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ACOSTA -- Fermin Acosta a resident of Albuquerque for 47 years, a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grand father and friend went home to be with our Lord on Thursday June 3, 2010. Fermin was born July 7, 1924 in Jimenes, Mexico. Fermin is survived by his loving wife Aurora of 64 years; daughters Olga Delgado and husband Jose Delgado and Elvia Chavez; one sister Socorro Corral; three grandchildren, Jose Delgado Jr., Dalia Delgado-Baca and Leanna Jeantete; seven great-grandchildren Joey, J.J., Jacob, Maya, Zenon, Gaby and Danica, and many nieces and nephews. Fermin was known for his love of music especially mariachi music and baseball. "Era El Sastre De Los Artistas y El Artista De Los Sastres." Fermin will be missed by all who knew him. Visitation will be Sunday June 6, 2010, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Daniels Family Funeral Services, 1100 Coal Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM in the Palm Chapel. A rosary for Mr. Acosta will be recited following the viewing at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday June 7, 2010, 9:00 am at St. Joseph on the Rio Grande Catholic Church, 5901 St. Joseph Drive NW, 87120. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Park. Pallbearers are Jose Delgado Jr., Francisco J. Delgado "Kiko", Joseph Baca, Jesus Delgado, Sergio Padilla, Herminio Padilla and Matt Jeantete. Online condolences may be expressed at www.danielsfuneral.com. Fermin's care has been entrusted to: Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover S.W. Albuquerque, NM 87102 505-243-5222
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BACA -- Carlos Baca passed away Wednesday, June 2, 2010 in Bernalillo. Services are in the care of: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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BRAMMER -- Janet F. Brammer, 78, a resident of Albuquerque since 1957, died on Monday, May 24, 2010. Ms. Brammer graduated high school in Dayton, Ohio. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Albuquerque. Janet was also a member of NARFE - Chapter 88. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, 924 Menaul Blvd. N.E. French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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BRINK -- Martha Lane Root Brink, 94, passed away June 2, 2010 from natural causes in her home. She was born to Francis S. Root and Florence M. Lewis on June 2, 1916 in Fall River, MA and moved to Albuquerque in 1927. Martha is survived by her sons, Walter l. Brink (Debbie) and William Leo "Bo" Wells (Nikke); six grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A viewing will be held Sunday, June 6, 2010, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at French - University location. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 7, 2010, 10:00 a.m., at the LSD Chapel, 8130 Sage Ave. SW, with interment to follow at Fairview Memorial Park, 700 Yale Blvd. SE. Memorial donations can be made to Presbyterian Hospice, 8100 Constitution Place NE, Suite 400, Albuquerque, NM 84110. Please visit our online guestbook for Martha at www.RememberTheirStory.com. French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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CHAVEZ -- Julian Chavez passed away Saturday, June 5, 2010 in Albuquerque. Services are in the care of: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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CHAVEZ -- Rudolfo "Rudy" P. Chavez December 28, 1933 - June 8, 2009 Dad it has been a year since you have been gone but, it seems like a life time. We miss you everyday, every hour, every second! We will never forget that beautiful smile and warm hug, WE LOVE AND MISS YOU!! You're Baby Girls Charla, Lynn, Mom Sistine, and your "Boy" Sammy.
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COLTS -- Robin Carrie Colts, daughter of Alvin Colts and Violet Venator, sister to Deborah, Allan, Randy, and Kelly Colts, mother to Leona, John Samuel Hall Jr., Julie, Shannon, and Samantha Hall, born November 24, 1963 in California, at the age of 46 has passed away. Not only a mother, daughter, and sister a very loving woman and friend to many. Robin Colts, grandmother to Christopher Atcheson, JJ, Anthony, Isabella, Alyssa Andrews, very loved and will be missed forever, kept alive in our hearts and memories. Goodbye Mommy we love you. Arrangements by Salazar & Sons Mortuary, Albuquerque, NM.
