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BARBER -- Dr. Robert Barber, 64, of Charlotte was taken from us April 22, 2011. His passing was tragic and sudden. "Bob" was born July 14, 1946 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to the late John Marr Barber and Mary Jane Latimer. Bob graduated from Highland High School in Albuquerque, NM and went on to pursue his undergraduate studies majoring in economics at the University of New Mexico. He was a proud member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity like his father before him. Upon graduation in 1969, Bob worked at the family business, Ward Anderson Printing Co., as the assistant to the President. Bob later returned to UNM to complete a Masters of Arts in Public Administration in 1977. He worked for the Public Service Company of New Mexico from 1968 to 1985. Starting in the finance dept, he worked in audits, plant accounting, project management, and finally as Asst to the Senior VP for Financial Planning. In 1985 Bob moved to Greensboro, NC after reconnecting with and later marrying his high school sweetheart Phyllis Allran. They were married for 10 years before her sudden and unexpected passing. In North Carolina, Bob got his start in health care, holding positions at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, the Nalle Clinic and Mercy Hospital prior to joining Carolinas Healthcare System where he enjoyed a 19 year career. At CHS, Bob served in various capacities within the system including Managed Care, Finance and Administration. Most recently, Bob held positions as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer at CHS affiliate hospitals. Bob proudly served to protect and defend his country, joining the NM Air National Guard in 1968. In 1979 he transferred to the Air Force Reserves with a promotion to Major. His many duties included: Supply Systems Officer, Disaster Preparedness Officer, and Administrative Officer to Commander of the 150th Communications Flight. He served the people of NC coordinating relief services as the Air Force Emergency Liaison Officer and played a prominent role during the flooding related to Hurricane Floyd. Bob was a highly decorated officer having been awarded the prestigious: Legion of Merit; Meritorious Service Medal (two awards); and Air Force Commendation Medal (three awards). Bob retired at the rank of Full Colonel from the military after a 33 year career. Bob's own professional education culminated with the completion his Doctorate in Health Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1999. His commitment to the education of healthcare finance and administration professionals led him to adjunct faculty positions with UNC-Charlotte, MUSC, Pfeiffer University and the doctoral program at Central Michigan University often times teaching for multiple schools in the same semester. Over the years, his professional dedication lead to involvement and leadership positions in numerous organizations including National Guard Association of the United States, the Institute of Management Accounting, Institute of Internal Auditors, the National Association of Accountants, the Society for Management Information Systems, and Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). For HFMA, Bob served as president of the North Carolina chapter and was recently appointed to the national Board of Examiners. In addition he received numerous HFMA awards and commendations, including the prestigious Muncie Gold Merit award Founders Medal of Honor. Bob was devoted to a combination of community service and a host of hobbies. He was enthusiastic about motorcycles, classic cars, crossword puzzles, NASCAR, genealogy and NM Lobo's athletics. In New Mexico Bob competitively raced Corvettes and served on his state and national Corvette association. Bob also enjoyed competitive running and participated in events from Charleston, SC to Spokane, WA. Bob proudly gave his time to a number of service organizations including Jaycees and United Way. Bob had a special commitment to Rotary Club International, serving as a life-long Rotarian, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. But above all, Bob was a dedicated family man. He met and fell in love with Debbie in 1997. Bob and Debbie married a year later at First Presbyterian Church, where they are members. His family grew to include her two stepsons, Eric and Brian Hartley. He embraced them as his own and served as a trusted mentor and friend while sharing in their growth and development as young men. Although tragically cut short, Bob and Debbie enjoyed a full life of happiness, laughter and travel. Their deep love and commitment to each other was evident to everyone who knew them. Bob was preceded in death by his parents John and Mary, and wife Phyllis Allran Barber. He is survived by his wife Debbie, his sons Eric and Brian Hartley; sisters Nancy J Tressler and Betty Barber of Spokane, his niece and nephews Brian, Kristen, and Garrett Tressler and his wife Amy. Bob's generous service, tireless work ethic, love of life, enthusiasm, and infectious smile will be sorely missed by family, friends, colleagues, and the community at large. In lieu of flowers and according to Bob's wishes, the family requests donations be made to the Rotary Foundation ( www.rotary.org) or University of New Mexico Foundation (www.unmfund.org) Funeral arrangements are in the care of Hankins & Whittington Funeral Service. The family will receive friends at the funeral home located at 1111 East Boulevard Charlotte, NC 28203 Tuesday, April 26, 2011, from 6:30-8:30 pm. Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 27th, at First Presbyterian Church, 200 West Trade Street Charlotte, NC 28202, at 2 pm. Graveside services to follow. Please visit the online guestbook for maps, directions and to share your thoughts and sentiments at www.hankinswhittington.com
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BARRERAS -- Jannett Marie Barreras age 58, loving, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, auntie, and friend went home to be with our Lord and Savior, Sunday April 24, 2011. Jannett was born in Albuquerque, NM to Jerry and Charlotte Barreras on September 22, 1952. Jannett is survived by her loving parents, Jerry and Charlotte; three sisters Geraldine, Debbie, and Vickie; one brother Jerry; two sons Michael and Jeremy; six grandchildren Jonathan, Michael, Gabriel, Samuel, Grace and Maria; and fiance John Stein. Jannett loved and cherished her family and friends; she will be greatly missed but never forgotten. Services will be held at Holy Family Parish 562 Atrisco Dr SW Albuquerque, NM Wednesday April 27, 2011 at 8:30a.m.
