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AKERS -- Arthur Akers, age 90, of Albuquerque, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 6, 2011. Art was born on September 23, 1920 in Iowa City, Iowa. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII in Europe and in Northern Africa. He was married to LaVerne Groll in 1949 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church where they both were life-long members. He worked as a security guard on Kirtland Air Force Base and also worked at the commissary as a meat cutter. He is survived by his son, Roger of Portland, Oregon; his daughter, Mary Schiefer of Albuquerque and his granddaughter, Roxanne Schiefer of Albuquerque; his sister, Arlene Farness of Montrose, Colorado and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends; He was preceded in death by his wife, LaVerne on January 14, 2008. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 2:00 p.m., at French - University. Please visit our online guestbook for Arthur at www.RememberTheirStory.com. FRENCH 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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ALONZO -- Josephine. The Family of Josephine Alonzo 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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ANDERSON -- Joseph J. (Andy). The family would like to thank the many friends, neighbors, and relatives who were so kind during our recent loss. We appreciate all the food, the memories, and the cards of sympathy. We are blessed to know so many giving people. May God Bless you for your time, talents and gifts.
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ARCHIBEQUE -- Richard "Dickie" Archibeque, 56, of Albuquerque, NM passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2011, although his cancer was in remission, he left us suddenly due to a heart attack. He was born on August 5, 1954 to Julio and Clorinda Archibeque. He was an avid baseball fan and loved The New York Yankees. In addition, his favorite music was The Beatles. He was preceded in death by brother, Luis Archibeque and mother, Clorinda. He is survived by his wife, Perla of 32 years; father, Julio; three daughters, Marlene and husband Aaron Werts, Victoria and husband Phil Collins and Elizabeth; eight grandchildren, Mariah, Devyn, Tristan, Aidan, Monica, Gavin, Richard and Grayson; sisters, Ramona and husband, Mark Torres, Lorraine and husband, Rob Rogers, Darlene and husband, Eric Maldonado; mother-in-law, Frances Blea and all the Blea family; plus numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; also our pets, Fozzie and Lady. Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at Daniels Family Funeral Service - Carlisle Chapel at 3113 Carlisle Boulevard, NE at 6:00 and the rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at Holy Family Catholic Church at 550 Atrisco SW at 11:00 am, Monday, March 14, 2011. Interment to follow at Mt. Calvary cemetery on 1900 Edith Blvd NE. Pallbearers will be: Jennifer Creek, Amber Mitchell, Aaron Werts, Eric Maldonado, Julian Maldonado and Philip Collins. Please share your condolences, sympathies and memories with the family at: www.danielsfuneral.com Richard's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Service 3113 Carlisle Boulevard, NE Albuquerque, NM 87110 (505) 884-1188
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ATTERIDG -- Linda S. Atteridg, age 50, passed away at her home in Albuquerque, NM on Sunday, March 7, 2011. Linda was born at the Ideal Hospital in Endicott, New York on July 26, 1960. She attended Binghamton North High School and received her associates degree from Broome Community College. She pursued further education in human resources and counseling. Her other interests included, hiking and skiing and Linda had a special love for animals. Linda was preceded in death by her mother, Eleanor Atteridg (October 28, 2009). She is survived by her father; Robert, sister; Pamela Warner and nephew, Matthew and niece, Jennifer Warner all in Raleigh, North Carolina. Memorial Services will be held on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 2:00pm in the Carlisle chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Service, 3113 Carlisle Boulevard, NE. Albuquerque, NM. (505) l884-1188. In lieu of flowers, please send your donations to the NMSPCA, P. O. Box 50447, Albuquerque, NM. 87181. Please share your condolences, sympathies and memories with the family at: www.danielsfuneral.com Linda's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Service 3113 Carlisle Boulevard, NE Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110 (505) 884-1188
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BILDERBECK -- Janet Bilderbeck Memorial service to be held Monday, April 11, 2011 at La Vida Llena. 10501 Lagrina de Oro NE at 3:00 p.m.
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BLACKBURN -- Stanley Blackburn Jr., 93, died March 9, 2011 after a brief illness. He is survived by his sons, Robert L Blackburn and wife Melissa, Stanley E "Ted" Blackburn and John A Blackburn and wife Pam; grandchildren: Danielle Darpli and husband John, Curtis Alexander and wife Michelle, Rachel Acosta and husband Joe, and Karen Carr and husband Jeff and numerous great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Roberta Savage, Hazel Morgan and Wilma Hatz and many other family and friends. Mr. Blackburn worked for the US Department of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife as a regional personnel officer before retiring in 1973. He loved music and enjoyed playing the guitar, banjo and also singing. Stanley and Vesta had the opportunity to go camping and fishing many times in New Mexico. He was a life member of Temple Lodge #6 AF & AM, the Ballut Abyad Shrine Temple and past worthy Patron of Ada Chapter #5 of the Order of the Eastern Star as well as a member of St Johns United Methodist Church since 1961. Services will be Thursday, 10:00 a.m., March 17, 2011 at French - Lomas location. Private burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may visit Wednesday, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., also at French. Memorial contributions may be made to St Johns United Methodist Church, 2626 Arizona St. NE Please visit our online guestbook for Stanley at RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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BOULOY -- Deodato Juan Bouloy, "Dato", was born on September 4, 1927, to Louise Burn Bouloy and Julio Bouloy, Jr. in British Honduras (Belize). Sent with his two brothers to the United States for a better education, Dato graduated from Regis High School in Denver, Colorado. After honorably serving in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, he returned to Denver, where he married Suzanne Young, who survives him after fifty-eight years of marriage. A devoted Catholic, and a member of Annunciation Parish for 45 years, his favorite daily devotion was saying the rosary; he kept it with him always. Dato, whose favorite past-time was meeting and visiting with people, was a natural salesman, and had a long career working for Mirro Aluminum Corporation, the Knights of Columbus, and Heads Up Landscaping, retiring at age 78. During these years, Dato made many friends, who will remember his signature greeting "Hi guy", and his kindly farewell, "God Bless You". In addition to his wife Suzanne, Dato is survived by his brother, Lewis Bouloy and wife, Jo of Sacramento, CA; his sons Greg and wife Kathleen, Brian and wife Carol, all of Albuquerque; Raymond and wife Marianne of Austin, TX; and daughter Claire and husband Step Dobyns of Santa Fe. Dato is also survived by ten grandchildren: Kaitlin, Sarah, Jonathan, Brooke, Jacob, Joshua, Bryce, Jared, Brhett and Chase. The Bouloy Family is in gratitude to long-time friend, Audrey Northrop, who faithfully brought Dato communion during his long confinement. A Rosary will be tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the Reflection of Life Chapel (Washington and Cutler NE). Mass will be Monday at Annunciation Catholic Church at 8:30 a.m. with his grandsons and dear friends Gary Mallory and Gene Kastelic serving as pallbearers. The Burial will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. To Dad and Papa, we all love you and will miss you, and May God Bless You. Special thanks to all his caregivers. Please visit Dato's online guestbook at www.Reflectionoflife.com. REFLECTIONS Funerals & Life Celebrations Louis & Gloria Salazar 2400 Washington Street NE 884-5777
