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BARELA -- MICHEAL E. was born November 16, 1964 and passed away November 3, 2011. A Viewing will be held at Riverside Funeral Home on Monday, November 7, 2011 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., with a Rosary to be recited at 6:00 p.m. A Prayer Service will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 9:00 a.m., also at Riverside Funeral Home. Interment is to follow at San Jose De Armijo Cemetery. RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE 764-9663
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BERTZYK -- GAYLE E. The family of Gayle E. Bertzyk thanks their many friends and relatives whose sympathy and thoughtfulness will always be remembered and deeply appreciated. RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE 87108 505-764-9663
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BRAMLETT -- EXERLONA A native of Albuquerque, NM; graduated from Albuquerque High School; attended University one year; married Henry Bramlett on December 17, 1935. To this union were born three children, namely Gloria, Johnny, and Gary; sixteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church all of her life; there she taught Sunday School; sang in the church choir; served as the church clerk; and was the financial clerk for twenty-six years. She joined the Eureka Matrons and the Home Circle Club both in 1935, and she very much enjoyed being a member; she believes they have done many wonderful things over the years. She served as President of the club for a short time in the early 1940's, and served as the Assistant Secretary. In 1964, Zenobia Collins McMurray was President, and in 1967, Sis. Bramlett was Parliamentarian when Carrie Hanks was President. Sis. Bramlett received many certificates awarded to her for services rendered, including: a plaque from Mount Olive Baptist Church for the period from 1955-1980; Certificate of Merit Courtesy in 1974; Certificate of Recognition for 1993-1994; Service Award in February 1986; a Service Award as Chairman of Events in 1972; Certificate of Appreciation from the University of New Mexico in 1993; and, the Certificate of Attendance at Mount Olive's Sunday School in 1996. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, November 7, 2011, 11:00 a.m., at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 2401 University Blvd. SE. Please visit our online guest book for Exerlona at www.RememberTheirStory.com. FRENCH 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
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CHAVEZ -- CELINE M. Beloved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, November 2, 2011. To view service information or leave a condolence, please visit: www.danielsfuneral.com Celine's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Alameda Mortuary 9420 Fourth St. NW Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87114 505-898-3160
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DAVIS -- ALICE JEANETTE Was born in Albuquerque on December 9, 1920. She died of natural causes early October 17, 2011 at home with her family. Jeanette attended Abq HS graduating in 1938 where she captured the heart of her future husband, Charles R Davis whom she married in July, 1940, and with whom she enjoyed 63 years of marriage. Jeanette was a talented dancer in the early years, dancing at the famed Florentine Gardens in Hollywood, California. Returning to Albuquerque, she was a frequent model in the women's section of the Albuquerque Journal and became a Queen in Daughters of the Nile, Yucca Temple #74, a Matron of Desert Rose and an active member of Adah Chapter #5 in the order of Eastern Star. Jeanette was the youngest child of 12 and was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Myrtle Burgin; brothers Verner, Earl, Henry, Charles, Walter, Edgar and Dustin Burgin; sisters Monty Bird, Ethel MacDonald, Molly Dekker, Daisy Whitney; husband Charles R.; son Jim Davis. Jeanette is survived by her daughters Sue Davis, Debra Davis, Sally Cadieux; son Jon Davis; granddaughter Renee Cadieux of Jericho, Vermont; grandsons Jason Davis, Evan Davis and Patrick Cadieux, all of Albuquerque, grandsons Andy Mattern of Minneapolis, MN and Steven Mattern; great-grandson Wesley Mattern of Austin, TX. At Jeanette's request there will be no memorial. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Eastern Star Benevolent Fund in care of Glinda Lewis, 5800 Scorpio Ave. NW, Abq, NM 87114.
