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ALDERETE -- Gloria C. Alderete, age 68, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family on January 5, 2011. She was born November 4, 1942 to the late Antonio and Louisa Montano. Gloria was a dedicated servant to the Church of the Ascension Catholic Parish and the Pajarito Community. In 2009 she received the St. Francis of Assisi Award from the Archdiocese of Santa Fe for her demonstration of compassion and hergenerous and consistent giving of time and talent to the Church of the Ascension. She was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Richard Alderete Sr.; her siblings, Rutilio Montano, Virginia Chavez, Rachel Barela and Theresa Montano. She is survived by her brother, Eugene Montano of Highland Hills, CA; her nine children and their spouses, Richard Alderete Jr. (Carol), Robert Alderete (Linda), Juliana Sanchez (Joe), Ronald Alderete (Amy),Lisa Suazo (Ronnie), Mary Ellen Alderete, Raymond Alderete (Cynthia), Rudy Alderete, Radford Alderete (Candice); and her 29 grandchildren. She is also survived by a special niece and nephew Anna Barela and Roy Chavez (Bonnie). Viewing will be 5:00 - 7:00 pm on Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 at Church of the Ascension followed by a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Funeral mass will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 12th, 2011 at Church of the Ascension(2150 Raymac Rd. SW). Online condolences can be submitted at: www.danielsfuneral.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Daniels Family Funeral Services 1100 Coal Ave. SE Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106 (505-842-8800).
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ALLSHOUSE -- Helen M. Allshouse, 93, went to be with the lord on January 5, 2011. She was born in Timberville, Virginia on April 29, 1917 to Robert and Lucy Miller and was one of 11 children. Helen was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 38 years, Charles C. Allshouse; five brothers; and three sisters. She is survived by her daughter, Lynn Begay and husband D'Wayne of Albuquerque; sister, Betty Skiffington of Fairfax, Virginia; brother Nelson Miller and wife Bernice of Edinburg, Virginia, and many nephews and nieces. Helen graduated from Strayer Business College in 1941, and worked at the Pentagon for the Department of the Navy for 25 years. She met and married Charlie Allshouse at Grace Reform Church in Washington, DC in 1957. They lived in many places due to Charlie's job with the Air Force's Patent Law Office, including Arlington, VA, Los Angeles, CA, Albuquerque, NM, and Dayton, OH. She has lived in Albuquerque for the past 13 years. Helen loved spending time with family and friends, watching tennis, playing Skipbo and eating chocolate. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 11:00 a.m., at Sandia Presbyterian Church, 10704 Paseo Del Norte NE, Albuquerque. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Animal Humane of New Mexico at 505-255-5523. Those who wish to send condolences may do so at: www.danielsfuneral.com. Arrangements are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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ALTIMORE -- Thoren is survived by his children Rhiannon and Dustyn; his step-children Sondra, Jessica, and Bubba; his wife Aimee Holifield,; his brothers Chris and Bryon; his father Richard Williams; grandmother Rosemary Ames; and many other aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Services for Thoren will be Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post 49, 11007 Central Avenue Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87123
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ASHCRAFT -- Mary Esther Ashcraft, age 103, of Albuquerque, NM, went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Wednesday, December 22, 2010. She was born March 17, 1907, in Jackson City, MI. Esther was predeceased by her husband, William Joseph Ashcraft, in 1980; and nephew, David Fellows in 2010. She is survived by a nephew, Richard Fellows and wife, Bonnie, of Louisville, KY; four great-nieces, Robin Nusbaum, of El Segundo, CA, Melissa George, of West Sussex, England, Susan Fellows, Citra, FL, and Rebecca Woods, of Louisville, KY; and one great-nephew, Jonathan Fellows, of Ann Arbor, MI; Her Albuquerque family includes a niece, Lois Hatley; and nephews, Clarence Ashcraft and wife, Jean, and Ernest Ashcraft and wife, Dorothy; Other survivors include sisters-in-law, Gertrude Henderson and Mae Ashcraft, of Winchester, KY, as well as other extended family members. Esther and her husband, Joe, moved to Albuquerque in 1943. She worked for Civil Service, Atomic Support Agency from 1951 to 1971. She was a charter member of Ridgecrest Christian Church, of Albuquerque and a 50 year member of Desert Rose #70, Order of Eastern Star. Cremation has taken place and cremains will be interred in Winchester, KY, next to her husband. The family expresses grateful appreciation to Casa de Rosa Assisted Living Facility and Hospice of NM for the wonderful care and love given to Esther. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Albuquerque, Christian Children's Home, 5700 Winter Haven Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120, or charity of your choice. 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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ASHE -- Josephine Roberta Ashe "Josi" Josephine Roberta Ashe, loving daughter, sister, mother and friend to all who said "Goodbye" to her on December 28, 2010, after a five year battle with breast cancer. Josi was born on September 10, 1964 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Albuquerque. She is survived by her son Maverick Kirk; parents, Ray and Elizabeth Ashe; brothers, Kenn And Thomas Ashe; and nephews, Alexander and Brian Ashe. She attended elementary school at Queen of Heaven where she made many of the friends she has today. She was a cheerleader and a shortstop for the Streakers at Altamont during her High School years. After graduating from St. Pius in 1980, she attended UNM and earned a BA in HR Management. After college, Josi worked as HR manager for John Q. Hammond Hotels for over ten years, but it still could not keep her away from her love of Natural and Oriental Medicine. After much soul searching she enrolled at Southwest Acupuncture College and graduated valedictorian of her class. After graduation, she started her own practice with other healers, but was forced because of her illness to close the clinic at the beginning of this year. Never one to remain idle or unproductive, she started to work part-time at CNM as a cashier in the Student Services Center. Her own determination kept her working until the first week in December. Join us in blessing her new life with a Rosary and a Mass in honor of Josi Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 1:00 p.m., at Risen Savior Catholic Community 7701 Wyoming Blvd NE. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to: UNM Cancer Center Development Office MSC07 - 1 University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
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BAKER -- Jaunita L., 88, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away December 20, 2010, with husband Forest L. Baker; and daughters, Jerre Lynn Baker and Jan L. Moore by her side. Jaunita (Thomas) Baker was born in Wichita, Kansas. She married Forest L. Baker also of Wichita, Kansas. They moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico where they raised their three children. Preceding her in death is her son, Thomas Lee Baker; and great - grandchildren, Joseph Michael Moore and Landon Forest Griebel. Survivors are loving husband of 67 years, Forest L. Baker; daughters, Jerre Lynn Baker and Jan Lurlene Moore; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Remains will be placed at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.
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BALLEJOS -- Leonardo Ballejos, 75, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on January 8, 2011 at home with his loved ones at his side. Mr. Ballejos is survived by his beloved wife of forty-nine years, Maria; his children, Bibo Ballejos, Sonia Zamora and husband, John, Luciano Ballejos, and Richard Ballejos and wife Delilla; his sister, Mary Chavez; his brother, Ismael Ballejos and wife, Lillie; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many other extended family members. Mr. Ballejos was preceded in death by his son, Leonardo Ballejos Jr.; and his grandson, Richard Ballejos Jr. Visitation will be Monday, January 10, 2011 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 562 Atrisco SW from 10:15 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 10:45 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will follow the Rosary at 11:15 a.m., a Franciscan Friar, presider. Interment will follow Mass at Punta de Agua, NM. Pallbearers will be Cisco Zamora, Paul Chavez, Uvaldo Garcia, Abie Ballejos, John Moir, Percy Barela, and John Zamora. Please visit gabaldonmorutaryinc.com to sign the online guestbook. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary Inc. 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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BOOKER -- Daniel Eric Booker, "Eric", born April 5, 1954 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, passed away at home on Thursday, December 30, 2010. He will be remembered as a family-oriented man who thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his beloved family. He loved the outdoors and was very adventurous. Eric was a NM State Parks Law Enforcement Officer and Boating Officer for 15 years. In years past, he enjoyed cattle ranching and caretaking of ranches in Northern New Mexico. He loved the mountains, camping on the Pecos River. There are many fond memories of times spent there with him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Martha Booker. He is survived by one son, Cameron of Albuquerque, NM; former wife, Lorraine Rader; and siblings, Rachael Eaton of Rio Rancho, NM, Bryan Booker and wife, Letha, of Southern California, and Bruce Booker of Rio Rancho; beloved nieces and nephews, Cheryl, Alicia, Jessalyn, Ryan, Cassandra, Ruben, and Nevaeh; as well as many dear friends and other relatives who loved and will miss him. A Private Family Memorial Service has taken place. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St, NW, Abq, NM 87107. 505-343-8008.