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BRONNER -- Elizabeth (Betty) Bronner, a resident of Albuquerque, went to be with our Lord Jesus Christ, Friday morning, March 11, 2011. She was born in Galesburg, Illinois, May 11, 1921, to Vern and Celia Anderson and was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters, Charlotte, Pauline, Gloria Mary and her brother Vincent. Her husband, Robert Allen, of sixty-six years, survives as do her daughters, Judy Moore, Diana Koester and son-in-law, Larry Koester. She has four grandchildren, Cameron (Jill), Alexandra (Calvin), Chase (Trisha), Christopher (Alissa) and eight great-grandchildren. She loved to cook, loved playing bridge, enjoyed golf and enjoyed swimming every day at the YMCA with Robert and her friends. She was a member of Immanuel Presbyterian Church. Betty and her family wanted to thank everyone at Manzano del Sol Good Samaritan Village for their loving care. She will miss all of them very much. Memorial Services are pending and ennichment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Betty was a wonderful wife and mother and faithful friend, and she will be loved and missed each and every day. Lovingly Pre-planned at FRENCH 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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BUSSELL -- Dorothy R. Bussell, 91, passed away on March 6, 2011. To view funeral information or leave a condolence please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Dorothy's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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CARDENAS -- Lucy Cardenas. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all relatives and friends who were so kind and supportive during this time; to 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 visit www.danielsfuneral.com . Lucy'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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CHAVEZ -- David Chavez Jr. passed away with his family at his side on Friday, March 11, 2011. David was born in Albuquerque on July 31, 1929. He was preceded in death by his son, Darren Mark Chavez and his sister Emma Wilkinson. David leaves behind his beloved wife of 59 years, Vi Nichols Chavez; his sons, David Chavez and wife Sandra, Eric Chavez and wife Kirsten. David was a grandfather to Rheanna Chacon, Eli Chavez, Amanda Chavez and Megan Chavez. He was also a great-grandfather to Alexandra Chacon and Samantha Chacon. David Chavez was a proud member of the United States Marine Corps, having served in the Korean War where he received a Purple Heart for being wounded in action. David was a teacher for over 30 years with Albuquerque Public Schools, finishing his career at Highland High School. He was a member of the Rio Grande Carving Club and enjoyed the time he spent there. David was dearly loved and will not soon be forgotten. His family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of the VA Health Center for the care they gave to him. Friends and family are invited to a memorial service on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 10:00 AM at French - Lomas Chapel along with USMC honors. A reception is to follow the service at French. In lieu of flowers a memorial contribution may be made to Toys for Tots. "Our Country is in mourning, 'cause a mud Marine passed away." Please visit the online guestbook for Mr. Chavez at www.remembertheirstory.com FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 505-275-3500
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DELARA -- Elmer DeLara, age 62, beloved and devoted son and brother, completed his journey on this earth and entered into Eternal Life with the Lord on Monday, Friday March 11, 2011. He was a life long resident of Placitas, NM, where he was a member of Las Placitas Presbyterian Church. Elmer loved horses; enjoyed fishing, listening to music, Western Movies, and going for wood in the mountains with the family. He recycled aluminum cans crushing them with a block. And you can always be sure that Elmer would wear his cowboy hat. He was preceded in death by his father, Antonio DeLara. Elmer is survived by his loving mother, Reyna DeLara and step-father, Herman Chavez; his sister, Judy DeLara; brothers, Harvey DeLara and wife Elaine, Curtis DeLara and Shelden DeLara, Sr. and his wife Eva; his maternal grandmother, Grace Trujillo; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Elmer will be greatly missed by all. Visitations will be today (Sunday) from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services-Alameda Mortuary. Funeral Services will be conducted Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Las Placitas Presbyterian Church in Placitas, NM, with Pastor Drew M. Henry, officiating. Interment will follow at San Antonio de Las Huertas in Placitas, NM. Casket bearers will be Shelden DeLara, Jr., Vincent DeLara, Sr., Greg Kraft, Sr., Chris Torres, Jacob Arellano, and Dino Farfan. Those who wish to express their condolences may visit www.danielsfuneral.com . Elmer'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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DURAN -- Melecia Valdez Duran, age 69, beloved and devoted mother, grandmother, and sister, completed her journey on this earth and entered into Eternal Life with the Lord, Friday, March 11, 2011. She was born in La Jara, NM and was a resident of Albuquerque. Melecia was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church; and enjoyed working with ceramics. She was preceded in death by her parents, Augustine and Rosa (Casaus) Valdez. Melecia is survived by her loving daughters, Shirley Duran, Dina Duran, Donna Roth and husband Thomas; her precious grandsons, Zachary and Alexander Roth who she loved so much; her sister, Nancy Pacheco and husband Tony; three nephews, Anthony, Randy and Eddie Pacheco; many relatives and friends. Melecia will be greatly missed by all. Visitations will be Monday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Santo Nino Catholic Church in La Jara, NM, where a rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at the Santo Nino Church. Interment will follow at the La Jara Community Cemetery. Casket Bearers will be Anthony Pacheco, Randy Pacheco, Eddie Pacheco, Thomas Roth, Robert Valdez, and Elmer Martinez. Honorary Bearers will be Zachary Roth, Alexander Roth and Eddie Pacheco, Jr. Those who wish to express their condolences may visit www.danielsfuneral.com . Melecia'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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ERDMAN -- Virginia Gertrude Erdman, 94, a resident at Salt River Nursing Home in Shelbina, MO for the past four years, went to be with the Lord at noon on March 7th, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Guilford Erdman. She is survived by her sister, Margaret Collins of Shelbina, MO; niece, Trudy Collins-Cervantes, Albuquerque, NM; nephews, C.W. Lair and wife Dorothy of Quincy, IL, and Bob Collins and wife Monica, St. Louis, MO; eight great nephews and their families and many dear friends. Virginia was born October 31, 1916 in Bethel, Missouri in the family historical home "Elim" where she resided until she graduated from Bethel High School in 1934. She was awarded a two-year scholarship at the Conservatory of Music at Christian College in Columbia, MO where she graduated and went on to receive her degree in education from Culver Stockton University in Canton, MO. Virginia taught school many years in Missouri before relocating to Albuquerque, NM in 1955 with her husband Guilford. After teaching at Sunset Mesa School, she saw the great need for kindergartens in New Mexico. The Erdman's opened their own private school in 1960, "The Little Corral Kindergarten" which they owned and operated for twenty years and continue to be loved and remembered by their many students. Virginia was a faithful member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Albuquerque for fifty years where she served the Lord with her gifts of song and teaching. She was devoted to the P.E.O. sisterhood for seventy one years both in Missouri and New Mexico. The Erdman's were charter members of Chaparral Chapter of FMCA and enjoyed traveling and camping with their motor homes. Virginia was an avid gardener and loved cooking and entertaining and spending time with her loved ones. She will be flown back to New Mexico where she will lay in state at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family on Sunday, March 13, 2011 form 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Interment will be at Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe, New Mexico with a graveside service 11:00 a.m. on Monday, 14, 2011. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 3715 Silver Ave SE 87108. Please visit our online guestbook for Virginia at RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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FISHER -- Bree-Ann Fisher, 17, passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2011. She was born September 4, 1993 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Angelique and Burt. Bree-Ann is survived by her parents, Angelique and Burt; brother, Damien; great-grandmother, Joyce; grandfather, Burt Sr.; grandmothers, Barbara and Cathy; aunts, Brenda, Brandie, Sara, Katherine (preceded); uncles, Steve, John and Bill; several cousins; boyfriend, Dylan and numerous friends and loved ones. Bree-Ann loved wearing black and wanted to move to China when she became an adult. This is a tremendous loss and Bree-Ann will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. A viewing will be 5:00 pm with services beginning at 6:00 pm, Monday, March 14, 2011 at Daniels Family Funeral Services, Wyoming Chapel. Donations for the family can be made at the Sandia Speedway, 100 Speedway Blvd. