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BURKHARD -- Louise Burkhard, age 60, resident of Albuquerque passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2010. Loiuse is survived by her husband Michael of 38 years; three daughters, Marie Vaughn, Elizabeth Burkhard, and Kathleen Burkhard; and five grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 4, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.Z at San Clemente Catholic Church, 244 Luna Ave, Los Lunas. Burial will be at Santa Fe National Cemetary.
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CHAVEZ -- Leonard M. Chavez, born July 10, 1949, began his journey to eternal peace on Sunday May 30, 2010 to be greeted by his mother-in-law Lizzie Madrid who he missed dearly; and brother Roger " Bush" Chavez. He is survived by wife and best friend for 36 years, Mildred "Sugy"; children: Orlando and wife Yvette, Elene and husband Miguel, Alysha and husband Manuel, Robert, Leandra; grandchildren: Natasha, Mario, Dominique, Mikayla, Miggy Boy, Symmone, Avyanna and Ziyah in whom he found his strength and determination. He was also survived by his mother Carmen Chavez; four brothers; and three sisters; father-in-law and special friend Alejandro Madrid; and brother-in-law, Jay Madrid who helped him in so many ways and "Squirts" his dog who never left his side. Leonard has many accomplishments he was proud of: Served our Country and was a proud Vietnam Veteran, Sandoval County Treasure where he retired in 1999. He also served as City Councilmen for the Town of Bernalillo, and played with various New Mexico artists as a bass player. Leonard will forever be a part of our hearts and souls, we say farewell to a wonderful father, husband, grandfather, friend, and human being. Leonard's Life Celebration will begin with a Rosary on Thursday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Bernalillo at 7:00 p.m. and Mass on Friday at 10:00 a.m. concluded with military honors at the church. Please visit Leonard's online guest book at www.Reflectionoflife.com. REFLECTIONS Funerals & Life Celebrations 2400 Washington Street NE 884-5777
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CHAVEZ -- Selina Chavez passed away Sunday, May 30, 2010 in Albuquerque at the age of 79. Services are in the care of: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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COX -- Alpha Pauline Cox, 85, passed on to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 27, 2010. She was survived by her son Vernon T. Cox, II; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; one brother; four sisters; and a host of nephews, nieces, relatives, and friends. She will be greatly missed by all who loved and know her. Memorial services will be held Friday, Jun 4, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at Calvary Apostolic Temple 215 53rd St. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105. Officiating: Asst. Pastor Tom Pearson. The family expresses deep appreciation to all her caregivers.
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DEBLASSIE -- Tom "Pop" DeBlassie, 93, a life long resident of Albuquerque, NM, passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2010. He is survived by his children, Robert DeBlassie and wife Rose of Albuquerque, NM, Helen Valdez and husband Euvaldo of Niwot, CO, Margaret Ruiz and husband Ben of Corrales, NM, Steven DeBlassie and wife Gina of Albuquerque, NM; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one brother, Earl DeBlassie and wife Mila of Albuquerque, NM; brother-in-laws, John Gutierrez, Ralph Gutierrez and wife Helen; sister-in-laws, Genevieve Durand and husband Prudy, and Emma Gutierrez; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Tomasita in 2008. Tom was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending as much time as he could with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was devoted in his faith as a Catholic. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, June 3, 2010 at the Church of the Incarnation, 2309 Monterrey Road NE, Rio Rancho, NM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 4, 2010, Church of the Incarnation. Inurnment will take place at 11:00 am, Saturday, June 5, 2010 at Mount Calvary Cemetery, 1900 Edith Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Incarnation, 2309 Monterrey Road NE, Rio Rancho, NM, 87144, 505-771-8331. Condolences may be sent 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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DOW -- Erlinda Duran Dow, 84, of Weatherford, formerly of Albuquerque, New Mexico passed away Sunday May 30, 2010 at the local hospital. Erlinda was born December 8, 1925 in Belen, New Mexico to Antonio C. and Adelina Baca Duran. She worked as a secretary for Sandia Base Laboratory in Albuquerque for 31 years; she was a member of North Side Baptist Church in Weatherford where she enjoyed singing with the Foundation Singers. Erlinda was also very active playing games at the nursing home in Weatherford where she resided for the last few years. She is survived by her daughter, Lorraine Garcia, grandson Miguel Gutierrez and wife Tamra; great-granddaughter, Gracie Gutierrez all of Weatherford; sisters, Lugarda Abeyta and Carmen Chavez of Albuquerque. Memorials may be made to North Side Baptist Church Building Fund or the Foundation Singers, 910 North Main St. Weatherford, Texas 76086 There are no services scheduled at this time.
