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ALLING -- CAROL ROSE Age 48, passed away Saturday, December 31, 2011. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit: www.danielsfuneral.com Carol'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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ARAGON -- DOROTHY J. Age 71, a resident of Albuquerque since 1987, formerly of Santa Fe, NM passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 3, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by James Aragon; daughters, Roberta Lester and husband, Nick, Yvonne Wood and husband, Trae; grandchildren, Jonathan, Victoria, Melanie, Brandon, Shelby, Roxanne and Virgil; brothers, Harry Valdez and wife, Katy, Issac Valdez, Jr. and wife, Dolores, Frank Valdez and wife, Pearl, Raymond Valdez and wife, Joanne; sisters Rita Scheer and husband, Loren, Brenda Sanchez; her beloved sister-in-law, Carol Valdez; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Ms. Aragon was preceded in death by her parents, Isaac and Elosia Valdez and brother, Bernie Valdez. Dorothy was a Registered Nurse who cared for many people in her life time. She was a Director of Nursing for a Santa Fe nursing home and later worked for the State of NM as a Health Facility Surveyor. Following her retirement, Dorothy dedicated her time to teaching religious education classes at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Church. Rosary will be recited Friday, January 6, 2012, 7:00 p.m. and Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, January 7, 2012, 9:00 a.m., at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Church, 5415 Fortuna Rd. NW. A special thanks to the staff and nurses of Heritage Hospice. Please visit our online guestbook for Dorothy at RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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ARCHULETA -- PROSPERO E. (TONY) "POMPO" A visitation and viewing will be in the Reflection of Life Chapel (Washington and Cutler NE) 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 5th followed with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. A Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, January 6th at St. Therese with burial following at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Please visit Prospero'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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BABER -- CAMERON GROOM September 13, 1990- January 5, 2002 It's been ten years, since you went on your first and last mission trip to Juarez, Mexico, to serve Jesus with Operation Christmas Child. I could shed tears that you're gone, or smile because I was blessed to be your mom. I could close my eyes and pray that you would come back or open my eyes and heart to things of eternal value, until I see you again. My heart could be empty because I can't see you any more, or my heart can be full, because of the love and sacred memories shared. When I see all God has done in and through my life these past ten years, I stand in awe. Cameron, I do miss you every day, but I choose to do what you would have wanted- smile, love and serve the Lord Jesus. Love, Mom
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BARNHART -- MILDRED KATHLEEN September 18, 1933 - January 1, 2012 Millie was born in Memphis, Tennessee to Kathleen and Tom Marshall. Millie and Moon Barnhart were married for 40 years. Her brother, Tom Marshall and his wife, Marie, reside in Bryan, Texas with Millie's 101 year old mother, Kathleen Marshall. She has two daughters, Lynn Hyder, who lives in San Diego with Tom O'Dwyer, and Rebecca Romspert and her husband, John, live in Anchorage, Alaska. Millie has two grandsons, Michael Dodds and Ryan Roberts, and two granddaughters, Kasey and Reese Romspert. Millie also has three step children, Terri Kasten from Phoenix, Arizona, Steve Barnhart and his wife, Emily live in Albuquerque, and Susan Shenkal and her husband, Yuval, live in San Diego, California. Her remaining three grandchildren are Matthew and Mike Barnhart who live in Albuquerque and Meghan Dailey and her husband, Paul, live in Lynchburg, Virginia. In Bryan, Texas, Millie also leaves her two nephews, Tom Marshall and his wife, Sherrie, and John Marshall and his wife, Mary Beth, along with their families. Millie treasured her friendships that she had been accumulating since transferring to Albuquerque's Highland High School in 1950. She earned her Master's Degree in Guidance and Counseling from UNM. She was an active member of the Las Amapolas Garden Club, UNM's Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, a sustaining member of the Junior League of Albuquerque and a member of Central United Methodist Church. Besides her family and friends, her life's passion was her love of dogs and all living creatures. For decades, she has worn a loving track walking her dogs around Hyder Park. There will be a memorial service at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at Central United Methodist Church located at 201 University Blvd NE. Please visit our online guestbook for Millie at: www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 1111 University NE 505-843-6333