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87121, 505-352-8888. To view funeral information or leave a condolence please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Bree-Ann's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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FULWILER -- Aileen M. Fulwiler, beloved mother, grandmother and friend passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2011. She was born Aileen Marcella Feakes on August 30, 1925 in Pine River, MN where she was raised on a farm and then attended Teacher's College. After teaching grades 1-8 in a one room rural Minnesota "country school" for four years, she left the country life for San Diego, CA where she worked as an inspector for Honeywell in the production of B-36 airplanes during WWII. After transfer to Fort Worth, TX with Honeywell, she met her husband, Hal, who came complete with two boys, Cal and Rey, and a daughter, Suzi. Aileen, Hal, and boys moved to Pensacola, Florida where they opened a mobile home sales business, but missing the mountains of NM, Hal soon brought his family to Questa, NM where they bought "Cottonwood Park", a fishing resort with cabins on the banks of the Red River. During their 13 years there, they became parents of a boy, Jeff, and a girl, Debbie. In 1971, they moved to Albuquerque and started another business, "Potteryland", which they operated until retirement. Aileen loved to play golf, fish, garden, and read. She was especially eager to babysit her grandchildren when they were young. While raising her own children, she was an avid volunteer in the schools, libraries, girl scouts, and community hospitals, all while working alongside her husband in their businesses. She also worked for the Social Security Administration in Albuquerque for ten years. She was always there for her friends and family and was an inspiration in her strong faith in God and giving spirit. Aileen is survived by her son, Jeff and her daughter, Debbie Saunders, both of Albuquerque; stepson, Rey Fulwiler, and wife Julie of Edgewood, stepson Cal Fulwiler of Lake Tahoe, NV, stepdaughter, Suzi Houston of Biloxi, MS; grandchildren Steve and Sam Saunders of Albuquerque, Scott and Grant Fulwiler of Seattle, step-grandaughter, Elizabeth Sanchez and husband Levi of Edgewood, and several other step-grandchildren who reside out of state. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hal; her parents; and her brothers Harold and Bruce Feakes. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Stephens United Methodist Church, 4601 Juan Tabo Blvd NE. There will be a viewing and visiting time at the church before the ceremony beginning at 2:00 p.m. Following the burial at Sunset Memorial Park, a reception will be held at La Vida Llena Retirement Center, 10501 Lagrima De Oro, NE. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St Stephens United Methodist Church. Please visit our online guestbook for Aileen at www.RememberTheirStory.com. FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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GILL -- Ruby (aka Bunny or Rabbit) Gill, 84, passed away in her home surrounded by her loving family Friday morning, March 11, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Edward (Dick) and son Timothy. She is survived by her daughters, Kathy Cato and husband Wayne, Debi Garcia and Amy Rizor; along with six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews. Services will be Thursday, March 17, 2011 at French ~ University Chapel at 10:00 a.m. with the burial to follow at 1:30 p.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks to please send donations to the Ambercare Hospice Foundation, Inc., P. O. Box 1610, Belen, NM 87002. Please visit our online guestbook for Ruby at www.RememberTheirStory.com. Lovingly Pre-Planned at FRENCH 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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GREEN -- Mable L. Green, 83, long time resident of Albuquerque, passed away on March 11, 2011. She is survived by her daughters, Nettie L Condit and Evelyn Green; two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Mable was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace R. Green, in 1998. Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held. Should friends desire, memorial contributions in Mable's name may be made to the charity of your choice. Lovingly Pre-planned at FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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GREER -- Toby A. Greer, 80, died March 9, 2011. He is survived by his son, Rob Greer; daughter, Janice Brown and husband Tony; stepson, Ron Buzzard and wife Lynn; sister, Edith Gibson; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; other family and friends. Toby was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and six siblings. He had a great time with his coffee club friends. Cremation has taken place and a private gathering will be held. Please visit our online guestbook for Toby at RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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GUEST -- Suzanne "Susie" Guest, 69, a longtime resident of Albuquerque, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2011 surrounded by her family. Susie is survived by her husband of 48 years, Jack; children, Randy Guest and wife, Cindy, Jennifer Guest, Vicki Lease and husband, Randy, and Rick Guest and wife, Tihesha, all of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Amber, Clayton, Caitlin and Chase; sister-in-law, Patsy Guest; sister, Sandra Rivas; and numerous other family members and friends. Susie was predeceased by her parents, Joe and Betty Cowles and brother, Dougie. She was born on January 31, 1942 in Kalamazoo, MI. Susie graduated from Highland High School in Albuquerque in 1961. She married Jack in Albuquerque on June 28, 1963. Susie took great joy and pride in raising her family! She loved decorating for holidays and watching her children and grandchildren play sports. Susie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at French ~ Wyoming Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Lung Association in New Mexico, 5911 Jefferson St. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. Please visit our online guestbook for Susie at www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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HAYMAN -- Dorothy Mae Hayman nee Graybill, age 96, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on March 4, 2011. She was born in Paris, Texas in 1915 and after her marriage to Sydney (Red) Hayman in 1936 they moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico. They moved to Albuquerque in 1942 and established the Highland Pharmacy across from the old Albuquerque High School. Dorothy was an active member and leader at the First Baptist Church and more recently at the Highland Baptist Church. She was a member of the Daughters of the Nile, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Albuquerque Country Club. She was an accomplished designer and seamstress, enjoyed socializing and hosting events, playing golf, and was an avid world traveler. Preceding her in death were her husband and son, William (Bill) Hayman. Surviving is her daughter, Sara Stevenson and husband, James; son, Arthur Hayman and wife, Tammy; six grandchildren, Brad Stevenson, Tiffany Wheeler-Bjelke, Jill Stevenson, Trevor Stevenson, Virginia Barber, and Elizabeth Hayman. She is also survived by nine great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on on Monday, March 14, 2011, 2:00 p.m., at Highland Baptist Church, with a reception to follow. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Highland Baptist Church, 417 Palamos SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108 or a church or charity of your choice would be appreciated. Please visit our online guest book for Dorothy at www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 1111 University Blvd. NE (505)-843-6333
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HILL -- Donna Robinson Hill passed away peacefully on March 7, 2011. She was preceded in death by Victor Linville Hill, beloved husband of sixty five years, as well as by an infant daughter, her brother, and her sister. Born in Corinth, Kentucky on May 26, 1912 to Dr. O.W. and Lula Pet Robinson, Donna Hill led a life characterized by love of family and friends. After graduating from Asbury College in 1932 with a degree in Latin, Donna earned her Masters' Degree in Primary Education at the University of Kentucky, where she met Vic, who was studying Mining Engineering. They were married in October 1937, with Donna's father, a Methodist minister, performing the ceremony. Vic's work took them to many areas, including Tennessee, California, Wyoming, New Mexico, Canada, and North Dakota. At each home, Donna was active in her community and her church. In addition to teaching several generations of second graders, Donna was president of local AAUW, PTA, and church groups. Her volunteer activities included working for her local ration board during WWII, working with therapy groups, delivering Meals on Wheels, and teaching Sunday School. An avid bridge player and reader who enjoyed crossword puzzles and word games, Donna was inquisitive and appreciative of a good story. Donna Hill loved her family dearly and they always came first in her life. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, William R. Hill and Michele Wolfgram, of Prescott, Arizona; her daughter, Vicki Lynn Hill, of Dallas, Texas; her granddaughter, Elizabeth; her future grandson-in-law, Nathan; and her great-grandchildren, Ezra and Lily, of Albuquerque, NM; as well as nieces, nephews, and great-grand nieces and nephews around the country. Donna met and kept dear friends all over the county. Everywhere she lived, she became someone people sought out and confided in. She often said, "I love people and I enjoy learning about them." In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Asbury University (1 Macklem Drive, Wilmore, KY, 40390-1198), Hospice Compassus, or the charity of your choice. The family will hold a private memorial service in Kentucky later this year.