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COULTER -- Charles Edward Coulter slipped the surly bonds of earth and touched the face of God on Thursday, June 4, 2010. He left behind many loving family members: Vurlma Coulter, his wife of 55 yearss sons and daughters: Tim and Debbie Walter; Deanna Coulter and Frank Andreone; Danita Coulter, Charles Stearns, and John Hollis; Darrell and Leslie Coulter; and Dennis and Vanessa Coulter; grandchildren: Jessica and Misty Walter, Sarah and Cody Coulter and Krystal and Bryan Cacicia; great-granddaughter: Avery Nicole Walter. He was loved by more people, and more deeply, than he ever knew. He was born on November 7, 1934 in Arkansas City, Kansas. He was a world-class piano tuner for over 50 years and served his Lord as musician and music leader in many churches throughout his life. A celebration of his life will be held at Gethsemane Chapel, 8300 San Pedro N.E., in Albuquerque, NM at 7:00 p.m., on Monday, June 7, 2010. Please visit our online guest book for Charles at RememberTheirStory.com. French 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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CRANDALL -- David Crandall, age 72, a resident of Albuquerque for 40 years passed away on Wednesday, June 2, 2010. He is survived by his niece, Susie Norman; and nephew, Doug Crandall. David was preceded in death by his parents George and Jessie; and his brother, Jim. David was employed by the post office for thirty one years and he was also a long time member of the St. Timothy's Lutheran Church. He enjoyed ARCA activities throughout much of his life, so the family would appreciate any donations be sent to ARCA Foundation, 11300 Lomas NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Please visit our online guestbook for David at: www.RememberTheirStory.com. French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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DARR -- Mary Lou Huyear Darr passed away Thursday, June 3, 2010 at the age of 75. She graduated from St. John's High School in Carrollton, Illinois and attended nursing school in St. Louis, Missouri. She married Ronald Edward Darr in 1958 and they lived stateside and abroad as they were transferred during Ron's years in the United States Air Force. She retired from Premier Distributing Company in 1999. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Mary Ann Huyear; and sister Eileen Huyear Khunline. Surviving Mary Lou is husband Ron; daughter Tracy Darr-Van Reet and husband Ed Van Reet; and two grandchildren. A memorial rosary will be held Thursday, June 10, 2010, 7:00 p.m., at French, Lomas Chapel. A memorial mass will be held Friday, June 11, 2010, 10:00 a.m. also at French Mortuary, Lomas Chapel. Interment will take place at 1:00 p.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook for Mary Lou at RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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DOSSEY -- Sylvia Lee Dossey. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all relatives and friends who were so kind and supportive during this time in their lives; to Pastor Mike Dietz of the First Baptist Church of Alameda; and to those sent floral tributes, cards and food. Your kindness will always be remembered. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com. Sylvia's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Alameda Mortuary 9420 Fourth Street NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 (505) 898-3160
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ELKINS -- Robert Edward Elkins, 65, a well known resident of Albuquerque passed away unexpectedly after a short illness on Tuesday, June 1, 2010. He is survived by his mother, Virginia Gonzales of Albuquerque; his life partner, Linda Champion; and her daughters, Lisa, Teri and Cristi of Albuquerque; sons, Dwane Elkins of Phoenix, AZ and Donald Elkins of Los Lunas; brothers, Kelley Elkins of Las Cruces, NM and Joe Elkins and wife, Gail of Everett, WA; grandchildren, Dwane Jr., Jenna, Justin, Nicholas and Ashley. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Leo Elkins; and son, David Leo Elkins. The family has invited his friends to a memorial visitation to be held in honor of Bob, on Monday, June 7, 2010 from 4 to 7 p.m. at French - University Chapel. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him. Please visit our online guestbook for Bob at www.RememberTheirStory.com. French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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FERGUSON -- Erlinda Ferguson, age 61, of Albuquerque, died on June 3, 2010, after a brief illness. Erlinda was born in Arroyo Seco, NM to Jose Damian and Bessie Ortega, and moved to Albuquerque in 1968 after her marriage to Michael Ferguson. They raised three sons, Craig and wife Katherine, Patrick, and Matthew; She adored her two grandsons, Evan and Daniel; Erlinda is also survived by brother, Jose Damian Ortega and wife Diana of Taos, NM; and sister, Lucille Capra of Denver, CO. She loved children, and built her life around caring for them. Erlinda was an active contributor and member of St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church. A Rosary will be recited on Thursday, June 10, at 6:00 p.m., at French Westside Chapel. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 5712 Paradise Blvd. NW, on Friday, June 11, at 10:00 a.m. with interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, 924 Menaul, NE. Please visit our online guest book for Erlinda at RememberTheirStory.com . French 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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FESTA -- Jacob Ryan "Jake" Festa. January 11, 1989 to June 3, 2009. My beautiful son. It's been a year since you left us and although you would never have believed it we miss you so very much. Not a single day goes by that Josh, Siobhaen and I don't think of you, Ashley and Robert too. We miss your beautiful smile, and all of the crazy funny things you randomly came up with. We miss the sound of your laughter. But most of all we miss your love. We love you so very much.
