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ADKINS -- Claudia Carmenella "Tommie" Palumbo Adkins, 84, died at her home in Albuquerque on Wednesday, September 8, 2010. The daughter of master stone mason Giovanno "John" Palumbo and Della Howard Palumbo, "Tommie" was born May 13, 1926, in Whitesburg, KY, the heart of Appalachia. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, CWO4 Ralph L. Adkins, Sr. USN; and her siblings, John Palumbo, Jr., Mae Palumbo Cox, Guy Palumbo, and Ralph Palumbo. "Tommie" is survived by her children, Judy Adkins Hill and Ralph L. Adkins, Jr, and their spouses Lawrence Hill and Connie Milhollin Adkins, and by her brother William "Bill" Palumbo of Martin, KY; She was a loving "Granny" to her grandchildren, Dylan and Lindy Newlander, Sarah and "Ruckus" Brucker, Rachel Adkins and Kurt Kasinoff, Jessicah Adkins and Adam Hevey, Thomas Boaz Adkins, and Hannah Adkins; and to her great-grandchildren, Jacob, Jordan, and Ben Newlander, and Lillian Brucker. Of indomitable spirit and will, and a true friend to animals, "Tommie" made a life wish come true in 1955 when she ascended Mt. Fuji as a Navy wife in post-war Japan. She will be remembered with love by all who knew her and were charmed by her engaging personality. Memorial Services will be held Sunday, September 12, 2010, 2:00 p.m. at French - University Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Humane Association of New Mexico, 615 Virginia St. SE, 87108. Please visit our online guestbook for Claudia at: www.RememberTheirStory.com. French 1111 University Blvd. NE. (505) 843-6333
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ANDRADE -- Julia Elizabeth Gutierrez Andrade was born in Albuquerque on December 13, 1919. She graduated from Albuquerque High School in 1937, and attended the University of New Mexico where she graduated in 1941. During World War II she worked at the Foreign Broadcast Information Service as a translator of Spanish and Portuguese language broadcasts. She met Americo (Mike) Andrade at the FBIS where he also worked as a translator. They married on February 22, 1944, in Washington, D.C., where she was given away by Senator Dennis Chavez, New Mexico's senior senator. She returned to Albuquerque after Mike was posted overseas and began a long term career as a Spanish teacher in the Albuquerque Public Schools, starting at Washington Junior High. She later taught at Albuquerque High School, then moved to Valley High School when it opened. Later years saw her teaching at Monzano and Del Norte high schools. She taught for more than forty years. Julia died at home Saturday, September 4, 2010 at the age of 90. She is survived by two brothers, her two sons, and four grandchildren. Viewing will be Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 9:30 at followed by Mass at Our Lady of Fatima Church. Burial is Monday, September 14, 2010 at the National Cemetary in Santa Fe at 10:30.
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BENTZ -- Leon P. "Bubby" Bentz passed away unexpectedly on September 6, 2010 in Prescott Valley, Arizona. He was preceded in death by his wife of almost 50 years, Marilyn. He is survived by his five children, Athena and husband Mike Trujillo of Clayton, NM, son Gregory and wife Irene, daughter Holli and husband Billy Robinson, son Edward and wife Ava, all of Albuquerque and daughter Stacey and husband Brian of Gilbert, AZ; Leon was the grandfather of ten and great-grandfather of three; He is also survived by his sister Jacqueline and her husband Richard Bird of Marcus, IA and their nine children and extended family. Leon retired after 25 years of service in the USAF and numerous years at the VA Hospital. A memorial mass is scheduled at Our Lady of the Annunciation Church at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 15, 2010. Interment will follow at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe at 1:00 p.m.