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BORGELT -- RALPH E. Was called home to rest on December 30, 2011 at the age of 82. He was surrounded by his loving family at home in Rio Rancho, NM. He was born in Carlyle, IL in 1929, to Theodore and Josephine Borgelt. Ralph was a good man, loved by all. He enjoyed telling jokes and teasing people just to make them smile. He loved gardening and picking tomatoes with his great-grandson. They had a special bond and Mathayus will miss his papo so much. Ralph was an accomplished man, with a degree in electronics. He worked for General Electric and retired after 25 yrs of service. He had many good friends who will miss him very much. He served his country in the Army Air Force, honorably discharged in 1949. He then served nine years in the Air force reserves. Ralph is survived by his wife Dee (Dolores) of 59 yrs and two children, Mark Borgelt and Susan Lucero, and his son-in-law Johnny Lucero. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Lance Gallegos, and Michael Tafoya, as well as one great-grandson, Mathayus Tafoya. He is also survived by two brothers, Theodore, Jr and Hubert Borgelt. Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Josephine Borgelt, a brother Robert Borgelt, and daughter-in-law Veronica Tarango-Borgelt. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 1:00 p.m., St Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 5712 Paradise Blvd NW, Albuquerque. In lieu of flowers the family prefers donations be made to the Disabled American Veterans. God saw you were getting tired; a cure was not to be... A golden heart stop beating, hard working hands to rest... You will be missed dearly, we love you! To view service information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Ralph's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 2400 Southern Blvd SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124 (505) 891-9192
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DYKE -- MICHAEL C. Was born on August 11, 1950 and passed away on December 30, 2011 after a tough battle with cancer. He was a lifetime resident of Tesuque, New Mexico. He was preceded in death by his parents Lourdes and Norman Dyke. He is survived by his wife of 31 years Susan; his daughter Nancy Arellano; step-son Brian Redondo and wife Desiree; step-daughter Tina Redondo; grandchildren Damian Dyke, Selena and Alyssa Gonzales. A visitation and rosary took place on Wednesday, January 4, 2012. The burial mass will be held today, Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 9:30 am at Santa Maria de la Paz. Preceding the mass Michael will be taken to his final resting place at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. There will be a reception following the burial at the Eagles Hall between 1:00pm and 4:00pm. Family extends their gratitude to S.F. Cancer Center, P.M.S. Hospice, Dr. Han and staff. The family has entrusted their loved one to: The Rivera Family of Santa Fe Funeral Options 417 East Rodeo Road Santa Fe, NM 87505 Santafefuneraloption.com (505) 989-7032
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EDWARD -- WILLIAM O. Age 81, a resident of Albuquerque since 1962, died January 1, 2012. He is survived by his wife Mary Lou of 58 years; daughters Robin M. Edward, MD and Carol Myers; son John B. Edward and wife Gayle; and grandchildren Tiffany Lupcho, Kayla Myers, Kacey Myers and Jack and Bryce Edward. Bill is also survived by his sisters Shirley Tibbs and Elizabeth Joyce Hock of Bountiful, UT and numerous nieces and nephews. He graduated from Yale College in 1951 and Yale Medical School in 1955. He then went on to post graduate training at the University of Utah followed by an Ophthalmology Residency at the University of California, San Francisco. He served in the Air Force as a Flight Surgeon at Kirtland Air Force Base in 1957-58. He was in the private practice of ophthalmology for 44 years. He was a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Frederick Cordes Eye Society, the AMA and the American Society of Retina Specialists. He was co-founder and organizer of the Aspen Retinal Detachment Society, an international organization for the study of the retina founded in 1972. Bill's top priority was serving his patients, and his passion for medicine was fueled by his desire to improve sight, preserve vision and prevent blindness. Bill served Yale for many years as a representative to the Association of Yale Alumni, the Board of Governors of the AYA and as president of the Yale Club of NM. In addition he was always a strong supporter of Mary Lou's endeavors in advocating for children's causes and family planning. An enthusiastic athlete, Bill enjoyed skiing and tennis and he especially relished weekend games with the same tennis buddies for over 40 years. Spending time at Snowmass CO with family and close friends was the highlight of his life. This included taking runs on The Big Burn, hiking favorite trails, picnicking by a gurgling stream or attending the Aspen Music Festival concerts and Aspen Institute programs. And just soaking it all in with his family and those he loved the most. Another favorite pastime was tending his prized cherry and apple trees and savoring the fruits of the RCJ Orchard. He was a man of all seasons! Memorial services will be held Friday January 6, 2012 at First Presbyterian Church, 215 Locust Ave., NE at 4 pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a donation to All Faiths Receiving Home, 1709 Moon, NE, ABQ, 87112 or Planned Parenthood of New Mexico, 719 San Mateo, NE, ABQ 87108. Burial will take place in Salt Lake City, on January 9, 2012. Please visit our online guest book for William at: www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 1111 University NE 505-843-6333
