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ABOUSLEMAN -- Thomas M. Abousleman, age 90, a lifelong resident of Jemez Springs, NM, passed away on Monday, August 17, 2009, 39 days short of his 91st birthday. He was a World War II veteran, a rancher, a home-builder and together with his brothers, the original owners of the Los Ojos bar in Jemez Springs. Tom loved to fly fish, collect old guns and gamble at the casinos. Born to Moses and Edna Abousleman, Tom was the youngest of eight children. Tom is survived by nieces Marian Sotel, Connie Ryan, and husband Jack, Sharon Ryan, Ann Marie Rolfes, and Helen Flower; nephews Freddie Abousleman and wife Debbie, Greg Ryan and wife Andrea, David Ryan, Johnnie Merhege and wife Ida, and Billy Merhege and wife Barbara; sister-in-law Margaret Abousleman and many loving friends who live in Jemez Springs and the Albuquerque area. Tom bragged that he was born in the same house he lived in. A Rosary will be recited at Mary, Mother of Priests Catholic Church in Jemez Springs, NM on September 3, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Resurrection will be held on September 4, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. in Jemez Springs at Mary, Mother of Priests Catholic Church with Fr. Gregory McCormick, SP, officiating. Burial of Tom's cremated remains will take place immediately following the Mass at Our Lady of the Assumption Cemetery in Jemez Springs. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Tom's name to Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 10, Jemez Springs, NM 87025 or to a charity of your choice. 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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ALDOPH -- Arthur Mae Aldoph, age 80, passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2009. She is survived by her two daughters, Shirley Moody, and Brenda Aldoph; two sons, Gregory Aldoph and Lyle Moody; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. A Viewing will be held on Thursday September 3, 2009 from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Daniels Family Funeral Services Palm Chapel, 1100 Coal Ave. SE. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, September 4, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church, 1509 Edith Blvd., SE. Burial 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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ALEXANDER -- Michael " Mickey " Frank Alexander, 41, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2009. He is survived by the love of his life, his wife Beverly; his children, daughter Ashley Kay and son, Travis Michael Alexander; his mom, Arlene Williams and his stepdad, Roy Williams; five brothers and sisters, Jenny Blair and husband Floyd, Bob Alexander and wife Lynn, Tom Alexander and wife Betty, Penny Cherry, and Danny Alexander and wife Le Ann; four step brothers and sisters, Linda, Mark, Lynn, and Lane; father -in-law Manuel F. Gonsalves, who they called "poppy" ; his brother -in- law, David Sanchez and wife Cindy; sister -in- law, Adline Leard and husband Ken; numerous nieces and nephews along with friends and family members from Washington, California, Nebraska, Tennessee, Oregon, and Alaska. He was born and raised in Edgewood, NM and attended Moriarity High School. Michael had a great love for flying. His career as an Aviation Technician began when he entered the United States Navy in 1985. Following his Navy service he worked for Goodrich Corporation in Everett, Washington and continuing his career at Eclipse Aviation in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Michael also had a great love for sports, especially baseball, his favorite team was the Seattle Mariners. He enjoyed watching football with his cousin Walter Sandoval. During the last few months he enjoyed keeping in touch with his family and friends via text messaging, even teaching his mother how so he could be in touch with her. Mickey loved spending time joking around with his nieces and nephews, they all loved him dearly. Michael and Bev enjoyed spending time and traveling with Walter and Louise Sandoval. His siblings, friends and family will always hold fond memories of the times spent with Mickey. Funeral services will be held at French Mortuary, Lomas location, on Friday, September 4, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. and on Wednesday, September 9, 2009, also at French Mortuary at 11:00 a.m. with interment following the Wednesday service at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook for Mickey at RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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BOGAROSH -- Peter Leonard passed away at his home in Albuquerque, NM on August 30, 2009. He was born in Bath, PA on January 2, 1921 and raised in Phillipsburg, NJ where he graduated from high school and was a star athlete. He went on to graduate with a pharmacy degree from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Sciences and received a Master's Degree in Pharmacology from Purdue University in Lafayette, IN. It was there that he met Novella McGlothlin and they married on September 3, 1947. They raised 2 children - son, Chris, and daughter, Barbara Ann. Peter taught Pharmacology at the University of Buffalo in Buffalo, NY and at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA before joining the U.S. Public Health Service in 1955. Over