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BIFFLE -- Jerry Biffle, age 61, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2010. Jerry is survived by his mother, Marie Biffle; daughter, Krista Biffle; and his beloved dog Marty. Jerry will be dearly missed by all that knew him. French 1111 University Blvd. NE. (505) 843-6333
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BOCK -- Tracy Lane. The family of Tracy Lane Bock thanks their many friends and relatives whose sympathy and thoughtfulness will always be remembered and deeply appreciated. RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo NE 764-9663
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BUDENSKI -- Anita Budenski died at a young age of 58 at home after 11 months diagnosed from lung cancer. Anita and Steve married on May 10, 1984 at the Chapel on Fort Ord. She medically retired in February 2010 from Raymond G. Murphy Veterans Hospital in Albuquerque. Anita's life of sharing was bountiful to her husband and others. Her crafts to name a few: making rosaries for missions and went to metal rosaries for friends, water coloring, love of quilting that turned her husband Steve into doing it too, she made coasters out of quit cloth as gifts too. Crocheting squares to exchange online with crocheting hats, crocheting book markers. Her abilities of her hands were gifts from God of which she shared with many. God's gift is doing readings and the Eurachist Ministry at weekday Masses each month at Immaculate Conception Church. Anita is survived by husband Steve; brother Alvin and Rudy Bass and Mattie Campbell of Nashville, TN. Richard Bass (deceased) along with mother and father which she so so loved. A rosary will be held at our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Church on Fortuna Rd. NW on September 14, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. The funeral will be September 18, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 619 Copper Ave NW with a burial ceremonial on September 20, 2010 at 2:00 p.m., at Santa Fe Memorial Veteran Cemetery.
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GARCIA -- Candelaria Pablina Garcia, age 93, beloved mother, grandmother, and aunt, was called to her heavenly home by the Lord, Wednesday, September 8, 2010, while surrounded by her loving family. She was a life long resident of Corrales, NM, where she was a member of San Ysidro Church. Candelaria was a very kind and loving women, who raised and fostered many children as her own. She will be fondly remembered as a great cook and famous for her jams and jellies she canned. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesus and Margarita Gutierrez; her husband, Horacio "Benny" Garcia; and a son, Diego Garcia. Candelaria is survived by her loving children, Margarita Sexson, Pat Rivera, Tommy DuPree, and Priscilla Sanchez; her precious grandchildren, Ben Sexson and friend Anjelica Leal, Ana Rodriguez and Marcos, Kevin Garcia and Victoria, Dannette Garcia and Emilio; great-grandchildren, Benjamin R. Sexson and Nicholas Rodriguez, Natalie and Virjilio Gutierrez, Brandice Garcia, Daniel, Mar-y-sol, and MiCielo Johnson; great-great-grandchild, Nikias; nieces, Ramona Holdeman, Margie and Joe Lucero, Jr., Mary and Roger Sanchez; numerous great-nieces, nephews, extended relatives and friends. Candelaria will be greatly missed by her family and by those whose hearts she touched. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at San Ysidro Church, in Corrales, NM. Interment will follow at the San Ysidro Cemetery. Casket Bearers will be Ben Sexson, Pat Rivera, Tommy DuPree, Kevin Garcia, Frank Gonzales and Roger Kranz; Honorary Bearers will be Daniel Johnson, Marcos Gutierrez, Marcos Rodriguez, Benjamin Miramon, Manuelito Ruiz, Bobby Marquez, and Virjilio Gutierrez. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com. Candelaria'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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GONZALES -- Gloria J. Gonzales, 62, passed away September 10, 2010. Those who wish to express condolences may do so at: www.danielsfuneral.com Gloria's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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JACKSON -- Tracy (Scott) Jackson passed away unexpectedly and peacefully at her home on Sunday, September 5, 2010. She was a miracle when she came into this world on July 30, 1980. She was six weeks early and weighed only four lbs 11oz. She began her life as a fighter and carried that attitude through her journey. She graduated from Santa Fe High School in 1998 with honors as a Royal Blue and top 50 of her class. She attended NMSU and received a Nursing degree from Santa Fe Community College. She was a Registered Nurse working at the VA Medical Center. She was always the first person to help people in any way. She always put other people before herself. She loved many things like making wedding cakes, weekends at the lake, being outdoors, and she had become an avid huntress. She was so graceful on a water ski, but a true klutz on land. Her greatest joy came from her "bubba love" Daniel Ray Jackson who was also a miracle when she delivered him to us on February 12th of this year. She relayed that he had taught her what it truly meant to love. She taught all of those whom she touched how to love, even more because she made us all better for knowing her. She was married to Matt in April of 2008. The love they shared was truly special and their time together however short was a blessing for him. She will be sorely missed; the world is a lesser place without her. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Donald Scott, Joy Neie and Oliver Neie. She is survived by her husband, Matthew Jackson; son, Daniel Ray Jackson; parents, Michael and Gail Scott; brother, Curtis Scott; nephews, Riley Scott and Dustin Scott; grandmother, Betty Jo Scott; mother-in-law, Clara Jackson; aunts, uncles, cousins, and a multitude of friends that are also considered immediate family. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, September 11, 2010, New Life City church, 4830 Pan American Freeway NE, Albuquerque, NM, 505-323-3900. A Celebration of her life will continue at the Scott family's home following the service. In lieu of flowers there will be a scholarship fund established at Bank of America for Daniel. Those who wish to express condolences may do so at: www.danielsfuneral.com. Arrangements are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Road SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124 505-892-9920
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MACIAS -- Sela N. Macias, 100 years old, a resident of Albuquerque, NM., passed away September 5, 2010 she is survived by two daughters, Ruth Anderson and husband Warner, Edna Garcia and husband Ted; one son, Jesse Macias and wife Juanita; two adoptive sons, Tom Dobson and Roberto Vasquez. Preceeded in death by her husband Isaac; and four sons, Gilbert, Russell, Benjamin and Aaron; seven generations of grandchildren, Celina White and husband Bronson, Jessica Asher, Rachel Gutierrez, Jeremy and Jaden Steadman. A visitation to took place on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at Salazar and Sons Mortuary and on Thursday September 9, 2010 a Graveside Memorial Service took place at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. The family of Sela Macias would like to thank and extend their gratitude to all their family and friends who knew and loved Sela Macias. Services were in the care of: Salazar and Sons Mortuary 400 Third Street, S.W. 505-247-4124
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NORWOOD -- W. B. (Dub) Norwood, age 83, passed away September 4, 2010, after a very long illness. He was born October 19, 1926, in Jacksonville, TX, and spent much of his youth in Friona, TX. He entered the Army in 1945 and was ready as a Mule Packer for the Artillery, but the war ended while he was en route to Japan. He was chosen as part of General Mark Clark's forces for the occupation of Vienna. After the war, he graduated from UNM with a degree in Accounting, and prior to graduation, was hired by Sandia Labs, from where he retired 38 years later. Also at UNM, he met the love of his life, Joyce Julian, to whom he was married 62 years. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jeanette Baca. Dub is survived by his wife, Joyce; sisters, Lois Norwood of Friona, TX and Jerry Belle Blaylock and her husband LeRoy of Odessa, TX; brother Jimmy Norwood and his wife Nancy of Friona, TX; four children, Joylinda and her husband Tim Cowan of Enumclaw, WA; Jacqueline Norwood of Albuquerque, Jill Fanning and her husband Jeff of San Diego, CA, son John R. Norwood and his wife Kathy of Albuquerque and son-in-law Gilbert F. Baca of McIntosh, NM; six grandchildren; Jamie and Jessie Fanning, Jodie and Charlie Cowan, Jasper Hammond and Jenevieve Tomlinson; and six great-grandchildren; as well as a host of other friends and relatives. A Memorial Service will be held, Saturday, September 11, 2010, 1:00 p.m. at Asbury Methodist Church, 10000 Candelaria NE. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory are requested to The Asbury Cafe, in care of Asbury Methodist Church. Please visit our online guestbook for Dub at RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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RAINEY -- Dianne R. Rainey, 64, passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2010. Dianne was a devoted wife and loving mother. She was preceded in death by her father, Carlton Schmidt; mother, Erma Schmidt; and son, Ron Rainey. Dianne is survived by her husband, Revel; daughters, Donna Lane, Rebecca Ghostley and Shiela Shutco; and brother, Carl Schmidt. Service will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2010, 2:00 p.m. at Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum inside Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM. French 1111 University Blvd. NE. (505) 843-6333
