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ARMIJO -- Cecelia M. Armijo, 82, began her new life in heaven on August 6, 2009 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on August 1, 1927. Cecelia was known for her devout faith in God and for the abundant love she had for her family. Cecelia was preceded in death by her son Gabriel, husband Freddie and daughter Jeanette. She is survived by her children Chris Armijo, Beverly Mascarena and husband Ken, Norma Zingler, Hope Santillanes and husband Ken; grandchildren, Donna, Nathan, Pamela, Danielle & Vanessa; great-grandchildren, Jaden, ReAnna, Shay, Adam, Sophia, Elena and Noelle; three brothers, two sisters and many nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be; Nathan Armijo, Joseph Torres, Jaden Torres, Greg Ulibarri, Daniel Escobed and Bryan Castillo. Cecelia was loved and cared for tremendously by her children and will be deeply missed. All Services will be held at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church. A Rosary will be recited on Friday, August 7, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday August 8, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Salazar & Sons 400 3rd St. SW. 247-4124.
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BATTIN -- Lloyd "Jim" Battin (Pops), 78, passed away Saturday, August 1, 2009 at his home. He was born January 30, 1931 in Lubbock, TX, a son of Lloyd A. and Verta Holt Battin. Survivors include two daughters and one son; Phyllis Dennis and husband, Chris; James Battin and Wife Sherry; and Beverly Turner; 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Mr. Battin was preceded in death by his wife, Doris (Sue) Battin and one grandson. Memorial services will be conducted Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 2:00 PM in the French Mortuary - University Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE. Please visit our online guestbook for Mr. Battin at www.RememberTheirStory.com. French 1111 University Blvd. NE. (505) 843-6333
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BILL -- Adam Brian Kermit Bill Happy Birthday Adster! We miss you but we love you more. Dadster, Momster, Aaron and Cam
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BOWERS -- Scott Brian Bowers, 51, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2009. He graduated from Mukwonago, WI and Eastern New Mexico University. Scott was a resident of Albuquerque most of his adult life. He was a teacher who loved working with his students. Most of his career he taught at Truman Middle School and YDDC in the summer. Scott loved sports and his favorite teams were the Celtics, Raiders, and Cubs. He loved basketball; and was an avid comic book collector, but most of all he loved his family, friends and life. He is survived by his parents, Donald and Darlene Bowers; son, Jacob Bowers, daughter Jayme Bowers; brother, Toby Bowers; sisters Lori Bowers and Heather Muse; step-daughter, Jessica Menning; granddaughter, Jaysha Bowers; nieces, Megan and Sara Bowers, and Jennifer Muse; nephew, Michael Muse, and former wife, Janet Bowers. Scott also leaves behind a large, loving extended family in Wisconsin. He will be laid to rest in Milton, WI. Please join us for a celebration of his life at the Knights of Columbus on Friday August 7, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. (3301 Mountain Rd NW) Please visit Scott's online guestbook at Reflectionoflife.com. The Salazar family of REFLECTIONS Funerals & Life Celebrations 2400 Washington Street NE 884-5777
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CANDELARIA -- Monica Diana Candelaria, born in Albuquerque June 20, 1981 passed away February 2, 2009. Monica enjoyed laughing, joking, taking care of babies, and spending time with her family. She will be remembered as a loving daughter, mother, granddaughter, niece, cousin and friend who will be truly missed. Monica was preceded in death by her father, Gabriel Candelaria and her daughter, Reina Candelaria. Monica is survived by her mother, Isabel Candelaria; one son, Michael Candelaria; her brother, Gabriel Candelaria Jr.; grandparents, Dolores and Mike Mirabal, Diana Flores and Eddie Candelaria; godparents, Victor Candelaria and Diana Candelaria; as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, cousins, and friends who loved her and will miss her greatly. Services will be held at New Beginnings Church, 3601 Montgomery Blvd. NE. at Carlisle, on Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 10:00 a.m., with Pastor Richard Mansfield officiatiing. Pallbearers will be Julian R., Toby R., Ruben M., Frankie R., Anthony R., Matthew G. and Matthew R. Honorary pallbearers will be her uncles, Michael and Victor. Burial will follow at the San Jose Cemetery off of Gibson and I-25 SE. Memorial Contributions can be made to the Crime Victim's Reparation, 8100 Mountain Rd NE Ste 106, Albuquerque, NM. 87110. (505) 841-9432. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St, NW, ABQ, 87107. 505-343-8008.
