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ALBERTUS-LAIL -- Mary Nell Albertus-Lail, 45, a resident of Albuquerque, died September 6, 2009 at UNM Hospital, where she unfortunately spent most of her time fighting for her life over the past three years. She was born May 4, 1964 in Sullivan, IN and was adopted at three weeks old by Dolores and Howard Cody. She moved to New Mexico as a young child and spent most of her life there. Mary leaves to cherish her memory: her adoring daughters Amy Albertus and Kathy Albertus; granddaughter Aubrianna Peacock; husband Jerry Lail; mother Dolores Cody; brothers Roger Cody, Robert Cody and Howard Cody, Jr.; sister-in-law Barbara Cody; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father Howard Cody, Sr.; and brother George Cody. Mary will be remembered as a fun-loving woman with a heart of gold. She could put a smile on anyone's face just being herself. There is nothing she wouldn't do to help another in need. She was always supportive and encouraging to both of her daughters. She will be missed by all who knew her. Her memory will be held close and her spirit will be carried on in the hearts of all who loved her. A graveside service will be held on Friday, September 11, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery, with procession leaving French-Lomas at 8:00 a.m. Friends may visit French Thursday, September 10, 2009 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Please visit our online guestbook for Mary at RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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ARGUELLES -- Luis (Louis) Arguelles, 50, beloved brother, uncle, great-uncle, friend and "Uncle Louie" to many, passed way on Saturday, August 22, 2009 in Rio Rancho, NM. Louie was born in El Paso, Texas and resided in Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fernando and Maria Luisa Arguelles. He is survived by his brother Fernando, wife Barbara and their son Adriel of El Paso, TX; his sister Mary Lou Arguelles-Anderson, husband Jim Anderson, of Albuquerque and their children Richard Anderson, wife Wendy and their children Sebastian and Isabella, and daughter Jaime Anderson-Wells, husband Dan and their children Brooke and Drew; and his sister Patricia Arguelles-Gambino, husband Richard of Albuquerque and their children Ethan Coulter, wife Lydia and their children Naomi and Kara, Gabriel Gambino, wife Jackie and their daughter Julia, Paul David Gambino, Danielle Gambino-Wood, husband Anthony and daughter Rowan, Ashley Gambino and sons Anthony and Dean; and many aunts, uncles and cousins in both El Paso and Albuquerque. Louie was best known for his wit and sense of humor. Louie was the Uncle you always looked forward to seeing, often beginning sentences with, "Don't tell your parents this, but..." He went to our games and activities. He was the guy that made life seem easy and fun, because his life was such an adventure. He was everyone's Uncle Louie, and he loved us all so much. Louie was the type of person that could die twice on the operating table, pull through, and then tell you that YOU are having a bad year. Louie graduated from Austin HS in El Paso, TX, earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin, and an Associates of Applied Science in Physical Therapy from Amarillo College. Louis worked as a Physical Therapist and was known as a caring, gentle, upbeat and knowledgeable professional and dearly loved by his patients. In lieu of flowers please send donations to: Fur and Feather Animal Assistance, Inc. P.O. Box 519, Datil, New Mexico 87821. A service will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 11:00 a.m., at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 5712 Paradise Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, NM
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BALDWIN -- WINIFRED M. BALDWIN Passed away September 4, 2009. Services are pending under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 984-8600
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BRIGNON -- Margaret Reyther Brignon, 91, was born March 27, 1918 and passed away on Thursday, September 3, 2009, the daughter of the late, Suzanne and John Reyther of Ennis, Texas. She was also the wife of the late Robert Hugh Brignon of Ferris, Texas and Dallas, Texas. She was always involved in so many activities, a board member of many garden clubs, both in Dallas, TX as well as Albuquerque, NM. Margaret was an avid bridge player, aspiring artist, a music lover, as well as a beautiful homemaker. Margaret is survived by her son, Robert Fredrick Brignon, of Dallas, TX; and her daughter, Michelle Brignon Tinsley, of New Orleans, Louisiana. The family thanks Mary Helen Kelly for her sincere concern, attention, and kindness during Margaret's stay in Princeton Place Nursing Center, and the staff of Heartland Hospice for their wonderful care of her. The Funeral Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made in her name to the Princeton Place Nursing Center, 500 Louisiana Blvd NE, Abq, NM 87108. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St, NW, ABQ, 87107. 505-343-8008.