the years the family lived in Aberdeen, SD, Albuquerque, NM and Norman, OK as Peter rose to a rank of Captain (USN). In 1969 Peter left the Indian Health Service and joined the Food and Drug Administration in Rockville, MD until his retirement in 1981 and subsequent move back to Albuquerque. Peter is preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Novella Bogarosh, and by his sister, Catherine Ballard of Colorado Springs, CO. He is survived by his son, Chris Bogarosh and his wife, Lorna, of Spokane, his daughter, Barbara Ann Boga-Rosh of Middletown, MD, and his four grandchildren, Nichole Bogarosh of Norman, OK, Tyler, Brad, and Spencer Bogarosh, all of Spokane, WA. A memorial service will be held Friday, September 4, 2009 at 3:30 p.m. at French Mortuary Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. In lieu of flowers, family asks that a donation be made to either the Alzheimer's Association, 9500 Montgomery NE, Suite 209, Albuquerque, NM 87111 or to Presbyterian Hospice, Attn: Executive Director, P.O. Box 26666, Albuquerque, NM 87125. Please visit our online guestbook for Mr. Bogarosh at RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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BOLLIG -- Jerry Bollig, 70, passed away on August 31, 2009. Jerry was a quietly confident man who exemplified his loving devotion to his wife of 48 years, Judy. He is also survived by his son Todd, his wife Kelly and their children Ridglea and Michael; and son Scott; siblings Randy Bollig, Dolores Garner and Linda Kaplan. The Rosary will be recited Thursday, September 3, 2009, 7:00 p.m. at John XXIII Catholic Community, 4831 Tramway Ridge Rd, NE. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Friday, September 4, 2009, 10:00 a.m. at Gate of Heaven Mausoleum Chapel, 7500 Paseo Del Norte, NE. Entombment will follow. Memorial donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity, 204 San Mateo Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108-2918 Please visit our online guestbook for Jerry at RememberTheirStory.com. French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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BOUTON -- John S. Bouton, age 90, a resident of Albuquerque for the past 3 years, passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2009. He was born to George and Genevive Bouton on July 2, 1919. He is survived by his wife of 71 years Rhea Bouton; two sons, Michael J. Bouton and wife Maggie, John S. Bouton and wife Jennie; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law Louise Bouton. He was preceded in death by his Daughter Elaine Smith; and Brother Alfred George Bouton. John was a US Navy Veteran of WWII. 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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CARREJO -- Antonio Tomas Carrejo "A.T.", died on Tuesday. He was predeceased by his parents: Henry and Josepha Carrejo; brothers: Mike and Ramon Carrejo; sister: Helen Davila and son, Antonio Tomas Carrejo, Jr. A.T. is survived by his son: Antonio Carrejo and wife, Michelle; daughters: Antoinette Caldwell and husband, James and Sophia Martinez and husband, Guy; brothers: Amby Carrejo and wife, Mary; Charlie Carrejo and wife, Margie; Adam Carrejo and wife, Mary Frances and Orlando Carrejo and wife, Mary Jane; sisters: Esther Barela and husband, Mel, Mary Carrejo, Alice Chavez, Delores Casqueiro and Nellie Chavez, five granchildren and two great-grandchildren and many nephews and nieces. A Rosary will be Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church. Life Celebration Mass will be Friday 10:00 a.m. at Queen of Heaven. Pallbearers will be Nathan Chavez, Paul Williams, Filomeno Chavez, Henry Chavez, Lorenzo Cordova, and Joshua Martinez. Please visit A.T.'s online guestbook at Reflectionoflife.com. The Salazar family of REFLECTIONS Funerals & Life Celebrations 2400 Washington Street NE 884-5777
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DANIELS -- Flora E. Daniels, 87, of Albuquerque, passed away Monday, August 31, 2009 in Albuquerque. She was born October 1, 1921 in Tucumcari, New Mexico to Dee and Lena Willis. She is survived by her daughters, Sue and husband Spencer Layton and Pat Berger both of Albuquerque; a son, Jefferson (Jim) Daniels and wife Sybil Crane of Colorado; two sisters Peg Anderson of California and Vonnie Abbott of Arizona. Also surviving are five Grandchildren, James Michael Berger and wife Marian Feldman, Plamon Aker and wife Megan, Clint Daniels Staj and wife Jennifer, Cynthia Layton and husband Larry Mascarenas and Gail Daniels Nixon and husband Mark; and nine Great-Grandchildren. Graveside services for Flora will be held on Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at Memory Gardens Cemetery, 6917 E. Main Street, Farmington. Rev. Ed Wolfard will officiate. Those wishing to send condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com. Flora is in the care of Brewer, Lee & Larkin Funeral Home, 103 E. Ute Street, Farmington. (505) 325-8688
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DAVIDSON -- Lester Garland Davidson, 91, born in Plain, NM and a resident of Albuquerque, Veguita and Bosque Farms NM over the years passed away Friday August 28, 2009. There will be a celebration of his life, Friday September 4, 2009- 11:00 a.m. at the family home: 900 Green Acres Lane, Bosque Farms, NM- NOT September 25, 2009 as previously announced.
