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AGUILERA -- Felipe E.. The family of Felipe E. Aguilera thanks their many friends and relatives 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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ARIAS -- Johnny Angel Arias Sr., 39, resident of Albuquerque, passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2010. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Delenia Arias; daughter, Angelique Arias; son, Johnny Angel Arias Jr.; mother, Mary Alice Arellano; step-father, Ernie Arellano; brothers, Leonard Arias and wife, Sarah, Amadeo "Deo" Soto and Deborah Arellano, Robert Arellano, Juan Gillette, and Chris "Raymond" Torres; sisters, Crystal Criswell and husband, Adam, and Valentina Arellano; half-brothers, Johnny Leonard Arias and Peter Arias; half-sister, Theresa Arias; grandmother, Nadine YBarra; mother and father-in law Donna and Vince Vigil; brothers-in law George Archuleta, Vincent Vigil, Michael Paul Vigil and families; and several extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by grandfather, Amadeo YBarra; half-brother, Raymond Arias Jr.; and special uncle, Ernest Gutierrez. Johnny was born in Albuquerque, and grew up in Roy and Springer, NM. He was an outstanding athlete at Springer High School. In 1987 he enlisted in the Army National Guard and served honorably in the war in Iraq. Johnny began his career as a correctional officer in October of 1990. After rising through the ranks, he eventually reached the position of Deputy Warden at the New Mexico State Penitentiary. Johnny was a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend. He had a very big heart and was unselfish, dedicating much of his time coaching youth teams in Albuquerque. He always did for others expecting nothing in return. Johnny's memory will live with us forever. His bright spirit and sense of humor will be deeply missed. He was very devoted to his Catholic faith and raised his family with the same religious values. Friends may visit Monday, February 8, 2010 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Westside Chapel. Rosary will be recited Monday, February 8, 2010, 7:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 1502 Sara Rd, Rio Rancho, NM. Mass of Chrisitan Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, February 9, 2010, 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Roy Cemetery in Roy, NM. Please visit our online guest book for Johnny at www.RememberTheirStory.com French 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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ASBURY -- Marjorie Elaine Dell Asbury, born April 3, 1925 in Roselle , New Jersey , passed away peacefully on Saturday January 30, 2010. She was preceded in death by her father, Gerald Francis Dell; mother, Minnie Mae Dell; sister, Lynndora Louise Ives; husband, Russell Pents Asbury; and son, David Joseph Asbury. She is survived by brother, James F. Dell of Albuquerque; loving sons, Richard K. and wife Lynna Asbury of Las Cruces, NM and Russell K. and wife Joni Asbury of Albuquerque; nephew, Rexford and wife Carol English of Chicago, IL, nephew Michael English, nephew Gene Ives; and niece, Elaine Davidson all of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Richard and wife April Asbury of Tularosa, NM, James Asbury of Trinity, TX, Brian Asbury of St. Pete Beach, FL, Russell Asbury of Hasting, FL, David Asbury of Austin, TX and Gigi and husband Greg Wootten of Fort Smith, AK; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Marjorie enjoyed reading and was an avid reader of all things healthful for the body, mind and soul and enjoyed sharing her knowledge with loved ones. She had a quiet appreciation of angels and those who knew her felt she was one amongst us. She was devoted to her family and her belief in the "I AM" Activity. The family wishes to thank the Staff of the Beehive Homes of Taylor Ranch who lovingly cared for her for the last months of her life, and Hospice of NM who gave her comfort in her final hours. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to: Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 2501 San Pedro Drive NE , Albuquerque , NM 87110 , in her memory and in honor of her sons. Arrangements in care of RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo NE 764-9663
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BACA -- Candido Baca, age 96 a lifelong resident of Trujillo, New Mexico, passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at his home. He was born in Shoemaker, New Mexico on October 8, 1913 to the late Flavio Baca and Adela Bonney-Baca. He was united in marriage on August 19, 1948 to Mary Vigil. Candido Baca was a lifelong farmer, rancher, and business man. He was a World War II veteran who served in Pine Bluff, Arkansas as an MP. He also served as a board member of the Mora-San Miguel Electric Co-op for six years. During his life he enjoyed being involved in politics and actively participated in causes that involved social issues of his time. Candido never met a stranger, and he welcomed everyone into his home and his life. He will be remembered for his indomitable spirit, determination, and wit. A lifelong Catholic, he was a member of the San Ysidro Church in Trujillo, New Mexico and also served as mayordomo of the church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Flavio