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BRAIN -- Edmund J. Brain, 90, passed away on January 6, 2011. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at: www.danielsfuneral.com. Edmund'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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BROWN -- Margaret Elizabeth Brown, 89, died on Monday, January 3, 2011 in Albuquerque, where she lived since 2006. She is survived by her three daughters, Roberta Krehbiel and husband Phil, of Albuquerque, Sharyn Davidson and husband, Bill of Sandia Park, Mary Lynne Leslie and husband, James of Santa Barbara, CA; Margaret had five grandchildren, Sara Krehbiel Bonnell (husband, Ted), Ana Davidson (husband, Marcus Hamilton) both from Albuquerque, John Krehbiel of Paris, France, and Collin and Nicolette Leslie of Santa Barbara; She is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Thomas and Sophia Bonnell. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, John Wayne Brown, on July 8, 2006 in Ridgecrest, CA, where they lived for 46 years and where she worked at the Naval Ordinance Testing Center (China Lake). Her cremated remains will be placed at Desert Memorial Park in Ridgecrest, where a private family gathering will be held at a later date to celebrate her life. Should family and friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Healing the Children - SW Chapter (a non-profit organization), 1112 San Pedro NE #203, Albuquerque, NM 87110, or a local animal shelter of your choice. FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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CHACON -- Filia Chacon, 81, went home to be with Jesus on January 7, 2011. She was born October 1, 1929, in La Joya, New Mexico, to Miguel and Emma Griego. Filia is survived by her husband, Meliton Chacon of 58 years; daughter Suzette and husband Alfonso; daughter Deborah and husband Gary; granddaughters JiSan, Noel and Zoe; sisters Delmira Botello and Barbara DeCosta; many other loved ones and a host of friends. She is preceded in death by parents Miguel and Emma Griego, and brothers Benjamin, Levi, Nefi, Elfego, Aaron, and Salomon. Filia loved the Lord, life, her husband, and her family. Filia will be remembered for the love she showed others, her unwavering faith and devotion to the Lord, and her infectious smile. She will be deeply missed, never forgotten, eternally loved, and those who were privileged to know her will carry her in their hearts till journey's end. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Daniels Family Funeral Services, 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109. There will be a celebration of Filia's life on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Daniels Family Funeral Services, 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87107. Filia's care has been entrusted to Daniels Family Funeral Services Those who wish to send condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the New Mexico Cancer Center, 4901 Lang Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109, in Filia Chacon's honor.
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CLARK -- Robert (Bob) O. Clark, 89, passed away on January 7, 2011 at his home in Tijeras. Bob is survived by Ruth, his wife of 30 years; three children Robert Clark Jr. and his wife Barbara, Cindy Katz and her husband Howard, Philip Clark and his wife Nixie; five step-children, Carolyn Johnson, Christopher Nanney and wife Linda, Clifton Nanney and wife Julie, Christine and Cathy Nanney; 17 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services will be held Thursday, January 13, 2011, 1:00 p.m. at French, Lomas Chapel. Friends may visit French, Wednesday, January 12, 2001, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The family requests that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to the MS Society of New Mexico in the name of Robert Clark. Please visit our online guestbook for Bob at RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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CLENDENIN -- Earla Margaret Clendenin- February 26, 1923- December 7, 2010. Born Earla Margaret Baldridge in Dewey, Oklahoma, a small town located in northeastern Oklahoma, and in the heart of the Cherokee Nation, Earla's recent passing on Pearl Harbor Day represented that of another member of what Americans respectfully remembered as The Greatest Generation. While here on this earth she will be remembered by those who knew her as a mother, wife, grandmother, great - grandmother, and friend, as one who drew inspiration and meaning from her Lord and Savior; one who lived her life as a testament to His love and promise of eternal redemption. Earla received her Bachelor's degree from Bacone College in Talequah, Oklahoma, a small Southern Baptist teaching college established originally to provide higher education opportunities to Indian students whose families and tribes had been forcibly removed from their original homelands in the southeastern United States, and ultimately resettled in what was prior to statehood known as The Indian Territory. Earla's grandparents, Richard and Annie Wilkerson were full-blooded Cherokee. Her mother, Kate Baldridge, was the last Cherokee in her family to speak the language fluently. It was during her time at Bacone that Earla met, and eventually married her first husband, George Leslie Vicente, a young Jicarilla Apache man from Dulce, New Mexico. As the nation girded itself for war, Earla and George voluntarily joined the armed forces, as did most members of their generation. Eager to defend their country, both were inducted for service, pending the results of physical examinations. George was deemed physically fit to serve, but Earla's attempt to do so was thwarted by the discovery that she was pregnant with her first child, a girl, Kathryn Ann Vicente. Earla was granted an honorable discharge from the service. George joined the Army Air Force, and flew bombing missions from Italy where he was stationed, to targets across Europe. It was during one of those missions that George was shot down over then Romania. His body never located, George was initially listed as missing in action, and eventually declared deceased by the United States military one year later. It would be a life time later before his service would be forever memorialized in stone. In the middle 1950's, Earla and Kathryn resettled in Zuni, New Mexico, where Earla began the first of thirty two years teaching in the Gallup McKinley County School system. Earla's mother Kate eventually joined them in Zuni where she and Earla established the first Southern Baptist mission in Zuni. Some of my earliest childhood memories took place there: Watching the Shalako Ceremony on a cold, December evening, and enjoying sunny outdoor family picnics under the peaceful, beautiful blue northwest New Mexico sky. While teaching in Zuni, Earla met and married her second husband, my father, Hobart Joe Gates. A member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Eagle Butte, South Dakota, Hobart served his country in the United States Army first at Pearl Harbor, and eventually deployed to northern Europe, where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Upon his return to the United States, Hobart found employment with the Navajo Tribal Police. While their marriage ended in divorce, Earla gave birth in Gallup to her son, John Gates in 1957. Earla dedicated her working years to public education, both on and near the Zuni and Navajo Reservations. Teaching primarily second graders, Earla continuously reminded her own children the importance of obtaining an education in order to face the challenges a changing world would bring. Her influence as a mother and teacher seem to have rubbed off on her two children. Kathryn received her Bachelor's degree from Adams State, and her Master's degree in special education from Bradley University. John followed Kathryn and obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of New Mexico, and his law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law. After retiring from Gallup McKinley County, Earla relocated to Albuquerque. It was there she met her soul mate for life, Charles Clendenin. Charles and Earla met at church, and their lives from then on were blessed enjoying time with one another, traveling, attending church together, and spending time with relatives and friends. Born in St. Louis in 1926, Charles served his country in the United States Air Force, flying 21 bombing missions over Germany as a tail gunner on the iconic B-17 Flying Fortress. Charles once remarked to me over the phone while I was teaching in Bonn, Germany that, "I spent a lot of time over Germany, and not once did I actually step foot there." Those who knew Earla and Charles will forever remember the good times they shared with each other for over twenty two years. During her life Earla touched hundreds of students in positive ways. Her influence was attested to by former students who left notes describing her as a dedicated, caring teacher, who demanded much, but who consistently showed understanding and love to those around her. She loved animals, so much that she persuaded the teaching staff at Roosevelt Elementary in Gallup to let me bring my beagle, Fang, to school with me when I was in fifth grade. To this day, that dog is the only one I know to have his own desk, and water dish in the classroom. He also received a better grade in Algebra than I did, as I recall. Earla truly was an emblematic member of The Greatest Generation. Born immediately prior to the Great Depression in northeastern Oklahoma, the widow of two World War II veterans, and the wife of a third, Earla's contribution to her country and to public education will be forever remembered by those she was close to, and those who she worked with in the classroom. Earla was laid to rest on December 10, 2010, in the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Her headstone also bears remembrance and recognition of her first husband, Kathryn's father who she never met, George Leslie Vicente. Today Earla is at peace and playing with her beloved Gorky Terrier, "B.G.," waiting to be joined by family and friends in heaven. She is survived by her husband, Charles Clendenin, of Albuquerque; daughter, Kathryn Ann Hill and husband Kenneth, of Albuquerque; her son John David, of Olympia, Washington; grandchildren, Joshua Daniel Hill of Albuquerque, and Jody Dawn Hocking of Riverside, California; and her great-grandson, Jackson Burke, also of Riverside. French Funerals 10500 Lomas Blvd, NE 505-275-3500
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COX -- Juanita Cox, age 91, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully, Friday, December 31, 2010. A rosary will be recited Monday, January 10, 2011 at 8:30 a.m., at Holy Family Catholic Church, where the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. Casket Bearers will be David Cox, Mike Ulibarri, Joe Chavez, Nestor Villa, David Cox II, Mike Ulibarri, Jr., Johnnie Montoya, and Brian Lujan. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at: www.danielsfuneral.com Mrs. Cox'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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DAUDET -- Lula Collins Daudet, a resident of Manzano Del Sol in Albuquerque, died Tuesday, January 4, 2011. Lula (Lou) was born April 20, 1913 to the Rev. and Mrs. J.S. Collins in Ryan, Oklahoma. She grew up on a homestead near Des Moines, N.M. along with eleven siblings, four of whom died in infancy and childhood. She attended Lake View one-room school through sixth grade and Des Moines public school through High school. She received a B.A. degree from N.M. Normal U. (now Highlands U.) and an M.A degree from Teachers college, Columbia U. She was married to Andre C. Daudet in 1948. Her teaching career extended over thirty-five years in New Mexico, Texas, and New York secondary schools. She and her sister, Ruth Roberts published a book, Pinto Beans and a Silver Spoon, a memoir of their lives in New Mexico. She published many articles and poems in various anthologies and magazines. Lou was a life member of N.M. Retired Educators Assoc., N.M. State Poetry Society, Delta Kappa, and the Albuquerque Museum. She attended Heights First church of the Nazarene. Lou traveled extensively in the U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, Canada, and Europe. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Bea Collins; nieces, Oleta Saunders, Marilyn Riche, Anne McIntosh, Candace Green, and Clarie Furney; nephews, Gary Sadler, Bob Browning, Charles Browning, and Jeffrey Collins; and numerous grand-nieces and nephews. Friends may visit French - University on Sunday, January 9, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, January 10, 2011, 10:00 a.m., at Manzano Del Sol Good Samaritan Chapel, 5201 Roma NE. Graveside Services will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE, at 1:30 p.m. Please visit the online guestbook for Lou at www.RememberTheirStory.com. FRENCH 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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DAVERT -- Wanda Hill Davert passed away December 28, 2010. She was born November 6, 1924 in Rosebud, Texas to Vernie and Alvin Hill. She graduated valedictorian of her senior class from Rosebud High School on May 20, 1942. Because WW II was ongoing she went to work at Fort Hood, Killeen, TX the same month she graduated. She worked there until May 20, 1947 when she married Darwin Elton Davert. They had four children, Rodney, Jack, Dee Dee and Darla. They moved to Albuquerque, NM in January 1965 , where Darwin was an air traffic controller. It was here that they learned the Truth from Jehovah's Witnesses. Wanda dedicated her life and was baptized in March, 1969. After retiring from the Internal Revenue Service in 1987 she became an antique dealer until she had a stroke in 2000. Wanda is survived by one brother James Hill of Denton, TX; and one sister Virginia Larkin of Austin, TX; three children, Rodney, Dee Dee, and Darla; four grandsons, Eric Smith, Sean Smith, David Davert and Michael King; two granddaughters, Kristina Davert and Ashlee Davert; two great-granddaughters, Isabel Smith and Kaylee Smith. Wanda loved the earth. Many times she made the comment that she hoped that Jehovah would put her in charge of the flower beds in the New Order. Will you be there to help her till the soil and plant the flowers?