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DOUVILLE -- Keenan Douville Why did you have to go? So young, I just don't know why, Things happen most the time, Without reason, without rhyme. Lovely sweet young man, Son, grandson, brother. It's hard to say good bye, Your picture in my mind Will always be the times I'll cherish. Empty with disbelief, it makes no sense to me. Lost, just hoping, that just maybe, That, you're smiling saying, "Don't worry about me." Keenan, we miss you and love you.
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HALLORAN -- Joseph Halloran was born on January 20, 1928 and passed away on August 24, 2009. At this time, no services have been arranged. Arrangements in care of RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo NE 764-9663
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HAMILTON -- Gordon Lee Hamilton, 68, born in Fort Wayne, IN, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2009, after a long valiant battle with different illnesses stemming from diabetes. He lived in Albuquerque since 1980 with his wife of 44 years, Judy Ann Hamilton; his daughter, Jennifer Novicki and husband, Thomas; son, Michael Hamilton and wife, Lori; and five beautiful grandchildren, Thomas and Joseph Novicki and Mike, Alyssa and Aaron Hamilton. He is also survived by his sister, Paula Hope of Flagstaff, AZ. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Margaret Hamilton. Gordon was a wonderful son, brother, husband, father, uncle and grandfather. He will always be remembered for his incredible sense of humor, laughter and his love for others. He was instantly liked by all who met him. Memorial services will be held Thursday, September 3, 2009, 10:00 a.m. at French Mortuary, Westside Chapel. Interment of cremated remains will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. Should friends desire, please make contributions to the NM Diabetic Association in his honor, 810 W. San Mateo, Suite 200 E, Santa Fe, NM 87505. Please visit our online guest book for Gordon at RememberTheirStory.com. French 9300 Golf Course Road (505) 897-0300
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HARTE -- Irene Harte (Kirikos) February 1948 - September 2006 Three years now "Sunshine" the hole hasn't gotten any deeper, but it hasn't gone away either. We all miss you and love you lots. Maria, Chris, Mike, Kathy, Helen, "M" Doc and Woody
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HATCH -- Sean Eugene Hatch, 36, of Avondale, AZ died after a long illness on August 28, 2009, at Promise Hospital in Phoenix AZ. Sean was born January 15, 1973, in Albuquerque, NM, to Teresha and Rodney Hatch II. He graduated from Belen High School and later attended New Mexico Tech where he received Bachelor degrees in Mathematics and Physics in 1995. He went on to receive a Masters in Mathematics in 1996. Sean achieved a 4.0 GPA throughout his academic years. Sean was employed by Lockheed Martin in Goodyear, AZ as a Research Scientist. Sean enjoyed reading technical books, solving impossible math problems and playing with the latest electronic gadgets. Sean could also be found shooting and hiking with his friends from work. Sean will be greatly missed by his family and everyone who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Tamara Hernandez; two sons Allan Sebastian, age 4 and Evan Vincent, age 2; his parents Teresha and Rodney Hatch II of Belen, NM; his sister Darhla (Hatch) Gilson, brother-in-law James and their children Joseph and Virginia of Albuquerque, NM; and his grandparents June and Rodney Hatch, Sr. of Albuquerque, NM. Visitation begins at 9:00 a.m. followed by a 10:00 a.m. service on Friday, September 4, 2009 at French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM. Interment will follow at Terrace Grove Cemetery, Belen, NM. (Services were also held Tuesday, Sept 1st in Litchfield Park, AZ.) Sean believed in the importance of higher education and desired to see his children achieve their own academic success. For more info, please send an e-mail to: HatchCollegeFund@gmail.com for details.
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HOWARD -- Bill Howard, 84, resident of Albuquerque since 1947 passed away Sunday, August 30, 2009. Bill was born in Harrison, Nebraska, son of Marcy and Rose Howard. His parents; three brothers; and two sisters preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Terri; ten children, Debi Dodge and husband Clint, Jimmy Tudor and wife Cindy, Rex Howard and wife Betty, Kim George, Shelly Barreras and husband Steve, Jeff Howard and wife Sheila, Doug Buoey and wife Penny, Ken Kessler and wife Robbin, Vicki Clark and husband John, Mary Crawford and husband Danny; 11 grandchildren; a great granddaughter; many nieces and nephews; and his best friend Bro. His life was filled with passion for his family and for cruising the open open roads on his Harley. A memorial service will be held Friday, September 4, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the Moose Family Center #1517 at 2121 Edith Blvd. NE, where he was an active member since 1961. In lieu of flowers contribute to your favorite charity in his name.