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RAVER -- Andrea Lynn Frederick Raver. A Celebration of Life will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday September 12, 2010 at Our Lady of Fatima School Gymnasium, 4020 Lomas NE. Please visit Andrea's online guest book at: Reflectionoflife.com. REFLECTIONS Funerals & Life Celebrations 2400 Washington St. NE Albuquerque, NM 87110 884-5777
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ROMO -- Josephine Romo passed away September 7, 2010. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated today, Saturday September 11, 2010 at 10:30 a.m., at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 619 Copper Ave. NW, with interment to follow Mass at Mount Calvary Cemetery.Please share your condolences, sympathies and memories with the family at: www.danielsfuneral.com Josephine's care has been entrusted to: Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover S.W. Albuquerque, NM 87102 505-243-5222
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SANDOVAL -- Edward Sandoval, 76, resident of Albuquerque, born September 3, 1934 in Raton, NM passed away September 8, 2010. He is survived by his daughters, Erma Haines and husband Dwain and Elaine Sandoval Rico; grandchildren, Benjamin Haines and wife Lisa, Kelsey Rico, Marc Rico, and David Haines; brothers, Art Sandoval and wife Gloria, Alfred Sandoval and wife Lita, Tom Sandoval and wife Margaret, and Phillip Sandoval; sisters, Teresa Baca and husband Mike and Delores Deck and husband Bill along with extended family members. Ed was a quiet man who loved his daughters and always put his family first. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. at French ~ Lomas Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd NE on Saturday, September 11, 2010. A private family interment will take place in Raton, NM. Please visit our online guestbook for Ed at www.RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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SEPULVEDA -- Zulma Sepulveda Five years ago, we lost the best wife, daughter, mother, sister, cousin, and friend anyone could ask for. Not a day goes by that we do not miss you. Thank you for everything you brought to our lives. You will always live on in our thoughts, memories, and hearts.
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SIDER -- Helen Sider, a resident of Albuquerque since 1993, passed away on Tuesday, September 7, 2010, after a long illness. She is survived by her loving husband, Norman. Helen was a life-time member of Hadassah and a patron member of The Jewish War Veterans. Both she and Norman were Treasurers of the Jewish Community Friendship Club for 13 years. Helen was a member of the Bear Canyon Senior Center, where she loved to play Shanghai Rummy. She also loved to play the penny slot machines at the casino. Cremation has taken place. No services will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Helen's name to Congregation B'nai Israel, 4401 Indian School Road NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. French 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505)897-0300
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SILVA -- Lena Silva, 86, of Albuquerque NM, passed away on September 6, 2010. She was preceded in death by husband Abenicio Silva; five brothers; one sister; and one grandson. Survived by sister Frances Sarate of Socorro; and sisters-in-law, Josie Jojola, Anita Silva, Charlotte Smith and Eloisa Jojola; sons Anthony Silva and Abenicio Silva Jr., wife Nancy; grandchildren Benjamin Silva, Michael Silva, Stephanie and husband Ray Brungard, Chris Silva and wife Hien, Susan Hughes and husband Dustin; great-grandchildren, Mazzy Cleary, Max Hughes, Annabelle Silva, and Andrew Silva. Lena was a member of St. Charles Catholic church and retired from Presbyterian Hospital. Visitation, Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at Salazar & Sons Mortuary, Rosary will follow on Sunday September 12, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at Salazar & Sons Mortuary, and Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, September 13, 2010 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church at 9:00 a.m. with Father Thomas Mayefske as celebrant, Interment to follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Services are in care of: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third Street, SW 50-247-4124