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DEVINE -- Eric Devine, born on 4/30/81 went to be with the Lord on 1/5/11. Eric was surrounded by his family and friends at the time of his departure. Eric is survived by his loving mother, Pamela (Peaches) and father, Steve; his newborn son, Adrian Vincent; his sister, Chanel; grandparents: Vincent and Stella; grandma, Annie; his Auntie Diana and Berna, MaryAnn; Uncle George; Greg (Amber); Anthony; beloved cousin (brother) Patrick; and best friend, Jay; two nieces: Jazzy and Aaliyah; and very special friends, Chip and Lenora who always believed in him; special friend, Allen; girlfriend, LeaAnn; and many cousins and friends. Eric had recently graduated from Barber College. He had a big heart, was generous and very loving, and especially to those who really knew him. Eric was deeply loved and will forever be missed. Rosary will be Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at San Felipe Catholic Church. Mass will be Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at San Felipe Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mico, Chip, Jay, Johnny, Lance, and Steve. Honorary pallbearer will be Allen. Please visit Eric's online guestbook at www.Reflectionoflife.com. REFLECTIONS Funerals & Life Celebrations 2400 Washington Street NE 884-5777
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DIBENEDETTI -- Frank. The DiBenedetti family would like to thank all family and friends for the outpouring of love and support given to us during this difficult time. A special thanks and hugs to the Montoya clan for providing everything from food to comfort. Our loss would be unbearable but for friends and family like you.
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DORO -- SAMIA HINDI crossed her final finish line November 29, 2010. Preceded on the path she will reunite with husband Harry David Doro; sister Hafiza Gallegos; brother Ednen; and parents Clarita Duran and Alex Hindi. Born Aug. 29, 1919, in Duran, NM, Samia was often a gold medalist in Nat. Sr. Olympics track events and Duke City Marathons. Into her 70's she taught women's bodybuilding and exercise classes. Almost daily she took her beloved dogs for long runs. She had a thriving masseuse practice. Samia was a devout student of Truth and follower of the Christian Institute of Spiritual Science. She was the best nurse and often took family and friends into her home for care. She is survived by son David (Karen), brothers Brahaim, Sam, Shafie, and Nabay; and many family and friends who admired and loved her dearly. Interment of her ashes will occur this spring on the ranch. David can be reached at daeon@elirion.net.
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DURAN -- Celia. The Family of Celia Duran would like to thank all the relatives and friends for your kindness and sympathy at a time when it was greatly appreciated. Services Entrusted to: www.salazarandsons.com Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third Street SW 505-247-4124
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DURAN -- Lucille Frances Katherine Duran (Romero), age 100, of Las Vegas, NM passed away peacefully Friday morning, January 7, 2011 in Albuquerque. Lucille was born June 29, 1910 at the Santa Fe Territorial Penitentiary while her father served as warden and was raised in Las Vegas, NM. Lucille, the youngest of seven, was the oldest surviving member of the storied Romero Family of San Miguel County. She taught in Northern NM and later worked at NM Highlands U. as a dorm mother. Lucille, the family's matriarch, was proud, loving and giving and had a sharp wit and pointed sense of humor until her last days. She was preceded in death by father Cleofes Romero Sr., mother Arabella Bernard; first husband Dan Duran and their infant children, Emma and Lucille; second husband Benito Duran; son Benito Dwight Duran; grandchildren Christina Haar, Margaret Haar and Stephen Haar. She is survived by: daughters Carmen Haar, Joanna Barbero and Emma Maestas, 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements pending & entrusted to: Direct Cremation & Burial Service: 505-345-8008. directfuneralservices@msn.com.
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FISHER -- Paul C. Fisher January 9, 1960-July 25, 2009 Forever in our hearts, everyday of your 49 years you went out to do good and make friends. We miss your smile and loving memory. Dad, brother and friends
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GALLEGOS -- Maria Gallegos was born June 24, 1917 and passed away January 3, 2011. A Viewing will take place on Sunday, January 9, 2011 at Shrine of St. Bernadette Catholic Church at 6:00 p.m., followed by a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, January 10, 2011 at 9:00 a.m., also at St. Bernadette. Cremation is to follow. Arrangements in care of RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE 764-9663
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GAMER -- Robert J. Gamer 77, of Albuquerque, NM, passed away on January 6, 2011 at Lovelace Medical Center. He was the son of John and Mary (Scheve) Gamer and was born February 1, 1933 in Chase County, KS. He graduated from Elmdale Rural High School in 1950. He served in the Army in Japan during the Korean War, railroaded in Alaska and worked on construction and mining before graduating from Emporia State College in 1960. He was a ranger in the National Park Service for 27 years and served in parks in Kentucky, the Virgin Islands, Arizona and Texas. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Albuquerque, NM and of Project Defending Life. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Gamer; and siblings, Edward Gamer, Eleanor Blair and Clara Ringo. He is survived by siblings, Margaret Haney of Eureka, KS and Joseph Gamer of Mora, MN. A Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m., on Monday, January 10, 2011 at Salazar & Sons Mortuary. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 619 Copper Ave. NW, Albuq, NM. Burial will be at St. Anthony's Cemetery in Strong City, KS Arrangements entrusted to SALAZAR & SONS MORTUARY 400 3RD St. SW Albuq, NM
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GARCIA -- Roberto Garcia, 97, died peacefully on Saturday January 1, 2011 in Albuquerque, NM where he resided for several years. He was preceded in death by his wife Juanita Garcia. Roberto is survived and much loved by daughters: Barbara Garcia and husband, Antonio, Margaret DeLong and Norma Jean Sepulveda and husband, Tony; and six grandchildren: Robert Garcia, Susan Flores, Shannon Ludeman, Sonia Sepulveda, Anthony Sepulveda, and Ana Sepulveda; and one great-grandchild, Robert Flores. He was employed by Kennecott Corp. in Hurley for many years and was a councilman for the town of Central, NM in his early years. In lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Mary Rest Home (205 7th NW, Alb, NM 87102). Please visit Roberto's online guestbook at: www.Reflectionoflife.com. REFLECTIONS Funerals & Life Celebrations 2400 Washington Street NE 884-5777
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GARCIA -- Silviano. The family of Silviano Garcia thanks their many friends and relatives whose sympathy and thoughtfulness will always be remembered and deeply appreciated. RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo NE 764-9663
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GARCIA -- Tomasita Garcia 83, a resident of Albuquerque was born on March 18, 1927 and passed away on January 03, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jose V. and Teodosia Anaya; daughter, Theresa Garcia; grandchildren, Annette Molina and Simon Garcia. She is survived by her husband, Isaias Garcia; daughters: Marian Molina and husband Ernest, Helen Lucero, Evangelina Garcia and Ben Castillo; sons, Sam Garcia and wife Julia, Joe Garcia and Ramona Chacon, Mark Garcia and wife April, Vincent Garcia and wife Connie; brother, Andres Anaya, 21 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. Interment is to take place at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 10, 2011 at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to SALAZAR & SONS MORTUARY 400 3RD ST SW Albuq, NM 87102
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GIBBS -- Byron Jean (BJ) Gibbs, 77, of Ponca, NE passed away on Wednesday, December 29, 2010, after a courageous two year battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his family. BJ was born in Sioux City, IA on September 29, 1933, the son of F. Byron and Geneva (Tague) Gibbs. He grew up in the Ponca area and graduated from Ponca High School in 1950. He attended Midland Lutheran College on a football scholarship and moved to Albuquerque, NM to further his education. There he raised his family of four children. He then married Irene (Reenie) Guaditis in 1974 and was married for 36 blissful years. He retired at the early age of 55 as Vice President of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Mexico. He moved back to Ponca in 1989 where he followed his passions of hunting, fishing and boating. He was dearly loved by his family and friends and will always be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor. Survivors include his wife, Irene Gibbs of Ponca; children, Lisa (Fred) Mowrer, Dori (Rick) Bogle, Chip Gibbs, Brad (Kristi) Gibbs; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild all of Albuquerque, New Mexico. BJ was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Wendell, Harold and Orin; and two sisters, Wanda and Bonnie. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be directed to the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation for the Cure Siouxland Aff. Arrangements were under the direction of Mohr Funeral Home in Ponca. Online condolences my be set to www.mohrfuneralhome.com
