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AN -- Chang Hwan An, 65, passed away in the comfort of his home after a five year battle with pancreatic cancer on Sunday, October 25, 2009 in Albuquerque, NM. Chang moved to the United States in 1976 with his wife, Myong Sun and two children, Eun Hui (Julie) and Eun Jun (Tony). In 1979, Chang started a new small business and in 1982 welcomed an American daughter, Eun Bin (Jackie), into the world. America's opportunities have been generous with Chang and in his gratitude; his response had always been a deep generosity with anyone who he has ever met. Chang had always understood the meaning of giving and receiving help, and had been an unhesitating benefactor for those in need, as well as the arts. Anyone who has spent time with Chang is familiar with his love of jokes, his smile, and his warm, affable demeanor. Even in his last days, Chang was making jokes and giving firm handshakes. His profound love of making friends, preternatural work ethic and business sense have all resulted in the excellence of his business, Osuna Nursery. Chang is survived by his family and many, many loving friends and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held at Sandia Baptist Church, 9429 Constitution NE, Saturday, October 31, 2009, 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to UNM Hospital, 700 Lomas, 2 Woodward Center, Suite 100, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Please visit our online guestbook for Chang at www.RememberTheirStory.com French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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BARELA -- Crystal Caitlin Barela. In Loving Memory of Crystal October 6, 1999-October 29, 2004. Mommie misses you every second of everyday that goes by. I still cry for you and always will. You are an angel sent down to me for a short stay. You bless my life and continue to be in my life spiritually. Your beautiful loving heart was stilled, but your spirit lives on in each of us, who really loved you, so much. You are a true Mommies' Girl. Forever and Ever yours, Mommie and Brothers.
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BENAVIDEZ -- Barbara Benavidez, 72, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, October 25, 2009. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2009 at St. Edwin Catholic Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 12:00 p.m. Burial will follow at San Jose de Armijo Cemetery. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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CAMP -- Louise R. Camp, 91, passed away on October 23, 2009. She was born in El Paso, Texas and moved to Albuquerque in 1950. Louise retired from UNM School of Law in 1983, where she was affectionately known as "The Dean". She is survived by Richard R. and Betty Thorman, William R. and Vana Camp, Christopher S. Camp and Elizabeth L. Camp, 9 grandchildren and 11+ great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at French ~ Lomas Chapel 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 87112. Please visit our online guestbook for Louise at www.RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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CHAVEZ -- Mabel H. Chavez, 71, "Our precious Mother went home to be with the Lord on October 27, 2009, after a long illness." Mabel was a lifelong resident of Albuquerque. Mabel is survived by her children Antoinette, Larry, Donald and Ray; her sisters, Tita, Crusita, Eva, and Marie; her brothers, Harold, ArthurJr., and James; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 11 stepchildren. Visitation will be Friday, October 30, 2009 from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Heaven Bound Ministries, 4311 12th Street NW with a Memorial Service at 7:00 p.m., Pastors Joe and Josie Cordero, presiders. Private disposition will take place at a later date. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861 www.gabaldonmortuaryinc.com
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CLENDENIN -- Paul E. Clendenin, 78, resident of Albuquerque, passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2009. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Patricia Clendenin; children, David Clendenin, and Michael Clendenin, and wife, Frankie; grandchildren, Ashley, Paul, Mikey, Bill, Tyler, and Mindi; sister, Mary Hunt; and nephews, Carl and Mark Withrow. Paul was born in West Virginia in 1930. He joined the US Air Force and served four years during the Korean war. He then moved to Albuquerque in 1952 where he married Patricia and raised a family. Mr. Clendenin owned and operated a sprinkler and irrigation supply company until his retirement in 1990. He loved fishing, camping and traveling. Private memorial services were held. Please visit our online guest book for Paul at www.RememberTheirStory.com. French 9300 Golf Course Road NW (505) 897-0300
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DIAZ -- Fidel A. Diaz, 90, passed away Monday, October 26, 2009. Fidel was born on March 15, 1919 in San Marcial, NM to Luis V. and Luz (Alderete) Diaz. Fidel is survived by Daughter, Sylviana D'Ouville of Albuquerque, NM; Sisters, Amalia Chavez of Albuquerque, NM; Louisa Barreras and husband Benny of Socorro, NM; Marina Gallegos of Socorro, NM; Sally Fernandez of Socorro, NM; and Priscilla Torres and husband Max of Socorro, NM; Grandsons, Xavier D'Ouville; and Carols D'Ouville. He is preceded in death by his Wife, Denise (Tolliver) Diaz ; Sister Rosela Diaz; and his Grandson, Ed D'Ouville; Brothers, Sam Diaz, and Joe L. Diaz; and Brother- In- Laws, Miguel Chavez; Tony Gallegos; and John Fernandez. A Visitaton will be held at Steadman-Hall Funeral Home on Friday, October 30, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. A Rosary will be recited on Friday, October 30, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at San Miguel Catholic Church in Socorro, NM. A Mass of Ressurection will be celebrated on Saturday, October 31, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at San Miguel Catholic Church in Socorro, NM with Father Andy Pavlak as Celebrant. Burial will be held in the San Miguel Cemetery. Pallbearers are Carlos D'Ouville, Sam Gallegos, Clarence Barreras, Alfredo Fernandez, David Torres, and Max Torres SR.. Honorary Pallbearers are Xavier D'Ouville and Felix Barreras. Arrangements are under the care of Steadman-Hall Funeral Home, 309 Garfield, Socorro, NM 87801. (575) 835-1530.