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HISE -- Jeanne. Aunt Jeanne Hise, 88, a resident of Albuquerque for 69 years, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 10, 2011. She is survived by her son, Robert Charles Hise and wife, Catherine; her "Baby Girlz" Zada-Jeanne Allison Hise; sister, Patt Klein; nieces, Kathy Butler and husband, Nick and Linda Potter; nephews, Tom Klein and wife, Mandy of Phoenix, Randy Hise and wife, Shaneie; great niece, Kaitlyn Klein-Sutton; great nephew, Tommy Klein-Sutton and many other nieces, nephews and family. Aunt Jeanne was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years Uncle Charlie Hise. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ. Aunt Jeanne worked for many years at Menaul High School. A service will be held on Monday, March 14, 2011, 12:00 noon, at French - University Chapel. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, 924 Menaul Blvd NE. Please visit our online guestbook for Aunt Jeanne at www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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JONES -- Myrlin J. Jones, 84, a resident of Albuquerque since 1966, passed away from complications of a stroke on Tuesday, March 8, 2011. She loved all her family. She loved to read non-fiction and was a bowling fanatic. Myrlin was preceded in death by her husband, Carlton M. Jones in 1977 and will now rejoin him at Santa Fe National Cemetery. She is survived by her two daughters Linda and her husband George Patterson and Casandra Jones; grandchildren Casey Patterson and his wife Angela, Mindi Copeland, and Elizabeth and her husband Brian Blevins; great-grandchildren Nicholas and Britani Copeland, Ayla, Tyler and Aidan Blevins; her sisters Nita English, Grace McCain and husband J.C. McCain, Lillian Nowak and husband Jimmy Nowak; sister-in-law Carmie Coffield; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Thursday, March 17, 2011, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at French ~ Lomas. Service will be Friday, March 18, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at French Lomas Chapel. Interment will be at 1:00 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook for Myrlin at RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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KING-JACKSON -- Mary E. A Celebration of Life for Mary E. King-Jackson, 83, will be held on March 14h, 2011 at Grant Chapel A.M.E. Church, 7920 Claremont, N.E., at 11:30 a.m. This loving mother, wife, sister, aunt and friend to many passed away peacefully, at home, the morning of March 8, 2011 going on to be with the Lord. Mary Jackson was born in New Albany, IN, where she was fondly known, from childhood as "Itsy". Mary K, as her husband has always fondly called her, will always be remembered as a strong, loving, independent woman, often with aspirations and dreams that were ahead of her time. She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Bennie M. Jackson; daughters, Marsha K. Hardeman and Catherine K. Lucas and husband, Eddie L. Lucas; sons, Marshall H. King and Jonathon M. King; grandchildren, Kenna L. Moreland and husband, Rev. John A. Moreland, Quentin A. Lucas, Jessica E. Hardeman, and Colin Paige Lucas; sister, Margaret I. Durham; four great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews, numerous other family members and friends. Mary also loved as her own Terry, Nancy, Jackie and Kenneth Jackson, along with their children who also knew her love from their "Gran". You are invited to visit our Online Guest Book for Mary E. King-Jackson at www.RememberTheirStory.com. FRENCH 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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KOONTZ -- Francis Clare Koontz passed away on March 11, 2011, in Corrales with her family at her side after a courageous battle against cancer. She was born on November 25, 1951, in Albuquerque, NM and grew up in Corrales, NM. She attended high school in Ft. Sumner, NM and received her bachelor's degree at the University of New Mexico. After teaching for several years in New Mexico and Arizona, she moved to Texas in 1978 where she operated the Koontz/Baylor Ranch in Montell, TX, for 15 years prior to earning her Juris Doctorate from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, TX at the age of 45. She worked as an assistant public defender in the US Public Defender's Office in San Antonio until her recent retirement. Clare was a beautiful person, a true "free spirit" who cared deeply and worked diligently for the rights of the underprivileged and who truly made a difference in making the world a better place. She touched many lives through her kindness and generosity as well as those with whom she shared her delicious creations from her kitchen. She is survived by her parents, Jasper and Ella Dee Koontz of Corrales; her brother, Jim and his wife, Marilee of Ft. Sumner; her brother Court and his wife, Anne of Corrales; her nephew, Clay Koontz and his wife, Lisa of Albuquerque; her nephew, Justin Koontz and his wife, Taylor of Lubbock, TX; his nephew, Jasper Koontz of Chandler, AZ; her nephew Courtenay W. Koontz of Corrales; two great-nephews, one great-niece and many very close friends. A memorial and celebration of her life will be held at the home of her parents in Corrales on Saturday, March 19, 2011, at 4:00 p.m. and in Montel, TX on the "creek" on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Partners in Health (www.pih.org) and to the Friends of the Corrales Library Endowment Fund(www.corraleslibrary.org). Those who wish to send condolences may do so at: www.danielsfuneral.com. Clare's care has been entrusted to Daniels Family Funeral Services, Rio Rancho, NM.
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LEWIS -- Arlantha Lewis. The Family of Arlantha Lewis 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 -- Alice N. Martinez. The Family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all relatives and friends who were so kind and supportive during this time in their lives; 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. Alice's care was entrusted to: Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover S.W. Albuquerque, NM 87102 505-243-5222
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MCCAIN -- Edward McCain, 57, a resident of Albuquerque, NM passed away peacefully Thursday, February 10, 2011 and has joined his parents, E.D. and Izella McCain and brother, Ken in God's kingdom. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Patricia McCain; two daughters, Michelle McCain of Austin, TX, Jessica McCain of Albuquerque; one brother, Tom McCain of Albuquerque, NM; one sister, Pam Sickler and husband Terry of Pine, CO; sister-in-law, Patty McCain of Farmington; numerous friends. Edward was born in Paris, IL and graduated from Sandia High School in Albuquerque. After graduation, he attended TVI and became an accomplished Welder and proudly helped build sites in and around the Albuquerque area. He was a 13 year member of the NM Pipefitter Trade Union, #412. Edward proudly served his country with the Navy during the Viet Nam war and was assigned to the USS Bradley. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, March 18, 2011 at Calvary Chapel of Albuquerque, 4001 Osuna Road NE, Albuquerque, NM. Interment will follow services at 3:00 p.m., Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Ed's name to UNM Cancer Research & Treatment Center, 900 Camino De Salud NE, Albuquerque, NM 87131, 505-272-2114 or The American Heart Association, 2201 San Pedro Drive NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, 505-884-0241. To view funeral information or leave condolences please visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Edward's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Sara Road Chapel 4310 Sara Road SE Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124 505-892-9920
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MENDEZ -- Marlene Coca Mendez, 47, born January 20, 1964 in Albuquerque passed away March 7, 2011. Marlene was preceded in death by her mother, Rose Coca; father, Leo Coca; Tia Marty; cousin, Jackie; and friend, Bernadette Jaramillo. She is survived by her children, Joseph and girlfriend Tima and John Mendez; the children's father and friend, JayDee Mendez; her loving sister, Rosalie Coca Garcia; her caring and loving boyfriend, Anthony Sanchez; nephews, Dominic, Gabriel, Alex and Estevan; siblings, Lucilla, Priscilla, Nancy and Maxine, Tony, Paul and Floyd; special friend, Patricia Lucero. Services will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at Sacred Heart Church, 412 Stover SW, ABQ, 9:00 a.m. Rosary will be recited by Juan Sandoval and Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. performed by Deacon Robert Vigil. For memorial contributions please contact Patricia Lucero at 505-489-0943. My sister Marlene is a special person who was loved by many. She had many friends, past and present. Her beautiful sense of humor would make anyone laugh on a rainy day. Her battle is over and it gives us, her family, peace that she left us with a tear in her eye and a smile on her face! We will miss you, Marlene, but we know you're our guardian angel. We love you!