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GILES -- Glyn M. Giles, 82, passed away peacefully on January 7, 2011, at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was born September 8, 1928 to Azora McMahan Giles and Samuel Edward Giles in Heflin, Alabama. He was preceded in death by both his parents; two brothers; and four sisters. Glyn graduated from Cleburne County High School in 1946. He had great love for his friends and classmates in Heflin, Alabama. After serving two years in the 43rd Division of the US Army, Glyn and his wife Eugenia moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1953. He attended Jacksonville State Teachers College in Alabama and the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. He entered the real estate business in Albuquerque in 1954 and operated the Glyn Giles and Associates Real Estate for 40 years. He was president of the Albuquerque Board of Realtors in 1963, and president of the Realtors Association of New Mexico in 1969. Realtor of the year of the Realtors Association of New Mexico in 1973, and served three years on the Board of Realtors for the National Association of Realtors in Chicago, IL. Glyn was a realtor, builder and rancher. He built and managed numerous projects in Albuquerque and Florida during his active years. He gave up his realtors license in 2006, but re-instated his license in 2008, because he said that his success was due to the real estate business and he felt lost without his license #964. Glyn is survived by his wife of 60 years Eugenia J. Giles; his daughter Glenda Giles Morris; granddaughter Mary Jane Morris; his son Paul B. Giles; and grandson P. Barclay Giles, Barclays fiance Misty Teater and her son McKenzie Bushaw. Glyn loved his family and extended family of in-laws, and nieces and nephews. The Dobbs and Huffstutlers of Birmingham and Perdido Bay, AL. The Jack Giles family of Gainesville, FL; the Jollays, Buissons and Couch's of Atlanta, GA; the Vaughans, Giles and McMahans of Heflin and Birmingham, AL; the Tollesons of Alabama and Georgia; the Barclays' and Mindaks of Alabama and Florida; and the Johnsons of Albertville, AL. Glyn has been cremated according to his wishes and a private family service has been held in his honor. A memorial is planned on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at the Four Hills Country Club at 11:00 a.m. All friends are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his honor to All Faith Receiving Home, 1709 Moon NE Albuquerque, NM 87112. Arrangements made by: French Mortuary 10500 Lomas NE Albuquerque, NM 87112
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GILLILAND -- Frieda Gilliland age 65, a resident of Albuquerque passed away on January 2, 2011. Frieda was born November 5, 1945 to the late Fred and Mary (Ayoub) Spite. She is survived by her husband, soul and lifemate of 42 years, Jeep Gilliland; daughter, and very best friend Ronda Gilliland-Lopez and husband, Clarence; three grandchildren, Isis Lopez, Jade Lopez, Osiris Lopez; five sisters, Jalile Camhi and husband, Eli, Lynn Aguirre, Candy Aguirre and husband, Arturo, Lolly Spite, Wadeah Spite; brother-in-law, C. Mack Gilliland; sister-in-law, Irene Whitehead and husband, Parks; and 19 nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a future date. In lieu of flowers please make donations to National Kidney Foundation, 3167 San Mateo Blvd. NE # 162, Albuquerque, NM 87110. 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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GONZALES -- Arthur "Art" Clemente Gonzales, 74, a resident of Albuquerque since 1958, died Thursday, December 30, 2010. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Ruby I.; two children, Carmen Arthur Gonzales and Gi Gi Gail Gonzales; siblings, Mary Cruz, Arnold Gonzales, and Alice Taylor; beloved nieces and nephews; and numerous other relatives and cherished friends. Art was preceded in death by his brothers, Herbert Gonzales, Jerry Gonzales; and his sister Bertha Borrego. He was born on August 5, 1936 in Alamosa, CO to Frederick and Domitila Valdez Gonzales and graduated from Alamosa High School. After graduation he attended Adams State College before entering the United States Air Force where he proudly served. He married Ruby Ivey on August 13, 1959 in Albuquerque and he worked for Dale Bellamah Homes for over 30 years. Art then worked for New Mexico Taxation and Revenue and retired as the Chief Bank Examiner for the State of New Mexico. He loved a good game of golf and loved the Lobos and the Dallas Cowboys. Art was always quick with a smile and a joke with everyone he met. He was a devoted husband, loving father and brother and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Reception will be held at French - Lomas Chapel, Wednesday, January 12, 2011, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Private Ennichment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorial contributions are requested in Art's name to the charity of your choice. Please visit our online guestbook for Arthur at: RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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GOODRICH -- Samuel Villanueva Goodrich, aged 92, August 30, 1918 in Brownsville, Texas to January 6, 2011 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mr. Goodrich is survived by his three sons, Samuel, Anthony, and Kevin; two granddaughters, Kimberly Glasgow and Samantha Hobbs; and his five great-grandchildren, Kaitlin and Kendall Glasgow, Stone, Brooke, and Autumn Hobbs. Samuel served honorably in the United States military for 33 years. He served with Troop B, 12th Cavalry, Brownsville, Texas; with the USAAC in the 49th Fighter Group, Fifth Air Force during WWII; and with the USAF, including tours in Japan, France and the U.S., for the remainder of his career. Sam's final duty assignment was in Japan and he retired from active duty to Albuquerque, NM in March 1971. Sam followed his military service by working at the University of New Mexico library, from which he retired after 10 years. His hobbies and other retirement interests included: traveling with his wife, Estelle; rock collecting, golf, Albuquerque Dukes/Isotopes baseball, UNM basketball, reading, Dallas Cowboys and Notre Dame football. Sam was a generous, life-long contributor to multiple charities including the American Red Cross, Alzheimer's Association and the American Cancer Society, to name a few. Samuel will be remembered by friends and family as a man quick to smile and slow to anger. He was a friend to all, enemy to none. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, January 13, 2011, 9:00 a.m., at French - University Chapel, with interment to follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the USO, Alzheimer's Association or the American Heart Association. Please visit the online guestbook for Sam at: www.RememberTheirStory.com. FRENCH 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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GURULE -- Sinnie. The Family of Sinnie Gurule would like to thank all the relatives and friends for your kindness and sympathy at a time when it was greatly appreciated. Services Entrusted to: www.salazarandsons.com Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third Street SW 505-247-4124
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HINKES -- Esther Osran Hinkes, born in Pittsburgh, PA on February 21, 1922 to Jewish immigrants Morris and Rose Osran, passed away December 25, 2010 of natural causes at age 88. Esther was married for 64 years to the love of her life Jules M. Hinkes, until his death on May 12, 2008. Esther dedicated her life to the service of others as a Medical Technologist at prominent healthcare facilities such as Chicago's Michael Reece Hospital and Baltimore's Johns Hopkins Hospital. She retired in 1985 as Director of Laboratory Medicine at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL. In retirement, she continued to pursue her passion for education, family, and the arts, finding creative outlets in gardening, jewelry craftsmanship, and watercolor painting. Esther and Jules spent much of their retired time together viewing the country from their RV. She loved dogs almost as much as she loved her family and frequently traveled the competition circuit with Jules showing her award-winning Border Terriers and Bichon Frise. Later in life, she reached out to her community by teaching other seniors the ethereal skills of using a computer. She is survived by her three children, Dr. Mark Hinkes, Kenny Hinkes and his wife Jill, Susan Warren; and her nine grandchildren, Laura, Drew, Jason, Anna, Kendrick, Melissa, Jack, Emily and Gregory. Contributions to the Scleroderma Foundation in Esther's name may be made by calling 978-463-5843 or mail to 300 Rosewood Dr., Suite 105, Danvers MA, 01923.
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HISER -- Thomas James Hiser, age 66, died suddenly on December 31, 2010. He was born June 20, 1944. Tom became seriously disabled in the latter years of his life, but during the prime of his time, he enjoyed reading, fishing and hiking in the high country of New Mexico and Southern Colorado where our family owned property for decades in the Conejos Valley nestled in the majestic San Juan mountainous peaks. For many years, he was a computer scientist and mathematician with Sandia National Laboratories until he retired early in 1988. A native of Albuquerque, he attended Sandia High School, graduating in 1961. He joined the US Navy where he served as a crew chief on Airedale aircraft looking for submarines off the coast of Spain. While in the Navy, serving Stateside in Maine, he met his first wife, Susan Desmond, and they brought two children into the world, Lisa Genrich (married to Brian Genrich) and Tricia Hiser Scheideman (married to Peter Scheideman) - all of whom have survived his death. Additionally, he is survived by his former second wife Kathy O'Brien, a dear and special lady who helped Tom raise his teenage children, namely Tricia. Tom was loved very much by his deceased parents James Brice and Virginia Mae Hiser. "And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all." I Corinthians 12:6. In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial donation to the Alzheimer's Association at 225 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 1700, Chicago, IL 60601-7633 or log-on to alz.org to make a tribute/memorial donation.
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HUEY -- Carol Lynn Huey, 69, beloved wife of retired Colonel Frank M. Huey, USAF, passed away Tuesday evening January 4, 2011 in Mesquite, Nevada. Born in Monessen, PA on July 22, 1941, she was the daughter of the late John and Ethel Kachmarik. She is survived by her husband, Frank; brother, Jack Kachmarik of Pittsburgh; aunt Peggy Chacko of Charleroi, PA; and cousins, nieces and nephews. Carol graduated from Monessen High School in 1959 and Douglas Business School. While employed by the U.S. Foreign Service at the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines in 1965, Carol met and married Frank Huey. They lived together happily for 45 years, serving our country together in the Philippines, Thailand, Spain and Iran. Carol served as secretary to the US Ambassador in Chad, Africa and also worked for the US Peace Corps in Washington, D.C. She traveled extensively as part of her career to Switzerland, France and Tunsia, as well as other personal travel to India, Afghanistan, Napal and Bali. Friends may visit Monday, January 10, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at French ~ Lomas Chapel. Services will be held Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at French ~ Lomas Chapel. Interment will follow at 1:00 p.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Carol's name to the charity of your choice. Please visit our online guestbook for Carol at RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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KARNEY -- Roberta (Betty) J. Karney, 86, passed away peacefully on December 27, 2010 at her home in Austin, Texas. She is survived by her three sons and their wives: Lance and Carrol Karney, Steve and Didi Karney and Norman and Paula Karney; and her grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. A private family service will be held in her honor. She will be greatly missed.