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DOMINGUEZ -- Guillermo "Bill" G. Dominguez 80, passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2009. He is survived by his wife Crescencia P. Dominguez, son Richard and wife Evelyn, son Jesse, daughter Diana and husband Manuel, step-daughters; Olga and husband Francisco, Patricia, and Rosario and husband Abel, sixteen grandchildren, thirty-four great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, brothers Joe, Paul and Eddie, sisters; Betty and Florence. We will miss you. A Visitation will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the 8th Street Chapel of Garcia Mortuary, on Thursday, September 10, 2009. A Rosary will be recited also on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. Funeral Service will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, also at the 8th St. Chapel, with Interment following at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at: www.danielsfuneral.com . Bill's care has been entrusted to: Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover Ave. S.W. Albuquerque, NM 87102 505-243-5222
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DUNN -- Robert Earl Dunn, "BOBBO", left us on Monday, August 31, 2009 after a short illness. He was born to Edwin Earl and Opal Marie Dunn on December 21, 1931 in Wichita, Kansas. Bobbo moved to New Mexico in 1993 and resided in Tijeras. He began his artistic career at the age of 10. Bobbo was a pioneer in the field of car painting, flame painting and pinstriping, becoming known as one of the "Original Eight after Dutch", and one of the "Original Seven". Bobbo made a life with his gift and made quite a name for himself across this country, being published in numerous magazines. He continued his extreme passion with the brush right up until his death. Bobbo loved the Brush Bashes, Car Shows and spending time with the Disabled American Veterans. Bobbo honorably served in the US Army from January 1949 thru December 1953. He was an extremely proud Disabled American Veteran and truly loved America. He earned 3 Purple Hearts and 2 Bronze Stars. Bobbo is survived by his three daughters, Cheryl Ann, Terri Lynn and Deborah Earlene all of California; his brother (and best friend), John Thomas Dunn of Colorado; sister, Phyllis Yvonne, of Arkansas; 13 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; as well as numerous friends who loved him and will miss him greatly. A Viewing will be held in the Chapel of Direct Funeral Services on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 from 5:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m. He will be interred at the Santa Fe National Cemetery on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at 2:00pm, with US Army Honors. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008.
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ESPINOSA -- Theodore C. Espinosa, 86, passed away from this world on Thursday, September 3, 2009, after a valiant 18 month battle with pancreatic cancer. Born January 11, 1923, in Del Norte, CO, Ted spent his childhood living and working on his Uncle Juan's sheep ranch in southern Colorado where he learned many valuable skills he would utilize throughout his life. He attended the Holy Cross Abbey boarding school for boys in Canon City, CO. After serving his country in the Pacific theatre during World War II, he earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree at Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, and subsequently received the Master of Arts degree in Spanish literature at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. In 1964, he was awarded an EdD degree from Teachers College at Columbia University in New York City. He and Rosemarie Zegob were married August 9, 1948 at Holy Cross Abbey where they had met as students. They moved to Albuquerque in 1954 where Ted was hired as a teacher and administrator with Albuquerque Public Schools. He had a distinguished career with APS, serving at Washington and Lincoln Jr. High Schools, and Albuquerque Manzano and Del Norte High Schools, until he retired in 1983. After he left APS, he was often recognized by former students who expressed gratitude for the role he played in helping them to improve their lives. He and Rosemarie enjoyed years of travel as well as spending many pleasant summers in their vacation home in Chama, NM. Their lives were enriched by an engaged social life with many wonderful friends. Ted was always active intellectually and his knowledge of and love for the Spanish language was handed to his children and grandchildren. He manifested his love of his family through the many projects undertaken to improve the lives of his wife, children and grandchildren. He loved working alongside his children and grandchildren and gave them a model of true integrity and a solid work ethic. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Rosemarie; and his five children: Monica and daughter Natalia; Paul, his wife Marta and daughter Marisa; Robert, his wife Lisa, daughter Renata, and sons Dominic, and Robert Theodore; Peter, his wife Kim, son Aaron and daughter Maya; and David, his wife Cindy, daughter Kiana, and son Gabriel; as well as many nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by all whose lives he touched. A memorial rosary and vigil will be Friday, September 11, 2009, 7:00 p.m., at the UNM Newman Center, 1815 Los Lomas Rd. NE. A memorial funeral mass will be held Saturday, September 12, 2009, 12:00 p.m., at the UNM Newman Center followed by a reception at the same location. In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations be sent to the UNM Newman Center Building Fund, 1815 Los Lomas Rd. NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87106. Please visit our online guestbook for Ted at RememberTheirStory.com. French 1111 University Blvd. NE. (505) 843-6333