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KRAUS -- Herb Kraus. Former Judge Herb Kraus passed away on Monday August 31, 2009. A celebration of his life will be held at Edelweiss AM Rio Grande, 4821 Menaul NE on Saturday September 5, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.
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MADRID -- Celestina "Sally" Madrid, 80, went to be with our Lord on Wednesday, September 2nd. She was predeceased by her husband, Ambrose; son, Richard; grandson, Adrian; parents, Alejandro and Carolina Chavez; sister, Marcella Ortega; and brothers, Gilbert and Alex Chavez. Sally is survived by her sons: Anthony Madrid and wife, Mary, Joseph Madrid and wife, Cathy, Alfred Madrid and wife, Cathy; daughters: Diane Madrid and husband, Joseph, Bernadette Madrid and husband, Vincent; 1 brother; 3 sisters; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends. A Rosary will be Friday at 7:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Life Celebration Mass will also be at Sacred Heart and will be Saturday at 10:00 am with Burial following at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers: Jimmy Barros, Michael Barros, Frank Gallegos, Mark Madrid, Alex Ortega and Peter Chavez. Honorary pallbearers: Thomas Chavez, Patricia Chavez, Theresa Gallegos and Ramona Ortega. Please visit Sally's online guestbook at Reflectionoflife.com. The Salazar family of REFLECTIONS Funerals & Life Celebrations 2400 Washington Street NE 884-5777
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MARTINEZ -- Dolores Martinez, 84, went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, September 1, 2009. She was preceded in death by her daughter Jean Chavez. She is survived by her companion of 20 years, Elias Sanchez; sister Jessie Sais; very special granddaughter Dolores Torres; and many grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Services will be held at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 9502 4th St NW on Friday September 4, 2009 at 8 a.m. Interment to follow on later date. Pallbearers will be Richard Chavez, Max Chavez, Oliver Chavez, Michael Chavez, Ramon Quinones and Elias Sanchez.
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MARTINEZ -- EVAN JAMES IN LOVING MEMORY My Dear Evan, our little angel in Heaven. We miss you and will never forget you. God bless you my son. Love Dad, brother Kyle, Love Grandma, Grandpa and your loving family.
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MARTINEZ -- Martin Martinez was born December 2, 1925 in Maxwell, New Mexico. He passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2009, in Albuquerque, at the age of 82. Martin was preceded in death by his sons, Oliver Martinez, David Martinez; and wife Lena. He is survived by his daughters, Mary Garcia and husband Jr., Cruzita Gonzales and husband Joe, Perta Martinez and husband Perfecto and Libby Martinez; sons, Johnny Martinez and wife Cynthia, Joe Martinez and wife Mary, Dragon Martinez, Michael Martinez and wife Michelle and Jessie Martinez; brother, Simon Martinez; grandchildren, Angel Martinez and Frankie Romero who loved him very much and will miss him dearly; 36 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren; other family members and friends who loved and will miss him. The Funeral Services will held at New Beginnings Church, Candelaria and Carlisle NE. on Friday, September 4, 2009. The Viewing will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the Funeral Service at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery near Edith and Ranchitos NW. Pallbearers will be Frankie Martinez Jr., Gilbert Martinez, Tony Garcia, Tony Garcia Jr., Michael F. Romero, Dragon Martinez Jr., Monique Sedillo and Oliver Junior. The family would like to give a special thank you to South Valley Care Center and their staff for all of their support and love they had for Martin, and they would also like to thank Ambercare Hospice nurses and staff for their care and concern. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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MARTINEZ -- Mercie S. Martinez, 90, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 31, 2009 surrounded by his family. Mr. Martinez was a veteran of the US Army and served during World War II. He was also a sales manager for Montgomery Wards for 30 years. Mr. Martinez was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Marie Martinez. He is survived by his children, Leonard Martinez, Martin Martinez and wife, Victoria, and Evelyn Vasquez and husband, Donald; grandchildren, Teresa Martinez, Sean Martinez, Sheyenne Martinez and Angelica Vasquez; great-grandson, Isaiah Jospeh Martinez; sister, Betty Castro; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass for Mr. Martinez will be celebrated on Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church. Committal Service will be held on Friday, September 4, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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MINTER -- Christine R. Minter, age 85, passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2009. She is survived by two daughters, Ladozia Minter Askew, Coreaetta Minter Hancock both of Albuquerque; five grandchildren, Rosel (Tony) Minter and wife Keri, Aaron (Bucky), Dixon and wife Kerry, Ian (Duffy) Minter, Stanis Askew-Gonzales and husband Michael, Rozel (RV) Minter and wife Melissa; and daughter-in-law Elizabeth Minte; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rosel; father; mother; and sons Rosel Winthrop and John Worth Minter. Christine moved to Albuquerque in 1957 with her family. She spent many years in the field of interior decoration, before retiring from APS. A Visitation will be held on Friday, September 4, 2009 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Daniels Family Funeral Services Palm Chapel 1100 Coal Ave. SE. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 2401 University Blvd. Interment in Wetumka Oklahoma. 