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CHAVEZ -- Jose L. Chavez, Jr., 63 passed away at home on Monday, August 3, 2009 surrounded by his family and friends. He was born May 17, 1946 in Gallup, NM. Chavez is survived by his loving wife Betty; children Derrick Marrufo, Sr., Jozette and Melanie Chavez, Adrian Marrufo, Jr. and Marc Chavez; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; his father, Jose L. Chavez Sr.; sisters, Mary Noonen, Della Rosales and Margie George; brothers Manuel and Eddy Chavez. He was preceded in death by his mother Antonia Escamilla Chavez; a sister; two brothers and a grandson. Jose retired from the Gallup Fire Department. A rosary will be recited at St. Francis Xavier Church at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 7, 2009. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Annunciation Church on Saturday, Augist 8, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons 400 3rd St. SW - 247-4124
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DEL PALACIO -- Fred Del Palacio, 66, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Friday, July 31, 2009. Fred was born November 13, 1942 the son of Nicholas and Magdelena Merona Del Palacio in El Paso, Texas. Fred came to Albuquerque from California in 1982. He had worked for the Martin Merrietta Company before he retired. Fred was preceded in death by his parents, Nicholas and Magdelena. He is survived by his wife, Hope Del Palacio of Albuquerque; daughter, Pamela Cowell and husband Jody of Rio Rancho, NM, step-son, Richard Lujan and wife Melinda of San Clemente, CA, and step-daughter, April Werdermann and husband Alan of Bernalillo, NM; grandchildren, Rebekah Cowell of Rio Rancho, NM, Erich Werdermann of Bernalillo, NM, Amber Werdermann of El Monte, CA, and Andrea Haines of Mesa, AZ; one sister, Diane Walker of Sacramento, CA; and one brother, Nicholas Del Palacio of Sacramento, CA. A Memorial Service for Fred will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services, Sara Rd. at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho with Minister Nathaniel Grant officiating. For those who wish, you may send condolences to the family 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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DRUMMOND -- Natalie W. Drummond, 78, a resident of Albuquerque, NM since 1999, passed away Monday, August 3, 2009. She is survived by her husband of 58 years Stephen E. Drummond of Albuquerque; children, Ricki and her husband Mike Morris of Tijeras, NM, and Jeff and his wife Sharon Drummond of Pickerington, Ohio; grandchildren, Tara and her husband John Garr of Dallas, TX, Joshua, Andrew and David Drummond of Pickerington, Ohio; great-grandchildren, Jackson and Stephen Garr of Dallas, TX; brothers, Aaron (Jody) Dodd, Gregory (Rocky) Dodd, Jill (Dodd) Vernon of Clarksburg, WV. Mrs. Drummond was preceded in death by her father, Morris Dodd and Mother, Glene Dodd of Spelter, WV. Mrs. And Mr. Drummond are members of Hoffmantown Church in Albuquerque. A Life Celebration Service will be held at French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM on Sunday, August 9, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. Pastor Dave Eustis will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to Franklin Graham Ministries Samaritan's Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607, (828) 262-1980, Salvation Army, 4301 Bryn Mawr Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107 (505) 341-9083, or Diabetes Foundation, 2501 San Pedro Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110-4131 (505) 255-4005. Natalie loved life and touched many people with her warmth and generosity. Please visit our online guestbook for Natalie at RememberTheirStory.com French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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FARLEY -- John William Farley. January 7, 1917 - July 2, 2009. John was born in Newark, NJ the oldest of seven children. Prior to going into the Army during World War II, he and a brother owned and operated a gas station/garage. He served in the 3rd Calvary Squadron in the automotive division as a mechanic during the War. Later he went to work for Chrysler initially working in New York and eventually was moved to Detroit as an executive in the Service Division. His job entailed traveling all over the United States and the world. His many travels resulted in a life long love of languages and he spoke Russian, Japanese, Spanish and German (Japanese and Spanish more fluently than the others), and, in fact, taught Spanish at one of the Senior Centers in Albuquerque. He had a flair for artistic endeavors demonstrated by his numerous wood carvings, stained glass objects, weavings, and picture framing. John was a true gentleman known for his kindness and integrity. He was respected by everyone who knew him. He and his wife, Virginia, were married in the early 1970s and resided in Michigan until they retired in 1983. They relocated to Albuquerque in 1983 and resided there until 2006 when they moved to Arvada, CO. His wife followed him in death on July 16, 2009. He is survived by daughters, Veronica Pelosi of New Jersey and Emma Braille; step-daughter, Gloria Jacobson (Ed) lives in Colorado; many grandchildren, step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Raymond (Mary) of Wisconsin and Norman (Betty) of New Jersey; and sister, Helen (Tom) of Alabama. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Bob and Vince; a sister, Veronica; his step-son, Wade Zellner; and a step-granddaughter, Jami Jacobson. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Agape Hospice Healthcare whose team provided such loving, kind and expert care to both John and Virginia.6041 South Syracuse Way, Suite 220, Greenwood Village, CO 80111 or to the charity of your choice. A joint Memorial Service for John and Virginia will be held Saturday, August 8, 2009, 10:30 a.m., at Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 8600 Academy Blvd. NE, Albuquerque. Please visit our online guestbook for John at RememberTheirStory.com French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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FARLEY -- Virginia Anna Lockhart Zellner Farley, August 30, 1920 - July 16, 2009. Virginia was born in Ashfork, AZ one of seven children. Abandoned by their mother at an early age, the children were raised in an Odd Fellows Orphanage in Safford, AZ because their father was a ranch foreman on the Arizona desert where there were no schools. Virginia attended what is now the University of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff until she married. She later finished her teaching degree at Arizona State University in Tempe and continued pursuit of her education obtaining a Master's Degree plus 30 hours. She taught at John Adams in the 1960s and junior high school in Phoenix and Scottsdale for many years until she left Arizona to marry John W. Farley. While living in Michigan she became a social worker for the State of Michigan working with mentally disabled adults, serving in the children's unit and finally becoming Volunteer Coordinator. She received a commendation for outstanding service from the Governor of Michigan. She and John relocated to Albuquerque upon retiring in 1983 where they lived until moving to Arvada, CO in 2006. Virginia was a devout Christian and served her Lord and Savior in many leadership capacities in her churches. When she moved to Colorado she continued to serve by teaching Bible Study and by opening Sunday services at her independent living facility to assist the volunteer pastor. Virginia was a dynamic woman who was admired by and an inspiration to everyone with whom she came into contact. It is impossible to know how many young people she helped through difficult times. She particularly loved children, reached out to everyone and didn't know a stranger. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Her husband, John, preceded her in death on July 2, 2009. She was also preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Dick, Prime, John and Twain; a sister, Helen Williams; her son, Wade Zellner; and granddaughter, Jami Jacobson. She is survived by her daughter, Gloria Jacobson (Ed) of Colorado; sister, Wilma Arthur of Oregon; grandchildren, Randy Zellner (Amanda) and Melissa Zellner of Albuquerque; great-granddaughter, Jillian Rodriquez; step-great-granddaughters, Mikayla and Keana, all of Albuquerque; step-daughter, Veronica Pelosi of New Jersey; many nieces and nephews, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and son's widow, Elaine Zellner of Clovis. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Agape Hospice Healthcare, whose team provided such loving, kind and expert care to both Virginia and John. 6041 South Syracuse Way, Suite 220, Greenwood Village, CO 80111 or to the charity of your choice. A joint Memorial Service for Virginia and John will be held Saturday, August 8, 2009, 10:30 a.m., at Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 8600 Academy Blvd. NE, Albuquerque. Please visit our online guestbook for Virginia at RememberTheirStory.com French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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FJELSETH -- Paul Fjelseth,74,passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 1, 2009 at his home following a lengthy battle with cancer. Paul was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to Lewis and Alma Fjelseth. He graduated from South Dakota State College (now SDSU) in 1957 with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering. He was a member of Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappu Nu Honor Societies. Paul worked at Sandia Laboratories for thirty-three years before retiring in 1990 as a Senior Member of the Technical Staff. He was involved in the design and testing of payloads for missile defense systems at Cape Kennedy, Johnson Island, Kwajalein, White Sands and Vandenberg Air Force Base. Paul enjoyed golf, bridge, softball, hunting, and attending his grandson's Little League games and granddaughter's ballet events. Paul was preceded in death by his mother, his father and his brother James. He is survived by his wife of forty years, Irene; daughters Denise Miller of Las Vegas, NV and Valerie McLeod and husband Jim of Albuquerque; brothers Lewis Fjelseth of Tuscon, AZ and Don Fjelseth of Albuquerque, NM; grandchildren Brandon, Kaitlyn, Wade, Anthony, David and Jessica as well as many other relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held on Friday, August 7, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 10,000 Spain Road N.E.