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BOROWIAK -- Loretta Rose (Kalka) Borowiak passed away Monday, April 25, 2011. Born on December 15, 1923 in Cicero, IL to John J. and Josephine (Klosowski) Kalka, she was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years Frank J. Borowiak, Sr. and daughter Dolores (Borowiak) Krause and son-in-law Tom Krause, parents John and Josephine Kalka, sisters, J. Bernice Kalka, Rita (Kalka) Hajek, Claire (Kalka) Favier, brothers, Jack, Harold and Patrick Kalka. She is survived by sons, Frank J. Jr. and Lt. Col Harold G. Borowiak and wife, Paula of Aurora, IL; daughters, Mary Jo and husband, Don Benco, Jeanne and husband, Ernie Adams; grandchildren, Amy Jo (Borowiak) Fangio and fiancee, Anthony Sedler, Benjamin and Joseph Borowiak of Aurora, IL, Sarah Jo (Krause) Carr and husband, Heath of Champaign, IL, Jennifer and William Krause of Springfield, IL, Nate Benco and wife, Monica (Garry) of Rocky Hill, CT, Sarah Beth (Benco) Seamans and husband Ethan of El Paso, TX; great -grandchildren Kaylin and Kendra Fangio, Connor and Nic Garry-Benco, Kaeleb, Zachary, Ali Jo and David Carr, Zoey Borowiak; nieces and nephews. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and lifelong Catholic growing up in Cicero and Berwyn, IL. She and her husband moved to Rio Rancho in 1990 and were members of St. Thomas Aquinas Church, then transferred to Incarnation Church. She was a member of Catholic Daughters, Altar and Rosary, Blue Army. She taught religion in Berwyn for 11 years and was a member of Blessed Virgin Society and Blue Army. Before marrying she was a Postulant for one year at the Benedictine Convent of the Sacred Heart in Lisle, IL. She fought for proper signage in Berwyn, was a dog lover, hated cooking but loved cleaning. Upon moving to Rio Rancho she began praying for a church to be built near River's Edge and anxiously awaited the building completion. The family thanks Incarnation who ministered to our parents for several years, especially Father Rick Zerwas (who truly has a Pastor's heart), Melinda, husband and boys for rides to Mass and meals youth group for yard work, Mary Margaret, Carolyn, Mary Chambers and all involved with our mother and to the staff at Fairwinds Retirement Community in Rio Rancho, especially Jose. To her friend at Fairwinds Christine Jennings for meals and friendship. Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm and a Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm on April 27, 2011 at Daniels Family Funeral Services, Sara Road Chapel, 4310 Sara Road SE and Meadowlark Lane, Rio Rancho, NM with Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Honor Guard from Rio Rancho and Mandalari Assemblies (son Frank, Jr. is a 4th degree Knight and her father and brother were Knights). Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:00 am at the Church of the Incarnation, 2309 Monterrey NE, Rio Rancho on April 28, 2011 with interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 7999 Wyoming Boulevard NE in Albuquerque. In lieu of flowers the family asks a contribution to the Church of the Incarnation Building Fund "In Memory of Frank, Sr. and Loretta Borowiak." To view funeral information or leave condolences please visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Loretta'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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CANNADAY -- Collin W. Cannaday, age 22, was born in Washington D.C. on July 30, 1988 to Kristine and Marks Cannaday. He is survived by his mother, Kris; his sister, Morgan; and his brothers, Broc and Baxter. He also leaves behind many other loving family members and friends. Collin was intelligent, artistic, kind and generous. He touched the hearts and lives of everyone he met. He was taken too young on April 25, 2011 but is now reunited with his father, Marks Cannaday, who preceded him in death. Friends and family are invited to a memorial service that will be held for Collin on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at French - Wyoming Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made in Collin's name to Cuidando Los Ninos of Albuquerque. Please visit the online guestbook for Collin at www.RememberTheirStory.com. FRENCH 