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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ONEAL -- Peggy Oneal, age 61, a resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico passed away on August 30, 2009. Peggy graduated in 1966 in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and eventually married her high school sweetheart, John. Her life was light and bright and she was a world traveler and had her very own DooWop band. Peggy celebrated her life and loved her cats, memorabilia and music from the 50's. She also owned Sea-Air Travel Agency. She is survived by her husband John A. Schwettmann; her children, Eugene Heathman and wife Pat, Scott A. Oneal and his wife Shellie; grandchildren Shaun and Scota Oneal; her stepchildren, John S. Schwettmann and his daughter A. Schwettmann and son Brandon Estrada; her sisters Cheryl Deutsch, Jackie Clawson, Phyllis (Cricket) Carter; special friends at the New Mexico Film Commission/ Church of Spiritual Living, and Kristin Nelson, former wife of Ricky Nelson. A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 5, 2009 at Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living, 2801 Louisiana Boulevard, NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Please call the Center at (505) 881-4311 for service time. Those who wish to send condolences may visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Funeral Services are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Alameda Mortuary 9420 Fourth Street NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 (505) 898-3160
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OVERHOLSER -- Elyzabeth Moore Overholser, age 48, passed away suddenly August 28, 2009. She is survived by her husband, Christopher Overholser; son Stephen Moore; and daughter Kayleigh Moore; stepdaughter, Jasah Overholser; mother Theresa Andrews; sisters Andrea Carpenter and husband Alan, Diletta Chostner and husband Robert; uncle Ralph Woods; numerous nieces and nephews and many devoted friends and neighbors. "Liz" was a longtime devoted employee of Albertsons. Memorial service will be held at Riverside Funeral Home, 225 San Mateo, NE at 2:00 p.m. Saturday September 5, 2009
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PEDERSON -- Richard ("Dick") Pederson, a life long resident of Albuquerque, passed away on August 30, 2009. He was born to Clarence E. Pederson and Mary Katherine Suffolk Pederson on March 1, 1930. He graduated from Albuquerque High School in 1947 and attended the University of Colorado and the University of New Mexico. He enlisted in the Army during the Korean conflict, attended OCS and was commissioned in Ordnance Corps in 1952. He owned and managed Pete's Safety Lane until retirement in 1983. As a young man Dick enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was active in the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, serving as exalted ruler in 1967-1968. He was the current chairman of the 1947 Albuquerque High School Reunion Committee and a member of American Legion Post 49. He also was a member of the Chaparral Motor Home Club and enjoyed traveling throughout the country. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sue Mullings Pederson; one daughter Lea O'Hanlan and husband Edward (Ted) O'Hanlan; one grandson Edward (Teddy) O'Hanlan; one niece; two nephews; and many cousins. A Memorial service will be held at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 9500 Constitution NE, on Friday, September 4, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Donations may be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Those who wish to express condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com. Mr. Pederson's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services- 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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RANDOLPH -- Jacqueline Randolph, 72, affectionally known as "Spook", born on October 30, 1936, passed from this life quietly and peacefully in her sleep at home on August 19, 2009. She is surived by her husband of 50 years, William Randolph, Jr.; her children, Leslee Randolph (Steve Corenblith) and William Randolph III (Sara) and her grandchildren, Caitlin, Elisabeth, Alyssa and JacLyn; her sister Lesley Sudders (Eduardo Cervino); her nieces, nephews and their children; also numerous beloved friends. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, September 6, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. in the Daniel's Family Funeral Services Chapel at 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE. In Lieu of flowers, a donation to the Heart Foundation or Cancer Research be made in her honor. Reception to follow at the Randolph's residence.
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SAMPSON -- Lucille C. Sampson The Spirit of Lucille Sampson departed from this earth on August 19, 2009. Lucille was a life long resident of Las Vegas, New Mexico and was born in Des Moines, New Mexico on November 13, 1914. She was married to James C. Sampson who died in 1981. Lucille is survived by her son Jim Sampson and wife Jan of Albuquerque; and two granddaughters, Sarah Holder and husband Jim of Englewood, Colorado and Catherine Brannon and husband Wes of Albuquerque. Lucille attended and graduated from New Mexico Normal University/New Mexico Highlands where she received her B.A. and Master degrees. She retired from New Mexico Highlands in 1977 where she taught in the Business Education Department and touched the lives of a large number of students including many current and retired high school business teachers. She participated in Senior Olympics and other outdoor activities. She loved the view of the mountains, the view of the valley from the top of the mountain, the rain, the snow, clouds, and flowers. She always had a smile and spread sunshine wherever she was. A Memorial Service of Remembrance will be held on September 5, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge situated 518 Douglas Avenue in Las Vegas, New Mexico with Owen Young officiating. Rather than flowers or other memorials, a contribution may be made to the Masonic Chapman Lodge #2 Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 598, Las Vegas, New Mexico, 87701.
