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ALVAREZ -- Carmen L. Alvarez, passed away peacefully April 22, 2009. Her last days were spent at home with her children, grandkids, nieces, nephews, friends, and cousins exactly as she wanted. Born in Las Vegas, New Mexico to Margarita Martinez C de Baca and Antonio Martinez, she was the youngest of four, granddaughter of New Mexico's second Governor Ezequiel C de Baca. As a young mom she lived in Havana, Cuba during the takeover by Fidel Castro. She spent over 20 years in San Antonio, Texas where she was an entrepreneur before moving her family to Albuquerque where she became an active member of the Democratic Party representing New Mexico as a delegate to the Democratic Convention in San Francisco in 1985. Survived by children Prime Time Publisher Maria Elena Alvarez Luk, Frank Molinar along with Jesse Molinar who lived with, and lovingly took care of her for the last years of her life; adopted granddaughters Micah Alvarez and Jessica Mestas; grandchildren Magdalena and Carmen Sharpe, Anthony, Ashley, Frank, Christina Nicole, Stefanie Marie, and Destiny Molinar, James and Jordon Eads; great-grandchildren; Isaiah and Luke Mestas, Leo and Laveya Sandoval. Preceded in death by siblings Armando Martinez, Consuelo C de Baca and Donald Martinez; and children Jeanette Pacheco and Armando Garduno. Rosary and Service is at Risen Savior Catholic Church, 7701 Wyoming Blvd NE, ABQ, NM 87109. Rosary Friday, May 1, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. Funeral Mass is Saturday, May 2, 2009 a.m. Call 505-797-0331 for details.
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ARMIJO -- Andrew Reyj, born July 17, 1988, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2009. He is survived by father James and Mela Armijo, mother Fanny D. Lucero (deceased) and husband Johnny Lucero; brother James Armijo and Laura Childers; stepsister Crystal Vigil. Grandparents Adolfo and Helen Armijo, Cleofes Fresquez, Ricardo and Isabelle De La Cruz. All Services will be held at Guadalupe Church. Rosary will be Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at 7 p.m. Memorial will be Thursday, April 30, 2009 at 9 a.m.
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BACA -- Rudolpho (Rudy) Lujan Baca, 52, passed away on April 24, 2009. He was born on July 16, 1956, in Albuquerque, NM and was currently residing in Washington, D.C. He is survived by his father, Ruben Baca and stepmother, Lillian Baca; two sisters, Angela Sievel and Berlinda Eras; brother, Martin Baca; three nieces, Vanessa Bagley, Elise Eras, and Ana Baca; three nephews, Jarrod Bagley, Andres Eras, and Isaac Baca; and dear friend Edward Kelly. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lucille Baca and sister, Evelyn Baca. A Rosary will be recited on Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at 7:00 p.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:00 a.m. the next morning, Thursday, April 30, 2009. Both will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 4020 Lomas Blvd NE Albu, NM. Those who wish to send condolences may send them to Andrea Lujan, 1204 Bryn Mawr Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106.
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BAKER -- Raymond (Ray) Baker a resident of Albuquerque since September 1953 passed away at his home on April 25, 2009 after a hard fought battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 66 years, Ardie; daughter Karone Finger and husband Denny of Kansas; son Gary Baker and wife Fran of Virginia; grandchildren Amy Quick and Chad Baker both of Virginia; and one great granddaughter Addison also of Virginia; brother Lloyd Baker; sisters Erma Matthews and Naomi Hamilton of Oklahoma; sister in-law Laverta Moon; nieces, nephews and many friends and church family. Ray was preceded in death by his sister Muriel Sellers and his brother in-law Jack Hamilton. He was born in Catoosa, Oklahoma on a farm where he picked cotton, milked cows and worked odd jobs to survive the Great Dustbowl Era. Upon graduation from High School in 1937, he hitchhiked to Fresno, California, to work in the grape and cotton fields. After a year, he returned home on a Greyhound bus. In April of 1938 he joined the Navy and was aboard the USS Curtiss in Pearl Harbor manning a machine gun during the Japanese attack. Ray spent World War II in the Pacific - Wake Island, Guam, Espiritu Santo Island, Solomon Islands, Iwo Jima, Kwajalein, Eenwatak for the atomic bomb testing, Marshall Islands, Okinawa, Midway, Fiji and Samoa. After several assignments including Cartagena, Colombia, the Navy sent Ray to Sandia Base in 1953 for duty at the Special Weapons Program. He remained in Albuquerque after his retirement from the Navy and began a successful second career at the Federal Aviation Agency. Following his time with FAA, Ray became interested in investments and worked with St. Paul Mutual Funds and other retirement vehicles. Ray married his lifetime love and soul mate Ardie on June 26, 1943. He was President of the Albuquerque Chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors, an active member of Christ United Methodist Church of Albuquerque, Eastern Star, Scottish Rite of Santa Fe Lodge of Perfection, Ballut Abyad Shrine Temple, the Fleet Reserve Association, the National Association of Security Dealers and was a third degree Mason. Ray enjoyed golf, family, golf, friends, and golf. Family and friends may visit French Mortuary, Lomas location, on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2009 at 10 a.m. at French Lomas Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd., NE, Albuquerque. Burial will be at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 3 p.m. on the same day. Should friends desire donations may be made in Ray's name to Christ United Methodist Church 6200 Gibson Blvd SE, 87108. Please visit our online guestbook for Ray at RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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BRAULT -- David Frank Brault September 17, 1949 - April 23, 2009 Karen Arlene Brault January 9, 1945 - April 23, 2009 They will be greatly missed by their loving family. They are survived by son, David K. Brault and daughter, Jennifer Brault; brother Robert Brault, his wife Cyndi and their children. David proudly served in the 9th Infantry Division of the US Army. After his military service, he was a self employed business owner. A Graveside Militiary Service will be held at Santa Fe National Memorial Cemetery on Thursday, April 30, 2009 at 11:00 a.m.