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EBELING -- Edith Jane Ebeling, 84, long time resident of Albuquerque passed away May 25, 2010. Edith was born in Bonham, TX. December 2, 1926, daughter of Dan Lida (Thompson) Cotham one of ten sisters and one brother. Edith's passion was: Playing bridge, golf, shopping, yelling at the Dallas Cowboys, helping Phil Michelson win at golf and collecting elephants (especially pink ones). She loved anything pink. Edith was an active member of the Cosmopolitan Women's Club of ABQ. Edith is survived by her husband Valgene; Tracye V. Cooney; Philip Cooney; and her nine sisters. A memorial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at the Saint Paul's Methodist Church on 9500 Constitution. In lieu of flowers, gifts my be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 60 East 56th St. NY, NY 10022
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ELKINS -- Shirley Jean Elkins, 77, of Casa Grande, AZ passed away Monday, May 31, 2010. She was born to the late Harold and Ruth Pace, Dec. 20, 1932, in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She married the late W. Burl Hall in 1949, and they lived together in Texas, before relocating to Albuquerque, New Mexico. After Burl's death she married the late Stan Elkins in 1972, and they lived in Arizona. Shirley was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was passionate about all of her family. She was an excellent cook and hostess. Shirley was an avid lover of all music. She played the piano, organ and accordion. She loved to travel, sew and crochet and spent many hours playing on the floor with her grandchildren. Shirley is survived by five children, Charles Hall (Margi) of Phoenix, Arizona, Vaux Hall (Hilda), and Dan Hall of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Keith Hall (Lelia) of Anna Maria, Florida, and Laurel Holland (Preston) of Casa Grande, Arizona. She also is survived by12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. In addition, Shirley is survived by her siblings, numerous nieces, nephews and her long time companion, Austin Magers. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Leslie; and her sister, Avanell Lacy. A Viewing and Visitation will take place in the chapel of Direct Funeral Services on Friday, June 4, 2010 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. A Graveside Funeral Service will be held at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, 924 Menaul NE, on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to her nephews ministry, ABWE, Andy Pace, La Molina Christian School, PO Box 8585 Harrisburg, PA 17105 or The American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St, NW, Abq, 87107. 505-343-8008.
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FLORENTINO -- Diana Cealea "Beauty" passed away on Sunday, May 30, 2010 as a result of a car accident at the age of 22. She was born April 14, 1988 and is survived by her beloved daughter, Destiny Montoya; mother Cenen Romero; brother, Xander Ace Florentino; grandmother, Loving Robledo; as well as many great relatives and friends who loved her and will miss her very much. Services will be held at the chapel of Direct Funeral Services 2919 4th St, NW. A Rosary will be recited on Friday, June 4, 2010 at 2010 at 9:00 a.m. A Funeral Service will be held directly after. Interment will follow the Funeral Service at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 1900 Edith NE. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St, NW, ABQ, 87107. 505-343-8008.