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LACY -- Bill C. Lacy, who coined the phrase "Life is good" long before it showed up on T-shirts, died January 7, 2011, after a brief battle with cancer. Born on March 9, 1932, in Mountain Pine, Ark., Bill served in the Air Force during the Korean War before moving to Albuquerque in 1955, where he worked for the Federal Aviation Administration at the Air Traffic Control Center, moving up the ranks from air traffic controller to assistant chief when he retired in 1991. He enjoyed traveling in his RV with his wife Connie, remodeling and maintaining their house and yard, grooming their dogs Willie and Lucy, and hot New Mexican food. We enjoyed his sense of humor, his encouragement and his way of working behind the scenes to get things done. Predeceased by his wife Avanell; parents Emery and Maggie Lacy; brother Marion Lacy; and sister Alta Lois Outler, he is survived by his wife Connie; son Mark Lacy and daughter-in-law Lynn Lacy; daughter Alison Wingfield and son-in-law Mark Wingfield; and stepdaughters Jennifer Farley and Melissa Myers. Brothers and sisters include Randolph Lacy, Imogene Reed, James Lacy, Betty Jo Lacy and Milree Smith. Grandchildren include Parker Lacy, Luke Wingfield, Garrett Wingfield, Matthew Farley, Justin Farley, Luke Farley, Tanner Myers, Logan Myers and Hannah Myers. He also was a favorite among his many nieces and nephews. Life is good because we knew Bill. Memorial service: Tuesday, Jan. 11, 10:30 a.m., St. John's United Methodist Church, 2626 Arizona NE, 87110, reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Love INC (in the name of Christ), c/o St. John's United Methodist Church.
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LIEUWEN -- Marian Lieuwen, 85, a resident of Albuquerque for 52 years, passed away on Sunday, December 26, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin; and her sister, Marjorie. She is survived by one daughter, Catherine Lieuwen of Albuquerque; four sons, James Lieuwen of Albuquerque, Andrew Lieuwen and wife, Laurie, and their two children, Emma and Taylor, of Albuquerque, Peter Lieuwen and wife, Bonnee, of College Station, Texas, and John Lieuwen of Albuquerque. She will be deeply missed as a caring, devoted friend and mother. Marian had a sincere passion for the arts, studying art history in classes at the University of New Mexico throughout her life. She also loved classical music, British fiction, museums of fine art, European travel and celebrations with her family; taking great delight in her children's and grandchildren's accomplishments. Her family and many friends will miss her as a sincere, sensitive and optimistic person who cared deeply for them as they did for her. Her children and grandchildren will always remember her as a wonderful mother and grandmother. A service honoring her life will be held Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 11:00 a.m., at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 2801 Lomas Blvd. NE at 11:00 a.m. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Chamber Music Albuquerque at www.cma-abq.org.
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LOPEZ -- Alberto. The family of Alberto Lopez thanks their many friends and relatives whose sympathy and thoughtfulness will always be remembered and deeply appreciated. RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo NE 764-9663
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MAIER -- Hallie Evelyn Maier, 80, of Albuquerque, NM passed away on January 6, 2011. She was born August 14, 1930 in Albuquerque at St. Joseph's hospital. Hallie's father worked for the Santa Fe railroad and she spent her childhood growing up in numerous small towns throughout New Mexico and Texas. Her family eventually settled down on a farm in the southwest valley. She was a graduate of Albuquerque High and the University of New Mexico. While attending the University, she met the love of her life -- Jerry. They wed in 1953 and were happily married for 57 years. Hallie went on to become a teacher and coach, and finally became a full-time wife and mother taking care of all of her family's needs. Additionally, she enjoyed crocheting hats and afghans which she donated by the hundreds to hospitals and charities in New Mexico. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Maier; sons, Kenneth and his wife Debbie of Albuquerque, NM, Donald and his wife Jeannine of Grand Junction, CO, and Steven and his wife Michelle of Missoula, MT; She has eight grandchildren: Russell, Mitchell, David, Andrew, John, Krista, Dustin and Darby. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be dearly missed by all. A gathering of friends and family will be held at the clubhouse of the Albuquerque Meadows to remember Hallie and to celebrate her life on Sunday, January 9, 2011 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a favorite charity in her name. Please visit our online guestbook for Hallie at: www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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MARASZKIEWICZ -- Helen B. Maraszkiewicz, 90, formerly of Johnstown, New York, passed away on Friday morning, December 24, 2010 from emphysema and lung cancer. She had moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico to live with her daughter, Mary Ann Moreno, where she has resided for the last three years. Helen enjoyed the climate of the South West, traveled with her daughter and made many new friends through Valley Gardeners and Uptown Garden Clubs. Helen was born July 2, 1920, educated in the Johnstown, New York school system, and graduated from Johnstown High School in 1937. She was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church and played on the church's basketball team, "The Falcons." Helen was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Max J. Maraszkiewicz in 1996; and by a son, Trooper Richard A. Maraszkiewicz in 1973; and by three brothers, Frank, Harry, and William Banovic; and two sisters, Julia Swart and Mary Chmura. In her early years, she worked at Gates Mills Glove Company before becoming a motor-vehicle clerk at the county building in Johnstown, New York. After retiring from the Motor Vehicle Department, she went on to work for KCS Abstract as a title searcher. Her favorite hobby was traveling the world with her husband Max. Survivors include her three daughters, Mary Ann (James) Moreno of Albuquerque, NM; Katherine (Karl) Hladik, of Johnstown, NY; and Maxine (Thomas) Puglis of Mentor, OH. She also leaves behind 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank Presbyterian Hospice for the comfort and care given to Helen. A memorial service and reception will be held at French's Mortuary on Saturday, January 15, 2011, from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., at French - Lomas. Her cremains will be placed in the family gravesite on St. Anthony's Cemetery in Johnstown, New York, in the spring of 2011. At that time, a memorial service and reception will be held in Johnstown for family and friends. Notice of this event will be published in the Gloversville Leader-Herald newspaper. Please visit the online guestbook for Helen at: www.RememberTheirStory.com. FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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MARCHAND -- Elaine C. Marchand, 86, passed away on December 30, 2010. She was born November 23, 1924 in New Bedford, Massachusetts to Albert and Helen (McNamara) Luckraft. Before retirement, Elaine was a registered nurse. She graduated from nursing school in 1944 and practiced primarily in hospital settings. She also graduated from Western New Mexico University with a B.A. in economics. She was talented in knitting, sewing, needlepoint, and crochet; was an avid reader; enjoyed crossword puzzles; was a financial whiz from whom many sought advice; loved gardening. She was a volunteer for many years at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, giving tours of the museum. Elaine was a generous supporter of Barrett House in Albuquerque. Elaine was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Walter E. Marchand, M.D. in 1990. She is survived by son Erich, his wife Meryl, and granddaughters Zoe and Kate, all of Santa Fe; daughter Heidi of Albuquerque; sister Dorothy of Rio Rancho; brother Allan of Burnsville, MN; sister Sandra of New Bedford, MA. Burial will take place at the National Cemetery at Ft. Bayard, NM.
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MARTINEZ -- Maria Angelica. The Family of Maria Angelica Martinez would like to thank all the relatives and friends for your kindness and sympathy at a time when it was greatly appreciated. Services Entrusted to: www.salazarandsons.com Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third Street SW 505-247-4124
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MARTINEZ -- Maria Angelica, age 77, passed away December 31, 2010 in a local hospital. She is survived by five nephews: Jonathan Martinez, Christopher Martinez, Gabriel Martinez, Aaron Martinez, and David Gonzales, one brother-in-law; Gilbert Martinez; four sisters-in-law: Helen Martinez, Esther Martinez, Gloria Ortiz and Flora Sandoval, two sisters: Lola Gonzales and Maria Duran. Interment will take place on Monday, January 10, 2011 at 2:30 pm in the Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Salazar and Sons Mortuary 400 Third Street SW Albuquerque, NM 87102 247-4124
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MCCONAGHY -- James William McConaghy. December 4, 1936 - October 16, 2010. The Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, January 16, 2011, at Shamrock's Supply, 2511 San Mateo, NE, beginning at 1:00 p.m. All friends are welcome. Please respond to Tony McConaghy at 366-4859 or Janet (Jan) McConaghy at 293-8169.