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GLOBER -- Elreena "Ga" Glober, 94, born in Santa Fe and resident of Albuquerque, passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2009. She is survived by her daughter, Karen Garcia and husband, Luther C.; granddaughters, Elisa Chavez and husband, Matthew, and Elreena Garcia; nieces, Rena Mae Cappel, Carol Ann Polaco and husband, Larry, Sandra Gean Miner and husband, Robert, and Charlotte Higgins and husband, Larry; nephew, William Arrighi and wife, Sandra; and several generations of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Q. Glober; parents, Mabel and William Dominic Arrighi; sister, Corinne Gonzales; and brother, William John Arrighi. Elreena was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. She graduated from Regina School of Nursing and worked as a nurse at St. Vincent's in Santa Fe, and St. Joseph's and Presbyterian in Albuquerque. She cared for and helped raise many members of her family and friends. Special thanks to her home care nurses, Roni Lockhart and Jackie Coleman and the staff at Vista Care Hospice. Rosary will be recited Sunday, August 9, 2009, 6:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, August 10, 2009, 10:00 a.m. at St. Therese Little Flower Catholic Church, 300 Mildred Ave. NW. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Pallbearers will be Rick Miller, John Miller, Ken Patton, Matthew Chavez, Damion Garcia, and Dublin Gonzales. Honorary Pallbearers will be Luther M. Garcia, William Arrighi, Edward Garcia, Kirt Pulaski, and Steven Maize. Should friends desire, please make contributions to Special Olympics New Mexico, 6600 Palomas NE, Suite 207, Albuquerque, NM 87109, or UNM Children's Oncology, c/o Dr. Richard Heideman, Pediatric Oncology, UNMCH, MSCIU - 5590, 1 UNM, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001. French 1111 University Blvd. NE. (505) 843-6333
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GRIEGO -- Fermin Griego was born May 29, 1945 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He passed away Friday, July 31, 2009 at the age of 64. Fermin will be remembered for his love of spending time with his family, his enjoyment of fishing, working in the yard and working around the house. Fermin was preceded in death by his parents, Isidro and Josefina Griego; six brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Linda Griego; one son, Alfred Griego; one daughter, Fermina Griego; nine grandchildren; brothers, Waldo Griego, Paul Griego and wife Josefina; sisters, Priscilla Griego, Sophie Martinez, Consuelo Amezaga and husband Alfonzo; many nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members and friends who loved and will miss him. A Rosary will be recited at the family home on Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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HENLEY -- Helen S. Henley, 91, a resident of Albuquerque since 1947, died Monday, August 3, 2009. She is survived by her two daughters, Jelly Cunningham of Albuquerque and Jane Marland and husband, Francois of Geneva, Switzerland; five grandchildren, Christy and John Cunningham, and Melanie, Morgan, and Maximilien Marland; sister, Anna Hoffman of Houston, TX; and other relatives and friends. Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde E. Henley, in December 1990. She was born on January 26, 1918 in St. Charles, Missouri to August and Leah Pearl Chapmann Suelthaus. She graduated from St. Charles High School. Helen later graduated from the University of Tampa with a Bachelors Degree in Education. She married Clyde Henley in Havana, Cuba during WWII. After the war they then moved to Albuquerque where they raised their children. Helen was a member of the United Lutheran Church Women and became a passionate bridge player after her children were grown. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held at French Mortuary, Wyoming Chapel, Friday, August 7, 2009, 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Please visit our online guestbook for Helen at RememberTheirStory.com French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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JORDAN -- Carol Ann Jordan, 64, passed away at her home on June 31, 2009. Carol was born in Franklin, TN and spent her adolescence in Los Alamos, NM. Carol was a nurse and spent the majority of her life caring for others as a mother, a daughter and as an elder caregiver. It is her giving nature and caring disposition that will be so missed by those who love her. She is survived by her four children, David Hood and his wife Sherry of Albuquerque, Ross Hood of Roswell, NM, Marilyn (Hood) Fox and her husband Don of Dallas, TX, and Alice Hood of Albuquerque. Also surviving their "Gramma" are her six grandchildren, Jessica Montgomery, Rebecca and Justin Hill, Nathanial Fox, Kytle Hood and Ashley Hood. Carol will also be greatly missed by her sisters, brother, nieces and nephews.