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MEYER -- William J. Meyer passed away on Thursday, March 10, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife Sue, daughters and sons-in-law (Sue and Richard Broemmer, Melissa and David Jessen, Melinda and Mike Buck), seven beloved grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, sister Betty McDonald, sister-in-law Mary Meyer, many nieces and nephews, dear family friend Sybil Floyd, and his devoted dog Trouble. A private memorial service will be held to celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers or gifts, his family encourages those who are interested to make a donation to support the medical work his grandson Chris has been doing in Malawi. Please visit the World Altering Medicine website at www.worldalteringmedicine.org/donate/ and indicate that the gift is in memory of Bill Meyer, intended for the Lilongwe Pediatric Emergency Fund.
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MILLER -- Rhea M. Miller was born January 8, 1916 and passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2011. Family was the most important thing to her. She was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and a friend and confidant to many people. She is survived by one daughter, Cindy L. Miller; one granddaughter, Paige R. MacCutcheon; one sister, Kathleen Davidson; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Terrance B. Miller; her mother, father, and ten of her siblings. Rhea was dearly loved by everyone that knew her and will be sorely missed, but never forgotten. The family wishes to thank all of the staff at The Woodmark at Uptown for their loving care of Rhea during the past two years. She truly felt "at home" there. Also, thank you to Hospice of the Sandias for making Rhea's last days comfortable. Services will be held Thursday, March 17, 2011, 10:30 a.m., at the Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum Chapel, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Entombment will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to either the Alzheimer's Association, 9500 Montgomery NE, Suite 209, Albuquerque, NM 87111 or Hospice of the Sandias, 105 Hospital Loop NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. Please visit our online guestbook for Rhea at www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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MORRISON -- Patricia Kelly Morrison, 88, died peacefully at home on Sunday, March 6, 2011. She is survived by her children, Betsy Morrison of Albuquerque, John Morrison and wife Joanna of Henderson, NV, and Patty Ann Morrison of Sonora, CA; her brothers, John Kelly of Harwich, MA, and Joseph Kelly and wife Suzanne of Glendora, CA; her grandchildren, Frog Rainbowstar, wife Dawn and foster children Katelynn and Adam of Florissant, CO, Jacob Dixon of Tijeras, NM, and great-granddaughter Layla Dixon, Elizabeth Wirth, husband Billy and great-granddaughter Amelia Kelly Wirth of Henderson, Rachel Michel, husband Justin and great-granddaughter Allison Jane Michel of Unterfraundor, Germany, Nicholas Morrison and wife Jessica of Anaheim, CA, and Andrew Morrison of Henderson; and great-grandson Shean Rainbowstar, of Gunnison, CO. Pat was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Donald Morrison; parents, Aileen and Joseph Kelly; sister-in-law Katherine Kelly and grandson Joseph Dixon. A homemaker, reader, patient listener, wise counselor, champion of women and children, and perceptive observer of human nature and global events, Pat was a lifelong Democrat, self-effacing, witty, compassionate, and generous beyond belief. In accordance with her wishes, there will not be a memorial service. Friends are invited to visit with the family at Pat and Betsy's home between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 19th. (Further information is available by writing to betsym712@gmail.com) In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be sent to Planned Parenthood of New Mexico, 719 San Mateo NE, Albuquerque 87108, or UNICEF, 125 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038.
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PEROVICH -- Evangeline S. Perovich, 90, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 following a long illness. Born to J.M. & Candelaria Sandoval on September 1, 1920, Evangeline grew up in Corrales, NM. A graduate of Albuquerque High School, Evangeline was secretary to the chief of Veterans Educational Program where she met her husband, Steve. Following her marriage, Evangeline remained at home to raise their daughters and help her husband with their apple farm. Evangeline is survived by her daughters: Regina Moynihan (Tim) and Christine Voliva (Tom White) of Albuquerque; her grandson: Steve Moynihan (Lora) of Wheaton, IL; granddaughters: Stephanie Moynihan of Seattle, WA; and Amy Voliva of Scottsdale, AZ. She is also survived by her caregiver, Tseten Youdon (Pempa) as well as extended relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband, Steve Perovich and son-in-law John Voliva. In lieu of flowers the family prefers donations be made to Ambercare Hospice, 2129 Osuna Rd. NE 87113. Evangeline, or "Grandma", as she was affectionately called by everyone, will always be remembered as a kind, caring and giving person whose smile will be missed by all. The family wishes to thank their many friends and relatives who reflected on her Life. Your sympathy and thoughtfulness will always be gratefully remembered and deeply appreciated. Please visit Evangeline's online guest book at: www.Reflectionoflife.com. REFLECTIONS Funerals & Life Celebrations Louis & Gloria Salazar 2400 Washington Street NE 884-5777
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PICHARDO -- Jonas R. March 13, 1995 to July 23, 1999 Happy Birthday to my little man. Love you always and miss you, Nana
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REID -- Richard "Dick" S. C. Reid, 95, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 27, 2011. He is survived by his loving daughter, Marion Reid and husband, Chris Brooks, of Boulder, CO; devoted son, Richard S. Reid of Arlington, VA; and grandson, Sgt. Adam C. Reid, USMC, of North Carolina. Other surviving family includes his sister, Eleanor Fetters of Michigan, and a multitude of nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 51 years, Sydney Bryan Reid; his siblings, Conrad, George, and Alice. Born February 18, 1916 in Washington, DC, Richard's family moved to a farm in Port Deposit, MD where he helped on the farm with his brothers and sisters, and then attended Tome Prep School. He earned his Bachelor's degree at the University of Maryland where he was active in the Army ROTC. Then, like so many of the "Greatest Generation", he joined the US Army at the beginning of World War II and went to Ft. Benning, GA for basic training. He then joined the Army Air Corps and trained as a fighter pilot. He fought valiantly for his country, flying a P47 fighter over war torn Europe, and on one occasion had to bail out of his burning aircraft over Nazi occupied France. He spent 63 days evading the enemy before being reunited with allied forces. After the war and a brief career with American Airlines, Richard became an Air Traffic Controller in Washington, DC in 1953, and was a true pioneer of the profession. In 1958 he moved his family to Albuquerque where he finished his career as a controller and retired in 1976. A resident of the city for 63 years, Dick was an avid outdoorsman and loved spending his spare time hiking and camping throughout New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado. He hiked in and out of the Grand Canyon many times, well into his sixties, and made countless exploratory trips in the Sandia Mountains with his good friend, Royce Fletcher. He was also an accomplished tennis player, and won many senior doubles tournaments throughout the Southwest. Dick was a long time member of the NM Mountain Club leading many hikes and backpacks with the organization including a weekly walk for seniors every Saturday morning. He also volunteered for Meals on Wheels, drove cancer patients to their treatment appointments, and was quite active with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, sponsoring several little "brothers". In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the veterans support organization or charity of your choice. Richard will be interred at Santa Fe National Cemetery, and a celebration of his life is scheduled for April 2, 2011 in Albuquerque from 2:00 til 5:00 p.m., at Casa Rondena Winery, 733 Chavez Road NW. Parking is limited at Casa Rondena, please consider carpooling; overflow parking is available on nearby Taft Street. Please visit our online guestbook for Arthur at www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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RICHARDS -- Frank Richards, born January 19, 1940, passed away on February 16, 2011at the age of 71. He died from heart failer. He is an angel now protecting all of us. He is gone but will never be forgotten. He was married to Cecilia Richards for 50 years. They had three children Frank Richards, Jr, (Sadie), Michael Richards and Celestina Richards; he also had two sisters, Sally Keith and Maryann Dobson. He also had 16 grandchildren, Melisa Quintana, Erica Richards, Angelina Jinzo, Frank Richards III, Anthoney Jinzo, Lucy Jinzo, Tasha Richards, Sara Richards, John Ortega, Matthew Ortega, Joshua Ortega, Gabriella Ortega, Armando Richards, Pablo Richards, Even Gonzalez, Selena Gonzalez; and 11 great-grandchildren that loved him dearly.