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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CHAVEZ -- David James Chavez, Jr., age 28, went home to be with our Lord and Savior, Friday April 22, 2011. A Visitation will take place today at Garcia Mortuary in the Chapel of Angels from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. followed by a reciting of the Rosary at 7:00 p.m.; Mass of Christian Burial to be lead by Father Nick Nicholas at St. Anne Catholic Church, 1400 Arenal Rd. SW, Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 9:00 a.m.; Interment to follow Mass at San Jose de Armijo Cemetery. Please share your condolences, sympathies and memories with the family at: www.danielsfuneral.com. David's care has been entrusted to: Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover S.W. Albuquerque, NM 87102 505-243-5222
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CLEMENTS -- Gaius Alwyn Clements, Jelly, went home to be with the Lord and a host of dear family and friends on Monday, April 25, 2011 after suffering a fall on Sunday, while getting ready to go to church. Many of you knew him by many names: husband, father, Pop, Papaw, Clem, G.A., Jelly, dear friend, mentor, candy man. He was born on the family ranch on the Pecos River in Reeves County, Texas on August 14, 1915. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gaius T. (Snuffy) Clements and Leona Burgess (Memy) Clements; his siblings, Babe Clements, Sis MacTammany and Phyllis Page; his beloved first wife, Toots Clements; daughter, Donna Sue Kuhnley; and grandson, Jimmy Clements. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Nancy; sons: Bob Clements and wife, Gloria, and Jonathan Clements; son-in-law, Danny Kuhnley and wife Vicky; grandchildren: Mark Clements and wife, Kristi; Steve Clements; Mary Clements; Candace Fitzsimmons and husband, John; Bonnie Clements; Zack Clements and wife, Candi; Heather Lynn and Heidi Kuhnley. Great grandchildren: Lora and husband Jeff Kohlmeier, Ryan Clements, Alli Clements, Stephen Beemer, Christina Wells and husband Derek, Jessica Clements, Anthony Clements, Dyllan and Donavon Johnson, Dustin, Tyler, Ryan, and Alivia Fitzsimons, Ricky and Alyssa Copeland. Great-great grandchildren Mya, Rowan, Emma, Ellie, and Jack. And many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and loved ones. Jelly was a pressman and technician for Albuquerque Publishing Company. He retired after 20 years service to help take care of his new son in 1981. Jelly was a handyman, craftsman and master mechanic and could fix anything, which he did for whoever needed his help. He and Nancy made beautiful furniture, Santa's and knickknacks for years under the name "Our House Creations." Jelly was a founding member of the San Pedro Church of Christ, attended Montgomery Church of Christ and presently attends Netherwood Church of Christ. He loved to read, do hard crossword puzzles (in pen only!), play the guitar, camp, play word games - he always won because of doing crosswords! Celebration services will be held at Netherwood Park Church of Christ, 5101 Indian School Road NE (I-40 at San Mateo exit south) on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. with David Nestor officiating. The family asks that you write any memories you have of Jelly and bring them or you can write them there. The family asks you to join them for lunch after the service in the Netherwood Gym celebrating Jelly's long, remarkable life. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Albuquerque Christian Children's Home, 5700 Winter Haven NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120 or Ponderosa Christian Camp, c/o Mountainside Church of Christ.
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CLEMMER -- Martha Jean Clemmer, beloved mother peacefully passed away in her home of 37 years on April 18, 2011. Born July 25, 1925 in Independence, MO. she has resided in New Mexico since 1955. She is survived by daughter Sheryl; sons Phillip and Greg; and granddaughter Cathy. Martha loved all animals, but especially dear to her was her cocker spaniel Honey and Trixie her cat. Other interests included enjoying the family's horses race and supporting the Lobos. A closed family memorial follows.