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ENDAZOLA -- ARTHUR STEVEN Age 46, passed away Friday, November 4, 2011. Funeral services are pending. To leave a condolence, please visit: www.danielsfuneral.com. Arthur's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 3113 Carlisle Blvd NE Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87110 505-884-1188
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ERSFELD -- JAMES "JIM" Jim was born in St. Paul, MN on July 1st, 1949 to Murray and Dorothy Ersfeld. Jim was the youngest of three siblings and is survived by his two sisters, Betty Swanson (Apache Junction, AZ) and Trish Kahanic (Bakersfield, CA); as well as his wife, Kit; and their children, Mark, Lani, and TJ. Jim attended St. Thomas Academy for his secondary schooling, where he graduated with honors, and was an accomplished athlete and marksman. He furthered his studies at the University of Notre Dame, where he received his BS in Aerospace Engineering. Upon graduation, he attended the University of Minnesota, where he received his MBA. He and his wife, Kit, met on Valentine's Day in 1970 during their studies at Notre Dame. They came from Minnesota to New Mexico in 1979, and moved to their permanent home in Placitas in 1980. Jim was an avid lover of the New Mexican desert and sunshine, and contributed to his community in numerous ways, including volunteering as the Ranchos de Placitas Water Board Treasurer for over 30 years. Jim and Kit began their family with their son Mark in 1981, followed by their daughter Lani in 1983, and their son TJ in 1987. Jim considered raising his children to be his greatest accomplishment and joy. Jim's career as an engineer included contributions to 3M, Digital Equipment Corporation, Emcore, and General Technology Corporation. True to his life-long love of learning, Jim "retired" to pursue his Ph.D. in History at the University of New Mexico. Along the way, he received his BA and Master's degrees, and was a major contributor to the Western Writers of America. As in life, Jim battled his sudden diagnosis of terminal cancer proudly and privately, and passed away gently on November 1st, 2011, surrounded by his loving family. A private service was held near his home, and a memorial placard will be placed in his honor overlooking the deserts that were so dear to him. Friends are welcome to pay their respects and well wishes to Jim and his family, and are invited to contact his wife Kit to make arrangements for doing so. Please share your condolences, sympathies and memories with the family at: www.danielsfuneral.com. Jim's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Service Carlisle Chapel 3113 Carlisle Boulevard, NE Albuquerque, NM 87110 (505) 884-1188
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FRANCO -- LUIS H. 8/19/1935 - 11/6/1995 It's been sixteen years today, that we lost a great man. Sometimes it seems like forever, but yet we still remember all the wonderful, kind things you did for so many. We miss you more everyday. Your memory will live on forever. We love you! Your wife, children and grandchildren
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GALLEGOS -- LOUIS H. (LOU) November 4, 1938-August 6, 2011 Happy Birthday Lou Happy Birthday Dad Happy Birthday Grandpa Happy Birthday Great-Grandpa Happy Birthday Nino Happy Birthday Brother Happy Birthday Uncle It does not seem that three months have passed since you went to be with your mom, dad, sisters and other relatives, but we know that you are celebrating your 73rd birthday with them. We love you and miss you very much. The Gallegos family would like to express their sincere thanks to each and everyone who played a role in giving Lou Gallegos the send off, he so deserved. We know that he is watching over all of us. Special Thanks to The Honorable George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush The Honorable Pete V. Domenici and Nancy The Honorable Manuel Lujan and Jean The Honorable Steve Pearce The Honorable Jeff Bingaman and Ann The Honorable Tom Udall and Jill The Honorable Susana Martinez and Chuck Franco The Honorable John Sanchez and Debra The Honorable Dianna Duran and Leo Barraza The Honorable Garrey Carruthers and Kathy The Honorable Gary Johnson The Honorable Dave Cargo The Honorable Gary King The Honorable Katherine Ortega and Lloyd Derrickson The Honorable R. J. Berry Governor George Rivera and Family Rev/ Msgr. Jerome Martinez y Alire, JCL United States Air Force The Honorable Gorden Eden New Mexico State Police Department Rio Rancho Police Department Santa Ana Pueblo Police Department Town of Bernalillo Police Santa Fe Police Department Presbyterian Urgent Care- Rio Rancho Presbyterian Hospital- Albuquerque Presbyterian Hospice Services Fresenius Dialysis Center- Rio Rancho We sincerely want to express our gratitude to Daniels Family Service-Sara Chapel who under the direction of Joan Stasi and her staff, attended to every detail with so such precision and care for all our family and friends.
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GARCIA -- JOE LESTER Age 80, passed away peacefully at his home on November 2, 2011. "The world has lost a great man but yet the heavens have gained another one. His impact on those who knew him will not be forgotten." He is survived by his wife, Josephine Garcia; daughter, Patricia Annabell Myers; son, Robert Patrick Garcia; daughter, Virginia Coffman and her husband, John Coffman; four grandchildren, Vanessa Sprunk, Sophia Beardsley, Olivia Garcia, and Lester Bottoms; two step-grandchildren: Casey Coffman and Kimberly Jones; and three great-grandchildren: Natasha and Joseph (J.T.) Sprunk and Avalon Beardsley. His son, Henry David Garcia preceded him in death. Lester was a long time member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church. He served in the Army National Guard for six years. He retired from Sandia National Laboratories in 1989 after thirty-seven years of service. A Rosary will be recited on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at French ~ Lomas Chapel. The Funeral Mass will take place on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 833 Arizona Street S.E. Please visit our online guest book for Joe at RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 505-275-3500
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GARCIA -- MARIA H. The family of Maria H. Garcia thanks their many friends and relatives whose sympathy and thoughtfulness will always be remembered and deeply appreciated. RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE 505-764-9663