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FLORES -- GERTRUD Age 85, a resident of Bremerton, WA, formerly of Albuquerque, passed away on December 31, 2011. Mrs. Flores is survived by her children, George Flores and wife, Gloria of Puerto Rico, and Mary Henderson and husband, Craig of Bremerton, WA; her grandchildren, Enrique Tanon, Juan Jose (J.J.) Flores, Kathryn Henderson, and Susan Henderson; three great-grandchildren; special sister-in-law, Carol Garcia; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Dubie Baca and husband, Richard, Precilla Taylor and husband, Ernest, Joe Flores and wife, Lucille, and Herman Flores and wife, Dorothy; special niece, and nephew, Theresa and Phil Lucero; and many other nieces and nephews. Mrs. Flores was preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Elsa Stolp; her husband, Edward (Lalo) Flores; her sons, Eddie Jr. and Ted Flores; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Juan Jose and Augustina Flores. Visitation will Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 9:30 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church, 1400 Arenal SW, by Herman Flores; a Communion Service will follow the Rosary at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robert Lucero, Vince Taylor, Eduardo Flores, Sam Flores, Jeff Flores, and Fabian Flores. Honorary pallbearers will be Martin Flores, Ted Flores, and Peter Taylor. Please visit: www.gabaldonmortuaryinc.com to sign the online guest book. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary Inc. 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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GRAHAM -- BEATRICE P. Age 85, died Monday, December 26, 2011 at home surrounded by her husband, children and grandchildren. Beatrice is survived by her loving husband, David V. Graham; son, Fernando D. Graham; daughters, Linda S. Gonzales (Charles), Diane L. Tapia, Donna L. Schuler (Ruben Reyes); eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She will be greatly missed. Services will be held at Our Lady of Assumption on January 5, 2011 at 10:00 am. Placement will take place at a later date. To view information or leave a condolence, visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Beatrice'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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GRIEGO -- LINDA Age 64, on December 30, 2011 went home to be with the Lord. She is now singing and rejoicing in His presence. Linda was born April 19, 1947 to Reuben and Laura C. Sanchez. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister Bennie Sanchez; and grandson Daniel Griego. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Joseph M. Griego; daughter Mona Griego; sons Andrew Griego and wife Antoinette, Rueben Griego and wife Christine; eight grandchildren Mathew, Rebekah, Amberly, Reuben Jr., Sofia, Santiago, Gabriel and Michael; three brothers Ruben, Raul and Diego Sanchez; four sisters Dinah Martinez, Lorraine Sanchez, Vivian Stanton, Therese (Kutchy) Sanchez; and several nieces and nephews. Linda was a devoted Christian, loving wife, mother, grandmother and was a treasure to everyone that knew her. She always shared her faith in Christ which inspired and touched many people throughout her life. She will be deeply missed. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 4th at 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the Reflection of Life Chapel (Washington and Cutler NE). Visitation and Funeral services will be held on January 5th at Calvary Chapel (4001 Osuna NE) at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m., officiated by Pastor Greg Griego. Burial will follow at El Evangelio Cemetery (3816 Blake SW) Pallbearers will be Andrew, Reuben, Matthew and Rueben Jr. Griego, David Sanchez, Richard Damon Gutierrez, and Phillip Paiz. Please visit Linda'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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INGRAM-CHAVEZ -- DANA D. Age 75, born on July 13, 1936 in Artesia, NM, and a resident of Albuquerque, NM, completed her life's journey on Sunday, January 1, 2012. Dana is survived by her beloved husband of eighteen years, David Chavez; her daughter, Kamala Ingram and husband, Eugene Bustos; son-in-law, Pat Hockaday; stepchildren, Christine Chavez and Anthony Chavez; grandchildren, Felicia Chavez, Rick Aguilar, Casey Chavez, Juliana Chavez, and Lucas Chavez; a great-grandson, Anthony Lucero; and her spoiled kid dogs. Dana was preceded in death by her mother, Loretha Robertson; father, Ralph Chapman; and her daughter, Doana Ingram-Hockaday. Dana found her joy in family, and her dogs, Elvis Presley and Christmas. Graveside Blessing will be Saturday, January 7, 2012 at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 1900 Edith NE at 11:30 am. Pallbearers will be Eugene Bustos, Dimas Zamora, Rick Aguilar, Pat Hockaday, Aaron Dominguez, and Jake Roybal. Please visit: wwww.gabaldonmortuaryinc.com to sign the online guestbook. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary Inc. 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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JOHNSON -- ELISA K. Passed away in El Paso, TX on January 2, 2012. She was a resident at the Royal Estates Retirement facility in El Paso. Elisa was born on April 19, 1922 in Longs Canon, CO. near Trinidad, CO. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver D. Johnson; her daughter, Lena Marie Valerio; by her sisters, Ida Passarelli, Laura Hahn, Mary Wright, Celest Armone; and her brother Pete Niccoli. She is survived by one sister, Esther Mattivi. Elisa's surviving children are Robert Johnson, Sharon Pierce, Oliver D. Johnson Jr.; four grandchildren, Brenda Eatough, Jon'l Emmett, Cory and Rachel Johnson, and Maria Johnson; also four great-grandchildren, Katherine, David, and Derek Eatough, and Sofia Emmett. Elisa was a long time resident of Raton, NM, then moved to Albuquerque, NM, before moving on to El Paso. Services will be held at Gate of Heaven Chapel, 7999 Wyoming NE, on Jan. 6, 2012 at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association.