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FISK -- James David Fisk, 29, a resident of Rio Rancho, NM, passed away Monday, May 31, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Bernadette Fisk; parents, John and Judy Dutil of Bosque Farms, NM; daughters, Brittney Earls and Aedyn Fisk; sons, Devin Earls, Marshall Fisk; sister, Lora Dutil of Bosque Farms, NM; maternal grandmother, Betty Fisk of Elephant Butte, NM. James was a long time member of DeMolay International and R.O.T.C. A Panachida Service will be held at 5:30 p.m., Sunday, June 6, 2010 at Daniels Family Funeral Services, Sara Road Chapel, 4310 Sara Road SE and Meadowlark Lane (inside Vista Verde Memorial Park), Rio Rancho, NM with Kurt Burnette, Celebrant of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Inurnment will take place 2:30 p.m., Monday, June 7, 2010 at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made at any First Community Bank, in the name of John Armijo, benefit for James D. Fisk children. For those who wish, condolences may be sent to the family at www.danielsfuneral.com Arrangements are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Rd. SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124 505-892-9920
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GARCIA -- Gilbert Garcia passed away Saturday, June 5, 2010 in Albuquerque. Services are in the care of: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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GARCIA -- Jose Garcia In loving memory of Jose(Joe)Garcia. Born May 16,1943 - Died May 22,2010. Beloved Son, Brother, Uncle and Cousin We will miss you. Mother:Rebecca Garcia; Brothers and Sisters: Ed and Kathy Garcia, Tom and Wilma Garcia, Rey and Priscilla Garcia, Paul Garcia, Andy and Dora Garcia, Richard and Angela Olivas, John and Rose Garcia, Greg and Irene Bentz and numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins. "The Lord watches over you-the Lord is your shade at your right hand." Psalm 121:5
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GONZALES -- Janice P. Gonzales, 54, went with the Lord on Wednesday, June 2, 2010. She was a longtime resident of Albuquerque, NM born in Gallup, NM on April 29, 1956. She was an avid gardener with an amazing green thumb. She loved spending time with her family. Janice always went out of her way to help someone in need. She will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew her. She is survived by her two daughters, Clara Gonzales and Jessie Montoya and J.C. Valles two grandchildren, Elijah "Pinon" Valles and Alanah "lanita" Valles. She is also survived by her spouse of 21 years, Frank Armijo; and her brother, Eugene Montoya; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Josephita Montoya; and older brother, Jim Montoya; and niece, Annie Montoya. Funeral service will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 5415 Fortuna Rd. NW. Rosary will be Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Mass will be Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. with Interment to follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 1900 Edith NE. Pallbearers will be J.C. Valles, Jared Gutierrez, Joey Montoya, Edward Montoya, Urban Trujillo and Levy Lopez.
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GOULD -- Sol Seymour Gould, Ph.D., was laid to rest on May 24, 2010.Sol graduated from Roosevelt University (B.S., Chicago, IL, 1960), and achieved his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (UNM, 1977).He counseled and healed many using psychotherapy, hypnosis, and biofeedback therapy. He led a full life, rich in adventure and driven by curiosity.An avid fisherman, skilled at chess, and awarded Chinese watercolor artist Sol's smile is greatly missed by his loving family.He is survived by Audrey his loving wife of 59 years; and three children: Richard, M.D. (Michelle), David, Ph.D. (Robin), Aleza, D.D.S. (Larry Myer); and nine grandchildren: Joshua (Michelle van Tijen, fiancee), Daniel, Naomi and Rebekka Gould, Joey, Isaac and Mory Gould, Jordan and Elyanna Myer. Sol was preceded in death by his parents, Josef and Sofie; his brother Sidney; and his beloved daughter Nancy. Those choosing to honor Sol's life are encouraged to make a donation to the American Lung Association or charity of their choice.
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IPIOTIS -- Mark Allen Joseph Ipiotis In Loving Memory of Mark Allen Joseph Ipiotis September 23, 1957 - June 6, 1994 What we shared from the beginning as womb-mates to the very last time I saw you walking around, is an uncommon connection for obvious and many more not so obvious reasons... how very special and precious. How well I know and remain amazed at the sustainability of our twin-ness. Just saying. xo, mair
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JOHNSON -- Lois Arline Johnson, 79, a resident of Albuquerque passed away on Friday, June 4, 2010. Arline was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Andrew J. Johnson (Andy); mother, Delia A. Lewis and husband Richard C.; father, Harry J. Chapman; son, Richard Glen Roberson; and her children's father, David S. Roberson. She is survived by her 2 sons, Russell Roberson and Lisa Wolfe ; Dean R. Roberson and Cindy Smith; stepchildren, Andrew Kent Johnson and wife Barbara; Sandra I. Todd and husband Kenneth; grandchildren, Racheal Roberson, Marcea D. Herbert and husband Martin; Jeremy R. Todd and wife Emily; and sister Mary C. Dunphy, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Arline had previously been employed by a number of prominent attorneys in the Albuquerque area, and was a charter member of the Albuquerque Legal Secretaries Association. She was well loved by her family and friends, and will be greatly missed. Arline requested that no services be held. She will be interred with her beloved husband Andy, at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook for Lois at RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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KESSLER -- Harry Kessler, age 91, a former New Yorker, and an 11-year resident of Albuquerque, passed away Saturday, May 15, 2010. Harry served his country in WWII in the Army Air Corps/Air Force. He is survived by Katherine "Peg", his wife of 66 years; son Steven Kessler and wife Linda; daughter Susan Kopher and husband Richard; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 2:00 p.m., at First Unitarian Church, 3701 Carlisle Blvd. NE. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the UNM Cancer Center 2211 Lomas Boulevard Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87106. French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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LOCKHART -- Dorothy Lee Lockhart, age 82, the beloved mother of Lisa L. Hada and David D. Lockhart, passed away on June 3, 2010 after a short illness. Dorothy was the daughter of Hillis and Irene Phelps and the oldest sister of Ruth Williamson and Betty Hall, who preceded her in death. Dorothy was born in Grantsburg, IL, raised in Harvey IL, and lived most of her adulthood in Chicago, IL where she was a Commercial Artist. She was an active member of the Rogers Park community, and served on many boards including the PTA. Until recently, Dorothy was active in the Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago for many years. She as worked there as an Administrator, was a past President, and was the Historian for the group. In 2005, Dorothy fulfilled a long-time dream and moved to New Mexico. The family expresses its deep appreciation to all of her caregivers. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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MANCE -- Georgia May Mance, 58, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend was called home to her Lord and Savior on May 31, 2010. Mrs. Mance was born on October 25, 1951 to Clarence and Mary Etta (Green) Hopkins, Sr. of DeRidder, LA. She moved from DeRidder, LA in 1969 to Albuquerque, NM in 1969 where she was a member of Mt. Canaan Baptist Church and later united with Grace Temple Baptist Church. She loved to sing and was a proud member of the Mass Choir. Mrs. Mance loved flowers, puzzles and collected lighthouses. Her friends called her their "Trainer" at Curves. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 11 years, Gaylord E. Mance, Sr. of Albuquerque; daughters, Latise Lipscomb of Springfield, MO and Trendolyn Hopkins of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Iesha Tatyana Fluellen, Malique Jamalamon Fluellen, Mykayla Roanne Lipscomb, and Timothy Ryan Lipscomb; siblings, Clarence Hopkins, Jr. of Monroe, LA, Bessie L. Hopkins of Oakland, CA, Willie Henry Hopkins of DeRider, LA, Eula Mae Hopkins of Dallas, TX, and Bobbie Hopkins of Mobile, AL; Aunt Mettie Lee Coker of DeRidder, LA; and several nieces and nephews; and very good friend, Anise Clay. She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Marion Christina Fluellen; and siblings, James Holton, Della Rollins, Shirley Anne Robinson, and Walter Mae Hopkins. Private services were held at Grace Temple Baptist Church. Online condolences can be submitted at www.danielsfuneral.com. Services have been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 1100 Coal Ave SE Albuquerque, NM 87106 505-842-8800
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MANCHESTER -- B. Preston Manchester, age 76, a resident of Albuquerque passed away on Wednesday, June 2, 2010. He is survived by his children, David, and wife, Cindy, Bruce, Wayne, Lora, and husband, Michael; and four grandchildren, Nichole, Ryan, Madison and Cameron. He was preceded in death by his parents Arnold and Ester; his brother, Mason; and sister, Lois. Preston was born in East Providence, RI and after joining the Air Force he became a lifelong resident of Albuquerque. He served as a pilot in the Air Force and was a Korean veteran. He had a passion for flying planes, racing boats, driving fast cars and riding motorcycles. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 2:00 p.m., at 609 Encino Terrace NE, where he called home with many friends and close friend, Ramona Garcia. Please visit our online guestbook for Preston at www.RememberTheirStory.com. French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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MULRYAN -- Carol Mulryan, a resident of Albuquerque since 1966, died June 4, 2010. Carol was born in Axtell, KS in 1935 to Herman and Mary Kuckelman. She is survived by four children, Steven Mulryan and wife Tracy, David Mulryan, Janet Horowitz and husband Jerry, and Gary Mulryan and wife Mary; She is also survived by seven grandchildren. Carol was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Mulryan who died in 2002. A rosary will be recited Monday, June 7, at 7:00 p.m. at French Wyoming Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. A funeral mass will be celebrated Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. at Our Lady of The Annunciation Catholic Church, 2621 Vermont NE at Claremont, with interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Don and Carol Mulryan Endowed Presidential Scholarship, c/o The University of New Mexico Foundation, 700 Lomas Blvd. NE, Suite 101, Albuquerque, NM 87102.