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GARCIA -- Julia M. Garcia April 27, 1927 - October 29, 2008 Mama I miss you Even before you left, I think you knew the impact Of all my thoughts and regrets. And now I'm left with all this despair, Leaving me lost and scared. Not wanting to go forward, Because you're not there. Facing tomorrow is already near, If only it could bring you back here. Mama I need you I can't let you go, I'm sorry...... God rest your soul. Gerri Love and miss you everyday Garcia Family
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GONZALES -- GEORGE ANTHONY GONZALES. January 21, 1958 -October 23, 2009 George "Anthony" Gonzales, 51, was called home on October 23, 2009 after a courageous ten year battle with cancer. He was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico on January 21, 1958 to George and Celina Gonzales. Anthony, a gentle soul, revolved his life around God and family. Anthony was a devout Catholicteaching catechism and confirmation at San Isidro Church and singing with the 8:00 am choir. He co-founded AM 810 Que Suave Radio and the "Santa Fe Hometown News." Anthony blessed people with his voice and inspired his sons' and daughter's musical and theatrical talents. Anthony's life was dedicated to his wife and best friend, Gigi; sons Anthony "Bubba" and Joshua; and daughter, Gianna. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Juan J. and Dora Vigil, and Alejandro and Porfillia Gonzales. He is survived by his loving wife, Gigi; sons: Anthony "Bubba" and Joshua; and daughter, Gianna; parents, George and Celina Gonzales; brothers: Patrick, Javier, and Estevan; in-laws, Mary Jo and Orvil Bradley; sisters in-law: Karmella Borrego-Gonzales, Consuelo Carrillo, Adi-Risa Gonzales, Jackie Bradley-Ortiz, and Christine Bradley ; brothers in-law: Vince Bradley, Chris Bradley, Anthony Bradley-Ortiz, and Duke Bradley; nieces: Alexandra, Mariah, Basiea, Paige, Cameron, and Cadence; nephews: Lee, Christopher, Michael, Damien, Isaiah, Rico, Cisco, Adaiah, and Asher; great-nephews: Charles Xavier and Jareth Solomon; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. The family wishes to thank Dr. David Gonzales and Dr. Richard Gerety. Anthony was a very spiritual and wise man who lived by the motto, "Happiness is not having everything, but being happy with everything you have. " Anthony, we are all better people because of YOU! Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2009 from 5:00-6:00 p.m., followed by the Rosary from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at San Isidro Center. The funeral mass will be held on Friday, October 30, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the Saint Francis Cathedral. Interment will follow at Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 984-8600
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GRIFFIN -- Annemarie Griffin, 69, a longtime resident of Albuquerque passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2009. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Ross Griffin III of the family home; son, Ross Griffin IV and wife Gillian of Virginia; daughter, Stephanie L. Griffin and husband Jeff Esquivel; grandchildren, Danielle and Dominic Esquivel of Edgewood and siblings, Peter, Stephen and Andrew Walsh. A memorial service will be celebrated in Annemarie's honor on Saturday, October 31, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Lomas Chapel. Please visit our online guestbook for Annemarie at www.RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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HENDERSON -- Berchie Rumbaugh Henderson, 87, born in Hurricane, W.Va., long time resident of Albuquerque, died Wednesday, October 21, 2009. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert W. Henderson and is survived by her sister, Noralee Bruskas of Albuquerque; brothers, Charles K. Rumbaugh and wife, Sue of Indianapolis, IN and L.E. Rumbaugh and wife, Joan of Leesburg, FL; and stepsons, Dr. William G. Henderson and wife, Carol and Robert T. Henderson and wife, Cindy, all of Albuquerque. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and served as deacon. She was active in Albuquerque Assistance League and many other community activities. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held Friday, October 30, 2009, at 11:00 a.m., at the First Presbyterian Church, 215 Locust NE, with Rev. Carl Soderberg and Rev. Karen Hill officiating. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 215 Locust NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102; All Faiths Receiving Home, 1709 Moon Street NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112 or Habitat for Humanity, 204 San Mateo Blvd. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. Please visit our online guestbook for Berchie at www.RememberTheirStory.com. French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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JARAMILLO -- Michael Aaron Jaramillo, born May 23, 1973 in Albuquerque, NM passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2009 at the age of 36. He was preceded in death by his father, Mike Jaramillo. He is survived by his mother, Rose Jaramillo and Marshall Navarro; sister Monica Jaramillo and Adam Myers; aunts and uncles, Helen and Rudy Ortiz, and Pat and Steve Jaramillo, Antonia Leyba, Liz and Billy Chavez, Bella and Mike Wolfe, Mary and Steve Sanchez, Priscilla Contreras, Lorraine and Vince Evans, Julie Jaramillo, Maria Jaramillo, and Gil and Anita Jaramillo; as well as many cousins, nephews, nieces, and other family and friends who loved him and will miss him. Michael attended St. Therese Catholic Church. He loved music and sports, especially the Dallas Cowboys. Michael was employed at Smith's Grocery Store for 15 years. Services will be held at St. Therese Little Flower Catholic Church Abq, 4th and Mildred NW. A Rosary will be recited Friday, October 30, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, October 31, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Paseo Del Norte and Wyoming. Pallbearers will be Joseph Ortiz, Adam Myers, Sean Sanchez, Julian Leyba, Patrick Chavez, and Zach Wolfe. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St, NW, Abq, 87107. 505-343-8008.