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LE VIE -- L. SHIRLEY Shirley died peacefully in the presence of family Thursday, December 29, 2011 in Rio Rancho, NM. She was born in Rockport, MA, June 11, 1924 and was preceded in death by her husband, Donald S. LeVie Sr. in March 2009. Shirley is survived by her brother Donald C. Monroe of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL; sons Donald Jr. and wife Jeanette of Austin, TX, Brian and wife Debbie of Rio Rancho; three granddaughters Michelle Evans, Casey and Jamie LeVie; and two great-grandchildren Tyler and Hailey Evans. She had many life-long friends and will be dearly missed. Services entrusted to Daniels Family Funeral Services.
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LITT -- EVA LOIS Age 79, passed away Monday, January 2, 2012. She was born in Raymond, Alberta Canada on July 21, 1932, to Harold and Vera Garner. Eva is survived by her son Paul Litt; daughter Wendy Elliott (husband Craig) and grandson Kyle Elliott. She was preceded in death by her husband Russell Litt and son David Litt. Services will be held graveside on Friday, January 6, at 10:00 am at Gate of Heaven Cemetery located at the SW corner of Paseo Del Norte and Wyoming. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit: www.danielsfuneral.com Eva'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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MARMON -- RICHARD H. "POLLY" A resident of Los Chavez since 1984 was born in Albuquerque May 15, 1924, passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2011. He was raised in Laguna, NM by his parents Henry C. and Lilly Ann. He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Betty Jo; children, Polly Ann Canive and husband, Jose, Richard H. Marmon II and wife, Linda; James R. Marmon, and Marguerite Sweeney and husband, Edward; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Lee Marmon of Laguna, NM and Kenneth Marmon of Mesa, AZ. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary, the mother of his children in 1973; and his second wife, Shirley in 1998. After he graduated from high school in 1942 he attended tech schools in New Mexico, Texas and completed his training at Philco Airborne Radio School in Philadelphia, PA, under the U.S. Signal Corps Reserve in 1943. Dick was called into service in 1943. He served in the U.S. Air Force 390th Bomb Groups, Squadron 570th, at Station 153 Parham, England. Flying over Germany he was wounded on his 15th mission and returned to the United States in January 1945. Mr. Marmon was awarded the Air Medal with one oak leaf cluster and The Purple Heart. After the war, Dick attended the University in Albuquerque and worked for Sandia National Labs, retiring after 32 years in 1980. After traveling to many parts of the world including seeing the Great Wall of China, with Shirley they settled down in Los Chavez and did voluntary work for the Talking Book Library for the Blind and Handicapped for 22 years by repairing the tape machines and head sets. He was a life member of the Eighth Air Force Historical Society in Pooler, GA, a life member of the 390th Foundation of the Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson, AZ, and a life member of the New Mexico Chapter of the 8th Air Force in Albuquerque. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held, Friday, January 6th at 10:30 am at French - University Chapel. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Animal Humane Association of New Mexico, 615 Virginia St. SE, Albuquerque 87108. Please visit our online guestbook for Dick at www.RememberTheirStory.com. FRENCH 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
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MARQUEZ -- LEO, LIEUTENANT GENERAL, USAF, RET. At age 79, Leo Marquez died peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, December 30, 2011. He is survived by his wife, the former Stella Alvarez of Las Cruces NM, and their children, Diana Marquez, David Marquez, Paula Hewitt and her daughter, Alisa; Patricia and Allan Knighten and their daughter, Adrienne; Phil and Susan Marquez and their children, Marisa, Brittanae Brown and Michael Birner, siblings Ruben and Pedie Marquez, Jim and Helen Marquez, Mary Ann Greiner and sister-in-law, Esther Marquez and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Santiago and Emma Marquez; his brother, Ben Marquez and sister, Carmen Baca. He was born on January 27, 1932 in Peralta, NM and grew up in the farming village of Tome, NM. Leo graduated from New Mexico State University's Air Force ROTC program with a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology. He also earned a Master of Science degree in Business Administration from George Washington University. He was a distinguished graduate of the Air Command and Staff College and the National Defense College and received a Master of Business Administration degree from the Advanced Management Program for Executives, Carnegie-Mellon University. He was named a distinguished alumnus and received an Honorary Doctor of Letters from his alma mater, New Mexico State University. He proudly served his country for 33 years as a US Air Force officer before retiring as a Lieutenant General. His many decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with one oak leaf cluster, Bronze Star with V for valor for combat in the Republic of Vietnam, Meritorious Service medal and Air Force Commendation medal with one oak leaf cluster. His last assignment was as Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics and Engineering, Headquarters US Air Force, Pentagon. He was a pilot with over 2000 hours in single engine jet fighters. His many noteworthy achievements include the approval and implementation of the Air Force Combat Ammunitions Center known as "Ammo U" and the maintenance badge that all Air Force maintainers now wear so proudly just above the heart. The Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez Award of Maintenance Excellence was named and is earned by civilian and military Air Force maintenance personnel in recognition of superior service. Since retirement from the Air Force, he was an executive in several engineering and aerospace companies and served the state of New Mexico on the Kirtland Partnership Committee, New Mexico Military Base Planning Commission and as a regent of both New Mexico Tech University and the New Mexico Museum Board. Those who knew him cherished his great sense of humor, his pride in his family, his love of reading, current events and the arts, his professional knowledge, and interest in junior officers and enlisted personnel. Memorial contributions are welcomed at the Logistics Officers Association Scholarship Fund (www.loanational.org) and The Ranches (www.theranches.org ).The family would like to thank their many friends, including those from the Kirtland Partnership Committee, Team Kirtland and the Air Force community, for their loyalty, love and support during this time. Arrangements are being handled by French's Mortuary. Funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 10:00 am at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. The private interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook for Leo at RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500.