and Adela Baca; wife, Mary Baca; brothers, Antonio Baca, Joseph Baca, and Samuel Baca; sister, Maria B. Pena. He is survived by his daughters, Theresa Vigil and husband Leo of Las Vegas, NM and Mary Alice Collatz and husband Arlan of Corrales, NM; son, Art Baca of Trujillo, NM; grandchildren: LeaVigil, Marcos Vigil, Candace Baca and Jeremiah Collatz; great-grandchildren: Katherine Esquibel, Matthew Vigil and Makoa LaPillo; great-granddaughter, Lilyana Lopez; sister, Feliciana Gonzales and daughter Pearl of Albuquerque, NM; nieces and nephews: Rose Pena, David Baca, Flavio Baca, Consuelo Lucero and husband Abel, Linda Baca, Gloria Baca, Adela Baca and daughter Bonnie, and Martha Baca; numerous: cousins, other relatives, and many many friends. Rosary devotional services will be conducted Monday, February 8, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church in Las Vegas, NM. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church with Father George V. Salazar as celebrant. Interment will follow at 11:30am at the Santa Fe National Cemetery with the following serving as casket bearers: Leo Vigil, Arlan Collatz, Richard Baca ,Ralph Moya, Jeremiah Collatz and Joey Herrera. Serving as honorary bearers will be all his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-granddaughter. He will lie in state at the Rogers Chapel on Sunday all day and Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. where family and friends may call. Please visit our website: www.rogersmortuarynm.com to sign our online register book. Arrangements are under the direction of Rogers Mortuary, Las Vegas, NM 1-800-479-3511, or 505-425-3511.
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BRITTON -- James Arthur Britton age 79. Born in Willard, Ohio on October 28, 1930, one of 15 children, passed away on January 23, 2010 in the care of the Albuquerque, NM VA Hospital. He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Ernestina Britton; and his eight children, Jim and Susan Britton, Debby Keel, Theresa and Randy Smith, Elizabeth and Thomas Benton, Arthur Britton, Christopher and Yolanda Britton, Debra and Ronald Lamb, and Patricia Navarrete, and many grand and great-grandchildren. Art was deeply loved by family and friends. He served with the US Army in the Korean War. He received the Honorable Purple Heart, Korean Service Medal, W/3 Bronze campaign stars, Combat Infantry Badge, and United Nations Service Medal. Art was a long time Albuquerque resident and was prominent in the Real-estate, trucking, motel, and restaurant businesses for many years. French's Mortuary will perform the cremation, and the interment is planned at the Santa Fe National Cemetery in the spring. In Lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association, NM Chapter. www.frenchmortuary.com for more family history or to leave a memory.
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BROWN -- Ann F. Brown, 90, a resident of Albuquerque since 1954, passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2010. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Ralph W. Brown; children, Barbara Garcia and Albert Spisak all of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Danika and Tessia Spisak, both of Santa Cruz, CA; brother, Pete Montoya and wife, May; and sister, Beatrice Romero all of Albuquerque. Ann loved to bowl. She also liked to go to the casinos. A rosary will be recited on Sunday, February 7, 2010, 5:00 p.m., at French - University Chapel. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, February 8, 2010, 10:00 a.m., at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, 5310 Claremont NE. Burial will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Should friend desire contributions, may be made to the American Red Cross, Mid-Rio Grande Chapter, 142 Monroe NE, 87108, or www.redccrossalbq.org, to help the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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BURGER -- James Scott Burger, known to all his friends and family as Scotty, was born in Philadelphia, PA on January 24, 1921. He grew up in Palmyra, NJ, attended Park College at Parkville, MO where he met his future wife, Ann McDowell. Soon after the U.S. entered WWII, Scotty enlisted in the Navy and served his country well as a naval pilot in the South Pacific. After the war, he and his young wife settled in Maxwell, NM. Later they moved to Las Cruces, NM and finally to Albuquerque where Scotty worked in insurance sales and management. Scotty was a master gardener and some summers he produced enough fruit and vegetables on his small plot to share with his entire neighborhood. He was an avid hunter and expert fisherman who knew all the "best holes" in most of the streams and lakes of NM. He could tell amazing tales of his time in the South Pacific and was an all around entertaining raconteur. Like so many of his generation, he approached life with uncomplaining courage and took the bad with a grain of salt. Scotty genuinely enjoyed people and chose to see the best in them. His "you can do it" attitude gave courage to many. Above all, Scotty loved a good time and his infectious "joie de vivre" is remembered fondly by those who knew and loved him best. He was a good father and a caring grandfather. He was well loved and will be greatly missed. He died swiftly and without pain early Sunday morning January 31, 2010. He is survived by his daughter, Alice and her husband Hilary Arathoon; by two much loved grandsons, Peter Arathoon and Andoe Arathoon and his wife Erin, and by his great grandson Archer. Please visit our online guestbook for James at www.RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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CERCONE -- Gladys W. Cercone, of Albuquerque, passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2010. Gladys is survived by sisters, Anna Sue Lloyd, Betty Lou Littlepage, and Agnes Bryan: and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph L. Cercone; parents, Willie and Ardine Woodward; brothers, Charles, Buddy, James & Ray Woodward. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 7, 2010 at 2:00 p.m., at French Westside Chapel. She and her husband will be enniched at Santa Fe National Cemetery at a later date. Please visit our online guest book for Gladys at www.RememberTheirStory.com French 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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DOWNEY -- Thomas E. Downey, Ph.D February 6, 1910 - December 29, 1980. Happy 100th birthday, Dad. Miss you.
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DOYLE -- Virginia Maria Puccini Doyle, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on January 28, 2010. Services are pending. French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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FRANZ -- Mary Louise Franz was born on December 26, 1967, in Decatur, Alabama, and went home to be with our Lord unexpectedly on Sunday, January 17, 2010. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, John Bernard Franz Jr. and Dorothy Bowers Franz; and her brothers, Jay Franz, Ricky Franz and Randy Franz. Mary is survived in life by her son, Jeremy Franz; her brothers, Steve Franz, Bruce Franz and his wife Jaynee, Paul Franz and his wife Ferne, and Mark Franz and his wife Lisa; her sisters, Tricia Deimer and her husband Albert, Dorothy Begquist, Ellen Hibray, Judy Franz, Lisa Hayes and Lori Branigan and her husband Will; and also many nieces, nephews and other loved ones. Mary was very loving and caring, and she loved to laugh. She would light up a room with her beautiful smile. A memorial service will be held at Glory Christian Fellowship, 2421 Wyoming Blvd. N.E., on Saturday, February 6, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. There will be a reception immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association.
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GARCIA -- Ruben Garcia, 76, an Albuquerque area Horseman and longtime restaurateur, passed away from a sudden heart attack on Wednesday morning, February 3, 2010. He was born December 23, 1933 to Islavio and Isabel Garcia. Ruben is survived by his wife of 45 years, Lucy Garcia; his three children: son, Alonzo Garcia and wife Hillary Butler of Des Moines, IA, son, Nicholas Sandoval and wife Geraldine, Liz Sandoval and husband Edward; his sisters, Josie Vigil, Annie Cordova; brothers, David and Tim Garcia; and brother-in-law Mike Sacoman all of Albuquerque. His grandchildren held a special place in his heart, and he spoke of them often, they are: Alonzo Garcia, Jr., Jason Sandoval, Ruben Garcia, Gabriel Sandoval and Rita Garcia; Ruben is also survived by nine great-grandchildren. Ruben, a life long area businessman, was the owner of several area restaurants and a pioneer of the food pavilion at the New Mexico State Fair in the early 80's and was awarded a proclamation for his efforts. Ruben was also a Horseman and raced at meets around the state for 40 years. He was a member of the New Mexico Horseman's Association as well as the Horse Breeders Association. Every year he attended the Breeder's Cup Races all around the country including New York, Florida, Kentucky, Maryland and California, and went to train his horses daily at Albuquerque Downs Race track. Casket bearers will be Alonzo Garcia, Jason Sandoval, Gabriel Sandoval, Aaron Sacoman, Ruben Garcia and Roland Martinez. Honorary Casket bearers are; Rita Garcia, and Brian Baloskovits. A rosary will be recited on Monday February 8, 2010 at Garcia Mortuary. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday February 9, 2010 at St. Anne Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.danielsfuneral.com. Joe's care has been entrusted to: Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover S.W. Albuquerque, NM 87102 505-243-5222
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GARCIA -- Tersila. The family of Tersila Garcia thanks their many friends and relatives 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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GUILLEN -- David F. Guillen, a resident of Albuquerque, was born October 4, 1934. He passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2010. David is survived by his wife of 53 years, Vivian; sons, David L. Guillen and wife Shari, Phillip and wife Lorie, Ronald and wife Audrey, Albert B. and wife Mercedes; daughters, Darlene Martinez and Gaye Guillen; sister, Cleotilde Guillen; brother, Michael Guillen and wife Antoinette; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members and friends who loved and will miss him. Visitation and Services will be held at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 5415 Fortuna NW. on Monday, February 8, 2010. The visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. The Rosary will be recited at 10:15 a.m. with the Mass of Christian Burial being celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery off of Paseo del Norte and Wyoming NE. Pallbearers will be Ronnie and Albert Guillen, PJ Martinez, Gilbert Otero Ray Esquivel and Michael Guillen. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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HARKER -- Georgia Beth Williamson Harker was Born January 21, 1940, In Witchita Falls, Texas. Georgia went to be with the Lord on Wednesday night, February 3, 2010, at home with her family and friend's by her side. Georgia was preceded in death by her youngest son, Michael; her parents, Glado and Christine Williamson. Georgia lived in Las Vegas NM, and helped her parents run Williamson's Greenhouse and Flower Shop until, 1981 when she moved to Albuquerque, where she worked for different florists, until retiring. After she retired she started painting, and created many works of art, she also became a member and officer in the ART LEAGUE of NM. Georgia was also an active member of the Church of Latter Day Saints, where she made many friends, who became her extended family. Georgia leaves behind her three children, John Box, Cherie Buxton, and Robert Williamson; six grandchildren, Logan and Chance Buxton, Justin and Jessica Williamson, Ashley and John Box Jr.; two granddaughers-in-law, Amanda Williamson and Alicia Buxton; seven great-grandchildren, Ariana and Matalene Williamson, Isaiah Williamson, Kaitlynn, Layne and Shyann Buxton, and the newest, Adaya Box. She also had many other family members in Texas, Louisiana, and friends everywhere. We, Georgia's children, would like to thank all of mom's LDS family for their support, and loving help that they provided to mom during her long battle with cancer. All of your help and thoughtfulness was greatly appreciated, more than words can express. Thank you to all of you. MEMORIAL SERVICES will be held Saturday, February 6, 2010 at the LDS Church located at 5709 Haines Ave. in Albuquerque, New Mexico at 6:00 p.m. where Bishop Jeffery Crosadell will be residing.
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IVERSON -- Phillip D. Iverson, born July 31, 1934 in St. Joesph, Missouri, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, February 3, 2010. Phil lived a very interesting life, giving over 50 years to the communication industry. He started his career with Mountain Bell to RCA Alaska Communications, American Arabian Oil in Saudi Arabia, then back to the United States to work for Mobile Exxon. Phil then retired from TSM at UNMH in 2003. Phil enjoyed his life to the fullest with his very special wife, Mary Elizabeth aka "Vern". He loved his ranch in Lindrith, NM for 30 years. Phil also loved to hunt, fish and share stories of his active outdoor life. He was a very loving husband and father who gave his "ALL" to his wife and children. Phil turned his life over to Christ and is resting in his loving arms now. Phil was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Cleda Iverson. He is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth; three daughters, Sorrel Burris and her husband Tom, Drayanna Masingal and her husband Akard and Captain Lucinda Iverson, USN and her partner Jamie Ray; step-children, Robin Rogers and her husband Mark, Kevin McDonald and his wife Kanina and Ken McDonald and his wife Kim. All services will be held in Lindrith, NM beginning with a viewing at Lindrith Baptist Church from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. with a funeral service to be held at 2:00 p.m.. Burial will take place at Lindrith Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Scott Gasser, Jim Byrd, Cliff Price, Johnny Cundiff, Johnny Cundiff Jr.and Matt Stevenson. Honorary pallbearers will be, Gene Newton, Richard Chaney and Tony Schmitz Jr. Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at Riverside Funeral Home of Belen, 418 W Reinken Ave. An online guest register is available at www.riversideofbelen.com
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JAQUEZ -- Salvador Jaquez "Sal", 64, passed away in Colorado Springs, CO, where he had resided for many years. Cremation took place in Colorado Springs. He married Maria Russell, who survives him along with children. He is also survived by a daughter, Cristina of Albuquerque, NM, from a previous marriage. Surviving him also are eight siblings. Two brothers and their spouses as follows: Jim and Connie from Roswell, Joe and Patricia from Hobbs; six sisters and their spouses: Pina and Lalo Rocha from Houston, TX, Maria Hernandez from Anthony, NM, Carmen and Daniel Brito from Artesia, Juana and Sam Bejarano from Artesia, Josie and Ted Martinez from Odessa, TX, Jessie and Chavelo from Artesia. He was preceded in death by his parents Santigo and Patricia Jaquez; one brother, Manuel; one sister, Toni. Sal served his country during the Viet-Nam War and was awarded numerous medals. A mass will be held at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church on Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Memorial Service at Woodbine Cemetery in Artesia at 2:00 p.m. Refreshments following at the parish hall at the church.