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RODULFO -- Antonio. The Family of Antonio Rodulfo 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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RODULFO -- Antonio V. Rodulfo, age 78, passed away March 9, 2011. He is survived by three sons, Vincent Rodulfo and his wife Frances, Melvin Rodulfo and his wife Ericka, and Antony R. Rodulfo and his wife Darcel; two brothers, Valerio Rodulfo and his wife Louisa and Jimmy Rodulfo and his wife Cecil; four sisters, Ida Garcia and her husband Ralph, Isabella Saavedra and her husband Johnny, Pina Rodulfo and her husband Ernie Luan, Lourdes Brito and her husband Benny; eight grandchildren, Reyes Rodulfo, Mario Rodulfo, , Joshua Rodulfo, Yesenia Rodulfo, Anahi Rodulfo, Emmet Rodulfo, Julianna Lucero, and Arianna Lucero . The Rosary will be recited Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 7:00 pm in the Holy Family Catholic Church. The Mass will be celebrated Monday, March 14, 2011 at 9:00 am in the Holy Family Catholic Church, 562 Atrisco SW. Interment will follow in the Carnuel Cemetery. Rodulfo arrangements are under the care of Salazar and Sons Mortuary, 400 Third Street SE, 247-4124. www.salazarandsons.com
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SANDUSKY -- Winifred Gill Sandusky, 98, a resident of Los Lunas, NM, passed away Friday, March 11, 2011. She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen M. Martinez and husband, Tony of Albuquerque and son, Patrick G. Maloney of Davenport, WA; grandchildren, Jerald "Jerry" Cosper DVM and wife, Eileen of Los Lunas, NM, Terrance "Terry" Cosper and wife, Nicole, Shelly D. Cosper Pocci, and Gary P. Cosper, all of Albuquerque, Brian Maloney and wife, Allisa, Derwin Maloney and Rhonda Maloney Nigg, all of Spokane, WA; fifteen great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Winifred was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Phillip Sandusky; and her brother, Allen Gill. She was born on July 20, 1912 in Riverside, CA to Rosco C. and Jesse V. Gill. Winifred was retired from Sandia Base. She was an active member of the Valencia County Pinto Horses Association and volunteered her time between the Bosque Public Library and tutoring English. Winifred also enjoyed her time and trips with the Bosque Farms Senior Citizens group. After retirement Winifred kept herself busy with her love of horses and animals, her paintings, and many other crafts she was involved with. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Cremation has taken place and no memorial service is planned. Winifred's family would like to thank Vista Care Hospice for all there special care that was given in her final days. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Lovingly Pre-planned at FRENCH 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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SEGOVIA -- Leticia (Tish) P. Segovia, P.E., age 44, passed away in Las Cruces on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born April 21, 1966, in Torrance, CA to Roman and Lucina Pacheco. She graduated from Las Cruces High School in 1984. In 1989, she received her Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering from the University of New Mexico and her Master of Science Civil Engineering from California State University Long Beach in 1994. Tish married her high school sweetheart, Dona Ana County Assessor, Andy Segovia, in 1990. She was a egistered Professional Engineer and during her career she had worked for California EPA, IT Corp., Bernalillo County, and the City of Albuquerque. She had been employed by the Dona Ana County Flood Commission for the last nine years. Tish's greatest love was being a wife and a mother to her two beautiful children. Being with her family was her life's joy and a great source of strength to her during her illness. Tish was also a dedicated community volunteer and was an advocate for causes that affected women and children. She has volunteered countless hours of service as a member of the Junior League of Las Cruces, Zia Middle School PTO, LCHS Booster Club, The Whole Enchilada Fiesta Comm. and as a Religious Education teacher for St. Albert's Parish of which she was a member. Tish had an amazing ability to make a friend and be a friendand her friendships lasted a lifetime. The goodness of her heart touched many and she will be missed by all who knew her. Tish is survived by her husband, Andy, her son Andres and daughter Samantha, as well as by numerous loving family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her father Roman (Ray) Pacheco. Visitation will begin at 5:00 pm Sunday, March 13, 2011 with recitation of the Rosary following at 6:00 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at 10:00 am Monday, March 14, 2011. All services will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Cathedral, 1240 S. Espina in Las Cruces. The rite of Committal and Internment will immediately follow at the San Albino Cemetery, Mesilla NM. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Cowboys for Cancer at PO Box 202 Dona Ana, NM 88032
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SHANKS -- Elizabeth (Elisa). Funeral services for Elizabeth (Elisa) Shanks will be held Saturday March 19, 2011 at St. John's Catholic Church in Roswell, New Mexico. Rosary will begin at 9:30 a.m. with Mass to follow at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Picacho Cemetery after the mass. Elizabeth passed away on Wednesday March 9, 2011 in Albuquerque, New Mexico surrounded by loved ones. Elizabeth was born in Picacho, New Mexico on July 2, 1920 to Juan (Romero) Kimbell and Primitiva (Romero) Kimbrel in Picacho, New Mexico, whom preceded her in death. On February 22, 1938, Elizabeth married the love of her life Robert C. Shanks, he preceded her in death on November 4, 2007. She is survived by her children, Hope Wolf of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Roberta Freeman of Cleveland, Ohio, Sylvia Federow and her husband Paul of Blountsville, Tennesse, Katherine Gaura and her husband Bonifacion of Roswell, New Mexico, her sons Charles C. Shanks and his wife Mary Nell of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Billy Shanks of Roswell, NM. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her son, Robert F. Shanks; daughter-in-law Kathy Shanks; sons-in-law Tony Wolf and Chuck Freeman; brothers, Averline, Kimbrell and Charlie Kimbrell; grandchildren, Kimberly Shanks, Cheryl Shanks, Kenny Fedrow and Charles C. Shanks Jr., and one great grandchild. She is also survived by, sisters Lorena Miscavage of Roswell, NM, Merilene Ward of Colorado; brothers, Fred Kimbrell of Montana and Gilbert Kimbrell of Albuquerque, NM. She is also survived by 33 grandchildren and over 100 plus great-great and great-great-great grandchildren. She was a wonderful sister, wife, mother, and grandmother. Elizabeth was a woman of great faith which she passed on to all her family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her and whose lifes she touched. Friends and family will be received at the home of her granddaughter Stephanie Hernandez, 1503 S. Kentucky Ave, Roswell, NM 88203. Fallen Leaves Leaves that blow from autumn trees Prepare the way for winter freeze to chart the path of moving time. A cycle plays out natures rhyme. Though sometimes leaves do fall in spring The sounds an unfamiliar ring new from buds the leaves they form they grow amidst the sun so warm. So why do some release their bounds? And tumble gently towards the grounds to disconnect from what they know And sacrifice the chance to grow. Only god can know these things And why he calls for leaves in spring Perhaps leaves choose to ride the wind To find some place to start again. We Love You.