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CABRERA -- Felix Cabrera, 87, born in George West, Texas and long time resident of Albuquerque, NM, went to be with our Heavenly Father on Thursday, April 23, 2009. He was preceded in death by his brother Neche Cabrera; and his grandson Billy Montoya. He is survived by his son John Felix Cabrera and wife Lila May, and daughter Cathy Montoya and husband Willie; two grandchildren Celina Cabrera and Christopher Montoya; one great-grandchild Cheyenne Montoya; one soon to arrive great-great-grandchild; Mystique; brother and sisters, Guadalupe Verestigi, Stella Perez and husband Trino, Maria Deleon, Ofelia Martinez and husband Max, Enrique Cabrera, and Carolina Nerios. Felix served his Country proudly in the United States Army during WWII, in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. He was a lifetime member of the Conservatory Corp., CC Chapter 141, a lifetime member of the Painters Local Union 823, and a runner for a great part of his life, having participated in the first Los Angeles Marathon and many other races. Felix always won in his age group and ran well into his 60's. He retired from APS. During his lifetime Felix never lost his fantastic sense of humor. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at the 8th Street Chapel of Garcia Mortuary. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, also at Garcia Mortuary. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 30, 2009 at St. Anne Catholic Church, with Interment following at The Santa Fe National Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. 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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CHITTIM -- Reed Chittim was born on January 24, 1931 in Hulett, Wyoming and raised on a ranch until 1937. His father, Charlie Chittim, and mother, Laura May, moved Reed, his sister, Marilee and brother, Melvin to Sundance, Wyoming when Charlie was elected Crook County Assessor. Soon after, Reed's youngest sister, Marie arrived. In 1945, the Chittim family moved to Casper, Wyoming where Reed graduated from Natrona County High school in 1949. Reed excelled at high school football, basketball, baseball and was first chair trumpet player in the high school band. He played the trumpet for Saturday Night dances with the family band. Reed played baseball for the Cincinnati Reds Farm team as a pitcher. In 1950, Reed, his mother, two sisters and brother moved to Laramie, Wyoming where he attended school at the University of Wyoming. At the University of Wyoming he was a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity, a pitcher on the Wyoming Cowboy baseball team, and a member of the National Collegiate Championship billiard team. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1953, and married Barbara Bell that same year. He took his R.O.T.C. Commission and served as a 2nd and 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army in Fort Benning, GA, Fort Riley, KS and from 1954-1956 in Germany. Reed graduated with a Bachelor of Art in Finance and Banking from Denver University in 1958. He also attended the Harvard University Senior Bank Executive's School in 1971. Additionally, he held many professional licenses related to the financial industry. From 1959-1961 Reed worked as a National Bank Examiner in Colorado, Wyoming, and New Mexico. His long and illustrious career in banking spanned nearly a half-century, from Farmington, Los Alamos, Hobbs, West Texas and Albuquerque. Reed had many proud banking accomplishments. He formed Los Alamos National Bank and served as President from 1963-1965. He was then brought to Hobbs as President and Chief Executive Officer for First National Bank of Lea County in 1965. As a result of his dynamic leadership, he brought First National Bank of Lea County to the largest bank in the county, the largest bank outside Albuquerque and the fourth largest bank in New Mexico. He also served as a Member of the Board of Directors of the El Paso Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Reed had a heart of gold, rooted for the "underdog" and felt a responsibility to give back to his community and help improve the life of those in need. As such, he was dedicated to community service and helped raise substantial amounts of money for nonprofit organizations and many others over the years. He was a proud member of the Elks Club, Rotary Club, former President of the Hobbs Chamber of Commerce, served as a board member for the Salvation Army and on the board and director of many civic and business organizations. Reed loved life, never met a stranger, enjoyed music and was a skilled trumpet player. He also was an accomplished dancer, especially the jitterbug! A sports enthusiast, he followed teams from the Dallas Cowboys to Lady Lobos. In the early days, fishing, hunting and tent camping were special family adventures. Reed followed his family's tradition of being an involved and loyal democrat. Like his predecessors, has always exemplified the attitude "Yes We Can!" Reed met Pattie Dodd in 1995 and they married in 1999. They joined the Asbury United Methodist Church in June 2005. Following a long and courageous bout with cancer, Reed peacefully passed on, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by wife, Pattie Chittim; his sister, Marilee Fattor; his aunt, Nadine Rankin; the mother of his nine children, Barbara Bell; his children, Kathleen Strukoff, Kevin Chittim, Tim Chittim, Teresa Chittim, Virginia Chittim, Bridget Chittim, Mary Fields, Margaret Blythe and Charlie Chittim; his grandchildren, Austin Chittim, Kenney Chittim, Travis Chittim, Charlie Chittim, Cole Atkison, Jade Atkison, Dakota Atkison, Marisa Mendoza, Jennamarie Sab, Blake Sab, Kathryn Chittim, Ireland Fields and Joseph Blythe; his nephews and nieces, Dean Birden, Laura Weaver, David Chittim, Gary Chittim, Tina Chittim, Shirley McBurney, Ellen Zimmerman, Doug Zimmerman; and many cousins. Along the way and through many years, Reed happily accrued a treasure trove of friends and acquaintances. Throughout Reed's 78 years here on earth, he deeply touched many lives and he possessed so many outstanding qualities. He dearly loved his family and friends and in return was loved the same way. He possessed so many outstanding qualities. We will remember him as a hard working, determined, self motivated, humble, considerate, generous, kind, compassionate, trustworthy, honest, loving and supportive man and loyal friend. His display of strength, courage and optimism during his valiant cancer battle is an example for all of us. He stood tall and carried himself with the utmost dignity. We loved him very much and will dearly miss him. We know that he is resting in peace and look forward to joining him in heaven. Memorial Services and Celebration of Reed's Life will be held at Asbury United Methodist Church, 10000 Candelaria NE, Albuquerque, NM on Friday, May 1, 2009, 10:00 a.m., with a reception to follow. Private interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers Reed's family has requested that a donation be made in Reed's memory to the New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation, 4901 Lang Avenue NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109, (505) 828-3791, www.nmcancercenterfoundation.org. Please visit our online guestbook for Reed at RememberTheirStory.com French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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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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ELLIS -- Lewis D. "Lew" Ellis, age 85, of Rio Rancho, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, April 25, 2009. After retiring from Sandia, Lew worked as a contractor with NASA, tracking satellites and the space shuttle missions, including Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, and Endeavor, among others. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Rio Rancho. Lew was a loving father and a devoted husband. He is survived by Tommie, his wife of 62 years; daughters, Bobbie Yoakum and husband George, Cheryl Lewis and husband Terry, and Tami Ellis; brother, Robert Benjamin "RB" Ellis; sisters Sarah Hegwood and Eugenia Anderson. Lew was preceded in death by son, Craig A. Ellis. A funeral service will be held at Chester T. French Mausoleum Chapel at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE, Thursday, April 30, at 10:00 AM with Pastor Si Budagher officiating. Interment will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Missions Fund at First Baptist Church of Rio Rancho, 3906 19th Ave SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124. Please visit our online guest book for Lewis RememberTheirStory.com French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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ETZKORN -- Bernard "Bernie" David Etzkorn, born June 23, 1922, passed away April 25, 2009 in Huntsville, Alabama where he and his wife had retired, so that they could be with his eldest son. Bernie was born the eldest of three children to Oscar Bernard Etzkorn and Margerite Riley, the owners of Etzkorn Orchard in Monitor Washington. He served in the US Army infantry during WWII and was stationed in Europe. He survived his fellow platoon and was placed in the German POW camp at Use Dom, Poland. He returned to University of Washington and was graduated in 1949 with a civil engineering degree and began working for the US Forestry Service as an engineer, serving both in Oregon, Colorado and New Mexico. On September 24, 1955 he married his surviving wife Eileen Van Garvin. He leaves behind his five children: David Bernard Etzkorn, 52; Ann Marie Duran, 49; Paul Martin Etzkorn 48; Daniel Douglas Etzkorn, 47; and James Phillip Etzkorn, 43. Bernie is survived by his Sister Marie Brockway of Lake Forest Park, Washington and his brother, Rudolph, "Rudy" Etzkorn of Monitor, Washington. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Patricia Ruth Etzkorn age 28, Maria Jane Jones, age 28, Christopher David Etzkorn age 24 and Elizabeth Rose Etzkorn age 20. Bernie retired from the US Forest Service after 37 years of service. He loved to travel and to take photographs. Bernie spent a lifetime volunteering for his church and with the charity organization St Vincent de Paul. He was acknowledged by the Red Cross with an award. Bernie was the type of individual who was gentle, tolerant , patient and kind with all that crossed his path. He moved with the times and many will remember him as the quiet helpful hero he is. Bernie's presence will be sorely missed by family and friends. His Memorial Service will take place May 2, 2009 at St Joseph Community Catholic Church 2300 Beasley Ave. NW Huntsville, Alabama at 11:00 a.m. Family are asking in lieu of flowers for a contribution to St Vincent de Paul.
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FORD -- Keith D. Ford died peacefully with his family surrounding him on Sunday, April 19, 2009. Keith was born at home in Royal Oak Township, MI to Clyde and Bertha Ford on December 30, 1929. In junior high school he met the love of his life, Cecilia "Rollande" Chateauneuf. They were married in Detroit on January 28, 1950. Keith started his career in sales with M & T Chemical Company. He learned the importance of hard work from his father who was a carpenter. He instilled in his children that same ethic with his always sage advice "Suit up and show up!". Keith loved sales and without a college degree worked his way up to national sales manager with American Can Company. His next promotion would have made him vice president and a move to Greenwich, CT. Not wanting to leave his beloved Michigan he and his wife purchased the Gambles Hardware store in Lake City, MI; a favorite vacation spot the family had enjoyed for many years. He became a leader in the community sitting on the city council, Kiwanis Club, and the volunteer fire department. He led the charge to revitalize and overhaul the look of the town bringing the whole town to work together. In 1984 Keith and Rollande retired to the Land of Enchantment; Albuquerque, NM. They enjoyed playing golf, traveling, many family dinners, and playing with their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In 2003 it became apparent that Keith was being taken over by Alzheimer's disease. He fought diligently and honorably until he died from complications of the disease. We remember him as the true gentle man he was before the disease took him from us. He is survived by his wife, Rollande of 59 years; his children Nancy LaForest, Doug Ford, Elaine (John) Baker of Albuquerque, NM and David (Dawn) Ford of Lake City, MI. Sisters Janet Brown of Gladwin, MI and Linda (Larry) Sauers of Advance, NC. Grandchildren Michele (Ray) Richmond, Michael LaForest, and Angela Baker of Albuquerque, NM, Jennifer Ford of Orlando, FL, and Aaron, Christopher, and Curtis Ford of Lake City, MI. Great-grandchildren Logan Mitchell, Aidan, and Abbey Raye Richmond of Albuquerque, NM and Jaxon Ford and Mason Ford of Cadillac, MI; and special cousins Maynard Moyer and Mike Watson. Keith was preceded in death by his father and mother; granddaughter Kristen Ford; nephew Kirk Brown; and brother-in-law Larry C. Brown. The family wishes to thank the caregivers at St. Catherine Healthcare for their incredible dedication and care, especially Janet, Patrick, Danita, LaDonna and Victoria. Also thanks to the nurses with Hospice of the Sandias. Cremation has taken place and a Service to celebrate his life will be Friday, May 1, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at Sandia Presbyterian Church at 10704 Paseo del Norte, Albuquerque, NM 87122; Pastor Dewey Johnson presiding. A reception will be held immediately following at the church. Internment will take place at 1:00 at Gate of Heaven Cemetery for family and close friends. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to Sandia Presbyterian Church or Hospice of the Sandias, 105 Hospital Loop, NE; Albuquerque, NM 87109.