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FRENTZEL -- Mildred Junietta Frentzel, 87, a New Mexico resident since 1956, died Thursday September 3, 2009. She is survived by her daughter, Annette Jordan and husband John of Los Ranchos; her son, Martin and wife Sandra of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Andrew Jordan of Virginia; Melissa Guck and husband Clay of Albuquerque; Joseph Fuller and Dylan Frentzel of Albuquerque; great grandchildren Brandan Doubrava of Rio Rancho; Cassidy, Adam and Jonathan Jordan of Virginia; Aiden Frentzel, Taylor Fuller and Dorothy Guck of Albuquerque; niece Pam Gregory of Oklahoma; and nephew T.J. Mikkelson of Nebraska. Mrs. Frentzel was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Lambert Frentzel; her mother and father, Helen and William Alley; and her sister, Jackie Mikkelson. Mrs. Frentzel, a good and faithful servant of the Lord, was baptized by the Rev. E.M. Frentzel April 9, 1944 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Shenandoah, Iowa. She also was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and did volunteer work for the March of Dimes. Born in Page County, Iowa, Mrs. Frentzel lived by the philosophy the "everybody likes to eat." She spent 31 years serving enchiladas and hamburgers to employees of Los Alamos National Laboratory. She enjoyed dining at Rancho de Chimayo, El Paragua, La Tertulia, Bishop's Lodge, Katherine's, and Furr's Cafeteria. Her life will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Sept. 10 at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, with Pastors George Swanson and Randy Walquist presiding. Interment will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. Contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association of New Mexico, 9500 Montgomery Blvd, Albuquerque 87111. Please visit our online guestbook for Mrs. Frentzel at RememberTheirStory.com. French 1111 University Blvd. NE. (505) 843-6333
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GREENHILL -- Floyd Vernon Greenhill, 85 passed away on September 7, 2009. He is survived by his wife of 67 years Doris of Albuquerque; two brothers Arthur of Fresno, CO and Ellis of Albuquerque and wife Janie; and grandson Bobby and daughter-in-law Lorna both of Albuquerque; and nephew Tim Greenhill of Albuquerque. A visitation will be held form 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at Daniels Family Funeral Services Wyoming Chapel, 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. also at Daniels Family Funeral Services Wyoming Chapel, 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Burial to follow at Sandia Memory Gardens. 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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HAMRIN -- Hope Hamrin-Parham died on August 2, 2009. Her passing was felt as a great loss by her many lifelong friends and family. Her entombment placement will be held on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
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HARLIN -- Robert L. Harlin, 87, passed away Monday, September 7, 2009. Robert Harlin was a veteran of World War II having served in the European Theater. He was a retired Iron Worker, during his free time he was an avid hunter and enjoyed farming with his son-in-law on their farm in Texas. He is survived by his wife, Lenora Harlin; daughter, Glenda and husband, Vance Gandy; grandson, James Grogan and wife, Denise; great-grandsons, Jay and Christian; sister-in-law, Bobbie Jo Van Winkle; and nieces and nephews. Mr. Harlin was preceded in death by his son, Alton Robert Harlin; parents, Luther and Marie; and brother, Lee Harlin. Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 10, 2009, 2:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, Wednesday, September 9, 2009, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Please visit our online guestbook for Robert at RememberTheirStory.com. French 1111 University Blvd. NE. (505) 843-6333
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HERNANDEZ -- Fred Hernandez January 1, 1951 to September 7, 2009 My beloved husband, Two years have come and gone. I miss you more today then yesterday. My love for you will never die. I know you are in good hands with our Father. Our kids and grandkids are my strength. We will always keep your memory alive even though a tear falls, we remember your jokes and how much you enjoyed life. We'll forever hold your memory in our hearts. Your loving wife, kids and grandkids.