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COATS -- Alice Gibbs Coats, 83, of Belen, died in Albuquerque on April 16, 2011, after a short illness. She was the seventh of eight children of Katherine and Charles Gibbs of Las Cruces. She is survived by her husband David Coats; daughter, Yvonne Coats; and former husband, Frank Williams. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Solon Coats; and infant son, Charles Francis Williams. A Memorial Mass will be at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Tortugas at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, followed by a reception at Mesilla Park Heritage Clubhouse, 905 Conway, Las Cruces. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to a favorite charity.
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DAVIDSON -- Rita B. Davidson, 82, a resident of Rio Rancho, passed away on April 26, 2011. To view funeral information or leave condolences please visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Rita'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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DEVENZEIO -- Dorothy O'Leary DeVenzeio was promoted to glory on Monday, April 25, 2011. She was a longtime resident of Albuquerque. At the age of 18, she began her career with the Corp of Engineers and in 1941 relocated to Albuquerque. She later transferred to ACF and then the Atomic Energy Commission. She retired as an Administrative Officer after 30 years in 1979. On the UNM golf course, she met Frank DeVenzeio and married him on April 17, 1947. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Frank DeVenzeio on December 27, 1962. She did volunteer work at local hospitals and Our Lady of Annunciation Parrish. She maintained a close personal relationship with all of her Foo Friends who she grew up with in Atwood, KS. She is survived by her two sons, Mike DeVenzeio and wife, Terri and Pat DeVenzeio and wife, Sharon; two granddaughters, Corina and Jodie; and one great-grandson, Jacob. Dorothy touched many lives and will be greatly missed. A Rosary will be recited followed by a Mass Friday, April 29, 2011 starting at 8:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Annunciation, 2621 Vermont NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. A reception will follow. She will be interred at Mt Calvary Cemetery, 1900 Edith NE. If friends desire, contributions may be made to Our Lady of Annunciation. Please visit our online guestbook for Dorothy at www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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EDELMAN -- Fran Edelman was born March 23, 1927 and passed away April 23, 2011. Arrangements in care of RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE 764-9663
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FOSTER -- Harlan Gary Foster, 75, of Christiansburg, VA passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at Lewis-Gale Montgomery Regional Hospital. He was a member of Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church. He was a Program Planner with the Federal Aviation Association from which he retired after 26 years of service. He proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict in the United States Marine Corp. He was born May 3, 1935 in Carbondale, Pennsylvania the son of Harlan Grant and Ora Bidwell Foster. He was preceded in death by his parents and stepson, Keith Glenn Church of La Mesa, California in 2008. Survivors include his wife Stella T. (Betty) Foster of Christiansburg, VA; mother-in-law, Myrtle Thompson of Wheatland Hills in Radford, VA; sister-in-law, Pat (Sister) Saunders of Radford, VA; and his loving cat DUKE. Harlan Gary Foster, 75, was born in Carbondale, Pennsylvania and moved with his parents to Weatherford, Texas at the age of nine. There he received his pilot's license at the age of 14 and later in Albuquerque he achieved Certificate #7 for piloting Hot Air Balloons. He supported his wife's nursing career as he followed her from Gallup, New Mexico where she worked in Public Health Education, to Window Rock for Navaho Family Planning, to Ramah for the Zuni Tribal School System and across the country to Virginia where they settled down to become her parent's caregivers. He had many people that influenced his life over the years and have been close friends during his fight with Melanoma. These include physicians and friends Dr. Scott Jamison, Dr. Philip Grubbs and his staff, Dr. Harry McCoy, Dr. Andrew Battiata, and Dr. Aaron Prussin, Dr. Jason Fowlkes, Dr. Jose Rivero and the million dollar miracle, his best friend Johnnie Phillips, many other friends and neighbors, and his church family at Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church in Christiansburg. He