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LONG -- Richard Adam "R.A." Long, age 90, a resident of Los Lunas, passed away on Tuesday, October 28, 2009. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Los Chavez where he served as Pastor Emeritus for many years. R.A. pastored churches in New Mexico for most of his 70 years of ministry, including 20 years at First Baptist Church of Gallup. His wife , Martha Lee, preceded him in death in 2004. R.A. is survived by his five children, Richard Long, Jr. and his wife, Linda of Grand Junction, CO, Virginia Lee Hutson and her husband, David of Lufkin, TX, Joseph Long and his wife, Gloria of Belen, NM, Olive Balla and her husband, Victor of Los Lunas, NM, Ernest Long and his wife, Karla of Marshall Islands; 13 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 31, 2009 beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Los Chavez, followed by a funeral service at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Boyd Morerod officiating. Interment will follow in Terrace Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his grandsons. Those who wish may donate to First Baptist Church of Los Chavez, 09 Los Chavez Park Road, Belen, NM 87002 or to The Gideons International, PO Box 140800,Nashville, TN 37214-0800 Arrangements are being handled by Riverside Funeral Home of Belen, 418 W. Reinken Ave. An online guest register is available at www.riversideofbelen.com
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LUJAN -- Robert Lujan, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, passed into the presence of his Lord and Savior, Saturday, October 24, 2009. Robert was born July 29, 1948 to Bartolo Lujan Sr. and Beatrice Aragon. Robert graduated from Valley High School and attended trade school, and then served his country in the Army during the Vietnam conflict. Robert's interests and hobbies included metal working, hunting, especially bow hunting, and his grandchildren. He worked as a machinist at Noor Manufacturing for many years. Robert was active at his church, Celebration Baptist in Rio Rancho. He was instrumental in the construction of the current building. His many projects include the rear fire escape staircase and portions of the sanctuary. His family was important to Robert. He spent many hours around his home, with his children and grandchildren, and looked forward to yearly hunting trips with his sons. Robert was always ready and willing to tackle any project he could, including projects around the house, or building targets for the Kirtland AFB gun range. Robert was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother James. He is survived by his first wife, Mary Ortega; his wife of twenty-six years Jo Ann; sons Michael and William; step-sons James and Jon, 12 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Aggie Lujan, Betty Acosta, Dolores Castro, and Mary Baunach; his brothers, Bart Lujan, Joseph Lujan, and Walter Aragon, along with numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held, Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at Celebration Baptist Church, 5620 Laredo Drive, Rio Rancho with Pastor David Brittain officiating. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to your favorite charity in Robert's name, or that individuals purchase and plant a tree in his memory. Please visit our online guest book for Robert at www.RememberTheirStory.com. French 9300 Golf Course Road NW (505) 897-0300
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MARTIN -- RoseMary, nee DoBell Martin, age 72, a native New Mexican residing in Rio Communities and formerly of Albuquerque passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2009. She was born in Albuquerque's St. Joseph Hospital and birthed three of her four children there. She was the second daughter of William Edwin and Elizabeth (Maddison) DoBell. RoseMary married John Thomas Martin on April 7, 1956 at the chapel on Sandia Base. She is survived by four daughters, Vanessa Lynn and Kevin Marsden, Rosanna and Randall Menck, Paula Elizabeth and David Mytyk, and Leslie Irene Churan. She leaves behind 14 grandchildren and their spouses, Kevin C. Marsden, Jr., and Lupe Mercado Marsden, Tara Marsden Barragan and Jesse Barragan, Lindsay Marsden Gann and Ryan Gann, Christine Marsden Sachs and Richard Harold Sachs, Patrick Thomas Marsden, Sherry Rebecca Marsden, Angela Menck, Andrew Menck, and Sarah Menck, Daniel John Menck, Chelsea Rose Mytyk, Taylor Kay Mytyk, Micaela Elizabeth Mytyk, Kyle Christopher Wood and Ashley Rose Churan. Her seven great-grandchildren will also miss her warm presence, Cassandra Lynn Barragan, Annaka Rose Barragan, Maya Kate Barragan, Audrey Elizabeth Menck, Allison Rosemary Menck, Jonah Miles Menck and Andrew Scott Menck. She passed her faith, her work ethic, and taught her children how to meet the needs of others with kindness and consideration... an enduring legacy of love. Rosie lost her father when she was 13. At this same age she obtained a job in a shop at Nob Hill that featured children's apparel. She was fiercely proud of attending Highland High School and Jefferson Junior High. Her first job on graduation in 1955 was secretary to John Riden Baugh, the manager of the Albuquerque offices of Gorman Engineering. He rewarded her performance for Christmas 1959 with the enormous bonus of $1,200.she was justly thrilled. Her husband's employment sadly took her out of Albuquerque to Omaha, Cedar Rapids, Santa Monica, Granada Hills, Lincoln but she thrived raising her four daughters as a stay at home mom and new friends sprang up in her warmth. She opened her home to any and every... impressing everyone with her self-sacrificing, thoughtful and gracious nature. In 1991, she and her husband in retirement moved to Rio Communities on the golf course east of Belen. She never met a game of scrabble she didn't like, delighted in crossword puzzles and reading novels. Her main love was party bridge and the many friends who came into her life. She related each had a quality she admired and enjoyed..even when they redoubled her bid. It was with great sorrow in 2005 her health forced an end to her participation. Her favorites were Butterfingers, Cheetos, Lay's Classic Potato Chips, Golden Pride fried chicken and an evening toddy. She loved her family, her siblings, Elizabeth Heise, Steve DoBell and wife, Joanne, Keith Niggel, brother-in-law, and her Ambercare Hospice caregivers, Dr. Joseph Aragon, Nurse Linda Barela and Nurse's aide Jeanette Burch. After being a widow for many years, Rosemary's mother, Elizabeth remarried noted Albuquerque artist, John P. Reynolds..thus gaining her beloved Reynold siblings. In passing she will miss her in-laws, her friends and neighbors but will joyously join her loved ones who preceded her in death..her parents, her sister, Patricia, sister, Antoinette Niggel; her brother, Bill DoBell; and brother-in-law, Richard Heise. A Mass and Memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2009 at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church, 101 N. 10th Street, in Belen. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to St. Vincent De Paul Society, 916 Castillo, Belen, NM 87002. Sign RoseMary's online register book at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen, NM. Romero Funeral Home 609 N. Main St., Belen, NM. (505) 864-8501