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SHOEMAKER -- Babe Alta Logan Shoemaker of Albuquerque, NM passed away January 17, 2011. She was born March 8, 1912 in Boise, ID. Alta and her husband, Ivan "Dee" Shoemaker, owned and operated the El Camino Lodge on 4th Street for many years. She was a member of the American Women's Business Association and had previously worked in the Accounting Department at Dillard's. She was an avid bowler and many bowlers credited her with improving their games. She believed that man's nature was good because she herself had a heart of gold and she reached out to help friends and strangers alike. She was always encouraging and had a loving sense of humor. She passed through this life with generosity and thoughtfulness. She was preceded in death by her husband, "Dee" and daughter, Dolores June. As she wished, Alta was cremated and her ashes scattered over her beloved Sandias, which overlook the city she treasured, in the State that nourished and sustained her.
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SIMMONS -- Willard C. Simmons, LtCol, US Army (ret), 95, a resident of Rio Rancho, NM for the past 11 years, passed away March 3, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, June Simmons; children, Bruce W. Simmons and wife Danise, Barry A. Simmons and wife Sally, Carol A. Simmons and husband Lee Williams; brother, Wallace Simmons; grandchildren, Sarah Page and husband Adam, Marshall Simmons and wife Jessica, Logan Simmons; great-granddaughter, Hosanna Beth Page; several nieces, one nephew and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his older brother, Melvyn Miller Simmons, and by a granddaughter, Carrie Simmons. Born June 15, 1915 in McKinney, TX and raised in Oklahoma, Willard graduated from Chickasha High School and worked as a railway mail clerk. At the beginning of World War II, he joined the army and graduated from Officer Candidate School. His military career was highlighted by serving in Patton's army, acting as a courier for the Manhattan Project, running the post office on Okinawa after the war, serving in Korea, and assisting with plans during the Cuban missile crisis before retiring as a Lt. Colonel. His numerous military stations included the Philippines, Japan and Puerto Rico. After leaving the Army, Willard worked for the Social Security Administration as a Systems Analyst from 1962-1980. He was recently interviewed for the Veterans History Project by a representative of the Library of Congress. During his later life he earned a reputation as an expert blackjack player at the local casinos. A member of MENSA, he was also a 32nd degree Mason of the Scottish Rite. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 am, Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at the Daniels Family Funeral Services, Sara Road Chapel, 4310 Sara Road SE and Meadowlark Lane, Rio Rancho, NM. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM. To view funeral information or to leave condolences please visit: www.danielsfuneral.com. Willard's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Sara Road Chapel 4310 Sara Road SE Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124 505-892-9920
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SMITH -- Herb Smith, 61, lifelong resident passed away on March 10, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte and daughter, Loren; brother, Richard Smith and his wife Carolyn of Scottsdale, AZ.; nieces, Rachelle Regan and Regan Smith; mother-in-law, Evelyn Pierce and brothers-in-law John Pierce and Ron Pierce. Herb was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Edith Smith. Herb was a field sales rep for over 30 years and currently employed by L'Amy Eyewear. He had a very close working relationship with all his clients and had developed personal friendships with many of them. He was a sports fanatic and he never missed a Steelers, Lakers, or Yankee game. Herb was passionate about his music. He spent much time enjoying classic rock and blues, as well as watching old movies. He loved his family including his 3 grand dogs, his BFF GR, and will be missed by many. A Memorial Service will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the American Diabetes Assoc. or the American Heart Assoc. To view funeral information or leave a condolence please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Herb's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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SPRINGER -- "Mac" Macedonio R., lifetime resident passed away peacefully Thursday, February 10, 2011, after a short illness, surrounded by his loving family. Mac was a retired Baliff for the Second Judicial District Court under District Judge James A. Maloney and District Judge Philip R. Ashby. Prior to his service with the State of New Mexico, he retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Mac was a veteran of the U.S. Marines serving during WWII at Guadalcanal. He was a member of the American Legion, Veteran's of Foreign War, Disabled American Veterans, Military Order of the Purple Heart. He also belonged to the Institute for Certification of Engineering Technicians, American Society of Certified Engineers and Senior Certified Engineer Technician. Mac enjoyed fishing, oil painting, restoring antiques, playing black jack and poker. He is preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Alfred L. Romero, Jr., father, Henry Springer, mother, Carmelita R. Springer, who were members of the pioneer Springer Family that settled in Old Town in 1862, and by his grandson Angelo Chavez. He is survived by his sister, Cecilia Romero, son, Michael, daughter, Marilyn and husband Bill, grandchildren, Damon, Rochelle, Devin, Vanessa, Aaron, great grandchildren, Chrystal, Joseph, Cyrea, Maya, Justin, Jr., nieces, Carmen Baca, Christine Romero, Rita Zamora, Carla Romero, nephew, Lawrence Romero, and eleven great nieces and nephews. A memorial service for Mr. Springer will be held on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at San Felipe De Neri Catholic Church, 2005 N. Plaza St. NW, Old Town. A reception will be held immediately following at the Mission Church of San Jose in Los Duranes, 2110 Los Luceros Rd., NW. In a private ceremony, interment will be at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe. The Family would like to thank everyone at Princeton Place Nursing Center for the comfort and care given to Mr. Springer and would like to thank all of the dedicated Doctors and nursing staff at the Raymond G. Murphy Veterans Affairs Medical Center while Mr. Springer was under their care. He will be missed by his family and many, many friends. In lieu of flowers, the family would request donations be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America
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TAFOYA -- Rachel. The Family of Rachel Tafoya 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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TAYLOR -- Lillian. Beloved College of Santa Fe professor Lillian Taylor passed away January 31, 2011. Born in Bison, OK on Februry 28, 1933, Taylor was a 1950 graduate of Sacred Heart Academy and a 1959 graduate of Sacred Heart College in Wichita. She was a member of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ and was originally named Sister M. Theophane Taylor. She later returned to her baptismal name and was known as Sister Lillian Taylor. She taught in various schools in Kansas then began teaching music at Sacred Heart Academy. She taught speech and drama at Sacred Heart College from 1962 to 1969, during which time she earned a master's degree in speech and drama from Marquette University in Milwaukee. In 1970 Lillian Taylor moved to Santa Fe after requesting a dispensation from her vows. In her 33 year career at the College of Santa Fe, she served on every committee ever formed and taught drama, speech, humanities and English. Taylor also taught in several NM correctional facilities. Through her close friendship with actress Greer Garson, Taylor was instrumental in obtaining funding for CSF's Greer Garson Theater where she produced many popular plays and musicals drawing large audiences. She was also a faculty member for the Board of Trusties for CSF and renowned for her authority on Native American literature. A well-respected teacher, Taylor received the Distinguished LaSallian Educator Award in 1989 and became an affiliated member of the Christian Brothers. Affiliation is the highest and rarest honor bestowed by the Brothers of the Christian Schools. Upon her retirement from CSF in 2002, she received the Beata Netemeyer Award from Newman University for her outstanding service and exemplary teaching. Active in the Santa Fe community for 40 years, Taylor chaired the St. Francis Cathedral Liturgy Commission and was the music minister and choir director. Taylor also served as president of the Pilot International Club and was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, a woman educator's sorority. Taylor's philanthropy extended to numerous New Mexican Indian schools, nationwide Catholic foundations, several educational/arts funds, and many international humanitarian charities. Lillian Taylor will be remembered as a loving sister, aunt, cousin, colleague, Godmother and friend. Her love of literature, drama and humanities has inspired thousands of students and leaves a legacy beyond measure. A public funeral mass for Ms. Lillian M. Taylor will be held at the St. Francis Cathedral chapel on March 19, 2011, at 1:00 p.m..