always used Radford Wal-Mart Pharmacy and became good friends with Pharmacists Karen White and Rick Collie and all the pharmacy techs who treated him with support and many kindnesses. He was given ministerial support by his former pastor Mickey White and good friend, Frances (Florence) Lyles of Tupelo, Mississippi, Sherry Smith who freely gave lots of well needed hugs, and Larisa and George Crockett, whom really changed Stella and Gary's lives with their knowledge of electronics, Russian and history, Olen Dennis and P. J. with the" Magnificent Seven" of Albuquerque, NM, and Jack and Diane McGill, Sandia Park, NM. Harlan Gary Foster was an avid reader and cruciverbalist, but especially enjoyed the many hours spent fishing with Stella. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 2:00 pm at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford, Virginia with Rev. Ken Farrar and Rev. Mickey White officiating and VFW Post #776 conducting military rites. Cremation has already taken place. Mr. Foster requested no food, plants or flowers but to please give memorial contributions to the Mt. Tabor UMC Youth Group, 1742 Walton Road, Christiansburg, VA 24073 or the Melanoma Research Foundation, 1411 K Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005. The Foster family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford. www.mullinsfuneralhome.com
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GALLEGOS -- Nellie Gallegos, 75, a resident of Albuquerque, NM passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2011. Mrs. Gallegos is survived by her children, Steve Gallegos, Bruce Gallegos and wife Shannon, Debra Gallegos, and Jude Gallegos; sisters, Josephine Martinez, Virginia Lujan, Mary Lee Gutierrez and husband, Raymond, Cecilia McDaniel and husband, Nelson, Julia Folger and husband, Jim, Dora Sanchez, Anita League and husband, Dave, Mona Lisa Sanchez and Della Chavez and husband, Frankie; brothers, Raymond Sanchez and wife, Evelyn, Rick Sanchez and wife, Lynn, Val Sanchez, Fred Sanchez and wife, Lita, and Jess Sanchez, Jr.; twelve grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and adopted sons and daughters. Mrs. Gallegos was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Gallegos and son, Rodney Gallegos. A Rosary was recited Tuesday evening at Church of the Ascension, 2150 Raymac Rd SW, by the Legion of Mary. Final visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at the Church, with Communion Service to follow at 9:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Adam Antillon, Nicholas Antillon, Steven Gallegos, Carlos Gallegos, J.J. Gallegos, and Aaron Gonzales. Please visit www.gabaldonmortuaryinc.com to sign the online guestbook Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr SW 243-7861
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GALLER -- Bernice E. Galler, 90, passed away on April 24, 2011. Bernice was preceded in death by her loving husband, Stephen J. Galler in 1993; stepson, John Galler and brother, Walter Shelenski. She is survived by her stepchildren, Stephen G. Galler, Judy Dillin, Mary Boyce; stepdaughter in law, Aurea; grandchildren, Kira and Brogan Dillin; nieces, Patti Anne Merkovitch, Jo Ann Griffith, Lou Ann Geldon; and nephews, James Shelenski, Gary Shelenski; and extended family. A special thanks to a great friend, companion and caregiver Donna Stabler. Bernice enjoyed volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity and supported many local charities. She also enjoyed quilting, doll making and making doll clothes. Bernice was an active member of Prince of Peace Catholic Community Church. Family and friends will miss Bernice's kindness, sense of humor and independent nature. Rosary will be Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 9:30 am with a Mass at 10:00 am at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 12500 Carmel NE. Final placement will be at Sunset Memorial Park alongside Stephen at a later date. In Lieu of flowers please make donations to Prince of Peace Catholic Church. To view funeral information or leave a condolence please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Bernice's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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GARCIA -- Stephanie Michelle Garcia(Stevie) born May 23,1982, passed away April 23, 2011. She is survived by her parents Michael and Karen Garcia, her sisters Angela and Kelly Garcia, her children Alexis and Mariano, her boyfriend Gilbert Gomez, nieces/nephews, aunts, uncles, family and friends. Memorial Services will be held at Montgomery Park at 2:00pm Sunday May 1, 2011. In lieu of flowers make donations to the Breast Cancer Foundation in honor of Stephanie and her grandmother Hazel.