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HILLS -- James Edward Hills passed away Sunday, September 6, 2009 at the age of 64, due to complications from a fall. He was born October 18, 1944 in Superior, Nebraska to Vivian Arthur Hills and Mildred Heineke Hills of Mankato, KS. James is survived by his wife, Eleanor F. Hills of Albuquerque, NM; three children, Brian and wife Kelly Hills of Blue Springs, MO, Craig and wife Dana Hills of Independence, MO, Andrea and husband Scott Flowers of Lees Summit, MO. He is also survived by two sisters, Joan and husband Jeff Ogle of Hickman, NE and Donna Ramey of Mankato, KS; seven grandchildren, Tyler, Shane, Derek, Clinton and Randy Hills, Hunter and Travis Dodson. Cremation has taken place. At his request, no services will be held. Please send any memorial donations to New Mexico Steam Locomotive Railroad Historical Society P.O. Box 27270 Albuquerque, NM 87125-2720. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services 2919 4th St. NW Albuquerque, NM 87107.
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KRAUS -- Herb Kraus. Former Judge Herb Kraus passed away on Monday August 31, 2009. His ashes were interred at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. He is survived by his two sons, Andrew Kraus and Stephen and his fiance, Anna and son, Chance; his brother, George and wife, Rolande; and nieces and nephews from Dallas, TX.
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LOPEZ -- Veneranda "Bennie" Moseley Lopez, a lifelong resident of Belen, NM passed away from pancreatic cancer with her family by her side on Sunday, September 6, 2009 at the age of 82. Bennie was born on August 14, 1927 to Elisia S. and Charlie Moseley. Bennie was preceded in death by her husband, Florencio B. Lopez; sons, Charlie Lopez, Lorenzo Lopez Sr. and Leonard Eugene Lopez; daughters, Dorothy Ann Lopez and Mary Lopez; mother, Elisia Moseley and father, Charlie Moseley. She is survived by her children, Guillermo Lopez, Alvino Lopez, Vicenta Lopez, Dennis Lopez, Lucy and Fernando Saiz, Elizabeth and Roy Guiterrez, and Lorenzo and Kathy Lopez. She is also survived by many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brothers; sisters; nieces; nephews; cousins; and other family and friends who loved her and will miss her. A Viewing Remembrance will take place at Calvary Chapel, Rio Grande Valley in Belen on Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. Services will be held at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church. A Viewing will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. A Rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 11, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Our Lady of Belen Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Alvino Lopez, Lorenzo Lopez, Dennis Lopez, Fernando Saiz, Ben Barnes, and Eddie Barger. The family of Bennie Lopez acknowledges, with sincere appreciation, your understanding, prayers, and all acts of kindness extended during this time of bereavement. With special thanks going out to all who have supported us over the years. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services. 2919 4th ST, NW, ABQ, 87107. 505-343-8008.