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SMITH -- Charles Wayne Smith passed away in early September, aged 53. He was preceded in death by his parents, B.E. and Marguerite and is survived by older brother James A. and wife Vicki, of Albuquerque; older sister Cheryl Walstrom and husband Chuck of Rio Rancho; and a twin sister, Wanda Sanders and husband John of Dumas, Texas. Charles was born, raised and mostly lived in Albuquerque for all of his life, leaving by choice only to serve in the Navy. In his later years, he worked for Cliff's Amusement Park, bowled and visited his "mountain retreat" near El Vado as often as he could. Everyone who knew him loved his gentle soul and quick smile. He was quick to help, always smiling and loved his 49ers. A memorial gathering will be held in the chapel of Hoffmantown Church, 8888 Harper NE at 11:00 a.m., on Monday, September 13, 2010. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to Eagle's Wings Youth Ranch, P.O. Box 465, Mountainair NM, 87036.
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SOLTYS -- Frank J. Soltys, 75, of SaddleBrooke, AZ passed away September 4, 2010 following a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth "Betty"; brother John; Aunt Virginia Kaczor; nieces, Christine Soltys and Joann Hatter; and several other nieces and nephews. Frank was born in Newark, NJ on December 9, 1934. He graduated from Newark College of Engineering and was a member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. Following graduation, Frank was employed by Babcock and Wilcox as a start-up engineer on power plants, traveling throughout the country. While working in Albuquerque, he liked the area so much, he decided to stay. Frank was employed by Bridgers and Paxton Consulting Engineers, Inc., for 25 years. Frank and another engineer formed a partnership in a mechanical engineering firm. In 1994 they expanded to include electrical engineering. Frank retired in 1996 and moved to Arizona, settling in the community of SaddleBrooke. He was a member of several engineering societies and a Registered Engineer in several states. Frank and Betty visited family and friends in Albuquerque frequently. He enjoyed golf, traveling and reading. Services will be held in October. Donations in Frank's memory may be made to the Mayo Clinic Oncology Dept., Scottsdale Campus, 13400 E. Shea Blvd. Scottsdale, AZ 85259; Casa de la Luz Hospice, 400 W. Magee Rd. Tucson, AZ 85704 or the hospice of your choice. Arrangements under the care of Vistoso Funeral Home. For information call 520-544-2285 or visit the online guestbook at www.vistosofuneralhome.com.
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TAFOYA -- Tommy In memory of Tommy Tafoya July 22, 1940 - September 11, 1992 First things first: Sorry we forgot to go to the cemetery on Father's Day. I guess you were upset but we got the message loud and clear when you sent a big colorful balloon that said "Happy Fathers Day Dad" hovering over the pond in the back yard. It's the first and only time we ever missed but we made up for it on your birthday. Tom and Charlotte celebrated 17 years of marriage last weekend. Tomas is a sophomore at St. Pius and loves it. He's a very good student and he's still dancing and doing well. He made his conformation last May with the Archbishop. This year he has a broken arm. (Last year it was Tatiana. Hopefully next year we won't have to report anyone has a broken bone!) Tatiana is in 8th grade at St. Charles and is still dancing her hips off. She's also a good student and her teachers always enjoy having her in their class. Lucretia just got a new job at UNM and is very happy about it. Her children (the dogs) have adjusted to being here and being outside. They even catch an occasional bird which upsets their mother and makes me laugh. Nep and family are doing good. Evangelee is in 5th grade and playing volleyball for her school. Samantha is very happy about being a big kid in first grade. Fred is two and 1/2 and loves to watch football and play outside. Mary Trinnie and Gerald will celebrate 14 years of marriage September 28. Gerald Paul is 11 and still playing football. They're undefeated again. He had a busy summer playing basketball. He's a good student at Queen of Heaven. Tommy Andres is already four and goes to preschool at St. Luke's with Mr. Jay and Ms. Judy. He's playing soccer and has his first game on Saturday. Mom is doing good too for 85. Tommy Andres and Gerald Paul call her Great Daisy. She gets a kick out of that. Dr. Vigil says she needs to exercise to make it past 90. Dodo, David, Marty and I went to the Vigil-Tafoya family reunion in July. It was fun. I'm going to Jamaica on our wedding anniversary, October 20. I can't believe we would have been married 48 years. Kevin is getting married so I'm going with Carol. We all love and miss you every day. Mass in your memory is being said today at 5:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Assumption on Lomas and Tennessee. Love your wife, Vivian; your children, Tom and Charlotte, Lucretia, Nep, Mary Trinnie and Gerald; your grandchildren, Tomas and Tatiana, Gerald Paul and Tommy Andres, Evangelee and Samantha and Fred.