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GONZALES -- ANTHONY "TONY" Age 46, beloved, son, brother, uncle, nephew, and friend, was embraced by the Lord and taken to his heavenly home, Monday, October 31, 2011. Visitation will be Sunday, November 6, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 9502 Fourth Street NW, where a Rosary will be recited at 3:00 p.m. Final Viewing will be Monday morning from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in the Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services - Alameda Mortuary. Followed by the Service of Christian Burial at 9:00 a.m. at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church. Those who wish to express their condolences or share a story, please visit: www.danielsfuneral.com Tony's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Alameda Mortuary 9420 Fourth St. NW Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87114 505-898-3160
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GONZALEZ -- LEONIA PARRA The family of Leonia Parra Gonzalez thanks their many friends and relatives whose sympathy and thoughtfulness will always be remembered and deeply appreciated. RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE 764-9663
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HALL -- MARY GREGORY PHILLIPS Age 93, died, October 29, 2011, in her home in Albuquerque, New Mexico while surrounded by loved ones. She was born July 28, 1918, in New York City, and graduated from Smith College in 1934. Mary is known for her compassionate nature, her love of music and art and her political activism for the environment and human justice. Always a step ahead of most people, she picketed the White House when Kennedy sent "advisors" into Viet Nam. She was concerned about the effects of air born radiation on children's bones, so lobbied and organized to stop the atmospheric testing of nuclear bombs. She was a founding member of Women Strike for Peace and in the Charlotte, North Carolina years, became a well-known civil rights activist. She and her family used their house as collateral to secure the release of a black man who was framed on an arson charge in North Carolina. She attended the Supreme Court deliberations on Swann vs. Charlotte Mecklenburg Board of Education, the first school bussing to achieve racial balance case. Mary and her family were shot at more than once as a result of her activism. Mary bravely joined the weekly silent vigil against the war in Viet Nam downtown at the Charlotte Post office. While, John Hall, her husband of 25 years, became a draft counselor, she provided food and a floor on which to sleep for young men who were fleeing the draft. She was an intervener in the Supreme Court case against Duke Power Company, in an attempt to stop the proliferation of nuclear power plants and to expand liability limits for nuclear accidents. In later years she supported the ACLU and the Natural Resources Defense Council and continued her fight against nuclear power in New Mexico. She was married to John O. P. Hall in 1950 with whom she had two children, Tabitha and Jonathan. Her move to New Mexico was precipitated by the loss of John and a new era began in her varied life. She met the love of her life, Hugh K. "Joule" Jennings at the Unitarian Church in Santa Fe, NM. She adored him and spent many happy times hiking and traveling all over the world with him until his death 25 years later. Her passion for people led her to a career as a certified Reality Therapist who received training directly from Dr. William Glasser, at the center in California. In Santa Fe, she worked with abusive and struggling families as a volunteer at the Santa Fe Family Center, and with private clients as well. Even as recently as four months ago, a client from the past found Mary in Albuquerque in order to express her gratitude for the help she received. Mary had a magnetic personality and was surrounded with friends wherever she went and in whatever she did. Despite any difficulties she encountered, she was always optimistic and had a laugh and a smile for any situation. She was extremely brave. She is survived by: her sister, Jane Phillips Bialek and nieces and nephew Janka, Kasia, and Peter; her children, Tabitha Hall and Jonathan Phillips Hall (Leslie W. Hall); grand-children, Sean Daniel Winkless-Hall (Jennifer Beth Winkless-Hall), Kerry Caitlin Winkless-Hall, and Dustin Phillips Hall; her step-children, Lee Jennings, Lynn Jennings, and Ken Jennings (Margot Jennings); step-grandchildren Colin McLeod (Crystal Jennings), Dana Jennings Garcia (Roland Garcia), Parker Jennings (Mykayla Jennings) and Hillary Jennings; and three step-great-grandchildren. Other beloved survivors include, Stephen Marinelli, Jaidev Contractor and his parents Donna and Devendra Contractor, Patricia Ramczyk, as well as her granddaughter by affection, Valeria Balderas (Oliver Sevillano) and baby Kimberly, Debbie Freschette, Kay and Martha Bird. A memorial service will be held in Santa Fe at a date to be determined.
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HEIL -- JESSICA M. FORESTER November 6, 1971-June 25, 2010
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HERNANDEZ -- EDEL ABRAM BORRUEL The family of Edel Abram Borruel Hernandez thanks their many friends and relatives whose sympathy and thoughtfulness will always be remembered and deeply appreciated. RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE 764-9663
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HERRERA -- LINA C. 86, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on November 3, 2011. Mrs. Herrera is survived by her children, Dan Herrera and wife, Linda, Tony Herrera, Larry Herrera and wife, Mercy, Jimmy Herrera and Rosanne Montano, Jane Trujillo and husband, Anthony, and Renie Carmona and husband, Dominic; her sister, Lucille Rivera; and numerous grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Mrs. Herrera was preceded in death by her husband, Eloy C. Herrera. Visitation for Mrs. Herrera will be Wednesday, November 9, 2011 in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel, from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. Final visitation will be Thursday, November 10, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church, 1400 Arenal Dr. SW with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9:00 a.m., Father Nicil Nichols, presider. Interment of cremains will follow at San Jose de Armijo Cemetey. Please visit: www.gabaldonmortuaryinc.com to sign the online guestbook. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary Inc. 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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JAMES -- FRANCES LOUISE Was born on July 09, 1930 and passed away October 28, 2011. RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE 764-9663