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SKENDER -- Antonio Skender Looking back on the memory of the dance we shared beneath the stars above, how could I'd know that you'd ever say goodbye; and now I'm glad I didn't know the way it all would end, the way it all would go, our lives are better left to chance. I could have missed the pain but I'd have had to miss the dance. Our beloved father, Antonio Skender, born January 13, 1928, passed away on August 28, 2009. He was born of good parents, Matt and Anna Skender. The baby of ten children. He lived in Dawson, NM for most of his childhood and teenage years. He also served in the Air Force in Fairbanks, Alaska. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Romayne Skender. She was the love of his life. He always said that the day she died, he died too. He is survived by his three children, James Anthony Skender, Beverly Goetz and her husband Lanny, and Gloria Swap; his five beautiful grandchildren, Arrie Martinez and husband Andrew, Danielle Goetz, Melissa Swapp and husband Daniel Brittain, Alan Swapp, Jon Goetz, and Sara Jesah Romero; two great-grandchildren, Traiton Brittain and Jon Romero Goetz; one brother Mike Skender and his wife Jane; one sister, Mary Ann Brandolino; three nieces, Carol and Cheryl and Geri; and two nephews, Kenny Corraza and Dennis Brandolino. He was truly one of the last of those who could fix anything, if he couldn't fix it, it wasn't broken. He will be missed greatly by all those who knew and loved him. God be with him till we meet again. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. in the Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services, Sara Road at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. 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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SMITH -- Alice M. Smith, 66, of Albuquerque, N.M. passed away 23 August 2009. Alice was born 20 July 1943 in Grandville, NY. She was married on 29 September 1967 to George Smith who awaits her in their resting place of Wells, Vt. Alice was survived by her four children, Marc, Matt, Meredith and Marcy; ten grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. In her memory, there will be an informal outdoor gathering at Heritage Hills Park, on Ventura, north of Academy, on September 6, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. A funeral will be held in Wells, Vt. on 17 October 2009. Alice has asked that instead of flowers, donations be made to the American Diabetes Association in her name.
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SMITH -- Marilyn Miller Smith, age 71, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2009 in Albuquerque. She was born to Leonard and Madell Combs in Tulsa, OK. Marilyn graduated from Will Rogers High School in 1955, where she was elected Band Queen. After graduating from the University of Denver in 1961, Marilyn moved to Kansas City, where she taught elementary and middle school for thirty-five years. Marilyn was also a United States Figure Skating Assoc. Judge. She fell in love with and married her sweetheart, J. Richard Smith in 1964. Marilyn and her husband enjoyed extensive travel throughout their lives including trips to Italy and Alaska. In 2003, they moved Albuquerque to be closer to family. Marilyn is survived by her three children, one son, John Richard Smith and wife, Traci of Denver, CO; two daughters, Stacey Lynn Baumgartner and husband, Bert of Albuquerque, and Mary Melinda Dasta and husband, John of Kansas City, MO; two grandchildren, Jesse Ryan Smith, and Sophia Raquel Smith. Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, J. Richard Smith. Memorial Services will be held on Friday, September 4, 2009 at 10:00 a.m., at French ~Wyoming Chapel. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to Watermelon Mountain Ranch Animal Shelter, 1512 Deborah Rd. SE, #203, Rio Rancho, NM 87124, (505) 771-0140. Please visit our online guestbook for Marilyn at RememberTheirStory.com
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STEFFEN -- Mary Louise (Kingery) Steffen, age 54, born December 11, 1954 passed away August 30, 2009 after suffering and battling a longtime illness. She was a fighter till the end. She was preceded in death by her Grandparents Trinidad and Clementine Lopez. She is survived by her fiance Bruce Olsen; daughter Shawna; and son Tracy. Also by her mother Rebecca Kingery; and fiance Manuel Carbajal; sister Becky Lee and husband Richard; brothers Dell and wife Monica, Daniel and wife Melissa; Many uncles; aunts; nieces; nephews; cousins; and friends. She shall truly be missed. She is our Angel and her mothers star. A memorial will be held at the Albuquerque Meadows Clubhouse at 7112 Pan American Frwy at 6:30 p.m. September 8, 2009. Take the East Frontage rd. Just North of San Antonio NE. For information call 821-6594 or 821-3328. We love you Mary!