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TRUJILLO -- Rita H. Trujillo passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2010, marking the beginning of her new life in the presence of Christ. She was born on February 22, 1924. Rita was a much-loved mother, sister, nana and friend. She will be deeply missed by all who were blessed to have known her. Rita will be remembered as a joyful, faithful, praying servant of God. She was an active member of St. Therese Catholic Church and the Catholic Charismatic Center in Albuquerque. Rita was preceded in death by her father, Juan Horcasitas; her mother, Carolina Trujillo Horcasitas; her brother, Juan "Cocon" Horcasitas; her grandson, Phillip David Silva Jr.; and her dear friend, Maria Gonzales. She is survived by her brother, Ray Horcasitas and his wife Rosa, his children, Gary, Lisa and Michael and their families; her niece, Ana May Gutierrez and her family; her husband, Antonio T. Trujillo; her daughter, Gloria Silva and her husband, Phillip; her son, John Trujillo and his wife, Becky; her daughter, Elizabeth Trujillo Von Roemer and her husband, Reddogg; and her son, James Trujillo. Rita's greatest treasures and her biggest fans were her grandchildren, Carol Silva and her husband, Hank Jenkins-Smith; Katie Garcia and her husband, Robert; Stephanie Duran; J. Marcus Trujillo and his wife, Jennifer; David Silva and his wife, Consuelo; and Mikaela Silva; as well as Tiger, China and Cochise. Rita's great-grandchildren, Trish Duran, Steven Silva-Smith, Hannah Garcia, Ben Duran, Jesse Garcia and Issabella Silva will honor her memory as Honorary Pall Bearers. During this recent period of Rita's declining health and strength, her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were blessed with the honor and privilege of caring for her with the same love and grace shown by her, their Mom and Nana. As they worked and prayed and waited together, they reminisced, shared and discovered anew the one-of-a-kind, generous, welcoming, accepting, funny, complex, well-read, sweet-toothed, faithful, strong, independent, God-fearing, deeply and forever-loved woman that will live on in their hearts and memories, until they meet again. Rita's family wishes to thank the staff at Vista Care Hospice for their tireless, loving care and support. Con agradecimiento, a Mayara, Claudia, Lupita y Elizabeth por su amor y apoyo. Rosary will be recited Friday, September 10, 2010 at St. Therese Catholic Church at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at St. Therese Catholic Church at 12:00, noon, Father Vincent P. Chavez, presiding. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, assisted by Deacon James Delgado. Those who wish to express condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com Rita's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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VALDEZ -- Robert L. Valdez was born on October 8, 1969 and passed away on September 8, 2010. A visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 12, 2010 at Riverside Funeral Home. A Service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, September 13, 2010 at Mt. Calvary Cemetery Chapel. Interment is to follow Arrangements in care of RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo NE 764-9663
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