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FLORES -- Christina A. Flores, 18, a resident of Albuquerque passed away on May 31, 2010. Christina is survived by her parents Gilbert and Lupe Flores; her fiancee, Andre Baca; her daughter, Astrea; her sisters, Angelina Flores, Julie Flores and fiancee, Carlos Barajas, Laura Flores, and Anna Flores; her grandparents, Esther Garcia and Guillermo Flores; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation will be Thursday, June 3, 2010 from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church, 1400 Arenal SW, with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. by Deacon Juan Barajas. Final visitation will be Friday, June 4, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. at the Church with a Communion Service to be held at 9:00 a.m., Deacon Juan Barajas, presider. Interment will follow at Mount Calvary. Pallbearers will be Andre Baca, Luis Toledo, Vincent Saenz, Jon Paul Ulibarri, Carlos Barajas, and Gilbert Flores. Please visit www.gabaldonmortuaryinc.com to sign the online guestbook for Christina. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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FOSTER -- Roy W. Foster December 21, 1926 to May 26, 2010 Socorro resident Roy W. Foster passed away peacefully May 26th at his home. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 50 years, Florence Crespin Foster. He is survived by his three children: Jennifer Krajack, husband Michael and daughter Kalinah of Lopez Island, WA, Regina Dello Russo of Escondida, NM, and Eden Foster and wife Laurie of East Hampton, NY. He is also survived by three cherished grandsons: Jordan, Turner, and Toby, sons of Eden and Laurie Foster. Roy was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1926 where he attended school until graduating. He spent his boyhood summers in New Orleans, LA with his mother's family. His boyhood there was important to him and he spoke of it often. After high school Roy joined the army and following the end of WWII he returned to Ohio where he graduated with honors from Ohio State University in Geology. After graduation he accepted a job with the USGS, spending months on foot mapping southeastern Utah, a place that would be special to him for the rest of his life. As a father he took his children numerous times to Utah, the western National Parks (a geologist's paradise): Yellowstone, the Tetons, the Canadian Rockies, and of course the Grand Canyon - always the north rim of the Grand Canyon though because the view of the geologic record was better from that view. He settled in Socorro, another area of great rock exploring, and as a petroleum geologist, Roy had a long career at the New Mexico Bureau of Mines and then the Petroleum Research and Recovery Center. Following retirement, he consulted as a partner in Verde Oil and continued to enjoy geology for years to come. Roy was loved dearly by his family and most deeply by Florence and he struggled with life after her death five years ago. There is now a place in geologic time where they are together again. Offerings may be made in lieu of flowers to the Girls and Boys Ranch, New Mexico, a favorite and long time charitable program they supported. A service for family and friends is planned for early July. Please share your condolences, sympathies and memories with the family at: www.danielsfuneral.com Roy's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Service 3113 Carlisle Boulevard, NE. Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110 (505) 884-1188
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GARCIA -- Evangeline Garcia, 86, a resident of Albuquerque since 1961, passed away on Sunday May 30, 2010. She is survived by two daughters, Viola Garduno and husband Daniel of Albuquerque and Mary Ann Hansen and husband Gilbert of Rio Rancho; three sons, Anthony "Sonny" Garcia, Jr., Ralph Garcia and wife Kathy, and Steven J. Garcia, all of Albuquerque; two sisters, Isabel Martinez, and Esther Perea; grandchildren, Daniel F. Garduno, Jr., Cynthia M. Garduno, Denise L. Martinez-Zerra, Jennifer L. Hansen, Stephen A. Garcia, and Adrian Garcia; great-grandchildren, Macie L. Skretteberg-Garduno and Logan A. Martinez-Zerra; and many other nieces and nephews. Evangeline was preceded in death by her husband, Antonio "Tony" Garcia; and two daughters Kathie Martinez and Evangeline Marie Garcia. A Rosary will be