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NAKASHIMA -- John S. Nakashima, 86, died Saturday May 29, 2010. He is survived by his daughters, Laura Nakashima and Shelli Simpson and husband David; granddaughters, Shannon and Michelle; and numerous other family members. Interment will be held in Colorado. A memorial celebration of John's life will be held at the home of David and Shelli Simpsom on June 15, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in John's name to the Special Olympics of New Mexico, 6600 Palomas NE, Suite 207, Albuquerque, N.M. 87109. Please visit our online guestbook for John at RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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NORMANDIN -- Lillian M. Normandin, 82, born February 29, 1928, passed away on Thursday, June 3, 2010. Lillian was a devout Catholic. She loved her family and the many friends that loved her dearly. She regularly attended water aerobics three days a week and met with her girlfriends for lunch afterward. Lillian was a longtime Sales Associate of the Broadway Department Store and Sanger Harris Department Store, both were in Albuquerque. She loved dogs, especially golden retrievers. She raised and trained many of them. Lillian was preceded in death by her husband, George E. Normandin in 1990. She is survived by daughters, Deborah Kogut of New Jersey, granddaughters, Bernadette Kogut of Florida and Jessica Kogut of New Jersey, their father, Jim Kogut of New Jersey; Diane Normandin-Scott and husband, Bradley K. Scott of Albuquerque; son, David Normandin of Albuquerque; sister, Marge Tworek of New York; and brothers, Frank Printsky and wife, Fran of New York and Louie Printsky and wife, Jane of New York. Per Lillian's request there will not be a funeral service. A private interment will take place at the Santa Fe National Cemetery where she will be beside her husband, George. The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at the Heart Hospital of New Mexico and Vista Care Hospice Center for the excellent care they provided for Lillian. In lieu of flowers, you may make donations in Lillian's name to the Animal Humane Association of New Mexico, 615 Virginia St. SE, 87108 or Vista Care Foundation, 5639 Jefferson St. NE, 87109 or visit www.OVHF.org. Please visit our online guestbook for Lillian at www.RememberTheirStory.com. French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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OLAYER -- - Dorothea H. Olayer, 74, passed away on June 3, 2010. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at: www.danielsfuneral.com. Dorothea's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 2400 Southern Blvd SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124 (505) 891-9192
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PADILLA -- Benjamin Marquez Padilla First SGT US Army Retired, 81, passed away on June 3, 2010 at his west side residence. Mr. Padilla was a lifelong resident born in Mesilla, NM on March 6, 1929 to Ysidro Chavarria and Louisa Marquez Padilla, the 10th of 13 children, five passing away at infancy and childhood. "Benjie", "Ben" graduated from Las Cruces Union High School. He and four brothers served in the military. Ben was recruited at the age of 20 into the National Guard and later enlisted into the regular Army in 1951. He fought and served in the Korean War where he was awarded the Bronze Star, Combat Infantryman Badge, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Marksman (Carbine) Expert (Rifle), Total of eight Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal with Oakleaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. He retired in 1975 after 27 years of service to his country from Fort Bliss, Texas. During his service he met his lovely wife Anita Cano and raised two sons, Raymond and David. He served tours in Japan, Okinawa and Korea after the war. After retirement, Ben continued his education at NMSU - Dona Ana Branch where he attained an associate degree in Water/Waste water System Technology. He was a Level IV Operator at the town of Silver City Waste water Plant where he retired after eight years. He also worked for three years for the town of Anthony, NM at their waste water plant until health problems prevented further service he was a member of VFW. He loved his guns, hunting, woodworking and being a grandfather. He was preceded in death by his eldest sister Sofia; brother Samuel II; his mother Louisa; father Ysidro; brothers, Valvino, Gilberto, Eduardo, Salvador; sister Aurora; and nephew Danny Padilla. He is survived by his lovely wife Anita Cano Padilla; one sister Lydia Beardsley of Madison, IN; his sons, Raymond Padilla and wife Mickie of Las Cruces, David Cano Padilla and wife Jerrie of Albuquerque; seven grandchildren, Michael Paul, Desirea, PVT2 Alexandra US Army, Diego, Isabelle, Mateo and Alejandro Padilla; one great-grandchild, Amara Alicia Padilla; and many nieces and nephews. Ben will lie in state from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. with a rosary to follow at La Paz - Graham's Funeral Home Chapel at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8, 2010. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at 10:00 AM at St. Genevieve's Catholic Church with interment to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery with full Military Honors. Special thanks to daughter in law Mickie and the Corral Family also to the Cano and Padilla families and to Michael Cano MST SGT-US Army Band for playing taps at Ben's request and thanks to Doa Ana Home Health Care and Mesilla Valley Hospice staff. Pallbearers will be Larry Padilla, Michael Cano, Michael Paul Padilla, PVT2 Alexandra Padilla, Johnny Alvarez and Ralph Padilla; Honorary Pallbearers - J.J. Padilla, Paul Padilla, Rudy Padilla, Frank Colella and Alfred Cano, Jr. Service arrangement have been entrusted to La Paz - Graham's Funeral Home, 555 W. Amador, 526-6891. To send the Padilla family condolences log on to www.lapaz-grahams.com.