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KENT -- EDITH H. (EDIE) Of Corrales and Albuquerque, New Mexico, died Friday evening, October 28, 2011, at the age of 86, of natural, age-related causes. Edie was born in Evanston, Illinois (just north of Chicago) on December 14, 1924. Edie was the youngest of four children born to Wiley E. Hosier and Merle Deane Hosier. She was predeceased by her eldest sister Julia Hosier(who died in infancy); her brother, William A. Hosier, of Massachusetts (who died in 1999); her sister and close confidant, Julie Deane Jones, of North Carolina (who died in 2009). She was also predeceased by her brother-in-law, John M. Hoar, of Concord New Hampshire (who died in 2010). Edie graduated with a bachelor's degree in biochemistry from Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, in 1946. She worked as a hospital lab technologist at St. Luke's Hospital in Chicago for three years until 1949, and married Richard B. (Dick) Kent, who had been her college sweetheart, on June 2, 1949 at the home of her parents in Terre Haute, Indiana. Edie and Dick lived for a short time thereafter in Dayton, Ohio, where Edie worked in the laboratory at Memorial Hospital. Edie and Dick were both free spirits in their time, and they left the Midwest in 1950 for adventure and a fresh start in the Land of Enchantment. They lived in Albuquerque for a year and settled in Corrales in 1951, where they built an adobe home with their own hands and lived together and raised a family for 37 years until Dick's death in 1988, and where Edie lived independently for 21 more years. Edie worked as a medical lab technologist at the old Santa Fe Railway Hospital in Albuquerque after her arrival in New Mexico and until she was ready to raise a family. Edie gave life to three sons, Brian Kent (Ann Mahaffey), Jason Kent (Denise Bissell), and Guy Kent (Vicki Ellison Kent), and four grandsons, Brady Kent, Drew Kent, Carson Kent and Spencer Kent. She is also survived by much loved nieces and nephews from Massachusetts, North Carolina and New Hampshire. Edie was an at-home wife and mother after her first child was born and until her children were all in school. She then returned to work as a medical lab technologist for several doctors' offices in Albuquerque, with her lengthiest time being spent at the offices of Drs. Hanold, Beeson and Seibert. At about the time all her children had graduated from high school, Edie retired as a lab technologist and instead put those same skills to work as the home-dialysis (kidney machine) technologist and care giver for her husband Dick, who needed to go on dialysis in 1973 due to end stage renal failure. Edie kept Dick alive on hemo-dialysis for 15 years, and also worked as an office assistant in Dick's photography business for most of those years until she and Dick retired in 1985. In addition, Edie volunteered for many years at the Corrales Community Library and the First Unitarian Church in Albuquerque. She was a member of the First Unitarian Church for almost 50 years. Edie lived the last year of her life in the tender care of Carmen and Curtis Hudson of Touched by a White Dove Assisted Care in Albuquerque. Edie was a wonderful, sweet person. She was exceptionally kind, even to the crawly creatures that often invaded her Corrales home. She gave her love freely to family, friends, and even to strangers. She endured much, including living with severe rheumatoid arthritis for more than thirty years. She had a keen mind and an easy homespun sense of humor. She possessed a forceful will and strong moral convictions, but she was non-judgmental and forgave easily. She taught by example and lived with gratitude, acceptance and grace. Edie was one of a kind. There will be a memorial service for Edie conducted at the First Unitarian Church, 3701 Carlisle Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87110, commencing at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 26, 2011 (the Saturday after Thanksgiving), with Christine Robinson officiating. Those so inclined may make a donation in Edie's name to the Friends of the Corrales Library (FOCL), PO Box 1586, Corrales, New Mexico 87048, or to any favorite charity, in lieu of flowers. To all who knew her, Edie would want to say thank you for your friendship.
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MARKER -- MILDRED P. Age 93, a resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2011. She was born August 8, 1918 in Indianapolis, IN and kept the Governor of Indiana awake on the night she was born. She is survived by two daughters, Meredith Jungst (Rudy) and Mitzi Zeri (Matt). She is also survived by six grandchildren, Michelle Overholt (Chris), Heather Jungst, Marie Baca, David Bueffel (Karin), Scott Bueffel (Jennifer) and Elizabeth Dreith (Doug); six great-grandchildren and one on the way. Mildred was preceded in death by her husband Thomas F. Marker. She attended Stephens College and graduated from the University of Colorado in 1940. She was very active in many genealogy organizations including being a Charter Member and Past Regent of Charles Dibrell Chapter of DAR and a dual member of Colorado & New Mexico Society of Mayflower Descendents. She was also a member of The Ancient and Honorable Artillery, Huguenot Society, Daughters of Founders and Patriots, Magna Charta Dames, New England Women, Order of the Crown of Charlemagne and the New Mexico Society of The Colonial Dames of America. Private Services have been held. Memorial contributions may be made in Mildred's honor to The American Heart Association or The American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice. FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
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MAROSI -- ANNA Passed away peacefully on October 28, 2011 at the age of 100. She was born in West Virginia to immigrant parents. Her family returned with her to Slovakia in 1914. She became a school teacher, but her career was cut short by her battle with tuberculosis. She married Julius Marosi in 1935 and was widowed in 1966. Anna returned to United States in 1969, to join her daughter. Anna was an avid gardener and walked daily into her early nineties. She diligently studied and mastered the English language and helped to raise her two granddaughters. She was also a breast cancer survivor. Anna is survived by her daughter, Dr. Alice Marosi-Csepregi; granddaughters, Nicole Adams and husband Jerry Adams, Cathy Cavanaugh and husband Dr. Brendan Cavanaugh; four great-grandchildren. She was one of six children and is preceded in death by her siblings. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on November 12, at 2:00 p.m. at the Aquinas Newman Center in the Dominican Chapel, 1815 Las Lomas Road NE. Interment will follow at the Fairview Cemetery.