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MORMAN -- Lou Ann Morman, 71, passed away Monday, Aug. 31, 2009. Lou Ann served faithfully as a minister's wife, taught in children's Sunday school and children's ministries, sang in church choirs and was a prayer warrior. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Keller, TX. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Dwain Marrow and Joe Morman. Lou Ann is survived by sons, Dr. Tim Marrow and wife, Melody, of Albuquerque, N.M., and Steve Marrow and wife, Sheri, of Ennis; stepdaughters, Susan Wright and husband, Danny, of Kennedale and Becky Bassett and husband, Randy, of China Spring; sisters, Bertha Ryan of North Richland Hills, Coylene Emery and husband, Buck, of Grandview and Billie Clendennen and husband, David, of Whitney; brother, Clayton Mitchell of Hillsboro; grandchildren, T.J. Marrow, Allen Marrow, John David Marrow, Rachael Marrow, Leah Marrow, Jeff Bassett and wife, Brandi, Jennifer Dean and husband, Kevin, and Adam Wright and wife, Joanne; great-grandchildren, Joseph Bassett and Sara Beth Bassett; many nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, September 9, 2009, 11:00 a.m., at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dwain Marrow Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o New Mexico Baptist Foundation, 2511 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112. Please visit our online guestbook for Lou Ann at RememberTheirStory.com. French 1111 University Blvd. NE. (505) 843-6333
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NABORS -- Nettie. The family of Nettie Nabors wishes to thank all who joined them in celebrating Aunt Nettie's life and the many prayers and words of sympathy. We are grateful for the prayers and support from the Priests and Staff of Holy Rosary Parish
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NELSON -- Tami A. Nelson born in San Diego California on October 6, 1963 was raised in Boise, Idaho, a long time resident of Albuquerque passed away on Monday, August 31, 2009. She will be greatly missed by her loving children Brandi, Scott, Brittni, Cole, and Kaci; and her wonderful grandchildren Tyler, Mason, MaClaine, and Payton; and her loving father Mitch Sanchatana. She was precede in death with her mother Sandi and her brother Darren, whom she is now in heaven with. She was a devoted mother, awesome grandmother and loved everyone's children as if they were her own. She gave everyone her love, happiness, and generosity. There was never a moment in life that Tami did not think of others and the happiness they deserved. In her death, she left beyond the people that she truly loved and cared about-Joe Holliday and Troy Nelson. Her family, friends, and extended family will love and miss her forever. Services will be held at: St. Paul's United Methodist Church, located at 9500 Constitution Blvd, NE, Albuquerque, 87112 on September 9, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. Potluck to immediately follow, location to be announced at service.
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NEWELL -- Patricia M. Newell, 81, a long time resident of Albuquerque, died Sunday, September 6, 2009. She is survived by her nine children: Joan Sheyka of Albuquerque; Patrick Newell of Albuquerque; Frank Newell of Carnuel; Bill and wife, Sue of Oceanport, NJ; Dorothy Newell of Corrales; Kathy Nagel and husband, Rod of Albuquerque; John Newell and wife, Lisa of Albuquerque; Fred Newell of Carnuel; and Pete and wife, Vebeke of Evergreen, CO; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; her sister Dorothy Comorski and husband, Pete of E. Rockwood, MI; and numerous nieces and nephews. Patricia was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, her sister Lavergne, and her brothers, Father Bill and Jack. While raising her children, Patricia completed her Bachelor's degree at the University of Albuquerque and her Master's degree at the University of New Mexico. She worked for the New Mexico Department of Labor as an administrative law judge, from which she retired in 1989. Rosary will be recited on Thursday, September 10, 2009, 7:00 p.m., at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, 5310 Claremont NE. Mass will be celebrated on Friday, September 11, 2009, 10:00 a.m., at Queen of Heaven with Father Johnny Lee Chavez, Celebrant. Interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM, at 2:00 p.m. Pallbearers will be Patrick Newell, Frank Newell, Bill Newell, John Newell, Fred Newell, and Pete Newell. The family will receive visitors at 6:30 p.m. at the Church prior to the Rosary. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Cuidando los Nios, P. O. Box 12786, Albuquerque, NM 87195. Please visit our online guestbook for Patricia at RememberTheirStory.com French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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ORTHMAN -- Dovie Orthman, 101, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 5, 2009. Dovie was born in Arkansas and was a long time resident of Albuquerque. She is survived by her daughter, Dorothy Creed of Albuquerque; two grandsons, Jim Creed and wife, Yong of Albuquerque, and Bob Creed and wife, Lora of Mesa, AZ; four great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Dovie was a member of Trinity Baptist Church for over 50 years. A graveside service will be held Thursday, September 10, 2009, 1:00 p.m., at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Please visit our online guestbook for Dovie at RememberTheirStory.com. French 1111 University Blvd. NE. (505) 843-6333