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TINNIN -- Walter Harry "Kay" Tinnin Graveside Services with full military rites for Walter Harry "Kay" Tinnin, 81 year old Zuni, New Mexico man who passed away peacefully Monday, August 31, 2009 at the Johnson County Health Care Center in Buffalo, Wyoming while staying with his son and daughter-in-law in Kaycee will be held Friday, September 4, 2009 at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. Visitation will be held Friday September 4, 2009 at the Berardinelli Funeral Home in Santa Fe from 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Memorial services will be held at the Christian Reform Church in Zuni, New Mexico on Saturday, September 5, 2009 at 11:00 am. The family requests donations to the New Mexico Senior Olympics in care of Adams Funeral Home, 351 North Adams Avenue, Buffalo, Wyoming 82834. Born December 10, 1927, in Durango, Colorado, Kay was the son of Vernon Basil Tinnin and Charline Leah Turner. Just a few years later Charline Turner Tinnin married Levin Lewis Charles and it was he who Kay called "Dad". Due to the depression the family moved often to find work living in Durango, Wolf Creek (Summitville Mine), Alamosa, Crestone, Bonanza, and Salida, all in Colorado. They also lived in Death Valley, CA. (Kean Wonder Mine), Farmington, NM., and Gallup, NM. In 1944 he quit high school, lied about his age, and joined the Navy. He had an uncle, Frank Turner, who was being held prisoner on Bataan and he told people when he left, he was going to help rescue Uncle Frank. He served his country in the Navy as a cook and spent time in Saipan and China and was discharged on 6 December 1948. He then served in the Naval Reserve until 31 Oct 1953. Finally, in Zuni during May 2004, he along with 39 other WWII veterans, were recognized for their service by being awarded honorary high school diplomas. On April 17, 1950 he married Dorothy Ellen Carrell in Alamosa, Colorado and then moved to Zuni, New Mexico where he worked in the Vanderwagen Brothers Trading Post (currently called Halona Plaza). From Jan 1951 through Apr 1956, four children were born. Later in his life, he successfully bought and sold Zuni jewelry. After two by-pass surgeries and one heart attack, he retired from the jewelry business and spent his time with his many friends doing a multitude of things from playing pool, helping nearby ranchers, skiing, participating in Senior Olympics and wellness walks as well as once being named the Grand Marshal of the Zuni Parade. He joked that he got that honor because he was the oldest mel'i-ca (white) in the village. He is survived by Dorothy Tinnin of Tucson, AZ; Lou Enote of Zuni, NM; one sister Charline Levin Husted(Robert) of Volcano, CA; one son John Tinnin(Jeanne) of Kaycee, WY; three daughters, Coleen Mailliard (Bryan) of Phoenix, AZ, Patti Smith (Rick) of Albuquerque, NM, Lee Ann Tinnin of Tucson, AZ; Jennifer Enote Becker (William) of Zuni, N.M. and Loesa Weebothee (Mike) of Zuni, N.M. He is also survived by ten grandchildren, Jerad Tinnin, Heather Tinnin Carrillo, Tanya Ortega De-Chamberlin, Shannon Shane Ortega, Janelle Ortega Garcia, Aaron Smith, Kay Lynn Smith Shinn, Kyle Smith, Carl Lee Craig, Christopher Glen Craig, and six great-grandchildren, Mary Grace Ortega, Maximillian Ortega, Clark Issac Oretga , Katharine Garcia-Ortega, Teresa Coleen Garcia-Ortega, Aiden Smith, Chloe Smith, Ashton Shinn and Shaylee A.Craig, as well as many friends and neighbors. He was preceded in death by his parents; step-dad; and one sister.