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MCLACHLAN -- John T. McLachlan, 88, passed away January 5, 2011. He was born in Denver, CO and has lived in Albuquerque since 1955. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Eva; brother, George McLachlan; sister, Marie Corolla; children, Patricia Francis and husband, Marion, Barbara Davis and husband, Joseph, Michael McLachlan and wife, Linda; nine grandchildren, Stephanie Graveson and husband, Philip, Gwen Marino, Amy Allen and husband, Rod, Steven Wienczkowski, Joetta Maier and husband, Dan, Juliette Glembocki and husband, Jerry, Matthew Davis and wife, Hillary, Jodie Lord and husband, Mark, Erin McLachlan, Thomas Francis, and Edward Francis; 14 great-grandchildren, Zach and Rose Graveson, Jessie and Joseph Marino, Morgan Allen, Ryan, Luke and Jake Maier, Renee and Steven Glembocki, Cassidy, Ava, and Samantha Davis, and Anabelle Lord. John was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather to the many whom loved him. He served in the Navy as Aviation Chief Electronic Technician in the South Pacific during WWII. After that, he worked for over 41 years and retired as District Manager - Real Estate for Mountain Bell. He also served seven years as founder, President and Head Commissioner for the Young America Football League and was very active in the Sandia High School Booster Club. In retirement, John was involved in the Tanoan Country Club HOA as President and Planning Committee member. He was also a member of Annunciation Church. He will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts. A Rosary will be recited Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 6:00 p.m., at French ~ Wyoming Chapel. Mass will be celebrated Monday, January 10, 2011 at 8:30 a.m., at Our Lady of Annunciation Catholic Church, 2621 Vermont St. NE. Interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the Fishback Studio of Dance, 4529 Eubank NE, Albuquerque 87111 or the Jewish Community Center Camp Scholarship Fund, 5520 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, 87109. Please visit our online guestbook for John at www.RememberTheirStory.com Lovingly Pre-planned at FRENCH 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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MEDINA -- Hazel Lydia Medina was born July 14, 1946 and passed away January 5, 2011. A Viewing will take place at Riverside Funeral Home on Monday, January 10, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a Prayer Service to follow at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 10:00 a.m., also at Riverside Funeral Home. Interment is to follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Arrangements in care of RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE 764-9663
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MURPHY -- Mary Lucille (Hegarty) Murphy, age 75, was born in Cliffwood, New Jersey, and died at home on December 28, 2010, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mary grew up in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in economics. At her older brother's prompting, she joined the United States Air Force and, as a commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, was among the first groups of non-medical female officers: her picture was used in recruitment and promotional materials. Mary was sent to Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque and was honorably discharged when she married widower and fellow serviceman Thomas Murphy and instantly became a mother to two-year-old Colleen. Mary was a stay-at-home mom for several years, and then went back to school, earning bachelor's and master's degrees in elementary education from Southeastern State College in Durant, Oklahoma, as did Tom. The family moved to Tohatchi and then Gallup, New Mexico, where Mary taught hundreds of students in 1st, 3rd, and 5th grades. She retired from Stagecoach Elementary School in Gallup in 1994 and moved to Albuquerque. Voracious reader that she was, Mary spent a lot of time at the library, and was especially fond of science fiction, history, and poetry. She kept her mind sharp doing the New York Times crossword puzzle, playing Scrabble, and watching Jeopardy. She loved chocolate, wine, and coffee ice cream! More than anything, she enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great - grandchildren. Mary was preceded in death by her husband Tom; her son Stephen; and her sister Barbara Hegarty Smart. Mary is survived by her seven children: Colleen Tarket (Bill), John (Vicki), Tom (Melinda), Jennifer Murphy-Dye (Brian), Mary Teresa Dyer (Ron), Vincent (Laurajean), and Rosalie Bergamo (Terry); She is also survived by 20 grandchildren: Milt, Jeremy (Chelsea), Sean, Greg (Melissa), Michelle (Ray), Christopher, Phillip, Vanessa, Kevin, Stephen, Laura, Lauren (Randal), Brendan, Connor, Claire, Angela (Joel), Vincent, Rachel (Justin), Michael, and Mia; and eight great-grandchildren: Carson, Logan, Addison, Colin, Keira, Mya, Scott, and Alex; Mary is also survived by brothers, Michael Hegarty of Massachusetts, Charles Hegarty of St. Johnsbury, Vermont; and sister Miriam Hanlon-Weston (Bill) of Bremerton, Washington. A celebration of Mary's life will be held on January 15, 2011 at 6:00 p.m., at Risen Savior Catholic Community, 7701 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, followed by a reception at the family home. You can honor Mary by donating your time, talent, and treasure to your local school or library.
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NAVA -- Juan M. Nava. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all relatives and friends who were so kind and supportive during this time; to Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church; the Casket Bearers, and to those who 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. Juan's care was entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Alameda Mortuary 9420 Fourth Street NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 (505) 898-3160
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OLONA -- Kimberly Rose. The Family of Kimberly Rose Olona would like to thank all the relatives and friends for your kindness and sympathy at a time when it was greatly appreciated. Services Entrusted to: www.salazarandsons.com Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third Street SW 505-247-4124
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PAAK -- Elizabeth Paak A resident of Albuquerque since 1956, Elizabeth was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Lucy Mueller Brueggemann and Joseph Brueggemann. She was married for forty years to Carl E. Paak, professor of art at the University of New Mexico who died in 1991. She was married to Arnold Ronnebeck for ten years until his death in 2007. She is survived by her daughter Lissa Ellen Paak; son-in-law Gordon Henrik Henriksen; son Erick Joseph Paak; daughter-in-law JoAnn Spafford Paak; grandsons, Shane Paak Houston and Kai Ingolf Paak Henriksen; granddaughter Lia Elizabeth Paak Henriksen; stepdaughter Amy Ronnebeck Hall; stepson-in-law Alan Hall; and many friends. Elizabeth was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and, the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Elizabeth (or Beth) was a special education teacher for the Albuquerque Public Schools, a special education coordinator, and, for fourteen years was an elementary school principal, first at John Baker School and then at Zuni Elementary Magnet School. She was president of the Albuquerque Public School Principals Association and was a member of many education organizations. She was active in the field of gifted education and was a founder of the Albuquerque Association for Gifted and Talented Students. She became a strong advocate for magnet schools, computer learning and year-round education. Along with the faculty and parents at Zuni school, and IBM business leaders, Elizabeth developed the first elementary curriculum in Albuquerque to be designated as a district magnet program with computers. Elizabeth was a member of the Rotary Club of Albuquerque and was a docent at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. She was a supporter of the New Mexico Symphony and a member of the First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Unitarian Church, the Albuquerque Museum Foundation, or, the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra. A memorial service will be held at the First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.
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PACHECO -- Trinidad Pacheco, 89, a lifetime resident of Alameda, passed away on January 7, 2011. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by son, Robert Pacheco and wife Linda; daughters, Mary Lou Pacheco and Patricia Salgado all of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Jake and wife Tasha, Vanessa, Damian, Issac and Marcello; great-grandchildren, Quinn, Alyssa, Yasmin, Alexia and Mario. Mr. Pacheco was preceded in death by his wife, Dina in 2006. He was a veteran of WWII having served in the US Army. Rosary will be recited, Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 4:00 p.m., at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church. Funeral mass will be celebrated at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 9502 4th Street NW, Monday, January 10, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd NE. Please visit our online guest book for Trinidad at RememberTheirStory.com. French 9300 Golf Course Rd NW 897-0300
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PATONE -- John L. Patone, 72, our loving father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend, gently passed away after a courageous battle with cancer with his loving family surrounding him. Mr. Patone was born on December 13, 1938, to Salvatore and Rose (Ferreri) Patone of The Bronx, NY. He retired as a Gunnery Sergeant after a 22 year service in the US Marine Corps. He also retired from the NY Police Department. In his retirement, he volunteered at Popejoy Hall at UNM and Lincoln Middle School in Rio Rancho, NM. Mr. Patone loved spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and the local 1013 Retired Police Officers Club where he served as Vice President. He is preceded in death by his father, Salvatore Patone. He is survived by his mother, Rose Patone, of Rio Rancho, NM; loving companion, Rose "Rosie" Rizzo, of Rio Rancho, NM; children: Lynda Kitts and her husband, Stanlee, of Rio Rancho, NM, Denise Knickle and her husband, Harold, of Montreal, Canada, and John Patone, of Rio Rancho, NM; grandchildren: Stephanie Martin and her husband, William, of Rio Rancho, NM and Michael McDougal and his wife, Debra, of Phoenix, AZ; great-grandson, Kane McDougal, of Phoenix, AZ; brother, Gary Patone and wife, Kathy, of Long Island, NY; niece, Kimberly Miller and her husband, Wayne; nephew, Adam Patone; and great-niece, Kayla Patone. The Viewing and Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., on Sunday, January 9, 2011 at Daniels Family Funeral Services, 4310 Sara Road SE, Rio Rancho. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m., also at Daniels Family Funeral Services. The Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Monday, January 10, 2011 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 1502 Sara Road SE, Rio Rancho, NM. Following the Celebration of the Mass, Full Military Honors will be presented by the US Marine Corps. Private inurnment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate donations to the New Mexico Cancer Center, 4901 Lang Ave, NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87109 or to Presbyterian Hospice, 8100 Constitution Place NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. A very special thank you is given to the caring staff at these organizations for their tremendous care, not only for our Dad, but for our entire family. 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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PETERSON -- Ruth E. Peterson went peacefully to her Heavenly Father on Thursday January 6, 2011, the day before her 87th birthday, surrounded by her family. Born on January 7,1924 in Marshall County, West Virginia to Lewis E. and Nina B.Wayt, Ruth grew up in and around Moundsville. She graduated from Moundsville High School where she excelled in academics. She is preceded in death by her parents, and her only sibling, brother Arlo. She met and married the love of her life, Rodney F. Peterson, roller skating at Rock Creek Park in Washington DC where she was working for the Maritime Commission. They were married on May 11, 1947, Mother's Day. They moved to Middlebury, CT and together built their first home. Ruth was a member of the Middlebury Congregational Church. She exercised her sewing talent making choir robes for the Cherub Choir. She was involved in Girl Scouts, volunteering as Cookie Chairman and day camp counselor. She was an excellent cook winning blue ribbons at the county and state level for her apple pie. She could skin and prepare catfish and made the best macaroni and cheese you ever ate (from scratch). Lobster was another of her specialties, even though she didn't eat it herself. She was a lover of kitchen gadgets and had them all. Ruth and her family moved to Los Alamos in 1963 where she was employed by Los Alamos National Laboratory as an Executive Secretary until her retirement in 1984. She was never happier than when spending time with the grandkids, square dancing with the Mountain Mixers and the New Mexico Square Dance Association and travelling all of the continental United States with Rod in their motorhome. She was a whiz at crossword and word jumble puzzles and loved to read, watch Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Rodney; children Susan Byrd and husband Sidney of Belen, Linnea Peterson and husband, Al Munger of Santa Fe, Rodney F. Peterson II and Kris Mooney of Brooksville, FL and Cheryl Lucero and husband Ronald of Los Alamos; nine grandchildren, Jessica, Jenna, Andrew, Heidi, Erica, Jackie, Trevor, Elizabeth and Paul Ann; and three great-grandchildren. Private interment and memorial service will be at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. There will be a gathering for family and friends to celebrate her life Wednesday, January 12, 2011 in Santa Fe at 1:00 pm. Please call 505-660-5297 for directions. The family extends its deepest gratitude to the staff of the Center for Ageless Living in Los Lunas, and her caregivers Maryellen and Tim and Ambercare nurses Amy, Diana and Jessica. Words of comfort may be shared with the family online at www.RememberTheirStory.com. "Well done, good and faithful servant . . . Come and share your master's happiness!" FRENCH 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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PINKERTON -- Donald C. Pinkerton was born February 27, 1930, and passed away November 20, 2010, after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife Clara Joan Pazdral Pinkerton; his three children, Carol (Nick), Eric (Diane) and Beth; his five step-children David (Kathy), Tod, Mark, Jim and Becky (Pat); and numerous step - grandchildren; extended family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth Wolfe Pinkerton and his parents. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Jan. 15, 2011 at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 9315 Candelaria Rd NE, Albuq., NM 87112.