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GIRON -- ROBERT GIRON SR. February 18, 1941 - April 29, 2008 My Robert, my darling, our dad. It's been a sad and lonely year without you. Words can't even begin to explain how much we miss you. You have left a huge hole in our hearts and in our lives. We hope that Bobby found you and the two of you are together somewhere fishing. You are more than just a memory to us. We love and miss you so much. Cecilia, Audrey, Brenda and family.
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GURULE -- FRANK J. GURULE Passed away on April 27, 2009 with his family at his side. He is preceded in death by his wife, Genevieve; daughters: Linda, Donna and Caroline; and grandson, Frankie Jr. He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Estefanita; his children: Yavonne Gurule, Frank Thomas Gurule and Rosemary; Gary Gurule and Bernice, Kathleen and Daniel Lobato and Robert Gurule; 17 stepchildren; 51 grandchildren; 47 great grandchildren; brother, Armando Gurule; many nieces, nephews, other family and friends. A Visitation will be held Thursday, April 30, 2009, 6 p.m. with a Rosary to follow at 7 p.m. at Berardinelli Family Chapel. A Mass will be celebrated Friday, May 1, 2009, 9 a.m. at St. John's Catholic Church with interment to follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of: Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 984-8600
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HERNANDEZ -- John Hernandez, age 59, of Rio Rancho, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, April 26, 2009. John proudly served his country with honor, courage and commitment in the United States Navy for more than 22 years. He is survived by Margarita, his wife of 37 years; children, Desiree, Camille and husband James, Jonathan and wife Stephanie, and Samantha; his mother, Ana Gonzalez; grandchildren, Demetrius, Jasmine, Elizabeth, Abigail, Rose, Jonathan Jr. and Selena. John was a loving and devoted husband, dad, and abuelo. A Funeral Service will be held Friday, May 1, 2009 at 8:30 a.m., at Mesa Baptist Church, 1411 Golf Course Rd SE, in Rio Rancho, with a Committal Service at 11:30 a.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends Thursday, April 30, 2009 from 4:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at French Mortuary Westside Chapel. Please visit our online guest book for John at RememberTheirStory.com French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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HUBER -- William H. (Bill) Huber died at his home in Albuquerque on Wednesday, April 22, 2009. Bill was born on April 18, 1922 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. After graduating Monessen High School in 1940, he left Pennsylvania to attend Ohio State University where he completed his undergraduate degree with honors and also earned his L.L.B. While there he met his soon to be wife of 67 years, Sarah Douglass. After completing law school, he and Sarah moved west to Albuquerque where he began his career at the University of New Mexico in 1947. During his time at UNM Bill became a tenured member of the faculty in the School of Business and Administrative Sciences where he taught Business Law and Labor and Contract Law. He also served as the Dean of the College for a period of time. Though Bill's educational background was in law, his primary interest was in the educational process itself. To this end he founded the University College at UNM. This school within the University's structure was designed to provide an entry point for all students with an emphasis on both academic and vocational counseling for students who were not sure of a major or who needed to complete prerequisites for admission to a degree-granting college. This concept has since become a model for many major institutions throughout the country. Bill served as the first and only Dean of the University College until his retirement in 1983. Under his tenure and guidance, the College was positioned as a degree granting entity within the University with the creation of the Bachelor of University Studies degree. When the university was not in session, Bill's "summer job" for many years was conducting the "Bar Review Course" for law school graduates who were preparing to take the State's rigorous bar examination. Bill himself recorded the highest score ever achieved when he sat for this exam, a record that lasted for many decades. Conducting this class was further evidence of his interest in education even beyond the collegiate level. Many of New Mexico's leaders took Bill's course and believe that they benefited significantly as a result. Bill had many interests outside of the University and educational environs. He was a very active member of the Albuquerque Kiwanis Clubs. He was also an avid golfer, and it was said of Bill that he never gave a putt, nor wanted one given. He was a very principled individual who felt that "gimmies" violated the spirit of the game. His other outdoor pursuits included bird hunting, big game hunting and fishing the Rio Grande from his cabin near Taos. He was a master with his split bamboo fly rod and spent many hours in pursuit of trout in the Cedar Springs and Big Arsenic areas of the river. As much as catching fish, he enjoyed the time in the outdoors and was always willing to share the experience with friends, and teach a little about how to fish along the way. Bill's life and life's work touched and impacted many people. If you majored in business you would meet him in B.A. 306 and 307. There you would learn that he could and would take either side of any issue or argument and defend that position to the end. He would do so with enthusiastic compassion without ever sacrificing his principles. Bill Huber never met an argument that he wouldn't take or a student that he wouldn't try to help. Bill is survived by his loving wife Sarah D. Huber of Albuquerque and his only child, Sarah Kathryn Huber of Ramah, NM. He will be mightily missed. Honeraria may be made to the UNM Foundation at www.unmfund.org or to Heifer International at www.heifer.org
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HUMPHREY -- Abrelia "Sally" was called home on Sunday, April 26, 2009. She is survived by her four children; Harold, Arthur, Marie & James; sisters, Modesta Aragon & Viola Tapia; brothers, Benito & Lorenzo Gallegos, seven grandchildren & seven great-grandchildren. Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2009 @ 5:00 p.m. at her residence, 2205 Aspen NW.