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MAY -- Paul Charles May, 38, died Sunday, October 25, 2009. Mr. May was a beloved husband, son, and brother. He was preceded in death by his mother, Phyllis May and his sister, Lynn Gallo, both of New Mexico. He is survived by his wife, Melanie Renee Taylor May; father, Robert F. May, Command Master Chief (R) and Penny May, step-mother; sisters, Diane May, Command Sergeant Major and Laurie Burkholder; and a brother-in-law, Jose Gallo (USMC) and two nephews, Brian and Robert Gallo. He is also survived by his mother and father-in-law, Veda and Walt Johnson; sisters and brothers-in-law and their children, Steve, Stefanie and Caroline Strickland, Tisha Brookshire, Colton Brookshire and Tori Vasquez, and Gary and Veda Pelham. He was employed by the State of Alabama by the State Health Planning and Development Agency. Mr. May enjoyed hunting and working in his yard. Most of all, Mr. May enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He will be sorely missed by their dogs and cats. He served in the first Gulf War Desert Storm in the Navy aboard the Battleship USS Missouri. A Visitation will be from 10:30 AM until 11:00 AM on Thursday, October 29, 2009 with the Memorial Service at 11:00 AM at Leak-Memory Chapel in Montgomery, Alabama with Rev. Spencer Turnipseed, Aldersgate UMC officiating. Honorary Pallbearers are Alva Lambert, James Sanders, Clark Bruner, Debbie Lutz, Brad Williams, Tom Samford, Scott Morris, and Rance Bentley. The family will receive visitors from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. followed by the Service at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 31, 2009 at the Northwest Baptist Church, 402 San Clemente NW, Albuquerque, with Pastor Scott Snyder presiding. Interment will follow in Vista Verde 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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MEADOR -- Ethel. The family of Ethel Meador thanks their many friends and relative whose sympathy and thoughtfulness will always be remembered and deeply appreciated. RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo NE 764-9663
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MEHRING -- Sherry K. Mehring passed away on October 25, 2009. Services are pending. 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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MONTOYA -- Horacio Montoya, born April 16, 1916 in Taos, New Mexico to Jose Vidal and Zoraida Vigil Montoya. Our loving husband, father and grandfather passed away October 27, 2009 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Lydia, Celia, and Claudina, and his brothers, Ernesto, Eli, Jose, Rudolpho, and Ben. Horacio is survived by his loving wife of sixty-one years, Loyola Montoya; children, Carlos Montoya and wife Dolores, Victor Montoya and wife Carolyn, Michaela Montoya, Loretta Robledo and husband Miguel, and Adrian Montoya and fiancee, Rita Felter; grandchildren, Stephanie, Rachel, Alejandro, Gabriel and his fiancee, Jessica, Andres, Veronica, Michael, Adrian, Lucas and Alana; great-grandson, Alex, and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members. His military service included the 200th Coast Artillery mobilized for active duty from the Taos Armory on January 6, 1941. The 200th Coast Artillery unit landed in the Philippine Islands on September 20, 1941 and fought until their capture at the fall of Bataan with his brother, Ben Montoya. Horacio was a survivor of the Bataan Death March and 3 1/2 years of Japanese POW incarceration. His military decorations include the Bronze Star, Distinguished Unit Citation, American Defense Ribbon, WWII Victory Medal, American Theater Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 2 Bronze stars, Liberation of Philippines (awarded by the Philippine Army) and the American Ex-Prisoners of War Medal. Horacio recently completed and published his war time memoirs in a book entitled Rising Sun Over Bataan. Friends may visit with the Montoya family at French Mortuary, Lomas location, on Sunday, November 1, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., with a prayer service starting at 6:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Our Lady of The Assumption Catholic Church, Lomas and Tennessee, on Monday, November 2, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Pallbearers will be Gabriel Montoya, Alejandro Montoya, Andres Montoya, Adrian Montoya, Lucas Montoya, and Reuben Montoya. Interment will follow church service at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook for Horacio at www.RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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NICKERSON -- Opal Ellen Nickerson, 92, a resident of Algodones since 2003, resident of Albuquerque since 1955, died Monday, October 26, 2009. She is survived by her daughters, Cheryl Sanchez and husband, Andy, from Algodones and Rae Ellen Nickerson from Albuquerque; son, Charles Nickerson and wife, Tricia, from Mission Viejo, CA; grandchildren, Aaron, Shalom, Lucas, Cisco, Daniel, and Anna Sanchez, Christen Catlin, Mindy Nickerson, and Wade Thrasher; as well as 10 great-grandchildren, with 4 on the way. Services will be held Friday, October 30, 2009, 10:00 a.m., at Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. with interment following at Sunset Memorial Park. A reception will follow services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Adelante, 3900 Osuna Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87109 