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POLNASZEK -- Daniel P. Polnaszek, 92, a resident of Albuquerque New Mexico for 55 years formerly of Minneapolis, Minnesota passed away on January 5, 2011. He is survived by two sons, Robert and wife Paula, Bill and wife Nancy; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and one brother, Joseph of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Margaret; his son John; mother Bella; and father John; three brothers; Leo, Adam, and Paul and sister Josephine. He was employed at A.C.F. Dow Chemical and General Electric before his retirement. He was a member of The Risen Savior Catholic Community Church. Memorial services will take place on Saturday January 8, 2011 at 3:00 p.m., at Daniels Family Funeral Services, Wyoming Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m., on January 11, 2011 at Risen Savior Catholic Community, 7701 Wyoming Blvd, Albuquerque New Mexico 87109. Following the mass, burial will take place in Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:30 PM. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Alzheimer's Association at 9500 Montgomery Blvd #121 Albuquerque, New Mexico 87111, (800) 777-8155. Those who wish to send condolences may do so at: www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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RESTA -- Robert Cahill Resta died on January 5, 2011. Robert was born at Fort Hamilton, New York, NY, on September 5, 1918 to Rocco Resta and Margaret Cahill Resta. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter Krista M. Resta. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Elizabeth Wetter Resta of Albuquerque, NM; four sons, Mark Cahill Resta and his wife, Rosemary, of San Jose, CA, Richard Zellweger Resta of Albuquerque, NM, Robert George Resta and his wife Victoria, of Corvallis, OR, Dr. Thomas Cahill Resta and his wife Juanita, of Albuquerque, NM; five grandchildren, Micaela, Elena, Rocco, Analiese and Sheldon. Robert spent the majority of his childhood in San Pedro, CA, where his father served as founder and conductor of the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra. During World War II, he was a pilot in the 8th Air Force, England. Decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross and four Air Medals. Using the GI Bill, he received a degree in Political Science from Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA. It was there he met his wife, who worked as a dietitian at the college. He later graduated from the University if Idaho, School of Law. After holding jobs in CA and AZ, he finally settled in Albuquerque after accepting a position at Sandia National Laboratories in 1961. He began his private practice in civil law in Albuquerque in 1962, being a strong advocate of the small business owner, and served as Legal Counsel for the Bernalillo County Sherriff from 1983-1984. Later in life he and his wife enjoyed playing tennis, traveling, gardening and spending tine with their grandchildren. A Memorial Mass will be held at 8:00 a.m., on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at the Aquinas Newman Center, with committal service to follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. 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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RIDER -- Marion Rider, 98, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother passed away on Thursday, December 30, 2010. She is survived by son Allan Rider and daughter- in- law Debbie, of Albuquerque; daughter Kathy Solomon and son-in-law Brian of Sandia Park; daughter Mary Crockett and son-in-law Fred of Casper, Wyoming; seven grandchildren, Gen Canada and husband Roy, Jason Solomon and wife Jennifer, Sarah Erb and husband Christian, Joshua Rider and wife Rebecca, Sue Crockett, James Crockett, and Leanna Crockett; seven great-grandchildren, Jordan, Jenna and Justin Solomon; Andrew, Jessica and Olivia Canada; and Isaiah Erb. Marion was born in Pennsylvania in 1912, and moved to Kansas City, Kansas with her family around 1915. Her family moved to New Mexico in the 1930's due to her mother's poor health. Marion met Harold in Sandia Park where they were married in 1940 and together raised three children. Marion was active in her church and community, and was the treasurer of the Community Church of the Sandia's for over 20 years. Marion always had a great love of reading, and had a large collection of books. Her children all attribute their love of reading to her example. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2011, 4:00 p.m., at French, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, with Roy Canada officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bible of the Month Club, or World Vision. Cremation has already taken place. Please visit our online guestbook for Marion at: RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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ROMO -- Amos Fernando Romo Amos Romo, age 61, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on January 1, 2011 to be with our Lord. He was preceded in death by his mother, Erlinda and his father Alberto. He is survived by numerous relatives. He worked full-time for the IRS in Albuquerque as well as part-time for ARCA. Prior to that he worked for a number of years in the NM banking industry holding positions in Albuquerque, Las Vegas and Taos. A memorial Rosary service will be held on Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Bernadette Church in Albuquerque followed by a funeral mass at St. Bernadette's on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. A reception and potluck style meal will follow in the St. Bernadette Parish Hall.
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SANCHEZ -- Beatrice Libario. In Loving Memory of Beatrice Libario Sanchez She loved the Lord with all her heart, soul and mind. We are made right in God's sight when we trust in Jesus Christ to take away our sins. And we can all be saved in this same way no matter who we are or what we've done -Romans 3:22 NLT. Her family greatly misses her
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SCHINDLER -- Howard B. Schindler June 27, 1943 - January 9, 2009 We love and miss you so much. We think about you always. With love, Erica,Tom, Lexie, Tommy V, David, Debbie, JJ, Amy, and Bella
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SEDILLO -- Georgia "Goga" Sedillo, born May 9, 1938, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 6, 2011. She retired from the State of NM CYFD. Georgia is preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Josephine Chavez; brothers, sisters, and grandson, Anthony. She is survived by her life-partner, Willie Gutierrez; children, Ep Sedillo, Henrietta Sedillo-Vernon and husband, Rod Vernon, Anthony Sedillo, Donna Sedillo and life-partner, Mario Caballero; grandchildren, Shauni Kelly and husband, Jason Kelly, Fermin Sedillo and wife, Angelica Sedillo, Michael Sedillo; Rodney Gurule, and Adam Gurule; siblings, Marcella Perez, Merlin Jojola, Johnny Chavez, Joe Ben Chavez, and Jimmy Chavez; great-grandchildren Robert Sedillo, Nathan Kelly, Alyssa Kelly, Jaycob Kelly, Fermin Sedillo Jr., Jaylyn Kelly, Anthony M. Sedillo, Nico Taylor, Jaxx Gurule, and Aiden Gurule; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other family and friends who loved and will miss her. Services will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, 562 Atrisco Dr, on Tuesday, January 11, 2011. A Rosary will be recited at 8:30 a.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. A Graveside Service will follow at San Jose de Armijo Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St, NW, Abq, NM 87107. 505-343-8008.