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OXENTINE -- General Oxentine was born on November 22, 1927 and passed away on August 27, 2009. At this time, no services have been arranged. RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo NE 764-9663
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PUTRA -- Isaac Putra In loving memory of Isaac Putra, son, brother and father. We love and miss you very much. I shall pass through this world but once . Any good therfore that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again. Oliver Wendell Holmes
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SANDLIN -- Dr. Doral Randolph Sandlin, known as "Sandy" to family and friends, died at home on September 3, 2009, at the age of 79, with his wife of 50 years, Terri Sandlin, at his side. Sandy was born April 7, 1930, in Pecan Gap, Texas, the sixth of J.R. and Ethel Sandlin's seven children. J.R. passed away when Sandy was just 3 years old, leaving Ethel to raise seven children single-handedly in the heart of the Great Depression. Later, the family moved to west Texas to be closer to Ethel's family. Sandy graduated from Lubbock High School in 1948, and spent two years at Texas Tech before graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1954. While in Annapolis, he helped the Navy men's basketball team reach the NCAA Sweet 16. He met his future wife Terri Sawyer while stationed at Castle Air Force Base, the two married in 1959. Sandy received his master's in aeronautical engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology while stationed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, and his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in 1967. Between March 1967 and February 1968, he served as a flight test officer for a fighter wing in Vietnam. In 1969, he accepted a position as a professor of aeronautical engineering at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Sandy retired in September 1992, after a 23-year career that included time as the Aeronautical Engineering Department's chair. He and Terri moved to Albuquerque in July 1993; they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on June 27. Sandy is survived by his wife, Terri; his children, son Justin Sandlin and wife Kirsten of Castle Rock, Colo., daughter Jennifer Smith and husband Greg of Albuquerque, N.M., and son Doral E. "Ned" Sandlin and wife Shannon of Xenia, Ohio; and his seven grandchildren, Ross and Drew Sandlin, Chelsea and Laurel Smith, and Georgianne, Madeline, and Chase Sandlin. There will be a Memorial Service at 10 a.m., Saturday, September 12, 2009 at Calvary Chapel of Albuquerque. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations may be made in memory of Sandy to: Shalom, Inc. (a Christian mentoring for juvenile justice system) c/o Calvary Chapel, 4001 Osuna Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109 or The Ranches, Mike Kull President, New Mexico Boys and Girls Ranches, P.O. Box 9, Belen, NM 87002-9901 or American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com. Sandy's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 2400 Southern Blvd SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124 (505) 891-9192
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SCHROEDER -- William Charles Schroeder, CWO2 (Retired) USMC was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on July 14, 1931 and passed away peacefully on September 4, 2009 after a long battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Herman Schroeder and his mother, Anna Mary Schroeder. Bill is survived by Rita, his wife of 49 years; his son, Charles H. Schroeder and wife, Karen and his grandchildren, William Charles and Sophie of Placitas, NM. Bill is also survived by his brother, Albert Schroeder and wife, Maryann of Houston, TX, and sister, Charlotte Joy and her husband, Frank of Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, as well as numerous nephews, nieces and friends. He was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, and an avid sportsman. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Bill proudly served his country and the United States Marine Corps for 27 years. Additionally, he retired from the Albuquerque Public School System on March 8, 1989 where he taught at Rio Grande High School and John Adams Middle School. He graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education from the University of Albuquerque, and a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from the University of New Mexico. Memorial Services and Celebration of His Life will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2009, 7:00 p.m., at French ~Wyoming Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection at Prince of Peace Catholic Community, 12500 Carmel NE, will be held on Friday, September 11, 2009, 10:00 am. Interment with full military honors will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates donations to UNM Cancer Center Research, 900 Camino de Salud NE, MSC 084630, Albuquerque, NM 87131 www.cancer.unm.edu. Please visit our online guestbook for Bill at RememberTheirStory.com French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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STOUT -- Virgil L. Stout passed away Thursday, September 3, 2009 at the age of 88. A 26-year resident of Albuquerque, Virgil served on the board of the University of New Mexico Cancer Research and Treatment Center and Casa Esperanza. Born on March 14, 1921 in Emporia, KS, Virgil attended Kansas State Teachers College, now Emporia State University, receiving his bachelor's degree in physics and mathematics in 1943. After a tour of duty with the Army Signal Corps during World War II, Virgil married Lennis Jean Lady in 1946. He continued his schooling, obtaining his PhD in physics from the University of Missouri in 1951. After graduating, Virgil worked at Sanford Research Institute in Menlo Park, CA and in 1952 joined General Electric Research Laboratory in Schenectady, NY, where he became Manager of Electronic Science and Engineering. This department was responsible for the development of such devices as the CAT scanner and MRI. After 31 years with General Electric, Virgil retired and moved to Albuquerque where he developed a passion for woodworking and traveled extensively. Virgil is survived by his wife, Marilyn Powers Stout; a son, Michael of Los Alamos; a daughter, Susan, of Encinitas, CA; two sisters, Velma Zimnoch, of New Milford, NJ and Elva Fuls-Richie, of Bonham, TX, step children Paul Powers, Russell and Linda Schultz, Drew and Marrianne Powers, Frank Powers, Ann Powers and other step grandchildren , nieces and nephews. Virgil's first wife, Lennis, preceded him in death. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Casa Esperanza, 1005 Yale Blvd NE, 87106, 277-9880, www.casaesperanzanm.org Please visit our online guestbook for Virgil at RememberTheirStory.com French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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SWAIN -- Angela Armijo Swain, age 86, a life-long resident of Valencia, NM, peacefully passed away into the hands of her Savior on Sunday evening, September 6, 2009. All services will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, on Wednesday, September 9, 2009, beginning with a viewing at 6:30 p.m. and a rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. A final visitation will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. with a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Valencia Catholic Cemetery. Sign Angela's online register book at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com. Romero Funeral Home 609 N. Main St., Belen, NM. (505) 864-8501
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TONIGAN -- Diane Kathleen Moody Tonigan, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, September 5, 2009. Diane was born November 15, 1960 in Omaha, NE to Don and Johnita Moody. She is survived by her daughter, Jackie of Houston, TX and son, Drew of Albuquerque; parents, Don and Johnita Moody of Rock Port, MO; sisters, Dawn Lynch and husband, Doug, Debbie Contreras and husband, Mike, all of Papillion, NE; Dona Braniff of Omaha, NE; father-in-law, Richard F. Tonigan; brother-in-law, J. Scott Tonigan and wife, Radka of Albuquerque; and numerous nephews, nieces, great-nieces, great-nephews, family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Eric Tonigan, DDS. Diane was a graduate of Omaha South High School of 1979, the University of New Mexico, BA, MA, LED. She was a passionate and an amazing wife, mother, sister, friend, educator, and Big Red Husker fan. Her compassion, happiness and laughter were contagious. All of those whose lives were touched by her will miss her deeply. Funeral services and celebration of her life will be held Saturday, September 12, 2009, 11:00 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 10,000 Spain Rd. NE. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tonigan Children Life Fund, c/o any Wells Fargo Bank location or the Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, 158 Linwood Plaza, Suite 200, Fort Lee, NJ, 07024. Diane's final resting place will be Linden Cemetery, Rock Port, MO. Please visit our online guestbook for Diane at RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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WOOTRES -- Billy W. Wootres Sr., 82, passed away September 7, 2009. Billy was born on April 13, 1927, to John W. And Willie McCargo Wootres in Las Vegas, New Mexico. He is survived by Vivian, his wife of almost 52 years. Other survivors include daughter Wanda Wootres and husband Bill Jaynes; daughter Nelda Pocs and husband Rene; grandson Corey Christman and wife Sandra; grandchildren Jonna and Cole Jaynes, and granddaughter Tracy Pocs; great-grandsons Marcus and Matthew Christman; nephew Christopher Wootres of Virginia; and nieces Roberta Tarling of England, and Cathay Lewis of Wales. His son, Billy Jr.; his parents; and his brother, Jack; preceded him in death. Following a short stint in the Navy, Billy attended New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas. He taught the first Vocational Leather Craft Class at the University. Billy served a four-year saddle making apprenticeship in Abilene, TX, and worked as a Journeyman Saddlemaker in many Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California saddle shops. He also owned saddle shops in Las Vegas, Albuquerque, and Mountainair. Billy was a well-known saddle maker and leather carver. He made about 3000 saddles during his career, and many are still used on ranches in NM, TX, AZ, and CA. Some of them have been in use for 40 years. While living in Albuquerque, Billy made 27 saddles for the Bernalillo County 4-H Rodeos. At one time, he sold his tools and retired due to poor health. He couldn't obtain tools quickly enough when his health improved, so he began designing and making tools himself. Some of his tools were bought by leather carvers from other countries. Billy made his last saddle in 2005 and donated it to Cowboys for Cancer Research (C4CR) at their team roping event in Las Cruces, NM. C4CR raffled the saddle, and donated the $13,400 in proceeds to the University of New Mexico Cancer Research and Development Center in Albuquerque. One of the winners of a Billy Wootres trophy saddle at the 1989 4-H Rodeo was riding his saddle at the 2005 team roping. Later this month, Billy will receive the prestigious Don King Saddlemaker Award given by the Academy of Western Artists. He was elected unanimously by a panel of his saddle making peers. Billy was a member of Eastern Hills Baptist Church and the New Mexico Roadrunner Leather Guild. He was a member of Five Points Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite, El Paso, TX. During his rodeo days, he was a member of the Rodeo Cowboys Association, which is now the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. He was a Master Gardner and gave classes on gardening methods. Family and friends may pay their respects at French Mortuary on Wednesday, September 9th, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Services will be held at Eastern Hills Baptist Church, 3100 Morris NE Albuquerque, NM at 11:00 am on September 10, 2009. Pallbearers will be Corey Christman, Cole Jaynes, Christopher Wootres, Philip Jones, Paul Brinegar, and Paul Zalesak. Honorary pallbearers will be Jonna Jaynes, Tracy Pocs, Rene Pocs, Bill Jaynes, John Atkins, G.M. "Dogie" Jones, and Alvin Chewiwi. Following cremation, a private graveside service will be held at the Mountainair Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions my be made to University of New Mexico Cancer Center, MSC 084630, Attention Development Department, (Indicate "In Memory of Billy Wootres"), 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131; Cowboys for Cancer Research, P.O. Box 202, Las Cruces, NM 88032; Eastern Hills Baptist Church, 3100 Morris NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111; or First Baptist Church, Mountainair, NM 87036. Please visit our online guestbook for Billy at RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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YAZZIE -- Fern Lillian Yazzie, 59, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday September 6th at her long time home in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fern was born on July 28th 1950 to Jimmie H. Yazzie and Madeline Martinez-Yazzie in Picuris Pueblo, New Mexico. She attended Kaune School in Santa Fe, St. Catherine's School, Ft. Wingate School, Gallup High School and New Mexico Highlands University. Our loving, caring mother is survived by her sister Mary Yazzie; son Jose Manuelito Weber; daughter Mia Alana Weber-Silva and Husband Cesar Silva; son Julio Weber and long time girlfriend Keshia Hughley; son Jimmy Weber; grandchildren Cesar Julio Silva, Mia Nicole Weber, cousins John Martinez, Andy Martinez, Joann Klinecole, Douglass Klinecole Jr., Tasheena Klinecole, nephews Francis Shije, Patrick Shije, Renee Shije; and godson David Weber. Fern was a talented artist, renown jewelry maker and devoted homemaker. In addition, she was a dedicated employee of Isleta Pueblo Casino for 15 years and cherished all the friends she made there during her tenure. A rosary for Fern will take place on September 9, 2009 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. at the Picuris Pueblo-Martinez/Klinecole residence. Her funeral mass will take place at the Picuris Pueblo church at 9am September 10th and she be laid to rest with her loved ones on Picuris Pueblo immediatelly following. God Bless Mom we will miss you!
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