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LOVATO -- Natividad "Trinie" Lovato went home to be with our Lord on Tuesday. Funeral Services are pending and will be announced on Saturday, May 3, 2009. Family and friends may send their condolences at www.danielsfuneral.com Funeral services are in the care of Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover Ave. SW 243-5222
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LUCERO -- Willie A. Lucero, 88 years of age, passed away Friday April 24, 2009. Mr. Lucero was born and raised in Alameda, NM by his parents, Aurelia and Miguel Lucero. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and proudly served overseas during WWII. He earned a purple heart and other medals while serving overseas. After being honorably discharged, he went to work for Sandia Base as a fireman and retired after 29 years of service. Mr. Lucero is preceded in death by his brothers, Regulo, Reynaldo, Ernesto Lucero; and his sister, Ruth Leal. He is survived by his daughters, Mary Ann Marin, Irene Briede; sons, Albert and Ben; sisters, Margaret Garcia, Annabel Brown, Reyna Brown; brothers Junior and Manuel Lucero; and other family and friends who loved him and will miss him. A Rosary will be recited in the Chapel of Direct Funeral Services on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. US Army Honors and Burial Ceremony will take place Thursday, April 30, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St, NW, ABQ, 87107. 505-343-8008.
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MADRID -- Luis R. Madrid, 66, a lifetime resident of New Mexico, passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2009. He is survived by his wife of 46 years Evangelina V. Madrid; children Dean Madrid and Matthew Gates, Tammy Madrid, Samantha and Tim McConnell; grandchildren, Anthony and Darren Madrid, Ariel, Nathan and Cody McConnell; mother Elvira Madrid; sisters Linda Lucero and Carrie Madrid, and many other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his father Ruben Madrid; sister, Connie Madrid and brother, Richard Madrid. Luis was a well known residential and commercial contractor. He was fun loving, caring, generous and was always willing to help those in need. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He will be missed forever by all those who knew and loved him. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at French Mortuary Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd NW. A Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 30, 2009 at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 5712 Paradise NW, with a reception to follow at the church. Friends may visit French Mortuary one hour prior to rosary. The family wishes to express a special thank you to the Rio Rancho Rehab & Nursing Facility, to Lovelace Hospitals, and also to Vista Care Hospice for their kindness and wonderful care they provided. Please visit our online guest book for Luis at RememberTheirStory.com French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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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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MCGAUGHEY -- Violet Virginia McGaughey, former resident of Edgewood, New Mexico, died peacefully on April 26, 2009 in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Cremation has taken place and the cremains will be returned to New Mexico on May 9, 2009. Violet is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Linda Jean Swinney and husband, William Joseph Swinney of Amarillo, Texas, her son Freddie Robert Jackson and wife, Patricia Ann Jackson of Ardmore, Oklahoma. Violet was born on December 10, 1919, on the mountain, Buck Hill, North Carolina. She was the daughter of David W. Johnson and Ada Taylor Johnson. She married Fred Oakley Jackson on January 29, 1938, on Buck Hill and they moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1944 where she remained until moving to Edgewood, New Mexico. Fred preceded her in death on January 8, 1954. She later married Airman First Class John Earl McGaughey on April 15, 1955. He preceded her in death on April 10, 1997. She was also preceded in death by her son, Jackie Wayne Jackson; brothers, Emmett W. Johnson, David L. Johnson, Tim Allen Johnson, and Wendell (Jack) Johnson, sisters, Martha Jane Johnson and Allie N. Carpenter, and half-brother Dayton Ingram Violet is survived by her sister, Maude C. Wilcox and brother-in-law Willie of Morganton, North Carolina; brother Frank E. Johnson and sister-in-law Lorraine of Copalis, Washington, William Lee Johnson and sister-in-law Rita of Clearlake, Washington; her grandchildren, Lieutenant Commander Jack W. Jackson and his wife Carin Jackson of Kodiak, Alaska, Gary D. Jackson of Stockbridge, Georgia, Jeff W. Swinney and wife Kami of Fort Worth, Texas, William G. Swinney and wife Terry of Grapevine, Texas, Melissa Ann Lewis of Stockbridge, Georgia. She is also survived by 9 great grandchildren, Petty Officer Lee Wayne Jackson of Novato, California, Bailey Dawn Swinney of Fort Worth, Texas, Ryan Michael Swinney of Fort Worth, Texas, Lauren Alexander Swinney, Audrey Hope Swinney and Master William Don Swinney, all of Grapevine, Texas, Master James Anthony Daino, III, Miss Madelyn Ashton Lewis of Stockbridge, Georgia, and Master Jacob Wayne Swinney of Fort Worth, Texas. She is also survived by numerous nephews and nieces scattered throughout the United States. Violet was a witty and charming woman with many talents. She lived her life to the fullest, traveling with her beloved husband John in their RV throughout the United States, including a trip to the northern wilderness of Alaska. She especially loved her rocks, no matter where she was, she always found interesting and wonderful rocks that she collected and took home or placed in her small apartment while she lived in Ardmore. She was a long-time member of the Bernalillo County Extension Club. Violet loved her garden and always had something wonderful to eat from that garden; she loved to play her guitar, sing with her church and a great group of friends at the Edgewood Senior Center. The family has requested in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Valley View Christian Church, P.O. Box 1145, Edgewood, New Mexico 87015. Online condolences may be sent to www.hdouglasfuneralhome.com.