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KELSEY -- Norman Kelsey was born on January 21, 1926 and passed away on July 28, 2009. At this time, no services have been arranged. RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo NE 764-9663
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KING -- Tammy King was born on May 04, 1963 and passed away on August 3, 2009. A visitation will be held on Friday, August 7, 2009 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Riverside Funeral Home, with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Arrangements in care of RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo NE 764-9663
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LOUCKS -- Dr. James E. Loucks died on August 1, 2009. He will be buried at Santa Fe National Cemetery on Friday, August 14, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. A Memorial Service will be held that same day at 3:00 p.m. at The United Church in Los Alamos.
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MACDOWELL -- Francis MacDowell, of Highland, entered into rest on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was 84. Son of the late Frederick and Ruth Hasbrouck MacDowell, he was born on August 9, 1924 in Newburgh. Francis proudly served in the US Army 65th Infantry Division during WWII. He was a member of the Empire State Passenger Association, National Association of Railroad Passengers, Association of Former New York State Troopers, the Iroquois Club, Bethel, NY, Hasbrouck Family Association and longtime member of White Lake Fire Dept, White Lake, NY. He is survived by his loving children, Patricia Sullivan of Highland, John McGinn and his wife Karin of Seattle, WA, Francesca MacDowell of Albuquerque, NM, Tani Hyland and her husband Vincent of Highland; his grandchildren, Sean and Megan Sullivan, Cody and Kelly Williams, Katherine, Vincent and Patrick Hyland; a sister Jeanne Bull of Blooming Grove; brothers, Albert MacDowell of Newburgh and Frederick MacDowell of Edinburg, TX and many nieces and nephews. His niece Jeanne Brundage, her husband Ted and their children graciously shared their home with him in recent years. He also leaves behind a dear friend, Rosemary Bennici. Cremation took place at Cedar Hill Crematory. Memorial visitation for Francis will be held on his 85th birthday, Sunday, August 9, 2009 from 2-4 p.m. at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney, Ave., Newburgh, NY. To send a personal condolence or for directions, please visit BrooksFH.com or call 845-561-8300.
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MARTINEZ -- Alice Mary, age 75, of Corrales, NM, born November 4, 1933 passed away peacefully at the Presbyterian Hospice unit on Monday August 3 2009 after a long battle with diabetes. She was preceded in death by her mother, Felicita Santillanes, who passed on November of 1972. She is survived by her loving husband of 28 years, Benny Martinez; along with her six children, all from Albuquerque, Lawrence Gallegos and wife Chickie, Linda Patino and husband Tony, Sammy Gallegos Jr, Vincent Gallegos and wife Gloria, Geri Gallegos, and Bernadette Gallegos; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, sisters and brothers-in law and many friends. All services will be held at St. Therese Little Flower Catholic Church, at the corner of 4th street and 300 Mildred NW. A rosary will be recited on Friday, August 7th, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. A memorial mass will be held on Saturday August 8th, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. by Father Javier. Pallbearers will be Juan Gallegos, Aidan Gallegos, Tony Patino, Lorenzo Patino, Pete Martinez and, Rudy Martinez. Cremation will take place after all the services.
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MEREDITH -- Dennis Edwin Meredith August 30, 1948 - August 7, 2007 It has been two years since you left us, Dooter. My life remains as if one half of me is gone, because it is. I will love you forever; I know I will be with you again. Be at peace my love. Your, Is Como una promesa, eres tu, eres tu Coma una manana de verano Como una sonrisa, eres tu, eres tu Asi, asi, eres tu. Toda mi esperanza, eres tu, eres tu Como un lluvia fresca en mis manos Como fuerte brisa, eres tu, eres tu Asi, asi eres tu. Eres tu como el agua de mi fuente Eres tu el fuego de mi hogar Eres tu como el fuego de mi hoguera Eres tu el trigo de mi pan. Asi, asi eres tu. Como mi poema, eres tu, eres tu Como una guitarra en la noche Todo mi horizonte eres tu, eres tu Asi, asi eres tu. En mi vida algo si eres tu. Juan Carlos Calderon