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ROSS -- Evelyn M. (nee Keith) Ross, 92, of Hyannis, Massachusetts and Rio Rancho, New Mexico, died Thursday, February 4, 2010. She was the wife of the late Donald T. Ross for 57 years and the mother of the late Peter Ross. She lived her early life in Marblehead, MA. She graduated from Marblehead High School in 1936 and earned her Registered Nurse degree from Salem Hospital School of Nursing in 1940. After marrying Donald in 1941, she moved to Arlington, MA. After raising her family, she returned to part-time nursing in 1959. With her husband, she enjoyed travel and cruises. She and her husband retired in 1977 and moved to Cape Cod, MA to be near the ocean, where they were members of the Hyannis Yacht Club. She moved to Albuquerque, NM in 2000 to be near her daughter and where she was a member of Rio Rancho Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, and volunteer work at the President John F. Kennedy Museum in Hyannis, MA. She is survived by a son, Keith Ross of Omaha, NE; a daughter, Robyn Ross of Albuquerque, NM; and two grandsons, Stephen Ross of Omaha, NE and Christopher Ross of Indianapolis, IN; her cousins; and many friends. Visiting hours will be held Monday, February 8, 2010 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, West Side Chapel. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 9, 2010, 10:00 a.m. at French Mortuary, West Side Chapel. Burial will take place at Massachusetts National Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the American Heart Association, the Rio Rancho Presbyterian Church, 1004 24th Street SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124, or the First Baptist Church, 631 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601. Please visit our online guest book for Evelyn at www.RememberTheirStory.com French 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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SAVAGE -- Gwyn Savage, age 44 died on January 21, 2010. She is survived by her mother; Ona; father Llewellyn; brothers, Adam and Ethan; sisters, Jessica and Erica Savage; and cousins, Karyn, Annie, Janet, Sandra and Mark; and other extended family. Gwyn established FilmSavage, LLC bringing local talent and craftpersons into film and television productions here in New Mexico. Her family, friends and colleagues will celebrate her life accomplishments on Saturday, February 6, 2010 between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. at UNM Alumni Memorial Chapel - University Blvd. NE and Las Lomas Rd, NE. Please consider memorial contributions in Gwyn's name to The Acting Core Program of Youth Development, Inc. Foundation, online at YDI.org.
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STEPHENS -- Helen L. Stephens, a Gold Star wife and resident of Albuquerque, NM passed away on Monday, February 1, 2010 at the age of 86. Helen is survived by her son, JC and wife, Cheryl of Albuquerque, grandson Travis (TJ) Blaney and granddaughters, Taylor and Ashley Blaney of Rochester, MN, many nieces and nephews, their families and close friends. She was born in Antlers, OK on February 15, 1923 and moved to Estancia, NM at eight years of age where she was raised on a pinto bean and sugar beet farm. As a teenager, Helen worked at the Mayflower Cafe in Santa Fe, NM and was later retired from University Heights Hospital. Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney O. Stephens, a member of the 200th Coast Artillery and a survivor of the Bataan Death March, as well as three sisters and one brother. Visitation will be held Monday, February 8, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at the La Mesa Presbyterian Church, 7401 Copper Avenue NE with a Celebration of Life service to follow at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be held at 1:30 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Helen's honor to the Animal Humane Association, 615 Virginia St, SE 87108. Arrangements by Riverside Funeral Home, 225 San Mateo Blvd NE 764-9663.