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MILLER -- DEBORAH Age 46, and formerly of Edgewood died peacefully (of complications due to pulmonary hypertension) in her Albuquerque home on December 31, 2011. Debby loved reading, swimming, rock 'n' roll, and people of all stripes. She held a Master's degree in Counseling from Webster University, but wasn't able to work recently due to poor health. Debby is survived by her son David Jim Miller of San Diego; mother Nancy Ava Miller of Edgewood (plus stepfather Barry Robinson); father Robert Lee Miller of Albuquerque; beloved former husband Jerold Rivera of Albuquerque; step-grandmother and dear friend Trudy Robinson of Albuquerque; surrogate grandmother Doris Price of Albuquerque; plus cherished friends Sherry, Aaron, Jeanine, Mike, Jim, Jerry, Judy, Wendy, and Barbie. A memorial bash and yummy supper for Debby will be held at the First Unitarian Church Social Hall in Albuquerque, 3701 Carlisle NE, Saturday January 7th, noon-3:30 PM. Welcome all! RSVP Nancy Ava Miller 505-281-6262 or 505-280-0116 or nancyava@peplove.com. Please, no gifts or flowers. Donations? Please consider the Pulmonary Hypertension Association.
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MONTOYA -- LARRY J. Age 55, beloved father, grandfather, son and brother, was embraced by the Lord and taken to his heavenly home, Friday, December 30, 2011. He was a life long resident of Albuquerque, NM. He was preceded in death by his long time companion, Annie Marquez. Larry is survived by his children, Desiree Montoya, Dana Resendiz and husband John, Richard Marquez and wife Vanessa; six precious grandchildren; his loving parents, Amadeo and Laura Montoya; his sisters, Sylvia Montoya, Teresa Byrd and husband Jim; and other numerous relatives and friends. Larry will be greatly missed by all. Visitations will be Thursday, January 5, 2012 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services - Alameda Mortuary, where a Rosary will be recited 7:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, January 6, 2012 at 12:30 pm at San Jose de Los Duranes Mission, 2110 Los Luceros Rd NW. Interment to follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Casket Bearers will be Daniel Valles, Matthew Gallegos, Richard Harding, Jr., Orlando Montoya, Richard Marquez and Ronnie Montoya. Those who wish to express their condolences or share a story, please visit: www.danielsfuneral.com Larry's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Alameda Mortuary 9420 Fourth Street NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 (505) 898-3160 (888) 706-3160
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NOLEEN-CHAVEZ -- APRIL DIANE born on October 6, 1966 in Phoenix, AZ left us at the young age of 45 to be with our Heavenly Father on December 22, 2011. She was preceded in death by her mother, Verna Gage. April is survived by her father, Jerome Noleen Sr. and second mother, Susan Wright; her husband, Allen Chavez; a daughter and son-in-law, Amber and Michael Williams; son, Chase Beltramo; and a granddaughter, Jazmine Beltramo. She is also survived by three sisters and one brother; also many nieces and nephews. Services will be held on January 7, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 3715 Silver Ave SE
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RAINEY -- PATRICIA "PAT" left us unexpectedly on December 30, 2011. Pat was born October 1, 1931 in Denver, Colorado. In 1956, Pat married the love of her life, Thomas W. Rainey and began a world-wide life of adventure together. Travelling and living in exotic places such as the Philippines, and Iran, Pat proved herself to be a fearless woman of strength and determination. Following Tom to the Philippines, Pat took three "babies", the oldest being only two, across the country and then across the Pacific on her own. Pat was an amazing mother who dedicated herself to raising her kids and to being a loving wife. She and Tom settled in Albuquerque in 1972 after his retirement from the Air Force and made a new home for their family. Throughout her life Pat was involved in the lives of her children, her grandchildren and the many friends that she and Tom made over the years. Their network of friends spans the country and they have maintained that network for many years. Pat believed strongly in looking out for neighbors and friends within her community and participated actively in community service activities. She held strong political beliefs and loved to discuss the events of the day. Though her own opinions were strong and heartfelt, she always insisted that her children and grandchildren thought for themselves and developed their own beliefs and opinions. The pride of her life was her family. She was a devoted mother, a dedicated grandmother, and was excitedly looking forward to the birth of her second great grandchild. She delighted in the lives of her children and grandchildren and eagerly anticipated their visits and phone calls. She was a soccer mom before there were soccer moms. Little League, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, PTA, Vacation Bible School, church, school activities and athletics were important to her children and so they were important to her. Always encouraging and involved, she made costumes, baked cookies and cakes, helped sell candy and donuts, was an officer in the PTA and through extraordinary efforts, insured that her children were able to participate in any activity they desired. Pat is survived by her loving husband Tom; her son, Terry and his wife, Calleen; her son, Tim and his wife, Jovonna; and her daughter, Tammy. She had six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild with another on the way. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. at the French - University Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE. There will be a reception to follow at the Elks Lodge #461 located at 2430 Centre Avenue Southeast. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Pat's beloved charity the Albuquerque Humane Society. Please visit our online guest book for Patricia at: RememberTheirStory.com. FRENCH 1111 University NE 505-843-6333