recited by Flora Gomez on Friday, June 4, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at French Wyoming Chapel. Friends may visit one hour prior to the rosary from 6:00-7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, 5311 Phoenix Avenue NE. Entombment will immediately follow at Mt. Calvary Mausoleum Chapel, 1900 Edith NE. Pallbearers are Daniel Garduno, Jr., Stephen Garcia, Patrick Perea, Matthew Perea, Ernest Martinez and Robert Martinez. Memorial contributions may be made in Evangeline's name to Hospice of New Mexico, 4015 Carlisle NE, Suite E, Albuquerque, NM 87106. Please visit our online guestbook for Evangeline at www.RememberTheirStory.com French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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GARDNER -- I'Marie Gardner, 90, passed away on May 31, 2010. She was born on a farm in Jamestown, Texas on Mat 17, 1920. She leaves behind her beloved husband of 66 years, Lester Gardner; two children, John and wife Deborah, Martha and husband Tim Badley of Cuervo, Texas; five grand children, Jennifer Bryan, Anna Locklin, Mathew Moehriq, Megan Gardner, and Brett Gardner; and five great-grandchildren. During WWII I'Marie helped build B-24 bombers in Texas. She also worked in a blouse factory on the west coast while her husband was away serving his country in the US Navy. I'Marie was an active member of Penn Street Church of Christ and later at Mountainside Church of Christ. Visitation will be held Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 9:30 a.m., with services following at 10:00 a.m. at Mountainside Church of Christ 12300 Indian School Rd. NE Albuquerque, NM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Albuquerque Christian Children's Home, 5700 Winter Haven Dr NW Albuquerque, NM 87120 (505) 898-5520. Those who wish to send condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com. I'Marie's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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GONZALES -- Maria Antoinette Paiz, at the prime age of 89 of Rio Rancho passed away on May 29, 2010 of natural causes. Maria was born January 4, 1921 in Velarde, NM. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Marion Gonzales; brother Cleo Paiz; sister Isabel Barraza; sister-in-law Amelia Paiz; and daughter-in-law Karen Gonzales. Maria lived in the Pueblo of San Juan (Ohkay Owingeh) and Gallup, NM, and was a devout Catholic. She is survived by her two children, son Ralph E. Gonzales of Burke, VA; daughter Rosanna L. Perea and husband Rudy Perea of Corrales, NM; four grandchildren, Todd, Anna, Raphael and Rudy Jr., and wife Amanda; two great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Dmitri; her brother Victor Paiz of Gallup, NM; brother-in-law Adolph Barraza of Gallup, NM; many nieces and nephews. Maria, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed peacefully early Saturday morning at approximately 1:45 a.m., and will be greatly missed. A Rosary will be held on Thursday, June 3, 2010, 7:00 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 1502 Sara Road SE, Rio Rancho. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, June 4, 2010, 10:30 am at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Interment will follow the Mass at Vista Verde Memorial Park, 4310 Sara Road SE and Meadowlark Lane, Rio Rancho, NM. A Reception at St. Thomas Aquinas Rectory Hall will be held following interment. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.danielsfuneral.com. Arrangements are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Service 4310 Sara Road SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124 505-892-9920
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HARALSON -- James C. Haralson, 56, of Truth or Consequences, NM passed away on May 30, 2010. He was a graduate of Valley High School and was an electrician for most of his life. He was preceded in death by his father, Ernest Haralson. He is survived by his mother, Ella Haralson; wife Kathryn; and children Erika, David and Jamie; and one grandchild, Surena. He is also survived by his brother, Chris and wife Deanna; nephew Joshua; and his sister, Barbara and husband Brett Day; and his niece and nephew, Ashley and Ryan. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Alameda Baptist Church, 8818 Second St. NW on June 4, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.