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WILLIAMS -- Dolores Mable Williams was born in Aurora Illinois on January 5, 1937, on Sunday, January 31, 2010, she passed away at the age 73. She began working with ceramics, and then started teaching ceramics. Later she became interested in fine arts (painting), so she took some course at Wabaunsee College in Sugar Groove Illinois. Since then she has done many school presentations and art shows and galleries within the United States. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank C. Williams; son, Orlando Martin Pirela; sisters, Carolyn Torres, Sally Tirado, Florence Figueroa; sister-in-law, Karen Irvin; brother-in-law, Johnny Figueroa. Surviving siblings; Dorothy Judge of Albuquerque NM, Gladys (Williams) Vaughn, (Husband Paul) of Aurora IL, and Glen C. Irvin of Aurora IL. Survived by her children: Alberto R. Pirela of Albuquerque NM, Edwin M. Pirela of Draper Utah, Pablo F. Pirela Jr. (wife Barbara) of West Chicago IL, and Geraldo M. Pirela Sr. (wife Violet) of El Paso TX. Carolyn B. Pirela of DeKalb IL, Ola S Williams, Mark Williams, Craig Williams, Nickolas Williams and Dominic Williams all of Albuquerque NM; 21 grandchildren; and a large number of great-grandchildren. In addition she was known as mom to many nieces, nephews and grandchildren that she help raise. Visitation will be held Saturday, February 6, 2010, at Daniels Family Funeral Services, Wyoming Chapel, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be Sunday, February 7, 2010, at First Family Church, at 2:00 p.m. Graveside Service will be held Monday, February 8, 2010, at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, at 10:30 a.m. Those who wish to express condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com. Dolores's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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WISE -- Joyce "Elaine" Wise, joined the Lord in Heaven, on Thursday, January 28, 2010. A funeral service will be held for Elaine on Monday, February 8, 2010, 10:00 a.m., at Valley Gospel Tabernacle, 1824 Valley Road SW, followed by a committal service at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Please visit our online guestbook for Elaine at www.RememberTheirStory.com French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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ZICH -- Gordon A. Zich, born April 27, 1926 in Merrill, Wisconsin, beloved husband and father, went to Heaven on Monday, February 1, 2010. He is survived by his wife of 61 years Pat; daughter, Glory Jenson and husband, Gary, grandchildren, Charley, Patricia and Sarah Jenson; sons, Jonathan Zich and wife, Elizabeth, grandchildren, Sean, Matthew and Kenneth Zich and Jamison Zich and wife Adela and grandchildren, Daveed, Devon and Cori Zich. Gordon was a World War II veteran serving as cryptographer in the China, Burma and India Theater for two years. He married Patricia (nee Mulvihill) August 28, 1948. Gordon earned his B.A. in Education from Valparaiso in 1950 and his M.A. in Administration and Guidance and Counseling in 1959 from Wisconsin State University and his Ph.D from the University of Illinois in 1966. He taught high school English for five years in Hayward, Wisconsin and was the high school principal for two years and the Guidance and Counseling Director for another five years in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. He moved his family to Albuquerque in 1966 to teach at the University of New Mexico, College of Education, Guidance and Counseling Department. Gordon retired from teaching after 22 years in 1988. During his tenure at UNM, Gordon was active as a member of the National Education Association, Phi Beta Kappa and the American Personnel Association. He and his wife were members of Immanuel Lutheran Church from 1966 to 1984 and Faith-in-Christ Lutheran Church from 1984 where Gordon was an elder for many years. Gordon enjoyed golf at UNM South, where he had a hole-in-one, and duplicate bridge at Tanoan Country Club. His favorite pastime at home was watching all types of sports and working cross word puzzles. He and his wife also enjoyed traveling the world with friends. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 6, 2010, 11:00 a.m., at Faith-in-Christ Lutheran Church, 1750 Faith Court. A private family interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to the Heart Association in Gordon's name. Gordon is with his Father in Heaven but he will be messed by his family and friends here. Please visit our online guestbook for Gordon at www.RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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