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MILLER -- Eleanor Wandlass Miller, age 94, predeceased by Ira B. Miller, her husband of 43 years, peacefully entered eternal life at her home on August 5, after a long illness. She is survived by her cousin, Sister Mary Birster, IHM; and four nephews of the Miller family; their spouses; their children; and grandchildren. Eleanor was born in Girardville, PA, graduated from St. Joseph Catholic High School and Immaculata University where she received her B.S. degree. She then attended St. Joseph School of Nursing in Reading, PA for her R.N. She also took post graduate courses at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and at the University of Michigan and for Public Health Nursing. She assumed the position of Assistant Director of Nursing Services and instructor in medical and surgical nursing at St. Mary's College of Nursing in Ann Arbor, Michigan where she received her B.S.N. She then volunteered for active duty in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps in 1942, and was commissioned as Lieutenant. She served until her honorable discharge as Captain in 1946. She, with her husband, Captain Ira B. Miller, established their home in New Mexico. Their work frequently took them to various places in New Mexico, Colorado and California. They then retired back to Santa Fe, NM. Eleanor continued her nursing career as school nurse and teacher at Wood-Gormley Elementary School and other Santa Fe Public Schools. She served on various committees and boards in Santa Fe and remains a loyal benefactor at Immaculata University in PA. Her life of service, her spirit of giving and her interest in all that is Santa Fe were admirable. She herself was a loving, patient, generous, kind and compassionate woman. She will be missed. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Monday, August 10, 2009 at Santa Maria de la Paz Catholic Church in Santa Fe at 1:00 p.m. preceded by Visitation and Rosary for family and friends at 11:30 a.m. in the Church gathering space. A Military Burial will follow at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Santo Nino Regional Elementary School will be gratefully accepted in memory of Eleanor W. Miller. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 984-8600
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ONSUREZ -- Natividad "Buster" Onsurez, 87, a resident of Albuquerque for seven years, died Tuesday, August 4, 2009. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Luz; son, Orlando Onsurez and wife, Mary Ann of Jacksonville, FL; daughter, Elizabeth Ratliff and husband, Jim, of Albuquerque; four grandchildren, Trish Eichwald and husband, Alejandro, Erica Ratliff, Jenna Svela and husband, Eric, and Adam Jacobs and wife, Julie; four great-grandchildren, Ryan Svela, Payton, Alexis, and Devin Eichwald; brothers, Lawrence Onsurez of El Monte, CA and Joe Onsurez of, CA; and numerous other relatives and friends. Buster was preceded in death by his four sisters. Mr. Onsurez was born on December 25, 1921 in Carlsbad, NM to Guadalupe and Concepcion Pena Onsurez. He was raised in the Carlsbad area until joining the United States Army in June of 1942. After his honorable discharge in April of 1946, Buster worked at Amax Chemical Corp. in a potash mine for 31 years, retiring in 1984. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus and the Disabled American Veterans. Mr. Onsurez was also a member of the AARP. He was a loving husband, dad, grandpa, and great-grandpa and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Cremation has taken place and a Graveside Service will be held at Santa Fe National Cemetery on Monday, August 10, 2009, 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 2201 San Pedro NE, Bldg #2, Suite 102, Albuquerque, NM 87110 or Alzheimer's Association, 9500 Montgomery NE, Suite 209, Albuquerque, NM 87111. Please visit our online guestbook for "Buster" at RememberTheirStory.com French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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PADILLA -- Eligio J. Eligio J. Padilla August 7, 1918-June 24, 1994 In Loving Memory
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PLATERO -- Adrian (Frybread) Platero Happy Birthday Adrian! We Love You and Miss you alot!!! You will always be apart of our lives. Mom and Tori
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QUEZADA -- Victor Edurado Quezada II passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2009 in Albuquerque at the age of 14 months. He was a loveable little boy who loved his books. He was always full of smiles and hugs. He is survived by his father, Victor E. Quezada; mother, D'Angela Martinez; grandparents, Eva and Margarito Quezada and Cecilia Martinez; great-grandmothers, Christina Martinez and Maria Ojeda; aunts and uncles, Margarita and Cesar Chavez, Allen Padilla, Melissa Quezada, Phil and Vianey Quezada, Lydia Macias, Sonia Quezada, Christina Martinez and Angel Martinez. Services will be held at the family home. For additional information please contact Salazar & Sons Mortuary at (505) 247-4124.