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JOHNS -- Margie I. Johns, age 86, died on Sunday, April 24, 2011. She was born Sept. 2, 1924, to the late William A. Sears and Jessie I. McDaniel in Minden Mines, MO. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel E. Johns; daughter, Donna R. Johns Davisson; brothers, Kenneth E. Sears and Lloyd A. Sears; and sisters, Barbara J. Sears Lovell and V. Darlene Sears Hipkins. She is survived by her daughters, Sharon Johns Montoya and husband Thomas, of Murfreesboro, TN, and Brenda Johns Adams, of Covina, CA; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may visit from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2011, at French - University Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., at French - University Chapel. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE, 87102. Please visit our online guestbook for Margie at www.RememberTheirStory.com. FRENCH 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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KOLB -- Mildred "Becky" Kolb, a resident of Albuquerque since 1951, passed away on Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011 at 1:05 a.m., at the age of 102. Becky was born on a farm in Mason City, Illinois, on November 30, 1908, to John and Jennie Elmore. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Kolb; brother, Ralph C. Elmore; sisters, Margaret Schuppe of Springfield, Illinois, and Dorothy Charles of Albuquerque. Becky was a long time member of Central United Methodist Church, Chapter L, P.E.O., Eastern Star, The Masonic Widows, Honored Ladies, a Life Member of the Daughters of the Nile, Member of United Methodist Women, and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Lew Wallace Chapter, since 1943. Becky worked for the Central Illinois Public Service Company as a bookkeeper. She taught school in Illinois and later in the Panama Canal Zone. She attended Purdue University and graduated from Lincoln College with a BS Degree. Becky was an avid bridge player and loved the gameeven teaching others the game of bridge. She also loved to entertain, was an accomplished cook, and traveled all over the world. To everyone who knew Becky, she was an inspiration and a joy - a beautiful lady. Becky loved life and lived it to the fullest. Though Becky had no children of her own, she claimed many of her family friends as her "adopted" children. Services will be held at Central United Methodist Church on Friday, April 29, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. Dr. John Kees of Central United Methodist Church will be officiating. French Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Becky to Manzano del Sol Staff Endowment Fund, or to a charity of one's choice. Please visit the online guestbook for Becky at www.RememberTheirStory.com. FRENCH 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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KUTZIN -- Gutte Love Kutzin died April 18, 2011 in Albuquerque. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 50 years, George Kutzin. Before 1979, when she moved to Albuquerque, they resided in Port Chester, N.Y. and there owned and operated a fine wine and liquor shop. Gutte was an active volunteer and was a Life Member of Hadassah. She was always there to help: she tried to live up to her name - "good love". Survivors include her son, Martin Howard and wife Sandra; daughter, Marcia Muller and husband James; grandchildren Scott and Lonny Muller, and Stacey Howard and Darin McCollum. She was laid to rest next to her husband, George, on April 21, 2011 in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery in Glendale, NY. Contributions made to Albuquerque Hadassah in her memory would be appreciated.
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MARJON -- Peter Michael Marjon, June 17, 1949-March 18, 2011 A Catholic Service will be held for Pete at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow on Monday, May 2, 2011 at the Santa Fe National Cemetery, at 11:15 AM.
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MARTINEZ -- Dennis Delfin Martinez, 46, a resident of Albuquerque passed away April 22, 2011. Survived by his mother Tillie Martinez; brothers Anthony and wife Michelle and Leonard Martinez; sisters Tina Keller and husband Rick, Priscilla Sandoval and husband Richard, Gloria Montoya, Anita Sanchez and Monica Martinez; and many nieces, nephews, and other family members. A mass will be held at 9:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe on April 27, 2011. 1860 Griegos Rd., N.W.