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HART -- Goldie (Judy) Renz Hart died on May 31, 2010 at the age of 91 at La Vida Llena Retirement Community in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is survived by her daughter, Valerie Hart, three granddaughters and three great granddaughters, all of Albuquerque. She is also survived by two sisters, Irene Ritch of Green Valley, Arizona; Doris Johnson of Grand Junction, Colorado, and several nieces and nephews. Judy was born on the Renz family farm in East Lansing, Michigan as the oldest of five children, on September 18, 1918 to William J. and Pearl M. Renz. She majored in English and Journalism at Michigan State University, where she met her husband, John (Jack) Sommers Hart. They married and moved to Detroit, Michigan in 1940 and were together until his passing on February 2, 2008. She and Jack lived in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan for many years, and then in Middletown, New Jersey until Jack's retirement. Thereafter, they split their time between Carlsbad, California and Lovells, Michigan at their cabin on Shupac Lake. A devoted wife and mother Judy enjoyed her role of homemaker. She volunteered for several organizations in the Detroit area over the years, including the Southern Oakland Girl Scout Council; Jr. Group Goodwill, and AFS Student Exchange Program. She and Jack were active members of the Lovells Historical Society and Hook and Trigger clubs. She loved doing needlework, knitting, sewing, gardening, playing bridge, golfing, being at the cabin and spending time with her many friends. She will be missed. A private memorial service is being held at La Vida Llena. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lovells Township Historical Society, 8405 Twin Bridge Road, Grayling, MI 49738. French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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HERMAN -- Steven James Herman was born on March 07, 1953 and passed away on May 24, 2010. At this time, no services have been arranged. RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo NE 764-9663
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LUJAN -- Celso Lujan, 70, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away Monday, May 31, 2010. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Vivian Lujan; his daughters, Susan Scarvie and husband, Dave; Christina Wootton and husband, Billy; Priscilla Cascante and husband, Ronald, and Diana Lujan. He is also survived by his sister, Frances Castillo and husband, Bart; grandchildren, Matthew, Douglas and Maria Scarvie; Reuben and Jeremiah Wootton, and Natalia, Mauricio and Orlando Cascante; numerous nieces and nephews, and aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Amado and Agnes Lujan; and brother, Alfonso Lujan. He served in the US Air Force for four years. Celso and Vivian were owners of Lujan Software Services. After retirement, Celso was active at the Shrine of St. Bernadette Catholic Church in the RICA and Renew Life Ministries. Rosary will be recited Friday, June 4, 2010, 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Lomas Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, June 5, 2010, 9:00 a.m. at Shrine of St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 11401 Indian School NE. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Billy Wootton, Dave Scarvie, Reuben Wootton, Jeremiah Wootton, Matthew Scarvie, and Douglas Scarvie. Please visit our online guestbook for Celso at RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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MARTINEZ -- Tonya Sue Martinez lost her couragous battle with cancer on Sunday, May 30, 2010. Tonya was born January 17, 1964 in El Paso, TX. She has been a resident of Abq since 1990. She is survived by her son Jonathan; parents, Tommie Sue and Leonard Martinez; brother Lanny; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and loving friends. A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, June 4, 2010 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Sadies East located at 15 Hotel Circle NE. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her son's name to Tommie Martinez, 6004 Cardigan Ct. NW, Abq, NM 87120.
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MONTOYA -- Jose "Joe" Arsenio Montoya, 69, beloved husband, father, grandpa, friend, and resident of Alameda, went home to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus, Sunday, May 30, 2010. He is survived by his children, Patricia Lotz and husband Jeff, Ray Montoya and wife Nona, and Melissa Arellano and husband Duane; grandchildren, Archie and Echo Montoya, Ryan and Justin Lotz, Nathanael and Isabella Arellano; brother, Miguel Montoya; sisters, Elicia Yunguanzo, Bert Martinez and husband Pete, Norma Maez and husband Pat, Joanna Ulibarri and husband Bob, and Betty Gonzales and husband Ray, and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members. Joe was preceded in death by his loving wife of 44 years, Theresa; and his parents, Jesus and Juanita Montoya. Joe was born in Los Martinitos, NM on April 23, 1941. He proudly served in the United States Army from 1960 to 1964. After his military service Joe had an accomplished career with Yellow Freight for 33 years. Joe is best known for his quick witted humor and ability to befriend everyone he met. Joe's love of horses led to his founding of the American Legion Mounted Patrol. He was an active member of the American Legion Post 69, participated in the Honor Guard, as well as numerous community activities. His love of family, people, horses, and the American flag will continue to inspire and touch our hearts. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, June 3, 2010, at Nativity of The Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 9502 Fourth St NW, 87114. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Nativity of The Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, at 9:00 a.m., on Friday, June 4, 2010. Burial will follow at 1:30 p.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Please visit our online guest book for Joe at RememberTheirStory.com French 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505)897-0300
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PERALTA -- Dulcinea Esquibel Peralta, age 95, a resident of Los Lunas, NM, passed away on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 with her family surrounding her. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Peralta, NM, and enjoyed attending mass at the Immaculate Conception Church in Tome, NM. She was preceded in death be her parents, Leandro and Marillita Esquivel; and husband, Ismael Peralta; sisters, Fermina Lovato and husband, Donato, Rose Baca and husband, Dennis; brother, Emilio Esequivel and wife, Sylvia; and great-grandson, Adam Jacob Peralta. Dulcinea is survived be her loving son, Joe I. Peralta and wife, Anita of Los Lunas, NM; grandchildren, Janice Lucero and husband, Daniel of Las Vegas, NV, Judy Sanchez and husband, Jake of Las Vegas, NV, James J. Peralta and wife, Patricia of Peralta, NM, John Peralta and wife, Gloria of Houston, TX and Angelo Peralta, and wife, Monica of Albuquerque, NM; great-grandchildren, Carlos Lucero and wife, Heather, Cheri Lucero, Jason Sanchez, Jenna Drofycz and husband, Mark, Aaron J. Peralta, Steven Burgin, Gabriel and Desiree Sanchez; and brother, Pat Esquivel and wife, Amelia of Belen, NM. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff of Belen Meadows and Ambercare for their compassion and wonderful care given to their mother and grandmother, Dulcinea Peralta. All services will be held at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Tome, NM, beginning with a viewing on Friday, June 4, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. A final visitation will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. with a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Valencia Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be James J. Peralta, John A. Peralta, Angelo Peralta, Carlos Lucero, Jason Sanchez and Aaron J. Peralta. Honorary Pallbearers will be Steven Burgin, Daniel Lucero and Jake Sanchez. Sign Dulcinea'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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PEREZ -- Eric L. Perez, 59, passed away Monday, May 31, 2010. He was a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, NM, served in the US Air Force and was employed by Walmart as an assistant manager. He was preceded in death by his father, Eric Perez, Sr. He is survived by his wife, Isabel Perez; daughters, Annette, Maria, Vivian, Tina, and Rita; son, Mel; eight granddaughters; eight grandsons; mother, Marcella Perez; brother, Louie Perez; as well as other family and friends who loved and will miss him. Services will be held at Sacred Heart Parish 309 Stover Ave NW off of 4th St. A Rosary will be recited on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 4, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Johnny, Adam, Eric, Joshua, Luis, and Rob. Honorary pallbearers will be Leroy, Richard, Neil, Arthur, and Isaac. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St, NW, 87107. 505-343-8008.
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SANCHEZ -- Bernie Sanchez, 87, passed away peacefully on May 28, 2010. A resident of Albuquerque for the past 13 years, formerly of Velarde, NM, was born March 29, 1923 in Guachupangue, NM to the late Damian Lujan and Senaida Vigil. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose Antonio Sanchez; her paternal grandparents, Esquipula Lujan and Francisca Maestas; maternal grandparents, Cornelio Vigil and Carmel Martinez; father and mother in law, Juan de Dios Sanchez and Marina Madrid; sisters, Ermelinda and husband Adolfo Gasca and Isabel and husband Nick Cordorva; brothers and sisters in law, Jerry Sanchez and wife Lydia, Candelaria and husband Merigildo Rivera, Maximo Sanchez, Aurora and husband Laurencio Martinez. Bernie is survived by a daughter, Corrine and husband Jose Neddy Salazar; grandchildren, Jonathan, Jason; great-grandchildren, Alexandra and Christina Salazar all of Albuquerque; brother, Jose Damian Lujan Jr. and wife Mary of Roy UT; sisters, Clara and husband George Montoya of Velarde, Lupe and husband Eli Martinez of Elko NV, Ramona Salazar of Espanola and Carmen and husband John Martsh of Albuquerque; brother in law, Ruperto Sanchez and wife Pearl of Las Cruces; sisters in law, Fortunata