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VALLEJOS -- Gilbert Joe Vallejos, 86, a resident of Los Lunas since 1997, passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2009. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evangelia Vallejos; grandson, Andrew Vallejos; two brothers; and one sister. He is survived by his children, Corrina Vallejos, Alvin Vallejos and wife, Betty Ann, Sylvia Sanchez and husband, Elias Sanchez, and Jerry Vallejos and wife, Pamela Vallejos; eight loving grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; five brothers; four sisters; and many other loving family members and friends. Toward the end of his life he was cared for by his granddaughter Nicole Santiago and her husband, Martin Santiago. During his life Mr. Vallejos owned a service station in Albuquerque and also retired from Blake's Lotaburger after 19 years of service. He also worked with the Santa Fe Railroad as well as a school bus operator. In his free time Mr. Vallejos loved the outdoors spending time hunting, fishing, and camping. Throughout his life he was a great friend and loving family member to many, he will be greatly missed. A rosary will be held Thursday, September 3, 2009, 7:00 p.m., at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 1860 Griegos NW. A mass will be held on Friday, September 4, 2009, 9:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 1900 Edith NE. Please visit our online guestbook for Mr. Vallejos at RememberTheirStory.com. French 1111 University Blvd. NE. (505) 843-6333
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VANDERHOR -- Joan Marie Vanderhor, 70, a resident of Albuquerque, died Saturday, August 29, 2009. She is survived by her loving husband, Dr. Adriaan Vanderhor; two sons, Dirk Vanderhor and Erik Vanderhor, both of Albuquerque; seven siblings, Sally Wagner, Thomas Lee, Mary Heckerthorne, Robert Lee, John Lee, Christine Major and Mark Lee. Joan was also a grandmother to Grace Vanderhor and Eriksson Vanderhor. She was well loved by many people and a dear friend to many more. A memorial service will be held Thursday, September 3, 2009, 2:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. Please visit our online guestbook for Joan at RememberTheirStory.com. French 1111 University Blvd. NE. (505) 843-6333
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WARWICK -- James Richard "Rick" Warwick, affectionately known as Pops, passed away at home on August 31, 2009, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the age of 62, after a prolonged illness. He was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, on April 8, 1947. Rick led a rich life, enjoying and keeping lifelong friendships, exploring the great Southwest with family, and sharing Goofy with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Lois J. Warwick, a Manzano classmate discovered 14 years after graduation; mother and stepfather, Cassie and Bobby Emerson; sister, Cassie (Bunnie) Reese; children, Staci Dailey and Pearce Warwick; five grandchildren, Chance, Austin, Logan, Ariana, and Brody; Maureen Warwick , mother of grandson, Brody and wife of Karl Coomler; two brothers-in-law and their families, David and Scott Sorenson; three nieces and their families, Denise Elizabeth and Aimee. He was preceded in death by his father, James E. Warwick and father-in-law, Karl D. Sorenson. Rick was a member of the Northeast Church of Christ and felt the love and support of his church family through struggles and successes. He served in the United States Air Force, and the FAA as an air traffic controller. As well, Rick was a journeyman pressman at the Albuquerque Journal, and sales manager for Territorial Roofing. He was a fan of watching NASCAR and sporting events whether it was his son playing or the professionals (GO Packers !). Rick enjoyed monthly get-togethers with graduates from the Manzano Class of 1965 and helped in planning reunions, reminiscing with Air Force buddies, Rich, Tom (Moose), and C.E, and other fellow air traffic controllers, working at the Professional Women Controllers Training Conferences with Lois, and building a family with his brothers and sisters in Christ. He did not realize the impact he had to nurture and support others. As many know, Rick could spin a yarn, pull your leg, and keep you laughing. If you believed him, the joke was on you and he loved it! A Memorial Service will be held at the Northeast Church of Christ, 11000 Paseo Del Norte, on Saturday, September 5, 2009, at 3:00 p.m. Interment will take place at the Santa Fe National Cemetery on Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. with US Air Force Honors. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the Northeast Church of Christ Building Fund, 11000 Paseo Del Norte NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122, in Ricks name. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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WINCH -- William (Bill) Winch passed away on Monday, August 31, 2009 at the age of 83. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Mabel of over 50 years. Bill's survivors include his son Christopher Winch and wife Jill; daughter Kathleen Johnson and partner John Douglas; three grandsons, Christopher Johnson and wife Nita, Ryan Winch and Tyler Winch. Born in Cleveland, OH. Bill raised his family with Mabel on Long Island, NY. In 1971, intrigued by the beauty of the landscape, Bill moved his family to Tijeras, NM where he pursued his love of horses, skiing and music. He retired after 20 years with New York Life and traveled the world with Mabel. Bill was a man of integrity and will be missed by all that knew him. Per his request, cremation has taken place and no funeral service will be held. Saturday, September 5, 2009 at 1 p.m. friends and family are invited to share memories at the family home.
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ZAMORA -- Rufina Zamora, 100, a lifelong resident of Bernalillo, New Mexico, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2009. A Rosary will be recited Friday, September 4, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Bernalillo, New Mexico. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 4, 2009 at 11:30 a.m. also at the church. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Sorrows Cemetery in Bernalillo. Casket bearers are Johnny Montoya, Gabriel Chavez, Ignacio Archibeque, Tony Pino, Andy Pino and Richard Montoya. For online condolences please visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Funeral Services are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Alameda Mortuary 9420 Fourth Street NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 (505) 898-3160
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