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QUINONES -- Camilo Alexis Quinones, In Your Hands, In Our Hearts - Born into Eternity on Monday, August 3, 2009 - Our son will be remembered by father, Camilo Andres Quinones, mother, C. Antoinette Garcia and sister, Maya Alexis Quinones; grandparents, Jose Antonio "Tony" Quinones, Miriam Martinez, Robert Garcia, Beverly Hope Gabaldon; aunts and uncles, Debra Quinones-Castillo and husband, Fernando Castillo, Marc Quinones, JuanJulian Quinones, Crystal Dawn Shafer and husband, Dr. Ty Shafer; cousins, Michael Andrew, Tina Marie, and Ansley Faith; and extended family, friends and loved ones. Pallbearers will be JuanJulian Quinones, Jason Quinones, Keith "Pancho" Quinones, and Ricky Navarette. Services will be held Friday, August 7, 2009, 10:00 a.m., at Sagebrush Community Church, 6440 Coors Blvd. NW. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menual Blvd. NE. Gathering for family and friends will take place at the Moose Lodge, 2121 Edith Blvd. NE. Condolences may be mailed to PO Box 7591, Albuquerque, NM 87194. Please visit our online guestbook for Camilo at www.RememberTheirStory.com. French 1111 University Blvd. NE. (505) 843-6333
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SCHMITT -- Albert Eugene "Smitty" Schmitt, age 75, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, August 4, 2009 after a long battle with cancer. Albert was comforted in his final hours by family and friends. Albert is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Nancy, daughter Mary and David Bowman, son Robert and Tina Schmitt, son Joseph and Shirley Schmitt, daughter Jennifer and Todd Miller, son James Schmitt and Thomas Myrick. He is also survived by his nine grandchildren, Jason (and fiancee Breanna), Skyler (and wife Kendra), Kelsey, Sarah and Christopher Schmitt, Stephanie (and fiancee Kyle) and Sara Bowman, and Kristen and Julie Miller. He is also survived by two great-grandsons, Wyatt Thompson and Aiden Schmitt, as well as many extended family members and friends. Albert was preceded in death by his parents Albert Joseph and Frances Marie (Frings) Schmitt, his sisters Eleanor Guyon, Sister Magdalene Schmitt, and Elaine Schmitt, and his brother Karl and Wiemer Schmitt. Albert was born the fifth of six children on April 21, 1934 in Leonore, Illinois. He grew up a hard-working farm boy before joining the Air Force at the age of 21. After spending 24 years in the military, he retired in Albuquerque in 1977. He then worked for 18 years at General Electric, before retiring in 1994. Albert loved helping others and never failed to greet family, friends or strangers with a smile and a compliment. He was a lifelong Cubs fan who rarely missed a game on television. He loved playing pool, bowling, pitching horseshoes, and spending time with family and friends. He and Nancy enjoyed traveling across the U.S. in their RV to visit family and see new places. Albert touched the lives of so many and will be deeply missed by all. Memorial Services will be held at Daniels Family Funeral Services - Carlisle Chapel Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 11 o'clock a.m. Interment will be held at Santa Fe National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the American Cancer Society, P.O.22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. Albert'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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SITZ -- Hubert Darnell Sitz was called home on Monday, August 3, 2009 after a long courageous fight with leukemia. Darnell was a Texas Cowboy known by many as "Slim". Born in Vernon, TX December 31, 1927 to Hubbard Elton Sitz and Mary Gillie Puckett. He married his sweetheart and love of his life, Dorothy Helen, June 30, 1950. In 1953 Darnell and Dorothy moved to Albuquerque, NM after serving his country in the Navy and Army during the Korea War. He worked on projects with NASA and New Mexico Parks Services. In 1972 he started his own business, Audio Installation Design & Service and was an Electrical and Sound Contractor. He retired in 1990. Darnell was a very talented man. He was an artist, silversmith and fly tying expert. His hobbies were fishing and playing the guitar. He will be greatly missed by all who had the opportunity to know this wonderful Man. He is survived by his loving wife Dot; daughters Mary Woodworth and fiance Thomas Carraway, Myra Robbins and husband Keith, Marsha Montoya, Manetta Chase and husband Pat, and Herb Sitz. Fourteen grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and special brother-in-law and sister-in-law Mark and Peggy Marchbanks. Furry companions Osa and Brigette. Services will be at Carlisle Plaza Methodist Church at 3023 Montclaire Drive NE on Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. Reception to follow at Church. Friends may contact the family at 875-0848.