or www.goadelante.org/donate_form. Please visit our online guestbook for Opal at www.RememberTheirStory.com. French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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NUANEZ -- Eva Nuanez, 79, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, Monday, October 26, 2009. She was born July 3, 1930 in Alameda, NM. She was a lifelong resident of Albuquerque. She was preceded in death by her husband Ernie; her parents, Marianita and Jose Duran; two sisters; and five brothers. She is survived by five children: daughters Elaine Armijo and husband Manuel, Sandra Maes and husband Bill, Liz Mulligan and husband Pat; sons Stevie Nuanez and companion Thomasine Eagle, and Anthony Nuanez. She is survived by seven grandchildren Dominic, Angelo and Monica Abeyta, Jesse Armijo, Shane Mulligan, and Samuel and Noah Nuanez; two great-grandchildren Timmy Abeyta and Sativa Abeyta. Sisters Trinie Sanchez, Corine Santillanes and husband Robert, Rosemary Sena and husband Orlando of South Gate, CA and Nettie Duran; brothers Eusebio Duran, Charlie Lucero and wife Esther; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren and many special friends. She enjoyed golf and watching sports. She was an avid Atlanta Braves fan and loved spending time with her family and friends. She loved going out to eat, shopping and going to the casino. She was very involved in all her children and grandchildren's activities. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. "Mom, you may be gone from this earth, but you will live forever in our hearts." "Goodnight Gramma Eva." Thanks to all the family and special friends for their visits, phone calls, prayers, and delicious food. A special thank you to Julee Dana, her nurse, and Carmen Medran her caregiver from VistaCare Hospice. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Mass will be celebrated Friday, October 30, 2009, 9:00 a.m. at The Shrine of St. Bernadette, 11401 Indian School Rd., NE. Private interment will be at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook for Eva at www.RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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O'KEEFFE -- Michael E. O'Keeffe, 77, died on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009 at Presbyterian Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; sons Michael, Timothy and Terrence; grandchildren Patrick, Cara, Brendan, Aidan and Vivianna; and sisters Joan, May and Jane. Michael was born in New York City on March 3, 1932. He served in the Army during the Korean War and earned a Bachelor Degree from Iona College. Michael worked for many years as a salesman and a college recruiter. He loved to tell stories about his childhood in the Bronx and his adventures in Korea. He enjoyed gardening, fishing and sports. He always rooted for the underdog and never forgave the Dodgers for leaving Brooklyn. Michael worked tirelessly for numerous charities throughout his life and he was active in the Knights of Columbus. He was a loving father and husband and will be missed by all who knew him. Friends may visit on Friday, October 30, 2009 from 2:00- 5:00 p.m. at French ~ Wyoming Chapel. A wake service will be held on Friday October 30, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at French-Wyoming Chapel. A funeral mass will be held at Prince of Peace Catholic Community on Saturday, October 31, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 2, 2009 at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers Memorial contributions may be made to New Mexico/El Paso Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 3411 Candelaria NE, Suite M, Albuquerque, NM 87107 (505) 872-0141. Please visit our online guestbook for Michael at www.RememberTheirStory.com French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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PEREA -- Eufelia G. Perea born May 3, 1921 went to the arms of our Lord on October 25, 2009 at the age of 88 after an extended illness. She was preceded in death by her son, Toby Perea; and her grandsons, Lorenzo, Jr. and James Garcia, Sr. She is survived by her daughters, Sofie Regalado and husband Avelino, Rosaline Garcia and her partner Eddie Gonzales; her son and primary caregiver, Lawrence Perea; her only surviving sister, Celia Gurule; grandchildren, Betty Jaramillo, Margie Baca and Carlos, Rosemary Sanchez and Robert, Michael Montano and Verna, Nick Garcia, Johnny Perea, Richard Perea and Vincent Acevedo; great-grandchildren, James Garcia, Jr., Tad and Emma Garcia, Yvonne Saavedra, Leiloni Acevedo, Makayla Montano, Angelica DeLisi, Richard, Dina and Joseph Jaramillo, Phillip, Edward Jr., Chris, Stephen Chavez, Leonard Perea and Lorenzo Acevedo; great-great grandchildren, Anthony, Estevan and Jacob Jaramillo, Joseph Jaramillo, Jr., Wyatt Perea and Steven Alejandro Chavez; and a large extended family of nieces and nephews. A Rosary will be prayed at Sacred Heart Church on Friday, October 30, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. Interment to take place at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Vincent Acevedo, Nick Garcia, James Garcia, Jr., Michael Montano, Richard Perea and Richard Jaramillo. Honorary pallbearers will be her great-grandsons, Phillip, Chris, Edward and Stephen Chavez. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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SANCHEZ -- Lorenzo Sanchez Jr., born August 24, 1973 in Albuquerque, NM passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2009 due to heart complications at the age of 36. He was preceded in death by his father, Lorenzo G. Sanchez; and grandmothers, Barbara Madrid and Bernice Sanchez. Lorenzo is survived by his mother, Priscilla Sanchez; sister, Connie Sanchez; nephew, Dominic Lorenzo Cardenas, whom he dearly loved and adored. He will be truly missed by his family, uncles, aunts, cousins, and many dear friends he acquired during his lifetime and various places of employment including Hotel Andaluz, Casa De Benavidez, Osuna Nursery, Macaroni Grill, Stone Face Tavern, and Maria Teresa's. Lorenzo was a graduate from Valley High School. Memorial Services will take place in the chapel of Mt. Calvary Cemetery on Friday, October 30, 2009. A Rosary will be recited at 1:00 p.m. followed by a Communion Service and Burial. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St, NW, ABQ, 87107. 505-343-8008.