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RAUGHT -- GARY P. On Sunday, January 1, 2012, Gary went to be with our Lord. He was preceded in death by his father Norman Raught. Gary is survived by his mother: Ruth Raught; brothers: John Raught and wife Louisa, and Mark Raught; sister: Barbara McGuire and husband Kenneth; nephews: Nick McGuire, Tim McGuire, Sam Raught, and John Raught II; and niece: Amanda Raught. Gary was a heart transplant recipient and struggled many years with health issues. He is now at rest with the Lord. Contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association of New Mexico. A Mass will be held at the Church of the Ascension (2150 Raymac Road SW) at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 6th. Please visit Gary'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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ROMERO -- BALTAZAR Age 92, went home to be with our Lord and Savior January 1, 2012. A Memorial Service will take place at St. Anne Catholic Church, 1400 Arenal Rd SW. Friday, January 6, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. Inurnment will take place at a later date. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Baltazar's care entrusted to: Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover Ave. SW Albuquerque, NM, 87102 505-243-5222
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ROTH -- MARION ALBERTA Passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 29, 2011 after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. Born on Aug. 15, 1948 in Tyngsboro, MA, the oldest of six children. Graduated from Lowell High School in 1966 and then moved to Tucson, AZ, with her family in 1966 where she met and married her husband Emanuel Peter Roth in 1969. They moved to Seattle, WA, in 1970 while her husband attended the Univ. of Washington and then on to Champaign-Urbana, IL, where he attended grad school. They had two children born in Illinois, Emanuel Paul Roth (1974) and Christine Marie Roth (1977). Moved to Albuquerque in 1978 where her husband joined Sandia National Labs. She stayed home with the children while they were young and later worked in retail at Foley's Dept. store and then for 15 years at Respond First Aid Systems as a warehouse manager. Marion was very active in school programs and functions when the children were young and then was very involved with church activities at Covenant United Methodist Church. She and her husband were Sunday school teachers and youth leaders over several years, taking the youth on summer mission trips to several locations throughout the US. She was responsible for several years for fund raising activities for the youth and youth functions such as Vacation Bible School and Christmas pageants. Her spirit and enthusiasm brought a special life and joy to everyone. Marion was also very active in church choir, with a beautiful voice and often sang duets with friends during service. Marion loved the outdoors, camping and hiking with her family throughout the southwest. She also loved to travel, planning and going on several trips with her husband and family throughout the world. This last year she was able to plan and go on two trips to Hawaii and a trip to Germany. Marion was mostly known for her love and compassion for everyone she met. There has never been a kinder soul or more caring person. She was "best friend" for many people and will be greatly missed in their lives and the life of her family. She was truly the heart and soul of her family. Words cannot express how much she will be missed. Marion is survived by her husband of 42 years, Pete Roth of Albuquerque; their daughter, Christy Carter, son-in-law, Joseph Carter, and granddaughter, Charlotte Carter (age 10 months) of Alamogordo. She was preceded in death by son Emanuel Paul Roth in 2006 and parents Earl Davis (2007) and Marion Davis (2011). She is also survived by sister Ruby Davis; brother Earl Davis of Maine; sister Pauline Degler of Ohio; sister Cindy Kindley; and brother Howard Davis of Alabama. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Covenant United Methodist Church, 8510 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113, where they will be designated in support of the youth program. Services will be held Saturday, January 7, 2012, 2:00 p.m., at Covenant UMC, 8510 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque. A memorial website is available at: rememberingmarionroth .weebly.com FRENCH 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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SAKIESTEWA -- JOAN Lakota name: Luta Koyag Mani Win (Woman Who Walks Wearing Red), age 73, died January 1, 2012 at the Lovelace Medical Center. She was born November 29, 1938 to Joseph and Clara Giago at Pierre, SD. Joan grew up on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota. She attended Holy Rosary Boarding School through High School. Joan received her License to Practice Nursing in Rapid City, SD. Thereafter, she married Robert C. Sakiestewa Jr. June 4, 1960 on Whidbey Island, WA. After starting her family she moved to Tuba City, AZ, then to Shiprock, NM where she worked as an LPN for Indian Health Hospitals. In 1968 she made Albuquerque, NM her permanent home and eventually continued her career at the VA Hospital as a Respiratory Therapist and Oxygen Coordinator. She retired in 2003 after over 40 years of civil service. Joan received many Certificates of Achievement, Performance Awards and Service Awards from the VA Hospital in Respiratory Care. She was viewed as an exceptional therapist by patients, co-workers and supervisors. She is survived by her three daughters, Carla Sakiestewa, Mary Sakiestewa and Michelle Hawthorne and son-in-law, Seth; her grandchildren, Clara, James (J.J.), Wesley, and Danny Chung and Martha and Sophia Hawthorne, all of Albuquerque, NM; five brothers, William (Bill) Giago of Lake Havasu, AZ, Robert (Bob) Giago of Pine Ridge, SD, Patrick Giago of Tuba City, AZ, Eugene Giago of Rapid City, SD and Warren Giago of Pine Ridge, SD; four sisters, Yvonne Reynolds of Rosebud, SD, Theresa Tibbits of Rapid City, SD, Loretta Giago of Pine Ridge, SD and Mary Nephew of Alexandria, VA. She was preceded in death by her mother and father and brother, Michael Giago. She is also survived and honored by her in-laws of the Sakiestewa Family, ex-husband, Robert Sakiestewa; brothers, Albert and Eric Sakiestewa; and sisters, Velma Albert and Alberta Sakiestewa. Memorial donations can be made by check or money order to "WakanyejaPawicayapi, Inc" (Children First) 923 Northridge Dr, Rapid City, SD 57701 c/o Gene Giago to support children/youth and families who continue to suffer from intergenerational grief, loss and trauma and strengthen and assist in the ongoing battle for the Lakota way of life and the future of our children and grandchildren. Friends may visit the family during the Wake at French - Wyoming Chapel on Thursday, January 5, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Services will be held Friday, January 6, 2012, 9:00 a.m., also at French - Wyoming Chapel. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook for Joan www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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SHANLEY -- KATHLEEN LOUISE (BENNETT) Age 68, along with her brother-in-law, Edward Park, 65, was taken from us too soon by an auto accident. Kathy was preceded in death by her parents, George and Fern (Gray) Bennett; first husband, Franklin Shanley; second husband, Wayne Chisum; and granddaughter, Ella Shanley. She is survived by her husband, Andy Shanley, of Albuquerque; children, Brenda Brown and husband, Charles of Albuquerque, Brian Shanley and wife, Susanne, of Stanley, NM, Tim Shanley and partner, Rose of Cave Junction, OR, Pam Shanley and fiance, Anthony also of Albuquerque; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Dorothy Bayles of Moquokata, IA, Georgia Fullard and husband, Danny of Waycross, GA, Gerry Park of Greeley, CO; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Kathy was a member of Christian Love Fellowship and the Triple Link, Rebekah Lodge #10 of the Independent Order of the Odd Fellows for nearly 50 years. She worked with Total Community Care-PACE for 8 years in home health care. Kathy was involved in many community service outreach projects and she loved working with plastic canvas, being outdoors; fishing and creating many wonderful outdoor adventures with her family. A visitation will be held at Daniels Family Funeral Services Coal Chapel on Friday, January 6, 2012 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Funeral Services along with a Rebekah Memorial ceremony will be held at Daniels Family Funeral Services Coal Chapel on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. with Interment to follow at Fairview Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Keith Shanley, Frank Shanley, Justin Shanley, Wayne Brown, Mario Gonzalez, Allen Shanley. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to I.O. O. F Manzano mountain recreation area c/o Gaylen L. Brown, GS, Grand Lodge of NM, 2908 Northwood Drive, Farmington, NM 87401-3338. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit: www.danielsfuneral.com Kathleen's care entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 1100 Coal Ave SE Albuquerque, NM, 87106 505-842-8800