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TAYLOR -- Sol Taylor. May 12,1912-March 11, 2011. PUMPS "WAS" HIS BUSINESS. Sol Taylor, who started T-P Pump & Pipe Company in 1940, passed away on Friday morning, March 11, 2011 at age 98 after a great life. Sol was a man of great integrity and humility. He started with a single truck and a load of pipe on far South Fourth and Cesar Chavez (then Bridge Ave.), and he built the business to its current third generation level with good and honest service and by being a man of his word. Sol came from humble beginnings. He lost his mother at the age of three and his early years were difficult. He graduated from a vocational high school in Kansas City. He survived the great depression, worked in the CCC in California and he and his wife, Mildred, were in the grocery business in Kansas City. At the suggestion of Sol's cousin, he and Mildred headed for Albuquerque in 1940. Sol and his wife were among the earliest members of B'nai Israel Congregation and very active in the Jewish community. Sol started in the scrap business that developed into T-P Pump & Pipe Company on North Second. Sol mastered a business that involved complex math, electronics and hydrology. Mitchell Taylor, Sol's youngest son, and Mitchell's son, Jeremy, now operate T-P Pump that has been in operation for over seventy years. Sol greatly enjoyed working and talking with all the loyal employees and wonderful customers of T-P Pump, as talking pumps with anyone and having a good laugh were his passions. Sol developed a tremendous command of the English language. When Sol started T-P Pump, his motto was "Pumps Is Our Business", and he debated the correctness of the motto with many a person who stopped in to advise Sol that it should have read "Pumps "are" our business." Sol loved his family, his business, and his airplane. Sol loved golf and the time he spent with his golfing buddies. He loved golf for its challenge, its camaraderie and for the beauty and tranquility of the Four Hills Country Club Golf Course. He played the game until five months before he passed away. After the loss of his wife, Mildred, in 1998, Sol moved into Montebello Retirement Home on Academy. Sol's family extends their heartfelt hugs and thanks to Mary Earl Williams of Montebello for being such a beautiful and wonderful friend to Sol. The family also extends thanks to Rae and Arnold Frishman for their loving care, and to the entire staff at Montebello and to Presbyterian Hospice. One of Sol's last remarks was that he had no regrets about is life. He said his life was just good luck. But Sol made the "good luck" happen by hard work, being a good and honorable businessman, and a good father and family man. Sol leaves a beautiful family, son Allan, his wife Susan, and grandsons David and Michael, son Ron Taylor, his wife Karen, granddaughters Leah and Dorian and grandson Ben, and son Mitchell, his wife Sandi and grandsons Jeremy (Jennifer) and Chad (Elizabeth), and three great-grandchildren. After an 11:30 a.m. graveside service on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at the B'Nai Israel section of Fairview, there will be a luncheon and celebration of Sol's life at 1:30 p.m. at Four Hills County Club for family and friends. The family requests that anyone wishing to make a contribution, in Sol's honor, do so to the Jewish Federation of Albuquerque or Jewish Family Service. Sol's sense of humor and quick wit was a joy to all who knew him. He was a kind, charitable decent man who was loved by all who had the good fortune to know him.
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THOMAS -- John W. (Jack) Thomas (86) passed on, early Sunday morning March 6, 2011. An Albuquerque resident since 1960, he was born in Manhattan and raised in New York City. He grew to love dove and pheasant hunting with his Labrador, fishing, sailing and fine food. He left this Earth in good spirit, without pain. Jack is survived by his wife of 37 years, Consuelo G. Thomas from Old Mesilla, NM, now of Largo, Fl; his sister Charlotte T. Lowry of New York; six children: Stephen John and wife Therese of Flagstaff; Consuelo Josephine of St. Petersburg, Fl; William Gustave of Alb.; John W. Jr. and James Edgar, Carla Eugenia and husband Scott Kominiak all of Alb. Six grandchildren, Ramona and Taylor Thomas, Sean and Alec Burnett, Owen and Tice Kominiak. And his niece, Nancy Hastings of Maine. Jack lived a full life. As a youngster he became practiced in photography to the point of having his own darkroom. During his teenage years he worked with his uncle, helping in the manufacturing of surgical instruments. He attended Stuyvesant High in New York City. Upon graduation from high school he joined the Army Air Corps in order to help the Allies in Europe. He was soon attending bombardier training in California. Jack would often comment on the beauty of California's citrus groves. He was stationed in Southern Italy with the 463rd Bomb Group. One of his missions involved bombing a ball bearing plant outside of his mother's hometown in Hungary. His B-17 was shot down and he was a POW for several months. Jack did not like the War and considered it a great loss of men and resources, but considered it his duty to help. Jack earned the rank of 1st lieutenant while with the Corps. Jack attended New Mexico State University on the GI bill and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Here he met his soon to be wife and mother of his children, Consuelo Griggs. Moving to New York and working on Long Island for various engineering firms, Jack helped perfect the welding of aluminum for airline and rocket use. 1960 found Jack moving his family from Long Island to Albuquerque. He continued his engineering career while working on the opening of his own business. Mother's Day 1962 saw the opening of El Pinto Restaurant in Albuquerques North Valley. Jack managed the restaurant as if it were his home, allowing his patrons to have a pleasant and delicious dining experience. Using the Griggs Family recipes of Old Mesilla, New Mexico, El Pinto soon became a favorite of Albuquerque! There will be a memorial service held at French Mortuary on Wyoming at 2:30 to 3:30pm Thursday, March 17, 2011. A gathering for friends and family will be at El Pinto Restaurant from 4:30 to 6:30pm that day. Jacks ashes will be interned at the National Cemetery of Santa Fe.
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TORRES -- Martha Ann Torres. To all our family and friends, we sincerely thank each and every one of you for all your kind words and prayers during this sad time. Thank you for all the cards, food, flowers, and thoughts; we cant thank everyone enough. Your kindness showed how special Martha was to each and everyone of you. A special thank you to Rev. William Sanchez for the beautiful funeral mass, Michael Montoya for the blessed reciting of the rosary, and Deacon Felix Barela for the beautiful burial ceremony. God Bless you all, the Torres Family.
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VALDEZ -- Orlando O. Valdez, devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, born on January 12, 1925 in Raton, NM, passed away March 8, 2011 at the age of 86. He is survived by one brother, seven children, 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions in memory of Orlando O. Valdez to the Alzheimer's Association New Mexico Chapter at www.alz.org/newmexico. A Graveside Service was held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Vista Verde Memorial Park, 4310 Sara Road SE, Rio Rancho. Those who wish to send condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com Services have been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Road SE Rio Rancho, New Mexico 505-892-9920
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WILSON -- Robert K. Wilson, age 86, a resident of Sun City West, Arizona, passed away on Friday, March 4, 2011 at his home. He was born December 12, 1924 in Rock Island,Ilinois. Bob will be remembered for his love of family, his generosity and the many lessons of life he shared with his loved ones. He served in WWII, being stationed in the Pacific Theater. In 1951, he moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico and worked in the heating and air supply business. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Millie Wilson; his wife Lois; sisters, Virginia and Donna; and brother, Gay, Kenny and Dick. He is survived by his wife, Debbie; and his brothers, Dan, Vic, Jerry and his wife, Phyllis. Cremation has taken place and interment will be at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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ZAMORA -- Alice, born May 17, 1940, caring mother, grandmother, and sister, left this world peacefully to be with our Lord on March 10, 2011. She is survived by her children Anthony Zamora, Barbara Alvarado and Loretta Ortiz; brothers, Max, Ernest, Jimmy; sister, Nancy; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many relatives and friends she truly loved. Mom, you will be missed! A rosary will be recited for Alice Sunday at 7:00 p.m. at Riverside Funeral Home, 225 San Mateo NE. Funeral services for Alice will be Monday, March 14, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at San Jose Catholic Church, 2401 Broadway Blvd. SE with Christian burial to follow at San Jose de Armijo Cemetery.
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