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SANCHEZ -- Serito Sanchez, 80, a resident of Albuquerque passed away on October 28, 2009. Mr. Sanchez is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Mrs. Cecilia Sanchez; his children, Genevieve Valencia and husband, Paul, Peggy Chavez and husband, Melcor, Nancy Sanchez-Cordero and husband, George, and Lawrence Sanchez; his grandchildren, Elena Valencia Large, Enrique Valencia, Margarita Chavez and Angelica Chavez; great-grandchildren, Simone Large and Savanna Large; his siblings, Phillip Sanchez, Martin Sanchez, Tim Sanchez, Sally Gonzales, Sisto Sanchez, Christina Telles and their respective families. Mr. Sanchez was preceded in death by his parents Timoteo and Emilia Sanchez; and his brother, Daniel Sanchez. Mr. Sanchez was a life long member of the American Legion Post 13, and the D.A.V. Visitation will be Friday, October 30, 2009 from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel, 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW, with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m., Deacon George Sandoval, presider. Final visitation will be Saturday, October 31, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m., at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 619 Copper Ave. NW, with Mass of Christian burial to be recited at 9:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Paul Valencia, Melcor Chavez, George Cordero, Enrique Valencia, Marvin Sanchez, and Danny Lucero. Honorary pallbearers will be Elena Valencia Large, Margarita Chavez, Angelica Chavez, Sally Cass, Terese Perea and Josie Chavez. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861 www.gabaldonmortuaryinc.com
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SARRACINO -- Lillie Sarracino, age 89, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 in Albuquerque, NM. She was born in Carthage, NM on December 20, 1919 to Jose Torres and Catalina Baca Torres. Lillie is survived by her children, one son, Richard Sarracino and wife, Diane; and one daughter, Kathy Villella; grandchildren, Valerie Arbogast and husband, Bruce, Jeffrey Villella, Gia Villella-Barro, Bryan Sarracino and wife, Carol, and Jennifer Sarracino; great-grandchildren, Justin, Joshua, Mikayla, Marcus and Gianni; sister Chon; and brothers, Ted, Gilbert and Charlie. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rumaldo in 1981; grandson, Mark Villella in 1983; sisters, Rita in 2004 and Emma in 2009; and brothers, Joe and Tony in 2005. The recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2009, 7:00 p.m., at French ~Wyoming Chapel. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, October 30, 2009, 2:00 p.m., at Risen Savior Catholic Community, 7701 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Friends may visit on Thursday, October 29, 2009, 5:00 p.m. until the Rosary. Please visit our online guestbook for Lillie at www.RememberTheirStory.com French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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SCHROEDER -- Willard H. Schroeder, age 92, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, October 24, 2009. He was born June 10, 1917 in Wisconsin and was a veteran of World War II where he served in the US Army in Africa and Europe. He attended Art School and moved to this family in 1962. Willard worked as a paint foreman and was an artist, sculptor, and inventor. He ministered and attended Redeemer Lutheran Church. Willard is survived by his son, David Schroeder and his partner, Leah Lumley; and other family and friends who loved and will miss him. A Memorial Service will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 210 Alvarado Dr. SE on Friday, October 30, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. Burial will then take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 3:00 p.m. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St, NW, ABQ, 87107. 505-343-8008.