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MENDEZ -- Maria Cristina Mendez, 62, went home to be with our Heavenly Father on Monday, April 27, 2009. Services are currently pending through Garcia Mortuary. Those who wish to send condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com Services have been entrusted to: Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover Ave. SW Albuquerque, NM 87102 (505) 243-5222
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MITCHELL -- Helene Elizabeth (Stout) Mitchell, 89, long time resident of Albuquerque and more recently Los Lunas, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2009. She is survived by her son, Charles Lyon and his wife, Betty of Los Lunas; sister, Nancy Burney and husband, George of Mesa, AZ; grandsons, Charles Lyon, Jr. and Sean Lyon of Albuquerque; granddaughter, Anne (Lyon) Bartolucci of Tucson, AZ; brother-in-law, William Stone of Amarillo, TX; daughter-in-law, Karen Sue Lyon of Hutcheson, KS; and numerous nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren living in NM, AZ, NV, UT, TX and CA. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Howard "Mitch" Joseph Mitchell; her parents, Charles and Daisy Stout; brothers, Frederick Stout and Thomas Stout; sister, Margery Stone; her first born son, William Lyon; and a grandson, Alan Lyon. Helene was born on November 8, 1919 in Los Angeles, CA and grew up in Winslow, AZ where her father was employed with the Santa Fe railroad. She graduated high school, married and returned to California where she gave birth to two sons. Her first marriage ended in divorce and while working as a single mom in Albuquerque in 1949 she met and married "Mitch", an Air Force man. During the many years of this marriage she enjoyed traveling to many duty stations within the US and overseas and meeting new friends. During WWII Helene at one time worked in a defense aircraft plant and was later employed as a Harvey Girl at the Harvey House in Gallup, NM. In the 1950s Helene became a Red Cross volunteer and received commendation for over 1,000 hours of work as a Gray Lady in USAF hospitals. Helene was drawn to God early in life and was baptized into the Episcopal Church in 1951, and received her confirmation and First Communion in 1952. Helene has let her faith guide her role in life, and in 1963 she joined St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church in Albuquerque. Over the ensuing years she became active in the lay ministry, serving 30 years as a Lay-Reader, Chalice Bearer, Acolyte, Lector, as an active member of the Alter Guild and a member of the order of the Daughters of the King (a religious order for laywomen of the Episcopal Church). One of her saddest days came when she became physically disabled and was no longer able to serve God at her church. Her faith was undiminished, and she continued to pray and read her Bible daily until her eyesight failed her in late 2008. Helene lived her final days with her son and daughter-in-law in Los Lunas, before becoming totally disabled, which required her being moved to a full-assisted senior living facility. It was there, on Saturday, April 25, 2009 Helene passed peacefully and went to meet the Lord she loved so dearly. Helene made many friends through her world travels and her service to her Lord, and she will be missed by all. Friends may visit Sunday, May 3, 2009, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. Services will be held Monday, May 4, 2009, 9:30 a.m., at St. Michaels & All Angels Episcopal Church, 601 Montano NW. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Please visit our online guestbook for Helene at RememberTheirStory.com French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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MONTANO -- John Paul Montano passed away Sunday, April 26, 2009 in Albuquerque at the age of 76. Mr. Montano is survived by his wife, Katy Montano; children, Gary Montano, Ivan Montano, Marie Alvarez, Ruby Montano, and Linda Baca and husband, Larry; brothers and sisters and their families, Tony Montano, Lily Lanas, Robert Montano, Mary Tamez, Joe Montano and Frank Montano; grandchildren, Angelic Montano, Lamar Montano, Lauren Baca and Lexi Baca; and great-grandchild, Jimmy Paul. A Rosary for Mr. Montano will be recited on Wednesday evening, April 29, 2009 at Salazar & Sons Mortuary at 7:00 p.m. with visitation beginning at 5:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2009 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Martinez Cemetery in Martinez, NM. Pallbearers will be Gary Montano, Ivan Montano, Larry Baca, Frank Montano, Joe Montano and Modesto Martinez. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW (505) 247-4124 www.salazarandsons.com
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MONTOYA -- Kenneth passed away peacefully and went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 26, 2009 at Raymond G. Murphy Veterans Hospital. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Ken was born in Albuquerque, NM. He is survived by his loving wife Norma Jean; sons Andrew (Shannon) & Brandon (Jill): three grandchildren; brothers Louis, Russ; sisters Betty Weil, Yvonne Moore (Wayne), Barbara, Cynthia Rydzynski (Joseph); several nieces & nephews. Funeral Services will be scheduled at a later date.