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MONTANO -- The family of Paul Montao thanks their many friends and relatives whose sympathy and thoughtfulness will always be remembered and deeply appreciated. RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE
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PEREZ -- Josefita Perez, 91, went home to be with our Lord and Savior, Monday April 25, 2011. A Visitation will take place today at Garcia Mortuary in the Garcia Chapel (corner of 8th and Stover SW) from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Reciting of the Rosary will also take place today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 301 Stover Ave. SW, at 7:00 p.m.; Final Viewing and Mass of Christian burial will also be celebrated tomorrow at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, at 9:00 a.m. Mass at 10:00 a.m.; Interment to follow at Fairview Memorial Park. Please share your condolences, sympathies and memories with the family at: www.danielsfuneral.com. Josefita's care has been entrusted to: Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover S.W. Albuquerque, NM 87102 505-243-5222
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PINO -- Roberta Amanda Pino, 25, passed away peacefully on Holy Saturday, April 23, 2011, surrounded by her family. She was a beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister, aunt, niece, and friend. She will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Moises Estrada, Sr. and Prospero Pino, Sr. and maternal uncles, Robert Estrada, Dennis Estrada and Moises Estrada, Jr. She is survived by her parents, John Pino (Lourdes) and Bel Estrada Sandoval (Leonard) of Las Vegas, sisters Andrea Pino of Denver, CO and Tracy Alcaraz (Mario) of Santa Fe, NM, brother John Nathan Pino of Las Vegas. Grandmothers Bella Pino and Modesta Estrada of Las Vegas, paternal aunts: Mary Tenorio (Amadeo) and Geraldine Romero (Philip), paternal uncles: Lawrence Pino (Frances), Gilbert Pino (Marcie), Julian Pino (Margaret) and Donald Pino (Arlene). Maternal aunts: Rita Garcia (James), Kathy Estrada (Reyes), Lisa Griego (Floyd), and Denise Gibson; maternal uncles Eddie Estrada (Veronica) and Adam Estrada (Debbie). Nephews Marcus, Matthew and Christopher Alcaraz; stepsisters Noelle and Natasha Dominguez, and her special friend David Baird. Also surviving Roberta are her many loving cousins, extended family and friends. Roberta was a 2004 graduate of Robertson High School and was continuing her education at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM. Roberta was a kind and loving spirit who touched the lives of everyone she met. Her devotion was utmost to her family and friends. She was passionate about her studies and always pursued her goal with a positive attitude and a beautiful smile on her face. Roberta enjoyed life to its fullest and experienced many things, such as learning to cook, learning to play cards, going to museums and art exhibits and being a caring person to family members and strangers who came across her path. She touched many during her life, and in her dying gave life to four strangers through organ donation. Roberta, a devout Catholic, was a member of the Immaculate Conception Parish in Las Vegas. Rosary devotional services will be conducted on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 7:00 pm at Immaculate Conception Church. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 29, 2011 at 10:00 am at Immaculate Conception Church, with Father George V. Salazar as celebrant. Eulogy will be delivered by Lawrence Pino and Jennifer Pino-Serrato. Interment will follow at the St. Anthony's Cemetery, Las Vegas, NM with the following serving as pallbearers are: Marcus Alcaraz, Matthew Alcaraz, Alan Griego, Gerald Gibson, Bryan Pino, Darren Romero, Martin Dominguez, and Mark Pino. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be the rest of her cousins, both paternal and maternal. Please visit our website: www.rogersmortuarynm.com to sign our online register book. Arrangements have been entrusted to Roger's Mortuary in Las Vegas, NM. 1-800-479-3511.
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SANCHEZ -- Kathy Brenda. June 5, 1962-April 27, 2005 Kathy loved to help people and had the biggest heart of anyone. The way she lived her life was a beautiful example to all who knew her. She is survived by her husband, daughter, handsome grandson, her mother, Alba, three sisters, one brother, a large family and a large spiritual family. Love Through Yahshua the Messiah, your family and many friends.
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SCHALBAR -- Colita Schalbar, was welcomed home on April 15, 2011 at the age of 93. She was born August 2, 1917 in Brook Smith, TX to Tom and Nora Lee. She married Oscar Schalbar on March 23, 1936. She began her teaching career in Pie Town, NM and finished her career in Albuquerque at Mark Twain Elementary. Colita was a member of First Christian Church in Albuquerque, Association of Educational Retirees, Good Sam Club and Delta Kappa Gamma. Colita is survived by one son, Merle Lee (Joanne) Schalbar; two daughters, Shirley Ann (Coy) Burrell and Jeanne Chadwell; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two great-grandchildren; four brothers and two sisters. A service and fellowship gathering will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, April 30, 2011 at The Chapel, 1500 Thornton, Clovis, NM with Deacon Daniel Chavez officiating. Arrangements are by Muffley Funeral Home, Inc. 575-762-4435 www.muffleyfuneralhome.com