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SCHULZ -- Alice Eleanor Schulz, 85, of Albuquerque, NM, passed away Friday, October 23, 2009. Mrs. Schulz was born in Las Animas, Colorado on November 24, 1923 to the late James and Amy Pointon. She was raised on a ranch outside of Los Animas and attended Colorado University where she met her husband, Jack Schulz, who had predeceased her. Mrs. Schulz is survived by a sister, Marguerite Garfield; a brother Tom Pointon; two children George Schulz and Judy Bailey; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and a host of other loving relatives and friends. Please visit our online guestbook for Mrs. Schulz at www.RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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STEPHENS -- Leonard Richard Stephens, 80, a resident of Placitas, N.M., died Thursday, October 22, 2009 following a brief illness. Before moving to Placitas 23 years ago, he was a resident of Oakland, Ca. He is survived by his spouse, Frances; daughters, Lori Slaybaugh and her husband, Roger, of Pottstown, Pa; Juli Stephens of Rio Rancho, N.M.; Kelli Hermanns and husband, Phil, of Albuquerque, N.M.; five grandchildren 3/ 4 Kara, Duncan, Gregg and Grant Hermanns, and Keith Slaybaugh; and many nieces and nephews. He retired from Chevron of California in 1986 where he was a plant operator. Leonard was a member of numerous organizations throughout his life, including the Winnebago Roadrunners for 20 years and the Young Men's Institute of California for more than 50 years. He was also past president of the Placitas Recycling Association, a member of Sandoval County's Community Crime Prevention Unit and an active member of the San Antonio Catholic Mission in Placitas. A rosary will be held on Friday, Oct. 30, 2009, 10:00 a.m. at the San Antonio Mission, followed by a eulogy 10:30 a.m. and a mass 11:00 a.m. Afterwards, a celebration of Len's life will be held at the mission's social center. Memorial contributions may be made to San Antonio Mission Building Fund, c/o Jim Condor, 22 Puesta del Sol, Placitas. N.M. 87043 or to the Placitas Recycling Association, 44B Hwy 165, Placitas. N.M. 87043. Please visit our online guestbook for Leonard at www.RememberTheirStory.com French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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SUTTON -- William B. Sutton Sr., 36, resident of Corrales, found peace Tuesday, October 27, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Aria Sutton; children, Ray, Makayla, Anna, William Jr., Jacob, and Justin; brother, John; sister, April; mother and father-in-law, Wayne and Maria Mathias; and brother-in-law, Julian. Bill "Will" served the community as a detective with the Albquerque Police Department for 12 years and was a veteran of the US Navy serving during the first and second Gulf Wars. Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 28, 2009 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Memorial services will be held Thursday, October 29, 2009, 10:00 a.m. at Sagebrush Community Church, 6440 Coors Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120. Interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery Thursday, October 28, 2009, 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to his children, in the name of Aria Sutton at any Bank of Albuquerque. Please visit our online guest book for William at www.RememberTheirStory.com. French 9300 Golf Course Road NW (505) 897-0300
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TINDELL -- Lucille Arlene Tindell, age 70, a resident of Albuquerque, NM, passed away on Monday, October 26. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Belen. Lucille was raised in Socorro, NM, but then lived in Belen, NM area for 50 years. She was a housewife for many years. Lucille began selling Avon and was invited to sell advertising by Little Ritchie Smrt. She enjoyed her vocation of selling advertising specialties because she really enjoyed visiting with her clients. Lucille's favorite pastime was fishing at Navajo Lake. She loved spending time with family and especially enjoyed her last years with "Pappy". She was preceded in death by her daughter, Carla Jean Casey and her parents, Arvil and Doris Finch. Lucille is survived by her companion, Gene Arthur Yoakum; son, Bryan Tindell and his wife, Carrie; daughter, Kelly Tabet and husband, Larry; sister, Judy Lucksinger and husband, Jim; brothers, Richard Finch and wife, Dorothy, Dwayne Finch and wife, Diane and Arvil Finch, Jr. and wife, Nelda; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by numerous loving numerous nieces and nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins. A Memorial Service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Rio Communities, on Saturday, October 31, at 10:00 a.m. Urn bearers will be Bryan Tindell, Larry Tabet, Dick and Dwayne Finch, Jr., Brad Cesarano and Elliot Casey. Sign Lucille's online register book at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen, NM. Romero Funeral Home 609 N. Main St., Belen, NM. (505) 864-8501
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TRUJILLO -- Elias G. Trujillo, 93, a lifetime resident of Corrales, passed away in Florida at his daughter Martha's home on October 27, 2009. Elias was a member of the Rio Grande Spanish Seventh-Day Adventist Church for 50 years. He is survived by his children, Alice Lucero, Marti Simmons, Joe Trujillo, Jeannette Trujillo, Cinthia Zorrilla; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren; and one sister, Ora Correa. The Service for Elias will be held on Friday, October 30, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services, Sara Rd. at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho. Entombment will follow in Vista Verde 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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URBANTKE -- Dorothy Ruth Urbantke, long time resident of Albuquerque, went home to be with her Lord peacefully on October 21, 2009. She was born on December 10, 1917 in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. She is survived by her sister - in - law, Mary Morgan; nieces and nephews, Mary Sue Page and her husband Gary, Margaret Zieger, Ralph Morgan and wife Maribel, Kathy Brown and husband Ric, Karen Crawford, Hugh Urbantke and wife Lea; her friend, of 82 years, Muriel England, and numerous great and great - great nephews, nieces and friends. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Irwin Urbantke; her parents, Ralph and Mary Chapson Morgan; brother, Lyle Morgan, and brother -in-law and sister - in - law Hugh Urbantke and wife Linda. Dorothy was a happy loving person who lived life to the fullest. She was raised in Weslaco, TX and went to college in Houston, TX, where she met the love of her life, Irwin Urbantke. They were married and soon moved to Germany, where she enjoyed the old world culture. She and Irwin lived in Houston for many years after coming back to the states. After retirement they sold their home and built a cabin in the woods at Vallecito, CO, where they enjoyed watching wildlife. From there they moved to Durango, CO. Life there was fun and delightful. As they grew older and the snow in Durango grew deeper, they moved to Albuquerque, NM, where they found it perfect. Everyone who knew her loved her "MUCHO". Burial will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery on Friday, October 30, 2009 at 11:30 a.m. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Lomas location. Should friends desire, contributions may be made to Presbyterian Hospice Foundation 1100 Central SE Albuquerque, NM 87106. Please visit the online guestbook for Dorothy at www.RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd, NE (505) 275-3500