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MORA -- Jermaine Jacob Mora. Our beloved son, brother, grandson, great-grandson, nephew, cousin and friend, passed away Monday, April 27, 2009. Jermaine loved to play basketball with his mother and he loved to go fishing with his father. On Sundays, Jermaine loved to play Yatzee with his great grandmother and on Mondays, he loved to play cards with his family. Jermaine's family loved him dearly and he will be greatly missed. He is survived by his parents, Bernard and Marla Mora; one brother, Bernardo Mora and wife Jessica; grandparents, Paula Bench, Bernie and Mary Mora; great-grandmother, Grandma Gigi; two nieces, Jesslyn and Jenessa Mora; one nephew, Julian; aunts, uncles, other family members and friends who loved him very much. Private family services have taken place. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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PETERSON -- Joshua September 5, 1981 - April 29, 2006 A candy-colored clown they call the sandman Tiptoes to my room every night Just to sprinkle stardust and to whisper "Go to sleep. Everything is all right." I close my eyes, Then I drift away Into the magic night. I softly say A silent prayer like dreamers do. Then I fall asleep to dream My dreams of you. In dreams I walk with you. In dreams I talk to you. In dreams you're mine. All of the time we're together In dreams, In dreams. But just before the dawn, I awake and find you gone. I can't help it, I can't help it, if I cry. I remember that you said goodbye. It's too bad that all these things, Can only happen in my dreams Only in dreams In beautiful dreams. We love you and miss you! Love, Mom, Jessica, and Jolanna
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PUCKETT -- George H. Puckett, MSgt., 85, a resident of Albuquerque, NM, passed away on April 26, 2009. Mr. Puckett was born on January 19, 1924 to the late Ernest and Geneva Puckett in Bonham, TX. He was an Air Force Veteran. He is a member of Mesa Lodge #68 as well as nine other lodges. He is preceded in death by his wife of 30 years, Mary Ellen; and three Sisters. He is survived by his daughters, Rose and Marjorie; grandchildren, Kyle and Shaun Sutton; sister, Flora Robinson of TX; brother-in-law, Harry Sherman of TX; sister-in-law, Linda and Dan R. Jones; lifelong friends, Sandra and Leon Alford; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday. Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m., Friday at Daniels Family Funeral Services, 1100 Coal Ave. SW with interment at 1:30 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Masonic Charities of New Mexico, P.O. Box 25004, Albuquerque, NM 87125. 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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ROBB -- Raymond Dale Robb was born on September 15, 1937 and passed away on April 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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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 as 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 a 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. Please visit our online guest book for Carl at RememberTheirStory.com French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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SCOTT -- Leonard Theodore. On Saturday, April 25, 2009, Leonard Theodore Scott, "Scotty" passed away. Scotty was baptized on August 13, 1958. Scotty had a lengthy and complicated medical history and died of heart and lung complications. Scotty was always surrounded by family and friends and passed away peacefully at his home in his wife's arms. Scotty was loved by everyone who knew him. He was always friendly, happy and loved to tell jokes. He was born on October 17, 1925 in Wichita Falls, Texas, to William Marcus and Effie Mae Scott. In 1943, at the age of 17, he volunteered and joined the U.S. Navy. He was assigned to a baby aircraft carrier the USS Marcus Island CVE77, where he proudly served in the South Pacific until March 1946. He held near and dear to his heart his service and his love for the CVE77 and its crew. In 1947, Scotty returned to Altus, Oklahoma where he met and married the light of his life, Maxine Little, "Mickey." Scotty and Mickey wed on September 25, 1947 and spent the next 61 years together in marital bliss. Scotty always said the best thing he ever did was to marry Mickey. He loved her with his whole heart. They had two children, Lynda and Jerry. Among Scotty's many accomplishments, he graduated from the Spartan School of Aeronautics, worked for Douglas Aircraft Company, and worked at Los Alamos Scientific Labs. He was a long time member and treasurer for the American Vacuum Society, New Mexico Chapter. In 1978, with Mickey by his side, he established Scotty's Sales, a Mobile Home and RV's sales company North of Santa Fe. Scotty also served as the president of the Manufacturing Housing Association of New Mexico. In 1991, they retired and moved to Albuquerque. Scotty was a member of the Netherwood Park Church of Christ in Albuquerque. Scotty is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Mickey; his daughter Lynda (Tom) Chrisman of Santa Fe, his son Jerry (Teresa) Scott, of Albuquerque. He is also survived by his grandchildren, April (Chris) Augster, Lynn Preuit, Brad (Marla) Chrisman, Wendy (Ric) Orona and JoAnna (Matt) Kinsley. His great-grandchildren include: Tyler and Summer Augster, Price Preuit, Seth, Lauren, Rebekah, Tessa and Adam Chrisman, Lucus and Maurisa Orona, Baylee and Shelby Thayer. Scotty is also survived by his sister Nora Barris, and brother, Bill (Ann) Scott; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Effie Scott, brother, Larry Scott, sisters, Morine Lonis and Berniece Scott, and his granddaughter, Marlana Scott. Scotty requested Graveside Services only. His Service will be held Thursday April 30, 2009 from 1:00 until 1:30 in the Santa Fe National Cemetery where he will receive full Military Honors. A reception will be held immediately following the Services at Santa Fe Church of Christ at 1205 Galisteo Street, on the corner of Galisteo and Cordova. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, that donations be made in Scotty's name to Albuquerque Christian Children's home or the charity of your choice. Scotty was loved very much and will be sorely missed. 