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STOKES -- LOUISE R. Age 93, a native of Missouri, but a long time resident of Rio Rancho, died on Saturday, December 31, 2011, surrounded by her loving family. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Vincent J. Stokes. She is survived by her daughters, Patricia L. Stokes of Rio Rancho, Jeanne Anne Stokes, Rio Rancho, Theresa M. Michael and husband, Tameru, of Rio Rancho; sons, James H. Stokes and wife, Nancy, of Ottertail, MN and Stephen V. Stokes and wife, Patricia, of Excelsior Springs, MO; her grandchildren, David Stokes, Kaye Knox, Etsegenet Michael, Nathaniel Michael, and Jana Lindauer; and seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Mary Leonard, of Payton, ID. Louise was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, friend and neighbor who will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Her family was her greatest joy and she was happiest when all of her family was gathered around--whether it was the dinner table, the card table, crowded into the kitchen, or relaxing on her patio enjoying her back yard and view of the Sandia Mountains. She loved cruising, camping, crafts, cooking for her family, and caring for her yard and garden. She was a role model in balancing a successful and gratifying career with caring for her family who never lost sight of the importance of the relationships with her family and the people in her life. She will be forever loved and missed by her family and friends. Friends may visit French, Westside, on Saturday, January 7, 2012, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Mass will be celebrated following visitation beginning at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at the Resurrection Cemetery in Jefferson City, MO where she will be laid to rest beside her husband, Vincent. The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be made to the Rio Rancho Rockets, Special Olympics Team, c/o Mike Torres, 847 Chuckwagon Rd. SE, Rio Rancho, NM, 87124. Please visit our online guest book for Louise at: Remember Their Story.com FRENCH 9300 Golf Course Rd NW 505-897-0300
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WATKIN -- ALAN Age 51- "As of today I will no longer be fighting to survive lung cancer, because from now on lung cancer will have to fight to survive ME." With this kind of tenacity, Alan lived and inspired those around him. This limitlessly talented man humbly graced us with his beautiful creations, and will live on in the hearts he touched and the art he left behind. Equally at home in the mountains and the desert, Alan was a New Mexican through and through. After spending his youth and the earlier part of his adult life in his home town of Las Cruces, he lived with his family in Bosque Farms for fifteen years. Alan passed away on December 30, 2011 in Charlotte, NC, where he lived with his wife of 28 years. Alan is survived by his wife, Deborah Apodaca, two spawn: Nicholas and Megan Coleman-Watkin; his sister, Diana Ward and her husband, Bob; brother, Steven Watkin and his wife, Carol; his closest niece, Jennifer Ramos; several other wonderful nieces and nephews, and a crapload of friends. Alan was involved in many things, though his passions were skiing and art. At Alan's request, we invite his friends to join us in celebrating his life at the family home at 3:00pm, Saturday, January 7th, 2012, 415 Ranchitos Rd., Bosque Farms, NM 87068. As a lifelong NON-smoker who was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer, Alan became an advocate for lung cancer awareness. In this spirit, the family is requesting that donations be made to Lung Cancer Alliance in lieu of flowers and gifts. Checks are payable to Lung Cancer Alliance, P.O. Box 630972, Baltimore, MD 21263. Alan's family would like to thank everyone who has been with us on this journey for all the love and support. We love you, Dad!
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WATKINS -- THOMAS H. JR. Age 50, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2012, with his family by his side. Mr. Watkins was born July 23, 1961 to Thomas H. and Madeline (Reckker) Watkins, Sr. of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Upon graduation from high school, he enlisted in the US Army. During his military career he proudly served in the Persian Gulf War and earned the Army Service Ribbon, was an M16-Sharpshooter, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, the Army Reserve Component Medal with one Oak Leave Clover, the Overseas Training Ribbon, National Defense Ribbon, the Achievement and Commendation Medals, and the Southwest Asia Medal with two Bronze Stars. He proudly served in the Active Duty for two years and the Reserve for 12 years with the 156th Support Group. He was a member of the American Legion, Albuquerque Amputee Support Group, Amputee Empowerment Partners and was a certified Peer Visitor. Before his illness, he was employed by B.F. Goodrich Aerospace. Mr. Watkins was a recipient of the most generous gift of a heart transplant. The Watkins' family, who never met the Albuquerque heart donor's family, will forever remain grateful for their gift. May God bless you! Mr. Watkins was preceded in death by his father, Thomas H. Watkins, Sr. He is survived by his loving and devoted mother, Madeline Watkins, of Rio Rancho, New Mexico; loving sister, Barbara Wise and her husband, John, of Schoolcraft, Michigan; loving brother, David Watkins, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and adored nephews, Christopher and Michael Wise, of Schoolcraft, Michigan. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 6, 2012 at Daniels Family Funeral Services, 4310 Sara Road SE, Rio Rancho. Inurnment with Full Military Honors will follow at Vista Verde Memorial Park, Rio Rancho, New Mexico. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit: www.danielsfuneral.com Mr. Watkins' care entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Rd. Rio Rancho, New Mexico, 87124 505-892-9920
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