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MATHEWS -- DAVID RUSSELL Of Mt. Laurel, NJ died on October 26, 2011. David was the son of Floyd and Marilyn Mathews of Charlottesville VA. He is survived by: his two children, Ben and Evelyn Mathews of Mt. Laurel; his parents; his brother, Paul Mathews of Irvington NY; and sisters, Mary Beth and Ken Hughes of Williamsburg, VA and Sarah and Ken Davis of Denver, CO. An extended family of aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews also survive him. David, 42, was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. He spent the past 15 years in the Mt. Laurel area. David had degrees in both computer science and business. He was a computer systems consultant. David was a lifelong Radio Controlled Airplane modeler. A graveside service was held at Monticello Memory Gardens in Charlottesville. Memorials may be made to the Annual Fund at Doane Academy (his children's school) in memory of David R. Mathews. The address is: Doane Academy, Attn: Kathleen Keays, 350 Riverbank, Burlington, NJ 08016.
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MELANSON -- ROBERT E. "BOB" Age, 88, of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, went peacefully to his eternal rest on Thursday, October 13, 2011 while surrounded by many of his family members. His health had been failing for nearly a year. He was born in Nova Scotia in 1922, but spent most of his adult life on Long Island, New York, where he engaged in the grocery business. Bob served in the United States Army from 1941-1947 during World War II. He met his beloved wife Dorothy in England while in the service of his country. They had been married for 65 years at the time of his death. Bob and Dorothy moved to New Mexico in 1975 to be near their daughters. He was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus, Eugene Teatum Council 6696 in Rio Rancho, and as a Fourth Degree Knight he held several offices over the years. He was preceded in death by son Roy in 1973. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; daughters, Gloria Bullis and husband Don of Rio Rancho, NM, Maureen Orgass and husband Howard of Logan, NM; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Barbara Bodami and husband Dominick of Commack, NY; numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be given in Robert's honor to the Knights of Columbus, 6696 Council, 1020 Veranda Drive SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124, 505-891-3996 or to Sol Amor Hospice, 7301 Indian School Road NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, 505-821-2500. Cremation has taken place. A Rosary will be celebrated at 7:30 p.m., on the evening of November 10, 2011 at Daniels Family Funeral Services, Sara Road Chapel, 4310 Sara Road SE, Rio Rancho, NM. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., on the morning of November 11, 2011 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 1502 Sara Road SE, Rio Rancho, NM. Ennichment will follow the Mass at Vista Verde Memorial Park, 4310 Sara Road SE, Rio Rancho, NM. To view service information or leave a condolence, please visit: www.danielsfuneral.com. Robert's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Road Rio Rancho, New Mexico, 87124 505-892-9920
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MUSKETT -- ANGELITA A. Was born October 31, 1980 and passed away November 1, 2011. A Memorial Service will take place at Calvary Church on Monday, November 7, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE 764-9663
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PATTERSON -- MARVIN (LES) Age 88, passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2011. Marvin is survived by his daughters, Susan Sanchez, Leslie (Greg) Dobbs, Linda (Clair) Haakenson; and granddaughter, Lindsey Haakenson. Services will be held Monday, November 7, 2011 at French ~ Wyoming Chapel at 1:30 p.m. Private entombment will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook for Marvin at www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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PEDRONCELLI -- ROBERT Was born February 8, 1964 and passed away October 28, 2011. He is survived by his wife Alicia; and three sons: James (Crystal), Joseph (Adelina), and Andrew (Gabby); five grandchildren: Alexandria, Arthur, Ashley, Aaron, and Angelina; brothers: Mike Ramirez and Richard and Jimmy Ortega; sister Annette Tapia; and also several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Special thanks to his loyal and childhood friends: Joseph and Robert Baca, Mr. and Mrs. George Franco, Mr. and Mrs. Louie Franco, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Saavedra, Doug Atler and Anthony and Lawrence Otero, Deacon Robert Vigil, Father Clarence, Hospice of the Sandias, Julian and Joanie Lasky, Monica Burns and all other friends at Price Rite for all their help. Also, thank you to Prima Madalena Garcia for the beautiful Rosary, and all other family and friends for being supportive during this difficult time. RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE 764-9663
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PERERA -- FREDERICK THEODORUS Age 83, a resident of Rio Rancho, died Saturday, October 29, 2011. He is survived by sons, Andre, Eric, and Jeff Perera and nine grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2011, 11:00 am, at Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, 4800 Indian School NE. Please visit our online guestbook for Frederick at: RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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PERRIN -- ROBERT JAMES Age 64, a resident of Albuquerque, died Sunday, October 30, 2011. His wife, Ellen Perrin of Albuquerque, NM, and his great nephew Keith Walter Cummings of California survive him. His father Joseph Perrin; mother Joyce Perrin; and sister Donna Cummings preceded Bob in death. Bob worked in juvenile probation for the state of New Mexico, and formerly juvenile and adult probation with San Mateo County, California. He devoted his life to the departments for which he served and helped thousands of children over the course of his career; without ever seeking recognition for his endless acts of kindness. Bob's incredible passion was obvious by the lives he touched, people, and animals alike. He was a mentor, a couch, a counsel, and a friend. Bob's sense of humor was untouchable and unparalled. He had a huge heart and retained the values of a bygone era. Bob will be greatly missed. At Bob's request, no public memorial services will be held. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to: Crossroads Fellowship Church , attn: Homeless Ministry, 1215 Hazeldine SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106. Please visit our online guestbook for Bob at: RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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PINEDA -- LILLY M. Passed to eternal life on Tuesday November 1, 2011, at her home with the love of her life at her side. Lilly was born December 5, 1945, attended Roswell Schools, and married Eloy Pineda October 6, 1961. They just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on October 6, 2011. She is survived by her four kids, Jimmy and Dolores Pineda, Elizabeth Harry, Rick and Diane Pineda, and Donna Christine Sedillo; ten grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She lived a full life always filled with so much joy and love everyday for her family and friends and especially for her Lord Jesus Christ. She is now in the peace and comfort of her Daddy in Heaven the happiest she has ever been. A rosary and mass will be prayed at 10:00 a.m., November 7, 2011. Reception to follow immediately after at Holy Rosary Catholic church 5415 Fortuna Rd NW Albuquerque, NM 87105. Ashes provided by Gabaldon Mortuary: (505)243 -7861.