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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SHOATS -- William H Shoats, 85, a former longtime resident of Albuquerque died in Longview, Washington on April 21, 2009. He is survived by his children, William T. Shoats of Tijeras, NM, Jean Andersen and husband, Darrel and Robert L. Shoats and wife, Illa, all of St. Helens, OR; numerous grandchildren; great grandchildren; great great grandchildren; one brother, Joseph Diego Shoats of Tyler, TX; and several other family members and friends. Mr. Shoats was preceded in death by his wife, Opal; and his parents, Joseph and Mae Shoats DelFrate. He was a longtime member of Monterey Baptist Church. Services will be held Thursday, April 30, 2009, 10:00 a.m., at Monterey Baptist Church 12501 Lomas Blvd NE, with Burial following at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, 924 Menaul NE. Friends may visit Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at French, Lomas Location. Memorial contributions may be made to the Monterey Baptist Church Bus Fund. Please visit our online guestbook for Mr. Shoats at RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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SMITH -- Delores N. Smith, went to be with the Lord, Monday, April 27, 2009. She is survived by her son, Steve Smith and wife, Donna; granddaughter, Jessica Smith; grandson, Marty Smith and wife, Shannon; and dear friends including Anita and Don Hitchner and family. Delores was born in West Virginia. She moved to Albuquerque in 1952 and went to work for Sandia National Labs in 1956, retiring in 1985. She enjoyed gardening and was active in the Albuquerque Garden Club and the Day Lily Club. Services will be held Friday, May 1, 2009, 11:00 a.m., at French, Lomas Blvd. Chapel. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Friends may visit French, Thursday, May 30, 2009, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please visit our online guestbook for Delores at RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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STOCK -- Kevin Joseph Stock, an angel in our arms for a few moments, was called to Heaven on April 21, 2009. He is the much loved son of Kevin Stock and Erica O'Leary. Besides his parents, baby Kevin is survived by his brothers and sisters, Aaron O'Leary, Tim Maldonado, Raychel Crouch and Alesha Crouch; grandmother, Diane Post; great-grandfather, Joseph Rambes and his wife, Marie Tafoya; grandfather, David Ballauer; and uncles, Paul O'Leary and Kyle O'Leary. The Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 30, 2009, in the Palm Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services, 1100 Coal Ave SE. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Park. 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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THIBODEAUX -- Wayne In loving memory of our dad, Wayne Thibodeaux 1919 - 1992
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TURNER -- Marjorie Olive Turner, 74, passed away surrounded by her loving family on April 22, 2009. Born in Needham Market, Suffolk, England, she met her husband Ron at the RAF Station in Wattisham, and they were married in 1955. Ron and Marjorie lived all over the world, including France, the Netherlands, and Virginia, before settling in Albuquerque in 1998. Marjorie was gifted in making quilts and ceramic pottery, and enjoyed travelling. Marjorie is predeceased by her brother Roy Peck. She is survived by her husband Ron Turner; children Kim Turner, Caron Mays and husband Duane; and grandchildren Katie and Sam. A celebration of Marjorie's life will be held at Aspen Funeral Chapel, on Thursday, April 30, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. Marjorie will be laid to rest at Needham Market Parish Church Cemetery at a later date. Aspen Funeral Alternatives 1935 Juan Tabo NE Albuquerque, NM 87112 (505) 323-9000
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VIGIL -- Bertha E. Vigil, 47, resident of Albuquerque, born in Mora NM, joined her father Jose M. Vigil, mother Manuelita Trujillo and brother Tony Vigil after saying goodbye to her son and family on April 26, 2009. She is survived by son Nevin D. Vigil; as well as seven brothers and sisters, several neices and nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles as well as many friends. She will be greatly missed by all that loved her. Rosary will be held on Wednesday, April 29, at 7 p.m., at St. Therese Church. A Mass in her honor will be held on Thursday April 30, at 10 a.m. at St. Therese Church. Honary pallbearers will be Bryant Cleland, Mark Cleland, Benji Herrera, Billy Herrera, Glenn Cleland and Patrick Trujillo. I love you mom and always will, your son Nevin.
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WIRSBINSKI -- John William Wirsbinski, 40, passed away April 24, 2009. Funeral Service will be Thursday, April 30, 2009, at 11:00 a.m., at Valley View Christian Church, 170 Highway 344, Edgewood, NM. 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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WORTHEN -- Gordon S. "Smitty" Worthen, 75, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2009. He was born September 30, 1933 in Price, UT, a son of Jasper and Rebba Smith Worthen. He married Sydney Dee Dorius, September 29, 1956 in Provo, UT. The marriage was later solemnized in the Provo LDS Temple. Gordon received his education in Provo, UT and graduated from Provo High School. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. Gordon retired from Sandia Labs after 35 years of service, where he had worked in the underground nuclear testing program. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed working with the youth coaching sports and scouting. Gordon was a member of the LDS Church. Survivors include his wife Sydney of 52 years; three sons, Steven and wife, Mary, Greg and wife, Cheri, and Kirk and wife, Juli; one daughter, Sabrina and husband, Mark Bludworth; ten grandchildren, Cecily (Dustin) Seidel, Kammi, Jenna, Jeff, and Elizabeth Bludworth, Melissa, Jeremy, Tyler, Shane, and Jordan Worthen; and one great-granddaughter, Madison Seidel; two brothers, Carl Worthen and Lynn (Loa Rae) Worthen; three sisters, Bonnie (Ernie) Messerly, Gwyn VanLeuven, and DeEtte (Tim) McKenna; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Guy and Ray Worthen. Funeral Services will be conducted Friday, May 1, 2009, 10:30 a.m., at the Valencia LDS Ward Chapel, 160 James St. NW, Los Lunas, friends may visit one hour prior to the services. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook for Gordon at RememberTheirStory.com. French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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ZIMMERMAN -- Mary Margaret Zimmerman, 99, of Albuquerque, passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2009. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was born in Denver, CO on March 26, 1910. Margaret was married to Edward Shacklette and following his death, she married Aubrey Hanks. After Mr. Hanks passed away, Margaret married George J. Zimmerman on February 17, 1987. He passed away on February 24, 1997. Margaret was a member of the Pythian Order and had served as Past Grand Chancellor to the Sunshine Girls. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, May 1, 2009, 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. Cremation has taken place and interment was held at Sunset Memorial Park. Please visit our online guestbook for Margaret at RememberTheirStory.com. French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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