital at the age of 81. Richard or Dick as he was known by his friends was born on April 30, 1927, in Beverly, Massachusetts. He is survived by a daughter Leisa La Plante; and a son Brian Stanley both of Massachusetts; also three grandchildren; and three great-grand children. We will miss him very much. Service will be held in Santa Fe National Cemetery on April 30, 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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TARRICONE -- Joseph A. Tarricone, born January 7, 1925 in Brooklyn, New York, is now at eternal rest. Joseph served his country in World War II and the Korean War. Joe loved to cook for his family, neighbors and friends. He was an outgoing person who never met a stranger. Joseph is survived by his seven children Claire Evans, Aldo Tarricone and wife Cathy, Joseph Tarricone, Jacqueline Tarricone, Gina Chavez and husband Steve, Rosemary Tarricone-Wall and husband Renaldo, and Dean Tarricone; and 16 grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. Friends may visit on Friday, May 1, 2009, 6:00 p.m. at French Lomas Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. The Rosary and remembrance will follow at 7:00 p.m. Graveside Service with military honors will be Saturday, May 2, 2009, 10:00 a.m. at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 1100 Edith NE. Please visit our online guestbook for Joseph at RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd., NE (505) 275-3500
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TRODDEN -- John "Jack" Trodden, 75, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2009. He was born March 11, 1934 in Philadelphia, PA, a son of Michael and Anne Trodden. Jack married Marilyn Kadlec, June 20, 1959 in Albuquerque. He was a Korean War Naval Veteran. Jack retired from Sandia National Labs in 1994. Survivors include his wife, Marilyn of Albuquerque; two sons and one daughter, Tom and his wife Danielle, of Albuquerque; Bill and his wife Elena of Belen; Jackie and husband Todd Anderson, of California, MD; grandchildren, Matt, Caitlin, Taylor, Patrick, Mike, Ben, and Jake. He is also survived by his brother; Joe Trodden, of Philadelphia, PA. And many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Larry Trodden. The Holy Rosary will be recited Sunday, April 26, 2009 at 7:00 PM at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, April 27, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at John XXIII Catholic Community, 4831 Tramway Ridge Dr. NE with Father Charles Dougherty officiating. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to: New Mexico Boys and Girls Ranch, 5209 Hendrix Rd. NE 2nd Fl. Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110. Please visit our online guestbook for Mr. Trodden at RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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VIGIL -- Adelina Gonzales Vigil July 28, 1951 April 27, 2002 Thanks to all for your prayers and for remembering Adelina. Gonzales family Vigil family Rev. Jose Hernandez
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VIGIL -- Remigio "Ray". The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all relatives and friends for the kindness and support during this difficult time; and to those who sent floral tributes, cards and food. Your thoughtfulness will always be remembered. Those whom wish to send condolences may do so by visiting www.danielsfuneral.com Funeral Services were entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Alameda Mortuary 9420 Fourth Street NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 (505) 898-3160
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VOGEL -- Sara Louise Drypolcher Vogel Born in 1923 passed April 18, 2009. Sara lived a full and busy life. She graduated from Santa Fe High in 1941. She went on to complete a degree at UNM in English Literature in 1947. Sally, as her friends called her, had six children and a career. She worked for the Department of Public Welfare for many years before returning to UNM to get a chemistry degree so she could embark on her new career as a special chemist at the UNM Hospital Lab. She worked there for 25 years. After her retirement she couldn't sit still and worked for ten more years as an office assistant. Sally was a die hard Cowboys, Lobo, and Yankees fan. While at UNM she brought home honors for the women's swim team. Sally was an avid reader all her life and would read up to ten books a week while doing the New York Times Crossword puzzles in between chapters. She was a regular patron of the Cherry Hills Library. Sally enjoyed driving and owned several sports cars over the years which she gave names to like "Charlie Car" her Triumph Spitfire. She had a baby blue Malibu SS convertible and a fire engine red Rally Sport Camaro. Sally was preceded in death by her parents Louis and Margaret Drypolcher; her brothers Louis and Harry and her sister Shirley. She also lost two of her sons Eric and David. She is survived by her other children Gretchen Patterson, Lise Gorgone (David), Blake French and Byrnes Vogel (Ana). Sally also enjoyed the company of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We will miss you Mom. Please make a donation to the UNM Children's Hospital or the Barrett House Foundation if desired. 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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WILSON -- Howard L., age 92, a resident of Albuquerque, NM, for 41 years, passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2009. He was born in McPherson, Kansas on June 2, 1916. Howard served in the U. S. Army in WWII in the Pacific as a Master Sergeant. After the war he worked as a postal carrier, then owned and operated a farm in Kansas. In 1968 Howard moved to Albuquerque and worked at General Electric as a machinist where he retired in 1981. Howard is survived by his nephews, nieces, and brother-in-law. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed. Visitation will be Monday, April 27, 2009 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. with a Memorial Service on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 9 a.m., both services will be held at Daniels Family Funeral Services, Carlisle Chapel. A special thanks to Preferred Assisted Living (Tender Hearts), and Ambercare Hospice for their compassionate, selfless care and devotion to Howard in his final days. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made in Howard's honor to the Alzheimer's Association at 9500 Montgomery Blvd. NE-Ste 209, Albuquerque, NM 87111 or at alz.org. John'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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WOOTEN -- John Knox Wooten, Jr, 82, a resident of Albuquerque since 2005, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at Lovelace Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Mary Sue Wooten; daughters Kathy and her husband, Ed, of Poughkeepsie, NY, Karol Martinez, of Albuquerque; grandson Jack Wooten of Santa Fe; granddaughter Amanda Lopez and her husband, Jeremy Lopez, of Pecos; grandson Matthew Boone, of Poughkeepsie, NY; great grandson Preston Wooten, of Santa Fe; sister, Charlotte Hallford, of Tulsa, OK; and many nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his son, John Knox Wooten, III (Jay) of Los Alamos, in 1991. John was born October 29, 1926, in Grandfield, Oklahoma. to John Knox Wooten, Sr. and Mattie Wooten. After high school, John enlisted in the Navy, where he served until the end of World War II. He attended the University of Tulsa, where he completed a B.S. degree in Engineering Physics and met Mary Sue Mullens, to whom he was happily married for 60 years. He completed an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering / Computer Science at UNM. He also studied at Cal Tech and USC and taught Computer Science at UNMLA. John worked at IBM and Boeing, before joining the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory in 1956, where he had a long career and resided with his family for 48 years. At LASL, John worked in C and T Divisions and mentored many colleagues. John was a beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, and friend. He and his wife enjoyed traveling widely and took their 26th cruise, to Hawaii, in February. John loved spending time with his family and friends, playing golf, and building furniture, and he played in the same poker club for 48 years. He served as president of Los Alamos Golf Club. John will be fondly remembered by his relatives and the many people who were fortunate to know and work with him. John will be buried at the Santa Fe National Cemetery Monday, April 27, at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in his name to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Asbury United Methodist Church, Albuquerque, where he was a member. His family is very grateful for the excellent care he received from Dr. Amine Temmar and the ICU staff at Lovelace Hospital. Please visit our online guestbook for John at RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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