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SKOTCHDOPOLE -- Henry Skotchdopole, age 89, a resident of Los Lunas, NM, passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2009. All Services will be held at the San Clemente Catholic Church, beginning with a visitation on Friday, August 7, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. with a Funeral Service to be held at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 3:00 p.m. Sign Henry's online register book at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com Romero Funeral Home 609 N. Main St., Belen, NM (505) 864-8501
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SMITH -- M.W."CHISEL" SMITH August 7, 1904 - September 15, 1990 In Loving Memory
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STRATTON -- Gerald C. Stratton Sr. (Jerry), 59, passed away August 1, 2009, in Albuquerque New Mexico. He was born December 8, 1949, to John and Martha Stratton in Las Vegas Nevada. He is survived by his wife of 31 years Melissa C. Stratton, his son Gerald C. Stratton Jr., 26, and daughter Claire B. Stratton, 23, all of Albuquerque NM. Jerry grew up in Redlands, Ca. where he attended Redlands Sr. High School and graduated from the University of Redlands. Jerry worked for the Department of Defense for 36 years. His career brought him to Kirkland AFB in 1993 where he served his country most recently as an Audio Visual Production Specialist. Jerry served as an active volunteer to many community organizations. He served the Boy Scouts of America for over 20 years in various capacities most recently serving as a member on the Eagle Scout Board of Review as well as a Merit Badge counselor. While residing in Redlands, Ca. Jerry was a member of the Elks Lodge 583, where he served as Exalted Ruler from 1979-1980. He remained an avid supported of the Elks and their missions until his passing. Shooting was a passion for Jerry and he was an active member of the Single Action shooting Society (SASS) where he performed and competed as "Irish Jack Clary". Services will be held Saturday August 8, 2009, at the Daniels Family Funeral Services, Wyoming Chapel. Visitation will be held at 9:00 AM. Services will begin at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Boy Scouts of America or the New Mexico Elks Association Cerebral Palsy Program, in Jerry's honor. Those who wish to express condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com Jerry's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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SULLIVAN -- Michael L. August 21, 1953 - July 28, 2009 Mike was born in Duluth, Minnesota and has been a resident of Albuquerque since the 70's. He leaves a son; two daughters; four sisters; and one grandchild. A Celebration of Mike's life will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 4 p.m. For more information please call 505-250-1566. The Sullivan Family would like to thank their family and friends for the support and blessings we have received.
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VILLA -- Betty Villa, 52, our beloved, daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend passed away unexpectedly to be with her Lord. She will never be forgotten. She is survived by her mother Josephine Goode; daughters Stephanie Villa and Maria Villa; granddaughter Alicia Padilla; brothers Richard and Larry Bolton, Andrew and Donny Goode. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Salazar and Sons on Saturday, August 8, 2009. Graveside Service will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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WALLEY -- Steven Jon Walley, 62, rode his Harley through the gates of heaven on August 4, 2009. Steve was born May 19, 1947 in Fairmont, MN. Steve was raised in Albuquerque, NM by his parents, John and Mary Walley. Steve was a graduate of Eastern New Mexico College, where he received his bachelor's degree in Marketing. Steve served in the Army during the Vietnam War, receiving the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Joint Services Campaign Medal, and the Bronze Star Medal. He returned to Albuquerque, where he began a 30 plus year career with the Air Traffic Control Agency. He married Nancy Klein and had two sons, Eric and Ryan. Steve was a dedicated husband and father, making sure his boys were well educated and loved. He supported them through school, college, and little league. He would take his family on camping trips every chance he would get, and used to ride motorcycles with Eric and Ryan. He and Nancy loved horses, and raised four of them at their home in North Albuquerque Acres. They spent their free-time camping, dancing, and horseback riding. His family was challenged time and time again with cancer. His youngest son was diagnosed with cancer at age 17 and Nancy at age 60. Steve stood strong and was the caregiver during their stints with the awful disease. He lost Nancy in 2004 and Ryan in 2007. Steve picked up the pieces of his life and met Susan Ann Mercer in Florida when he was visiting Eric. They were married August 9, 2008 in Palm Harbor Florida. Sue showed "Cowboy" how to love again, and gave him many reasons to go on living life. Unfortunately, Steve was diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer less than a month after they were married. Steve was determined to "live life like there was no tomorrow" and spent his last year traveling with Sue. They collected many memories over the year, living in Florida, New Mexico, and his motor homing community in Colorado. Steve lasted long enough to be Eric's best man in his wedding, which was held just days before Steve passed away. Friends and family will always remember "Cowboy" for his caring heart, his friendly smile, and his ability to touch anyone in the room. He is survived by his wife, Sue Walley; his son, Eric Walley; his daughter-in-law, Faith; his brother, Robert Walley; and his mother, Mary Walley. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, August 8, 2009, at 4:00 p.m., at Daniels Funeral Services, Wyoming Chapel. In Lieu of flowers, friends may make donations to the American Cancer Society at 10501 Montgomery Blvd NE Suite 300, Albuquerque, NM 87111 (505)260-2105, www.cancer.org. Those who wish to express condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com Steve's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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