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WHITE -- Kathryne White. In loving memory of Kathryne White 9/13/1946-10/26/2009. Kathryne will live on through her children Keffory, Alicia, Jennifer and T.J; her grandchildren Grace, Liam, Annika and Gwen, her friends and family. Kathryne was survived by by her mother Jane; siblings Lisa, John, Crissy and Johnny. Kathryne was a very special woman who was loved and adored by many. Those that knew her were all touched by her in one way shape or form whether it be through her food, her beauty, her garden or loving nature. Kathryne put up a very courageous battle with breast cancer and should be remembered as an inspiration to those fighting that same battle. Cancer can take so much from a person but what she showed us through her actions is that it can never take away love. Services will be held to celebrate Kathrynes life. Instead of flowers please make a memorial donation to the Susan G Koman For The Cure foundation in loving memory of Kathryne White. To share condolences please e-mail her family at inmemroyofkathryne@gmail.com "It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of someone else's life perfectly" -From the Bhagavad Gita
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WILLIAMS -- Genevieve (Geneva) Louise Scott Williams passed from this life to her next on October 24, 2009, age 95. A resident of for 72 years, she was born July 16, 1914 at Colony, Oklahoma to Arthur Chester Scott and Nancy Gerturde (Skaggs) Scott, their second child and only daughter. She spent her school years living with her parents on the campus of Haskell Institute, Lawrence, Kansas where her parents were teachers to the Cheyenne and Arapahoe. There she developed her life long interest in and appreciation of Native Peoples. She attended the University of Kansas; and, after a short career with Bullocks Wilshire in Hollywood, moved to Albuquerque to be with her parents where her father was The University of New Mexico horticulturist. At the drugstore on the corner of Edith and Central (now the Artichoke Cafe), she met John Andrew (Jack) Williams--a soil scientist recently moved to from Arizona. Married July 24, 1939 at the First Methodist Church, , their marriage continued for 55 years until Jack's death in 1995. During WWII, after the birth of their daughter, the family lived in San Diego where her husband was an officer in the US Navy. She embraced her chosen career as homemaker, was a member of the First Baptist Church, Albuquerque and taught Sunday School there. Throughout her life, she was a dedicated reader of the Bible and associated texts--having read the complete Bible numerous times. She loved her many dogs and enjoyed gardening, bridge, "stitching" and painting in watercolor and oils. She will be remembered for her quirky personality, intense debates on politics and religion, and baking the best lemon pies. After the death of her husband, she moved to Manzano del Sol Good Samaritan Village, Albuquerque. The last year of her life was spent under the care of Sandra Green through Elder Share, 819 Parkland Circle SE and in recent months with added care by Hospice de la Luz and nurse Sara. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother Victor Arthur Scott; and her son-in-law Monte Dean Doyel. She is survived by her daughter, Gale Williams Doyel and husband Gary Moore; her granddaughters, Stephanie Brinkley, St. Petersburg, Florida and Ashley Mossman and husband Andrew, Corrales; grandson, John Mason Doyel and wife Kendra Merritt Doyel, Costa Mesa, California; great-grandchildren, Bennett Andrew Mossman, Jack William Mossman, Shea Elise Brinkley, Mason Doyel Brinkley, Karsen Elizabeth Doyel and Beck Dean Doyel. According to her wishes, no funeral or memorial services will be held; instead she requested a private burial. French is in charge of arrangements. Rather than memorial gifts in her name, Geneva suggested "an additional gift to your own church or synagogue."
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WONG -- Bunny Marie Wong was born on November 29, 1975--a sunny California baby. She grew up in New Mexico, ran cross-country at Cibola High and spoke at graduation. Afterwards Bunny left for Washington & Lee University in Virginia, joining a sorority and working at both the college and town newspapers. She graduated with honors in English and journalism. She studied a year at University College in Oxford. Afterwards Bunny returned to England for a Master's in medieval studies at Royal Holloway College. After graduation Bunny began working in Santa Fe, NM. However, a year later her company moved to San Francisco, offering her a position on the West Coast. With Bunny-style gumption, she declined the offer and moved--jobless--to New York City. She began as a fact-checker with Martha Stewart Living and eventually became a senior editor at Budget Living. She navigated the competitive world of freelance writing, working for several different magazines over the past few years. Bunny was very beloved by her parents, Stanley and Lina Wong, and her younger sisters and brothers: Rebi, Maryann, Cosette, Luther, and Gunther; she always took care of them. Many people in many places cherished Bunny and will miss her very much. A memorial service will be held , October 31, 2009 at 12:00 p.m. at Charity Baptist Church, 5501 Obregon Road, Rio Rancho.
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YRENE -- Dawn Yrene, 45 years young, of Tijeras, went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, October 25, 2009. She is survived by her husband, Kevin Yrene; her four beautiful and talented daughters, Jennifer, Lael, Heather, and Kristin; and her handsome and loving son, Luke; her mother, Elizabeth Allen (Perry) and her father Kenneth Allen; her sister, K. Dana Pomroy and husband Andrew and their children; her sister Sara Spencer and husband Robert and children; Kevin's parents, Karl and Sandra Yrene of Idaho; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and half brothers. Dawn was born in Albuquerque on August 18, 1964. She was a beautiful and wonderful wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend and servant of our Lord Jesus Christ. She will be greatly missed and treasured by all who knew her. Dawn was a gifted and published author, with publications in several Christian periodicals, including Keys for Kids and Discipleship Journal, among others. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at French-Lomas Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd NE in Albuquerque. Friends may call on the family beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday morning at French. Interment will follow at Barton Cemetery, near Edgewood. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for any and all donations to be given to Wells Fargo, for Kevin Yrene, in memory of Dawn Yrene. Please visit our online guestbook for Dawn at www.RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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