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SHARPE -- Barbara Sharpe, loving mom, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, January 6, 2011, surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Glover and husband, Robert, and Merry Lee Flores and husband, Ray; five grandchildren, Tybi, John, Robert, David and Barbara; six great-grandchildren, Kameron, Abigail, Michael, Roman, Madilynne and Talon; and nephew, Charles Trumbly and wife, Karen and family. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Angelo Anthony Garegnani; her husband, Maj. Robert M. Polz; her husband, James J. Sharpe, MD; and her son, Cmdr. Michael Anthony Gary. Barbara was a proud member of the Osage Indian Nation. She was a resident of Albuquerque since 1951, and later became a member of Gold Star Wives and Gold Star Mothers. Barbara's family would like to express their gratitude to Presbyterian Hospice for their loving care and support during this difficult time. A memorial service will be held for Barbara on Friday, January 14, 2011 at 9:00 am at French-Wyoming Chapel. Private interment will follow at 11:30 am at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Barbara's name to Friends in Time, an organization providing assistance for those with ALS, 3900 Osuna Rd. NE, 87109. Please visit our online guestbook for Barbara at www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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SHAW -- Gene Shaw, long-time Albuquerque resident, passed away on Friday, January 7, 2011. Gene was born in San Saba, TX, on December 9, 1914 and lived a blessed life for 96 years. Gene and her husband T.W. Shaw moved to Albuquerque in 1946 from Borger, TX. She was a homemaker while T.W. opened a Laundromat on 4th, Nob Hill Drug, and then later Holiday Bowl. Together, they raised their three children: Tony Shaw, of Kingsland, TX, Sydney Tregembo of Capitan, NM, and Vicki Cook of Hot Springs, AR; She has seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Gene was an exquisite seamstress as well as an avid reader. Until a year ago, Gene played Bridge weekly. She was a dedicated member of the University Church of Christ for over 60 years. Gene was preceded in death by her husband, an infant daughter, her parents, two brothers, two sisters, and one grandson. Friends may visit French ~ University Chapel on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. with interment following at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made in Gene's name to Albuquerque Christian Children's Home, 5700 Winter Haven Dr. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120-2643. Please visit our online guestbook for Gene at: www.RememberTheirStory.com. Lovingly Pre-Planned at FRENCH 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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SIEGLER -- Ruth L. Siegler, an Albuquerque area resident since 1959, died Wednesday, January 5, 2011. She is survived by a daughter, Joanne Pagni and husband Frank of Grants Pass, OR; son, Carl Shearer and wife Sheila of Allentown, PA; grandchildren, Thomas Shearer of Macungie, PA and Lori Cangilose of Grants Pass, OR; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Helen Wieler of Aurora, IL; brothers Robert Darr of Milton, IA and Edward Darr of Dallas, GA; many nieces and nephews; and her best friend of 50 years, Jeanne Koury of Albuquerque. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Milton H. Siegler in 2010. Mrs. Siegler retired from Kirtland AFB as a telephone operator after over 20 years service. Ruth loved her hobbies of knitting, ceramics and candle making. Each year she made decorative candles for the squadron members at Kirtland AFB. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 2:00 p.m., at French-Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd NW. Her cremated remains will be interred along with her husband at Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe. Please visit our online guest book for Ruth at: RememberTheirStory.com. Lovingly Pre-Planned at French 9300 Golf Course Rd NW (505) 897-0300
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SIMS -- Archie M. Sims, a resident of Albuquerque since 1953, passed away at his home on Tuesday, January 4, 2011. He was born in New Augusta, Mississippi on April 21, 1922 to James E. and Laura A. (Lambert) Sims. Archie served his country during World War II in the Army Air Corps with the 4th Combat Cargo Group on the Ledo Road in Burma. He was with the New Mexico Air Guard in Tuy Hoa, Vietnam in 1968 and retired from the "Enchilada Air Force" in 1982. Archie was a 32nd degree Mason for over 50 years and was a member of Temple Lodge 6 and Ballut Abyad Shrine. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eileen. Archie is survived by his son, Andrew; daughter-in-law, Heidi; and daughter, Andrea and her husband, Robert Stone; He is also survived by three grandchildren, Kelly Rojas, Justin Sims, and Aaron Sims; and a great-grandson, Aaron Rojas. A memorial visitation will be held Friday, January 14, 2011 at French - University, starting at 10:15 a.m. A graveside service will follow at 1:00 p.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Please visit the online guestbook for Archie at: www.RememberTheirStory.com. FRENCH 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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SNODGRASS -- Mary Ann Snodgrass died January 6, 2011 at the age of 90. She is survived by her daughters, Nancy T. Snodgrass and Peggy J. Snodgrass; and by her special grand dogs, Ripley and Cody. She was preceded in death by her husband Laurence E. Snodgrass in 1978 after 40 years of marriage. She was the daughter of Carl and Theresa Gross of Chicago, Illinois. Mary was a loving wife and mother and a spectacular cook, who devoted most of her time and energy to her family. She will be dearly missed. Mrs. Snodgrass worked as an executive secretary at Sandia National Laboratories for many years. She will rest with her husband Laurence in the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Because of her tender heart and love toward animals, memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Humane Association, 615 Virginia St SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. Please visit our online guestbook for Mary Ann at RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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STEVENS -- Olivia Stevens of Benson, AZ died in her home on Friday, December 31, 2010 surrounded by many of her closest friends and family. She is survived by her husband Bruce; son Nathan; sisters, Emily and Maria; as well as her mother-in-law Jean Stevens of Albuquerque. Born in Galveston, TX, on April 26, 1950, she and her family moved to Benson in 1991. Her deep love for others was evident in the self-sacrificing spirit she always displayed. All who have known her have been forever changed by her. We look forward to welcoming her back in the resurrection promised in God's word the Bible. A memorial will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at Empire High School in Vail, AZ.
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SUSSILLO -- Christopher. Loved by many in the community and has helped others with his wisdom, big heart and open arms. Only surviving family member, daughter, Rachel Sussillo. Dad, I love you. For memorial services contact Rachel Sussillo at 505-620-5797.
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SWANSON -- Raymond Francis Swanson, originally from Chicago, IL, age 87, passed away December 29, 2010 in Albuquerque, NM. He is survived by his beloved wife, Dorothy nee McCabe; devoted children, Dr. Frances (Rob) May and Meg (Scott) Christenson; loving grandchildren, Paul R. Martello and Gina (Zach) Cormier, and loving in-laws Carol and Gene Rados. He was the beloved uncle of 14 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Florence Swanson; and by his brother, Louis R. Swanson. He was a member of the Greatest Generation and also a proud officer in the 15th Air Force, 463rd Bombardment Group, 775th Bomb Squadron. He was a highly decorated veteran of WWII and a former POW; liberated from Stalag VIIA, Moosburg, Germany. He was a teacher in Chicago for over 35 years. He will live forever in our hearts as our hero. Services will be held Monday, January 10, 2011 at 10:00 a.m., at Risen Savior Catholic Community, 7701 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Please visit our online guestbook for Ray at: www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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THORPE -- Otis C. Thorpe Jr. Happy Birthday to a dad who was just taken away from us much to early. So much still was left for you to see and do with us. Two more grandchildren you didn't get to meet. We miss your voice, laugh, lectures and your famous words, "Tax Free". Continue to watch over us, just as you did while you were here with us. Thank you for being such a wonderful dad/granddad and teaching us so much. We love you and miss you more than words would ever be able to describe.
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TORRES -- Herman. The Family of Herman Torres would like to thank all the relatives and friends for your kindness and sympathy at a time when it was greatly appreciated. Services Entrusted to: www.salazarandsons.com Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third Street SW 505-247-4124
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TOUPAL -- Henry George Toupal Jr., age 80, long time resident of Albuquerque, died Dec. 31,2010 in Scottsdale, A.Z. Henry G. was born in Olivia, MN to Henry A. and Rose (Ocenasek) Toupal, one of four brothers and a sister. Henry retired from the Air Force after 26 1/2 yrs., settling in Albuquerque, N.M. Henry is survived by a brother, Marvin (Lois) of Renville, M.N.; three children: Steve(Marsheila) of Scottsdale, A.Z., David(Kathy) of Albuq., Kathleen of Portland, OR; and five grandchildren. A graveside service will be held in Santa Fe, N.M. at the Santa Fe National Cemetary, on Jan. 21, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.
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VEDDA -- Angelo Augustine Vedda, 81, of Tucson, AZ and formerly of Albuquerque, NM and Cleveland, OH, passed away peacefully on December 2, 2010 in Tucson. Angelo was born November 14, 1929 in Cleveland Ohio to the late Joseph Vedda and Rose Campagna Vedda. He was also preceded in death by his first wife and love of his life, Hattie (Tucker); also two brothers, Angelino and Joseph. Survivors include wife Sally, of Tucson, AZ; daughter Roz of Phoenix, AZ; and sons, Joseph, Michael and Anthony of Dallas/Fort Worth, TX along with their respective spouses Julie, Valerie, Teri and Greg. Angelo was a kind and caring husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, cousin, uncle and friend. A memorial service will be held at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery Chapel on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 10:00 a.m., with interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Angelo's name to the Casa de la Luz Hospice Foundation, 400 West Magee Road, Tucson, AZ 85704.
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WHITEMAN -- H.R. Whiteman, age 96, died peacefully in his sleep on January 4, 2011. Born September 14, 1914 in Franklin, Ohio to H.R. Whiteman, Sr. and Laverna Shawhan, he attended Steele High School and the Dayton Art Institute and graduated in 1933. On February 20, 1937 he married Janet Reaver. He lived in Dayton, Ohio and was the Art Director for the Standard Register Company, the Vice President of Kemper Advertising Agency, and President of H.R. Advertising Art Studio. He retired in 1970 to travel and paint full-time. H.R. was an Eagle Scout, a past President of the Dayton Advertising Club, a member of the Dayton Scottish Rite where he held the rank of 33rd Degree/Meritorious Service, Dayton Blue Lodge, Antioch Shrine Mounted Patrol, Triangle Riders Club, Wally Byam Airstream Club, and a 67-year member of the Dayton Order of FreeMasons. He was a volunteer for the Box 21 Rescue Squad, the Dayton Art Institute - Leonardo League, and the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. He moved to New Mexico at age 88. Survivors include: daughter, Gayle Allen of Dayton, Ohio; granddaughter, Lezle Williams and her husband Todd Williams; great - granddaughter, Emily Williams of Albuquerque, New Mexico; sister-in-law Arline Whiteman; nieces and nephews. H.R. was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Janet Whiteman; and grandson Stephen Le Roy Allen. A Memorial Service will be held at 7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at Salazar & Sons Mortuary In lieu of flowers, please send any contributions in honor of H.R. Whiteman to: A.C.A.T. - Albuquerque Cat Action Team, P.O. Box 51683, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87181 or the Animal Humane Society of New Mexico, 615 Virginia St. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. Arrangements entrusted to SALAZAR & SONS MORTUARY 400 3RD St. SW Albuq, NM 87102
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