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PADILLA -- JOE MEL PADILLA February 11, 1944 - June 6, 1983 In Loving Memory
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PRALL -- Rhoda Rudd Prall, 74, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, died of pneumonia and heart failure at Lovelace Women's Hospital on Sunday, May 30th, 2010. Rhoda was born August 26, 1935, in Larned, Kansas to Gerald and Olive Montgomery Rudd of Belpre Kansas. She spent her youth in Belpre with her Coppoc and Donavan cousins; graduated from Belpre High School in 1953; and earned her B.A. degree from Ottawa University in 1957. On June 8, 1956, at the Belpre Baptist Church, Rhoda and college classmate Richard D. Prall of Newton, Iowa were married. In 1958 Rhoda and Richard moved to Albuquerque to attend graduate school at the University of New Mexico. Before her retirement in 1990, Rhoda taught English at West Mesa High School for 24 years. Her life was centered around family, the extensive study of her family's ancestry, reading, gardening, camping, backpacking and travel. Rhoda served a term as Regent of the Lew Wallace Chapter of the D.A.R. She was preceded in death by her parents; infant son David Zane Prall; and sister Rothalea Rudd Miller. Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Richard D. Prall; son Kirk D. (Tanya) Prall of Boise, Idaho; daughter Kim (Jim) McCoy of Tijeras, New Mexico; grandsons Jondelle (Andrea) Romero of Westmont, N.J.; Sean (Rickie) Prall of Bloomington, Indiana; Zane Prall of Boise; great-grandson Maximo Romero; great-granddaughter Ria Romero; sister Gerry (Frank) Victor of Leawood, Kansas; brother Pat Rudd of Phoenix, Arizona; brothers -in-law Keith (Linette) Miller of Parker, Colorado and Daniel E. Prall of Santa Fe, New Mexico Graveside services will be held in Belpre Kansas on June 12, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. by Beckwith Mortuary of Larned, Kansas. In lieu of flowers and because of her great interest in education, please send donations in Rhoda's name to the Prall Memorial Scholarship Fund, Ottawa University, 1001 S. Cedar, Ottowa, Kansas, 66067 Please visit our online guestbook for Rhoda at RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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PROVONZIE -- Sue Provonzie, 76, of Albuquerque, New Mexico passed away in her home on May 27, 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the daughter of Alma and Cecil Bryan Doss Sr., born January 15, 1934 in Clarksville, Texas. She graduated from Clarksville High School, obtained an associate degree from Paris Jr. College, received a bachelor's degree in elementary education from North Texas State University, earned a master's degree in guidance and counseling from Oregon State University, and completed post graduate study at the University of New Mexico specializing in education / school administration. Contributing 43 years to education, she served as a teacher, counselor, consultant, and administrator. She was a principal in the Albuquerque Public School system the last 27 years of her career before retiring in 1998. She was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority and of numerous educational and professional organizations. She married Joseph Provonzie on November 25, 1967, and they were married for over 42 years. She was a loving person who enriched the lives of all those around her. Her genuineness, elegance, generosity, and love for her family all made her a very special person. She had a beautiful spirit, a wonderful sense of humor, and was a true Southern lady. She was a gifted vocalist, artist, and educator. She loved traveling with her sister, going on special outings with her husband, reading a good book, going to lunch and shopping with friends, and living life to the fullest. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alma and Cecil Bryan Doss Sr. and her brother, Cecil Bryan Doss Jr. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Provonzie of Albuquerque; her sister Jean Somoza of Paris, Texas; her sister-in-law Carolyn Doss of Waco, Texas; one nephew David Somoza of Paris, Texas; three nieces, Julie Janes and husband Mac, and daughter Caroline of Paris, Texas, Suzanne Sheffield and husband Sam, and sons Bryan and Steven of Spring, Texas, Shelly Doss and Joel and Hunter Long of Galveston, Texas; and her lifelong friend Janelle Bender Reed of Los Lunas, New Mexico. She was truly an extraordinary person who will be greatly missed by all her friends and family. Special thanks to Dr. Francisco Ampuero for his compassionate care. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at French~Wyoming Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages celebrating her life with donations to establish a memorial scholarship fund. Memorial contributions may be made in Sue's name to Albuquerque Public Schools Educational Foundation, 6400 Uptown Boulevard NE, Suite 420 West, Albuquerque, NM 87125. Please visit our online guestbook for Sue at www.RememberTheirStory.com . French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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RHEA -- Glen Rhea, age 76, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, passed away peacefully at his home, while surrounded by his loving family, Monday, May 31, 2010. He was born in Stamford, TX and was a resident of Albuquerque, NM. He was Veteran of the United States Army, who served his country during Korean Conflict. Glen enjoyed playing his guitar and was a member of the Fiddlers Association of New Mexico; he also enjoyed camping, fishing, and hunting. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Lee Rhea. Glen is survived by his loving wife, Novella King Rhea; his children, Gayle Rhea, Ronnie Rhea and wife Robin, Bret Rhea and wife Lori, and Glenda Rhea; his precious grandchildren, Charles, Sean and Donna Rhea, Ashley and Stephanie Grega, Michael and Mark Ross; great-grandchildren, Michael Grega and Maddox Ross; his sister Faye R. Young; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Glen will be greatly missed by all. A Memorial Service will be conducted Monday, June 7, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. a the Sheppard of The Valley Presbyterian Church, 2801 Montano Rd., NW, with The Reverend Tom Hart officiating. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com. Glen's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Alameda Mortuary 9420 Fourth Street NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 (505) 898-3160
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ROMERO -- ADELINO-- The family of Adelino Romero would like to thank all of their relatives and friends for their kind expressions of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement; to Father Gerry Steinmetz, presider of the Funeral Mass; to Mrs. Abie Roybal for reciting the Rosary; to Vista Care Hospice for their kindness and care; to the pallbearers, Arthur R. Ulibarri, Adelino Nieto Jr., Gauge Ware, Emilio Manriquez, Eddie Garcia, and Marvin Alderete; and to the honorary pallbearers, Norman Roybal, Juan Dominguez, and Eddie Garcia Jr., Thank you. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW
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RUBIN -- David Rubin. The family of David Rubin thanks their many friends and relatives whose sympathy and thoughtfulness will always be remembered and deeply appreciated. RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERUQE 225 San Mateo NE 764-9663
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SEGURA -- Margaret T. Segura Gramma, it's been 3 years today that you left us to join your beloved Willie in Heaven. We miss your voice and the messages you left us saying "gramma Margaret, gramma Margaret" to let us know you were thinking of us. We miss you saying, "ba" during conversations and making us laugh. We miss seeing your lovely hands crocheting or how you reached out to touch our faces. We miss your love, your beauty, your inspiration, your witt and your strength. You are forever in our hearts and your memory will never fade. We love and miss you dearly, Eve, Andrea, and Analicia.
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SMITH -- Marilyn Sue Burton Smith. Oct. 23,1953 - June 1,2010, age 56, Left this earth to to join her husband Richard Earl Smith for "Time and all Eternity". She is survived by their children Brandie-Paul, Zackery-Jennifer, Zebulun-Lisa and Ezekiel; her grandchildren, Seth-Amy, Aubrie, Pearl, Drew, Raeven, Mercedes, Zade, Zane; and two great-granddaughters on the way. Her mother Dorothy Burton; her sisters, Janice- Bobby Winton, Doris-Greg Zwoyer, Vicki-Kenny Delapp; her husbands family, Charlotte-Robert Miller, Barbara-Ray Ortiz, Vernon Smith, Alice-Jerry Sisineros, Peter Smith, Kenny-Candy Smith. She had numerous pets that she left behind that will miss her. Mom never met a person or animal she did not love or loved her. Watch over us Gumpa and Guma, "Till We Meet Again". Services will be Tuesday, June 8, 2010 10:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 8130 Sage Rd.SW
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STIDSTONE -- Robert G. Stidstone, 82, passed away, Tuesday, June 1, 2010 in Albuquerque, NM. Robert was born on November 20, 1927, to Wilfred L. and Marion (Popp) Stidstone in Boston, MA. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Patricia A. (Addoms) Stidstone of Socorro; his children, Robert Stidstone Jr. of RI; Matthew Stidstone and wife Debbie of MA, Patricia Uher and husband, Bill of Albuquerque, NM and Thomas A. Stidstone and wife Sadie of Socorro, NM; three grandchildren, Ashley, Kirsten and Samantha; and three great-grandchildren, Jayen, Julianne and Jaelynn. Robert was preceded in death by his sisters, Barbara Crowner and Beverly Tilden; and brother, Wilfred Stidstone. He was a resident of Socorro for over 30 years. Robert was a proud Veteran of WWII, serving with the Merchant Marines. He retired from NRAO after 20 years. A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Daniels Family Funeral Services in Socorro. For those that wish to make memorial contributions may do so at New Mexico Boys and Girls Ranches, 6209 Hendrix Road, NE, 2nd floor, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Those who wish to send condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com. Services have been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 309 Garfield Socorro, NM 87801 (575) 835-1530
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TRUJILLO -- Martha O. Trujillo Memories of you! The Angels led you safely home, but you left somethings behide, treasured gifts beyound compare, those of a special kind. You left behind your gift of love, you gave so faithfully. You left behind the ones you loved, many cherished memories- From early dawn to setting sun, each day our whole life through- Ours hearts will hold a special place, for memories of you. We love and miss you always. Brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.