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QUINTANA -- LORRAINE Lorraine's journey with Our Lord and His Blessed Mother has ended on November 3, 2011 at the age of 67. She was born in Albuquerque on November 26, 1943 to her beloved parents, Louisa Garcia and Juan Bautista Abeyta, who preceded her in death. She wishes to let her special sons Damon and Loren, and her two grandchildren Gabriel and Miranda, know that she will be watching over them. She is survived by her husband Raymond of 49 years. For all her relatives and friends that were so kind and loving, Lorraine has a special thank you for being there during good and trying times. On her journey, Lorraine learned many positive things about human nature - what was important and what was not. She will be praying and smiling for each of you. Services will be conducted at Queen of Angels Chapel at 1100 Indian School Rd. NW (I-40 at 12th Street NW) on Monday, November 7, 2011. The Rosary Vigil will be at 9:30 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. Honorary Pallbearers will be Maria Elena Chavez, Maxine Gonzales, Lois Ortiz, Anabell Leyba, Linda Montoya, Cathy Maestas, K. K. Salazar, Carol Lynch, Annette Tark, Flora Pino, Gavina Cordero, and Petrita Barela. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th Street NW, ABQ. 505-343-8008
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RASMUSSEN -- DR. CHARLES L. May 6, 1942 - Sept. 18, 2011 Please join us for a memorial service and celebration of the life of our beloved friend, colleague, and teacher Dr. Charles L. Rasmussen on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the UNM Continuing Education Building, 1634 University Blvd. NE. Memorial gifts may be made to The Dr. Charles L. Rasmussen Bridge Fund, P.O. Box 25104, Albuquerque, NM 87125.
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RHOADES -- BEATRICE ANN Formerly of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was born March 6, 1931 in Hales Corners, Wisconsin and passed away November 2, 2011 in Henderson, Nevada at the age of 80. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Donald (Dusty) Rhoades and her parents, Maurice and Pearl Fitze. Bea is survived by her son Vic Knauth and wife Dona of Oceanside, CA; her daughters Kathy Rottman and husband Larry of Lancaster, CA, Carrie Graves and husband Tom of Red Oak, TX, Becky Carey and husband Dave of Henderson, NV, Leslie Hulebak and husband Phil of Albuquerque, NM, and Donette Berezniak and husband Michael of Albuquerque, NM; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Lucy and Bob Reich of Mesa, AZ. The family wishes to extend special thanks for the exceptional care provided by The Palms at Siena and for the love and support of the Nathan Adelson Hospice staff. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 5th at 4:00 pm at Green Valley Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1799 Wigwam Parkway, Henderson, NV. Burial will be at the Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bea's name to Nathan Adelson Hospice, 4141 Swenson Street, Las Vegas, NV 89119 or to the Alzheimer's Association, alz.org
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SAIZ-WANGER -- ANNIE Annie (Ann) (Andie) (Andelicia) Saiz-Wanger, 75, a resident of Albuquerque, NM since 1954, prior San Acacia, NM, died November 2, 2011. She is survived by her spouse, William (Bill) Wanger of family home; children Donna Wanger of Albuquerque, NM; sister Julia Saiz-Garcia and husband Gene of Albuquerque, NM, sister-in-law Marie and husband Jim Fierek of Togo, MN; and four nieces, one nephew, four great nieces, one great nephew, one great-great niece and one great-great nephew, numerous cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Alcario & Manuelita Saiz. She was a member of Ascension Catholic Church where she was a current member of the Legion of Mary and Women of the Word. She taught CCD for 15 years, she was a Cursillista and worked many Marriage Enrichments and weekend of Christian Livings, she also worked several years with the Cannossian Sisters. She was very well known in her community through church and through the schools. She worked for APS as a General Helper for 25 years. Tuesday, November 8, 2011, Visitation will be at 8:30 a.m., Rosary at 9:30 a.m., with a Mass following. All services will be held at Ascension Parish, 2150 Raymac Rd. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105. Father Edmund Savilla will be the Celebrant. Interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe at 3:00 p.m., on Tuesday, November 8, 2011. Pallbearers will be Debbie Jaramillo, Anita Barker, Grace Maestas, Carolyn Peralta, Walter Garcia, Matthew Peralta, Joe Maestas and Cheyenne Barker. Honorary Pallbearers will be Cristana Maestas, Amanda Maestas, Tracey Peralta, Desiree Baca, Lola Garcia, Ruben Jaramillo and members of the Legion of Mary. Please visit our online guestbook for Annie at www.RememberTheirStory.com. FRENCH 1111 University Blvd. NE 505-843-6333
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SANDOVAL -- BRYANT CLINT Age 40, passed away Saturday, November 5, 2011. To view service information or leave a condolence, please visit: www.danielsfuneral.com Bryant's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 3113 Carlisle Blvd NE Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87110 505-884-1188