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SEVER -- Christopher Hall Sever passed away on Friday, April 22, 2011. He is survived by his parents, Randy and Eileen Sever; brother, Shawn; sister, Megan Sever Suarez; daughter, Michaela Sever and her mother, Amy Quintana; best friend, Frank Willis; grandparents, James and Maurice Sever, and Wilmoth Chambliss, along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Jack Chambliss. Chris was a sweet and loving spirit, a dedicated father, loyal friend, and very kindhearted to everyone he met. He loved aviation, reading, and working on cars. In his youth, he was active with his church, Mesa View United Methodist Church in Albuquerque, NM. He enjoyed music and sang with the "New Gospel Singers." In his later life, he assisted members of his church family with transportation to church functions, handyman chores and visiting those that were not able to travel. He will be missed by all who knew him. Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, April 30, 2011 at High Desert United Methodist Church, 4200 Meadowlark Lane, Rio Rancho, NM. Service will be dress casual and informal. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to his daughter Michaela's college fund. Donations may be sent to Edward Jones, ATTN: Phillip Suarez, 6656 NW 39th Expressway, Ste 201, Bethany, Oklahoma 73008. Please note "Michaela Sever" with your donation. To view funeral information or leave condolences please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Christopher'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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THOMPSON -- Robert Dudley "Bob" born July 8, 1927, passed away on the morning of April 23, 2011. A Celebration of his life will be held at French Mortuary, Friday, April 29, 2011 at 2:30 pm. 10500 Lomas NE. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be made to New Mexico Animal Friends, 2917 Carlisle Blvd. NW, Suite #212, Albuquerque, NM 87110, 505-881-7297, www.nmaf.org or the Alzheimer's Association, 9500 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Suite 121, Albuquerque, NM 87111, 505-266-4473, www.alz.org/newmexico. Please visit our online guestbook for Bob at RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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TORREZ -- Felix M. Torrez, Jr. age 68, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, passed away, Friday, April 22, 2011. He was born in Grants, NM and was a resident of Albuquerque. Felix was a member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church and of Los Guadalupanos. He was active in the Curcillo movement. Felix served our country in the Unites States Army. Felix was the founder of the Ristra Band as well as Los Musicos de Cristo Band. Felix enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Felix and Manuela Torrez; brother, Luther Torrez; and sister, Margaret Moya. Felix is survived by his loving wife, Odelia Torrez; his children, John Torrez and wife Tina and Cecilia Torrez and Leon Lucero; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Rubio and Nancy Saiz; and his brother, Charles Torrez, Sr.; and other numerous relatives and friends. Felix will be greatly missed by all. Visitations will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services Alameda Mortuary. A Rosary will be recited Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church. Final viewing will be Friday morning from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Daniels Family Alameda Mortuary. Service of Christian Burial will be Friday at 9:00 a.m. at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church. Interment will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery, on Edith between Ranchitos and Los Ranchos. Pallbearers will be Charles Torrez, Jr., Julian Torrez, Eric Torrez, Marty Martinez, David Trujillo, and Harold Moya, Jr. Honorary Bearers will be Chris Garcia, Jr. and Matthew Andersen. Those who wish to express their condolences may visit www.danielsfuneral.com Felix'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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TURNER -- Emily A., 86, of Albuquerque, NM and Sun Lakes, Arizona passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2011. She was born in London, England and immigrated to the U.S. with her husband Richard in 1958. Emily had two children, was a stay at home mother and assisted in building her husbands successful commercial painting company. She was preceded in death by her mother Ada and son Paul. Emily is survived by her husband, Richard John; daughter Ann; and sister Frances. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Valley of the Sun Mortuary, 10940 E. Chandler Heights Rd. Chandler, AZ.
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UMSTEAD -- William C. Umstead, SMSGT (RET), age 82, passed away on April 14, 2011 in Albuquerque, NM. He was born to William E. and A. Helen Umstead in Quakertown, PA. William served his country proudly in Korea and Vietnam for the United States Air Force in the Military Security Police field. After retirement, William spent about ten years working for Sandia National Labs as a Security Police Officer. He met his wife, Vida, while stationed in Morocco. William loved Jazz music and was a member of the Outpost Performance Space; and for a period of time he was a Jazz DJ for KUNM. William was an avid supporter of music and arts in New Mexico and contributed his time to such activities. William is survived by his two sons, Matthew Umstead and wife, Barbara, and William R.J. Umstead. Three grandchildren: Sean, Amanda and Cassandra. He is also survived by two brothers, Richard Umstead and John Umstead, one sister, MaryAnne Heise and husband, Dave. William is preceded in death by his wife, Vida A. Umstead. A visitation will take place one hour prior to the prayer vigil on Thursday, April 28, 2011. The Prayer Vigil will be recited on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 7:00 pm, French Mortuary - Lomas Chapel. The Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, April 29, 2011 at 10:00 am, Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 833 Arizona SE. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Please visit our online guestbook for William at RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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