and husband Tony Martinez of Los Luceros and Peggy (Maximo) Sanchez of Albuquerque; very close cousin, Lydia Vigil Romero. A rosary will be recited on June 4, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral mass with Deacon Manny Montoya, a nephew, presiding at Risen Savior Catholic Community, 7701 Wyoming Ave NE. Burial will be at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:00 pm. Please visit our online guestbook for Bernie at www.RememberTheirStory.com French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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SANCHEZ -- Rebecca M. Sanchez, 88, passed from our world to be with the Lord for eternity on Sunday, May 30, 2010. Rebecca is survived by her sons, Ed Sanchez and Michael Sanchez and his wife, Antoinette; Grandchildren, Christopher, Gino, Adrian and Dominic were blessed as they grew into adulthood by her love and caring; eight great-grandchildren, who all brought her tremendous joy and pride. Rebecca's late grandson Eric was surely waiting for her in heaven with open arms as was her late husband, Ernest. Rebecca was born in Dixon, N.M. She married Ernest J. Sanchez of Espanola, N.M. Both worked for Bells Trading Post in Albuquerque (Sunbell) where they were silversmiths by profession. Rebecca was a very giving soul. Over her lifetime, she cared for her ill father and mother, often took friends and family who were unable to drive to doctor's appointments and simply sat beside those who were ill giving them the peace of her presence. She cared for multitudes of children over the years as their parents went off to work. Rebecca is well known for being the inspiration for the popular songs "Los Ojos de mi Madre" and "Madrecita de mi Vida" written by her son, Michael. We will miss her every day but rejoice in her happiness now that she has gone to her eternal home. A rosary will be held Thursday June 3, 2010, 7:00 p.m., at St. Therese Little Flower Church, 300 Mildred Ave. NW. Mass will be held Friday, June 4, 2010, 10:00 a.m., at St. Therese Little Flower Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 1900 Edith NE. Please visit our online guestbook for Rebecca at www.RememberTheirStory.com. French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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SPENCE -- Larry Douglas Spence, 61, went to be with the Lord on Memorial Day, May 31, 2010. Larry died at home from a heart attack. He leaves behind a Mom and Dad, Mavis Jean and Doug Spence; a loving sister, Toni Spence Gaynor and her husband Jim; a niece, Rahanon Elsen and her daughter, Felicia; a nephew Matt Gaynor; and many cousins in California. Larry was a skilled Machinist and recently worked for Emcore, Team, K-Tech and EG&G. He had his own business, Sonshine Machining, for a few years before deciding to work in the Hi-Tech Industry. Since the age of eleven, Larry was a Christian and long time member of Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He has "fought the good fight, finished the race, kept the faith and has now received the crown of righteousness." Friends may visit on Friday, June 4, 2010 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at French Wyoming Chapel. A celebration of Larry's life will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2010, 9:30 a.m. at Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church 8600 Academy Rd NE. Interment will immediately follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery 7999 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Memorial contributions may be made in Larry's name to the Good Samaritan Fund at Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Please visit our online guestbook for Larry at www.RememberTheirStory.com French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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STOCKHOFF -- Sybil T. Stockhoff, 92, passed away on Sunday, May 30, 2010. Born to Ray and Claudia Taylor in 1918, Sybil was raised in west Texas and later met her husband of 66 years, Cliff, in Amarillo. They lived throughout the United States, going wherever Cliff's job assignments took them. Sybil was an active volunteer in every city and was pleased to have served with the Assistance League of Albuquerque for over 20 years. She was also an active member of the Friendly Bible Class at Central United Methodist Church for many years. Sybil is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Cy and Jan, and two grandchildren, Maren and Paul. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cliff, and her daughter, Sue Stockhoff McMahan. A memorial service will be held Friday, June 4, 2010, 11:00 a.m., at Central United Methodist Church, 201 University Blvd. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Assistance League of Albuquerque, 5211 Lomas NE, Albuquerque 87110 or Central United Methodist Church, 201 University Blvd. NE, 87106. Please visit our online guestbook for Sybil at www.RememberTheirStory.com. French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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VIGIL -- David Martin Vigil June 3, 1969 - August 28, 1993 Remembering you every day but Today Especially Love Mom
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