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SANDOVAL -- PEGGY Age 91, passed away peacefully with her family present. She is survived by her daughter, Sylvia Harwood and husband, Ken; granddaughter, Rita Grosso and husband, Bill; and great grand-son, Gavin Boyce, all of San Antonio, TX; her son, Stann Sandoval and his wife, Wendy; and son, Scott Sandoval of Albuquerque. She is also survived by many beloved nephews, nieces, friends, neighbors, a brother, and sisters. A celebration of her life will be held in the Chapel at Central United Methodist Church, 201 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, where she was a member since 1955, on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 10:00 am. A reception will follow in the church social hall. Peggy's cremains will be interred at Santa Fe National Cemetery on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 1:30 pm next to the ashes of her husband Jacob Sandoval who preceded her in death. They had been married sixty five years when he passed away in 2004. Peggy was an accomplished poet, writer, and songwriter with three published books of poems. She was a member of The Honored Ladies of the Ballut Abyad Shiner's, the NM Poetry Society, listed in the International Who's Who of Poetry, and the International Platform Association. She enjoyed a long career including 15 years as a government employee where she received several Superior Performance Awards, and worked in commercial real estate. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Animal Humane Society, Shriner's Hospitals for Children, or the charitable organization of your choice. She will be greatly missed. FRENCH 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
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SENA -- WILLIAM MICHAEL Known to many as Mike, age 57, passed peacefully in his home in Colorado Springs, CO, on Monday October 31, 2011. He was born on December 2, 1953 to Sonny and Sylvia Sena in Albuquerque, NM where he lived his life. Mike loved fishing, hunting and motorcycles, he was happiest when he was fishing. He has joined both his Father and Mother; Grandfather Henry Pettine Sr; Grandmother Ernestine Pettine; and Cousin Marvin Pettine in heaven. Mike is survived by his best friend and daughter Anna Sena; his only son Mario Sena. Survived also by his sisters, Shirley Archunde and husband Phil, Yvette Pettine and family; brothers, Ron Sena, wife Michelle, Albert Sena, wife Mayra; nieces, Sylvia Marquez and family, Syndi Varela, Julianna Adams and family, Renee Scott and family, Tara Chavez and husband Chris, Kelsey Sena; nephews, Fransisco Martinez and family, Angelo Martinez and family, Cody Dohs; close cousins, Brian Padilla and family, Chad Padilla and family, Carlo Pettine and family, Dominic Pettine and wife Karen and many more; aunts, Yvonne Pettine-Padilla and husband Wilfred, Kathy Martinez and family, Mary Ellen Lujan and family; uncles, Henry Pettine Jr and wife Janice, Bert Sena and family. He will be missed by many friends, family and everyone that knew him. Mass to be held at Shrine of St. Bernadette, 11509 Indian School NE, Alb, NM on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 11:00am. Reception to follow. You are loved and missed Michael-always remembered.
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SILVERMAN -- MURRAY MURRAY SILVERMAN, 91, passed away on Tuesday, November 2, 2011. He was born on September 21, 1920 in the Bronx, NY to Russian immigrants, Bella and Max Silverman. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years Ruth Leah Baker of Providence, Rhode Island. Murray is survived by his loving daughters, Carol and fiance Phillip Crace, Mindy, Shelley, and son-in law David Foster; as well as friends of the family and loyal dogs Duke and Autumn. Murray was a WWII Veteran where he served as a navigator in the Army Air Corp. He joined Sandia Laboratories in 1956 and transferred to Albuquerque in 1962. He worked on special projects in the South Pacific, Nevada, and California. After retirement, he had his own business, Aztec Technologies, in which he developed automotive testers. He enjoyed working on his computers, building circuits, emailing and Skyping right up until the end. Dad loved his three daughters, whom he called his "three points of light"; he loved Cherries Jubilee ice cream, liver and onions, and mom's potato salad. He had a great, dry sense of humor that will live on in our everyday lives. We miss you Dad! A gathering in his honor for friends and family will be held at Daniel's Family Funeral Home, 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE, on Saturday, November 12, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: P resbyterian Healthcare Foundation - designate gift for Hospice Care, P.O. Box 26666, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87125. To view service information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Murray's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87109 505-821-0010
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STEWART -- DAVID A. Of Albuquerque, NM, passed away on October 28th 2011. He was born in Detroit, MI on November 15th, 1958 to Rev. Alexander Taylor Stewart and Edith Andersen Stewart and grew up in Clarkston, MI. Dave served his country overseas in the US Army as a communication specialist. He is survived by his daughter Claire Marie Stewart; sisters, Phyllis Frankoff and Joan Nudos; and brother Bruce Stewart. Dave wished to be cremated and there will be a family memorial in MI this summer. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to the Crystal Lake and Watershed Association at PO Box 89 Beulah, MI 49617.