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TRUJILLO -- Martha O. Trujillo ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY A gentle wind blew across the land reaching out to take a hand. For on the winds the Angels came, calling out a mother's name. Left behind the children's tears loving memories of the years. Of joy and love, a lift well spent and now to God a mother's sent. On angels wings, a heavenly flight, The journey home towards the light. To those who weep, a life is gone but in Gods love, 'tis but the dawn. We love you and miss you. Mom, grandma, and great-grandma.
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TURPIN -- Ralph Turpin Jr. was born on September 14, 1955 and passed away on June 3, 2010. A service will be held in his memory at Riverside Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. The family would like to thank their many friends and relatives whose sympathy and thoughtfulness will always be remembered and deeply appreciated. Arrangements in care of RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo Blvd NE 764-9663
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WAYMAN -- Irene T. Wayman, 85, a resident of Rio Rancho, NM, passed away Thursday, June 3, 2010. Irene is survived by her two daughters, Frances McDonough and husband Joe of Rio Rancho, NM, Carolyn Thomas and husband Max of Artesia, NM; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sisters, Viola Hembree and husband Bob of Grand Prairie, TX, Alice McCauly of Casa Grande, AZ, Jean Holiday of Las Vegas, NV. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis and her parents. Visitation will be held 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, Monday, June 7, 2010 at Daniels Family Funeral Services, Sara Road Chapel, 4310 Sara Road SE and Meadowlark Lane (inside Vista Verde Memorial Park). Funeral Services will be held 11:00 am, Tuesday, June 8, 2010, Daniels Family Funeral Services, Sara Road Chapel. Entombment will follow services at Vista Verde Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to The Roadrunner Food Bank, 5840 Office Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109, 505-247-2052. For those who wish, condolences may be sent to the family at www.danielsfuneral.com Arrangements are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Rd. SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124 505-892-9920
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WHITE -- Michael White - On June 4, 2010 Albuquerque lost one of "its angels" (Albuquerque Journal 12/25/2009). He was born on January 24, 1915. His parents, Pete and Adeline McCord White; and nine brothers and sisters; and his wife, Hazel preceded him in death. His son, Mickey White, and wife, Nancy Lefler of Temple Texas; and daughter, Nancy Clark; and friend, Nancy Dhooge, of Corrales, New Mexico, survive him; He is also survived by four grandchildren, (Michael and Christopher Clark, Andy White and Ann Maire [White] Hanna); and two great-grandchildren (Miles and Rowen Clark). Mike White was born in a time when horses were the main mode of transportation and his life ended when flight to the emerging space station was the norm. In his youth, he was a Golden Gloves Champion and an Eagle Scout. He got his bachelor's degree in three years and got his first teaching job before he was 21. After teaching for a year, he was named principal. It was there that he met Hazel, his wife of over 50 years. They formed a partnership that was a model to all who knew them. They decided in the 40ies that Wisconsin was just too cold and damp so they moved to New Mexico where he and Hazel lived out the rest of their lives. Mike started as a middle school teacher with Albuquerque Public Schools, became a principal, and then was director of curriculum and personnel director before he retired over 35 years ago for APS. His stand was always "the students come first, no matter what." Students from his first teaching assignment still visited. While he was at APS, his favorite summer activity was being a Park Naturalist at Grand Canyon. He and his family spent many wonderful summers there. He also developed a set of Grand Canyon Slides from those times. Well into his 90ies, he continued to share these slide shows with seniors and others. After retiring, Mike continued his love of sharing his knowledge by volunteering at Jemez campgrounds. He gave campfire talks using the slides from the Grand Canyon Days as well as new sets he developed from his travels in his RV. These sets were also shared. Woodworking also kept him busy. Almost every day he was in his shop building something. Turned bowls, candlestick holders, kid's furniture, crosses, animals-anything in wood that he saw or patterns people brought him were fair game. He was always up for the challenge. If you visited, you always walked away with something made from wood. Much of it was donated to various causes and people. He just enjoyed making things! He was known as a good and true friend to many, ages 10 to 90. Folks loved him. If you talked to him about something, he remembered it and kept track of how it came out. He knew the right questions to ask and the right comments to make. He was kind and gentle and caring. He was considered "neighbor extraordinaire". You needed your gate fixed, your mail picked up, whatever-he was your man. He had 95 good years; more than most of us can even hope. We miss him, his multitude of friends and family miss him. The world will miss him. The world has lost a first class person and 'an angel on earth'. A celebration of his life will be held on Monday, June 7, 2010, 5:00 p.m. at the White House. Because Mike gave freely of his time and artwork to many and all, in lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice or Hospice De La Luz, 3812 Academy Parkway North NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. Please visit our online guestbook for Mike at www.RememberTheirStory.com. French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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