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THOMAS -- CHARLES GEORGE COL. USAF, (Ret) Age, 71, a resident of Albuquerque, died Wednesday, November 2, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Regina Marie Thomas of Albuquerque, NM; three children, Jennifer Harkins and husband, Brian of Boston, MA, Elizabeth Shriver and husband, Jesse of Las Vegas, NV, and Brian Thomas and partner, Drury Roberts of Lubbock, TX; grandchildren, Rachel and Emily Harkins and Amanda and Eric Charles Shriver; sister, Eileen Bikowicz and husband, Robert of Scotia, NY; brother, Lawrence Thomas and wife, Mary of Phoenix, AZ; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends. Colonel Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Mary Thomas; and daughter, Carolyn Marie. He was born in 1940 in Manhattan, NY and was a graduate of the Air Force Academy, Class of 1961. Colonel Thomas married the former Regina Pitassy in October of 1965. He had various Air Force assignments, and received two Legion of Merits, an Air Medal and nine Vietnam Service Medals. Colonel Thomas flew over 7000 hours in several different aircraft, his favorite being the C-141. His final military assignment was Wing Commander of the 1606th Air Base Wing at Kirtland AFB from 1985 to 1988. After leaving the Air Force, Charlie worked for Governor Gary Carruthers as a Cabinet Secretary of the General Services Department. Col Thomas spent 13 years at Sandia National Laboratories before retiring. He was also on the board of the Albuquerque International Sunport; Past President of the Southwest Defense Alliance; a board member of the Air Force Association; was one of the original members of the Kirtland Partnership Committee which was responsible for the retention of Kirtland Air Force Base during BRAC; and for the past 20 years was Military Analyst for KOAT, Channel 7 in Albuquerque. In 2010, Col. Thomas received the Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce Steve Schiff Award. Charles was a member of John XXIII Catholic Community. Friends may visit French-Lomas Chapel Sunday, November 6, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday November 7, 2011, 11:00 am at John XXIII Catholic Community, 4831 Tramway Ridge Dr. NE, Albuquerque, with Father Arkad Bizak as Celebrant with a reception following at the church. Interment will take place at The Air Force Academy Cemetery in Colorado Springs, CO at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Kizito Elementary School in Mekenke, Uganda or St. Mary's High School in Eleneacita, Kenya in care of John XIII Catholic Community, 4831 Tramway Ridge Dr. NE. Please visit our online guestbook for Charles at www.RememberTheirStory.com. FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500 Special Instructions
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VALTIERRA -- MADELINE CONSTANCE (MANDY) Born in Los Angeles, California on December 8, 1955 and went to be with the Lord on November 3, 2011 A beloved partner a treasured sister and a cherished mother. She was blessed as being called "Nana: by her grandchildren and "Nanny" by her nieces and nephews. She is survived by her Domestic partner of 26 years Dale Clark; her children, Raina Ruiz Franco and husband Joey Franco, Robert C. Ruiz, Angel Ruiz and wife Bianca; her step-son Robbie and Vicki Clark; ten grandchildren Jordan Marchello, Niko Ruiz, Alana Ruiz, Logan Franco, Felicity Ruiz, Remy Franco, Anya Ruiz, Lincoln (Dollface) Franco and Ella Sunshine Ruiz; also survived by her sister Theresa (Terry) Ponce and husband Arturo (Topo) Ponce; her brother Henry Ricky Valtierra wife Doreen; seven nieces and nephews Arturo Ponce Jr., Steven Ponce, Denise Ponce, Yvette Ponce, Monica Valtierra Chavarria, Henry Valtierra Jr., Pete Ponce; eight great-grandnieces and nephews. Along with many dear close friends. To view service information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Madeline's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Road Rio Rancho, New Mexico, 87124 505-892-9920
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WILSON -- DAVID JAMES June 22, 1967 - November 6, 1998 In Loving Memory. Another year has passed, but our love and memories for you are as strong as ever."
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YARBROUGH -- WILLIAM CLYDE "DUB" Born on March 7, 1929, passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2011. He joined his wife of 59 years, Ardith "Bigshot" Yarbrough, who passed away on July 19, 2011. Dub was the patriarch of a large family, having taken responsibility for his mother's family when his father died in 1949. He and Bigshot raised six daughters, Diane, Kathleen, Debra, Wilma, Donna, and Janet. He adored his grandchildren, John Bottegoni, Devon Towle, Casey Towle, Colin Shepherd, Katherine Shepherd and Grant Stephens. He was also "honorary grandpa" to lots of kids at the Cibola baseball fields back when Casey and Devon were playing baseball. He traveled to Denver to watch Colin and Katie play soccer. He and Bigshot were partners in business on Second Street and in Corrales. After they retired, Dub started his "political career" on the Corrales Watershed Board, which later became part of the Southern Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Control Authority (SSCAFCA). He served on the SCCAFCA Board of Directors for over 20 years, ten of them as Chairman. He was honored for his service to SSCAFA and the community at a retirement ceremony in December, 2010. The Board honored him by naming an arroyo after him. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Debbie. He is survived by his daughters; grandchildren; sister Wenona Westbrook; his brothers Aldon and Kenneth. He has many sisters-and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews of several generations, and cousins by the dozens. A Memorial Service will be held in December.
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